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The Class History of Arts '29
ARTS '29 is the first class to have spent
all its four years at Point Grey. For
this reason, in our first year we did not feel
so much like Freshmen, for everybody
felt just as strange as we did.
We were conspicious in our first year
by winning the
Arts '20 Relay, an
achievement which
united the class together and awakened the University
to realize our importance. And as
we leave as seniors
we can look back to
our Freshman days
and feel that we
have kept up the
high standard we
first set throughout
our career as Arts
In sport we have
been particularly
active. Gordon
Shields early displayed himself as
the first ranking
player in tennis in
Varsity. In swimming we have al-
ways fielded a
strong team com--
prised of Mary
Car t e r, Mamie
Moloney, Gordon
Baker, and Reg. Wilson. In English
rugby Harold Mahon and Ralph Farris
have consistently upheld the honour of their
class. In Canadian rugby the class has
contributed players of merit. In badminton Esther Eddy has for four years been
on the first team. In basketball, Marjorie
Lanning is one of the stars.
To the "Ubyssey" we have contributed
the present Editor-in-Chief, Maurice DesBrisay, while Margaret Grant, May Chris-
tison, Stewart Reid, and Bruce Carrick
have been contributors of long standing.
Likewise we have had a singular
wealth in executive material. The Students' Council
takes most of its
more prominent
members from the
Senior Arts Class,
namely Ross Tolmie, President of
the Alma Mater
Society, Gerry
Whitaker, President of the Women's Undergraduate Society, Mary
Carter, President
of the Women's
Athletics, Mary
Watts, Secretary
of the Alma Mater
Society, and Grev-
i 11 e Rowland,
President of the
Literary and Scientific Executive.
The Players'
Club has likewise
profited by the talents of our members. Frances
Madeley, Frances
Fowler, John Billings and Greville
of ability and pop-
Rowland  are   actors
Even from its Freshman days Arts
'29 has impressed the University with its
success in social matters. This has been
evidenced by the increasingly large number
of gate-crashers who have risked their lives
to attend our functions. Whilst this popularity  is   somewhat   embarrassing  to  the
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Corning to U.B.C. from Nanaimo, Jean has
won a great many friends. During her three
years with '29 she has become a popular member of the mathematical circle, being secretary
of the club this year. Jean, being one of our
clever minority, has honoured in Mathematics,
taking Physics on the side-. Next year we may
see her here again enrolled under the Education
Elmer is an honour student in Physics and is
in his lab. most of the time. Besides his Physics
courses he has taken several courses in Mathematics. He is vice-president of the Mathematics Club and a member of the Physics Club.
He played goal on the First Soccer team for two
years and this year he played Grass Hockey.
In spite of this he makes first-class marks. He
will be back next year to continue his studies.
In spite of the fact that she is one of the
courageous few who undertake English honours,
Jean does not find it necessary to have her
books for constant companions. Marjorie and
she are inseparable in their leisure hours. In
addition to English honours, Jean is a member
of the Letters Club, and her appreciation of
English courses will probably bring her back
to U. B. C. next year for Education. Phi
Omega sorority.
Bob is a living advertisement for the wonderful climate of the sunny Okanagan, and
more particularly for the district round Trail.
He has spent only two years with his classmates of '29 but has become fairly infamous
within that time. In spite of his extreme youth
and his kinky hair he managed to hold down
a place on the Intermediate Basketball squad
in his Third year. He occupies himself with
slicing up frogs and punching holes in test
tubes: calls it a Pre-med course.   Women? No.
Eva is one of the youngest members of
Arts '29 and, when she chatters gaily at a
Varsity dance, one would hardly guess that
she is a senior. However, she has delved into
the mysteries of Latin, French and German
during the past four years and intends to
teach B. C. youth to speak "in many tongues."
Eva can drive any Ford, and gives many a
welcome lift to Varsity students. We are
wondering where she spends her free afternoons.
Sigma Beta Pi sorority. If you want to
find Shiela, find Lillian. Shiela is a small excitable person with wind-blown hair. Her
favourite remark is, "Tell me, too!" To look
at her you would never know that she makes
first-classes in Economics. Shiela tried Victoria College for a year but then returned to
Varsity and has since remained true to her
Alma Mater. Shiela plays badminton, and
Ernest is a Victoria bird of migratory
habits. He began his academic career with
the Victoria College class of '26 which, after
two years, he deserted. He then studied pedagogy at Victoria Normal. After practising
this for a year he made his appearance in
Varsity circles with the class of '28. Although
successful, he decided to spend another year
teaching while waiting for '29. He is of a
studious turn of mind and has proved himself
an expert on the dance floor and the tennis
Being convinced that Varsity must not be
taken seriously, Jean has discarded all afternoon
lectures and also "the other three units." She
has tried everything including Mathematics,
Philosophy, class parties (any year), and Biology I. You can find her at any time, in any
lecture, reading English 13 novels. Next Fall
she is going to California and we have a suspicion that she is looking for an interesting and
unusual course to take in place of education.
Gordon's philosophy of life has enabled him
to enjoy his college career to the utmost,
for it is his belief that one gets most by giving most. He has taken part in almost every
extra-curricular activity and has throughout
maintained a passing interest in the academic
side. Gordon's divers interests are exemplified
by the following list: Diving Champion, president Swimming Club, finalist University
Golf Championship, Miller Cup rugby in his
Freshman year, class treasurer as a sophomore, Inter-class and University  Debates.
In its final year Arts '29 received a delightful acquisition from Edmonton in the person of
this flashy little skater and keen student. Jean
quickly made friends on the campus, but to
introduce herself to the University at large she
clinched the position of her class as first in the
women's relay event at the Ice Carnival. Schol-
astically speaking, Jean is interested in French,
History, and the English drama. Vocationally
speaking, her interest is torn between physical
culture instruction and a librarian's course.
Delta Gamma.
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She is particularly fond of indulging in
many of the hardest courses at Varsity, especially Mathematics. Her philosophical turn of
mind has resulted in her being "the privileged
one" of the Philosophy 6 group of seven. Being
an ardent member of the Musical Society, Mary
can be seen and heard in all its activities. Pet
recreation: Badminton. Favourite expression:
I must practice.
john macdonald billings
Through four years John has tasted and
enjoyed everything from studies to athletics.
In his first two years he played rugby, as all
freshmen should, and rowed for the Senior
IV. As a junior he became a member of the
Players' Club and took a leading part in the
Spring play. This year he was business manager for the club. Another interest of his is
the annual crop of freshettes. Although continually worrying about exams., he scrapes
through  with  high  seconds.
No, not Frances—but Frankie. That is more
suited to the young lady with the mischievous
brown eyes. Just get her in one of her witty
moods—you acquire a permanent smilg. She is
another of these people who say, "I don't know
anything and I'm going to fail!" The results
came out, and her name appears among the
firsts! The bets she loses ! But no sympathy
can she get from us. Member of Kappa Kappa
Congenial, yet unobtrusive, "Bert" is an
Artsman but an Agriculturist at heart, and has
won his way into that sanctum sanctorum, "The
Aggie Common Room." He majors in Bacteriology and minors in Botany, where he has
found much favour with the Nursing faculty
by his ready wit and gentle charm. He sports
at badminton and succeeded in annexing the
mixed U.B.C. 1927 handicap finals. Has ambitions as a "Medico" and, by the versatility
of his career at U.B.C, we know he will succeed.
The word " earnest" describes Muriel. With
her sympathetic and unselfish nature she should
succeed in anything calling for self-sacrifice and
devotion. Yet with all her earnestness, she
possesses a vein of nonsense. She is fond of
outdoors and is very resourceful. Muriel started with Arts '26 at Victoria College, but
travelled and taught before coming to Varsity
to finish her course. She is a member of La
Canadienne, the Classics Club, and the V.C.U.
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Daisy makes the long journey from West
Vancouver for 9 o'clocks. Her chief interests
at Varsity include several formidable courses
in French and Latin and numerous visits to the
cafeteria for a little nourishment, now and then.
The Classics Club and L'Alouette claim her
for a faithful attendant. Next year will see
her initiation into the ancient art of pedagogy.
Here is the boy that is ultra-liberal in
ideas and ideals. Bruce is always ready and
able to defend his convictions. As associate
editor of the "Ubyssey," he has propagated his
opinions through the editorial columns. In
essay writing, Bruce often gives his professors
something to think about, while at all times he
is ready to discuss modern literature. Other
activities: Treasurer for '29 in his Third year;
secretary Arts Men's Undergrad. in his Fourth
year. His weakness: Cigars (somebody else's).
His interests: Practical economics, current
literature and politics.
Not nearly as imposing as the name suggests, for she is known as "the little one."
Though Margaret did not specialize in collecting scholarships she happily chirped her way
through Varsity cheering all with her original
wit, which has never been known to fail. She
aspires to be somebody's private secretary
and we are sure Margo's sincerity and good-
humour will ever prove a helpful inspiration
to all who come in contact with her.
"What's the time? Half past? Ho hum!"
"What's the time? Five to? 'Ray!"
First out the lecture-room; thump, thump, on
the stairs; a streak across the cement; and
Tom, alias Alan, attains the "Pub" where he
is advertising manager of the "Ubyssey."
Habitually in a hurry! Run: Arts '20 Relay.
Rugby: English then Canadian. Executive:
Athletic rep. for '29. Debating: Inter-class—
with him even a woman couldn't get the last
word! Major: The dismal science (Ec).
Dissipations: One—Edgeworth.
M—athematics she adores
I—ndices and rates;
L—atin pronouns by the scores
D—eclines and conjugates.
R—are French she also doth construe,
E—nglish elucidates,
D—ividing life between these four,
and tennis club and dates.
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Ever since Jeanne came to Varsity, she has
been connected with sport. In her first two
years she played forward on the Senior "A"
Basketball team. For two years she held the
Varsity Mixed Doubles Tennis Championship
and was secretary of the Tennis Club. Jeanne
represented her Alma Mater at the Intercollegiate Tennis Meet at Edmonton in her
Sophomore year, and last year she was vice-
president of Women's Athletics. Jeanne is
quiet, but thoughtful, and misses nothing.
Empirical   Formula:   As  above.
Structural Formula: See accompanying diagram.
Occurrences:   Cassidy,   V.I.,   and   U.B.C.
since Sophomore year.
Properties: Combines with Players' Club,
forming "The Usual Thing" and "The Romantic Young Lady." Found in many Chemistry
classes, active in Biochemistry. Present in
Chemistry Society meetings. Unites with Education next year, but perhaps somewhere, sometime, Biochemistry will receive his further
attention.    We hope so!
Here's to Mary: the stately and fair.
During her University career Mary has
combined scholastic standing, executive ability, and athletic achievements. Although she
has delved in Economics and Philosophy she
has served her Alma Mater as secretary of
the Literary and Scientific Department, secretary of the Alma Mater Society and president of Women's Athletics. In the Track
and Swimming Clubs, she holds the records
for the high jump and backstroke. Her amiable personality has won her many true friends.
Jimmie is Heinz' 58th variety — a double-
course man. At heart, he is a woman-hater,
but takes infinite pains to conceal the fact
from his fellow-sufferers. During exams, he
may be seen with a corrugated dome of thought,
mumbling the words: "Make it pay, fellers."
His sense of humour and intriguing personality are great assets; he should go far in his
chosen  profession—Forestry.
Several years of convent life have left an
impression on the aims and ideals of Rose. She
does not talk much about herself, which only
lends to her charm. She is sincere, helpful,
patient and persevering in her studies; one who
believes in doing her own thinking. She snow-
shoes and skates quite creditably. Although
Rose has a natural bent for classical dancing,
she may adopt the more prosaic existence of
a high school teacher.
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Single honours would not satisfy this ambitious young student, so she has courageously
combined Latin and French. Throughout her
college career she has always passed with first-
class honours and deserves great credit for her
hard work. For the last two years she has
been an interested member of the Classics Club.
Although naturally modest and retiring she is
a delightful companion, and reveals her pleasing personality to her own circle of intimate
A speculative philosopher, he devotes much
of his editorial energy to making the University
safe for democracy; and seated in his arm
chair he cogitates upon the "menace of fraternities," the inanity of examinations, and the
vagaries of society. Occasionally he interrupts his musings to rid the "Pub" of the dilettanti and 'I won't works' who gather there.
In his idle moments, when not playing on the
Men's Grass Hockey team, or practising for
the Arts '20 Relay, the genial Editor-in-Chief
makes rhymes for the Letters Club to which
he belongs. He intends to become a gentleman of the Fourth Estate.
May has the distinction of taking a course
in Arts, Nursing, Journalism and Palmistry.
This year a mixture of labs., noon lectures and
German reading courses has compelled her to
resign from the Players' Club, Der Deutsche
Verein, and La Canadienne. However, she still
functions on the "Ubyssey" as Senior Editor
where a wee touch o' the brogue makes her
amazing command of Teutonic explosives highly effective. A Scotch conscience, plus an
abundance of brains, regularly results in a high
second-class average.
Blair is an athlete of note, since he played
for several seasons for the Victoria McKechnie Cup team, and was a star on the Varsity
"Big Four" team this year and the "Big Three"
team of two years ago. However, his fame
as an athlete has not travelled faster than the
news of his high-powered personality and his
sophistication, both doubtless acquired during
the several years which he has spent teaching.
A great lover of all outdoor sports, an
energetic badminton player and an enthusiastic little dancer is Nellie. She is a good
student, with a great share of common sense
just tinctured with a reasonable amount of
fun and wit. Nellie's main interests lie in
L'Alouette, the Philosophy Club and the
Classics Club. Teaching is Nellie's aim and for
the future we wish her much success and fame.
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Evelyn used to write poetry: now she
sketches. The formation of the Philosophy
Discussion Club, of which Evelyn is now secretary-treasurer was in great part due to her
initiative and determination; she is also active
in S. C. M. and gymnasium work. Her sympathetic spirit and gay smile make her a welcome addition to everything in which she takes
Since his entrance to University, Stan, has
made many friends in both athletic and social
circles. He is a familiar figure at University
functions. In athletics Stan's main interest is
soccer. He has made a team every year until forced to withdraw because of injuries.
This did not prevent him, however, from being an efficient manager of this year's team.
In academic work Stan, leans toward Chemistry and Mathematics.
"I adore boys, they amuse me!"
Irene is one of those rare individuals who
have courage enough to be perfectly natural.
Add to this a keen sense of humour and a
large fund of sympathy, and you can easily
see why her career at Varsity has been a
peaceful succession of laughter, dances, and
genuine friendships. It is rather difficult for
the rest of us to understand just when she
accomplishes all those History essays. A member of  Phi Omega.
A cheery fellow is Art., possessing a winning
smile and a pleasant word for one and all of his
numerous friends. Having taken his Senior
Matriculation at Nelson he joined us in our
Second year. First-class honours in Mathematics, a member of the Mathematics Club and a
consistent player on the Junior Soccer team are
among some of Art's activities. An ardent
worker, a good pal, a sincere friend, is Art,
and may good luck attend him in his chosen
Theme Song: "We Love the College Girls."
Thelma always has meetings at noon and the
rest of the day she spends in labs. Her
latest achievement is cheese-making and we begrudge the Aggies every minute she spends
with them. They soon will sing "I Miss My
Swiss." Another hobby is Geology. She is
versatile in Agriculture, Science and Arts. But
that is not all. She has been secretary and
vice-president of Arts '29 and now secretary-
treasurer of the W.U.S. Hence her great
interest in minutes and "bills."
Doris Isabel Crompton, otherwise Bunny.
Quiet, but who sends her hot-house flowers
regularly? Bunny is culminating a brilliant
University career by relaxation. She joined
everything she could think of in her first two
years and then wrote a paper for the Letters
Club. As a freshie she reported on the
"Ubyssey," working up to be assistant editor;
she also played in "Pygmalion." In her Junior
year she was on the executive of the Players'
Club and the International Club. Kappa Kappa
During his four years at college Ralph has
been an outstanding member of Arts '29. In
his First year he was a member of the First
Freshman Rugby team of 1925-26. From this
beginning he has become one of the snappiest
forwards on the McKechnie Cup team. When
he is not playing rugby he is actively engaged
as business manager of the English Rugby
Club. Next year he plans to join his "big
brother" at Harvard.
Dorothy came to Varsity last year from
Victoria where she spent the first two years
of her academic life. Since coming to Varsity,
Dorothy's interests have been varied and include active participation in the orchestra, vice-
presidency of the Classics Club, and membership in La Canadienne. Tall and slender, with
dark wavy hair, she possesses qualities which
have endeared her to many people. After a
year in Education, Dorothy hopes to teach.
Bonne chance, Mile.
Empirical Formula: As above.
Structural Formula: See accompanying diagram.
Occurrence: Victoria, B. C. and U. B. C.
since  Sophomore year.
Properties: An honour student in Chemistry
and president of the Chemistry Society. When
not in his laboratory may be found on the
track keeping in trim for the Arts '20 Relay.
With the sound of the 12 o'clock bell, can
usually be found migrating towards the Applied Science building. Intends to continue his
studies  in  Chemistry after graduation.
She boasts the academic air
That speaks a college education,
And on the hockey field she finds
Extraordinary elation.
But she is dark, and she is wise,
Of fascinating disposition;
She has, withal, the sunniest eyes
And modesty in addition.
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In the field of scholarship, Muriel has an
enviable record. Since she matriculated with
a medal and scholarship in 1925, she has been
successful in gaining a bursary each year in
Varsity. During the last two years she has
devoted herself to an honour course in History,
and is a member of the Historical Society.
Though to many she may appear reserved, yet
to her intimate friends she is a source of constant entertainment. Her motto: "Give every
man thy ear, but few thy voice."
Rod joined us in our Sophomore year. As
president of the class in its Junior year he
proved an excellent diplomat as well as a conscientious and hard-working executive. He
plans taking medical work at McGill, and to
that end he dissects frogs and breaks test
tubes. He attends social affairs—indeed Rod
is quite fond of the giddy whirl. Of course,
as he would put it, "It's all for the sake of
In the course of its young but eventful life
the University has been indebted to King Edward High School for many of its cleverest
scholars and most charming personalities. Iola
is no exception, and what she can do with a
' History essay is a source of envy to her many
friends. We sometimes wonder if scholastics
claim as much of her attention as she would
have us believe, but her earnest attitude is
evidenced by the fact that she intends to venture into the complicated mazes of the business
Jim is a lover of the great outdoors. He is
a pleasing combination of the old and the
new, retaining the sturdy ideals of a pioneer
Scotch ancestry and displaying all the vivacity
and likeableness of the modern youth. Although
he persistently delves into the inner mysteries
of Physics and Mathematics, planning on
revealing these obscurities to the growing
mind, he firmly believes that "a little nonsense
now and then is relished by the wisest men."
Diversion: English and Philosophy. Pastime:
Players' Club. "Ethel Windy" made her name
in "Dear Brutus" while at Victoria College.
During her first term at Varsity she acted in
"A Romance of the Willow Pattern." This
year she was secretary of the Club until she
resigned on account of her health. Whatever
Ethelwyn may take up in the future, we feel
sure that, with a will and a way, she will make
a success of it.
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Ever since Lily started U.B.C. she has been
an energetic member of the Musical Society,
and this year is orchestral representative.
Coming from New Brunswick, she is devoted
to skating and last year helped to organize the
University Skating Club, of which she is secretary. Besides taking honours in Mathematics,
and regularly attending the Mathematics Club,
Lily has taken several Philosophy courses and
thoroughly enjoys the Philosophy Discussion
Norman is a member of the Geological Discussion Club, having received his initiation into
Geology in 1925 when all freshmen were inveigled by their worthy superiors into clearing
the campus of rocks. This pastime so appealed
to him that ever since Norm, has specialized in
that earthy science. He spends his summers
surveying the Rockies, and his spare time in
charming "the mountain tops" with his fiddle—
a la Orpheus.
The answer ,to a lecturer's prayer 1 Having
a vigorous sense of humour she can always
be depended on to laugh condescendingly at
his jokes. After a trip to South America,
England and France last summer, Elizabeth
returned to U. B. C. with an exuberant zeal
for advanced Geology. To this she has added
liberal quantities of English, History and
Philosophy. Favourite haunt: "The Cat and
Parrot." Favourite occupation: Driving her
red and black roadster equipped with cut
out and which, it has been rumoured, has carried eight passengers! Sigma Beta Phi sorority.
Harold is among the more serious minded
of the members of our class. As president of
the Philosophy Discussion Club and of the S.
C. M. he has done sterling service for his
Alma Mater. He has also been a member of
the Musical Society since his Sophomore year.
He studies History and Philosophy. It is
rumoured that he spends his summers distributing the staff of life in our fair city. Fraternity : Lambda Sigma Delta.
Commonly known as MacBeth; possessor of
the twinkliest brown eyes and the merriest
laugh at Varsity; by nature a sprightly elf, endowed with high ideals and very decided and
serious views on life; noted for her voice at
Musical Society, her French pronunciation at
La Canadienne, and for her thoughts at Historical Society; to be found at all hours in the
stacks reading for that thesis and those French
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There is a young lady named Jean,
Who, for a career, is quite keen;
But when she drags W	
Up to the altar
'Twill knock her career on the bean.
Jean has tried English, History and the
Letters Club with great success; and is, we
learn, to attempt cooking next. She has a
quiet dignity for the right occasion, but is
"pep" itself on a party. Her curly head and
attractive personality have won her a host of
admirers during her college years.
Known far and wide as Roscoe, but we're
all for "F.O.R." He arrived from Duncan,
and as a frosh achieved renown because of
his red tie, red socks and red handkerchief.
Roscoe rowed for Varsity and displayed
prowess on the rugby field to earn the enviable title of "Touch-down." Since he has spent
considerable time in the navy and in Zoo. Labs.
We should like to record some of his expressions, but must desist. Roscoe intends to
study medicine  next year at  Toronto.
"But known from campus to the town -i-
Nevitably  as  just Downie!"
Victoria claims her for its own but does
not, unfortunately, divulge her past. She
seems to be studying French and English but
is contemplating a career darkly connected
with stripes. No, nothing concerned with the
country to the south of us, merely a short
term in prison for a minor offence. Evidently someone has digested "Kushy Kareers Kail
Kake-eaters"  to   advantage.
Joseph is one of those rare students that
succeed in surviving an honour course in
Economics. To the practical affairs of life
Joseph is now going to apply the principles
gained from this particular study, as well as
those gleaned from other branches and activities of University life, for Joseph believes he
will become an advocate of the law. If in
this pursuit his diligence equals that displayed
in his work during his University career, his
success should be assured.
Eleanor conceals, under an unruffled exterior, a tenacious capacity for work and a
dauntless courage in attacking her combined
honour course in German and French. Her
scholastic achievements were deservedly rewarded in her Second year, and her linguistic
ability has been displayed more than once in
Der Deutsche Verein and in her triumphant
appearance as heroine of a German play. As
secretary and president of Gamma Phi Beta,
Eleanor has revealed a distinct talent for executive  administration.
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Esther and the inevitable bear-skin—Whoopee! no worries—infectious giggle (heard on
the campus, at meetings especially)—good
head. Athletic accomplishments: Three years
on the First Badminton team, finalist in
Ladies' Doubles Tennis, seeker of the elusive
golf ball. Executive positions: Vice-President
of the Badminton Club, sub-treasurer of Arts
'29. Intellectual interests: English, Economics,
Sub-Normal Psychology (especially the study
of morons). Esther is a member of Delta
Before coming to Varsity, Harry occupied
the position of vice-principal of Sir James
Douglas school at Victoria. Arts '29 welcomed him in his Senior year. Despite his
late arrival on the campus, Harry soon made
himself known to us by his faculty for combining a general interest in sporting and social
events with the highest qualities of studentship. His specializing in History and Economics and his marks are the envy of us all.
Marj. is one of those people who cannot be
persuaded to shine in public, which makes it
nice for those who are fortunate enough to
know her privately. Being blessed with a sly
sense of humour she may often be seen chuckling over some incongruity. You would never
suspect when you look at her that she majors
in Latin and minors in Philosophy, not to
mention a few German courses to brighten
things up.    Phi  Omega.
Another budding lawyer, and so, doomed.
His pastime, bull sessions, preferably about
blondes. Present occupation, unofficial Economics Professor to the dumb ones. Achievements
—read, and pity: Debating, president of Social
Science Club, Historical Society, Economics
honours, badminton, futile rugby, and playing
the stocks. Nor,mie's little heart failed him,
when  "snowflakes"  came  tumbling  down.
After two years with Arts '28 she spent a
year studying for her degree in music. On
returning to Varsity her interests attracted her
to the Studio Club, also the Musical Society,
to which, as violinist and pianist, she has
devoted a great deal of time. An unbroken
record of first-classes in Mathematics and
attendance at the Mathematics and Classics ,
Clubs indicate her scholastic tendencies. This
year much of Jean's time has been taken in
trying to avoid History 9 classes.
"Rodent" and "Moron" are Sance's favourite
terms of affection, and her pet diversion is
getting up in time to catch the "hearse" for
non-existent nine o'clocks. She lingers late
in the mysterious recesses of the Science building finding out all sorts of strange things
about cows' blood. She is at home to her
friends almost any afternoon from three to
six in her lab. In her higher moments she
acts for the Players' Club and has even been
known to tour the province with a certain
Spring play of blessed memory.
George had three years war service. On his
return, he taught school in Victoria for five
years. For four years he attended Summer
School and completed three years work joining
the class of '29 this year. George is a trumpeter of wide experience; although he owns the
trumpet, it isn't his own trumpet he blows.
He seeks diversion in the Musical Society and
the Studio Club. He is planning to continue
in the teaching profession.
Phyllis is a pastoral character ejected from a
ranch in the Okanagan. She is a member of
the Historical Society and the Social Science
Club, and is vice-president of both. She spends
one day a week as Associate Editor of the
"Ubyssey," and takes History honours. Waxing fluent on Spengler's philosophy and on Carr-
Saunders, she stuns both students and professors with her argumentative brain. If not
attending I.W.W. meetings, Phyllis is in the
"gods" humming a weird ecstatic accompaniment to the orches^tu
Bob is another student who makes good
grades with very little effort. He gets a
great deal of enjoyment out of his University
course and is always on the go. He played a
good game of Canadian Rugby two years ago,
but figures that the early morning is made
for sleep and not for charging around a football field. Bob plans to take Business Administration next year and become a tired business man in the advertising field.
Innumerable Economics courses based on a
year at Business College provide an outlet for
Evelyn's gifts of logical thinking and neat
manner of expressing sound ideas in the minimum of words. As a freshette in '28, Ev.
wielded a wicked hockey stick, while since then
the International Club, reporting, taking part
in the famous Thoth Ballet, and meditating on
the merits of the friendly subtilis in the Bac.
Lab. have monopolized her time.
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"No, I can't possibly have another ice-cream
cone, because there's a Players' Club meeting
at twelve that I simply must go to—I can't
miss it, because I have to manage the props,
for the Spring play. That means missing my
afternoon lectures—oh, well! I'll get the notes
from somebody. Aren't I the most unfortunate person ? Well, I don't care! Let's give a
tea—go home and tidy up the flat. It's too
far to walk. Quick! Run! There's the bus!"
Member of  Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Famous for his droll sayings and his rapid-
fire speech when excited, Milt, began Varsity
as a studious freshman who made high marks;
since then he has been demonstrating the
hitherto undiscovered fact that a really clever
fellow can pass without studying or going to
lectures. The biggest disappointment of his
life came the morning he went to English 9
and found that it wasn't a "funny day." One
of these days he is going to astound the world
as a brilliant divorce lawyer.
Margaret decided to take a combined course
in Arts and Nursing. Experience shows that
she has chosen her vocation wisely, for she
excels as a nurse. As an Arts student she
is famous as an Economist, a Chemist and a
Bacteriologist. Her interest this year is in the
Aggie and Dairying courses because of her
unlimited tasting capacity. Margaret runs on
the class Relay team; she is an excellent
swimmer and an ardent supporter of rugby
Dunmail is one of the quiet unobtrusive men
of Arts '29, but is exceedingly active when
away from the atmosphere of lectures. On the
badminton court he is commonly known as a
"slicker," and being keenly interested in aviation, knows just about all there is to know
about planes. In the realm of "U" work he
specializes in Chemistry, in which subject he
has a habit of picking up "firsts," no matter
how difficult the exams, may be.
