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Issued Twice Weekly fo the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
XI  I,  I fat
No. 19
the Bxtraordlnary General Meeting
I the Alma Mater Society, called for
Ndnesday, January 9, was adjourned
.bill Thursday because not enough
lembers were present to give tbe rehired majority vote to the important
isolations that were to he proposed.
•tore thi adjournment the resigns-
a of Mr. Tommy Berto was an*
iaoed.  The Student's Oounoil Wilt
jplve nomination* for hla successor
I president of the Men's Athletlo un-
I Friday, January il.   The minutes
! the previous meeting wire read and
lopted,  Mr. tolmie spoke of the in-
luslasm of the Eastern students for
le Federation and of the plan for
MhSnging atudenta with other uni*
AtOa Thursday a larger and more en*
Wllastl© meeting was held. Volun-
left passed around sheets tor signs*
iris and witnessed them. On Friday
Silrd meeting will be held, the reso*
ons read and slfnatures taken. By
111 means it Is hoped to get the re*
Hired endorsement.
, Mr. Tolmie explained that the reso*
lotions Will ensure that there will be
legal obstacle to the society build*
]t the gym and no way in which its
Hidings can *be taken away. Such
iauranoe is important to debenture
blders. The resolutions were pub*
Belied In the last Issue of this paper
Sad were placed on the notice boards.
Essay By Wilt. Donley
WinsG. M.Harvey Prize
* _____
gbe   presentation   of   the   Gerald
IS Harvey Prize for 1928 was made
Ir. J. N. Harvey in the President's
ee at the University of British Co-
j|bla, on Tuesday, January 8th. The
Winner was Mr. Wilfred Donley, who
graduated last May and who is at
present a Teaching Fellow in Economics at the University or California.
The priae, Which consists of books
of the value of $60.00 chosen by the
winner, ls offered annually for the
best essay written by an undergraduate of the University of British Columbia on Home subject connected
with the economic or political life of
Canada. Mr. Donley's) essay whs on
"The Oriental In Agriculture it: British Columbia."
In making the presentation, Mr.
Harvey mentioned that the prize had
tfoen established In memory of his
son. Gerald Myles Harvey, who died
diir)ng the war, at the age of olghteen,
ahd who had been a student of tho
University of British Columbia.
Dr. Archibald Speaks
To Chemistry Society
Dr. B. H. Archibald was the speaker at the open meeting of the Chemistry Society held on Wednesday after-
noo nin room Science 300, where he
gave a paper on "Some Reactions in
Liquid Ammonia."
Dr. Archibald Introduced his subject
by comparing liquid ammonia with
Water in which he pointed out many
similarities such as the power to
ionise compounds, Its hiKh latent
heats, etc. He then went on to show
the so-called "atnmono" ncldH. bases
aad salts had properties which made
them analogous to the common or
"equo" acids, bases and salts. The
speaker stated that there wero great
opportunities for research in this held,
the uncertainties of the reactions making the work at least Interesting even
it slightly haiardou*.
Varsity has not Inst all chances of
gaining the McKechnie Cup this year,
OS was stated In the last. Isau« of the
"Ubyseey," To get the cup wither
team mum win three out of five
games. So far Varsity has won no
gomes end lost two.
T. Berto Unable To
Tommy Berto, the men's athletlo
representative on the Students' Council, Is leaving the University In com*
pllance with doctor's orders. Al*
though he has recovered physically
from the last gamo between Varsity
and Vanoouver, his nerves are In no
condition to stand the strain of uni*
verslty work. He has left for Kim*
bertey where he wilt resume the post*
tion which he held there during the
His departure will be felt In many
directions for he has always taken a
keen Interest, in nil student activities.
He played on the Senior B-Basketball
Team Snd the Canadian Rugby Team,
As president of Men's Athletics he
actio as athletlo representative oh
the Students' Council, where his usual
vigour made him a valued member.
His resignation was accepted at the
last Students' Council meeting and a
motion was passed calling for nominations for his successor,
Alt those who have worked with
Tommy are loud in their praise ot his
organising ability and 'his energetic
support of all activities to which he
turned his attention. The concensus
of oplnon appears to be that it will be
difficult to find anyone to carry on his
work as well as It has been done in
the past. It Is to be hoped that
Tommy will be able to carry out his
present plan and return to U.B.C. next
Making their debut in the Tlsdall
Cup competition, Varsity will meet the
Firemen, Saturday, on the Brockton
Point oval, at 2.00 o'clock, in what
promises to be an Interesting tussle.
The olty flre-flghters will need all
their speed and ladder-climbing agility
to hold the fast-stepping College men,
who are out to repeat the trimming
they administered to tbe Firemen
when they met last year ln the Miller
Cup series. Since then, however, the
city team has improved greatly, as
shown by the opposition they gave
to the strong Meraloma team, and
their win against Seaforths.
Due to Injuries, the Varsity team
will be far from full strength. Noble,
Fraser, Wilson, McNeil and probably
Estabrook, will he missing from the
regular lineup. Hobby Oaul, swerve
artist, will hike a well-earned position In the backfleld, and Nixon, another promising Intermediate, will be
given a chance to prove his worth
in forward play. Dy all Indications
an Interesting hard-fought game will
be served up to the spectators by
these evenly matched teams.
