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 Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 38
M. Collins
Is Elected
By A.M.S.
Sinclair  Defeated  By  Small
Margin of Votes In Presl-
dentlal Contest
Mark Collins, present treasurer of
the AMA, defeated three opponents
in tho elections for president of tho
society'by the narrow margin of 25
votes. Voting was by preferential
ballot and 1111 waa tho total poU.
Collin's vote wu just tho fifty per
cent plus one required under the
preferential system.
Collins has been treasurer of tho
AMB. for the past two years. He
has boon prominent in athletics,
bring on the Big Four Canadian
rugby team for two seasons. Ho Is
taking a combined Arts and Commerce course ,and this wtil bo his
third session on CouncU.
Late Wednesday afternoon, scrutineers representing George Sinclair,
lodged a formal protest with tho
Council claiming unconstitutional pro-
ceedude in the counting of the ballots. CouncU, after consulting Professor Angus, derided that despite
tho charges of the scrutineers, no
miscarriage of Justice had occurred,
and that therefore tho election was
No further action is contemplated
by any of the other throe candidates'
Collins defeated Gordon Stead,
MUton Owen, and George Sinclair.
Milton aad Stead are running for
otbar Coundl positions In the elections to bo hold on Tuesday neat
History Graduate
Research Work
A great honor has again been accorded to a History Honor Graduate
of this University with the Inclusion
of a chapter by Sylvia Thrupp in the
recent "Studios in English Trade in
the Fifteen Century," edited by Professor gUeen Power and Mr. M. M.
Dr. Thrupp'a contribution to the
book la Chapter six, entitled "The
Grocers of London, a Study of Distributive Trade." It deals with the
London companies and shows how
the Grocers' Company was typical of
the development of a mediaeval
.trade group. In this chapter Dr.
Thrupp shows that the mediaeval
grocers were both wholesalers and re-
taUers. In addition to their ordinary
wares of the grocery trade, the grocers dealt in a variety of wares. They
handled, among other things, spice,
dye-tuffs, canvas, linen, and even,
occasionally,  grain.
Dr. Thrupp'a work was bas^d on
manuscript sources from the Public
Record Offices In London, and also
from the Corporation Archives ln
Southampton. She also obtained information from the London City Archives ln the Guildhall, from the
records of "The Worshipful Company of Grocers" and "The Worshipful Company of Mercers."
Dr. Thrupp graduated from U.B.C.
in 1925 with first-class honors in
History, after having won the Historical Society's gold medal. She
took the I.O.D.E. scholarship In 1929-
1930, getting her Master's Degree in
1929. Since that time she has been
doing research work at the University of London on the history of the
City Companies. She has recently
completed a study of the Baker's
Another interesting sidelight on
the "Studies in English Trade" is
the fact that the first chapter of the
volume was written by Professor H.
L. Gray of Bryn Mawr College, under whom another M.A. graduate,
Mi-s Margaret Ormsby, has been
Considerable discussion has been rife on the
campus during the past few days concerning
the recent presidential elections, and the matter certainly screams for comment.
Elsewhere on this page will be found Council's statement as to the reason why they did
not declare the election invalid and re-open
nominations for a new election. They admit
that they are guilty of gross mismanagement,
they admit that the provisions of the constitution have not been followed, and still they refuse to give the candidates the satisfaction of
a new election In order that any hint of dishonesty or unethical conduct may be dispelled.
In the first place It Is doubtful whether preferential voting Is within the constitution—the
clause covering it reads: "Elections shall be by
ballot" and the definition of ballot is:, "A ball,
ticket or paper by which a vote ig registered."
Nowhere ig there a suggestion that a ballot
shall register a preference. But since preferential voting has been in practice for gome
years, there is no cause for complaint on this
Clause 10, subsection 7, of the constitution
"After the ballots have been counted the returning
officer ahaU place them ln a package, which ahaU be
sealed in the presence of the scrutineers and preserved
until after the annual meeting of the Society."
Degpite the fact that scrutineers for all the
candidates were in the Council board room
yesterday noon, the ballots were not so sealed
at three o'clock yesterday afternoon.   It is
doubtful if they are gealed in the pregcribed
manner even now. Can thls'failure to abide by
the constitution be excused on any grounds?
No, it cannot.
Council have admitted their mistake. That
does not absolve them.
When a disagreement arose as to the method
of redistributing the ballots marked with a first
choice for a defeated candidate, Preaident
Whimster assured the scrutineers of one of
the candidates that the ballots would be placed
in the safe and left there until they could be
recounted in the presence of Professor Angus
the next morning. Despite this assurance,
Whimster and Rogers, on their own iniative,
counted the disputed votes. No one else was
present in the room at the time of this count.
We do not suggest that the ballots were in any
way tampered with, but we insist that it is
open to question whether the student body as
Considerable comment has been made on
the recently completed Presidential Elections
and numerous claims as to the inefficient
handling of the elections have been lodged.
Certain members of the student body have
protested the result on the grounds that the
letter of the Constitution of the Alma Mater
Society was not adhered to. This is a fact.
For some time past precedent has established itself with regard to many matters, and
as a result, the letter of the Constitution has
suffered. With regard to the elections Just
past, Students' Council must admit itself at
fault in not enforcing By-law No. 10. However,
despite the fact that a new election has been
asked for, Students' Council has seen fit' to
take the stand that the election is valid and
even had the technicalities of the Constitution
been strictly adhered to, the result of the election would have been no different.
The Council is perfectly willing to accept
all responsibility as a result of its laxity in this
regard and feels that having made a mistake,
it is in the best interests of everyone to admit
the mistake and profit by it in»the election to
be held Tuesday.
If the result of Council's negligence in this
matter could have in any way affected the
result of the Presidential Election, its attitude
would be quite different. However, 'it feels
that the result of the poll is a true indication
of the wishes of the members of the Alma
Mater Society and therefore we see fit that it
should stand.
(Signed) WM. H. WHIMSTER.
a whole is satisfied that they were not tampered with. We accept the word of Whimster
and Rogers that everything was above board,
but does everyone else? We think not.
A new election would be the only way to
satisfy all concerned
Council has refused to call one.
Failing a new election, Collins, who has
been declared elected, should have resigned
and caused a by-election to be held. Otherwise he will feel, and the remainder of the student body will feel, that he was not truly
This course is still open to Colling.
Shocking Murder Solved
At Presentation of 'Alibi*
Bill Sargent Start At Detective In Players'
Spring Production
By N. R. H.
Murder will out. At last the Players Club, with the help
of Hercule Poirot, "the greatest detective in the world," has
supplied a highly satisfactory and entertaining solution to the
mystery of who killed Sir William Talbot.
"Alibi," the dramatization of one of Agatha Christie's most
successful murder tales, received its Vancouver premiere at the
University Theatre on Wednesday night. In this, their eight-*
eenth annual spring production, the Players Club has once mora
♦ demonstrated its sbUity to <put the
Scholarship Winner
No Further Cuts
With tho recent deUvery of
the British Columbia budget,
same fears have boon expree-
sed as to tho status of tho University grant. Fortunately tho
Victoria lawmakers seem to have
become convinced that the University appropriation has already boon slashed to the minimum.
Latest reports declare that the
grant wtil remain at the same
level as last year, namely 9260,-
000. Although the budget bas
not yet boon otflclaUy passed
by the House there Is no doubt
lut that the University witt have
no further cuts.
Theologt Exprett
Readiness to Fight
Anglican theologs defeated the motion "Resolved, that this house will
under no circumstances fight for
King and Country" at an informal
debate Wednesday night.
The speaker for the motion based
his argument on Christian principles
acting among nations while his opponent held that as long as national loyalty was placed before loyalty to an
idtal world state, war was inevitable
and moral.
"Changing Fashions in Art" will
be the subject of an llustrated address to be given by John Ridington
before a meeting of the Vancouver
Institute to be held on Saturday evening at 8:15 in Arts 100. Tendencies
of the past three-quarters of a century, and of recent movements, will
be discussed.
Heroic Fire-fightert
Stop Conflagration
The University Fire Brigade was
roused from its usual afternoon orgy
of horseshoe pitching and chess-playing on Wednesday afternoon in order
to splash water on a rapidly-advancing blaze which was consuming all
the pretty ferns and things down below the Applied Science Building
From the safe refuge of the Biology Lab. interested students
watched three stalwart men struggling with the serpentine gyrations
of a huge fire hose that occasionally
emitted a stream of extremely dirty
water, which none the less extinguished the fire before any damage
had been done.
