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 Published Twice Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Vol. XX
VANCOUVER, B. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1937
No. 18
and &ki_.l?01
By The Beggar Student    |
if***********************
One of the principles, apparently,
of the undergraduate collective
philosophy Is that each student
must, when in the company of ten
or more other
THB DRAMMER atudenta, demon-
AOAIN atrate  hla  Intel
lectual immaturity in such a manner as to confirm
the dispassionate onlooker's opinion
that the atudent mind is approximately equal-to that of a seven-
year-old child. They take courses
to Improve (at least that aeems to
be the general Intent of most diploma mills) what rudimentary
minds nature has given them: they
spend a fey*- years reading, writing
essays, supposedly learning. Then
they proceed to lock thla up in
a aeparate compartment of their
minds, to be opened only during
examinationa.
When they are together they are
not one-tenth aa well behaved as
a crowd ot Zulus would be In a
large olty. The Christmaa playa are
the annual criterion which provea
with depressing monotony that thla
atatement ia true. Fraternities attend with the specific purpose of
heckling an unfortunate brother
who is cursed with talent, and can
give a reasonably good performance. The general student body attend In the aame apirit as they go
to a pep meeting.
On Thursday night a good play
was ruined for the few people who
were trying to find out what was
going on by a group of four or five
hundred morons who lnaisted upon
reading humor into the simplest
and most commonplace gestures.
The Individual sense of humor of
the undergrad la, God knows, low;
but their collective reactions are on
a scale which makes their individual ones seems brilliantly intellectual. They roared at a sentry who
walked across the stage; they
howled at a man washing his
hands; and they stopped the show
when the actors were trying to deliver what is difficult enough —
blank verse—without audience interference.
Students are invited to these
plays only by courtesy of the Players' Club; and their sense of the
fitting conduct for a guest is as deficient as their sense of humor.
*      •      •
We have determined to enter the
prise contest next Christmas. Our
offering will be a symbolic allegory;
and if it doesn't win the prise,
something is wrong.
PULITZER It will be called "The
PRIZE7 Weary    Ones,"    and
will be full of symbols, which you must all try hard
to understand. We admit that this
type of play la difficult, but the
meaning la there if you look for It.
Aa the curtain rise*, the OLD MAN
and the OLD WOMAN are teen ait-
ting on the beach. The sound of the
aea can he heard. A fragment of rook
fall* from the cliff. Three seagull*
fly overhead.
The Old Man: He has not come
yet.
The Old Woman: No, he has not
come yet.
A fragment of rock* fall* from the
cliff. Four seagull* fly overhead. Two
monks enter, and kneel down on a
large flat rock which is shaped like a
corpse. They begin to pray in an
undertone. A fragment of rooks fall*
front the cliff.
The Old Woman: I hear someone
speaking.
The Old Man: I hear someone
speaking,  too.
A fragment of rocks falls from the
cliff. Two seagulls fly overhead.
Three old women cross the stage, carrying bundles of faggots. A fragment
of rock falls from the cliff.
The Old Man:  Who are they?
The Old Woman: Does lt matter?
A fragment of rock falls from the
cliff. The OLD MAN strangles the
OLD WOMAN. A fragment of rock
falls front the cliff. Wc wait patiently, hut no seagulls appear, so the curtain falls.
Of course, you will have difficulty
Interpreting this. But we will give
you some clues. No seagulls appear at the last. This may mean
that they have something better to
do.     But does lt?
Continued on Page 3 See BEER
ALL CANADA
EAGER FOR
CONFERENCE
Keen Interest
At All U's
DALHOUSIE, N.B., Nov. 30.—So
many students at Dalhousle University and the University of New
Brunswick want to attend the National Conference of Canadian Unlveralty Students, to be held at Winnipeg the laat five daya of thla
year, the two universities bave
asked the committee on organisation to Increase their quota and permit a larger number of atudenta to
attend the conference.
Miaa Margaret Kinney, one ef
the   national   aoeretarles   of   the
eonfsrenee, haa Juat eempleted a
tour ef universities ef the Marltlmes and reperte that "repreeen-
tat Ive atudent eommltteea are active In every unlveralty."
One hundred Mount Allison University students are now ln  study
groups connected with the Conference.    A vigorous student committee at Sir George Williams College,
Montreal, is promoting the national
conference.
Real difficulty ls being experienced at the University of Toronto
in assigning their quota of BO students among the many organizations and groups wishing representatives at Winnipeg.
ALBERTA'S   FINANCES
While the financial problems of
Alberta are handicapping the students of the University of Alberta a
large group of students are determined to make the national conference a success.
At the University of Saskatchewan, a mass meeting has been held.
The attendance far exceeded expectations and five commissions have
been set up.
Winnipeg students are eagerly
awaiting the arrival from all parts
of Canada of studenta trom other
universities. Already 870 at the
Unlveralty of Manitoba are participating in study groups.
t
VANCOUVER'S "HUMAN DYNAMO
"
l
Three typical poses of "Gerry" McGeer, snapped by Ubyssey
photographer Jim Collins as the former mayor talked to 1000
students last week in the Auditorium. In the above layout,
"Gerry" can be seen reading from the sayings of Abraham Lincoln,
exhorting the vicious "money-lenders', and smilingly reproving
 U.B.C professors for not understanding him.	
Vancouver's "Gerry'' Has
Flair For Showmanship
Last Wednesday a thousand U.B.C. students heard G. G.
McGeer, K.C, M.P., tel] them the problems they would have
to meet in the "world outside" were no greater than those
met by their fathers.
And "Gerry" should know. If any man hurdled obstacles,
it was G. G. McGeer in his younger days. Today, Gerry is
still having trouble, a good deal of which he makes himself.
SUCCESSFUL
U.S.COLLEGES*
vARsrry time
Football   broadcasting   draws   its
millions of listeners, but U. S. college     broadcasts    on     non-athletic
subjects have noteworthy audiences
too,   declares   Miles   Heberer,   member  of   the   speech   and   drama  department at Stanford University.
Reoorda  ahow  that  26 college-
owned and operated broadcasting
stations    go    on    the    air    dally
throughout the  United Statea.
ln  addition, many more  colleges
and  universities  which  db  not operate stations of their own, present
regular programs over commercial
stations, states Heberer.
It is his opinion that colleges
should look more to the training ot
students in radio, microphone technique, advertising and dramatic
scripts, and in management and
production.
3Hjt. HbgBBpg
A Story of Twenty-One Years
CHAPTER THREE
Thla la the third Instalment ef
the annlveraary atery of the U.
B.C. Publications Board, presented aa a apeolal Ubyaaey feature
thle month. The final Instalment
will appsar Prlday.
SCIENTIE BANQUET
The Science '22 Freshman banquet was the flrst science banquet
at which there were no ladies present. This was due to their scarcity, not to the Sciencemen's initiative.
Way back then, the Orpheum
with its Pantages Circuit was the
place where Sclencemen and others
relaxed  ln  enjoyment.
Regular columns were featured
In the early weekly and on down
to the present day. The flrat ap-
paaranoe of news from other universities waa found under thn
heading, "What Other Universities Are Doing." It consist.d of
exerpts from other oollege papera.
