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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
No. 23
tftcitfefiil Btnaftts an Discussed
"Debating," was the subject of the
address given by Prof. D. 0. Harvey,
head of the history department, to the
woman's Literary Sooiety, Wednesday, January 28. Professor Harvey's
wido experience with debating unions
1& the Bast and his views on the
matter of debating made his address
Interesting to the audience.
In opening, the speaker stated that
it Iras not his intention to teach his
audience hoi*/ to debate but to discuss
Informally different views of debating and to arrive at certain conclusions.
Debating is the art of discussion,
Metaphorically speaking it is the opposing of mind to mind In a game of
"Has it any educational value?" he
asked and stated that, "It has an educational value on one condition; that
ia, if lt is based on the rook of intellectual honesty, Otherwise it develops
only the powerful Jaw ot a demagogue." Debating Is educational in
that it develops clear thinking and
•elf-expression. We must have ideas
to he able to express ourselves and
we tnnst be able to discuss. Says on
Arabian proverb: "A lecture is one,
the discussion a thousand." we organise clubs for mutual association
and mutual improvement and straight-
Way get someone else to talk to us,"
The speaker went on to say
that nre are too apt to substitute
someone else's talking for our thinking, The talking disease and its corollary, the listening disease, is what
4s wrong with aur democracy,
In discussing college debates in particular, professor Harvey stressed the
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C. W* Hogg Discusses
Manand His Ancestors
"Evolution" was the subject discussed by Mr. C. W. Hogg on Monday last in Arts 204. The address
gave many subjects for earnest consideration.
Mr. Hogg professed to treat the
subject ln a frame of mind an far
as possible divested of prejudice. He
emphasized the (act that we must
distinguish between fact and theory
in thii! matter.
"Man," he said, "belongs to the Animal Kingdom, (or, on the structural
side, there are most intimate relations
between the two." Yet on the moral
and spiritual side, there is a vast
difference. Society is based on the
fact that man has a moral Judgment,
and even on this point ls raised quite
above the animal world. The African
savage can ln one generation be raised on an equal with the European,
by education.
Mr. Hogg then went on to examine
the evolutionary theory In the light
ot the following facts:— No anthropoids have, been found earlier than
man, nor have we any evidence In
contemporary lift, of a species between man and the ape. It is true
that animals do develop, but only under the hand of man; yet he has not
been able to develop any new species.
Regarding tbe Idoa that some of the
structural organs are of no utility in
the human body, the speaker showed
that, some of there Ideas havo already
been exploded; so that we can no
longer say that they support an evolutionary theory.
Mr. Hogg also stated that there Is
nothing In man which declares that
he ls the flower of evolution. In the
intellectual sphere, we find that all
our standards of architecture painting, sculpturing and literature are derived from the work of the Ancients.
When we compare the languages of
former ages with the English latin-
uage today wt And a case for decline
rather than evolution.
"In Christianity, however," Bald the
speaker we look forward, rather than
backward to the Golden Age. In the
Millenium, righteousness and power
will be united, giving perfect peace.
He pointed out that the Bible, with
the excoption of the Koran, stands
alone In Its declaration of the idea
of one holy God.
Theosophy is Defined
By Prof. Puckering at
"What Is Theosophy" was the question discussed by Prof. W. E. Duckerlng of this University, in an address
given on Tuesday noon, under the
auspices ot the S.C.M. As Prof.
Duckerlng has been interested in
Theosophy for twenty years, he Is well
conversant with the subject.
"There are three great questions
that mankind has to face, stated the
speaker, In opening his address. These
are namely: man's Immortality and
his goal; whether spiritualism or
materialism is the most important;
and lastly, man's responsibility. There
are many different views taken concerning these questions, some ot
which Professor Duckerlng outlined,
but to all ot them he claimed Theosophy has a definite answer. In fact
Theosophy is a Philosophy, Science
and Religion combined.
, "Man," said the speaker, "is really
an immortal soul." He is simply a
fragment and oentre of consciousness
In the universal consciousness and
the evidence of Intelligence ln man ls
evidenoe of intelligence in the world.
It is ridiculous to say that life ls an
"From the standpoint of Science,
Theosophy undertakes definitely to
investigate," stated Professor Duckerlng, We can probably have Investigations beyond the realm of the five
oenses and there le no reason why we
Should not accept such discoveries as
truth. All men have not the same
gifts of perception.
, Professor Duckerlng claimed that,
Ss a religion, Theosophy does not en-
eavor to convert. Its alms are to
•lama a nucleus- of ■ universal brotherhood ,and to Investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers
latent In man.
The speaker then went on at considerable length to discuss and explain Reincarnation. This Is something In which Theosophists do not
have to believe but in which most
do. According to this theory, the real
man persists through many bodies,
and each new personality is n means
of gaining experience. Man enriches
his existence in each life and out ot
all his past experiences he has acquired character. Genius ls the result
of unusual effort and development ln
the past. Also man decrees by his
living, the effects he will produce and
he may become strong only in the face
ot difficulty.
Oratorical Contest Finals
To Be Decided February 2
Four men and four women survived
the Oratorical contest try-outs last
Monday and will compete ln the finals
to be held in the King Edward High
School Auditorium on February 2.
