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The Ubyssey Jan 12, 1934

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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
Basket Ball Must Become
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More Popular, Council Resolves
Council Discusses Eligibility. Soccer Status.
Track Meet With Victoria
It was resolved by Students' Council at their regular meeting on Monday night that a letter be sent to the president and
executive of the basketball club, requesting that some action be
taken within two weeks to promote a larger attendance at games
in the U.B.C. gym.
Collins' Opinion
Conversation of council members
with the basketball executive had
apparently been frequent. To Quote
Mark Collins, president of the A.M.
S.: "The games aren't properly advertised and basketball is going to
* the dogs. We should deliver an ultimatum that unless they take really
definite action in two weeks we will
either ask them to elect a new executive or appoint one ourselves."
Council did not make very specific
charges against the executive. The
advertising methods of the basketball
executive came in tor most abuse and
council were of the opinion that,
since they apparemly could not get
into the papers, they ought to try
placards and attempt to rouse some
enthusiasm in the high schools and
at the university itself.
More Eligibility
A minute from the men's athletic
executive proposed that upper-class
men, losing eligibility by poor marks
in the spring, be allowed to regain
it by good marks at Christmas, instead of having to wait all year till
next spring. This was not entirely
favoured, Mark Collins pointing out
that in many sports the.most active
time t_me 4n'*<ho-*pring.V)n MUtcn
Owen's suggestion it was decided to
revive the eligibility committee of
last year, consisting of the chairman
of the faculty committee, the presidents of Men's and Women's athletics,
the president of the literary and scientific executive and the president of
the woman's undergraduate society.
This commitee will consider special
cases. Eligibility of all students is
now being checked over.
Nanalmo Expedition
The 2nd division English rugby
team was given permission to play
in Nanaimo on Sunday, since it is
a regular league match and all games
in Nanaimo are on Sundays. A general meeting of men's athletics will
be celled to consider the soccer club's
application for major sport standing.
Mark Collins pointed out that this
might necessitate reducing the number of big block awards because of
expense. He said the council would
have to make up their minds to a
twenty percent cut in all budgets.
A uual meet of the track club with
Victoria Y.M.C.A. in Victoria on Jan.
19 was approved. The club was also
given permission to negotiate for a
meet in Tacoma on March 24 against
College of Pug .t Sound, on condition of a $75 guarantee and a trip
here next year by the American
The B. and W. Oil basketball team
will be permitted to practise ln the
Varsity gym from 8 to 9 on Wednesday evenings, Jnn. 10, 17 and 24.
E. V. Young is to be dramatic director for the Musical Society's production of "The Mikado." He will
be paid not leu than $50, and not
mora than $100. The amount he receives over $50 depends on how much
he can save the club in scenery. A
new constitution for the Musical Society was approved.
The council made no objection to a
debate between the Parliamentary
Forum and the law students' society
of Vancouver on the subject that
"Th's house will under no circumstance." fight for king and country."
U.B.C will take the negative. ~~
law studonts ir. assuming
financial :isk.
Stages Mikado
(See details below)
Balcombe Is New
Advertising Head
Due to the resignation of Don McTavish from th. position of advertising manager of the Ubyssey, because of stress of other duties, the
position has been taken over by Jack
Balcombe   of   Commerc.   '34.
B.iliombo was circulation manager
of   ho Ubyssey  last year.
Musicians Struggle
With Mikado Parts
Over The Holidays
The holiday season has not interfered in any wny with the activities
of the Musical Society. Members
who expect to take part soon in the
presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan's
Mikado barely have had time to enjoy holiday festivities amid a strenuous scries of rehearsals.
One of the practices, held at the
home of Betty Grant was novel in
character, lasting from two o'clock
in the afternoon until the early hours
of the following morning. Supper
provided a rest period between afternoon and evening practices while
the latter part of the evening took
the form of a Christmas party.
Final try-outs for the principles ot
the cast have been held this week. A
new constitution has been passed and
the newly elected executive will take
office immediately. Alice Rowe will
act as president, Biff Macleod, vice-
president; Margaret Cotter, secretary;
Kay Johnston, production manager.
A business manager is to be elected next week.
On Thursday, Jan. 18, the Society
intends to present a noon hour recital. Members are asked to consult
the club notiqe board for particulars
concerning rehearsals.
Royal Commission
Offers Scholarship
Sciencemen are reminded that the
Royal Commission for the Exhibition
of 1851 now offers annually three
research scholarships to Canadian University students.
These three scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of the governing bodies of Canadian Universities. The recommendations must be
received before the first of June.
They are of the value of £250 per
annum and are tenable for two years
at any approved Empire University
1 outside of Canada.
The candidate must be a British
subject under twenty-six who has*
completed at least three years of a
science course offered at a Canadian
University. The main qualification
is an indication of high capacity for
advancing science by original research. The candidate is expected to
submit a satisfactory account of the
Research work that he has alraady
performed. |
Carrothers Absent
For One Year
At Least
New "Brain Trust" Head Pays
Campus Visit
'Caesar and Cleopatra" By
Shaw, Spring Play Choice
Following his policy of keeping in
close contact with facilities at the
University of British Columbia in his
work as chairman of the Economic
Commission recently organized in
Victoria, Prof. W. A. Carrothers, head
of the department of economics, returned yesterday for a short visit to
the campus. He declared that he
will not return to his classes before
the opening of the fall term next
Prof. Carroth.rs stated that although the actual commitee was yet
to be organized, work was already
passing through his hands in preparation for the return of Premier
Duff Pattullo from Ottawa.
Especially concerned with the situation regarding agricultural conditions in British Columbia, the Commission is open to all suggestions regarding the subject, many of which
have already been received.
Marketing difficulties of the province are also being investigated, with
situations in other countries and
provinces being also under surveillance as an aid towards improving
local conditions.
Creation of the commission marks
a definite step towards provincial recovery, according to Dr. Carrothers,,
and, with final organization of the
commission taking place within ft
few weeks, absolute results for the
bettermen of the province will be
attained shortly.
Pubsters To
Crash 'Sun'
On Tuesday
The staff of the Ubyssey are to
publish next Tuesday's edition of the
Vancouver Sun. Following the precedent set several years ago, all the
editorial function of the down-town
paper will be assumed by the university journalists.
On Tuesday morning the regular
Sun staff will be able to sleep in,
play poker, or do what they please
while Ubyssey news sleuths ferret
out the topics of the day.
Ubyssey reporters will be assigned
to all the regular beats. Archie
Thompson will assume the arduous
City Desk while John Cornish will
occupy the 'slot' or News Desk.
Others at this desk, where experience is required, will be Pat Kerr,
Boyd Agnew, and Nancy Miles.
Tho regular Sun columnists will
be able to retire temporarily while
their duties are issumed by the earnest >oung iconoclasts from West Point
All other features of a non-syndicate nature will be edited by the college staff, with the exception of the
financial page. The Society Page will
be handled by Zoe Browne-Clayton
and Darrel Gomsry. Dick Elson will
be in charge of the sport page.
12:00 Arts 106, Track Club.
12:00 Arts 108, Swim Club.
Arts 204 at 12:10, Dr. T. J.
McCrossan on "Can We Believe
the Bible."
8:15 p.m. Vancouver Institute,
Percy Blengough, Arts 100.
