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Issued Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume IV.
Number 3
Bonfire Ends
Stunts Feature Big Parade
One of the best initiations yet held,
according to Doc Davidson, was staged on Saturday night, when the men of
Arts '25 were purged of a good deal
of their greeness and granted the
privilege of becoming "regular" members of the Undergraduate Society of
the IT.  B.  C.
The poor Freshmen indeed looked
a forlorn lot, as huddled together in
the Chemistry Building, and dressed
in their worst, they respectfully answered "here sir" as their names were
called. They even seemed to falter
as they obeyed the dreaded summons,
and cast a look of mingled respect and
pleading in the direction of the tribunal before being led to their doom
As he passed into the outside hall,
the victim was seized, blind-folded,
and with his thumbs tied together,
hustled backwards down the stairs.
He was then seated upon the "roller"
where he rolled a bit, and then he
was put upon the operation-table,
where many hard-hearted sophomores
lavished up'on his unworthy hide a
coat of various hues. While one
gentleman bedecked his legs, another
was pushing a "loaded" brush over
his face. Next, he visited the obliging dentist, who took his name and
relieved the dry feeling of his mouth
with an excellent douche of soap and
water (mostly soap). After being
stamped "25" he was allowed to take
a trip on the "aero-glide"— a feature
which he certainly ought to have enjoyed—if he didn't. Resuming his
travels he next ran the gauntlet, tripped over a rope, fell into a bale of
straw (putrified) and then had the
privilege of "walking the plank"—all
for the one admission (that of answering to his name). Well, the "Sophs"
were in a generous humor, for they
then introduced the lucky Freshman
to the college barber, who gave him
a free shampoo of the latest paste,
filled his 'panties' with white-wash,
shot him down a chute into a mud
hole, sprinkled him with soot, dragged him over a few radiators, and
then after coating his hands with?
they allowed him to rejoin his predeceased brethren in a comfortable
room— minus ventilation, lights and
Well, well, so far, so good. Our
new brother now stepped bravely
forth in the parade. Down Granville
he marched, to Robson, then to the
Hotel Vancouver on his hands and
knees, then he was permitted to join
his elders in making a noise, and then
resume his weary way. At the B. C.
E. station, he had the privilege
of seeing the traffic held up, while
he danced ''Here we go gathering nuts
Cont'd on Page 8
Tells About
Visit to China
Dr. McCallum Addresses
Student Body
On Thursday at noon, after an absence of some six months, Dr. McCallum of McGill again gave the Student Body an informal talk on the present conditions existent in the Orient, with particular reference to
China. President Klinck, welcomed
back Dr. McCallum, who he said
needed  no   introduction.
Going from Canada to China was
like stepping from one planet to another, said the speaker. Here peace
and comfort reigned, while on that
far side of the globe teeming millions
fought apathetically for very existence. Though under a supposed Republican Government, the people
were at the mercy of various unscrupulous officials. The country was
divided     into    twenty-two     districts,
Cont'd  on  Page   3
Thursday,   October   20
Vancouver   Institute   Lecture,   "Turnips and Immigration"—Prof.
P.   A.   Boving.
Friday,  October 21
Freshman   Reception,  Auditorium
Saturday,   October   22
Senior    Rugby,   Varsity    vs.   Rowing
Club,   Brockton   Point
Intermediate     Rugby—    See    Notice
Soccer - Varsity vs.  Elks
Outdoors   Club Hike, Mosquito Creek
Wednesday, October 26
Track   Meet   At   Brockton   Point
Men's   Lit.—   First   Session    of   the
Student   Parliament,  Auditorium
Thursday,  October 27
Hist. Society at the home of Judge
F. W. Howay, New Westminster.
Victoria College this year boasts
one hundred students; and yet some
people have been known to say, 'Oh,
it's not worth forming a college in
Victoria; there are not enough students who attend.'
This is an increase of 43 per cent
over last year's enrollment. Even
with the number in the college last
year there was not any too much
room, for a part of the top floor of the
Victoria High School building was set
aside for the use of the new college.
The High School itself was overcrowded, so very little space could be
granted for the use of Victoria College. The result was that both professors and students were working
under very trying conditions.
With no playing grounds, with a
gymnasium that could only be used
when it was not occupied by the High
School, the college was, however, able
to get together a rugby team and a
men's and a women's basketball team.
A Players' Club was formed which
staged  some  very    successful    plays
just after Christmas.    Boxing classes
were held under the    instruction    of
Cont'd  on  Page  7
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Mr. Bowser
Addresses Lit.
Lauds Idea of Student
The first meeting of the Men's
Literary Society was held on Wednesday evening in the auditorium. There
was a large gathering present, many
ladies having availed themselves of
the opportunity afforded by an "open
The Honorary President, Dr. MacDonald, was in the chair and after a
few opening remarks, called upon
Mr. Reg. Hodson, the President, to
address the meeting. Mr. Hodson
outlined the policy of the club for the
coming session, and said that the
Men's Lit. this year would assume
the form of a student parliament,
in order to accustom the members to
parliamentary procedure as well as
forming a much needed training
ground for debaters. There are to be
two main parties, the Government
and the Opposition.
Dr. MacDonald then introduced the
speaker of the evening, Hon. W. J.
Bowser, K. C, who was accorded an
enthusiastic reception.
Mr. Bowser gave reminiscences of
his former college days at Dalhousie,
where he and the late Sir Richard
McBride were leaders of opposing
parties in a mock parliament. Undoubtedly, said the speaker, the
foundations of leadership could be
formed from such a procedure. Out
lining the duties of the Speaker of
the House, Mr. Bowser laid great
stress upon the importance of that
gentleman conducting the business
with decorum and dignity. He pointed out that the speaker was largely
responsible for the discipline of the
house. In the Imperial Parliament,
a competent speaker retained his
seat for years—regardless of what
party might be in power. In Canada
however, the speaker retired from
position with the defeated party.
