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The Ubyssey Oct 6, 1931

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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
NO. 5
Rigid Economy is Council's Objective;
Stadium to be Completed
, "We do not dictate to the students, and if at any time we take
action that does not meet with your approval, I hope you will
let us hear of it at these meetings," stated Earl Vance, President
of A. M. S., in the first Alma Mater Meeting of the year, held
last Friday.
Contrary to the usual custom, the minutes of the last meeting were read by the President of the M. U. S. instead of the secretary. For the benefit of Freshmen it may be said that these
dealt largely with the conditions under which students of colleges, affiliated with the University could become members of
the Alma Mater Society. The minutes were adopted without
Mark Collin, then read the Treasurers report for the period September
30, 1930 to September 30, 1931, and
moved Its adoption. The report was
adopted without question.
Earl Vance then played the overture to the session 1931-1932. In it he
stated that the matter of turning the
students caution money over to the
Stadium Fund Trust Account, which
had been held up owing to legal technicalities, finally cleared up, and
atudenta could now sign over their
money by filling out a .lip provided
for the purpose at the Bursar's office.
He then read the Council's policy
for the coming year and explained
several detail, on which questions
were asked. A transcript of the policy follow.:
COUNCIL POLICY 1931 • 1032
1. DISCIPUNE-It is felt that owing to the attitude of the Student
Body left year, and also to the fact
that no ssrlous breach of the Honor
System was committed, the wme policy should be continued. Under the
pooled Ift observe the University regulation, and to mo that the Freshmen
learn and respect these rules. Only
with the whole-hearted co-operation
of the Student Body, particularly of
the senior year can this system be a
2. FINANCE-This year we will
pursue a policy of rigid economy owing to the fact that we feel that any
surplus funds which may be available
should be put towards the completion
oi! our Stadium. Rigid economy and
a higher degree of efficiency in business matter together with a general
tightening up in the Requisition
System—no goods to be purchased except under requisition.
3. SOCIAL-We will follow the Social Program as carried on last year,
but reserve the right to curtail minor
functions if we think conditions warrant it.
4. PUBLICATIONS- 1. There will
be no laxity in modifying the policy
of the Editor-in-Chief if necessary,
but the genuine effort will be made
for the fullest co-operation with the
Publication Board. v In connection
with the Totem, it is the opinion of
the Council that the whole policy re
ine i/ouiwu min «.«. „..—_ r—„ -_    diets College
garding the Totem is wrong—for the wea«* them!
following reasons:
(1) Only five hundred of one thousand copies ordered were purchased
last year.
(2) The cost per person for a Totem
Is approximately seven dollars ($7.00)
It is felt therefore that the fifteen
hundred students of the University
who do not desire a Totem should not
be made to pay the balance.
These suggestions are put forward:
(a) It is up to students to decide
whether or not they want a Totem, If
they do, we suggest a deposit of one
dollar ($1.00) to be put up In the tall
term and that if insufficient deposits are made by November 1st, that
the whole question of the Totem be
brought up at a special meeting of the
Alma Mater Society.
(b) If a Totem Is desired then arrangements should be made that it
should be for sale, not later than
March 1st, and to be of more general
interest than heretofore.
5. SPORT-It will be the policy of
Council to promote inter-collegiate
sport, to encourage all forms of athletics on the Campus and to supply
the major teams with new equipment,
Koshevoy who retire, from the no*
sltlon of Editor-in-Chief owing to the
pressure of outride activities, loaves
tbahmff him a decora' « c^titlMtnt
eontributiton. to' University of B. C.
Journalism. His anonymous writing.
In the Muck Page delighted students
for years. Last year, in preparation
for the editorship, he showed himself
capable of serious work and efficient
administration by adequately filling
the exacting position of News Manager. Numerous friends on the campus, as well as the entire Publications
Board, join in regretting Koshevoy'3
News & Views
Of Other U's
Another HU at Eugenie
At Kansas the boys are going to
wear them. Empress Eugenie hats,
adorned with purple and white plumes, have been decreed the official
headgear, for freshmen at St. Bene-
Well, the women will
By Order-ln-Councll, Thanksgiving Day has been set for
October 12th. The University
will be closed, therefore, on Saturday, October 10th, and on
Monday, October 12th. These
dates take the place of those set
out in the Calendar for Armistice and Thanksgiving Day,
namely, November 7th and 9th.
They Are Slashing At Washington
And now Washington is feeing the
depression; imagine they expect only
7,000 students to .attend their university this year. They have added
34 members to their faculty in spite
of this small registration.
With $23,000 slashed from the 1931-
1932 budget, before Its final O.K. at
the summer session of the Board of
Control Earl Campbell, graduate manager, states that Washington will still
lead as a Western College.
Pullman's Hens
An additional fee of one dry cow
or two loads of bran mash plus the
regular bailed oats or late cabbages
fee will be charged all non-resident
students this year. Late registration
fees have been advanced from two to
five laying hens.
Perhaps some day a sign over tiie
cashiers window in the administration hall will read "All cows presented
at this window must be fully endorsed and Government Inspected."
Freshmen gathered in full strength
on the campus yesterday morning at
7:30 for the annual cairn ceremony.
Sleepy Frosh congregated at the Auditorium and then proceeded to the
cairn where a platform had been
erected. Under a cloudless kky and
bright sunshine in sight of the mountains and the sea, members of the Student's Council addressed the new
students briefly.
Earl Vance pointed out the significance of the cairn and reminded the
students that they were expected to
carry on the tradition of which the
cairn is the visible Insignia. Although
our University is comparatively new
we are yet fortunate to be able to
look back upon the visible work of
those students who worked so successfully to bring about the great
trek from Fairview.
Jack Thompson explained in greater detail the stirring events that culminated in the establishment ot the
University at its present site He described the great campaign of 1922-23,
carried on by the University students
of that day, and how Vancouver and
British Columbia were forced to wake
up to the fact that there was a University, and that it was an active important force in the province. This
is the spirit of the cairn, the spirit
that overcame all difficulties and
forced recognition of the iipirit of vigorous forceful youth upon the government and citizens. That great
campaign has become a tradition and
it i. expected of all Freshmen and
Freshettes that they be witling and
eager to prove themselves successor,
of those student, who gave so willingly of their energies in order that
future student, might benefit from
their effort.. The cairn i. the visible
tribute of the Alma Mater Society to
those student, of 1922-23, in order
that their great accomplishments may
be perpetuated in the memory of University of British Columbia student,
for ill time.
Dorothy Myer. gave a short ad-
drew to the girl* and pointed out
on the tradition, ao gloriously kept in
the part.
*—■ **
In the Library
American Academy of Political
Science—File; Angoff, C—A literary
history of the American people; Art/
F. B.—France under the Bourbon Restoration; Bowell, E. R.—Marketing
methods; British Museum—General
Catalogue of Printed Books; Canada,
National Research Council—Annual
Report; Canada, Board of Railway
Commissioners—Report; Clark, A. M.
—Thomas Heywood; Dauzet, A.—his-
toire de la langue francaise; Donnay,
M. C—La vie amoureuse d'Alfred de
Musset; Goldschmidt, V.—Krystallu-
graphische Wlnkeltabellen.
Gulmbaud, L.—La mere de Victor
Hugo; India, Reforms Enquiry Commission—East India (Constitutional
Reforms); Merimee, P.—Etudes ang-
lo-americalnes; Patton, W. S.—Insects,
ticks, mites and , venomous animals;
Pomfret, J. E.—The Struggle for Land
in Ireland, 1800-1923. <
Robertson, M. E. I.—L'epithete dans
les Oeuvres Lyriques de Victor Hugo
Saurat, D.—La Religion de Victor Hugo; Snesarov, V. N.—More correct
ratios of the distribution of the three
factors of production on poultry; Snesarov, V. N.—Dominion experimental
l'arm system; Williams, F. E.—Some
social aspects of mental hygiene; Williams, G. S.-Hydraulic tables; Wilson, F. K— Ward study units in medical nursing; Yorke, J. P.—Applied
New Advance at Seattle
In keeping with modern trends the
Washington Daily appears today with
an entirely new head schedule and
new body type. The schedule known
as the floating type, is used by only
one other college paper—the Columbia University Spectator. Thus Washington Daily is the first and only paper on the coast to use the floating
with the exception of shoes. To enforce strictly the eligibility rules and
the rule as stated in the Calendar
which says, "That no student is allowed to play in other than a University
team during the University session."
type head schedule.' According to experts on typography the changes In
their paper promise easier reading of
heads and type as well as presenting
a neater page to the reader's eye.
Students Cannot Drive Cars
It seems that we're lucky to be able
to drive cars, for we gather that in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, the student,
are not allowed to drive their auto..
However, the faculty have the privilege of operating their vehicles and
according to our ex-Sport Editor who
is now attending that college "it's
some racket."
Profits In Mark.
MUlsapps College in Mississippi varies the tuition charged in accordance
with the scholastic rating of the student. "A" students pay seventy-five
dollars a year while the average
charge Is one hundred and twenty-
five dollars a year. There should be
a flood of intellect in that direction.
Where could we collect enough money?
Actors To
Play Here
Shakespearean Gems
to be Presented
in Auditorium
Students will have the opportunity
of seeing distinguished English actors
in the portrayal of character, and
scenes from Shakespeare when Leslie
Manners and Jessica Dale-Lee perform in the University Auditorium on
Tuesday, October 13th.
These artists are on a world tour
and their appearance in the Auditorium will be the first on the Canadian
mainland. Mr. Manners and Miss
Dale-Lee are at present touring Vancouver Island after a very successful
season In Australia and New Zealand.
While in Vancouver then talented
actors are also playing in the Vancouver Little Theatre and in making the
announcement of their appearance at
tho University Mr. William Whimster,
President of the L.S.E. pointed out the
good fortune of being able to have
these people play in the auditorium,
a place so readily accessable to a large
portion ef the student body.
The presentation of scenes from
some of the better known plays of
Shakespeare will be a new venture at
this University and one that deserves
the support of the faculty and students alike in order that the L.S.E.
will feel justified in bringing the best
in music and art within easy reach of
every one at the University. Arrangements have been made for student
ticket, to sell for the modest .um of
33c, with reserved seat, available at
50c. and one dollar.
