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Issued Twice Weehjy by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
VANCOUVER, B.C., OCTOBER 24t_., 1930
No. 9
Student* To Vote On Compulsory Fee
At Alma Mater Meeting Today
"Vory wtll received here" was the word sent to th* 'Ubyssey' yester*
day afternoon by tho eommlttto of tho Students' Council that Wont to Victoria to approach tho government on bohalf of tho Varaity stadium proposi*
MF«ol confident of arranging $10,000 project," tho telegram road. "If
Wo CM ralao another 15,000. which your Council belle res it fean do from
othor sources, we aro almoat sure of getting a grant of a simitar amount,
that la, $16,000, from the unemployment relief scheme."
Two weeks ago the student body
voted $10,000 with which It was hoped
to secure the building of a stadium
for the IMS Olympic trials on the
campus. The refusal of the City
Council to support this plsn did not
affect the fact that by taking advant*
ago of the unemployment relief
money an extraordinary opportunity
for getting stadium facilities at once
Is presented this winter.
The Students' Council then wrote
to the Provincial Government shout
the project, and yesterday sent to
Victoria the delegation whose encouraging telegram appears above.
The Alma Mater Meeting called for
noon to-day Is for the purpose of
msklng compulsory   the   levying of
K.00 on each student, which would
added to next term's fees. Only In
this way. it Is believed, con the
$10,000 voted unanimously by the
last meeting be efficiently and fully
Exploration Era of
West Coast is
Club to Present
Popular Opera
Next Spring
While some voices are still needed
to complete the personnel of the
Spring Production, the Executive
has determined to proceed with
"Pirates of Penzance," the popular
and well-known Gilbert and Sullivan
opera. Permission to produce this
masterpiece has been obtained from
Doyly Carte and the publishers
score are being distributed to members, and judging by the enthusiasm
evinced by the Society, nothing can
prevent the production from being
an unqualified success.
It is acknowledged that if the
Society can successfully staj^e a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta, it will
have attained a status which is
second to none among the cultural
organizations on the campus. With
this end in view, and backed by the
whole-hearted support of the Society,
the Executive is of the opinion that
this is to be a banner year in the
history of the company.
Tryouts for tho Gilbert and Sullivan opera will start soon. Watch the
noticeboards and the Ubyssey.
Coming Events
TO-DAY, OCT. 24—
Alms Mater Meeting, Auditorium, noon.
Arts '31 Class Party, Varsity Gym., 9 p.m.
English Rugby Seniors vs. Ex-
Tech, Brockton Pt., S p.m.
Intermediate  vo.  Ex-Tech,
Douglas Park, 3 p.m.
Froah vs. Normal, Douglas
Park, 2.15 p.m.
2nd Senior vs. Meralomas,
Lower Brockton, 2.15 p.m.
Soccer—Varaity va. Firemen,
Powell Grounds, 2-30 p.m.
Juniors vs. Rurntby, Central
Pk.. 2.30 p.m.
Froah Tea Dance, Winter
Garden. 4-7.30 p.m.
Fall Convocation
V. ('. I', service in Broadway
West  Church,   corner   8th
Ave. and   Collingwood   St.
All students invited.
Noon hour recital, Auditorium
HISTORY of more than a century
ago was recalled Tuesday afternoon in connection with the unveiling of the cairn on Marine Drive
which commemorates the flrst friendly meeting of Spanish and English
Exploring Expeditions on what is now
the British Columbia Coast.   An Im-
Eressive ceremony had been arranged
y the Native Sons of British Columbia, which took place under the shade
of giant firs which must have been
■tout saplings at the time of the
meeting of the explorers of the two
nations, Vancouver for Britain, and
Galiano and Valdez for. Spain.
Mr. J. Hampton Bole, past Grand
Factor, presided, and commented
upon the value of having notable incidents in the history of our province
commemorated by such gsirns, some
seventeen of which have to date been
erected by the Historic Sites and
Monuments Board of Canada.
Dr. W. N. Sage, Professor of History, gave a detailed account of the
earliest Spanish voyages on the Pacific, culminating in the voyages of
Perez, Qulmper and Eliza, and finally
with Galiano and Valdez in 1792. In
their tiny vessels of but fifty feet in
length, they had penetrated Into many
parts of the coastal waters, g'ving
names to many points of land, some
of which remain on our maps today.
The work of Captain Vancouver,
who had been sent out by the British
Admirality in 1791 for the purpose
of formally receiving back the Nootka
Sound territory so recently in dispute,
was outlined by the present Grand
Factor of the Native Son* of B. C.
Reference was made to Vancouver's
extensive surveys and accurate charting, and the scene of the actual meeting on July 22, 1792, described. The
three commanders had exchanged
valuable information, and the three
ships proceeded together a considerable distance up the British Columbia
His Honor Judge Howay, British
Columbia representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board outlined the work which that body has
(continued  on  page  9)
Rejecting all the proposals advanced for their Valedictory Gift, the
classes of '32 held a hectic meeting
on Tuesiiay. A number of speakers
were emphatic in their opposition,
but no new suggestions were made.
Last spring a meeting was held to
discuss tne nature of the Valedictory
Gift but no ideas could lie developed
and the matter was turned over to a
committee under the chairmanship of
Sid   Semple.      This    group    worked
I throughout the summer on    various
: schemes,
I The formal report, containing sug-
I gestions of a clock, a Loving Cup
1 nnd a Public Speaking Course, was
accepted by those present at a meeting
a week ago taut Monday, and the
j committee automatically ceased to
I function.
The report is now, by the action of
the latest meeting, held in suspension
while another committee han been
appointed to devise new ideas, Those
chosen for this work are Isobel McArthur, Jim Mitchell Audrey Cruise,
Henry Shaw, and E. King.
Frosh Capture
Overiiowering the upper classmen by
sheer force of numbers and enthusiasm
the Frosh carried off Wednesday's track
meet by a margin of flo-M. Hy amassing
these scores two track records were
broken, one tied and two set in new
Bob Al|ien, the Varsity field star garnered 19 points for the upper classmen,
winning the javelin throw and the pole
vault and placing second in the discus
hammer and shot. He broke the record
in tbe Javelin event by a comfortable
margin of twelve feet and although he
did not equal the previous record
of 11 ft. 1 inch in the pole vault he managed to clear the bar at 10 ft. 9 inches.
Ledingham. of English Rugby fame,
placed second in the race for aggregate
points with wins in the hammer discus
and shot and a third place in the javelin.
Alf Allen the diminutive first-year
distance star proved a dark horse when
he defeat*) Leo Gansner, the record
holder in the three mile grind ln finishing with an omasing burst of speed
which left his competitors flat-footed.
He also showed his heels to the others in
the mile and half mile events.
Thomas, the Freshman find from the
interior walked off with the honors in
the 100 yard dash, tying the Varsity record of 10 2-5 seconds. Campbell, also
of the Frosh, again upset the dope when
he won the quarter mile event from his
colleague Osborne who was accounted
a sure winner on the basis of his high
sohool accomplishments.
Ledingham won the two new events,
the 16-Jb. shot put and the hammer,
setting a record of 30 ft. 7V. inches for
the former and 119 ft. 0 inches for the
latter. Cokie Shields' old record of 20
ft. 5 inches was eclipsed by Thomas by
one inch in the broad jump.
Tabulated results are as follows:
One mile—Allen (Frosh), Campbell
'Varsity), Snowsal (Varsity). Time,
4.60 2-6,
Broad jump—Thomas (Frosh), Curie
(Frosh;. Distance, 20 feet, 6 inches.
(New Record).
Pole vault—Alpen (Vnrsity), Morrow
and Kennedy (l'rosh) tied for second.
Height, 10 feet, 9 inches.
220 yards—Osborne (Frosh), McTavlsh (Varsity), Curie (Frosh). Time,
24 1-5.
High jump—Thornber (Varsity), Thomas (Frosh), McTavish (Varsity). Height
5 feet, f> inches.
8X0 vnrds—Allen (Frosh), Shatford
(Frosh).'   Time, '..1.1 2-.1.
UK) yards—Thomas (Frosh), Osborne
(Frosh)', Gaul (Varsity/. Time, 10 2-5.
(Tien  Record).
•MO yards--('anipbell (Frosh), Osborne
i Frosh).    Time, oil U-.1.
Three miles -Allen (Frosh), Gansner
(Varsitv), Shatford (Frosh).   Time, 1(1.114
Relay--Varsity (Alpen, Hurra t, McTavish and Gaul),    'lime 1.411,
•Iavelin—Alr.cn    (Varsity),    Nichols
(Frosh), I.ediniiliiiin (Varsity).   Distance
142 feel, 8 1-2 inches.    (New record.)
Discus—Ledingham (Varsity), Alpen
(Varsity), Thornber (Varsity). Distance
100 feet, 9 inches.
Shot-put—Ledingham (Vnrsity), Alpen
(Varsity), Thomas (Frosh). Distance,
30 feet, 7\<i inches.    (Record).
Hammer—Ledingham (Varsity), Alpen
(Varsity). Distance, 119 feet, ft inches.
(New record.)
Two Touchdowm in First 20 Minutes Broke
Strength of Prairie Team
(Via Special Wire from Edmonton)
f*v rITH a heavy charging line nnd a lighting backfleld that could not bo
\A/  stopped, the mighty grid squad from the University of British Colum*
bta ploughed Its way to a 16-1 victory over the Alberta toam to tako
the flrst of two games for the possession of the Hardy Cup.
Two brilliant touches In the flrat twenty minutes of play spoiled disaster
long letters for the home squsd who were SMfo helpless before the tor*
In     _
rISc onslsught of the Blue and Gold aggregation.
B. C. started
Empire Rule
Is Treated
((TMPEHlALlHM   has   appeared   in
I many aspects in the history of tho
world" stated Mr. Leonard Wrinch
in discu-sing its history at the flrst meeting of the Historical Sooiety held at thn
home of Mrs. E. W. Keenleyside, 3410
1st Avenue West, on Monday evening.
Instead of attempting to define Imperialism at the beginning. Mr. Wrinch
chose to describe its operation in various
empires, each illustrating a new as'iect
of Its development.
He divided the topic into six headings,
each illustrating one stage.
The first was tlie period ol racial migration typified by tne Assyrian empire.
These empires were based on military
conquest and did not last long.
The empire of Alexander which "rone
in a night and fell in a night" exemplifies the world empires based on conquest
of the second period. Alexander hoped
for cultural assimilation and "saw the
whole world honey combed like O recce
itself with city states."
The Roman Empire was the first to
be systematically ruled. As Cromer
said, ft was forced to expand by the "imperious and irresistible necessity of securing the defense of its frontiers. It made
no drastic change in the life of subject
peoples. It didn't try to Romanise
them, possibly the reason why so many
were Romanized.
"Motives of devotion and greed, religion and robbery" mingled in the development of the merchantilist empires
of the 12th century. The basis was the
idea of self-Rufficiency and ho all the regulations were designed to favour the
home land.
A liflh stage was reached in the economic empires of the 19th century. The
Industrial Revolution brought a demand
for colonies thinking of "economic advantage to lie obtained without loss of
nationality" Africa was the centre of
the "laud grabbing" policy. The motive
was economic and the rulers "pacified
the district by the destruction of the
native disturbers of the pence."
The final type of iin|>eriiilism discussed
was that illustrated by the British Commonwealth of Nations, where the Dominions have freedom of economic policy.
In the lively discussion following the
important question was "What is imperii lisin?" Tlie use of the term in a|i-
phcalion to the British Commonwealth
was strnii|>ly questioned. The discussion centred around the modern applications of the imperial idea.
British   Debaters  Land at   Halifax
To Challenge Canada's Universities
The British Debating team arrived in
Canada on October 17, landing at Halifax, where they debated with Dalhousie
I'niversity. These visitors represent the
Student Associations of Great Britain
and their tour through Canada is being
sponsored by the N. F. ('. I'. S.
The British team will be in Vancouver
on November 4, and will debate in the
I'niversity Auditorium on the subject;
"Resolved that this House would support the establishment of closer economic
unity within the F.mpire by means of
general tariff barriers " The I'niversity
of British Columbia will take the affirmative.
This subject should be of particular
interest because of the fact that I'.H.C.
will be supporting the program advanced
by Canada's premier, Hon, R. B. Bennett, at the Imperial Conference, but
evidently rejected by the British Government,
a long serial of
marches down the fleld early In the
opening stansa and wtth two completed forward passes In succession
carried the ball to first down on
the Alberta Ave yard line. It was
Dirom who opened the story, the
powerful half tearing through tho
Alberta line to plant the ball between
the posts, a play which he repeated
ten minutes later to give his side a
ten to nothing lead.
In the second half the Edmonton
team put up a game fight but was no
match for the famed B. C. stone wall.
Only in one department was tho Alberta team able to outclass the
coasters inasmuch as thslr forward
pass play wai a revelation to the
coast team and all four flrst down*
obtained by the Green and Oold were
the result of their brilliant aerial attack. The final count came late tn
the last quarter when Walmiley went
through after Murdoch had reeled off
thirty yards for an uncoverted touch.
Walmiley was once more in the limelight when on the following play he
went through the prairie laddies for
fifty yards. Lack of time prevented
another score.
The sole Alberta marker was made
at the close of the flrst half when
Chodat wai rouged in attempting to
carry a long punt from hit own line.
On Wednesday evening the B. C.
warriors were guests at dinner and
a theatre party and on Thuraday entrained for Saakstoon where they will
engage the University of Saskatchewan squad in the deciding game of
the Western Intercollegiate series on
Saturday. Following the game they
will leave for Edmonton where they
will spend Sunday. They arrive at
Vancouver at 7.26 Tuesday morning.
The members of the team are all very
grateful for the sendoff given them at
Vancouver and wish to express their
gratitude for the wires of congratulation received after the Alberta game.
The size of the Auditorium makes
it impossible to invite the students of
the University to the Spring Congregation.
The Autumn Ceremony is therefore arranged to permit undergraduates to see the ceremony of degree-
granting. This ceremony, beginning
at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29,
is short and all undergraduates are
cordially invited to be present.
Inter-Faculty Race
Next Track Event
The Arts '30 road race is the next
event or. this fall's track program. It
is an interfaculty contest and each
faculty ia allowed to enter six men,
four of whom are to qualify. According to the results of the track
meet Tt appears that the Artsmen
should have no difficulty in winning
as Allen, Gansner and Stratford, the
premier distance men, are Artsmen.
The race will start from the Science
Building at 2.30 sharp on Wednesday,
October 29. The course is four times
around the campus and finishes opposite the Administration Building.
The results of the Frosh Varsity
meet are being used to determine entries for the "Y" meet. At a turnout of the Track Club on Wednesday
afternoon eliminations will lie held
for places in the 40 yd. sprint and
for the hop, step and jump.
Arts '31 will bv hosts at their flrst
social event tomorrow when they will
hold a tea-dance in the Winter Garden
at 4 o'clock. An admission of 35 cents
will be charged all onon-Freshmen.
TORONTO, Oct. 23.—Following an
article in the University of Toronto
magazine "Varsity," in which the initiation of a school Frosh was discussed analytically, Andy Allan, the
editor, was seized by a gang of fifteen student, and hurled into the
swimming school, f.e had his, clothes
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(M«mber!of Pacific ll»U»-CoU«rUtt Prtai Aaaoel.tlon)
Itauad «v.ry Txueday and FrliUykfcjr tha Student Publication* Board of tht
-Untvetilty of Brlttil Columbia, Weat Point Oray.
Phona, j Paint Oray Ml
Mali Subacrlptlona rata: IS per'ytar.   Advarttain* rmtaa on application.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Ronald Orantham
Editorial Staff
Sanlor Kditors i Baaala Rofc+rtaon and Edgar Brown
AaaoolaU Editors i Margarat OrMiman, Dorla Barton and Nick Muaaallam
Assistant Editors t Malrl Dingwall, Kay Murray, J, Wllfrad Vaa, Molly Jordan
FSataura Editor■ Bunny Pound E*ehanga Editor; Kay Murray
Lltorary Editor i Franeaa Lucai Literary Asiir-tant: Mlahaal Ifraaraan
Sport Editor i Maleolm F. McGregor. AuUtant Sport Editor.: Cacllla Long, Oordon Root
Reparterial Staff
Nawa Manager: Hlmle Koahevcy
Reporter* i   Phil. Oelin, Art. McKenile, Cecil Brenman, Norman Hacking _     .
Outhrle Hamlin, Bunny Pound, Dlek Loske, Olive Selfe, Don Davidson, Roeeatary Wlnalow,
R. C. Prioe. ILL. Malkln, R. Haroourt, Day Washington, B. Jaekaon, Morton Wilson,
i. I. MeDovgall, Kay Greenwood, Idele Wltoon. Jeanne Butorae, J. Millar
P-ilneee Staff
Business Managert John Fos ...
