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Published Twice Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Vol. XX
No. 16
j This Week in Review:
t By r. t. Mckenzie i
Since becoming Reichsfuehrer,
Adolpf Hitler has changed his
mind. In 1024, in his autobiography
"Mein Kampf," he attached prewar German imperialism and wrote
"the atrength of our nation ought
not to be founded in colonies, but
in the soil of our native Europe."
Of late, with persistent regularity,
however, he has raised the cry that
Germany must have more territory
•nd that she lacks raw materials
and cultivable lands. He hss directed scornful attacks against countries which refuse to give back to
Germany ss "rightful owner" those
colonies lost after the World War.
Last week, two steps of perhaps
vital importance were taken towards s solution of the problem of
colonies. Lord Halifax, emissary
of the British National Government, concluded hia private conver-
sations with Hitler and must inevitably have discussed Germany's
colonial demands. Then, too, in a
communique Issued last Friday, the
French Popular Front government
virtually invited Germany to ahsre
in the exploitation of the French
African Colonial Empire. The min-
istry of colonies announced ita willingness to study a project for opening credita whereby Germany would
exchange manufactured goods
whieh can be used in the development of the colonies for raw na-
teriala  Germany  lacks.
If a genuine offer of justice is
made and that justice could be
backed by collective force, a foundation would have been established
for the rebuilding of the collective
peace system. The most important
point seems to be that the democratic powers should make their
concessions before the Nasi colonial
propaganda geta fully underway.
Otherwise any concessions will appear merely as further Danegeld
offered to placate the increasingly
belligerent fascist states.
The problem of developing international trade ln an age of vicious
economic nationalism is one that
has keenly perplexed students of
international affaire. In the main
therefore they greeted with enthusiasm the announcement from London laat week that negotiations for
thia long expected Anglo-American
trade pact will begin early in the
New Year (provided that present
plans are not disarranged by objections from any Britiah dominion).
Enthusiasm was, however, far
from universal. The controlled German press was both suspicious snd
angry at the possibility that this
new move waa intended as a threat
againat the Faacist bloc or that
it might presage the formation of
a world tariff league embracing the
United States, British Dominions,
Scandinavian Statea and other
democratic countriea. Sectiona of
Canadian opinion, too, were vlgor-
oua in opposition at the prospect
of a partial loss by Canada of her
favored position in the British market. A projected Anglo-Canadian
trade pact did not entirely allay
theae feara.
The Japanese steam roller appeared to have broken the Chinese
resistance last week as the much-
publicized Chinese "Hindenburg
line" virtually fell apart. It was
broken with little resistance at its
central point — Soochow — and at
either end—Hashing and Changshu
—and Japanese troops swarmed on
towards Nanking. Steps were taken, however, for a gallant defence
of the latter city, as the capital
was formally moved 750 miles inland to  Chungking.
The Brussels Conference meanwhile stood adjourned till November 22 while the delegates "consulted their governments." Possibilities of very vigorous action further
diminished as Japan hinted that she
would consider as a hostile act by
the countries concerned any decision by the Conference to accede
to the Chinese appeal for material
Continued on Page 8 Col 6
Celebrated K.C.'s
Colorful Career
"Gerry" McGeer, statesman
of dramatic action, and prophet of a new economic order,
comes to the university Wednesday noon to open his surprise-packet of ideas on the
subject, "After University —
The National Confsrsnoe Committee haa aeeurad the auditorium ao that Oerry's "sllvsry tones
ef a  Bryan" may be enjoyed by
The experience obtained from the
time of Gerry, the little red-faced
boy delivering milk from his father's dairy in Vancouver, to that ot
Mr. G. O. McGeer, K.C., M.P., well
qualifies him for the discussion of
the large subject he haa chosen.
At an early age "Gerry" became
an apprentice in an iron foundry,
where he developed his brawn and
had an opportunity to develop his
oratory, making himself heard in
the shop and in labor organisations.
Enthused with the desire to become a politician, McGeer worked
his way through Dalhousie Law-
School and was admitted to the B.
C. bar in  1915.
One year later the young lawyer
became the Richmond member in
the Provincial Legislature, where
he horrified the sedate politicians
with his disturbing orations.
In   1921   "Garry"   assailed   the
giant  "Rail   Tariffs"  and   gained
rate    adjustmsnts    which    established   Vancouvar  aa one  of the .
greateat grain porta In the world.
He alao beoame a  K.C.
In  1928 came the  Vancouver police investigation ln which McQeer
exposed intolerable conditions. His
work in  this  connection was completed ln 1934.
The depression created a new
Gerry. He became an ardent student of economics and politics and
after months of preparation emerged with hia "monetary reform policy."
Hla approach to the economic
problem ia described as that of "a
tub-thumping evangelist who believes in a personal devil." His
favorite devils are the gold standard and the international banker.
In 1933 he became M.L.A. for the
Vanoouver ■ Burrard riding, which
position he resigned in 1986 to become Federal member.
Twenty-five   thousand   Vancouvar cltisens,  with   a  whistle  on
their   lips   and   eroaaed   fingers,
sleeted Oerry to the position of
mayor of the olty  In  December,
1934, with the greateat majority
vote In hlatory.
McOeer didn't believe in keeping
people in suspense.    In less than a
month he had proclaimed a 60 per
cent reduction  on  interest on  the
city  bonded  debt,  reorganised  the
police administration, called a conference of western mayors, and prepared an extensive program ot public works.
This unique figure in Canadian
life, beloved by cartoonists, known
everywhere for his Irish grin and
hearty greeting, ls described ln the
Canadian "Who's Who" as "The
man with the faith of a true convert, the spirit of the crusader —
and who seems destined to play a
major role ln Canadian affairs in
the next decade."
'The Blind Spot of
Science/' Lecture Wed.
A pictorial panorama of progress
will be presented in Science 100,
Wednesday noon, 'when A. Lawren
Brown, educational director of Investors Syndicate, will give an informative lecture entitled, "The
Blind Spot of Science."
Mr. Brown contends that science
can be applied effectively to bring
about a solution of the world's problems. The pictorial presentation
will ahow how that can be clone,
and will include colored stereopti-
con slides, graphs, stories and anecdotes.
G. G. McGeer, K.C, M.P., who
will speak in the auditorium on
Wednesday noon. ''Gerry" is
noted as one of Canada's most
 forceful speakers.	
Odette, Stella
Win Debate
Following the resolution "That
the professions constitute a bar to
reform," Stella Brldgeman and Ort-
ettn Hicka of the negative, were
given the decision of the Literary
Forum over their opponenta, Margaret Flndlay and Emily Fraser, at
the session held in A. 206 Friday
For the affirmative, Margaret
Flndlay stressed the fact that ln
the teaching profession anything
tending toward the radical is not
tolerated, therefbre the members
of this profession adopt a conservative viewpoint which does not tend
to further reform. These conservative fundamentals influence and Impress the children who come under
their jurisdiction. These influences
act as inhibitions to future progress
of reform.
The legal profession, as stated by
Emily Fraser, "worked for the Individual and the opinion which he
expresses is a purely bread-and-
butter one." Legal authorities prove
the greatest barrier when it ls necessary for a reform to be passed.
Need for such a measure often passes before tbe reform oan overcome
all legal red tape Involved.
Stella Brldgeman, on the opposition, simply quoted namea ot men
of political power and fame wbo
ranked aa aome of the greateat reformers. It was noted that the majority were men of .profession. As
further support of the negative,
Odetta Hicks pointed out that "our
presence at university Indicated our
knowledge of the fact that in order
to progress we must have education—and progress la aided by reform."
Lightbody to Speak
Here Thursday
Mr. James Lightbody, who due to
illness, was unable to give the address on the "Psychology of Advertising" last week, will do so Thursday ln Arts 100 at 12.15.