Mary Helen is that pert little senior with
the curly brown hair and mischievous eyes.
She is always rushing somewhere, seldom the
library. She makes marvellous marks in English, excels in essay writing, and has the honour
to be one of our youngest graduates. Mary
Helen comes from Salmon Arm, joining Arts
'29 as a sophomore. Next year will not see
her on the campus. Rumour has it she may
stray as far as New York.
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You'd never know that Peggy comes from
Victoria. Over there she won several scholarships, played the leading part in two of the
college plays, and was secretary-treasurer of
the Victoria College Council. She is full of
ideas and always expresses them—even Science
men have found her no mean opponent in a
battle of brains. When not amusing us with
descriptions of her many boarding-houses, she
is tackling short stories and French plays.
Member of Delta Gamma.
Some years ago Vancouver Tech. bestowed
upon us a freshman that wasn't —. Cleon has
always given us the benefit of a quiet geniality and high sincerity. As president of the
Varsity Christian Union in his Senior year
he has enlisted the interest of many students
into Christian fellowship. Reports declare
that in the fields of English and History this
modest fellow has harvested a high average
from year to year. We wish him well in the
field of the ministry.
In spite of the intricacies of English honours Margaret has found time for many other
activities. As a Sophomore she was Associate
Editor of the "Ubyssey" and worked on the
"Totem," advancing in '28 to Editor of the
"Totem" and finally to Senior Editor of the
"Ubyssey," in '29. Margaret was secretary
for '29 in her Junior year, and her literary
achievements include a Letters Club prize and
the contribution of papers to both the Historical Society and the Letters Club. Gamma
Phi Beta.
After matriculating at the tender age of
fourteen, Jimmie elected to stay out a year
before embarking on the rolling ship of college
life. Having completed his first two years at
Victoria College he registered in Arts '29, in
which class he has since remained, a notable
addition, and one of our youngest members.
After completing his combined honour course
in Mathematics and Economics, he has decided
to go to Harvard, make his fortune, and settle
Kasye Green—you know Kasye Red-head?
Why, of course. Who doesn't? Gay and witty, bubbling over with odd sayings and admir
able intentions is Kasye. She reserves the odd
sayings for the entertainment of her friends,
and the admirable intentions for Philosophy
and English, but the latter very often turns
into a most entrancing game of munching
brownies and composing epitaphs. A damsel
of moods.
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Betty is petite and good—but that twinkle in
her eye belies her demure appearance. Betty
came in with Arts '28, but she went to Europe
joining Arts '29 in her Junior year. She has
since indulged in a course, dabbling in English, Philosophy, French, and German. Besides
being a member of Der Deutsche Verein, Betty
is one of the intellegentzia, and as such, is on
the executive of the International Club, while
on Wednesday afternoons she acts as an efficient assistant at the library loan desk. Member
of Sigma Beta Pi.
Ed. is one of the faithful for he has been
with '29 since he came from North Vancouver
High School. Academically his chief interests are History and Economics. Among sports
he plays Rugby and runs in the Arts '20 Relay.
He is also an active member of the Musical
Society. Next year we believe he is to become a Theolog.
Showing a nice discrimination, Nan dropped
from Arts '27 in her Third year and, deserting
Varsity for two years, chose '29 for her graduating year. A young lady of unusual dignity
and reserve, Nan possesses a latent electricity
which reveals itself in precipitant descent of
stairs or flaring up at Canadian Rugby games.
We wonder if two years as "Nanette" gave
Nan her French distinction in dress. Outside
of Varsity circles Nan is pianist in the Hadg-
kiss-Rigby trio. After graduation Nan intends
to continue her studies in Social Service in the
United States.
From South Van. High to U. B. C.
A freshman came with '23,
By scholarship to Varsity brought.
He stayed two years; then, having taught,
To enter '29 decides.
Where o'er the Math. Club he presides.
Another scholarship he won.
(Math, honours are to him just fun.)
He hopes some day a prof, to be,
We hope that much success he'll see.
"I could praise her if I would."
For four years Winnie has been an enthusiastic member of the Musical Society. In her
third year she was costumes convener and
served on the Music Committee. Now she is
a leading member. She has a charming soprano
voice and is intensely devoted to vocal music.
Specializes in French and English and intends
to take up primary teaching. Always interesting in her varied moods and ever sympathetic,
she has made many friends.
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Three little (!) maids from Arts are we,
Though we aren't Arts except in Degree—
So we don't give a hoot for that faculty,
For we're pure  Science now.
Babs, or Jo, is the only woman in '29 taking
honours in Zoology, which she dilutes with
Botany and Chemistry. Such is her enthusiasm that she may be seen any morning counting the toe-joints of a pickled shrimp. Babs
spends her spare time trying to run the rest
of the executive of the Biological Discussion
A Victoria College product, and proud of it!
After an excellent record there, Harold came
to U. B. C. to continue his good work by taking
honours in History. His chief diversions are
the Historical Society and Ice Hockey. Of a
naturally lively disposition, he nevertheless is
able to subdue his spirits long enough to get in
a good many hours of study and, like all true
workmen, he sings at his work.
Dolly has many attractions and a cheerful
disposition, an agreeable nature and an ambition to accomplish big things. Her method of
carrying out the latter is by taking a double
course in Arts and Nursing, which keeps her
busy in numerous labs, killing guinea pigs and
tasting cheese. Dolly is very interested in
Rugby games and teams, and is one of the
main supports of our Relay team each year.
The hospital gains when we lose.
"Kaji" as he is usually called, comes from
Cumberland and is a Pre-med. A crack athlete
in his high school days. Since coming here,
Toshio has settled down to serious study and
as a reward is always high in his averages.
He spends his time either in anatomizing frogs
and rabbits in the Zoology lab., or in attending
the "talkies" downtown. His jovial nature
and keen sense of humour have won for him
many friends who wish him every success in
the field of medical  science.
"Ginger's" serious side is shown by the
amount of time she spends in the stacks, her
work in the library, her devotion to Summer
School, and the quantity of Aggie Ec, which is
enclosed in her auburn head. She is keenly
interested in German, English and French—
and in hunting ducks! Her variety of interests
include the International Club, La Canadienne
and the Skating Club. Her ability to tease cannot be beaten and many a victim has she
With a charm of her own, "Our Nora" has
a sympathetic nature combined with an attractive wistfulness and a streak of pure mischief.
Though a student of the culinary art, she has
chosen French honours for her particular field.
Judging from her past record—scholarships in
'27 and '28, and a brilliant career all through
Varsity—we feel sure success awaits her. As
president, she has capably piloted the Classics
Club this year besides being an interested member of La Canadienne.
Bill is a good-natured fellow and a willing
worker. He belongs to the mathematical intelligentzia as he is an honour student and a
member of the Mathematics Club. His great
ambition is to make it from Collingwood to
Varsity in twenty flat. He has pedagogical
aspirations, so rumour has it, and we shall probably see his genial countenance beautifying the
upper common room again next year. He plays
badminton at times and is a member of the
Varsity Club.
Lylian descended from the Upper Country
three years ago, but she still thinks the lower
towns cannot compare with Cranbrook. She
specializes in English and History, but also
finds time for Philosophy and Skating Clubs.
Her optimism, generosity and enthusiasm
have won for her many friends. Though
Lylian prefers spinsterhood and pedagogy, yet
we predict a different future for her.
Bob was born in Russia and came to us in
'27, after living nine years in the Orient,
where he attended school and afterwards
went into business. As well as being a member of the Social Science Club, the Letters
Club and the Historical Society, and holding
positions in the German Club, the Debating
Union and the International Club, he also fences, and is one of our keenest debaters. In
addition, an honour course in Economics and
an assistantship in the German department make
Bob one of  the  busiest men on our campus.
It is the way of the world that those who
do most for the University gain most in return. This is especially true of Suzanne.
Membership during the past three years in the
Players' Club and Historical Society are an
active expression of her love of drama and
history. S.C.M., however, claims most of her
time and thought, giving her most pleasure; if
you judge by her joyous spirits and energy at
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"I looked beyond the world for truth and
Sought, found, and did my duty."
She comes from Wales. At Burnaby High
School she established for herself a praiseworthy scholastic record, which she has continued at Varsity by a succession of first-
classes. She is often seen on the street car
translating the letters of Seneca or Vergil's
poems. An active member of L'Alouette and
the Classics Club, Joyce has shown originality
in several well-prepared papers.
This eighteen year old youngster joined us
in our Sophomore year, since then has been
taking honours in French, and is now the president of La Canadienne. He also carries extra
units in German and is a member of Der
Deutsche Verein. As a respite from searching in the stacks for material on the French
Romantic Drama, Downie visits the swimming
Margaret's hobbies are teaching kindergarten
and taking honours in Mathematics. Her biggest
Worry is trying to be at two or three places
at once, and still do the third and fourth necessary things. She is always present at the
Philosophy and Mathematics Clubs meetings,
and seldom misses an S. C. M. retreat. Margaret is not sure what she intends to do next
year but we are expecting unusual results
from the influence of Philosophy 2 and "Freddy's opinions."
George, a native son of Vancouver, specializes in Economics and History, and has the
habit of obtaining high averages in exams.
Although a diligent and conscientious worker,
he is no book-worm by any means, and the
way he handles a basketball or a baseball is
enough to convince anybody that he is an
athlete of no mean ability. His many friends
know and admire him as a man of reliable
and friendly nature whose only weakness is,
perhaps, that he goes to the shows during
"Nineteen: of years a pleasant number."
Betty by name and bouncing by nature—she is
the happiest girl in the college, and even the
problem of being a senior has not depressed her
bright smile and boundless pep.   In preparation
for either travel or a career she has favoured
Economics, English and Ethics.    In her First
year she formed the pattern for secretary of
Arts '29 and started a stage career in "Ukulele
Favourite expression: "Oh, my sainted aunt."
Kappa Kappa Gamma.
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Norma has decided opinions and facility
for their expression. Also her peculiar intellectual interests range from courses in Civil Engineering to Dramatic Art. The former finds
expression in summer surveying and "plus
fours," the latter led to the Players' Club prize
for "Cootie Consequences." Extra-mural work
has led Norma into finding expression in the
dance, instances of her art being "Chauve-
Souris," Russian girl at Home-Coming and a
fair co-ed at the Invasion pep meeting.
Another desirable immigrant from Victoria!
The man who walked off with the Native
Sons' Scholarship in our Sophomore year and
who has been a prominent History honour
student, but whose interests are not limited.
Such offices as the president of the Philosophy
Club, vice-president of the Musical Society,
secretary of the Historical Society, the fact
that he has been a hard working member of
the class executive, and above all the host of
friends that he has formed should testify to
Barbara is the product of sterling Scotch
ancestors. Her outstanding qualities are sincerity and steadfastness. At the Trail High
School she left a brilliant record which she
has continued to uphold at Varsity securing a
scholarship in her Third year. Her main inT
terest is in French, and she is a member of
La Canadienne. To her professors she is
known as the late Miss Lang but she is never
late with a helping hand.
Stew, is one of those quiet unobtrusive
chaps who spend much of the time poking their
noses into test-tubes in Chemistry umpteen lab.
Besides taking Chemistry and Mathematics as
his major subjects he takes a few extra courses
in Philosophy and History. For amusement
he attends the meetings of the Chemistry Society, and spends his noon hours hiking along
Marine Drive. In spring he and his cheerful
smile go North.
Marj. has only three weaknesses: The Cres-
ton High School staff, afternoon tea, and
Canadian rugby. After hearing her "rooting"
at the Alberta game, we feel that she should
abandon the teaching profession for the operatic stage. Marj. keeps her sylph-like form by
scintillating with dashing abandon on the
basketball floor, where she wears a darn-that-
basket expression. In the intervals between her
many diversions, she is a serious student, and
expects to create quite a stir when she publishes her thesis on "The University Student
and the Rush Seat Problem."
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A rare specimen, originating in Japan, but
now found only in B. C. Habitat: Varies
between the stacks, the Green Room, and the
"Hearse." Diet: Chiefly English courses, with
a small proportion of German, taken in preparation for a meteoric career as a librarian.
Habits: Concerned with the Players' Club.
She took a prominent part in the Spring play
last year, and this year was a member of the
executive. She plans another tour with the
Spring play caste.
"Orpheus with his lute made trees . . . ."
and in fact "Lute" arrived at Varsity from
Kelowna, the land of apple trees and snow.
For two years, he was as reserved and retiring as those words suggest. But in his Third
year he filled the position of circulation manager of the "Ubyssey" in a most efficient manner. In his private life he is known as an
excellent musician, and blossoms forth when
occasion permits. He majors in English and
French, but his real passion is Biology.
A certain majestic absent-mindedness distinguishes Hilda, who is engrossed in Seneca,
Chaucer, or the inescapable thesis, for she is
honouring in Latin and English. Her academic career has also been graced by several
" scholarships, at Victoria College as well as at
Varsity. Hilda intends to enter the Education
class next year, but apparently does not expect
to stand the strain of a teacher's life as she
has designs on the Civil Service. Outside of
the library, Hilda disports herself in debating,
the S.C.M., the Classics and International
Always thoughtful of others, ever ready to
lend a helping hand, Claire is one of the best
known members of '29. He gave up a teaching profession for a university career. Although
Claire is an ardent student of History he has
chosen Physics and Chemistry as his special
subjects. He has a great partiality for dancing and may be seen at many of the major
functions and practically all the class parties.
His home is in Hedley and in the summer
months he spends his time as a hard rock miner.
Kay is like her handwriting—neat and petite.
Though she struggles through four-hour labs.,
and abstruse Zoology texts, she still finds time
to gobble up modern drama and attend all
Freddie's lectures. For the first three years
her goal was an M. D., but now she has
abandoned her medical ambitions in favour of
journalism. She is an enthusiastic member of
the Letters Club.    Kappa Kappa Gamma.
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Neither too quiet nor too studious, Lillian
is a valued member of our crowd. If you
want to be remembered stand on your head
when being introduced to Lillian, for she holds
the college record for forgetting whom she's
met. Although she took up badminton in her
old age her enthusiasm for the game is refreshingly infantile.    Sigma Beta Pi.
Ron. was born in Winnipeg, "followed the
birds to Victoria," and later migrated to Pen-
ticton. He came to us in his Senior year after
completing his Second year with Arts '28, and
his Third year by Summer Sessions. He made
an enviable teaching record at Penticton and as
vice-principal at Ocean Falls. An enthusiastic
devotee of such sports as basketball, tennis, and
golf, he nevertheless specializes in History and
A good friend who lives at peace with all
her neighbours. An ardent member of S. C. M.
Nellie intends to train as an athletic instructor, so she has played full-back in Grass
Hockey, belonged to the Outdoors Club, and in
her last year has been a gym. enthusiast. Her
interest in swimming made her vice-president
of the Swimming Club in her Junior year and
a member of the Banff team that brought home
the cup.
In his first two years at Varsity he was a
pillar of strength to the McKechnie Cup rugby
team, but an unfortunate accident forced him
to retire from sport in his last two years. An
executive position in his Second year matured
into the position of senior class treasurer, a
very responsible position. We can suggest no
higher praise than that Harold can number his
friends in scores.
Jessie is usually seen in a long black gown
haunting the stacks, with her thesis cards in a
cigar box, which denizens of the library recognize to be as much a part of Jessie as her
spectacles. She is taking an honour course in
French, and is a member of L'Alliance Franchise, vice-president of L'Alouette, and a
scholarship winner. Jessie's purpose is to
teach, but her ambition is to travel where she
can talk French all day.
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Clara has taken her courses in instalments.
' After making her debut with the class of '23
she took her Second year with Arts '27, her
Third year in Summer School and this year has
joined us. With no delay Clara entered into
the spirit of the University by joining the Musical Society and playing basketball for the
Senior "B" team. Nevertheless she takes a
great interest in Latin, Philosophy, and weekend trips to her home in New Westminster.
Fred Maikawa is a native son of British
Columbia. He joined Arts '29 in its Third
year after leaving Arts '28 to travel in Japan.
Fred is an active member of the Historical
Society, the Social Science Club, and treasurer
of the International Club. A persuasive tongue
and an inclination to study Economics led him
to join the Debates Union. Among his acquaintances Fred can number the Prince of
Wales, Premier Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald, perhaps because he is one of the best-
dressed men at  Varsity.
From Trail to U. B. C. comes smiling Helen
with a Math, text, a French play, a Latin book,
her basketball togs, tennis racquet, golf clubs
and hiking boots, her skates and her skiis.
Primarily Helen is a sport and a jolly companion. She's a student too; an ardent member of the Social Science Club, Classics Club
and La Causerie. We all hope to see Helen
with the Education class next fall.
During four years Borden has shown himself to be a systematic and conscientious
worker. He is the enigma of the Chemistry
class; a mathematical mind, taking honours in
Chemistry and also vice-president of the Chemistry Society. His favourite haunt is his
lab. and there he delights himself in glass
blowing and trying to obtain SnC.P. We
have wondered how H. B. can so often indulge in a nap during lectures and yet always
pull down first-class standing. Diversions:
tennis, motor cars and swimming.
Mamie is a prominent Varsity swimmer, one
of those to make the Banff trip this term. She
has been P. I. P. A. editor of the "Ubyssey,"
and a staff member of long standing, also vice-
president of Arts '29 during the past year.
But these seem less important, thinking of
Mamie, than other things. She has danced and
been gay for us at Homecomings and pep meetings ; she has said the kind thing oftener than
it has been necessary, when it counted more
than she realized.
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Olive has made many friends by her winning
smile and cheerful disposition. After attending High School at Nelson, where she won
one of the Matriculation Scholarships, she
joined '29 in her Sophomore year. Olive has
taken an active part in the Classics Club and
L'Alouette, and in her spare time indulges in
gym. During the last two years Latin and
French have been her hobbies. She has spent
most of her time trying not to look like a
As literary editor of the "Ubyssey," president
of the Letters Club, winner of the University
Prize, English honour student, and member of
the Players' Club, Laurence has clearly shown
the direction in which his main interests and
ability lie. He joined U. B. C. with Arts '28
in the old Fairview buildings, but stayed away
a year and went to Australia, thus rounding
out his education with travel. Recreations: Repartee, Regretting the Bourbons, and Tu
Jean is the personification of kindness and
friendship. All who meet Jean are charmed
with her cheerfulness and courage, as well as
with her large blue eyes and curly hair. She
plunges into English, History and Philosophy,
and accomplishes more than many of her fellow-students. Jean started with U. B. C,
then went to Edmonton, but we are glad that
she decided to return to U. B. C. to graduate.
Teaching  is  her  vocation.
Kenneth's chief interests are Mathematics and
Physics. He is taking an honour course in
Physics. When not attending a Mathematics
or Physics lecture he is usually working in
his lab. He is president of the Physics Club
and a member of the Mathematics Club. In
his Third year he showed his scholastic ability
by winning a University scholarship. He plays
badminton and tennis. Kenneth will continue
his studies at U. B. C. next year.
Judging from her name Ileen should be a
"wee Scotch lassie" but we suspect from her
rapid flow of words she must have French
ancestors. Ileen's kind and generous nature
is known to all her friends; if in trouble they
apply to her. Although a good student, she is
always on the go, attending numerous musicals, movies and occasionally a practice of the
Musical Society. Ileen has not decided on
her career but it is probable that she will continue her studies in post-graduate work next
As a conscientious and hard-working student,
Vera endeavours to use to advantage her precious time at U. B. C. She comes a long distance for her knowledge, for her home is at
North Bulkley. Vera is an active member of
L'Alouette, where she does her utmost to instruct her listeners with her papers on French
Social History. At other moments we see her
attending Alma Mater meetings or a class party.
"His life was gentle, and the elements so
mixed in him, that Nature might stand up and
say to all the world 'This is a man'."
"Johnnie" is indeed the personification of success ; and a veritable compound of myriad qualifications. Running true to form he started
with a double course; mixing Arts with Agriculture, blending rugby with orchestral music,
and C.O.T.C. with journalism, and as a diversion from his prosaic life, spends his spare time
driving a Bus, whereon freshettes are wont
to ride.
"Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small
considerations give a greater charm to the
character than the display of great talents and
accomplishments." Such qualtiies endear Bonnie in the hearts of her friends. "We mightier
transports move and thrill," she remarks at
exam, time, and proceeds to climb Grouse
Mountain with the members of the Outdoors
Club. She is a champion of the Grass Hockey
team and an enthusiastic member of the Philosophy Club. In after years Bonnie will be
a teacher.
Comes from the dusty and dreamy Okanagan. Is a born philosopher with a strong
desire to psychoanalyze all and sundry, to expose their various phychoses and neuroses. Joe
is a keen student, ambitious and energetic.
Originally of Arts '25, he returned to college
after four years of teaching with the same
faculty of forging ahead. He has been frequently accused of losing his heart, but in
virtue of his shyness, does it in secret.
"She is wise if I can judge of her;
And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true;
And truth she is, as she hath proved herself."
After teaching two years on the prairies
Margaret joined our class in its Junior year.
She is an energetic, auburn-haired lass, conscientious in all she undertakes. Margaret
takes keen interest in the French language, as
well as in French people. She capably fills the
position of president of L'Alouette.
Unlike most students Muriel has decided
what she intends to do. She is going to the sunny south to take a Library course and is already
a clever assistant at the familiar loan desk.
Besides this Muriel finds time for German
and Philosophy meetings, and enjoys scenic
beauties by belonging to the Outdoors Club.
We are sure her sunny hair and disposition
will gain many friends for her in the future.
Denis is a History honour student, debater,
member of the Players' Club, Historical Society and president of the Senior class. During
his four years at College he has been prominent
because of his keen mind and his interest in
student activities. He has inherited the characteristics of his ancestors and is always ready for
an argument either physical or mental—he en-
enjoys both. After leaving University he expects to embark on a legal career.
"—What time is it now please?" When you
hear that, you know it's "Bobbie." She has
taken a course almost exclusively Mathematics for the last two years, preserving under it
all such calm and such good-nature that it
surely entitles her to a corner in our hall of
the to-be-famous. Alida is interested in astronomy, in English poetry, which she reads
"for fun," and, of course, in the Mathematics
Club. Her friends there will be reluctant to
say the inevitable Ave.
As president of the Debating Union, Paul
has revived an interest in public speaking which
will remain after he has left. Not only in the
capacity of organizer has he excelled, for on
the platform as a speaker of ability and conviction he has defended the U.B.C. against
teams from other universities. As an honour
student in History, president of the Historical
Society, member of the Players' Club and a
keen supporter of other student activities, Paul
leaves us with a record which makes us prophesy a career which will bring distinction not
only to himself but to our Alma Mater.
Edith's quiet appearance is only a slight
covering for the sweet disposition and friendly
nature which have won for her a host of
friends. Her specialty is History. Though
she is sometimes worried about the eccentricities of examination markers, she nevertheless
remains optimistic. She spends her leisure hours
improving her bridge game, and rumour says
she is a formidable opponent. Her ambition
is Social Service, but since her present intention is to be a teacher, we expect to see her
on the campus next year.
Connie (sorry!)—Constance has been a well-
known member of '29 for four years. Though
she is a Senior, when teased she returns original
and funny wise-cracks just as she did when
she was a freshette. Sometimes she is serious,
when she assists the secretary of the A. M. S.,
and when she writes exams—Economics, Philosophy and English. In these: "Not counting
Ec. 17, I made a high second," is the result.
She is a member of Delta Gamma.
Another unobtrusive person on the campus,
disturbing no one in his pre-med. course.
Vernon is a Nanaimo lad, joining Arts '29 in
his Sophomore year. He may be shy, but he
has never been known to miss a class party
or tea-dance. Lectures are things of evil to
be attended to, so Vernon attends them, not
having formed that eccentricity of cutting
lectures for pleasure. Toronto will probably
see him next year continuing his chosen profession  of  carving  corpses!
Margaret takes a keen delight in modern
literature and at the same time revels in digging up the dead past of the Okanagan Valley.
Although history essays and thesis writing
occupy a great part of an otherwise happy
existence she still attends Historical Society
meetings and includes in her duties a sponsorship of the Women's Lit. Not only by her intellectual achievements but by her winning Irish
personality Mar. has gained the respect and
admiration of her friends.
Ronald is another mystery man. The University knows him as a former rugby star.
President of the campus Golf Club, smoker
of an impossible pipe, and the owner of one
of the original model T's. Besides this, there
are his outside activities—these can barely be
mentioned, in fact he'd rather not hear any
more about them. Shaggy-haired Ronnie manages to enjoy University thoroughly but follows a scholastic career, specializing in English, and steadily racking his brain for appropriate short story plots.
Three years ago Reta joined Arts '29, interrupting a successful career as a teacher to seek
her B.A. During her First year she dallied
with History, Latin, and Gym. classes; now she
is majoring in English and taking courses in
Latin and Philosophy. Ricki spends her time
rushing to the cafeteria, regarding the totem
poles, and avoiding the library. A curly head,
a merry smile, a wicked glance, that's Reta.
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Doanie graces with her presence the Philosophy and International Clubs and, at infrequent
intervals, the Studio Club. Doanie revels in
English and Philosophy, turning to Geology in
her lighter moments. She is an expert at
"rumbling" and, after long practice, has learned
to leap gracefully in and out of the rumble
seat. When not rumbling, may be seen dodging
in her Dodge, which takes the minimum amount
of time on its journeys back and forth. Sigma
Beta Pi sorority.
Don. is a cheery soul who never takes things
too seriously, although he imagines himself a
philosopher. He debated in his First year,
but gave it up as it was too strenuous. Don. is
known as the inventor of the game "Who
Said This," which is now played by scores of
English 9 students just before exams. He is
another one of the misguided who plan to
starve in the legal profession after graduation.
Dot has convinced us that the maximum of
pep is quite frequently possessed by the smallest people. She has succeeded in distributing
this pep in several directions, chiefly Senior
"B" Basketball in her first two years, the
Studio Club and Der Deutsche Verein. She
is an enthusiastic member of Gamma Phi Beta.
It is her intention to do post-graduate work
in social service. We feel sure that she will
always be one of the liveliest members of her
Murchie's forefathers invented golf which
accounts for his profound complexity. His
averages vary between 80 and 90 per cent.,
and he has not passed up any easy money in
the way of scholarships. During his leisure
hours he guides the destinies of the Biological Discussion Club, and runs on the Arts '20
Relay team. In spite of Biology honours he
takes in most Varsity functions. The world
has not yet heard the last from Murchie McPhail.
Three little (!)  maids from Arts are we,
Though we aren't Arts except in Degree—
So we don't give a hoot for that faculty,
For we're pure  Science now.
However, this one of the trio seems to prefer the Aggie building—love of cheese, profs,
or Aggies? If you want inside information
on your draw or if you have an odd book
overdue at the library—ask Penny. By the
way, Penny, what is this funny feeling that
comes over you at the beginning of a four-
hour lab.?
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Molly came to us in her Second year from
the University of Manitoba. She has been a
prominent member of the S.C.M. and in her
Fourth year was its very efficient secretary.
She is also a member of the Musical Society
and Gymnasium club. But perhaps the most
interesting thing about her is that she is the
only woman "theolog." on the campus, and
hopes to go into New Canadian Work.
Nat. began his quest for knowledge with
Arts '28, but after a holiday is graduating
with '29. Has served three years on the Soccer team, splashing valiantly on many a muddy field. He is also a tennis enthusiast. A
major in English and Economics, with spasmodic Latin, keeps him occupied, but he still
indulges in the pleasure of the upper common
room. Characterized by a quiet nature; many
class parties; good humour; and a host of
To be one-half of the honour class in Bacteriology is a distinction in itself, but, not content, "Riggs" is taking combined honours in
Bacteriology and Zoology. She sails serenely
through this appalling combination, always
obtaining her honours. How she finds time for
the Players' Club, the Biological Discussion
Club, and Swimming, remains a mystery; but
she also manages to be ready for any amusement that presents itself. Next year, "Riggs"
plans post-graduate work in the East, after
which she will continue to pursue the elusive
During his four years at Varsity, Howard
has been one of the most prominent members
of Arts '29. An earnest student, his brains
and application won him the Royal Institute
scholarship as a freshman, and high first-
classes during the succeeding years. He has
played on the Second Basketball team, filled
the position of president of that club, and has
been Treasurer of the Men's Athletic Executive.
