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IsiU-d Twice Weekly by the Student.' Publications Board 0/ The University of British Columbia.
vol xm.
No. 16
Student Plays
Offer  Variety
m iotiveITprize play
THREE plays by student authors
•re to be produced this year
for the Christmas productions,
November 20. 21 and 22. "Fog," by
Sydney Risk, ''Trees," by Bailie (Tarter,
•nd "Finesse," by Byron Edwards.
The fourth play ia "The Florist Shop,"
• revival of a popular comedy.
The cast of "Fog," the prise play,
consists of two actors, a light housekeeper and his wife—played respectively by Ernest Gilbert and Drusilla
Davies. . Taking part in "Trees"
«ru Sallie Carter, Mary Darnbrough
•nd John Emerson. For "Finesse"
Eleanor Turnbull and Maudeen Farquar are to take the principal women's parts; M. Clement, R. F.
Knight and J. Ruttan will play the
male roles. Marjorie Ellis, Margaret
Sheppard, Frank Millar. C. I. Taylor
•nd N. H. Cameron will take part in
"The Florist Shop."
Tragic and Comic Themes Featured
"Fog" is a tragedy the setting
of which is a lonely light-house on
the coast of British Columbia. The
action is gripping and the author has
contrived an effect of suspense which
will hold the audience fascinated.
"Trees" is also tragic in theme
— the story of a girl on an eastern
farmhouse, whose longing for beauty and life is frustrated by her
"Finesse" is in lighter vein, a
comedy concerning bridge fiends, a
burglar, and the complications arising from his attempts to show them
how the game is played.
' "The Florist Shop'* is also a delightful comedy, concerning the efficient
but sentimental young lady assistant,
who arranges romances and rights
the wrongs of her customers to the
disturbance of Slovsky, the proprietor
of the shop.
8tudents to Receive Free Tickets
Tickets will be issued Tuesday and
Wednesday noon, free, to all under-
B'aduates for the plays. Science,
ursing and Agriculture will obtain
their tickets at Applied Science. First
and second year women will apply in
the foyer of the Auditorium, men at
the Auditorium box office. Third and
fourth year women will apply in the
Upper Common-room, men at the
Quad box-office.
A thousand free tickets are to be
issued for Thursday, which is student's night, as well as four hundred
for Saturday night. The doors will
open at eight o'clock.
The Cafeteria will be open on Thursday evening for the benefit of students who wish to stay out for the
Christmas Plays.
At a meeting of Education '31 on
Friday, the class voted to send a
letter to Students' Council, asking
that body to define the status of the
class. The question of status was
brought before the meeting by the
President, Maurice DesBrlsay, when
he stated that Education was not
legally recognized in student activity. A discussion followed, in which
these points were brought out: members of the class belong tn the Alma
Mater Society by virtue of paying
fees, yet they are not represented on
Council; members are not recognised
in the Men's Undergraduate Socitey;
more effective co-operation with the
rest of U.B.C. would result if the
class had legally recognised representation. It was felt that matters
which solely concern the class should
be handled solely by the class. At
the same time, since Education is
anxious to take its place in University
affairs, this could be done more er-
foctlvly through representation than
through unorganised action at an
Alma Mater meeting.
Various future activities of a social
nature were decided upon. A sufficiently large number showed interest In the
formation of an informal glee-club to
make the enterprise worthwhile. A
Bridge will be held on the last night
of examinations at the home of
Katherlne Reed in New Westminster.
Plans were discussed for a dance to
be held early in January. Arrangements for this event were left, in the
hands of the social convener, Jean
Noon Hour Concert
To Close Series
Tht last recital on the Fall program of the Musical Society will be
held in the Auditorium on Thursday,
commencing at 12.10 sharp. The
Society especially requests silence
during the numbers.
Included on the program are Harry
Katsnelson, a member of the Frosh
and Concert Violinist of the Society;
Ian Douglas, Arts '31, baritone soloist
of radio fame, and Jean Black, Arts
'33, one of the foremost pianistes at
Varsity. Lieut. C. J. Co;i»fleld_ conductor of the Vancouver Civic Orchestra and of the Parks Board Band,
will give a short talk on "Instrumental Music in Vancouver Schools."
The Choir and Orchestra will be in
the pit of the Auditorium.
Members of the Society are reminded that tryouts for the Opera
will take place on November 24, 26,
and 26, or by special arrangement.
Scores can be secured at 207 Auditorium by signing for them. The
candidates will be judged on (1) Stage
Deportment and (2) Vocal Accomplishment. Results will be posted immediately following the last day of
Sport Summary
Senior  "A"  Men,  25;  Crusaders, 24.
Senior "A" Women, 31;  Young
Conservatives, 18.
Senior "B" Men,  14; Mountain
View, 42.
Education, 30; Kitsilano, 25
Varsity "B'\ 12: Quilchena. 4.
Varsity, 8; 1st B. C.
Regiment, 8.
Af. A. Fellowships
Given by Smith
Six Fellowships to the value of
$HOO.0O each are offered annually by
Smith College for postgraduate work
leading to the M.A. degree. Two
Fellowships of $700.00 each are offered for graduate study in Education. These are open to women of the
British Commonwealth, as well as to
Smith College is situated in the
beautiful hill and river country of the
Connecticut Valley, lietween Boston
and New York. It Ik the largest
residential college for women In the
Applications should be addressed to
the Chairman of thu Committee on
Graduate Instruction, Office of the
Dean, Smith College, Northampton,
Mass., and must be sent before February 20.
Meets B.C.
THE TARRIFF question will be
the topic of the encounter between the U.B.C. debaters and
the touring team of British orators,
on November 24. The subject of this
meet, which is the first intercollegiate
one of the season, is, "Resolved that
this house would support the establishment of closer economic unity
within the Empire by means of general tariff barriers." The trip through Canada of the visitors, who represent the student associations of
Great Britain, is under the sponsorship of the National Federation of
Canadian University Students.
