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2 s   yi:ars   of   a « ■■ ■ _e vIe m it'-uTT
TO   PASS ...
Impressive tribute to the lives ami work of
deeply l'espeeteil and revered Dean of Applied
Seieli'ee, Reginald \V. Brock and his wife, the
Brock Memorial Building will open on Tuesday,
as one of the most intensive student campaigns
reaches ii successful conclusion.
Kew undergraduates will remember tlie edition of tlie Ubyssey which appeared on September 27, 1935, carrying the tragic news of Dean
Brock's death after an aeroplane accident during
the preceding summer, and giving a brief life-
history of the popular Dean; yet those students
who knew him, and who wished his name to be
permanently commemorated in the form of a student union building, can now see that their successors did not forget the aims of the 193<i campaign.
The first important drive for funds was
launched on February 5. 193H. The sum of $30,-
(100.00 was set as tlie student objective, pep-meet-
ings were held, subscription forms printed in
thousands, lists of potential donors prepared and
people  ' approached.'
Hut for some unaccountable reason the student body of 193U lacked the tireless energy and
bustling enthusiasm of their leaders, aud by the
end   of   the   session   the    fund   stood   at   less   than
The hopes of Bernard Brynelsen to have the
building opened by the Kail of '3<> faded rapidly,
and even the optimism of .lay (iould, Presidentelect of Students' ('otincil. failed to stimulate the
student canvassers. Kor almost two full years the
matter  appeared to be  (dosed.
The intcrvening years saw the question of a
student union building give way to that of a
student Stadium. The negotiations of the famous
(iould and Curry councils led finally to the erection of the bleak $40,000.00 concrete structure
whieh glares out on to the playing fields. It
seemed that the students' appetite  for campaigns.
Dean and Mrs. R. W. Brock
for buildings, and for further expansion of the
A.M.S. had been satisfied. The Alma Mater
Society had increased its debt again to $40,000.00
and students did not evince any great desire for
further responsibilities.
The historic year of 19:58, however, which
boasted the threat of limitation of registration,
a raise of undergraduate and graduate fees and
the organization of tlie Student Campaign Committee, gave rise to a revival of interest in the
sleeping Brock Memorial issue. In addition to
the renewed efforts of the students, the strong
support of all those people who had helped to set
in motion the original Student union building
campaign came to the fore. Thi' years which had
appeared devoid of any activity in the direction
of a permanent memorial to Dean and Mrs. Brock
had by no means been wasted; time had merely
intensified the obvious necessity for a cultural,
social and athletic centre for the students on the
In February 19:19, the possibility of a Union
Building became a probability when the (iovern-
inent of British Columbia gave permission to the
Board of fiovernors of the I'niversity to grant
the  Alma   Mater  Society  ten  annual   instalments
j each of $2500.0(1. In addition to this suiil of
$25,000.00, the Brock Memorial Trustees possessed  a  sum  in the  neighbourhood  of $:10,0()0.00.
Consequently at the Alma Muter Society
.Meeting of March 15. 1939. Students' Council
was authorized to borrow $80,000.00 part of
which was to retire the outstanding stadium
bonds, and part to finance the student union
The finances of the  building  might  appear to
be  complicated,  although  in reality  they  are  al-
' most   the   opposite.     Of   the   $80,000.00   borrowed
j by the Alma Mater Society, some $30,000.00 went
I to   retire   the   outstanding   Stadium   bonds.     The
i remaining $50,000.00 was placed  in  the  hands of
! the   Permanent   Brock   Memorial   Trustees.     Ten
'■ thousand dollars of this latter sum, however, was
i earmarked by the students for furnishings, leaving a  sum  of $40,000.00 for the  building proper.
Since   $25,000.00   had    been     guaranteed    to    the
A.M.S.  by the  Board of (iovcruors of IT.B.C. the
actual   Alma   Mater   contribution   will   be   in   the
! neighbourhood   of   $15,000.00     The   money   which
had   been   collected   from   subscriptions   from   the
public, the faculty, the alumni and Summer Ses-
\ sion  amounted  to  almost   $25,000.00,  and the  single   donation    of    the    Women's    Undergraduate
j Society was on the generous side of $10,000.00.
Throughout the summer of 1939 students
laboured over the plans, then presented them for
approval to the Final Plans Committee of the
Brock Memorial Committee, and eventually
awarded the contract for the building. The final
stage in the Union building campaign had been
Shortly before the Fall term opened, excavation commenced on the site of the new building
close to the Oymnasium and the Library on the
Kast Mall, lt was not until the Christmas holidays
that the offices of the Alma Mater Society were
transferred to the new structure, nor was it till
the twenty-third day of January, 1940, that the
contractors   officially   vacated   the   building.
But now it is completed. Once again student
initiative has carried an idea to its ultimate conclusion, and has answered a crying need on the
Campus of the University of B.C.
Even more gratifying, however, is the knowledge that the names of Dean and Mrs. Brock
have been permanently honoured, a sign of student appreciation for their constructive efforts
on behalf of the University, and their profound
and active interest in any and all Campus affairs. Two
Wednesday, January 31, 1940
The Chancellor,
The  University  of  British  Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C.
I send my warmest congratulations to
British Columbia University on the occasion
of  its   Twenty-fifth   Anniversary.
Please accept my best wishes for the
Lord Tweedsmulr, Governor-Oeneral of Canada, who received the degree of Doctor
of Law. and Letters, Honoris Causa, from the Unlveralty of British Columbia on March
11. 1039.
Our^ (Tribute
jl    in  i
HE  Vancouver  Daily  Province  joins  the  citizens  of   British  Columbia
in   congratulating   their   university   on   the   record   of   itt   first   twenty-five
Crowded years they have been. Years of creation and responsibilly
in which the governing body and students jointly have built an institution
fit to stand among the great universities of this continent. Years calling
for  sacrifices   and   for  determination   and  the  quality   of   patience.
1 he foundation has been well and truly laid. Born in war days,
this university has progressed in the spirit of those challenging limes.
I he vexation* of two economic setbacks, the handicaps of years in
inadequate quarters in the city of Vancouver have been overcome and
now cn a spacious campus in one of the most beautiful sites in Canada,
it  is  adding  to its  establishment.
I his anniversary year marks the completion of the Brcck Memorial,
a Students Union Building whose great hall and comfortable rooms
will be the focus of extra-curricular activities for a good many years.
Undergraduates may well be proud of their share in the erection of
this building,  and their voluntary partnership with their  Alma  Mater  is
attested by their gifts also of a stadium, a gymnasium, playing fields
and specialized contributions by graduating classes. Vigorously on three
occasions they have campaigned among the public or before the Legislature
for  aid   for  their   university.
I he people of British Columbia, like the students, are proud of
their university. lt has cheerfully taken the lean years with the fat ones,
it has vigorously enlarged ils contacts with the public in economic and
cultural  fields,  it  has grimly held  high Its educational  standards.
And now, twenty-five years after the university was born, Canada
find the fclmpire rue again at war. In thc.e earlier days nearly 700
students of U.B.C. and ils mother college, McCiill B.C., played their
part  in  far-off fields,  and sevsuiy-el^ht laid down  their lives.
1 he yolk of the college gown today is edred with khaki as symbol
of their loyalty and sacrifice, and today students of the University of
British  Columbia   are   again   offering   their   services.
In peace and in war the University and ils student body have in a
brief twenty-five years rendered to their province and their country
service which has earned for them public admiiation and support.
The Province aims  to be an  independent,  clean 1
newspaper for the home devoted to public service. J THE     UBYSSEY
[Wednesday, January 31, 1940
Pioneering Spirit Forced
Gov't To 'See The Point'
Students Obtained Over 51,000 Signatures
Supporting1 Their Demands that Gov't.
Complete Erection of U. at Point Grey
Picture, if you can, n bleak October morning eighte. n years
ago: A grey fog is just lifting over the wilderness of brush and
rocks that is Point Orey. Silhouetted against the dull morning
sky, a gaunt steel skeleton raises its unfinished frame. It is silent
here ninong the trees anil stone, but suddenly the silence is broken,
-—broken by the exultant cheers of nn army of youths, mnrehing
jubilantly along the old logging trail thnt brenks through the
forest, mnrehing townrds tlie skeleton of steel thnt seems so oddly
out of place amongst its primitive surroundings.
It muat have been a stirring Bight"
that  morning  ln   1922  to  watch  the
cheering   students   as   they    formed
the   gigantic   letters   U.B.C.    on    the
partly  cleared  field.
Then to watch them as they
climbed the Science skeleton . . .
swarmed over It . . . and cheered—
cheered till their cries carried across
the blue waters of the Qulf of
Oeorgla and echoed against the majestic Squamtsh mountains which
look down on the rugged point—•
cheered till they were hoarse with
cheering, proud In the knowledge
that thetr cheers were not in vain.
Even the wandering children of
Israel could not have shouted so
exultantly when they reached the
Promised Land.
That day the pilgrims built a
cairn In front of the unfinished Science structure. Every student aided
in gathering up the blocks of native
rook that entered into the monument's construction. On the cairn
they placed a tablet:
"To    the    Olory    of    our    Alma
Mater.     Student   Campaign    1933-
That   was   1932.
Today the skeleton of steel Is a
magnificent building of stone, the
rocky terrain has been transformed
to green lawns, the logging trail ls
now a modern boulevard. A great
University haa sprung up where
once there was but a tangle of brush
and rocka. And ln the centre of the
Mall ln front of the atone Science
building, the cairn still stands . , .
an eternal memorial to the Indomitable apirit of the student pioneera
of  1922.
The cairn ia the Unlveralty.
It is a symbol of one of the greatest campaigns ever put forward by
an undergraduate body In support of
Its Alma Mater. The story of the
student campaign of 1922 takes first
place ln the chronicles of an institution still too young to have many
There -were 1,178 students attending the University of British Columbia, at Fairview ln 1922. One thousand, one hundred and seventy-eight
students jammed Into space barely
large enough for one quarter that
number.    Those -were the days when
hardy scientists braved the winter's
cold to carry on chemical experiments in a tent. Students walked
blocks to take lectures In the Anglican church, while others learned the
rudiments of French across the
street in the Baptist church.
The situation, which had become
Increasingly acute, came to a head
that year. Students who had endured the cramped conditions since 1915
could stand them no more. Thus
the great campaign came into being.
Determined that the B.C. government, who had Indefinitely suspended work on the Point Orey aite since
the war, would be made to see the
students'   point   of   view,   the   Alma
Mater    Society    began    the    gigantic
task  of swinging  public  opinion.
Those  were  the  days  when    every
student saw his duty and pitched in
and   helped.     There   were   no   slack
All that summer long the students
worked throughout the province getting signatures for a mammoth petition   to   the   Legislature.
Vancouver theatres echoed with
special catchy songs invented to
spur the campaign. Vancouver
street cars carried campaign placards. The downtown papers car-
lied   stories   of   the   student   struggle.
Most of all the campaign was
strongly backed by the Vancouver
Klwanls  Club.
When the day arrived for the
commemorative pilgrimage t o
Point Grey, the students had obtained more than 51,000 signatures
for their petition.
The procession Itself was one of
the longest Vancouver has ever
seen. Every band In town and several from the outlying districts turned out. Civic officials were there en
masse.     Carloads   of   Vancouver   clt-
No matter how strong
they are, eyes can't overcome the gloom or glare
of poor lighting. Sooner or later the strain tells.
Good home lighting means safety, convenience,
and a greater enjoyment of houra spent at
work or play indoors. Protect your eyes with
adequate light.
As they reached the Point, campaigning students saw the gaunt steel
skeleton of the Science Building, construction of which was abandoned In
1914.    Over It they swarmed to give the picture shown above.
Students Sat on Audit. Floor
When U.B.C. Opened in 1925
No Chairs in Caf, Auditorium, or Common
Room; All Seats Reserved for Seniors
Students attending the University!
in 192S, the year of the great Exodus
from the Fairview Shacks, were surrounded in their new quarters by
much the same conditions as surround those in the Brock Memorial
Building today. There was the same
lack of furniture and other equipment, the same impossibility to find
anybody or anything ln the strange
environment, and the same admiration for the shiny newness of the
The most dire need was for chairs.
The common rooms had none. The
auditorium had none. The cafeteria
had none. Only the lecture rooms
were plentifully supplied with seating
equipment, made most appropriately,
by the Restmore Mattress Company.
The result was that seating faclltles
hitherto beneath the consideration of
the students, suddenly took on a new
importance. One of the regulations
tor Freshmen was that they could not
sit on steps, curbstones, window sills,
boulders, empty barrels, or any similar seats thoughtfully provided by the
authorities. These were reserved for
upperclassmen; freshies were condemned to the floor.
At the Inaugural address all students, regardless of rank, sat on the
floor, for not a chair of any description marred the emptiness of the
Auditorium Building.
During the first awkward weeks,
everybody played his part ln making
university life function smoothly ln
spite of the lack of equipment. For
example, with the failure of the cafeteria to open, due to a lack of chairs.
lzena accompanied the marching
students. Every faculty and every
class in the University sponsored
posters and floats to put in the parade. One pictured the famous
Chem. 5 tent, another a large sardine can with the slogan "We're
Packed—Let's Move," a third pleaded "Let B.C. Graduates Develop
Our Province." Moving picture
camera men were on hand to record
every movement ln the historic
The whole province was suddenly
made  University   conscious.
The       pilgrimage       climaxed       the
whole  affair.     The   next  step   was   to
place   the   petition    before    the     B.C.
Ab Richards, popular A.M.S. president accordingly embarked for Victoria and ln a stirring speech before
the House, outlined the University's
position. Then dramatically he piled
the papers containing the names of
the B. C. citizens who supported the
student's drive, before the Speaker.
"Ab was at his best" the Ubyssey of
that  date  remarks.
Days of silence followed .... then
the glorious news: "Oovernment sees
the Point" read the Jubilant headlines
in the Ubyssey. The battle was won.
One million and a half dollars were
voted toward the immediate construction of a University at Point Orey.
In the autumn of 1925, the Great
Campaign was realized when the University took up residence in the new
quarters.    Thus  the campaign ended.
Perhaps in the not too far distant
future students of the University of
British Columbia will again rise and
demand elbow room for education.
May they achieve the support, co-op-
cratlon and success that the pioneers
of '22 gained seventeen years ago!
tables, staff and cooking utensils, a
famine threatened the campus. Then
several of the seniors conceived the
brilliant Idea of setting up a temporary hot dog stand in front of the Auditorium. There they fried hot dogs
and dispensed soft drinks to professors and students alike.
Even the Initiation ceremonies were
practical. Freshmen were sentenced
to one day's hard labour with picks
and shovels on the playing fields,
clearing off piles of stones and weeds.
The Freshettes spent their time ln
scrubbing floors, polishing doorknobs,
sweeping halls and dusting window
Students had the same difficulty
In finding things In the new buildings as they have today.    The story
Is told of one  poor little freshman
who   wandered   for   hours,   up   and
down Ihe corridors of the buildings,
trying unsuccessfully to find a place
to hang his hat.
As  for   deans   and   professors,  they
simply could not be located.    One of
the popular Jokes ran thus:
First villain: "The police are following  me.    Where  can  I  hide?"
Second villain: "Why not try the
Administration building? It's Impossible to find anybody  there."
The newness of the buildings excited the students to new heights of
literary composition. The editorial in
the first Ubyssey from the Auditorium
Building Publications Office stated
that "this sudden accession to a
wealth of light and beauty ls positively bewildering. We are dazed by the
appearance of architectural cleanliness."
1922 Campaign
1. Overcrowding' in Fair-
2. Students rebel.
3. 51,000 petitions obtained.
4. The Pilgrimage to the
5. Ab Richards speaks to
the Provincial Legislature.
6. The Oovernment sees
'the Point.'
7. Students finally see the
8. First lectures in September 1020.
That Cairn symbolizes an object.
That obpect was achieved. Vet the
spirit lived on. Dormant that spirit
may have been, but it arose again
when other students of later years felt
tnat their University should grow another foot or two.
Students revived that spirit in 1928
and 1929 when they campaigned for
their gymnasium; and In 1931 for
their playing fields. They relived the
lives of their ancestors in 1932 when
they protested In no uncertain terms
against the Provincial Government's
f.tty per cent cut of the University
grant. Though they failed 'hey were
The Stadium, the Brock Building,
are later monuments reflecting the
faith and the courage of the student
The Cairn symbolizes their achievements.
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T H E      I   B Y S S E Y
From Dr. Klinck
When the University moved to
its permanent home in Point Qrey a
student was heard to make the profound remark, "We're here"! With
the opening today of the "Brock Memorial Building," the atudenta may
be said to have "arrived" for the
fourth time, for have they not seen
also the completion of the first unit
of each of the three buildings which
constitute the social, recreational
and  athletic   centre  on  the  campua?
Much has been accomplished since
that opening day in September,
192C, when the assembled students
had for seats merely the floor of the
Auditorium. True, today, under-
graduatea in overcrowded classrooms are experiencing discomfort;
but, to offset theae undesirable conditions, ample accommodation la
now assured ln the comparatively
luxurious surroundings of the Union
The completion of thla structure
la the realization of a dream aa old
aa the University ltaelf, and la a
tribute to the vialon and Initiative
of a group of women, and of women
atudenta, who originated the Idea
and who have worked steadily and
persistently towarda the accomplishment of t he task of providing a
home for atudent activities.
'When, in 1935, the Senate considered auggestlona for the celebration
of the comlng-of-age of the Unlveralty In the following year, It waa unanimously agreed by the Permanent Memorial Committee which had
been appointed to take charge of
the ceremonies, that the memorial
to the occasion should take the form
of a atudenta' union building to be
known as The Brock Memorial
Friends of the University, members of the Board of Oovernora, the
Senate, the Faculties, the Alumni
Association and the student body,
united in an effort to ralae funds
for thla purpose. Amounts previously collected for a --/omen's union
building were donated for furnishings. Unfortunately, the amount
contributed waa not sufficient to
erect the building on the scale proposed, and it was not until 193S that
the plans ■were revised and a renewed and successful effort was
made to finance the construction of
the building.
Situated as It is on what is to be
one of the main traffic arteries, and
edjacent to the Oymnasium, Stadium and playing flelda, the Brock
Memorial Building provides the
much-needed centre for aoclal, cultural and athletic activities.
It has often been said that lack of
a centre for extra-curricular actlv-
Itlea has been, ln part, the cause of
an apathy among many atudenta towards matters affecting their Alma
Mater. If this ls true, then the opening of the Brock Memorial Building, which should prove to be a vitalizing factor In the corporate life
of the University, Is Indeed an auspicious    event.
This year marks the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the opening of the
University -another landmark in
our history. Surely the quarter-century could not be more significantly observed than by the completion
of the Brock Memorial Building, a
building erected largely through the
splendid efforts made by students
for the use and enjoyment of students, and dedicated to the memory
of those kindly and generous friends
of former students—the late Dean
and   Mrs.   Reginald W. Brock.
A far cry from the wilderness and rugged desolation of 1914, the campus
has become a 'thing of
beauty.' Few people can
realize that but a short
time ago It was no more
than slashing and brush,
onc« tall Umber later laid
waste by loggers In the
mighty   pre-war   days.
Growth Of An Idea
1020—Oym n a a i u m
1031—Playing Fields were
1032—Oovernment grant
was out in half.
1036—University oame of
1037—Stadium was built.
1038—Oampaign Oommittee had restrictions removed, but fees remained raised.
1030—Brock Building campaign.
1040—Silver Anniversary
of the University.
The Cairn Marks)
The Birth
Of A University
The Pilgrims of 1922 brought
with them tin- rocks whieh today form the ('airn.
The Cairn has been erected
not as a monument to either the
Campaign Committee of 1922 or to
the student body but rather to mark,
toi all time, one of the biggest events
In the history of the University of
E.itlsh Columbia—the building of a
r-ft.1 and permanent home at Point
A milestone In the history of U.B.C.
li, Is; and lt ls more than that—It
marks one of the greatest feats of
accomplishments ever put forth by
any undergraduate body ln support
ol Its Alma Mater. It signifies an
■ffort ended only when the object was
Stumps, rocks, hush and sand, these were Point Orey! This picture taken
many year* ago shows the obstacles that were placed before the 'pioneers'
of the University of British Columbia. In spite of Nature's opposition,
however, the campus has grown, and flourished through the yeurs.
Silver Jubilee Signifies
Meteoric Growth Of U.B.C.
The youngest university in Cnnndn is now celebrating its
Silver Jubilee. In the brief twenty-five years of its existence it
nas passed through two major crises both of whieh seriously
hampered its growth. Officially opened during the second year
of the first world war the university required nbout a decade
before it eould rest on n firm foundntion. Then it was shaken by
the financial depression, when enrolment decreased and the government slashed its tinmuil grant by almost fifty per cent.
The Idea that a university would
be an asset to the province of British
Columbia was first officially supported by John Jessop ln 1877. Then provincial Superintendent of Education,
he declared ln his annual report that
a university would be essential If the
men and women of British Columbia
were to become adequately prepared
for the various avocations of youth
without having to go to colleges outside  the  province.
The 25,000 whites gave no definite
response to this report. At last, 13
years later, the Legislature passed a
University Act which, however,
brought no definite response.
So that the young men and women
of this province should have at least
the benefits of a college education,
the high schools of Vancouver and
Victoria were, in 1898. affiliated with
McOlll University. This arrangement
provided that the flrst year of a McOlll Arts Course might be taken In
British Columbia.
Later, in 1906, the province Incorporated the Royal Institution for the
Advancement of Learning, a local
board which supervised the McOlll
University College of British Columbia. From 1907 till 1915. several hundred men and women seeking a higher education could take two years of
Arts and Science or one year ln Applied Science for credit at McOlll.
Towards the end of the period, an
additional year's work In each oourse
became available. In 1902. Victoria
College, affiliated with McOlll since
1902, came under the Royal Institution and then extended Its one year
of work ln Arts to two.
