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Issued Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume VI.
VANCOUVER, B.C., OCTOBER 18th,    1923
No. 3
Plans Under Way
For Name
^ u€,    ~~ Contest
Committee  Appointed   to  Direct
A committee comprising Ralph Norman, convenor, Grace Smith, and Cliff
Dowling, have been appointed to look
after the competition for the naming
of the parks, boulevards, streets, etc.,
 at Paint Grey. The duty of the committee will be to collect the names
submitted by the students and to
judge of their fitness in regard to
the districts to which they are applied. As was stated in last week's
issue, an attempt will be made to have
the regions surrounding the site a
Complete urban unit, comprising a
number of individual districts such
as a business section, a fraternity
and sorority section, a residential section, etc.
It will be necessary in the selection of these names, to make a differentiation in their types according
to the buildings to which the streets
are adjacent. The Science men, in
the course of nature, will be expected
to select cold mechanical names for
the precincts of their own building,
while the Arts students will be expected to choose those of a more |
classical type. j
It is the intention of the committee
to post a detailed map of the site at
Point Grey in the front hall, if one
can be procured. In the meantime,
those students who are fortunate
enough to be struck with any particularly brilliant names are requested to turn them into the Publications
Office, or to hand them to one of the
Frosh ^Reception
Crowded?  No!
The Freshman Reception, always
the scene of a good time, excelled
itself this year. Lester Court provided at least room enough and saved
the event from being the usual "suffocating  crush."
Of course there was the usual losing of "each other," earnest gazing at
programs, and in the case of the males
frantic attempts at memorizing the
exact color scheme of each of his intended partners. Conversations such
as this were frequent: "Beg pardon,
do you know Miss Green? To tell
you the truth I don't know if that's
her name or the color of her eyes."
At the commencement of the dance
Jack Grant welcomed the Frosh on
behalf of the Alma Mater and the
faculty, and made clear that a minimum of formality was desirable. Mrs.
Klinck, Mrs. Clement, Mrs. Brock,
Mrs. Coleman and Miss Bollert presided as patronesses.
"Atn> Jrafrr Atque lab?"
To-day the entire University
unites in mourning one of its
best-loved members, Scotty Rushbury, who passed away in the
General Hospital after a lingering illness. He was in his
twenty-third  year.
He wijl always be remembered
as one of the founders of Soccer
at the University. His work in
this connection is chiefly responsible for the position which that
game has attained in our colege.
He was a member of Science '24,
but he belonged to the whole
'Varsity. Tender, true, just, he
won the admiration of every man.
To the sorowing parents and sisters, the University extends its
heartfelt sympathy in their loss
of a loving son and brother.
Thirty-three New Members to Try Out
Keen interest is being evinced in
Varsity circles in the selection of
plays outlined for the Christmas performances, which will be given on
November 22nd, 23rd and 24th. This
year the programme consists of two
comedies and two plays of a more
seriou-3 nature.
The first, "The Little Stone House,"
is a story of Russian life by an English dramatist, George Calderon. It
is a rather tense little play, based on
the theme, "What is man compared
to an idea."
This is followed by a charming light
comedy, "The Romancers," the work
of the French playwright and poet,
"The Birthday of the Infanta,"
Stuart Walker's dramatization of
Oscar Wilde's novel, is a very pathetic little piece which offers considerable dramatic scope.
The bill concludes with a lively comedy of present day American life, entitled, "The Ghost Story," which, it
may be said, is in no way as serious
as its title might indicate.
These four plays afford parts for
twenty-nine members, and offer rather
interesting opportunity for staging
and lighting, even with such limited
equipment as the University platform
It was with very considerable regret that the Advisory Board decided
not to award the prize in the Players Club competition this year. Although several plays were handed in,
no one of them was judged sufficiently
dramatic to merit its production.
The new members of the clubs will
be welcomed at the annual reception
which will be held in the Auditorium
on Friday, October 26th. This function each year affords an opportunity
for the new members to meet, not
only those at present in the Club, but
also many of the graduates of the last
eight years who renew their association with the Players' Club on this
This year, thirty-three new members were admitted, fifteen men and
eighteen women,  namely:
Eleanor Ormond, Josephine Paradis,
H. B. Cantelon, Howard Goodwin, G.
S. Miller, Arts '24; Winifred Hall,
Elsie Rilance, Isabel Russell, D. B.
Charlton, Wilfred Kelly, H. C. Sing,
(Continued on Page 2)
Net Tournament
Again Won
By Baker
Champion   Given  Close  Run  by
Surprises were the order of the day
in the Varsity Tennis Tournament this
year. Although Lorimer Baker, the
champion, successfully defended his
title agr.inst Gordon Shields of Arts '27
the freshman from King Edward made
him work every inch of the way. In
the men's doubles, Miller and Kerr
created a sensation by beating the
favorites Shields and Painter in three
out of four sets. Still another surprise came when Miss Tatlow dropped her title to Miss Kloepfer, whom
she defeated last year. In the ladies'
doubles the winners, Misses Kloepfer
and Tatlow had too great a margin of
superiority over their opponents to
make it interesting for the onlookers.
Not that the latter did not put up a
bitter fight, but it was a hopeless
struggle and they lost in straight sets.
Baker and Miss Kloepfer were able to
overcome an early lead in the mixed
doubles and captured the title from
Miss Archibald and Kerr, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6.