The leading man will receive a gold
medal and the leading woman a
twelve dollar book prize.
The men's eliminations were well
contested, the four victors being-
speakers of high merit. Paul Murphy
ls a well-knowli Varsity speaker.
James Dunn ls better known as an athlete but proved that he possessed a
voice of splendid quality and a platform manner of much force. Douglas
MacDonald showed himself capable,
and skilful in the treatment of his
subject. The wittiest speech of the
afternoon gained Harry Freeman a
well deserved place among the contestants.
As there were only four women
competing, no eliminations were
necessary. These four wore Misses
Hope Leemlng, Isobel Beseoby, Margaret Mulrhead and  Mary Carter.
Dean Bollert and Dr. Sage acted as
judges. On request Dr. Hnge briefly
criticized the speeches. He deplored
the tendency to rely on memorization
and to develop platform mannerisms.
He also stressed the importance of
accuracy In pronunciation and the
need of enunciating each word distinctly.
Gets Post in Nigeria
Tickets on and after Jan. 28.
Ronald H. Oretton, who graduated
from University of B. C. in 1027, will
assume his post in tbe administrative
service of Nigeria in 1920, states Prof-
II. T. Logan, secretary U.B.C. appointments committee of the British
Colonial Service.
Mr. Oretton was oppointed to this
service last summer, and ls at present undergoing one year's training in
colonial administration at Oxford. He
ls the son ot Rev. J. R. Oretton of
New Westminster. Mr. Oretton is now
Jiving at University Collego, Oxford,
where Dal Qrauer, 1927 Rhodes
scholar, Is living.
Appointments Numerous
This year approximately one hundred appointments will be made, announces Professor Logan. These
appointments include both administrative and technical work, the technical
posts Involving both engineering and
medical work. Most of the positions
are In African dependencies.
Certain of the colonial appointments were opened to graduates of
Canadian universities following the
war, and for five years the U. B. C.
Appointments Committee has been
functioning, Mr. Oretton being the
second graduate appointed from this
university. All graduates are eligible
to compete for positions in the Colonial Service, but those with good
scholastic records are given a preference. All interested lu this work are
asked to get In touch with Prof. H. T.
Tlie appreciative audience which
attended the second noon-hour concert presented by the Musical Society
were completely charmed by the appropriate and interesting program.
The assisting artists were Isabel K.
Campbell, pianist, Charles R Shaw,
violinist and Mr. Allan Watson, baritone, while Ira Swartz performed incidental accom pany ing,
Mr. Shaw, who commenced the program, played as his tlrst number, the
famous Chaconne of Vitall, which
was revised for the violin by his old
master, Prof. Leopold Auer. He performed this difficult composition with
exceptional clarity, while his nuance
was appropiately delicate, The Ave
Maria of Schubert-Wiihemz, afforded
a pleasing encore and the double-
stopping tn this beautiful piece of
music was exceedingly effective.
Next, Mr. Watson, who Is well-
known ln Vancouver musical circles,
sang several favourite numbers with
bis usual finesse,
The last Item of this only too short
program was throe charming piano
solos by Isabel F. Campbell, who
played two classical manuscripts of
Rameau and the last movement of a
piano concerto by Scarfattl. The Miss
Campbell's playing delighted all those
present. It was deeply rogretted that
the scheduled Margaret MeCraney
Ferguson Tlo were unable to perform
owing to the sudden illness of one of
Its members.
Coming Events
Inter-Class   Debate.   Arts   30
vs.   Science,   Ap,   Sc.    100,
Arts  30  Class   Party,   Willow
Hall, 8-12.
Dean Bollert speaks tn "Public   Speaking,"   Arts   100,   3
Adaws Defeat Reorganized Senior "A" Team
Varsity's Senior A basketball team lost their second game of the season
when they went down before the Adanacs by 38-19 on Tuesday night. The
Varsity boys fought every minute and gave a much better exhibition than
they did against the New Westminster "Y" on Friday. The win puts Adanacs in a tie with Varsity for first place lu the league, with one less game
The gamo was by no means a walk-away. The new Varsity team,
weakened by the absence of Arnold Henderson, had a good share ot the
play and had the Adanacs on the defensive a good part of the time ln both
periods. The boys are getting more confidence every time out and should
turn in a victory when they meet the Meralomas next Tuesday.
Adanacs started with Ted McEwen
luprovstnsnt in Bookeeplng IsAdvtaed
The Students' Council held a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss
tho report of the finance committee.
This committee, composed to Alex.
Smith, Hugh Morrison & Arnold Henderson, were instructed to complete
the work of the committee chosen at
the clone of the last spring term.
That is, "to investigate the internal
conditions ot the business of the Alma
Mater Society with a view of bringing In recommendations for changes
In policy to keep pace with the development of the activities of the
student body". Only a part ot their
ten?page report was considered at
this meeting and further dicsusslon
was postponed till next Monday.
Before dealing with the Finance
Report a number of questions wero
discussed. It was decided to amend
the constitution of the Inter-fratem-
Ity Council, making it possible, subject to the consent of Council, to refuse admission to any fraternity.