The leader of the visiting team, H.
Trevor Lloyd, is a graduate of the
University of Bristol, and the nominee of the National Union of Students
of   England  and   Wales.      He  was
Bresident of the Bristol University
ebating Union, and a member of the
team that was successful in the debate with the Canadian team in Bristol in 1028. He has also taken part
in undergraduate activities, and was
Director of Commissions in the International Confederation of Students
Conference, at Budapest in 1928.
Noted Law Student to Speak
John Mitchell, the other member
of the team, holds his degree of M.A.,
and L.L.D. from the University of
Aberdeen Law School, and is the nominee of the Students' Representative
Council of Scotland. He was convener of the Law Faculty of this
Council, and was elected President
of the sa me Council the following
year. He is also head of the Aberdeen University Unionist Association,
which is very influential in politics
in the,north-end of Scotland. He is
accounted one of the most distinguished students in the Aberdeen Law
Experienced  Men  Represent Varsity
The U. B. C. representatives are
James Gibson and Richard Yerburgh.
Both have had considerable experience in intercollegiate meets; Gibson
has debated against the University
of Alberta; and Yerburgh has met
the University of Montana in an international debate.
The visiting debaters are to attend
a luncheon on November 24, given
in their honor by the U.B.C. Debating Union; and in the afternoon they
will be entertained by the Women's
Canadian  Club.
Arts '32 fees are now due and
payable to any member of the executive. The mambers collecting are Ken
Beckett, Tom Brown and those mentioned on the notice board.
Arts Faculty Host
At Annual Ball
The Arts men's Undergrad was
host to a heterogeneous congerie of
Grads, Sciencemen, Artsmen and Aggies, at the annual Arts ball, held in
the Hotel Vancouver, Friday. Being
the first formal dance of the year,
the affair began with the solemnity
of a graduation ceremony, hut under
the persuasive rhythm of Jack Emerson's syncopationers, it developed into a lively trotfest.
Chancellor and Mrs. McKechnie led
the grand march from the Ballroom
to the Oak room, where supper was
served on the cafeteria plan. After
the ice cream the festivities continued
until one o'clock, when the capacity
crowtl found itself confronted with
the problem of getting home through
a snowstorm.
Patrons and Patronesses for the evening were Chancellor and Mrs. R. E.
McKechnie, President and Mrs. L. S.
Klinck, I>ean nnd Mrs. I). Buchanan
nnd   Dean  M.   I..   Bollert.
Out of Town Co-eds—Attention
All out-of-town women students
who will be in Vancouver for the
Christmas holidays are asked to give
their names and addresses to Dorothy
The W. U. A. also announces that
no songs have yet been received.
Honors From France
Given Professor
It is announced that Miss Janet
T. Greig, M.A., Assistant Professor
of French, has been decorated with
the "palmes aeademlques," by the
Government of France.
This title of "offlcier d'Academie"
was conferred on Miss Grelg by the
French Minister of Education through M. Sugor, French Consul at Vancouver, in acknowledgement of her
prominent work in the fields of education. The insignia is a violet ribbon
worn- on the lapel anuTtor formal
dress is a small brooch-pendant of
two silver branches of palm leaves,
pointed with rubies and diamonds.
Before accepting her post at tbe
University of British Columbia, Miss
Greig was a French specialist in the
high schools of Montreal and Macdonald Collegt, and has been on the
teaching staff of the Quebec summer
school for the training of French
Miss Greig has resumed her work
at the University, this fall, after a
year's leave of absence, which she
spent studying in France.
Coming Events
TODAY,  NOV.   18—
S. C. M. Address—Dr. J. G.
Brown—"Service and Religion." Aggie 100, 12.10.
"Choosing a Profession" —
Prof. H. R. Christie, Ap. Sc.
102,  12.35.
Radio Club, Ap. Sc. 202, 12.15.
Skating Club meeting, Arts
106, noon.
Agricultural Cluh, Aggie 100,
L. S. E.—Prof. Angus, "Pro-
blems of the Pacific." Arts
100. 12.10.
Men's Track    Club    meeting,
Arts 108, noon.
Musical Society Recital, Auditorium, 12.10.
V. C. V. address. Aggie 100.
12.10. Rev. W. M. Robertson. "The Originality of
the Bible."
NOV. 20. 21. 22—
Christmas plays.
Hoop Seniors
Down Tories
DISPLAYING wonderful combination, and a fighting spirit that
could not be vanquished, two
mighty Blue and Gold Basketball aggregations from U. B. C. opened the
19.0*31 hoop season by chalking up
a pair of well-earned victories at
Athletic Park on Saturday night.
Showing all of the speed and ability that carried them to a World's
Championship last summer, the Varsity Senior Girls outplayed and out-
battled an all-star Young Conservatives team, to win the first of the
series in defense of the B. C. title by
a 31-18 score. A powerful attack in
the first half, and a solid, almost invincible defense that staved off a
determined Conservative rally in the
closing minutes of the game, was more
than the Politicians could cope with,
and the Co-eds marked up their sixth
consecutive  victory.
Early Lead Maintained
The U.B.C.Girls took
the lead early in the
opening period and,
through the efforts of
Claire Menton and Jean
Whyte, piled up 8
points before the Conservatives tallied. Varsity continued to press
and by half time had
run up a 20-7 advantage.
Only in the final minutes of the
fray did the downtown toam present
any strenuous opposition to the
famous Co-ed aggregation. With five
minutes of play remaining, Jean
Whyte, brilliant Blue and Gold centre,
was forced to leave the floor on personals, and the Political squad started
an attack that netted them three
baskets in rapid succession. Then the
Varsity defense tightened down, giving Conservatives no opportunity to
break through, and the remainder of
the game was scoreless.
Jean Whyte Stars at Centre
It would be impossible to select any
individual star on the Blue and Gold
squad.   Jean Whyte, at centre played
one    of   the    greatest
games   of   her   career.