Meanwhile Interest ln the provincial university was growing. In 1907,
the Legislature endowed the University with 2,000,000 acres of Crown
lands; and ln the following year, lt
passed a new University Act incorporating the University of British Columbia and repealing the act of 1890.
Perplexed by the disturbing question of selecting a site for the university, the provincial government appointed a site commission ln 1910 to
settle the question. This commission,
which spent the summer touring the
province and examining the claims
of all proposed locations, finally decided on the western extremity of
Point Grey. Two years later, the government called for competitive plans
for the buildings, and a Committee of
Assessors selected those submitted by
the   present   University   architects.
In the same year, the flrst Convocation of the University elected the
late Mr. F. L. Carter-Cotton as chancellor, and also fifteen members for
the flrst Senate. The next, year, the
government appointed as President
the late Dr. F. F. Wesbrook. and also
the flrst Board of Governors and
three members of the new Senate.
Cleaving operations were begun In
1913 on the clearing of the site of the
proposed   university    at    Point    Orey.
And ln 1914, work actually began on
the Science Building. But the outbreak of the war brought an end to
this ambitious building program for
the development of the University.
The steel girders of the Science buildings were a silent rebuke to those
authorities who felt that it was not
wise to proceed with the construction
policy, so monies appropriated for
that purpose reverted to the provincial treasury.
Realizing that the need of a University was imperative, the government, in spite of scanty funds, opened Its doors as an Independent institution. The flrst University of British Columbia was housed ln the
memorable Fairview Shacks which
had been used by McOlll College since
1912. The College then went out of
existence; but Its students and the
s'nfT formed a solid nucleus for the
new  Institution.
Dr. Wesbrook spared no efforts in
seeing that the correct foundations
for a higher seat of learning would
be laid. But the World War checked
most of his projects. So, from 1915
to 1918. the University carried on with
a small budget, a bare nucleus of a
staff and a student body almost entirely  depleted.
Just before the Armistice, Dr. F. F.
Wesbrook died and Dr. Klinck. the
first Dean of Agriculture, succeeded
him. In the same year, the first
Chancellor of the University, Mr. F.
L. Carter-Cotton died. He was succeeded by Dr. R. K. McKechnie.
The temporary buildings in Fair-
view soon proved utterly Inadequate
for the University's rapid growth. The
enrollment Increased from 379 in 1915
to 1451 In 1924; but it had become
evident even before this date that the I
University could not continue for long
in the Fairview quarters. In 1920.
hope was aroused that the government might contemplate a removal
to Point Orey. Then the University
exchanged its two million acres of
Crown lands for a three thousand
acre tract immediately adjoining the
site lying between lt and the University.
But apparently there was no Intention of moving the University to its
site. In 1922, as a result, the students, exasperated by what seemed to
them to be Intolerable conditions, organized a publicity campaign on a
vast scale for the purpose of impressing the need for action, not only upon
tlie government but also upon the
people of the province. In 1923. the
Minister of Education laid the corner stone of the Science Building
which had remained a. gaunt skeleton   during  the   war   years.
Two years later In the fall of 1925
the University of British Columbia
officially opened on the new Point
Grey      campus. Since       then     the
growth   of   the    University   and     the
campua   has   been   meteoric.
Students imitating the spirit of
the campaigners of 1922 built the
Gymnasium in 1929; the playing
fields   In   1931;   and   the   drainage sys-
Birth Of An Idea
1877—Erection of University advocated by John
1800—Legislature passed a
University Aot,
1808—High Schools affiliated with MoOill University.
1006—Province incorporated Royal Institution for
the Advancement of
1007—Legislature endowed the University with
2,000,000 acres of Orown
1008—Legislature incorporated.
1010—Site Commission appointed.
1012—Plans for buildings
called for.
1012—First Chancellor and
Senate appointed by
Provinoial Oovernment.
1914—Construction began
at the Point,
at Fairview.
tern on the fields In 1933. This the
students financed by a one dollar
Increase ln the Alma Mater fee.
The financial depression struck a
staggering blow to the University.
Services, grants, and enrollment decreased.
But with the post-depression years
the students revived their demands
for more buildings. A tribute to
their achievements are the Stadium
in 1937 and the Block Memorial
Building   erected   this   year.
A preventltlve Medicine Building
was to be constructed on the com-
pus this year but the war stopped
provisional   plans.
From Pearson
On Wednesday, January 31st, tho
Alma Mater Society will present to
The University of British Columbia a
new building. This building, to be
known as the Brock Memorial Building, has been erected to the memory
of the late Dean and Mrs. R. W.
Brock. Certainly these two people
were most sincere and generous in all
that they gave to the Unlveralty.
The University was their life, and to
it they directed all their efforts. Students who had the opportunity of
meeting and knowing them soon recognized them as friends.
It was only natural, following the
unfortunate circumstances surrounding their demise, that the students
felt some permanent memorial should
be erected to their memory. The
Brock Memorial Building is the result.
Much has been said ln the past
regarding the Initiative and progres-
slveness of the students. It ls unfortunate that we have not had the
proper accommodation and facilities
which were necessary for a rapidly
expanding University. A great deal of
the work along this line has had to
be undertaken by the undergraduates
of The University. These students
have worked, not for their own benefit, but with a view to the future.
It ls almost a tradition that the
work done ln the past has inspired
the students to push forward with
this view to the future. It started
with the change In site from the
Fairview shacks to this magnificent
campua and the erection of the
Cairn "To the glory of our Alma
Mater". This was followed by a realization of the need for other buildings, and the Gymnasium and Stadium were both to be erected on the
campus through the initiative of student effort.
Today we are about to present The
University with an even more glorious
structure—the Brock Memorial Building. This, a student Union building,
ls the culmination of many years of
work. The building will give students
an opportunity to have a home of
their own on the campus. Besides being a social hall, it will provide accommodation for student offices,
meeting rooms, and a place for banquets and social functions.
The construction of the building,
though led by student initiative, was
aided by the contributions ot many
clubs and organizations, ana friends
of Dean and Mrs. Brock. We are most
certainly Indebted to the Faculty, the
Alumni Association, the Faculty Women's Club, and all other clubs and
individuals who have contributed so
generously to the building.
"Tuum est", the University motto,
has been well lived up to. It ls unfortunate that many of us will not
have long on the campus to enjoy
tlils new building, but we shall always
have the satisfaction of knowing that
we did our part in keeping alive this
motto  and   spirit  of  The   University.
In the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six the
University of British Columbia appeared 'officially' on Point Orey. The
Library, the Science Building, the Power House, and most of the semipermanent buildings hud been completed, and the students bid 'Furewell
forever'  to  the  Fairview  shacks. THE     UBYSSEY
Wednesday, January 31, 1940
* * *
* * *
Pioneering Spirit Forced
Gov't To 'See The Point'
Students Obtained Over 51,000 Signatures
Supporting- Their Demands that Gov't.
Complete Erection of U. at Point Grey
Picture, if you can, a bleak October morning eighteen years
ago: A grey fog is .just lifting over the wilderness of brush and
rocks that is Point Orey, Silhouetted against the dull morning
sky, a gaunt steel skeleton raises its unfinished frame. It is silent
here iinong the trees and stone, but suddenly the silence is broken,
—broken by the exultant cheers of an army of youths, mnrehing
jubilantly along tho old logging trail that breaks through the
forest, marching towards the skeleton of steel that seems so oddly
out of plaee amongst its primitive surroundings.
It must have been a Btirrlng sight-
that   morning   in   1922   to  watch  the
cheering   students   aa   they    formed
the   gigantic   lettera   U.B.C.    on    the
partly   cleared   field.
Then to watch them aa they
climbed the Science skeleton . . .
■warmed over It . . . and cheered—
cheered till thalr cries carried across
the blue water, of the Oulf of
Oeorgla and echoed against the majestic Squami.h mountains which
look down on the rugged point—
cheered till they were hoarae with
cheering, proud in the knowledge
that thetr cheers were not In vain.
Even the wandering children of
Israel could not have shouted so
exultantly when they reached the
Promised Land.
That day the pilgrims built a
calm in front of the unfinished Science structure. Every student aided
In gathering up the blocks of native
rock that entered into the monument's conatruction. On the cairn
they placed a tablet:
"To   the    Olory    of    our    Alma
Mater.     Student    Campaign    1998-
That   was   1622.
Today the skeleton of steel is a
magnificent building of atone, the
rocky terrain has been transformed
to green lawns, the logging trail ls
now a modern boulevard. A great
University has sprung up where
once there was but a tangle of brush
and rocks. And in the centre of the
Mall in front of the stone Science
building, the cairn still stands . . .
an eternal memorial to the Indomitable spirit of the student pioneers
of  1922.
The  cairn  is  the  University.
It is a symbol of one of the greateat campaigns ever put forward by
an undergraduate body in support of
its Alma Mater. The story of the
student campaign of 1922 takes first
place in the chronicles of an institution still too young to have many
There were 1,178 students attending the University of British Columbia, at Fairview in 1922. One thousand, one hundred and seventy-eight
students Jammed into space barely
large enough for one quarter that
number.    Those were the days when
hardy scientists braved the winter's
cold to carry on chemical experiments in a tent. Students walked
blocks to take lectures in the Anglican church, while others learned the
rudiments of Frenoh across the
street ln  the Baptist church.
The situation, which had become
increasingly acute, came to a head
that year. Students who had endured the cramped conditions since 1915
could stand them no more, Thus
the great campaign came into being.
Determined that the B.C. government, who had Indefinitely suspended work on the Point Orey site since
the war, would be made to see the
studenta'   point   of   view,   the   Alma
Mater   Society    began    the    gigantic
taak   of swinging public  opinion.
Those  were  the   daya  when    every
student aaw hla duty and pitched ln
and   helped.     There   were   no   alack
All that summer long the studenta
worked throughout the province getting signatures for a mammoth petition   to   the   Legislature.
Vancouver theatres echoed with
special catchy songs Invented to
spur the campaign. Vancouver
street cars carried campaign placards. The downtown papers carried stories of the student struggle.
Most of all the campaign was
strongly backed by the Vancouver
Klwanls  Club.
When   the   day   arrived   for   the
commemorative       pilgrimage       t o
Point  Orey,  the   student,   had   obtained more than 51,000 signatures
for their petition.
The   procession   Itself   was   one   of
the     longest     Vancouver    has    ever
seen.    Every band  In town  and  several from the outlying districts turned out.    Civic officials were there en
masse.     Carloads   of   Vancouver   cit-
No matter how atrong
they are, eyes can't overcome the gloom or glare
of poor lighting. Sooner or later the atraln telle.
Good home lighting means safety, convenience,
and a greater enjoyment of houra epent at
■work or play indoora. Protect your eyes with
adequate light.
As they reached the Point, campaigning students saw the gaunt steel
skeleton of the Solenoe Building, construction of whloh wa. abandoned In
1914.    Over It they swarmed to give the picture shown above.
Students Sat on Audit. Floor
When UB.C. Opened in 1925
No Chairs in Caf, Auditorium, or Common
Room; All Seats Reserved for Seniors
Students attending the University
in 192S, the year of the great Exodus
from the Fairview Shacks, were surrounded ln their new quarters by
much the same conditions as surround those ln the Brock Memorial
Building today. There was the same
lack of furniture and other equipment, the same Impossibility to find
anybody or anything ln the strange
environment, and the same admiration for the shiny newness of the
The most dire need was for chairs.
The common rooms had none. The
auditorium had none. The cafeteria
had none. Only the lecture rooms
were plentifully supplied with seating
equipment, made most appropriately,
by the Restmore Mattress Company.
The result was that seating faclltles
hitherto beneath the consideration of
the students, suddenly took on a new
importance. One of the regulations
lor Freshmen was that they could not
sit on steps, curbstones, window sills,
boulders, empty barrels, or any similar seats thoughtfully provided by the
authorities. These were reserved for
upperclassmen; freshies were condemned to the floor.
At the inaugural address all students, regardless of rank, sat on the
floor, for not a chair of any description marred the emptiness of the
Auditorium Building.
During the first awkward weeks,
everybody played his part ln making
university life function smoothly ln
.spite of the lack of equipment. For
example, with the failure of the cafeteria to open, due to a lack of chairs.
izens accompanied the marching
atudenta. Every faculty and every
class ln the University sponsored
posters and floats to put in tho parade. One pictured the famous
Chem. 5 tent, another a large sardine can with the slogan "We're
Packed—Let's Move," a third pleaded "Let B.C. Graduates Develop
Our Province." Moving picture
camera men were on hand to record
every movement ln the historic
The whole province was suddenly
made   University   conscious.
The      pilgrimage      climaxed      the
whole affair.    The  next  step  waa  to
place   the   petition   before    tho     B.C.
Ab Richards, popular A.M.S. president accordingly embarked for Victoria and in a stirring speech before
the House, outlined the University's
position. Then dramatically he piled
the papers containing the names of
(lie B. C. citizens who supported the
student's drive, before the Speaker.
"Ab was at his best" the Ubyssey of
that date  remarks.
Days of silence followed .... then
the glorious news: "Government sees
the Point" read the jubilant headlines
ln the Ubyssey. Tlie battle was won.
One million and a half dollars were
voted toward the immediate construction of a University at Point Qrey.
In the autumn of 1925, the Great
Campaign was realized when the University took up residence ln the new
quarters.    Thus  the campaign ended.
Perhaps ln the not too far distant
future students of the University of
British Columbia will again rise and
demand elbow room for education.
May they achieve the support, co-operation and success that the pioneers
of '22 gained seventeen years ago!
tables, staff and cooking utensils, a
famine threatened the campus. Then
several of the seniors conceived the
brilliant idea of setting up a tempor-
cry hot dog stand ln front of the Auditorium. There they fried hot dogs
and dispensed soft drinks to professors and students alike.
Even the Initiation ceremonies were
practical. Freshmen were sentenced
to one day's hard labour with picks
and shovels on the playing fields,
clearing off piles of stones and weeds.
The Freshettes spent their time ln
scrubbing floors, polishing doorknobs,
sweeping halls and dusting window
Student, had the same difficulty
In finding thing. In the new building, a. they have today.    The story
is told of one poor little freshman
who   wandered   for   hours,   up   and
down the corridors of the buildings,
trying unsuccessfully to find a place
to hang his hat.
As   for  deans  and   professors,   they
simply  could  not be  located.    One  of
the popular Jokes ran thus:
First villain: "The police are following me.    Where can  I hide?"
Second villain: "Why not try the
Administration building? It's impossible to find anybody  there."
The newness of the buildings excited the students to new heights of
literary composition. The editorial ln
the first Ubyssey from the Auditorium
Fulldlng Publications Office stated
that "this sudden accession to a
wealth of light and beauty ls positively bewildering. We are dazed by the
appearance of architectural cleanliness."
1922 Campaign
1. Overcrowding' in Fair-
2. Students rebel.
3. 51,000 petitions obtained.
4. The Pilgrimage to the
5. Ab Richards speaks to
the Provincial Legislature.
8. The    Oovernment    sees
the Point.'
7. Students finally see the
8. First lectures in September 1925.
That Cairn symbolizes an object.
That obpect was achieved. Yet the
spirit lived on. Dormant that spirit
may have been, but lt arose again
when other students of later years felt
tnat their University should grow another foot or two.
Students revived that spirit ln 1928
and 1929 when they campaigned for
their gymnasium; and in 1931 for
their playing fields. They relived the
lives of their ancestors in 1932 when
they protested in no uncertain terms
against the Provincial Government's
fitty per cent cut of the University
grant. Though they failed 'hey were
The Stadium, the Brock Building,
are later monuments reflecting the
faith and the courage of the student
The Cairn symbolizes their achievements.
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The fifth largest ln the Dominion
of Canada, the University library
la the one building on the campus
whloh so vividly exemplifies the
growth of the University. Coming
Into existence during the war. It
rapidly expanded Into a three
story unit. The present building
shown to the left was built by the
Department of Public Works In 1922.
University Library First Permanent
Structure Erected On Pt* Grey Campus
Completed by Department of Public Works'
In 1922; Plans Call for Additional Wings
Twenty-five years bro our library consisted of 400 books
housed in buildings of the present General Hospital, supervised
by Librarian John Ridington and his assistant, Miss Dorothy
Jeft'erd. Today it boasts over 400 times that many volumes in the
most beautiful edifice on the campus, operated by a staff of nearly
twenty.   Its advancement vividly em
empllfles U.B.C.'s 25 years of progress.
When U.B.C. came Into existence ln
1915, the university library occupied
part of an old hospital building. However, lt expanded shortly after to a
new three-storey structure, originally
built by the government as a T-B
ennltorlum  for the Oeneral  Hospital.
The present library was built by
the Provincial Oovernment through
its Department of Public Works. Completed in 1922, it was the only "permanent" structure on the campus to
greet students when they trekked to
Point Orey from the Fairview shacks.
Designed for future expansion, the
present building is but the flrst of
nine units planned to complete the
Arts quad. The necessity for Immediate construction of the north and
south wings ls apparent when one
realizes that there ls accommodation
I nthe library for only 450 students.
Architect's drawings show that these
wings will contain the permanent
reading and periodical rooms, Burnett
collection of Polynesian relics, seminar room, Canadlana library and the
adult educational room.
Extension of the library to the east
will   be  made   later   to  accommodate
permanent stack rooms.
The total cost of the present building was $530,000. The planned additions  will cost  another $500,000.
Despite the fact that our library ls
less than half finished, lt ls the fifth
largest university library ln Canada.
It rates a higher position than fifth,
however, ln working efficiency, because its books are newer than those
of the eastern colleges.
At present there are 120,000 volumes, 40,000 government documents
and 680 periodicals on our shelves.
The estimated value of this collection Is between $250,000 and $300,-
U.B.C. is distinguishable as having
i he only library of Its size with so
much essential material for research.
Its subscription to 600 scholarly periodicals ls proof of this fact.
Almost $12,000 per year are spent
on buying new books. Most of these
ere selected by the faculty as supplemental reading for academic courses.
Works of general reference are chosen
by Miss Anne Smith, reference librarian.
Numerous valuable collections have
been given to the library through the
years by Interested citizens.
In 1935, Dr. Herbert Putnam, recently retired librarian of Congress,
gave to this university a complete depository catalogue of the one and a
half million books ln the Library of
Congress, Washington, D.C. This gift,
valued at $65,000. is the most useful
general bibliography catalogue in the
world. Pour years were spent in filing
the cards ln the main lobby. Only
three such catalogues exist ln the
entire Dominion.
The Carnegie Corporation gift ln
1637 of 1,000 symphony records ls a
major prize, obtained for the university by Librarian John Ridington.
Thousands of Canadians enjoy these
records weekly ln University Extension broadcasts over the C.B.C.
Many other large and small collections of divers subjects have been donated, most recent of which was Norman H. Hawkins gift of Heraldry and
Librarian John Ridington has man-
ai'.ed the llbary during its 25 years of
progress. Since 1915, he and his assistant. Miss Dorothy Jefferd, have
seen their staff Increase with the size
oi the University until now lt Includes
15 permanent members and eight
part-time student assistants. This
staff Interprets Its Job ln service to
etudents better than in any other
university   in  Canada.
University  Looks  Ah
In  Anniversary  Year
Young Institution Turns to Future
After Twenty-flve Years of
Problems Met and Conquered
On its twenty-fifth anniversary, the'
University of British Columbia must
look ahead as well as behind. The
University is young, still an infant
compared with the older universities
of the world, and its accomplishments
are as yet insignificant. Buildings
have been erected, standards have
been set, and twenty-flve lots of graduates have been sent out into the
world, but that ls all. Its history is
still to come; Its destiny lies ahead.
Por one thing, standards must be
maintained, and where possible,
raised. Canadian universities have
the reputation of turning out educated students, few ln number perhaps, but far better equipped than
tne graduates of mass-production colleges south of the border. This University cannot afford to be an exception to the rule. But If present stand-
aids are adhered to, and If, as the
University expands, professors and
lecturers of skill and ability are
In ought here, the students and the
people of British Columbia need have
no tear of a possible decline.
While mass-production of B. A.'s is
to be avoided, there are many young
piople in British Columbia who
should be at the University, but who
cannot afford to be here. This country needs leaders in every Held, needs
l-neiii desperately, and yet. a great
id;.ny  potential  leaders are  lost.
Some reasonably complete system
o. scholarships will have to be worked
mi. Such a system should make some
provt'iion for Ihe n ready increased
costs of studenls from the  interior of
the province.    Only when a complete
scholarship   scheme   is   in   force   will
the University prove its true worth to
the province.
In the years ahead, the University
must be more than provincial ln
scope. Its graduates, scattered across
the whole of Canada, will feel the
influence of their university throughout their lives, and they ln turn will
influence the course of Canadian history.
Although other Canadian universities are long distances away, some degree of co-operation ls necessary to
prevent the growth of provincialism
and narrow sectionalism. An exchange
of professors and students such as ls
now being developed will do much to
further Canadian unity.
Einstein observed after he had left
Germany that the German universities, long the champions of freedom
of thought and ideas, made no effort
to preserve that freedom when Hitler
came into power; the churches alone
stood for freedom. This University
must strive with all the powers at Its
command to maintain complete freedom for the mind ln any difficult
years that may be In store for this
In producing educated citizens, it Is
ht'lping the cause of democracy since
education is Ihe great foundation
stone of democracy; but It must go
furl her. It must be forever on guard
eyainst any curtailment of Uberty. As
i1 has been said before, "A dictatorship  is only a  tired democracy."
1. Five year plan of development first advanoed by Dr. Wesbrook.
2. Oerould commissioned
to buy baslo $100,000
3. Arrested as British spy
In Leipzig, Oermany, on
August 4, 1914.
4. Five year plan abandoned.
5. Established in 1915 in
6. Expanded to three-storey structure.
7. Present building erected in 1922.
8. Contains 120,000 volumes, 40,000 government
documents, 630 periodicals.