"The College Cat" peered Into
the lives of the students, and from
the results obtained, he must have
been quite a Walter Winchell artist.
PROFESSORS
Columnists always fovmd copy at
the games between the students
and professors. This was one feature of the early college which
found much support from the students, because it proved an amusing diversion and, from the journalists, because it made good copy.
Oolf and football were the main
outlsta  for  theas  student-professor    battlss.    Another    personal
column which eovared the extra
ourrloular life of etudenta waa a
"Dear Mertel .. . love Joe" aorles.
This waa a shining example for
English I. students on how not to
write.
"Frlcaased Fiction," another popular column, was from all appearances,   a   mild   forerunner   of   the
present "Chang Suey."
"From Frosh to Pop" was yet another sprightly and popular series.
This column showed the capacity
of the student for Scotch and Greek
and also showed devious ways for
the erring son to vary the "gimme,
gimme" racket so that father would
not get suspicious.
The A.M.8. of 1920 made good
uae of the Ubyaaey when they
used the paper to advertise an
auotlon aale of lost and unwanted
articles. Students were Invited to
bring extra auotlonable objeeta,
themselves, and any ready cash
they  possessed.
SPORT
Here it might be mentioned that
the sport page has only taken up
a complete page of the Ubyssey
during the last five or six years.
Before that two or three columns
sufficed. The rest of the page was
filled with odds and ends and advertisements.
Continued on Page 3 See Ubyssey
Mr. McGeer can hardly be taken
as an example of the typical politician, but he certainly can be pointed to as the successful one. Starting a few years ago as a member
In the Provincial House, winning
the Vancouver mayoralty contests,
and gaining a seat ln the Dominion
Parliament, Gerry has set himself
on the way to outstanding success
in the field of Canadian public service.
A good many "self-made" men
have no use for universities and
for the graduates ot such institutions. Gerry is different ln this
respect.
A great reader himself, he oan
appreelate the advantages of education     In     othera,     advantages
which he did not have, although
he haa aehlevsd muoh by dint of
hard work.
Mr. McGeer is the greatest showman    on    the    Canadian    political
Btage.    He has a flair for self-dls-
pelting   that   has   won   him   both
friends and enemies.
READY SPEAKER
A ready speaker, the former mayor can be relied upon to please any
audience. This writer once spent
one entire day following the mayor
and reporting hia speeohes. That
day he gave eight talks that made
the newspapers, together with a
half doaen othera of secondary Importance.
Continued on Page 8 See GERRY
Pre-Meds. Will See
Unique Films Of
Actual Operation*
For the flrst time in the history
of the Monro Pre-Med. Club, members have been granted the privilege of viewing the complete movie
of an actual operation, in Arts 100
at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
These Alms are used exclusively
In hospttal work for the training of
Internes and nurses. This Is the
first time that they have been
shown outside institutions of such
a nature.
The films are produced by the
Westinghouse corporation and are
being shown through the courtesy
of Eccles X-Ray Ltd. Bill Barclay,
ono of th emembers of the club, ls
responsible for having contacted
the X-Ray company. Commentating on the operation will be Dr.
Dunn, one of Vancouver's well-
known medical men.
Because the clinical camera has
been suspended Just above the head
ofthe surgeon in charge, a better
view is really obtained than if the
student had been observing the
operation from tlie cage surrounding   the   operating   theatre.
CONFERENCE DELEGATION
PICKED: 18 WILL ATTEND
Winnipeg; Scene
Of Big Parley
Air Show Gets
The Air Until
January 11th
Varsity Time leaves the air this
evening until January 11, when a
new series will atart, declares program manager Struan Robertaon.
The program will be heard this
evening over CJOR at 10 p.m., an
hour later than usual.
Membera of the Cosmopolitan
Club will take part ln the program
thia evening, and a highlight of
their offering will be the presentation of the "good night" message
ln 18 different lanuages.
Co-Eds, Males In
Unusual Forensic
Battle  Today
Debate Usefulness of
Professions—Girls
Take Affirmative
At 12.16 today the ladles of the
Literary Forum will meet the men
of the Parliamentary Forum ln a
debate on the question: "Resolved
that the professions constitute a
bar to reform." This unusual contest will take place in Arts 100.
Odette Hicks and Margaret Find-
dlay of the Literary Forum, will
support the affirmative ot the resolution. Their opponents are Bob
Smith and Don MacGill, representing the Parliamentary Forum.
Although there are few contests
ln which women can oppose men
effectively, lt is quite obvious that
argument is one phase of conflict
in which the so-called weaker sex
have often excelled. Consequently,
this men versus women debate will
be no one-sided event.
PORUM  DEBATE
On Thursday evening the Parliamentary Forum will debate the
question: "Resolved that Fascism
can never take root ln Great Britain." This is one ot the regular
debates of the Forum and will
be held ln Applied Science 100 at
7.30 p.m. aharp.
Elmer Jonea wtll lead the government ln ita case for the affirmative
of the resolution. The leader ot the
oppoaltion will be Neil Swainaon.
Since the recent Fascist disturbances in England this queation is
of current Importance. Any interested persons are invited to attend.
DATES FOR
G.J.SLSHOW
Profiting from the experience ot
Players' Club in regard to the issu-
ranee of student tickets for the
Christmas plays, the Musical Society Executive announced Friday
that they had made arrangements
for a larger accommodation for students at their spring production,
"Yeomen of the Guard."
February 23 to 26, inclusive, are
the dates chosen tor the Gilbert
and Sullivan show, with Wednesday, the 23rd, students' night.
It Is the Intention of the exeoutive to  Issue about 1400 atudent
tloketa, and  as thla exceeds the
capacity   of  the   auditorium,   certain aectlona will be reaerved for
atudenta on  Thursday  night.
LISTENED FOR OVER AN  HOUR
On Thursday,  Mr. Williams, musical   director  of  the   Society,  met
about   15   members   who   intend   to
try  out  for  the  principal  parts  in
the production.
Bill Cameron, who played "Friar
Tuck" in last year's "Robin Hood";
Gordon Heron, who played "The
Sheriff"; Willa Eliot, and Marjorie
Thompson were among those who
were present, and indications are
that the cast will be a strong one.
The executive announces a contest for posters advertising "The
Yeomen of the Guard," open to club
members.
After   hours  of  discussion
during the last two weeks, the
N.C.U.S. Delegation Committee made its final choice, Monday, of 17 of the 18 delegates
who will represent U.B.C. at
Winnipeg this Christmas. One
representative    from,  Union
College is yet to be selected.
Over  SO applications were  received and extreme difficulty waa
eeoaaloned   In   the   ehelee.    Sox,
raes, organisations, faoulty, ysar
and religion were taken Into con-
sldsratlon    and    the    oommittee
feels  satisfied  that cross-ssotlon
ef university opinion will be rep*
ressntsd.
Oan Lee, president of the Chinese
Students' Club, Kunio Hldaka, member of the Japanese Students' club,
and Peter Hlgaki, will be sent as
Oriental representatives, ln proportion to number ot students on the
campus.
