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Issued Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume IV.
Number 11
Varsity Loses
Final Game to
Central Ruggers
Losers Put up Hard Fight
in Postponed Match
The match played last Saturday,
January 14, marked Varsity's last appearance in the Miller Cup Series
this season. It was a postponed game
and the extra experience which this
allowed many of our less-seasoned
players, made a real hope of success
not unreasonable, hut the victory went
to the Centrals, 9—0.
For the first quarter of an hour all
went well and Varsity kept the play
in the Cardinal half. Penwill made a
very good run and nearly *-ent over.
After this our opponents tightened up
the play and the superior condition
that would have helped us so much
In an open game was largely nullified
by the weight of the heavier Central
pack. JuBt before half-time Tyrrwhitt
on the right wing crossed the Varsity
line after a fine run and scored between the posts. The kick was un-
For the first part of the second half
Centrals continued to press their advantage and added six points to their
score, Stewart touching down in each
case. Neither of these tries was converted, and for the rest of the game
Varsity more than held their own.
Gunning came close to scoring in a
dribbling run but did not quite make
it. The match ended in a thick fog
which had been steadily drawing in
towards the close of play.
Meekison and McVittie in the scrum,
Penwill,  McLeod and Hunter  of the
backs, played an extremely fine game.
(Continued on Page 3.)
Thursday, Jan. 19
Historical Society:   papers on  "Ireland"  by  Miss  M.  L.  Reid  and
Mr. W. R.  McAfee, home of Mr.
R. L. Reid, 1333 Pacific street.
Vancouver Institute:   "The  Technical  School"  by Prof.  L. W.  Gill,
Physics Lecture Room, 8:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan.  20.
Arts '25 Class Party:   Auditorium.
Ice Hockey:  Varsity vs. Bluebirds,
Arena,  7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21.
Rugby:  Varsity vs. Vancouver, McKechnie Cup series, Brocton Point,
2:45 p.m.
Basketball: Varsity Senior B vs.
Motormen: Normal Gym, 8 p.m.
Soccer: Varsity vs. Province, Iroquois Cup series; see notice-
Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Arts '22 Class Party: "Killarney"
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Debaters Win
at Home; Lose
at Washington
Kelly and Wheeler Argue
Well on Disarmament
Grads. Institute Novel
Features at Dance
One of the biggest events in Alumni
circles for the year took place last
evening, the occasion being the annual Alumni dance.
A large crowd of dancers was in
attendance and Lester Court witnessed one of the gayest and jolliest of
the many Varsity dances. The dance
was featured by novel stunts and
every one was enthralled by the
series of surprises. To begin with
there was the novelty of the marked
programme and the winding promenade after the supper waltz, led off
by the patronesses. While seated
at dinner, numerous surprises were
in store for us. At the tables were
balloons, attached by strings to buns.
Someone eventually started the stunt
of setting fire to the strings—when
all of a sudden—bang! When we
opened our eyes we awoke to the
fact thatthe balloons were not quite
as harmless as they looked and had
been filled with hydrogen. During
the supper several ditties, unkindly
taking off our patronesses, were sung
and if you care to read them they are
printed below. It must here be recorded in closing that the orchestra
was especially good and was carefully selected from amongst the best
of the city.
Alumni  Ditties
Tune of Darkey Sunday School
Come    Sophomores,    come    Seniors,
come Grads and Freshies, too,
Forget   about   your   lectures,   forget
you're   feeling  blue;
Be  sure you  check  your  text  books
with Tansley at the door,
And  we'll  have  a  better  time,  boys,
than we ever had before.
(Continued on Page 2)
The Labor Movement
and the Universities
Mr. J S. Woodsworth, recently elected to the Federal House for a Winnipeg constituency, was the speaker at
a large and attentive meeting held in
the auditorium at noon on Tuesday.
His topic was the "Universities and
the Labour Movement." Mr. Woods-
worth, an intensely earnest man with
a striking personality, has since his
Oxford days devoted his life to the
social cause. He is a fluent speaker,
and held the close attention of the assembled students.
Social Science, as commonly accepted, the speaker said was too superficial, too much studied from the standpoint of outside observers, looking
down upon the struggles of their fellows. It was the function of the Labour Movement to tackle social questions from the inside. And here lay
the chance for University men and
women, who would not lower their
standards of breeding by humbling
themselves sufficiently to look at the
problems from the standpoint of the
workers. Men and women who allied
themselves with the Labour cause had
to be unselfish and idealistic, content
with little material reward, as all
vorkers  for  humanity.
Mr. Woodsworth went on to make
a plea for toleration and broad-mindedness, for a larger conception of
things. The international mind, he
-aid. was the thing of the day, the
highest mental development towards
which man had attained. Patriotism
had evolved through the family, the
tribe, the city state and the national
state and now it was to enter upon
the greatest phase of all, that of the
international state. "The world is a
unity as never before," said the speak-
(Continued on Page 6)
In a very interesting and keenly
contested inter-collegiate debate with
the University of Washington, U. B. C-
successfully upheld the affirmative of
the resolution "That a substantial
measure of disarmament can prudently be 'undertaken before the League
of Nations or some similar organization becomes firmly established."
The Varsity debaters were W. C.
Kelly and A. S. Wheeler and they put
forward a strong, ably-presented case
against H. P. Odegard and K. Hillman,
the visiting representatives. At Seattle our negative team composed of
Ralph Morton and Charlie Zink lost
a hard fought decision to the Washington affirmative team.