9. Received Carnegie Corporation gift in 1937.
This page is dedicated to John
Ridington. the I'ni versity l.ib-
rai'ian, who litis watched our
I'niversity Library grow since
lie established it twenty-live
years ago
Back ln 1914
Library  Purchasing  Agent
Jailed by  German  Police
Buying: for $100,000 Basic Collection;
Arrested as Spy Upon Arrival in Leipzig-
That man is a spy! '
Those five words uttered by
suspicious antl nervous Oerman
police on Auk. 14, 1914, the day
when Grout Britain declared
war on Germany, literally killed
comprehensive plans of Dr. F. F.
Wesbrook, first president of the
University, to form a library which
would be adequate for detailed research and study ln all courses proposed.
For the University Library, President Wesbrook devised a Five Year
Plan of purchasing books. The basic
collection was to cost $100,000, and
the four succeeding collections $150,-
000 each.
To purchase this basic collection
he selected Mr. J. T. Oerould, then
Librarian of the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Oerould Journeyed to Europe
and after Inspecting books all over
Kngland purchased the basic volumes   of  the  Library's  collection   of
Science, Philosophy, History, and
Literature texts. This purchase he
made Just before the war clouds
gathering  over  Europe  burst.
Next he went to France where he
purchased a collection similar to
that bought in England. His next
stop was the Leipzig book works ln
Stepping from the train at Leipzig
he was arrested as a British spy by
Oerman police. His protests being to
no avail, he was thrown Into prison.
The police, after confiscating his
money, deported him to Switzerland.
With difficulty and hardships he
managed to make his way through
Italy to Palermo, Sicily, from whloh
port he sailed to Barcelona, Spain.
From here he went to Liverpool and
thence to  America.
As a result no Oerman books were
obtained and the comprehensive
Five Year purchasing plan had to
be abandoned.
to the
of the
University of
British Columbia
It has been our privilege to work
with the Students of the Alma
Mater Society in the erection of
the Brock Memorial Building.
We should like to pay tribute
to their admirable initiative and
spirit. Students we salute you.
Wednesday, January 31, 1940
Dean and Mrs* Brock Prominent Figures In Rapid Expansion Of University Of Bo  Cm
Dean Brock Founded Engineering Faculty Nine 'Tin Gods' Symbolize
U.B.C. Campus Democracy
Dean R. W. Brock, to whose memory the Students' Union Building has
been dedicated, achieved brilliant success ln every phase of his career . . .
hl& civil, military and university life.
The son of a minister, he was born
In Perth, Ontario, in 1874, and received his education at the University
of Toronto, and Queen's University.
where, Incidentally, he was known as
a brilliant football and rugby player.
He later attended the University of
Heidelberg where he maintained his
customarly high academic standards.
After graduation, he spent a short
time as demonstrator ln Geology at
Queen's University, but gave this up
to Join the Geological Survey. In 1907
he was appointed Director of the
Geological Survey of Canada with
headquarters at Ottawa. In 1914-15,
he served as Deputy Minister of
Mines at Ottawa, and in collaboration
with F. I. Condon prepared the draft
which forms the basis of Canadian
mining laws.
In  1914, he joined the  72nd Regi
ment of the Seaforth Highlanders of
Canada. The next year saw him appointed to the 72nd Battalion with
the rank of major, commanding a
company. He received many promotions, one of which was to second ln
command of the 19th Reserve Battalion. At this time, he accompanied
General Allenby during the successful Palestine campaign. In 1933, as
lieutenant-colonel, he took over the
command of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and as a life member
of the Canadian Corps Commission,
he took a great Interest ln welfare
work  among   returned soldiers.
After the war, he returned to Vancouver where he organized and established the Engineering Faculty of the
University of British Columbia. It ls
to a great extent his work that assured the University of B. C. the excellent name which lt possesses as far
as academic standards are concerned
ln the held of Applied Science.
His outstanding successes ln the
realm of Oeology caused the British
War Office to request him to undertake the geological mapping of the
Island of Hong Kong, a work which ,
he carried on at Intervals for about ,
len years until its completion in 1933.
In recognition for this work, the University of Hong Kong conferred upon
him its honorary degree of L.L.D. and
the Geological Society of China made
him  an  honorary  member.
Interest and activity ln scientific
organizations characterized Dean
Brock's career. Until his death In
1935, he was Dean of the Faculty of
Applied Science of the University of
B. C. Chairman of the Vancouver
Harbor Board, and President of the
Royal Society of Canada. At various
times during his life, he was vice-
president of the American Society for
the Advancement of Science. Geological Secretary of the International
Geological Congress, Royal Commissioner for the Frank landslide of 1903,
nnd British Government Geologist of
Hong Kong.
Mrs. Brock Anticipated Construction Of Union Building
Associated from the beginning with'
the University, one of the original
committee lor the Women's Union
Building, and one of the most sincere
»nd generous friends of University
students, Mrs. R. Brock has proved a
donor of assistance and hospitality
whose place lt will be Impossible to
fill. Sorority mother to Alpha Phi,
hostess to many campus organizations, and provident friend whose financial support enabled several students to carry on with university work,
she will always be remembered as one
of the finest characters associated
With U.B.C.
The youngest daughter of Honorable Justice B. M. Britton. Mrs. Brock
was born ln Kingston. Ontario. She
was educated at Queen's University,
where her scholastic record was brilliant. She had been married thirty-
five years to Dean Brock at the time
of their tragic death July 30, 1939.
The cordial hospitality of the Brock
household was famous. Particularly
to the Faculty of Nursing, they extended the generous use of their
home. Often they entertained clubs
and organizations associated with the
University campus, both at their residence and at downtown clubs.
Equally unstinting was Mrs. Brock
ln her personal Interest ln the students themselves. Miss Bollert, Dean
of Women, in a warm appreciation of
the sympathy and service of Mrs.
Brock to the University, has said, "No
one knows how many students were
able to continue their University
work because of her generous sympathy."
The Students' Union Building will
be a tribute to two people whose ac
tlvlty and Interest have contributed a
large part In the development of U.
B.C. To Mrs. Brock ln particular, lt
Is a fitting tribute to one who manifested so keen and sincere an interest
ln U.B.C. students, and who looked
forward to the time when there would
be a focal point for the social activity
of the student body situated on the
Birth Of An Idea
Ambitious CoEds Create Nucleus Of Brock
Building Fund With Leap Year Co * Ed Ball
"Tuum est" challenges our crest,1
"It's up to you." Rising on our own
campus, monument to the potency of
two Lr.tln words, ls the new Brock
Memorial  Building.
Women students took "Tuum est"
seriously 16 years ago when our Alma
Muter was only a few brown huts,
discarded buildings of the General
Hospital. Here, where there were no
men's and women's common rooms,
they felt the need of a place to gather for social activities and relaxation.
Leap year has always been a woman's year and it was the leap year
cf 1924 that inspired women students
to start a Women's Building fund.
The dawn of Its creation was a Leap
Year dance, christened the Co-ed
Por the flrst time in the history of
U.B.C, the women paid the bill, called
for their escorts, and arranged the
tve.nlng's dances. The proceeds of the
party, which was so successful that lt
has become a tradition every Febru-
p.y since, became the nest egg of the
women's building fund. Annual Coed-; swelled the sum, as did rugby tea
dances and the annual Hl-Jlnx costume party for women.
The final social affair held at the
eld Fairview shacks was the transformation of the buildings Into a modern cabaret for a night. Many of the
alumni will recall this unusual party,
consisting of shooting galleries, bridge
games, plays, dancing, and even a
minstrel show. This Ceilidh, as lt was
called, was a great financial success,
boosting the campaign fund by $1,000.
By 1928, $9,000 had been raised and
plans had been drawn for a $50,000
building   which   would   be   patterned
The erection of the fine  new
is   an   excellent   example   of   the   great   spirit
of   the   Students,   Alumnae   and   Friends   of
Lauder Mercer & Company Ltd.
Dealers in Got ■eminent. Municipal and
Corporation Seen rities
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after the famous Women's Union at
Toronto, the Ida Noyes Hall at University of Chicago and the Martha
Cooke Hall at University of Michigan.
Miss Mary L. Bollert, pioneer leader
of the movement, had visited many
such centres on the continent and returned home with ideas of construction and decoration.
Originally, the building was to be
built and controlled solely by women.
It was to provide lounges that would
encourage friendliness among the women, a ballroom for student dances,
clubrooms where meetings could be
held, and a gymnasium floor for recreation.
In 1928, It was hoped that the government would aid the cause. A committee of women students representing every Canadian university was
organized to assist ln raising building
Although the objective was $90,000,
they received promises of $30,000, most
of which was ln writing. Many prominent business men donated sums between $100 and $2,500. A member of
parliament became extremely interested in the project and contributed
$1,000. He also drew the matter to
the attention of the government.
Hopes were running high; the new
building seemed more of a reality
tuan Just a vision. But this was 1928
and old man depression reared his
ugly head. The government could
not help now and many promises for
contributions could never be fulfilled,
Meanwhile, men students had discovered that they, too, need a building, and union was the only solution.
Plans for a Students' Union Building were flrst discussed ln 1933-34
and, when ln July of 1939, an airplane crash ended the lives of Dean
ond Mrs. R. W. Brock, it was decided
that the new building would be a memorial to them.
During the past Ave years, the
combined efforts of men and women
have raised the money by one means
or another, to construct the building.
There have been candy sales, tennis
tournaments ,and parties, all for this
cause. Sororities have given liberally.
The Board of Governors gave their
unanimous consent to go ahead with
tlie plans, and endorsed their approval with a generous cheque, thus enabling the long campaign for a students' Union Building to come to a
successful   conclusion.
'I'lliit brilliant body of nine, often termed in campus circles
as the "Tin tiods," tin- Students' Council is not only the ('.!>.('.
student's boast of complete democratic student government : it
has also a certain tradition which, classic in itself, will one day
i'orm a part oil that much asked after and sought greater university tradition of the years.
In     case     this     may     seem     a
vague,   perhaps   lt   would   be   well   to
point   out   that   it   takes   all   kinds   of
people    to    make    a    world,     and     all '
kinds   of   personality   traits   to   make ,
a council, the representatives of that
t.j should be a memorial to Dean and
Mrs. Brock. David Carey, president
In 1937-38, "A scholar and a gentleman," was selected Rhodes scholar
for   that  year.
Credit   for    the   final    financing   of
nebulous   world   of   U.B.C,   the   Alma ! th°  Brock   Memorial  Building  is  due
Muter   Society.
Just what  these specific  traits ate,
it   Is   well   nigh   impossible   to  dlscov-
to Carson   M.   McOulre,  president  of
Students' Council ln  1939.
Because the council members have
ci, but a perusal of what "they," the | Slven tholr best to the Students'
beloved ones of the past, were like, I Council through the years, they have
is really a tale In Itself . . . case his- succeeded in establishing sound stu-
tories. if you like, in the personality dent government on the campus of
problem. j th'a   University.
Coming   into   existence   during   tho	
second   year   of   the   Hist   world   war, I
the   students'   council   of   the   University   of   British   Columbia   necessarily
suffered   when   many    of     Its    male
members   left   for   service   overseas.
One of the llrst to leave was the
Students' Council's first president,
now Col. Sherwood Lett, prominent
today in Vancouver business circles.
He resigned Christmas, 1915, halfway through his term, and In the
hist yoar of this University's existence, Just prior to his departure for
active   service   overseas.
Four of the eight council members
during 1917-18 were women, Including the president. This Is the only
time a woman has been president of
the A.M.S. Norah E. Coy was that
The University benefited when
several of the returned men became
council members. They were men
of experience.
It wasn't until 1924 that the president of the A.M.S., Ab. Richards,
nicknamed "Jack-the-Glant Killer."
chopped down government opposition ln establishing the University
of  British   Columbia   with   petitions.
Tommy Wilkinson brought another
set of characteristics to his position
as president of tho A.M.S. An Agriculture student, ln 1926 this versatile prexy acted as a livestock Judge
In   Portland.
To the president of the W.U.S. of
1929, Elaine Colledge. went the stern
duty of suppressing all desires ln
the hearts of co-eds to concert with
Lady  Nicotine.
The years of 1933-34 will bo forever remembered as "Mark Collins
Reign." so Indelibly did that president of the A.M.S. Impress his personality on the annals of the University. To him was given the
honour of being elected the first
vice-president   of   the   N.F.C.U.S.
Murray Mather, Bern Brynelsen,
Jay Oould and David Carey, presidents for the next four years, worked with the one aim of building a
stadium. Of the four students, Bern
Brynelsen will be remembered best
because lt was he who suggested
that     the     future     Union     Building
Dean Brock's Life
1874—Born in Perth,  Ont.
1907—Appointed Director
of the Geological Survey
of Canada.
1914—Appointed Deputy
Minister of Mines.
1914—Joined the Seaforth
1919—Founded the Engineering: Faoulty of the
1933— Lieutenant-Colonel
of Seaforth Highlanders.
1935—Died i n airplane
crash at Alta Lake.
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to the Student Body
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The original ideas for the Brock Memorial
Building1 involved the expenditure of the best
part of $150,000.00, and it was but a short time
before the leaders of the Union Building Campaign realized that such a scheme was too ambitious to be considered.
Original plans (section shown above) were
based on a far greater sum of money than
were those of the present building (below).
The present building conforms to that of
the remainder of the structures on the Campus. The North and South wings are of a similar design to the semi-permanent buildings
and are usually described as "modified renna-
issance" style.
The expansive cedar shake roof adds an
atmosphere of informality and warmth to the
building, whilst the rock terrace wall eases the
Brock Building into harmony with the Library
and Science Buildings which are comparatively close to it.
Photograph by courtesy Vancouver Dally Province.
Sharp and Thompson, Architects. THE      UBYSSEY
Wednesday, January 31, 1940
Players' Club—Aristocrat
Of Campus Organizations
Wood, Somerset, Risk, Guide Sons of Thespis
Through 25 Years of Green Room Production
The Players' Club was form-'
ed in tbe fall of 1915, only a few
weeks after the University
opened. Prof. R (I. C. Wood,
wbo at tbat time bad a elass in
English drama, was its founder
and has remained a staunch supporter and guide for the twenty-five
years of Its history.
The flrst performance was on February 18, 1916, when "Fanny and the
Servant Problem" by the late Jerome
K. Jerome, was presented at the now
demolished Avenue Theatre. It la Interesting to note that the faculty
came as guests of the club and that
they were few enough to occupy the
box seats.
The play was acclaimed with enthusiastic comments on all sides: to
quote from the Vancouver Province:
"Rarely has an amateur performance
of such merit been given ln Vancouver."
Then, as now, the University was
operating under war-time conditions.
At the end of the flrst term, Dr.
Wesbrook, President of the University, was requested to have the performance repeated for the benefit of
the 196th Western University Battalion, which was at that time encamped In tents on the university campus
In Fairview.
In the following year, the proceeds
of the spring play, "Merely Mary
Anne", were used to equip the Military Hospital. In fact, during the
war, the Players' Club raised over
$6000 for war charities.
Tour has been a tradition of the
club since Its very beginning. On the
request ot the President of the University, the flrst play was taken to
New Westminster and Victoria. In
1920, the tour was expanded to take
lr>     Nanaimo    and    four    Okanagan
Read the
£ Per
towns,   Kamloops,    Kelowna,    Vernon
and Pentlcton.
In 1922, A. A. Milne's play, "Mr.
Pym Passes By", which proved an
outstanding success in the history of
the club, was taken ln to the Kootenay district after having successfully
toured the already established route.
In 1931, the last year of Prof. Wood's
direction, 29 performances of Noel
Coward's "The Young Idea" were presented.
The tour was the only means available to students of contacting smaller
communities and helping to overcome
the feeling of antipathy to the new
In 1925, when the university moved
tj Point Orey, the Players' Club had
$4100 put aside to equip a new stage
with curtains and lights.
The tennis courts near the gymnasium, officially called the Student
Memorial Courts, were built by the
contributions of various literary clubs
cn the campus; to which the Players'
Club subscribed  $1200.
When, ln 1031, Professor Wood was
compelled by the pressure of his work
to give up the direction of the spring
plays, Mr. Sidney Risk took lt up
until he left for London two years
loter. For the following five years,
Miss Dorothy Somerset guided the
destinies of the plays until In 1939
Mr.  Risk  resumed  his  task.
Representative dramatists have appeared ln the list of plays. English
writers have been Goldsmith, Oscar
Wilde, James Barrle. A. A. Milne, O.
B. Shaw and Noel Coward. From foreign lands have come Ibsan, Echeg-
ary  and  Martinez  Sierra.
The Players' Club, the oldest club
on the campus, ls this year celebrating Its twenty-fifth anniversary with
the production of Jane Austen's
"Pride and Prejudice", successfully
translated Into terms of the theatre
by Helen K. Jerome. This play, which
recaptures the traditional grace and
elegance of life among the gentility
oi provincial England of more than a
century ago. has proved a great success on the professional stage both In
New York and London. It ls a challenge to the members of the club to
make lt one of their most outstanding
Clubs Celebrate
Long Years On
Proving that clul> interest can
last for twenty-live years i.s the
| fact that several of our present
campus societies will soon celebrate their silver anniversary.
Many have merged, or changed
their constitution, but the majority of the present important
clubs had their origin ln the flrat
five years of the University's existence.
Debating and public speaking
seem to have been of primary interest In those days, with the Women's and Men's Literary Societies
taking part ln debates among themselves and other universities, and
also mock trials, parliaments, and
oratorical contests. For a time, Interest was flagging because so many
of the potential speakers were
"somewhere   in   France."
The social, not technical, aspect,
was emphasized by the Chemical
Society, one of the pioneer clubs.
Guest speakers, including professors and managers of Industrial
plants in the city, gave interesting
talks on special phases of chemistry, in language intended for the
average   student.
Evolving naturally from the very
beginning, the Musical Society was
at first a Glee Club, with a mixed
chorus of about 75 voices, and an
orchestra contrary to the present
policy of the Society, however, outside talent, auch as Gideon Hicka of
Victoria, was employed for the
j Christmas   and   spring   concerts.
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American Colleges Boast
State Endowed Union Buildings
Luxurious Structures, Similar to Brock
Building*, Indispensable to U. S. Students
University Graduates Fill
Key Positions in Industry
Famed for Research All Over the World;
Many Return to Alma Mater to Teach
Ciradttates of sucb a young'
institution as TAB.O. naturally
have not bail time to reach positions of highest eminence. Yet
already many of them are filling key-
places ln the professional. Industrial,
commercial and cultural life of Canada. Already they have made this
university known throughout the
However, although numerous alumni have made good ln distant lands,
the great majority have stayed In
Hrltlsh Columbia to pursue their life's
work. Of the almost 4000 graduates
whose addresses are known, no fewer
than 88 per cent, reside within the
province. Five per cent, are living ln
ether parts of the Dominion, making
a total of 93 per cent, for Canada as
a   whole.
Graduates of U.B.C. have complied
on enviable record throughout the
last 25 years. Over 500 awards have
been acquired, most of them ln open
competition with graduates from
other universities. By means of these
scholarships men and women from
U.B.C. have circled the globe doing
research and other post-graduate
work at the world's greatest universities.
Other  alumni  have  carried  on  re-
The Y.M.C.A. and the Y.W.CA.
were prominent on the campus, during the war years, but In 1902 were
amalgamated with the international
group of the Student Christian
This group experienced a problem
similar to a recent one concerning
the Student Council and a speaker
in the Auditorium. In 1919 a Miss
Dunsmuir was supposed to have
been hired by Miss Peck to play at
a meeting. The time of the meeting
arrived but Miss Dunsmuir did not.
Being consulted at a later date, she
vigorously denied having received
any notice of the meeting and Mlss
Peck Just as vigorously affirmed
that she had hired someone, Just
who that someone waa must apparently   remain   a   mystery.
Tho Radio Club, recently suspended for the duration of the present
war, because of government regulations, was organized In January,
1910, with Dr, Hebb ns Honourary
The year 1919 also saw the formation of many of the present-day
campus discussion clubs. The Historical Society was organized by Dr.
Eastman and Dr. Sage, and two
Economics Discussion Clubs, a junior and a senior, were organizod to
.lobatn  on  questions  in  economics.
The Inter-Collegiate Socialist Society was formed for the purpose of
debating on socialist questions, while
searches without the aid of scholarships. These have travelled as far
west as Tokyo and as far east as
Athens. Their names are engraved ln
the honour lists of Oxford. Cambridge, London. Edinburgh, Paris,
Munich and leading institutions ln
Canada  and  the United States.
Where are those hundreds of grads
who have not gone on with further
li'.search work?
As might be expected, many of
them are engaged ln the teaching
profession. This is as it should be.
;.reing that one of the primary functions of a university is to furnish
educational leadership. Almost 600
ruumnl are teaching in British Columbia; a few have risen to leadership In this field.
U.B.C. graduates Include the Director of the Elementary Correspondence
School under the Department of
Education at Victoria, three Normal
School Instructors, one Elementary
School Inspector, ten Elementary
School Principals, two Junior High
School Principals, six Superior School
Principals and twenty-two High
School Principals.
Fifteen grads are either Assistant
or Associate Professor on the star! of
their Alma Mater while over fifty
others hold Junior positions.
Arts graduates are playing various
Important roles ln the building of a
better Canadian and world-wide social order, as government employees
in Canada, United States, and the
League  of Nations.
Graduates of the Theological Colleges affiliated with the University
also cover the world. Many are to be
found ln work on the frontiers of
B.C. and the Yukon, but others have
journeyed to Alberta. Ontario, Great
Britain. Ireland, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa and India.
Of the graduates in Agriculture all
but three are engaged in some form
of agricultural activity. 3everal are
employed in the Dominion and Provincial Departments of Agriculture in
experimental     and     executive     work.
the Literary Club, organizod by
Professor Thorlelf Larsen, has evolved Into the present-day Letters Club.
