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 Issued "Weekly  by  the  Publications  Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume II.
Number 12
Before the opening of the International Convention, the four hundred
Canadian delegates held their conference (beginning with a luncheon presided over by C. W. Bishop) at the First
Methodist Church. ■ Here, for the first
time, representatives from every college
in Canada met together. College spirit
and national feeling ran high; greetings
and college yells were exchanged; and
a sense of comradeship, of unity in
thought and ideals in this all-Canadian
gathering, increased as each delegate
was called on for a speech, to be followed by the college yell. The University of British Columbia, as the youngest university in Canada, was welcomed
with great applause as the "prize baby,"
and no one could show too much kindness to the visitors from the Far West.
A discussion of the aims and purpose
of the College Y. M. C. A.'s and Y. W.
C. A.'s in the Canadian colleges occupied
the remainder of the conference.
The Canadians met together once
more on Sunday, the last day of the convention, at the luncheon for all delegates
from the British Empire. Mr. Oldham,
leader of the British Student movement,
addressed us, and each of 'the foreign
students spoke a few words. The type
of student from India and Africa and
Latin America was a surprise to the
Canadians, and brought a realization of
the immense possibilities of the British
Empire, when these peoples, enlightened
and imbued with British ideals, shall
take their places beside Canada and Australia as nations—separate and self-governing, but indissolubly bound together
in one great league.
The National, or Imperial, spirit had
to give way to the International, when,
on December 30th, all the delegates met
in the Colliseum. Here the Canadian
and foreign students were the honored
guests of the Americans. The applause
which always greeted the Canadian
yells; the greetings to Canada from individual States —• Michigan, Virginia,
Ohio, California—left no room for doubt
as to their feeling for Canada. This was
all the more warmly returned when the
Canadians learned that students of.
America  are  all  eager  to  see  her  enter
the League of Nations, and are ashamed
of her delay.
The sessions, presided over by Dr.
John R. Mott, were dominated by the
motto, "The Evangelization of the
World in This Generation," which was
blazoned across the front of the hall.'
The speakers were Sherwood Eddie,
Robert Speer. J. H. Oldham, Mrs. Helen
Montgomery, Bishop McConnel, Dr.
Zwemer, from the near East, and many
workers called from their fields to address us. They spoke on "The Immense
Need for Foreign Workers," "The Latent Capacity of the Students of North
America for World Evangelization,"
"Have We a Gosoel Indispensable to
All Mankind, and Adequate to Solve All
World Problems?" "The Proven Inadequacy of Other Religions," "The Attraction of Hard Things," "The Difficulties
of Work in the Foreign Field." "The
Perfect Life," and held an audience of
7,000 students spellbound. All applause
was banned, and the only expression for
the emotions was in making the hall
ring with old, familiar hymns. Something of the spirit of the meeting may
he realized by the fact that, when Dr.
Mott appealed for financial aid, $47,000
annually for four years, or $188,000 altogether, was subscribed in a few minutes. The convention closed on Sunday
night with a parting address by Robert
Speer that was a benediction and a dedication:
"Here in these last moments, as with
hushed hearts and closed eyes we wait,
holy hands are laying a great commission upon us; voices of those who died
speak to us. To their call may we be
true! God errant that what we have seen
may not fade from us, nor the expression leave our eyes! Here the generations meeting have bound themselves
together in one great purpose: and we
believe that from this gathering w'll go
h^ck to the colleges, and to the ends of
the earth, such a stream of consecration
that all the world will be light."
Short stories, poems and jokes
are necessary to make the 1920
"Annual" a success. If you can
write, send in your contribution
immediately. Snapshots of games,
and of the Victoria trip, are also
desired. Address all comunications
to "The Editor, Annual."
Arts '22 Holds
Fine Class Party
The first social event of 1920, held in
the University auditorium, was Arts '22
class party, which took place on Monday evening. Mrs. G. E. Robinson, Mrs.