Mr. Lightbody is the editor of
the "Buzzer," and the publicity
manager of the B.C.E.R. During
the past seven consecutive years
this company has won 12 major
awards in the annual better copy
contest for the Public Utilities Association, and ls the only Canadian
company to have won such an
Song, Yell Contest
Closing on Friday
Entries in the U. B. C. song and
yell contest sponsored by the Pep
Club must be handed in by Friday,
it ls announced by Grant Cameron,
head of the club. So far, three
songs have been entered, and will
be heard at the next Pep Meeting
to   be  held   December  4.
First prize in the competition will
be a Totem and a ticket to the Science Ball, while second prize will
be a ticket to  the  Science  Ball.
Thursday Will Be
Student Night For
Christmas Plays
Production To
Have Variety
With the last dress-rehearsal over, members of the U.B.
C. Players' Club are prepared
for Thursday night, when, at
half past seven, the curtain of
the University theatre will
rise, and the annual Christmas plays will begin.
With four plays, eaoh one different In type fro mths other, on
the evening's program, gussts are
promised a treat In dramatlo entertainment. Thsrs will be laughter and taara, action and deathly
On    Thursday   the   performance
will begin sharp at 7.30.    The Caf
will   be   open   till   seven   o'clock,
when the doors of the Auditorium
will  be  opened.     Admission  is  by
student pass only.    On Friday and
Saturday nights admission is by invitation only.
The various casts, including some
30 actors in all, and the different
properties, costumes and stage
committees and crews went through
their final paces Monday night.
Each play was presented just as
it will be on the three nights at
the end of the week. The lighting
arrangements and sets have been
finished, together with the collection of properties for the various
The program opens with a light
"tomfoolerie" by G. B. Shaw, "The
Fascinating Foundling." Directed
by Mrs. D. C. B. Duff and Dr. Joyce
Hallamore, this short, snappy, little
production provides 20 minutes ot
amusing entertainment. The plot
ls not complicated, but the dialogue
ls typically Shavian ln its cleverness.
Following this comedy, comes a-
play called, "The Blind," by Maet-
erlln. Directed by Miss D. Somerset, this production ls a heavy
tragedy, and la an atmosphere play.
The plot la tragic, and the aound
effects, lighting effects and scenery
have all been carefully thought out
to add to the aombre atmoaphere.
Third on the list ls a problem
play by John Drinkwater. Called
"X=0,* 'or a "Night in the Trojan
War," the play is directed by Prof,
Ira Dilworth.
Although It might bs classified
aa psaee propaganda, It la by no
meana boring nor la Ita Intereat
and aoope limited to any one period, or audienoe. It la written
In  blank verae.
Calculated to send the audience
home in a pleased and happy state
of mind, the last play is an old-
fashioned "mellerdrama," "Curse
You, Jack Dalton."
It has been written according to
the well-known formula—a hero, a
heroine, a villlain, a villalness, a
swish of poison, a shiny black revolver, lots of dastardly scheming,
cursing and shrieking—and presto 1
result, a happy ending. This play
is  directed  by  Prof.  Walter Oage.
B.C.T.F.,   12.00,  Arts  204.
L.S.E..  12.00,   Science  100.
O. G. McGeer, 12.20, Auditorium.
Musical Society, 6.00, Ap. Sc.
Psychology   Club,  12.00.
Arts 100.
Christmas  Plays,  7.30.
Parliamentary Forum, 7.30, Ap.
Sc.  100.
Japanese   Student  Club,   12.00,
Arts 208.
Professor Walter Gage, honorary president of the Players'
Club, and director of "Curse
You, Jack Dalton," one of the
four plays to be presented here
this week.
Queries  Sent
OutJTo  All
All students will receive ln the
mail this week a questionnaire regarding their expenses while at
Students' Council ls asking for
co-operation on the part of the
student body in correctly filling in
the forms, and returning them to
the council offlce.
Statistics compiled from answers
received will be used in the drive
for financial assistance for the university. It is stressed by council
members that students should an
swer the questionnaire as Boon as
Counoil will take no further aotlon on the Issue of political parties, It was dseldsd at laat night's
masting, In spite of rumors that
they would oall an emergency Alma
Matar masting for Prlday to explain
their stand. Studenta muat organise ths meeting themselves.
Supporters of the petition
asking for a special A. M. S.
meeting to discuss the council
ban on political clubs declare
that they will have the required 100 names signed up
today or Wednesday.
It Is stated by those pressing
for an  open  meeting to dlaeuss
politics on the campus that thsrs
Is  no   Intention  of  registering  a
lack  of confidence  vote  against
Studsnts' Council.
All that ls wanted,  they aay, Is
a   full   discussion   of   the   matter
which took on an importance that
council  did  not foresee,  after  the
ban had been passed last Monday
The   question   of   what   attitude
university   authoritiea   would   take
if students asked for political cluba
ls an Important aspect of the issue.
It   is   believed   that   council   had
sounded out faculty opinion before
discussing the clubs, and had proceeded with the ban for this reason.
There  la a possibility that ths
eontroversy may cease to be between the student body and eounell, and become mn laaue between
students  and   university  authoritiea.
Most   likely   day   tor   a   special
meeting   ls   Friday,   as   a   48-hour
notice of meeting must  be  posted
on the campus.
There is little chance that the issue will die a natural death, as
those objecting to council's stand
are anxious to have the decision reversed, and political cluba instituted at U.B.C.
Hli)** Hbgaarg
A Story of Twenty-One Years
Twenty-one years ago, U.B.C. students attending olaaaea at the old
Fairview aite, read their flrat campua newapaper.
For the flrat few montha of ita existence the paper was virtually
nameleas, merely being oalled "Anon."
Between thla remote beginning of a pocket-sised magaslne, and the
present six-column, four-page semi-weekly paper now being publlahed,
lie, neatled together on the ahelvea of the Library, recorda of twenty-one
years of student publications on this oampus.
During the first two yeara of ita
life the "Ubicee" was a 7 Inch by
9 inch monthly magaslne of some
80 pages. It contained a number
of well-written essays and literary
contributions. No attempt was made
to cover student news.
These were war-time issues and
contained news from*the front regarding the activities ot ex-students. Frequently there were letters
published from men at the front to
President Wesbrook, who constantly forwarded news of the university to students overseas.
In these flrst editions of the paper mention was made of the active
figures and groups around the campus. Even in those days Dr. Sedgewick was quoted alike by Freshman
and Senior. Such people as Dr.
Klinck, Dr. Sage and Chancellor
McKechnie were well known to students and had already found their
niche in the university which they
have steadily strengthened ever
since. The Players' Club, Orchestra, Literary Society and C.O.T.C.
also provided a goodly percentage
of material which made up each
In aplte of the efforts of the
Ubicee staff, the monthly waa not
mn entire suoceas. For that reason the publications board suggested In Maroh, 1917, that financial aupport for the paper be obtained by Increasing the Alma
Mater fee from two dollars to
four  dollars.
Previous to thla time the paper
had  bsen  paid for by  voluntary
subscriptions  from   the  studente
and   waa,   therefore,   never  euro
Juat how large Ita budget would
This   steady   source   of  revenue
gave the paper a new leaae of life,
and, a year later the monthly Ubicee   became   the   weekly   Ubyaaey.
It consisted  of  13 halt-columns,  a
fraction of the number which make
up the present Ubyaaey.
B^ch page, of course, contained
only the lead stories of the paper.
Stories, skits and poems which had
been the mainstay of the monthly,
were still very acceptable and necessary, but the main aim of the
paper was to print news while It
was "hot'* and, by means of its columns, to encourage all forms ot
student enterprise.
Each   individual   paper   had   its
owner's name stamped on it showing that a subscription system was
in use.