Tuneful Meet Held
For Alibi-Senior A
By Pep Purveyors
Lyle Stewart ond hla band of pepsters wound up their activities for
this term with a great combined
Alibi-Senior A pep meeting last
Wednesday noon, featuring Len
Chamberlain and hla band.
Len started things going shortly
after twelve before the habitual
packed house, ably supported by his
nine-piece orchestra. Althought temporarily unable to play his well-
known saxophone owing to a slight
accident involving both his hands, he
nevertheless offered a selection or
two on his familiar kazoo.
After Lyle and his two henchmen
had led a few yeUs, Buddy Smith,
late of the Commodore Cabaret,
charmed her listeners with two songs,
delivered in her own inimitable style.
Bill Cameron, president of the
Varsity Player's Club, next held the
stage while he oultlned a few of the
reasons why all "ladles, gentlemen,
and students," as Len Cnamberlaln
so aptly put it, should attend the
performances of "Alibi," the spring
play showing this week. He was
closely followed by Archie Dick, representative of the Senior A basket
quad, who urged all present to "get
behind" the Blue and Golders during the current playoffs with the
Victoria Blue Ribbons.
The other soloist on the program
was Charlie Jones, baritone, who
rendered his versions of "Buddy,
Can You Spare A Dime" and "Gypsy
Love Song."
Beryl Rogers made her debut as
official pepsteress, and showed that
she has already a good idea of how
things work.
St Patrick Fans
To the Fore - -
CoUeens and paddies, today's the
dayl Thousands of representatives of
what ia generally admitted to be the
liveliest nation in the world wUl today be decked in verdurous green
in honour of the good saint who
banished the snakes from Ireland. (It
is reported that many wish he could
get in a little work in some not too
far distant parts of the New World
even now).
Campus devotees of The Green
are displaying shamrocks and verdant ribbons conspicuously. It Is
even rumored that one valiant son
of Erin has been dress rehearsing for
three days back. However, no extra
cohorts of the C.O.T.C. have been
called out as yet, and unless a Stop
Press contradicts this statement, the
Day of Days will proceed to a close
at U.B.C. without untoward rioting
and general dissipation on the part
Awarded a valuable "asristantshlp"
for research work to be undertaken
at tho California Institute of Tech-
nology ln Pasadena.
Post-Grad Award
Won by McRae
Science '33
Griffin's Principles of Foreign
Trade. Please communicate through
Arts Letter Rack with G. O'Shaugh-
Graduate, undergraduate, and newly-elected members of the Letters
Club assembled in the women's upper common room Tuesday night for
the last meeting of the term. Prizes
were awarded for the best two papers of the year, with an announcement of a special prize to be given
to Sheila Doherty, who read the last
paper, on "Robert Browning."
Dorothy Johnston won the book
prize offered by Mrs. H. F. Angus,
an old member of the club. This
prize is given annualy for the best
paper from the point of view of material, form, and presentation. Anna
Fulton, this season's secretary, carried off Mr. Lionel Haweis' award
for the best-read paper of the year.
Sheila Doherty, a graduate of two
years' standing, presented the case
for Browning from a modern's standpoint with what was generally agreed
to be finished skill.
A 1600 "assistant-hip" has been
awarded to Wilson MacRae, fifth
year sclenceman, which wtil enable
him to pursue post-graduate work at
three Callfomian institutions, including the Mount Wilson Observatory and the famed California Institute of Technology.
An Important distinction in this
award and one which has enthused
its holder Is that which enables him
to attend the Athenian Club, where
are some of the world's most brilliant scientific brains, such as Einstein.
This award is granted annually,
and while Wilson MacRae is not the
first student at U.B.C. to be so distinguished, he is the first Electrical
Engineer who has received the award,
Mr. McRae was particularly honoured in receiving a personal telegram from Dr. MiUlkan, one of the
most outstanding physicists in the
world today.
Eleetion speeches, nooni
W.A.A. & W.U.S. presidents,
Arts 100.
M.A.A. & MU.S. presidents,
Applied Science 100.
V.C.U. meeting, noon; speaker
Rev. Andrew Grieves.
"Alibi," Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
English Rugby, McKechnie
Cup, Varrity vs. Vancouver Rep.
Brockton Point.
Soccer: Varaity Seniors vs.
Chinese Students, 1 p.m., Cambie
BasketbaU: Varrity Senior 'A'
vs. Victoria Blue Ribbons,
V.A.C. Gym, 0 p.m. First game
ihrovlncial Senior "A" Championships.
"Alibi", Auditorium, 8.30 p.m.
Electton speeches, treasurer &
L.S.E. president, Auditorium,
Councll Elections.
International Relations Club
open supper meeting, Union
College, 6:30 p.m., Speaker, F.
H. Soward.   ,
show across.'
CompUcated Plot
It was not an easy vehicle to pro-
sent, but in spite of a somewhat complicated and very incredible plot, tho
players wore able to maintain the
Interest and suspense of an appreciative audience to the final curtain.
This speaks weU for the' direction
and general acting ablUty, for the
play is inclined towards wordiness,
rather than dramatic action, and In
leu capable hands the obvious weaknesses ot the plot construction would
have been accentuated.
Star Performance
Acting honours undoubtedly go to
BUl Sargent as the entertaining and
irrepressible detective Hercule Poirot. His sustained characterization of
thia most exacting role merits tho
greatest praise. He portrayed tho inimitable Uttle Frenchman with consummate akUl, never faltering either
In his accent or eccentric mannerisms. It1 wu unfortunate however,
that his voice wu somewhat indistinct in the roar ot the theatre, due
largly to tha exigencies of Us part.
Stuart Keate capably filled the difficult role of Doctor Rogers. A certain hesitancy in his diction ooui<| bo
attributed to tho effects of a recent
Feminine Honours
As the distraught and worried Flora
Talbot, Frances Mclntyre excellently
maintained the requirements of her
part throughout. Betty Wilson wu
naively refreshing u Caryl Rogers,
the doctor's pretty sister. Her mannerism of raising her eyebrows became a Uttle noticeable at times, but
otherwise her air of confidence and
grace wu outstanding.
Cyril Chave wu splendid u the
sinister butler, and displayed capa-
bUities  which  wUl  doubtless   have
further opportunities of expression.
Those Oblqultous PoUce
Oordon Lea made the utmost out
his part of the poUce Inspector, ln
(Please Turn to Page Two)
Actors Prepare
Drama Festival
For Ottawa Meet
"Fog," the U.B.C. Players Club's
entry in the Dominion Drama Festival, will be presented on Monday
night at the opening of the B. C.
trials at the Avenue Theatre next
week. Tickets to any of the first
three nights of the eliminations are
being sold on the campus by members of the Players Club, fifty cents
being the price for ground floor seats,
twenty-five cents for the gaUery.
Admission to the final elimination
on Saturday night, will be seventy-
five and thirty-five cents. In addition to the three winners of the
earlier part of the week, tho Victoria champion, "Ebb Tide," will also
be shown.
Four plays are being given Monday
night. Other entries besides Risk's
prize-winner are Sutro's sophisticated comedy, "The Bracelet," New
Westminster Little Theatre's production of Shaw's "Dark Lady of the Sonnets," and the Children's Theatre presentation of "Forbidden Fruit."
Langley Prairie will enter Barrie's
"Shall We Join the Ladies?" on
Tuesday night. "The Stoker" and
the screen scene from "The School
for Scandal" wUl also be played, the
latter being the selection of the B.C.
Electric  Dramatic  Club.
Wednesday promises a gruesome
evening's entertainment, with Chilli-
wack's "Sentence of Death" and the
Duo Club's "Monkey's Paw." The
Little Theatre will also compete on
this night, but its entry has not been
chosen at the time of going to press.
The final winners of the BAestlval
will proceed to Ottawa to act In the
national drama competition sponsored
by Lord Bessborough. Page Two
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With the large number of noon-hour meetings being held in the Auditorium, the under-
manned Janitorial staff are being laced with a
considerable problem due to the accumulated
rubbish wfrich litters the floor and seats after
every student gathering.
