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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
No. 31
Perennial Cloudburst
'Ubyssey Staff
Regains Rights
of Free Speech
Renewing publication with the understanding that the 'Ubyssey' would
be issued for the purpose of opposing
the Students' Council on the subject
of Grantham's resignation, the Publications Board decided Thursday afternoon to put out a paper Saturday.
Grantham refused to accept the resignation of his staff since he deemed
it in the best interests of the University for the paper to continue, were
the restrictions withdrawn. The Board
assented to this and voiced the opinion that it would do battle with the
Council to have Grantham reinstated.
H. Koshevoy was recommended by
the Board and appointed by the Council to take the position of Editor-in-
Chief for the rest of the term. Koshevoy emphasized the stand of the Board
by declaring that he only accepted his
position ia order to fight Grantham's
S. C. M. Concludes
Fellowship Week
The need for a worldwide outlook
in Christian life today was the theme
of the S. C. M. service held at Chown
United Church, Sunday evening.
This service concluded International week in which students through-
uot the world remember their international fellowship.
Rev. A. E. Whitehouse spoke on
"The Knowledge of the Mystic," dwelling particularly on racial relations.
Katharine Hockin, Eric Kelly and
Fred Jakeway took part in the service,
representing the S. C. M. Choir members presented student hymns.
In the afternoon Dr. Scott led a
discussion group on worship, while a
further period of hymn singing at the
home of Katharine Hockin followed
the service.
Dr. Albert Kotschnig of the International Student Service is expected
as leader for the next S. C. M. Camp,
March 7-8.
The discussion will centre around
international problems with which Dr.
Kotschnig is particularly fitted to
deal, since he comes direct from Geneva. Other local leadership is also
being arranged.
This will he tho only camp until
the end of April. Details are available
in Aud. 312.
Council Requests
Nominations for
A.M.S. President
All nominations for President of
the Alma .Mater Society must he in
the hands of the secretary, Miss Muirhead, by Monday, March 2.
Paper Outlines
Life and Work
of Carman
"Before reviewing Carman's work,
it is almost a prerequisite that his
background and early life should be
understood," declared Ronald Grantham in a paper on "Bliss Carman"
read to the Letters Club on Tuesday
The poet's colonial ancestry was
mentioned, and a description of old
Fredericton given in the words of
Charles G. D. Roberts.
"The lovely little city of the Loyalists, bosomed in her elms and half
encircled by the sweep of her majestic river, was stirring with a strange
aesthetic ferment." Good literature
was appreciated, and many were writing poetry.
Carman's school and university
days were outlined. "In 1886 he went
to Harvard, and may be said to have
started a new phase of his career."
Further shaping influences on the development of his talent and philosophy were mentioned.
"Bliss Carman evolved a philosophy
of his own, which permeates all his
work." His "Unitrinianism" called
for the balanced development of the
intellectual, physical and spiritual
The poetic works of Carman were
briefly treated, special mention being
made of "Low Tide on Grand Pre,"
"Songs from Vagabondia," "By the
Aurelian Wall," the lyrics reconstructed from fragments of Sappho,
"Songs of the Sea Children," and
latter books.
"Self-censorship was a virtue which
Carman never really learned, and a
number of his poems are the worse for
unnecessary stanzas. A tendency to
obscurity and to repetition are other
defects that sometimes appear, but in
the estimation of critics, the excellences of the work far outweigh such
occasional shortcomings."
Oratory Trials
to be Staged
for Contest
Tryouts for entry into the finals
of the University Oratorical Contest
will take place in Arts 100, at 3 p.m.
on Friday, March 11th. The finals will
lie held on Friday, March 20th. The
place has not yet been chosen, but
will probably be King Edward High-
school Auditorium, which was used
last year.
Many of the seasoned orators who
entered last year will be on hand
again, while others who have had opportunities of developing their powers
of rhetoric in recent Alma Mater
meetings are also expected to take
part. Speakers will be allowed seven
minutes in the tryouts and twenty
minutes in tho finals on any subject
they choose. First and second prizes of
medals will be awarded to both men
and women. The winners of last year's
contest were Margaret Muirhead and
Harry Freeman.
each and two book prizes of $25
each were added to University
awards by the Board of Governors at
their meeting of February 23. The
scholarships will be awarded every
session for a period of five years, beginning in 1932. They are obtained
from the income from the Khaki University and Y.M.C.A. Scholarship
fund. In awarding them, preference
is to be given to the sons and daughters of soldiers of the Great War. The
University Calendar supplies all other
The Engineering Institute of Canada's prize of $26 annually for a
period of five years was accepted. The
award is to be made to a student of
the Fourth Year in Applied Science
on the basis of marks made in his academic work in that year. His activities
in the students' engineering organization or in the local branch of a recognized engineering society, will also
be considered.
The sum of $25 was received from
an anonymous donnor for a Book
Prize in Commerce to be awarded to
a student of the Graduate Year.
Provision was made whereby the
monies collected by students for the
preparation of playing fields and for
the erection of a stadium might be
turned over to the University and be
expended under Professor Buck's supervision.
Letters were received from the
Local Council of Women and the Provincial Parent-Teachers Federation,
urging the establishment of a Department of Home Economics. Thes were
laid over until the amount of the 1931-
32 legislative grant to the University
is announced.
The B. C. Fruit Growers' Association presented a resolution requesting
the establishment of a Department of
Agricultural Economics. This request
was referred to the Senate.
The Board approved of the request
by the Greater Vancouver Health
League that classroom and library
facilities be made available in May for
the giving of a course of lectures to
a number of leaders in Parent Education and Child Guidance. Dr. Wyman
Pilcher, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education in the University, has kindly consented to give a
series of two lectures in this course.
Spending all their spare time on
rehearsals, members of the cast of
Noel Coward's brilliant play, chosen
for the Players' Club's vehicle this
year, are fast approaching professional calibre for their first performance
which is slated for Friday at Clover-
dale. All parts have now been decided and everybody in the club is
working at fever pitch to "put the
show over." Following the Cloverdale
performance next Friday the cast
journeys to New Westminster on Monday to thrill the fans which the society
made there last year.
Bill Cameron, who is taking the
part of the insouciant George Brent,
is exceeding all expectations in the
way in which he is getting under the
skin of the part. The three principal
women, all so different from each
other, and each adding to the charm
of the play, are Nancy Symes, George's
second wife. Marjorie Ellis his daughter, and Dorothy McKelvie his first
wife. These last three are the contribution of the freshman class to the
Alfred Evans who has played leading roles in two of the society's former
productions, is interpreting the important character of George's son,
Sholto. Those who are supplying the
necessary atmosphere of an English
hunting county, with their individual
idiosyncrasies and peculiarities are
Ann Ferguson, Ruth Bostock, Betty
Buckland, R. Knight and E. H. Tull,
while St. J. Madeley will "buttle."
The complications and humour in
the final act are to be given to those
who attend by Jack Ruttan, an enterprising American business man, and
Alice Morrow, an Italian maid who
thinks George is "una vacha."
Council Stands
by Pub Board
In Future
Conflict between the Publications
Board and the authorities of the University has been smoothed over by
the decision of the Faculty Council to
take no action on the editorial "Criticisms from Above" or on other editorials, articles and letters that have appeared in the Ubyssey and caused Faculty censure. The restriction of President L. S. Klinck is in this way automatically withdrawn and the paper
can continue publication. According
to the letter sent by Faculty Council
any further action in the case is to be
left in the hands of the Students'
The staff of the Ubyssey, after a
meeting on the question as to whether
to continue issuing the paper, decided
to publish since the restriction had
been withdrawn and the problem of
censorship given for consideration to
the Alma Mater Society executive who
back the paper on the matter of free
President Klinck's letter and the
one from the Faculty Council are
printed below:
Dr. Klinck states: "My restriction
upon the editor of the Ubyssey and the
Publications Board was only until such
time as the Faculty Council should
consider the editorial "Criticisms from
Above," and their action thereon reported. The Faculty Council has now
considered the above matter. A copy
of their findings is enclosed. My temporary restriction is automatically removed."