Advertialng Managert Oordon Bennett        Circulation Managert A. 0. Lake
Business AMstent t Jack Ttirver
Senior:    Edgar   Brown
Associate i   Dorla  Barton Aaalatant i   Bunny   Pound
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The Chance of a Lifetime
The Alma Mater Society lt faced with a matter of great im*
portance at Its meeting to-day. Two weeks ago It unanimously
supported the proposal of the Students' Council that $10,000 be
raised for the purpose of trying to get stadium facilities on the
campus. The first plan was to have the Olympic trials staged
on Point Grey, and according to this the city would spend un*
employment relief money on the required labor. This scheme did
not materialize, but the plan now Is for the Alma Mater Society
to get a share of these relief funds directly from the government and go ahead with Its own track and bleacher construction.
The Provincial Government has received favorably a dele*
gation from the Students' Council that went to Victoria with the
stadium proposition. It now remains for the A. M. S. to make
arrangements for the raising of its $10,000. The proposal before the meeting to-day is that five dollars be added to the feea
of each student next term. This would ensure the efficient
collection of most of the amount, but it might also be ordained
that the caution money of those who graduate at Christmas be
forfeited.   Otherwise the full sum could not be realized.
Five dollars is a very considerable amount to many students.
Some will And it hard to meet this extra expense. It must be
realised, however, that the cause is a worthy one, and one worth
sacrificing for. The opportunity of getting stadium facilities
this winter is the chance of a lifetime. The "Ubyssey" believes
that the Alma Mater Society would be justified in making the
five dollar levy compulsory.
Valedictory Affairs
It must have been slightly discouraging to the members of
the '82 valedictory committee to have their proposals turned
down at the meeting of the Junior classes on Tuesday. In the
flrst place, the committee had worked all through the summer
preparing its report. In the second place, the report, had been
adopted bv a meeting held a short time ago. Then this action
was completely reversed by the latest meeting. Not only that,
but no thanks were given to the committee and no alternative
ideas were made by the detractors of the report. It must have
been slightly discouraging, indeed.
The whole business is quite typical of the usual Valedictory
Gift Preliminary, however. The valedictory affairs of the classes
of '31 ended in Arts going ahead with a project of its own. This
project is now being handled by a small group of students, while
the rest are pleasantly indifferent.
Will '32 carry this tendency still further, so that the university will receive a varied selection of gifts from a number of
factions and cliques? It is not impossible, but we believe that
the unappreciated first committee has performed a valuable service after all. It has actually stirred up some interest among
the members of the classes, so that although this interest has
been rude and childishly irascible in its first spasm, it may yet
develop into something intelligent and productive of good result.
The Pub Goes Literary
The Publications Board has a keen sense of its responsibilities, and one of its traditional duties has been felt to be the
production of Literary Supplements. A strange idea that a university ought to have some sort of a literary journal has continued to haunt the Pub Office in spite of the fact that it finds
little support in other student circles. One of the periodical culminations of that tradition appears with this issue of the
Besides the contributions to thia term's Supplement that
were written by members of the Publications Board or by other
than student writers, a few manuscripts were submitted by some
sympathetic undergraduates. We tender our sincere thanks to
these people for their efforts. ;
The regular "Ubyssey" staff has little time for literary digressions, so that the brunt of the work falls upon the Literary'
Editor.   This functionary and her staff  have   shown   unusual!
initiative and originality in their work, and the result is a very;
satisfactory publication.   They have kept faith with the tradition of their kind, and the quality of the Supplement this term,
is of a high order.   The Publications Board presents it to the
student body with the feeling that something worthy   of   the
University of British Columbia has been accomplished.
*       *       *
The university is generally thought of as a "centre of culture," but if one judges the amount of culture existant by the
interest taken in Literary Supplements—and we belive that is
a good indicator —then the description is not highly justified.
Two Supplements of four pages each in a whole university session, and these written by a small group, do not speak well for
the culture of the place.
Every literary staff starts the year with ambitious plans.
This year's staff is no exception—in fact   its plans are unusu-i
ally ambitious.   Judging by the beginning that has been made,
there is a good chance that success will attend their efforts   if j
they are given more support by the student body.    It is early
in the year as yet,   and we believe the Literary Editor should \
go ahead with her plans.   The Pub can always "go literary" in!
a pinch and help her out, but possibly more students will rally to
the standard when the next project is announced.
The annual meeting of the Radio
Club was held on Tuesday, October
21. The following executive was
elected: President, T. Movat; Vice-
President, J. W. McRae; Secretary,
R. Re tal lack; Treaaurer, D. James.
Last vear was probably the most
successful in the history of the club,
owing largely to the enthusiasm ana
energy of the retiring executive. They
were able to prevail upon Mr. Holmes,
of the Sprott-Shaw service organisation to give a series of lectures, which
practically amounted to a short course
In Radio, its History, Theory and
Practice. This series will probably
be repeated this year. Another successful feature last year was the visits
paid to several Radio broadcasting
stations, including CKMO and CKWX.
This year's executive will do Its utmost to draw up a program at least
the equal of any in the past.
It is hoped a large number of those
interested in radio will attend next
Tuesday noon in Ap. Sc. 802 when
Anal details of organisation will be
decided and plans for the coming
year discussed.
The Rifle Association will meet in
Aggie 100, Friday, November 7, at 12.18
p.m. All corps nisinberH interested in
rifle .hooliiiK nre urged to attend. Election of office™, si^ninK of ihe nominal
role and other busmen, will he in order.
Previous meeting* have been cancelled
due to poor attendance.
A meeting of the Grads' Club will
be held at the home of Miss Helen
Mathews on Tuesday, October 28, at
8.16 p.m. Any University graduate
on campus who would like to join the
club are asked to communicate with
Mr. Fleming of the Chem. Dept., Miss
Mathews of the Bact. Dept., or Miss
Pendray of the Dairy Dept.
Students are reminded of the weekly Study Groups conducted by the V.
C. U. and led by R. H. Birch of Arts
'30, during the Monday noon hour in
Arts 204. These meetings commence
at 12,10 and last for almost 36 minutes
»o the noon hour Is not entirely occupied.   All students are welcome.
Meeting of Household Science Club
in Arts 103, Monday, 12.16.
"Managing Farm Groups as a Single
Unit" will be the subject of Mflls
Winram's address at the regular
meeting of the Agricultural Club on
Tuesday, October 28, at 8 p.m., at the
home of Dr. Moe, Western Parkway.
All those interested in Agriculture
are urged to attend.
C. O. T. ('.
A meeting of the C. O. T. C. will
he held in Ag. 100 at noon, Friday,
October .list, for the purpose of electing officers for the rifle association,
signing the association forms, and arranging the social program for the
year. All members of the corps are
requested to attend as a certain
number must sign the rifle association
forms before the Corps receives its
Re the social program, members of
the Corps are requested to come to
the meeting with a definite opinion
as to whether a ball or a dinner will
be held at the end of the year, what
smokers the corps will have, and
whether or not to cancel the Wednesday evening suppers in favor of a
bigger ball  or dinner.
October 24,1930
A meeting of "La Canadienne
to be
held on Tuesday, October 28, Mr. Poole
will upo-ik on student life in 1'nrin.
The meeting will be held nt the homo
of Frniley Hill, 217 Keith Road East,
North Vancouver. Members will meet
the ferry leaving Vancouver at 7.40.
A closed meeting of Ihe Chemistry
Society wan held Vtadiuwdav evening at
the home of Mr Jaok Voiing. Sir.
Kdwiinl (Heave read a pa|ier on "Alchemy," covering tlie work and beliefs
of the Alchemists from the earliest recorded times.
Mr, Young then read a palter on "Home
Commercial Oil Tests," giving del nils of
iniiiiv of the more im|H>rtiti,t ones.
After some general discussion the meeting came to a close.
On Thurmlay evening, October 17,
at the home of Dr. and Mrs, Buchanan the newly-constituted Math*)
Club held a very enjoyable meeting
Dr. F. S. Nowlan was the itpeakei
for the evening and gave an interesting discourse on "The meaning of
Mathematics" embodying some views
held by Keyser, Bertrand Russell and
other mathematical philosophers. After some discussion the meeting adjourned.
Members are reminded that their
fees are now payable to Miss Margaret Allen, Secretary.
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Prpm the first .lie seemed to think me
n ehosen eonvert to the truth** of -spiritualism. We two, you aee, were the only
guests at the little eountry hotel, and that
may account for her interest in tne,
whom she knew only as a commonplace
real estate man on a holiday. Hut the
fact remains that through the Ionic,
sleepy July days, the bright-eyed and
angular Mian Skellings wit with me on
the shady veranda and spnko to me concerning astral shells and earth-bound
souls and psychic ties until 1 could willingly have drowned her in the bountiful
bay which we faced from the long veranda.
"1 am afraid," she mulled, after a long
hour of—on her part nt least—curliest
discussion of the aotual facta of spirit
writing, "I am afraid that you have not
the intuitive mind which inwardly Grasps
the Truth and Holds It."
I agreed with her.
, "The materialistic type always demands proof," she nodded at me, her
eyes shining through her be-ribboned,
gold-rimmed spectacles, "which is not
an undesirable trait, if not carried too
far,  Mr.  Lowrie."
"Urn," I assented.
"Well, Mr. Lowrie, 1 hope and believe
that some day adequate proof may be
shown you. The joys of happy conviction are inexpressibly great."
"They must be," I concurred, ns tlie
landlady came to tell us that supper was
ready. . .
After supper—au uncomplicated men I
on uccount of the heat—I hsci'mmI with
my pipe to the high banks which overlooked the water. The little bay was
quiet and sheltered—only a small gap between the heavily-timbered islands showed
the open sen. lt was a tiny, lonely place,
the vill'ige rcstling in that cove within a
cove, at whose rickety wharf n coast
steamer culled every ten days in summer.
Pew people frequented the rambling old
hotel, and on the single street stood only
the eternal general store and telegraph
office. There was no bench to speak of,
and the woods were too dense for rambling, so it was not surprising that the
Clace should have remained unemeum-
ered by tourists. 1 suppose that was
why the muiden lady Miss Skellings
sought it out; she wrote, she told me,
papers for a spiritualist magazine, which
required time and concentration.
"Mr. Lowrie—oh, Mr. I<owrie!" I
heard a breathless voice. Miss Skellings,
red of face, bright as ever of eye. was
climbing the steep little path from tlie
hotel. I was irritated; was the woman
going to devote the whole of her holiday
to tlie purpose of converting me? Thankfully I lememhered that she »vns having
at the end of the week
"Oh, Mr. Iiowrie!" she gasped again,
"It's eome! Proof—absolute, adequate
proof!" She sank to the grass, and
shook an agitated finger at me. Presently, regaining her powers of speech.
she began again—
"Mr. Lowrie!" she said, "I told you,
didn't I, that the dav would eome when
adequate proof would be offered you?
It has come! Tonight!" I patted her
bony shoulder reassuringly. Spiritualism sometimes gets them that way, I
thought. Hut she continued eagerly, "1
was talking to the landlady—after suptier,
you know; and saying how beautiful the
full moon would he tonight, and that I
thought I'd sit out here on the hank and
watch it. I thought she seemed disturbed at that; she began to warn me at
once to stay away from the shore tonight.
" 'Why?' I asked immediately. And
then she looked nt me in rather a frightened, excited way, and repeated that
I'd better keep away from *it. I got interested, and pressed her to explain.
She sain, 'You're one of these spiritualist
people, aren't yo.i? Well, I'll tell you,'
Then she guve a wort of gasp, and went
on to suv thut this place was haunted
haunted! and on every full moon something happened here. Once, she said,
she'd known a man who came up to
watch, and next day his hair had turned
snow-white, and they could never get
him to sneak about it again No one
dared lo look near the place after that.
and so she'd had shutters put up on all
the front windows, which she locked
every full moon night
" 'Why,' said 1, 'haven't you ever
seen anything?' Then she got even more
terrified, poor ignorant thing, and muttered something about a boat. I calmed
her down, and came straight lo you, Mr.
"Right you were,'' 1 said, "And so
she wanted you to keep away from tlie
shore tonight, huh?"
(Continued on Page 6)
21 iWefifiage Jfrom &n Author
(Mr, A. M. Stephen is a well-known
Canadian poet, novelist and dramatist.
His work has been acclaimed by many
writers and critics, both in and out of
Canada as being a real contribution to
tho advance of culture and the interpretation of beauty.)
It is almost trite to say that the soul
of a nation is embodied In its literature. The temples of India have decayed. The "glory which was Greece
and the grandeur which was Rome"
have pased away, but there remains to
us the imperishable embodiment of the
spirit which made their greatness in
the form of the poems and dramas
which are still models for the world
of letters. It would seem that the
etornal verities must be the chosen
foundations if we would build a State,
and these necessary truths and ideals
are to be found in the writings of
those who have seen beyond politics
and science. Even in tne consideration of our own age of history, we
find that it was the great writers of
the Golden Age of Elizabeth who inspired the English race to found an
empire whereby tolerance and freedom were extended to the far cornrs
of the earth. It is the England which
Shakespeare loved which has made its
ineffaceable mark upon the centuries,
It would appear, then, that If we are
to  learn  from  the   past,  we  cannot
over-estimate the importance of the
creutive artist in our *tsk of nation-
At this present moment of time, we
can begin the work of making Canadian cltisens by acquainting them
with the poetry in which there is
voiced the love of our country or
, which is imbued with the spirit which
l Roberts, "0 Child of Nations, Giant-
limbed," in Marjorie Pickthall's "Star
of the North," in Carman's "Scarlet
Hunter." we have a direct and adequate expression of the fervor of patriotic feeling which lays the foundations
of nationhood.
However, it is not only in the directly patriotic poem that the Canadian
will find echoed the thoughts and feelings aroused by the beauty and strength of his homeland. When Archibald Lnmpman tells us that:---—
The glittering roofs are still
with frost;  each worn
Black   chimney   builds   into   the
ouiet si■*'
Its curling pile to crumble
or Peter McArthur notes that:—
"Last night we marked the twinkling stars,
This ir.orn no dew revived the
And   oft   across  the   parching
We see the dusty eddies pass,"
or C. (!. D. Roberts reminds us of how:
"The frogs, cool-fluting ministers
of dream,
Make  shrill  the  slow  brook's
borders; pasture bars
Down clatter, and the cattle wander through,"
we are brought, in imagination, close
to earth from which we came and the
familiar sights, fraught with the
memories of childhood, come poignantly back to tell us that Canada Is
our home.
We have a history teeming with
deeds of heroism and a past with
myths, folk-lore and legends quite
as wonderful as those of any European country. Morover, we live in
a land whose natural beauty and
grandeur are not surpassed upon
earth. I am sure that some of you
will be inspired to write greatly about
your experiences or about this country of ours which is your heritage.
Good luck to the "Ubyssey" and to
those, who, in its pages, are beginning the adventure of literature!
Yours, with kindest regards,
Thic is rather a drunken business,
but don't be shy; preserve your illusions—you will need them.
Now take sixteen words at random
from any book, one word from a page,
selecting it with a clean finger, eyes
shut, thus:—hath, life, simple, which,
means, hate, reality, is, a, the, house,
great, wonderful, at, change, natural.
Good, hut those were taken from a
philosophical book? Then you must
expect a philosophical poem; a Geography would provide a geographical
poem, and so on. This is unavoidable, so choose your volume more
enrefully in the future.    However—
Now tnke every fifth word and arrange them in lines, four words to a
line,  thus:—
1.   meanr, the change which
a at simple is
wonderful  life reality  great
hath hate house natural
Now expand this into any coherent
statement the words in their sequence
will suggest, thus: —
2    Means that change anything
which at  once  is  so simple
and  wonderful  that  life  a  great
hath hate for its natural house---
Obviously a question, so add the
mark (?). Now start the common-
sense stage, namely, your interpretation of the above. Assume, for example, that as here you have something or other about Life, the 'change'
mentioned is perhaps Death, by antithesis of course. Also that Life's
"natural house" must he the Body.
So you can hardly avoid this structure:—
■\.   Can   that   change   we   call   Death
mean   simply   and   wonderfully,
that the great reality of Life
must come to hate the body ?
Now you have got to the nonsense-
stage 'not before);   but this you can
avoid   by   taking   yourself  seriously.
The best way is to squeeze out all
unnecessary   words;    then,  conscious
of your achievement because it is
better never to lose consciousness,
though sometimes it may he an advantage—with mind-racking ingenuity, toss thia off:
4.   Can Death mean,
simply and wonderfully
that Life as a great  reality
I       must come to hate the body ?
Home! . . . Then lie hack in an
armchair anil say, Ah!
No sooner have you exclaimed, Ah!
than you perceive that "must" in the
last line might profitably yield to
"doth," so   much   more   musical.
Always make the sacrifice in favor
of benuty, regardless of age. So there
you have it—but have you ?
No. Look at your poem again.
Something catches your eye, snatching at the last remnants of your reason on the way. As "doth" was found
more euphonious than "must," so
"abhors" is stronger and more musical than "doth hate"—one word for
two,  anyway.
