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 Issued Twice Weekly by ihe Studenls Publications Board of Ths University of British Columbia.
No. 30
MtrafDRiiS Letd it End of Third Period; Final Scon 13-12
Varsity Hoopsters won 13-12 in one ot the most spectacular games of
the season when the Senior "A" women clashed with Meralomas, on Saturday night in the V. A. C. gym. The game was thrilling from start to finish,
both teams putting up a snappy exhibition of fast basket ball.
Varsity played a superior game and deserved to win. The students
checked well and fought hard. Meralomas put up strong opposition in the
flrat three periods but failed to keep up the pace.
No single player was outstanding
for Varaity because the entire team
played well. Rene Harris and Jean
Whyte were the high scorers but the
rest of the team turned In a sterling
In the flrst quarter the teams were
evenly matched. Both sides were
right on the spot and neither side had
possession ot the ball long enough to
do any damage. The only score of
the period was a free shot by Thelma
The seoond period was muoh the
same as the flrst. Jean Whyte opened
the soore for Varsity by a neat
basket. After a few minutes of hard
playing, Meraloma ran In two baskets
to make the score 4-8. Rene Harris,
scored on a fast pass from Thelma
Mahon to make the count 6-4 at
quarter time.
ln the third quarter Meralomas got
going in earnest. The blue and gold
team weakened and lost control or
the ball for a time.-Meralomas scored,
a basket and Rene Harris chalked up
two free shots to make the score 7-6
In Varsity's favor. Meralomas retaliated by three baskets in quick
succession and at half time they had
a 10*7 lead. ,
—In the laat period Varsity cam*
back with renewed vigor, determined
to win. Rene Harris netted a spectacular basket to make the score 9-
10. Meralomas ran in another counter
but Jean Whyte made the tally 11-12
hy a nice shot on a pass from Rettie
Tingley. Claire Menten scored the
basket of the evening after some
fast team work and the whistle blew
with Vnrsity victorious 13-12.
The team: Thelma Mahon (1),
Rene Harris (6), Jean Whyte (4),
Claire Menten (2), Rettie Tingley
Marge Lannlng, Flo Carlisle, Mary
Meralomas Badly Treated
By Canadian Rugby Outfit
Holding the Meralomas to a fi-D
score, Varsity's Second Canadian
Rugby team brought surprise on
Saturday to a squad which claims to
be of Big Pour calibre. The new
machine of the students, formed of
highly enthusiastic fans, is probably
the most promising outfit which has
worn second team colors for U. B. C.
in the Canadian code.
Play was even ln the flrst quarter
until Meralomas scored ln the last
ten seconds. They had kicked behind the touch line and Paulson was
dropped when he attempted to carry
the ball into neutral ground. The
second quarter was unexciting as
neither team could break away and
halt-time came with the score still
at 1-0 against Varsity.
When the teams returned, the superiority of the Blue and Gold line
told on the weaker opposition of the
athletic club. Consistent gains brought
the college to the scoring point but
the inexperienced backfleld failed to
take advantage of their situations.
In the last quarter the Meralomas
put forward every ounce of effort to
bring the play up to one yard from
Varsity's touch line. The students
stood fast and forced back eight yards
only to loose It and suffer a touchdown when Howard slipped over for
the last five counts,
All men played woll. The lino
especially reflected the strenuous
training to which the players have
been subjected since Christmas. The
backfleld lacked the necessary experience to take advantage of Its opportunities although Faugner nnd
Wrlnch did well,
Varsity's team: Lntta. Crawford,
Paulson, Wrlnch, Donaldson, Fougner,
MaoKlnnes, Jestly, Brown, Wtlmot,
Hall, Nichols, Allen, Campbell, Moore,
Fox, Wallace, Morrison.
Musicians To Offer
The Musical Society will be heard
in their thirteenth Annual Spring
Concert on Friday and Saturday,
March 1 and 2, at the University
Auditorium. Following the custom
set three years ago the program will
be varied.
The Orchestra and Choral Society
has been improving from year to
year under the able baton of Mr. C.
Haydn Williams and this year's performance will eclipse all previous entertainments.
The Women's chorus will appear ln
old-fashioned costume singing "Re-
nimisoent Days," a group of songs
arranged by Mr. Williams, while the
Men's chorus will transport the audience to the sunny south by singing
"Plantation Echoes."
A third costume number will consist of a Pot Pourri of Operatic selections Including the sextette from
"Lucia de Lammermoor," the Spinning Quartette trom "Martha," a duet
and selections from the "Bohemian
Girl," Habanera from "Carmen," the
Miserere from "Faust" as an instrumental duet and the Poet and Peasant Overture as a piano accordion
The program will be rounded out
with six choral numbers of a high
class nature accompanied by the orchestra and Orchestral selections.
Solos will be played by three well
known members of the society, C.
Madsen, pianist; George H. E.Green,
cornetlst; and Vernon Van Sickle,
violinist. The excellence of the work
of Mr. Green and Mr. Madsen needs
no introduction to those, who have
attended the noon hour recitals, while
Vernon Van Sickle is a violinist of
no  mean  ability. i
Tickets may bo purchased from all
members of the society and a partial
house will be open for reservation to
the students at the. University Mon- j
day,   February   18,
"Every dance better than the last
but tbe last dance best of all" was
the verdict of participants who attended the tenth annual Science Ball
at Lester Court, Friday night.
Everything was carried out In a
distinctly scientific manner. Although
the lighting might be described as
artistic, the whirling neon gas Illumination portrayed the triumph of
science. Science pennants decorated
the hall, and engineers of all descriptions with their partners permeated
the crowd of dancers who thronged
to Lester Court. Even the music rendered by Garden's orchestra was typical of science, Including such numbers us, "The Oang's All Here," "Mr.
Noah," "Lonesome In tho Moonlight,"
and "I Can't Give You Anything Hut
The usual supper table crush was
eliminated by tho organization of a
huge "bread line'' led by Dean and
Mrs. It. W. Brock, to the tune of
"Jingle Bolls" and othor university
Patrons and patronesses were'
Dean and Mrs, II. W. Brock; Dean
and Mrs. D. Buchanan; Dr. antl Mrs.
T. C. Hebb; Prof, and Mrs. VV. 10.
Duckerlng;   Miss M. F. Gray.
Alma Mater meeting Wednesday
noon to dltoutt Business Manager
In ilcmortam
The funeral was held yester*
day at Ooean View Burial Park
of the late Professor Samuel E.
Beckett, who passed away at
the General Hospital on the afternoon of Friday, February 16,
the victim of a sudden and
violent attaok of pneumonia the
first symptoms of whioh appeared on the previous Saturday. Rev. E. McQougan was In
charge of the servloe and the
honorary pallbearers Included
Chancellor R. E. MoKeohnle,
President KHInok, Principal J.
G. Brown representing the Presbytery and Mr. D. A. McGregor
representing the Queen's Alumni. The active pallbearers were
Prof. H. F. Angus, Or. G. M.
Weir, Dean Buchanan, Dr. W.
N. 8age, Mr. James Hope and
Mr.  Alan  Bowles.
The University of Britiah
Columbia has sustained a great
loss In the death of Professor
Beckett. Mr. Beckett, who received his M.A. degree from
Queen's University in 1905,
joined the staff of the Department of Economics In the
autumn of 1920 and threw himself heart and soul Into his new
career. One winter and several
summers were spent at the University of Chicago in preparation for the Ph.D. degree. The
subjects which especially attracted Mr. Beckett were Public
Finance and Sociology and his
lectures on these topics were
widely attended. Throughout his
University work Mr. Beckett
won the respect and affection of
his students and colleagues.
But no branch of work was
neglected. During the summer
of 1922. Mr. Beckett was employed to advise on the provincial taxation at Victoria, and
during the negotiations preceding amalgamation Mr. Beckett
was frequently consulted on
matters of municipal finance by
the Corporation of Point Grey.
Mr. Beckett's connection with
his Church remained close and
cordial. During hla residence
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mr.
Beckett was Assistant Pastor to
Dr. Duval of Knox Church; and
was a member of the Session
of Chalmers United Church In
Mr. Beckett's most recent
work at the University consisted in preparing plans for a
diploma  In  Social  Service.
Arts '31 will hold an Important
class meeting in Arts lot), Friday at
12.15 sharp. A vote will be taken
to decide whether the class will undertake to carry out the projects of
the commemorative gift which were
explained by Dr. Sage at the last
meeting and in the UbysBey of Friday 15. A quorum ls needed to ensure success ln the matter.
Students Approve Minor Recommendations With Slight Chinf es
Alter two hours of discission, the fate of the proposed Business Man*
ager system hud not beon decided by Friday's Alma Mater meeting. The
meeting bud passed a motion containing the last requirements of the bond
issue for the gymnasium, had adopted, with a few changes, those clauses
or the Finance Committee's report which the Students' Council had endorsed,
and had proceeded to discuss the Business Manager plan. As the discussion
seemed likely to continue indefinitely, and as it was evident that the mem*
hers ot the Alma Mater Society required more time to consider the recom-
,mendatlons In the light of the arguments, pro and con, presented by the
Police and Bonfires
Greet Rival Papers
With the first issue of the "Varsity" under the new editor, R. H. C.
Mitchell, B.A., student opinion for a
long time dormant, suddenly burst
flame. With the flrst issue, the paper
was eagerly read by hundreds of tho
students, but almost immediately cries
of "No News," "Bunk," etc. were
heard, and students of the Dental
College made a huge bonfire on tho
campus, using for fuel the copies of
the strikebreaking "Varsity." It ls
rumored that this line of action is to
be continued as long as the "Varsity"
is published under the new editor. In
retaliation, however, students of The
School of Practical Science, who are
opposed to the former editor, burned
all copies of the Toronto Evening
Telegram that they could lay their
hands on, and two great fires blazed
on the campus.
When newsboys appeared in Queen's
Pai k selling the "Telegram containing
the Adversity," police officers chased
them off. Col. A. P. Le Pan, officer in
charge of the force, when he heard of
this Incident, immediately issued orders for tbe boys to be left alone.
The Toronto Campus on the whole
seems to bo swinging behind L. J.
Ryan, the deposed editor, and if feeling becomes much stronger, will prob
ably result In several clashes between
opposing forces.
Editor's  Resignation   Precipitates
It  appears   that   the   editorials  on
petting   were   the   culmination   of   a
series  ot news  items and  editorials
that   for   some   time   previously   had
; been   causing  complaints   to   pour  In
from the students.    At first the Joint
Executive was loath to Interfere with
the   policy  of   the  "Vnrsity,"   but   ho
much  bad  feeling was  becoming  pre-
I valeiit,   that   early   lust   November   it
I was decided that action could  be de
i layed no longer.
j The Joint Executive accordingly
I asked the editor to discontinue the
harmful line of action that he had
been taking. The editor readily
agreed to this, but complaints were
still received on points which had
not boen covered by the agreement.
Thinking lt unwise to interfere
again, the Joint Executive this time
supported the editor in his actions.
The tone of tho paper, however, did
not Improve, even after this support,
and vulgarity frequently characterized the feature articles, according to
Then, early In this yoar, the "pet-
lng" editorials appeared, bringing to
a climax tbe events of the past
months. As soon as these editorials
appeared, the Board of Governors immediately requested that the Joint
Executive dismiss the editor. This
line of action appeared rather drnstlc
to the Executive, and It refused to
act In this respect, but instead, Invited the editor and six subeditors
to a conference. At this meeting tho
editor promised to Improve the moral
lone of the paper and to banish all
vulgarity from its columns. Within
a day or two, however, bo broke his
agreement of the previous November
by again publishing personal attacks.
The Board of Governors again stepped   In   and   threatened   that   If   the
various speakers, the president suggested a motion of adjournment un*
til Wednesday, February 20. This was
made and carried.
A motion was passed requesting
the Board of Governors to pay yearly to the Toronto General Trusts Cor*
poration three dollars for each full
undergraduate as long as any moneys
secured by the Trust Deed (securing
payment of moneys borrowed by the
Alma Mater Society to build a gymnasium) remain unpaid.
Q rev ilie Rowland gave a short talk
on the second Imperial Conference of
Students, whioh will be held in Can*
ada. The students of U. B. C. are
urged to do their share and to Inter*
est friends in the undertaking.
Alex Smith, Hugh Morrison, and
Arnold Henderson, constituting the
finance committee were called to the
platform by Mr. Tolmie.
The meeting first discussed the re*
commendations endorsed by the Students' Council. Sections (1), (6)(ft),
(6)0), (7)(b), and (8)(b) had been
rejected by Council but printed with
the others in the Ubyssey on Feb*
ruary 12 through his oversight, stated
Mr. Tolmie.
Maurice DesBrlsay offered the following   amendments:    That   section
(Continued on Page 4)
Student's Federation Seeks
Money tetany on Work
The N. F. C. U. S. has been de*
scribed as the students in each Canadian University co-operating for
their mutial welfare ln the best interests of their common heritage—
The N. F. C. U. S. developed from
a conference of tho various representatives of the Universities held at
McOlll University in December, 192f>.
A constitution wns drafted meeting
with the approval of the individual
student bodies. The organization
now has a membership of about
twenty thousand University students
in Canada. Since that date two annual Conferences have been held,
which heartily endorsed the work of
the organization to date. National
debating tours have been carried out
across Canada, all of which have
been acclaimed as outstanding successes. In addition a team of picked
debaters accepted an invitation to
tour England and Wales. This
covered three months and was the
flrst occasion on which a Canadian
team had ever visited the Old
Country, Following this success a
team invaded the United States and
an Australian squad contested in
Western Canada. A complete Schedule of Inter-university debating has
been dratted covering the years 1929-
The N. F. C. U. S. then promulgated an Exchange of Undergraduates
Scheme, through which the federation hopes to most effectively serve
the purpose for which It was formed.