The Resolution passed by the Faculty Council, Feb. 26th, reads as follows: "Whereas the Student Council
has affirmed and exercised its authority over the Publications Board as evidenced by its action in requesting and
accepting the resignation of the editor
of the Ubyssey on account of certain
editorials, articles and letters published in the Ubyssey, be it therefore resolved that the Faculty Council take
no action re the editorials "Criticisms
from Above" and other objectionable
editorials and articles, and that any
further action in the case be left in
the hands of the Students' Council."
European Tour
Planned by
An official university tour of Scotland, England, Holland, Belgium and
France has been arranged by the Universities of Canada through the National Federation of Canadian University Students in conjunction with the
Canadian Pacific Railway. Universities
of Europe have extended their patronage to the plan. A. G. Burns, travel
secretary of the federation, states:
"This means that in such places as
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oxford, London,
Holland, Brussels, and Paris, an intimate personal contact is made with
the students of those centres, and this
is an opportunity which I believe no
other tour in existence enjoys to the
same degree."
Passages are to be taken on the
S.S. Minnedosa, which sails from Montreal June 17. The students arrive
back in Quebec July 29. Further information can be obtained at the Registrar's office, or from the pamphlets
on the notice-boards.
Coming Events
English Rugby—
Varsity vs. Ex-Mcgee
Canadian Rugby—
Varsity vs. Cougars
Varsity vs. Capilano
March    7: Co-ed Ball
March 11: Interclass Track
March 11-14: Spring Plays
U.B.C. Musical Society
Scores Notable Triumph
In "Pirates of Penzance"
BY E. N. B.
THE clear soprano voice and poised acting of Katharine Reid,
leading: lady, made "The Pirates of Penzance" an epoch in
the history of the Musical Society of the University and a
notable event in the social calendar of the year. Closely pressing
Miss Reid for the honors of the performance were Ian Douglas,
the Pirate King, and Robert Brooks as the debonair and distinctly
unmilitaristic Major-General.
Miss Katharine Reid
The leading lady in "The Pirates
of Penzance" who gave a brilliant
performance in the role of Mabel.
She is a member of the class of Education '31.
University Of London
Oilers Scholarship
A communication from the Uni-
veivsity of London, of interest to students of history, reads as follows:
"The University College Committee
will award in June 1931 a Sir William Meyer Studentship in the History and Geography of India, of the
value of about £120, tenable for two
years, in accordance with the following terms extracted from the Regulations:—
"1. The Studentship shall be known
as the Sir William Meyer Studentship,
"2. The Studentship is tenable for
two years, subject to satisfactory progress.
"3. Candidates must be graduates
of a University of the British Empire,
and must be qualified to enter upon
an approved course of training in methods of research, with a view to taking an approved higher degree in the
University of London.
"4. The candidate electe'd will be
required to devote his whole time to
this work.
"5. On or before the 1st of June in
the year of the award, each candidate
will be required to submit a statement giving full particulars of his
educational career, and the branch or
branches of research which he desires to pursue.
"Candidates wishing to compete
should communicate with the undersigned as soon as possible; giving full
particulars of their academic qualifications, and not later than 1st June,
Influenza, which earlier in the week
threatened to disrupt the performance, resulted in two last minute
changes in the cast. Gordon Wilson,
the original Sergeant of Police, was
unable to appear and his part was
taken over on the eve of the opening
by Nelson Allen while Day Washington was shifted from a pirate to a
Mackay Esler played Frederic, the
pirate apprentice, who in spite of
spending most of his 21 years in the
company of outlaws has maintained a
charming innocence—especially in regard to women—and a devotion to
duty which almost proves his undoing.
"The Pirates of Penzance" is a
colorful and exotic spectacle. The glamor of the unreal which shrouds it
was enhanced by the obviously impossible and illogical situations and
by the setting—first in a remote part
of the Cornish coast and later in a
ruined and eerie castle. However, the
tendency of the supporting cast, both
the assembly of pirates and the choru3
of daughters, to group themselves
around the leading characters like
robots who respond to mechanical
cues in spasmodic movements and then
lapse into stoical immobility, was very
noticeable and tended to detract from
the single effect.
Robert Brooks, as Major-General
Stanley whose encyclopedic but somewhat chaotic knowledge astonished
the pirates, was excellent. He was the
source of most of the humour of the
evening and prolonged applause was
accorded him for his work. Although
his part did not give him as much opportunity to sing as in "The Garden
of the Shah" last year he showed to
good advantage in such a number as
"I am the Very Model of a Modern
(Continued on page 3)
Alma Mater Meeting
Featured By Exodus
"That the Alma Mater Society of
the University of British Columbia
respectfully represent to the government of the province that, in the opinion of its members, the proposed policy of limiting the attendance of students is one which is opposed to the
best interests of the University, and
to the whole educational system of the
province; and that immediate steps be
taken to present the views of the Society to the Government."
This was the motion put by Frank
Hall and Eric North before the special
Alma Mater meeting held in the Auditorium, Friday, February 20.
''We are not opposing Senate at
this meeting, we are cooperating with
them," said Frank Hall in introducing
the motion. "By opposing the government we are not committing ourselves
to favor either Liberals or Conservatives in the future," he continued.
"The time is inopportune for limitation," said North, "because the
province is growing. Are we to be content to submit to a static university
in a dynamic province?" he asked.
Immediately after North's talk,
most of the audience, small in any
case, rose "en masse" and trouped out
of the building, contrary to an unwritten law that no member of the
Alma Mater Society leave the meeting before the Students' Council, to
attend one o'clock lectures.
According to a wire from Toronto received Friday nhyht a
controversy similar to the recent conflict in the University of
B. C. is brewing in the University of Toronto. The telegram reads:
"Students' Administrative Council has ordered the "Varsity"
to cease publication indefinitelv.   Will wire further details if you
February 28, !1931
Wyt Wiymv
(Member of Pacific Inter-Colleglate Press Association)
Issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student Publications Board ot the
University of British Columbia, West Point Qrey.
Phone, Point Grey 691
Mail Subscriptions rate: $3 per year.    Advertising rates on application.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Himie Koshevoy
Editorial Staff
Senior Editors: Bessie Robertson and Edgar Brown
Associate Editors: Margaret Creelman, Mairi Dingwall, Kay Murray and Nick Mussallem.
AsslsUnt Editors: Mollio Jordan, R. Harcourt, Art McKenzie and Cecil Brennan
_ Cecelia Long
»,.     Teu^e Ed\iPT' Bunny Pound Exchange Editor: Kay Murray
Literary Editor: Frances Lucas. Assistant Literary Editor: Michael Freeman
Cartoonist: W. Tavender
News Manager; Himie Koshevoy
Reporters: Norman Hacking, Don Davidson, R. L. Malkin, Day Washington, B. Jackson,
J\»V, McDougBll, Kay Greenwood, Jeanne Butorao. J. Millar. St. John Madeley.
Edith Mcintosh, E. Costain. Eleanor KIIlam, Jean McDlarmld, John Dauphinee.
Tom How, Jean Jamteson, Berna Martin, Dorothy Thompson,
Anna Fulton, Sidney Aqua, Kay Crosby and E. N. Akerley
Uurel Rowntree, E. H. King, N. Nemetz
Business Staff
Business Manager: John W. Fox
Advertising Manager: Jack Turvey. Circulation Manager: Keg. Price.