5:00 p.m. Cosmopolitan Club,
Capt. Watson Armstrong, Siamese Consul to speak at 3845 W.
36th Ave.
8:00 p.m. Historical Society
will meet at the home ef Mrs.
Sherwood Lett, 4900 Angus
Drive. Norman Hacking will
read a paper on "Native Problems In South Africa."
12:00 Basketball Club, Arts
12:00 Arts 106, Canadian Rugby Club.
12:00 S.C.M., Japnncsc Consul
to speak on "Our Trade Rc-
lntlomi With Jnpnn."
Try-out Parts Are Distributed; Judging
"Caesar and Cleopatra," by George
Bernard Shaw, is to be the spring
play of The Players Club. This is a
spectacular production with a large
cast, and it means there will be no
Rehearsals are being rushed as
quickly as possible. On Tuesday, Miss
Dorothy Somerset, director, outlined
the plot at a general meeting of the
Players' Club. On Wednesday tryout parts were distributed. This afternoon the advisory board ofl the club
will sit in judgment and make the
preliminary selections for the part.
14 Cleopatra Aspirants
This year there are only two female
parts, but they both are good ones.
Consequently there are 14 aspirants
for Cleopatra, and seven for Ftata-
teeta, the nurse to the queen. The
girls are offered one more chance in
thc part of the boy king Ptolemy, who
may be played by either sex.
Caesar is the leading male character,
and four men are trying out for the
part. Three of them were in "Alibi"
last spring—Bill Sargent, Tommy Lea
and Gerald Prevost. Masala Cosgrave
and Margaret Stewart, trying for
Cleopatra, have also had spring play
experience. Still another is Harold
Lando, one of the five competing tor
the part of Rufio, Caesar's general.
Many Male Roles
There is no paucity of parts for the
men, there being nine important roles
Play Director
14 Aspire For Role Of
Cleopatra, 4 For
Proletariat Aspect
Of The Depression
Will Be Discussed
"Labour's view of the present economic crisis" will be the subject of
an address to be given by Mr. Percy
Bengough, vice-prssident of the Labour Trad** and Congteis of Canada,
before a meeting >f the Vancouver
Institute to be h.ld in the Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8:15 p.m
As a labour worker and a trusted
official of the labour movement, Y,i.
Bengough is excellently qualified to
present the point of view, not only
of the labour unions, but also of all
those dependent on wages for their
He represents 11,000 workers in 68
skilled or semi-skilled trades in the
federated labour movement of Vancouver and district.
As a life-long student of labour
problems he has been the representative of thc workers in Canadian
councils. He has also been the national representative at Geneva and
other international congresses.
It is understood that the greater
part of Mr. Bengough's address will
be devoted to the unemployment
problem—presenting the view of labour as to its wue solution.
for them, as weir as a plenitude of
decorative duties as soldiers and
slaves. The would-be Cleopatras, too,
will appear on the stage as attendants
and, ladies-in-walting.
Mis. Dorothy Somerset, the director,
will have a particularly heavy task,
but she proved her ability to produce
Shaw last year in the Vancouver
Little Theatre's presentation of "Back
to Methuselah," which she directed
and took to Ottawa for third place
in the Dominion Drama Festival.
Third Play of G. B. S.
The Players'  Club has previously
Friday Totem
Are Cancelled 1
done two plays of Shaw: "You Never
Can Tell" in 1923, and "Pygmalion"
in 1926. It is believed that this will
be the first time that "Caesar and
Cleopatra" has been acted in Vancouver.
The list o_ those trying out follows:
CLEOPATRA: Peggy Nasmyth, Margaret Cunningham, Margaret Buchanan, Audrey Phillips, Mary McGeer,
Estelle Matheson, Mina Bodie, Masala
Cosgrave, Betty Moscovich, Margaret
Stewart, Alice Daniels. Louise Kennedy, Constance Baird and Ethelyne
FTATATEETA: Molly Lock, Kath-
rlne Youdall, Elinor Bossy, Margaret
Palmer, Norah Gibson, Margaret Eck-
er, and Olive Norgrove.
CAESAR: Gerald Prevost, Bill Sargent, Tommy Lea and Leslie Allen.
RUFIO: George Francis, Tommy
Burch, Harold Lando, Prevost and
PTOLEMY: Margaret Buchanan, Kay
Coles, Constance Baird, Ethelyne
Chandler and Lloyd Hobden.
POTHINUS: George Johnston, Frank
Miller and Burch.
THEODOTUS:  Don McTavish  a*
LUCIUS: Herb Barclay, Burch a i
Hugh Palmer.
APOLLODORUS: Palmer, Johnston
and John Conway.
RA: Dave Fulton, Ed. Fox, Hobden
and Russell Twinning.
The Totem staff are working
overtime in an effort to make
the 1934 annual a success. The
co-operation of the student
body is needed above all. At
the present time many students
are neglecting to keep their appointments with the photographer as printed in the Ubyssey
Unless these appointments
are kept or the Totem office
notified, the whole schedule is
disrupted. Try and be on the
Auditorium stagte at the time
published. Hand in your time
table to the Pub office or Totem
office immediately.
John Cornish—I buy Liberty every
week and I think it's TERRIBLE.
Prof.    MacDonald    (to   English    2
class):   Miltcmds   got   you   where   he
wants you, that is, down in Hell.
All appointments listed for Friday
afternoon, Jan. 12, have been cancelled.    Students listed at this time
will   have  other   times   allotted   to
them.   The lists appearing below are
for  Saturday,  Monday  and  Tuesday
of next week.
If you cannot come at the appointed time kindly let the Totem .staff
know as soon as possible so that the
required change can be made. All
students are requested to be punctual.
9:00 Phyllis Wastover
9:05 Meryl Campbell
9:10 Rose  Chu
9:15 Doris   MacDiarmld
9:20 Florence Foellmer
9:25 George Luxton
9:30 William McGill
9:35 Ruth McKay
10:00 Guy Palmer
10:05 Sarah Chan
10:10 Faith Cornwall
10:15 Agnes Davie
10:20 J. Innes MacDougall
10:25 David D. Campbell
10:30 James Muir
10:35 Ivan Niven
11:00 G. D. Gregson
11:05 Margaret W. Reid
11:10 Frances Slmms
11:15 Dave Todd
11:20 Anne Zuback
11:25 Roy Eyre
11:30 Jessie W. Alston
11:35 Janey Findlay
11:40 John Sumner
9:00 Una Bligh
9:05 Audrey Munton
9:10 W. M. Keenleyside
9:15 Josephine McDiramid
9:20 Rita Uchiyama
9:25 Archie Thompson
9:30 Morley Neal
9:35 Josephine  Hennlng
10:00 Cliff Idyll
10:05 Mary Harming
10:10 Dorothy Z. Harris
10:15 Mary Timperly
10:20 Kelvin Arthur
10:25 Jack Balcombe
10:30 Donald Purves
10:35 Ted Madeley
11:00 Stewart Fraser
11:0.5 Andy Stirling
11:15 Pat Hurley
11:20 Betty Marlatt
11:25 Henry Barclay
11:30 Doris Salter
11:35 Sifl Swift
1:00 Fred Brooks
1:05 Haddon Agnew
1:10 T. Boyes
1:15 Mary  Burditt
1:20 Mary B. Jenkins
1:25 Andrew Guthrie
1:30 Clarence Hulley
1:35 .Paul Kozoolin
2:00 Rebecca Erenberg
2:05 Margaret J.  Reid
2:10 Beatrice   Cook
(Continued  on  Page  3)
DON'T forget to hand in your
time-table if you have not already done so.
