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 Published Twice Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Vol. XX
No. 32
Hectic Session
John Bird, president of the
Mens Undergraduate Society,
was chosen Monday afternoon
to head the publicity campaign committee, after a
group of five headed by Hor-
ris Belkin resigned to make
way for a reorganization.
A new committee, still consisting of Ave members, with
few changes from the flrst
group, was elected after two
solid hours of discussion.
Body electing the committee was the original group of
about fifteen students, chosen
to direct the petition  which
was shelved two weeks ago.
Finally   ohoeen   for   places   on
the     now-permanent     committee
were:     Malcolm    Brown,    radio;
Caraon  Magulre, atatlatioa;   Paul
Payne, aarvle* eluba and apeak-
ere;  Morris Belkin, newepapere.
Preaent   Monday   were,   in   addition  to  thoae  chosen  for the  publicity  committee,   Dave  Carey,  Lyall   Vine,   John   Brynelsen,   Kemp
Edmonds, Dorwin Baird, Ed Disher,
Charlie Campbell, Evan ap Roberts
and others who attended for parts
of the long session.
Levity was introduced at several points when chairman Bird remarked: "When we do get a committee then we'll have something."
Repeated refusals of certain students to take any office brought
from Carey the observation that,
"any man who has to be urged
shouldn't be on the committee."
Service on the committee will
entail sacrifice on the part of those
taking part, it was noted. All present at the Monday meeting were
missing lectures, and for a time it
seemed likely that another hour
would be necessary before any results  were  forthcoming.
Selection of the committee was
not accomplished without considerable difficulty. The meeting,
which convened at 1 p.m., continued
to 3 p.m. with one short Intermission.
Every  man  ohoaen  for a  poaltlon waa the centre of dlaeuealon
and  eontroverey,  in  the  attempt
to build up a group capable and
willing to oarry on the Important
working of educating the public
to the naeda and uaaa ef the university.
No  students who have  not been
connected with one or other of the
committees   already    working   was
chosen   for   the   permanent   group.
Outsiders will be asked to work ln
sub-committees, however.
First step taken Monday was to
accept the resignation of Belklu's
committee, set up by the larger
group as a temporary body elected
to set the wheels of organization in
motion. Following the work of the
meeting, the large, original committee also resigned.
Unexpected speed in the selection of the last two offices on the
committee, however, brought the
session to an end alter two hours.
Hrown was elected to his position
unanimously, as was McOuire. For
all other offices, two-way competition brought personaliyes sharply
Into   the  limelight.
A  constitution   for   the   committee was adopted, giving the  members   power   to    spend    campaign
funds,   and   adding   the   president
of   the   A.M.S.   and   an   official   of
the    Alumni    Association    as    ex-
offlcio    members.
Minutes    of    tlie    campaign    committee   will   be   submitted   to   Students'   Council   I'or  approval.
First meting will be held soon.
Hird   intimated   Monday  afternoon.
Ubyssey Staff
Meeting Wednesday
There will be a meeting of the
Ubyssey staff Wednesday noon
et 12.10. All reporters and aa-
s.stant editors are requested to
bo   preaent.
20,000 VISIT
John Bird, elected chairman of
the permanent publicity campaign committee at its reorganization meeting Monday afternoon.
Swing will be here to away
whan Solenoemen spirit Charley Pawlett and hi* Commodore
Cabaret orchestra into the Auditorium next Thursday noon aa a
Publicity gag for the now fam-
oua "Robot Ball" on th* aame
Tha Mr. Pawlett, of qulat,
good-natured manner, la not tha
aame gentleman who wlelda the
mean baton that brlnga forth
blarea and blaata from hia hot
jam band inatrumanta. And 'tie
the "Mr. Hyde" who'll be "em-
eee-ing" at tha Pap meet Swing
And It'a the Sclenoe decree, according to Prexy Jack Davla,
that lowly Artamen ahall be permitted to meekly attend thla monster "Red" rally in the auditorium. They ahall be allowed to
anaffle any remaining tieketa to
the gigantic Ball on the aame
afternoon  aa the affair,
Aa an added inducement to Pep
meet and Ball, there'a a rumor
down Crimaon lane that Pawlett
haa a apecial arrangement of the
propoaed theme aong at the Jamboree.
Veaair, a rhythmic, "ahag,
ahag" voralon of "Kave you got
any Robota that you want to aee
atrut,  Baby I"
—F. J. T.
A good many people visited U.
13.C.'s campus Saturday afternoon
and evening to see Open House Day
demonstrations. Estimates of attendance centred around 20,000,
about double, the average forecast
nyule by optimists Saturday morning when they saw the weather
Charlie Campbell, who has devoted hours of time to the direction
of Open House preparations, expressed himself as completely satisfied with the results of his committee's efforts.
Main complaint heard  from  visitors   was   that   the   show   was   too
| big.    "Nobody could see it all properly in one day," many visitors told
students who acted as guides.
Vlsltora damonatrated keen  Intereat   In   tha   many   exhlblta   on
dlaplay,  and  expreaaed  appreciation of th* work done by unlveralty reaearch atudenta.
Saturday was an auspicious commencement for the publicity campaign now being conducted by Students' Council and a special committee.
Included     among     the     Open
Houae   vlaltor*   ware   many   die-
tingulahad oltlaene who were aea-
Ing for the flrat time how versatile and far-reaching are the ao-
eompllahmente of U.B.C. atudenta
and graduatea.
Every section of the campus was
flooded  wtth  interested  crowds  all
clay.     Even  the  rehearsal of "Yeomen of the Guard" was open to the
public, many of whom took advantage  of   the  chance  to  see   behind
the   scenes   of   light  opera   production.
The caf was exceptionally busy,
with a long line of supper customers being served from shortly after
3 p.m. to nearly 8 p.m. Few spotB
on the campus were deserted at
any time during the afternoon and
Students were in attendance in
fair numbers, acting aa guidea
and demonstrating in tha many
laba that were open to viaitora.
Dr. Weir Suggests Scheme For
Institute Of Preventive Medicine
Playboy Like A
Fresh Breeze
"Like a fresh breeze from an
Irish bay penetrating the highly
cultured atmosphere of an ultramodern drawing-room," is the
drama of the Irish school as it takes
its place in the ranks of English
Stories of the real life of the
"sons of Aran" as yet unspoiled by
the artificialities of modern civilization; stories with humour, poetry,
flavour, reality and joy ... of such
is "The Playboy of the Western
Based on a story Synge heard in
the Aran Isles, "The Playboy" is
told in a language vivid and picturesque, full of the zest and colour
of life which makes English seem
pale   and   tame.
Synge brooded on beauty; he
brooded on the soul of man . . .
and recaptured the spirit, the savage exuberance, emotional intensity, the vivid contrasts of piety
and paganism, of imagination and
All these are shown in the well-
nigh faultless "Playboy" in which
Synge  most fully found  himself.
Says Clayton Hamilton: "Somewhere terrific seas are swung on
forlorn coast far away, and simple
folk are making music to each other
in imaginative speech. Let us then
be riders to the sea, and wander
till we meet a playboy talking deep
love in the shadow of the glen."
