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The Ubyssey Jan 8, 1929

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Varsity Ruggers Swamp Capitals
In Feature Event of Invasion
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After the smoke of battle cleared away from the terrific struggle between the Varsity oteXechnle Oup rugby toam aad Viotorla Rep at the
Willows Park last Saturday, it waa discovered whoa the Anal score wae
tallied that tho university invaders had vanquished their old rivals hy a
seoraot IM.
^ The game was the feature event and a very fitting cllmai to the annual
Viotorla sport lavasloa. Ideal weather prevailed aad a largo crowd whieh
gathered to see the miracle men in action wero treated to a fast and exciting,
though one-sided contest
;• After all thOM hostilities the gore
•rag swept away and men aad maidens
beguiled themselves ln danolng till
the stroke ot one. The music was
Supplied by Harold King and his or
*' ';: Olvuf one of the best exhibitions
,'ot tht passing game seen this year,
haadllng the hall neatly and packing
(/:,in massed formation tht college men
ft thundered through their less expert*
(•need opponents scoring four tries
gad two goals while victoria were
only able tally twice.
The Varsity scores nearly all result*
.ad froth ldng runs by the speedy
phreee,   wpecially noticeable on the
k ,!i»r«e^iuerted line was Bobby Oaul
v4itwy|ag his first game in senior com*
'iotorle forced the play from the
uWok-oft hut were held on Varsity's
f twenty-five yard line. PhU Barratt,
Staking a pass from Oaul, opened up
vthe way for the first score when he
* punted over tbe fullback's head. Fraser
following up faat got his toe to the
ball and kicking lt across the line
y dote on it for the first try.
, arsity pinned their opponents near
tholr goaf line and Locke featured
Ijp prett? rons, yiotorja were
''IdrtSed to touch down behind their own
lino to save a try. On the klckoff
U.B.C. added another three points
after an extended three quarter run,
Phil Barratt taking the ball across on
a pass from Willis.
Fell broke away for a twenty yard
gain, the Victoria fullback stopping
him with a hard tackle. The Capital
city team then took the offensive, Intercepting a pass at center field her
threes broke away and HunulngB
Following the kick-off the play was
brought In Victoria territory where
McNeil dodged around the opposing
pack, passing to Fell who scored.
Bert Barratt added another one when
receiving the ball  from  the  line  but
Fifty-tour recruits from the University C.O.T.C. availed themselves of
an exceptional opportunity to study,
with advantage the preliminary part
of their course, when they attended
an eight day session at the Work
Point Barracks, Bsquimalt, during the
Christmas holidays, too instruction
was given by highly efficient commissioned aad noncommissioned officers
of the Princess Patricia's Canadian
Light Infantry,   i
From start to finish the course was
Til boys wore given a
seldiersMIfe in the bam
dlional attention to th
able  as  well  as  enlightening.
" "in a teste of the
barracks with ad*
their comforts
well-being.   The results of the
Jag were most pleasing to all
erned, Dean Brook and Colonel
,n  expressing satisfaction  with
regress made when ihey Inspect*
ie corps.
» program comprised instruction
such things as infantry training
of the rifle, Lewie gun and Vlok*
r ^sohtoft. gun. baronet drill,
ysical training and section leading.
Every cadet tried his hand on tho
Lewis gun, the majority for the first
time, and several men gave promise
of becoming good shots.
The basement of the Arts building
Is being fitted for temporary quarters
ot the C.O.T.C. on the campus. It ls
expected that two hours a week will
be required for lectures this term.
These are to be given by Captain Macintosh and Sergeant-Major Gibson of
A smoker will be held on Friday
evening, January 11, at a place to be
announced later. This will be a par
ade tor members of the C.O.T.C. who
are expected to bo present. Members
may brim; a friend it' they wish,    In-
he squirmed his way through the op- I formation about the course will be
posing backs. Locke converted, nnik-! given at this meeting and u sliorl pro-
Ing the half-time count  1 IA. gram   of   entertainment   Is   being   ar
Fraser was injured at the beginning   rangei
of the second half, Varsity playing the
rest of the game with fourteen men.
Victoria added three points to their
score on an extended three-quarter
run. Although handicapped by the
loss of Fraser Varsity were still able
to score twice before the final whistle.
Farrls secured the flrst try after a
rush by the U.B.O. forwards. The
final, try came as a result of a pretty
combination play between Sparks and
Wilson, the latter going over. Final
score, 226.
Playing for Varsity were Ford, Fell,
Oaul, Willis, Locke. P. Barratt, McNeil, B. Barratt, Player, Murray, Mason, Wilson, Sparks, Farrls, Fraser.
Womms Literary Society Plans
Course inJPublic Speaking
The Women's Literary Society plans
a course of four lectures tn public
speaking by well known iteoplu. These
will be held Informally In the Women's Upper Common Room on lour
consecutive Wednesdays, at 3 o'clock,
commencing on January 18th.