DON'T forget to keep your
appointments'. If you cannot
keep it you must notify the staff
at once.
DON'T forget that all resitt-
ings will be charged for unless the fault is with the photographer.
DON'T forget to choose the
proof your want to appear in
the Totem, and let the photographer know at once.
DON'T forget to watch the
lists appearing in the Ubyssey
for your appointment.
National Armament
Attitude Defined
A new executive of officers were
elected and the future policy of the
International Relations Club was discussed at Its annual meeting Wednesday night at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. Carrothers.
George Luxton presented a paper
tracing the developments and achievements of the world Disarmament
Conference. George Dolsen then read
a paper on The National Attitudes
in the Present Disarmament Conference. Britain, France and United
States and Russia, said Mr. Dolsen,
are pacificts in temper but Italy,
Germany and Japan are taking
strong militaristic stands. Tlie world
Is biding its time restively with an
almost complete lack of confidence
after the Sino-Japanese conflict. For
this reason the world is returning to
competitive armaments and secret
Can we have international Peace?
To this question Mr. Dolsen replied
yes—if we want it and are willing
to sacrifice in the cause of peace to
the same extent as we do for war.
Canada has at least two means for
preventing war. Through her close
connection with the British Commonwealth and the United States she can
influence their policies for peace. On
her own account she may sever trade
The election of the president waa
deferred and the following officers
elected: Vice-president, Helen Taylor; secretary, Joan Clotworthy; Committee, Estelle Matheson and George
Scholarship O.irds are now ready
at the Registrar's Office. Scholarship students are lequcsted to call
for these cards .n soon as possible. Put Two
Friday, January 12,1934
(Member C.I.P., P.I.P.A.)
Telephone: Point Orey 206
Issued twice weekly by the Students' Publication Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Mall Subscriptions 92. per Year.
 Campus Subscriptions 11.50 per Year.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Norman Racking
Tuesday: Pat Kerr Friday: John Cornish
News Manager: Archie Thompson
Sports Editor: Dick Elson
Associate Editors: Zoe Browne-Clayton, Boyd Agnew
Associate Sports Editor Don Macdonald
Assistant Editors: Esperance Blanchard, Murray Hunter,
Gerald Prevost.
Assistant Sports Editors: Morley Fox, Clarence Idyll.
Literary Edlton Arthur Mayse
Feature Editor: Darrel Gomery
Exchange Editor: Nancy Miles
Reportorial Staff
General: Jack McDermot, Alan Morley, Helen Taylor,
Warren James, Donna Lucas, Jim Findlay, Allan Baker,
Margaret Ecker, Freth Edmonds.
Sport: Ronald Allen, John Logan, Jack Dick,
Doug. Manley.
Advertising Manager: Jack Balcombe
Circulation Manager: W. E. Simpson
Circulation Staff: W. Tomkinson, D. Jewett, D. Mills
Editor: Ted Madeley
Associates: Constance Baird, Harold Jeffery,
.Janet Hlgginbotham.
Once more the fraternities are engaged in
their annual orgy of spring rushing. As the
Ubyssey has pointed out before, the rushing
system at this University has developed in a
very unsatisfactory way.
So-called eligible freshmen are rushed from
party to party, dinner to dinner, in a perpetual
cycle of hand shaking and kow-towing. Many
of them, by their bewildered expressions,
hardly know what it is all about.
Others, considering themselves more sophisticated, bask in the adulation of their seniors,
and if their membership is desired in several
fraternities, their vanity increases in direct proportion to their so-called desirability.
A system such as this is decidedly detrimental to the individual. The continual round of
hectic social activities detracts both from the
studies and the legitimate university interests
of the freshmen. Fraternity members also suffer, spending more money than they can afford entertaining people, many of whom have
no desire or intention to join the fraternity.
These abuses are obvious. To find a solution to the problem is considerably more difficult than to find fault. The Ubyssey considers, however, that steps should be taken
by the Inter-fraternity Council before next
year, to limit not only the number of functions
which a fraternity may give, but also to limit
the number of functions which the rushee may
Announcement is contained in this issue
of the Spring Play decision. "Caesar and Cleopatra" by George Bernard Shaw is an attractive choice, offering a maximum of color and
gaining much effect from a large cast, which
though a setback in commercial production is
a real asset in Club presentations. The play
when first acted in London in 1912 produced
quite an effect as an earlier example of "debunking," or to use its more dignified designation, iconoclasm. Since then debunking has
become a fashion, Maxwell Anderson's "Elizabeth the Queen" produced recently at the Little
Theatre being one such product. The tenacity
however, with which heroic legends cling to
undeservingly famous men of history, demonstrates the modern necessity of the debunker.
The Ubyssey last term voiced its criticism of
the 1933 choice of "Alibi" by the prolific mystery-machine, Agatha Christie, pointing out
Vancouver's stock company could (and had)
produced that type of play with finer polish
and suavity. This paper is therefore gratified
to observe a return to the field of better drama,
and drama which benefits by that attention to
detail which the Players Club is able to contribute.
The   Wm."t\u5
We're goaing to start the New Year rather
bitterly with a doubtless futile attempt to reform you. Probably not you personally, but
a certain element of the university, a distinct
minority, but a minority whose powers of self-
expression are of the sort to make it appear
a rather overwhelming majority, which blackens the good name of the rest of the university.
It's the tendency of some members of this
university when assembled to go violently collegiate and become monotonously bromidic.
This is a conversation distinctly heard and reported to us, by a sufferer who accompanied
a group of students, all unwillingly, in the same
pullman; the hour is 1:30 a.m.
"Oh, Bi-ull."
"I got the swellest new girdle, five dollars,
it stretches three ways."
"Well, Jack, I guess you'll have to sleep
on a hat rack."
"Does it hold you in pretty well?"
"Gosh, look at the cee-yute little lace
"Your hat's deplorable." (Probably meaning
''A few spanks earlier would give her a
lot more charm than a three-way stretch." This
in embittered tones from a non-partisan.
And so on, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
Average manners and consideration for
others are a requisite for every profession, with
the possible exception of chorus-hoofing, shoplifting, and gangstering, and for the last named
businesses, a degree is not absolutely essential. No wonder potential employers look on
graduate applicants with a somewhat dubious
eye. And the trouble is the loud-speakers are
in a minority.
A little addenda to this moral lesson might
include the etiquette in taxi-cabs. A little research among the taxi companies reveals that
all drivers feel they have a heavy cross to
bear. Cross examination reveals that the burden is Varsity students.
Chief offenses: putting feet beside them on
the seat, putting feet into the front seat, which
not only endangers the pristine freshness of
upholstery, but makes a driver nervous, and
lastly sprinkling cigarette ashes with promis-
It's enough to make anyone bitter.
Recent criticism by Students' Council of the
methods used by the Basketball Club's executive in advertising the games in an ineffectual
manner appears to us to be unfair to the officials of the athletic body in question. At present affairs in the basketball world of this
city are in a sorry state with regards to finance and public interest. Therefore it seems
to the unbiased observer that the basketball
executive cannot be expected to produce
crowds and gate receipts at a time when such
commodities are practically an unknown quantity.