He plans to study business administration at
Harvard after graduation.
Grace casually arrived at Varsity in our
Second year. Since then she has spent her time
in talking, a little study the night before, and
an occasional lecture. By accident she applied
to the Musical Society this year, and discovered
she has an alto voice. She also plays badminton, speaks a foreign language at La Canadienne, and is vice-president of the Women's
Literary Society. She occasionally lives down
her family's reputation on the tennis court,
though she may yet surprise them.
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The weak and the gentle, the ribald and rude,
she took as she found them and did them all
good. Grace's cheerful nature and kindly disposition have made her a favourite with her
more pessimistic friends. She has a notable
amount of wit, which not even the rigours of
Mathematics courses or the trials of a physics
lab. can overcome. She has also the habit of
choosing the most difficult courses on the curriculum, no doubt hoping that life may reward
Fred is one of the good sports of the University. He's always ready to lend his last
dollar or do any favour for the fellows. Fred
achieved fame last year as the owner of "Isobel," the most dilapidated wreck that ever
dared enter the University campus. When the
boys got together in "Isobel" anything could
happen and usually did. Fred hasn't decided
what he will do when he graduates, but with
his cheery nature he can't go far wrong.
Helen has participated in inter-class debates
for four years, and won first prize in the Oratorical Contest in her Second year; Washington debater and member of her class executive
in her Third year; President of the Women's
Literary Society, member of the Debates
Union and the Social Science Club in her
Fourth year. When Helen arrives at one meeting she is due at two others, but she fulfills
her many duties with such energy, ability, and
cheerfulness that she is instantly endowed with
Ozzie, to his friends, comes from Burnaby,
began his college career with '28, but rather
tardily, saw his mistake and joined us in our
Junior year. "Ozzie" is one of the chemists
of '29, and can nearly always be found in the
lab. piecing together apparatus that often isn't
successful. Nevertheless he finds time to sing
tenor in the Musical Society and to build
radios.    Pet dislikes: Dancing and teas.
Louella comes from New Westminster, but
manages to keep it dark. In fact Louella
keeps most things dark, and only her intimate
friends suspect the hidden depths. She has-
been an excellent student during her entire
course, but this has not hindered her from
participation in the more frivolous aspects of
college life. We consider it remarkable that
she has maintained her enthusiasm for class
draws, ice cream cones, and late nights. She
is a member of Gamma Phi Beta.
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Doug, never was a freshman, but came from
High School to join our Sophomore ranks.
From Vancouver Island he brought some of
the soccer talent so common there, and has been
using it, with great advantage to us, for the
last three years, in his position on the First
Soccer forward line. With teaching as his
chosen profession, Doug, is delving deeply into
Mathematics and Physics, which, we know, he
will soon be able to impart to the juvenile
Without Helen's racy lunch hour conversations, the cafeteria would be a dull place for
many. Helen spent her First year at McGill
University, but the ice and snow made her
follow the birds to Victoria. At Victoria
College she won fame in her Sophomore year
by her part in the college play "Dear Brutus."
Coming to U.B.C. last year, her happy-go-
lucky disposition and extraordinary ability to
tell a story quickly surrounded her with
friends. Helen is a member of Kappa Kappa
Hey! Has anybody here seen Denis ? Why
Denis Pearce of course. Who is he? Why he
is the man who played on the "Big Four"
Canadian Rugby team for two years and who
played "Big Three" before that. What
courses does he take ? Er— let me see now;
oh, yes, he takes honours in Chemistry and
Geology. Oh, you saw him going over to his
lab.? Well, a chap with the hazy past he's
got, and the dark present, had better make
plans for the future.
"The woman with a purpose." So say the
other members of the Arts '29 executive, of
which she is the efficient secretary. Perhaps
her purpose is to be a Napoleon of finance.
Claudine, in 1927, proved her business talent.
"To  those who know  thee not,
No words can paint.
And those who know thee know
All  words  are  faint."
Delta Gamma.
"Man  of   Experience."
Bill has:
Milked cows; instructed saucy urchins;
painted B. C. towns divers colours.
Bill was:
"Tenor Principal," treasurer, vice-president
of the Musical Society; leading character in
"The Willow Pattern," and "The Flying
Prince," Christmas plays, 1927, 1928. Centre
Senior "B" Basketball, capped by playing
Senior "A."
Bill is:
Genial to one and all—"a prince among
Although Albert is one of the youngest members of our class he aspires to honours in
Mathematics, in which he has maintained a
consistently high standing. In addition, he has
taken an active interest in Physics. A scholarship for proficiency in his Sophomore year and
a special scholarship in his Junior year further
attest the mental keeness of our embryonic professor. As a diversion he resorts to the Badminton Club where his knowledge of parabolas has stood him in good  stead.
"Mick" came from Haney to join the Class
of '29 in our Sophomore year. For a while
she had inclinations towards Chemistry but now
she is an ardent mathematician with leanings
towards Physics. She also belongs to a study
group of the S. C. M. Her favourite occupations are eating ice cream cones and attending
meetings.   Future—unknown.
Gordon is the dark mysterious man of his
class, very staid and serious. Yet he has a
frivolous side which is not often displayed to
the common throng. He is a member of the
Philosophy Club; he spends his summers working for the B. C. Forest Branch. Gord. is
known for his capacity for peaches at the
grill and recommends them as a steady diet.
He studies History, Economics and Philosophy, and may take up law when he graduates.
We all know Grace of the fly-away hair
and sparkling eyes who always worries about
essays. To satisfy her high-brow proclivities
she is a member of the Historical Society
where she mingles with the intelligentzia. The
lure of the law with its great scope for arguing has been attracting her, but we believe we
have her persuaded to the career of librarian,
so she works late at the loan desk on Monday
afternoons. Grace is a member of Sigma Beta
Pi sorority.
Stew., a silver medal man, comes to U. B.
C. from the Royal City "trailing clouds of
glory." As a freshman he played soccer and
in his Second year branched out into basketball. But sports could not wholly interest so
versatile a person, so during his Third and
Fourth years he was a member of the Letters
Club and Associate Editor of the "Ubyssey."
Stew's ultimate goal (outside the library) we
do not know, but from his associations with
the English Department we venture to wish
him success in a literary career.
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Don is the opposite of Don Quixote. He
came to Vancouver from Sullivan four years
ago. His outstanding characteristic is steadiness ; though he doesn't make much noise in
the common room, when it comes to Economics questions—look out. In his Junior year
Don. was interested in soccer but this year
we find him playing English rugby. He visits
Sullivan frequently during the week-ends, we
understand, for more reasons than one. Password, "Seen Eddie?"
Winnie is another Victorian who joined us
in her Third year, bringing with her experiences of Victoria College and a pedagogical
year spent in the wilds of East Kootenay. We
congratulate her on achieving the maximum
result from the minimum effort. Her membership in La Canadienne indicates her favourite subject. She indulges also in English and
Philosophy. Winnie's solemn expression does
hot mean that she is bored, it is merely an
indication of a thoughtful disposition.
Frank' joined '29 in his Sophomore year
having taken his Senior Matriculation in
Nanaimo. Since coming to Varsity he has
been a conscientious student and has interested
himself in languages and literature, aspiring
to honours in French and filling in spare time
with Latin courses. Besides membership in
La Canadienne and the Alliance Frangaise, he
acts as secretary-treasurer of the Classics
Club and takes an active part in the work of
the Musical Society. We are positive that
Frank will make a success of his career.
When you break gently through her reserve,
you find Edith is a real friend. She can always
be depended upon if you feel more like having
a chat than studying. Occasionally she is
heard practising French for L'Alouette, of
which she is an enthusiastic member. Her
"happy hunting ground" is the library, and her
victims are history reference books. Edith is
famous for her desperate races with time.
G—enial Council member
R—ugby a la Chesterfield at Homecoming
E—nergetic  Debates  manager  in  1927-28.
V—ery  seldom seen  at  lectures.
R—ole of "Shorty" in "Cootie Consequences."
O—n  Intercollegiate debates  with
W—ashington,  Saskatchewan,  Alberta.
L—S. president in Senior year.
A—esthetic tastes well developed,
N—atural ability in studies.
D—arn good friend to have.
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Traveller, missionary, soldier, student, but
above all a gentleman of the cloth. Attends
University for a pastime—winning the Le Roy
Memorial Scholarship last year testifies to his
success. After two years with Arts '25 he
withdrew to discuss theology with certain
natives of the North Pacific. Upon his return
to civilization, besides building a church and
a congregation, he has delved into political
economy, abnormal psychology and sociology.
A benedict, but (his treatise on divorce notwithstanding) his marital troubles are negligible except for the proverbial "little ones."
Three little  (!)  maids from Arts are we,
Though we aren't Arts except in Degree—
So we don't give a hoot for that faculty,
For we're pure  Science now.
Jean takes courses in Botany (even entering
the precincts of the Engineers' Forestry classes)
and Zoology, where she learns how to prevent
the flies from coming into the Lower Common
Room in the Fall. Commonly mistaken for an
Aggie — we don't know why — association
Bill has held the enviable position of Varsity's champion miler for three years, representing Varsity at intercollegiate track meets.
Bill sped his way to victory in the crosscountry run in its first year and led the Science
men to victory in the first Arts '30 road race.
He was president of Science '30 last year, and
is secretary of the S. M. U. S. this year. Incidentally,  Bill  is a double-course man.
Though fresh from European travels, Mary
settled down complacently at Varsity, winning
| an oratorical contest, and being assistant editor
of the "Totem." As a junior she reformed
the L. S. D., and this year she is secretary of
the Alma Mater Society. She attends the
Letters Club and Historical Society. Do you
know our young Hopeful? Well, of course.
But not half so well as she knows you! Kappa
Kappa Gamma.
Maurice has been with us for one year only,
coming from McMaster University, Toronto.
He received his elementary education in
Russia, then went on to Roumania to take a
position there as teacher of High School mathematics. Later, he travelled in Europe, staying
for short periods in several of the larger cities.
While at Varsity he has interested himself in
Philosophy and German and eventually hopes to
take his Ph.D. in Philosophy. He teaches part-
time in a private school in the city. Where he
will go when he graduates, he is not sure, but
very likely his goal will be Harvard.
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Jack is a French honour student and is a
member of La Canadienne and the Philosophy
Club. When not studying Jack is playing
badminton. He is the secretary-treasurer of
the Badminton Club, plays on the first team
and is, with Nic. Solly, the holder of the B.
C. Men's Handicap title; he also holds three
Varsity Badminton Championships. Jack is
going to try to educate the young of the province to the beauties of the French language.
An outline of Gerry's career must include
mention of her position during her first two
years on the Senior "B" Basketball team, of
her work as reporter on the "Ubyssey," and
of her energy as athletic representative of her
class. Her most important achievement, however, is her splendid work first as vice-president and this year as president of the W. U. •
S., both of which positions she has filled with
unusual ability. Gerry is a member of Gamma
Phi Beta, and holds the distinction of being
the first president of  local  Panhellenic.
After having completed Senior Matriculation at the Maple Ridge High School, Fred
joined the class of Arts '29 in its Second
year. He is a pre-med. who may be found in
the Zoology lab. where he spends his time
peering through a microscope. Besides playing badminton, and taking an active part in
the Biological Discussion Club, Fred is a member of a number of clubs outside Varsity.
Next year he will be found enrolled as one
of  the  Meds. at  Edmonton.
Alice — one of the few blondes who can
wear grey — acquired this art in the land of
changing mists whence she brings Scotch
ability which made her the winner of scholarships. With equal deftness she has dealt with
Letters Club papers and records, and the
melodrama of Webster in English honours. In
her second year she played Dona Barbarita
in "The Romantic Young Lady" with the
same sureness of touch which she shows in
all her undertakings.    Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Dave is one of our pre-meds. He is going
to Toronto next year where, we are sure, he will
be as popular as ever. During his Second year
he represented his Alma Mater in the Intercollegiate debate with Washington, but since then
his activities have been largely confined to innumerable Zoology and Bacteriology labs, where
he manages to do very well without too much
work or worry
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Stevey started his University career with
Arts '28 in Fairview. His Second and Third
years were spent with Science '29. Then he
relaxed and took second year Arts with the
class of '30. He is at present a member of
the Goo-ology section of Science '30, and will
graduate with a B. A. at the end of the term.
John spends his summers examining rocks for
the Dominion government. He is an enthusiastic  member of  "Der  Deutsche  Verein."
It is not Ruth but Billie who makes up
Thoth stars and who is vice-president of the
Philosophy Club. She flies on skiis at the Outdoors Club, and returns to earth to serve
patiently at the loan desk. She has never yet
missed the Victoria Invasion. Sport: Grass
•Hockey. Dancing: At all class parties and
faculty dances. Smart and independent, Billie
looks out on life sensibly and with penetrating
His home is Stoke-on-Trent, England. Art.
is a conscientious worker, a good friend, and
can be relied upon to do his share at all times.
Previous to coming to U. B. C. he was a ship's
wireless officer for some years, and so has
travelled extensively. English and Mathematics interest him most in his studies but he is
also interested in the lighter side of University
life, having been a member of the Swimming
and Badminton Clubs and Musical Society before his Senior year.
Iola came to Varsity two years ago from
Victoria College where she was a prominent
member of Arts '28. A conscientious student,
she spends most of her time solving problems
in Mathematics and Economics. Last year
Iola was a valuable member of the Senior "B"
Basketball team. Her good nature and wit
have gained for her a large number of friends.
Iola is a graduate of Victoria Normal School
and intends to teach next year. We all wish
her the best of luck in her profession.
A "go-getter"—and what a friend! For two
years Gord. qualified for History honours,
but being a man of many parts he decided in
favour of automobiles and big business. Then
why go to Varsity? Just a hobby, for, in his
home town of North Vancouver, Gord. dabbles in basketball, debating and Y. M. C. A.
Leader of the Opposition in the Boys' Parliar
ment at Victoria. Pet aversion: Freshettes
taking their nourishment at noon in the grill.
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Jim is one of our good-natured students
from Cranbrook. He spends long hours
watching the fair co-eds from his lookout in
the Zoology lab., and prefers not to be caught
working if possible. He has a weakness for
growing and discarding moustaches without
number, but otherwise is quite normal. Has
most uncanny luck in class draws. He is going to Toronto for Medicine where we wish
him every success.
Thurston, sober-minded, superior, is a
stranger to a large number of the students.
To those who know him, he is a companionable fellow. His notorious blue bus culminated a career of accidents when it met
its fate with another of the species. He has
given valuable aid as coach for the Rowing
Club, and as a basketball player. His academic interest has been Economics and though
he never exerts himself to any extent his
grades have been good.
Gladys returns next year for Education
though we can't imagine her in the role of a
teacher. In spite of her youthful appearance,
carefree optimism and persistent passion for
ice cream and cake, Gladys' achievements in
English and History courses are well worth
applauding. Yorky lives at Abbotsford. Gifted
as she is with a sense of humour, a skill in
witty repartee, and a faculty for making lasting friends, what more than good luck can we
wish Gladys for the future?
Back in 1922, Ron. attended the Victoria
Normal School and then taught for several
years. He entered Varsity as a Sophomore,
having taken his Freshman year in Summer
Sessions. Being a devotee of the drama and
the stage, he has been an active member of
the Players' Club for the past three years. He
is majoring in English and History, and hopes
to take a librarian's course at the University
of Washington next year, rounding out his
studies with  Philosophy and German.
To every task he has undertaken Reg. has
brought perpetual optimism and boundless
energy. For four years he has been on the
first swimming, golf and rowing teams, and
has been president of the Golf Club, captain
of the swimming team, crew captain, president of the pre-medical Society and president
of the U. B. C. Gun Club. As a freshman,
Reg. played Miller Cup rugby, in his Junior
year he was B. C. 100-yard backstroke
champion and in his Senior year was the 100-
yard free style champion of Alberta. Most
of his time is given to studying U. B. C.
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Here's Ross, that familiar figure in Harris
tweeds with bull-dog pipe, the unruffled epicure, and the natural and inevitable successor
to important positions. A man of deliberate
walk, candid speech, convincing arguments and
supreme self-confidence, he regards possessively the Premiership of Canada and to that end
studies with the unfaltering and easy assurance of a veteran statesman. Consistently independent, Ross smiles tolerantly at erronious
opinion and carefully explains just what should
be done. Record: President Sophomore year;
Junior Member, rugby, debating, rowing, President Alma Mater Society, Rhodes Scholar.
Startling?   No, perfectly natural and inevitable.
Hugh "wears no man's collar." Supremely
individual, ever enthusiastic, a never-failing
source of theories, austerely stern, yet possessed
of a keen sense of humour,—a man who thinks
for himself. His big-stride walk indicates
the serious and efficient business man. He entered Varsity with Arts '27, took one year
of Science, came back to English, and after
a year and a half up north in charge of Surf
Point Mine, returned for Economics in his
final year. Of innumerable and ever-changing
interests, his particular hobbies are navigating, the outdoors, and good old cars. A busi-
.ness organizer of the future; to us he will always be remembered as the driver of the
Lancia,    i
The Class History of Arts '29
(Continued  from  Page  Eighteen)
class, it is nevertheless very much appreciated by us as a tribute to the
quality of our festivities.
The class executive consists of: Honorary President, Professor
F. G. C. Wood; President, Denis Murphy; Vice-President, Mamie
Moloney; Treasurer, Harold Mahon; Athletic Representative, Alan
Chandler; Secretary, Claudine Tait; Literary Representative, Jean
Andrew; Sub-Treasurer, Esther Eddy.
Finally the class would like to pay a tribute to Professor Wood our
Honorary President. He has personally endeared himself to the members of the class collectively and individually, and his good sportsmanship and sound advice have benefitted all.
In conclusion it might be said of the history of Arts '29 that they
have "carried away palms not without dust."
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QINCE the   tribe of   Arts '30   first gazed  upon the
O     blue waters of Howe Sound, three times have the"
lofty firs which skirt our shores glowed to the warm
light of our potlatch fires.    Three seasons have seen the
return of stalwart braves and shy maids as they came
again to delve further into the mysteries, lore and legends,
set  forth by our  fathers.    And into this council,  Big
Chief Jim Dunn called all those who held authority in the
tribe.    And there came Dr. Boggs, respected and feared
medicine man, and Percy Henderson who alone held the
secret of the hidden treasures, and the maids, Elaine Col-
ledge and Marion Grant, the one all-powerful among the
shy ones, and the other, the preserver of the legends.   And
in one voice they said, "Let us set forth a tradition and
imprint it on the rocks of the cliff, impervious to the mist
and snow of ages."    And there came to be the Arts
'30 Road Race.   Great preparations were made and before
the eyes of many tribes a pow-wow was held and tomtoms beat to the rhythm of the pale-face war cries, "Clementine,"  "Bangor,"  and the  "Maori  Yell."    And  long
before the plains were white with snow, the maids assembled in their Upper Tepee and passed the
Pipe of Peace among themselves and welcomed
the maids who came from afar.   And when the
maples yellowed and the Squamish blew with
gusts that whispered of the fall, the tribe of
Arts '30 gathered with many tillicums in the
house of logs amid the tall firs by which the
narrow waters flow, and there they danced until the Great Light sank beneath the sea.   Then
one clay, as a bark that drifts without a paddle,
the tribe found itself without a chief, for theirs
had been called to the Great Council where sat
the solemn Russ. Munn and Doug. MacDonald,
likewise of the tribe.    Thus it was they came*,
to Percy Henderson and made of him their*
chief.    Days passed, and when the moon was
full and bright, shy maids and stalwart braves
went two by two one night and danced beneath
the willows, and from the branches hung the
legends of the tribe of Arts '30, stained in
Blue and Gold, which spoke of many things
never to be forgotten.
Page Fifty-seven Arts 31
A S Sophomores, the members of Arts '31 have kept up the reputa-
tion they earned as Freshmen in every field of activity.
In basketball we have seven players on the Men's Senior "A,"
three on the Senior "B," and several on the Intermediate "A" and "B"
On the Intermediate English Rugby team nine players are from
'31, and two of our members hold places on the Senior Canadian Rugby
At the inter-class track-meet last Spring, '31 took the honours by
breaking the record for the 440 yards Men's Relay; and tieing for the
440 yards straight run. In the Arts '20 Relay we came second. We
placed in the Cross-Country run, having Norman Terry third, and
Jack Chappell fourth.
Jean Whyte, '31, stars on the Women's Senior "A" Basketball
team. Lois Tourtellotte (captain), Billy Watson, and Helen Maguire,
represent '31 on the Senior "B" team.
Five '31 girls are in the Swimming Club, and Marjory Peel was
one of those sent to Banff.
It is not only in the field of sports that the Sophomores have found
places for themselves. Arts '31 can claim ten members of the Players'
Club, of whom Betty Buckland and Eric North are on the executive.
Five were in the Christmas plays, and four are in the Spring play,
"Rollo's Wild Oat." The lead in this clever comedy is taken by Mr.
Alfred Evans, '31.
Last year, the Arts '31 teams won the Inter-class Debating Championship in both men's and women's leagues. This year they have won
in their semi-finals and are confident of placing Arts '31 on both shields
again. Ten Sophomores are members of the Debating Union, of whom
Betty Moore and Chas. Gillespie are on the executive. Arts '31 has
been represented this year not only in numerous local debates, but also
in two Inter-collegiate forensic tilts. Margaret Muirhead came second in the Oratorical Contest held recently.
On the Publications Board, Arts '31 has ten members.
The choir and orchestra of the Musical Society have attracted
many members of the Sophomore year.
Following the adage that "all work and no play . . . ." the Sophomores have entertained at two remarkably successful functions, the tea-
dance and the class party.
Arts '31 ha,s been fortunate in having Dr. W. N. Sage as Honorary President. His active interest in the class has been a material
factor in our success. The executive, headed by our capable President,
Eric North, includes Jean Telford, Vice-President, Margaret Muirhead, Betty Moore, Lois Tourtellotte, Bert. Griffin, Bob McLarty,
Norm. Terry, Larry Lang, and Himie Koshevoy.
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Arts 32
2\ VAST,   landlubbers!    The   ship of Arts '32 set sail September
twenty-third, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and it is now
time to write its log.
The members of the crew are distinguishing themselves in many
ways. In the Players' Club, Vivien Hood has been the heroine of
both the Christmas and Spring plays; Mary Stewart has held important positions in both; Isabel Yarrow, Jack Hamilton, Hugh
Ormsby and many others of our year have done excellent work both
in the plays and on committees. In debating Isabel Bescoby is doing
good work for '32.
Our men have turned out in large numbers for athletics. On
the Canadian Senior Rugby team we are represented by Gillanders
and Gittus, while many freshmen, practising for the Junior team,
show great promise. In English Rugby, Ford, Cotterell and Simpson have all gained places on the First team and our Freshmen team,
under the able captaincy of Kenneth Bowers, gave the Varsity Intermediates a good beating and the surprise of their lives.
On the Senior "A" Basketball team Root and Dunbar have helped
to win victories, and on the Senior "B" team Lee is doing very good
work. Towards Rowing, the men of Arts '32 have shown a great
deal of enthusiasm. Wilson and Palmer are keeping up our good
name in Swimming. In Track we do not lack material or enthusiasm,
and although our greatest hope in this branch of sport, Percy Williams, has left us we cannot help but feel proud that he was a member of our class and is distinguishing himself so greatly in the East.
In Women's Athletics we are represented on all the teams. Rettie
Tingley and Florence Carlisle are on the Senior "A" Basketball team,
an honour not often given to first year girls. In Swimming, Rettie
Tingley has won fame for both Varsity and '32. Jean Russell is an
outstanding Badminton player as a member of the "A" team. On
the "B" team Irene Ramage and Ellen Gleed are holding their own
for their class. Finally, the Grass Hockey team, just now coming
into prominence, is largely composed of freshettes.
Our social functions have been a distinct success. The tea-
dance, at which we entertained the visiting Edmonton Canadian
Rugby team, was noted the 'best yet' by many of those present and
our class party to which the Victoria invaders were invited did not
fall below the standard of the older and more experienced classes.
The officers on deck, who, with the very excellent help of Honorary President Mr. Angus, guided the ship on the first stage of its
voyage were: Donald McKenzie, Patricia Harvey, Norman Macey,
Isobel Macarthur, Florence Carlisle, Eric Simpson, Jack Hewer,
Isabel Bescoby and Ernie Akerly.
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"\T 7E beg to report that the company of Science '29 is in a very
* *   healthy condition, and should be paying dividends on or after
May 9, 1929.
This company, the oldest on the campus, was organized in 1924
under the charter of the University of British Columbia. A reorganization took place in September, 1925, when a more suitable name
was adopted, and an immediate improvement was noticed in the Company.
The Company's stock encountered bear markets in the springs
of 1925-26-27, and many of the shareholders were forced to relinquish their holdings. These were replaced, however, by some of
the shareholders of previous companies. At the present moment
there are evidences of a trying time to come, but the company should
have no trouble in surmounting this last obstacle.
At the beginning of its third year of incorporation, the shareholders consist of six Chemicals, one Chemist, pine Electricals, three
to deal with several branches of engineering. At present, the stockholders consist of: six Chemicals, one Chemist, nine Electricals, three
Foresters, two Geologicals, three Mechanicals, three Miners, and one
The shareholders have always interested themselves in the social
and athletic life of the University, and the company has many men
prominent in the various University organizations, notably the President of the M. U. S., the President of the Track Club, the President of the Outdoors Club, the President of the Boat Club, the
President of the students' section of the Engineering Institute of
Canada, and the President of the Grass Hockey Club. It is thought
that the social activities of the company speak for themselves.
The shareholders have been working to prepare themselves for
certain privileges, and, as soon as these are granted by the Board of
Governors, they will enter their diverse fields of endeavour.
The present board of directors consists of: Honorary Chairman,
Professor   W. E. Duckering;   Chairman, W. O. Richmond;   Vice-
(Continued on  Page  Sixty-Seven)
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Sig., .as he is known to his friends, is one
of the 1929 brew of Electrical Engineers. He
is the radio hound of the class and can express
a dab of static in a line-and-a-half more algebra than Steinmetz. Sig. has also taken an
interest in club activities and now holds the
position of secretary of the International Club.
He has never missed a class party yet (other
classes included). As a hobby, he specializes
in French. Favourite expression: "Come on!
Let's go home."
"Andy" is one of our three "hard-rock"
miners. They have been rather few of late
years but Andy says quality comes before quantity. His summer excursions have taken him
to such well-known mines as Britannia, Anyox,
Premier, and Engineer; so if experience counts
for aught he has a good start in his profession. At lunch hour he can usually be found
in the vicinity of the Arts building.
Rubert is one of the quiet but ambitious men
of Electrical '29. Outstanding characteristics:
manner unaffected, friendly; mind broad, inquisitive; mental calibre high—evidence book
prize in Third year. Rubert remains cool, calm
and unruffled in spite of the excitation losses
and indeterminates in E. E. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
He has his weakness: missing 9 o'clock lectures
and copying notes in spare time. Favourite expressions : "Can you fell that car round the
curve?" "I don't like this lab. business—
monkeying with high voltages."
Alpha Kappa Alpha. Mechanical '29. Joe
belongs to "The Big Three." Though not a
member of the Musical Society, his ambitions
in that direction are only too well known.
Athletics? Crew and Badminton. Social?
Well, 'nough said. He assumes a carefree attitude, but a glimpse at his marks of past
years makes one realize just how serious he
can be. Civil 18, "How to make money," and
Civil 19, "How to keep out of jail" are Joe's
special lines of endeavour.
