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 Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 18
Inflation Declared
Old Roman Custom
Currency Experiments Carried To Extreme
Finds Robertson
Rome's experiences with inflation and sound money formed
the topic for Prof. Lemuel Robertson, head of the department
of classics, in his address on "Ancient Monetary Systems," delivered before the Vancouver Institute Saturday evening. "From
the beginning to the end of her career, Rome experimented with
inflation, not very well understanding what she was doing, but
seeking an immediate release from a present difficulty without
very much thought of the ultimate result."
"When  Rome  first  issued  bronze^
coins, they were regarded aa money
at home, but only as a commodity-
bronze — abroad,"   commented   the
"It was the catastrophe and bankruptcy of a war with Carthage that
caused Rome, who had not seen the
illimitable possibilities of finance
opened up by a national debt, to do
without what we may have to do
now that we have apparently exhausted the possibilities of borrowing; and resort to inflation."
The speaker added that the weight
of th. "as" was reduced gradually
from twelve ounces to two and that
this could be interpreted either as a
repudiation of five-sixths of the national debt or as a capital levy of
five-sixths upon the holdings of the
moneyed classes to match the hundred percent levy that so often had
been made upon the blood of those
whose bodies had been called for
service to the state. He said that
although individuals in thousands
were ruined, yet the state was solvent; that although thousands of
lives were lost, yet the state survived.
The speaker explained that in spite
of inflation, Rome maintained her
foreign credit by only inflating her
silver "denarius" (which circulated
abroad) by one-eighth at the same
time, inflating her domestic "as" by
one half. He commented that this
is comparable with our paying our
external creditors eighty-sever, cpnts
on the dollar while paying our domestic creditors only fifty cents on
the dollar.
Rome coined gold, and tariffed it
at a little more than 17:1 to silver
while the current rate was less than
12:1; thus making a profit that eased
finance a trifle. He mentioned, further, that this over-tariffing of gold
was precisely parelled to our own
over-tariffing of sliver. Great Britain—even at the pre-war value—net-
red a profit of almost a million
pounds a year on the coinage ef
"When the amount of specie increased faster than the activity of
business, there was dlscernable a
steady increase in prices with a lagging behind of salaries," declared the
"The displacement of the freeman
labour by the influx of slave labour
is analagous to our displacement of
men by machines. Even in those
days, they inaugurated a dole and
a bark to the land movement to ease
the tension. Rome used the same
pallatlves then that we are considering today,'   commented the speaker.
He noted that the Emperors had
their brain trusts just as much as
President Roosevelt has his and they
were assured that value could be
created by the imperial fiat.
Professor Robertson said in conclusion: "I have tried to show you
that Rome had to face the problems
that have bothered us; that she, not
having hit upon the device of a
funded national debt was driven
straight to inflation, that by inflation she met tho expenses of her
great wars and that the conquest of
Egypt late in the century brought
into circulation the la.it of the g'.'eat
eastern hoards, carried the orocrr.i of
inflation and the era of ascending
prices to their peak about the beginning of the Christian Era, and that
from that time there was a steady
contraction of thc currency due to
the secular drain to the Wast and to
the North, counterbalanced by no
new finds either in hoards as yet
unrifled  or  in virgin  mining fields,
Critic Lauds
Artist's Work
Enthusiastic praise for the paintings of Llewellyn Petley Jones of Edmonton, on exhibit in the Faculty
room of the Library was expressed
by Mr. John Ridington in a gallery
talk last Friday afternoon.
Three of the most interesting features of the collection were pointed
out. In the first place, the paintings
have about them a touch of the modernistic, particularly in the use of
colour, which makes them vivid and
striking. Secondly, the draughtsmanship is very good, all the pictures
showing excellent perspective, notably in the painting of boats, In the
third place, the artist's technique, his
mingling of wet and dry brush painting is very competently executed.
Continuing, Mr. Ridington warned
the students that the paintings must
not be criticised because they appear
unfinished and rough, some of them
being painted in half an hour and
not one taking more than three
hours. The only fiinished painting
in the group, Mr. Ridington said, was
a framed nocturne.
Concluding, the librarian said,
"Taking into consideration the fact
that this was the first time L. Petley
Jon-'S has seen the sea coast and
that the work that he has done has
not been finished, its excellence
would indicate that he has a great
Cabinet Members
Elected by "Y" Men
The Varsity "Y" met last Friday
noon to form a Cabinet, the following being chosen: Promotion and Publicity, Wilson McDuffee; Membership,
Art. Anderson; Athletics, Alec. Mcintosh; Social, Bob Rolston; Devotional, Hugh Herbison; Educational. Cyril
Chave, and Campus Service, Jim
The Club accepted an invitation to
delegate a member to the newly formed International Cabinet, the president being chosen. After discussion of
a busy program of activities to be promoted in the new term, Oeorge Rosa,
local organizer and Boys' Work secretary of the Vancouver Y.M.C.A., gave
an inspirational address on "Influences."
The last meeting for this term will
be held next Monday, December 4,
in the "Y" room.
TODAY—Letters Club meets at
the home of Mrs. J. N. Ellis
at 8:00.
NOV.  28—General  meeting  of
the Men's Big Block Club In
Arts 108, at 6 p.m.
NOV. 29 and 30-
French   Society   presentation
In the Auditorium, 8 p.m.
NOV. 30—Open meeting of the
Munro Pre-Med. Club at 12:10
in   Arts   204.   Paper  by   Dr.
Meeting of the International
Relations Club at the home of
Mrs. Sherwood Lett. 4900 Angus Drive.
and that under these circumstances
there set in an era of steadily falling
prices with its attendant distress, and
that for this distress the only feasible remedy seemed to be in an inflation artificially produced by debasement of the currency; and that
this inflation reached the inevitable
goal of repudiation."
French Clubs
Rarin' To Go
Novel  Production  Is
Slated For Wed.
And Thurs.
Biff Macleod To Play
Faun-like Spirit of
The "Chansons d'Autrefois" and
"Un Reve de la Basse-Bretagne," the
second production of the French Literary and Dramatic Society, which is
being presented in the Auditorium
on Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30,
is unique in Canada. The idea originated here last year when the three
French Clubs united to produce the
"Chansons de Bon Vieux Temps."
The first part of the programme,
the "Cnansons", will be similar to
last year's entertainment, and will
consist of dramatized songs, such
aa "Marianne," in
which Kay Baker
will play the farmer's daughter,
and Bob Cumming will act the
travelling salesman. Among the
other songs will
be "Old King
Cole," with Callum Thompson as
his jovial majes-
C Thompson ty, and "The
Wedding of the Cuckoo and the Skylark" with Ray Minshull and Kay
Baker in the principal parts. Minor
parts in this number will be taken
by Byron Willis, Sholto Marlatt,
Margaret Reid, John McLaughlin, and
Maurice Lambert .
The "Dream of Britanny" will
form the chief feature of the programme, . nd will take the form of a
fantasy, written for the occasion by
the director, Miss Bassin. Callum
Thompson will take the principal
part, that of the Chanteur or travelling musician. Biff Macleod will be
the fi,un-like "Spirit of Song", who
is faithfully followed by a band of
tiny "Corrigans" or elves. Solo parts
in 'A St. IVlalo" are taken by Ann
McLeod and Maurice Lambert, supported by Peggy Scott and Violet
Thomson. Other solos will be sung
by Doris McDiarmid, Ruth McKay,
John McLauchlin, and Peggy Scott.
