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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
Volume) Xs
No. 20.
combined meettag of the Senior
■see ot Arts. Science  and  Agrl*
ure was held Thursday noon la
100 with Doug. Telford In ths
Various Ideas for ths 1918 Valedictory Olft wars considered, These
induded a stone benoh in commemoration of Or. Wesbrookj a memorial
on the Falnrlew site to the old Uni*
gvarsity in consideration of the faot
thgt the olass 18 was the last to st*
nd the old buildings; a drinking
jtntain as a memorial to Dr. Wos*
brook; aad a painting of Dr. Wes*
brook, Ths meeting was so enthus*
ie otsr the suggestion of the
atbfnorlal bench that a rote was im*
mediately taken, resulting k la the
adoption of this idea as a Valedictory
lie importance of letting the class
, ^ ings for the Annual in early was
stressed, in order that the members
lit obtain the Annuals before
Graduation. The olass proposes to
hate an excursion to Wigwam Inn,
so that the Seniors might become
better acquainted with one another.
Thi date of this event was set for
Inesday, January 26. The class
J meet ia front of the Science
tiding at one o'clock and busses
11 be supplied to take the students
to the boat at the foot of Qore Ave.
The boat will leave at 1.30, and ar*
rive home about 10 o'clock. Everyone
ia expected to go "stag." Tea-dances,
or bridge-teas were the other alternatives, but were rejected as being too
enentnate tor stalwart Science he-
men and Aggies.
The Senior Ball, another all-Important subject waa not dealt with on
account of the lack ot time. The
subject, however, Is being considered
by the combined executive, who will
outline plans and dates for the draw
aid Senior Ball at the next meeting.
The draw, It Is expected, will take
place about February 23 and the
dance approximately two weeks later.
Non-Confidence Vote
Defeats Government
Will the present government remain ln power? That was the question
arising In the minds of the members
of the House when the Students'
Parliament met on Wednesday afternoon. Non-members, who occupied
many seats ln the gallery, were moHt
likely attracted by tho Murphy
versus Murphy fight which was about
to ensue.
Hon. Paul Murphy opened by moving a resolution of non-confidence ln
the present government, whose
Premier is the Hon. Denis Murphy,
Mr. Murphy contended that the
present government had failed ln Its
aim, which was essentially to teach
something of parliamentary procedure, and to encourage the students
to become interested lu questions of
politics. He stated that it was unconstitutional, Inasmuch as the Parliament had not been opened by the
speech from the throne. Secondly
that there is no Cabinet, but that
the Premier had two or three friends
gathered around him. Special parts
ot the discourse appeared to be directed against the Hon. Premier's
"man on his right." This was Mr.
Ab. Whltely, the talented politician
notoriously skilful ln parliamentary
procedure. Likewise, said the rebellious Murphy, the government has few
supporters. There Is no party and
no platform.
Evidently the government wished
power. Only resolutions had been
brought up, most of which the party
ln power had lost, and furthermore
no bills which woujd question tho
power of the government had been
Introduced. They have been sincere
outwardly, he said, but there has been
no action. "There has been much
smoke and no flame." On such
grounds was rooted the resolution
of non-confldence.
It greatly grieved the Hon. P. C.
Pllkington to second this motion,
Although the policy of the government
was stated to be the discussion of
topical affairs, thia had not been car-
(Continued on Page 2)
To-night |n the auditorium of Kin*
Edward High School, one of the major debates of the year takes place,
when Messrs. Orevllle Rowland and
Denis Murphy meet Messrs. Oeorge
Brltnell and Oeorge Nainby of the
University of Saskatchewan. With
their eyes turned to the much coveted cup offered to the Western Unlver-
Bitles for debating supremacy, both
teams will mount the rostrum determined to secure the trophy. Sarcasm,
rhetoric, Irony, scathing denunciation
and burning appeal will be offered to
the audience In tbe attempt to prove
and disprove that 'Commercial imperialism Is a perpetual menace to International peace." This oral battle
is scheduled to begin at eight fifteen
o'clock. Those attending will be gently relieved of the small sum of twenty-five cents at the door.
The Saskatchewan team arrived
this morning, endeavoring to look subdued, but reminding one of caged lions
awaiting the opportunity to spring upon their prey. Mr. Leslie Drown, President of the Alma Mater, will be In the
chair and will restrain the contending
gladiators from other than oral attacks upon each other. With eager
expectancy the student body Is preparing to attend the combat, thetr
deeper passion for gore having overcome  tholr softer instincts.
Debuting at this University has suffered a decline during the last three
years, a condition which the Imperial
debates only helped to emphasize. But
the sale of tickets for to-night's contest reveals a new enthusiasm which
may mark a revival of lnterset in debating.
On Tuesday night, Bill Masterson
and David Wodlinger struggled down
to the C. P. R. station, burdened by
the weight of suit cases, hand bags,
and trunks crammed with documents
closely covered with words and figures
A small crowd r»f well-wishers accompanied them to the station and mourned their departure. They were off to
the little village of Winnipeg, where
people drive round ln binders and men
do business In pools. There Ihey are
to flro off their pop-guns, shot-guns,
and howitzers against the mighty array of arguments to be produced hy
tho stalwarts of the University of Manitoba.