This is a very deplorable condition among
men and women who are supposed to be civilized and semi-cultured. A particular instance
of the pig-like propensities of many of our in-
telligencia was the Pep meeting held on Wednesday noon. The auditorium had just been
carefully cleaned for the initial performance of
"Alibi," but after the assembled pepsters had
finished their noon-hour wallowings, the premises made the Augean stables look like a lady's
As a result of the filthy collection of half-
eaten lunch papers and decayed animal fodder,
the janitors had to spend tiie afternoon in a
thorough house-cleaning. In the future the
student body should display at least some elements of common decency.
After disposing of pigs in the Auditorium
in the above editorial, we now turn our attention to hogs in the Library.
With examinations rapidly approaching
there is a constant demand for the limited number of seats available in the library. Nevertheless this condition is very much aggravated
by the actions of a minority of students who
seem to believe they have a pre-emption on
their seat through divine right.
After one of the coveted seats has been secured, the unselfish possessor generally parks
a few odd text-books on the table to signify
seignorial rights and then wanders over to the
cafeteria to spend the afternoon in pursuits
more congenial than studying.
Other students have the mistaken belief
that they can hold a library seat while attending lectures. In the present congested state,
anyone finding a seat reserved with a few textbooks should have no compunction in occupying it.
If the owner wants to have a fight there is
lots of space on the stadium site.
A matter of much more serious import is
the unprecedented outbreak of thieving by
some despicable swine in the gymnasium. At
the present time daily reports of losses of
money and personal property are circulating
among the student body.
If these crimes are to be detected the students must report every loss sustained immediately to the Student Discipline Committee. If
a systematic campaign is carried out, the guilty
offenders will soon be apprehended.
When they are caught, do not be surprised
if the Ubyssey publishes an In Memoriam
notice, because of their sudden demise.
The reporting of all losses can not be too
strongly stressed if the above fortuitous event
is to come to pass.
So chronic has this unfortunate condition
become, that Students' Council has decided to
place the matter in the hands of the police. A
capable and authoritative enquiry should do
much to clear up the noxious situation. This is
the only means by which the culprits will meet
the just deserts which undoubtedly confront
M*es cmd Ivory
'*'. ^f^By0fowtMayse    *
Peter was a busy little ape this morning. He
selected himself a new typewriter-ribbon tie
with care, snugged down his orange-and-purple
jacket, and even cleaned his fingernails.
I was suspicious St once.
"Why all the preparations, Peter?" I asked
him. "Can it be - - - Vj
"It can," said Peter with a vain smirk.
"She's in a cage at the park. A cute, unsophisticated little thing, and I've got a date."
"But flowers* Peter," I reminded him. "Or
peanuts.  Surely peanuts!"
"I'll pull a lew choice blooms on my way
in," said Peter naively, "and if the man isn't
looking we shall have peanuta too."
"Be careful, though," I warned him aa he
acampered off. "If they aee you lounging about
down there they may cage you."
Peter paused to grin at me over his shoulder. "You're just jealous/' he chuckled. "And
anyway, I wouldn't mind—with her."
So, gighing reminigcently over youthful follies of a like nature. I turned to our drawer.
• •   «
In the United States, and to a very small
extent in Canada, a new school of hunters hu
come into being. They realize that hunting In
any form ig cruel, but they give their game a
sporting chance, and deliberately seek the element of risk which has been minimized by the
high-power, telescope-sighted rifle. They hunt
big game with the bow: their weapons, requiring a pull of as much as ninety pounds, are as
deadly as a rifle—if the shot is placed in the
right spot.
• •   •
Now, when the deUcate cross-hairs come to rest,
Squeeze trigger—snap the bolt and fire again
And, to make sure, and put him out of pain,
Loose one last close-up shot into his chest.
Why wrere you frightened?   Waiting at your ride,
Rifle half raised, cold to such deeds as this,
Ready in case your fusilla4e should miss,
Was a weU-tralned and recommended guide.
Sportsman, the bear is yours'; now in your den
His rug shall lend enchantment to the tale
While camera-records on the mantel-rail
Proclaim your courage to aU hunting men.
The cards were stacked; but shall the dead king rise
To glare contempt of cowardice in your eyes?
The string jars on the wrist-guard, and the lean
Broad-headed shaft drives ringing on its way—
You, not the dangerous quarry, stand at bay
And, as the arrow leaps the gap between
In that strained instant, know the savage pride
Of one who plays a single, desperate game »
Against wild strength and brutish wrath aflame—
The feathers redden in his shaggy side!
Tlie bear ahead, and at your back the river;
He charges, shoulders rolUng, head slung low
Eager to pay you blow for killing blow;
Your hand darts down, for life's sake, to your quiver.
Here are the cards, cut straight, dealt blind and fair,
The game - - Is sudden death, the odds - - are square.
• *    •
Here is a rather good storm-picture: the
second stanza especially so.
I gazed, alone and frightened at tbe storm
That swept tho night-bound rock on which I stood.
I cowered, seeking shelter from the wind
That tore with eager fingers at my hold.
There was no Ughtnlng, only wind and rain,
And waves in baffled fury reaching UP
, To slash the smntherlng darkness where I hid
: With dagger-points of gleaming sllvfr spray.
Than suddenly lt passed. Tho stars shone out.
The waves were quiet, and tho trees subdued
Their weary moaning, leaving me alone
Beneath the silence of the moonless night
—Esperance Blanchard.
• •   •
Since this is the second-last "Apes," and
since Peter and I are holding the final column
for our own nefarious uses, I shall be reckless
enough to squander another contribution.
Which means that I've finished the term with
three poems and a sketch laid by for my successor.
• • •
Shake down your hair ttil lt dusks the small of your back.
Let the sun and the wind In turn
Caress or fiercely kiss your naked body.
Lift up your arms, throw back your head,
Shake down your hair, and laugh at the world todayl
-M. R.
•  •  •
About this time of the year, I dig out my
fly-tying kit and get busy. Last night (when
I should have been putting myself in a pious
frame of mind for exams) I turned out a bunch
of bucktails. Now a bucktail is just what
the name implies—a fly made of the white
hair from the tail of a buck. It should be tied
in tufted, untidy fashion, in fact the less it
resembles any known form of insect life, the
better will be the results. And here's a secret,
for revealing which, friend Pagan will likely
strangle me. Fished on any of a dozen Vancouver Island rivers, this white bucktail is
twice as deadly as any regulation fly. Only
if you can't lay seventy feet of line, better stick
to worms.   That's where the poetry comes in.
• •   •
It appears that something has gone haywire in Peter's wooing. He hasn't said anything printable on the subject yet; he's bouncing up and down, sweater torn and fur ruffled,
on a bouquet of spring blooms as big as himself.
I keep my silence discreetly, but suspect that
Jthe "cute, unsophisticated little thing" slipped
over a fast one!
Correspondence   j
Editor, Ubyssey,
sH—wmsa    KMHs e
I found an interesting.article in the
Ubyssey of Tuesday, March 14, entitled "Great Art Hidden in Kitchens
Says Brand," lt is amazing that a
parson can actuaUy applaud such
trash as that displayed from time to
time In the Library. The type of
mind that paints this modernistic
art has a tendency toward the neurotic. People look at these paintings
chiefly out of curiosity, just u one
would go to the window to see a
five-legged horse. It is not that any
aesthetic value Is displayed but that
aU freaks are interesting.
Mr. Brand is reported to have
said, "Once you recognize the subject of a picture your capabiUty to
appreciate that picture is ended."
AppUed to true art this is, of course,
mere nonsense, but appUed to this
modernistic art it may have some
meaning. Perhaps lt wUl explain
why painters represent oats by Squirrels, right foot by left foot, hands by
six-fingered atrocities, etc. Ia it the
object of those painters to make
thrir painting unintelligible and so
keen up people's interest?
To these painters the hiss detail in
a picture tho better is that picture
and the more that is suggested, the
higher is tho degree of art. If they
carry this far enough, tho summit of
achievement wUl be reached when
there is no picture at aU.
L. P. T.
Libraries in Canada: A study of
library conditions and needs by the
Carnegie commission of enquiry, J.
Ridington, chairman. Ryerson Press,
and American Library Association,
Toronto and Chicago, 1033.
Reviewed by D. R.
The report of the committee headed by our own J. Ridington is off
the press, and makes surprisingly
good reading. The facta disclosed by
this exhaustive survey are important
and Interesting enough to merit wide
circulation. Also, some ot these facts
are sufficiently scandalous to make
Mencken's "Americana," and one
feels it would be a good thing for
all concerned if they did. For example, Prince Edward Island (population 90,000) haa only two Ubrarles,
and thrir circulation la negligible;
Charlottetown has no library grant,
and ite "library" is open 2 hours a
week; in Nova Scotia there are hardly any libraries, while ln St. John,
N. B„ the library grant is six cents
per capita.
