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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
VOL. XVI.
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1934
No. 32
Curiosity Pays
In Journalism
Says Bouchette
Don't Expect Money
Avers City Columnist
"Have you an irresistable desire to
peep under blinds that have been
drawn discreetely down to about
three inches above the window sill?"
A doctor, lawyer, "seller of brass
tacks" will walk past, but not a reporter. So if you have an urge to go
places and peek in keyholes you have
one of the essential qualities of a
reporter as outlined by Mr. Bouchette in his lecture on Journalism
in Arts 100 Wednesday.
With "The Hell you say" as his
motto, the writer of "Lend Me Your
Ears" Informed a large audience that
a desire to get at the bottom of things
was the motivating force that makes
a good .reporter. "By hook or by
crook" a newspaper worker must
get his story even if powerful forces
in the form of public utilities and the
like use all methods to prevent him.
"When I was in the army, winning the war, I didn't join to make
money, and this applies to newspaper men. Don't go into a newspaper to make money." Thus the
sage of the Sun gave the second qualification for a reporter. When you
do get "into the money," you find
you are no longer a newspaper man
but a writer. And it is an ability
to do something unusual that will
get you out of the rut. Walter Winchell became the world's highest
paid newspaper man through an ability to sell gossip about celebrities.
The history of the newspaper profession is an evolution of control
from the editor's chair to the advertising managers chair. But the public will soon wake up to the fact that
the news, features, comic strips and
the type of thing one reads in the
daily newspaper, is merely an attractive wrapping for the advertisements which cmoprise sixty-five percent, of the space. When the readers do realize this an demand a
smaller, more concise publication
that really interprets world events the
golden age for newspaper writers will
dawn. Then journalism will become
an important and worthwhile profession, rather than a way station to
other goals.
Have you a nose for facts for their
own sake? This too, is an essential in this field.
Regarding the necessary preliminary education Mr. Bouchette admitted
that Schools of Journalism are not
held in good repute by professional
journalists. He himself favored them
as a possible step over "the writing-
up of butchers' funerals" that featured his own early days an obituary
reporter.
University education, if taken seriously, Is of great value in the newspaper fields, in drawing out the faculties of mind and developing a sense
of balance and judgment. The lack
of welcome that a college graduate
gets in a newspaper office is due to
the impression given by aome of that
(Continued on Page 3)
Crown Colony
Status Denied
B.C. By Forum
"Resolved that B. C. should revert
to a Crown Colony," was defeated by
one vote at a meeting of the Parliamentary Forum Tuesday evening in
Arts 100.
John Sumner, in proposing this,,
stated that the population of B. C. is
largely crowded into one spot, and
this population suports the debt of
the whole area. "Only five times
since 1900 has income exceeded expenditure," he said. There is a largo
amount of graft in B. C. which could
be eliminated in a crown colony, he
averred.
C. C, An Autocracy
"A Crown Colony is an autocracy,
though partly governed by a privy
council elected by the people," he
insisted. The leader in the government would be i governor appointed by the Crown.
"The Civil Service is the government in any system, and the trained
civil servants of a Crown Colony
would have assured ability and in-
egrity," he said. Vancouver might
be declared a free port and accrue
many advantages, he "thought."
Earnest Brown, leader of the "Government," assailed Sumner's competence to suggest a governmental
change. What about tariff barriers
which would be placed against B. C.
he asked. Pointing out alleged points
gained by B.C. in the recent Inter-
provincial Council, he wanted to
know who would pay the debts of
the province.
"Provincial government is a direct
expression of public opinion and desire," he averred. "Canada treats
B. C. fairly and we have no need of
a change."
Greek Letters
Now Squelched
At Queen's U.
Frat  Membership  Is
. Now Indictable..
Co-operation Wot Compulsion
Keynote Of Fascist System
DUKE INTERVIEWED  .
LIKENS' FASCISM
AND N.R.A.
AT INSTITUTE
SIGNOR EUGENIO CROIZAT
Physicists Thrill To
Galactic Nebula Talk
"Galactic Nebulae" was the topic
of the lecture delivered by Dr. F. S.
Hogg at the noon-hour meeting of the
Physics Club in Science 100 last Tuesday.
Nebulae, explained Dr. Hogg, are
bodies of matter varying in size from
the atom to the small pebble situated
out in space at the average distance j
of four to fifteen light years from
our earth. These nebulae are divided into two classes: illuminated)
and non-illuminated. The early astronomers thought that the non-illuminated nebulae were holes in the
sky. Science has now discovered that;
they are non-illuminated bodies of {
an exceedingly low density, of diameter, of fifteen light years. The illuminated nebulae, the speaker continued, are masses of this same matter illuminated lay n star in close
proximity to them, or in some cases
inbeddrd in them. These illuminated nebulae appear to the casual observer to be rather large blurred
stars. In reality, however, the light
which eminates from them is much
greater than that which would be
given by the star which illuminates
them were it alone in space.
Italian    Speaker   At
Van. Institute
The regular Saturday meeting of the
Vancouver Institute will be addressed
by two of the Italian speakers who are
now turing the country under the auspices of the National Council of Education.
Signor Euginio F. Croizat will speak
on "Gems of Italian Arts," while Sig-
norina Amy Bernardy's subject will
be 'Social Reconstruction in Italy."
On Tuesday, February 20th, Signor
Croizat will deliver an illustrated lecture on "Italian Art" in Arts 100 at
3:15 while Signorina Bernardy will
speak to the student body next Wednesday noon.
Sweated Labor Due
To Spring Bargains
"Business conditions have been
caused by people trying to get something for nothing," stated Mr. V. C.
Irons in his talk on "Business Ethics,"
before a V.C.U. meeting Wednesday
noon.
Mr. Irons went on to explain how
bad sales tmd bargain days were for
business, as it is impossible for dealers to pay their employees a living
wage when they are forced to give
things away.
Mr. Irons told of the campaign
started by (he Rotary Club to improve
business ethics. The members of this
society interviewed a large number
of people, and drew up a list of bad
practises which have crept into business lately.
"Through legislation is the only
way we can possibly get satisfactory
codes of ethics worked out, but you
can't legislate honesty into people.
Nothing in man is big enough to
combat the things we are up against
now,"  Mr.  Irons said.
Fraternities are now officially abolished from the campus of Queen's
University. At a meeting held last
week an amendment to the constitution of the Alma Mater Society
was passed making membership in
a fraternity an indictable offence,
and providing penalties for violence
j of the regulation.
This decision comes as the culmination to a long and bitter fraternity
row that has been raging on the
Queen's campus. Although never
officially recognized, three fraternities have openly existed.
Pro and Con
Over a thousand students thronged
Grant Hall as fraternity and anti-
fraternity advocates put their arguments before the student body. At
times there was considerable confusion in the audience, as would-be
speakers vied for the floor.
The final motion amending the constitution was passed by a vote of 369
to 183. "We are juggling with dangerous instruments when we let fraternities into Queen'," declared one of
the speakers. "If the Queen's spirit
is worth preserving we must vote
for these amendments, if not let us
leave Queen's." Fraternity members
defied anyone to show that any of
their 68 members had done anything
contrary to the interests of the University.