Mr. Dunn, on behalf of the Basketball Club, was granted $9.00 to supplement a guarantee of $60., to enable the Senior1 basketball team to
make a trip to Powell River.
The system whereby teams hold
the total receipts of home games and
pay their own expenses on all away
games was explained and approved,
and it was decided to authorize Dr.
Shrum to make application that such
a system be adopted In the Big Four
Canadian Rugby League, when the
league executive meets on Saturday
The committee was handicapped in
its Investigation liy the fact that souk;
books wen1 not available and that
tiles were frequently in an unsatisfactory condition. The tlrst recommendation, which provided for Im
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Oxford Union Method
To Be Introduced
By Debaters
The Debating Union will hold a public meeting along the lines of the Oxford Union, next Thursday afternoon
at three o'clock, In Arts 100.
This step has been decided on by
the Debating Union executive after
consultation with Mr. Harvey, bead
of the History Department. Mr. Harvey was responsible for the Introduction of the Oxford system Into the
University of Manitoba, where lt Is
now employed to bring out student
opinion on questions of Importance.
Tin resolution which the meeting
will consider Is, "Resolved that Inter-
colleglate debating between U. H. C.
and neighboring Canadian or United
States colleges be discontinued."
The primary object of the meeting
Is to determine student opinion on
the question. Every student Is Invited to attend and express his Ideas.
After the discussion, those favoring
and those opposing tbe resolution,
will be divided and counted.
The discussion will begin with two
short speeches on both sides of tbe
question, which will then be submitted to the house. Miss Betty
Moore will be the leader of the negative. When the debate ls finished
the leader of both sides will be allowed a short rebuttal.
and Wally Mayers, two of Varsity's
former stars in their line-up. The
game was only a minute or two old
when Ernie Akerly, forward, twisted
his ankle and had to retire, Root taking his plaoe. Varsity scored first on
a nice shot by MacDonald and held
the Adanacs scoreless for the flrst
five minutes. Varsity was having tho
best of the play at this period, but
three pretty shots by Adanacs, coupled
with a personal made the score 7-2 in
their favor. Two more baskets on
combination plays made the soore 11*
2, but Varsity got going better -nd
made the score 13-9. Just before half
time the New Westminster boys went
wild and ran in 7 points making it
20-9 in their favor at the interval.
Tho local lads kept pressing in the
second half and had the beBt of it
for the flrst five minutes. Ed. Paulson went off for personals, leaving
Norm MacDonald, the only previous
Senior A man, on the floor. With
about Ave minutes to go, the soore
was 20-19 for Adanacs, when Varsity
seemed to get Jlnxed, The hall
wouldn't drop in and Adanacs ran in
10 points without reply.
Varsity can feel proud of their efforts and the score does not give much
indication of the play. With only
two Senior A men, the boyr gave a
dogged exhibition and gave real promise of developing into a strong team.
The new men, Root, Dunbar, Chapman and Nicholson all played a nice
game. Paulson and MacDonald play*
ed their usual fine style and were a
steadying influence on the youngsters.
The teams: ADANACS — D'Easum
(2), Fraser (4), Butler (6), McEwen
(5), Glfford (4), W. Mayers (15),
Hood (2), and H. Mayers. Total, 38.
VARSITY—Akerly, Root (3), Nicholson (4), Paulson (4), Dunbar, MacDonald (6), and Chapman (2). Total,
Owing to adverse weather conditions, the third game of the McKechnie Cup Series which was to have
brought Varsity and Vancouver together on Saturday, has been called
off. The fall of snow on a field already frozen hard, would make the
playing dangerous if not impossible.
Senior Lottery Set
For To-day Noon
The class draw of Aggie, Arts
Science and Nursing for the Senior
Ball will be held to-day noon in Aggie 100, when it Is hoped that Dean
Brock and Mr. Wood will be prevailed upon to decide the fate of Seniors.
As this will be their last chance to
suffer the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune," it Is hoped all concerned will be at the meeting.
The Seniors are also reminded to
turn ln to the Executive as soon as
possible their nominations for the
election of two people for Class Will,
three people for Class Prophecy and
a Class Valedictorian. Five names
only are necessary for a nomination.
of tha
Before a Literary Supplement can
be Issued the following oopy Is nee*
2 artloles   of   Literary   Criticism,
4 Short Stories  (700-1600 words)
12 Poems.
4 prose   poems   (descriptive
themes)  (160-600 words)
12 book reviews.
2 Incidents In dramatio dialogue. ■ -%%-ii-
January 25,1929.
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With tho advent of snowHakeg so beloved of children and
some University students, we feel it encumbent upon us to point
out to some too exuberant spirits that University property
suffers considerable damage annually as a result of the thoughtlessness of the aforementioned people. If snowball fights must
be Indulged in, the campus provides ample space at sufficient
distance from the buildings to prevent any damago to windows
and also at a sufficient distance from the sidewalks to prevent
discomfort to other students going between buildings or to the
bus. We hope that as long as tho snow lasts, consideration and
a little thoughtfulness on the part of "snowballora" will avoid
any unpleasantness between students and University authorities.
