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/aauecf 7Woe Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
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Volume VIII.
No. 20.
Professor VARSITY
Produces Book
of Merit
Dr. A. F. B. Dark Brings Distinction on Himself and
the University.
By Dr. W. L Macdonald
Of Alt types of literary history and
orltioism tne most vague and unsatisfactory It that which attempts to
trace the "Influence" of one writer
upon hla age or succeeding ages ot
literature, or to estimate the "Influence" of an age or a vogue upon a
articular writer. In his recent book,
illeau end the Prenoh Olassloal
Outlet In England, Dr. A. F. B. Clark
Of the Department ot Modern Languages'has shown that this kind ot
criticism, when undertaken with a
capacity tor research nnd a will to enlighten, need be neither vague nor
Unsatisfactory. Dr. .Clark's book is
a distinot achievement In Its particular Held, and the author is to be
congratulated by the University, by
his colleagues, snd by all students
of literature, especially those who are
Interested in eighteenth century letters.
The writer attains his end—the determination ot Boileau's influence on
English literature during the period
l|80-183f>-by a combination of generalship sod a capacity for attending to details. Never losing sight of
tits ultimate objective he conducts
an enveloping movement. Sometimes
the student ot the campaign is at a
stand to grasp the significance of
certain developments of the argument, but very soon he finds that an
outlying defence has been stormed,
captured and consolidated and the
ground cleared for a further advance.
Finally after Bolloau'a reputation in
Bugland has been established (Book
I.), translations and imitations of his
Works enumerated and evaluated
(Book II.) and after the ground
which certain other French classical
critics had occupied on an exposed
flank has been swept clear (Book
III.), all is In readiness for a concentrated attack on the main position.
In Book IV. we aeo how a critical
strategist can drive home a carefully
prepared attack. There la no holding
out against Dr. Clark here. Doubting Thomas himself would have to
agree that Boileau popularized the
mock-epic as against burlesque, that
he acted as plenipotentiary for Lou-
glnus in England, and that he killed
the Christian epic by shouting for an
impossible alternative—the imitation
of the pagan epic, which the still
robust poetic sense of eighteenth
century England knew to be a lifeless corpse.
Throughout the entire book the
writer exhibits the critical virtues of
detachment and perspective. Unlike
those critics who are inclined to estimate the worth of a writer by the
amount of work they devote to him,
Dr. Clark holds Boileau in no undue
reverence; he Is quite able, like the
eighteenth century, "to distinguish
between Boileau and the inspired
singers of the world." On tho other
hand, when occasion calls for it he
can assume the rote of eloquent advocate, as witness the passage In
which he speaks of what he considers "Boileau's great, original contribution to universal criticism,— . . .
the introduction or satirical criticism" (p. 394). Humor Is only an
effect of perspective -anti It is refreshing to And that a scholar can
produce a very learned book without
continually pulling a long face "As
who should say I am Sir Oracle," etc.
Finally the book Is remarkable for
it* style, which Is always readable,
pervasively lively, and sometimes
brilliant. In short, Dr. Clark has approached much nearer to the goal of
his endeavors—"the high standard
set up by the brilliant and industrious school of 'comparatlstes' "—
than bis modesty permits him to
Political Conditions In Canada Thoroughly Discussed—Les
Brawn's Rebuttal Wins Contest fer U. B. C.
Three votes out ot five turned the scale of judgment against the Wise
Men ot the Bast in the intercollegiate debate of last Friday, held In the
Auditorium. The away team, on the other hand, was defeated by Alberta
by a unanimous decision.
The argument centered around the question: "Resolved that a return
to the traditional two party system would he beneficial to Canada." The
U. B. 0. home team was composed of Messrs. H. Leslie Brown and Gordon
Telford who upheld the affirmative against 8. Saper and V. Graham of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Brown took the plunge by comparing himself to a young soldier
waiting for the aero hour and ready
to slaughter his opponents. He out*
lined the nature of the two party system and the chaotic conditions of the
present time. The two party system has lived a vigorous life, and
has done yeoman service. It is old,
well seasoned, and has survived
strenuous times in Canada, Great
Britain, and the U. 8. A. The old system did not mean stagnation aa
was evidenced by the extreme groups
within the parties. More than two
parties caused deterioration and confusion in political thought, and national interests were sacrificed to
local appeals. There was a lack ot
great party leaders like Laurier and
Macdonald in present day politics.
Mr. Brown closed by showing that
conditions would not become stabilised under the multi-party system aa
the Progressives could not hope to
form a majority.
Bl-Party System Corrupt.
Mr. Graham, of the negative, gave
a history ot the bi-party Bystem from
the time of Charles I. He showed
that the Canadian parties signified
nothing, and launched a sledge hammer argument by showing that both
the old parties wero controlled by
the same Interests in Montreal and
Toronto. The speaker dragged many
political scandals to light to prove
his point. Party platforms were corrupt, real Issues contused, and false
Issues created to stampede the electorate. Constant systematic deception has done more to undermine confidence In the party system than all
the radicals In Canada. The two old
parties have refused lo understand
change. They have Ignored I ho complexity of present day conditions.
