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The Ubyssey Jan 20, 1931

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Issued'Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
No. 21
Extensive Stadium Plans
Formulated For Campaign
EXTENSIVE plans for the
conducting of a fifteen day
campaign to raise $20,000
for Stadium development were
discussed and formulated at a
meeting held Saturday afternoon in Arts 100. Chairman
Charles Schultz read the report
of the preliminary committee
named by Council, and outlined
the various departments which
will swing into action Thursday, January 22, and continue
until February 5.
The first main division is to
cover class contributions, under
leadership of Alan Campbell. A
large committee is to work under his direction: the president
and vice-president of each claso
in Arts, responsible to Bob Mc-
Larty, President of Arts Men's
Undergrad.; the presidents of
each of the four Science classes,
Pres. of Science Undergrad.; and
four representatives of Agriculture with Langford Godfrey,
President of Aggie Undergrad.,
in charge. Other representatives on the general body include: Extra-mural students,
Douglas Pollock; Education,
Maurice DesBrisay, Thelma
Mahon; Graduate Students, Malcolm McGregor, Rod Pilking-
ton; Alumni, Bert Smith and
others; Affiliated Theological
Colleges, T. C. Merrett (A), J.
A. Gibson (U.).
This committee, numbering some 30
members, will concentrate its energies upon class contributions. The
various class executives, in turn, will
organize forces within their respective classes. A strong committee, including "Pinky" Stewart, Bill Thompson,  Thelma  Mahon,  Doug.   Pollock,
Doug. Macdonald, Charles Brazier,
and others, will set about its object
of personally interviewing as many
members of the alumni as possible.
The other main division, headed by
Stewart Terhune, will look after publicity of all kinds and the down-town
contributions. Frank Buckland will
marshal forces for publicity on the
campus' signs and blackboards. Jack
Macdonald has volunteered to superintend a giant thermometer in the
quad, indicating each day's increase
toward the total objective.
Publicity Plans Include Parades
Down-town publicity, including
parades, newsreel and aerial advertising, and windshield stickers, comes
under direction of Earl Vance. Ronald
Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of the
Publications Board, will enlist editorial support from the city newspapers.
Various pepmeetings are planned,
which will be under the supervision
of Fred Grimmett. The Thoth Club
is preparing a monster entertainment,
and the English Rugby Club is also
to stage a pep meeting. Suggested
tag days and tea dances are to be arranged by Betty Buckland and Jean
The important feature of downtown canvassing is in the hands of
Ralph Brown, with the assistance of
the Big Block Club. The Freshman
Class, under Doug. Brown, has undertaken to secure the support and
contributions of potential University
students who are at present members
of tho matriculation classes of Greater
Vancouver High Schools. Leading
members of the class will work in the
schools which they attended lart
year. Jack Thompson, Secretary of
Arts Men's Undergrad., is to assist
the Arts '34 executive in this work.
A similar appeal to matriculation
students of up-country high schools
is in charge of Eric North. Victoria
College will prohably be approached
with a view to securing a contribution. The Theological Colleges will
be asked to undertake a special canvass of residents of University Hill.
(Continued on Page 3)
Supports Stadium Drive
Stadium Fund Mounts
Already it is difficult to keep
up with the mounting total of
the Stadium Fund — and the
campaign does not start until
Thursday. $5.00 from a prominent graduate and $25.00 from
a popular member of the University staff (not on the Faculty) have swelled the total to
Union Debate Wednesday
Sonny Nemetz and Innes Mac-
dougall will support the resolution, "Resolved that capital
punishment is the best security
against murder," while Joe
Wrinch and Frank Christian
will take the negative, at the
Debating Union Meeting, Wednesday, 3 p.m., in Arts 108.
Tub' Staff Edits Vancouver 'Sun'
When Cromie Arranges Invasion
Mr. R. J. Cromie and the Vancouver Sun are behind the
stadium project to such an extent that Mr. Cromie contributed $100 directly and permitted the Publications Board
to bend the policy of the "Sun" to the purposes of the students.
Nineteen selected members of the "Ubyssey" staff appeared in various states and tempers at the "Sun" editorial
offices at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. They were allowed absolute freedom in assigning reporters, editing and "cutting'
news, writing headlines and arranging the "make-up" of each
page. The regular staff only made suggestions. Ronald
Grantham wrote the leading editorial, W. Tavender, the
"Ubyssey" cartoonist, drew the cartoon, and a number of
"Ubyssey" reporters were sent on assignments.
Edgar Brown was City Editor and assigned all local
news and edited the reports. He and his staff were in groat
exitement when a false rumor reached the office that Mayor
Taylor was injured in an automobile accident in Victoria.
Mairi Dingwall and Bunny Pound were assistant City Editors.
Himie Koshevoy was News Editor. He sat at the head
of tho horse-shoe table, handled all telegraphic news, wrote
headings and arranged the pages.
Cecilia Long conceived the idea of interviewing prominent citizens concerning the stadium and several reporters
were sent on this task.
The following assisted Ronald Grantham, Himie Koshevoy and Edgar Brown in Editing the Sun: Bessie Robertson,
Margaret Oreolman, Frances Lucas, Cecilia Long, Bunny
Pound, Mairi Dingwall, Kay Murray, Olive Selfe, Mollie
Jordan, Art McKenzie, Norman Hacking, Cecil Brennan, Reg.
Harwood, Malcolm McGregor, Bob Harcourt and Wilfred Lee.
Much Excitement
At Both Ends
Of Line
The first Saturday edition of
the Vancouver Sun had started
to come off the press, and its
editors, members of the "Ubyssey" staff, were eagerly scanning the results, when word
came that Mr. Cromie, publisher
of the "Sun," wished to see
those responsible for the morning edition at once.
It was a subdued group of
journalists that hastened to the
office of the publisher. What
had they done that they ought
not to have done, and what had
they left undone that they ought
to have done?
Mr. Cromie, however, did not
seem unduly wrathful as the
students filed into his sanctum.
Indeed, he had words of praise,
and he approved of the Stadium
Campaign, and he presented
the Chief Scribe with a check
for one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for the stadium fund, and all
present crowded to gape at the
valuable slip of paper, and the
Chief Scribe retained enough
presence of mind to shake Mr.
Cromie by the hand and thank
him, and the Pub people, filled
with a dazed excitement, retired, to rejoice in the editorial
At once the news of this
donation was telephoned to the
University, where the central
Campaign Committee was holding its first session, and was
received with great appreciation. The campus had news,
too—400 copies of the Vancouver Sun had been sold within
15 minutes. No change had been
given, and prices as high as
$1.00 had been paid for copies,
since the proceeds were to go
to the stadium fund. There was
excitement at both ends of the
*    *    *
The campaign has not officially started yet, but $229.36 has
already been received. Mr. R.
J. Cromie has given $100, the
Students' Council $100, and proceeds from the sale on the
campus of the "Ubyssey" edition of the "Sun" amounted to
Coming Events
Lecture by Mrs. Ada Tonkin,
Aggie 100, noon.
Arts '32 Oratoral Contest
Tryouts, A. 205, noon.
Rev. J. E. Harris, Lecture,
A. 204, noon.
Aggie Ball.
Hi-Jinx, Varsity Gym,  7:30
Women's Athletic Society,
India As Dominion Defeated
Pense   College   Composition,   Plane
Fawdrey Trigonometry    and    Loose-
lenf.    Finder  please  leave   in   Pub.
Office or Bookstore.
