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Published TwiceWeekly by the    Publications Board of theUniversity of British Columbia
Vol. XIV
No. 29
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NeWS and
Says the Manltoban: "One of the
things that tickled Manitoba's debaters when they visited the Alberta Campus was the sight of the
S.C.M. and the C.O.T.C. occupying
the .same office."
What we want to know is who is
supposed to be educating who?
And if so, why ? Or is it just economy? Or if not, why4not?
A recent debate between an S.
C. M. inclined gentleman and a
very much pro-O.T.C. worthy over
"caf" coffee ended in a deadlock
when each decided in his own whimsical way that his own arguments
were Irrefutable. One could see no
salvation for the world through
military training and the other
clung to the opinion now prevalent
that war could only be avoided by
a show of superior armed force.
Which is right, is a question for
Solomon. And Solomon would have
solved it by saying that neither
were right. He would then have
thrown them both into the doghouse, raised his eyes to heaven
declaiming, "all is vanity" and
called for his harem.
The modern equivalent of this
would  be  practical  co-operative
education, God willing and human
frailitie.     permitting.      Alberta
seems to be following that line.
And   it  looks  like  a   good  idea.
Let the one-half know what the
other half of the world is doing.
Maybe in this case the two organisations can borrow and/or swap
methods, etc.
The   idea   has   intriguing   possibilities.    The   S.C.M.   might   even
end by becoming a nice useful uniformed   force   like   the   Salvation
Army, and youthful C.O.T.C. might
be found some day striding forth,
rifle   in   hand,   and   braridishing  it
around   at   passers-by   declaiming
"Peace or else . . . this," and gently
tickling tummies of aforementioned
innocents  with  pointless  bayonet,
in  common with their militarised
The only question which remains
is whether the aspirants for education will occupy the present sumptuous quarters of the S.C.M. or the
more spartan quarters of the O.
T. C. in the basement of the Arts
building. Since such great movements usually see the light of day
under severe circumstances, we
suggest the basement. Then this
worthy university oould allot said
den of luxury for use as a date bureau, as editorial offices of the Ca-
nussey, or as a clubroom for the
Ladies' Pinochle Club, or for some
other useful educational or social
purpose such as exists on our
campus at the present.
The Saskatchewan Sheaf plays a
minor chord in all this by declaring,
"A rolling atone may gather no
moss but it certainly gathers polish."
Road Maps
Science Ball
On February 11, when the Sciencemen hold their annual ball this
year, "Engineers Open House," the
Commodore will be transformed
from its usual sophisticated air to
the essence of a modern machine
Centred by a five-foot model of
a blast furnace and a streamlined speed-demon model train,
colored lights, streamers and balloons in the Science red and
white will carry out the engineers
originality. A rogues' gallery of
Professors, complete in every
technical detail down to fingerprints will be set up along the
A feature, the plans for which
are not yet known, is the individual
table decorations. Each table is in
charge of one of the departments
of the Engineering and it is expet-
ed that everything from transit*)
to test-tubes will make their appearance.
Lending their patronage will be
President and Mrs. L. S. Klinck,
Dean and Mrs. J. N. Flndlayaon,
Dean and Mrs. D. Buchanan, and
Col. Wilkin.
Dance programs will give travelling directions in the form of railroad maps in red and white.
Council   Squashes
Open House Day
Plans for the annual Open House
Day have been dropped, announced
John Wltbeck, Wednesday, in a
statement to the Ubyssey. As far
as Council ls concerned, there will
be no public show this spring, despite the fact that various groups
had anticipated the affair and had
commenced organization.
It has been the custom in the past
few years for the university to
throw open the buildings on a Saturday afternoon for the inspection
of the general public. Students in
engineering and the pure sciences
arranged demonstrations that always  proved  popular.
Shortly after the commencement
of the present term, the Open
House discussion started in Council and in other organisations. In
some way, it was not certain whether the administration or the students had sponsored previous shows.
The Council, at its meeting of January 25, Indicated that lt would cooperate ln the matter, but would not
act flrst.
Then, Wednesday, Wltbeck told
the Ubyssey that the entire plan
was cancelled. What plans had already been made, he would not
aay, nor did Gould aeem to know.
One   Council   member   stated   that
Willa EINot, who takes the part
of Maid Marian, the tomboy
sweetheart of the rollicking outlaw, Robin Hood, in the Musical
Society's opera.
"Robin Hood" will be presented
in the University Theatre on
February 17, 18, 19 and 20.
Student tickets will be available
for Wednesday, February 17.
Council Advises
Extra Insurance
For Car Drivers
As a result of several accidents
involving cars carrying students as
paying passengers it has been
brought to the attention of Council
that personal liability Insurance
commonly held by drivers of cars
does not cover any accidents to passengers should it be proved that
these passengers pay for the transportation. This means that the
greater number of students travelling to University by car are not
covered by Insurance ln case of
However, If the total revenue
from passengers can be shown to
be just equal to the running expenses of the car and that the passengers pay to the garageman and
not the driver of the car the insurance company can' be held responsible.
As neither of thoss oondltions
Is seldom the esss a possible solution Is ths  purohsse of a ohauf-
four's  lloenae  and  apsolal   Insurance to oovar passengers.
The   extra  insurance   costs  only
$1 more than ordinary public liability and as in the event of an acol-
dent the  passengers  may  sue  the
owner   of   the   oar   personally,   all
drivers are urged to take this precaution.
the Open House plans had "died
from being passed around too
It may still be possible that some
form of Open House will be put on.
The only organization that has def-
lntely repudiated the affair is the
Council, and that body has played
a small part ln  previous shows.
"Oh Promise Me" and "Forest Song" to
Be Heard at Musical Society's Opera
Orchestra Leader
Is Student Here
"Presenting Sine Shepherd and
his orchestra," will greet radio fans
■who tune in on CKMO Wednesday
from 10 to 10.30 p.m. Sine has an
eight-piece band and is a sophomore at U. B. C.
Last Saturday afternoon the orchestra had a studio audition, and
after playing two pieces was immediately signed up to broadcast Wednesday evenings. Of the eight players, three are saxophonists, two
trumpeters, one a string bass artist, and one a drummer. Sine
himself plays the piano, and two
o£ the saxophone playerB alternate
at Intervals on clarinets.
Next week the special highlights
of Sine's program will be the "Bugle
Call Rag," red hot, a dreamy medley of "Beautiful Ohio," "Until We
Meet Again," and "You Tell Me
Your Dreams.' It is reported that
Sine   is  looking for a girl  singer.
If you can imagine gaiety,
romance, pathos and treachery all in one opera you have
a fair conception of the Intricacies of the plot of Robin
Hood, to be presented from
17-20 of this month. A short
overture, a dash of song, a
burst of laughter and the curtain rises on the scene of Nottingham fair. A merrymaking
is in progress and the lilting
melodies and colorful sets
form a pleasing background
for the gay and sprightly
maypole and morris dances,
which are In progress.