Even then, with only some 900
students there was evidence of
overcrowding. This is shown in
the frequent editorials and open
letters on the subject. There was
no gym for students Interested in
basketball and other indoor sport.
Noon hour lectures Interfered
continually with extra currlcular
activity. During the 'flu epidemic
the students were also without an
auditorium, since 'flu patients were
quartered there.
(Continued on Page 8) Two
Tuesday, November 23, 1937
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Sometime this week every U.B.C. student will receive by
mail a questionnaire, prepared by the Alma Mater Society
executive, to discover how college students spend their money.
It has been roughly estimated that each of the 2500
students at U.B.C. is worth $500 annually to local commerce
through expenditures on food, clothing, board, transportation,
entertainment, fees, etc. In other words, the university each
year brings more than $1,200,000 business to Vancouver.
The object of the questionnaire is to verify these figures
and to discover how the expenditures are distributed among
local businesses. The questionnaire is strictly confidential,
and no names are desired, but the results themselves should
prove very valuable as an aid to creating better feeling between the University and local business men.
The questionnaire offers every student an opportunity to
help his Alma Mater by supplying complete and accurate information. The committee will provide a ballot box at the
foot of the Cafeteria stairs, and students are requested to
return the filled questionnaires as soon as possible.
One of the more remarkable features of our University is
its bad ventilation. Ostensibly the home of the arts and sciences, a few of which might be expected to deal with thermodynamics, aerodynamics or whatever the really corny name
for the science of ventilation is, U.B.C. classrooms seldom
know the feeling of moderate temperatures. Air conditioning remains a thing to be dreamed of, or read about in scientific magazines and steamship folders.
Rooms such as Applied Science 100 are daily roasted at
temperatures well in the 80*8, we suspect, although there
are no thermometers in evidence. Thermostats, of course, are
as unheard of as air conditioning.
Ventilation has as important an influence on scholastic
standards as many other factors which are better publicised.
Ventilation is a problem that could easily be solved without
expense or inconvenience. Sometimes we suspect it is due
purely to stupidity or indifference on the part of those responsible that we have bad ventilation at all.
Whatever the cause is, we suggest that students and
faculty should suffer no longer in heroic silence, but should
discuss the matter in class if necessary, and summon the
guilty parties before them for a court martial. As a fitting
punishment we can think of nothing more fitting or horrible
than to sentence'the criminals to a period of one hour in any
of the rooms for which they are responsible.
XJ Friday U.B.C. "lost" another
Intercollegiate debate. This depart
ment has long been an advocate of
debates where there is no victory,
and where the enjoyment of the
discussion and argument is not
marred by constant striving for
the  goodwill  of the judges.
"Debates have been costing us
too much money," I declared in this
column January of this year. I
added that U.B.C. has developed a
discouraging habit of losing, and
it seems that the habit ia hard to
Friday, U.B.C. won everything
but the decision. Our speakers
gained valuable experience, the
audience enjoyed the discussion, the
intercollegiate spirit engendered
was good for the university, but, in
the eyes of all, the debate was lost.
Can't we nnd some way of debating or formal discussion that can
be carried on without decisions? Is
there not a way of rearranging our
debate method to get away from
the necessity of having judges, and
at the same time perhapa give more
color to the contests, thus drawing
bigger crowds and cutting down the
annual loss incurred by the Forum ?
To repeat a thought I used here
nearly a year ago, some move to
improve their set-up must be made
by the Forum. Students do not like
to feel that their money is being
spent to cover expenses of debates
that have, on the whole, been poor,
rather than good, publicity for the
•    »    »
Last year's files yield another
note. In days gone by pubsters
used to dash off reams of poetry,
throw it away and dash off some
more. I picked up a gem of verse
about two years ago, and placed it
in print for posterity. Here it is
The fires burn low . . .
popping suddenly . . .
and longer grow the
lurking behind each sleeping lump
that is a man.
Pyramids of stacked rifles
support the
jewelled stars.
We knew those stars once . . .
in another clime.
Here «™*
There ****
The Exchange Editor
of STORE No. 2
Vancouver's newest snd molt up-to-date
A complete range of individually selected
Fine Grade Shoes at three popular prices
......... $7.85
New Store: Ed. Armstrong, Mgr.
Opposite Lytic Theatre
Opposite Spencer's
Pub phone users provide an Interesting study for us of the fourth
estate . . . every day we can sit
back and watch an almost-endless
parade of students coming to make
calls . . . because we can't help
hearii g some of the conversation,
we note that dates are arranged,
tickets bought, mothers told that
sonny isn't coming home till late,
and a score of Interesting little
dramas enacted ... all by way of
the Pub phone . . . John Bird, who
begged off hia Discipline Committee duties at the Arts-Aggie because "he had three essays to work
on," took in the Kerrisdale preview
the night of the dance ... a good
majority of U.B.C. students think
along Fascist lines . . . varsity students should be interested in the
new radio feature of CJOR, "Names
That Will Live Forever," handled
by Dick Diespecker. Wednesdays
at 9.30 p.m.
*    *    *
About aix o'clock the caf takes
on a new air, one far removed from
the noon-hour hustle and ahouting.
Scattered groups of students slowly pick at food and talk about
essays . . . the waitresses take their
time in Ailing orders and nobody
seems to mind . . . Jean sits by her
cash register and tries to balance
the day's books . . . the executive
of a club has supper in a corner
and discusses policy . . . two professors Hght their pipes and argue
over the Oriental situation . . . and
so on . . . after half the lights go
out and so do most of the people
. . . soon, in pairs and groups they
drift over to the Library to settle
down to a dreary night of reading
. . . and the girls in the caf sweep
the ashes from the floor . . .
"Fraternity Jewellery a Specialty"
Seymour at
SEY. 2088
Plan Big Campaign
Among U. Women
"University women, especially
those on executives, need more preparation for public speaking," stated Kay Armstrong, president ot the
Literary Porum, at its meeting last
With this thought in mind, the
members of the Forum are planning
a campaign of all campus clubs and
organizations in which women take
an active part, and to induce them
to attend public speaking classes
under the Literary Porum.
Thwarted co-ed would-be sharpshooters, whose tendencies to lay
a pretty eye over the sights of a
rifle were squelched by a fainthearted council unwilling to accept
responsibility, will glare with envy
at the picture of three smiling
Washington co-eds all ready to "let
'er rip" which reposes on the front
page of today's "Dally."
The three smiling ones are part
of a contingent of 85 co-eds now
turning'out for the University of
Washington rifle class, which again
this year will seek national honors
ln intercollegiate competition.
"The 86 girls are the hopefuls
who are turning out dally for the
womens rifle squad, a team coached
by Major Thebaud, assistant professor of Military Science."
Amongst the many progressive
developments on the Washington
campus leading to useful co-ed activities this organization, together
with the Women's Marine Corps,
which specializes in telegraphy,
ranks high, and the girls are creating quite a name for themselves as
other than drawing-room machinery.
These  events,  taking  place  In
an Institution Isss than 200 miles
from  U.  B. O. prsssnt, upon the
faee of thlnga generally, a great
eontraat to tho Istharglo atate of
affaire In the U.B.O. Alma Mater
The preaent stand which the Students'  Council  has chosen to tako
upon     the    existence    of    political
groups on this campus is somewhat
representative   of   this   attitude,   a
policy which is slowly heading towards    the    definitely    reactionary
The crux of the whole problem of
political groups appeara to rest ln
the belief that these factions might
take actions that would prove fatal
to the university's relationships
with Victoria.
In point of fact to the contrary
we recall a press dispatch from the
U. of AlbSrta to the Ubyssey ln
September of last year which announced, "Prosperity certificates
will definitely not be accepted in
payment of fees, room or board, and
are in fact completely useless for
making payments around the university."