Harold is from the Capitol city. At Victoria College, he acquitted himself nobly, winning a scholarship and acting as business manager of the "Annual." On entering Varsitv
with Sc. '29, he was elected class treasurer, and,
during his four years here has become famous
as a bass in the Sc. '29 quartette. Harold is
specializing in Electrical Engineering and often
expounds on the graphical representation of the
effects of grid voltage on plate current which
made him secretary of the Radio Club.
A well-known figure in Science circles, Bill
has always taken considerable interest in Varsity activities; his work in the development of
the E. I. C. on the campus being especially appreciated. He is secretary of the Chemistry
Society and also a singer of note, having been
a member of the Musical Society, not to mention the Science '29 quartette. Bill is famous
for his scientific way of operating the valves
on the filter press and has also been known to
have a fairly hot time with the electric furnace.
Burt, is one of our optimistic Chemical
Engineers, though he differs from most of
them by doing research work. He was, and
still is, an enthusiastic member of the Outdoors Club, and was its president last year.
Burt, has been one of the hardest working
members of the class, having been a member of
the class executive for several years. He is
well known to the musical world as a member
of the Science quartette. Burt, hopes to enter
McGill and continue with industrial chemical
One of Science '29's "Gentlemen of Victoria," Stan, has decided to do his stuff in the
profession of Civil Engineering. In addition
to being a fast draftsman, he operates the
piano and saxophone to a considerable extent.
A keen student during his university career, he
has been a large factor in making the enviable
reputation of Science '29. His pet hobbies are
eating ice cream in the cafeteria and going home
to Victoria. The future will present no difficulties to Stan.
With his knowledge of Civil Engineering,
Charlie will probably shape the destiny of
North Vancouver, his home town. Blonde,
smiling, deliberate, his genial disposition and
sense of humour make him liked by all who
know him. His keen interest in water power
achievements, coupled with a natural ability as
a speaker, will make him great some day.
Charlie strongly believes that lectures are not
a necessary part of a university career. His
favourite question, "Got any tobacco?"
Jim is the big silent man of Forestry '29.
Originally of Sc. '28, he joined us this year
to keep the sawdust twins from getting lonely.
With the example set by his elder brother, who
has achieved much distinction in geology before him, Jim has chosen forestry, and shows
promises of making good at logging engineering. Pet hobby: Driving a boat load of
Science men between North Vancouver and
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Born in the Punjab—? Arrived at U. B. C.
in 1924. Since then he has been a leading
student in Electrical Engineering. Bhagat's
chief campus activities have been Grass Hockey,
S. C. M., and International Club discussions.
To the S. C. M. he has brought, with his
Indian philosophy, depth of thought and religious tolerance. In the International Club
he has taken a vital interest in furthering the
ideal of world brotherhood. On the campus
his friendly ease has done much to destroy
superiority complexes.
Charlie is the firmest supporter in the Civil
group of the theory that "All work and no
play makes Charlie a dull boy." Despite this
fact his exam, results during the past two
years have been satisfactory. He has been a
staunch member of the Musical Society for
five years and is now their publicity agent.
Studies have not prevented him from participating in athletics, for he won his small block
playing Canadian rugby. He plans to spend
two years doing post-graduate work.
Don. came to the University with Arts '23.
For three years he decided to see the world.
Three years ago Sc. '29 were glad to add Don's
name to their electrical engineers. When Sc.
'24 was noted for speedy runners, Don. was a
member of the Relay team. He also played
soccer, on both the First and Second teams.
The Players' Club have had Don. to think up
new lighting stunts, and this past year he has
been vice-president of the club.
Graduate of the Royal Military College of
Canada, a clever industrial chemist, a fast rugby player, a speedy hurdler, a pleasant personality and the ideals of a gentleman make Arthur
what he is to-day. Tanky, as he is miscalled,
provided us with one of the best swerve running three-quarters we ever had. His ability
to do the 120 yards hurdles nearly sent him
to the Olympic games last year. Academically
speaking he is just right—nothing staggers our
brilliant Art.
He is a gentleman, born and bred. We call
him, sometimes Mary, sometimes Cheese, sometimes Tubby. Why these particular names, no
one knows. Tubby is a graduate of The Royal
Military College of Canada and a good Alpha
Delta Phi. He has a little twisty smile, and
in spite of his well concealed shyness, has a
way with him which attracts not only ourselves but our lady friends.
Marc, is 33M per cent, of the class of
Forestry '29, but carries off most of the high
marks. When not annihilating Arts men in
the Forestry lab., he is good-natured in the
extreme. Marc, last year led Sc. '29 through
a most successful year. It is largely due to
his efforts that we are now officially fifth year
Science men, instead of fourth year men, as
other graduating classes have been. Although
acknowledged to be the "hope of the class,"
he is often heard saying—"We gotta keep our
Woof has two claims to fame: he won his
big block as star guard on the "Big Four"
Rugby team, and was champion apparatus
breaker of the illustrious chemicals. He does
very little work but always makes a good
mark in his exams. He pretends to dislike
women, so his favourite pastime is spreading
carbonate over the industrial lab. He spends
his summer extracting oil from little fishes.
He expects to become a renowned chemical
engineer in the near future.
A mechanic with an interest in Bacteriology,
Bert., or Al., as he was known to his sea-going
associates, entered U. B. C. with Arts '27, and,
being a light that shines, decided to take a
double course. He has taken an active interest
in all forms of University life, and has held
many executive positions. Last year he was
leader of the Science men, and this year was
our only representative on Council as president of the Men's Undergrad. His athletic
interests are mountaineering, boxing, and crew.
Phi Kappa Pi.
Let me present Cliff., erstwhile tug-boat captain, big game hunter and surveyor. During
the summer he rides the rapids or cavorts
across the mountains of northern B. C. At
Varsity, he ably represents half of the Economic Geology class of Sc. '29, and high marks
consistently fall his way. His good humour,'
willingness and wit have helped us through
more than several weary labs. From his record
here, we prophesy geologically that C. S. will
surely strike the rocks of prosperity.
Answers to Ab., Pete, or "what have you?"
Our Peter is a man of great capacities in many
ways. Aspires to the general managership of
the Westinghouse or General Electric in years
to come (he hasn't yet decided which he will
accept). Pete comes from Grand Forks, where
we hear he propels a Chevrolet. Has no
special weaknesses that we know of, except a
benevolent interest in the Vancouver General.
However, rumour has it that his days of freedom are drawing to a close.
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This year Bob is putting in about twenty
hours a day getting his B. A. Sc. in Electrical
Engineering. In his Third year, Bob was appointed vice-president of his class. For the
last two years he has been secretary of the
E. I. C, and his hard and conscientious work
in this club is one of the main reasons for its
success and popularity. Bob intends to take
another two years practical training in Electrical and by that time should be well equipped
to harness the white coal of the country under
any conditions.
Walt has been a member of Science '29
since its Freshman days at Fairview, and was
secretary of the class in its Second year. A
hard worker and an obliging fellow, he is one
of our most civil "Civils." Some day the
engineering contracting business may number
him among its high lights. Although a brilliant Engineering student he has pulled an oar
with the first eight for three years and during
the last two years has held the Rowing Club
One more electrical, known as Poker Face
Mac. Mac's genial nature and inexhaustible
supply of wise cracks never fail to banish
■ the gloom from those long electrical labs. He
is a veteran of the Musical Society orchestra'
having sighed into a clarinet for four years.
Many believe that he has missed his calling:
his love for chemistry being well-known.
Mac's one failing is his punctuality—he is always on time for his nine o'clocks.
Behold a man! Vic, a graduate of R.M.C.,
joined our class at the beginning of our Third
year Science. He was outstanding on last
year's champion "Big Four" team, which he
captained to victory this year. He was also
a member of the Senior Eight last year. He
has been a great success as president of the
G. M. Dawson Club. Vic's ability to tell a
story (ghost) is well known to all. If all
round proficiency counts, he will go far. His
ability, together with an unassuming manner,
renders him a universal favourite. Alpha
Kappa Alpha.
Another hard-hitting forester; one of the
three "must-get-theres." Tommy's ability to
throw English, and to make the professor believe he really deserved all those first-classes,
is well-known and greatly admired. He is the
class Literary rep., and takes a keen interest
in athletics—plays Intermediate "A" Basketball. He belongs to several clubs and is a
leader in all Japanese Student activities around
town. Whenever you hear "Aw, y' can't do
that''—it's Tommy.
One member of Science '29 who claims that:
"Wine, women and song!
Are the ruination of all young men."
Archie has executive abilities which have just
recently shown themselves. Last year he was
secretary of the student branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and has this year been
president of that organization. His popularity
in the class is shown by his position as treasurer of '29. In his spare moments he is often
found studying Civil Engineering.
Ted was born in Calcutta but was transplanted at a tender age to West Vancouver. His
drafting ability and penmanship have made him
eligible for the title of "Official Signwriter of
Science." He has been class reporter, and now
holds the office of Literary representative of
the S. M. U. S. A member of all the Science
quartettes, he belonged for two years to the
Musical Society. Ted is the most thorough
and conscientious of the Civils.
Both here and at Chilliwack, W. O. R. is
known to be an intellectual and a gentleman.
Cheerful, forbearing, unselfish and unassuming, he is a typical engineer, for he keeps his
wits about him and has a habit of deadly accuracy. In his Third year he won a scholarship prize, in his Fourth he was captain of
the First Grass Hockey team and class treasurer, in his Fifth he was president of Grass
Hockey and president of his class. W. Os-
born Richmond has an enviable record.
"Robbie" lives in North Vancouver, whence
he migrates periodically in pursuit of learning.
His favourite indoor sport is playing with
philatum, black sand, separating rhodium, osmium, or iridium. Formerly, he played soccer
on the first team. In the summer time,
"Robbie" reverts from Chemical Engineering to
Forestry, and has been on cruising parties in
the backwoods of British Columbia. He will
continue specializing in Electro-chemistry in
post-graduate work.
Louie, or Rudy, comes from Fernie and is
no mean addition to the electricals of Science
'29. He has an enviable scholastic record, a
scholarship in First Year Science, and good
marks ever since. Rudy has other interests,
he used to sing in the Musical Society—until
his voice cracked—and he now amuses the boys
in the draughting room with his interpretations
of popular songs. Rudy has run for his class
in the Arts '20 Relay.
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Thomas being too long a name to be applied to a short man he is always known as
Tim. He delights in making up explosive mixtures; his most famous exploit being the application of a gas flame to a can labelled
"ether" in order to see if it was empty—fortunately it was. Tim has been a member of
the Outdoors Club during his whole career at
U. B. C, being its president this year. He
played on the Ice Hockey team for two years
but latterly has devoted his spare time to Canadian Rugby.
Our "Chem-mystery"—Eric is one of the
few men who have taken straight Chemistry
in Applied Science and, as such, is closely allied with the Chemical Engineers. He is the-
class photographer, his efforts having appeared
in annuals of past days. He was employed as
chemist at Bamberton cement works last summer and made a success of it, judging by his
illustrated lecture on cement  in  Chemistry  6.
Would you recognize in this blonde chap one
of our near-future mining magnates? "Jack'.'
graduated from the Rossland High School
with a Consolidated scholarship. His time
since then has been occupied in getting experience at Britannia Mines, Trail, etc., and in
getting a degree in Mining. He should have
been starred in "Why girls leave home." He
leads a night life, especially since he got his
Chrysler Six, and his only salvation is a position out of town when he graduates.
Tom has combined a minimum of work
with some surprising averages. How is it
done, Tom? His numerous interests are too
well known at Varsity to require more than
mere mention: class executives, soccer, rowing, tennis, dancing and other outside activities. He hopes someday to become a geologist, and of one possessing his ability, character
and personality we feel safe in predicting an
early success in his chosen profession—and
elsewhere.    Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Science '29
(Continued  from  Page   Sixty)
Chairman, T. Warden; Secretary, R. B. Carpenter; Treasurer, A.
Peebles; Publicity Manager, T. Ogawa; Field Manager, A. T. Fell.
From past experiences, there is little doubt that Science '29
Alumni, Ltd., will meet with success, and splendid returns are guaranteed to the investing public.
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i just got yore snippy lettur and if you think i'm gonna give it the
go-buy you better go fry a panful uv ice.
now lissun let's be pals like we uster. gosh i luv evry hare on
vore buero. just becuz you met up with sum ten (10) sent collij beer
hoister don't think you can bulldoze me. just remember i'm in collij
and we gotta bunch uv classy men to. we got the best clas uv the hole
wurks. weir divided into sevun (7.) gangs that wurk pretty hard if
they arnt playin brij or hanging around jorja and How.
we p-otta flocka hee-men athaleets. Foerster, Locke and Sparks
play Inglish rugbee, and Cummings and Rhodes nlav Canadian, you
needunt think yore sheek is so hot. their is a coupla fast men hear 2—
Selby and Thornbur. as a mattur uv fakt we wun so much that the
novulty is all wore off. Jerry Mathews, Rhodes, Matheson and Hugh
McDonald clene up the hole varsitee in a skatin relay and then forgot
wher they put the cup. Craster also plaiz sum thing called "graw
youd uv thot sum uv us had aspurashens to prehistorik royaltee
if youd uv seen the splash we maid at the homecummin show. The
visitin aluminums (them wots bin here and went) shure gotta kik
when they seen Hugh McDonald drest up as ole King Artie hissself.
Most of them wot akted were gradjewetes of either the reform or
knite skool.
talk about yore swel shuffuls. we throwd a hop in stanlev park
last nov. and it wuz a nokout. the pik of the wimmin in the U. wuz
their and we had a gude time—and hou. you shud uv seen the or-
kister. the Bostun simfoney didnt hav nuthin on this won. wen we
punched out at one p. x. young Chesty Roberts wantud us to hav
another drag the next nite. after Xmas the artsmen them wots going
to be doctors lovers and techers invited us to go into there draw,
this wuz nu to us as all our afares is desision bowts—no drawz. in
case you dunno a draw is where you get yore partner outuva hat.
Sum uv the boys had great luk. wen Don Matheson and Jack McDonald went after theirs theyd uv only had to drive a littul further
and bin into the States.
las nite a bunch uv us went down to the Slappa Thi Frat hous
and turned on the rajio. The first thing wot hit us wuz "This is
stashun G-O-B-L, Langlev Pwahwhee. The next number will be
well a surtin fare jentulman uv the elektricul dept. wants Abernethy and me to put a hole flok uv shunt-wound elektrik eelz in series
for him so i bettur sine of.
remembur me to the ole ladey. i hope her rumatiks is bettur.
Wishing you the same.
yore boy frend,
Mike Romitur.
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Science 32
UR initiation into the Legion of the Condemned has gone very
smoothly.   Yuletide mortality was low, for which we thank whatever gods (or Professors) may be responsible.    The remainder of us
struggle along, finding plan and elevation of pleurococcus (etc.) with
more or less success.
Athletic activities have absorbed much of our spare energy. Ross
Jackson and Oliver Camozzi were the mainstays of the famous "stonewall" of the "Big Four" team. Phil. Barratt is the red-headed star
of the McKechnie Cup team. Rowing claims Christie Madsen who
strokes on one of the fours. We did our share towards the Science
victory in the Arts '30 Road Race when Davis Carey converted his
carbohydrates into kinetic energy to the extent of coming in third. Ice
Hockey claims Callan and Carswell, while Holmes is a pillar of the
Badminton Club.
It cannot be denied that Literary and Scientific activities are not
our strong point. Christie Madsen is the pianist for the Musical Society, and his services are much in request for smokers and banquets.
The newly-formed Radio Club has W. B. Smith and Johnnie Loggie as
president and secretary.
A successful dance was held in November in Stanley Park Pavilion. It is also particularly gratifying to observe that we have a high
percentage of the total windows broken with snowballs to our credit,
our "pep" is well up to standard.
The executive consists of: Honorary President, Dr. Buchanan;
President, Teddy Baynes; Vice-President, Phil. Barratt;  Secretary,
Christie Madsen; Treasurer, Kenny Bain; Literary Representative,
Gordon Brown; Athletic Representative, Ross Jackson; Yell Leader,,
Steve Carr.
Page Seventy-one THE   TOTEM
The Class History of Agriculture '29
3 S Freshmen we were   very   interested,   somewhat   reverent   and
quite ambitious: interested in the gradual unfolding of a great
institution — reverent when we listened to the accomplishment of
seniors and professors—ambitious, sometimes in a hopeless way, to
attain something of the same fame ourselves.
The test, however, came to Agriculture '29 in its second year.
It was then that we really learned to work, lectures were many, labs,
were long and graduation seemed distant. Moreover, one's services
during the summer vacation had not been over-rated by society at
large and the question "What are you getting out of the University"
was so difficult to answer that, indeed, one stooped to the defensive.
Perhaps for the majority the third year was very like the second;
but now some of the Frosh began to show an interest in us, the
Seniors had to "watch their step," Juniors were becoming the leaders
and responsibility was supplying its own vivifying stimulus.
Now, we have reached the climax of our experience. By this
time something of what each had come to cherish as college spirit
had become a force in us and we ceased to jabber about it. In our
realm we have become mature and possess a calm and understanding almost approaching to dignity. Others seek our help and seem
to profit by our experience; events which harass them we can now
laugh at.
That question, "What do you get out of the University," we
can now answer with a smile.
Well, it is funny, but I just dropped into Georgia when I heard
a familiar voice—"For health's sake you can't beat Golden Guernsey
Milk.    But who wants to be healthy?   Two up!"
I turned around and there was Jack Swanson. "It's Old Joe
Ink!" he said. "Evidently you are right," I replied, "And what are
you doing, John?" "Ever heard of Delicious Delightful Delta Cream
from cows immunized to T.B., Blackleg, Rust, and Fallen-arches?
Well I am the big vitamin behind it."
"Ever heard of Ralph Brookes?" 1 questioned. "Have I?" said
John, "I was just made god-father to his ninth son. Cassius is making a big stake, but between you and me, it is the family labour that
IS   doing  it. (Continued  on   Page   Seventy-five)
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Tom comes from the wide open spaces up
beyond the Arrow Lakes. Equipped with a
keen intellect and genial good nature, he is
one of the bright lights of Agriculture. He
majors in Poultry and when not pinching eggs
from the incubators or cream from the dairy
lab. may be found scaling the walls of the
Science building in search of nests. Knows
his oats as a debater, and if success can be
measured in scientific terms he will prove a
"big moment."
Wherever Lindsay competes he must excel.
Coming from Calgary, where he won scholarships in entrance and matriculation, he has led
the class of Agriculture '29 by a wide margin
each year. As a debater he has scored victories for his class and for his faculty. His
diversions are argument, tennis, swimming and
S.C.M., and in his Third year he added dancing. When not busy with executive work, he
is chasing the virus which destroys the farmers' spuds.
Ralph, known to his fellows as "Casca,"
comes from Salmon Arm. Although he originally belonged to the class of '27, he finally
selected '29 as his graduating class. Always
prominent in Agricultural executive work, this
year he is vice-president of the Aggie Undergrad. Besides knowing the theoretical side of
his chosen profession, Ralph is equally efficient
in splicing a rope halter or calling hogs. "Black
and Whites" are his particular weakness.
Bigger and better calves to you, Ralph!
Joseph C. Ink, in spite of the fact that he
smokes a Kentucky meerschaum, comes from
Nelson. This big stock man from the Kootenay
mountains has twice invaded Portland in quest
of judging honours. Joe is a frequenter of
the Strand theatre, though however, his main
interest is out of town, to judge from his
frequent references to someone called Kootenay
Florence. "Well, Joe, it's my treat this
Dune, who is one of our quietest aggies,
comes from New Westminster. While taking a
lively interest in most of our Aggie activities,
his vice-presidency of the Live Stock Club this
year shows where his real interest lies. He is
one of our best stock judges, having been on
the Portland team twice, and having won the
Lady Jane Champion Cup at Agassiz last year.
He is a Jersey maniac and is trying to be a
world benefactor by bringing order out of the
Jersey Herd Book class.
Page Seventy-three THE   TOTEM
4-H ■*-*-« ■* < * * * * ■*-* *  ' ■* ' \ \"*\ *°*-^- ^,rijinf ,n j ,- n"-ii-ii- -if hiujirtMnrw r rfif^jtt ^ l In* t. l_ll.C-l<-rt"*Crft.< -f <-<i
Roger started his college career in Arts but
changed to Agriculture '29. With quick humour
and witty jokes he has worked from "Ubyssey"
reporter to class president in his Third year,
president of the Aggie Undergrad. this year,
and membership in the Alpha Kappa Alpha
fraternity. He is an old stand-by of Canadian
rugby, and his ability in rising early should
make him a successful farmer when he settles
in the Peace River country.
Richard Hugh boasts as his stamping
grounds the precipitous slopes of North Vancouver. Starting with Arts '28 he soon changed
to Agriculture. Since then he has been chasing units especially in Chemistry. Richard has
played on the First Soccer team and has always been a Relay reliable. At Portland this
year, Dick showed rare form in judging
heifers. He will go a long way, but not on
his own cigarettes.
Familiarly known as Jack, he has been one
of the high-lights in the class of Agriculture
'29. Though Jack has a new ambition for each
day, he still remains loyal to his chosen profession. As class president, on committees and in
his studies, Jack has proved able and conscientious. Graduating in Animal Husbandry, with a
weakness for the yellow cream of the Guernsey,
we expect him to aid the great animal industry.
His favourite saying: "What's the score, boys ?"
Cecil Yarwood hails from a farm near
Huntingdon, B. C. When he entered Agriculture it was with the object of becoming
a scientific farmer. Aims undergo a gradual
metamorphosis at the University, and now
Cecil will be a research worker in the realm
of plant diseases. Besides making a satisfactory standing as a student he has held
quivering brief papers in the Agricultural
Discussion Club, and has persistently won a
place on the Aggies' Arts '20 Relay team. His
thirst for precision of thought has dragged
Cecil into many an argument.
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Agriculture '29
(Continued from Page Seventy-two)
"Talking about the boys, I ran into Thomas E. Aspinall up at
Nakusp. Trail used to depend on him for their breakfast every
morning. He had to give up the baby chick business, though, it
made him so lonesome." So we talked on. "Calloused Cecil? He's
a big man now. No, he doesn't drink, but he is big just the same; a
specialist in plant disease at Sardis, tackling some big problem. Big
change in him now, bald as an egg."
Just then I heard Jack yell "Three up." Turning I clasped
Dick's tough dirty palm in mine. "Spillsbury," I said, "you have
been working." "Yes," he confessed, "I ran a farm for a year on
my budget system and I'm broke." He then told us about Lindsay
Black. "You wouldn't know him now, quiet, backward, and hardly
talks at all.
"Dune. Mac. is cleaning up big with his Jerseys at the Toronto
Royal. His herd sire King's Davis Hare is a model of perfection.
Dune, should know Jerseys, he looked up about 35,000 for his thesis."
"You're wrong," said Jack, "Odium is not selling the Star at the
corner of Pender and Homer, he's the cabinet minister for Pouce
Coupe, Peace River.
"And what are you doing, Joe?" said Dick. "Boys, I'm glad
you mentioned that. I have a few shares in a mine in the Kootenays,
and for old time's sake I'm going to let you in on the ground floor,—
Twenty cents a share."
Agriculture 30
Zi S a class we are not very large, our number being eight.    We claim
one of the two women members of the faculty, and to show our
appreciation of her presence, have made her our president for the year.
The class is composed of two who were originally '29 and who
stayed out a year, four of the orginal '30, and two of '31 who speeded
up to overhaul us.
We make up for lack of members by our activities. Two of our
number made the Portland Live Stock Judging trip, one of the pair
being our lady president. Fred Grauer returned with a gold headed
cane as the spoils of victory.   Fred also shines in Canadian Rugby.
Referring to sports, one of our number is a member of the Swimming Club and two others represent Varsity on the Men's Grass
Hockey teams.
We are an active unit on the campus, and in enumerating our
activities feel that we have been hiding our light under a bushel, for
we are surely entitled to do a little crowing over the achievements of
so small a class. At that our achievements are not confined to sports,
for our academic records are good.
And that's only this year's record; watch next.
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Agriculture 31
HTHE Aggie sophomores started their year with the best intentions
A of making a great name for themselves after the very successful
examinations of last year, but good intentions are not always realized,
and our estimable sophomores are obliged to content themselves with
the attainment of only part of their original desires.
Although it has not been the privilege, so far, of the professors
to discover among them any individuals with particularly outstanding-
mental attainments, yet the average struck in the work in general has
been, in comparison with the other classes (other faculties included as
well) quite praiseworthy. They deserve to be complimented at least on
the attitude they have shown to their work. There has been apparent
in their efforts a steady persistence and determination to conquer, despite the rather disappointing results of one or two of the Christmas
examinations. This setback has only increased their desire to succeed,
and doubtless this quality will bear fruit next April.
Worthy of special mention is the Agriculture pep meeting, held
shortly before Christmas. It was the first one of its kind ever held,
and was an unqualified success. A large variety of Aggie yells were
indulged in with unbounded enthusiasm by the students, who turned
out to a man (and two women, incidentally), eager to try out this
experiment. The success of this pep meeting was due, in no small
measure, to the Class of '31, both because of its size and because of
the whole-hearted support which has distinguished this class in all
Agricultural activities.
Agriculture 32
^ The best of  all  the classes;
We have a genius or two,
And some of them wear glasses.
Hugh Leech, our worthy President,
Bugology won him fame.
Of  Salmon Arm, a resident.
Not far away  (by train).
Forsythe, Strachan and Godfrey, too,
Labzoffsky, and Kabalkin;
They really are a merry crew
When round the campus walkin'.
Fisher, Henderson and Shaw
Are really very brainy;
They try to miss their 9 o'clocks
When it is cold or rainy.
The Occupationals are here,
The apples of our eyes,
Bob  Hornby,  President,  sincere,
An angel in disguise.
Grossman, Douglas, Trump and May,
Require special mention;
When they  have  finished  making  hay
They'll need an Old-Age Pension.
Unsworth, Naganobi, Dial
Complete our student crew;
But wait another little while
And read this story through.
Grossman, once before Exams.,
Sat plugging in the shade;
Now Grossman is a boy who crams
And knows how milk is made.
Reg Unsworth at the Winter Fair
Around the Guernseys stayed;
Bob  Hornby  was not  far  from  there
They both that way are made.
Harry May, his hair got dyed
At  the  pyjama  celebration,
He'll ne'er  forget that "peroxide',
And his initiation.
Wee Fisher, he just loves to play
When Agronomy fields we're roving;
With a rock on the road he played one day,
And  angered  Mr.  Boving.
In years to come our College days
Will be remembered through
The pleasant thoughts and happy days
Of Aggie '32.
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Nursing Nonsense
"DEHOLD, my daughter, I have parted from mine appendix and
*-* my conscience is clear! Therefore do I fear but three things in
all the world—
And the first of these is a mouse
And the second is oyster cocktail
But the third is a University nurse.
For I have watched her at her work. And, I charge thee, in
the flutter of her apron there lurketh more danger than in the whole
chorus of a Fanchon-Marco Innovation. For the chorus girl prac-
tiseth her wiles upon strong men, but she seeketh him only who is
stricken and at her mercy.
Yea, when he is down and out she getteth in her work. Upon
her head she weareth a cute cap which glorifieth as a halo in his sight.
She walketh upon heels of velvet and cooeth unto him in a voice
of silver.
Her smile runneth over and will not come off.
She hath dove's eyes.
She batheth his brow with spinekard and myrrh, and anointeth
him with alcohol.
She arrangeth his pillow and comforteth him with words of
She taketh his pulse!
He yearneth to be babied — and she babyeth him.
What strength is there in a sick man that he shall flee before all
the temptations of St. Anthony in one bundle?
He shall turn on his pillow sighing!
"Alas! Miriam is all right, but an Arts girl was never like this,"
Verily, verily, the Lorelei is passed and witches are no more.
But a University nurse is a dangerous thing!
Dr. Dobson: "93% people are insane."
J. Aske:    "What about the other 7%."
Dr. D.: "They're in Essondale."
T.B. or not T.B.?
That is the question.
Page Seventy-seven THE   TOTEM
1924 Admitted to U.B.C—per Shank's Pony.
T98'      P76      R20.
