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 Issued  Weekly by  the  Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume II.
Number 11
Eight Victories Without A Defeat in the Second
Annual Victoria Trip
The trip to Victoria is now over, and
its triumphs are no longer news. By
now the games have been discussed by
groups animated by newly-found points
of interest, or wearied by the well-
known facts of victory. By now the
details of the eventful voyage to and
from the fair shores of Victoria have
been reviewed for the satisfaction of
those who stayed behind. And yet some
mention of the trip must be made for
the benefit of the uninitiated, and to
prove to the  Profs,  who  went not,  that
not even the tortures of the week preceding could overwhelm our spirits.
Lend, therefore, a sympathetic ear to
the list of victories of U.B.C.
The number of students accompanying the teams were not only truly encouraging to those organizing the expedition, but eye-opening to those—not
in Victoria only—who have so far persisted in shutting their eyes to the
growth of that much-abused quality
which defies1 the use of synonyms—college spirit. Not to harp on this subject,
we merely mention the addition to the
list of games with Victoria this year, of
soccer and hockey, giving promise for
the future. The attendance at all the
games was good, with the exception of
the Intermediate Rugby; but, of course,
the novelty of watching the wing-footed
'Varsity puck-chasers was sufficient to
draw the majority to the Arena. The
fine organization of the rooters was,
according to several Victorians, at
least unusual. Perhaps the greatest
"thrill" of the day. however, was experienced during the last game played
—that between the Senior basketball
team and the V.I.A.A. But by that time
our belief in the lucky star of the 'Varsity was so strong that we waited happily for the end of the game to complete
the tale of victories for U.B.C.
And next day the majority turned
their faces towards gay Vancouver once
more. But, according to those who lingered a little longer, something of the
laughter and mirth—a little of the "atmosphere" of the games—stayed, too,
to haunt gym. and park till 1920 brings
the reality of the third trip to Victoria.
Duplicating the score made in the
morning by the Intermediates against
the Victoria High School, the Senior
Rugby team defeated the V.I.A.A. Rugby squad in the afternoon of the memorable day, December 20th, 1919, by a
score of 12-0.
Play started precisely after 3 o'clock,
when the V.I.A.A. kicked off and gained
25 yards. Things began to look serious
for 'Varsity, and large numbers of rooters transferred their attention from the
girls' hockey game, which was being
played on the adjoining field. A few of
the old yells from the side-lines had the
desired effect on our players. Hatch readjusted his nose-guard. "Cosine" bit
his nose, and the effect was fierce also.
Art Lord rubbed some mud on his face.
Hunter stroked his "pomp" the wrong
way—the whole feam suddenly woke up.
After the first scare 'Varsity worked
nicely, showing some fine team work.
The small field, however, handicapped
the open play of both teams, and the
three-quarters had to resort to kicking
for touch rather than to long runs for
the gains.
It was the forwards who had to bear
the brunt of the attack, and they showed
up surprisingly well. They practically
controlled the scrum, and at least held
their own in the line-outs. In the rushes
and dribbling they were especially good.
During one of these rushes the ball went
over and James fell on it for the first
What would have happened if Gwyther had put the ball between the posts
when he kicked off to open the second
half is still a doubtful point in the minds
of many. The kick wasn't straight, however, and V.I.A.A. saved.
V.I.A.A. were fighting hard, but 'Varsity remained on the aggressive. It was
not long before Gross went over for the
£econd try. The "convert" failed, Gwyther
kicking from a difficult angle. A few
minutes later, in a forward rush, the
same thing was nearly duplicated, but
Gross was this  time tackled out.
After this the three-quarters did some
spectacular work, Ross breaking through
on a trick pass, and, after a ISO-yard run,
had only the fullback to stop him. The
Victoria back was too good, however.
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Failing to produce the kind of football
that has placed the Blue and Gold at
the head of British Columbia Rugby, the
'Varsity lost the one game- of the season
that her supporters were praying that
she would win. The team play, the
steadiness, the careful kicking that has
marked the other games this year were
almost entirely lacking, and on the play
the Stanford team deserved to win by a
larger score than 8 to 0.
