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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
VOL. XIV
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1932
No. 23
Grad Executive.
Valedictory Gift,
Decided By '32
Don Morgan, Arts '32, Elected President of Graduating Classes
Don Morgan, Ralph Fletcher and
Ivy Dezall were elected President,
Treasurer and Secretary of the permanent executive of the graduating
classes of '32 at a combined mooting
of the years held ln Arts 100 Friday
noon.
Don Morgan, president of Arts '32
was opposed by Neil Munro of Science. Both those running for the
treasurership wore Artsmen, Fletcher
boating out Art BagnaU by a small
majority. Ivy Detail, Nursing '82
nosed out Mary Doojey of Arte.
Those throe, together with the
presidents of Arts, Science, Agriculture and Nursing wiU guide the
destinies of the Senior BaU and the
Graduating festivities Including the
Boat Trip which It Is hoped to restore this year.
Tho Valedictory Gift of a fund to
bo donated to the Library for the
purchase of books wiU bo arranged
In tho near future.
The Draw for tho Senior BaU win
bo arranged to follow the precedent
set by last year's executive. A box
wUl be placed somewhere on the
campus where those who wish to
take some member of the class will
deposit their names. These wUl be
crossed off the list and the remainder paired off in the usual draw.
January 28 is the date set for the
baU and although no definite arrangements have been made, it Is
rumoured that Hotel Vancouver will
be the scene.
'Class Fees are due now and I
urge upon you the necessity of paying them so that we can get on with
arrangements," stated Don Morgan
in conclusion.
Agrarians Stage
Annual   Formal
In Rustic Style
Harold King and his six musicians
supplied syncopation for several
hundred students in the Crystal
Ballroom of the Hotel Vancouver,
Friday evening, when the Farmer's
Faculty held  its annual ball.
Decorated in a most appropriate
manner for the occasion, the big
ballroom presented a unique appearance. The stage had been transformed into a barn, and round the
walls were silhouettes of various
well-known   farmyard   animals.
In keeping with the best agricultural traditions, supper was an excellent meal served in the Oak
Room, chicken sandwiches and other
dainties being much in evidence.
Dancing continued after supper until past one.
Patrons for the evening were: Dr.
and Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Dr. and
Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Dean and Mrs.
F. M. Clement and Dean M. L. Bollert.
During the evening a pleasant surprise greeted the dancers when Messrs A. Bierwagen and J. Maxwell,
University of Alberta intercollegiate
debaters, were introduced. It was
learned that they had just defeated the
U. B. C. debating team in King Edward Auditorium, and all four
speakers were received with enthusiasm.
Mr. Maxwell stated that he "admired the co-eds here," and Mr.
Bierwagen declared that he "found
the University of B. C. most hospitable." In honor of the newcomers
all dances following their introduction were declared "cut-ins."
r
Debater
NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF
TIIE SENIOR CLASSES
Thursday, January 28, in the
Crystal Ball Room of the Hotel
Vancouver, will be the time and
place of tho Senior Ball.
"Those who do not pay their
fees may read about it in the
paper the next clay," says Don
Morgan, president of the Graduating classes.
All members of the class desiring to take some other member of the opposite sex will put
the names and addresses of
both parties on a slip of paper
and deposit in the box provided
for that purpose in tho North
end of the Arts Building. The
time limit is Saturday noon.
Names not in the box will be
paired off and all results posted
in the Quad. Notice Board Monday, the 23rd.
ELEANOR  WALKER
Miss Walker, one of tho debating
team that recently mot defeat at tho
hands of tho University ef Alberta,
Is tho first woman to take part in
Intercollegiate debating for some
years.
Toronto Visitor
Describes U.B.Ce
For Home Paper
Special to the Varsity
W. F. Payton Is at present
touring Western Canada visiting aU
Western Universities. This Is a special despatch, written by him after
visiting the University of British
Columbia.
Vancouver, Jan. 7., C.I.P.—Due to
lack of endowment, students in the
University of British Columbia must
pay for the erection of now buUd-
ings, or canvas for money. Despite
this fact, some splendid buildings
grace  the  campus.
The University is in an admirable
setting, three miles from the city
limits, and reached by bus. Forests
almost surround the entire university, as the land has yet to be
cleared. Over three thousand acres
were given to the university by the
government as an edowment. Since
the land is distant from the oity and
for the most part uncleared, it is
difficult to sell. More money has
been spent in paving and clearing
than sales can realize.
Men and women at the University
of British Columbia mingle much
more freely than at the University
of Toronto. The same cafeteria and
reading rooms are used for both
sexes. Students generally seem
younger, however, than at the University of Toronto. The admission
age for students is sixteen.
This university has no Faculty of
Medicine, but boasts an excellent
Faculty of Agriculture. There is no
residence accomodation, except for
Anglican and United Church theological students.
All student officers are elected by
a vote of the whole student body.
There is a total registration of 1900,
of which approximately half is
women. The Ubyssey, semi-weekly
student paper, pays no staff salaries.
It is printed in Vancouver, outside
the University.
The Editor .of the Ubyssey is very
enthusiastic regarding an all-Canadian Intercollegiate Press Union.
He expresses his willingness to drop
the Pacific Press Union in favour of
the all-Canadian. Great hospitality has
been shown towards the Toronto
representative, and conditions seem
favorable for the promotion of fellowship amongst Canadian universities,
Alma Mater
Meeting
Auditorium
NOON, WEDNESDAY
BUSINESS-CURTAILMENT
OF SOCIAL PROGRAM
Manitoban Debaters
Defeat U.B.C. Team
By Two-One Verdict
Paul Campbell arid Bill Whimster Put Up a
Strong But Losing Fight for Russia
(Special to The Ubyssey)
Winnipeg, Man.—-A record crowd gathered In the Theatre
Alexandra here Friday evening when the University o! Manitoba succeeded In convincing a jury o! three judges and almost
1,000 enthusiastic students and citizens "That the civilization
of the United States Is a greater danger to the world than that
of Russia."
The magnificent Ideals and platitudes of democracy did
valiantly against the Insistent demands of reality, but the immediate and deplorable conditions of the world today swayed
the balance, over so slightly, ln fav-<$>
Debater
or of the prairie team. Witticism and
sharply barbed retorts wore hurled
from side to side and tho superb
forensic display of tho coastal delegates was mitigated by tho storm of
facta and figures of the Tobans.
In the opening speech, Stanley Mc
Leod mentioned that poUtlcaUy, economically and culturally, the civilization of tho United States Is a real
menace to the world. He pointed
out the sceptre of a decaying civilization as It exists in the U. S. today can be traced directly to the
inherent weaknesses of the capitalistic system.
Paul CampbeU opened by drawing
the attention of the audience to the
complete lack of individualism in
Russia, where a man's faculties are
developed only in so far as they
are a benefit to the state. He lamented the fact that Russia is ruled
by Communists, and spoke highly of
the practically unlimited franchise
in the United States.
J. W. M. Thompson of Manitoba
took pains to prove that the autocracy of Russia is peculiarly adapted
to the country's needs and that a
similar autocracy of financiers tyrannizes over the United States.
Russia, he claims, is dominated by a
few for the benefit of all, America
is dominated by a few for a few.
The economic supremacy and influence of U. S. today, he continued,
gives her a dangerous capacity to
effect the rest of the world by infusing the evils of its civilization
into other countries. The evils of
Russian civilization on the other
hand cannot be accepted by the
world because of their very novelty
and offensiveness to other and older
civilizations,   was  his  conclusion.
William Whimster, last speaker,
convinced his listeners that the culture of America is being undermined. The fear of Russia, he maintained, has brought in its wake a
tytranical suppression extremely detrimental to any civilization, especially one so undeveloped as that in
Russia.