H. Sedgewick, Mrs. W. H. Wood, Mrs.
J. Henderson and Mrs. T. C. Hebb
acted as patronesses.
The auditorium was made festive
with streamers of blue and gold, from
which fluttered numerous " '22's." The
music was furnished by an excellent
four-piece orchestra, which, to the delight of the dancers, responded most
generously to the demands for encores.
The moon's smiling countenance, which
appeared on the wall more than once
during the evening, was branded with
the number of the class, whose artistic
taste and originality was still further
evinced by the blue lights provided for
the moonlight dances.
Dr. Sedgewick, the notorious honorary president of the Sophomore year,
opened the evening's proceedings by a
speech, which had as its chief recommendation—brevity. Those who did not
dance then retired to Room Y, where
they entertained themselves by games,
the success of which is indeed a credit
to the programme committee. It is the
earnest hope of the Sophomore year
that Dr. Sedgewick will not permit to
rankle in his manly bosom any of the
disparaging remarks passed about his
personal beauty by some envious members of Arts '22. We would suggest
that, at future college functions, Dr.
Sedgewick would be wise to avoid the
"game"  party.
About 11 o'clock supper was served,
after which dancing continued till midnight, when the programme was finished
by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."
Those members of Arts '22 who were
present enthusiastically voiced their appreciation of the work of the various
committees which had made possible the
evening's success. It is assumed that
those who were not present at their
class party had been terrified by Professor Wood's gl'oomy suggestions, and
had remained home to prepare themselves  for  a visit  from Angelus  Mortis.
"You college men seem to take things
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"China and the Shantung Problem"
was the subject of an address, delivered
in the auditorium during the Tuesday
noon-hour,  by  Mr.   Inglis   Hosang.
Mr. Hosang, who graduated last year,
was always a leading member of the
Men's Lit. He won the oratorical contest in his Sophomore year, and, as a
Junior, was a member of the debating
team which defeated Washington. He
is the first of our graduates to address
the student body.
Mr. Hosang first outlined the history
of the problem—the period of "foreign
oppression" at the close of the last century, when, in 1898, Germany imposed
a treaty upon China granting Germany a
military zone of 50 kilometres about
Kiao-Tchao. with a 99-year lease on the
territory at the harbor, and concessions
for two railways, with mineral rights.
The Japanese aggression was next
considered—the seizure of Port Arthur
and the Lao-Tung Peninsula, the conquest of Korea in 1910, the controlling
power in South Manchuria and Mongolia.
In the great war China declared her
neutrality, and was negotiating for Germany's peaceful evacuation of Shan-
trng when Japan intervened with force.
The Japanese army landed 200 miles
north of the German position, and
marched through the interior, in spite
of China's protests. On May 7, 1915,
lanpn forced upon China the famous 21
demands, one of which reouired China
to give her assent to all Jananese arrangements with Germany. On August
14, 1917. China declared war on the Central Powers, revoking all treaties made
with   Germany.
Japan, however, had a secret agreement with tlie Allies for their support
at the Peace Conference, though at this
time Viscount Ishii could state openly
in the United States that Japan was not
obliged to enter the war by her treaty
with   Britain.
Shantung, declared Mr. Hosang, with
a population of 30,000,000, is the "Jerusalem of the Far East," the birthplace
of Confucius. It is rich in minerals and
agricultural wealth, which are coveted
by Japan.
Japan, though promising to return
Shantung, will retain economic control
of railways and concessions, thus dominating the traffic of Pekin.
• Mr. Hosang quoted the protest of the
Chinese delegates at the Peace Conference, as the best statement of his case,
and closed with a spirited denunciation
of the Japanese autocracy, which can
even to-day boast of the strength of her
army and fleet.
Gone they are, but not forgotten.
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They may come back,  not verboten.
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Two o'clock came all too soon to
many, and it was a satisfied and happy
throng that wended their way homeward.