Her    floor    work    was
wonderful,    while    her
shots under the basket
were    almost    perfect.
From    Thelma    Mahon
and Mary Campbell on
the forward   line,   she
received   splendid   support, and the trio form
one   of   the   smartest
combinations seen in Women's Basketball here for some time.   Claire Men-
ton turned in a brilliant exhibition at
Guard,  receiving good support from
Lois Tourtellotte, her teammate.
(Continued on page 4)
The Worst is Yet to Come
The last issue of the "Ubyssey" for the term will be published on Friday.
Orient Relations
To be Treated
In Address
Prof. Angus will speak on "Problems of the Pacific" under the auspices of the L.S.E., Wednesday, at
12.10, in Arts 100. He will set forth
some of the problems arising out of
the inroads of the Western nations
upon the once self-sufficient civilizations of the Far East and discuss the
possibility of their settlement by
peaceful methods. Students are requested to be present promptly at
12.10 as the meeting must terminate
hefore one o'clock.
Jtan   Whyts
Clair*  Menton
On Thursday night Varsity's bad-
minteers chalked up a decisive victory over Quilchena team, winning by
12 games to 4 on the slippery surface
of the U. B. C. gym. Ian Campbell
and Ellen Gleed displayed unusual
team ability, winning both their mixed
sets. The four men's doubles were
also victories for Varsity. Margaret
Palmer ably substituted for Phae Van
Dusen, winning both her mixed with
.Saturday night the team came up
against the 1st B. C. Regiment, one
of the strongest clubs in the league.
The play might have been improved
on in places but it was the most
closely-contested match up to date,
the final score being 8 ail. It was
touch and go as to who would win
the last games. Bunny Pound and
Ken Atkinson and Ellen Gleed and
Ian Campbell each lost the third game
of a set by one point thus losing all
hope of a victory for Varsity. U.B.C.
next comes up against the star Hill
Club on the 26th of November.
The team was: Irene Ramage, Phae
Van Dusen, Ellen Gleed, Bunny Pound,
Nic Solly, Terry Holmes, Ian Campbell,  Ken   Atkinson. THE   UBYSSEY
November 18,1930
(M.mber of TaclBc InUr-Colleglate Pre** AMdolation)
I*..*. *v*ry Tu«*day and Friday by th* Student Publication* Board of tht
Unlveralty of Brltlih Columbia, West Point Qr*y.
u „ 0 .      .   , Phon*. Point Or*y 191
Mall Subicriptlons rat*: 13 p*r year.   Advertising rat** on application.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF-Ronald Orantham
Senior Kdltor:  Uemiie RobertHon
A»*ocl_t«i Margaret Creelman, Nick Muiwallem. Uunny Pound Am.Ut.nt:  Kay Murray
A Student Union
The suggestion that the classes of '32 give their valedictory money to
a fund for a Student Union is the most promising that has been made this
fall for their graduating gift. This would mean that the plans for a Women's
Building would be changed to provide accomodation for all students, and the
whole undergraduate body would work for the project. The classes of '82.
and any succeeding years that contributed their valedictory money to the
general fund, could be fittingly commemorated in some feature of the con*
structlon or appointments of the building.
Splendid progress has been made in the Women's Building undertaking,
but it will be a long time before the structure ran be erected. If the men
of the university and the graduating classes were to assist In the collecting
of funds, the object could be achieved much sooner.
Discussion on the Idea discloses considerable support an well as some
opposition. It Is difficult to see any real objections. If a building In constructed for the women, the men will he allowed io use most uf Its facilities.
A Union to meet the needs of all students would be more satisfactory. Ac*
com mods tion for men, for women, and for general purposes is badly needed.
The Arts men lost a common room last year, and this term the Publications
Board is losing its Business Office. The Student Union would contain common rooms for men and for women, club and conference rooms, offices for
student organisations, and a dining hall.
If '32 adopts this suggestion, it will he taking a very progressive step.
After making its decision, the proposition to extend the Women's Building
project to provide for a Student Union could be made to those in charge
of the women'a campaign and to the men's undergraduate executive. The
money so obtained would bring nearer the day when students and their organisations will be adequately accomodated, und the precedent would, In all
probability, be followed by other classes.
"Never Say Die . . ."
This term the "Ubyssey" has given full support to the Students' Council in its energetic efforts to secure adequate facilities
for staging university athletic events on the campus. The Alma
Mater Society has endorsed the plans of the Council at two meetings. Having been with some difficulty made aware of the importance that students attach to the matter, the Board of
Governors has expressed sympathy and a willingness to co-operate.
As a result* negotiations are under way between the Board and
the government with regard to financing the scheme. Since it is
illegal to collect five dollars with _ach student's fees after Christmas, it seems that the A. M. S. resolution to this effect must be
The above is an incomplete outline of the hectic history of
the stadium project—a history that is by no means concluded.
It is important that student interest and support should continue
to encourage the Council in the further efforts it is undertaking
to make the plan materialize. Progress has been both checked
and promoted, but the difficulties that have been met should serve
to strengthen the general determination that final success must
be achieved. *
Begging The Question
Two weeks ago it was thought that at last the question of
student self-government was going to be faced and put upon a
definite basis.   It seemed that the Alma Mater Society had a
spirited and progressive executive that would secure this desirable
result.   When the Board of Governors failed to consult with the
Council's representative on the plan for the five dollar stadium
levy, a resolution was made in which the Council revealed itself i
as resentful at the inconsiderate and arbitary treatment given j
to the student body in a number of matters in recent years.   The'
time appeared to be ripe for an understanding with the authorities.
A joint consultation was asked, with the alternative of an
Alma Mater meeting to discuss the advisability of continuing!
student government. The conference was held, the .student delegation was kindly treated, and the Council, rather flattered, and
somewhat abashed at its own temerity, has apparently decided;
that it would be ungrateful and importunate to pursue an investigation into the question of self-government.