It is true that student support of the team is
decidedly lacking, but this is chiefly due to
lack of time and funds rather than lack of
spirit. In other years, when the depression
had not affected the campus, basketball flourished and produced enough money to finance
Our bright thought for this week does not
come from the university. What we've overheard there this week would not even fit into
Liberty's "Bright Sayings of Children" column. This came from the heart of a high
school student, who looked soulfully into the
face of a dog on Im lap, and remarked, "I'd
like to bite her nose. I bet it would taste like
a piece of wet Turkish Delight."
George Washington had a set of false teeth,
a beautiful set, quite unique in history, because
they were carved, en suite, from a piece of
rhinoceros ivory.
A spectator at the World's Fair was heard
to remark-cynically, while viewing the gallery
of Washington pictures, "He must have been
very proud of that face of his, or else it must
have hurt him to waste so much time being
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sirs:
I have suffered in silence overlong,
and I can remain silent no longer.
Last Tuesday's issue was too much.
Your editorial writer gripes me. I
have stood him fairly well so far, but
then I always try to practice self-
control. During the noon-hour when
I read your sheet I have survived his
political meonderuigs with little damage save a tendency towards slight
indigestion during the ensuing afternoon.   But now!
The news story which provoked
his editorial was bad enough. Both
it and the editorial reek of the sensational, screaming excitedly about
the cultural level of universities in
general, and of thi. university in particular. One would infer from reading them that we are a lot of ninnies, numbskulls, jobberknowls and
hoddy-doddies. We are not. At least
most of us are not.
You claim to have the results of
a survey designed to determine the
most widely read publication among
the students of U.B.C. I happen to
have learned that your survey was
taken ln a small cl.iss of history honour students, They selected the National Geograpnic, Current History,
and so on. If it had been a class of
chemistry students the choices would
have been Chemical Abstracts and
the Journal of the American Chemical Society.   So what?
Your survey was simply not sig-
nlflcant, yet you based your "lead"
story on It. Gentlemen, I ask you,
is that the practice of a reputable
And what, may I ask, have you got
against McLean's Magazine? As popular magazines 30 Its standard is quite
respectable. To mention it in the
same breath with Liberty is nothing
short of lese majeste . Surely you
don't mean to imply that people who
read more often for enjoyment than
for increasing their understanding of
thc oppressed minorities in the Balkans are morons. I, for one, hope
they are not.
And speaking of literary quality,
your editorial writer must himself
admit that his effusions are far from
being masterpieces of literary style.
And to make matters worse, he follows his dissertation on our literary
low-life with a blurb labelled, "Wanna picture?"   It's beyond me.
I have a few words for the Campus
Crab, as well. Let him rant at the
futility of Latin and Greek If he will,
but please try to instil In his heart
an appreciation for German. He said
it is useful in science, but that all
the important works have been translated anyway. If he will tell me
where I may obtain translations of
Beilsteln, which comes in umpteen
volumes without which tha organic
chemist would be lost, or of such
journals as Bevichte der deutsche
chemische Gesellschaft from say 1850
on, or of the Kolloid-Zeitschrift, which
is probably the best journal of colloid chemistry ,n any language, including the Scandinavian, I shall be
not only immenst.-ly gratified, but I
shall also be sui prised.
To conclude on a more pleasant
note, please offer my thanks to Mr.
Mayse for his story. It was more enjoyable than anything I have read
for some time.
Hoping you will be the same, I am
Yours sincerely,
in competition that Is as stiff, as, if
not stiff er than that of any other
major sport on the campus. This is
the Club's second year in the V. and
D. First division, in which section
of the league the teams are selected
from the pick of Vancouver's soccer
world and are not limited by restrictions that are imposed on our team
Nevertheless, although the Soccer
Club does not have a large turnout
of prospective players, It fields one
of the strongest teams in the league.
If the Club were advened to a major
standing, the turnout would be proportionately greater and the resulting teams proportionately stronger. At
present Varsity Is one of the biggest
drawing cards in the V. and D. First
Division, having but lately beaten
the Chinese (3-0) and drawn with
St. Andrews (1-1;.
(c) For continuance of the present
calibre of the Varsity Soccer Club,
the following points will prove the
stability of the game on the campus:
1. All Elementary Schools take part
in soccer leagues. High schools
carry on the work, and various junior leagues also produce players.
2. This year two recruits from first
year men made places at once on
the senior team. Probably three of
this year's Junior Alliance team are
ready for promotion. With men
coming in from the High Schools,
the problem seems met and likely
to be met from year to year.
3. There is occasionally, every year
in fact, a good soccer player who
is attracted away from the game by
the lure of a major sport and its
possibilities of winning a Big Block.
A major standing would eliminate
this loss of playing material.
4. The Interclass League uncovers
dormant talent in a manner that Is
quite impossible to duplicate in
some sports on the campus that
possess a major rating,
(di   flayers who have performed
on Varsity's Senior Soccer team in
the past, and those who are playing
at present, are of sufficiently high
calibre to be sought out as desirable
performers by teams of the Pacific
Coast and Senior Soccer Leagues.
This rates them as amongst the best
in the province.
"Some time ago the Soccer Club
relinquished its major standing to the
Canadian Rugby Club because it was
felt by the executive that it was unfair to keep a stronger club from holding a major position. Now that the
club is on is feet one. more, and is
capable of resuming its major stand-
Class and Club
The Cosmopolitan Club will meet
on Sunday, Jan. 14 at the home of
Mrs. Gibb, 3845 West 36th Avenue,
frove five to seven. The speaker will
be Captain Armstrong, Siamese Consul. Tea end a social hour will follow hla informal talk. All interested
in meeting members of other nationalities represented on the campus are
invited to attend.
The first meeting of the Historical
Society this year will be held at the
home of Mrs. Sherwood Lett on 490O
Angus Drive. Norman Hacking will
read his paper 011 "Native Problems
in South Africa.' All members please
take notice.
Mr. J. D. Galloway, provincial mineralogist will speak on the Development of B. C. Mining Industries in
Applied Science 204 on Wednesday,
Jan. 17, at 12:10 p.m.
The next meeting of the Art Club
will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17,
1934, at 8: IS p.m. at the home of Mrs.
John Ridington, 4512 West First Ave.
The speaker will \k Mr. Lionel Hewers who has chosen for hie subject
"Why is a Picture."
Women's Grass Hockey meeting irt
Arts 208 on Friday. It will be held
at 12:10 sharp.
ing, such rating is asked for. It is
the opinion of 'he Club as a whole,
that the Universly is capable of supporting ono more major sport which
will be practically self subsidising.
Trusting that you will give the matter
your earnest consideration, we remain,
Yours truly,
E. J. COSTAIN, Pres.,
"Just Where The Bus Stops"
Pt Orey 67, Nights Calls Ell. 1065L
4479 W. Tenth Ave.
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With a prince in the midst of our fair city
it seems timely to report something which
amused us in connection with the Mdivani
family in their recent matrimonial fracas.
TIME, the newsmagazine, with its customary
enchanting impudence wrote the story of the
two Mdivani romances in detail when they
split up. On the layout of the page were pictures of Mary McCormick and Pola Negri;
under the first was printed, "She only wanted
to lose him" and under the second, "—but
she wanted her money back."