The Inter-fraternity Council, after having operated for some
time, has suddenly dlgcovered that It Is a body In name only,
that it has no power at all. It can not suspend, fine, or In any
way punish its member fraternities; nor has It the authority to
filace newly-formed fraternities upon probation.   All the motions
t has passed in its existence are ultra vires.   The Senate alone
has the power of regulation.
The Inter-fraternity Council Is In a quandary. Iii order to
secure authority it Is about to request the Senate to grant it
Certain rights. These, if granted, will remove It from any shadow
Of jcontrol by the Students' Council and will, furthermore, probably conflict with the power of that body. The "Ubyssey" thinks
this is inadvisable and believes that there should bo no divided
authority—believes that the Students' Council should have
supreme control over students affairs, subject always, of course
to the supervision of the Senate.
Art Club
The organization meeting of the
Art Club was held on Wednesday in
Arts 202. A constitution was panned
and the following officers were elected: Honorary-President, Mr. Ridington; President, Ronuld Russell; Vice-
President, Miss Evelyn Cliff; Secretary-Treasurer, Stanley McLean.
The thirty students who attended
the meeting heard an Interesting talk
by Mr. Ridington, who spoke about
the need of such a club at the university, and by citing a few oxampleH,
gave an Idea of the endless possibilities of tho organization. It was agreed
to hold it number of lectures on the
different phases of art work.
Varsity Christian Union,
The next meeting of the Varsity
Christian Union will be held ln Arts
204 at 12:10 on Monday, January 28.
Rev. C. Fisher, M.A., of Cambridge
und Oxford, will speak on "The Force
of Truth." Tho address will be of
great value to all who can attend.
Biological Discussion
The Biological Discussion Club will
hold a meeting at the home of Professor and Mrs, Dickson at 8 p.m. on
Monday, January 28. Mr. Geoffrey
Hoall will give a paper entitled "Summer Work."
Arts '31 Executive
Discusses Gift
The executive of Arts '31 met
Thursday afternoon, and from this
meeting several developments have
arisen. One of thoso was on the
subject of a commemoration gift from
tho class of '31 to the University.
To Stanley W. Mathews, the registrar of the University, goes tbe credit
for being the originator of the Idea
that Is now being considered by the
executive, and nt Thursday's meeting
an enlightening talk was given by Mr.
Mathews on the subject. The project
will bo fully explained at the next
class meeting.
The executive combined In thanking the group of patrons who attended
the '31 party, namely:— Acting President und Mrs. Brock: Dean and Mrs.
Buchanan; Dean Bollert; Mrs. Harvey; and the honorary president of
the class, Dr. Sage aud Mrs. Sage.
International Club
The similarity between the countries of Ecuador, Colombia, and Canada was stressed by Mr. Suzor,
French consul, at the meeting of the
International Club on Tuesday night.
Although the climate Is very different, the scenery Is much the same.
Tho native life was described picturesquely by the speaker of the evening.
Financial Reports
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proveinents In the book-keeping sys
tern was carried, except for the suggestion to use symbols in the ledger.
Strict economy and the need of a
reserve fund were stressed, and the
recommendation to present to the students a summary of receipts and expenditures for the past four years
was carried. The report further advocated that advantage be taken of
the money-making possibilities of
balls and championship teams, etc.,
with the flrst consideration that the
good name of the University be pro
tected and that no team be -xplotted
In an objectionable manner.
Alma Mater Meetings was dlscim-
Hed and 11 number of recommendations ; for forty
to increase Interest In stiitlont gov
eminent were adopted. It was decided to place a sign in the Bus
Station advertising the meetings mid
the Junior member was made responsible for securing the sign. It was
further decided that all lectures and
all student activities should be cancelled during an Alma Mater Meeting.
A recommendation that a meeting to
discuss the Council policy be held
during the flrst two or three weeks
of the spring term, was also carried.
In the last matter discussed, the
recommendation that all unbudgeted
expenditures exceeding $300. be voted
on by the students with the provision that If it Is inconvenient to call
a meeting a notice of the proposed expenditure be posted and if more than
fifty objectors sign the notice within
twenty-four hours a special meeting
must be called. The meeting adjourned on the motion of Miss Watts.
First Inter-Class
Debate Today
Today the llrst Inter-Cliiss Debate
will be held, when Arts '30 clashes
with Science oil the subject, "Hwul-
ved that thf Completion or the I'.fl.K.
Ih socially beneficial to British Columbia.'' in Applied Science loo,at 12-
ll) sharp. This year the debates have
been slow lu starting owing to tht*
disorganization of the Men's Literary
Society, which bt former years has
conducted thein Willi the common
cement of the second term Ilie 11,<
hitting Union took 1 linrg" mid made
out it  full schedule.