J_y state of security in India which
could not exist if Dominion status were granted," averred Leddy
leader of the Saskatchewan debating
team which was awarded the judges'
decision over the University of B. C,
on the resolution "that Dominion status should be granted India immediately." Tha debate was held on Friday evening, January 16, in the Oak
Room of tho Vancouver Hotel.
Whimster. in opening the affirmative argument contended that delay in
granting Dominion status prevents
India's return to prosperity. "India,"
he said, "wants only the privilege of
solving her own problem." He advanced the opinion that if India's demands for self government meet with
resistance from Great Britain, India
will act as di(l the American colonies
in 1775, basing their claims on the
belief that "no nation is good enough
to rule another." The present civil
disobedience campaign led by Ghandi
will foster the growing disrespect for
law and ultimately result in revolution.
Maintenance of British Law
Leddy, first speaker of the negative, discounted the seriousness of the
situation, saying that it would blow
over because "the general apathy of
the Indian people made it impossible
to sustain a state of general mutiny."
The negative rested their case on
the declaration that "internal peace
and external defense depend upon the
continuation of British law and order
in India." Richardson, second speaker for the negative affirmed that the
impartial justice of Britain is indispensable to India at the present time
because of animosity between Hindus and Moslems. He claimed that
communal strife is due chiefly to religious feelings, not to anti-British
agitation. "India realizes she cannot
dispense with British jurisdiction,"
said Richardson. "Religious factions,"
he declared, "have demanded the attention of Imperial military force in
order to have impartial justice."
Must Give All or Nothing
Vance of U.B.C, following Leddy,
declared emphatically that, "Great
Britain must give all or nothing."
He pointed out the serious implications of anti-British agitation and the
necessity of granting Dominion status to India immediately in order to
avoid bloodshed. Vance cited British
relations with Ireland in the past,
and the ultimate granting of self
government, as a parallel case with
India. "Great Britain," he maintained, "must grant the maximum
amount of government, give away in
all points possible, and then stand
firm." "By doing so," he submitted,
"she would gain the support of her
own electorate and the rest of the
world." Vance replied to the statement that religious differences present an insurmountable obstacle to self-
government, by quoting C. F. Andrews, who claims that both Moslems
and Hindus are willing to sacrifice
personal interests to the achievment
of Dominion stilus.
R. J. Cromie acted as chairman of
the debate. The judges were Walter
Owen, J. Friend Day, M.A. and T.
Schultz Advises
Prairie Contacts
Speaking about his recent trip to
Saskatoon, Charles Schultz, President of Men's Athletics, expresses
himself as being impressed with the
broad Canadian outlook of the prairie
universities. Separated from them
by the barrier of the Rocky Mountains, the University of British Columbia's outside contacts tend to be
with the south, and its interests are
not as broadly Canadian.
Schultz believes that the importance of conferences and competitions
with prairie universities is very great,
and such events help to bind Canada
together. Lack of them produces an
attitude of indifference and a narrowness of vision, he thinks.
These considerations make it very
desirable that the University of British Columbia should promote contact
with other western institutions to the
limit of its financial ability, declared
the President of Men's Athletics.
Prominent Local Men
Support Stadium Drive
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((T  7 ANCOUVER needs only one stadium, and the University
Y   stte Is preferable to Little Mountain," declared Robie L.
Reid, K.C., member of the Board of Governors, when inter*
viewed on the iriatter of the Stadium Campaign on Saturday.
"I do not know any city in the United States of the size of
Vancouver that has more than one stadium," he continued. "In
Detroit, Michigan, the stadium is situated at the university,
about forty miles from the centre of the city. At the intercollegiate football games played there, upwards of forty-flve thousand
Deroit citizens attend. Vancouver's stadium should be at the
Mr. Reid declared that if Vancouver really wants to help this
project, the authorities should recognize their opportunity to do
so now. If there are any technical objections to using funds under city control, he believed that permission could be obtained at
the coming session of the legislature.
Sherwood Lett Sure of Student Success
Sherwood Lett, the first president of the Alma Mater Society
of the University of British Columbia, declared: "I am sure that
after the success the students of the University had in financing
their gymnasium by their own efforts, they will have the same
success in building their own stadium."
J. M. Mercer, president of the Van-
Musical Society
Selects Cast
For Opera
Now that the complete cast for
"The Pirates of Penzance," the Musical Society's Spring production, has
been selected, afternoon and evening
rehearsals are being held under the
direction of Mr. C. Haydn Williams,
The Hates of ihe production have
been set for February 26,27 and 28,
the first night may be set aside for
students with reduced rates.
The leading role of Mabel, daughter
of the Major-General, is being played
by Miss Catherine Reid. Miss Reid,
a member of Education '31, graduated from the University in 1927, and
for the last two years has been studying music in Toronto. For the parts
of Mabel's three sisters, Edith, Kate
and Isabel, Miss Betty Smith, Miss
Alice Rowe and Miss Catherine Bri-
dgman have been chosen. A newcomer to the Society, Miss Sophie
Witte, will represent Ruth, nurse and
guardian to Frederick.
Ian Douglas, Arts '31 is the Pirate
King, swaggering leader of a band of
ruffians; MacKay Esler, a leading
figure of last year's production, has
been chosen as Frederick, an apprentice to the band. Bob Brooks is the
Major-General and Gordon Wilson the
Sergeant of Police.
For this year's production the Society has been very fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Edgar Smith
as dramatic manager. Mr. Smith has
had many year's experience in Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, both here
and in England, and has played several times in the "Pirates of Penzance." Mr. Smith will be assisted by
two students, Miss Rendall and Mr.
Bob Brooks.
couver Motors Ltd. and vice-president
of the Northern Construction Co.,
said that "if the students can swing
this they will justify their name as
Wilfred Hanbury, Federal Member
for Burrard, when questioned, said:
t is a > ery worthy object, and I will
do anything possible to help the idea
Blake Wilson Jr. reasoned that the
Olympic Stadium should be at Little
Mountain, but also stressed the importance of a University stadium.
He approved of the present campaign,
which has as its aim the making of
a permanent track and field and the
erection of bleachers.
"There is no better time than the
present," stated Mr. J. P. D. Malkin,
vice-president of W. H. Malkin & Co.,
but he stressed the importance of
setting the date of the proposed drive
far enough ahead so as not to inter-
fer with such similar schemes as the
"Community Chest," which is now
seeking support. In concluding the
interview, Mr. Malkin suggested the
coming summer as the ideal time for
the campaign period.
Spencer  States  Approval
"The project is highly commendable," declared Chris Spencer, president of David Spencer Ltd. .."The
students' ambition is admirable, and
the time, I believe, as opportune as
any." In regard to the original compulsory levy scheme, Mr.- Spencer
said that the Board of Governors, of
which he is a member, rejected it because they had no power to sanction,
not because they disapproved of the
Alderman G. C. Miller stated that
he is whole-heartedly in favor of the
stadium project. "Undoubtedly," he
said, "the place for a stadium is on
the University campus, and if the
students can raise the $20,000 they
propose in their campaign, it would
be a splendid undertaking."
(Continued on Page 3)
Tickets for the Aggie Ball.
January 23, are now on sale in
the Quad or can be bought from
any member of Agriculture.
Proceeds from the dance will
go to the Stadium fund.
Last Year's Council President
Bestows Blessing on Campaign
The Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
This is just a line to congratulate the A. M. S. on the
turn which the stadium situation has taken. It makes one
feel proud to belong to a university with a faculty like ours.
Our professors have always merited our admiration concerning their professional and personal qualities; this gift
tells a us little of their attitude towards us that would never
be spoken in words. Considering the number of the faculty
and the amount of the donation the personal sacrifice which
they have each made is remarkable.
