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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
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Volume IX.
No. 17.
Manitoba Debaters
to Meet Varsity
FridayjJaii. 21
fhe four weatern provinces of Can*
ada w||| meet in debate on the evening of Friday, January Slat. All de-
bales will be held on that one evening
atMl Upon the same subject, namely,
"Hesolved, thnt all restrictions on voting lo Canada bgsed on race or color
should lie abolished."
Some years ago • "Prairie Debating
League" was established. Its members
consisted of the Universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan .and Alberta.
These Universities met In yearly com-
Stitlon and to the winner went the
?er blip, donated by a member of
the staff of the University of Alberta.
In 1995 the University of Saskatchewan's debating team paid a visit to
Vancouver and debated with a toam
from this University. Immediately
following upon this event an invitation waa extended to thia University
to become a member of the league.
This the university willingly accepted and in due time was formally wel-
eotned as a member.
With the addition of British Columbia the constitution and title were
altered, The union was now called
the "Western Universities Debating
League," Under the Articles of Agreement drawn up and ratified by the
four Universities provision was made
tot aa annual debate to be held on
the third Friday of January. Another
oleuse provided for the position of
Sonera) secretary. He is the official
end of the league and was to be
ehosen annually. This year Mr. Donald B. MaoKenale of Alberta University holds that position. Next year
a British Columbia man will direct affairs.
Another article declares that "eaoh
University will have two teams, eaoh
team to support the opposite Bides of
the question." The affirmative team
debates at home and the negative
team travels. The itinerary of the
league for this year is as follows:
British Columbia to Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan to Alberta.
Alberta to Manitoba.
Manitoba to British Columbia.
U. B. C. Teams
The U.B.C. debaters have been busily engaged lately In locating material
for the debate. The affirmative team
which will meet Manitoba here consists of Paul Murphy and Richard
Yerburg. Both are excellent debaters and for both It will be the first
time they have taken part In an Intercollegiate debate lor this University.
Paul Murphy Is a member of Arts '29
and in his Freshman year took part
In lnter-class and Vancouver Debating
League fixtures. R. E. Yerburgh is
• member of Arts '28, this being his
flrst year here. He spent the former
two at Victoria College and while
there did splendid work for them In
helping to defeat the leading debating
organisations of that city. He was
the member chosen from Victoria College last year whioh debated against
the Imperial Team In Victoria.
Varsity's negative team is one of
the strongest ever sent out from this
University. It consists of Leslie
Brown and Bort Bailey. Mr. Brown
haa always displayed a keen Interest
In debates.
Laat year he helped to save the day
when the University of Saskatchewan
debated here. Amongst other things
he is or has been president of Arts
'88, member of the Players' Club,
president of Hockey Club, and junior
member on the Council.
Mr. Bert Bailey Is a debater of first-
class ability. He also comes from
Viotorla College and built up quite a
reputation for himself in debating
Circles In the two years he studied
there, Last year he was a member of
the team which met the California
School of Technology In debate. Incidentally he served In the Boys' Parliament for two years and last year
waa Minister of Finance.
This debate will be held in the University Auditorium and tickets may
be procured for It any noon at the
Men's Entrance to the Arts Building.
Further particulars of the debate nnd
of the Manltoban Team will be announced In future Issues of the College Press.
Ruling Given For U.B.C.
After a careful study of this question the Committee agreed that in the
case of British Columbia students transfering to the University of Alberta
with Junior Matriculation standing they should be required to have Grade XI.
credit in Latin, a Modern language, Chemistry and Physics as In the case ot
students transferring from the Province ot Saskatchewan, (see m.p. 68D). It
was agreed that In the case of students coming into second year Medicine we
would not raise the question of Physios in Junior Matriculation. Below is a
table setting out the principles on which the Committee will proceed under
our present Medical requirement.) in the case of students from the University
of British Columbia:
1.   Junior Matriculation (lncl.
Latin, a Modern language,
Chemistry plus Physics.
admits to   Arts 1 for Medicine
1. As in case 1
2. 1st year Arts (lncl. Physics 1)
admits to   Medicine 1.
1. As in case 1 (with or without
2. as tn case 2.
3. 2nd year Arts (lncl. Botany 1,
Chemistry 1, 2 (a), Zoology 1
and two options.
admits to   Medicine 2.
1. As In case 1 (with or without
2. 1st year Arts without Physics
1 or Grade XII.
3. 2nd year Arts (lncl. Physics 1,
Botany 1, Chemistry 1, 2 (a),
Zoology 1, one option.
admits to   Medicine 2.