We're sorry about the unutterable gloom
which surrounds Arthur Walrus and me today,
every once in a while we get this way.
HaviAg been the first to wish you Merry
Christmas, we shall complete the gesture by
presenting you with our compliments of the
season, wrapped in cellophane and untouched
by the human hand.   We mean it, too!
other sports which could not pay their way.
Accordingly, it only seems fair to carry the
basketball team through the slump they are
experiencing at present.
Editor, Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
In connection with the meeting of
the Men's Athleti. Association which
Is to be called next Wednesday to
decide whether or not Soccer is to be
raised to the status of a major sport,
we, the .xecutive of the Soccer club
hereby request that you publish the
following letter. It was submitted to
the M.A.A. Executive and the Students' Council and was passed by
both bodies as a suitable basis for
discussion on the problem. Therefore we desire this letter to be printed that the matter may be discussed
before the meeting assembles.
The letter follows:
"Secretary U.B.C. Men's A.A.,
"Dear Sir:
"We, the executive of the Varsity
Soccer Football Club, hereby make
formal application for the advancement of the above organization from
a sub-major to a major sport rating
and for the following reasons:
(al Th. Soccer Club is one of the
most active sports bodies on the
campus. It fields two good teams;
one in the Vancouver and District
First Division and the other in the
V. and D. Junior Alliance. The Interclass Soccer league is operated and
controlled by members of the Varsity Football club, and provides active competition for at least 125 men
students nt a conservative estimate
(exclusive of the members of both
(b) Last season the senior team
won its way to the final of the Mainland Cup compeh,ion. The final game
was lost to Chinese Students by a
4-3 score. The Senior team this year
is even stronger than that of last
season.    The Senior team takes part
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Page Three
W.U.S. Receives Gift
Of $100 For Fund
A gift of $100 to the Women's Undergraduate Society bursary fund was
announced by Dean Bollert at a meeting held in Arts 100 Wednesday noon.
Other subjects discussed were plans
for Hi-Jinks, and the possibility of
allowing student clubs to meet in the
Women's Common Rooms.
The University of Toronto Alumni,
who have made en annual gift of $50
to the bursary fund in the past, have
doubled their allowance this year.
Another gift was acknowledged from
the children of St. Anthony's College,
who contributed $50, the proceeds
from a  play  which  they  presented
Hi-Jink-, the women's annual masquerade, will be held in the Gym.
The tentative date set is Jan. 25. Plans
for skits and games are being arranged by Eleanor Walker and an orchestra will be in attendance for he
benefit of the gaily-clad co-eds who
assemble for this traditional fete.
It was decided by the meeting to
permit meetings of various undergraduate organizations in the Women's Common Room. The feeling was
that while these rooms were exclusively the property of the feminine
element, yet, since they are the only
available rooms of their type on the
campus, they should be made free
to clubs that wish to use them.
Toronto University
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The Scholarship Committee of the
Alumni Federation of the University
of Toronto offers two Open Fellowships of Five Hundred Dollars each
in the School of Graduate Studies
of the University, under the following regulations for 1933-1934:
1. The War Memorial Fellowships
are open to graduates (men and
women) of approved Canadian universities enrolled or intending to enroll in the School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of proceeding to
a degree in any department of the
University of Toronto.
2. The general basis on which the
War Memorial Fellowship may be
awarded shall be as follows:
(a) Standing at graduation or in
previous year of post-graduate
(b) Such other general qualifications
of merit as may commend themselves to the Committee, including
relaionship Uf any) to active service during th? War.
3. Application forms may be secured from the University Registrar,
or from the Secretary-Treasurer of
the A'umni Federation, and must be
received before April 15, 1934, accompanied by an official statement
of undergraduate standing.
4. The award will be announced as
soon as possible after June 1.  1934.
Totem Appointments1*
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2:15 Margaret C. Hall
2:20 Arthur HaU
2:25 Beulah James
2:30 Milton Share
2:35 Jessie South
3:00 Lorraine  Farquhar
3:05 Elizabeth Gage
3:10 Wlnnifred Johnston
3:15 Gladys Reay
3:20 James O. Swan
3:25 Margaret Thompson
3:30 Scott McLaren
3:35 A. M. Harper
3:45 Agnes Davie
3:45 Myrtle Beatty
3:50 Dick Smih
3:55 Mark Collins
00 Howard Bentall
05 Irene Elgie
10 David Blackhaller
15 Dorothy Galloway
20 Harold Lando
25 Jean Lawrence
30 Dorothy Pearson
35 Nancy Brand
00 Gwendolyn Armstrong
05 Tsugi Yoshlmura
10 Margaret Harley
15 Connie Plommer
20 Pat CampMU
25 Dorothy McLaren
30 Margaret Moffat
35 Alison Reid
00 Harry Andlson
05 Vera Uttle
10 Marjorie. Carrick
15 Jim Ferris
20 Robert Findlay
25 J. Allan Spragge
00 BUl Schultz
05 Forestier Walker
10 Harold He.J
30 J. Norton Wilson
35 Gilbert Hooley
15 Marg. Cotter
20 Eileen Dalton
25 Yujlro Korenaga
30 G. Volkoff
35 Alex Campbell
00 Jean Thomas
05 Harold Johnson
10 William Inglis
15 John Fairley
20 Brian Dingle
25 John Copeman
30 Alfred Boworing
35 Harvey Wort
00 Kathleen Baker
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10 Herbert Wheeelr
15 John Whittakei
20 Walton Tennant '
25 Jqck Turvey
30 Yukio Takuhashl
35 L. Boyes
40 Helen Reid
45 Don  MacDonald
50 Dick   Farrington
55 Jessie Wilson
There are a few vacancies at
the present time on the report-
oriel staff of the Ubyssey due
to the resignation of memben
and to promotions of reporters
to the Totem staff. AppUcatlons
for these positions wlU therefore
be received until the end of this
No previous newspaper experience is necessary and admission to positions is based on
trial assignments which are given to the appUcants. The Ubyssey offers an unparaUelled opportunity for obtaining a little
real newspaper experience, and
the earlier a student starts in as
a reporter the better are the
chances of his promotion to editorial work.
Class and Club
The original Contributions meeting
of the Letters Club wUl be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the home of Mrs.
H. F. Angus, 4950 Marguerite street.
Membera are asked to hand in their
contributions by Saturday, Jan. 13,
enclosing a sealed envelope with the
name of the contribution on the outside, and containing the name of the
V. c. u.
Today at 12:10 in Arts 204, Dr. T. J.
McCrossan of Seattle will address an
open meeting of the V.C.U. on the
subject: "Can We Believe the Bible."
Dr. McCrossan is a great scholar and
well known preacher and all students
are cordially invited to hear him
peak on thia interesting topic wh.
he has chosen.
A meeting of the Biological Discussion Club will be held on Monday, Jan. 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the home
of Mrs. R. M. Barclay, 3320 West 28th
Mr. Clifford Carl will speak on the
subject,  "Water."
and will be payable In three instalments on October 15, 1934, January
15 and April 15, 1935.
Fre.hmen Class elections take place
in Arts 100 at 12:00 noon On Friday,
Jan. 19. Nominations for President
signed by ten members of the class
must be in the accountant's office
before Wednesday, Jan. 17. All
Freshmen are asKed to turn out.