Charlie Campbell
Praised For Work
On "Open House"
Charlie Campbell and hla Open
Houee committee received a
hearty vote of thanka from tha
publicity campaign committee
Monday  afternoon.
In a apaoial motion the committee handed Charlie a "valentine"
by giving him their unqualified
thanka for the work ha had done
to make Open Houae the aueeaaa
it waa. Work of tha oommlttoe
will be made eaaier to a considerable degree by the contacts
made through Open Houae, It waa
Weir's Proposal
Not Recent Idea
Says Dr. Klinck
Institute of Preventive
Medicine Has Long Been
Topic of Discussion
Establishment of an Institute of
Preventive Medicine at U.B.C,
plans for which were announced
Saturday evening by Dr. O. M.
Weir, ls not a recent proposal,
President Kllnck told the Ubyssey
Such a building, and the services
it   would   render   to   the   province,
have long been topics of discussion,
the president declared.
In representations by the Board
of Governors to the government,
four things have been asked, with
the hope that they would be granted in the order listed.
Theae four major requeats have
bean: 1. A S4OO.0OO aeml-perman-
ent building.    2. An extenalon to
tho  Library.    3. Additions to the
Selenee Building.    4. Institute of
Preventive Medlelne.
The latter was added to the list
when work of the Connaught Labs
at  U.B.C.  became organized  under
the  direction  of  Dr.  Dolman.    The
proposed Institute would not of necessity   serve   the   university   to  a
great degree.
On   the other hand,  it would  relieve   some   overcrowded   labs,  and
its presence on  the  campus would
be an  asset to  the  university.
The building, however, is not the
major construction required here,
the   board   has  declared.
Dr. Kllnck noted that Dr. Weir's
address Saturday evening showed
the trend of possible action by the
government ln respect to assisting
U.B.C. Whether or not this ls the
assistance wanted is another matter, he stated.
It is always easier to get public
support for the establishment of a
new department on the campus,
than for the maintenance and extension of the old, the president
Lavender Ladies Solve
Overcrowding Problem
The two little lavender ladiea
were looking at Roaalind In tha
Aggla Common Room on Saturday whan one auddenly brightened up with a thought—an Idea
that would solve tha univaraltya
moat praaalng problem. "You
know, It would help the overcrowding on the oampua quite a
little bit If they took the cow out
and uaed thla room for the atudenta."
Youth and Politics
This ia the third of a aerlea of articles being presented to
students across Canada  under the caption, "Youth  and  Politlea."
The first article was written by J. S. Woodsworth, M.P., federal
leader of the C.C.F. party; the second article was by Tim Buck,
secretary of the Communist Party of Canada. Thia third article
Is by Hon. Norman Rogers, Liberal, and member of the present
federal  cabinet.
I DOI'HT if any special appeal is
needed to persuade tlie youth of
Canada to take an active interest
in politics. Those of you who have
come of uge during the post-war
period have been brought face to
face with conditions and problems
which are a challenge to statesmanship and a bugle-call to active service In the public life of the Dominion.
Many youth organizations in
Canada have denounced the folly
and futility of war. Thia Is as it
should be. But this negative attitude towarda war ahould be balanced by a positive Intereat in
the maintenance of peace and a
willingness to accept peraonal
responsibility for the taak of rebuilding  or   Improving  the   politi
cal    and   social   structure   of   our
A readiness to assume the full
duties of citizenship is more important than allegiance to a particular political party. I have been
asked, however, to discuss the subject of "Youth and Politics" from
the standpoint of the Liberal Party.
As a member of that party I welcome the opportunity to deal briefly
with what I may describe as the
Liberal approach to Canadian problems.
Historically, the Liberal movement in all countries has been directed towards the removal of privilege and a more equitable distribution  of  the  productive  Income of
• (Continued from Page 2)
Plans for centralizing all of British Columbia's preventive medicine efforts in one Institute of Preventive Medicine
on the U.B.C. campus were discussed Saturday evening by
Dr. G. M. Weir, provincial minister of health and education,
in an address before the Vancouver Institute.
"I'd like to see a half dozen new buildings at U.B.C.
but most of all I would like to see an Institute of Preventive Medicine," Dr. Weir declared.
Speaking for himself, and not of necessity for the government, Dr. Weir told of the advantages such an institution
would have for the province and for the university.
The building would tend to relieve overcrowding in present bacteriology and biology labs on the campus. Its wprk
would do a great deal towards improving health standards
in the province.
Help in the building of the proposed structure, and
in its maintenance might be forthcoming from the Rockefeller Institute and the Connaught Laboratories of
If all health work in B. C. were concentrated in one
spot, at the university, great economies could be made, Dr.
Weir stated. Buildings in downtown Vancouver which are
poorly designed and which hamper efficient work could be
done away with.
Establishment of an Institute ot
Preventive Medicine in connection
with the university would be a
great stimulation to workers in this
held. There is a need, said the
speaker, to face the issue of prevention of disease, rather than Its
T.B. and venereal diseases In
B. C. are coming underoontrol,
but muoh ramalna to be done In
the realm of prevention, Dr. Weir
"I am not apeaking for the government,    but   thla   la   where    I
would flrat apend money at  U.B.
C," declared the apeaker.
Dr.   Weir   also   spoke   about   the
value of work  now  being  done  by
the     university,     mentioning     the
fields of teaching, engineering, pre-
medical  and  pre-legal  study.
Arts Is the central faculty of any
university, he stated.
The minister congratulated students on the success of Open House
Day, and also spoke of the contributions made by U.B.C. students
to the permanent assets of the university.
"The province ls suffering educationally from growing pains,"
said   the  speaker.
Economic devloea have not
kept pace with aoelal and educational naeda, he eald In explanation, ualng U.B.C.'a overcrowding
aa an  example.
Dr G M. Weir, who has proposed the establishment of an
Institute of Preventive Medicine
at U.B.C. Dr. Weir is provincial
secretary and minister of education, and is also a member of
the U.B.C. teaching staff.
At least half a dosen students
are wondering today just how much
actual useful knowledge can be
gained from academic pursuits.
During Open House on Saturday,
two chemical engineers were somewhat embarrassed when the object
of their pat little speech on the
relative values and prices of certain well-known paints turned out
to be a representative of the firm
which was receiving the unfavorable aspect of their comparison.
One Aggie, explaining the value
of the vitamins found in milk, was
struck utterly dumb when a woman interrupted him with, quote:
"How do you feed a baby?" The
Aggie thought that she really ought
to know more about it than himself, and consequently ignored the
question with  supreme  tact.
In tlie Dairying lab., two senior
students spent a hectic half-hour
fumbling for suitable non-committal replies to pointed questions pxit
by two Associated Dairies executives, while on Animal Husbandry
student wasted fifteen minutes eulogizing the charms of the champion Ayrshire Rosalind to the
daughter of the U.B.C. dairy herdsman.
Shackle Breaks Under
Tremendous Pressure
Vlsltora at the Foreat Produeta
Laboratorlea Saturday afternoon
had a few mlnutea of excitement
when a ehaokle holding a mine
hoiet oable in place broke under
a preeaure of over 100,000 pounde.