It is still timely, however, to attempt a clarification of the:
relations between the undergraduate executive and the university
authorities.   If the Students' Council fails to do this, it will be remembered as "The Council That Begged The Question."
The Term Essay
Once again the impending dread of examinations i.s upon us,
but is dimmed by the more immediate curse of the term essay—
a factor which results in little appreciation and less credit.
The idea of the term essay has become contagious at U. B, C.
during the last few years. History started the epidemic and
gradually the disease has spread to English, Philosophy, and
nearly every other course of importance on the curriculum. So
that this year, students, especially in the Senior years, find themselves facing four or five term essays a few weeks before the
Christmas exams.
Besides the difficulty of time spent from regular class work,
there are several factors regarding the term essay which dishearten the student in his work.
Often the essay subject i.s not assigned until several weeks
after the term opens, and the student faced with the task of composing several essays finds himself pressed for time towards the
end of the term, This evil could be remedied if the assignment
were made earlier in the term thus giving the essayist the opportunity of apportioning his time,
Another factor which hinders the student in his composition
is that many of tht* library books required for the essay are not
found on the reserve shelves; and valuable time i.s wasted waiting for the negligent loaner to return them to the open shelves.
But the most disheartening factor that faces the essayist is
the meagre credit given for his hours of time and effort spent
gathering material and composing the actual essay, ln most
courses from ten to twenty marks of the total 150 are allowed
for the term essay; this is certainly not in proportion to the
amount of time and energy spent on the composition.
The student might receive more value from his university
education if less time were spent on work in one specialized
subject—one which often has little bearing on the actual course,
and for which insufficient credit is given.
An interesting letter from Geoffrey
B. Riddehough who is now studying
in Paris on a Nichol Scholarship has
been received. Mr. Riddehough is a
brilliant graduate of the University
of British Columbia. While an undergraduate he was a member of the
"Ubyssey" staff and president of tha
Letters Club. Before going to Paris
a year ago, he was a member of the
Classics department of the faculty
Mr. Riddehough writes: "I think I
shall take work in paleography again
with M. Samaran of the Ecolc dos
Hautes Etudes, for during this past
summer 1 found I had profited a
great deal by his Instruction when I
had to decipher medieval manuscripts
In London and Oxford, I shall probably take some more work under the
medieval-Latin specialist, M. Faral,
but above all I mean to attend lectures given by the man under whose
direction I have been working on my
thesis—Professor Kmile Logouts , , .
So far as my thesis goes, I have now
to arrange tne material I collected In
England; there is, as I discovered
last winter, but little material ln Paris
libraries on the English Christmas
Carol ... So far as I know, I have
laid my hands on more than a dozen
carols that have never been printed
before; they range from late 14th
century to early 17th century. Two
I found In the Public Record Office in
London through the courtesy of my
friend Miss Sylvia Thrupp; I have
sent them off for publication to 'Modern Language Notes.' The others I
discovered for myself. It is never
easy in such cases to call any old
poem "hitherto unpublished," for one
sometimes finds to one's disappointment that they have already appeared
in an obscure periodical like 'Notes
and Queries,' but at any rate my
thesis is more likely to be original
than if I had had to rely on the libraries of an American graduate
Student Christian Movement
Mr. T. M. Cummings, Canadian
Secretary of the Student Volunteer
Movement, will be on the U.B.C.
campus this coming week-end.
This Movement is an organization
of students who expect to be interested
in mission service. Mr. Cummings
himself has recently been ordained a
minister of the United Church in the
Maritimes, and is devoting a year to
the Movement before leaving for the
foreign field.
Mr. Cummings would like to get
in touch with all students interested
in mission work. Such students are
asked to leave notes in the Men's
Letter Rack by Friday and arrange
for an  interview at  Union  College.
Mr. Cumming will also preach at
the evening service at Crosby United
Church, corner of Second and Larch.
Monday evening he will discuss the
mission situation with interested students at the home of Miss M. Rieketts,
:il4U-:ird   Avenue   West.
La Canadienne
A meeting of "La Canadienne" will
be held this evening (Tuesday), at
the home of Evelyn Lewis, (1088 Adera
St. Several members will act three
scenes from "Les Deux Sourds."
Graduate members are welcome.
(Take No. 7 car to 41st and Adera
and walk two blocks south to 45th.)
Has Been Newly Covered In
This is the trickiest course in town. Come and bring your
friends for a few rounds of this never tiring amusement.
Special rates may be had for parties and clubs. Valuable
weekly prizes are offered. Patronize your own local golf
course.    Children 15c till 6.30 p.m.
University Book Store |
Hours: 0 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Loose-Leaf Note Books, Exercise Books and Scribblers
at Reduced Prices
Graphic and Engineering Paper, Biology Paper.
I-oose-Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink.
Pencil and Drawing Instruments.
Crepe Paper for Masquerades, etc
Msk point btatuk tor 7tt»Art
-*lao ia half pound tins at
Agriculture Classes
A meeting of the Aggies at noon,
November 17, decided to have a pep
meeting. Tentative date, January 23.
Committee are L. Godfrey, Chairman,
Taylor, Lee and Winram. The committee will receive suggestions as soon
as possible.
A Kick From The Caf.
A common sight in the cafeteria this term has been that of
a great wave of debris rolling down the aisles before the
dogged pressure of a broom propelled by a toiling waitress. It
seems that the "Caf" would be more appropriately named the
"Sty." The manager has ot last made a protest, and we think
he is justified in objecting to the custom of strewing rubbish on
the floor. We suggest to him, however, that a few more waste
paper baskets placed here and there would help the situation.
Casualties among cafeteria tables have been heavy this fall,
complains the food factotum—and the worst of it is that those
who do the damage will not report it. The tables are not of fragile material and will stand ordinary treatment without cracking, but one is not supposed to sit on them, Chairs are provided
for this purpose. Having thus briefly indicated the usage to
which cafeteria equipment should be put, we feel sure that
patrons v*.ill govern themselves accordingly, If they do not, some
disciplinary measures will probably have to be'instituted.