Perhaps the feature of the day was
Shields' showing against the champion. In the first set he aroused tense
interest on the side lines by running
up a lead of 5-2, only to lose the set
to Baker who rallied, taking five
straight games and the set. In the
second and third sets Shields was not
to be denied and he swept away opposition winning 6-1, 6-1. But his efforts had exhausted him and he dropped the fourth set 6-1. In the final
set Baker played consistently to
Shields' backhand and soon had a
lead. His cross-court shots were too
much for the challenger, and, unable
to stand the pace Shields dropped the
set and the match. The score was 7-5,
1-6, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Track Men On
Way East
Four Men to Represent Varsity
at Saskatoon
Livingstone, Buckley, Barton, Ramsell and Russell left Tuesday night for
Saskatoon, the sport centre this
month for Western Collegiate track
stars. Practically all the represert.it-
tives sent from this college h.» ■"••>■
either equalled or lowered fomer
prairie records, and there is little
doubt that the 'Varsity cupboard w!'t
be replenished shortly. Livingstone is
doing the 100 yds. in tin seconds flat,
both Buckley and Barton have broken
their former distance records, Ramsell has steadily increased his skill
with the weights, while Hughie Russell is certain to cap a first place with
his high jumping.
gjfct, v/
Oct. 18th, 1923
Soccer Squad
Loses 4 to 1
Frosh Reception Has Bad
Perhaps it was just our usual run
of luck at the first of the season;
perhaps it was the Frosh reception
the night before. Whatever it was,
the result produced was overwhelm-
ii g. The thirteenth of this month
will stand out as a red letter day—a
day when the biggest score in at least
two years was piled against the team.
It is of little use to offer alibis, but.
two must be considered. Gee Ternan
arrived late and thus was unable to
play, while Bobby Jackson was
crocked in the first half of the game,
and, good sport that he is, stuck it
out to the finish. One man on the
field stood out far and above everybody else; he worked like a Trojan
and succeeded in accomplishing something with his work—that man was
Tommy Wilkinson. McLuckie and
Scotty Deans worked hard, but poor
combination plays spoiled their
chances. Crute was as reliable as
ever, Phillips played well, the rest
worked hard, but the old 'Varsity pep
was lacking. There was no finish to
their performance. Time and time
again, opportunities were thrown
away in front of goal, the ball generally cavorting over the crossbar.
For perhaps the first ten minutes
of play, an end-to-end rush ensued, and
then Elks rushed. Their forward line
was working wonderfully, and a goal
seemed a foregone conclusion. However, the goal-mouth was cleared; Dut
a few minutes later, Jackson handled
the ball in the dreaded area. Archie
Sinclair took the kick, and Elks were
one up. This reverse seemed to instil
some life into the 'Varsity line-up,
and some dangerous rushes ensued,
but to no avail. Scotty Deans had a
glorious opportunity to equalize, but
his shot was wide. Practically the
whole 'Varsity team was now in the
Elk area; thus, when a long pass was
shot out to the Elk forward line, they
had a clear field, and Mosher did not
have a chance. The half-time whistli
blew, with Elks leading two goals to
The game resumed, with 'Varsity
playing a one-back game and forcing
the play. For the first few minutes
they were dangerous, but their efforts
went to waste. Again, a long pass
was sent out to the Elk forward line,
and on a long forward pass Hazeldean
beat Crute to the ball, and Elks were
three up. The 'Varsity line-up now
took a change, Wilkinson going fullback and Baker playing inside left.
Again the Elk forward line swept
down the field, and another goal appeared certain. The ball hit the upright, and Mosher kicked it behind.
A corner ensued, but it did not prove
effective. The Elks obtained one
more counter, and the case appeared
hopeless as far as 'Varsity was concerned. However, they put up a
dying spurt; a cross went to Crute in
front of goal, and he made no mistake. This closed the scoring, the
final score being four goals to one.
The line-up was as follows:
Mosher, Baker, Crute, Jackson,
Phillips, Buckley, Emery, Wilkinson,
Lundie, Deans, McLuckie.
There' will be a meeting of both
the men's and women's sections of the
S. C. M. on Monday, October 22, at
which some member of the Faculty
will speak. Every one is invited to
By Our Efficiency
University life might be made both
more lively and more practical if professors would make a study of efficiency. They should introduce the
principles of the up-to-date business
world and advertise themselves in
the approved scientific manner. Freshmen and others would then save an
incalculable amount of time in selecting courses. Attracted here'by suitably illustrated posters inquiring, "Do
you like camp life? Then come to the
University of British Columbia," they
would find the walls artistically decorated with the signs of rival professors. For instance, "Let your subconscious mind do the work. Take
Philosophy, and imbibe knowledge
while you sleep." "Learn the truth
about King Tut—seances held by
classical mediums. Take Latin."
"Use your gifts for cookery and social
entertainment under the Chemistry
Department." The English department would have the advantage of
being able to produce their advertisements in the form of witty and poetic
epigrams. These would help to fill
the columns of the College Paper.
Efficiency Expert.
Exchange News
University of Southern California,
May, 1923—In an interesting letter received at U. S. C. from Harold V.
Harris, U. S. C. representative in the
Peking University faculty at Peking,
China, Harris declares that "One of
the most interesting forces which I
have seen at work since we came here
is the gradual awakening of labor to
the advantages of organization and
the use of the strike to secure better
wage's—just one more idea caught
from the "West."
He also speaks of the powerful influence that the college students have
in national affairs, and says that the
students are taking up the cau«e of
the working man, helping him to obtain justice and protesting against the
harsh militaristic methods of the government in counteracting strikes.
(Continued from Page 1)
Arts '25; Jean Meredith, Barbara
Stirling, Gertrude Maclnnes, R. Norman, W. G. Thompson, L. J. Smith,
Arts '26; Kathleen Allan, Winifred
Boyes, Barbara Calland, Marion Cameron, Avis Pumphrey, E. Smythe
Edith Tisdall, A. Moffatt, Arts '27; J.
L. Bennett, Peter Price, Science '25;
Lyle Atkinson, L. A. Murphy, Agri-
cultur '25; W. W. Matthews, Agriculture '27.
In addition to these, thirty-one received honorable mention, these being advised to try again next year.