For this purpose the Canadian Colleges were divided Into four groups.
--Western, Middle-west, Central, and
Maritime. This schome provides
that u small number of students at
least In their third year may enroll
for one yoar nt another unlveralty
preferably In the same group, Exchange   scholars   are    exempt    from
-.-    exempt    	
. -..- i.  tuition   feo   which   amply  atones  for
editor were not dismissed, the Press j the railway fare,
would    he   closed    to   tho   "Varsity."      A  commission  bns  been sot up as
This  Information was carried  to the  an  Information  bureau  and   also   to
editor who Immediately resigned, his
whole staff going out with him.
Such a spirit was not to be easily
subdued,    With  the former staff absolutely intact, he obtained a page in
one   of  Toronto's   dally   papers   and
(Continued on Page 4)
consider student difficulties.
Students visiting Canada havo been
entertained and welcomed through
the N. F. C. U. S. Men from Oxford
and South Africa were accomodated,
All studentB have beon requested to
petition for funds. THE    UBYSSEY
February 19,1929.
®he Mbpanj
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association).
This newspaper Is a member  of  the  Pacific  Inter-Collegiate  Press.    No  news
dispatches credited to it may  be  reproduced except by  newupapera which are
members ot the Pacific  Inter-Collegiate  Press.
Issued   every  Tuesday  and   Friday   by   the   Student   Publications   Board   of   the
university of British Columbia, West Point Grey.
Phonet Point Orey 1434
Mall Subscriptions rate: $3 per year.    Advertising rates on application.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Maurice  DesBrlsay
Editorial Staff
Senior Editors—May Chrlstlson and Margaret Grant
Associate Editors: Phyllis Freeman, Bruce Carrick and Maloolm Pretty
Assistant Editors: Maxine Smith, Doris Barton, Vernon  van  Sickle
Feature Editor—Hindu  Koshevoy.    Literary  Editor—Laurence  Meredith
Sport Editor: Temple Keeling Exchange Editor: Marjorie McKay
Reportorlal Staff
News Manager—Roderick A.  Pllkington
Edgar Brown, Margaret Creelman, Malrl Dingwall, Charlos Olllesple,
Ronald Grantham, Milton Harrell, Fred Homaworth, it. A. King, Eileen Berrldge,
Cecilia  Long,  Eugene  Cassidy,  W.   A.   Madeley,   M.   P.   McOrugor,   John   Morris,
Kathleen Murray, Nlch Mussallem, Olive T. Selfo, W. Hhllvock. Vernon van Sickle,
Edith Sturdy, Mills Vvlnram, Don. Davidson, Bell Medaulcy
■utlness Staff
Business Manager—Ralph Brown
Advertising  Manager—Alan  Chandler.    Circulation   Manager—John   Lecky
Business Assistants—Byron Edwards and Victoria Honelell
Idltors-f or <the-Issue
Senior: Margaret Grunt. Associate: Union Currlek.
Assistant:  Maxine Smith Proof Header:  Nick  Musiuillom
Should we abolish the present flntmclal syNtem in favour of a
BuHineHH Manager who would unify and co-ordinate the Nourecs of
revenue and regulate their expenditure, in the question whieh perturbs
the Alma Mater Society.
At the meeting on Friday MwwrN. MacDonald and Munn, members of the Students' Council, declared thenm-lvon against the proposed change. In effect they stated that the existing system is satisfactory and adequate. But is it? Both contend that former treasurers
were the victims of a faulty method which, though sufficient in the infancy of the University, is unsuitable at this time. Now the records are
being more properly kept; now there is a curator whose work is well
organized; therefore they believe the failings of the old way have been
overcome.   Is this sot
The Alma Mater Society lacks money. How often we read that
the Council found it impossible to do this or that "owing to financial
stringency!" How galling that phrase is to those affected! Until
means of augmenting our funds are discovered we must in the meantime exercise cheese-paring economy. And a Business Manager who
actually holds the purse strings of a network of groups and organizations is the man to bring it about!
Objection to paying the Manager for his services has been raised.
Remuneration, we submit, is not a new practice: the curator appointed
last term is paid; and the business staff of the Publications Board receive commissions.
Some-one argued that the ablest students would run for positions
on the Council and that, consequently, the Business Manager would
have to be chosen from among a greatly reduced member of eligible
frersons. Not necessarily; for, by the simple expedient of the retir-
ng Council selecting the Business Manager of the next year before
the council elections in March this difficulty would be obviated.
The treasureship of the A. M. S. is an elective office. It is not
unreasonable to suppose that because of great popularity a student
wholly unfitted for thia position might be chosen by the voters, Such
could not occur if the Manager system were to be adopted. The Students' Council, which is better fitted to judge the work of a man
suitable for the job than the members of the society, would select the
person whom they believe most capable. Thus merit would tend to
be the sole standard in this mode of appointment.
At present the Publications Board and the Men's Undergrad have
a large measure of command over their finances. Why this should
be we are not certain; but we are sure of this, that the Board would
welcome the Manager system even at the expense of losing some of
the control it enjoys.
Unlike most manufacturing establishments, this educational mill
is subject to the economic law of increasing rather than decreasing
costs. Our expenses mount rapidly with the growmu hordes of
youth hungering for knowledge and keen for sport. All the bookkeepers in the world cannot help us; they work with figures after
the money has heen spent. What wo need is some-one who will act
as a centralized guiding force to check the spending and to encourage
tlie making of revenue.
The Manager System is used in most American I'lii versifies. It
is not something that is untried or radical. Its coming here at some
not-distant date is inevitable. Just as we have outgrown our past
system, so we will outgrow the present one and turn to seek a new
one—-which would doubtless be the Manager plan. Therefore, with
an eye to the future, we ahould legislate to save probable trouble, and
meanwhile, gain thereby the undeniable benefits of the scheme.
Varsity's Senior "A" basketball
team slipped another notch in the
league race when they lost to the
Meralomas 25-16 on Saturday night.
Arnold Henderson was out again
with the boys, and their showing
was much Improved over former displays; but the Clubbers were just a
little too good.
The game started slowly, neither
side showing much In the line of
scientific basketball, and at half tlmo
Meralomas lead 10-6. After the interval the Varsity lads stepped right
out and got a 11-10 lead. This advantage lasted but a minute and
Meralomas started to run In baskets,
to make tho Anal score 25-16.
For Varsity, Arnold Henderson was
a big advantage to his side. Root
played an aggressive game, and
Nicholson was thu high man with
6  points.
The teams:
Meraloma — Cameron (7). Armstrong (7), Clark, Lythgue, Kay (4),
Rollln   (7)—26.
Varsity—Root (3), Nicholson (6),
Henderson (31, McDonald, Paulson
Owing to the fact that there was
not a quorum present, the meeting of
the Men's Athletic Association held
yesterday adjourned for two weeks,
after about two hours discussion,
having appointed a committee of Ave,
with Jimmy Dunn as chairman.
The members of the committee are
Arnold Henderson and Phil Willis who
favor the submitted proposal limiting
the number of Big Block letter awards,
and Ed Palson and Oliver Camozzl
Speaking tlrst I'bll. Willis moved
that tho standard of Block Ixttter u-
wards be rulsed. This motion was
carried. Arnold Henderson then
brought In a motion that letters bo
awarded ou a IiuhIh of HpurtHiiiiuiHhlp,
spirit and outstanding ability, and
that men be judged on their team play,
ability on other teams, and their ability to inukii the team In any year.
After conslderahle discussion Henderson withdrew tho motion at the end
of the meeting. Tho next meeting
wilt be held on Thursday, February 28.
What People Are Thinking
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As an cindencc of sincerity, all letter] mutt bear the signature of the writer though ten
names may be submitted for publication. The Ubyssey assumes no responsibility for sentiments
expressed in this column.   Letters should not exceed S00 words in length.
rlflce other activities and pleasures to
flu. Furthermore lt will attract butter
men to the position. There are men attending this University who can llll this
"•is.ltlon.     Men   who   have   been   out   of
Explains Need for Business Manager
Editor of UbyBsoy,
Dear Sir:
To clear  up  much  of  tho  mlsunder
standing which apparently exists, ■ ----- --■— -.  mm ».,,„>-. uuu nuance,
The Finance Committee was appoln-   a,,(1   business  In  general,   men   who  are
I position.     Men   who   1        —.   «.
r.   university for a year or two in offices,
who are familiar with books and flnanci
To understand all ls to forgive alt,
—Ex. J. L.
kumi iiiiu  iimning ui lose ny sucn a sys- «'••"•■     won   uiono   gates   reaching   that
turn   being  adopted.     However,   I   must proportion, and all  highly poHalb o.  It ii
Irst say that after what perspective we ridiculous to leave It all In the   iiexnnr ?
have gained by our survey, we are sure f.n««*d  hands of  untrained minor "xocu.
that we have failed dismally If we do nol ^v*>»-                                                    i*eiu-
have this system approved of, and If suoh PNISKNT   avariM   titiiti
Ih   the   case   a   new   Finance   Committee CINTRALlfBD  5uiBAi_rV
should be appointed immediately to look Th«. I. n          o   OUIOANC*
Into the matter again and bring In fur- an w« In J ,E2 J?',li ■' thttt ih.« ^•••Ident
thur recommendations. 3" «3 ™tf£ l,h? position now is over bur-
Thls proposal has had three forerun- JS *•'^etall\*n* a» the Institution
tiers:  (1)  In 1020 a Junior Member was nSnt «vft„m T li'H !.,urden wl11 ■»«• The
Installed   to   give   some   permanency   to K,VK? *u ln\d«,0.({_ate Ior & Uni-
the Students* Council by having one ex- h0„  ,Y, *' °fu,E "'"j?*   With not one posl-
perlenoed   executive  also   to   lessen   th« ?.'?!,'  ."'J?"   for  other  than  popular   vote
._,«..   mo    ii    nan   uouiucu    m   IIIKHtj tlio    ,|u,oll_   aS*    it    —-•"«>    «»"«ui    get
a member of the third year the Treasur- M|fn „?;„,? *nd, M16 ro"tlne work done,
er to further Insure that some  member w„?k,h?. .h„?LCi!unSn ar? dolr!* ">"<*
of Council be a trained executive. l,„\,i„f ?at, Bh°u'<l be done by minor ex*
(3) In 1928 it was decided to pay a S,"„vfr_Hw.fiirt5er proof of "^^ ot
n to take chargo of the athletic equip- „, „g/,,er„ttjLon    ln uflnan°« one has but to
man to take chargo of the athletic equip-   „,„£/,£r„ ,Lon    ln «.flnanot' or>e has but to
ment primarily. H   v    »t„ 2er.'J1,9 Purchasing In the past.   The
CURATOR   18   PAID.     WHY   NOT        bytL w^ThZ^L^ »»•■» b« ■>»*«
I... ..      i   y       selecting most executives
« ny-   ls be*.\ shown  *>y the attitude if
minor  executives    Further,   no  club  or
3,' f,a""" Jla" .V.?e<] c.hft'««d with ex
The latter has been a successful venture according to the various members
of tho Alinu Mater Society who have Intimate knowledge of tho sumo. Why not
apply this same sum to a Business'Manager and he will cover the work which
the Curator Is now paid for, namely tho
responsibility, and he can look after the
details of finance which will lessen the
work of the President; besides he will tin'
questionably save the University many
times the money paid ln his salary.
In making this survey we have stumbled on many Items which have cost tho
University many mis-spent dollars, and
that was only Incidental, tt was not the
main thing wo were looking for. To you
people who claim that tho present system Iuin not boon given a chance 1 would
like you to look back at some of the
executives wo have had on Council, nion
and women who wore brllllunt and us
experienced executives *is wo can ever
hope for, furthorforo thoy had maturity
and all that goes with It. They have
Improved tho system uh thoy passed
through these offices yet we find this
horrible, unbusinesslike state of affairs.
What In tho ntiswer? Mine Ih that tho
work on Council Is so groat that the
members have not a chance to look Into
things, to think them over slowly and
carefully and got them In the proper
perspective. Kvorythlng Is too close, and
demands Immediate attention. There Is
not the provision for trained executives,
that there should bo. There Is not the
encouragement, for minor executives to
do the routine work. Hence tho system
of finance should be tightened.
t'nder an elective system where It Is
absolutely contrary to the policy of .Students' Council to take a part In the
elections, either as n body, or as Individuals, we can never b" sure of the efficiency of our incotriiiK executives. They
convinced this Committee of the Impos-
slbilil> of this so forcibly that we w'th-
drew oiir recommendation regard I iib; the
same     They are  undoubtedly  In  the  best
pii.sltlnu      to     know      tile     i|UalllleUtlollM     fur
tic varlutis offices, ihe.\ know the relative merits of the candidates, as shown
by ilielr routine work and executive ability in the past year, they know who ere
best suited to the different uttlces, yet
the  students  are   left   to  themselves,   for
pnroiuly carry far more weight In an
ejection than holding the Minor Executive position and carrying out tho routine
and detail work efficiently. However,
such a system us we presented, by appointments, credit will bo given whore
credit Is due and everyone will know this,
so tho Minor Executives will do their
work and do It well, There will bo one
position which is to ho tilled by ono who
has shown he has the capability, tho willingness, one who has worked from tho
bottom up, and the training and experience which he has gained In this rising,
will stand him In good stead In his position ns lluslnesM Manager.    Kurthermor
ll Is a frame for all executives to receive j,      *,';   ;,""*:',":,""1  "'•";   "*'   ""vi;   i.
