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 Issued Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume IV.
Number 4
Varsity Loses to
Rowing Club
Second Game in Miller
Cup Series
Last Saturday Varsity suffered defeat at the hands of the Rowing Club
by the narrow margin of 6-0.
The Rowing Club kicked off and before long carried the ball in Varsity's
25. A few anxious moments ensued
but the Varsity defence proved worthy
of the occasion and the club's attack
was held.
A kick by one of the Varsity backs
relieved the pressure, and our team
forced the play into the Oarsmen's
half. Never letting up for a moment
our forwards by good footwork and
hard tackling continued to force back
the Club almost to their goal line.
Here a tremendous struggle ensued.
Our efforts to score were unavailing
though we kept the ball in our opponents' territory till the whistle blew
for half time.
The second half opened at a tremendous pace and for a time-neither
side seemed able to gain any permanent advantage. Then the Club with
a determined rush forced us back.
Their forwards heeling from the loose
enabled their three-quarters line to
break away resulting in one of the
players slipping through for a try near
the posts.   This was not converted.
Varsity came back harder than ever
and for a short time it seemed likely
that we would equalize, but once
again the Club defence held and play
returned to our own half. Some
moments later Lou Hunter scored
their second try near the corner. The
kick was unsuccessful.
Again  Varsity  returned   to   the   attack,   and   played   if   possible,   more
strongly than  before,  the  Club's line
being repeatedly in danger.
Notes and  Criticism
The match ;was undoubtedly the
hardest fought one on the Brockton
Point grounds this season. It was
anybody's game right up to the time
when the Anal whistle blew.
The Varsity pack is probably the
best at present playing in the city.
Their heeling both in the scrum and
in the- loose might, however, he a
little  quicker.
The marking and falling on the ball
of the college backs showed considerable Improvement, but better co-oper-
Continued on Page 7
Freshmen Guests
at Reception
Dancing on the Instalment
Nine o'clock on Friday evening in
the Auditorium and the "time, the
place and the girl" were all set for
one of the gayest and most successful
Frosh receptions that U. B. C. has
yet experienced. We say "experienced" advisedly—were you there?—
in spite of the committee's regulations concerning dancing in relays.
The general confusion resulting
from, the ruling that only the" bearers
o f similarly-colored programmes
should dance together quite did away
with any preliminary feeling of formality; and when, somehow or other,
the orchestra managed to make itself
heard, the success of the evening was
assured, especially as our cafeteria
justified its existence when the time
came for refreshments, and showed
itself a vast improvement over a bare
and draughty corridor.
In order to remind the Frosh of the
cost at which they had earned the
right to attend this brilliant function
and tread on (or be trodden upon by)
lofty seniors, members of the Musical
Society, under the leadership of Mr.
Etter, celebrated the Initiation in several songs, which ,the ordeal over, the
Frosh seemed to enjoy. But then—
"distance lends    .   .   ."
"Mens sana in corpore sano" is the
motto of Varsity women for this year,
and they intend to live up to it. In
spite ot the well-known disadvantages
in the matter of gym and our campus,
we have a more ambitious programme
than ever before.
In basketball there is the Farrell
Cup. This has been held by us for
two years, and if it is won this year
it is ours for good. It is a significant
fact that no cup has as yet been won
by Varsity women, but here . is our
chance, and it behooves all girls who
play basketball to turn out regularly
for practice in order that the team
may be picked from the best possible
material. We have the Normal gym
from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays and have obtained as coaches
two of the stars of last year's men's
team—Buck Buchanan and Lacey
Fisher. There will be a second team
Cont'd  on  Page  7
Thursday, Oct. 27.—Historical Society
at home of Judge Howay—Papers
on "Spanish America" by Misses
Campbell and Strauss.
Vancouver   Institute—Dr.   A.   F.   B.
Clark on "Dante's Poetry."
Friday, Oct. 28.—Players Club reception for new members.—Auditorium.
Saturday,    Oct.    29.—Arts    '24    Hike
Senior Rugby.
Intermediate Rugby.
Tuesday, Nov. 1.—Letters Club at
home of Mr. Dubois Phillips.—
"Arnold Bennett" by Cora Metz.
Chinese Question Discussed
A meeting of the Sigma Delta Kappa was held on Tuesday evening, October 18. W. G. Black, the president,
opened with a speech explaining the
purposes of the society and pointing
out that it is not a rival of the Men's
and Women's Literary Societies, but
rather a co-worker. A bill was then
introduced to the Mock Parliament for
it's third reading, by Premier Allen,
Arts '23, to provide for the gradual
deportation of Orientals from British
Columbia. The Premier supported his
bill with a very strong argument, showing the tremendous inroads the Orientals were making on the vital in-
dutries of British Columbia. Mr. Fleming, leader of the Opposition, raised
strong objections to the bill, appealing
to national honour and declaring that
the Oriental had gained a foothold in
the Province by his own productiveness and that was no possible excuse
to deport him. Mr. Goodwin seconded the government and Mr. Hodgson
the opposition. A lively discussion
then followed, the Independents being especially active. An interesting
addition was made by the speech of
Mr. K. F. Leong, a Chinese student at
the university. He stated that the
Chinese have always been a peace-loving people and that sinister influences
were at work to stir up hatred between
the British and the Orientals. He received hearty applause for his address.
The question was then put to the
House after the Premier had summed
up the arguments. The bill was rejected by a majority of seventeen.