Applications for the Delt Fellowships for Bc'entlflc research must be
received by April 16, 1929, according
to Information received by Stanley
W. Mathews, University registrar.
Not more than three Fellowships
will be awarded, states the notice, and
the election of Fellows will take place
on or about July 12, 1929.
Forms for application and all Information may be obtained by letter only,
addressed to the Rector, Imperial Col-
lego, South Kensington, London, S.W.
Further details may be obtained at
the registrar's ofllce.
Coming Events
O.T.C. Smoker. Mesonlo Hall,
10th  Avs, and Trimble St.,
1 p.m.
Intermediate  Rugby.    Varsity
vs Sx, Tech., Renfrew Park,
2 :S0 p.m.
Inter-colleglate   Debate.     Women'a   Building.     Manitoba
vs U.B.C.
Aggit   Ball,   Lester Court.
Soienoe Ball.
To Debate In Edmonton
",        I'lUAWI1    r'Hlr.TtPS
Immigration Problems To Be
Discussed Here Jan. 18
Manitoba Team Will Oppose Varsity Debaters
"Resolved that a quota system of immigration should be adopted by
Canada," is tbe subject to be thrashed out by Charles Brazier and Bernard
Tobin when they face debaters from Manitoba ln the Women's Building next
Friday night.
His Worship Mayor W. H. Malkin will preside in the chair, while H. R.
MaaMillan, head ot H. R. MacMillan Export Co., C. McAlpluo, and Leonard
Miller will act as judges.
This debate in one of the four contests held by the Wosteru Universities
Debating League. This year Varsity sends a team to Edmonton, and a team
from Manitoba comes here. Manitoba has a particularly strong debating
organization, due largely to the work of Prof. D. C. Harvey during hla stay
at Manitoba University, Who is now head of the U.B.C. History Department.
Tho home debaters, Charles Brazier
■Jit Jftemnrfant
The students of the University have
learned with regret of the death of
Miss Mary Sutherland, formerly a
member of Arts '31. The sincere sympathy of the student body is extended
to her sister, Miss Helen Sutherland,
of Arts '29, and to her family in their
L. A. Probes Cause
Of Many Failures
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11.—What the
principal factors are that cause college students to fall In their work,
and thus be obliged to abandon a college education. Is the purpose of a
study now being conducted by officers
of the University of California at Los
Angeles. '
Although every means is takon to
assist the falling student before he Is
allowed to discontinue his course, 600
students of the 6000 tn attendance at
U. C. L. A. last year were forced to
leave school owing to unsatisfactory
grades. It Is hoped that an Investigation of the various factors that have
to do with this situation will enable
the faculty to cut down this percentage appreciably In the future.
The records of the university for ihe
past two years are tho basis of the
study now being undertaken by tho
recorder'** office II will entail an enormous amount of detailed work and
Investigation, hut the rostilts promise
lo be of extreme value lo administrative work at universities, according
lo Recorder II. M. Showman,
'Lack of proper preparation for college work, loo heavy a schedule, excessive outside activities and lack of
Interest are some of the chief caution
of falling students," said Showman In
discussing the study. "We hope to
find a method for dealing wilh these
oases effectively, hy means of our Investigation and !hus reduce the high
percentage of students who aro yearly
dismissed, thus forcing them to give
up a college education In many cases."
and Bernard Tobln, have both had experience in inter-colleglate debates.
Denis Murphy and Orevllle Rowland
leave for Edmonton on Wednesday,
where thoy will represent U.B.C.
against the University of Alberta.
Orevllle Rowland has debated twice
before In inter-colleglate contests, besides having taken part ln Vancouver
Debating League fixtures. Last year
he debated against the University of
Saskatchewan. Ho Is president of the
Literary and Scientific Executive of
tlie   I'.H.C*.
Denis Murphy nan been an International debater since hla Freshman
year. He has taken part In lnter-class
and Intercity debates, and carried off
second prize in tlie oratorical contest
two years ago.
Tho home debate, which takes place
in the Women's Building, 7S2 Thurlow
Street, at 8 p.m., next Friday, promises
to be an Interesting encounter. Two
years ago U.B.C. met Manitoba here,
and won by a 2-1 decision.
Employment Bureau Started
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Salem, Jan. 11 (P.I.P.)—The Women's
Independent Association which was
organized recently is arranging an extensive program for the year. First
on tho program Is the establishment
of an employment bureau for the convenience of university women. A definite wage scale and definite hours will
be set to fit evjry position.
A cutelotMo containing the names
of those ^-'.rls wanting work will be
placed in tho dean's office so that It
tuny he accessible to every one. Each
member plans on getting ln touch
with high school offices tn her homo
town during Christmas vacation to determine vacancies In the teaching
staff for the coming year.
