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 Published Twice Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Vol. XX
C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28,  1938
No. 27
Review of Events Shows
Protest Not Hasty
Por some years past the university has been suffering
through lack of accommodation. The situation has become
progressively worse year by year. As early as 1981 the
Board of Governors began to look about for some means of
alleviating overcrowding. An excerpt from the President's
report of 1985 reads as follows:
". . . limitation, much more drastic, relatively, than that
now in force, will soon become a necessity unless steps are
taken immediately to provide adequate accommodation not
only for the students now enrolled, but also for the normal
increase in registration which the immediate future is certain to bring.
'*. . . enrollment is once more rapidly overtaking
accommodation. Already congestion has become so great
in a number of Departments as adversely to affect the
quality of instruction.
"This situation cannot continue to be met, even fairly
satisfactorily, by the appointment of additional instructors
and assistants, by the purchase of duplicate sets of equipment in the sciences, or by acquiring additional copies of reference works in the library. Recourse has been had to these
expedients to the virtual limit of their efficiency. By forming indefensibly large classes, and by perpetuating unjustifiable overcrowding, the University may continue to carry on
for a year or two longer without the effects of these disabilities becoming apparent to the general public; but the solution of the problem lies either in drastic limitation, or else in
providing adequate accommodation to meet the needs of an
ever-increasing number of young men and women who desire
to come to the University."
In the following year, 1936, the President's report once
again stresses the necessity of enlarged facilities. It reads,
in part, as follows:
"This increase in registration so overcrowded classrooms and laboratories that the Board of Governors instructed the President and Deans to prepare and submit
regulations to prevent the recurrence of such a condition in the future.
"Every year the problem of congestion becomes more
and more acute. In such circumstances the University organization—academic and administrative—must carry a very
considerable overload, and in the long run its efficiency cannot
but suffer. When eighty students must be crowded into a
classroom designed to hold fifty, — when the student who
wishes to study in the Library can find no vacant seat,—
when two or three or even more instructors must interview
students at the same time in one small office,—a heavy handicap is imposed which hampers staff and students alike, and
which the most efficient organization cannot overcome."
At the beginning of the present session there were 2484
students registered at the University, an increase of 200 over
the largest year previous, and an ecxess of almost 1000 over
the 1500 for which the buildings were designed.
Surveys of the situation during the fall of 1937 made by
the Administration and by the Ubyssey showed serious overcrowding in nearly all parts of the institution.
1. Due to overcrowding in 1931, the Governors set
a limitation in Second Year Applied Science, of 120. We
have registered, now, 163.
2. Library accommodation, built for 1500, has now
to accommodate 2400.
3. Accommodation for the Arts lecture room is
over 100 more than it was intended for, necessitating in
one case, the repetition of the same lecture three times,
and in another subject two different lectures going on in
the same room.
4. Very.poor accommodation for faculty, and the
hindering of faculty and upper year students' research
5. Laboratories where 10 or 12 students are working at a table designed for six students and students are
waiting as long as two hours for equipment to be available.
The result of overcrowding is affecting and will continue
to affect the University a great deal. In the flrst place, U.
 Continued on Page 2    Boo EDITOR-IN-CHIEF	
Alumni President
Assures Students of
Graduates' Support
Milton Owen, prealdent of the
U.B.C. Alumni Asaoolatlon, haa
ha dhis eperlenxeea with atudent
campaigns, in 1932 or there-
abouta he waa active in a drive
for petitions asking the government to refrain from cutting ths
unlveralty grant from $600,000 to
Wedneaday he stood on the
platform again, telling the atudent body how beat to go about
getting the grant back to $600,-
"The grada are behind you,"
Owen aaid. "We're far from aat-
iafled with the preaent situation."
Owen warned that any action
taken by the atudenta should be
kept  well   under  control.
Alex Macdonald
Advocates Strike
Advocate of a student strike at
the Wednesday Alma Mater
meeting was Alex Macdonald, debater, who exhorted the student
body to "strike while the iron ls
"We have been rebuffed," he
cried. "It was not the way of
the founders of this university to
be rebuffed.
"A   government   that   neglects
education    is    a    decadent    government," lie stated.
Macdonald called for a strike
that would be short, well organized and with a definite program
of  action.
The following excerpts from editorials in the Vancouver papers
tend to Indicate somewhat the
stand of the press regarding the
present situation at the University.
Vancouver Province: The unhappy part of the situation Is that, unless the greatest care ls taken to
modify its harshness, the new policy will tend to exclude deserving
students of small means. The undeserving student, who can pay,
will still And a place.
If the University Is to do the best
for itself, the best for Its students
and the best for the province, it
must see to lt that no prospective
student who is likely to benefit
from the courses the University offers is excluded because of lack of
The Vancouver.Sun, commenting
on the address of Hon. W. J. Ab-
selstlne to the Board of Trade,
clearly Indicates the value of the
University to the province:
"So when a man like Mr. Assel-
stlne takes off his hat to the University of British Columbia, we Just
naturally sit up and take notice of
something that we should have
been noticing all along.
"It Is Just as well that we should
be reminded that the great development In British Columbia mining
ln recent years haB been largely In
the hands of young men trained ln
our own University.
"It la a fine thing to be reminded
that yqung men, most of them native sons of the province, have
made an enviable record in applying their university training to the
practical work of mining in every
Aggie Thinks Present
Staff Quite Sufficient
For 3000 Students
"The present university staff
eould teach 3000 studenta If facilities were available for claaa
rooms," Bob King declared, at the
A.M.S. Wedneaday noon.
King alao aaaured atudenta that
the faoulty la "behind ua in anything we do."
"Criminal" was the term applied by the prominent Aggls to
tha action of tho government in
forcing ths university administration to raise fees. Tho "blatant
Indifference" of the government
alao earns In for criticism In the
fiorly address.
Premier Extends "Sympathy":
Campaign To Commence Monday
Following Is the motion passed Wsdnssday at ths A.M.S.
meeting, demanding oonalder-
ation for the university from
tha   provincial  government:
WHEREAS tbe limits of effective accommodation have long
since been far exceeded,
AND WHEREAS the enrollment  ls  Increasing  rapidly,
AND WHEREAS there was no
Increase In the legislative grant
for   1938-39,
AND WHERBA8 during the
past two years the accommodation has been so Inadequate, and
the resulting congestion bo
great, that the quality of the Instruction has been adversely affected in a number of departments,
AND WHEREAS lpck of library and laboratory equipment
has also contributed to this result,
AND WHEREAS these defl
clencles can no longer be met
by increasing the staff; and,
since the situation ls becoming
progressively more acute, the
Board of Governors had no option but to adopt a policy of enforced limitation effective as at
September,   1938,
AND WHEREAS these conditions have forced the Board of
Governors to raise fees and Increase bursaries,
AND WHEREAS already the
students have contributed $140,-
000.00 to the capital assets of
the   Unlveralty,
AND WHEREAS the above action of the Board will necessitate students from the Interior
attending other universities than
the Unlversiy of Rrltish Columbia.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members
of the Alma Mater Society of
the University of British Columbia,   do   petition   that
(1) The legislative grant be
restored to $600,000.00;
(2) Accommodation be provided to meet the increased registration.