Mr. Manners and Min Dale-Lee
are being supported by Mia. Maureen
Grute, an interpretative dancer, and
Mia. Marjory Hansen, a pianist of far
more than average ability. ' ,
|^Y TEAZLE ...
Passers-by of room 103 of the, Arts
Building were startled the other day
by an angry voice booming over the
transom. This was followed by a gentle tinkle and then more boomings.
The fellow was evidently quita annoyed about something but still the
young lady sounded remarkably cool
and tantalizing.
Suddenly the mumbling and tinkling ceased and a natural voice said,
"Now, let's begin again." This was a
bit odd so everyone listened more
"Lady Teazle, Lady Teazle, I'll not
bear It," shook the door. "Sir Peter,
Sir Peter," was the gentle rejoinder,
"you may bear it or not as you please
but—but—er—ah . . . just a minute."
She finally got straightened out
and the diallgue continued. Sir Peter
(apparently that was the gentleman's
name) became quite didactic. "No, no,
madam, you shall throw away no
more such—('sputters'). "S'life . . . .
S'llfe . . . .—er—ah—wait now, don't
tell me—S'llfe—umum—ah .... oh,
dammit, what is that line?"
NOV at last the stream of angry
words was explained. These were
two young hopefuls engaged In trying
out for the Players Club.. With them
are some 110 other aspirants, spread
all over the campus. One hears and
sees them everywhere, in the classroom, in the gym, in the botanical
gardens and even on the stage.
On Wednesday and Thursday they
will all endeavor to Impress Dr. Walker with their amazing likeness to
Ethel Barrymore and William Faver-
nia State Prison, may enroll as extension students of the University of
California without charge. Of over
5,000 in prison, about 3,000 are taking
advantage of this privilege, proving
conclusively that a college education
Is necessary tor even the higher
realms of crime'.
College, to Broadcast
President Hoover and a host of
educator, of U.S.A. will join in a
coast-to-coast "college night" radio
rally, Saturday, November 14th, to be
broadcast by. the National Broadcasting Company. The program is under
the auspices of the liberal arts college, of America and will .tress their
contribution to the country's educational system. President Hoover will
be heard from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Convicts In College
Inmates of San Quentin, Califor-
International Relations Club
For the purpose of discussing the
reports of the Ann Arbor and Pacific
Area Conferences, a meeting of tlie
International Relation. Club will be
held in the S.C.M. Room, Auditorium
Building, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Oct. 8th. All member, please attend.
"This is an easier University in
which to get acquainted; maybe it is
due to its Western Position, but to a
considerable extent, it is probably due
to a smaller student body, and fewer faculties. This the first impression
of Nelson, this year's exchange student from McGill, as stated in an interview granted to the press.
Nelson was a freshman with the
Class of '31 at the U.B.C. but had to
retire at Christmas owing to ill
health. The next year he registered
at McGill and has attended there for
two years. Thus he 1. not entirely
new to Varaity and can therefore give
a more comprehensive comparison of
the two universities.
"For, a comparatively small university such as this, I consider that
the system of student government is
better than that at present in vogue
at McGill, but on the other hand McGill is nearly twice the aize," he continued. He was greatly impressed
with the working of the Discipline
Committee as outlined to him by our
representative. He was of the opinion that the very fact of the existence of such an organization would
in itself be a deterrent to student
breaches of the Honor System, although the two systems for regulation
of students' conduct seemed quite
anomalous to him. There 1. no such
organization at McGill, and so students who break the honor system
there, are hauled over the coals by
the Dean of their faculty.
In the matter of lecture attendance
the two universities are on equal footing, each student being required to
attend seven-eighth, of hi. lecture, bn
each course for which he 1. registered.
There is a difference, however, in the
matter of number of unit, a student
may enroll for; McGill 1. far more
lax, since it allow, a student to register for a. many courses as he
choose, provided that hi. standing 1.
sufficiently high, in the opinion of the
authorities, .to allow of a reasonable
possibility of hi. pasting them.
"You don't have to belong to a
lnence, although fraternltie. occupy
a much more prominent position on
the campus. "Personally I am against
Frats," i. the way in which he replied to a question on the differences
between the colleges as regards fraternities.
McGill has practically dropped initiation, replacing it with a smoker
at which all the prominent men talk
and get acquainted with the newcomers. Only the girls of McDonald
College have to suffer the indignation of initiation. "I am distinctly
against the humiliating orgies imposed
on the poor unsuspecting Frosh by
the sophomores," was the gist of his
opinion on this matter,
In place of the Frosh Reception,
they have what is called a "Conver-
sat" at McGill. This is a dance but
there is a much longer interval between dances so that students have
a greater opportunity to bocome acquainted. He considers this an improvement on the reception of local
At the close of thc interview he
promised to write a letter to the
Editor expressing hi3 views and giving his impression in greater detail
when he has had mci; opportunity
for thorough investigation and comparison. This letter will appear in
the Correspondence co'.unm as soon as
it is rereived.
Decided Crimp In
Homecoming Plan
An announcement from the President's office, stating that Thanksgiving will be observed on Oct. 12th
this year Instead of Armistice weekend puts a decided crimp in plans for
Home-coming. The University will be
closed on Saturday, October 10th and
Monday, the 12th.
Homecoming usually takes place
during the Thanksgiving fete but this
year it seems that it will have to be
celebrated in the midst of lecture, and
study. There will be no official holiday during the Homecoming weekend so the many out-of-town graduates will be unable to visit Varsity.
Because of this the program will
not be Identical with that of last year.
There will be no McKechnie Cup
game in the afternoon of the following Monday. The Tea Dance which
was held last year on Thanksgiving
Day will also be cancelled. There
will be, however, Canadian and English Rugby games on Saturday, November 14th, and they will be followed by a tea-dance.
"Theatre Night" will not be changed, the program consisting of burlesque representations of university
life and other skits.
For  the  benefit  of  Freshmen   it
might be explained that Homecoming
celebration is arranged by the under
graduates with every Intention of giv
ing a hospitable reception to all the
"grads." who return to visit Varsity
Frosh Reception
Proves Success;
Large Attendance
Frosh March Under Arch to Strains of New
U. B. C. Lyric in Official Welcoming
The much-awaited Frosh Reception has come and gone, and
with it went the greeness of another freshman class. . The popular, dance was held Friday night at the Auditorium under the
gracious patronage of Chancellor and Mrs. McKechnie, President and Mrs. Klink and Dean Bollert.
The dance went over with a large resounding bang, partly be-
cause of the many innovations which found their way into the
night's proceedings, and partly because of the general air of
informality and good spirit which filled the building. Surprising as it may seem, the eight-to-twelve idea proved popular.
There was a fair crowd when Sonny Richardson first raised hit
baton to start things going.
♦    Floor space was reduced by several
New Editor
Wilfred Lee who ha. been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Publication.
Board following the resignation of H.
Koshevoy, will direct the Ubyssey for
Staff in 1MB and proved hi. ability *"""• w
at reportorial work being promoted to
the position of assistant editor in the
same year. Last term he wa. in charge
of the sport page for one issue a week
as associate sport editor. This year
he was to have filled the Sport Editor's berth but when the vacancy occurred for the chief's position he waj
appointed to it by Students' Council.
rows of uats installed at both end.
of the auditorium. A few found fault
with this, but the general effect was
for the best, as the music wa. heard
clearly in all corners of the room.
This was an improvement for in former years students found that unless
they stayed within a certain distance
ot the orchestra, the music faded altogether.
At ten-thirty the upper-claasmeh
were ordered off the floor, atld the
Frosh herded in the centre. Kenny
Stewart led the University in a "Kla-
How-Ya Frosh. Then the band Struck
up the new song, "Hall*. U.B.C.," and
the Freshles formed a long double
line. Two sophs held a blue and gold
arch, symbolic of the gate, of entry
to the University. The Froah marched
through thi. arch, where they were
formally welcomed to U-jM?. Finding
that there wa. not enouglt room for
all the freshmen who pasted through,
the sophs picked up the
passed it over
The deaf and dumb language con
sists of a sign for each letter, made
on the left hand. In the caw of a
blind person the signs must be made
on his left hand with the right hand
of the speaker.
The vowels are made by touching
the tips of the fingers, starting with
the tip of the thumb for A. ■..
B is made by pressing thumb and
forefinger together at the top; for
C the speaker places his thumb and
forefinger about two Inches apart on
the palm; for D the forefinger is
placed at the top and the thumb at
the bottom of the forefinger of the
left hand; for F two fingers are
placed on the side of the forefinger;
for G the closed hand strikes the
palm; for H the open hand sweeps
the palm toward the finger tips; for
J the forefinger is drawn down the
fingers to the palm.
K is made by curving the forefinger and placing the middle section on the forefinger of the left
hand, so that the sign resembles the
printed letter. For L one finger is
laid on the palm at right angles. M
and N are three and two fingers laid
on the palm in the same way. For
P the forefinger is pinched by thumb
and forefinger. Q is a B with the
forefinger in the loop.
For R the forefinger i. curved as
for K, but laid on the palm; for S
the forefinger grips the little finger;
for T the forefinger touches the side
of the palm. V is an N, but the fingers are spread apart on the palm.
For W all fingers slip between the
fingers of the left hand. For X the
forefinger is laid on the side of the
forefinger of the left hand at right
angles; for Y the forefinger moves
across the palm away from the
thumb and parallel to the wrist; and
Z Is three fingers tapped on the palm
at right angles to the wrist.
not come to the Ufa
vanity would come to them. Art Murdoch raised a laugh when he'appeared
on the floor with a green bow hi his
hair and a placard on his back reading "Z.Z. Zilch." (Or words to that
effect.) Throughout this march the
band played "Hail, U. B. C," a song
which promises to become popular
with the undergrads. It was a pleased
and happy lot of Frosh who shed placards and ribbons at the end of the
The welcome over, Jack Thomson
announced that calories were in the
basement awaiting those who sought
them. Two "shifts" were operated and
in this manner dancing went on uninterrupted. The food wa. well served
and (Ripley it or not), there waa no
paper-plate throwing contort throughout the entire proceedings. Nathan
Nemetz, however, was seen leaving
the building with' two of the above-
mentioned plate, and an eraser protruding from hi. bip pocket.
