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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publication s Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 4
Democratic Government Subject
Of Parliamentary Forum Tonight
"Is Democracy suitable for times of prosperity only?"—
is the subject chosen for a debate to be held at the first meeting
of the Parliamentary Forum in Arts 100 tonight at 7:30. John
Conway will lead the affirmative and Gordon Collins the negative.
The usual policy of the open forum will be adhered to,
thus giving all those present an opportunity to speak on the issue if they so desire. Professor J. Friend Day presides as
"Speaker" at all debates.
Modelled On Oxford Union
The Parliamentary Forum is mod-
The  Forum has  recently  received
an invitation from the National Fed-
elled along the lines of the famous eration of Canadian Universities to
Oxford Union. The usual procedure send one student to debate in the
is as follows: a subject for debate is Western United States, along with a
announced and two leaders are chos- representative of the University of
en to support the affirmative and the Alberta. The fortunate orator from
negative. These two come with pre- the local campus has not yet been
pared speches and are allowed twen- selected; but in the meantime mem-
ty minutes each to introduce their bers of the Forum are looking for-
argumehts. The meeting is then ward to Nov. 30, when John Conway
thrown open for extempore speeches and Jack Sumner debate a combined
limited to  seven minutes each.    At team from  Oxford   and   Cambridge.
the close of the debate, the decision^ .
is   obtained   by  a  standing  vote   of
those present.
John Conway, who leads the affirmative in tonight's debate, represented the University last year against
both Stanford and Bates College. He
was a member of the team that so
successfully met the Stanford team
at Palo Alta.
Collins vs. Theolog.
Gordon Collins ia a theological student who attended the Parliamentary
Forum last year and participated in
the debates. He has shown plenty of
ability and is expected to hold his
own in the duel with Conway tonight.
Study Schedule Is
By Dean
"Drive yourself, work concentrated-
ly, criticize yourself, think when you
work." With r.uch admonitions Dcnn
Bollert greeted the women students
who assembled in Arts 100 last Tuesday.
The speaker plunged right into her
subject by stating that people are
happier when active, that work is
natural tc everyone, She emphasized
the necessity of technique in this
work. Some definite system of study
should be adopted, preferably one
devised by the individual.
In advising working under pressure Miss Bollert stated that rapid
reading is more concentrated, more
easily retained t;nd therefore of greater value than slow aimless plodding.
Set a Ume limit, keep to it and reach
your objective. In response to questions )n thc amount of study the
speaker advised eight hours a clay
for six days a v.eek but warned her
.".udietvjc to ceu.-.a work when fatigued.
"Criticize your .study habits," she
continued, "try e: eh day lo improve
on the proceeding day's work. Compare yourself v, ith yourself, and not
with your neighbor."
Have a definite schedule for each
day and follow it but remember to
give each subject a fair attention by
starting with ;.■'>':■■ worst subject rather than your best. Finish your
planned work then forget it and enjoy your  leisure.
Miss Bollert :• tressed the necessity
of taking adequate but brief notes.
She advised lewriting lecture notes
and revising th-in within three clays.
After a definite amount has been
read, notes on books .should be made
in the reader's own words without
reference to th.> text.
In eonclusijii the speaker stated,
"think as you study, be confident of
success  and  success will  follow."
Will   the  boy   who  came   into   the
Council   Officj   around  Sept.  21
garding a loss,  please call back.
Will the Student who called at 4619
W. 11th Ave. to rent a room please
call again as there is now n vacancy.
Rhodes Entries
Receivable Now
Applications for the Rhodes Scholarship must reach Mr. Sherwood Lett,
Secretary of the Selection Committee
for British Columbia, not later than
Oct. 31.
To be eligible for the Scholarship,
a candidate mir.l:
(1) Be a B.if.sh subject, with at
least five yeT,n; domicile in Canada,
and unmarried. He must have passed
his nineteenth, but not have passed
his twenty-fifth birthday on Oct. 1 of
thc year for which he  is elected.
12) Have reached such a stage in
his course at one of the Universities
of Canada th..t he will have completed at least two years at the University in question by Oct. 1 of thc
year for which he is elected.
In that section of the Will in which
he defined the general type of scholar
he cleared, Mr. Rhodes mentioned
four groups of qualities, thc first
two of which he considered the most
<1) Literary and scholastic attainments.
(2) Qualities of manhood, truth,
courag.', devotion to duty, sympathy,
kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship.
(3) Exhibition of moral force of
character and of instincts to lead and
to take an interest in his schoolmates.
(4) Physical vigour, as shown by
interest in outdoor sports or in other
Distinction in character and personality and in intellect is the most important requirement for a Rhodes
Scholarship, and it is upon this that
the Committee will insist. Physical
vigour ie an essential qualification;
but athletic skill is of less importance than the moral qualities developed in playing outdoor games.
Baby Party
Freshettes, dressed as children and
accompanied by their big sisters, will
attend a juvenile party in their honor to be held in the caf at 6 o'clock
tomorrow evening. Refreshments reminiscent of sixth-birthday parties will
be served, and the caf will be decorated accordingly. During supper
the freshettes are to supply the entertainment themselves in the form
of impromptu performances, the victims to be chosen by their position in
the alphabetical list of the class. The
entire program is to be very informal,
and it is expected that the costumes
and atmosphere will help to dispel
the traditional timidity of the freshette and enable her to make acquaintances mere easily, while the entertainment which may at first appear
terrifying to the guests is to be introduced by a performance or two by
the big sisters by way of ice-breaking.
Flashy Uniforms
Subdue Students
Left. left. left, right, left. Halt!
