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 Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
Volume X.
No. 23.
Hectic discussion wiih tin- prevailing feature of the weekly mod Ing
of the Industrial Workers nl tin* Worltl
(I. W. W.) on Saturday night, when
Richard Yerburgh of Ann '28 gave his
address on "Tho General Hit Ike as a
National Monaco."
The speaker commenced by assur-
ing his audience that he had prepared
for emergencies by having un ambulance outside. In spile of the opinion of the meotlng, however, he believed that the recent general strike
was nothing but a national menace.
Mr. Yerburgh flrwt dealt with ihe
legal aspects of the situation, it' the
workers had a right to break contracts
by walking out, the owners had an
equal right to lock out. Although the
workers had a right to strike for industrial purposes, they were, nevertheless, outside all law by using th,-
strike weapon for political purposes,
if the discontented workers were In
a majority, the speaker maintained,
the strike is unnecessary, as tho needed redress could be secured by parliamentary aotlon. On the other hand,
if the strikers were In a minority (he
strike would be useless, as the general opinion of the country would bo
against it. Arbitration, at present, Is
In its infancy, and is capable of great
The general strike, Mr. Yerburgh
continued, was an attempt to coerce
the government. That it was a menace to the country was seen by the
majority of the British public, who
turned oit to break the tie-up. University students of socialistic leanings turned out to save tho country
by driving buses and unloading cargoes.
In the latter part of his address, the
speakei discussed the revolutionary
Idea in general ln a manner highly
provocative to the "comrades," He
maintained that It was useless to
change human nature with Its instinct
of aqulsltion, although the social sys-
tme cotld be deformed by the "Inevitability of gradualness." In conclusion he drew attention to conditions in Russia, and the way the
Soviet leaders took "Emperor" Cook,
the miners leader, on a "Cook's Tour."
Question after question was fired at
the speaker at the conclusion of the
address. Facts, figures *fld personal
opinions were demanded at length.
Mr. Joe Lane, head of the University
Social Science Club, wus by no means
behind hand in the general quest for
When the quest Ions had liei-n disposed of in a more or less satlsiac-
tory manner, the chairman itivit*•<! all
present to air their vii-ws with a
five-minute speoch apiece. The call
was responded to nobly, and Mr. Yerburgh was metaphorically Hayed by
the staunch "fellow workers" of the
I. W. W.
To add Insult to Injury, Mr. Denis
Murphy of the University gave thanks
that all University Students wero not
of the same opinion as Mr. Yerburgh.
He went on to show that the Hrltlsh
general strike was caused by the Government abruptly breaking off negotiations with the unions alter the Dally
Mail eplttode. Most of his speech was
concentrated on a diatribe against the
misrule of the Baldwin Government.
The atmosphere got sultrier and
sultrier In the short speeches that
concluded the meeting—the brutality
of the capitalists, tho coming revolution and the triumph of the workers
being stressed at length.
On the whole th" meeting was of
the opinion that, the general strike was
a national menace to the capitalists,
and that the I. \\\ W. was delighted
with the fact.
Shakespeare is
Institute Topic
"Shakespeare His Inllnlie \'nrli-i\"
w ill be the subject of Mr ,1. W. Mur
gun's lecture under the auspices of
tin- Vancouver Intitule, on Frlilnv
night,   at   Ihe   Aberdeen   School.
These    Weekly    lectures    II i'i'    flee    III
all, ami the topics discus <ei| should
bo of especial interest to University
StUdelltH The ineilillgs ate held ev
cry Friday at sir, p.m. In the Auditorium of the Aberdeen School, corner
of llurriird and Burclav Streets.
Victoria to Avenge
Itself on Vancouver
War Is declared. On Friday, Feb
3rd, the bold brothers of Victoria
College plan to plough their way
through the blue waves of the Strait
of Georgia. Then shall Vancouver's
rugged shores be doomed—as shall
also her bright cafes, gay shows,
palatial hotels, naughty cabarets,
etc. "Revenge," is the cry of these
invaders, and "mercy for none" their
Fear smites the hearts of Vancouver's defenders. A dark cloud overhangs all. But, out of the shadows
comes a ray light and hope. Tho
wise man speaks.
"Let us," ho says, "greet our invading neighbours with open arms,
with love, let us turn back wrath,
that we may enjoy our days with
them ln happy union rather than in
bloody warfare."
Cheers greet the good old man's
words, und ail agree that the City
police force, lire engines and ambulances shall not, as formerly planned, comprise the welcoming committee, but rather that Varsity's
aut os-de-luxe, and perchance, the
Jazzy orchestra of Aits '31 shall
escort the visitors through Vancouver's streets.
Then shall every thing bo ready
for the "big show." The week-end
ot shouting and prancing and straining shall have begun.
"Let's go!", the leaders will yell.
"Let's show thoso 'Sleepy Town
Babies,' the reason for living. Let's
show 'em that College boys will be
College boys. Show 'em how to
turn the city upside down or ralso
tho root above this fair town: how
to put Victoria on the map, and why
Vancouver is 'My Blue Heaven.'
Girls, don't forget it Ih Leap Year,
and Boys, show these 'tea-drinkers'
from over the waves, what you're
good lor—it' anything. Then, everybody out on Friday night, Feb. ,'i, at
the WINTER GARDENS; and out
with you, Varsity draggers, and drag
the Varsity Drag as she Is dragged."
So, let tho week-end pass. Then
send ye back our friends, a wiser
and better people—back to their homo,
whore the birds sing and the sun
shines every day of every year.
Grass   Hockey—1   p.m,   Saturday, at Connaught Park.
Basketball—Normal.    Victoria
College   vs   Senior   B.     Victoria Cotlegei Int. A. men vs
Varsity   Int.   B.    Basketball
Dance at Wintergarden, 9 till
1. Admission 75c each.
Basketball Dance. Rugby—
Varsity Int. vs Victoria College Int., Varsity Oval, 2.30.
Varsity Will Engage
Dalhousie Debaters
On the 22nd of February the i.'„ijd_
versliy will meet the Dalhousle de
baling team. This loam Is touring
the Dominion, debating all the uiilvci
sit Ion in the country, and Varsity will
be Its last opponent. The lea in Is i"
crulteil from the principle colleges In
Ihe Maritime piovlnces, the UtilveiiT-
lies of New Brunswick, Acadia, and
Dalhousle. The admission has beep
carefully kept to twenty-five cents so
that all will be afforded an opportunity
of alteiidlng.
The three eastern men are Messrs.
Fulton, Vrowso and Paul, while Mr.
Douglas Telford and Mr. Paul Murphy
will uphold the honor and glory of the
The visiting loam is travelling under
the auspices of the National Federation of Canadian University students.
British Columbia Joined tho Federation last'year, and lliis will be the
first event put on by this organization,
In which the U. B. C. will take part.
The  Subject
The subject for the debate Ih "Resolved that Ihe present system of Installment Buying of Manufactured Articles Is In the best Interest of the
buying public," This topic gives the
speakers opportunity for wit and humor, as well as argumentation.
In an Interview. Mr. Telford suggested that the subject was full of many
possibilities, implying that it could
mean till things lo all debaters.
Mr. .Murphy likewise slated that
while ihe economic side of tho discussion was Important, Il would mean
much to prospective participants of
matrimony, and therefore of keen interest to all students. Both gentlemen
then relapsed into some form of somn-
abullstlc Bennco and all efforts of
p'siicliailon fiiitnd io remove their
glassy sliires. Vurslty will uphold the
Hi" alllriiiallve of the resolution.
The first mooting of the Debating
Society took place mi Wednesday
noon last. A discussion look place as
to tlie work tho society would do. the
principle object is io furnish a training ground lor debaters. The second
meet Im; Is to lake place on Friday
noon In Arts Hill. All those interested In debuting are urgently requested
to  be iii   the  incellng.
Who Owns Canada?
Is I. W. W. Theme
Science Defeat Rowing Club 9-3; Arts Default Game
to Ex-King George
By trouncing the Rowing Club Saturday afternoon to the echo of 9
points to 3 the "Aristocrats" from Applied Science have qualified to enter
the Tlsdall Cup Final    Arts meanwhile defaulted the Ex-King Oeorge.
Next Saturday the Blue Shirts aro all Bet to clash against the fast and
hard fighting Ex-King George squad in what promises to be the one of the
most thrilling and bitterly fought battles ot the year. These teams are
about as evenly matched as anyone could wish. If the Miller cup final was
any indication of football prowess, next week-end should produce some
magnificent    Rugby.    A    win    here
Coming Events
Tuesday, Jan. 31.—
S.C.M.—"The Modem Newspaper, Mr. l.ukin Johnston,
Ag.  100.    Noon.
Wed., Feb. 1.—
Literary Society:  "Who Owns
Canada?"   Comrade   Windle
of I.W.W.,  Art* 100,  3 p.m.
Fri„   Feb.  3.—  Vancouver   Inva-
Sat.,  Feb. 4        slon  by  Victoria
Sport Results
Hence, ll;   Rowing Club ,",.
Kitu; < lenrge  won  I r.un  At I s
o-h   e;   Meraloma   is,   ti
ar.Alv    2,    Crusiulei-s   ".
iii'.-ii.i   A. I.'i;   U est   I Jul !i
a I'M A   1.,   1 ;   Si    Andreii.-,,  ,".
arsily   II .   1 ;   Si.  Andrew s,   7.
arsii >  Frosh, 1 ,  Sunns sides i
arsily,   1 ;   Meralniiias   Is,
irsliy Int. A.  11; Normal:., A'.
iirsltv   Int.   s,    Is,   Wo.-imiii-
V.   17.
ey of oru-
he     ex
I. WW',,
le   l.lter-
"Who owns Canada?"
This is the gist, of the
lorioal dynamite that w
ploded by Mr Windle,
member      if     the     V-aileotlVer
tit   Wednesday's  meeting of
arv Society.
This is the (list time in the recent
history of the University of B.C.,
that a member of the Industrial
Workers of the World has been officially Invited by a university organization to give an address lo members
of the student body.
On the other hand, the l.W.W. has
always beon pleased to hear members
of the university at their weekly
meetings, no matter what their opinions were, and has always treated
them with courtesy . Now an opportunity is afforded to the student
body to hear what, how and why an
I.WAV member thinks on current affairs. And Mr. Windle will certainly
take full advantage of his opportunity!
Who owns Canada? Is ll Mackenzie
King, King George, the Hudson's
Bay Company, the C. P. R„ General
Sutton, Sir Gerald MeOeer, "Big
Bill" Thompson, Uncle Sam or the
Canadian people? The answer will
be given on Wednesday.
In addition, the meeting will be
conducted un the linos of an I WW.
"upon forum." At the conclusion of
the address, an opportunity will be
given for the audience to usk
question*!, and for anyone piesent to
give his opinion on the topic In hand.
Every member of the University
Is Invited lo intend the meeting,
which will he hold on Wednesday,
February   1,  at   :i  p.m.  In   Arts   100.
would result In the bollermakers
copping all the Senior Rugby silverware in the Province, outside of tho
McKechnie cup.
Saturday's game commenced with
the Blue and Gold taking the kick in
their own territory. Tlie early fast
play and concentrated action shows
tho advancement and progress the
tenm has made during the last year.
This gait was kept up throughout the
Following the kick play was most
evident in mldfield. In a bad mix
up on the Oarsmen's twenty-five
yard line Wilson, of the club, secured the ball and made for the B. C.
lino closely followed by the notorious
speedy Leroy. This looked good for
a try but Captain Bert Tupper, a
speed-artist himself, overtook the
Rower and made him bite the dust.
Science was feeling hard pressed
in tho scrums, being opposed by a
much heavier pack and were due to
feeding tho loss of Foerester, who
was absent due to a poisoned foot-
However, this did not deter the
slide rule experts. They made up
for any losses by their speed.
Following another scrimmage near
tho Blue and Gold line the red shirts
„'ot away to what seemed a good
advantage but were foiled when Phil
Itiirratt, playing a stellar game at
five-eighths, brought the opposition
down in a brilliant tackle. Science
relieved to centre field, the scrums
heeled and the threes were away to
a fast run. Tupper took the ball on
the wing and looked dangerous but
was collared down near the line.
After another scrimmage Science
lost the ball to regain it again in the
loose, In a regular All-Black manner
Ihev kept the leather pausing
uroiind like a hot spud until finally
Farrintitoii, going at top speed, took
11,,- union iioin Hot: Wilson to
i rash across the line for the Blue
and Gold's llrst points. The convert
Canadian Ruggers
Lose to Meralomas
Vaisily's encounter wilh the Meralomas, on Saturday, in the Intermediate Canadian Rugby series, although
result ing in a loss, proved that the
blue and gold have some real players
in ilie making. Wilh such a team to
produce new men i'or tho senior league
It looks as though Varsily is going
to have a "big say-so" about who the
e/.amplons of the Big Four are going
to be I'or several years to come.