(Continued on Page C>)
litcratp iSotcs
A reviewer of first novels gives his
opinion of several young authors in a recent number of the "Bookman." He
discovers that there is little uniformity
of theme iu "the MHO crop of first novels," thus exploding the theory which
some people hold, that contemporary
work runs in fairly fixed trends and tendencies. He mentions that "Healthy
emulation has had its share iu tlie making of most of them," but notes nevertheless a great deal of both power and
polish peculiarly individual. The favourable mention he gives to the eight
novels mentioned in his review should
prove encouraging to young writers, and
the variety of themes presented certainly
points to Individuality. Provincial England, disorderly Memphis, Italy of the
de Medicis, and rural America are all
visited; characters and plots show an
equal diversity. Standards in modern
fiction appear to be rising, but beginners
have   fair  chances.     In   other   words,   if
you're  good,   they'll  like  you.
* •  +
"Are you out of breath trying to keep
up with something? Are you lighting a
blur? Are you being yourself every day
--■part of the day? Are you being yourself at all? Do you believe that you have
a work and that finding it soinetiire will
set vou straight aril everything else for
you'? Do you believe your own thought
will help you find it? Do you believe
thai your own clear hard-thinking would
help you do it now? ran you think, as
you are?"
Such are the opening words of the
latest issue of a rather new thing in magazines, which is called the Glass Hive,
the work of a group of writers and artists
in the South. It uses no advertisements
or fiction, but is attempting to discover
what thinps are all about today in America. The above questions are enough to
start anyone thinking, for who has not
noticed the squirrel-wheel tendency of
university life?—the faster you go, the
faster you go, and all the time Ihe door
of the cage is open, and the prost world
is wailing outside.
The address of Ihe editor and publisher,
Will   I^vington   Comfort,   is   Hon   ;i;i,
South  Pasadena, ('. lifnr i •
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Dark tthaitcx and shadow*
Gray roast* that loom »}> in
the night.
The nt range (itvant of heachfire
On facts icvird aluutt the flame.
Voices near, and son nils afar
That echo through the night.
The little ni retch of road ahead
And bt'iiond that the dark,
The all-enfolding night.
To this poem has been awarded the
Literary   Supplement   prize   for   the
best  poem   submitted   by   an   undergraduate.
Nothing is more humiliating I ban to
feel fear in a situation which is essentially
ludicrous. So I learned from something
which befel me once in a little hidden-
awny Welsh village. 1 was walking
through the fields enjoying the serenity
of the evening, nnd listening to the strident chirping of the grass-hoppers and
to the bees humming softly among the
wild thyme und clover. The sounds
from the farmyard below were a consummating quality to the. quiet scene.
The harmony would have been complete
but for one jarring note. Two pigs were
snuffling noisily in a corner of the field,
and though a sleek aristocrat of the sty
would not have been out of place in the
pastoral setting, these animals were of
a different type; they were like Shakespeare's arch-conspirator in that they
had a lean and hungry look, and they
fazed at me with a brooding insolence,
returned their malevolent looks, and
continued on my way, not to be deterred
by the disapprobation of a pig, however
forcefully expressed.
To my consternation the swine apparently regarded my approach as a
challenge, for they bore down on me by
common consent, with a speed entirely
disproportionate to their build, uttering
the most ferocious of grunts. Not even
the roaring of St George's dragon could
have been more formidable than those
sonorous snorts. Yet after all, thought
I, what are pigs when it comes to a
pitched battle? Their lot in life is to increase in size and succulence, till such
time as they shall be ready to famish
a tasty dinner for man,
Somehow these particular pigs seemed
remote from such a fate and I suddenly
remembered stories of medieval wild boar
hunts. What if these animals hud escaped to the wood, from a nearby farm,
and were now coming to wreak their
vengeance on me, as representative of
those tyrants who for centuries had
brought their forbears to a doleful end,
Their wicked little eyes gleamed at me,
and their snorting, grew louder. My
reason was overcome by the exigency of
the moment, and 1 turned and fled ig-
nominotialy before their onslaught. Safely beyond the gale, I paused and returned defiance for defiance to the
thwarted pigs.
A farm boy who was coming up the
lane looked at me with a surprised air,
and I would have warned him of the
danger lurking iu that quiet Held, but he
did not seem to be Ihe kind of |x>r*nn
who would have listened sympathetically
to theories of wild boars Instead I held
the gate in readiness for his hasty retreat. To my siirpriw and chagrin this
did not come about. For though Ihe
pigs literally galloped towards him with
loud and fearsome grunts, he calmly
placed the pail he was carrying U'fore
them, and immediately there was silence
The pigs were has ing their evening meal.
That assault had been inspired ru.t by
hostility, but by their porcine appetite.
1 walked away trying to look non-
cholunt and dignified, and cx|>ericiicing
the emotion to which Stevenson gave expression in the phrase, "the most egregious of donkeys."
To which has heen awarded the prise
for the beat prone work submitted by
an undergraduate.
Curiosity is a very generalised
human trait. It is possessed in some
dcgivc by everyone. But when it
becomes a salient quality, an obsession, it is apt to change the very
characteristics of a man and affect
his life strangely.
Take the case of Hymie Straum.
If you are a member of the vaudeville
fraternity you have heard of Hymie.
A quiet, unassuming man, Hymie was
tho proprietor of a well known theatrical boarding house in uptown Chicago, patronised by leading and lesser
stare alike. The changing galaxy of
artists that visited htm excited his
Interest but little, and he remarked
but a friendly passing notice of tho
quaint characters that stayed for a
short time under his roof. A regular
subscriber to "Variety," he evidenced
little note of the happenings, romances and failures of his friends of
the footlights.
Until one day, Walter Stratton, a
character actor, came to Hymie's,
with a little black box under hts arm.
There was little enough to exlte curiosity in Stratton himself, a silent,
impressive man, who habitually wore
a wistful look as though enacting
tragedies had left a permanent sadness in his manner. The fact that the
actor never went out without his box,
a small, black laquered box was what
likely worried Hymte, although he
never would have admitted it at flrst,
knowing as he well did, the idiosyncrasies of the profession.
But it rapidly became an obsession.
He lay awake at nights wondering
what it contained, he became moody
and morose and racked his brains for
a solution of its secret. It mocked
him, leered at him when it passed
him going out the door, until he
could almost have knocked the actor
down for one look under the bound
lid. Often he tried to summon up
courage to ask the actor, but his code
and tne coldness of Stratton, who
rarely spoke to anyone, forbade tt.
One day he did manage to blurt out
"A nice box what you carry, eh?"
But the actor only replied "Box? Ah
yen, a nice box" as if his thoughts
were miles away.
The actor's two weeks at the Orpheum were up, and Hymie sighed with
relief when the door closed behind
him. But his obsession did not decrease; it grew and the host found
himself following the billing of the
actor around the circuit. He also did
another thing that he would never
have thought of doing before; he
asked all his guests about Stratton,
but none knew any more than did
After many weary weeks, during
which Hymie had thought of every
conceivable object that might be in
the box, and had imangined all sorts
of mysterious stories to explain his
rather far-fetched ideas; the actor
returned. The now familiar box entered the door with him, and all the
old curiosity, coupled with the new
flood that had gathered since the
actor's departure, surged in Hymie's
mind. But he was far too afraid to
trust his voice in query. Then, several
days later, the actor went out without
his little box. Hymie Straum never
thought of what he was doing, of the
fact that he was known and respected
as the soul of honesty; his feet carried him rapidly to Stratton's room,
into which he gained admission by
the use of his pass key.
Frantically, without regard for
time or the fact that this was a serious breach of etiquette that would
jeopardise the future of his establishment, he searched for the box. He
could not find it. He paused and
looked up. In the doorway was Stratton, his face a mask. Struck dumb by
the realization of what he had done,
that he, Hymie Straum had been
caught in the act nf robbing a guest's
room, he heard Stratton say "Interesting indeed. Jovial host discovered
rifling guest's room." Hymie in a
fog heard little else, the stupendous
import of his act, the impotency of
trying to explain, alone stared at
him. "All over a little box" ran through
his mind. He must make some kind
of an explanation; anything but the
truth. He caught snatches of what
the other was saying, words through
a veil, "Disclosure . . . court . , .
October 24, 1930
The Literary Supplement AMwage™nmEdiior
Literary Editor—Frances Lucas
Associate Literary Editor—Michael  Freeman
Assistants—J. Innes Macdougall and Norman Hacking
Issued whenever the Muse visits the University of
British Columbia
New Idea?
Several new ideas are introduced in this, the first Literary
Supplement of the session. A two-fold policy has been declared
—that of interesting the student-reader ax well as encouraging
the student-writer. How well it has succeeded is something yet
to be estimated.
In the flrst place, we have used somewhat more fiction than
is as a rule to be found in these pages. There are several types
of the "short-short story" in this issue; it is a form we have had
to specialize in, owing to space limitations.
Another innovation is the introduction of "outside people"
into our columns. Well-known professionals in literary and
artistic lines have been asked to tell us something of their ideas
on auch things, and have responded generously. Two of these—
an editor and an author—appear in this issue.
Prizes have been offered for outstanding work in prose
and verse, and we take this opportunity of thanking the donors
very heartily for their interest in us. The awards are mentioned in another place.
Functions Of A Literary Supplement
It is strange, but a fact, that the Literary Supplement
of a university paper is not regarded as a fascinatingly interesting proposition. This was referred to in an editorial some
time ago, but—to prove the very point in question—few read
it. Therein it was declared that the purpose of the Literary
Supplement was to be sparkling as well as scholarly. This was
the avowed ideal, and it has proved difficult to live up to. In
the flrst place, what should interest the two thousand students
on this campus?—of whom perhaps half are reading this, in
further proof of the aforementioned fact. In the second place,
what does interest them? The first question is much the easier to
answer. They should be interested in all the output of the university. But in this small publication we obviously can deal only
with a small section. Literature is, after all, the raison d'etre
of the Literary Supplement, although in later issues it is proposed to include discussion of others of the arts. So—they who
read this should be interested in the art of letters. But as to
the second question—are they? Por the majority, the answer
is—yes, if you don't spread it too thick. At the sinister suggestion "High-brow?" they start away like affrighted deer. Accordingly, we have done our best to avoid that most heinous of
crimes. But for the sake of the more seriously inclined, we have
included something to bite on.
For these, who aeem (odd taste) actually to enjoy reading
the Literary Supplement, we hnve tried to provide inspiring
material. For that is another important function. We have done
our best to present work which i.s really worth attention. Besides being interesting, besides having that element of personal
appeal which enters into such work, we want to show material
which has at least the beginnings of technical excellence; and
we believe that we can boast of doing this in more than one instance. Also, we want to have work which has the spark of life
in it that makes the reader suddenly discover something new,
yet something which he has somehow known before, in less bright
and polished guise. Finally, most important of all, we are trying
to offer material which will lift the reader bodily from his comfortable chair and deposit him in front of his typewriter to do
likewise, only better. And that is no easy task; the chair is
exceedingly soft and sleepy, and though the typewriter (We speak
metaphorically; it may be a fountain pen or a stub of pencil)
looks from a distance exciting and delightfully simple, the facts
are otherwise. Not that writing i.s impossible—it is possible to
anyone; but it is not merely sitting down and reeling off masterpieces. It is plain hard work—with a kick to it. Says Rudyard
Kipling—"The magic of Literature lies in the words, and not in
any man. Witness, a thousand excellent, strenuous words can
leave us quite cold or put us to sleep, whereas a bare half-hundred words breathed upon by some man in his agony, or in his
exaltation, or in his idleness, ten generations ago, can still lead
whole nations into and out of captivity, can open to us the doors
of three worlds, or stir us so intolerably that we can scarcely
abide to look at our own souls. It is a miracle—one. that happens
very seldom. But secretly each one of the men with the words
has hope, or has had hope, that the miracle may be wrought again
through him."
And finally, we say, it were all too much to boast that this
is a cross-section of the literary life of the university; but we
have done our best to assemble representative work from all
quarters. All that it is really possible for the editor of a Literary
Supplement to do is to cry out to high heaven for material, and
then sit down and grind; and this we have done.
(Mr. H. L. Mencken is the editor
of   "Tbe   American   Mercury."   a
monthly renowned for its brilliant
modern   tempo.     He   turns   aside
from a very full and busy life to give
us an idea as to the editor's attitude
toward young writers.)
If I had time to write a long article,
I'd probably devote it to two things.
One is the extraordinary impatience of
young writers.    All  of them  want  to
print their stuff immediately,   lt seems
to me that the best work of tbe yours to
come will lie done hy those who are more
patient now.   1 think a beginner should
be willing to write for three or four years
without  printing  anything.    After  all,
writing oan be learned only by writing
and there is necessarily a large wastage
at  the start.
Another thing is this; that young
authors often offer their wares in tho
wrong markets, and at the wrong time.
Every day I receive, for "The American
Mercury, manuscripts that clearly cannot be printed in its pages. Home of
them would flt into "Liberty," and
others would lie more suitable for "The
Christian Herald." Why such errors are
made I can't make out. Pew young
authors seem to be aware that it is
easier to sell manuscripts during the
summer than at any other time. That
is because professional authors are usually resting then, and so the flow of
manuscripts subsides. Thus, it often
happens that an editor gets into a panic
in tne middle of the summer and is disposed to take things that he would avoid
in winter.
Night Effect
To appreciate the soul of a building,
one must sec it under interpretive conditions. One foggy night I was walking
down Richards Street when my attention
was arrested by the tall steeple of St.
Andrew's Church. In the daytime {his
building is tawdry to eyes which are accustomed to exquisite religious poems iu
stor.e. Hut on this one i i lit the fog and
the kindly darkness hid the painted
planks, cloaked its dnhness. There remained only the impressive line of its
structure. A squat, eirth-eliiuiing mass
rose from the street, a mass stolid as the
average church-goer, and like him, mainly concerned with the town and its
traffickings. But from this worldly mass
thero arose n prayer, a steeple gradually
freeing itself in its tapering from the unimaginative e.irth. A very prayer it
was, and at its heavenward end it pleaded
a cross. The sky above was dull red
with the city glow against the yellow fog, an
angry background like the wrath of some
old and very jealous (lod. lint the
Cross faced it bravelv, solidlv, conli-
\     Lumberyard Reverie
I     Around   us   all    is   still.     Across   the
! water a  piledriver,  with dull,  monoton-
i ous   thud,   heats  out   a   rhythm   to   the
' whining of the i'.iiws and the rumbling of
I wheels far in tlie distance.    We are resting    yet   only   our   limbs   arc   idle    our
cars being sensitively tuned to catch the
faintest   sound   of   an  approaching  footstep.      Above,    the   hot    afternoon   sun
| streams   down   jeeringly,   reminding   us
that  it   is only  three o'clock.    No one
; .s|>cuks, but the same thought, "Roll on,
I five," is in all our minds.
Hark!—The foreman raises his eye-
; brows and cautiously we sit up; he nods
; his head in confirmation of our dieads:—
j silently we scatter. Then comes his soft,
j low whistle—trooping back, we find it is
: only another workman, who, like our-
| selves, is seeking a momentary respite
from his labours.
j     Wc sink down again, and all is still.
-li.   C.
More Best Books in the World
Another collection of the one hundred
novels which he considers best in tho
world has been made in the Octolier
number of Srrihner's Magazine, by William l.yon Phelps in his column "As I
Like ll." Dickons figures largely on the
list, as well as the Russians, 'Iorgonev,
Tolstoi and Dostoevski. Dumas is important, Austen, Hardy. Scott and
Stevenson following closely. Richardson, Fielding, (loothe, Hugo, Hal.ac,
Thackeray, Hawthorne, I'.liot, Hjornson,
.lames, Mark Twain, anil Conrad are
mentioned more than once. Hut like so
many of these lists, this contains only a
very limited number of the novels of
today. There is one-tenth, to lie exact;
(ialsworthy's "Forsyte Saga," Ollivant's
"Hob, Soil of Battle," I.iomlon's "Call
of the Wild," Holland's "Jean Chris-
toplie," Wells' 'Tono-Himgnv," Bennett's "Old Wives' Tale," Hanson's
"(Irowth of the Soil," Wharton's "Age
of Innocence," I/ewis' "Dodsworth," and
Wilder's "Bridge of San Luis Rey."
So far so good; but it is an astonishing
thing that people of this century could
really so reverence, for instance, the
novels of Balzac. The tempo is not of
our times; to a modern reader—this one,
at least—Balzac seems hopelessly slow,
dud, and unimportant.
Happily Ever After
A Stage in the Career of Every Writer
The scene is an Author's Study, with bookcases, tables, large chairs and
so on. His large, rather luxurious work-table is seen on the left. At the
back Is a gigantic fireplace. This serves as a picture of the Author's mind,'
where the drama he is writing is being carried on. He is discovered hard
at it, his pen scraping busily. A light of its own illumines the fireplace,
which is separated from the rest of the stage by a veil of gauze. As the
curtain goes up, the Author's characters are acting their parts as he creates
them, behind the gauze.
The Heroine:
How sweetly peaceful our home is,
dear father!
The Old Father:
Ah, my daughter, and may it continue thus for many years. When I
sit here of a summer evening and
look at my roses—(He waves his hand
grandiloquently towards one side,
then looks bewildered)—My roses—of
course—-(Waves magnificently in the
other direction)—My lovely rosebuds—
The Author:
(Breaking in impatiently) Where are
the rosebuds? Oh, yes—around Nelly—(A sort of stage-manager, the
Author's Constructive Imagination,
brings in large pots of flowers; the
Heroine places herself among them in
an artistic pose.)