Frederlcton has the worst legislative Ubrary in Canada, consisting of
12,000 volumes, government reports
for the most part, and uncatalogued.
In Winnipeg the Ubrary is under the
Health Committee, while in Alberta
there are Ubrary faculties for only
3 per cent of the rural population.
Tho Federal Ubrary is In vigorous
competition with the Marltlmes for
the worst Ubrary in Canada. Its
books are shelved two or throe deep.
There is no stack system. A special
chapter on Provincial, government
and University Ubrarlu wUl be of
particular Interest.
AU in aU, B. C. and especiaUy
UJI.C. maku a very good showing,
both In Its progressive outioox and
in achievement to date; but it would
be more reassuring to hear this from
a committee without a local man for
chairman. The conclusion of the report Is not encouraging, for 80 per
cent of Canada's population Is without library accomodations, and the
government officials are not taking
a very progressive outlook ln this
Tho committee, nevertheless, manages to maintain an attitude of enthusiasm and confidence ent<rely unwarranted by their own report. But
they have done a very useful bit of
work in publishing these facts, and
they, u weU u those who made thr
work possible, deserve the sincere
thanks of all interested in education
or in books.
What People
Are Saying
Prof. Topping—Henry Ford is about
as popular on Wall Street as a skunk
at a garden party.
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Dr. WUllams-It is from the roe of
the surgeon that the Russians make
their famous drink—"caviar."
Bob Osborne (to Dorothy)—And you
can sit there with your bare face and
say that!
• •   •
Dorothy Thompson (speaking of recent movie thriller)—And the mummy cornea to life.
• •   •
Osborne—Oh, these 1933 mothers!
Class and Club
V. C. U.
On Friday in Arts 204 at 12:10 the
Union will be led in a Bible Study
by Rev. Andrew Grieves who is minister of Ruth Morton Baptist Church.
All students are welcome.
The final meeting of the Classics
Club will be held Tuesday, March
21, at the home of Prof, and Mrs.
Logan, 1820 McGiU Road, at 8 p.m.
Scenes from "Phormla" and "The
Frogs" wiU be enacted. All new
members are welcome.
All students are Invited to attend
a supper meeting of tho International
Relations Club next Tuesday evening, 8:80 ,at Union College. "A Review of International Affairs, 1932-
S3" will be given by Mr. F. H.
Students wishing to attend are
asked to notify Miss R. Uchiyama.
The supper charge wiU be 38 cents
but tho lecture wUl be free. Applications for membership wUl' still be
received by ths secretary.     '
The Nurses' Undergraduate Society
hold Its annual meeting Monday,
March IS, when elections for the executive, of -933-34 were held. The
results as foUow:
President—Alison Read.
Vice-President—Doris Barton.
Secretary—Florence Jackson.
Treasurer—Vida Carl.
Athletic Rep.—Violet Forrester.
Hospital Rep.—Lisle Creelman.
Mrs, Brock, Miss Fairley and Miss
Gray were again chosen as Honorary
Presidents of the Society.
Miss Dorothy Tate, retiring President, expressed her appreciation of
the splendid co-operation given her
and her executive by the nursing
body as a whole, and wished the
new president success for the coming
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spite of a tendency to rather Americanize this very British institution.
But how In the world Mrs. Christie,
(or is it Miss?) did he appear on the
scene two minutes after the murder
had been discovered, and why are
stage policemen always so distressingly dumb?
The audience showed keen appreciation of Gerald Prevost u the pugnaciously outspoken Major Blunt.
Masala Cosgrave was charmingly
unaffected u Ursula Bourne, the
parlourmaid, while Mary Darnbrough
characterized the snobbish Mrs. Talbot with tiw requisite air of conscious
WUUam Whimster made a very satisfactory corpse.
Other parte In the large cast were
capably handled by Oordon Hilker,
Jacqueline McGregor, Douglu Smiley
and Rann Matthison.
The stage settings merit particular
mention for their general exceUence
and good taste.
The play was directed by Sidney
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Page Three
Many Aspirants Seek Coveted
Offices On Executive
Nearly a score of candidates for
Council positions have offered to
donate their services next year In tho
interests of their Alma Mater.
Stuart Keate, senior editor of tho
Ubyssey, manager of the Senior A
basketbaU team and prominent member ot the Players' Club Is the only
candidate for Junior Member, and
Is therefore elected by acclamation.
Many of the prospective councillors are weU-known to tho students
and have resolved to offer their experience and wisdom to the student
body. .  i     ,
Stead and Owen Seek Poritions
Two defeated presidential nominees
are again in tho field. Gordon Stead,
Musical Society proxy, hu announced
his candidature for the position of
president of the L.8JB. MUt Owsn,
this year's Junior Member on CouncU, Is in tho running for president of
tbe Hen's Undergrad.
Wathan Nemetz and Ernest W, H.
Brown are also contesting the L.SJ5.
presidency. Both are well-known debaters, Nemets being a veteran of
two intercoUegiate debates. Both are
members of several L.SJE. societies,
and both are members of Arte '34.
Owen's Opponent
J. Oordon Hlllter will be MUt
Owen's opponent for M.U.S. president He is widely known in both
Pep and Players' Club activities,
being'one of tiie cast in this year's
Spring Play. In the field for president of W.U.S. are Margaret Powlett and Eleanor Walker. The former la secretary of the Women's
Athletic Society and a member of
the Letters' Club. Eleanor Walker
Is a prominent Musical Society member, playing a leading role in this
year's production "Iolanthe."
Athletes For Coundl
Both athletic plritlons promise to
be hotly contested. Max Stewart,
Varrity "one-man track team," will
battle it out with Freddy Bolton,
member of the Big Block Club, Big
Four man, and basketball player. In
addition, ho is a member of the Athletic Society Executive. Stewart hu
had* a great deal of experience in
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Leggatt (Arts '36).   Dlstance-20 ft.,
8V. ln.
14. Girls' High Jump—1st Jean Thomas (Arts '38), 2nd Frances Quail
(Arte '33) 3rd AUce Jackson. Height
-4 ft., 3V4 in.
15. Women's BassbaU Throw — 1st
McLaren (Arts '34), 2nd S. Yates,
3rd Thomas.   Distance—164 ft., 8 in.
16. Men's Three MUee-lst Northcott
(Sc. '39), 2nd O. AUen (Sc. '33), 3rd
Colthurat (Arts '36). Time-17 min.,
8 3-9 sees.
17. Girls' Relay-lit Arte '38, 2nd Arte
'33, 3rd Arte '34. Tlme-1 min. 4-8
sees.       ■
18. Men's Relay-lst Arts'84; 2nd So.
'38, 3rd Sc. '36.  Time-1.41.0.
19. Men's High Jump—1st O. Heron
(Arts '34), 2nd Vrooman (Aggie),
3rd Davis (Sc. '38). Helght-5 ft.,
S in.
20. Girls' Basketball Throw-lit McLaren (Arts '34), 2nd O, Munton
(Arte '38), 3rd V. Mellish (Arte '34).
Distanc»-« ft., 1 In.
1st Arte '34-34 points; 2nd Arte
'36-28 points; 3rd So. '86-18 points;
4th So. 'SS-6 points; 8th Sc. »SS—7
points; 6th Arts '33-4 points; 7th Aggies—3 points; 8th Theologs—1 point.
EJeetiqq  Platforms
athletio activities both.aa an executive and u an active athlete. In '81
he wu vice-captain of tiw track
team, played 2nd division EngUsh
rugby, and ice hookey. This year ho
is president of tho Track Club, plays
McKechnie Cup rugby, and is secretary of the Awards Committee. In
his varied experience u an athlete
he hu been represented in almost
every branch of sport, both in the
University and outside of it.
In Women's Athletics, Dorothy
Rennie holds the Women's Canadian
Championship for the plunge'. She
is a member of the Swimming Club
Executive, the Big Block Club, and
the Awards Committee. Myrtle
Beatty is secretary of Arts '34 and
plays Intermediate A basketbaU.