Johnson slurred lor Varsity. ills
kicking was accurate and he showed
good judgment, keeping down the
score on several occasions by punting
at tin crucial moment. Ilarrell, also
did some brilliant work, making a
thirty live-yard break awa\ and com
ing close to scoring a touch. Ilarrell,
Ilerto. Green and Kobson were b> far
the best ladders and look like prom
Isiug material. Stewart put up a good
game  I'or a new   man.
The Meialoii'a's 17 points to \'ar
sit As I represents I'i'i'j poorly '<> llio-i
who did nol see ihe game. Just what
the University boss did. The Morale
ma- are a heiiiy, experienced learn,
and ih"> v ere up against a hunch
nhii ti ore phi) Ing together I'or only
I lie second time. Their score con
sisled of three touches, one rouge illlii
a deadline kick, .lohusoii pulled Vur
sitAs single counter when he put the
ball out on the sired behind ihe
posts   of   tin    athletic   field.
After the kick the Rowers came
back hard and Leroy only failed to
score when Oordie Logan brought
the Coal Harbor speed artist down
heavily. The Rowers pressed the
mathematicians' home forcing Science
to right hard on their own line, with
the scrum digging teeth and nails.
In a long line out the club ,went
over for their only points. The convert failed.
The Blue and Oold pressed hard'
and forced the Oarsmen well back.
The threes were getting away to some
nice runs, Willis grabbing his man
every time. The half ended with
Varsity setting the pace.
More determined than ever the
bowler hat boys began the second
chapter by running the Rowers back
to their own twenty-five. The scrum
was working a three-four and holding
the club pack better, The threes
were getting in some nice runs, each
man smashing his opponent on the
Securing the ball from a fast heel-
hack a nice three run resulted in
"Tanky"' Fell being thrown across
the club line but was held up, After
the kick Berty Barratt took a heavy
flying tackle to floor with 200 lbs. of
live meat. The Club relieved to
centre field and after a scrimmage
were off to a three run.
Billy Locke lowered the opposition
on the five yard line and Logan relieved to touch. In a scrimmage following a line out on the two yard
line Ihe club were off but Phil Willis
Intercepted the pass in brilliant style
and was back like a flash with the
quarter line behind him for the
longest run seen on the local field.
Richardson took his pass and side
stepped three opponents using a new
type of "semaphoric" pass to bring
the score to 6-15 in favor of Science.
The convert failed.
In the next canto three quarter
play was outstanding, The Coal
Harbour boys were 11 ring and super-
ior condition was telling. The next
from Willis on the blind side and
scoro came when Tupper took a pass
closely followed by Borty Barratt
using his old swerve to advantage
went over for the next gain.
The team: Logan, Locke, Fell,
Richardson, Willis, Tupper, P. Bar-
rai, B. Barratt. Mason, Murray. Wilson, Farrington, Jones, Morris,
Overseas Education
League is Praised
Those studems who chanced to read
the advertisements in the last issue
of tin "Ubyssey" may have noticed
one from the Overseas Education
At first glance students may not
realize the advantages of the tours
arranged by this organization, but
from all accounts given by those who
have already taken part In them, they
are many.
The tours are arranged so as to cost
the absolute minimum nnd yet to give
the maximum educational value. They
provide an opportunity of becoming
acquainted, in a general way, with
sullli- of the great cities of Kurope.
Students majoring in or taking honours in French would derive great
benefit from the six weeks' slimmer
school in Paris, the cost of which Is
The Overseas Kdiiciitlon League
lours aro to be highly recommended.
Students who are ut all Interested are
advised lo write to the Honorary
Organizer, Overseas Education
League Boyd Building, Winnipeg, for
further  information.
January 31st, 1928
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University of British Columbia, West Point Grey.
Phone: Point Grey 1434
Mall Subscriptions rate: $3. per year. Advertising rates on application.
Editorial Staff
Senior Editors—Francis Pllkington and George Davidson
Aasociate Editors—M. Chrlstlson, Bruce Carrick and Stewart Reid
Fonturo Editor—Roderick A. Pllkington
Chief Reporter—M. Desbrisay
Literary Editor: Laurence Meredith Cartoonist: C. Dudley Qaltskell
Business staff
Business Manager—Bev. Patrick.
Circulation Manager—Allan Lloyd-Jones
Senior    F. C. IMlklngloii;  Associates-Bruce Carrick and S, Held
" What ilislinjruiNlies men from uniiiinls," suiil Anntole Fniiiee "is
lying" ami lilernlnre." We therefore nuiintnin no mutter how pivsiunp
tnously tlwil (his Literary supplement is literature. We present il
to our rentiers wiih nil Ilie hruvmlo horn of the consciousness thnt if
it is not literature it i* -well, it is one or the other nnd which
ever wny you take it, is ei|iinlly (joint. This is n deliento subject, however, perhaps wo had hotter leave, the ly --or rather literal lire,
to display its charms without interference from doubtful sources.
At nny rate this is it fiill-iledued Literary supplement, the first
fuor-piiRo supplement Mince tho 'Tbyssey" nssutued its bi-weekly form
Tho fact that we have received a suflicient number of contributions to
make this issue possible is u good indication of the mental condition of
the Ntwferit body, or certain sections of it. It is ti sign of u Hennissanee,
a return or re-birth of the spirit of the good old days nt Kairview,
when poems and epigrams were produced by the dozen al tea, and
when a literary page whs difficult only because of the superabundance
of material.
We hope that Ihe Literary supplement will become an annual event
with tho ,(I'byssey," that it will become as much of ft tradition ns
Homo-coming* Week, or even the Arts "20 Helay.
The good old-fashioned class party is passing into the limbo of
time. This was forcibly brought to our notice at the Arts ':{() dance
last Fridny.
We do nol wish to censure the class of Arts 'HO on their executive
unduly, but wc think if the class and particularly the executive had
paused to reflect, then' would not have been that lamentable exhibition of had taste displayed in, the special entertainment.
The two dances which made up this part of the programme were
frankly vulgar and disgustiuir. Even in a local vaudeville they
would be considered to be in questionable tasle, but at a university
dance they were beyond the pale.
If it is essential to have special entertainment fixtures at a class
party—and this wedo ubt—the selection should he more careful
Responsible members of the upper years should be consulted tn
make sure that Ihe programme dues nut contain items that the
members of one's own families would not euro to witness. \<>t fur
moral reasons but merely from a cultural standpoint and from
considerations of ordinary good taste it is essential to prevent such
lapses as the proirramme of the Arts \'!l) class part\.
Last week a "Tulip of international debaters and those people
interested in dohatino- met to discuss the formation of a delialinu
union, This is ihe firs) step in ihe direction nf a complete renrirani-
zntion of ilebnliim, and a stop in (he riyiht direction. If ilebntinu' is
resurrected and re-or'_r;iiii/ei| it will iu> loiiucr he the "weak skier"
of coHeire activities.    There  is penn  here for dehatiii'_r ,-nid  it  «■»i•_■■ Jij
In be Olie of the si roilL'es!   oi'o'a'l i /ill ions iiii  the campus.
l.ill   while  wo  approve   heartily  nf  tlie   plans   |Ar  the   new   union,1
lliere is line  point   mi   which   w e <) i --; t ■.: t .'<■      That   i-,  th-  i |.-t i-rtu ma t inn
of   those   at    the   llieetill;.    In    make   |)ie    llelinle-,   I   11 I -, f j   a    e]n-.e,|   elllli   of
ithoiii I\ven1\ members. This "■ im i|.oi!>! a preea m i..n ,iv.;um-,i
" ilrni I luniher" on the part nf Iln- or.'niii/ei's and llnw are wise m
atteniptinu In prevon! thai, hut they are nm yoiiig ahnul il in the
riuht way.
The new union will or will try to he the only debatim: iiriraniziitiun
oti the campus. As such it may control all official debates, or at leas;
all major debates. If so, there should he no rest riot ions upon
membership. Anyone who is interested in debatine- and who will
tako part in the prouTiim of the olub has a riu'lit to behuij.', be there
fifty or ;i hundred members already in it. If the union becomes a
closed club with restricted membership it means that the members
will have tlie power In elect candidates' (or new members i. As the
only debuting society it will lints be as exclusive: and autocratic as
any of the minor literary societies.
N'o one would dream nf siigi*esting thai the Kiujliv Club or any
athletic cluh should be restricted lo Iwenty or thirty members, and
those members have the riirlil to eleel new mouthers. These clubs
necessarily canim! he closed. Anyone heenmes a member wlm plnvs
rugby and whether or not he is capable of making a team he ha,
the rigbl tn turn mil and practise.
It ought In be the same with dehaiinv;. Am sludent shiuild have
the privilege of fakiii1.!' part in the jinej taniiiies or ilisciissinns ,,f ||!(.
club whclher he is eapalile of " tnakiiiv " an international debute nr
not, This is Ihe mdy way In en-nre that all who are inleresled m
debating will have an nppnrt unity In lake p.n-i and il will also add
to the \ ifalil \   nf the uni.ni.
Dr. Roberts Lectur
Those students who were able to
avail themselves of the opportunity
ol' hearing any of the three lectures
given here last year by Dr. Charles
(i. I). Roberts, will recall that this
distinguished Canadian poet Intended
giving a longer series ol' lectures on
the subject ol Canadian literature,
early in the spring ot  192K.
As well as being a poet of no mean
note, Dr. Roberts has written a number
ol volumes of short stories which show
a keen and Intimate knowledge of in.
tine and of the life and habits of wild
animals. Some lew of our number
iiiii.i dimly recall having studied some
ol these stories Iii a public school rend
or of days long pusl. At the ago of
iwcniy-ihrce, Dr. Huberts was editor
of a Toronto newspaper, and later was
appointed professor ol English und
French llleratnre In King's College,
Nuvil Scolill. He conies from llll old
New Brunswick finally distinguished
lor Its high .scholastic atiiiltiniciiis;
both his sister ami his son ure writers
of no small merit, while his cousin,
Bliss Carmen, Is too well known to
lovers of poetry to require uny comment.
Those of Vancouver's' reading public as well as students of English mil
other Inleresled graduates who have
been looking lorn aid lo the plousutv
of hearing Dr. Honoris' t'urlher lectures on Ciinadlun poetry will he pleas
ed to know that there tin to be ten
In all, and will be given on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at !5 o'clock. The lectures will commence In a few days.
Watch the notice hoards lor further
Information. A schedule or the lectures  will  he published  as  soon  as ll
is available.
... —        • .*- «       ....
Arts '30 ^laas Party
The most enjoyable event of the
year took place last Friday night ut
the Winter Gardens In the form of
the Arts ','hi ('hiss Parly. Tho popular
phrase of the '(fin or more students
present seemed to he: "Oh! Isn't It
ti grout party!" Such comments were
very gratifying to the active members
of Arts "lo who worked so hard lo
make  the  parly  a   success.
I'lirtlctilar mention should be given
to those in charge of the decorating
and nianageineiii, more especially lo
.lack Cotilan. Belly Whiteside, Elaine
College, .lean MoGougan, Mary Mc-
('uurrie, Irene Poole. ,\|ex Mitchell,
Jack Parker. Basil Wright and Camp-
hell  Duncan.
At the very tlrst note the crowd entered into Ihe spirit of the affair,
lhanks lo Percy Lee and his orchestra
who played in a little but built In the
centre of the floor. Popular pieces,
blended wilh old Hawaiian melodies
were a fining accompaniment for the
Hawaiian  Innovation, which was even
heller  exemplified   l)V   Scleral   pictures
of South Sea girls on the walls.
The supper was carried off with the
hast possible confusion, a promenade
being formed and each couple taking
a way   iheii- share of the refreshments.
Iinniedlaii'l) afterwards the eager
students were held hreaihloss while
two heautilul girls, ih-. Ait roe dancers
ol tin- A tl lee si i ul iti. Vancoui er, enier-
1 'lie 'I ' lii'in m i'li t wo liiimli -I.--. t he
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half dozen articles ure on him and
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Anyone who wishes to keep in
touch with modern literature
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# *   #   *•
During the Christmas holidays I
read II. M. Tomlinson's "Uallion's
Reach" (Heinemann). There is it
wonderful and eerie description of
a storm in it. Since Conrad's
"Typhoon" no one has made any
really artistic attempt to describe
a storm; but in "Uallion's Reach"
Mr. Tomlinsou has proved himself
a great artist in his description.
We do not doubt for an instant
that there is a storm and we see
and feel it as we read. Alt bough
the book is enjoyable, through that
peculiar quality of the author's
that make bis books so readable, he
has wasted much of the effectiveness of his art on a thin ami
meagre plot.
I have noticed from reading the
list of new books front the publish-
ing houses uf both this eoniineni
iitul of Lngland that there are a
great, number of books on (jernnni
literature, either written in Fug-
lish or translated. Dr. .1. (i.
Robertson's book on "Goethe" is
most frequently mentioned. Dr.
Robertson is the Professor of tier-
man in the University of London.
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In his inaugural lecture delivered
last October tit Cambridge. I'm!'.