1925 Dr. J visited.   Patient flushed—
pulse rapid.    Complaining of pain in Cardiac
1926 History by Dr. J    Raised in
Cranbrook; complaining of musical itch.
1927 Transferred to V.G.H.. Advanced
heart twitterings.
1928 Scholarship complications set in. Condition chronic.   Discharged to U.B.C.
1929 Hopes still entertained for further
health and happiness, in spite of tenacious affection of Cardiac Region.
(Apologies to Dr. Fraser.)
Phylum: Nursing. Class: 1929. Species:
External appearance: tall, blonde, with long,
slender appendages.
Ostium: Tempting.
Proboscis: Shapely.
Eyes: Devastating.
Cilia:  Golden.
Distinguishing characteristics:
Lack of late leaves and gasoline; achievement of first-classes; aspirations to acting.
Habitat: Vancouver. Distribution: Widespread.
In the five years that Peggy has been with
us, we feel that 'to know her more is to know
her less.' Of a studious nature, she is jogging
along with first-classes to the tune of "I've only
been in one night this week." We feared at one
time that her sunny smile would be wasted upon
cannibals, but now we wish her success in the
Public Health field at home.
Name of organism: Henderson, Mary.
Incubation period: Five years.
Media used: V.G.H. and U.B.C.
Morphology: Slight, 5 ft. 4 ins., one armful.
Motility: Normally dignified; in Ford
coupes precipitive.
Chromogenesis:  Blonde.
Cultural Characteristics: First-classes.
Distinguishing Characteristic: Humanity. Resembling a bird—quick, bright-eyed, alert, full
of song, ready to soar.
Pathogenesis: Non-pathogenic — positively
"Whoopee, whoopee, La te ta ta!"
Christened Edith, but "Toddy" to all,
In the O. R. at F. P.'s call
Even so big, he made her feel small.
As President grand she sets the pace,
At Public Speaking she is an ace.
Her great good nature takes first place,
Who could resist that smiling face?
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The Anglican Theological College
THHE appearance of the new college has been much enhanced during
■*-   the past year by the voluntary digging and planting of trees and
shrubs by the students.
There has been a strenuous effort to associate more and more
with the general life of the University. Members of the Faculty have
joined the Faculty Association and have helped to furnish the Faculty
Room in the Library; they have also enthusiastically supported the
Group Insurance scheme. The students also are closely connected
with activities in the other colleges; they are well represented in the
Musical Society, Interclass Debates, and the "Ubyssey."
Within the college the Literary and Athletic Association was reorganized during the year, the change consisting in having one vice-
president to supervise athletics, and the other for literary activities.
Among the latter the most outstanding development was the establishing of a Parliament under the speakership of the president. Debates
have been held on a variety of subjects. In sport, the college has been
active. Football, Grass Hockey and Tennis have their adherents,
while a team from the college won second place in the Arts '30 Road
Race, and the combined Theological colleges entered a team in the
Arts '20 Relay.
The college has received a large number of gifts during the year.
Chief among these is the Post-Graduate Scholarship of the value of
£300, tenable for two years at Oxford or Cambridge, and open to
graduates in Arts and Theology. The first nomination to the scholarship is Rev. D. P. Watney of Arts '25 and Theology '27.
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in. >
One good nurse:
quiet humor
—— enthusiasm
Ad:    A lively interest in the Outdoors  Club.
Sig:   T.I.D.   A.C. and P.C.   Q.A.M. and H.
S.   ad lib.
Result:   "Uppie."
Education '29
HTHERE dwells in the Faculty of Arts and Science a certain power-
ful king whose cognomen is Weir.
In the year of our Lord 1928, there were three-score in his kingdom and he looked upon them and said: "Never have I seen such
promising subjects. At the end of one year I shall send them forth,
fully equipped, to reform any corrupt politicians, balky trustees, obstinate principals and old-fashioned teachers, which may exist in the
province. I shall make of them teachers to guide the young." And
there was joy in his heart.
When they had stayed with him but a little while, it came to pass
that he gave his subjects a trial. And so he divided them into small
companies and sent them forth in search of treasure.
And his subjects went forth to return in due time with their
treasures. And some treasures were indeed exceeding precious and
others were not. And those subjects whose treasures were poor, wept
and wailed and gnashed their teeth.
But the king raised his hand and said: "Place these treasures,
both rich and poor, all together, and we shall draw from them a median." And after many, many days labour he drew from the treasures
a median, and the median was high!
And again, one Hope Leeming, a subject of the great king, rose
and went forth to do battle against all comers for the oratory prize.
The kings of the neighbouring realms sent their most powerful debaters against her, and lo, she vanquished them!
When the allotted space of a year had passed, and the great king
saw that he must take leave of his subjects, he armed them at all points
with abnormal psychology, intelligence quotients, educational tests,
Dalton plans, psycho-analysis and divers other formidable weapons,
and sent them forth.
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TiiA^.CL l l t l f l < t 11 L c n n m t r (f f".   Tfj ■ ' i i * r I \i i r it t j r *ir r t irf- nr1' M*n
The Union Theological College
T TNTDER the principalship of the Rev.
^ J. G. Brown, M.A., D.D., Union
College made its debut on the University campus in the 1927-28 session. Its
popular staff and excellently equipped
dormitory and dining room have made
a name for the college. The affairs of
the resident students are guided by a
House Committee consisting of three
residents elected at the beginning of
every session. Dr. Shrum, Associate
Professor of Physics, who has resided
at the college since it first opened, was
elected chairman of the committee and
was assisted by Mr. Will Selder, as
secretary, and Mr. Ronald Lyons.
Every faculty on the campus was
represented by the students in residence. The Arts faculty having twenty-six of the residents, Science seven,
Agriculture two, and Theology two.
are probationers for the ministry. There are, however, a considerable number of students taking the Theological courses who do not
reside at the college. The building is, therefore, a church home for
students from out of town. Practically every phase of athletic life
is indulged in by the various residents. English Rugby, Canadian
Rugby, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Track and Swimming comprise the most
popular pastimes. For the first time in the history of the Arts '20
Relay, Theology entered a team composed of men from both the
Anglican and Union Colleges.
The Musical Society is also favoured, the residents contributing
about six male voices to assist in the choral work.
Inter-dormitory fellowship was enjoyed with the members of the
Anglican College in the form of social evenings. These functions
have done a great deal towards creating fellowship among the residents of both colleges.
REV. J. G. BROWN, M.A., D.D.
In all, eight of the residents
Page Eighty-one THE   TOTEM
Victoria College
TN 1920, by virtue of the interest of Dr. Paul and the co-operation
■*■ of the Victoria School Board, Victoria College was inaugurated
and established in affiliation with the University of British Columbia.
The College year for 1928-29 opened with a record enrollment
of 245 students which indicates an increase of about fifty per cent,
in the second year.
Student activities are carried on under the direction of the Students' Council, the members of which are as follows: President,
Richard Lendrum; Treasurer, Reginald Hammond; Secretary, Kathleen dimming; President Women's Athletics, Mary Bucklin; President Men's Athletics, Gordon Godwin; First Year Representative,
Frank Wartes; President Literary and Scientific Department, Nelson Allen.
The Literary Society has had a particularly good year under
the leadership of Robert Wallace.
The Players' Club, coached by Major Bullock-Webster, is looking forward at the time of writing to its presentation of "Green
Stockings" on March 8th and 9th.
A new branch of student activities was incorporated this year
in the Science Club which fully justifies its foundation.
(Continued   on   Page   Eighty-three)
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Victoria College
(Continued from Page Eighty two)
The Royal Astronomical and The University Extension Societies
have held several lectures at the College which many students have
The Publications Board has issued for the first time a Victoria
College Hand-Book, and under the editorship of Robert Wallace is
arranging for the early publication of the Victoria College Annual.
The Athletic teams have had a very successful year.
The Rugby fifteen won the first half of their league, and the
Men's Basketball team also won the first half of theirs. Men's Ice
Hockey has also been a popular sport this year.
The Women's Athletics, represented by Senior "B" Basketball
and Grass Hockey, have had a very good season.
During the Christmas vacation the University students invaded
Victoria and took part in various athletic and social functions.
Early in February the return trip was made to Vancouver where,
owing to the kindness of the mother University the College had a
very enjoyable week-end.
The Team Banquet will be held during the latter half of March
at which crests will be presented to the members of the various teams.
The whole-hearted support of the students has made the social
season very successful. The fall term was opened by the Initiation
dance, and followed by the Hallowe'en Masquerade, the Parents' Reception, and the Christmas Closing Dance. The ninth Annual Ball,
held at the Crystal Gardens on January 31st, was attended by His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, Miss Mackenzie, and other prominent citizens, and was the outstanding social event of the year.
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The Students' Council
"f\WING to financial stringency" Council has, this year, felt itself
^^ to be in a very questionable position on the campus. Perhaps
that is the reason it is asked to submit a write-up of itself for the
first time. Or perhaps it is because the "Totem" staff feel we should
be given the opportunity of putting in a few last words in justification of our parsimonies. That this "financial stringency" has caused
us to cut down on budgets, meets and trips to the extent of being
termed downright stingy cannot be denied, but it has also caused us
to settle down to a year of long meetings and hard-fought battles.
However, it would not be a true record of Council's year if
mention were not made of our more frivolous moments. Not a few
hours during the term have been wasted in laughing over each other's
witticisms. Someone was always sure to see a joke in the minutes
or the letters, and once the bright remarks were started, our President showed a woeful lack of interest in quelling the disorder.
Terrible impressions have been carried away by visitors to our
meetings: several were invited, on entering the sombre chamber, to sit
down on a certain three-legged chair. One gentleman being present
at the beginning of a meeting was shown how proceedings were
opened with a prayer. Wild scrambles always marked the adjournments, leaving the President repeating and the Secretary writing
"that it was moved by (anybody), seconded by (anybody else) "That
the meeting adjourn. All those in favour, contrary, carried." There
usually was good reason for the rush. Grev. had a car — poor
little coup!—and the first eight or nine to reach it got seats (somewhere).
Individually, Council was some gang! Of the girls, none were
more charming nor playful than Gerry, yet who could deny her firmness? Woe to the man who questioned her conducting of a Women's
Undergraduate meeting, or who opposed her in the question of
women's rights.    At all times a strong supporter of co-education.
A strong supporter of Gerry's in this so called unequal battle
has been Mary C. Serious and sincere, Mary is the propounder of
policy according to precedent. She is a seasoned Council member,
being the only one to check up the President's stories of what they
did last year. A true athlete, Mary's ire was soon aroused by any
attempt to cut down on sporting expenses, either women's or men's.
The third representative of the better half of our Society, Mary
W. filled the secretarial post with great capability. In all discussions,
financial or athletic, literary or constitutional, Mary was bound to enter sooner or later with her pure logic. If it wasn't logic, it was
pure fact.    Mary was above all else a realist.    Sitting at the corner
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of the table she would pay such marked attention, and look so directly at the speakers, that bluff hadn't a ghost of a show. And
there was no lack of bluffing in Council!
One of the worst offenders was our President who made use of
a half-bantering, half-fatherly 'line' to cheer the rest of us through
many a tedious hour of routine. At other times, pipe in hand, he
guided Council through the mazes of discussion to the conclusions
he had reached hours before. It was Ross who, by his conscientious
devotion to his duties, set an example which called for a lot of living
up to on the part of his colleagues.
Bert Jagger was the only scientific brain at the meetings. He
brought to Council a consistently practical view-point which was
sure to come into evidence whenever we were faced with a question
of procedure, and he was soon known for his unfailing good humour
and sound suggestions. To mention the Discipline Committee was
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The Students' Council
(Continued from Page  Ninety-two)
The great pacifist, idealist and theorizer of Council was Russ,
the Treasurer. Seldom did he fail to furnish the theoretical side of
a discusson. Yet, there were no clouds in his financing. Efficiency,
orderliness and sound business principles were his watchwords in
balancing his books. If he sometimes forgot to read out to Council
the actual amounts of the bills he was talking about, it only showed
that his interest lay in the principles, not the petty details. Hence
Russ' indomitable opposition to the C. O. T. C.
The Men's Athletics were first headed by that bundle of cheerfulness and energy, Tommy Berto. Tommy started Council on the
right path by his optimistic advocacy of a 'real' initiation programme.
He won support for his plan, took charge of affairs and 'put over'
the event with marked success. It was with much regret that we accepted Tommy's enforced resignation. Our second athletic man
was Jimmy Dunn. Jimmy brought energy of a different kind to
Council. He supplied that seriousness and force so necessary to the
threshing out of our problems. Often matters were halted and
thoroughly discussed on Jimmy's challenge.
Our one dramatic personality was Grev. Rowland. Without a
doubt he was at the bottom of ninety per cent, of the laughs that so
marked the meetings on Monday nights. He and Mary Carter represented Council's dignity most aptly on Homecoming Night. Nor
did their machinations end there; at every meeting they would fall
into a private discussion of policy, precedent, or other things, down
at the end of the table.
Bringing up the rear with great gusto is our young Dougee!
Militantly self-assertive, and not at all lacking in self-confidence,
Doug, has been determined that the Junior Member should not be
considered the office-boy of Council. Discussions have proven him
a quick, keen, and tenacious arguer. When aroused he was quick to
accept a challenge, and many meetings were enlivened by Doug, getting all up in the air. True to his Junior position, he inevitably
sought to entice his colleagues out on some wild adventure to Chinatown or the Royal Theatre after Council meetings. We only went
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The Publications Board
By E. F.
■^[0 "Totem" is complete without its page of Publications Board
*■ ^ revelations. Harassed editors and long-suffering reporters emerge
at last from the obscurity of the editorial "we" and claim an individuality of their own.
The "Ubyssey" this year has upheld its long-established tradition
of fearlessness even at the cost of popularity. With the deliberate intention of arousing discussion and perhaps re-consideration the paper
has taken no uncertain stand on the subject of fraternities and sororities as well as various systems—honour, examination, and manager.
On the controversial matter of the C. O. T. C. it has remained impartial.
The Pub. has no need of a mascot. It has captured all the luck
it could reasonably covet in the unassuming person af Mr. Millward
to whom the printers relegate the nerve-racking task of deciphering-
pages of collegiate handwriting and of somehow getting the material
through the press by a given time.    His patience is boundless!
As regards the Editor-in-Chief, the old witticism that as such he
has a capable staff of assistants is meant as a sincere compliment to
his organizing ability. Last year, as Chief Reporter, Maurice exercised his remarkable ability to make other people work with a degree
of success that marked him for a higher position. (If he were not an
idealist he would probably be a millionaire by now). The unanimous
respect in which he is still held by his staff at the end of a trying year
is eloquent tribute to his unselfishness and his unfailing good humour
and courtesy.
Margaret Grant, the Senior Editor of the Tuesday issue, is efficiency personified. She can write a thoroughly acceptable filler on any
subject you care to mention, or satisfactorily dispose of the weightiest,
matter in a brief paragraph, as the occasion demands. With un-
ruffeled calm and no apparent effort she accomplishes prodigies of
May Christison is responsible for the Friday issue. Her peculiarity is a willingness to co-operate with her assistants which has the desired effect of making them redouble their efforts quite voluntarily. She
has a gay little habit of experimenting with the arrangement of front
pages in spite of the frown on the brow of authority. A certain lightness of touch makes her editorials very readable and still leaves the
emphasis in the proper place.
Bruce Carrick has worshipped practicability for so long that, as
Associate editor, he has almost unconsciously contributed a large degree of ballast in the shape of plain business sense. Writing easily
himself, he is very critical of the endeavours of cub reporters and has
become an unerring copy-reader.
Phyllis Freeman is the Pub. radical.   She is always critical, often
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T^HE work of editing dreary copy and reading endless galleys of
A proof which constitutes editing the "Totem" has been carried on
behind closed doors, except when a sudden wave of depression or a
more disastrous flood of hot water has driven the editors to seek solace
in the surprised Pub.
Under the direction of an exacting and tyranous editor the assistants have assisted ably.
Margaret Lyle has amused the staff, run numberless errands
and done a good part of the emphatic arguing peculiar to the staff.
Barbara Ashby has, in her quiet way, edited much copy and read
monotonous proofs efficiently.
The work has been considerably lightened by the co-operation of
certain members of the University, and notable among those the
Publications staff, who have happily and efficiently collected copy,
ran errands and driven the staff to town.
Bessie Robertson, at first an assistant editor on the "Totem,"
has taken over the task of editing the 1929 Handbook which, we hear,
is to be an immense improvement over all previous ones.
Page Ninety-eight 'T'HE business management of the Publications Board has had, as
A   usual, a successful year; also an ambitious one, since it has ably
undertaken the business responsibility for the changes in the "Totem."
As manager, Ralph Brown has set an example of cool diplomacy
in the face of the perturbed printers, agitated advertisers, and exasperated editors. In his hours of strict attention to business his progressive and sound opinons have been invaluable to both the "Ubyssey" and the "Totem."
Through the efforts of Alan Chandler, advertising manager, the
"Ubyssey" has maintained good status as an advertising medium.
Contrasted to Ralph's imperturbability is his slightly hurried and
worried demeanour. Byron Edwards is Alan's right-hand man in the
advertising field. The soul-destroying task of sending out bills is relegated to Victoria Rendell, the Publications stenographer.
John Lecky, circulation manager, officiates dictatorially on Tuesdays and Fridays, when he circulates sixteen hundred "Ubysseys"
among as many lawless students. He has his own troubles changing
his mailing list to suit advertisers. He is assisted commendably by
Lawrence Herchmer, Archibald Dick, and Dick Gaines.
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constructive, sometimes irreverent, and usually audacious. Nevertheless she has a mind as tidy as her scrawl is otherwise and by virtue of
the former is both resourceful and dependable. She is never afraid
of work.   Officially she is an Associate Editor on the Friday issue.
As regards experience Malcolm Pretty is the youngest of the
three Associate editors. He has earned rapid promotion on account
of his versatility.
The three Assistant Editors, Maxine Smith, Doris Barton and
Vernon van Sickle, have newly risen from the reporting staff. Maxine.
turns out regularly, reads oceans of proof and writes trite heads for
the Tuesday issue. Doris' keen interest and shrewd suggestions have
been reflected to good advantage in the paper. Vernon aspires to be
a columnist and early started to contribute "Soliloquies."
As well as ably filling the difficult position of Feature Editor,
Himie Koshevoy finds time to assist any one who may be in difficulties,
cheer up anyone who is blue and generally make life a little more bearable to all who work with him. He deems it sufficient reward that
other college papers have from time to time reprinted some of his
original satires.
Temple Keeling has accomplished the onerous duties of Sport
Editor so adequately and impartially that even the most ardent devotees
of rival sports have been completely satisfied.
The work that Laurence Meredith has done in publishing two
literary supplements speaks for itself. This is only just to explain,
however, that he assumes the entire responsibility for their issue.
As News Manager, Rod Pilkington is always on the job. He has
serenely undertaken the training of a horde of news reporters, and
cheerfully complains when, on account of their growing efficiency,
they are removed to the editorial staff. The familiar R.A.P. which
appears fairly regularly at the end of a happy parody bears witness to
the frequency with which he is favoured by the Muse of Muck.
Fred Hemsworth, Edgar Brown, Kathleen Murray, Nich Mus-
sallem, and Mairi Dingwall are among the most prominent reporters.
Others who have done good work include Ronald Grantham, Milton
Harrell, Margaret Creelman, M. F. McGregor, Olive Selfe, Win
Shilvock, Charles Gillespie, H. A. King, W. A. Madeley, Eileen Ber-
ridge, Edith Sturdy, F. St. John Madeley, John Morris, Cecilia Long,
Belle McGauley, Don Davidson, Eugene Cassidy, Hugh Ormsby, and
Mills Winram.
"Gus" Madeley is the philosopher of the staff. Under the protective pseudonym of "Campus Comber" he occasionally commits a
few of his whimsical opinions to paper for the edification of the student body in general and himself in particular.
Marjorie McKay, as Exchange Editor, has gleaned the bright
thoughts from other college papers with an unerring nose for the
most interesting news.
Page One Hundred CLUBS AND
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The Literary and Scientific Executive
TPHE Literary and Scientific Executive may be said to have com-
pleted a rather successful year. Shorn of all the impedimenta
that formerly hampered the work of the old Literary and Scientific
"Department," this year found the executive able to devote a greater
proportion of its time to the work of the Musical Society, the Players'
Club and the Intercollegiate Debates. As a result of this it is felt
that these three important phases of University activity have enjoyed a most successful season, and that sturdy foundations have
been laid for still greater success and endeavour in the future.
The executive did its utmost to secure speakers to address' the
student body, whose subjects might be closely akin to the interests
of the Literary and Scientific work, and throughout the year every
attempt was made to arouse interest in all things—dramatic, musical,
or forensic.
Although this has been a fortunate and interesting year for the
executive, the officers feel that there is much that still may be done
along these lines, and, in retiring, they wish the executive of 1929-30
a most successful and enjoyable term of office, and trust that future
years will find even greater success crowning any efforts extended
in this field.
The Agriculture Club
^ HE Agriculture Club is a new organization which has risen from
the ashes and dust of the Agriculture Discussion Club and the
Livestock Club.    It was felt by members of the Aggie faculty that
the work of the old clubs overlapped too much and that more could be
accomplished if they were amalgamated under one head.
Lindsay Black, the president of the new Club, has been on several
inter-faculty debating teams and was president of the Agriculture
Discussion Club last year. The other officers are as follows; Secretary, Ernie Peden; and Mills Winram, Jack Swanson and Donald
Sutherland to look after the individual branches of the work.
The Club will have three main purposes. First, it will encourage
debating and public speaking among the Aggies and will look after
the selection of teams for the inter-faculty debates. Secondly, it will
endeavour to bring in outside speakers who can give noon hour talks
on Agricultural topics. Thirdly, it will arrange for evening meetings
at the homes of different members in order that certain Agricultural
problems can be discussed. The Agriculture Club is starting with a
clean slate and as it combines the efforts of several organizations under,
one head we may expect it to accomplish great things in the future.
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Chemistry Society
A N innovation this year was the charging of a fee to active mem-
*■ bers in order to provide a fund for having the undergraduates'
papers typed so that they may be preserved by the Society. An anonymous donor was kind enough to offer a Book Prize value twenty
dollars to be awarded to the Senior member delivering the best paper.
In order to give more students a chance to compete for the prize it
has become the policy of the society to have two papers delivered at
each closed meeting. Following the usual custom of the society, both
open and closed meetings were held alternately at bi-weekly intervals.
During the session the open meetings were addressed by the following members of the faculty: Dr. Allen Harris, Dr. Wm. Ure, Dr.
E. H. Archibald and Mr. Allardyce, also by Mr. Wm. H. Hill of the
Dominion government Food and Drug Laboratories. A wide diversity of subjects were covered at the closed meetings' where papers
were given by the following senior students: R. H. Fleming, R. B.
Carpenter, E. Todd, N. Clark, D. Pierce, T. Stanley, A. T. Fell, H.
B. Marshall and Miss F. Fowler. At one closed meeting a Symposium was held for the third year members of the society at which
six short papers were given on "Chemistry in B. C. Industries."
The executive for the year was as follows: Honorary President,
Dr. E. H. Archibald; President, R. H. Fleming; Vice-Presidents, H.
B. Marshall and Miss F. Fowler; Secretary, W. W. Blankenbach;
Treasurer, K. Gray.
The Philosophy Discussion Club
"PHILOSOPHY students have found membership in the Philosophy
■^ Discussion Club this year both interesting and profitable. Although the club has been in existence for only two years its vigour
is evident from the attendance at the monthly meetings. The first
address was by Dr. Coleman on "The Psychology of Leisure" which
created a genuine interest among the club members. At the next
meeting the incoming members were welcomed with a psychological
game, in which the deep secrets of each were revealed unmercifully.
Then James Dunn and Joseph Morsh volunteered papers on "Hero
Worship" and "Psycho-analysis," to the pleasure and benefit of their
hearers. The programme for the remainder of the term promises to
be of as much interest as that.of the past meetings.
The secret of the club's success has been the admirable support
which the members have given the executive on every occasion. The
executive is as follows: President, Harold Fullerton; Vice-President,
Ruth Wilson; Secretary-Treasurer, Evelyn Cliff; Executive Committee, Doanie Owen-Jones and Lionel Laing.
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The Social Science Club
PHE Social Science Club in the second year of its renovated
■*- existence proved to be up to the standard of its more august contemporaries. Only one meeting really suffered from a lack of
attendance, which is not a bad record. This year the study of the
history of Socialism was abandoned for more diversified subjects,
historical and sociological as well as economic.
The club also definitely decided to admit women members. Their
presence was indeed necessary on one occasion when "The Family as
a Socializing Force" was discussed. On this occasion they defended
the rights of women to compete on equal terms with men in the business
world, while the men pointed out with even more determination that
woman's rightful place was in the home. As one member put it, "the
men were all describing their ideal wife."
Professor Angus and Dr. Boggs were kind enough to give papers
on "Democracy" and "Canada and the United States," respectively,
much to the benefit and interest of the club.
In all, eight meetings were held, four each term. Other papers
were "Fascism and Bolshevism, a Comparison and Contrast," "Is
There a Population Problem," "Trends of the Day in Industrial Activity," "The Great Man in History," and "Religion as a Socializing
The executive consisted of: Honorary President, Dr. T. H.
Boggs; President, Norman L. Gold; Vice-President, Phyllis Freeman;
Secretary-Treasurer, Cameron Kirby.
The Mathematics Club
HPHE session 1928-29 has been most interesting for the members of*
■*■ the Mathematics Club. A series of very enjoyable and instructive
meetings have been arranged by Mr. Ralph Hull, President, with the
help of Mr. Elmer Anderson, Vice-President, and Miss Jean Adam,
Secretary, under the guidance of Dr. Buchanan, Honorary President, and Dr. Nowlan and Professor Richardson, Honorary Vice-
Speakers for the year included Dr. Nowlan, Miss Beth Pollock,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Hull, Mr. James, Mr. Poole, Mr. Pattan, Mr. Weber
and Mr. Morrison. In our discussions we have travelled from a rigid
proof of the Universality of Newton's Law, with many excursions
into other fields, to a consideration of Mathematical Fallacies, over
some of which much controversy has ensued.
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The Women's Literary Society
UTHE   Women's   Literary Society is ill—the Women's Literary
•Society is going to die."    "No," said the attending physicians,
Helen Smith, Grace Ryall and Barbara Ashby, "The patient can recover.    It is only a bad case of melancholia."
Dean Bollert, a noted specialist in such affairs, was consulted
and four new nurses, Jean Andrew, Ethel McDowell, Betty Moore
and Isabel Bescoby were procured.
"Food for mind and body" was prescribed and a course of
treatment planned accordingly. The first application resulted in a
remarkable change in the patient. A meeting was held in the lower
common room. After Margaret Lea read an original poem and Joan
Edwards dramatized a passage from "Sowing Seeds in Danny" the
patient was seen to smile—the first time in months. A dose of very
good tea, numerous sandwiches and cookies was then administered.
The patient was seen to laugh—the first time in years.
The next treatment consisted of a debate given by Betty Moore
and Margaret Muirhead of Arts '31, and Edith Sturdy and Isobel
Bescoby of Arts '32. The relative delights of Elizabethan London
and modern Vancouver were set forth. The Arts '31 team convinced the patient that had she lived in Shakespeare's day she would
not have suffered from melancholia.
After Christmas a new medicine was used. The patient agreed
it had a very pleasant taste and exhilarating effect. Word of this
reached the Men's Literary Society and the Engineers, and they immediately clamoured for some too. Not being hard-hearted, the
physicians granted their request. The treatment took the form of
four lectures on Public Speaking, kindly given by Judge Helen McGill, Dean Bollert, Miss Blanche Nelson and Professor Harvey. Each
lecture was followed by tea and very good chocolate cake. At this
time all traces of the patient's malady disappeared, and a great improvement in weight and vigour was noticed. Lest the Society's
trouble return however, the attending staff are determined to keep
up the regular application of meetings and tea, and also to hold at
least two more debates.