A bugle call trom backstage announces the arrival of Little John,
Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, Lewis
Freeman, James Currle and Bill
Cameron respectively. They are
followed by the outlaw band and
then by the six milkmaids and Annabel. The latter Is played by Kay
Patterson. She is the sweetheart
of Allan n-Dule and also the daughter of Dame Durden, who ls Jean
When Robin Hood appears, he
declares that he is the Earl of Huntingdon and attention shifts to the
Sheriff of Nottingham, who is executor of the estate. The Sheriffff
however, protests that the youth
haa been disinherited by hts own
father, who before the birth of Robin Hood, waa secretly married to a
peasant girl, who died when her
child   was  an  infant.
The child is Sir Ouy of Olsborne,
Tatso Sanmlya, rightful heir to the
Earldom, and the Sheriff's ward,
who ho ls planning to marry to
Maid Marian, Willa Elliot, ward of
the crown
However, the young girl and Rob-
In Hood are deeply ln love and exchange vows of eternal faith, much
(Continued on Page 3)
This  is  by way of warning.
Seniors who haven't turned in senior writeups by Friday next will
be represented in the Totem by a
fabricated personal. This will most
probably be vindictive and embittered, a testament ot hate on the
part of the editors.
A form ls supplied below, reducing effort and onus to a minimum.
Come now, seniors, pick up your
penoll and All the form ln, and
Totem goes to press at the end
of next week. Editors will brook
no blanks below senior pictures—
if writeups aren't turned in, they'll
be made up, with no regard for
Please co-operate — turn your
wrlteup In  NOW, TODAY.
Echoes ot the gay and naughty
'twenties, when men were men and
Pep meetings were uninhibited,
were heard Tuesday noon when
Jack Emerson and his fellow artists
provided a musical background for
the  Frosh class  draw.
The barbarous custom of "uncooked" draws, which has not been
practiced for years, waa revived by
Prexy Pearson and his cohorts with
great success. Blushing freshmen
and freshettes were mated by Lady
Luck through her oracle, Dr. Ure,
Arts '40's patron prof., while upperclassmen howled approval, or disapproval when the pairing off became   suspiciously   satisfactory.
The Engineers were suitably entertained by their old girl friend,
Miss "Dodie" Brown, who bestowed
tokens of her affection among the
bald-headed row with gay abandon.
Graham Darling has been ostracized
in male circles, according to reports from Sclencemen, on the
grounds of having pulled his coat
over his head and giggled at a crucial moment.
Jack Emerson and Sonny Richardson, a veteran Pep Meet team,
won applause with their good music
and lunch papers for their bad
Jokes. "I Love You Truly," soloed
by Richardson, former gold-medallist, was received with genuine appreciation by an otherwise cynical
Jack Worthlngton, who vocalised
with Anson Weeks, Dick Jergens
and Tommy Thomas of Portland
until a year ago, sang two numbers,
while trombonist Hewit of Mandarin Gardens, played a, very acceptable "I'm Getting Sentimental
Over You." While a few members
of the intelligentsia objected to tbe
occasional "earthiness" of the program, the more elemental Science-
men and bright-eyed Frosh left the
show Visibly a-tremble. For adults.
Two and a halt stars.
In a wild blaze of glory, the cast
of the Players' Club spring production receives plaudits of the multitude fortunate enough to witness
the dramatic triumphs annually
achieved in our auditorium. Fame
and flowers accrue to those favored
of the gods watching over our artistic welfare, but how many of us
realize the actual hardships and
disabilities incurred by Players'
Club members involved in the maelstrom of mental, emotional and
physical activity that results in
the Spring play?
Haggard, hollow-eyed, working
under constant strain and tension,
the actors hack their way toward
tbe Ides of March. Their days are
filled with woe and anxiety. Lectures, rehearsals, lecturea, rehearsals and more rehearsals fill the
waking hours. Pallid ghosts, they
haunt the Green Room, conning
lines, eating lines, dreaming lines.
Male Brontes even shave with parts
pasted on the mirror before them,
while an unconfirmed report states
that Emily or one of her sisters
dropped her script in the bathtub
Committee sidekicks are not
more fortunate. For them the telephone rings continually, snow ff.lls
in siushly puddles as they tramp
dreary streets of the downtown
business section—nowhere is there
peace, rest, or relaxation.
Even those few P. C. members
who play no part in the coming turmoil are bothered with interference
in the routine of their daily lives.
They are excluded from accustomed
haunts. Instead of eating lunches
and comortably loafing away meaningless hours in the Green Room
they are unceremoniously hustled
out into a cruel world to make a
lonely way unarmoured against
life's vicissitudes. Victims of fate,
their desperate faces protrude like
fungus growths from the callow
background of the Caf.
How hollow is the world and all
its ways!
Mercy Killing
Should Be Legal
Says Alta. Debate
Edmonton, Feb. 2 (WIPU)—Campus co-eds again proved successful
over the men in the inter-faculty
debate series for the Hugill Trophy
at the University of Alberta. Upholding the affirmative of the resolution that "in the interests of
humanity, voluntary Euthanasia
should be legalized, subject to adequate safeguards, for persons suffering from incurable, fatal and
painful disease," the nurses' representatives won over the judges by
their arguments. The nurses dwelt
chiefly on the moral and social
side of the question while the Engineers stressed the practical impossibilities of mercy killings. The
affirmative dealt with the detrimental effects on the people who
were forced to come in contact
with victims of incurable diseases.
Euthanasia Is the duty of people
in such cases, claimed the leader
of the winning team.
Eminent Politician
To Speak on Liberty
At Institute Meeting
The Honourable Robert Connell,
M.P.P., will speak on "Liberty, an
Old Dilemna in a New Form," at
Saturday evening's lecture of the
Vanoouver Institute in the University auditorium. As a careful
student of public affairs and a liberal thinker, Mr. Connell's opinions
on this subject will be of general
The speaker will discuss the respective merits and perils of a
steadily increasing tendency to
make public welfare the responsibility of governments or other public bodies instead of, as formerly,
the private and individual citizen.
He will stress the danger of this
extension of authority going beyond the regulation of life by government administration, and injuriously affecting personal Initiative
and personal thinking, tending toward regimentation of thought,
which is a menace to the future
of democracy.
Though a recognized leader of a
party in the Provincial Legislature,
Mr. Connell's address will in no
sense be political. He ia widely
known as atudent, lecturer and
writer on natural science, and highly regarded for his writings on
geology and botany.
The chair will be taken at 8.10
by Mr. George E. Winter, president
of the Institute.
McGiil To Open New
Residence For Men
A new residence for men, Douglas Hall, at McGiil University, will
be opened next September. The
new hall will provide a pleasant
atmosphere for study and student
Full information regarding Douglas Hall, together with rates and
other details, ls available at the
Registrar's   office.