Sigma Delta Kappa Society had
already been formed to supplement
the Men's and Women's Literary
Societies. The Aggies, too, organized a discussion club, which is still
active on the campus, and in 1921,
organized   a   Live   Stock   Club.
French Drama was fostered by
the appearance of a French Dramatic Club hy Dr. Dallas and her colleagues, and the Classics Club received its impetus from Professor
Lemuel   Robertson.
In 1921, the Biological Discussion
Club and the G. M. Dawson Club—
Geological Discussion — were formed,
both of which have lived to see the
silver   jubilee   of   the   University.
in   erecting  the  Union  Build-'
ing,   U.B.C   students   are   keeping   up   with   the   most   progressive  universities  to  the  south.
At U.C.L.A. In Westwood, Los An-
K<les. the union building houses practically every organized student group,
p.nd is the focal point for activities
on the campus. It was completed
fairly recently, and ls laid out in rambling Spanish fashion to blend with
the other buildings on the grounds.
Students told a roving Ubyssey reporter down there last summer that
"wc don't know how we ever got along
without it." When informed that U.
B.C.   undergrads   were   putting   their
Others have gone to foreign countries
to carry on in this field.
Science grads, as those from other
faculties, have largely found employment at home. Chemical, Mining,
Civil and Forestry engineers are con-
ttibutlng greatly to the development
of B.C.'s lumbering Industry. Mechanical and Electrical engineers, likewise, have gained distinction.
The review here presented of the
activities of the University's alumni,
although obviously general in nature,
i.s surely evidence of the more distinctive features of graduate achievement. Twenty-flve years of energy
und enterprise, not least on the part
of her alumni, have given to U.B.C.
a place, however humble, among her
elder sisters of Europe and  America.
union building up on their own, they
expressed surprise and congratulations.
Berkeley, opposite San Francisco,
was until recently the world's largest
college of higher learning with Its
registration of 16,000; inferior only to
the University of Cairo, Egypt.
The Student's Union Building there
is a magnificent permanent structure
surrounding a sunny patio where men
nnd women gather at lunch time. It
houses the editorial offices of the
Callfornlan Bruin which boasts a battery of 38 typewriters, student edltora
who are on salary, and reporters who
get academic credit for work done on
the newspaper. It has luxurious offices for executives of scores of major
clubs, and a central lounge very slmi-
Iti' to our own only on a smaller scale.
At Eugene, Oregon, the students
have only recently achieved what our
University Is celebrating today. It ls
only a month or two since they swept
the last bits of plaster and shavings
out of their new Union Building and
.settled down.
All these colleges have had their
Students' Union Buildings erected
for them by endowment or state
aid. It Is a tribute to the Initiative
nnd determination of U.B.C. students that they are more than keep-
ing up with their neighbors to the
south, and doing It unassisted.
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Anglican College
Affiliated With
University of B.C.
19 Years Ago
Anglican College, incorporated in 1912, affiliated itself with
Latimer Hall, whieh had heen
established In 1910, and St. Mark's
Hall, which had been established ln
1912. These two halls merged In 1920,
and a year later the College affiliated Itself with the University of British  Columbia.
Under affiliation, certain theological subjects may be taken In lieu
of certain courses in Arts. The College, in 1927, moved to the Campus,
where the present building, half
stone and half roughcast had been
erected ln a modern adaptation of
the Tudor style of the Collegiate
In Black and White
Players*   Club
Can   Demand  Use
Of A.M.S. Typist
For nine years an agreement
has stood whereby the Players'
Club, whenever it might have
need of a typist, might have
free use of an Alma Mater
Society stenographer for a time "not
exceeding two hours ln any one day."
Twenty years ago, neither the A.
M. 8. nor the Players' Club used a
typist. Council members, fewer than
they are today but carrying out the
same work, did separately all their
own stenography.
Later, the Players' Club, ln Its tours
throughout the province, found need
of some helper In Its correspondence
with B.C. towns. An old member of
the club, willing to take the part-
time employment, arranged for the
sending of property-lists, play running-times and press material.
Meanwhile, Council's "home-made"
stenography was proving insufficient
and occasionally lt had to request the
use of the Players' Club typist. Then
a system evolved by which the A. M.
B. paid "rent" to have Its typing
Finally the Alma Mater Society
rated a typist of its own and an
arrangement was made whereby
the Players' Club could dismiss It;;
stenographer and use that of the A.
M. S. for the said time "not exceeding  two hours  in any one  day."
Now, when the A. M. S. has taken
up quarters ln the Brock Building,
twice the size of those lt occupied ln
the  Auditorium,  and  has,  Instead  of
Re-Opened in 1920 When Fairview Shacks
Unable to Hold Increasing Student Body
When one hears of the University of Hritish Columbia one
little realizes that with it nre affiliated three separate and distinet
colleges. These three are Victoria College, whieh is non-denominational, and the two theological colleges of the United aud Anglican Churches of Canada. ■_—_—	
Union College
Is Amalgamation
Of Three Theolog
Union   College   represents   the
merging of three theological colleges  boasting at least 43 years
of life ln British Columbia.
ORIGIN  IN   1893
Columbia College was opened by
the Methodist Church ln 1893. Westminster Hall was established by the
Presbyterian Church ln Vancouver
ln 1908. In 1914 the Congregational
College of British Columbia was Incorporated. In 1923 Ryerson College
was set up ln Vancouver taking over
the theological work formerly given
by Columbian College.
In the same year the Anglican
Theological College, Westminster
Hall, and Ryerson College united ln
a co-operative scheme which still
Union College was formed in 1927
when the Congregational College,
Westminster Hall, and Ryerson Hall
were amalgamated. The first Campus unit of Union College was erected in 1927 and in 1934 the library
was built.
At the turn of the century, ln 1902,
Victoria High affiliated with McOlll
University giving the First Year Arts
course. Five years later, Victoria College, as lt then was called, came under the control of the Royal Institution to become part of the McOlll
University College of British Columbia. Under this arrangement lt could
give the flrst two years in Arts.
When the University of British Columbia was born ln the Fairview
Shacks. Victoria College closed Its
doors. At that time it had an enrolment of seventy students.
For the next five years, until 1920,
it remained closed. Then, when the
students of Fairview were clamoring
lor more room. Victoria College became affiliated with the University of
British Columbia. Though It occupied part of the Victoria High School
Building lt had no part ln the administration of that building.
One year later, the present building. Cralgdarroch Castle, was rented
by the Board of School Trustees for
tie use of the College. Subsequently,
in 1927, lt was purchased by the city.
Linking the students of the College
with those of U.B.C. ls the traditional
Victoria Invasion by U.B.C. students
at which the basketball and rugby
teams of both Institutions vie for athletic supremacy.
a mere typist, three women stenographers and two men on its staff, the
old agreement still stands.
University Extension
In the New Brock Memorial
Building-, as in other modern
milestones of progress, Canadian General Electric products
have been used.
Scientific Research Keeps
Years Ahead in Its Aim to Produce More Goods for More
People at Less Cost
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Adult Education Parallels
25 Year Campus Progress
Three years after the start of
I'niversity education for the
young people of the province,
the first steps were taken liy the
government to give education
lor adults on the same lines and from
the same source, namely the newly
created "Fairview Shacks" University.
BLGAN IN  1918
The work opened ln the autumn of
1918 when public lectures sponsored
by the University Extension Committee made their first appearance, and
either professors or local citizens travelled to near-by communities and
gave a total of twenty-four one night
or afternoon lectures. That was ln
For tlie space of twenty-one years
this work that had its beginning in
single lectures has gone on. has grown
tremendously nnd has now gathered
Itself up Into a special Department
ol University Extension. It received
ar. Impetus ln 1935-36 when a grant
was made by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the purpose of
increasing adult  education In  B.C.
The money was used to spread the
number of lectures throughout the
province, and to establish adult study
groups for Interested communities.
This program was in the nature of
.•m experiment, as was the starting of
a special library at the University to
a.ter to the members of the new
study groups.
In that year 573 outside lectures
were given, a record for all time; and
a turning point reached In adult education work. This was marked by the
later appointment of Mr. Robert
England as the first director of the
New Department of University Extension  for  the season  1938-37.
Study group movements were kept
up. To them were added short courses
In many subjects. Drama, music,
worker's education and agriculture
drew wide attendance from the public
iiom all over the province.
The   held   of   radio   and   visual   ln-
. Iructlon  was approached by the De-
book library.
The summer session of 1938 witnessed the inauguration of the Extension Department's School of the
Theatre. Miss Ellen Van Volkenburg
and her assistants were swamped
with over a hundred applications of
people throughout the north-west to
participate in the course. Their work
on "The Trojan Women" and the attendant instruction did much to stimulate dramatic work ln the province
end this first course is looked upon as
a landmark in B.C. drama.
Teaching of athletics was also Inaugurated at the Summer School In
lfi38. and teachers came from as far
away points as Saskatchewan to attend. The same year also witnessed
the founding of the "Drama School
of the Air" under the direction of
Miss Dorothy Somerset.
Similar activities during next search continued with an Increased number of projects under the supervision
of the Department. The number of
persons enrolled throughout the province for the various courses in 1938-39
rose to 2265, more than the number of
undergraduates on the University
campus   for   the  same   year.
Greatest progress was made ln the
Youth Training school modelled on
the lines of the Danish and Scandinavian experiments. These are conducted ln conjunction with the Provincial Departments of Agriculture.
Land and Labour, and show full-time
attendance of 1059 boys and girls ln
the  twenty-flve provincial centres.
Short courses became much more
diversified, as the Department turned
to remedial work on its own accord.
Outstanding ln this Une were the
courses on Co-operatives, Public Administration, Homemaklng. Hand-
weaving and Art Appreciation.
Another short course held ln the
summer of 1939 was the one on cinematography given by Dr. Boris Mar-
kovin of  the  University  of  Southern
partment for the flrst time and equip- , 0allfornla.     Under   the   guldance   of
! the Department,  this led to the  for-
ment in these two mediums accumulated for furthering educational work.
Glass slides were the foundation for
a visual Instruction library. Recording
the present history of the University
In 16 mm. film became a service of
the Department.
Mr. Robert England was succeeded
as director for the term 1937-38 by
Dr. Q. M. Shrum of the Department
of Physics. During this year the evening classes expanded. Much work
was done In fine arts, agriculture I <1 Mr. Leonard Chatwln who makes,
under the newly incorporated Domin- j as well as administers, the Depart-
lon-Provlnclal   Youth   Training   Plan, j meat's film slides.
There  was  a  total  attendance  of  309 j	
at   the   two   courses   given   under   this i      A    Northwestern    university   sclen-
l.uler     scheme      at      twelve      centres ! title  survey  revealed   that  41  percent
matlon of the B. C. Institute of Cinematography.
Few changes have been made ln
policy of the already well oriented
department. The work has expanded
to an unprecedented extent and has
entailed much extra effort on the part
of the staff. A mailing list of over
7 000 names is part of the responsibility of Miss Margaret Youds, secretary to Dr, Shrum. The growing visual Instruction service is in the hands
throughout   the  lower  mainland.
The Department brought many
people to \he University campus in
Us educational activities as well as
taking courses and classes to them,
tt stayed displays, field days and
meetings and has always been prom-
Ir.i nt ln dispensing Information
through a rapidly expanding play and , at  the  Institution.
of  the  student body  had  halitosis.
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Wisdom   came   to   earth   and   could
Und   no  dwelling:   plaec.
—Kline ll.
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Cornell   University   has  a   freshman
student    who    represents    the    fourth
generation    of    her    family    to   enroll
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Of U.B.C. Botanical Gardens ln 1912
The University Botanical (iardens, the first to be established
in Canada, were begun by the Provincial Oovernment in 1912 to
bring together the native plants of Hritish Columbia.
Started Just after the Site Commission had decided upon Point Orey
as the place for the proposed University of British Columbia, they
were Intended to serve as a nucleus
for the University Botanical Gardens
which would be completed whenever
the University came to the Point.
Covering an area of approximately
five acres, they comprise the Systematic Garden, the Native Arboretum,
the Medicinal Garden, the Exotic
Garden, the Rock Garden, the Aquatic Garden, the North American Arboretum, and the Japanese Garden.
The Systematic Garden contains
nearly one thousand varieties of native plants. These Include dry belt,
mountain and coast species arranged
according to families in phylogenetic
order ln a series of fifty large beds
which are separated from each other
by four-foot lawns.
The Medicinal Garden contains
both native and Imported plants
which have been used as a source of
medicines. The Exotic Garden boasts
strange and intriguing plants and
flowers introduced from botanical
gardens from all parts of the world.
In fact, lt can be almost described as
being an international flower show.
Both the Rock and Aquatic Oar-
dens contain plants common to Brit
ish Columbia. The Rock Garden in
miniature portrays all the rock mosses
and plants common to the mountain
slopes of this province; while the
Aquatic Garden ls filled with pond
weeds, water lilies, and all other
types of aquatic plants found on the
lakes, ponds and rivers of B. C.
The North American Arboretum
when fully completed will be representative of the trees and shrubs of
Eastern Canada and the United
The Japanese Gardens were presented to the University ln 1938 by
friends of the great Japanese statesman and peace emissary, Dr. Inazo
Nitobe. Planned and planted by Japanese laborers and gardeners lt contains shrubs, flowers and grasses dls-
rrlmlnately chosen from both Oanadlan and Japanese flora.
In the centre stands a Japanese
lantern erected ln recognition of Ni-
tobe's eminence as an Idealist and
It is not what a man studies, but
how well he studies it that reflects
and  measures his Intelligence.
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possibilities in ordinary individuals.
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Alma Mater Society Helps to Bu
Dr. L. S. Klinck
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President Klinok proved to be one of the Alma Mater
Society's firmest friends during the difficult days of financing
the Brook Memorial Building.
Greetings From Well-wishers
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For twenty-five years now the Province oi' hritish Columbia
has been able to boast its own I'niversity, and it is improbable
that any doubts have ever been cast as to the sagacity of chartering the I'niversity of B.C. in 1915.
Born during the early years of '('front War T', the University
has struggled for its existence, has endured difficulty upon difficulty, has overcome problem upon problem, and has ever maintained a standnrd of scholarship and excellence whieh is the envy
of many a similar institution on this continent.
It would not have occurred to the average observer in 1915,
however, that the Silver Jubilee of the young University would be
celebrated during the flrst twelve months months of 'Oreat War
ll'! But unfortunately such is the present status quo, and again
the future of tho University is unpredictable, as uncertain as the
future of modern civilization itself.
Just as the University set out on the road of life within hearing
of thundering howitzers, nnd twenty-flve years later is still vibrating from shocks of war, so it undertook its educational obligations
in cramped quarters at the Fairview shacks, and in a quarter of a
century finds itself similarly overcrowded in its Point CI rey surroundings. Marching in step with the modern trend in education,
the I'niversity has been compelled to admit to its halls a continuously and uniformly increasing number of qualified young men
and   women  students.
The accommodation for this growing multitude of seekers
after higher learning has not shown the proportional expansion
which might at first have been expected. Post-war depression,
post-'29 depression, present unstable conditions, all have combined
to restrain what good intentions the (ioverninont of British Columbia might have had in connection with fostering further
growth  of the  Provincial University.
The Alma Mater Society of the I'niversity, however, has not
been held back by unfavorable times, nor by the lack of anything
more than moral support from the Ciovernment. The student body
lias demonstrated that its conception of the University i.s never
to remain intangible in form. The wishful dreams of students
have been realized through hard work, and sacrifice.
The great trek from Fairview to Point (jrey resulted from the
mighty Student Campaign during 1922 and   192:?, and  for a short Wednesday, January 31, 1940
University  of British Columbia
time satisfied the eager students. But it was not long before the
need for a Gymnasium became painfully obvious, nor did it take
many months for the members of the A.M.S. to realize that the
burden of constructing it must of necessity fall upon their shoulders. In 1929 the Gymnasium was open, and by 1935 its cost had
been fully paid.
The story of tho Stadium has not yet been dimmed by the
passage of time. The memory of student negotiations, a second
student bond issue, nnd erection of the concrete structure is still
strong in the minds of those who take an interest in the welfare
of the I'niversity.
On this happy day another achievement of student initiative
will lie written into the history of this campus. The story of the
financing of the Brock Building, the assistance of a host of friends
who came eagerly to the aid of the University, tho construction of
the building during tho Summer of '39 has been fully told throughout this paper. Tho point which is impressive is the fact that the
students hung on relentlessly to th**ir hopes until fulfillment thereof was assured. Once more a definite necessity on the campus has
been answered.
Still other fields for student endeavour havo been the questions of limitation of those registered at tho University, and the
cost of higher education to the student. The last few years havo
seen definite restrictions imposed upon the attendance at the I'niversity, and an increase in the fees for tho pleasure of attending.
Students again took issue over both matters, organized a
Student Campaign Committee, won freedom from the restrictions
upon attendance, but. lost the fight over the raise in foes. At the
present time the possibility of limitation of registration is not entirely remote, and perhaps the students will bo compelled to
struggle again. The raise in fees possesses the unhappy characteristics of permanence, and the best that can be hoped is that
the fee  increase will at least remain at the present sum.
At such a time as tlie present the desire to look into the future
is inevitable. At no time in the history of the University of B.C.
has prophetic writing been as difficult, but in-spitc of world affairs,
on the basis of the record of the hist twenty-five years, it would be
impossible to exclude fhe possibility, or probability of smashing
success for flu   I'niversity, its i'aciiltv and its students.
Carson McGuire
Oarson MoOuire, looking over the plans of the Brook
Memorial Building, during the Spring of 1930. After solving
the financial riddles of the Brook Memorial question, Oarson
gave a great deal of time to the drawing of tne plans.
Greetings From Welhtvishers
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University of B. C.
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Simple   Modern Design Features The Interior Decoration Of Brock Memorial Building
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$12,000  Expenditure On
Furnishings  Alone
The graciousness of spirit and surroundings lost to the
students of the University of British Columbia oil the death of
Dean and Mrs. Brock, is returned to them in the simple modern
setting of the Brock Memorial Building. Planned to be a centre
for tlie social and cultural activities of the students, the Union
building is indeed, a dream come true.
The great social lounge with its
vast beamed ceiling and three sided
balcony, ls the focal point of the
building. Wall panelling ls putty
toned rubbed cedar forms a complimentary background for the red brick
fireplaces at either end of the room.
The University crest forms the theme
lor the decorations above the fireplaces and also for the cast Iron fire-
dog.. With hearths of Welsh tile and
curtain-screens, the fireplaces are
charming foils for the pools of green
chesterfields and beige chairs facing
The central grouping in the room
revolves about a twelve foot oaken
table In modern design. This grouping consists of two nine foot red mohair chesterfields and several beige
coloured chairs. The beige tones are
repeated In the French cotton draperies at the windows and in the card
tables and chairs placed along this
wall. Echoing the red colour are the
'two passenger' seats at either end of
the hall near the fireplaces.
Repeating the brown shades of the
broadloom rugs scattered over the
oak floor ls a brown chesterfield immediately below the orchestra balcony.   These   deeper   tones  carry   the
Ing tea.
Pull green and white cotton draperies in a passion fruit design set the
colour scheme for the dining room.
Flanned to accommodate fifty people
nt luncheon or tea, the room ls furnished with tables capable of seating
four or six comfortably. The china,
copied after the famous Susie Cooper
style, was chosen for its attractive
simplicity, its only decoration being
several encircling lines of green.
Oyster linen cloths for luncheon,
green rayon for tea and white for
buffet suppers complete the appointments.
Additional beige tones are found ln
the maids' uniforms, and the unique
right gallon crocks which will serve
ns umbrella holders.
A corridor opening from dining
room and social lounge leads to the
Women's Common room in the north
wing of the building. Coral, old rose
end a soft gold forms the basic
scheme for this delicately designed
room. Hand blocked linen ln corresponding tones curtains the leaded
paned windows. The flrst gift made to
the Union building, a set of two pictures by Emily Carr, will hang on
the south wall. The light toned cedar
attention     from     the     main     room ' panelling and russet-sand rug are an
through a doorway nt the right side
of the east wall Into the Men's Common room.
Essentially masculine, the room is
decorated ln brown, burnt orange and
beige. Donnaconna board in a lengthwise pattern covers the walls and
forms a neutral background for the
burnt orange curtains nt the three
large windows of the room. An oak
floor in an Inlaid square pattern is
admirably set off by the brown rugs
and chesterfields.
A passageway leads from here into
both the dining room and kitchen. All
the china and linen used in the dining room ls stored ln this hall where
certain facilities such as coffee makers are also kept. The kitchen Itself
is thought to be one of the most
modern ln Canada with Its walk-in
refrigerator, steam table and thermostat controlled appliance for mcik-
for the activities
of your—■
Stationers and Printers
with a
Smart   in appearance
Accurate  in performance
A Challenger i.s always
correct everywhere
appropriate      background      for      the
charming furnishings.
These four main rooms, the lounge.
Men's Common room, dining room
and Women's Common room, entirely
gracious nnd simple ln design and
colour, were planyned by Mrs. Dubois
colour, were planned by Mrs. Dubois
Also situated in the north wing are
a Faculty room which is at the front
of the building, a Women's executive
office connected to the Common
room,  and  a general meeting room.
The south wing of the lounge floor
Is given over almost entirely to the
Alma Mater Society offices. The only
other room being one for men's executive meetings.
Entirely glass enclosed, the A.M.S.
offices present an awe inspiring sight
to the uninitiated. A series of cages,
similar to those in banks, dispense
everything from postage stamps to
club budgets according to the lettering on the glass partitions. Shading
the rest of the new equipment, a
great safe holds the centre of Interest. Two smaller rooms opening out
of this office are designated President, and Treasurer, being Intended
for those members of the Students'
The second floor of the building is
liven over entirely to offices and
meeting rooms, all ot which are similarly furnl' hed with oak tables and
chairs. The walls of these second
storey rooms are finished in putty
coloured wall board while those in
the corridors are a pastel green decorative plaster. Linoleum block In
black and grey covers the corridor
floors and brown battleship linoleum,
the room floors. The woodwork Is of
tlie same rubbed cedar used through-
cut the lounge.