U.B.C. Fee Scale Above
Most Canadian Colleges
They say figures tel] a story all
their own.
Well, they do. Facts and figures
gleaned from statistical research
done by the UbyBsey Wednesday
reveal that tuition fees at U.B.C.
will now be higher than anywhere
else in Canada excepting only McOlll University and Dalhousle.
At the present U.B.C. fees exceed those at Alberta, Manitoba,
Saskatchewan, McMaster and New
Brunswick, while the tuition fees
at Queens, Toronto and Western
Ontario are equal  to ours of $126.
With the present Increase of
$25.00 to our tuition fees the University of B. C. will exceed even
those at the University of Toronto.
A  comparative lost follows  below:
B. C.  (Now) $125.00
Alberta       110.00
Manitoba     $105.00-  115.00
Saakatohewan        90.00
MoMaster       120.00
New   Brunswick       120.00
Toronto       125.00
Queens        126.00
Western   Ontario       126.00
Just place $150.00 opposite B. C.
In place of the $125.00 now there
and see how it looks. It will be
noted that this list ls a list of "tuition fees," which ls what has been
raised   here.
Other fees, such as A.M.S. fees
nre not comparable since some universities do not possess a Hart
House, or general Health Insurance,  etc.
Behind these figures another
story is told, one which sets in
high relief the present restricted
facilities   at   U.B.C.
At Alberta, besides Faculties of
Art and Sciences, Agriculture, and
Applied Science, there are faculties
of Law and Medicine, and schools
of Pharmacy and Household Economics.
At Manitoba there are faculties
of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture
and Home Economics, Engineering
and Architecture, Law and Medicine.
At Saskatchewan they have, besides the Faculties of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, and Engineering, the Faculties of Law, Medicine,
nnd Music, and the Schools of
Pharmacy and Home Economics
known as Household Science.
Queens adds a Faculty of Medicine, and a separate School of
Commerce and Administration to
her orthodox list of Arts and Sciences,  and  Applied  Sciences.
It would be almost foolish, as
well as fruitless to outline ln detail
the various faculties of the University of Toronto, and the various
colleges, libraries and special laboratory buildings connected with
It is enough to say that students
there may go on from their general
courses to one of the best schools
of Medicine or Law in the country.
Added notes to this reveal that
engineers pay $150.00 at Alberta,
nnrl $110 at Saskatchewan, while at
other places they pay slightly higher than here.
The executive of the newly-
formed Political Discussion Club
will have to draw up a new constitution, or make overtures to the
Parliamentary Forum and join up
with that group.
Students' Council placed the P.
D. C. in this position Monday evening when it rejected the constitution of the new group on the
grounds that the club is of a
definitely  political  nature.
Such clubs were banned by Council November 15, at the same time
when it was suggested that a "club
for political discussion" would be
countenanced by student officials.
Labelling the new organization as
outlined in the submitted constitution as "exactly what we don't
want," Lyall Vine led the attack on
the Political Discussion Club.
It was suggested that the new
club form as a branch of the Parliamentary Forum, also a group
without a constitution.
Council, however, could not give
out any order to the P.D.C. as to
its future course. Dave Carey
brought forward a compromise by
suggesting that under a different
constitution, the club could function  on the campus.
At present, the club has several sub-groups, names of which
include Liberal. Conservative and
Communist. This was taken by
Council to be in opposition to the
November ruling against clubs of
a definite political nature.
Intimations that the P.D.C. would
flght the ruling were given Wednesday by members of the executive, who told the Ubyssey that
they would "submit a constitution
every week for the rest of the
term" If they had to.
(By Canadian Unlveralty Press)
VICTORIA, Jan. 28—"He gave his sympathy and that
was all."
Dave Carey, U.B.C. student president came out of the
Legislative Buildings here Thursday afternoon after an hour
and a half conference with Premier T. D. Pattullo, and announced that the student delegation received courteous attention but little else.
"We were favorably received by the premier and
spent an hour and a half with him," Carey told the Canadian University Press.
"Milton Owen and Mr. Edward Baynes of the Vancouver Alumni Association augmented the delegation of
Lyall Vine and myself.
"The premier regrets that nothing can be done for the
university until the fall, as the budgets have already been
passed," Carey declared.
"Have you any hope that he will do anything for U.B.C.
in the fall—did he give you any assurance of it ?" Carey was
"He gave his sympathy and that was all," the student
president answered.
The delegation left last night for Vancouver, and Carey
will confer with the campaign committee on the campus to-
Meanwhile, at Vancouver
last night, the results of the
Victoria conference brought
forth a statement from the
committee in charge of publicity for the campaign.
"The action of the government in refusing aid to the
university will not be accepted by the students as a flna1
"We feel that it will provide the
necessary impetus to send the students on their campaign beginning
Monday, seeking endorsement to
their city-wide drive to secure the
support of the people, beginning
first with Greater Vancouver and
Anally covering the entire province.
"The government admits the seriousness of the situation as It has
been admitting for the last number
of years, and still feels tbat nothing can be done to alleviate this
"We cannot be satisfied with
sympathy alone. In tbe opinion of
tbe students something must be
done to correct tbe situation," tbe
official statement concluded.
Campaign plana oall for an Alma
Mater meeting Monday noon, at
whieh plana for a olty-wlde drive
for signatures to a petition will
be outlined. Tho petition will be
worded In somewhat the following mannsr:
"We, the undersigned, do hereby endorse the petition of the students of the University of British
Columbia protesting limitation,
overcrowding and Inereaaed fees."
Committee members spent a busy
day Thursday with various meetings ln session all day. Under the
chairmanship ot John Bird, tbey
drew up plans for the Monday
meeting, expected to be attended by
more than 1500 students.
Monday afternoon, it is believed,
following the A.M.S. meeting, students wtll split into class meetings,
there to hear what sections of the
city they will be asked to canvas
In the event that organisation
oan   be   done   speedily,   studente
may  be  on  the street with  petitions Monday by 4 p.m., to catch
the rush hour orowd down town.
The   committee   stated   Thursday   that  they   have  every  confidence that students will  co-operate—and assist In the attempt to
get   as  many   slgnaturea   as   possible.
In a somewhat similar campaign
In    1932,    about    60,000    signatures
were obtained the first day, a Friday.