In to-night's debate here the scramble for African concessions, for Chinese territory, and for Central American republics will be treated In new
snd startling ways. Fresh motives
and desires will be attributed to all
the nations who have helped the poor,
or tt may be grasping Industrial leaders to get a start In the world, Sweated labor, the white man's burden, and
civilisation, are due to be hurled
around to make confusion worse confounded. Kecmomlo students should
welcome this opportunity of Increasing their knowledge by the pill method, history students should perceive
fresh lights among the broadsides,
while both presslmlsts and optimists
may promise themselves new causes
of grief and Joy. Science men will
have an opportunity to make original
research tn gas emission anil absorption. "Come old folks, come young
Arts will Tattf U with Kirn Edward Old Boys—Two
Still showing the same spirit whioh was manifested at ths first of tl
year, on Wednesday afternoon over forty-five Varsity Buggers want throng
a good work-out under the careful instruction of coaches Tyrwhltt si
Oranger. The field was frosen hard aad the weather anything bat Ms
Nevertheless, this did not deter the enthusiasts from the task in haud. Js
handled the seniors who showed plenty of energy, probably due to ths oOV
while Bob Qranger put tbe intermediates and Frosh through their paces.
Lest Sale of Tickets for the
at Noon To-day,
Reformation in Debates
■■* «
To-night the second International Debate of the year will take
place. If It is anything like former debates, approximately two per
cent, of the student body will be present. Some of these will be
there because of their real interest in debating; others merely because of a sense of duty. These conditions have prevailed in college debating for the last four or five years.
At the outset let it be clearly understood that we are casting
no reflections upon the Debates' manager or the debaters. They
have made the best of a difficult situation and they perceive the need
for some reformation just as we do. We think that in view of
the labour that is expended both by the debaters and the manager
better results ought to be forthcoming.
It is obvioug that there is something wrong with the system.
Is it a system which gives most benefit to and yields most interest
to students? We can say with the authority of experience that it
does not.
Under the present system debaters are chosen by means of a
three or five-minute try-out speech. That is they are judged principally on their delivery and only secondarily on their ability to
reason and argue.
The debaters so chosen enter two weeks of hard training, preparing every possible argument. During this period they have no
practice whatever, they meet no other team, in a word have no
actual experience in debating their subject.
This is certainly not a system calculated to produce the best
results. The participants obtain no practice whatever in impromptu debating, and it is in that that the real merit of debating
We advocate an entire reformation in the debating systems
ol the College and we feel confident that both the debaters and
the Debates' manager will agree with us. A debating union which
all students with an interest in speaking would be members, would
provide the necessary opportunity for impromptu speaking which
is essential for a good debater. This is the system which prevails
in the Kastern and Old-Country Universities and its results are
best seen by the prominent place which debating holds in the student activities.
?n concluding, we do not think that debating justifies the time
und money spent upon it in view of the small amount of interest
which it arouses among students. Unless the system is entirely
reformed and made sufficiently alive to arouse interest and to be
of actual benefit to many more students, it is not right that so
much of the Alma Mater funds and so much time of two or three
people should be so spent.
Coming Events
Friday, Jan. go—
•aek. Debate, K.E.H.S., 8.16 p.m.
lee  Hookey   Play-offs,   Int.  vs.
Ex-KIng Oeorge, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21—
Rugby, Science ve. Firemen.
Arte  ve
King   Edward   Old
Varaity  v».  Canadian
"A"  Women,
Basketball,   Sen
Normal Gym.
Ssn. "A" Men, at Y.M.C.A,
Monday, Jan. 23—
Bursar's "At Horn* "
Aggie  Oancs.
Tueeday, Jan. 24—-
8.  <?.  M ,  Mrs.  Helen  MacGill,
"Child Welfare."
loo   Hookey,   Int.  vs.   fix-King
Oeorgo, 4 p.m.
Aggie Dance to be
Held on Monday
The faculty of Agrioulture has
been very busy in the laat few days
and preparations are well under way
for the big Cowbell Ball. The Aggies
have been rather secretive and tbe
student body Is eipecting something
quite novel when the ourtaln Is raised
at Lester's Court at nine o'clock oa
the night of Monday, January asrd.
rrom what little Information Ken
Moffat would give out it would seem
that the danoe will be conducted In
a new manner whioh will make tt
even peppier than in past years. His
only definite statement was that a
new aud even better formula would
be used tor the punch. The famous
chicken sandwiches whtah have heen
a feature of the danoe tor the past
ten years will again hold a premier
position among the refreshments.
Tickets will be on sale to-day noon
at the ticket office.
four fixtures hays been at
for the week-end menu in the
code, two senior games ana a dotted
header in the Intermediate series,
the main event 8cience will teel
the notorious hook and ladder brij
on the Brookton oval at tfULfc
sharp, while the Arts team wll) cl
with the King Edward Old Bfitt
the lower oval at the same time,
the intermediate division ?4
meets the Meraloma "B" at Strat
eona at St 16, and the Freshmen are
to play Ex-King Oeorge on the local
campus at 3:00 p.m. ,     <j
The Science-Firemen game promises
to be a real battle and many an did
feud will be renewed, It IS nuneuirfd
thgt tbe life-savers have arranges a
special reception committee far
Sparks ft Co. ...