This uncrlnglng refusal to accept
currency legalized by the government, ln a province where the premier is apt to have Illusions as to
hts dictatorial powers, has brought
down no reprisals from the powers-
that-be. The opening of the fall
term, 12 months after, found the
Alberta university making the usual
faculty appointments and additions,
and apparently planning for as vigorous a year as has been seen for
some time.
If this university Is to dsvslop
In   a   free   and   healthy   manner,
such things aa "playing politico"
cannot be aooepted aa part of the
polloy of either ths A.M.S. or the
Administration. And whsn we say
"playing    polltlea"   we    mean    restricting our affairs that we may
conform  to  what  appeara  to  be
the pleaaure of theae In power at
the time.
For too  long have  Canadian  affairs   In   general   been   affected   by
the baffling winds ot political skullduggery.    This institution is of imperative  necessity  to  the progress
and  development of the province;
and   if  the   rising   generation   who
now pass through its doors are impressed   with   the   fact   that   they
must conform to the powers of the
moment, regardless of what honest
conscience   may   dictate,   then   the
administration  of public affairs ln
B.   C.   ls   doomed   to   descend   to   a
very low level.
The Hon. J. S. Woodsworth, M.F.,
C.C.F. leader, has challenged youth
in Canada by saying that the party
system ls decadent. (He ls by the
way, advocating his own party.)
We contend that the putrefaction
ls the school of thought behind
politics, emanent from the past generation who have done such a fine
job of piling up debts for us to pay
We further contend that the obvious necessity of the study ot this
system which ls revealed by this
state of affairs can only be carried
out efficiently, and with any amount
of vigor, by the organization of
students Into separate groups, definable in actual life as political parties, in that these are the basis of
the whole affair.
If Council would advocate the
forcing of these groups Into one
club we might point to the somewhat questionable achievements of
the Parliamentary Forum, whose
efforts at discussing pressing problems approaches sterility from lack
of organized Impetus.
We further suggest that a strong
organization of the orthodox groups
would, in time, earn a healthy pub-
24-Hour Emergency Sarvlco — Cemplsts Rspalr Facilities
HOURS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to I p.m.
Graphic   Engineering   Paper,   Biology   Paper,   Loose-leaf
Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink, and Drawing Instruments.
Players Committee Has
Trouble Finding Asphodels
Department stores may boast
that they sell everything from pins
to elephants, but one thing they
don't have are asphodels. Ask Hasel
Wright, convener of the properties
committee for the Christmas plays.
She should know, becauae she tried
to get some.
Blank looks were the only response she got from pussled salesgirls. Even explaining that they
grew in Elysian fields and were
pale blue, didn't help any, and ao
Hasel and her committee had to
make them, at the rate of one every
seven minutes. '
Twice a year, at the Christmas
plays and the Spring play, the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the
students are tested to the fullest.
The asphodel "incident" is only one.
"We want snow," challenged the
dlrectora  of  "The  Blind."
"You shall have snow!" exclaimed the committee and forthwith began to tear up vaat quantities of white paper into little
pieces. Now every spare moment in
the Green Room is spent in beating the weather-man at hia own
game and making snow.
Throughout the entire play, "The
Harald Kreutzberg, internationally famous dancer from Salzburg,
Austria, Is coming to the University. After playing before super-
capacity houses In New York,
where he ls rapidly winning much
acclaim, Kreutzburg ls embarking
on a transcontinental tour, thus enabling dance lovers of this city to
witness "the greatest enjoyment
Imaginable," to quote the Salzburg-
er Volksblatt.
It is Indeed a rare opportunity
which brings so famoua an artist
to the campua and marka the flrat
cultural event of its kind to appear
at tho Unlveralty Theatre. The appearance here ot Kreutzberg, December 6, la being aposored by the
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, who
have taken considerable care in selecting an artist with such versatile appeal. On his program appear
such divergent titleB as "Hangman's
Dance" and "Three Merry Dances
For Children."
There is a contrast between "Angel of Annunciation" and "Soldier
of Fortune." From the tragic intensity of the "Jester's Dance,"
from "Don Morte," to the light-
hearted gaiety of the "Vagabond
Dance," Kreutzberg runs the gamut
of emotional portrayal. His programs display a greater verattlity
than those of any other modern
dancer. In an hour and a half of
an evening's entertalment, he presents the humorous, the satiric, the
tragic and the tender faceta of lite.
Kreutzberg ls now acclaimed the
world's leading male dancer. The
seat sale is being conducted by the
sorority through the box office at
M. A. Kelly, Oranvllle Street, Trinity 2418.
Blind," anow is to be falling, ending
in a sudden flurry at the end.
Throughout the acene of "X
Equals O" ia laid in a tent, rich
furnishings are required, amongst
them a very fine tablecloth. This
must be bordered with a Greek key
pattern, but aa the cloth waa borrowed, no permanent design could
be put on it.
Therefore Hasel haa had to cut
the pattern out of gilt paper and
sew it on.
Autumn leaves are alao needed
in "The Blind," and so membera of
the "props" committee gathered
sacks full of them.
This same play calls for a very
well-behaved, intelligent dog who
will obey commands. Finally a tremendous pure black poodle waa obtained and it haa been groomed
intensively for its atage debut
Thuraday night.
The uaual miscellaneous assortment of furniture has been gathered together, including impressive
Queen Anne, florid old Victorian
and modern atyles. Antique shops
and stores downtown have co-operated considerably with the "props"
committee in loaning them furniture and other furnishings.
A brown leather key case with
zipper and initials "RHK" was lost
at the end of last week, likely
in the Science building. A reward
Is offered if the finder will please
return the case to the Publications
offlce  immediately.
He respect, and build up an outside
opinion very favorable to the University. In this regard we recall
the appeal ot the Chancellor to the
new graduates ln his recent Fall
Congregation address, and the present endeavors of L.S.E:.  via  radio.
Dr. C. M. Whitworth
Telephone Elliot 17*6
Hours: 9 to 5
Saturday: 9 to 1
Cor.   10th and  Sasamat St.
Chinese Youth to
Sponsor Tea at
W. K. This W««k
The Chinese Youth Organization,
a group sponsored by local Chinese
university students, has been formed to unite the younger members
of the colony here for service in
the  community.
A tea will be held in the W. K.
Oriental Gardens on November 24,
proceeds of which will be uaed to
aid refugees ln China.
This ls the initial function of the
organization, all goods being donated by sympathetic Chinese merchants. Chairman of the committee in charge ls Quon Wong.
Tickets to the tea are obtainable
at all Chinese fruit and vegetable
stores and cafes, alao at tbe door.
on being
part of the
The Vancouvar San can be fairly
•aid te havs taken the lead In
forwarding the realisation among
ths public thst the University ef
British Columbia Is s vital part ef
the community which It serves and
whose Meals It gives form and educational expression. We hsvs always consldsrad ths Unlvsrsity as
"news," have chronicled its activities continuously snd have kept
before ths paopls the Importance
of Its problems. Ne body of cltisens have greater familiarity with
tha University or more understanding of Its place in tha commonwealth than those who make up
the 73,000 families who read the
Vsncouvsr Sun.
University people who wish mora
knowledge of and closer connection
with ths community they serve will
phone Trinity 4111 and order de-
llver«d the newspaper which Is
peculiarly Vancouver's home newspaper. Tha cost is 60 cants a
month. Tuesday, November 23, 1937
By "Aggie Joe"
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Whiskers in The Dark
Joe Sees the Light
When Joe flrst came to College
he pitied Sciencemen. He felt that
they beefed without justification
about their long hours in crowded
labs. He considered their waitings
with something which approached
a lofty disdain.