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Sneers and Jeers
By the Campus Crab
Litany Coroner
Being passing comment oa the proper care and feeding of infants, together with a few remarks on the
latest demonstration of unintentional
humor perpetrated on the campus,
and an unsolved riddle aa to who Is
the goat, by Hie Campus Crab.
Gossip "about town" on collegiate
extravagances is not usuaUy reliable,
but the one about the Frat Party on
New Year's Eve during which a member insisted on baptising his new tux
by immersing himself in a ditch and
then rolling on a very muddy road,
appears to be well substantiated. So
does the other one about the infantile
undergraduate who attempted to heave
a cat into the punch bowl, with a resultant breakage of glassware.
Having spent the last ten years before the mast, as a brakeman on railroads, or working in the mines, I am
far from being a prohibitionist, either
theoretically or practically, but I have
had impressed upon me the fact that
even among the more brutalized classes of society, the man who cannot
hold his Uquor is regarded contemptuously.
* •   •
The function of a University is not
to be a guardian of pubUc morals
(God forbid), but this appears to be a
case for action. I would be the first
to explode In indignant verbal pyrotechnics if the Senate or the Board
attempted to Interfere with my alcoholic consumption, but when we are
saddled with pimply white rabbit* of
the variety that persists in making a
public show of Its adolescent conception of virility, we are ln need of discipline suited to their Junior high
school mentality.
Alternatively, if the Senate is justified in rusticating students for lack
of industry or academic ability, would
it not be equally justified, and much
to be commended, if it took steps to
rid us of morons who are incapable
of assimilating the culture and dignity we are supposed to inculcate ? If
they cannot become inebriated in a
decent manner, let them depart to
some other sphere where their nauseating juvenilities may gain the applause they seem to think they deserve.
If our vaunted superiority to the
common herd exists at all, its first
manifestation should be the pursuit
of our vices in a fastidious manner.
• •   •
Has anything more deliciously absurd than the Idea of University students filling local pulpits in order to
advocate international peace, together
with the subsequent development of
the idea, ever occurred on our campu:; Olympus itself is quaking with
the cachinnation of the High Gods.
Do you need a diagram, dear reader, to appreciate this mirth provoking
illogicality ?   Here it is.
First, the minor chuckles. It appears that some fifty or sixty pulpits
are to be supplied simultaneously with
perfervid orators, to impress the populace with our pacifist leanings. Can
you imagine the sponsors of this foreordained fiasco rushing madly around
the campus behind bloodhounds
trained to recognize competent speakers at sight, or, rather, smell ? What
are the odds on their finding the required battalion of spellbinders in our
student body ?
Or if they accept the services of
the self-elected silver-tongueds that
are doubtless waiting to sacrifice
their modesty on the altar of fraternal love, can you imagine the anguish of the suffering congregations?
The speakers are to be official rep-
resentativas of the University. Wouldn't it be rather embarassing for the
five or six clubs behind the movement to find the O.T.C. or the militant churchmen who voted last year
to fight "for King and Country," demanding an opportunity to express
their views, as i. their undeniable
right, if the movement professes to
speak for us all?
But the main side-splitting occurs
in the deliberations of the clubs
themselves. These cooing doves, these
highly advertised "turners of the
others cheek," held a banquet to discuss the best method of damping the
pugratious instincts of the public.
It was a long and arduous discussion.
So far as has been learned, no lives
were lost, but the argument flamed
Christian turned the other cheek
to Christian, till patience wore thin,
and they sought opportunity to bury
their fangs in each others' juglars.
Bhuddlst and Mohammedan, Jew and
Atheist, gave practical demonstrations
of their traditional love for each other,
with occasional healthy digs at their
Christian brethern. These were
promptly returned. In fact the
Christian delegation was by no means
the most backward in passing compliments.
Finally they proposed to take refuge in the usual stoim cellar of any
group of Varsity students when faced
with problems beyond their tender intelligence. They considered forming
a new club. If this promising bud
ever flowers, we may expect to find
I a President and Secretary of Inter-
About Things.
Other Asses
Write Litany
Coroners about the
Any Coroner
Is much superior because
Although it
Dea       ig-
Ned Uke a
national Amity among our already
crowded gaUery of campus Pooh
The Campus Crab has refused to
accept the position of official referee
In the new organization.
•   •   •
Occasionally the Campus Crab is
salutarily humbled. He has just discovered that the Master of Concentrated Phrase long ago covered the
first portion of this outburst in one
sentence.    Listen, and revere.
"There'3 men as can drink their
whack and be no worse for it; them's
grown men, but thc boys drink for
honoui ond glory-Lord 'elp e'm—and
they should be dealt with different."
In dealing with the explanations
of the 5 different kinds of variables,
Mr. Gage said that in the case of the
eclipsing binaries, one darker body
i. believed to revolve about a brighter
one. The maximum brilliancy occurs
when the stars do not obscure one another. The primary or more marked
minimum brilliance occurs when the
dark body hides the bright one and
vice versa. The Doppler effect is
used in determining the orbit of the
companion star.
In the case of tha Cepheids, Mr.
Gage said that there are many theories. Sir James Jeans has formed the
Fission theory that the Cepheid is a
star about to become a binary. There
is also a theory that the revolving
companion draws a cloud of nebulous matter behind it. Here how-
.ver, observations and theory do not
agree. Eddington's pulsation theory
postulates that th. star contracts. The
heat thus produced expands it again.
But it overcools and contracts again
until a pulsation is set up. The objection to this theory Is that only
about one star :n a million is a Oe-
phpheid and such a phenomenon
would be much more common If that
was the real explanation.
The lecturer said that the variation
of the long period variables is probably due to a slight contraction and
expansion. There is also the sunspot
theory. This theory may apply to
the irregular variables.
The Novae are the most sensational
of the variables. They rise and fall
quickly in brUliance and then tail
off gradually Into obscurity. They
are of what is known as the super-
giant class and are yellowish-white.
One theory is that they may, like a
meteor, pass through a nebulous
cloud and increase In heqt and light
very greatly.
Mr. Gage showed some Interesting
slides of light curves of different
types of variables and of photographs
of Novae end star clusters and so on.
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Variable Stars
Tuesday Night
Variables Give Evidence of
Other Universes j
"Approximately 5 per cent of aU
the known stars are variable," said
Professor W. H. Gage of the U.B.C.,
in his address on "Variable Stars,"
given to the meeting of the Vancouver branch of the Royal Astronomical Society on Tuesday.
Variable stars have been known
and observed at odd intervals from
some time before the birth of Christ
continued Mr. Gage, but it is only
comparatively recently that they have
been examined carefuUy and that
scientists have tried to explain the
Tycho's Star
The flrat important one waa Tycho's
•tar, seen by Tycho in 1*10. This
star appeared in the sky and ln a
few daya attained almost to tho first
magnitude. Then It faded rapidly
into obscurity. This particular type
are called Novae. Theto have appeared about 50 Novae ainco M00.
Some year* later, observers saw en-
other varying star, Mira in the constellation of Cents. This was a periodic variable; changing from the 9th
to the 2nd magnitude and back in
300 days.