It is no longer my privilege to urge the students to back
this campaign. I know most of them need no urging. But
I should like to ask each one to look ahead twenty years or
more. The amount contributed will then be forgotten, yet
each will swell with pride at the thought that he had a real
part in building that glorious tradition of U. B. C. — The
tradition exemplified by the Cairn and the gym. and he
would blush then if he fails now to take his opportunity.
I wish I could be in Vancouver long enough at a time
to give a hand.
EDITOR'S NOTE.—A handsome donation   was   enclosed   by   last
year's A. M. S. president. *-"*•"    JV«'". i^jppu*"   •
January 20, 1931
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Unlvenity of British Columbia, Watt Point Gray.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Ronald Grantham
Editorial Staff
Sanlor Editors!  Basslt Robertson and Edgar  Brown
Assoc ate Editors i Margaret Creelman, Malrl Dingwall, Kay Murray and Nlek Mussallem.
Assistant Editors!  Mollis Jordan,  R.  Harcourt,  Art  Mc Ken tie and  Cecil  Brennan
_ Cecelia Long
..   Feature Editors Bunny Pound. Exchange Editors Kay Murray.
Literary Editor; Frances Lucas. Assistant Literary Editor: Michael Freeman.
Sport Editor: Malcolm McGregor
Associate Sport Editors: Olive Selfe, Guthrie Hamlin and J.  Wilfred Lee.
Cartoonist: W. Tavender.
_ News Manager: Himie Koshevay.
R«port«»'  Phil.  Gelin,  Norman  Hacking,  Dick  Locke,  Don  Davidson,   R.  L.   Malkin,
Day  Washington,   B.   Jackson,  J.   I.   McDougall,   Kay  Greenwood,   Morton   Wilson
Jeanne Butorae, J.  Millar, J. A. Spragge, St. John Madeley,  Edith Mcintosh,
Yvonne Brown  and  E.  Costain.
Business Staff
Business Manager s John W. Fox.
Advertising Manager: Jack  Turvey. Circulation  Manager:   Reg.  Price.
Advertising  Assistants:   A.   C.   Lake and  A.   Kennedy.
Business Assistants: Alf. Allen, C. Cole, M. Alexander and J. Bardsley.
Senior; Bessie Robertson
Associates:   Margaret  Creelman,   Kay  Murray. Assistant:   Art   MeKensle
Sport Editors:  Malcolm  McGregor,  Olive Selfe.
Getting a Head Start
On Friday the Alma Mater Society approved the suggestion
of a Stadium Campaign, and on Saturday the central committee
Eerfected plans for the drive.   There is no doubt that the student
ody is behind the effort, but success cannot be achieved unless
all who are called upon to work respond with enthusiasm.
The campaign does not start until Thursday, but much has
already been accomplished. The Vancouver Sun has lent its support to the extent of letting the Publications Board take it over
for a day and mould the newspaper to the students' purposes.
Mr. R. J. Cromie, the "Sun's" publisher, made a very handsome
donation to the fund. The sale of the "Sun" on the campus on
Saturday added a further contribution. Prominent men have
voiced their approval. Money has started to come in from friends
of the University. The Society of Thoth seethes with ideas for a
benefit entertainment, and other organizations are getting into
action. All this betokens a campaign that will be the greatest
effort since the famous drive for buildings in 1922-23. It is up
to each member of the student body to do his share. If these
first successes are followed up, the objective of $20,000 can be
Junior Initiative
Indicative of the enthusiasm shown by the student body for
the Stadium campaign is the plan of Arts '32 executive to charge
10c admission to its annual oratorical contest.
The tryouts for the event will be held on Wednesday noon,
in Arts 205, and the final contest will take place on Tuesday
noon, January 27, in Arts 100.
The members of the Arts '32 executive are to be commended
on their worthy undertaking; student support is all that is needed
to make their effort a success.
With Humble Thanks
Last term there appeared in this column an editorial criticizing the term essay as it exists today at U. B. C. In the issue
following this dissertation a lengthy letter was published enlarging this theme and stating a noteworthy example of the
burden of the term assignment. These two items have apparently combined to show the Faculty that the term essay is not inevitable.
We hear of at least two History courses from which the essay has been eliminated as part of the term's work. In the English department a different course of action has been followed,
several professors having decided to allot a greater percentage
of marks to the term essay than has hitherto been the custom.
A vote of appreciation from the student body is due to these
members of Faculty who have helped to lighten the burden of
work in the short University term.
A Reign of Terror
The drastic sentences recently passed by the Faculty Council on three victims for talking in the library will not serve to
increase the respect of students for the new regime of silence,
or for those who enforce it. The severe punishments were calculated to overawe the undergraduate body, but they have succeeded in arousing a great deal of resentment and ill-feeling.
Those who were sentenced are regarded as martyrs rather than
as criminals.
At the same time, it cannot be denied that the students in
question were guilty of taking it upon themselves to defy authority, instead of going at once to the Students' Council, with their
cases. The Students' Council is the only recognized medium between the students and the university authorities, although the
fact is not generally realized. This oversight is a common one,
and one to which attention needs to be drawn, but the Faculty
Council could have found a more sensible way of doing it than
by taking the action it did.
All students will agree that silence in the library is desirable,
and most will observe it. There are always some who will gossip
if allowed to, but surely it is sufficient if they are first warned
and then, if necessary, requested to leave for the day. A distinction should be made, too, between gossip and the exchange of a
few words in tones that disturb no one. It is unnecessary to
have library supervision so strict that students are afraid to
open their mouths. When they are treated like children, they
are likely to react childishly—witness the vanishing "silence"
signs last term.
Antagonism is not the way to secure silence in the library.
This Reign of Terror that the authorities have instituted has produced antagonism, and a natural but deplorable disrespect. Pouncing on students who dare to exchange a whisper, banishing them
from the library for several days or weeks, suspending them from
the University—these methods are to be condemned. Let us have
more consideration and co-operation on the part of both students
and authorities.
Fratmen, Freemen and Friendship
The main purpose of fraternities is supposed to be the promotion of friendship. One cannot join a fraternity unless one is
voted in unanimously. When this is done, one joins a group of
which every member is a friend. One's regard and loyalty is
given to them to the practical exclusion of everybody else. The
membership forms a self-sufficient brotherhood. That is the
In reality, however, there are strong reasons for believing
that the theory is false, and that fraternities are, on the whole,
artificial and undesirable. Why are there so many discontented
and disillusioned fratmen, who are prevented only by loyalty or
weakness of character from leaving their organizations? Can
fraternities be said to promote friendship when one's friends, or
would-be friends, are often "rushed" into these cliques, and become mere acquaintances? Can fraternities be held to promote
fraternity in a university when there is often rivalry between
groups—when the student body is divided into two camps, fratmen and freemen—when indifference is a common condition not
only between individuals of the two camps, but of the various
Fraternities are based on an inadequate conception of friendship according to which a man's friends should be similar to himself in tastes, habits and general nature. They are groups of
mutually compatible persons, for no one who is objectionable to
a member of a group will be asked to join it, unless he is desired
for his position or his money—in which case his lot is unfortunate
indeed, if he accepts.
Mutual compatibility, however, is not friendship. That is
not to say that friendship cannot exist in a fraternity, but it is
to say that it is difficult for friendship to exist outside a fraternity,
as far as fratmen are concerned. A fraternity effectively limits
the friendship of its members to themselves. In this way it
standardizes, and tends to produce a type.