The debate wwrfeeM in the King Edward auditorium and a crowd which
filled the hall to overflowing was in
attendance- The Varsity rooters had
full possession of the balcony and
made themselves heard on many occasions, rendering some of the local
yells and helping to welcome the visitors   by  giving  "Yoh!   Washington."
Opening the debate for the affirmative, Kelly proceeded to show that
disarmament was an absolute necessity from an economic standpoint, and
that relief from the present crisis
could only come through it "Many
European nations today are facing
bankruptcy, and the only logical way,"
the speaker contended, "of their avoiding economic disaster is to reduce
their armaments." He further argued
that Great Britain and the United
States could prudently undertake disarmament without fear of defeat by
any other nation. The only danger .
was from a Japanese-European alliance. But there was no probability
of such an alliance because, for obvious political and economic reasons,
no European power would see fit to
ally herself with- Japan.
In conclusion the speaker declared
that armaments were for war and induced war—and that the League of
Nations could never remove armaments by force.
A. L. Wheeler,. the second affirmative speaker, in advancing the
case outlined his argument in a clear
and forceful manner. He pointed out
that the causes of friction between nations were disputes and that the best
way of settling these disputes was by
the conference method. This /the
speaker declared had been successful
in the past and had also ably settled
many disagreements at the present
disarmament conference. "The disarmament conference is a logical way to
get a League of Nations," the speaker
continued, "and no doubt will develop
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(Continued from Page 1)
into such a league. The nations are
now ready, and public opinion is solidly in favour of disarmament and it
would be foolish to miss this moment
for disarmament and wait indefinitely
for the League of Nations to become
firmly established. "
The negative speakers on the other
hand maintained that it was not the
mad race for armaments which caused
wars but rather the mad race for economic supremacy, and that no substantial measure of disarmanment could
be prudently undertaken until all international distrust was banished.
This international distrust, Mr. Odegard, the leader of the negative, declared, could only be overcome
through a League of Nations which
would furnish a very necessary guarantee of security for nations to be
willing  to   disarm.
This League wouuld provide a guarantee for security because it would give
a place for discussion of international
problems and would provide a weapon for economic boycott for recalcitrant members of the League.
In the rebuttals both teams showed
up well, with our men having the
better of the refutation. The Washington speakers throughout the debate
clearly demonstrated a superiority in
delivery while our men excelled in the
type of material presented and in the
logical clear arrangement of their
Mr. J. P. D. Malkin, President of the
Board of Trade, occupied the chair.
The judges were Mr. Geo, Kidd, of the
B.C.E.R. Co.,; Mr. C. P. Crandall of
the "Daily World,"; and Rev. W. H.
Smith, of Westminster Hall. The decision was two to one in our favor.
Morton and Zink, our negative team,
returned Sunday night from Seattle
and when interviewed declared that
they were well entertained while in
Seattle and that everything was done
by their hosts to make their short stay
a happy one.
(Continued from Page 1)
Prof.  Boving has  an  auto,  at least,
we'll call it that,
Radiator's  leaking,  and   all   the  tires
are flat;
By   the   state   of  degradation   of  the
rattling, banging pest—
Tonight we fear there  is a walk for
our  dear  patroness.
Now to the girls the men will let a
little secret out,
Concerning  Dr. Davidson, who seems
to have the gout;
Tonight   he   seems  to  all  of  you  as
sleepy  as   a   log
But   at  the   Science   Smoker,  he   can
tell  them—O  Hot  Dog!
Now Lemmy has a red tie, which he
does oft  caress;
If you think he'll buy a new one, you
may have another guess;
The   brilliance  of  his  head   and   tie
together do  excel
Fiery    flames    of    brimstone    of   the
place where saints don't dwell.
The programme for the Sigma Delta
Kappa is now being arranged and
many interesting features are in store
for  its members.
The first meeting will be held next
Thursday, January 20 in the auditorium and the following subject
will be debated: "Resolved that
Canada should break away from the
British Empire and incorporate itself
with the United States."
The S. D. K. meets every other
Thursday and is open to both men
and women students who are interested in public speaking.
Friday night, January 20, will
witness no doubt one of the best
class parties of the year, when the
freshmen class of '25 will hold their
first big social function. A large
committee has been working1 for
some time and the latest announcements indicate that the arrangements
are almost completed. For those
who do not dance other entertainment has been provided and the
committee urges everyone to turn
up and expresses its deepest regret
for any who fail to do so.
The Physics lecture room was
crowded to capacity last Thursday
night; the occasion being the opening meeting of the Vancouver Institute. Dr. Buchanan, head of the
Mathematics Department of the University, was the speaker and he took
as his subject "The Making of Words."
Dr. Buchanan spoke at some length
and outlined the history of the various ideas concerning the nature of
the universe. He traced these ideas
from man's first conceptions on
through the various Greek schools
down to the time of Ptolemy. The
speaker also referred to the so-called sacred theories of the universe
and the conflicts which Capernicus
and Galileo had when they endeavored to overthrow these false, geocentric ideas of the universe. Turning
from this trend of thought he referred to the contributions of Kepler
and Newton and pointed out the fallacies Of the nebular hypothesis of
Le Place. In conclusion, he developed
in some detail the planetesmal hypothesis which is the modern idea of
the universe.
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Varsity,   3—Nats,   2. .
The PEW supporters of the Hockey
team, who were present at the game
on Friday night, saw one of the best
games played this season.
The play started with a rush, Varsity pressing hard. Five minutes
from the start Christie scored the
first goal on a solo rush from Varsity
goal. The play from then was fairly
even, but McCutcheon put Varsity up
another goal when he evaded the
Nats defense and scored. The Nats
came right back and Anderson scored
on an individual play. The period
finished with play in mid ice.