Changing Magnitude
Then ln 1873 Algol waa discovered
to be a variable. It is In the daaa
known as the eclipsing binaries. It*
period of change was 2Vs days. On
February 21, 1901, Anderson discovered Nova Persae. It changed its apparent magnitude from 2.7 to 0.0 In
2 days and was exceeded in brilliance only by Sirius. It returned to ,
the 3d magnitude ln 7 days for 14
months. It is now fluctuating between the 13th and 14th magnitude.
300 Light Yean
In 1886 said Mr. Gage, Pickering of
Harvard institued a photographic patrol. Photography is a great aid ln
the discovery and examination of
these variables. It reveals a nebulous mantle around Nova Persae
which seems to be almost characteristic of Novae. IncidentaUy, Nova
Nersae is so far away that the Ught
we seen now left it aproximately 300
years ago. Most of the variable*
have been discovered by accident and
amateurs have done a lot of work
in this field. The discovery however, is the easi.st part, for all avaU-
able data must be collected and light
curves plotted and the periodic magnitude found.
Light Curves
Mr. Gage described and explained
the light curves of stars and showed
what kind of curve certain particular
types of variable have. On the basis
of light curves, he said that Pickering of Harvard has made the following classification. First there are periodic stars and then non-periodic. Under the periodic stars are the eclipsing binaries, th. short period variables or Cepheid. and the long period
variables. Under the non-aperiodic
are irregular variables and the Novae.
The variables nre also classified by
their spectra revealed the speaker.
The spectrum is an indication of the
condition and composition of the
source. The Doppler effect is very
important . The direction and amount
of displacement of the lines in this
effect gives the direction of movement of the star and its velocity.
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Series    Resumes    Friday
Island City Fifteen
Are Keen Competion
For Varsity Ruggers
Game Marks Varsity's   First Entry Into
McKecknie Cup Race
Second Team Plays "Seagulls" in Nanaimo
Friday night the gentle slumbers of King Neptune will be
rudely disturbed by an unusually jittery Princess tracing her
drunken course across the Gulf of Georgah. The reason for
this unbecoming behavior of the royal lady will be explained by
eighteen husky and jubilant Collegiates whooping it in her
middle. The boys will be our own brand, in fact the University English rugby players, none less.
lint Game For Varsity
This will be the first McKecknie
Cup game of the year for Varsity. The
Victoria team has played once so far
losing to the Vancouver Reps by a
narrow margin. Varsity last played on
Christmas day when the team lost
to the touring Californians.
Backfield Improved
Coach Tyrewhitt has been putting
the team through a stiff series of practice session*. There have been three
so far this week. On Wednesday Tyrewhitt concentrated his attention on
the backfield which has not of late
been showing its early season form.
He believes that he has, however, removed the rough spots.
Picked Squad
According to information available
at time of going to press the following men wlU form the Blue and Gold
Ken Mercer, Al. Mercer, Tye, Le-
gatt, Dalton, Owen, Brand, Pugh,
Gaul, Senkler, Mitchell, Harrison, Maguire, Pearson, Upward, Pyle, Clement and Morriss.
U.B.C. Experienced
Twelve of these men have had)
former McKecknie Cup experience
which should help Varsity to win.
Victoria's' team is mostly composed of
new comers to the championship aeries who, except tor the game against
Vancouver, have had no previous experience.
Second Division
While the first division team is in
Victoria the second University English Rugby squad will travel to Nanaimo to meet the league leading Nanalmo "Seagulls". The members of this
team wiU be announced today.
Educ. vs Arts '36, Mon., Jan. IS
Arts '35 vs Arts '37, Wed., Jan. 17
An* '36 vs Arts '34 Mon., Jan. 22
Aggie* v* Sc. '36, Wed., Jan. 24
k. '38 vs Sc. '36, Frl., Jan. 26
81nce Science '34 has been
dropped from the league, ell
games with this class are not
counted. The above schedule
complete* the league.
The winner of the Arts division will play the winner of
the Science section in a two out
of three series for the Interclass soccer cup and points towards the Governor's Cup.
Varsity Track Men
Confident of Results
In Victoria Jan 19
Dalton To Spot Triumph
*   *
Flock Of Gull Ballots
Seagulls foUow ships. Obstinately,
searching for scraps.
And U.B.C. students are foUowing
seagulls. Relentlessly, Uke bloodhounds upon a scent. Exultant cries
flood the halls as earnest electors
cast their votes for the Capital City
At last Varsity teams are to have a
cognomen. No longer are mere Cougars, Bears, Vandals, Lions, GrizzUes,
or Huskies to daunt the victorious
march of the Blue and Gold Brigade.
Wo Spot Our Men! With that heroic stanza ringing in their ears, de-
votee3 of every conceivable sport on
this fair campus are foreseeing great
things for their alma mater.
Flinging aside Spartans, Thunderbirds, Corsairs, Musqeams and Golden Eagles, future leaders of British
Columbia, have voiced an overwhelming demand for their preference.
Dalton Scores!
Results of the final count tomorrow
will see Originator Chris Dalton carried down the Quad in triumphant
procession on the shoulders of his
rabid followers.
It is rumoured that the presidency
of the Students' Council wiU not be
too great an honor to bestow on this
great benefactor to his alma mater.
Hours that were spent toiling over
midnight oil—racking his brain for
the sake of athletics, will not go in
vain. All hail to the next president
of the Alma Mater Society!
Worth of the superb slogan that
accompanies the new cognomen has
been vouched tor by no less a celebrity
than a professor of the department
of economics t
Powerful Weapon
Vancouver weather detracts somewhat from the veracity of this value,
however. In an exclusive interview,
Prof. J. Friend Day informed the
Ubyssey that the commercial value of
Guano deposits depends on an absolute absence of rain. Judging from
the condition of the fields where
most Varsity teams do their aU ibr
Alma Mater, would the plays be as
effective ?
Powerful in nitrogen and phosphor-
ups, guano fetches, as much as thirty
dollars a ton when brought to market.
Imagine the pride of the doting
fathers when they will be able to
point to a screaming newspaper headline "GUANO TEAMS RETAIN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP' and say, "My
son plays flying wing!"
Edlton Defied
"You can smell guano ships miles
away," Prof. Day is quoted as saying. What a distinction for B.C.'s university ! "Once taking on a cargo,
they can never again be used for anything else." Will athletics take the
place of studies on this campus?
A tremendous avalanche for the
favorite is expected tomorrow. With
thoughts of glorious cheers ringing
out over grid-irons and gym floor,
"Rah ! Rah ! Seagulls!" students are
flocking to the polls to defy sporting editors by voting unanimously for
their choice.
Only the occasional whisper is heard,
"We spot our men, but can we take
Track Boss
Here's Don McTavish, president of
the Track Club, who is responsible
for the arranging of the coming meet
at Victoria on Jan. 19. He will head
the Varsity delegation in. that city,
and is confident that Varsity will
provide plenty of competition in all
the e\ents. Don will take an active
part in the meet by participating in
many of the events.
Swimming Club
There will be a meeting of all the
men of the Varsity Swimming Club,
Friday noon in 1 mm, Arts 108.
The object of this meeting wUl be
to assemble a team and lay plans for
the crmlng meet with the University
of Washington. This event will take
place in Seattle on Jan. 20.
All members are iequested to attend as the program decided upon
will be final.
