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 Published Twice Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Vol. XX
No. 36
May Have $200
Musical Society officials announced Saturday night that
a preliminary check-up on
"Yeomen of the Guard" receipts indicated a handsome
profit on the show.
A surplus of about $200 is
expected, near the amount of
deficit on the 1936 production
of "Pirates of Penzance." Last
year's operetta made neither
profit nor loss.
Oood orowda Friday and Saturday avanlnga raauttad In tha financial    aueeaaa    ef    tha    ahow.
Praia* from the audleneaa en tha
atudanta' effort* aaaurad th* ar*
tlatle aueeaaa, and  Mualeal Seel*
oty mam bar a axpreeeed tholr sin-
eoro happlnaaa Saturday *v*nlng.
A say party at Huron Lodge followed tbe laat performance. Nearly
60 attended the affair.
Aa scenery and properties of tbe
"Yeomen" are removed from tbe
atage of the University Theatre, the
work crew ot the Players' Club will
take over possession this week.
"Playboy ot the Western World"
ls well Into rehearsals already, with
director Dorothy Somerset heading
the cast into the last fortnight of
preparation for opening night.
Rudolf Valentino, whoae name
haa become a legend and whoae
successor ls the object of a search
that has gone on for over a decade, comes to the screen in the
Film Society's final showing ot the
1938 aeaaon,
"The Four Horsemen ot the Apocalypse," made by Rex Ingram for
M.O.M. in 1921, ia the picture, flrat
to establish the reputation ot the
Oreat Latin on the  screen.
Th*   final   ahowing,   aohadulad
for Maroh 11, will b* In th* averting and will hava In addition two
of th* beat Brltlah-produced documentary   film*   ahown   to   tho
downtown aoolaty.
"Four   Horsemen,"   a   dramatisation  of  the  famous  war  novel  by
Ibanez,  has Wallace Beery,  Agnes
Reid, Jean Herscholt and Alan Hale
among its sizeable cast.
Plans are under way to have a
brisk dancing party arranged directly following the showing.
B.C.T.F. Dinner
At Caf Tonight
As the last social function of the
term the local branch of the B.C.T.
F. are holding a supper in the cafeteria,   tonight,   at  6.00   p.m.
Mr. Clark, representative on the
teachers' appeal board at Victoria,
will discuss difficulties which arise
in his department.
Several members of the staff
will be ln attendance and a full
turnout is  requested.
A JOB BEFORE THEM—Members of the publicity campaign committee, photographed by Jim
Collins at one of their'frequent meetings. (See story in this issue.) Seated around the table, left to
right: Morris Belkin, Ken Beckett, chairman John Bird, Carson McGuire and Malcolm Brown. Inset
are Dave Carey and Paul Payne, absent when the picture was taken. Job of the committee is to direct
a province-wide campaign of educating the public to the practical uses of the university.
Final  Symphony
Concert Sunday
The final Vancouver Symphony
concert of the current aeaaon will
be given at the Strand Theatre at
3:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon,
the feature presentation being Allard de Rldder's own Concerto in
F with Jean de Rimanoczy performing the solo violin part.
Other     selections     will     include
Tchaikowsky's     "1812     Overture,"
with the orchestra being augmented   by   the   Kitsilano   Boya'   Band;
William   Walton's   "Fiesta";   Beethoven's   "Coriolan   Overture";   and
Elgar's "Dream ot Gerontlas."
Th* sueoaaa of thl* final avant
may determine th* future of tho
Symphony Orchaatra  In  Vanoouver;  hence atudent attondanoe I*
alnoaraly anoouragad.
Prof. Angus to Be
Speaker et Grad
Historical Society
Prof. Henry Angua, member of
th* Rowell Commission and authority on Paolflo affair*, will b* the
gueat apeaker at the Annual Dinner of the Graduate Hletorloal
Society, Maroh 6.
Th* apeaker1* aubjeot, "Canada
and th* Paolflo," la on* of vital
Intereat to   British  Columbians.
Membera of the Hletorloal Sooiety and other Interested undergraduates are Invited to attend
Tlokete may be obtained from R.
T. MoKensie or A. J. Wirlek,
Department of  Hlatory.
Technocrats Will
Discuss Economics
"Economics from the Physical
Viewpoint" will be the subject of
today's lecture, which will be held
in Arts 102 at 12.15 as usual.
Students having missed the previous three lecturea will not be handicapped in understanding this presentation. All those desiring to
acquaint themselves with the basis
ot Technocracy are cordially in,-
Campaign Committee .Puts
Long Hours Into Effort
No group of students on the  U.
B.C. campus ia doing aa much serious thinking and aa much concentrated hard work these days as is
the publicity campaign committee.
Originally   ehosen   to   dlreet   a
provlnoe • wide    eampalgn    thst
would sduoste oltixena as to the
real worth of the university, the
oommittee   haa  found   Itself  burdened with  added dutlee.
Whatever work Is done, however,
is aimed at one objective—prevention ot a $25 fee raise and registration   limitation   at   this   university
next term.    More than one way of
achieving success in this effort has
been   suggested,   members   ot   the
committee strive dally to weigh the
advisability   and   potential   usefulness   of   each   suggestion   put   forward.
Come what may, the publicity
drive will continue. A lot of good,
It is felt, will result from auch an
educational program on the part of
the students. Cltisens too often forget the advantages of the unlveralty—too often they overatresa the
At th* mamm time, It I* adeeming Increasingly evident to members of this busy oommittee that
there may be waya of avoiding
th* fee Inoreaae, and keeping the
doors of U.B.C. open to all who
wleh to enter.