A great deal of the patient's recovered health was no doubt due
to the advice of the specialist afore-mentioned, Dean Bollert. The
friends of the W. L. S. thank her most heartily.
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Studio Club
"OUSIC hath Charms" is no idle phrase and expresses, very ap-
■Lyi propriately, the great pleasure obtained by members of the
Studio Club who have had the privilege of increasing their knowledge of the best in music, and at the same time benefitting through
social contact with students possessed of considerable talent.
As in the past, the homes of students and members of the faculty
have been placed at the disposal of the club for their meetings, a facility much appreciated by all.
The high standard set in the past has been maintained and the
programmes have been varied and enjoyable.
In addition to the instrumental programme the club has been
favoured by instructive addresses. Dean M. L. Bollert chose for
her subject "The Gilbert and Sullivan Operas," which was illustrated
with characteristic music from "H. M. S. Pinafore" and "Patience."
Dr. Sedgewick gave an address on "Schubert," following which Mr.
Ira Swartz played selections from Schubert's songs.
At the time of writing, arrangements are being made to broadcast a programme over Radio station, C. N. R. V.
The executive for the year was: Honorary President, Dean M.
L. Bollert; President, Harold King; Vice-President, Frances Macdonald;  Secretary-Treasurer,  Kathleen Walker.
The Art Club
T^HANKS to the support generously and enthusiastically given to the
■*• executive by Mr. Ridington, Dr. Sedgewick, Mr. Varley, Mr.
Vanderpant and others, the Art Club has had a very successful beginning. From the time the intention of forming an Art Club in the
University was mentioned, we have received great support and encouragement from all members of the faculty as well as from the
students themselves, and from several of the better known artists in
the city. The club is still very young, but nevertheless it already has
over forty members. Although many uphold the time-honoured traditions of the older schools, most of the members are in favour of
modernism in expression and in the development of the distinct and
characteristic Canadian school as exemplified by the younger artists.
The work of the club covers such branches of art as painting, sketching, cartooning, sculpture, etc. Membership is open to all those interested.
The executive of the club for this year is: Honorary President,
Mr. John Ridington; President, Ronald Russell; Vice-President,
Evelyn Cliff; Secretary-Treasurer, Stanley McLean; Jack Davidson,
Victoria Rendell and Phyllis White.
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The Historical Society
rTk HIS year the Historical Society has endeavoured to follow a unified
theme in the papers for each session. The topics assigned lent
themselves to much speculation and were provocative of much discussion, since they dealt with current topics upon which there were
not the usual predigested text books.
For the first term the general theme was "Problems of Population," with particular emphasis upon Canada, to which two evenings
were devoted with the topics "The Race Question in Canada" and
"Canada's Immigration Problem." The third evening was spent in
discussing the question "Can Mussolini Solve Italy's Population
"Problems of Sovereignty" was the theme for the second term
with such problematic questions as: "Will the Present Dictatorships
Last in Europe?", "Is the German Republic Permanent?", "How
Long Will the British Monarchy Last?", "Is the Soviet Republic
The club was particularly fortunate this year in welcoming to
the University as their Honorary President, Mr. Harvey, Head of
the History Department. Although coming new to the University
his wide knowledge of student life and ready sympathy with their
problems soon made him one of us.
The other officers for the year were: President, Paul Murphy;
Vice-President, Phyllis Freeman; Secretary-Treasurer, Lionel H.
The Physics Club
THE past college year has witnessed the birth and growth to considerable size of a new club on the campus. The Physics Club
was formed in October through the efforts of a number of upper
year Physics students. The club holds its meetings every other Wednesday during the term, at which two or three papers are given. The
speakers have included members of the faculty, research students, and
undergraduates, who have addressed the club on a great variety of
topics, including: "Scattering of Light," "Active Nitrogen," "Flames
of Atomic Hydrogen," "The Neon Lamp," "Cosmic Rays," "Ultrasonics," and "Perpetual Motion." At the close of each address the
meeting is thrown open for discussion which is sometimes as interesting and instructive as the paper itself.
The Executive for the past year was: Honorary President, Dr.
Hebb; Honorary Vice-President, Dr. Shrum; President, Kenneth
More; Vice-Presidents, C. K. Stedman and A. C. Young; Secretary-
Treasurer, M. H. Hebb.
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The Classics Club
HPHE Session of 1928-1929 has been a successful one in the history
A of the Classics Club. Dr. Todd, Honorary President, and Miss
Nora Holroyd, President, have arranged an interesting programme.
The papers read at meetings held previous to the time of writing
have been of widely ranging interest and all of them have shown careful preparation on the part of the writers. At the opening meeting
of the term Dr. Todd gave a paper on the "Social Views of Aristotle."
Two members, Miss Marjorie Waites and Miss Margaret Lock, gave
papers at the next meeting, the subject of the former being "Greek
Tyrants" and of the latter "The Phoenicians." Miss Lock added to
the interest of her paper by giving illustrations of the changes in the
ancient alphabet. Miss Olive Mouat addressed the last meeting of
the term on "Famous Exiles."
So far there has been only one meeting this term, at which Miss
Joyce Jenkins read a paper on "The Pastoral Lament," illustrating
with examples from the different poets. Other papers to be given this
term are as follows: an illustrated address on "Greek Pottery" by Miss
Hilda Marshall; "The Life of an Exile," Miss Daisy Christie; "The
Ancient Book Trade," Mr. Hickman; "The Stoics as Social Reformers," Miss Nellie Clark, and "Monasticism in the Relation to the Preservation of Manuscripts," by Miss Nora Holroyd.
Other members of the executive for the year are: Vice-President,
Dorothy Cruickshank; Secretary-Treasurer, F. Rouvier.
TN an attempt to present a general sketch of French culture, this
■*• club, at the beginning of the year, planned a series of programmes
each dealing with a period of French thought. The members of the
club have co-operated in preparing short papers dealing with the prominent literary figures, the artists, and the scientists of each epoch,
while short scenes were read from the works of the leading dramatists, and music of the period was played or sung. Conversation and
games were part of each programme. Largely because of the unfailing assistance of the honorary president, interesting meetings
have been held.
The club wishes to express its gratitude to its various hostesses
who by their cordiality have added so much to the success of the
The following have been the officers for the year: Honorary
President, Miss Janet T. Greig; President, Margaret McLean; Vice-
President, Jessie Mennie (succeeding Eleanor Chilton on her resignation); Secretary, Harry Hickman; Treasurer, Cecil Stedman;
Reporter, Olive Malcolm. Miss Frances MacDonald has given valuable assistance as accompanist.
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The International Club
THE International Club, though late in organizing this fall, has
A had an exceptionally successful year. Due to the resignation of
Robert Keyserling, who was chosen president at the spring election
of officers, a new executive had to be chosen which delayed the year's
programme enormously. The club was organized several years ago
by those students interested in the life, custom and activities of foreign people of all nationalities.
The programme this year was limited to five lectures, one ball
and a banquet. In the fall term, two meetings were held. Miss
Hallamore, of the German department, spoke on "Student Life in
Germany" and Mr. Raymer, Czecho-Slovakian Consul, on "The
People and Customs of Czecho-Slovakia and Jugo-Slavia." In the
spring term to date, two meetings have been held. Mr. Paul Suzor,
French Consul, spoke on his experiences in Colombia and Ecuador
and Mr. Topalin on the tribes of Manchuria. At a later date, a lecture will be given on "International Policies."
• This year the club took part in the International Ball held
by the International Club of Vancouver. A banquet to close the activities for the year will be held at the Shaughnessy Golf Club in
The executive for the year is as follows: Honorary President,
Miss Bollert; President, Cameron Kirby; Vice-President, Elizabeth
Groves; Secretary, Sigrid Andresen; Treasurer, Fred. Maikawa;
Refreshments, Evelyn Hanes; Publicity, Marjorie McKay.
La Canadienne
T A CANADIENNE has enjoyed a very successful year. We start-
■L/ ed last October with a tea in the cafeteria to welcome new members, and since then meetings have been held every two weeks.
Members and friends have been very kind in lending their homes for
our meetings. This year, all efforts have been devoted to improving
French conversation and pronunciation. We hope it can be said that
we have advanced a few steps in our understanding of the language.
Our aim has been to deal with simple matters and to encourage conversation at every point. To this end, members have taken turns in
acting small dialogues and scenes from Moliere's plays, while French
games and songs have also occupied our time. We owe thanks to M.
Delavault for his untiring help in acting as advisor.
Membership in La Canadienne is limited to twenty. During the
past term the club has been under the leadership of M. Delavault, our
Honorary President; President, Tommy Kirk; Vice-President, Beth
Dow; Treasurer, H. Bischoff; and Secretary, Maxine Chapman.
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The Letters Club
"T^HE tenth year of the Letters Club has been an altogether satis-
■*■ factory one, and exceptional enthusiasm over the writing of
papers has been shown. The preference for the Moderns was strikingly expressed in the selection of subjects, though several established
authors were sympathetically considered: Thomas Hardy by Mary
Watts, William de Morgan by Jean Dowler, and Pushkin by Robert
Keyserling. But the Moderns held sway. Laurence Meredith interpreted the poetry and prose of the inimitable Sitwells, Edith, Osbert
and Sacheverell. In contrast, the equally modern poetry of Elinor
Wylie was discussed by Margaret Grant, and that of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the American poet and playwright, by Alice White. Two
more Americans who received attention were Eugene O'Neill in a
very original paper by Stewart Reid, and James Branch Cabell, the
novelist, by Jean Andrew. The ultra-moderns, Virginia Woolf and
Gertrude Stein, were discussed by Doris Crompton and Leslie
Brookes, while T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell were dealt with
by John Hulbert and Maurice DesBrisay.
The Original Contributions Evening, so successful the previous
year, was again popular.
The Tenth Anniversary was celebrated by a reception at the
home of Miss Bice Clegg, former president of the club.
Executive: Honorary President, Mr. Larsen; Critic, Dr. Walker;
President, Laurence Meredith; Secretary-Treasurer, Alice White;
Archivist, Stewart Reid.
Der Deutsche Verein
"pOUNDED three years ago, Der Deutsche Verein has for its aims
•*■ the promotion of interest in the life and culture of Germany and
the encouragement of greater fluency in the language among the students of German. The well-attended meetings have borne witness to
the continued vitality of the club. It has met twice a month at the
homes of various members, where conversation, anecdotes, games,
readings, and the singing of German songs have composed the programmes. Memorable among the meetings have been the one at the
home of Miss Hallamore, when Dr. Maclnnes gave an illustrated lecture on "Munich," and the Schubert evening, held at the home of Miss
Louise Morrison.
The executive for the year has been as follows: Honorary President, Dr. Isabel Maclnnes; Honorary Vice-President, Miss Joyce
Hallamore; President, Robert Keyserling; Vice-President, Constance
Holmes, and Secretary-Treasurer, Elsie Nordberg.
Page One Hundred and Eleven The Biological Discussion Club
HP HE programme of the Biological Discussion Club this year has
taken a somewhat different form from that of previous
years. Instead of the executive outlining a series of topics on one
branch of biology, each speaker has been permitted to choose his or
her own topic, the object being to obtain papers on a greater variety
of subjects, and in which the speakers have a more personal interest.
So far this plan has proved satisfactory, which is demonstrated by
the great increase in the numbers attending the meetings. Professor
Spencer broke the ice at the initial meeting of the year with an exceptionally interesting paper on "Parasitism." This was followed by
a paper on the "Physiological Effects of Radiant Energy" by Fred
Sparling, and by Miss Margaret Keillor on "About Ourselves."
In the Spring term the following papers were delivered: "The
Fauna of Mount Whistler Region" by Ian McTaggart-Cowan,
"Summer Work" by Geoffrey Beall, "Protective Coloration" by Miss
Josephine Hart, "Immunity" by Reg. Wilson, and "Photosynthesis"
by Dr. Newton.
The executive for 1928-29 has been: Honorary President, Dr.
C. McLean Fraser; President, Murchie McPhail; Vice-President,
Miss Josephine Hart; Secretary-Treasurer, Ian McTaggart-Cowan;
Curator, Geoffrey Beall.
The Society of Thoth
TPHE session of 1928-29 marked a new epoch in the history of the
Society of Thoth. Its Royal Egyptian Ballet gave a public performance for the first time, using the Pantae^es Theatre as the scene
of that revelation. The ballet chosen was "Boadicea," specially prepared for Homecoming Theatre Night when it was again presented.
"Boadicea" was even more elaborate than previous successes such as
"The Coming of Thoth," and was, if anything, better acted.
The spring term was featured by a banquet at the Picadilly Tea
Rooms when a reunion was held of all the Scribes and ballet-dancers.
Stirred by the music of the ballet, the stars of "Boadicea" gave select
renderings of their parts.
The initiation of neophytes provided prolonged amusement for
the senior Scribes during the second term and gave ample scope for
the genius of the Torturer-in-Chief who applied the Fourfold Test
with great efficiency. The neophytes on their part showed marked
ability in learning to sing "Oulam Dah."
Officers for the year were: Grand Scribe, R. A. Pilkington;
Second Scribe, N. Abramson; Scribe of the Papyrus, M. McGregor;
Keeper of the Baksheesh, H. Koshevoy; Torturer-in-Chief, F. Underhill; Assistant Torturer, W. G. Smith.
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The Menorah Society
TN its first year of affiliation with the University, the Menorah
Society has branched out in a new direction, that of being a club
directly connected with all U. B. C. activities.
The Society has continued during this year the interesting discussions on the various phases of Jewish life and the problems pertaining thereto. Another innovation is that the meetings are no
longer held in the homes of the members but at the new Jewish Community Centre.
The subjects on which addresses were given during the session
have been fairly general. Mr. S. Petersky dealt with "Ideals of the
Menorah," and outlined to the new-comers the purpose of the club.
Mr. E. R. Sugarman gave a book review of "The Contributions of
the Jews to Civilization." Mr. M. Freeman entertained the members with a talk on his travels round the world. Mr. Leo Mahrer
spoke on "Popular Music," a continuation of his "Music Lecture" of
the previous year.
This year's debate with the Washington Menorah Society, held
in Vancouver, proved entertaining to all. Mr. Bernard Tobin and
Mr. Harry Freeman represented the B. C. Menorah.
As a culmination of the year's activity, a banquet was given in
honour of the graduating members.
The executive for the year was as follows: President, Harry
Freeman: Vice-President, Joseph Genser; Treasurer, Solomon Fish-
man; Secretary, Mary Waterman; Reporter, Himie Koshevoy.
La Causerie
A CAUSERIE has had a very successful year under the guidance
of Mme. Doriot, the Honorary President. By means of songs,
charades, games and readings the club has fully justified its existence
in providing practice in conversational French.
Early in the Fall term a delightful dinner was held at Le Restaurant Francais. One evening featured a bridge party and towards the
end of the Spring term some of the members undertook the presentation of a one act play entitled, "Le Loterie de Francfort."
The club owes much of its success to those members who so kindly
loaned their homes for the fortnightly meetings and to the executive:
Honorary President, Mme. Doriot; President, Helen Sutherland; Vice-
President, Doris Young; Secretary, Annie Bowman; Treasurer; Letty
Page One Hundred and Thirteen The Student Christian Movement
P\URING the current year the S. C. M. has been very successful in
^ providing facilities for absolutely informal discussion by students
of the problems of a personal philosophy.
There have been four permanent study groups, meeting weekly, two studying Sharman's "Records of the Life of Jesus," another,
the Old Testament, and the remaining one having discussed world
problems during the Fall and comparative religion during the Spring.
Also there have been many evening discussion gatherings.
At the Tuesday noon meetings, an established and virile institution, outstanding speakers have addressed large audiences.
A very keen interest has been taken in week-end retreats. Among
those yet to come, the large April camp is eagerly anticipated.
The autumn visit of the S. C. M. Western Secretary, Harry
Avison, was very helpful. At the time of writing we are looking
forward to another stimulating visit.
The S. C. M. wishes to thank Prof. H. T. Logan, Honorary
President, for his kind assistance and, indeed, all those who have,
through their good efforts, furthered the Movement.
The officers for the current year are: President, Harold Fuller-
ton; First Vice-President, Suzanne Jackson; Second Vice-President,
Francis McKenzie; Secretary, Mary Ricketts; Treasurer, Lindsay
Black; Publicity Managers, Margaret Muirhead and Robert Mc-
Larty; Groups Manager, Andrew Broach.
The G. M. Dawson Discussion Club
HPHE Geological Discussion Club became a recognized affiliated
•*■ student organization of the Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy in January, 1929, with the largest student membership
of any similar organization in Canada.
Many interesting papers were presented during the session, those
of prominence being given by Dean Brock, "The Life of Dr. G. M.
Dawson"; Dr. Schofield, "The Geologist's Point of View"; Professor Turnbull, "The Miner and the Geologist"; R. M. Logie, "The Big
Bend District"; C. S. Lord, "The Stikine River Area"; Vic. Odium,
"The Miner's Point of View"; and Mr. Lopatin, "Explorations in
Eastern Asia".
The executive for the 1928-1929 session was: Honorary President, Dr. M. Y. Williams; President, V. E. C. Odium; Vice-President, C. S. Lord; Secretary-Treasurer, N. Freshwater.
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The Varsity Christian Union
TJTAVING very successfully completed its first year of existence the
A A Varsity Christian Union has every reason to be optimistic regarding the future. It has filled an important place in the list of student
As an organization the Union has for its object the defense and
proclamation of the gospel. It seeks to stimulate a firm belief in the
fundamental truths of the Christian faith and emphasize the need of
a closer relationship with God, which is only possible through the redemption offered by Jesus Christ. By these means it desires to present a well-rounded witness, spiritual and intellectual, to the truths of
historic, evangelical Christianity.
During the past year the Christian Union has been fortunate in
securing many men of outstanding ability to address the students.
Mention should be made of the following speakers and their subjects: Reverend Walter Ellis, "The Beginnings in the Universe;" Dr.
Howard Guinness, "The Reality of Christ;" Dr. Charles Rolls, "Has
God Revealed Himself to Humanity?"; Reverend Charles Fisher,
"The Force of Truth."
Early in the term the society became affiliated with the League of
Evangelical Students which has many branches in colleges and universities of the United States and Canada. The activities of the society
outside of the University, although not extensive, have been very
enjoyable. In March a delightful and very profitable trip was enjoyed
by many of the members when a conference was held at Lake Whatcom, Bellingham, between the representatives of the evangelical unions
of the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia.
The executive for the session 1928-1929 has been: President,
Douglas Honeyford; Vice-President, Eugene Cameron; Secretary,
Dorothy Hill; Advertising Secretary, Robert Birch.
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«;pf- CANADA
""PHE University Student Section of the Engineering Institute of
■*■ Canada was formed in the Fall of 1926 at the suggestion, and
with the aid of, the Vancouver Branch and Mr. E. A. Wheatley,
registrar of the Association of Professional Engineers of B. C. It
has the distinction of being the first student section of the Institute
to be organized in the Dominion.
The section has now taken its place among student activities as
the principal club in Applied Science. Membership has increased
from fifteen in the first year to fifty in the second year, and attendance at open meetings has reached two hundred. Lectures have been
given once a week during the session by prominent engineers in the
province, including members of the University faculty, on general
and technical subjects embracing various branches of the profession.
To encourage the preparation and presentation of papers a student
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night was held, at which several excellent papers were given by members of the section. On Saturday afternoons, visits have been made,
to various industrial plants throughout the city and much information of a practical nature has been acquired by those participating.
The social side of the programme has not been omitted. The first
Annual Dinner, held in the Fall term, was attended by some fifty
guests, including several prominent Canadian engineers. In the
Spring term a Smoker provided recreation for the members and their
The section is indebted to its Honorary President, Prof. W. E.
Duckering, and to Mr. W. H. Powell, both of whom have materially
assisted in its success.
The Chess Club
TPHE Chess Club began this year with half its class "A" players
*- missing. Consequently no matches were played with down-town
clubs. However, matches were arranged with the Faculty and the
Theologs. And a multitude of enthusiastic "B" and "C" class men
never allowed the boards to become neglected.
The Faculty match, held at the home of Professor H. F. Angus
resulted in a loss by three games to two. The joust with the Theologs
had yet to be played when this was written.
The annual Handicap Tournament held in the fall term attracted
thirty-two entries and was won by R. A. Pilkington, who defeated
H. Freeman in the finals.
In the spring, there were two tournaments, the Championship
and the Minor. The first was limited to Class "A" and "B" players
and produced some hard-fought games. This was won by R. A..
Pilkington for the third time, with N. Abramson in second place. J.
Davidson easily secured first place in the Minor Tournament from a
field of eighteen players.
Lectures on various aspects of Chess were given by members of
the club and novelties such as Kriegspiel and "Lightning" Chess were
The executive for the year consisted of: Honorary President, Dr.
G. Shrum; President, N. Abramson; Vice-President, M. McGregor;
Secretary-Treasurer, J. Davidson; Match Captain, R. A. Pilkington;
Boards Committee, J. Clayton and W. Henniger.
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The^Muaical Society
T TNDER the baton of Mr. C. Haydn Williams the Musical Society
has again had a very successful year.   The society has increased
its membership to eighty and is now the largest club on the campus.
Owing to the large number trying out the fall term was well advanced before the society was definitely formed and practices begun.
Theatre Night was upon us almost before we knew it and we had to
work very hard to prepare "The Miller's Wooing" and "Comrades-
The annual Spring Concert was given this year on March 1st
and 2nd in the Auditorium. A very novel programme was offered,
the main item being an Operatic Pot-pourri. An instrumental duet,
by R. B. Lucas, clarinet, and H. F. A. King, trumpet, opened the number with the Miseriere scene from "II Trovatore." A pin-spot then
found Miss Winifred Hall and J. G. Chappell in the characters of
Arline and Haddena, who sang a duet from "Bohemian Girl." Mr.
George Holland as a "Wandering Minstrel" delighted the audience
with a piano-accordian solo. The spotlight moved then to another
part of the stage where Misses Reece and Bush and Messrs. Madsen
and Sparks sang two quartettes from "Martha." Once more the spot
moved to Miss Norah Haddock who, as Carmen, gave an artistic
rendering of the Habenera. The concluding number of this act was
the sextette from "Lucia de Lammermore" sung by Misses Larsen
and Crawford and Messrs. Davey, Hendry, James and Warr, which
was well received by the audience.
The men's chorus rendered "Plantation Echoes," a group of
Negro Melodies, solos being taken by Messrs. Barr, Hutchinson and
Oswald. A beautiful garden formed the setting for the ladies of the
choir, who, in daintily coloured old-fashioned costumes sang old-time
songs. Solos were taken by Misses Harvie, Pollock, Coope, Crawford, Leckie, and Langridge, and violin obligato by Mr. V. B. van
Possibly the most enjoyable part of the programme was supplied
by the orchestra; Tosselli's "Serenade," a novelty for strings, found
much favour with the audience, while two popular pieces, "The Doll
Dance" and "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" were well presented.
The solo work of Messrs. George Green, cornetist, Vernon van
Sickle, violinist, and Christie Madsen, pianist, was remarkably well
The choruses included, among other part songs, "Cherry Ripe,"
by Land, and an exerpt from Beethoven's "Ruins of Athens."
This year the society has presented a series of five Recitals, which
were popular with the student body. In one of these our own artists
provided the programme and in the other four we were fortunate in
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Th&JPlayers' Club
TT was a matter of great regret that Professor F. G. C. Wood was
*• unable this year to lend his services to the Players' Club after
having clone most capable and faithful work as Honorary President
and Director for the past thirteen years. The Club was, however,
fortunate in securing the consent of Mr. Larsen to act in that position. His associates of the Advisory Board were Dr. Isabel Mclnnes, Miss Honor Kidd and Mr. H. Logan. Under their able
guidance, the work of the Club continued to be consistent with the
high standard of previous years. Credit was also due to the members of the executive. These were: President, Dorothy Pound;
Vice-President, Don Emery; Treasurer, Eric North; Secretary, Betty Buckland; and a committee composed of Frances Madeley, Dave
Macdonald, and John Billings. Miss E. Dee acted as secretary until Christmas when she resigned. Miss Buckland succeeded her and
Miss Madeley was elected to the committee.
A large number of aspirants for stage honours displayed their
wares before the judges in the beginning of the Fall Term. Some
twenty were considered worthy of membership. The newly elected
members were welcomed and entertained at the annual reception
which this year was held at the home of Miss Betty Buckland.
Three representative plays were given at the Christmas performances on November 22, 23, 24, 1928. Mrs. F. G. C. Wood
again gave able assistance in the production of the phantasy "The
Flying Prince" by Peggy and Eugene Wood. The plot of the story
was based on the old fairy tale "The Sleeping Beauty" with a modern
American aviator introduced in contrast to the mediaeval setting.
The part of the princess was taken by Vivian Hood, and that of the
aviator by Bill Plommer. They were well supported by Alice Morrow
as the Queen, Isabel Yarrow as the Nurse, Jack Hamilton as the
King, and Geoffrey Woodward as the Lord High Chancellor.
"The Invention of Dr. Metzler" was the drama of the evening.
Credit for an excellent production of this play was due to the directors, Mrs. Gordon Letson, a member of the Players' Club alumnae.
The play recounted a supposed incident in the Austro-Hungarian
War, and teemed with tense dramatic situations. The performers,
who sustained their roles very creditably, were Mary Stewart, Jean
Salter, Alex. Smith, Anatole Zaitzeff, and Laurence Meredith.
The comedy which concluded the bill possessed especial interest
clue to the fact that it was written by a student, Miss Norma King.
For her play, "Cootie Consequences", she was awarded the Players'
Club prize for the best student play of 1928. The scene of the play
was a lonely camp in Texas, and was admirably directed by Mrs. J.
Goodwin Gibson. The cast, a large one, consisting entirely of men,
was as follows: Greville Rowland, Rod McRae, Dave Macdonald,
Jack Morse, Malcolm Pretty, Victor Hill and Howard Bowes.
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B. Tobin
AT the end of the year 1927-
^ 1928 a Debating Union was
formed by a small group of energetic persons who wished to reawaken an interest in things
forensic among the students. The
Union is composed of thirty
members, both men and women,
who enter on an equal basis.
At the beginning of last fall
the Union filled in the gaps in its
membership by try-outs. Due to
the lack of women contestants
only five women were admitted.
The Union then applied to the
Students' Council for recognition
and was received by them into the
group of official societies of the
University. The whole management of inter-collegiate, interclass, and inter-city debates was
Only members of the Union are chosen
put in the hands of the Union,
as inter-collegiate debaters.
The executive for this year was: President, Paul Murphy; Vice-
President, Betty Moore; Secretary-Treasurer, Charles Gillespie. These
officers have striven to arrange as many contests as possible, and have
been successful in as much as each member of the Union has been
given an opportunity to speak.
The inter-city contests have included debates with Vancouver
College and Mount Lehman Debating Society, and debates were arranged by requests from the Carleton and Magee Parent-Teacher Associations. The creation of the Debating Union obviated the necessity
of a debates manager and this position has been taken over by the
president of the Union. The constitution of the L. S. E. has been
amended to this effect. The Union has had a successful year and believes that it has become an integral part of the life of the University.
Another activity of the Union was the oratorical contest. This
contest was open to all members of the Alma Mater Society and was
conducted by Frank Morley, a member of the Union. The contest
took place in the auditorium of King Edward High School. Hope
Leeming won the women's contest with a speech entitled "Poetry and
Leisure," and Margaret Muirhead won second prize for her address
on "Tribute of Youth." Paul Murphy and Douglas Macdonald won
first and second prizes respectively in the men's contest; the former
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spoke on "The Pact of Paris," and the latter on "Democracy." The
other contestants and their subjects were, Isabel Bescoby, "Rome";
Mary Carter, "The Co-operative Commonwealth of the Grain Fields";
James Dunn, "Something Important"; and Harry Freeman, "The
British Empire."
This year the University participated in only three inter-collegiate
contests, consequent on the Students' Council cutting down the budget
for these debates, and difficulties which arose in arranging contests
with the desired colleges.