The part of St. Gildas will be taken
(Continued on Page 3)
Finds Rune Stone
Prairie Journalists Recover Stolen Relic
Daily Papers Scooped
By College Weekly
Special from The Manitoban
Guided by a cryptic telephone
message, last Thursday afternoon,
four members of the staff of the
Manitoban, University of Manitoba
student weekly, sped to a distant
spot in West Klldonan and found the
supposed "rune" stone buried in the
snow. The stone, the mysterious disappearance of which from its resting
place at Oimli, Manitoba, had baffled police for almost a week, has
been placed ln the Tribune library,
where its authenticity as a Norse
relic is being investigated by historical and geological specialists from the
University of Manitoba.
Manitoban a Live Paper
Amazed when an unknown voice
on the telephone gave details of the
stone's whereabouts, J. C. Birt, editor of The Manitoban, asked:
"Why are you telling The Manitoban about this?"
"Because the police and the other
newspapers are too dumb to take the
tip," was the reply. "I want to give
a 'Scoop' to a real live paper. If you
don't come within an hour I'll tell
the Free Press and Tribune."
"Who are you?" asked Mr. Birt.
"Well, I told someone in The Manitoba office I was Mae West's big
brother, but this is on the level. I'm
sore at the lest of the gang that stole
the stone. You'd better come right
Prunes and the Rune Stone
Fully expecting a hoax of some
sort, members of the staff jumped
in a car and dashed to West Kil-
After a preliminary investigation,
a great white stone was found buried in the snow.
"It probably has 'nerts' written on
it," said Mr. Birt, "and we'll be the
prune, with the rune stone. Anyway
it's a story."
The stone, however, when unearthed with the help of a spade borrowed from a nearby dwelling,
proved to be innocent of any mark
save a row of faint hieroglyphics
(Continued on Page 3)
Exchange Views
By Nancy Miles
This must be a symptom of something or other. The Columbia Dally
Spectator holds an annual poll "for
freshmen opinions—if any" as they
put it. And the Information garnered from freshmen this year is that
the Illusion of the dream-girl held
by the youngsters is—Mae West.
One of the children, more enterprising than the'Test made a composite dream-girl. She was made up
of Mae West's figure, Jean Harlow's
hair, Mary Brian's face, and Greta
Garbo's feet. His name is not given
but we suspect the lad is one of the
young Frankensteins.
• •   •
Micromania, feature column of the
McGill Dally, takes time and a quarter column out for the worthy end
of panning radio comedians in general, and one Mr. Edward Cantor,
in particular.   Says he:
". . . . the best policy would be to
abandon comedians. Lahr failed, Durante failed and now Cantor shows no
promise for the future whatsoever . .
Wynn, Munchausen, Lahr, Benny,
each one a headllner a season or two
past, are new fighting their last battle. The only successful strlvers are
Joe Penner . . . and Fred Allen . . .
But as I started out to say, Eddie
Cantor was simply 1 . . ."
In other words he seems to be telling the pop-eyed quick-wit to Chase
and Sanborn himself around the
• •   •
The Varsity, Toronto University
publication, presents an article concerning the atmosphere in the library. "In my opinion the system of
heating and ventilation in the library
is extremely poor at all times," stated
W. Dryer, one.of the sufferers. "The
cold air literally drops down on one
from the windows and completely removes all chances of Intensive study.
The external noise of the children
is scarcely audible alongside the terrific hammering of the radiators."
So all you lucky people should render a vote of thanks for the quiet,
warm retreat offered to you at this
university where not only is an opportunity for intensive study given,
but you even get a chance to sleep
• *   •
The University of California at Los
Angeles is conducting a worthy campaign in the Interests of those slow
on the shift from class to class. They
appeal to the faculty for ten minute
intermissions between lectures, in
place of their present five minute
recesses. Student leaders are unanimous  for  it,   but  the  faculty   is
split fifty-fifty.
• *   •
The Manitoban obtained an interview last week with Miss Doris
Kenyon, beauteous flicker actress.
And many were the pearls of wisdom which fell fiom her lips. She
said that beauty was boring in Hollywood. Our own reaction to that is
"—or something." And she said, "College gives a girl finish which it
would take years to acquire otherwise." She vindicates herself completely In the wind-up however, by
declaring that writing is the finest
profession in the world. She writes
poetry herself.
• •   •
The Oregon Emerald  submits this
Planning Urged
Remedy For Depression
Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland Enters Future To
Criticize Present Day
A plea for intelligent planning by politicians of the future was made by Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, former
Minister of Labour in the British Government, to a large audience in Arts 100 on Friday afternoon.
Sir Arthur chose as his subject the
Goes East
The official announcement was made
last night by Students' Council that
Mark Collins, president of the Alma
Mater Society will be the delegate ot
the student body of this University at
the convention of the National Federation of Canadian University Students
to be held In London, Ontario next
month. Collins will leave for the eastern city after the completion of exams.
His expenses will be met by the Alma
Mater Society.
Science Class Party
Nets Fair Surplus
Students' Council was relieved to
find last night that there was at least
one social function on the calendar
for which the Alma Mater Society did
not have to foot the bill for a hefty
The accounts presented by the Science executive on the financial status of the Combined Science Class
Party held last week, showed a surplus of $13.80.
There are still many tickets outstanding from the Intercollegiate Canadian Rugby series. All organizations
holding tickets or funds are requested to turn them into the Students'
Council office or the Canadian Rugby
Club executive, immediately, as there
are still many outstanding accounts.
Time, 12:25 noon.
Place, Ap. Sc. 102.
Date, Tuesday, November 28.
Speaker, Dean R. W. Brock.
Subject. "Occupations for Which
Applied Science Provides Suitable
as a prize boner in a sociological ex
"Question: Explain the various
ways by which man escapes annoying
situations by thwarting native tendencies?
"Answer:  He shoots his wife."
• •   •
The Pacific Weekly from Stockton
California, carries this advertisement
in apparent good faith: "Tender
steak or foul. Every night on our
50 cent dinner."
* •   •
William Bradford in his Daily
Bruin column, "And Another Thing,"
gives a glossary of newspaper terms:
Em: The thirteenth letter in the alphabet; a kind of smoked meat.
Proof: The noise you make when
you want to scare somebody or when
you blow cut a candle.
Etching: A peculiar skin irritation
which makes you want to scratch.
Zinc:  What a boat does.
well known Depression, but tackled
it from the novel angle of an observer of 1960 looking critically back
on 1933.
"It is perfectly obvious to us who
are examining world conditions twenty-seven years ago that the slump
around tho years 1933 was avoidable,"
the speaker said. "Politicians of that
day paid not attention to facts and neglected to take the same care with
the running of a government as they
did with their own businesses."
Even tho simplest preventative
measures were not taken. Unemployment insurance, which England
happened to discover more by good
luck than good intention, was one of
these. Another was the unsystematic
expenditure of money for public
works in good times. Excessive revenues should have been utilized for
paying of debts instead of for objects
for which there was no real necessity. A public works plan, however,
cannot be Introduced in the middle
of a slump; it requires careful and
extensive planning.
"The next stumbling blocks," Sir
Arthur said, "were the orthodox economists of the 'laissez-faire' schools."
There a pronounced spirit of nationalism both in the U.S.A. and in England, but this had to be overcome
before the world could forge ahead.