J?!".1.'!.? !""". -!',".»»'»«.'.?. *'". w" h-y.;   iiMim.." .riainhV mucV"", ,„o""wK'.'"
...<>.<><_   !.,...,.   I,,,,,   ,,,,   iimim' i    ,*ili   wr   uni
o  trust   lo picking executives out  of  til
blue   skies.
There hus boon some doubt on Iln
part of the students ns to tho advlsa-
hlllty of paying the Muslness Managei
I2">0-     To   some   this  amount   may   seem
,'XCoSske.       HoWl
finances, und ihe way finances aro car
rled on l his amount Is an absolute minimum. He will save the I'niverslty many
limes this amount In a year Ho has
done much routine work before lie reach-
es this office He can lie held responsible for details and can ho made to do the
work If he Is paid. There are many details ihat require time and worry and
the whole Job Is such that one must sac-
pondlture   or  credited   with   receipt**   in
.h,f.rtPa,1t'..ilegr,V;<",1«.the tack of "Centra-
llzed Ouidlng Force" In matters of An-
nnce,   It   is  our  opinion  that  at  present
Zlnhtavr n?e\m" 'V".800 wh0 has arrangement of all financial matters, agreements
l^lTi*1 nr,d, at the """• «»K the deJ
tailed  knowledge of the books.
under the present system a thing of
vital Importance Is, that at nresent. when
the  new executive  of  Students'   Counc
i?™? ,ln' ','! tho Fal1- u ls very green
and before Its members havo found their
root and become accustomed to their
duties   thoy upend tho bulk of the mon-
H}n,i.„T.huy tt"l,"rllon, 'he amounts to
Budgets, buy now equipment, etc.
,„ JhA, Pllb"('a"'>'>« get their grunt and
fhey dispose of It at their discretion, making up the deficit with advertising. The
Men 8 Undergraduate Society gets their
loan and they huvc their own bank ac-
™un}. a»d carry on tholr own financing.
Noedk'ss to miy this is not to Ealn greaf-
*,«.hB5U;l,Viy n,0,l'ly .th!*1 ,here ** too
much dotal! connected therewith to permit Councl to handle it. These two
Items   run   Into  an   appreciable   amount
ri-n^rmo,lT' l.he Alma Ma,er Society Is
legally  liable  for any  debts  which  they
«™';, After the Rusting the other
organisations pa.is matters pertaining to
flnanco with the underlying attitude unless It Is out of tho iiuestlon to give It
a chance. Most of those aro presented
that day hence It Is a snap Judgment A
few hours later they aro taken Into Council by the 'resident of that organization.
He probably Is tho only person present
who has ever heard about the matter
and he probably has heard one side oolv'
hence is biased or at least has great
confidence In the passing „f the Item
And the others must raise objections or
lender Judgment without a chance to
really   think   li   out.
The   proposed   system   has   the   llnai
Vote    cast     by    the    people    Whom    Vol,    elect
identically the same as at present, also
It has ih.. same preliminary discussion
fil"' ,v"(e In Hie organization executive
meeting. The Publications and tho Men's
t ndergraduate Society still have their
discussions   and   vote.     Only   our   system
 .--   ». -    .. , i   ...   iii.-iii.-«-i,-'.-i,   iui oiscus.sions   and   vote.      Only   our   system
apparently good reasons, to determine as provides that they be managers of first
best they can who Is the most worthy teams and representatives of the club to
candidate. Why should we take this Loaguo meetings, hence thoy havo a full
risk In financial matters as well? The knowledge of till details of the club. Then
elections In tho past have taken the trend the Flnanco Committee goes Into the
of popularity contests with business ab- matter In detail. Its members aro ap-
lllty as it side Issue. Why not Insure a pointed by Council from all of the organ-
rigid system of financing by having an liatlons. Hocause of capability, they ure
AdvlHory Committee on finance composed best Butted to discuss finance and tholr
of appointed people as we have outlined, views will bo representative. Thov will
furthermore, conditions show that there be conscientious In so far as they are
Is much need for a person available to going to havo the following Year's Treas-
Coiincli who ha*, some knowledge of busl- urer and Business Manager taken from
ness matters, someono to attend to de- that group, and merit will count. The
tulls of financing. There Is much detail Business Manager and Tronsurer present
work connected with finances, this has tho opinions of tho Finance Committee
not heen done In the past because there to Council.
has not boon tho credit given for routine SCOPE  FOR  DEVELOPMENT
work.     Home   energetic   friends,   a   few This Is not loiidlna- down our svqtom
words .from some campaign speaker ap- 0, f^J\n^^liCTn^jHs a cm™
of getting detailed knowledge on tho
question, a euao of the spade work done
by people who are concentrated upon fln-
nnce, a. case of two heads bettor than
one. It makes a more rigid system of
flnanco nnd lesions the chance of ntls-
(iikes. Further It trains executives In
finance. Thus thwio Is much to be gained
If tho system should fall, and no ono
has pointed out how It can fall, wo
must consider what there Is to lose-
as the responsibility of Curator will b,.
covered by the lluslneMs Manager, we
can  lose absolutely  nothing.
In   conclusion   here   we   have   a   hvh-
 "•- "    "•     «>..ii.im     in.,. ,,.       , .in-     n men
we can build up on and enlarge ns the
Institution grown. And If It fulls: there
Is nothing to be lost. If It Is a step In
the wjimg direction, It can easily i„.
re-traced, its It Involves no change In
 -    —<ni       However, owing to the insight Into our
However,  to those versed wilh   finances  und   perspective  which   We   huvo
• ' gained In making this extensive Investigation we present ibis solution tn (|n-
imce wilh absolute confidence as one
which Is workable; one which w:i are
In a position to handle; and one which
Is  Inevitable.
TITM   K.ST,"   do   with   It   what   you
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Manager System Unnecessary,
Is Claim
Editor of Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
May we take this opportunity to
present, as concisely as possible, our
criticisms of the proposed Manager
Plan of the Finance Committee. This
plan Is modeled after that of other
universities with far larger student
bodies than; ours, with much more
business detail to be dealt with, and
with sufficiently large funds to pay
a man of the necessary ability to
handle such a position.
The great difference between the
proposed Manager Plan and that ln
other universities ls, that one plan
employs an experienced graduate on
whose advice the Council can rely
r/ith good faith, the other substitutes an undergraduate with probably no more experience than that
already possessed by the members
ot Council themselves. All executive
heads are undergraduates giving their
spare time freely. The Business
Manager Is to be paid for his spare
Under the proposed plan the Business Manager Is head of a system ln
which the treasurer keeps the books,
and   the   curator   handles    the   sup-
(Continued on Page 3) Random
Ford Madox Ford, Conrad'm
collaborator has juat published n
novel whioh is the result of n pro-
jeot which the author originally
planned with Joseph Conrad, hut
which was interrupted hy the war.
The book A Little Less Than Goth
te a historical novel that has for
its background the Napoleonic
epoch and as central figure Marshall Ney. Thero are passages of
excellent description, interspersed
With long discussions of motive.
Tho characters aro alive and well
drawn. But it is perhaps too
much a la Conrad for the lovers
of that man's work to really enjoy.
Ibanez may be dead but English readers are still discovering
new novels of his. Tho latest is
a translation 'by Mrs. W. A. Gillespie entitled The Intruder. It In
a story of life in a small Biscaynn
mining village pictured wilh brilliant though bitter realism. Tho
story is dramatic, full of colour,
antl the oppression and poverty
of tho miners are drawn in great
detail. England needs a man
who can paint with the vividness
of Ibanez, to portray tho eondi-
tions in Lancashire and South
Conrad to A Friend >. 150 sei-
eoted letters to ttichard Curie is
a very good accompaniment to
Mr. Curie's Last Twelve Years of
Joseph Conrad. This volume of
letters which is published by
Samson Low increases the fast
growing pile of biographical data
on Conrad. Since his death no
really sound critical study lias
been made written of this adopted
genius. Hut from Ilie hiograph-
ic.nl information that is now avail
able a sound critical estimation of
the man and his work could lie
* ♦      v      ♦
A hitter indictment against so
called modern American civilization has appeared in Upton
Sinclair's latest book Huston. In
a sense it might be called a historical novel, but the element of fiction is a very light coating.
Ronton is a story of the Sacco aud
Vanzetti case written with all
Sinclair's fearlessness of comment.
-   *   *   *
Hodder and Stoughton have
just published the complete plays
of J. M. Barrio in one volume of
about eight hundred pages. It
will be an admirable book to pack
into one's trunk for the holidays,
when we can brouse through its
pages to our heart's content.
* *   *   *
One of   the    funniest    honks    l j
have  read  lately, and  whieh  will j
convulse all, is .Mr, .1. ('. Squire's |
new anthology of parodies,  Apes]
mul Vtirvnlu  (.lenkinsA    Mosi  of,
the parodies are old but there nroi
several   hy  contemporary writers.
It  is   n    splendid    anthology    of
laughter    ami    wit     antl     would
brighten   many   rainy  days, ;
* •   *   *
I   sec    Doiihh'ilay,    Doran    ami i
(Continued on Page  li
HAT is being done in the field of modern poetry?
'A Survey of Modernist Poetry' by Laura Hiding
and Hubert Craves (l)oubleday, Doran & Co.,
IIL'H) \h an interesting hook on this most recent
movement in poetry. Most of the treatise is irritating, puzzling, exasperating, antagonizing and
bnftling to the reader who lias no acquaintance
with the work of the modernists. Many rash and exaggerated
statements are made, such as the following about II. 1).: "The only
excuse to be made for those who onee found II. 1). ' incomprehensible' 's that her work was so thin, so poor, that its emptiness
seemed 'perfection,' its insipidity to be concealing a 'secret',' its
superficiality so 'glacial' that it created a false 'classical' atmosphere. She was never able, in her temporary immortality, to reach
a real climax in any of her poems. All that they told was a story
of feeble personal indecision; and her immortality came to an end
so soon that her blurt' was never called." The substance of this
vindictive criticism could be more appropriately applied to much
of the work done hy the modernist school.
The prejudiced spirit of the book leaves one with many radical
impressions. Apparently E. E. Cummings and Shakespeare nre
foremost among the very few real poets in English literature, and
most of the others belong in the ranks of the modernists. Apparently the modernist school is a godsend to literature—little that is
worth while has been written since Tennyson died—the Imagists
and Georgians are forgotten antl
hnve accomplished practically
nothing. Apparently Wordsworth
and the other nineteenth century
poets were not true poets at all.
How they have deceived us!
"Browning is an excellent example of the poet who appreciated the popular weakness
for profundity. He fed this vanity, successfully, without bringing it low; seeming to be profound without really being profound, keeping the necessary illusion by various technical devices such as unnecessarily protracted' sentences and an over-
clipped grammar." Here we have
Ihe champions of the modernists
criticising Browning for using an
over.clipped grammar!
Tennyson is fairly criticized
for the continuity of form and
the lack of logical conneetion between the various sections of 'Tti
.Mi'inoi'iain', but it is foolishly
remarked that "this is n,i| a ease
of iiiakino' the lazy reader ihink
and   work   aluim/   with   Ihe   poet.
Flaming Dance
ll     of    llll
bel Ween
'  lazy   poet   taking  at
Ids   reader's   faith   and
ie  Victorian  poet  and  hi
Out of tlie darkness
Redolent of pine and cedar
And misty with the bitter smoke of camp-fires-
Out of the darkness
Into the liny circle of lamp-light,
Come the Mollis, mildly daneintj.
Ami they r.ntlt, icings beating--
Exult in the flame-points
That, hurniiuj intensely
Arc hearts of mystery.
The Mollis dance and whirl
Tuning themselves to the rhythm of the flames
That flicker in the 'lamps.
}\'ilih r is Ihe tempo- -
Whirling, darling, dancing,—
Till Ihe Moth a choose to know the mystery;
Anil Oi'   bitter smoke of Ihe camp-fires
Drifts icriiilh-likc,-     a shroud of their /Hissing,
indiisl r,v
"    A'_';
was  at
ii1   ooini
ust   an  nuive
inent.   between   them  of a  common,  though  not   an  original,  sentiment.   The meaning of a poem was understood between them before-
itle, and the persuasion of the word-musie was
hand from the very
intended to keep the poem vibrating in the memory long after it
had been read." The first, two statements arc too obviously ridiculous to require comment. With regard to the last I venture to remark that rich indeed is the mind that vibrates with beautiful descriptive lines or stately philosophical passages from the work of
the great Victorians.
"The splendour falls on castle walls
Antl snowy summits old in story; . . . ."
"'Break, break, break,
On thy cold, gray stones, 0 Sea! . . . ."
"Coldly, sadly, descends
The autumn-evening .  . . ."
''Till the war-drum throbb'd no longer
and the battle-Hags were furl'd
Tn the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world , . , ."
These things become a part of one's mind and soul ami very nature.