Brokers Life
Outlined By
Frank Hall
The functions of the Stock Exchange as a protection for Investors
by means of rigorous regulations
and standards imposed upon its
members, were described by Mr.
Frank Hall, president of the Vancouver Stock Exchange, Wednesday
noon, at the Vocational Guidance
Entitling his talk, "Stocks and
Bonds," Mr. Hail also sketched a
picture of the life ln a brokerage
office, and opportunities in that field
for university graduates.
"The possibilities are good for
anyone with eonneetlona snd willing  to   work   hsrd,   but   I   would
rather take a unlvsrslty boy any
time  than Juat one with  a  high
aehool eduoatlon," he ssld.
The  Exchange  protects the public in a number of ways and forces
its   members   to   maintain   a   high
level of business ethics, the speaker stated.    Rules governing trading
and other activities of the members
are  laid   down  and  any  Infraction
is severely dealt with.
Auditors are also employed by
the Exchange, who audit the books
of the various firms, making the
balance sheet and thoroughly investigating the books to be sure
there has been no abuse of the customers' stocks. The government,
with whom the Exchange works
closely in an effort to improve
business practices, demands an an-
naul audit and sometimes an additional surprise one.
Other safeguards lie ln the close
scrutiny made of all stocks listed
officially by the Exchange and ln
the permanent record kept of all
"There ls no glamor to this
work," Mr. Hall Informed his audience. "The work is hard and tedious and the hours are long. When
we are busy, we often have to work
overtime. However, it is one of
the most interesting businesses I
have been, in, because there is always  something  new  turning up."
"When you are a customers' man
you are working with people's fortunes, and trying to make them
money. Therefore you can't Just
walk in, but you must study and
read  a great deal."
Mr. Hall also listed the positions
in a brokerage office, telling about
the work of each man and the salary to  be expected.
The lowest ln the list is that ot
board marker, who chalks up the
quotations on the board. He works
long hours and receives $68 to 975
monthly. Next is the order clerk,
who plaoes tbe orders on the market and receives $85 to 9115 a
month. Then comes the trader on
the floor, making 9180 9150, followed by the margin clerk who
keeps a record ot the sales and is
responsible for the money. He ls
paid   about  9100.
The cashier, paid 9100 to 9125.
must have considerable experience,
being responsible for the authenticity of the stock a client sells his
Arm. Junior accountants receive
about $85, and the senior ones, 9200-
9260. The highest position next to
that of partner, is the customer's
man, usually on a commission and
therefore making considerable in
good times. When on a salary, he
makes 9150 to 9300 monthly.
Tonight between 10 and 10.30 the
Musical Society will preaent excerpts from their opera, Robin
Hood. They will feature principles
and chorus in selections of "Come
to the Fair," "Come the Bow-men,"
and "Sheriff's  Song."
In the former, Kay Patterson will
solo in "Surely It Is an Acquisition." In the Milkmaid's Chorus
will be Allan a Dale, sung by Marjorie Thompson.
In "Come the Bowmen" the lead,
Callum Thompson, will vocalize
that favorite, "In the Leafy
Gordon Herod, the Sheriff, will
sing "I Am the Sheriff of Nottingham," in tho latter excerpt. Two
TUESDAY: Kemp Edmonds FRIDAY: Dorwin Baird
Dick Elson
Ken Grant        Dorothy Cummings Frank Perry    Frank Turner
Peggy Higgs
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From time to time, distinguished visitors to our campus
are forced to suffer because of the actions of impolite students. Wednesday, when the president of the Vancouver
Stock Exchange, Frank Hall, was speaking in Arts 100, the
room was bombarded with snowballs. The ill-timed interruption broke a window and showered the room with snow,
some of which lodged at the speaker's feet.
It was only the good-natured restraint of Mr. Hall that
averted what might easily have become an incident that
would have placed the university in a very embarrassing
It cannot be argued that the playful students outside
the room knew nothing of the meeting. Publicity ln the
Ubyssey had been of a nature to rule this possibility out. As
it seemed from inside, the bombardment was a direct
attempt at insulting a leading citizen.
Dean Buchanan, present at the meeting, was forced to
apologize for the incident and bear the brunt of the unhappy affair. It might not be out of place for those responsible to send their humble regrets to the Dean.
But it hardly seems likely that they will. • Even in a
university, there can be found a good number of warped-
minded individuals who would take a delight in any such
disgraceful matter. A good many of them are Science
Btudents with no sense of respectability; others are Arts
men who have had every opportunity to learn better
Until such time as these people cease coming to university, we shall probably have to put up with many more
exhibitions as that of Wednesday.
Manchoukuo Question
Discussed at Forum
A very successful noon-hour debate, the flrst ot the present term,
was held by the Parliamentary
Forum Thursday noon. The affirmative of the resolution, "Resolved
that further intervention by Japan
in China would be beneficial to
China," was defeated by a vote of
the house.
Bernard Reed, a newcomer to the
Forum, led the affirmative side. He
depicted the condition ot China,
showing her desperate economic
situation, and tbe tyranny of the
ruthless and unchecked war lords.
"China," he said, "is a land where
today lawlessness Is the law, and
misrule Is the rule."
Reed supported his contention
that Japanese rule would be of benefit to China by citing the reforms
and improvements made In Manchoukuo by the Japanese. There
had been great advances made In
large scale agrioulture, and corresponding increase in general production and wealth, he stated, contrasting this prosperity with the
plight of anarchic China.
Morris Belkin countered for the
negative. Showing that the enmity
between China and Japan would
break out Into a disastrous war If
Japanese rule were extended, he
turned to denounce the state of at-
'Flu Masquerades At
Gay Spring Frolic
The Varsity Outdoor Club held
its annual spring masquerade at
Killarney Hall, Wednesday night.
Colorful figures present included
red Indians, Spaniards, Turks, Arabs and representatives of various
other nations. Haggard personifications or the 'Flu wandered about
the hall offering cough medicine to
unsuspecting guests.
There was a skeleton at the feast.
It was labelled "Artsman." Someone went as a scienceman, but hts
representation was not quite faithful  as he  wore  a tie.
So another party slips into memory, and as always at Outdoor Club
social occasions: "A good time was
had by all."
fairs in Japan. He claimed that
Japanese Interest ln Manchuria was
solely selfish imperialism.
"Japan has a covetous eye on
China's resouroes. It ia these she
wants—not China's co-operation in
making a peaceful and stabilised
nation to her west."
Tom Marshall and Harold Rome
respectively seconded the two aides,
and were followed by some five or
six other speakers from the floor.
The debate attracted an audienoe of
7B> people.
Random Ramblings
(as you wish it to appear in Totem)
(Clubs, teams, executive offices, interests)
The Colonel, who appears, please
Ood and the printers, above today's
column, will remain there henceforth to frown upon Darby, of that
Ilk, for the scurrilous charges lu
Tuesday's "Around the Campus"
that my sole subjects of discussion
are wine, women and National Defence. In case the Colonel's expression ia not sufficiently expressive, I wish to report that Darby
la an unmitigated liar, and that
nothing la further from my thoughts
than national defence.