Russia in 1933 was no longer a
communistic state and yet Communists the world over were advocating
such a policy for other countries.
She was a completely capitalistic nation and as such had made more mistakes than any other indivualistic
state up to that date; therefore it
does not appear feasible to attempt
to convert governments under the
stress of a slump.
The speaker then brought his audience back to the present day and
concluded by suggesting and point-
out possible remedies for the depression as it exists now.
Freedom Dangerous
"Laws should be laid down with
regard to monetary matters," he asserted, "and then At the people go
freely ahead. It is perfectly absurd
to allow complete freedom of action
to Industries. A limitation should be
imposed on their producing and selling activities. No business should be
permitted to undersell another below the cost of production. If this
can be brought about the world will
see a mighty change. Also, by open-
minded governments planning ahead
carefully such slumps as the present
may be averted. The ideas of national sovereignty which we see all
around us are being carried to excess. But there is consolation in the
fact that this always happens before
a big change.
The distinguished speaker ended by
stating that the developments that
are coming between now and I960'
will evolve an amazingly new world.
New Library Books
From I.R.C. Group
The final meeting of the fall term
of the International Relations Club
will be held on Thursday, the 30th
of November at the home of Mrs.
Sherwood Lett, 4900 Angus Drive. Dr.
W. N. Sage will speak on "The British
Commonwealth Relations Conference"
held in Toronto in September of this
The books listed below are one of
the periodical installments sent by the
Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace to the Club library. They are
now being catalogued in the Univer-
sitylibrary and will be available to all
students Interested.
"The Great Illusion, 1933" by Norman Angell.
"The Bank of International Settlements'' by E. Dulles.
"International Government" by C.
"World Prosperity" by Dorsey Richardson.
"Historical Evolution of Hispanic
America" by F. G. Rlppy. Page Two
Tuesday, November 28, 1933
English Rugby
Fifteen Win 8-0
From Ex-Magee
Don Matheson Breaks
Leggatt, Mercer, Secure Touches
Varsity Ruggers scored another victory on Saturday when they downed
a much improved Ex-Magee squad 8-0
at Brockton Point.
Saturday's game was marred by an
unfortunate Injury to Don Matheson,
Ex-Magee full-back. Ken Mercer,
Varsity captain, broke through centre
and in attempting to score hurdled
the Magee full back. His knee came
up hard against Matheson's face,
breaking his jaw and cheek bones.
After being treated by members of
the Si Johns Ambulance corps, Matheson was removed to the General
Varsity Scrum Poor
Although Ex-Magee fielded a strong
fifteen, the Varsity team failed to play
up to the standard they set against
the Grads the previous week. The
scrum found difficulty in heeling and
didn't give the threes many opportunities to get away. However, in
the loose the student forwards were
much faster than the Magee men
Magee Threaten In First Half
Magee pressed Varsity at the beginning, but Brand relieved with a fine
kick to touch. Magee were forced to
touch down when Varsity threes ran
the ball to the opposing line. A few
minutes later Ken Mercer started a
three-quarter movement which ended
by Leggat crossing the line for the
first score. Magee were threatening
the Varsity line when the half ended.
Matheson Hurt
Magee dominated the play for the
first minutes of the second half, Ed
Maguire and Bill Morris started a forward movement which carried the
play into the Magee twenty-five area.
On a scrum down Ken Mercer received from Derry Tye and dummied
his way through centre. He hurdled
Matheson ancl fell on the ball for
Varsity's second try. It was in this
play that Matheson was injured. Dalton converted to make the final score
For Varsity Brand at full-back
played a stellar game. Ken Mercer
and Leggat were the pick of the threes
while Pearson, Maguire and Pyle
played well for the forwards.
The lineup, Brand, Dalton, Pugh,
Leggat, Stewart, A. Mercer, K. Mercer,
Tye, Morrison, Upward, Pyle, Maguire, Harrison, Pearson and Clement,
Senior "A" 18-B. & W. Oil 26
G.V.A.A.   Int  25-Chalmers  23
V. & D. Int. 44-Vandals 47
Sen. "B" (Girls) 10-Spencers 19
English Rugby
1st Division 8—Ex-Magee 0
2nd Division 0—Ex-Britannia 8
3rd Division fr-Ex-S. Burn. 3
Seniors 4—Maccabees 1
Varsity 5—North Vancouver 11
Varsity 10—New Westminster 6
2nd Ruggers Lose
To Ex • Brittannia
The second English Rugby team
lost a hard fought game on Saturday
8-0 to the league leading Ex-Britannia team.
Arkwtight Hurt
This was the feature game in the
second division league last Saturday
and one of the most exciting games
played this year. Both teams played
hard with the result that there were
several men injured on both teams.
Bev. Arkwright, Varsity scrum man
forced to leave the field in the middle
of the second half, was rushed to the
hospital after the game. Bev. returned
home Sunday afternoon and he expects to be back at lectures at the end
of the week.
Varsity Weakens In Second Half
Varsity held the ex-high school team
scoreless in the first half but weakened in the second to allow two touchdowns and a convert. The initial
touchdown came immediately after the
rest period when one of the Ex-Britannia men after a line out grabbed
tho ball and fell over the Varsity line.
The attempt to convert was successful. Tlie second touchdown came after
a dribbling attack when a Grandvicw
player fell on a loose ball behind the
Blue and Gold touch line.
The Varsity scrum played its usual
bang up game while tiie three-
quarter line still lacked fight. Varsity's team was as follows:
Vrooman, Ellis, Gaul, Wilson, Sanderson, Owen, Macdonald, Arbuckle.
Roberts, Wood, Johnston, Madeley,
Armstrong, Arkwright, Douglas.
Williscroft Keillor Mclntyre
—Cuts by Courtesy "Daily Province"
The above stalwarts were three of the twelve men chosen by members
of the Vancouver Dally Province Sport Staff as the All B. C. Team for 1933.
As is the case always when choosing All Star teams, Bob. Elson, Don,
Tyerman and Monty Roberts the triumviarate who were responsible for the
Province choice had a difficult task. Whether one agrees with their selection or not it Is a great tribute to the ability of Mclntyre, Keillor and Williscroft that they were chosen.
To prevent too many brlcka-bats there was a second team chosen. The
University of B. C. had three men on that team also and they were Dick
Farrington, Ed. Kendall and Al. Kirby.
Mclntyre was chosen as half back, Williscroft as middle and Keillor
as an inside.
Varsity Senior Soccer0
Win From Maccabees
Under favorable weather conditions and before about
four thousand spectators Varsity Senior Soccerment lived up
to Ubyssey predications by trouncing North Shore Maccabees
by a 4-1 score at Cambie Street.
The Fraternity men had beaten Varsity by a lone goal in
a league match earlier on in the season, but there was no question as to the superior team on Saturday.
From the opening whistle hard checking was the order of
the day. On the whole play was fairly even in the first half,
whatever edge there was going to in tho first, heady play by the forwards keeping the Northerners on
their toes throughout. After 15 minutes' exchanges a penalty was awarded for Varsity and Paul Kozoolin
placed the spot-kick into the top
right corner of the net.
Interclass   Swim
Meet On Wed.
The Interclass diving competition
will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, and
will consist of three compulsory and
three optional dives. The time is
from 6 to 7.
On Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Chalmers
Tank the following events will be run
50 yards free style — men ancl
100 yards free style — men and
50 yards breastroke — men ancl
50 yards backstroke — men and
3 style medley relay back, breast
and free style—men and women.
