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VOL. XII.
VANCOUVER, B. C. PBBRUARV 21, 1930
No. 31
M Tim Finances
Fer Fall Series
CauseDebate
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Th* proposed inter-colleglate series
ta Canadian Rugby was the chief ob*
6It ot discussion at the meeting! of
0  Student*'  Council  on  Monday
Wit* regard to the deoislon ot last
10k, namely, that Council Would con*
|er no scheme involving Vartlty in
risk of more than |800„ it was
ounood by Charlie Schults that
, Canadialn Rugby Olub feels this
fgttttt to be too small to tempt Sat-
btthcil to reconsider their decltlon
&d signify their willingness to rish
Tfegg of fhoo.
Dr. Gordon Shrum, prospective del*
to to the Batt, and Sandy smith,
tn of th* Canadian Rugby Team,
ten asked to attend this meeting.
_elr respective opinions were now
Melted. Dr. Shrum deolared It would
egtremely Moujt to m* Jaokat
an for a guarantee of f 1700 when
ty was only willing .to offer them
guarantee of 81800 on their last trip
> the coast. Suoh Insistence would
oftly oause ntgotiatlons to fall
through.   .      .'■■"■'"'■• a ,'A
Council next reverted to the original elan, and asked Capt. Sandy Smith's
opinion of the possibility ot sending
team Bait ih early October. He
ted that while he did not believe
Impossible to field a team so early
... the term, it would nevertheless
hdve to exclude first year Arts and
second year Science men. Still such
an arrangement wottld solve the present financial difficulty.
Dr. Shrum suggested accepting a
guarantee of 11400, with the arrangement that Whatever Was token in,
over and above that amount, be
split between the two universities.
Council now passed a motion that the
old "risk" clause for $300 be rescinded.
It was moved and passed that the
"Delegate to the W.I.C.A.U. be instructed that Council ot U.B.C. will endorse
a guarantee to any of the three prairie Universities which would not entail a greater risk than 9500, if after
the investigation of the delegate, he
feels that there would be a flfty-flfty
break as to the $500 loss."
With regard to tlie Inter-Collegiate
series in baaketball, Schultz moved
that the delegate to the W.I.C.A.U. be
instructed to guarantee (500 to the
prairie winner, for the Inter-colleglate
basketball final, next year. This year
the dates for the Musical Society and
Players' Club performances clash wi'.h
the probable dates of theae games.
However It is hoped suitable arrangements may be made for the series
next year.
MSTORUUISINVESTWATE
WftWAUOHFIRENCES
Tbe development and work of the
Imperial Conferences up to the close
of the War was the basis of a discussion led by Mr. Percy Henderson at
the Historical Club Meeting held at
the home of Miss Helen Trites on
Monday.
Though suoh eminent colonial reformers as Gibbon, Wakefield and
Durham failed to accomplish the establishment of a position for Canada
in international affairs yet tbelr work
served as a foundation for the building up of a national consciousness.
This resulted ln demands tor a voice
In Imperial affairs and In the final
establishment of Imperial Conferences.
Miss Helen Bonhilier took as her
subject "Post-War Conferences,"
which she showed had dealt with
such Important matters as the Japanese Alliance, the establishment of a
foreign minister at Washington, Naval Disarmament and Immigration.
In these Canada's contribution has
been of the utmost Importance, and
the work of Sir Wilfred Laurier in
particular was outstanding. The position attained by Canada was due not
only to persistent struggle but alto
to her war sacrifice.
Arts Undergrad
Votes In Favor
Of Track Meet
That the A.M.U.8. should hold an*
other function this term whieh should
take the form of a novelty track meet
In the gymnasium, was decided by a
poorly attended meeting of that society held In Arts 100 at noon yesterday.
D. Pollock, president A.M.U.8.. outlined the previous functions under*
en oy the society during the year
and suggested tentative forms and
dates for another event. A mutton by
Brlggs that a further function should be
ae id was passed by a large majority
of those present, but some difference
opinion was expressed as to the
form It should take. The president
suggested that there Were three alternatives, another smoker, a banquet
or a track meet in ihe gymnasium.
He went on to indicate the advantage, disadvantages and probable
costs of the various plans. A motion
by Brakes, seconded by Gibson, that
the A.M.U.S. hold a novelty track
meet In the gymnasium, date and details to be deolded, was passed by a
nil majority.
After an announcement that Arts
pennants were to be had from the
curator at $1.25 each, the meeting adjourned.
RUGGERS TO OPPOSE
UNCONQUEREO TEAM
Varsity sbnior ruggers clash with
the fleet Ex-King's squad In an Important Tisdall Cup game at Brockton ?oint, Saturday.