Our seconds, I may add, are at
present arranging a duel. Two
years ago I had the pleasure of
blowing out Darby's brain's in a
similar affair with water pistols,
which may possibly cast some light
upon htB literary works since that
date. In any event, I intend to repeat the feat If I can find anything
to aim at.
* •        »
The exhibition of modern art,
showing this week In the Pub galleries, has drawn the customary
gems ot criticism. In spite of signs
requesting visitors not to speak to
the artists, the latter have ln desperation retired Into seclusion until
the ordeal is over, returning only
often enough to make sure that
their works have not been accl-
rently hung upside down. "You can
easily tell when they're upside
down," one cubist cried hysterically. "They always look like hell."
And wondered what people were
laughing  about.   .   .   .
• * *
Artists seem doomed to a life ot
disillusionment and disappointment.
I accompanied the genius, mentioned above, to a Carrall ^Street
pub tbe other night where he
sought subjects for his sketch book.
Picturesque characters posed everywhere under a haze ot cigarette
smoke with all the proper high
lights, shadow effects and general
appearance of dissipation ao highly
prized by artists. There was a red-
haired trapper ln a fur cap and red
macklnaw who looked like James
Butterfleld, talking to a weazened
little man with crutches. There
were some officers from a Spanish
freighter. There was a big, sleepy
looking Swede waiter, bearing the
label "Axel" on his white coat.
There were countless feminine
types. The place overflowed with
The Genius chose a table of romantic looking men in jaunty
peaked caps who were reminiscent
of the film "Sous les Tolts de
Palis" for sheer villainy of countenance. Here were some real
devil • may • care adventurers, real
Masefleldlan sailor men, the backbone of the Empire!
The Oenlus sketched until the
lights blinked that it was time to
leave. The sailor men climbed to
their teet in their shadowy corner,
and passed our table on the way
out. Every mother's son of them
was a home-grown, Vancouver-
minded taxi driver! In silence we
left the place, and sadly watched
the Spanish seamen reel down the
street to the docks. Ah, the sorrows of artistic effort. . . .
*        *        •
Ought -to-be - hung Department:
People who throw snowballs at
open windows. . . . The inevitable
bait dosen morons who drop into
noon-hour lectures at twenty to one.
. . . Council members who disapprove of Muck pages. . . . Professors who lecture five minutes after
the end of the hour. . . . Darby . . .
Mary-Ann. • . .
And a rumor that the Faculty are
conspiring to cut an hour off our
lunch-hour, on the grounds that we
only waste our time anyhow. How
about adding the hour thus amputated to Varsity functions?
More  Light
Than  Heat
The Theory and Practice
of Platitude
There is something comfortably
fat and woolly about a platitude.
The person who delivers it usually
feels that he has tuned in on the
infinite and become the broadcaster
of something universally and Anally
important. What a warm blanket
of satisfaction the platitudinarian
wraps himself in And how unctuously h i s lips
smack on the
chestnut he is
mouthing! Besides, a platitude
never causes anybody any effort of
thought — it just
rolls off the
tongue without
any previous
strain on the grey
*    *    *
These profound observations oc
curred to me as I was listening to
one of the speeches which the Pord
Motor Company and Oeneral Motors sandwich in between two layers of music on Sunday evening.
Usually I switch the radio off at
this point and wait patiently until
the shower of opiate has passed
over. But now and again it is
pleasant to feel those warm Repub
llcan platitudes washing around
you like gentle rain from heaven
and allaying any intelligence or
excitement that the music may
have  aroused.
Last Sunday Mr. Ford'a minion
discoursed on "The Unchanging
World." It appeara from him (in
spite of much Scriptural evidence
to the contrary) that the world is
essentially changeless
First, you can't change human
nature—a remark that the restless
listening millions must have felt as
somehow familiar. Secondly, the
day has still its beauty and the
night its atars—which would atrtke
a loat chord in all unemployed
hearts. And lastly (though this
was implied, not stated), the Ford
works are firmly situated in Detroit.
It was a lovely, restful performance;   it  lay  on  my fevered  spirit
with a touch of infinite calm.
+    *    *
The announcer always tells you
that you will receive a copy of the
speech if you write to Mr. Ford at
Detroit or Mr. Sloan at New York.
Do human beings ever really take
the trouble to ask for those sleeping draughts? I suppose they must.
As Mark Twain once remarked, "If
they like that sort of thing, that is
the sort of thing they like."
But why? Mr. Ford's platitudes
are like all others: their truth,
when they are true, is insultingly
obvious. You don't have to be a
miilionaire or a tycoon to discover
that night still has its stars or that
water is still wet.
And just as often as not, a platitude Is false or, what Is worse, orily
half-true. Human nature does
change, as Mr. Ford must know
from the plain faot that strikes
occur even at his plant. What he
really means is that his vested interests render it desirable that human nature shouldn't change.
Sly old Henry, he tosses a platitude to his public to keep them
quiet; and while they are digesting
it he alms to go on grinding hia axe.
Wel], that will teach anyone to
throw platitudes at Dr. Badge.
wick, whose regular column In
tha Vancouver Bun peels the fa*
cade off many m piece of pretentiousness. By phoning Trinity
4111 and ordering the Sun delivered anyone can have a grandstand seat at these merry affairs.
Friday, February 5, 1937
"What's your most popular treatment here?'
"Polling 'round the Sweet Caps I"
'The purait form In which tobacco cam be *mok*d."—j(*ancet
Socred Expert Accepts
Invitation Then Does
Quick Fade-Out
Edmonton, Jan. 28 (WIPU).—Considerable consternation was aroused
in Alberta government circles last
week-end when John Hargrave,
member of the Green Shirt Social
Credit party of Great Britain, sud-
dently left thia city. No leaa worried, though for different reasons,
waa Hugh Hughea, president of the
University of Alberta Commerce
Club. The reason for Mr. Hughea'
worries waa that he had arranged
to have Mr. Hargreave as the
speaker of a Commerce Club luncheon on Monday, February 1. Mr.
Hughes was in receipt of a letter
from Mr. Hargrave, written on
Friday, January 22, date of Mr.
Harg-rave's letter, postmarked at
Edmonton at eight o'clock on the
evening of that day read  ln part:
"I am happy to accept your
invitation to attend the regular
luncheon of the. Commerce Club
as guest speaker cn Monday,
February 1st, at 12.80 noon. I
shall be prepared to apeak for the
length of time you suggest un the
economy of Social Credit In Its
practical application to bualnaaa,
It is understood that the meeting
Is entirely non-political. I may
say that so far as I am concerned,
I have no objection to the press
being present* and if there Is
time for questions after I have
spoken I shall be delighted."