Oregon iUopts Norcl Idea
OREGON STATE COLLEGE. Corvallis, Oct. 11. (P.I.P.) ■-- Grldgraph
dances «ro popular here whenever the
college football team plays out of
town. The varsity association conducts a play by play description upon
a large electrically operated board In
the men's gymnasium for students
who cannot travel to see the team p'.ay
but wish to get the thrills.
Tim Unit Cuso if Actitu
At a meeting held Tuesday it was
deolded to disband the Soccer team
playing In tho Second Division. Various factors were responsible for thla
step. The team had struggled against
adversity 111 season, and the flail
blow was the loss of four of tbe team's
■tars. Todd, Hyndman, Allan, aad
Mitchell will not appear tor the team
again this season. The rest of tho
team will be used in the aecond team.
and a great improvement is expected
In their standing.
The Soccer Club deserves the sym*
pathy and support of the students, ft
is hut three or tour years ago that
Varsity, with the world-famous Mosher in goal, had one Of the finest team*
in the province. Students should a)0ft
remember the unselfish aot of the Sol*
cer Club last year, in voluntarily resigning their status as a major sport
in favor of Canadian Rugby,
Most of the factors contributing to
the decline of the round hall game In
the University were _outslde the control of the Soccer Club ItieU. The
long disagreement and ooustabt quar*
rolling Whioh wreaked the gbverblnt
association down-town had naturally
a deteriorating effect on soccer
throughout the province. Also ia the
University itself (interest has been
transferred to other sports, thus reducing the athletic talent at the disposal ot soccer,
This season Dr. Todd, tbe Club Executive, and the entire team worked
hard and deserved a better fate. It
can be said that, outside of athletic
prowoss, the Blue and Gold waa never
represented by a cleaner, fairer, harder-working team.
This last step taken by the team il
only temporary. They confidently expect that before many years a soccer
team from Varaity will again mako
a bold bid for honors in provincial
i, i'.H
i -i*i
New Year Decisions
By Council
The resignation of Thomas Berto,
the appointment of the Junior member to look alter all duties relating to
tin* N. F. ('. U. S.. an addition to the
committee engaged In the collection of
funds for tin* Imperial Conference,
and the buying of a piano for the
Musical Society, were the most important. Items occupying the Students'
Council at Its last meeting.
It was with deep regret' that Council had to accept the resignation of
Tommy Berto, who, due to ill heaUh,
has been forced to resign his position
as President of the Mens' Athletics,
In regard to this matter, Council IS
asking; that all nominations for the)
vacant position be in its hands by
Friday, January 11. The elections wilt
bo held the following Friday.
With the new Interest taken in' the
N. F. C. U. 8., the University Is being brought Into a closer bond of
friendship with Eastern colleges, and
a more organized system of Unking
Canadian Universities is slowly evolving. Doug. Macdonald ls the first to
be appointed to guide the work of
tho N. F. C. V. 8. on the campus, and
fuluro word of its work will come
through him.
In the matter of the committee
working en the funds for the Imperial
Conference, three new appointments
wen» made; R. Lucas, R, Hager and
R. Keyserllng.
Member* of Arts '30 are urgently
requested to attend a class meeting
in Applied Science 100, to-day at 18.15.
Matters to be discussed Include the
clod Ion of an athletlo representative
and the plans for the class party and
class draw.
Arts '31 Class Meotlng, to-day, at
noon, Art 100, Everyone out to Snd
out the final details about the Clasa
Draw and Claaa Party. THE    UBYSSEY
January 11^3929.
She iihgaafg
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association).
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• It may seem strange to readers that In speaking of education methods we should mention those ot the Soviet Union,
where as yet the work ot education is In ah experimental stage,
and no stable system has developed. The seal for education in
the Union, however, is perhaps unsurpassed by any country in
the world, and where such wide-spread enthusiasm exists there
must be some lesson that we in Canada oould learn.
Scott Hearing, In his book "Education In Soviet Russia"
■ays, "From its beginning to its end, the Soviet educational
system is built upon the study of and the participation in human
labor means, ot oourse, not hand work, but ln the terms of the
preparing for labor, or they are sharing in labor, (the terra
labor means, of oourse, not hard work, but in the terms of the
Soviet constitution: 'Effort that is productive or useful to
sooiety, including housekeeping')."
Another extract states, "The object of our school is tills:
To raise a useful member of human society, Joyous, vigorous
and able to work, alive with sooial instincts, accustomed to
organised society, knowing how to relate himself to the march
Of events, a firm defender of the ideals of the working class, an
able constructor of communist society."
And one other extraot from the books says, "We are trying
to combine the knower and the doer in one person; to unite
theory with practice. This education ia possible only where there
are no social classes. Its basis is social monism—a unified,
classless society."
Are not suoh objects worthy to strive for? How often does
this fact come up In our class-room: "Such and such a thing is
good in theory, but for some reason or other it fails in practice?"
Why should not we in Canada find out why our theories fail in
practice, and then do something to remedy unhappy conditions?
Our attitude seems to be: "What is good for me is good for
society." The Soviet attitude appears to be: "What is good for
society is good tor me." Our attitude has failed in education
(as well as in other lines) because our system does not allow
the "me" to mean every individual. On the other hand the
Soviet attitude will likewise fall unless they include everybody
In the word "society."