Members of the Class will he under
no obligation to apeak oi to spend
tlmo In preparation. Membership will
be limited to the first forty women
who apply and those taking the course
muHt attend three of the four lectures.
T«o will be served. Those wishing io
join are asked to sign the notice on
the board at once.
There will be a short meeting of the
Debating Union on Wednesday, 12.15,
and all members are urged to attend.
Varsity Debaters to Meet
Representatives From East
On Friday, January 18, the first Inter-colleglate debate takes place, This
Is one of the Western Universities Debating League fixtures. Varsity joined
the league in 1925, and has been an
enthusiastic member ever since. Each
of tho four Wostern Canadian Universities enters two teams in the contest, and a cup donated by a member
of the staff of the University of Alberta, goes to the college gaining the
largest number of points in the two
This year the University of British
Columbia Is to debate Ihe University
of Manitoba, and the University of
Alberta, Denis Murphy and Orevllle
Rowland are lo represent the University at Alberta and Charles Brazier
and Bernard Toblu are to debate here.
The topic to be simultaneously discussed nt all four universities Is, "Resolved thai a quota of Immigration
should be adopted by Canada."
diiiwstry Socility to Hold Meeting
The Chemistry Society will hold the
first meeting of the term on Wednesday, January 9, nt S: 15. The meeting
will he held In Room, Sc. 300. Dr,
B, II. Archibald, tho Honorary President af the Society, will be the speak-
ear. The subject will be "Reactions
In Liquid Ammonia." This Is an open
meeting and all those interested are
Invited to attend.
Rhodes Scholar
in winning the Britiah Columbia
Rhodes Scholarship' for 1929, Ross
Tolmie has brought to a successful
culmination a brilliant career at the
University of British Columbia., As a
student. Mr. Tolmie has an outstanding reeord, having won several scholarships, and always having taken a
rminent part la scholastic work,
tho various field* of student activity, Mr. Tolmie has distinguished himself, but primarily in the field of student government and organisation. He
was president of his class In his second year, Junior member in his third
year, and this year as president of the
Aim* Motor Society,'his work epeoks
well for him.
In athletics, Mr. Tolmie has participated in both rugby and rowing,
and Ib at present a member of the
senior rowing team. He is a member
of Arts '29, at present taking Honours
in History. He will commence his
studies in law at Oxford in the fall.
Invasion Summary
Total point score: Varsity 12, Victoria, 14.
Women's Senior 11 vs. Victoria College,   lost,  9-17.
Women's Senior A vs. Redblnls, won
Men's Senior II vs. Victoria College,
losi    IT'.! I.
Men's Senior A vs. (.Y.pltals, won,
Varsity Intermediates v.s, Victoria
College, lost  3-11.
McKechnie Team v.s. Victoria Reps.,
won, 22-(i.
Varsity Swimming Club vs. Victoria
V. M. C. A., lost 52-65.
Varsity vs. Victoria College, lost 0-3.
Varsity Colters tied with Victoria.
Varsity Boxers tied with Victoria.
Women's Grass Hockey vs. Victoria
College, won, 42.
Men's Grass Hockey vs. Victoria
College, lost, 0-2.
Invaders Break Even With Vtetertt
Chief among the events on the Invasion program were the tour
ball gamea and danee at the Victoria High School Gym oa Friday t
A huge crowd was on hand aad saw Varsity break even oft the e
ploy.   The Senior B women lost hat to Victoria College by ""*
Stblor B men were vanquished by the same school 17*14;
women swamped the Redbirds If*, aad the Senior *% men rot
tali M-16. The evening waa climaxed hy a very successful half
On Sunday evening the conventional ''tired but happy" crowd disembarked at Pier D after their annual
sojourn in the "City of Birds."
the visiting collegians arrived at
Victoria at 8:16 ifriday afternoon and
the men1 and women repaired to their
respective hotels; the Metropolis and
Dominion housed the former and the
latter found their temporary domicile
at the Strathcona.
At 4 o'clock the crowd collected at
the Crystal Garden to see Varsity
nosed out by a small margin in the
water meet and the next Item on the
program was dinner, muob*needad and
mnoh-reliihed by all, fight o'clock
|#ir3fip.rt of too basketball IP
ney at the Victoria High Sihool gymnasium in which Viotorla College won
both their games. Immediately after
wards spectators and participants
danced to the music of Jack Bmersoh
and his orchestra who ably dispensed
plain and fanoy eighth-notes with a
side order of after-beats to the de-
light of the assembled multitude. The
gathering broke up about half poet
twelve and forthwith retired, ticking
the flrat day off the invasion calendar.
Those, who arose early on Saturday
saw the soccer match or grass hockey
and after lunch went en masse to the
Willows for the rugby games and relays. In spite of the hltlrg wind the
crowd was much ln evidence. Out
of two relays and two games Varsity
won three but unfortunately for tho
point score, loBt the only event against
the College, the Intermediate Rugby
The "piece de resistance" of the
day's schedule was, of course, the ball
at the Empress Hotel which commenced at nine. A surprising number turned up and the dance floor was crowded
during the entire evening with Victoria and Vancouver students who, to
all outward appearances, enjoyed
Sunday morning tie- invaders attended the church service at. the
cathedral and left ou the "Princess
Charlotte" early in the afternoon. On
tho return trip the orchestra again
unbent and favored the appreciative
audience with a few choice selections.