Carey Will Speak
Over CJOR Tonight
At 7.00 tonight Dave Carey,
A.M.S. president, will speak over
CJOR regarding the preaent student campaign to relieve overcrowding on the campus. The
management of the station has
kindly donated fifteen minutes at
this time, and also on Saturday
and Monday, when other members of the student committee
will review the situation over the
Class Presidents to
Meet at Noon Today
There will be a meeting of all
class presidents in Arts 104 at
12.15 today to discuss plans with
the student campaign committee.
This is a very Important gathering, and it is imperative that
each class have a representative
present. Two
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B.C. being a provincial university, the Board of Governors
want to accommodate all who desire entrance but when there
is only room for 120 and 160 want to register, only two
courses are open, either admit them and lower the standard
by so doing or reject them and possibly lose some worthy
students, and students who have a right to education.
Since the opening of the fall term in September, 1937,
there has been active protest from all quarters on the campus. On October 5th Librarian John Ridington told the
Ubyssey that "the Library, originally built to accommodate
a student population far below that now on the campus, is
overtaxed 50 per cent."
Speaking at the official opening ceremonies of U.
B.C. on Wednesday, September 22, President Kllnck, outspoken and frank, stated that three times during the
iiast year he had sent notes to the Minister of Education
n Victoria, bringing attention to the crowding at the
university. "We have no intention of letting the government forget what the situation here is," he said.
Following, upon the heels of this, Chancellor McKechnie,
at the Fall Congregation, at which the Premier was present
in person to receive a Doctorate of Laws, stated, "We were a
little crowded when we came out here a decade ago. Today,
we have nearly a thousand students more than then. There
is a lack of both facilities and room. Work cannot be done
efficiently and our high prestige in the academic world is in
grave danger." He told the 70 new graduates present that
it was their duty to impress upon the people of the province
the dire need of the university.
Before this, on October 6, the students themselves,
at the semi-annual Alma Mater Meeting discussed the
matter of a student campaign and appointed committees
to investigate overcrowding. The question was posed,
re the Library committee, "There are not enough seats
in the Library now. What will happen when exams come
Two days later a Ubyssey editorial observed the approach of the traditional Cairn ceremony as follows: "Too few
students are aware of the significance of this service, but
those who cannot fail to be struck by the parallel between
the conditions which led to the setting up of the Cairn in
1922 and the conditions on this campus at this time. In another year or two there will be over 2500 young men and
women seeking to attend the University of B. C, and if the
accommodations are not increased, some will be undeservedly
turned away."
At the beginning of that same week the Ubyssey commented editorially, "Since 1924 the students of this university have contributed over $130,000 to the capital assets of
the University. Since 1924 the Provincial Government has
added practically nothing to the accommodation provided for
university students in spite of the fact that the number of
those seeking an advanced education has nearly doubled. And
now the conditions of overcrowding are as bad as they were
in the miserable days before the Point Grey site was ever
A report of the University Extension Department made
by Dr. G. M. Shrum, director, announced that, due to the
large registration, it would be impossible to send more than
one lecturer to each community interested in study groups.
Lecturers are to be sent to meetings within the city, but
heavy travelling expenses and crowding at U.B.C. restrict
extension of the radius of personal contact to rural districts.
Thus it  is that  student  agitation is aroused not
solely by this week's action of the Board of Governors.
Conditions  of overcrowding  and  understaffing  in   the
University for the past few years had appeared to reach
a head, and students were already planning action that
would restore the high respected standards of the University of B. C.
Because of the lowered standards and the uncomfortable
conditions under which the students have suffered during the
past few years there has been a growing feeling that they
were not getting "their money's worth" from the University
—a feeling which was, and is, easily justifiable.
Consider, then, the reaction when they were told that
their fees were to be increased!
"Fraternity Jewellery a Specialty"
Seymour at
SEY.  2088
THE passageway was black as ink
and full of dank odours and the
noise of water dripping from the
street level above and the tinkling
of broken glass where rats scampered among the filth.
A guttural menacing voice close
-by suddenly hissed:
"Who goes there? Give the pass
word or die!"
"Just   a  fellow • anarchist,   com
rade," we hissed back. "Delenda est
A moment later we were admitted to the gloomy cellar where the
rest of the arch-conspirators sat
around silently in various attitudes
of dejection.
A solitary candle guttered fitfully in a broken bottle on the
table. Beside it lay X-9's wicked
looking Mauser glinting evilly in
the trembling light. We laid our
two unused bombs beside it, and
sat down to remove our false moustache and smoked glasses.
None of the dismal figures
"Well," said Q-33 Anally from
the far corner of tho collar where
he sat wrapped in his long black
cloak. "Our plot has failed. The
student body are a bunch of panty-
walsts after all, or they would have
gone on strike. Now what is going
to happen to us?"
"It's Thornloe's fault!" declared
the Genius bitterly. "Carey could
never have held them back if
Tohrnloe hadn't made that speech!"
X-9 produced a pencil stub from
the depths of his black beard and
added 'Thornloe's name to the already long list of people to be
"It will have to be a strangling,"
he announced gloomily. "Unless
that overdue shipment of ammunition arrives from Moscow, we'll
have to strangle all of them!"
Silence and dejection settled
again over the room like a pall.
After a long time Q-33 fumbled In
his cloak and produced a mouldy
piece of cabbage which he began
to munch stolidly. The noise reminded one of the sound of marching feet on the gravel road between
Stalingrad and Omsk in the old
days before the Flve-Year Plan and
asphalt surfaces.
Nostalgia suddenly flooded our
"X-0, play us something on your
old concertina," we said. "The R.
C. M, P. will be here any moment
now to deport us all. Let us be gay
for our last few minutes together,
comrades. Let us sing of the old
days, the old songs of the party
that were born on the back steppes
of Russia, the songs of the class
struggle. . ."
But X-0 was not listening.
Pale    and    trembling,   he   stood
gripping the table so hard that his
knuckles gleamed white in the candle light.
"I just remembered," he said
slowly in accents pregnant with
horror, "that, because our strike
did not materialise, we will have to
hand in those history essays tomorrow morning after all! And I had
counted on an extra ten days . . ."
Ah, the perils of being a revolutionary. . . .  !
"yiCTORIA suffered more than
one humiliation last week-end.
And we don't refer to the goalposts
the invaders packed home, God rest
Igor Gorin, the tenor, sang in the
seagull city last Friday and caused
the worst faux pas in Victoria's
long and respectable history. Gorin
began his programme with a number — Handel's "Where'er We
Stray," or something like that—
which sounded remotely like "God
Save the King" for a note or so.
Naturally the Victorians leaped to
rigid attention like a colour party
of the Coldstream Guards.
Gorin was a bit puzzled at the
strange reception his number was
receiving, so he hesitated and the
audience sat down. Gorin took the
first bar again, and a second time
the audience  sprang  to  their feet.
This time the maestro realized
the trouble and burst into laughter.
>■■■■■■■   »———^~—-
The News
Jim Macfarlane
iniiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiii'iiii»i ii
Now that the word Btrlke has lost
the first flush of its natal exuberance it might be a good thing to
do a little stocktaking.