Alex Charters, Clarence Idyll,
Alex Macdonald, Robert MoKensie,
Struan Robertaon, Paul Volpe, Reginald Wilson, Kemp Edmonds, and
Leonard Zink are the other men
delegates. These represent auoh organizations as the I.R.C, Biological
Discussion Club, Parliamentary
Forum, Historical Society, Radio
Club, Players' Club, Agricultural
Discussions Club, S.C.M., Newman
Club and Ubyssey.
WOMEN  GOING
Kay Armstrong, Sheilah Hutchinson, Phyllis McEwan, Jeaa Meredith and Frances Montgomery are
the women delegates. These students represent such U.B.C. organizations as Literary Forum, Letters
Club, Women's Athletics, Phrateres,
Cosmopolitan Club, S.C.M. and Students' Council.
The delegates will be required to
join ln the preparatory work ot the
Conference on this oampua, gaining
information on subjecta to be discussed and studying ln readiness to
present the reports ot the local commissions on "The Racial Queation In
B.C.," "Pan-Pacific Foreign Polloy"
and "Campua Relationships."
The delegation will leave Vanoouver Christmas night and will
arrive In Winnipeg Monday, Oee.
27th.    During the five days there
beard and accommodation will be
provided at Manitoba Unlen and
Pert Oarry.
The program for these daya will
consist of addresses by tbe main
speakers, ln which personal Interpretations of the pertlent problems
of the Conference will be presented; discussion on these speeches in
study groups; participation in commissions set up for intensive work
on particular Issues; muslo, recreation,  and Informal  conversation.
The delegates will not only gain
knowledge and Insight but will no
doubt alao obtain a much broader
outlook,   a   more   tolerant   viewpoint  and   an   Inereaaed  enthusiasm for sooial progress.
James S. Thompson, President of
the   University   of   Saskatchewan,
states   regarding   the   Conference,
"The presence of the representative
delegates ln Winnipeg is only incidental to a wider movement.    The
groups that are formed at the various universities  and the resultant
ferment   of   thought   that  we   may
hope to be stirred up are the really
vital matters.
"If we can only get the student
mind to operate on the great issues
of the day, we shall have accomplished all that the Conference can
hope  to  realize."
The Delegation Committee appreciates the deep interest shown by
all who sent in applications and will
count on their assistance ln the preparatory and follow-up work of the
National  Conference.
It was decided that one or two
other delegates would be sent if
permission ls gained 'and finances
are sufficient. Two
THE      UBYSSEY
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of the University of British Columbia.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Kemp Idmonds
NIWS MANAOIR
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ASSOCIATI IDITORS
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ASSISTANT IDITORS
Rosemary Collins Irene Eedy Beverley McCorkell Robert King
ASSISTANT SPORTS IDITORS
Van Perry Hugh Shirreff Myrne Nevlson
CIRCULATION MANAOIR
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SPORTS RIPORTIRS
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A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT
This evening U.B.C. completes its flrst season of experimentation in a new field, that of publicity by radio, when
Varsity Time leaves the air until January 11. Those who
have been giving heavily of their time to the production of
the feature will now have an opportunity to pause and look
back over this flrst flight into the realms of radio.
Broadly speaking, Varsity Time has been a success. Des-
Eite many small but irritating faults of the program, it must
e said in defense of those in charge that the degree of success attained has been surprising. To those who have been
associated with Varsity Time it has come as a greater surprise that there is in radio such a wide range of potential
uses.
In the past month Varsity Time has been steadily improving, as the organization behind the program began to
run smoothly, and the material being used became better.
There is little doubt that next term will see a still better program, and a greater support in the way of a wider listening
audience.
By the end of the university year, students will be able
to realize fully the extent to which radio can be used, and
will perhaps lay careful plans for such use in the 1938-39
year.
Properly handled, a radio program produced by students
can be a powerful agent of favorable publicity for the campus, and none will deny the ever-urgent need for such publicity. Varsity Time has been a success, in that it has opened
up a new field for student endeavor and has pointed the way
to activity of the future.
ON TELEPHONES
A number of people on the campus have come to regard
the Publications Board phone as public property, to be used
by them as often and as long as they desire.
The Pub phone is public property in the sense that it is
paid for by the Alma Mater Society. But it is the understanding of the Society that the phone is for the sole use of
the Ubyssey staff, just as the Council phone is for the sole
use of Council members.
If the A.M.S. decides to rent a free phone for the use of
the student body—and we think it is a very good suggestion
—the instrument should be located in some more convenient
place than the Pub offlce.
We don't mind you not saying "please" or "thank you
when you use it, but sometimes the business of publishing a
paper requires the editor to use the thing too, and one of these
days there is going to be a typewriter murder all over the
window-sill if lovesick Romeos don't limit their rhapsodic
monologues to a maximum of Ave minutes. But we are growing incoherent again. . . .
This Week in Review
By a t. Mckenzie
EXIT.
The candle of international cooperation apluttered and went out
last week and the Bruasela Conference stole away into the night—
a night which bore a terrifying resemblance to the darkness which is
anarchy. The prestige ot the white
man in the Orient and the hopes
ot those who struggle to save the
new China reached a new low ebb.
Newa trom the Orient reminded
one ot the old German proverb, "Be
my brother or I will bash your head
ln." The Japanese military, whilst
protesting vigorously that it sought
merely to drive out ot China the
last vestige of anti-Japanese feeling
in order to provide the basis for a
real friendship, proceeded to seise
virtual control ot Shanghai and to
drive relentlessly on towards Nan
king.
This chaos In the Orient should
come as a sobering lesson to those
—and we probably have to Include
most Canadians — who maintained
during the hey-day of the League in
the twenties, that the question of
economic readjustment for the assistance of the so-called "have-not"
powers was a matter with which
the   League  ought   not   to   concern
itself.
Hitler-Halifax conversations gradually seeped out last week, it became clear that another "have-not"
power  was   determined   to   play   Its
winning streak to the limit.    Hitler
apparently demanded a virtual free
DRANG NACH OSTEN.
As the substance ot the private
hand ln Central Europe in return
tor his offer to re-enter a completely emasculated~League of Nations
and "to do his best" to end the
wars ln Spain and the Far Blast.
His colonial demands which had
been shouted about so much lately
(and had struck fear into the hearts
of certain sections of English opinion), were cleverly toned down to
the much less terrifying demand
that Britain "after a certain period
of years" should promise to assist
Germany to recover the colonies.
It ls possible that Hitler realises
that such a move on his part may
be the best possible one to gain
support ln certain circles tn Britain
for the Idea of giving him a free
hand ln Central and Eastern
Europe.
At any rate the Central European
demand reminds one of another
passage in "Meln Kampf" — when
we (Nazis) talk today about new
land ln Europe, we think first of
all of Russia and the border states."
The "Drive to the Bast" appears to
be getting under way and it remains for the British Government
to decide whether it chooses to acquiesce In that drive ln return for
a Western European understanding.
A HOST OP LOVELY  CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT
FIRBANK & LANGE
Seymour at
Dunsmuir
SEY. 2088
"QFF THB RECORD."
The moat interesting hours in
a newspaperman's life are those
spent ln Informal chats with persons of position ln public life, or
even in the realm of university administration. "Off the record" conferences give you a background for
your story, and enable you to present what can be told in the proper
perspective, because you know what
must be concealed, and the reasons
for that concealment.