After the shades of eve had done their
stuff the ship arrived and Vancouver-
ites once again stepped upon their
native shore, the general concensus
of opinion being that it was the end of
a wonderful trip.
In the opening game
girl* had only
to use them tor
floor hod just t
and was moro
basketball court
brand of play wig,
te flrst quarter en
Jae second aad
fourth quarter 1 _
a nice bosket far tbe only scoro _
ing the final reckoning 17-9 fof.
Varsity: L. FourCellotte, 8; tt. __,
Si H. MaeOofah.W. Watson* *fc
Patterson. >       __, *>y> ' •*■
The Annual Editorial Board
are busy now preparing the
For tho benefit of the student
body and ourselves the Business
Staff wishes every person who
neslifls an Annual lo sign his or
her name on the card which
Is posted tn the hall of tho
Auditorium. By doing this you
will be absolutely certain of receiving your copy and you assist very much In making an
estimate ot the number of "Totems" that are needed.
Resolutions to be Discussed
At Alma Mater Meeting
At the Extraordinary Goneral Meeting of tho Alma Mater Society to be
held on Wednesday noon, January !),
the following clauses will be proposed
as Extraordinary resolutions to be
added to the objects of the Alma
Mater Society:
1. To erect upon lands of the University of British Columbia any erection,
building, plant or equipment for the
use of the Society or of any of Its
associated arganlaatlons, provided always that the consent and approval
of the requisite authorities shall have
been tlrst hud und obtained,
2. To Insure any such erections or
buildings with the consent of the
Board of Governors and the other
requisite authorities, assign any
moneys payable to loss, make such
loss payable to, among others, any
Trustee or Trustees for Debenture
Holders; and to Insure all or any
plant, equipment and personal property of the University and assign any
moneys payable to loss.
Jong battle, ths h>ys sludln/3
the floor in theF eagerness.    ,
little scientific basketball was dl»t
test. At half time the locals led!
baskets by Keats, Ua sad Niohoi
being responsible.
The Victoria hoys must have had .
oemotbing In their drooling totmtSoiav:1;
they came out tor the second halt
changed men. They scored tbe first
points on a pretty combination and
from then on they couldn't be stopped.
Dunbar scored tor Varsity on an la-
dividual effort, and then the College
ran in 8 points so fast it wasn't even
funny. Dunbar scored a personal and
Keats two more. Nicholson scored
the last time for Varsity. Victoria
scored a couple more personals and
wound up the struggle with a pretty
basket from the sidelines making the
final score 24-17.
Varsity: Chapman, Williams, Dun-
bar,3; Lea,4; Nicholson, 4; Keats, fl;
In the third encounter Varsity's
Senior A girls awamped the Redbirds,
a Victoria aggregation, from tho first
whistle, The floor was not so slippery hy this time nnd the local girls
engineered some nice combinations.
The first quarter wus all in Varsity's
favor and with a little more luck
around the basket the score would
have been much higher than 4-0. In
the second stanza the Redbirds were
at their best and ran in 6 points while
our girls garnered ln 4 more.
In the second half the game was all
Varsity's, and the Redbirds didn't
score a point. Rettie Tingley and
Rene Harris had their shooting eye
on the basket and aided by Jean
White ran in 9 more points making
the final scoro 17-6. Varsity, Jast
year's provincial champions, Were
superior in all departments and were
full measure for their victory.
Varsity: T. Mahon, M. Lannlng, J.
White, 4; R. Tingley, 6; C. Menton,
R. Harris, 7; M. Agar, M. Campbell.
Redbirds: F. Rennle, B. Boyce, B.
Peden, 4; R. Macmurchle, 2; D. Leu,
D. Holder.
In the feature game of the evening
the Senior A. men were out for revenge. The Capitals, who Include ln
tholr ranks some of the old Jordan
River team, is the only team that has
beaten Varsity this year, and our boys
were nut to reverse the order.
The game started faat and Hacton
and MacDonald each slipped one in
before the game waa very old. Henderson next scored a pretty baaket, coming straight in to receive the pass
under the baskot. Cudllp of the
Capitals scored two nice baskets on
Individual efforts and Paulson oame
back with one point on a personal.
McEwen scored on a shot from almost center and Paulson ran tn another ocuple points. Little , an ex-
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Maurice  DesBrlsay
Senior: Margaret Orant Associate: Bruce Currlrk
Proof Reader: Vernon van Sickle
of   the
To use again th© quotation which has been of such Inestimable value tp editorial writers: "The time has come to talk
of many things." •
And among these Is a topic which we have mentioned before
in ouredltorlalcolumn—The Totem.