U.B.C. Delegates at
Montreal Conference
The Second National Conference ot
of The Student Christian Movement of
Canada was held at Macdonald College
Canadian Students under the auspices
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, December 27, 1926—January 3, 1927. The conference was convened ln order to give
students an opportunity of conferring
together on a number of the problems
that confront young men and women
today—problems that arise from the
difficulty many find In adjusting their
personal lives and Individual beliefs to
society nnd its institutions.
U. B. C. was represented at. the conference hy four tlolegatea, Bessie
Hurst, Msrgnretta Underbill, Evan
Fullerton find Albert Whlteley. These
representatives having returned from
the Kast, will present brief reports ou
a few aspects ot the conference at a
general meeting being held in Agric.
100, Tuesday noon. The delegates believe they havo real contributions to
make and expect a large turnout of
those Interested.
Students are also asked to watch
the S. C. M. notice-board for announcements regarding group meetings.
General Meeting Tuesday Noon
Agric. 100.
The Musical Society Is working
hard for the spring concert. A definite date for the coucert has not
been fixed, but it Is expected that It
will take place, as last year, during
the last week of February. For the
convenience of everyone two performances will be necessary. Further Information concerning the nature of
the programme will be published
The Executive will meet. Wednesday at 4.
Thursday afternoon next at 3 p.m. ln
Arts 100 there will be a try out for all
men students Interested In debating
In the University. Those who have
taken part In former Inter-colleglate
contests need not. be present. This
spring there will be debates with the
('diversities of Washington and Southern California and It Is to select men
for these teams that the try out Is
being held. Those Intending to try
out should sign their names to the notice on the board Inside the men's entrance to the Arts Building.
Students are at liberty to select, any
topic they may wish for this try out.
Prof. Wood Announces
Cast of Spring Play
New blood predominates In this
year's cast for the Annual Spring
Play. With the exception of Miss
Kldd, all those chosen will experience for the first time the Joys of the
tour. The part of Rosarlo, the adventurous young girl about whom the
story revolves, will be competed for
by Dorothy Pound and Hope Leemlng. The "Apparition," the man-of-
the-world novelist who plays opposite
her, will be Busch Qibbs or BUI Buckingham. Madge Rankin and Frances
Fowler are trying for the pretty
stenographer who repulses so efficiently the amorous Spaniard, Don Juan
(Bill Masterson or Norman Clark).
Dona Barbarlta, Rosarlo's gentle-
voiced grandmother, whose startling
past includes three husbands, will be
played by Alice White or Alfreda
Thompson. Maria Pepa, the old servant of the family, will be Honor
Kldd. Those who saw Miss Kldd ln
last year's performance will be eager
to see her again In one somewhat similar. The understudy part will be
taken by May Chrlstleon. Pepe, Rosarlo's younger brother, will be Jaok
Nash or David Brock, while the other
two brothers, the butler, and the
Spanish dancer will be played by
those understudies who are found
suited to tho parts. Try-outs will be
held soon to decide the final eliminations and distribution of parts.
The play, "The Romantic Young
Lady," by Martinez Sierra, was produced In New York several weeks
ago. This will lend special Interest
to the university presentation.
The Judges In the try-outs consisted ol' the Advisory Board, (insisted
by Miss Dorothy Somerset, of the
Little Theatre Selection Committee,
Mrs. F. G. «'. Wood, Miss Klol.se An-
gell. Mr. Kennel li Caple, all former
members of Spring Flay casts; and
Miss Dorothy Jeffries of the U. B. C.
Banff Meet to be
Early in February
With the Banff meet scheduled for
early In February, and the meet with
the Vancouver Amateur Swimming
Club on Monday night at Canadian
Memorial, Varsity natators will bo
given plenty of opportunity to test
their ability before making the annual eastern trip. Last year the
Varsity team walked off with the
Western Intercollegiate aquatic trophy
and they are going to do it again this
The meet with the V. A. S. C. will
be a real test of the scoring strength
of the Varsity team. The Vancouver
team represents the best on the Mainland with a few exceptions, and both
men and women will have to be In
their very best form to win out.
Bob Gillespie, Bruce McDonald and
Hugh Grant will have their hands full
In the 100 and 50 yards free style
Wilson and Mayers may have an
ensler time with the backstroke, but
Williams will have a Canadian champ-
Ion In Chuck Hills to match strokes
The diving may fall to Baker If
he Is in good form and the plunge to
Hob Gillespie.
The meet with the V. A. S. C. starts
at 8 o'clock sharp.
Varsity mil Play
Game with Maoris
First week in February Qato
of Contest
One of the most important games
In the history of KnglUh Rugby at
the University or British Columbia
will be the coming game wlh the New
Keuland Maori team scheduled for
the first week in February.
While not as powerful as the All-
Blacks they represent the very cream
ot individual talent from down under.
