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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Colurnbut.
No. 22
Professors Said To
Be Inferior To
Woman's Intuition Gives Her
Intellectual Advantage
jjnpHE PROFESSOR must remem-
I ber that the student's mind is
often ten times better than
his own," said Dr. Irlma Kennedy, of
Bloomingdale, N.Y., addressing a
meeting of the B.C. Academy of Sciences, in Science 200 on Wednesday
At the begining of her lecture, Or.
Kennedy showed by examples taken
from her experience the effect of environment on the human being. "Adjusting oneself to one's environment
Is one of the hardest problems of life,"
she remarked.
With regard to the professors, Dr.
Kennedy said that "the professor i3
commonly criticized for being- abstracted, absorbed, theoretical, impractical,
selfish, careless, conceited, intolerant
and unsympathetic. He teaches the
same thing over and over again without having to apply it. He often lacks
ability to utilize his knowledge, and
is sometimes, in life, an intellectual
snob ... He should get the student
to talk and listen to him with an open
The speaker expressed some rather
radical ideas concerning the mind.
"Women and men think differently.
In the lecture room, a woman often
makes a remark which is quite original, but which is four or five realms
ahead of the professor's limit of thought."
In the opinion of Dr. Kennedy, women have reached a higher stage of
development at the present time than
have men. Technical learning is often
detrimental to a woman's nature, remarked the speaker, because it adds
a fourth side-to her intellect; namely,
inquisitive intellect.
Intuition, or inspired intellect, is
the main side of a woman's mind.
This intuition is, said Dr. Kennedy,
compatible with radio waves which
some persons pick up, but to which
others do not register.
Intuition is peculiar to women, but
after the age of 33, men begin to be
graced with it to some extent, and
begin to reflect on the importance of
various bits of information.
A woman's mind is unstable, and
should always be balanced by a man's
mind. However, "A woman should
take part in most discoveries, but a
man's mind is also necessary, for his
is more dependable, though less intriguing," said Dr. Kennedy.
In conclusion, the speaker remarked
that British Civilization is on the decline, and it would be well if we in the
west should look to the Orient for new
Only Beer Sale Is
Excluded From
Stadium Drive
Arts Juniors are planning to go
into the miniature golf and malted
milk business, Sophomores are planning to starve at the class party and
run taxi dances in the gymnasium,
while Seniors and Freshmen are going to canvass outside to raise money
for the stadium. These were some
of the plans raised at a meeting of
Presidents and Vice-presidents of Arts
Classes on Wednesday.
Bob McClarty, chairman, suggested
that caution money be turned over
to the fund and that each class be
divided into groups of ten each, under
some active leader, who would be
responsible for the collection of money from his group. Bert Griffin,
President of '31 said that while no
plans had been made, his executive
felt that owing to graduating expense their quota of $2,400 be raised
as much as possible by outside subscription. Juniors stated that they
were endeavouring to get hazards
from a miniature golf course placed
on the campus and a well known
malted milk shop to establish a counter. A fortune teller will also be paying dividends to Juniors. Sophomores
were to decide whether to cut out refreshments at their class party and
are to run a dance on Monday. Freshmen are to put their efforts to canvassing through High School Principals,
Senior Class Draw
The drawing for partners to the
Senior Ball will take place today at
noon in A p. Sc. 100. Only those students who have paid their class fees
will be eligible to take part in the
Crime-Disease Analogy
Stressed By Speaker
From Vancouver Police
44/^ RIME is a disease, it should
\j be diagnosed and treated as
such, and measures should be
taken to prevent crime as we endeavor
to prevent disease." This was the
theme of the address given by Mrs.
Ada Tonkin, Head of the Women's
Detective Bureau of the Police Department, in Aggie 100, Tuesday. She
quoted Samuel Butler who, in his book
"Erewhon," humorously describes the
Erewhonians as treating moral lapses
as diseases, and prosecuting in court
a person who had a common cold.
In her discussion of the "treatment"
rather than punishment of crime, Mrs.
Tonkin said that in the long run
no good came of such short cuts
as the lash and severe sentences, the
only effective treatment being such as
will teach the individual that he is
a unit of a social group, and that
any offence against the law is antisocial behavior. Instead of "making
the punishment fit the crime" according to Gilbert and Sullivan, the new
attitude is to have a treatment to
fit the individual," she said.
Some causes for crime as set forth
by Mrs. Tonkin are climatic conditions, economic causes, which are
more potent than ever to-day; extreme
poverty or extreme riches which tend
to make the individiual feel set apart
in a class by himself and susceptible
to an anti-social career. Faulty education and especialy home training
are large factors. "Shaw says that
parents should set themselves up not
as models to their children, but as
horrible examples," declared Mrs.
Tonkin. She went on to say that the
mentally deficient, and that it is a
terrible blot on ourselves that we allow
these people to be sent to either jail
or asylum when they belong in neither
In concluding, Mrs. Tonkin stressed
the need of an efficient probation system, a new educational system, hotter jails, more efficient politicians and
statesmen and last of all, that each |
individual should be given a cer-;
tain amount of unpleasant though j
necessary work to do; then for the,
rest of his time, some creative work |
which will give him some outlet for
his constructive energy and thus pre- '■.
vent anti-social conduct.
Cranked at Last: 'All Together, Push!'
Five Orators Survive
Preliminary Trials
Of '32 Contest
Classes To Debate
On Coed Smoking
Opens Inter-Class . . .
. . . Forensic Series
Inter-class debates will get under
way when Arts '32 clashes with Arts
'33 in the first of a series of contests which will be held in Arts 100,
Monday noon. Sid Semple and
Frank Christian, Juniors, will support the negative of the subject "Resolved That Women of the University
of British Columbia Be Permitted To
Smoke on The Campus," while G.
Ladner and Arthur McKenzie will
uphold the affirmative.
According to Archie Dick, debates
manager, the series will be run on a
different basis from other years. As
each team wins or loses a debate it
will go into the winning or losing
column. The losers will then debate
with other teams that have suffered
losses for the right to meet the victors of the schedule in a championship contest for the shield- awarded
for forensic ability.
The Debating Union is also asking
any student or organization on the
campus to turn in subjects of vital
interest to Sargent or Dick for the
resolutions for the class debates. In
this way the Union hopes to arouse
a greater interest in the meets.
Five speakers for the Arts '32
Oratorical Contest next Tuesday, Jan.
27, were selected at noon, Wednesday,
Jan. 21, in Arts 205. They are Frank
Christian, Paul Campbell, Allan Todd,
Arthur Bagnall and Ed. Stenner. The
judges were Mr. J. Ridington, Prof.
H. T. Logan and Mr. James Gibson.
The trial speeches were limited to
three minutes; but those on Tuesday
will be seven minutes. Miss Betty
Allen pleaded for the dumb animals
which are unemployed as a result of
modern machinery. Allan Todd heartily endorsed the "Reign of Terror"
which now holds sway in the library,
declaring that so many are inconsiderate. As a suggestion for the prediction of future business conditions
and the control of the price level,
George Hall proposed that at the end
of each month every businessman
should report his opinions to a bureau
which could lay plans accordingly.
"Ubyssey" Attacked
"Lack of travel is the cause for
many of the criminals in out gaols,"
declared Arthur Bagnall, nleading for
the mentally deficient. Frank Christian praised the "International Mind"
which stands for all that is noble and
rises above petty nationalism. E. H.
King advocated a fairer way of e-
valuating essays. "Constructive criticism is what we need, not the destructive criticism of the "Ubyssey,"
declared Ed, Stenner, speaking on behalf of the Debating Club. Paul
Campbell regards lectures as a necessary evil of the present system of
education; the same material could
be found in text books much more
$10 Per Student
Is Quota for Drive
Three means of raising money for
the Stadium Fund were adopted by
Arts '33 at a meeting held on Thursday, January 22, at noon.
First, there will be no refreshments at the claps party, which is to
be held at Lester Court on February
(i. $100 will be saved in this way.