The -hackle flew acroaa the
laboratory, nearly atriklng one
apectator. Preaent at the time of
the accident were Preaident L. S.
Klinck and aeveral apecial gueata.
Graduating Classes
Hold Meeting Today
There will be an Important meeting of senior students from all faculties for the purpose of electing a
permanent executive In Arts 100 at
12,15 today. It is Important that
all graduating students attend.
Suggestions for a class valedictory
gift will be discussed.
It has been drawn to the attention of Students' Council that
a picture borrowed for Open
Houae by the Faculty of Agriculture from a downtown organization has been removed by aome
We would like to suggest to
the person In question that Open
Houae was put on by the Unlveralty and waa very favorably received.
We do not want the actions of
one person to permanently Impair that reputation and would
appreciate any co-operation In
having the picture in queation
returned, for In this reat the Interests  of  the   University.
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Of the 20,000 visitors to the U.B.C. campus Saturday,
only a few were hardy enough to be able to inspect every
section of the Open House exhibition. Properly to understand the interesting features of what the students had to
show, a visitor would have to spend the entire time between
1 and 10 p.m. listening to his guides explain the mysteries of
apparatus or animal.
Open House was a great success. Crowds far exceeded
the expectations of all but the most optimistic, and the
interest shown by the public was such that none left without
some appreciation of the uses of the* university in the practical life of this province. Charlie Campbell and all who
assisted him in the preparation and execution of Open House
are to be congratulated.
We realize that Open House necessitates a great deal of
preparation, and that under most circumstances it can bear
repeating on alternate years at the most. Now, however, the
university is faced with an unusual problem—that of rousing
}>ublic interest in the affairs of U.B.C. The months of publicity campaigning that are ahead of us will gain little in
comparison to the goodwill and interest in university matters
brought about by Open House.
Perhaps, because of the need for support for the university, it might be well for those in charge of such things
to consider repeating Open House next year, maybe even in
the fall term. Then the big show could be placed back on an
every-other-year basis once more. Certainly, in view of conditions facing this institution, no avenue that leads to public
goodwill should be left untravelled.
It was discouraging for the Open House committee, who
put so much effort into preparations for Saturdays display,
to see the small turnout at Dr. Weir's lecture in the Auditorium Saturday evening. While students may not be expected
to attend most lectures of the Vancouver Institute, it might
have been good taste on their part to appear when the minister
of education was the speaker—especially in view of the present situation between the university and the government.
Past instances of general apathy amongst the student
body have been too numerous to mention. A handful of students do all the work in extra-curricular affairs, not because
they want to, but because there is nobody else to do it.
When distinguished visitors are on the campus, it is the
duty of the students to greet them by being here themselves.
It is good too that they be present in order to demonstrate
that the university is crowded, for seeing is believing and
there still seems to be those who do not believe that we are
suffering from cramped conditions.
Students were hosts to the public Saturday, and a few
score carried out this duty admirably. For the rest, little
need be said except that they have fallen down once more, as
they may be expected to until they realize that the problems
of the university are those of every student in attendance.
The   Campus
Department Of Forestry
Invaluable To .Province
During tha next few weeks, the
Ubyaaey will present eeveral
atorles deeerlblng raaeareh and
laboratory aotlvltlee at U.B.C.
Practical value of theee efforts
to the Induatrlal life of Britiah
Columbia will be stressed.
The Department of Forestry, assisted by the Dominion Forest Products Laboratories, serves the Province of British Columbia ln several
Primarily, lt trains young men ln
the methods of forest management,
production of wood products, and
allied industries. Theer are approximately thirty students ln this
section of work, and graduates are
nearly all employed in B. C. in
responsible positions.
At the Open House demonstrations, the various functions ot the
Forestry Department were on exhibition with instructors to explain
the tests.
The Timber Mechanics section,
under the direction of Mr. J. B.
Alexander, gave demonstrations of
wood-testing for various types of
stress and strain, using two machines capable of producing a
force  of  30,000   pounds  each.
A large machine, with a top pres
sure of 200,000 pounds, was being
used to test tbe strength ot mantla
and steel cables. Tbe test for mine
hoist cables, required by law once
every six months, ls carried out
in these laboratories, and at Toronto.
The Timber Products division,
headed by a graduate of the University of B. C. Mr. J. H. Jenkins,
deals with all problems concerning
the manufacture and conditioning
of wood, Its storage and shipment,
utilization, and the damage done
by decay and various parasites.
The faoilities ot these laboratories are at the service of the students in Applied Science at the University, as well as providing all
types of information to the general
Any problems concerning wood,
lt uses or its products may be referred to this department, and the
required information will be forwarded as soon as possible.
Mr. R. M. Brown, superintendent
of the B. C. division, is in charge
here, assisted by Mr. R. S. Perry,
and the chiefs of the various branches. Mr. M. F. Knapp is head of
the Department of Forestry at the
One of the saddest mistakes of
twentieth century social life, probably under the ln-
CLA8S DRAWS fluence of our reb-
—-A M KNACK el colonies to the
south. Is the "mixing" idea. Some leather-headed,
ambulatory Intellect has propagated the conception that if one meets
a lot of people one did not know
previously, and "mixes," a good
time Is bound to ensue. The class
draw ts apparently a minor offspring of this febrile brainstorm.
Of course, lt means that everyone
ln a class can go to their class
party; but the results are somewhat doubtful. Especially where
freshmen are concerned, the art of
conversation is an occult science,
known only to a few. And the inevitable outcome ot the draw is
something like this:
• •      •
The    freshman    timidly    rings   a
doorbell,   wondering   if  he  has  remembered the ad-
BOV MEETS dress   of  the   girl
QIRL hegotinthe
draw. After an
agonizing pause, the door opens,
and there she is. The freshman
gulps, racks his brain frantically
for something to say, and finally
produces, as a brilliant stroke of
Intellect: "Good evening. All
The freshette:   "Yes."
The ride to the dance ls silent
for a while. They sit there, wishing that the other one would aay
something, say anything. The freshman pays close attention to bis
driving, the freshette looks at tbe
road. Finally an idea pops into the
freshman's bead.
The freshman: "I was afraid I'd
forgotten your address."
The freshette:   "Oh,  were you?"
The freshman: "Yes."
This is about all the conversation till they arrive at the dance.
There Is a certain amount of necessary chatter about checking coats,
but this comes to an end. They
stand  there looking at the  floor.
The freshman: "Shall we dance?"
The freshette:  "All right."
• •      *
They dance around  for a while,
ln agony, waiting for conversation
to    start.      They
ROMANCE IN      look about frantl-
THE SWING cally for some ex
ternal object to
start a train of thought. At length
the freshette is smitten with delight as she sees tbe bits of blue
and gold  paper hanging around.
The freshette: "The decorations
are nice, aren't they?"
The freshman: "Yes, aren't
The freshette: "They're in blue
and gold. I think that's awfully
nice, using the university colours."
The freshman:   "Yes, Isn't It?"