The passing of the amendment came
as a direct result of the election of
an anti-fraternity Student's Council
last fall. This attack on the frats
was their redemption of election
pledges.
Editorial Comment
Editorially the Queen's Journal
says of the situation, "It must be
admitted that the question of fraternities has caused much bitterness,
but unnecessarily, we think as differences of opinion are poor reasons
for breaking up friendships of long
standing. Time will probably heal
the breach which will seem less important as time passes. The revived
interest in student affairs, by those
most directly concerned, the students,
will indicate to a doubting world
that student self-government is not
a failure.
In th. opinion of Don Mario Colonna the N.R.A. as operated in the
United States compared in many
ways with Fascism, with the notable
difference that the N.R.A. comes
from above, while the effects of Fascism come from the co-operative efforts of all the people.
For a very few minutes in the office of President Klinck the Ubyssey
representatives had the opportunity of
interviewing the Due di Rignano.
While the members of the Faculty
who were rushing him off to a luncheon held his coat, the Duke indulged
in a rapid-fire discussion of political
affairs in Italy.
Dynamic Eloquence
Not unlike a Roman senator in appearance, intense, earnest, and volu-
able, he poured out the soul of Fascist Italy in a flood of dynamic eloquence. As a graduate of Cambridge
he speaks with splendid colloquial
English, enlivened by a touch cf
Latin fire. , •
In his opinion, Canadian universities ere more similar to those of Italy
than the British Universities, especially with regard to co-education
which is given considerable stress in
Italy. He expressed a sincere interest in student activities and hoped
that he would be able to make closer
contacts with the undergraduates on
his return to Vancouver from Victoria.
Fascism Inevitable
He ielt that all Parliaments must
eventually work towards Fascism.
The parliamentary system is only
successful under a two-party organization. It completely breaks down
when factionalism gains control. Under the corporate state all minorities
are given representation through the
division of the representation, but
there is no danger of a single minority monopolizing control.—M. E.
CAMPUS GUEST
LARGE    GATHERING    IN
AUDITORIUM  HEARS
ITALIAN NOBLE
DON MARIO COLONNA
Who spoke twice yesterday on the
campus on the subject of Italy, the
corporate stale.
Mikado Selections On
Home Gas Hour
This Sunday evening members of
the cast of the Mikado will be guest
artists on the Home Gas Hour. Several selections from the forthcoming
production will be rendered.
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j        Sneers and Jeers
j By The Campus Crab
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Literary criticism, severe, but sneak-
Ingly sympathetic. Moral criticism,
severe and unsympathetic. Outburst
of crass materialism.
Elsewhere in this issue you will
find the first signs of spring. It has
been in the air for some time, and at
last has penetrated the pub office.
Preliminary warnings in the shape of
unusually vile puns, wisecracks and
excruciating yodelling have prepared
us, but the main flood of spring poetry descended Wednesday morning,
and caught us unawares, as it always
does.
It is rather difficult to be properly
crabby about the perennial vernal
lunacy, especially on days like this,
but I must say I attribute a good
deal of the prevalent fog to the
mournful vapors that curl out of the
envelopes as the staff opens one masterpiece after another. Most of them
end with either the author or his
Sweet Adeline safely tucked away in
the graveyard.
I must say, (literary quality disregarded, of course), that I would
much prefer to read a limerick written by a husky truck driver who has
just tucked away large portions of
roast beef rare and plum pudding, to
an ode inspired by a long regime of
dyspepsia and digestive tablets. And
why, oh why, the desperate, sadistic
view that all Varsity poets take when
dealing with our old friend the biological urge?
*   +    *
Speaking of criticism, I am happy
to welcome to our columns the two
gentlemen that dealt with me in the
last issue. I am even more happy
to point out to them that their letters
contain much more sound and fury
than sound common sense.
Their  obtuse  minds  have  not  yet
been able to grasp the point that I
have so plainly, not to say emphatically, been stressing for some time.
This is the fact that they are making little progress in their chosen
fields of reform by inaugurating a
new club every time a new world
problem shows up, in order that they
may add new streams of frothy eloquence to those that are already deluging civilization on all sides. This
is not only to be applied to the International Relations Group, but to
almost every group on the campus.
What they ought to do, is to get
down to practical, as opposed to visionary idealism, and tackle some of
the evils right hero on the campus,
where they can make a little tangiblo
headway against them, if they choose
to substitute elbowgrease for bellyache.
Ignorance, indifference, selfishness,
disunion and political intrigue are responsible for the state of the world
today, which my friends view with
so much alarm. These same vices
are rampant in miniature on the
campus. We had better reform ourselves before we advance grandiose
projscts for reforming th. world. Cur
Tin-Pot Galahads might also accumulate a little much needed experience
in the process.
*   •   •
I will now elaborate another project that these gentlemen (r.ot just
my critics, but the associated league
of Omnipotent Potentates' might tak*
up. One of the chief causes of the
undergraduate body falling into small
cliques   and   groups,   is   the   lack   of
Travel Books
Examined By
Letters Club
The Ideal travel writer must have
an insatiable curiosity, be observant,
and be accurate; be must know history, sciences of the earth and the
languages of the people, must understand humanity, have a sense of humor, and be free from pre-conception.
This was the statement of Stewart
Crysdale in a paper on "Travel
Books' 'before the Letters Club Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. Lemuel H. Robertson.
The writer of this type of literature must convey the atmosphere of
the country to his reader, according
to Crysdale, while probably the most
important element in such work is
the expression of the personality of
the author.
First Travel Book
Mandeville's Travels he cited as the
first English travel book, while of
all countries "ths greatest traveller
and the most magnificent observer of
medieval times was incomparable
Marco Polo," he declared.
Hakluyt's Voyages the speaker described as the epic work of travel in
the greatest of all ages of adventure
and discovery, in which the author
handled the mass of material "with
such grand enthusiasm and yet delightfully cold common sense that it
still lives, vivid and fresh."
He regarded Arthur Young's "Travels in France and Italy" as marking
the beginning of a new development
in travel literature in which expression of individuality comes to the fore,
and in which the author wrote as he
is inclined or inspired—dropping conventionalities, and appearing to apeak
the actual truth.
Subjective Treatment
The speaker also indicated that the
general trend of travel literature is
towards subjective rather than objective treatment. D. H. Lawrence
he represented as typifying extreme
sensuousness, and expressing his personality in his description, whereas
R. L. Stevenson's personality is revealed in his narrative.
Other writers mentioned included
Charles Doughty, whose "Arabia Des-
erta' 'was considered the greatest
English travel book ever written, Hil-
aire Belloc, Gertrude Bell, and many
others.
Travel literature has never developed as a movement or revival, but
rather has been the work of a few
great men at different times, according to the paper.
FOUND
On the Boulevard, a rust colored
Eclipse fountain pen. Apply at Student's Council office.
r
or  icunge !
any   adequate   social   hall
where   the  students   may   con. rcgr.te !
in their spare tim?.
A lot of the expense of class parties,
also goes toward the rental of halls'
(Continued on Page 3)
COMING EVENTS
Friday—
W.U.S. meeting in Arts 100 to
discuss the Co-Ed.
V.C.U. meeting In Arts 201 nt
noon.