The following ladies kindly consented
to act as patronesses and aided in making the dance a success: Mrs. L. S.
Klinck, Mrs. W. F. Coy, Mrs. S. P. Scott
and Mrs. G. A. McGuire.
The players are in their places, the
'Varsity conspicuous by the various
colored socks. Jack Adams blows something he calls a whistle (the centres
hear it), and the puck shoots into play.
It is quxkly taken into the territory of
the Towers, where it remained for some
time. The Towers do get away with it
once or twice, but the 'Varsity defence
and goal-tender (Russell) are on their
jobs. In revenge, however, for the getaway, the 'Varsity simply pepper the
other goal, in which Broadfoot nobly
saves the Towers from a far greater defeat. Xonn. Grimmett scores the first
coal: and the whistle blows, with the
'Varsity leading 1-0, but the outcome
In the second half the 'Varsity start
off with a rush. Norm, receives a clever
pass from McPherson and scores. Both
sides become more enthusiastic, while
the puck travels from goal to goal. The
'Varsity show a little 1-^rk of combination; but, nevertheless, before the end of
the second half, their superiority is quite
Determination is written on the faces
of both teams as they return to the ice
for the last period. For a moment the
struggle is dubious; then the 'Varsity
breaks away, and Norm, scores his third
goal of the evening. Wilson quickly
follows with another. The Towers become desperate and indulge in violent
antics; but, alas! McCutcheon takes the
puck from one of them, goes up the ice,
and scores. Phil. Bain, of the Towers,
now returns the compliment. McPherson quickly repays by breaking through
t'heir defence and scoring. Inside of
half a minute Ternan follows his example. The Towers now lose consciousness, and the game ends.
Every man on the 'Varsity team
played a good game, Norm. Grimmett
and McCutcheon leading. Phil. Bain
was the star of the Towers.
Come on, 'Varsity! Give the boys a
little   encouragement   by   your   presence.
Lester Court presented a gala appearance on Friday night, the event being
the annual Alumni dance of the University. Dancing started at 9, with Weaver's
orchestra in attendance, and continued
until shortly after 2.
The dance was a great success in
every way, one of the chief reasons being the perfect arrangements of the
various committees. From the opening
number to the home waltz, everything
apparently went ofif per schedule. Supper was served downstairs, and was a
model of its kind, the efficiency of the
service contrasting strongly with that of
some University affairs of previous
A system of "rendezvous" was inaugurated; but the crowd of 400 dancers
seemed to manage very well without it,
refusing apparently to be pigeonholed
and shown the way that they should go.
Albeit, the idea is a good one, and, at a
very large dance, could be used to good
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Just one thing about the Victoria trip
excited our surprise. This was the fact
that the men of the University were represented on the trip by six teams and
the women by only two — the grass
hockey and basketball teams. When,
however, one recollects that the average
turnout to grass hockey practices last
term was barely sufficient for one full
team—'let alone the two teams necessary
for a decent practice—and that the basketball practices were but little better
attended, it seems a wonder that even
two teams were sent to Victoria. Yet
there are sufficient women in attendance
here to make possible half-a-dozen
Why is it that the female students of
U.B.C. neglect this most important side
of college life? Why is it that both
grass and ice hockey, as well as basketball, do not seem to interest them as a
whole, and the weekly gym. classes attract only a small percentage? Surely
the reason cannot be that the women of
our progressive Western college have
not yet awakened to a realization of the
importance of athletics? We hope, then,
that the present term will see women's
athletics given much greater support
than in the past. Did every woman student take an interest — nay, an active
share—in athletics, there would be fewer of them fit to be inmates of the institution across the way — the General
The executive of the Women's Lit. is
planning to' hold an oratorical contest
during the first week of February. This
is the first time in the long history of
U.B.C. that such a contest has been arranged for women, and it is the hope
of the executive that this first attempt
will prove sufficiently successful to warrant the holding of an oratorical contest
yearly in future. Hitherto the inter-
class debates have been the only opportunity afforded women for practice in
public speaking — and this opportunity
was open only to a very limited number. Now, however, the women's oratorical  contest   gives   an   opportunity   to
every woman student. It is hardly
necessary for us to point out that if, in
future, women are to take an important
share in provincial and Dominion affairs,
they must be able to get up on their two
feet and speak clearly and to the point:
and, therefore, these women leaders of
the future, who are now students in our
universities, must let pass no opportunity which will enable them to increase
their ability along this line. We hope,
then, to see the women's oratorical contest prove itself a successful innovation.