(Signed) "Yours sincerely,
"John C. Hargrave."
Since Mr. Hargrave was last reported from Calgary on his way
east, it seemed most unlikely that
he would be able to address the
Commerce Club here on February
1. Mr. Hughea haa received no
further word from Mr. Hargrave
since the letter of January 22. Efforts are being made to secure another speaker for the luncheon.
Seymour at
SEY. 2088
Alumni Crests Not
Undergraduate Wear
Through a mlsundsrstandlng
as vera! U. B. C. Alumni pins
bearing the graduates' oreat have
been sold te persons not author-
Isad to wear thsm. As It Is
thought that theae persons ware
present students at U. B. C. tha
Alumni Association wish to announce that this ersst msy not
bs worn  by undergrsduatss.
Trials will be held next week-end,
February 7, to pick the team to
compete with the College of Puget
Telegraph Tourney
Set For March
A modern, up-to-date version of
an archery tournament will take
place some time in Maroh by means
of the telegraph facilities between
Western University, the University
of Saskatchewan and U. B. C.
The archery enthusiasts among
the girls of these three centres of
learning will try their skill on their
own campuses, wiring the results to
the others.
But the sad part of the story is
that the better scores turned in by
our girls average 90, while the coeds at the other two universities
have little difficulty tn registering
300 points.
The moral is this: Anyone who
pretends to shoot at all Is asked to
turn out and practice until they
can rank with others.
Ifargatttm Mtn
Dear Sir:—
I  am  thinking  of  Betting a  suit  this  Sprlns with  a  ripple baok
and patch pockets ln a Houndstooth check pattern.   Would you advise
_    _Yvht." buying a suit, s msn lihea te set a modal ths reasonless
faehlonjeadere aro. wearing at that time.   "Clothe* for tha Oeesslon"
.r~_"aJ7i .' '****.* _;"■ f"»« *»•■ "i"*"-** »•*■*! **v* menee a. »ne nnnn
and S4V* Inahea at the knee. Sleevea will taper and there will toe a
minimum of padding In the shoulders. Tho sloth will toe either one
of the r oh now Olon Urquhart fields or s Cable or alternating striae.
Wa advlaa you to buy a ault of thla deaorlptlon.
Send ua your slothing preblema.   Thay will
ba answered  In this column or by letter.
E. A. L
On Tuesday, February 0th, the
usual meeting of Le Cercle Fran-
caia will be held at the home of
Stella Brldgman, 2474 Point Grey
Road, ,at 8 p.m. sharp. Some of the
members will present a drama,
"line Homme qui epousa une
femme muette."
"Distinctly* Clothes" - Prices $25.00 and up
B. G. District Tel. and Delivery Go. Ltd.
Tracks, Mstarsyeias art Mm Mm_m|m, AtailaMt at M Tinas
Your Greatest Assets!
Ralph Brown, Arts '31
470 ORANVILLE Friday, February 5, 1937
Some freshmen are very different. There is the one who drew a
fair freshette he didn't know in the class draw, so he phoned her up,
saying: I have got a ride in a car for myself and if you can get down
to the Commodore by street  car  I  will  meet you  there."
Spring is really on the way! You have only to go into the LINGERIE
SHO* at 2791 Granville Street to prove it. They have the smartest new
blouses tailored for school wear or frilly for occasJon. Or if you know
the economy of wearing vestees instead of blouses you'll certainly get
some of these ultra smart styles in white or colored.
Start right now to furbish up your wardrobe—oh and don't forget
to see the new neckwear, it is quite thrilling,
-k        *        -k        *k
Some girls are certainly popular. Did you know about tho Kappa who
is going more or less steadily (at least the men think so) with two Zetes
and another fellow.
Tomorrow is the last day of the BUOOIT SHOP sale. So it is your
final opportunity to pay a visit to 444 Oranvllle Street and pick up a
real shoe bargain. For this final cleanup there are 109 pairs of shoes
from Rae Sens main floor being sold at the remarkably low price of $3.95.
These shoes were formerly priced up to $12.50, There are also many
smart models left at $4.75.
If you are wise you will buy two or three pairs of shoes at the
Budget Shop sale, for shoe prices are advancing rapidly.
By the way, a new shipment of Spring Shoes has just arrived at
Rae-Sons Budget Shop. We will be able to tell you moro about them
next week.
* *        *        *
One of the Signa Phis didn't mean to go in the Freshman draw.
However, the other two kindly oaid her fees and she was drawn all
unknowing. However, she has decided to stay in it all right and has
reimbursed her pals for fhe fees.
* *        *        *
If you are wondering about fraternity and sorority pictures, AIM
Studio has the answer you want. Group pictures will cost a dollar for
those who have already had a picture taken for the Totem and one-fifty
for those who have to have a picture especially taken. Isn't that reasonable?  You can certainly trust Aber to give you the best service possible
* *        *        *
The Alpha Phis are having trouble. Some Idaho girls are coming
up for their formal, and requested dates. They want tall, dark and
handsome men with English accents, stupendous personalities, and in
addition they must be superb dancers. We guess that they must be
thinking about some other campus.
* *        *        *
Fashion decrees prints and more prints this year, so remember
MADAME RUNGE on South Granville, who is ready to supply all your
print needs.
We know you'd 'ove the vivid green with the delicate tracery of
black leaves and grasses printed on it. This dress has smocking at the
neck and cuffs and is tied with a wide sash. The black crepe with the
eyelet embroidered sleeves and the small squares of yellow, red, green
and blue splashed all over would be useful for informal dates.
Don't forget the serviceable brown and navy prints which are just
the thing to wear under your winter coat during the early spring days.
You may see them on display at Madame Runge's.
* *        *        *
We also heard that the Kappa's expected all the Zetes to thair
formal  after a Zete cocktail  party.
* *        *        *
So many corsages are needed by University students in February,
but BROWN BROS, can satisfy all your wants. Consult them if you want
to give her something different to wear at the Science ball; they can
suggest just the thing for any colored dress.
For fraternity formals you may get lowered prices on group orders.
That is a tip worth remembering. And never forget, if she asks you to
her sorority dance you must supply flowers.
Roses, iris, calla lilies, gardenias, carnations and orchids are all In
season just now.
Did you notice the new store front Brown Bros, are building? Your
favorite florist is going to be an even more attractive place when it is
* *        *        *
Did you hear about the Phi Kap Sig who comes out to Varsity with
a D.G. and gets stuck on purpose.
* *        *        *
Here is news You can get one of the famous wireless permanents
at the RUSSIAN DUCHESS Beauty Salon for half price during February.
A finger wave and hair trim is included with the wave. As the machine
doesn't touch the head, there is no chance of burning. An oil solution
is used so you get a beautifully soft natural wave.
By the way, February is a short month, so why not phone Trinity
4727 for an immediate appointment. There is time to get a permanent
before the Science  Ball.