Inter-class Swim Meet at Crystal Pool at 6;„0 p.m.
Tuesday-
La Canadienne meets nt 2045
West Fifteenth Avenue at 8 p.m.
A vivid picture of the new corporate state of Italy was given to a
crowded audience of students in the
auditorium yesterday noon by.Don
Mario Colonna, due dl Rignano, noted
Italian speaker now touring Canada
under the auspices of the National
Council of Education.
After the war Italy was faced with
chaos. Her economic and parliamentary machinery had ceased to
function. It was the task of Mussolini to organize the national community on a solid basis.
The government is no longer a
strong-handed dictatorship ruling
with a rod of iron. It acts as an intermediary between the legitimate interests of the community. It is a
happy middle course between the
two extremes of complete laissss-
faire liberalism and communism,
drawing the line between state interference* and individual action.
Liberal Government Cause of
Anarchy
The old liberal view could only result in economic anarchy, declared
the speaker. It was based on the
theory of who governs least governs
best. The complete liberal state has
never existed. The state must intervene whether lt likes it or not to
prevent strife between conflicting interests.
The other extreme alternative is
communism. Under this system the
citizen becomes a regulated individual. It does away with the mam-
spring of effort or self-interest on
the part of the individual A concentrated dictatorship of bureaucracy-
provides no scope for initiative.
It is the task of the Fascist state
to provide co-ordination, not compulsion. Every individual who does
his job rightly is an important factor in the common welfar.e Conflict-
continued on Page 3)
Good And Evil
Of Mandatory
Idea Probed
The essential features of the mandatory system—with special reference
to the British Empire—were discussed
by Miss Patricia Campbell when she
read her paper on the topic: "Is the
Mandatory System Veiled Imperialism?" before a meeting of the Historical Society held at the home of Mrs.
Nemetz on Monday evening.
"The mandatory system as a form
of 'trusteeship' for backward peoples
is one of the most important advances
of the 20th century towards international government," declared Miss
Campbell by way of introducing her
paper. The administration in some
modern territories lies between imperialism proper and impartial administration.
The mandatory system, in its final
form, was a compromise evolved out
of the various proposals, with regard
to German and Turkish territories,
that arose after the World War.
Growth of Idea
The speaker reviewed the growth
of the mandatory idea from its beginnings, in 1915, to the time, ln 1990,
when the principle was officially
sanctioned by the Versailles Treaty.
Altogether, fourteen mandated areas
(Continued on Page 3)
Canadian Aviation
Linked With Mining
"Aviation in Canada is linked directly to the mining industry, and the
fluctuations in commercial aviation
in Canada depend almost entirely
upon mining activity." This formed
the keynote of an address by Major
D. R. McLaren, D.S.O., on "Some Aspects of Commercial Aviation in
Canada," before the Engineering Society on Tuesday at noon.
Major McLaren traced the transport of supplies by air in Canada
from its early history in the nineteen
twenties until the present day when
planes can carry as much as five tons
in one load. Tho tremendous saving
in time by the use of air transport
was emphasized by the comprehensive group of slides exhibited by the
aviator, one of the pioneers in Canadian aviation. Page Two
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday,. February 16, 1934
3ty* Ibpanj
(Member C.I.P., P.I.P.A)
Telephone: Point Grey 206
Issued twice weekly by the Students' Publication Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Mall Subscriptions 92. per Year.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Norman Hacking *
SENIOR EDITORS
Tuesday: Pat Kerr Friday: John Cornish
News Manager: Archie Thompson
Spurts Editor: Dick Elson
Associate Editors: Zoe Browne-Clayton, Boyd Agnew
Associate Sports Editor: Don Macdonald
Assistant Editors: Esperance Blanchard, Murray Hunter,
Gerald Prevost
Assistant Sports Editors: Morley Fox, Clarence Idyll.
Literary Editor: Arthur Mayse
Feature Edlton Darrel Gomery
Exchange Editor: Nancy Miles
Reportorial Staff
General: Jack McDermot, Alan Morley, Freth Edmonds,
Helen Taylor, Warren James, Donna Lucas, Jim Findlay, Allan Baker, Margaret Ecker, Rosemary Edmonds,
Margot Greene, Pauline Patterson, J. Donald Hogg, Breen
Melvin, Stuart Devitt. Doreen Agnew, J. G. Hill, Paddy
Cotthurst, Allan F. Walsh.
Sport: John Logan, Peter O'Brien.
Advertising Manager: Jack Balcombe
Advertising Staff: Lois Sanderson, Bruce Gordon.
Circulation Manager: W. E. Simpson
Circulation Staff: W. Tomkinson, D. Jewett, D. Mills
TOTEM STAFF:
Editor: Ted Madeley
Associates: Constance Baird, Tad. Jeffery, Morley Fox.
Fred Richards.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16,1934
TILTING AT WINDMILLS
The new editor of the Toronto Varsity has
unbosomed himself of a lot of suppressed emotions. He doesn't beUeve in lectures. He
doesn't believe in examinations. In fact he
appears to be an educational atheist. He is
determined to destroy the worship of the old
gods that have ruled the destinies of higher
education for untold eons.
Lectures, he says, are an anachronistic excrescence corrupting the normal functions of
university life. He howls with rage at the necessity of attending to the obtuse meanderings
of antique pedagogues, while spring is in the
air and what-not.
In place of lectures the Varsity would substitute a system of supervision by professors
in the various branches of knowledge, and
printed sets of lecture notes. Thus both the
students and professors would have ample
opportunity to develop their 'dormant creative
power.'
As far as examinations are concerned the
Ubyssey wishes to echo the sentiments of
Toronto. Examinations in most subjects can
be unconditionally abolished. They are as antiquated and outmoded as lectures, with worse
consequences to the welfare of the student
body. One can at least sleep through lectures.
Very few have the temerity to sleep through
exams.
This university has gone far towards mitigating the worst evils of the system. In many
of the Arts courses only final examinations are
given, while considerable credit is given for
essay work. The present system should be
amplified and expanded. There should be an
improvement in the type of essays now submitted. Students should be required to show
proof that they have been engaged in an extensive study of their topic. It is a recognized fact
that most students acquire a much better conception of their courses from writing essays,
than from examination plugging or lecture
sleeping.
Instead of a final examination, why not
demand that a thesis be submitted which would
prove conclusively that the student has a comprehensive knowledge of his course? Far too
often examinations are written under nervous
strain or poor physical condition. A thesis
would require work over an extended period
with concrete results.
Just because the examination system has
survived through the ages is no proof of its
infallibility. The University of British Columbia has done much towards reforming the system. There is no reason why we should be
afraid of further progress.
UBRARY FACILITIES
"OT 53HQ G0B GEOS
Down at the University of Washington they
are going ahead with a mere $408,000 to build a
wing to the library in honor of the late Henry
Suzzallo, which will mean that the present
library facilities will be almost doubled.
Unfortunately no one has thought to supply
the money to provide books. At present the
University of Washington rankes lowest on the
lists of institutions of comparable size in the
United States, with only 35 volumes per student.
Unless more money is forthcoming the racks
The   W«\t- rui S
BY NANCY MILES
We're starting something new here today.