All debutes  will stint ut   IL'  In noun
011  Mondiiy and   Krhlnv, iiml  svlll  liini
ll)llllll"S.      allowing      ('IM h
speaker eight iniiiiiies, wilh two, four
minute rebuttals. This makes 11 short
debate, but It was necessary to mini
mlze the time in order to coin
plete the debate lu the noon-hour It
Is expected that the topics wlil be of
interest to the students, so, all those
who rare to come are Invited lo bring
their lunches,
A totul of nine debutes have been
outlined for the next few months,
winding up with the duals 011 March
18 The different teams competing
for tho shield will be from Arts '211,
Arts '.10, Arts '31, Arts "12, Science,
Agriculture and Education. The
schedule Is a straight cliitilmillon se
rles, but, In which the losers or the
flrst round will also have a knockout series, one winner of this to con
test the winner of the Duals for the
Shield, This schedule may be seen
on the notice hoard
Engineering: Institute
Members ot the Engineering Institute will visit the Alberta Wheat Pool
Grain Elevator on Saturday, January
20. The Elevator Is near tho Second
Narrows, and Is reached by taking a
No. 13 street-car to Casslar Street.
Members should meet at 2 o'clock
The piles of old London Bridge
taken up in 1827 were still sound after
six and a half centuries of use. They
were made of oak.
"Softly blended color effects in plain
shades, is the latest
for men's neckwear."
Seen at the
"Vnrsity 10/c as usual"
Chemistry Society
Kenneth dray was host to the
Chemistry Socle'y on Wednesday,
January 23, when a closed meeting
wus held nt his home, 1330 Barclay
St. Two pupers were given during
the evening, the llrst on "Hormones"
by Norman Clark and the second 011
"Bare Rnrths" by Denis Pearce.
Mr. Clark dealt particularly with
the three hormones found lu the thyroid, adrenal and pancreas glands,
their effects on the human system and
bow they had been isolated. The
argument for the synthesis and structural formulae of thyroplne and adren-
nleine was given, along the details of
tbe preparation or Insulin, the hormone found In tbe pancreas.
Mr. Pearce presented a paper on a
subject or opposite nature, when he
described Hie "Hare Knrth." Uriel'
references in the history occurence
and properties formed the iintroduc-
Hon A detailed description of the
iiepui'iilloii of the substances, together
with Iln argument for their position
lu Die periodic table made up the
main purl of the paper, in conclusion. Mr. I't'iirce guvo some of the uses
of rare earth products, and passed
around  numerous samples.
Abroad •
Word has been received that President Kllnck, who has been absent for
six months on an extended tour of
Kastern Canada and Europe, will arrive In the city on January 29,
The President has been on a leave
of absence from May 18 to February
1, and on his trip has attended several conventions, notably one In Italy,
of University executives. He has of
late been visiting his mother at her
home In Stouffville, Ontario.
Two excesses, exclude reason;   ad
mlt only reason—Pascal.
*   •   «    •
There Is one thing that Is stranger
Gym. Program h Assured
Due to a misunderstanding, It was
not announced that the lost proxy
sheet had been found, according to
word received from' the Students'
Council yesterday. With Its recovery, the number of signatures required to pass the amendment has been
completed and another Alma Mater
meeting Is no longer necessary. Tho
lawyers will now be able to complete
arrangements   with   the   bond   people
provided   that  the  representatives of
Last year"' the'Vhleld  was  won  by   the liUterrulse no further objections
the class of Arts '31, then the fresh '""'
man class The Women's shield was
won by the Freshettes. This class
has some very enterprising debaters
and Is expecting to retain their
shields. Any student who would care
to participate In the Inter-Class Debates, will please get In touch with
his  Literary  Representative.
The University has recently received two valuable additions to Its
collections, Dr. Oeorge F, Barnwell,
a graduate of the class of '21, presented the University with a museum collection for the use of the department
of geology.    Antlers of the Irish elk
011 technical points. The student
body is now In the former position of
waiting patiently on action from the
solicitors. However some news of
definite action Is assured during the
coming w*>«k. AmtnuncemontH will
he in 11 do as soon as further word Is
Artful Dan Cupid is out
for mischief again. He
is no respecter of persons, they say. Sophisticated or naive, he
doesn't care.
Especially when there is
our stock of valentines
to choose from.
Funny and clever, and
guaranteed to produce
high jinks around |Feb.
Bewitchingly varied too
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$3.75 Football Shoes,
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At a meeting of tho Students' Council held Monday evening It was decided to pass the Swimming Club
budget of 1457.20 to enable a team
or eight men to be sent to the Banff
Swimming Carnival  this year.
The question as to whether a member of the faculty should accompany
than all our plans for life, and that  to the University by Mr. Edward Mali life Itself—M. Maartens. i hon of Vancouver
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"That's quite apparent to me,"
•aid the child as It aaxed at Its
Lest the athletes get cold-feet
all games on Saturday will probably be postponed.
Mabel States New
Cause For Crime
In a recent Interview wllth the now
ruinous Mubel, a Muck correspondent
discovered the true reason for the
"Sugar Stealing Case," The sweet
girl, similar In uppearancn to the
"littlest und sweetest editor" of former Pub. days, confessed all, and in
clear ringing tones maintained that
psychologically speaking, she was innocent. She could not, she averred,
control the complexes, reflexes nnd
solar plexus that bounded about within her. In her own words she statod
the way the supposed crime was committed.
The above photo shows Mabel at
s Southern beach recuperating from
her harrowing adventure... The other
lady either on the left or right, we
are not certain, Is a friend of Mabel's.