* *        *        *
We hear that one of the recently pledged co-eds is taking a walk
outside the sorority fold.
* *        *        *
The Book Exchange will pay
cash vouchers starting Monday,
February 8, FOR OND WEEK
ONLY! All vouchers must be
cashed at this time. Any money
or books not claimed become
the property of the Alma Mater
Society, so be sure and protect
your own interests by bringing
in your voucher. Don't say you
weren't warned. Feb. 8-12 inclusive.
Today and tomorrow—lost dsys
for fraternity and aororlty pictures. Aber etudlos, Medical-
Dsntsl Building. Ne plotures accepted after Saturday.
The next meeting ot the Biological Discussions Club will be held
on Monday, February 8, at the
home ot M. Aahton, 4576 West 15th.
At thia meeting there will be a
Symposium, the subject ot which
will be "Parasitism."
Will members intending to be
present please notify J. Balllle, Ap.
Sc. 217.
T^'s ^//vVCr*w*» Sror/>fir/yrmM G*rn/*Xr%fc
Oe twee sBali* /
Health Insurance
Impracticable Say
Prairie Debaters
CHKWAN, Feb. 2 (WIPU) — Debating that Beelallasd Medlelne
wss Imprsetlcabla, the Collsgs of
Msdlelns wen ths Hill Oup from
ths College of Arte snd •olanoo
at the University of Saskateha-
wsn. Ths Msdlelns Debaters,
Doug Csmsron and Ban Goodman,
wsrs glvsn ths doelaion. Court-
nay MeBwan and Alvln Hamilton
repressntsd Arts.
The affirmative contended that
the pressnt systsm did not glvs
adaquats a s r v I c s, permitting
quasi- dooters and patsnt msdl-
olns msnufaetursrs te obtain
M000,000 psr ysar from ths United States alone. Alao, Individual
doctora In Isolated communltlea
either are underpaid or move
away, foro'lng them to naglaet the
needed work. The suoesss of the
Soelallssd Msdlelns Is shown In
ths Improvement whioh tha cancer clinics, asylums, psyehepathlo
wsrds snd T.B. Sanatorls hsve
brought to the general health of
the province. Adequate medical
care would be given at an eatl-
mated coat of S12.60 par capita.
The negative argued that Socialised Medlelne would loae the
personal touoh. Moreover, the
doctors wharsvar ths systsm Is
prsetload are greatly overworked,
■xsmplee of army Ufa wsrs glvsn
to show the demoralisation which
such a system caused on the me-
dleal standard. To thsm It did
not seem ressonsbls to substltuts
a systsm whieh would entail
much more expenae than the old
for one which kept the death-rate
In Saskatchewan the lowest In
the world during 1984.
Robin Hood
(Continued from Fas* 1)
to the indignation ot Sir Ouy. Maid
Marian protests against the marriage to Sir Ouy, hoping that on
the return of the King from the
Crusades, she will be released,
while Robin Hood plans with the
help of the king to prove his right
to the earldom. The outlaws sympathise with the pair and Invite
Robin Hood to Join them, promising
them he shall be their king and
rule them under the Greenwood
Tree, to which proposal Robin Hood
The second act tells of the struggle between the forces of Sir Ouy
and Robin Hood. In thia act Allan-
a-Dale, Marjorie Thompson, sings
that well-known ballad, "Oh Promise Me" and Willa Elliot sings the
beautiful  "Forest  Song."
The "Tinker's Song," on ot the
highlights ot the opera, is brought
out in the last act. In this finale
the dashing king of the outlaws
brings a-message which saves Maid
Marian from the hated marriage
with Sir Ouy and the opera ends
amid general rejoicings at the triumph of Robin Hood and the gently
Marian over the plotting Sheriff
and his ward.
This act begins with the Armories Song by Will Scarlet and features the attractive "Church Bell's
Will  the person who  walked  oft
with my notebook please return it
to the Students' Council Office immediately.
JOHN McMlLLAN, Arts '38.
Artists   Illustrate
De Riddle Lecture
"The Italian Operatic Aria" was
the subject of the third In a series
of lectures by Allard de Ridder,
conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, when he spoke
to members of the U. B. C. Musical
Society and their friends In the
Auditorium  on  Wednesday.
"Monteverde was the flrst writer of opera in the style of today,"
Mr. de Ridder stated, "lifting the
orchestral part into a unit lu itself." Oluck and Plcclni, the speaker pointed out, were further exponents of the opera we know today,
the former "bringing back opera to
more serious and classical dimensions," and the latter was of the
old school, beginning the reform ln
opera and thereby making the foundation for the modern style. The
work of these men was art of the
future, for they believed that all
arts should work together, and lt
was Oluck's operatic arias that did
away with the talking, making music plus action absolutely continuous.
The speaker then made an Interesting comparison between the lives
and works of Johann Sebastian Bach
and his contemporary, Oeorge
Friedrlch Handel. Both were born
in 1085, in Germany, and at an early
age, both visited Italy. "Handel is
identified with the 'Dramatic in English,' the oratorios, secular music
and he devoted his latter life almost exclusively to opera," Mr. de
Ridder stated.
The  spsaksr contlnusd,  "as a
young man,  Bach was  Intsnsaly «
Intarsstsd In music, and Sunday
after Sunday would walk SO miles
to hesr ths grsat Rslohen's organ
raettala, and on ens occasion wsnt
238 miles on foot to hesr Bunts-
nude,   town   organist   of   Lubeo.
Baoh,   It   has   bsen   eald,   would
have bssn his successor hsd hs
msrrlsd    Buntehude'e    daughter,
but he eouldn't fall for It."
Bach, Mr. de Ridder told his audience, is better known as an organ
virtuoso   rather   than   a   composer.
As court-director at Kothen, he produced  his wonderful chamber music, and later,  while cantor of the
Thomasschule, Leipslg, he wrote a
cantata every Sunday for five years,
only   200   of   which    were   saved.
"Bach has really covered the whole
Held of art.    His family had been
musicians  generations before  him,
and it was an outflow ot music in
the Bach family as has no precedent ln history, culminating in Johann
Sebastian.     Due   to  over-straining,
both Bach and Handel were blinded
in  their  later yeara,"  the  speaker
Throughout the leoture, Mr. de
Ridder Illustrated his discussion
with excerpts from the masters.
Soloist waa Kitty Hamilton; Mr.
and Mrs. de Ridder gave a vooal
and violin duet, while th quintette
of Kay Patterson, Marjory Thompson, Doug Ford, William Cameron
and Margaret Atkinson, did several
choral numbers. Miss Blsje de Ridder was accompanist.
Passes may be obtained today
noon at the Musical Society room,
207 Auditorium, for the Symphony
Orchestra rehearsal at the Strand
Theatre, Saturday, 8.30 a.m.