The Father:
(Continuing)   My  lovely rose-buds—
and in their midst the queen of them
The Author:
That's O.K. now.
The Heroine:
(Among the roses.)    Ah,  Father-
but let me tell you something—let
me come and sit by your side on my
little stool—
The Author:
(Hastily) Put a stool at his side. (The
Father Is standing) And him In an
armchair—(The stool and choir are
brought; the stage manager comes
back with a long clay pipe, which he
carefully puts in the old man's hand.)
The Stage Manager:
(To the Author) You forgot this. And
how about the country cottage background, with the morning-glories—
we used it in "Dawn's Sweet Song."
It's a bit chipped.
The Author:
That'll do, I guess.    Bring it on.
(A painted background    is    brought
into position.)    Go ahead.
The Heroine:
(Now   gracefully   reclining   on   the
stool) The Squire's son is back (Business of blushing.)
The Father:
What! Young Randall—Nelly, beware of that man, his heart is black 1
The Heroine:
(Sweetly innocent) Yes, but father—
I  must be polite to him, musn't I?
—And  besides  his  father  owns  our
The Author:
(Breaking in again)   No, that doesn't
sound  right.    She isn't supposed to
know that.    (To the Father)    You'd
better says it.
The Father:
(Obediently) And besides, his father
owns our cottage.
The Author:
(Doubtfully) That isn't right yet. But
it's an  important point.    How can  I
make that point?    Oh—here! (Calling
the Stage Manager)    You say it.
The Stage Manager:
Why should I say it?    I don't come
in here.   I'm not on at ail.
The Author:
Never mind—it's cot to he  in.
The Stage Manager
(Growling)    And besides—his father
owns our cottage.    (Going out)    It's
all wrong, though.    1 built that set
myself, and it belongs to the company.
The Author:
We'd  better bring the climax   on
now,   (Enter the Villain, properly accoutred.)
The Villain
Ha.    (The Heroine and the Father
start nervously.)
The Father:
Squire's son—here? (With broken
courtesy) Sit dow sir,—make the
most out of our poor house. (His
voice shakes) Draw up close to the
Are, and Nelly will bring you a mug
of porter. (The Villian stalks in,
looks about in vain for another chair,
and remains standing.)
The Stage Manager:
(Poking his head In.)   That's for the
interior  scene—it  won't get    across
The Author:
I  forgot.    Go  back,  Randall,  and
we'll mnke that again.    (The Villain
goes out, and enters again, standing
posed against the roses.)
The Villain:
Ha. (The Heroine and the Father
start again, rather automatically).
The Father:
Squire's son—here? Enter, sir,—
make the most of our small estate.
Sit down among the roses, and Nelly
will bring you a glass of buttermilk.
Tha Villain:
(At a loss)   Ha.
Th* Author:
No.    You said that before.
The Villain:
Nelly, I have come for my answer.
The Heroine:
(With  stereotyped   gestures)     What
answer?    What—what—what do you
mean ?
The Villain
And I mean to enforce my demands.
The Father:
What!   You would force ut out of
our  home—our  beloved   home—you
would deprive us of our last remaining support—you would drive us forth
—you would persecute us—you would
destroy us—all for an evil whim? (He
has risen in truly majestic grandeur,
and his voice has lost Its shake.)
The Villain:
I will force you out of your home
—I will drive you   forth—I   will—-
(Turning helplessly to the Author)
1 can't repeat all that.   He's stolen
my speech.
The Author:
No—that was your speech, except
the end. (To the Father, threatening) You keep in character. (The
Father mutters angrily—"My only
good line." The Author continues to
the Villain). Cut to "Demands."
The Villain
(As one reciting a well-known speech)
If you do not accede to my demands
—you will be ruined—if you do—you
will be destroyed. (Nods' with satisfaction.)
The Heroine:
Oh, where is our help?    (A loud
crash, and   thundering   horsehooves.
The Hero, complete wtth curly golden
hair, dashes in.)
The Author:
Too much noise, I'm afraid.
The Stage Manager:
(Around the corner)    You    said    It
would be effective.
The Author:
Yes, but—Ralph dosen't look as if
he could make that much noise. (The
Hero simpers.)
The Stage Manager:
(Disgusted with the Hero.)   Change
his looks.   (The Hero looks anxious.)
The Author:
Too much trouble.    (The Hero is relieved.)   But tone down on that noise.
(The Stage   Manager   retires.)   AU
The Villain:
Move but a step—rl have a dynamite
bomb concealed upon my person. Accede at once to my demands or—(A
pause; the Hero looks foolish.)
The Author:
Go on, go on; save the situation.
The Hero:
(Helplessly)    I don't know how.
The Author:
Oh ye gods.    And the number  of
times  you  have  been  through  this,
The Hero
(Defensively) Well—he owns tho
cottage—and the girl's promised—
and there's the dynamite bomb—I
don't know what to do.
The Heroine:
(Coming to his rescue briskly and
somewhat scornfully) And no wonder.
Here you've got the poor loon into
a perfectly impossible situation—and
you expect him to get out of it—and
you know as well as I do that he
hasn't the brains of a calf. (The Hero
giggles and looks appealing from one
to another.)
The Author:
Well—what can I do?    It's got to
go in the story—
The Heroine:
Let me do it.
The Author*.
(Aghast)   But you—you're the Heroine—and you're supposed to be fainting at this time anyhow.
The Heroine:
(Stubbornly) I won't faint. I'm
tired of it. I faint in every darn story
you put me tn.
The Author:
But that's the Heroine supposed to
The Heroine:
You're out of date a hundred years,
that's all.  .
The Author:
But it's what my public likes.
The Heroine:
Rats! (The other characters have
fallen out of their parts; the Father
is superciliously examining the roses,
which indeed are rather down-at-heel.
The Hero Is sprawled in the letter's
chair. The Villain is grinning in a
friendly matter at the Authors discomfiture. The Heroine continues)
And while we're talking about It—
I'm getting tired of this "poor Nelly"
business. And I don't like the things
you rig me out In. And I don't like
these emotional roles anyway.
The Father:
(Turning away from the roses; eagerly) And I've an idea too. I've always thought a little slapstick would
improve things—you know — just
good, clean fun. For Instance, in the
big fight scene—if Ralph here (Indicating   the   Hero,   who   looks  gently
(Continued on Page 6) October 24, 1980
foetro fage
T/terc wtH be a time when you
will f'imb
The stairs no more;
There will be a day, when you
will say,
/ cannot rise.
That time must come, whate'er
im done,
The body is laid down
We clone the eyes and here
The world is gone.
Beyond that veil, past all travail,
We cannot see.
And so through strife, which is
our life,
We come to Thee.
You stood upon the height with
folded arms,
A figure posed in graceful
And broodingly your eyes sur-
vyed the scene
Of sombre beauty deepening all
The dusky scarlet of the western
Burning above rough purple     ;
mountain peaks — !
A few dark clouds—the steely   :
vault above, j
Far-flecked tvith silver stars—  I
and. spread below \
In twilight calm, the shadowed '
From which the stored-up sun-\
set slowly seeped. j
You stood upon the height, thus.
nobly set,
A perfect part of all the beauty
there, |
Of all the beauty in the
universe . . ,
And as the last light faded from
the hills
It seemed that you must softly
vanish too,
Dissolving with the swiftly
melting day.
Grief-stricken, then, I flung my
body down
Upon the cooling earth, and
could not more
Or think, and only felt a hope-
leu* ache
And awesome marvelling . . .
. . . until your touch
Housed me to stir and view with
joy divine
Your moon-blessed resurrection
come to pass.
&obbe** of tbe Busfe
She is the goddess of the purple dusk,
Hers is the beauty of the misty night,
When the trees talk low in the afterglow
And the west is shimmering bright.
Soft-scented Wae in the garden dim,
First trembling star in the gleaming west,
So my lady seems in my twilight dreams,
The end of a sun-dazed quest.
Plume of the purple flower deep and rare,
Scenting the garden, with dew be-pearled,
Blooming fragrantly, full of glamoury,—
She shall scent the whole dark world!
Z\)t Jfiabel Cctleatone jfRatbap
J)me $oem*
You vague impressions of m.y spirit's course,
I blush to tread your tortured paths again;
Old rhymes of mine, 0 you that once gave pain
To ease a greater anguish, my remorse
Burns not for what I felt, but what you are'.
So foul a picture of brave things now far.
fttoo <£pttapb£(
/ want no blame or sympathy
Or honest tears or maudlin prayers.
Withdraw and stare not, passerby:
Let me conduct my own affairs.
I will not have my name emblazoned here
For fools to stare at, or foes left behind me
To mock.    Why should I advertize my tomb?
God aud my friends and the worms know where to find me.
—David Hamilton Brock.
Efce ftSl.U.ngfaon Jh^es
Readers of the Literary Supplement
who are actively interested in the Arts
will be interested in the announcement
of the Willingdon Arts Competition, now
in its Mrd year.
Emphasis is placed on the fact of this
being an "Open" contest. This means
that professionals as well as amateurs
are eligible, equal terms for all; of course,
offering a stiffer grade for beginners, but
at the same time a stimulating opportunity for amateurs. Nor is there any
reason why university students should
not turn out work of sufficient merit, to j
rank highly amongst that of profession-!
ids and "old bands." There should be
a freshness and vigor about undergraduate work, a new point of view, which
would single out  it  instantly.
The prises are to be awarded for music
(three of IKK) each), literature (four of
.7.1— two French and two English),
painting (one of $200) and sculpture (one
of |2(i0), The most important of tho
conditions arc thai competitors must be
British subjects in Canada, and that the
competition, as mentioned above, is
o|K)ii "Nom de plumes" must be used
in the ease of exhibits in Music and
Literature, with the real name enclosed
in a seated cnveln'ie. These contributions should Vie marked on the outside
"Willingdon Arts Comiietition," and
addressed to James F. Crowdy, Governor General's Office, East Block, Ottawa.
The English literature prizes are to lie
awarded for an essay of not more than
five thousand words on "Tendencies in
Modern Fiction," and an ode of not less
than twenty-five or more than seventy-
five lines, subject and fonn to be chosen
by the competitor, Those interested in
the details of these, or of the music,
printing and sculpture contests are invited to get in touch with the Literary
Editor, who will he ulad to supply them.
Our earth is full of crouching things, and men with shadowed
Who love their fears and fair their love, and smother light
with lies.
They miss all valiant loveliness with hate of pain and scars, —
Look up, ye sorry earth-born to the message of the stars!
Coronis sings of glory, and deep Sirins of faith,
The Pleiades are glamoury, Virgo's a silver wraith.
From his far height Polaris sends a grave and glorious call —
Put the Southern knight Orion is the greatest of them all!
Orion, great Orion, with his lordly lifted hand; —
He calls across the shimmering blue to those who understand.
His messages are chivalry, and gallantry, and fire,
He is the starry soldier, and the lover of the lyre.
"Oh, little comrade, courage now, and leave your darkling fear;
Your tiny world is rolling still, and you and I are here; —
Yea, we will still be laughing when your tiny world is gone,
For you and I are stuff that's made of white fire and gold dawn."
Our earth is woeful full of things that should not dare to be,
And yet there is an open way to beauty high and free; —
Oh, seek for valiant loveliness, nor shrink at gallant scars —
Look up, ye blind and fearful, to the glory of the stars!
©ream people
At night they often come, '•
Not slowly in solemn spectrelike trains
But gay and frolicsome,
Not denizens of other ghostlier
But clothed in human names;
But, when Apollo hails the day
with dawn
And fills the east with flames,
Alas, they vanith and are gone.
I reach and take their hands
And, thus, with other names
and ohter facts
We journey in medieval lands
That other times are but as
dreamland places,
I touch them—live and warm—
And e'en the trees, the birds, the
horses don
For that hour solid form j
And then, as sudden, they are
Are these but made of air?
'Tis strange how real that
company seems
So gay and debonnair,
My friends from the country of
fading dreams.
I see them but a space,
But, Oh, I care! So much to
them I'm drawn.
The sun shines on my face. —
Where are they?   They have
With the wings of the tide
o'er the sea we ride:
till we lap the shores
of the Promised Land,
where the soul adores:
then sinks in the sand
with reluctant breath —
the deep sand of Death.
Caprice Vtennoi*
(As It might be danced to Kreisler'. music)
The stage is draped with velvet, dark as sleep,
And silence soft as velvet hangs like mist,
When suddenly from far deep backgrounds creep
Slim figures, coming as to keep strange tryst
With fairies, on some far, elf-haunted strand; —
A throng of colors — silver and gold-red
It flow • apart.  The leader of each hand
Comes forward.
First, bending stately head,
A golden girl in robes of gypsy shades,
Her wide skirts sweeping round her, pirouettes,
Bends low, her colors billowing, and glissades.
Then crmes a girl, her dress like some Pierrette's,
Of silver, with a silver wig and shoes,
Who laughs, and, standing poised, waves twinkling hands;
To look at her, all silver, is to muse
On bubbles, rainbows, sunlight on ttrange sands,
Sea-gulls . . . Then she steps back and smiles,
And with her company fades all away, .
And back again, with magic swiftness, files
The golden group, bright as the dawning day.
Now comes a dance of Spanish grace and pride,
A minuet of sweeping golden-reds;
The dancers stately turn and bow and glide,
And bend dark, graceful, gypsy-kerchiefed heads.
The band first forms a sparkling double line,
And two by two the dancers pace it down,
Wreathing it goldly like some magic vine,
And at the end, a bow with billowing gown.
They weave it like a living golden rope,
And tivist and inter-twist it, turn, ana sweep,
Bend low once more, and let its shining scope
Stretch wider as they separate, yet keep
The pattern c'early.  Then they swiftly turn
And, always dancing, fade into the black;
Their figures in the dark like candles burn,
Like golden candles then are all blown back
To nothingness.  And there, alone at last,
Is the slim leader, who now twirls once more,
And stands as though she were a statue, cast
In deep rich gold, then, fading as before,
Slips out, and all that brilliant band has passed.
But now again the stage is swiftly filled
With dancing figures, all in silver^ clad.
It is like frieze-work by some artist skilled
In worlcr exquisite, fairy-like, and glad.
But now the silver girl who leads them whirls
From out among them, pirouettes again ;
And, following her, the band, all shimmering, swirls,
Into a dance that shines like summer rain.
Two lines they form, as did the golden group,
And twinkle down the lines on silver toes,
And in and out between them sioiftly loop,
While those within the lines, all gleaming, pose,
Until they look like frozen water-sprites,
Stilled in their loveliness until the Spring
Returns, releases, and once more delights
Their opened eyes with sight of her again.
So does the leader, as she skims the line,
Set free the dancers, and their silver chain
Dissolves itself,  now o.  glistening  vine..
Hid silver ripples, as they whirl in glee,
Are formed, — and then, just as the joyous dance
Is loveliest, they vanish  magically
Into the darkness, with a backward glance
Of wistful gaiety, all silvery-sad.
The leader pauses, and white fingers flirts,
Then fades, her final mood a gesture glad,
A ruffled whirl of shining silver skirts.
(Continued from Page 8»
rutn ..." Say something you fool.
—Then in a low voice he faltered, "I
lose forwarding address of previous
guest—I leave it here I think—such
a dummox I am, yes." It sounded
Shamefaced he heard the actor
say, "Sounds weak, Mr. Straum, but
perhaps you are right; you have a
good name. I little like affairs of
this kind anyway. But I will leave,
at once.   Please get out."
Hymie stumbled out and went slowly down the stairs, his mind still dulled
by his unpardonable act, wondering
vaguely why a mere box could have
made him do It. He wished fervently,
that he had never seen it; he didn't'
care what  it contained.
Some time later he heard Stratton
descend and hurried to tho door with'
apologies.   Stratton, austere and cold
paused, In his hand, the box. |
"Mr. Stratton," began Hymie in a
low voice , . . then ho noticed the box.
A voice surely not bis own quickened
and said,
"The box, what is in it please?"
Momentarily stopped by the audacity and abruptness of the remark,
the actor looked at the eager face
and in a chill voice replied,
"Not that it is any of your business, Mr. Straum, but I have taken
this box with me to every performance
The years swept by on colored
And she, who loves them all,
is gay,
For every sunbeam-smitten day
And star-gilt evening—see, all
Are circled 'round in rainbow-
For her each spring-time robin
And every magic sunset flings
Its madden banners in her
way . . .
The years swept by.
How dully to her wraps sh*
And how her foolish words she
strings, —
"Yes, winter is well on the way,
The wind is very cold today!
With such sad spells for youth-
filled things
The years swept by.
at which I play" He laughed, a
short, i.onical laugh, and opened the
box, disclosed to Hymie Straum what
was undoubtedly a rabbit't foot.