Present arms! What ho. turn out
King John's castle guard! What is
the purpose of the two uniformed
gentlemen who patrol up and down
in front of the castle moat? Has
U.B.C. turned military? Everyone is
curious, nobody knows!
Several different explanations have
been offered. One student suggests
that a couple of the penitentiary
guards have been misplaced and feel
quite at home keeping an eye on the
students. Somebody else thinks that
these gentlemen have been appointed
to complete the effect suggested by
the library's style of architecture.
They think that it would be quite
appropriate for U.B.C. to offer a
spectacle similar to the changing of
the guards in front of Buckingham
The majority of opinion favors the
theory that these uniformed gentlemen are present to protect the lives
of freshmen who are threatened by
hostile sophomores.
When the guards were interviewed,
however, it was discovered that none
of the suggested explanations were
correct: they are not penitentiary
guards, they don't know anything
about the truditior of the castle, and
what's more, they don't care if the
whole freshmen body are drowned
in the lily pond. The truth of the
matter is this, they arc present to
guard the hedges which surround the
freshman bathtub
And don't tell this to ariyono because it's a scuet—the guards hope
things won't get too quiet on the
campus because as soon as the valuable hedges are out of clanger their
job will be, ov"."\
The Moose Hall became a gas trap
on Thursday night, as two hundred
clay pipes, grimly clamped in Frosh
jaws, belcdied forth clouds of noxious
smoke. The occasion was the annual
Frosh smoker, and a large and vociferous crowd wa- on hand.
Lusty songs and yells, exhibitions
of jui-jitsu, some torrid boxing and
wrestling bouts, and thc music of
Earle Hill's band provided snappy entertainment for the flamboyant
During the evening, Doctor Shrum
made reference to the mineral deposit in the Lily Pond, thereby giving
rise to some sarcastic cracks about
the Sophs. Doc Burke made some
forceful observations on what football has done for the American college by way of providing athletic
facilities for the whole student body,
and urged support and cooperation in
U.B.C.'s venture into American football.
. Many of the Frosh, unhappily,
swept away in their enthusiasm,
smoked not wisely, but too well. Not
only did they snuggle through half-
a-dozen foul pipes, but several powerful nickel cigars as well. Afterwards, when supper was served, these
misguided ones dropped in a languishing line along the wall, and miserably
watched the hardy dunking slabs of
cheese in their cider.
Refreshments were crackers and
cheese and the aforementioned cider,
which was the subject of much
stormy controversy. The unwise
Frosh, moved by a scientific urge to
analyse it, returned to the cider table
many times. One searcher after truth
afterwards swore he saw five fighters
in pink trunks til boxing at once.
Intercollegiate Rugby Game
Subject Oi Pep Meet Friday
Student Socialist
Movement At McGill
Word comes from McGill University
of the establishment of a Student
Socialist Movement on that campus.
The movement was born out of the
Spring camp of the McGill Student
Christian Movement held at the beginning of the summer. A number of
students attending the conference felt
themselves constrained as Christians
to undertake tho organization of an
aggressive movement for social reconstruction along socialist lines; as
a result, they grouped themselves together and adopted the name of the
Student Socialist Movement. The
members of th: movement have been
working steadily upon their program
and plan of action all summer and
are now prepared to present the organization  to  university  students.
"Analytic Geometry"
In Second Edition
With the adoption of a second edition of Professo.' Nowlan's "Analytic
Geometry," U.B.C. again achieves
scholastic fame through its faculty.
The first edition, printed last year,
was adopted at our own University,
at Victoria College, Acadia University, McGill, Delaware, Indiana, Montana School of Mines, Columbia University and Royal Militarv College in
Kingston. The second edition,
lished 'n June, includes n new chapter, and has already won adoptions
at the University of Michigan. University of lllinoi.-:. Cincinatti. Plattes-
vlle, Wisconsin, State Teachers' College. Washington State College, Obcr-
lin College, Ohio, and Houghton College, New Yo.'k.
Essay Subjects Are
Between snatches of sentimental jazz, rendered by the
versatile Barney Potts, a daring experiment—the re-introduction of Intercollegiate Sport was explained to the Rugby fans
of the University at the Rugby pep meeting in the Auditorium,
Friday noon.
The usually vociferous Sciencemen were extraordinarily
quiet as Dr. Shrum told of the lack of athletic training in the institution, the lack of competition in major sports, and the resulting lack of public interest in the University.
Competition with down town clubs,   expressing a strong belief that other
he claimed, fo rate red a feeling of alienation between the University and
the people of Vancouver. Intercollegiate competition on the other hand
would create in Vancouverites a pride
in this institution. Inter-Universty
games between the Provinces had
proved financial failures.'' The new
experiment calls for two or three
games a season with teams from the
U.S. Only student support can make
this experiment n success." He closed
English Department
Announces Course
Members of the U.B.C. English department have planned to
give twenty lectures during the
wfliter on "Contemporary Literature" nt Harradine Commer- -
cial College, at Robson and
Granville, beginning Oct. 19.
Advance registration is required
applications and five dollars for
the course to be sent to Mr. Edgar S. Robinson. Public Library, which will be returned if
the course cannot be given on
account of too small a registration. Friday, October 12. a meeting will be called for the purpose of organization, and lectures will begin on the 19th.
sports would  soon follow  the  move
taken by the Canadian Rugby Club.
Fred Bolton, then introduced the
team, a group of husky, handsome
young men who beamed, ingratiatingly down upon open-mouthed Freshettes.
Doc Eurke then told of a similar
experiment some nine years ago,
when teams from the south ran f
amuck on the playing field, piling
stupendous scores against the U.B.C.
<$> —54-0. 2lJ-6, 47-i. To further illuminate this gory period of pre-hlstoric
rugby, ho introduced to the audience
Pinky Stewart who wistfully explained how he had lost his hair in
those hectic days.