Punch will be sold at 5c a glass in
place of the refreshments. Secondly,
a dance will be given on Monday,
Januaiy 20, from 11 noon to 1 p.m.
An admission price of 25c will be
charged. A good orchestra is promised. Thirdly, caution money will
be handed over to the Fund. The si r-
plus from last year's dance will he
given to the Stadium Fund, providing Council agrees.
The following
schedule is
posted in
the Auditorium.
.   Students
Arts 31
Arts 32
Arts 33
Arts 34
Social  Service
Science 31
Science  32
Science 33
Science  34
Aggie Occupatio
nal     7
The Publications Board offers a
prize of $1.00 for the best slogans
applicable to the Stadium Campaign, to be turned in to the "Pub"
office before Monday, January 26.
All contributions must be accompanied by 10c. Proceeds will go to
the Stadium Fund.
Federation Students
To Be Selected
For Next Year
Information regarding the Exchange of Undergraduates Scheme of
the National Federation of Canadian
University Students has recently
been announced. The object of the
scheme is to permit specially selected
students to take a year's work at another university in a different part
of Canada. This plan has been successfully in operation for some years
and serves to give the student a
closer insight into other Canadian
universities and other parts of Canada.
Any student who has completed
two years of university training or
its equivalent is eligible to make application to be a "federation scholar."
Accepted candidates are not required
to pay tuition or student fees but
must pay their own railway fares.
Candidates selected are required to
have a good scholastic standing, and
to be of such character and all-round
ability as to reflect upon the home
university with credit, Each university may select for exchange up to
one per cent of its total student body.
Fred Grimmett of the local Selection Committee is anxious to send a
strong delegation of U. B. C. students
east this year. All those interested
are requested to get in personal touch
with him immediately, as all applications must be in his hands on or before March  1, 1931.
Treasury Aspirants
Outline Program
Before Students
Nominees for the office of treasurer
of A. M. S„ Tom Brown and Jack
Thompson, delivered their speeches to
a crowded half-dozens rows of students in the Auditorium yesterday
The main topics of Brown's platform were first, enthusiastic support
of the Stadium campaign, and second,
support to the women in promoting
the Women's Union Building. His
fitness for the office was upheld by
Earl Vance in the following terms;
a year's experience in one of the largest financial houses of the city, close
connections with business men of the
city, an active part on class executives and in the Canadian Rugby
Club, and first-class marks in the
Christmas examinations.
Jack Thompson has already definitely committed himself to support
of the Stadium campaign and will
continue to support it in the office of
treasurer if he is elected. His experience consists of two year's accounting in a Seattle shipping firm
and experience as treasurer of A. M.
Honorary Degree
To Be Presented
At Convocation
Announcement is made by the Rev.
J. G. Brown, Principal of Union College, of a special Convocation service,
to take place Thursday. January 29,
1981, at 3.00 p.m. in the University
Auditoiium. The Rev. Principal Edmund Hi Oliver, of St. Andrew's College, Saskatoon, and Moderator of the
United Church of Canada, will receive
the honorary degtee of Doctor of Divinity. Dr. Oliver will address Convocation on the subject "The Place
of the Church in the Making of the
West." A cordial invitation is extended to all students and others who
are interested, to be present.
Noel Coward Replaces
St. John Ervine
"The Young Idea" by Noel Coward
will replace St, John Ervine's "Mary,
Mary, Quite Contrary," at the Players
Club's annual spring production.
"The change has not been occasioned by the intrinsic value of either
play. They are both excellent," said
the director, Mr. F. G. C. Wood, in
an interview. "But the Advisory
Board felt, after seeing a performance
of the first act of "Mary, Mary," that
it was rather a strain for the cast to
sustain the long dialogue, and at the
same time to retain the finish which
has come to be expected of Players
Club performances.
"The Young Idea," while as breezy
and pleasant as "Mary, Mary," is
altogether an easier piece of work,
and makes a better vehicle for young
Noel Coward, author of "The Young
Idea," is a brilliant and prominent
playvivsM. Though this play is noted rather for its pleasant modern
tone, some of his work, such as "Fallen Angels" and "The Vortex," is
considered extreme and even daring.
His light opera, "Bitter Sweet," is
running in New York at present, and
is expected to have a record run of
four years or more.
All who were engaged in rehearsing for "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
have parts in "The i'oung Idea," and
as the cast for the latter is larger
than that of "Mary, Mary," other
members of the Club will have an opportunity to secure parts. The production is scheduled for March 11 to
14 inclusive.
U.B.C. Authorities
Back Students
Full Program
Is Outlined
For Campaign
In the drive for the stadium fund
the various classes, societies and
clubs are getting together enthusiastically and planning many entertainments and contests. Yesterday
Science '33 made a start by selling
forty dozen hot-dogs at noon in the
quad and netting $44.00. The following is the program for the next
two weeks.
Friday 23—Evening, Aggie Ball,
Saturday 24—Women's Big Block
Monday 26—Down-town Soliciting
Noon, Gym., Arts '33 Dance.
Tuesday 27—Arts '32 Oratorical Contest.
Thoth Thwim meet. Lily Pond.
Yo-Yo contest.
Wednesday 28—Gym Dance, noon.
Home Economics Club Bridge.
Thursday 20—Campus Tag Day.
Uagait  (Thoth Club presentation),
noon, Auditorium.
Friday 30—English Rugby  Pep
Saturday 31—Down-town Tag Day.
Afternoon—Monster  Parade
down-town—Tea  Dance.
Monday, February 2—Frosh Pep
Tuesday, February 3—Gym  Dance,
Wednesday, February  I—Arts-
Science Rugby Game.
THAT the University auth-
oritiea are solidly behind
the students in their drive
for a Stadium requires no affirmation. The actions taken by
the Board of Governors and
Faculty speak for themselves.
The Board not only backed the
scheme by a generous appro*
priation, they made possible
and effective the contribution of
the Faculty by permitting pay-
ment in monthly installments
and they have authorized Professor Buck to superintend the
In connection with the Faculty action, it is to be remembered that some of them were
already committed to unemployment relief to the full extent of
their means when the Stadium
scheme was launched, which
makes their contribution the
more noteworthy.
Led by the Chancellor, the
Board of Governors has always
been anxious to see the University adequately supplied with
facilities for student physical
training and recreation. At
Fairview it was out of the
question, being a physical impossibility. Since coming to
our own site it has been a matter of keen regret that through
no fault of their own they have
been unable to secure funds for
this purpose.
Governors and Faculty are
gratified to find the students,
on their own initiative, undertaking to provide, first the gymnasium and now the Stadium,
the two fundamental units of
this absolutely necessary equipment. For it is necessary. Physical exercise and physical recreation are as necessary in
intellectual development as lectures, library, laboratory and
study hours. The brain is a
physical organ and to be healthy
requires a healthy body. Since
the life of a student at the University is a sedentary one he
must get his exercise by artificial means. The best and most
rapid effects are secured through
games, where the mind is temporarily taken absolutely from
the work, just as for work it
must be taken absolutely away
from the games. Experience
has shown that a man in the
j pink of condition can accomplish twice as much intellectually as one who is not, and a
man who has built up a good
physique can accomplish much
more in his life work than one
who has not. It was the appreciation of this fact that led
Cecil Rhodes to stress physical
vigor in his requirements for
election to Rhodes Scholarships.
It is a great waste of time and
money to give an expensive
training to those who will not
have physical energy to accomplish a life's work.
That students as a body need
nhysical training badly is shown
by   the   fact   that   only 25 to
30%  of them  could   pass   the
medical test  for the army  although after a few months of
physical  training  the  majority
were able to.
But it is not merely for phy-
j      steal and intellectual ends that
1     games are valuable, they hold
a place of their own in moral
training  and  character    building.
Every intelligent citizen concerned with the future welfare
of his Province should support
the students in their effort to
provide a most necessary part
of the educational equipment of
this Provincial University.