Situated in the north end is a club
room reserved for Phrateres, the
largest women's organization on the
campus. Next to this is the theatre, a
large room with a stage at one end
which can be formed into a separate
unit, by folding doors. A women's
meeting room completes the arrangement of this section.
Connecting the north and south is
an open hall which overlooks the social lounge. The orchestra balcony is
at the centre of this hall. A men's
meeting room, a club room and the
Students' Council office are located In
the south portion of the second floor.
Occupying    a    vantage    position    at
Little   Menagerie
Increases  By
Twenty   Times
Although the smallest in the University, the Faculty of Agriculture,
has Increased by twenty times its
original enrollment of seven ln twenty-flve   years'   existence.
In 1914. Professor L. 8. Klinck, of
McDonald College, was appointed the
Dean of Agriculture at the then unopened University of British Columbia. He spent the year 1915 preparing for the founding of his department by travelling through the province, examining the different methods
cf  agriculture  employed  here.
In 1916, Dean Klinck was Joined
by P. A. Boving and F. M. Clement,
the present Dean of the Faculty.
When, in the fall of 1915, the University opened, there were no undergraduates in Agriculture. In the
spring of 1917 a short course ln Horticulture was offered.
The first undergraduate class ln
Agriculture entered the University ln
the fall of 1917. In lt were only seven
students, once referred to by a Science Professor as "the little menagerie."
At this time, there were three professors under Dean Kllnck, Professor
Clement, Horticulture; Professor Boving, Agronomy; and Professor J. A.
McLean, Animal Husbandry.
In the following years, they were
Joined by others, notably Professors
Ladner and Lunn, and later, Professor Lloyd, who was put ln charge of
Poultry Husbandry.
In Fairview. the Aggies had no separate buildings as they have today.
There they used rooms ln the Science
Building, rented rooms on Broadway,
shacks, and even tents.
Practical work has always been a
part of the Department's work at the
Point Orey site, When there was only
n path leading out to where the University now stands, a start was made
on the present farm. In 1917. pigs,
cows, horses and poultry were brought
to  the  farm.
Plans were made for a permanent
Agriculture building, on the south
side of the University Boulevard, near
the farms. However, when hopes for
the immediate construction of tills
building were abandoned. Dean Clement and Proiossoi Boving planned the
present  structure.
The number of undergraduates increased rapidly until 1022. when 77
were enrolled. This was the largest
class until 1937.
At first there were greenhouses for
Horticulture but later others were
constructed for Biology and Agronomy. Through the years many additions were made to the equipment,
until today the Agriculture Department has its present modern facilities.
tht front of the building, the Students' Council office features an Innovation from the usual board room
atmosphere. Equipped so that councillors can use lt as a private study
hall, the furnishings comprise a desk
for the president and secretary, and
a small one each for the other members of the governing body. A constant reminder of the achievements
of former councils are the pictures of
each .group from 1915 on, which line
one wall of the room. Hanging above
the door is one of the few relics of
the Fairview "Shacks" — a faded
wooden sign which reads: Students
Council Office. This ls the flrst sign
ever possessed by the Students' Council.
Three of the University's most vital
organizations have their offices on
the basement floor of the building.
Occupying a suite of three modern
offices ln the north end, is the Publications Board. The Book Exchange
is also located here. A Photography
dark room and the office of the Mamooks Service Club share the south
basement. There is also a large locker
loom in each  half of  this floor.
All  members of  the  Cricket Club  are
to be in front of the Qym at 12:40
on Thursday to have pictures taken
i'or the Totem. All members are requested   to   be   present.
It   is   easier   to   believe
scientifically Instructed.
than   to   be
Struggles For Existence
Marked  C.O.T.C,   Growth
Corps Trains Officers to Lead Canadian
Forces in Two Wars; Re-Organized in 1928
The story of the development of the C.O.T.C. at the University
of British Columbia, is the story of a struggle between two opposing factions: The idealistic group of pacifists who branded the
Corps  as  militaristic,  on  one  hand,   and  the  energetic   forces   of
students   who   believed   that  military ■ •
training was a useful ond  necessary   /-<     • _o     11 «
Com Collection
Contains Valued
Corinthian Relic
worth its
Nothing persuades people of small
undoi standing na that which they
i annot   understand.
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If tlio conclusion determines what
the reasoning shall he, the reasoning
Is   sham.
part  of academic  life,  on   the  other.
As war clouds gathered in Europe
during thoae memorable days of
August 1914, a little group of scholars attending McOill College in Vancouver, banded themselves together
to form the first Canadian Officer's
Training Corps at a western college.
The corps flourished under the
wave of patriotism that characterized the era, and in March of 1910,
a group of 30 well-trained students
bade good bye to their comrades
and left for training In the east.
Subsequently they crossed the Atlantic and added their names to the
ever growing scroll of Canadians
who were fighting for their country
Came the fall session of 1915, and
McOill College became the University of British Columbia. Reorganization of the Corps commenced immediately. Despite falling health
and terrific pressure of work, Major
F. F. Wesbrook, the president and
founder of the new Institution, took
over command of the C.O.T.C. Three
hundred and seventy-nine young enthusiasts answered the call to arms
and    formed    the   U.B.C.    contingent.
On July 1, 1916, 300 trained officers
departed   for   Fiance.
November 11. . . Armistice, the end
of the conflict . . . and the corps
straggled back. Then followed a
wave of anti-militarism, and bitterness against the terrible forces of
Mars. Students wore weary of death
and destruction the sight of a uniform awoke in them the memory of
those years of struggle. It was the
knell   of   the   C.O.T.C.
In Jitnuury, 1UIH, news reached
Ihe t'.Ii.C.'. cum pus of a mass meet-
Inn nt the University of Toronto,
dlMNolvlng the corps on that cam-
pun. "IS U.11.C TO KK.MAIN DORMANT?" queried the Ubyssey In
U.B.C. did not remain dormant.
Student protest against militarism
flared. Struggling for existence, the
Corps, in order to refute charges
that C.O.T.C. training- dispensed
with physical fitness, added physical
training to their curriculum. All
that spring the fate of the Corps
hung   in   the   balance.
The following session, when students assembled, there Was no Officer's Training Corps on the U.B.C.
A questionnaire circulated during
the session of 1924-25, revealed that
only 30 out of 400 men, were interested   in   the   formation   of  a   Corps.
In the spring of 1926. the Oovernment, interested In the reorganization of a C.O.T.C..offered to build
drill hull on the cumpiis, which could
he used as u gymnuaium If the corps
was formed. The student body accepted the offer, hut protest was
high and the matter was tacitly
The discussion came to a head the
following year. Students crammed
Applied Science 100 on November
28 to discuss the pros and cons of
the Issue. In the chair was F. C.
Pllkington. campus exponent of
military   training.
A short time later, the Student
Council approved tho formation of
a corps. Student protest flared. Immediately a petition circulated to
call an A.M.S. meeting to pass a
resolution against C.O.T.C. establishment.
On February 31, 1028, the Almu
Muter Society met.. Albert Whitley,
In n stirring speech to the students,
denounced the C.O.T.C. as opposed
to democracy. He charged that the
Corps, controlled hy outside factions,
could dictate the policies of the U.H.
C.   tiovernors.
Realizing that the question of outside control was the main Issue, the
University Semite changed their
plans and provided for the reorganization of the Corps under a University Committee. This removed
the   main   obstacle   and   the   noxt   fall
Can a silver coin bt
weight  in gold?
It can be if it's like the Oreek
coin of Corinth which Prof,
Lemuel Robertson, hend of the
Classic's Department, has in his
Prof. Robertson, who is custodian
of the University Coin Collection ln
his spare time, has a quantity of old
Greek and Roman money destined to
be added to the display which is on
view ln the south wing of the Library.
About the size of the old five-cent
piece, the coin is of silver, 91'/, pure,
tt weighs 18 grains, and is worth
roughly 2'a cents as metal. But as a
semi-precious of the grandeur that
ivas Corinth, it is worth about two
dollars and a half. That ls more than
the value of 18 grains, reckoned at
today's gold prices.
Other interesting items ln the U.B.
C. collection are five seals of bake
ciay. The cuneiform style of lettering
ls still as clear as the day when they
were issued by priests in the Euphrates valley, two centuries before Abraham, as rent receipts.
the Training Corps once more came
Into existence—this time on a voluntary   basis.
Students opposed the formation of
the Corps on these grounds by a
majority   of   344   votes.
Commanding officer at that time
was Lt.-Col. H. T. Logan, associate
professor of classics. He was replaced in 1029 by Lt.-Col. H. F. G.
I.etson. In 1036, the present com-
monder Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum was
Almost 500 graduates and undergraduates enrolled in the Corps at
the beginning of the Fall term of
1939 and entered upon a period of
Intensive training of six full hours
a week. As a boon to students who
wore taking valuable time to serve
their country, the Board of Governors valued the military training at
three   units.
Thus the C.O.T.C. completes a saga
of 25 years and embarks on another
great conflict. Within a very short
time U.B.C. students may be leading
Canadian fighting forces against totalitarian   forces  in   Europe.
Let the other fellow talk occasionally; you can't learn much by
listening   to  yourself.
—Sliver nnd Oold
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If   a   man   thinks   he's   Caesar   and
nobody agrees  with   him  he's  sent  to
the asylum. If the masses agree with
him  he becomes a dictator.
—The Argonaut, San Francisco.
Waterloo   News
Story   Written
By   Wellington
As a news story, the Battle of
Waterloo is "cold." But it regained some of its old fire when
a crackling manuscript was laid
on the desk of librarian John
Ridington  a  short  while  ago.
The faded pages were the June 22
edition of the London Times of 18115.
They are protected by sheets of cellophane.
Stop press news was the Battle of
Waterloo described for The Times by
the Duke of Wellington himself: "The
British line was supported by a corps
of Prussians. The attack, after a
long and sanguinary conflict, terminated in a complete overthrow of the
enemy's army with the loss of 150
pieces of cannon and two eagles."
An editorial uses words which might
easily apply to the present war; "The
Hero of Britain has met and frustrated the audacious attempts of the
Rebel Chief."
The paper was given to the University by a former student, Miss Margaret C. Bailey, who presented lt originally to Dr. W. N. Sage of the Department of History.
It was bought some time ago from
a woman in a small town ln Saskatchewan for $7S. The original price
of the sheet was sixpence. When it
found its way to Canada is a mystery, but it is likely that lt crossed
the Atlantic long before the days of
Among the classified ads ls the announcement of a meeting of "The
Society for promoting the Oospel in
Ireland." A Gentleman offers 11,000
to any person who can procure for
SITUATION. A respectable Voung
Person wants a position as a BARMAID. And a French Refugee Gentleman wishes to lodge with a genteel
family to Improve his English language.
It Is Indeed fitting that this—-
the 25th anniversary of the
founding of the University of
British Columbia — should be
the occasion of the dedication
of the beautiful Brock Memorial Building. Our sincere congratulations to all who have
been, and are, associated with
this outstanding British Columbia  institution.
The Independent   100%
B. C. Company
A double delight
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Published Twice Weekly by The Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 27
Margaret Haggart
Musical Society Operetta
United Arguing Composers
Sullivan Wanted to Concentrate on
Serious Opera; Gilbert on Comic
When the Musical Society presents "The dondoliers" on
February 21-24. a Gilbert and Sullivan opera of particular significance in the biographies of the two composers will be produced.
Well known to students of the Sa-
voyan tradition, the two musicians
were constantly quarrelling over trivial matters. The famous partnership actually broke up over the price
of a new carpet for the Savoy Theatre, the scene of most of their operatic productions.
The terrific pressure at which
both men worked brought on frayed nerves and damaging temperament which resulted In many of
these  disputes.
But the underlying reason was
Sullivan's desire to concentrate on
really "serious" music and to get
away from the music for the comic,
air-of-abandon stuff at which librettist Ollbert was so adept. After
the "Yeomen of the Guard" was
written, Sullivan's yen to write serious music took rapid growth. This
fact Is evidenced from a study of
Sir Arthur's diary and letters. Writing  to  Ollbert,  he  said:
"I have lost my liking for writing
comic opera, and entertain very
grave doubts as to my power of doing it . . . nor can I write again to
any widely impossible plot In which
there   Is   not   some   human   interest
Ollbert was naturally angered at
this letter and thus began a series
of letters back and forth that aggravated the Ill-feeling between the
two   men.
But gradually the letters began to
permeate with signs of friendship
from both sides. The episode ended
with  a   note  in  Sullivan's   diary—
"Long and frank explanation with
Gilbert; free and outspoken on both
sides. Shook hands and buried the
A few weeks later, he wrote to Gilbert and the theme of the "Gondoliers"   was   mentioned:
" I understood from Carte some
time ago that you had some subject
connected with Venice and Venetian
life, and this seems to be to hold out
great chances of bright color and
taking music. Can you not develop
this thome with something we can
both go Into with warmth and enthusiasm?"
This note decided Gilbert on the
plot of "Gondoliers" and he went to
work on lt at once. As he wrote,
he sent it piecemeal to Sullivan to
set to music. It was rehearsed as it
was composed.
Sullivan   worked   like   a   madman,
rehearsing   all   day   and   composing,
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Who plays the part of the frolicking contudlne Glnnetta, a soprano
lend In the Musical Society's production of the Ollbert and Sullivan "The Oondollers" on February   31-24,   Inclusive.
In consequence of an offer by the
Ct-.nadian government to the British
Admiralty of a certain number of
.-'.ualtfled men for a special technical
v ar service, the National Research
Council has offered to assist in flnd-
u:_ selecting and listing suitably
qualified men.
In line with this offer, the Council
is conducting an extensive campaign
m an effort to obtain the names, addresses, and credentials concerning or
relntlng to education, experience and
personal qualifications of any British
subjects living ln Canada who can lay
claim to the title of Engineer-Physicist, with experience of radio frequency technique, especially of very
short waves.
Half of these men are required for
experimental development work in
ihe laboratory, and half for design,
i.e. turning the experimental model
Into production.
Further details concerning this new
project may be obtained at the Registrar's office.
Junior Prom
Mart Kenney's Musicians
Will Play At Brock Ball
Tickets for First Social Event of Year
Selling Like Wildfire in Quad Box Office
To the strains of Mart Kenney's music Varsity students will
dance at  Thursday's liroek Memorial Ball.
On Thursday evening they will have their long-nwaited
chance to explore the building for the first time since its completion.      All    the     rooms      except     the
business offices will be open. In between dances party-goers will be
able to admire the new furniture,
and to speculate on the special purpose   which   each   room   is   to   serve.
Refreshments will he served continuously from 10:30 till midnight in
the kitchen directly behind the main
hall. Tables will be placed ln the
two rooms on either side of the kitchen. There, on presentation of
ticket stubs, guests may obtain a
buffet supper. As this ls a special
occasion, food may be eaten nny-
where   in   the   building.
Patrons for the evening will be
Lieutenant-Governor Eric W. Hamber and Mrs. Hamber; the Minister
of   Education,   Dr.   and   Mrs.    Weir;
Chancellor and Mrs. McKechnie;
President Kllnck. Dean and Mrs.
Clement, Dean and Mrs. Buchanan,
Bean  and   Mrs.   Finlayson.
Dancing- will be from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m. As this ball ls classed as a regular university function, regulations governing Alma Mater social
functions   will   be   in   effect.
Tickets at $2.00 a couple have sold
like wildfire at the quad box orllce,
because this dance, in addition to
celebrating the opening of the Brock
Building, is the first major social
event of the  New Year.
Everything possible has been done
by the Council Committeo in charge
to make the ball a success. Tholr
first major coup came when they obtained   Mart   Kenney   and   his   West-
For Prom Queen
Due Saturday
Ole Olson Will Play
At Formal Affair
In The Commodore
The most charming girl in
third year will be crowned
queen of her class on February
7. at the Junior Prom.
The identity of the queen will be
kept a secret until 11 p.m., when she
will be crowned by Dr. Currle, honourary president of the Junior Class.
Nominations for the 1940 Prom
Queen must bo ln the A.M.S. office
by 12:30 Saturday, February 3. Each
nomination must have 16 signatures.
Every person holding a ticket for
the Prom may vote for the queen
of   his    choice.
According to present arrangements the party will be held at the
Commodore, with Ole Olson's orchestra In attendance. The Prom
will be a full formal, with dancing
from 9  p.m. until  1 a.m.
Dave    Ritchie,     president     of     the
Junior Class, promises that this •will
be the best party of the year.
As usual, the Prom will be free to
members of the third year class, but
will be three dollars a couple to
outsiders. Juniors are warned that
they must havo their student passes
with  them.
A Prom pep meet will bo held
next Tuesday in the Auditorium. Ole
Olson and hts orchestra will be
present, giving the students a sample of the music which they will
hear  at   the  dance  itself.
In charge of arrangements for the
From are the Junior Class Executive, consisting of Dave Ritchie,
Ruth Wilson, Ranjl Mattu, and
Nancy Martin.
Collegiate Ice Hockey
Princeton   Coach
Accuses Toronto
Of Using Pros
TORONTO, January 24 (C.U.P.).-—
Startling streamers and bold type
across eastern Canadian sport pages
last week heralded what looked to be
the biggest story to break ln Inter-
colleglate sport since Paul Rowe's
father started the great "professionalism" dispute about the starry footballer.
The Ul-chosen words which began
the latest uproar came from Dick
Vaughan, coach of Princeton's hockey
squad. Having lost to Toronto and
Queen's by scores of 12-1 and 10-3,
the Tiger mentor gave out a bleat
against further Inclusion of Canadian
teams in the Interim-ional Intercollegiate Ice Hockey League. A Princeton press agent whose sense of proportion had probably been blurred by
New Jersey fog Immediately wired
Canadian sports editors with an off, r
ol a super-scoop concerning Vaughn's beef that "Toronto, Queen's and
McOlll have been strengthening themselves   like   professionnl   teams."
The Princeton coach's wail was
t.,ken up by Ed Jerlmlah. coach of
Dartmouth's pucksters. who claimed
that his boys c >ul- 1 an. is much
hockey by watching .jr* ,e ii' it., players as they could by play u~ * ith the
Canuck  collegians.
When the tumult and the .houtlng
died, nothing could be heard but the
echoes of laughter from the Canadian
fports pages. Toronto's ice mentor,
"Ace" Bailey, said emphatically, "We
don't strengthen our teams at all. We
just take pot luck." Explaining that
Varsity's large enrollment gave It a
good opportunity to select a strong
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ern Gentlemen to supply music for
the evening. This orchestra, and
its songstress, Georgia Dey, has long
been a favourite with Varsity students.
Decorations and favours, chosen
by the Mamooks, promise to be especially Interesting. Dozens of coloured balloons have been obtained,
and  also narrow paper streamers.
Cagers Play
Mt. Vernon
Wed. Night
Varsity's high-flying Senior
"A" cagers entertain royalty
this Wednesday night at the
Campus (ivm when they tackle
the crack Mount Vernon Parkers quintette in a special exhibition game at 9:00 p.m.
The  game  is  by way of a  return   engagement.   Varsity   having   played    at    Mount   Vernon
two      weeks      ago.      Admission
charge  for students will  be   10c
with pass, and 25c for outsiders.
The    game,     second     exhibition
match the hoopsters have played at
home   this  year,   promises  to  be   a
bang-up affair.    These Mount Vernon lads carry a starry roster with
them and are currently burning up
the  Washington   State   Conference
league,   being   touted  as   sure  winners.
Big attraction of the American
squad Is a boy named Huntley Gordon, who was picked as All-American
when playing for the University of
Washington. A running mate of Gordon ts big Ed. Nelson who was picked
as an All-Coast flash at the same
Against this powerful aggregation,
tne Vllet men will throw all their
new-found punch, and attempt to
outhustle the well-conditioned Parkers.
Having been beaten by the Vernon
squad across the line, the Thunderbirds are anxious to avenge the defeat and show the hometown crowd
tlie brand of basketball that they
would like to piny against all year.
In a preliminary game, starting at
7:45 p.m. Varsity's strong Senior "B'
outfit, currently In second place In
the league, will tackle Ted Milton's
Shores outfit.
Milton will have such men as Doug
Pedlow, Bob Davie, and Charley
Claridge. all Varsity students, playing
for him. The collegians played for
Ted last year, when Shores won the
Intermediate "A" crown ln the city,
nnd will help bolster up the team
neninst the Blue and Gold Bees, who
won their game against Adanacs last
Friday by a large 52-18 score.
The price, once again, is 10c for
students; the time: 9:00 p.m. for the
feature attraction. A large student
crowd will show the team that U.B.C.
appreciates having visiting teams
show on the Campus.
We Wuz Robbed
Cry Victorian
Victoria College ruggermen are today bitterly exclaiming that "there
ain't no Justice".
Brought up before the faculty discipline committee on charges of Infraction of rules, they believe themselves to be the Innocent victims of
It all started when six brazen coeds entered the men's dressing room
nnd proceeded to knot the clothes of
the  absent athletes.
Returning from the green Victorian
swards, the rugger lads surprised the
lassies ln their heinous act. Righteously indignant, they dragged the
protesting females to n nearby firehose and threatened them with immediate dousing.
Cowed into submission by the masculine grip of the college stalwarts,
ilie co-eds meekly promised to wash
the ruggermen's blue and gold sweater, regularly for six weeks.
GOSH   !   !   !
At this moment, however, the long
and stern arm of Joe Faculty Interposed and demanded to know who it
was who dared to break the tomblike
silence of  the institution.
Chivalrous to the finish, the collegians did a George Washington
act and shouldered the blame. Today they stand condemned, the victims of circumstantial  evidence.
But there is one bright spot in the
whole black episode. Fifteen newly-
washed blue and gold sweaters are
deposited  weekly  in  the  locker room.
Revised L.S.E.