We're dedicating our column to a paragon of
perfection who, since he prefers to be anonymous no doubt, we shall not name. But we
just want to tell you that if you want a column
dedicated to you apply to us. Ten cents for
one paragraph, whole column for twenty-five.
If you want your name mentioned,it's a
nickle, and if you want it kept out, it's a dime.
A little later we'll have a ninety-five-cent
day, but we have to get in training first.
VIEWING WITH ALARM DEPT.
The university has gone positively orgiastic with spring and eloquence. In other
words, it's poetry or at least on first glance,
what looks like poetry.
We are presenting a little gem on spring
by the object of our dedication for today. The
poetry (?) under which we were deluged was
certainly worthy of the alarm with which we
viewed it, but this reclaims our faith in human
nature. Note the rhythm, the feeling, the zest
for life, above all note the rhymes. "Park
board," "larkspur." We perish with the beneath-named ecstacy.
SPRING AND UtVE AND liTTLE BIRDS
The sunshine on the unclouded brows
Of Hills,
And out come my half-forgotten Spring Tonics
And pills.
The feathered folk a-flutter-flut
Among the floral,
And Capital Punishment is revived by the
Parliamentary Forum.
Oh> twitter and chirp amid the sylvan twigs
Not quietly
While last rehearsals of "Mikado" end by the
Musical Society,
Race on the new-green grass, oh ecstacy,
Rhodedendrums and larkspur,
And Spring Projects by the philanthropic
Parks Board!
GENERAL INFLAMMATION DEPT.
We find that "culchaw" is rather a lot of
general information than useless information,
so, always pliable and ready to change our
minds, we change the name of the department.
And always topical, if a mere three days
late, we bring up the matter of John Wilkes
Booth, slayer of Abraham Lincoln.
A mummy had travelled for some twenty
years with a circus. It was the body of a gentleman known as Mr. St. Helen, who claimed
several times before his death in 1904 that he
was John Wilkes Booth.
The mummy was unwrapped and examined last year. In the stomach was located a
ring with a B on it. Booth always wore one.
The right foot had a thickened bone. Wilkes
broken his foot in his escape from the theatre.
The mummy had a deformed thumb and forehead scar. Booth was crushed in a machine
when a child, injuring his thumb and forehead.
What do you think about that ?
USELESS INFORMATION DEPT.
Ripley can talk about his weird coincidences but we've discovered the most extraordinary coincidence (and the most useless)
which is to be found on our very campus.
The pub telephone rang last week. A
sweet young thing answered it. "What is your
number?" asked the telephone. Some research
and a call to General Information of the telephone company revealed that the number was
Point Grey 206.
A few days later the telephone rang.
"What's the number of your office?" asked the
telephone. That baffled us for a while, but
presently one of our young genii thought to
look for the number on our office door.
And there it was.   Auditorium, 206.
All we can say is,
(Chorus) "It's a small world."
of the new wing may be as bare as the windi
swept prairie. As the Washington Daily remarks, Sunday sight-seers will gaze with awe
at the imposing empty structure and say: "Wait
until the folks at home see this."
It is interesting to note that while the
U.B.C. library has about 60 volumes per student, Stanford has 169, Oregon 111, Michigan
105, Missouri 95, and Colorado 88. All these
institutions have a considerably larger enrollment.
Class and Club
MONRO PREMEDICAL CLUB
Last minute arrangements concerning a tour of the Vancouver General
Hospital, by the Monro Pre-medlcal
Club on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 3.00
p.m., were concluded by that society
during a meeting held Tuesday noon
in Applied Science 207. Keen interest
in the project was evident and a
goodly number registered their desire
to attend.
saves
1NTERNATI8NAL RELATIONS
CLUB
The next meeting of the International Relations Club will be held on
Tuesday, Feb. 20, ut 8 o'clock, at the
home of Miss M. L. Bollert, 1185 West
10th Avenue. Dr. Topping will speak
on "The Question of Oriental Exclus
ion in Canada."
LA CANADIENNE
The next meeting of the club will
be held on Tuesday evening at 8.00
o'clock, Feb, 20, at the homo of the
Honourary President, Dr. Dorothy
Dallas, 2045 West 15th Avenue. Watch
the Letter Rack for individual notices.
LETTERS CLUB
Second-year students proceeding to
their third year are invited by the
Letters Club to apply for membership to fill the places of the graduating members. There are four vacancies for men and five for women; students proceeding from their third
year to their fourth are NOT eligible.
No qualifications ere desired except
that cf a sincere interest in literature.
Applications should be addressed to
the Secretary, Gwladys Downes, Arts
Letter Rack, and must be handed in
before Tuesday, Feb. 20.
What People Are
Saying
John Cornish: My spring poem was
truly inspired.
Connie: Thank you.
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George Olsen: I don't like being called suave.  People will think I'm  a
Czecho Suave or a Jugo-Suave.
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McTaggart Cowan: Are you the nitwit that left the badminton report
out of the paper three times?
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Archie: She's got to have personality and be able to cook.
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F. G. C. Wood: Seventeenth century
books used to end with them all getting married or otherwise punished.
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Nancy Miles: Did you read this split
infinitive. It tears my soul apart.
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Doc Coleman: My anatomy is kind
of sketchy.
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Nancy Miles: The way to write poetry about the spring is to go down into the basement, let the fire go out,
and run water into the basement until
it is up to your knees.
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Guy Palmer: Just because 1 am writing my thesis on worms, you needn't
throw them in my face.
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F. G. C. Wood: Clarissa wrote interesting letters to her friend An' How!
TOTEM PROOF
The following have not yet sent
their proofs back to the photographers, and unless this is done by Saturday, Feb. 17, it will be necessary
for the Totem staff   to  make   the
choice for the students concerned.
Brown, E. W. H.
Lando, H.
Latta, M.
Lauder, I.
McDiarmid, D.
Newcomb, E.
Perkins, D. W.
Roberts, K. L.
Rome, D.
Share, M.
Stewart, M. McL.
Stokvis, W.  ..
Symes, N. I.
Walker, E. M.
Wilson, A. F.
Korenaga, Y,
Mercer, K.
Bowering, A. J.
Doherty, T. H.
Durkin, P. J.
Mathews, J. D.
Fraser, S  T.
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Correspondence   1
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Why the sporadic oubturst of criticism against the Campus Crab? He
is certainly right when he discloses
that the enthusiasts preaching peace
ln the pulpits should direct their energies toward attending to the needs
of the University. If they are so
enthusiastic for peace why don't they
agitate against the C.O.T.C. or against
the bringing of Fascist speakers to the
Campus by the National Council of
Education?     '
But if these budding carriers of
the olive branch MUST speak outside the campus, why speak in
churches, of aU places? We may
judge the sincerity of churches In
their desire for peace when we realize that these pious institutions were
the greatest or among the greatest
recruiting stations in Canada during
the war, and that last year the Anglican Theologs voted to fight for King
and Country on the grounds that
war is "both inevitable and moral."
It would be more effective if these
propagandist of peace would stand on
soap boxes on important down town
thoroughfares and preach peace to
the passersby.