Commerce Men Contest Treasurer
Two Commercemen, Jack Shaneman and Oliver W. Anderson, are entertaining aspirations for position of
treasurer. Shaneman hu been treasurer of Arts '34 for two years, and
Is treuurer this year of the Arts
Men's Undergrad. He is a member
of several athletic societies, and of
the Parliamentary Forum. OUle Anderson has not u yet held any
camfcua executive office.
The two Co-eds who feel confident
of being able to hold down the position of secretary are Peggy Wales
and Olive Norgrove. Peggy is secretary of the L.S.E. and in addition
hM had outside experience In a business office. Olive Norgrove is vice-
president of Arts '34, member of both
Letters and Players' Clubs, and is
on the Women's Undergrad Executive. She hu also had outside executive practice.
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SEY. 5742
I take this opportunity of presenting
the poUcy upon which I base my
candidature for treasurer. In my opinion the problems of most vital Importance to the student body, faU
under three headings: general, athletio and non-athletic.
In the first place, I am opposed to
any further extension of the caution
money waiver system of financing
student projects. I do not think that
this system should be used exoopt as
a last resort In cases of groat nsees*
rity. Another general point is the
disposal of such surplus as. might accrue to the individual classes and to
tho Alma Mater Society u a whole at
tho Ond of each year. In the past,
clau surpluses have boon turned over
to the Alma Mater Society at the ond
of each year. It would be a groat Improvement if those surplus funds were
left with the clau until the end of its
university Ufa, when they could be
used for tho purchase of tho elsss
valedictory gift, I also advocate that
any surplus shown by the Alma Mater
Society at the ond of the financial
year be placed in a trust fund, for
some such purpou u tho upkeep of
tho stadium or the foundation of a
Union Buildng.
Last and moot Important, is tho retirement of the gymnasium bonds. At
the present rate of accumulation, there
will be enough money In the bond
fund to retire those bonds within another five yean. I propose that the Alma Mater Society attempt to reach an
agreement with the bond holders,
whereby a smaller amount is set aside
each year — sufficient to retire the
bonds at the end of their life.
In regard to athletics I am heartily
in favor of a Council taking strong
measures to get the greatest return
from their athletic expedlture. This
means obtaining a larger share of
basketball playoffs in our own gymnasium than we have had in the past;
and deciding on a definite poUcy in
regard to the stadium so that we may
be able to hold a fair share of our
outdoor contests on our own grounds.
I would Uke also to encourage IntercoUegiate competition to u great an
extent as our financial position justifies.
The main proportion of non-athletic
activities as far u finances are concerned have to do with the debating
society, Players' Club, Musical Sod
ety, and the PubUcations Board. The
first should be encouraged ln all poe
sible ways such u prompting Inter'
coUegiate debating both by means of
travelling teams and by radio debates. The Players' Club and Musical Sodety are practically self-supporting and need only a continuation
of the present poUcy. tn the field of
pubUcations, I am in favor of issuing
the handbook free to aU studenta thus
Increasing the circulation to approximately 1700. This increased circulation wiU warrant an inereaso in the
advertising rate which should tend
to make the handbook to a large extent wlf-supporting. I think that tho
control of tiie Ubyssey, except in regard to financial matters, should be
left entirely with tho PubUcations
Board; and in the event of Students'
Council disagreeing with the poUcy of
the PubUcations Board, the disagreement could be referred to the Discipline Committee. In conclusion I
am heartily 'in favor of issuing a triweekly edition of the Ubyssey.
Yours Sincerely,
To the Members of the Alma Mater
In asking for your support for the
position of Secretary of the Alma
Mater Society, I fuUy realize ihe
responsibUity entailed.
Secretarial work naturally com-
prlsu the most important tasks of
the secretary. AU such work I would
carry out promptly and to the, best
of my ablUty. However tho office
of secretary hu another significance
—a vote on CouncU. The secretary
represents no particular body on the
campus, but should vote with an unbiased opinion on aU questions that
concern campus affairs. I trust that
by moans of the contacts which I
have made In my activltiu during
ths last three years, 1 am able to
represent a wide section of tho stu-
If you elect me I will do my utmost te be worthy of; your confidence.
Yours sincerely,
To the Members of the Alma Mater
It is not my intention to present
any definite platform u to how work
should be carried on next year.
As you aU know, the University is
passing through an extremely difficult period and it is impossible to say
what different questions will present themselves to the students next
year. AU I can say is that if I am
given the privilege of representing
you u Treuurer on CouncU next
year, I will do my but to apply myself u quickly and thoroughly as I
can to see that those questions that
arise are properly solved.
I wiU endeavor to represent fairly
the attitude taken by you on such
occasions and it will be my duty to
see that all problems are dealt with
through an unprejudiced eye.
The question of the Stadium will
surely come up next term as a live
issue and to that problem I shall
lend all of my weight in an attempt
to put it, as well u the gymnasium,
on a paying basis.
In closing, may I say that if elected, I wiU do all In my power to
carry on the work of this office as
well as it has been carried on in the
past under the motto of CAUTION,
Thanking those who are supporting me, I am,
Very sincerely yours,
To the Members of the Alma Mater
Through the courtesy of the UbysMy, I take this opportunity to ask
your consideration of my candidature
lor Secretary of the Alma Mater Society,
Untike tho presidents of the undergraduate and athletic associations, tho
Secretary of tho Alma Mater Society
represents, on that body, no subsidiary organization. It is necessary,
therefore, that she have a wide and;
comprehensive knowledge of campus
activltiu, u well u practical business training and experience hi secretarial work.
As secretary of the L.S.E. I have
had direct contact with the Musical
Society, the Players1 Club, tho Parliamentary Forum, and other subsidiary clubs, u well u obtaining
an insight into tho workings of the
Students' Council. I have tried in
the put to keep hi intimate and
sympathetic touch with all matters
concerning the Alma Mater Society,
and feel, therefore, that my experience hu been sufficiently broad to
enable me to fulflU the duties of
this office.
I feel that my three years business
experience hu given me that sense
of responribUity which is most essential In a secretarial position, and
also the opportunity to, become acquainted with the numerous intricacies involved in business routine.
Should I be elected, I wUl try to
interpret your wishes to the best of
my ablUty. I solicit your support
with a promise of conscientious and
unbiased judgment on aU student
In conclusion, may I express my
gratitude to those persons who have
so kindly supported my nomination
to this important office.
Yours sincerely,
To the Members of the Alma Mater
Before casting your vote for next
year's President of the LSJE. may I
uk that you give the foUowing platform your earnest consideration.
(1) 1 realise that the position car-
rtes with it a food deal of responsibility, and I feel that my membership in tho Parliamentary Forum and
International Relatione Club, u weU
u tho former presidency for two
years of tho Dramatic Society, in
North Vancouver hu given me a
background sufficiently broad to assume this responsibUity.
(2) The stadium controversy which
hu provoked a great amount of discussion should be settled. I would
be In favor of putting the field into
shape as soon as possible, but I believe that the necessary funds should
be raised without asking for student
(3) The Parliamentary Forum hu
had a very successful year and I
favour continued assistance to this
important branch of student activity.
The California tour brought the University some very desirable publicity
and a continuation of this precedent
would do much to enhance the prestige of the University. Since the tour
mentioned nine American Universities have sent challenges and Invitations to debate. j
(4) The poUcy of sending Athhstlc j
teams on short tours is in my opin- ;
ion, a good one.
(8) At present only the Presidents
of the Musical Society, Players' Club,'
Parliamentary Forum and the Engineering Society have permanent
representation on the L.S.E., while
the Pure Science group hu a temporary membership which expires
this term. I think that this group
deserves permanent representation on
the Executive.
If elected, I would endeavour to
co-operate with the various groups
under the L.S.E. and to support a
balanced and inteUigent program of
student activltiu.
Yours sincerely,
next year's President of tbe Literary
and Scientific Executive, may I ask
that you give the foUowing platform
your earnest consideration.
(1) I realize that this position car-
riu great ruponribUlty, in that varied interuts on the campus often
confUot with the policy which must
be that of a united student body.
My aim would be to harmonize these
divergent interests into one poUcy
for the body u a whole.
(2) I feel that my active membership In the Parliamentary Forum,
Historical Society, and In my position on the Junior Clau Executive,
gives me sufficient practical experience. My work on the Ubyssey in
my Freshman and Sophomore years
should make evident ray real interest
IB that paper for the reflection of
student opinion. Needless to say I
am u fully interested in tho prob-
lams of the MutUal Society ard the
Players' Club as any member of the
Student Body.