The real menace In Russia today
is that she is seriously contemplating and attempting to foment a world
war that will be a cataclysm.
Russian civilization, it was his
conclusion, will sweep all others
aside and is, for that reason, a far
greater menace to the world than
that of thc United States.
1. R C. DEBATERS LOSE
IN FORENSIC MEET
WrTH_ALBERTA
Eleanor Walker and Nathan Nemetz failed to convince two out of
three judges that the United States
is a greater menace to the world
than Russia when they debated
against Arthur Bierwagen and John
Maxwell of the University of Alberta. The debate was one of th*
McOoun Series ln which all the Universities of Western Canada debated
the resolution that "The Civilization
of the United States is o greater
danger to the world than (hat of
Russia."
Quoting incidents, such as the
United States Invasion of Nicaragua,
which might be construed to mean
that the States Were a benevolent
world power acting in the best interests of smaller nations, but were
in reality a sign that the U. S. A.
government was using its vast resources to protect the interests of its
capitalists, the U. B. C. team presented a strong case.
Nemetz cited the failure of 12,000
banks during the last decade as a
sign of the decadence of the American system as an example of failure
and menace to the financial structure of the world. The tariff policy
of our nighbours to the south of us
was condemned as a hindrance to
the payment of war debts and reparations and a menace to the future
prosperity of the world.
Eleanor Walker dealt with the
cultural side of the United States'
life and stated that the' people In
religion lived on the outer rim of
Christianity while the people of the
Soviet were forming a religion
which dealt with humanity as a
whole not with the individual. She
claimed working conditions in Russia were much happier than in the
United States, and that they were
gradually eliminating the excess
|. crowding and bad sanitation which
has been so much stressed in recent
literature on the subject.
The Alberta debaters cleverly refuted the majority of their opponents' arguments. Bierwagen, pointing out that Russia was a potential
menace to the world if her system
(Please turn to Page Three)
Support From The Island
(Reprinted From the Coinox District Free Press of Jan. 14)
Press and radio reports from Vancouver show that the Provincial Government is about to cut the appropriations of the University of British Columbia, $258,000.00.
Chancellor R. E. McKechnie tells the press that students will be turned
away, courses abolished, salaries cut, professors liberated.
What will be the result of this? It will mean first and foremost that the
academic standing of the University that has been painstakingly brought to
its present level after a period of years will be ruined.
It will mean that the efficiency of the college will be greatly impaired,
It will mean a reflection on the entire educational system of the province.
It will mean that hundreds of our boys and girls will either be forced
into adjacent states or provinces for their higher education, or, if they cannot afford to go there, they will get none at all.
The valuable Sun declares Canon Hinchliffe hates the University because it is not in Victoria. We do not think the Minister of Education is
as small as that.
But it is apparent that the government, hard pressed for money, is making
a wilful slaughter of the University appropriations so that they may bolster
their badly depleted budget.
The University of B.C. does not belong to Vancouver, or to Victoria. It
does belong to the people of Cumberland, and Courtenay and the entire province, for the use of their children and themselves.
The government of this province, now evidently reduced to penury, must
reduce to level the mental development of B.C., and the professional advancement of B.C. teachers, B.C. engineers, B.C. business men, B.C. farmers, and
B.C. nurses.
The University is one of our most valuable assets. To deprive it of half
of its efficiency is to deprive many of the young people of B.C. of promising
careers, and to reduce the potential earning power of hundreds of the coming professional men and women of the province.
11K. Ikuta, Local
Student, Views
Oriental Crisis
Japanese   Undergraduate   Outlines
Causes and  Development of
Manchurian Situation   •
NATHAN NtMSTS
Nemets hu had'considerable ax*
perlence, having bean distinguished in
debating before ho came to U, B, C.
Since coming to Varsity ho has boon
a member of tho ParUamentary Forum. This is his first IntercoUegiate
debate.
Principals For
HM.S. Pinafore
Finally Chosen
Principal parts have been definitely assigned for H. M. S. Pinafore,
the second OUbert and Sullivan production to be undertaken by the
Musical Society. The chorus is well
under way and actual stage work
Is beginning.
Those who saw "The JPirates of
Penzance" last year will notice many
new voices of fine quality. A striking development of the voices of
old members is also noticeable.
Alice Rowe, who took a minor
lead last year, is taking the part of
Josephine, the soprano lead. Buttercup, who has one of the most well-
known songs of the opera, will be
played by Sophie Witter, contralto,
She will be remembered for her
portrayal of the similar role of
Ruth,  the nurse, in the "Pirates."
Ralph, tenor, Captain Corcoran,
baritone, and the Boatswain, bass,
are all taken by new voices—Neil
Perry, Robert Harcourt, and Charles
Armstrong.
Nelson Allen, who took the Sergeant of Police last year, takes the
difficult part of Dick Deadeye, the
comedian.
The President of the Society, Robert Brooks, will take the part of Sir
Joseph Porter, a role similar to that
of Major General Stanley, which he
played last year.      '
C. Haydn Williams is the Musical Director. The Society is fortunate in securing once more the services of Edgar Smith as Dramatic
Director.
The Society is contemplating a
short tour with the opera at the end
of the season. This will probably
include New Westminster and Chilliwack.
Editor Decides
Totem Write-ups
Due January 28
A healine appeared in the January
12 isue of the Ubyssey, reading
"Grads To Compose Own Epitaphs
For This Year's Totem." The editors
wish to make it clear that each
graduating student is responsible for
seeing that his own write-up is
handed in to the Totem Office, but
students are at perfect liberty to
have their friends compose the
write-ups if they wish.
This is the last week for having
photographs taken. Any students
who were unable to fill their appointments last week should phone
immediately for an appointment as
soon as possible. Any athletic groups
who have not already made arrangements with the photographer should
get in touch with him at once, as
group pictures cannot be rushed
through at the last minute. Executives of undergraduate classes are
urged to get pictures as outlined by
I letter.
j    Class,  club,  and  student  write-ups
i are now due.    The last day for student   write-ups   is   Monday,  January
i 25.     Dates   for   write-ups   of   classes
and   clubs,   also   athletic   clubs   and
Ed. Note:—This article was written
by a Japanese undergraduate especi*
aUy tor the Ubyssey. The point of
view in it is not necessarily that of
the editors or staff of the Ubyssey.
but presents one side of an interest*
ing question.
Late on tho night of September 18,
1931, a number of soldiers under tho
command of Major-Oeneral Wang
I-Tei of the First Division of tho
Northeastern Army, generally re*
garded as the plok of the troops un*
der Chang Hsuch-Liang, attempted
to destroy the track of tho South
Manchurian Railway a few mUee
north of Mukden. Tho Imperial
RaUway Guards wero than compelled
to take forcible action to stop tho
outrage, ending In tha sweeping out
of aU the undorsirabla, disturbing,
and rowdy soldier-bandits from Mukden and its adjoining territory along
tho S. M, R. Unas. This constitutes
what ia known aa the Manchurian
affair.
But the blowing-up by regular
Chinese troops of a section of the
S. M. R. was only the immediate occasion and not the real cause of the
trouble, which lies deeper, The
Manchurian Incident is traceable to
China's utter disregard of the ideal
of international peace, for it is a
matter of history that China has
been openly end utterly violating
Japan's rights and interests and has
provoked her by a series of violent
and lawless acts.
Past and Present of Manchuria
Let us for a moment visualize
Manchuria as it was when Japan, as
the result of her war with Russia,
found herself In possession ot this
territory. At that time it was a
sparsely-populated region, backward,
semi-civilized, and bandit-ridden,
with no importance whatever in the
economy of the world. Even its
geographical and national identity
was vague and obscure.