We must be careful, however, not  to  take thein  too seriously, for
we  are  told  that  "actually  there  is   very   little   pneiie   thought   in
Victorian  poe\ry  because of ihe compromise  il   makes between   ideas
ami their pleasurable expression."   One might say with more jusii
licalion ihat actually there is xcry little poetic thought  in modern    Hint   "limitations  in  Ihe .sense of  humour of the critic reader  nave
ist   poetry  because of  Ihe compromise   il   makes  between   ideas   aiidiihiis ll Il'eel of making the modernist poem more ami more difll-
■hcire. ntric expression. l.-ull."    Ksulenlly   ihe  modernist   has a   very  superior   and   subtle
The above quotations will suffice to show  the intolerant  nature | sense ,,f humour.    Another characteristic that  makes  it  difficult   to
of Ihe  hook,     In  the beo'Mining of the  last   chapter  ihe authors do j understand  his  | try  is  the  use of classical  and  other  references
a siirprisino thing. They state thai "the apparent cont radirtions i »Inch only hiyhly educated people can appreciate, In T. S. Mint's
thai will occur in this chapter and seem to gainsay the cmphal ie I'The Waste Land' there are a \'o\v lines each of German, French
sympathy of former chapters will lie found to be caused by this und Italian, some Sanskrit words, ami a mixed Latin ami Greek
superceding of contemporary sympathy hy historical sympathy. " | quotation precedes the opening of the piece. The modernists seem
In other words, they atlmit they have been deliberately writing, t,, be intellectual and sophisticated, If for anvthing, says our
propaganda and thai there statements arc prompted by 'emphatic handbook, they write for the universities Kven 'in these institutes
sympathy arc prejudiced and not |o be taken seriously, due feels of higher learning only small groups arc interested in their work,
that one's leg has been pulled ami that one has been imposed upon, i ' (Continuod on Page 4)
However, the hook does give an interesting survey of its subject,
and supplies much food for thought ....
"In the first place," say the authors in their opening chapter,
"he (the plain reader) must admit that what is called our common
intelligence is the mind in its least active state: that poetry ob*
viously demands a more vigorous imaginative effort than the plain
reader has been willing to apply to it; and that, if anthologies compiled to refresh tired minds have indulged his lazy reading habits,
the poet can be excused for using exceptional means to make him
do justice to his poems, even for inventing a new kind of poem in
this end." This seems reasonable enough. An example of a new
kind of poem is given. It is E. E. Cummings' 'Sunset' — one of
his "earlier and simpler" ones. There are no capitals at the beginning of tho irregularly spaced lines, there is no obvious grammar, no punctuation. One can make little sense of the poem. In
the course of a lengthy discussion all is explained! and rather a
beautiful 'formal' version built up. Mr. Cummings' typography
must be closely studied in order to be understood. 'Sunset' does
not illustrate all its peculiarities. His general idea—to use more
suggestion and fewer over-worked phrases—is good, but he is too
The advantages of the skeleton form are that the use of stale
phraseology is avoided and that the reader is forced to use his own
imagination and poetic instincts in order to reconstruct the poem
for himself.   The disadvantages are that it offers opportunities for
charlatanry (imagine the poor
reader puzzling over a jumble of
words that were never intended
to he related or to suggest
sense!), and that only a few of
the highly intelligent would be
able to make much out of such
fragments. If they became common the reading of poetry would
become a difficult intellectual
exercise. Persons who feel the
need of this should study logic
and higher mathematics with
liberal doses of cross word puzzles and acrostics for relaxation.
The object of serious poetry is
not to puzzle but to give' the
reader something of what goes
on in the poet's mind. To do
this the poet does his best to
make language an intelligible
instrument for the expressions of
his thoughts and feelings and in
so doing need not pay strict attention to grammar and logic.
Hence his work is not. prose, but
more fanciful, more suggestive,
less explicit and prosaic --- it is
poetry. U' the |)IH.| js singing
(tfel'iyj^* about something, he writes musically, iisini;' verse forms and rhymes. .If he is not lyrical, he may
use blank verse, where his style is freer and more elevated than in
prose, or sonic other form that may not he regular or musical, but
simply the thought expressing itself as best it can. If it is truly
a, poetic thought, it will not degenerate into prose in expressing itself, Poets must he allowed latitude in the mutter of form, but
surely they can make themselves clearer than Mr. Cummings makes
himself in his .skeleton poems.
What sort, of person is a modernist poet and what sort, of
poetry has he written,' We are told that the modernists maintain
a disinterested attitude toward motherhood, childhood, nature, na-
lional pride, the soul, fame, freedom, and perfection, believing that
it is the turn of obscenity, lodging-house life, pedantry, vulgarity,
frivoloiisness,   failure,   drunkenness   and   so  on   to   be  eulogized   in
ulogizetl   in
poetry. There is lhus a limitation of subjects, great themes being
neglected and irivial, vulgar ones receiving attention. This brands
the modernists as eccentrics and not true poets, for no true poet
deliberately limits himself in such a manner. His soul it too big
for that.
We read: "The poet's self-mockery is that feature of modernist poetry most likely to puzzle the reader or critic who has not
properly appraised the poet's intellectual slant." It seems that
one must make a study of the individual poet in order to under-
stand his work, and yet we are told that the modernist wishes his
I ins  !o  I nlirely  dissociated   from  himself.     We  are   informed LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TO THE UBYSSEY
February 19,1929.
The Literary Supplement
Literary Editor:—Laurence Meredith
Issued whenever the Muse visits the University of
British Columbia.
The agonies of travail are over, and a new batch of "brainchildren" is hatched out, For the third time in a year this has
happened and for the third time, only after almost super-human
efforts on the part of the editor to procure contributions. It is a
disgraceful situation, but the fact remains, that out of over fifteen
hundred so-called students of the I'nivcrsity only a mere half dozen
show the slightest interest in the Supplement. What is the reason
for this almost universal apathy in the I'nivcrsity ,' The students
in the faculties of Science and of Agriculture, as a rule, are not
interested in literature as an art;,that is perhaps only natural, hut
for the Arts students there is no excuse. Everyone of you has taken
English 2b so you are all familiar with the fundamentals of composition. That is one of the two prerequisites necessary for literary
composition. The other is imagination. This latter, on occasion,
may even be partially dispensed with. But it is evident that you
possess tho required amount of imagination through the fact that
you have all passed the freshmen Christmas exams. Thus possessing
the two most important requirements of the writer, why have only
six of you contributed to this supplement? The only conclusion
that can be drawn is that the great majority of the student body
(and more particularly those in Arts) are either mentally sterile or
sluggards, both of which conditions are a disgrace to any seat of
A Case In Point
SAMUEL BENTLEY was prematurely serious at twenty. It was
his nature to think deeply of the merest trifles and to worry over
them. Yet he possessed a fair sense of humour, quite a sarcastic
tongue and even a modicum of self-assurance, which occasionally found
relief in outbursts of cheap journalism. It pleased him to think that he
could write, yet he was careful not to brag about it. Instead, he adopted af! air of dignity which deceived even his closest friends, and to
satisfy his vanity, he openly despised women. But it was easy for him
to analyse himself, and when his conscience tormented him beyond
reason, he wailed frantically on a cheap violin in an effort to forget.
lie usually succeeded	
Now, as he read the Editor's letter, another world lay shattered
to a thousand pieces around him.
" I am not in the habit of giving personal opinions on
any material contributed to this magazine.    However it is
obvious you do not possess the leasl knowledge of how to write a story
and would not advise you to waste both your time and that
of some busy editor "
He was bitterly disappointed. He handed over the letter to Pat
Wade almost in tears.
"Good Lord! It's awful! I'm absolutely ruined. What on earth
will happen to me now?" he groaned.
Pat Wade was one of the few who understood Bent ley, and being
all that a friend should be, he corrected his bad traits and grew fond
of him for the good. He knew exactly the depth of llentley's mental
chaos on these occasions.    And he smiled.
"Don't take it so seriously Old Chap1 .Man alive! You've your
whole  life  to  write.  ('hecr  up !"
They walked along I he Main S| reel  and turned into a lea room.
"Come and have a pot of tea. Forgot about it for an hour."
cautioned  Wade.      'You'll  wear yourself out!"
Bentley lit a cigarette.
"Yes, I suppose you're right. Hy Jove! Another of my Fairy
Castles! Well, what's the use anyway.'" he reflected aloud, struggling
to pass the matter off lightly. He was roused from his brooding by
an exclamation from Wade, who had been glancing around the room.
"Just one second, Old Chap!"
Bentley saw  him approach a table and speak  to a  girl  who sat
alone.    He attempted to catch a glimpse of her face but she had her
back turned to him.
"What did it matter anyway?" he sneered at his reflection in
the tea-pot, "Some dam' fool of a girl," he thought.
Suddenly he heard Wade say, "Sam, Old Chap, have you met
Miss Cynthia Hugh ?"
lie arose as she sat down. His first impression was of two beautiful black eyes scrutinizing his face. He fell suddenly uncomfortable
beneath her gaze 	
I've heard a lot about you from Pat," she said, smiling. Her
mouth and chin showed character.
Bentley smiled politely in return, Then deliberately turning to
Wade he said: "Have you decided about tonight.'" His lone yvas
"Yes, Cynthia is coming lo dinner with us, too," answered Wade,
avoiding his eyes.
"That's splendid!" remarked   Bentley, "I'm so glad	
* * #
Several linns diirini" tea Bentley caught Wade staring ai him
curiously.     Finally  his friend  looked  at  the clock  and   rose,
"Hun along and  keep your appointment," smiled  Cyiilhia.
"If you'll excuse. Well, cheerio till tonight! See y oil hoi ll. I
hope, "    And  Wade yvas gone.
Ilelitley felt embarrassed. Above all things he detested carrying
on a solitary conversation yvilh a girl especially this girl .... Despite
himself, he met  her eyes,
"Arc you the '('.Hugh' that writes for the "Spectator," by any
chance.'" she asked,  for the sake of words.
(Continued on Pago  1)
M. P.*.
"Apologie for Jazz*'
The most misunderstood child in
musical history is that type of present tluy music known under the name
of "JAZZ." This cognomen, by the
way, Is most Inapt but for want of
ii butter It wns accepted and, once
accepted,    cannot    bo    changed.     "A
prophet   hath    no    honour etc."
describes the position of juzz lu the
worltl to-day. Of comparatively recent
origin, It cannot be expected that
musical critics and authorities can
change mo easily lu such a short
Hpace of time as to recognize the
Hiatus of Jazz uniting the arts.
From the point of view of the
average listener, it has been sultl that
anyone, even entirely devoid of
musical training untl knowledge, tan
produce an equally ciilcrtulnliig potpourri of rhythm mid none too exact
melody aud luuinoiiy. Obviously thu
only answer to this argument Is "Try
The whole case hinges around the
fact thut few people understand jazz
and therefore appreciation Is Impossible, To Its devottees, Jazz (What
a mime!) presents a means of expressing their personality, an avenue
of escape from the hurd-nnd-fust convention of classical music. True Jazz
cannot be put ou paper; it Is seldom
played the same way twice and thus
reflects the mood of the performer
inasmuch as he can change tempo,
shading, expression and also the actual notation. Even in practical orchestration the music ls never played
exactly us tt ls written, as the object
of Jazz would be thereby defeated;
If the exact noteB are played by all
the members of an orchestra the general effect Is one of bedraggled cacophony.
As for the history ot Jazz, It ls
essentially North American. Paul
Whiteman, the "Crowned King of
Jazz," in his book by that name,
traces its origin back to a single collection of negro musicians ln New
Orleans. Mr. Whiteman himself
started out in his chosen profession
as violinist with a group of symphon-
lsts but saw tbe possibilities In this
now Idea and developed It to his own
and the common advantage. It is an
undeniable fact that Jazz 1b yet in its
Infancy and that many more years
of existence will have to pass hefore
It emerges aa u finished art. But lu
the Interim why should it not be
The development of popular music
on the piano differs slightly from the
history of the orchestral type. Scott
Joplln, famous exponent of ragtime,
was the innovator In this case. His
bass figures ure used to-day by re
cording pianists and platform artists
—sufficient testimony to the fact that
he occupies on a smaller scale the
position of Roger Bacon—that of o
great man born before his time.
It Is the appealing rhythm and unconventional nature of the compositions that converts the disciple of
jazz Rut yet Its attractiveness cannot be pinned down to any one characteristic -jazz Is the possessor of
"that indefinable something" ■-- the
musical '-univalent of "IT!" It Is
useless to attempt nn analysis of
jazz, t'o'' it (Idles classillciitton. In
the same inaniiei. a clever player
cannot transmit his abilities to a
pupil, no matter how willlnv;; Ilie
would be artist must have the talent
and latent power to express himself
through the medium of jazz. Musicians ure still born, not made. This
is the chief reason for the claim of
jazz  to  he classed  among the arts.
Do not misunderstand and conclude
that the writer of this article suggests Jazz as the only and highest
type of music that the world has
ever seen—or rather heard. No modern can ever come up to the great
masters of the past; Beethoven,
Chopin, Mendelsson, Mozart, Tschal-
kowsky, Schubert—their names are
legends. He can only worship at
their shrine. Even today the leading musicians of the world ore Classicists ---iKiiace Jan Paderewskl and
the Immortal Fritz Krelsler, the first
of these. But Jazz merits at least the
respect accorded modern art and
modern writing and it bids fair to
establish its traditions on a more
lasting basis than ativ other artistic
movement In the modern world.
Canada    and    The    United    States:
Home aspects of the history of
Ciimnlliin■American llel.itionn, hv
Hugh I, Keenleyslde. ph |), -.villi
un liili'oductloii by W'l'llion I,von
Mm ■Ken/.le -King. Prime Minister
of faiiadu. .  I.nimiiiatis, (In-en.
Rasputin, by Ivan Nazhlveii.
Louis XIV., by I,oiiIh Hertnitul
Jeiui  The   Son  of   Man,   by   Kalilel
The   Decline   of   the   Wett,   vol.   II.,
by Oswald  Spongier.