(8) As Ohalman of tho Stadium In-
vestlgation Committee I have attempted to work at aU times in tho
interests of tee individual student I
wu feterested in the dlaburument
of student funds because I realized
that that money wu a saeriflee gesture on thrir part.
(4) The stadium question is not
uttied. The field must bo completed
by faU If possible. How is tho money
to be raised in future? Not by caution money waivers, which at Ite best
is but an «vU expedient, raising
money by "Big Stick" methods. That
money must be raised in a busineu-
Uke way, by tiie earmarking of money
from either (a) tho gym., bonds, or
(b) from the cutting down of certain expenditures.
In conclusion, should you again
elect me to a position of trust, I will
see that there should bo no CouncU
vs. Student Body feuds, but a united
effort on the part of everyone u
atudenta of the A.M.S. to discuss
problems openly and democratically
for real student government.
To the Members of the Alma Mater
The position of President of the
Literary and Scientific Executive Involves control over all clubs and
societies. Having but a smaU executive an extensive knowledge of
the many cultural organizations on
the campus is essential to the forming of balanced derisions. The President of L.SJE. must fuly appreciate
the problems of ail clubs under has
control, from the smeUest to the
largest, ln order that he may adequately represent these organizations
on the Students' CouncU.
I have had the honour to serve on
numerous executives on the campus,
the more Important of these bring the
combined Senior Classes of '33, the
Musical Society, the Commerce Club,
and the Men's Athletic Executive,
and I feel that this experience u
weU u that of active participation in
many campus organisations of various kinds, should enable mo to fulfil
tho dutiu of this office .
Sincerely yours,
To the Members of the Alma Mater
Before you cast your ballot for the
There are two aspects to the position of preaident of the Women's
UUndergraduate Society; her actions
as president ef the society which have
effect on the women in particular,
and her actions as a member of tho
Students' Council which have effect
on the students as a whole. It Is im*
possible to treat each of these separately in the space aUoted. Moreover,
what I would wish to do as Women's
Undergrad. president need only be
more broadly developed to be my attitude as a member of Council. I shaU
therefore treat them as one.
First, I believe that the society can
do more to sponsor friendship and
happiness among the women than it
does at present. The freshettes are
fairly weU looked after on arriving
at the university, but up to the present, sufficient interest has not been
taken on behalf of those of the upper
years. I shaU make sure ln future that
the senior matriculants and upper-
year freshtttes are weU-provided with
big-sisters and that their friendly interest continues throughout the year.
A second need in the University is
"Spirit." There is not a sufficient
number of students turning out for activities. A method to remedy this is to
sponsor IntercoUegiate athletics, debating, etc., as they have never been before. Perhaps if more money wore
expended on sending out teams to
other Canadian and American coUeges
this spirit, thus engendered, would
cause the student body to be more
whole-heartedly in favor of contributing to such Improvements as that of
the stadium.
The third need Is closer co-operation
between the Alma Mater Society and
Council. I suggest as one solution that
the Council take every means possible (such as discussion ln the Ubyssey) to Inform the student body with
tho busineu of an Alma Mater mooting weU In advance of the meeting.
This wiU promote discussion among
the students prior to the meeting, active and inteUigent discussion at the
meeting and tend to lesson the number
of cafeteria discussions after the meeting.
Thau three prlnclplu: first, of closer
friendship and more effort on the part
of tho W. U. S., to make the new
student "at homo"; second of Increased university spirit; and third, of
closer connection betwten the A. M. S.
and Council, are the only onu I fool
justified in proffering at this early
I fuUy realize the Increased financial difficulties of the oncoming
year, and, pledge myself to do everything possible to limit expenses.
Yours sincerely,
Members of the Womans' Undergraduate Society:'
Following the tradition of our
campus I submit the foUowing in the
hope that tho majority of you wtil
road It and some of you wtil be helped
ta tasking your derision on voting
It is necessary, now more than over
before for tho women of this University to puU together u Otie unit.
The number of women attending the
University is greatly reduced this
year and we can look forward to an
oven smailer number next year. I
think we all realize also that the
eyes of the province are focussed
upon the campus—in a sense we are
on trial to prove our worth. Therefore it is essential that you choose
u President one whom tho society
could always trust to act as an intermediary between tiie students and
the faculty and between the students
and the public to the greatest utls-
faction of.aU parties concerned, 'inis
of course calls for a great deal of
tact, porsonaUty and resourcefulness
on the part of the President u well
u the abUity to make judgments
without overlooking any important
factor yet realizing the relative importance of each.
The policy of the Women's Undergraduate Society must remain the
same In Its broader outlines and alms
from year to year. For Instance, our
Woman's Building must still be our
ultimate objective.
I would, however, advocate a policy of consolidation and improvement. I think we should try to get
even more benefit out of our Big
Sister movement and our Freshette
and Out-of-Town Teu. If we concentrate for now on getting aU the
possible good out of what we already
have we wiU escape finding some of
our struggling traditions dead u the
depression leaves us.
Another point to be considered is
that the President of W.U.S. votes
on Council u the representative of
the women students. That this vote
should be cast intelligently is the
concern of everyone. Therefore,
choose the candidate you consider
most able to form sound Judgments
on any and aU of the very varied
questions which come before Council.
Realizing tiie honor and responribUity of this position, 1 shaU take
for my campaign platfOnrt, rather
than a thing of planks, a soUd sttr-
face of endeavour. If elected, I ahaU
try to deserve the frith placed in me
by my fellow students and to live
up to the splendid record already Sot
by thou girls who have gone before
Second Series
Soccer Games
(Contnued from Page Four)
dies took control and ran ln two
quick counters in the first ten minutes to salt away the match.
Tht Arts '38-Sclence '36 tussel wu
a ding-dong battle, with the Redshirts opening the scoring after five
minutes, through Bremner. After a
lull, the Sophomores came into the
picture when Hyado gummed the
score up with a shot which Ferguson
failed to hold. Half time found the
score tied. After the oranges (?),
Irish tallied twice for Arts '38 without reply, and the final tottie concluded things before further score
could be made.
Games for next week are u follows:
Monday, March 20—Science '38 vs.
winner of Arts '33-Arts '34—noon.
Wednesday, March 22—Arts '38 vs.
winner of Monday game — noon
Randy Tervo's Senior "B"
cagers retrieved the reputation
they lost when Normal Grads
defeated them for the leauge
title, by taking a 30-17 verdict
from the B. C. Telephones, Lower Mainland Champions, Tuesday night.
Varaity led the heUo boys
through most of the game, and
were ahead 13-10 at the half.
BiU Lucas, husky captain, did
the most damage, scoring twelve
points and making many plays.
Fhe monophone men were handicapped by the absence of Bus
March, their star forward. Page Four
Friday, March 17,1933
Senior A Cagers  Win  Lower   Mainland  Crown
Blue and Gold Aggregation Take
Two Straight to Earn Provincial
Games With Victoria Blue Ribbons
Students Trim Red &
White Team 80-16
In the second game of the seriu,
played at tho local gymnasium Tuu-
day night, Varsity's Senior A bounce
aad dribble stars waltzed away to a
80-16 decision over tiw Red and
White opposition, to win tho Lower
Mainland Senior A basketball crown.
As in the first tussle, the Hudente
decidedly outclassed the chain-store
aggregation, and dominated the play
at aU timu. Great credit is due the
G.V.A.A. champions, however, for the
pluckinou and sportsmanship they
exhibited in both games. Although
the final outcome wu apparently inevitable, tho grocers never gave up
trying, and played their hardest till
tho final whistle.
Gordy AUen started Tuesday's
game with CampbeU, Ken Wright
and Nicholson on the bench. Tommy Mansfield, faithful auxiliary
member of the team, wu in action
for most of the game, and proved
that he wu quite capable of keeping
his berth.
Tony Loads Parade
Tho Red and White quintette took
a one-point bad early in the fray,
when Clarke tossed In a free throw,
but Barddey equalized a moment
later, and from then on it wu just a
parade of talUu for U.B.C.
Skipper Tony Osborne skipped
along merrily and ran In throe bu-
kete In a row, and later ran In two
more and a foul shot to score eleven
prints In the first half. Bardsley,
Rann Matthison, and Dick Wright
were also hoard from in the first
period to bring Varsity's total to 21
points. The opposition scored three
baskets and converted three throws
to bring their half time total to 9.