What  is the  picture of Manchuria
today?    It   is  the   most   rapidly-de-
iPiease turn to Pagv; Tl 'ee)
Co-Eds Discuss
Leap Year Ball,
Hi-Jinks Party
"Hi-jinx will be held on Friday,
January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium," said Dorothy Myers, President of the Women's Undergraduate
Society at a meeting of the Society
held Monday noon in Arts 100.
For the benefit of Freshettes, Miss
Myers explained that Hi-jinx is an
annual W. U. S. fancy dress party,
to which no men are admitted. A
small admission fee of 23 cents is
charged to cover costs.
Making the official report of the
relief work undertaken last term,
Miss Myers stated that old clothes
collected far exceeded In number
anything expected. Provincial relief
authorities, to whom the clothes
were sent, were most agreeably surprised at the large contribution from
Point Grey, said the President.
Miss Myers reminded the Society
that the Co-ed Ball is due to take
place in about six weeks time. "Not
only is this the fifth anniversary of
the ball's Inception, it is also a leap
year," said the President amid
laughter. "Proceeds of the ball go
towards the* Women's Union Building," she continued, "and as it is
the chief method of raising funds
for the building we hope to see it
well   attended."
The Co-ed is the only dance on
the campus to which women invite
men. .All expenses, including transmutation both ways, are met by the
women. For the last two years
sports clothes have been worn and
due to the depression it was suggested that this custom be continued.
Putting the question to the vote, it
was unanimously decided to "GO
SPORTY.''
Before adjournment, a financial
report of last year's co-ed ball was
read because an error had been discovered in the previous report. Net
telurns of the ball amounted to
S23C.9fi.
teams, have been given by letter.
Graduating students and members of
executives are requested to give the
staff of the "Totem' their prompt
co-operation. Page Two
TUB UBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 19, 1932
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19,1932
ARE WE WANTED?
Do the people of British Columbia want a
University in their province?
Presumably this question received some
consideration at the time when U.B.C. was
established. That the government of the day
believed the answer to be ln the affirmative
seems a reasonable assumption when the statistics of the period are examined.
In 1915, the year when this Institution first
opened its doors as the University of British
Columbia, it received a government grant of
$175,000. The registration for that year is'
given as 379 and the population of the province
waa in the neighborhood of 400,000. This
means that the people of British Columbia
were prepared to pay a sum of $461 per stu*
dent for a university which directly benefitted
only one person in every thousand. It is obvious that the general public believed that the
actual students who received higher education
were not the only persons who gained from
the existence of a university.
During the past two years the world has
been in the throes of an economic depression;
people of all classes have suffered; the gen*
eral standard of living has fallen. Doubtless
the people of British Columbia can no longer
afford to pay $461 per student for a university
which directly benefits only one person in
every thousand.  But is this necessary?
In 1929 the government grant to the university was the highest which the institution
had ever received, amounting to $570,200. The
registration was 2365 and the population of the
province was estimated at 591,000. Thus in
1929 the people of British Columbia were paying less than $250 per student for a university
which, directly benefitted one person in every
261.
Since it is the people of the province who
determine how many students shall attend the
University, the cost per student rather than
the total cost of the institution would seem to
be a better guage of what the public desires. It
cannot be questioned that the contributions
of the University to the province as a whole
have increased with the growth of the institution. Since 1929 the grant has been reduced,
and the students fees raised; enrolment has
fallen off very little. Thus the cost of operation has been even further transferred to the
shoulders of those who are directly benefitted.
The attitude of the public towards higher
education can hardly be styled progressive if
it cannot sanction for a university of increased
value, an expenditure per student which is
little, if any, more than fifty per cent, of what
was considered reasonable' seventeen years
ago.
GOOD STUFF FORUM
It is some years since any measure of success attended the efforts of U.B.C. debaters.
The lack of forensic talent and the opportunity
to develop it have been deplored both in the
columns of the Ubyssey and elsewhere. At
the beginning of this session an enterprising
group of students decided that something
should be done about this state of affairs, with
the result that the Parliamentary Forum came
into being.
The recently concluded McGoun series of
debates did not bring to this university much
in the way of laurels, nevertheless there can be
no doubt that the contests both in Vancouver
and Winnipeg were far from one sided. At
both places U.B.C. obtained one out of the
three votes which is actually a much better
record than has been credited to the University in intercollegiate debates for some time.
This in itself suggests that the standard of
public speaking at U.B.C. is on the upswing.
While the Parliamentary Forum may not be
solely responsible for this improved condition,
it seems entirely probable that a measure of
credit is due to those who worked both to bring
that club into being and to cause it to function
efficiently.
Intoxicated prisoners in the Saint John, N.B.,
county jail staged a pre-Christmas celebration
by wrecking the prison furniture and bombarding the prison officials with bottles and dishes.
Where they got their booze is a puzzle.
A holiday banquet commences with a "cover"
charge and ends with the waiter's tip.
A year ago last Sunday Mr. R. J. Cromie
made arrangements for The Ubyssey staff to
edit The Vancouver Sun for a day—a memorable day, and one full of valuable
What's experiences for those taking part
The Score? in the adventure. In the morning
a six-column streamer was run,
announcing "U.B.C. TO STAGE BIG STADIUM DRIVE." In the busy weeks that followed the student body showed what it can
do when roused to the point of making an effort. The track and field are now prepared,
but due to difficulties in collecting caution
money, bleachers have not been built. Late
last term, the Big Block Club was attempting
to recover as much as possible of these funds.
It would be interesting to know how the matter
stands now, and what will be done.   Who has
the dope?
* *   *
Speaking of the "Sun" reminds me that this
daily used another objectionable headline last
week: "GIRL NON-SMOKERS HELD HALF*
BAKED." This referred to an
College Stories address on changing morals
Again given by Dr, Weir.   Let me
quote him from the report:
"If a young woman smoked a cigarette.in public fifteen years ago, she would have been considered quite hard boiled. But today, if she
doesn't do so, I'm afraid that her friends would
think she was half-baked." Obviously the headline gives a wrong impression. The remark
Was not a serious statement of personal opinion, but an incidental and humorous comment
on a change in attitude that we all know to
have taken place, But many of the public are
only too eager to "get something" on "these
Varsity punks," and so they are given the impression that one of the professors believes a
co-ed who doesn't smoke in' public is half-
baked. I don't call that friendly on the part
of the "Sun." A headline should give at a
glance the important feature of a story, but
surely it is not good Journalism to attract attention by misrepresentation or perversion of
the facts, however interesting such may sound.
Many people read much of the news rapidly,
noting chiefly the headlines, which should be
meaty—but accurate—for this reason if for no
other.
mme
And speaking of student effort leads me to
suggest that there is a challenge in the air for a
campaign that should eclipse even the one
that was instrumental in getting
The Next the present buildings erected on
Campaign the campus. The need for an endowment fund is generally recognized but, as far as I know, no start has been
made, except for the so far unprofitable University Lands project. It is fitting that students
should take the initiative. With enthusiasm,,
persistence and careful organization, I believe
that a large amount could be raised in the province solely by student effort. It is too late to
consider such an effort this year, even if hard
times and uncertainty as to the future of the
institution were not with us. However, Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors might remember
that the challenge is always before them. If
the University waits for governments and individuals to provide an endowment by spontaneous generosity, it will wait a long, long time.
The student body has a tradition of ACTION
in such matters, and sometime soon the Endowment Campaign may become a reality.
* *   *
It is announced that the silly personal
write-ups that have graced The Totem for so
many years are to be replaced this time by
terse facts. No longer will seniors
The Totem be at the mercy of friends in this
Evolves matter. No longer will students
wrack their brains concocting
nice things to say about others. (I did my
best for a friend last year, but the printer went
me one better, changing "fond of the social
whirl" to "lord of the social whirl." My friend
was displeased about it, and yet not unpleased,
if you know what I mean.)