Most of our adolescent darlings
who call themselves U. B. C.
students are momentarily indignant
at the recent raise in fees and will
remain so with a steadily decreasing intensity until the turn of the
month and the coming of February
brings airs of sweet lilac and the
Co-ed. However, we hope against
hope that that unpleasant time will
not come.
By this time, thanks to the Canadian University Press, every University newspaper in Canada will
have carried the story of Wednesday's meeting here. And every university student in Canada will be
watching U.B.C. to see if we have
the intestinal fortitude to stick by
our guns and the moral stamina to
keep sticking to them. We hope
that they will not have cause to
*    *    *
Our good friend Morris Belkin
suggested something about a real
publicity committee equipped with
funds to carry out a long-term
campaign against the reactionary
policy of the government in connection with U.B.C. We suggest
that Mr. Belkin has hold of the tail
end of a good Idea.
But the Idea won't get far
without the co-operation of every
other group and organisation on
the campus.
At present we have a Varsity
Time programme. We like, especially in that programme the sign-off
theme where Sandy de Santls and
Ronnie Matthews combine to give
a really forceful bit of punch to
the programme in which each separate club on the campus seems to
take extreme delight in expressing
its own individual character without reference to the rest of university life and without offering
any human interest or background
There are a few new adaptations
of the use of talent for the drawing
and holding of public interest
through such means as radio which,
as illustrated by those who are
stars in the game, have no resemblance to the type of programme
now produced by Varsity Time.
Radio, for us, is a weapqn of
such potentialities that to waste it
is criminal. And the attitude of L.
S. E. Clubs last fall in regard to
the use of an orchestra on the programme now appears ridiculous.
There is such a thing as classical
rendition of modern music. . . .
*    *    *
Perhaps some people do not realize it, but the University of B. C.
can wield, if it so chooses, a political power through the ballot box
of no mean proportions. Take the
number of students with a vote,
add to that the families of 2,300
students possessing an additional
one, two, or more votes, and add to
that Alumni all over the province.
The proper use of this power entails co-operation and CONSTANT
Take our political discussion
club. We have it from reliable
sources that down town business
men of both parties are of the opinion that if U.B.C. cannot take
enough interest in today's politics
to firmly establish a political club
they cannot see their way clear to
support the university.
The   Board   of   Governors  has
taken its final stand.   Either students   must   have  the  intestinal
fortitude to take a firm stand or
they don't deserve help.
Some  day  you,  too,  will  be  an
alumnus.   If you want your B.A. to
be  anything you must come from
a progressively developed university.    That's   how   Toronto   got   its
name.   Read the story on fees also
in this  issue of the  Ubyssey, and
figure it out for yourself.
Established 1817
A. B. MOORE, Manager
Sasamat and Tenth Avenue Weat
Thousands of persons who will
be unable to visit the oampus
Open Houss Day, February 12,
will hear an hour broadcast direct from the university, ovsr station, OJOR.
Arrangements ars now being
completed for a deseriptlve broadcast from several points on the
oampus, under the direction of
Dorwln Baird, former Varsity
Time announcer. Time haa bsen
glvsn by ths station, and a large
technloal staff will work on the
details  of the  various  pick-ups.
Tims of ths broadcast and details of the program will bs announosd next weak.
Dr. Harris to Give
Illustrated Lecture
The speaker at the Saturday
evening meeting of the Vancouver Institute, to be held ln Room
100 in the Arts Building of the
University, will be Dr. O. Howell
Harris. The subject of the lecture will be "Tank Gardens and
Growth Promoting Substances."
It will be Illustrated by growing
specimens, by slides, and by motion pictures.
Thompson Wants
Mature University
Unnoticed In the general melee
over fees and protests to the government was a question asked Wednesday noon by Musical Society soloist Callum Thompson.
Thompson suggested that the university could become more "mature" by limiting attendance to students over 20 years of age. He
asked if council had Investigated
this angle of the situation, but no
direct   answer   was   forthcoming.
The audience was embarassed for a
moment, then joined politely In the
singer's amusement, too. After a
good long laugh by everybody except a few deaf colonels, the concert finally got under way.
We feel certain that His Majesty
would be very reassured about the
unity of his Empire if he were to
learn of the incident.
Kdltor, Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
During the last few years the
Parliamentary Forum has enjoyed
only a small measure of success in
its  intercollegiate debates.
This as a consequence led to
criticism of the Forum by Individual students and Ubyssey column-
lstB. This criticism was purely destructive except for one ill-conceived plan that was advanced.
As a justification of the Forum
may I point out that this year U.
B.C. has won the McGoun Cup,
symbol of the debating supremacy
of the four western provinces. In
the vast majority of the debates
U.B.C. has undertaken our men
have been up against people far
ahead of them in age and experience.
It was so ln the McGoun Cup debates. The three other universities
could draw for a team on law students, theological students and medical students, all of whom had obtained their B.A. The two U.B.C.
teams therefore deserve the greatest  credit.
Finally may I say that informed
criticism of the Parliamentary Forum is not merely acceptable, lt ls
Yours sincerely,
Pres. Pari. Forum.
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Thornloe and Carey
Tangle Concerning
Rules of Order
Frank Thornloe and Dave Carey tangled In a vsrbal battle at
the Wednesday meeting, when
Carsy ruled a proposed amendment by the Social Service prexy
out of order.
Thornloe tried to amend a motion presented by Frank Patch,
formally nominating a campaign
oommittee and Instructing thsm
to bring In plans for a petition
Carey did not allow Thornloe
to change the motion by amendment and proceeded with a vote.
Afterwards, Thornlos dselared
that he had merely wanted the
committee not te be tied down to
suggsstlng a petition campaign,
but to be named as a "ways and
means committee" and given a
free hand In deciding on the type
of campaign.
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Casting of Most
Parts Not Yet
A devastating blow to veterans
of the Players' Club is the remarkable triumph of new members in
the recent tryouts for the "Playboy of the Western World."
Although all parts are not definitely chosen, only two persons who
have appeared in previous Spring
Plays have a possible chance of
Archie Bain, a freshman who
took part in "The Blind" at Christmas has been given the difficult role
of Christie Mahon, whose development of character is the central
theme of the play.
Pauline Scott, who waa underatudy    for    Charlotte    In    "The
Brontes," has been selected for
ths   part   of   Pegeen   Mike,   the
young girl who portrays the Irish
passionate love of violence in a
life of beauty.
Beth Gillanders,  Emily in "The
Brontes," and Esme Caydsien, the
vicious villainess  in  "Curse   You,
Jack Dalton," are both striving for
the part  of   the   cunning  Widow
Dacre Barrett-Leonnard, alias
Jack Dalton, will characterise
Shawn Keogh, the unwanted, unfortunate, bumpkin wooer.