Other candidates must wait for two
years before renewing their efforts.
1 All possible is being done by the
Orpheum Theatre this season to provide vaudeville entertainment suitable
to the tastes of University students.
Next Wednesday night's opening bill
(October 24) has Trixie Friganza,
Miller and Mack, and Owen McGiv-
eney as triple headliners. They are a
big triune for fun and classic entertainment. There are four other big
acts, and as an added feature all the
artistes co-operate in one of these
amusing vaudeville "after-pieces." It
is called "The Wager," and advance
notices declare it a riot of merriment.
An effort is being made to arrange
special student nights, where "stunts"
may be included.
Under the progressive leadership of
Mr. Walter Turnbull, the members of
Arts '26 have arranged several class
events for the coming year. It is
planned to hold a class party, a theatre party, and two hikes. The first
hike will take place on Saturday, Oct.
20, and will be to Capilano Canyon.
At Capilano those of the class who
wish to dance will have the opportunity of doing so in the hall, while
those who prefer walking will explore
the canyon. There is every reason to
expect great things from Arts '26 this
year, because the good judgment of
the class has already been shown in
the unanimous election of Dr. Sedgewick to the position of Honorary
The forty odd memBers of Arts '25
who took in a jaunt up to Capilano
Canyon on Saturday, especially those
inclined to be "hefty," agree that
leveler ground is easier on the wind.
Nevertheless, the outing was a jolly,
not to say an hilarious one, under the
patronage of Miss Doris Lee ana Prof.
F. G. C. Wood.
The party was the first of the social
events of the term for Arts '25, and as
the tired, but still merry Juniors hiked
homeward, they agreed that the management of coming events would have
to "go some" to provide any entertainment that would excel it.
The class of Science '27 is showing
the characteristic spirit of its faculty
and is planning great things for the
future. With Commander Hartley as
Honorary President, and with a particularly live executive, the class confidently expects to make its mark in
the annals of U. B. C. There will be
strong basketball and soccer teams
representing the class in sport; social activities also will not be neglected. In view of the absence of ladies
in Science, it is possible that Science
'27 may take part with Arts '26 in a
combined theatre party.
At the invitation of Phyllis Edgell,
the class is holding a launch party at
her summer home at "Cosy Cove,"
this Saturday. All ex-members are
extended a cordial welcome and are
requested to get in touch with one
of the class executive immediately. A
large turnout is expected and a good
time is assured. The party leaves
the foot of Gore Avenue at 1 p.m.
An attractive programme was enjoyed by thejjiv'omen's Lit. last Wednesday afternomr—rrr~tne Auditorium,
when the members of that body
assembled for the first meeting of the
year. Mrs. Clarke gave the opening
address, which, though not lengthy,
proved to be very interesting. A delightful vocal solo was given by Miss
Dora Lyness, Arts '25, and later an
enjoyable piano selection by Miss
Magdalene Aske, Arts '24.
The outstanding feature of the programme was in the form of a discussion between members of Arts '24 and
'25 on the question, "Is American
periodical literature having a degenerating influence upon Canadian national life?" Miss Sylvia Thrupp, '25,
and Miss Eleanor Ormrod, '24, spoke
for the affirmative, while Miss Fern
James, '24, and Miss Etta Graham,
'25, upheld the negative. Some very
enlightening and instructive arguments were put forth by both sides,
and each speaker stated her ideas
emphatically and with conviction.
After this, the meeting was thrown
open for discussion, and the controversy continued until the vote was
taken. Refreshments were then
The Agriculture Discussion Club
held its first" meeting on Wednesday
evening in the Auditorium. President
Lyle Atkinson outlined the aims and
objects of the club for the benefit of
the freshmen and invited them to attend as often as they could. Dean
F. M. Clement and Prof. P. A. Boving,
the speakers for the evening, both
gave interesting and helpful talks to
the members. The next meeting will
be held on October 24, and will take
the form of a debate between Agriculture '25 and Agriculture '24.
The Annual Banquet of the Agriculture Undergrad is to be held, this
year, on October 30 in the Grosvenor
Hotel. The professors in agriculture
will be the guests of the students and
it is expected that there will be a
merry social time. Besides the usual
speeches the personnel of the two
live stock judging teams to go to
Portland will be announced. The
candidates for the places on these
teams have been practising hard since
the opening of this session, and they
will then know the results of their
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In their first game this season, in
the Miller Cup series, the 'Varsity
team received a severe drubbing. By
the time that the game was over, Rowing Club had piled up a score of 30
points to 0. After the first five minutes of play 'Varsity didn't have a
chance. The men worked hard, but
through their lack of condition and
poor team-work they were no match
for the Rowers. The forwards were
fairly good, but the three-quarter line
was no match for the Rowing Club
threes, who, whenever they got the
ball, did practically what they liked
with it.
Varsity kicked off, but the Rowing
Club pressed from the start. After a
few minutes of play Pinkham crossed
the line near the stake, circled around,
and placed the ball between the poles.
Barwis converted. 'Varsity pressed
for several minutes, but Rowing Club
again forced the play.
Fraser went over for another three
points. Barwis failed to convert.
'Varsity again pressed, but in a few
minutes Pinkham went over after a
nice three-quarter run. Barwis failed
to convert. For the remainder of the
period the play was more even, and
half-time found the teams in the centre field.
At the beginning of the second half
'Varsity forced the ball inside their
25-yard line, but a nice three-quarter
run and some clever dodging by Pinkham put the ball over again. For a
short time 'Varsity held them. Then
their three-quarters got the ball and
Winch went over with a pass from
Pinkham. Barwis converted. Shortly
afterwards Fraser went over from a
loose scrum. 'Varsity tried to break
through again, Gord. Lewis trying for
a drop-kick. He didn't make it. Soon
afterwards Rex Cameron went over
and behind the poles with a pass from
Pinkham, making the score 30-0.