Mr. Telford, in a slow and deliberate speech, emphasized that fact that
the three party system represents
minority rule in the house by parties
elected hy a minority of the electors.
There waB no responsible government as each party could shift the
blame for broken promises. Legislature is forced upon the house by minorities. When parties ally, new platforms are formed. Great national
questions could not be considered.
All these conditions were contrasted
by the speaker to the -stability of tho
two party system.
Mr. 8aper le Orator of Evening.
Mr. Sapor introduced more oratory
Into his speech than those who went
before him. He showed that there
was always a group system in British
government. In Canada It stood for
parties, not principles. He outlined
the class-conscious movement of the
Progressives, and enumerated the
points on their platform, Mr. Saper
reiterated that there was uo difference between the old parties, that
they had a tainted source of rnvenue,
antl did not represent real Issues.
The traditional parties were not fundamental In British Parliamentary
rule and there wan no reasonable
necessity for two parties. We are
living In a period of evolution, he
said, and Canadian public opinion
shows that the two party system is
Mr. Leslie Brown starred In the rebuttals. The "young soldier" launch
(Continued on Page 2)
The entire staff of tno Publications Board le Invited to
the "Pub. Tea" to be held In
the Cafeteria from A—5 this
afternoon—NOT  PREEI
In Theory Only
Men and Women Uuder Disadvantage at Dances.
It has been suggested that more
social events about the University
might be made joint affairs between
men and women as regards organisation and expense. Theoretically, at
least, the formal dances ot each faculty are only accessible to the men.
At the present time, tho organization
of nearly all University and faculty
functions is in tbelr hands. They do
most of the work and toot the bill.
The more fortunate warned; on the
other hand, are called for, danced
with, fed, and more or less luxuriously delivered ){o their respective
homes. Obviously the division of
labor and expense Is most unfair.
At the same time many women attending the faculty- which the function is supposed to represent, have
not the opportunity of attending. In
most cases these women would willingly take their share ot the burden, for the sake of the privilege of
attending the function. The remedy-
suggested Is that, In functions already established and supposedly representative, the women he given an
opportunity of sharing tho work, the
expense—and, hy no means incidentally, the enjoyment. Otherwise coeducation is simply a theory, aud not
a practice, In this by no means unimportant phase of university life.
—Toronto  Varsity.
Contributions for
S.F. Fund Sought
During the last few years tho
words international and international
good will, and internationalism havo
appeared with increasing frequency
in discussions throughout the student
In a few American universities
this new interest has taken a definite
form. Yale University students have
adopted a sister university In the
Orient, promising an exchange of
students by scholarships and financial support.
The students ot Canada express
this same interest in other students
through the Student Friendship
Fund, to which many nations, Including Germany, now contribute.
There nre few students who wouhl
not give a great deal to spend a year
lu a foreign university, In order to
know the students of that land. Of
course fow can do this. But through
the Student Friendship Fund, International scbolarslps and conferences
will to some extent be possible. The
Fund also provides self help schemes
tor studeuts wherever most needed.
These are but a few of Its phases.
Students of Canada are particularly undertaking the support of Mr.
Nlkltln, ot Bulgaria, who is doing
student work in hia native country.
Student conditions there are still
bad, aud many need a little financial
assistance. As a result, U. B. C.
students are all to be given an opportunity to contribute their nickels
and dimes to help students abroad.
Relay To Be Ron
Over New Course
Donates Trophy
Students who have been reading
the Ubyssey and the local papers
will have noticed that the present
session gives promise of greater
track activity than any previous
term. The first of these outstanding
events will be the Arts '80 relay, on
February 84th. This year, for the
llrst time, the race will not he run
over the old course from Point Grey
to Vancouver, but will be changed as
follows.— The start will be made
from the aerial tramway, along Mar
ine Drive to Imperial Street. Then
north on Imperial to 18th Avenue,
along this thoroughfare to Tolmie
Street, down to the Bus Line and
along University Avenue, finishing on
the Mall in front ot the Administration Building. This new course has
the advantage of giving spectators
the opportunity to witness both the
start and finish ot the race; In answer to those who state that this
change In course will destroy one of
the oldest traditions, the track executive wish it understood that the matter has received every consideration
by them. They have favored the
change because of the difficulty of
running over the old course due to
the greatly increased volume of traffic. Another feature adding interest
to this event is the donation of a
handsome bronse statue as a trophy
to the winning team. This trophy
has been offered by Mr. Lex. MoKil-
lop, whb*rAn- in the felay leveral
times aa a member of the team of
Arts '25. This statue is at present
on view in the book store. At the
time of writing, Arts' 89 are whispered to be favorites, but Arte 'ii are
not letting the grass grow under their
Ten days after this will be the
lnter-class track meet on March 8th.
The Introduction of much new talent
as well as some of the old stand-bys
points to a more successful meet this
year than ever before. This will be
used as far as possible as an elimination for the meet with College of
Puget Sound ou March 14th.