Gives Prexy More Power
Gets Almost Dictatorial Powers as Major
Executive of L.S.E. Approves Revisions;
Minor Clubs to be Forced to "Toe the Line"
Sweeping changes in the constitution of the Literary and
Scientific Society approved by that organization's Major Executive and Student Council Monday gives tho Executive and Presi
dent Darrell Braldwood almost dictatorial powers over all clubs in the
"More   control   was   awarded
President of L.S.E. who revised
the constitution of that body so as
to give L.S.E. prexy greater powers.
L.S.E. President," explained Braidwood, "in order to got direct contact with clubs. The new powers
glvo him a position of benevolent
mentorshlp, enabling him to make
declining   clubs   toe   the   line."
Changes increasing the duties of
the Executive will result in unified
and better co-ordinate working of
the various member societies.
Following are the four major
amendments made at Monday's
1. The Executive shall govern the
workings of its constituent Societies.
2. The Executive shall be empowered to overrule any section of any
constituent   club.
3. The Executive shall have power to instruct that any action be
taken  by  any  constituent  club.
4. The Executive shall be generally empowered to employ its discretion with respect to all club activities.
Announcement that the Secretary-
Treasurer of the Major L. S. E. Andrew Nash, had been appointed the
Selection Committee for Honourary
Awards   was   made.
The Minor Executive will meet today noon in the Men's Committee
Room of the Brock Building to discuss  further  the  changes  made.
At theVancouver Institute
Destruction   Of   Royal   Oak
Piece   Of   Luck   Says   Smith
The sinking of the Hritish battleship lioyal Oak by a German .submarine a few months ago was a "piece of luck" which
will probably never lie duplicated again, Sydney Smith, speaking on "The Royal Navy," told members of the Vancouver Institute last Saturday evening in the*
University  Theatre.
Mr. Smith said three torpedoes
were necessary to send the floating
fortress to the bottom and gave lt
as his opinion that the feat could
never be accomplished a second
time ln the case of a battleship under way.
The speaker minimized the danger of submarines and aircraft in
curtailing the battleship power at
"The battleship will always be the
main citadel of sea-power," he forecast. "Not one dreadnought was
torpedoed or hit by a torpedo during
the Great War. . . . This war has
not shown that battleships are seriously   endangered   by   aircraft."
The speaker foresaw the development of a new type of fighting craft
which will combine the essential
features of both battleship and cruiser. "The ship of the future will be
something along the line of H.M.S.
Hood, which is the greatest battleship the world has ever seen." said
Mr.   Smith.
The modern dreadnought combines heavy guns and heavy armor
with the maximum In speed and
endurance, the ex-naval man told his
audience, as he sketched the part
played by this type of battleship ln
the  last  war.
"At the present time, tho torpedo
bout has developed wings, und the
airplanes ure trying to hoitih ships.
So fur It hus not been shown that
battleships will he affected hy aircraft."
Mr. Smith gave a detailed analysis of naval evolution from the Tudor fishboat to the twentieth century floating fortress. He placed
special emphasis upon the significance of Japan's naval victories in
the   Russo-Japanese   war.
"Three  men  studied the  Russo-Jap
war. These were Admiral Togo, the
Russian Admiral, and Admiral
"Back in London, Admiral Fisher
studied the reports of the engagements, and advocated a policy of
heavy ships, heavy guns and heavy
"As a result, the dreadnought was
launched ln 1908 which made every
ship ln the navy obsolete. This tended to place all nations at a par in
the beginning of a naval race."
The speaker also stressed the significance of the Battle of Jutland,
which resulted in the extensive laying of German mines and the adoption of an unrestricted submarine
warfare policy by the German high
"The German navy ended the last
war as she has begun this war —
with wholesale scuttling of ships,"
said Mr. Smith.
Convoys. camouflaging, smokescreens and zigzagging defeated the
submarine menace in the laat war
as they are defeating it in this war,
he   stated.
"Only one tenth of one per cent
of ships convoyed during this war
has   been   lost."
President  A.M.S.,
of  B.C.
congratulations      on
and     opening     of
Brock  Memorial  Building.  It is
a   real   red   letter   day   in   the
s  life,  and  I  hope  lt
will    pave
the   way   for   many
My  best
to  all  at  the  office.
Only  wish
I  were  with  you.
Wednesday, January 31, 1940
If you had a gas mask . . . and you probably will, if only to protect yourself from all these cough 'n' cold germs that are travelling
round .... you'd have to get a case for it ... . and that is where
the cadet kit .... on the MEZZANINE FLOOR, RAESON'S, 608
GRANVILLE STREET .... comes in. It is a handbag, strap-hung
over the shoulder, and contains mirror and attached change purse ....
is handsomely finished in alligator effect or calf .... and only $1.95
. . . and then there was the plight of the Musical Society lad who had
to find shelter in a huge 'cello case .... his trousers were drying on
the radiator .... with a pair of Dutch "dyked" shoes (the technical
term is walled-laft) a co-ed can feel both smart and comfortable while
listening to the opening speeches for the Brock Building—the day for
shoe pressure on toes has passed .... and another style, popular for
early Spring is black patent, lastex bound pump with the 'teeniest
peek toes ....
ti ti ti
TNX, Sally ....
It is rumored that a Phi Kappa Sigma with affectionate interest
in Ladysmith . . . has been working very hard . . . on a Kappa ....
presumably for a Co-ed Bid . . . what would he say if he could hate
heard her conversation the other day when she remarked to a group
of friends, "I don't know WHO to take to the Co-ed!" ....
n a a
If you've read about the Australian wattle .... or seen mimosa
in California .... you probably didn't realize that they were one and
the same bloom . . . and don't be fooled . . . that lovely soft feathery
bloom . . . tinted bright yellow ... is called acacia in Vancouver . . . and
forms a nice contrast with blue iris or a gold and blue tea table centrepiece ... fit for any momentous Varsity occasion .... and these can
be obtained at ROSELAWN, 724 GRANVILLE . . . with hosts of
other crisp Spring flowers ... it appears that a D.U. has been neglecting a little blonde . . . and she's feeling blue .... come now, Mr. D.U.
what are you going to do about it? . . . with the Junior Prom only a
few lcctures-and-a-library session away . . . you'd better see about that
corsage for your Junior Prom partner, boys .... and if you want to
The uncomfortable
women ls that they
right. -
thing about
are generally
-James Barrle.
Anything    so   universal    as    death
must be a blessing.—Chinese Proverb.
An  intelligent   co-ed    is    one   who
knows   how   to   refuse   her   flrst   kiss
without being deprived of lt.
*      *      *
No matter  what  a   freshman  does,
someone always knew he would.
Everyone likes our new
"Town Hull Drupe" with Its
clean cut line of shoulder
und wulst, combining nonchalant style with greatest
comfort to the  wearer.
CLOTHES     and
$26.95 to $40.00
.  AA^<
We agree with you girls,
mannish clothes are the
"-mart" things to wear.
WE, being leaders In men's
styles should be uble to leud
the way in Women's tailored
garments? Well we can —
we're experts In our Held—
und wo know thut we can
udd Just thut extra "uniph to
thut tailored suit — So-o-o
come in—choose from our
wide vuriety of tweeds und
Imported worsted*—und let
us do the  rest.
157    W_*T     M " '    '
opp pnoviNCf Bldg.
be sure that the flower situation will be well taken care of . . . phone
MARINE 1036 , , . but one warning .... know what colour dress
she'll be wearing .... and her personality type ....
a a ts
chology lecture, "you evidently haven't heard of non-run stockings."
gone west! . . . "aha," we said to our next door neighbour in the Psychology lecture, "you evidently haven't heard of non-run stockings
.... She looked at us in surprise as we told her about the WILSON
GLOVE and HOSIERY SHOP, J75 Granville, who have the special
non-run silk hosiery for only $1.25 . . . . off she dashed for the bus,
before we could tell her that they appear in those delightful Healthy
Tan shades .... on Friday night at a popular cabaret a fistic duel
was about to take place between a decoatcd and defied gentleman and
.... the local constabulary intervened .... but we're still wondering
if those two athletic Fijis were the other half of the battle or just
disappointed onlookers ....
When you're on the mountain top this week-end shivering in your
ski  suit,  make a  mental  note to purchase a pair of   those   1S'/,.   wool
snuggles or briefs and obtain warmth for only  5 9 cents a pair ....
ti ti ti
"Somebody stole my gal" is the lament of one poor lad .... that
somebody was a newly initiated Zete who took a liking to the brunette
partner of the lad in question (<» non-Salisburyitc who attended that
Lodge's dance recently)   ,  ,  ,
a a a
Sauntering into our favorite dress shop at 28 14 GRANVILLE
STREET yesterday .... wc spied some glamorous looking frocks
being tried on ... . hastily wc searched about to find LORA LEE
herself   to find  out  what   and  why  these  creations  were  ....   after
bustling  past  numerous individuals wc found her unpacking
spring suits, with all the latest sleeve pleats and whatnots .... and a
small deposit will hold these reasonable garments for you .... nothing
like being forearmed for the Easter Parade which reminds us .... a
fair, tall, reputably good-looking Phi Kappa Pi evidently has a soft spot
for freshettes in that much boasted defense mechanism of his against
feminine wiles .... course he could be suffering from a slight case of
"ditching" . . . those Garboish Ninotchka dresses in fashionable shades
of moss green, rose dust, and blue heaven .... have the swankiest
overlapping wide belts and pleated bodice and full skirt and front
pleats and LORA LEE tells us that it suits every type of personality .... so we'll meet you at 2814 GRANVILLE STREET going
Garbo,  too  ....
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team, Bailey pointed out, "We always
have a strictly amateur team and always have had. There ls only one
athletic scholarship and the only
eligible students are the sons of war
veterans. So far as bolstering our
team, that's a lot of bunk."
By this time the American faces
were assuming scarlet hues, and Dick
Vaughan beat a hasty retreat along
the familiar trail of "misquotation
and misinterpretation".
Dartmouth's coach had to take it
on the chin ln a real way at Toronto
last Saturday, when "Ace" Bailey
turned his "professionals" loose
against the New Hampshire lads in a
scoring fiesta which saw Varsity
trounce Dartmouth by a 13-1. Following the game Jerlmiah refused to let
a reporter of "The Varsity" talk to
his players. However, he explained
the American attitude with the statement, "We've got the Idea, but we
haven't the finesse."
The general nttltude of the universities concerned in the dispute can
best be seen ln the fact that, despite
all the beefing, the disputants elected
as their league president Warren Stevens, Director of Athletics at the
University  of  Toronto.
British Council
Offers Dominion
Pour post-graduate scholarships for
1040-41 have been offered by the
British Council to selected graduates
of Universities ln Canada, Australia,
New Zealand and South Africa.
Ctraduates desiring to carry on ln the
United Kingdom courses of study or
research in subjects which are of
social, economic or political value,
and which are of Dominion, intra-
Imperial or International Importance
ere affected.
Value of ench scholarship is t'300.
Por further details apply at the Registrar's office.
University Golf Course
Attention ls called to the facilities
afforded at the University Golf
Course. Beautifully situated, It
serves admirably for the golfing
pleasure of students and faculty,
and should readily recommend itself
to every golf enthusiast.
Diamonds, Watches, Personal Gifts
Scvmiuir  at   Dunsmuir'
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as was his habit, at niRht. No urging from his colleagues could make
him slow his pace. It was during
this period his health was ruined
permanently, resulting in his death
the  next  year.
Throughout the strenuous period
of the "Gondolier" production, Oil-
belt and Sullivan remained true
friends and co-operators. Jangled
nerves hardly entered the picture.
Rarely waa Sullivan driven to sarcasm. Extreme patience marked his
The "Gondoliers" was finally completed after eiKht months of writing, composing, rewriting and rehearsing. The opera was presented
to a crowded house on December 7th
and   Sullivan   wrote   In   his   diary:
"Quiet all day. Went to the theatre at 8. Began at 8:35. Of course
crammed house —a great reception.
Everything went splendidly with
immense go and spirit, right up to
the end. Gilbert and I got a tremendous ovation -- we have never
had such a brilliant flrst night. It
looks as if the opera were going to
have a long run, and a great success."
His appraisement of the piece was
correct. Enthusiastic, Gilbert wrote
to him the following day: "I must
thank you again for the magnificent
work you have put into the piece.
It gives one the chance of shining
right through the 20th century with
a   reflected   light."
Sullivan wrote back: "Don't talk
of reflected light, in such a perfect
book as "The Gondoliers" you shine
with an Individual brilliancy which
no other  writer can  hope  to attain."
Thus, In "The Gondoliers," perfect
harmony of purpose governed the
partnership for the flrst time. Mutual understanding and combined
genius pave the world an operetta
that ran 054 consecutive performances on its Initial public showing,
and has been performed thousands
of times since that memorable Saturday   night   in   December,   1889.
Now open for  engagements. Phone:
Bob Murray, BA. 3748
Gil Clark, AL.  0314R
Now Playing
Priscllla Lane   -   Rosemary Lane
Loin   Lane     -     Gull   Page
— in —
"Four Wives"
with Claude Rains und
John  Garfield
'Elizabeth & Essex'
"Daytime Wife"
Destry Rides Again
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"Amazing Mr.
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mental gymnastics
A train leaves Vancouver for Halifax every morning at nine o'clock,
and another leaves Halifax for Vancouver every morning also at nine
o'clock. Each train takes exactly
six days to make the journey across
the   continent.
If a freshman travels In one of
these trains, how many trains shall
he pans coming in the opposite direction?
Answer to lust week's Mental
Gymnastics:   11(1  seconds.
Look for the answer to today's
problem   in   next   week's   Ubyssey.
A   fool   and    his   money    are   some
Nowadays  the ocean seems  to be  a
body  of  water surrounded by  trouble.
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Club Presidents Advance
Plans For Open House
Full Afternoon Program to be Presented
Over All the Campus; Music, Drama,
Motion Pictures, Science Displays, Debates
Plans for a full afternoon Open House program for March 2
were discussed last Friday at a meeting of presidents of the major
and minor L.S.E. clubs and societies. Suggestions and tentative
arrangements were advanced by each president, to be submitted to
their club executives for approval.
The main idea of the meeting was
for a program to be carried out in
various rooms on the campus from
about one o'clock to five on Open
House   Day.
On the Auditorium stage the Players' Club intends to present a section of its spring play ln actual rehearsal.
A radio drama to be broadcast
using the stage aa a studio will be
the contribution of the Radio Society. It will also provide for a
travelling commentator to cover the
campus, reporting on Open House
activities with a portable transmitter.
Also in the Auditorium, a musical
program will be preaented, the Varsity Band under Arthur Delamont
and the Musical Society taking part.
The former will play college aonga
and the latter will give selections
from light opera.
In Arta 100 an exhibition of educational and documentary Alms ahowing the growth of the Unlveralty
will be sponsored by the Film Society. Further motion pictures will
be ahown by tho Monro Pre-Medlcal Society together with a program
of health talks.
The Foreatry Club will take over
three Applied Science rooms to display products and films dealing with
the pulp and lumber Industry.
Using the large hall in the new
Brock Memorial Building, the W.U.
S. will sponsor a tea-dance with Oil
Clark's Varaity Dance Band attending. Another tea will be held in
the Women's lower common-room
by the Cosmopolitan Club. Here vla-
Itors will be served by girls dreased
ln costumes from all over the world.
One Arts room will hold a photography exhibit to be shown by members of the Camera Club. Another
will be used by the Chinese Students' Society to present a colourful
display   of   oriental   costumes.
Science will be represented by the
Chemistry Club which will give a
program of fifteen minute talks on
different aspects of chemistry, and
by   the  Physics  Club  which   will  co
operate    with    the    Department    of
Physics ln a display.
Plans to present debates are being
made by the Parliamentary Forum
and the Women'a Public Speaking
Club. The S.C.M. will give a round-
table conference.
Book displays in the Library will
be arranged by the Newman Club,
the Oerman Club and the International   Relations   Society.
Theae are the tentative plana so
far subjected to the Open House
Committee. Other L.S.E. cluba have,
aa yet, not drawn up any arrangements.
A meeting will be held on Friday
at noon in Arta 106 for the purpose
of hearing reports and further consolidating the program. All club
presidents are requeated to turn out.
New Books Resting
on Library Shelves
Two volumes of lectures containing
the Symposia read at sessions of the
Aristotelian Society are now available
Rt the library: "Action, Perception
and Movement", and "Hume and
Preaent Day Problems",
Other new books include "The
Source Book in Ancient Philosophy",
Charles Bakewell; "Malaysia", "The
Life of Lord Curson", Ian Colvln;
"Four French Novelists", Oeorges le
Maltre, "La Bruvere", Oustave Ml-
chaut. "Thierry Maulnler", Racine.
Several nature books—"The Watcher at the Nest", by Margaret Nice;
'The California Woodpecker and I",
by Wm. Emerson Rltter; "The Principles of Insect Physiology", by V. B.
Wiggleworth, are recent additions.
The Life of Lord Carson ln three
volumes by Ian Colvln; Thomas
Lodge, by Edward Tenney; Gergiany
In the Catneroons, 1884-1014; A Case
Study In Modern Imperialism, by
Harry R. Rudin; Beethoven, by Ro-
main Holland; Stephen Tlmoshenka,
00th Anniversary Volume; What Is
the Oxford Group, by The Layman
with a Notebook.
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February 5 ls the day slated for this
year's frosh election. Nominations
for president, secretary, and men's
and women's athletic representatives
must be in the council office by noon
Saturday, Feb. 3.
Last January, U.B.C. witnessed the
wildest Frosh election in years. Sciencemen kidnapped and depanted
Oeorge Stamatls. The Frosh organized a small riot when their president-elect ln said condition was
tossed back to them in an improvised
wire cage. Oreat excitement prevailed
while indignant Frosh armed with
fire hoses threatened the scarlet
horde. The reds managed to escape
a similar fate.
Modern Science
Rejects Darwin
Says Speaker
"The doctrine of evolution ls not
substantiated by the known facts of
science," Dr. A. I. Brown, F.R.C.S.
lold a meeting of students on the
University of B.C. campus. At least
three members of the faculty were
"There ls a growing number of
European continental scientists who
are anti-evolutionary," the speaker
announced. He declared that famous
U.S. specialist, the late Dr. Fairfield
Osborne, should be added to the list.
This remark drew the Ure of Dr.
M. Y. Williams of the Department of
Geology. "I heard Dr. Osborne speaking over an American radio station,"
he retorted, "and he didn't seem
nutl-evoluttonary then. That was
comparatively recently."
Replying to the claims of the
speaker that "we can see no change
In species during the history of mankind," Dr. Williams said later that
the point could be easily settled. Once
the term "species" is defined, it is
easy, he said. Examples such as the
Honolulu snail could be cited as evidence that evolution is proceeding
even today. Dr. Williams Indicated
that entomologists would be able to
substantiate evolution with ease.
Dr. Brown, who once practiced in
tnls city, reminded his hearers that
majorities are not always ln the right,
and urged the rational basis of his
theories. "Resemblance ln form does
not prove blood relationship," he
stated, "lt Just demonstrates the pattern  ln   the  mind  of  the  Architect."
Relative Merits
of C.I.O., A.F.L.
Debated Here
Stressing the conflicting Issues between the C.I.O. and the A. F. of L.,
Don Maxwell of the Retail Clerks'
Association opposed Nigel Morgan,
Vancouver C.I.O. organizer ln a panel
discussion before members of the Social Problems Club, last Friday noon.
Stating that he held no particular
brief for either organization, but was
interested ln the labour movement as
a whole, Mr. Maxwell pointed out
that the A. F. of L. organized craftsmen, while the C.I.O. was Interested
in organizing masses of unskilled as
well as skilled labourers.
Replying to Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Morgan stated that the C.I.O. was a
strong militant organization which
was attempting to transfer some of
the profits of big business to the
workers who supported lt.
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Le Cerele Francals will meet Tuesday,
Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. ln the Women's
Lower Common Room. The speaker
will be Professor E. H. Morrow on
"The French-Canadian as a Business
I Man."
The Cosmopolitan Club will hold a
social afternoon Sunday, February 4,
In the West Point Orey United church
hall, corner of Tolmie street and 8th
avenue, at 3:30. Mr. Ruardi Wichers
will show lantern slides of the Dutch
East Indies, where he lived for twenty-eight years. Edith Woo will be pl-
anlst. Graduate members will be
special guests.
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[Wednesday, Jamtary 31, 1940
Opening Of Gymnasium
Culminated  Seven  Year
Student  Drive
"With the erection, in 1929, of a (iyinnasium on the Campus,
students nt U.B.C. realized the fulfillment of a seven year dream,
a dream that had made them exert all their energy towards its
attainment, for the entire $35,000 needed for the construction of
the building was raised by the students.
Interest in the erection of a Campus (iyinnasium had been
dormant since the march from tin- Fairview Shacks, but it took on
new life in September 1926, with the
announcement that a committee had
been busily engaged throughout the
preceding summer months Investigating and gathering Information
on the cost of erection and the raising of money to pay for the building.
Chief solution for the problem of
raising the necessary money seemed
to be the assessing of students
through  the Alma Mater Society fee.
On October 19, 1926, J. C. Oliver,
president of Students' Council and
chairman of the Building Committee, sent a letter to the Board of
Governors, asking that the students
be allowed to negotiate a $90,000
loan for the construction of a Gymnasium of semi-permanent design,
and a Woman's Union Building, the
loan to be paid by the money raised
in Increasing the A.M.S. fee by three
This plan fell through, however,
as being far too ambitious a one for
the students to adopt, and It waan't
until 1029 that the Gymnasium
dream became a reality. Through
the energetic work of the committee, and with the active co-operation
of the faculty, the students of U.B.C.
floated a $30,000 bond Issue, bonds
yielding 4 Mi <,'•.-
Work on the building started
during the summer of 1930, with
the Grand Opening of the $30,000
edifice scheduled for Homecoming.