Track Meet is
Great Success
New Records Made at
The Point
"Well, that was some track meet,
eh?" seemed to be the unanimous verdict of the crowd coming from Brockton Point last Wednesday, after U.
B. C.'s annual affair. In spite of the
fact that the day was not quite as
good as it might have been, and the
track not in perfect condition, excellent records were made and the Varsity athletes showed up well in keen
inter-class competition. The spirit of
the meet was good, Unity, College
Spirit, and Class Spirit being all exhibited.
100 Yard dash-
Livingstone 1st. Arts 24 time 11 sec.
Weir science 25—2nd Findlay Arts
880 Yard-
Buckley, Aggie, 1st.    Time:  2 mins.
11  sees.
Johnston  Arts 25 2nd, Bickell, Arts.
24 3rd.
120 Yard   Hurdles-
Livingstone 1st, Arts 24—19 sec.
Russell, Acgie, 2nd.
Baker 3rd.
12 Pound shot put—
L. Nicholson, Arts '25, 1st.    37'3".
Gregaier 2nd. '
Buchanan 3rd.
220 Yard Dash-
Livingstone,   Arts   '24,   1st.     Time:
24 mins. 2 sec.
Palmer, Arts '24, 2nd.
.Weir, Science '25, 3rd.
High Jump—
H. Russell, Aggie, 1st.    5'4%".
P. W. McLean, 2nd.
Hyslop,  3rd.
Mile Run—
Rayer,    Science    '23,    1st.      Time:
5 mins. 6 sees.
Stacey, Science '24, 2nd.
Fulton, Aggie, 3rd.
Throwing  the   Discus—
C.  Mathers, Science '23, 1st.    91'7".
Buchanan, Arts '24, 2nd.
Geo. Elliott, Arts '25, 3rd.
Relay  Race—
Arts '24, 1st.
Aggie, 2nd.
Science '23, 3rd.
Hop, Step, Jump—
Buchanan, Arts  '24,  1st.    37'6".
Hyslop, Arts '24, 2nd.
Geo. Elliott, Arts  '25,  3rd.
Pole Vault-
Buchanan, Arts '24, 1st. 8'9".
Lindy and Dunkdoff tied for second
440-Yard   Dash—
Palmer, Arts '24, 1st. Time: 56 sees.;
Buckley, Aggie, 2nd.
H. Johnstone, Arts '25, 3rd. THE     UBYSSEY
October 27, 1921
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The new season at the Avenue promises somewhat more substantial dramatic fare than has ben our lot in the
past few years. The offerings are of
a varied nature, and, if the number of
cancellations is not too great as the
months roll by, the bookings should
have a wide appeal. Whilst the tired
business man may deplore the few
"musical shows," the intelligent student will welcome some of the plays
of more serious import.
Although it is true that the most of
the worth-while attractions are due
after the holiday season, there are two
offerings during November that command attention. The first of these is
the Australian actress, Marie Lohr,
who, with an English company, is now
touring Canada, and has received considerable publicity in the press because of the extensive nature of her
wardrobe. The verdict of the best
Montreal and Toronto critics, however,
suggests that there is much more in
this offering than a mere fiashion
show. Due on November 21, Miss
Lohr will open in "Fedora," and will
afford students in English an example
of the "well-made play after the school
of Sardou." The offering during the
second week will probably be a newer
play,  "The  Marionettes."
Whilst we are to have another English company in "French Leave," a
play of uncertain nature termed
"Angel Face," and our perennial
friend, John Kellerd, the return of
Nance O'Neill to a city where many
years ago she was idolized, will be the
next event of importance. Playing in
"The Passion Flower,' by the Spanish
dramatist, Jacinto Benavente, she
thrilled New York last season by a display of emotional acting of a type too
seldom seen on the stage of the present. The story of "The Passion Flower" is familiar to those who saw
Norma Talmadge in the screen version last spring, but in the original the
tragic figure is the mother and not
the daughter.
The Albert de Courville revue,
"Hello, Canada," will be the holiday
attraction, and let .us trust that it
will prove more worthy than did its
English counterpart, "The Maid of the
Mountains," which came to the Avenue during the same period last year.
The first attraction of 1922 will be the
revival of Gay's famous work, "The
Beggar's Opera.' After a long run in
London, and a varied career in the
States, this highly entertaining and
unusual work is to play the Pacific
coast. After return visits of two persistent offerings, "The Bird of Paradise" and "The Dumbells," Vancouver
is to have the rare pleasure of welcoming Maxine Elliott's gifted sister, Lady
Forbes-Robertson. Due early in
March, Gertrude Eliott will offer
"Paddy the Next Beet Thing.' She
will be followed by one of the few
plays of last season to play the year
round in New York, a tale of mystery
and suspense, called "The Bat," which
is of a nature to disturb the calm of
even a blase senior.
Approaching the end of the season,
we realize that "the best is yet to be."
In the first place there is a revival of
the tur,eful oper», '"Ermine/' with
De Wolf Hopper and Francis Wilson
playing roles in which they delighted
audiences a quarter of a century ago,
followed, in April, by John Drink-
water's outstanding play, "Abraham
Lincoln," a drama over which English
critics are still wrangling and one
which our American cousins have received with delight. As presented in
New York, this play was remarkable
for its artistic stage settings—effects
produced by the modern school of sim
plified scenery. Then as a fitting climax to the season, comes, for the' first
time in a decade, the beautiful and
deep-voiced Ethel Barrymore, in a play
by Zoe Akins, called "Declassee."