The last event, on this term's programme will be the Dunlop Road
Race, to he run on Good Friday, April
2nd. This Is a live mile race, and
was won hy Varsity last year. Possessing as we do, some of the finest
distance men in tho Province, we
look for Varsity to repeat this year.
A handsome shield is the trophy in
this race.
Rules Governing Use
of Notice Boards
All notices must be plaoed
on University notice-boards
and only those notices dealing directly with University
business may appear.
All notices must b* dated
snd signed by the person
posting the notice and will
be removed after one
week's appearance. Renewal of notices may be obtained from one of the officers
In charge.
3, Maximum slse of notices
shall be If x 8" approximately, exoept for major
4. The Alma Mater notice-
board on the stairs of the
Auditorium building shall
be used only with the consent of Council.
0. All notloes must bo neat.
Standard paper may be obtained on application.
On and after Friday, January
18, 1028, the above rules must
be observed.
Pres. Rooters' Club.
Other Side of Question of
American Football at
U.B.C. U Presented.    ,
Editor Ubyssey:
At Point Orey at present, unlver*
slty spirit, or as sometimes called,
"undergraduate morale", Is at a low
ebb; having gradually declined sines
the  time of Ab. Richards, during
whose regime the great building
paign was carried on.  This camps1
served as a unifying influence witU,
the university: all the students work-    >
ing towards one common objeetlvs,, \
The building campaign Is now a thing   ,(
of the past, but nothing has been put
In its place, and as a result the stud*
ents have no "anchor."   Might not
inter-colleglate competition tie what
we are looking for, and around which
this 'esprit de corps" may be built up?
It Is quite possible that this might
solve the problem.
Nsoossary te Compete with U. *% ' 'f.  ■
Local competition will not suffice.      L
it did in the past, but since our te*    $||
moval from the old buildings, there
is need of something broader.   Location at Point Grey has given us the
external environment necessary to h,
university.   The Internal phase must
be built up by some effort On our
part.   When the university begias to
grow as it undoubtedly will with the
growth of the province, the standard
of athletics will corTespondingtrtigfr;
tt is unlikely that local competftlo*     ,*!
will be able to keep pace with thii
growth so that we will be forced to
turn to sister colleges for competi*      ■!
tion.   A game ot rugby, soccer, or ''"-'$
basketball with a local aggregation    ,[\
will not form a fitting feature tor a
"homecoming" program, a tradition,      ''
which we hope will be established;
here soon.    Thus It is that  inter*,' .
collegiate competition Is necessary.
Now where will we get this competi*   * '8
tion and In what sports?   Geographical location unfortunately forces us
to look  to American  colleges.    And
the most logical sports to participate
In are rugby, or as It Is called on the
other   side   American   Football,   and   ,
basketball.     And   of   these   two  foot-,/
ball is most Important. Then we must
focus our attention on American football.
Advantages of Such Competition
Let us look at the advantages to be
gained from such competition. First,
the unifying influence spoken of
above, which would of a certainty result. Second, publicity. Tragic as it
may seem, a university is known by
Its athletic achievements. Adoption of
American football here would mean
more publicity for us than any other
attainment yet achieved, No matter
what phase of university life is being
advertised—social, Intellectual or athletic—publicity Is a desirable thing
as long as such publicity is not notorious. Through our American football
activities last fall, this college received more favorable publicity than
from any other event, with the possible exception of the Western Canada Basketball Championship of last
A third advantage and possibly the
greatest, la gained from the fact that
football Is a seasonal game.   Thus a
football  player trains Intensively In
the fall term, but after the middle of
November his football activities are
over and h« Is free to apply himself
to his studios.   The university Itself
would be able to concentrate on American  football before Xmas and on\
basketball after Xmas.   Concentrated!
attention for three months is better*
than   half-hearted  attention   for  six
Supposed Disadvantages Dealt With
Now let us look  at   some  of  the
supposed disadvantages brought up in
the "Ubyssey" last week.
(1) "An excessive amount of time
would be given to practice, that high
scholarship And athletic supremaoy
would be a rare combination." Here
Is an article from the University of
Oregon Dally Emerald; "University
(Continued on Page 4)
■;,35 jwr
January 19th, 1926
Shr Ibgaa^g
(Member of Pacific Intar-Colleglate Press Association).
issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student Publications Board of the
University ot British Columbia, West Point Orey.
Phone: Varsity 1484
Mail Subscriptions rate: |8. per year.   Advertising rates on application.
Editorial Staff
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—A, Earle Birney.
Senior Editors—Miss Sadie Boyles and W. Murphy.
Associate Editors—David Warden, Miss Marlon Smith, Don Calvert and
Miss Kathleen Baird.
Feature Editors—Erin Dunn, B. Morrison
Assistant Editors—Miss Florence Cassidy, Miss Alice Weaver.
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Business Manager—Harold 0. McWtlllams.
Advertising Manager—J. Stanley Allen.
Circulation Manager—Digby Leigh
Business Assistants—Lyle Straight and T. Barnett.