The music was good. Attired in
white sweaters, the boys presented a
truly striking picture as they pounded
out. song after song In a style that
would make Gus Arnheim blush. Many familiar faces were seen in the aggregation: baton-wielder Sonny Richardson, organizer Harold King, Jack
"Ivory" Emerson, and the Jackson
brothers, Bernle and Keith. Although
we have been listening to these boys.
for some years at Varsity functions,
they surprised their hearers on Friday
night with a technique all their own.
With the playing of "God Save the
King,' rugby stars came into their
own, for no broken field could have
been tougher to plough through than
the one between the dance floor and
the check rooms. Order came out of
chaos just as the janitor had decided
to turn out the lights and call It a
day. But if one is to judge by the
remarks of the mob as they filed out,
it was a "keen tussle."
An informal tea for first year
women is being held in the Lower
Common Room in the Arts Bui'dlng,
on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 to 5 o'clock.
Pep Club, Art. 104, noon.
Chemistry  Society,  Sc.  300,
Literary   Forum,   Art.   105,
Big Block  Club,  Arts 102,
Boxing Club, Art. 206, noon.
Wednesday, October 7th-
E. I. C. Meeting, App.  Sc.
Golf Club, Art. 106, 12:15.
Thursday, October 8th—
Graduating Classes, Arts 100,
Friday, October 9th—
Arts '34, Arts 100, noon.
International Relations Club,
S. C. M. room, 7:45 p.m. /'
Page Two
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association)
Issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student
Publication Board of the University of British Columbia,
West Point Grey.
Mall Subscription rate: S3 per year
Advertising rates on application.
Tuesday Issue: Mairi Dingwall
Friday Issue: Frances Lucas
Sport Editor: E. King. Feature Editor: E. J. Costain
Associate Editors: Mollie Jordan, Rosemary Winslow
Literary Editor: Michael Freeman
Exchange Editor: Nathan Nemetz
Columnist: R. Grantham
News Manager: St. John Madeley
Assistant Edlton: Tom Howe, Norman Hacking
Sidney Aqua.
Reportorlal Staff: Pat Kerr, Arnold White. Bill Cameron,
Day  Washington,   Ted  Denne,   Stew  Keate.  Kay
Crosby, Milton Share, Betty Gourre, Kim Killam.
Business Manager, Reg, Price
A motley collection of cigarette boxes, old
lunch papers and other refuse has made its
appearance on the campus with the reopening
of term. Superintendent Jack Lee points out
that the students themselves are responsible
for the condition of grounds and buildings. Receptacles for the disposal of refuse are placed
at various places on the campus, the number of
these is to be increased in the near future and
it will then rest with the students themselves
whether or not the campus presents the appearance of a recently vacated picnic ground.
Few things make a worse impression on the
visitor to the University than to see lawns and
walks Uttered with the debris of careless students. It takes but a moment to toss discarded
papers into the containers provided for the
purpose and senior students should make it
their business to see that newcomers to the
University comply with what has for years
been an unwritten law.
MEETING      .
There were a number of interesting impressions to be gleaned from the first Alma
Mater Meeting of the year, foremost among
them, of course, concerning the new Council.
As will be seen from an account of the meeting in other columns of this paper, Council
have outlined a policy that is both sensible and
fair. If they manage to survive the squalls that
every executive body will inevitably meet, and
still conduct student affairs in the spirit, as
well as the letter of this policy, they will have
justified student judgment to no uncertain extent.
We were amused to find some indication in
Council's attitude that the Publications Board
is regarded with considerable suspicion as a
possible menace to campus peace. Let it be
stated here and now, that the Publications
Board acts in the best interests of the University and the student body as it sees them. That
is one of the aims of the Board as set out in its
Where co-operation between Council and
the "Pub" will further these interests the
"Ubyssey" will not lag behind in offering it.
Let Council keep to the admirable attitude it
has outlined in its policy, and we will give
them whole-hearted support.
* *     *
It is unfortunate the Freshmen cannot seem
to learn the etiquette of Alma Mater Meetings
until they have become Sophomores—and not
always then. Last Friday as the time for one
o'clock lectures approached, students rushed
pell mell from the Auditorium without even
waiting for a motion of adjournment. Action
such as this is violating all rules of common decency, and cannot be excused on any grounds.
For the benefit of those students who have
never learned any manners, we might point out
that the Students' Council is the elected body
of authority, and as such, is entitled to respect
from the students. Council should be allowed
to leave the hall before any student moves from
his or her seat.
The Registrar has at one time stated, we believe, that an Alma Mater Meeting extending
over the one o'clock time limit is sufficient excuse for missing a lecture. The upper years
also may remind themselves of this fact, and
not remain away from these meetings from the
fear of missing a lecture. If every one attended there could be no lectures and no one would
Perhaps if Council could arrange their
numerous affairs so as to arrive in the Auditorium on time, their reproving words to the
Freshmen would have more effect.
was not considered as a money-making enterprise. Cordial co-operation was given to the
Pubications Board.
It is to be hoped that the new Council, while
trying to prevent a serious loss on the next
'Totem,' will retain a sense of values.
* *     *
The staff this year has suffered depletion.
Two or three editors did not return, and several can give only a very little time
Now is to the work. A senior editor re-
the Time signed, and now the Editor himself
is leaving. This state of affairs
makes it important that reporters should be
broken in as soon as possible. I advise them
to take the initiative—asking for assignments,
picking up news items, becoming acquainted
with the editors. The reporters of today are
the editors of tomorrow—but not if they wait
to be coaxed along.
I am eagerly looking forward to the appearance of the first "Pipe and Pen" without any
mistakes.   Last time there were several, about
the worst one being the spelling of Arnold Anderson, mentioned as a leading
Anticipation  character   in   "The   Return   of
Chang Suey," as Arnold "Henderson."
The rest of the paper, too, has been exhibiting a lot of typographical errors.   Most of
these could be avoided if proof-readers would
do their work intelligently, understanding the
meaning of what they read, and if the printers
would check up on corrected lines. Sometimes
when a corrected line is reset, another mistake
is made in it.   Surely that can be prevented.
♦ ♦     *
The editors of this paper seem to have taken
a philosophical turn. Two issues ago we were
offered three choice bits: "What man hath
done, man can do," Riches are not an end of
life, but an instrument of life," and
Food for "Self-respect—that corner—stone of
Thought all the virtues—is of priceless value."
These deep truths impressed the editors
tremendously, it seems, for the last issue contained them again—for emphasis, as it were—
except that "hath" was changed to "thath" in
accordance with the growing tendency to disguise words by misspelling them.
I think that these philosophical extracts will
suffice to keep us pondering for the session.
Possibly some other type of "filler" material
can be devised.
* *     *
Dozens and dozens of last year's Totems'
lie on the shelves in the Business Manager's
office, and this publication resulted in a large
deficit.   The Students' Council naturally felt
that something should be done about
The       the matter to prevent such a loss oc-
otem   curring again, but it went' about the
matter in a very stupid way.
The President outlined a plan in presenting
his policy to the Alma Mater Society on Fri-
day. Now the meeting was composed largely of
Freshmen, most of whom have but a vague
idea of what the Totem' is, and the Council's
program, including the Totem' plan, was passed at about five minutes to one o'clock, when
students were about to make a dash for lectures, so that proper consideration or discussion was impossible.
The result is that the Council has made a
doubtful start as a statesmanlike body. All
that the President needed to do was to say that
steps would be taken to prevent such a loss occurring this year, and then ways and means
could have been discussed with the organizations most concerned—the Publications Board
and the Senior Class,
The President said that the Totem' should
be made of more general interest, that it must
be on sale by the first of March, and something
to the effect that it must be subscribed for in
The Totem' is primarily for the Senior
classes—a record of their activities and an account of those who are about to graduate. Accounts of the other classes and of the various
student executives, organizations and clubs are
included, with a Literary Supplement and
space for amateur photography, the book is
certainly of general interest. None of its features should be eliminated, and if suitable new
ones can be suggested, they would, of course,
increase the cost.
It would be almost impossible to have the
Totem' off the press much before the end of
March, but it ought not to be later than that
For the Council to want it by the first of March
is a tall order. Last year the Totem' editor
was appointed well before the Christmas examinations. She began work at once, and every
effort was made to expedite publication. If
there is ever a time when all students and all
organizations will turn in write-ups and pictures by the date set, there will be some hope
of getting the Totem' on sale well before the
end of March. The first of March, however,
would be too early, for the Totem' is a record
of the year's activities, and the record would be
The idea of advance subscription is more
promising. It has been tried before, but never
in an energetic way. It seems to me that the
Senior class executive should make itself useful here, and other class executives might take
orders, as well. It is difficult to judge in ad-
vance what the demand will be. Two years
ago there were not enough copies. The next
year there was a surplus, and last year a larger
surplus-due chiefly, no doubt, to the genera
shortage of cash and the demands of the Stadium Campaign on student pocketbooks. Probably the next contract could call for several
hundred copies less than the last one, without
danger of a shortage.
Last year's Council very definitely followTd
this policy: it realized the importance of the
lotem as a permanent record of students and
their activities; it held that this record must be
defied well printed and handsomely bound
-a credit to the Alma Mater Society and the
University; and it believed that no risk of a
cheap, or unsatisfactory job must be taken A
deficit was not unexpected, but the 'Totem'
Tuesday, October 6, 1931
Correspondence   j \CLASS AND
■■"■'■ i—«■■■■ —n-n     n     idj|     I
Editor, Ubyssey, I CLUB  NC
Vancouver, B,
Dear Sir:—
The President of the A. M. S. In
his address to the students last Friday gave to the members of the Society a special invitation to criticize
the Students' Council and its management of student affairs, if they
considered their criticism justifiable.
He was wasting his breath. At a
meeting like Friday's, no such a request was necessary. The Council
will probably receive sufficient criticism  without asking for it.
In the first place, they seem to be
following   in   the   footsteps   of   their
The Lightening Tournament will
get under way at 12 o'clock Monday,
October 5th. Since the tournament
way take several days to finish all
members, graded or ungraded, must
report at the club room Monday noon
sharp so that the schedule may be definitely completed. In this tournament
no handicap is given. A time limit of
ten seconds per word will be rigidly
A. I. E. E.
Editor, The "Ubywey,"
It 1. with" Mm. trepidation, but
nevertheles, with a great deal ol feeling, that I take up my pan to express
my opinions through the mellum of
your cbrrespondence column.