Second Half Score 27-7
Tha second period wu even more
disastrous for the storemen, who were
UtaraUy burled under the barage of
baskets that dropped from aU points.
Coach Allen had the boys playing
man-to-man formation and retired
Osborne after a few minutes, but the
baU continued to drop through tho
hoop with amazing regularity.
Many smart individual and combination plays preceded the talUu
and seemed to please the spectators.
Individual scores were about even
to this period, Ken Wright scoring
the last basket to bring the total to
the half century mark. Three bu-
kets and a foul were accounted for
by the Red and Whites to bring their
total to 16.
Varsity — Osborne (IS), Mansfield
(3), Dick Wright (6), Bardsley (10),
Matthison (6), CampbeU (8), Ken
Wright   (2), Nicholson.-Total 50.
Senior "A" Skipper
Running hi fifteen points against
Red and Whites last Tuesday, Bob
proved a big factor in the student victory. Tomorrow night Tony and his
team-mates wiU find the going plenty
tough against the Victoria Blue Ribbons. Good luck, Tony boy)
A meeting wUl be held in Arts 208
at 12:10 on Monday, March 20. Purpose—Election of officers.
25 tor 25*
—and Smile
To End Season
This Saturday
Varsity Senior EngUsh Rugby
aquad wiU have thrir last taste of
competition for the season on Saturday when they encounter the
hardy Vancouver Reps in a McKechnie Cup fixture at Brockton Point
at S o'clock. The game, although
not a crucial one for the students,
is a most Important one for the City
team, In that should they win they
wUl have to play the Victoria team
Ike CoUegUns, however, are out
to make the best of tho fray and to
prove that the recent defeats that
they have taken were more in the
breaks of the weather than in any
weakneu cf play.
Brown and MHcheU Out
Tha formation of tho Point Grey
team wUl depend largely on the
manner in whloh tho Citizen crew
Unu up. Nevertheless, whichever
scrum is chosen, the absence of
Doug Brown and Jim Mltchel Is certain to be felt. The flaxen-haired
Brown Is out with broken ribs, while
his eoUeague is forced to abandon
play on account of strained tendons
hi his leg. As weU u these absentees there is a posslbUity that the
fluhy Max Stewart may be prevented from playing by a sprained ankle.
Rest of Line-Up Strong
The rest of the line-up la practically the mme, and wtil Include ln
the backfield Gordie Brand u fullback, Cleveland, Art Mercer, Esson
Young, Ken Mercer, MUt Owen, and
Derry Tye. These men should go
a long way to stopping the Reps
should they at any time threaten the
Varsity line. The combination of
Rogers, Sinclair, Gross, Ruttan, Pearson and Stewart will make the going
in the Vancouver area plenty tough.
We have a complete line of
Shoes, Flannels, Blazers
(in Varsity colors), 1933
Dunlop Balls, full line of
Dunlop English Racquets,
Also a complete supply of
Golfing Equipment.
Get out and enjoy these
fine sunny days in the
George Sparling
939 Granville St
First   of   Two-game
Series At V. A. C.
Gym* Tomorrow
Tomorrow night at • o'clock In tho
V.A.C. gym, Vanity's Blue and Geld
Senior A cagemen meet the Victoria
Blue Ribbons (Vancouver Island
chsmplons) In the first of a two-game,
polnts-to-count seriu for the Senior
A Championship ot British Columbia.
The foUowing Saturday the students travel to the Capital City for
the final, game. Gordon AUen's proteges wiU be facing their toughest
opposition since the Burrard League
playoffs when they meet the Island-
city men. Tha nature of the seriu
virtuaUy necessitates that the U.B.C
aggregation secure a comfortable lead
on the home floor. Just how hard
this wUl bo is made evident by the
Victoria team's past achievements.
Have Lost Only One Game
The Victoria Blue Ribbons have
played the entire Mason with only
one defeat The famous House of
David team defeated them by about
nine points in a bitterly-contested
encounter. On the other hand, many
strong U. S. teams have bowed before the onslaught of tho Victoria
boys, and even tho Portland Multno-
mahs, who wore aeon in action in
Vancouver, took a significant boat
Play Smart Game
Playing against tho American style
of baU, the Blue Ribbons have
gained plenty of valuable experience.
They keep tho baU moving rapidly
with aerial passing attacks that end
up in the hands of sharp-shooting
forwards who do plenty of damage.
AU members of the team are good
on the shots from close In, and several of the boys have a nasty habit
(for the opposition) of snaring a
good percentage of their long shots.
The majority of the team are over
six feet, and everyone of them is
Tha famous Patrick brothers, Lynn
and Muzz) are two of the sweetest
forwards in B. C. They have both
been in the game for years, and both
are dead shots. Two more brothers,
Art and "Red" Chapman, play centre and guard positions, and keep
things moving at aU timu. Tom Little, Joe Rou, and McKeown are
three more veterans of the bounce
and dribble art, and play at guard.
Claude Sluggett and Johnny Craig,
two peppery forward acu, complete
tbe team.
UB.C. In Good Condition
Although the Blue Ribbons are admittedly polished performers, they
will be most decidedly aware of
their U.B.C. opposition. The local
boys have been in active competition for several weeks, and are in
the prime of condition.
Every player is "in the pink," and
the whole team is capable of playing
forty minutes of breath-taking ball.
Saturday night's game wtil pretty
weU decide the series. If Varrity can
take a comfortable lead they may be
backed to win... If they lose Saturday,
their chances In Victoria are smaU.
The students can help the team tomorrow night by giving them their
support. Come with a big crowd for a
BIG time at a BIG game.
Your Resporter
Taking the lead from the first and
holding it through the entire game,
Dad's Cookies quintette won the
Senior A basketbaU championship of
B. C. in Victoria Tuesday night by
defeating the Varsity Senior A team
With the Co-eds unused to the
floor, play was ragged in the first
half, and the Island team gained a
10-2 advantage at the Interval. Gladys Munton got Varsity away to a
good start in the second half with
two pretty long shots, but the Victoria team were admittedly at the
peak of their form, while the Co-eds
were not playing their usual brand
of ball, and Dad's Cookies continued
to  draw  further  ahead.
The team: Gladys Munton (4), Jean
Thomas (2), Dot Hudson (1), Audrey Munton, Kay Bourne, Helen
Joost, Andree Harper, Margaret Hall.
Coach Buck Yeo's McKechnie Cup
ruggers unfortunately did not manage to pull themselves out of their
losing streak in this seuon's battle
against the Victoria and Vancouver
squads. This streak of bad luck hu
continued now without a break since
1927. Particularly adverse conditions
of pitch and weather for the lut
few winters have been no smaU factor towards their defeat, preventing,
u they did, all attempts at accurate
punting and passing which the Rugby
Club have gone to such pains to cultivate, under the expert tuition of
Coach Yeo.
The Coppers
The team is to be congratulated on
their splendid spirit. In spite of
these defeats, and a particularly vicious series of breaks that just (iJn't
happen the right way, tiie/ hive
fought with all they have in them,
which is plenty. Furthermore, they
Intend to thrash Vancouver at their
noxt encounter, tomorrow, in which
cue the title would automatically go
to Victoria for another season, even
though they are out of the running.
Words About Washington
Washington Daze of last issue has
told you just about all there Is to
tell about the wonders of the Washington University campus. Unfortunately we cannot elaborate on tiie
account of the women's gymnuium
u we were not so fortunate u to be
along on that Cortezlan expedition,
but u for the PavUion, or men's
emporium (no other word dou lt
justice), no amount of description
could give you an accurate idra of
Its magnificence. To begin with, on
the ground floor there is a fuU-rized
cinder track around tho inside edge
of tho buUdlng, with banked corners, lanu, and aU the trimmings.
Hie floor Itself, reposing far bo-
math a glau roof, is a rugby field,
of regulation dirt. When we witnessed tho Tilden Tennis Tour exhibition, the collapsible bleachers
had been set in position, adjacent to
the permanent ones in the gaUery,
and the removable basketball floor,
which Is taken up during the football season, painted over to make the
But when aU is said, we have a
great many things that are superior
to our American neighbors on the
U.B.C. campus. Not the least among
these is that email matter ef co-eds.
Your Resporter's frank opinion is
that, compared with the dimpled darlings of our Alma Mammy the Am-
erks haven't a chancel (Ed.'s note:
Say, you, Is this supposed to be a
sport column?)