O M. Trevelyan, in answer to Ilie
question, "What is History.'"
"Historical discoveries have
scarcely any value except in so far
as they educate tlie mind, stimulate
thought, or intensify intellectual
emotion . ... In all ways it is
necessary to make the young student feel that 11 is!on is al onee
a stimulation and n satisfaction of
intellect mil curiosity ; that il is a
process of though!, nol a mere
learning by rule, Hunks have been
set and examinations been "riven
with tha! end in view .... Hi-dory
consists, not only in enlloeling
facts about the past, Im! in think
ing about  t hem.
This address should   be   read   by
History .students and  those  inter
ested  in  the teaching of   History.
ll   is published  by Longmans in a
booklet  form entitled : "The Pres
ent Position of History.
# e    *    *
The letters of (lortrude Hell have
(Continued   on   page   4»
Trials of a Student THOMAS HARDY
Grandfather's Latin Book
X an old trunk in the nllie its counterpart is to be found in
every home with any pretensions to old fashioned respectability I found amid a pile of old papers, not as you would
suppose, grandmother's love loiters lied up wilh frayed blue
ribbon, but grandfather's I.alio book. There it was on the
bottom bound wilh a sensible black elastic, yellow and dusty, so old
that it almost fell apart as I picked it up.
Inside the only remaining cover is grandfather's name, barely
distinguishable amid the illegible scribblings of a school-boy. ".John
Alexander McLeod, his book, in the year, September 22nd, ISiiO."
This was evidently the first day of school, or al any rate the day on
which he began to study the "learned language," as the book elegently
terms it. For, in Edinburgh, in those days school was a fairly continuous process, with few frivolous interruptions.
Tt is very innocent, and kindly at first appearance, this musty text
book. It opens with an "advertisement" informing small schoolboys
that "the Editor has again revised this excellent Klenicntnry Hook, and
without inter-mixing with it any views of bis own, he has subjoined an
Appendix containing an Elementary View of the Tenses of ihe Latin
Verb," "This excellent book," writes grandfather at the top of th"
page and plunges gaily into the text with the exuberance of yoitlh.
Yes, T am sure grandfather liked bis "Rudiments of the Latin Tongue"
—for the first thirty pages. He writes his name with a flourish at
the top of evvvy page, and the dad
By G. G. Sedgewick
A n Auijiisl nlohl: a frnulnl trail
Tlirmiiili Italian woods jrom lint lo hutch
Dim sen that ban I if sumed In rraeli
An island with it (jhoslly sail.
Hi nt In, a phantom in a gale
(If cltntd \<i bolder moon could ti'irh
Mon Im illness as, each bij inch,
Wi stood    received within the pale ....
117 sine im further than wc felt;
\\ i plunged no deeper than a wave
Mini pass slowly uieay, and melt
lulu tin  world; as when we ijavv
thirsi I ei s, in that ilark waltr, nanus
Of si'ver     with  a hint of  flu in is.
at the bottom.
I said it bad a very innocent and
kindly appearance at first. Like
Circe it leads the lad by a pleasant
path into the intricacies of Ihe
Language. Kvery won I or sentence
in Latin has its equivalent in Ktig
lish -for the lirst thirty pages.
Ego stun discijiltis: I tun a selml
ar.  Mibi negligenti esse non licet.
I am not allowed to be negligent.
This I find heavily underlined.
At. this point the English disappears. The interest also seems to
vanish. Poor grandfather was now
studying Latin in earnest, an
earnestness for which the rod was
not a little responsible. Instead of
tbe cheerful random scribbling,
there arc only prim translations of
the good moral Latin sentences.
" It is the duty of Scholars to obey
their Master," write-, grandfather
ruefully in the margin. The remark   was  probably   inserted   with
the book  propped  on   the nianlelpi     The   writing   looks   cramp"!   u |
and hitler.
<> wonderful and -.ublle honk! Wonderful da\ when grandfather
went to school! 1'iookiiiiikiT-, in tlui-o da;.-- hud the art ol' kiHiug tint
two, Iiiii three or i'oiii' birds wilh one -lone Thi- little te\t |-, nm
merely u Latin grammar.il is a mine of moral precept--, an ine\lmiis
tible fund of practical and spiritual in.si mot ion, With a truly Scotch
economy it continues to teach children sound morality wilh their
syntaxes, to introduce them to the cares of this world, und the rewards
of the next, in close company with the subjunctive mood.
Yes,  grandfather  was  not   only   !»■<I    or   pushed    up  the   hill  of
scholarship, hut he was at the same time led in the paths of righteous
ness.    "Do unto others as you would  be done by," says the book  in
explaining the intricacies of the Ablative ease.
The Dative is exemplified in such subtly ironic sentences as, "Why
tell a story to a deaf man .'" To think of my own wasted youth spent in
learning Ablatives and Datives in such waslefully inapplicable
sentences as, "All (Jatil is divided into three parts."
A guide to all situations in life, a summary nf the wisdom nf tillages, ail are lo he found expressed in tense Latin. From stu-h practical consideration a s " Mundiis esta," he clearly, as grandfather translates it, to the profound sayings nf Periainler nf Corinth and the
maxims of Solon, there is nothing upon which tLis little hook leave-,
the hoy uninstriicted. The Catechism, the "Triplex llnminis Status"
is a masterpiece of ingenuity, providing nol only the indispensable
iicconipaiiiineiii to all Seidell education but al-o a very clever example
of rii'i'i  ease and leiise in ihe Latin laiiguairc.
Finally when grandfather had acquired a hard earned priilioonev
in the Latin tongue, there is a splendid reward for his industry i
whole chapter of wise sayings, '' I li-.i iclioriiin de Mociluis twenty
pages of il, the I 'a I ee hi sill. Tbe pages he I'i • are well worn, studied wilh
oMii'ine cure, interlined with brief Iiiii piingcii1 i I'aiislal ions. Here I
liml the secret of grandfather's upright, respectable manhood.
Hoy, were brought up wel! in grandfather's i|a\. Moral prcecpis
swallowed wilh tin* pr ilnsis or iln- npmlosis placed ihe feel of youth
forever upon the straight and narrow path. When even tins failed the
rod stepped into the breach and look ii-, place wilh ihe ablative and
the golden rule. The results of such a training were immediately visible,
for grandfather could write over ihe "Finis," in entire accord with
his little grammar, "For which may  Heaven be duly thanked,"
EN days ago Thomas Hardy was the greatest living Englishman. Himself he would have deprecated any such statement,
I dare say, since he had no particular fancy for arranging
men in nicely graduated ranks of greatness. And one who
could regard even Napoleon as a "molusc on a leaf" knew
well the hollowness of human shows. The statement may stand nevertheless. Hardy's worst enemies would have difficulty in naming a eon*
temporary who has been a more potent moulder of thought and opinion
in our day. More than that, he has shaped, in two generations of men,
those attitudes of mind out of which thought grows. His influence over
the English-speaking world since 1H7"> has been inescapable. Where-
ever there has been a thinker or a literary artist or a man to listen,
there has Hardy been also. Even the technical philosophers quarry
from his work as if it were a natural deposit. And, indeed, to many
men, who have been brought up in his shadow, he is something like one
of the forces of nature—a fellow-Subaltern of the Immanent Will.
Overestimating contemporary values is an inveterate human vice,
Perhaps we feel that a great contemporary reflects considerable credit
upon ourselves for being wise enough to be born in the same age, and
wo forget that the swans of one period arc, with notorious frequency,
ihe geese of the next. But after all, if one's eyes nre open to that fact,
it is sometimes a pardonable amusement to try to fit the day's heroes
into the perspective of history.   At such a moment as this the attempt
is not only amusing but inevitable.
And to many wdio are now making
it, Hardy bulks portentously large
in  tbe  tradition  of thought  and
literature.    For myself, whenever
I try to evaluate him in this way,
1 find myself applying the measures of Sophocles and Shakspere.
What other measures can one apply to The Dynasts 1   If such claim
seem too extravagant, it would do
no harm to the case to grant, at
once,  thatliardy  is a  less ample
figure.   But at the very least I hold
by this: that tho characteristics of
those Great Ones which leap to my
mind as I think of them are likewise the characteristics of Hardy.
Tbe first is that virtue of structure and design that Arnold was
fond   of   railing   "architectonic."
Arnold himself did not especially
attribute this quality to Shakspere,
and sonic of the French have been
prone to deny it altogether.    But
I   am   thinking  of  the   Shakspere
ut.'o made I)liu Ho and Tin   Tnnpisl and Henry 1\\, its well its of the
e\ en balanced   artist   who   const moled   fhdipus   l\i.r.     As   we   survey
these masterpieces, we think of their quality of subordinating details
In a main deign, of construction on a great scale, of mass and shadow
and   relief   and   adjust nu-m,   of   pi-rAvi   balance   and   proportion,      In
n-spect   of   these  great   matters   Hardy,   ihe   Architect,   was  a   superb
craftsman.     How   precisely   each   one  of  tbein   is  exemplified   in   Thf.
Mininr of fasti rtiridtji   and Tin   h'ctitrn uf the Sativ !    And on how
much grander a scale in 77/c Ihinusts, with its "three parts, nineteen
acts and one hundred and thirty scenes." each of them a significant
part of the whole!    As one reads this tremendous performance, "the
mind naturally flies to the triumphs of the Hellenic and  Elizabethan
Theatre in exhibiting scenes laid 'far in the Cnapparent'."   Hardy's
hope  has surely   been  .justified:  these  triumphs  have   indeed  been  repeated, all hough the form has been remoulded to suit a "meditative
world" that is "older, more invidious, more nervous, more quizzical."
Another property that Sophocles ami Shakspere and Hardy bold in
common is (heir Irony.    I do not use that word as does Hardy himself,
when he gives voice to the Spirit   Ironic and Sinister, who turns all
things  into  mockery.     Often   Hard.*,   does  adopt  the  tone of  such  a
Spirit,  but   il   is  not   really   his   fundamental   mode.     His  own   most
characteristic irony is ihe irony of the groat dramatists who, in creating
their best characters and scenes,  preserve thai  perfect  and  impartial
di'iachinent  which  is tlie ironic essence,      'No pleasure," says Macon
qiioiing   in  pari   from   Lucretius, "no pleasure  is comparable  to the
si a ml ing ti | ion the vantage ground of I rut b ( a hill not to he commanded,
and where the air is always clear and sctvneA and to sec the errors,
and wanderings, ami mists, and tempests, in the vale below; so always
that   this  prospect   lie  wilh   pily.  and   not   with  swelling,  or  pride."
Such a vision is the gift of the true ironists: they aro not only creators
bul  ideal spectators a- well, experiencing and causing us to experience
Ihat peculiar thrill which ciunes in us in the iheiitiv as we see the people
of the si aire life acting m ignorance of their condition.    Irony is the
emotion of inn- wlid knows, beholding the aclions of one who does not
In some sort,obviously, irony is the quality of all drama and of all
art thai has a dramatic eleineiii. Hut it is possessed by Sophocles and
Shakspere above all others, ami it is also a, supreme power of Thomas
Hardy. He exhibits it whenever one of his peasants shows a face or
opens a mouth; it is the quality of what arc surely the most moving
chapters of modern  English fiction    those depicting  Mrs.  Yeobright
(Continued  on pa^o 3.)
L.I I o
January 31st, 1928
The Literary Supplement
©Ijp Art nf Hbattpz
Literary Editor:—Laurence Meredith.
Issued whenever the Muse, visits the l'Diversity ol
liritisli Columbia,
lliivolot-k Kllis has said that groat writers are those "who have all
gono lo tlif depths of their own souls unil thence brought to the surface and expressed audaciously or beautifully, pungent ly or poignantly-- intimate impulses anil emotions whieh, shocking as they may
have seemed lit Ihe time, art* now seen le he those of un inlinile eoin
pany of 1 heir fellow men and women," That this is tlie secret of
any one who writes literature successfully, we do nol douhl; the ureal
writer becomes "ureal" by being in the greatest possible decree "him-
This applies even to the student contributions in this supplement.
In so far as each contributor has expressed in his own fashion a thought
or feeling that is intimately his own ho has expressed something whieh
his fellow students think or feel hut which they lacked the courage or
originality to write.
The student who has gone through four years of university training without having acquired tho ability or ambition to give clear
expression to his thoughts has missed one of the essentials) which that
training was meant to give him. Everyone has some thought that is
intimately his own and that are worth expressing. To make it live
in words is ono of the joys of life.
It is therefore without apology that we present this Literary Sup
In these days of "one grand and glorious rush" there seems little
room for quiet reflection, and owing to this our education is acquired
more hy rote than reflection. We start the day at !> o'clock on a hasty
round of lectures.
In the Middle Ages education found its sanctuary in the cloister,
and rightly so, but now it is transferod to a factory. In the mad
round of undergraduate life it is impossible to gain that poise, dignity
and serenity that marked out the educated man of the past. The man
that can go through life with a dispassionate outlook, that can smile
tolerantly upon his critics and has the ability lo accommodate himself
in relation to his environment, is the really educated num. The man
that succeeds in doing this is tho man that has really succeeded in life.