This game ie of prime importance
to U. B. C, Tho West End team has
yot to suffer defeat. Varsity, with
one loss, must win to stay In the running. A Win for Varsity would place
the team In the most favorable poaltlon to cop the Tlsdall silverware.
Coach Jack Tyrwhltt Is still busy
Whipping the team Into shape. Three
or four practices are held every week
with competition for places becoming keener at each turnout.
Although the team to meet the
King Georges has not been definitely
selected yet, It will be cho_en from
the following: Cleveland will probably fill the full back berth. Oaul,
Estabrook, P. Barratt, Mercer, Bright,
Cotterell and Norman nre the candidates for the three-quarter line. Captain Bill Locke will be in his old place
at. seven-eights, whllo Bertie Bar-
rail will command tho scrum. The
forward line will be picked from:
Mason, Murray, Aylwin, Nixon, Led-
inghairt. Martin, Rogers, McConnochle,
Robins, Burns and Wood. Theuo men
have all shown tl- sir worth In past
battles and tho coach will huve a formidable task in picking the best
seven.
Plans are being laid for the big
game on March the first with Victoria Rep. A special paper, "The
Rugbyssey," will come out on Thursday next, and a snappy revue will be
given on Friday ln the Auditorium.
The big game will be preceded by a
giant parade, and followed by a tea
dance.
:
ADDRESS
"The lite and work of the Forest
Engineers," will be the subject of the
next noon-hour talk on choosing a profession. The address will be given by
Professor H. R. Christie ln 102 Applied Science Building at 12.26 noon
on Friday, February 81.
'31 To Hear Address
Mr. Roble L. Reid will address a
combined meeting of the classes of
Arts. Science and Agriculture '31 today at 12.10 (noon) in Arts 100. His
subject will concern the Valedictory
Gift to the University. Mr. Reid Is
exceptionally well verted ln the matter under hand and will discuss the
possibilities of the collection of Canadian History raw material.
It lo expected that there will be
100% attendance from the classes of
'81.
A class meeting will be held on
Wednesday, February 20th, in Arts
100, at 18.15 sharp. The Valedictory
Gift and Clate Budget are to be voted
upon. To settle these matters satisfactorily, tveryont mutt be pretent,
and on time.
Aggies Crush Frosh
In Class Debate
OverJAC's
nam itnutim tuemai
IT IWCtUflt TEW
"That Christmas expulsion is ln the
best interests of the students," was
debated by Arts '88 and Agriculture
on Tuesday noon, in Art. 100.
Mills Wlnram and Whlnster of
Agriculture successfully upheld the
negative against Milt Owen and Lad-
ner of Arts '88. The judges awarding tho unanimous deoislon were Miss
M, MUlrhead, C. Brasier, and P. Henderson. .
Owen, opening the debate for tbe
affirmative, dealt with the benefits of
Christmas expulsion derived by the
students of the University and by the
government. He believed that the
high standard of a university is lowered by the presence of common room
loungers, as these pepople are far
from being an incentive to other students. Moreover, the practice of
Xmas "graduation" alleviates public
opinion. In conclusion Owen declared
that "the University authorities have
been working on the question for
years, and they must know what is
best."
Wlnram, speaking for the negative,
opposed the resolution ln the first
place because of the bad season of
the year for obtaining employment
when the college failures are thrown
on the market. Again, students, especially those with nervous tendencies, cannot be judged fairly by one
examination. He suggested as a remedy, an entrance examination based
on high school records.
Refuting Wlnram, the Arts '33 representative, Ladner, contended that
students are likely to be even more
nervous at the Spring examinations
than at Christmas. He thought that
Christmas examinations constituted
the only method to eliminate academic misfits. In closing he again
reminded his audience that Senate's
decision to expel must be for the
best.
Whlmster began his line of argument by saying that "ln a university
where individual treatment ls not
used, the dumb students do not retard the rest." He went on to prove
that overcrowding has had no influence on the standards of the university, as we are the products of
still more crowded quarters. The students need a certain amount, of time
lo heroine acclimatized and many of
those expelled feel that thoy have not
hail Mine to do themselves justice
Such a person receives the Impression
either that he Is Inferior or that some-
one has a spite against him, and he
then develops "that most terrible of
all things — an inferiority complex."
The fe.dlng of an animal for sale is
very similar to the cramming system
of examinations, thought the Aggie.
Finally, bouncing is unconstitutional,
aa lt does not give everyone a chance
to receive an education in a country
where theoretically education ls supposed to be open to all.
