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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
Volume IX.
No. 28.
Varsity Determined to Win Big
McKechnie Cup Game Saturday
Team Continues to Improve and a Win From Vancouver will
Tie the Race for Cup
On Saturday afternoon the crucial game of the McKechnie Cup series
oocurs, Varsity playing Vancouver for the second time. At the present time
Varsity have won two gameB and lost one while Vancouver have won two and
lost none so that a win for Varsity will tie the race while a loss means
that Vancouver retains the trophy for another year.
In the flrst game against Vancouver one thousand Varsity fans saw Vancouver win 81—6. Since then Varsity has shown phenomenal improvement
as tha following comparative scores will show:
Varsity vs. Victoria, won 9-3, 21-0; Vancouver vs. Victoria, won 30-0; Varaity vs. Stanford, won 6*8; Vancouver vs. Stanford, draw 3-3; Varsity vs.
Maoris, loat 12-3; Vancouver vs. Maoris, lost 37-9.
These figures show that Varsity has a decided edge on Vancouver as far
ai recent games are concerned. The greatest student crowd ever turned out
by this college saw the Varsity-Maori game ln which the blue and gold gave
ao brilliant an exhibition, and every one of these supporters Is firmly convinced that Varsity wilt win by a big margin on Saturday.
The teams will close a strenuous training programme to-morrow afternoon. The wonderful physical condition of Varsity ln the Maori game was
the principal reason for its successful showing. The coaches declare the
team to be in even finer shape for the coming tussle and are confident that
their proteges will give Vancouver a trouncing long to be remembered.
Student tickets at the reduced rate of twenty-five cents will again be
available, The student body have given rugby magnificent support this season
while the teams on field has certainly given the crowd their money's worth
in every game. As this is the final gamo ot the season it is expected that the
greatest crowd of the year, greater than the twelve hundred odd who witnessed the Maori tussle, will see Varsity hand Vancouver Its flrst defeat In
three years.
Vanity Geta Congratulations
for the Fine Showing
Against Maoris
Following the broadcasting of the
results of the Varsity-Maori game a
steady stream of congratulations has
flowed to Bert Tupper from U.B.C.
alumni scattered ln all corners of the
world. Whatever may be said ot our
alumni in other lines they still follow
Varsity rugby with the same enthusiasm as in the days of the Wonder
Team. From the dons of Oxford to a
mining camp ln Mexico and an oil well
in Peru may be far cries but the cries
have the same congratulatory note.
When the following letter was viewed
certain players assumed from the postmark that it was an Invitation from
tho Mexican All-Greasers to participate In a triangular match with the
Yaquls Indians but were even better
pleased after opening it. Gordle Mac-
Lachlan was the coach of Varsity rugby In Its palmiest days and waa the
man behind the extraordinary successes of the Wonder Team of '21, '22 and
'23. It was unfortunate that no ranking team passed through Vancouver
during that time to give international
publicity to this 'earn of super-stars.
When MacLachlan returned to the
Varsity In the spring of 1925 he coached the Frosh of Arts '28 to a provincial championship and It la pleasing
to note that three of his pupllo, Eaton,
Mac Innes and Forrester, were prominent players ir. the Maori tussle.
Tho Hockzuma Copper Co.,
Sonord, Mexico,
Feb. 13th, 1927.
Dear Tupper:
•    Yesterday I received an account of
Varsity's great game with the visiting
Maori team, and  I  want you  to accept  my  sincere  congratulations  for
the  way   you  and   your  whole   team
played,  and  also  to convey  to  them
and   to  your  coaches—Tyrwhltt  and
Farquharson not only the same congratulations which 1 send to you, but
also   belief   that   this  game   will   be
the turning point of your past reverses
and that It heralds another series ol
successes In the future.
Your victory over Stamlfonl at
Xmas was creditable, but your defeat
by the Maori team by the narrow
margin of nine points Is something
with places Varsity at hist anionic the
ranking clubs that are playing i-ugby
In various parts of the world.
It was always my ureal ambition
that Varsity should one da> have ihe
opportunity ol stucklng up again.-w a
team of International standing and
though Ihe event did not happen during my time at college, that In no v,ay
detracts from the wonderful feeling
of pride which one feels as an alumnus, that when Vaislly's day did
come—she was ready—Just as those
of us who know her realized she
Yours very sincerely,
C. G. Mc.Luchlan.
Major McLaren Gives
Splendid Lecture
on Aviation
Shows Historic Development
and Practical Utility of
Air Force,
Major McLaren of the Pacific Airways Company delivered an address
upon "Commercial Aviation" before
the Engineering Discussion Club on
Thursday last.
The speaker at flrst traced the early
history of craft lifitvier than air.
From 1908 until 1914 little progress
was made. During the war, however,
aeronautics was given a tiemendous
Impetus. The machines evolved by
the Government engineers possessed
three essential characteristics: Speed,
climbing power, and maneuverability.
But none of these qualities made for
efficiency. Consequently when after
the Armistice, private companies purchased for commercial purposes many
of the used army planes, Ihey found
that the cost of operating them wa.-'
so great that their further employ
men! was Impracticable. Only those
firms which were able lo buy new,
and expensive passenger planes, survived, Such machines cost about
twenty thousand dollars, were capable of sustained freight, were inexpensive to run, and above all, were
safe. This tn contrast to the military
The fact remained, however, that
none of the English lines showed a
profit for at least five years. It Is
not the actual expenses for gasoline,
oil, and the like, but It Is the maintenance of hangars and personnel, together with cut-throat competition,
which hampers the enterprise. The
British Government has, since 1921,
been forced to subsidize the companies to the extent of live million
In Canada, our government supports un air force which Is half military, half civil lu purpose. It trains
men, and at Ihe same lime, performs
at least thret) useful services, first,
it aids in making topographical sur-
vi ys ol lilt I * ■ known regions, secondly,
It helps in maintain proper regard
for the Fisheries Act ; thirdly, It effectually llinlls the number of forest
tires Ami ll ban. been rumoured thai
.shortly wa shall have a cross-countr>
mall route.