October 24, 1930
1    jAbout Jto look    I
"The hite Mr. Justice Crayfish finds
himself ascending a flight of steps leading to a gate. Tie recogni.es the gatekeeper us one whom he has known and
loved once. He is doubtful whether he
will not awake in the world he has known,
but, seeing a City beyond the gate, asks
the gatekeeper to let him through so-
that he way visit the city. The gate
keeper assures hitn that the way to the
farther City lies backward through the
streets of the City that tho judge has
Jus! left. Bui the gatekeeper—-who professes himsc'f ii fiddler by trude—-wll)
piny the tune of entering, and will accompany the judge on his long pit^rimtige.
He plays the tune, and the judge retraces
his steps through his life.
This is the "Argument'' upon which
Humbert Wolfe's long epic poem, his
latest work, is based. It ih not so much
an epie, after till, us a series of pictures
of the adventures of the judge's lifo; ae
he truces it from its beiiinninu. l'hc
lodge's father is discovered discussing
his son's future with his conscience. The
conscience is for letting hitn 110 to college,
while the father's own inclinations nre
towards a business career. Hays the
"In the City
they sell and buy,
and nobody ever
nsks them why."
"Hut since it contents them
to buy and sell,
Ood forgive them I
They might as well."
There is also a cryptic observation on
the Stock Market:
"—us regards the
leopard's spots,
they simply offer them
in lots
to the confiding
public, who
do what they're damn-well
told to do."
Conscience wins and John Crayfish goes
to Oxford.   Here we find him discussing
future careers with a friend.   A wealth
of delightful epigrams may be discovered
amongst these long discussions.   As for
instance, when journalism is touched on:
" You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God I the
British journalist.
But, seeing what
the man will do
unbribed, there's
no occasion to."
Then comes the adventure of lovo, with
a host of lyrics—ending, says the Argument, with "friendship in disillusion."
Various incidents in his career as a ber-
rister follow, sprinkled still with laughable tit-bits as well as breath-taking
loveliness; the songs of the Fiddler,
which appear at the beginning and end
of each period, ure full of the delicate
wonder which hus become a characteristic of Humbert Wolfe.
Finally,   having  traversed  the  whole
Uncelestial City from youth to old age,
Mr. Justice Crayfish is back at the great
gate, and sees the Celestial City of the
hill.   The book ends with an invocation:
"be near us when we build our city,
the builders' plan with starshine,
turn the nrick
with the courses of dawn, and let the
sun divulge
the secret of his gold arithmetic-
... Send the crusaders, spirit, through
sunset drawn
along the western Hoiunarks of thy
Be near us always, but most of all when
breaks, and we see thy City on the
Humb.irt Wolfe might almost be called
the Keats of our day, save that his work
is sturdier than Keats' ever wits, and his
somewhat cynical sense of humor crops
out in unexpected places. There is a
clear. Grecian homily uImhiI his poetry,
which mighl be expected, for he lias devoted whole volumes to translations of
Greek lyrics and epigrams.
This book is a brilliant autobiography. Major Yeats-Brown has
escaped the fault that many auto-
blographists make in overcrowding
their story with unimportant details.
He has the natural gift of selecting
that which is most sure to attract the
reader. The vividness of his descriptions is the outstanding character of
the book. He not only photographs
a scene but places the reader actually in the scone. One can not help
but experience the energy of the polo
match and the exitement of the sport
of pig-sticking.
The author commences the story of
his life with his entry Into the Indian
Army. He describes his experiences
in the tent, on the parade ground and
in the tedious position of keeper of
the army files. His fellow officers,
his servants, and all those who come
in contact with him are brought to
life with a great deal of individuality.
He has a happy habit of placing
himself In the background and showing us the things that he did and saw
as though he was only an observer.
The people of India interested him
and he speaks of the Hindus, their
customs, their religion and the revolting ceremonies which are part of
their religion. Theosophy attracts
him and he tells of his experiences
with the Theosophists and "Gurus."
He compares his civilization with that
of the East. He observes at the time
when Christianity is beginning to
lose its hold over its followers '.hat
the East is losing faith in us. He notices that modernism has not changed
the customs and religion at all.
Perhaps his dissertations   on   Theo
sophy might have more shorter—yet
it shows us .something more of the j
author—of his own personal medita-
tions. !
Something of the athmosphere of j
India, which seems so hard to obtain
by some writer, has been instilled
into this book, and one feels that it
is a valuable contribution to the reader's knowledge of a country which at'
the present moment is so important
to obtain. —M.S.F.
After tho success of the "Good
Companions" one hardly expects that
Mr. Priestly should write a book so
soon that in many ways is superior
to his former novel. This time the
story is laid in London and here the
writer gives us something of the life
of tho dark, of the middle class business man and of the vicissitudes of all
those people who have anything to
do with the office of Messrs. Twlgg
and Dersingham, the exporters.
The method of treatment of this
book is extremely broad. In fact it
almost reminds one of Dickens. The
plot is hardly long enough to war-
tant such a varied treatment, However, this is not so noticeable as one
is attracted by the author's interesting character sketches of different
kinds of people. The descriptions of
different scenes are also very lifelike
such as the London pool and the
residential club for women. In fact
it Is by these two characteristics that
one most remembers the book. One
shares with Mr. Smeeth. the cashier,
his fear of losing his job and having
to stand in the bread line. Comedy
is mixed with pathos when one sees
Mr. Turgis, the clerk driven mad by
miseredit-d love. One experiences
with Miss Matfield, the secretary of
Twigg and Dersingham, the frightful
monotony of her lodgings in the Bur-
penfleld Residential Club. The charwoman who swept out the office in
the morning, the barmaid at the pub
and the young and old maids at Miss
Matfleld's club all possess their typical individuality.
There is less sentimentality in this
novel than in the "Good Companions"
and the book is much more human.
Mr. Priestley sees the interesting and
amusinc side of life and people, but
so far has not shown any real concentration of character or plot.
whatever false notions he may have
been led to cherish through the efforts
of legend-mongers and writers of
The reviewer continues, "Professor
Ashton is at his best in the critical
chapters which, though they savor of
materia scholastica, contain lucid
analyses of Moliere's comedies, establish them as objective and not autobiographic creations, and give a just
valuation to a dramatist in whose
ballets even a king did not scorn to
take part."
It is with pleasant anticipation
that we await the flrst sight of this
book, after spending pleasant hours
—us well as a few unpleasant ones,
for who enjoys cramming?--with the
first book, "A Preface to Mollere." It
!s an inspiring thing to Bee a man
nterested enough in his work to make
such a thorough and interesting research Into it.
"MOLIERE"—by H. Ashton—Dutton.
The "Bookman" of August of this
year contains a review of Professor
Ashton's "Moliere" which should be
of interest to students of this university, especially those in the department of which he is head. It is
"avowedly written both to inform the
ordinary reader and to purge him of
Ourselves and John Masofield are
being deplored. We are being deplored
auaterly and at length in an article
in "The   Bookman"   by   one   Odell
Shepard.   Says Mr. Shepard—who, as
a Professor of   English  at   Trinity
College Hartford, ought to know better—"The setted boyishness of much
of Masefleld's writing is, I think unmistakable, and in almost any other
! time than ours, in which childhood
and youth  aro absurdly overpraised
1 and deferred to and imitated, it would
! have been pointed out more promptly."   Oh, Mr. Shepard! La!
Mr. Shepard deplores, moreover,
"the crudity and violence of 'The
Everlasting Mercy' and 'The Widow
in the Bye Street*." Many readers,
he feels, "have been beguiled into
thinking that these represent' reality' . . . One does not doubt the facts;
one merely says that they do not tell
the truth." That is what one merely
says; and perhaps they are not the
truth in Mr. Shepard's constituency.
Although it is said that great poetry
may be written about life in any of
its phases, it is difficult to conceive
an "Everlasting Mercy" being written about Mr. Shepard's. Of the
marvellous scene in the tavern, where
! the mission worker talks to Saul
1 Kane, he says "we find passion and
intensity of the grossest sort naively
I juxtaposed with alleged religious ex-
Jiericnce . . . Most significant is the
erk from gin to the Holy Presence,"
, Here is the passage:
I Miss Bourne stood still and I stood
J And "Tick.   Slow.   Tick.   Slow" went
j the clock.
i She said, "He waits until you knock."
She turned at that and went out
Si grinned and winked, his missus
I heard her clang the Lion door,
I marked a drink-drop roll to floor;
It took up scraps of sawdust, furry,
And crinkled on, a half inch, blurry;
A drop from my last glass of gin;
And someone waiting to come In,
A hand upon the door latch gropen
Knocking the man inside to open.
I know the very words I said,
They bayed like bloodhounds in my
"The water's going out to sea
And there's a great moon calling me;
But there's a great sun calls the
And all God's bells will carol soon
For joy and glory and delight
Of someone coming home tonight."
But Mr. Shepard thinks that Saul
"will  soon  tire of hard  labor with
Farmer Callow—and  when  he tires
he will turn to something else very
passionate and intense."
"We need not wonder, therefore,"
continues the commentator complacently, "that John Masefleld has written a good deal for hoys, or that much
of his popular work gives the impression of having been written by a boy."
As I suppose, one of Masefleld's "most
popular works" is "Dauber"; no one
who has read "Dauber" will forget it
again. But they will not remember
it as being a good, wholesome boys'
book; nor, I venture to remark, will
they look on It wtth kindly Interest,
as being the work of a youthful and
unreflective boy.
"The fact is," Mr. Shepard concludes, "that when John Masefleld no
longer tries to write like John Masefleld, he can wrte about simple things
and emotions as well as any one now
at work." So we may all cheer up
again. There is some hope extended
for the Poet Laurate, and no doubt
even "childhood and youth" may yet
have some redeeming features, and
the world be saved.
A book of Indian tales by the late
Isabel Ecclestone Mackay. in whose
memory a Poetry Prize Is now offered
at the University, will be published In
Canada this month by McClelland and
Stewart. Prof. Charles Hill Tout,
one of the highest authorities on
Indian lore, says in his introduction:
"It is true to the native mind, and
much less a product of the writer's
own imagination, than most products
i of its kind."
I    "The Complete Poems"    of Isabel
| Ecclestone  Mackay   are  being   published by the same company and wtll
■ be in the bookstores for the Christmas trade.
Happily Ever After
(Continued from Page 4)
aggreable) could just catch Randall
tripping with a banana peel—I've
thought it all out- -I'm sure everyone
would enjoy  it.
The Villain:
(Indigently)    Oh Yeah?
The Author:
My   characters   using   slang!    My
characters debasing the lofty  art of
fiction with  banana peels!    It's  impossible!
The Heroine:
(Impudently)     Well—what   are   you
going to do about it?
The Author:
I  ahould descend to such levels—
The Heroine:
They're not as bad as the levels
you've descended to already; dynamite
bombs, heavens! Why not a little
sophistication—a little more modern
(Kipping down the gauze veil) We've
merely come alive, dear Author. And
now, if you only knew it—
The Villain:
Don't you realize—?
The Heroine:
(Very scornful) He'd probablly think
it was bunk anyway.
The Villain:
But he's doing his best. Shouldn't
we let him in on this?
The Heroine
Oh well—but Authors are so unbelievably stupid —. No just relax
and we'll show you how the thing is
really done.
The Author
But—here? (They hav* come into
thr studv proper.)
Tht Heroine:
No, dope. In your mind, of rourse.
Now—go to it.
They return to their stage and disappear from our sight. But the
Author is writing swiftly and happily, the light from the standing lamp
falling over his shoulder, as
The curtain falls.
Writing Poetry
(Continued from Page 3)
But even so you are still only at
the free-verse-stage, so while you are
abot.it it, why not impose upon your
creation the benoncencies of rhyme?
Rhyme is dynamic, and a priceless
thought, Bayard-like, should be sans
peur et sans r.proche.
So now lift "wonderfully" and all
that goes with it into the first line to
rhyme with "reality" in the third.
Almost aything of that sort is allowable nowadays, owing to the frenized
seriousness of your occupation. A
sense of humor in all real poems is
generally  voted   ridiculous.
"Home," too, is surely a trifle domestic, so substitute abode." This
commits you to a clever rhyme for
"abode," but nothing beyond your powers; "road" will do. Life as a Road, you
know; while the traditional hollow-
ness of Life, as hinted at, can be
typified by a "barn" suspected to be
the 'V.bode" which Life is to "abhor."
One or two other minor alterations are
always suggested by the mere act of
scribbling in pencil. Lastly, let us
see what you have got:—
5.   Can Death mean simply and wonderfully,
Some Barn at the End of our Road,
Which Life in the Light of
Abhors as an earthly abode?
There now, that is something like—
something; the capitalized nouns
alone should go for something, only be
sure not to labour the good work.
As you have now reached the sublime-stage of this mechanical process,
he very shy of looking at the result a
third time, for that way lies Homeric
laughter. Also now it is that your
illusions should prove most useful,
for if you have preserved them intact
you will now have a r.ql poem, After
all, you simply daren't go beyond
"barn," For further information,
apply to: —
The Materialist
(Continued from Page M)
"And this is the very rhai.ce, Mr.
l/owrif! We can come up here on the
hank and watch for ourselves The
materialistic  mind
"Yen," 1 agreed, "a very liood plan.
I'd like to have this chance to- -■"
"Certainly. A most interesting case
of psychic recurrence. I remember Dr.
Morton records a case--"
"But what time does the moon rise,
Miss Skellings?"
"Not until fairly late, 1 think; at
eleven or thereabouts. Dr. Morton—"
"Shall we say eleven o'clock, then,
Miss Skellings?" I rose. "I'll meet you
on the veranda." Dr. Morton had no
appeal for me at the moment. I left Miss
Skellings gazing rapturously at the shore,
and sauntered down the hill and along
the little street, which was empty and
dusty as usual. The telegraph office was
empty—the clerk at dinner, and the door
unlocked—negligence on the part of that
young employee, but 1 could forgive him
if the company could. . .
At precisely eleven o'clock that night,
Miss Skellings and I stepped out on to
the veranda, just silvered by the rising
moon. I murmured, "Miss Skellings—
surely there is no necessity for you lo
come. I can satisfy my materialistic
doubts and return; no need for you to
risk possibly hostile contact with another
world.''    In vain.
I     "Tush,"   was   the   answer,  spoken   in
j ihe  same   tones.     "A   mo:;t   interesting
ctiM' of repetitive phenomena.    Dr. Mor-
Ion records just  such an experiment
I     We stole down the creaky steps, and
, climbed stealthily up the dark little path,
unwilling   further   to   startle   our   good
landlady.    Once a I tlie lop of the rise, 1
hurried my companion and myself into
a    convenient    clump    of   salmonherry
bushes, and wo lay low.
The silver moon-trail mioss the still
waters of the bay grew longer and wider.
The moon was at its glorious height
when we saw tho shape of a boat cross il
slowly, propelled by invisible means.
Miss Skellings clutched at my arm. The
noiseless shape was approaching the
wharf. We now made out dim figures
poling it along with long oars, strangely
untique in method and design.    Listen-
" What's that? No fish-boat out this
time o'night," suddenly cried souu-oi e.
They all stopped, and were listening.
"My Gawd, wc nottu net out of here-
quick,"  another said.
"We've not the ratine on all of you!
Stand just where you are'" I yelled.
They looked around, bewildered, for my
clump of sj.liiionherrics was serving me
well. I tired, just once, purely for illustrative purposes. "Now hold ihat,"
I   instructed,    'and   keep  still."
A few seconds later the patrol-boat
was making fast beside the rum-runner,
"Hold everything! Here we are!" was
the cheering hail; it was three revenue
officers, jumping ashore one after another.
1 crawled from behind the salmonberries,
followed somewhat stiffly by Miss Skel-
"Frisk 'em, Johnston. Where'sIx>wrie?
Come on down, boy. Sure lucky we
picked up that wirelesw of yours. Got
the goods on thorn this trio, all right". . .
"Miss Skellings," said 1, a little later,
" This is Captain Callahan, my chief.
We knew that this gang was working
somewhere in these parts, so I was a
real estate man on a holiday to round
them up. Chief, Miss Skellings put mo
on tho track. She got it all out of the
landlady, too."
"Nice work. Miss Skellings. Lowrie's
the brightest boy in the service." The
chief grinned and turned to look over the
bales of excellent hooch.
Miss Skellings stared at me. finally
slw> nodded Iter head three times, slowly, and si.id, "Mr l.owric I begin- 1
really begin to see some ol the uood
points of the materialistic mind." And
licr laugh rung nut over the moonlit bay,
The Nobility of the Campus    !
That head looks interesting, nnd so
I picked it out.   Hut it doe* not go ou to
say how noble are the college students, :
II merely roasts fraternities with great i
vigor Possibly the situation in the
other side is more desperate than here.
At any rate, after explaining that, members are chosen on the basis of looks,
money, connections and "activities," the.
author concludes with the statement
that lie finds fraternity boys "a little
less intellectual and a little more agreeable,1' nnd io leaves us wondering whether
it wns a slum or not
Moods of Rain
As I was walking .along a gravelled
path the other day, I reflected what different effects various kinds of rain could
have 'in one. For example, the kind
falling around me stimulated rather
than depressed  me.
In front of mc the rain was beating
up little fountains in tiie innumerable
puddles along the path. The distinct
sounds made each droplet combined together into delicate, formless music;;
torrents of water streaming through nearby drain-pipes made a cheery chuckling
sound. The general harmony around me
impelled me to add to it; like a boy of
ten I splashed through the puddles,
whistling in time to my steps.