'Varsity took the kick-off, and on the
return lost about thirty yards. For a
short time the forwards struggled for
possession, until Carroll, the Stanford
half, got possession, cross-kicked beautifully, put the three-quarter line on-
side, and enabled Kirsey to take the ball
across the 'Varsity line for the first
points. Had the 'Varsity fullbacks
caught the ball, instead of waiting for
the bounce, this score would not have
resulted. At this time the whole team
acted as if suffering from a bad attach
of "nerves." Templeton, the wonderful
fullback of the Crimson team, failed in
the attempt to convert'. Templeton's
playing was the outstanding feature of
the whole game; his kicking took the
heart out of the 'Varsity forwards, and
the Blue and Gold had no one who
could reply. Time after time the Blue
and Gold line would doggedly fight the'r
way down the field against their heavier
opponents, only to see Templeton get
possession and send the ball to touch 60
or 70 yards down the field. There was
only the one score during the first half,
though, had 'Varsity been playing their
usual steady game, they would have had
ten points on free kicks. Gwyther and
Hunter both failed on attempts that
would ordinarily have been certain
scores. Apart from these fouls, of
which Stanford supplied eleven in the
first half, the Crimson team had much
the best of the play. The 'Varsity three-
quarters got going once or twice, only
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and tackled nicely.    A few minutes later
the same performance again thrilled the
spectators,    but   again    Tomlinson    was
"there with the goods."
'Varsity's weak point is her kicking.
The team as a whole does not even come
up to the average in this department.
There are, of course, some brilliant exceptions. "Gee" Ternan's work was
wonderful, and just how "Lou" Hunter
managed to put enough "side" on the
ball to make it curve around the posts
from 40 yards on his spectacular drop
will probably never be known, but the
players as a whole show a lack of practise and are not sure enough.
The game was a very hard one—
harder than the score would indicate.
Every point had to be earned, the V. I.
A. A. being stubborn fighters. Play had
to be stopped several times because of
the many casualties. Luckily, none of
them were very serious.
The whistle blew with 'Varsity defending and 'severybody happy from our
point of view.
Lineup: Hatch, Wallis, Ross, Morrison, Heyland, Hunter, Tofte, Ternan,
Swanson, Rolston, Carlisle, Lord, V.
Gwyther, Gross, James.
The 'Varsity team brought back with
them the V.I.A.A.A. Cup.
(Continued from Page 1)
to be brought to earth by the Stanford
backs. At fullback 'Varsity was deplorably weak, Hatch making many errors
of judgment and play, and not once during the game kicking for more than 25
The second half was a repetition of
the first, though Stanford's superiority
was even more marked. The 'Varsity
forwards, who had played a plucky
game, were showing the effects of the
lack of support from their backs. One
fine run was pulled off by the three-
quarters, which nearly resulted in Hunter getting over, but a beautiful tackle
by Templeton pushed him into touch 6
yards from the line. After repeated attempts, the Stanford half went over the
'Varsity line, and from a very easy position Templeton converted. Score, 8-0.
This ended the scoring, though luck
was with the Blue and Gold in holding
the Crimson out.
Near the end of the second half an
unfortunate accident occurred when Art
Lord badly twisted his knee. This may-
keep him out of the game for the rest of
the season. In trying to go on after
this accident Art displayed a pluck that
was more than creditable. He had
played a splendid game up to this time,
and his removal still further weakened
the 'Varsity line.
On the whole, Varsity was strongest
on the forward line, and among the
backs Morrison showed his usual form.
But Stanford demonstrated a greater
knowledge of the game from start to
finish. "Wheeling the scrum," which
since the days of the Crusader and Rowing Club battles has been a lost art in
Vancouver, was well worked on more
than one occasion by the Crimson pack.
Cross-kicking was also used with great
effect. Had the 'Varsity been in their
best form they would have, won the
game in the first half on free kicks. As
it was, although they tried hard, nervousness, a general lack of condition,
and inability to kick, proved their downfall.
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'Varsity soccerites, in spite of the
handicap of a soft field, with heavier
opponents, which they were up against
in the afternoon, registered another win
for U.B.C, playing against the Victoria
Firemen, with ten men on each side.