Arbitrarily Paired
Frosh Make Merry
Dancing in the traditional background of green and white, freshmen and freshettes spent a busy
evening getting acquainted with
the   partners  fate  had  chosen   for
them  laat evening  at  the  Commodore.
For her claaa party, Mary Cov-
ernton choae a pink chiffon dreas
with accordlan pleated skirt and
full sleeves. She wore accessories
of turquoise blue and a corsage of
Elisabeth Balfour, also a member of Arts '40, wore a swingtime
dress In black velvet. On the tunic
was a pattern ot birds in metallic
and at the neckline was a ruby
Bunty Butters, a member of the
committee for the party, also chose
to wear black velvet. The dress
was buttoned down the front from
the neckline to hem of the sheered
skirt. She wore a corsage of white
Patrons for the party were President and Mra. Klinck, Dean and
Mrs. Buchanan, Dean Bollert and
Professor and Mra.  Ure.
Phratereans Hold
Tea For Faculty
Women Saturday
A tea In honor of the Faculty
women Is to be held at the home
of Alice Gavin, 1149 57th Avenue,
on Saturday, when the Phrateres'
colors of blue and gold will be displayed throughout the rooms. Golden yellow daffodils, flanked by blue
tapers, will centre the lace-covered
Mrs. Killam, honorary president
of Phrateres. Mrs. M. Finlayson,
Mrs. D. Buchanan and Miss Gray
will preside at the urns, while Miss
Bollert, Mary McGeer and Audrey
Horwood, past presidents of the
club, and President Madge Nell!
will be In the receiving line. Those
asked to serve are the vice-presidents and secretaries ot the Club
The committee in charge of arrangements for the affair is headed
by Norah Sibley, and consists of
Madge Neill, Olga Webber, Marlon
Kersey, Margaret Evans, Jessie
McRae  and  Fronla  Snyder.
All active and alumni Phratereans are invited to be presented. Tea
will be served trom 8.80 to 8.00
Book Review
"Inside Europe" by John Gunther
ls the best guide to Europe yet published. As an historical work lt
is decidedly lacking, but then Mr.
Gunther himself states that he Is
primarily Interested In the "big"
men. He believes that accidents
of personality play an important
role in history. A reaction from the
purely economic view, therefore, he
sets out to paint' these personalities
against the background of their
native country. This, he does extraordinary well, as he has a knack
of seising upon apparently trivial
bits of information which when
pieced together assume an importance. The result ls acute characterisation, his insight being aided
by his  love  of  people as  such.
His style ls good, his vocabulary
rich, and he is a master of the art
of racy conversation. However his
prejudices are plain to behold; he
is violently antl-Fasclt, and inclines
toward the Left. He does scant
Justice to Ramsay Macdonald, but
Mussolini and Baldwin are drawn
with skill and understanding. Mr.
Gunther has had ample opportunity
to study these men as he was correspondent for the Chicago "Daily
News" for 11 years, five ot them in
charge of the Central European
Bureau  ln  Vienna.
The book is necessarily uneven,
as two-thirds ot his material is
first-hand knowledge, thus the chapters on countries with which he Is
most familiar are the best. He also
has a fondness for the "nuisance"
countries, as they offer greater
scope for inflammatory material.
His statements are usually correct,
though at times colored by his absorption with the human element.
Thia book is excellent for anyone
wishing an imaginative account of
Europe seen through the eyes of
the  leading personalities.
Students requiring their theses
typed carefully, neatly and accurately at reasonable charges cannot
do better than to send them to Miss
Mary Hutton. They will be called
for and delivered. Telephone Bay-
view 4984.
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2. Turn in a 50-word Totem report Immediately.
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Abar (Trinity 633) for toam pictures.
2. Turn in a 100-word Totem report immediately.
Friday, February 5, 1937
Saturday noon in the student
gymnasium, our Collegiate Cagers
face one of the toughest teams thia
year, when they tackle the strong
Cheney Normal quintet from below
the border.
When those two squads met on
the recent B. C. barnstorming tour,
the Cheney outfit emerged with a
well-earned 37-27 victory. The battle waa close all the way, with the
Washington sharpshooters coming
through in the last Ave minutes to
swish up a margin of 10 markers
before the final whistle.
Cheney really has a great basketball team, a fact which will
register   in   a   hurry   when   the
Junior Conference standings are
perused.   But, that's not all—as
well aa being on top of the Conference heap, and odds-on favorites to remain there, they illustrated to hoop fans down under
just how good they were by defeating   a   crack   University   of
Idaho squad, and losing by only
two points to a powerful Washington State melon team.
Although  the  Normal   ambassadors  are  noted  for   snappy  team-
play, moBt of their potential baskets  are  parked   in   the  versatile
centre  and sharpshooting forward
on their flrst string line. Eustace is
the   star  swlsher,   playing  in  the
pivot slot, and he has an annoying
habit of popping counters over his
check's  head — he's  only   6  feet  8
Inches   tall.'    The   other    lad    who
shares the limelight is diminutive
West, a veteran on the "teacher's"
squad,  whose  speed, and  dextrous
ball-handling   are   responsible    for
many of the Cheney basket wins.
■But don't get the idea that the
U.B.C. Senior A's have any  intentions of losing this tilt—they
will   be   out   for   a   revenge  triumph. Playing without Wllloughby, Armstrong and Swan on the
trip, the Collegiate Cagers figure
they're due for a win when they
tangle   with   the   Cheney   "Savages" in the Student gym.
And, Manager Art Eastham has
been working overtime to put this
Saturday matinee over with a bank.
Take  it from  Art,  Student spectators will see a grand battle —
which   will   start   on   time,   1*2.00
In one ot the biggest upsets of
the season, the Varsity senior cagers fell before a barrage of long-
shots to take a 29-25 defeat at the
hands of an Inspired Forst quintet
Wednesday at the campus gym.
Outplaying the students all the
way, the Radiomen grabbed the
lead in the opening minutes and
were never headed. Opening with a
fast passing attack that tied the
Thunderbird squad up In knots, tbe
Greensblrts quickly piled up a B-
polnt lead which they Increased to
11 points to lead 16-5 at the
In the second frame, Marsh and
Holmes led the visitors ln another
scoring spree with the result that
the Radiomen were out ln front 27-
13 with eight minutes to go. At
this point the students rallied to
bring the count up to 27-23, but
with less than a minute left, Mars'
sank another sitter to put the game
Marsh starred for the Forst five
with 13 points and Bardsley, who
led Varsity's last-minute rally, was
tops for the losers.
 1 Iff!	
Sport Snaps
Frank Turner
■askstbsll takss over the eon-
trols In tho Intramural sohsdule for
todsy as Solenoe '40 rraeta Boleneo
'SS and Arta '39 mssts Arts '38.
Oym Instruoter Msury Van Vllet
wlshaa all taam managars to note
•that any team falling to put In an
appaaranoo for games In the futurs
will forfeit them. Thle Is nsoosssry
bsosuss thsrs are only two months
of play left, so be sure that your
taama are on hand.