It is not the amassing of stupendous fortunes which is real success,
nor does failure necessarily end in the poorhou.se. People are too prone
to rate h college career in the light of subsequent financial success.
The University is tending more and more to becoming a technical
college where a man may increase his earning capacity and escape the
drudgery of apprenticeship. The graduate goes out into the world und
finds it impossible to regulate himself to his environment, so he turns
around und blames his University for not having better fitted liini
for life. Hut the University is not to blame. It is the fault of the acre.
The University, as a system, is beginning to crumble ami the lime is
not fur off when there will no Inni'iT be a University in the true scn-e
of the word.
More and more is tlie College, as it is known on I his contiucn'.
coming into prominence. These are different from the Universities in
that thoy are mere "glorified high-schools," mere factories where
knowledge is manufactured and distributed in "units." Its work is
not mature, neither does it turn out mentally mature men and women.
The University of the Cloister, where most of the education one received, wns through reflection, is passing. Reflection, at present, has
bo place in this age and unless the University can educate the age
towards reflection it is doomed, for it is this method of education which
differentiates between the College and tin; University.
Tf we cannot keep our head above the great tide of life we are lost.
We graduate and plunge headlong into the mad struggling for existence When a man fails to keep tip. people point a reproachful finger
at. the University. Hut it is the man who has failed, not the University.
He has not gained the poise thai education should give a man. lie
has not that aloofness, that point of view of the spectator while at the
same linn* engaging in ihe struggle for existence, it is only this ntli
tilde, this psychical viewpoint whieh separates the cdiiealeil man front
the uneducated rabble that struggles blindly through the world.
Ibanez places his slory In the sor
dldties.H and squalor of the rag pickers'
hovels In llellavista and Cuatro Cam-
inos, outlying suburbs of old Madrid.
It is (lie story of the teeming life of
the slums of Madrid, and concerns the
love and sorrows of Isldro Maltrana,
a would-be journalist, and his youthful mistress, a young factory worker.
II is impossible for Maltratia to rise.
lie has Intelligence, and Intelligence
lo achieve a mediocre fame, but he did
not stui'i under favourable auspices.
The sou of a chin woman and grand
son of a rag picker, he cannot rise
iiliov e his s• i■ x Ironnieiil, and. like (lor
li>'s ehaiactcrs, Is a product of Ihe
lower substratum.
In his iioii'l. Iluiiie/. compares iln
local and heaiillful Madrid. Ililed with
the wealthy, as a gieai honllie In
the ouler darkness round ahoiu, the
ran pickers of the mill> Ing Candidas,
llellavista and ('initio ('aminos, are
wolves circling round and waiting for
Ihe (Ire to go out. when the;, will seize
their chance and rush lu and over
power those at the fireside. It Ih a
gruesome picture and represents Mm
great social revolution which I banc,
says is coming lu Spain, and which Im
works for from Ihe security of his
villa in the Riviera.
Ibaiiez describes with avidity all (he
horror and vlleness of the lives of the
human riffraff of Madrid. Ills description of Feliciana's Illness, of her death,
and the picture he draws of her body
being used by the medical students for
dlsectlng purposes, Is horrible and revolting, and does not arouse the least
spark of pity for these underdogs,
Nevertheless he Is an artist, an artist with a sure technique, Just as
Cioya Is an artist, nut. Ibanez has distorted his art to suit his aim. Hits
aim Is propaganda, and he has, like
his contemporary, Perez Galdos, cultivated the novvl of propaganda. In
•La Catedral," "El Intruso," "La Bodega," and especially In "La Horda,"
the story Is wholly subordinated to
the end of religious, social or political
propaiiganda. Nothing cheerful relieves the gloom of all these works.
Me transfers to his pictures only
gloom and misery, and bars all light
and Joy. "La Horda" Is filled with
depressing description. Ibanez's powers of vivid description are very great,
but he uses this, not fo picture the
beautiful and the great, but meanness and poverty In all its vlleness.
Description follows description until
nothing can be distinguished in the
fog of sordldness. The hovel of Zar-
athustra. an ancient rag-picker, Is described thus:
"The storehouse exhaled a stench
of dust, putrescent bones and rotten clothes, together with that Indefinable odor of old houses that
have been shut  up for a long time.
A   buzzing   of   pestiferous   flies   vl-
brated  In  the dark  Interior of the
huts.    Now  and  then  a  blue-bottle
Hew near isldro, gloomy, poisonous,
with   metallic   reflections    and   disgustingly swollen, as If It had been
gorging  Itself on  a  grave."
Hut In the midst of all this Is a passage thai conies to Ihe reader like a
bnalh of pure air.    It Is the description of ihe expedition Maltrana makes
with old Mosco, the poacher, Into the
depths of  iliv great  forest, the royal
preserve,   the   101   Pllldo:
"Nlghl was beginning lo fall The
iwlllglil sky was of a purple shade;
the dink hills that closed ihe horizon displayed im a hand ol dull gold
Ihe black silhouette of the trees ou
Midi summits A slur shone with
tnilkv Ugh! through the soli twi-
llghi tn Ih i. The slow melancholy
hells of invisible flocks tinkled; dogs
barked In Ihe gardens bordering (he
road, cart wheels creaked In tho ills-
lance; here and Ihere, Ilie windows
of Ihe lllsllc dwellings scattered
through ihe ploughflelds became
lhancz is poetical here like all artistic natures are when witnessing a
scene like this. Henley, in England,
inspired by this same atmosphere,
wrote his "Margarltae Sororl."
Hul ihe fact that, although we are
acute observers of Maltrana's life, we
cannot live his life with him, proves
the limitations of the artist in Wasco Ibanez. Description, however,
does not make a novel. The author
seems to have no idea of construction. There Is a certain amount of
romance and realism in the story,
combined In something like that extraordinary manner Conrad does, but
Ihe construction Is straggling ln the
extreme. The plot Is meagre and
rarely conies to the foreground, and
the ulterior alms of the social and political doctrinaire are glaringly obvious throughout. Ibanez's work, especially In "La Horda" shows that
he Is htrongly influenced by Zola.
Hut the general reading public of today have no liking for the extreme
'naturalism" of the French school;
and the pictures of social degeneration, animalism, and even Insanity,
couched In sonic novel form, find
Ihelr rightful place in some clinical
Through a study of Ibanez's eventful life we come to realize that his
Invietivcness against some of his fellow countrymen Is not only because
of their overbearing superiority over
"La Horda." or the Mob; there is
also a strong personal motive. What
rankles in his breast Is the fact that
while he is hailed abroad as Spain's
foremost writer, In his own country
he   Is  unrecognized.
L. M.
/ wonder if sonieielien  in Heaven
Tin re an landscapi s icln n  in October
Tin- i/illoic of tin  poplars shun,-: among flu  get i n of
the pi in s:
. 1 ii</ if i n I hi   ska on rln ad
Tin rt   at'i   thi c]i rloinls iii w ■washi il In/ Iiii   ruin.
,1 nil 1 iciimlt r, too, it a i mil hrt < :<   lihiits from  tin  o
jll   11    spares
Ih iici in/ on its iri ngs tIn   sun II a!  tin   moist i arth.
Tor 1 iiiv sitri   that githh u  part un nls
Wouhl In   rutin r tiring
To fiit that han   trodden in gladness
Tin   icihh rness pathways;
A nd that jasper trails
Would please tne h ss
Than these autumn hillsides of green and gold
I'tutt r a canopti of grati and Itliie.
U. T. J.
What is Ihe deie.'    Tears, child. Unit flow
From   tin   i iirs of the  stars  win it cuhl wind-.  Iihuc.
What is the siioic'    .l\t,l  liars hum  Ih,   moon
For sin   fears that the wind tedl rupture In r sum'.
Whit I is the rain.'    Just liars from lb,   ,/, ,/
Dropped bit Ihe clouds when, tin   wind liloir-. iln tit  In/.
Who  is  llir  u-ind so fit rce  and  so   icdd!
Is all the  world fears!    Must uf it, child.
- -S.S,
A South Sea Nocturne
A breeze was comiiu' up from the j its evening meal. In unison with the
sen It rustled the cool palm li"es. roar of the reef the birds of the air
and whipped Ilie lagoon into Hecks chanted their evening hymn A wihi
of foam It was evening. The sun, chant that had heen repeated on such
ti bull of lire, was hanging above the a night as this, for generations,
broad stretch of the I'aelllc, as if su- The sun sunk. The lines on the reef
pei'.ded for it Hi'Utnr.v moment hct'or-' hardened. A pule nils! stole softly
making its hurried exit from the ocean j over die sea, and enclosed the lagoon
world The Incessant roar from Iln! in Ils silken folds The birds had
distant   surf  rose  and   fell.     The  rcf | llnlsheil their nieul and  were now sll
sireichi'd northward,  a  Hi f ii lit-m I    ent     A chattering parrot  lied  through
flic trees ill ihe screech of ii returning
macaw. A lish splashed In Ihe lagoon,
and along the shore came the eerie
wall    of    a    loon A    gentle    breeze
brought   faintly   over   the   water   the
deep   salt   smell   of   the   sea,   delicately
spiced with situdiil. The moon rose
and the stars grew dim Lulled to
sleep hy the muffed roar on the distant
reef, the world lay at rest.
Ing loam, when silence is brought 'o
naught. Ihe home of Ilie sea fowl, the
lodging   hoii-,1'   o;'   tliit   am      The   deep
green  ol   tin a   bey.Hid  and   the  sap
phli'e  launon   were touched   wilh  rose
Slldilellll     (Mil     oil     tile    reef    a     bird
poised in i In- air, show ing a spot a
vivid colour w'.iere the setting sun
tinted Ils wings, and Mien il dropped,
dropped down amid Ihe waves and
lashing   foam,   a   sea low]   was   taking
I ,..~.~.*.~.-*..~.-.-.m*^m+m&*..i
One hears on every hand remarks
on the gross muterlallsm and lack of
culture of the Western peoples, especially in the average person of tho
western side of the North American
continent. People from England und
the older countries look down upon us
for our luck or culture aud our love
or tho "almighty dollar." Hut culture
is not tho heritage of the people of
the west yet. We have no right to
claim It or pretend to It.
Culture has been described as spirit-
utilization; uud Hpirltuallzutlon or if
you like, ciillerallzatlou, Hlgnllles self-
realization. Culture cannot come until
we have realized ourselves, until we
have reached our attainment, Wo must
he made to realize that progress and
culture belong to different dime mi Ion a.
Our work lies towards progress.
Culture Is not ours to possess and
he who strives for It, strives In vain.
We are only on the lower rungs of tho
ladder of progress. How can wo lu
this University hope to havo this a
centre of culture yet. It Is like trying to make roses grow in a desert.
Culture Is the product of maturity.
It abhors the new and the young. We
ure the youngest civilization in the
world and we have yet no background
on which to build a culture. Why
waste our time and energy In pretending we have a real culture or In harbouring a mongrel pseudo-culture? We
cannot hope at present to be anything
but superficial. We are too busy working and striving for progress to become culturalized. It is not until after
the wheel of progress stopB that culture, real culture, begins. The culture
of India, of Asia, is not the product
of a brief few hundred years. Only
ufter centuries of progress and final
attainment did culture come to India.
The wave of progress has long since
passed from India; England is on the
crest, her era ot real culturalization
is ut hand; wc in the extreme west are
being swept up on the crest of the
wave. Culture lies ln the trough beyond. We cannot reach it until we
have surmounted the wave of progress.
It is not until the desire for stability has taken the pluce of the desire
for evolution that culturalization
takes place. Thus wo of the West,
and especially the Americans, who are
moBt enamoured with progress, are
the most uncultured of civilized races.
Hut we cannot be otherwise. It is
biologically Impossible. It we endeavor to culturize ourselves we stop
progressing. The two processes are
in opposite directions. Therefore let
ua forget about this culturization, and
enter into the true spirit of the West,
into this vast mad rush of progress.
We must not try to raise a dreamy-
eyed race of philosophers or poets.
Let us build a race of men who will
conquer the mountains around us, who
will build mighty railways and
bridges, who will raise up their cities
In mighty sky-scrapers. We must put
our shoulders to the wheel of progress.
We must rai-te a race of workers.
Let us educate great scientists, great
arhifects, great engineers to carve out
our home on tills shore. It ia on
them that our success as a nation depends
The self-made man concerns himself
with founding a home and giving his
children equal opportunities with the
more fortunate classes, both socially
and culturally. So wo as a nation are
still in the "self-made man" stage. We
ourselves cannot hope to become equal
with other older nations, but we are
still busy establishing ourselves so
that our children may have a Arm
foundation on which to establish a
culture equal to any ot the older
Let us have no more of this snobbishness over so-called culture and
set to work.—"Westerner."