Advertising Assistants: A, C. Lake and A. Kennedy
Business Assistants: Alf Allen, C. Cole, M. Alexander and J. Bardsley
Editors for the Issue:
Associate Sport Editors: Olive Selfe, Guthrie Hamlin and J. Wifred Le*
Senior: Edgar Brown Sport: Guthrie Hamlin
Associates: Malrl Dingwall and Bunny Pound
Council vs. Grantham
Students' Council, sitting aloof in the solitude of its pocket-
edition Olympus, has called for and accepted the resignation of Ronald Grantham, editor-in-chief of the "Ubyssey."
This is a step of the utmost seriousness, unparalleled in the
history of this University. And the reasons given for this action
are "deplorable lack of tact" on the part of Grantham, failure to
report to the omniscient executive an order from President Klinck
and the suspension of publication "without valid reason."
Considering these "reasons" in reverse order, it appears that
the cause of the cessation of publication was a reaffirmation of
his restrictions by President Klinck, after the matter had been
considered settled by agreement. The "Ubyssey" felt that to continue under censorship of this kind would be to betray its stand for
freedom of the press, a stand regarding which Council has uttered
many mouthf uls of approving words.
As to the duty of the editor to report the President's orders
to Council, may we first point out that the case was unique, being
without precedent. Secondly, it is obvious that had Grantham
fully understood and obeyed President Klinck's mandate, thereby
submitting to suspension of student opinion, the worldly-wise
Council would have taken no action. Grantham's sin in this matter is that he forced Council into accepting the unpleasing duty of
supporting (by words) the rights of the student body which it
might otherwise have avoided.
There remains the charge "lack of tact." This is surely a
heinous crime, an unpardonable sin that only a few depraved minds
could even conceive. Infinitely preferable is the course adopted by
the babus who infest the executive offices of the A.M.S. These
straight-forward worthies inform the Publications Board that
they will do or die for the freedom of the press, and at the same
time lead the Faculty Council to understand that Grantham has
been disciplined for voicing opinions offensive to authority. This
is naively revealed in the motion of the Faculty Council which resolved to take no action regarding Grantham's editorials since
Students' Council had done the deed on its own account.
Grantham committed the crime of preferring straight-forwardness to "tact," being unable to stomach the idea of playing the
part of hypocrite.
*    *    *
Came the Dawn
Let us look at Council from another angle not sitting in their
Elysium of entanglements but standing up for once for the rights
of the students with a written statement of support for the Ubyssey in the matter of Free Speech were the restrictions of the President not to be withdrawn.
Council is to be commended for this attitude of upholding the
privileges of the Alma Mater Society in directing its own publication. At the same time the worthy executive must be condemned
for its tardy realization of its obvious duty to the paper and the
students. An earlier recognition of this responsibility might have
prevented several of the serious difficulties that arose between the
Publications Board and authorities once President Klinck's initial
action had been taken. It would have shown the staff of the "Ubyssey" that it had the backing of Council on a subject that should
have united the two factions.
The restrictions placed on the "Ubyssey" by President Klinck
have been enforced throughout the series of protests and resignations and the question as to whether the President will have any
further right to again prohibit the publishing of comment in the
"Ubyssey" will be decided with the ratification of the Publications
Board constitution which will make the paper responsible solely
to Students' Council as executive of the student body. This provides that any action to be taken by University officials will have
to go through the medium of Students' Council who will decide the
controversy for the students.
*       *       *
Post-Graduate Study
From time to time announcements appear in the "Ubyssey"
regarding scholarships and fellowships offered by other universities. The source of all this, and a good deal more information is
the Registrar and students desiring particulars in any case should
apply to him.
University of British Columbia students have done very well
in post-graduate work. Besides winning a total of over $468,000
in scholastic awards, they have done much to establish the reputation of U. B. C. as a center of learning. While the population of
British Columbia has been completely oblivious to the fact, these
missionaries have gone forth to broader fields and by their personal
characters and high scholarship, they have made this university
respected in the scholastic world in a relatively brief time.
It is desirable that the high standard set by these leaders is
maintained and that the number of graduates qualified to represent the University in other places is constantly increased. Students who have consistently good records should consult the Registrar for information regarding the many post-graduate scholarships and fellowships which are available.
Arts '32 Entertains At Basket Social
Informality was the order of the
day when Arts ','!2 entertained at its
annual class party in the Alma Academy on Thursday, February 19.
,       The hall was decorated with blue
f\d gold streamers, and a large net
balloons  was  released  during  the
evening over the heads of the dancers.
Whistles and other novelties added to
the informal note. Dress ranged from
afternoon frocks to ginghams, and
from flannels to rugby sweaters; antl
the occasional couple vvho had been
brave enough to come in evening dress
Editor, "Ubyssey"
Dear Sir;—
1 would beg the indulgence of a few lines
to protest most vigorously against the conduct
of several hundred students who on Friday last
were discourteous enough to leave the Alma
Mater meeting in the auditorium before the
question could be put, and who thus reduced
the result of that meeting, which had been petitioned for by a number of students, to nothing.
I believe it to be In the Interest of every
student to be present at every Alma Mater
meeting if at all possible. 1 also believe that
it is a matter of common courtesy, in addition to hearing the supporters of a resolution,
at least to remain in attendance at the meeting
until the question can be put and in this way
give an official expression of opinion.
The resolution presented at Friday's "fiasco"
was sufficiently pertinent to compel the interest and consideration of every student.
Those responsible for presenting It probably
would have been less disappointed If It had
been defeated rather than to have had the
meeting adjourned because of lack of a quorum. Let us have a little more spirit directed
to the ends which It can serve best.
Yours truly,
Jay Aye Gee
Editor,  "Ubyssey,"
Dear Sir:—
I suppose the fiasco of Friday noon will be
the subject of considerable comment in the
columns of your paper. I cannot, however,
resist the temptation to add my modicum to
the mountain of scorn which those puerile
members of the A.M.S. deserve for leaving in
the middle of a meeting.
There is absolutely nothing to be said for
them. They Insulted the intelligence and stability of the entire student body, and In scrambling out of the auditorium presented a spec
tacle painfully reminiscent of a herd of bawling cattle.
Editor,  "Ubysaey"
Sir: —
Allow me to congratulate you, your staff,
Students' Council, the Faculty Committee, and
all your numerous supporters on the truly remarkable tact you have all shown In dealing
with this tactless question: "Freedom of
In the first place we all had the tact to
agree with the former editor. Certainly it
was the right and duty of the "Ubyusey" to
uphold free speech. We talked "big," and some
of us had our talk published in the "Ubyssey,"
a tactless thing to do.
Then came the news of Grantham's suspension. With its characteristic talk the Publications Board was up in arms. Resolutions had
been passed supporting Grantham; free speech
must be upheld at all costs; and Grantham was
the champion of free speech I
True to its resolution the Publications Board
published un it>aue to insinuate that it couldn't
publish again until Grantham returned, and
until the "super-Imposed orders" were removed.
Then came that magnificent Alma Mater
meeting. All the great intellect of the student
body was there, crowding the auditorium to
over-flowing. Fearful lest it take some action
to embarrass its own peaceful repose, that
great body decided to stand by and do nothing.
We pledged our conduct before we knew
what we were pledging. We voted to do nothing before discussing what we might do.
And the humanity side of It? Why, Grantham
was only a student who was tactless enough
to question the powers that be. Let us lavish
our friendship elsewhere and forget people who
lire tuctless enough to fight for democracy.
Then came an apology and an agreement,
apparently satisfactory to both President
Klinck and Ronald Grantham. The agreement,
as published In the "Ubyssey," stated: "The
Publications Board will voluntarily refrain
from any criticism of the University, the Faculty, or the Government until the decision of
the Faculty Council as to the status of the student publications has been delivered."