Tho matter to which I wish to
draw your attention, Sir, thi attention of your reader, in general, arid
tho attention of Student.' Council
in particular. i> thi.: Stories written
by "Ubyaaay" reporter., proof-read
by your editorial staff, and printed
in'your paper, the actual setting .up
and printing of which the Alma Mater Society contract, to pay for In
its agreement with the Point Grey
New.-Ga.ette Ltd., are being borrowed wholesale and printed in other
papers published by the above-mentioned company (see Point Grey
News-Gazette of October 1, and
Western News Advertiser of October
Now everybody who has had anything to do with newspaper work,
knows that journalistic etiquette
calls for an acknowledgement of
some form or another, when the
work of others Is reprinted either
in total or in part, but this journalistic leper who edits these weekly
papers does not even mention the
"Ubyssey"—just borrows stories,
head., and even cut. wholesale.
If those in charge of the P.G.N.-G.
Ltd. have the pernusslon of the Publication. Board to reprint thi. material, then it would be merely a matter between Council and the Publication. Board.
There Mem. to have been an ulterior motive lurking in the depths
of the mind of the perwn who submitted the contract for the printing
of the "Ubyssey." Thi. is what I
Imagine went on In hi. head. "Now
here is a chance for me: If I can
borrow 1250 word, per week from
theM numbskull., I can underbid my
competitor, for thi. contract because
of the savings which I shall be able
to effect in my other pubications. I
will be able to save reporters wage,
on 1250 words, the linotyper's wages
for setting them up, the proof-readers wage., and the head setters
wages, and so down goes my contract price."
I don't suppoM for a moment that
anything legal can be done about it
—after all the "Ubyssey" is not copyrighted, and I presume that a printers type metal is legally his own regardless ot whose contract he is executing; notwithstanding all this, I
am of the opinion that you, Sir, or
Council, or both shoud look into the
matter  immediately,
Yours sincerely,
Editors Note: We see no harm in
mutual co-operation between the
Publications Board and the printers
of the "Ubyssey." In any case this
matter will come under the jurisdiction of a committee recently appointed to look into all news published in extra-mural papers.
The A.I.E.E. branch will hold its
first meeting of the term at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, October 6, in Mech. Eng. III.
Two papers are to be given by senior
students: "The Lois River Hydroelectric Development" by R. W. Klinck,
and "Line Starting Equipment for
Large Synchronous Motors" by L.
Williams. All students planning to enter electrical or mechanical engineering are especially invited to attend.
ePf?odrrr6ltbay SeVSf^tfo^t «*"*« °S wU1 M °ther <0Urnament
the meetings. They are not trying
to obtain the students' Interest. They
believe they can carry* on without
the help and cooperation of the student body. If they'sincerely thought
that cooperation was a necessity they
would at least have attempted to
bring more of the undergraduates together to tell them so.
Of course the students are also to
be blamed. There were over 1100 who
didn't attend. Most of these were
not Interested. Many of them were
certain they would miss a lecture If
they went.   Some never knew about
Nevertheless, Council should be
able to do something about it. All
activities around the campus could
be cancelled, and common-rooms
could be locked. Fraternities and sororities could do something for their
Alma Mater by turning out in full
strength. Attendance could be taken
and regular absentees could be penalized. Notices could be posted in
the common-rooms and bus-stand.
If Council cannot remedy the situation they might hire the great Silo
Vance to work on the case. He'd be
very glad to do it, I'm sure.
And another thing. The treasurer's
report could have been printed In the
Ubyssey. If so, it would have been
dispensed with in a minute or so.
The Council's policy for the coming year has nothing to do with the
question of Student Mlf-government.
At least, I never heard the President
mention it in hU "speech from the
throne." Yet here i. what he raid
last spring: "The chief issue at present is whether or not we are to have
or are to have in the future Student
Governmeht-if I have the good fortune to be elected then I will make
an endeavor to have this matter
thrashed out."'
That was his one Important plank
In hi. platform. Is he making such
-an endeavor now, or i. he going to?
We *nt know. He nid he would;
but that was before we elected him.
Even I cast my vote for him. 1 wonder if it was wasted.
R. M.
An open meeting of the Physics
Club will be held on Wednesday, Oct.
"(th, at 3:00 p.m., In Science 200. Dr.
J. G. Davidson will be the speaker.
The election of officers for the
coming year will be the purpose of a
meeting of the Chemistry Society to
be held to-day in Science 300. All new
members are urged to attend by the
retiring executive*
V. C. u.
W. M. Robertson will be the speaker at'the V.C.U. meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Aggie 100, at 12:05. He
will take as 'his subject "Things that
Cannot be Shaken," which should
prove of great Interest and benefit to
everyone. Mr. Robertson is not new
to out midst but has been heard here
on several occasions, each appearance
being greatly appreciated by all who
heard him. Everyone Interested Is requested to be present and to enjoy his
Daily meetings of the group are also held In Arts 204, at 12:05.
The Law Club will hold its first
meeting of the year in the S. C. M.
Room, Aud. 312, on Wednesday, Oct
7th, at 8 p.m. Speaker, Mr, F. K. Collin..
Dr. J. A. Nicholson, former Registrar of McGill University will address
pre-medlcal student, and all other,
interested in Art. 100, on Wednesday,
at 3 p.m. Members of the faculty are
The first turnout of the Mason Is
scheduled for tonight at 8.00 in the
gymnasium. All the member, and any
other, who are Interested are asked
to come out.
Meeting, Thursday, October 8th, at
,7:30 p.m., in the S.C.M. room, Auditorium building. Report, of Ann Arbor and Pacific Area Conferences. All
members, pleaM attend.
S. C. M.
On Wednesday evening, at 7:30, the
S.C.M. is holding its opening at the
home of Mrs. Gibb, 3845 West 36th.
Speakers for the evening are Margaret Muirhead and Kathleen Hockin,
who will speak on the Pacific Area
Conference of last June,
Dean Bollert will give a welcoming
address to the members and friend.
of the society.
•    •    •
Murray Brookes, national Mcretary
of the Student Christian Movement,
will be welcomed a. leader of that organization', camp at Copper Cove, October 10th-12th. Mr. Brooke. 1. making hi. first trip to the coast since 1929.
S.C.M. official, state that the camp
i. open to anyone who care, to go.
Those wishing to go should register
before 3 vp.m. Wednesday, at Auditorium 312, where full particular, may be
obtained. A list of study grouped open
to all students will be found pooled in
the nme room.
All thoM interested in the Parliamentary Forum are invited to attend
the opening meeting in Arts 108, on
Thursday at noon. The program for
the year will be outlined and organization completed in anticipation of
early activity. The intercollegiate debaters will, In all,probability be selected from the members of this forum, since the purpose is to develop*
through the forum a number of experienced debaters. All forensic hopefuls should be present.
A meeting of those interested in the
formation of a Centre of the Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada at
Vancouver, will be held in Room 200,
Science building, University of B. C,
on Wednesday, Oct. 7th, at 8:15 p.m.
International Club
Since the disbandment of the International Club at this University,
the Vancouver International Club has
offered a reduced fee of $1.00 to all
students of the University interested
in the work ot the society.
The payment of this tea entitles
Initiations Weaken
It seems that the University of
B. C. will alone be left as a placo of
stiff initiations for Freshmen. For
we see that at Haverford, Pennsylvania, first nights now mean only cordial welcome and a few short speeches, and at Washington the Frosh will
wear numeral pins. They're gonna
pin them down all right, but in a
slightly different manner than by using green hats and paddles.   Tho in-
tho student to full membership in thetroduction of new, small gold pins—a
club, and all the privileges incident 'w' surmounted with the class of 1935
thereto. Those interested nre asked numerals-marks the beginning of a
to get in touch with Dean Bollert,now Washington tradition. O nura-
telephone Bay. 2432-R.
erology whither hast thou led us!
W. U. S.
Formal   meeting   of   the   Women's
Undergraduate  Society,  on  Wednesday at 12:00, in the Auditorium.
•    •    *
All those interested in the Fashion
Show please attend a meeting in Arts
100, at 3 o'clock Friday.
With most of last year's principals
back, and with much new talent in
evidence, Mr. Williams is cheerfully
confident that the success of the "Pirates of Penzance" will be repeated
this year in another Gilbert and Sullivan opera.
Bob Brooks and Frank Snowsell
are back with enthusiastic queries of
"When do we start?" while Wilson is
to be seen around the society's club
room in his off periods. Alice Rowe
and Betty Smith are back, brimful of
energy as usual, so there Is not much
doubt as to the enthusiasm of the Society. Altogether, this year shows
more promise of being a huge success
than any have so far.
The Book Exchange will be open
at noon only from now on to accommodate any demand. A considerable
supply of texts still remains for all
elementary courses, and a varied selection for higher courses. People desiring books should leave their names
and text wanted on the notice board
provided in the Quad., and they will
be notified if the text is on hand.
Cheques will be issued at the end
of this week to those who left books
for sale. Further announcement of
this will be made later.
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HANDBOOKS (This Year's)
TOTEMS   (Last Year's)
Room 303 Auditorium ir «"3TV" - jr?"1-? * r-
Tuesday, October 6, 1931
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The Great
Hand book Mystery
Part Four
The roaring increased moment by
moment. Tremblingly we crouched in
the inky blackness waiting for the
horrible death which was sweeping
down upon us. Instinctively I f^oped
for Emile's hand. Together we huddled, forgetting in the awful suspense that such a great person as
Silo Vance existed. "So long Emile,"
I chocked.   "How the Pub. will miss
Emile said not a word, but only
pressed my hand In a farewell tfiip-
Second  after secqnd   passed,   and
yet the crushing wall of water did
not come.
"Emile,"    declared    SUo    Vance,
"Your logic 1. all haywire.  Your inference is not supported by the evidence. Where you made your mistake ia in your judgment.  Like this:
I hear a rushing noise,
Water makes a. ruining noise,
Therefore the noUe 1. water.
Really quite ab«urd."
"Ahf" I cried, "I think I have it.
"Have what?" Mid Emile.
"The reawn for the nolM. It',
probably the bu. pawing by overhead."
"Banzai!" (JapaneM for panay)
ylpped Emile, "You're right."
"Then," Interjected the abnormally
calm SUo Vance, "let u. Mt about
opening the door. We could do it if
we had tome »up."
"I have *om«." I guped.