Hume, David Hume
Like tin  pungent fume
Of an aid Scotch pipe,
Said cause was a joke,
Men learned to invoke
M> n ty mental tripe I
" When ye sit on a pin
Tht   yarns that ye spin
About cause and Ihe like,
It's ht;y indeed
What's wrong wi' your heed
Toe blame the wee spike!" January 31st, 1928
There is an old Irish verso which
"For dullness, the creeping Saxons,
For beauty and amorousness, the
And though this perhaps presents
fundamental difference between the
the case ln extremes, it expresses the
stolid Anglo-Saxon and the sensitive
Celt, It explains too, why the honest
practical Britisher, having been lured
Into a theatre to see the performance
of an Irish poetic drama by an enthusiastic but misguided Little
Theatre group, si is wondering what it
Is all about, and comes oui wilh a
feeling that ho has been cheated of
his money, and an Impression Hint all
Irishmen and    Utile    Theatres   are
mad. For there Is a great difference
between the Anglo Huxon temperament and the Celtic temperament, and
ihe Anglo-Saxon, before he can enjoy
the body of poetry and drama produced by the Irish group of writers
u( the turn of the twentieth century,
must be at some pains to understand
the Irishman—his nature, his history,
his outlook on life.
The group of writers mentioned,
luadod by W. B. Yeats, and known
ns the pools of the Celtic Renaissance,
sought to revive an Irish national
literature, not a patriotic literature
alone, but one which should express
the Irish tradition as district from Ilie
English one. They went for their
subjects back to the heroic age of
Ireland's history when glorious pagan
beings trod the earth. They wrote of
Cuchelain the warrior, of Maeve (he
passionate queen of Olsln and his
wanderings, of Deirdre, whose beauty
brought her sorrow and death. They
revived the fairy-lore and folk-lore
of the coantry side. They wrote of
the Irish peasant and the Irish soil.
And whatever they wrote about
these things was always tempered by
that strain of sadness and melancholy
which seems peculiar to the Celtic
outlook on life. The Irish, with their
love of "beauty and amorousness," but
with no practical turn for affairs have
seemed always to be a downtrodden
nation, the prey of some larger country, and this perhaps, aided by a
natural tendency in their character,
has given them their sensallve feeling for the sorrow of life. So the old
legends are told with a note of In-
finite regret that the grand pagan
days of Ireland are gone. The struggle between paganism and Christian
liy Is often touched upon, and shows
thai paganism even yet calls with an
alluring voice to ihe Irish soul. There
me tales of Ihe fairy people, of ihelr
power to lure niorlals lo death, and
of ihe lullllty of the religion of Christ
against their spells. The Irish pools,
like all oilier poets, wrolo of nature,
bill ihey were iiiiiactod by her snd
iniHiils. the long grey twlllghls, sioriuy
and rainy nights, melancholy autumn
days, when the wind goes sighing ovei
the bogland. Thoy saw behind the
phenomena of nature a spirit, strange,
lovely and sorrowful, inunll'esllng Itself in the moan of the devouring
ocean and tho pale light of the wan
ilerlng stars.
All this shows an mil look on the
world which Is not characteristic of
tlie robust Anglo-Saxon. Yet there
are times when even he must feel
'Ittle fluttering doubts In his Innermost heart (hat life Is really not the
secure, complacent, highly-satisfactory
thing It usually seems. Even ho at
times will want something which Is
out of his reach, and he will pause In
pained wonder, nnd will perhaps lift
his eyes to ihe stars, and take refuge
In a world of dreams which lie creates
for himself. It is In these moods of
doubt and melancholy, and. futile
dreaming that Irish poetry should be
read. It Is fatal to read It after a
hearty game of tennis, or a successful business deal In railway shares.
Then it seems only "sickly," but read
It In that mood when the mind is
baffled by the inscrutability of the
world, and It is weird and lovely beyond words, like a minor tune, thin
and sweet, from a faery pipe.
—A. T.
Who has not ever seen a bird alone
Among the newly leafing trees of spring,
And heard its untrained voice begin lo sing
Of joy and love, before its mate has flown
Hack from Italian skies?  Who has not gone
Into the woods and listened, wondering
If in Us magic notes it sought to bring
Into the world a music of its own?
So Wyatt singing in the days gone by
Of love forsaken and of Italy,
Of courtly pastimes and of courtly wrong,
Touched the beginning:, of our English tongue-
Till Spenser heard and sang his melody,
And Shakspere's age burst into glorious song.
The lane stretched straight before
us for over a mile, Its cool length
shaded with the green light that sifted softly through the high vine
hedges which, interspersed with Huffily green trees interlacing overhead
In a fleecy canopy, bordered It. The
trail itself, long untrodden by any
human foot, was carpeted softly with
a thick, green blanket of moss, whose
subdued color added to the feeling of
coolness and tranquility thut had
taken possession of us as we entered
the wood. This feeling had spread
to the wild things of the forest, for
as we walked slowly over the soft
carpet of moss, which silenced our
footsteps, we passed close to two
deer, who looked at us in mild curiosity, entirely untilarmed by our
quiet Intrusion. The silence of the
wood was intensified by the subdued
notes of a vesper sparrow, which was
trilling softly snd plaintively some
where In the hedge. The lacy green
network overhead, sharply etched
against the blue .sky, filtered the
warm sunlight ami by some subtle
transmutation changed It to a cool,
restful green. This light subdued
and quieted nil bold, sharp outlines
and softened the rugged hole of an
old oak that projected through the
We found Ihe old farmhouse at last,
hidden away In a wild Jungle of second growth maple mid spruce. After spending several hours In exploring deserted rooms and disturbing
long-forgotten memories, we became
alive to the fact that evening was
rapidly approaching and  that we had
several   miles   to   travel,   the   greater
part   through dense  woods.
Aa we reentered ihe lane we felt
a subtle difference In the atmosphere.
Tho sparkle seemed gone from the
green light that pervaded It. The
silence was still unbroken, but It contained an element of ominous suspense. It was no longer the silence
of contentment and peace; It was,
rather, as though the world were holding Its breath, awaiting a blow, but
not knowing from whence it was to
fall, or In what manner. Not a bird
chirped, not a beast stirred, the ominous silence lay over everything like
a depressing cloud. The still, motionless air seemed to draw out all the
odors from tho wood, and t!u> atmosphere was heavy wilh the scents of
tree   and   How or.
It grew rapidly darker, until we
could barely see our way along the
path. Chancing lo look up, I stood
still In aimizomoni, for liy some
sirnng" trick of the falling light,
every motionless leaf and twig over
head was painted in silver and sll
lioilelled against a sky black with
piled up clouds A grove of poplar i
a short distance along Ihe Ihiio stood
like a group of silver statues, their
arms slretched Imploringly to heaven,
as though In louse and desperate sup
plication ugiilnsi Ihey knew not
what The feeling of suspense and of
something impending look hold of us
so strongly that our nerves became
taut and strained, and we Instinctively lowered our voices and glanced
apprehensively back over our shoulder.!. - I.K.
Thomas Hardy
(Continued from Page 1)
turned away from her son's Closed
Door; lt is the dominant tone of tlm
whole story of Tess after her first error; 11 plays like lightning around Bath-
shebu Everdene and that gay puppet.
Sergeant Troy; with bitter force lt
wings the stone cast at the dog after
he has helped Fanny over tho ngonles
of her Iubi Journey; It onvolopes
llenchard and Wlnterhorne and Judo
as with an atmosphere. And dually
It is the driving power of the mighty
enginery of The ItjiiuiHts.
Turning to our lust point of similarity, we need not labour the old platitude thai creative genius tillers the
most deeply significant things which
Its generation has to say, and which,
In (lie absence of genius, go unsaid.
Every sort of creative power does this
lu some way or other. But only to a
very few men, Sophocles uud Slink
spore among llioiu, Is It given to express their age with anything like
completeness. These few have the
great good link of being In such fundamental harmony with (heir lime thai
It listens to them attentively, and In
tacit but practical fashion ncknowl
edges them us lis mouthpiece, Con-
trarwlso, tho Ages of Pericles and of
Elizabeth enjoyed the singular fortune
of having an ample and worthy voice
to speuk for them. And the later Victorian era, I.e., from 1860 on, may well
be proud to despatch Into the future
such plenipotentiaries us The Dynasts.
it is hard to Imagine what product of these yeurs can possibly be regarded by the historian of 2100 A.D.
as a more complete expression of their
prevailing spirit.
There can be no doubt, as we can
already see, that this spirit has beeu
mainly directed hy the doctrine of
Evolution. Already we are getting
used to thinking of the Universe as
vastly older than our fathers felt it to
be, and terribly more unimaginable.
We are getting used to the idea of our
development from "lower forms." We
ure slowly and painfully but surely
giving up "anthropomorphic conceptions" of the "First or Fundamental
Cause." Perhaps, by the year 2100,
these notions will have become either
commonplace or absurd or merely
irrelevant. But their Impact upon this
generation has been Incalculable, they
have turned our world of thought upside down, und consequently they and
their infinite trains of corollary have
provided us with the chief, almost the
only things we have had to say.
Hardy's Napoleonic drama, therefore, takes on a prime Importance; it
says these things with what seems at
present to be incomparable beauty and
power. In his hands they have heen
shaped into what appears to us one
of the grout myths of the race. Tho
Phantasmal Intelligences of the Over-
world who act as controllers and
showmen of the piece—the "Great
Foresightless," "the Universal Sympathy of Human Nature," "the Spirits
Ironic and Sinister"—these are for us
what the Noras and Stropos wore to a
fur-off past How their voices will
sound to ears of the twenty-second
century no one dare prophesy, but to
our Inuring thoy certainly speak with
a "curiously hypnotizing impressive-
ness." Listen lo the Spirit of the
Years, that "Passionless Insight of
the Ages," chanting over the "prone
and emaciated body" of Europe after
Thus doth the Great Foresightless
In blank entruuconiont now as evermore
Its ceaseless tirtlstrlos in Circumstance
Of curious stuff and braid, as just
Yet but ono flimsy riband of Its web
Have we here watched In weaving—
web Enorm,
Whose furthest hem und selvage may
To whore the roars and plashlngs of
the flames
Of earth-Invisible suns swell noisily,
And onwards Into ghastly gulfs of sky,
Where hideous presences c h u r n
through the dark
Monsters of magnitude without a
Hanging a in lit ilcp wells of nothingness.
• *    *
t) Ininianeiice, That rcasonest not
In putting forth all things begot,
Thou  bulld'osl   Thy  house  In space
for what?
() Loveless, Hateless!     past the sense
Of kindly eyed benevolence,
To what tune datieetli this Immense?
• *    *
A man who can write verso like this,
so we think, may safely abide time's
Late one evening last week I met
un old friend. I had Just come out
from the Y. M. C. A. and was hurrying down Cumble Street. It was raining in torrents, ruining as lt can do
In Vancouver on a January evening.
I was in the midst of dodging the puddles when I almost knocked over a
small figure under a very large umbrella. \
It was un enormous umbrella, quite
us big us those the garbage men used
to have lu the old days when they
came uroviud In u horse uud wagon
This umbrella was black und in a lopsided fashion covered a very small
person Indeed I thought it wus a
child al firsl till with a shrinking gesture li nn nod and hull' raised the umbrella Uiiilortioiilh was a tiny old
luce, yellow and wrinkled like the
shell ol it peanut, ll was a Chinaman
and over his shoulder ho carried u
bundle of washing done up In a dirty
sheet. But the luce I seemed lo
know where was It? Yes- It was uc-
lually Ah Jim. Of course It wus. Even
without seeing the luce, I should have
recognized that hobbling gait- any
where. It was two years now since I
hud seen him, but he had not changed
much In that time. He seemed ageless, like a little wrinkled buddha.
I remember the llrst time I met him.
I was sent to get his signature on a
note. (1 was In the bank in those
days.) He kept a laundry shop down
Chinatown way. His place was on an
olley back of Pender Street and running Into Abbott. It was a narrow,
dark alley, with only one entrance
from Abbott Street, The gutter ran
down the centre and reflected the thin
ribbon of sky above. The doorway of
a Chinese rooming house was on one
side of the alley entrance, while on
the other there was a lunch counter
kept by a Swede. The Swede has
gone long ago, and the business changed hands several times. I particularly
remember this because it was through
Ah Jim really that the Swede moved,
although he himself would never admit it. Ah Jim's laundry office was
nearly at the end of the alley. You
could never find it unless you were
shown. I used to remember lt from
the other little shops by the number
of hyrogllphics hanging on the ribbon
of canvas above the doorway. There
were seven queer outlines, and it was
the only one ln the alley that had that
number. What they read, I could
never find out. Ah Jim was always
so mysterious. I asked him once and
ho just grinned and said, "Me washee."
But other sounds, queer mysterious
Oriental sounds, went on behind the
curtain in that back room. 1 myself
and several other of Ah Jim's friends
had to be content with a seat in the
front ofllce, I have often wondered
since where Ah Jim dried his clothes;
certainly there was very little room
ln that shop huddled away in the
gloom of the alley.