"The Ubyssey" desires to correct a
wrong impression which appears to have
been created, in some sections, by our
issue of last week. Far be it from us to
disparage, in any way, the efforts which
our Victorian hosts put forth in making
our visit pleasant and enjoyable. We
are not unmindful of the fact that in
every instance the executive of the V.
T. A. A. received all 'Varsity requests
and suggestions regarding the arrangements of the sport events in a highly
commendable spirit. And it shall always
remain to their credit that, in more than
one instance, where the best Victoria
players could not be obtained, they
fielded inferior teams in order that our
U.B.C. athletes might not be disappointed. All those who witnessed the games
are warm in their praises of the sportsmanlike manner in which they played.
Tt is the spirit of fairness and good-
fellowship, which is found in the athletic circles of the Capital City, that encourages the 'Varsity to look forward
with pleasure to this annual holiday trip.
The appreciation of the students is extended to the members of the V.I.A.A.,
who made all the necessary arrangements, and to all Victorians who, if only
by a smile, in any way added to the
completeness of our comfort and enjoyment.
V      ¥      ¥
An average student cannot remain
long at college without experiencing
many changes in his beliefs and opinions. He begins to investigate the very
foundation of his thinking from an en-
t'rely different point of view. It is here
that great care needs to be exercised.
And if one be wise he will never miss
an opportunity of reading an article, or
of hearing a lecture, which will aid him
in seeing things in their true perspective
and in weighing every new consideration in the balance without endangering
fundamental  principles.
It was a great pity that more 'Varsity
students did not hear Dr. Sergewick's
address last Thursday evening before
Vancouver Institute. We can think of
no better way in which one might spend
an hour each Thursday evening than by
attending these weekly meetings1, which
are held in the University auditorium.
The Publications Board has accepted
with regret the resignation of Mr.
Keenleyside from the position of Associate Editor. Feelino- that the necessary
work involved makes too great inroads
on time, he has decided to resign the
office, which, with his zeal and interest,
he has filled so ably since September. January 15, 1920
By the Publications Board
One of the latest Canadian publications is entitled, "What Janet Did" at
Des  Moines.
Dave Taylor refuses to work for us
until we find some "cute" calendars for
our office.
As T. P. Peardon had left our employ
at the beginning of the session, he
"wishes it to be understood that he was
not responsible for the criticisms in the
Imagine Preston objecting to revolu-
Exchange column of last week's issue,
tionary  propaganda, etc.!
At a meeting of representatives of the
various Maritime universities, held at
Truro, N.S., it was decided that no student was to be permitted to take part
in college athletics for more than four
We beg to acknowledge the receipt of
the following exchanges: "The 'Varsity," "Queen's Journal," "The Gateway," "The University Monthly," "Brandon College Quill," "Acta Victoriana,"
"McGill Daily," "The Manitoban."
Willson Coates found it impossible to
suppress a very pronounced Yankee
twang while addressing us on Wednesday.
We   were   mistaken.     Mr.    Wrood    did
not ask  for any holiday essays.
We would suggest to the office that
Mr. Tansley be relieved of his duties
with the broom, in order that he might
widen the scope of his "free lunch" service at the noon hour.