4 man relay—200 yards.
All   points   in  the   interclass  meet
count towards the Governor's Cup.
Class captains, you can hold your
own tryouts free of cost at Chalmers
Tank from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday,  Wednesday and Thursday.
Patronize   Your  Advertisers
Drape Suits
V. & D. Intermediate
A. Basketers Lose
Although weakened by the loss of
two of their best players, Varsity's
V. and D. cagers showed that they
had plenty of the old fighting spirit
left when they were nosed out by
Vandals 47-44 at King Edward gymnasium Friday night. In the first
half the West Viuicouvcrites doubled
the students score. However, in the
final period Varsity staged a great
comeback and all but overcame their
opponents' lead.
The Vandals took the lead from the
start and gradually increased it to
28-14 at half time. Immediately after
the intermission it looked as if they
would continue to extend their lead.
However, the Varsity boys upset this
I illusion by assuming the offensive,
Steadily they crept up on the Vandals till with but two minutes to go
they were only three points behind,
Although they managed to sink another basket, the Vandals also tallied and the game ended with Varsity still three points down,
The students played the game with
only six men but all of the six
turned in creditable performances.
Wright, Swan and Dobson were the
high scorers. _ne team: Dobson (10),
Ross, Swan (12), Wright (14), Logan, Lafon (8).   Total 44.
Balmaccan Coats
Both goals were visited by fast
attackers, but a really dangerous offensive movement did not arrive until Dave Todd tested the Maccabean
custodian with a hard low drive
about 10 minutes from the start.
Shortly afterwards Archie MacDou-
gal found an opening in the penalty
area and promptly scored with a
cross shot.
Jack Martin, scored the second
Maccabees now attacked hotly at
thc other end. Millar McGill in clearing in front of goal headed tlie ball
to Russ Stewart who in parting with
thc sphere fouled Gordon Hunter and
on tlie resulting penalty Maccabees
scored  their only tally of the game.
During this half Stan Greenwood
in th. Students' goal, made a number ot clever saves which drew
rounds of applause from the crowding onlookers. On the forward-line
Dave Todd, playing with a swollen
ankle, put across some pretty passes
on which his team-mates were unfortunate not to score. The half-
time score stood at 2-1 for Varsity.
In thc second half Varsity's superiority  was even  more  marked  than
With 20 minutes left to play Maccabees made a desperate effort to
save the game, but the fine work of
McGill and Waugh prevented them
from further scoring. Varsity finally got the ball out of the danger
zone and MacDougall lobbed the ball
neatly to Martin who ran through
to .icoro with a sizzlcr from just inside the penalty area. The ball was
still in Maccabeian territory when
the final whistle went a few minutes
For Varsity the whole elven played
bang-up football, with McGill on the
defence, and MacDougall on the attack particularly outstanding. The
half-liners got through a great
amount of work, but were at times
inclined to drop back too far. In goal
Greenwood was as safe as usual.
The team: Greenwood; Waugh and
McGill; Costain, Wolfe, Stewart;
Smith, Kozoolin, Martin, MacDougall,
Men frequently  waste money  in  unsatisfactory purchases  because
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In clothing its wisdom to ask for something good and pay a modest
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Badminton Team Win
And Lose Over
The Varsity badminton team lost
another league encounter on Thursday when they were defeated by
North Vancouver 11 games to 5. The
teams were evenly matched and all
gamis were close. On Saturday night
at New Westminster Varsity defeated
the New Westminster squad 10 games
to 6.
On both occasions Varsity was represented by Misses M. Palmer, M,
Locke, H. Palmer, L. Boyd, and L.
Messrs. P. McTaggart Cowan, R. Allen, E. Seldon, G. Samis, and W.
Birds, Beasts'n Even Tribes
Submitted By Busy Scribes
The following Is a list of names
submitted to date as a suitable cognomen for the University teams. Further suggestions are welcomed. Sponsors of names are asked to hand in
names that are in some way connected with the University and its
locality. The person who hands in
the name that is finally chosen will
receive a Totem free.
Masqueams—by  Max  Stewart.
Cougars—by Esperance Blanchard.
Seagulls—by Chris Dalton
Haidas-by Prof. W. C. Cook
Thunderbirds—by   Clarence   Idyll.
Mustangs—by Boyd  Agnew.
Lions—by Stu. Keate.
Grizzlies—by Ernie Costain.
Indians—by Paul Kozoolin.
Spartans—-by Norman Hacking.
Third English
Ruggers Lose
Varsity third division team lost a
very close game on Saturday to Ex-
South Burnaby 3-0.
Varsity played a man short for most
of the game until Sanderson came
on the field. Although the three-
quarters were playing well a slippery ball made handling difficult
thus spoiling many chances to score.
In the first half Wood of the student squad narrowly missed a penalty kick. The try made by Klrk-
patrick of Ex-South Burnaby, came
in the second half after a pile-up
near the Varsty line. In the closing
minutes of the game the Blue and
Gold fifteen fought hard but they
were unable to cross the opposing
During the second half the forwards showed well. Carter, Goumeniouk and Sutherland were outstanding among the threes.
All members or prospective members of the team are asked to turn
out for Wednesdays practice.
Sport Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In response to your request for a
zoological name for the U.B.C. athletic teams, may I suggest the cognomen of "Cougars." The Cougar is
an animal which, if not peculiar to
our province, is frequently found
hero, and to my mind suggests an
athletic team with plenty of courage,
stamina and determination, which
should apply to our boys.
Yours sincerely,
B. & W. Oilmen Win
27-17 From Senior
Varsity Basketers
G.V.A.A. Int. A. Team
Defeat Chalmers
On Saturday Varsity G.V.A.A. Intermediate cagers made it four
straight when they took a strong
Chalmers squad 25-23 in a hectic
overtime tilt. This win leaves them
on the top of the heap as the only
unbeaten team. Some changes were
made on the .iquad for Saturday's
game which materially strengthened
The first half was a ding-dong affair. Neither team got a lead of
more than two points up until five
minutes from half time when the
score stood at 9-9. Then Varsity
broke through for two baskets to
end the half at 13-9 for the students.
Varsity played strongly in the second half, holding a lead of four points
until two minutes from time. Then
Maxwell, Chalmers captain, broke
through the Blue and Gold defence
for two quick baskets to tie the score.
Thurber of Varsity was awarded a
free throw but the ball bounced off
the rim to leave tha score tied a*
21-21. Varsity came back in a fighting mood and Morrison 1 ioke through
for two baskets. Chalmers made two
free shots, giving Varsity a two-point
lead and the game.
Idyll and Phair were top men for
Varsity with seven points apiece,
while Maxwell stored six to lead
Line-up: Machin (2), Phair (7),
Idyll (7), Pallas, Thurber (2), Wolfv
(2), Clarke, Morrison (5).
What People Are
Dr. Sage—"Good thinkers are pro-
duced in spite of education."
Support  Your  Teams
U.B.C.  Team  Dropt
Second Game In
Student  Team  Now
Second In League
The Senior A team lost a game on
Saturday night to the B. & W. Oil
squad by a score ot 38-18. This loss
may cost the Varsity team the first
place in the pre-Christmas half of
the year's schedule. If the Adanacs
win all the rest of their games this
year they will be one game up on
the U.B.C. outfit.