They botb look at tbe decorations, and by this time think tbey
never saw anything worse in their
life. The band blares up, and obtrudes Itself on tbelr senses.
The freshman: "The band ls all
right, Isn't It?"
The freshette: "Yes, lt Is, isn't
The pause tbls time Is rather
longer, as there are no more obvious things to talk about. Mr. Oage
emerges from tbe crowd, beaming
at everyone.
The freshman: "There's Mr.
The freshette:   "Yes."
This brilliant Interchange of repartee exhausts Mr. Oage as a subject of conversation. Tbe pause
gets longer and longer, and tbe
freshman steps on the treshette's
toe. He apologizes. Then an up-
perclassman who ls trying a new
step bumps Into them, and the
freshman apologizes to him.
The freshman:  "Er "
The freshette:   "What?"
The freshman (dtconsolately):
"Oh,  nothing."
The music stops, and they head
for the edge of the tloor. There are
several Introductions, and then a
painful silence until the band starts
again. Our freshman haa another
freshette this time, and they start
dancing. But the freshette ls experienced in small talk now, and
she starts right ln.
The second freshette: "The decorations  are  nice,  aren't they?"
The freshman: "Yes, aren't
they  .  .  ."
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the community. This approach to
the problems of the present day
cannot fall to lead us along tbe
path of constitutional and social reform.
We believe the spirit ot Liberal
thought is In greater demand today
than ever before. We are convinced that the Liberal emphasis on
freedom is of vital Importance at a
time when events in other countries
suggest that hard-won liberty may
easily be lost through an impulsive acceptance of new philosophies
ot government.
In its practical application we
recognize that freedom in our day
must be given a larger social content. The struggle for responsible
government has been fought and
won. Constitutional freedom haa
been established. Canada is now a
free and equal member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Freedom must now be translated
into social and economic terms.
We must recognise that economic Insecurity, poverty and fear
are the negation of freedom. We
are pledged to use our powers of
taxation and legislation to bring
about mn Inereaalng measure of
social aeourlty for our people.
Where constitutional changes are
necesssry to enable us to achieve
our objective we are prepared to
bring about these changes without Impairing the protection afforded to minorities under the
federal constitution.
The Liberal Party is also pledged
to greater freedom ot trade and bas
recognised that tbls polloy ls not
only ln tbe best interests ot Canada but ls also the path whioh otters the best means of Improving
International relations. Canada ts
an exporting country. Its economic
welfare depends upon its ability to
dispose of its exportable surplus in
foreign countries.
The Liberal Party bas never been
deluded by the home-market argument of the high protectionists.
We have held consistently to tbe
view that it ls the manifest duty
of a Canadian governemnt to secure and maintain continuous outlets for the products of our farms,
our mines, our forests and our fisheries.
We believe our Industrial structure depanda upon tha health of
theae primary Induetries. We are
prepared accordingly to revlae
the tariff to the extent neeeeaary
to obtain aooeaa to foreign marketa and to maintain the bargaining poaltlon of our produeare In
theae markets. We believe the
Reciprocity Agreement with the
United Statea has confirmed the
wisdom of this position on trade
and  tariff  pollolea.
It ls a function ot crisis to develop self-criticism. Because Institutions have apparently failed in
an hour ot need, many are tempted
to discard them completely ln the
search for a new and better order.
Sucb an attitude Is alien to tbe
spirit of Liberalism.
This does not mean that a Liberal Party ln Canada, or in any
other country, can afford to Ignore
profound changes in the purpose
and structure of government which
are now taking plaoe In otber parts
of the world. It does mean tbat
Liberalism must conserve tbe best
values ln our Inherited Institutions,
while keeping an open mind ln relation to the changes required to
make them serve more faithfully
the highest welfare ot the community. It violent change ls to be
avoided, a way must be found between the extreme of reaction,
which seeks to maintain things as
they are, and the extreme of Innovation which seeks to break our
organic connection with past development.
To eay that Liberalism In Canada muat follow the middle
course le neither a eonfeaslon of
weakness nor mn excess of caution. It la merely an affirmation
of tho principle that progreas lies
along a line whioh represente the
reaultant of the pull of tradition
and the urge of Innovation. The
paat la not forgotten.
The future is faced without tear,
but with the firm determination to
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take great risks, if need be, in order so to organize our social and
economic life as to make possible
an increasing measure of security
and happiness for the people of our
My final word ls this. A political
party cannot dispense with idealism. Youth must bring Its enthusiasm to the support ot political par-
ties. It must bring its criticism too.
Sometimes we are told tbat politics
ls a hard and practical business
and I suppose that until human na-
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ture Is transformed it will always
have its hard and practical side.
But political party as an instrument
of social betterment and political
evolution must preserve its ideals
it lt is to retain its vitality.
Organization merely for tbe gaining of political power is not enough.
Poltical power must always be a
means to tbe higher end ot social
service. Youth has an obligation
to see to it that thla concept ot
political responsibility ls kept steadily before us through the years
This Is A
White Country
There is strong reason to believe, as Captain MaoGregor
Macintosh, M.L.A., alleges, that Japanese are being smuggled into British Columbia in numbers, far in excess of
the "gentlemen's agreement" whereby the annual entry
of these people was to belimited to 150.
A careful survey of the Japanese population of this
province ahould tell the tale. If there are immigration
leaks, they must positively and definitely be stopped.
But even at its best, even if Captain Macintosh is completely misinformed, the situation with regard to Japanese
immigrants is far from satisfactory.
It is supposed there are some 30,000 Japanese in British Columbia today. These people have large families;
their birth rate is high. As Captain Macintosh very per-
tenently puts it, "How many Japanese will there be here
in 1988?"
If these people continue to be smuggled in, in 50 years
there will be more Japanese in British Columbia than
white Canadians.
Even if they continue to come in at the legal rate of
150 a year, by 1988 we will have a Japanese population
that is seriously menacing.
If no more are allowed to come in at all, we will still
have, in 50 years, a good many more Japanese than we
These people, living at a low standard, are interfering intolerably with our retail merchants, with our fruit
growers, with our fishermen. And withal, more than a
few of them have been known to talk grandiosely about
what Japan is going to do to this country when she gets
through with China.
The business activities of the Japanese during the past
year also have a curious significance.
Within the past 12 months the Japanese have acquired
control of three large timber stands, one on the Queen
Charlottes, one at Port McNeill, northern Vancouver
Island, and another at Cowichan Lake.
They have also interested themselves in two mineral
deposits, iron on the Queen Charlotte Islands and the old
Tidewater copper mine on the west coast of Vancouver
It seems a strange coincidence that the locations of
these holdings should be strategically opposite the various
defence projects on this Coast.
The plain faot is that all this activity, immigration and
otherwise, is alarmingly sinister. Something must be done
about it.
In the first place, the survey of Japanese population
must be undertaken immediately.
In the second place, the present "gentlemen's agreement" must be abrogated to permit no Japanese immigration whatsoever.
Some of us have been timorous about the latter proposition in the past because there has been held out before
us the bogey of a trade boycott should we restrict oriental
Australia keeps herself white. She allows no oriental
settlers whatsoever.