At Shy rate the Soviet experiment is interesting. We wonder
to what extent it will, have influenced the rest of the world 100
years from now?
The most obvious platitude of all is that Varsity is the home,
and perhaps even the parent of the host of platitudes that afflict
us in this life. It is merely necessary to sit in any lecture of any
department to hear the professional efforts in this direction.
The bright remarks in the various classes, and more especially
in the discussion groups, show that the student body is not
lacking in ability to keep its own end up. A perusal of any
examination paper, more especially that of a would-be honour
student industriously padding, is probably even more illuminating. To reach the heights, however, it is necessary to sit in on
one of the meetings of the various clubs in which the intelligentsia of the Varsity disport themselves. It even makes the professors "green" with envy to listen to them. The moral tone and
traditions of the Varsity, including that nebulous and often
absent thing known as college spirit, seem to be built up entirely
of platitudinous speeches. We hope for the sake of their illusions, freshmen will not read this. It is necessary to draw a
veil over the Annual write-ups. We are not responsible for
them; but, alas, even so, we have an uneasy feeling that the
worst offenses in this respect appear in print twice a week in the
guise of the "Ubyssey."
"Seventeenth Century Work" was
the topic of discussion at the meeting of the Alouette Club, held at the
home of Miss Olive Mouat, on Wednesday evening. Papers were given
by Miss Mennle and Miss Mclnnes,
and by Mr. Stedman and Mr. Hutson,
and extracts were read from Moliere's
Comedies. Two 17th century songs
were sung by Miss Negora and Mr.
llarr led the Club In aevoral French
songs. After refreshments were served, the meeting adjourned with the
singing of the "Marseillaise."
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Utters Club Prize
Students are reminded that a price
of MS< presented by R. L. Held, Esq.,
K.C, honorary member of the Letters
Club, Is offered annually for tho best
essay by an undergraduate student In
Arts, on an assigned subject in Canadian literature. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the
Department of English. The subjects
for this session are:
1. Isabella Valency Crawford.
2, Sir Gilbert Parker.
8.   Stephen Leaoock.
Essays should be at least 8000 words
in length. They need not be typewritten. They must be handed to Mr.
Larsen on or before April 1 next.
Physics Club
A well attended meeting of the Physics Club was held at 3.00 p.m. on
Wednesday, In Sc. 200. Mr. C. K.
Stedman spoke on "The Neon Lamp.'"
Special emphasis was laid on the
practical application of the lamp and
its relation to radio and wireless telegraphy was outlined. The second
speaker was Or. Hebb, who spoke on
"The Sun's Energy," and outlined the
theory of Milllkan on the origin of
"Cosmic Bays." Both speakers pre*
seated their subjects very Clearly and
avoided technical explanations, so that
all present were able to follow the
discussions in every detail.
C. O. T. C.
C. O. T. C. members will gather
this evening at a smoker to be held
at the Masonic Hall on Tenth Avenue
Just above Trimble. An attractive
program will be offered, commencing
at eight o'clock sharp. Information
will be given by officials ot the corps
concerning the program of Instruction
for the year. Members may bring
any of their friends who are interested in the work of the C. O. T. C.
A small charge will be made at the
Players' Club
The play chosen for the 14th annual performance of the Players'Club
of the University of British Columbia, Is "Rollo's Wild Oat," a comedy
ln three acts, by Clare Kummer. This
comedy has been successfully played
at Berkeley University, California.
The first try-outs were held on Wednesday, and as soon as a sufficient
number have been eliminated, rehearsals will be started.
International Club
There will be a meeting of the executive ot the international Club today at 12.15, in Arts' 106. Due to the
absence of tho president, Cameron
Klrby, from University for the earlier
part of this time, the executive must
draw up plans for the coming term.
All members of the executive must be
Featuring the llrst event of the new
term, the "Aggies" will hold their
"Annual Hail" In Lester Court, Feb.
1, It Is rumored that the "Aggies"
have special treats ln store this year,
suoh as snappy Innovations, peppy
music, "Our Own Band," not to mention Punch. Tickets are $2 00, and
will be on sale In the near future.
Freshman with no lectures Thursday afternoon, for business staff. See
Alan Chandler In business office be-
twsen 10 and 11, Monday or Wednesday mornings.
Engineering Institute
A meeting will be held ln Applied
Science 100 on Monday Noon, January 14. Prof. F. W. Vernon will give
a talk on "Aeroplanes and Aviation."
It will be illustrated with lantern
A meeting of reporters will be held
in the Publications Offloe at 12,15 on
Tuesday. All reporters ar* asked to
Woman needs no eulogy, she speaks
for herself.—Ex.. J.L,
«    *    •    •
Society memory being that delicate
process by which ono forgets the In-
ellglbles and remembers the ellglbles.
—Ex., J.L.
Philosophy Club
The Philosophy Club will begin activities for the term next week. There
will be a meeting at the home of Mr.
Harold Fullerton, 1200 Salisbury
Drive, on Wednesday, at 8 p.m.
In the past the Club meetings have
been addressed by outside speakers.