True they have dropped some games
In the old country, but It must be
remembered that they are ln many
oases men with much less experience than the star All-Black aggregation, it must not be Imagined that
the New Zealand team of 1925 represented the most powerful aggregation
that the little South Sea Idland could
produce, Furthermore, on the Maori
team there are men who have played
on All-Black aggregations.
Let us glance over the statistics of
the last few performances of the Blue
and Gold. The first game with the
Victoria Rep went to our team 21-0.
In tnat game the college team showed more power both on the defense
and offense than at any time in the
history of the game ln this University. They uncovered a brilliant attack that could be converted In a
moment to the stiffest defense. That
Is undoubtedly the secret of a powerful English rugby fifteen. That ability was shown by the All-Blacks In
tholr local gamea. Few local teams
have that ability but It Is a pleasure
to notice that Stan Farquharson and
Tyrwhltt have drilled the squad to
revert their system of play to suit
the conditions immediately prevalent
on the field. When tbe play in the
Victoria game was offensive, Varsity
quickly adopted the required formation and tactics. The same applies to
the defensive.
Now let us consider the Stanford
game. Incidentally It may be worth
mentioning that Varsity has not had
its line crossed once In the last three
games. Stanford and Victoria both
scored on kicks. Moreover, tho
Rep was scored on twice by the Cards
nnd to a spectator of the first Card-
Rep game it was evident that the
ltep was far from the potential squad
It was balled to he ln the early season. A comparatively greet) yet fast
Stanford crew was able by sheer fight
to score a converted try ln the first
hull' and appear as superior over the
first portion of the play.
In the Varsity-Stanford game the
Blue and Gold uncovered a dazzling
attack In the first hair but their defense was more brilliant. They
tackled like demons and completely
surprised the Stanford squad who
were looking for an easy mark In the
University team. The second half
found Varsity playing a steady well
balanced game that brought out two
In Victoria the game of the Varsity
team showed Just what Its possibilities would be before the season was
over, yar8ity nftg not a heavy team
but It f\&: more than offset this by
team work and sudden and dazzling
When the Varsity team Btacks up
against the Maoris In February they
will undoubtedly be the biggest public
bet for a stiff game. Spectators were
disappointed In 1925 that Varsity was
not given a chance against the All-
Blacks team, the general Impression
being that as a unified team they
would have made a more consolidated effort Now we have our chance
against the Maoris, let us take a personal Interest In the team and show
the people of B. C. that with coach
like Stan Farquharson and Tyrwhltt,
and a team .if fighters we can give a
brilliant exhibition.
"Bill" Tansley wishes to convey his
grateful thanks to the whole student
body for tho splendid Christmas present; given by them to him, of a beautiful gold chain and locket pendant.
Ho wishes the student body many,
many happy returns,
(Signed) Bill Tansley.
Representation on
Council Subject
Dear Sir:
Allow us to draw the attention of
student executives and of any other
students who may be Interested Ui
some conditions of student representaV
tion at this University.
It is our purpose to show the need
for further special positions tor members of the junior year on the Council
either by restricting certain of the
present offices to such students or by
the creation of additional offices of
which alternative the former ia preferable. This is best shown by a review
of how the present Council Is const!"
tuted. The Counoil consists ot nine
members, Of these offices the women
occupy three, namely: President of
Women's Undergraduate Sooiety, Pres*
tdent of the Women's Athletics, and It
might he said, with Some Justification,
the position of Secretary, These offices for a reason stated below do net
enter within the confines ot thla a>
Of the remaining six positions, two
aro specially allotted to Senior Men.
the Presidents pf the Council, and of
the Men's Undergraduate 8oclety. A
word about the president. Two conventions seem to have grown up slnoe
the framing ot the Constitution, for
neither can be found actually stated
there. The first is that the position of
the president must be occupied by
men only. (Tbe writers are aware of
the fact that there has been one woman president, but that was -'inafS
years ago and conditions have changed
since those times.) The aecond con-
ventlon is that the president Is to be
chosen from men who have served on
the Council tor one year previous to
their election. This means that the
person to be chosen for that officer
must, serve on tha Counoil In his Junior
year. Here Is the weak link In the
armour. There are now only four offices left untouched. Of these three are
open to either Juniors or seniors. The
other Is as Its name implies, the Junior
member, reserved for third year students. Now If the three offices of
Treasurer, President of the Men's Athletics, and President of the Literary
and Scientific Department are filled by
Senior men and there is no reason
why they should not be—then the only
junior to serve on Council would be
the Junior Member. At the latter'a
election In third year he may have
seemeil a highly desirable man to represent his year on the Council. But
whatever his abilities for the fulfilment of that office he may not possess
those suitable for his elevation to the
Presidency of the Alma Mater Society.