Senior, Sadie Boyles; Associate, Don Calvert; Assistant, Alice Weaver;
 Proofs, Mary Ksler.
Now that the flurry of lust week's mass mooting has disappeared, even upholders of the vigilance committee admit that the
Alma Mater Society has only settled half tho question it raised. The
blame lies primarily with the lenders in the opposition to the present system of discipline. Their campaign was so poorly organized
that, despite the obvious fact that considerably more than the "three
hundred5' favored publication of the names of the committee, no
resolution to that effect waa moved.
An unintentional oversight on the part of the chairman caused
the meeting to be broken up without proper adjournment, and removed the last chance the opposition had of waking up and putting
a new motion.
The chairman's error, however, has left it open for opposers of
' the Secret Marshall system to demand a second vote. If Council had
dismissed the meeting continually, we would say that the "three
■ hundred" and more should petition for a second meeting. So it
Stands, however, the onus is technically upon Council to either call
a meeting or to arrange for a poll.
•   .   The later alternative Is, we think, the better.   The question was
• fully discussed last week, so that to hold another meeting would
waste much time. But as it ia evident that a great many who voted
40Wn.Wednesday's motion aa being too radical are yet in favour of
a vigilance system conducted on more open principles, it is imperative that the Council arrange for an immediate poll.
livery one has now recovered from the Christmas holidays, and
having rested for a few weeks at University, is now ready to enter
Sily into the season of class parties.   And with class parties come
oae heetic things, class draws ,and once again the old, old question:  "Why have a class draw?"
Class draws are not divinely inspired affairs; they have their
jterjr serious drawbacks.   In a university, all types of characters
are to be found from the innocent to the wise, from the serious to
go flippant.   It ia dangerous, to say the least, to throw these oppos-
f? types together, and expect them to enjoy each other's company,
upon order.
,   ,,    Which brings Us to a second objection to class draws.   When,
as a rule, students enter a university, they begin immediately to
cultivate originality and individuality,    (Witness the sartorial idio-
SHeresies of the freshman.) And feeling their individuality, they
ay object to being realized into pleasure. Pleasure, to be great,
lias to be spontaneous, and that demon Luck often withdraws the
spontanaety for some from a class party.
The class party, however, is not for some, but for all. And the
draw has proved the only way of assuring that all turn out for the
annual event. In the first three years at least, tho classes are large,
and divided; so that there is little chance for students tn become
acquainted. Without the draw, many would stay home, simply because they did not know the members of their own year.
By the time students reach their senior year, they should he
able to run without the draw. Some other method of assuring that
all seniors and seniorettes arrive safely should be devised. But so
far, no feasible plan has been presented, and so those students of
'26 who have the gambling instinct, may look forward to the Senior
Class Ball. Draws that are not the most desirable method of giving
all a good time, but so far at least, they are to be most expedient.
Like all really great newspapers, the Ubyssey is not too proud
to acknowledge even the slightest of attentions, and it is to provide
immediate proof that such an attitude is ours, that we here pause
to bow, humbly, we hope, to recent comments by the lecturer in a
well-known class.
Amongst other constructive criticisms, the lecturer suggests that
our organ might be raised to an even higher standard that it now
enjoys, if some method were adopted whereby the editors could devote more time to their work. Such a suggestion comes to us as a
pleasant surprise, indeed. We are on the point of initiating a campaign for the granting of university credits to undergraduates filling major posts in student government. We are, therefore, delighted to feel that already we have one member of the faculty who
would be prepared to give us his whole-hearted support.
Musical Society
Plans Concert
This year Varsity is to be favored
by a distinct novelty. To those who
do not know, let It be stated that tho
Musical Society has scoured the services of a conductor ot exceptional
ability. Mr. Williams, assistant conductor of the Capitol orchestra, is a
man of lifelong experience In musical circles.
From the exceptional quality of the
offerings, and also from the character
of a number of the pieces, we are Jus-
tilled In calling the evening ot this
concert our "Op«ra Night." Everything Is being done lu true operatic
style—there are to bo costumes, settings, prologues antl the kind of orchestra that characterises the better
typo of musical offerings.
This concert Is being held In the
Auditorium on the evening of Friday, February 26. Further details
will be published later. Keep the
date In mind.
Women's Basketball
Last Saturday night, Normal Gym.
was the scene of great disorder.
Figures darted hither and thither.
Half a dozen would become entangled, until finally one would disengage
itself—herself—and tear off, with a
whole paok at her heels. Now a
sharp, piercing sound would cause all
to face reluctantly apart. Then a
second similar sound again would set
the wheels going.
What was it? Well, merely five
girls out to win honours for the Blue
and Oold. It was a great occasion,
that evening when Varsity Senior A
Team met Ex-North Vancouver High
girls to decide which was supreme In
the world of basketball (but bo few
rootors were there to appreciate the
game). Who was supreme? Well,
Varsity, to bo exact. Score? A mere
27—4. Outstanding players? The
faithful Doris Shorney (16 pts.) and
Flora Musgrave (11 pts.) What shall
we do? Say "thanks, awfully," and
give them a skyrocket.