So we are no more to learn about the winning smile of this student, the cheerful disposition of that one, or the ready wit of the
other. In fact, we are evolving an Annual that
may soon differ quite radically from similar
publications in the high schools.
Spain has declared a retaliatory tariff war
on all nations that impose high duties on Spanish goods. This "Spanish custom" has been
adopted by many other countries, including
Canada.
#   #   *
Trappers in Northern Ontario welcome
wolves howling at their doors. During the year
they have collected over $8000 bounty, $25 for
each wolf, and the pelts bring from $6 to $8
extra.
Letters to the Editor
Editor Ubyssey:
I note, in your issue ot November
10, 1931, you have reprinted "Fifteen
Men on the Dead Man's Chest" with
a note that it was picked up by a
wanderer in the West Indies last
summer and that the Author is unknown. It may be that you would
like some further light on the history and authorship of the poem.
The first four lines, of course, appear in quotation marks in Stevenson's "Treasure Island," It is almost
certain that he, as many other
writers have done, composed the
lines to fit his story. The complete
poem was written some, years ago
by Young Ewing Allison, of Louisville, Kentucky, as an elaboration
of Stevenson's quatrain, but it was
not until 1018 that it first authoritatively appeared in book form in
"Song of Men," an anthology, selected "and arranged by Robert Froth-
ingham, of New York.
Your version differs in some details from that printed in "Songs of
Men," and you omit the fourth
verse, which is the one which mentions "Old Paw."
Fifteen men of 'em good and true-
Evory man-Jack could ha'  sailed
with Old Pew-
There wet chest on ohest full of
Spanish Oold,
With a ton of plate in the middle
hold,
And the cabins, riot of loot untold,
And they lay there
That had took tho plum,
With sightless glare,
And their lips struck dumb.
While we shared all by the rule of
thumb—
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!
Frothingham's note prefixed to the
poem is interesting. Ho says that
"The Dead Man's Chest" is the
name of a treacherous sunken reef
in the Caribbean Sea. The legend Is
that during the piratical era "on the
'Spanish main', in the 17th Century,
a Spanish Galleon, returning home
heavily laden with treasure, was
raided by a piratical crew who made
every man-jack aboard the galleon
walk the plank, and then fell to
fighting among themselves over the
division of the loot. The result of
this—was that IS husky cutthroats
set their less powerful companions
adrift in the long boat with just
enough fresh water and sea-biscuit
to last them until they reached the
mainland, The 15 worthies left in
possession of the galleon and its
treasure, being no better able to
agree among themselves as to its
division than their luckless companions whom they had abandoned, in
turn started a fight among themselves which resulted in the death
of all. The galleon drifted derelict
on the Dead Man's Chest, where she
was subsequently discovered by the
members of the crew who had been
set adrift."
In the poem the bo'sn's mate tells
what he saw as he and his mates
clambered up the side of the ship.
R. L. REID,
Dec. 26, 1931.
OUT WITH THE FROSH
Editor Ubyssey,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir:
We, as graduates of the University
of British Columbia, would like to
suggest a possible solution to the
problem of the grant reduction. It
is as follows: eliminate your Freshman course. We know that the High
Schools throughout the province are
adequately equipped to educate those
students. Teachers are now drawing salaries tor teaching ten or
twelve Senior Matriculation pupils
when, at the same expense, they
could be teaching thirty or forty.
Let the district centres absorb the
first year University students and
keep your University as an Institution of higher learning. Why reduce your university to school level,
and send our best young men and
women out of the province?
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a considerable stock of EngUsh One
texts on hand and any Freelmwn
desiring those must buy before Wednesday, They Include Bacchao Julius Caesar, A Don's House and The
School for Scandal. There 1- also a
supply of the following: Los Pre-
cieuses Ridicules, Practical Trigonometry, Ovid (Latin 1.), Latin Cribs,
a few texts for Economics 6, Scha-
plro (one copy), Pronunciation (3),
and a few remnants for English
Two.
The management would like if st
all possible to liquidate these assets
by Wednesday, otherwise they wiU
have to be returned to the owners.
The books are in good condition,
and the price is low. Line forms on
the right in the basement of the
Arts Building.
It is expected that checks will be
available at the beginning of next
week.
ALOUETTE
The first meeting of Alouette for
1932 was held January 12 at the home
of Mr. Jack Shaneman. The program
consisted of games, songs, and an Interesting modern French play by Miss
Vera Scott and Mr. Donald Fisher.
The next meeting will be the annual bridge and It will be held Tuesday evening, January 26. AU members are to notify Miss Vera Scott
sometime this week whether they wiU
be able to attend or not so that aU
arrangements may be made.
STRAYED—Deibler Economics Text.
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Rack.
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Members of tho Corps are requested to make themselves acquainted
with orders as may bo issued from
time to time through the medium of
The Ubyssey and tho various notice boards. The dates for future
parades and training have already
been published and also appear on
the notice boards.
Parades from now until Annual
Inspection must be u strong as possible In order to come up to the
required standard.
The parade for Wednesday, January 20, wfll be held at Boatty St.
DrUl Hall at 8:00 p.m. sharp.
DRESS—Mufti. No arms or equipment to be carried.
TRAIrTiNG-"A" and "B" Candidates will undergo training in preparation for the Practical Examination to be held Thursday, January
28.
Remainder of the Corps.—Rifle
practice in preparation for 1st Inter-
University Rifle Match to be held
Wednesday, January 27.
Note:—Non-Commissioned Officers
are required to have their Nominal
Rolls and Roll of Attendance posted
up to date, and for their guidance,
are requested to consult the Records
In the C.O.T.C. Orderly Room at
their earliest convenience.
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Editor, Ubyssey, .
Dear Sir:
I attended the Musical Society's
recital the other day, and my enjoyment of the program was completely spoilt by the flat, tinny notes
of the grand piano.
Surely something can be done
about this instrument. It is positively a disgrace that in an institution such as this, where we boast
a "musical" society, there should be
a piano that has not the tone or
timbre of a cheap practice piano,
never name a concert grand. It is
a wonder that the people in the
Musical Society who must have to
use it for practising have stood it
so long.
I don't know whose province it is
to look after such things, but I am
writing in the hope that someone in
authority will see this and at least
send a tuner to overhaul the instrument.
Yours truly,
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Life is a riot! Thus the sage hath said,
Why! Even now your toothbrush may
be red,
While folks may laugh when you sit
down to play
Or snicker at the dandruff In your
hay.
Are you a puny scrawny little man?
Our sun lamp covers you with heavy
tan.
If you can't dance, just learn to in
a day.
Our course shows you the new, quick,
easy way.
Why do you waste your time at heavy
work?
Earn extra money as a railroad dork.
Who knows? Perhaps your placo is on
the screen.
Why do you hesitate whan you're so
keen?
Are you a strong contender ln love's
race?
If not let ua refit you with a face.
And if for thrUls you reaUy have a
flair,
Our pilots now are burning up tha
air.
Just think  of aU tha things you
haven't bean
80 nlall tho coupoh In thia magazine.
I wish
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I
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Uke
this
or any other
kind
of muck.
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One Week More
In Bridge Game
By Co-Co
(Special to the Ubyssey)
There is absolutely no question
that my method, the card-in-the-
sleeve system, is by far the best.
This was well illustrated in last
nights play, when I gained a lead of
over ten thousand points, even
though my opponents held all the
best cards. That is they were dealt
the best cards, but I played them.
In the two hundred and forty-nine
thousandth rubber, the "tenth game
produced a very interesting hand.
Apart from the four aces that I held
my partner McOoofus held nothing
but four aoes and several assorted
kings. I held tho rest of the kings,
plus a few that seemed to have been
left over from the last deal. Otherwise, my oponents hold aU the good
cards, Including two queens that I
dealt thorn in a moment of self-sacrifice.