Write Dept. "C," P.O. Box 1S20, Montreal.
Under New  Management
Varsity Tea Rooms
Mrs. Ives
.■n«h«* _n_ Tm Smt*. ta Sttutait*
4«»S-l»th A.**, W. P. Q. SM
C. 0. T. C.
A smoker for all members of the
corps will be held on Saturday, November 22, at H.15 p.m., at tbe University Club, Robson and Howe Sts.
Major Colquohan, M.C, P.P. C. L.I.,
will give a lecture with slides on
i "Mechanization."
Grass Hockey
There will bo no grass-hockey practice tomorrow, and no league matches
on Saturday, since that day bas been
reserved for the inter-city game, Vancouver vs Victoria, The final practice
of the term will be held on Wednesday, November 26.
For Men Students
The Collegiate
"On Ihe Campus"
Hot and (old Water
Rates Reasonable
iper month
MR. CALDWELL Novembr 18.1930
CWi Cfw/w*
Olim teaspoons In any one
of the many fine designs of
pot, a sugar bowl andcrcam
pitcher in a design uniform
with the flatware . . these
make the perfect ensemble
that is now so essential if a
tea table is to be hospitably
Thus, pibcb Tea service.
TEASPOONS (the set of six)
Always Welcome
At The
Alma Academy
WED. and SAT.
•nd His Orchestra
"Meet Mc at Scott's"
For many years this has been
the phrase of a large majority
of the students of the U.B.C.
Why? Tasty Dishes, Attractive Dining Room, Superior
Caterers and Confectioners
(The Little Shop Around the Corner)
Sue   Our   Campus   Representative
Mr. Tom Leach, or
Telephone Our Catering Department
Trinity 1370
When downtown go to Winnifred's,
the rendezvous of all students,
Martclllns - "It pay*. (o look wall" - H.irouttins
North's Beauty Parlor
.291 Dunbar St., cor. 16th Ave., Bay. 7043
The peculiar educational arrangement whereby English 2 students stifle together In Arts 100 has produced
some interesting outgrowths. One of
these Is the assembling of students
at 12.80, In order to secure seats
for a one o'clock lecture. Another,
more striking still, is the stimulation
of business enterprise among sundry
Freshmen. These opportunistic worthies, learning of the custom among
Sophomores of carrying chairs from
the Common Room to the scene of
their tribulation, have hit upon the
plan of occupying the available, seats
during noon-hour and of selling them
at ten cents to second year students,
who do not wish to stand while the
English department ladles out its
version of higher education. While
admiring the acumen of the Frosh,
I think it is rather unnecessary that
Sophomores should be compelled to
pay additional fees for the benefit
of hearing the beauties of the language expounded, when they all could
bo housed cheaply and comfortably
in the unoccupied auditorium. Personally I should consider myself gypped if I had to pay ten cents to near
an English 2 lecture.
Duty forces me to reveal an oversize skeleton In the Pub Board closet.
Despite the impassioned ramblings of
my friend, the editor, he gives tacit
approval to that bloodthirsty band of
incipient homicides and "unemployed
beaters," even now receiving training for the destruction of our so-
beautiful civilization. Believe it or
not, he has allowed the Totem office
to be placed next to the C.O.T.C.
Orderly Room, in the underworld of
the Arts Building. Think of the
horrible effect that such surroundings
will have on the Totem, that Influential volume, which is destined to
be taken into the very homes of the
susceptible younger generation! I
can imagine the typical, write-up of
a student of this year's graduating
— G , known to his friends as "Hindenburg," has won many
admirers by his homicidal personality
and bloodthirsty smile. Coming to
this university from far off Ontario,
he soon manifested his prowess in
unemployed beating and won his Big
Block in this sport. A double honor
course in Bayonet-fighting and Bomb-
heaving has no terrors for Hindie,
who may be found at all hours toying with a Lewis gun in the Arts
quadrangle. Favorite sport, collecting notches on his rifle butt. Favorite saying, "Shoot to kill."—R.A.P.
*    *    *
Dear  R.A.P.:
I think it was horrid of you to say
al 1 those things about Mac. He is
a dear boy and took me to tea in the
caf. He is crazy about soccer and
told me that it was quite different
from rugby because there are more
men on a rugby team. He had quite
a long talk with the manager of the
caf. when he went to settle the bill,
and he told me afterwards that the
manager is a soccer fan, and that the
argument was about the last game.
So don't you dare say any more of
those things about Mac, so there.
P.S.—And I lent him another bus
ticket, so there,
What Peopk Are Saying:
Prof. W. B. Coulthard: "Now
then, now then, now then . . ."
(!)2 por hour).
Edgar (to Doris): "Your attitude verges on the disrespectful."
Bertie Barratt: "I'm remarkably clever. If this goes in
there'll be one dead woman."
Dr. Topping: "I've been a
Bolshevik since early times."
Dr. Walker: "Why, no! Wordsworth, you darned idiot, why
should there be!"
Schults: "I think we should
have more culture on this campus."
Frank McK.nnic: "I know I
have good ideas."
Kv, King: "Now biologically
speaking    "
Ernie Roberts: "I've been
horsing around here for an
Ernie Gilbert: "I was watching your ears prick up."
Ernie Akerly: "And who are
ihe Cherubic Costain: "Don't
introduce me to one girl, introduce me to a bevy."
The Return
■•■ or ■••
Chang Suey
Chapter UI.
A second wing-jlng whistled past
in the darkness and thudded against
the door. Anderson foi .ed me to my
knees and I crouched against the wall,
It was only a matter of time before
Chang Suey destroyed us.
But I had forgotten the transcendental ingenuity of Arnold Anderson. 1 heard him groping about
among the flying wlng-jlngs which
whizzed in ever decreasing circles
about him.