The pep meeting broke up to the
echoes of a lisxling sky rocket for
the team.
W. P. A. S.
Nancy Miles: Yesterday was
Thanksgiving because we have a
Muck  Page   today.
John Cornish: In the old days they
were very,  very  good  or very,  very
•   •   •
Margaret Cunningham: "I hope a
gown will make me behave like a
Helen Braidwood: "Go en! It would
take more than a gown!"
Of   interest   to  University  students
is the announcement of the 19!ij subjects  for the annual  essav contest  of
thc Robert Owen. Foundation. A cash
j prize   of   fifty   dollars   is   offered   by
| the Foundation for the best essay, not
1 exceeding   three   thousand   wouls   in
length on one ot  the following subjects.
(1)   Democracy  in  Industrial  Management, and its l elation to efficiency.
j     (2)   Hew  can  a  Canadian  Govern-
I ment, federal er provincial, encourage
nub- ' ant' sllPl:>01't co-operative enterprise'.'
(3)   Co-operative Goal versus state
This contest ie. open to all persons
over seventeen and under thirty years
of age, living in Canada, essays to be
received by the President of the Robert Owen Foundation, Mr. II. E. Lang-
ford. 91 Gothic Ave.. Toronto, before
January 15, .19;!"). Thc name of the
writer must rv.n appear on the essay
itself but must be submitted on a
separate sheet, together with a note,
stating address, occupation, place and
date of birth, and education received.
Copies ol the winning essay for 1934
may be obtained from thc Foundation, along with fuller particulars jf
the contest.
President Attends
President Klinck, nominated by the
governors to represent! the University
of British Columbia at the inauguration of Dr. Sidney Smith as president of thc University of Manitoba*
left yesterday tor Winnipeg. The inauguration ceremonies are to take
place October 11 and 12. On October
13 he will attend a conference, also
at Winnipeg, of representatives of all
the Canadian Universities. At this
conference the possibility of establishing music as a regular peat of
University curiiculums will be discussed.
In his absence Dean Buchanan will
be acting president.
An cvershaip in the Health Service
Room.    Gold   and   mottled    red   and
black.   Apply at Book Store.
I.O.D.E Awards
Open To Students
Applications forms for the Imperial
Order Daughters of the Empire War
Memorial Scholarship can now be obtained at the Registrar's Office. The
Scholarship is of thc value of SI.400
a year.
Candidates may be men or women
and must be unmarried until after
the tenure of the scholarship. They
must be British born, or naturalized
neutrals, with at least five years' residence in Canada. Except in the case
of a returned soldier, sailor or airman, they must have passed their
19th but not their 27th birthday in
October of the year during which
they  first hold the scholarship.
Each candidate must either hold a
degree from tins University, or be
in her final yea:' proceeding to a degree.
In awarding the Scholarship, the
Committee of Selection will consider
academic attainments and promise,
and also personal character and
physical fitness. Other condition::
being equal, preference will be given
to a returned soldier, his sister, broth-
Rugby Pepsters
Invade CJOR
"Kitsilano, Capilano, Siwash, Squaw!
Kla How Ya Tiilicum, Skoowum Waw!
Hi Yu, Mamook, Mucka Mucka Zip!
B. C. Varsity, Rip Rip Rip!
The little, low-roofed studio reverberated with husky male sounds as
the Canadian Rugby Club gave the
most distinctive of the U.B.C. yells
to open their Radio Jamboree with
a bang. Then the strains of "Betty
Coed," formed a back-ground for
'Pinky' Stewart's voice as he announced Saturday's game with Washington State Normal. Another yell,
this time the greeting: "Kla How Ya,
The place was Studio A of Radio
Station CJOR, the time was the night
before the Big Game, and the occasion was just another part of the
extensive program that the Rugby
Club was staging to put Saturday's
game over to the students of U.B.C.
and to the people of Vancouver.
There was great hustle and bustle,
and many furrowed brows, about ten
past nine. Supposed to "go on" in
five minutes, end here Doc Burke
and Freddie Bolton were both missing! Then, at about fourteen and
one-half minutes past nine, gusty
sighs of relief were uttered. Bolton
had arrived. They were on the air!
The two yells, and then thc band
played ''Love  in  Bloom."
"Pinky' was interviewing Captain
Bolton,.\vhcn "Dec" Burke ambled in.
Fred told "Pinkv" in the interview
that his team would certainly put up
a good fight on Saturday. He described the team as fairly green, with
a  heavy  line  and  a   light   back-field.
The band played again, and it was
too bad that television wasn't perfected, for "Pinky'' Stewart did a
gorgeous, unnameable dance to its
rhythms. A loud and enthusiastic-
sky-rocket ushered Doc Burke, beloved coach of the Varsity team, to
the mike. He was interviewed by
Pinky, and stated that the chief weakness in the team lay in the coaching
staff, a statement that the boy's didn't seem to agree with.
Then, while Wilf Williams, freshmen pianist of the Pep Club, played
the grand, the boys sang the stirring
college song 'riail U.B.C." A brief
description of each player on tho
team was given by "Pinky" and
"Doc" and the Radio Jamboree was
er, son or daughter.
Every candidate must send notice
of his or her application lo the I.O.D.E. Provincial Educational Secretary,
Mrs. A. B. Cooke, 304 Jones Bldg.
Victoria,   B.C.
Junior Member Elections Today ~ A.M.S. Meeting Tomorrow Page Two
Tuesday, October 9, 1934
(Member C.I.P., P.I.P.A.)