Having dealt, I started out tho
bidding with three and a half
spades. This was a Physics bid, as I
had nothing but three Jacks in that
suit. Von Nurtz bid four spadaa,
explaining with a smile that ho waa
JUst trying to bluff ma. McOoofus
my partner, wont five hearts. This
told me that ho had four hearts
(five minus one for good luck), that
he had 4% honor tricks (this was
just a guess on my part) and It
told me that he had six hearts (five
plus one for good luck), and that
these six included an ace and two
kings. I knew this because I had
dealt them.
Cyrius de Screpancy, my opponent,
sitting In the south-east by 49 do-
grees north position, went six clubs.
This didn't mean a thing, because
I had a peek at his cards.
I was now in a serious position. If
the king of hearts was held by my
partner, aU was well. If one of my
opponents held it, however, I was
in a trap, because I shouldn't know
what to do with it. I was holding
this card myself, butt owing to a
sUght oversight it didn't happen to
match the backs of the deck we
were playing with.
So I called eight spades and an
ambulance. Imagine my horror when
von Nurtz led the king of hearts! I
played my king of hearts with nonchalance. There ensued Ave minutes of heated argument as to which
king took the trick. Von Nurtz said
that he had got there first. I countered that "he who laughs last,
laughs longest."
During the most sulphurous, not
to say the warmest, part of the debate (during which McGoofus cooked
me a steak, and a goose for the opponents) it was discovered that the
trick had vanished. Naturally. It
was in my pocket.
The opponents, much disgusted,
decided to end play for the night.
The party broke up with many Happy New Year wishes.
THE INNER LIFE OF
LOUS XIV
By Zola Olbois Elbeseigneur
When we, that is, you and I and
any friends you wish to include,
last left Dartagnan he was in a predicament that was definitely not the
best. He had contracted to dule
with four of the three musketeers.
And if you were to ask me or even
just look at me I would jump at
the chance to tell you that it was
a very bad position indeed. You see
it left our hero flat on his back. And
that is no way for a hero to be if
he wants to be the dashing type.
The hour of the dule approached
and Darty hied himself to tho spot
where the doings wore scheduled to
take plaee. He had handed the
cards handed to him to tho first
next fellow that he met if you remember. What the HaU is you doing in every line I write.
At tho sound of the gong tho four
musketeers advance upon one another. Porthos leads' with a slash
to tho Jaw. Athos counters with a
right to the solar pleux. Ho throws
tho counter at Porthos. Porthos is
down.
In tho duel going on right beside
tho first one Pathos and Gathos are
battling. Porthos Is up. Pathos
draws first blood and goes on fiercely looking for second blood. Porthos Is down. Gathos not to bo out-
dona strives fiercely to overcome
his rival by quick cutting slices.
Porthos is up.
Gathos uses the Lens system but
Pathos saya he will not fight a man
with hla glasses on. Pathos takes
off the Lena and uses the Culbert-
son approach which is a quick trick.
This baffles Gathos. Porthos is
down. Pathos is taking full advantage of hla quick trick and takes his
partner out in spades. Oathos protests to the referee about the using
of other weapons than swords. The
spades are withdrawn.
The crowd gathers quickly for
Porthos Is both up and down. No,
he's down. The duel waxes hot
until the floor of the court yard becomes highly polished. As this is
going on Darty watches inter* *tdly
until he slips on the slippery floor
and sits down suddenly on his
sword. He gets the point and rises
quickly to the occasion.
Details of the result will be published next week.
CRUMBS
from
The College Bred
Stanton:   How do you spell "Bierwagen?"
Co-co:   H-e-a-r-s-e.
A cautious young fellow was Vance,
Who never left shaving to chance,
"'Tis hard times," he said,
"So I'm keeping ahead
By shaving a week in advance."
/ —Ex.
This is a new column so we have
never  metaphor   .
* •   •
A Muck page column, surrounded
by the doings of McGoofus, McHootch, Suey, etc., might be considered by Ubyssey readers as
merely more "Muck." Perhaps It
is. I am certain that some of it will
be. However, amongst the insanity-
provoking puns that will probably
appear I hope you will be able to
find some traces of a Uttle serious
thought on my part.
• • •*
One excuse that Whimster and
CampbeU oould submit as a reason
for the two-to-one Manitoban victory is: "We might have won the
debate if we had a few U.B.C. students tobaccos."
•' •   •
The foUowing ditty is copied from
the University of Washington DaUy:
Blessings cm thee Mr. Ohandi,
Looking like some chokUt candl,
AU unwrapped, no tinsel foU,
Can you kick like chorus goUs?
e   e   e
Hazing may not be the only thing
that wUl be abolished at the University next faU.
* •  •
Was Initiation a "Bad Thing"? Is
the plan of compelling Freshmen to
enter extra-curricular activities a
better substitute? Let them alone
altogether. They have to learn to
look'after themselves someday and
the sooner the better.
e  e  e
Here is my contribution   to   the
limerick contest:
A Senior of Arts '82
Saw a Frosh coming out of the zoo,
And being a punster
He ssid to the youngster
"Giraffe to pay to go through?"
e   e   e
The University has been overlooked in the province-wide mandate for an exhibition of patriotism
ln institutes of learning every Monday morning. We want our flagpole
up! We want to salute the Union
Jack every Monday morning at nine
o'clock. Haven't you felt that inner
urge on the first lecture-day of the
week to crane your neck at the red,
white and blue, to stand at attention, and   to   sing   "God   Save   the
King."    We  want our flagpole  up!
• *  •
His name is Buster but we Columbus. —T.H.
Limerick Judges
Work Overnight
Litany Recreations will announce
prize-winners and prize limericks of
the Limerick contest in the next issue of Muck-a-Muck. Here are a
few of the many thousands that
have already been received:
A chemistry student named Pete
Thought up an idea on heat,
He said to the prof,,
"If I take the lid off
Do you think we will land on our
feet."
• *   *
A man of the C. 0. T. C.
One day took a co-ed to tea
He said with a laugh
As they went into the caf.
"I hope you don't think it's on me."
• •  •
A Senior of Arts '32,
Saw a Frosh coming out of the zoo,
Ho remarked something witty
With charming dignity
And forgot ha was once in there
too.
e  e  e
A chemistry student named Pete
Thought up an Idea on heat,
He said, "This Is sweU
If I start raising hall
I sure won't get oold ln the foot."
—Co-Co
• *  •
A man of the C. 0. T. C.
One day took a co-ed to tea,
The tactician had charms
So he shouldered her arms
And marched to the nearest J. P.
• •  •
A co-ed who took English 10
Cut lectures again and again,
Tho tutorial geyser
Was not a bit wiser;
But the guys missed the guile now
and then.
• *  •
A Senior of Arts '32
Saw a Frosh coming but of the zoo
He asked for the donkey,
The bear and the monkey.
The Frosh said, "They're quite well.
And you?"
• •   e
A chemistry student named-Pete
Thought Up an 'idea on heat.
He set up a retort—
We are glad to report
There's a chance to save one of his
feet.
The Fishsoup
Mystery
By M. E.
First Policeman: How do you account for your big feet. Heredity
or environment?
Sitting Bull: Environment.   I was
bofn in the foothills.
*   *   •
What surrounds the sea?
"Sho*. sho'."
In connection with their class
work, students of McGill visited the
largest brewery in America.
(At Aggie Ball)-Freshette: What's
Mr. Bierwagen's real name?
*   *   *
She (over the telephone): "Sure,
come up about eight o'clock. There
wont' be anyone at home." And he
went. And there wasn't anyone at
home.
Blowout was a detective extraordinary and in twenty-four hours
he had run three suspects to earth.