Far be lt for me to doubt the sin-
ceriy of these enthusiasts. But where,
after all, does this peace propaganda
get us? War is not merely a weakness of human nature which can be
eliminated by teaching people Its
foolishness and stupidity. War constitutes also a definite market for
goods, benefiting every capitalist
who owns the means of production.
The truth hurts, but figure out the
facts for yourselves. What better
way to dispose of surplus production
(and incidentally the surplus unemployed), than to have a good severe
war. JUght here I would like to correct the Crab's most virulent critic
viz. "Mac." The depression which
we are experiencing is not, ss Mac
claims, "a direct by-product of the
war." On the contrary, war and depression an integral elements of the
capitalist economic system, as history
has shown. Thus Mac, in striving
"not only for peace, but for the very
maintenance of our present civilization," is working at cross purposes,
for how can peace continue to exist
under our present system? Perhaps
Lenin was not far wrong ln saying
"There can be NO peace without
revolution."
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THE    UBYSSEY
Pago Three
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SPRING     POTTERY
USHERING IN THE YEARLY SILLY SEASON AT THE UNIVERSITY
S__E
SPRING CANZONE
Indited by Peter-the-Ape whilst skipping a math lecture
Fair sirs, it is a bitter thing
That you should strive so to dilute
With alchemy of sine and root
The heady amber wine of spring.
Gentles, beware the curse of Pan!
For there is nothing else so gripes
The wielder of the willow pipes
As a materialistic man.
Walk wide, walk wide, of woodland
ways
Or you may hear above your bray-
•       ing
Keen melody of pipes a-playing,
And for the balance of your days
Find at most inconvenient times,
Notably when the spring is sweet,
A rebel lightness in your feet
And your head full of foolish
rhymest
-A. M.
SONGE
(To be sung to the tune of "The Man
on ths Flying Trapeie")
OH this is ditty ot a babe they called
NELL
Whose father  had told her  to  go
straight to HELL.
SHE wept and she cried ta ta dee dee
DEE
Why doesn't someone finish this damn
rhyme for ME.
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ALLEGRO VTVACI
Spring and females
go together.
Is".t love,
or is it weather?
Sages wise
philosophize,
ask us if it is, or whether
contagious germs,
with twists and squirms,
inspire us all to blatt and blether
of ruby lips,
of sleek, suave hips
and other traps and toils the nether
world has set,
like fisher's net,
for souls of churls,
of gents, of earls,
who sing of curls,
grey eyes, and girls,
and springtime wanders in the heather?
n.
The sages say
its' immoral
in the springtime to adore all
pretty feet,
torsos neat,
slick silk stockings, nails dyed coral,
long-lashed eyes,
tapered thighs,
cream-smooth skins with perfumes
floral.
If it's so,
I'm damned, I know,
but with the devil I've no quarrel,
for If these tricks
are all Old Nick's,
i the stiff-necked saints
can't make complaints
if sinners few
adopt their view,
and most would rather be damned
than moral.
-A P. M.
POEM, YES?
Spring, thou comest with thy wisps of
fog
Faint glimpses of sunshine heralding
the day,
When summer with her  wealth  of
bloom
Colors the way.
Spring; thou awakener of youth
Tbe wind that freshens on the bay
Will stir my languid sail
One night in May.
Youth, Spring, and love; time
Rambles on its way, yet woes the
Time when I am dead and under the
Grass in the springtime.
-S. D.
MELANCHOLY DAYS
tt was that sweet and solemn time,
When Sol's first radiance shines
On lilies, hailstorms, even dukes,
On bootstrings, clocks and Valentines.
The sky is wet as cotton wool
A cloud sighs like a bell
The undergrad his throat will cool
With beer as dry as hell.
The snowdrop's colour echoes back
To disappearing winter sport,
To skating, skiing, broken windows,
(Missiles from a schoolboys' snow
fort.)
Bug hunters gaily twirl their nets
Hunting hippos in ths Arctic
And streptococc in Africa
And blue baboons in partta.
The melancholy days have come
The saddest of the year
Too hot for gin and whiskey,
Too cold for lager beer.
LARGE GATHERING
HEARS ITALIAN
(Continued from Page One)
ing interests are given legal representation in the body political and economic.
No Strikes In Italy
The workers and employers meet
in joint committee under government
auspices to discuss their conditions.
This is known as a corporation and
the outcome of their deliberations is
a legal contract. All strikes and lockouts are thus evaded.
Employers and workers are organized jointly in six branches representing the collective interests of production such as industry, agriculture
and transport. There are also 13 organizations of professional men. All
these confederations nominate candidates to the Lower House of Parliament in proportion to their importance. Employers and workers ore
represented equally.
New Voting System
. The Lower House is no longer based
on local constituencies but upon the
legitimate interests of trade and production.   There is universal suffrage,
,but the electors must vote for ths
, whole list of 400 candidates at once.
The Senate is nominated by the King.
States Unites Employer and
Labor
The state provides channels for efforts of improvement. It is ths Intermediary that brings employer and
labor together. It is the Investment
banker for the community. In the
field of distribution, the state retails
such staple commodities as flour and
milk. It provides producers with
cheap capital enabling higher wages
1 and a higher standard living for consumers.
Fascists believe that the producer
has a right to share in legitimate profit for services rendered. It is only
when the rights of property are utilized to the detriment of the community as a whole that the state interferes. Whole-hearted collaboration In
every branch of production and distribution is the basis of tho .•mcces.
of the new Italian corporate 9tite.
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SPRING POME ?   YOWSAH!
Ah!   Too deep for words, I love the
spring,
When the butterflies fly and the bullfrogs sing,
And the season inspires the collegiate
choirs
To   indite   lugubrious   odes   to   the
spring.
They   weep   o'er   their   loves,   the
flowers, and the bugs,
And   the   tears  stream  down   their
gloom shadowed mugs
As they happily moan, and cheerily
groan,
And their sad shining eyes drip pools
on the rugs.
-A. P. M.
Sneers and Jeers
By
THE CAMPUS CRAB
(Continued From Page One)
suitable for dancing, and as financial
reasons are the excuses most often
advanced for the failure or meagre
success of these functions, the advan
tage of having such a hall is self'
evident in this regard. Neither is it
very soothing to a proper collegiate
pride to have to scatter our important functions all over town, from the
Hotel Vancouver to the Alma Academy.
Such a structure would also pro
vide  for decent  commonrooms,  In
stead   of   the deplorable  funk-holas
that serve at present.
If former years could put on a
campaign that resulted in the gymnasium, could not we as easily provide a structure ^that at most, should
not be more expensive? If it is urged
that money would be harder to get
now, it might be recalled that certain
previous years turned out with picks
and shovels to do their part in advancing the interests of their Alma
Mater, and that we do not scruple to
accept the benefit of their work. With
such a combination as is possible
with the materials to hand, namely,
300 Omnipotent Potentates to supply
the organizing ability, 300 or 400 Sciencemen to provide the skill, nearly
1000 Arts men to contribute the brute
force and ignorance, and one Campus
Crab to support them all with intelligence and gentle encouragement, the
monetary    requirements   should   be
small.