I've always found members of the
U.B.C. staff more than willing to
talk to one whom they trust with
their confidences. On the other
hand, I've seen some of my confreres entirely cut off from news
sources, because of a broken pledge,
or some story given to the reporter
ln a burst of confidence on the part
of the official.
The past few weeks have been
Interesting ones for me, because
during that time I have had several
occasions to discuss university
problems Informally with faculty
members.
Only a fool would claim that ln
a group of several hundred university professors, a complete unanimity of opinion exists. There are
differences of course, some trivial
and some arising over matters fundamental and Important to the Institution.
• *      »
QNE VIEW.
Take this matter of overcrowding.
There are those, prbfessors and
studenta, who talk along no other
line than the need for more buildings and added accommodation.
There are others who take a far
different view, and between these
two groups lies an Influential body
of campus opinion with an attitude
on the situation which to my mind
Is sensible and practical.
More buildings? Yes, by all
means, as many as we can get, nnd
as soon as we can get them. But
that second provision provides a
difficult hurdle to get over. What
can be done in the meantime, with
what facilities we have, to alevlate
an almost unbearable situation?
The answer lies exposed to those
willing to see lt. First let me ask,
why talk overcrowding when so
many of our classrooms He Idle at
certain hours? Yes, you answer,
but timetables do not allow the use
ot these rooms Just at the times
when they are available.
You would be right, but you
would be wrong in letting the matter rest there. Just because U.B.C.
has an almost traditional set of
timetables, there is no valid excuse for turning our backs on a
problem that could be solved by a
little disturbance of the ever-so-
sacred status quo.
• *       •
•INCONVENIENCE.
It Is a fact that classes could be
so arranged that maximum use ot
present accommodation could be
made.
Inconvenience to some would
come In the forcing of many now
morning classes Into afternoon
hours. A few faculty spirits might
bei aroused by some minor curriculum changes, the nature ot which
need not be aired here.
Some football players, and aome
professors who get a kick out of
their golf might raise loud objections. Just Imagine, having to stay
around this place several days a
week  till  almost four o'clock!
Why, they would say, we used to
be able to go home for lunch and
stay  there,  nearly every  day!
Well, be that as It may, I've a
feeling that the changes described
.above are coming, and that personal feelings will of necessity have
to be swept by the board for a
while.
*      *      *
pIONBERS.
Those who object to timetable
adjustments and other changes that
might tend to bring Inconvenience
must remember their high-sounding
speeches about U.B.C. being a struggling young institution, and Join In
to  some extent In  the  struggles.
We're pioneering, out here ln B.
C, in the field of higher education,
and we're against some stern opposition. The old "shoulders to the
wheel" talk might well become an
active policy here until the skies
clear.
Hard work and co-operation, I am
told, are attributes of all true pioneers.
Tuesday, November 30, 1937
SWING BAND PLAYS
The next practice of the Varsity
Dance Orchestra will be held in
Applied Science 100 on Saturday,
December 4.
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HISTORY  LOST
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The Exchange Editor
MeOCBR  QUESTIONS WHAT?
We attended upon Gerald Grattan
McGeer, K.C, M.P., the other day
to catch his well-known words ot
wisdom, and we did not laugh. We
sighed with disappointment.
When the famous "Gerry" got
around to saying that we needed
financiers with the mentality and
Integrity of the legal profession our
heart fluttered as we conceived of
the hope that he would desert "Abe"
Lincoln and return to the present
day by answering his question, "After the University, What?" with
something like, "what this university should fit you for Is the responsible position of an Intelligent
citlsen with the ability to understand fully, not only the general,
but the particular, phases of today's
problems."
If Mr. McGeer had not been so
busy preening himself, especially
with pointed reference to his wide
reading, he might have noted several thlnga.
He might have noted, for Instance, that the opinion of many
prominent business men is that the
university is somewhat wooden, in
that it does not, ln Its teachings,
align itself sufficiently with the
practical aspects of today's affairs
in the business and political world.
Although we do think that the
time has come to lessen the stress
on the value of an university education as a cultural training, yet we
do not go so far as to accept In
whole the point of view of our good
friends, since we are aware of the
tact that the eyes of, the faculty
here are more turned toward the
future  than many would Imagine.
But we do think that a greater
co-operation and closer relationship
might be established between Faculty Heads and the business and
political  world.
Our former mayor, ln speaking so
volubly of service, might have also
mentioned co-operation, a thing
which does not seem to overflow
for his  side of the fence.
It is obvious that in increased
acquaintance of the professional
staff with the needs of practical
affairs would make possible a much
better and Increased volume of information with which they could
better direct both their teaching
and their students along more useful lines.
We noted also Mr. McGeer's remark that although our need was
great in respect of buildings, yet
also there was as great need ln all
departments of the human family.
Connecting this up with the honorable gentleman's plea for better
financiers, etc., we rather imagine
that the human family needs increased and better facilities for education before It can, as a whole, begin to solve many of Us social and
political problems. We still need
more university, Mr.  McGeer.
Recalling our remarks of a few
paragraphs back re the university
and politics, we are reminded of a
discussion over the B.B.C. a week
or so ago when a prominent Canadian lamented the lack of stability
ln our Civil Service.
Perhaps "Gerry" could press for
reform In that direction while he ls
in Ottawa solving the nation's monetary problems, and strike a blow
towards putting efficiency and stability Into the service by using his
dynamic speaking powers to show
the valuable role which could be
played by Canadian universities ln
supplying the  necessary material.
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Surrealism Featured
In Film Program
Definition of safety pins: Legs
that are so ugly they keep a girl
out of trouble.
Graduation diplomas in the faculty of Arta are printed in Latin, but
in Science and Agriculture they
are interpreted into  English.
And the professor concluded:
"Tomorrow we will take the lite
ot John   Milton.     Come  prepared."
Sixty per cent of the population
have suffered from tuberculosis in
some form before they reach the
age of twenty, it is reported by the
Metropolitan  Health  Service.
A bachelor is a man who never
has  any children  to  speak ot.
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By JIM BEVERIDGE
Students who watched, timorously and doubtfully, the showing
of a Surrealist film at the National
Film Society's Sunday afternoon
program, are intrigued at the prospect of our own U.B.C. group showing three such pictures on the
campus Friday noon.
The Film Society Executive
warns Society members that the
three pictures to be ahown Friday
will exceed the hour-and-a-half
noon interval. After 1.30, a third
picture will be ahown in order to
select Incidental music for Its
night showing.
"^Entr'acte," the tantalising ditty
which bemused Sunday's audience,
incorporated enough material in
twelve minutes for two normal
double-feature programs with news-
reel, Bapco ad, and cartoon. Among
its significant feature were a cannon, a paper boat, a camel, white
boxing gloves, ballerinas with
garters viewed from beneath
through glass, slow motion, doughnuts, and clay pigeons.
The picture portrays (lightheart-
edly) a murder and a funeral. The
funeral seems to represent the
futility of life, with people losing
sight of all purpose (a hearst),
chasing it frantically through life
(down a hill), finding it at last (a
coffin), only to realise it was illusion (corpse arises In court dress,
dissolves spectators by pointing
stick, turns it on himself, disappears, indicating death, or delusion,
or  the   jitters).