Nevertheless by the conventions of the
Constitution he Is the man who will
fill that position. ThiB would mean
unanimous election to that office ot
what may be a not highly efficient or
competent man.
The writers wish to make cloar that
what they have said Is not to be taken
to apply tn any way to any member ot
this year's council nor does such a
situation as they have outlined exist
this year—the Junior year has three
men on Council filling the offices of
Treasurer, Junior Member, and President of Men's Athletics.
But because such a situation does
not exist this year Is no guarantee that
It will not arise in the future. Since
conventions cannot, be disregarded and
since such a state of affairs as outlined above Is not desirable the Junior
year should be given mote direct representation on Council.
Very truly yours,
W. H. Taylor.
(Signed) J. B. McLean,
Ralph E. Stedman,
Keith Thorneloe
W. J. Masterson,
H, Leslie Brown,
8. C, Gills.
Will the following students
please call at tha Publications
Board Office thla (Friday) afternoon betwsen 2 and 3.
Qraoe Tletiel, Lillian Mathers,
Dorothy Oewar, Ralph MoCon-
naohle and Sidney Risk. ■my
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(Member ot Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association).
issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student Publications Board of the
University of British Columbia, West Point Orey.
Phone:  Point Grey 1434
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Editorial Staff
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Edmund Morrison.
Senior Bdltors—David Warden and Donald Calvert
Associate Bdltors—Jean Tolmie, Oeorge Davidson and Margaret Grant
Feature Bdltor—P. C. Pllkington.        Assistant Editor—Doris Crompton.
Chief Reporter—Max Camoron
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Business Manager—Gerald Stevens.
Business Assistants—It. D. .lumen; llev. Patrick; Ross Tolmie, Evelyn Fuller
Circulation Manager- Murray N. Taylor
Senior, David Warden; AsHoi'lutc, May flirliitlMon; AsM.iliuit, M. DesbrlsMiiy.
We wish to dirwt tlie attention of our iitiilei'tfwduntc rondcrM to
a letter nppunrititf in niiotlicr column of thin issue. This letter soIn
out the conditions of a nitUHtion which may nt mi.v lime uriso in thu
elections of the student govewinir liodyt briefly, tlust tin' only candidate with previous Council experience nl!Winu: for the position of
President of the Almn Mat or Society may be the .Imiior Member, ono
who is possibly in other ways, ununited to the post. In such circumstances the student body would have but one alternative, that is, lo
elect a candidate with no previous experience whatsoever on our
largest executive. This alternative would be, except in the case of an
exceptionally nble candidate running for the post, undesirable; and
the electors would hnve to fall back on tho choice of the unsuitable
Junior Member. Thin hypothetical chhc is always a possibility and
the remedy, which is suggested in the letter, is worthy the consiileni-
tion and expressed opinion of members of the undcrurndunte body.
Once again we find ourselves under the necessity of observing.
that examinations nre over, that Christmas is past, that the New
Year, as far as wishing one any good luck in it, is now something to
look forward to next year. The fact that the examinations are over,
however, does not .admit of being treated in the same nonchalant
manner as does the pnssing of other seasonal things. The examinations, indeed, as far as we arc concerned are not over, for their
results aro still with us and will remain with us to influence to a
greater or less degree our behaviour in the present term. Perhaps for
S day or two some of us will go gloomily through the halls refusing
to And any consolation in the plight of our fellows thinking only of
the days before we had known low marks or even failure; and perhaps others of us will consider the outcome ns but an unlucky throw
Of the dice, one of those many chance casts that not even the gods
themselves can predict.
Yet a failure or poor standing is n cause neither for indifference
nor hypochondria, it is rather a straightforward, almost cheerfully
admonitory indication of a true state of affairs. Generally a student
Who has failed in a subject has ignorantly ignored that subject. A
persistent and determined effort can redeem any student's standing
in well nigh any subject. But if we as students arc ever going to regain lost standing, we will have to commence at once. We say this
in particular to the freshmen, for from the whispered results, many of
them, not being subject to the lash at university, do not take this
matter of education seriously. It is safe to predict that the student
who waits until the end of .lanunry to commence serious study will
continue waiting until April. Then ihe final examinations will overwhelm the unfortunate wretch nnd the pity of it all will be that the
onlv thing lucking was a small amount ol' will power.
An Arts '27 class meeting will be
held next Tuesday, at 12.80 noon, ln
room Applied Science 100. Many
matters of Importance will be brought
up, Including plans for tho Arts '20
Relay and the question of the valedictory gift. In the latter connection all
senior students are asked to bring
forward suitable suggestions al the
class meeting.