It Is In Quebec and Ontario that
most of llie surveying work Is done
The photographer, knowing (he speed
ol his plane, tlie distance covered, the
angle of depression, and Ihe position
of the horizon, Is able, by means of
a mathematical formula, to plot out a
mosaic of his pictures. Imagine u
group of men covering one hundred
thousand square miles In one year!
(Continued on Pago 2)
Spring Concert
Programme is
By the process of elimination, the
music committee has drawn up the
final program, for the Spring Concert.
This program Is varied to suit the
audience as much as possible, being
somewhat similar to that of last
year :
1. National Chant  O Canada
2. "College Overture."
3. (a) "Invlctus."
(b) Kerry Dance.
4. American   Indian   Songs  by  Cad-
(a) Land of Sky Blue Waters.
(b) White Dawn is Stealing.
(c) Far off I Hear a Lover's Flute.
(d) Indian Mountain Song.
(e) Indian Love Call Frlml
5. Violin Soto—Cavatlna Raff
Leslie D. C. Brooks
6. Excepts—"II  Trocatore" Verdi
(a) Anvil Chorus.
(b) Strida La Vampa.
(c) Gypsy Chorus and Finale.
(d) Home To Our Mountains.
7. Orchestra  Novelty.
"In a Clock Store" Orth
8. Trumpet Solo—"Mon coeur a
ta volx," Saent-Salns
Harold King
9. Excerpts—"Madame Butterfly"
Miss Kathleen Baird and
Mlas C. Negora.
10. Humoresque    Dvorak
11. Land Sighting  Grieg
12. Piano Solo-Prelude Op.  2K,
No.  23, 22  Chopin
March  Op.  39, No.  1,
Alexin Hollaende
Miss Francis McDonald, A.T., CM.
13. Laud er Hope and Glory Elgar
God Save the King
Miss Vlvieniie Hudson will take the
solo part In the second No, of the Indian Act, while Miss Jean Woodrow
will sing "Indian Love Call" from
"Rose Marie." The principals In the
Trovatore scenes will be miss Nora
Haddock, Bill Plommer and Carl Barton. Bill Philips will sing the baritone solo in "Landslghtlng."
Annual Road Classic—Feature
Track Event—Tomorrow
Arts '20 Relay Run for First Time on Reversed Court*
The big day Is to-morrow, when the
Arts '20 Relay race will be run off.
After much discussion, editorial and
otherwise, the course is set, the men
selected, the time set and all Is ready
for the annual classic. This year the
race Is to be run over the new course,
and It is sincerely hoped by all that
the decision Is final, and that from
now to the Judgment Day the Arts
'20 Relay will be run from Willow
and Tenth, the site of the old University, to the new one at Point
The race will begin at 8.30 sharp
at Willow .nd Tenth, and Is expected
to finish in front of the Administration building at about four o'clock.
The Course
The course 1b the reverse of the
courst first set with a few alterations
to suit the new conditions. The
Track Club, which Is directing the
event have ruled that those following the race In cars, may watch from
intersections on the course, but except where the race follows the University Drive on Tenth avenue, no
one may follow the course. Any car
may follow the race along Tenth If
lt keeps on the left, side of the boulevard. In all other parts of the race,
the progress of the team can be observed only from street Intersections.
All students should be sportsmanlike
enough to co-operate with the offic-
Inhi ln this matter. Following Is a
detailed description of the course:
Lap 1—From Willow and Twelfth,
along Twelfth to Pine.
Lap 2—From Pine and Twelfth,
along Twelfth to Maple, down Maple
lo Broadway, along Broadway to Yew,
down Yew to Fourth.
Lap 3—From Yew and Fourth,
along Fourth to Colllngwood.
Lap 4—From Fourth and Colllngwood, along Fourth to the Deaf and
Dumb School, aloug Fourth to Tolmie.
Lap 5--Dumb School to Tolmie and
Lap 6—From Fourth and Tolmie, up
An Important Election Suggestion
Regarding the conduct of student elections we have made to the
Students' Ciiimt'il, a suggestion which was considered liy that body
at its meeting lii.st nie)it. Our proposal was, briefly, titat the poll
for elections to Council positions, exclusive of that of President, he
held on one and the same date. Shortness of tin- time now remaining
prior to the actual elect ions demanded imini'tlintc action in regard to
the proposal, if any change were to he effected tliis year, and the decision of the Council will he found in another column of this issue.
Quite apart from the Council's decision, we believe there is
sufficient worth in the proposal to arouse some expression of individual student opinion and our columns nre open to receive such comment. We are making, herewith, a few explanatory remarks for the
instruefion of the students, and also for the averting, if possible, of
confusion and misunderstanding in regard to it.
We believe the chief advantages of the proposed scheme are
obvious enough to require only a passing mention. The practical
benefits of time and labour-saving should appeal at once; the less
apparent benefit of a concentration of interest in combined election
meetings, and the opportunity of voting on eight offices by making
only one visit to the polls should appeal lo all voters, Furthermore,
we believe that by running through the elections in "short order,"
interest will be .stimulated so that a liei.vy and consequently representative poll will result.
In the past, with elections spread over a period of time, opportunity was given to (and taken by) office-seekers who ran for two
or three offices in succession with \arying success. We .suggest that
a good I,.S.|). president would nut imiUe a good .Men's Athletic Hep.;
yet a candidate may al present run for either office and stand good
chalice nf election, reeardless o! his ipialifieatioiis or luck of them.