Recognizing that the "I'bys-
scy" reaches many friends and
graduates of the University
throughout the province and all
over the world, the Publications
Hoard is opening a Stadium
Fund and will publish all contributions received for this purpose. Checks should be made
out to the A. M. S. Stadium
Fund Trust Account, and mailed
to the "Ubyssey" by any readers who care to help the campaign.
i Out-of-town students are requested to meet in Arts 100 at
| noon Saturday, January 24, to
discuss ways and means of organizing a drive to raise money
for the stadium fund in the
provincial High Schools. AH
students whose homes are in
other parts of the province are
asked to come and bring their
suggestions. Organization will
commence immediately. THE UBYSSEY
January 23,1931
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Ronald Grantham
Editorial Staff
Senior Editors; Bessie Robertson and Edgar Broyn
Associate Editors: Margaret Creelman, Malrl Dingwall, Kay Murray and Nick Mussallem.
Assistant Editors:  Mollis Jordan,  R.  Harcourt,  Art  McKenile and Cecil  Brennan
Cecelia Long
Feature Editor: Bunny Pound. Exchange Editor: Kay Murray.
Literary Editor: Frances Lucas. Assistant Literary Editor: Michael Freeman.
Sport Editor: Malcolm McGregor
Associate Sport Editors: Olive Selfe, Guthrie Hamlin and J.  Wilfred Lee.
Cartoonist: W. Tavender.
Nows Manager: Himie Koshevoy.
Reporters: Norman Hacking, Don Davidson, R. L. Malkin, Day Washington, B. Jackson,
J. I. McDougall, Kay Greenwood, Jeanne Butorac, J. Millar, St. John Madeley,
Edith Mcintosh, E. Costain, Eleanor Klllam, Jean McDIarmld, John Dauphinee,
Tom  Howe,  Jean  Jamieson,   Berna   Martin,   Dorothy  Thompson  and  Anna  Fulton
Business Staff
Business Manager: John W. Fox.
Advertising Manager: Jack Turvey. Circulation Manager:  Reg.  Price.
Advertising  Assistants:   A.   C.   Lake  and  A.   Kennedy.
Business Assistants: Alf. Allen, C. Cole, M. Alexander and J. Bardsley.
Senior: Edgar Brown.
Associates: Malrl Dingwall and Bunny Pound. Assistant:  Cecil  Brennan.
Sports Editors: J. Wilfred Lee and Guthrie Hamlin.
To Smoke or Not To Smoke—or To Smoke Anyway
To smoke or not to smoke, or to smoke anyway—these are
the alternatives that soon will face a special meeting of the
Women's Undergraduate Society. At present it is a matter of
smoking anyway, although it is supposed to be understood that
women are not to do it on the campus. Because of this understanding, many co-eds who indulge elsewhere refrain from doing so in the precincts of the University, but a large number
smoke in parked cars and out-of-the-way places.
Is it best to ignore this practice and let the prevailing state
of affairs continue, or should absolute abstinence be enforced,
or should women be free to smoke at least in the Cafeteria and
in one of the common rooms ? The last question will receive the
most attention, and an affirmative answer seems most in keeping with the personal freedom that should characterize university life. There are matters in any society, however, in which
personal freedom must be sacrificed or limited in some respects
for the general good. Personal freedom being desirable as regards smoking, the question to settle is, whether it would be so
objectionable as to make it inadvisable.
There are a number of objections to it, and these must be
carefully weighed. If women were allowed to smoke on the
campus, what would be the effect on outside opinion and to what
extent should this effect receive consideration? Would overindulgence be encouraged, or would there be more temperance
if smoking became an accepted habit instead of being a secret
vice? Other than among those who smoke already off the
campus, would there be a great increase in the number of women
smokers and, if so, would that constitute a serious state of affairs? These are the chief questions involved, and if they can
be answered in favor of personal freedom for women in the
matter of smoking, then the undergrad meeting should settle
the controversy once and for all by taking this stand.
The Pub. Barricade
Visitors to the Pub office these days are surprised to find
themselves confronted by a counter of formidable height. It
makes further progress difficult, and cold stares from the scribes
on the other side help to build up an impression that casuals are
not welcome. Such, indeed, is the case, and was one of the
reasons why a barricade was thought desirable. No one is expected to pass through the gate except on the invitation of one
of the editors.
The counter, of course, has other uses—it provides much-
needed drawer and cupboard space, and makes it possible to
have a more efficient office. For this acquisition, and for the
conversion of a cellar into a comfortable room for the "Totem"
staff, we are indebted to Mr. Jack Lee, the Superintendent of
Grounds and Buildings, and we extend our thanks to him. No
doubt, being in the next office, he is as glad as we are that at
last the Pub has a barricade.
An Inventor In Our Midst
Chimney smoke is no longer a necessary evil, for an invention has been perfected whereby the nuisance is practically
abolished. Mr. Charles Duplouich, the inventor, more familiarly
known as Charlie, is a laboratory assistant at the University
and a friend of all Physics students.
The principle is simple and Charlie demonstrates it on the
furnace in his own home. The draft goes down instead of up,
and a much more thorough combustion of smoke and fuel is
obtained. Porous refractory material placed on the grates ensures a larger combustion surface. The amount of soot that
results is small, and the greater fuel efficiency secured means a
considerable saving of money.
As testimonials from a number of professors in the departments of Chemistry and Physics show, the device works satisfactorily in Charlie's home. The inventor however has designed
and will patent a special furnace, the cost of which will be only
slightly more than that of the average furnace. The "Ubyssey"
wishes him success in marketing his invention, and students
will doubtless do all they can to arouse interest in the undertaking.
In our last issue the opening sentence   of   an    editorial     entitled   "A
Reign of Terror" may have been mis-
loading.    The students    in    question
were not sentenced for talking in the j
library, but for defying authority, as;
was later made clear.    It was on this j
understanding of   the   circumstances'
that our opinions were based. i
La Causerie
The next meeting of "La Causerie"
will be held nt the home of Miss Alice
Gray, 2:U9 Victoria Drive, at 8 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 27. Every member
is asked to bring an "original contribution." Former members are invited  to  attend.
1 black note book in eufeteria. Please
return to Nic Solly or Book-store.
Art Club
A meeting of the Art Club will be
held on Wednesday evening, January
28, at the home of Mr. Ridington,
4512 First Avenue West, at 8 o'clock.
Mr, Ridington will give a paper on
"Canadian Art and Artists," illustrated with over fifty lantern slides.
All  interested are invited to attend.
"The Juvenile Court" will be the
topic for Miss Le Sueur's address in
Aggie 100, Tuesday, January 27, at
Miss Le Sueur has been engaged
in this work for some time. She will
deal both with the philosophy behind
its establishment and with the actual
methods of working and the results
The address is the second in a
series under S. C. M. auspices.
Editor, the "Ubyssey"
Dear Sir:
One feels that the after-glow of
the "British Debate" has been a fortunate occurrence, especially since so
few students witnessed the recent conflict. Students with whom I have discussed the points of issue in the recent
controversy carried on through the
columns of the "Ubyssey," are freshly and keenly interested in the matter
of our Empire's future trade policy,
as well as in that of debating tactics.
In addition then, to the satisfaction
which Mr. Yerburgh and Mr. Gibson may rightly feel at having delivered an argument which was indeed
substantial, they may be justly proud
that their effort has not been forgotten, even at a time when more recent debates have taken place.
In general, I feel that Mr. Brown's
criticism of our defence was pointed
in the right direction. Yet, one cannot but think that the critic was assuming too mighty a task when he
ventured to assay our team's effort
in so few words and under so few
headings. With no desire to be conclusive, I wish to mention two features of the U.B.C. defence which
were disappointing to me, a mere uninformed though interested listener.
They were: (1) a tendency on the
part of the speakers to be over-complacent in their assurance, and to use
a tone which rang of insincerity;
(2) the exhibition of a point of view
too narrowly "Canadian" to be desirable in a debate which embraced
our Empire as a whole.