Heiiioi'H are also reminded that the
Annual write-ups must be attended
lo Immediately. Lists have been
{tosted In the Arts butldtng, while any
further Information may be obtained
from Ihe Publication Hoard at the
1Mb. olllce,
Members of the year are all ugalit
iii'Ki'd lo intend. They me also advised Hint any iibsenieeH will have
itieli mimes made public, anil the
I'lesldeiit hus hint ed Unit he will not
< tuple lo allow clami members lo
luliiK cliiu'Ki'H of eon I rl bu lory ncgllg
i nee against them In Hie open meet-
inn, Well known absentees. II Is
Held, will lutve charge of this part of
lie- proceedings,
ARTS '28
The Arts '28 executive Is arranging
tt class party that Is expected to sur<
pass anything yet produced by a Varsity year. The affair will be held at
the Winter Gardens on February 2nd,
11)27. The astral details are being
kept n strict secret lu order to make
the surprise more effective.
The class draw bus beon definitely
set for January 10th, during the noon
hour. Students who wish to withdraw
from the draw should get in touch
with tho executive on or before the
17th of January.
Intoi'cliiBH athletics are a big feature this year, and It Is requested thnt
athleti s of Arts '28 should show a
little interest.
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Game of Whodja
Fire Sale—Some flue girls, all sizes
but no two the same will be given
away on Friday noon In Science 100
at 12 o'clock. Now that's to-day, so
Just, grab your little dinner pall and
take advantage of the wonderful bargains being offered to you once in a
lifetime. There la a little smoke In
the fllr that the Sophomores will
break all the usual customs of the
University, and hold a Hard Time
Dance and general rodeo. That will
give those who have Just paid their
second term fees a chance to come
in somebody else's old clothes regardless of whether they fit or not.
Don't forget to be present, shopping for first-class bargains ln women
by proxy Is dangerous business. Save
all the unnecessary anxiety of fearing
that you have drawn (Nita Naldl or
Lya de Putl) and get the low down
on Just who the lucky girl Is. They
usually ask them to stand up so you
get a good opportunity to give them
the once over. Last year some brilliant collar ad laughed when he saw-
that the partner of bis class party
struggles was no candidate for Atlantic City honors, but the Joke was on
him because If his mother Cell In love
with him she was playing solitaire.
The girl's on the general average far
exceed In mass quantity and quality
equal ami even greater numbers of
male members of the class.
An open meeting of the Chemistry
Society was held In Room Science 200
on Wednesday afternoon, Hr. E. H.
Archibald gave a most Interesting
and Instructive lecture on die subject
of  "Potash,"
A class meet Ing waa held ou Tuesday, January 11th, to elect new officers, Three of the former officers
hnve left the I'niverslty. Phil. Willis,
formerly Athletic Rep. was elected
president—-taking Tommy Berto's
placo. Ous Madeley succeeded Andy
Anderson as Vice-President; J. A.
Pike succeeded Charlie Turnbull an
Treasurer and Dill Locke replaced
Phil. Willis as Athletic Rep.
Lester Court
PRIVATE LESSONS by appointment
For Information, PHONE D0U8. 800
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A meeting of the Class was called
for Tuesday, January 11 at 12.15 p.m.
Mr. Crawford took the chair.
The llrst business of the meeting
wus to elect a secretary treasurer. Mr.
Morris was elected, by popular vote, to
fill the position.
The next. Item of business was to
choose a suitable date for the class
party, due to the Inability of the class
rugby players to be ithle to participate
If lite ditto were left unchanged. After
nun h discussion, Mr, Crawford was
di'legnied to try to have the ilnti
changed to some evening preceding
the 21 st of this month,
The athletic representative, Mr.
r'urrlngton called upon the Class to
show a little more spirit and Interest
In the forthcoming Interclass relay, A
team was chosen, the following men
designating their willingness to turn
out for the practices, to be held at
noon hours;
J. Farrlngton, A. Jones, H. Hodglns,
L. Crawford, O. Thompson, El. Touz-
eau, R. Young, II. McQuarrie, C. Qustafson, P. Mooybour, J. Sinclair, W.
Sporting Goods Bargain
We are clearing- up a few odd lines
sui h as:
$7.80 Badminton Raoquets tor -$5.00
$2.70 Flashlights for ■ • - $1.75
$6.80 Rugby Boots for   •   •   $4.80
Keats for the Maori Rugby Series,
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The owner of the shadow paused.
It was Dating I'art! He placed Ills
two forefingers on Ihe lop or his
head, after the milliner of nil great
men. To see .lullus having tabloid
lea with Bluebird outraged his Fresh-
mini dignity, so he telepaililsed an
.SOS, to tin- member* of the I'he-
I'M I'lio Fin tern It y
"Thnt I'epillc," hissed huiiiig Hurl,
"Im a menace to our sacred fraternity.