According to the constitution of the Western Universities Debating League, U. B. C. this year sent a team to Edmonton, Alberta, and
received one from the University of Manitoba. The resolution for
debate throughout the league was, "Resolved that Canada should
Adopt a Quota System of Immigration." The debate here was very
largely attended and for the first time in many years money was made
on the debate. Messrs. Charles Brazier and Bernard Tobin upheld
U. B. C. here and after a very hard fight they lost the judge's decision.
Messrs. Denis Murphy and Greville Rowland were our representatives
in Edmonton. They eloquently upheld U. B. C's honour and received
a unanimous decision in their favour. The McGowan Cup, given for
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E. Moore E. Vance
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In the middle of March a debate was arranged with Linfield College, Oregon, whereby two women were sent to Linfield to meet a team
of that institution. Misses Betty Moore and Helen Smith, two very
excellent speakers, were the representatives of U. B. C.
A second men's debate was contracted to be held here in the middle
of March against Weber College, Ogden, Utah. Messrs. Harry Freeman and Earl Vance were chosen to represent U. B. C. The debaters
of Weber College, because of some error of their university, failed to
appear on the night of the debate and the audience had to be turned
away. This unfortunate affair has not, at the time of writing this report, been settled.
The Musical Society
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having soloists who represented the "best in music." Those who assisted at the various Recitals were: Miss Beth Abernethy, violinist;
Miss Janice Bridgeman, mezzo-soprano; Miss Isobel Campbell, pianist;
Mrs. Edythe Lever Hawes, soprano; Mr. Ira Swartz, pianist; Mr.
Charles E. Shaw, violinist; Mr. Allan Watson, baritone; Miss Dorothy
Tennant, violinist; Mr. Jim Hedley, tenor; Miss Hilda Binns, contralto, and Miss Irene Bell, pianist.
The society held an enjoyable dance at Killarney Hall early in
the fall term and in the spring term were entertained by Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. H. Lucas.
We feel that much of the credit for our enjoyable year is due
to our conductor who worked very hard and very conscientiously to
make our society a success.
This year's executive is composed of: Honorary President, Dr.
W. L. MacDonald; President, R. B. Lucas; Vice-president, Lionel L.
Laing; Secretary, Betty Johnston; Treasurer, Beth Pollock; Women's
Representative, Winifred Hall; Men's Representative, Jack Chappell;
Orchestra Representative, Lily Dobson; Costumes Convener, Frances
Reece; Stage Manager, Norman Wilson.
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Left to Right: Capt. G. B. Riddehough, Lieut.-Col. H. T. Logan, M.C.   (Officer Commanding U.B.C.
Contingent,   C.O.T.C),   C.S.M.I.     W.   J.   Gibson,   M.C.   and   Bar    (P.P.C.L.I.),
Capt. G.  M.Shrum, M.M., Capt.  L. B.  Stacey,  Lieut.  D.  B.  Pollock
'T'HE success of the newly re-organized Officers' Training Corps is
assured by the spirit of the cadets and by the high standard of
its officers. Lieut.-Col. Logan, officer commanding, Major Finlay,
Captain Stacey, Captain Shrum, Captain Riddehough and Lieutenant Pollock are members of the University staff. The vital "esprit
de corps," so necessary in organizations of this kind, was very much
in evidence at the smokers and at the camp at Work Point Barracks
this Christmas. Many amusing incidents and enjoyable memories
will be recalled by those cadets who have taken advantage of these
A camp of this sort will be an outstanding event of the complete
yearly programme. Together with the regular lectures and parades
will be such enjoyable features as field manoeuvres and target practice
on both field and miniature ranges. Possibly a club will be formed to
join the Rifle Association since it has promise of provincial and dominion-wide competition. More social efforts will include smokers and an
annual ball. Although all these features are not included in this
term's programme, there are one hundred and twenty cadets enrolled,
who, it is hoped, will enlighten the student body regarding the objects
of the Officers' Training Corps.
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All who saw the Spring Play in the University Theatre on
March 13, 14, 15 and 16 will agree that an excellent choice was made
by the selection committee when they decided on "Rollo's Wild Oat",
by Clare Kummer, for the 14th annual production. The scenes are
laid in New York state and the play is an excellent example of the
modern American light comedy. The humourous situations are
created through Rollo Webster's overpowering desire to play "Hamlet". His grandfather gives him a sum of money to start him in
business, and is horrified to find he has used it to produce "Hamlet".
Eventually all ends well when Rollo abandons "Hamlet" and Goldie
MacDuff (Ophelia) turns out to be his "Wild Oat".
Most of the performers in this Spring Play were already well
known to the Players' Club audiences. The leading roles were played
by Alfred A. Evans as Rollo Webster, and Vivian Hood as Goldie
MacDuff. The other parts were taken by Mary Stewart (Lydia
Webster), Ann Ferguson (Mrs. Park-Gales), Frances Madeley.
(Aunt Lane), Sydney Risk (James Hewston), Eric North (George
Lucas), Alex. Smith (Horatio Webster), Malcolm Pretty (Abie
Stein), Greville Rowland (Thomas Skitterling), and Dave Macdonald (Whortley Camperdown).
The play was under the direction of Mrs. A. W. Ferguson, and
the success of the production was largely due to her efforts. She was
ably assisted by the various committees, the heads of which were:
Eileen Griffin (costumes), Cecilia Garesche (properties), John Billings (business manager), St. John Madeley (scenery), Jack Hamilton (transportation).
During May the cast will make its usual tour through the interior of British Columbia, where it is hoped "Rollo's Wild Oat" will
add to the prestige of the U. B. C. Players' Club.
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The English Rugby Club
S usual, the McKechnie Cup team started the season with only a
few of their regulars left. Graduation dwindled their ranks to
eight, leaving seven places or more to be filled. As a result they started
the season with practically a new team. However, under the able
coaching of Jack Tyrwhitt, they have been formed and moulded into
a perfectly working unit.
The club is to be congratulated on having obtained Jack Tyrwhitt
again for the Rugby year. At first it was thought that, owing to
heavy business responsibilities, Jack would be unable to give us his
services. In spite of it all, however, Jack has been turning out morning
and afternoon, rain or shine, with his team, and once more the Rugby
Club extends its heartiest thanks to the "Prince of Coaches." Jack
has won the respect and adrhiration of all the men who have trained
under him, and has been a great example of good sportsmanship for
everyone to follow.
Starting off weakly in the first few games, Varsity soon tightened
up, and the last three games of the season are an example of this, the
team scoring over a hundred points in the three games.
The only outside games played this year were the games against
Edmonton and Victoria. In the Edmonton game Varsity emerged
victorious, beating the visitors 8-6 It was in the Victoria game that
the McKechnie team showed its top form, swamping the heavier Victoria team to the tune of 20-3.
Varsity was unfortunate in the Miller Cup Series, finally losing
by a narrow margin. Varsity drew the heavier and more mature
teams in the first round, and, as a result, were beaten, but as soon as
the team began to whip into shape, they captured the next round easily. Owing to their defeat in the first round, Varsity, however, was
unable to gain the cup.
At the time of the "Totem" going to press, little information can
be given about either the McKechnie or the Tisdall Cup Series. The
severity of the weather in the beginning of the second term prevented
any games, and, as a result, the team will be playing play-offs for the
In the McKechnie Series, Varsity has sustained two losses at
the hands of Vancouver Rep. The New Year's game against Vancouver was a severe blow to Varsity. In spite of being a faster, better-
trained team, our men were unable to stand up against a heavier formation in the thick mud that covered the field. In spite of these difficulties, Varsity put up a great fight, but was finally beaten .6-3.
A win in both these series looks probable, and great hopes are
held for victory.
The team enjoyed two notable social functions this year. The
first in Victoria, during the Invasion, where they were entertained
royally at a banquet given in their honour, and the second, a banquet
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and theatre party, thanks to the kindness of the two Honorary Presidents, Dr. Sedgewick and Col. Wilkin. The club wishes to take this
opportunity to thank Dr. Sedgewick and Col. Wilkin for their kindness to the club during the past year, their valuable advice -and assistance, and the time which they have so graciously given to aid the
In regard to the success of the club as a whole, much of the credit
must go to Ralph Brown, our hard-working and efficient president.
Ralph has been untiring in his efforts to push the club forward to
Phil Willis—A star of many games, steady and reliable. A
rugged and determined player, Phil, has captained his team to a laudable success, and much credit is due to him for his handling of the first
team with both efficiency and generalship.
Graydon Ford—"Grayd" is predicted as the coming star fullback. He has a deadly tackle, a powerful kick, and an ability to outguess any opponent.
Roger Wilson—"Pooch," the "Bull of the Campus." The best,
fightingest forward in B. C.   A real good man.
Fraser—"Ken," a freshman who can't be put down. "Up and
at 'em" is his motto.
Sparks—"Sparky," the Father of the Flock. Debonair, cool,
but has a habit of hitting low and hard to the chagrin of many.
Player—Steady and reliable. The "Raven" has an enduring reputation from Victoria days.
Gaul—"Bobby" is the Captain of the Intermediates and a capable man on the Seniors.   Bobby has been hailed as Percy's playmate.
Noble—"Beau" or "Tiny". A graduate who, in spite of a desire for an M.A., still finds time to teach some of the younger ones
how to play. Has the record for the greatest number of tries scored
in one game.    (He scored 4 against Seaforths).
Phil Barratt—The Red-haired Frenzy, but cool and collected
when it comes to scoring a try. Phil's swerving runs are the envy
of all.
Bert Barratt—"Blondie," the key man of the team and the
most reliable man on the field.
Doug. McNeill—A newcomer to the McKechnie team, but a
man with lots of experience on the Senior Arts team of previous years.
Howard Cotterell—Has played his first year in Senior company with speedy brilliance. "Cott" deserves a lot of credit for his
work on the three-quarter line.
Alan Estabrook—The iron-jawed rock of Gibraltar. Hardworking, a hard tackier, and an aggressive player.
(Continued on Page One Hundred and Thirty-seven)
Page One Hundred and Thirty-one Intermediate English Rugby Team
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Boci Koto:   N.  Terry, J.   Chappell,  R.  Garner,   B.  Brown, E.   Burns,   B.  Griffin,  R.   A.   Pilkington
F. Perdue, B. Nixon
Middle Row: K. Martin, C. Shields, W. Brown, Bob Granger (coach), R. Gaul, T. H. Munn,
M.  Wood,  C  Cleveland
Front Row: J. Frost, C. Gillespie, E. Paulson, M.  Baker
P\URING the past season our Intermediate English Rugby team
has conducted a very successful campaign. They have suffered
only a single defeat, and that against the strong Rowing Club squad
before the team was properly organized. With this record to back
them up the players feel confident in assuring Alma Mater of adding
to her store of Silver Plates.
Much of the credit is due to the splendid coaching ability of our
famous Bob Granger, the team being extremely fortunate in obtaining him as trainer. Bob is now with Percy on his American Invasion,
and the players are anxious to have him return as soon as possible,
for they are keen to win that cup.
Once more Bob's enthusiasm, skill and patience, co-operating
with his high-stepping squad, have produced his usual success.
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Freshman English Rugby Team
Standing:  E.  Simpson  (inset),  C  McQuarrie,  D. 'Davidson,  H.   Detwiller,  G.  Weld,  G.   Ward,
G. Stead, C. McBride, F. Scott (inset)
Seated: A. Hizette, A. Young, K. Bower  (captain), F. Perdue, G. Hamlin
Centre:   C.   Bruce
A S usual, the Freshman Rugby team has responded to the coaching
of a former Varsity star, Bert Tupper, and has shown itself capable and efficient.
Arts '32 may well be proud of its "Frosh Team," for they have
trained hard, played well, and revealed a lot of talent that will certainly make McKechnie Cup material in future years. Under the guiding
hands of Bert Tupper, coach, and Ken Bower, captain, the team has
fought and won many a thrilling game. The Frosh were unlucky
during the first season in regard to casualties. Art Mercer, a promising player from University School, hurt his knee badly in the first
game, and was forced out for the rest of the season. Eric Simpson,
in a heroic effort to score, sustained a broken leg during a game
against the "Techs." Eric was out of University for several weeks,
but is now back again but will probably be out of action for some time.
A great deal of praise is due to the Frosh for their loyalty to the
game, their ability to sustain defeat and remain smiling, and their excellent sportsmanship. — Good work, Frosh!
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The Canadian Rugby Club
/CONCLUDING its first season in major sport standing, the Can-
^ adian Rugby Club has justified the expectations of its supporters
in the University. The end of November saw the curtain rung down
on Varsity's most prosperous and sensational season in the history
of the game on this coast, the Seaforth and Lipton Cups, emblematic
of provincial supremacy, being annexed for the second consecutive
In the "Big Four" Division, U. B. C. won their entire six games
by decisive scores against Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster. The team, and in fact the entire organization, has upheld
its reputation as the most active club on the campus and early morning turnouts were the inviolable rule. For an hour preceding lectures
the squad practised under the eyes of Dr. Gordon Burke and Norman
Burley, to whom sufficient credit cannot be given. Great strides were
taken in the direction of Canadian Intercollegiate sport in the staging
of a two-game series with the University of Alberta. Negotiations
were also carried on with McGill University with an exhibition series
during the Christmas holidays as the ultimate object, but financial
difficulties and complicating circumstances combined to make this impossible for the present. As a development of the Albertans' visit
the Western Canada Intercollegiate Football Union has made overtures to this University and it is expected that an affiliation will be
completed in the near future so that the University of B. C. will be
competing for the Hardy Cup in succeeding seasons.
In the Intermediate League the team has not met with any outstanding success as regards their actual games but in their capacity
as "scrub" team they were all that could be desired. Turning out
every morning with the Senior men,  they provided the opposition
Hess, of  Alberta Odium, of  U.B.C.
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Intermediate Canadian Rugby Team
Standing:   S.   Smith   (coach),   E.   Crawford   (half),   J.   Wrinch   (middle),   E.   North   (middle),
Dobson   (half),   Dr.   Burke   (coach),   O.   Camozzi   (coach),   A.   Campbell   (flying  wing),
V. Morrison (outside), E. Paulson  (half)
Sitting:   M.   Fougner   (half),   J.   Hall   (inside),   Moore   (middle),   C.   Donaldson   (half),   D.   Wilmot
(inside), W. Haggerty  (quarter), D. Wallace  (outside), G. Allan  (outside), Jestley   (snap),
W.   Selder   (quarter)
H. Ross (quarter), T. Brown (inside)
The Canadian Rugby Club
necessary in the training of a good team. After Chrismas the personnel of the team changed somewhat and the practices were given
over to the development of prospects for next year's "Big Four"
If the University can turn out each year a Senior aggregation
which reaches the standard set by 1928-29 team, seasons as successful and more so than the last can be expected. Captain Vic. Odium
has piloted the team through its most brilliant campaign and he is
responsible in no small way for the success of Canadian Rugby. As
a middle, Vic. is a marked man and he turned in consistently good
games. In the centre position Neil Watson and Sandy Smith officiated and flaws in their playing were seldom seen by the best of
critics. As guards the team of Wilf. Hall and Oliver Camozzi
composed the major part of the famous "stonewall." A sidelight on
this is the fact that Oliver has been picked to captain the "Big Four"
squad during 1929-30. Ross Jackson worked opposite Vic. Odium
as left tackle and his big blonde bucks were features of every game.
Campbell   Duncan,   Jack   Cummings and Lloyd Gillanders relieved
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each other on the ends and any two of them with Flying Wing Coleman formed a perfect trio on the kicks. Genial, easy-going Johnny
Coleman is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the team. The relentless
flying wing on the field cannot be identified with his familiar campus
personality. Probably the hardest tackier on the line-up, his unerring
eye is a byword with opposing full-backs. The stentorian voices
which are heard calling signals belong to Tommy Berto or Steve
Gittus and the presence of either man on the field is an assurance
that the team is being capably handled. Cokie Shields, Gavin Dirom,
Blair Dickson and Charlie Wentworth form what is probably the
fastest backfield in Western Canada. Shields' scintillating kicking
and Wentworth with his brilliant bursts of speed around the ends are
eagerly watched by the crowds. Fred Grauer was behind most of
the bucks in this last season and his gains were large and regular.
Harold Streight, forsaking basketball for his first love, was unfortunately injured in his first tangle with Vancouver but showed up
to his usual good advantage. Harold Cliffe and Denis Pearce did
their duty ably as relief guards.
Carrying on Max Cameron's work as president and general
manager of the Club, Wilmer Haggerty, protege of the unforgettable Max, was the hardest worker of them all, on the field or off.
The English Rugby Club
(Continued from Page One Hundred and Thirty-one)
Bill Locke—Locke, the "Yale-bird," doesn't let a thing get past
him. The best broken field runner on the team and is always seen to
advantage in every play.
Ralph Farris—Reliable and efficient. Owns a fast pair of legs
and a powerful tackle.
Foerester—Fred is a clever worker in the forwards and has
shown his worth in many games.
Art. Fell—Art, on the three's, is a terror to all the opposition.
A tricky swerve, combined with a wonderful fast pair of legs, make
Art. a sure scorer every time.
Mason—A calm devil who fights when he wants to. A good
hook and an all-round forward.
Murray—Bud leads the forwards. His game is steady and
sure.    A reliable man.
Nixon—A new man on the team, and a good one. Nixon is giving the regulars a hard fight for position and is certainly a sure bet for
1930's stars.
Alpen—A track man that likes rugby for training. Bob is a
hard-worker and a fighter.
Page One Hundred and Thirty-seven The Soccer Club
Back Row: E. Roberts, G. King, N. Newall
3rd Row: H. Wright, A. England, S. Duffell, D. Allan, M. F. McGregor, Dr. 0. J. Todd, D. Partridge
2nd Row:  E. Thain, D. Pollock, C. Smith, C. Miles, B. 0. Wright, T. Chalmers, T.  Sanderson
1st Row: A. McKellar, C. Yollands
HPHE Soccer Club this year entered two teams; one in the Vancou-
*■ ver and District League and one in the Junior Alliance. The
second division team was forced to disband after Christmas owing
to injuries and the departure of several men from Varsity. The
Junior Alliance eleven has since been materially strengthened by the
addition of several of the former senior players. With the help of
the latter the Junior team has not lost a game this term up to the
time of writing.
The officers of the club elected at the final- meeting last year
were: Honorary President, Dr. O. J. Todd; President, D. Allan;
Secretary-Treasurer, Alan Todd; Manager, Stanley Duffell. Owing
to the absence of Alan Todd from Varsity this term Malcolm McGregor was elected Secretary-Treasurer in his place.
The personnel of the team is as follows:
Wee McGregor, Goal—Secretary-Treasurer, a hard worker
and worthy of his place in the team.
Ernie Roberts, Right Back—The terror of all opposing forwards. (Continued)
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The Soccer Club
Cy. Smith, Left Back—Noted for his dashing methods.
Don Allan, Full Back—A hardworking president. Out of the
game now owing to injuries.
Gray King, Right Back—His first year with the club and is a
valuable acquisition.
Nat. Newall, Centre Half—A veteran of the team and he plays
like one.
Chet. Miles, Captain and Left Half—A hard man to beat.
Bunny Wright, Outside Right—The fastest man on the team,
also possesses a wicked shot.
Doug. Partridge, Inside Right—A tricky man when on form.
Tommy Chalmers, Centre Forward—The goal scorer of the
Andy McKellar, Inside Left—Holds his place despite a lack
of much needed weight.
Art. England, Outside Left—The wild man of the team.
Famous for his post mortems.
Sanderson, Thain, Yollands, H. Wright and Pollock,
Reserves—Very steady and reliable.
Stan. Duffell, Manager—Hardest working man in the club.
Has done a great deal in keeping the club alive.
Dr. O. J. Todd, Honorary President—Always shows an active
interest in the club and turns out to all the games.
Although the team did not make an auspicious start the boys
are to be complimented on their sportmanship and willingness, turning out week after week in the face of adverse conditions. Despite
the latter a full team was fielded each week and not a game was defaulted.
Page  One Hundred and  Thirty-nine The Boat Club
G. Meredith (cox), C. Madsen (stroke), R. Strain, I. Morrison, A. Roray, W. MacDonald, N. Macey,
P. Phillips, W. Curry  (bow), H.  Kostman  (spare)
'"THE Boat Club started the season with only four of its old first
VIII. and a large crowd of novices eager to learn. From this
material it has developed, thanks to the coaching of John Oliver (an
old Varsity oar)  two crews which are a credit to the University.
The thirty novices, together with a few of the old oars, made up
a membership which was double that of any previous year, and if the
size of the turn-out is any criterion, rowing is the most popular of the
minor sports.
There have been two important innovations made in the Club's
activities. The first of these is the introduction of inter-faculty competition in rowing. The first Arts-Science race was held on a cold
rainy afternoon last November, when the Arts IV., composed of R.
Tolmie, I. Morrison, A. Roray and L. Mallory beat the Science IV. by
three lengths over a half-mile course. It is hoped that some generous
donor will give a cup for annual competition for this event.
The second innovation is the Novice Regatta, which it is hoped
will be a yearly event. Its purpose is to provide competition and racing experience to the new oars which they could not otherwise get. The
business of this regatta was ably handled by Frank Buckland.
The executive was composed as follows: Honorary President,
Professor H. T. Logan; President, Walter MacDonald; Vice-President, Kenneth Thurston; Secretary, Arthur Madeley; Treasurer,
William Curry; Captain of Boats, Reginald Wilson; and Vice-Captain, Robert Strain.
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Ice Hockey
5-tomiinflr: H. Thorne, D. Mathews, W. Selder, A. Pike
Sitting: I. Smith, E. Carswell, C Willis, L. Callan, P. Simonds
THHIS year the University  was   represented  by  one   team   in   the
Vancouver City Amateur Ice Hockey League, Junior Series.
It was comprised practically of out-of-town player—men who
learned to play hockey in other parts of the Dominion.
Ernie Carswell, from Regina, who has been the Captain and
the Centre of the team is rated as the league's most outstanding
player.    Secretary of the club.
Clarence Willis, Goaltender, who was formerly from Scott
Collegiate Institue, Regina.
Harry Thorne, Left Wing, came to B. C. from Calgary.
Considering that this is his first season on skates for two years he
did remarkably well and is a coming star.
Peter Simonds, utility, learned his hockey in Camp Borden,
Ontario. Bert Pike, utility, also learned his hockey in northern
Ontario and Manitoba.
Irving Smith and Larry Callan came to B. C. from Alberta.
They are two of the team's most outstanding men.
Don Mathews also comes from Alberta and plays a nice game
on Left Wing.
Andsley Rhodes, who partners Callen on defense, is absent
from the picture. He is the tallest player in the Junior league—and
his swerving tactics are a constant worry to opposing players.
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Varsity (Senior) Grass Hockey Team
Standing:  B. D'hami, M. DesBrisay, J. Craster, S. Clarke, S. Semple
Seated: S. Preston, H. Bischoff, O. Richmond
Men's Grass Hockey Club
/~\WING to the return of most of last year's Grass Hockey team
^^ and to a large number of fresh recruits, the Men's Grass Hockey
Club has had one of the best seasons that it has ever enjoyed.
The two teams, "Varsity" and "U. B. C", entered in the Lower
Mainland League, have, considering their lack of experience as compared with their opponents, more than held their own. The Varsity
team has lost one game and tied two. The U. B. C. has lost three
closely fought games. A team is being entered in the knock-out competition for the O. B. Allen Cup and there is every chance that Varsity will win this cup. A team was sent to play the Victoria Rep. team
at Christmas and only succumbed after a hard battle.
The club has been fortunate this year in obtaining the use of a
park on Wednesday afternoons, and also the voluntary service of
Mr. Bushel as coach. Much of the success of the players is due to
the coaching and advice of Mr. Bushel. (Continued)
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U. B. C. Grass Hockey Team
Standing: S. Digl, J. Hammct
Seated:  A.  Armstrong,  R.  Unsworth,   P.   Grossman,  R.   Hornby,   H.   Richmond
Men's Grass Hockey Club
It is said that a Varsity Graduate team may be formed by next
term, under the guidance of Sid. Clark, an old Varsity star. A good
deal of the success of the Varsity teams may be attributed to the work
of Mr. Logan who has shown great interest both in the Grass Hockey
Association of the City and the University Grass Hockey Club.
This year's executive was as follows: Honorary President, Professor F. G. C. Wood; President, O. Richmond; Vice-President, S.
Preston; Secretary, S. V. Clarke; Captains, "Varsity" G. H. Lee,
"U. B. C." P. Grossman.
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The Boxing Club
Seoied (left to right): H. Cliffe, R. Jackson, J. Tough
Standing:  C.  Woodbury   (manager), J.  Plant,  C.  Parker
T^HE Boxing Club is beginning its first active year since '27 when
■^ the team went down to defeat against the Washington "Huskies."
In the past year they have been building up a smaller and stronger
team to meet the strong opposition in this province and in Washington.
The team has had two tilts with Victoria boxers and several
more with the V.A.C., not to mention the regular series of bouts arranged for the annual Arts smoker.
Cliff Parker is one of the new men on the team and he will be
Varsity's white hope in the light-weight class. He is one of the
hardest hitting men that Sid Walters has ever coached.
Harold Cliffe is building up a reputation for himself in the light-
heavy class. He recently beat the best that Victoria could offer. His
long arms coupled with a powerful punch make him a dangerous
Ross Jackson is an old regular on the team. He lost the decision
in Washington two years ago after a gory four-round battle.
Plant is an old pug too, continually fighting with the amateur
middle-weights in his home town, Victoria. He bores into his man
and is not afraid to exchange everything but the timekeeper's mallet.
Jimmy Tough is a new man, he works hard and will have a good
chance against other prospects in the light-weight division.
Charlie Woodbury, who is managing the team and planning
revenge against the U. of W.
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The Mamooks
Standing: C Horwood, Jack Whalen
Seated: D. MacDonald, J. MacDonald, Betty Moore, E. Vance
'"THE Mamooks, which is Siwash for "Plenty of Pep and How," was
A formed at the beginning of the year for the purpose of trying
to instil that thing which is commonly known as "College Spirit" into
the students of the Varsity. The. president, Earl Vance, and the
vice-president, Betty Moore, were chosen by the Junior Member, Doug.
Macdonald, while the other Mamooks were chosen because they were
known to be live wires and good workers. The only way to judge
the success of any club, however, is to see what has been accomplished.
The Mamooks' first task was to superintend the Homecoming
celebrations, especially Theatre Night, and those who saw the performance on that evening will testify that their work was well done.
Then there were the Pep Meetings to look after, probably the most
successful of these was the appearance of Jackie Souders of the
Strand Theatre, who entertained us for an exotic half hour. The
Pep Meetings have been of a higher class than those of some former
years. The Mamooks have had Yell-Leaders at all athletic games
of any importance and in some cases a song leader too. Earl Vance
was in charge of the Sophomores who administered the initiation to
the children (Frosh) and from the Sophomores' standpoint it was a
huge success.
It is hoped that with their increased scope of activity the Mamooks
will continue to fill a very important position on the campus.
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The Track Club
Standing: D. Carey, W. Brown, W. Thornber, G.  Shields, J. Chappell, W.  Selby, N. Terry
Seated: R. Gaul, B. Roberts, J. Dunn, A. Fell, T. Burgess, G.  Dirom, R. Alpen
'"PHE University Track Club, one of the liveliest organizations on
the Campus, has long been famous for its progressive policy and
now it is well on the way to consolidate its position as the most ambitious club in existence at the University. The club has planned to
hold the Inter-Class Track meet at the Varsity Oval and to hold the
only Inter-Collegiate meet this year on the same grounds. The College of Puget Sound, long successful opponents of the U. B. C. stalwarts, will provide the opposition on March 23rd. The Inter-class
meet will be held on March 13th.
Under the leadership of Art. Fell the club had arranged for an
indoor meet with the local Y. M. C. A. before Christmas but the "Y"
was unable to compete on the specified dates so the idea of the meet
was abandoned. The big disappointment of the year, however, was
the news from Washington, that the annual Varsity trip to Washington would not take place owing to a dual meet with the University of
California being held on the appointed date for the U. B. C. meet.