What did all this statement mean? Members of the student body requested an explanation. Had Grantham backed down as an
The "tactless" answer was forthcoming in
the next issue of the "Ubyssey," under the
heading:: "Premature Burial,"—Grantham's
Swan Song.
Having now had time to discover their intuitive discernment and ready ability to deal
with emergencies, our great executive leaders,
who, It is said by their tact, have won for the
University free speech, at last decided to take
a hand in affairs. Whom should Council uphold? Was Council elected to represent the faculty or the Alma Mater Society?
As usual, the editor of the "Ubyssey" decided for Council.    He resigned.
Quick to take advantage of this, Council
displayed its tact. Why not uphold the authorities in their opposition to Grantham? The
latter couldn't object. He had already resigned. But to make Its action more effective,
Students' Council could specially ask him to
But how would the Student body take this?
Oh, well, Grantham was only one individual.
And Council could take the wind out of his
sails by assuming itself to be the Instigator
and champion of free speech. The rest would
not matter. Moreover, Council has had evidence of the unquestioning attitude of its Alma
Muter members to the "Divine Right of Council."
But how about the "Ubyssey?" Here Council employs Its tact In separating the inseparable,    namely Grantham and free speech.
Annotating Koshevoy as the future guardian angel of that elusive nymph, Free Speech,
which incidentally fled with Grantham, cunning little Council has persuaded the flaming
journalists to take up the pen once more and
write to their little hearts' content—Imposing
the understood restriction, as a solemn duty
of course, that they must be "tactful."
In the meantime our sagacious authorities
take advantage of the loop-hole provided by
Council and the new Publications Board.
The "superimposed restrictions" are removed as their time is up with the meeting of
the Faculty Committee. Thus these "superimposed restrictions" make a dignified retreat.
Then the Faculty Committee, having permitted Students' Council to carry out the wishes of the authorities, withdraws gracefully
from all show of Interference, at the same
time promising nothing.
Thus dignity Is preserved all round. But
what of the real hero of this great retreat?
Is he rewarded for doing what Council would
never have dared to do? No. He Is an outcast -a "tnctless," "dnncerous" insurgent,
branded as Incomnotent by those who should
be ashamed of their own inertia.
If "toct" Is rofusol to stond for fair treatment to Individuals of an alleged democratic
society, then I for one am prepare*) to admit
th>it Students' Council hns an amazing amount
of thnt "toct" which is lacking In Ronald
At the some time I would nsk the question
Is it honornble to be n "tactless" martyr for
students' ri"hts? O* is It more honorable to
be a member of that "frown-adorned goose-
utomilnrj bodytruard" of the administration
whl'h now assumes the duties of n "flring-
Onco ntriiiii. con"*->itii!nHons on tact. Let
iih forrret jtiMt:co and honour.
Yours truly.
« Maurice DcsBrisny
«tnod out in rtrnmlnnriff. A novoltv
tuneo was contributed bv T.ilns IVTnnvn
nnd Frank Dui«nresnne. vViilp B'llv
Reeves'    orchestra    contributed    the
Cont'rniino' tbn infovmolitv that has
erent into all clnss nnvtics this voar,
tho sunner took fho fnrm of a basket
social, each eirl nrn'-'r'ino' the refreshments for herself and her escort.
Being as it is now a matter of
weeks since I last wrote this column,
I had better get back on the job before
better men take it away from me. The
Literary Department has individually
and collectively taken a crack at it,
as well as a prominent outsider,—to
say nothing of our own S. E., whose
apt and pungent remarks have been
appreciated, although his fearless
candor has caused us tremors. On
several points I am tempted to cry
"It'3 an unsalutary calumny." (as
they do not say in the best sport circles). Especially about sport having
ruined the S. E.'s sense of humor; I
should think it would be developed,
and to the highest point, at that. I
know that a single sportorial reduced
me to near hysteria. But maybe literature has unfitted me for the serious
business of life.
Times have been hectic lately, and
Pub has had almost an air of spring
cleaning. And of course, as always
happens at spring cleaning time, a
distinguished guest has dropped in—
none other than our friend the Muse,
on one of her spasmodic visitations.
She will make her public appearance
on Friday next in a miniature supplement of one page only; this stricture
being compelled by the imminent publication of a poetry chap-book—of
which more anon.
Nor is Euterpe the only daughter
of royal Jupiter to pay this campus
a flying visit. Her kid sister Terpsichore is slated for an engagement
here under the auspices of the Musical Society, whose noble pirate choruses have been thrilling all the dwellers
in the auditorium building for weeks.
I always said it—what this university
needs is to become Gilbert & Sullivan
conscious, and the M. S. should be
given a Sss-Boom-Ah for attempting
the Herculean task.
I am thinking of instituting a new
department— "Famaus Sayings of
Famous People." I should like to give
the lead to the anonymous but eminent composer of that satisfactory
mot, "What's the score here?" I have
been reading it in Council reports for
weeks, and consider that in presenting
it to a waiting world, Students' Council has performed a noble duty, and
one that will not soon be forgotten.
The Radio Club will meet to-day,
Tuesday, at 12:16 in Ap. Sc. 202. Howard Wrights will speak on the Stenode
Radio. All Interested are welcome.
The regular meeting of "La Can-
adienne" will be held on Tuesday evening, March 3rd, at the home of Prof.
A. T. B. Clark, 5037 Maple St. The
meeting will commence at 7:30 p.m.
Applications for membership in
"La Canadienne" are now due and will
be received up to Tuesday, March 10th.
Only students who will be taking a
course in third or fourth year French
next year are eligible. Address applications (in French) to R. C. Price,
Secretary, through Arts letter rack.
The Physics Club will hold an open
meeting on Wednesday at 3.00 p.m.
in Science 200. Doug. James will give
a short outline of the life of Sir Isaac
Newton. Gordon Wilson will speak
on "Radio Communication," and Al
Young and Art Creelman will show a
large Tesla Coil which they have constructed.
Applications for membership will
be received by the secretary up till
Monday noon, March 2. There are ten
vacancies—five for men and five for
women. Applicants must be second
year students proceeding to the third
year and having a sincere interest In
English literature. Address all applications to Mavis Holloway, Arts Letter Rack.
A summary of the story of Verdi's
opera of ancient Egypt, f,Aida" was
given by Miss Isabella Arthur at a
meeting of the Literary Forum on
Monday, February 23.
Applications for membership in
this club will be accepted by the
secretary, Miss Kay Crosby, and women from all years including Education are eligible to join.
A. M. S. Treasurer Submits
Semi-Annual Balance Sheet
Accounts Receivable, Publication Board  $   125.00
Accounts Receivable, Miscellaneous          98.00
Deposit       100.00
Strip Merchandise  -  2,910.75
General Merchandise     355.94
Gym Equipment       1,212.50
Stage Equipment  2,160.30
Strip Deposit	
Accounts Payable -	
Women's Union Building Funds—
Savings Account     846.64
Investment  4,600.00
Trust Account	
Men's Athletics—
Amateur Cards	
Basketball        159.53
Boat Club       127.96
Canadian  Rugby    1,105.40
English Rugby     262.31
General Administration         456.78
Grass Hockey  —     107.05
Gym. Club     	
Outdoor Club       26.47
Swimming       21.55
Track -    465.00
Ice  Hockey    	
Injured Players' Fund       244.15
Women's Athletics—
Basketball      127.60
General Administration          40.46
Grass Hockey       59.20
& E —
Debates     317.50
General Administration        33.82
Musical Society      569.36
Players Club      348.90
N. F. C. U. S.      181.60
Publications— Dr.
General Expense       69.57
Handbook        84.44
Ubyssey     1,841.47
Men's Undergrad— .
Ss. '31, '33  -	
Sc. '34    -	
Sc. Undergrad.	