To feel the strength of the Firemen's team one has only to r*fer to
last week-end when the town-hall
squad held the fast Bx-Klng George
aggregation 8—3. This means that
Science is going to have to step, mil
Locke will be baok in armour, Phil
Barratt, having uaad great dlptopiaey.
Is back again.
According to the latest reports tgs
Vancouver   aggregation   which   will
meet Varsity about rebruary lQtb, IS
the next MoKecbqle Cup game Is to
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At their regular meeting last Monday afternoon the Literary and Scientific Department disturbed the tran-
qullllty of that August body knoWn
as the Students' Council by passing
a resolution which may seem rather
startling to most of the student body.
Moved by Miss Watts, it read as follows: "that the Lit. and Scientific
Department an constituted at present
be abolished and in its Place there
be a Junior Member on the Council
representing all Interests now represented by the Literary and Scientific
Department."  »
Those who have followed the **»
tivltles of the L. S. D. during the past
term have probably noticed that a
surprisingly high percentage of its
work is concerned with data snd
club budgets and bills. After the budgets have been approved there Is Utile
more to be done than the routine business of checking and paying bills.
It is quite apparent that this function
could be performed at least as expediently by one person. If ihls student were also a member of the Stolen lb' Council financial matters oodid
be attended to both speedily and conveniently.
This year In particular there has
been considerable conflict between ^»e
L. S. D. and Council. The recommendations of the Literary Department
have been rejected and Its resolutions retold by Council to suoh an
extent that lt haa accomplished very
little beyond the routine oversee&ag
of expenditures of the various clubs
coming under its supervision. It" is
therefore felt that much time woald
be saved by referring all but Stteh
routine directly to the Council, After
tiome discussion the motion was ogr*
rled. ,.
It. waa moved and carried that the
following bills bo paid: '
Players' Club  IWOO
Sooial Science Club     4.00
C. H. Williams     64.00
Orchestral Music      9.66
Orchestrations      16,SO 2
Januaby 20th, 1928
SHf? IbgHHFg
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association).
Issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student Publications Board of the
University of British Columbia, West Point Orey.
Phone: Point Orey 1434
Mall Subscriptions rate: $8. per year. Advertising rates on application.
Editorial Staff
Senior Editors—Francis Pllkington and Oeorge Davidson
Associate Editors—M. Chrlstlson, Bruce Carrick and Stewart Reid
P. I. P. A. Bdltor—Mamie Moloney
Feature Bdltor—Roderick A. Pllkington
Sport Bdltor—-Irvine Keenleyslde
Chief Reporter—M. Desbrisay
.Literary Bdltor: Laurence Meredith Cartoonist: C. Dudley Oaltskell
■uslnese Staff
Business Manager—Bev. Patrick.
Advertising Manager—Ralph Jamet
Circulation Manager—Allan Lloyd-Jones
Business Assistants—Alan Chandler and Ralph Brown
Senior—O. Davidson; Associate—M. Chrlstlson; Asalstant-
-T. Keeling
,;", Among thf student body there is existing a group of people
nguilty of 'i>etty pilfering." Latterly this has noticeably increased
until now ft is impossible for a student to leave his or her coat in
"the cloak room for any length of time without valuables being re-
rrroved from the pockets. It is not always that the loss is that of a
purely material nature for the loss of a gift, no matter how intrinsic
the Value, is often much more regrettable. Not only do pens and
yuriea disappear but, especially towards the end of the term, loose-
eaf note books are also removed-—a fact in itself which throws the
rt .blame directly upon some student and not upon an outsider.
." .. These petty thefts do not point to any mean spirit of revenge
'■but are committed, as the many empty purses in the Book Store
'^rould imply, solely for the sake of a few cents or some car tickets.
^s 'ib'the Indolent persons—they are not worthy of the name of
.iittidents--who take loose-leaf note books, their crime is even
^greater. The -fact that they are too lazy to take notes for them-
■gelves and yet will benefit from the work of others speaks for
itself. Considering that the value of notes to the owner is many
times greater than the value to the person who pilfers them the
• toss Is all the more to be deplored.
It seems inevitable that in any large organization there should
^bie a certain amount of this petty pilfering, but that it is becoming
' so prevalent in this University is indeed disgraceful.   Such losses
do not go without comment and, as is so often the case, the story
«rows in the telling, with the result that a few dishonest people
ring disrepute to the good name of our University.
•'''<'   The disciplinary system of a university, whether an honour
System or otherwise, has little or no effect upon people guilty of
these thefts.   It is only to be hoped that a word of warning to such
i.evil doers will, if not improve existing* conditions, at least check
the growth of a most dishonourable habit.
,,,      A year or so ago a deputation from the Vancouver Board of
'Trade interviewed the Senate and desired them to establish a course
"in* Business Administration at the University.   The Senate, while
'concurring with the request, was unable to accede to it because of
the large expenditure involved.