Speaking on the various forms of
Government, Mr. Bowser said, that,
while Party Government was not perfect, yet it was so far the best system
devised. It is a responsible form of
Government and includes all classes of
society. The modern "group" government was undoubtedly a product of
the restless times, and besides being
extremely unstable, it by no means
represented the people. It was largely of one class, and could not ho e to
meet the various problems, which confront a state, as well as the old tried
and tested system, that of party
government. The students were
warned against splitting their house
into numerous small groups, which,
embodying weakness, could make no
definite progress. For example, Mr.
Bowser pointed out the results of
(Continued on page 6.)
October 20, 1921
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Hot   Lunches   Served
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The Woman's Literary Society held
its opening meeting on Wednesday
October 12. The president, Miss
Portsmouth, spoke for a few minutes
before introducing the speaker of the
afternoon. She announced that Mrs.
Clark, the society's honorary president, had consented to take charge of
an informal class in debating and
oublic speaking which would materially help those who were interested
in the subject.
Dr. Sedgewick's subject was, opportunely enough, "Public Speaking,"
and though he disclaimed the title of
public speaker, he delivered himself
most authoritatively. He viewed public speaking as an art, as an art constantly misused. Its most vicious
forms are exemplified in the demagogue, the man who uses his power
wantonly; and in the execrable orator
who plays cat-and-mouse with his
audience. Speaking from the point of
view of the audience, he gave warning not to be caught up and swept a-
way by the first powerful speaker; to
avoid the "mob mind" which dispensed  with reason.
Formal debating, too, such as in our
intercollegiate affairs, has its pitfalls,
for frequently the debater must argue
for effect as against conviction, the
result being detrimental to his sincerity and stability of opinion. The
ideal form of public speaking is that
which prevails in the Oxford Union,
where men say what they think in
the manner which suits them best.
As to the practice of public speaking, Dr. Sedgewick said that in dealing with the ordinary audience, it was
quite necessary, in order that they
should not miss your particular point,
to mention when you were going to
make it, when you were making it.
and when you had made it; and that
nothing gave ease and confidence to
the debater in the same way as did
continued practice. Anyone at all interested in the subject should take advantage of every opportunity to speak.
And this is the point that the Women's Litary is emphasizing this session.
The Faculty Women's Club entertained the members present, and the
men who had been fortunate enough
fo see the invitation, to a charming
tea. Mrs. Brock, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs.
Wood, Mrs. Sedgewick, Mrs. Robertson, and Miss Bollert, joined; the tea-
tables were waited on by the girls of
the Lit. The generous hospitality
of the hostesses of the afternoon left
pleasant memories, and a precedent
which it will be hard to equal.
A meeting of the Players' Club was
held on Friday noon, and a hearty
welcome extended to the new members. The welcome was put forward
on behalf of the members of the club
by the retiring President, Mr. Bruce
Fraser, and the Hon. President, Mr.
F. G. C. Wood, Mr. Wood impressed upon the new-comers that
serious work was on the programme
of the Club. It was no place for the
idle, and the success that the members
had achieved in the past had left a
mark which was worth copying. Mr.
Wood said he looked forward to a
very successful year.
The programme of the Christmas
plays (Nov. 24, 25 and 26) is as follows:
"The Maker of Dreams," Oliphant
"The Twelve Pound Look" J. M.
"He" Eugene O'Neill.
"The Pot-boiler" Alice Gerstenberg.
The resignations of Mr. Bruce
Fraser, President, and Miss K. Portsmouth, Secretary, were accepted with
regret. The election results were as
Honorary Pres. Professor F. G. C.
Pres. Miss Norah Willis Arts '22.
Vice-Pres, Miss Dorothy Gill, Arts'22
Secretary, Miss K. Levison, Arts '22
The following on the executive committee: Mr I.acey Fisher. B.A.. Mr.
Jack Clyne Arts '23 and Mr. G. Livingstone, Arts '24. Professor Wood.
Professor Larsen and Dr. Clark were
appointed in the capacity of an advisory board.
Mrs. Lynn Wright, formerly Mary
Bonds, left this week with her small
daughter, Evelyn, to attend the wedding  of  Mae  Reddish,  in  New  York.
Mrs. Lynn Wright, formerly Ina
Landon, a daughter of Dr. I^andon,
who is on the Board of Trustees, is
living in Edmunds, Wash.
—Alumni News in Puget Sound
College "Trail".
Mr. Wright will certainly be annoyed at this revelation of his dual
'23   HIKE
Arts '23 (accustomed to take the
initiative) opened the class functions
of the term by a hike to Capilano
Canyon on Saturday, October 15.
The customery climatic condition of
Vancouver could not subdue the spirit
of the hikers, who still retain much
of their sophomoric exhuberance. The
damp but delightful march from the
car line to the Hotel Pavilion was
cheered by apples and song. At the
end of the journey little was left to be
desired. A roaring fire—a. delightful
lunch— a long and- slippery floor—
and (in courtesy) a piano. Later the
majority took advantage of a change
in the weather to do a little exploring
around the canyon. Then back for
,On the journey home in street car
and ferry ,the Vancouver Public Was
entertained in the usual manner by
vocal selections, Classical and otherwise.
On Friday afternoon. Dr. MacDonald
addressed a number of students, who
are interested in public sDeaking. It
was necessary, he said, to limit the
attendance of the class to a number
around twenty, and from all appearances, competition will be extremely
keen. That this class will alleviate a
long felt want, no one denies, and it
is entirely the good-heartedness of
Dr. MacDonald that is making such a
class possible, for it entirely unofficial and if- heaping considerable extra
work upon an already busy man.
Only those who are genuinely
interested in learning how to speak
are requested as members. The class
must be l'mited if any real progress
is to be made, and consequently there
■ s no room for "casual" students, who
drop in only when they have nothing
else to do. The class meets again
next Friday at 3p. m., and work will
be commenced at once. It is to be
hoped that every member will give
of his very best, and in that way try
to show Dr. MacDonald that his efforts on their behalf are sincerely appreciated.
The Publications Board announces
the appointment of Mr. Alan McLean
Hurst, Arts'22, to the position of brainwave' expert, or general roustabout.
His column will be a weekly feature
of the editorial page in future.