Varsity started the second period
with a rush, and Stilwell scored on a
pass from McPherson. Varsity made
some nice combination rushes, but no
score resulted, and the period ended
with Varsity pressing.
Varsity seemed to have lots of
energy left and kept forcing the Nats,
but poor shooting kept the score
down. McCutcheon had to retire with
a cut on his nose and Demidoff was
forced out of the play with a cut
on the forehead. The Nats finished
the scoring when they got a goal in
a mix-up near the Varsity net. Christie played a stonewall defense game.
Colton might have worked harder.
Stillwell played a very fine game, but
should hold his position more. The
line-up was: Clarke, Christie, Colton,
Stilwell, McPherson, McCutcheon, Demidoff.   Stewart.
Varsity, 30—Ex-Normals, 26.
In the last five minutes of the
game, Varsity scored four points and
held the fast Ex-Normal team scoreless, thereby breaking the tie and
winning one of the best games of
th   season.
This is the first game lost by the
Ex-Normals this season. The whole
Varsity team played a good game,
their defensive work being especially
The lineup: Forwards, Wilkinson,
Fisher and Bickell; Centre, Gross;
Guards, Carlisle and Lewis.
League  Standing
Won Lost Points
Ex-Normals      5       1        10
Y. M. C. A     4        18
47th   Batt.   Adanacs..    3        2 2
Varsity      3        2 2
Rowing   Club       14 2
St.  Marks       0        6 0
Varsity,   32—Ex-Normal    B.   16
Varsity had the better of the play
all the way through, shooting better
than their opponents and playing
much better combination. A lead
obtained at the start was never overcome, Penwill and Turnbull scoring
thirty  points  between  them.
Line-up: Forwards, Bassett and
Turnbull; Centre, Penwill; Guards,
Stevens  and  Peck.
League  Standing
Won Lost Points
Ex-Normal C     6        0        12
Y Ponies      6        0        12
Varsity         3        2 6
47th  Batt.  Adanacs....    2       14
Ex-Normal   B     2        4 4
Towers     12 2
Normals      13 2
Fusiliers        0       4 0
Motormen        0       5 0
Varsity lacrosse supporters have
been busy of late and much enthusiasm for the stick game has been
aroused. As a consequence of this a
meeting was called last Monday and
lacrosse received its first great boost
at Varsity- Officers for the new club
were elected and are as follows: Honorary-President, Prof. Logan; President, G. W. Rowley; Vice-President,
"Pug" Greggor; Secretary, Bill Hatch;
Treasurer,   Ernie   Clark.
A committee consisting of R. E-
Walker, "Bill" Hatch and Archie Blair
was also appointed to draw up a constitution and to get recognition from
the University Athletic Association.
This committee will also go into the
question of procuring lacrosse sticks
and will report at the next meeting
which will be held on January 30.
A good enthusiastic crowd turned
out and judging from the interest
shown lacrosse is bound to boom as a
form of Varsity sport.
The Soccer team this year is in a
rather enviable position. At present
it is tied for first place in the league
and has good prospects of staying
there for the rest of the season. In
the Iroquois Cup games the team has
passed safely through the first two
rounds and is now into the semi-finals.
Not content with the above standing,
we have also entered for the Mainland Cup and are now into the first
There are several strong teams,
both in the league and entered in the
cup matches, so we need to play our
hardest and to be given as much
support as possible in our remaining
Teacher—What is a miracle?
Farmer   Boy—A   cow   sitting   on   a
thistle singing like a lark.
(Continued from page one.)
The team has had an uphill fight
the whole season with the luck decidedly against them. They have had
to be weakened on many occasions to
fill up gaps in the McKechnie team
but in so doing have rendered invaluable service. In a short time they will
be entering the race for the Tisdall
Cup and let us hope that with a real
measure of support their hard and loyal work under conditions that were
frequently discouraging will have its
reward in a greater share of good fortune than has hitherto been theirs.
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Friday's debate has brought to the
foreground of our consciousness once
again a problem which underlies many
of the fundamental difficulties of our
University, and is of the utmost importance in determining the character
of our future development. This is
the matter of our peculiar geographical situation, and our consequent isolation from other Universities. It is
inevitable that the barrier of distance
which separates us from other Canadian Universities should be more insurmountable than the artificial barrier of the forty-ninth parallel. So we
are gradually forming certain points
of contact with the Pacific Coast Universities of the United States, while
we are still practically without intercommunication even with the University of    Alberta.
The Universities of Washington and
the other coast states rank high in
the educational blue books of their
nation. With a very large enrolment
and excellent public support, they indulge in a bewildering range of student activities. Our partial contacts
with them are now three: debating,
sport, and college newspaper work.
They have departments of public
speaking, highly paid athletic coaches,
schools of journalism: we have none
of these advantages, nor any sort of
official recognition or recompense for
such work. Yet in spite of these drawbacks, and in spite of a smaller student body from which to choose material, we have so far measured% up
satisfactorily with  our  adversaries.
Well then—the conclusion logically
is that despite our state of harharis'^
we have some advantage, whatever it
may be, that compensates for lac'f of
equipment and encouragement. That
is the situation at present. But our
intercourse with the American Universities naturally tends to make us envious of their luxuries, their organization, their righteous complacency.
There is every danger that in our
future development we will consider
them as models of all that a University should be. But the more that we
import their institutions, it is to be
feared, the more we will lose our individuality, and that indefinable but
potent "something" which is the result of our descent, indirect though it
is, from the British Universities and
their tradition.