The more energetic portion of the Publications staff Is
gathering together its forces, and is about to begin the yearly
attla with the graduating class, to whom this editorial, the
first of a series, is chiefly addressed. By judicious publicity,
tactful editorials, and by relying on the well-known dependability
of '89 as a class, the Totem staff hopes to have the annual war
settled by peaceful arbitration, according to twentieth century
International methods.
To come to the point, the Class of '29 must severally and
individually be photographed and must provide appropriate
biographies for their fellow members.
Previous Totem editors have ridiculed the style of write-up
as being trifling, inadequate, and generally stale and unprofitable.
The criticism in some cases is justified. As the university grows
Older, it must steadily grow more intellectually mature, and so
the biographies are yearly a tone more in keeping with a university y«aM)ook.
This year we should like and expect to get well-written biographies, whioh. in a space of eight-five words, will briefly and
cleariy set forth the activities of the student therein described,
also his outstanding traits of character, and possibly a resumee
of his college career. We leave lt to the discernment of the class
to accomplish this in an adroit manner, as quickly as possible.
The lists of members of '29, and definite regulations concerning the arrangement of oopy, will be posted immediately on
the notice boards.
"Yesterday's successes belong to yesterday with all of
it and sorrows.   The day Is here, the time
garnered by J. L„
yesterday's defeat and sorrows.   The day is here, the time is
now," (Gleamlngs from Various Authors,
Sydiiey.) «   ,.  L
So much for the Christmas examinations and all that they
entail!   Let examination results serve as a label for those who
.- choose to be labelled; others may judge for themselves, accepting these labels for what they are worth.
Pine sentiments, readers may agree, but are they not "Utopian"? What good are such sentiments when .in actuality the
examination label means either success or failure in the eyes of
university authorities who carry the weight of public opinion,
and consequently the power to judge? What good are these
sentiments to the students who fail in examinations, and as a
result are judged to have wasted time, money and work? No
good, if the student deserves and is prepared to accept this
When "failure" is the verdict of the authorities there is
obviously failure somewhere. It is either failure on the part of
the individual or failure on the part of those who judge, probably
People who uphold the examination system as a means
of judging the student are usually prepared to admit the fallings
of this system, but argue that it is the best one possible. Why
must people be labelled at all? Do students attend university
to secure a degree or to learn what they believe will help them?
Which of these goals are they encouraged to strive for when
they are judged solely by examination results? Perhaps if
authorities did not attempt to label students the problem of
classifying would be much simpler and more satisfactory. Like
free trade in the realm of economics it would "not be a device
but the absence of any device."
If, however, it is necessary to label people under existing
conditions for purposes of classification and order, then surely
these labels should mean more than pure scholastic achievement
without any reference to the student's ability and desire to apply
this knowledge. Practical application might be encouraged more
by being one of the factors dealt with in the label, whether it is a
pass or a failure, a B.A. or a B.A.C. Because of limitations of
the examination system a diversified method of judging might
prove more satisfactory.
Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
The C.O.T.C. question has been
placed before the students and they
have heard both sides of It; but before the matter drops out ot Bight it
would be well to represent to them
their absolute thoughtlessness at the
meeting. The flrst resolution plaoed
before the students vas drawn up by
those who had petitioned for the meeting, and it pointed out the most decisive action which the students
should take. Yet no sooner had It been
defeated than a resolution asking
Senate to take decisive action against
the CO.T.C. wns passed, which, If
not taken by Senate aa rebellion, will
make It more obstinate than ever in
Its course. This resolution was
vouched lu even stronger terms than
the preceding one; as one man aald
later: "Ask for an Inch and they take
It away, ask for a foot and you get a
mile." The students did uot think;
they were there for a good time and
acted involuntarily without knowing
or caring what they were doing. Nor
did they even show common sportsmanship In allowing those who were
not first-class orators to speak. Apparently University has failed to develop
aost of them. None can take the de-
slon of the meeting as that of the
Alma Mater Society, for the representation Was very poor and the attention paid was nil. I think, Mr. Bdltor
that the students should feel heartily
ashamed of themselves.
Special Courses Start
January 8
The annual Winter Course In Agrioulture given at this University will
begin on January 8. The Registration
fee for all or any part of the course
Is one dollar.
Poultry  Husbandry—A three weeks'
course beginning Tuesday, January 8.
Agronomy and Animal Husbandry—A
two Weeks' course beginning Monday, January 14.
Horticulture—A two weeks' course be*
ginning Monday, January 38.
Dairying—A one week's course beginning Monday, January 28.
Dr. Guinness to Speak
Here Wednesday
"The students of the University are
especially requested to bear In mind
the following announcement. On Wednesday, January 9, at 12:05, In room
A. 204, Dr. Howard W. Guinness, M.D.,
who has just graduated from the University of London, will address the
Varsity Christian Union. Dr. Guinness
has come to Canada as a representative of the "Inter-Varsity Fellowship
of Evangelical Unions" ot Oreat
Britain with a view to encouraging
Christian students, In every Canadian
University, to form doflnately evangelical groups. After visiting McGiil
nnd Toronto, where his efforts were
nttended by remarkable success, he
has come almost directly to the University of British Columbia, lt may
bo Interesting to note that Dr. Guinness is a mnKulflcent rugby football
player, ropresuntliiK "Darts" (tho
tuition* Hospital Club) for throe years,
und Is also a crlcki'tot. Students are
iii'Ked to hear this remarkable young
man. Ills subject ou Wednesday noon
will be "The  Reality of Christ."