And yet Australia's trade with the Orient has shown
more rapid and extensive increases in the past ten years
than that of any other nation.
But trade or no trade, thia is a white countyr. We are
going to keep it white. We have pioneered and developed
it and we are not going to permit Japanese to sneak in
here and steal the profits.
We believe that Captain Macintosh is pre-eminently
We believe that steps should be taken without delay to
inform the Japanese with considerable force and vigor
that we do not want them, except as students under bond,
in this white country.
The foregoing is an Editorial from the VANCOUVER SUN of Thursday, February 10. For
clearly expressed editorial opinions on matters of
vital importance to British Columbia read The
VANCOUVER SUN regularly. Phone Trinity
4111 for daily delivery. Tuesday, February 15, 1938
Many Students
Work Hard
There's tun and bustle behind
the backdrop and ln the wings of
the stage these few days, as "Yeomen of the Guard" enters on the
last lap ot production. In the middle of things co-ordinating costumes, make-up, properties, stage
sets, into one opera and making
sure that there is an audience to
view lt is Priscilla Boyd, manager
of the production.
Molly Shone hss
been put tn charge
of   costumes   and
lhas been  tearing
liround town ever
I dnce    trying   t o
'lnd bloomers the
sight    color    aad
I trumpets the right
nitoh ln order to
l'.urn out authentic
Honor Vincent
■and Charlie Parker have colleoted
everything trom
an execution block to a spinning
wheel in order to reproduce the
atmosphere of the period. Dick
Jarvis will take care ot lighting
effects, doing the major part of bis
work at the dress-rehearsal next
Orchestra manager is BJd. Fowler
and Wilson MoDuffee will be In
charge of ushers and seating aa
house manager.
The Business staff do not spend
muoh time back*
stage, but nevertheless they ars
busy putting over
the financial end
ot the show. Manager ot the ds*
p a r t tn e-n t Is
Oeorge Robertson
under whom ticket manager Bob
Borroughs, his assistant Fred Mid-
dleton, and the
advertising oommittee — Jaok
Bingham, Owen Sheffield, and Jack
Engaged in general worrying
about the operas success are president Frank Patch, on whose shoulders rests responsibility for the
whole production and executive
members Catherine Washington
—singing one ot the heaviest roles
In tbe opera—and Margaret MacDonald, pianist
Tickets for tbe opera may be exchanged In Aud. 207 until Thursday.
After Peb. 17 the box offlce moves
to Kelly's Musio  Store.
"Japan is beings actively assisted
by Canada and the United States,"
maintained Sid Kilbank in the Parliamentary Forum, held during
Open House last Saturday on the
subject: "Resolved, that Canada
and the U.S. should apply economic
sanctions against Japan."
Kilbank argued that Canada
and the U.S., In aiding Japan,
became accomplices of the crime
being committed In China today.
He therefore urged that Japan be
boycotted and to prove the practicability of a boycott, he cited
many figures showing Japan's dependence upon the rest of the
George Gregory led the opposition. "We would commit an act of
war, according to Japan, if we instituted an official boycott," he said.
Gregory stated that the success
of a boycott against Japan was
The vote taken at the conclusion
of the forum was two to one in
favour of the government. Several
visitors participated in the debate.
Applied  Science
On The Air
Tbls week's Varsity Time show
brings to the air a cross-cut of life
—academic and otherwise—tn the
Faculty of Applied Science. 8.M.U.
S. president Jack Davis will be the
main speaker.
Featured soloist will be Oordon
Neal, Theological student, who is
taking part ln the Musioal Sooiety
show this month.
Recently reorganised, Varsity
Time ls again assuming an Important role ln student radio activities.
Science atudents in particular will
find Interest In this week's program
at 10.00 p.m. over CJOR.
By  The  Student   Prince
The  Machine Age has  gone  too
A little man-made machine has
destroyed our faith ln mankind, ln
life, ln our ideals, even in our own
ability to lie. And lying has always been our proudest achievement.
Parents, professors, policemen,
street-car conductors, little children
have never — well, hardly ever —
been able to catch us up ln our
prevaricating. And now a little
gadget, consisting of a few wires,
a magic lantern, and two tumblers
ot cold waters, has found us out.
It all happened at the Open
House Day Saturday. We accidentally walked into a darkened room
with a group of other victims who
were being herded about the campus by a few berlbboned bullies,
when Dr. Morsh leaped on us out
of   the  gloom.
"You are about to be a criminal,"
he announced thrusting a small
cardboard package into our hand.
He buttonholed the Oenlus as well,
who was nearby, and shoved us out
into the hall. "One ot you is to
open the package, and don't tell me
which one. The other one of you
must not see what happens. The
lie detector will do the rest."
The Oenlus produced a coin, we
tossed, the Oenlus won, and presented us with the package. We
opened lt in a dark corner—little
boxes Inside big boxes—soft tissue
paper — then aomethlng soft and
moist. Strawberry jam, we thought,
they can't scare . . .
It was a large, squirming mound
of angry angle-worms I
In spite of our childhood Ashing
experiences, the thing gave us a
jolt.    With   nerveless   fingers   we
Washington Co-eds
Will Debate Here
Two eo-eds will eome here
from the University of Washington to debate on  February 23.
The aubject of tha debate will
ba: Raaolved that an Anglo-
American alliance Is the best
guarantee for world peaee.
Margaret Flndlay and Mary
Randall of the Literary Porum
will take the affirmative.
Charlie Campbell asks that
those who made personal expenditures In eonneetlon with Open
House hand In their accounts aa
soon aa possible.
Ardis Colbourne, exchange atudent from Alberta ln her third year,
In an interview yesterday expressed
her views on oondltlons on this
campua In comparison with those
of Alberta.
"The thing whieh Impreesad mm
most,' declared   Miss  Colbourne,
"le   the   Immense   else   of   your
oampus.    Ours Is a mere stamp
on a letter In eomparlson."
One of  the  moat noticeable differences   between   these   two   colleges  is  the lack ot a library at
Alberta.    Its substitute Is one large
room tn the Arts building conspicuous tor its lack of students. Miss
Colbourne  believes  this  is  due  to
student's residences being so close
to   th**   university   buildings.
Residences are ln most cases co-
Medloine and Dentlatry
Students who wish to be considered as applicants for Second
Year Medicine or Dentistry at
the University of Alberta for the
Session 1938-89 should send ln
their applications, with statement of academic record, before
May 1st, 1938, If academic records are not complete by that
date, a supplementary record
may be forwarded later.
The Club races for both men and
women will be held on Sunday,
February   20.
operative houses resembling our
Dalhousle and Salsbury Lodges
These with ordinary boarding hous
es are not more than two or three
blocks from the campus. Fraternity
and sorority homes are light on
the campus.
An obstacle to Alberta society is
the tact that there ls no cafeteria
on the campus.   Students eat their
lunches  and  drop  in  for an occasional  cup of tea at  the so-called
"Tuck  Shops"  of which  there are
two.    These resemble  small  cafes
with orchestras and add a pleasant
variation to the dally curriculum.