Varsity Wins Debate
(Continued from Page 1)
ed a terlfBc counter-attack that
shattered the forces of the enemy.
He proved that a return to the two
party system could be brought about
by an amalgamation of the Liberals
and Progressives. He defeated the
argument of his opponents concerning the success of the French group
system. Nothing whatever had been
said against the two party system.
If one party went to the dogs, It did
not affect this system. The traditional British two party system placed
her In the splendid financial position
which enabled her to pay off so much
on the U. 8. A. debt. The only essentials to good government were
two parties; a strong government,
and an opposition.
-      *ay
A ten will he given for (lie third
and fourth year out-of-town glrln, In
the upper common room of the Art!
liiillding. The date has been set for
Wednesday, January 2o, at 4 o'clock.
Kvery out-of-town girl is cordially invited.
Lewis Wharton, b,a„ llm.
Tuition Given In University Subjects
— at —
Room 326, Shelly Building,
119 Psndsr Strtet, West
487S 7th Ave., W., West Point Orey
.uaHfa/DAY  -  -   StYMOUA 8738
Class and Club Notes
"Too Many Husbands"
As a dally contemporary said, the
number of people who saw "Too Many
Husbands" at the Little Theatre last
Thursday night was "woefully small."
And when one considers the number
of Varsity students present, both
members of the Players' Club, and the
mere components of the vulgar
throng, one la almost tempted to wonder If there were many non-students
lu the vicinity. However, that Is not
the point, at present. What we are
trying to do Is to thank those who
mads It possible for the sudents to
see that 'farce comedy" practically
FREE. The play was certainly worth
the money. But seriously It was good.
The plot was extremely mlrth-pro-
voklng and at times humorously sati
rical. The acting, especially that of
Nella Jeffries as Mrs. Shut tie worth,
who felt that "something must be
done," and of Barry Jones iih the dead
husband, was really excellent. "Cameron Matthews and his distinguished
English company" are to bo congratulated on their presentation of "Too
Many Husbands."
All Annual write-ups, both of graduates and clubs, MUST be In by the
end of January. Lists of those responsible for graduate write-ups are
posted In the different buildings, and
secretaries are responsible for c'ub
write-ups. Hand them In at the Publications office, Annual editor's desk,
do It now!
PHONES i PT. GREY 2SS-R aad 138
a. c. m.
The S. C. M. Executive of this University announces that the Tuesday
study groups conducted by Miss Cordon will assemble for Spring term
work Immediately.
Students, to whom the purpose of
the Student Christian Movement Is
unknown may be interested to hear
that In Hoom W, on the top floor ot
the Arts' Building, discussion groups
meet to talk over the various International student problems which rise
throughout the world.
Of particular interest to thinking
minds of Western Canada is the
growth of National consciousness
among leading eastern nations. The
"problems" encountered in u consideration of Asiatic progress since the
world wide diffusion of Western Ideas
occasion earnest discussion.
Such subjects ot International Importance, which engage the attention
of leading statesmen of today are analysed by S. C. M. study groups.
Miss Cordon, Western secretary for
the S. C. M. in Canada, will lead student groups in Room W on Tuesday,
at 9 a.m. and 3.45 p.m. All interested
students are invited to attend.
A meeting of "La Causerie" will be
held on Wednesday evening at the
home of Miss Bernloe Barton, corner
67tb Avenue and Marine Drive. The
programme will take the form ot a
mook trial In French. As arrangements are being made for transportation in cars, will members please get
In touch with Miss Alice Myers or any
member of the executive. A full attendance is requested.
ARTS '2t
Pep meeting, track meet, relay, and
class party formed the topics for discussion at an Arts '28 class meeting
held on Friday noon in App. Sc.
100. To begin with, President Les.
Drown announced that instead of
holding a class pep meeting all efforts would be directed towards staging an All Arts pep meeting. He also
made an appeal for more to turn out
for the class relay ,and the track
meet. Then came the announcement
that the class party would be held
on February 12th at the Ambassador.
The draw was announced for next
Friday, the 22nd, In App. Sc. 100.
A meeting of the Classics Club will
be hold In Room 204, Arts Building,
today at 4 o'clock. Dave Sturdy will
address the meeting, his subject
being Roman Education.
Varsity Frosh wallowed their way
to victory In an Intermediate rugby
fixture at Brockton Point cricket
grounds In a grim polo struggle with
Seafortbs, thereby registering their
fifth consecutive win. The only score
came early in the llrst half, when
Ralph Farrls executed a brilliant run
half the length of the field to cross
the   line,    Chapelle   falling   with   the
The field and bull were almost unplayable, and the players did well under the circumstance1-. Chapelle and
Farrls were the individual stars for
the greenish squad.
KH1 J™ th.f matte*
with Professor Henry this
moralns? I've never seen
him so peeved. He seemed
to be trailing mer.'r^m
"Solllna .over Is good, ft*
• ■ i***^st*^^**rim WPsaWefei
Special Prices on
Everything In tha Store.