The ground was altogether too soggy
for a fast game, but a few excellent
plays were made. The first half was
more than half through when Jackson
scored for 'Varsity. He received a pass
near the Victoria goal, dodged a Fireman, and neatly drove the ball home
past the Firemen's goalie, who ran out
to stop him. From then till the end of
the half the ball was kicked up and down
field pretty much in succession, both
sides making some dangerous, but futile, rushes. What Wolverton and
Swenciski did not stop on our goal,
Keenleyside saved; while a sort of miniature lake, lying directly in front of the
Victoria goal, seemed to guard it from
The second half, though closely contested in center field, was uneventful.
The Firemen tried hard to win the
score; but our backs only allowed them
one shot, and that went wide, leaving
the score one to nil.
Those who represented the University
were: Keenleyside, Wolverton, Swenciski, Mitchell, Broadfoot, Taylor, Rush-
bury, Denham, Jackson and Stewart.
The 'Varsity and Rowing Club senior
Rugby squads met for the second time
this season last Saturday, and the result
was a 0-0 draw. Heyland and Lord, of
U.B.C, were out of the game on account of injuries, and the team showed
the effect of their loss. The forwards
particularly were in poor form, and the
heavy Rowers commanded the scrum at
all times. In the back division 'Varsity
showed to better advantage, the tackling
and passing of the three-quarters and
halves being exceptionally good. The
kicking, as usual, was faulty and weak.
Hunter, Morrison and Ternan played
well for the Blue and Gold, but the
rushes which they engineered were
stooped before they produced results.
Bell-Irving, the Rowing Club fullback,
played a  sterling game.
On account of this draw, 'Varsity will
be forced to defeat the Centrals again
when these teams next come together.
It is up to the 'Varsity rooters to get
out and work for their team, and particularly so under the existing circumstances.
Jan. 7—Mock Parliament, Shantung
Jan. 14—Inter-class Debate, Agric. vs.
Arts '22.
Jan. 16—Oratorical Contest.
Jan. 21—Try-out debate for Triangular   International.
Feb. 4—Final Inter-class Debate, Triangular  Subject.    Shield awarded.
International triangular debate with
Idaho and Oregon will be held on February 27th. Idaho will debate one of
our teams here, while another will invade  Oregon.
The dual international with Washington will be held on March 12th.
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The second annual Victoria trip is
over, and with it ended the most significant athletic advance yet made by the
University of British Columbia. When
an institution can send eight athletic
teams to a city, the size of Victoria, with
a sports record such as the Capital City
of this Province, and can return with
eight victories over the best that that
city can produce, the said institution can
truly claim to have passed the stage of
infancy in athletics. This the University of B. C. has done. Particularly significant were the victories in ice hockey,
football and grass hockey, as this is the
first time that U.B.C. has been represented in these sports during the Christmas pilgrimage. With such an impetus
as has been gained by these victories,
no team in the University should be
lacking in enthusiastic backing in the
future; candidates for positions should
far exceed the demand; and the winning
of his letters should mark an athlete as
a picked man.
Canada, as a nation, while interested,
has never been particularly successful in
international meets. Thus far in the history of the modern Olympiads, George
Goulding, the famous walker, is the only
man who has carried the Maple Leaf to
victory in the field events. Our hopes
are now concentrated on a different result in the future. If this is to be accomplished, Canadian universities will have
to do the larger part of the work, for in
these institutions lie the greatest potentialities of success. Up to the present
ice hockey is the only international sport
in which the universities have participated to any great extent in this country: and in that sport Queen's, Toronto,
and McGill have been generally successful. Rugby is barred by the different
rules employed in the various countries.
Now the time for a change has come,
and our University must play its part.
To do this successfully, there are several requirements that must first be
attained. The first is a general interest
in athletics; and while there has been a
certain amount of this shown heretofore
in U.B.C, and while the recent games
should add greatly to this, we must admit that there is a large number of
our  students who do not know the  dif
ference between a hockey stick and 3.
pole-vault—and, what is worse, do not
care. This indifference must be eradicated, and a good move in that direction,
and one that is bound to come, is compulsory  athletics.