Art Sager, leading actor of previous Spring Plays, and Pat Fowlers, Chancellor in "The Fascinating Foundling," at Christmas, are
both trying for the position of
Michael, the jovial publican.
Other members of the cast are
as follows: Old Mahon, Norman
Beattie; Philly Cullen, George Kidd,
Jimmy Farrell, Jack Mercer (not
definite); Village Girls, Betty
Blakeley, Theodora Combolos, and
Anne Carter.
Recognition is also due to Mary
McLeod, understudy to Pegeen, and
Pat Keatley, understudy for Shawn.
The "Playboy of the Western
World" is a "play for actors" as
is shown by the following synopsis
of the varied characters.
Bain): A youth whoae courage haa
been broken down by hard circumstances, finally in a passionate outburst of hatred, strikes his father
and for eleven days skulks in terror
of punishment.
Arriving at a country public-
house,  he  is acclaimed  as  a hero,
$130,000 Worth
Buildings Erected
ByU. B.C.Studentt
Contiuous Rise In
A.M.S. Fees Increases
Reviewing the history of student
achievement since the removal of
U.B.C. from their "squalid" quarters in Fairview, lt ls found that
by the efforts of the students of
the University more than 9130,000
has been raised to the building
program of this campus.
In 1926, at ths beginning of the
"On to Point Qrey" campaign the
Alma Mater fee was raised from
$7.00 to $10.00 to make possible a
$40,000  bond   Issue   for  the  construction of ths gymnasium. This
Issue  although   due   In   1933  was
amortized   In   192B —  nine  years
At this time  playing  fields were
found    to    be   Inadequate   for   the
teams being produced and  ln 1929
a  site  was   selected   and  preliminary  work done,   finally  being  completed together with a cinder track
and   other   facilities   at   a   cost   of
For the purpose of perfecting the
drainage system the A.M.S. fee was
again raised, this time by one dollar. From this time on a wider
building program was undertaken.
The much desired Union Building was then planned and students
began raising money. By actual
cash $21,000 has been contributed
by students and a bond Issue of
$10,000 has been authorized when
the building begins.
The most recent facility spon-
aqred by the A.M.S., begun last
year by Jay Oould, ia the $40,000
Stadium, a monument to the courageous willingness of atudenta to
undertake a large financial obligation.
Second year students are invited
to apply now for memberahip ln
the   Letters   Club  next   year.
Apply to the secretary, Eleanor
Gibson, through the Arts Letter
which causes his shy diffidence to
gradually change to self-confidence
and through his great capacity for
self-deception he develops into a
swaggering braggart. Christie's
tenderness, beauty of thought and
gentleness are portrayed when he
falls in love with . . .
PEGEEN MIKE (Pauline Scott):
A young girl impatient at the littleness of life whose imagination
is struck with a glowing sense of
colour at Christie's coming. The
insistent fact to her is that "here
is a man capable of divine fury of
Her curiosity gradually changes
to amasement and delight and then
with "emotion all girt up and swift
to her destination," she sets out to
gain Christie for her own, forget-
ing her planned marriage to . . .
SHAWN KEOOH (Dacre Barrett-Leonnard): A timorous, simple-minded prosperous farmer, conventional and terrified of wrongdoing, Who tries in many ways to
get rid of his rival, finally aiding in
the arrangement of a marriage between Christie and . . .
WIDOW QUIN (Beth Gillanders or Esme Caydsien); A shrewd
and practical woman of about
thirty, who is the only one who remains detached and amused in these
periods of emotional storm. Her
power of handling people Is shown
In the adept manner in which she
attempts to get rid of . . .
OLD MAHON (Norman Beat-
tie): Christie's supposedly murdered "da," whose frequent appearances cause consternation and complexity. A rough and aggressive
character with uncontrollable emotions and a realisation of self-importance, Mahon is the cause of
bringing violence into the public-
house of . . .
or Pat Fowler): Pegeen's fat Jovial
father, naive, irresponsible, pleasure-loving and close to the earth,
who, with his cronies . . .
PHILLY CULLEN (George Kidd) :
Clear-headed and mistrusting village politician, and ...
JIMMY FARRELL (Jack Mercer) : Fat and amorous bachelor,
gullible, foolish and pleasure-loving, as well as . . .
Blakeley, T. .Combolos and A. Carter): Village girls with character
traits and aspirations similar to
Pegeen . . .
add to the action and atmsophere
of this unique and outstanding
Film Production
To Be Bitter
Representing newest topical developments on an international
front and in psychological study,
the double-bill showing today noon
ln the Auditorium will provide one
of the Film Society's best showings
ot the year. The war ln Spain and
the psychology of adolescence provide the subjects, and the pictures
are "Heart of Spain" and the
French "Poll de Carrottee" (Redhead).
Both tend to be bitter In tone,
and   the   war   picture   Is   understood to treat with a pronounced
Loyalist bias the cause In which
graduates of this university have
lost their Uvea.
Tickets, for this showing and the
numerous others during the Spring
session, are on sale at 60c apiece.
They   Include  French  and   German
features   and   a   revival   of   by   the
great Valentino.
Editor of Winnipeg
Free Press Honorary
President of C.U.P.
MONTREAL, Jan. 28 (CUP)—
John Wesley Dafoe, edltor-ln-
chief of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Chancellor of the University of
Manitoba, and Dean of Canadian
Journalists, announced his acceptance Thursday of the honorary
presidenoy of the C.U.P.
In an exclusive statement from
Ottawa, Dafoe aald, "I have been
muoh intereated In learning that
unlveralty publloationa have gone
Into oo-operatlve newa-gathering
that will lead to better newa coverage and I have therefore been
happy to aerve as honorary prealdent. College papers play a definite and creditable part In student aotlvities and are neoeaaary
for acquainting the outalde publio
with theae activities."
Dafoe ie now in Ottawa aa a
member of the Rowell Commission.
Removed    from    Phi    Delt    table
Wednesday noon one looseleaf notebook belonging to W. Wallace. Finder please return to owner.
MacKenzie King
Will Not Meet
McGiil Students Among
Group of Refused
OTTAWA, Jan. 28 (Exclusive to
OUP)—Premier King will not meet
the delegation from Quebec protesting the Padlock Law Including SB
McGiil students, until a letter outlining their requests has been considered by the Minister of Justice
Lapointe. No statement was forthcoming from the latter.
That no attempt will be made by
King to disallow the padlock law ls
almost certain according to an authoritative French Liberal.
Instead the Liberals will fight
Duplessis at the next Provincial
elections on that Issue. T. C.
Douglas, C.C.F., speaking for the
absent Woodsworth, declared his
party will fight the law on grounds
that It ls unconstitutional.