Telephone: Point Orey 206
Issued twice weekly by the Students' Publication Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Archie Thompson
Tuesday: Darrel Gomery      Friday: Zoe Browne-Clayton
News Manager: John Cornish
Sports Editor: Donald Macdonald
Associate Edlton: Morley Fox, Murray Hunter
Associate Sports Editors: Clarence Idyll, John Logan
Feature Editor: Margaret Ecker
Assistant Editors: Donna Lucas, Connie Baird
Literary Editor: Arthur Mayse
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Exchange Editor: Nancy Miles
Reportorial Staff
Doreen Agnew, Don Hogg, Pauleen Patterson, Shinobu
Higashi, Freth Edmonds, Jack McDermot, Jim Findlay,
Bill Stott, Doreen Davis, Darwin Baird, Paddy Colthurst,
Alan Baker, Kemp Edmonds, Jim Beverage, Katherine
Scott, K. Grant.
Advertising Manager: Tad. Jeffery
Circulation Manager: Stuart De Vitt
Circulation Assistant: Alan Walsh
"University spirit," besides being a hackneyed phrase, is an intangible something we
are all supposed to possess in some degree.
We know that some people have more than
others, or that U.B.C. has less perhaps than
other Universities, yet we cannot define it as
anything in particular - adherence to regulations, interest in activities, or support of athletics, though they all enter into it.
College spirit is somewhat akin to the
"Jones family" pride. The Jones family are
proud of themselves. They keep their house
looking decently neat so they will enjoy living
in it. If there is a cut in the family salary they
migrate to the kitchen and wash their own
dishes instead of exhibiting to all and sundry
the holes in the faculty list. When any of the
little Joneses perform the family turns out in
full force to applaud and if they don't win the
prize they're too proud to let the other families
guess that they think the judge is an ignoramus.
All the Joneses, great and small, have their
faults, which, if they can't be corrected, are
assiduously kept dark. A Joneses who doesn't
uphold the family abroad, or anyone except a
Jones who presumes to criticize the family is
decisively sat upon.
How much of this spirit have we lost in the
last ten years? Are we true Joneses when we
throw rubbish all over the campus, when we
forget the rugby games, when we kick about
the inadequacy of the faculty or a decision
against us in basketball? The Browns at Alberta and the Smiths at Washington are big
families who judge us not by our athletic prow-
ness or our scholastic standing but by our University spirit.
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The   Wm-tuis
By Nancy Miles
Few students appear to understand clearly
the system known as preferential balloting
which is used in Student Council elections
when there are more than two candidates. It
might therefore be helpful to explain it briefly
In voting, each student is supposed to mark
opposite the name of each candidate a number
indicating whether the candidate is his first,
second, third or fourth choice. All the first
choices so recorded are counted at the end of
the voting period, and if any one candidate has
more than fifty per cent of the total number of
votes he is thereby elected, and the second,
third and fourth choices are disregarded.
But if no one candidate has more than fifty
perecent of the votes, the one who receives the
smallest number of first choices is eliminated,
and the second choices on the ballots on which
he was marked as first choice are credited to
the other three candidates respectively. If no
one yet has more than half of the total votes
the one of the remaining three who has the lowest number of votes is then likewise eliminated.
On the ballots on which he is marked first
choice the second choices are credited to the
other two; and on the ballots on which he was
marked second choice, and which were credited to him on thc elimination of the fourth candidate, the third choices are credited to the
other two. Whichever of these has now the
larger number of votes, naturally has over fifty per cent of them, that he has been elected by
the votes of over fifty per cent of the students.
Sometimes students who are suporting one
candidate are under the impression that they
can increase his chances by putting his nearest rival down a.s last choice. This however, is
an entirely erroneous idea, because unless the
man whom they are supporting is eliminated
altogether, the other choices on his ballot will
not be counted at all.
Thus, by this system, in the event of the
person for whom a student has voted being
proved to have no chance of election, the student is given a chance to vote for the person
whom he considers the next best candidate.
Professor William Lyons Phelps of Yale
University made a radio statement Saturday
evening that the reason American men and
boys disliked classical, particularly symphonic,
music was because they didn't listen to it. A
clever statement, but it doesn't bear much delving into.
We've been thinking about it for years, not
just why American men and boys, but why
people in general were prejudiced against classical music. If there is a radio in the house,
when the people of the house are doing routine jobs, usually they consider music a lubricant to help them through their job. This
seems to indicate a natural interest in music. In
some cases it may mean merely a shallow mind.
But taking the first group, they became attached to certain pieces of music, wheher meritorious or not, at least they have remembered
the general effect of the piece of music, and
will recognize it again. This has taken a certain
amount of effort, but will be compensated in
enjoyment, and also, no small consideration,
they can say at a strategic moment, when desirous of making an impression. "Oh! Hearts
and Fowers", or Love in Bloom or whatever it
is, "Don't you think it's beautiful? then fade
into a rapture.
The point is that they have gone through
certain effortful mental gymnastics to place the
tune in their memories. Reasoning along the
same lines, it would seem a great deal more
prartical to store up in one's memory melodies of a more permanent nature than "Love
Your Magic Spell is Everywhere," or "I Just
Codldn't Take It, Baby" because they will endure through the life span of the popular song,
and much longer. But no, they will recall the
songs with the catchy words or the hot licks.
Possibly being the Life of the Party has something to do with that.
This latter idea has become a mania and we
can give you definite proof. An orchestra lead-
der called Eddie Duchin, whom you have, no
doubt heard often, opens his radio program
with a singularly appealing piece of piano music. Many piano-by-ear players of my acquaintance listened closely to it, after the sixth repi-
tion, and eventually picked it out, quite reasonably. Imagine their amazement to learn that
it was a Chopin Prelude. They felt, aggrievedly,
that they had been tricked. But the tune was
still eminently attractive.