"Where," (marled Silo.
"Here, on my vert. I got it in the
Caf. yeeterday. A darn Troth bumped
my tray and milled it on me. Maybe
I can .crape it off."
Vance chilled me with a horrible
hiss. «OMar," he bit out, "you
tempt me at time.."
Emile came to my rewue. Turning
in hi. track., according to the splash-
ea, he commenced once more to wander down the dram.
"Emile," I cried, "Where are you
going?   May I come too?"
A Miie. ot splashes wa. my only
answer. Then a Joyou. «hout boomed
along the tube. "Owarl Silo! I've
found an open door."
Breathlessly we scrambled after the
mighty man.
"Here," hlwed Emile.   "Thi. ride,
Surely enough there wa. a door,
identical In every detail to the one
we had unsuccessfully tried to open.
Prom the aperture came a high
whirring sound that rose to a high
crescendo and then sank to a gurg-
ling finish. Like a bloodhound on a
hot scent, Emile dove through the
doorway. SUo Vance wa. right after
him; I wa. a good third.
Sorting out the tangle we had landed in, we cautiously stole along the
passageway toward the unknown
sound. '
"Stop," Mid EmUe, and turned
back to bar the open door behind
us. "Now purauit can never reach u..
Let', advance."
Emile took the lead. For a long
time we crept forward, not knowirlg
what to fear.
(To Be Continued)
Back to the Days of Radio Craze
In this modern age when radios
have advanced to such a state of perfection we sometimes forget the radio in  its elementary stages.     The
following article will perhaps recall
"Yes," said our hostess, "It's wonderful what the wonders of modern
science are doing to the home. Look
at our radio, we turn the dial and
we get music and wonderful programs from everywhere."
At that moment she turned the
switch of the huge radio to illustrate
her idea and it commenced it's mut-
The beat of the tom-toms—the
muffled cries of incantations, shriek
upon shriek rising higher in peace-
shattering noises—weird wails, un-
namable, haunting and shudder-provoking, reminiscent of cannibalism—
wild war cries rising in a fierce crescendo to an Inhuman pitch—mutter-
ings, groanlngs, animals In pain, uttering death cries; death rattles-
heavy gun-fire booming, then the
staccato-like bark of the machine gun
the droning of heavy shells hurtling
through space on a grim mission—
a thousand motor noiws like a thousand Ford, gone mad—Innumerable
screeching of gear, going from high
to reverM, the swift crash of two
meeting aeroplanes—then the dulcet
tones of your hosteu Mylng, "I'm
sure I don't know what', wrong with
tho radio tonight but usuully It
work, beautifully. Let', have another program."
There came soft .trains of music
through I. 0. U. and th. courtesy ot
the Harrison Bros., and the "Mayonnaise" by Chopin and that great opus
"The Song Without Word.," the refrain of the latter being sung and
played by the HarrUon Harmony
A burst of note. Indicated that the
music had started. Immediately there
came further enhancement, in the
way of gargling nobws which apparently meant aomeone wa. ringing.
Our hostess enlightened u. with
the information that the crooning
troubadour of the air wa. Mrenadlng
the microphone.*
This over, the announcer insisted
on giving the "correct time" according to all the scientific appliances
which he had arranged before him.
No one in the world can stop an announcer from giving the "correct
time"—it Is apparently his duty and
an ancient custom and a sacred rite
not to be lightly regarded. He rings
a' gong or blows a musical note and
four or five minutes later gives the
"correct time," interspersed with rattle of tin-can. and boiler-work associations a. she turned the dial.
Suddenly..a booming voice informed
an unknowing world of indisputable
facts: "This program originates at
Ashtabula, Oskosh, and is brought
to you through the courtesy (it is
amazing the amount of courtesy distributed in the night by courteous
commercial concerns) of the Harrison Brothers, makers of edible pie-
plates and duo-art cigar stands. If
you haven't a Harrison Brothers tin
pie-plate in your home, go to your
local dealer at once and buy one at
once for a home is lost without its
Harrison Brother, edible pie-plate
and duo-art cigar stand. If your
local dealer cannot furnish you with
one of these indispenMble household
mechanisms, phone us at I-O-U. All
the world i. now becoming utenril
conscious and is realizing the crying
need for bigger and better and tastier pie-plate, and cigar stands; so
Harrison Brother, are doing their
best to help further civilization—and
don't forget folk., next week 1. pic-
plate and cigar week."
The next number, brought to you
are crooning, of songs like "Ain't I
So Lonely, Taint CauM I'. Homely,"
and accompanied on what Mund.
like mw. and fUe. end the program.
A lengthy rlgamarole of definitions
m to originations and courtesies of
th. program "brought to us," finally
stop, the radio', burbling and
babbling In a major key and bring.
It down to a minor key until the hostess put. it out ot its misery by turn-
big off the power.
We left her and the radio to wonder about the wonder, of Kience on
the way home.—H. K.
Away back in Fairview days, when Shrdlu Etaoin was but a
puny stripling, someone started writing funny stories. After
some hesitation and trepidation on the part of the Editor- in-
Chief one of these stories found its way to the third page of our
worthy journal. From that point on the page was 'made.' Humorous and alledgedly humorous articles were daily laid at the
feet of Shrdlu Etaoin, Muse of Muck, as sacrifices; some to be
spurned as unworthy of notice, others to be published for no
reason at all. Because of the notorious gullibility of the student
body as a whole, these stories rapidly gained in popularity until
a whole page was given over to them. Then an Editor was needed to run the page that Muck built. Far and wide searched the
Editor-in-Chief for a man mighty enough to edit such a page.
For many moons he travelled up and down, far and near, only
to return, his quest unfinished. And lo—there in the very office
from which he had set forth he found his man. A quiet fellow,
but one worthy of great deeds. Approaching him in true editorial style our chief brusquely snapped. "Get out, you're fired."
For a moment the stranger stood in silence, and then began
to weep. "Alas," he sobbed, "my future as a Feature is a flop."
"Stay but a moment," cried the Editor, "don't go yet. Sure
talent as yours cannot pass unnoticed. From this day henceforth you shall be known as Editor of Muck.  I have spoken."
And so dear reader my story ends.
*   *   *   *
We had an awful job getting our Handbook Mystery heroes
out of the situation- we left them in last time. Next time we'll
be more careful and not put them in such impossible places.
However the story still goes rambling on; Emile is still Emile,
and everything is hunky-dory.
Dear us. (equivalent to "dear me") we have made a mistake.
Oscar Scribblewell got in last issue by mistake. He's such an
energetic young fellow that he pops up in the most unexpected
places Shame on you, Oscar. You should know better. This
issue will remedy the mistake.
Prominent Grad.
The light, along the street shone
Star, twinkled up above,
The moon a yeUow crescent In the
Reminded  me  of  cheese—and love.
I hurried onward to the home
Where dwelt my lady fab*.
I mw the maid and then I Mid
My sweetheart wasn't there.
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In thi. article it 1. not my intention to cover the whole ground of
Stage Deportment hi the few words
at my disposal. Consideration of my
readers' feelings and the Editor forbid it, It Is, however, with great
pleasure that I take up my pen hoping that it finds you as it leaves me
at present. A few words of advice are
I feel, in order. Stage Deportment
ha. been much abused in late years.
I have frequently listened to abuse
on thi. subject—by manager., bad
managers, and stage managers—that
should have been Mved for the
ThoM of you who are not interested in Stage Deportment may ask
for their money back and spend it
on a grand piano. Those of you who
cannot, play the grand piano may a.
well read on.
Now, what i. thi. Stage Deportment?. Obviously It is, at first right,
merely deportment on the stage. But
I ask you, i. thi. all? And, before
you reply, may I beg of you to study
the question seriously, and If you
find that you cannot, enclose a
stamped envelope, pleaM do not re.
ply at all.
Let u«, first of all, mo where the
term comes from. It Is not necessary
to take English 22 to follow my explanation. If you are careful to choose
the wrong dictionary, Stage Deportment is defined a. coming from the
Greek, Staggeo, "I stagger," and Dl-
Portos-mantos, meaning "I carry two
portmanteaux." This clearly signi
fie. that the real meaning of the
word is, "To stagger with heavy
luggage." It is undoubtedly derived
from the time when actor, could
really outwit their landladies. The
words, like all word, that once had
a different meaning, nowadays mean
something entirely different. It has
been argued that the real meaning
of the phrase is, "Damn all stage
luggage." If you will take yourself
and a sandwich to the depot when
the vaudeville artist, come In, you
will probably hear this phrase from
the lips of the stevedores of our .own
Metrol - Metrolo - Meptro - Vancouver.
The originators of this phrase are
probably rather dead by now, so it
is impossible to get them to confirm
either interpretation. The only living
representative of the Greek race that
we consulted, could only go so far
as to offer to toss us double or quits.
It has therefore been left to the
writer of this article to discover the
only real, authentic, and genuine
meaning of the words "Stage Deportment." It came to htm in one
of those rare flashes of insight on
"Life as it Really Is," for which the
writer is famous.
Briefly then, the words "Stage Deportment"  indicate the entering of a
stage  without  tripping over  a   rope,
falling Into the orchestra, crawling In upon all fours, or any other
such unrehearMd effect. It means not
turning your back to the audience
when there is » possibility of one of
them still having an unwanted
orange in his possession. It means
being able to walk from one side
of the stage to the other without
knocking down the fireplace.
If you come on In dress clothes,
(this for male reader, only,) mo that
It 1. a perfect fit, and that the trousers are nicely creased. A permanent
creaM may be created by applying
glue to the Inside of the trouser leg.
along the creaMS, which are then
prewed In the usual way. Thi. either
work, or it doe. not. I mean to My,
you either get a creaM guaranteed to
last for year, and to sharpen all your
pencils, or etae you get another pair
of pant..
I mention the foregoing only be-
cbum confidence i. vitally neceuary
and what can give more confidence
than properly creaaed trouMrs?
Aside from thi. view of the matter,
It will be found that a alight inward
motion of the knee. give, a rattling
sound that is a very deceptive iml
tatlon of applauM, which, with a
"dead" audience, is very comforting
and helpful.
First impressions last. May I My
—and I don't mo how you are going
to stop me now I've started—that the
first word In the preceding sentence
Is an adjective while the last word is
a verb. Do not, therefore, enter the
stage wiping your noble brow with
a handkerchief, remarking that its
as hot as Hades, and you wonder
why the devil someone doesn't open
a few windows. This is not good
Stage Deportment. Quite the contrary.