But Joe decided after a while to
take an Agrciultural degree, and
ia at present striving manfully to
achieve that worthy goal and at the
aame time retain the small degree
of sanity which he is at present
proud to call his own. The situation
which has even caused bitterness
among students of Applied Science
has at long last come home to Joe
with burning force.
Impossible Situation
Six three unit courses are required in the third year of Agriculture, and Joe happena to have
Ave of those courses with laboratory work. In order to complete the
expected practical aapects of his
studies, he would have to spend an
average of eight houra per week on
each of thoae labs, apart from any
leotures, reading, studying, or essay writing which might also be,
•nd generally Is, necessary to ob-
tan oredit.
This is obviously impossible. It
is positively absurd that such a sit-
uatlon ahould exist in a university
whioh claims to train men, cltisens
of tomorrow.
Joe does not wish to censure anyone, but most especially in depart-
menta which are only secondarily
concerned with Agriculture, he
finds an almost incomprehensible
unwillingness to realise that a atudent ia taking more than one oourse.
At least that aeems the only explanation for the almost selfish
attitude aasumed by certain departments in this university.
Co-operation Lacking
The health and scholastic standing of many students in Agriculture and Applied Science is being
seriously jeopardised, if not entirely disintegrate' _y the tragic absence of co-operation between departments—in the pure sciences
especially—which results in leaving
those students in the unhappy position of having to forego their academic pursuits in order to complete
vast quantities of practical work,
the only alternative being to neglect the all-important- technical
aspects of their courses.
Joe feels that perhaps a substantial increase in laboratory facilities
both with regard to equipment and
personnel would go far in alleviating the condition.
* *    »
Alumnua Comes Home
Henry Shaw, brilliant. Aggie
graduate of several years ago, who
haa been working with a dairying
concern in Shanghai aince he left
the unlveralty, has returned to U.
B. C. on holiday thia week.
* *    *
Weed Seed
Mr. Moe asked Gil Morrison the
other day in class whether he had
written a term teat given about a
month ago. Gil replied, "O, yea,
it's at home. I'll bring it out tomorrow."
* •    •
Odetta Hicks asked Joe what was
the difference between a duck with
one wing and a duck with two
winga. He thought that they would
both make good eating, but it seems
that it's just a matter of a pinion.
"Ths Rids of Death"
In the subterranean pool beneath
Chinatown four weary men splashed about ln inky blackness, vainly
seeking an escape from the thickening solution of Cat coffee that
already was scorching thetr bodies.
Finally J. Meredith Tutt's hand
found a metal panel on the alimey
wall, and with numb fingers he
pulled lt open.
A roar of rushing water smote
his ears, and a foul odor filled the
"Thank- Ood. A sewer!" cried
Tutt. "It's our one chance, chaps!
Who's coming?"
Scrlbblewell,   Hambury  and  sapBoberts refused.    In spite of Tutt's
exhortations    they    stayed    behind
and dissolved. All of them. Utterly.
(We apologise if the plot seems
a bit strained here, but we had to
dispose of the heels somehow.)
Tutt would have remained, but
hs  had a  mission  to fulfill, and
resolutely   he   plunged   Into   ths
murky sswsr beyond.    Swift eur*
rents  swept   him   down   through
foul, blsek labyrinths filled with
the  roar of waters.    After what
aesmsd   hours   he   distinguished
mn even grsatsr rumble evsrhsad.
Gladys Swarthout
Recital Displayed
Singer's Fine Voice
In an Interesting If not spectacular recital, Oladya Swarthout
entertained a large audienoe In
the Auditorium Prlday evening.
Chief comment heard from thoae
attending was that the selection
of numbers allowed the singer no
opportunity to display her versatile ability.
Miaa Swarthout haa an exceptionally fine voice, whioh was
noted Friday to be capable of
handling the lighter numbers selected for the ooncert. Bright
spot in the evening was the encore rendition of the Flower Song
from Carmen.
It Is felt that Vanoouver should
have had the opportunity to hear
Mlas Swarthout In a selection of
numbers thnt would reveal all the
qualities of the voloe of thia
young operatlo  singer.—D.   R.   B.
. . . only survivor of tragic
"A B. C. Electric bus!" he exclaimed. "I must be approaching
the campus!" A few minutes later
the current quickened, a growing
roar reached his ears, and suddenly he was swirling down the awesome spiral sewer beneath Marine
Drive. His head struck concrete,
and everything went black. .  . .
When he recovered consciousness
it was morning on Belch Beach. A
woman's sweet voice was calling
hts name softly, gentle feminine
hands caressed his brow. Tutt
opened his eyes and recognized
Blare Crown bending over him. He
took a deep breath and closed his
eyes again. . . .
In a remote balcony high above
the floor of the Crystal Ballroom
three sinister Orientals stood waiting, half concealed by the tapestry,
watching the aea ot dancers below.
"The signal is known to you,"
Chang Suey waa saying, his malevolent yellow eyes never once ceasing ~ to search the throng beneath.
"Afterwards   you   will   collect   the
bodies and place them iu the wait-
"I have plaeed them In the Arta
letter rack," aald Chang. "No one
would think of looking there."
Suddenly he stiffened and pointed
to a figure just entering the far end
of the ball room.    Silently hia two
henchmen    nodded    and    vanished
through the doorway behind.
In another part of the room Tutt
and   the   lovely   Blare   Crown   sat,
deep    In    conversation.    Her   eyea
were misty with admiration as she
listened to his tale.
". . . and so when I learned that
this lovely singer was marled to
the piano player," Tutt was saying,
"I left without a word, and aatled
to Peshawar to join my regiment.
I thought I could never love again
—until I met you . . ."
Hla   voloe   died   away   and   he
rose to his fset, amaasmsnt written   on   his   faee   as   ha   starsd
aeroas the danoe floor.    Haybsrt
Rawman, prominent playboy, had
entered  t he    room,   esoortlng   a
lovely golden halrsd girl.
"Lenore!"   gasped   Tutt,   aa   the
woman   stepped   up   to   the   microphone before the orchestra.
At the same instant a wlngjing
flashed from the galery above. Raw-
man gasped, clutched his stomach,
and fell dead. Another wlngjing
flashed and another. Tutt dodged
in time to escape one, and clutched
at an Oriental arm that waa attempting to strangle Blare Crown.
Suddenly above the pandemonium
of the room came the clatter of
hooves, and a band of Cossacks
charged the  milling crowd.
"In the name ef the Discipline
Committee,   stop   this   fighting,"
roared   the   aavage   commander,
ths    notorious    John    Blrdovleh.
Ths crowd flsd sereamlng before
the oabrss of ths aadlatlo horsemen.
Before   Tutt   could   move,   rude
hands seized and bound him.   "Tell
It   to   the   Council   of  Nine   ln   the
morning,"  roared   Blrdovitch  drun-
kenly, as Tutt tried to remonstrate.
Snatching  up  girls  and   bottles of
champagne  the  Cossacks clattered
out into the night with their prisoners.
Continued From Page One
Such clubs as the Glee Club^
found themselves without a room
in which to hold their meetings.
The sidewalks and halls came in
tor their share of discussion. The
flrat were too narrow to hold students travelling ln different directions.
Open letters s u g gested that
Freshmen be required to walk on
the grass. This much-abused class
wrote hot letters ln defense of their
right to use the sidewalks. The
halls received much the same atten
Other subjects for complaint were
somewhat unusual. The men students objected to the presence of
women in classes (where it seems
they were a disturbing faction) and
in cluba such aa the debating society.
Both the public and the university condemned the behavior at the
Arts Danoe of 1919. The patronesses were Ignored and ln some
cases insulted, at least that waa the
opinion of some of the more etiquette-minded.