One absolute pre-requisite is equipment, and next year at the Point this
should certainly be forthcoming. And
now for the most necessary of all elements in this "athletic revival"—we
must have a paid coach. In other Canadian universities there has been a long-
continued and acrimonious discussion
before this very necessary individual has
been added to the staff. The end has
always been the same. Cannot we, in
U.B.C, set a new precedent in this matter and make the change without the
ill-feeling which has been displayed
elsewhere? I.et us commence work next
session at Point Grey with a full complement of athletic equipment and a
competent coach to show us how to
use it.
We are sorry that the wonderful athletic victories are not the only side to
the Victoria trip. While we would not
criticize our hosts, we think that certain
things were hardly in good taste, nor
were they necessary. The unfortunate
part of it was .that a few—we are thankful to say, a very few—of our fellow-
students did not add to the general enjoyment of the trip. It should be impressed on these students that in visiting
another city they carry with them the
honor of the whole University, and any
act of theirs may reflect credit or discredit . on the whole. Apparently this
was forgotten by some persons on the
recent trip.
Certain Professors have stated to their
classes, and otherwise, that they use what
is designated as the "American" system
of marking. The peculiar difference of
this system is that the Professors' ability to answer the examination questions
is set at 100; the students' answers are
marked comparitively; the result being
that about one-half of the class receives
over 90 per cent. Now we do not comment on the advisibility of using this
system as a system; but what we do
most violently disagree with is the use
of the American system by some of the
Professors and the use of another standard by the rest. The result of the present method has been in the last year
and a-half that a student has been enabled to get 95 per cent, in one course
in a subject, and the same student with
the same amount of work in another
course in the same subject, was able to
obtain only 82 per cent. This is obviously unfair. It is the duty of Faculty to
take some action on this question, and
in doing so they will receive the blessing of all students who have no vested
interests to lose.
It is up to the students to get out and
root for the Rugby team for the rest of
the season. With Art Lord off, the boys
will need it more than ever. Also, the
other teams have been greatly strengthened.    "Tuum  Est." January 8, 1920
By the Publications Board
The Victoria taggers were to be congratulated on their choice of wares on
the 20th, the form of decoration proving
particularly effective when sported by
various distinguished members of '21.
A share of any congratulations going
must also be assigned to the yell leader,
whose India-rubber antics are as yet unrivalled in the history of U.B.C.
Filled with a proper New Year's sense
of neatness and order, we venture to
suggest that all students—-especially
secretaries of societies — should glance
over the correspondence rack in the
Main Hall at least once a term.
The street railway in Victoria apparently runs at the convenience of the car
crews. During the games at Oak Bay
each car as it reached the grounds
stopped, the motorman and conductor
climbed to the roof, and the passengers
Three of the young ladies who made
the trip arose in time for church on Sunday.    All the men were present.
Our sedate and dignified Editor-in-
Chief lost his character in Victoria. The
decorations with which he ornamented
himself could be heard all over the village.
Before the next Victoria trip some
responsible person should be appointed
to ascertain the suitability of the plans
made for the entertainment in Victoria.
Thus, another "Burleith" episode will be
As a man of ingenious and original
imagination, the author of the "boracic
punch" story easily takes first place in
our estimation.
press" will in future be
for university students.
Let's make 1920 a "humdinger."
We would respectfully point out to
the Faculty Committee on Standings
that, in refusing to publish the class lists
at the Christmas examinations, they are
overlooking the best way to ensure results in the final tests at Easter.
When six students receive first classes,
and one a high second, out of a class of
seven, there is something wrong somewhere.
We understand that the office staff is
having its own little troubles with the
Professors. Lost books, wrong marking and dilatory methods appear to be a
general failing. Why not institute an
examination in marking for members of
the Faculty? Those failing, to be
dropped  at  Christmas.
One Professor, deciding that he had
marked a book too hard, went to the
office and took it out to revise and raise
the total. Three days later he returned
it with a mark of 41.6. The mark as first
given was 41.
"What  time  did you   leave   Burleith?"
We understand that, as a result of the
hilarity of certain young men, the "Em-
All correspondence must be written
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may be signed by a pen-name, but must
be accompanied by name and class of the
Lawdy, massah! Dat astronomah am
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Now, Rastus, dem ain't no planeta-
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Yes, those "planetations" kept exploding till midnight. Then, with the birth
of morning, they were revived, and kept
increasing    in   vigor   as   the   hours   pro
ceeded. We were told that the captain
besought us to cease. That may be so.