Varsity Had Early Lead
The game started with Varsity
making three points on foul shots.
Osborne followed this with a basket,
which by the way was the only field
basket scored by the University team
in the. first half. The B. & W. boys
soon overcame the five-point lead and
marched through the first period to
come out in the lead by a score ot
After First Half. B & W Always
ln Lead
The second half
was much the same.
Both teams were
working hard but
the Varsity squad
was unable to outplay the Oilmen who
at one time were
leading by 10 points.
Towards the end of
Osborne the game the U.B.C.
coach changed his team completely
but even this could not solve the difficulty. The Varsity finally came out
on the wrong end of a 26-17 score.
Somehow Captain Osborne and his
boys didn't seem to find the basket.
Their passes were intercepted and
generally everything seemed to go
wrong. The B. & W. team were playing inspired basketball, and shot after
shot went unerringly into the hoop.
The teams played as follows:
Varsity—Wiiloughby, Hay (1), McDonald (1), McCrimmon (1), Pringle,
Nicholson (3), Osborne (9). Bardsley
(3), Henderson, Wright.   18.
B. & W.—D. Horton (5), L. Horton
(5), Osborne (4). McLeod (6). McLean
(2), Sabine, Thompson, Collisham,
Gemmel (3), Ross.   26.
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Essays, Theses, Etc. French Tuesday, November 28, 1933
Page Three
Litany Coroner
Caf coffee
Of coffee
Alarm clocks,
Five o'clock
Dead silence
The library
They haunt
My dreams.
It won't
Be long.
Dere Fren
Ws ovr to Eta Bita PI Frat Hs 1st
nt, and gt lt in fr brj gm. Imajin. I
had prty gd Ik at first, and thn nt
so gd. So pt my Iky rbts ft on tbl
bt ate in mstk fr piece of fj. It was
brown rbt but my Itl brther has grey
one, so wl nt mk sm mstk again; then
I gt up and walked around my chi
three tms, bt on 1st trp rnd slpt on
Is piece ot crpt and sprnd ankl.
u know who
Will the person who deliberately
takes my lunch from the caf table
every day and leaves me his, tell his
mother that I don't like sardines.
Any similar request on his part will
be complied' with.
• •   •
If the person who has a cold and
takes Economics 5 will call at the
Council Board Room he will receive
a   handkerchief   donated   to  him   by
the lr.embers of the class.
• *   •
FOUND-a dollar bill. Same will
be returned at noon today if the
owner will form a fine at the Quad
"All right lady, aU right, aU right,
thia ain't no hayride for me either."
This week two poems were
submitted, actually. They take
first and last prize respectively;
note, not first and second but
first and last.
Empty are the ways,
Empty are the ways of this Varsity,
And the students
Learn not of anything.
They work in vain.
Empty are the ways of this Varsity
Where profs
Walked once, and yet still walk
And students take heed as they pass.
-J. D.
WeU, if It Isn't our old school teacher, Miss Fldltch!
Are You Listenin'7 ]
Well, If it Isn't our old school teacher, Miss Fldltch!
"A few people get up bright and
early,  but  most  of us just  get  up
»   »   *
"Marriage Is a great thing—no family should be without It."
—Readers' Digest
Class and Club
A meeting of the Letters Club will
be held tonight at eight o'clock at
the home of Mrs. J. N. Ellis, 1742 W.
Fortieth Avenue.
V. C. U.
Today Mr. Wilfred Morris, graduate of Science '28 will speak in
Arts 204 at 12:10. A hearty invitation
is extended to all.
Mr. Schmeltz of B. C. Electric Railway will speak on "Changing Economics of Coal Gas and Coke" in Applied
Science 204 on Wednesday, November
29, 12:10 noon
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French German
General Stenographic Work
Terms Moderate
Work received in Arts Bldg.,
Room A.
Night Calls. Bay. 2253 L.
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma
combo, now at Essex House, N. Y.,
will start on a half-hour spot sponsored by Camels either to-night or
Thursday. Do Re Ml, blues trio, will
be featured and probably guest artist. Program will run over an 80
station CBS web Tuesday and Thursday, 7, PST.
• *   •
Joe Penner, the duck huckster on
the Sunday afternoon Baker's Program is a Hungarian. Less than a
decade ago he was a factory worker
in the Detroit Ford Plant. Ozzie
(Oswald) Nelson, Penner's supporting
maestro, was an All American quarter-back from Rutgers, and now
holds forth at Essex House, N. Y.
• •   •
Joe Twirp, the jargon jumbler of
the V-8 Merrymakers, is suing the
L. A. Railroad for $156,800, alleging
loss of left ey. in auto street-car
accident. His real handle is Bud
Buyer,   and   is   said   to   be   that   way
about   Sylvia   Picker.
• *   ♦
George M. Cohan, now appearing
in O'Neill's "Ah Wilderness," on
B'wciy, will replace Will Rogers on
the Gulf Program next Sunday night
at G, N.B.C. (Eastern chain). Rogers
is taking 5 week- off to make "David
• •   *
Beginning to-night the Philadelphia
Symphony, under the baton of Dr.
Leopold Stokow-ki, will broadcast
from WCAU four programs concluding Friday, Wagner, Bach, Bizet and
finally Modern Russians will have
an hour each.
• *   *
B. A. Rolfe toured Europe as a
solo cornetist at age. of 11. He produced "moon pitchers" and started
in the dance business under Vincent
Lopez. He skyrocketed to fame in
the now defunct Lucky Strike Hour
and now leads a 35 piece aggregation for Terraplan. Saturday nights.
• •   •
John S. Young, one of the youngest
and smoothest of N.B.C. announcers,
is a graduate of Yale, an LLD and
has t weakness for polo, rare beefsteaks, and Russian Pyjamas.
• *   *
Al Jolson's real name is Asa Yoel-
son. He Is just SO and has been married three times.
• »   *
Rubinoff's contract with Chase and
Sanborn has 8 weeks to run when he
plans to go touring with Schnozzle
Durante. Among other noted music
vendors of Slavic origin are Abe
Lyman, Louis Katzman, Phil Spit-
alyn, Freddie Rich, Al Goodman, Leo
Reisman, Andre Kostelanetz, Lennie
Hayton and Leon Belasco.
Upon the completion of Hector
Charlesworth's term in chair of CRC
in January the new seneschal will
be Major Gladstone Murray of BBC.
The bearded one will probably graduate   to   Senate   as   reward   for   his
• •   •
Billy Jones was once a telephone
linesman and Ernie Hare a baking
powder salesman. Stoopnagle and
I Budd are now in N, Y. vodvil. Jeanie
Lang has left Jack Denny. Fred Waring has most highly insured band in
country. Fred Allen's real name is
John Florence Sullivan, George Burns'
is Nat Blrnbaum. George Olsen is
now in Hotel Pennsylvania and will be
The following letter accompanies the second effort.
Dear Editor:— *
This is the first poem I have
ever written, but friends all say
I should send it in.   I don't
think it is very good, do you ?*
I had trouble with some of the
rhymes but then some of the
big poets really don't have any
more sense to their poems than
this, at least my dad says they
dont* and it sounds all right.
Another Pome
The fog . . on padded paws it creeps
around the campus,
It is so thick you cannot see the
lampus,   (poetic license).
O how I wish the fog were o'er
(If it isn't over soon I'll roar)
Were o'er
The nasty cold fog
Were o'er
The smelly wet
Were o'er
Greasy choky
Were o'er
White fog
Were o'er
Were o'er.