Monday, delegates from the Board
of Governors met with the committee to discuss the situation.
Committee members have spent
long hours in conferences with university officials, and some feel
that action may yet be taken to
avert restrictions next year.
Carnegie Music
Recital Thursday
Department of University Extension has announced that a recital
of recordings from the Carnegie
Music Set will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, ln the University
Theatre at 8.15. It will be open to
the public.
The program will feature modern  muslo  and  will   Inolude  roe-
ordlngs of works  by Stravinsky,
Sehonberg and Bels Bartek, and
Professor Ira  Dilworth will give
suoh   explanatory   notes   a*   the
reoorda may require.
"The   purpose   of   the   program
will   be,"  said   Professor  Dilworth,
"to reveal what has been done during the past twenty-five yeara and
evhat is actually being done in music  today.     The compositions  may
very well give  the  listeners  some
picture    of    'shape    of   things    to
come' ln the field of musical composition."
Government 4 Essay
Prize Being Offered
Board of Governors at its last
meeting approved the recommendation of Senate that the generous
offer of an Essay Prize of 950.00
per year trom Mr. H. Nemlchl,
Consul of Japan, be accepted.
This prise will be available ln
the course in Oovernment 4 for two
years, and the flrst award will be
made this aprlng. It is to be given
to the student submitting the best
essay on a topic relating to Japan
ln the Pacific area. The topics muat
be approved by the Department of
The Prize will, as usual, be awarded by the Senate on the recommendation of the Department of
Economics and the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes and Scholarships.
No Nominations
Filed Monday
At a late hour yesterday, Lyall
Vine Intimated to the Ubyaaey
that he might return to U.B.C.
next year, and enter the preslden-
tial race now In progreaa. Vine
Is now serving on Students' Counoil for hie seoond year.
A week today U.B.C. students will choose a new Alma
Mater Society president, one
of six men now planning to
enter the election contest.
To Monday noon, no nominations had been handed in, but
it is expected that they will
be signed before tomorrow,
and the campaign started in
earnest .
A new oontender appeared Monday, In the person of Morris Belkin, who atated that h* "might"
run.   Othera mr* Maleolm Brown,
Caraon McOuIra, Jaok Davla, Jim
MoDonald and  Bob Smith.
Issues In the election are expected  to include  the  Union  Building,
credits   for  extra-curricular  activities, public relatione, and the Paaa
Week following the preaidentlal
election, candidates for the other
nine Students' Council offices will
stand. March 16 is the second election day, and from advance indications, it would seem that the competition here will be as keen as In
the presidential race.
Defeated preaidentlal oandldates mr* eligible to oontest other
seats, so that the ploture Is not
oomplete until results of next
Tueeday's  voting  ar*  available.
Artsmen to Meet
Today to Discuss
New Science Degree
Por many year* Artsman taking "pur* selonees" have agitated
for th* degree of B.S*. whloh I*
conferred In most unlvsrsltlss. A
eertaln amount of "noising" ha*
bean don* and than th* enthuel-
aam has waned and the aubjeot
Thle year, however, a group of
I rat* Individual* ha* pledged It-
••If to pre** on toward th* goal
no matter what obstacle* or letdowns It may enoounter.
Today at 18.18 In So. 300, the
group la meeting to oommenoe
prepsratlons for Its eampalgn,
and all others who are Interested
In thle eauss are asksd to bs present.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 1.—The
President of the University ot
Washington has suspended one student group leader and suspended
another club, enforcing a Board of
Regents Ban against political apeakera on the campua.
Harold Durham, chairman of the
First Voters' Club, was deprived of
university standing, Monday, for repeated infractions of tbe ruling
which forbids bringing outside political speakers to the university,
without the permission of its administration.
University Luncheon Club wa*
locked out of It*  meeting  place
•nd ordered disbanded by President Lee  Paul Slag when  It at-
tempted to bring • candidate for
•ehool board election* to apeak at
Ita regular Prlday meeting.
Durham'a  case will  be reconsidered for a second time by the Discipline Committee this week.   At a
meeting Friday, the Discipline Committee could reach no decision as
to   what   action   should   be   taken
against  the   senior  student  leader
of the First Voters' Club.
Twelve other members of the
club asked to "share responsibility
with Durham."
Year  In   Holy
Land Offered
A year's study ln Palestine with
travelling expenses to and from tha
country and maintenance while
there, le the offering of the AVU-
KAH Palestine Fellowships.
Application requires ln addition
to Information about the applicant
himself, one or two brief essays on
relevant topics and letters of commendation. The selection is made
by the Committee on Awards on
the basis of the applications and
an interview.
Applications for the fellowships
muat be filed before April 15, 1988,
and applications may be obtained
by applying AVUKAH, 111 Fifth
Avenue, New York, N.  Y.
"I can't find any purpose in life."
Tbe words in English stood out
above the hum of French voices
and the whine of fiddles In that
smoke-laden "estamlnet" ln the Latin Quarters of Paris.
"Your only hope is to get away
. . . why not shake off the dust
of civilisation and spend a while ln
the primitive world of the Aran
Such were the words which rose
ln answer . . . the portentious answer given by Yeats to the young
man Synge ... an answer that was
to transfer a second-rate literary
critic into an immortal dramatist.
Some time after the occurrence
of this famous event, Synge would
have been found ln an old 'shebeen" on a windy corner of distant
Irish  Hills.
In the afternoon one might
have eeen him eprawled out on
the floor of the upper room of
the publio houae, hla ear pressed
againat a eraek, llatenlng with
rapt attention to tha lilting voioaa
that floated upwarda from the
kltohen below.