This term, however, emphasis Is being placed on student papers. The
first or these will be given on Wednesday evening by James Dunn, on
the subject, "The Psychology of Hero
All members are urged to attend,
as the programme promises to be very
Individual notices will be placed tn
the letter-racks on Saturday.
To g«»t to Harold Fullerton's home,
take No, 4 car to Williams St., walk
one block east of Commercial.
La Canadlenne
The first meeting of La Canadlenne
thin year will be hold Tuesday, January IH, at s o'clock, at the home of
MIhh Jean Mcintosh, fix 11 Marguerite
Avenue. Take car No. 7 to Adera and
walk west one block, turn to tne Mt
and walk half a block. All members
are urged to aitcttd and to bring an
anecdote. Those membe'ra who have
not yet paid their fees, are requested
to pay them at once to Mr. Dishoff.
VssMiivsr'i lustilss  BfshMtt OslUtS
Night School four nights eaoh
Students may enroU at any time
439 Eiohardl It.   at Hastings
Phone, Sey. S1S6
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All cheques must be certified and made payable to
"The University of British Columbia"
Arts and Science
Applied Science
Teacher Training Course, $30.00
Last Day for Payment
January 21.
F. DALLAS, Bursar w
Ss.-W*'   -T,
~ ^ANTJARY 11,1929.
"That being the oase," re*
marked tho Fret-nan, 'I'll take
a bottle.
The Alma Mater meeting laat
Wednesday was postponed be-
eauae the atudenta were not all
there,   la that unuaualT
(Slipover Sox)
TM very latest thlM in Hasisry
.. S-MrttHtee. or ilfiover lea ..
smart stylish, and Heap your
ats__-!!lu_L* "°" "vw> on
At a. M. Clarke's yeg'll And a
tasty pattern teas.
laamloea Fall Faahloned
m. 11.00
a pair a pair
Hosiery and Lingerie
' Specialists
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Gallants' Garments
Following the lead of other college
Journals we now present a list of garments suitable for wear at Varaity.
For the habitue of the Caf. there is
the choice between the bullet-proot
vest or the reversible ooat front which
enables the wearer to eat fearlessly ot
anything he desires no matter what
Its degree of spotting ability may be.
To the man who attempts to take a
reclining position while studying ln
the library there comes the new creations of padded pants. These are now
the vogue in the Bast and bid well to
take the placo of the portable cushion.
The car-owner and Aggie will appreciate the new type ot overall which
enables the owner to carry tools ln
the pockets. The Aggie will now be
able to take along an extra plow to
work while the car-owner will welcome, a new plaoe to carry his spare
Th* Sclencemen particularly will
enjoy the benefits of the armored coat
not only in lab. work, but when
attacking the Artsmen. Those coats
will also be invaluable when the CO.
T.C. starts target practise.
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a Specialty,
We make our own Candy and
Pastry from the best Inoredlenta
729 Oranvllle Street
Ot interest to all men will be the
newly patented tie pressor. This instrument takes the form of a large
boot. Its method of operation is quite
simple . The tie Is gently stretched
out on a piece of level pavement, then
the Operator of the pressor, wearing
It on his foot carefully steps all over
the tie until the creases are crushed
out or beyond recognizance.
A new mode that was started out
of necessity is the alternating sock
Idea. One sock ls different trom the
other or vice versa. A simple way to
tfet a pair of sox of this sort is to
lose two box from two pairs, being
careful to see that they are not the
same. Another method le to simply
change the sox around.
In undergrad circles, vielng in
popularity with the split Infinitive Is
the untearable shirt made of solid
asbestos weave, It Is slightly uncomfortable, but ts bound to endure since
It will not he worn.
Step-in spats wtll he a boon tn the
spat addict since they eliminate the
troublesome buttoning up the side,
They are made with a silt up the front
and down the hack which button up
or down according lo fancy of the
Another groat time saver Is the new
wrap-around glove. Instead of having
to button up the glovu a strip of wool
cloth Is wound around each of the
lingers then the palm aud lastly the
wrist.   The advantages are obvious.
Tho young man who follows these
suggestions on how to dress corructly
will be soon pointed out by all his
friends as the original dresser.
Geologist's Wit
Rocks Audience
audience In
to a large unfortunate
the Auditorium on New
Year's Day, Prof. Hurdluoka, of the
University of Harnell, delighted his
auditors with an extremely, and on
the whole, delightful leoture on Geology. The large congregation, which Included some students, was clearly delighted, and the tremendous amount
of applause following the learned
man's discourse, testified to tho delight of the audience, which, as indicated above, was extremely large and
The speaker began by flrst addressing himself to the chairman, and thon
to the delighted audience. It gave
him great pleasure, he said, to see before htm suoh a collection of happy,
smiling faces, He had often heard the
expression, "Milk from contented
cows," but until now, he had not real*
ised its significance. (Laughter.)
Casting all levity aside, however, he
.proposed to give a short talk on that
muoh misunderstood subject, Geology.