In those daya every dance, formal or Informal, had its receiving
line down which guests must
march and pay their respects to the
hostesses. This affair provided
ample material for a large number
of pro and con letters.
U.B.C. Debaters Lose Split
Decision To Eastern Team
Now what? And where are the
men of Heta Kal thla time? (They
all had eompllmentarlea, remember,
so don't ssy "The Oeorgla"), and
who do the Dlaolpllne Committee
think they are, anyhow? Don't miaa
the next Instalment of this amir
Ingly revealing picture of eollegiste
Activities of Minor Clubs
Biological Discussion
Subject of Club
You Don't Have
To Like Music
WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (WIPU) —
"Be yourself, let us get out of the
idea that we've got to like music,"
stated Mr. Olin Downes, music critic of the "New York Times," in an
address at the second music convocation of the University of Manitoba.
"We're awful fools to go after
anything that doesn't seriously interest us; we've committed a mortal sin against our integrity if we
do," he continued, as he made a
plea for honesty in the public's attitude to music.
"I advocate the pursuit of it
(music) as the indulgence of an appetite just as far as that appetite
goes. We should regard our wishes
and appetites as the most important things about us."
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drop in and pick up your Corsage.   Wa ara open till 8 p.m.
Corsages 50c.
The presentation of papera and
the stimulation of discussion are all
major aims of the Biological Discussion Club.
The club has thirty-flve members. Because either Zoo. 1 or Bot.
1 is a pre-requisite to membership,
the members are all Senior students or grads.
The club aims to give its members practice in presenting papera
on Biological subjects. Many of the
members intend to take up either
research work or medicine. Therefore the experience gained in the
club in invaluable to these students.
One paper is presented at each
meeting and then it is thrown open
to discussion. An interesting paper
has been given by Maurice Walsh.
His subject was "The Dominion
Experimental Station."
The highlight of the Club's activities this term will be an exhibit
on the Open House. Of more influence, however, will be the group's
participation in the series of radio
broadcasts. ^
Next term two graduate mem-*
bers of the club will present papers.
BUI Cameron, Zoo. grad., has chosen "Spiders" as his subject. Dr.
Clifford Caul, also a Zoo. grad.,
will present a paper on "Limnology."
Dr. C. McLean Fraser, honorary
president of the club, takes an interest in its work, as do other members of the faculty. Clarence Idyll,
a senior student in Biology, is the
active   president.
In the debate held last Friday
evening at the Hotel Vancouver, U.
B.C. debatera Jim MacDonald and
Maurice Belkin lost to Universities
of McMaster and Ottawa by a close
vote of two to one, Gerard Gobeille
of Ottawa and Norman Dobbs of
McMaster, defeating the resolution
"that democracy ls suitable only ln
periods of economic prosperity."
Belkin opened the case for the
affirmative. He declared that because of the defects of democracy,
"peoples throughout the world have
climbed on the bandwagon of dictators." The resulting dlctatorahips,
he claimed, were degenerate forms
of democracy.
As an illustration of his statement that "democratic government
has been unable to withstand the
onslaught of economic crisis," Belkin described rooms ln tenement
houses ln New York where a single
floor was divided for four families
by chalklines.
Pointing out that we must not
expect too much from a democratic
government, Gobeille claimed that
"nature realized no perfection ln
any human enterprise."
In rebuttal of Belkln's statement
that autocracy was sweeping the
world. Gobeille Introduced the
thought that since the war there
has been an increase of from 38 to
61 per cent of democratic peoples
in the world.
M. E. Nichols, C. W. Brozler and
Winston Shllvock were the judges
of the debate and Dr. C. W. Topping was the chairman.
British Schools Stress
Cultural Subjects
Ample evidence that the Britiah
Isles are keeping well abreast ot
current trends In education waa
given on Friday by Mr. H. N. McCorkindale, Superintendent of the
Vancouver School Board, speaking
ln Arts  100 at noon.
Introduced by Dean Buchanan as
"a man who can play golf and talk
education," Mr. McCorkindale, who
visited the British Isles early this
year with a party of Canadian
teachers, gave a very informative
talk on British schools.
In particular he noted that secondary education is now more specialized and that lt begins at an
earlier age than formerly, usually
eleven or twelve.
Films taken ln the class-rooms of
British schools were presented.
These Indicated the new trend toward practical subjects of a vocational nature.
However, the speaker stressed
the fact that the British have not
lost sight of the value ot cultural
subjects and mentioned that a large
part of the curriculum was devoted
to them, even ln a strictly vocational  school.
Noel Coward
Two more nights of Noel Coward playlets lived up to the promise
given by the flrst offerings last
week, when on Friday and Saturday
the remaining six plays of the "Tonight at 8.30" cycle were presented
at the Empress Theatre.
The Friday night group was probably the most pleasing, with "Ways
and Means" standing out for sophisticated (how Coward must hate that
word) dialogue and sheer effervescence. "Fumed Oak," styled an
"unpleasant comedy" was strongly
reminiscent of some of Mr. H. G.
Wells' fictional work in spots, but
gave Bramwell Fletcher, Estelle
Wlnwood and Helen Chandler an
admirable opportunity to display
their versatility, and the effectiveness of their character acting.
"Shadow Play," last on the program, was noteworthy for the use
of lighting ln Inducing the mood,
and supplementing the spoken lines.
Saturday, with "Red Peppers"
the outstanding play, was not quite
up to the standard of the other two
nights, ln our opinion. The program was not as well balanced, but
no one can deny the individual
worth of the plays. "We Were
Dancing," amusing bit about one-
night romances, drew laughter and
considerable applause, while "Red
Peppers," telling of two music hall
performers in the flve-a-day belt,
was easily the best tor characterisation. "The Astonished Heart," a
study of an obsession, again demanded apecial talents on the part
of Bramwell Fletcher, but he lived
up to the requirements in the most
satisfactory manner.
—N. R. D.
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Mart Kenney's Music
f hot* who haven't had their
TOTEM pictures taken ss yet,
mutt contact ARTONA STUDIO, and arrange for an Immediate appointment.
You had your chance to g«t
them taken on tho campus, and
you missed it ... so hop to a
phono (wo havo ono In tho Pub)
and call Seymour 5737.
Remember, TOTEM pictures
should bo taken at onco . . .
Positions Open On
1938 Totem Staff
Anyone wishing to work on the
Totem, contact Dave Crawley, Totem editor, at once. Positions open
for application are Photograph editor, preferably a sophomore; Fraternity and Sorority photograph editor; Publicity, and an editorial
staff representatives of freshmen,
sophomore  and  junior  classes.
All applicants must be of industrious inclinations and have considerable time to devote to this work.
Special Student Rates
During Xmas Holidays
Following a policy adopted in
previous years, Canadian railways
have announced that they will
again Issue special rates for university students returning home for
the Christmas holidays.
The special first-class fare will be
normal one-way first-class fare and
one-quarter for the round trip. For
coach class, the special fare will be
normal one-way coach fare and one-
quarter  for  the  round  trip.
Tickets are good going from
November 26 till January 2, and returning not later than January 31.
FurtHer details and also special
certificates which must be used may
be obtained from the Registrar's
Positively the  Last Time!
Book Exchange Pays on Friday
Por  that  Personal  Xmas  Gift  Choose
cut, ready to sew $1.00
In Vyella $2.50
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(Continued From Pago 1)
This Week in Review
United States Congress opened
last week with business aotivity
and the stock market in the worst
slump since 1928 and with the end
not yet in sight. So serious had
the situation become that the Prealdent is faced with the possibility of
having to moderate hia vigorous
program of social legislation,—for
the execution ot which he had
called this special aeaaion of Congress—and attempt to enaure the
charges that the adminlatration ia
to blame for the new depreaaion
with concrete action to stem the
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Ursstt   ijy
coma in and saa our
Partv snd Street
Frocks, also Smart
Costa. Wa will be
very pleased to show
you. Our slses are 11
to 17 and 12 to 18.