The  teams  were:
'Varsity—Hatch, Luyat, Shore, Hyslop, Price, Bain, Hardie, Edgett, Underbill, Purdy, Mathews, Morgan,
Lewis, Warren, and Gross.
Rowing Club—Kindersley, Gyles,
Grimmett, Pinkham, Winch, Marshal,
Cameron, Farmer, Barwis, John Clark,
Donaldson, Lord, Allen, Wilkinson,
Lisle Fraser.
Referee—E.  L. Yeo.
At a meeting of the Basketball
Club, held recently, the following were
elected: Honorary president and
coach, Prof. Knapp; president, E.
Bassett; vice-president, H. O. Arkley;
secretary-treasurer, "Dad" Hartley.
The league schedule has not been
drawn up yet; but in all probability
'Varsity will enter four teams — a
Senior A, a Senior B, an Intermediate
A  and  an Intermediate  B.
\        AN  APPEAL
The Soccer Club are badly in need
of trainers who will give the boys a
rub-down after the game. There
must be some among our Student
body who do not or cannot take an
active part in athletics, but whd can
spare Saturday afternoon in giving
some attention to the active ones.
Those who are in a position to answer this appeal, please get in touch
with either Sparks, Brinks, Lazenby,
In one of the fastest games of the
season, U.B.C. had to admit defeat at
the hands of the West Vancouver
eleven by the score of 4-3. As this
score suggests, the game was replete
with thrills, and had not both teams
suffered several narrow escapes, the
goals would have come in much greater abundance. The home team, playing on a field which was as familiar
to them as it was strange to their
opponents, was decidedly fortunate to
take both points. The opening play
was of a scrappy nature, until Cornish
unfortunately put the ball through his
own goal. 'Varsity tried hard to
equalize, and had several good
chances. Martin and Evans provided
thrills by just failing to score. Then
the home team made a single attack,
and were two up. 'Varsity men put
in some fine shots, but spoiled some
hard-earned chances by poor, or
rather unlucky shooting. Another
breakaway gave West Vancouver its
third goal in the third invasion of
'Varsity territory.
After half-time the visitors put up
a wonderful display, and during at
least three-quarters of the time the
home defense were packing their goal
and clearing frantically. Two penalties and a case of hands just outside the line missed the official eye.
Our forwards had left their luck at
home, but at last Underwood connected with one of Evans' crosses for
a well-earned goal. The Blue and
Gold players refused to let their hosts
get into the game, and Newcombe
added the second goal on a penalty.
Several more openings were passed
up, and Cant's drive hit the bar witih
every one beaten, but he made up for
this by scoring the tying goal, with
just six minutes to go. However, 'Varsity's joy was short-lived, for, with
just thirty seconds to go, Fanning
unfortunately tripped an opponent in
the dreaded area, and the penalty
goal and the final whistle were co
Mr. Curtis officiated with the
whistle, and Mr. Martin and Dave
Taylor ran the lines.
The teams:
U.B.C.—Davidson, Butler and Cornish; Muylvert, Disney and Fanning;
Underwood, Newcombe, Cant, Martin
and Evans.
West Vancouver—Haye; Sangster
and McArthur; Thompson, Black and
Mclntyre; Ferguson, Parker, Malcolm, White and Mclntyre.
The girls of the Swimming Club
are planning to enter a relay team to
swim against the telephone girls, in
a gala to be held at Chalmers tank
on October 22nd or 23rd.
* *    *
*The Grass Hockey Club held its
first meeting and made plans for the
season. The girls have reason to believe that they will be able to field
a good team this year. Unfortunately there is no league for them to enter, but they are fully expecting to
send the team to Victoria at Christmas.
* *    *
The first basketball practise was
held on Friday last. It is fully expected that two teams will be fielded
to try for the cup which is up for
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wreath of silver laurel leaves studded with twinkling rhinestones, or
a dashing comb that lends an additional inch or two of stateli-
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f^OBWEBBY chiffon hose plays
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Oct. 18th, 1923
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Grace   Smith
Our teams have suffered a number
of reverses in sport this week. This,
however, need cause no great discouragement, but should be an incentive to both the players and their
supporters. The team should realize
the necessity of strict training, and
the students the necessity of wholehearted support. The teams are fielding as strong an aggregation of players this year as at any other time,
and there is no reason why we should
not have as successful a season as
last year.
In our news columns last week we
announced the organization of a competition for the naming of some of
the more important streets, the parks
and boulevards, to be laid out at Point
Grey. This is being done on the recommendation of President Klinck,
who has endorsed the suggestion of
Mr. E. A. Cleveland. A committee
las been appointed by the Publications Board to take charge of the contest.
We consider this an opportunity to
continue active student association in
the development work at the Point.
Names appropriate to the University
of B. C. can be chosen in place of
those whose associations would be entirely foreign. It is for the students,
of course, to decide whether the opportunity is worth taking advantage
of, but we suggest one possibility that
appeals to us. If we consider some
of our fellow-students and graduates
worthy of a lasting memorial, what
could be more fitting than to have
their names intimately connected
with the university site. A suitable
return could thus be made to the leaders of last year's campaign, for example. They were largely responsible
for the early realization of our hopes
for a real university, and we owe a
great debt to them. How shall that
debt be paid? An obvious and suitable means seems to be provided for
us if we choose to take advantage of
Once upon a time Somebody thought
it would be a great Idea to have a
be Clever and Newsy, that would be
read by All and that Everybody would
contribute to and that — — well
nearly Half a Century later we got
the job as Editor. And since then
Experience has taught us what it
means to have people MAKE PROMISES and never keep them, to Rack
our brains, and Paw the Air for
IDEAS, and Burn the Midnight Juice
over blotted Manuscripts and stale
jokes that Seemed snappy only a
Couple of days before; and to have
Old Friends shun us like a Plague j
either because They feared They'd be
asked to write a Story or because
they'd had Their Feelings hurt by
Something in The Flipper when they
did or Didn't get Written up. And
we learned to Fight Every Month
with The Printer and Swear and plead
and beg and Threaten in order to get
the issue out On Time and then be
asked 'bout a Million times a day
'When will The Brunswickan be out?"
by some Bird who Never contributed
One Single Thing for the Magazine —
and be SADDER if Wiser about Hum-
 (long sigh) all of which
has mado us grow Old Prematurely
However, This fills a Few Lines
Easily. AND as Aesop said 2,600
years ago, "Every path has its Puddle."