Graduates to Meet
The members of the Graduates'
Club will spend a social evening at
the home of Miss Vorna Lucas, 3520
25th Avenue W., on Friday, January
11, 1929.
All Grads on the campus are welcome.
Cat and Parrot
Gables Tea Rooms
Under New Management
Hot Luncheon, Id to 2,
Light Lunohei, 26c.
Tees, 80o, up,
Dinnars. by arrangement.
Boom for lent for
■vening Parties, Ito.
■-■SiiS.Si'S*. ,
Fine Repairs Real Servloe
Varsity Service Station
Phone: Point Orey 89
10th aad Biouca (Vors.tr Oate)
The president of the Alma Mater Society will be authorized
to sit on the committee for military education, but as student
representative he must oppose the C.O.T.C. at every step. This
was the decision expressed at the last meeting of the Alma Mater
Students representation was invited for the purpose of reestablishing and controlling a C.O.T.C. unit at the university.
Obviously since this invitation was accepted It meant, the Alma
Mater Society was prepared to recognize tlie C.O.T.C. at this
university, and to participate in the control of this organization.
Then the student body voted In direct opposition to this
expreealon, namely that It oppose the C.O.T.C. and allow no
concessions whatever, Instead of outlining a provisional policy
for Its representative to follow. Surely It would have been more
straightforward to refuse the Invitation of the Senate or else
to accept It In a spirit of co-operation.
The situation as It exlsits Is not only ridiculous but Impossible. If the student representative follows his instructions he
will be of no use on the committee and inevitably must be ignored and probably forced to resign. Either the Alma Mater
Society should refuse to have anything to do with the C.O.T.C.
as a body or lt should outline provisions under which lt would
be prepared to co-operate with the C.O.T.C.
Scholarship card8 nre now ready at
the Registrar's office. Scholarship
winners are requested to obtain their
cards as soon as possible.
International Club
A meeting of the executive of the
International Club will be held Tuesday noon In Arts 108.
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"Im having the time of my life!"
declared tho convict to the reporter.
The Selenoerhsn observe the
Honor System, they do not
break tho Slide-rule.
It Is the habit of the man in the
street to look upon engineers and
scientists generally as among those
members or society who are mentally
superior, and best-equipped for the
task of accelerating; the progress of
the human raoe; and It le equally
customary with the layman to look
askance upon the "foot" who Is mentioned so often In suoh combinations
as "fool-proof." I propose to show,
In this brier and hurried discussion
(a battery of linotype machines is
hanging Are until delivery of my
words) that the fool is not only necessary, but even Indispensable to the
progress (If any) of the race; and that
In addition, he is not only the equal,
but also the superior of the scientists,
the laboratory researoh head and the
engineer.   To my task, then.
Among sentimentalists, it is the
fashion to thank God for the priceless
gift of the radio, the aeroplane, the
telephone, the "speakiea" (careful!
I almost said "speakeasies") and so
forth. This fashion is not only a mistake; it is unjust, because the blame
as yet has not been definitely placed,
and from all evidence, it is the "technicians" who should bear it If anybody
Is to be held responsible. Well, to
the proof I promised you (or was lt
Consider, dear little children, haw
the "technician" always has the "fool"
In mind when he modifies or improves
technical apparatus. He spends
weary hours .among retorts, circuits,
distillations, alembics, Leyden Jars,
test-tube and so forth and produces
a vacuum-cleaner, shower-bath, toothbrush! radio • television • transmitter
(that lost word looks like a string of
box-cars) or can-opener, which he
proudly announces as "fool-proof", and
presents them to the waiting world defying the fool to do his worst with
Lo, the poor fool! What doth tho
poor fool?
The poor fool takes the fool-proof
vacuum-cleaner and the challenge of
the engineer. The fool strangles himself In the loops which the engineer
failed to remove from the electric
cord. Another fool takes o shower-
bath—and drowns because there Is no
automatic cut-off to the flow of water.
Another fool takes a tooth-brush, and
though his best friend won't tell him,
gets halitosis. Shunned by all society,
he dies of loneliness and a broken
heart. Another fool with a radlo-tele-
vlsion-transmltter—well, what can't
he do? I don't know, Anyway, he
dies. Another fool opens a can of
tomatoes with a foolproof opener and
dies of ptomaines. In every ense, the
fool has out-guessed the wise man,
the nincompoop the engineer, the nitwit the scientist—be has proved, to
the satisfaction of the world at large,
that the contraption was not tool-
proof, according to the claim made for
It by the engineer.
Query—Who wins?
Answer—The undertaker, finally,
with his hearse, or the mortician with
his ntortomoblle.