One was Three Gun Pete, downtown barrister and solicitor; the second was Sadie Fadeaway, and the
third was the insidious Mr. Chang
Suey. He arrested aU three of them
excepting Miss Fadeaway and Mr.
Suey.
"It was all so simple," he explained to Medley who was acting
as the correspondent for the Ubyssey
and the London Times. "I went to
the scene of the tragedy and started a search for clues. In one hidden
nook of the Lily pond I found an
embroidered handkerchief with the
initals "T.O.P." printed In thirty-
six point caps inlaid in one corner.
In another corner of tho pool I
found one belonging to Chang Suey
and in a third I was able to locate
one that I guessed belonged to Sa*
die. I found another one In my own
pocket but I'm keeping that under
my hat."
As Blowout blowed, a hand appeared from beneath tho table on
which ho was sitting, (he was in
the caf.) and silently stole towards
tho hip-pocket of tho detective,
"Look," yoUod Modley, as he be-
hold tho outstretched palm.
Blowout turned, took In the situation at a glance and moved to
another table. "A man's roach should
exceed hla grasp," he remarked as
he lit a Murad.
(To bo Continued)
Police of Berkeley, California, conducted their annual search of frat
houses a while ago. Somebody
tipped the boys off, so aU tho cops
got was 36 red lanterns, 31 signs, S
Ufe buoys, 3 firehose nozzles, a barber pole, and the usual collection of
flower-pots,  ashtrays,  etc.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Clare Donaldson: Yesslr, one
of my best friends waa an In*
dian Chief—he tried to give me
one of his squaws.
Dr. Carrothers: I'm a great
friend of the Russians; there
are 160 million of them.
Art McCulloch: I've never
seen anyone who plays bridge
like I do.
S. D.: Dr. Sedgewick is not
the kind of man I'd like to
mother.
Dr. Carrothers: I hold no brief
for or against Russia; I'm
against everything.
Himie: The British are coming!
"Just Where the Bus Stops"
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(Continued from Page One)
failed, stated that Stalin would not
hesitate to use the powers of his
position as dictator and declare war
In an effort to weld the convergent
Interests of the masses together In
an  international  struggle.
Maxwell declared that the rewards
for Individual effort which were not
given in Russia were a dangerous
factor. In social conditions he stated
that Russia made marriage a farce,
with matrimony offered at a dollar
a throw, and If a person had no dollar he could m indulge in free love;
this was certainly not an improvement on present marital conditions
ln the United States despite the
grave danger of the divorce problem.
Judges for the debate were Rev.
Dr. W. Brewing, A. Manson, M.L.A.
and Norman Stacey. Mr. Justice
Fisher presided as chairman.
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Saskatchewan Team
Wins Two Debates
In McGoun Series
Edmonton, Alta,, Jan. 15—Russia
lost a battle with the U, S. A. in
Edmonton Friday evening when a
pro-Russian University of Alberta
debating team lost a unanimous decision to the anti-Russian pro-American debaters from the University of
Saskatchewan.
Speaking  on   the   negative   of   a
resolution,  "The  Civilization  of the
United  States  is  a   greater  danger
to the world than that of Russia,"
Kate Neatby and Sol Kanee won a
clear   victory   over   Victor   Gowan
and Mark McClung.
•   •   •
Saskatoon, Sask., Jan. 15—Saskatchewan defeated Manitoba tonight
in the annual debate tor the McGoun Cup by two votes to one. Saskatchewan upheld the affirmative on
the question, "Resolved that the civ
ilization of the United States is more
dangerous than that of Russia."
R. Pierce and A. Abraham bore
the Saskatchewan banner while Max
Cohen and Stanley Knowles spoke
for Manitoba.
K. IKUTA, LOCAL STUDENT,
VIEWS ORIENTAL CRISIS
(Continued from Page One)
veloplng and prosperous part of
China. With a population in the
neighborhood of 30 millions, It has
become a factor of importance in
world economics. Japan has been
largely instrumental in this development of Manchuria, and in the
opening of this region to world commerce. By her foresight, initiative,
anr huge capital investment, she has
made Manchuria what it is today.
In this transformation of the wilderness into a rich granary of the Far
East, the Chinese have benefitted as
much as the Japanese. This is attested by the fact that for several
years   past,   the   Chinese  have   emi
grated into this territory from the
war-torn and impoverished provinces of China, at the astounding rate
of one million per year.
The Validity of a Treaty
In 1894 Japan went to war with
China over Korea. A Treaty of
peace was signed ln 1895, in which
China recognized the full Independence of Korea and ceded to Japan
in perpetuity and full sovereignity,
the southern portion of Manchuria.
Considering that permanent poses-
sion of the ceded territory by Japan
would be detrimental to the lasting
peace of the Orient, Russia, Germany and France united in a joint
recommendation that Japan refrain
from holding these districts permanently. Then, the three strongest
military powers of Europe forced
Japan to surrender the legitimate
fruit of her victory. Japan was compelled under duress to hand back
Fengtlen to China.
In 1896 China entered into a secret
military alliance with Russia, and
by the terms of the alliance, China
leased to Russia for the term of
twenty-five years Lieastung Peninsula, and granted the right to extend the Chinese Eastern Railway
from Harbin to Port Arthur. The
Russians occupied and flooded Manchuria with troops, closed the province to foreign trade and travel and
converted It into a vice-royalty ruled
from St. Petersburg. Now Manchuria became a Russian province.
Then the Russo Japanese War followed. At the Portsmouth Peace
Conference, Russia refused to pay
a cash indemnity but with the consent of China transferred to Japan
the Liastung Lease and her rights
to the S. M. R.
By 1910, however, it became apparent that the short unexpired term
of the Lease made impossible any
further borrowing of capital for
Manchurian development. Unless
the extension of the Lease could be
assured, Japan stood to lose the
fruits of her victory over Russia and
the capital she had Invested in the
development of Manchuria.
In February, 1915, Japan presented
the so-caUed "Twenty-one Demands
to China." Japan at the request of
China, then presented an ultimatum
and as a result, China signed a
treaty on May 25, 1915, extending
the Lientung Lease and the terms
of the S.M.R. and the Antung Railway to 9 years. The treaty also conceded to Japanese subjects the right
to lease land for erecting suitable
buildings for trade and manufacture
and for agricultural enterprises.
This treaty is now the crux of
the Manchurian problem. The Chinese, appealing to the higher moralities contend that it was extracted
under duress and therefore invalid.
If Japan was compelled by force to
restore China the Southern part of
Fengtlen Province, after China had
ceded it in perpetuity to Japan, it
would seem that the formal convention of November 8, 1895, under
which the retrocession was made,
is also invalid.
Even if the Chinese contention is
upheld it Is open to question if China has a clear title to the territory
known as Manchuria. The Chinese
were not permitted to enter this
territory until the restriction was
removed in 1905. The original inhabitants of this land are the Tun-
gus, mixed to some extent with
Mongols and Tartars, who still regard the Chinese as intruders. The
earliest evidence of Japanese interest in these regions dates as far back
as 662, in which year is recorded an
alliance between one of the kingdoms formed by the Tungus known
as the Kaoll and Japan. On the
present Manchurian problem Japan
has a case without referring to the
vague national identity of Manchur-
<ia. Her case is based upon existing
agreements with China in which the
Chinese sovereignity over Manchuria
is assured.
Japan's whole position in Manchuria, her investment of a billion and a
half yen, her economic necessities,
strategic security, national honour
and dignity, aU rest upon the legality of the 1915 Treaty. To surrender
this treaty is equivalent to committing national suicide. The Naka-
mura case, the Wanposhan affair,
the massacres ln Korea and the
other 300 or more incidents complicating relations between the two nations all proceed from China's refusal to recognize the 1915 Treaty
as binding.