Only six thousand years ago, Geology was practically unknown. He
would even go so far as to say that It
was unknown. To-day, it is one of
life's biggest things; even undergraduates admit Its possibilities. Geology, aa an exact science was known
to Caesar Octave, the great Roman
Centaur. Wo are not without proof,
furthermore; that it was suspected by
E. Plurlbus Unum (called the Kelvin-
a tor), the leader of a band of musicians known as the Capltolinians.
The great man went on to recount
the growth of Geology through human
history, down to modern times. (This
ls omitted, owing to the fact that your
correspondent fell asleep for a few
He pointed out that it is not generally known that we are to-day living
In a coal-measures age. He, himself,
had discovered this with the aid of
a scientific balance.' He proposed to
call it the "Short Measures Period."
During the Archaic Era great sedimentary Incrustation proceeded to
crust. "Even the Coast Range Bathy-
lith was unaware that it offended,"
smiled the doctor, out of a clear sky,
In reference to that worthy's Ignorant
intrusion. (Loud laughter, and some
applause). Huge monolithic monstrosities, laid down In the Boraclo, were
forced to the bottom during the
Plasticine. No trace of them, Indeed,
has ever been found, which proves
that they must have gone. Huge
sentimental deposits came and went
over night.
"Whence they came, we know not,
And whore they went. Oort wot."
in tbe words of Wordsworth. Volcanoes appeared everywhere one least
wanted them most. Huge earthquakes
tilled the air. Altogether things were
devilish unpleasant.
Three months afterwards, the Rocky
Mountains were built, over a period
of a million years, though not a government Job. And there they stand,
In mute testimony to the industry and
integrity ot the inhabitants of this
great country of oun>. (More applause).
In concluding, the speaker hoped he
had not trespassed too far upon the
time of his most appreciative audience, and expressed his keen satisfaction at having had the opportunity
to address such an Intelligent gathering (long and continued applause).
The applause, ln fact, was so great,
that the Professor obliged with an encore (which follows): "The History of
Vancouver," after which he made good
his escape, unnoticed by the dozing
Tho Geological History of Vancouver,
(1) Deposition of sentiments in the
(2) Elevation of the land during the
CD lOroslon during the Upper Calls-
Ibenlc and the lower Amphibian.
(4i Volcanic disturbance and nervous depression during the greater
part of the Neurotic.
(5) Depression of the land by Ice
aud deposition of Pneumonic hIUm lu
tho AiitlphloKlstlne.
nil Disappearance of the Ice, aud
the coming ef the leotnan.
The Bus
It Is an undoubted fact that moat
people at this University take little
Interest in the busses. Such interest
aa they show Is apparently confined to
matters of schedule and seating
capacity and perhaps a vague wonder
why their "nine o'clock apecial" always arrives at »:0l a.m.
Now thla Is a sad state of affairs.
There Is romance and poetry about a
bus. There muat be, even If It takes
one of our local minor poets to find It.
Think of the poesy of its dally routine. Every morning multitudes of
students pack themselves Into Its
vitals and set forth on their voyage
In quest of Higher Education. In Its
heterogeneous crew there are Arts-
men, pursuers of culture, 8clencemen
ot practical bent and sometimes
Aggies, lovers of the earth, There
are scholars sitting and thinking of
their studies and co-eds sitting. There
are occasional professors, Jostled into
a corner by their pupils. There are
O.T.C. men and pacifists, half-baked
socialists and budding capitalists, rugby players and chess players all swaying in unison with the Jolting bus and
treading on one anothers toes with
Surely there ls romance In the way
the bus Journeys through the wilderness like the Covered Wagon bearing
its human freight to the promised
land. Who oan but admire the
strength of the protective bus as it
guards its passengors from the threats
of "Sitting Bull" tho speed cop. Flivvers and autos go in dread of that
lurking menace, but the courageous
bus, hooting defiance, roars on without hesitation while its protegees rejoice ln their security.
And at night how its two great eyes
bore into the darkness and drive the
gloom from the road, and perhaps
sweeping suddenly around a corner,
reveal the reason why so many students like to walk Into Sasamat!
Alone, lost in a desert of darkness,
the bus never falters, but roars unerringly to, Its goal, there to place Its
kindly bulk at the service of a Librarian, and to carry him safely
through the dangers of the dark to
the security of a street car.
At last when It rests in its garage,
who knows what secret yearnings
rack its carburetor?
It may dream of its brothers on the
Grandview line and one day to Join
them and rattle past the Technical
High School and explore the unknown
lands beyond Renfrew Park. But in
spite of such suppressed desires, the
dutiful bus resumes its task each day,
though perhaps a little sadly, and resigns Itself to an existence of service
to the ungrateful students.
I look forward to the day when the
bus shall take Its place with Pegasus
and old Charon's vessel and the adventurous Argo In the annals ot Poesy.
It ls a pity that some great poet had
not written an "Ode to an Omnibus"
for then our Literary Supplements
would be filled with poems and paragraphs on the glamor of busses, and
all would be well.
Planning the next party?
Whether it's a dinner or a
dance, we ean arrange
the printing of the program, tickets or menu.