In the evenings when the villagers gathered around the hearth
with the lamp lit one would have
noticed the young man smoking hla
pipe in a corner, while the old
stories of Holy Ireland and the latest news ot the bloody Wars of
Kruger were told and retold with
entrancing freshness and powerful
'Twas very early one morning
that Synge's famous meeting witb
the Ancient took place. They were
seated together on the sands watching the tide roll in and listening
to the boom of the surf and the
scream of gulls overhead.
Suddenly the old man turned to
him and said: "Did you never hear
tell of the lad up yonder ln the
hills did kill his nasty father and
was hid from tbe peelers and the
searching law? Ah, there was a
fine lad with fiery spirit and great
rages  tearing him  within!"
Suoh waa the tale around whieh
Synge built hie maaterpleee, "The
Playboy of the Weetern World"
In which he found himself and
hla purpoae. Two
Tuesday, March 1, 1938
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The aftermath of the recent protest of the students of
the University of British Columbia against the increase of
fees and the overcrowding of the class-rooms is seen in the
circulation of an informative letter issued by the Students'
Council. This communication sets out in brief outline some
of the achievements of graduates of the university in the
development of the industrial and agricultural life of this
It is a record of which the University and its alumni
may well be proud. In mining, in scientific farming and industrial research the catalogue of accomplishment is one
which can rival and even out-strip many older universities
of this continent. The most gratifying feature of the record
is that it is in their own province that most of the invaluable
work has been done.
The Students' Council may well say to the people of this
province in the words of Sir Christopher Wren, "Si monu-
mentum requiris, circumspce." This is the flrst gun flred in
the campaign to make the university better known and its
achievements more appreciated. As a practical measure it
is worth a hundred noisy meetings of protest or a score of
aimless parades through the streets. But one swallow does
not make a summer and one discharge of artillery doea not
lay down a barrage.
It will need an unrelenting and intensive campaign of
education if it is to be effective. Then energy of youth,
coupled with the enthusiasm which conviction in the justice
of their cause engenders should guarantee a continuing and
it is to be hoped a fruitful campaign.
(Vancouver News-Herald, February 28)
"I've Been Misquoted"
Says Technocrat Chief
Bdltor, Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
I was interested to note ln tbe columns of your Friday issue a report
of a talk by Mr. Paul Sykes, the well-known exponent of Technocracy.
It I might assume that Mr. Sykes intended to couple my name with
that of some distinguished scientist, I should feel highly honored. However, my elation would still be tempered by some uncertainty, for, as
far as I know, there are only two physicists to whom his reference
might apply:
Dr. Karl Taylor Compton, Preeldent of Massaehusette Inatltuta
of Taehnology, and
Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, Profeaeor of Phyaloe at the Unlveralty of
Unless Mr. Sykes has been guilty of making a "oareleaa" reference,
perhaps he would be so kind as to dispel my doubts by disclosing the
Identity of Dr.  "Harry"  Compton.
Yours truly,
Editor, The Ubyssey.
I wish to dispel any false notions arising from my lecture of Wednesday last, when I was definitely misquoted by the Ubyssey reporter
as having referred to a certain "Dr. H&rry Compton."
As the text ot my lecture will show, my reference was made specifically to Dr. Karl T. Compton, President of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology. Dr. Karl T. Compton and Dr. Mlllikan of the California
Institute of Technology overstepped their field of authority in a series
of radio addresses several years ago when they carelessly interred that
science was creating more work than it was taking away. Any reference to the United States Statistical Abstracts and other similar publications will definitely show that there is not the least factual evidence
for basing such a conclusion.    The trend is definitely the opposite.
Yours truly,
Dr. C. M. Whltworth
Telephone Elliot 1766
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The Sounding
of Brass
MUSE'S        It happened last week.
VISIT And   now   all   the   high
brows are walking about
with smug smiles on their faces,
and the lowbrows are walling plaintively and asking what lt all meant.
Actually, dear hearts, it meant
nothing. It ls the Literary Supplement we are talking about, if that
ls  what you have been wondering.
The chief fault of the college
llteratus ls that he lays himself
open to parody so easily. A few
of these have trickled Into the Pub
office.    For Instance.
Beatrice and Beatrice—
Oh, Beatrice, Beatrice!
O-o-o-o-h   Beatrice!
And again:
Spring  walks  ln  my  garden
And now pretty flowers
Aspidistras and geraniums
violets, dahlias  (See our 1938
seed  catalogue)
Just one more, and lt will be almost enough.
Primlordal slime—
Oosing, shifting,  bubbling . .  .
Ghastly   gray  germ-guardian;
(Por the remainder of this super-
parody, see laat week's Literary
•       •      •
NOW Just after the Literary
WE TRV page came out. we were
walking by the sea. And
out of the waves stepped an angular
looking female, whose head was a
cube. Her eyes were neat triangles,
and her left arm managed to spring
from someplace ln the vicinity of
her larnyx. We looked about for
the puppet-making Picasso who
seemed Indicated, but nobody else
was ln sight.
'Well, how do you like lt?" she
"How do we like what?" we answered, with that speed of risposte
which has convulsed caf tables
time and again. She laughed politely at this sally,  and went on.
"The Literary Page, of course.
You see, I take a special interest
in lt."
"Well, frankly," we replied, "one
has to go through the stage when
one writes like that, I suppose, but
. . .    Who are you?"
"Haven't you guessed? I'm Clio's
daughter. The Muse of Modern
Poetry. And the Literary Page ls
ono of my very best efforts." She
drew a robe made of triangular and
rhomboldal pieces) of stone around
herself, and smiled angularly.