But I must stop short. Mr. Yer-
burgh's letter silently reproves me,
reminding me justly, that I have not
read the "Art of Controversy," and
that my remarks are likely to be out
of order. Should participating students not, however, return from the
games and debates, eagerly searching
to remedy the cause of defeat? When
the conflicts are over, should we not
descend from the clouds of rhetoric
to discuss our failures and successes
earnestly, and in terms of moderately
every-day diction?
Yours sincerely,
Everett Hurt.
The Editor,
The "Ubyssey"
Dear Sir:
What is the matter with our Sports
Reporters? And what is the matter
with us that we permit such inefficiency to continue without comment?
On Saturday night, January 17,
Senior B played the Meralomas and
defeated them 28-24, showing a marvellous defense that quite baffled the
orange-sweatered boys. Then, when
our able reporter gets his hands on it,
not only do we find that they have
been playing the Young Conservatives
but that the score has been changed
to 24-20 in favour of that team.
Goodness knows, the support of the
basketball games is poor enough, and
the space given to the deserving Senior B is little enough without such
stupid mistakes in reporting.
—Fair Play for Senior B.
Sport Editor's Note
The mistake in naming the team
we admit. As far as the score is
concerned our critic has been rather
careless. The score was printed correctly.
My New Crush
He has always been such a faithful little fellow, too, Rhapsody has.
Steady, reliable, can stand anything;
(he pretty nearly has to). And now
I've deserted him, left him without a
second thought.
I've got a new crush.
His name is Mephistopheles.
I might explain here that Rhapsody
is the Royal Portable Typewriter
that F. and F. gets pounded out on.
He is called that because he is in a
nice shade of blue, and because of the
things I sometimes thump off on him.
I might go further, and explain
that Mephistopheles is the typewriter
on which Mr. R. D. Bouchette writes
"Lend Me Your Ears." He is likely
called that because he is a live wire
and not stuff.
I know. I spent the morning with
Mephisto the day that the "Ubyssey"
went down and tried to drive the
"Sun" staff haywire. Mephisto and
I got to be great friends. I fell for
his line before I had been at him two
minutes, in fact we all did. I am
afraid Mephisto is one of these lady-
killers; he is irresistable.
That certainly was a great day,
though. It was one that we deeply
appreciated, and will always be grateful for.
It was a surprising and delightful
experience for us to be held in such
esteem. We who have been frequently
referred to as "those wild university
students," to say nothing of "the corrupt bourgeois, could hardly take in
the idea that we had not only been
permitted to take over the task of
getting out a sure enough newspaper,
but we were given praises and commendations for so doing!
It is something like the feeling I
had the other day when told inadvertently that "Fun and Fundamentals" was really quite bright sometimes. You know—weird, sinking
sensation . . . brain-flash, can-it-be-
true . . . they say an occasional shock
is good for the nervous system. At
this rate, in almost no time at all, I
shall be getting quite perky, and
passing a remark about my Rapping
neighbor, or a Certain Well-Known
and Justly Popular Outdoor Pastime
—and then I shall be crushed again.
And so it goes on.
Valedictory Gift
Will Be Chosen
Prof. Carrothers Addresses
Vancouver Institute
"Unless the nations realize that the
world is an economic unit, our present
business depression may last for a
very long time," said Professor W.
A. Carrothers of this University, addressing the Vancouver Institute at
its regular Monday evening meeting,
held in Applied Science 100 this week.
Dr. Carrothers developed his topic
'The Menace of Business Depressions'
from economic depressions in ancient
times when war and bad agricultural
seasons were the main causes of the
trouble. In those days fluctuations
in trade were more localized, and considered to be abnormal events.
"But with modern inventions and
ideas," said Professor Carrothers, "the
different parts of the world were
brought closer together, with the result that economic conditions in one
country could change to conditions of
world-wide importance. The interdependence of producers is one of the
main causes for the present economic
crisis, in the opinion of the speaker.
"The basic cause of Modern Business Depressions is found in the use
of bank credit and the monetary
system," said Professor Carrothers.
"When bank credit is created faster
than it can .be destroyed, a raise in
prices and profits results, and as business assumes a "boom" condition, credit becomes less stable."
The development of economic nationalism since the war has been a
determining factor in the present depression, in the opinion of the speaker.
"The signing of the Armistice stopped
the fighting between the nations, but
the war has been carried on in the
field of economics," he declared. One
sign of this new war is the tariff
walls that are being raised now.
In conclusion, the speaker said that
in his opinion the debts incurred by
the nations in the last war would
never be repaid, and that bit by bit
the world would begin to realize this,
and take steps to overcome the difficulty.
Death Punishment
By '32 Classes Prevents Murder
Film of Saguenay
Interests E.I.C.
Building a massive concrete drain
on end and then toppling it into the
rushing waters of the Saguenay
River, was the theme of a moving
picture film shown at the meeting of
the E.I.C. on Wednesday noon.
The 11,000 tons of re-inforced concrete, reaching 93 feet into the air,
took six seconds to fall, and came to
rest eighteen inches from the calculated position. Nine hundred pounds
of powder were used in blasting away
the supporting rock. By bringing
"their unique and daring plan to a
successful conclusion" the engineers
effected a saving of between $200,000
and $1100,000, spending only $70,000
on the project.
Mr. Perry from Eastern Canada
was responsible for the film, and Prof.
Gillies, of the Mining Dept., did the
projecting. A second reel showed
views of the R-100 in her trip to Canada, views of Niagara Falls and the
Canadian Rockies and ended up with
a surprise by showing glimpses of the
well-remembered baptismal ceremonies at our own  beloved Lily Pond
Forestry Club
Mr. J. H. Jenkins, Timber Products
Supervisor, Dominion Forest Products Lab., will speak on "Sawmill
Waste and Its Utilization" (with lantern slides), Tuesday noon, January
27. Room 235 Ap. Sc. All interested
Literary Forum
A song written for the Women's
Literary Forum was presented to its
members by the composer, Jean Mar-
golis, at an informal meeting held in
the gymnasium Wednesday, January
21, at noon. Members are forming
a chorus and will sing the song in
appropriate costume at Hi-Jinx Saturday.
At a poorly attended noon hour
meeting held by the Juniors of Arts,
Science and Agriculture in Arts 100,
on Tuesday, Kenneth Beckett, president of Arts '32 announced that owing
to the failure of the classes to arrive
at a decision on the Valedictory selection last fall, it had been necessary
to call another meeting.
E. H. King, head of the new investigation committee, which had been
chosen to select further possible suggestions for a Valedictory gift gave
his report.
He explained the work accomplished
by the new committee and announced
that two further suggestions had been
added to the previous selections. The
list of suggestions stand as follows:
(1) A Loving Cup and Scholarship.
(2) A Clock.
(3) A Public Speaking Course.
(4) Student Union Building Fund.
(5) An   Athletic   Fund   to   further
Inter-High   School   competition
and   strengthen  the  bonds between the High Schools and the
After   several   opinions   had   been
expressed   regarding   the   validity  of
the subjects, the report was not adopted, but deferred until the next meeting, which is to be held as soon as
The feeling expressed was that an
early choice of a gift was absolutely
essential. A special advertising campaign will be launched to stimulate interest among the classes.
The Anvil publishing Company announces that 50'< of receipts from
the sale of the "Anvil" on the campus, from today until next issue,
and 50'/ of subscriptions taken out
on the campus, will be given to the
Stadium Campaign Fund. The magazines are on sale at the University
Bookstore. St. John Madeley is the
student representative.
Council Breaks Record For
Short Session
A Telephone will be installed in
the office of the "Totem," according
to a decision arrived at by the Students' Council on Wednesday night.
A motion to this effect carried without
much discussion. The telephone will
be used for communication with outside points.
A budget of $25.00 was granted to j
the L.S.E. for the entertainment of'
the Porto Rican debaters when they'
arrive  in Vancouver  in  March. j
The meeting was very brief and
adjourned  in  almost  record  time.       •
The respective merits of capital
punishment and life imprisonment
were discussed at an informal debate
held under the auspices of the Debating Union, January 21. This was
the first of a series of debates planned to give members of the Union opportunity to show their ability as
The question at issue was "Resolved that Capital Punishment is the
best preventative for murder." Those
participating were: Innes MacDou-
gall and Nathan Nemetz for the affirmative and Leonard Wrinch and
Frank Christian for the negative. The
decision was given by a small margin
to the affirmative side.