A wise selection from the attractions listed above should afford a welcome relief to that portion of the student body weary of the "movies" and
the "Pan."
On Thursday evening the Chemistry
Society held Its first meeting of the
session in Room Z. A large number of
members were present, and heard
with great interest an address by Dr.
Archibald on the subject of the "Liquefaction of Gases.'
Miss Stephen, Arts '25, and Mr. Jack
Harkness, Sc. '23, were elected as representatives of their classes to the
society. After the lecture the floor
was cleared, an orchestra took charge,
and a most enjoyable and informal
"hop" took place. What is more, various kinds of cake, and sundry cups of
coffee made their appearance and were
accorded a hearty reception. Altogether it was a most enjoyable evening, and undoubtedly a decided success.
The next meeting will be held on
Tuesday, November 1, when Mr. H.
Doyle, Sc. '22, will speak on the
"Zinc Leaching Plant,' at Trail, B. C.
But this meeting, alas, will be purely
scientific. A much smaller attendance
is expected.
Jill—"Don't you think Tom is a very
gallant boy?"
Jack—"Well,    in    compensation,    his
fiancee   is   a   remarkably   buoyant
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Items in this column are selected from news
dispatches sent to the Ubyssey from colleges
and universities which, along with the University of British Columbia, are members of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
Dispatches from I". Ii. C. will be sent regularly to 1*. I. P. A. editors of other publi-
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O. A. C, Corvallis—Students or instructors who would like to wireless
friends or relatives in any part of the
U. S. may now do so. The radio laboratory, a part of the physics department, now has at its command an
equipment enabling messages sent
from amateur stations to be picked
out from about twelve hundred miles,
while high-power commercial and
naval sets can be heard from over six
thousand mjles. JUisic transmitted
from San Francisco and vocal messages from Catalina Island can also
be heard.
Fifteen hundred parents attended
the 'family meeting" for parents of
students attending the University of
Washington. A schedule for students
was suggested by President Henry
Suzzallo, by means of which they may
maintain the highest efficiency. This
daily schedule includes seven hours
intellectual work, two and a half
hours' study, two and a half hours'
recreation, while the remaining twelve
are spent in enjoying the necessary
sleeping and eating.
A moustache contest is waging at
O. A. C, and progressing beyond the
fondest hopes of the satire editors.
To quote the Barometer: "Seniors
dignified and seniors dilletante,
seniors dapper and seniors different,
have put aside their personal whims
and considerations and have marched
into the Barometer office to have their
budding   out-croppings   measured."
Plans are outlined for a huge campaign to collect funds for the "Y" at
the University of Southern California.
The campaigners hope to raise the
sum of $2,900, of which $1,500 goes to
the Y. M. and $1,400 to the Y. W. The
object of the drive is to make the
"Y's" more efficient in their service
to the students.
Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis—A plea for a $300,000 student
union building submitted by the students themselves, who together with
alumni and friends of the institution
will finance the proposition, has been
approved by the board of regents. The
building, to be used as a place where
the alumni and other college visitors
may- be entertained, will be modelled
after student union buildings of the
East. The building will be financed
entirely by contributions, students
having agreed to pay a fee of $3 each
term to be put ;nto the fund started
last spring by the senior class, which
gave  $1,000.
U. of Washington, Daily—The only
Defeated Candidates' Club in America
will hold its first initiation of the year
Meany  Hall.
"Self-Reliance" was the watchword
of the ephebic oath administered to
freshmen at the U. of Washington by
Professor Meany. !
University of Washington—Every
man and woman in the University is
expected to report at the Stadium
for work in the morning preceding the
Stanford game. Stadium Day, November 5. Work for the men will consist
of raking the field, building fences,
planting grass and cleaning the seats
and grounds about the Stadium. The
women will prepare the lunch to be
served in the Stadium at 12 o'clock.
The burning of $30,000 of Stadium
bonds   that   have   been   paid   is   the
feature of the programme planned for
the time between halves. A bonfire
will be burning on the edge of the
field and each bond will be dropped
in separately. This ceremony will
mean both to the students and the
town visitors that the student body
is paying its debt sooner than expected.
An all-University dance at the Armory will close the programme of the
first annual Stadium Day.
University of Washington.—The annual convention of the Student Body
Presidents' Association, an organization of all the presidents of Associated Students in the Northwest, will
probably be held at the University
this year.
Floyd Maxwell, president of the
Student Body at the University of
Oregon, suggested to Wendell Brackets correspondent for the Tnter-Col-
legiate Press Association, that the
presidents' convention be held in conjunction with the P. I. P. A. convention to be held here Nov. 3-5. A joint
banquet for the two organizations will
probably  be  given
No definite action will be taken in
arranging for the meeting until
further information is received from
other colleges.
The Agricultural Discussion Club
held its first meeting for the year
on* Wednesday, October 19, in the
Auditorium, in the form of a mock
parliament for the purpose of giving
new members of the club a chance
to speak. Prof. A. F. Barss, the honorary president, acted as governor-
general, and opened the parliament.
The premier, Mr. A. E. Richards, after
addressing the House, introduced the
attorney-general, .Mr. B. S. Sweeting,
who read the first bill: "Dominion
Accredited Pure-Bred Herd Act." .Mr.