Arts '31  	
Undergrad.   -	
Miscellaneous Expenditures—
General  Expense — — 565.01
Gratuities             5.00
Gym.  Expense       26.04
Initiation        .......      373.05
Last Year's Accounts  166.54
Office   Expenditures   	
Women's  Undergrad	
Gym.   Receipts
Revenue Accounts—
Students'  Fees   	
Petty Cash—Business Manager
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Thrills of Whaling
Told to Institute
By Lecturer
"/"^\ F ALL the phases of sea-going
II life, none held the adventure,
^^ wealth, or excitement of the old-
time whaling," said Mr. W. N. Kelly,
addressing the Vancouver Institute
Meeting,, in Applied Science 100, last
Monday on the subject, "Whales and
Modern Whaling."
Whaling by the Norsemen was engaged in about 848 A.D., and it was
taken up in Spain and Portugal during the- tenth century, said the
speaker. The old methods for capturing whales were used until late in the
nineteenth century, when a Norwe-
fian invented the explosive harpoon,
ollowing this invention, steam whaling came into being, and the small
boats gave way to larger, motor-
driven craft, remarked Mr. Kelly.
It was not until 1905 that whaling
was started in earnest on the British
Columbia Coast. "In that year 242
whales were taken from one station
and this number increased to 474 in
1911. After this date, the whales seem
to have migrated farther north, for
in 1916 only ten whales were taken,
necessitating the closing down of the
station," continued the speaker.
In 1918, when the price of whale
oil was very high, the total proceeds
from all stations on the coast were
According to biologists, the whale
is thought to have once been a land
animal. In 1919 a whale was captured
at Vancouver Island with two full
grown legs. This very interesting
specimen was saved, and one of its
legs is now in the Victoria Museum,
Mr. Kelly said.
"In B.C., the whales are reduced on
Land Stations," remarked the speaker.
"The flukes are first cut off to facilitate towing. When the whale
reaches the station, the blubber is cut
off, and passed through a slicer, from
which it falls into elevator buckets.
These buckets carry the blubber to
the reducing pots. Then the carcass
is dismembered, and the bones boiled
'under pressure so that chipping is not
necessary later."
Ambergris is one of the most valuable products of the whale. It often
appears in masses weighing three or
four hundred pounds which sell at
$20 an ounce, said Mr. Kelly in conclusion.
After considering the application
of the students of the Anglican College for admission to the Alma Mater
Society, Students' Council decided to
appoint Hutchison, Grimmett, and
Campbell to interview the students of
the College regarding their petition.
In a motion proposed by Schultz,
seconded by Thompson, the Council
decided that Prof. A. H. Finlay and
Prof. E. U. Lighthall of the Civil Engineering Department be appointed
subject to their approval to act as a
board representing the student body
in the supervision of the expenditure
of the Stadium Fund, and working in
co-operation with Professor Buck.
"That Prof. J. F. Day be asked, if
he would consent to act as auditor of
the Stadium Campaign Funds," a motion put forth by McKenzie and Miss
Telford, met with the approval of the
Concerning the resignation of Ronald Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of the
Publications Board, it was decided by
a motion moved by Grimmett, seconded by Campbell, "that the resignation
be accepted."
It was decided that the resignations of the Senior Editors of the
Ubyssey and that of the Business
manager of the Publications Board be
not accepted and that the resignation
of J. N. Turvey be returned as out of
order. These members were requested
to reconsider their resignations.
In conclusion, it was moved by
Miss Muirhead, seconded by Grimmett, that Mr. Himie Koshevoy be appointed Editor-in-Chief for the remainder of the session of 1930-31.
Mean Trick Played
At Glatt Departs
From Normal Mean
Members of the Statistics 1 class
are wondering whether there is any
correlation between the knowledge of
mean tricks imparted in that course
and the appearance of the "period
cancelled" notice which adorned the
door of the Stat. Lab. last Friday
afternoon. Certain it is that the paths
of many embryo statisticians showed
considerable deviation from the route
to the lab. at the appointed hour. In
fact, had their positions during the
afternoon been plotted, it is probable
that the distribution would have resembled a scatter diagram.
It is not known whether Professor
Drummond attributed the unusual dispersion of students to anything other
than the normal curve of probability.
Had he taken time to make calculations, however, he would doubtless
have realised that some extraneous
factor was significant in affecting the
attendance which was far below the
average. The local sigma sharks have
learnt the error of assuming that data
displayed on the outside of a door is
an accurate index of what is taking
place inside.
Science '33, having made the students of the U. B. C. thoroughly "hot
dog conscious," has repeated its success with a pair of red silk pyjamas.
These were donated to the stadium
fund by Mrs. AUard, 3006 Broadway
West, who specializes in dressmaking
and dry goods. This solitary pair of
red silk pyjamas, although naturally
of great value owing to their color,
crazed 750 people to the extend of
paying ten cents a ticket in the raffle.
Seven hundred and forty-nine persons including seven hundred and forty-five co-eds were, of course, greatly
disappointed at not winning the coveted prize—the lucky person being
Mrs. M. Iyldesley, 3141—10th Ave W.
with ticket No. 93.
The date of applications for the
Federation Scholars under the N.F.C.U.S. exchange system has been extended to March 6th, 1931. Please
hand in applications to the Junior
Member on or before this date.
The object of the Scheme is to permit specially selected students to take
a year's work at another university
in a different part of Canada; in
many cases it may permit specialized
study otherwise impossible, and in
most cases it will permit a student
to see a part of Canada which otherwise might not be possible. Almost
without exception the saving in tuition fees will be sufficient to pay the
transportation charges of the student
from his "home" university to the
university to be visited.
Any bona fide student, male or female, who is applying for study at a
university in another Division in the
third year of his course, or any year
beyond the same, provided that he is
returning the following year to his
home university is eligible. Several
universities will permit students to
attend under the Scheme for graduate
work, irrespective of whether or not
they are returning to their "home"
university for another year's work
but special application should be made
to this office in respect to any applications of this nature received.
Each university may select for attendance under the Exchange a number of students not exceeding one per
cent. (1%) of the total student body.
The successful candidates are to be
known as "FEDERATION SCHOLARS." The word "exchange" in connection with the Scheme is in reality
a misnomer, as there is not involved,
necessarily, an "exchange," in the
true sense of the word, between the
universities concerned.
Year At McGill
Shows Student
Exchange Plan
54 T'VE BEEN wondering ever
I since," admitted Alan Campbell,
when asked why he had been
chosen for exchange student to McGill last year. When questioned further however, on the subject of the
qualities in an exchange student, he
pointed out that above all, academic
standing is important. A thorough
knowledge of student life on one's own
campus, and a keen interest in all
forms of student activity is quite essential to the nature of the task a
student on exchange is expected to
perform. A specialized interest or an
outstanding achievment in any one
field, though doubtless very useful, is
not altogether necessary, for it should
be the aim of the student to acquire
in one year an all round knowledge of
the University he or she is visiting,
and to get into touch and become acquainted with all its various aspects
and activities.
Campbell stated that he considered
himself quite fortunate in having had
the opportunity to attend another
University during his undergraduate
days. "It is an opportunity that no
student to whom it is presented should
hastily decline. I should like to emphasize this point, he continued, and
urge students to avail themselves of
the opportunity." Contact with students of another college, with a different environment and atmosphere
is tremendously broadening and stimulating, he declared. Campbell said
he had found McGill quite conservative and reserved, conscious of its
traditions, and of the historical background of Quebec. Interests are perhaps more intellectual than at U. B.
C. and there is more culture and cosmopolitanism.
The Exchange scheme, or more
accurately, the Federated Scholarship Scheme, is comparatively new,
having been instituted only last year.
It is open to Undergraduates of any
faculty proceeding to their third year.