Whether or not it be altogether true,
as Mr. Sinclair Lewis says, that America "aspires to succeed Victorian England as the chief mediocrity of the
world," still we all must feel that for
a University at least there should be
something more in life than good organization, super-abundant energy,
and supreme self-confidence.
This is the situation, stripped of
non-essentials. We do not attempt at
the moment the more difficult task of
suggesting a remedy. So long as
Canada's population is so small that
it only requires a University every
thousand miles, and the said Universities remain so poor that exchange
of visits is financially difficult, the situation cannot be much improved. But
at least let us realize where we stand,
and take or make every possible opportunity to foster intercourse with
our forebears—the older Universities
of  Canada  and   Great  Britain.
A proposal will shortly come before
the students that the treasurer of the
Alma Mater Society should be bonded
to the extent of two or three thousand dollars. At present the treasurer,
unbonded, handles annually a great
deal of money. Last year over $13,-
000 passed through his hands. At any
one time there were funds amounting
to several thousand dollars in the
bank. There was nothing to prevent
the treasurer, if he were so minded,
from disposing of that money as he
pleased. In other words, he might
have cashed checks in his own name
and gone to South America, or Hades,
or anywhere else. That anything of
the kind should happen is highly improbable, but the possibility exists.
Such losses have occurred in other
Bonding is a protection that needs
no explanation. The cost would be
small. The Alma Mater Society would
be effectively protected against loss,
and the treasurer himself would feel
his position more secure. The scheme
is quite practicable, especially at the
present time, for this year's treasurer,
who strongly favours it, would attend
to the details for the next session.
The "Ubyssey" considers the proposal an excellent one. It is a step
forward that will certainly have to be
taken as the amount of student funds
grows. Uutil the question comes up
for discussion at an Alma Mater meeting—as it will in the near future—
it should be a subject for much consideration in all places where students gather.
There is nothing more ridiculous
than a man trying to stand on a
dignity which he does not possess. To
such an one the more the external
counterparts of dignity are in evidence
the more complete is the downfall.
On the other hand to a man who possesses that natural dignity and personality which all recognize but cannot
describe, the addition of these outward
symbols but creates a suitable setting.
Both these situations are to be met in
the University this session but the
scarcity of the former is sufficient occasion tor congratulation. The man
has made the gown. To him we tender our respect; we can say no more.
Yet it is to be hoped that the gown
may also make the man; that he who
is "unworthy" may see in the gown
the medium between him and those
great minds which have graced its
folds and create in him at least the
desire to approximate that tradition.
Everybody remembers Klahowya
Week of last year. Something bigger
and better is going to happen shortly.
Varsity Week, beginning Feb. 13, will
be the event of the college season.
There will be lots of details later.
*    *    *
Philandering , associations which
hold their sessions in the main hall
are reminded that the latest "Buzzer"
advice is to speed up. ;;
When you write to the Ubyssey,
or send in reports of any kind,
please do it in INK, On One Side
of the Paper only. It will save
not only much labor in recopy-
ing, but the spilling of much
profanity in the Publications
The Freshettes are learning wisdom
early. They are hiding their cakes
in preparation for Friday night.
Has anybody seen the "Yell King"
lately? We looked for him at the
hockey game on Friday night, and
then continued our search at the debate.    But all to no avail.
Perhaps  the Marshal  can find  him.
A rumour reached the sidelines near
the end of the game on Saturday last,
that Varsity had made a touchdown.
^iut when the referee emerged from
the smoke of battle he declared it false.
We regret to announce that Mr.
Lome T. Morgan.Arts '24, has resigned as chief reporter of the "Ubyssey,"
owing to eye-strain and pressure of
other work. Mr. Morgan, who has
been a most efficient member of the
staff during the past term, is succeeded by Mr. Harold Cantelon, Arts '24.
We regret also to have to announce
the resignation of Miss R. E. Verchere
as associate editor, owing to pressure
of other work. She is succeeded by
Mr. Geoffrey Bruun.
Vancouver   Institute   Lecture
Before accepting the appointment
as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of
Britsh Columbia, Professor L. W. Gill
was in charge of the distribution of
the Federal Grant for Technical Education. In consequence he can speak
with authority on "The Field of the
Technical School," the subject he has
chosen for his lecture to the Vancouver Institute this evening.
We strive, and sometimes we succeed,
To distant goals our efforts straining,
But   though   we   weep   and   toil   and
We  always have  one  wish  remaining.
We seek what we may not attain;
We hope for hopeless things above
Till we become a source of pain
To all the patient folks that love us.
I have an unfulfilled desire,
That  breaks   my  sleep  and wakes
me early,
And silences the tuneful lyre,
For, O, I wish my hair were curly!
Nancy   Lee,   Arts  '24. January 19th, 1922
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AH correspondence must be written leffibly,
on one side of the paper only, mnd may be
signed by a pen-name, but most be accompanied by the  name and class of the writer.
To  the Editor,  The  Ubyssey:
Dear Sir:—In last week's issue of the
"Ubyssey" G   E. W. C. wrote suggesting
that we  adopt  Canadian  Rugby  in  pre-
erence  to   tne  game  we are  at  present
Whether the writer made the suggestion with the idea of starting a controversy or really intended it to be taken
seriously must be a matter of conjecture.
Assuming, however, that the latter is
the case, the following difficulties arise
and would require careful consideration
beiore any change could be made.
1. Adoption of the Canadian game
would eliminate from outside competi-
_ o . such Lt'ains ;t^ dtan ord, H. M. S.