A deplorable incident occurred last
week on the campus when a car belonging to Mr. K. A. Schell was "borrowed" by some would-be humorist or
auto thief. The car was later found
on the corner of Main and Broadway,
the prospective joy-rider evidently being disappointed in the quantity of
gas which the owner had provided.
It need only be mentioned here that
the expulsion of any student whose
code of honor allows such disregard
of the property of others, will be welcomed by the student body, and will
certainly be recommended by the Students' Council.
Cliff Dowling has been appointed to
the position of Senior Editor of the
"Ubyssey." Mr. Dowling has been
acting as Associate Editor since the
beginning of the year. Last year he
was responsible for the psycho analytical sketches of Miss Nilly and other feature write-ups.
Eric Dunn has been appointed Assistant Business Manager.
"Ancient Egypt" was the subject
of an illustrated address delivered by
Dr. George E. *Kidd, formerly of the
faculty of Queen's University, to the
members of the Vancouver Institute
on Thursday evening. Dr. Kidd is
an archaeologist of note, and has
specialized in Egyptology. A record
audience, which more than filled the
Physics lecture room, heard the address and viewed an interesting and
varied collection of slides which the
doctor had gathered during his recent
stay in Egypt.
The speaker began by tracing the
history of this country from earliest
recorded times down through the
various dynasties.
Practically no mechanical devices
were used in the building of the pyramids, declared Dr. Kidd. Thousands
of slaves pulled the building materials on large sledges over greased
wooden tracks. Using the slides, the
lecturer explained many inscriptions
and translated hieroglyphics relating to this and other phases of the
Egyptian life.
The discovery of Tutankhamen's
tomb was important, since his was
believed to be the only resting place
of an ancient Pharaoh left undisturbed.
Dr. M. J. Williams will speak next
Thursday evening on "Some Geological Discoveries in the North." This
lecture will also be illustrated.
Will be paid
Alma Mater Funds
This Year
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A gentleman connected with
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The quinquennial dividends
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This column is maintained for the use
of students and others who wish to express themselves on any topic of general interest. The Ubyssey does not assume responsibility for any of the views
All contributions must be written
legibly, in ink, on one side of the paper
only. They must not exceed two hundred words in length, and must reach
this office not later than noon Monday,
in order to appear in the issue of the
following Thursday.
The Editor of the  "Ubyssey.".
Dear  Sir: .      '
I would like to express in your columns the feelings of a large number of
students regarding stack-room privileges. Members of the third year in
Arts who are taking a pass course have
not even the half-day a week allowed
in former years, while graduates attending the Normal School are given four
This is manifestly unfair, for aside
from seniority, those attending Normal
have no further claim to these privileges than the third year students. The
average pass course taken in the third
year is as difficult in itself as the combined University-Normal course, and
certainly requires a great deal more
reference   work.
The distressing feature of the case
is that many of tne graduates do not
appreciate their permits enough to use
them regularly. This shows conclusively that they have no real need of these
A  MEMBER  OF  ARTS   '25.
Dear   Sir:—
In last week's correspondence column
a certain person, styled Lucretii, took
exception to the recent action which
Arts '25 have taken in voting down the
gown. Poor Lucretii, it seems, who has
been watching with "suppressed gratification" the "elevated ideals and objectives" of the new Junior Class is
quite shocked at their lack of "academic
dignity." I don't wish to be mean to
Lucretii, but I do hope his or her flattering letter will not have any tendency
to make Arts '25 go back on its worthy
I wonder just how much dignity we
should assume in these shacks of ours.
Somehow the sight of begowned students in these old buildings, puts me in
mind of a. mud scow fitted up with carpets and deck chairs. There will be
lots of time to think of the frills of
academic dignity when we get out to
Point Grey. In the meantime, dear
Lucretii, wear a gown if you feel like
it, but don't try to force it upon a class
who have voted against it by an overwhelming   majority.
Yours truly,
The Editor,
Dear   Sir:
I was very pleased to see that somebody had the courage of his or her
convictions in expressing regret at the
failure of Arts '25 to live up to the
excellent standard they set in former
years. As a member of the Sophomore
year, I had hoped that the Juniors
would continue on their apparently clear
path, and leave no doubt for Arts '26
as to what their course should be next
year. Rut, as usual. Arts '25 has failed
to   deliver  the  goods.
H.  C,   '26.
The Radio Club elected the following officers at a recent meeting:
President, H. E. Parsons, Vice-President, W. A. Jones; Secretary-Treasurer, Geo. Norman; Chief Operator, H.
E. Welsh.
The Radio Club is a new organization which is endeavouring to furnish
interested members with practical experience in the radio field. At present the instruments used by the club
are the property of various scientific
departments; but the club Is rapidly
completing plans whereby it may have
a fully-equipped, up-to-date installation of its own. There are a few
vacancies on the club membership
list. Interested students may obtain
information by applying to any of the
officers of the Club.
Rowing Club
Defeated by
(The Exception)
The 'Varsity third team have the
distinction of beitig'the only team to
win on Saturday. With only three
minutes to go, they crossed the line
for the only point of a very even and
well-fought game. Superior scrum
work and good three-quarter runs
won the game from the heavier Rowing Club team.