Another of our acquaintances thinks "The
Song of Love" from "Blossom Time" is particularly beautiful, but feel that the Schubert
Unfinished Symphony plays the melody part of
it rather flat. It's a clear case of not seeing the
forest for the trees, or being so wound up in
the lilac bush, that the mighty oaks have sprung
from little acorns in vain.
We do think, however, that classical music
appreciation is on the up-grade. A question-
aire in American universities six months or so
past, showed that the majority of college students preferred it, and ninety-odd per cent of
those who did, thought Guy Lombardo played
ciance music in a superior way.
Guy Lombardo seems the most popular
orchestra leader on this campus, so if it works
backwards as well, you've got pretty swell
taste in crescendoes and fortissimeos.
Here's something interesting but useless. It's
about the matter of gazinta. We do not mean
the mathematical term like 5 gazinta 10 twice.
Its the spiritual term. When you sneeze, if
there's somebody up-to-clate in slang about, he
will immediately say, "Gazinta." We couldn't
figure it out, the term had always been coupled wth Abacadabra in our mind, but it seems
it did have some significance.
We found the answer in a book. If anyone
says it to you, whip around on them quick
and ask what it means, and watch them try
to hide their chagrin. It's really a word from the
German, "Gesundheit" and it means "Health."
This is for those of you who didn't listen
to Alexander Woolcott on his new Cream of
Wheat program Sunday evening, because we're
going to use a story he told to illustrate to the
Freshman English lb course the meaning of
litotes, and we're just going to try to amuse the
more mature campus minds. It's pronounced,
lit-o-teez, to rhyme with cup o' teas.
It concerns the lady who was entertaining
at a dinner party. Upstairs the customary
four-year-old daughter was being bathed in
preparation for bed. Nicely soaped, she had no
trouble shinnying out of the controlling grasp,
and sliding down the stairs, she paused at the
dining-room door, and contemplating the
guests, then with enthusiasm said, "Look, mummy, I've got bare feet."
Class and Club
There will be o practice Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Connaught Park at 3:30
sharp. This first team out will be very
important, as there will be two games
Saturday, Oct. 13.   Everybody out!
The opening meeting of the Classics
Club will take place tomorrow night
at the home of Professor 0. J. Todd,
1866 Wesbrook Crescent.
Professor Todd will speak on "Aristophanes,  Comic  Poet and Critic."
All old members and Juniors wishing to become members are invited.
An open meeting of the Physics
Club will be held on Wednesday, Oct.
10, at 3 o'clock in Science 200. Tom
How, graduate of B.C., will speak on
"A Quick and Accurate Method of
Determination of the Vitamin A Content of Fish Oils," The other speaker,
G. Danielson, also a graduate of '33,
will speak on "An X-Ray Specto-
graph." All those interested in physics are invited to attend, and those
wishing to join the club may see
the secretary at the close of the
A meeting of the Parliamentary
Forum will be held Tuesday evening
at 7:30 in Arts 100. The subject of
the debate will be "Resolved that
Democracy is suitable for periods of
prosperity only." John Conway will
take the assertive, and Gordon Collins will take the negative side of
the question. After the debate, the
meeting will be thrown open to general discussion.
A meeting ot the Vancouver Centre
of the Royal Astronomical Society of
Canada will be held in the Science
Building. Univc-isity of Britsh Colum-
ba, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8:15 p.m.
A. E. Hennings, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Physics at the University, will
speak on "Clouds and Weather Phenomena." All interested are invited
to attend.
Applications for membership in "La
Causerie" will now be received. Students who are interested in French
conversation, should apply to Helen
P. J. Elgie, through the Art's Letter
Rack. The first meeting will be held
on Oct. 16.
Thc Art Club has vacancies for a
limited number of new members.
Membership is open to students of
all years. Applications should be addressed to Winifred Bingham. Arts
Letter Rack, ami be accompanied by
the .signature et at least one member.
Thc G.' !\I. I>.\vson Club held their
opening mectlm; Wednesday noon to
welcome the incoming members of
the fourth year Mining and Geological classes. President Fred Richards
explained tho function of the club
to a rather small turnout. A suggestion of holding the annual banquet
during the fall term was voted down
after some heated discussion and the
meeting was adjourned in favour of
the nearby baseball broadcast.
/ — \
Editor, Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
Just a line to let you know that
I'm still alive.
While the hubbub and furor are
still fresh about the parade wil someone ask Mr. Murray Mather just
wlv.it is a "Frodlum." Ono of the
"Couplo of Hoodlums" would like to
know  purely  fo:   self-satisfaction.
Also I would like to know, where
were    the    expected    hoodlums    and
where was the ''rowdyism" so greatly abhorred by the people at large?
Thank  you,
"Couple  of  Hoodlums."
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First Registration  $78.00
Each subsequent session      8.00
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Page Three
The pin is spikier than the sword*
The pun is mightier than the swear-word*
Frivolous Seniors glibly voting for the gown (or maybe they
just want to leave the room). Notice that the thoughtful student
considers before voting.
Snapped On the Campus
Here is a Senior just remembering at
one minute to nine that he left his gown
Q    yfc over in the lily pond. He hasn't remem
bered yet that he has forgotten his trousers. You too can look like this.      %i
Your friend Oscar. Imagine
the dignity a gown (and
perhaps a comb) would add
to his classic appearance.
Gowns Become Your
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Few things (Angelus
Temple excepted) in modern life are affecting like college yells,
as inspiried by the sacred ceremonies of the Priests of Pep.
So far their benign influence has not penetrated the veils
of activities other than athletics. In anticipation we suggest these
Philosophy Club
Socrates! Descartes! Aristole! Kant
Nietsche! Plato! rant, rant, rant!