I,el us concent cute blm Into Valhalla."
Willi terrible frowns the noble
members of the Fraternity conceiiliHt-
ed with such etllcleiicy Ihat ti menacing shadow nppeari'il on the wall over
Bluebird and Julius.
"Quick, or wo are lost," exclaimed
the great Inventor, the man who wus
ii step before his time, putting on hla
extra-hlgh-power, braliiconcciitiHtioii
apparatus, and concent rating like 022
Freshmen before flnul exams. Would
he succeed?
The struggle was short but deadly.
Only the brain or one man against the
combined powers of the terrible Phe
Phi Pho Fraternity.
At laat Julius sunk back exhausted.
He h»d won!
Slowly but surely the brain of the
members of the mysterious brotherhood shrivelled to the also of that
of the average Arts '30 member.
They staggered to their aeroscoots
and disappeared In the distance.
*      •      •
"Let us follow the birds," said
Julius In his Hysterical style as the
two tea fiends sauntered to the door.
The only collapsible aeroscope ln the
three civilized planets was again expanded and In they stepped. It was
a great fight. They covered the Musso-
llnlvllle — r. U. C. private nlrway
in 13 minutes, 11 seconds. Just
as they fluttered down on the celebrated triangle tho fraternal members
disappeared Into the Futuristic Wisdom Building, formerly "The Riding-
ton Grange."
"Death will be due to concentrated
brain disease" pre-medlcally gloated
Julius," and I'd like to be in at that
In his haste he pressed the collapsible button Just three seconds too
soon. The result was disastrous. It
created a forced landing—Indeed the
most forceful landing that Julius has
ever made. Just before It crashed,
Julius stepped off a minute too soon,
grasping Bluebird in his arms. He
broke her fall, and made a dent ln
the famous Triangle, "Farewell
dearest," he sobbed, "I will be ln
hospital for the rest of the year.
Walt for me, I'll be back In the
Future. "Oh Future," groaned the
great inventor. "It was a step be tore
my time."
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The U. H, C. Is considered In some
quarters to be a hot-bed of radicalism, and even this dignified Journal
lins not escaped censure, in times
like these, when we have Just learned
the result of the Christmas tOxanis,,
wo feel Impelled to let ourselves go,
ami express what we have often felt
In Ih ' following:
"Down  wilh exams!"
Comrades, do you not hear the battle cry that Is borne ou Ihe breese
from the lips of thousands or your
lellow slaves! Down with exams ami
the misery and slavery that they entail.
Friends, what do exams menu?
'Ihey menu (hat we come to these
halls of learning, not to gain an education, not for the love ol' knowledge
for Its own sake, but to pass exams!
Our whole college lite Is based on an
ubjeet, grovelling subjection to that
ancient Mumbo Jumbo, the exam system!
When we commence the term, we
are attracted by many pleasant student activities. We, lovers of liberty,
spend our lime on other things than
study, thinking that exams are far
away nnd almost forgetting about
them. We are not infallible. The
average student does do this. It le
human nature.   Facta are facts.
Then when the time has fled we at
last realize the direful Incubus of
examinations. We rush to the Library and do the whole terms work
In a few weeks. We cram, cram,
cram, stuffing knowledge Into (our
heads. For what? Comrades, For
what. For the love of learning? No.
For the bentflts of our future life.
NO.   We do it to pass exams!
And after the exams, what? We Immediately proceed to forgot all that
we have crammed. And people complain that college graduates know
nothing!    Down with exams!
Comrades, consider the unfairness
of exams. They can never be a test
of our knowledge, In the few questions only a small fraction of the
term's work can, be tested, we may
know all about the subject, but If we
do not know the answer to these
haphazard queries we are pluckedt
Plucked! Plucked! On the other
hand one of us may be entirely Ignorant of the subject, but may have
looked over tho answer to the question just before the start. Exams
are a gamble!
Exams set the premium on the
quick thinker by means of the time
limits. Slow thinkers may know just
as much, but have no time to think
things out. Come, speed versus accuracy? Is this a test of knowledge?
Comrades, our health Is not taken
Into question. We all have our off-days.
Cramming lar Into the night Is not
a good preparation to enter this
gamble. Just think of the nervous
student!     Down   with  exams!
The exams are based not on what
Ihe .student knows, hut what the Professor thinks he should know. The
loo jter cent, standard exists only in
the Professors mind! The failure
line Is also an arbitrary mark set. by
the Individual Professor. Each professor has a different standard and
will mark the papers differently each
time! He may be sick, or tired, or
happy, or bored when he marks the
paper. This will change all over our
whole marks! A fair paper marked
after one or two rotten ones will get
a higher mark thau If It were placed
after a few good ones! Is this a
good system?