These important Items
lend a flair to the whole
thing, and they must be
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She:   Did you ever have your palm
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He:   No.  Thoy  use  paddles  at our
bouse. —Ex.
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January 11,1929.
Finances Favor Men
While WIS. Funds
Show Decrease
The following is a financial state-
Oent submitted by Russell Munn,
Treasurer or the Alma Mater Society,
Being a statement of the assets and
debits for November and December.
Balance on Books Ont. 81 t    89.79
From Bursar on Account  18,000.00
Women's Union Bldg.
Fund        163.35
Arts 31, Last Year's
Accounts      78.00
Men's Athletics     116.00
Women's Athletics ....      35.00
h. S. B       60.00
Home Coming    269.26
Canadian Legion
Poppy Sale       87.36
Total    18,872.76
.Last Year's Accounts $ 520,95
Women's Union Bldg,
.Fund     163.36
Mamooks        1.62
B. C. Telephone      83.49
Publications Board,
Advance  2,500.00
Owl Drug Co, (Initiation)        21.84
Geo. Davidson, Salary   125.00
injured Players Fund     21.65
Iwimming Club —   176.00
Mary Garter (Victoria
Invasion)       110.00
I R. Tolmie  (N. F.
C. U. 8.)       200.00
Men's Athletics  1,434.42
Women'a Athletics ....     65.86
L, S. |j     274.84
General Expenses ....      6.80
W# Expenses     18.41
/omen's Undergrad..      7.09
curator.    127.00
JOhje Coining      66.70
Canadian Legion ,
Poppy Sale      87.86
Error by Bank to be
Credited      25.35
Total   85,960.12
Our Balance  $2,922.63
Outstanding Checks      149.70
Bapk Balance  $3,072.33
The above statement of the finan-
dal affairs ot the Alma Mater Society
shows several interesting comparisons
With the last, published November
$th, 1928. The expenditure for Men's
Athletics has undergone an Increase
Of 8827.77; while that for Women's
Athletics has dropped to the extent of
$98.82. ln October the Swimming
Club received $1.00 and in November
and December $176.00 was disbursed
on this account. The rendering of
last year's accounts has Increased by
$463.46. The Curator's requirements
necessitate $117.99 more than before,
and the business of the L. S. E, has
grown to the extent of $267.8-1. $72.97
nan been added lo the Women's I'n-
dergrad accounts).
On the other hand (he apifcresale
earnings of (he Men's Athletics has
risen and the receipts from Women's
Athletics fallen; the former hy $1-1.55,
and the latter by $15.00.
University of 8outhem California
The National Student Federation
of America, of which the I'niverslty
Is a member, has joined the foreign
schools In the International Student
Union, It was disclosed today by
Dean Anderson and Sue Fitch, A. S.
U. W. delegates to the Federation
Anderson and Miss Fitch are back
at the university to-day after attending the annual meeting of the Federation In Columbia,  Missouri.
The American Student organization
ls sltll (o hold Us annual conclave in
this country, Anderson explained, but
lt ls probable that delegates front tho
American organization will be sent
abroad to attend the International
Unlon'n meetings.
A travelling salesman walked Into a
restaurant, Hat down at a table, aud
said to the waitress: "I want two ckkh
boiled four minutes, a steak broiled
fifteen mlntttos, and sonic toast llghlly
"How many minutcH on the toast?"
asked the waitress.
"No minutes," replied the travelling
salesman.    "Just plain butter,"
*     *     *
Joe College: Bill is yonr sidekick,
Isn't he?
Jim College: Yes, we sleep together. --Ex.
It is interesting to note thut the
Musical Society has purchased a grand
piano. This Is a really worthwhile effort. A fine instrument of this sort
can never be cut of place. It possesses a subtle dignity of its own well
becoming to the Auditorium. Needless to say it has been a painful necessity for some time, both In regards
to appearance ami tone. Personally
I can think of nothing worse than a
futile piano.
The Society Incidentally is preparing what seems to me to be a very
ambitious program for the March concert, There is an Imposing list or
Items Interesting to those weary ot
jazz and sentimental rubbish, and I
forgot,   of   course,   these   "mammy-
• *    e
There seems to bo some doubt as
to the actual result of the Victoria Invasion. I have ll on good authority
that Varsity Bucceedud In beating Victoria 16 to 13. However, the question
of whether we really won or not can
be treated a little more lightly so long
as all those fortunate enough to be
there, really enjoyed themselves. But,
as a matter of fact, I have no doubt
ot this. One haa merely to put two
and two together.
e   *   e
. I have heard It said that the "Ubyssey" possesses the best "Muck Page"
or any college paper in Canada. I
don't know whether there is any truth
in this or not, but it is undoubtedly
the most widely read, both on the
campus and elsewhere. I have frequently found a choice contribution
re-prihted by some other college, and
in fact opoe or twice claimed as an
original. This I should take as a compliment. Subtle humour is sometimes
difficult to appreciate, but then one
must remember that:
"The prophet is not without hon*
our   .   .   .   ."