'Varsity kicked off. In the first few
minutes Rowing Club pressed hard
and crossed the line. 'Varsity saved
and robbed the Rowing Club of three
well-earned points. After this the
'Varsity men seemed to find themselves. Good work of the three-quarters, coupled with fine kicking by
Murphy, forced the play to their 25-
yard line. After being forced back
to centre, 'Varsity pressed. The ball
went over, but Rowing Club saved.
Play worked back to our 25-yard line.
Murphy relieved by a fine kick to
touch. Rowing Club again forced the
ball almost to our line. 'Varsity
pressed, and half-time found the ball
at centre.
At the beginning of the second half
Rowing Club again pressed on the
'Varsity line. Play worked hack to
centre, where it remained for several
minutes. Good kicking by Louden
and Bull took the ball to their 10-
yard line. Play continued in their
25-yard line for several minutes. Row-
inng Club again forced the ball to
our 25-yard line, but a nice three-
quarter run of Goodwin, Louden and
Hicks forced the play to centre. Play
continued in our half until the ball
went over. Sparks saved. Play remained in our half until the forwards,
by a fine display of dribbling to the
ball to their line, where Harkness
went over from a scrum for the only
points of the game. Bull failed to
convert,  and  the  score  remained  3-0.
The teams are:
'Varsity — Pottinger, Hemmingway,
Brock, Harkness, Hunter, Evjen, Hill,
Bull, Thompson, Louden, Murphy,
Goodwin,  Stacey,  Hicks,  and  Sparks.
Rowing Club — Ferrie, Martin,
Thompson, Insley, Boyd, Hutcheson,
Weld, W. Scott, Parker, Tait, Williams, Peter, Henderson, Proctor, McMaster.
Mr. Rose had only limited time at
his disposal in Canada, and, owing to
a sudden call from New York, was
forced to cancel his engagement with
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The Big Show Hit of the Season
"A   Miniature   Revue"
"The   Bing  Boys"
In  "Bill  Sikes"
TRIXIE   FRIGANZA    "My Little Bag o'  Trix"
"The  Fall   Guy"   with   "Pam"
EXTRA Added Attraction, "THE WAGER"
A   delightful   after-piece   wherein   all   the   players
unite   for   a
Attractive Pictures
real   fun   fest.
Concert Orchestra
Friday   and
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OCT. 18th, 1923
Miss Emslie
has removed to the middle store
at the corner of Broadway and
Heather Streets and solicits
your patronage.
Phone Fairmont 724
Photographers and Miniature Painters
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Authoritative Views
on Style of Tie*
Now in Vogue
Green   Neekwear   Viewed   From
Various Angles.
In the first place, don't read this
article. In the second place, don't
blame us, blame the editor. He told
us to write something on green ties.
And neither Elsinore nor myself
knew anything about any ties at all,
save the tie that binds and all that
silly sort of rot. Ergo, therefore, and
ainsi, we 'decided to interview those
who did. Our first victim was Dr.
Clark of the French Dept.
"Dr." we gurgled, "What do you
think of green ties. Anything you say
will be used in publication against
"Well," murmured he, in excellent
French, "I like anything green, even
"Exactly what do you mean by
that?" "Ah, what?" said he, diving
into the stacks. We followed, with
the eagerness of a man going into a
blind pig, and, with our usual luck,
bumped into (literally and figuratively)  Lionel Haweis.
"Mr. Haweis," I said, "Excuse me,
and what is your opinion of green
ties?" "What's wrong with my tie?"
he  demanded.
"Oh, we meant for freshman, "tittered Elsinore.
"It is," Mr. H. replied, "a most excellent idea. Now what I think is
that something milder like a rose tree
would be more . . . aesthetic, still,
on the whole it is a good idea. I will
now be able to tell whether or not it
is a freshman who is trying to sneak
into the stacks."
"Exactly," said Elsinore, who has a
supp. in English 1 (a & b), as she
hurriedly left the place.
The next thing to do was to beard
the lion in his den. After four minutes of horrible hesitation we entered
the office of Dr. Sedgewick. "Mr. . .
er . . Doc . . . .er, I mean . . . Dr.
Sedgewick what is your opinion of
freen gries for teshmen, that is, . . .
green fries for ... no that's not it
either.    You know what I mean."
"McGoockle," said the doctor severely, "I decline to be quoted in such
a sheet as you misrepresent. Any
paper that would hire you as a reporter must have sunk very low. It must
have sunk as low as a modern movie,
or as a, well no, I was going to say
as low as a "Hearse" editorial, but...
there are limits."
But Elsinore chimed in. "Dr. Sedgewick, if we don't get the interview
I lose my job."
"Very well then, in the circumstances, you may quote me as saying that
the ties are an outrage. If the freshman had either spirit or taste they
would rebel. And, McGoockle, did
you place that book on the English
27 reserve shelf?"   But I had left.
The next person we saw was Prof.
Wood. Ensinor looked at him very
nicely and asked him the old, old
question. "I think the idea is good.
Whoever   chose   the   ties   must   have
been   color   blind."	
WELL?     WE   TOLD   YOU   NOT   TO
To the editor: If Drs. Sedgewick,
Clark, Wood, or Lionel Haweis call,
we have gone on a trip to the north
Adolphus X. McGoockle.
Literary Corner
"The river seems to doze."   So broad
and deep
That one would think it never could
be changed,
But always flow in undisturbed sleep
And to the end of time its quiet keep.
Yet round the bend faint shiverings
Foreboding tremors, in the restful
The waters leap, and leaping, pale
with fear
Of unknown dangers, doubtful, nascent, near.