This may be what one of my critics calls "materialistic heckling," but
I imagine that if it was acted upon,
succeeding generations might call it
by a better name. Of course, they
might be as "idealistic" as tne present
student body who are satisfied if one
lone spectator turns out to a ceremony in honour of the unselfish classes that put in a lot of hard work to
advance the construction of the present University, so that we might enjoy it, even if they had no hopes of
doing so. In that case, we might well
hesitate before bothering our heads
about such ingrates. But I do not
think th. present low state of Varsity morale will exist for long. It is
too  unnatural.
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SPRINGKLNG SONG
Tlra-llly tlra-ltly,
Hark ye to my jocund ditty;
Oh you'll find it sweet and silly,
Bold and bumptious, wild and witty.
Now once I tripped on twirling toe
To jigs and jugs amerry-o,
But now I sit and nurse my gout
A surly, sour and sulky lout.
(WHAAAUGH! Get off my foot!)
A shapely figure once I cut,
I slew with stud and collar butt.
Yet now the purpler my complexion
The less they glance in my direction.
(PAH! Where's that spitoon?)
Oh woe that age should bloat we
beauts.
And streak our skins ond snap our
lutes,
And  flush  our cheeks and crack
our bones
And flood the world with gasps
and groans
(CHHHUUUB!   Where DID they
put that blasted pot?)
Tira-lUy tira-lily,
Life is jocund, life is silly,
Diddle-o Deeee-ee-ee-ee-ee-eeelll
-J. B. C.
POEM, YES!
Now the time of year has come again.
It has come, as it always does,
Annually!
The young man seeks his maid,
And, as of custom, woos her.
Foolish man!
Does he not know that love
Brings nought but sorrow?
Love cannot serve him unless
He wounds his love,—
Brings tears to her eyes,
And tears her tender heart,
For until he is more cruel than love
He will not benefit
Man has too high an intellect in all
his stupidity.
Only the beasts and birds can love
As it was intended to be done.
Epilogue
So let him not love in the spring,
But let him tarry and subdue
His desire until it comes that he has
more sense
Than he had formerly.
Let him leave love to those who can!
Theirs is the joy of loving.
Man is too gross.
-A. F. W.
CURIOSITY PAYS
SAYS BOUCHETTE
(Continued from Page 1)
class who have "for a thrill" acted os
reporter for a time, and tried to introduce "hey-hey" methods.
Getting a news job is like getting
any kind of a job. Go and ask for
one and they'll "show ypu a door."
Keep going till they give you one to
get rid of you. Or else go out and
get some news on your own and
bring it back to the editor to give
him an idea of your ability.
Not everyone has ths luck that
came the way of the young Bob Bou
chette. As he was in tbe office of
the city editor applying for a job
news of a scoop story came through,
and no reporters in. So in desperation the ed. send out the young Bob.
He got the job!
MANDATORY IDEA
PROBED AT MEET
(Continued from Page 1)
were distributed between eight Powers. Five of these territories were
received by the British Empire.
The Supreme Council of the Allied
and Associated Powers — not the
League of Nations—undertook to arrange the mandatory settlemens.
Thus, "the Council of the League
found itself in a toy harness with the
Mandatory Powers holding the reins."
However, the League's control over
this system is very marked today.
A Checking Commission
"The Permanent Mandates Commission was established in 1921, and
since then has done invaluable work
in checking the administration of the
mandates in so'far as its powers permit," asserted Miss Campbell, who
then described the various allott-
ments that were made after the War.
The history of the mandates of
Iraq, Palestine and Syria was treated
in some detail—"the Palestinians bear
the British no good-will because of
the letter's Jewisn policy," declared
the speaker, who was of the opinion
that the question "is not so much to
exploit or not to exploit, but rather
to evacuate or not to evacuate."
The nearest approach to imperialism in the "B" mandates is to be
found in Tanganyika, East Africa.
Miss Campbell stated that, until recently, Japan had conducted her mandates with less criticism from thc
League than any power—but: "The
system is a living and growing organism only as long as the nations
nurture it with their support—as soon
as that is withdrawn it will decay and
die."
THE CAVE MAN WITHIN US
Through deep, dank soil
The earthworm
Slaws (onomatopaeic) his slithery
way,
On hot white steps
Purple lizards
Gayly squirm and play,
On the sidewalk
The golden croci
Bloom,
While the sun himself
Proclaims the winters
Doom.
For 'tis Spring
Trlng a ling a ling
And also Bing,
When cats all have kittens,
And we all shed our mittens.
Spring!
But alas 'tis not all gladness
This catching spring madness.
There are the new fashions,
Easter hats,
Bonnets I'm told,
Spring coats,
Swagger suits,
Suede shoes,
Declared indispensable
By those who know.
Alas
Indignation
Spoils my
Rhyming scheme.
Why cannot
One admire
Spring
Unhampered
By trappings
Of civilisation?
Damn civilization!
I think
I shall repair
To the woods
And commune
With nature,
And listen to the birds
Twittering,
Attired in leaves
It would be so
Much simpler.
-Z. B. C.
POME
On the Fair Co-ed who Went Into
the Woods To Attire ln Leaves
Into the woods our Zoe went,
Out of the Pub .to the woodlands
sent,
By the urge of all Nature.
There in the woods no leaves she
found,
So a gown of pussy willows girded
her round,
Let us all to the urge of all Nature.
So she danced a dance in the wood-
land dell,
Damn, the only other word that
rhymes is—well.
Ho, ho, for the urge of *11 Nature.
She danced the dance that ths Hulas
do
Way out in the land of Pomp-pomp-
a_oo.
They heed aU the uges of Nsture.
There in the woods, sans civilizations
trapping,
She whirled faster and faster with
only her golden hair as a
wrapping.
Even the call of nature couldn't msks
this rhyme.
That morn in the woodland no little
birds were napping,
And even the sap in the saplings
stopped sapping,
Contrary to all laws of Nature .
Alas and alack, this posm grows long,
So up came a fog bank encircling
and strong,
And hid all the urges of Nature.
-M. E.
SCHOLARSHIP NOTICE
A pamphlet has been called to the
notice of the Ubyssey regarding the
regulations governing Bursaries, studentships and fellowships. This book
is now at the Registrar's office, and
any students wishing information on
the subject are directed to this office.
NOTICE
Owing to the Vocational Ouidancs
lectures every Wednesday, permission
to hold large meetings on that day
will not be granted except in special
circumstances. 	
R. M.MATHER,
(Junior Member.)
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, February 16, 1934
CflmPU/»/PQ
U.B.C. Beat Frasers to Enter Finals
Arts '34 Wins Cross Country;
Northcott, Sc. 35, Places First
WEATHER  IDEAL
«..
Science '36 Second With 13 Pts.
Time Within 4Mi Seconds of Record
Statistics of Race
TIME: 15' 17"5"    FEB. 14, 1934
1 Phil Northcott, Sc.'35 10 pts.
2 Herb Barclay, Arte '34 9 pts.
3 Alfie Alien, Sc. '36     8 pts.
4 H. Hammersley, Sc. '37 7 pts.
5 Dave Pugh, Arts '34    6 pts.
8 Arthur Erwln, Sc. '36 S pts.
7 Chris Loat, A.T.C.       4 pts.
8 Sid Swift, Arts '35       3 pts.
0  J. Harrison, Arts '37    2 pts.
10  Pat Ellis, A.T.C. 1 pt
CLASS STANDINGS
1. Arts '34, 2 pts. to Gov. Cup
2. Sdence '36.1 pt. to Gov. Cup
3. Science '35.
4. Sdence'37.
5. A. T. C.
conditions, Arts '34, the "super-class,"
Under the best possible weather
led tiie others In the historic Cross
Country race, which was run on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Phil Northcott of
Science '35 finished first, but Arts '34,
through the efforts of Herb Barclay,
who finished second, and Dave Pugh,
who ambled In fifth, gathered In the
most points to win the classic event.