Angels   And   Earthly   Treasures,   bv
Elinor Wylle.
The Poisoned Cup
ATLANTIC    City and  ,Joe!    Atlantic     City   and   Joe!"    She
bustled about the living room setting things in order and
humming to herself. "Atlantic City and Joe!"    "Atlantic
City and Joe!"
The words whirled round and round in her head. A chair
straightened here, some papers stacked there. "Joe — Atlantic City
— Joe!" A quarter to six. He would soon be home, roaring for
his dinner. She smiled approvingly at herself in a gilt-framed mirror. How well she looked to-night! She would be very sweet to him
this evening, because it was for the last time. Everything would
work out perfectly. There was no possibility of a slip. Poor Harry!
To-morrow his friends would read of his suicide—something like
COLLAPSES. Harry J. Warner, for years one. of the city's leading business men, committed suicide at his home here last night. Mr.
Warner had been suffering from ill health for some time. Just after
dinner last evening, while Mrs. Warner was telephoning, the, maid
found him dead at the table with a bottle of poison hy his coffee cup,
Mrs. Warner was summoned at once. The shock proved too much
for her. She admitted later that her husband had been worrying
about his health, hut she had no idea he contemplated so drastic a
step. She will leave for Atlantic City directly after the funeral,
whieh will he held .... The late Mr. Warner ....
Yes, nothing could possibly go wrong. Mrs. Harkness, next
door, would tell her friends that Mrs. Warner had confided to her
how worried she was about Harry's health and how strangely he had
been acting. Mary, the maid, would have a similar tale for her
friends and would go into intimate details. She would unfold a
graphic account of that last dinner'— how over-emphatically he had
insisted he was all right in reply to her anxious questions, how she
had left him to finish his coffee while she went to 'phone Monday's
order to the grocery, how she, Mary, had made the horrible discovery,
and so on ... . and she had made the poison herself out of ingredients
purchased in different cities over a long period .... certainly, nothing could go wrong.
"Hello, Sally!"
In he lumbered, the fat old fool, tracking snow through the hall.
She pretended not to notice it.
"Hello, dear," she replied glibly. "My, but you look cold.
Give me your hat."
He kissed her heartily and began to struggle out of his great
coat—always a ponderous operation.
"Cold, cold, very cold," he mumbled.   "Dinner ready?"
The question was asked in a challenging tone. She meekly replied: "Yes dear, just waiting for you."
They sat down to dinner—to the last dinner. Mary brought in
the soup, lie began to swill it down in. his customary way. The last
dinner—she smiled and) dispensed with the usual lecture on table
manners. He evidently sensed her pacific mood and was grateful
for it.
Did she know that fur coat she wanted the other day? Did she
remember it.'   The thousand dollar one.'
She remembered it.
Did she still want it?
It was certainly a handsome coat.
Well, he'd have it sent up on Monday so she could see what she
looked  like in it.
(Exclamations of pleasure.)
lie guessed it would suit her all right—she'd look swell in anything-—sure would.
(Enter the roast.    He commenced to hack at it.)
In the pocket of his overcoat she'd  find a box of her favourite
Iloyv thought ful of him.
Also  something  else     from   Tail,   the  jeweller's.
What could  it  be,'    She must  liud out.    She must wait  until after dinner.'     Very  well  then, she'd wait.
(Enter the dessert. Time to impure about his health while Mary-
was present.)
Was he feeling any better .'
Any better.' Never felt better in his life. Looked unusually
tired.' Well, it had heen a busy day, but he felt o. k,—she musn't
worry about him. Guessed he needed a vacation but could wait until spring.
(She poured the coffee. Seized with a fit of choking as he gulped
the last of his dessert, he buried his face in his napkin. Swiftly she
poured liquid from a small vial into his cup. He recovered himself,
took the cup, and raised it to his lips.)
Maybe in April-—(he lowered his cup without drinking)—maybe they'd go abroad. Italy and all that—she'd alwavs wanted to.
Would she like that .'
It would be wonderful. (Why was he so kind and good-natured
on, this of all evenings' Why couldn't he he his normal, boorish
grumbling self.' Still, be always hml been kind and generous, on the
whole .... Again he raised the cup, while she watched, fascinated,
find again he lowered it without drinking. 1
She could pick up some clothes in Paris seemed to him she'd
been asking for new clothes lately        yvoiihl she like that ,'
ll would be splendid,
had married than he had
yvas horrible    lo gel rid of him
•loe  ...   A
( I o night he was more like the Harry she
iceii  for years,    It  yvas really loo had    if
bin there was .lot* and Atlantic Cilv
She would go and telephone while he drank his coffee.
No, no, she must sit  right  here or he wouldn't drink   it.      (He
raised his cup and then lowered il so suddenly thai she started --did
| he siispecl ,'i     Sall,v    say, Sally,    know  what  to-night   is/    Year ago
llonitfht little Herbert died    our only one-   have you forgotten?
I Shnyly   he  lifted   his cup  yyith  a   far-away  look   in  his  big Ashy
: eyes.    With a scream she leaped at him nnd dashed it from his lips.
i  Anon. Fkbriai'V 19, 1929.
Who cries that we have grieved him over much?
The twin-born ecstasies of foam and fire
Smoke to the heavens in unalloyed desire
And scorn theibearing of a baser touch!
We have escaped the old encroaching clutch
And pinnacled our temple all alone;
Jewel-pointed darkness with its beacons sown
Has covered it,— receive them then as such!
Yet when the glimmering dawn hud lit the ca,<t
Our heart was \stirred by ecstasies afar;
They who have sought and slain the evil beast
May bear it high on that triumphal car,—
Hut we who knew the most and dared the least,
We ma if not look upon a lower star.
It. I).
The stars wen silent, and the shore was quiet,
Placid the sea—Us even furrows painted
With phosphorescent gleamings where our ship
Surged swifthj onward.   Only by the smoke
That rolled and feathered backward to the night
And lost itself in darkness, only thus,
And by the throbbing in the vessel's idepths
Knew we reality. xThe Islands passed
In vague parade beneath a silvnt ,moon.
We left them far behind- us and knew not
For others rose fromwut the night and sea
To take their places.   Hut at last our ship
Left even the night behind us with its stars,
And dawn crept upward from listening hills.
B. M.
(A Child's Song)
Adown the winding river,
Aside the pebbled shore,
Floating with whitest lilies
Who passes evermore?
She is the mermaid of my dreams,
Sighing with the breeze,
Whispering  to the sea-shells
Among  the  watery  weeds.
Far off at night I see'her
Swaying on soft sea sand,
Twining her hair to the  moonlight
Lifting her lovely hands.
At morn I gather the frail pinkishclls
Let /«// from her scaly tail,—
And the nectar sup from each cockle cup
That she left when the moon grew pale.
And I cry again as forever,
"Where lies the  barnacled  way
To her palace of pearl in the sea-depths
Where  coral lanterns sway.
Tin   docunu ills  and   toons  bi fore   his  i yi s
Are 1)1 ureal: (lie night is far advanced, i>nt still
He labours to complete his tusk —■ the peine
Of public fame and high  success soon  trill
He his; a world approving, grateful, hangs upon
Each phrase he coins, and holds its willing hands
In readiness to raise in. unison
The thunder of applause his work demands.
"Tis done,   lie steps outsiile.   The cool night air
That chills his body, chills his soul: he knows,
Quite suddenly, the world won't care
About his book or him: then in he goes
To add a summary with scorching pen,
And by these Jims win place among i/reat men.
K. G.
Somewhi re a rose is creaking.
And a brass skylark shirt rs;
Somewhere  thin   is a giassi/ fin Ugh I  st/nt ill, •mi
As fish  sing  in  eold  rirtrs.
Tin   eross-i ip d Irilhsts hi spain/li <l
Athwart a hli a eg blue.'
Miranda  and  Dllnlio,
I'liepli  pulcht d and  iiillmr,
IHhi llo a nd Miranda
On a tin  verandah ;
All this,    und you.
With sin akiny orangi -blossom lunoiltd!
Soim win n  a cost   is shm king,
And u  murhli   skylight guivirs,   -
"/ don't follow this a bit Well,'"
"Ao. dtur fluid, you don't and Sitwell,"
Tt;.s7 nnd ahoy, and a right good ship
ami a runnin' sea, yo-ho!
Cap'n swearin' to beat the band
and munity down below, boys,
mutiny down below.
Three of us lay in the scuppers,
with the bos'n round our necks,
As we rolled in the ^Roarin' Forties
antl bloodied the good ship's decks, boys,
bloodied the goad ship's decks.
If any 'ail any gol-darnetl luck
I wouldn't   'a traded mine, -■■■
Thrct  of us down with the scurvy,
the rest  with  Ihe ra I-an'-nine, boys,
•est with the cat-an'-ninc.
Hut it all come out in the washin'
with a or'nary yo-'cave-oh!
Cap'n swearin' to beat the band
'an crabbin' us down below, boys,
crabbin' us down below.
Well!    We come staggerin' int' port
an' all of us  'uman wrecks, —
Three of us 'any by the yard-arm
with ropes aroun' their necks, boys,
ropes aroun' their weeks.
An' the moon she looked like nothin'
on earth but ruin and foam;
Let's 'ope it'll be darned better'n that
when your li'l ship comes 'home, boys,
your li'l ship comes   'omel
The press of pain, the weight of circumstance,
The ever grinding jaws of {loss and lack,
The faint flame gleaming on the utter black,
And the dire presage of a new mischancet
Thunders the foe .behind with levelled lance;
Wilh never a shielding wall perforce they stand,
Oppose the uplift ing of a naked hand,
And fear the pause of a predestined \dance?
So may the gazer deem; the hollow wood
For him be choked with worpses trodden down.
Yet in the sliding flays one  understood
What heritage undying and what crown
The forced march and the burden of the  rood
Should end in,--  where the lion and lamb lie down.
R. D.
Vpon  the shifting Stage of Life
The  Pageant  of  the  Centuries
Was in full swing, antl it had reached
The age which briefly followed on
The death of \good   Victoria;
A tlaring age, when people felt
A   vague new freedom stir their souls,
Though chilled by those unseen dead eyes —
The younger gi iteration then
Was going to the dogs, no doubt,
As in all agi s  il  has tlone,
11 hi n  siitldtnly Una   came a  crash
■ I nd   in   a   ci'mid  of  aneit nl  dust
'Iln   slagi   collupst d, and millions dud.
Ilul soon   irlm lire,I obsirnd  this fact
Thai  lady  actors,   upside  down,
Tin ir skirls ubout  Iluii- hips antl  waists,
Reveiiletl  not  mire  mystt rious limbs.
Hut legs of tiring flesh  und blootl!
So  when  again  the  stage   was  built,
When all  the actors  who survived
Were once more on it ami prepared
To play again .the t nd/tss play.
It  would  have  been  hypocrisy
To have again teorn lengthy skirts!
These actors had been juiiibleti  up
Toycther in a chaos wild    -
The contact  rnbbetl off much   veneer.
And shartrs in  misfortunes dire
Tiny knew themselves for what  they  wire.
And nevermore, I hope und pray.
Tin   acting of the  pug,ant  will
Hi come  loo  artificial, <
A nil yt I   vulgarity should  be
Avoiditl   too,   in   Iln si    in it-   linns:
A  waa Una   is ichiiTi Ins hi tin in,
A ml il is cull, d ' Tin   (lolih ii   I/- an."
 R.  (i.
Ai, ei nt id.-   ir,  c/imlit ,1 Ih,  hill,
I hat cist s to Iln   north ,
II In a   Iln   leuhes /loir  (aim  tin   mrltiny snow
11 In n   iln   shnols of spring  eomi   forth.
O, Ihe wind's whin,   in  tin   tossirg pine.
Am! Iln   birds that sen timing fine!
0, all Iln  thpinii s of ! nrlli
I'ulsttl icilh  nn/ tort   for  t/oit.
j Miss Lnmettn Peabody was as
typically old-maidish as\her name.
Though she despised the race of
men, without them her life in the
single house-keeping room would
have been unbearable. She firmly believed thai every male within her ken suffered from a hopeless passion for her. The baker's
boy who brought her frugal loaf
hastened lo be gone ami away
from her fatal fascination. The
yellow-stained fingers of the sickly clerk in 'the grocery trembled
as they wrapped her few purchases. In short, her mere proximity was enough to make any
man begin* to tremble and then
glow with fervid passion.
Looking through the paper one
flay, Lamelta noticed} an culver-,
tisemenl by a big store announcing in glaring type a sale of
nightgowns (only being a lady
she thought of them by a more
delicate term), at phenomenal
prices. She was much exercised
in mind, never yet having patronized a klepartment store, but after
a severe mental struggle decided
that thclow price made a purchase
imperative. Having arranged her
bonnett, she hastened to the store
grimly aware of the agonies of
love suffered by the men she
Lamella staggered out a broken
woman. Her first experience with
modern business hustle and bustle
had been unnerving enough. The
elevator luul made her feel ill. The
sight of women fighting over piles
of nightgowns in full sight of men
clerks had shocked her maidenly
modesty. But the crushing blow
came when she discovered that not
a man in dhe store seemed to feel
her fatal charm. Everybody was
so busy. Not a man even glanced
at her. She was so pertubed thai
when\she had received her bundle
from the clerk she was unwomanly enough to walk up to a counter
behind which stood a man. Better
far if ishe had not dared, for with
merely a bored glance in her direction, he completed her downfall
by selling her something she did
not want. IIis > voice was unutterably weary, and it came to her
that she was a despised thing. She
had no charm for men. She
stumbled out of the store with
averted eyes, unable to face the
jeering glances. Her world tottered beneath her, antl she felt a
desperate need to sit down. Grop-
sunk into a bench, unaware of the
ing her way to a nearby park she
man who sat mar, hunched up in
di spun-. From tin depth of her
mist rn u sinltlen groan escaped.