Suddenly he heaved the door open
nnd dragged me behind it. With a
triumphant yell the infuriated Snards
dashed into the corridor and rushed
full tilt into the sinister Chang Suey
ond his desperate henchmen.
Then began a struggle, equalled
only by the fight for coats after the
Frosh Reception. Wing-jings whistled,
knives flickered and shrill cries of
agony arose from the battling Orientals. It was like an editor's conception of an O.T.C. lecture.
Concealed behind the door Anderson and I watched the death struggle.
Slowly Chang Suey's hatchet men
were eliminating the tong men of
"I think we had better make ourselves scarce," remarked the Impert-
urable Anderson.
After due consideration, I agreed.
"There is a door across the passage.
Let's go," Arnold observed.
Seizing our chance we dived across
and through the door.
A bellow of rage told that we had
been observed.
"It won't be long now," said my
companion. "Chang Suey has only
two more Snards to finish off and will
be after us with his remaining three
Together we glanced about the
room. There were no do.rs or windows. It was lighted by a mercury
arc that formed part of a strange
apparatus, placed In the middle of
the room.
"Read that," cried Arnold, pointing to a metal plate, fastened on the
side of the contraption.
I looked closer.
"The Eveready Crime Machine.
Patent applied for," I read.
"Why, it must be the Crime
"I believe so," answered Anderson.
"How does it work?"
He fingered the controls, his eyes
glued to a series of dials ranged
along the dashboard.
"I've got it," he suddenly uttered.
"It is really simple. It is worked
like a combination of an Electric
Hand-drier. Fisher's ford and a Stat
1 computing machine. Stand over
there and see  if I can focus it."
"Nothing doing," I specified. "I don't
want  to be  a  Scienceman."
A shower of blows on the door signified the demise of the last Snard of
Bunt.    The door splintered and fell.
"One more crack like that and I'll
. . .," grated Anderson and swung the
Crime Machine till it pointed at the
The chinamen shrank back.
"Beat it or I'll fire," shouted • the
great detective.
The  orientals fled.
"Look out," I screeched, as Chang
Suey himself appeared in the doorway.
"Aha, Anderson and my friend
Seribbleweil," the master criminal
cooed. "So my followers fled from the
Crime Machine? Silly fellows. Go
on, my dear Arnold, turn it on me. I
don't mind."
Anderson groaned and staggered
back from the machine. Chang Suey
drew his wing-jing end smiled, slowly and horribly.
"I will kill you first, Mr. Anderson,"
he beamed. "Oscar will take a little
time to expire and I would not keep
you waiting on any account."
I groaned and covered my eyes,
Then, suddenly an idea struck me.
I sprang to the Crime Machine,
pushed down the starter and threw
the gears into reverse.
Chang Suey started and rubbed his
eyes. His benevolent gaze lost its
sinister aspect and honest good-nature
shone in his countenance. The reverse
ray had made him a honest man.
'"Dear me," he simpered.    "What a
wicked creature I have been!"
His character completely changed
by the ray, Chang Suey devoted his
entire fortune to rebuilding the university, and was elected president of
tbe V.C.U. However, he retired to a
monastery, bowed down with grief
that the erstwhile crime machine had
Yo-Hol Aggies! This is a voice
from the past. 'Twas nigh a score
of years ago, when we of Agriculture,
were the campus hellions. We were
the mighty Husbandmen from the
wilds; the tamers of the Co-eds; and
now we let the animated mechanics'
apprentices put their scarlet streamer
across the university Crest In the
Auditorium. That thing must come
.own. Arts are too decadent to do
anything, so the Aggies must see to
Rumors have been going around
about a pep meeting sponsored by
the Aggies. That is an Idea; even
the ladies have had one.
Suggested Program
Recitation from Verglllus. "Bucolics"
by P.A. B summed up In two words.
"Another little course would not do
us any   harm"   by   the   Staff.    A
"Feed Flavors in the Caf." A Sensa*
tion.   By the Dairy Dept.
"Calf Judging on the Campus."      A
"The answer to the Home Ec. Maiden's
prayer."   An Individual demonstration.
Silo Seepages
(Not displayed by the Council or the
(1) There have been discussions
from time to time on the subject of
Self-Government. The summary of
one of these in our Common Room
was that Self-Government was the
nut-come of assuming all the responsibilities of citizenship, including that
of defense of the State.
(2) Certain letters to the paper
suggest that the Council go ahead
and collect the $6.00 levy that "the
Student body of the University of
B. C. pledged Itself to raise." Even
the Council now realizes that no matter how many votes' it gets, the resolution is "Ultra Vires" according to law.
I would advise the writers of that letter to study the "Societies Act." The
voting at that meeting was a disgrace,
especially in an institution like the
U. B. C.
As ever
Sy. Hayseed, B. E.
How to be Popular-
Sing This in tne Caf.
Cramming days are here aga\
Noel exams appear again,
Those nights of toil are near again,
Cramming days are here again.
All   tom-thei-   slon   it   vow.
All  together slog   it  now,
There's    no   one    ictio   can   slack
So  let's  set   to   wo
Cramming da\p
rk  about   it   now,
are here again.
( ramming days are here again.
All our dates and parties are gone,
There should be no .nore from now on,
'Cause cramming days are here again.
Xoel  exams  appear again,
Those nights of toil are  near again,
Cramming days are here again.
been wrecked by being thrown into
reverse so that the reverse ray could
not save the Golden Lotus and others
from their awful doom. Anderson
and I were rewarded with Big Blocks
and became the heroes of the hour.
The terrible menace of Chang Suey
had been ended at last.
As I read the last paragraph written in what I considered a moment
of triumph, a nausea fills me. How
little I guessed what the future held!
About a month after Chang Suey's
retirement, Anderson wakened me in
the stacks.   He was actually agitated.
"Have you heard the news?" he
whispeied, looking round to make
sure no librarians were near.
"No.    Has the Soccer team won?"