Comrades some solution must be
found. Psychologists condemn the
present system! We must look to
the future and stand together for our
deliverance.    Down with exams!
(Debaters may secure rights to the
above for try-outs and oratorical contests at reasonable rates. Apply
Alexis Hotdogovltch, Young Communist  League.)
MATER.—Ths many relatione of
the lata Alma Mater wish to con.
vey their appreciation of the oym-
pathy shown by tho Studente Council, the "Ubyssey" and other frler.de
during thtlr recent sad bereavement.
A student who made a good round
mark nt Xmas wonders whether It Is
correct to speuk of the late Alma Mater as "Mare Nostrum."
•     e     *
8oms people feel so badly over the
death of Alma Mater that they will
only eat vegetables in  the Cafetnrla
Eve hud a nice Mackintosh Red.
She had taken It. on the advice of a
nice kind serpent who told her thai
she wus helping to break The Fruit
Growers' Combine. She still believed
that Adam's warning was all apple
hiinee, nml thought that he would
really like a Itlte himself,
"Ho could even ninke apple elder,
Premier Oliver style," she said to herself, "At tiny rule mi apple a day keeps
the doctor away.
Hhe held the apple behind her back
and approached Adam, who was peuco-
rully milking u hrontosmirus: "What
have you been raising Cain with now?"
he demanded abruptly.
"Open your mouth mid shut your
eyes," she said, remembering the Tree
of Knowledge, "and I'll give you something to make you wise."
Adam did what he was told.
"Now what have I got here?" she
asked holding up the apple.
"I'll bite," said Adam cheerfully.
{    Litany Coroner
In our wide auditorium,
Our lofty plaster hall of state
Above the pie emporium.
When lectures do not worry *em
There oft tho students congregate,
In our wide auditorium.
In mid-day's moratorium
With sing-sings we procrastinate,
Above the pie emporium.
Westminster's sanatorium
Ne'er sees pep-meetlngs half as great
As does our auditorium.
When through the crematorium
We journey to the pearly gate,
(If such should chance to be our fate)
I hope tho halls we habltate,
Will show the same embellished state
As our wide auditorium
Above the pie emporium,
"Excuse my dust," sold the phoet of
Alma Mater aa ahe watched nor oar.
oass being lowered Into tho grave.
the Channel became the afternoon diversion of middle-aged
mamas—before Dardanella —
Purdy's meant "decidedly the
place to go" for lunches and
If as. Still does. If you didn't
give her Purdy'i Chocolates
you didn't give her the beat.
She knew—Hill does.
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ONE atreet car in the rush hours
carries aa many persona as forty
automobiles—actual counts prove that
automobiles on downtown streets
carry an average of fewer than two
On our bridges and on our bualness
streets, street cars occupy only 10 per
cent of the vehicular space, yet carry
80 to 90 per cent of the passengers.
Street car passengers, because they
are the great majority, are entitled to
clear right of way at crossings, on
bridges and at other congested points.
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and leathers.
The Varsity line for men, which is the
biggest selling line of College styles in
America, can now be had at McRobbieY
These Oxfords are leather-lined, with
heavy Oak Bend Tap soles, leather or
patented interlock heels.
Style, workmanship and wearing ability
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Coming Events In
Track and Field
Track and field, Interclass relay and
cross country are due for a host of
supporters this year It the number of
men interested in this branch of Varsity competition now attending the
University don the light raiment and
sally forth for Intercollegiate honors.
The flrst important item under consideration will be the Interclass relay.
A word to the Freshmen—they can
win this track classic if thoy want to
—Arts 'ao did It last year and gained
undying fame, Thin race Is usually
run In tho laat week of February iitd
Is open to class teams of eight runners. Tim oourse Itself measures approximately 7Hi miles and the laps vary
from barely ovor a half to thu maximum lap of over a mile, The oourse
starts on Marine Drive below the aerial tramway aud follows tho drive
south east to Imperial at 29th und up
to 12th, down this streot to 10th and
up to Tolmie. Then It follows the university driveway and ends at the Administration Building. There Is, however, some talk of tho race course being changed this year but nothing has
bean done this year as yet.
The number of men turning out ia
usually astounding and really brilliant
talent Is often developed from unknown men.
As for track and field itself the outlook for the Inter-colloglate and class
competition this year is exceptionally
British Columbia has always had a
line record for this branch of competition (barring the big break at Victoria) and fliotr athletes have been hailed as the finest In the west. Harry
Warren, last year's Rhodes Scholar, n
former Varsity sprinter has gained international prominence by his record
ut Oxford so far this term. Harold
McWilliams last year's Varaity mller
and 880 yard man haa been hailed aa
the most promising man In the west
over the 1,600 metro route as far as
the 1928 Olympic Games are concerned.