The actor should enter with a
bright smile. There la, of course,
a medium in all things, and It is not
necessary to give the impression that
one more inch and you'll resemble
the first stage of eating the breakfast boiled egg; upon the other hand,
it is not wise to go too far in the
way of self-restraint, and produce a
pained smile suggesting that someone has light-heartedly stuck a pin
in a tender part of your anatomy and
that you haven't had time yet to
get it out, but are determined to look
pleasant at all costs.
Too much attention cannot be given to your method of leaving the
stage at the end of an act. Rehearse
this part. Otherwise you may bow
gracefully, and walk backward Into
one of the wings, which is not dignified. Be quite certain of the spot
on which you are standing. To look
anything but hurt and disappointed
when a half a ton of velvet curtain
descends on the nape of your neck,
in the middle of your bow, is nearly
Impossible,    Do not  commence  your
farewell too near the footlights. If
your retreat i. cut off by the curtain, it is difficult to acrambU back
the best way you can, and hope to
deceive your audience Into thinking
that that was what you Intended to
do in any case.
Tact is also very necessary. It is
almost always unwise to be offensive
to people at rehearwls until you have
been Introduced to them. It 1. also
a breach of etiquette, and quite contrary to the rules of Stage Deportment to show your disagreement with
another actor by the simple
process of knocking him Into a
heap In the middle of the stage. This
U not only bad deportment, it 1. also
damn silly. No one can deport him-
Mlf with a black eye and a cauliflower ear. To look at all graceful
under theM condition, would tax the
abilities of a born genius.
The performer should always walk
with hi. head erect, a. though he
"owe. not any man," even though his
landlady happen, to be in the audience. Thi. give, him an appearance
of Mrenlty and doIm and incidentally
expand, hi. chert. Thi. not only
serves to make him look noble and
commanding, but also make. hi. suit
fit better, and fill, up the gap cauMd
by the absence of the last two or
three day. dinner, sometimes caused
by rehearsals and sometimes by the
lack of trust of the aforementioned
landlady, who ha. probably never
read the "Village Blacksmith," and
who wouldn't care a hoot even If she
This keeping the head erect is important. The actor must have a good
carriage. I do not refer to a Packard or a Cadillac; that is something
entirely different. The best way to
acquire a good carriage is to take
lessons in fencing. To the uninitiated may I explain that this ha.
nothing to do with receiving stolen
goods, which is a most respectable
and flourishing business, quite out
of reach of the mere actor.
Probably your greatest trouble will
be with your hands. This is a very
real problem. It I had the hands of
some actors I have seen, I wouldn't
know what to do with them either,
and that's a fact. You must not, of
course, keep them in your pockets
all the time; neither must you keep
fhem in another person's pockets,
even for only a few minutes. This is
not considered correct. If left to simply flap about the stage, however,
they create a draft which is unpleasant to the audience. It really seems
that the best thing to do is to leave
your hands in the dressing-room—
and yet I don't know—it makes it
very awkward, doesn't it?
My next essay will be on Rabbit-
hutches, Knitting-Needles, and the B
Flat Oboe.
Ed. Note-Not If I know it.
I wandered homeward wondering
Just why I had been Jilted
She waa a gal! and how I mined
her now.
My heart within me wilted.
I wondered how I'd get along,
Without her by my ride,
And then, she even tued to lend me
So I lay'down and died.
For the Smart-Aleck department
—How do you write this? There
are three (to's, two'., too*.; in the
English language.
The above portrait Is that of Rufus
W, McGoofus, eminent Varsity grad.
Mr. ^fcGoo/u«' name was erroniously
published under the picture of Oscar
Scribblewell in a previous issue of
this paper. Pardon us Mr. McGoofus.
Dr. Sedgwick: "The things in life
go into poetry in spite of hell, high-
water and prohibition."
Prof. Drummond (in Ec. 1.): "No
private property—no gangsters."
Min Qrelg (To male student):
"Bring, your lip. forward to me."
Dave Todd: "Why are Santa Clau.
and President Hoover alike?"
Sweet Young Thing: "I can't
D. P. Todd: "BecauM they've both
got beard, except Hoover."
Litany  Coroner
Has gone.
So has
My laughter
And also
Poor Grantham's
Two bits.
Ole pal!
Two bits!
Really ever
Can tell
The Litany
Is going'to
Be like. .
As I sit
At the typewriter
I look
Out of
The window
And chuckle
To myMlf
I'm the only
That know..
rint Cuw. Shoo Repairing
Bert Material UMd
4529 10th Avenue West
The Ridgewell
Lending library
3494 Dunbar (near 19th)
Tit Bay. Tlftf
IT hi the unswerving policy of the British
Columbia Electric Railway Company to
encourage British Columbia Industrie* by
tho purchase of B.C.-mode goods wherever
From the 70,000 Ions of British Columbia
cool used in the making of gas to the cloth
from which its uniforms ore made, the B.C
Electric buys every possible article from a
home industry.
Next to British Columbia goods, the B.C.
Electric buys Canadian goods and then
British goods.
Practically the entire Ruskin development
costing ♦7,000,000.00 was built of British
Columbia or Canadian materials.
Page Four
Tuesday, October 6, 1931
U.BX. Wins and Loses
In Opening Struggles
In Millar Cup Series
In the drenching downpour on Saturday afternoon, the two
Varsity Senior Rugby team played their first games against the
Ex-Techs, and the Occasional. Both games were fast and
judging by the fine exhibition of form, co-ordination and teamwork displayed, the prospect of the University obtaining possession of the Miller Cup is exceedingly bright.	
The first game  against the Ex-*
Whos Who in Sport
Tech. wa. close and well contested.
For the first half the Technical, had
a riight advantage as they worked
well together and out-weighed Var-
rity In wild beef, but the students
soon rallied and from half time on
showed form that completely baffled
the Ex-Techs. Ed Senkler scored for
Varrity and converted.
The Mcond game against the Occasional, wa. the most Interesting of
the games played on Saturday, for in
U, Varrity wa. fighting against an
ex-Varslty team.
The game wa. a marvellous exhibition in spite of the muddy field and
greasy ball, and the final score 6-0
is not Indicative of the game, both
count, of three being made on penalty
kick., neither team scoring a toy.
Early in the Ex-Tech game, Varsity was hard presMd, but Hamber,
who played an excellent game at
full-back, proved himself time and
again by many fine kicks to touch.
By the efforts of the forwards and the
three, the Blue and Gold team pressed Ex-Techs, and In spite of the superior weight of the Techs, forced the
ball to the enemy', lines. Stobie for
Varrity blocked many Tech effort,
while Pearson of the forward, wa.
continually on the ball and proved a
real menace to Tech.
In the second half Varsity had all
the edge and many scrimmages were
hold on the Tech line, resulting ultimately in Senkler worlng and converting hit own try. The Ex-Techs
attempted many threatening runs, but
the Varrity three, ran them back.
Moyes, a newcomer to Varrity, proved
himself Invaluable, his fine tackling
and broken field running being a decided asset to his team. Bill Gulre
so played an excellent game.
iUls at half played a heady game,
while Chris Dalton showed up in tome
atjkllar run.. Dave Pugh at fullback,
paying his first game for Varrity, did
good work in that poaltlon. Oaul,
Barratt and Mercer showed then*
usual speed and brilliance on the
threes. AU in all, it was as close a
game and m fast a. could be desired
in spite of the sloppy field.
Aw Gee! No Fan-
Inspector: "Got away, has he?
you guard all the exits?"
Country  Constable:  "Yes, but we
think he must have left by one of
the entrances."
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Best Wishes
U.B.C. Season
McKechnie Cup star for the last
thre years, prominent Big Block club
member ond co-holder of the Vat'
•Up 220 yard record are the outstanding athletic features of one,
Robert Gaul. Small, but extremely
fast and tricky. Bob it one of the
biggest asset* in V. B. C. .port, while
hi. spirit of pood sportsmanship has
earned him an enviable record on
the campus.
»M—»M—Mt|Mm!ILlL.W—lllMl ■»"i" fii.iMi
There is one of the listed major sports at
U. B. C. that has been gradually declining of
late years until it has reached a state of semi-
consciousnesssoto speak. At one time
Track was a flourishing sport at the University
of B. C, today an ambitious executive is attempting to regain this honored position for the
club. And there is little reason for the present status of the sport, excepting, perhaps a
lack of interest among the club officials. Each
fall the Western Canada Intercollegiate Athletic Association sponsors a meet in which the
Universities of the West compete. Last year
at Edmonton U.B.C. was represented but when
the contest opens in Winnipeg this month the
Blue and Gold squad will be noticeable by its
absence. Students' Council presumably has
decreed that lack of interest in the sport makes
it impossible to finance the trip.
Here we come upon a catch. Next fall the
University of B. C. expects the prairie ^Colleges
to send teams to Vancouver for the W.C.I.A.U.
track meet of 1931. From such a meet, we understand, Varsity would get the entire gate receipts. But then is it fair to expect Manitoba
to send a team here when we have failed to put
in an appearance in Winnipeg? Furthermore,
it is quite possible that with the defaulting
of the U.B.C. squad this season the 1932 meet
will be awarded to another of the prairie Universities, and we will have at least four more
years to wait.for an intercollegiate track contest on the coast.
If there is anything that would revive interest in the track at the University of British
Columbia it would be this Western Canada Intercollegiate Meet, and if, as we have been informed, the entire gate receipts are paid to the
home team, then we feel that someone has erred in banning the trip to Winnipeg, for the expenses incurred could be easily met by the income from the contests in Vancouver next fall.
*     *     *
One of the hardest hit of the sports on the
campus this fall has been the Women's Basketball Club. Of the eight girls that last year
brought the B. C. title to Varsity for the second
successive year, only three remain to defend
the Provincial Crown, and Coach Jack Barbarie must start again, rebuilding an almost entirely new team. In the past U.B.C. has always
ranked high in the Women's Senior Basketball
Circles, and it is up to the newcomers to assist
in retaining the prestige of former years. A
girl does not need to have senior experience to
turn out for the sport, and the exercise obtained is almost invaluable so we would impress upon the co-eds, the necessity of supporting the hoop club this time.