Our scheme would make such office-seeking impossible, with one or
two good  results.
For instance, a candidate will he ashed to run for the office he is
most likely to gain, he will run on the sole basis ol' his ability tn till
a single olllce for, if he is not acceptable on his record, to the voters,
defeat is certain with no chance of re-noniiiiatiiui for another position.
Thus the best men will offer for each position, and stand or fall by
their choice.
We recoiniiiend our suggestion to the consideration of the
Student llody and as we said before, our columns are open to criticism of the proposal to hold elections lo Council posit ion-i, with the
exception of that of .President on one and the same day. The Students' Council Inst night considered it favorably.
Tolmie to Tenth, and along Tenth to
the Big Stone Inscribed, evongellically
"Eternity, where?"
Lap 7—From this religious inscription to the Gables.
Lan 8—From the Gables to the
front of the Administration Building.
The Entries
At the time of writing, eight entries have been made, of which one
Is doubtful. The classes definitely
entered are Eduo. '27, Arts '27, Arts
'28, Arts '29, Arts '80, Sc. '80, Aggies,
with a possible team from Science '29.
There is no definite favorite. Arta
'29, last years' winners, are conceded
a fair chanoe, though thoy are not
Invincible, having lost aeveral of
their last yoar's team. The team has
been considerably strengthened by
the acquisition of Maurice DesBrlsay,
formerly of Arts '26, Deb has done
considerable running. He has been
training hard lately, coming In third
tn the grueling Gross Country Ron
last week,
The tradition thnt a Senior Glass
never wins the relay may be upset
this year. Arts '27 came third last
spring, and has been strengthened
this year by the addition of Eddie
Mulhern, who needs no eulogy here.
The Seniors have quite as good a
chance as any this year.
The principal Aggie Stars are Welta
and Luyat on the first and second
laps. The team seems to shape pretty
well and should get a place among
the first three or four.
The big lap of the race will probably be the third. It appears as If
the race will be decided there, Mulhern, DesBrlsay and Selby will be
fighting lt out al that stage In the
game. Elliott has always given '27 a
good lead at the end of the flrst lap
but Mackenzie is taking his place
this year, so that the race should be
pretty even ln the earlier stages. The
results will be phoned lu, and students may keep posted by observing
the bulletin board.
Varsity Sen.  A, 3f:   Seattle  Pacific
College,  15.
Varsity Sen. I), ts; Jordan River, 21,
Varaity, 18;  New Westminster 5
Varsity, 1;  St. Pauls, 4.
Varsity, 1;   Ex. King George, 0.
The time draws near tor the annual
Spring performance of the University
Players' Club, and we feel we must
congratulate the Club upon Its excellent discrimination In the choice ot
plays throughout Its career. Of previous selections, as of "The Romantic
Young Lady," it Is evident that careful
thought is expended before the final
decision Is made. The difficulty In
finding a suitable student play lies In
th« fact that It must be a mature work
belli ting a university production, a
('ouiiueiidable hit of lltorature of use
to the students, and yet not a difficult
draniii which would suffer at the hands
of comparatively youthful performers.
"The Romantic Young Lady" fulfils
each of these requirements. It Is a
light comedy, simple In plot and yet
masterful In Its vivid Spanish style.
It affords opportunities for clever characterisation on the part of the actors,
and avoids the deeper emotions which
Inexperienced players could not. por-
trav. Above all, It Is hoped that this
amusing love story will stimulate
among the students an Interest In
further works of Martinez Sierra,
which Illustrate ln a more subtle manner tho peculiar philosophies of thla
great dramatist, of Ppatn.
Debate—U.B.C. v. Washington. King Ed. Audit'm, Thursday, 8:15 THE    UBYSSEY
February 22nd. 1927
®lj? Ifojawg
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association).
Issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student Publications Board of the
University of British Columbia, West Point Orey.
Phone:  Point Orey 1434
Mall Subscriptions rate: $3. per year.   Advertising rates on application.
Editorial Staff
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Edmund Morrison.
Senior Editors—David Warden and Donald Calvert
Associate Editors—Goorge DavldBon, J. Sinclair and M. Chrlstlson
Feature Editor—F. C. Pllkington
Assistant Editors—Doris Crompton and M. Desbrisay
Chief Reporter—Max Cameron
Sport Editor—Veruard Stewart
P.I.P.A. Editor—Mamie Moloney
Cartoonist—George Thompson.
Literary Editor—Darcy Marsh.
Circulation Manager—Jim Taylor
Business Staff
Business Manager—Gerald Stevens.
Business Assistants—R. D. James; lltiv. Patrick; Ross Tolmie, Evelyn Fuller
Senior, Don Calvert; Associate, Jim Sinclair; Assistant, Doris Crompton
Varsity's teums hnve uhvays been noted for their sportsmanship
and for the spirit of fair play, which pervades all of their contests.
Yet the students who support these teams and who no applaud this
sporting spirit, are themselves euch year found sadly wanting insofar
as fair play is concerned. This defection makes its annual appearance at the time of the Arts '20 Uelny, when part of the studentH
persist in preceding and in following the runnel's over the whole
route in curs, and the rest of the students at the finish persist in
crowding out into the road and ho leaving insufficient track for the
Fumes from passing cars are most detrimental to the runners.
No amount of cheering from the occupants of tho car can ntone for
the poisonous gases which tins straining athlete is forced to inhale.