In the December number of the
"University Monthly" we find evidence
of interest taken by the students of New
Brunswick in our Western province. An
interesting article on the Fraser River
investigation of last summer bulks largely in the engineering news of that attractive  monthly.
AH correspondence must be written
legibly, on one side of the paper only, and
may be signed by a pen-name, but must
be accompanied by name and class of the
We are glad to receive the December
issue of "The Brandon College Quill,"
with its well-blended assortment of jest
and fact. The description of a visit to
Edinburgh is well worth reading. We
quite sympathize with the attempt of the
staff to  secure  cartoons  for  publication.
Editor "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:—The devotion of some of the
first year men to the subject of Physics
brings them to the building ten or fifteen
minutes before the time appointed. Repairing immediately to the door of the lecture-
room, where they are at least assured of an
audience (though an unwilling one), they
talk in comfortable tones, and, simultaneously, engage in what are apparently
trials of strength, and generally make themselves at home.
Last term this habit caused repeated annoyance to a class in English that meets in
that room. On one occasion, especially, it
was the means of cutting short an interesting paper that would otherwise have
reached a peaceful conclusion. A letter of
protest entered at that time was too late for
the press, and the matter was dropped, as
it was hoped that time and, possibly, the
Christmas prunings would sober that "first,
fine,  careless rapture."
But already the offence has been repeated. One would not for the world discourage
so rare and admirable a virtue as punctuality, but surely it is not incompatible with
a seemly and  considerate  behavior.
May  the arrow  find  its   mark.
Yours faithfully,
Those who are inclined to grumble,
when they find it necessary to attend a
noon-hour lecture, and thus miss a student meeting or fail to hear an address
before some society gathering, ought to
remember that we, ourselves, are to
blame for such a condition. Before the
time-table for this session was arranged
the members of the Faculty decided that
there should be no 12 o'clock lectures.
And if this rule has been ignored it is
simply because obliging instructors have
acquiesced to the requests of students
in certain courses. So if we are inconvenienced now, let us be fair and not
hold an unoffending Faculty responsible.
9 A.M.
Don't be afraid of greeting the people
you meet to-morrow morning, and every
other morning, with a cheery salutation.
Some of us require to be wakened up,
or rather cheered up. Are you one of
those who comes to college and holds
his head down until he finds his seat in
tile classroom? A hearty "Hello!" or
"Good morning!" sets things going
smoothly. Let's join the ranks of those
who bring joy and brightness to the
'Varsity every day. How about signing
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On Wednesday, January 7th, the
Men's Literary Society held their first
meeting for this year. It took the form
of a Mock Parliament, with Prof. Angus
as  Speaker.
Mr. McKinnon and Mr. Buck, on behalf of the Government, brought in a
bill recognizing labor's right to the
"closed shop," and providing machinery
for enforcing that right when demanded.
Mr. Couper and Mr. Peebles, for the
Opposition, opposed the bill on the
ground that it was too late now to do
any real good, and that it appeared to
be framed for the purpose of blocKmg
the O.B.U.. and that was 'therefore
inimical to the best  interests of labor.
The Opposition had the better of the
argument that followed, with Mr. Denham and Mr. Rive furnishing most of
the fireworks. When the House came
to a division, the bill was voted down
by a substantial majority. After a few
words on the subject from Dr. Boggs,
the meeting adjourned.
The Agriculture Undergraduate So-
e'ety is holding its third annual dance
Friday, January :(0th, 1920, in the auditorium of the University. The members
extend to their friends a sincere invitation to be present and help them to
make their last' dance, before moving
to   Point  Grey, a  success.