On my flrst visit I remember I was
quite nervous. After having found the
alloy, I kept my eye on the entrance
as I walked up It. Queer noises came
from out of the buildings on either
side, and occasionally yellow faces appeared furtively. I was glad at last
when I got to Ah Jim's shop. It seemed a long way from the street on that
first trip; in reality it Is a few dozen
Ah Jim was deeply respectful, perhaps obsequious would be a better
word. You see, to him I was the bank
itself. Throughout my relations with
him, he always treated me In this manner even when I came to see him when
not on bank business. He also had a
sneaking affection for me when he got
lo know me well, but he used to try
aud hide this In ways which at times
were rather ludicrous.
It wus on the third visit that I was
Initiated Into Ah Jim's circle of
friends. He asked me to take tea with
him. We did not have It in the back
room, as I hud hoped, but In the front
olllce behind the counter. I shall nev*
er forget flint afternoon. It seemed
as If I were In a different world, The
weird shadows In the semi-gloom of
the shop, the low mumbling of a voice
or voice* lu the room at the back,
which occasionally broke Into a singsong chant; and opposite me huddled
on a low leak wood tabarot, his voice
rising anil falling, Ah Jim told me the
story of his life
It was a wonderful tale and seemed
almost unreal at times, so romantic
was It. It was a story of warm troplo
seas, of pirate ships and open boats;
of the moist gloom of rubber groves
and Malayan forests, and of life and
death, And his voice got lower and
lower, and when he came to tell about
the death of his Bon he was quite overcome and was silent for a long time.
So long that I began to wonder if he
had gone to sleep. It had become
quite dark and the only light came
from a dim flickering glimmer through
the cracks of a stove ln the far corner ot the office. After a bit he seemed to master his emotion and continued.
Some time in the future I will write
this tale down, but for the present lt
will have to wait. There are one or
two questions which I must ask Ah
Jim first. He never told me who killed his son, but from what I could
make out it was to find the murderer
that he came to Vancouver. I cannot
be sure on this point, however, because towards the end of his story he
became so worked up, and his English was almost unlntelligable. I once
tried to question Ah Jim's cousin on
the subject, but he knows even less
English than Ah Jim, and a smiling
"No savee' was all 1 could get from
I saw Ah Jim several times after
this, but he never mentioned his past
again, and I suppose he wished to consider the matter closed. I once questioned the Swede from the corner
lunch counter on the subject, for he
was a frequent visitor to Ah Jim's,
but he seemed quite Ignorant of the
fact that Ah Jim ever hau a past
at all.
When I left the bank a little over
two years ago, I saw no more of Ah
Jim. I never went to see him again,
and gradually I forgot about the little
Chinaman. But meeting him as I did
last week, brought back vividly my
visits to his shop and the tragedy of
his past. I would have spoken to him
only he did not recognize me. When
I went to speak he had already hurried on and disappeared into the rainy
darkness, his little legs stumbling
along under the huge umbrella and
his  load of washing.
—L. M.
( FltllM  (}HUMAN  OK  IllUNt:)
From olden tales there beckons
With a pale white hand;
There sings here and there rings here,
The song of a spclldand,
Where great flowers languish
In golden evening-light
And delicately glance there
With bridal faces bright.
Where all the trees murmur
And like a chorus, sing,
And splashing fountains loudly play,
Antl like dance music, ring.
And love melodies re-echo,
As thou hast never heard,
And thou art filh-il with longing,
With wondrous sweetness stirred.
Ah, could I journey thither
And end my heart's long guest,
A ml cost aside my torment,
A nd fn e antl liupjiy rest!
Ahl the bliss of that spell hind
I often see in dream;
Then comes Ihe morning sun light,
It fades    an empty gleam.
■M.fl. 4
January 31st, 1928
Group Seven and the Nation
At the Vancouver exhibition laat
summer the Vancouver public was
given the chance of saeing the work of
a group of Canadian artists known as
the "Group Seven." These artists
claim, and they are supported by a
section of the public, that they form
the only real school of Canadian Art
and that their work, being nationally
inspired, is representative of the
spirit of Canada.
There has always been much conflicting opinion as to the nationality
of art, both In tho realm of literature
and the tine art ot painting. Hut how
can lt be explained that scenes or
Canada and Canadian life, painted by
Canadian*, differ, as works of art,
from pictures of England hy Englishmen, of Holland by Dutchmen, of the
United NtatcH by Americans What
then Is National Art? As Newton Me-
Tavlsh says, "We speak ot Hrltlsh Art
nnd French Art and Dutch Art. But
how Is It determined that any art is
British, or French, or Dutch? Is it
Dutch because It 1b painted ln Holland
hy Dutchmen? What would It be ir
It were painted In Scotland by Chinese? Louis Hemon only lived ln Canada two brief years yet we will always
feel his book to be akin to Canada.
But the question arises whether the
Qroup Seven, any more than say the
Montreal Group, has accomplished tho
extraordinary feat of establishing a
school of art ln Canada. But art Is
universal and lt la hard to forget this,
Many of our greatest artlstB and the
lasting Impressions on art in Canada
that they have made, have come from
Europe, from Great Britain or the
United States. The Group Seven- it
self, has three who were born in Great
Britain, Nevertheless their work is
full ot vigor. It is dignified and dynamic and at times masterly. Amidst
the general clash, however, it is dlfll-
cut to descrlminate, or to perceive
among the works of art, especially the
pictorial and plastic arta, whether t.
daflnltely national note is struck. Although the Group Seven have struck a
new note, this is not conlined to Canada and appears elsewhere. The time
Is not ripe when they can be judged
as representing the nation. A truly
national work ot art "must possess
some quality that elicits sympathy antl
receives the admiration of a great
mass of the people of the country ln
which it was produced." As Mr. Me-
Tavlsh   says   in   closing   his   book;
"Later on in the clear, though subdued
light of the after glow, that note and
that spirit may be estimated at their
true value. Meantime we can only
wonder whether thoy may yet resound,
and still resound, until they can bo
recognized and accepted as veritable
interpretations of national characteristics."
Coupled with the name "Group
Seven" wo hear tho namo "Algonquin
Park." This, us far us It is associated
with the Toronto painters, means any
portion of the wilds of Norlliorn Ontario. It is there thut the Group
Seven went to point Their work has
(uken on the characteristics of this
country; great rocks In the midst of
strange lakes, smull rivers, snow-
strewn wastes and forests of pine and
spruce, and skies full of giant clouds
Mown ubout by the sharp biting winds
Hint blow out of the North.
It wus the Arts and Letters Cluh ol'
Toronto which llrst conduct! Its efforts
ns a club to painting In "Algonquin
Park." ln the midst of this group
suddenly uppenretl an obscure young
artist, Tom Thomson, who showed an
entirely new and original artistic
talent and style. His work was filled
with brilliant colour, and a free dashing treatment. Thomson opened up
u new land, primeval and virgin, His
work aroused immediate Interest and
other artists followed in his wake up
Into the Northern wilds. In the midst
of this, in May, 1017, Thomson was
drowned In Algonquin Park. This
meant more than is realized to art in
Canada, for if ever a Canadian art
should arise It will he to Thomson
that artists will look hack as the
founder. It was he who disproved for
ever that Canadian scenery Is unsuitable for painting.
Thus it is claimed that the Group
Seven Is the centre of tho Canadian
School of Art. In 1920, as an outcome
of Thomson's Influence antl that of
Algonquin Park the Group was announced with its present name. Its
original members were La wren Harris,
A. G. Jackson, Franklin Curmichael,
Frank Johnston, Arthur Llsmer, J. E.
H. MacDonald, and F, Horsman Var-
ley. Frank Johnston, shortly after tho
Group's formation, dropped out but the
members st ill continued to be known
as the Seven.
♦"The Fine Arts In Canada," by
Newton McTavlsh, Toronto. The Mac-
Millan Company, 1925, —L.M.
Book Reviews
L. Adams Beck.
In this book Mrs. Beck has tried
to cram into the confines of a novel
her knowledge of theosophy. The result is confusion in the extreme. The
plot Is meagre. It Is the story of a
young painter who goes up into
Kashmir to paint. He stays with
some people who are theosophists
and is finally converted to theosophy.
Mrs. Beck has evidently read deeply in theosophical literatures; she
may oven be a follower of that sect,
but there is no reason why she
should clothe such a subject under
the guise of a novel.
AND   ADDRESSES.   Ed.   by   William   A.   J.   Archbold.   MA.,   I.LIS.
(Longmans,   Green)
This Interesting volume contains a
series  of    representative    essays    of
such  men as Arthur    Lymons,    Viscount   Haldane,   Sir   Walter   Raleigh,
George  Santayana,    Austin    Dobson,
Earl    Balfour,    Richard     Aldington,
Arthur    Clutton-Brock    antl    others,
The  editor  has  selected   the  essays
so as to show the main literary directions in which we are moving.    This
book is ono of the ablest books giving a bird's-eye view of contemporary
literature, published in recent years.
"CASTE", A novel by Cosmo Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton paints a vivid picture of the potency and racial prejudice in Americe, A young American girl, a member of one of the
oldest families ln the country, falls
ln love with the son of an aristocratic
American Jew. Despite tholr love
and the consent of both families, the
union Is broken Anally by the hitter
prejudice of both Americans and
Jews In New York,
"NIGGER HEAVEN." liy Carl v„n
A decidedly new tale of New
York's Harlem, vividly presented.
The author gives a novel intpoct of
the racial queHtIon In New  York,
"thu»ia sunt omnia,"
Sightd de Spino:.u.
" lies sunt i in pi a
t)h souls non rule inpla!
0 mores, 0 temporal"
Sighed de Spino:a.
The most we can say of this book
by Mr. Washington Joseph Hall, or
to call him by his pseudonym, "Upton
Close," is that it might be considered
very good "copy" for one of Mr.
Hearst's papers. He writes with tin
Jerky, nervous style of the journalist,
chuckling all the while over his great
"scoop" in foretelling tho doom of the
British Kmplre. In parts It Is almost
equal to ono ot those journals sent
out. by the authorities at Moscow or
Leningrad. Mr. Hall falls Into the
same error which nearly, If not all.
the writers on the Chinese and Asiatic
situation do- He starts with a fixed
bias In his head, and either hy distortion or elimination makes all Ids lads
conform lo his Idea. ThrouiAi a con
versa!ion with an insignificant Scotch
civil servant in an Indian railway car
riage, lie generalizes on the whole
British rule In India. He says that
since the strike In Hong Kong thnt
city has been doomed. We smile at
Mr. Hall's passages on the overwhelming greatness of his country, hut we
cannot condemn what, in a Britisher,
would be considered bad taste and obnoxious, Is one of the foremost characteristics of his countrymen. It is
only on China that Mr. Hall can speak
with authority: Ills knowledge of the
rest of Asia Is culled from a hurried
tour "a la Cook" round the southern
fringe of Asia. Tho grave and menacing problem between the two worlds
which the writer points out, Is Indisputably apparent, but let us hope Ihat
for all his Cassandra-like prognostications he has proved a worse prophet
than ho has an author.
Random Remarks
(Continued from Page 1)
recently been published by Ernest
Benn in two volumes, This biography
from all reports Is even more popular
ln England than that of Walter Page.
Lady Bell's brilliant personality attracts her readers on every page. This
biography follows logically after those
two recent publications ou the work
of Col. T. E. Lawrenca in Arabia. It
was through Lady Bell's work among
the Arabians that much ot Lawrence's
work was made possible and it Is to
her that the British Government owes
a large measure ot Its success with
thu Arabians,
• *   «
I see that Derail has published Mr.
II. (I. Wells' book "Meanwhile." Lovers of Wells will probably pay their
I2.no and gel the book; but I think
It is one of his worst hooks. The
piece de resistance Is (he recent British coal strike. It is full of propaganda written in u very Journalistic
manner. There are several passagus
tilled with Mr. Wells' humour, but
(hey are too few and far between.
• *    *
It Is curious lo note the flood of
biographies on the market. It seems
to be tho fashion at the present time
among the literary world to write a
biography. Would-be biographers ure
rushing into print and all those who
have ever written a biography aro
ressurrectlng it again from the bottom shelf for a re-printing. The private lives of men of all stations from
Barbusso's "Jesus" to a biography of
Calvin Collldge are up for sale.
• *   *
"A booklet about John Ersklne has
been Issued by his publishers, the
Bobbs-Merrill Company. It contains
a recent, radio speech of Mr. Ersklne
in which he explains what he is trying to do in his books. He is interested, he says, in a special kind of
story and particular group ot ideas.
These ideas he dramatized ln "Helen
of Troy," in "Galahad" and In "Adam
and Eve." Believing that the novel
should convey a universal appeal, a
general truth about life, he lays the
scenes of his stories in a universal
time nnd place—Sparta, Camelot,
Eden, of which the reader well already
have some imaginery picture so that
description is unnecessary. The story
being projected in universal terms,
the conduct of his characters can follow universal laws of morality, rather
than the fashion of any age. He uses
old stories because they contain
noble characters who must have faced
the same problems that we face. By
such means he conveys a general
picture of human nature."