Under it up to one per cent of the
student body may be admitted on application to other universities of Can-
The students exchanged are exempt from any fees and this offsets
transportation costs. Further per-
ticulars may be obtained from Fred
Grimmett, Junior member, or from
Alan Campbell. Applications must be
in the hands of Fred Grimmett before March 31st.
European Tour Program
For Undergraduates
Outlined In Letter
A STUDENT tour of Europe will
again be made this summer, arranged and directed by the uni-i
versities of Canada, through the N.
F. C. U. S. in conjunction with the
Canadian Pacific.
In a letter to the Registrar, Mr. A.
Gordon Burns, Travel Secretary,
says, "As you see, we havt received
the patronage of leading University
students who, when visiting Europe,
are the personal guests of the University students and University authorities in all cities and towns where
there is a University situated. This
means that in such places as Glasgow,
Edinburgh, Oxford, London, Holland,
Brussels, and Paris, an intimate personal contact is made with the students of those centres, and this is an
opportunity which I believe no other
tour in existence enjoys to the same
A detailed itinerary and general
information about the Tour may be
obtained  from the Registrar.
La Canadienne
Applications for membership in
l.'Alouotti' French Club are now
duo and will he received until March
10, I'v the secretary, Marion McLel-
LOST- Small lirmvn leather purse
containing nn'xirlant keys. Finder
plcive  tvturn  tn  Margaret  Creelman.
Prof. Drummond: "The mean
an'e of husbands is about 42.8.
The regular meeting of "La Canadienne" will be held on Tuesday eve-
ninu, March 3rd, at the home of Prof.
A. T. B. Clark, 5037 Maple St. The
meeting will commence at 7:ISO p.m.
Applications for membership in
"T.a Canadienne" are now clue and will
lie received un to Tuesday, March 10th.
Only students who will be taking a
course in third or fourth year French
next year are eligible. Address applications (in French) to R, C. Price,
Secretary, through Arts' letter rack.
Satirical Observer
Recounts Account
of Frosh Jamboree
Songs My Mother Taught Me, rendered by six metronomic music makers for the 450 pairs of feet which
shambled, glided and slipped, in and
out, around and between, and against
the pillars which hold up Lester Court.
This, the Arts '34 Class Party, provided many novelties. But first let me
tell of the sartorial effects. Every existing type of gent's suitings was dis-
Slayed. In fact everything that the
ocial Lion and Lioness, will wear,
are wearing, and should not wear, at
a Social Function.
At various times during the evening
one noticed couples swaying uneasily
to and fro over the slippery floor.
There seemed to be a slight difference
of opinion as to who was supposed to
be leading, and why. I wonder who
these people could have been?
An added feature to the program
was afforded when a charming young
lady "crooned," and told, in so many
words, that she was going crazy. But
she could sing, and how.
Toward the tenth dance the revellers began to stir in their slumbers.
The last note of the Supper Waltz
had barely died—with a groan—when
the stampede got under way. The
tables in the banquet hall groaned
with food, steaming Java was being
splashed about, sandwiches were being passed hither and yon, when a
howl broke the stillness of the room.
There was a mad rush and the usual
battle was on. However, the ice
cream gave out before there was time
to kill anybody. After this the disappointed throng went upstairs to renew the revel.
But the dreaded hour drew nigh,
and anon forsooth the music ceased;
and the evolutions of the waltzers
were quieted. But not for long. Summoning the wild courage of dispair,
the multitude rushed to get its coats,
as one man. It was a voluptuous
scene, and it was amazing—the utter
abandon with which the gentlemen
handled one another.
Historical Society
Applications for membership in the
Historical Society will be received by
the Secretary, Talosa Timmins, until
1 p.m. Monday. Students in Sophomore or Junior years are eligible to
join the Society. Applications should
contain a list of History courses taken
and planned for the applicants remaining years at Varsity. Election
of members takes place on Monday,
March 2, and applicants are advised
to get in touch with some member of
the executive before that date.
Musical Society
Presents Opera
With Success
(Continued from page 1)
Miss Reid was admirably suited to
her role. Her voice, professionally
trained in Toronto, was of a quality
seldom heard on a University of B.C.
stage. Her portrayal of the role of
Mabel was sufficient, of itself, to justify the entire opera. Her singing
showed to particularly good advantage in the numbers "Poor Wandering
One" and "Yes, I Am Brave!"
The swaggering but very gullible
and naive Pirate King was effectively
Slayed by Ian Douglas. His singing
as become well known to students
through the noon-hour recitals and
in addition to leading the choruses
and rendering solos. He gave a very
adequate portrayal of the pirate
Next to Katherine Reid, Sophie
Witter was probably the most pleasing of the women characters. She was
the winsome Ruth who nearly entrapped the unlearned Frederic into
marriage in spite of her 47 years and
plainness of face.
The opera was under the direction
of C. Hadyn Williams and Edgar
Smith who trained the cast and supervised the staging. With Dr. W. L. McDonald, honorary president of the Musical Society, they are largely responsible for the success of the 16th annual
The convenors of the committees
were: advertising, J. M. Pearson; costumes, Paul McDonald; stage, St.
John Madeley; lighting, W. Fletcher;
house, Cuthbert Webber.
The following lent their patronage
to the performance:
His Worship, Mayor Taylor, Chancellor and Mrs. R. E. McKechnie,
President and Mrs. L. S. Klinsk, Dean
and Mrs. D. Buchanan, Dean M. L.
Bollert, Dean and Mrs. R. W. Brock.
Dr. and Mrs. W. L. McDonald and
Mrs. C. Haydn Williams.
Candidates For C. 0. T. C. Exams
Visit Esqoinalt For Study
And Tactical Exercises
Nineteen cadets and three officers
under the command of Lt.-Col. Letson
left Vancouver at 2 p.m. Saturday,
February 21, for Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt, to carry out a tactical scheme under the direction of
officers of the P.P.C.L.I. The detachment comprised members possessing
certificates, and those who were successful in recent practical tests and
are preparing for their certificate examinations.
Saturday evening was devoted to
an outline and discussion of the
scheme, dispositions being made on a
sandtable representation of the actual ground to be covered the next
day. After watching a demonstration
platoon in full kit early Sunday, the
cadets visited Signal Hill where Brig.-
General Sutherland Brown explained
the measures taken for Coast Defence. Following the tactical scheme
in the afternoon, a conference at 7:30
completed the timetable with a lecture,
motion pictures, and a discussion of
the most important aspects of the
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Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Are every day proving their usefulness   to   some   University
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February 28,1931
Varsity Refutes to Play
Having won their way through all the difficulties of a strenuous
schedule the Varsity met an unexpected obstacle when the Vancouver and District Basketball Moguls suddenly changed their mind
about the location of the play-off games. The agreement at the
beginning of the season was that the team winning the league
previous to the play-off should have three of the five of the deciding games on their home ground. In spite of this understanding
the Vancouver and District Basketball
y one
B. C.
officials have announced that onl
As a protest against this procedure
the students have refused to take part
In the play-off on this basis. The officials have replied by awarding the
first game to the Adanacs by default.
According to information received the
Adanacs have refused to accept this
advantage. Thus the matter remains
at a deadlock while the University
Basketball officials are composing ap-
eials to the Vancouver and District
aaketball Association. If these are
not granted the Basketball Officials
state that they are fully prepared to
apply to the B. C. and if necessary to
the Dominion organizations.
The letter follows:
Mr. CharlM Jon**,
1181 Watt 16th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Mr. Jon**:—
Re U.B.C. Senior "A" Basketball
The Men'* Athletic Association Executive
of the Unlvenlty of British Columbia feel It
impossible to countenance the Men's Basketball
Club entering a Senior "A" Team In the Van-
couver and District Basketball League Final
Play-off* under the arrangements as decided
by the League Executive Thursday evening,
February 88th, wherein the first game Is to be
VUtyed on Vanity'* home floor on Saturday,
Feb. 28th; the second game on the home floor
2f *5f Adanncs; and the remaining games at
the V.A.O. Gym.