Recently the Kiwanis Club passed a resolution favoring the
forming of such a course here. It is quite evident that when two
important bodies of citizens which contain some of the most influ-
' ential and best-informed men in the province, express a wish for
higher education in this branch, their opinion may be taken as representative of that of the enlightened electorate in Vancouver. This
•being the case, we do not think that the students of the University
would be asking too much, if, at tho coming session of the Legislature, they were to seek a grant to found a Chair in Business Administration in 1929.
The University of British Columbia undertakes to put groups
of students well on the road to becoming high school teacher>, or
metallurgists, or nurses, or chemists, or physicists, or civil engineers,
to name but a few professions.
Why should it not, then, aid students to become efficient business men?
An interested crowd of students
turned out on Tuesday noon at the
first S. C .M. lecture for the term, to
hear Mr. R. H. Neelands, M.L.A, speak
on the subject of "Labor." Mr. Neel-
and first traced the growth of the
Labor Movement, comparing labor
conditlolns in different periods of history, slavery, serfdom, the Guild system, the changes brought about by the
Industrial revolution, and the organisation of labor ln the International
Trades Unions. He described the
work of the Trades Unions, using the
Typographical Union of whioh he Is a
member as an Illustration. Some of
the activities of his union are correspondence courses, a home for the
sick and the aged, old age pensions,
and above all the work done In bettering conditions In the work-room, wages
and hours of work. In closing tho
speaker showed how the same principles could be applied to the whole
of the community.
Next Tuesday at 12.10 p.m., Mrs.
Helen MacOHl, Jduge of the Juvenile
Court will speak on "A Co-ordinated
Programme of Child Welfare." Mrs.
MacOltl's ability and achievements are
well known and the students are looking forward with enthusiasm to this
The Musical Society has added another very enjoyable event to Its list
of successes. On Wodnesday evening
In Klllarney Hall, the members of the
Society laid aside, for the time being,
their higher aesthetic sense and, under the patronage of Dr. and Mrs.
MacDonald and Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Williams, disported themselves to the
excellent jazz provided by several of
the members. Dancing was Interspersed by games and singing and
judging by the volume of sound everyone enjoyed himself thoroughly; but
It Is extremely doubtful whether at all
times during the evening the society
would be recognised as distinctly
musical. The success of the party was
largely due to the capable management of Miss Edith Dwlnncll and Dick
Inter Class Debate
Education Is scheduled to meet
Agriculture ln an lnter-class debate on
February 8 . Agriculture Is the home
team anil has chosen the subject, "Resolved that the proposed expenditure
of 110,000,000 by Canada for two warships be upheld."
Will the Education Rep. see Lindsay niack, Agriculture, to arrange
At a meeting of the Students' Council on Monday night plans were laid
for the Victoria College Invasion,
which comes off February 3, 4 and 6.
Those will be a dance, probably at the
Winter Garden on Friday night, and
a basketball dance at Normal Gym on
Saturday. The usual athletic contests
will complete the programme of entertainment.
The minutes of the various societies
and organizations were paBsed,It was
decided that the Badminton team will
not be Bent to Kelowna, as had been
planned. The Musical Society's annual concert was announced for March
2 and 8.
Council drew up a resolution protesting against the proposed constitution of a roadhouse In close proximity
to the University Campus. Copies of
this resolution have been sent to the
Premier and the Minister of Lands.
Last Tuesday afternoon between the
hours of three and four p.m., the
Scribes of Thoth attended a delightful Pink Tea in the "black hole" of
the cafeteria. Covers were laid for
twelve, and the tables were most appropriately decorated with blue, rose,
aud orange table centres. A waitress
and Mr. Moss took It in turus to pour
tea.   The ices were already cut,
The plans for the year were discussed In between times, and a new
Scribe of the Papyrus, Mr, R. Gordon
was elected. The next meeting of the
club was arranged for Wednesday
evening at 7.80. All membera are Invited to attend this assembly at the
home of Miss N. King, 4636 8th Ave.
West. Members are requested to
watch the notice boards.
Tuesday noon of next week there
will be a general meeting of the Arts
Men's Undergrad In Arts 100. Business will Include discussion of a
smoker or banquet. Such an event
offers the only opportunity we have
to come together as the members of
a faculty. If you feet sure that you
could not enjoy a faculty smoker or
banquet It might be considered a waste
of time for you to attend Tuesday'b
meeting. But after all each of us Is
In some measure responsible for the
actions or lack of actions of our faculty. The work of the Common Room
Committee will also be dlscussod lu
the meeting.
— .•>»—
Students Parliament
(Continued from Page 1)
rled out, as he showed by a long list
of subjects that   should   have   been
dealt with.
Realizing that the resolution was
of a most serious nature, the Speaker
condescended to leave his (lias, ln
order to express his Ideas. He admitted that the Parliament had
failed ln Us attempts. The members
must either be serious, learn the procedure, and adopt a definite programme, or simply hold an open fonim for
general discussion. If there Is to be
an assembly lt must bo something
worth  while.
Hon, Ab. Whltely, In defence, aald
that the opposition had made mount
alns out of molehills. Ho foared that
the rebellious spirit of the member
from Ashcroft waa trying to break
the government.