"Of course not," he gasped. "But
the Golden Lotus has recovered and
will enter the university next year.
In fact they have all recovered. The
effect of the Crime Machine Is wearing off."
"Whoopee," I whispered.
"There is no occasion to rejoice,
Seribbleweil," replied Anderson,
solemnly. "What about Chang Suey?
Read this."
He thrust a paper before my eyes,
"Great heavens," I cried, as ! read
the headlines.
("hang Suey had also recovered and
was about his sinister schemes again!
A hide is a cow's outside,
A sole is what one gives
salvation army.
to    the
SEY. 5476
SEY. 6404
A. G. Spalding & Bros.
424 Hastings St. W.
A Forsyth Shirt
specially created
for the careful
dresser—come in
tones of fawn and
Tha Finest in Canada—18 Chair*
Special Attention to Varsity Students
For Friday and Saturday we are offering Varsity students Reading
Glasses in several different types of shell frames
at a very special price.
This offer includes the
scientific examination
of your eyes.
Phon. early for an appointment.
Optical Department
Mezzanine Floor.
November 18,1930
ll. B. C. Hoopmen
Crash Knights
(Continued from page 1)
A pretty shot by Pi Campbell from
one corner of the floor with just 70
seconds to go for full time, gave a
fighting Varsity Senior "A" hoop
squad a 25-24 over the powerful
Crusaders team in the feature game
on the week-end card.
Battling against tremendous odds
in the final three minutes, titer Bob
Chapman,, U.B.C. guard, had been
carried from the floor suffering from
Eainful injuries, • game Blue and
lold Basketball outfit stamped itself
as a strong contender in B. C. and
Canadian Hoop honors.
By vanquishing the
Knights, the Students
revenged tho 21*18
overtime defeat, administered by Lynne
Pickler'a proteges when
the two teams were
struggling for a playoff berth last spring.
Both squads started
f'1* at a fast pace, with play
ranging from one end
of the floor to the other, Crusaders
opened the score, when Horton sank
a foul sho*, but Pi Campbell squared
matters to make it 1*1. Harvey Mclntyre put the Knights in the lead
again with another foul toss, only to
have Cy Lee wipe out the advantage
with a nice long shot. The Church
team then forged ahead and on
baskets by Horton and Mclntyre
chalked up a 10*0 lead. The Collegians, however, were by   no   means
out of the play, and a long one by
Alpen, followed by one from underneath by Campbell evened things to
make the half time count 10 all
The second stansa
was a see-saw affair,
with neither team getting more than two or
three points ahead. Varsity took the lead soon
after the rest period
•nd held it until the
last 8 minutes when a
couple of Crusader, ._,,_.
baaketaputthe Knights Uwto *•**•■
up 24-22. Bob Osborne
tallied on a free throw to reduce the
margin to a single counter and Campbell cinched matters with a beautiful
overhead shot.
In both games the U. B. C. teams
?'ave as polished a demonstration of
he indoor pastime as has been seen
in these parts for some time and they
will be strong candidates for Dominion
A great deal of credit is due to Jack
Barbaric who coaches the Co-eds. and
to Dr. Garnet Montgomery and Dr.
Thorpe, mentor and trainer respectively for the Blue and Gold Hoop
squads, for the brilliant teamwork
shown by both aggregations.
— Class representation on the A.S.
V.W. board of control has been denied
at the University of Washington.
— Construction of dormitories at
the University of Washington has
been postponed due to failure to conceive a workable plan to finance them.
— The Imperial Debaters defeated
the University of Toronto on November 5.
— Whatever may be the opinion
of the authorities the students at
Toronto consider that "The Varsity"
presents news from the point of view
of the students and that its present
policy is not detrimental to the uni*
verslty interests.
— Many universities have had recently or are having their Homecom*
Ing celebrations.
~- Cricket is a very prominent and
popular sport at Sydney University
— Back east, due to the campara*
tlve proximity of the universities to
one another, intercollegiate sport U
more prominent than in the west. In*
tercollegiate races, rugby games, golf
matches and relay races occur frequently.
Pacific Problems
To Be Studied
By Students
The Northwest Stuc'ent Interna*
tional Conference is tc be held at
Reed College, Portland, Ore., on November 28, 29, 80. The Conference has
as its purpose the increasing interest
in and study of, international questions—especially those which arise out
of conditions of the Pacific area.
The subject on which various round
table discussions will be held are:
1. Psychology of International Relations; 2. Problems of Food, Population and Immigration; 3. Government
of dependencies including mandated
territories; 4. Relation of U. S. and
Latin America; 6. Relation of China
and the Great Powers; 6. League of
Nations and the Peace of the Pacific;
7. India ;8. Russia's interest and influence in the Pacific.
Those in charge of the conference
are attempting to maintain   an   ap-
Eroximate equality between the num.-
er of Oriental students and the number of Occidental who attend. About
six students from U. B. C. have signified their wish to attend,—and if any
others who are interested would communicate with Maud Antson through
the letter rack, final arrangements can
be made. Oriental students will be
especially welcome.
Teachers' Tilt
Won by_Ed. '31
Launching a determined overtime
attack, Education '31 men's basketball team downed Kitsilano High School teachers, 30-26, to win its second
straight game in the City Teachers'
League, at Kitsilano High School,
Education took the lead, but Kitsilano was close behind in the scoro.
At half time Education was leading
by three points. The first half was
marked by loose playing on both sides.
After letting the Varsity team get
away in the second half Kitsilano
came back strong in the last minutes
of the game to equalise the score
In the five minutes overtime Education hit a Hying stride, scoring ten
Iiolnts against five notched by the
Kelly, Chalmers and Rogers were
outstanding scorers on the Varsity
team. Other players were: Herllhy,
Sanderson, Fullerton, Paul and DesBrlsay. It is understood that Education will meet Templeton Thursday
night, at Varsity Gym, In Its next
league game.