As far as possible, atudent labour
was employed during the building
operations, nnd the Gymnasium
was finished, and ready for uae by
The bond issue was retired ln the
fall of 1935, the same year that the
Stadium Campaign began agitating
for the erection of spectator stands,
end   properly  drained  playing   fields.
The Gymnasium, although not of
Imposing architechtural design, Is a
living monument to the enthusiasm
of U.B.C. students who sacrifice! so
much  to   ensure   its  erection.
The things uchievod In sport by
the  students  of   U.B.C.   ure:
1. Tho erection of u $35,000 Gymnasium In 1020 by the flouting of u
hond Issue, retired hy student subscription  in   1035.
3. Tho expenditure of $40,000 on
playing flelda, drulnuge systems, and
a  cinder truck.
3. Tho ruining ">f $40,000, again by
bond Issue, for the building ot u
Stadium, the grandstand being finished  In   1037.
Maury Van Vliet
Raises   Standard
OF U.B.C. Sports
U.B.C. athletics as It exists today
ewes much credit to a man, who In
four years, hus built up an entirely
new system and pushed the University   Into   sporting   prominence.
Maurice Van Vllet, graduate of
Oregon, was appointed to the post
oi Director of Physical Education
by the Board of Governors In January, 1936, and immediately set to
work to revise tho Intra-mural situation.
Mr. Van Vllet Is a grnduuto of
tho University of Oregon, where
he won eight lettera In Football,
Baaketball, Track, and Baseball,
und played on three championship
teams. He won considerable fame
us a baseball player, twice receiving offers from the New York
Yankees. In his final year he was
rated as an All-Pacific Coast half-
buck, playing in that spot for the
It was hla firm Intention to stay
strictly   with   his   physical   education   and   Inter-mural   classes,   but
since thero Is no compulsory physical  education  for the  studenta  at
U.B.C. he wus forced further afield.
Although   not   interested   in   sports
that  limit the number of Individuals
participating,   Maury   began   to   take
on the task  of coaching some of the
i.thletlc   clubs  on  the  campus.
Today, ho stands at the head of
the Canadian Football team, the
Basketball squad, the Track Club,
and just recently has taken over the
Job of training and conditioning the
EnKllsh Rugby team; all In time
that ls free because the University
affords no adequate physical training classes.
Those who sit on the outside looking in on the University of
British Columbia invariably decry the lack of "school spirit" on
the part of her undergraduates towards their Alma Mater. They,
in turn, are howled down by those on the inside as being sentimentalists, believing that an educational tie must necessarily be
an emotional  binding as well.
For years, then, the only answer of the students hns been
tho disparagement levelled at those who have advocated a militant
loyalty towards an ideal. They have failed to realize thnt a burning love for the University has been expressed throughout each
of its twenty-five years, subconsciotisly perhaps, yet tangible
enough if we take the trouble to look around our Campus for
living proof.
Everything the University has it owes to the driving force of
students who were firmly convinced of the educational needs of
this Province, and to the people of the Province who believed
them,  and who  gave  it to  them.
Our scenic campus ami the surrounding land holdings, the
buildings, and a most capable administrative board, although the
gift of a generous Provincial Oovernment, are the direct results
of a movement started by students to move the University from
the "Fairview Shacks" into a more compatible setting.
And yet there nre possessions of U.B.C. of which she should
be even more proud beenuse they are the product of student
initiative, and that alone. It was the driving force of students,
and the subscriptions raised by student pleas that built first our
Oynmnsium, then our Stadium and playing fields, and finally and
most recently the Brock Memorial Building.
That the students of this University have seen fit to donate
both their time and money towards the furthering of the physical
fitness of the undergraduates, and thus, indirectly of the entire
province, is what concerns us most in this section dedicated to
the progress of athletics with the University down through those
twenty-five years.
Surely no one can claim an absence of "spirit" in an institution whose members have campaigned for, and obtained a $30,000
(iyinnasium and a $40,000 Stadium, as well as expending another
$40,000 on playing fields. "We. at U.B.C., have no rich endowments
nor "professionalized" sport where the receipts of one day's game
eould do what it has taken us twenty-five years to achieve.
Nor should we desire such a simple solution to our problems.
The old saw about earning money the "hard way," may be trite,
but it still holds good, and our athletic achievements are living
testimonies of this fact.
li would be impossible, in a survey as limited as ours must
be, to touch on all the details, to mention all the fiicts. or to credit
all those who have so very generously given up their time that
such buildings might be. To list, endlessly, every single donation
collected by students in their campaigns for Ihe (iyinnasium,
Stadium,  and   .Maying  Fields   would   lie  meaningless  and  tedious.
instead we must cull the highlights from each successful feat
of student initiative, and present thein here, knowing full well
that there must be points which we have overlooked, people that
we have neglected to mention, and excuse these omissions as best
we can.
This thought must be carried through to the survey of athletic
activities whieh we have presented in the following few pages.
To attempt a masterful ami comprehensive inspection of a University's march through twenty-five years of athletic endeavour,
to attempt an evaluation of the contribution of that endeavour
to the University, and to the Province is a cumbersome task,
However, it may be safely said that athletics as conducted
at I*.B.C. complements the curriculum, and instills in all who
partake of it, something akin to a moral code thnt is of the highest
value in a student's contact with knowledge and education in
university, and in his application of thnt learning in future years.
Some of us, perhaps, gaze with envy at our brother Universities across the line, where athletics is so dominated by materialsm
that it has ceased to become a spontaneous outburst of the students
towards a search for health and mental betterment. They have
forsaken an essential "spirit" that must be present in athletics,
the comradeship and cohesion that sport instills, all this necessary
groundwork, in deference to the material display of large stadiums, huge gymnasiums, equipment, showy uniforms, and all the
trappings of gigantic three ring circuses.
It is to be hoped that future students at U.B.C. will not give
way to the theatrics that materialism breeds in athletics, but
rather cling to the method of fighting, with undying courage,
towards a goal that is dedicated to the betterment, both physically
and mentally, of themselves, of the University, and of the province.
Let "Oet it the hard way" be the theme of our hopes and
ideals in athletics at IT,B.C. Uet us dedicate ourselves, and our
untiring energies towards that goal, that the past twenty-five
years of student fighting for compatibility between intellect and
sport, may be replenished by the coming twenty-flve years of
further  student   initiative   and  foresight.
$40,000 STADIUM
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Student-Built Stadium
A Concrete Monument
To Undergrad Courage
"The new stadium is a monument in concrete nnd steel to
the foresight and courage of the undergraduates of the University.
It is n monument to them personally, because the Stadium was
not donated as a gift nor erected by the Board of Governors, but
was planned and pnyed for by the concerted efforts of the students
So  spoke Jay  (iould,  former president of Student's  Council
■ at   the   opening   celebrations   of   the
$40,000    student-built    Stadium    and
Trophy Case
Many have been the triumphs of
I'niverslty teams as the filled Trophy Case will witness. On display
now In full prominence, for example, are the three cups the Canadian football team won this year.
Then, too. there Is the Miller Cup,
held by the English Hugby Club for
the past four years, a vase won by
the Senior "A" Woman's basketball
team that won the Olympic Championship in 1020, and many more
too numerous to mention. All. a
mute t-Htimony to the sportsmanship and courage of IT.B.C. athletes.
Gertrude  Moore
Directs   Co-Ed
Health   Training
At the same time that Maury Van
Vliet was transforming the men's
athletic picture, Miss Gertrude E.
Moore was doing precisely the same
for Co-ed sports.
She came to U.B.C. with a long
record of past achievement in woman's athletic training. A graduate
of the Margaret Eaton College of
Physical Education In Toronto, Miss
Moore came here with the avowed
intention of teaching the co-eds of
"the permanent value of athletic
training  for play and  leisure."
For ten yeara before her appointment to U.B.C, Miss Moore divided
her time between Vancouver and
Toronto. In the latter city, she was
an Instructor at the Central Technical High and at Margaret Eaton
Coming west, she took charge of
the Vancouver Y.W.CA., then went
back to Toronto where she was director of recreation for the T. Eaton
Company In both Toronto and Hamilton.
Again travelling west, Miaa
Moore organized a camp for girls,
and was In charge of this very
successful venture when chosen to
take over her position as Woman's Physical Director at the Unlveralty.
Miss Moore takes a friendly Interest ln all sports, being especially
keen on canoeing, swimming, camping, badminton and golf. Her policy
ia to try to give the women the
classes which appeal to them most,
and from which they will obtain
most benefit later. So far, this policy has proven to be a tremendous
playing fields, on October 2, 1937,
before 4000 University undergraduates.
Although many moves had been
made since the erection in 1929 of
the Gymnasium to secure well-
drained playing fields and adequate
seating facilities for spectators on
the Campus, all efforts had met with
failure, until 1935 when Murray
Mather, James Malkln, and Fred
Bolton produced a two-page report
on behalf of the Student's Council,
recommending the floating of a bond
Issue not to exceed $40,000, the debt
to be paid off with the money obtained from an increase of three dollars  ln  Alma  Mater  Society  feea.
Previous   to   this,   however,   the
students had voted an expenditure
of   910,000   for   the   laying   out   of
playing  flelda  and  a  cinder track
on  the   site  of the  proposed   Stadium.   In    1933   the   student   body
sustained  an  Increase  of  one  dollar ln fees for the  Installation of
a modern drainage system.
At present, the Stadium has a seating capacity  of three  thousand,  and
can   quite    comfortably    handle    the
present  needs  of the Univevslty.
The original plana, however, call
for the erection of a similar grandstand on the east aide of the field,
should the growth of the University
warrant   such   an   enlargement.
Underneath the grandstand aeata
are located two dressing rooms,
equipped with showers, strip rooms,
and a large, dirt floor room soon to
be used by the Boxing Club upon
completion  of their  boxing  ring.
Like the other two great achievements of the undergraduates, the
Gymnasium and Brock Hall, the
building of the Stadium was made a
success only by the foresight and
grim determination of the student
We wish to dedicate this brief,
and not too comprehensive survey
of sport, to the athletes of U.B.C.
both past and present. We wish to
make their glorious sportsmanship,
and example of clean, honest athletic endeavour live in the minds of
••very person in the University. If
those who read of the history of
athletics can grasp the significance
and essential need for such a presentable record, then this dedication to those who made that history
live, Is not in vain.
Paralleled with the achievements
are the hopes for tho future In U.B.
C.   sport   which  include:
1. Tho finishing of tho Stadium so
thut tho grundstund completely encircles   tho   playing   field.
2. The erection of a Women's
«■> nmusluiii on ono ond of tho present structure to relieve the pressure
of over-crowding, und allow for tho
establishment of physlcul education
3. (ireutor Inter-eolloirlute competition, with I'.H.C. tennis building up
friendly rivalries with brother college-!  to  the   east   und   sot.til. Wednesday, January 31, 1940
University Rugby Club
Has Had Twenty Years
Of Continued Success
Just as the Players' Club is the oldest and most revered club
on the campus, so the English Hugby Club is in nthletics. Although not as old ns the thespian group, the ruggermen have been
active in city circles for the past twenty yenrs, and have greatly
enhanced the reputation of tho University, through their persistent success.
University rugby sprang into the limelight in the year 1920
when a team defeated the famous Stanford University Olympic
champions for the World Cup, emblematic of international collegiate  supremacy.
The following year, the University entered the provincial
championships, competing with Van- ~
couver Reps, Victoria and Nanaimo
for the traditional McKechnie Cup.
To the astonishment of B.C.'a rugby
public, the studenta won the champ-
For   four   yeara,   U.B.C.   waa   suc-
ceaaful In defending the trophy,  until they were upaet, ln 1928, by Vancouver  Repa.
In   1926-27,   U.B.C.   developed    one
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of the most spectacular teama ever
seen ln the province. Starting out
the year poorly, the boya developed
Into what became known as the
University's "Miracle Men." This
team won every major trophy possible.
They regained the "World Cup by
defeating Stanford, and, after a
heated struggle with Vancouver
Reps, regained possession of the
MoKeohnle Cup. And then, later,
to cap the whole season, they held
the world famous New Zealand
Maoris to a aoore of 13-6.
During the yeara 1927-28 and 1928-
29, Varaity'a team suffered heavily
through graduation of many of the
old atand-byea. However, the team
waa not altogether unaucceaaful. In
both yeara they came second ln the
race  for the championship.
During the season 1929-30, another
outstanding team was developed.
The aquad got off to a bad start ln
the fall, but finished the rugby year
with a bang. The team, by virtue of
a brilliant offensive and an iron defenae, won the Tlsdall Cup, emblematic of the city championship, the
Mainland Cup championship, and
the Rounsfell Cup, a trophy given
to the club winners of the province.
In 1930-31 the U.B.C. fifteen won
the Miller Cup but fell before Vancouver Repa in the McKechnie Cup
Beries. The following year, Varaity
finished well up in the city league,
losing to Victoria In the McKechnie
Cup  games.
In 1933-34, they lost possession of
the World Cup to Stanford, who travelled to B.C. beating the Collegians 10-8. They were also knocked
out of the running for the McKechnie Cup by both Victoria and Vancouver.
Next year, Varsity rugby developed stronger than ever, hut were nosed out of McKechnie Cup honours
ly Victoria, 8-0. They came back
strong to reclaim the Miller Cup
with a thrilling 3-0 victory over Rowing Club, and trounced Stanford to
win back the World Cup.
The year 1936-37 saw the birth of
another Varsity "Wonder Ttem,"
this time piloted by Coach Dobbie.
The Thunderbirds lost but one game
In their victorious defense of the
Miller Cup. and in their wresting of
the McKechnie Cup from enemy
The following season, that of 1937-
38, with many stars of the previous
year'a "Wonder Team" missing, the
slightly shorn dropped their flrst
two games, and then rallied to win
the Miller Cup, and stave off a desperate attempt of the Reps to take
the McKechnie Cup from the tro-
\iiiy case.
The University lost the able
coaching ability of Captain Dobbie
at the end of a most successful season, but were fortunate in securing
the services of A. B. Carey who piloted the Blue and Oold to yet another Miller Cup victory, although
the Collegians were forced to relinquish thoir hold on the McKechnie   Cup.
This year the team was hit by the
changing over of several of the players to Canadian Football, and, at
the time of writing stand little
chance of holding the Miller Cup for
another year. They have also lost
the McKechnie Cup, and Mr. A. B.
Carey who resigned near the end of
the   season.
Thus It can be seen that the English Rugby Club deserves the place
it has won in university athletics,
having been a leader in the province for the past twenty years.
There Is no reason -why the next
twenty years should not be even
more   successful.
The B.C.T.F. and the Education Class
will hold their party on February 13.
Murray Sanford announced today.
Teachers registered ln first, second or
third years will be admitted on presentation of their student's pass, by
waiving rights to their own class
Those wishing to do so must signify
their Intentions before February 5.
No pass arrangements can be made
lor senior students.
U.B.C. Hoopsters
Have Won Two
Dominion Titles
Twice the colours of XT.B.C.
have flown to national victory
in Basketball, as teams wearing
the Blue and Oold twice met,
and conquered, the best teams
in Cannda, to be crowned Dominion Champions.
Varsity's first major triumph
came in 1932, ns a climax to the
11)31-32 season, when it seemed that
the Collegians would not even finish
the Inter-City playoffs.
After threatening to drop out of the
finals because they were allowed but
one game on their home floor, U.B.C.
won their point, and the Provincial
Championship by whipping Adanacs
in five games.
From here, they went on to win the
Canadian finals, trouncing St. Catherine's crack quintette. By annexing
tlie Dominion crown, the first time a
Varsity squad had done it, the Pacific
Coast collegians stamped themselves
as one of the smartest teams ln Canada.
Back they came In 1937 to take the
Windsor Fords Into camp, and cop
their second Dominion title. The Collegians travelled across the country
meeting the cream of every western
province In their successful quest for
the grail.
After copping the Inter-City championship from the Province in four
games, the hoopsters started their
cross-country Junket, climaxing lt
with their sterling victory ln Wind-
The roster of the Varsity kings that
year, included Jlmmle Bardsley, Rann
Matthison, Oeorge Pringle, Lloyd Det-
wilier, Art Wllloughby, Frank Turner,
Jack Davis, and many more whose
names have all gone down ln the annals of Varsity's great men.
Basketball really started to roll ln
1925 when the hoopsters copped the
Lisle Fraser and the Provincial championships by defeating a strong quintette from Duncan.
That same year, the caging game
was elevated to the ranks of a minor
sport, a position which lt enjoyed for
very little time, as lt soon gained
enough Importance to be classed as a
major, thus putting it well before the
eyes of the students.
During the 1937-38 season, the
hoopers crashed their way to the Dominion finals, being nosed out only
aftter a close flght by Windsor Fords.
After winning the B. C. championships, the Collegians went right across
Canada, meeting the cream of the
western provinces only to be turned
back at the door by the same team
they later beat In 1936.
In 1929, with the opening of Varsity's spanking new gymnasium, the
hoopers went on strlk.e threatening
to drop out of the league unless they
were allowed to play home games.
After two weeks of bitter wrangling,
Varsity won its point, but collapsed
when the Christmas exams, greatest
deterrent to basketball at U.B.C, took
heavy toll of their ace snipers.
Came the 1930-31 season and Varsity's big triumph against St. Catherines with Henderson. Osborne,
Campbell, Nicholson. Lee, Tervo, Al- i
pen and White bringing honours to
U.B.C.   with   their  fine   win.
The following year, the hoopsters
suffered a minor relapse, losing out
to Victoria Blue Ribbons in the B. C.
finals, but were compensated by the
fact that the Ribbons went on from
there to win the Canadian championship.
1033-34 was the year that Province
turned out a Dominion champion
team, stopping the U.B.C. bid ln the
Inter-City finals, only after the Collegians had forced them to the fifth
and  final game.
The next year, they climbed as far
as the B. C. finals, but were again
bumped by the powerful Blue Ribbons
from Victoria, traditional U.B.C. rivals.
Disaster struck their melon tossers
In 1938 when Wllloughby, Bardsley,
Henderson, Mansfield and Swan, all
left the fold to venture into the outer
world. The extent of this loss was
Illustrated by the fact that Varsity
lost fifteen games and won but one
that year.
In 1036, they reached the peak of
their glory ln winning the Dominion
championship as reported above.
Since then, the collegians have been
hard put to match the sterling efforts
ot their predecessors, with perhaps
the old bug-a-boo of ineligibility
proving to be their biggest handicap.
But no one can question the ability
of U.B.C. to turn out A-l teams every I
year, that are ln the fight from  the
A First Sight
Of English
(Reprinted from San Francisco
So this ls that rugby game I've been
hearing so much about .... what do
tney call it "rugger"? .... Don't look
.so rugged to me I Hal Ha! . . . Pipe
tiiose short panties, and bare knees,
will ya? .... Boy, what a gang of
American football players would do to
these guys I .... First degree murder, that's all) .... Maybe all right,
but it looks kinda pansy to met . . .
I Just can't get the idea of them bare
knees . . . looks like chorus girls 'r
somep'nl  . . .
Here's the klck-ofT . . . Bet they
can't kick lt as far as our guys do
.... See, I told ya . . . . What's that?
.... They Intended it to be short?
 Well, then, why don't they recover it? . . . . What's that guy doln'?
.... Kicking lt back? .... What's the
big idea of that? . . . Not much of a
kick . . . went outta bounds ... I
don't get the idea of this game at all,
at all  . .  . .
Now what they doln'? .... Line out
. . . what's that? . . . Oh, they throw
the ball back ln when lt goes out,
huh? . . . Don't they call no signals?
Well, how do they know what to do,
then? ... Or do they get tipped off
by the coach on the bench? ....
What's 'AT? . . . Coach supposed to
be ln the stands unless he's playing?
.... Say, what kinda game ls this,
anyway? Coaches ain't 'sposed to
play!  ....
Why don't that guy PASS? ....
They'd oughter be a set-up for a good
passing attack .... Backfleld s all
-.pread out . . . You mean to tell me
you CAN'T throw a forward pass ln
this game? . . . That's daffy football
if you ask me! . . . But why don't
they try an end run 'r somep'n? . . .
What's AT! .... What's wrong now?
Why don't they take that referee's
whistle away from him? . . . That's
.lust the trouble with these English
gomes .... Soon's they get Interesting, somebody's called for a foul! . . .
ROBBER! .... BOO! .... They «erc
off for a touchdown, then!
What they doln' now? . . . What's
that? ... A WHAT? . . . Scrum, huh?
. . . Boy. If that ain't the funniest
lookln' layout I ever seen ln all my
born days! . . . Bend 'em over and
shove 'em around! .... Boy, what a
let of damage a guy c'd do with a
paddle out there .... Ha! Ha! Ha!
. ... If that ain't a scream! .... So
that's the way they snap a ball, huh?
.... Boy, what a coupla fast-charging
tivckles c'd do with a layout like that!
Now what? . . . Oh, I get the idear
. . . Shove the other guys away 'n'
get the ball, huh? . . . Well, that's one
v>ay 'o starting something .... And
look at 'em BATTLE ln there! Say,
this game gets kinda rough, at that
.... Those fellers look as If they was
playln' fer keeps! . . . Push 'em around
gang!     Let's OO!   ....
There's the ball . . . Baby, there's a
HEAL lateral pass! . . . Get it, guy!
. . . Boy, on the dead run, too! Pass
It out! .... Pass it, you chump . . .
Look at that baby STEP, will ya? . . .
Come on! COME ON! WOWIE! . . .
What a tackle THAT was! . . . Come
ou, pick It up, again . . . That's the
-ystem! Now, let's go again! ....
Atta boy . . . Pick 'em up, 'n' lay 'em
dewn. Is he a snake-hips, or is a
SNAKE-HIPS! . . . And nobody running interference for him, neither!
. . . Boy, this ls quite a ball game. If
anybody should ask you! . . . Those
fellers mean business! . . .
Come on, now! . . . Here's your
chance! . . . We wanna touchdown!
. . . We wanna touchdown! ....