W. J. Riley, leader of the Opposition,
replied to the bill and opened a keen
debate. After a great deal of discussion the bill was finally put to the
House and carried by a fair majority.
Mr. H. Etter, minister of Education,
then introduced the second bill: "Destructive Insect and Pest Bill," which
was also discussed at length and finally passed. The premier then moved
that the House adjourn until November 16.
The first meeting of Mrs. A. F. B.
Clark's class in public speaking was
held on .Monday. Eighteen members
of the Women's Literary Society
joined this group, which will meet
every Monday at noon in Room 33.
Mrs. Clark is kindly giving her help
to those who wish to gain ease and
practice  in  public  speaking.
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There is a wonderful thrill in the
sound of that old call, which grips
you, makes your eyes brighten and
sends a smile to your lips and gives
you a tingling sensation all over. That
is what it does for you who are watching the game. How much more it
does for the men who are out on the
field of play, fighting with all that is
in them for the honor of their Varsity
and yours, they alone can tell. It represents what they used to call
"morale" during the war—that indefinable something that would not let
men know when they were beaten.
It is something, too, that is not for
the team alone. Put fifteen men on a
rugby field without support, and pit
them against another fifteen of the
same calibre with a thousand supporters, and the first team will have never
a chance. The spirit of the team
will be the deciding factor; but the
players will only have the finest spirit
when they know that every man and
woman in their institution stands
solidly behind them, in mind if not in
body. Remember last Christmas Day.
It was the spirit of U. B. C. that carried the Blue and Gold to victory.
In rugby, at least, Varsity is facing
a more difficult task than last year.
The winning of the Stanford game
required a concentrated effort, a short,
sharp campaign for support, a burst
of enthusiasm. This year it is different. Varsity is fielding two senior
teams ,as well as an intermediate
team, and this in spite of losing a
goodly number of star players. By
having the three teams there will be
an opportunity for more players, and
more material can be developed, so
that there will always be men ready
to fill the places of outgoing stars.
Varsity is not "pot-hunting." By entering more teams almost certain
chances for the Miller Cup and the
Province Cup were passed up. But
there is a bigger end in view—the
fostering of the sport and the raising
of the standard of play not only in
the University but all over the province.    Our  present  objective  is  more
difficult of achievement than that of
last year, and the support required is
of the steady-going, whole-hearted
The teams are all right—we can
depend upon that. All that they want
from us is the backing and support to
give them that spiritual impulse
which will send them over the line at
the critical moment. We can show
our support in various ways, but chiefly by turning out to the games and
fighting with our men and for our
men. That means not only turning
out, but letting them know we are
there by organized rooting. There is
a game next Saturday; and we are
going to win that game because we
are going to turn out and be always
in the scrum behind our team. That
is our duty during the whole year,
to back all our teams in their matches
and show that we of the University
of British Columbia are bne solid
body behind our representatives on
the field of sport, as on the debating
platform, or wherever else they may
be. That is the spirit that will build
up a University even amidst such surroundings as ours.
So, let's remember not only to be
at the games, but to put our whole
heart and soul into the thrilling old
"Come on, Varsity!"
necessity and seriousness of these examinations. Physical fitness and well-
being are the ruling factors in the
determination of efficiency here at
college and during the whole course
of our lives. It is, therefore, the duty
of each individual to see that nothing
is allowed to interfere with this.
Many country students have never before had such facilities as are open
to them here—residence in a city,
various sports, physical culture, a
gymnasium, swimming tank, etc., for
overcoming any physical defect or
weakness which they may have.
"Tuum est!" If any entry is made
opposite the "Activities Recommended" on your card, it is up to you to
co-operate and do your share. Physical fitness comes before studies, for it
is only with it that any succesr in the
latter becomes possible.
Cambridge has definitely refused to
step out of the Middle Ages. The decision of her senate to keep her doors
closed, now as ever, to women students is, to us, slightly surprising in
view of the fact that Oxford admitted
women to her colleges as full undergraduate a year ago. But to those
who know Oxford and Cambridge perhaps this is an explanation in itself
—for when has the one ever followed
the example of the other?
We wonder if the Cambridge undergraduates intended their disgraceful
rioting on the day of the decision as
evidence of their manly resentment
of the proposal? Did they, with their
senseless cry: "We won't have women!" really expect, like modern
Canutes, to see the waves of progress
recede? For need we point out that
recognition of intellectual equality of
men and women is one of the clearest
distinguishing marks of our modern
century? The attitude of the Cam- i
bridge undergraduates, apart from the ;
unpardonable violence of its expression, is disappointing. For they have (
not the excuse of their grandfathers, i
the excuse of tradition then unbroken,
and of ideas since upset. They are,
to put it tritely, the coming generation; that they should be victims of
mediaeval prejudice is to be regretted.
All letters and reports to theUbys-
sey must be written in ink, on one
side of the paper only, and signed
with the name and year of the writer as well as with a pen-name. Please
remember this, if you wish your letter to be  published.
Also, in view of the fact that 'the
ruffians who set the type for this
paper are only human, and equipped
with only ordinary intelligence (having neither a knowledge of mind-reading nor the gift of second-sight) we
would ask our contributors to write
their contributions legibly "so that
he who sets may read."
The "mellowing year" has now
brought around that time when a long
list of names appears on the notice
board and the question of the hour
is: "Have you had yours yet?" Looking back on our own experience, we
remember the feeling of importance
with which we approached our medical examination, and the vast interest
we took in ascertaining our exact
weight and height.