We didn't hear him. The reporter must
have mistaken those peals of thunder
bursting gently o'er our heads.
But daylight dawned and revealed to
us the hidden beauties of Victoria.
There were the dead shrubs and the seagulls perched on high. Ah, how I longed
for the rest of another's breast that I
might sing and die! That was impossible. For there were the babies with
milk tickets cryinp for beer. Others
were better trained and merely cooed
buyaballoon. When the B.C.E.R. conductor saw me dropping money into that
box he hollered and beckoned to me. I
wondered if he also wanted some.
"Do you want a ride to Oak Bay?"
"Sure; but my friends are at the boat
"That's all right. You run and tell
your friends to come along. We'll wait.
It's not often we get such distinguished
Vancouverites in Victoria."
We were then treated to a fine exhibition of water-polo by the Junior
Rugby. During the soccer game that
big guy got sore and hit me with the
football because I was watching the
girls' grass hockey, which was almost as
exciting as the boys' ice hockey game.
The event of the day was the Senior
Rugby match. Even the B.C.E.R. staff
came to see the game. They were too
modest to come inside the field, so they
sat on the roofs of the street cars till
we finished licking the V. I. Rugby
team.  '21.
Not having foresight enough to stay
on the boat for breakfast, we disembarked immediately after arising on Saturday morning. It was 8.30; but, as the
cars had not yet ventured forth, we had
to walk until we came to one of Victoria's three restaurants. The door was
open, so we went in and sat down. No
one was in sight. After waiting 25 minutes we started to bounce our plates,
sing, and otherwise make, a noise intended to attract the attention of the
proprietors. A few minutes later a door
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and an unbrushed head of hair appeared,
whence emerged a very sleepy voice.
When we finally convinced the man of
our need for breakfast, he promised to
appear shortly. Shortly turned out to
be 20 minutes.    Thereafter we were fed.
As we left the cafe, the first street car
was seen crawling along the business
street. After a little talk with the crew
they agreed to take us to Oak Bay.
When we arrived at this place the conductor was sufficiently awake to ask us
when he should call for us. When we
told him about the game, he replied:
"Wall, as I ain't busy, I guess I'll just
hang around and watch, or have a
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to wake him, so we ran the car back to
the cafe ourselves and parked it in front
while we ate.
During the afternoon a few more peo-
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than three of the University crowd on
the sidewalk at the same time they
carefully backed into any convenient
shelter and remained until the "crowd"
had passed. One time we saw ten Victorians all in the same block. And several times two motors were in view at
the same  instant.
Our greatest trouble was with our
watches. I finally succeeded in regulating mine to synchronize with the village
time by stuffing it with cotton waste.
Thereafter it kept time perfectly.
Victoria is the Ideal City—in which to
Editor "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:—In response to the appeal for
letters on the City of Victoria, may I submit
my contribution, all unworthy as it is of the
metropolis it fain would laud? Spellbound
by the merits of the Capital, but realizing
my inadequacy to set forth its beauties, I
hied me forthwith to the famous names of
literature for words more fitting than my
poor vocabulary could supply.
Horace, thought I, will surely fill the need:
Horace with his praise of Sabine farm and
vales of Tibur. So from Horace I sought to
borrow honeyed words fit to apply to the
City of Dreams. Here did I rind the following:
"Neque largis
Aquosus Eurus arva radat imbribus,
Pinguia nee siccis urantur semina glebis,
Utrumque rege temperante caelitum."
But, alas! as I glanced up, the raindrops
beat heavy on the panes.
So I to my search again. Virgil gave
nothing; the poets of Arcady dreamt not of
the charms to be of Victoria. To the great
names of modern English I turned, but in
vain. Tennyson, forsooth, must have had
the city in mind when he wrote:
"Here all  things  in their place remain,
As all were ordered ages since,"
as must Wordsworth in his conception of
"Elysian quiet, without toil or. strife." But
who could borrow such negative praise to
hymn a fair citie? Sadly I gave over my
quest for a fitting quotation, when chance,
to my groping hands gave a C.P.B. guidebook, and, lo! my search was fulfilled. Here
did I find the phrases long desired: "The
Empress City of the Golden West — The
Floral City—A City of Homes—The Evergreen City of Canada—The Mecca of all Pacific Coast Tourists—A City of Sunshine."