The Book Review Digest. December
«    «    «
Mnhatma Ghandhi, writing in his
own weekly Journal "Young India,"
assails Katharine Mayo's "Mother
India" (Harcourt, Brace) a book that
has excited International attention,
but admits that "the substance underlying the many allegations" cannot  be repudiated
"The hook is cleverly and powerfully written," he observes. "The
carefully chosen quotations give it.
the appearance of a truthful hook,
but Ihe Impression it loaves on my
mind Is, that It Is the report of a
drain inspector sent out with the one
purpose of opening and examining
the drains of the country to he reported upon, or to give a graphic description of the stench exuded hy
the opened drains ....
". . , . In her hurry to see everything Indian in a bad light, she has
not only taken the liberty with my
writings, but she has not thought It
necessary even to verify through me
certain things ascribed hy her or
others to me,
". . . . Whilst I consider the book
to be unfit to be placed before
Americans antl Englishmen (for lt
can do no good to them), lt is a book
that every Indian can read with somo
degree of profit. We may repudiate
the charge as It has been framed by
her, but. we mny not repudiate the
substance underlying the many allegations she bus made."
Katherine Mansfield's Journal
On reading Katherlne Mansfield's
Journal (published ln 1927—four years
after her death—by her husband, J
Middleton Murry), one asks: How did
this woman manage to remain unbeaten by hor depressing encounters with
pain and vulgarity? The answer, to
be found ln the Journal Itself, is twofold. First, there is the genius in
Katherlne Mansfield that found profit
in even ugly experiences, and secondly
there Is the all-saving sense of humor
in the woman, which, she says, "I have
found of use every single occasion of
my life," Had Ihat life been less harsh,
had the genius In Katherlne Mansfield
been given a nobler set of Impressions
upon which to build—hud the music In
her soul been given the right inspiration It Is probable that more ol her
poetic Interpretations of the beautiful, sometimes expressed In her Journal, would have enriched Ihe world's
store of artistic verse. But tlie poetry
she longed (o write was turned roughly Into prose by unsympathetic necessity — by an urgent need for money
which demanded that Miss Mauslleld's
artistic experiences be placed at once
lu I heir most Ilrm and concise form—
the short story.
Sympathy and regret are aroused
tor this woman, who, with the sensitive nature of a poet, had to perform,
utterly against her will, such paltry
and uninspiring menial tusks us going
to "buy the bacon" or to "pay the
bills," lor which her money was not
always sulllclent. And when these ugly little obstacles blur the spiritual
light she sought, it is little wonder
that Katherlne Mansfield, "natural
and spontaneous"—easily influenced
to violent moods, declares bitterly,
"life is a hateful business." Disgust
and rebellion seize her as sho encounters again the Intensely ugly wallpaper, the noises and smells, and the
insolent foreign waiters in the necessarily cheap strange hotels she almost
always inhabits. Sometimes, unwittingly, almost despairingly, she gives
herself up to the coarse and the ugly,
resignedly admitting that one may as
well accept these things, not being
able to have "the perfect other things"
(poets and flowers and trees) she so
ardently desires,
Usually, however, she Is saved from
revolt or Ignoble resignation by her
Inimitable sense of humor. The "stinginess" of the French arouses her ridicule—"their gardens are veritable
salad-bowls"—and she longs to stand
a pound of "best English butter" on
the window-sill and watch It slowly
melt, ln defiance of them. Mutton is
a favourite subject for mirth. Once,
when dreams of her absent husband
have reached almost poetic heights,
expression Ih suddenly, she amusingly
writes, "drowned by the smell of roast
muttlng"; at another time the buttonhole of a rather passe-looking man ln
n faded photograph reminds her of a
coil of mutton-fat.
Her student life at Queen's College,
London, Is recorded, from humorous
snatches of memory, in the Journal.
There her mind had been "like a squirrel gathering treasure."   But her only
recollections of lectures are those
times when she disagreed with her
professors, who are delightfully caricatured by her vivid wit,
Like other youthful "moderns,'1
Katherlne Mansfield delights ln laughing at Queen Victoria (who, she says,
reminds her of a baby in a frilled bonnet, having "the same air of false resignation, the same mournful, regal
plumpness")—and the Victorian Age.
Of the many funny little verses in the
Journal, one, entitled "A Victorian
Idyll," Is a very witty interpretation
of the over-crowded air of a Nineteenth Century parlour.
So much for her humor, of which
the Journal provides ample examples.
It helped her to escape the crude "Inevitables" of lire. But when Katharine
Mansfield treats of more beautiful experiences, when tho poetry she loves
finds voice, both ridicule and derision
are forgotten. Then, white the leans
over bridges or gates wonderlngly at
the evening sky, "the world Is exceedingly lovely," she decides, and she
gets "h mlnuto and delicate Joy out or
watching people and things." Healthy,
ordinary people she loved; and ihe
loved animals—her own sick little kitten or tho hungry dog on the street.
Physical pain seldom left Katherlne
Mansfield during the Journal years,
and her sensitive mind was shocked
by the ugliness of perpetual doctors'
examinations, the fear of being unable
to complete her self-appointed work of
writing, and the dread of what the aftermath of her disease might be;—•
these things haunted her and weakened her spiritual resistance. Often,
with the agony Intense and her hand
too weak to write—with her mind tortured by fear—she records In the Journal "a day spent in Hell."
The profound struggles of her mind
and soul In the face of the blasting
forces, are set down in this, her private note-book. Torn by a pathetic
desire to exert her will-power over external difficulties ln order that, In spite
of physical weakness, her work may
be completed, she considers herself as
actually sinning as long as she remains idle. She derides herself: "Look
at the stories that wait and wait Just
at the threshold. Why don't I let them
ln? And their places would be taken
by others that are lurking beyond-
just waiting for the chance."
In her sense of duty, then, Katherlne Mansfield longs to clear the
weeds from the garden of her mind
that she may see life with "truth,'
and interpret It ln her stories with devout "humbleness." "I must try to
write simply, fully, freely—from my
heart," she says, and worries that
"there seems to be some bad old pride
in my heart—a root of It that puts out
a thick shoot on the slightest provocation." And, after all, in her desire
to overcome the misfortunes of environment and ill-health—to humble
herself completely—she prays that she
may be able "to write something that
will be worthy of that rising moon,
that pale light. To bo simple enough,
as one would be simple before God."
A. L. W.
1 should dii  so
1 vi rily In Hi
Holing u man
ol nflir illl Hn
Thut indii \7i
tears hod run
would grit a .    •
/ should hn   fur fours und uutrs
l.ilii  a Iri i , it
In n 1 nubs ari  li'tr
uugh  1  w> n  graii, unit shorn of ■
1 know that
-ihe   would curt.
all in a slrugglt
,\ conn   to naught
And m\i druitns in tislns In ,
ough 1 should
(all in nuisihss night
Her lovi  ivm
Id follow nn .
Books of the Year
The "Spectator"  in a retrospect of the hooks of the year mentions the
"The  War  Crisis"  by  Winston  Churchill.
"The  Revolt  in  the  Desert" by  T. E.  Lawrance.
"The Letters of Gertrude Bell."
"Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson:  His Life and Diary" by Major-Gen,
Sir C E. Callwell.
"The Truth About Jutland" hy Admiral Harper.
"The Life of King Edward VII." by Sir Sidney Lee.
"Queen Mary" by Kathleen Woodward
"Napoleon" by Ernll Ludwig.
"Bismarck" by Emit Ludwig.
"Disraeli" by Andre  Maurois.
"Cavour" by Maurice Paleologue.
"Turgenlov" by A. Yarmollnsky.
"Life and Letters of Joseph Conrad" by Jean Aubrey.
"The Journals of Katherlne Mansfield "
"Sir Arthur Sullivan" by Herbert Sullivan.
Diary of Lady Frederick Cavendish" edited by John  Bailey.
"Diary of a Country Parson," vol. 3, by John Beresford.
"Law, Life and Letters" by Lord Birkenhead.
"The Book of Marriage" by Count. Hermann Keyserllng.
"Mother India" hy Katherlne Mayo.
"industry and Polities" by Sir Alfred Mond.
"Tho Impatience of a Parson" hy Rev. H, L. Sheppiird.
"The Church In the World" hy Dean Inge of St. Paul's
"I Believe Iii (iiiii" hy Minnie Hoyden.
"Selected  Letters" hy  Baroii  Frledrlch von   Hugel.
"High! off Ihe Map" by C   K, Montague.
"Spanish Farm" hy ll   II,  Mottrnm.
"Hed Sky  At   Morning" hy  Margaret  Kennedy.
"The old Countess" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick.
"The  World of William Cllssold" by II. 0.  Wells
"Meanwhile" hy  II.  (1.  Wells,
"Hanging Johnny" hy  Myrtle Johnson,
"Jew Suns, and The Ugly Duckling" by Lion Feuchtwanger.
"Requiem" by  Humbert  Wolfe.
"The  Dark Breed" by F. R,  Hlgglns.
"The Charm of Birds" by Lord Grey of Failodon. January 31st. 1928
GLASS PART1KB aro getting hotter
and hotter. Inspired hy Arts 30's
"Hula Innovation" the Frosh have decided to go one better. The above
pboto waa taken at the rehearsal and
depicts the main act of the presentation.
Bobbed Hair Bandit
SOCIETY LEADERS prepares for
High Jinks. Above is teen Miss Tilly
Moron, prominent Arts '28 belle, trying on the costume she will wear at
High Jinks. It is a Parisian creation
of pink flannel and blue canvas and
will probably have an enormous influence on the styles ot the coming
English Professor
Admits Great Scandal
True details of the recent and much-
discussed strike in the English department were bared in Monday's sensational confession of the Head of the
While hundreds sat in horror, he
dramatically disclosed how the English professors, goaded Into frenzy by
an orgy of Christmas exams, stormed
his office like a horde of mutineers
breaking into the captain's cabin on
a pirate ship. He modestly demonstrated how he, a sturdy Hlueiiosc
skipper, had repulsed their attack.
With appropriate gestures he dem
onsitrated his fencing powers, and how
lie, had borne the striker's points with
ills old ward. And how with his famous blade "ec^e slgnum" he smote the
rogue In buckram plus-fours who
attacked him on the left, piercing his
doublet In fifty-seven places. The rest
he speedily disposed of by thumping
their chests, twisting their noses, and
pulling their ears,
The whole fifteen of them, fled, but
not until he had brained the leader
with a weighty English 2 theme. Two
of them are still hiding in the top of
the Science Building.
His most terrifying ordeal, however,
was the attack of the female members
of the department. They were armed
with revolvers and carried little kegs
of powder. Shutting their eyes they
took careful aim and fired. Their bullets, however, missed their mark, and
when he threatened to fire the shooters, they departed screaming.
As pointed out by Dr, Sedgewick the
moral of this story Is "Never believe
a lie until you hear a good one."
Humour-spreaders  please  notice,
Juat In trom England.
Droit In snd look them over.   Prion i
Si.SO     $2.00
Old Master Unearthed in Common Room
/♦fen's Outfitters
**"*^bfcinlllVaOfii™T ^1Vif-   ^V SH>UP *""*
AN OLD MASTER recently discovered  In   the  Lower  Men's  Common
Room, where It was being used as a notice board.    Experts state that it
Is   a   genuine   V.a.rley   and is worth 1600,000.00.   It is at present undergoing a process of restoration with Old Dutch Cleanser and Lysol, but will
eventually b,e hung In the Library.
"Ubyssey" who threatens to go on
strike unless given a more substantial
salary. "My present salary of
110,001) per annum Is barely sufficient
to pay the costs of my libel suits and
to buy 'College Humour,'" he states,
"unless I get at least twice that I
shall accept a very advantageous offer from the "Bisector."
HIS WORSHIP Mayor "Big Bill"
Thompson, who is visiting Vancouver
l'oi* the purpose of promoting better
relations between Chicago and the
British Empire. He says he admires
Vancouver, but misses the sounds of
bombs and machine guns. "Big Bill"
is the man who recently gave such
generous donations to the British-
Israel Association.
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EARLY HOURS are nothing to these
two members of the Canadian Rugby
team who aro seen above training hard
for the next game. Every morning
they are on the field by 8.50 and practice strenuously till five to nine. "The
harder II is, the better we like It,"
say these sturdy athletes.
THE CAFETERIA iniiiiiigeinent has
Just secured the services of the above
mogul io carry nutrition to hungry students. He has made unite a hit with
the Freshettes und has already re
ceived twenty-three Invitations to the
Leap Year Ball,
Suicide Pact!
VARSITY ATHLETES are getting Into form for the Arta '20 Relay.
Above atv pictured two of the hopes of the Seniors who are out to win.