Oar reason* for this decision are a* follow* s-
■• 1* »m definitely agreed before the start
A (he league that the team which won the
lei rue should have the first game of the finals,
and every alternate game of the play-offs on
their home floor.
2. This agreement was confined to the recent
Adanac-Crusader Series where the team of
higher standing received the advantage of the
extra game on their home floor.
3. From an athletic standpoint the team
has won a league in which it has pluyed each
team three times, and under the proposed
play-ofT schedule they have received no nclvant-
hkc whatsoever. We feel that we are at least
entitled to the advantage of hnvln* the extra
game on our home floor. The present scheme
calls for us to prive up two home Barnes while
the Adanacs only give up one from the oriir.
inal agreement. Further, we jeopardize our
chances of winning the play-offs which would
put us In a favorable position for the Western
Lranadlan Championship and possibly the Canadian Championship.
Although we were aware that should any
other team have won ' the league we would
have been forced to play the first, and every
alternate game on their home floor, wo wore
willing to compromise by giving up one home
game provided that the Adanacs did likewise
i?.»Zi . v a ^""iS.,81""88 m,Bnt nBV* been
■taged at V.A.C.   This proposal was refused.
4. From   a   financial   standpoint   It   is   lm-
KElWJ f?u th.l 1en'S AthleUc Association to
break faith with the Student Body and permit
a team tp participate in the deciding games
!£^£!L?T0.ffs sta8ed at VAC- w"ieh »y
agreement belong on our campus; while the
students are paying off the University Gym-
naslum Bonds.
Under the present arrangement the only
game given to us is the least attractive. Fur-
thermore, we have not been given an oppor-
tunlty to adequately advertise or carry on any
advance seat sale owing to the fact that the
date was not decided until the night of the 26th
oespite the fact that we have made numerous
attempts to have the league executive render
a decision on this matter.
6. Finally, the League Executive refuse to
Tit" ™J° 8end a. d«>!e«ate to th|s meet|n)if
or the 26th, as we had no representation on
the executive, who mltfht put the above clrcum-
stances before the meeting.
We feel certain that if these circumstances
had been presented for the careful consideration of the Executive a fairer decision might
have been reached.
Yours very truly.
President,   Basketball   Club
Captain, Senior "A" Team.
President, Men's Athletics.
Weather permitting, the men's tennis singles will be played Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28, commencing
at 1:30 p.m. Members of the executive will be present and players who
are not Iheie at the times given below will be scratched. Balls will be
provided for the semi-finals and finals.
Matches are as follows:—
1. F. Hemsworth vs. R. Knight, No.
1 court, 1:30 p.m.
2. H. Lando vs. J. Cherrington, No.
2 court, 1:30 p.m.
3. M. Yatskin vs. E. Jenkins, No. 1
court, 2:30 p.m.
4. R.   C.   Price  vs.   B.  Poole,  No.   2
court, 2:30 p.m.
6.    Winner of 1 vs. winner of 2, No.
1 court, 3:30 p.m.
6. Winner of 3 vs. winner of 4, No.
2 court, 3:30 p.m.
7. Winner of 5 vs. winner of G, No.
1  court,  4:30   p.m.
Inter Class Soccer Standing
Arts Section
Arts '31
Arts '33
Arts '3.1
Arts '32
Leadership in the Arts section of
the inter-class soccer league changed
Monday noon when George Grant led
a fighting band of Arts '31 men to
victory over Arts '32 by a single goal
and the lead in the race by a single
point over Education.
The tilt produced some of the best
soccer seen on the campus this year,
the work of Harford, Grant and Dickson on the field and Maurice P. DesBrisay on the side lines being outstanding.
The seniors started going places
early but did not do things until the
second canto. Refree McGregor earned
the ire of the Grantmen in the first
exchanges when he disallowed a score
by Jestley for offside after consulting
his linesmen. This was very regrettable but still, rules are rules, and as
such must be enforced.
Half time found the score sheet
empty but the seniors attacked constantly at the opening of the second
period and after ten minutes Barry
Harford tricked two men to score a
glorious goal.
After this the juniors strove valiantly to equalize, Ev. King even going so far as to assist the referee by
vocal exhortations.
Wrinch in the '31 net was impregnable and thus despite the support of
the whole Education team at the side
'32 went down to their third consecutive defeat.
Frosh Lose Out
To Pedagagues
Education lads and lassies trotted
off down town to a show Friday afternoon after Tommy Sanderson had led
a hacking fighting bunch of class
mates to a 2-1 win over Arts '34 and
also the championship of Arts section in the inter-class soccer league.
Not only were the actual players
present but also the whole pedagogue
class in a body, while the Arts 31
team was also on the side lines exhorting the Frosh to do right by them.
Education got away to a nice start
when Dave Todd in the first year goal
politely handled outside the penalty
area and Tommy himself Sanderson
plunked the free kick into a spare
corner of the net.
A few minutes later Maurice Percy
DesBrisay brought the Education
ladies to tears of joy when he picked
up a rebound and accidently placed it
in the self same net.
'34 had all the play in the second
spasm but Sanderson was a veritable
host at full back. The yearlings finally
counted when Chalmers messed up a
shot and Smith drove the loose ball
From then on it was touch and go
with the freshmen doing the going
and Kelly doing most of the touching.
The teachers had held on however
with the aid of the adjacent allotment
and are now awaiting the winner of
the Science league.
Outstanding for Education was
Sanderson while Kelly's feet provided
thrills, Dave Todd played as no goalie
ever has before for the Frosh while
their real star was Laurie Todd.
Varsity and Capilano
To Get Together
Tisdall Cup Ruggers
Await Ex-Magee
Now that excitement of last week's
McKechnie Cup thriller has died down
the Varsity English Ruggers swing
back into sordid league routine this
afternoon when they engage the rough
and tumble Ex-Magee outfit at Brockton Point.
It is a very sad thing to admit but
at the present the students occupy
the bottom rung in the Tisdall Cup
race. The oval enthusiasts have dropped three straight games and all by
a single try generally scored late in
the last half. This is not what one
might call luck but having broken into scoring form last week the jinx
may have passed and in this case
Ex-Magee should on rugby form take
a very severe jolt on their respective
Although no chance of winning the
silverware remains, a few wins at
this stage will at least take the college
fifteen to a respectable position in the
table, and thus the scrummers will
spare no efforts to trample underfoot
their less experienced opponents.
After receiving a crushing defeat
last week from the Orange and Black
Boys from Kitsilano, the Varsity
Senior Canadian Ruggers will come
right back for more this Saturday
when they meet the Cougars at Athletic Park.
Although a great many of the regulars have ceased training through
the pressure of work there are several
left who will doubtless bear the brunt
of the coming struggle.
The Cougars, with whom the game
is scheduled, are a winning team, and
though at present at the bottom of
the league, they drew with V. A. C.
the last time out. The game will therefore probably be a hard-fought one
and well worth watching.
The Varsity Men's Grass Hockey
team will play Vancouver at Brockton Point at 2:30 p.m. today. The lineup is as follows; Lee, Sangha, Spurrier, Hughes, Jakcway, Ward, Knight,
Morritt, Stevenson, DesBrisay, and
Soccer starts again for the bright
lights of the senior team Saturday
(which should be today if all goes
well) when eleven gentlemen clad in
the red colours of Capilano will display their wares to all and sundry and
Bessie Robertson at McBride Park.
This is a crucial match, it seems,
and should the Varsity fellows come
out on top they will stand quite a
good chance of finishing third in the
league table which will not be bad at
all after the wretched start last term.