* No.
Freddie Freshman
Keeps a Diary Too
Do You Wanta Buy a Duck ?
Fighting Over the Right Of Way In a Tunnel
Among Those Present
. . . And then there was the society reporter who was being fired
and thought he'd have a good time
for one issue. They didn't find out
about It until the story was published
and here it Is:
"Mrs. Blank is entertaining at her
dive over on Main Street this afternoon. It hasn't happened yet but the
idea is to write it up as if it was all
over and I was there. Her sister,
Mrs. Blink, who is the guest of honour, is going to wear a black dress
that she got for $4.95 at Woodward's
with a tin buckle-in front to cover
up a cigarett hole, and Mrs. Blank
can't decide what to wear because
her blue dress had coffee spilled all
over it and her velvet one is very
shiny in a certain spot. Mrs. Blink
is supposed to look charming but she
won't unless he takes off about twenty pounds and gets a new face. If
the ice cream comes in time Mrs.
Blonk will slice it up, and Dotty and
Lotty Blomp will shove around the
cookies. I lost the list of guests
which is a shame because the idea Is
to show all the snitzy people you
asked and hurt the feelings of the
ones you didn't ask.
"There is a destiny that ends our
shapes,'' remarked a middle aged woman.
*   •   •
"One of the best reducing exercises
is to shake the head violently from
side to side when offered a second
helping" (either that or pushing yourself firmly with both hands away from
the table).
reunited on air soon with Ethel Shut-
ta. Leah Ray averaged 94 in her school
work and edited the high school paper
in Norfolk, Va. less than two years
ago. Abe Lyman was christened Abraham Simon and his ambition is to
be locked up in a room with Hitler.
Essay On Woman
Woman had man kicked out of the
garden  of Eden,   made  him   go   to
work, and has kept him at it ever
Women are divided into two classes
—women who talk most of the time
and those who aie planted in ceme-
Women have worked men out of
every job except that of being a
father. A woman may have twenty-
seven hand-painted hangers, each
draped with a dress, and then say
that she hasn't a rag to her back,
while a man will look through the
shiny seat of his pants and be filled
with hope that they will keep him
from indecent exposures until the
coat is paid for.
A woman will have eleven other
women in to bridge, spend fourteen
dollars on roses, prizes, salted peanuts, whipped cream and olives, and
if a man brings home to dinner a
good old scout who has saved him
from the sherriff, the ball and chain
will tell him that she isn't running a
soup kitchen for all the bums in
If a man shows little interest in
his wife she says he is leading a
double life; and if he is nice to her
she says he has a guilty conscience
and runs a temperature wondering
who the brazen hussy is.
A woman will cut her dress down
from the top or up from the bottom
for the benefit of man, and then says
she has been insulted should he take
an eyeful or show his appreciation.
A woman is soft of flesh, soft of
heart and often soft of head, but she
becomes harder than case-hardened
rollor-bearings when some other
woman speaks to her bundle carrier.—Ex.
Harold took me to the Christmas
plays. Harold is a big problem ln my
life, a nice boy and means well and
all that but is a friend of the family
and so I had to ask him'to my last
party and wasn't much of a asset because he stuck around all evening
and talked to mother about their
sawdust burner. Well I guess he was
paying me back by taking me to the
plays which, not wanting to be catty or anything but are free after all
and I was very anxious to see Henry
the Tenth, quite a man, I imagine,
with all those wives, I mean Henry,
not Harold, which is very nice, almost
too  nice.   Our  families  are always
saying how cute Harold and me are
together, just because my mother and
his father used to be sweethearts,
which I can't understand on account
of he has buck teeth just like Harold,
and his hair is a bit threadbare on
top, I mean the father ,not Harold,
I liked the third play best, which
gave you a funny tight pain in your
throat and ears like you were going
to cry and the boy with no shirt and
black hair was so pathetic I actually
did and felt silly, especially when I
saw him down in the caf the next day,
smoking a cigarette with his feet up
on the table.
Fanny Freshette is a old meanie
I intended to tell her so
But Honest to Gawd I dassent
You tell her Ubyssey.
Me and the egg beater
Don't drag her to any more shindigs
And spend the last 25c of Maw's ea
On that Nitwit.
Makes me wish I had voted C.C.F.
And gone to the dogs with Doc Telford.
I may be seein' you
If Fanny don't hog the page
Yours for bigger and better Freshettes.
Fours are made by fools like me,
but only God can make a three!
French  Clubs
Rarin' To Go
(Continued from Page 1)
by Byron Willis and Jack Lort is to
be Cartier. Esperance Blanchard
will play Heloise to Maurice Lambert's Abelard In a version of the
legendary tragic love story.
The tickets arc now on sale on the
campus, and will be obtainable at
the auditorium box office this week.
As last year, Andre Hisette will give
an introduction to each song, so that
the context will be easily understood.
Manitoban Staff
Finds Rune Stone
A minister .attempting eulogy in a
funeral ceremony: "We have here
only the shell; th"> nut is gone."
(Continued from Page 1)
carved at one side. It had evidently
stood for some time, because it was
completely covered, but it had been
placed there since the beginning of
the winter for it lay in a bed, not
of earth, but of snow.
"Stoncy" Broke
Debating what to do with their
find, the little group contemplated
transporting it to the University.
However, the stone was too heavy to
be c.vried in the car. As usual with
undergradutes, these students were
"stoney broke" and hesitated in hu>
ing a truck.
The appearance of photographers
and reporters from the Free Press
and Tribune both proved that The
Manitoban had not been duped, and
solved the situation. A truck arrived
and c.rted the stone to the Tribune
library where It was soon ascertained
that It was the relic missing from
Gimli. Whether or no it has historical
importance has yet to be decided by j
Professor Kirk, who is examining it
College   Intellect
A few quotations from a recent article by an anonymous college professor in one of the best-known American colleges may prove both enlightening and entertaining.
—"Then came the mid-term tests,
(sophomore). In the first paper I graded, a girl told me that 'when Juliet
learned of Romeo's fate she swooned
and fell prostitute!' A few papers on
I read 'Wyatt and Surrey did not write
poetry they wrote sonets!' One question had been 'Write all the dates you
know—from all history, all literature,
all biography,' Out of 40 students, one
boy knew as many as thirteen dates!
One boy knew only two—'Civil War
1812 and Revolutionary War 1866.'
'"One essay solemnly referred to
Kubla Khan as 'Cube the Can.'
—"Two papers on Robert Herrick
correctly gave the date of his birth,
1593: spoke of his having lived at the
time of Queen Elizabeth, King James
and King Charles; and then discussed
in detail the Robert Herrick who is
living today and whose novels are
about contemporary American life.
When I told these two students of the
bull they had made one of them said,
'You know I noticed that, and I didn't understand it at all.'"—Scribner's.
Nine out of ten times it's "Is that
you Mary? Well would you tell mother
I won't be home for dinner?" But occasionally it's something different,
such as:
"This is the Ubyssey speaking. Have
you a picture of Harry Pearson down
"Yes, Harry Pearson."
"Oh, haven't you?''
"Zeta Psi. Shut up, I'm phoning!"
"Yes, Zeta Psi, I said shut up, can't you see I'm phoning?"
"Yes, a fraternity. Can't you wait a
minute? What?"