Then she took our arm, and
walked with us. We turned to
speak, and found the words coming out like  this:
"Ah,  Clio's  offspring
the  steely oblong  sky
contuses mind
walk with
the sea .  .  ."
We stopped suddenly, and shook
off her arm. Then we pushed her
back Into the ocean and ran away
Youth and
Continued From Last Week
Large Crowd
It Captivated
By Sadowiky
Reah Sadowsky projected the
charm of her artistry and her personality to captivate a capacity
audience in her pianoforte recital
Monday noon in the Auditorium. In
an hour-long recital sponsored by
the A.M.S. under the pass system,
the flrat of several such recitals to
be arranged through the balance of
the term, she played music from
Liszt to Gershwin, from Beethoven
to the Soviet Shostakowitch.
Miss Sadowsky's recital was informal in tone, with interpretive
comments from the artist herself.
One of these concerned the aforementioned Shostakowitch, whose
work is impeded by the Soviet Government from its fullest development. Miss Sadowsky thought that,
given proper rest and encouragement, Shostakowitch would take his
place as one of the greatest contemporary composers.
Some  of  the  loveliest  of  her
selections were "On a Sonnet of
Petrarch"    (Liszt),   "Evocation"
(Albenlz)   and   a   Gershwin  prelude in D flat major.
Jean Meredith presented the artist with a bouquet of spring flowers
on behalf of the A.M.S.
We in Alberta with our marvel-
ously rich and varied resources,
and with our virile people are able
to produce goods and services incalculable. We contend that we
therefore have "backing," "foundation" or "support" for a tremendously increased volume of money.
Who is creating our "tags" now?
Our Oovernment finds that our
Banking System ls exercising the
monopoly of creating our "tags."
May I briefly illustrate how they
do lt?
According to the present usage a
banker can come Into a community
and open his door on Monday morning with one thousand dollars ln
hla vault. At 11 o'clock he lends
$1,000 to a farmer A, but he still
has his $1,000 ln the vault. At 2
o'clock in the afternoon he can lend
another $1,000 to merchant B and
still have his original $1,000 in his
This fset Is very eonfualng to
the average mind. On Monday
morning the Banker would aay he
had 91,000 on deposit. On Monday night after lending 92,000 he
would aay he had S3,000 on deposit. Thu* there are two die-
tlet kind* of depoalt, flrat that
mad* by a man putting money Into the bank, and aaoond that
made by men taking money out
of the bank.
The flrat kind conalat* of regular   Canadian   dollara,   bills,   currency;   the eeeond  kind  eonalata
of   figuraa-ln-a-book,   ohaque-book
money,  bank-credit.    The eeeond
kind la made with a fountain pen
out  of  nothing.    It  I* a  kind of
tag*. It* backing or aupport la th*
oattla, grain, ate,  In  Alberta.
Our   banker   friends   have   been
laboring to  Instruct  us  concerning
banking.    They have succeeded  in
proving  what we already believed.
This vital flaw ln modern  banking ls not a recent development. On
the contrary lt arises from the very
nature ot private commercial banking Itself and modern banking may
be   said   only   to   have   been   born
when  It  was  originated.     Thus  the
early bankers were commonly money chansers and goldsmiths.    After
a time, people would bring gold and
other precious metals to these gentry for safe-keeping and would then
be   given   receipts   which   entitled
the holders to claim their deposits.
But   since   the   depositors   knew
that   the   gold   was   theirs   for   the
asking   they   seldom   asked   for   lt.
As   time   went   on,   in   purchasing
goods  they  came  to  offer  not  the
actual gold  which they owned but
the receipts for this Oold, and these
came  to  be equally  acceptable  to
the sellers.
Then to the goldsmiths and private bankers came a cunning
thought with which was born private banking. Since so little gold
and coin was asked for, why couldn't they issue certificates for more
gold than they had? If any group
of persons asked for gold there
would be enough to pay them off
and   keep  them  satisfied.
Since it was the height of improbability that all the holders of
certificates would ask for their gold
at any one time, the goldsmiths and
private bankers felt safe in issuing
these additional certificates. In so
doing they created additional monetary purchasing power which they
bestowed on themselves and thus
greatly Increased their wealth.
Then they loaned this purchasing
power   out   to   borrowers,   and   of
course charged interest for lt. Had
this    been    done   by   governments,
modern     financial     writers    would
have  condemned  lt  as  Inflation  of
the worst sort, but since it was designed to enrich private bankers, it
is now labelled   (when recognized)
as the origin of sound banking."
It   would   appear   evident   that
the Sooial Credltore In their contentions that 8tate money baaed
upon gooda and aervloee producing   powera  of  the   State  are  on
aolid ground.    Further that when
they have deolared that the banke
war  eexerolelng  the   funotion   of
were   exeroielng  the   function   of
have again been right.    Who oan
therefore   eecape   the   eonolualon
that our efforte for monetary reform In Alberta are Juatlfled?
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Editor, Ubyasey.
Dear Sir:
You may have observed, as I
have, the attitude regarding Presidential elections, which has become
Increasingly predominant on the
campua in the last three years. The
present contention seems to be that
"we need an older President." Personally, it rankles. There ls no denying, of course, that our past three
leaders performed their offices admirably yet must we resign ourselves to the belief that guidance
can come only from some being
who has reached, to a nicety, their
same degree of adulthood? Why
hall these examples as the standard
tor all times? Sooner or later we
shall be at a loss to find someone
who has the age requirements upon
which we have unconsciously insisted.