The film was made in 1924, and
remains remarkably even and clear
when projected. A dosen artists
famous in modern movementa combined in ita production — Rene
Claire, the composer; Erik Satie,
the Pariaian photographer; Man
Ray, the dadaist Picabia. Picabia
it was who wrote the scenario,
which one might describe aa full
of stuff and generally sideways.
On Friday noon, this film, together with another much more
celebrated picture, "The Cabinet of
Dr. Caligari," will be shown here.
"Caligari," produced in 1910, is
a delightful morsel of whimsy depicting murder, somnambulism, insomnia, and dementia, ail photographed as seen through the eyes
of a madman.
Famoua names are involved in
this picture, too. Conrad Veidt and
Lil Dagover, who have appeared in
British and American as well as
Germany films (Rome Express,
Power, F.P.I., Passing of the Third
Floor Back) are in the cast. Director is Werner Kraua.
These two pictures are somewhat
of an art education in themselves.
"Entr'acte" is Surrealist; "Caligari," impressionist, in treatment.
The contrast should point out those
features that distinguish each style
of art. Impressionism, in "Caligari," uses horrid angular or jagged settings, atrange lighting, extremes in make-up. This endeavours, through distortion and exaggeration, to bring out and strengthen important elements in story and
character. "Entr'acte," again, being surrealist (AND Dadaist)
waives aside what it calls "conventional mental pattern" in order to
let the subconscious burst loose and
dither  madly  with   all   manner  of
associated thoughts, impulses and
moods, wholly free of restraint or
pattern. Routine and convention are
brushed aaide, the artist ia happy,
and the spectator fends for himself
aa best he may.
These two pictures, then, as well
as providing a atudy in contrasted
art methods, bring two great period
piece of film production to us, and
supply us with enough mental derangement for a week of headaches. A third Surrealist picture,
much like "Entr'acte," will probably be shown to complete the
havoc.
The complete Friday noon-hour
showing will be repeated here Friday evening at 8.16, for membera
of the downtown Film Society, at
which student memberships will be
honored. Incidental music selected
from the Carnegie set will accompany the Alms.
Vernon McKansle
World News
Comment
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On Thi Traill of Chang Suay
LIMEHOUSE NIGHTS
By THE BEOOAR STUDENT
There was only one arc-light in
the narrow street where the blaok
painted brick wall gleamed, with
ita orange Are doors forming a
garish contrast to the pink aheets
of thin papera with the Chinese
characters brushed on them. The
three Chinese schoolgirls pointed to
the building and chattered something about a show, and just then
the music that waa like the bagpipes done over in a minor key
started, and we went over to the
door. (You will have to make allowances for the fact that we have
been reading the new Hemingway
book.)
In a tiny box office is a smiling
Chinese who tells us that ticketa
will be thirty cents, unless we want
reserved seats. We decide on the
reserved seats and receive two
large orange tickets. A doorman
tears off the largest part and hands
the stubs to an usher who leads us
to our seata, calmly puffing a cigarette. The theatre is two-thirds full
of Chinese, some of whom are
standing along the back wall. We
look at our stubs, and a gentleman
next to ua smilingly informs us
that the bottom characters in the
centre are the Chinese for four and
Ave, our seat numbers.
STAGE CONVENTIONS
The stage ia comparatively bare.
A table, three chairs. There are
two charactera on at the moment,
and they are holding a long dialogue. One of them has a long
beard (falae), with the hole for
the mouth aomewhere in the neighbourhood of his chin. The other is,
apparently, a female character. At
the right of the atage a stagehand
is standing with his hands on the
ropes which raise and lower the
curtain. Some of the Chinese in
the audience are not sure about this
curtain business. Too many innovations these days.
Finally the dialogue is ended, and
the orchestra starts with a booming' of cymbals as the curtain
drops, a biasing rhapsody in aequln
covered dragons and Chinese characters. The curtain lowering is
merely conventional, apparently,
for it is raised in a moment, dis
closing two stagehands who are
rearranging the furniture. The
back drop has changed in the brief
interval, however. A young girl
comes on and sings a song in the
Chinese manner, which apparently
consists of a contest between the
singer and the orchestra, with the
orchestra winning half the time.
Then follows a scene in which the
beautiful lady Is drugged by the
gentleman with the false beard.
The curtain comes down again. We
look around us. Some of the audience are watching the stage. Others
reading their programs, or newspapers, and others are conversing
with their neighbours. A gentleman in a white coat carries a baaket around containing pop, cigarettes, slices of melon, peanuts and
bananas. Fire regulations are surprisingly lax. When one wishes to
smoke, one is expected to go to the
back of the theatre, but that is all.
In the gallery, young China aits,
along with a few elders. The
youngsters giggle in time with the
deeper laughter of their parents,
and crow with delight when a character comes on the atage with a
headdreaa surmounted by two feathers which are all of four feet long.
VILLAIN CAPTURED
The drugger of the lady (we presume that she is the heroine is
captured by three hatchetmen, and
dragged off to the mandarin. Just
then, the doorman comes up to the
stage and pina a large algn on the
orchestra stand railing. On it is
brushed the following legend:
FONO CHUCK
COME OUT
We look about anxiously, but
there is no sign of Fong Chuck
coming out. The policeman on the
beat dropa in, watchea the show
for a few minutes, and leaves
again. There is a steady stream of
departures and arrivals. These
plays are ao familiar to many of
the Chlneae that they know the
plot anyway.
The character whom we had decided was a female comes out.
Heavens! She is wearing a beard,
and a wonderful beard at that, composed of red and black hair. She
carries a flag of some kind. After
a dance and song (we discover that
most of the songs have at least
twelve verses) she, or he, walks to
the back of the stage where a
stagehand gives her a sword. Two
characters have been crossing the
stage at intervals during her, or
his, song. The next time this happens the sword is brought into play,
and the character falls to the stage
dead. The character in the beard
tries to take off the corpse's jacket,
and a stagehand comes to his, or
her, assistance. The bearded one
then dons the jacket. Here again
difficulty, ao the stagehand obligingly reappears.   The second char-
GETS POSITION
William A. Wolfe, U.B.C. applied science grad of the class
of '37, is now an Assistant in
Mechanics in Case School of
Applied Science, Cleveland,
Ohio.
Wolfe is working part time
for his Master's degree, and expects to spend two years at
School.
Continued from Page One
Library overorowdlng produced
constant editorials and open letters whioh bogged, plssded, exhorted, demanded quiet In tjhe library. With approximately 18
square Inohea ef table apaoe for
eaeh atudsnt who managod to got
a asat there waa bound to be
muoh orltlolsm for this long-suf-
fsrlng Institution.
As today, many students experimented to aee how much talking
they could do without getting
thrown out. Editorials also showed
the need for a rapid expansion of
the University as a whole.
(Te Bs Oontlnusd)
GERRY
(Continued From Psge 1)
During Vancouver's summer ot
Oolden Jubilee celebrations I reported more than fifty of Gerry's
addresses, and can testify to his
ability to sway an audience. At his
own admission, his talk here last
week was not up to the McQeer
standard, but lt was far from boring.
A dynamic personality, Mr. Mooter haa real difficulty In getting
along with thoae with whom he
worka. Inclined to be overbearing and dictatorial at times, hs
haa many blttsr enemies in public
life.