Tin man looked up. As his eyes
look in her jieim oltl-maidish fi-
giia, his hopeless expression
cham/eil to one of amazed delight.
"It's her to the life!" ' he
Miss Peabody became dimly
aware of tin excited man who
gesticulated in front of her. Then
slowly the import of his words
sank into her numbed brain. He
was offering her luxury, travel,
what she thought of as immense
sums of money. Could it be — it
couldn't ----- yes, it was! He had
fallen passionately in love with
lur! A blessed sense of serenity
anil power stole over her. She was
tlesirablt, (lalluring her dignity
together, sin rose with an indignant "Sir!" ami swept away, ignoring  tin   man's frantic pleas.
Sin in a r km a- that he was
tm a ly offi ring In r a part in his
iit.tt   photo iduii,
February 19,1929.
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The reading public to whom it makes an appeal is small.
The authors of 'A Survey of Modernist Poetry' saw fit to include a discussion of Gertrude Stein in their concluding chapter,
giving some quotations—and misquotations—from her essay 'Composition As Explanation.' This discussion is very interesting. We
learn that Miss Stein exercised perfect discipline over her creative
faculties because she was completely without originality, and that
she has perfect simplicity of mind. None of the words in one of
the quotations given has had any history. Refering to another
quotation it is stated that "the composition has a theme because
it has no theme." The words in it are "a self-pursuing, tail-
swallowing series and are thus thoroughly abstract." "They contain no reference, no meaning, no caricatures, no jokes, no des
pairs. They are ideally automatic, creating one another." A
presumptuous person might ask why they were written at all.
Let him learn that "she used language automatically to record
pure, ultimate obviousness," and hold his peace.
It is not easy to make the acquaintance of Edith Sitwell. Trying to get any pleasure out of her poetry when you first read it
is like trying to light a damp fire, You try and try and finally
get a feeblo blaze whieh fails to warm you, More enjoyment may
be derived with persistence. Like many other modernists, she
uses rhyme to a great extent, and often rather badly. This repels
the artistic reader. One frequently feels that the rhyme is painfully' forced. This gives a childish, unfinished atmosphere to
many of her poems. The use of strange words grates on one
used to the conventional poetic vocabulary. It is frequently
overdone and heightens the effect of crude childishness in much
of her work. Miss Sitwell's poetry is colourful, fanciful, sometimes beautiful, seldom thoughtful, never inspiring, and I think
one might truthfully add, never deeply inspired. In "The Sleeping Beauty" she gives full play to her lively fancy. It is a drowsy,
hothouse poem whose story Avinds a feeble, insipid course through
twenty-six sections, obscured, diffused and almost lost in marshes
of fantasy. Individual parts may be light and frivolous, but the
general effect is drowsiness. Like most of her poems, it does not
leave a very deep impression. Three books of them leave one with
vague memories of the great Magniflco in, turban and brocaded
dressing-gown—a mother being stabbed by her son for the gold
beneath her bed—gay Spanish ladies—a beautiful Princess—strawberries — coxcombs — jewels — gilding — leaves — fruit — silk
— cream — roses,.
Rhyme has its uses and its abuses. It makes a poem more
musical and the mind retains the thought more readily. As the
poet writes, using a rhyme scheme, appropriate phrases and lines
come to him to carry out the rhyming sequence, and the poem
becomes fuller and more imaginative. There are four dangers
in the use of rhyme: it may become monotonous; it may bt too
strained—that is, be badly done; it may be used as padding for
a basic hollowness; and in a thoughtful poem it may obscure the
main idea. These dangers are not very skilfully avoided by the
modernists. In their limitation of subjects, their small intellectual
audience, their cynical outlook and various eccentricities of expression and arrangement, they seemi to form a classicism yvith
ever-tightening rules and limitations. It is doubtful that they
will produce much poetry that is worth surviving.
"With regard to style the 'Survey' says: "The whole trend of
modern poetry is toward treating poetry like a very sensitive substance which succeeds better when allowed to crystalizc by itself
than when put into prepared moulds." This is a good thing. Il
is unnatural to force a poem into a set form. The poet should let
the poem write itself, exercising no more conscious and deliberate
control than is necessary to produce as intelligible and artistic a
creation as is compatible with the tindistorted expression of the
thought or idea. He should always be ready to chanoe his net re
and line len-_rtli as the changing mood of the poem seems in de.
inantl. Two lengthy modern poems m yvhich siu-h ehaie'r-, are
made eoiiie to mind 'John I'.royvn's ISody,' recently yvritlen l>\
Stephen Vincent liend. and T. S. l-'Jiot A shorter 'The Waste
Land.'    In   both   ol   lhe.se   works  ihe   variations  are  effect ive.
"The historically-minded modernist poet is uncertain whether
there is any excuse for the existence of poets at all." "For an
individual pod to achieve the smallest popular reputation today
he must, indeed, have a certain groupish quality, or, to put it differently, he must suggest a style capable of being imitated; or he
must be a brilliant group member or imitator." These very true
statements present two of the questions which worry many poets
—whether there is any excuse for their existence, and how they
should write to get recognition. The modern poet should have
a knowledge of past and present movements in poetry, but he
should not let, himself become too historically-minded. He should
write not as a member of a school or an age, but as himself, and
then his work, if he is alive to the times in which he lives and not
a dweller in the past, will he truly modern poetry- not the eccentric and enigmatic manufactures of a material, cynical, super-
intellectual brain, hut the genuine expression of the moods and
thoughts of  the  poet  and  his  world.
When  one   finishes  AV   Survey  of  Modernist   Poetry'  one   feels
antagonized   but   greatly   enlightened,     rndoubtedly   the   modern-,
ists  have  some   good   ideas  and    undoubtedly    they    have    written j
some  very  clever  and sophisticated   'poems.'    .lust   as   indubitably.!
however,   they   are   extremists   and   have   yvrittdi   little   that    is   of
more  than   passing   interest   and   value.     Sey oral   wistful   questions
throb through  one's brain.    In  modern  poetry  is there  to  be  m.ih
Al'.'   there    lo    be    tin    line   sen'i llleiil s.
il iill to lie cold and itidireel and
eyv examples of ihe 'line w riling' of
certain modernists and they are good, hut for from represcnlal ive
of the work of the school indeed, one gathers that they were
only done to slioyv thai their writers could do Ihat sort of thing
if they cared to. It is to be regretted that the modernists have
not deigned to tin more 'line yvriting.' If they had, their contri
tuition to literature yvould be far richer, Hoyveyer, il is admitted'
that tin* modernist phase is "to pass in turn, or may have already
passed." i
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"I do occasionally, Mr. Bentley," she remarked, lighting the
cigarette he had offered her.
Bentley blighted himself! "Dash itl I should have given her a
light "
But I hear you're quite a hand at writing."
Well, yes—in a sense—I,—as a matter of fact—"
He groped helplessly for words.
"Tell me about it," she coaxed.
For a moment he was silent. Then, without knowing why, he
told—everything. He spoke for ten minutes and never once did she
take her eyes from him	
"So the Editor actually mentioned your—well Dostoieffsky?"
"Yes, it was rather an amusing letter. Would you—would you
care to read it?"   He hardly recognized his own voice.
"Please, I'd love to!"
His thoughts were chaotic. "What in Heaven's name was all
this?" "What was he doing?" But they puttered harmlessly like
bread pellets on steel.    He felt elated	
Suddenly she laughed outright, "This is too priceless! Cheerful
sort of thing, isn't it?"
They both laughed, he gaily, she sympathetically.
"But won't you let me read the manuscript?"
"Well, I've got it here, but it's frightful -really."
"Don't be silly, Mr. Bentley.   I H'rtnt! to."
He loved her for it find produced his effusion.   A great burden
seemed to have left him. He felt like And then all those vile
things ho had said I
She read the pages through, then laid them down thoughtfully.
"Look here," her tone was serious, "you could alter that story
so that the most temperamental of all editors would take it. It lacks
something vital—a love interest—you know what I mean, something
human. Now why can't we get together and fix it up?" Her tone was
appealing, "I happen to know your views on women, but really,
you know, they aren't all like that "
He felt rebuked, penitent, ashamed, but gloriously happy.
She leaned forward. "You're too cold, too inhuman—leave
Dostoieffsky alone!" She pondered a moment, then, "I toll you what!
Ke-write this story absolutely and completely. Don't kill your hero
at the end.   Let him live and be happy "
lie nodded furiously.   He would have agreed to anything.
" and when its finished, take it up to the Editor yourself.
Promise me you'll do that!"
He promised	
They talked for a long time of many things. At last Bentley
glanced at his watch. "Look here, its only six—let's drop in at the
movies—we can go from there to Pat's place " He was enthusiastic.
They pushed their way out into the street and she slipped her
arm  through  his.     In   the  darkness she  whispered,  "Don't   forget,
tomorrow, take that story to the editor "
• • •
Al nine o'clock the next morning Samuel lientley entered the
'Spectator' offices. "I'd like to see the Editor," he said to the secretary. She was a fearsome girl with eagle eyes and an Eton crop; she
looked  horribly efficient.
"Please sit down, I think you are expected."
Bentley frowned, lie tried to remember having made an appointment.    "How nice to have one's expectations realized," he quoted to
his reflection in the glass The fearsome girl broke in on his
meditations.    "This way, please."
lie found himself in the Holy of Holies and looked The
enormous carved desk, littered with papers, was unoccupied. The
room was empty. Breathing a prayer of thanks for the brief respite
he reached for the story, put it in an accessible pocket and lit a. cigarette. His hand shook uncontrolably and he took several deep breaths
at   the open window  to steady  his nerves.
"I   didn't   know  you   performed   indoor exercises	
Sam  turned  quickly.    "Well   Cynthia!"  lit*: stood  gaping.
"Iv'eally Mr lleiiiley' I'on'l si and looking ;is if I was Kxhihit
"A," Van iniisi learn some manners!'' She smiled naively, then ap-
proaehed him, "Sam,'' -.lie said very slowly, laying |,, r hands on his
shoulders, "I'm sure ihat  --ton   will be good now."
Random Remarks
(Continued from Page 1)
Company have published the first
series of Noel Coward's plays. Tbe
volume contains three plays —
Sirocco, Home Chat, and The
Queen was in the Parlour. Noel
Coward is that very youthful and
very brilliant dramatist whose sudden meteoric rise to fame several
years ago sent ail London to see
his plays which proved far from
»   •   •   «
John Masefleld with his Mid-
summer and other tales in verse
(Maemillan) has definitely taken
up the standard of that long line
of poets who sing of the glories
of Arthurian days. Mr. Masefleld
has drawn upon the Arthurian
legends for his subjects, creating
from portions of the old stories a
series of "new" lyrics and nar«
rat.ive poems. The separate pieces
have each caught ami woven into
their antique, romantic web something of the modern spirit of realism.
ing  to stii'  the   imagination
no   splendid    conceptions,'
puzzling.'     We  are  given  a
Our thoughts  nenr die they say
I   icondi r  if  they  do?
The fhtu'rrs they fade and die
Tin   httltt rflies too;
Our spirit still lingers on
When our body has passed away
Hut our thoughts, do Ihet/,'
I wo ml i r if the a do.
Yesterday    ihe   Wiiv   from   school
Seemed   very    far,
I  slipped  along  ihe  road
Swiftly,   and   ll yes  of   all   the   Dowers
peered a!  me ihroiigli th,. sharp spear grass
And strange, distorted  men  from slumps and shrubs
Scowled   their   warnings  as   I   passed.
The wind sighed eerily like a chained child
Cn ing for freedom from the forest spirit.
I   ran  ami o| h n  -i umbled,
And  I he y\ ay  w as long,     Put  lo day
The w ooi|s are s| ill
I   love  Ihe   lisping   leaves,
And  sol'l •pillowed   violets,
And the breath of Spring.
Mr. Channing Pollock has just
had a new play published by
Brentano 's. Tt is called Mr. Money-
penny and is an ironic comedy on
the crass materialism of the times,
in a setting of saxaphones and
jazz, with Mr. Moneypenny in the
role of a modern Mephistopheles.
* *   *   *
Readers of J. B. Priestley's
whimsical essays which have appeared from time to time in the
London Saturday Review will be
glad to hear that they have been
collected and published by Harper's under the title: Too Many
People and other reflect ions.
Such subjects as hats, a, flower
show, a hostlcss visit, a London
hotel, servants, a new diary, and
insects, are given some of that
warm endearing glamour that
Lamb nnd Dickens knew so well
how io employ,
* *   *   *
Mr. Arnold Bennett hns used
his leisure moments in travels
through the Near East. The obvious result is a very interesting
volume of his experiences and
impressions: — "Mediterranean
Scenes; Rome, Greece, Constantinople, " published by Cassells.
It is the yvriting of a man completely at his ease; it betrays no
effort, merely in fact a few sketchbook notes made tit random and
compiled into a few hundred
pages, It contains some few score
photographs, and to those interested in these Cities, the book will
prove both amusing aud interesting.
* *   *   *
A new book of Franz Schubert
entitled 'Schubert's Songs' has
just been published by Benn, and
should satisfy lovers of this great
man's music. Richard Capell, in
writing it, draws a fairly comprehensive character of the composer, analyses his works and his
style and tabulates with great precision the majority of the knowledge he possesses concerning' him.