On the other hand, the man who is free to make friends according to his own inclinations and regardless of whether his
choices are acceptable to others, is an individual. His friends
may differ from him in many respects, but his friendships will
be the more permanent and valuable for that. The clash of personalities results in intellectual and character development. It
produces mutual respect, and self-respect.
Fratmen, in giving their reasons for joining fraternities, often say that they would go with the same "crowd" anyway. That
is a short-sighted argument. The organization of a mutually
compatible group into a fraternity means that the members must
associate from then onward whether they continue to be enthusiastic about it or not. The door is closed on very valuable friendships that an individual might have formed later with students
who quite possibly would not be at all acceptable to the group
to which he is artificially bound.
Sincere personal friendship .cannot be achieved by organization. It is the same with friendship as with happiness—both
must come of themselves in a natural way, and neither can be
obtained by working directly for it. Sociability and camaraderie
can be promoted by organization, without affecting the friendships of individuals. The unfortunate feature of fraternities is
that they attempt the impossible, and though they may achieve
their purpose to some extent, they cheat both their members and
those without the pale. If fraternities were organized for sociability and camaraderie, if they were not iron-bound and their
members could pass in and out at will, they would fulfill their
purpose more ideally—but then, of course, they would not be
Moronic Motorists
Sometimes it seems that all the inconsiderate people in the
University own cars. We are not going to make a plea that the
practice of giving lifts be more generally observed—although,
standing on a street corner with ten minutes in which to make
a fifteen minute journey, and no cars in sight, we have often resolved to do so—but the matter of honking is the subject of our
complaint. Briefly, there is too much honking of the persistent
variety. "Think before you honk" should be the maxim of every
Varsity motorist, and professors and students would be spared
many moments of annoyance if it were observed.
A letter from Chief Bingham recently published in this paper
draws attention to another matter that has long required comment. In spite of Sittin' Bull II. and his henchmen, much speeding is done by students on the boulevards and in the city. Minor
accidents seem to be no deterrent. It is easy to exaggerate the
amount of reckless driving that is done, but it is more than it
should be. Students who use the street cars often see Varsity
automobiles dash by just as passengers are about to alight. Many
have narrowly escaped being hit. Is a sacrifice of human life necessary to bring some student drivers to a realization of their responsibilities?
Noon Hour Talk
The   use   of   the   word   "expelled"
N.    Thomson    will; in connection with some students who
failed at Christmas was inadvertent,
and should have read:  "requested to
Professor    H.
speak on "The Life and Work of the
Metallurgical Engineer," on Tuesday,
at 12.25 in Ap. Sc. 102.
Track Club Notice
The track team picture for the
Totem will he taken tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21, at 5 p.m. sharp.
Members are urged to be on time. The
following men are included: Alpen,
McTavish, Osbourne, Thomas, Curie,
Gaul, Gansner, Allen, A., Shatford,
Morrow, Costain, Campbell, Thornber,
Allen, G., Ward, Clarke, Ledingham
and Dirom.
Men's Grass Hockey Club
Pictures for the "Totem" of both
men's grass-hockey teams will be
taken at Wadds Studio, 1318 Granville Street, at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21. All players who
have turned out at all should be present,
The game, Varsity vs, U.B.C. which
was postponed from last Wednesday,
will be played at Connaught Park
on  Wednesday, January 21.
Poetry Concerning the Elephant
and the Columnist.
Burges Johnson once wrote a lovely
poem about the elephant, extolling
worthily the virtues of that noble
beast. I was reading it the other
evening, and I thought how beautiful and «pt this little tribute would
be, adapted a trifle to suit modern conditions. Below are the two versions,
one Mr. Johnson's, the other a modest adaptation.
Ah me, how frequently I pant
To be a stately Elephant 1
With skin so thick and strength so
He scorns the puny pricks of fate,
The while his shoulders well may bear
A really untold weight of care.
Ah, were I he, I will aver,
I'd be a model housekeeper!
'Tis possible, I grant you, that
He is not suited to a flat;
Yet you'll admit at once that he
Is builded for economy.
He need not stoop to pick things up;
He needs no valet, cook nor maid;
His hand is spoon and fork and cup.
And e'en a straw for lemonade!
And what conveniences are these:
When  days  are  hot  in  fourth-
floor rears,
To  have   a   shower-bath   when  you
And sit a-fanning with your ears;
Or when the days are wintry chill,
And windows must the air exclude,
To leave one's nose across the sill
While folk below prepare their
The Fireside Elephant's a thing
Worth any bard's imagining!
For when his spouse prepares to darn,
His tusks may hold a skein of yarn,
The while, a cook-book in his nose,
He rocks the cradle with his toes,
And trumpets in a manner mild
To gratify his happy child.
Where  is  the man  who would not
To be a gentle Elephant?
*   *    *
Here is a lure that few resist—
To be a Campus Columnist.
Of thickened skin the need is great,
For Scorn attacks, and also Fate.
And loads of cruel, canker'd care
His faithful shoulders ever bear.
Ah, were you he, you'd represent
Sad Patience on a monument!
'Tis possible, I grant, the, ruck
Of readers prefer Muck-a-Muck,
And what chance has a chap like me
Superior to such wit to be?
I get loud laughter and the razz
If I attempt such swift finesse,
Such bon mots and such smart cracks
One reads in "W.P.A.S."
Or if in poetry I'm sunk,
And humbly supplicate the Muse,
The mildest epithet is "Bunk!"
The strongest one I would not use
I write up some engrossing game
In guise I'm sure will not seem
The campus rises up in flame,
And all the dogs of war lets slip.
The Campus Columnist's a thing
Worth any bard's imagining!
For, if he writes a brilliant yarn,
Nobody seems to give a darn.
But if he just lets up a day,
The very dickens is to pay,
Or thankful letters start to pour
In through the editorial door.
Where is the man who could resist
To be a Campus Colyumist?
While They Last
First quality English Overcoats
made by
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Also The Famous Semi-ready at
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An opportunity you should not pass up
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Character Development
of Supreme Value
Rev. Walter Ellis, M.A., B.D., addressed the V. C. U. in Arts 204 on
Wednesday. In developing his subject
"The Core of Christianity" the
speaker stressed the fact that character is of supreme importance in
life. Character development is one
of the most important aims of education, it is also the common ideal
of the churches. The difference between worldly institutions and Christianity, however, is that the world
seeks the development of an inherited
character while the church believes
in the acquirement of the Christian
character. The best that the world
can do is to develop better citizens
while Christianity not only does this,
but imparts to its followers a moral
character which will meet every test
in this life and will enable them to
face  the  future  life  with  confidence
University Book Prize
Subjects Announced
The subjects for the University
Book Prize in 1930-31, as announced
by Dr. Walker, are: (1) Kipling's
latest animal stories compared with
his earlier. (2) Masefleld as the
poet of the common man. Essays
should be about 2,000 words in length
and must be submitted to the Head
of the English Department by the
tenth day of April.
The most outstanding engineering
feat witnessed on the campus for
some time was the lifting of the new
A.M.S. safe up the stairs to the stenographer's office. The safe is the gift
of Mr. R. L. Cliff, father of Arnold
Cliff, and councillors are strong in
expressions of gratitude.
(Le Gaulois, Paris, France) "Among real artists one should draw very
special attention to Isabelle Bur-
(London Times, England) "A truly
great Contralto. She is a singer to
claim and hold the attention."