At the same time, he has the
ability and brains that serve to Impress the populace at election
times. He ls at his best facing an
audience of hecklers.
LOVKS CITY
Enemies and friends alike agree
In the statement that Mr. McOeer
has a genuine love for Vancouver,
and that his heart Is set on seeing
this city better known throughout
the world.
His present ambition Is to see an
Empire Fair here ln 1939, at the
same time as the big exposition in
San Francisco.
He enjoys having his picture taken, and during the Jubilee summer
could easily claim the reputation of
Canada's most photographed man.
Best liked were the shots ot himself in the ornate regalia of the
mayor's, offtclal robes.
During his term in the mayor's
chair, Oerry used the civic car ao
strenuously that it was worn out
in a bare two years, even though
it was one of the best makes on
the market. Now he drives his own
car, and seldom goes more than 30
miles  an hour.
It ls easy to be critical of the actions of such a figure as Mr. McQeer, harder for some to see the
good points.
Standing In favor of Oerry'a
waya of doing thlnga la the simple
faot that he oan hurdle the feneea
of red tape, and get action, although that aotlon la oft-times not
fully eonsldered.
A man of action, a thinker, a driving personality, these words can all
be used to picture Vancouver's
Oerry McOeer.
acter approaches and, completely
taken in by the disguise, is murdered also. The two murderees
calmly get up and leave the stage.
Even the Chinese laugh at this.
It grows late. We buy bananas.
The usher disposes of the skins for
us by opening the door and throwing them into the street. After a
while we follow them.
The autos of Pender Street look
odd, and the street lights seem out
of place. Neon signs are a bit of
a surprise. Just about twenty
yards off Pender Street, on Shanghai Alley, is China. But here we
are, home again.
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Whiskers in The Dark
AFTERNOON OF A HEEL
The rakish yellow roadster
streaked across Georgia viaduct and
squealed to a standstill with smoking tires. Rain alanted across the
twin tunnels of light, the headlights bored through the mist, and
for a moment two figures in Aqua-
Scutum coats (Austin Reed, Montreal and London) were illuminated
as they carried a sodden form to
the parapet of the bridge.
Bomb Williams roused himself
from his drunken stupor as he
sensed his approaching doom. Dave
Farey and Bat Denby held him
firmly over the awful depth. "We
give you one last chance o' man,"
sa'd Farey. "Are you going to stop
hanging around Audrey Eyeful and
Margerine Messup, or aren't you?"
"Can I help it if they think I'm
swell," retorted Williams, his voice
trailing away into nothingness as
he hurtled down into the gloom. A
moment later there was a faint
sllmey splash. The roadster zoomed
oft* into the night.
DEATH AND THE DEEN
At the same instant that Williams' body struck the noisome surface of False Creek, J. Meredith
Tutt was creeping through the
lunch papers on the Caf floor fifteen
miles away. Pale November moonlight filtered through the windows,
illuminating the marble table tops
with an eery morgue-like gleam.
Somewhere in the gloom Dr. Gordon M. Scrumm was waiting for
him with the questionnaire on aex
that would soon be placed in the
handa of every student. And somewhere else in the gloom Chang
Suey and his henchmen waited to
steal the questionnaire.
BEER
Continued from Page 1
An interesting note in connection
with the presentation ot melodrama
is the opinion of a feature writer
In a U. S. magazine, who attended
the "Fireman's Flame." He listened
to the audience cheer
PRIMITIVE the hero — with its
ART tongue in  Its cheek.
He watched the actors play the thing with eloquent
gestures and stances — w|th their
tongues In their cheeks. And then
he went home and wrote a piece
about it.
His contention is that we do not
burlesque the paintings ot the early
primitives. We make an attempt to
get Into the spirit of their time. It
ls the Bame with music. Why not
with drama?
But he neglects to mention the
fact that we do not burlesque Sophocles or Aristophanes. And the antics of the Chorus are at times exceedingly funny.
But the excesses of the nineties
are made for burlesque. There ls
something quintessentially right
about the villain's broadly done
slink; the absolutely purest purity
ot the heroine is funny. In this
day, it couldn't be anything else.
Let those who want to present
melodramas seriously. We'll take
Hayman's moustache twirling.
A low gurgling moan echoed under the tables hollowly. Tutt quickly buried himself in papera, his hair
erect and pulse pounding like a
B. C. Electric bus. His hand met
something cold and raw and he
frose into immobility again. Discovering it was only an old lemon
pie, he continued his slow noiseless
progress across the floor.
MORE FUN
Suddenly a light twinkled across
the quad, and a moment later a
man in uniform entered the Caf
door in a gust of wind and autumn
leaves. "She's dead!" he screamed
brokenly gripping the wall. "Somebody go phone the police quick.
That damned chink has murdered
Maria de Beandollert all over her
offlce.   Scout's honour!"
He dropped bleeding to the floor
and rolled over to reveal a wlngjing buried in his side.
"Stay where you are!" boomed
the commanding sepulchural voice
of Chang Suey from behind the
cash register, as Tutt and Dr.
Schrumm advanced to inspect • the
dead watchman. "Drop those guns,
white pigs, and place your handa
above your heads."
At the same instant there was a
flash ot light, a crash ot glass and
a rakish yellow roadster burst
through the North wall of the Caf
and came to rest across the counter,
its headlights still burning. Farey
turned off the radio, drew hia automatic, and fired three ahota into
Chang Suey'a stomach.
(To be continued.)
Now what? Who doee Dave
Farey think he la anyway? Read
all about it next week unleaa we
decide to atudy Inatead. All the
aame, poor Chang Suey.
Phrateres Go Masculine
In Intramurals
Popularity aft intramural sports
has spread to the Phrateres subchapters.
This term they will follow a
noon-hour schedule of volleyball.
With a membership of over twenty
in each sub-chapter, it is highly
probable that more than one team
will repreaent a branoh.
Schedules have been posted on
the Phrateres' notice board.
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Call No. 4 DICK BUILDING
Broadway and Oranvllle
Wednesday afternoon at 8.80
p.m. the Ze-Delt, sub-chapter of
the Phrateres, will have a tea for
its members in the Women's Common Room. The speaker for the
event will be Dr. Joyce Hallamore.
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Tuesday, November 30, 1937
ICEMEN   MAY  ENTER  INTER-COLLEGIATE   LOOP
Just Lookin'
by
'Van" Perry
We have been wondering. What
la the matter wtth Winter Sporta
around the campua   There is an
Outdoors Club and a Ski Club,
and they meet U. of W. and other
American colleges once or twlee
during the winter. But ao what?
And what about skating? Nearly
everybody skates, but Just try and
show us any evidence of an organised skating club.  Just try.
Here's what we beef about. Of
•11 the sports on the campus, only
track, soccer, swimming, skiing,
and skating are Olympic sport's. Of
these, the flrst two are major, the
third is sub-major, but the last two
•re sum-minor. And they shouldn't
be.
Over two thousand on the
grounds, and the big sports of
wintertime are given the go-by
from nearly all. What's the matter? We don't mean any slams at
the organisation along these lines
that are already functioning here.
We do mean to take a crack at
those who could be supporting these
clubs, but aren't.   So there.