I suggest that, in anticipation of
such a catastrophic condition, we
should establish, before lt Is too
late, a farm for cast-off grandparents, miscellaneous pensioners and
stray veterans and keep them on
top for elections. To mention the
least of its ills, an annex to the
Old Men's Home on the campus
would aggravate overcrowding. As
an alternative, however, what we
might do is adjust our standard a
trifle. Let us admit, into that sacred fold of Presidential candidates,
men who are of normal age (tradition betrayed!) and respect what
qualities they possess as individuals.
Four years ago, you will recall,
Murray Mather was given the post
of chief and did a splendid job of
it. Let's get back some of that
faith ln men from the ranks of
norma] age—where we shall find
4 TRUE representative. We needn't
submit ourselves to adult leadership forever. We CAN have maturity without senility.
J  Flower* for Every Occasion J
S    Cor«_«-«, Bouqu-M, Ho., _!»-• «« order    5
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5   44»* mr. TENTH Ar*.   V: Qt.7 66O    *
with Eleanor Bartell b Art Hallman
Dear David:—
The ambition of my life waa to
be a member of the Lettera' Club
and alao to be a coloratura aoprano,
however, neither the Lettera' Club
or the Mualoal Sooiety feel I waa
muoh of a eatoh.
But the Co-ed was different, for
you didn't have to write poetry or
sing to be a member. The first Coed was hsld In the Georgian Rea-
taurant at tha Hudaon Bay. I was
there in all my plumage (It wa*
fanoy dr***), for anyone waa Welcome who had the prioe and oould
find an eeoort.    I had both.
Thoae were the day* before the
"Big  Apple."
SEYMOUR    1424
Hints ^r Gardeners!
With Spring weather the up flows In Vancouver gardens . . . and in
Vancouvar gardeners, too. The gardeners ,as they descend on their
Vancouvar gardeners, too. The gardeners, as thay descend on thalr
have been reading all winter the Vancouvar Sun's daily "Gardening
Hints" by Alex. Russell, and will follow Mr. Russell's practical advice
all through tha summer. To enjoy and profit from this wall written
and authoritative feature order the Sun delivered to your home now
. . . and gat an early start on your garden I
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Vision Fugitive
Salome'8 arms
quivered mothlike
in white nudity
she danced against a purple curtain.
Her feet slapped softly
and left a faint damp print
upon the marble
bangles tinkled bell-like on her ankle.
Scarlet were the veils,
and sheer,
dusted with golden dust.
Could she have been so lovely^
kohl dusking the eyelids
the blue-black hair tossing
the long hands with golden nails
. . . the long hands that clutched the trencher
Was she that lovely?
Probably not.
Herod was pretty drunk at the time.
Korean Dancer
A white miracle of motionless satin
slashed with rioting ribbons of waist and breast
scintillates under the spotlight's gaze.
In the lacquered gloss of midnight hair
a myriad silver spangles wink,
crowning the lithe limbs that flow
under the long folds of swathing smoothness.
Now the statue stirs,
leans in a langorous curve
and from the widening circle of skirt
sleek shoes, with points like prows
peek . . . advance . . . retreat
in a lingering staccato,
the body like a baton swaying,
beating the bars.
Then a pert scarf ripples the floating air
with curving ease,
digs and streams,
flirts, exults, despairs,
till suddenly fluttering abandoned falls,
a symbol of coquetry completed.
An ominous gong clashes the clapping
across a stage searching for light.
—Carol Cassidy.
These ice-bound trees
this filigree
these streams untouched
and peaks that soar in splendor
this tangled brush
against this hump of snow
no man knows . . .
These rocks fantastic bound
these stubborn stumps
that gnarl the earth
these silent wastes and gleaming
appal the soul . . .
These lakes
clearset and deep
This shadow rim
this light, fantastic,
All these that numb a thinking
be things that no man knows.
U.N.B. Professor Is
Candidate For British
House of Commons
(By Canadian Unlveralty Preaa)
—Profeaaor Maleolm MePheraon,
profeasor ef Bnglish and modern
hletory at the University of New
Brunewlok, hae been ealeoted m*
Labor candidate In the next
Houee of Commons eleotion for
tho eonstltueney of Midlothian
and Peeblea, Northern Scotland,
It haa been announoed from Edinburgh.
He accompanied the U.N.B. delegation to the National Conferenoe In Winnipeg laat Deoember
and aoted aa ehalrman of a com-
mlaalon of foreign polloy for Canada. Sine* there la no Indication
of an early election, and tho proa-
ant parliament may laat until
1940, Prof. MoPheraon will remain at U. N.  B.
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Work being done ln the department of chemical research at the
University of British Columbia ls
a direct challenge to those practical minded taxpayers who charge
the university training with being
too theoretical.
Although tha  theoretical work
that   la   done   le   undoubtedly   of
muoh value, the praetloal reaulta
are far too dlatant for tho average   peraon to  aee.     Many  etudente,   however,   are   working   on
praetloal  probleme whloh, If aol-
ved,  will   be   of   Immediate  commercial value In B. C. Induatrlee.
Two   students,   one   working   for
his  M.A.  and  the other for his  B.
A.Sc,   are  trying  to  effect a  new
oil   flotation   process   which   would
be of importance ln British Columbia's mining Industry.
Another is working on the question of gas analysis. This would
be of practical application ln applying fuel gas, gas in mines and
for such concerns as the B. C. Electric.
Work I* alao being done on the
moleoular constitution of certain
organic compound* by  meana of
ratee   of   raaotlon—the   deoompo-
altion of organic moleoulea.