Isabelle Burnada
In response to numerous enquiries during her stay in Vancouver,
will hear auditions and conduct
Singing and Vocal
Suite   200,   Empire   Building
Telephone Trinity 5G79
The famous Dunhill lighters — aristocrats in their
field, will be cleared Saturday at one-third off. If
Santa failed to bring you
one of these rich, useful
smoking aides, you may
choose your favorite from
this group and at the same
time effect a substantial
savings. Ladies' and men's
styles, and sizes are shown
in plain silver and gold—
leathers, snakeskin, mila-
nese, enamelled and novelty
styles. The original prices
in this beautiful assortment range from $7.00 to
First Class Shoe Repairing
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Special classes will be given by M.
S. Boyer de la Giroday,
Telephone Trinity  5679 between
.'5 and 5 p.m.
4 in number in Vancouver
8 in British Columbia
Are every day proving their usefulness    to    some    University
Grads, or Undergrads.
If you want to fly to any place
planes will take you.
If you need such services
and You'll Never Regret It.
R. J. SPROTT. B.A.. President
Phones:   SEYMOUR   1810-9002
336 Hasting* St.. W. January 20,1981
Philosophy Club
The next meeting of the Philosophy
Club will be held in the form of a
banquet, at Union College, Thursday,
January 22, at 6.30 p.m. Misa Cicely
Hunt will read a paper on "The Role
of Habit in Life." Students who are
interested in joining are cordially invited to attend the dinner-meeting and
are asked to notify the secretary, Miss
Ethel P. McDowell, by Wednesday,
January 21, in order to make sufficient reservations.
A* I. £2. £.
The A.I.E.E. will meet Tuesday
evening, January 20, at 7.30, in Mech.
Eng. 111. The papers to be given are
on the subjects "The Cottrel Process
of Electrical Precipitation," and "Michael Faraday," by E. Kershaw and
H. Tull respectively. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Women's Gym Club
The Tuesday class of the Women's
Gymnasium Club has been cancelled
for this term. One class will be held
each week on Thursday afternoons
from 4 to 5 o'clock. Those who were
members of the Tuesday class before Christmas arc urged to turn out
to the Thursday class. For this term
the fees for new members will be $1,
and for those who attended last term,
60c. These fees should be paid to
Kay Crosby, Kathleen Murray or
Bessie Robertson as soon as possible.
Law Club
The first meeting of the Law Club
will be held tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. in the Chess Club
Room in the Gymnasium. A mock
trial will be held.
C. O. T. C.
1. Prospective recruits for second
term may be accepted at the
orderly room, Arts Bldg.
2. Annual muster parade will be
held 11th February, 1931.
3. Annual Inspection 4th March.
4. Regular parade Wednesday, January 21. and lecture Thursday
noon, January 22, Aggie 100.
5. The following members will report to the orderly room: R. R.
Alpen, E. B. Clarke, D. A. Freeman, G. A. Cord, B. O. Whiles,
N. Mussallem, G. A. Dirom, P. L.
Malkin, A. R. Shatford, A. D.
Pigott, D. Wallace, F. E. C. Roberts, C. D. Osborne, A. J. Stewart, H. S. Fowler, J. D. Whit-
taker, R. V. Anderson, E. D.
James, A. L. Crove, N. R. Hacking, A. B. Jackson.
La Canadienne
The regular meeting of "La Canadienne" will be held on Tues. evening,
January 20, at 7.30 p.m., at the home
of Margaret Moscrop, 4501-5th Avenue West. Miss Greig will give a
V, c. u.
The next open meeting of the V.C.
U. will be held Thursday noon in Arts
204 at 12.10. Rev. J. E. Harris has
been invited to speak and his subject will be "The Secrets of a Successful Life." Rev. Harris is a graduate
of the University of Alberta and is a
member of the Vancouver Bible
School staff. He is known throughout North America for his articles in
the Sunday School Times.
Menorah Society
A meeting of the Menorah Society
was held on Sunday evening at the
home of Norman Brown during which
Prof. J. Bieby read a paper on poultry paralysis. Lively discussion followed the very  interesting  paper.
Campaign Plans
(Continued from page 1)
Certain steps to prevent overlapping of effort were also approved at
the meeting. Applications for permission to hold special money-making
functions or to utilize special remunerative ideas is to be made to
Council the day preceding the proposed event. Betty Buckland is to
have charge of assigning dates so
that conflicts will be avoided.
All monies are to be paid into an
"Alma Mater Society Trust Account,"
of which Frank McKenzie is treasurer.
All chocks should be made payable to
this account. Class contributions are
to be made through the Class President. Arnold Cliff is in charge of
purchasing all supplies which arc
Members of Faculty, who have already made very generous contributions,  will   not   again  be  approached.
Chairman Schultz concluded by explaining that an attempt had been
made to enlist the active assistance
of as many representative groups as
possible. Me urged that every student do his or her part. Mis belief
that the campaign would "go over"
vns re-iterated by President Don
Time Opportune
For Stadium
(Continued from Page 1)
J. K. McRae, prominent city barrister, expressed his approval of the
stadium project by stating: "It is an
excellent idea, and there is no need
for any person to think of the proposed stadium as a huge bowl with
a seating capacity of one hundred
thousand. It will not be in conflict
with the Little Mountain stadium,
and I consider that success in a venture of this kind is very probable.
Furthermore, the fact of its existence
will stimulate a marked increase in
athletics, not only at the University,
but also in this province."
However, he considered that the
drive would experience a setback if
carried out at the moment, basing his
reason for this belief on the fact that
the Community Chest and the Million
Days' Work Campaign are taxing the
people to a great extent at present.
— These interviews are reprinted
from the Vancouver Sun, for which
they were obtained by "Ubyssey" reporters under the direction of Cecilia
Long, when the Publications Board
edited the "Sun" on Saturday.
Future Chemists
Give Paper
An enjoyable meeting of the Chemistry Society took place Wednesday
evening at the home of Mrs. Dairon.
Three student papers were read. Miss
Dorothy Wylie dealt with "The History of the Rare Earths," describing
their occurrence and methods of purification. Illinium was the last to be
In a lengthy paper Peter Black described "Poisons" in their relation to
animal and plant systems. Their toxic action is due largely to their chemical combination with protoplasm, and
to their physio-chemical action on the
The last paper, dealing with "Industrial Filtration," by George Evans,
described several types of large-scale
niters, the modern continuous filter
being the most efficient.
At the last meeting of the Agriculture Club, Mr. Snesarev, who is
taking his M. Sc. A. in Economics,
spoke on "Siberia." He outlined the
development of the country from 1581
to the present day.
With the completion of the Trans-
Siberian Railway in 1894, Siberia became of great importance to Russia,
on account of the potential development of its natural resources. The
next point was the industrial development.
"With the population divided into
83% rural and 17% urban, with less
than l'/r of the population skilled
artisans, and with the largest coal
and iron fields in the world untouched
in the Trans Ural section of the country, Siberia is in the position to develop faster than the Middle West."
The following points were then
enlarged upon: the new administrative divisions, the population and its
education, the new Agricultural divisions and possibilities, the Emigration
policies of the old Regime, the Provisional Government and the three
plans of the Soviet, the new railways under construction and the ones
contemplated will cover Siberia like a
net work. The last part of the lecture
covered Siberia's ambition, and the
probable influence of Siberia on world
Pep Rally Given
For Aggie Ball
Argentine Tango-ing by "Nifty"
Harwood and Ray Federoff was the
high spot of the Aggie pep meeting
at noon, Monday.