The ordinary business traffic along the route of the race is quite
enough for the individual athlete to cope with, without the traffic
jams occasioned by student cars nt the end of each lap. The greatest
congestion occurs at the finish when the waiting crowd edges out
into the road leaving a narrow irregular lane for the runners. At the
end of his lap the average competitor is running on nerve alone and
no dazed runner should he expected to finish hy picking his way
through parked cars and a jostling crowd. What the runners desire
most is not more cheering but more room.
Each year the Track Club sends out the same appeal for fait*
play, yet tho same thoughtlessness and selfishness mars every race.
Just a little of the much admired sporting spirit of tho teams among
the supporters will make the race faster and cleaner in every way.
It is a moat unfortunate fact that the attention of the Student
Body must again he called to the abuse of University property. Evidently some of the less accomplished students, in a final effort to
become either famous or notorious, work off their superfluous energy
by immortalizing themselves on the bneks of the University desks.
Not content with scratching names, making hideous attempts at
drawing and leaving notes for friends coining to the next lecture,
they even cut chips off the desks. Although the so-called student
may be absolutely devoid of interest in the lecture, very little can
be said for his powers of self-control, and also for his pride in this
new University if he is unable to sit still for an hour without disfiguring comparatively new desks.
Some people who do not find even this sufficiently amusing
must also advertise themselves on the windows. Though V. R. (!.
student:) may not realize it, they are extremely fortunate in having
well liglited lecture rooms. It is, of course, impossible to keep the
windows spotlessly clean but that they should be made very much
worse by long lines of finger prints, names and initials, makes one
wonder if this University is really the abode of sensible men and
women. If those who are responsible I'm- so much untidiness would
but realize what a poor impression their handiwork uives to University  visitors, they  would   probublv   be  less destructive   in  future.
S.CM. Again Sounds
Clarion for Retreat
The first Retreat of this present
year was held last Saturday and Sunday. The same quarters that did
service as shelter on two former occasions again drew to Its hearth a group
of happy students. The weatherman
and some others present enacted
pranks that assuredly were not lacking
In effectiveness. For example, during
one of the "fun" periods a heavy shower forced us to seek the protection of
a spruce tree as we were sonu distance from the camp. However within
fifteen minutes the sun broke up the
cloud formation and fairly beamed out
loud In an effort to make amend for
the discomfiture that had been endured
—if any,
The group discussions were nourished by tho remarks of our general
secretary, Mr. Clark and by Margaret
Gordon who has recently returned
from the eastern provinces, Perhaps
the results of this retreat cun be partially ntated In a single sentence.
What the S. C. M. wishes to share
with students everywhere, must be
caught as well as wrought,
Mr, Clarke will speak today ln Ag.
100 at the noon hour.
One of tho most Interesting meetings of the year has been arranged
for Tonight, Tuesday, February 22nd,
at the home of Dr. I. Maclnnes, 2545
3rd Ave., West, at 8 p.m. sharp. Every
member of the Cluh Is asked to be
present at thla meeting.
McLaren Lecture
(Continued from Page 1)
An  aeroplane did   It in  one  summer,
and   far  mote  accurately   than  otherwise possible.
ll. C.'s fiords are favorite poaching
grounds. In years past many fish
have been Illicitly taken. Hut now
violations are negligible for the men
never know at what moment to expect the aerial police. Not so long
ago the Japanese used to see the
patrol boat as she crested the horizon, and, by means of smoke smudges they telegraphed the news on up
the coast. All Is changed. From a
dear, blue sky conies a dull purr, a
roar, and down swoops Ills Majesty's
During the summer, aeroplanes
patrol vigilantly tho forest lands, A
puff of smoke is seen down In a vul-
ley. Al once tho fir*' warden Is
wirelessed; and an Incipient, blaze Is
quickly checked. Perhaps a call is
Hetil for fire fighters from a place dit
llcult of access, One seaplane last
year carried fifteen men to a blaze
in a remote spot In the inlerlor.
in concluding his remarks, Major
McLaren Invited the student* to Join
the Air Force Club of 11. (J., which has
lor lis object the arousing of interest
In aviation.
* .*» .
Next Tuesday, Feb. 2?, at Ii. If> p.m..
Major Swan, consulting engineer,
will speak on "The Construction of
the Grousie Mountain Highway", Illustrated bj' motion pictures. All
students and members of the faculty
ar« welcome.
As I lay prone,
In the leafy mountains, above
The noise of the world, I dreamed of
You. . .
And kissed your glove,
Also a tress,
No less,
Of your dainty, silken hair;
Ho that really I I bought It were
.Sweet us a prayer,
The grace of day
Like u hand above *>\i>ry tree
Of the  forest  there—as  I seemed  to
Was blessing me,
Washington Meets
U.BsC. Debaters
"Resolved that Political Democracy
Is a Failure." Such Is the wording of
tho resolution that will he the cause
of verbal contention between the universities of Washington and British
Columbia on the evening of Thursday,
February 24th, at King Edward High
School Auditorium, at 8.15 p.m.
This will he the third inter-colleglate debate of tho year and should
prove one of the most Interesting not
only on account of the topic under discussion but also because of the style
In which It will bo conducted. Tho
teams consist of two men—one outlines the caso for his side while the
other concentrates his attention solely
upon cross-examining the case of the
opposition team. Much room Is In this
way left open for exciting und humorous incidents, Of course disputes may
arlbe regarding the revelaney of the
questions ust.ed, the completeness and
donnltoness of nnswers given, and the
different. Interpretations given to the
resolutions by either side. In such
cases the question is appealed to the
Chairman and he is the final authority
in the settlement, of all such disputes.
Professor F. II. Angus, head of tho
Department ot Political Economy at
this university will be the Chairman
of the evening and should prove a
highly efficient arbitrator having a
thorough knowledge of the question
itself and also being very familiar with
the procedure of legal disputes.