Everyone,   of   course,   realizes   the
We would suggest to "Pinxif the
idea that a pass course in Philosophy
consists in the assimilation of ideas
which become part of one and are not
forgotten like mathematical formula.
The same may be said of the other
subjects he is condemning.
•    *    *
Text for the week, Proverbs 26:18-
19.    Rev. Ver.:
As a madman . . . so is he . . .
that   saith   I   was   not   in   the  sports.
The  Reception.
An Epic.
Ashes to ashes, the dust was light,
Blue to blue, and white to white.
The Reception.
A Tragedy ?
Only the farmers wore dress suits.
The Reception.
A   Quatrain.
Some members of the Musical Society thought it was the Initiation.
The Reception.
An  Impossibility.
The upper years supported the committee.
A Query.
U. B. C. had three yell leaders,
Three yell leaders had she
But at 2 p.m. at the rugby game
Narry a one        could we see
The  Week.
A Diatribe.
The sports were slow    .    . the Rugby
was awful,
The reception was punk    .    .    .1, and
(Signed)    I. M
Arts 25. October 27, 1921
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Editor Ubyssey:
Dear Sir:—The letter of your correspondent "Pinxit," which appeared in
your issue of the 20th inst., reveals a
spirit which is not, I trust, representative of the hishest ideals that actuate
students  of   this   University.
1 do not think that at the present
time any students are being prevented
from learning the fundamentals of their
life-work by the reasons which "Pinxit"
suggests, nor am 1 of such an unhappy
frame of mind as to resign myself to
believing that the congestion which we
are obliged to endure at present will
continue  ad Infinitum.
The closing paragraph of "Pinxit's"
letter is not only rude, but illogical and
quite-    unnecessary.
The writer considers it an honor to
spend his student days in the society
of the women who will one day be the
mistresses of the most cultured homes
of our country. No doubt, ten yars
iii'ier graduation, a woman student will
have forgotten as much of the classroom grind as will the Mining Engineer. But, all the same, British Columbia
needs leaders among women just as
much as she needs builders of railroads,
and if our men students, "Pinxit" included, put their university education to
as good a use as most of our women
graduates have done, they need have no
fears; as to their eventual suo:i':;s m
their chosen life  work.
Editor   Ubyssey:
Dear Sir:—Please allow me to congratulate "Pinxit" on his happy solution
of th° problem of overcrowding at this
University. Hitherto we had thoughtlessly looked upon this phenomenon as a
henlthy sign: but, thanks to your cor-
i espondent, we now see our absurd mistake, and we recognize that the present
state of things is a serious obstruction
to the annual output of persons "\*a!u-
abie to the community." It is indeed
fortunate for this Uiversity that there
is foand among its students at this
critical time one who displays such
resoureefulness, such a clear and resolute grasp of the situation—let me add,
such real courage- There is no nonsense
about him. As a specimen of proof by
exhaustion, his argument is unanswerable and if the senate and faculty are
amenable to reason and will not disdain
to profit by the suggestion of a student,
Pinxit's name (though with the native
modesty of genius he now conceals it)
will go down with all honor to posterity
as the saviour of the present acute academic   situation.
Such will be "Pinxit's" laurels. Yet.
perhaps we may earn a paler renown
bv making a few practical suggestions
in   this   direction:
First, then, let us require every
woman candidate for admission to this
University, to answer the following
1.  Are   your   intentions   honorable?
'1.  Do  you   propose  to  study  Civil   Engineering,     Kacteriology.     or     other
useful   secienee?
If   not,   why   not?
3. In the case of your electing a
linguistic, literary or philosophic-
course, slate, on the dotted line
below, its precise value to the community.
Also, we suggest that a Sunday afternoon course of lectures in languages
(Ai.cient and .Modern), literature, and
philosophy, be arranged: this course to
be eligible onlv lo women students who
have reached such a standard in the
applied scences as will render such a
merely  cultural   course   quite   harmless.
Such a compromise must disarm all
criticism, and it would at the same time
'nave the desired effect of substantially
reducing the registration of women students.
Yours  helpfully,
TWEEDT.E   lint
earned   $6,474,48,    and   that   money   has
been expended in  the following manner:
1916—"Fanny and the Servant Problem"
University   Ked   Cross.—$200.00
Alma  Mater   Societv   162.00
196th Batt.   (University)   300.35
TOTAL..  $662.35
1917—"Merely Mary Ann."
Military  Hospital     $409.6S
Girls'   Auxiliary   V.G H.~     97.43
TOTAL  $507.11
C.   O.   T.   C $174.68
University   Red   Cross....  202.24
Overseas   Xmas   Parcels    27.85
Admiral   .lellicoe   Chapter  I.   O.   D.   E  427.00
TOTAL   $831.48
1919—"The   Importance   of  Being1   Earnest."
Students'      Memorial
Fund $794.55
Woman's        Auxiliary
V.    G.    H.   453.48
TOTAL.  $1,248.03
1920—"Green Stocking's."
Permanent        Stage
Equipment   P.   G. $4SS.38
Students'      Memorial
Fund        503.38
Woman's        Auxiliary
V.   G.   H    541.39
TOTAL    $1,533.15
1921—"Sweet Lavender."