On account of the Himted accommodation which our present home affords,
the committee in charge lias found it
impossible to entertain the whole student body, and, therefore, the sale of
t'ekets will be limited. Tickets will be
obtainable in the Students' Council
room during the noon hour. Watch the
The tryouts for the oratorical contest
were held on Friday afternoon, witli
eight candidates participating. As the
constitution of the Men's Lit. calls for
only five speakers in the final, three had
to be eliminated. The successful candidates ;ire W. J. Couper, R. E. Brown,
H. W. Johnson. G. H. Scott and A. Rive.
These men will compete for the gold
and silver medals on Friday, January
Kith. Tickets now on sale by the executive.
Don't miss the 'Varsity-Knights
of Columbus game Saturday afternoon at Brockton  Point.
Friday, January 16th.—:Men's Oratorical Contest. Gold and silver medals
to be presented. Chairman, Mr. Henry.
Judges are Messrs. Wood, Angus and
Henderson. Speakers are W. Couper,
R. E. Brown, G. H. Scott, F. H. Johnston and  A.  Rive.
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Deer Mertel:
You will have to excuze me, Mertel.
for not writeing to you last wk., but I
must of been excited or something be-
cus I forgot all about it. 1 gess you
thot I was kicked out. Mertel, but 1
wasnt. 1 past. I d:dnt think I wood
becus I have been neglecting study for
society as they say which has benatited
society but not study. But I gess this
University couldnt afford to lose a fello
like me.    You no what I am, Mertel.
Was Santy Claws good to you? 1
hung up my stoking but never got anything in it but I gess he never expected
to find me here in Van. so far away from
ma and pa. I got my Xmas card all
rite and am sorrey I never sent 1 to
you but I went to Victoria with about
250 others just before Xmas and I was
broke when 1 got home. 1 had l.i cts.
left which I was going to buy you a
Xmas present with, when I got on the
boat for Van., but 1 lost it playeing
poker. 1 have made a Xew Year resolution never to play that game any more
becus  I  cant afford it,  Mertel.
This University won everey game
they played in Victoria and made the
other teems look foolish. It was a grate
day. If it wasnt for loseing the money
at poker  I wood of enjoyed the trip.
I dont no if I told you befor. Mertel.
that they have fraternities in this University, which is a bunch of fellos which
fcrm a kind of club, and each fraternity
tries to get the best fellos in it. Yesterday one of the Seniors came up to
me and ast me d'd I belong to any frat.
T says no. He ast me my name and I
told him and he said would I like to join
the Ushma Goosha Flooie and I said
yes. He ast me my name again and
rote it down and said I wood hear more
from him soon. I am all excited. Mertel. Of course I will join that bunch
becus I am always reddy to help out
anybody what needs good men. You
no what 1  am, Mertel.
Abou Ben, Freshie (sad bins tribe's
decrease), awoke one night from a deep
dream of peace. The street light shining softly through the room, revealed a
vision, veiled in foggy gloom: an aged
Prof, with a large fountain pen. whose
asrect greatly frightened Abou Ben.
Rrt to the presence then he boldly said:
"What writest thou?" The vision raised
its head, and all around a scornful
fr'ance ti cast, answered: "The names of
Freshies who have passed." "And is
mine one?" said Abou. "Xay, not so,"
the old man said. The Freshies spoke
more low—for, naturally, he felt a little
flat—"Write me as one who loved the
College Cat." The old man wrote and
vanished. The next night he came again,
with a great burst of light, and showed
the names, and. as you may have guessed, that Freshie. Abou Ben. led all the
"Was Rome founded by Romeo?" the
Freshman  asked  the  Senior.
"No," was the reply; "but Juliet was
found  dead  by  Romeo."
M.  PERRIN, Manager — 20 years with the leading Hotels ot Europe and America
Often you hear it said:  "The Barron is different!"
MAYBE it's the quality of the cuisine.    Perhaps it's the superiority ot the music.
Again,  it  may  be  the  dance  floor—or  the  atmosphere  that  pervades—or  the
character of the people.
PERHAPS  it  is  all  three—for  the   BARRON  is  different,   and  that  is  why  this
expression has become so respected.