The U. B. C. Teams
Messrs. V. It. Illll and G. J. Rowland
will make up tho V. II. ('. team at
home. They will uphold the negative
side ol' the question. I Sot ll of these
are we|| known for their for-'iisic skill.
Mr. Hill is a .lunior and ever since his
I res li ma n year here has displayed a
keen interest iii all debating activities
at Ibis I'nlversily having taken part
in many local and Vancouver Debating
League affairs, lie is also an active
member of the Parliamentary Club
and Vice-President of ihu Men's Literary Society. Mr. Rowland Is a new
coiner to the I'niverslty this year and
with one step came from the disorder
of the mass Into the enlightened order
of Varsity's foremost debaters.
On the evening of Tuesday, February 22nd, Messrs. Norman Brown and
Dave Steel of this university will meet
a team from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Both are men of considerable experience nnd should put up a good
showing against the best that Washington has to offer.
Students' Council
Considers Suggestion
Al Its meeting hist night the Students' Council decided lo call an Alma
Maier Meeting so thai the student
body might express Us wish In regard
lo the proposed constitutional change
set forth on ihe from page of this
Issue In regard lo elections. Notices
of this meeting me already posted
The person who removed the eagle
feather from the Counoil Room Table
Is aeked to replace It again as soon as
possible. Thla la required for a costume In the Musical Sooiety Performance.
Experienced Varsity student wanted
to coach high school studont In Matriculation Mathematics,
Phone: Kerr, 1563
That priceless possession —
an easy mind— is the immediate reward of insuring
I the happiness of your dependents against the day
when you can no longer
help them with your living
AasaracEiBi 1
Friend or Enemy ?
The delicate mechanism known as your eyes may be of great
help to you or a tremendous handicap. It is for you to choose.
Good eyes bring an easy and accurate perception that makes
study easier and results more worth while.
Norman G. Cull Ltd*
Prescription Optlolane and Optometrists
Compact as a watch s
necessity (or everyone
who has writing to do.
$5.00 down and $5.00
a month will buy one of
these wonderful machines
with carrying oase.
Very Special Price to
Varsity Students.
Remington Typewriter (o,
Phone, Sey. 2408
Love Is Blind!
Yep, but you oan tell by
the taste that they'is
The Musical Society Concert takes
place on Friday aud Saturday evenings of this week. This Is the last
warning to students to purchase their
tickets at once, We still have a surplus of one dollar and fifty-cent tickets which are selling quickly. Now Is
your last chance. A large fifty cent
section was agreed upon to accommodate the student, pocket. These
seats are nil good and must be sold.
Last year the concert was a huge
success, this year's entertainment
will eclipse that of last year. There-
tore get your tickets at once. Either
phone the box office of the J. W.
Kelly Piano Co, or purchase an exchange ticket during the noon hour
In the lobby of the Auditorium. Box
olllce Is at (157 Granville Street, or
plume   Sey,   0272.     Don't   delay,
Owing to the Arts '20 Relay Race on
Wednesday, the next sitting of the
Students' Parliament, for the despatch
of business, will be held on Thursday
In Arts. 100.
Sey. 62S7
This ad., written by Eleanor O. Chilton,
Art* '29, entered in our (treat contest. Eleanor
Ih awarded some Sapp Chocolates and a copy
of "Llttlo Women" In Esperanto. We cant
use the ad. of Max Cimeron, Arts '87, but we'll
give him a prize, too, when he calls, just out «
of meanness
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Agents for
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"Revolt in the
Published March 10th.
Price, $6.00.
-Book Dept
David Spencer
Let's  be Babbits!
A Babbit seems to be a term of
Treat opproblum among tho Intellectual elite of this University, with the
result that every student goes to the
opposite extreme In order to escape
the reproachful word.
A Babbit, however, has many good
points. For example, he Is enthusiastic over a cause, whether It be his
club, his homo town or his I'niverslty.
He merges his Identity In his organization, along with many of his kind,
to make that body a success. If his
town gains prestige, he openly glories
In lt. If It receives a slur, he Is quick
to resent lt, and to remedy the cause.
A Babbit knows how to co-operate.
He personally may be an absolute
zero, but he will do his bit for the
i;ood of his club and town. Many
Babbits working together may actually achieve something definite and
lasting, by a lot of work accompanied
by a lot of talk. Even If the average
Babbit Is merely a blind follower, he
still does his best.
A Babbit Is an optimist. He never
goes around with a haughty air of
lofty indifference, slamming his club
and town right and left. He reu'ly
believes that he is In the best possible
club, In the best possible town ln the
best possible country. He has the
winning complex thnt makes for progress. He Is out to boost, boost, boost
for those things In which he put his
Let's be Babbits!
A great many people ln this University are calamity howlers. They
spend their time slamming this university without offering any constructive criticism. They bewail student
apathy, and ln this walling provide
the biggest wet blanket In existence
to dampen student ardour.
In this column and elsewhere, we
hnve drawn attention to things thnt
are not quite right for the university.
We have ridiculed "Annual" write-ups,
the selfishness tn the cafeteria, the
"Kltl" habit, and a dozen other thing*.
Nothing, however, has been changed.
Tho "annual" write-ups are as silly as
ever before, and the other conditions
remain the same. The student body
Ib Impervious to criticism anil satire.
We nre tired of pushing- The only
thing to do Is to lead. Let's he Babbits!
We have probably the finest university site In the world. It is our duly
and privilege to build, even If we will
not. enjoy the fruits of our labor. Our
accommodation is 100 per cent, better than in Fairview, and is getting
heller every day. Varsity is constantly extending Its activities, In debating, athletics, learning, and in the
social  line, with  marked success.