Permanent        Stage
Equipment   P.   G $551.38
Wesbrook     ■ Memorial
Fund   473.72
Woman's       Auxiliary
B.   G.   H   581.66
Players   Club   Prize     50.00
TOTAL  $1,691.36
GRAND   TOTAL $6,474.48
By glancing over the figures presented
it will be seen that the Players Club
has appropriated to its own use less
than one-fifth of the total revenue. The
club has raised this money and it has
the right to dispose of it as it sees fit,
yet it has only set aside one-fifth of
its revenue. The fact that the club has
been able to raise such a sum is largely
due to the fact that Mr. Wood, the
director of the club, accepts no remuneration for his services. If the club had
had to go outside the University for a
director, the revenue would have been
quite   negligible.
$1,039.76 has been placed in a trust
fund in order to equip the stage at
Point Grey. This has been done because
the club realizes that the staging of a
play is the most important part of its
production. The accommodation here
for staging is woefully inadequate, and
any expenditure of money on the Auditorium is money wasted. AYith these
facts in view it' will be quite apparent
that this policy of the Players Club
is very far-sighted, for, after all, the
objects of the club are dramatic, and the
money that the club has raised through
its own honest efforts should be expended in fostering dramatics.
Yours truly,
G.   W.   B.   FRASER,
Aras '22.
Editor Ubyssey:
Dear    Sir:—In    the October   issue   of
MacLean's   Magazine there   appears   an
article    by    Mary     H. T.    Alexander    on
"Little    Theatres    of the    West."      She
says,   in   part:
"In B. C. the movement has Rained rapid ground. For six years the
Players Club of the University of
B. C. has [Hit on very successful
plays, this year finishing up with
a   credit   balance."
It may be of interest to the student
body to know exactly the manner in
which Players Club funds have been
During the six years that the Club
has   operated   in   the   University   it   has
On Friday noon a meeting was held
for the purpose of forming a social
Science club. About 50 persons were
present and it is expected that a number more will attend the next meeting.
Plans for the formation of the club
were discussed, several ideas being
put forth. Finally it was decided that
an open club should be formed, to
meet at least once a month, and the
present intention of the members is
to obtain the use of the Laurel Tennis
Club rooms. The club has been sponsored by Dr. Boggs and Professor
Angus. A committee, consisting of
Messrs. Robinson. Thomas and Morgan, was appointed to look into details
and report at the next meeting.
The Y. M. C. A. held its fortnightly
meeting on Monday noon. Mr. L. E.
Wells presided and announced the
programme for the year. The Y. M.
C. A. will hold noon-hour meetings
every two weeks throughout the session and is endeavoring to have
various members of the faculty speak
upon religious problems from their
own viewpoint. Dean Coleman, on
this occasion spoke upon the problems
of religion from a philosophical standpoint. The various churches of today
are subjected to many criticisms—
yet belief is necessary and vital, and
where one criticizes one should also
have reconstruction in view, he said.
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ARTS '24.
A considerable amount of business
was disposed of at the general meeting of Arts '24. held at noon Friday.
The minutes of the previous meeting
having been read and accepted, Mr.
Grant announced that arrangements
were being made for the class hike to
Capilano next Saturday afternoon.
Judging by the spirit shown at the
meeting, '24's first social activity this
year will be a winner. Remember,
gang, burn joss sticks to old Jupiter
P., and be at the North Vancouver
Ferry Wharf at 1:20 Saturday.
Miss Ormord issued instructions to
the ladies regarding the hike, and also
discussed the matter of class fees.
The girls having very generously decided to contribute to the exchequer,
Mr. Cantelon announced that he would
be in Room 33 at noon, Monday, October 31, and anyone who has not paid
his or her class fees before that time
is requested to see him then.
In informing the class that the Auditorium had been secured for the
class party, to be held December 2, the
president urged the advisability of appointing a large committee to superintend the preparations. He pointed out
that this was the fairest way of distributing the responsibility, and also
that it provided material for sub-committees.
The following ten members were
nominated: Misses R. Reilly, F. Cowan, 13. Coates. B. Harman, and N.
Jones, and Messrs. Goodwin, Jackson,
A. Grant, A. C. Stringer, and F. H.
The meeting then resolved itself into
a yell practice under the leadership of
.Mr. Goodwin and .Mr. Lewis.
The   Hike.
The committee in charge of preparations for the hike report that everything has been arranged. There will
be no need to bring cups and plates as
provision has been made for us. A
good time is assured all who come—
there will be dancing, hiking, eating,
'n everything. Meet at the 1:20 ferry,
Saturday next.
The Literary Corner
Afar across the grey expanse
Of waters wrinkled by the breath
Of   fitful   winds   whope   birth   and
Make golden ripples shine and dance—
The drifting sails are swiftly flown
Like ocean-birds that brave the tide,
When swimming by the rocky side
Where   make   the   waves   a  ceaseless
The breakers, with their languid thud,
Roll on unceasing to the shore;
Loud lashed, the sands scream with
the roar
That echoes from the sounding flood!
Low-lying at the sturdy feet
Of giant hills bedecked with snow,
This peaceful scene does ever throw
A ray o£ comfort—mild and sweet.
—H. H.
WILLIAMSBURG, va., Oct. 21—The
college student of America is living
too fast. There is not enough plain
living and high thinking among his
That was the warning sounded by
President Harding, who spoke at the
inauguration of Dr. J. A. Chandler as
president of William and Mary College
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Jimmie Lawrence condescended to
write to us the other day. He is in
a law office at Victoria. We regret
that it is almost impossible to read his
writing but one sentence is quite
clear: "Besides, I'm broke, pay day
brings only $5.00 and that is two
weeks off. My credit is no good and
Lady- Luck has remained adamant before all of my blandishments. I throw
P4  every  time."