He   said,  "During  the  oomlng
sssslon    the   C.C.F.    group   will
urge that the aame power of disallowance   be   exercised   against
the padlock law as that ****& In
Alberta on the ground that It la
beyond     provincial     Jurisdiction
and Is In direct negation of the
civil   liberties  of  Canadian   sub-
jseta which Is a matter of direct
According    to    an    authoritative
Liberal source the government can
do nothing against Duplessis, Who
has   a   mandate   from   the   people.
The   padlock   law   Is   a   provincial
matter  and   comes   directly   under
Subsection 16 of Section 92 of the
B.N.A.   Act.     He   added,   referring
to  Duplessis,  "The  more   blunders
he   makes   the   more   ammunition
we'll have against him at the next
elections. We're giving him enough
rope to hang himself."
U. of Alta. Dramatics
Win High Praise
EDMONTON, Alta, Jan. 28 (W
IPU)—The University of Alberta
Dramatic Society won high praise
for their production of "The
Happy Journey" from Adjudicator French Holroyd when It was
judged the best of four plays presented at the Northern Alberta
Sub-Regional Dramatic Festival
Saturday night. Along with "East
of Eden" produced by the Bdmonton Little Theatre, the student effort won the right to compete in the Alberta Festival at
"My main difficulty with 'Happy Journey'," said Mr. Holroyd,
"will be to discover in what respects It is not good." The awarding of the decision to this cleverly done pantomime waa greeted
with sustained applause.
Should the press be censored?
The pros and cons of tbls ever-
prominent question will be debated
at noon today in Arts 100, when
representatives from the Vancouver
Law School meet two members of
the Parliamentary Forum.
Norm DePoe and Bob Hayman
will speak for U.B.C.    Their opponents   are   the   two   potential
barristers,    Mr.    Murray    Huntsr
and   Mr.  Harold  Halkala.
DePoe is an experienced debater.
He has been an active member of
the Forum for several years.    Hayman Is a new man ln  the Forum.
This ls his  flrst major debate for
the University.
Hunter and Halkala are both
graduates of U.B.C. Hunter Is a
former Senior Editor of the Ubyssey.
The students of the Law School
will support the affirmative ot the
resolution. The debate will start
at 12.16.
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Interesting Discoveries
In Registrars' Office
Have you ever paid a visit to tne
Registrar's office?
It you haven't you have missed
one ot the most interesting spots
on the campus. For there are much
more Interesting things than gloomy
exam marks to be found there.
To Btart with, theer are four secretaries in the outer offlce—Miss
Morrison, Miss Johnston, Miss Clea-
thero, Miss Kievell. Three of these
girls are graduates ot U.B.C. Besides this university training they
all have a very thorough business
There are no specialised requirements for this very important university oBlce work other than a familiarity with the particular forms
of records, letters, statements and
reports that are needed for such
nesessarily detailed Information as
is handled. Each girl Is acquainted
with the operation of the whole office, but does her own specialized
work. The monthly calendar of
business ls prepared by the registrar,   Stanley  Matthews.
The position of the registrar ls
a very Interesting one. He ls secretary to the Senate, the three faculties and Faculty Council. This
necessitates his attendance at all
meetings and the recording of minutes.    He also has charge ot such
Student opinion on the campua is
divided on the question of increased
fees. Students in the higher years
state definitely that they will return to U.B.C. to graduate. Out-
of-town freshmen, however, say
they will be forced to go to the U.
of Alberta if fees are raised. Many
students will not be able to return
at all because of an inability to
earn an extra $25.
It has been ascertained that there
will be a difference of about $40 or
$60 between the Alberta fees and
the proposed B. C. fees. At the
present time, costs for board are
cheaper at the U. of Alberta than
here. Alex Charters, a fourth-year
student, said: "This does not affect
me because I graduate, but if I
were starting University I would
go to Alberta, because U.B.C. would
mean nothing to me and fifty dollars does."
Dot McCully, nursing student
from Moose Jaw, Sask: "I chose
U. B. C. in preference to Alberta
or Toronto, but I won't return here
if I can get credit at Alberta."
Jean Thomson and Barbara Nesbltt, both of Kimberly, B. C, insist
that there would be no queation
about it. They would most certainly go to Alberta.
Dick White—student from the
Kootenay's, gave the census of
opinion when asked if he would go
to Alberta he replied, "I sure
Mr. Horn Recovering
From Very Bad Cold
Mr. Home, acountant to the Alma Mater Society, beloved to all
students and an indispenslble aid
to council, is progressing favorably
at home where he is recovering
from a bad  cold.
Mr. Home's presence is greatly
missed at this time of campaign
and unrest and it ls hoped he will
be well enough to return by the
end of the week.
There it none Setter then the "Beam"
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Sunday, February 6th
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NOTE—Early  Reservations Advisable.
intricate   tasks   as   compiling   the
calendar and timetables.
One of his tasks which combines
business with pleasure ls that ot
official  University  philatelist.
A collection of the postage
stamps of Canada and the early British North American Colonies was
started by the University several
years ago, a number of stamp enthusiasts have made valuable additions to the original nucleus, and
already quite a good collection has
been gathered together.
The work is carried on under the
direction of the President, by a
special committee appointed for
the purpose, and this Committee ls
commissioned not only to add, regularly, the stamps that may from
time to time be Issued ln Canada,
but also to endeavour to secure,
through gifts or otherwise, any
stamps of Canada that will add to
the completeness of the collection.
All contributions of old Canadian
postage stamps are welcomed; and
those who have stamps that might
add to the completeness of the collection or who know the owners
of old stamps who might be pleased
to help the University ln this endeavour are urged to co-operate
with the committee ln making, the
collection,   especially   ot   early   is-
"Strike" Idea Didn't
Originate With Council
"No member of Students' Council has ever talked about a student
strike," Lyall Vine assured tbe
Wednesday A.M.S. Meeting, ln denying stories appearing In Vanoouver evening newspapers.
What council did decide about
the situation, Bine stated, was that
lt would take over control of whatever action students desired taken.
sues,  as complete as possible.
Postage stamp collectors, students of Canadian History, and others who are Interested may have
access to the collection through the
Among the Interesting books and
pamphlets to be found In the office
is the "British Columbia University
This contains points of interest
to all students. For example, no
person shall be eligible for the
Board of Governors unless he Is a
British subject and a resident of
the province.
• Women, according to the act,
may be members of the board or
Senate. Faculty Council, subject
to the approval ot the Senate, bas
the power to establish or discontinue fraternities or sororities
among  the students.
The University shall be strictly
non-sectarian in principles and no
religious creed or dogma shall be
Have you seen the new "irridescent" stockings at WILSON'S OLOVI
AND HOSIERY? They are the greatest innovation since the invention of hose.
On the street in light of day, they are a warm golden tan, the most conservative but smart shade you could wish. Just as soon as daylight fails the electric
light brings out a romantic red cedar shade—just like the red clay which, by
the way,  is most popular  this  season.
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9 o'clock lecture sprinters are worrying about the balance of diet of
nurse who hops on the 8.53 bus at Blanca Street every morning eating a piece
of toast.