We haw one or more tennis in almost every possible sport. We hnve
,i nnrliy team that hii.i defeated Sian
iiiril ini'l put up a u oikIin ul lichi
:i":iinsl i he Maoris. Past .war we \uiii
t lie Da nil' si', initiiing trophy, anil this
year we are out to win hack the McKechnie Cup. Our track club lias
all sons of promising material, and
a Ilrst-class coach. Our Players' Cluh
can compare favorably with any on
this continent, and has an excellent
auditorium and equipment. We could
go on giving instances of our success, and not be guilty of bragging.
And on top of all this, remember
that we are a very young university
that has only moved to these quarters last year.
Let's be Babbitsl
If we have no tradition, It Is our
great, p''"liege to create them. We
have tne materials for making this
a gnat University. Let's stop grouching and use them.
Let's be Babbits and boost tho
U.   B.  C.
Irate Father (to lazy son): Why are
you nlwayw  lying about the house?
Lazy Son: I never did! Don't think
much of the old shack, but I never
suld so.
— M.I.T. Voo Doo.
* •    •
Professor:: Why are you ho far behind  In your studies.
Student: So that I can pursue them
M.I.T.   Voo   Doo.
• «    «
Kngllsluniin (pointing to head on a
coin), That king whose portrait you
see made my great-greatgrandfather
a  knight,
American (pointing to head on a
coin): Mine was made an angel by
the Indian whose picture you seo on
that coin.
— M.I.T. Voo Doo.
by P.I.P.
Chapter IV.
Dark and menacing was the night
of Jasper Prout's nefarious deed. The
Aggie pens were deserted and all was
silent, except for the occasional
cackle of the roosterr and the fowl
language or the hens. Now and again
a soft and gentle "moo" or a sleepy
"baa" told that the drowsing pets
were longing for the pleasant company of the Agricultural students. The cool night breese bore In
mellowed cadence rrom the Aggie
Community House, the soft strains of
"Uooly over horses", and occasionally
the well known exclamations "By
Heck!" nnd "tiosh Ding It!"
The pastoral scene was Incomplete.
No drowsing shepherd-boy was ou
guard, nor savage watch-dogs. The
shepherd buys were all lu the Community House, while tho Cafeteria—
but that Is another story.
Jasper Prout crawled ou his hands
and knees to the row of poultry pens.
Now and Ihen he uttered a plaintive
"moo" to divert suspicion. His face
was covered with a dark handkerchief, while the clothes he wore were
too dingy even for u Science man.
Cautiously lie rose, and looked
around. All was safe. He crept
down the rows as furtively as a student passing the Librarian's olllce. At
last he stopped In front of a chicken
bungalow that bore the symbol "tj."
Prout breathed a sigh of relief aud
produced a large Hie from his pocket.
The lock was large and the work
was hard but eventually the steel loop
was severed. Prout glanced round.
Had the sound of the file been noticed? He smiled gleefuly as he remembered that the sound would blend
In with the singing of tho Aggies.
He swung the door open and looked in. There was the nest, and there
the one hen! Prout thought for a
moment of the possibilities of abducting tho hen, but decided that the
risk was too great.
The student produced a piece of
Cafeteria pie und held it out to the
bird. The fowl pecked at it eagerly
and then fell back unconscious. The
pie had  taken its effect!
Jasper Prout lifted the hen and
laid her aside tenderly, He grabbed
the nest and lifted out fourteen eggs.
Very carefully he placed the eggs ln
his handkerchief, and then, with a
grin of evel triumph drew a garter
from Ills pocket. And on the garter
were the words:  "Gus II."
Dark and menacing was the night
as Jasper Prout glided silently from
the scene of the crime, but he heeded
it not. Not only hud lie prospects of
meat wealth In his mind, but he had
left circtinistaiilia! evidence that
would he the ruin ol Iii.-; enemy, (ins
(To   he   Continued)
(The evergreen Wash State College
(P.I.P.A.) )--An unusually small percentage of failures was made by Washington State students during the past
semester, according to a statement
made by Frank T. Barnard, registrar,
(The Brunswlcklan, University of
New Brunswick)—The "Brunswlcklan," University of New Brunswick
monthly acknowledges among Its exchange papers the "Ubyssey" and favorably notices tho series "How It
McOlll Daily (U. of McOlll)—With
the purpose of fostering a hotter understanding between this country and
China, the Board of Governors yesterday recommended io tho Corporation
of McOlll University tho establishment
of a department of Chinese studies at
McOlll, and reported thnt the university librarian, Dr. O. It. Lomer, has
been corresponding wtth the Carnegie
Corporation In taking up the matter of
a library school al the university.
Oregon Agricultural College (P.I,P.-
A.) -James Uingley of Rburno, B, C,
Canada, junior In agriculture, has been
appointed to assist with the exhibit, of
Hie horticultural department for the
annual educational exposition.
U. of Washington Dally (P.I.P.A.) —
Prizes aggregating $1,000 are offered
undergraduates of American colleges
and universities by Harper's Magazine
In their annual Intercollegiate literary
The Students' Court
Under the proposed amendment to
the University Act It is proposed to
grant the Students' Council the right
to hold a students' court. Obviously
this would be a highly Interesting Institution. Only a slight stirring of the
Imagination Is necessary to conjure up
visions of prominent undergraduates
in Prisoners' Dock.
For Instance, Imagine a suit (or
damages instituted by a member of
Science '30 against the Arts students
for "Criminal assault, attempted murder and wilful destruction of valuable
property, to wit: one bowler hat."
Th« Jury would probably consist of
eleven men and the Murphy Twins,
Counsel for the prosecution. Ross
Tolmie, and Counsel for the defense,
Sandy Moore. First witness tor the
prosecution, J. O'Hagan takes the
Council for prosecution: "What is
your name?"