Finally the Premier rose to defend
himself, his friend at his right, and
his party. He regretted that the opposition did not have sufficient common decency not to be too personal
or too severe ln their attacks. He
compared "ths hopeless divergency
of views" of hla opponents to "the
quiet* unassuming manner" of his
supporters. He asserted that he had
done his best both ln an orderly
manner and decently, and he claimed
that the resolution of non-confidence
was Introduced for one of two motives;—either the opposition had a
desire for power or was Insane.
Finally a vote was taken, and the
opposition won by a majority of two.
The house must now be dissolved
and a new government formed.
The large attendance In the Visitor's
Gallery was much appreciated and
the fact that more students are taking an interest in Parliament promises
well for the future. Visitors, however, must not take the remarks of
certain politicians concerning the
presence of "sensation hunters" too
seriously, aa they were delivered
merely to further party tactics and
not to discourage attendance. Every
student in the University Is cordially
Invited to attend all meetings ot the
Students' Parliament.
Ths Book Store has been handed
ten purees that have evidently been
loet by women studenta. Upon proof
of ownership they will be returned
to the owners.
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Valedictory Gifts
As tbe olass ot '28 meets to-day to
decide oa Us valedictory gift, perhaps
a tew suggestions from the Feature
Department will,not seem Ill-timed.
Last year we offered a number ot such
Ideas to tbe graduating year but they
were all Ignored. Still, we are not
A valedictory gift should be something that Is needed by the University
and must be something permanent—
(even If the University buildings are
First ot all, many students have
been clamouring for gondolas on the
Lily Pond. Arts '28 would be assured
of everlasting fame If It donated one
or even two of this species of vessel
to Its Alma Mater. Moreover the
Rowing Club would be saved the
trouble of going down to Coal Harbor
to practise.
It this suggestion should appear a
little extravagant, the Seniors can
easily find another suitable gift. For
Instance, the Chess Club would grate*
fully accept a few more boards and
sets of men. There Is no doubt that
suoh a gift is needod—to keep them
autet. And as to permanency, anyone
who has watched a whole chess game
will not worry about that.
It also would be a good Idea to start
a fund to buy hats tor the Freshmen
when they become Sophomores. They
will all find their old headgear several
sties too small.
An original Idea would be to hire a
number ot people (news boys pre*
ferred) to come and root for the Varsity at the Rugby games. This would
fool outsiders Into thinking that Varsity students had at least a slight
Interest In the showing of their ath*
A really valuable present that would
please everybody would be an elevator In the Science Building. Phil., Be,
and Chem. students would greatly
appreciate such an Innovation and
would certainly patronise It. Ot
course there would have to be a rule
preventing Freshmen, Aggies and
other yokels from riding up and down
"just .for fun."
A really humane present would be a
set of rugby helmets complete with
nose-guards for the protection of English I. classes.
Then there Is the sun-dial ln the
Botanical Gardens. It Is a sad but
Indisputable fact that this Instrument
can be read only in the day time. Here
Is a great opportunity for the Upper
Year. It could provide the sun-dlal
with luminous figures so that It could
be used after dark. This would be as
wisely chosen and as useful as most
valedictory gifts.
"If you could Join the service, what
branch would you tako up?"
"I'd go into the aviation branch."
"Why ko into that':"
"When I got tired, I could drop
out." ■   l''x
* *    •
TralUr t'oi> -"WhrttA the Idea of
balling up traffic? Why don't you line
your noodle?"
Co-ed (Juat learning to drive)- '
didn't know a Chevrolet had one,"
* •    •
"Oy, Gevalt, I've made lt a bad In
"Vat's the matter by it?"
"I Just took out Are Insurance and
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Student Inertia
There have been periodic outorles
about the lack of support that Varsity studentB give to the games In
which the University takes part. Many
sneers have been levelled at the listless undergrads. and great efforts have
been made to arouse enthusiasm for
athletic contests. Yet those that have
been shouting the loudest have themselves been guilty of Indifference towards one of Varsity's most outstanding activities. Probably only the Aggies know the names of the Varsity
team that has been defeating all comers—In the Agassis Egg-Laying Contest.
At the present moment the U. B. C.
Is leading by seventy-five points. Yet
only the Aggies rejoice In our triumph.
No one else pays any attention, Arts-
men think of other things and Science-
men do not.
Yet if only Interest could be aroused, how changed would be everything,
Dally, the noble leghorns would be
cheered on to greater efforts by rows
and rows of frensled students. The
thunderous Kitsilanos would drown
the sound of the referee's whistle,
stopping only to allow the coach, the
world-famous Hen No, 8 herself, to
cackle signals from the side-lines. Imagine how the stalwart hens, knowing
that their whole Alma Mater was be*
hind them, would excel themselves
and carry the blue and gold to yet
another victory.
There Is some fear that such violent
manifestations might wreak havoo on
the coming generation of U. B. 0. Leg*
horna by addling them in their adolescence. The tew detractors of this
noble sport accuse the pullets ot pro*
fesslonallsm, but this charge has been
utterly discredited by the action of
the R. 0. P, association In reaffirming
the amateur status of Hen No. 6 and
recommending that sho represent Canada in the next Olympic games.
But at present It Is left to the Aggies to support the team and eagerly
follow Its successes. Only the Aggies,
at the end of each day's play, count
the precious eggs that comprise the
score. It la true that Artsmen may
meet some of these eggs In the Cafeteria, but by that time the Agassis
Egg-Laying Contest will have been
forgotten by even the oldest Aggie.