Students Lose Second
Grid Battle To V.A.C.
On Rain-Soaked Field
V.A.C, working with most excellent line work and wonderful running in the back-field defeated the Varsity gridders 13-1
in a hard fought battle at Athletic Park Saturday night.
In spite of very adverse conditions and a scarsity of Varsity
supporters it was a first class game. The blue and gold team
were "in there" till the last whistle blew and the score is no indication of the Varsity play.
When that Class
Dance or Social
Event takes place.
A touch of novelty
and originality that
helps to make the occasion a success will
be seen on the Dance
Programmes, Invitations or Menus when
they are printed at
V.A.C. Grid Team
WiuCity Battle
V. A C.'s. fighting line proved too
strong for Varsity in a Canadian
Rugby fixture played Saturday at
McBrlde Park, the blue and gold
taking if on the chin to the tune of
It was a sloppy game played over
an even sloppier field. Rain poured
down throughout, making good handling Impossible. Despite this fact,
Varsity got away several good forward passes, and the Vacs' line was
In constant danger in the last half.
The students proved that their line,
was as sound as could be desired at
this stage of the season. They have
weight and know how to use it. The
outstanding fault seemed to be signal
trouble, and this will undoubtedly
improve later on in the schedule. As
a matter of fact, Varsity supporters
were well pleased with the condition
of the men, and you can take it from
any follower that the boys will hit
their stride soon.
V. A. C. opened the scoring In the
first quarter when Patmore of Varsity blocked a team-mate's kick.
This gave the Vacs, one point. They
added to this with a punt to tho
deadline by Blossom. Five minutes
later they went over for .a touch.
In the second quarter Blossom again
kicked to the dead-line for V..A. C.'s
final score. Faced with an eight point
deficit, the students went Into the
last quarter determined to even the
count. Sturdy bucking by Bill Vroo-
man and Patmore brought Varsity
close to the Vacs' line,. Mark Collins
showed that his activities are not
confined to Students' Council by
plunging over for five points. The
convert failed. Encouraged, the blue
and gold fought in earnest, and although they kept the ball in rival
territory, could not get over.
Bill Vrooman, Patmore and Hag-
gerty performed well in the back-
field but the team as a whole seemed
to feel the absence of both "Little
Bill" and "Big Bill" Morrow.
Varsity: Wrinch, Stewart, Wilson,
McCrimmon, Wilson, McKnlght,
Mathers, MacGregor, Brlcker, Johnson, Haggerty, Collins, Patmore,
Young, Vrooman, Housser and
566 Seymour Street
When They Get the First Notes
Burglars entered a summer home
and hauled away a radio. They'll
wish they hadn't when it is time for
the next payment.—Life
Judge: "What proof have you that
your client is insane?"
Attorney: "Your honor, he thinks
he knows just what his insurance
policies cover."
The Students meet at
Soda Fountain
713 Georgia Street
Tasty After Show
Ice Cream
Opening Turnouts
Held By Natators
At Chalmers Tank
Students commenced "getting In
the swim" with the club's first practice held last night at Chalmers tank,
corner of Twelfth Avenue and Hemlock street. Regular practises are
being held there every Monday and
Thursday nights, the students having complete possession of the tank
from 8 till 10.    ,
Many of the old stars are out again
thi. year, the only great loss being
Ron Wilson, star middle-dUtance
man. Mary McClean, Marion Sang-
ster, Phyliss Boe and Jo McDiarmid
are a few of the women star, who
will be turning out. They are confident that promising material will
be uncovered in this year*. Freshette
class. Harry Andison, 27 second man
will be out to hang up a few records, and 'tis rumored that Bill Moffat', diving is as good a. ever. Laurence Harchmer will go after the
plunge events while Norm Qustaf-
son will prove useful in the relay
and medley races.
The men are looking forward to n
special relay race to be held In conjunction with the public schools gala
on October 31. The lower Mainland
Cup is up for competition to 5-man
relay teams, and V. A. S. C, Vancouver Y and Varsity have already
signified their intention of entering.
Varrity'. senior soccer team started Its Mason with a bang on Saturday, by downing a struggling Capilano eleven at Memorial Park. The
score wa. 4-2, but might easily have
been more for Varaity, as for the last
five minutes, the ball was continually In the Capilano goal-mouth.
Play at first wa. even, with the
Vanity back., strange to each other,
a little uncertain. Capilano took advantage of thi. and McManu. scored
the opening goal of the game for
Capilano. Vanity carried the ball
to the other end of the' field, end
Capilano had a lucky escape from
Laurie Todd's corner, and again from
a drive by Munday. They continued
on the attack for several minutes,
but lost a number of chances through
weak finishing. After three corners,
one of which Kozoolin narrowly
missed, the ball went to the Varsity
end. It returned quickly, and on a
play from centre, Dave Todd accepted a pass from Odie Munday to score
the equalizer. It was a terrific drive
which gave the goalie no chance.
Continuing on the attack, Varsity
took the lead on another goal by
Dave Todd. For some time the play
remained in centre-field, uritil Capilano began to press hard. They narrowly missed two goals, McDougall
clearing once, and the ball going
wide the second time, with Wright
out of goal. Varsity returned to the
attack for Kozoolin to fire in a hard
shot which went for a corner. Not
to be denied, he converted Vollans'
kick to give the blue and gold a
three to one lead. Half-time found
Varsity still attacking.
Varsity kicked off to start the second half, and scored within half a
minute on a beautiful play from
centre. Odie Mundie added this one
on a pass from Laurie Todd. End
to end play continued for a while,
the Todd wing being the centre of
the Varsity attack. Capilano finally
assumed the upper hand, and gave
the defense a hot time. In a scrim
mage in front of goal, a penalty was
given for tripping, Kozoolin being
the offender. This was converted by
Cook, giving Capilano their second
goal and ending the scoring for the
day. Varsity now took complete
charge, and for the last five minutes
rained shot after shot on the Capilano goal. The necessary punch
was backing, however, and the Blue
and Gold boys had to content there-
selves with a 4-2 verdict.
Outstanding on the Varsity eleven ... -.        „      _  . „
..    .Jr. . .     -_. .     ..   «     brand of soccer. They all seemed to
were the half-back., Costain, Kozoo-I^ m good conAmn ^d played well
Junior Soccerites
Drop Close Battle
To Burnaby Squad
Varsity Junior Soccer team bowed to
Burnaby Juniors to the tune of 1-0 at
the Upper Playing field last Saturday.
The students were forced to play ten
men throukhout the entire game owing to the non-appearance of Fred
Chu. In spite of this serious handicap
the U.B.C. squad played courageous
ly, holding their opponents scoreless
for over an hour and threatening the
Burnaby goal time and again.
The play, especlaly In the last half,
was first at one end of the field and
then at the other. However, the defence of both teams was sound, the
ful backs clearing in great style. The
only goal of the match was scored by
Blount, Burnaby left half, from a
distance of twenty yards. It was a
low hard drive which slipped under
the Varsity goalie as he fell.
For Varsity every man fought a
hard fight, BUI Roper, Pete Frattinger and Hughie Smith, all of last
year's team, being especially noticeable, Ralph Fletcher, also of last
year's Juniors and Don Atwater, a
newcomer, both dished  up a  good
Millar Cup
Varsity 3; Ex-Tech. 0.
U.B.C. 0; Occasional. 6.
Second Division:
Vanity 0; Rowing Club 0.
Third Division:
Frosh 3; Normals 3.
Big Four:
Vanity 1; V.A.C. 13.
Senior City:
Vanity 5; V.A.C. 8.
Second Division:
Vanity 4; Capilano 2.
Junior Alliance:
Vanity 0; Burnaby Jn. 1.
Clash With
All follower, of the English Rugby
code are looking forward with interest (and not a little speculation) to
the Occasional.-Var.ity game to be
played Monday next, October 12.
President Clarke of the Rugby
Club thinks his boys will give the
older team plenty of opposition. It
will be a true test of what happens
when grad meets undergrad. Clarke's
Judgment seems to be well founded
as the grads had a tough time in
turning back the U. B. C. by a 6-0
count. When the next game is played
the blue and gold will be represented
by a sort of all-Mar team, a. both
senior squads will be drawn upon
for the match. No one knows just
who will secure the coveted positions
and as a result the boys are putting
all they've got into their workouts.
Early morning practises are in order
now and everyone is going so well
that Capt. Nixon will certainly have
his work cut out for him wh«n he
comes down to the final selection of
the team.
The Occasionals, however, aru just
as confident that they can turn bdek
their ex-classmates. Names that
roeak Vanity history can bu seen
in their lineup. Everyona remembers, for instance, Phil Willis, the
boy who has played against every
outstanding team that has visited
Vancouver, including the Maoni, ihe
Japanese and the All-Blacks. Jack
Richardson, Varsity star of 1926, is
also included in their roster. He has
played on many Rep. teams since
that year. Monty Wood and Harold
Kelly are other "old timers" who
will bear watching. The latter played
a snappy game against U. B. C. at
Brockton Point last Saturday. Bert
Barrett, captain of Varsity s team
last year, is going strong, and it will
be interest! ig to see hoj' *, c ir« atv
brother Phil m the big game.
Al Estao^oK, Ken Marr .1 ..nl Bt't
Griffin last year's pack are working
for the "Zebras," as soiio ingenious
Individual o ibbed the old '.>oy< when
he noticed tleir many-hued jerseys.
Al.howevcr, \*cn't probib'./ hit ).ic
proper stndo until his oirt s,,le-k:ck
Bud Murriy, returns to the fray.
Bud, you ,v!U remember, ia the man
who hung .in a record Uui year by
scoring 311 tue team's points in <>no
English Ruggers
Play Tie Games
On Muddy Fields
In the Intermediate and Freshmen
Rugby games on Saturday, against
the Rowing Club and Normals respectively, Varsity fought both teams
to a draw, the first game being scoreless, while the Frosh drew 3-3.
The Intermediates playing Second
Division, showed up well against a
heavier and more experienced team,
and the fact that neither team scored
show, the strong defensive aggregation of Varsity. The forward,
worked like Trojan, for gain, but
the heavier Rowing Club was too
much. If the Intermediate, keep
playing a. excellent a game they are
assured of success, aa their opponent, were considered to be the
strongest team hi the league.