China overlooks that even in the
Kellogg Peace Pact several of its
signatories reserved the right of
self defence of regions where certain states have vital interests. Under these conditions a crisis was inevitable. Some incident had to occur to break a deadlock that was
slowly but surely tightening the
noose around Japan's neck. Japan
had to move in Manchuria as Britain has moved iii India, and in
Egypt, as the U. S. has moved in
the Carribean, and as France moved
In Morocco. It is not a question of
policies, party politics, or Individual
persons. It is a question of
the manifest destiny of a nation, the
instinct of life and self preservation which sooner or later sweeps
policies and persons out of the way
and asserts its right to exist.
Problems Relating to Railways
China, by laying and operating
lines parallel to the South Manchurian Railway is violiating the rights
and interests of the Japanese Railways. According to the Peking
Protocol duly accepted by the Chinese i Government in 1905, it is provided that China before its restoration agrees that any parallel line or
any branch line which may injure
the interests of the S. M. R. shall
not be laid, and this treaty is today
■still effective.
Aberdeen Lassie: "Mither says
there was a fly in the cake she
bought here."
Grocer: "Tell her to return the
fly and I'll give her a currant for
it," THE UBYSSEY
Tuesday, January 19, 1932
MPUS   SPORTS
Is Our Inter-Collegiate Sport Worth While?
—♦
sENiorr
SQUAD WIN
ON FRIDAY
A Blue and Gold basketball
squad from the confines of
West Point Grey, that looked a
long way from the Dominion
titleholders of last spring, man*
aged ln a second half rally to
continue undefeated In the
Greater Vancouver fiasco by
handing the eager but uninitiated Asahls a 40*11 trouncing
in the Varsity gym on Friday
night.
With only six players ln uniform, and with Bob Osborne
trying to stay in the contest
with ao injured ankle, the students were sadly weakened
after the eligibility rules had
taken their toll and sickness
had kept two of the men out of
the fray.
Throughout the opening canto the
collegians played hit and miss baU
with the few brilliant spots being
more than offset by poor passes. PI
CampbeU was breaking in under the
basket well but he was not getting
the usual support and consequently
did not boost the U.B.C. score to a
very great extent. At the interval
the students held a scanty 12-5 lead.
In the second frame the Varsity
squad began to find the basket with
more regularity, while the sallies of
the Nipponese lost much of their
effect. Campbell and Bob Osborne
were getting through to find the
hoop regularly, and Ken Wright
was playing a smart game ln under
the basket. Doug Mclntyre was the
floor general of the squad, directing
the attack with plenty of success.
Prospects of an exhibition tilt at
King Edward gym. on Wednesday
night are found in the announcement from the league officials that
they are anxious to have the students play in such a contest. Coach
Arnold Henderson is anxious to have
the boys play the tilt and it is probable that the game will be arranged.
The opposition has not yet been announced.
POT SHOTS
FROM THE PRESS BOX
WeCLAeU. Proving an Expensive
Experiment-Costs, at Present, Unfair
Senior "B" Men
Outscored By
YM.CA 29-23
Varsity's fighting Senior "B" ma*
chine took one on tho chin Saturday night whan Vancouver "Y"
outscored them 89*21.
Tho students had a tough time
getting started against a team that
know tho floor weU and put this
knowledge to good use with their
passes, try as they might ,the studanta could not find tho basket and
finished on the short and of an 18-8
count at half time. Boon after tho
opening of tho second half tho Varsity started to hit their old stride
and things became Interesting. Jimmy Bardaloy dropped two nice baa*
keta and Biff McLeod foUowod with
another to bring tho score to 88*80.
Tho "Y" team tightened up just
enough to stave them off until time
and finished with a • point lead.
The atudenta looked aa though the
\ggie BaU might have loft thorn a
bit out of condition. Jimmy Bardsley, Biff McLeod and BUI Lucaa
turned in nice games while Rann
Mathison had one of his rare off
nights.
f     	
SPORTORIA
il— n— li— ii — H*»IHA'
Hi—ii — ii — ii — n—«j
Shuttle Stars
Play Tomorrow
Varsity "B" Division team takes
on the B. C. Regiment shuttle stars
at the Varsity gym to-morrow night
at 7:30. The students wUl be represented by Irene Ramage, Phae van
Dusen, Ellen Oleed, Hope Palmer,
Terry Holmes, Ken Atkinson, Ian
Campbell,   and  Paul  Kozoolin.
When the two teams met last term
the Regiment won by a close score.
This time the Varsity squad expects
to garner more games than their opponents. But whatever the final issue, the play promises to be keen
and interesting all the way. No admission is charged at these league
matches and all those interested are
very welcome to watch,
*   *   *
Members of the "B" team are reminded that the team photo for the
Totem will be taken today at 5 p.m,
in the Artona Studio, 833 Granville
1 Street.
Among the rumors that have come
to light this week is one that interests us a great deal. It is to that fact
that the Senior A basketball squad Is
going to quit en masse, and there may
have been two causes attached to the
story as it comes to us.
The first of course is eligibility. Naturally the cagers are grieved over
the loss of the boys that have been
asked to cease competition until their
grades are improved, but we had always thought that the hoopsters were
above anything as small as this, provided of course that the rumor is
founded on fact.
* *   •
We don't believe that there is anyone on the campus who would rather
see the basketball squad at full
strength than ourselves. But since it
has been definitely established that
the averages this Christmas were no
lower than in previous years, then the
boys will have to take the rap. It is
tough on the squad and just as tough
on the student body, but there Is always the possibility of having the delinquent   members   reinstated  within
the next month.
* *   ,ii
As for the other reason for the
move, that's a little different. The second rumor claims that the faculty
arc not over anxious to have the students journey oastward if they win
the B.C. title. Personally it is merely
a rumor and cannot be considered seriously at this time. However, it is
well to remember that such a move
would eliminate the province from the
Canadian playdowns, although we
hardly think the faculty has ever even
considered the move.
* #    #
A story from Edmonton quotes Lyle
Jestley, a former U.B.C. student who
is now studying at Alberta, as saying
that Dr. Gordon Burke, genial giid
mentor at British Columbia, ranks
with Al Ritchie as the greatest of the
grid mentors in Western Canada.
Jestley last year starred with the Blue
and Gold Big Four squad, and is now
acting as assistant to coach Dr. Mor-
BOXING CLUB
Under the supervision of a competent instructor, the Boxing Club
will get away to a flying start in
the gym on Friday, January 22 at
5:30 p.m. A very determined effort
Is being made to put the leather
pushing game on a sound basis on
the campus once more, and any who
are interested in the sport are asked
to be on hand. The fact that there
will be an excellent instructor on
hand should prove an Incentive to
those interested.
For the last three years, the University of British Columbia
has been actively participating in the Western Canada Intercollegiate Athletic Union, and by dint of economising to the
limit in all extra currlcular activities, has been able to provide
the funds necessary to send B. C. teams across the mountains
and to invite the prairie teams to the coast. Now it would seem
that because the University of B.C. is willing to make this
sacrifice, certain of the other colleges in the W.C.I.A.U. are
formlnf the habit of imposing upon the students of U.B.C.
In a published statement of the finances of the Rugby Club
at the University of Manitoba, the fact that after paying all ex-
penses, Including the coat of uniforms and the trip to Vancouver, the club had a small profit WITHOUT DRAWING UPON
THE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT HAD BERN SET
ASIDE FOR CANADIAN RUGBY BY THE MANITOBA
STUDENT COUNCIL. Prominent among the receipts in the
report was $1,000 paid, and another $308.10 that Is owing, which
represents the B. C. share of the guarantee for the Manitoba
Rugby trip. ,,.