The debate was judged by Professor H. T. Logan, who concluded his
remarks with a constructive criticism
of the participants.
University of Porto Rico
To Send Debaters Here
A tentative date of March 9 has
been set for the forthcoming debate
between a Varsity team and a team
representing the University of Porto
Rico. Members of the Debating Union say that this should arouse particular interest as a visit from this
distant part of the West Indies is a
novel event in local debating history.
For some years a team from Porto
Rico has been planning this tour. Now
that their arrival is actually to take
plaae, members of the Debating Union
are making wide preparations. A subject for debate has not yet been decided upon.
Owing to conflict with the Stadium
drive the meeting of the Women's
Undergraduate Society at which smoking is to be discussed has been postponed from January 28 to Wednesday,
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Native Problem
In South Africa
Is Discussed
<<TTHE RESULT of the contest of
I European Civilization with the
African native, particularly in
South Africa, was such as to alter
his entire mode of life: in fact to
warrant the partial disruption of the
old tribal system." said Talosa Tim-
mins, when she gave a paper on "The
Economic, Political and Social Aspect of the Native Problem in South
Africa" at a meeting of the Historical
Society on Tuesday at the home of
Mrs. D. C. Harvey.
"Side by side with the development
of the Capitalist Industrial System,
there has grown up the "Poor white1'
problem: a predominant feature of
South African Industrial life and a
direct result of the European's dependence on native labour and his
prejudice against manual work."
stated the reader of the paper. "Again
it is to capital industrialization that
we may look for the main cause of
bringing the black man into competition with the white." In order to
lower the cost of production the employer used natives instead of white
people. Natives were more easy to
supervise and less able to complain of
the conditions either in the mines or
in the factory.
'Had sufficient land been left for
their tribal and domestic requirements,
there would have been little trouble
with the natives, either in industry or
in political affairs," said Talosa Tim-
"In its political and social aspects
the native problem of South Africa
is less menacing. The problems which
have been raised in the economic life
of the community must be saved before it will be wise to attempt to define the natives' political and social
"The growth of South Africa to a
self-governing state has been complicated by the color problem, for the
Europeans have been consistently and
naturally opposed to any extension
of political rights to the negro,"
stated Miss Timmins.
The social aspect of the native problem is more concerned with the future. The African negro has never
demanded absolute social equality with
the European at any time—yet there
is reason to believe that with European education provided for the native, together with his daily contact
with European Civilization, the demand might be logically made.
The Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear   Sir:
The Stadium must be built—and
soon. We must continue to progress
in athletics as we have done in matters of culture and science'. The time
is come for further intercollegiate
meetings and the Stadium is now a
The Women's Building must become
a fact.
The spirit and ability of the students is sound and can overcome these
and other difficulties. Leadership and
co-operation are needed. I want to
play a part in this, appreciating the
need and knowing that our ambitions
can be realized.
For the post o f Treasurer you
should elect a student with experience in accounting and one who has
a fair acquaintance with individuals
and methods in the City of Vancouver.
My year's experience in a financial
house in the city should be of value
to you.
Your Treasurer should be an all-
round man, one who regards as paramount the interests of the Student
Body at large rather than those of
any particular group. Participation in athletics, executive positions
held, and other student activities help
me to have such a viewpoint.
I ask your generous consideration
of my candidature.
Yours truly,
—Tom   Brown.
I Litany Coroner I
// you can keep your cash, when all
about you
Are spending theirs on ice-cream, fizz
and chips,
If you can shake your head and say,
"Nc. thank you,"
When   fools   are   offering   "certain"
Derby tips.
If you can watch the babe while mother's washing.
Or break the coals and sticks with
smiling grace
Or rise at six to hoe and weed the
And say, "I love to work about the
place I"
I  scorn those  lazy  oafs who  lie in
Long after Sol has raised his shining
I love to fetch the milk and beat the
And see that all the hens and ducks
are fed,"
If you can say, "I really am not hungry,"
When  guests  arrive  and  dinner's
rather small,
Or pass the plate of cakes around at
And take the smallest, plainest one
of all,
If you  can settle  down  with  Keats
and Shakespeare.
While others waste their time on Nelson Keyes,
If  you  can  say  "I simply  love  my
And all my teachers dear I strive to
If you can do all these things that
I've mentioned,
And heaps of others in my mind that
There is no doubt that all the other
Will say,  "You are a silly ass,  my
son!" —S.W.M.
I've seen ambitious student men
Play chess in their secluded den,
I've watched them play a soccer game,
Play horseshoes in the drizzling rain,
Play hockey with their sticks and
Play rugby on a field of muck,
Play tennis on the tennis-courts,
And basketball in colored shorts,
But 0 ye gods, with shameless faces
In lecture rooms and public places
I've seen them play with yo-yos.
What People Are Saying:
Dr. Topping: "Every man,
woman and child on P. 323
knows everything about everybody else."
Peggy Cornish: "My skating
isn't funny.   It hurts."
"Bill Selder: "To cook, or not
to cook.   That Is the question."
The Frata: "And we might
have given the money to the
Prof. Harvey: "Someone here
may be writing the national
anthem. I wish to Heaven
someone would."
Dr. D. C. B. Duff: "I'll take
your word for It."
Prof. Black: "What about
burying all the professors on
the Boulevard and making it
a second Appian Way."
Hockey Player: "Mr. Black
goes first."
Dr. Evans: "Will you allow
me to speak English for a
Snappy Slang Slurs Sport Ed.
At last the sport editor has
found something to play with.
On last Tuesday's sport page he
has shown the results of his
novel recreation of wiggling
words into peculiar positions
and teasingly toying with terms.
He raspingly writes, "Cougars'
Claws Cut Collegians" and
"Cross Country Course Calls
Cindermen" and mindfully mentions "Bonny Bunny." I hope
he has had his fill of fun in attempting to produce a provoking prattle that is practically
impossible to pronounce.
May we suggest that in
succeeding "Ubysseys" this
sportsman should discard his
strange diversion and spend his
time and talent turning out
more Sportorials for his Campus Camera.
The Editor "Ubyssey"
Dear Sir: I
Today  the  members  of  tho  Alma!
Mater Society will choose a successor
to  their  former  Treasurer,  who was i
forced to resign.    As a candidate for j
this   office   I   believe   I   fully   realize,
the responsibility attached to it. Dur-1
iriK tin' three years before coming to!
the   University   I   was   employed   in!
various   capacities   by   the   Canadian!
Pacific   Railway Company in  Seattle,!
the   I.uckenliach   Steamship  Company
of  the  sani"  city  and  finally  by  the j
Canadian     Transport    Company    of
Vancouver.      The    familiarity    with.
accounting and  general  business tactics gained during this period coupled:
with  a  knowledge  of campus  activi-!
ties acquired  by virtue of my  present1
position as Treasurer of the Artsmen's
Undergraduate Society form the practical   qualifications    for   the   position
in i|Ue Uion.
I  wish   finally  to  thank  those  who
have supported me at  this time.
Yours truly,
,1.  \V. Thomson. ,
German Club Tours
Post-War Europe
On Monday evening, the German
Club made the home of Miss Weir the
starting-point of a trip through
North-western Europe. Guided by
their hostess, the elated tourists left
Craydon Field for Paris by air at 8.30.
During the time spent in the French
capital such points of interest as the
Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Tuil-
eries Gardens, the Arc de Triomphe,
the Hotel des Invalides, in which
Napoleon's remains have been placed,
the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero and
the Champs Elysees were a few of the
places visited. A performance of
"Samson and Delilah" at the Opera
proved to be a major attraction.
A hurried journey through the
north-east proved that the ravages of
war have not been entirely erased.