Come ON! .... HOLY Jumped up
CATS! . . . Did you see what I saw?
. . . Looks like he had a swell chance
to score a touchdown, and here he
toes and kicks a field goal! ....
And did you see how he kicked lt?
. . . On the dead run. without even
stopping to take aim! .... Mister,
that's KICKINO, what I mean! . . .
Oho! . . . Counts four points, you say,
when a touchdown only counts three?
. . . That guy was plenty smart at
that!  . . . And did he kick lt! . . .
Say, stranger, this is more fun 'n'
I've had at a football game in a coon's
age . . . How long's this sort of thing
been goln' on? And when do they
play again?  ....
first whistle of the season until the
final game. This year, the hoopers
are battling gamely for a play-off
berth. They have a great example to
follow and, as in the past, they will
acquit themselves nobly in the process.
Cricket Club Has 3rd Birthday
Three years old ln May, and one
of the bonniest bouncing sport babies
on the University campus.
That's the cricket club which hopes
to enter the First Division of the B.
C. Mainland League immediately
after the close of exams ln late April.
Last year, in their second year of
organization, the campus wlllow-
wlelders astonished local critics by
coming through with a thrilling drive
lnte in the season to wind up undefeated in the Fyfe Smith Shield competition and become 1939 holders of
the trophy.
Organized ln the spring of 1938 by
former A.M.S. President Dave Carey,
Dr.  Harry    Warren,   Basil   Robinson
and several other enthusiasts, the
club gave a good showing ln their
first summer season under the captaincy of the aforementioned Carey.
They ended up third in the regular
league schedule, but did not have the
same success ln  the shield.
The following year with Robinson
as captain, the position was reversed, and the Collegians played
some great-hearted games to finish
the season the envy of some other
teams in the league.
This year prospects are bright, too,
with several promising freshmen intending to turn out. Among them
are Geoff Robinson, Johnny Sproule,
Andy Johnston and Spud Field.
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Wednesday, January 31, 1940
Canadian Football Club
Reaches Great Height
NX/ith  Undefeated  Year
Although Canadian football started out four years later than
English rugby, and was for about fourteen years a -.veak sister
compared to the handling code sport, the Thunderbird footballers
hnve finally triumphed, climaxing their sixteen years of fighting
for fame with an unbeaten, vuitied team that won three championships this year.
The amazing feat of the 1939-40 Canadian football team in
winning the Lipton, Hnrdy, and Seaforths Cups without dropping
one game has boosted the stock of tho club so high, that, along
with the current decline in tlie power of the Knglish rugby teams,
it now bids fair to pass rugby as the campus' biggest sport.
Football  was  started  at  U.B.C.  ln
1924 by Lenn Bates, an Arts '27 stud
ent and in 1925, they won the Bob
Brown cup and the senior championship of B. C, beating Meralomas 10-8
in the finals. They also played three
games with American colleges, suffering heavy defeat.
Opinion flared on the Campus the
following year as to whether U.B.C.
teams should continue their games
With the American institutions or
drop them, and concentrate entirely
on Canadian football.
The student body, when asked to
vote on the Issue, gave the American
game a 68% majority, recommending
that lt be played again the following
year, but Interest ln the game died,
and the health of the Senior Canadian football team took a turn for the
better, under the able coaching hand
cf Doc. Burke.
In the 1026-27 campaign, the team
successfully toppled Meralomas 8-7 to
win the Lisle Fraser Oup and the city
championship, and was registered as
a "minor" sport by the athletic executive.
The following year (hey reached
a pinnacle of success by beating
Vancouver and winning the LIpton
Trophy for the first time In the history of the club. This success was
acknowledged In May, 1928, when
Canadian football was elevated to
the ranks of a "major" sport, replacing soccer which was relegated
to a minor rating.
During the 1928-29 season, U.B.C.
tuccessfully defended the Lipton Trophy by winning six straight games,
but lost to the University of Alberta
in the first Intercollegiate game to be
played on the coast.
In the 1929-30 campaign, the Varsity footballers came so close to winning the league that they were only
beaten out by Meralomas who held a
one-point advantage. They assuaged
their grief, however, by trouncing the
University of Saskatchewan 13-2,
winning the Hardy Cup, and putting
U.B.C. on the western football map.
Hard times fell upon the squad during the 1930-31 and 1931-32 seasons,
the only bright spot of the two years
being the 4-3 victory over U. of Manitoba in 1931, with the Hardy Oup returning to the coast.
The Hardy cup stayed another year
in the University trophy case when
Varsity defeated a strong Alberta
team 12-8.
In 1934, the American football controversy was re-awakened, with the
U.B.C. playing American colleges for
the first time in eight years, and
coming out disastrously. In four
gumes opposing teams scored 228
points without a reply, and in January, 1938, a committee, appointed to
Investigate the situation, recommended that American football be dropped
from the University athletic calendar.
Concentrating on the onm code,
Varsity teams began to show prominently In Big Four circles, and In
1938 came within one game of winning the league. That same year
they beat the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan to win the
Hardy cup again.
In 1939, of course, they swept all
opposition from their path, winning
all their games and establishing a
record in University football by winning all three possible trophies.
Now at the peak of its popularity,
and flushed with the success of the
1939 team, the Canadian Football
Club ls well on its way towards being
"cock-o'-the-walk" of University athletics, and should provide U.B.C. with
much favorable publicity in the future.
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Local Reporter
Starts Riot
On Campus
"No news ls good news." An old
saw that will set any newspaper
man to screaming, because his life
depends upon getting a story-—or
manufacturing a story. Not fabricating exactly, you understand, Just
promulgating a little action; kindling the fire as  lt were.
And one of U.B.C.'s graduates,
now distinguished in the realms of
sport, and firmly ensconced upon a
pillar of local Fourth Estate batl-
ments proved the effectiveness of
this attack, much to the disgust of
the University's undergraduate body.
Sent out in February 1936, by his
editor to get action shots of militant students revelling In the new-
fallen snow, our man searched In
vain for any outbursts of violence
that might make good subject matter for his paper.
Undaunted by the obvious lack of
spirit, Hal bounced into the Pub
Office, rounded up all the sport
stooges in sight, and herded them
onto the adjacent parking lot, where
he ordered them to set-to ln a good
old-fashioned snow ball fight.
After a few moments of paralysis,
the stooges threw themselves into
their task with such gay abandon,
that soon the titanic struggle began
attracting the attention of passers-
by, who Joined in the fray.
Within fifteen minutes the Caf and
lecture rooms were empty as undergrads poured out to take up the
cudgels against an unnamed foe,
and the parking lot became a field
of whizzing missels, and cursing,
blood-spattered students.
Hal, in the meantime, calmly set
up his camera, snapped several action shots, and then sauntered back
downtown to report, leaving the
Campus strewn with the victims of
his Intrigue.
and ^X/eep
No one reads the modern sports
page without shuddering, perhaps
Involuntarily, at the homocldal man-
handlings the Kngllsh language
must bear at the hands of aspiring
scriveners striving for originality
and  colour.
Gaze, then, ye weary public upon
this very Jewel of decorous sports
copy, the first ever to appear In a
U. B. C. publication. The following was taken from the December,
1916, issue of the "Ubicee," then a
"On Friday evening, November 10,
1918, the College was afforded entertainment In the form of a skating
party given by the Science Undergraduate Society. About 180 took
this opportunity of having a whole
evening's enjoyment with College
friends. Skating began at 8:18 and
continued with unceasing enjoyment until 10:30. The ice was in good
condition, and there was nothing
whatever to mar the pleasure
throughout. After two hours' strenuous exercise, refreshments were
served by the Woman's Undergraduate  Society."
Should such a Juicy tld-blt fall
Into the hands of your sophisticated young scribe of today, however,
the results, although open to controversy, would closely resemble
the following:
"Packing Jonsey's Forum  to the
British Columbia
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Hon. W. A. Macdonald, K.C.
Hon. Eric W. Hamber
R. P. Butchart
J. H. Roaf
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Established 18 82
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Campus basketball fans like "Chink9*
The rise of "Chink" from the1
depths of the sporting world to
prominence is as amazing as it ls
No one knows where the "one-
armed basketball" game originated,
although there have been many
theories advanced, none, however,
with sufficient proof to substantiate
the  claims.
"Chink," let us explain to the uninitiated, ls an abbreviated form of
basketball, played under one basket,
and  usually  with  three   men   a  side.
The game starts when one man
shoots from the foul line. If he
misses, the ball ls In play, and the
object ls, as in basketball, to score
There is no definite time limit, the
object being, rather, for one side to
score twenty-one points, which Is
generally conceded to be the requisite total.
Rules, although once vague and
sectional, are now adhering to a
standard form, and enthusiasts are
looking forward to the day when an
international committee will be set
up to establish rules and regulations
for the game of "Chink."
Coaches throughout the country
testify  to  the  benefits  of this  sport
roof, 2300 screaming college kids cut
capers, last night, as the Science
Faculty celebrated the recognition
by the Metropolitan Opera Guild of
their traditional song, "Caviar."
Replete with the Science Red banners, and a twenty-piece swing band,
the kids started the joint Jumping
as they trucked, pecked, and generally Jltterbugged over the frozen
r latter, festivities commencing
promptly at 11 p.m. and going on till
the last couple dropped at approximately 3:30 a.m.
With   no   major   deaths   to   mar
the festive occasion, the crowd retired to the Georgia where refreshments   were   served   by   the   Faculty."
There might, tn a nutshell, be one
aspect of twenty-flve years of metamorphosis,   and    the   public    Is   welcome   to   its   choice.   Mail   subscriptions  to the  "Ubyssey,"  by  the  way.
are at a new low. Consult our Circulation   Manager   for   easy   payment
in the conditioning of their players,
claiming that lt ls the most proficient form of work-outs they have
ever struck. One coach has gone so
far as to do away with the basket,
and substitute, in the middle of the
floor, a cone-shaped affair, with a
hole at the top the size of the hoop.
The entire apparatus ls padded, allowing players to bump, and be
bumped, against lt In their merry
The  name Itself,  "Chink,"  is  an
unomaly, as scientists have proved
that the  game  ls  not  Oriental  In
origin,   but   rather   that   It   bears
every   evidence   of   modern   civilized cunning and foresight.
The   only   solution   to   be   brought
forward,    then,    is    that    basketball
players,    gazing    with    scorn    upon
those first few pioneers that adopted
the   sport,   branded   them   with   the
name   they   thought   most   fitting   to
a   barbarlstlc   game;   and   that   since
Its general acceptance, the name has
stuck,    and    is    now   as    firmly    en
trenched   as   the  game  Itself.
The University of British Columbia's official recognition came In
February 1936, when the "Ubyssey"
sports staff sponsored a "Chink Contest," charging fifty cents entry fee,
proceeds to go to the building of
Brock Hall.
Rules of the contest were that no
one team, which was comprised of
three members, could have more
than one Senior "A" man, nor more
than two Senior "B" men, nor yet a
combination of a Senior "A" man
plus two  from the  Senior  "B"  team.
The games were played on a
knockout basis, and although the
"Ubyssey" claims freedom of the
press, some outside force must have
been at work, because the results
of the historic contest were not announced, and are still shrouded in
It had, however, the desired effect
of planting the seeds of "Chink"
firmly on the campus, and, since
those days, lt has budded, and
flowered into the University's most
widely played sport.
Why shouldn't such a contest become an annual tradition?
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Vitamin C is active
in Orange Crush
because it contains
Fresh Orange Juice.
"Served Ice Cold in the Caf."
ON THIS OCCASION—the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the University of British
Columbia—the Pioneer Laundry and Dry
Cleaners Limited pauses on its own fiftieth
anniversary to offer congratulations ....
to U.B.C. which, after a quarter of a
century of pioneering, has produced an
institution of which the West is vastly
proud  ....
to the faculty who has fitted British Columbia's young men and women for the
professions that play such an important
part in the development of our province
today  ....
to the youth of the community who, as
good students, have done and are doing all
in their power to further the progress of
their college.
Good luck, U.B.C, through the years to
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and  myself:  jointly  oelo-
found  myself tooling  n
correspondent    I'or   the
(Mr. Lytic is a former Sports Editor of the Vancouver Sun, and is now
carting out a name for himself in journalism, working on the Toronto Star.
The "Ubyssey" is grateful to him for being gracious enough to reply to a
written rec/uest for some reminiscing.—The Sports Eijitor).
Toronto. Ontario,
December 2(i,   19:39.
liy an odd eoincidence your college
brute twenty-fifth anniversaries.
It was in the spring' of 1914 that I.
bicycle along village roads as country
"British < 'olumbian.''
Now ami then, I graduated to the horse and buggy stage and
really did the grand because of an obliging livery stable keeper
who  extended credit   (foolish yokel)   to  working reporters.
Years later, ono of my first contacts with ye college professor
was a grave old coot connected with your then swnddling-clothcd
institution who -was very easily irritated on the question of what,
if anything, constituted nn nmnteur in sport.
Accompanied by a friend, this man used to descend frown-
ingly upon me on the assumption that I, as n wicked professional
nnd open scorner of tho pseudo-amateur, required correction. Once,
indeed, they hauled me before our managing editor and again
they stalked majestically into the office of the publisher to quiver
in  vituperative  exasperation  over  my  ungodly  self.
It was this same dear professor, too, I remember who instructed nn under-official to turn mo back at the gates to a track and
field meet in which he wns a lordly and wcll-bndged figure, unless
I could show nn official badge. "Well, I couldn't, and when the
underling bounced me I went to the office of the Exhibition
manager hnrd by and told hitn my troubles.
He fished into drawer and came up with a lovely ribbon of
blue and red. It wns embleinntic of the flrst prize for Shorthorn
bulls (Ed. note: rather a propos), I vividly recall.
Believe it or not, Mr. Editor, I pinned the ribbon on, was
greeted affably by the gate-keeper, nnd courteously passed in with
the elect. I will never forget the bulging eyes of the old professor
nnd his Unioneering brother ns they were given the rare opportunity of examining my credentials at close range.
This brother was an even more resplendent type of (trade AA
Badger than your professor. Though his motives in sport were
allegedly of the purest, he wns a dealer in various forms of medals
on the side. He used to make those up in great collections at au
upset cost of vory little indeed and. I believe, was able to dispose
of them at quite satisfactory profits.
It is not difficult for me to recall seasons in Vancouver when
it appeared that bright young men from V.U.C. used to fall upon
me something in the wild form of the biblical locusts fluttering
into Egypt's corn fields
Without exception they were equipped to take over the sports
desk or the entire editorial department. They were always willing
to stnrt at practically no salary because they were still boarding
with father, wore through with college, and so ready to take the
world, or any part of it. in their strides and quickly see what
made it tick.
A number of them did get into newspaper work and performed
creditably. I recall a curious young imp named "O'lirndy"
Koshevoy whose wit was good, and another lovable young rogue
named Kcnte, both of whom have brightened up the lives of Vancouver newspaper readers no little since.
Koshevoy, after a nice beginning, and worrying incessantly
over his morning paper job, went capitalistic and, I believe, has
been persuaded to resolve himself into a city editor. This will, no
doubt, be instructive to the ('lass of '40 as it indicates journalistic
pit-falls whioh your young pilgrims should earnestly avoid.
Kcnte had a brief spell in Toronto with this greatest of Canadian newspapers (advt.) but unfortunately he fell iu love and to
such an appalling depth that when he recovered a measure of consciousness he was baok in Vancouver, and hopelessly committed
to matrimony as well! Ho may escape becoming an editor with
touseled hair and a vacant expression but his perilous career up
to  now  indicates a  trend towards obscurity which  is distressing.
The years 1914-1S were notable, too, as those when a miscast
woodcutter with a withered arm upset the European apple-carts
so that France became a country where poppies blew over countless graves for slightly better than two decades, until a deathly
revival was staged by a man with a Charlie Chaplin mustache
versus a venerable ohl chap who reluctantly exchanged a furled
umbrella   for  au  unsheathed  sword.
Tn 1914 the theme song was ''Hang the Kaiser" and this
slogan has been brought up to swiiigtiine in the alliterative phrase
"Hang Hitler." Hut though the words are slightly altered, the
musio is unchanged and the booming of war giuns may become
universal  ere its appalling thunders cease.
About the time that your university was kicking off its rompers, getting into the sports stream, and producing first class
athletes like (iavin Dirom, "Wally Mayers, and a startling unstable
athlete like '•Cokey" Shields, who by the way is engaged as a
digger in Mclntyre Mines of Northern Ontario, places like the
Commodore, the Plantation, and Nat P.ailey's White Spot burg
coned into flower, and the ferries did a lively traffic in young stock
heading for (i rouse .Mountain and Hollyburn. with detours by way
of Vie Foley's nitery and perhaps a look-in at Major Parker's hot
spot on the upper Capilano, dedicated to disciples of Hacehus and
It was around this period, too, that Walter Winehell discovered that America was a luscious oyster. He began opening it at
a salary of $|(»<» weekly, and now is sure of al least $"250n a week
with   niovie  shorts   on   the   side   which   net   him   about   $:>5()0  each.
There are NO Wincliells in Canada, but it might be an idea
for your university factory to produce a few at those prices. If
yoii'tbink your student body would be interested, I can assure you
that the working Canadian newspaperman of the rank and file
who makes in the excess of $1(10 weekly is almost as rare as the
Dean  who is unable to remember when  he, too, was a youth.
However, cheer up! Only a country capable of producing
Lindbergh ami re-crenting him as a stuffed shirt, or one that can
produce guys like ••Legs" Diamond. Ownev Madden. Al Capone
or  Pretty   Hoy   Floyd   is likely to hatch a   Winehell.
Hut'Winehell." to a greater extent than any other, caught the
tempo of the continent in its after-war orgies. It was a period that
was  brittle,  garish,  vulgar,  loud  and   filled  with  wild  dissonances.
If the next after-war period product's two "Wincltolls 1 suppose we can be satisfied that our fine old world is progressing.
The Star, Toronto. ^^
Four-time winner of a Big Block
award, President of Big Block Club,
Captain of 1034 English Rugby
Team, winner of E. M. Dawson
.Scholarship—now remombercl by
Gaul Memorial Trophy.
UBC Honours
Memory Of
Bobby Gaul
In the Summer of 1935, U.B.C. lost
one of Its brightest athletic stars
when Bobby Gaul passed away. At
the University, Bobby was known
for his cheerful sportsmanship, and
capability both as a rugby player
and  as  a   track   man.
Although it was in rugby that
Qaul established his right to a place
In Varsity's Hall of Fame, he flrst
.Tot his start on the cinder paths,
when as a student at King Edward
High he met Percy Williams, famed
Vancouver Olympic runner, who
was  then,  too,  a  student.
Together Bobby and Williams ran
on the High 3chool of Commerce
track team that won many championships in Northwestern competitions.
At Varsity, Gaul, who tied Dr. H.
V. Warren's record for the 220 on
the  curved  track,  devoted  his  speed,
mainly, to rugby, tn which game he
won  his greatest  honours.
On the Campus, Bobby, four times
winner of a Big Block award, was
president of the Big Block Club and
a member of the Men's Athletic Executive. In 1934 he was elected captain of the English Rugby toam, but
resigned  on  account  of  Illness.
That same year he won the E. M.
Dawson Scholarship for fourth year
geological engineering, and in 1935
he was granted aegrotat degrees in
both  Arts and  Science.
Of this blonde, gentle, lovable,
brave, modest athlete, popular with
both students and faculty, Dr. Sedgewick  wrote:
"Bobby was one of those rare and
lovely souls In whom one would wish
to see no change."
In November 1935, following the
death of Bobby Gaul, a movement
was started on the Campus to donate a cup annually, the "Bobby
Gaul Memorial Trophy," to the University athlete who best combines
the qualities of leadership and
sportsmanship that made Bobby
loved by everyone to whom he was
The money for the cup, was raised
through   the  voluntary  subscriptions
First  man   to  be  awarded  Oaul
of students and faculty members,
with the express purpose of acknowledging the University's deep
feeling towards one of their best
beloved  sons.
growing with the
of the city
it serves
rEW NEWSPAPERS are more closely
attuned to the activities of the communities they serve than the Va.ncouver
Sun. The Sun has grown with the growth
and progress of Vancouver and in a very
special way shares and reflects the aspirations and interests of the people of British
News of  the   world  by  British   United
Press,  Canadian   Press,   Associated   Press.
News   of local and provincial affairs by
an   able   staff   of   reporters   and   editors.
Features to inform and entertain every
member of every reader family.
%}a'a :1S
MArine 1161
in Vancouver 20
Wednesday, January 31, 1940
The Department of Education of the Province of
British Columbia offers educational and recreational
facilities as outlined below, chiefly for the benefit of
young men and women over school age.
Minister of Education
1. Various centres for physical and recreational classes for youths
over school age under the direction of Ian Eisenhardt, 604 Hall Building, Vancouver.
2. Vocational classes for the unemployed at Vancouver and Victoria
under the direction of Col. F. T. Fairey, Department of Education.
3. Vancouver School of Navigation, also under Colonel Fairey.
4. Various projects at different centres for men and women under
the Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Programme.
5. Financial assistance is given to the Community Self-Help Groups
in Vancouver—Mrs. G. G. Ross, Supervising Director.
6. There are two Provincial Normal Schools, one at Vancouver and
the other at Victoria, for the professional training of persons who
wish to obtain a First Class Teacher's Certificate.
7. School radio broadcasts in co-operation with the officials of CBR
are given in the subjects of Junior Music, Senior Music, Social Studies,
Elementary Science, Health Education and English, primarily for the
benefit of small rural schools.
8. Summer School of Education, Victoria and Vancouver, for the
further training of teachers.
9. School for the deaf and the blind children of the Province at
10. Community Drama, under the direction of Major L. Bullock-
Webster,  Department  of  Education,  Victoria.
11. Correspondence Courses: Correspondence lessons are provided
in Elementary and High School subjects up to and including Senior
Matriculation, and also in a large number of technical and vocational


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