Sports Stuff
Most of the uniforms and
equipment you see in the different varsity athletic -fields
are from Lisle Fraser's.
The way the men look in
their suits shows you the care
that is taken to get proper
lines as well as quality.
You can always talk to
Fraser about equipment for
any game.
Lisle Fraser
Sporting Goods Dealer
Cor. Robson and Granville
"Better   Quality"
We make a specialty of
College Annuals
Ball Programmes
Etc, etc.
Students will do well to give us
a call before going elswhere.
578 Seymour Street
Phone Sey. 189
Ladies' and Children's Wear,   General Dry Goods
A full line of Children's and Women's Wear
Always an up-to-date range of Ladies' Waists in Voile, Crepe de Chine
and Georgette.    Cheaper than down town prices.
Also Neckwear, Underwear, Whitewear,  Corsets,  Hosiery and  Staples
at Moderate Prices.
If ,we please you, tell others—If not, tell us.
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Waterman Pens,   Eversharp Pencils
Mail orders promptly attended to
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Items in this column are selected from news
dispatches sent to the Ubyssey from colleges
and universities which, along with the University of British Columbia, are members of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
Dispatches from U. 11. C. will be sent regularly to P. I. P. A. editors of other publi-
:ations. i    4^<
The Toronto "Varsity" announces
that the "Goblin" will go to press
next week. The "Goblin," Toronto's
comic, has the largest circulation of
any college magazine in North America.
The Varsity:—A scheme by which
schoolmen may study aviation is now
complete. A story of the Air Board's
report on training candidates for all
forms of aviation—<^ivil and Governmental—has been received by the University authorities. The Air Board
has arranged that opportunity is to
be given to selected undergraduates
in Applied Science at Canadian universities for qualifying for air certi
ficates, and obtaining commissions in
Canadian Air Force or Reserve of
U. of Washington Daily—the three
Irish plays, "A Pot of Broth," by
Yeats; "The Workhouse Ward," by
Lady Gregory; and John Synge's "In
the Shadow of the Glen," are being
reproduced this week with practically
the same cast as in the summer production. "These plays are among the
finest comedies ever written," says
Glen Hughs, director of the casts.
The Sheaf — University of Saskatchewan:—The Literary Society will
open the1 seasons' programme with
a dramatization of works of Canadian
literature and music. It is expected
that Canadian Night will make a decided hit.
U. of Washington Daily—"That all
students found violating the honor
system of Washington will have their
names published in the Daily," was
decided at a recent meeting of the
senior council of the University.
U. of Washington Daily—Try-outs
for the Glee Club and the Women's
Ensemble resulted in the announcement of the names of twenty-four successful men candidates, and of twenty
girls who will compose the Ensemble.
O. A. C. Barometer, Corvallis, Ore: —
Can you run the 100 yard dash in 11
seconds? Broad jump 17 feet or better?
Vault a fence the height of your eye?
Dive over an obstacle five feet and
make a good recovery? And then finally scale a wall 12 feet high in less
than seven seconds? If you can you
will be classed with the three supermen discovered among the freshmen
in the examinations conducted in field
events. Out of more than 700 men
these three received the highest grade
obtainable in the try-outs.
U. of Washington Daily:—Stetson
hats and old clothes were officially ad-
octed as the traditional garb of the
Junior class this year. Stetsons were
worn by the Juniors last year, and it
was urged that the tradition be stabilized this  year.
Reno, Nev.—Plans tor a big carnival, which will be staged in Wing-
field on the 15th of the month, are
nearly complete. All fraternal and
social organizations on the campus
Till operate concessions, proceeds of
which will be turned over to the
Alumni association, to provide funds
for an annual scholarship.
U. of Washington Daily—The tooth
of a prehistoric animal was unearthed
at, Maganola Bluff last week, and identified by Dr. Trevor Kincaid, professor of zoology, as part of the remains of a mammoth that has been
extinct for possibly forty thousand
(Continued from page 1.)
each lorded over by an official whose
authority was like the law of the Almighty. This official maintained a
standing army of from fifty to a hundred thousand men— and these were
poorly treated and unpaid. Riots
were frequent and retribution in the
form of ruthless slaughter was waged
upon innocent and guilty alike. The
rights of foreigners were respected,
and it was a pathetic sight to see
thousands of refugees crowd around
the foreign hospitals seeking the protection of an alien flag. What is more,
neither the government nor the people
themselves seem to have any idea of
change. Life is loved dearly for its
own sake; but is held very cheaply.
Death, pestilence, and famine has been
the lot of this stricken people for over
four thousand years, and is likely to be
for that many more. It is expected
and taken with the stolidity and apathy, so marked in the Chinese character. The people in one community
know not and care less how their
country-men are faring in another.
The struggle tor bare existence takes
up their whole life.
Dr. McCallum stated that "Ancestor worship" was the curse of
China. Each man reverences his parents, whose authority is supreme;
consequently he wishes to have as
many believe in him as possible. The
result is an abnormal birth-rate; males
come first, for they are useful children,, while the female is looked upon
as one of utter degradation. The
power of life and death lies with the
parents; strangulation of female children is common and even at the present
time the bodies of unfortunate infants
dot the garbage heaps. Barges of
mercy collected these bodies for interment to save them from the ravage of
numerous half-wild dogs and it was
only a month or so aga that the speaker, while examining a pile of rubbish,
noticed therein the fingers of a child.
"Is it any wonder that nearly thirty
million Chinese die each year?" he
There are about ten thousand students in China, but these do not elevate conditions in any way. They
are helpless, and each seems to have
a different idea as to the solution of
his country's woes. The dialect of
one province is not understood in
another, and there are four thousand
characters in the Chinese language.
The Chinese system of writing imposes from four to six years' handicap
work upon its students. Nations haye
conquered China and in turn have been
swallowed whole by the masses of
their vanquished   foemen.
Regarding Japan, but 19% of the
land is arrable. The Japanese are
not a migratory people and as a rule,
refuse to leave their home land in
any conspicious numbers. They have
Korea, a part of Manchura and Formosa, yet in these countries there are
comparatively few Japanese. The idea
of a Japanese menace Is preposterous,
the work of sectional yellow journalists, according to Dr. McCallum.