Spinoza! Spinoza! John Stuart Mill!
Dostoieffsky! Alcaponesky! and many more still!
Mathematics Club
Tangent! cosine! fraction! trig!
Collateral equations! zig zag zig!
Calculations! permutations! algebrations! nix!
M-A-T-H-E-M-A-T-I-C-S-, Mathematics!
Physics Club
Boyle's law! Charles law! Faraday! Grimm!
Are we hot?   O bim bim bim!
Pressure! temperature! humidity! etc!
We're the Physics Club! Glad to have metra!
The Pace That Kills
"We Want Gowns
Too! !"
Action photo of Walter Kennedy and
Murray Mather running in ecsentric
circles at the prospect of gowns.
Thc Seamy Side of Life
The Red Menace
The Happy Proletariat arriving In Moscow from New Westminster, the Royal
City. Note Uie full dinner pail. It is
full of dirty shirts. He is about to
jump into that car and start Russian
This is to dispell the illusion among wisful English
Rugby Players that the McKechnie Cup has anything
in it.
"Didn't she 'Nugget' her shoes this
morning ?"
Prominent Men-About-Town
fcl«>V  v.*
ing young politician,
the Chilliwack civic
To the left we picture Mr. Jas. Mc-
Skinning and Mr. Chas. McWhitnny
waiting for prosperity to come around
the corner. Both men have travelled
widely, but owing to an unfortunate
accident when a Hispano-Suiza ran over all their
thumbs which were inadvertantly reaching for
cigar butts in the gutter, their motor trips were
curtailed. In thp background are Lord Erick Chad-
vvicke-Whorph-Rattenberrie and his brother, the
Hon. Willie. Top right is the Hon Willie, the eminent scholar, in. profile. He got his degree at Fahrenheit, for which he says he'd die. Atta boy, Willie!
To the right we show Dmitri Popimoffovitch, ris-
who was recently defeated in
elections for Dog Catcher.
Do You Feel Self-Conscious
About Your Gown?
Illustrated on the left is the suave
omlette-dish-disguise-kit-case for the
introspective student. To the right is
our distingue sports model for Sciencemen and Aggies.
This guarantees complete inconspicu-
ousity in street cars and beer parlors.
Below him is able-bodied seaman O. Emil Ab-
lovviti:, prominent loan-floater, who has just
launched his beauteous, fascinating daughter, Anemia Ablowitz.
Sinking still lower, we find the Very Rear Admiral Zion Zmith-Zero in the act of returning the
Siamese national salute. This is the face that
launched 1000 ships in such a hurry. The medals
A protest was filed by this gentleman last night with King John concerning disturbances in the lily pond.
Our ubiquitous camera man caught
him in a moment of piscine indignation.
which the Very Rear Admiral is so
bravely sporting are trophies won at
the Savary Horse Show (Class B for
stallions), Smile for the ladies, Gen-
Guest Conductors for this symphony
of Muck, Nancy Miles and John Cornish. The ex-editor, Darrel Gomery,
the erstwhile editor, Connie Baird, and
the present editor, Margaret Eckler,
disclaim all responsibility. Page Four
Tuesday, October 9, 1934
Varsity Loses First Game of American Rugby Series
Bellingham Defeats
Green U.B.C. Squad
English Rugby   Team
Wins Opening Game
Students Defeat Marpole Former Second
Division Champions
Alan P. Morley
"Out of the mouths of babes "
As I walked behind the score board at Brockton Point on
Saturday afternoon, on my way to take a seat for the Varsity-
Marpole game, the shrill voice of the diminutive marker-up instructed his assistant, "Put Varsity on the bottom—they're going
to get all the points."
They did—almost.
If it had not been for Marpole inconsiderately slipping
across one try and a field goal from a penalty kick, the Thunderbirds would have come near to balancing the horible deficit incurred at Athletic Park the same afternoon.
At  any   rate,   they  collected   four
trys,   missed   a   few   more   scoring
chances, and established themselves
as the brightest spot observed on Varsity's spot horizon in lo! these many
years. I have no hesitation in saying
that the McKechnie Cup is on its
way back to its spiritual home among
the rest of the silverware immured
in King John's Castte.
If it isn't there next spring I'll
stand beer and crumpets for the en
tire Pub Office, and if you don't
know the capacity of the Pub in those
lines, I can assure you it's a bold
and courageous offer.
Game Thrills
And did they put on a show! It
was the perfect Thunderbird type of
game — spectacular, gambling, hair-
raising action every minute, and Marpole put up enough resistance to
make it a hard fight all the way.
The scrum operates like a machine,
and gets the ball out fast
enough to let the back-
field away time and time
again for those beautiful three-quarter runs
that bring you right up
out of your seat. Carey
and Roxborough, the recruits from the North
Shore, showed up well, Roxborough
and his elusive canter sliding through
the Marpole array in a most spectacular manner. The honors of the day
in the running department, however,
stayed with the veterans of the Blue
and Gold, Al Mcvcer passing the impassable in a most nonchalant man-
ner many times.
Mercer and Whitelaw Please
He has picked up that extra sure-
ness in handling and precision of timing that he needed last year. If it
stays with him, lie will be one of the
best men Varsity has developed for
a long time. Whitelaw at fullback
payed a sure and watchful garm, mak
ing fine catches, but needs a bit more
practice on tha kicking end.
The scoring opened with a try by
Pyle after ten minutes of play, and
by that time the Thunderbird superiority was apparent. A few minutes
later Marpole went over, immediately
after Roxborough had raised Varsity's
score to six by a nice run around the
scrum near the side lines. Marpole
try was a gift, the Blue and Gold
backfield having in some mysterious
manner vanished from that sid« of
the field entirely. Shortly before the
half Wilson went over near the pole
to make it nina for Varsity.