11 is a valuable addition in the
library   of   Schubert's   Students.
From the lively pen of Mr. St.
John Lrvine has come "How to
Wrih A I'lny," i Allen and Cn-
win) written as usual, not with-
out a sense of humour, He can
not i as no one can ) give hard and
set rules for I he cdilical ion of the
hopeful aspirant, but at the same
llllie be es presses some worth
while opinions ami warnings as
lo what not lo do, which perhaps
in .snino cases is heller policy. It
is a yery useful book, originating
from a series af talks given from
I he Itritish Mroadeasting Co. Any
student contemplating English 7
next session would tlo well to read
it. February 1^
The exceptional wear for
Which the soles of Church's
shoes are noted is due to
the leather and its treatment. The very best
leather only is used
Extlutiv* Av*nt*
Improvements in
glasses are like
improvements in
autos-1929 styles
are much neater
and more comfortable than IB 19
types. Consult
ist for the comfortable, becoming styles in
■i .: ■ imi iim'ii
More Correspondence to Editor
isn ii * if
Claim Manager System Is Unnecessary
(Continued from Page 2)
plies; the Manager merely, "Coordinates financial policy." We feel that
this plan would add another executive without improving the existing
Under the present system the
Council ls responsible for the disbursement of all fluids. It considers
bills handed on to lt by the various
executives, and by vlrtuo of having
at least two of its members second
term men It Is better quullfled to
carry out this duty than any other
botly, The budgets passed by Council nre handed to the Curator who
governs himself by them lu making
out his requisitions.
Wo feel that the statements made
against tho present system cannot
be substantiated. With the curator
system which has boon developed
this year we have achieved as good
a coordination of finances as is need-
od by a university of our size and
means, The report of the Finance
Committee has been made on previous years, It does not Include this
year. We feel that It would be unwise to destroy a system which Is
proving Its worth for one which has
only the claims of its supporters. We
would like to see the following motion
passed the next Alma Mater meeting, "That the Alma Mater Society
greatly appreciates the work of the
Finance Committee but. at present
believes that It would be Inexpedient
to adopt the proposed Manager Plan."
Thanking you, we are
Your very truly,
year men. The present Incumbent is a
member of arts '30 and Is quite suct-ss-
ful In carrying out the duties of his office.
It 1b not outside the bounds of possibility
that the Treasurer, being a Junior might
be lifted by the experience gained In that
office to become Business Manager In
Ills Senior year. Hut graduate students
are also eligible for the position.
Finally, I think the action of Students' Council last October In appointing a Finance Committee to carefully
consider this Important problem Is analogous to the action of the City of Vancouver retaining a Town Claiming Commission. And In either case to reject
the findings of these specialists Is foolishly throwing uwiiy valuable time and
Yours  truly,
I'l-'HCY    II.    HKNDKIlStiN.
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Spring Has Came
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Says Onus of Proif Rests With Opposers
Editor Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In this controversy over the manager system, I am sure that we shall
all agree upon one thing. That Is,
that there is only one system that
merits our support, and that Is the
best. Therefore it ls for the defenders of the present system to convince the student body that their
system has no faults, and that it cannot be Improved upon. At the A. M.
S. meeting, I am sure that all will
ugree with nre that they failed to do
The committee has been accused
of using large meaningless words
such as (1) centralized guiding force,
(2) permanency, (3) responsibility,
and (4) co-operation. By the manager
system, the business manager and the
flnanco executive would act as a centralized guiding force—a force that
would always have a detailed knowledge of the finances of the A. M. y.
Permanency would be affected by the
training afforded to managers, so that
at all times experienced persons
would be stepping up into higher
positions. In regard to responsibility,
the system is air tight in that respect,
as each manager would be responsible
to somebody, who in turn is directly
or indirectly responsible to the Council. The very fact, that the system
Ih ho closely knit together with a
finance executive at the head, proves
that   there   must   be  co-operation.
The business manager should |>e
paid, because (he office involves a
great deal of work, that may not be
visible to the casual observer, but
nevertheless Is there. Again, the payment of a salary would Insure the
work being done thoroughly.
Finally let us remember, that the
adaption of the manager system would
not require a change in our constitution and that It would be in the
nature of an experiment. Then, how
can we Judge the system without giving It a fair trial? By trying it we
have nothing to lose and everything
to gain.
Yours vorv truly,
"Ubyssey" Fails Daclara Optimists
The Kdltor,
The I'byssey,
Dear Hlr:
The I'byssey Is the official ninutli-
ph-cc by wbli'b the student body Hilda
expression. If, then, that elusive thing
known us "college spirit"  Is to develop,
the college paper must Nerve as the
clilefesl vehicle. Are wi to Infer from
your latest Issue that the serious thought
of the student tnlntl is "pcttlng-ccntrlc/*"
We would take exception to thu position taken by the Ubyssey, Krom the
general tone of your editorial, the Inference would lie that petting has become
a universal aud thoroughly accredited
practice here as elsewhere, We would
numbly remind the editor that there are
still a few rare specimens of thu genus
homo sapiens which have not been captured and confined In the pettcr's noo.
The question as to whether or not
you have devoted a proportional space
to the controversy depends directly upon
tho number of Individuals who have as
yet escaped confinement. If tho ranks
of the free nre as seriously depleted as
you appear to Imagine, then tne question may not have bben over-emphasised.
We would venture to suggest that those
still at large may be a not Inconsiderable
nor unimportant part of the eollego community.
As a general criticism, nre not your
editorials too formal nnd vague? They
lack the essential contents of sound constructive policy. Further, you might give
your reportorlal staff now dlroctlon. Last
week Dr. Sedgewick gave an unusually
able lecture to the Philosophy Club, which
drew no mention In your columns. Other
clubs suffer the same noglect. Tho Illness and absences of students and professors pass without Ubyssey notice.
Would It not be possible to make
campus events? The Ubyxnoy method
seems, to be to vary the praise Inversely
some attempt at judical criticism of
as the merit of the event. Now one
of the great functions of a university
Is to develop the critical faculty. It Is
obvious that In keeping with this spirit
criticisms should be truly critical: thoy
should mete out praise and blame Impartially.
If you wish to discover whal students
are thinking, why not formally Interview them and quote them In "What
people are thinking?" Htiritly nn Interesting column could be constructed In
this   way.
We  are
Lovingly  yours,
Keillor's   Note:
We refer our optimists to page 4,
column 4,—and point out that the night
editor of the "Varsity" gets Just 75 cents
more per Issue than does the whole
Kdltorlal stall" of the Ubyssey. The
writers surely aro optimists.
phant hilarity to their own stronghold.
However, on their triumphal march they
were met by a couplo of Aggies who, on
tho spur of the moment, attempted to
prevent this act of sacrilege and It was
in the ensuing struggle that the rather
frill!  figurehead was shattered,
It appears to me, therefore, that all
the combatants must share the blame
for the loss of an object which through
tradition had become invaluable to Agriculture men. ,. ,
Dut In my opinion the Science men
are not as free ns that, from cause for
shame. In taking the figurehead from
our Common ltoom when few If any
Aggies were about they were both unfulr
anil false,--false because there has existed a tacit though perhaps feeble un-
derstiindltig that Agriculture men and
Science   men   Were  allies.
I  should  like  lo  have  tin  answer  to
thin  Judgment. ,      ,      ,   .     , „
Otic of  Ihe  Couple of  AggleS.
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where Evening Dress is considered ile rigutur can be
accommodated at the Parisian
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per evening Shirts, Tiea,
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Only One Address
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I ,,<!'in ._<■■.■..■■<■Q«»_»«.w«^»-' »"."...«■♦>,
ll.AV.Vrl-,    I    fe,
tli.-it   npprevul  ..f I
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! w niihl   .-st Iiiini.-   a
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Declares Curator System Favors Manager
Kdlior   UbVHsev.
University of  Hrltlsh Columbia.
Oenr   Sir:
Hasluc mv remarks on those heard
at the Alma Mater Meeting Inst Friday,
I w.hiIiI like ie cay a few words In favor
of  the  or..nosed  new  Mneiiuer System.
Ae.'orillng in one speaker on Friday,
ll"' llnate'.■ committee. In baslntt their
flndlmrs mi the workings of our present
system   In   previous   \,.ni's,   are   overlook-
lint     Iln-     eXl'ell, lee     ,,f      the     ol',;a 11 l/.ll t loll
lids   ynir       Vet   be   nls.,   staled   Ihat   the
mi sxful   bniidlliiK   of   this   year's   fliian-
i'i's   Is   Inrireh    iln..   i,,   two   factors-    11 i
U I      book I, I .  I.llll!     ,|hd      ('.'I      tile      presence
' f a paid ciii:ii.,i Wluil Is llieiv In 'lie
"les nt m .,i, m i,, ken ll from lansliut
b i- k lain li '. f..rm. v stale of liieltl.-l.in-v
» hen or If l In paid curator Is ivlcas. d '
\iel If In- Is n,,t released We are pining
a man n ,;....il sum to do oid\ part f n,e
wntk 1 ihlnl: ih,. Alma Mater Society
would   il.   «e||   to   nay   a   lluslues.i   M.inn-
l"' i    ':',n     lllil   lie   Hlll'e   of   g I    methods   In
all   depiirt lie els
'I'll.. ..Me.tl.n was raised that It
mltthi In- ,l<iri.-nl• to tlnd a member of
tie- Alm-i Maler Society capable of tllllni-
Hi.- position of Itusliiess Manager and
Ihat we ate llk.lv to pav an Inexperienced    third    year    man       This   ob)cetlon
of       Inexperience      does       Hot       SI|Uafc       W11 ll
lip. resolution missed last year that the
Imiinrlaiii position of Tre„<turcr of the
Alma Maler Society be open only to third
Supports "Varsity" Editor
Kdltor,   The   Uliyasey,
I tear   Sir:
I feel that the Kdltor of the Toronto
Varsity has done a good service in presenting for discussion a thing so little
discussed but so extensively (and Intensively) practised. It Is a good service
In that it aids in the crystallization of
a general and particular student opinion,
be   that   opinion  approving  or  dlsapprov-
lie errs In considering
ttlng is as widespread
In the lirsi place, I
gt'oat.-r   number    than
poll -pel lei's     I allse
of lln-ir personal disapproval. In the
second place, among petters themselves
disapproval Is prevalent for they ivalze
tiny are In .somewhat the same position
as one who, though realizing It is bad
to stuff his stomach with sweets, cannot
resist the temptation to do so. To fall
In resisting temptation does not mean
that one approves of the thing tempting
him nnd in which he Indulges. To pet
does not necessarily mean to approve of
I consider the following the general
view which Is not widely expressed because deemed not expedient In tbe face
of such nn extensive practice.
liecaiise man Is a Unite animal—
human nnd not divine, his spiritual love
at times requires physical expression.
The function of the physical Is t<> express
the spiritual and as long as Ids physical
love Is expressed to manifest his spiritual
love that physical form will be beautiful
and good. Hut when the physical la
expressed merely for the purpose of physical gratification It decs not fullll its true
function which Is the Interpretation of
the spiritual. 11,-causc "petting'' Is only
for sensuous gratification It cannot be
considered to give one the r. allzat Ion of
Ihe beauty and good which Is to be found
In the proper functioning of the physical.
In  other words,   there   Is a   higher  and  a
lower—nnd the practl f the lower robs
the higher of Its delicacy and iiiiettess
l-'or the moment, the pleasures of lower
appeal   to   some   more   slr.aiirh    than   the
pleasures   ,.f   the   higher    ll    may   I x-
pedlellt to pet; hill It Is not Ihe custom
of ladb-s and geiillemeti for Ihcv slrKe
lliat   In   lie Ir   conduct   the   higher   inlglii
tal<e   the   place   of   the   lower
Cow Calamity a Mistake?
Kdltor   I'luss.c,
I'.-ar   Sir
The Aggies who. In v.hi, last Issue.
Upbraided tin- Science lie n responsible
for I lie llesll liclloll .f lln-ir i-llerlshfll
cows-head, \vi i'i- mlslakiii as to Hie
manner In which Ibis calamity occurred
I do not know how this mlsiindi'i'siiiinllnu
arose    In    tin-   llrst    plai ■•   and    was    ana
Wilt I'     ltl<.     eXlstel      Illllll     ll     Uas    loo
late  to rectify  It.
The facts of the ease are that the
Science youngsters i-enioved our work of
art Intact from the Aggie Common Itusin
and    were    transferring    It    with    Ilium-
Masterson Tells of Debating Toir
Hill Mastorson, "Ubyssey" correspondent on the Western Canadian
debating team, in a letter to the
editor writes of the experiences of
the debating team on Its present
tour. Bill Is known at U. B. 0, not
only as ft debater but as treasurer
of the A. M. 8. In 1927-28. We reprint extracts from the letter:
"Chappel (Alberta) and McKensle
(Sask.) are two very fine fellows and
travelling with them Is a pleasure.
We met ln Saskatoon and were entertained quite extensively at the
University there. The night we left
we were invited to stay and see their
Ladles Lit., but we told them that
even with Oovernment Control we
weren't used to seeing women in
that condition.
It was much warmer in Regina
where we arrived a few days later.
Saskatoon had been 36°—Regina was
only 30° below. We were handsomely entertained here also.
The debate "Resolved that the introduction of machinery has done
more harm than good." We took the
affirmative and after the most amusing debato I ever heard the judges
gave us the unanimous decision.