In the Frosh game the edge wa.
distinctly with the Frosh. their continued attacks on the Normal line
only being checked by the sloppy
field In which open-field running
was hazardous and uncertain.
The forwards were packing well
in the loose scrum, and continually
fed the threes for dangerous runs.
It is to these teams that Varsity
looks for material next year, for tho
Senior teams, and judging by Saturday's games there are already many
who are eligible.
Intermediates: Harcourt, Walker,
Smith, Sterling, Motherwell, Owen,
Falls, Moffatt, Barclay, Sumner,
Black, Dunmore, Ditmars, Cowan,
Frosh: Bedal, Malkin, McArthur,
Rolston, White, Martin, Wood,
Thompson, Stockvls, McKeown, Teal,
McRae, McDonald, Sanderson.
lin and McDougall. Of the forwards,
Dave and Laurie Todd formed a
strong wing. The whole line combined well and should give a splendid account of themselves this season. McOill was a strong back while
Grant's speed broke up many plays.
The team worked well as a unit and
should go a long way this year.
All women interested hi grass
hockey must turn out Wednesday,
October 7. If the weather Is fine the
practice will be at Connaught Park
at 3:30; if not, on the upper playing
field at 3 o'clock. Playen will meet
in the lower common-room a 3 o'clock. |
together. Time and again the ball wa.
taken up the wing, centered and shot,
but Frattinger proved a hard nut to
crack. Burnaby was best served by
Simpson, Blount, Knox, Nlchol and
The teams were: Burnaby—R. Edwards, Simpson, Knox, Blount, Nlchol, Shannon, Barwlse, Stokes, Say-
sell, M. Edwards, Lockwood.
Varsity—Frattinger, MacLeod, Roper, Fletcher, C. Smith, Atwater,
Ramsden, H. Smith, J. Smith, Mundie.
The boxing club will hold it's first
meeting in Arts 206 at noon today.
Executives for the year will be elected. All Interested In the "manly art
of self defense" are requested to put
In an appearance.
The Chief Said	
Studentshive no money!
"Aw, they got no money," the chief
"Well, wassa matter?" the sales-
manager asked, (he didn't attend
U. B. C), "don't they need clothes?"
(He didn't mean any particular freshman.)
"What if they do? Do we run a
student's relief?" The chief is a hard
"Sure we do!" That settled the
As a result of that "conference," students will be able to take advantage
of   tell
you next Friday.
But take a tip from a fellow who
knows what the Friday advertisement
will say	
Watch for the Ad on Friday
45 Hasting. Street East Sey. 8664
(On the No. 13 street car line)
This game has all the ear marks of
developing into a classic. Get the
picture. The grad will Imagine that
people think him too old for strenuous going. He will be out there to
show the undergrad that the*"old
dog" is capable of learning several
new tricks. Will there be a grudge
element? We think not. We do
think, however, that a lot of the
boys will take an inane delight in
"smearing" ex-teammates. The teams
will be well trained and evenly
matched; there will be a "human interest" element throughout. In short,
it looks like a game that should not
be passed up. Make your own bets
—grad or undergrad?
Time after time the Univenity
squad was within scoring position
only to lose possession, Gav. Dirom
the Varsity Ace, played one of the
sweetest games of his career, and
along with Art Murdock made gain
after gain, but it seemed that their
team did not have the final punch
to go over.
V. A. C. showed to better advantage on the wet field. They handled
the slippery ball better than Vanity
and were more sure-footed in field
They opened the scoring in the first
quarter when Shields kicked to the
dead line for one point. In the second
quarter, due to great line-plunging
and end runs that went for big gains,
the green and red squad went over
for two unconverted touchdowns. The
first five points were chiefly due to
the 30 yard run of Sonny Errington,
'which put the ball on the 3 yard line
and was taken over by Northey's
quarter-back sneak.
Immediately1 after, Merritt and Don
McKenzie bucked the ball up the field
to go over for another try. Varsity
rouged Shields behind the line for
their only point, as the half ended.
V.A.C. contented themselves with
line plunges in the 3rd quarter and
succeeded in keeping Varaity on the
defensive. There was only one point
scored in this quarter, when Shield,
kicked to the dead-line for one more
In the fourth frame Errington put
another one into the stands for an additional point and then Vanity staged
one of the greatest attacks of the
game only to be stopped by the final
Although Varsity were on the defensive most of the game they dished
dence moat of the game they dished
up a good brand of football when they
had possession of the ball. Every
member of the squad was in there
fighting, and if it hadn't been for
fumbles due to the slippery ball the
score would have been different.
The chief difficulty of the university was their defence. Time after
time the ends were sucked in to enable V.A.C. to go for big gains on end
runs. The secondary defense too was
a little shaky at times. This was the
chief reason the opposition gained so
many yards through the line. Hew-
ever there Is no doubt that Doc Burke
will correct this for the next game
and with this taken care of, the Blue
and Gold should come out on top
E— II Ml II 1 I 1 OI1I1H1K
University   Cleaners
lies?  and  Children's  Dress
aning, Pressing, Dyeing and
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Prices Moderate
i W. 10th Ell. 1539 R
Frank L. Anscombe
Dry  Cleaning  •  Pressing
Remodeling  -  Repau-s
4465 W. 10th Ave. P. G. 86
Call and Deliver
For All Games
Grass Hockey
Special Prices to Varsity
A. G. Spalding
& Bros.
Phone Trinity 5401-2
424 Hastings W.
Convenatlon and Diction, will be held for students by
'    For Particulars—Phone Trinity 5679 from 2 to 6 p.m.
University Book Store
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Loose-Leaf Note Books, Exercise Books and Scribblers
at Reduced Prices
Graphic and Engineering Paper, Biology Paper.
Loose-Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink.
Pencil and Drawing Instruments.
Crepe Paper for Masquerades, etc.
0 Phmit  POINT OREY 12.
fttttornrttg nf firttiBh (Uolumbia
K. W. MARTIN, Chairman □
D. S. McDIARMID, Secretary
W. A. SHILVOCK, Publicity
I. K. CAMPBELL, Finance
Dear Sir or Madam:
This letter is directed particularly to two classes of people: those who are friends of the University of British
Columbia, and those who have at heart a sincere interest in the welfare and healthy development of this province.
Its purpose is to ask for nothing but serious reflection upon the facts which it contains. Many people in the province have never been in close touch with the University; others have been, but have lost their connection with it.
That this should be the case exposes, not only the University, but the whole province to a danger which we have set
ourselves to combat. The danger which we foresee is, tnat through ignorance of what the University has accomplished, and through failure to realize how closely its aims and the welfare of the province coincide, the people of
British Columbia may ignore or misuse one of their most effective instruments for progress.
Before undertaking the task of doing what we can to prevent this threatened disaster, we wish to make our
own position clear. We do not deny that our personal interests are involved. But with them are involved also
the interests of the province to which we belong, and in which most of us will live. There are over 2.000
students attending the University at present; and the effect upon the province of raising the intellectual level and
improving the vocational powers of any 2,000 of its citizens must be considerable. But our interest does not stop
here; it goes on to the other students, now in High Schools and Public Schools, who will soon take our place as
undergraduates. In a very few years our interests and activities will be identical with yours at present. And
looking across those five or ten years we can see promises whose realization or failure will depend, not on anything which we can do then, but on what you do now. We are convinced that British Columbia will be less
capably administered, less prosperous, less far-sighted, and that the level of its economic and social conditions will
be lower if the effective working of the University has been interrupted. And we feel sure that the future,
immediate and ultimate, will always contain greater potentialities for improvement, and fuller possibilities of
realization, if its population receives a steady flow of people who have received such ideas and such training as
only a properly functioning university can give.
It is in the hope, therefore, that we may commence the period of our usefulness as citizens at once, by convincing you of the vital connection that exists between the welfare of the province and the continuous welfare of
its University, that we are undertaking this task. The plan we propose to follow is to distribute in a series of
letters, of which this is the first, information which is available to us, and which is of the utmost importance, alike
to you, to us, and to those who are now school-children in this province. We request that you will preserve these
letters, for we intend that collectively they shall demonstrate the truth of the two propositions which we are advancing through them, and in which we ourselves firmly believe, namely that,
An institution that is provincial should satisfy needs that exist throughout the province. That the University
fulfils this requirement may be demonstrated in two ways: (1) by indicating the duties which are performed by
the various departments of the University; (2) by indicating that the University is used by people from all parts
of the province.   The first of these, because of the space required, must be reserved for a later letter.
In considering the second a word of caution is necessary. Figures, for two reasons, somewhat distort the
existing conditions. (1) The number of students from a given area must be considered in relation to its population,
not its size. (2) There is always a tendency for families with children to move, often only temporarily, to centres
of education. In consequence of this a number of students give Vancouver addresses though they reside here only
for the period of their university attendance. However, in spite of these factors which concentrate attention on
Vancouver, an analysis made two years ago, shows that there are students from homes that are scattered throughout the whole of British Columbia. There are no less than 150 post office addresses listed within the province.
That this should be the case indicates clearly that the response to the University is provincial, no local, in
Another analysis, made in 1930, disposed, for British Columbia at least, of the myth that a university is a
"playground for the rich." It revealed the fact that the parents of students attending that year were engaged in
over 190 different occupations. A few items selected by chance from those enumerated will indicate clearly
their varied nature: Bakers, 5; Barbers, 2; Bankers, 2: Engineers, 49; Journalists, 3; Junkdealers, 3. In 1931 the
President's Report says that "while the mercantile, agricultural and professional groups predominate, no important profession, trade or calling is without representation". It further indicates that the first seven of these occur
in the following order: (1) Merchants (2) Farmers (3) Doctors (4) Railroad Employees (5) Professional Engineers (6) Lawyers (7) Clergy.
Not only do students come to the University of British Columbia from all parts of the province, and from all
occupational groups in it, but the large majority of them remain in this country when they graduate. A 1931
census shows that 81% of the graduates of this University reside in Canada; 77'v of them reside in British Columbia; 7% are in the United States (of these a considerable number are American by birth); and the remaining
12'f are distributed among Australia, the British Isles, China, France, India, Japan, South Africa, South
America and other countries.
Many of this last group eventually will return to British Columbia.   But whether they do or not, they are
serving the province effectively by carrying its name and interests beyond its own borders.
We hope that these letters will receive your careful consideration.   The second letter will follow soon.


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