In spite of these misfortunes the Executive has not been discouraged and has proceeded with what plans it had left, and there is
little doubt in the minds of enthusiasts that the two meets scheduled
for March will both have unqualified success.
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Back Row: W. Thornber, T. Hay, J. Craster
Front Row: W. Locke, T. Hadwin, W. Selby, A. MacDonald, R. Workman
The Fencing Club
T TNDER the direction of Lt. G. de Merveux the members of the
club combined with the B. C. Sword Club to get some practice
this fall. Although the membership is very small the club is well
established and with the completion of the campus gymnasium we
expect the addition of more beginners. The University of Washington wish for an inter-collegiate competition and, although we cannot send a full team we hope to arrange for some men's and women's
bouts in the fall as it was found impossible to go this spring. A
cup has been offered by Mr. Keenleyside for competition within the
club and there have been several practice meets with sabres as well
as foils.
Last year, at the starting of the club, Mr. Logan consented to
be our Honorary President. We are very grateful for his interest in the young institution. Presidents, I. Keenleyside, John Coleman;
Vice-President, V. Rendell; Secretary-Treasurer, A. Conklin.
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The Men's Basketball Club
'"PHE Men's Basketball Club this year has had rather an unfortun-
*■ ate series of incidents. Nothing looked more auspicious than the
array of players that gathered together at the first of the season.
Three teams were entered in the Senior "A," Senior "B," and Intermediate "B" divisions. Too few players under the age of eighteen
years prevented a fourth team being entered in the Intermediate "B"
Under the able direction of Coach Jack Cole and Manager Elgin
Cummings the teams had been beaten into first-class shape by the
start of the season. Up to Christmas, the results came fully up to
our high expectations. The Senior "A" team went through the first
half of the schedule of six games without suffering a loss. The
second team lost one very close game only, to the St. Andrew's Excelsior, and the Intermediate "A" team made a very creditable showing.
As a consequence of the Christmas Exams., and unexpected injuries, the Senior "A" men lost six players, and the Senior "B" three.
In spite of this set-back the Club has decided to stay in the running,
and although at this date, they are not having the same success as
at the beginning of the season, they are continuing to fight with utmost zeal and sportsmanship. We hope that next year circumstances
will not be so unfortunate and that the Basketball Club resumes the
;f   place of eminence it held last season.
The club executive is constituted as follows: President, Howard
Nicholson; Vice-President, Don. Horton; Secretary-Treasurer, Laurie
Senior "A" Basketball
TpHE lineup at the first of the year of this team looked fully as good
A as last year's Western Canada Championship team. Mayers
(Captain), Henderson, Paulson, McEwen, McDonald and Straight
were back from the old team, better than ever. Horton and Akerley
were taken up, and rapidly showed class A calibre.
Owing to unforeseen perversities the excellence of this line-up
was somewhat marred. Mayers, McEwen and Horton left college;
Straight hurt his knee and could not play, and Henderson suffered
from a bad ankle. A rapid reorganization was necessary and members were brought up from the Senior "B" teams to fill the gap.
The First team is at present constituted as follows: McDonald,
Chapman and Dunbar, guards; L. Nicholson, centre; Paulson (Captain), Akerley, Williams, Root, forwards. This team, although not
being as fortunate as the team first constituted, is making an admirable showing, and deserves great credit for fighting against the handicap under which it is working.
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Senior "B" Basketball
C Lee, R. Chapman, R. Dunbar, G. Root, L. Williams, W. Plommer, L. Nicholson
"W"ARSITY Senior "B" basketers acquitted themselves very well
" this year and in spite of an unusual amount of hard luck managed to finish in second place.
In February the team journeyed to Powell River where they
took on the best in basketball talent that the Paper Town had to offer.    Out of four games Varsity won three.
Cyril Lee—"Cy," who plays a heady game at guard, is not,
however, confined to that position for he has proved that he can
function equally well at forward.
Robbie Chapman—The hustling skipper of the squad, played
an aggressive game at guard all season.  Shoots well and checks hard.
Ross Dunbar—Ross, who plays at guard, usually holds his man
scoreless by his close-checking tactics.
Gordy Root—Gordy has developed into a sparkling forward.
Lloyd Williams—Lloyd joined the team after Christmas at
forward and soon became a consistent point-getter.
Bill Plommer—The veteran of the squad, having played Senior "B" last year.    Bill performs at either guard or centre.
Laurie Nicholson—Playing either centre or forward, Laurie
has turned in consistently good games all season.
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Intermediate "A" Men's Basketball
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Standing:  H.   Chodat,  A.   Cook,  Bill  Young
Seated:  H.  MacDonald,  A.  Gill,  T.  Ogawa
HPHE Intermediate team suffered the loss of practically half its play-
ers at Christmas. More players were then enrolled and the team
was able to continue in the league. The coach, Elgin Cummings, was
called away and the team was left to reorganize and to take care of
itself. Notwithstanding all this, there was no want of enthusiasm.
At centre, Chodat played his best, with Young as relief. MacDonald, Ogawa and Cooke played the forward line, working well together in all the games. MacDonald held the high score average for
the team. The guard line was held by Johnston and Gill, with Anderson filling in when necessary. Johnston had dropped back after
the reorganizing, having played the forward position for the first
half of the schedule.
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Seni^^fA" Basketball
Standing: J. Whyte, A. Henderson, F. Carlisle
Seated: M. Campbell, M. Lanning, R. Tingley, T. Mahon, C Menten, R. Harris
'"THERE were but three teams entered in the Senior "A" division
-*■ this year — Varsity, Meralomas, and V. A. C. Felixes. The teams
were of fairly equal calibre.
Due to the higher level of basketball throughout the leagues,
Varsity's team, which was practically the same as that which won the
B. C. Championship last year was only able to place second, losing out
to the Meralomas by one game.
The success of the team, both last year and this, is due to the
able coaching of Arnold Henderson and to the co-operation of the
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Senior '!W Basketball
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Standing: M. Watson, H. Maguire, E. Hardy, C. Mercer
Seated: K. Kidd, L. Tourtelotte, M.  Crawford
TJTANDICAPPED as it has been by poor turnouts, no steady coach-
A ing, and the illness of many of the players, the Senior "B" team
has dropped quite a few games in an exceptionally large league. A
team was sent over on the Victoria Invasion but, being unaccustomed
to playing on a slippery floor and lacking substitutes, lost out by a
few points. Ella Hardy, "Billy" Watson and "Mickey" Crawford,
as guards, have improved steadily since the beginning of the season.
Helen Maguire filled the pivot position until Christmas when she was
unable to continue on account of a sprained ankle. Her place here
was taken by Clara Mercer who filled it admirably. Lois Tourtellotte and Kay Kidd at forward netted baskets consistently.
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The Swimming Club
Sort Row: F. Penwell (coach), R. Wilson, G. Baker, R. Wilson, M. Moloney, D. Tyrman, R. Baker
Front Row:  M. Fletcher, M. Peel, M.  Carter, B.  Buckland, M.  Shelly, M. Ross,  R.  Tingley
V\7E have been most fortunate in securing coaches this year. Mr.
** James Hill, Intercollegiate champion of the United States, acting as swimming instructor, and Dr. Frank Penwill, former university diver looking after the "board" work. Under their able guidance some excellent material has been developed.
An ambitious and highly successful programme of galas has
been carried on during the year, commencing with the interclass meet
in the fall term for the Allan and Boultbee challenge trophy, which
was won by the Arts '29-'30 team.   During the Victoria Invasion a
(Continued on Page One Hundred  and  Fifty-nine)
Back Row:  D. Tyrman, G. Baker, F. Penwell, R.  Wilson, R.  Wilson
Front Row: M. Peel, M. Carter, M. Moloney, R. Tingley
Page One Hundred and Fifty-five Women's Grass Hockey "A" Team
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Standing: M. McMurray, N. Mellesh, A. van Vooght, M. McKay, C. Sellars, A.  Hicks
Seated:   G.   Idiens,   M.   Harvie,   E.   Cruise,  J.   Salter,  M.   McDonald
The Women's Grass Hockey Club
"PIRST and foremost,  the Women's Grass Hockey team has won
two games. Of these the game with Victoria College, during
the recent "Invasion," brought the most glory to the club. Besides
these decisive victories, ties with two of the strongest teams in the
league ought to be recorded. The success of this year was largely
due to the exceptional interest taken by the new students.
Under the capable leadership of Muriel Harvie, president of
the club, and Marjorie McKay, who should be called 'the man behind the guns,' a senior team was entered in a league and won high
standing. The second team, although not playing in a regular series,
succeeded in carrying off the honours at several exhibition games.
The chief scorers for the year were Muriel Harvie and Gladys
Idiens. They were well assisted by an unusually strong defense,
among whom Angela Van Vooght is worthy of note.
The biggest event of the year, however, came with the raising
of Grass Hockey from a sub-minor to a minor standing.    This was
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Standing: E. Cruise,  M. Finch, G.  Humphries, M.  Harvie,  E.  Halley, A.  Healey
Seated: B. Mcintosh, M. Campbell, M. Moscrop, D. Wilkie, S. Wilkie
an accomplishment which will undoubtedly add to the interest taken
in this particular sport.
The executive for the year was as follows: Honorary President,
Mrs. Paul Boving; President, Muriel Harvie; Vice-President, Evelyn
Cruise; Secretary, Jean Salter; Curator, Mabel McDonald.
The Women's Gymnasium Club
'"THIS year the Gymnasium Club has carried out a very successful
•*• programme. Every Thursday afternoon about forty girls spent
an hour in physical exercise under the excellent instruction of Miss
Hayes. Their work consisted chiefly of floor exercises and folk
dancing, followed with many interesting games. Owing to the intensive interest shown by the girls they have planned to compete in the
annual Y. W. C. A. display. This is the first time a Varsity team
has entered into competition with local gymnasium clubs. The officers
for 1928-29 were: President, Donnie McRae; Vice-President, Ella St.
Pierre; Secretary-Treasurer, Ruth McKee.
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The Badminton Club
Standing: J.  D.  Gould, M.  Lyle, V.  Fernie
Seated: J. Russel, N. Solly  (president), J. Sparks, E. Eddy, H. Matheson
TTIE Badminton Club has had a very successful year considering
■*■ the adverse conditions under which the members practised. The
hours of play have been short and four courts at the disposal of
about sixty players, twice a week gives little chance for good hard
The executive for the past year has been: Honorary President,
Mr. John Allardyce; Honorary Vice-President, Mr. H. R. Partington;
President, Nic. Solly; Vice-President, Esther Eddy; Secretary-Treasurer, Jack Sparks.
This year two teams were again entered in the Vancouver and
District League, one in the "A" Division and the other in the "Ci"
Division. The second team has had only one of its last year's members and has been playing valiantly under weakened conditions. Players of the second team were Irene Ramage, Ellen Gleed, Frances
Reynolds, Olwin Thomas, N. Gold, A. Wrinch, R. Patten and A.
The "A" team, as usual, lost some of its players through graduation, but others were eager to fill their places. The team consisted
of Helen Matheson, Esther Eddy, Margaret Lyle, Jean Russell, Nic.
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The Badminton Club
Solly, Jack Sparks, Vacy Fernie, I. Holmes and J. D. Gould.
Helen Matheson   is   playing  even better this year than last.
Esther Eddy is the most dependable girl on the team and when
she and Helen get together in the Ladies' Doubles any other team has
to watch its shots.
Jean Russell, a former Crofton House star, has strengthened
the team considerably. She has a wonderful smash and with more
practice she would develop into one of the strongest players in Vancouver.
Margaret Lyle is probably the most versatile player among
the girls. Her play at net is excellent and she can ably take care of
her own side in a Ladies' Double.
Nic. Solly is our strongest player, having a practically perfect
smash. He is a good Singles performer and makes use of many
tricky net shots. »
Jack Sparks is our strongest Mixed Doubles player.   His spe^
cial abilities are picking up smashes and being able to cover his partner
whenever necessary.
Vacy Fernie, second team man of last year, has net shots par
Terence Holmes and J. D. Gould, both new men on the team,
have acquitted themselves well.
The "A" team went over with the Victoria Invasion and succeeded in defeating two Victoria teams. They also defeated a picked
team at Chilliwack. This was their first visit to the Valley Town
and they hope to make it an annual event.
The Swimming Club
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gala was held with the combined Y.W. and Y.M.C.A. teams. After
a thrilling battle we were edged out in the last race by a narrow
A team of five men and four women made the annual trip to
the Banff Winter Carnival, where they succeeded in carrying off the
majority of points in the senior events. They won Alberta championships in both men's and women's fifties and made the highest point
score of any team at the Carnival.
The executive of the club was as follows: Honorary President, Dr. McDonald; President, Gordon Baker; Vice-President,
Betty Buckland; Secretary, Mamie Moloney; Treasurer, Russell
Baker; Sub-Treasurer, Margaret Shelley.
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HPHE past year has been a very
successful one for the club.
There have been few long hikes
this season, the time being spent
in constructing a new cabin adjoining the old one. The large
increase in membership made it
necessary and the preponderance
of Science men made it possible.
The major activity after the arrival of the snow was skiing; the
many new members making their
debut in the popular winter pastime. The list of social functions
was headed by a theatre party,
a somewhat burnt or Arts '29
variety, being held to decide upon
The executive consisted of:
President, Tim Stanley; Vice-
President, Helen Sutherland;
Marshal, Burt Carpenter; Archivist, George  Evans,
Page  One  Hundred  and  Sixty uterary\
"CATHER GOMEZ, perched on his little mule, ambled slowly down
the road that led from his Church at the top of the hill to the little
village of Tlaxcoapan in the valley below. It was a Wednesday morning, for he always came down on Wednesdays with a load of fruit to
sell in the market in the plaza. Halfway down the narrow winding
road he met a man hurrying up the hill on foot. He was a peon, who
owned a small hacienda on the outskirts of the town.
"God be with you Miguel," said the priest. "How are things in
the village?"
"Bad, Padre, very bad. I pray you do not go there to-day. Your
very life is in danger, and I have come to warn you. The federal
troops have been in the village all night, and I overheard two soldiers
conversing in the plaza and they said that they would be quartered
at the church of San Cristobal to-night. That is your church, padre.
Come away, while there is yet time."
"What have I to fear from these federalists? I am doing my
duty in the sight of God." And Father Gomez sat up very straight
in his saddle and proudly buttoned his brown cassock across his chest.
"Why would they harm me? I will not close my church up because
of these heretics. Why should they not leave me to say my daily mass
and to teach the children to say their Aves to the Virgin?"
"But Padre, you cannot get into the town, it is guarded. The
soldiers are in an ugly mood. Last night they camped in the plaza
and the women all fled, so to-day they are angry. They will blame
you if you go down." And the peon caught hold of the bridle of
Father Gomez' mule.
"Peace, Miguel, I do but my duty," said the old priest gazing
down at the dark upturned face.
"But it is rumoured that the Capitano has a signed order with
him to close the churches and arrest the priests who resist. Padre,"
said the peon changing his tone and resting a hand on Father Gomez'
knee, "Padre, think! What would we do, we poor sinners in the valley
do, if you were killed?   Consider in God's name."
At this Father Gomez turned slightly in his saddle and gazed
sadly down through the blue haze of the valley to the little village
so white and sparkling on the dusty plain below. No, it was too bitter a thought to give up his work after years of toil amongst these
people. How could this man, who was only a peon after all, understand such things? It could not be expected of him. No, his place
was among these people, even if he must die for it. And as he turned
these thoughts over in his mind his eyes rested on the little square of
green surrounded by white adobes which marked the plaza, and occasionally the arms of the soldiers far below would flash in the sunlight,
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and the sight made him start as if the flash was a steel blade that
pierced him. For years now he had worked quietly and undisturbed
amongst his flock. And was it to end thus, in banishment and imprisonment ? He recalled Miguel at his side and turned to him: "You would
not have me flee as a coward. No, I will ride down to the market
place as a leader of my people, and the Capitano will know that at
least there is one priest in Mexico whose Church is more to him
than his very life."
"I tell you Padre, it is impossible to resist. The whole state of
Hidalgo is filled with troops and the churches have all been closed for
the past six months. The Abbe of Santa Domingo in Loreto was
imprisoned for refusing to close his church and even in the Capital
the Cathedral and churches are closed. We must bow to the inevitable.   It is the will of God.
"Yesterday I was riding into town from my hacienda when I
met Fransisco Gonzales also going my way, and we rode in together.
He told me that in Jacala, the next town down the valley, that on
Sunday the people rose1 in a body and protested, but the Capitano
seized the leaders and shot them. And even as he told me this I
looked over my shoulder and far down the valley I saw a cloud of
dust. So we hurried to the plaza and told the news; and before an
hour had passed the troops had entered the town, and, por Dios,
Padre, it was the very same capitano that Fransisco told me had
shot the people in Jacala.   We cannot hope for mercy."
All the while Father Gomez sat hunched on his little mule gazing
down into the valley. His eyes were riveted on a little cloud of dust
far down on the roadway that led to the foot of the hill. The cloud
of dust moved slowly and occasionally flashes of sunlight like sparks
came from it. He knew what that was. It was the sun shining on
the guns of some soldiers. They were coming up to seize his church,
to seize him. Father Gomez thought rapidly. It would take the troops
at least an hour to reach the top of the hill. He glanced at Miguel,
but the peon had noticed nothing, he was engrossed in his tale.
The old priest suddenly straightened himself: "Come Miguel,
let us return to the church, I have work for you." And turning his
mule about he ambled up the hill, the peon striding along at his side.
Finally they reached the top of the hill and came in sight of the church.
Grey and mellow in the morning light it towered above a grove of
billowy acacias and cypress trees. From the height, the valley could
be seen winding into the blue haze of the distance and on the other
side Ixtaccihuatl raised its peak of gleaming snow into a cloudless
sky. A breeze rippled the tall grass around the church. But Father
Gomez noticed none of these things.
"You will remain here," he said, and as Miguel protested he held
up his thin, worn palm. "No, no, my friend, you cannot risk your life.
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You have your wife and family to think of. As for me, my church
is all that matters; besides there is your hacienda. You must stay to
look after that."
As he turned his mule about he held out his hand towards
Miguel. "My friend I have one last thing to ask you. Remain here
and ring the noon siesta for me while I am in the village. I will sell
my fruit in the plaza and listen to the talk. God be with you, Miguel.
And do not forget, on the stroke of noon ring the bells in the north
tower.   It lacks but an hour."
"But you will return, padre," said the peon, now half-weeping.
"Quien sabe, Miguel.   I am doing my duty.   Adios, amigo."
With these words Father Gomez road slowly round the bend in
the road. The breeze that was blowing quite strongly blew in his
face as he descended, and raised the sides of his hood from his lean
brown face. He looked neither to left nor right but gazed steadily
down the roadway between the long grey ears of his mount. As he
came to the part of the road that circled the edge of the cliff above
the town he turned and gazed at it sadly, as he had done an hour before when he met Miguel, and his lips moved slightly.
Father Gomez rode on. The mule seemed tired, but what matter, so was he . . . The people would be in need this harvest, the locusts
had been; so bad . . . He was glad he had swept the church out that
morning. It looked very nice with the new candlesticks. If only he
had some new .... But how the ground trembled, and the dust . . .
It looked as if some one was coming up the road, but perhaps it was
only the wind raising the dust.
The cavalcade rode hard, with the Capitano at its head flashing
his sword. Up, up they climbed towards the towering grey church at
the top of the hill. Round one of the bends in the road they came
suddenly upon a slight brown figure riding a mule. The rider did
not draw aside but rode on slowly, his head lifted high towards the
oncoming horsemen. They met, there was a flash of the capitano's
sword, a slight slowing-up in the pace of the horses, then the cavalcade
passed on in a cloud of yellow dust up the cactus bordered track. Behind them in the middle of the road was a little brown heap on which
the eddying dust slowly settled.
Below came the voice of a child singing, and soon round the bend
skipped a small boy. At the sight of the brown figure in the road
the boy stopped. "Good morning, Padre," the child said, "why do
you lie in the road to gaze at the blue sky?"
Then the child came nearer and said: "Get up, Padre, and tell
me a story as you promised."   But Father Gomez did not speak, and
Page  One  Hundred  and  Sixty-four s*i^'-'<'::
the child saw that the tears which glistened in his eyes and ran down
one cheek were red; and in fright the child turned and ran down the
road away from the still brown heap.
A sultry breeze blew little eddies of dust down the road and the
cactus on the road side rattled slightly. From the church on the hilltop came the sound of bells ringing the noon siesta, and from the
fields far below in the valley came faint shouts as the workers called
one another to rest.
—Laurence R. Meredith.
SEE him painting Chinese characters
A Upon a parchment scroll, or, rod in hand,
Constructing figures in the Grecian sand,
Or fathoming the tablets of the Kmers.
I see him scorned by worldly men who jeer,
Yet writing in his monastery cell,
One fragment of the endless tale to tell
Of mankind's pageantry of sojourn here.
The scholar saves the vital embers strown
Through dying ashes of each dying age
To feed the flame of culture in his own.
He must a war with human torpor wage —
Preserve, discover, teach, and help increase
The knowledge of the race, lest progress cease.
—Ronald Grantham.
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T)ITY late Autumn, with her tarnished gold
■*•    And flaunting red of leaves, for she is old.
Her splendid days of rich maturity
Have passed with flying banners, gay and bold;
And Autumn, like an empty, littered, street
Down which, an hour ago, a pageant rolled,
Dreams in thin sunlight, with futility;
Deserted, haggard, echoing of feet
Now silent; with forgotten trifles strewn.
So Autumn, with her broken dreams of June.
Soon she will put aside her futile wiles,
Her mirthless simpering and painted smiles;
No more the russet withering vines will cling
To barren walls that knew the wealth of Spring;
At last in settled sadness she will fall,
Like an old woman, huddling in her shawl
Of warm thick acrid smoke from burning leaves,—
'Tis only by her eyes you know she grieves.
Betty Moore.
^\UT of the darkness
^ Redolent of pine and cedar
And misty with the bitter smoke of camp-fires—
Out of the darkness '
Into the tiny circle of lamp-light,
Come the Moths, madly dancing.
And they exult, wings beating—
Exult in the flame-points
That, burning intensely
Are hearts of mystery.
The Moths dance and whirl
Tuning themselves to the rhythm of the flames
That flicker in the lamps.
Wilder is the tempo—
Whirling, darting, dancing,—
Till the Moths choose to know the mystery;
And the bitter smoke of the camp-fires
Drifts wraith-like,— a shroud of their passing.
Betty Moore.
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"ATLANTIC City and Joe! Atlantic City and Joe!" She bustled
■^ about the living room setting things in order and humming to
herself.   "Atlantic City and Joe!"   "Atlantic City and Joe!"
The words whirled round and round in her head. A chair straightened here, some papers stacked there. "Joe — Atlantic City — Joe!"
A quarter to six. He would soon be home, roaring for his dinner.
She smiled approvingly at herself in a gilt-framed mirror. How well
she looked to-night! She would be very sweet to him this evening,
because it was for the last time. Everything would work out perfectly. There was no possibility of a slip. Poor Harry! To-morrow
his friends would read of his suicide—something like this: 'HARRY
Harry J. Warner, for years one of the city's leading business men,
committed suicide at his home here last night. Mr. Warner had been
suffering from ill health for some time. Just after dinner last evening, while Mrs. Warner was telephoning, the maid found him dead
at the table with a bottle of poison by his coffee cup. Mrs. Warner
was summoned at once. The shock proved too much for her. She
admitted later that her husband had been worrying about his health,
but she had no idea he contemplated so drastic a step. She will leave
for Atlantic City directly after the funeral, which will be held ....
The late Mr. Warner . . . .'
Yes, nothing could possibly go wrong. Mrs. Harkness, next
door, would tell her friends that Mrs. Warner had confided to her
how worried she was about Harry's health and how strangely he had
been acting. Mary the maid, would have a similar tale for her friends
and would go into intimate details. She would unfold a graphic account of that last dinner — how over-emphatically he had insisted he
was all right in reply to her anxious questions, how she had left him
to finish his coffee while she went to 'phone Monday's order to the
grocery, how she, Mary, had made the horrible discovery, and so on
.... and she had made the poison herself out of ingredients purchased
in different cities over a long period .... certainly, nothing could go
"Hello, Sally!"
In he lumbered, the fat old fool,, tracking snow through the hall.
She pretended not to notice it.
"Hello, dear," she replied glibly. "My, but you look cold. Give
me your hat."
He kissed her heartily and began to struggle out of his great coat
—always a ponderous operation.
"Cold, cold, very cold," he mumbled.    "Dinner ready?"
The question was asked in a challenging tone. She meekly replied:
"Yes, dear, just waiting for you."
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They sat down to dinner—to the last dinner. Mary brought in
the soup. He began to swill it down in his customary way. The last
dinner—she smiled and dispensed with the usual lecture on table manners.   He evidently sensed her pacific mood and was grateful for it.
Did she know that fur coat she wanted the other day? Did she
remember it?   The thousand dollar one?
She remembered it.
Did she still want it?
It was certainly a handsome coat.
Well, he'd have it sent up on Monday so she could see what she
looked in it.
(Exclamations of pleasure.)
He guessed it would suit her all right—she'd look swell in anything—sure would.
(Enter the roast.   He commenced to hack at it.)
In the pocket of his overcoat she'd find a box of her favourite
How thoughtful of him.
Also something else—from Tait, the jeweller's.
What could it be ? She must find out. She must wait until after
dinner?   Very well then, she'd wait.
(Enter the dessert. Time to inquire about his health while Mary
was present.)
Was he feeling any better?
Any better? Never felt better in his life. Looked unusually
tired? Well, it had been a busy day, but he felt o. k. — she mustn't
worry about him. Guessed he needed a vacation but could wait until
(She poured the coffee. Seized with a fit of choking as he gulped
the last of his dessert, he buried his face in his napkin. Swiftly she
poured liquid from a small vial into his cup. He recovered himself,
took the cup, and raised it to his lips.)
Maybe in April—(he lowered his cup without drinking)—maybe
they'd go abroad. Italy and all that—she'd always wanted to. Would
she like that?
It would be wonderful. (Why was he so kind and good-natured
on this of all evenings? Why couldn't he be his normal, boorish
grumbling self? Still, he always had been kind and generous, on the
whole .... Again he raised the cup, while she watched, fascinated,
and again he lowered it without drinking.)
She could pick up some clothes in Paris — seemed to him she'd
been asking for new clothes lately — would she like that?
It would be splendid. (To-night he was more like the Harry she
had married than he had been for years. It was really too bad — it
was horrible to get rid of him — but there was Joe and Atlantic City
She would go and telephone while he drank his coffee.
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No, no, she must sit right here or he wouldn't drink it. (He
raised his cup and then lowered it so suddenly that she started — did
he suspect?) Sally—say, Sally,—know what to-night is? Year ago
to-night little Herbert died—our only one—have you forgotten?
Slowly he lifted his cup with a far-away look in his big fishy
eyes.    With a scream she leaped at him and dashed it from his lips.
'"WAST and ahoy, and a right good ship
and a runnin' sea, yo-ho!
Cap'n swearin' to beat the band
and mutiny down below, boys,
mutiny down below.
Three of us lay in the scuppers
with the bos'n round our necks,
As we rolled in the Roarin' Forties
and bloodied the good ship's decks, boys,
bloodied the good ship's decks.
If any 'ad any gol-darned luck
I wouldn't 'a traded mine, —
Three of us down with the scurvy,
the rest with the cat-an'-nine, boys,
rest with the cat-an'-nine.
But it all come out in the washin'
with a or'nary yo-'eave-oh!
Cap'n swearin' to beat the band
'an crabbin' us down below, boys,
crabbin' us down below.
Well!   We come staggerin' int' port
an' all of us 'uman wrecks, —
Three of us 'ung by the yard-arm
with ropes aroun' their necks, boys,
ropes aroun' their necks.
An' the moon she looked like nothin'
on earth but ruin and foam:
Let's 'ope it'll be darned better'n that
when your li'l ship comes 'ome, boys,
your li'l ship comes 'ome!
Lionel Hoyes.
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