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In all this rush and tumble about campaigning for a bigger grant don't
forget your appearance. Only a soft French oil permanent from RUSSIAN
DUCHESS BEAUTY SALON will ensure continued good grooming after tramps
from door to door for petition signatures.
Russian Duchess can also solve your complexion problems so they stay
solved without further attention for hours and hours. (The girls that went
over to Victoria after a visit to Russian Duchess found that it was so.)
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A more or less dignified Fiji shocked his public the other night when he
was seen strolling down Kingsway to work munching a large meat pie.
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It's much more convenient to order the corsages for your fraternity
formal   in a group  from  Brown Bros.
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Was down at the DOLPHIN yesterday afternoon and was amazed at the
changes that have been made since last fall. The new private dining room
that may be reserved for luncheons and dinners has a new whitewashed fireplace with a Dutch oven and such large windows that it seems to be sunny
on  the dullest days.
And by the way, the most interesting people tea there. Professors in
unacademic moments laugh and talk with students over hot biscuits and
honey. Boy and girl, oblivious to the rest of the world, tea and toast their
toes in front of a roaring fire that heightens the glow in their faces from
a  walk  through  the woods.
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One of the Phi Delt pledges was severely reprimanded (in the manner
of pledges)  last week for trying awfully hard to get into mary ann.
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The most advanced styles in early spring hats have come in at DEL RAINE
on Robson Street. Black is leading the list of colors, but very smart styles
in the popular silk and straw come to match your navy blue and brown outfits.
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The Alpha Gams don't think the Co-Ed is going to be good enough for
their da'.es, so  they're going  to have a co-ed all  their own.
-k      -k       * ENGLISH RUGBY
STADIUM at 2.30
FRIDAY at 2.30
Friday, January 28,  1938
The Senior "B" hoopettes are upsetting all their traditions—they've
won another game to make a record
of three victories in seven starts—
an unheard ot accomplishment for
a minor co-ed team. This time the
victims were the Chllllwaek lassies
who Invaded our campus Wednesday;  the score, 17-12.
The play ot the students has improved    tremendously    this    term,
though   their   passing   could   be   a
little more accurate.
The visiting youngstsrs Jumped
Into tha Isad in tha opsnlng min-
utss and were not headed till late
In the last half when ths co-eds
rallied.« A basket by Lois Harris
tlsd  up the game at 12-all, then
a long shot by Lillian Johanaon,
a sitter by Virginia Poole, and a
free shot by Lll gave the collegians the winning margin.
Social  note:   after  the  game an
informal   little  party  was  held  In
the gym kitchen where both teams
were served coffee" and doughnuts.
Most of the guests favored the popular sweater and skirts. Miss Rosemary  Collins was  the  chic  young
Erring grass hockeyists, watch
out; the senior manager ls on the
warpath: practices, in case you
don't know lt, are scheduled for
Tuesday and Thursday noon, and
Wednesday and Friday at 3.30.
The battle of ths century takes
place tomorrow at Connaught
Psrk at 2.15 whan tha U.B.C. aggregation tanglaa with Britannia
Qrads. At present, these two
tesms are tied for first plsoe In
the Lower Mainland League with
14 pointa—eaoh having both wo'h
seven games and lost one. A win
for the oo-eda will give them the
championship; a loss will put
them out of the running.
Basketball Intramurals for Monday, January 31st, are cancelled.
The former Intermediate A's, supplemented by a couple of Senior
B's will play the Towers Monday
night at New Westminster.
Languages Compulsory
On Alta. Curriculum
EDMONTON, Alta., Jan. 28 (W
..IPU) — Students registering in
the faculty of Arts will now have
to take one foreign language in
addition to an English course during their first year, announced
the Senate of the University of
Alberta recently. This new compulsory requirement will replace
the previous requirement for a
laboratory  science.
Further changes Include a raising of the standard for first year
Commerce Btudents making it
necessary for them to obtain an
average of 60 per cent before going on to thetr second year.
Drama of Law
On Alta. Air Show
—The University of Alberta
radio station, CKUA, has recently
inaugurated a new series of programs that will prove of interest
and benefit to all listeners.
One, which it is believed has
never before been carried ln Canada, consists ot a series of handicraft lessons based on mimeographed notes that are being sent to
those Interested for a very low fee.
The course has been organized by
the Alberta Branch of the Canadian
Handicraft Guild.
The Drama of Law Is another of
the new programs and is designed
to point out that the law ls operating for your benefit rather than for
the financial benefit of the learned
members of that profession. The
program consists ot reproductions
of   actual   court   cases.
LOST — One green glove lost.
Please return to Mr. Home's
Students Look Like Winners In First Half But
Fold Under Strong Western Drive
Varsity's    high - flying    Thunderbirds    struck    another    down-draft
last night ln thetr own  roost,  and
when    the    'Birds    recovered    they
were  on   the  short  end  of a  42-34
count against the fighting Western
After  the   brilliant   show   at   the
Capital City last week against the
domineering Dominoes, the Men of
Maury slipped last night and allowed a golden opportunity to take the
lead ln the Intercity loop get away
and  now  they  are  In  a  three-way
tie with Westerns and Ryersons.
In a ragged battle that saw 28
fouls called on the gladiators,
Captain Rann Matthison led the
students by snapping 17 points
and strengthen his spet on top of
the scoring heap. Ted Pallas and
Alex Lucas were both ruled off
late In the gams with four personate eaeh and both boys were
In the fight all ths way.
Varsity took the lead ln the first
canto and held on up until the last
quarter when  a   furious  onslaught?
by the Westerns saw the lead vanish   and   the   Blue-Gold    squad   go
down to another costly defeat.
This puts tha studsnts on the
spot as far aa the loop raee ia
concerned and the former Invincible Thunderbirds are not exactly favorites to repeat for the
Canadisn Champlonahlp again
this yaar.
In   spite   of   the   absence   of   Pat
Flynn,   all-star   rookie,   the   Varsity
passing  attack  worked  for  a  while
and   if   Maury  can   get  the  boys  to
click consistently all ls not lost yet.
In a preliminary battle the smart
Senior  "B" entry took the visiting
Chllllwaek  squad  by  a 27-19  count.
Pat Flynn  led the way for the Students  by   bagging   13   markers  and
the Freshman who ls now ineligible
for Senior Company should give the
"B's" lots of support in the future.
Rann Matthison, whose accurate sniping piled up seventeen
markers for the Thunderbirds in
their tilt with Westerns Wednesday night.
Expert To Give
Some Pointers
On  Volleyba
Rou n d ba I lers
Meet Excels
Varsity soccer men return to the
wars again when they tangle with
the strong Excelsior eleven at Wilson Park on Saturday afternoon at
The roundballers will be still
without the services ot Dan Quayle
but with the power that they have
shown ln recent games they figure
on being able to pick up a very useful  two points.