The question of plant growth is
being  studied  with  respect to rate
of   growth   and   use   of   plant   hormones,  by means of which, for example,    roots    can    be    grown    on
plants   that   otherwise   cannot   be
started trom cuttings. They hope
to correlate the growth of plants
with the action of enzymes. Enzymes are organic substances
which act as catalysts in speeding
up  reactions.
Application of new plastics to
the Impregnation of flsh nets to
And a suitable means of increasing
their life from six to twelve
months with an accompanying saving of 9300 is another project being carried out.
In the Biochemistry department
there is a girl who is looking tor
a cheap commercial source ot amino acids. Amino acids are ot use
when injected as food for hospital
patients who cannot be fed by
other means. However, at the present time they are very expensive.
Of very obvious practical value is
the work being done to try to develop a new method of locating the
vein in a mine. Samples of limestone from mines in the interior
are being tested to determine
whether or not the radio of calcium and magnesium in particular,
in the limestone, indicates the approach to the vein.
Theae are but a few examplee
of the type of work being done
but they llluetrate the value of
the Unlveralty in Britiah Columbia^ life.
There will be a meeting ot the
Newman Club on Tuesday, March
1, at 8 p.m., at the home of Inez
Rader, 4614 Bellevue. Next year's
executive will be elected. Mr. Rowe
Holland will be the guest speaker.
Members are asked to note the
change from Wednesday to Tuesday.
All those interested in forming a
University Baseball team ln the
summer months for local competition are asked to meet in Arts 108
on Friday noon.
There will be a meeting of the
Ice Hockey team in Arts 108 on
Wednesday noon. Very important
—all out.
Lost, a leather«pigskln key case,
with keys. Please return to council office.
Second year students who wish
to join the Historical Society
should send applications immediately to Frances Matheson, via the
Arts   Letter   Rack.
Jim: "How did you get that black
Jack: "Looking under my bed
last night."
Jim: "But there's nothing wrong
in  that."
Jack: "No, except I was on the
top  berth  ot a  train."
Symposium  On
Student Govt.
'•What doss the average U.B.
C. atudent know about th* function of atudent government'"
'•Vary little," aoeordlng to the
queetlonnalre whloh waa circulated Juat before Chrletma*.
As a step towards remedying this
condition a symposium will be held
on   Wednesday   noon,   at   12.30,   In
Arts  100,  at  which  two  graduates
and   two   undergrads   will   discuss
various  factors  of student government.
Prof. James Olbson will speak on
"The constitution," Miss Clara
Brown will discuss "the relationship between student government
and the faculty."
Prexy Dave Carey will outline the
function of student government and
the responsibility of the students.
One other speaker ls yet to be obtained.
After these four eight-minute
talks, discussion will be open to the
floor and it is hoped that the students will come prepared to present their problems to the assembly.
The symposium is sponsored by
the Canadian Student Assembly
(outgrowth of the National Conference at Winnipeg) and is being
held with the hope that students
may be helped to vote more intelligently in  the coming elections. Varsily   Pucksters   Drop   Final   Tussle   Of   Season
STADIUM. 12:15
Tuesday, March 1, 1938
. WA
By Orme Dier
Thing* ar* really getting hot
over around the big Intramural
•oor* aheet tacked up on th* wall
ef th* gym. With flv* team* right
In th* fight for flrat alot In th*
annual battle for the olaeay Governor'* Trophy, *mbl*matle of
top* In Mural*, feeling I* running
high around th* campua and rail-
bird* ar* cheerfully predicting
the oloaaet flnlah In history a* th*
laat three week* of competition
roll by.
•clone* '40 clings tenaciously to
the lead with a total of 2*3 points,
followed closely by Art* '40 with
276 and Art* '41 with 273 marker*.
The aggressive Aggie* follow In
fourth spot with 261 total, while
Art* '69 is still a top flight contender with 266 well earned pointa.
Any way you look at lt, it will be
a photo flnlah and the man that
can pick the winner at thla stage ot
the race Is a good man to follow
when you want some help for finding a favorite In tbe next horse
race you feel reckless on.
Ov*r whirs th* olndor pound*
•r* prance, It I* oemmon goaalp
that th*  Art* '20 and  '60 both
want «v*r with a  bang,  and  In
•pit*  of th*  faot  that four gal*
lop*r* plokad off th* r*lay, Maury
and   hi*   high-power   eounell    I*
wall    aatlafled   with    r**ulte.   A
•light frown might b* oaat In th*
general direction  of a eouple of
•elenee   olaaa**   who   find   eome
trouble    getting    *ntrl*a    In    for
raoae  and  aueh,  and   our  genial
athletlo   dlreetor   suggest*   that
Murala  I* a  aueceaa  only   If all
olaaa**  do   tholr   bit.     Need  we
eay mora?
Powarhoua* Ward De Book showed   the  wise   ones   that  he   ia   the
premier dletanoe man ot the campus aa he machined his way over
the gruelling Mall Race Course last
Tuesday noon.    His pace is reminiscent of a steam  engine  and  his
stamina is Just too much  for the
other marathonera who try to keep
up with his killing grind.
Maury the Maestro of the Murals
says that this Mr. De Beck Is Just
a second Cunningham. You'r* tilling ua.
Another fine prospect Is slim
Jaok Rattenbury, who ran a beautiful raoe to place a •mart aaoond.
And has anyone seen the young
speedster In his Yeoman's outfit.
He Is Just too cute.
Several laat place duels in the
Tuesday race gave the crowd quite
a thrill, and all the boys who picked up ten points for finishing the
grind deaerve a V.C. at leaat, for
that pavement is plenty hard on
the tootsies after the first three
Last week saw the finals In the
Volleyball schedule go to the hardhitting Sclenoe '38 equad who took
the hitherto unbeaten Science '89
team into camp on Wedneaday, and
then repeat the victory on Friday
noon to become the '38 champs in
the  bat ball  pastime.