To right and left I could distinguish
the vague forms of houses, their ugly
realities hidden behind a veil of mist—
seen thus, they might have been castles
in Cumelot, and it was with such romantic reflections that I occupied myself. Conscious of the universal wetness
outside and my own warmth and dryness
inside my overcoat, I experienced a sense
of well-being and self-sufficiency which
further stimulated my musings. I was
wholly content with myself.
Soon, however, I was forced to appreciate my material environment again.
With the passing of daylight it became
darker ami colder and the ruin began to
come down in a solid bank of gray water.
No longer did it make music as it fell;
nil 1 could hear was a deadening, monotonous rustle. A« the rain came harder
and harder in malevolent gusts, it soaped
iu at my wrists and lient through my
overcoat at the shoulders, I lost my
sense ol' sclf-sulhViency in a growing discomfort, and even began to fc'ir tlie ruin;
I had lo fight against an impulse to rim
mul take shelter,    I was oppressed witli
floomy thoughts of illness and death -
began to fear the solitude which before
had scorned so pk'iiHiiiit. Shut off from
the rest of the world bv opaque musses
of nun, I felt very old. 1 could not longer
resist a mood of introspection und self-
revelation. I wns thrown buck in my
mind on those realities of life which the
immature souls cannot help but, fear.
Suildei ly I turned nnd ran to the nearest
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What a Life!
What a Life!
A Mucketeer,
And self-appointed Iconoclast,
Is moved
To bad poetry
By my Issue
Or a week ago
Of D'esBrlsay's epistle,
week ago.
He speaks sllj
Which, all agree,
ls the biggest scoop
In many years.
And he implies
That if a Soph
Had lost his pants
He would not want
Them back again.
And then he drags in ads,
For which, thank God,
I am not responsible.
He doesn't even sign his name.
Perhaps he fears
That if he did,
I would offer him
My job.
So he could stay
Till 2 A.M.
(It once was 7 A.M.)
And edit a "Ubyssey,"
And have the pleasure
Of supplying inspiration
To nascent (and nescient) poets.
—Edgar Brown.
I disagree thoroughly with the letter in the last issue of this paper, cri
ticising Fun and Fundamentals. Personally I think a vote of thanks
should be sent to K. M. C. for substituting something readable for the
usual—er—lucubration. I have only
one point of criticism for the cow
milking article. It is inaccurate. It
speaks of walking past a row of staring cows. Now, as I remember cow
barns, it would be extremely difficult
for a cow to stare at a passer-by.
I print herewith a letter on the
Arts-Science brawls, addressed to this
column. If Arts is not thoroughly
dead, this should rouse a storm of
protest. As this column is limited in
capacity I suggest that correspon
dence on this topic should be ad'
dressed to the editor-in-chief.
Dear R.A.P.;
Can nothing be done to give the
Sciencemen a break?   They do manu
facture such pleasant young wars-
it's a pity the scrimmage should be
so one sided.
Hopefully I've waited two years
for Arts to break lose and paint the
entire Science faculty red; I've stood
up for the white collars in every
Arts-Science scrap, but Monday's
fight was the straw that broke the
camel's back. Artite though I am,
to parodize the Science battle-cry,
"I don't give a damn for all the Arts-
men at varsity." Such a crowd of
vapid, spineless, prid.less wovms
(with the exception of a small handful who tried to kill off Science) deserves the contempt of every Artite.
If ever a faculty needed to be slaughtered, it's the bloated with conceit
Sciencemen, but Arts will sit on the
floor and study on boxes before they'll
avenge the constructive job the en-
?ineers made of their table, and as
or their pride—I  dare any one of
them to defend himself.
Sincerely yours,
Janet Hughes, Arts '33.
* *    *
My friend, C. R. (Nifty) de L.—
Horwood, has attacked the respected
editor-in-chief on the matter of his
O. T. C. remarks, yet I feel that in
his (C. R. etc's.) letter he does a
grave injustice to certain worthy men.
He suggests that the editor borrows
his outbursts from the janitors.
That is an unspeakable slur on a
sober and efficient body of men.
♦ •    *
Dear R.A.P.
Don't bother about any advice about
Aloysiua. I don't need it any more.
We went to u class party and it was
simply wonderful. I think he is the
nicest  boy.
Yours truly,
P.S. I am just tickled to death with
his moustache.
Lost: "Silence Lectern" from pedestal in main ball-way of the library.
Any fraternity found harbouring this
sign after October 25, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
j Litany Coroner
Ten pretty college girls standing in
a row
Waving ties and hankies
As the ship began to go.
Early in the voyage
They came and borrowed string
And as they did their washing
They all began to sing.
There are stockings and 'jamas
And all sorts on the line,
And If the weather keeps like this
It sure will be fine.
But the wind begsn to alter
And the ship began to chop
And the appearance of the washing
Was altered quite a lot.
First there went some stockings
While pyjamas followed too,
And the owners of the articles
Were feeling pretty blue.
And luckily for someone
The 'jamas went on top,
And tne owner of these pretty things,
Well—I'd better not.
Her pals came down and told us
So we sent her a wee note,
And when she came to answer it
Her friends stood round to gloat.
"Where did you get them?*7
Were the flrst words that she said,
'Cos I've been most uncomfy
Without them in my bed.
I've lost other bits of undies
And it does seem a shame
'Cos without my pink and blue ones
I surely can't go home.
I've told her not to worry
And we'd see what we could do
To ease her injured feelings
And stop her feeling blue.
But tho' we tried our darndest
'Tis sad to relate,
Her prayer remained unanswered
By the master of her fate.
NOTE: This epistle was written for
ono of the member's of the Woman's
Basketball team by the purser on
board S.S. Duchess of Athol.
The Return
Chang Suey
Jane and Jessie
Dear Editor:
Would you believe the scandelous
behavior on the part of some "gentlemen" in this University In replying
to our polite Want Ad of Tuesday,
with such uncalled for audacity as
the following. We were over-whelmed
with replies and have found two dazzling youths with a cute Ford (not a
Cord) to take us. We want you to
print the two letters we enclose.
Jane   and  Jessie  Jones
Jane  and  Jessie:
Do you think the opposite sex is
dumb, or what? If you can't go
with the boys you drew, you had
better not go at all. (And we both
had blanks!) Take it from me,
you're not so hot!!!!
Compliments of Sc. '34.
(He nearly broke our hearts.)
Dear Red Hot Mamas:
May we tako you to the Arts '31?
We have a car. We are hot! 1 I
Guaranteed! We are total abstainers
—We will show you a good time.
(These nice boys answered on green
paper.    Imagine.)
What People Are Saying:
Ron Grantham: "I must stagger in and see hew the girls are
getting on."
Bessie Robertson: "No one in
the pub can shock me now."
Dr. Carrothers: "We live
now not by what we save but
by what we borrow,"
Enid Wyness: "There's nothing I like better than Executive meetings."
Jean Spencer: "I'm known as
a person who keeps her mouth
Dr. Sedgewick: "Between you
und me Mr. Larson's a hit of a
Puritan. If that gets to his
ears I will flunk this whole
Dr. Shrum: "I hnve nothing
to say."
Dorothy Myers (on phone):
"M: Boyd? this is tbo University speaking."
Bill Seldcr: "If the Ubyssey
slanders me I won't givo them
any complimentary tickets."
Ron Grantham: "There should
be more graft around this
Chapter 8
The Disappearance of Chang Buey
"So, Ah Goom, this is the wsy in
which you obey my orders," said the
Golden Lotus with Rldlngtonian dignity.  "Release these men,"
With a villainous scowl the leader
of the Chinamen rose to his feet and
cut our bonds with his dagger. The
priestess gave a command in Chinese
and the followers of Bunt filed out of
the cell one by one, eyeing us with
"Come," the Golden Lotus said,
"Follow me."
We stepped outside into the larger
room, and looked around us with
astonishment at the scene of indescribable confusion that met our eyes.
Everything was wrecked: the walls
cracked, Furniture smashed, and on
the floor lay corpses of Chinamen,
some in the robes of Bunt and others
still clasping their murderous wing-
jings. I thought of Science raids on
Artsmen and smiled pitying at the
comparison. Even the Publications
Office in its most flourishing days did
not look like this.
Then suddenly I stopped still in
rmazement. The Crime Machine has
disappeared—and there was no sign
of tne insidious Dr. Chan Suey I
"The Crime Machine! Chang Suey!
Where are they?" I gasped
The Golden Lotus turned pale at
the arch-fiend's name. "There was a
terrible fight in the corridor and the
door-way," she explained. "We did
not see Chang Suey. He must have
made his escape before we broke into
the room."
"The sliding panel," I murmured
and Anderson nodded.
"How did you get here?" Anderson
asked, turning to the priestess.
"Our spies are everywhere. Some
of the priests followed Chang Suey
when he left the temple, We had a
confederate here," she replied.
"But how did you get here?" I
asked Anderson.
"I am a great detective as well as
a great business manager, as you
know," he said quietly. "I also have
spies. Money goes a long way, and I
leave cheese-paring economy to the
unsophisticated Students' Council."
I could not conceal my admiration
for the great man, No wonder thn
Alma Mater Society paid him two
hundred and fifty dollars a year. He
waa worth it.
Arnold Anderson turned to the
Golden Lotus. "Madam, you have
saved us from the Crime Wave, and
we are deeply grateful," he said gravely. "How can we repay you? I can
give you my autographed photograph
as a member of the Big Block aristocracy."
The Golden Lotus glanced at the
Chinamen lounging in the doorway,
then came close to us.
"Save me," she whispered. "Save
me from the Society of Bunil
Anderson and I stared in amazement. "But you are high priestess!"
I stammered. "Yes, but a captive,"
she replied in a low voice.
Arnold Anderson gazed cautiously
around the room, grim determination
stamped on his handsome features.
"The secret panel! You saw Chang
Suey disappear. Where did he stand?"
he asked me rapidly.
I indicated the place on the wall
where I remembered the Chinese
scientist had stood when Anderson
had first entered. My friend nodded,
and a minute later sauntered to the
spot and leaned against it, with his
hands behind him. I accompanied
him, and standim* beside him, also
searched for the hidden spring. The
Golden Lotus stood near, and the three
of us pretended to be deeply engaged
in conversation about the weather. As
Anderson and I had been to Varsity
functions we could do this perfectly,
and excited no suspicion from tho
watching Chinese guards.
Suddenly there came a click, and
an opening appeared behind Anderson. Instantly the room was in darkness. Turning, we stepped into the
void, and heard the panel clang lie-
hind ua, Wc were in a narrow passage In inky blackness.
Cautiously we made away along
the passage, descended a flight of
stairs, followed a damp tunnel and
at the end cume upon a ladder, above
which was a trap door. Rubbing his
shin, by which he had found the ladder, Anderson ascended, opened the
trnp-door and called on the priestess
and mo to follow. In a minute wo
found ourselves in the interior of an
empty garage. To my surprise it
was now day.
Varaity Service
University Gates Ell. 1201
Prompt and Bfficmt Stnkt Ouarantttd
Phone Bay. lilt Ml 5 Alma Road
Our Motto IS Satisfsctlon     \
4473-lOth Avenue West
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McLeod'* Barber Shop
562 Dunsmuir Street
(Pacific Stage Depot)
Printing Office
3760 West 10th at Alma Road
Phone BAY. 7072
Fine Printing and Stationery at
Reasonable Prices
Essay on King Solomon
A little girl in a neighboring town
tells the world what she knows about
King Solomon in the following essay:
"King Solomon was a man who
lived ever so many years ago, and in
the country in which he governed he
was the whole push. He was an awful
wise man, and one day two women
came to him each holding on to the
leg of a baby, and nearly pulling it
in two and both claiming it, and King
Solomon wasn't feeling right good and
he said 'Why couldn't the brat have
been twins and stopped all this
bother.* And then he called for his
sword and was going to chop the brat
in two and give each one a piece of it,
when the one who was the real
mother said, "stop Solomon, stay thy
hand, let the old hag have it. If I
can't have my whole baby I don't want
any.' Then Solomon told her to take
the baby, and go home and wash Its
face, for he knew it was hers, and he
told the other woman to go chase
herself. King Solomon built Solomon's temple and was the father of
all the Masons. He had 700 wives
and 200 lady friends, and that is why
there are so many masons in the
world. My paper says that 'Solomon
was a warm member,' and I think he
was hot stuff myself. That Is all I
know about King Solomon."
"Quick," Anderson snapped, "Up
the alley and into the street." We
obeyed, and soon were on Kings way.
"Into the flrst store and phone for a
taxi," he ordered.
A newsboy shrieking an extra ran
hy as he spoke. Arnold Anderson
snatched a paper and handed the boy
a coin.
Speechless, we read the flaming
headline: "U.B.C. PROFESSOR OF
"Great Heavens!" exclaimed Anderson in horror. "The Crime Wave is
at work!"
(To be Continued) 8
October 24, 1930
Letters To The Editor
The Ubyssey,    •
Dear Sir:
The matter of student finance is of
interest to everyone. We, along with
others, have observed the rcgivttHble
state of our Alma Mater Society's
present financial condition. In meeting this situation the Student's Council have adopted the policy of rigid
economy and while this takes core of
the present it does not provide for the
future. The purpose of this letter is
to open discussion and to seek information which would lend to some
practical moans of increasing the revenue of the Alma Mater Society.
There in a question prevalent in
the minds of the majority of students
regarding the management, for profit, of certain Institutions upon this
campus. In the furtherance of our
aim we are going to give this question
definite form.
The Institutions to which we refer
are tho cafeteria and the book-store.
Who operates them and by what authority? To whom are the profits distributed? We aro presupposing a
definite profit (of no mean proportions) which comes from money
spent by students almost exclusively.
and judging by the aforementioned
impecunlty of our Alma Mater It
does not receive the benefit of this
Eroflt. To put our next question
riofly, if not, why not?
We have given our attitude, stated
our aim, and asked our questions. In
our opinion this offers possibilities
deserving the attention of each and
every student. It is for YOU to
decide whether or not we deserve an
Yours sincerely,
E. H. King, '32.
E. C. Roberts, '31.
A. L. Todd, '32.
Editor's Note—
The above Ib a letter replete with
questionings of greatest import and
significance. We hope tt will bring
forth a flock of answers, but a limit
of 600 words must be placed on re-
filtos. These gentlemen are queru-
ous about the most basic matters and
are pondering the most vital affairs.
They deserve every encouragement.
It may be hinted, however, that even
the "Ubyssey" is speculating along
these lines, and within the next few
weeks something that will give great
satisfaction to our correspondents
may result. Patience, gentlemen; the
mills of the Press grind slowly—)
sometimes—but they get there all the)
Council.     1:     against..     l,W7tt"     The
Editor would  then  proceed to write
an   editorial   opposing   this     innovation.
Editor,  Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
We would like to make a protest
—we have been grossly libelled.
J. D. M. accuses us of having no
experience with a cow. Just to show
J. D. M. what kind of a guy we are,
we invite ■■■ he, she or it--to our
brothel's farm. Wc can introduce
thein all—cow, brother and J. I>. M.
Also our brother can verify our statements about the cow. And would
J, D. M. please read an article properly before criticising it? We did
NOT walk around and round the
animal. (Jetting in the stall at all
was a remarkable piece of bravery on
our part. Nor did we talk to the
animal. The language we thought
was not lit for feminine ears; even
a cow would have blushed over it—
consequently, we didn't say anything.
As for the cow- it positively enjoyed
seeing ua so miserable. We were
the ones deserving pity.
And we are not Fun and Fundamentals. We are not sure whether
it is safe to consider this an insult,
so we will let it pass.
We do think, on the whole, we
deserve a heartfelt apology.
Yours   in   indignation,
P.S.—-We are a she, not a he she(?)
Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
In Tuesday's lecture Dr. Shrum
said "D'yu see?" 150 timos and "Isn't
that right?" 36 times. While this is
not a record, it leads us to expect big
things later In the year, when he
will doubtless be in better condition.
He was clearly heard in the Applied
Science building,
Yours truly,
-   Hopeful.
Frosh "Professor, I can't go to
class to-dav."
Prof.   -"Why?"
Frosh    "I  don't   feel   well."
Prof. —- "Where don't vou feel
Frosh    "In  class."    Ex.
Old Pioneer - "Them good olej
times when there was stage robbers!
on the road air gone forever," j
Collegian—"No, they're still on the j
road.   I took a couple of chorus girls
out   last   night."—Ex.
Pardon the length.
lt is worth it.
The Editor,
Dear Sir;
I am indeed loath to take up the
typewriter against you in the cause
of that much maligned C. O. T, C„
knowing the barbs of mordant satin*
thut will be hurled at this modest
effusion. Ah it is your policy to follow up with footnotes all unintelligent letters, doubtless this will merit
u footnote covering half the Muck
Athough   I   have  Ihe  honor of being one of those who fought  for the
reostnlili hmeiit  of  the  C.  O.  T.  C.
on  the Cumput'of this outpost, | near-.
ly  said  backwash,  of   Empire,   I  do
not   propose   tu   become   involved   in
controversy wilh my  I'edoubtubli' op I
laments who believe in the perfecta-!
bilily of man!