Geneva was made the next stopping-
place. The international city, on the
shores of Lake Leman and under the
shadow of Mt. Blanc brought back
memories of Byron and Rousseau. An
old church boasted of a pulpit from
which Calvin and John Knox had
voiced their religious beliefs,
The journey continued through
Switzerland to Innsbruck and Ober-
anmiergau, and finally Munich. Here
the Burgomaster guided the club members through the Citv Hall. Nurem-
burg, the city made famous by Hans
Sacks and Wagner was the next stop
and her*' the young tourists regaled
themselves with beer and pretzels.
Members are notified that the fee
of ROc should be paid to the secretary-treasurer as soon as possible.
Medicine Nan's Lid Lifted
As Caf Cofee Stupifies
The famous headdress of that
widely respected and well loved
warrior, Sitting Bull, was pinched in the Caf. Monday noon
by daring Varsity braves.
Soothed by the delights of
Caf. coffee the medicine man
dozed, although he was in the
midst of enemies smarting for
revenge. With a gasp he suddenly jumped to his feet, seeking
the precious adornment. But it
had mysteriously disappeared.
The occupants of the Caf.
were then given a specimen of
that form of comedy known as,
"A bull in a china shop." Frantically he searched the floor, but
all  in vain.
Next followed an unofficial
tour of the campus and the Arts
common-'room in search of the
missing symbol of authority.
Wrathfully he tramped into
that scene of overworked pre-
cosity, the Pub office and thundered, "who was it pinched my
hat?" With all due tenderness
it was returned to him, together
with a good deal of extempore
chaff. Muttering his thanks the
big chief strode out, and was
last seen disappearing over the
plains on his trusty steed.
Lapses and Relapses
Culled from Council
A. M. S. Business Mgr.:    "I
remember in the old days how
President    Men's    Athletics:
What's the score?"
Pres.    Women's    Undergrad.
(Half the Council being temporarily absent, and the rest
somnolent): "This is a hectic
Ye Scribe (to himself): "What
IS the score?"
The Stadium
Even   if  we    do    not    raise    the
$20,000.00, the students will at least j
have a half million in fun, which will j
certainly    help    the    unemployment.!
Every movement  must have a  principle if it is to succeed.
A New Educational System
If the   University  wishes to  raise
its standard of education,   the   sim- j
plest   method would  be  to  allow  all j
students, who get First Class Honours ;
in any subject, a rebate of $10.00 on I
next year's fees; a second Class would |
get $5.00 rebate.   On the other hand, i
those  students who only obtain be- j
tween    40-50';    would   be    assessed;
$5.00, and those who fail would have
to pay $10.00 extra in order to continue the subject.    Any student who
fails  more  than  three  times  should
pay   the full amount of the course.
Not every student can win a scholarship, but deserves some recogni- j
tion for the good work; while the;
students who are not sufficiently in- j
terested to make even a pass should |
be penalized in such a way that the
burden of educational costs would be |
lightened for the public.
There is a third type of student j
vvho specializes on his good subjects j
and trusts to make enough in them i
to pull him through. This type of
student would gain credits for good
work only to lose them again for not
passing in the weak ones. Thus the
law of averages would apply, and
would necessitate a more equal division of time spent on all subjects to
ensure him a pass on the whole
course (not the part) or, in other
words, the sifting process employed j
should result in a better and purer I
product in return for the capital in- i
vested  by the  tax-paying public.
And then there was the Scotchman
vvho   found   some   corn   plasters,   so j
walked into a store and bought a pair;
of tight shoes. !
It is about time that someone took up
tha question of women smoking on the
campus. There is an official tirade forbidding the indulgence in an odd cigarette among co-eds, but the parking
nnd is always handy so that the rule
not amount to much. By a conservative estimate at least 00% of the university smoke, though naturally not all
these smoke on the campus.
The spirit of Mid-Viotorianism appears
to be very potent in these parts. Cigarette smoking is nowadays recognized as
an ordinary human habit; in faot, Judging by the number of pipes belching
fumes around the university, it seems to
be considered effeminate by the he-men
of the place. Yet we have that silly for-
biddanoe of co-ed cigarette burning.
This eleventh commandment can have
very little effect in deterring the college
flappers from taking up the habit, since
they have ample opportunity to make
the acquaintance of nicotine outside this
university. As it is, those of us who own
cars have to put up with the ashes.
* *   •
There are apparently some among
the students who do not look with
favor upon the newest accretion to the
"Ubyssey" columns, the Sport Page.
Oppressed with misgivings the worthy
Sport Editor is interviewing campus
celebreties concerning their opinions
on his department. Now lest these chosen ones are inclined to be a little
harsh in their judgments I shall endeavor to say a few words in support
of this journalistic novelty.
For several years the Sport writers
have been striving for a page devoted
to their efforts. Naturally success
has brought an abandonment of rejoicing and this has sought expression
in fantastic phrases and incomprehensible head-lines. Nevertheless readers should recognize these as the vapors of journalistic ebullition and
make allowances. Doubtless the fad
will go the way of runt golf, the
yo-yo and other childish crazes.
* *    *
An example of the higher sort of
altruism is given by the Varsity
Chess Club in donating $10 from its
funds to the stadium drive. Even
the Muck Editor can hardly imagine
that the pawn pushers expect to use
the completed stadium for their mental activities.
fJsk point bhrk for 'THoobat
—also in half pound tins at 75o.
Kindergarten Fun
Marks Progress
Of Campaign
A swimming gala in the Lily
Pond and Yo-yo contest in the
gymnasium will be Thoth's contributions to the stadium program Tuesday. This will be
followed by a "Uagait" or entertainment in the Auditorium
Thursday noon. All proceeds
will be turned in to the stadium
Four prominent members of
the Thoth Thwimming Thoth-
iety will show their wares in
the trans-pondine natatorial exhibition Tuesday at 12:10, the
winner to be presented with a
mermaid's costume during the
Thursday noon performance.
The yo-yo contest is open to
all. An entrance fee of 10c will
be charged and the winner will
be presented with a prize of
$1.00. The four finalists will
give a demonstration at the
"Uagait." Entries must be
handed in to Fred Fisher, Art
McCulloch or R. A. Pilkington.
For the contest, yo-yo strings
will be limited to three feet in
length. The preliminaries will
he held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in
the  Gym.
Judges for the competition
will be Bessie Robertson, Don
Hutchison and Himie Koshevoy.
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Jack Thompson.
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January 23,1931
Hirsute Adornment of Knights Shocks Students
By Delbert Finlay
In the dim mist of antiquity there was once a gentleman
named Finnegan, whose hobby was a very quaint hobby, as hobbies go. Mr. Pinnegan (he was probably called Michael) would
dispose of his beard by jumping into a bush, then leap back into
the brambles and emerge in the full glory of his hirsute adornments. Mr. Lynne Pickler, who leads St. Andrews Crusaders
hoopers and the Vancouver and District Basketball league through
devious ways, may or may not have
told them that story in those little
inspirational talks before the battles.
But they emulate Finnegan.
Just a week ago the Crusaders lost
to Adanacs 10-4, a horrible incident.
The Crusaders were clean shaven.
Wednesday night they Journeyed
about as close to China as they could
!;et without leaving dry land, and de-
eated Varsity 18-16. Now they're
full grown men with beards again.
And those Varsity boys are bewildered just a little more than somewhat.
Not without cause.
Crusaders were very much to the
fore throughout the evening, which
may have seemed long to some of
you. This sudden sprouting of beards,
figuratively, by Crusaders had them
bewildered. Crusaders registered the
first point on a foul, and it was precious moments before Varsity tied
matters up. Then Crusaders went
very much in front with a basket,
and the boys were off to Camptown
and other races.
During one dreadful stage of the
proceedings, the Knights were all of
six points up. The half ended with
it 9-5, and University stock very
short. Mr. Douglas Mclntyre (one
dollar and 10 cents a point on Varsity) was calling for aid in plaintive
tones. Then, just as it always does,
came the second half, and more events.
The boys weren't working so rapidly,
and took their time about scoring.