Legatt Skirts Lines
The second half produced much
open play, Leggat developing an unexpected genius in plowing along
sidelines without stepping over them.
Hager popped across for a try about
half-way through the session, and
Marpole scored on a beautifully
booted penalty just before time. It
was the only scoring kick of the day,
all converts missing. Score, 12-6 for
the Thunderbirds.
Ed McGuire having succumbed to
a heavy cold. McMullen replaced him
in the line-up.
Art. Willoughby, who at present Is
playing and turning out for thc American Rugby team but who will In
a few days return to his old love,
basketball. Anybody who saw the finals in basketball last year, will recall Art's stellar playing.
T. H. Roxborough, former North Shore
All Black captain, who played his
first game for the University on Saturday. His presence In the five-eighths
position helped make Varsity's backfield a big scoring threat.
Senior Soccer Eleven
and Vikings Draw Game
Students Only Succeed In Obtaining Draw
Despite Advantage !
Varsity Senior Soccerment dropped a point in their
game with Vikings Saturday afternoon at Kerrisdale Park, but
still remained unbeaten in the V. and D. League. The contest
resulted in a scoreless draw, with the Thunderbirds holding
a decided edge in mid-field play but unable to penetrate the
Norsemen's defence for the all-important goal.
in capitalizing on scoring chances, the
Blue and Gold Hold Visitors To 13-0 in
First Half
Gym Floor Ready Basketball
Teams Starts Practises
Great day ! Thursday, October 4, was a red-letter day with
a capital R for the melon-slingers, otherwise known as the basketball players, at U.B.C. Ever since Varsity opened, a week
and a half ago, the hoopsters have been fuming and fretting
around the gym., and getting in the janitor's sparse hair in a
big way. The janitor has calculated that the query: "When
will the gym be ready?" has been fired at him exactly fourteen
thousand seven hundred and twenty-one times. The good man
gets a high case of jitters every time the door opens. While their
rugby and track brethren have been practicing for two or
three weeks, and the soccer team has actually played its first
game, the casaba tossers have been forced to stagnate in the caf.,
or worse, in the library, while the gym assumed a brand new set
of lines and several brand new coats of varnish.
One change was made from the
winning lineup of the Chinese Students' game. Bill Wolfe returned to
his regular position at centre-half, his
place tit full-back being taken by
Jerry Sutherland, last season's utility
man. Paul Ko/.oolin moved up to the
forward line to tho exclusion of Alyn
Lloyd. The re-arranged forward line
had Irish in thc right wing position
with Koozolin as. his partner. Dave
Todd resumed his left wing duties
with brother Laurie playing inside to
him. Ottie Munday again looked alter
tho pivotal duties.
Half-line Outstanding
Varsity showed great strength in
thc half lino, while the hacks, although noticeably nervous, showed
up well undo:' the circumstances. In
Hvj fiivt half the forwards produced
.some pleasing combination, and were
unfortunate in not eou.wi'ig, bid toward the end of the game, thc inside
forwards were inclined to wander a
littk- too much with tho result that
tho attacks were usually confined to
two or three iv.cn.
While the team was woefully weak
checking oi! the whole team was of a
high order, and Greenwood, the Blue
and Gold custodian, had_ little work
to do. What did come his way, he
handled easily.
Varsity  Pressed  From Start
Varsity, although starting with ten
men, pressed from the whistle, the
attack only failing as Kozoolin drove
a hard shot into the goalie's hands.
After a brief Viking flurrie the Thunderbirds were ;gain unlucky as the
Viking net-kv.vpcr dove headlong to
push a hard shot from Kozoolin
around thc post. After this neither
team came close in the first frame.
In the second stanza, Vikings were
close on a iiumbar of occasions, with
Axelson, and Pi'.kington three times
topping the bar with their shots.
Laurie Todd, Munday and Dave Todd
were the tins leeessl'ul marksmen at
the other cncl.
The line-up: Greenwood: Sutherland, Dickson; Thurber, Wolfe, Stewart: Irish, K.izoolin, Munday, L. and
D. Todd.
Then. Thursday, the gym was announced to have its new facial complete. Whoops of joy resounded over
this staid campus, as the basketmen
made extremely undignified rushes
towards thc little white building in
the corner. Rumor has it that echoes
of this rumpus reached the ears of
several young men in the. vicinity of
False Creek and Westminster, making  them  distinctly   uneasy.
Between 25 and 30 men reported
for the initial practise under tlve new
coach. Jack Barbaric, including an
encouraging number of veterans,
whose presence assure the success of
this year's team, and a promising set
of freshmen, some of whom are almost certain to make thc senior squad.
Bardsley New Captain?
From last year's first team comes
Jim Bardsley, who will probably be
the captain of thc tvew team, and Art
Willoughby. These two are a couple
of the ablest forwards in British Columbia basketball, and thc Varsity
offensive should l:c one of the strongest in the league with their presence.
Besides     these     outstanding     stars,
has returned, : s has Dick Wright,
one of the surest long shots on last
year's team. George McKee, Tom
Mansfield and Doug. McCrimmon, second string men on last year's senior
squad are also reporting.
Among the players who performed
on lower division teams last year and
who are seeking senior A berths
this season are Bill Wolfe, Bill Pal-
more, Murray Little, Clarence Idyll,
and Bill Swan. Besides these Urik
Hetherington and Wilf Stokvis have
returned after n year's absence and
will play.
Another Osborne Turns Out
Although the freshmen have not
had time to show their strength, two
or three are outstanding prospects.