Jan. 16— Sc 35 vs Sc. 36	
Jan. 23— Sc. 34 vs Agri	
Jan. 30- Sc. 37 vs Sc. 36
Feb. 6— Sc. 35 vs Agri.
Feb. 13- Sc. 34 vs Sc. 36
Feb. 20- Sc. 37 vs Agri.
Feb. 27- Sc. 34 vs Sc. 35
Mar. 6— Sc. 36 vs Agri.
Jon. 11— Arts 34 vs Arts 37
Jan. 18— Arts 35 vs Arts 36
Jan. 25— Arts 34 vs Theolog.
Feb. 1— Arts 37 vs Arts 36
Feb. 8— Arts 35 vs Theolog. '
Feb. 15— Arts IM vs Arts 36
Feb. 22— Arts 37 vs Theolog.
Mar. I— Arts 34 vs Arts 35
Mar. 8— Arts .Ifi vs Theolog.
Varsity's track men wiU have a
new experience when they compete
with Victoria "Y" on a cement floor
next Friday.
Try-outs On Monday
At the meeting held yesterday, it
was decided to hold a try-out meet
at the Stadium playing-field in order
to make a final choice of the contestants.
Events Chosen
Negotiations which were carried on
with Victoria resulted in the foUowing events being chosen: 45-yard
sprint, 220, 440, 880, and 1 mile. There
will also be a relay consisting of
four 220-yard laps. A broad jump and
a high jump wlU also take place. A
shot putt event has also been arranged, and a sawdust pit will be used it
the contestant can heave the shot far
There is also a possibility that hurdle
events will come off at the meet.
Men In Training
In the meantime the men are gating in shape for tlie try-outs on Monday, which commence at 12:15. In the
event of poor weather, the work-outs
will be postponed tiU Tuesday.
One difficulty to be experienced at
the meet at Victoria will be in starting, due to the fact that there will
be no starting holes in the concrete
Extensive Program
An extensive program for the Spring
term has been arranged, and wiU be
announced in theh next issue.
In the meantime, all efforts are being put forward to provide a good
showing on January 19 at the Island
Both Classes of '37
Down Classes of '34
Interclass basketbaU started out with
a bang this week with both '37 classes
winning their games in respective
leagues. Both these wins were over
the much touted class of '34.
Fair Game
The Science game on Wednesday
was a nice mild workout for '37. In
the first half they piled up 18 points
while allowing their opponents a nice
fresh goose-egg. The second half was
a repetition of the first, except that '34
got one basket and two foul shots,
one of which was technical. The score
ended at 40 to 4 for '37. Bill Swan
and BilK Big Bad) Wolfe were outstanding on the winning team.
Upset Dope
The Arts game revealed at last a
team to topple the' "super-Classers".
Arts '37, chiefly through the efforts of
Frank Hay and Ralph Henderson,
former Senior A players, beat the
formerly unbeatable team ot '34 by
a score of 23-12.
Sc. '35 vs Sc. '36.     Thurs. Jan. 18—
Senior Soccermen
Ready For Viking
Invasion Saturday
Week-end Sport
Varsity vs Frasers, New Westminster Gymn., 8 p.m.
Canadian Rugby
Meeting Arts 106, noon.
Swimming Club
Meeting Arts 108, noon.
Engllah Rugby
First Division vs Victoria Reps,
Second Division   vs Nanaimo,
Varsity vs   Adanacs,    Varsity
Gymn., 9 p.m.
Canadian Rugby
The Canadian Rugby Club will
meet today at noon in Arts 106. All
members are requested to attend, ns
plans for the Senior City league will
be discussed.
Arts '35 vs Arts '36.
Next week'* games: Tues. Jan. 16—
A  general   meeting  of
the   Men's
Athletic Association will be  held  in
Arts  100  on  Wednesday  at  12:10  to
discuss tho promotion of soccer from
a sub-major  to a  major  rating,  and j
to carry on other  business. [
Team Name Ballot
1   Tartan
Cossacks      14
Thunderbirds      *5
Buffalo- ..
6 Seahawks.
.7  GrizzUes...
8  Lions	
0  Seals	
10 Wolves	
11 Bucks 	
12 Indians
16 SeaguUs   	
17 Golden Eagles
18 SUvertips  	
19 Mustangs	
20 Scorpions 	
21 Cougars 	
22 Bulldogs 	
23 Greyhounds	
24 Tigers	
25 Pirates 	
Name      Library No ,	
As a result of this week's voting on a suitable team name for U.B.C.
stalwarts, the sports staff of The Ubyssey here submit a fuller and more
comprehensive ballot on which to record preference. In view of the fact
that many votes were polled for names not included on the ballot the
staff decided that Varsity would be assured of a more satisfactory cognomen if every title suggested by a generous student body be included
for marking.
The voting will still close Saturday  noon, as before  announced.
Varsity's new team name will bo included in Tuesday's issue of Jan. 16.
After a comparatively lengthy layoff, Varsity's' senior soccermen will
don their armour for the first time
in the New Year tomorrow, to meet
the invading Vikings on the Kerrisdale plains.
Hard Battle
At the start of the present season
Varsity administered a crushing 5-1
defeat to the Norsemen but the latter
came out on top in a cup-game by a
1-0 score. So the rubber should be decided tomorrow. And as Vikings only
last week held the fleety Chinese Students to a 2-2 draw, U.B.C. "whatses"
will be sure of an exceptionally hard
Strong Eleven
With this in mind and with an eye
on the valuable brace of points. Varsity's management has selected a formidable eleven to take the field. With
the exception of Millar, McGill and
Dave Todd, seasoned performers, the
Collegians will be at the proverbial
"full strength tomorrow when "Baldy"
Clifton blows his judiciary whistle at
2:30 p.m.
Line Up:
Here is the probable line-up: Goal,
Stan Greenwood; Backs, Jock Waugh,
and Ernie Costain; halfbacks, Bish
Thurber, Bill Wolfe, Russ Stewart;
forwards, Hughie Smith, Paul Kozoolin (c), Jack Martin, Archie MacDougall, Gerry Sutherland or Tong Louie.
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Of Missing Defence Men
The second half of the basketball
schedule opens on Friday night when
the Senior A team plays the McKenzie-Fraser outfit from New Westminster.
The game wiU take place at 8 o'clock
and is scheduled for the Varsity
gymn. The second game will be on
Saturday night and will be part of a
double-header, also at Varsity. Prince
of Wales High School wiU tangle with
Magee in a high school preliminary
at 7 o'clock.
Saturday Game With Adanacs
The second game wiU be between
the B. it W. Oil and McKenzie-Fraser
at 8 o'clock. Varsity will play their
old rivals the Adanacs at 9 o'clock.
Best Game of the Year
This promises to be one of the best
basketbaU programs this year and a
large turnout is expected. These are
the first of a series of games in which
there will be keen competition for the
league title. Adanacs and Varsity are
not such prime favorites as when they
started the season as the other two
squads are making a very determined challenge for their position.
Henderson, Hay—Out
The loss of Henderson and Hay has
severely crippled the Varsity team
but some promising material is under
consideration. However, at present, no
new men have been signed on. Osborne is the only guard left, and
Wright and Pringle will probably be
moved back from the forward Une
to take the place of the missing defence men.
It is hoped that the depleted team
will make up in skill what it lacks
in numbers.
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