What more need I say? Eureka!
Yours triumphantly,
Bridgman's Studio
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Copies of the Exchanges received by the
Publications Board will be found in the
Reading Room. Students are advised to
make use of these papers, and thus get
into touch with other universities.
The staff of the "Gateway" recently
complimented itself on the cartoons
which it has been producing in Alberta
weekly. Personally, we consider those
same cartoons quite the worst feature of
an otherwise attractive paper. They are
not well executed, nor do they add anything to the appearance of the "Gateway"—particularly with the poor quality
of ink which is used. On one point we
must congratulate the U. of A. paper.
The jokes printed are almost invariably
well chosen. The following illustrates
the  statement:
American Papers, Please Copy
An Englishman, . Frenchman and an
American were having the time-worn
competition of seeing who could tell the
greatest lie.
The Frenchman said: "We went so
high in our aeroplanes that we could
hear the rustle of angels' wings."
The Englishman immediately stated:
"But we went so low in our submarines
that we were nearly scorched."
"We won the war," said the American.
—The Managra.
The " 'Varsity" recently announced
the production of a war play by the returned soldier students at that institution. While we object to "war plays"
on principle, a production of this kind
would be so unusual and might be made
so original, that the idea • is decidedly
worthy of consideration. As planned in
Toronto, the play will consist of a number of exciting episodes connected
merely by a thin thread of plot. The
play was written by a number of returned men, and the acting, staging and
management will all be attended to from
the  same source.
We are in receipt of the "Xaverian"
for December. Until this political magazine (masquerading as a college publication) ceases to print such disgraceful
and disgusting perversions of the truth,
we will be glad to save their management the trouble of mailing copies to a
University which believes in a free discussion of facts and problems of the
day, but which does not indulge in falsehood,  sedition,  or  religious  bigotry.
At the Faculty meeting held on the
13th of May, 1919, a committee was appointed to "go into the matter of a new
basis of ranking for the students of the
Fourth Year. This report was to be submitted as soon as possible. On the 13th
of December the committee reported,
suggesting that the standing be based
on the work of both the Third and the
Fourth years. The recommendation was
passed unanimously.
An indignation meeting of the members of the Senior Year was held on
Monday to orotest against the new ruling of the Faculty with regard to counting Third Year standing in making up
the final marks for graduation. A resolution    was    passed,    pointing    out    the
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Again,  it may  be  the  dance floor—or the atmosphere  that pervades—or  the
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manifest unfairness of introducing such
a policy without due warning, especially
after the many breaks in the term of
1918-1919. It is felt by the Seniors that
the results of this system would prove
extremely unfortunate for those students who missed time during the early
part  of last  year.
The grass hockey match between the
'Varsity women and the ladies' team of
Victoria is to be hailed as a definite step
in the advance of hockey as a recognized activity of the University. A special   effort   was   made   to   arrange   for   a
team to take part in the games, and the
successful issue proved Mrs. Boving's
earnest attempts justified; the U. B. C.
team, although sadly lacking in practice
and combination, giving a foresight of
what may be expected of them if only
definite practices can be arranged, by
their victory of 1-0 over the Victorians.
The following players represented
U.B.C.: Goal, Miss Herman; fullbacks,
Misses Copping and Wilcox; halfbacks,
Misses Gross, Garlick and Buckerfield;
forwards, Misses Jackson, Draper,
Thorsteinson,  Hopper and  Fitch.
January 9th—Arts '22 Class Party.
Jan. 15—Historical Society.
Oratorical Contest
In the Auditorium
Friday, Jan. 16th, 1920
At 8 p. m.
January 8, 1920
After a day of unbroken victories,
U.B.C. supporters wete given an opportunity of displaying an exuberance of
gaiety by attending the dance and
cabaret which the V.I.A.A. had arranged,
as a final episode, at Burleith Lodge. To
most of those who were present that
evening, the situation of the place still
remains a mystery. Through the fog
and rain we rushed, in all manner of
conveyances, none knowing just exactly
whither we were being led. Soon, however, we found ourselves entering one
of the old dwellings, of which Victoria
can boast so many. Judging from the
preparations which were made our hosts
had evidently not anticipated such a
large attendance of 'Varsity supporters,
the crowded condition of the dance floor
and the inadequacy of the supper arrangements mitigating greatly the enjoyment of the evening.