The English Rugby song as played
by Jack Emerson, Ernie Gilbert,
Bouncing Bernie and "Oly" Anderson
met with applause. "The Wanderer's
Return" gave a view of modern petting, with a wronged husband looking
on. Wilf Lee and his choristers sang
under fire, to the tune of "Sunnyside
Up." The orchestra's selection was
followed by the Argentine Tango
dance; "Nifty" made a fascinating
vamp while Ray was the ideal Spanish
hero. The Stadium was the theme
for the singers to the tune of "I ain't
got no body," followed by the "Aggie Ball to "Polly Wolly Doodle."
The orchestra, in spite of lack of appreciation, repeated their efforts. Tho
Science men ended the program with
their usual theme song.
To those students who remember the
good old days, the library is becoming
more like Sing Sing every year. Not
that old-timers have an adequate basis
of comparison, but rather that the place
la becoming a place of penitence where
all must suffer in silence. There is a
current superstition abroad, especially
among the library staff that students
are a superfluity and a drawback to the
university. I would like to remind these
people that if it was not for the fact
that students continually seek the dubious advantages of a degree they would
be out of a job. As to the decree of
silence, anyone who has done even a
modicum of studying will agree that a
certain amount of conversation is an
indubitable aid to the pursuit of wisdom.
* » *
An interesting but rather depressing review of United States college
methods appeared recently in the
"Saturday Evening Post" over the
signature of Philip Wylie.
He attacks the mass production
methods of standardization of courses,
the antiquated subjects and the old
fashioned way in which they are
taught, blaming the failure of many
students on their disgust at the above
In one neatly turned paragraph he
says, "Education is still preparing
sixteenth century monks and pre-
renaissance gentlewomen to go out
into a world that few professors
know anything about."
Apparently even if one adds a large
grain of salt to Mr. Wylie's contentions, the United States universities
are somewhat less efficient than those
of Canada.
Yet, such is our "national" fondness for playing the poor and admiring relation in regard to Uncle Sam,
no doubt we shall in time be able to
boast of a similar educational system.
*   *   *
The energetic Mr. Schultz seems to
have started something when he inspired the current stadium campaign.
Judging by the response to the first
move, the sale of the Ubyssey-Sun,
Saturday and the enthusiasm manifested at the committee meeting the
same afternoon it looks as if the
students are at last awake. If Schultz
has really succeeded in this he has
done something that Editors and
Councils have tried in vain to do for
One of the outstanding features of
last Friday's Alma Mater meeting
was the lateness of the arrival of the
student dignitaries, to wit Council.
While admitting that these worthies
are very important personages, especially in their own estimation, one
feels that a little consideration for the
people who put them in office would
not be out of place. The auditorium
was full at least twenty minutes before the great ones deigned to appear.
May I suggest that a meeting scheduled for 12.15 be started some time
before 12.40, if only for the sake of
consistency, even if such punctuality
should be breaking an old Council
Ten Years Ago
(From the "Ubyssey" of
January 20th, 1921)
P. D. I. Honeyman, Science
'21, wha was elected at the end
of last term as the new president of the Rootem Club announced that his assistants for
the coming term will be King
Meekison, Yell-leader, and Ernie
Clark and Mickey McDougall,
assistant yell-leaders.
The persistent albatross which
has been following the Varsity
Soccer ship around this year
refused to be shaken off when
the Soccer sailors failed to take
Sappertons for a ride. Bobby
Jackson, who was seriously injured during the first half insisted on finishing the game.
*    *    *
A conference of students and
faculty members frfom the Universities of Canada who are interested in Christianity in University life was held at Guelph,
Ont. H. MacLean and Isobel
Miller attended as delegates
from U. B. C, and the result
of the conference was the establishment of the Student Christian Movement.
Contributions to the Muck Page
are welcomed from the Student Body.
These may be sent through the letter-
rack or may be left in the Pub. We
will not divulge the name of the
author unless so requested. If the
students want a Muck Page, they can
assist in the composition of it.
E. I. C.
A meeting of the Engineering Institute will be held in Applied Science 100 on Wednesday at noon. Mr.
Perry will show motion pictures of
the blasting of a precast dam into
The student who lent me his pen
to write a check in the Book Store
can obtain it by applying for same
in the Book Store.
V. B. C.
With Bessie Co-eds and rah rah boys,
Writing the front page heads,
The copy boys had new found joys,
Serving the girls instead.
The editor too, found some relief,
Sitting next to a beautiful maid,
And in their minds, its our belief,
The memory will never fade.
They scattered the lines and heads
with haste,
And sent the copy fast,
And then they called for a pot of
They had scraped it to the last.
We overheard a passing request,
From some of these scribing
Those time worn words we know the
Can you give me a couple of
Then dead-line was over, they waited
to see,
The result of the morning's endeavor,
To show all the public that the youth
of B.C.,
Will be Canada's leaders for ever.
—The "Sun" Office Boy.
What People Are Saying:
Don Hutchison: "We must be
a very wonderful Council!"
Himie Koshevoy: "Well, boys,
there goes the earthquake."
Ronald Grantham: "I want
Clara Bow featured."
Albert Lake:   "WuxtryPee-
Mr. Poole: "While I was in
Paris, the book-stores there suffered greatly from theft."
"Sitting Bull:" "Who was it
pinched my hat?"
Koshevoy: "Say, you're a fine
Mussallem: "They took a
spare tire of mine once when I
couldn't pay for a meal."
Jean Margolls: "I'd marry
anything as long as it isn't a
French professor."
Mr. Peacock (to Ralph Thomas) "Who is the window opener?
Will you function?"
"Research is a necessary part of any
business," stated Mr. J. W. Kelly, of
the Portland Cement Association,
when he delivered an illustrated lecture before the E.I.C. on Wednesday
noon. There are 30,000 research
workers in America, involving an annual expenditure of $200,000,000. The
Bell Telephone Company alone has
4,000 men engaged in improving their
In discussing concrete, Mr. Kelly
stressed the importance of the water-
cement ratio. Strength, water-tightness and durability of concrete are
controlled by the amount of water used
per sack of cement. Curing concrete
is an important operation, and the
chemical action involved is not completely understood. Hardening takes
place because of chemical action between Portland cement and water,
and moisture must be present to complete the hydration if the full strength of the concrete is to be attained.
As the hydration of the cement continues the volumes become larger, so
that the concrete develops greater
watertightness, fire-resistance, shrinkage and expansion, and the effects of
U. B. C. Graduates
Favor Canada
The common conception that graduates of the University of British
Columbia leave Canada, particularly
for the United States, after being
educated at public expense in this
Province is exploded by statistics
from President L. S. Klinck's office.
Of the 1,318 graduates of the Uni-
veristy only 103 are now resident in
the United States and, of this number, 24 are studying for advanced degrees and will in all likelihood return to Canada.
Sport Summary
Senior "A" Men. 14; Adanacs,   12.
Senior "B" Men. 20; Mera-
lomas, 24.
Varsity, 3; Pt. Grey United, 0.
Varsity Junior, 12; R.C.N.V.R.. 1
U. B. C, 1; Incogs, 4
IT. B. C, 8; Magee, 0.
Varsity, 0; Normal, 3.
Senior "B", 12; AH Blacks, 0.
Varsity, 4; Cougars, 8.
"The Ubyssey,"
Dear Sir:
Mea culpa 1 mea culpa! I humbly
acknowledge all my wrongdoings and
shortcomings, my ignorance of the
forensic art, my bucolic crudity of
speech, my evil and spiteful slander
of the greatest figures of our century.
When I arose to strike with the typewriter in my own defence, I little
realized that those mystic letters "E.