* *    »    *
With winter sports in mind, we
took a stroll up Hollyburn over the
week-end, for local colour. Started
off well by being an hour late for
the ferry. Ended up two and a
half houra late at the top.
Different country, with inches of
snow instead of feet of the stuff.
Got well turned around, and then
snickered at by a damael from the
Hollyburn Pacific.
Muddy trails, most beneficial for
the feet. Dogs ache worse than
teeth, incidentally. But forgot 'em
staring at the surroundings.
Old-timers have told us that the
North Shore has some of the dirtiest ski-country in North America.
Quite right, in more ways than one.
But could  develop  many  skiers  if
we  only tried.
• *    *    •
Hint   to   Varaity   clubs:   Try
packing a piano up the hill. Rumours have it that H.P. applications are coming in thick and faat
since they got one Into their new
cabin.
Hint to mountaineerettes: Don't
take the old compact along.   Natural colour blooma faater in the
hills than anywhere elae.   Yea, Al-
phonse, we've been there before.
STUDENT PASSES
AU students have them —
why not use them. Come out
to the McKechnie Cup Rugby
game on Saturday at the Stadium.
RUGBY BANQUET
The annual Rugby Banquet
takes place next Saturday after the McKechnie Cup game
when the players gather In
the Georgia Hotel to tackle
the banquet board with the
same gusto as they tackle a
ball-carrier.
The time is set for 7 o'clock
in the evening.
Aristocrats
Not only aro those aristocrats In
appearance, but also in quality.
STACY'S
LIMITED
TWO    STORES
528 W. Hastings      Opp. Spencer's
762 Granville      Opp. Lyric Theatre
STOP PRESS
Varsity beat Munro Fur
47-42, after being behind 17-
15 at the half. Rann Matthison with 16 points and Bud
Matheson with 10 points led
their team to victory. Alex
Lucas and Joe Pringle both
turned in smart performances.
HELLO GIRLS
BEAT CO-EDS
A good demonstration of
how basketball might be played on ice was given Thursday
when the senior B co-eds slid
to a 24-12 defeat against the
Monophones, an Intermediate
team, at the Western Gym.
The floor was so slippery, balance was kept with difficulty
and fast rushes were just a
laugh.
The play was Just mediocre with
the slippery court preventing the
Monophones from showing what
they really could do.
CHATTER . . . Margaret Porter
savsd the students' faoe somewhat by scoring eight points . . .
enough sitters to win a eouple
of gamea were missed by the
luckless co-eds . . . tomorrow
night this team taokles the highflying Western quintette; 'tls
hoped the score won't be much
words than 60-0 (It waa thla
Western outfit that whltewaahsd
the Varsity Intermediates 77-0).
Time for the show lo 8; place, the
oampua gym.
ARE NEGOTIATING   WITH
GONZAGA9 S SPORT HEAD
U.B.C. Would Play With W.S.C, Idaho and
Gonzaga; Proxy Lambert Plana Exhibition Tilts
By  HUGH SHIRREFF
Gradually recovering from
their rather ignominous seasonal debut with the Regina
"Orphans" the Varsity hockey
team is attempting to get a
f>lace in the proposed Intercol-
egiate loop which is taking
form in the universities to the
south, namely Idaho, Washington State and Gonzaga.
Father Paul Corkery, director
of Men's Athletics at Gonzaga,
is the man behind the scene
in the tentative league.
As yet nothing definite has been
learned on the matter, but hookey
prexy Maury Lambert haa begun
negottatlona with the aforementioned colleges in an attempt to
either get the Thunderbirds a place
in the 16op or to arrange a aeries
of exhibition gamea with the various  teams.
Besides this the puck men are
going to attempt to retain their
Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate
championship, which they won last
year, against the University of
Washington. In the past this playoff has consisted of the best of
three games, but it is hoped that
this will be Increased to the best
of Ave this year. As if this were
not enough, exhibition games with
members of the local senior loop
are also likely to take place.
TEAM  HAS POWER
If these plans materialize this
should be a banner year for the hockeyists and they feel sure that
they can give a good account of
themselves in all of these games.
Lack of condition and co-ordination
made them look bad against tbe
"Orphans," but the team ls packed
with potentiality which is bound to
come out during the course of the
season. They have on their roster
at leaet Ave players who starred
ln tough Intermediate hockey and
after all at its best that ls all the
senior league amounts to.
VARSITY THUNBERBIRBS IN
SECONB McKECHNIE CLASH
Carey Snarls Over 'Berhan Odas With Thought
Of Battle; Tussle With Victoria on Stadium
Field
By PRANK C. THORNELOB
Shades of Tiny Noble, Val Gwyther et al return at 2.45
Saturday next as Varsity's McKechnie Rugby greats battle
with their traditional enemies from Victoria.
Never before has Victoria given her Rep team such a
build-up and never before has Carey snarled over Elizabethan
poetry. Carey and his coherts swear (not profanely) to undo
the team from across the gulf and to leave the accustomed
fifteen on the sod no less and the vim, vigor and vitality
saved by a beneficent rain last week-end will be pyramided
for the coming encounter on the green sward of the Varsity
ruggah pitch (spelled stadium).
SUPERIORITY COMPLEX MAY HELP "JOE" COLLEQB
Varsity, as we know,  is defending  the historic  McKechnie bauble
presented  of  yore  by  her  Chancellor   Dr.  R.   EJ.  McKechnie  and  with
the Doctor looking on and with Varsity one game down to Vancouver
Reps neither superior players, superior plays nor superior numbers (the
forgotten man), all ot which are alleged for Victoria, can dampen the
Varsity enthusiasm, esprit de corps, or the Varsity pedlgogical "oomph."
Aa a prelim., St.  George's College of Vancouver  have a  set-to
with the Brentwood boys—you know from the  Island?    Thla game
at 1.45 ahould at least provide an enjoyable Interval before the elaah
of the oentury.    It Is estimated that both theae schools have the beat
coach and team that eaoh of these schools haa preaented for public
gaae In many an age.
JOHNNY  BIRO WILL  BE   BACK   FOR   FRAY
The Varsity team will be practically the same as that which downed
the redoutable Meralomas in the last game with the valuable addition
of Johnny Bird. Victoria, however, features a team of veterans with the
injection of Bill Brown and Harry Barber to the backfleld. Jack Ferguson to fullback and captain, and possibly Vic Moore, Cyril Doheny, Doug.
Hatch, Bill Thompson and Bert Simpson to the scrum, as new blood.
This should not hurt the local hope, however, as new blood ls said to
spill  as  easily  as  old  and   to   flow  more  copiously.
As an added attraction there will be a monster rally In the
Auditorium (more about this next Issue). The day for the pep meet
is no secret, however, and the reputation built up by the Rugby
Club Pep meets should oall out a crowd that will threaten to exceed
that at the game.
RAH!   RAH!   COLLEGE'S   YEAH   TEAM!
All in all it should prove an epochal day (or should I say it in
French) with the weather arranged for (rain or shine), a bang-up pep
rally, and two teama ot proven and would-be Rugby greats. And to be
sure the acrobatic perambulating pepst&rs promise that this will be
their greatest of many great efforts ln stagecraft when the cheer leaders
confront the  crowd  at  the  Stadium  Saturday next.