The decorations were artistically arranged, the V.I.A.A. blue and gold being
the predominant colors, while various
illuminated effects and Chinese lanterns
added immensely to the attractiveness
of the daWe hall. A musical programme
of varied" qualities was supplied by the
De  Luxe Quintette.
An attempt was apparently made to
serve supper through a system of "relays"; but many, who found it necessary
to purchase an apple or two on their
way home for their evening's refreshment, have grave doubts regarding the
entire success of this plan. Undoubtedly
the most popular feature of this phase
of the entertainment was the "punch."
So much publicity has been given already by the local press to the "boracic
acid" story, that we can add very little.
We might suggest, however, that the
gentleman who, inadvertently, confused
the sugar (which may have been there)
with the powder which was intended for
the floor, would be wise to remain in
seclusion if he does not wish to be deluged with requests for his ingenious
Dancing continued . for some time
after midnight, much to the regret of
most of the 'Varsity students, who possess a considerable sense of moderation
and reverence.
In the evening the University basketball teams kept up the good work of
their fellow-athletes, completing a victorious visit by piling up points against,
the V.I.A.A."in each of the three games
played. The contests were staged in
the Foundation gymnasium. The floor
was in perfect condition for dancing, but
was far from satisfactory for basketball.
The only excitement of the evening
was afforded in the first half of the
Senior boys' game. This period was
close from start to finish. 'Varsity finished two points ahead, the score being
14-12. After the intermission the Blue
and Gold outplayed, outslid and out-
scored the Islanders, 30-8. The game
finished with the score 44-20. Capt "Sid"
Anderson and George Dixon were the
heavy scorers for the winners. Though
"Buck" Buchanan only netted the ball
twice, he went at top speed all through
the game, and gave the pass for the majority of the baskets.
After the first few minutes of the
girls' game the result was never in
doubt. At the end of five minutes the
teams were even, each having scored
twice. Then 'Varsity got going, and finished the first half with the score 21-6
in their favor. In the second half the
Victoria girls only secured one basket,
while U.B.C. got five, leaving the final
score 37-8. Gladys Weld and Katie
Stuart scored 30 points.
The game between the Intermediate
boys was so one-sided that it was a joke.
The final score was 66-6. The speedy
combination of the University players
had their opponents completely bewildered. The first half was a succession of 'Varsity baskets, punctuated by
a lone Victoria tally, the score standing
37-2 at the whistle. The second period
was almost as bad. U. B. C. outscoring
the V.T.A.A. 29-4. "Bob" Anderson and
H. Arkley lead the 'Varsity point-
Following are the three University
teams, with the number of points scored
by each player:
Senior Boys—Guards, A. Lord (4) and
G. Gross (6); centre, A. Buchanan (4);
forwards, G. Dixon (16) and S. Anderson  (14).
Girls—Guards, M. Kilpatrick and M.
Gordon; centre, G. Weld (16); forwards,
K. Stuart (14) and E. Eveleigh (7).
Intermediate Boys—Guards, F. Peterson and R. Hunter (4); centre, C. Mathers (14); forwards, R. Anderson (28)
and  H. Arkley  (20).
The Players' Club of the University of
B. C. has opened a Play Distribution
Bureau to meet a steadily increasing demand from various parts of the Province
for information regarding plays and
sketches suitable for amateur production. Sample copies of a large number
of one-act plays have been received from
Sam French, the well-known New York
theatrical publisher. Any number of
these will be forwarded to any organization desirous of selecting a suitable programme. Then an order may be sent
direct to the publisher for the number of
copies required, and the usual delay of
several weeks avoided. The members of
the Players' Club are entering on this
phase of public service in an effort to
meet with the requests that reach them
so frequently, and there is no charge
other than the postage on the packages
of plays forwarded for selection purposes. In addition the club is placing
its library of over a hundred plays at
the disposal of those interested, and will
be pleased to supply information regarding royalties and rights of production. All inquiries should be addressed
to The Play Distribution Bureau, Players' Club, University of B. C, Vancouver, and should state the type of play
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