U.B.C. la alao fortunate In being able to hold  Its formal  dan-
caa off the oampua.    In  Alberta
all   partiee   except   the   "swank"
Medlelne   Ball   are   held   In   the
Danoe Hall on the oampus.    The
Med. Ball ia held In a loeal hotel.
Because   most   of   the   students
are   registered   in   either  Medicine
or Engineering the Arts Faoulty ls
not   overcrowded.     "Facilities   are
quite  adequate  for  the  number  of
students," Miss  Colbourne states.
Besides Faculties of Arts and Science, Agriculture and Applied Science, there are faculties of Law and
Medicine, and schools of Pharmacy
and Household Economics.
Each Saturday night on the campus in the torementtoned Hall an
informal dance Is held which takes
the form of a "mixer." Here an
opportunity ls si ven to meet other
students   and   for  freshmen   to   get
acquainted. Miss Colbourne was
slightly ln doubt as to just how it
Is   done  on  this   campus.
Visitors and students found themselves on various "spots" Saturday,
aa questions and answers—not always logical—flew back and forth
across various exhibits and displays.
Although Open House was officially to get under way at 1.00 p.m.,
over-enthusiastic visitors started
arriving several hours earlier, to
the mixed delight and perturbance
of both students and professors.
First indication that the big day
had finally arrived came to us at
10.16 a.m. Mr. Oage was expounding the Binominal Theorem to a
rapt Math 1 class when the door
slowly opened. A little old gentleman peeked timorously Into the
crowded room. Unselt-consclously
he stood sipping a saucer of higher
mathematics while Mr. Oage, oblivious back to tbe door, continued
with the Binomial Theorem—to the
naive amusement of several of the
less conscientious freshmen.
Many were the high - pitched
screams heard in the Electrical
Shop as the Tesla Coll did its halt-
million volt stuff. Many, too, were
the blushing giggles as the well-
prepared face of pretty co-eds and
their sisters turned a ghastly purple under the rays of a high Intensity mercury lamp.
Workers on the metal lathe In
the Machine Shop had a difficult
few moments when they discovered
that the three naive visitors, who
had asked so many foolish questions, were experienced C.P.R.
shop workers.
After having the intricacies of a
Semi-dlesel engine methodically explained to her, one visitor thought
it all over carefully, then asked,
"But if it's only semi-dlesel, what's
the other half?"
Highlight of the Psychology Club
exhibit came when a neurotic visitor took one of the club's members
into a corner. "My boy," said the
visitor, "I've seen many doctors and
nerve specialists, and no one can
tell me what's the matter with my
head. I was wondering lt you
could help me . .  .  ?"
At one ot the gatherings after
the Open House show, there was a
somewhat unfortunate mixture of
Science and Arts men. A fifth-
year Chemistry student, after listening with questionable patience
for some time to a dissertation on
"anti-transcendentalism" by a pseudo-philosopher,  finally  interuprted.
"This   antl ,   well,   whatever   it
it,"  he  asked,  "will  it  dissolve  in
sulphuric acid?"
wrapped up the gooey paroel and
returned it.
Back in the dim room hundreds
of people grinned and gaped. Dr.
Morsh's spectacles gleamed and
flashed evilly as he guided us to
the machine, and ordered us to put
a finger into each of two tumblers
of water, from which wires lead to
a machine that looked like a cross
between a movie projector and a
barograph. Assistants hurried
about. The audience grinned ln the
On the screen at the other end
of the room a mystic looking patch
of light appeared.
"That represents your emotions,"
the doctor said.
Our emotions took a sudden
swerve to the right and vanished.
A little more adjusting and they
reappeared, shivering and plunging.
"Now," said Dr. Morsh, when our
emotions had settled down to a
quiet jiggle ln the centre of the
screen, "I am going to say a word,
and you are to answer with the first
word tbat comes to your mind. It
you hesitate, I shall detect it with
the stop watch. It will also cause
your emotional response to register agitation."
There was silenoe for a moment.
The audience grinned in the gloom.
My emotional patch on the screen
swerved to the right, back to the
left, and returned to Its Jiggling In
the centre.
"House!" said Dr. Morsh
"Box," we said immediately. We
were proud of that first one, It was
so quick. Our emotions on the
screen Jiggled proudly. For the
next five minutes the psychologists
consulted all the available data
trom stop watches, galvonometera,
magic lanterns, etc., and agreed
finally that we had said "Box" ln
1.58 seconds.
"Squirm," said Dr. Morsh suddenly.
"Worms," we almost said, then
censored lt. After what seemed
like S8.4S minutes we deolded to
say "Swim" Instead. Our emotions
were Jumping all over the screen
before we blurted lt out. After five
more minutes' conaulatation the
psychologists agreed that our emotions were acting queerly, having
moved from the screen to the side
^AocoZate !Ba/i
wall ot the room.
"Worms," said Dr. Morsh suspiciously when our soul patch had
returned at last.
"SHmey," we said brokenly, and
the patch flitted from wall to wall
again.    The audienoe Jeered audibly.
The next halt dosen words were
the same. They all concerned
worms and their qualities of wig-
gllness, wetness, and general wor-
mlness. We didn't feel particularly
upset about It at all, but our emotional ahadow on the screen wss
flitting about like an excited but*
The Oenlus went through his
paces next, and his soul (whioh was
square shaped as compared to our
triangular one) was almost motionless on the screen, while words
like "write" and "wiggle" only sug-
There ia none letter than the "laattt"
"Bena'tt   ,.
Dtatttu -^
gested vaudeville shows. Appar-
ently lt never entered his head that
worms oan writhe and wiggle too.
When It was all over Dr. Morsh
asked the audienoe whioh one of
us they thought had a guilty conscience. The audienoe grinned collectively tor the twentieth time and
Humbly we admitted our "guilt"
and crept from the room.
If we had been oaught lying In a
fair and open manner, lt would be
humiliating enough. But neither Dr.
Morsh or anyone else has' any right
to project a man's soul on a screen
tor publio derision. After all, what
if our parents should decide to In*
stall the beastly gadgets at horns
for use In the small hours ot ths
mornings-after. They oould use
words like "oork" or "Oeorgla"
. . . It's all too horrible. . . .
Yes, the Maohlne Age has gone
too tar I
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and  found. HOCKEY  TEAM   TO   MEET   HUSKIES   O
TIME: 3:15
Tuesday, February 15, 1938
Rowers   To   Take   On    Washington   And   Oregon
Once again the .B.C. hockeyists
got all primed up Saturday for a
big game when a polite league executive sweetly phones to say "No
game today—the mud is too muddy." So, no game to write up—
the mud was too muddy.
Although there are no league
games left for the Senior B girls
to play, they will be making a
jaunt to Abbotsford Friday night.
The   valley   girls,   sn   unknown
quantity will be seeking to show
their supporters how to outsmart
the city slickers. The collegians
will try, we hope, for their fourth
win of the season.
The girls' ping-pong on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m.
la progressing well.    *Tis rumored,
however,  that  the  boys  have  the
little habit of using1 up all the balls.