CUleaeb 3okcs
Disappointed Professor, after Xmas
exams—"You seem to fall to realise
the Importance of your work."
Freshman—"Ah! but a man's reach
should exceed his grasp, or what's a
heaven for?"
• •   •
Mamie Moloney—"Do you think
these garters look prettiest above or
below the knee?"
L. Meredith-"llmni! I.emnie si»>
• e    e
First Science Mini "Yes, I'm a
track iiiuii "
Second Htevedore "What section
do you  work on?" fix.
• a    »
"Cosh, all hemlock!" sighed Socrates, as he eyed the fatal cup. —Ex.
e   »   •
Science '30 — "Is this a first-class
Waitress—"Oh, yes, but we don't
mind  serving  you." —Ex.
• •   •
"Can I Interest you in something ln
silk stockings?"
"Er—y«'s; but not. while my wife Is
about!" —Ex.
• •   •
She—"I never go out with the same
man twice."
He—"If I were you I wouldn't boast
about It." —Ex.
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A fortune of uncounted millions
awaits, or should await, the enterprising publisher who collects and
edits In one volume the edifying and
morally Instructive group of stories
of Milt Gross.
These stories, which have appeared
lately, are ln the great master's later,
or Rabelasian, manner. In them he
touches those sublime heights of In*
spiratlon that so few ot his predecessors managed to reach. His marvel*
lous historical novels of recent date
reach transcendent summits that even
the muoh touted English writer of
the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare, did not attain. These historical
novels reveal the great figures of the
past in a newer and more human light
than do the earlier and lesser hletor*
lans who have attempted to chronicle
the thoughts and actions of History's
favorites. He throws aside the mantle
of obscurity that has oovered the
Inner, private lite ot the heroes and
heroines ot times past, and reveals
in an unshrinking, yet sympathetic
manner, the little foibles and peculiarities ot the great.
His work abounds in human sympathy, pathos, and an uncanny insight
Into the human heart. In his powerful and gripping story of high sooiety
in Ur ot the Obaldees, "Semsum wit
Delimit," he shows this latter trait
very clearly, How skilfully Delllub,
that "wioklt wemp," plays up to the
vanity ot the conoelted strong man.
How seductive Is her request to her
cave-man husband to "weegle de bl-
oeeps a little, dolllnk." How suddenly
she changes, having lulled the unsuspecting victim of her feminine wiles
to sound slumber. Semsun's flrst
snore has hardly announced his departure to the land of dreams, when
his unfaithful spouse summons her
concealed "boy-frens" who reap the
sleeping giant's luxuriant locks. How
pitiable la the heroes plight when he
wakes. He, the strong man whose
favorite pastime was to take an Iron
bar, display It to the admiring multitudes, and cry, "geevo onct a look,
peoples, lrrun barr, hmml prresto,
pretsol, hm!"; was reduced to Impotence, utter and complete. How well
the master artist draws his characters, and with what a delicate hand
he throbs his reader's heart strings.
Hla other historical novels maintain
the high standard set by his flrst work.
That great tragedy, "Entony wit
Cllpettera," is a marvel of literary art.
The love of these two great figures
has been the theme of song and story
for two thousand years, culminating in
this magnificent work, which overtops tho puerile emanations of mediocre hack-writers, auch aa Shakespeare In a complete manner that can
ho host expressed ln the great
master's own words "wit a teunut."
The touching, naive love of Cllpettera
which fills Entony's heart and bubbles
over on tho battlefield In the crl du
coeur, "Now 1 osk yuh werry cofll-
denshully, ent she swet?" is delineated
with a master hand. In despair at the
loss of the battle, Cllpettera, stings
herself "wit a esp" and dies. The rest
of the story Is too famous to need
repetition, but lt gains new force and
power under the spell ot the master
Space does not permit of a comprehensive review of the other novels
of the series, but they are equally
masterly In style and lucid and picturesque in diction. The great melodrama, "Leddy Qodiwa" "that gudge-
ous femmle" is a masterly treatment
of the noble theme of virtue triumphing over vice, and the sub-plot of the
poor but honest "hoptishun" is a
ment that "Hevun will purtec de wolk*
in goll." The story of "Heddum wit
goll." The story of ."Heddum wit
Heve wit de goddan frum Hedden"
l« a splendid exposition of the "Eternal Triangle." Heddum Is a hero of
tbe red-blooded he-man type, almost
a cave-man, and he Is drawn in a
masterly style. His helpmate, Heve,
Is a type of the fair but fragile girl-
wife who tires of her simple country
home and handsome, honest husband,
and falls for the wiles ot the smooth
dark stranger from the city, the
"wenemus solpent" who beguiles the
simple village matron with his
honeyed words and actions.
How she is deceived by the city
shark, and in her fall drags down
with her the not entirely Innocent
Heddum, and the thrilling climax,
form a powerful and gripping story
that holds the reader enthralled to
tha last word.
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January 20th, 1928
Nonsense Discussed
at Letters Club
The flrst meeting ot the Letters'
Club for the term was held on Tuesday, January 17,- at the house of Mrs.