Winnipeg was quite a treat at 24°
below but several interesting stag
parties made up for the chilly atmosphere. Our subject hero was "Resolved that the existing agencies are
adequate for the establishment of
world peace." Taking the negative
ln this case we persuaded the audience that the hounds of war were at
the door and they—believing us gave
us our second win.
I can't begin to do adequately our
trip to Toronto. The B. C. students
here—Jean Tolmie, Doug. Telford,
Jimmy Craig. BUI Wilson, Lllooet
Green, Phyllis Thompson, Charlie
Mottley and others too numerous to
mention, have made our visit to
Toronto outstanding in every way.
We debated in Trinity College on
"Resolved that this house is opposed
to all forms of Censorship." It was
our first parlamentary debate and
quite an experience for us. However once more we were lucky and
One's Impression of Toronto Varsity
Is mainly that of Hart House. So
many people have seen antl described
it that I don't know of any adjectives
that haven't been used, I'm suro It'y
the only building in Canada that
could tako the place of U. IV ("s
library in John Itldlngton's affections.
We emtio to (). A, ('. here at (luelp
from Toronto and received our atlft'est
opposition of the tour from these Aggies. The College ls undoubtedly
unique ln many respects and the
spirit Is very fine.
Our victory here makes our fourth
straight win but Osgoode Hall tomorrow night may tell a dlfterent
Give my regards to the staff and
accept my apologies for not writing
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The Outdoors Club proved that It
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I'nrty recently.
From the Orpheum the whole party
| proceeded to the home of Mist, Helen
Sutherland anil danced until early
morning. A fow of the members
took turns In supplying the music,
but when their stock of Juzz was exhausted,  the grnuiaphtiiie  wus  resort-
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FEBMfrABY 19,1920.
Class and Cluh Notes
Letters Club
There are ten Vacancies in this
club for the year ot 1929-30. Applications from second and third year
students must be sent to the secretary before February 26. Tho name
and address must be submitted by
all applicant*.
Art Club
A meeting of the Art Club will be
held to-day at 12.15 In Arts 202. Another meeting will be held on Thursday evening, February 21, at 7:30, at
the Vanderpant Galleries. 1210 Hob-
son Street. A good attendance at
both meetings Is requested.
International Club
AU members of the International
Club are asked to be present at the
next meeting to bo held tonight at
the home of Miss ttlndys Pendray,
8761 Granvillo Street, important business will bo discussed and preparations for the banquet will be made.
Agricultural Club
The Agricultural club will meet
Thursday, February 21, at 8 p.m., at
the home of Prof. H. R. Hare, 4378
W. 13th. Mr. R. Odium will present
a paper on the "Peace River Country."
Members are urged to attend.
Der Deutsche Verein
The next meeting of "Der Deutsche
Verein" will be held at the home of
Miss Louise Morrison, 3380 Granville
St., on Thursday, February 21, at 7.45.
Take oar No. 6 or 7 to Angus Ave.
The interesting Schubert program
•which had to be postponed, will be
given, and all members are expected
to attend.
Accepts Handbook Position
Starting work with the Publleu
tlons Hoard In September, 11127, us
reporter, Hossle Robertson, Arts "II,
worked throughout tho university
year In this capacity. During the
summer vacation she wns assistant
on the handbook and started this
term as assistant editor on the
"Ubyssey." Later she was transferred to tho Totem staff, and now will
tnke over work of editing the 192M0
Handbook. Students Interested In the
new handbook are asked tu get In
touch with Miss Robertson ut the
Publications office.
Radio Club
Arrangements have been made for
members of the Radio Club and others
Interested to visit Radio Broadcasting
Station CKWX. They will meet ln
the lobby of the Hotel Georgia at
2.30, Saturday, February 23, and will
flrBt visit the studios, which are located on the root of the Hotel Georgia,
and then; go to 1220 Seymour St.
where the actual transmitter ls located.
C.K.W.X. ls a typical medium power
broadcasting station, and for those
who have never visited one before,
this promises to be a very interesting
trip. Non-members are extended a
cordial invitation to accompany the
club on this visit.
Saskatoon, Sask.—Plans are being
made for the formation of an inter-
colleglate press union Involving The
Manltoban, The Gateway, and The
Sheaf for the purpose of facilitating
exchange service. The details of the
orgtoniation have not yet been settled but it is expected that all material will be handled by a central
office and that considerable use will
be made of telegraph lines for which
special arrangements are being made.
The new service will mean that
each of theae publications will be able
to publish news of events at the other
universities in the issue following
their occurrence. It will enable speedier service with respect to inter-varsity athletic evonta, and in general lt
Is expected to provide a means whereby students of the universities of Man-
i oba, Alberta and Saskatchewan may
be able to keep ln touch with the activities of the others.
Heave a sigh of envy for the students at the University of Kansas,
who, instead of having final exams, go
to tea parties. The course where this
method is introduced is advanced
Spanish, and tho tea party had to be
a talkative one, with the praties depending on tho quantity and quality
of the conversation. Hut there win
ono consolation—they have plenty to
Prof. Logan To Lead Training Corps
Meut.-Col. H. T. Lognn, M.C., has
been appointed to command the i'niverslty of Hrltlsh Columbia contingent
of Canadian Officers' Training Corps,
according to advices emanating from
Candour  Is  never  ln   tho  right,   It
It   Is   agreeable,  It  Is   flattery;   It  It
Is disagreeable, It ls temed censure.
—Ex. J. L.
*    •    •
Truth can be outraged by silence
quite as cruelly as by speech.
—Ex. J.  L.        I
A. M. S. Meeting Adjourns
Discussion of New System
(Continued from Page 1)
(10), clause (b) read 'Mamook's Reporter' Instead of 'Representative of
the Publications Board' (to be on the
executive of tho Mamook's Club.)
Objection was made to section (13),
clause- (h), on the ground that certain competition agreements ought to
be made for a period of years. Mr.
Henderson said that each new Society,
by renewing agreements, gives a definite stand. His amendment, 'That
agreements hold for one year only,
wherever possible,' was carried.
Miss Mackay moved the deletion
of section (4), clause (b), on the
ground that exploitation of teams was
encouraged. The meeting adopted
original  reading.
Objection being raised to section
(4), clause (a), Mr. Henderson and
Mr. Smith amended It to: 'Among our
activities more attention should be
given to money-making enterprises.'
With regard to section (18), clauses
(h) and (1), It was explained that
treasurers of organizations would become financial managers. Clubs within organizations would have treasurers whose reports would be checked
and combined Into monthly financial
statements by the organization's financial manager.
Mr. DesBrlsay objected to section
(II), clause (b). lt was explained
that there was no Intention to Interfere wtlb the expression of personal
opinions, but that no one should explain the official actions of the Alma
Mater Society without authority. The
original recommendation was sustained with the addition of the word
The remainder of the report endorsed  Ity Council  was adopted.
Opening the discussion on the proposed Malinger System, Mr. Morrison
said It would be an Improvement on
the present one, which has been outgrown. The new system is an adaption and modification of the one used
In most universities In the United
States. (All Canadian universities
Investigated have a similar system,
It wns stated later In reply to a
question by Mr. Mackenzie). We
have everything to gain and nothing
to lose in accepting It. Our action
will affect past, present, antl future
members of the Alma Mater Society.
Mr. Tolmie said that the financial
malinger would not have a vote on
Council, but would be Its advisor.
Mr. Henderson believed thnt while
a certain amount of work could be nc-
eomnllshed by conferring honours, it
required n salaried man to attend to
details. His duties would be those
of orgnnher and chairman. He would
present all financial matters to Council nnd sign checks. Mr. Henderson
mentioned the opportunities for gaining executive and administrative experience In the first three years at
Mr Doug. Macdonald delivered an
address In opposition to the proposed
system. After- till alleged lllisatls
factory treasurer's report last year
due the lack of iiii efficient book
*<oeplng system, the Mtndetits asked
for the appointment of it committee
to Investigate conditions. As a re
suit. Council decided to have a nuld
Curator. An additional committee
was appointed lo look Into finances.
It had come to hasty conclusions he
claimed. There was a good system
Ibis year and everything was kent
track of. Previous to presentation to
Council, all bills are passed hy the
I,. S. R, or the Men's and Women's
undergraduate   Society   so   that    the
McGiil Editorial Scores Official
(Continued from Page 1)
commenced publishing. Instead of
a public of some Ave thousand as he
had before, the deposed editor now
has many times that number, and
what the outcome will be, remains to
be seen.
Many papers have taken up the
subject, some for and some against
the policy of the paper. The McGiil Dally" In Its editorial, "Student
Rights," looks at the matter from an
unbiased  viewpoint,    It states:
"The editorial which started the
trouble hn* already been published In
part In tho Dally. When ono goes
back to road agulu the statements
which started all the trouble it Is surprising to discover how ordinary tho
editorial really ts. It talks about
petting, true, and expresses sentiments with which uiigust university
governors would hardly agree, We do
not agree with them ourselves, but
at least tho editorial errs more as ro-
gurds subject than In its attitude."
Apparently tho "Dully" does not
agree with tho attitude of the Hoard
of Governors, for tho editorial further
goes on to say:
"In theory Toronto has student
self government. In effect tho hanu
thut appears of Interest In student control seems to be that of the Board
of Governors, The President of the
Joint Executive admits that on four
occasions pressure was brought to
bear to have the editor removed. Four
times this trouble was staved off at
the expense of friction and growing
The only silent voices during the
whole proceedings seem to havo been
those of the undergraduates themselves. They, having elected their
Administrative Councils, pass out of
tho picture. The Administrative Councils, having elected their representatives to the Joint Executive, apparently also pass out of the picture.
Then the Joint Executive, under the
very paternal eye of the Board of
Governors proceed to transact business, ,
It Is absurd to suppose that undergraduate opinion will always be of
balanced and staid maturity. It is
also absurd to attempt to regulate
everything that ls expressed by undergraduates. The paper Is supposed
to be representative of STUDENT
opinion, and we consider that every
undergraduate in Toronto has a right
to protest, whether they uctually
agree with the editorial or not. against
the Invasion of autocratic authority.
We think that some of the statements and articles in the Varsity
wore unnecessary or mistaken. We
think too, that the trouble was aggravated into its present form by the
unnecessary intrusion into student affairs of the higher authorities."
Lack of Pay One Cause
Of Toronto Uproar
According to Editor Ryan, whose
views on petting have so shocked
conservative Toronto, some blame for
the controversy must be attributed to
the absence of remuneration for work
done on the "Varsity."
Said he In partial defense of his attitude: "Part of tho trouble comes
from lack of pay. They want the editors to work for nothing, If you have
everything on an amateur basis you
can't expect to get the maximum of
taste, dignity and accuracy thut the
board wants, The night editors, for
example, work from eight o'clock at
night to eight o'clock In the morning
and get seventy-live cents."
Editor Ryan's remarks would be
pertinent to scores of large college
pupers In United States and Canada.
Laboring for the fun of the game, for
the pleasure that comes from being on
thu "inside," college Journalists lose
sleep, neglect studies and accumulate
Ideas opposed to the spirit of organized authority. It's a tough life but
a merry one; editorials on petting,
a topic which Adum and Eve launched
on the world, nre not Indicative of
diseased morals. Rather a sign of
energy — although somewhat super
—Wash. Dally.
LOST, one oopy of Molleres "Lee
Femmes 8avantes." Aa this contains
•ome of my years notes would the
finder please return to Ruetell Shane*
man or the Bookstore?
Every one admires beauty wheth«
landscape,     architecture,     thought
dogs, cats, horses—and last, but
no means least, a beautiful wonta.
We all of lose a step or two when
beautiful vision, gotten up in her vet
best, goes  daintily tripping on hi
toes down the avenue.    The Holll
wood is  THB beauty shop of thL
town.   We *tnow it and we want yot_
to know it.   826 Oranvllle St., 8ej.J
4683.   In the Medical Arta Bldg.     1
obuo sTon taiTzoa
THY  US fer yeur neat
Drug wants and note the
of Weeteni Canada
Knjovlng things which are pleas-
nut, that Is not evil; It ls the reducing of our moral self to slavery by
them that Is.—T. Carlyle.
time-saving would he negligible under
the proposed regime. The litlslness
Manager would he paid to unify the
financial policy and sign checks. As
it is now, the treasurer can handle
the linunctnl end of affairs and the
president  should  unify  the  policy.
Mr. Henderson suggested that au
important matter might be presented
which only one member of Council
had seen, nnd he might be biased.
Under the proposed system three
men would have discussed the matter
before It wns presented to Council.
The treasurer should be appointed
ami not elected. The committee had
drawn no hasty conclusions. Its
plan assured n rigid financial system
which Is effective nnd would work.
At present the president has too
much  responsibility.
It. Munn drew ntention to the fact
that under the present system the
Athletic or some other executive approves a bill and then Council considers it. The proposed system would
add red tape In the form of another
stage In the process. With regard to
a statement that the bookkeeping Is
done after the money is spent, he
said thnt It gives the opportunity of
seeing ahead antl forming policy accordingly. The appointment of a Cantor was a good move. No extra machinery Is necessary. The committee
was basing Its reports on the conditions of previous years,
Mr. Morrison observed thai Ihe university Is getting larger and will e-
venliially have to change Its lliinnclnl
organization. "Why nol now?" he
asked Wo have good executives Ibis
year, hut might we not have bail ones
next vea:'.' Council has loo much lo
It was objected flint we might gel
a bail Business Manager antl conn
tered that Council could Judge the
worth of a cundtdntn. The Business
Manager must be paid and heltl responsible must relieve the president
of some of his load, and attend to details.
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