Ronnie Kingham, "Old Man King-
ham's son," is now attending Boston
Tech. There are thirty-eight hundred
enrolled there and the institute has a
reserve fund of forty million dollars.
Among a number of feature events
there was a general assembly at which
the various activities of the college
were illustrated by moving pictures
which had been taken during the pre-!
ceding year, and a Tech. smoker at
which three thousand students were J
Mike   McLennan   seems  to  be  quite !
happy at McGill.    He must have gone
in for swimming, for he mentions sev- !
eral dives and more to follow.    He explains the large attendance at McGill
by the fact that they serve beer and !
wines in the cafes.
Dyon Morrison is also there and
Mike says that he is working hard.
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The first meeting of Arts '25 women
was held in room 33 on Monday 17th.
The election of officers was held immediately as the room had been engaged by the Athletic Association.
The following were elected to fill the
j     Hon. President—Miss  Bollert.
President, Miss Muriel Moffatt; vice
president, Miss Florence .McLeod;
secretary, Miss Grace Smith; Literary representative, Miss M. Carrice;
athletic representative, Miss Claire
Blaney;   debating representatives, Miss
. M. Carrice, Miss H. MacGill; reporter,
I Miss Theresa Foron. I
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Varsity Loses Rugby
Cont'd from Page 1
ation   will   (be "'required   to   get   our
three-quarters   started.
The way in which the Varsity team
returned to the attack after the Rowing Club had scored was a fine indication of their spirit.
The very small section of the Varsity crowd who were responsible for
the regrettable incident which occurred in the second half, must realize
that such behaviour only brings discredit upon the college.
Third Team Notes
The forwards worked very well in
the scrum, their heeling being particularly good, though their breaking and
wheeling can be considerably improved.
Our backs' marking of their opponents was at times faulty. More general co-operation is required between
them both in attack and in defence.
There was quite a fair sized crowd
out to watch the game. Let's keep
this up, Varsity! It will help the team
In the game between Varsity and
the Normal rugby teams held at two
o'clock last Saturday on the King
Edward grounds, Varsity came out at
the big end of the horn with a 9-0
Hunter did some excellent kicking
and was one of the chief preventers of
the Normal men snapping up a score.
The ground was very rough and the
fellows had a hard time playing. The
game was very undecided until the
last few moments of play when our
men gained three tries.
At a recent meeting of the Rugby
Club the question of trainers was
brought up. It was decided that it
would be to the best interest of the
teams if a system of training was
devised. In order to do this with the
large squad turning out, at least four
trainers will be needed, and volunteers
are wanted. Even if you know nothing
of the work now, turn out and you
will be taught. This is one of the
most interesting sides of sport life
and a good tranier is appreciated in
any branch of sport.   Applicants must
be able to attend practices—after 3
p.m. on Wednesday and attend games
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"A wonderful week-end," was the
unanimous vote of all the intrepid
masculine members of the Outdoors
Club who made the trip to the cabin
Saturday. The first part of the afternoon was spent in guiding a party of
fair co-eds. to Mosquito creek, where
with lively regret, the two parties separated and the climb was commenced
in earnest.
After much arguing and puffing and
frequent rests, the cabin was reached
only to make the tragic discovery that
an exploring bear had found the cache
of eatables. In spite of this, however,
a very satisfactory supper was prepared. Jokes and stories were the order of the evening until the musical
snores of a certain member of the
party finally sounded "lights out."
In the morning enthusiasm was
slightly dampened at first, but an appetizing breakfast worked a wonderful rejuvenation as the great improvement in the appearance of the cabin
remains to testify. It actually begins
to look like a home now, we are told.
Members of the freshman class are
particularly invited to become members of the club. Just picture to yourself a week-end in the woods—tramping, skiing, snowshoeing—waking up
in the morning to the smell of frying
bacon (don't picture the time when
it comes your turn to be cook!)—and
all the pleasures of a week-end's outing. Watch the noticeboards for information as to the planned activities
of the club.
Cont'd from Page 1
which we hope will enter a league,
also class teams to play in an interclass league. Arrangements are being
made for a return trip to the Oka-
nagan to play the Naramata girls
who came down here last year.
The Grass Hockey executive has so
far been unable to obtain any grounds
for practice but hopes to do so at
the beginning of next month. All we
can do at present is to arrange practice games with the Normal girls on
their own grounds. Mrs. Boving has
consented to act as coach.
It is not known yet when the rink
can be obtained for ice hockey practice, but the hours will probably be
from 10:30 to 1:30 on Saturdays.
Good skating is the chief requisite
here, as no one has yet had much practice in hockey. This year sweaters
have been provided for the team.
Swimming hours have been changed
to 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, when
the University girls will ha\e the exclusive use of Chalmer's Tank under
the coaching of Mr. Celmer Ross.
The Gym class will be held on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30.
There is the Victoria trip, too, and
there are games to be won over there.
Every girl in the college can help to
win those, as well as the games we
have at home, by supporting the
teams. Last year it was only the
faithful few who turned out. The
girls can show the same spirit in support of their teams as all of us do
for our rugby representatives, and the
most effective way is by coming to see
the games.