"Zeta Psi. Z-E-T-A- P-S-I. Will you
keep quiet? They had their pictures
taken in the Spring, I guess. Yes, now
what do you want?"
What! Harry's a Phi Delt?
"You haven't? Well, I'm very sorry to bother you."
"Yes. We'll let it slide."
"Oh, don't bother, really, maybe I'm
carefully. When unearthed at Gimli
the finders believed that the store-
was a record of a trip taken through
the west by Norse adventurers centuries before the appearance here ol
other white men.
"At any rate,'' said Mr, Birt in
comment en the incident, "it prove-
that The Manitoban is always firs\
on the spot with the news." Page Four
Tuesday, November 28, 1933
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The standard of acting in the Christmas
plays last week augurs well for the future
productions of the Players' Club. On the
whole a professional finish was displayed which
has been lacking recently even in the Spring
presentations. Bearing in mind the fact that
only the novices secure roles in the Christmas
productions, there should be plenty of worthwhile new material available for the major
offering next Spring.
The Christmas plays are necessarily of an
experimental nature. Their chief purposes are
the development of new talent, and experimentation with production and design. In both
these respects this year's plays admirably
achieved their object! The work of the directors and of Dr. Duff and his technical crew
cannot be too highly praised.
One of the difficulties always confronting
the Players' Club is the difficulty of selecting
suitable dramatic material. The life of the play
selecting committee is not a happy one. In the
present instance the Club endeavoured to give
the public a well-balanced diet. As a curtain
raiser, "Two Crooks and a Lady" undoubtedly
served its purpose, but as dramatic meat it
was a bit thin. The plot dove-tailed together
too beautifully for the appetite to relish. Even
the good acting could not redeem it from mediocrity.
'Punch and Go' was an earnest attempt to
present a distinct novelty. Unfortunately it
did not seem to 'click' with the audience, Whether the blame lay with the playwright, the
director, the cast, or simply with the audience,
it is difficult to say. The stage effects on the
whole were excellent, but why that awful
symbolical tree ?
The third production, 'El Cristo,' was undoubtedly the high-light of the evening. In
every respect it was the most important of the
four plays presented. It was intense dramatic
fare, well acted and well directed. The deep
spiritual turmoil involved was admirably developed in the leading role.
The concluding piece offered a distinct contrast to the sombre tone of its predecessor. The
Pie and the Tart' was a delightful, light-hearted
farce, never for a moment losing the air of
make-believe that was its keynote. This play
reflected very distinctly the personality of its
director. For a light offering of its nature it
was a distinct success.
It would be an excellent thing if some attempt were made to encourage the writing and
producing of original one-act plays once again.
It is true that the play-writing course has unfortunately been discontinued, but it would
certainly add greatly to the value of the
Players' Club if it could revive this branch of
the dramatic art on the campus. There is no
reason why some of the University students
could not write a short play at least as good
as 'Two Crooks and a Lady.'
In conclusion might we suggest that the
Players' Club endeavour to secure more adequate music for the intermissions. There must
certainly be an orchestra available which 'can
lighten the rather prolonged waiting between
the acts.
—N. R. H.
A distinct cultural contribution is being
made by the French Clubs in their production of "Chansons d'Autrefois" this week.
Both the student body and the general
public should take advantage of the opportunity of seeing a program of such novelty. It is
absolutely a unique type of presentation, and
should merit the support of the University.
Praise is due Miss Ethel Bassin and the assisting artists, for their unremitting efforts to
make the production a success.
/    AND
i_ADV      1
TRIOLET (Culinary)
Deep in that enigmatic soup
The kindly caf serves me each day,
To probe its origin, I snoop.
Deep in that enigmatic soup
I find a bean, two peas, a troop
Of needles, barley, whisps of hay
Deep in that enigmatic soup
The kindly caf serves me each day. %
Coming as it does at a time when exams
are casting their shadows before, and the
general attitude seems to be one of "heavy,
heavy hangs over my head," this frivolous but
quite sound triolet strikes a much-needed note
of cheer. Speaking of humorous verse, do
you remember Reed Pilkington's 'Sedgewulf
Saga' ? It was well up to the standard of
Punch. If the chief doesn't object to me breaking a journalistic "Thou shalt not," I shall try
to run it again here.
Peter-the-Ape has been carrying his tail
in a sling lately . . . seems a play went over
him while he was scampering across Athletic
Park in the fog to buy peanuts. This may have
influenced him in his choice of a name for
the Varsity teams.
"Morons," he snaps. "Idaho has her Vandals, and we shall have our Morons!"
W. C. Cook, who looks after our Department of Indian Affairs, comes forward with
Haidas, but thinks the name unsuitable because U.B.C. is hyas klatawa from the Charlottes. Too bad though, for the Haidas were
organized raiders of exceptional dash and enterprise. Also the best battlers on the Coast.
He favours the name Musqueams, suggested by
M. M. Stewart.
Sports, by the way, tells me that the name-
contest is still open. See what you can turn
I did not love you wisely; well I know
When reason enters, love is on the wane.
The cold incalculable proud disdain
Of all the stars had mocked me, if the glow
Of love had given way to reasoning.
Love is a quest, yet not a questioning.
Had I accounted all your faults your own,
Punished you sagely, settled all the score,
Found in your perfect silence the strange tone
Of shallow love, withheld,    soon    darkening
Had I regretting, searched the world anew,
Seeking this secret that lay at the door,
Loved with my mind, and not with all my soul
I would have wisely loved, and been a fool.
Whether you've read Edward J. O'Brien's
'Best Short Stories for 1933,' American edition. And if so, how the story 'Black Wolf,'
written by Walter Edmunds and reprinted from
Saturday Evening Post, registered on you. I
thought it a powerful yarn, but was unable
to explain clearly to myself just what was
represented by the wolf. Death seemed to
be the most logical surmise, although winter
and hunger were also hinted at. What's your
opinion ?
Where the following lines come from, and
who wrote them:
We have forgotten Beauty, and all our goods
are good
And little we remember now the dryads in the
And only old philosophers and foolish people
What Lady lived in Lesbos, a weary time ago.
Why some of the well-intentioned friends
who suggest that we go more deeply into things
don't take a typewriter in the left hand, thus,
and a sheet of paper in the right hand, so, and,
effecting a union between the two, gun out
something to illustrate their ideas.
If we had more time, Peter and I, we'd perhaps turn out a more erudite column; but unfortunately we too have our share of lectures
and outside affairs to worry about.
Out of the shadows to my window-pane
What drew your wings, lost brother of the
night ?
(Small wings, that shed their pale star-fire
in vain
With beating blindly inward to the light,
Soft wings that rest, too weary now for flight.)
Why did you leave your river with its laughter,
The sobbing and the singing of its spray ?
(Return you cannot, now or ever after,
For see, your wings like mine are soiled and
And neither you nor I can find the way.)
By Zoe Browne-Clayton
—Drawn by Elizabeth Crawshaw
Professor Frederick G. C. Wood, of
the department of English, takes
pride in the fact that he was the first
native-son of the province to teach
at the U. B. C.
Although born in Victoria, he has
never allowed this handicap to affect
his zeal for instructing and criticizing youthful thought produced in
other Important centres of the province.
Recognition of Mr. Wood's ability in
his chosen field of English literature
was first made when McGill awarded him the Shapespeare Oold Medal
after he had graduated with honors
in English at that institution.