• e   e
A vital point was to have been settled at the Alma Mater meeting on
Wednesday: that of a general vote
for amendment of certain clauses in
the constitution. This was the' first
step towards the gymnasium. It
seems ridiculous that, through lack of
attendance, nothing was accomplished. Most of us would like a gymnasium, at least for the sake of possession if not for personal use. It
shows a deplorable lack of even the
very faintest Interest ln A. M. S. matters. Twelve o'clock to one o'clock is
a sacred hour to the majority of us
it seems, but ln a case or obvious necessity, I do not see that a few minutes of It would be a grefct self sacrifice — if It is a sacrifice, which I
"Have you ever suspected your wife
of leading a double llfo?"
"Continually—her own and mine!"
• •     •
"How long have you been married?"
"Long enough to learn that there
are some things you can't say with
flowers." —Ex.
a      a      a
If you take ont! dozen oranges, six
lemons, one-half pound sugar, three
packages of raisins, nnd nny other
little things yon happen to so'around,
they'll probably pinch yon I'or stealing.
• •       «
A devoted son Is one who permits
his fill her to drive his own car once
in a wiille. —Kx,
LET your own
expert hand be the
Dixon's Eldorado
welcomes fair comparison with any
other pencil no matter where made.
draftsmen all over
the world prefer
_** *mssterdmu4*$ptncjr
Note:    Eldorado    Pencil*
are carried in stock hi/ the
Vnirersitj) of British Columbia Hook Store.
Prof. Speaks on interests
"A man who lacks a ruling interest
will fail to make the most of his mind;
for without such training and experience as the long continued pursuit uf
an object gives, the intellect does not
develop Its true power." declares Leon
J. Richardson, director of the University of California Extension Division,
In an editorial leading the January
Issue of The Spokesman, journal of
the division.
Many interests are almost as restricting to man's mental powers as Is
the lack of an interest, Director Richardson declares, for scattered efforts
dwnrf his faculties.
"He who has a liking for science
or an art, for a branch of literature
or period or philosophy, for the llfo or
a groat man, the history or a people,
or other line or Inquiry, Is already on
vantage ground," he continues. "He
Is In a position to gain both Insight
and outlook. A point hero and a point
there will be located by the aid of
which he may not only survey his own
field, but also or Ion l himself in wider
provinces or knowledge. Thus he may
hope to find some or the fundamentals
or truth and life.
"A ruling passion, wisely directed,
Bhould not unduly circumscribe one's
activity. As breadth of Interest bears
smart fruit unless it becomes Intensified within some limited field or knowledge, so specialisation to be valid must
be supplemented by wide observation.
No sound thinker neglects the com*
parallve method. Large experience,
therefore, and wide reading are both
to the good. Read and re-read the best
of the old books and the best of the
new. Their relation to one's life and
thought may cause some to have small
appeal, but will raise others into tho
rauk ot supreme importance. The
bookj of revelation for me wilt not be
tl.c same for you. We make acquaintances of some authors; pleasant com*
.anions of others- of a scant one or
two. If fa to be kind, gr-m teachers,
_iid of a cih.:'.i few, lil'i-lony friends.
LOST — Silver Evereharp Penoll,
with Initials D. C. Finder please
leave at Bookstore.
We have a full line
in stock to satisfy
all requirements.
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616 Homer Street      Sey. 263
mmm* k S? -E*»   •ttaaairr
for thF
and all other Formal
Occasions we carry
a Complete Line of
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Solomon ls accredited with having
said, "Beauty is in the eye of the
beholder." It is a truism. Even the
slovenly girl looks good to someone,
but why should she not enhance her
beauty to be attractive to everyone.
Beauty affords an entree gained ln
no other manner. The Hollywood
Beauty Shop ls the best enhancer of
beauty in Vancouver. 825 Oranvllle
St., ln the Medical Arts Bldg. Sey.
4683. (Advt.)
-or —
{4 In number in Vanoouver
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Art tvtry Sty smlts their
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Is tktlr  Uslwrtlty tteSltt.
They have Just recently opened a
Xew 1011001 of Aviation.
// you need such services
and You'll Never Regret It.
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Loose-Leaf Note Books, Exercise Books and Scribblers
at Reduced Prices
Graphic and Engineering Paper, Biology Paper.
Loose-Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink,
Pencils and Drawing Instruments.
Crepe Paper for Masquerades, etc.
JoLnmr - -where
does Electxicitv
come from- •••?
DOLLARS to doughnuts, Johnny answers "From power
plants, of course." But where do power plants get
electricity ? C[ Ah, there's the rub 1 That's the mystery about
electric current. We use it every day we can capture ic, transform it and transmit it and do nearly everything with it, but
we don't exactlv know what it is. Who cores anyway ? ((We
have tried to take much of the mystery out of electric current
by explaining in a little booklet in plain everyday language
some of the features of an electric power system, how electricity is generated, transmitted, transformed and distributed.
flThe booklet is made up of eight chapters reprinted from The Buzzer.
It's yours for a postage stamp. Just nil in and mail the coupon:
Publicity Department
B.C. Electric Building, Vancouver, B.C
I would like to know more about electricity.
Please send me your free booklet "Electricity—
the story of how we get our current."


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