Their programme of training includes a 100-yard dash after a bus each
morning, a three-hour rest period In lectures, a two-hour grind in the revolving doors of the Library and finally tea in the Caf.
$10,000 BLAZE
EXCITING SCENES were witnessed
whon the Science Building caught flro
yesterday. Joyful students assembled
from all over the campus but unfortunately the Idiot shown above extinguished the blaze. Tough luck!
Try again.
on the Lily Pond during the holidays
when a prominent member of Arts '.ID
attempted to skate. Our photographer
caught him in tht* culminating act of
his exhibition.
THE LATEST photo of the Litany
Editor He Is shown getting the brain
wave that resulted In the Litany
Death Car
IIushcs are too tame for Mr, Verdant Sapp of Arts '81. Being forced
to attend 8,46 a.m. lectures, he has
lilt upon the vehicle pictured above.
He Ik becoming the terror of tho traffic
cops, three of whom he has run down
already, "The chief advantage of my
chariot," says Mr. Sapp, "Is that I
have no gas bills. The horses feed
on the boulevards and drink from the
lily pond, while at night I take them
to bed with me."
You wilt And It beet to
outfit her* whsthsr It be
you nsed- Ws hiivs ob-
Ulnsd tht latest, and although tho nswsst, tho
prices are reesonabte.
"Everything For the Mtn"
"Your Boiom Friamd"
Gold's Haberdashery
"The Little Shop Around th* Corn**"
tr\ Corner 1W1
Georgia and Denman
Most Beautiful Ballroom In Canada
9 to IK p.m
Admission, SO Cents.
Auditorium now available for Private
Dances and Balls, Concerts, Lectures,
Banquets, Etc.
15c. Lunch !
Sasamat electric Bakery
Sasamat and 10th
IIIOIl JINKS is far-famed as a very
mysterious orgy but at last we have
obtained a genuine photograph of the
proceeding*). The above picture shows
a cruel Senior forcing an innocent
Freshette to submit to unbelievable
I Indignities.
| Students'
I Pictures
for the
New  Year
413 Granville St. !1 l|l U   (il       TT   P  V  O   Cl   T" V
JANUABY 31ST, 1928
tt l^wnilaa tfampaitQ $
New Felt
The "Collegian", a lovely soft
(elt with braid trimming and
rhincttone pin. The "Triumph
of the Season."
- -Floor Three, H.B.C.
Ideal for Dancet
and Parties.
Prompt Delivery
1985 Commercial Drive
Phons, High. 90
McLeod's Barber Shop
562 Dunsmuir Street
(Pacific Stage Depot)
Where Students Meet
.ii.iHii.,..i I  llllll   | HHii.1 Illllll i
Commodore £afe
Delicious Meals.  Courteous Servloe
•:•   DANCING   •:•
872 Granville Street
The Gables Tea Room
Near the Playing Field
Home Cook ing. Prlcus Moderate.
Everything For
Your Valentine
The Stationery Department 1b
well equipped with all the essentials for making your party
an unqualified success. There
are/ fancy hats, aprons, cut-outs,
seals and decorative papers,
eta, besides fancy noise makers
for dances and home parties--
alao table decorations and
favors. Dennison's party magazine for January and February
is now on sale and is filled with
many helpful suggestions for
spring parties.   Price, each 26o
Heart Cut-outs 2 for 26c
Heart Seal©— Packet  10c
Valentine Aprons—Each .... 2So
Valentine Capa—Dozen .... $1,00
and    $1.50
Plaoe  Cards—Dozen     60c
Valentine Invitation*—Dor.. 35c
and 60c
Nut Cup Favors—Dozen 75c
and $1.00
•lowouta—I Km. 60s and $1.00
Noieemakera—Do/. 35c. to $1,00
Deooratad  Plaoe  favors—
Kaeh at 20c
Stationary   Dept.,   Main   Floor
David Spencer
Normals Defeat
Intermediate "A"
Varsity's Intermediate A men's
toam lost to the Normals 26-14, on
Saturday night at Normal Gym. Tbe
Normals had the best of It all
through, the game being a ragged
exhibition ot basketball, The Normals were working very smoothly and
passing and displayed hotter combination all round,
The dear teachers got away to an
early lead and were ahead at half-
time hy 14-0. In the second hnlf
Varsity did better, Chapman especially finding the basket with two
pretty shots from center floor. Varsily
could not work the ball In and practically all their scores were the result of Individual efforts, The Normals were working very nmootly and
had thoy not muffed several easy
cltimcf-H under the basket, tho score
would have beon much larger than It
was, The game was clean, with only
one person called lu the second
On Thursday last, Varsity Intermediate icemen met their old rival, Ex-
King George and lost, score 1-0. As
the league had already decided to give
the title to King Oeorge, this game waa
of no account, other than a fine exhibition of hockey, As varsity has been
knocked out of the Junior series, three
Junior men took part In the struggle.
Doth sides fought hard antl the game
,ias a close ono, but during the third
session a King George man quickened
things up by netting a counter, Several Bcrlmmages In front of the goals
showed up the leather gaiters of the
goal-tenderR to fine advantage.
Another game with Ex-KIng Oeorge
may follow, but the official season for
Varsity Ice-hockey is ended. The
teams have shown up well thla year,
and there Is no reason why Ice-hockey
should not soon be one of the most
Important sports at U.B.C.
Before Arts 31'a great day of lottery
arrives and they await Dame Fortune's pleasure as she pairs them off
on February 2nd, a fow thlnga must
he attended to. Among these, one of
the most important is that of claas
fees, Every momber of Arts ','U is required to pay his or her fee before 5
o'clock to-day in order to be eligible
for the draw. Only those who go In
the draw will be able to attend the
party—so the moral Is, pay the fees
The draw will take place in the
Auditorium on Thursday, February 2,
at three o'clock, If at all possible, or
even if Impossible the Frosh should
turn out and let tho rest of the University see that they are an "up-to-
the-mlnute" class, and know how to
put on a successful dance.
Meralomas Direct
Funeral for Frosh
I'laiiitK at Stralhcona Park Saturday, the Frosh Rugby team went, to
their funeral to Ihe illrj-e of HO, The
Meraloma "H" team acfltiK as the
The Freshmen did not give up the
Khoat until the last "amen," and the
result might have been different tf
fate had not been against them. The
pick lor tbe victims were: Ktlpatrlck,
Cleveland, NViiHon and Thompson.
On Saturday the first soccer bowed
beforo the strong St. Andrews eleven
by a score of 6-1.
Varsity played well in the first
half and came close to scoring mnny
times. St. Andrews did not soem
to be able to get moving nn account
of the Varsity half backs holding the
opposing forwards In cheek. Cy.
Manning was especially noticeable
In breaking up the rushen of St.
Andrews. End to end play was the
order with neither team having an
In Ihe Merotul stanzii Ht, Andrew's
chunked their line-up. The difference
wiif soon noticeable for within nine
iiiiliiuieH ihey were three goals up.
Varsity attacked with renewed vigor
hut eon lit not succeed In finding the
net before Ht, Andrews added a
fourth goal Varsity pressed hard
and Al Teild drove home the lone
iiuiiili r fur Varsity. St. Andrews
eiiiiie hack wilh u fifth goal leaving
Ilie full time score at Ii-1. '
l.ailv's Arts A's class pin  In Capilnl
Theatre about  two weeks ago. Owner
may  receive  same  by  applying  to J
Artsmen Arrange
for Peppy Smoker
The Arts Smoker is to be held on
Saturday evening, February 18th, in
the IrlHh Fusilier's Hall. Members of
the ArtB executive may be seen almost any day in profound meditation
upon the evening's program.
The stars of the boxing club arc
shadow boxing daily while their trainers blow clouds of tobacco smoke
around them. All tho sons ot Nippon
lu tho University are chuckling grimly at the thought of the Freshmen who
will try a hand at ju-Jitsu,
Male members of tho musical society are practicing day and night to
bring their part of the program to tho
highest point nf perfection, special
attention being paid to finish and technique. Professors aro practising a
new line or stories on their patient
Corn cobs have taken a rise for
three points on the Missouri stock exchange aud tobacco growing in the
Okanagan Is progressing with renewed
Tlie executive claim that everything
Is to be paid for from a ticket sale at
titty cents fori one but lt Is said that
a substantial contribution Is being
made by the Mother's Anti-Tobacco
League of the United States.
—«•* —
The Junior footballers were beaten
last Saturday by the Ex-Alexandras
to the tune of 3—0. The goalie, McGregor, saved some good shots. The
backs were not as safe as usual. The
half-line worked hard, all through the
game. In the forward-line Evans was
probably the best; however he could
not score.
The line-up was: McGregor, goal;
Fernlund, Stafford, backs; Landfer-
son, Mitchell, McKenzie, halves;
Wright, McKellar, Dawe, Evans, England in the forward line.
Playing against the strong Sunny-
side aggregation the Freshmen went,
down to a 7-1 defeat at Trimble Park
on Saturday. With two men from the
rooters section, who gallantly came
forward to fill the gaps left by absentees, the Frosh held their own fairly
well in the flrst period, but were broken up by the repeated rushes of the
Hunnyside forwards in the second half,
allowing the score to pile up against
Varsity's fast stepping Intermediate
n Hoop team took a close game
from Westminster Y on Saturday on
the Y'o floor. A free shot by Jack
Strelght with the score tied at 17-all,
gave the game to Varsity in the last
hnlf-mlnttte of play.
There was little scoring in the
first half, the count at the Interval
being 7-4 for Varsity, Both teams
were checking hard and allowing
few openings. The teams battled on
even terms all through the second
half right  up to the whistle.
Strelght with 10 points was the best
for Varsity. This win strengthens
Varsity's position at the top of the
Varaity:   Nicholson   6,   Williams   2,
Horton, Coltart, Vandevoort, Strelght
1, Anderson and Cairns,
This week the Senior "A" basketball team plays two games which have
an Important bearing on the league
standing.     On   Wednesday   night,   at
9 o'clock, Varsity meets the league
leading Adanacs at the Royal City
Arena. The Collegian hoopsters must
win this game to get Into the play
offs, as at present there are three
teams tied for first place and two for
On Saturday nlghl the Seniors will
play the Rowing Club at i> o'clock In
the Normal Gym. This game will be
preceedeil by two matches with Victoria College learns, and will be followed by a basketball dance  from  H>
10 12  o'clock.
Al ihe request of ii mining company
In Northern Khoilesla, ihe mimes of
(lie graduates In ueology from this
University have been sent in iluni
by   Ueiiu   Hrock.
There will be a meeting of 'he
Rugby club on Thursdny next at
noon in Applied Science 100 and all
members are urged to be present,
Important matters  will  be discussed.
All senior men are expected to
turn out every noon hour for a run
until further notice.    This  Is vital.
Playing with a weakened line-up ou
Saturday afternoon, the Varsity grans
hockey team lost its tilt with the
Crusaders at Connaught Park by a 2-5
Starting out with only ten men, Varsity was unfortunate to lose their
speedy forward, Syd Clarke, who had
to be taken to the hospital. Along
with Birch he had been making some
good wing attacks, until the ball bounded off his head and put him out of
tho running, about half way through
the first verse. This left Varsity with
only three forwards, and accordingly
Crusaders piled up a 3-0 score.
Varsity, however, scored Its first
goal as a result of a well-placed cross
by Dharml; antl before the period was
over Preston made the count 3-2
In the second chukker the collegians
made some brilliant rushes but could
not get past the Crusader's goal-mind-
er. At the other end, Gould was getting plenty of work, and after a penalty corner, one of the Crusaders bulged the net with a slzzler.
One more goal put an end to the
scoring, and the final whistle blew
with both teams working hard.
The feather game scheduled for B
team last Saturday night did not come
off, but A team made its way to a 16-9
victory over West End. In both the
ladies* and men's doubles Varsity was
victorious, Misses Pound and Lyle
walking away with tbe best scores for
the ladies, and MacFarlane and Noble
for the men. In the mixed doubles
Miss Lyle again starred, she and
Sparks winning three out of four gam
Sparks winning 3 out of 4 games.
A meeting of the Studio Club will
be held this Thursday evening at the
home of Dr. A. F. B. Clark, 6037 Maple
street. Members should catch the 8.00
o'clock Marpole tram from the Davie
street station and get off nt Strath-
cona East.
- «•>«
The Skating Club will meet on Wednesday ln Arta 105 to prepare the
term program of events. All Interested
are Invited to attend.
P. I. P. A.
Oregon State College— Corvallis,
Jan. 27th (P.I.P.)—Whistling popular
tunes to call a friend has gained wide
popularity on the campus among the
co-eds. Each group of girls has Its
own particular whistle considered
"private property" ot that group.
Some of the whistles used by the coeds are the tunes "Sweet Child,
Y*u're Driving Me Wild," "Bob-white,"
and "Remember the Night." Whistling is used to tho largest extent on
tho campus or in the halls where
friends may live tho length of the
hall from each other.
Two people can live as cheaply as
one provided the first two are Scotch.
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