"I was merely strolling In the Cafeteria, nodding to my nodding acquaintances. I then sat down in a
chair by a table and ordered a crumpet. As I did so I happened to notice a bowl of sugar on the table, then
all went black, I don't mean the general, usual appearance of. the place,
but the space before my eyes. When I
could see clearly, there were In my
hand several lumps of sugar. Imagine the state of confusion I was In.
Then came the arrest.
1 pleaded with the detective that
I had no ulterior purpose In taking
the morsels other than to sell them
so as to have money tor the Co-ed
Hall. But my plea apparently went
unheeded and I had to suffer the
humiliation of an arrest."
After this heart-rending recital of
woes suffered, the reporter had to
leave as Mabel was busy signing testimonials for cigarettes, chewing gum,
and new brands of sugar.
Alleged Jokes
Drunk:    Shay,   war.hat   shine
a v :
Second  Ditto:   It shays  blU'wrds.
First Drunk:  Shpell it.
Second   Drunk:   Il-i-l-l hie  y-i-a-r-d-s.
First   Drunk:    Washa   matter   with
vou play with a penahil? --Kx.
* «    »
Little Ronald, who has seen Just
six summers of active service, has
quite a reputation as a story teller.
The following anecdote is one of his
It seems that Frankio and Johnny
were having a quiet work-out one
evening when Frankle exclaimed "I'm
sitting on the ragged edge of despair."
Quick as a thought came Johnny's
frank reply: "Who tore 'em."     —Kx.
* *    *
"1 look forward every Sunday to tho
after-dinner nap."
"I thought you never slept after
"I don't, but my wife does."    —Ex.
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McMaster Relates
Legend of Muck
In response to numerous enquiries
us to the symbolic significance of the
picture frieso that acts as a ltd to
this page we have consulted thu oldest Inhabitant of the Chess Itoom
nnd lie told us the whole legend. It
has been put Into deathless, or rather
deadly, verse by a former muckedltor.
Now read on—
Long ago, when this our campus
Sprouted trees instead of nothing,
All the Science and the Artsmen
All the Profs and all the co-eds
Aye, and even all the Aggies   '
Dwelt far off In dismal Fairview.
There, the hospital adjoining,
Stood the shacks wherein they studied.
On one side there was a building
Where lived people with the smallpox
On the other was dlptherla;
And behind them scarlet fever,
And before them typhus flourished.
Thus the U.B.C. wns founded.
So tt was In such surroundings
Dismal-minded were the students,
Day by day they grew more morbid
Till at last, they sank their scruples
And bowed down to "College Humor."
"College Humor"—blackest devil
That e'er human minds perverted.
Then arose a noble student
One whose name has been forgotten
But who works among the mighty,
And he saw the havoc round him;
Wrought among his follow students
By that devil "College Humor,"
And it filled him full of sorrow
That his friends should sink so lowly.
So he sought the Inner chamber
Of the dignified Pub. office.
There he called to aid that spirit
Who Inspires the art of writing
What we know as "Muck" or "Features."
"Oh have pity, come to aid us,
Overthrow the sable devil
Who now dominates the students:
Come and help us mighty Shrdlu
Shrdlu also called Etaoln."
Thus that student obsecrated
Who shall rank among the mighty.
Lo, in answer to the pleading
There appeared the Mighty Shrdlu.
Shrdlu also called Etaoln,
And he cried in accents warlike,
"Now then, lead me to this demon,
Who Is known as "College Humor,"
With my mallet I will smite him!
With   my   Vile   Puns   I   will   scourge
With  niv   Wise  Cracks   I   will   thump
With my Verses I will slay him!"
From  the Pub.  forthwith he sallied.
Roaring  war-whoops,  long and  awful
Far away the deadly demon
Known hy name as "College Humor,"
Heard the cry and hearing, shivered.
But he raised his poisoned pitchfork
To defend his new dominions.
Thus the mighty Shrdlu met him,
Shrdlu also named Etaoln.
Closed they then In mortal combat
Fork and mallet closed together!
Puns and wisecracks hurtled forward,
Striving with synthetic stories,
Falsely  posing as collegiate.
Krax of Frosh and bearded wardens
Strove with jokes of petting parties,
Jokes of Sclencemen  and Aggies
Fought with cracks of booze and frat-
Swift and dreadful stubbed the pitchfork,
Put unerring foil tho mallet.
At long last the sable devil,
Known  to men as "College Humor,"
Turned and fled before Etaoln,
Fled before the mighty Shrdlu,
Patron Spirit of tho Muck Page.
Straight across the campus fled he,
While with vengeful upraised mallet
Mighty Shrdlu closed behind him.
Thus It Is that on tho Muck Page
We have placed an Illustration
To remind us of the battle
When the college was delivered
From that demon, "College Humor,"
On the loft Is seen that devil,
On the right the mighty Shrdlu,
Shrdlu also named Etaoln.
"Is It a pipe course?"
"One of the easiest I ever flunked."
*    *    •
History Prof.: Your trouble, my
boy, Is remembering dates.
Stude: Say, Prof., you've got me
wrong. I never missed a date In my
life. —Ex.