Sport Snaps
by
Frank Turner
Mrt»imwi*mmnM
aus certainly came to
town last Saturday night. It was
a mite early for that genial gent
te   be   Jovially   winking   around
these parta, but Papa Xmaa was
expertly   planting  aome  of that
warm red glow of happiness into
the  hearts   of   Vancouver   sport
fana the aame eve.
Aiding the King of Sports in the
carefree killing of a couple of night
houra were aome of his best stooges
of   the   pantomine,   those   heaving
showmen  who added  another "O"
to   their   present   double-barrelled
label,  now  panned  "grunt,  groan,
and guffawers."
S. CLAUS CACKLES
Even the rotund figure of merriment had trouble keeping control
of » alight benevolent amile that
constantly threatened to break into
• continual chuckling and caekling
laugh.
In fact, the top layer of ear-
dine-packed     howlers     in     Bob
Brown's   V.A.C.   gym   awore  up
and  down  they saw   the   aame
bundle of goodwill draped  over
the roof rafter, hla sides shaking
and eyea watering aa he beamed
hla approval on the aatnlne antlca
of a half-dosen wild and woolly
ahowmen from Wrestle-town, who
were out on the floor giving all
for one  of hla cloaest relationa
—Aunt Charity.
In fact, reader (we hope there's
at least ft singleton)  it waa more
than worth the ducats—the baaketball game we mean, which Varsity's
Joe Pringle won for the Inter-city
All-Stars   in   the   last   minute   of
play—if that matters.
•    •    *    *
WE WONDER...
And now we come to the wondering, or "Why not us?" stage in
this clacking of keys. . . . Wondering if it's possible, or feasible for
U.B.C. to get in this seasonal fund
of fun game . . . and if everyone
else can kick through with the odd
shekel, why not us?
But don't get ua wrong . . .
we're not optimistically fool
enough to figure on starting another bag of Xmaa cheer . . . but
we can't aee why a benefit game
of a pantomine,' or serious, or
both nature, couldn't be played.
And, with due respect to our more
worldly Intellectual friends, why
shouldn't aome of that exceaa
energy go towarda aomethlng
worthwhile—inatead of a lot of
futile bickering about party polities, and auch thlnga.
LETHARGY . . . YOU OOT ME!
Now that we've whistled around
Deatination bend, we'd like to pull
our train of thought up with a
piercing shriek: "Pull up your
aocks, Council, team managera,
aport officials, players—and let's
do something for a change!"
Soccerites   In
Mid-Week Go
The recent lull in the storm of
soccer activity Is expected to be
shattered once more in the near
future, with the announcement
today that the aphere-boppera
will meet a downtown team sometime thla week on the campua.
Definite arrangements have not
yet been completed and the game
is still a bit of a mystery, all
those interested in aoccer are
requested to watch the notice-
boards carefully for announcement and to flock out in their
thousands on the afternoon of
the game.
NOTICE
Trials for the Rotary Ice Carnival relays are being held this week
starting today between 12 and 1
o'clock. Any skaters wishing to get
into this please get in touch with
Maury Lambert via the Arta Letter
Rack.
VARSITY
SERVICE STATION
"AT THE GATES"
"Our Service Means Happy Motoring"
]72€17?ORIflL CflTCS
UNIVERSITY
te
OF   SASKATCHEWAN
I onttrucud ef native field (tent
' ef a warm fray Ions wilh llnu of
pink and ysllow—thas* beautiful *****
ware dedicated May 3rd, 198t , . .
to tha memory ef students aad staff
who fall «)urln» ths Qrsat War.
British   Consols
CANADA-U.S.A.
SWIM M EET
IS   MOOTED
If the power of the pen means
anything, the University of British
Columbia may increase its prestige
■nd renown—in faot, broaden it to
International scope.
Add to that opening aplurge
the one little phrase—Intercollegiate competition—and you'll
have aomethlng to about about.
If you failed to catch the hidden
meaning, we're referring to the
proposed International Inter-Collegiate Swim Meet, with representative mermaids from all over U.S.
and Canada, from nearly every college, or Varsity, of any consequence.
BUNTY SPEAKS
Bunty Butters, genial and comely
mistress of Campus Co-ed swimmers, imparted the above information yesterday, and mystifyingly
implied that 'twas not all rumour
and  supposition.
It seefs Bunty received an
epistle from a Southern college
the other day Inviting U.B.C. to
compete in a suggested meet of
this scope, which would, of necessity, br held in a telegraphic
manner. Which meana results of
the meet would be recorded in
the home town of the College
taking part, and telegraphed to
the National Committee.
Thia gala day would be held
aome time after Christmas, and
would include breaat atroke, backstroke, free style and diving as individual events, ae well •■ having
the odd relay race.
BASKETBALL STANDING
INTER-CITY LEAGUE
W. L. D. P.F. P.A. Pta,
VARSITY ...4    2    0 181 166 8
Ryeraon   .... 3    2    0 168 161 8
Adanaos .... 2    2    0 110 100 4
Munros   2    2    0 129 124 4
Westerns  ..220 145 140 4
Stacya   1    4    0 147 179 2
BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Bddle Armstrong, only man In
Canada to have won three Dominion basketball championships, twice
on a varsity team, is now the man-
anger and power behind Stacy's, the
new Oranville Street shoe store.
Eddie is backing the Stacy's team
in this year'a league, playing
against his old mates for the Chiropodists' helpers.
FREE THROW
COMPETITION
Finals Will Ba
Hsld Todsy
Intramural foul shooting
concludes tomorrow at the
gym when the five remaining
teams tee off at noon. Aggies
and Arts '41 take the north
basket to do their popping at,
while Arts '89 and '40 use the
south target. Education takes
the floor at 12.30 to'wind up
the competition.
ARTS '38 IN LEAD
Results from last week's shooting shows Arts '38 In the lead
with S3 baskets out of a possible
160, followed by Selenee '38 with
79. The solenee men of the yeara
640, '39 and '41 follow In that order with 67, 66 and 62 pointa respectively.
IDYLL,  DAVIS  IN   FRONT
Leading basket tossers from the
foul line so far ln the inter-class
contest are Clarence Idyll of Arts
'38, and Jack Davis of Science '39.
The former has notched 35 markers out of hts quota of 60, while the
latter has ringed 31 of his 60 tries.
The competition is expected to
be closer than ever tomorrow as it
reaches its final stage and the
marksmen get their sights trained
on the baaket and those valuable
points in Intramural competition
for the Governor's Cup.
INTRAMURALS
At the weakly meeting ef the
Intramural Oommittee, yesterday,
the next form ef Inter-cleaa competition waa deolded en — forward
paaelng. Missing from the meeting
were Oso. Crosson, Ted, MoPhee,
Evan ap Roberta, Bob McLellan
and Renshsw — athletlo reps, from
Bduoatlon, Arta '40, Be. '41, Arte '38
and Arts '41.
VAN VLIET. TRUSSELL .    .    .
These two gentlemen, aa well
aa the ether more faithful olaaa
reps, would bs more than pleaaed
to remind the wandering onee
that the apeolal Intramural governing body atlll moots In Maury'e
offfee eaeh and every Monday at
12.18 noon.
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This risky young chap
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