For ths msn
who Is particular about
his fast,
526 W. Hastings      Opp. Spencer's
762 Oranvllle     Opp. Lyric Theatre
Robertson and Mattu Show Fine Ability.
McPhee, Carey, Bird Shine in Classic Display;
That beloved old silver muff, the historic McKechnie Cup,
is once more securely at rest on the Varsity campus, after a
hectic session of rugby in the approved manner.
Climaxing three brilliant battles, the Thunderbirds
slapped down Vancouver Reps on Saturday to a tune of 11-5,
to break a four-point tie and keep the metalware for another
Varaity, weaker In the scrum-
downs than the White and Blue
men, went to town in a big way in
the loose plays and the backfleld,
played out the heavy Reps In the
first half, and proceeded to crash
the payoff columns In the second.
Strat Leggat started things popping early after the second getaway
whistle, when he crashed over the
Vancouver line almost at the flag,
and managed to satisfy the eagle
eye of Buck Yeo that the try was
good, before he was forced Into
The next bang ln the eye for the
reps waa completed by a beautiful
convert by Dave Carey, after Waddle Robertson had snagged a pass
from Repper Blddle, and diverted It
through Carey to Howie McPhee,
who completed the fifty-odd yard
lap in an easy gallop.
An offside kick by the Reps save
the redoubtable Carey a cinch for
a penalty boot, to close the Blue
and Oold scoring at a great bis 11
A drlbbly Rep play, that muck-
ed about through the momentarily disorganised Varsity team,
managed to give Blddle a chance
to alt on th* ball for th* lone
Vancouver try, converted by Dun-
It wa* th*  Varaity three  line,
aupplemented at Important Interval* by fullback Johnny Bird,
that turned the tide for the collegian*, who were held firmly In
the eerum by a fighting peek of
Vancouver brulaer*.
The flrst half saw as close a
game of English Rugby as you
could ask for, with both teama
playing the old holdout game on
their own one and two-yard lines
for scrum after scrum, Anally clearing out on breaks that were more
luck than skill.
OHATTBRi Highly-touted TanJI
Moran'* grin seemed a trifle faded
by the end of the match, what with
popping out here and there at frequent intervals for the customers.
Howie MoPhee'* head swelled,
but not with pride, close to the
end of the first, when he used Amerloan football taotlos and stopped
hla man by Just putting the old
bean ln front of the old boot.
At least one feminine heart suffered chills as Ted MoPhee took It
on the chin. . . . RanJI Mattu, the
galloping ghost In Technicolor, covering more ground than the Four
Horsemen. . . . Dave Carey bustling
the whole pack to one side for a
getaway. . . . Charlie Campbell
looking happy, with his hair all on
end, and the shrill voices calling
. . . and Carey, ahouldered, looking
pleaaad, but oh ao aleepy.
Co-eds Heed Archery
Call; 6 "Rep" Stars
Spring time ls*archery time to
many people and now that the sunshine calls, co-eds are again taking up bows and arrows. Miss
Moore will help anyone who would
like to take up archery and will
arrange time for lessons. Come out
and try your skill, girls.
Six of the U.B.C. hockeyists had
the honor of playing on the two
teams from the Women's League
which met the High School Rep
elevens Saturday. The chosen
young ladles were defense players
Betty Cole, Betty Muir, Elizabeth
Mclnnes and Ora Wright; and forwards Ellen Boving and Frances
Mair. Hortense 'Warne, U.B.C.'s
star fullback, was considered too
good for the team.
Ted McPhee, freshman three-
quarter sensation, who played
heads-up ball in the McKechnie
tilt Saturday. Ted, who took it
with the best of 'em during the
series, deserves more than one
orchid for his clever play.
Varsity Hoopers, playing a scintillating brand of basketball, scored
a 60-41 triumph over Washington
Froah nt the campus gym last
Smear 'Lomas
Combining with the win of the
English ruggers, Varsity's junior
gridders smashed through a fighting Meraloma squad, taking the
Kitsles  22-0.
Featured by the brilliant *nd
runs of Aser Rothstein and the
bucking of Aub Oray, th* studes
crossed the line four times and
snared two safeties. Three of th*
markera were copped in the flrst
half when Rothstein, Rex Merrltt
and Norm Renwlck each plunked
the ball behind the posts, and the
final one saw Aser tear around
left end for 80 yards and go over
standing up In the last half.
The third quarter saw U.B.C.
marching backwards towards their
own line before a determined drive
of the Meralomas, who were in a
lot better condition than the blue
and gold men. However, with a nice
English rugger crowd who turned
out after the McKechnie game to
cheer the boya, the collegians stemmed the tide and snared their final
On the whole the football was
fair, much better than last
week's exhibition. Billy McGce,
Lyon Lightstone (an old timer),
Byers, Livingstone, Barton at
end, and Smith all played nice
games In the line. All the backfleld were forced to play the full
game ,aa there were no substitutes.
Johnny Farina chewing the same
match all game—was he playing
football ?
Varsity's converts—not one completed with Byers, Gray and Fleishman attempting.