In my very humble opinion, Sir,
the Editorial column should reproduce, or at least reflect to some degree, the opinion of the Student body
at large, rather than the personal
opinions of the Editor-in-chief. To,
date, Sir, it has heen your policy to
utter an exceedingly one-sided and
partial account of the aims, policies,
and so-called dangers of the C. 0. T.
C. A large number of students
strongly and uncompromisingly object to this atti.ude.
A word to the wise, Mr. Editor,
In the good old days of '28 when the
fight for the O. T. C. was in full
swing, and orators foamed and frothed, mouthing unintelligible nothings, the magic incantation of coalesced evil could be heard to burst
from the widely opened mouths of
the least inebriated, "K.R. & O, K.
R. & 0." One gathered from these
remarks that as soon as the C. 0.
T. C. should be established, if and
when, the whole of U. B. C. including the Senate, would come under the
malignant domination of that insidious devil, K, R. & 0! When the
time to vote came, hundreds and hundreds of Freshettes, Sophettes, and
some Freshmen, rose to vote "No,"
in mortal terror greater than that of
Seribbleweil in the hands of Chang
Suey, lest their morals and their intellects (if any) be corrupted by
the nonmorality, vitiated by the domination, corroded by the unknown
vices of that dread and deadly influence of R. K. & O. The O.T.C. came,
and no disastrous results followed, no
sinister cloud appeared on the Campus,
the sunctity of the Library remained
more or less undesecruted, and the
Caf. coffee was not unduly poisoned.
Life went on as usual.
In those early days, Sir, some poor
deluded beings thought that a terrible danger threatened, thnt loss of
democratic privileges, militry domination, universal conscription, and a
thousand other horrors too ghastly to
relate would ensue. The result, war
violent opposition. None of these
terrors appeared to mar the glory of
our campus, however.
Today, the (', O. T. C. is lirmly est
ablished,   preying   unwelcome   attentions  on   no  une,   oeeoinr;  out   of  coii-
Inivrsy,     ;;-i  I     ■     ■■:   ■ .,;,':. '!
belutsed , , . Thi'iv i ; in-t lung now
Mr. Editor, to excito the mob, no
threatened domination by Ottawa, no
ominous gestures from K. I'. & O.
The .An Ant-; have b-en thor<up-A!y
frightened under false pretences once,
and don't propose to make >Aols of
themselves a second time. Therefore,
Mr. Editor, you will never succeed in
arou dug nny serious opposition.
To this end, Sir, I suggest that
you economize typewriter' ribbon,
and cense to declaim against the 0.
T. C., either by article or footnote,
and that you leave the question of
the morality or immorality of war to
the International Relations Club.
Yours   most  respectfully,
R. E. M. Yerburgh.
'vlilor's Note.
Here is an entirely new tactic on
the part of the supporters of military
training—a really moderate and good-
natured letter---hut nl! the more insidious for its smoothness. The subject is not one to be an easily laughed
We do not think that the students
voted against the 0, O. T. C. for the
reasons given, but chiefly because
they were conscientiously opposed to
the bringing of military training into
university life. As for arousing
serious opposition, we believe that It
still exists, and needs little arousing.
The Editor who could confine him
^e|f to reflecting the opinions of the
Indent body at large would hn a
fellow of marvelous detective mid
analytical powers, (Questionnaires
would choke the campus mails, and
representative students would con-
slunty be trailed by energetic reporters, eager to note down their valuable
ideas on \acinus matters of interest. Our efficient stair in the Pub
office would be kept busy tabulating
'dl the replies, advice, and suggestions that poured in. The final results
would he given to the Editor-in-
Chief in some such form as this:
"For    Education   Class   member   on
sibilities I am afraid U.E.C. socially
is becoming a glorified High School.
In the discourse above I have raised
a danger signal and therein lies a j
deep truth which cannot be ignored.
Truly is it said that "Youth is full
of go but void of gumption."
Yours  in  support  of  British  Constitutions,
Leo. W. Graham.
Seriously, Mr. Correspondent, your
conception of the Press is somewhat
lacking in breadth and maturity. The
Press, Sir, is an independent body
thnt toadies to no one. "Freedom of
the Press," Sir, is a principle that
hns been established after centuries | Editor's Note
of struggle. In this university, Sir, I Our correspondent seems to b-.i an
it is a principle so well recognized ■ anarchist in the best sense of th.
and mo highly respected and so great- j term—that is, ona who is opposed to
ly valued that the    Editor,    though , organized government.   An anarchist,
holding an "A" position,    no   longer
;dts on the Students' Council and  is j
therefore able to give the "Ubyssey"'
a completely independent ehurueter.
No group of stud"iits, Sir. follows
university life a-' closely as the i'ub-
iiciitions Hoard. No studentH, Sir,
except those on the Council, /rive us
much deep and serious thought to
university nlTaira hh the editorial .stall'
of I his journal. Therefore, Sir, we
'.old t'iul. opinions of the Publications
Hoard, whether they agree with those ,        .      .
of the  majority of students or    not,' slst the University in Its policy " un-
are Worlb printing.    Often, Sir, con-   less it has better ones of its own.
trover, ial matters arise on which the ,,
students have no opinions' at nil. and , , ^'nt'«' ""cesaury buildings must be
we nre able to present these in the J'"''*. ««"»" »nc must build them,
light of our information and earnest n'm/ mv wealthy people in Yancou-
as History 15 wns told the oth'.-r day,
need not be a long-bearded fnl'ow
with a bomb, but may be the highest
type of ideullst and quite non-violont.
we feel sure the writer is of the
latter type.
Limitations   of   space   prevent   us
going into details about the I'uiict'on
of the Alum Mater Soi lety.    Ils most
important   duty,  however,  it  ie  sup
port   the  Students'  Council   on  every
mutter which has the npprovi.l ol ih
"MhysseyA     It  should  certainly   n
As for the Editor, Sir, if he were
insane, us hus been insinuated by one
correspondent, or if he had the mind
of a flat-brained janitor, as another
suggests, the other members of the
stall' might lie expected to draw this
ver, but "the wealth" who believe in
the ussisting of culture" dwell in
more civilized parts of the world.
Yet the necessary buildings must lv
built, and so the students hnve been
instrumental in getting the present
group of structures erected on the
campus,  have  financed    their    gym-
state of affairs to the attention of the i nasium, are planning for u .stadium
Students' Council.    Since the Council   and savin'.* for a Women's Union,
saw lit to approve the establishment      ,, . ,
of this man as the heud of the Publica- i,, °1'1' correspondent    remarks    that
lions Board, and    since    the    Board I fhV, ^axul,on ,of the atud.nt body for
seems able to function quite normally,
the above allegations, Sir, do not seem
well founded.
The Correspondence Columns are
always open to our readers, Sir, who
may write to express even the most
trifling ideas, Sir, even as you have.
Wo feel sure, Sir, that you would
now join with us in the toast, "The
Press!   All honor to the Press!"
Mr. Editor:
Just what is the function of the
Alma Mater Society? Just what are
we responsible for when we automatically become members? Is not t'v
Society a body which endeavors to
assist the University in its policy,
"to promote education in general and
in particular to serve its constituency
through three channels, teaching, research and extension work," to promote discipline and to weld a body
of students by social activities; or is
it becoming a financing body to construct buildings which rightly should
be endowed by the wealthy who believe in the assisting of Culture.
The Athletic fa.tion pleaded I'or n
necessary (Jymnasium. They and in
truth the Rody got it and the tee
went up. The faction now wAIhs a
Stadium to keep up with the loics'
in the Stat -s. Whether it is neee.-'sai y
oi- not  :    p.>t   I'm- nie to say here. Tin
■ til  A> t -   I,a   ■'   i-.'tt-TCll   to   I he   f
• •tblAi.-s     ..   e
building projects under the banner
of "benefit for all" has opened the
eyes of taxpayers of Vancouver in
wonder. And well it may. The good
burghers could hardly be expected to
understand such goings-on. When
progressive proposals are placed before them their natural reaction is
hostile, and so to-day the third city
of Canada is without a fitting City
Hall, without proper library facilities,
without sufficient museum accommodation, without nn Art Gallery,
und probably has more unattractive
school buildings than any other place
of its size on the continent.
On the other hand, the students of
the university have carried out, or are
preparing to carry out, the projects
mentioned ubove. Such a spirit as
expressed in the immortal words of
the President of the M.A.A., " We
wanted a gymnasium, so we built
one," may well amaze the denizens of
the "Seaport of Success."
Our correspondent's remark that
U.1J.C. i.s becoming a glorified High
,S •! ool is U'" most apt n*' all the real arks in Vi:-; i-.n.iai .'table coiiimtinic.'i
tion. It is not ouite correct, however
the word "becoming" is superfluous. Shorn of that word, tbe pronouncement is identical with an
opinion expressed hy the "Ubyssey"
last  year.    It still holds good.
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;-,p at op.
i-'' ■ evu
women v.Ao
and finance
alenf    in
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A l. A i  i
I h-    r.ilid
Dear   Sir
VAA^   ■■■■
pie.    '     ..
ha\<     n e
a   Union
to   ' I'V
I   i list     I'
i   ation ol   public v,poal-
' ■_   I'or   the   winter
ippi.'ar that  this not
n   the   rcc. ntlv  iii
uvin ■!• s
o;' .Art
all.   benAicia!
, without u.-dtig the  Alma  Mar
A/peiy  a.;  an   instrument?     lt   is   a
'."■■ ate;' it r   <--ut,v than a Stadium and
-i\   far, tAe-•■)■ io t.h(     aims    of    the!
j Society    than    th"    glorification    of,
' sports. I
If the majority votes for a Stadium
unit, collect  the fees by popular contribution  but  why a compulsory   fee
! attached to the University Fee? The
answer is simple and demonstrable in
j the collection    of    class    fees.    The
' majority votes for it while a minority
pays.   If J am wrong, then there can
be  no objection to popular contribution.    If I urn right, then I must protest, aw one of the minority, that I,
will not be a conscientious and willing!
-party to throwing a bait to the Gov-!
eminent  liecause of  a  doubtful    as- i
Asenihly.    That my attendance at this
University  should  he jeopardized  by
j an    unpaid    compulsory    assessment
which Is to be unclaaaod    from    the
1 $50 or $75 balance fee,    Further that
in  this so-called automatic  member
ship,     then'     is     nothing     definite
j whether I am or am not legally bound
io support financially a Society whieh
' enn be sued hy a private Individual or
company.     Finally   I   protest   that   if
the Society  will  iinisl on going  inl•
buain'Mi  for  itself on a large scale,
that   some   arrangements     he     made
whereby   a   student   can   attend   this
; government,  institution,  which   is  his
' ni'ivilege, without  being taved in this
high-handed   manner  under   the   Inline!' of "benefit  for all,"    Procedures
which   have   opened   the  eyes  of  tax
pay t'.-i  of Vancouver  in  wonder.
In conclusion, Mr. Editor, might f
say this i.s my seventh year at U.R.C.
I mingled with Returned Soldiers
down at, Fairview,    Knowing the pin-
p.apiii•, -•
ing Aa--
term. It i.ip'v.t
Ap has its origin
nlvod Valedictory
Comiiiitl-e of Ihe (lasses of ','12. I
hereby deny, as chairman of that committee, that this is so, but would
however add that the iiianu'iiratiop
of this class bespeaks the need of,
and augurs well for, some delinit •
organization for the development of
public speaking in the University.
Yours truly,
—Sidney  W.  Semple.
The Advertisers in the
various student publications have rendered
valuable assistance to
The Publications Board,
and, incidentally, to the
entire student body.
Students are therefore
urged to express their
appreciation in a practical manner by giving
tho Advertisers a share
of their patronage,
The Topaz, one
of nature's most
beautiful gifts'"
Is an inexpensive
stone, yet it makes
up into the most
delightful jewlery
See Mor Golf
Vancouver's Most Orig'nal
C.olf Course.
True l-iinvays, completely covered
Oiclies'ri Tues. and Thurs. Xij.dvs
S'eyinonr at Robson
jack emerson and
his music will be
a feature at
the arts bale and
nn: Aires ai class party
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at Ceremony
(continued from page 1)
done in British Columbia in marking
with similar cairns seventeen spots
of historic importance. He also added some interesting comments on
the meeting of Spaniards and English.
The bronze tablet of the cairn was
covered with a large Canadian ensign
which many years ago was flown in
old Barkerville. Dean Buchanan officially unveiled the cairn by drawing this flag aside, and reading the
inscription . He voiced the hope that
centuries hence, when perhaps this
cairn has crumbled, that other monument which Is our University, will
still be active as it Is today. The
ceremony closed with the singing of
the National Anthem.
The Inscription on the cairn reads
as follows:
Historical Sites and Monuments
Board of Canada
The Last Spanish Exploration
In commemoration of tho first friend*
ly meeting of the British and the
Spaniards In these waters. Near this
place, Captain George Vancouver, on
2_nd June, 1792, met the Suti! and
Mextcana under Captains Oaliano and
Valdez—the last Spanish Exploring
Expedition on what Is now the British Columbian Coast. The commanders
exchanged Information, established
mutual confidence and continued the
exploration together,
It was Dawn for Britain but Twi-
light for Spain.
Dean Brook haa revealed that the
Cletierai Kleetrie Company haa anked for
the services nf the entire graduating clans
of Electrical Engineers from the I'niversity of British Columbia, at the end
of this academic year.
* * *
Dean Brock ha. left for a short tour
of Vancouver Inland, where he will address Canadian Cluba on "The Ht. Lawrence Deep-Waterway* Project."
* a *
The Dairy Product* te.mi, consisting
of Norman Ingledew, Tom I^each, and
Wilfred Tate, all in their senior year of
Agriculture, will lie in Portland on Saturday, October 25th, to compete in the
Pacific Coast International Content* there.
The dairy cattle judging team con-
Mats of Reginald I'liHworlh, Herbert Falls
and Duncan Ritchie, will also be present.
The two teams will he rccompanled
by Professor King and Professor Davis.
The eleventh annual dinner of the
Faculty of Agriculture was held at tbe
Georgia Hotel last Monday night. Dean
and Mrs. Buchanan, and Doug Pollock
were the guests. A large number of
graduates were also present.
Dependable Shoe Repairs at
Ai Shoe Repair Shop
Cor. Sasamat and 10th Avenue
Turret  Hath Charms!
Although the situation
looks bad . . . offer
Turrets . . . their
delightful mildness
and quality smooth
away frowns and
mild tend fragrant
Save tho valuable "POKER HANDS"
Aggie racnity Banquet
is Celebrated at
Congratulating the two judging
teams which are to compete at the
International Fair at Portland. Dean
Clement addressed the Eleventh Banquet of the Agricultural Undergraduate Society at the Hotel Georgia on
Monday night. R. H. Unsworth, D.
Ritchie, and H. Falls will represent
the U. B. C. as the Livestock Judging
team, while the Dairy Products team
consists of N. Ingledew, Tom Leach
and W. Talt.
L. M. Godfrey. President of the
Agriculture Undergraduate Society.
was the chairman of the evening, ana
was largely responsible for the ban-
Suet's success. In the place of Presl-
ent L. S. Kllnck, who Is away, Dean
Buchanan congratulated the undergrade on the close feeling that exists
between the professors and the stu*
' Syd Bowman and Mr. Murphy
spoke for the Grads, in reply to the
chairman's welcome. Dr. V. S. Asmundson then spoke about his con*
tacts at the University of Wisconsin,
showing how the research students
there came from all parts of the
In a short, witty speech Dr. D. G.
Laird explained how he came to know
Dr. Asmundson at the University of
Wisconsin. The chairman then Introduced Mr. Munro, deputy Minister of
Agricu ture, who explained how he
had enjoyed his work with the Faculty, and how he hoped to see more
graduates in his department in the
near future.
Much of the success of the banquet
was due to the hard work of the committee, which consisted of L. Godfrey,
C. Osborn, W. Vrooman, N. Ingledew
and W. Henderson,
Sterilization of the feeble-minded and
criminals, was the subject of an address
by Dr. W. B. Burnett, to the Vancouver
Institute on Monday evening at 8.15
p.m. in An. 8c. 100.
In opening the speaker mentioned that
434 out of 480 descendents oi a subnormal woman, wero found to be feebleminded. "In Ontario," he stated, "it
is costing a certain institution 11000 a
day to care for this tyiie of person," nnd
went on io sav Ihat 'Tour per cent, of
both the child and adult imputation in
Canada ure sub-normal."
There are three times ae many subnormal people today as compared with
AO years ago. Dr. Burnett placed the
blame for this on: (I) Medical care
which today in causing the unfit to survive instead of the flt. (2) The fact Ihat
life Is more strenuous, (It) Wholesale
and unselectod immigration.
He differentiated between tho insane
and the feeble-minded, in thnt the insane were at one lime normal but have
broken down under strain, whereas the
feeble-minded were born suli-nortnal.