Raleigh, the touring French team which
has been asked to play here next fall.
In other words, international possibilities  are   nil.
2. The Canadian season ends at latest
in December. All Dominion championship possibilities would therefore culminate by that time, and the season
here woulld suffer an "anti-climax."
Continuous and repeated play-offs on the
Coast' would be impracticable and we
should have to carry on for the remainder of the winter without the stimulus
of outside competition.
3. A journey to the East could only
be made by us during the Xmas vacation, and weather conditions would then
prohibit it. In short, we should have
to look forward to even fewer first-class
matches in the future than we have at
4. Canadian Rugby requires expensive
individual equipment. This would affect
the number of players turning put, and
consequently the standard of play.
*t the other hn d be following information with regard to the game, as
played here, and its future possibilities,
ought to prove of interest:
(a) Edmonton has written to the V.
Ft. U. asking for games here next fall.
(b) The University of Alberta has
written us, with a view to inter-collegiate matches. (Alberta is the only
Canadian University we can hope to
play in term time.)
(c) Both the Universities of Toronto
and McGill have had English Rugby
teams during the last season, and the
game is played regularly in New Brunswick and  Nova  Scotia.
(d) Harvard at present has representatives watching the game in Great
(e) That there is re-awakened interest
at Stanford, can be seen from reports
in  local  papers.
I have purposely refrained from entering into a discussion as to the merits
of the games, and trust that the foregoing arguments will suffice for the
Editor   "The   Ubyssey,"
Dear   Sir:-
The legislature of your Province has
within the last couple of weeks, passed
a resolution requesting Ottawa to consider once again the question of Oriental
immigration, and the steps to terminate
so far as Canada is concerned, the alliance between Great Britain and Japan.
This is a matter of prime interest to the
people of B.C., and above all, to those
wh^ within the next few years will be
leaving the University to take an active
part in business Yet how many of
these students have stopped for a moment to consider the importance of this
resolution either as a factor in Imperial history, or as a fresh page in the
constitutional history of Canada, written indirectly by one of her component
This is merely an instance which has
come to the fore within the past few
weeks of the subjects for the study of
all University students of this generation. Education is our • outfitting for
the business of citizenship, and we are
failing in our duty if we do not take
advantage of its opportunities to grasp
the meaning of what is happening day
by day in our own Province. "It's up
to you" to be prepared with facts and
details when it will be yours to say
your say in the world of affairs.
The Musical Society has made a
good start this term, and has already
taken up some of the new work for
the spring concert. The evening practices have been started and their value from the standpoint of increased
efficiency in the rehearsals has already  been  shown.
The executive has been busy on the
programme for the session. At the
first it is planned to have a social
evening in the form of a skating party
at the Arena. Then .near the first of
next month will come the second of
the student recitals. This will include the best talent available among
the students and graduates. Judging
from the attendance at the first one
last session the audience will tax the
accommodation of the auditorium,
"■"towards the middle of February, Prof.
E. H. Russel, of Victoria College, will
give an address on a suitable musical
Lopic; on this occasion a short programme of music will supplement his
Arrangements are under way to
-"ake possible in Vancouver a high-
olass recital by two distinguished
"!oast artists, under the auspices of
the Society.
The chief event of the year, the
spring concert, will be held in the
tallroom of the Hotel Vancouver
early in March. For this occasion
the society will secure the assistance
of some prominent soloist. The members of the Glee Clubs and Orchestra
will present a varied programme of
musical numbers.
There is room for about twenty-five
new choral members, particularly in
the tenor and alto sections. Also the
orchestra will be pleased to welcome
any who care to join.
The following is the practice schedule for the balance of the month:
Glee Clubs—January 24, 7:45 p.m.,
January 30, Noon, Church.
Orchestra—January 23, Noon, Church.
January 26, Noon, Auditorium.
January 31, 7:45 p.m., Auditorium.
He is a lord, a mighty lord,
An  autocrat,  a  demigod,
A despot by the grace of God,
When  in  his  college  gown.
Three paltry weeks—the holidays—
And then we notice with amaze,
Flapping and flaunting before our
The advent of the gown.
As the good Profs—about a score—
Go sailing down the corridor,
The straying freshmen  cringe
The  pedagogic  frown.
The soph  stands  by with questioning   gaze
No gowns were worn in all his days,
Except at convocation plays,
The   ceremonial   gown.
The junior only blinks his eyes,
He's  quite  incapable  of surprise,
He  grunts  and  makes  a  cool   surmise—
"The profs are wearing gowns."
The senior, being a man of might,
Assumed the gown before by right,
And  yet  ignores  the  poor profs
And grudges him renown.
What else of truth tradition holds
There's wisdom in its copious
A good preventative of colds,
And fevers is the gown.
Oh! It will lend our humble shacks
The dignity the  college  lacks
And" cover up some homely facts
And figures, will the gown.
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The "Ubyssey" has lately received
a communication from the student
publication of the University of Nevada, with a request to supply information about symbols and nicknames of
the University of British Columbia.
Perhaps some enterprising student
will volunteer to do the job. We
reprint parts of the letter.
"The U. of N. Sagebrush is compiling information on the nicknames
applied to, and the symbols used to
represent the coliegians of the forty-
eight states and some of the more
prominent endowed universities of
the country. Most universities have
nicknames, some of them formally
adopted, others adopted through use.