Witness: "James Patrick Michael
Dlnty Dugan Flnnegan O'Hagan.''
Pros.: "Did you or did you not see
members of the Faculty of Arts
assiilt certain members of Science 30."
O'H.: "I saw them foight, if thats
what ye mean."
Judge: "How do you know they
belong to Science '30?"
O'H.: "They wore their underwear
outside their clothes."
Judge: "Does that prove they were
Science '30 men?"
O'H.: "Yes, your honour. No one
else would be so Immodest."
Pros.: "Have you ever heard of
Pinkoy Stewart?" (Witness nearly
collapses—does not reply.)
Pros.: "Did you see the Arts' men
men destroy any bowler hats?"
O'H.: "No, be Jabers, they were
folghting for pieces of felt, I had a
job gettin' this piece." (Witness dismissed, second witness takes stand—
Member of Sc. 30.)
Pros.: "Do you recognize this piece
of felt?"
Sc. 30.: "Sure boss. Dats part of
mo old lid."
Pros.'  "You will swear to that?"
Sc. 30.: 'Uh huh. Here goos—!*!!
— !*o-!xJ*—."
Judgo: "Order!   Order!"
Sc. 30.: "Who? Me? i ulnt a waiter.
Get some other guy to lake your
(Collapse of judge—bell rings exit
jury for lectures.   Case adjourned.)
Lines! They are tho curse of existence! Only about two forms of lines
are of any interest and they are so
scarce they aren't worth mentioning,
however, of these more anon. Take
ilie Pub Poet for instance. Aren't his
Pins ihe curse of his existence? And
of yours,  loo, I'or that   matter?
Then consider waiting lines. But
ol emu -e you don't know what they
are. unless of course jnii have paid
your fees or heen to the Arts dance,
or your own class  parly     hut  I  torget
ol' course you haw all been to the
Ails ','!o class parly.
And I lien the lines you get sprung
to you--or for that matter, thai you
spring to someone else. The line of
the Innocent Freshet to, or the Prof,
who does not believe in going too
fast!     Lines!
And ihen the line up. "The line
up for the McKechnie cup team was
as follows: ..." grrrr. Why can't
someone Invent a team that does not
have a lineup. Or better still, let
us have the lines up of Interesting
learns- for Instance the Cafeteria line
up or the Executive of the Faculty
class party, or the most scandalous
(roup at HI Jinks. But or- "That line
Is busy." Quite so.
Which reminds me of the danger
line. But lour out of every five of
you know all about that anyway. And
as lor the clothesline, Ihe phone line
and the "I'hyssey" headline Ihe less
said   the  belter.
The other two that   I said  I'd  mention?     Oh   you   all   know   all   about
lhem    the    Life    line   and    the    yes
the  Melt  line.
That makes a hundred and twenty
lines.    Good enough!
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February 22nd, 1927
Agents, by appointment, for
Are Your Old Shoes Dead ?
Spring is coming, and college men are stepping
out into real live Ox,ords~."VARSlTYS" of
course—hot from the factory.
Show that real college spirit by wearing
"VARSITY" Oxfords .-real college
styles, designed by college men.
Have you seen the exhibit of college models at
McRobbies' ? There's nothing just like them
in town.   Most styles---
McRobbie Shoe Co,
amen, milium nn lu mhimi .. . .«.n i
Special StiMMMitt' lunoh, 26o
from 3:00 to 6:00
The University
Book Store
0 a.m. lo 0 p.m.
Saturdays, 0 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Loooo-Loaf Nots Books,
Exerclso Books and 8oribblors
At Redaoed Prloos
Also, Oraphio and Engineering Paper
Biology Paper, Loose-Lesf RefWo
Fountain Pens snd Ink
Pencils and Drawing Instruments
is the first thought
of our artists and
craftsmen when an
order is left in our
Let us make your
next Glass Dance
Programme a real
souvenir ol the occasion.
Stationers, Printers,
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Varsity's fast stepping junior hockey
team beat the ex-King Oeorge team
1-0 last week and therefore Bob Granger's pets enter the B. C. finals. Should
they beat the Terminals in the finals
they will win the Mainland title and
will travel north to play Salmon Arm
and other points. It Is the flrst time
in many years that a Varsity team has
been within shooting distance ot a
championship and everything looks
good for a championship team In the
Senior division in a few years. Granger says he will put every effort toward
thst ultimate object next year and by
the Improvement the men showed this
year we have every confidence in him.
He works the men hard and manages
to squeeze in more practice than the
Varsity team has had In many seasons.
Bob has that peculiar knack ot getting
men out regardless of how busy they
are and that factor makes a strong
toam. Remember when the Varsity
team went down to the Terminals at
the first of the season to the tune of
8-1 and everybody said well that. Is
only natural. Bob took the team out
and the next game they held the fast
X-K.O. team 1-1.
They then lost to the Terminals 3-1
after being ahead 1-0 at the second
period. That Is Improvement. In the
Junior division they have been going
great and they deserve a lot of comment.
Regarding Tickets
for Spring Play
The Rox Odice in Auditorium will
be open every noon, 12.10 to 1. Those
members of the Club who failed to
get their quota of Exchange tickets,
Saturday noon, 19th, are urged to obtain them at earliest possible moment
from the box office.
ln regard to proceeds from tickets.
Any amount from 15.00 up will be
taken by (he Business Manager.
Business committee has been arranged as follows to solicit the Faculties, Library Staff and Administration Staff.
Ails Faculty—J. R. Todd, J. ()'-
ttiigan, J. Risk.
App. Se.--(J. Newmarch, J.  Liersch.