At the time the University of Manitoba team was on the
coast, the president of Men's Athletics at the Winnipeg coUege
offered a suggestion regarding the intercollegiate basketball
playoffs, naming aa an estimate $200 as a guarantee that the
prairie Universities might offer to assist the coast students in
travelling... Saskatchewan lived up to the guarantee and Alberta made a reasonable alternative offer, but at the last minute Manitoba backed down completely, making it necessary to
drop one member from the travelling team.
Now from the Annual meeting of the W.C.I.A.U. comes the
report that the University of Manitoba cannot see its way clear
to put up $800 for the B.C. Rugby team to tour the prairies
this fall. In 1930 when the coast gridders played In Edmonton
and Saskatoon It cost the University of B.C. $$50 to send the
team. A year ago we lost another $600 by bringing the Alberta
basketball squad to Vancouver for an Intercollegiate playoff.
Last fall by guaranteeing the University of Manitoba $1308.10,
British Columbia went in the hole for $400, and finally dropped
another $450 on the basketball tour two weeks ago.
If the B.C. rugby squad could show a favorable balance
we would not object, but Canadian Rugby costs more than any
other sport that the coast students are entered in. We do not
mind paying our share of the heavy expenses involved in travelling across the mountains, but the University of British Columbia is certainly not going to play Santa Claus to the
W.C.I.A.U. Unless a more balanced ratio of paying costs involved in travelling is found very soon, the coast college will not
find time and money io continue to play in the Union.
Comments From Here and There
in lnter^Class Sports
BY DAY WASHINGTON
gan of the Alberta Varsity gridders,
In this position he has had an opportunity to see trie other prairie mentors
in action' and he is firm In stating
that the genial docor shows his proteges little kinks in line work that
the prairie coaches have never even
heard of. We hope someone will pass
this on to the "Doc."
*   •   *
Old Man Winter upset the dope
last week-end so far as sport was
concerned when he placed a six inch
blanket of snow on all the playing
fields. Rugby, soccer and grass
hockey games had to be cancelled,
and the Canadian Rugby practice
went by the boards. Unless the
snow pays another week-end visit
all outside sport will get under way
again next Saturday.
#   #   #
It is quite satisfying to notice that
tiie Blue and Gold basketball team
of only five players defeated tho
Chalmers Church squad by a score
of 40-11. last Friday in a G.V.A.A.
fixture. The boys evidently meant
business.
The Varsity team is apparently fond
of American opposition. So far this
year they have played against
Washington University and the Multnomah Club of Portland ,and plans
have been completed to play against
Belllngham Normal on February G
and Ellensburg Normal on February
12. That's one way of keeping in
good condition, and we'll be there to
watch  the fray  on  both occasion.
Once again old Jupe Pluvius, this
time ln very wintry garments,
played havoc with the inter-class
soccer schedule. Yesterday's game
between Sc. '32 and Sc. '33 had to
be postponed for the third time, and
the present state of the, weather
makes it look very doubtful whether the game between Arts '32 and
A.T.C.'s will take place this afternoon.
* *   •
Arts '35 have been given a new
lease on life by the Soccer Executive, the latter having decided to
give them the on,portunity of playing all games which they had previously been ordered to default
through failing to turn up. The
Freshmen are scheduled to meet
Arts '33 tomorrow at noon, and it
looks as if they will get into action
at last as there is at least an even
chance that the weather will be favorable.
* *   in
A recent game in thc Science
League had to be called off when
the teams had waited for half an
hour without either ball or referee
turning up. This looked like bad
management at first, but we find
after a little investigation that the
President of the Soccer Club runs
the entire competition single handed
and when anything happens to him,
as was the case in the incident
mentioned, the league simply does
not function. We have been advised
that all this has been changed and
that league will be a little better
protected in future. A good idea.
*   *   *
And now the women have organized
for inter-class sport! Not to be out
done by the men they have organized
Maccabees Win
From Varsity
In Ice Hockey
Varsity waa defeated 4-1 by the
Maccabees in an Intermediate Ice
Hookey fixture at tha Arena on Friday night Fast play with plenty of
close checking marked tha contest
with the Maccabees getting more
than their share of tha breaks.
Tha first period opened with both
squads playing fast hockey. Tha
Blue and Gold forwards combined
weU and tha defense forced tha
Maccabees to shoot from outside the
blue Una. With IS minutes of the
first period gone OoodfeUow, the
flashy student forward, sagged the
hemp but the goal waa disaUowed
and tha period ended without score.
Play in the seeond period was
even and uneventful with Kirby be*
ing forced to the players bench with
a broken skate. About half way
through the canto the Maccabees
put on a spurt and in three minutes
ran In three rapid goals. The Varsity forwards were pressing hard
but were baffled by the heavy defense of the opposition and at thc
end of the frame were down 3-0.
The third stanza opened fast and
rough with Kirby and Falconer
spilling the opposition in grand
style. Falconer collected a minor
penalty for cross checking. OoodfeUow scored on an assist from
Horsman but the Maccabees retaliated a moment later when McQuaig
scored with a long shot on a solo
attempt, making the final score 4-1
for the Scotchmen.
The result of this game leaves the
Maccabees and Varsity at the top of
the league. The Maccabees have
played four games and lost one and
Varsity has played three and lost
one.
The line-up: McGregor, Falcon/',
Kirby, Ramsden, Goodfellow, Horsman, Coventry, Mathews, Carswell,
and McLeod.
WOMEN'S GRASS HOCKEY
There will be a practice on Wednesday, at 3 p.m., on the campus.
WOMEN'S GRASS HOCKEY
Pictures of both teams to be taken
at Artona Studio, 833 Granville St.,
7:00 p,m., Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
their own consisting of teams representing Arts '32, Arts '33, Arts '34 and
Arts '35, Nurses and Education. They
play their games in the gymnasium
from 3 o'clock to 4 o'clock ln the
afternoon, and judging from the first
game played between Education and
Arts '32 last Thursday we may expect some interesting ball to be dished
up. The school teachers emerged victorious by a score of 16-2 but a good
time was had by all and the game
had its moments with plenty of thrills
and spills. Aubin Burridge and Joan
Foster showed up best for the school
marms while Margaret Wilson and
Margaret Clarke played active ball for
the '32 ladies.
The following is the completed
inter-class basketball schedule for this
term. All games are played in the
gymnasium at noon.
Jan. 14, Arts '33 vs. Sc. '35; Jan. 16.
Arts '32 vs. Sc. '34; Jan. 19, Arts '34
vs. Theologs; Jan. 21, Arts '35 vs. Sc.
'32; Jan. 23, Sc. '35 vs. Sc. '35; Jan. 26,
Arts '32 vs. Arts '33; Jan. 28; Arts '35
vs. Arts '34; Jan. 30, Sc. '34 vs. Sc. '35;
Feb. 2 Sc. '32 vs. Theologs; Feb. 4, Sc.
'34 vs. Aggie; Feb. 6, Arts '34 vs. Sc.
32; Feb. 9, Arts '32 vs. Aggie; Feb. 11,
Arts '35 vs. Theologs; Feb. 13. Arts '33
vs;. Sc. '34; Feb. IG, Arts '35 vs. Sc. '33;
Feb. 18, Arts '32 vs Sc. '35; Feb. 20,
Arts '34 vs. Sc. '33; Feb. 23, Arts '33 vs.
Aggie; Feb. 25, Sc. '33 vs. Theologs;
Feb. 27, Sc. '35 vs. Aggie.
Tho classes are divided into two
divisions, one comprised of Arts '35,
Arts; '34, Sc. '32, Sc. '33 and Theologs;
the other of Arts '32, Arts '33, Sc. '34,
Sc. '35, and Aggies.
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6. All new and old men are asked to
turn out.   Team will be picked next
un   interclass   basketball   league   of week. Practice game Saturday 2:30.
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