We know a Senior that has the
nicest watch chain. It has very small
links of white gold—very tricky, really.
On one end there is a finger-nail clipper and on the other—a combination
corkscrew and bottle opener.
*     *        •
Drink Llsterlne, It satisfies.
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Litany Coroner j
We ore
Bock again
Writing more Muck
To the Student Body
Tho mournful B. A. C.'s
Who have
Sadly departed
No more to loaf
Within Common Room
And Pub.
No more to whisper in Class
And Library
No more to eat
Within the odor-colored
Wails or the Oaf.
They are rightly sad
Those who remain
Have returned
From lighter
To the serious work
Of reading
The highly erudite
Muck-a-Muck Page
And gleaning
Therefrom the wise-cracks
Which constitute
According to the authority
Of 'College Humor''
The wherewithal
Of University
But all this doesn't
Matter a bit
For we have returned
As mentioned above
To find
Our laughing, light-hearted Mabel
Has turned
And, to be trite
Not tight,
Cassondro-llke prophesies
That the Easter exams are
But thirteen weeks
To the startled eyes of the returning natives there comes another apparition equal In pictorial value to the
Bus-stand. In the centre of the Arts
Auditorium Quadrangle stands a new
cow shed with a box-office and a bulletin board attached.
The Muck Page Is not responsible
since the work was completed
during the absence of the Muck staff
It will probably contain the flaming,
smeared notices of coming and gone
Alma Mater meetings, Class Draws
nnd other atrocities.
The Seleneemen will use It as u base
for attacking purposes on tbe Arts-
men weakened by the loss of the HA.
C. The Aggies will moor their weary
herd of cows under the spacious shelter. The opposing rugby factions will
there do battle unto death for ticket-
selling privileges. Thus through all
this let us hope that the place will be
Alleged Jokes
He was balancing a tumbler on a
pencil on his nose the other day.
Che—"It must have taken a lot of
practice to be able to do that."
He—"Oh, no.    You see there ls a
Jugular vein In our family."        —Bx.
• •      •
Bill (at the Chateau)—"Soy, Boy,
bave you got a room?"
Nlghl Clerk "Have you a reservation?"
Hill "A reservation. Say, what do
d'yu think I ant   au Indian?"
• *       *
Van Sickle—"Did you call my
name, sir?"
Prof.—-"No, I don't believe I did.
Are you here?" Ex.
• «       *
Clerk "And what do you wish,
Malcolm "A pound of hangnails,
please, I Just bought some pictures."
• •       •
Dumb— "Well, how would you like
to define the word Stole?"
Dumber—"A Stole? Oh yes, that's
the bird that brings the babies."
• •       •
I'll get that half back this time,
hissed the ferocious forward as he
drew a pair of queens to his three
Who Cares ?
The Muck Page recently received a
challenge which stated that Ita writers
could not write so proficiently as a
Prof, on the subject of nothing. What
follows Is tho result, clearly indicating that the versatile authors need no
more than to write on.
This Is an article on nothing In particular and anything in general. There,
we have started with a sentence that
gives an atmosphere of vagueness similar to the line that ah exam-writing
student throws. Whon we're through
with thla we'll be famous aa the supreme non-stop hot-air artists.
Think ot it. A complete compilation
of the somethingness of what in a
contribution that means no more than
haaey hooey. By this time the reader should throw down the page In disgust, yet curiosity wilt drag him, her,
them, or It on even though we promise
First, take the Idea that there Is
nothing In this article, but here is an
article which is still not an article
since—well, who cares?
Look closely at the print. To the
quick-witted the faot, is instantly revealed that print is black ink and
black Ink usually is used to print articles that are printed in blaok ink.
Thus we have clearly proved one point
and if there is doubt, write a letter to
the editor about it. But who cares
enough to write?
At the rate this is being written we
could fill column after column and he-
come proficient enough to leoture on
the cosmic Impulses of tbe void to
students who are full of just that.
We have now written above and below this sentence three hundred or
more words ot what have you and
have thus filled In this apace measuring from the flrst word "this" to the
last word "article," a certain distance.
To be generous to all the patrons we
hove seen to it that there is not only
space above each line but' below It
and on each side of it. This comes
free with the article and includes the
newly designed, 1929 periods placed
at the end of each sentence. Naturally those who didn't read this far
won't read these words so no more
will be said about the generous gift.
Well, to get down to cold, hard facts,
we haven't any, so It Is with a start
(or two starts on account ot the cold
weather), that we find we have to
stop. We announce now that an apology will be proffered next week to all
those who take offence at this harmless, banal and several other adjectives article.
Father—'Hill, you have been running ahead of your allowance."
Illll    "1   know   It,   Dad.     I've   been
hoping for a long time that my allow
ance  would st lengthen up enough to
overtake  me." —^x-
*      *        *
It Is bruited about that one of the
Freshmen's chief claim to distinction
ls based on an answer he gave ln a
history exam. He vouchsafed that the
reason the sun never sets on the British Empire Is that the sun seta In the
West, while the British Empire Is in
the East.