Starting with the gun, the sturdy
Sclenceman kept up a grinding pace
throughout the race, and finished to
the tune of IS minutes 17V. seconds,
4% seconds behind the record.
At the end of the Mall, "Tolly" Barclay was slightly in the lead, setting
a good pace, with Phil Northcott running second, followed by Max Stewart,
who dropped out shortly after.
Pace Tells
The contestants then pursued their
way through plowed fields and brush,
and over fences. When they finally
emerged at the Aggie buildings on the
return journey, it was plain to see
that the pace was telling on them.
Northcott by then had built up a substantial lead, with Barclay coming
about 25 yards behind, followed by
Dave Pugh, Sid Swift of Arts '35, and
Alfie Allen of Science '36, respectively.
At this point, John Y, Smith dropped
out of the gruelling race. Sid Swift,
last year's winner of the famed event,
was forced about one minute later to
cut down his pace, but continued in
the race, and finished eighth.
From that point on, every man was
pulling for all his worth, with his
eyes shut and heart pounding. Barclay drew up closer to the husky Science man and almost passed him on
the Mall, near the finish. He gave
Northcott a very close race.
Northcott Keeps Lead
Northcott kept his lead till the last,
and breasted the tape a few feet ahead i
of the  Artsman.    Then came Alfie'
Allen of Science '36, who had passed |
Pugh. Hamersley and Swift in the;
last quarter of the race. Hamersley
ot Science '37 was next to arrive, fol-.
lowed by another Arts '34 man, Dave |
Pugh.     Arthur   Erwin   galloped   In
sixth, representing Science '36.    Cris
Loat of the Anglican Theological Col- |
lege came In seventh, and Swift, Har- I
rison of Arts '37, the only freshman,
entering for Arts, and Pat Ellis of the
Theologs brought up the rear in that
order.
Beat Fog
Most of the veterans of the race
are of the opinion that the old record will never be broken, as it was
made when the brush was all cleared
away. As it was, the runners only
beat the oncoming fog by a few minutes.
Some of this year's competitors who
have taken part in former Cross Country races are: Swift, Pugh, Smith,
Northcott, Barclay, ancl Hammersley.
Arts '34. by gathering in most points
are placed two points nearer the Governor'. Cupi Science '36 squeezed out
one point towards the coveted piece
of silverware.
"BURP"
Soccermen
Encounter
Regal, F.C.
Teams Evenly Matched;
Changes In Varsity Line-up
WINNER ENTERS FINAL
Art Wiiloughby, snappy freshman
point-getter on the Senior "A" hoop
team. Art, who has developde Into one
of the most brilliant players on Gordie
Allen's squad, played a large part in
last night's game.
Swim, Meet At
Crystal j>ool 6:30
Classes Vic For Supremacy
Points Towards Governor's Cup
Tonight, starting at 6:30 sharp, the
first inter-class swimming meet wiU
take place. Splashers representing
all (?) the classes will gather at the
Crystal Pool to dash up and down
at dazzling rates and slip splashlessly
into the water to gather points for
their various classes. The class with
the highest score in the meet will be
awarded points towards the coveted
Governor's Trophy. Arts '31 has a
substantial lead for this cup at present, but the other classes have an eye
on it too and there will be stiff competition in every event.
There will be seven events for sure
and perhaps a Swimathon between
Arts and Science if time allows. All
events are for both men and women
and will be as follows:
1. 50 yards Freestyle.
2. 100 yards Breaststroke.
3. 100 yards Backstroke.
4. 100 yards Freestyle.
5. 200 yards Relay (4 men).
6. Medley (Back, breast, freestyle,
150 yards).
7. Diving.
8. Swimathon.
Varsity Soccermen are hosts tomorrow to Regals F. C. at Memorial
Park (33rd and Dunbar) in a regular
V. and D. league fixture, the ceremonies to commence at 2:30 p.m.
Open Question
The two teams have not met since
the middle of October when Varsity
pocketed a 1-0 decision, so the outcome of tomorrow's struggle is an
open question. However, an interesting game is practisally assured i;s
both squads held strong opponents to
draws last week: the Regals split the
point, with Vikings, who are going
great guns this year, and Varsity
finished on equal terms with Renfrew Argyles, admittedly a powerful
eleven.
Eligibility Again?
In spite of a profitable practice during the week, a note of incertitude
pervades the Student camp, and
Manager Bill Creamer goes about his
duties with "knitted" brows. The
trouble Is easy to explain, but hard
to remedy. It was revealed on Tuesday that Mme. Eligibility took the
Students' centre-forward, Jack Martin, for a long ride, because he failed
In some of his Xmas exams, Whom
to put in Martin's place, Is Creamer's
present problem.
Changes
In all probability Ernie Costain will
be moved into th. centre slot, with  c.rtainly  should  win.
But They Didn't All Finish
mnmmmmmmmmi
Start of the Long Grind
Varsity To Meet Occassionals
Tomorrow In Semi-Final Round
Students Down
Cigarmen 40-32
In Rough Game
Osborne, Wiiloughby, Pringle
Star
MEET ADANACS IN FINAL
VARSITY
LEADS 20-19
TIME
AT HALF
On Saturday Varsity plays the Occasionals in the second round of the
senior English'Rugby knockout tour-
manent. The winner of this game
enters the finals and will play the
victor of the All Blacks vs. Ex-Magee
gam*. The finals will be played on
March 3.
Hope To Repeat Victory
Varsity enters the series by reason
of her 13-5 win over the Rowing Club
two weeks ago. The last time th.
Students tangled with the Occasionals they triumphed 15-8, on Saturday
they hope to repeat that victory by
an even larger score.
The team Is in wonderful condition
and are rarin' to go. If they play as
well against Occasionals as they played in the McKechnie Cup games they
ARTS-SCIENCE ROW?
The latest competition thought
up by Ned. Pratt, President of
the Boat Club, is an 8-oar rowing race between two shells representing the Arts and Science
faculties. The race will take
place some time In March and
the contestants are at present
training for the big race.
Attention  Froih!
Any freshmen, men or women, who
can swim, dive, float, or imitate a
whale, are asked to be at the Crystal Pool at 6:30 tonight for the Interclass Meet. Are the upper-classers to
bo allowed to say gloating, "Ah, at
last they are slipping." Are they? No!
Well maybe. Anyway its up to you.
Archie MacDougall or Russ Stewart
taking Costain's place on the half-
line, in which case Jock Waugh will
partner Millar McGill at full-back,
and the rest of the boys will resume
in their old positions. The team, then,
will read as follows: Stanley Greenwood, goal; Jock Waugh and Millar
McGill, fullbacks; Bish Thurber, Bill
Wolfe, and Russ Stewart, halfbacks;
Hughie Snu|h, Paul Kozoolin, Ernie
Costain, Archie MacDougall, and
Dave Todd, forwards; Gerry Sutherland, substitute.