Hockey    players,    take    notice!
There will be a practice for all U.
B. C. members today at 13.10 and
tomorrow at 8.4S.   Woe betide any
It's the old story once again.
Varsity roundballers who seem to
be under the influence of a jinx,
went down to another close defeat
Saturday against the second-place
Kerrisdale team.
The 3-2 score hardly does the
fighting Collegians credit, and it
certainly    flatters    the    Kerries.
With  a   moderate  wind  at  their
backs,  the Collegians   took    the
Held with their strongest line-up
Intact,   and   soon    served    notice
that they were going to be heard
from.   Despite some  early   Blue
Oold rushes, however, it was the
Kerries who counted flrat through
The students, spurred on by the
reverse,   soon   got   the   goal   back
when  Art  Chapman boomed home
a beauty from close in.   Ten minutes later a corner forced by Ker-
rls^ale's Bert Rush bore fruit when
ths pigskin trickled into the corner
of the net off a Varsity defender.
It took the Campusmen about
one minute and no more to even
tke  count  when    Quayle   back-
heeled a clever pass to Robinson
who converted with a long shot.
After the  breather,  the  Kerries
took command for a short time and
aoon scored what proved to be the
winner   after   the   Varsity   defence
had had to concede a corner.
Constant student forays, with
Quayle leading the attacks, just
failed to click as the visitors were
penned in their own area for minutes  at a  time.
Dour Todd, facing two of his
brothers on the Kerrisdale lineup. Croll and Jim Robinson, stood
out for the Collegians on defence
while there was little to choose
among the forwards.
Victoria's gallant Crimson Tide
which invaded the Mainland over
the week-end and submerged Vancouver Rep in a poorly-played McKechnie Cup tussle did all that was
required of them to make the coming Varsity-Vancouver contest n
By their victory the Capital
City aggregation put the Reps in
exactly the same position in the
standings as the Thunderbirds
with two wins and a defeat
chalked up to their record.
Second year students wishing to
apply for membership In the Historical Society notify Frances Matheson, via Arts Women's letter rack.
Manager Cornwall Thinks Rowers Can Repeat;
Squad May Enter Pacific Coast Meet	
"Its Just another matter of time!"
declared Bob Melville, this year's
Rowing Club prexy, when discussing the coming triangle meet with
Oregon and Washington on March
"Just a matter of the few minutes our eight huskies need to
swsep down the University
Course In Seattle, and cop the
winner's flag I" piped up Publicity Manager Brook Cornwall on
the oampua on the same day as
your reporter was eagerly Interviewed, and deeply Impressed by
the enthusiastic energy with
which this duo of Rowers plunged
Into dlsousslon on tholr favorite
As a matter of fact, after listening carefully to each oarsman, we
can't see bow the Blue and Qold
boat can possibly miss spraying
with its backwash both American
squads in the 160-pound event.
This year's ship has the best
rudder It's ever had ln Professor
Frank Wilson. With the Kelownlan
a star in his own right, as counsellor and critic, in practice sessions
every day this week, the B- C. vessel will surely "catch no crabs" In
a straight course to Victory.
And their are eight of the finest
motors in the Canadian launch this
season. Geared to the highest
speed and efficiency through early
fall and winter training, and held
at the top through stifT spring workouts, the '38 "Varsity" crew are
now   aching   to   slip  Into   high.
Stroke Bob Pearce will ba
aervlng hla third term on the
flrat squad, and his Job of oraw
captain adds to his dutiee. Another last year man, Ewart Hath-
arlngton, will be In Number Two
alot, while a Freahman, Bennett,
eopa Number three. Bob Hayman and Pete Leckle-Bwlng, both
with little prevloua experience,
have fought hard to gain Number a four and five plaeea raepee-
tlvely, while Graham Darling, a
Senior rowar of two aaaaona
baok, alipa into sixth slot. Lyn-
ott, another Frosh, haa earned
Number aevon poaltlon, and
Fleahar, a former V.R.C. atar,
will pull a hefty oar from tha
final apot. At preaent, there'a
nary a hog-calllng Coxawain in
alght, but tha Rowera are awaiting patiently for an expert Frog-
voice, bantamweight, paddle-leaa
It that's not sufficient reason for
a U.n.C. triumph here's another.
Last season, Wash, defeated Varsity by a mere length, while the
Huskies drubbed Oregon by seven.
Now. practically no mathematics
are required to see that H. C. had a
delinite edge a year ago. and with
a stronger crow this season, it's
simple subtraction to say "I'.B.C
In   a   breeze!"
But hard-working Brook Cornwall wants to Impress upon rowers, and supporters, that the distance of 150 miles from here to
Seattle is not mythical, and
transportation for all and sundry
muat be arranger previous to
February 28th eo that the triangle regatta won't become a
two-way dogfight. Organizer
Cornwall continues: "The coat la
$1.50 per person per car . . . and
everyone (includlnug the O a re-
men) muat contact him, via the
Arta Letter Rack immediately
. . . and the deallne is atill Feb.
Other meets being mooted by
Melville, Cornwall and company at
present include a V.R.C. U.V.C.
regatta on March 15 or 20, and the
possible entry of a squad in the
Pacific  Coast  Meet on   May  15.
Free Skating
After Hockey
Battle On Sat*
Intercollegiate Hockey comes to
Vancouver next Saturday afternoon
when the invading Washington
Huskies tackle the local favored
Thunderbirds at the Exhibition Forum in the return game of the annual series between the Huskies of
the South and the Thunderbirds of
the North.
A tree skating session Is lined
up after the game is over for all
in attendance and all those who
boo so lustily when a hockey stalwart bites the Ice will be able to
go out on the frocen pond and illustrate how the game should or
should not be played. Tickets are
on sale by all members of the
hockey club so pick yours up today
for this premier battle of the century with free skating thrown ln
absolutely gratis.
The Thunderbird team will be In
flrst class shape for the all-important battle, and after the practise
game with the White Pine outfit
last Thursday, Coach Maury Van
Vllet pronounces his team ln flrst
class shape for the fray. This is
a grudge battle as far as the Huskies are concerned as the 'Birds
have already taken them Into camp
once this year to the tune of 6-0,
and this time they are out for vengeance in no uncertain manner.
Arts '20 Relay Race, the biggest
thing in Intra-Murals to crop up
for months and months, is scheduled to be run tomorrow over the
same route that has been used since
the university migrated to the present site. Sixty-four milers will
steam over the long trail from the
old Fairview site right out to the
end of the Mall in relays, with the
winners bringing down no less than
75 points to go towards the Governor's Trophy.
All runners are to report to the
gym at 2.30 sharp to contact the
cars that will scatter the various
teams all along the route at the
beginning of the separate laps.
Numbered post on the east side
of the gym will indicate to the
marathoners what car they take
for their lap. Maury Van Vliet,
who has organized the race down
to the last shoestring, warns all
members tn be nn time.
The grind starts at 3.15 with each
member of the team running one
lap, and with eight teams entered,
the competition should be keen.