Animals are commonly chosen, e.g.,
panthers, tigers, cougars and alligator are all being used. Every university should have something of this
sort: nothing lends itself more readily to decorative purposes at dances,
in year books, in daily and weekly
publications; nothing can compare
with the use of significant and characteristic nicknames in athletic write-
The University of California has
made exemplary use of its symbol,
the bear, transplanted from the state
flag. The school is often called, in
a general way, "The Golden Bear," it
has adopted a "growling" yell, calls
its freshmen "cubs," uses the synonym "bruin," and turns the name
to advantage in a dozen other ways.
The University of Arizona represents
itself by the wildcat and the cactus
plant, and the University of Wisconsin uses the badger. Examples could
be multiplied without end.
In these few examples, you can
readily see bases for interesting feature articles; also the impetus which
a symbol publicity campaign would
give to all colleges to adopt something to replace a worn state seal or
what ever else has been pressed into
January 19th, 1922
It is dark now and the wind is up.
Here is my last shilling. Let us go
down to the little warm inn and drink
wine- Friend of the road, you whom
I have just met, you for whom I care
so little that I can easily leave you
on the morrow, you are the companion
I desire. Here is my last shilling.
We will go down to the little warm
inn. We will forget the disturbing
element of friendship and of love. We
will not trouble about impossible
ideals. We will stretch out our legs
before the fire and drink wine, and I
will leave my last shilling in the little
warm   inn.
Among the events of the closing
days of last term, one of the most
important was the concert of the
Musical Society, which was held on
December 3 in the Auditorium. Despite the nearness of examinations,
a fairly large audience was present
to enjoy the music provided by the
orchestra, the men's and women's
Glee Clubs and individual soloists.
Those taking part included Mrs|
Breese, Misses Willis, Reid, Rogers,
and Kerr.
Miss Ida Morris, the director, who
conducted the orchestra and choruses,
was presented with a handsome bouquet in the course of the evening.
Our college windows look away
Across the city to the bay.
Between, a  narrow inlet runs
(Ten  thousand leagues to  Tahaea)
Gold in the gleam of summer suns, ■
Sullen beneath a winter day—
'Tis there they build the ocean ships,
(Ten thousand leagues to Tahaea)
Beneath   the   bridge   a  shadow  slips
And wavers, as a great beam dips,
Then lifts to place, while daylight dies
(Ten thousand leagues to Tahaea)
And finished now the great ship lies,
As from her spars the slow rain drips
So   soon   to   foam   through   Southern
(Ten  thousand leagues to  Tahaea)
I wonder why my fancy sees
Surf  spray,  and  scarlet-blossoming
My place is here with college books
(Ten thousand leagues to Tahaea)
The great ships keep my lingering
looks ♦
But I must turn thoughts back to
I wish I could not see the ships!
(Ten thousand leagues to Tahaea)
S. M.
Editors' note:
We reprint this, with sincere apologies to the author for the lamentable omission of the fourteenth line
which  occurred  in  last  week's  issue.
The Chemistry Society held its
opening meeting last Tuesday night
in the Physics building, when Dr.
W. H. Clark gave a very interesting
and instructive address on "Chemical
Odours." A fair-sized crowd was
in attendance and from the interest
shown, it augurs well for future meetings of the Society.
The plays and poems of John Drink-
water were the topic of a particularly
interesting paper which was presented by Miss Phyllis MacKay at the
Letters Club on Tuesday evening.
The meeting was held at the home of
Dr. W. L. Macdonald, Point Grey.
The reasons for the phenomenal success of Drinkwater's historical plays
in London and New York were analyzed, and subsequent discussion
brought out a variety of different opinions on his unusual method.
A meeting of the Arts '25 men and
women was held on Thursday noon
with Mr. Shore, vice-president, in the
chair. The class party which will be
held on Friday was discussed. Committees have been appointed and the
class hopes to have the best party of
the year. Class athletics were also
started. Claire Domoney will head
the rugby squad, Tommy Turnbull,
the basketball, Lorimer Baker the soccer team and W. Kelly will take
charge of the relay team.
Frank Penwill was elected treasurer to replace the "late" Mr. Nicholson. Kelly and Smith will take the debate against Arts '24. The .ladies have
already won their first round in the
debate against the sophomores. The
meeting ended with a rousing yell-
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men of all nations recognize as their
proudest appelation that of 'Citizen of
the World.'"
Mr. Woodsworth received very
hearty applause on the conclusion of
his  address.
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A Travesty  in  One Act
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Emile and John Nathane
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There is a bird, no matter whom
He meets upon the street,
Will ask you with a face of gloom:
"Ya gotta cigareet?"
He is a perfect, polish bum,
He has no smoke-shop debts;
In fact he's always hitting some
Poorguy  for  cigarettes-
He will not put his clothes in hock,
He has no money bags,
And yet he has a goodly stock
Of other people's fags;
Methinks when he the bucket kicks,
(And goes below, you bet);
He'll ask the swimmers in the Styx:
"Ya gotta cigarette?"
'Tis thus I give the bums a clout,
'Tis them I wish to vex;
My work is done so I'll go out
And bum a fag from Spex.
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The people that men do keep after
»   »   *
We throw out this in opposition to
our contemporary.
"If you haven't a line you are still
a free flsh."
Think it over—it may be your salvation.
*   *    *
A course in the Scientific Basis of
Agriculture is all right in that line too.
The  Debate.
The judges also thought that the
Washington Debaters came from a dry
country. Transferred epithet. An
epitaph wanted.
*    *    *
Freshman: We can tell the Profs-
from the Seniors now, anyway.