In closing, Dr. McCallum made a
plea for broad-mindedness on the part
of western people. The Eastern problem is a mighty one, and the future
peace of the world rests upon its
settlement. A policy of sympathetic
broadmindedness must be used, for it
is a case of 1000 million Orientals on
one side and 500 million of Western
people   upon the other.
We are at present greatly handicapped by the small number of good
Varsity Yells. Surely there are among
the students some who can evolve
some yells of the right variety, short,
snappy and to the point. Versification
is not essential. Get the idea, write
it up, try it out on the family and if
it sounds good turn it In to the
Marshal Sid Anderson, or to any of
the yell leaders, Brick Anderson, Joe
Giegerich or George Clark.
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October 20, 1921
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We have just received another
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In the common rooms and the corridors, in the columns of the "Ubyssey"
and even in our interviews with our
professors, we are discussing in various forms "the problem of the curriculum," "why is a college?" or "what
is the use of such-and-such a department?" We have an uneasy feeling
that the University of British Columbia has no longer the plea of infancy
to offer when criticised upon its administration. Despite imperfect facilities and a large student body it has
a faculty which is excellently developed, especially along certain lines, and
we are surprised that the co-ordination
of the administrative body seems to
be imperfect.
A case in point is the difficulty regarding library hours, which suggests
that those in control are out of touch
with student feeling: if this is the
case, it is a calamity. As soon as it
became obvious that student opinion
was unanimous in opposing the decision of the faculty on this comparatively unimportant matter, the question was reconsidered, those responsible frankly implying that they were
not acquainted with the full merits
of the situation.
Behind every educational institution
there is a theory of life, a principle of
education, in the light of which
courses are instituted and appropriations made. Is it not time that the
University of B. C. shoud commence
to establish its tradition in this matter
At present our minds are in utter confusion upon the subject.
We find some students upholding
the acts of the authorities, others
criticising adversely: no one knows
whether the University is founded
and directed on fundamental and progressive principles or on personal opinion based on a sort of instution.
We trust, certainly, but we do not
know: and until we have some definite understanding on the question
our criticism must remain ill-directed
and practically valueless.
Before the University goes much
farther in its expansion it would be
well that the student should be informed of whatever theory is behind
the present policy of the directing
heads. Student opinion is a potent!
force for either good or ill. Shall it
°cntinue to expand itself in blind attacks on ideas which may be entire-
misconceptions of the case, or shall
it be given access to the facts, so that
it may confine itself to constructive
and well-meant criticism?
Initiation night is one of the few
times when the student body of the
University is on parade before the
the citizens of Vancouver. It is then
that the worthy people who pay taxes
for the upkeep of our institution see
us together, and judge of the kind of
young manhood and womanhood that
is being trained by the expenditure
of their money. And it is by our
marching, by our .singing, our acting,
by our stunts and by our behavior that
they form their opinion. So it behooves us to show the best that is in
us on that occasion.
That is why the down-town parade,
following the initiation proper, is the
important part of the night's activities.
It achieves a double purpose, that of
letting the freshmen know what it is
to belong to the "gang", and that of
letting the people of Vancouver know
who the "gang" are.
It must be said that the parade this
year was probably the best in the history of The University. Better order
was kept and there was little or no
straggling outside the ranks; there
was an organized party in front which
kept the pace steady, and prevented
the senseless rushing of other days;
the yelling at the corners went off
well, and the stunts were good; while
the doings around the bonfire were
the best finish of any initiation parade yet,—in a word, good organization
was evident. For this all honor is
due to the Marshal and his henchmen.
The organization was good this
year,— but it can be a great deal
better yet. With a little more planning, and a little more preparation
we can have a better parade, more
concentrated noise, a lot of extra
stunts and a bigger bonfire. Let's
do it next year. It will do the Freshmen good, all of us will have a fine
time, the people of Vancouver will
like it, the University will be better
advertised—and who knows but what
it may hasten our departure to that
land of promise, the far away Point
We wonder if the upper classmen,
who viewed the parade from the vantage points of automobiles, street
corners and the protection of their
lady friends, enjoyed the fun as much
as those of us who hiked. Perhaps
they did. But the parade is for
everybody, not for freshmen only, and
the sooner we realize that fact the
better will be our vaunted college
Evidence of the weakness of the
Students'   Council:
The mighty reviving themselves
with Cafeteria tea at midnight after
a   recent   strenuous   session.
Our thanks are due to the Admiration Cigar people, who bombarded
the ranks of the marching freshmen
with packets of cigarettes,— which
the sophomores eagerly seized; and
to the "Mission" manager who distributed chocolates amongst the student customers, after the bonfire; as
well as to all the good citizens of
Vancouver who entered so heartily
into the spirit of the fun.
*    *    *
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
So do too many yell-leaders, working
independently. One man in the cen-
tre^ with a few others taking their
time  from  him,  will  fill  the  bill.
Of the making of many books there
is no end, but to get at them is another  matter.
Secretaries of societies, publicity
agents and others interested are requested to turn in reports of coming
events to the Publication Office before
5 P.M. Monday of each week. There
is a column called The Week's Events
for this  purpose.
There are among us those of whom
it is said "Eyes have they, but they
see not," We had thought that sufficient emphasis had been laid upon
the fact that courses could be chosen only in conformity with the calendar regulations set forth in detail
between pages 73 and 76. In spite
of wearying repetition, however,
certain students have not observed
these rules.
Now the Registrar will not be able
to give his attention to the case of
those who are pursuing impossible
courses, until about Christmas. And
though it will be annoying to him,
it will be nothing short of disastrous
to the student who is brought up
short when the term is half over,
and compelled to revise1 his ill-
chosen   course.
The Registrar has posted a detailed notice in the main hall, where
all who run may read, and our advice is to study it, then to study
the calendar, then apply the results
of your study to your course; and
if you can leave it with a happy
conscience, all's well. If not, then
accept the Registrar's invitation to
come and get straightened out. He
will show you in what respect your
course has not; been properly selected; and incidentally you will save
yourself unpleasantness at Christmas.