"More than a Restaurant — a Vancouver Institution"
Matinee  Luncheon,  11.30 to 2.30
FRENCH DINNER   Every Day,  including Sunday
5.30 to 9 p.m.
C.  HERMANN, Proprietor
■IT. ■ X ■ v;fS&^"T  y." \      r     J
U.B.C.  Students  Should Patronize
First Night Out: "Stillness reigned
throughout the car. with the exception
of Upper Five. From the sounds in that
direction, it was gathered that Jimmie
was sitting on Willson's coat-tail, and
characteristically refused to rise until he
had finished unlacing his boots. Their
last  words   were   anything  but  friendly."
The Next Day: "Returning from
lunch in the diner, Lila and Isobel Harvey narrowly escaped sitting on the
President's and Dr. Todd's knees, owing
to the swaying of the train. We heartily
expressed our sympathy to the two
"A pathetic incident occurred when
Willson's hat could not be found. It
was not unearthed till the owner of the
car made up the berths that night, and
the cherished relic was discovered and
rescued, mushed and mutilated, but still
recognizable  after  the  experience."
Later: "Out of deference to the sensibilities of our fellow-passengers, we
went out to the rear platform, where
howling harmonies were indulged in.
Janet's incidental terminating vocal vibrations reverberated through the Alpine peaks of the Rockies into the valleys in a glorious resonance of chaotic
discord. The rest more or less tunefully
chimed in until the brakeman, feeling
that some assistance was necessary,
vigorously jerked the air cord."
Sunday Evening: "A blow to our
pride came when, after our earnest attempts to impress upon our fellow-passengers   that   we   were   representing    the
University of British Columbia, the Immigration officer enquired of Dr. Todd
if we were a  vaudeville troupe."
Monday: "We were looking forward
to St. Paul, noted for its pretty girls.
Consequently, it was not surprising to
the more discerning that Willson had
worried continually regarding the appearance of his hat. The girls, not to
be outdone by the St. Paul beauties,
made a special effort and were congratulated on the results by the porter. They
felt that they had not labored in vain,
when Harry gladdened their hearts by
declaring that the only pretty girls in
St. Paul were the ones from U.B.C. At
the shout of applause which greeted this
gallant attempt, he emphatically . exclaimed that he meant it and that it was
no joke."
Tuesday (Des Moines): "Jimmy in
the meantime had been waylaid (without much difficulty) by a sweet young
thing, who said she wanted to talk to
him. Pleased and flattered, he responded at once to her _advances; and it was
some time before he noticed that her
pencil was keeping pace with his conversation. At last it dawned on him
that he was being interviewed! And yet
he tries to tell us that he, too, was once
a reporter."
"Throughout the trip Jimmie has tried
to live up to our reputation, as the Baby
University, by indulging in milk on all
occasions. His efficiency in winning
converts to the cause of the bottle was
evident, for soon we dared not order
even  coffee  while  under  his  eagle  eye."
"A slight mix-up in the baggage oc-
(Continued on Page 8) THE    UBYSSEY
January 15, 1920
One of the largest mass meetings of
students this session was held on Wednesday to hear the report of the delegates to Pes Moines, who, as Dr. Todd
announced,   "have   returned."
A few words were said on the matter
of "Finances" by Dr. Todd before the
actual reports of the individual members
were given. Mr. Willson Coates then
spoke on "The General Arrangements of
the Convention." He commented on the
great hospitality and courtesy with
which the Canad'an students were received. Foreign and Canadian students
were given the preference in the matter
of seats, and every attention was shown
them. On one of the convention days
the delegates from U.B.C. lunched with
those from McG'.ll and California universities, who expressed their interest in
the rapid growth and in the numerous
activities  of our University.
Mr. Alexander Munro spoke next on
"The Convention Programme." emphasizing the part of Dr. Mott, whose personality dominated the convention. Mr.
Munro regretted that time would not
permit him to tell of the fellowship with
other  student delegates.