A word to these intending going out
for this sport. Remember that Varsity faces the first real competition on
March IS at Seattle and the Interclass
meet precedes this clash by a week.
That leaves athletes seven weeks to
get Into condition. Do not wait until
the last to get Into condition and then
rush around to got under the required
standards. Track Is too hard a sport
to do that. Start your preliminary
work now. If you are a sprinter get
yourself into good physical condition
before you ever step on the track.
When you do go out tako It easily at
llrst, nothing but Jogging and then finally work up to your maximum workout, but don't overdo. The same applies to middle and long distance men,
only their programme should start Immediately and not strenuously at flrst.
Year after year men turn out for the
Interclass relay and Varsity distance
events; and on the flm (lay of their
workout after many months layoff
they nice a claim member and then
they wonder why they take cold and
never renrli the condition they feel
Ihey might Imve attained,
I'Mclil men are ndvlHed to take gym
workouts In itreimrittlon for the In-
tensive programme of competition this
spring. Tlie best possible thing to do
Is to take a light workout In a nearby
gym consisting of the usual setting-
up euerclses and a little bar work anil
this to be done until you feel that your
general muscular and physical condition warrant your first workout In
the pole vault high jump or whatever
weight event you pursue. Remember
that you cannot build a castle on sand
Canadian Rugby
Holding their flrst practice Thursday morning in six Inches of snow, the
Varsity Junior Canadian Ruggers are
getting away to a good start In their
battle to defend the World Cup. Last
year's team won this trophy which is
emblematic of tho Provincial Junior
When a team practices on a snow
covered field, and afterwards the
members scrub themselves with snow
In tho absence of water ln the showers, It ts a sure bet that they are enthusiasts and can he trusted to raise
a considerable storm among the city
teams In tholr division.
These hoys are new to the game but
they are willing to work, and from
present appearances will go far ln the
Canadian code.
Helmer of last year's team, Frosh
Rugby captain, and ambidextrous pun
ter, will probably llll the quarterback
position. Mac Intosli, a hefty Fresh'
man, looks like a likely linesman.
Mitchell, Hosso and Muses are work
tug hard, while Griffiths Is a good potential back.
Wllmer Haggerty who learnt the
game on tho prairies is a sure bet.
Sandy Smith should muke an efficient
snap back.
Soccer Outlook
Good This Term
On account of an insufficient number of snowshoes, the flrst soccer
team will not play on Saturday. This
Is a matter for regret especially since
Manager Liersch says that It is all because of an unnatural and bigoted attitude on the part of the Outdoors Club.
Apparently the Outdoors Olub has refused to permit the first soccer team
to use its playing shoes for Saturday-
Manager Liersch stated confidentially
that the matter wilt not be dropped
but that in all probability the Boccer
Club will enter mandamus proceedings
against the Outdoors Club before the
Students' Council.
Despite thin friction between tho
Outdoors Club nnd tho Soccer Club the
Soccer Club itself is not divided but
united. An excellent and most praiseworthy harmony exists not only among
the players but between the players
und thu management. Lately the
team has been In constant training for
Important matches und some of tho
players are even showing the effects
of It, During the holiday the team
practised twice a day for a game with
Seattle and despite the fact that th the
game they controlled the play, they
were unfortunately defeated 8—l.
This by no means daunted the aforementioned excellent spirit and harmony of the players, for they forthwith resolved to practice strenuously
for the Victoria trip. Arrangements
wero completed not only for a ground
but also tor a turnout ot players. The
management was most gratified at
the showing and had high hopes for
tho Victoria trip.
But human beings are prone to disappointment, and their greatest efforts
are often made in vain. Such it was
with the Soccer Club. Bvery man
played an outstanding game against
Viotorla, the forwards passed trickily
and with such precision that the
crowd was both delighted and charm'
ed, the halvea attacked and defended,
and the backs and goalkeeper at all
times played well. By a mere accident, however, the oauso of which soccer theorists have In vain endeavored
to explain, Victoria registered a 2—0
shut out win. Victory Indeed they
could not call It for they were so convincingly outplayed that they have not
yet recovered from tbe ahamo of it.
Needless to say the management
was Indignant and the players disappointed. President Stan. (Stanley)
Gale when Interviewed afterwards remarked, "The score Indeed was a disappointment to me but no Indication
of the play for our boys' game was
certainly a revelation. We are beginning training at once In preparation
for MacDonald and Mainland Cup fixtures, and we will field powerful
Manager Liersch when Interviewed
yesterday, reported that he had had
a full turnout at practice yesterday
and that gym. turnouts will be held
during the coming weeks. The outlook is therefore most promising and
students may look forward eagerly to
a term of continued and unbroken soccer successes.
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