Chemistry Society
A closed meeting of the Chemistry
Society will be held Wednesday, 8.00
p.m., at the home of Dr. Archibald,
2046-13th Ave. W. Papers will be
read by Miss D. Bruce, Mr. I. Smith
and Mr. L. Swain.
Fencing Club
Fencing Club practice in the gym,
Thursday, 3 p.m. Everyone interested please attend. Experience is not
necessary. Lessons will be given by
tlie Instructor.
Saucy Gut Clothing
Cut flat with fa_*n**nt •*•_■• ana* Ilttl* artful
Button* at the bettora ta tuit all tamer* for bail-
n«u or plMinr*. Cat vary »*rlo_» ta *ult pt*ugh-
n*n, da*tm*n, *nt__*, maihroora faktri, tr*tt*r-
n*n, co-Mr*, actors, Barton*, brslatr*. «n_ t*nt.
•nun. tautaoa, botibottora*, tight* or _rop-
ov«r-th*-hoafi. Black ar ianif vacta, ra*-* to
flaih th* Rat or _Uky, or tight *p round th*
•eras. Lav*n_*r la ***n *ha_*, b_Mt apanky
io rait th* Ik*y *n_ Pllraiy lad* of Point Or*y.
Edward Chapman Limited
Regular meals in the Union College
Dining Room may be obtained by
non-resident students at 36c each.
Clubs and Societies are Invited to
have their dinners at the college when
special accommodation will be provided at 40c ptr plate.
Ask for Mrs. Myers.
LOST—-In Arts 100, brown double-
breasted overcoat. Finder please communicate with Bookstore.
first Class Shoe Repairing
Beat Material Used
4523 10th Avenue West
We Carry a Nice Line of
Golf A Badminton Supplies
at Best Prices
See Us First.
K. E. Patterson, B.A.
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Public Sunotrapber      Popular L.ndi__ library
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U.B.C. Service Station
Dalhousle and McGIU
Phone Pt. Grey ISO
Dreuei • Sweaters
Lingerie • Hosiery
4445.10th Avenue West
4.59-10th W.
Ell. 1662
Bay. 8842 10th Ave. * Alma Rd.
Broadhead's Super Service
Specialising in Service
Imperial 8 Star and Ethyl Gasoline
Marvelube and Mobile Oils
Complete Automotive Service
Tires, Batteries, Greasing,
Crank Case Service
Alex Broadhead        Harold Cornwell
Tiie Tea Kettle Inn
(a few doors south of Broadway)
extend a cordial   invitation   to   the
staff and Students to visit Vancouver's smartest Tea Room.
Lunches, Afternoon Teas, Dinners,
Theatre Parties served amid home like
surroundings at very moderate prices.
Dancing each evening from 9 p.m.
(No cover charge).
S7tfolJ.es Chocolate
46.7-10th Ave. W. P. O. 8
Office of Point Grey Transfer
Class and Club Notes
V. c. u.
The next open meeting of the V.
C.U. will be held on Friday, in Aggie
100, when Rev. W M. Robertson will
speak on, "The Originality of the
Mr. Robertson, an outstanding minister of the city, is pastor of the
Metropolitan Tabernacle, ami was for-
merely pastor of the famous Toxteth
Tabernacle, Liverpool, England. As
well as being a noted preacher, Mr.
Robertson has gained considerable
fame as a writer and as an author.
His subject is one which has lately
aroused considerable attention among
students and a reasoned and instructive address on this subject will be
of interest to all. A cordial invitation is extended to all students and
members of the faculty to attend this
Players' Club
An open meeting of the Physics
Club will be held on Wednesday at
3.00 p.m. in Science 200.
A paper on "The Integration of
Sunlight by a Photo-electric Method"
will he presented by C. Malm and R.
Smith. Miss Helen Jackson will demonstrate an experiment in Thermoelectricity and P. McTaggart Cowan
will give a talk on "Oscillations in
the Electric Arc."
This promises to be a very interesting meeting and any who wishes
to attend will be welcome.
Forestry Lecture
Prof, H. R. Christie will speak on
"The life and work of the Forest
Engineer" today I Tuesday) at 12,'l.
In App. Sc. 102.
A. I. E. E.
A meeting of the student branch of
the A. I. E. E. will be held in Room
111 of the Mechanical Engineering
Building, Tuesday, November 18, at
7.30 p.m. Two papers will be given
by students—"Mercury Arc Rectifiers," and "Cathode Ray Oscillo-
!:raph_"—which should prove very
nteresting. Everyone is invited to
S. C. M.
Ted Cummins, who will be at U.
B. C. next week-end as Canadian Secretary of the S. C. M., will meet a
group informally Friday noon in Auditorium 312. He is a former secretary
of the S. C. M. for the Maritimes
and is well known in S. C. M. circles.
Immediately before his talk a general
meeting of students interested in the
S. C. M. will be held to discuss some
important business.
Classics Club
The final meeting of the Classics
Club, this term will be held at the
home of Professor E. Owen, No. 4,
University Lodge, Wednesday. Mr.
Robert Yerburgh will be the guest
of honor with a paper on the "Greek
Lyric Poets."
Mr. J. Armstrong will give a paper
on "Greek Idyllic Poetry."
L'Alouette will meet tonight (Tuesday) at 8 p.m.. at the home of Vera
Tipping, 6416 Cypress St. Take car
number 7, get off at Cypress St., and
walk 2 blocks north. As this is the
last meeting for the terms, all members are requested to attend.
Musical Society
Applications are now being received
for principles in the spring production Both application forms and
manuscripts of the opera may lie obtained any day between 12-2 from
Aud. 207. Try-nuts will take plan-
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week between 12-1 In the Auditorium.
Agricultural Club
Or. H. W. Hill will address the
Agricultural Club on "Epidemiology
of Tuberculosis," on Wednesday at
12.10 in Aggie 100.
Skating Club
The reorganization meeting of the
Skating Club will be heid Wednesday
noon in Arts 106. All interasted are
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