Big Interclass Track
Meet Won by Arts 34
Wednesday Afternoon
Strong Wind Spoils Chances For Breaking
Records—Harold Wright in Triple
Sprint  Victory
Upsets Recorded in Distance Events — Arts
'36 Second
Featured by Harold Wright's triple sprint victory and a
succession of upsets in many events, Wednesday's big interclass track meet provided thrills in plenty for the season's largest crowd and resulted in a win for Arts '34 men and women. A
large entry list rendered competition keen in every event, and
only the adverse wind prevented the establishment of new records.
If they base their selections on the interclass meet, the
— fTrack Club should have no difficulty
Interclass Games
In Soccer Reach
Second Series
Tuesday noon mw the last of the
first round matches in the Interclass
Soccer knockout seriu when Arts
'34 blanked Science '34 by a 2-0 score.
On Thursday the same team emerged
from a fray with Science '36 and
were again victorious, the score
being 3-1. This means that Arts '35
wtil receive a bye into the final.
Play ln the first half of the Arts
'35-Science  '34 feud  wu  even  and
the period ended scoreless.    In  foe
second canto, however, the Arts 1-d-
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Varsity Soccer
Orientals Sat.
Facing Chinese Students at Cam-
bio strut at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Varrity Senior soccer team plays one of
the most crucial gamu of the season.
Unless tho Blue and Oold squad
turns in a win in this gams, tho Orientals wtil have a good chance of
replacing Varrity ln fifth position,
while If Varrity taku the contest,
they wtil be reasonably safe'from
dropping into the cellar position.
Varrity hu displayed  much Im-
The whole Varrity squad is in
shspe for tomorrow's game. The defence wUl have the rotund Frattinger between the posts with cagey MU-
lar McOiU and the hard-checking
McLeod in the fuUback berths. Cap-
,taln Kozoolin wUl u usual lead the
team from centre-half, a position ln
which he wUl worry tho Students
plenty. lie wiU be flanked by Stewart on the right and Wolfe on the
The forwards wiU be the same u
scored nine goals In last Saturday's
contest. Ottie Munday, whou record of goal-scoring this Mason is a
mark for future centre-forwards to
shoot at, will be hi the centre of the
line. Smith and Costain wiU constitute the right wing, with Smith taking the wing position. On the left
wUl be the Todd brothers, Dave and
Laurie, with "Diddling" Dave on
the whig and Laurie playing inside
to him. This wing has proved exceptionally effective in the lut two
gamu, and should be heard from
Players are reminded that the
game starts at 1:00 p.m., not 2:30
p.m. u previously.
First round matches have now
been completed in the Tennis
Tournament and only a few
brackets have to be played out
to complete the second round.
The executive wish to have the
second round finished by Saturday, and the quarter finals
by Tuesday at the latest.
FoUowing  matches must  be
played by Saturday:
Men's Singles—
C. Milne vs. I Coote,
Jim Bardsley vs. John Bardsley,
Dayton vs. Matthews,
Mixed Doubles—
B. CampbeU and Jim Bardsley
vs. J. McNaughton and Mar
I. Wallace and G. Ladner
E. Brine and C. Yolland-.       j
Men's Doubles— 1
Buclu  and  LuttreU vs. Ag-   |
new and McKirdy.
Mar-   *
er vs.   I
The Senior VIII, of the University
Rowing Club, left for Seattle yesterday where they will compete against
the U. of W. Freshman and lightweight crews. The race is scheduled
for Saturday afternoon when the
boats will meet on the standard Hen-
ly course of one mUe, 500 yards on
Lake Washington.
The Varsity Crew gained some
much-needed experience in the race
with the Vancouver Rowing Club on
March 4, and they have been working hard ever since in preparation
for the Southern trip. Last turnout
the crew did the course in seven minutes and eight seconds. This is one
of the fastest times they have made
yet and they figure they are in the
pink of condition to give the Washington scullers a good battle.
Freddie Brand, who stroked his
college crew at Oxford, will hold
down the same position on Saturday;
while Ned Pratt will move back to
No. 7 position. Cox Mack Whitelaw
will handle the tiller.
If the crew is not successful it will
not be the fault of Coach Doc. West,
who has given unsparingly of his
time, and has been on the Rowing
Club Float at 6:45 every- morning for the last five weeks. The
Boat Club also owes a vote of thanks
to Percy Sandwell, who, with nothing to gain, has turned out every
morning to drive the Coach Boat.
in choosing a powerful team to represent the University when they entertain the cream of the high school
track and field stars next week.
Wright In Form
Driving straight into the teeth of
a strong wind, Harold Wright, Olympic aco running u a graduate, found
it heavy going in aU sprint events.
Favored to take both the oontury
and the furlong, Wright came through
with flying colors, in thou events.
His entry in the 440 wu unexpected,
but here again the geology sprinter
showed how it wu done by sotting
a hot pace for most of tho route, finishing with a drive to tho lino.
Upsets ffscotdsd
John Smith provided the first thtUl
of tho day when ho nosed out Herb
Barclay, Arte '84 stylist, for honors
in a gnat half-mile battle. The time
of 2.10 2-5 wu one of the most ut-
isfsctory of the day. Strat Leggat
too, surprised track veterans, by copping both hurdle titiu, beating out
LuttreU over the longer route. Tlie
three-mUe race saw diminutive Phil
Northcott showing Oeorge AUen,
hitherto supreme at this distance, a
clean pair of spilras most of the way.
In the mile, Sid Swift, making his
debut In tho cinder game, found
hudy Alfie AUen too much to cope
with, and wu forced to yield a few
yards at the finish.
Hie broad-jump was clouly contested, with Gordie Heron finally
displacing Hugh Smith for first
place, Little coming third. So clow
did Heron's leap of 20 fut, 8V4 inches
come to the Varrity record, that a
new mark is confidently looked for
next week.
The clau of the co-ed speedsters
wu Esther Paulin, blonde Arte '34
sprint ace, who captured both of the
dashes. Bea Sutton and Margaret
Cunningham were never far behind,
and gave the speeding Paulin plenty
to worry about.
1. 120 Hurdles, Men-lst Leggat (Arts
'36); 2nd Dalton (Arts '34); 3rd Ruttan (Arte '33).   Time-17 4-5 sec.
2. Men's 100-yard Dash—(Wright wu
first but dou not count for any
class); 1st Stewart (Arts '34), 2nd
McTavish (Arts '34), 3rd WUson
(Arts '36).   Time-U 1-5.
3. Women's 160-yard Dash—1st, Paul-
lin (Arts '34), 2nd Cunningham (Arts
•35), 3rd Sutton (Arts '33). Tlme-
13 2-5 sees.
4. Men's 880-lst Smith (Sc. '33), 2nd
Barclay (Arts '34), 3rd Spragg (Arts
'34).   Time-2 min., 13 sees.
5. Men's 440-(Wright). 1st Stewart
(Arts '34), 2nd Fordyce (Sc. *35), 3rd
Barber (Arts '35).   Time—56 1-5 sees.
6. Men, 1 mile—1st Allen (Sc. '36), 2nd
Swift (Arts '34), 3rd Dobson (Theo.).
Time—5 min. 10 3-5 sees.
7. Shot Put—1st Kennedy  (Sc. '35),
8. Discuss—1st Hedreen (Arts '34),
(Sc. '35).   Distance 31 feet, 7 inches.
8. Discus—1st Hedre en (Arts '34),
2nd Stradiotti (Arts '35), 3rd. Ellet
(Arts '36).   Distance—96 feet, 1 in.
9. Girls' Broad Jump — 1st Jean
Thomas (Arts *35), 2nd Vi Mellish
(Arts '34), 3rd Sybil Yates. Distance
-14 ft., m in.
10. Men's 220 Dash — (1st Harold
Wright); 1st Max Stewart (Arts '34).
2nd McTavish (Arts '34), 3rd WUson
(Arts '36).   Time—26 sees.
11. 50 yards, Women—1st Paulin (Arts
'34), Sutton (Arts '33), 3rd Cunningham (Arts '35).   Time—6 4-5 sees.
12. Men's 220 Hurdles—1st Leggatt
(Arts '36), 2nd Ruttan (Arts '33), 3rd
LuttreU   (Sc. '36).   Time—30 4-5 sees.
13. Menfa Broad Jump—1st Heron
(Arts '36), 2nd Smith (Arts '34), 3rd
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