If you speak to everyone on the campus, you're a policy shooter; if you
don't you're a fathead. If you step
out, you're a tea snake: if you don't,
you're a bum sport; if you study:
you're a bookworm: if you don't,
you're a purposeless amoeba; if you
dress well you're a fairy; if you don't
you're a farmer. If you go in for activities, you're a politician. If you don't
you're a carpet-bagger. If you step
co-eds, you're a sap; if you don't
you're an editor of the "Ubyssey." If
you're friendly with the profs, you're
a handshaker; if you are not, you're a
MORAL:—Don't go to college.
Decipher and Lament,
Read  'em and Weep  (contributed)
1st stanza—
A motor car,
And lots  of gas,
A very dark night,
And a sweet young lass.
2nd stanza—
And so on—
♦   *    *
Ruby  Lips,
Teeth like pearls,
Hazel eyes,
Ripply Curls,
Pretty head,
(Very fair),
What  a  shame
There's nothing there!
The reason some people think these
are hard times is that there is a scarcity  of soft  jobs.
We note with regret that Mr. Lome
Morgan has given up his position as
chief reporter to assume the duties of
professor of Things-in-General to
the Common Room.
•    *    •
We understand that there has been
a permanent committee of two appointed to look after all visitors to
U. B. C.
A cane would add dignity to a mar/
if it didn't get mixed with his legs.
—Acadia Athenaeum
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Take for instance Party Slippers—
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You'll always find us right up to the
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So we invite the Young College
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The quality—the fit—the style—the
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My college window shows the gleam
Of greasy smoke and puffing steam;
A shadow skids athwart the moon
(A hundred miles to  Chilliwack)
Ah!   Midnight,  hast thou  come  so
(A hundred miles to Chilliwack)
Poetic Licence, 'spite thy guiles,
I sing a prosy hundred miles
To loop the earth I do not dare
Much less, five thousand mMes to
(A hundred miles to Chilliwack)
The smoke bespeaks an ocean trip,
The steam, a siren of a ship
(A hundred miles from Chilliwack)
Yon roof, Italia's mountains seems
Confound that Prof!    He breaks my
Why dream I when my nose should be
In text-books of geology.
The   sounding   tocsin   brings   me
(A hundred miles to Chilliwack)
Beer Ack.
"He  is  an  egg,"  I vainly said,
"He never dances, never goes
To vaudeville or movie shows,
His life is just one ceasless grind;
What joy in life is he to find?
He is an egg, a foolish one at that."
He was an egg, as I have said;
But, when the time came for exams,
He did not suffer inward qualms,
But,  like  an  egg,  rolled  quickly
With an average mark of eighty-two;
He was an egg,—perhaps, perhaps!
—A. N. Onymous, Arts '23
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N.S.)—The Collegian conducted an investigation in an endeavour to answer
such oft-recurring campus questions
as, how much time should a student
spend on studies? Are shows each
week to be allowed? Can a Willamette student afford to fuss three times
a week? Is the school overburdened
with activities? The average was taken over a period of seven days and
thus is explained a seemingly low
average of class attendance. The following table shows the average time,
in hours and fractions, daily by the
normal student on 12 typical occupations.
Activity Men   Women
Sleep         8.42       8.83
Dressing     -60       105
Eating        1.40       1.37
Going-Coming     .85 .88
Class    :        1-97       2.10
Study           3.20       2.39
Activities     -...,        1-65        1,34
Recreation    43        .58
Amusement       I-43      2.50
Fussing             '1-78       *-W
Home Work         135       1.37
Money Work   -79 *2
During the holidays and since the
beginning of the New Year a number
of plays have been considered by the
Advisory Board of the Players' Club
for the annual spring play. The
final production has not been definitely decided upon, but choice has
seemingly centered around "Mr. Pim
Passes By," for which parts have
already been tried out. "Mr. Pim
Passes By" is an English comedy,
written by Alan A. Milne in 1919. Mr.
Milne,' the author of the play, was
editor of "Punch" for a number of
years and his writings are well
known for their irony and humour.
The material this year for the
annual play is very favorable and
it is thought as good, if not better,
than in past years, The Advisory
Board has reserved its decision as to
the suitability of the play as it is
not an easy play for amateurs to act
and it will be some time before the
final selection is made.
PQr the first time, women have won
a place on the University of Saskatchewan ■ Inter-Collegiftte Debating
teams. There is one woman on each
of the two teams, one of which meets
Alberta and the other Manitoba.
Berkeley, Cal.—Margaret Anglin,
well-known actress, has been elected
by the English, club of the University
of California as an honorary member,
Margaret Anglin first appeared on this
campus In 1910 when she played at
the Greek Theatre in "Antigone."
(Miss Anglin, who is a Canadian, is
an honorary member of tie U- B. C.
Players' Cl»b.)
An organization called the "United
Order of Canadians" has been formed
at Saskatchewan University. Only
students born in Canada are eligible,
but the brotherhood is to be '"■»-
gardless of religion or origin."
Arrangements are now being made
for the Arts' Men's Smoker which is
to be held on January 27 at the
Rowing Club. A varied programme of
entertainment has been drawn up and
includes smokes, drinks and acts by
local talent. There will also be several
wrestling and boxing matches staged
and on the whole a good time is in
store for all who go, whether they
puff the weed or not. Further details
of the smoker will be announced in
next   week's   "Ubyssey."
The Women's Annual Public Speaking Contest, held last evening in
the Auditorium, proved to be one of
the big events of the year. Being
one of the few open meetings held
by the Women's Lit. it attracted a
large and interested crowd of both
men and women, all of whom were
pleased with the high order of the
speeches delivered.