You will find they fit
Just right.
THE     G I R L S'
Cor. Granville and Pender, 1st floor up Cross   Country   at   12:15   To-day   Rain   or  Shine
Sr. "A"—Varsity 32, Nanaimo 24
Sr. "A"—Varsity 40, Pt. Alberni 14
Sr.—Varsity 2, Maccabees 1
Jr.—Varsity 1, Kerrisdale 2
1st Div.—Varsity 9, Meralomas 3
2nd Div. "A"—Varsity 15, Rowers 0
2nd Div. "B"—Varsity 0, Meralomas 17
Tuesday, November 23, 1937
Varalty'a Senior A cagsrs copped a couple ef wins over ths
week-end, defeating Nanaimo Senior B's 32-24, Prlday night, and
awamplng Port Albsrnl "Ooea-
alonala" Saturday.
And while the Collegians wsrs
away hooping It up on tho Island,
Ryereon and Adanaea substituted
for thsm vsry ably at horns,
chalking up victories ovsr Westerns and Munroa rsspsotlvely.
This doubls-hsader upset leaves
U.B.O. on top of the Inter-City
League by a two-point margin.
In Friday night's tilt in Nanaimo,
the coachleas Thunderbirds failed
to show anything like championship
form,  holding  only  an  eight-point
lead at half-time, and actually being held even in the second canto.
Rann   Matthison  and  By   Straight
tied tor acoring honors, collecting
nine  markera   apiece,  while  "Joe"
Pringle starred at his spot at guard.
It was the earns story  In the
esoond tilt on Saturday through
the flrat half; the Rah-Rah boys
failed to click either In passing,
or shooting,  holding a  slim  12-7
load at the breather.
But in that aecond stansa, a
cheering mob ot Port Albernlana
were treated to some classy hooping. Time after time the Collegians
swept down floor on pretty passing
plays to score almost at will,
"Hunk" Henderson, who came
over in the a.m. taking "Joe"
Pringle's place, climbed into the top-
scorer's spot, chalking up 12 markers, just a single more than Captain
Rann Matthison. Bud Matheson
breesed into the show slot with
eight points.
Maury Van Vliet'a Thunderbird
quintet, at present holding a precarious two-point lead in the Inter-
City hoop standings, will be out to
increase that margin tomorrow
night in the campua gym, when
they meet Stacy'a at 0 o'clock.
Stacy's are now firmly established ap cellar-dwellera In the
loop, s duo of markers behind
Adanaea, Munroa Ryeraon snd
Westerns, all tied for aecond, snd
will be ont to change that atatua
In thia mid-week tilt.
Arne Bumstead, Lefty McLellan,
"Jake" Purves, Russ Kennlngton,
Eddie Armstrong, and all the shoe
lada are figuring on another upset
win. But it seems Rann Matthlaon,
Hunk Henderson, Joe Pringle,
Hooker Wright, Pat Flynn, and all
the rah-rah boya have the aame
Idea, so well see what we'll see this
Wednesday p.m.
Jr.   Soccermen
Drop   Game
After grabbing the first counter
early in the game, Varsity's Junior
soccermen weakened to allow a
fighting Kerrisdale team to win by
a 2-1 score.
Although weakened by the loss
of Harrower and Herd, who've been
promoted to the Senior team, the
Collegians gave a good account of
themselves on Satvirday. Affleck
stood out for U.B.C. on the defense.
Inter-City League
P. W.  L. Fts.
Varsity      8    3    2 6
Adanacs   4     2    2 4
MunroB     4     2     2 4
Westerns     4     2    2 4
Ryerson      4     2     2 4
Stacy's      3     12 3
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Collegians Score Two Trios and Penalty to a
Single Kitsy Penalty; Lumsden, McPhee and
Teagle Star
Fifteen determined Varsity ruggers bowled over the
highly-touted Meraloma squad in decisive fashion Saturday, crushing the Kitsles by a 9-3 score. And with their
popular win, the Collegians became the numbr one
choice to retain the Miller bauble this semester.
About 800 equally determined fans saw the U.B.C.
line unchallenged and uncrossed as Captain Dave Carey
led his "ruggaha" through their paces in near-superb
Scoring two tries and a penalty
to a lone 'loma penalty, the Rah-
Rah boya proved conclusively that
the Miller win atreak of five gamea
la no fluke, but a result of smart,
heads-up rugby.
Ball handling on ths raln-sosked
aod   waa   away   above   par,   and
only on  occasion  did  the sorum
fall to keep In play as Tod and
Howie   MoRhse   broke   looae   for
wide, sweeping thrss runs.    •er-
nle Teagle, replacing Bird at full,
turned  In  hla  beat game ef the
Opening with somewhat ragged
play Varsity lost several opportunities to score, chiefly because of a
strong adverse wind. After some
ten minutes, however, "Joe" College took command of the play, with
Howie McPhee grabbing the ball
from a loose scrum, and acoring on
a short run. The convert was too
much, even for the optimistic A.M.
S.  Prexy.
In the next eouple of mlnutea
the Meralomaa got Its lone ohanoe
to oount with a penalty klok on
the Rah-Rah 30 yard line, whieh
they made, tying It up at 3-3. Old
man Eaat Wind deaerves full
oredit for an aaslst.
The remaining play of the flrst
hslf waa conspicuous for lost opportunities aa the teama took
turna at breaking through for
aure eeorsa, only to politely end
up with a knook-on.
It   waa   during   thia   apell   that
Beach,  star  acrum   player for the
Kitsles,  met  his  Waterloo  ln  the
form   of  a  dislocated   shoulder,   a
dosen amateur flrat aid men, and
one good anonymoua medico.
With the wind at thslr backa
In the second half, Varaity boya
really atarted to brseae through
the 'loma defense.    Harry Lumsden bseama the hero ef the hour,
going  over at  the  flag  after  16
minutes  of  sparkling   but  fluffy
rugby.    Carey   mleasd   the   convert.
From this time on Varsity forced
the pace as the weakened club
team backed down the field. Nobody knows what tbe score might
have been had the Collegians cooperated with their usual gusto.
Upward made the other score on a
difficult penalty kick to make the
final score. Varsity 9, Meralomas 3.
Though lacking finish, the Varsity policy of forcing the play in
the open made this one of the season's most thrilling matches with
Carey, Lumsden, Ted and Howie
McPhee, Leggat and Tremblay
playing the solo "effects."
Pete Crickmay Stars As
U.B.C. Ties Cricketers
Men's Grass Hockey finally got
a break trom the weather man on
Saturday and the Varsity curved
cudgel wtelders came through with
a hard-fought tie with the Cricketers on a greasy Connaught Park
Mike Crickmay sparked his team
to a one-goal lead late in the game
only to have one of his own halts
knock in the tying goal for the
Cricketers in a melee near the Varsity goal. Pete Crickmay with two
and Gavin Mowatt with one were
the Varsity point-getters in a game
that was a heart-breaker for the
yet winless  Students.
Well, well, it begins to look as
though our girl hockey teama will
continue on their separate ways—
one winning and one losing.
On Saturday, the U.B.C. grass
hockeyists managed te vanquish
a Pro-Rac outfit by a 4-3 count,
while thslr fellow-playmates, the
Varaity team, loat by a single goal
to North Vancouver, 3-2.
And from an onlooker's viewpoint, it's pretty sate to say the
U.B.C. Bquad, who led 4-1 at one
time, would have chalked up an
easy, lopsided victory, if they hadn't got bo conceited about their initial margin. Don't forget "team-
play",   girls—sometimes   it   helps.