"A student is held responsible for
the   correctness   of  his   registration."
Mid   Term.    .Time   Four   Minutes
What do cattle eat in winter?
What's a haggis. Where is the splinter?
How does a Negro learn to spell?
What is in  Heaven?  Where  is  Hell?
Who is  the man that's  in  the moon?
Why is a jack-knife not a spoon.
Why  doesn't   water   run   up   hill?
Who is the doctor?    What is a pill?
Why dosen't the sun go round the
What is the tail of a dead rat worth?
What is the meaning of "tommy rot"?
What is a question?   What is what?
The Debates Manager, Mr. George
Clark, has just received a letter from
Reed College, to the effect that there,
can be no debate with that institution
until after Christmas. This means
that there will be no debate before
our annual affair with Washington,
which will occur sometime in January.
The Alberta debate will be held a
little later, followed by that with Reed
if it can be arranged.
Tryouts will take place shortly,
when his men will be picked, four
for Washington, four for Reed, and
two to contend with Alberta. We
have a line on prospects, hut there is
room for as many more. Here is a
chance for any who wish to debate—
or even wish to learn to debate. All
you have to do is to hand in your
name to Mr. Clarke, Arts "22, and
you will get your opportunity,—so
step to it. October 20,1921
(With apologies to the author of
When the moon is round and rusty-
And snowdrops hover in the air,
I long to seek my (enamelled) cast-
iron bed
In quiet thought— to curl my hair.
The still (k)n:ght wears a misty veil,
As,   wrapped   in   cheesecloth,   maiden
You shiver at the masquerade
In silent thought and short bobbed
So I, when clothed in , spun
Together for a festal gown
Would  jump  and  jolt and  shout  and
In a wild and woolly western town.
M.  A.  M.
Dean Coleman will address a meeting in room Z on Monday next, at
noon. While the subject has not
been announced, we know it will be
of the greatest interest to those who
wish to attend. Dr. Coleman needs
no introduction to the students of the
U. B. C. and the bare fact alone,
that he is going to speak should attract a considerable crowd. Come
early  and  avoid  the  rush  for   seats.
The Men of Arts '25 met on Tuesday n'oon and an informal discussion
was held. Then followed the elections for Literary Representative was
also Press Agent. Mr. Martin was
elected as Literary Representative and
Mr. McKenzie takes over the duties
of Press   Agent.
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The Editor "Ubyssey".
Dear Sir: Although all students on registering filled out special cards tor
the Students' Council, as yet there is
no sign of any attempt to organise
enough new societies to ensure offices
tor all who desire to gain experience
in executive positions.
A perusal or university calendars
and handbooks will show how other
institutions have found the means of
providing live and progressive undergraduates with practice in securing the
public   attention.
,In one college every nattonalty has its
separate executive besides a Cosmopolitan Club which includes all. There
are separate clubs, some very exclusive,
tor such games as chess and checkers
and for nearly all the writers of note,
in athletics associations have been started or are under way for promotion of
interest in clock-golf, quoits, and croquet, for those who cannot undertake
the major sports. In the fine arts students are organising to participate in
water-colouring, plasticene-modelling,
and the presentation of mediaeval and
mediocre  drama.
There is also an undercurrent of
opinion that the major executives might
well be enlarged. Each class could
have several extra vice-presidents and
might have representatives on the Students' Council to take the place of absentees and perhaps obtain sounder deliberation at the same time that the
ambitions of more aspirants for the
highest  honours   are  fulfilled.
Then, too, the students in each course
could incorporate as a club with their
instructor as honorary president, thus
bringing the more backward members
of  the  faculty  into  prominence.
The requisite publicity could be provided by publishing your journal twice
a week, which would also give practice
in assuming responsibility to another
large group of students with underdeveloped faculties at a little more than
twice  the  present  expense.
The writer believes that the adoption
of these measures in conjunction with
the closing of the library to give students time for other pursuits would exercise a retaining influence on the in-
telulcetual development of all but the
most   confirmed   bookworms.
Editor   "Ubyssey".
Sir,—In your last issue I noticed that
someone took the annual "fling" at the
Publications   board.
That criticism in my opinion was
hasty and except in its remark concerning   the binding,  untrue.
In the sentence "They had five months
for the job but what is the result?" the
writer exhibits either his absolute ignorance otf everything connected with
Publications or his colossal nerve in assuming that those who have given of
their time and ability had nothing else
to do.
That its "write ups" contain no useful information; that the "executive
lists", (except in a few isolated cases)
are out of date; are such apparent misstatements that no comment is necessary.
There is not a student of any year
of any faculty who knows what is in
the handbook or knows any more about
student organization in this university
than is contained in the handbook. I
make this statement challenging the
writer  or  any  one  else.
The "criticism" sounded like the rabid
ravings of a student whose sense of
importance was injured by someone else
obtaining  a  handbook  before   he  did.
Mr. Editor might I suggest that
"A. G. S." be appointed editor of next
year's handbook. It would be so useful
vou know.
Editor "Ubyssey".
Dear Sir; The present overcrowded
state of the University is a serious
detriment to its efficiency, and it is
evi'dent that the congestion will be even
worse as the years go on, until one of
three events take place.
Either the Government will complete
the buildings at Point Grey, or the
faculty will be compelled to refuse admittance to qualified students or some
means will be found to decrease the
number of students taking non-professional   "culture   courses."
The Government has signified that it
has not the slightest intention of establishing the University at the Point.
The faculty and governors are determined that every qualified student shall be
given an opportunity of completing his
or her education._ So we are forced to
the distasteful conclusion that the only
way out of the situation lies in restricting the number of students graduating
in  academic  subjects.
Last year out of the eighty-two who
were given their B.A. degree, only 16
had the ability and the initiative to take
Honors. Over 7€% of those taking the
pass course were women, and of these
only a small minority graduated in a
This is the question that must be
faced. Who is of most value to the
community, a graduate in French literature or a graduate in Civil Engineering
or Bacteriology? Both are important,
but one must give  place.