*     •     *
"Say, bo, whoah did you accumulate
dat black eye?"
"Dat ain't no black eye, dot's mah
"Yeah, I climbed Into the wrong
berth." ~Ex'
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our many years of experience and
you are losing the chance to make
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The name of our shop, The Hollywood,
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January 8, W®.
The Varsity sprint relay team, with
Percy Williams making his last appearance for the University, successfully dealt with an aggregation from
the Victoria Y. M. 0. A. on Saturday
afternoon.   Following this the Uni-
3ersity speedsters repeated in the long
istanoe event.   '
In thi 440 yard relay, Varsity's first
runner finished In a dead heat with
his rival. The seoond man, Cokte
Shields put the Varaity Ave yards
to the goal hut the next Vic*
torla Y runner led Norm Terry hy
two yards. Williams started well aad
easily overhauled his nan. winning
easily with six yards to spare,
in the dlstanoe relay, Varsity was
never threatened. The flrst runner
tor Varsity. Dunn came in Ave yards
•head of A. Aldous of Vietoria. The
next man. Thornber, added twenty
more to the lead and Selby brought
the advantage to forty yards before
passing the baton to Chappelle. Chap*
polio held the lead without effort aad
finished frosh.
In an exhibition century sprint.
Peroy Williams breasted the tape well
ahead ot Connerton and Shilling of
Victoria, in spite ot a terribly muddy
track, Williams' time was 10,1 seconds.
In a rough and tumble game at the
Willows; Park on Saturday last, the
Victoria College rugby team outclassed an intermediate team from ihe
U. B. 0714*8,
The game was very scraggy, not
muoh team work being displayed. The
; only redeeming features of an other*
wise uninteresting game were the
kicking by Shields for the Varsily,
and the snappy three-quarter ruus
lUged by Victoria College. Varsity
w#re unable to break through their
' opponents' defense while the Island
team- registered four trlfls, one of
Which was converted.
Victoria took the offensive at tbe
kick-off, Hume going over for their
flrat try after ten minutes of play
Varsity were kept on the defensive
but were unable to bold the speedy
Victoria threes, Lowe and Walton adding tries before the flrat half ended.
With a full team In the second half
Varsity held the Islanders to one try,
converted, but were unable to Cross
. the Victoria goal line.
The U. B. C. secured their lone
three points when "Coky" Shields
drop-kicked a beautiful penalty goal
from fifty yards out.
Hoop Games Even
(Continued from Page 1)
Varsity man scored next for the Capitals and Paulson finished the period
with another personal.
The second half was a little more
even and the Victoria lads made a
better showing. Baskets by Paulson,
Hartson and McEwen ran Varsity's
total up to 22, while Ihe Capitals were
earning 10 moro to mako tholr score
For 'Varsity Paulson was outstanding. Ho scored l'l of his team's points
and played a heady g'tme throughout.
Henderson and MacDonald played a
steady game ut guard, and McF'won
and Hartson let fow chances go nmlss,
For the Capitals: Cutlllp, Forbes und
Skllllngs were the best.
.Varsity: McEwen, 4; Henderson, 2;
MacDonald, 2: Horton, 4; Paulson, 10;
Akerly; Keat and Chapman.
Capitals: Forbes, MacKenzle, 1; W.
Skelllngs, 1; Cudlip, 7; Husband,
Little, 4; and S. Skllllngs.
Supervisor Offers Positions
The Supervision of the Playground
Department of the Parks Board has
requested the Editor to call the attention of the students to the fact
that there are several positions vacant on tho Playground Staff for tho
coming summer, owing to the retirement of a number of last year's directors.
Although the Hoard prefers both
men and women students who Intend
to pursue this lino of endeavor as a
life work It wtll consider all applicants who will be available for several summers, ln the past employment
has commenced on or about June 1,
and ended on or about September!1).
As It Is possible thnt only a part of
these appointments will be made in
the near future, only thu flrst fifty
applications will be considered. All
communications should he addressed
to the Supervisor, Mr. a. K. Gamble,
1043 Colllngwood St., City.
If there ls anyone who would like
to exchange lessons In English for
lessons In Russian, please, address a
letter to H. S. and place In the letter
Boxers Score Even
Break in Snappy
The Boxing Club, in conjunction
with the V. A. A. C. staged a very successful bout with, the Tlllicum Club in
Victoria. In the main event Harold
Cliffe scored a technical knock-out
over Warnier when he had his man
on the floor for the count ot nine in
the third round. The referee stopped
the fight when Warnier went out on
his feet. Cliff Parker lost the decision
to McCoy, The Victoria boy's greater
experience counted against Parker,
who appeared In the ring for the flrst
Chris Merx dropped the decision to
Hawkes and Wlcken evened things up
for the V. A. C. by defeating ghoul*
The Smoker was conceded to be one
of the beet amateur cards ever
offered in Victoria, and in the opinion
or .("i' Walters it was one of the fast*
est and cleanest contests he has seen.