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"That tt Is white
And cold
Ami sloppy
And wet
And poetic
And sooty
And good for making snow balls
Out or,"
Have said
About all we
A snappy
To this
To think
Strange Sickness
Strikes C. Suey
Owing to illness, the highly celestial Chang Suey will not be able to
appear on to-day's page. He is at
present confined to his bed with a
severe attack of Ennui but hopes are
held out ror a rapid recovery for his
reappearance In the next Issue. The
offer of writing the serial is still
open to all the students.
A daily bulletin will apear every
now and then Indicating the progress
of this famous character in his state
of ill-health.
The sympathetic members of the
Pub. board have each donated several
cents to the obtaining of a few out-
of-season dandelions for the popular
man. An item or interest in his case
Is that being attended by Dr. Dawson
of the Oovernment Pen.
Nurse: Professor, a boy has arrived.
Absent-minded Prof: Ask him what
he wants. —Ex.
*    *    *
Say,  mister,   your  car  is  smoking.
Why not? It's old enough,
The Vancouverites
Everyone knows that the best permanent wuves In Vancouver come
from The Hollywood Beauty Shop.
With apologies to the makers of a
well-known automobile wo paraphrase
tholr motto, "Ask the woman who
owns one." It may bo excusable that
you allow some aspiring student of
beauty culture to practice in giving
you a shampoo but under no circumstances should you allow the Inexpert to practice permanent waving
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January 25,1929.
The Senior "B" women's basketball team was defeated by a score of
38-18 ln its game against the Witches
on Wednesday at the Fairview Baptist Church. This was a decided victory tor the Witches who made a remarkable score. The student team
played well, however, and made a
baiter score than usual.
The first half looked promising for
Varaity, but the Wltohes proved a
faster team. Lois Tourtelotte scored
two points and Kay Kldd, whose
shooting has noticeably improved,
made two baskets, Clara Mercer, who
also turned out a better game than
usual, made two more points for Varsity. Tho count at the end of the
flrst halt stood 10-8 for the Witches.
Although the "B" team was on the
alert and playing strenuously, the
first halt proved slow.
In the second half the Witches
stepped up and scored basket after
basket with bewildering rapidity.
Lois Tourtelotte, Kay Kldd and Clara
Mercer were able to chalk up a few
gets with the aid ot the rest of the
team, but could not check the Witch,
ea, When the whistle blew the ecoro
stood 83*18 In the Witches favor.
The Varsity team was:—Lois Tourtelotte (5), Kay Kldd (8), Clara Mercer (4), Wllma Watson, Ella Hardy,
Muriel Crawford.
Feb- a. /9ze.
Rejuvenated Soccerites
To Play Leading Squad
Tomorrow the Fighting Varsity Soccer team will engage with the league-
leading Burnaby squad. The Blue and
Oold team will take the field for thin
vital game at full strength. Smith
will replace the Injured Allan at left
baok the rest of the line-up being unchanged. Burnaby has been showing
good form '.'••" season and is now
perched at tho nead of the table. However, Varsity fully Intend to carry off
the colore and with Chalmer's deadly shooting stand at least an even
chanoe ot bringing home two points.
The U.B.C. eleven will lineup as follows: Roberts, Smith*, King, Newall,
Miles; Wright, Partridge, Chalmers,
McKellar England; McGregor.
The University Swimming Club will
meet at Bridgeman's Studio at 12:46
Saturday the 36th, to have the picture
taken for the "Totem." All swimmers who have competed in any race
are urged to be present.
There will be no Swimming practice on Monday, Jan. 28, as the Sunday Schools are staging a gala in
the Varsity period.
ARENA,   10  P.M.
(Continued from Page 1)
Importance of avoiding artificiality.
Artificiality ia produced partly hy the
preparation of the debaters. They
simulate a sincerity, which they do
not feel, lack humour, and memorize
quotations which they do not understand. It is partly the result of the
elaborate debating system. Judges,
critics, cups, elocution, proper methods of standing and self-conduct all
tend to make the debater feel uncomfortable and unnatural. "In the average speaker's eye one sees rather the
Inward gaze of labored memory, rather than the outward flash or an inspiration."
Prof. Harvey then suggested a different procedure with better results,
based on the Oxford debating union.
He suggested that we take our union
and make it a real union with all the
faculties repreaetited on the executive. The debates should be held In
a room in which the two sides could
stt opposite one another and the audience should choose sides regardless of
the number on each. Two loaders
should be chosen to opon the discussion which should then be loft open
to all who wished to participate, Each
speaker would use the arguments of
hla predecessor as the basis of his
By this mode or debating artificiality would be reduced to a minimum,
the speakers would speuk rrom con
vlctlon, and all would be encouraged
to express their views. Also the students as a whole would get a chance
to form their own opinions.
* ■    L J
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m-T. farai*-
**"' Ta*a.
The Annual Cross-Country Race will be held February u, The course Is
shown on the accompanying diagram, starting and finishing at the Administration Building, A trip over the course will be held noxt Wednesday to
familiarise contestants with It.