Odds and Ends Department: The
Awards Committee has sent out
a call for all girls who have played
on any teams here and are eligible for points under the new system to list their teams and number
of years on each, together with a
list of awards won already and aend
it in to Margaret Haspell via the
Arts Letter Rack. These lists must
be in by the 6th of December. None
will be accepted after that date.
Marjorie Lean, foremoat archer
around theae here parts, never
touched a bow and arrow until a
month ago. In the recent Inter-
colleglate tournament, she led our
contingent with 281 points, while
Hilda McLean was second with 1S8.
Both the basketball and hockey
senior teama are moaning about
the loss of Dot Yelland to sports
for at least three weeks. Dot hurt
her back again in the basketball
game Wednesday night and may be
out of aports for the reat of the
U. Soccermen
Score Second
Win Saturday
New Deal Made
For Awards
At a recent meeting ot the Men'a
Awards Committee, an entirely new
system of athletic awards waa outlined and approved.
It   was   decided   that   Freshmen
will   not   receive   the   Big   Block,
wearing instead the year ln chenille
across a.regulation aweater.
Managers of major sports will not
be given the Big Block at the beginning of their terms aa In previous years. They will be awarded
the light blue aweater, but must
win their Block like any member
of the team. "This ls to prevent
any slacking," states Lyall Vine, M.
A.A.  representative.
Finally, lt was decided that
awards will be granted in ratio to
the merit ot the teams. Thus, the
team making an oustandlng showing during the year will gain more
awards than the team whose record
is not so good.
What college students think is
funny ls pitifully lacking ln humor,
Pean Irving H. Berg, of New York
University, said at the Lafayette
College baccalaureate service.
The American undergraduate's
lack of a genuine sen_e of humor
and good taste is evidenced ln the
quality of so-called humorous magazines published by students, he
A bullet-like, thirty-yard drive
by hard-working Dick Footer
that whistled paat the enemy custodian with just three minutes
remaining, proved the margin
which gave the Blue and Oold
soccermen a thrilling upset victory over the atrong Maccabee
outfit at Cambie St. on Saturday.
Fulfilling pre-game predictions,
Coach Charlie Hitchins sent out
practically the aame team as last
week. The only change wss the
replacing of Kirkpatrick with Fos
ter at right-half. When Doug Todd
waa taken out of the game with at
bad concussion, Foster was shoved
up to inside-left and more than
justified his inclusion by breaking
the 1-1 deadlock late in the game.
U.B.C. opened the scoring half-
way through the flrat half, when
Dan Quayle took a long paaa up
the centre and registered one of
hla typical hustling counters.
Twenty minutes after the start
of the second half, Maccabees equalised on a header that gave Harrower no chance, and the count atayed
that way  until  Foster  staged  his
game-winning effort.
For the Collegians, the defenae
was outstanding and more dependable than before thla year, Misu-
hara in particular ahowing to good
eectff, while Croll waa hla usual
steady self. The forwards, especially in the flrst half, showed the
Maccabee defenders up time and
again with pretty criss-cross combination plays.
By their win, the campusmen
tightened up the league race considerably    and   they    have   now
definitely   left the  cellar.   Their
chances   for   victory   next  week,
however, look leas bright with the
announcement that Doug Todd'a
concussion waa so serious that lt
will keep him out of the line-up
for a fortnight.
Once  more Rookie  Ben  "Thundering" Herd and John Held down
their    positions    creditably,    Herd
especially impressing with his abil
ity to get out of impossible situ
Cross Country Will
Be Run Today
Cross-country  runners  aro  expected to have aome heavy going
In    their    annual    dlatanee    run '
which takea place today In aplte
of  Mr.  Weatherman, after  being
poatponed from laat week.
Most of the boys have been keeping in shape and a lusty battle for
points  in  the  Intramural  competition for Governor's Cup is expected.
All  finishers  in  the  grind  will  be
awarded   points   to   count   towards
intramural supremacy — bo watch
those hoofs flip.
Grantham^ Wins
Essay Prize
News of the final distribution of
$5200 prise money in an essay contest sponsored by the New History
Society of New York, reached Can-
couver this week.
Best essay on the topic, "How
Can the People ot the World
Achieve Universal Disarmament"
was written by a woman in Geneva.
Of n\pre personal interest to U.B.C.
students, however, is the announce-
SHent that the National Prize for
Canada was won by Ronald Grantham,  graduate  of  this  university.
Grantham had a rather turbulent
time at Varsity. During his term
as Editor-in-Chief of the Ubyssey
he became engaged in a hectic
three-way controversy with Faculty
and Council, which resulted finally
in   his   suspension.
Since graduation Grantham has
been teaching in schools on Vancouver Island.
■ emplstsly renevatari In 1934,
thle plalurs«e«s 33 year old
bwlldlnf, named In siamery el Principal
Grant,,. who died Just prior lo Its arse-
Men .:. I* new considered ena of tha
Until university auditoriums In Canada.
British   Consols
Jack Ross Leads Squad to 19-17 Triumph Over
Science 38; Foul Shooting Starts Friday
The Men of Science '40 rule the roost in Intramural
Basketball for this year, after coming from behind to take
a bitter battle from a stubborn squad of Engineers of the
class '38 in the final at the gym on Friday noon before a
large, enthusiastic crowd.
Maury Van Vllet, ex-offlclo
member of the Intra-mural Committee along with Paul Trussell,
Rann Matthison of the M.A.A.,
and the Committee in aeaslon yesterday named two all-star basketball squads chosen from the teams
seen in action.
The competition waa ao keen
that trouble waa met in trying to
single out the stars, but after due
conaideratlon two line-ups were
picked. Jack Roaa, of Science '40,
and Pat Love, of Science '88, get
the call for flrat team torwarda,
flanking Taylor, of the Agglea, at
centre. Guard positions on the
first team are given to Barney
Boe, of Science '88, and Kyle
Berry, of the Agglea.
The second aquad Is almoat sa
formidable aa the flrat, with
Campbell Oilman, of Arta '41, and
Frank Clark, of Ate '89 , sa the
forwards, and Roy Elfatrom. of
Science '88, at centre. Angy Pro-
vansano, of the winning Science
'40 team, and Bud Machln, of Science '88, are the guards picked.
The annual Canadian Football banquet will be held on
Friday night at 6.30 sharp at
the Pacific Club.
All players are invited and
are advised that the charge
for dinner will be 75 cents a
plate. As a further inducement for all the boys to attend, some first-class entertainment has been arranged.
After trailing 13-0 at half time,
the '40 aggregation turned on the
heat in the last half to pull up even
at the three-quarter mark at 15-all
and then snatch a lead that withstood the final drive ot the '38 squad
ln the dying moments ot the game.
Alex. Lucas handled the whistle to
keep the warriors well in hand and
give the crowd something to hoot
about between halves by a marvellous display of shooting.
Jaok Ross led both squads In
seorlng by popping 11 snappy
pointa for the team of '40.
Stan Roberta and Angy Prov-
enaano were also outstanding for
the winners, while ths reliable
■arnay Boe and and Starry Pat
Love led the fifth year men In
their brilliant atand againat the
pollshsd clasa of '40 lineup.
Foul shooting ls the next item on
the Intramural schedule, with practising to take plaoe on Wedneaday.
Class reps, are asked to get ln
touch with Maury at once to give
him their oandldatea for the com*
petition which geta under way on
—-O. DIKR.
Varsity Seconds
Varsity Seconds scored a 15-0
rugger waahout over Rowing Club
on the inundated Memorial Park
field on Saturday, with the aae of
a powerful, cagy acrum.
Two trlea were made In the
flrat half, by Taylor snd Long.
The aecond atansa aaw Carruthers,
Wallace and Smith over the line
for the remainder of the acore.
None were converted.
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