Science IlhlK.-.-K. Wright, Jack
Agriculture    W'.   Mathews.
Administration    and    Library
lleniswnrih and Marlon Oram.
Varsity Canadian
Rugby Runs up
a Heavy Score
Beat New Westminster 19-5
in Intermediate Division
In the second game of the Intermediate Canadian Rugby schedule
Varsity beat New Westminster 17-6.
AU considered, the game was pretty
ragged. The Blue und Qold squad was
obviously superior, aud after the first
two touchos, the team began to take
it easy, so that the Royal City aggregation wero able to march down the
Held for their only score. After this
Varsity tightened up ugain and held
their opponents scorelesH while they
tallied another nine points,
Notwithstanding thu general looseness ot the pluy, there wus somu excellent football ut Union. The most
sensational play of the game came tn
the third quarter, whence Cece Helmer
punted from the Varsity twenty-rive
yard Hue, helped by the wind, the ball
went eighty-live yards before It stopped and Cece recovered It behind the
opponent line tor a touchdown. The
other touches were contributed by Parker and Straight, while Durham, Fraser and Robson played very efficiently
and directly assisted to run up Varsity's nineteen points. There Is no
doubt that Varsity has one of the best
backflelds In the city; these men
should form the nucleus of a great
Big Three team neat fall. The morning practices get great results, and If
this system is followed In the tall, Varsity should have good chances In the
fall Inter-clty League.
MoBcrop has been added to the team
this week. Brennan Is expected to be
playing shortly. Varsity has beaten
the other two teams by substantial
scores, so the prospects are good, tt
the boys don't get overconfident and
slaok up lu their workouts.
A word must be put ln here for
Jimmy Mitchell, Varsity guard, who
has been turning out since the first
week of lectures and Is doing stellar
work In the guard position. He and
his partner, Camoist, make a pair hard
to beat. Ball, Bains, Dawson and Griffiths play their positions well.
Lineup: Millar, Smith, Ball, Mitchell, Bains, Camozzl, Dawson, Robson, Griffiths, Moscrop, Barrel!, Johnstone, Helmer, Parker, Straight, Durham, Fraser."
On Saturday, playing on a wet and
soggy Weld, the Varsity first soccer
team lost to St. Paul's by the score of
4-1. Although the score was greatly
In favor ot the victors the game Itself
was not wholly so. Several times Varsity dribbled the ball right np to the
uprights ot the opposing team, only
to be robbed by a frantic leap on the
part of the St. Paul's goalie.
The wet and muddy field held the
fast-moving Varsity squad back and
gave our men no chance to show their
speed and trlckiness. The St. Paul's
forwards, however, seemed to like the
mud. Again and again they swooped
down on the Varsity and hefore our
hacks  knew  what   had   happened—an-
Varsity won and lost ln the two basketball games played at Normal Gym.
on Saturday night. The Senior As disported themselves ut the pleasure of
Seattle Pacific College to the tune of
34-15 while the Senior B squad lost in
an overtime battle to Jordan Hlver by
In the Senior A game Vuralty opened in whirlwind fashion and had the
visitors on tho defense. Grant scored
from the lap-off and again came Into
the limelight when he and Captain
Duller sagged the hempen. The visitors could not penetrate tho defense
of the Blue and Gold and were content to shoot from outside the foul
line. Marston of the Scuttleltes dropped a long one. Wtth a lead ot 17-4
Varsity hit the downhill grade and the
visitors worked In for seven points,
bringing the score to 22-11 half-time.
In the second half Varsity displayed
superior shooting and passing. The
result from then on was never In
doubt. Captain Tanny Butler took a
nasty spill and suffered a sprained
wrist for his efforts.
The preliminary game was Interesting from the word go, Both teams
played a clean game, shooting and passing being fast and accurate. Jordan River had a slight edge in the first
half leading 11-8 at half time. Bill
Thomson boosted Varsity's total with
two pretty baskets and started a lot
of excitement. Wlllougby gave the
visitors a one point lead a few minutes later with a well timed effort.
Varsity were In the lead when Mc-
Ewen dropped a basket with four minutes to go. Boyd netted from close
ln and the score was tied at 18 all at
full time. In the over-time Boyd scored
while MacKonzle netted a foul giving
the visitors a 8-point lead at the
The teams:
Tho teams
Seattle Pacific—Marston (4); Bell
(6); Richards (3); Leise (2); Neal,
Baker, Salyer.
Varsity—Mayers (6); Grant (10);
King, MacDonald (4); Butler (7);
Robinson (5).
Jordan RIver—Boyd (3); Wllloughby (10); Henderson (3); Fatt (4);
MacKenzie (1);   Ledlngham, Walker.
Varsity—Thomson (8); Straight (2)
Maclntyre, McEwen (6); Buckley (2);
Swanson, McConnacnie.
othor goal had slipped past Anderson.
The St. Paul's eleven played a very
tight game. They checked and guarded
Waddington so much that that speedy
Victoria boy had no chance to show his
stuff. The Honors for the Varsity
squad probably fall to Mel Gaudin—
who Bcored for the Varsity eleven.
The Illustrated noon hour talk on
Palestine in Room Ap. Sc. 100 will bo
olven to-morrow (Wednesday, Feb.
23rd) instead of to-day (Tuesday).
All Senior men nre reminded that
Wednesday, February 2.1rd, Is tho last
day for seeing their partner In regard
to the I'artv to lie held on Wednesday,
March    2nd.
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Perhaps we ahould admit
frankly that 1020 sincerely
appreciate* your pat-
ronafle but there Is this
much we might add:
The track team uses running shoes, shorts and
athletic shirts.
1020 has the quality in thia stuff
and something else of outstanding   Importance—tha   right   price.
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