But yet again its surface placid grows
As if 'twere lulled by false security
Of treacherous banks, and by the verdant rows
Of stately trees.   "The river seems to
But,   now,   see   how   each  drop  from
sleep awakes;
Black   rocks   disrupt   the   calm   with
jagged crests;
True danger, not vague fear, the river
Into      resistant      turmoil.        Silence
And gives its place unto the awesome
Of thundering falls. The snarling
rapids rage,
While narrowing walls the stream torrential gore
With giant, rocky horns. The waters
Plunge foaming o'er the mist-enchanted brink
To hidden depths beneath the seething spray,
Each falling drop a wondrous, sparkling link
A chain of perfect beauty in. The
waters sink.
But only to emerge and onward flow
From turmoil of the great adventure
Serene and calm, the current onward
In peacefulness.    "The river seems to
doze." ^
A. E. B., Arts '26.
The Out-of-Town Girls received a
delightful welcome to the University
on Saturday evening, when Mrs. L.
S. Klinck entertained them at her
home on Thirteenth Ave. W. Those
assisting the hostess were Miss M. L.
Bollert, Miss Isabel Maclnnes, Miss
Janet Greig, and Miss Annie Anderson. After an informal buffet supper,
the girls joined in singing college
songs and enjoyed a short programme
put on by the executive of the Women's Undergrad.
Get  Your  Next
HAT or     CAP
417 Granville St.
Mt. Pleasant Methodist
Tenth Ave. and Ontario Street
Minister—Rev.   O.   M.   Sanford
Out   of   Town   Students   Specially
Good Music      Interesting Sermons
Friendly Greeting
Drop in and ask for our
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Wednesday and Saturday Evenings
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Heard at the Dance.
As one of the shining stars in the
Science sky remarked, what better example of molecular motion in a gas
could Doc. Davidson wish than that
ot the Frosh Reception — thousands
(so it seemed) of particles (i. e., couples) moving at different speeds in
different directions, and frequently
colliding with and changing the course
of other like particles.
Toutes  les   Belles  Femmes.
Jean and Jill did go to school
To catch two handsome men;
They  brought  them   down  into   the
And a preacher said "Amen."
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with wide convertible collar,
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The Athletes' Friend
If you are interested in
sports—come in and have a
talk with Geo. H. Goulding.
successful Rugby, Hockey,
Swimming, Soccer and Track
and Field Coach.
Sporting   Goods   and   Bicycle
Granville Street
POLICY:     Undecided
WEATHER:     Ditto
(A Muckitorial.)
Much has been heard and said of
that exciting and rather hectic func
tion, the Freshmen's Reception, but
little has been said of the sad results.
We hereby take this opportunity of
offering our sympathy to those who
have been more or less permanently
injured, and also to remind partici
pants in Friday's fight that first aid
will be supplied at this office. Our
comment naturally drifts towards the
controversial policy drawn up by the
Students' Council. We understand
that in one clause of said policy they
decided to eliminate "hazing" from
initiation, but in spite of this they
permitted such an atrocity as the
"Frosh Reception," where bodily harm
was inevitable. They might at least
have warned the innocents, or opened
an insurance office to cover the risk
This calamity will go down as a dark
blot against the Grant ministry.
"Who is she, Sid?"
Where did Hyslop develop that
screw-neck tackle?
*       •       •
If rushing interferes with your pleasure, quit your pleasure.
•    •    •
Something funny is going to happen one of these days and we're going to surprise you by printing it.
•     •     •
A woman's vocabulary isn't bigger
than a man's, but she gets more out
of it.
We hope the Rowing Club appreciated their practise game last Saturday!
*        *        er
The difference between a freshman
and a freshette is that somebody else
paints  the  freshman.
One of our professors tells us that
a worthy associate of his describes
"Hell on Earth" as the recollections
oi a man of sixty looking back on a
well-spent youth.
The members of English 9 would
like to know why the above course
is not set down in the calendar as
Etiquette I.
There was an old king out of training,
Who bothered his court by complaining.
When his subjects cried "Hail!"
He yelled, "Put them in jail."
"How  dare  they   all  hail  when  I'm
She carried it where'er she went,
A silver casket, round and tiny,
And this effective ornament
Was useful also to prevent
Her nose becoming shiny.
Even in lectures she displayed
This unscholastic decoration,
But ah! the other day, the maid
Gave it a push, and it obeyed
The law of gravitation.
Across the dusty floor it rolled,
Embarrassing the startled fair one—
Next time she went to shop, she told
The Clerk, "I want one I can hold
So please give me a square one!"
Conscientious Student—"Time flies."
Indifferent  One   (gazing at  ceiling)
—"I would if I could, but they go too
«~ »— «— i
Dance  Hall Sign.
The proprietor reserves the right to
refuse admission to any man or woman he  thinks  proper.
A man with an iron will naturally
has a temper.
Visitor—"Does Art Woodhouse, the
Varsity student, live here?"
Lady of the House—"Student! I
thought he was the night watchman."
Light deceptions,
Sweet acceptions,
With few exceptions,
Frosh  Receptions.
"Do you use Colgate's tooth paste?"
"No,   I   don't   room   with   him   this
There was a Monk of Siberier
Whose life grew dreary and dreirier,
Till he burst from his cell
With a hell of a yell,
And eloped with the Mother Superior!
Unlucky Motorist (having killed the
lady's puppy)—"Madam, I will replace
the animal."
Indignant Owner—"Sir, you flatter
"Place your head upon my shoulder
and let me steal a kiss."
"I've drunk from many a goblet, but
never a mug like this."
The hidden adventurous spirits of
those who wished they had been
Columbus may now be shown with
credit by participating in the "Streets
Campaign." Though you haven't
named a cape, mountain, river, or a
lake, you may name a street if you be
nice and play fairly. Following are
some of the do's and dont's: do choose
names in current English usage, and,
if you have several, arrange them according to their euphonious value.