The third report was given by Miss
Janet G:lley, who spoke on "The Spirit
of the Convention." "The convention,"
said Miss Gilley, "made one realize what
an important factor students could be in
national affairs." The speaker stated
that the spirit of the convention was nationalism   merged   into   internationalism.
At the beginning of his speech, President Klinck commented on the public
spirit displayed by New Westminster
and Prince Rupert in each raising sufficient money to defray the expenses of
one delegate. The speaker stated that
he hoped to see the time when, by the
spread of such feeling, the University of
British Columbia would be recognized
as a Provincial University in the truest
sense of the term. In the course of his
remarks, the President touched on the
hospitality shown to the visiting delegates; the political, moral and social
problems dealt with by the various
speakers at the convention, and the constructive suggestions those speakers put
Dr. Todd, in closing the meeting,
stated that he was greatly struck by the
request of the chairman of the convention (Dr. Mott), that no applause be
given at the conclusion of speeches. Dr.
Mott considered that appreciation of the
remarks of the various speakers could
better be shown by each delegate in the
audience taking upon himself personal
responsibility to' aid in helping realize
the ideals for which the convention
stood, than by mere applause.
Further details concerning the convention will appear from time to time
in "The Ubyssey," or will be given in
speeches at various Y.M. and Y.W.C.A.
As we sit here before an empty
contribution basket, we think of those
who condemn the efforts of the college
publications, but who never spend a moment's thought in considering how, in
some small way. they might help to improve  their own paper.
(Continued from  Page 7)
curred, and the President, undertaking a
little original research work, unearthed
a nice-looking grip which Jimmie calmly appropriated. It was only when,
delving as usual for a clean collar, he
hauled forth a pink-flowered kimona
that he realized his mistake. It took
some courage to return it to its irate
owner, who had been watching proceedings  from  a  near-by  corner."
January 7: "Dorothy had determined
to learn 'Songs of Araby,' despite our
protestations. To her surprise and grief,
her feline attempts were not appreciated.
Janet moved across the aisle, Jimmie
tore his hair, Lila begged for water, and
even Dr. Todd could scarcely conceal
his smile. We finally convinced her that
in case she couldn't get air, there was
lots of it outside."
January 8: "Janet singled out the only
one of the party who knew nothing
about Geology, and so felt quite safe in
explaining, at great length, the structure
of the Rockies. There is nothing like a
vivid imagination. Janet!"
That Night: "Instead of the usual
hatbag, the porter had used a pillowcase as a receptacle for the hats, and
great were the rejoicings over the acquisition of an extra pillow. Morning
revealed, instead, the wrecks of Marion's
and Janet's very best hats! Their pristine beauty was partially restored by
vigorous pokes, so that the girls were
able to complete the journey without
attracting  undue   attention."
The above excerpts are the only ones
which we felt sure would pass the
Why is it still necessary to request
students to show a little consideration
for others by approaching the auditorium more quietly while a meeting is in
progress? To take a recent example,
much of the early portion of Mr. Ho-
sang's address on Tuesday was lost to
the hearers near the rear of the room,
owing entirely to the carelessness or
forgetfulness of late comers, hurrying
down the corridors. A certain amount
of disturbance must be allowed for, but
surely it is not absolutely out of the
question to expect a little quieter behavior on the part of students in the
vicinity of such meetings. The corridors
of the Arts Building re-echo easily to
the sounds of animated voices: remember this and act accordingly.
Tt is indeed gratifying to know that
President Klinck has more than the
usual interest in student affairs. He can
never realize how much the Alma Mater
Society appreciates his generosity in
giving of his time and efforts in our behalf.
At last — the gowns! After weary
weeks of waiting, the long-expected
robes of dignity have made their appearance, and will, we hope, soon become
less exotic sights in our stately passageways. At present the courageous wearers run the gauntlet of envious glances
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