Another Good Game
The weather prophet predicts a
perfect day so there should be a strong
student turnout. Everyone knows
that there is nothing better to watch
than a good English rugby game fo
if you want to enjoy yourselves come
to Brockton Point on Saturday and
cheer your team to victory.
The Team:
Brand, Dalton, Al Mercer, Ken
Mercer, Pugh, Tye, Leggat, Pyle,
Mitchel, Harrison, Pearson, Morris,
Senkler, Maguire, Upward.
Week-End Sport
TODAY
Swimming:
Inter-class Events, Crystal Pool,
6:30.
SATURDAY
English Rugby:
Seniors vs Occasionals, Brockton Point, 2:30 p.m.
Soccer:
Seniors vs Regals F. C, Memorial Park, 2:30 p.m.
Juniors vs B. C. Box, U.B.C,
2:30 p.m.
Canadian Rugby:
Varsity vs Meralomas, Douglas Park.
Grass Hockey (Women's):
U.B.C. vs North Vancouver,
Connaught Park, 2:30 p.m.
Varsity vs Ex - Kitsilano,
Strathcona Park, 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY
Skiing:
Ski Club Eliminations, Grouse
Mountain, 1:00 p.m.
Thunderbirds came through with another win last night in New Westminster when they took a fighting McKenzie and Fraser team by a 40-32
score. The game was fast and rough
and Varsity did not firmly establish
their lead till late in the second period.
Frasers Start WeU
The cigarmen started fast and looked good throughout the first half.
They took an early lead over the students only to see it diminish gradually as Varsity crept up to lead 20-19
at the breather.
Varsity Comes From Behind
After the rest period McKenzie and
Fraser changed their tactics, slowed
down and began to shoot less often.
However, their shots though less numerous were deadly during this period
and they rang up a five point lead before Varsity replied. There was a great
deal of rough play in this half and
many fouls were called. Varsity finally settled down to steady playing
to finish with a 40-32 win.
Osborne On Form
Captain "Tony" Osborne was on his
best form, to lead the student scorers
with 12 points. Pringle and Wiiloughby also showed up well for Varsity,
scoring 7 and 8 points respectively.
Varsity meets Adanacs next in the
league finals. This series will be 3
out of 5, the winner meeting the
V. and D. leader.
The score: Osborne (12), Wiiloughby (8), Pringle (7), Nicholson (5),
Mansfield, Bardsely (3), McDonald (3),
Wright (2), McCrimmon. Total—40.
SPORTORIAL
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LOST
A pair of rimless glasses with a
crack in the upper corner of the
tight-hand lens. Will finder please
notify Allan Walsh, or hand in to lost
ancl found.
"Sweetheart" Shoes - - $4.85
for Style Leadership and Quality
Evans-Sheppard Ltd.
417 W. Hastings St.
Basketball has been a failure this year. WHY?
For the simple reason that a first rate team has obtained
no student support, the very lifeblood of any University Major
Sport.
Why has there been no student support? For the very
obvious reason that a University team has to play in a purely
local commercial league .... and it seems to be a fairly
well established fact that this commercial league competition
will never arouse student interest.
The question then arises as to what is to be done about it
....   and the only answer is INTERCOLLEGIATE COM
PETITION. There are two sources of Intercollegiate competi
tion, first Canadian and second, Pacifict Northwest.
Canadian Intercollegiate Basketball games are the more
desirable of the two, but unfortunately they are a financial
impossibility. Pacific Northwest College Competition, however,
is quite within the bounds of possibility and is advantageous
for several reasons.
1. The prospect of international college competition
would not only arouse enthusiastic student support but also
enough public support to make the plan financially possible.
2 Universities within or near the State of Washington
compose the Pacific Northwest Conference at present. In consequence, touring teams would lose a minimum of time from
scholastic activities.
3. An Intercollegiate League would tend to improve the
standard of basektball at this University.
4. The schedule of an Intercollegiate League would give
U.B.C. a shorter season in which to play with a consequent sus-
stained interest.
Now, the standard of basektball at the University of
British Columbia compares favorably with that of the American
Universities. In consequence, competition in this league would
be keen. If Intercollegiate series are not arranged, basketball
here will drop both in student interest and in standard of play.
Surely there are no reasons strong enough to prevent an International. Intercollegiate League, which would so obviously benefit basketball on this campus?
Grass Hockey Girls
Win On Wednesday
The U.B.C. Women's Grass Hockey
team was again victorlus over Ex-
South Burnaby when they defeated
them by the score of 2-0 on Wednesday. This additional win places the
U.B.C. team ln the strong position
of not having lost a game this year.
Good Start
The girls played well from the start
and gave their opponents no opportunity of scoring, the full-backs
checking well on the defense. After
a scramble in front of the South
Burnaby goal Joan Wharton managed
to score. A few minutes later Dot
Yelland took the ball up the field
past the opponents' defence to bring
the score to 2-0.
Tomorrow, U.B.C. meets North Vancouver at Connaught Park and Varsity plays Ex-Kits at Strathcona at
2:30 sharp. The first game promises
to be fast since North Van. at present top the league, with U.B.C. a
close runner-up.
HEAR YE COUNCIL!
Attention yo denizens of the Council room! Do you recall the basketball epic of last year when you defeated thc men of thoth? No? Well the
Pub. men do. and hereby challenge
you to a return game, In which we
men of letters Intend to avenge thc
Ignominious defeat. Will you take up
the challenge? If so, thc Pubsters arc
ready at nny time to play you at your
convenience: but let the said convenience he soon. We'll be waiting for
in reply.
LOST
Wednesday, February 7th, between
Science 200 ancl Arts 100, one green
jade drop earing. Finder please communicate with Mildred Pollock, Arts
Letter  Rack.
Ski Team To Be
Chosen On Sunday
1:00 p.m.—Ladles' Ski Race
(V. mile).
2:00 p.m.—Slalom Race.
3:00 p.m.—Jumping.
These events will be taken as ilim-
inations towards picking the ski team,
to compete with the U. of Washington
in a tournament to be held on Grouse
Mountain, March 3-4.
Any skiers in the University wishing to take part in the eliminations
this Sunday, please get in touch with
Doug. Manley. It is not necessary that
you be a member of the V.O.C. in
order to try out for the team.
If the "ski-bug" has not already bitten you, now is your chance to learn,
as Nels Nelson will be coaching the
Varsity skiers this weekend.
For the ladles' race, skis, free of
charge, may be had by arranging before hand with Beryl Rogers, who is
In charge of the race. This race will
take place promptly at 1:00 p.m.
The V.O.C. Ski Shield will be competed for on the same day as the
tournament with the U. of Washington.
, *-
1934 Tennis Balls
and Rackets
Are Here!
And  we have  a Special
Offer on Tennis Restrings
at $4.00.    Good, durable
English gut.
It it's for Sport, Sparling has it
George
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VARSITY VS. OCCASIONALS SATURDAY,

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