The Juniors have been foroed
to drop out of their league but
may enter the Q.V.A.A. later.
Reaaon for the withdrawal ia due
to the faot that the aenlors have
taken the beat of the playera to
atrengthen their own ranks.
Belkin Urges Long
Term Action For
Permanent Result
' Morris Belkin, who with Struan
Robertaon arrived baok from Edmonton thia weak with the coveted MoGoun Cup for U.B.C.'a
Parliamentary Porum, waa a
strong advocate of "long term aotlon In seeking a solution for the
unlversity'a preaent troublea regarding government support.
Belkin urged a permanent propaganda oommittee to build up
through publicity a favorable
publio opinion for the unlveralty.
"We ahould maintain our aani-
ty In this matter and seek to
solve our difficulties slowly—and
permanently," he stated.
On January 20 Waterman's fountain pen, red mottled, from table
In Women's Lower Common Room.
Please return to Mr. Home's office
or to Gertrude Snow, care of Arts
Letter  Rack.
Wednesday noon saw two more
stiff contests in Maury Van Vliet's
intramural "set-up" games with
Arts '39 and Science '39 carrying
off the  laurels of the day.
The man of Arts started by taking a walloping In their flrat
tussle to the tune of 0-15, but under the drive of Les Martin and
By Straight they about-turned
and overwhelmed 8elenee '41 In
the next two games 18-0 and 15-
11, thereby winning the  rubber.
The other feature of the hour
saw a newcomer, Don Wright,
sparking Science '39 to victory over
a persistent Aggie squad. Wright
showed exceptional ability at placing set-ups at the net for his teammates who smashed them for point
after point. He was easily the outstanding man on the floor during
the day. Scores were 15-12 and 16-
Friday features Arts '41 and Science '39; and Science '38 and Science '40. Maury wants everyone
out for these games.
On Monday, January 31, a Tug-o'-
War will be held in the stadium at
12.20 when Science '40, Science '38,
Science '39> and Arts '40 hope to
pull each other all over the durn
place. Stadium manager Johnnie
Owens promises busses for those
pulled too far.
Important notloe. On Friday
at 2.30 Mr. Luok from the looal
Y.M.C.A., will give an hour of his
valuable time in the instruction
of the finer points of volleyball.
As Maury will probably be out
of town he wants everyone interested ever there to make it
worthwhile fer Mr. Luok. The
Y.M.C.A. man Is a well known expert in the game and his pointers
will be valuable.
apRoberts Radical
. But Gains Support
Evan apRoberts was atlll In
favor of burning an effigy ef the
B. C. premier when he spoke at
the A.M.S. meeting Wednesday.
Notably at odds with hla audienoe on the above point, apRob-
erta gained more aupport when
he declared that "Aberhart oan
aupport a unlveralty ten tlmea aa
good aa ours."
His vooal effort won him a
plaoe on the oommittee appointed by counoil to dlreot any campaign that may be ataged next
Try Out
Pack For
II   Game
A sadly depleted flock of Thunderbirds will settle on the turf of
the Stadium on Saturday to range
themselves against the strong Rowing Club XV in a regular Tlsdall
Cup fixture.
Captain Dobbie, whom so-called
critics regarded with shocked
amajtsment when he yanked practically the whole First Team
baokfleld In the first Tlsdall feature here two weeks ago, has
waded In deeper still this wssk
with another startling announcement. Not only will a Second
Team baokfleld perform against
the Rowers, but the regular
Thunderbird pack has bssn given
a reat In favor of the hard working Second Division forwards
who were largsly Instrumental In
defeating Victoria College during
ths   Invasion.
So far in the series both teams
have played one game. The pride
of Coal Harbour have dropped their
only start, while the much-scoffed-
at "Thunderlings" gave the critics
a severe dose of upset when they
bowled over the confident All-
Blacks two weeks ago. Thus there
will be no effort spared by either
fifteen with the Rowers and their
powerful pack struggling to keep
In the Cup race, and the campus-
men giving their all to confuse a
few self-appointed critics.
The  backfleld  that worked  together   ao   well   againat   Victoria
Collage will stack up against ths
"Clubbahs"   with   one   exeeptlen,
Fred   Smith   having   been   prefer- .
red   to    inside-three    Bob   Smith.
Waddy     "70     yard"     Robertson,
Phil   Griffin,   Basil   Robinson  and
the   aforesaid   Fred   Smith   have
aeen   Flrat   Division   warfare   before  and  are  expected  to  be  the
nueleua    of    a    strong    attacking
line.    The sorum, though for the
most   part   new   to   Senior   competition, has a capable  leader  in
old-timer Ted  Madeley, and with
many of its membera shooting for
a   place   In   next  year'a  Thunderbirds,   will   be   no   pushover   for
Arthur   Langley   and   his  formidable cohorts.
To complete a fine  afternoon  of
rugger   entertainment,   the   Island
champions,  University  School, will
pit their strength against the local
High      School      champions,      Lord
Byng.     These   two  squads   are   old
rivals,   having   played   to   a   hectic
draw   in   the   Rugby   Week  in   Victoria.
Third   Division
Gets _A^ Raise
Captain Dobbie has promoted all
of the regular econds to do battle
In the First Division game and so
now the long neglected Thirds
come Into their own by stepping
right into the game against Westerns. Manager Bill Calder of the
Seconds ls confident that the rookies will come through with a much
needed win, so lt you want to see
the youngsters do their stuff, come
on up to  the field tomorrow  p.m.
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Varsity's determined puckmen
are rolling south this morning to
take another crack at college competition across the border on a
tour that will lead from the den of
the Huskies to the haunts of the
Undsr    the    watchful    eye    of
Coach   Maury  Van  Vllet, who  Is
making ths trip, tho student skaters boarded the train with a full
team that promises to bring home
the baeen or hang up the blades
for ths ssason. . With a week of
good   praetlss   tucked   away   the
Thunderbirds arm In better shape
than  any time this  year.
The    Washington    team    is    the
strongest ln years and the Gonsaga
aggregation boasts an unbeaten record,   so   the   Blue   and   Qold   squad
has   its   work   cut   out  to   try   and
topple the strong U.  8. teams.
Although star Jim Harmer ls out
of the lineup, Varsity ls sending a
strong, well balanced squad to the
south. Hefty Hugh Shireff ln goal
is a shutout king in his own right,
and with a defence of Jack Steven
son, BUI Lowe and Canadian Football hero Carson Maguire ln front,
goals will be scarce at the Thunderbird end of the rink.
Two wall balanced forward
llnea make up the attack, and
with Clarence Taylor of the Senior City League to lead the way.
Varsity scoring punch Is second
to none. Manager Irm Plorello
Is Included In the roster to keep
the boys In shape, and the atar
soccer goalie Is confident hla
charges are  due  for  a  break.
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