Senior "A's" Lose
Close One to Spencer's
Fighting desperately for a last
chance at playoff honors, the Senior
A women basketeers just missed
out in a last-minute rally by seconds and were nosed out 17-16 by
the league-leadihg Spencer quintet.
Beautiful zone defense kept the
Diamond "S" team down ln the
flrst half and tbe score at the
breather was 6-5, Varsity's  favor.
But the co-eds were soon left behind in the latter halt as the Spencer five under the marvellous shooting of Verna Briscoe, ran up the
score to 17-10 with but five minutes
left to play.
Paolng whst sssmed almost Im-
posslbls odds,  oo-eds  Laura  Nixon and lasbslle Campbell star-tad
a   laat-mlnuta   rally  whieh   failed
by ssoonds.   With hard-luok thoy
Just  mlsssd   tho   winning   points
ss Ruth Wilson, ungusrdsd under
the  baaket,  waa  about to ahoot,
whan  the final  whlatle  sounded.
At the flrat of thla season the coeds were thought to be just the usual product of Varsity.   With great
team  spirit   and   perseverance   the
girls came up to be Just about tops
but tbelr rally  started  too late to
give them a playoff berth.    Needless to say. Coach Doc Montgomery
ls very proud of his proteges.
This team la record-breaking ln
one respect anyway; in two successive games tbey brought out eight
Varsity rooters to support them—an
almost unheard ot event.
S-m-o-o-t-h, mild—
and throat-easy
Starting oft with the usual kick
about college spirit and lack of support, we'd like to point out a couple
of real examples of said lackadalsl-
calness. First, grab an eyeful of the
student support of Alma Mater's
only 'pay-for-ltself-every-year' sport
—Basketball. The Senior A melon
tossers, at preaent in a tie for top
of the Inter-city loop, have been
cheered on every game by about a
dozen faithful fans. What's the
matter with the other 1900-odd attendants at our institution? Surely
300 or 400 of this number could be
on hand to supply that extra
"umpha" necessary to the blue and
gold Thunderbird ln its soaring
flight to championship heights.
• •        •
English Rugby gives us our aecond opportunity to sarcastically and
scathingly survey Campus sport
The heart-rending display ot Binall-
town-lshness by our usually far
sighted Faculty, and by a few of
the Miller Cup players themselves,
calls for severe denunciations as far
as this writer's concerned. A
chance to organize a Pacific Coast
Inter-Colleglate Rugby Conference
with U. B. C, Oregon, California
and possibly Washington and Stanford was passed up because of
close-flstedness and many very minor difficulties. A little sacrifice on
the part of both Faculty members
and Interested students could have
solved the only major problem—
that ot missing lectures, essays, etc.
Although three weeks away from
studies is quite a few hours, lt
would have been that way this year
only. In future, the time-out would
be considerably less.—And, to top
things off, no reasons were divulged
for the Faculty's "nay" . . . sad,
sad.   .   .   .
• * *
A sub-major sport, which has
rightfully muttered about lack of cooperation and such things, ls Ice
Hockey. This year's team, one of
the greatest puck machines ever
turned out by the Point Orey Institution's sport factory, has received
plenty of breaks since organizing
last fall—and all tough ones, It
started with practice hours, then
equipment, and culminated ln tbe
usual kick about non-support. Because they couldn't convince the
governing bodies that Varsity hockey pays ln Vancouver, the local
U. had to throw overboard the
Northwest Inter-Collegiate league
proposed by Washington Manager
Hudson. And the Irony of lt all is
they're at present scrimping, and
scraping to obtain the flimsy fee
necessary to travel to Seattle over
the week-end.
• • *
Calendars don't seem to make
any difference to old man winter
anymore. Here 'tis February, and
still demon Snow and Sleet continue to clog up traffic, noses, and
among other things, Sport. Soccer
is practically slowed up to a permanent stop. . . The final Miller
cup rugby game, which ls to be
Played two weeks after the snow
leaves, will probably be staged
when the autumn leaves — are on
the ground. . . . Manager Joe Rita
is obsessed with the idea of buy-
ings skis and snowshoes—he figures that's the only way the Arts
'30 road race and the Arts '20 relay
will ever be run.
• * •
Hard-luck team number one on
the campus ls "Doc" Montgomery's
Senior A girls' basket squad. After
getting away to a slow start, the
co-ed cagers climbed up the "ladies'
ladder" untlJ they were within two
points of the third rung and a playoff spot. The heart-breaker came
when they lost to Spencer's last
week, and at the same time, the
ornery league execs, decided to
chuck out a protest which the Blue
and Gold team had won—leaving
them no chance to crash the playoffs. A minor team, Hitchin's Junior Soccer team, rates honorable
mention for their smart showing
this season. If the snow ever melts,
the roundball artists have a 2-1
chance ot winning the league. And
snow, sleet rains supreme!
INTER-UNIVERSITY TITLE  BID*    p*"=™"aM"-'    *
With a one-game lead over the
Washington Huskies, Varsity's alac-
ritous hockey aggregation leaves tomorrow for Seattle to play the
hoped-to-be final of the Washington-
XT. B. C. ice series set for Saturday
at 5.30 in the Civic Ice Arena. It
the local sextet tucks away this
second battle of the aqua-colda,
they will have copped the inter-
colleglate series for the flrat time
ln five years.
On condition that the boys play
the excellent brand of hockey that
characterized their first clash with
Washington last Friday, and lt
Goalie Shirreff stays in top form,
they should be able to beat the
Americans hands-down.
It is rumored, however, that the
icemen of the Puget Sound City
will spring a few surprises on their
Canadian arch-rivals. Since the last
game they have had numerous practice sessions and will bring out a
greatly    Improved   squad.
The Washington forward line of
Denne, Panton and Haas who were
so troublesome to the Varsity puck
pushers in the last game will again
be playing on the main string tor
the second clash. They will be assisted by Holland and Retnpher ln
the defensive cones, both of them
strong players—the very essence of
stability. Another bee ln the Varsity bonnet ls the perfect performance of Washington's Reid, one of
the best netmlnders the Husky
team has put on the ice.
To counteract this enviable aggregation, Gordie Mathias, efficient
coach of the Blue and Gold Power
Plant, has trained such men as Jim
Harmer, star defence man; Clarence Taylor, flashy forward; Jim
Ussher, flrat string centre, and Paul
Trussell, hard-working forward.
On the second string are the fast,
tricky Guiget brothers, Marcel and
Charlie, who will play on the two
wings. Centre spot on this line
will be held down by Framp Price,
stalwart hockeyist of last year. The
rest of the team will be chosen from
Jack Stevenson, Angle Provenzano,
Maury Lambert and Frank Perry.
A meeting to discuss final arrangements for the trip will be held today at 12.15 ln Arts 108.
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