This Is en Opportunity
Men's Outfitters
Lovely Coat
a Girl Can Buy
Thrifty women who look to our
January clearance to buy a
winter coat of quality will be
interested in this ottering.
Apart Irom the actual money
saved by the reduced prices
now in effect, the coats are
quality garments featuring a
high standard of tailoring; the
dressiest of styles; the richest
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January 19th,1926
mijs out
1 'mum* a«tr •*>"
A Roorlmlrwtlort
the so-called editor of this page,
who has miserably attempted to con-
o«el his Identity under tho name of
A, Muck McOoogle has seen fit to cast
aspersions on one ot the members of
the editorial hoard. Under a fog ot
personal vituperation ho has not only
characterised this member as a moron, but has sought by Implication to
mhllgn all the members of tho said
board. His complaint seems exaggerated, so much so that one would be
Justified in presuming that when he
wrote the article to which reference
la nere made he was In that state or
mental Insobriety which Is the result
of a connection, only too frequent
wtth the liquor control board or the
goVernment of B. C.
Therefore, to warn members of this
tturVeraUy against the insidious practices ot the aforementioned A, Muck
McOoookle, we will give a tew ot the
highlights ot his chequered career,
A (ew summers ago, In Victoria, however, by corrallng all the bird seed, he
precipitated a riot which led to the
establishing of home-grown bird seed
ae an Industry at the Capital. As another result the supplies of this commodity, which he had gained hy extortion and intrigue, were taken from
him and he was left destitute to eke
out a bare existence wtth his
nose to the grindstone ot Fate.
0,(111 gloomy and spiteful, he came to
the V.B.C. where he was at length
given a position as office boy. His
recent aotlon, the uncalled-for attack
on the editorial board, is the result
ot all hla pent-up malice. His aotlon,
which will Inevitably lead to his dismissal, Is now a moral and a byeword
among men. Let us have done with
—E. F.
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Trag ea> Followed Nattkiag Lessens
The Publications Board will havo a
On Tuesday afternoon at four,
You ask, "Just what Is that to mo?"
Walt till I tell you more.
The Publications Board will have a
To which I asked my lady fair.
She said that If I wished to go
That I could take her there.
The Publications Board will have a
And I feel fearful sad at heart,
My life Is wrecked like a ship at sea,
For my love and I must part.
The Publications Board will have a
Oh, why. did 1 come hence,
How oan I take my ferome With me
When I've not got forty cents?
Oft la tha Chile Night
(With apologies to James Whitcomb
The hosts of verdant Freshies are
almost scared to death,
They tremble ai. their shadows, and
have to hold their breath,
They cast affrighted glances and give
affrighted leaps,
They hide from one another and mutter In their sleeps;
And all the other students, when the
lectures have been done,
Just  cluster   in   the   common-room,
prepared to cut and run,
And  listen  to the  stories  that  the
Seniors tell about
How the Vigilants will get you
It you don't watch out.
And all the older Btudents Bay, when
the night comes on,
And the bright lights flicker, and tbe
profs, have gone,
And the motor buses "peep" and the
fog is grey,
And  the   janitors have   made   their
rounds and gone away,
You better read the by-laws and have
your hand-book near,
Be humble to your sen lorn und never,
never Jeer,
And never lu the hallways try to take
a smoke, or shout,
For the Vigilants will j?et you
If you don't watch out.
And    another    daring
would always have
Struck   mutches  on   the
nnd thought  It o.uit<
student    who
his smoke,
marble  walls
ti Joke,
And  when some sitIois came around,
and Sophomores were there,
He    iiioeke'l   tIiiiii,   and    lie    mocked
them, and said he didn't care.
Then  suddenly he turned dead white
and  tried to run and  hide-
Arid   they   pulled    out    their    white
tickets, ere ho knew  what  'twas
awk-eyed forms In rubber shoes
were standing by his side!
And the Vigilants will get you
If you don't watch out.
When a diplomat says yes,
He means, perhaps.
If he says perhaps,
He means no.
If he says no, he Is not a diplomat.
When a lady say no,
She means perhaps.
When she says perhaps,
She means yes."
And when she says yes,
She Is not a lady.
—Pitt Panther.
Mr, V011 know-who-we-meHii (at Alma Mater Mfeling): "Ray lor '27,
'2tt, '29, and all my classes.''
"Among McGtll graduates resident In
the city are," followed by a few
thousand names, leaves one wondering why the Sun didn't use the other
twenty names In the phone book and
complete the Job.
N. L. B. (In the debate): "There
should not be In this great and glorious Canada of ours any East of the
Great Lakes, nor any West of the
Qreat Lakes, no French Canadians,
nor Quebec and Ontario."
No wonder there is confusion in
( m 1* m 1 Him i"im 11 im 111 inmniii ii i>i>iii m
A tiny frown sat upon the brow of
(lie sweetest editor as she gave her
mind earnest ly to thought, finally she
spoke, "Do right," she said, "and fear
nothing." (I knew at once that she
had boon rending Edgar (luost again).