Is it right that a woman who is taking
a pass course in, say Philosophy, and
who will probably be married within
Ave years of graduation, and within ten
will have forgotten all the Philosophy
she ever knew, should be permitted
to prevent some other student from
learning the fundamentals of his life
Yours   truly.
Editor   Ubyssey:
Dear Sir: With regard to the bonfire held last Saturday night, I would
like to make a suggestion.
Let it be one of the obligations of
the freshmen to construct a bon-fire,
two or treee days before the initiation.
Then a guard of freshmen could be
placed and the upper years organize
attacks to fire it. To make it fair for
all regulations could be set.
This would be an admirable precedent to establish and would always
be  something  to  be  looked  forward  to.
However I would like to hear other
suggestions on this.
A. L. H. S.
Sec. '23
Before a small but enthusiastic audience, Dean Miller of the Univerity
of Washington spoke on the business
depression of 1920 and it causes.
Dr. Miller is a well known man in
both educational and business circles
and it is to be regretted that such a
small part of our student body had
the  privilege  of hearing  him   speak.
Vivid, forceful and possessing a
striking personality, Dr. Miller showed how the great business depression
in the United States was caused by
the large sales of munitions and foodstuffs by that country to various
European countries. The credit from
the U. S. to these countries became
frozen and this caused a tie-un of
from three to four thousand millions
in U. S. Exports. This stagnation in
its turn caused a back-flow of industry, which eventually broke up the
period of prosperity we had been enjoying.
This was a lesson to the business
world— for only through the study of
Economics could such a calamity he
foreseen. There was a universal cry
for an education on a broader foundation going up from all fields of endeavor. What one wanted was not
over-specialization in one— b t a
correlation of several branches of education. Correlation lifted one from
the narrow channel,—made one
broader-minded and produced the
"composite" men and women who
formed the essential part of all modern business. Although the business
man of today possibly can not see
this point of view, it will soon be only
too apparent, said Dr. Miller.
Nine-tenths of present day business
is run on the credit system, said the
speaker, and of course it is easily
seen what happened if the banks
tightened up, as they did at the commencement of the recent depression.
Better times are coming, for already
the banking system is again allowing
credit to flow freely, and this is the
commencement of the up-hill climb
to prosperity.
It is sincerely hoped that Dr. Miller
will find time^to address us on his
next trip to Vancouver.
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The Letters Club met last Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. F.
G. C. Wood for discussion on the
trend of modern drama. Three five-
minute papers were read; Miss Willis on the Thesis play, Miss McKinnon on dramatic realism, and Mr.
Coope on the fantasy play. The remainder of the time was spent in
consideration of these phases, and
their  Influence.
A meeting of the Women's Athletic
Association was held on Monday at
noon, in Room 33. The president, Miss
Eveleigh, outlined the various branches of athletics, urging the girls to
join at least one, and to lend their
moral support to all by attending the
games. She also stated that this year
the girls who attend gym and swimming classes will have an opportunity
to gain their letters by a system of
competition. The presidents of the
organizations explained the arrangements which had been made for practices, and urged the girls to turn out
regularly. The Basketball, Swimmime
and Gymnasium Clubs are already
well under way, and the Grass and Ice
Hockey Clubs hope to have their arrangements completed in a few days.
All indications point to a record year
in Women's athletics.
The attention of the Debating or
Literary Representatives of the various Years in Arts, Science and Agriculture is respectfully called to
Section P. "Interclass Debates", Subsection 2 of the Bylaws of the Men's
Literary Society. This Clause reads:
"Any Class or Faculty may compete,
provided an application to do so is
handed to the Secretary of the Men's
Lit. before the last day of October."
A complete copy of the Bylaws governing Interclass Debates may be had
on application to the undersigned.
Sec. Treas.
Mr. Bowser Addresses Lit.
Cont'd from Page 1
such subdividing in various provincial
governments throughout Canada. In
concluding, Mr. Bowser wished the
members of the Men's Lit. every success and predicted that some of the
members of the 1921 Mock Parliament, would some day take their
places in the Federal Parliment at Ottawa.
"Kitsilano," followed by a rousing
"Sky-Rocket" for Mr. Bowser, were
given with the usual spirit. and the
interesting meeting came to a close.
The Literary Corner
I wore gingham  dresses,
And learned to sweep and bake,
AXia  mother always let  me
Mix the special Sunday Cake.
I  thought  of  Summer's  wild  flowers,
And  of nuts  in  Autumn time,
Of     dances     through     the     meadow
And all  our glad  playtime.
The lattice of my chamber
Was brushed by apple boughs—
And life was just sweet breathing,
And  work,  and  Mother's  brows.
Then— on a night in Maytime
When delicate and fleet
The magic  of  the  moonglow
Wavered about my feet.
I  stood  beside the  casement.
And lo— came stealing by,
Pierrot with  eyes of laughter
And lips that held a sigh.
He  stood there  in the  moonlight
And played .his lute to me,
Pierrot, the immortal lover
Beneath  my apple tree.
Then he was gone— though truly
I did not see him pass;
And where he stood, I found next day
White  violets   in  the  grass.
So now I do my housework,
But all unreal it seems,
And ever low lute-music
Whispers  amid  my  dreams.
And all of me is waiting,
For  I   know—  grown   sudden   wise-
Some day he'll come, the lover,
Who will laugh with Pierrot's eyes.
And the apple boughs that wake me
With their tapping, hear me say
as I run to greet the sunrise—
"Perhaps  he'll  come  to-day."
S. M.
AU last years graduating class are
following their profession either in
i-ractical farming or demonstration
Miss M. T. Mounce B. A., B. S. A.
was appointed Extension assistant,
Department of Dairying, U. B. C.
G. S. Coward B. A., B. S. A. is
teaching Botany and Chemistry in the
Victoria   High   School.
Dick Palmer B. S. A. is in charge
of the orchard at the Summerland
Experimental  Farm.
Dick Leckie B. S. A. is fruit inspector  at  Salmon Arm,  B.  C.
C. A. Lamb is on his father's farm
at   Cloverdale.