Henry Angus. The evening opened
with an expression ot regret tor the
death ot Undine Howay, whom the
olub was fortunate In having for its
secretary last year, and whose wit
tatsUiisno* and interest had stimulated the meetings tor the two years
ot her membership. ,    , ,
Mr, Larson made soms inspiring
suggestions for subjects nsst year.
Ths subject etarted by Robert Thorpe
at -Tuesday's meeting wss "Nonsense."
His paper was nebulous, but interest*
tag, partly because of its nebulous
character, and partly beoause ot the
obvious relish with whioh the writer
regarded his subject.
Thsre were maty original ideas m
the paper, which were exemplified by
the reading of Nonsense rhymes.
These thoughts had not been moulded
m torn, sad the writer arrived at no
definite conclusion as to the essence
el Nonsense. Thus the members
were stimulated by ths ideas thrown
Sut and the indecisive conclusion to
isoover for themselves the essentials
ot Nonssns^ytenure.
, At a meeting of the U. B. C. Student
Section of the Engineering institute of
Canada, held on Wednesday, about
ISO students, members of the faculty
and visitors, heard a very intaniUng
address on "The Cariboo Highway,"
given by Mr. Patrick Philip, deputy
minister of Public Works for British
Mr. Philip prefaced his address by
some suggestions to the student who
thinks seriously of his future success. Following these, the speaker
gave a brief history of the discovery
Of ths Fraser Canyon by Simon Fraser
Snd later the construction of the historic Cariboo road, whioh was closely
followed by the Canadian Pacific Rail-
This pioneer trail has been retrodden since the opening of the present
podern Cariboo Highway, which wtll
completed next September.    Mr.
lillp desorlbed the construction of
lis highway, the nature of the work
H&d the standards adopted by the Public Works Department of British Columbia. He quoted comparative figures
between this province and several
European countries and some statistics of the highway system of B. C.
The large number of slides shown
by Mr. Philip left no doubt regarding the scenic wonders of the Cariboo
Road and those Illustrating the old
and new Alexandra bridges at Spuz-
sam, together with the old Indian
bridge, were especially Interesting.
The lantern was capably operated
by R, L. Morrison, Sc. '29.
Mr. Gordon Patten, Arts '27, spoke
at a well-attended meeting ot the
Mathematics Club, last Thursday, on
the subject of "Conformal Mapping."
This topic was dealt with ln a very
able manner by Mr, Patten, and the
various maps that he constructed to
Illustrate his subject were exceedingly interesting.
Minnesota Fellowships
Four Shevlln Fellowships at (GOO,
one each ln the Colleges of Agriculture, Chemistry, M e rll c 1 ne, and
Science, Literature, and the Arts.
The DuPont Fellowship ln Chemistry at $760.
Four Caleb Doerr Research Fellowships In Agriculture at $600 each.
Also the following Teaching Assls-
tantshlps, with stipend ranging from
8226 to $1,200, with remission of tuition tn the Oraduate School:
Agrioulture and Home Economics—
SO assistants.
Animal Biology—1 teaching assistant, 8 assistants.
Anthropology—2 assistants.
Astronomy—1 assistant.
Botany—«   teaching   assistants,   6
Chemistry—24 assistants.
Economics—7 assistants.
Education—7 assistants.
Engineering, Electrical—4 teaching
Engineering Experiment Station-1
research fellows 1 assistant.
English—2   teaching   assistants,   6
Geology and Mlusralogy -2 assistants.
Germsn—2   teaching  assistants,   t
History—a   teaching   assistants,   2
Mathematics—1 teaching assistant,
3 assistants.
•Medicine and Surgery—(1) Medical
School-16 fellows, 17 assistants; (2) Mayo Foundation-32!'
fellows:   (3)   Miller  Hospital-
4 fellows.
Philosophy--! assistant.
Physics—10 teaching assistants, 11
Women's Senior "A"
to Meet Dufhis Team
Or-. Saturday evening at 7:00 o'clock,
ln the Noral Gym. the Varsity Senior
A Women's team plays one of the
most important games of the year.
The record of the team to date Is:
played one game and lost one. This
result only occurred through hard
luck with postponed games and the
one game played, coming within less
than one week of the exams.
The team which defeated Varsity
was the Duffus B. C. Commercials. At
half-time, the score stood 12-4, and at
three-quarter tlmo, stood 18-8. The
final score was 18-17 ln favor of the
The scores themselves, saying nothing for the games, proves there is
plenty of fighting spirit and determination in the U. B. C. team.
There was only a handful of Varsity rooters who were greatly outnumbered by the Duffus support.