"Rut," I protested, "'tis when I most
tlo write that 1 havo most to fear."
Upon the face of the sweetest editor
appeared a Mona Lisa smile. 'Truth
is mighty," she said vaguely, "and
will prevail."
Therefore, I take up again tho subject of the change in the Arts '20
Relay course; for, though truth will
prevail who knows how- long it will
take? Several of the track stars have
apprehended me since my last article,
but unfortunately have totally failed
to apprehend my meaning. I find
that the present course is unsatisfactory because of traffic interference,
both by delay and by emission of a
noxious gas, to wit: 0,0. Now, to
the best of my knowledge, last year
saw a new record established over
the old course; and If traffic was ever
to interfere seriously, last year was
the time for It to do so, 1 contend
that It Is only on the last lap that
there Is danger of traffic Interference;
and before taking upon themselves
the serious responsibility of doing
away with a race established by a
former class, track officials would be
well advised to rrake one more strong
effort to have the old course clear.
An Explanation Long Over-due
Numerous Inquiries have been received by tho feature staff as to why
this page Is not humorous or even
honestly funny. These questions do
not find a sole source In the alert
minds of the student body; several
cultured professors have uttered
damning strictures regarding the lack
of wit so evident in these columns;
often the editorials elicit more laughter.
We are now In a position to reveal
to our critics the difficulties under
which we labour. Last week's page,
as sent to the printer, was hilariously
funny. So funny was it that the editors havo become, lu consequence,
chronic hypochondriacs at the thought
that It can never be published, let
alone equalled. Compositor after com-
por.itor essayed to set up the page,
and one exceptional man did get
through Home half-dozen lines, but
even as the rest, he collapsed, shrieking wilh laughter, his physical form
throateiieil   with   (ittcr   disintegration.
Fven were we. at |*Teat cost, to httVe
the pane published, evil alone would
ensue. The campus, hy one o'clock,
would be srewn with outstretched and
helpless forms of students; and by
each pathetic body would be a Ubyssey, open at the Muck page, mute
testimony to the strength of our humour. Therefore, we modestly refrain, and keep the page as dull as
ditch wuter.
We wish lo call the attention of tho
attorney gonetal to the disgraceful
fact that, despite tho fact we voted
against prohibition, McLaughlins, the
ginger ale people, have made Canada
Poets are born, not paid.—Eric For-
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(Continued from Page i)
of Michigan. According to tha results
of the past semester at the University
of Michigan, the average grade of
athletes stands well above the average of those who do not participate
in athletics." Moreover with training shacks at Point Orey, the two
hours spent travelling to and from the
University could be spent In training,
(8) "It would entail a great ox-
penoe," I fall to see the objection
since gate receipts Invariably cover
expenses. I see an advantage here
since a student can gain valuable experience In juggling accounts, AH
our games last fall were a financial
(8) 'instead of being almost unique
and a thoroughly respected institution, our University would become a
minor imitation ot those academic
nacblnes which at present disgrace
many states of the Union." I think
the only disgrace a team could bring
to a university would be through unsportsmanlike conduct—a thing which
we do not heed to worry about as Is
testified by the Kamloops and College
of Puget Sound papers referring to
our basketball and football teams
respectively. This is what the
Puget Sound Trail says of our football team: "They have one characteristic which would be an asset to
any college In the country—that spirit
of sportsmanship which will remain
to many of us, the outstanding memory of a day which will make foot-
tall history," That from the pen of
Prof. Hedley of that Institution.
(4) "The actual playing of games
would become limited to a small group
of carefully trained supermen, trained
to fight our battle against another institution, while the majority took
their exercise rooting." In English
rugby fifteen men compose a team,
and no substitutes are allowed; thus,
It a man Is injured he must either
quit the field, leaving his team at a
disadvantage or continue to play as
a passenger. In the American code
eleven men compose a team, but substitutes are allowed. The first team
of most American colleges is composed of upwards of fifty men, exclusive of the freshman team which has
a schedule of Its own.
The main objection seems to be the
danger of "commercialism." It Is interesting to note the attitude of American colleges regarding this problem.
One of the major coast institutions recently made a proposal that only such
men could participate In athletics as
could prove that they themselves or
direct relatives were financing their
college career. Whether or not this
proposal was adopted ut the confer-
emv meeting,  is  not  yet  known.
For the above reasons the adopt ion
of American football would he in the
best interests of the University. It Is
a serious step and needs the thoughtful consideration of every student before the vote Is taken.
WM. E. THOMSON, Arts '28,
Vlce-Pres. American Football Club.
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Varsity Swimmers
The Meralomias and the Q.a.C.'s
beat the Varsity Swimming Club by
tht* margin of nine points, the score
being 60 to 60. At first Varsity was
In the lead, but the Meralomias gained in the last events. Indeed, It was
a hard-fought contest all the way
through, and the hundred or so spectators were kept on the edge of their
chairs all owning. The events were
as follows:—
I. Men's back stroke, In which Art
Daw, of Meralomias, took first; Reg.