N.B." concealed the name of that
idolized, world-famed, scintillating
critic, Edgar N. Brown. Although I
thought I saw faint, faint glimmerings of genius in the article, I little
realized that I was preparing my
own fate and ignomy when I had the
Kresumptuous impudence to reply to
Ir. Brown's exceedingly restrained
criticism. Alas that I could have
been so obtuse as to fail to perceive
Mr. Brown's light hidden under a
bushel, one might almost say under
a wheat pool.
I do not know what can be done,
Mr. Editor, to mitigate the wrath of
this eminent critic, and world-known
debating authority. My humble suggestion is that the executive of the
Debating Union, which was so grossly
misled as to choose such an unworthy
representative as myself to debate for
the honor of our Alma Mater, should
be severely censured, and summarily
ejected from office. Possibly vengeance might also be visited on any
surviving members of previous Unions
who also wandered from the paths
of rectitude in a similarly lamentable
manner. Furthermore, those members
of the professorial body, who once
gave me credit for some small oratorical ability, should be expelled from
the University with ignomy.
It is of little use for me to speak
in my defence, Mr. Editor, for my
weak and feeble voice will be quickly
drowned by the melodious, mellifluent,
basso profundo of my eminent inquisitor.
Yours penitently,
R. E. M. Yerburgh.
Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
We wish to draw to the attention
of the Senior year the oversight of
the Totem staff in allowing the use
of foreign-made mountings for graduation class photos. In view of the
present endeavor to use Canadian-
made products, we would request an
explanation from the persons responsible.
Yours sincerely,
Editor's Note: Having referred the
above matter to the "Totem" Editor
and the Publications Board Business
Manager, we are glad to oblige our
correspondents with the following explanation:
Messers L. Swain and J. T. Young,
Dear Sirs:
I have your letter to the Editor of
the "Ubyssey" regarding the use of
foreign made mountings for the graduation photographs.
I have investigated this and found
that your accusation is correct except
for a few points.
In the first place you chose the
foreign made mounting in place of a
Canadian made one. The mounting
used is a matter of individual choice.
In the second place you will find if
you care to investigate yourself that
all photographers use the mountings
of several different companies both in
Canada and in the United States in
order that their customers will have
a wider choice than if they, the photographers, were to offer only one type
or design of mounting.
Our book this year is to be entirely
Canadian made with regard to printing, cuts, covers, stock and ink. Our
photographing is being done by a
local man of wide acquaintance and
he is noted for his good work. He is
giving you a photo that would ordinarily; cost you $2.25 for $1.25. Therefore in view of the above, I would
like to suggest that you direct your
interests to other channels and make
sure that your case is water-tight before  presenting  it.
Your  truly,
J.  W.  FOX,
Business Manager, "Totem."
Two Candidates for
Tom Brown and W. J. Thompson
are running for treasurer of the A.
M S. Brown is treasurer of Arts '82
and Thompson is treasurer of Arts
Men's Undergrad. The election will
be held Friday noon by secret ballot.
All students are eligible to vote.
Enrollment In Short Courses
Announcement is made from the
office of the Dean of Agriculture that
;n the 1931 special short course in
Animal Diseases and Nutrition to bo
held from January 19 to 23, 45 students are enrolled; and in the short
course from January 19 to 30, 75 are
tl6.65 to $16.65
Always Welcome
At The
Alma Academy
WED. and SAT.
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January 20, 1931
Arnold Brilliant As Adanacs Wilt
Varsity will be at home to the erratic Crusaders Wednesday
at the campus gym in a regular league game. Now is the time
for all good men to come to the aid of a potential championship
squad.  Varsity leads the race but cannot afford to slip.
Varsity Senior "A" basketball players gained undisputed possession of the top rung in the Vancouver and District League
standings Saturday night when they downed the champion Ada
nacs at the V.A.C. gym 14-12 in the
fastest game of the season
In the first game of the evening
the Senior "B" men defeated the
Young Conservatives 28-24 and thereby also entrenched themselves very
firmly in first pla.ce in their division.
The senior struggle was of the
variety referred to as nip and tuck
by our better journals. Both sides
concentrated on defensive tactics and
most of the scoring came from shots
well past the foul Tine.
The Adanacs maintained a slight
advantage all through the first half
and were leading 9-7 at the interval.
With about seven minutes to go Coach
Montgomery sent in a new forward
line and Lee signalised his return to
the floor by giving Varsity the lead
for the first time with the score
The boys tore up and down the
floor with no results for the next few
minutes and then Pi Campbell gained
a basket that spoiled the Adanacs
chances. It happened this way.
Doug. Fraser, who was playing
basketball when most of the Varsity
boys were playing with rattles, had
the ball under his own basket and
was looking for some one to give it
^—4o. Campbell, always the gentleman,
solved the problem by bounding in
and taking It from the Westminster
boy. He made no mistake with the
basket and from then on the Varsity
defence gave the tired Adanacs no
chance to score.
The major share of the credit for
Varsity's    victory   goes   to   Arnold
Henderson.   The lanky captain of the
boys in blue was a stumbling block
1^     of no mean proportion for the cham-
^L    pions and the way he smothered re-
^H   bounds from the basket was a sight
^H   that brought tears to the eyes of the
^H   Westminster supporters.
^V In the Senior "B" game the Var-
■r sity boys packed too much speed for
W the Politicians.   The Tories, who were
■ regarded as the team to beat for the
f championship, made it close all the
p way but the zone defense of the win-
! ners was just a bit too good.
The U.B.C. Gridders slipped up sadly Saturday, when they let the Cougars, a former Junior team nose them
out by one point in the 3enior City
League game at McBride Park, on
Saturday. The team which included
a surprising number of new men
played very well on defense but its
offensive play is in need of polishing.
Varsity received the kick-off and as
usual, started off well. Early in the
first quarter, Coventry playing the
game for the first time this year
made a nice gain around the end.
However his English Rugby training
overcame him and he was penalized
five yards for passing off the ground.
This small setback did not damp the
Students' ardour, however, and they
continued their march down the field
until held for downs on the ten yard
line when they kicked to deadline
making the score 1-0. Shortly before the end of the first quarter Mark
Collins, the Varsity full-back, scooped
up a fumble behind the Cougar line
ami galloped thirty yards to a touchdown, which was converted by Doug.
The second session was uneventful
with the play see-sawing around centre field. In the third period the tide
began to turn with the Collegians
kept mostly on the defensive. They
suffered a lot of bad breaks in the
way of blocked kicks, and fumbles,
but completed a twenty yard forward
pass, Deloise to Arthur which helped
some. A few minutes later one of
the Cougar backs slipped around the
end and scored. The touchdown was
converted, making the score seven all.
Early in the last quarter Clubbers
once again kicked to deadline and
although Varsity gave everything the
boys were unable to overcome the one
point lead.
Bunny Bonny as Racketers Rise
The first Badminton team won a
decisive victory over the Military
Hospital last Thursday, 11-5. This
places the U.B.C. team second in the
Vancouver and District Badminton
League. The team was: Phae Van
Dusen, Irene Ramage, Ellen Gleed,
Bunny Pound, Nic Solly, Levy Holmes,
Ian   Campbell   and   Ken   Atkinson.
U.B.C. women's grass hockey team
rose to third place in the league Saturday afternoon by defeating the Ma-
fee squad 8-0, at Strathcona Park.
he game was fast and the students
deserved their win, due to their superior speed and combination. Nancy
Carter scored for the coeds early in
the first half and Carol Sellers put
in a second. Laurel Rowntree and
Nancy Carter again before half-time.