The members of the Executive of
the Women's Lit. are gratified at the
lively interest in public speaking
displayed by the girls this year;
and feel that it is fitting to thank
Mrs. Clark for her help in awakening
this interest. After such a demonstration of the popularity of Public
Speaking among the women, the time
should be especially opportune for
the undertaking of a new project in
the same field, namely, the intercollegiate debate at Willamette on
February 24.
Those taking part last night were
Misses G. MacKinnon, Arts '22; Sal-
lie Murphy and M- Osterhout, Arts
*23; Greta Mather, Arts "24; H. McGill and E. McGill, Arts '25. Mrs.
31ark, Miss Bollert and Mr. Angus acted as judges.
The University of Toronto is trying
to assemble at Hart House a collection of pictures by Canadian artists.
"But, seriously though, I think the
trouble is this: It seems to be a fixed
idea among both boys and girls that
if a fellow once asks a girl out for an
evening, he is responsible for her
escort during the whole term; so it
happens that no other chap feels like
asking her out; or if another DOES
ask her, she refuses him because she
dosen't want to turn down the chap
who asked her before, and who, of
course, she expects to ask her agaji*.
This is a condition of affairs that
should be changed, because it is at the
very root of our greatest social problem."
The visiting debating team were
well entertained during their short
stay in Vancouver and they were
treated to a varied programme of
events. On Saturday afternoon they
were taken on a long motor trip
around the city and were shown the
University grounds and future home
at Point Grey- After the ride, the
party was entertained at tea by Mr.
and Mrs. Wood. In the evening they
were the guests of honor at a supper
dance at the Citizens Club.
The supper dance was held under
the auspices of the Literary and Scientific Society and a large crowd of dancers wended their way through the
fog to the Citizens Club to honor the
American   guests.
The patrons for the affair were
Prof, and Mrs. Wood, Dr. and Mrs.
MacDonald and Dr. Eastman.
The dance was decidedly a success
and when it was finally brought to
a close by lusty sky-rocketa for the
Washington team, everyone voted the
Literary and Scientific splendid hosts.
Any one who has lost, filled, or destroyed his or her handbook, is advised
that a limited number are still on
hand, and may be obtained by application at the publications office on
Friday at noon.
The activities of the Men's Literary Society will embrace a varied programme this session. What has always been regarded as a big event
in Literary circles is the Oratorical
Contest which is to take place sometime in February. Tryouts for the
contest were held last Wednesday
when each contestant was required to
give a five-minute address. The number of contestants was here limited
to the best five speakers, and these
speakers will orate in the final contest in February. The winner of this
contest is rewarded with a gold medal.
The student parliament has also
opened again after being prorogued
for the holidays, and met last night.
A novel feature has been introduced
into the parliament this- session and
the members—instead of taking sides
according to party feelings—took sides
according to questions which were introduced. This plan proved successful and a lively meeting ensued. The
discussion was limited to Varsity
questions and two resolutions were
discussed. These were: (1) Resolved
that it would be in the best interests
of the University of British Columbia
to have established in the University
a Canadian Officers' Training Corps.
(2) Resolved that the dignity of the
University is increased by the order
of the senate requiring the Professors
to wear gowns; and that it would be
further increased by requiring the
Students to do likewise.
The Women's Literary Society for
session 1921-22, is pioneering in undertaking U. B. C.'s first Women's
Inter-Collegiate Debate. In pursuance of its general policy of laying
special emphasis upon Public Speaking for Women, it has accepted a
challenge to debate with the women
of Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, a co-educational, degree-granting
University of from three hundred to
four hundred students . The subject
arranged for debate is "Resolved that
the Western nations and Japan are
justified in refusing to relinquish the
territorial rights in China which they
hold by treaty;" and of this resolution Willamette has chosen the affirmative. Hence the two women who
have the honour of representing
U.B.C. at Salem will uphold the
The Executive of the Women's Lit.
appeals to the women to give this
venture their whole-hearted support.
The secretary, Dorothy Walsh, Arts
'23, will he glad to receive names
until January 25. Eliminations,
consisting of three-minute speeches
on the debate subject will be held on
January 25, and the debate will
take place at Salem on February 25.
Let us give intercollegiate debating
our enthusiastic support both for our
own good and for the credit of our
Alma Mater.
Greetings everybody! we're glad to
see you all once more and we wish
you a Happy New Year.
This little piece of news is in the
"Ubyssey" just to let you know that
the Freshettes are still alive even if
'hey are a little decreased in members.
Perhaps you have noticed and perhaps (oh cruel fate!) you have not,
how the Fresh are upholding their
position in this synogogue of learning.
Do you recall to your august minds
\he Freshette Tea, the first of its kind,
and how successful it was?
Then there are the various other
%ctivities in which the first year girls
have displayed their spirit of good
will and co-operation. One of their
number holds the honorable position
ot Secretary to the Women's Athletic
Association, another the position of
Secretary to the Women's Grass
Hockey Club. Scarcely any executive
is complete without a Freshette to add
tier opinion to that of her elders-
Many a time and oft have they displayed their unrivalled skill in debate-
ing circles. They even claim that
sacred privilege of membership in the
Players' Club altho' they have not yet
had an opportunity to display their
undoubted talent.
Rumor has it that there will be great
happenings at the Arts '25 class party
tomorrow night, and that the Frosh
are preparing to establish a precedent
for all future  social  gatherings.
So lest you forget that we are still
upon the scene we have ventured to
use this corner of our college paper
to recall us to your minds; and just to
show that we think sometimes of you
we wish you every success in your
present work and in that far-off yet
ever-near month of April.
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