This is no opportunities for freshies
to immortalize a senioir Co-ed. No
nicknames allowed. The lowest name
not necessarily accepted.
Specializes in Unity Gowns
Prices Reasonable   «
Fairfield Bldg.—Shop 52
Cor.   Pender  and   Granville
Sey. 3775
Programmes  and   Tickets
Crepe   Paper  Decorations
Dennison   Bogie   Book of  Party
Sell   Private   Greeting   Cards.     We
have a splendid  assortment and  pay
good commission.
569 Seymour St. 8
Oct. 18th, 1923
Just  opened up
New Shipment of
Young Men s
Tuxedo Suits
Sale  price
Also Complete Stock of
Full Dress Shirts, Ties,
Collars, Gloves, and Silk
Hosiery, all at sale price
during our "Reorganization Sale."
Clubb & Stewart
Dance Programmes
Printing for all
the Social Functions
of the School
Sun Publishing Co.,
Printing Department
Wilbur G. Grant
A. T. C. M.
Organist and Choirmaster
First Baptist Church
Studio:      2213 Granville  Street
U. B. C. May Debate with California and Washington.
The debates manager, Mr. Johnnie
Burton, and the Men's Lit. are co-operating to train speakers for an attractive programme of International
debates. The triangle debate between
Idaho, Oregon and B. C. is the only
one that has been arranged to date
but there have been a number of offers received from other universities
It is probable that U. B. C. will meet
both California and Washington, but
if not, a challenge from Wyoming, recently received by the debates manager, will then be accepted. A challenge has been received from th Vancouver Law Student Society to debate sometime before Christmas and
this will be accepted at the next
meeting of the executive.
There are only a few international
debaters of previous experience who
will be available for this year's series
and it will be necessary to train a
number of new men. With this end
in view the Men's Lit. will arrange a
plan at their next meeting, to stimulate the interest in public speaking
and to train speakers of international
debating calibre.
Dr.   Morgan   and   Rev.   Shortt
Give Addresses.
Lively discussion as to the merits
or demerits of Imperialism was the
outstanding feature of the first meeting of the session of the Historical
Society, which met on the evening
of the 10th, at the home of the Honorary President, W. N. Sage, Esq.,
639 Twenty-first Ave. W.
The paper of the evening was read
by Geoffrey B. Riddehough, on "A
Comparison Between the British and
Roman Empires," and the discussion
was led by Eric W. Jackson. The paper was one of the ablest and most
scholarly ever read before the Society, and set a very fine standard for
the rest of the programme.
The Society was fortunate in having as its guests for the evening Dr.
Morgan of Oueen's, and the Rev. jC.
H. Shortt of the Anglican Theological 'College, both of whom gave short
addresses during the discussion which
followed the paper.
It is the wish of the executive that
the attention of those members who
were absent be drawn to the fact that
the rules of attendance will be rigorously applied throughout the coming
The Balcony Scene
A Philosophy on the Freshman, Reception
It was at Lester Court. Patiently,
painfully, and politely, we extracted
ourself from the jostling jam and
mounted, by a narrow stair to the
balcony. There below us stretched a
panorama of the Frosh Reception.
Surely, we thought, it is a huge success, huge in so far as there is a
huge crowd, and a success in so far
as the floor hasn't gone through yet.
And as we looked vainly for a sight
of that floor which stretched somewhere beneath the wedging throng,
we felt that here indeed was an affair which enabled both freshman and
senior to come into closer contact
with one another. It did our heart
good to see frosh and soph bouncing
painfully about amongst the crowd,
now wincing over a minced toe, and
now silenced over a bitten tongue.
Ah, we murmured, it is all for the
good of the younger ones, and you
know they have to be recepted.
As we stood there, far above the
madding crowd, it brought tears to
ours eyes to think that there was
still a spark of unselfishness 'left in
humanity. Just think, we said to ourself, all these people of the upper
years have dragged themselves here,
not because they wanted to, but because they were willing to sacrifice
their own time and pleasure in order
to recept these newcomers to our University. For example, just look at
yon senior who is dancing with that
saccharine eyed, platinum haired freshette; look how the noble fellow extracts his feet from beneath one
couple and heroically inserts them
beneath another. Why should he undergo such agony when he might be
at home sleeping on a feather bed?
You don't know, do you? Well,
we'll tell you. It's because he has the
interest of his College at heart. He
realizes that the  freshettes  must be
recepted and he is ready to unselfishly sacrifice his own pleasure, etc., etc.,
for the sake of others, and so on. In
short he realizes that tuum est.
And those senior women, we
thought, how noble it is of them to attend such an affair. What a sacrifice it must be for them to dance with
those green-tied monsters after having been accustomed to dance with
the black-tied set of the upper strata.
Ah, we murmured, woman! noble
woman! how infinitely superior she is
to man in all this self-sacrifice bunk.
And then we thought of something
else as we leaned over the balcony,
watching the tangled crowd and
listening to the dull resonnant thuds
of intercepting bodies. We thought
of how delighted and grateful the
young people, entering our Alma
Mater, must feel on being treated
with so much respect and decency by
the members of the upper years. How
flattered they must be to know that
all these seniors had condescended to
desert their feather beds, merely to
recept a few hundred freshmen. Is
there no danger, we questioned, of
these young people becoming vain and
assuming after such a demonstration?
No, no, we hastened to assure ourself,
we cannot believe that they are made
of such base material.
It may have been the music, it may
have been the coffee,' or it may have
been something else, but be it what
it was, it filled us with a happy optimistic feeling and we could think evil of
no one.
"We're in the balcony, all's right
with the world." we hummed joyously. After all who could mingie
with such a crowd without being impressed by it? To-night, we murmured, it is all music and impression, tomorrow it will be all ink and lecture:
ah, surely, surely, night is but a waking and day will be but a dream.
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