F. F. McKenzie is in charge of the
Beef Herd at Point Grey.
0. E. Traves is District Poultry Instructor stationed at Grand Forks.
B. C.
H. R. L. Davis is on his farm at
At a meeting of the Executive of
the Agriculture Discussion Club on
Thursday it was decided that the next
meeting of the Club should be in the
form of a Mock Parliament. The
house is to be made up of thirty-two
Coalition members, seventeen Liberals,
and seven Farmers. Mr. A. E. Riley
is to act as Premier, Mr. W- J- Riley,
leader of the Opposition, and Mr. A.
Blair leader of the Farmers. There
are four bills to be introduced, all
dealing with current events of agricultural importance. These should
give all members a chance to express
their views on these topics.
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Next Saturday when the Rowing
Club and Varsity clash at Brockton
Point, there will be fought out what
promises to be the crucial game of the
Miller cup series.
To date both these teams are unbeaten. The Rowing Club has so far
defeated both the Centrals and Canadian Bank of Commerce; to win
against us might mean the passing of
the Miller Cup, while a victory for
Varsity gives every reason to hope
that it will remain within the College
walls  for yet  another  year.
In their previous match Varsity
with but two practices played the C.
B. of C. team to a draw. Since that
date they have steadily improved and
when they step onto the field next
Saturday afternoon it will be with
every hope of success.
On such an occasion it is up to each
member of the Student Body to be on
hand to support the team.
Here is an opportunity for us to
show that the College Spirit, which so
materially helped us to victory last
Christmas day is not only alive but (in
the intervening months) has continued to flourish and increase.
"We  must  beat  Rowing  Club."
Few  Supporters  out
On Saturday afternoon at the
Cambie Street grounds Varsity played a fine game with West Vancouver,
no goals being scored. The game
was featured by the brilliant display
of Varsity and the lamentable lack of
supporters on hand. It is too bad
that, in view of the fine game which
the boys play they go through the
whole season without enough supporters coming to the games to give a good
yell. Do not leave it to the team alone
to fight, but turn out and give soccer
active support.
West Vancouver started with a
rush but were soon stopped by
Crute, who played a sound game at
back. Mid-field play followed, then
Lundie got away on the right. Although inclined to wander, Jack
makes up a fine wing with Cant. Del-
court was forced to save a hot one
from Cameron. Neither team scored
in the first half, play being fairly
The second half was a repetition of
the first. The play went from end
to end. West Vancouver was a-
warded a penalty when Crute handled. Calder saved. Varsity also missed a penalty when Crute sent the
ball over the posts. The game ended
soon after 0-0. Crute, Jackson, Emery and Buckley played well for the
Lineup: Calder, Crute, Cant, Man-
con, Buckley, Emery, Lundie, Cant,
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Professor Elliott. But student activities were not confined to this side
of college life. Many high marks were
obtained in the Easter examinations,
one first year student gaining an
average of 94 per cent., thereby winning a scholarship donated by the
Kiwanis  Club of Victoria.
One good idea was instituted by the
College and that was the getting of
noted lecturers to come and give special lectures to the assembled students
and any outsiders who wished to attend.
The same system of government as
that employed at the University was
tried with great success. The constitution of the college was also
drawn up on the same lines as that
of the parent institution.
So much for last year. This year
the College has left the High School
building and moved into "Craigdar-
roch" which is at .least one of the
most  imposing  buildings  in the city.
"Craigdarroch" was first known as
"Dunsmuir Castle", being the former
home of the late Mr. Robert Dunsmuir, who left it to take up his residence at Hatly Park." "Craigdarroch"
then became a temporary hospital for
the Soldier's Civil Re-Establishment,
having been remodelled and modernized, thus making it suitable for educational purposes, and incidentally an
ideal place for a college.
At present there is ample space for
the one hundred students who are enrolled, and there is plenty of room for
expansion. In fact there is talk of
providing in the near future residence
in the building for at least twenty
women students.
The building, as it stands with its
red-tiled roofs and lofty towers, can be
seen from almost any part of the city.
It is built of grey sandstone while the
interior is handsomely finished in
oak and mahogany.
On the main floor, besides the library, there is a spacious room used by
the College as an assembly hall, while
on the second and third floors there
are the classrooms. The top floor is
at  present  unoccupied.
The student activities for this year
are well under way. The Athletic
Society proposes to field a rugby team
as well as basketball teams. Boxing
classes are again being resumed under
Prof. Elliott. Several light plays will
be staged by the Players' Club towards the close of this term. Mme.
Sanderson-Mongin is forming a "cercle
Francaise" similar to the one of last
year. Several dances and social affairs will be held under the direction
of the social committee during the
winter season.
The 1921-22  students    are    all    extremely    satisfied    with    their    new
home.     Few   colleges   are   housed   in
a more dignified building than "Craigdarroch".    However,  those  of the  U.
B. C. who have the pleasure of going
over to play against the College bas-1
ketball and rugby teams will have an j
opportunity of    seeing    a    very    fine j
specimen  of a  really    compact    and j
complete  little  College.
We only hope that strangers seeing
the magnificient building of the one
and only offspring of the' University
of British Columbia will not be led to
go and see the buildings of the parent
institution, expecting to find structures much more awe-inspiring, such
as would befit the mother of such an.
offspring. But after all a university,
to be a good university, does not necessarily have to have wonderful buildings. They help, it is true, but it is
the people inside who count for most.
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fastened over one side so the
throat forms a V—and when the
back is shirred. Pockets are
made for the ever-elusive handkerchief, and are bound in satin
in the same shade as the guwn,
which may be American beauty
blue, plum, or apricot. These ar:
$15.75. If not in corduroy, then
why not in beacon cloth? Price
575 Granville Street 8
October 20, 1921
with acknowledgements K. C. B.
The Other Night while
We were smoking our cigars
In the library of our
Shaughnessy Heights boarding house
We heard an awful noise.
Over at the  University.
We went down  and found.
A temporary beauty parlour
Set up on the Campus.
Where  Freshies were having
Their faces  massaged.
And   hair  shampooed.
All free of charge.
We buzzed around.