Sport Snaps
Frank Turner
In the language of the poet,
"Spring has came!"—the boids are
singing, the sun's again shining,
and that persistent gentleman of
lighter things, Dan Cupid, is once
more aiming his trusty arrows at
the world's elusive Adam's apple—
yeah I it's love ushering in the
"hope seasonI"
But with all this pleasant preamble about budding blooms, love-
light and such things, we're still
pecking at obedient keys in an
effort to pound out another column
of campus sport—there's the word
Since it's Spring in the sport
sphere, shall we say an orchid to
Captain Dobble's grand English
rugby squad for the second, successive year of brilliant play. Copping
the Miller Cup, emblematic of rugger supremacy In the Lower Mainland, earlier in the season, and the
World Cup, emblematic of International Collegiate supremacy, New
Year's Day, the Thunderbirds continued thier triumphant flight to
British Columbia's rugger pinnacle
—gain undisputed possession of
that position by thetr gallant 11-6
defeat of a strong Vancouver "Rep"
squad on Saturday, thereby successfully defending the valuable
McKechnie Cup.
And while we're still on the topic
of this season's "Wonder Team,"
we'd like to toss a few well-earned
bouquets to a number of fellows
who've played their last game for
dear old Alma Mater. Number unla
wenda its way to our popular student prexy, Dave Carey, who superbly led the "ruggahs" as captain for the past two years, and
who starred at half for a duo of
seasons previous to that. The loss
of Carey's sure booting, sportsmanlike conduct and inspirational leadership will be a aevere blow to the
Blue and Oold.
Number deux goea to fullback
Johnny Bird, one of the finest in
Engliah rugger ,and certainly the
best in B. C. Bird's long, accurate
spirals, his hard and sure tackling,
and his dynamic attacking spurts
with the three lines have combined
to make him an undoubted standout
for the paat three years. And th*
"trols fleur" fits snugly in Ron Up-
ward's button hole. Ron's powerhouse playing in the scrum for the
past four years rates him as one
of the'finest in this "unsung heroes" department.
And if we're a mite forgetful,
forgive us. As expert mastermind,
Captain Dobbie deserves more than
the odd backalap; sufficient to say
he's come through with flying colours for the umpteenth successive.
To the rest of the squad, from the
speedy threes to the hard-working
forwards, we holler our congratulations: Nice going gang!
Manager Johnny Owens is all
pepped  over  Ward   De  Beck,  ace
distance man on the campus. It
seema Johnny'a been clocking Ward
in record time for the two-mile trek
quite regularly. . . . And 'twas the
old Varsity spirit ... in fact, a duo
of "spirits," that beat Stacy's Saturday night. "Bugs" Bardaley snd
"Burp" Wllloughby, playing for
Westerns .accounted for 82 markers
out of their team total of 48.
Charley Hltchln'a soccer team take
the cake as the number one hard-
luck squad on the campus. All year
they've been dropping encounters
by single goals, and just can't aeem
to break the habit. . . . Inter-Fraternity baaketball is going over big
these days. Latest tilt saw "Fijls"
crush the "D.U.'a, with Frank Clark
in a starring role. . . . The spring
Junior Canadian Footballers are being panned the "unpredictable*"
after their showing in the first
three loop games. Won the flrst 16-
0, lost the second 24-0, and copped
the third 22-0. , . Oh, well, the Blue
and Gold's been in on the whitewashing every time.
Shaking off the determined checking of the Thunderbirds
to crash through for six goals in the first two periods and
then holding off a powerhouse assault in the third:, the invading Gonzaga Bulldogs skated to a 7-2 decision over the U.B.C.
puckmen at the Forum Friday night.
After  being
Living up to their well-deserved
name of the hard-luck team of the
V. *. D. Soccer League, the Varsity
roundballers  dropped  one   of   the
toughest   of  tough    calls   to   the
strong   West  Vancouver  team   by
the score of 4-8 on Saturday.
While   the   campusmen   were
getting accustomed to condition*
underfoot during   the   flrst   few
minutes of the contest, the West
Van. lads really clicked and managed    to    push    three   first-half
counters past Fiorillo In the Collegian net. Rod McMillan, promising  rookie forward  came into
the limelight once again by registering the only Varsity counter
of the half to make the score 8-1
at the interval.
With the coming of the aecond
half, however, the story was a different one, as the game Collegians
accepted the challenge and proceeded to flash brilliant form to bring
the count level once more on goals
by Dan Quayle and McMillan.
Then with only a few minutes to
go, the break came and as usual it
was a bad one for the campusmen,
as West Van's Russ Smyth, while
at least 10 yards offside scored with
Fiorillo and the hapless Blue and
Gold defense making no effort to
save, so obvious was the infringement.
held sooroless by
i th* Canadian* In th* flrat t*n
mlnutea of a wild flrat period, the
atar Imported team from Blng
Croaby'a alma mammy bagged a
fluke on a long ahot and th*n rmn
In two mor* before the period
ended. Second period wa* a r*petition of th* first eanto, with th*
boy* from Spokane clicking fer
three eountere whll* th* Varsity
•quad failed to oom* through en
th* aeere aheet.
Given a rousing pep talk by
Coach Van Vllet, the 'Birds took
the ice at the beginning of th*
third with scowls and determination. Checking the Bulldogs to a
standstill for minutes on end tbe
Blue and Oold squad showed that
they might have been outclassed by
the smart collegiates from over the
border, but they were never outfought. With juat five minutes to
go, Paul Trussell broke the zero
on the Varsity score sheet by sinking a pass from Dier.
Then hsrd-skatlng Maroel Guiget orashsd through to plok the
corner of the twine with a elaaler
after taking a emart pass from
Clarenee Taylor. Varaity continued to oarry the play, for the last
few minutes, but Just before the
bell, the Spokane team broke
away to give Hugh Shirreff no
ehanee and the final score stood
at 7-8.
Captain Shirreff played hi* usual consistent game between the
lead pipes and Carson Magulre
showed some smart defensive work
up in front.
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