Varsity climbed up to 9-7. Then Crusaders made it 11-7. Again it went
to 11-9, and then to 13-9.
While Mr. Willis, the zealous
guardian of law and order, called
time out before taking foul shots,
Varsity recuperated. Lee and Campbell scored baskets. And the things
were tied. There was cause for
cheers by the students (there must
have been all of 250 of them there).
Good things come to an end, and
Varsity's exultation died a very premature death. Jackie Young, with
just the nicest hair, batted in a basket
and put the Crusaders two up. Then
he scored a free throw. And then
he scored another basket. That left
very few minutes to go, and Crusaders began to hug the ball so tightly.
With 16 seconds left they lost it,
and Pi Campbell scored another basket
iust as the whistle blew. Really a
heroic effort, but about as useful as
purchasing a lock for the garage door
after the Buick disappears.
And that was that.
Editor's Note. The above classic
was penned specially for the "Ubyssey," in keeping with its policy of
providing its readers with the best,
by Mr. Delbert Finlay, known in
literary circles as Del. Mr. Finlay is
well known in Varsity circles and it
is rumored that he will run for the
position of mascot of the Canadian
Rugby Club next year.
War in Offing
The long standing feud between
the men of Arts and Science which
has lately manifested itself in sporadic chair-breaking and ducking
sprees, will break out into more or
less open warfare when the Champions of the two faculities meet on the
gridiron for the honor of their faculties and the benefit of the Stadium
After going into a lengthy conference with himself, J. McLean, the
ubiquitous vice-president of the Canadian Rugby Club came forth with the
idea outlined above which provides
for an inter-faculty Rugby game to be
played at the Varsity Oval on the
afternoon of Wednesday, February
fourth. It is planned to erect a ticket booth on the scene of the battle
and collect the sum of twenty-five
cents or what have you, from each of
the spectators, the proceeds to be devoted to the stadium fund.
The teams will consist mostly of intermediates with a few Big Four men
interspersed in order to make things
more interesting. This was necessary
as there were not enough Science men
on the Intermediate team to furnish
a complete line up. It is probable that
the Arts team will have more Big
Four men in the back-field, while the
Engineers will be stronger in the line.
Among the first team men who will
"be playing in all probability are Steele, Mclnnes, Farrington and Hed-
reen, who will uphold the cause of
Arts, while Bolton, Moore, Tyrman,
and Smith will represent the Science
In this issue will be presented for public perusal a few
opinions as to the merit of the new Sport Page. At the same
time one or two remarks in connection with our policy would not
be out of place. In the first place it is not the policy of this department to feature major sports and winning teams alone. We
consider that an important minor game is far more worthy of
stress than an unimportant major game. For instance if a
winning team trots down town and cleans up a tail ender it is
not so valuable as news as a Varsity team which is trailing in a
league competition to defeat a leading contender.
It is our intention to give minor teams a boost. In the
past the major sports have always been played up to the exclusion of their less fortunate brethren. It seems to us that the
latter are the very clubs that need publicity on the campus. For
instance, everyone knows of the activities of the basketball
squad while who knows anything of the Grass-Hockey Club?
Naturally we expect criticism for this attitude but we can
stand that.   It is after all merely a matter of give and take.
The Varsity English Rugby team
will tangle with ExKing George in
a Tisdall Cup fixture at the Brockton Point Oval on Saturday afternoon
at 3 p.m.
This will be the first game of the
Tisdall Cup Series as the conditions
of the playing field forced a postponement of the last two games.
The lineup for Saturday's game
will be: Mason, Murray, Nixon, Gaul,
B. Barrat, Griffin, Estabrook, Murdock, Ellis, P. Barrat and H. Cleveland.
The intermediates are scheduled to
play the Ex Techs at Lower Brockton at 2 o'clock while the Frosh will
join the battle with Ex Magee at
Brae mar.
Once again does the snappy Junior
soccer team go forth to the fray. This
time the boys tangle with Hearts at
Templeton South, in the first round of
the Con Jones Shield.
Manager Ralph Fletcher, assisted
by Bud Cooke has been putting the
squad through a lot of hard practice and it should be in first class
shape for the corning struggle. If
the boys play the type of football
they did last Saturday there should
be no doubt as to the outcome of the
The team:— Frattinger; Roper,
Grant; D'ekson, White, McDougall;
Cunningham, Smith (J.), Broadhurst,
Smith   (H.),  Todd   (L.).
Grass Hockey Fans
Billed for a Treat
If schedules of the Mainland League
are fulfilled, Saturday will see the
Varsity grass-hockey team pitted against its old rivals Vancouver; Brockton Point to be the scene of the battle,
while the top and bottom teams of the
league will face each other when U.
B.C. defies the mighty Cricketers at
Connaught Park.
It will be remembered that on November 8 last the Varsity team played
one of the closest and fastest games in
which it has ever figured. This was
the epic struggle in which the collegians almost succeeded in dividing the
points with their opponents, Vancouver, who were then the league leaders.
Next Saturday will be the first time
since that memorable occasion that
Varsity and Vancouver have collided.
This alone would make the coming
game one of unusual interest for the
students; there is, however, another
reason why grass-hockey fans can
scarcely wait for the outcome of Saturday's tangle. It is very probable
that the result of this encounter will
determine who will rank second in the
final league standing this year. Varsity has every prospect of passing
Incognitos as the latter have gained
most of their points by beating U.B.C.
while the former has still all its
games with the tail-enders in hand.
A victory over Vancouver would
place the college squad on an equal
footing with the city aggregation and
therefore with an excellent chance of
nosing it out of second place.
Stung into action by their defeat by
the Cougars last week, the Varsity
Canadian Rugby teams have been
turning out in a body these mornings
despite the warring elements. All
this preparation is very necessary as
they will meet some strong opponents
when they run out on the field at
McBride Park, at 2.30 Saturday afternoon to play the Meralomas.
If the Doys in the orange and black
run true to the form they displayed
last week in their game with V.A.C,
Varsity will have to give all they have
to beat them.
Unfortunately for the team several
gaps have been made in the line-up
by the Xmas exams, but it i« anticipated that their places will be taken
by some of the promising newer
players now turning out, j
Sport Page Evokes
Candid Comment
In view of the criticism floating
round on the subject of this page the
"Ubyssey" intends to obtain from representatives of various clubs on the
campus their opinions of the innovation.   The first interviews follow.
Heads Trite, Thinks Hoop Chief
Harry Thorne, Basketball Prexy,
spoke as follows:—
"Having been asked to give my
opinion of the present 'Ubyssey' Sport
Page, I would like to point out a few
features that I think would stand improvement.
"The sports that have the largest
following should be given the most
space and the reporters writing the
games up should be chosen for their
knowledge of the games. It is desirable that the heads have sufficient
interest to catch the eye but they
should not be exaggerated and trite
as they are at present. In the write
up itself care should be taken to make
it interesting to the student body in
general and not to a lonely few who
have an intricate knowledge of the
game. In some of the sports many of
the games are reported play by play,
which makes tedious reading for one
not vitally interested in the game.
"Pre-write-ups of the game are
one of the best methods of attracting interest, and if the "Ubyssey"
would feature these before the major
games, it is certain that more interest would be shown by the students. The use of .cuts by the Sport
department seems to be banned. These
are easily procured and add a great
deal to the write-ups,
"In conclusion I would like to say
that I think the separate Sport Page
is a step in the right direction, and
with improvements, can easily be
made the most attractive feature of
the paper."
Track President Speaks
In a special interview granted to the
"Ubyssey" on Wednesday, Leo Gansner, Track Club President, gave his
opinions of the new Sport Page.
"In the first place," he stated, "I
think the work of maintaining the
page should be shared by a larger
number of people; the present staff
will soon be quite inadequate.
Another criticism I have to make is
that the club notices should appear
on the sport page. That is the logical   place  for such  notices.
However, I have only praise for the
manner in which the page is produced. The idea of the sport page
is excellent, and the fact that it centralizes all sport news saves the reader the trouble of searching through
the issue for the particular sport result he may wish to know, I hardly
think I am qualified to critize the
page from the viewpoint of balance
and journalistic ability as I have
not given the matter thought. I am
pleased with the publicity the Track
Club has been given in the preceeding
issues of your paper."