•    .       - - .   .    a,   e* .ssge» ♦   *   ■   — — -
English Rugby
(Continued trom Page 1)
be the strongest squad gathered together from local teams tor some
time. McMillan, who Is showing up
well at five-eighths for the Rowing
Club will be ln the lineup. He had
reoeived injuries prior to the previous
game with Vancouver this year and
was unable to play. He is a hard
worker and will offer Varsity plenty of
trouble. Another candidate Is Farmer
who will further strengthen the Vancouver squad. From all angles it looks
as If Varsity is going to have a tough
Having nearly completed their successful tour of the Old Country and
the continent the crack team from
New South Wales will shortly leave
for Canada and will meet Varsity during the flrst week in March. From reports ot able critics, both young and
old, there seems to be a general agreement as to the speed of this noted
aggregation. Their team work is perfection tn itself and one noted authority claims that tbey are equal to if
not better than the All Blacks which
toured here several years ago. Ho
claims they have little subtlety In
their game but play ln a straight-forward style and rarely change their
tactics. Ross, the full-back, Is awarded an equal standing with the best
that have been produced. Although
not possessing any great Individual
star they are considered excellent as
a team and use team-work to get results. The play is clean-cut and enjoyable to watch.
Badminton Loses
On Tuesday last, Badminton B team
met the Pushfeathers only to lose
the match by a score of 15-7. The
players did not come up to their usual
mark, but are looking to retrieve
themselves ln the coming tournaments.
On Saturday, A team will play New
Westminster at. 2.30 at the Royal City.
At the same time B team will meet
Shaughnessy Military here at the Drill
The men seemed to be the strong
part of the match on Tuesday. Shields,
a new recruit, proved star of thu evening. In the Mixed Doubles he and
Miss Leach won 3 out of 4 games,
and with Fertile he was also successful ln the men's doubles. Tho women
lost their doubles altogether.
On Saturday, January 21st, Varsity
flrst soccer meet Canadian Legion In
the first round of the Province Cup.
The game Is to be played at Gamble
street grounds at 2.15. Although Can-
avllau Legion are a second division
team, they are quite capable of giving
Varsity a hard battle. As the game is
to be played on a hard ground, the
speedy Varsity team will have an advantage.
Political Sclenoe—6 teaching assistants, 2 assistants.
Psychology—6 teaching assistants, 1
Romance Languages —4 teaching
assistants, 1 assistant.
Scandinavian—1 assistant.
Sociology—2 teaching rsslstanls. 1
Application for these fellowships
must be made on or bsfore March 1.
Blank applications may be obtained
from the Graduate School, 284 Administration Building, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
♦Hpsolal Requirements. Graduate
Fellowships and Assistantships are
available in Anatomy, Bio-Physics,
Physiology, Pathology and Bacteriology, as well as In Clinical Investigation and Medicine and Surgery. Address Inquiries to Dean of the Graduate School, Minneapolis, or the Director of Graduate Work, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.
Oarsmen Start
Spring Program
An Important meeting will be held
Friday, January 20, at 12.20 p.m. ln
Applied Science 102 for the election
of officers. Everyone Interested ln
rowing should be present.
Several very good practices have
been held since tho beginning of the
8prlng term, A good crowd Is turning out, and some new men have been
shown the principles of the sport. On
Wednesday last a practice was held
In the new 8-Oared boat, kindly donated to us by the Washington Club Just
before Christmas. Bill Bain, who
rowed for the Blue and God several
years ago, gave the boys some very
useful coaching.
The club haa been seriously handicapped by the Iobs of its president,
Bob Thorpe, and the captain, Les Mallory, who have had to resign because
of other duties. As soon as these
places are filled regular practices will
be arranged, and crews shaped for
the Spring contests.
CrewB ure not limited to heavy men
but Include those of medium height
and weight. Fees for the full season
are $C a man, and practices are arranged, as far as possible, to conform
to students' time-tables. Watch the
notice boards for further announcements.
On Tuesday night Varsity met Monarch Juniors, the league-leading lce-
Btars, and waltzed gamely down to a
8—1 defeat. This was the final league
game of the season, and Monarchs
have come forth undefeated. Varsity,
playing two reserve men short, put
up a hard fight, and it was nearing
the end of the last period when Monarchs went out for two goals.
Varsity Juniors will meet King
George in the play-off game on Monday night, immediately following the
Senior tilt between Towers and Ex-
King George. This Is to be a knockout game, and, should they lose, will
have to leave the ice for tho season.
A win will secure another game for
Friday night.
Carswell opened the score by batting in the puck during the flrst few
minutes of play. It was Varsity's only
goal for the evening. During the second period Parker made several fast
attempts, but at goal Lockwood's gaiters seemed Impregnable. At the close
of the period two Monarch men combined to knot the score.
The third session was decisive. Varsity, with two men short in the reserve, was forced to play practically
without relief, and by this time was
pretty well tuckered out. In spite of
this, they kept up a steady game, and
lt was only by chance that Monarchs
scored the two decisive goals of the
night. The flrest event was accidentally helped In by a Varsity man, and
the second clipped through Straight's
skates during a goal-yard scrimmage.
Carswell was the Varsity star, with
Farker following close in his wake.
Straight, was outstanding in goal and
made several sensational stops, The
learn has unfortunately lost two of Its
star performers—-Pat Callan and Larry Callan- -who are preparing to leave
the city and consequently will not be
available for future games. The team
will have to work harder than ever
on Monday night, but they have real
material  to  work  with.
The team: Straight, Dalton, Matthews, Parker. Carswell, Hume, and
To-night (Friday, 20) at 10 o'clock
Varsity Intermediates and Ex - King
George stage the first game of the
playoffs; the second is to be on Tuesday evening, at 6 o'clock.
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