Three Science teams uphold the
honor of the men in reel, three Arts
teams make the run and along with
the usual contingent from the Anglican College and the reliable plodding Aggies who are the favorites
■for this year's battle.
All student supporters of the
runnels are asked to keep their
cms off the route until all the pavement pounders have gone by. In
the past several of the lads have
nearly gone under from the effects
of inhaling volumes of carbon monoxide fumes from the cars that cut
in front of the first group of runners. After all, most of the boya
are not in first-class shape and it is
disconcerting to say the least to
try to run in the face of a gas barrage laid down from the 'mobiles
in front.
Points will be awarded for all
those teams with the stamina to
finish and the first three aggregations will haul down 75, 60 and
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By Hugh Shirreff
♦♦»♦♦»♦»♦♦♦•>♦♦♦♦»_.. —_. *
Of the various methods that
have been expounded on the campus of late for ways and means of
raising money, little or nothing has
been said about what could be one
of the best money-makeres of them
all. We refer, of course, to sports
In all of Its forms but In particular
to Intercollegiate competition. This
year has Been some attempts ln this
line but their efforts have been
spasmodic and lacking ln any definite organisation for a years program of such nature.
lee hoekey and football have
made attempts this year to get
suoh competition under, way and
particularly In the ease of the
gridders the results have been of
the best. A crowd of about fifteen hundred turned out In one
of Vancouver's better rain storms
to wateh a losing Thunderbird
eleven battle with the University
of Alberta at night. This should
be enough to show that the spirit ia there If the right kind of
gamee are provided. The hoekey
team with the very minimum of
help haa plsysd several gamea
with teams ss far south as California but are now finding It almost Impossible to stage any return gamea with theee teama.
The basketball team, champions
of the Dominion, which makes more
money for the University than any
other sport, have had no outside
games here except with a few Junior Colleges and even had to
threaten a walkout to get new strip.
The rowing club, the ski club and
the swimming cup even though
they try to foster Intercollegiate
competition do it at n cost rather
than a  profit.
Laat year the atudenta dug
down Into their Jeana and built
a fine atadlum which, thlnga remaining aa they are, ahould be aa
good a hundred yeara from now
aa It ia today for the amount of
uaage it geta. All It needa la the
word "Sunkist" printed on it to
make it one of tho priae lemona
of the year. Inataad of being a
meane of providing money for
the furtherance of aport It haa
been used about two or throe
tlmea for big eventa.
Universities in the United States
make as high as one million dollars
a year out of their sports. I^oyola
and Notre Dame with an enrollment of one-quarter of ours attract
as high as fifty thousand people
to their games. While U.B.C. could
never hope to come close to these
figures It should at least be able
to  put  them on  a  paying  basis.
The only way In which this can
be done Is by appointing a sports
director to oet as publicity agent
and organizer of all sporting events
on the campus. The spirit that was
shown this year over the Victoria
Invasion and last year when the
University of Saskatchewan was
here for the football game can be
brought out again If the same type
of games are featured. However,
getting the student body out is only
a part of what should be done.
With a city of 350.000 It should he
simple to pack the stadium and gym
for games if Vancouver people get
instilled In them a. hit of the spirit
of the campus through an efficient
publicity   agent.
It's being done elsewhere, so
why not here. Let's try to put
our sports on a money-making
basis and alao make them enjoyable for the participants and
something besides a headache for
the varioua managers who try to
promote them.
The semi-finals will be on Wednesday between Science '38 and
Arts '40. Winner of this series
will tangle with Science '39 in the
45 points respectively. The live-
wire murals committee claims
this race to be the highlight of
a very successful intra-mural
year, and promises even better
things to come.
iii:k_:i i;i
Varsity's Junior Thunderbirds of
the gridiron thundered all over the
North Shore Lions to the tune ot
17-0 in the flrst fixture of the spring
session ln local football circles, at
the campus field on Saturday afternoon.
Rippinga tha Loos' front wsll to
shreds, the students smashed
through for a try In the flrst five
minutes of the eontest, with Rsx
Merrltt carrying the ball over the
pay strip. Elusive Aser Rothsteln
broke away In the same quarter
to give the Point Orey entry a
10 lead, whieh was sdded to by
s deadline klok by Oregan atar
Ted Barton.
With Fleishman standing out at
defensive centre for the Thunderbirds, Norm Renwlck and Ted
Brayson combined for another five
markers. The convert was completed on a pass from Barton to Brayson.
Ten   Stalwarts
Lose Out 12-3
Hampered a trifle by Ave absentees who failed to show up at
Renfrew Park Saturday afternoon, ten stalwarts of the aecond
division ruggers went down gloriously in defeat to the Nlppons
Playing only ten men, Varsity
covered itself with glory the flrst
half by not only staving off every
Nipponese scoring threat but by
keeping the play in the enemy's territory most of the time and very
nearly scoring themselves, ln the
second half, however, sheer weight
of numbers proved too much and
the Nlppons tallied four times but
missed all converts. Bob Smith
scored the lone Varsity try with a
brilliant individual broken field run
from  th  ethirty-flve yard  line.
The students could without a
doubt have chalked up a victory
if they had been at full strength.
The A.W.O.L.'s were Hoskins, F.
Smith, May, Gray and Caiman.
P.     W.     L.   P. Play
Varsity     15       «.»       6     18       0
Westerns 14        8        6     16        1
Staeys     L'J       7       fl     14       2
Munros     14       7       7     14        1
Ryerson       14        7        7     14        1
Adanacs       14        4      10        8        1
In a somewhat uninteresting
hoop battle at the Gym Saturday
night, the Varsity senior cagers,
playing without the services of
Rann Matthison and Hooker
Wright, encountered little difficulty
in soundly trouncing a collection of
The tusale, watched by a trans-
lent crowd of about 200, merely
served as a warm-up for the
smooth-working Collegians who
steadily built up a 24-17 lead at
the half andthen Increased It to
50 to 85 at the finish.
The retired "Hunk" Henderson,
who went off in the final qusrter
with personals, showed he still
knew how to handle himself on the
floor, while Jack Ross, an ex-Thun-
derbird, topped the Grads in scoring with 9 points. Joe Pringle, captain in Rann Matthison's place, aet
the example for the collegians with
14 markers.
While the Thunderbirds, with
their league schedule completed, sat
back and watched developments,
Ryerson and Munros tangled the
league standing up to such an extent that it required real mathematical brains to figure out how
matters stand. After some consideration, it was agreed that the
Thunderbirds cannot be headed, although Staeys, with two games left,
and Westerns with one, can still tie
With four teams now fighting
for a playoff berth, the interest
will be sustained up to the end
of the league schedule, and it
may be necessary to hold a preliminary playoff series to eliminate one or more teams.
There wilt be an Important
rugby practise for the first division Wednesday afternoon at
the Stadium. All players are required to turn out.
A meeting is called for Thursday,
February 17, at 12.20 in Arts 105
for tlie purpose of reorganizing a
group for the study of law. The
club will he organized with the
view of providing a closer association of undergraduates who Intend
to study law. All students Intending to practice the legal profession following graduation are
requested   to   attend.
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