There will be a few changes in the
Gold and Blue line up. Kozoolin will
be moved up to centre while Cherub
Costain will replace Howard Wright
at right half. The latter has been in
bed these days and this necessitates
moving Waugh to centre half. It is
hoped that Kozoolin will fit in well
with the brothers Todd and add what
is known as punch to the line. There
will be no other alterations
Speedster Caught at 105 On One Watch
In an incompleted track meet Wednesday, Arts cindermen
out-galloped all other opposition to carry off the laurels. The final
score was Arts, 31; Science, 19; and Aggies, 3. Midway through
the competition old "Jupe" Pluvius took a hand and poured down
enough showers of blessing to force the conclusion of the meet.
In the 100-yd. dash Thomas covered
the slow track to finish in 101/6
seconds. But he was only caught by
one watch. The other two timers, by
some unavoidable incident, were not
on the job. Maybe it was the watch.
Ice Hockey Officials
Plan Ambitious Tilt
International competition in ice
hockey may become a regular feature
of University sport if plans now being
formed materialize. Final arrangements for a two-game series with the   „„„„,„,       „»„.v.. -. -» ».... y~-.-
Universitv of Washington in the im- poned  untl'i  March  llth( one week
Considering the condition of the
track the times for the events were
fairly good.
The rest of the meet, which had
been scheduled to take place this
Wednesday, March 4th, has been post-
Tee Experts to Parade
With U. of Washington
Varsity golfers travel to Seattle
today for their first inter-collegiate
meet. Eight men: Powell, McCadden,
Hancox, Keate, Whitelaw, Harris, Mc-
Knight, and Proctor will wallop the
ball down the fairway for Varsity
against the Washington tee-experts.
mediate future have heen completed
and it is expected that in coming years
the schedule will include games
throughout the season. Nine men will
travel to Seattle on March 4th to represent U. B. C. while the southerners
will be here on the 9th to demonstrate
their ability to local fans.
Hockey Club officials are sparing
no efforts to have the best team that
ever came out of Varsity lined up to
show the Yankees that Canadians are
not lacking in a knowledge of their
own national game. With this end in
view practices have been held on every
possible occasion.
The regular team has been showing
vast improvement of late and as there
is no age limit for inter-collegiate
games, Club officials are urging everyone in the University who can play
hockey to turn out for the practices
so that no possible talent may be overlooked when the selection committee
makes its final choice. In this way it
is hoped to send a stronger aggregation to Seattle than has yet represented Varsity this season.
Reports from across the line indicate that keen interest is being exhibited in the projected games with
U. B. C. Therefore the local boys may
be assured that they will meet with
strong competition when they reach
the Puget Sound metropolis,
Eleven fast moving snowmen
rushed down Dam mountain on Sunday last in the Outdoors Club men's
ski race, Jeckell Fairley carrying off
the honors as winner. The course
stretched from the top of Dam to the
Club's cabin on Grouse Mountain.
Fairley covered the whole distance in
fourteen minutes, five seconds, chased
up three minutes later by Bill Osborn.
The next three racers—Ken Dobson,
Art Morton, and Elmer Crawford
breezed in at intervals of one to two
The race came off in a heavy snowstorm, and spills and wrong turnings
were nothing unusual, some contestants even having difficulty in finding
the surface of the snow. Owing to the
fact that only five girls were among
those present, the women's race, also
scheduled for Sunday, was postponed.
Referee   Stokes:   "What  about  enforcing the rules in this game."
Second Imbecile: "What rules?"
Rpf. Stokes:  "Er—now you've got
Varsity's McKechnie Cup aspirations were squelched by Vancouver Rep. Saturday, in one of the most brilliant games played on
the historic Oval.
Only those who saw the game can fully realize what a fight
the Blue and Gold put up against odds. Their opponents were recognized as the most powerful squad in the province but the students stepped out and fought them tooth and nail every inch of the
way only to lose by one of those heartbreaking freaks of the fates,
—a last minute score.
It was a heartbreaking game to lose and brought honors to the
vanquished. Bert Barratt, playing his last McKechnie Cup tilt
performed wonders for his side but all to no avail, although the
college fifteen had the best of the play throughout.
The University can well be proud of this rugby team if it
never wins another game, it has stamped itself as a great side,
glorious in defeat.
In the meantime the second edition ruggers were carrying
all before them, wiping the green sward of lower Brockton with
a self-eulogistic collection of youths known as Ex-King Georges,
and thus cinching the championship of the Senior 'B' division.
This team, McUlmoyle's Super-Varsity, has piled up a wonderful record. It has won 19 points of a possible 20, and scored 119
points against 16, and yet it objects to being called "Marvels."
We must hand the well-known palm to McUlmoyle for his work
with the team. He has piloted his lads through stiff opposition tc
acknowledged superiority in their class.    Aided and abetted by
Ronnie Burns he has watched over his players throughout the     T     ,   . .   ,      .... .        ,
weeks as well as Saturday afternoons and has even compromised! the teams 'as 7"meJy gaX "'"the
over the Friday dance nuisance. , u. B. c. women's grass'hookey'squad
Furthermore, if the '"Marvels" do not bring home a prov- chastised its rival, the Varsity team.
incial championship we will apologize personally to Coach Mc- ■ £ fetaTand c° sTlKlleft."the
Ulmoyle, which would be terribly lowering to our pride. 3 for u.B.C.
later. Instead of the meet, a prac
tice has been arranged at which Doctor Bricker will be present to coach
all those interested in the hurdles and
the pole vault.
Athletic Reps are urged to take advantage of this opportunity of getting their class teams lined up in
good time for the big event which will
go a long way towards winning the
Governor's  Cup.
Racketeers to Hold
Tourney Soon
Much interest is being shown in the
annual Varsity Badminton tournament which opens in the gym Monday
night, March 2, at 7:00 p.m., and a
large number of entrants have already signed the lists posted in the
quad and the gym.
Nic Solly and Jerry Holmes, Varsity veterans, will probably reach the
finals of the singles, while Ken Atkinson, runner-up in the R. C. tournament last week in the men's handicap
singles, is also a man to be reckoned
with. Irene Ramage and Phae Van
Dusen are the ones favoured to battle for the Ladies' Singles Cup.
The Badminton team has played
two league matches this week, winning
from Quilchena 10-6 Tuesday night
and losing to North Vancouver 9-7
Thursday night.
Quilchena Club put up a hard fight,
but Varsity, in spite of the absence
of two first team members, managed
to total their league score up to 10.
North Vancouver sent a team of
A calibre to meet the collegians at
Point Grey, which resulted in most of
the sets going to three games. At
times the badminton degenerated into mere slamming back and forth of
the shuttle, but Varsity was not able
to hold its own even at this. Ken Atkinson and Bunny Pound showed excellent co-operation to win the only
mixed doubles of the evening. Solly
and Atkinson, and Campbell and
Holmes were successful in both men's
Leadership in the Arts section of
the inter-class soccer league changed
Monday noon when George Grant led
a fighting band of Arts '31 men to
victory over Arts '32 by a single goal
and the lead in the race by a single
point over Education.
The tilt produced some of the best
soccer seen on the campus this year,
the work of Harford, Grant and Dickson on the field and Maurice DesBrisay on the side lines being outstanding.
The seniors started going places
early but did not do things until the
second canto. Referee McGregor
earned the ire of the Grantmen in the
first exchanges when he disallowed a
score by Jestley for offside after consulting his linesmen. This was very
regrettable but still, rules are rules,
and as such must be enforced.
Half time found the score sheet
empty but the seniors attacked constantly at the opening of the second
period and after ten minutes Barry
Harford tricked two men to score a
glorious goal.
After this the juniors strove
valiantly to equalize, Ev. King, even
going so far as to assist the refree
by vocal exhortation.
Wrinch in the '31 net was impregnable and thus despite the support
of the whole Education team at the
side '32 went clown to their third consecutive defeat.
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