There will be big doings at Kerris-
dale Park Saturday when the pride
and joy of the Varsity Soccer tJlub
tangles with Capilano, pick of the
Northside in the first round of the
Iroquois Cup.
In last term's league fixture, Capilano playing on its home lot nosed
out the students 3-1. Many things
have happened since and the collegians are conceded a slight edge on
current form.
After two straight wins, injuries
are again stalking through the Varsity ranks. Al Todd, star forward,
suffered a cracked rib last week
while Costain received injuries to his
ankle. It is hoped that both will don
the Blue and Gold Saturday. Jock
Waugh, sturdy half, will be unable
to play and Wright (H.), will fill the
The Varsity defense has of late
been performing in big league style
but will have a job matching wits
with the lively Red forwards. In
Chalmers, however, the college squad
has a competent general fit to face
any scheme in the league.
The forwards have scored six goals
in two games which is remarkable
for a Varsity team. The Capilano
defense is not of the best and this
augurs well for Varsity.
The team will line up as follows:
McGregor; Roberts, Chalmers;
Wright (H.), Kozoolin, Cox; Wright
(B.), Todd (D.), Costain, Todd (A)
and  Latta.
Group A.
Sc. '32 vs. Theologs Tues, Jan. 20
Ss. '34 vs. Arts '31 Tues., Jan. 27
Arts '33 vs. Theologs     Tues., Feb.17
Sc. '32 vs. Arts '31 Tues., Feb. 24
Sc. '34 vs. Theologs  Tues., Mar. 3
Arts '31 vs. Arts '33... Thurs., Mar. 12
Group B.
Sc. '31 vs. Educat.   Thurs., Jan. 22
Sc. '33 vs. Arts '34 Thurs., Jan. 29
Sc. '33 vs. Aggies Tues., Feb. 3
Arts '32 vs. Educat.   Thurs., Feb. 5
Sc. '31 vs. Arts '32 Tues., Feb. 12
Sc. '31 vs. Aggies  Thurs., Feb. 19
Sc' 33 vs. Educat. Thurs., Feb. 26
Aggies vs. Educat. Thurs., Mar. B
Arts '32 vs. Arts '34.... Tues., Mar. 10
Arts '32 vs. Aggies Tues.,Mar. 17
Monday night the Varsity Badminton team came up against the strong
Hill aggregation and was defeated
12-4. The Varsity players put up an
excellent fight but were unable to
gain points against the superior
Shaughnessy team. Ian Campbell and j
Ellen Gleed starred for U. B. C, play-1
ing hard for every shot. The Hill \
team stands first in the League with
Varsity second. Saturday night the
U. B. C. players will come up against
New Westminster at the Royal City.
The team: Phae Van Dusen, Irene
Ramage, Ellen Gleed, Bunny Pound,
Nic Solly, Terry Holmes, Ian Campbell, Ken  Atkinson.
A. G. Spalding & Bros.
424 Hastings St. W.
Arnold Henderson and Jack Barbarie
Above are two men who have done
much to place the Senior "A" men
and women's basketball teams on top
of their respective teams. Henderson needs no introduction to students.
He is captain of Senior "A" men and
the main cog* in their zone defense.
Barbarie guided the destinies of the
women at Prague and brought back
the world's championship. Now his
team is on the way to another championship.
To-night's the night for the ice
kings, for to-night it is that the Varsity ice-hockey sextette is planning to
start on its winning streak by putting
the Ex-King George steel-shod contingent to shame when it settles
an argument with them at the Arena
at 10.30 p.m.
Two weeks ago to-night the students lost a game to the Wanderers
by the narrow margin of one tally.
This was an unexpected set back but
it only served to put the rah rah boys
on their mettle with the result that
recent practices have shown a marked
improvement in the team. With the
slightly rearranged line up which they
intend to use to-night the collegians
say that they can see no hope whatever for the Ex-King aggregation.
The team will be: Darrah, Rams-
den, Horseman, Dorrell, Kirby, McGregor, Huston, Wightman.
If the secretary writes a letter, it is
too long.
If he sends a postal, it's too short.
If he sends out a notice, he is a
If he doesn't send a notice, he is
If he attends a committee meeting
he is butting in.
If he stays away, he is a shirker.
If he duns the members for dues, he
is insulting.
If he fails to collect the dues, he
is slipping.
If he asks for advice he is incompetent.
If he does not, he is bull-headed.
If he writes his minutes complete,
they are too long.
If   he   condenses   them,   they   are
If he  speaks on  a subject,  he is
trying to run things.
If  he  remains  quiet,  he  has lost
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust—
If others won't do it,
The Secretary must.—Ex.
Varsity Senior "B" men   defeated
Mountain  View 20-24 Saturday  and
not Young Conservatives   as   incorrectly printed on this page Tuesday.
Soph:   "Say.I   hear  you   failed
English.    Is that true?*'
Fresh: "Yeah, the prof, asked us to
write an essay on the "Result of
Laziness" and I sent up a blank sheet
of paper."—Ex.
Our own private idea of carrying
a joke too far is for a professor to
hum "Home, Sweet Home, when he is
handing out the mid-year exam questions.—Ex.
Always Welcome
At The
Alma Academy
WED. and SAT.
During recent excavation at an
eastend football ground workmen unearthed a few bones and a set of
teeth. It is thought that the rest of
the referee escaped. —Ex.
Stadium Drive
Gets Under Way
Various abstruse ways of raising
the required $20,000 for the stadium
field have been suggested and approved by various stadium officials.
One class will hold a wild and wooly
yo-yo competition (consolation prizes
for those who refrain from swearing while yoing); another will sponsor a tag-day on the campus, when
beseeching young co-eds will bully
Science-men into paying a quarter for
a little piece of card-board. That
noble institution, the Thoth Club, will
stage an inimitable "ballet," "pep-
meeting," or what they will, and force
their dynamic personalities on the
unwitting students for the space of
one lunch-hour (Admission, free. Silver collection). It is rumoured this
gifted company will also grace the
boards of a down-town theatre for
one evening, U.B.C. would spring into immediate world-fame.
The staid Seniors are threatening
to throw open the Auditorium (Georgia St.) one night and show outsiders just how much pep goes into
a Varsity dance. (Tickets $2.00).
There is a whisper abroad that the
Red-shirts are inveigling Artsmen to
attend several gym-hops during the
two weeks' drive. Aggies have not
been heard from as yet (perhaps they
are afraid!) but it is likely they will
hold an open-air market and auction
off strictly fresh eggs and tender
young chickens.
The air is a-sizzle with secrets.
Shoe-shiners and suit-pressers are piling up orders before the Aggie. Each
class is vieing with the other. Before
the end of the second week the campus
will be an unknown spot. The poor
Freshman will think he is in a Persian
market. Professional automobile
washers will be turning the parking
field into a laundry; peanut vendors
will be disturbing lectures; seats will
be filled in 1 o'clock lectures and notes
taken down for a nominal fee; "Turret" cards will be exchanged for a
small commission; old sweat-shirts,
gaudy scarves, faded leather-coats will
be auctioned off; egg sandwiches will
bring a high price; it is even whispered that fraternity-pins will be loaned for the Aggie and the Senior
Ball at a high rate of interest. Money
will flow in, and the Stadium Committee will smile tolerantly on the
wayward ones who said that college
spirit was buried years ago at U.B.C.
The barometer will mount ever upwards and on-wards and 1931 will live
forever in the memory of man as the
year in whjch the students showed the
Government what they were made of.
A school-teacher was trying to make
a class understand what a volcano is
like. In reviewing the lesson, she drew
on the black-board her own conception of a flaming mountain, using
colored crayon with extraordinary
"What is it?" she asked. The
shook their puzzled heads,
does  it look like?" she pur-
A small boy answered soberly:
looks like hell, ma'am."—Ex.
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