Varsity Naiators
Scare Victorians
Varsity natators showed greater
promise against Victoria this year
than they have shown for a long time.
Instead of the usual overwhelming defeat, Varsity made Victoria step for
their slxty-two points and followed
with a close score of fifty-two. Outstanding swimmers for Viotorla were
BiH Peden and Audrey Griffon, while
Bill rather upset the dope when he
beat his younger brother Ernie in the
hundred yards breast stroke. Rettie
Tingley, although not in the best of
condition worked very well and threw
quite a scare into her old rival, Audrey
Griffen. Marge Peell worked with her
usual speed and is living up to the
predictions made about her. Bon Wll*
son, the Freshman streak, came In in
good time in the men's 200 yarda,
quite surprising the Victoria support*
Both relays were very close, the
men's medley relay, won by Varsity,
being a very close and interesting
event. The women's relay was also
very close, Audrey Griffen gaining
about three yards on Rettie Tingley
In the last lap to make a win for Vic*
Varsity has shown up strong in this
meet and despite the fact that It did
not win the Victoria event, the result
augurs well for a successful season
Playing New Year's Day on a field
which was ankle deep with mud,
Vancouver won the right to retain the McKechnie Cup when the Rep
team defeated Varsity 6-3 in the second and Inst gamo of the series.
A co-Incidence of the series which
shows how closely matched the two
tennis were is the fact that each
scored an equal number of touchdowns, moro nccurale kicking giving
Vancouver   the   necessary   margin,
The holiday game was played in
Hie drizzling lain and nt'ler lhi> llrst
live minutes il became impossible lo
distinguish the white swealered Kep
men from the Blue and (lold.
Urc'iiharl and Wilson of tho Rep
and F*stabrook of Varsily were among
the casualties resulting from a hard-
fought game.
Farmer and Urquhart scored for
Vancouver as a result of forward
rushes. Locke tallied Varsity's three
points when he converted a penalty
kick from thirty yards out.
The U. B. C. team Is now concentrating all efforts on the Tlsdall Cup
and the standard of play at Victoria
Indicates that thoy will be a hard team
to stop.
Todd and landman Play Will
A miscellaneous team of seven
senior and four junior soccerites
Journeyed to Victoria for the annual invasion and met with a 8-0 defeat at
the hands of Victoria College, The
game started with Varsity pressing,
but about ten minutes after the start
Victoria broke through and scored
thetr flrst goal giving Anderson no
chanoe to save. After this reverse
Varsity pressed steadily and Partridge hit the crossbar with a hard shot
but the rebound was cleared. Victoria were then awarded a corner and
from the resultant kick they scored
their second goal.
After half-time Todd who had been
playing back moved Up to the forward
line and waa a tower of strength there,
Viotorla now began to preaa but good
work by Latta and Anderson kept
them out. About this time Partridge
again had hard luok with a shot that
hit the post. Viotorla then pressed
and their centre scored a third goal
from a position which looked very
much offside, this ended the scoring
and the final whistle sounded soon
Al Todd was the plok of the forwards, while Hyndman on the half-
line was a Trojan for Work and Bill
Latta at baok wai always safe.
Teaching Metnocs
The youth of today will not be aided
In solving problems or society by glib
parroting of Isolated facts ot geography, history and civics without any
sense of the Interrelationships of the
subject matter, according to Dr. John
A. Hockett, lecturer in education,
University of California.
Worst of all, the child will only be
confused by the learning of catechisms
and other methods Of teaching, whioh
separate the isolated fragments of his
school work from all connections with
his environment, making his efforts
not only uninteresting but futile, he
"To solve the perplexities of society,
the coming generation must learn to
think in terms of group progress and
world co-operation for tha welfare of
all humanity, with broadened horisons
and sympathies for mankind," Dr.
Hockett declares ln an article written
for a current issue of the American
Educational Digest.
"Before muoh improvement can be
made, dissatisfaction with formal
memorlter, verbal, encyclopaedic, isolated, barely factual and purposeless
learning nnd teaching of the soclnl
sciences must come. A sense of inadequacy will be followed by a questioning of all things by teachers and their
pupils, (ho first step toward developing a general Ion of young people Interested In and Intelligently Informed
about the conditions and problems of
their social  world."
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On Thursday, members of the S. C.
M, Journeyed to Deep Cove for several
day's vacation. The programme consisted of the usual combination of discussions and   hikes.
On Thursday, tho origin of religion
and conceptions of God wore tho subject for discussion. On Friday Ihe
Hovor*'nd MacGregor Fraser of Now
Westminster, led I he camp In a discussion of Jesus' attitude toward God.
man, and religions, as usual the discussions led to no definite conclusion,
but were very helpful In the formation of Individual opinions.
Deep Cove proved to be a delightful
place for such a camp. Several boats
and unlimited opportunity for hiking
In every direction kept the campers
busy during the hours devoted to outdoor recreations. The camp chaper-
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No one, however, was found capable of
following so unexpected a lead,
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