Jim Osborne, brother of the Varsity
captain last year, who performed for
B. and W. Oil ii '33-'34, is probably
the best bet, while Jack Ross, also
with B. and W. last year, shows up
well. Westminster nearly always has
a representative on the Varsity senior A team, and this year the responsibility rests with Erik Schofield, lone
George   Pringle,   Big   Block   winner' Royal City entry in the race for po-
last year, and a steady playing guard,' sitions on the squad.
On Saturday, the University of B.C. started its second attempt to break into intercollegiate American Rugby competition with teams from junior colleges across the line.
While the defeat that Varsity suffered this time was not
as bad as the former one, it would appear even to the most opto-
mistic Varsity supporter that teams from here will have to improve a great deal before they can hope to compete even in a
junior conference. The experience gained from nine years of
the Canadian code does not appear to have changed much the
Blue and Gold status as an American Rugby team.
Despite the stinging rebuke offered to our attempt to crash
into American football, we trust that the council or whoever
governs such matters will not stop this series. It is time that
this University got out of downtown leagues and started intercollegiate competition. The most logical place to look for this
competition is to the south. No matter how badly the team
from this University is beaten in this series we suggest that it
be entered again next year. Supporters of the Blue and Gold
teams cannot expect an inexperienced group of players from
here to beat players from the States who have all their athletic
life been playing American Rugby. Let's drop the Big 4 league
and concentrate on one thing only, beating the Americans at
their own game.
Normal Starts Throwing Passes and Score
Leaps To 44-0
One of the biggest crowds of Varsity supporters in years
saw their inexperienced team take a 44-0 trimming from Bellingham Normal on Saturday at Athletic Park. The Blue and
Gold students, using rehashed Canadian Rugby plays, were no
match for the smooth working, powerful machine from Washington State Normal.
Protected by almost perfect interference Normal backfield
men romped through Varsity for long gains. The tackling by
the Canadian backfield left much to be desired and time after
time a man would be stopped only to twist out of the hold and
continue on for a few more yards. »
Varsity's line played well, while Twiss Mclntyre and Kendall were outstanding individual players for the Blue and Gold
squad. Twiss and Mclntyre between them piled up most of
J the attempts of the Normal squad to gain through line plunges.
Kendall was the students' one threat on the offensive and even
he did little when Varsity's running interference failed to run
or interfere with anyone but their own men. Holder scored
13 of the visitors' 42 points and was in-<fc-
dividual high scorer. Davidson and I
Zambas were also outstanding for the
American team.
Normal Starts Strongly
The game opened poorly for the
home squad when the teachers obtained 3 first downs in a row and then
Davidson went over for a touchdown.
The visiting coach then yanked his
first team and put in the subs much
to the astonishment and amusement
of the spectators. Twiss and Mclntyre
were outstanding at this period when
they nailed man after man.
Kendall started the second quarter
well for Varsity when he made a nice
run back. Later he intercepted a pass.
After a fumble by Normal, the Blue
and Gold chances seemed brighter
when they made a first down. Pressure was relieved when Kennedy
made two nice runs for the visitors.
Just before the end of the half, Captain Freddy Bolton of the Varsity eleven left the field with a head injury.
Later Holder scored for Bellingham
and the half ended 13-0 in favor of
the visitors.
Visitors Use Passing Attack
To start the second half the visiting coach sent in his first string. They
started a passing attack and after
three plays McKenzie went over for
a touchdown. Convert was missed.
The Americans continued their passing attack for the rest of the quarter, trying 9 times to gain by the aerial route and succeeding 5 times.
Again after a few minutes' play the
first team was yanked and the subsj
put in for Normal. It was during
this quarter that the Washington team
gained most of their points. Varsity's
chances looked still duller when Ed,
Kendall got hurt and .was forced to
leave the field.
In the third quarter the Blue and
Gold eleven tried a lateral passing
attack but after the first successful
.Utctnpt the plan failed.
In the fourth quarter Zambas for
the visitors made a nice run of 60
yards through the whole Varsity back-
field and scored. Bolton and Kendall were sent back in the game for
Varsity but could do little, By the
time the game finished the stands-
were almost deserted and most of the
spectators had either gone home or
were down on the sidelines watching
the play.
Sport Results
First  Team  12—Marpole  '
First Team 3—Occasionals
Varsity 0—Bellingham 44
Varsity 0—Vikings 0
Track   Club  Holds
Initial Meeting
The first Track Club meeting of the
year was held Thursday noon with Senior Manager Ceclle Wright In the
chair. The Associate Managers were
announced aa Vic Town, Eric Kenny
and Les Nichools. The later was appointed Secretary.
Gordon Heron, last year's captain
was re-elected by acclamation. .
The fall programme gets under way
next Wednesday. With the Frosh-Varsity meet to be followed a week later
with an invitation meet in which
Tech,, Magee, and King Edward High
Schools will likely participate. Following these two meets, the fall season wil wind up with the Arts '30.
Bob Dixon, ast year's coach and
present British Empire Javelin Champ,
has been re-elected coach and he will
be on hand beginning Friday noon.
Meet  Starts  at 3:15  Sharp
100 Yards Dash
880 Race
Running Broad Jump
120 Yards Hurdle
220 Yards Hurdle
Mile Run
High Jump
440 Yards Hurdle
440 Yards Run
Shot Put
Pole Vault
3 Mile Run
880 Yards Relay
Javelin Throw
Your Nearest Bank is
The  Canadian
Bank  of
Tenth and Sasamat Branch
A general banking business is transacted, and accounts of the Faculty and
Students of The University of British Columbia
are welcomed.
C. R. Myers, Manager
Phone SEY.  1616


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