And flitted to and fro.
Amongst the yelling mob
And after taking it all in.
We   thought.
"Gee, we're glad.
We're   not  a   Freshie"
But when we saw.
The spirit in   which.
They took it all.
And saw them do.
Their Stunts downtown.
We agreed   with.
Doc and.
Art  and.
That they're.
A darned good, bunch.
Of sports.
And if we only had.
The  where withal
We'd buy them each.
A Sundae.
But we couldn't, "'" -1
For we only had.
Forty cents for a.
Varsity Special.
For ourself.
But they  deserve
A  Lot of  Credit.
For the way in which
They played the game.
So   Here's to.
The Freshman  Class.
Of  1925.
(Continued from Page 1)
in May." Resuming, he marched
gloriously through Chinatown, where
feeling he was at last in his real element, he became boisterous. At last
the tide-flats were reached, and he
saw the pretty bon-fire, numerous
fireworks and heard speeches from
Doc Davidson, Mr. Wood, Art Lord
and others. Do you suppose Freshie
called it a night? He did not, for betaking his dirty, stinking self to
Purdy's, he filled his painted tummy
with all that wasn't good for it, sassed
a few girls and at last went home to
bed. We are wondering if there is
anything to the rumor that many are
now looking for new boarding-houses.
Well, good-times are scarce nowadays, and those Freshies surely ought
to feel -deep and profound gratitude
everytime a "Soph" appears on the
Every Freshman or Freshette is expected to attend the Reception. The
Sophs.Juniors and Seniors are hosts
for the evening.
The purpose of the Fresh Reception
is to have the new students meet the
old students. To carry this out at the
same time obviating the usual crush at
the reception the Committee is introducing something new.
If the following instructions are
obeyed, the evening will be a success:
1. Follow    the    directions    on    the
sign board.
2. Obey   the   orders  of   the  traffic
3. Read the rules of dance on programme and do not break them-.
4. Be   on time.
For those who do not dance entertainment will be provided.
The Sophomore, Junior and Senior
men are expected to give the Freshettes a good time; and the Sophomore.
Junior and Senior women are asked
to reserve all dances but first and last
for freshmen.
The hall is small and its crowd will
be large. In order that the reception
be a success the committee asks for
the co-operation of all.
This is going to be a good dance.
All students of the University are
heartly invited to attend.
A special meeting of the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society was held on
Friday to make arrangements for the
Annual Banquet and to decide on the
date of the Annual Dance. The Second Annual Banquet will be held in
the Auditorium on October 27th. The
object of this banquet is to give the
Aggie Freshmen an opportunity to
get acquainted with the Professors
and the members of other years. The
committee in charge are expecting to
make this event even surpass that of
last year. It was decided that the
Annual Dance should be held at Lester
Court on Jan. 29, 1922, instead of In
the Auditorium as on previous years.
Beginning Wednesday, October 19
talks will be given during the Wednesday noon hour on the professional
life and work in the various branches
of Engineering in which courses are
offered at the University of British
These talks are intended to assist
students in choosing the branch of
eng'neering best suited to their natural tastes and aptitudes and consequently the one in which they will
have the greatest chance of being
happy and  successful.
While the lectures are primarily for
Applied Science students in First
Year Arts or First Year Applied
Science, any student who is interested is  welcome to attend.
The first talk was given by Dean
Brock on Wednesday, in the Geology
Lecture Room at 12:20 p.m. Subject:
"The Professions in General."
Some Fire! Fellows!"
Clelland said he thought he knew
something about style, designs and
models, but he couldn't in his
wildest dreams have conceived anything to equal what he saw on Saturday during the Snake Dance
around the bonfire. Gee! it was
great, and he laughed like to kill
himself. If students are anything
they're artists sure enough.
Clelland only makes clothes,—
works of art, but every student
knows what they are, so "nuff sed"
Look in fellows when you're
around and maybe you can tell
Clelland something he doesn't
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Wild shrieks and howls, punctuated by roars from a megaphone, resounded in the upper hall as reluctant
freshettes were dragged from hiding
and rounded into an upper room. Then
they were called forth and seized by
a band of painted pirates who took a
fiendish pleasure in painting the freshettes red and black. On again and
into a secret meeting of the Klu Klux
Klan presided over by ghostly attendants. After solemnly swearing all-
allegiance to the college she was blindfolded and shot down a greased board.
"Must I push it with my nose?" indicated that she had now reached the
stage where it was necessary to chase
a potato downstairs with afore mem-
tioned nose. She was then given a
meal of worms i.e. spaghetti, and
shoved through a clever imitation of
a pig-sty. As she came out she was
seized and given an airplane ride followed by a taste of walking the plank.
Two kindly sophomores tarred and
feathered her under the chin and
passed her on. Finally her hair was
tied with green ribbon and a green
bib was pinned on. These she was
told to wear the coming week. Here
the Freshettes were divided. Some
were led into "Y" to be "murdered";
others after being embraced by a
snake were paired off to run wheelbarrow races in the Auditorium. They
were then given suckers and arrowroot biscuits and allowed to watch the
girls of the upper years enjoy the
customary refreshments. Later they
danced, if any could De found to forgive the gooey stickiness of the freshettes. T'was impossible to forget!
E.  O.  O.
A meeting of the Men's Athletic
Society was held on Monday at noon.
Dr. Davidson, Honorary President,
outlined the proposed activities of
the various clubs for the ensuing
year. It was also decided, that after
this year no graduates will be allowed to play on the Varsity teams. This
has been the subject of considerable
discussion for some time, and is finally settled. A successful year is
being   looked   forward   to.
All students are invited to take
part in the Outdoors Club Hike on
Saturday afternoon — weather permitting. The objective will be Mosquito Creek on the trail to Grouse
Mountain. A halt will be made here
for refreshments. A party of members, who are leaving on a later
ferry on their way to the Cabin will
be given a sendoff and also something more substantial in the way
of encouragement— namely something to eat. The party will then
continue on down to the Canyon
View   Hotel   and   then   home.
The party will catch the 1.40 ferry
for  North  Vancouver.
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