Wilson and Phil Matheson, of Varsity,
took second and third. Time 1 min,
8 8-8 sees,
3. 60 yards, ladies, free style, in
which Nellie Melllsh captured third
for Varsity.
8. Men's plunge, Alan Stewardson
was first with 49 ft 2 Ins., and
Matheson second with 48 ft. 1 ins.
4. 100 yards, breast stroke, ladles.
Sylvia Thrupp was easily first, and
Mary Ross second. Time 1 min.
39 1-5 sees.
5. 100 yards, men's free style, in
which Tike Abernethy won first place
and Stewardson second. Time 1 min.
11 2*5 sees.
6. Ladles' diving. Jean Oi'ley was
a close second, and Nelly Melllsh
7. 60 yards, free style, , men, in
which Doug. Bell won a close third,
being about 1 second behind the first
man.   The time was 3 1-5.
8. 100 yards free style, women. Miss
Atkinson took second and Sylvia
Thrupp third.   Time 1:20 8-6.
«. Men's diving. Tupper of Varsity
was first, Lering Stokes of Meralomias third, and another Meralomias
man third.
10. 50 yards ladles, back stroke, in
which Mary Carter won third place
for Varsity,
II. 200 yards free style, men. Tike
Abernethy captured a close second
for Varsity.    Time 6:58.
12. 100 yards breast stroke. Monty
Wood took second and Arland third.
13. Ladies' plunge. Jean Gilley was
easily Arst in this event, and Miss
Munro second.
14. The ladles' relay was lost owing
to the futlgue of the Varsity swimmers.
15. The men's relay was the "big"
event of the night. The swimmers
raced neck and neck from one end to
the other, and the "finishers" ended
In a dead beat. Therefore, the judges
awarded' the decision to both, each
club splitting the points. The Varsity
team was made up of Doug. Bell, Al.
Stewardson, Reg. Wilson and Tike
Varsity suffered a defeat, but It wits
a glorious defeat, and everybody is
certain that if such swimmers as Otto
Gill, Bruce McDonald, MacKeclcnle,
Mary Robertson, Lllooet Green, and
Johnnie Lyons had been able to compete, U. B. C. would havo had an
overwhelming victory. However, this
match was not a league match, so
that Varsity does not suffer. The
next contest with Meralomias will certainly mean victory to U.  B. C.
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Varsity demonstrated on Saturday
night that they will be very much in
the running for B. C. basketball title
when they took the Westminster Y into camp 26-28. It was a heotlo struggle and was by far the best game in
the Senior A ranks this year. The
passing was good and for the most
of the way the boys had their eyes
right on the basket. Long shooting
was the big feature of the game. Varsity started the long passing game
while New Westminster favored short
passing and dribbling.
Doug tirlmstone opened the score
for the Y with a dribble down the
floor. H. Henderson equalised right
after with a close-In shot. In the
first half Varsity was a little off In
their shooting but held Y down to 18
points while they collected 8.
The second half was crowded with
action, Westminster having the advantage of a 7-polnt lead which they
held most or the way. With three
minutes left the Blue and Ootd were
5 points behind. Freddy Newcombe
rose to great heights when he pulled
the game out of the fire with two
beautiful baskets followed by Nes-
bltt's field basket and a free throw.
Tanny Butler added another point on
a free throw, with thirty seconds to
Varsity—P. Newcombe, 9; D. Hartley, 2; A. Henderson, 2; H. Henderson, 2; W. Turpin, 2; R. Gordon, 2;
D, Nesbltt, 8.
Westminster Y—Brick McDonald, 6;
8. McDonald, 2; E. Paulson, 8; Lynch,
2; M. Shiles, 6; D. Qrlmstone, 2.
The second soccer team sallied
forth on Saturday like a band of husky heroes to do battle with the Kerrisdale team. The latter, however,
could field only eight men, and with
this lineup were naturally outplayed,
although at all times they worked
Rain fell in torrents during the
game with the result that there was
as much mud slinging as in a real
political football game. Manager
Llersch made a good showing, but
was repeatedly penalised tor injecting his umbrella Into the fray. In
the end the reforeo kicked him off.
Plump Oeorge Dynes was the first
to bathe his ample figure in the muddy treacle, and from then on, player
after player fell and rose completely
changed. Evans scored three goals
in the first half and one in the second, while Tom Warden and Swanson each put on their spectacles
long enough to chalk up a marker.
Kerrisdale were unable, now with
nine men, to break through the Varsity defence, and the game petered
ont, the score standing at 6—0.
Incidentally this win may save Varsity from relegation to the third division.
The Team:
Sutherland;    Dynes    and    Warden;
Swanson;    Leek    and    Robertson;
Miller;     Stevenson;     T.    Warden;
Evans, and Splllsbury.
Men's interclaas is scheduled for
next Tuesday In King Edward gym.
at 8 p.m. Both singles and doubles
will be played. The first match of the
term will be played when Varsity
meets the 7th Battalllon A Division on
Saturday evening in the Drill Hall.
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