In the second half, Nancy Carter
scored her third goal, making the
score 5-0. Carol Sellers and Laurel
Rowntree each scored another, while
an eighth went in from a scrum in
front of the net. Only once did Magee
get a nice chance at a goal but Margaret Harris cleared splendidly.
The whole team turned in an exceptional performance and all equally
deserve congratulation. The line up
was: M. Harris; M. McDonald, E.
Teppo; R. Mowat, M. McKay, E.
Leigh; V. Mellish, C. Sellers, N. Carter, B. Sutton, L. Rowntree.
In the second game, Varsity lost
3-0 to Normal. The game was even
but poor shooting ruined Varsity. Iso-
bel McArthur at centre did well for
At 10 p.m. next Friday the Arena
is to be the scene of a fight to the
death when Varsity's steel shod hockey
artists tangle with the league leading
Ex-King  George aggregation.
So far this season Lady Luck has
not been over kind to the hunters
of the elusive disc, but the boys express themselves as confident that the
wheel of fortune is about to swing
their way for a change and they are
fully expecting to take the Ex-King
into camp on Friday.
At the junior amateur hockey games
this season, a very fair brand of stick
wielding has been in evidence at
these sessions. To date the crowds,
at Varsity games at least, have been
small but members of the team figure that they are putting up a good
exhibition and so are optimistic that
the attendance will increase especially
as the games are free.
The line-up for Friday's tangle will
be chosen from the following: Darrah,
Ramsden, Houseman; Kelly, Dorrell,
Kirby, McGregor, Falconer.
Point Grey Lose After Ten Straight Wins
The Varsity Senior football chasers have a habit of rising
to the occasion. Up to Saturday Point Grey United had won ten
straight and then they met the gentle collegians at Dunbar Park
and were walloped 3-0.
Alan Todd again did the trick for Varsity when he scored
a nice goal within twenty seconds, to give his team a lead which
virtually cinched the game, whereupon the Greys got quite hot
and buzzed around the Varsity net for
some time until Roberts arid Chalmers convinced them that it was all
of no avail. The students attacked
and both Costain and Dave Todd
missed goals after good centres by
Latta and "Bunny" Wright. The
United came back and McGregor
was beaten but the drive crashed
against the post and bounced clear.
Varsity just about deserved its first
half lead.
After the halfway pow-wow Point
Grey forced matters and college defenders were lucky at times to save
an adverse score. Costain Bent Dave
Todd away with a clear field and
the inside man made no mistake in
his final drive. Five minutes later
Latta crossed hard and "Bunny"
Wright scored a fast goal with
a first time drive. The United did
not give up hope and before the
final whistle came close on several
For Varsity Al. Todd again scintillated and seems to have hit his stride
with a vengeance. Wright and Latta
played a speedy open game on the
wings while Dave Todd turned in a
topnotch performance.
Costain shone at times but was not
his usual self on the whole, appearing careless in his ball distribution.
All three halfbacks did brilliant,
against speedy forwards, Kozoolin
once more demonstrating that he is
the class of second division centre
halves. Roberts and Chalmers did
not put a foot wrong all the afternoon while Waugh and Roberts deserve a special hand for holding the
great Freddy Roots scoreless.
Where Are   You
Sloshing about in mud over the tops
of their boots the U.B.C. men's grass-
hockey team went down to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Incognitos
at Connaught Park, Saturday. The
Varsity vs. Cricketers game was postponed on account of bad ground conditions.
Although strengthened by several
members of the Varsity team the
college squad was no match for the
snappy passing of the North Shore
forward line and the "Unknowns"
punctured its defense three times in
the first half. After the cross-over
things went a little better and the
crew from over the inlet only succeeded in getting through once, while
the U.B.C. forward line, thanks to
the efforts of Stevenson and Holmes
managed to camouflage the sphere
with mud and squeeze it past the
Incognito goalie.
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It is drifting about the campus that the M. A. A. president,
one Schultz, is contemplating taking action to enforce all athletes
at Varsity, to play for Varsity teams. How this can be done,
beats us. But at any rate, it seems to us that this is a false move.
In the first place, it can't be done, and in the second, we do not
want this type of man in Varsity teams. If a chap comes out
here and has not the spirit to want to play for his college, it is
The "Super-Varsity" snapped back
into its pre-Christmas form last Saturday at Confederation Park and dropped the North Shore All Blacks to
the tune of 12-0. Varsity showed
great improvement over its exhibition
last week, especially the forwards who
packed well in the loose and got into
the three quarter plays.
The game started off at a rapid
pace, play surging back and forth
with Varsity having a slight edge.
The All Blacks made several determined rushes and nearly scored but
a pass was intercepted by Gwyer, who
ran to centre field before passing,
the ball then going from Burns to
Brown to Senkle before Grant, who
finally got it, was forced into touch.
Varsity was improving in its heeling
and got the ball from the scrum a
fair proportion of the time. Just before half-time Gwyer started a nice
run and backed up by the forwards
passed to Senkler who transferred to
Burns. The latter went over near
the posts. Mercer converted as the
whistle went to leave the score 6-0 at
the interval.
North Shore started the second half
with a rush and nearly scored. Play
went back to midfield and remained
there till about halfway through the
session when on a long pass from a
scrum about 10 yds. out Gwyer passed
in and Rutlan went over for a nice
score. It was not converted. Shortly
before the end Burns completed the
scoring with a field goal from 25 yds.
out, much to everyone's surprise, himself included. Play remained about
equal for the remainder of the game.
This win gives Varsity a game and a
half lead in the series. Team: Tye,
Patrick, Stobie, Gwyer, Hanbury, Nes-
bitt, Mercer, Culland, Rutlan, Senkler,
Burns <C), Grant, McKedie, R.
Brown, B. Brown.
Soccerlings Run Riot
To Swamp R.C.N.V.R.
On Saturday Varsity's Junior soccer
team came out of their recent league
slump, when it defeated the luckless
R.C.N.V.R. at West Point Grey to the
tune of 12-1. The scoring in the
first half was light, the period ending 3-1 in favor of Varsity. After
the half-time potlatch the Students
commenced to play football with disastrous results for the sailor lads.
Three goals in quick succession bewildered the R.C.N.V.R. defense and
from this point on the Varsity forwards scored at will. The half-backs,
too, had a gala day, and accounted
for three tallies, while Grant and
Roper each went on a jaunt up the
field which ended in goals.
The whole forward line was outstanding, Broadhurst being leading
scorer netting five counters. Laurie
Todd tallied twice, while Cunningham,
White and Dickson each registered
once. The Smiths (J.) and (H.)
were also present and proved their
interest in proceedings to the extent
of a goal apiece.
Cross Country Course
Calls Cindermen
Wednesday, February 4, two weeks
from tomorrow, is the date scheduled
for the opening event of the spring
track season, namely the Cross-country run. The distance is about 2Va
miles and the course after leaving
the Mall, follows the roads and trails
of Aggie farms. Among the first to
finish should be Alf. Allen, Ashley,
Shatford, Leo Gansner, George Allen
and Bob Ward, all of whom showed
up well in distance events this fall.
There is always the possibility of a
dark horse in a race so early in the
season as there will doubtless be a
large number of runners who have
been training for the Arts '20 Relay.
Points will be awarded to the first
ten who finish and in the past the
winning class has usually not had the
man who placed first.   In other words
not worth while chasing him and forcing him to don the proud the'class with the largest number of
Blue and Gold, which after all is something of an honor.   Such entries has a distinct advantage and
a player would not have the necessary interest in a  team   and '-"mors are afloat on the Campus that
further could not be imbued with that Varsity spirit, which is far ft*  ^ JJSSTof  Stormffi!
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