After putting in four years on the
staff of the Victoria High School,
he proceeded to Harvard where he
picked up his M.A. He still remembers the pleasures of the large community dining-room — where one
thousand men ate at a sitting.
He also has vivid recollections of
the bespectacled "blue-stockings"
who attended Radcliffe—the woman's
section of Harvard. In Mr. Wood's
opinion, the eastern "blue-stockings"
were in sharp contrast to certain
U.B.C. co-eds who are occasionally
seen on the campus.
Shortly after his retdrn from Harvard, he was appointed lecturer in
English here. His knowledge of the
drama made him a very valuable supervisor of the Players' Club—a position which he held for fifteen years.
Although Mr. Wood has shown unabated interest in the drama, he has
never expressed the desire, credited to one of his colleagues, of wishing to impersonate Hamlet. However,
he did take summer courses in stage-
work and voice production at Columbia University and at the American
Academy of Dramatic Art, New York
At the present time, it is rather
interesting to note that the first
Christmas plays, produced in 1916,
wvre all directed by Mr. Wood—who
is now of the opinion that they were
"pretty terrible."
His activity in the Players' Club
was no doubt influenced by the fact
that it was in connection with its
work that he met the young lady he
was later destined to marry.
, The class of English 13 is painfully aware that "Freddy" has been
abroad twice in the last three years
—principally because last summer he
made a detailed tour of the homes
of the English novelists.
A month in Italy this year convinced Mr. Wood that art galleries
and historic churches can be nearly
as interesting ns freshmen and the
Ubyssey. For a long time he had
cherished Boston as his idea of heaven—but since his visit to Italy he
has transferred his allegiance to Florence.
While abroad, Mr, Wood saw twenty-six plays on the English stage, and
came away frankly critical of contemporary talent. He characterizes
Noel Coward as "a very flashy and at
times brilliant young man whose
knowledge of life is limited to the
smart set."
Mr. Wood was elected honorary
president of the classes of '20, '25 and
'29. His name is also associated with
a tribe known as the Fljis.
He is famous for his superbly satirical sayings—two of the things he
is fondest of criticizing are freshmen
and the Ubyssey—but he admits that
"life would be Hell without either
of them."- M. H.
Rows and rows of worn but glittering coins, some silver, some gold,
a collection guaranteed to arouse all
th. worst avaricious passions in man.
Unfortunately, however, the coin collection in Professor Robertson's office contains only perfect duplicates
of real coins that are to be found in
the British Museum. Each side of
the coin has been duplicated separately and the two coins are pinned
down side by side so that one may
see both sides at once. There are
about one hundred coins in the collection ranging from 700 B. C. to
the early Christian era.
Oldest Known Coin
The oldest coins are merely stamped blobs of metal. They have no set
size, shape or weight. Any one could
coin their own money if they had
the necessary metal and there was
plenty of scope for cheating. Indeed
many of these coins have straight
edges which look as If someone had
cut a bit off before passing it on.
Among these blobs of metal la a copy
of the oldest coin In existence today. It is made with a mixture of
gold and silver and was issued In the
West end of Asia Minor about 700
B. C.
Croesus Himself
There are also some coins issued
by Croesus the famous Lydian king,
whose name today is a synonym for
wealth. A proof of his great wealth
may be found in the fact that Croesus
coined his money in pure gold. This
was a very extravagant procedure
for gold is very soft and the coins
qickly wore down with constant
The Persian neighbors of Croesus
were much more economical; they
used a three per cent alloy in their
mint. They were also the first nation to issue coins with portraits on
them, and in the collection there is
LOST-By Jack B. Poole, Arts '30. A.
A. Noyes Qualitative Analysis. Anyone finding this book please communicate with owner via Arts Letter Rack.
LOST—One Sheaffer Evershap, black
and white, Thursday night between
library and auditorium. Finder please
return to Lost and Found.
Obtain Seats Now
Allard de Ridder, Conductor
Sunday, Dec. 3—3 p.m.
Doors open 2:15
Seats at J. W. Kelly Piano Co.;
Telephone Sey. 7066
Positively no tickets sold on day
of concert
Dramatic Critic, Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
H,iw wis?, how subtle, how beautifully worded wern your criticisms of
the Christmas Plays . . . "The suspense was splendidly kept up . . . ",
" . . many ingenious lighting effects
. . . ", "The set was striking . . ."
and most lovely of all, your final
inspiration . . . "The play was directed by Dr. Walker . . . .". How
adequate indeed.
Believe me Miss B. C, you have
my sympathy. I realize yours was a
hard lot. For did you not have to
applaud their efforts? And do you
not have to answer your own conscience? I can hear you saying to
yourself, "I must try and find one
point to dwell on." How you must
have laboured to discover what you
did, and how you must have cheered
at your brilliant thought-"Dr. Walker directed . . . ". But B. C, you
missed the line of the evening; for
was not Vanessa Hellgrove's "God,
what beauty," the most gracefully
rendered ditty yon have ever heard?
I am aure the sight of the tree alone
inspired such emotion.
Be truthful, B. C, why did you applaud their efforts? Were they really
worth it? I for one would far rather
fail attempting something worth
while than do such things as were
witnefsed last Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings.
W. B. Shelly
quite a gallery of Persian satraps.
The Greeks preferred to honor
their gods on their money. Their
coins uphold the Greek penchant for
perfection and are the most beautiful ever issued, bearded gods, fair
goddesses, pictures of old legends
stamped in gleaming silver.
In ancient times it was the business
men and not the government who issued coins. This explains the great
variety of coins issued. As time went
on however it was discovered that
the weights of different business
houses did not correspond ao the
governments of the countries were
forced to take over the mint at one
of their duties.
Among the coins is one issued by
Cymbellne—Shakespeare's Cymbellne,
the old King of Britain. It la a rough
looking coin adorned with a horse
and a stook of wheat.
Silver Shekels
There is also a Jewish silver shekel. Thia waa issued about 70 A.D.
just before the final downfall of Jerusalem. When the Jews were subjects of Rome they could issue no
coins but at the beginning of the last
rebellion they set up their own mint
at a sign of revolt and this was one
of the coins produced.
Pictured on one of his own coins
is a portrait of Mithridates, the
great king of Pontus who was overcome by Pompey. Near it is a coin
issued by Pompey himself. There is
Brutus pictured just before Phlllippi
with a worn, almost starved expression on his face with tells clearly of
the privations he endured after the
murder of Caesar. His conqueror,
Augustus, on the other hand, wears
a very self-satisfied expression on
his coins.
Then there Is a king of Central
Asia who had himself engraved onto
his coins wearing a large and very
unbecoming sun hat.
Cleo ? Phooey!
Tho Ptolemy Pharoahs were very
fond of seeing themselves on coins
ancl even at times had the whole
family imprinted on one coin. It was
among the Egyptian coins that your
explorer received a great shock.
There is among the collection a coin
issu.d by Cleopatra, herself on one
side and Anthony on the other. And
such pictures! Where is the fascinating little lady of our imaginations?
Surely not this big-nosed female with
the jutting chin, coarse lips and lank
straight hair. Yet that is how she
pictured herself. Any man would
have good cause to complain if he
drew Cleopatra in a draw. Anthony
was no Romeo either. Only about
an inch separated his Roman nose
from his Roman chin and the thin
lips in between were drawn in a
nasty sneer. A well matched pair
indeed but hardly ideal lovers!
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