Runners to Race
Across Country
At the Track Cluh meeting, on
Thursday noon, Art Fell presiding,
a number of Important Issues were
Wednesday, February 6, was the
date set for the cross country run
and February 27 for the Arts *20 relay. The routes will be the same
as last year In both cases. On receipt
of a letter from K. W. Gordon, Secretary of W.C.T.A.U., Art Fell discussed
the possibility of a Western Inter-colleglate track meet being held here
next fa). However, the decision was
postponed till the next meeting.
On Wednesday, February 30, there
will be a practice run over the cross
country route. All fellows who intend
to participate In this race are requested to turn out.
It was decided that miniature track
meet be held every Wednesday; this
will provide competition and give
the trackmen an Idea how they stand.
Jimmy Dunn, secretary of the Track
Club, handed ln his resignation because of his duties as men's Athletic
Representative. Norm Terry was
elected to fill the office.
After a discussion of letter awards
to trackmen, the meeting wag adjourned.
Although the fact Is probably only
known to a few golf enthusiasts, there
Is soon to be a real golf course placed
on the University lands, according to
Major McPherson of the Endowment
Lands Office. It Is to be a public
links, of which at least nine holes
will be completed by next September.
Those In charge of the building
and administration or the course are
Major Frank Ballerd and associates
who have taken lease on the land for
the next twenty years. In picking a
name, they hace chosen the tille of
Charles Kiugsley's famous novel,
"Westward Ho", a very npi>r<ij>i'tate
name colisiderliu: tin1 liosltlon nl' the
Love and hate always remember, It
Is only Indifference which forgets —
Ex., J.L.
Victoria College Will Meet
Varsity Stars
Six teams, representing Intermediate
rugby, men's golf, mens basketball,
men's Ice hockey, women's grass hockey and women's basketball, will be
sent to Vancouver by Victoria College
for the annual invasion by the Island
institution of the University of B. C.'s
campus, February 9. Last year the Invaders triumphed in all but one mutch
hero, and they aro looking forward to
repeating this victory,
This will be the first time the College has sent over an Ice hockey team
and the match Is being looked forward to with keen Interest. The game
ts expected to become a major sport
nt Victoria College within a short
An orchestra will accompany the
invaders, who will number from 17!i
to 200 strong.
Scribes, neophytes and bullet dancers assembled together at the Society
of Thoth's banquet, bold lit the Piccadilly Tan Hon ins, last Tuesday night.
Plans for next year's Ballet, which
promises to surpass "Boadleea," were
outlined by the Grand Scribe. The
leaders of the choruses of Britons, Romans and Druids of the last Ballet
also spoke.
Following this, the neophytes were
taught the attitudes ot abasement and
made to chant the hymn of Thoth,
"Oulam Dah." After a few college
songs the proceedings came to an end.
5. C. M. Prepares
List of Lectures
Below is set forth the spring program of lectures held under the auspices ot the S. C. M. every Tuesday
noon In Agrl. 100. Aa these meetings are open to all students and
have been planned with a view to
broad and general interest, they
should be of value to a large section
of the student body.
Two very enthusiastically received
addresses have already been given,
one by Mr. Harold Brown on "Mussolini and Modern Italy," the other by
Pror. W. E. Duckerlng ou "What Is
Tho lectures to bo held are as follows:—
Jan. 29—Mrs. Jean Muldrew— "One
of Canada's Problems" (Immigration)
Feb.   5—Rev.   Father   Couglan—"Religious Experience."
Feb. 12—Prof. H. R. Trumpoiir—
"Things Seen In Italy."
Feb. 19—Harry Avlson, (Western Secretary or the S.C.M.)—
"Student     Christian     Movement."
Feb. 26—Rev. A. E. Kerr—"Religious
March 6—Dean Buchanan.
March 12—Mrs. J. S. Jamieson—"Juvenile   Delinquency   and   Its
March 19—Rabbi Wohlgelernter—
"Religious Experience."
March 26—R. P. Pettipiece—"The Triumph ot Labour."
The Literary Editor has had occasion to make a request for copy. In
his editorial he mentioned many
tilings that must surely appeal to tbe
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be. II", for the sake of argument, you
have an idea for a short story, why
not sit down and write it? ll might
he belter limn that of your neighbor
uud In :inv rase, with a little conscious increase of ego, it will he no
worse. And poetry if inspiration
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W HAT'S the idaa of the green eyebrows?" asks Bill's
chum as he interrupts him enjoying Caesar's Bellum Britanni*
cu3. "They're as pass6 for indoor wear as galluses or corsets.
Get wise, old kid, get wise."
"Oet wise, yourself, Socrates,
the kitchen," replied Bill.
It isn't ao long since you ate in
'Say. why dont you get friend Sis to make a few shades.
They don't need to cost more than a few cents and they do
look sort of chic or ultra and all that sort of thing. You're
gocd at fancy work yourself, you sheik."
It's as easy as that to have good lighting. You should never,
never let "raw" light strike the eye nor reflect light from a
white page. Shade every light and try to bring it over your
shoulder when you study, Use inside-frosted lamps, which
diffuse the light. Avoid glare and avoid gloom. Have plenty
of light but control it pnperly. Thus you will save your
A  Idler or postcard will bring you
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