Ilereditory insanity and insanity as a
direct result of vice wero forms mentioned, and the s|>eakcr stated "As these
lieople have a right to lie protected
against themselves, it is time that the
country took some action in thia matter."
The Doctor explained that at present
the mentally unbalanced are detained
in an asylum until considered well enough
to lie returned to society. Their offsprings will inherit the mental disease,
and as Dr. Burnett went on to point out,
"the most satisfactory way of combating
this is by sterilisation, a simple operation
whioh is in no way injurious to the health
of the patient, and has been successfully
used in California for the last 21 years."
Next Monday evening Dean Quainton
will speak on ''What the Jew has given
to Human Life."
Canadian girls who are thorny upon the subject of beauty as appraised
by Rudy Vallee, will be glad to hear
that a co-ed from Denver, Colorado,
who is now attending University of
Toronto, considers the girls of our
university prettier than American
girls. "They are healthier, fresher
looking," continued Miss Marian Poe,
"I think they walk a lot. They are
also more original."
"Do you think the academic standard is much higher here?"
"Well, yes," she said, "and there
is more academic atmosphere here,
even the faculty In Denver do not
wear gowns except at Commencement."
Miss Mary Turner of Iowa, who
is in second year Household Economics, thinks there is not as much
school spirit at Toronto. "I think
the girls have not as much pep here
and the faculties are too isolated."
Whether or not cheering and cheer-
leading is desirable at McGiil was
discussed by eight prominent undergraduates when interviewed on Saturday. Most' of them were of tbe
opinion that it should be continued,
but with modifications. Others
"The effectiveness of organized
cheering at football games could be
greatly increased if the spectators
could be brought to realize the importance of it, both to the team and to
themselves," stated Bunny Alexandor.
"Football players assure us that the
prevailing mental attitude in the
stands has a great effect on them, so
that if the crowd is apathetic, the
players may lose heart. On the other
hand, large volumes of organised
noise from the stands are apt to
make the players feel that they are
being carefully watched by people
who are interested in them.
"It is poor tactics to call for a
cheer during an exacting play, at an
anxious moment before a play, or
juat after a point has been scored
against the home team. If the cheerleader watches the crowd and senses
their feelings, and cells for a cheer
only when he thinks he can get a good
response, his usefulness to his college
ana his prestige among the students
will be greatly Increased."
Al Watt's opinion on the problem
was given in a few words. "I could
never honestly feel that I was 'out
for gore,' or see the slightest necessity for keeping her low or letting her
S. C. ML Lecturer
Denies Humanism
Attacking humanism as an inadequate
attitude toward life, Dr. H. L. MaoNeil
of Fairview Baptist Church, formerly of
Brandon College, Manitoba, lecturing
under the auspices of tho S. C. M. Tuesday noon, declared that humanists
proved too much. They would discard
tbe idea of Clod because it is only a projection of man's own personality ujxon
the universe. But by this way of thought
they must also discard art, morality and
science, for these things were based on
the projection upon the universe of
things within man.
Humanism, he stated, would maintain
all the values associated with man without any reference to Ood. It denied all
jiossibility of knowing anything of tbe
niystery of life and demanded a cheerful
effort to develop the moral, aesthetic
and scientific potentialities of man here
and now. Men, Dr. Mac Neil asserted,
would not long be denied tlio grapple
with the mysteries of life.
Humanism had great values, he said,
especially its appreciation of tlie immense
value of man and its courageous realism,
ll wisely points Christianity to a greater
use of scientific truth, which, he thinks,
will iniluenee religion toward pantheism.
Analysis of European
Conditions Made By
Noted Traveller
"Impressions of Europe" was the
topic of a most interesting address
by Col. the Rev. G. O. Fallis before a
well-attended meeting of the International Relations Club in Union College Wednesday evening. Introduced
by Professor Soward, Honorary President of the club. Col. Pallia recounted
many Interesting aspects of hia tour
through various countries of Europe
during the past summer.
France was the first country to be
visited, followed by Italy, where considerable time wua spent. Col. Fallis
was greatly impressed with the work
ing of the Fascist system under Mussolini. Germany, declared the speaker,
hat still evidence of depression and
of bitterness. Great Britain, laboring under heavy burdens, has still a
splendid spirit of courage in evidence.
Member, present asked ,a wide variety of question* ht the conclusion of
the address. Col. Fallis waa heartily
thanked by the Chairman, Thomas
Barnett, and by the other members
Contest in Satnrday Review:
"Ubyssey" Will Hare One Tee
Sent to "The 'Students' Common
Room', British Columbia University.
British Columbia, Canada," a copy of
"The Saturday Review" found ita
way to this office from London, Eng.
This suggests two interesting things
about the "Review": (1) It cannot
conceive of a University without a
Students' Common Room, (2) It is
not well acquainted with Vancouver,
that great metropolis and centre of
culture.  However, to get to the point*.
An announcement of contests Is
marked for attention, and the information of interest overseas follows: "An
additional Overseas Prise of Ten
Guineas will be awarded for the beat
short story sent in from the British
Dominions and Foreign Countries
beyond Europe." The closing date is
April, 4, 1931.
Entries must not exceed 3.000
words. Any type of story is eligible.
A coupon from the issue of October
4, or subsequent numbers, must be
attached to each MS. Address "Competition 1 A, Editor, Saturday Review, 9 King Street, Covent Garden,
London, W. C. 2."
The "Ubyssey" is willing to hold a
contest for the coupon in its possession. Send MS. to the Literary Editor,
marking it "Ubyssey Contest for
Coupon for 'Saturday Review' Competition," and the best story will be
awarded our coupon so that It may
be sent to try its fortunes in the Old
"I'm glad I'm not at Queen's," will
be the opinion of the Frosh after reading the following extracts from the
freshmen regulations at Queen's University.
(1) Each and every freshman must
wear conspiciously a bow of his faculty's color till January 1.
(2) Every freshman must wear a
tarn, with a tassel of his faculty's
color till the end of the freshman
(3) Every freshman must carry a
colored faculty umbrella (open while
outside) constantly during the week
of  October   18.
(4) No freshman is allowed to
cut corners, trespass over lawns or
walk on sidewalks the first week of
(5) No freshman is permitted to
"fuss" i.e., to be in company with a
girl going to or from shows, attending shows, attending dances or other
sources of entertainment until after
the Christmas exams.
(fl) Derby, spats, bow ties, plus
fours or the use of a cane forbidden.
World's Greatest Need
Discussed by Londoner
Taking illustrations from certain people
whom he has met in his travels, Mr. St.
.lohn, eminent Ix)iuloi\er, spoke on "The
World's Creates! Need" to V. C. U.
Wednesday noon.
Heathen people who do not know of
Jesus believe in an all |>owerful being,
and have witness of Him in the eternal
creation of life, sky and earth, in kindness and grnciousness, and in a knowledge that God is, and may be found
somewhere. But the non-Christian haa
no divine assurance, no apprehension of
how to get to (lod, nor is he sure of the
Every student on eiiering the I'niversity for the first time is required lo
undergo a physical examination, to lie
conducted by, or under the direction of
Ihe University Medic I Examiner.
Students who do not conform to the
above regulation will be retried to the
University Health Committee.
Students to the number of one-hundred and twenty-five, who have failed
to report for medical appointments up
to the time of I'oing to press, are advised
to re nl carefully, pan1 •<!• and 4(1 of the
University <' de id ir,
Maid-—"Professor, the next room
Is on Are I"
Professor—"Why worry meT Am
I in the next room."—Ex.
•    «    •
Stude—"Are quisses to be sprung
this year?"
Prof.—"Yes, as far as my knowledge goes."
Stude — "That's fine I We wont
have to study so much."—Ex.
God's gift to students—the professors clock that fails to go off.—Ex.
* ♦ »
Prof.—"How did your article on
perpetual motion turn outJ"
Stud.,—"It's a success. Every time
I send it out it comes back."—Ex.
E. I. C.
"Point Orey was the first municipality
in Canada to adopt a aoning by-law,
stated Mr. J. A. Walker in an address
to the E. I. C. on the "History of Town
Planning in Vancouver."
Vancouver is the first Canadian city
to have a comprehensive town planning
scheme. Tbo report of the Town Planning Commission was completed in 1928,
and is the culmination of a long struggle
against the retarding effects of land
booms, early real estate operators, the
war, and the indifference of the Mineral
public, "You may think now, continued Mr. Walker, "that our work is
done, but in reality It is only beginning."
Having arrived at a plan the real problem of putting it into effect remains,
The financial obstacle is vory difficult to
overcome. The price of refusing to consider the future was exemplified in the
ease of Toronto, whose cltisens would
not pass a by-law for the widening of
congested streets, thus inviting th» deplorable condition of traffic in Toronto
A girl to go to the Aggie party on Friday, Octolwr 31. Please apply Mr. Reg.
Unsworth; .ihone Klliot 1882L after 8.30 10
October 24, 1930
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iDjuijf necy. miuiaj
From Cup Game
Senior English Rugby worthies
will be without the services of Bud
Murray, inimitable goal-kicker, when
thoy face tha heavy Ex-Tech team
at Brockton Point, Saturday. Murray
sprained hia ankle in making a flying leap into a moving automobile
and will bo out of the game for a
Hla place in the front rank of the
scrum will bo taken by Foerster,
whit* Nixon will bo back in harness
in tho second rank. Esson Young
will apear In the scrum, whllo Ellis
who wm out of tho scrimmage laat
weak will bo back again at Ave
Tho team will lino up aa follows—
Cleveland, Oaul. Mercer, Estabrook,
Phil Barratt, Ellis, B. Barratt, Mann. Mlteholl, Foerster, Nixon. Led*
Ingham, Young, McConnaohle, Rogers.
Women's Grass Hockey
Defeats Class Mates
U. B. C. Women'a Grass Hockey
■quad fielding a greatly strengthened
team, defeated Varaity 8-0 In a league
match at Connaught Park on Wednesday afternoon. The game opened
with Aubln Burrldge taking the ball
up the Aeld and making a desperate
attempt to score. Good Clearing on
the part of Margaret Stobie, fullback,
resulted in the ball being sent up the
field. Isobel MacArthur at centre
forward brought it dose to the U. B.
C. goal but lost it to Elmi Teppo, who
with one of her customary long clean
shots sent it down to her waiting
forward-line who scored after several
(rood saves on the part of Beth Pol-
ock, Varsity goal.
At the ond of the Arst half, the
acore was 1-0 in U. B. C.'s favor. In
the ensuing period, U, B. C. forward-
line showed remarkable combination
and scored twice more through Aubin
Burrldge. Jean Knight at centre half
for U. B. C. was responsible for much
of the improved form, playing equally well at defence and offense. Violet
Hellish of the same team at wing forward was outstanding though the
whole team played well both Tn combination and individually.
For Varsity, Dot Wylle, left wing,
and Isobel MacArthur at centre forward were easily the best.
The line-ups were as follows:
U. B. C—Margaret Harris, Elmie
Teppo, Dorothy Johnson, Mable McDonald, Jean Knight, Robina Movat,
Violet Melllsh, Bea Sutton, Aubln
Burrldge, Carol Sellars, Laurel Rown-
For Varsity—Beth Pollock, Margaret Stobie, Agnes Healey, Marjorie
Finch, Margaret Moffat, Dorothy
Harris, Dorothy Wylie, Nancy Ferguson, Isobel McArthur, Mary MacDonald, Marjorie McKay.
Varsity B. Badminton team lost
their first match of the season on
Wednesday night, when North Vancouver defeated them by 10 to 6
James. Phae Van Dusen, an agile
'rcshette, proved herself the star
player of the evening. Irene Ramage
played her usual clever game, while
Ken Atkinson, also a recruit to the
team, showed admirable technique.
The next match is scheduled for Monday evening, when Varsity comes up
against the Vancouver team, and it
is hoped that the team will be able
to co-operate better than on Wednes-
S_y,' «TJ?e Iine'UP w»s as follows:
««* SoHy. Terence Holmes, Ian Campbell, Ken Atkison, Iren Ramage,
Phae Van Dusen, Ellen Gleed, Bunny
The C team also played their flrst
match on Wednesday night, meeting
i** « * *J«*iment- who defeated
», J!"'* The tcam was ma<'e UP of
Jim Cherrlngton, George Weld, Tom-
my Shells, Denis Nichol, Frances
Reynolds, Eleanor Everall, Margaret
Moscrop , and Margaret Palmer, The
next C team match will take place
on Saturday night when U, B. C
meets the Maples at Ryerson United
Church gym.
Fees must be paid by Monday to
Irene Ramage or Charlie Strawn.
The sum Is 84.00,
Hlmle— "I'm never happy unless
I'm breaking into song."
Rod—"Why don't you get the key,
and you won't have to break in."-Ex.
Alf Evans—"When I came on the
stage the audience simply sat there
Madeley—"Qh, nonsense. They
never all yawn at once."—Ex.
oaSKeterS rrcparc
For Big Season
Swinging into action at a fast pace
this year, Varsity's basketball squad
is training daily for the coming
league games and the big contests
with the University of Washington
end the University of Miami. New
material of high quality for both
senior aggregations haa been discovered and arrangements have been
made for interclass competition to
give the players practice and condition.
Bob Chapman will go into his
aecond year of Senior ^A" company
along with Lee and Nicholson. Theae
men and the lanky hard playing Henderson will form tho nucleus of tho
team. Bob Alpen who starred with
the Senior "B's1' laat year will go up
to the flrat team. Osborne, cinder
artist. Is also a prospect for the sen*
iors, having shown good form in the
Magee High school team.
Tervo who has Indulged in basketball with the Capitols of Victoria and
Campbell from Kelowna will pass and
basket for the seniors.   Dr.   Mont-
8ornery is coaching the players for
.e coming duels.
In the Senior "B" ranks are Bobby
McDonald and Ted Barbour who
played with the flrat team after
Christmas. Coming from Kelowna
to bounce the spheroid along with
Thomas the track star is Lucas a fast
basketer. Simpson who hails from
Pasadena High school and White who
played with Peden Bros, will also be
on the flrst string for the Senior "B"
squad. Lloyd Williams, who played
Senior "B" two years ago Is again
back in harness.
The Basketball Club expects to
take on the Washington tcam twice,
one game to be played here before
Christmas and the aecond to take
{ilace in Seattle during the Christmas
lolidays. A Miami team Is expected
to arrive during February. This
quintette has annexed the championship of the Southern Conference and
was runners up for the national collegiate title.
interclass battles, with ten teams
taking part, will start within a week.
Science '38 winners of the Science
'82 Cup is lining up a strong team
while the Frosh have an excellent
chance of copping the mug against
Ten Years Ago
+ + +
Despite the pouring rain,
Arts '22 held their Class Hike.
The only concession they made
to the weather was to adjourn
to the house of Mr. and Mrs.
Arkley. Doc Sedgewick was
the hit of the afternoon. He entertained the crowd by dispensing largess in the form of beans
and music, and he also performed several delectable feats
on the horizontal bar.
*   *   *
The Sciencemen held their
fourth annual Smoker in Pav-
lowa Court. They were royally
entertained by some of the more
spicy stories of Dean Brock and
Profs. Davidson and West.
Three Japanese students gave
an exhibition of their form of
fencing and Jiujitsu. Baker and
Clegg staged a sizzling battle
for  three  rounds.
*    «    *
Norman Leon Artier was
awarded the I. O. D .E. Capt.
Scott Memorial Scholarship for
third   year  honor   students   in
♦    »    ♦
Local Kiwanis men appointed a committee to canvas the
situation here in B.C. with a
view to establishing a course
in Business Administration.
4       *       *
At a meeting of the Alumni
Association, Ian Gibson was elected Pres., Letson, First Vice-
Pres. and Miss Irvine, Assistant Secretary.
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Intermediate Team
Having cleaned up pretty well so far
this year the Junior Canadian Hugby
team is going forth looking for New
Worlds to conquer. As there have been
too many candidates turning out for the
team lately, they have not all been able
to play as the teams are limited to twenty.
Consequently it has been decided to
enter the new Intermediate league
whioh will contain the Meralomas, V. A.
C, and the Firemen in addition to Varsity. This will enable several men la
play who have been ineligible for the
Juniors, being over the age limit of
twenty one. As there are not at present
quite enough men turning out to complete the two teams all those Interested
are requested to turn out, whet Iter or
not they have any previous «x|ierience.
More strip has been obtained and those
wishing to get any must apply to John
McLean or Jack Hargent.
Basketers Organize
Inter-Class Games
At a meeting of the Baaketball
Club, Wednesday, Arnold Cliff was appointed Business Manager of the
organisation. Bill Chater manager of
the Intermediate B team, and Laurence Nicholson and Cyril Lee managers of the Intermediate A team.
The appointments for the Senior A
team have been made: L. Falconer
Is manager, Arnold Henderson, captain, and Dr. Thorpe, trainer.
The lnter-class league will be organised next week, according to Harry Thome, president. Games will be
played at noon; two points will be
Xiven for a win and one for a draw,
nyone not playing  Senior   A   this
season will be allowed to play.
Arnold Henderson, captain of the
Senior A team, states that the senior
teams are aa good as any U.B.C. has
ever fielded, and he expects them to
have a most successful season.
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