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27, 1921
Science is waking up! In fact, they
are getting their eyes open, and to
facilitate matters, a class in "Observation" has been formed.
The ambitious class has presented
the University With a "Chair" for
their department. The need of this
"Chair" has been felt for some time
and we congratulate them on their
'worthy effort.
No announcement has yet been
made as to the appointment to this
"Chair;" but those who were present
at the Science smoker last year have
no doubt but that the keen observation shown by some of the seers present will find one of them a place
in this new branch of Science. This
"Chair" is unique in that it is really
for the benefit of the students and not
for the enlightenment of the instructor.
One has probably observed several
students occupying this "Chair," for it
is also unique in the fact that it holds
several of them. Should one loiter
in this neighborhood, one,. will hear
such highly aeronautical ? terms as
"visibility is low," or "visibility is
high.;" and should one linger longer
one will realize to one's surprise that
In spite of our murky weather, "visibility: % gdtterafly-high." It is truly
surprising what one may learn by
listening to the discussions of these
observant students.
Many of us believe that if these
highly trained observers of the student body wouid publish some of their
observations in our paper, it would
have a most enlightening effect on
some of the less observant of their
fellow-students. This enlightenment
might draw the attention of some students to the fact that visibility does
not seem to harmonize with the
weather conditions and hence lead to
an adjustment of things which would
be more rational.
Let us hear soon from this far-sighted class;''"'
Customer (In fur store) I want some
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Clerk—Oh, you mean skunk! when
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hospital he wondered what he had
An informal reception was held on
Monday noon by the men of Arts '25.
The freshmen had, as their guests of
honour, Mr. King and Mr. Cotton, two
of their class-mates. Mr. Shaw also
received a cordial invitation, but had
a pressing engagement "elsewhere."
You see, these gentlemen "forgot" to
be present when the roll was called a
week ago last Saturday. Their memories were undoubtedly bad, but probably have improved considerably by
this time under the influence of several coats of paint and sundry other
"perquisites." If the afore-mentioned
gentlemen thought to avoid the process known as "Initiation" by simply
refusing to appear, alas! they were
sadly mistaken. Exemptions, however, could have been obtained by
presenting a fair and sufficient reason
to the tribunal, but this they neglected
to do. Doubtless, Mr. Shaw will regret not having made his appearance
before, when he is officially invited to
attend an affair for his especial benefit.
"Ubyssey" will be
The second annual conference of the
P.I.P.A. (Pacific Inter-College Press
Association) is to take place at the
University of Washington, Seattle,
November 3 to 5. The Association
was formed last fall at Portland, Ore.,
the University of British Columbia
being represented and becoming a
member. Addresses are to be given
and discussions held on subjects relating to college journalism. The
"Ubyssey" will probably send three
delegates, financed by the Students
Council and the Publications Board.
The convent of St. John of Jerusalem, in the Parish of Clerkenwell,
London, occupied in Mediaeval times
a large extent of land, from the east,
where St. John's Road and Wilderness Row intersect, down to the Fleet
ditch or river, to the west. Its southerly limit was Prior John Docwra's
Gate—still standing—where old Doc.
Johnson occupied for some years a
room over the archway. Prom this
room came forth the many essays
contributed by Dr. Johnson to the
London magazines. The northern
limit of St. John's Priory was somewhere near Albermarle street. A
modern church is built over the Crypt
of the old Priory church, which itself
dates from the Norman perod and is
a most interesting specimen of pointed work. About the year 1892 a friend
and I  paid  a  visit to  the  old  crypt,
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then thrown open for the first time—
except for burials—for 200 or 300
years. My friend happened to be
smoking his pipe at the time of our
visit and was in the act of descending
the steps leading down into the crypt.
The parish beadle leading the way,
remonstrated with my friend on the
sacrilege of smoking in such a place
in the following words: "Are you
aware  this  place  is  consecrated?"
"How far down, gov'nor?" retorted
my friend. Needless to say the
pipe had to be put out before going
Finally we reached the lowest step,
each of us holding a lighted candle,
the place be'ng underground and in
almost total darkness. We saw to the
left of us a highly ornate iron grill,
pierced by two wrought-iron swinging doors. Over the doors was an
ancient iron lantern, its light long
since dimmed.
Entering by the gates, which were
with difficulty moved, we saw, spread
over the vault floor, five leaden coffins
the tops of which had at some remote
time been partly cut open. Inside the
coffins, through the openings thus
made, could be seen the mouldering
skeletons of four adults and one in
fant. This vault was the one made:
famous by the visit of Dr. Johnson
and his investigating committee at
the time of the Cock Lane Ghost episode. The coffins were cut open at
Dr. Johnson's direction, to see if they
still contained their suposed occu-,
pants. One of the coffins enclosed1
the body of the person supposed at the
time to be haunting the house in Cock
During the terrible plague of 1665
this crypt was filled with plague
bodies, and the arches flanking the
nave of the little church, bricked up
to retain them. Large quantities of
quick-lime had been thrown in and
for over two hundred years it remained thus until a special act of parliament covering the case permitted the
authorities to take out the bodies and
re-inter them in Kensall Green Cemetery. When the Normans built up the
original church in the eleventh century the ground surrounding it was
sixteen feet lower than its present
surface. What an accretion since
Note:—Except the old gateway and
Norman Crypt nothing remains today
of this extensive Priory.
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