This debate wae the first of the
second series, the first having been
completed a week ago.
Pawn Pushers
Crown Winner
The Handicap Chess Tournament
came to an end on Wednesday, when
W. Hennlger lost to R. A. Pllkington
In the flnul round.
Hennlger received the odds of a
knight and having the black pieces,
declined the Evans Gambit. White developed a pawn attack on the queen's
side and on the fourteenth move black
was compelled to sacrifice a bishop.
Two moves later he lost a knight and
was finally mated with a pawn on
the twenty-ninth move, his king having been driven to his king's rook's
fifth.
J, Clayton, pretldont of the Chess
Club, announces that a match between
a "('" and "D" olass team from the
Club and the Anglican College will
take place shortly. A similar match
against Union College Is also being
arranged, The Varsity team of five
will probably be chosen from the fol
lowing: Olund, Freeman, McCulloeh,
Palmer, Parker, Motlllet. and Mc-
Hattie.
* Friend Hannah9
MahesHerDebut
Before Critics
"You are now looking at an old
Bnglish garden In the year 1780;
kindly admire the hollyhocks," the
director of the Spring play admonished the Interested members of the
Players' Club at an exclusive "Trial
Performance" on Wednesday in the
Auditorium. The first act ot "Friend
Hannah" was then run off, to the
accompaniment of titters and crack*
ling of papers from the two rows of
audience,
The members were asked to write
down any criticism of the play, good
or bad, that they could think of, for
the delectation of the actors and directors later. "Trying it out on the
dog," as lt was put. "And If you feel
like laughing, laugh, please," they
were besought. "We like it." Consequently the empty theatre rang gleefully as shy Cousin Isaao attempted
to propose to Hannah, as the disguised prince feigned illness to stay
in the pretty Quaker's garden a little
longer, and as Hannah was caught by
her staid mother and uncle, "home
from protracted meeting," singing a
Say hunting-song with the three noble
untsmen.
The performance was highly appreciated by its audience of critics, who,
it the comments read aright, feel that
the whole play will be a great success If lt "goes over" an well as did
Its first act on Weduesday.
CITY ARTISTS FURNISH
ITEMS FOR CONCERT
Mrs. Stuart MoDiarmid, A.T.C.M.,
and Mr. Alfredo Mounter, well-known
City pianist, were heard In a recital
presented by tne Musical Soctety on
Thursday noon. The Choral Sooiety
and orchestra appeared for the first
time since the holiday.
The opening numbers "Invlctus,"
Huhn, and "Cherry Ripe," Land, with
full orchestral accompaniment were
well rendered by the Choral Society.
The possessor of a rich contralto
voice, Mrs. Stuart MoDiarmid, A.T.
CM., charmed her hearers with
"Caro Mio Ben," Giordan!, and "An
Irish Love Song," Lang. Jean Mc-
Dlarmld, Arts '3,1, was a sympathetic
accompanist.
Mr. Alfredo Meunler, brilliant Portuguese Pianist, was particularly happy in his choice of selectious. Played
with a depth ot feeling, the haunting
melody of Chopin's, "Nocturne in P
Sharp," held the audience spellbound,
while "Valse Brlllanto," Moakowsky,
displayed to advantage Mr. Mounter's
Interpretative ability.
Mr. William Dovey, a Musical Society artist who will have a leading
role lu the coming productiion, "In the
Garden of the Shah," generously contributed "At Dawning" and "In the
Garden of My Heart," in the unavoidable absence of Ploro Orsati, and was
well received. Miss Jean Fisher accompanied in her usual able manner.
Two numbers by the Musical Society concluded the program: "Kerry
Dance," O'Hare, and "Full Fathom
Five." This latter lacked somewhat
the finish which was apparent in the
other numbers.
Coming Events
TODAY, FEBRUARY 21—
Arts 31  Class Party, University Oym., 8-12 p.m.
SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   22—
Artt '33 Claat Party, Unlveralty Qym., 8-12 p.m.
English Rugby Seniors vs. Ex-
Klnga, Brookton Point, 3
p.m.
Engllth Rugby Int. A. vt. Row-
Ing Club, Rtnfrew, 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26—
Artt '20 Relay.
Totem Notice
There are several students who
have been photographed for the "Totem," but have not yet returned their
proofs to the photographer. Mr. Brldg-
mun announces that Monday la the
last day for returning proofs; after
that date he will himself choose which
proofs to develop.
Tenth Annual Relay
To Test Ability
Of Runners
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The biggest and most important
track event of the college year, the
Arts '20 Relay Race, will be run on
Wednesday next, starting from the
old Fairview buildings and finishing
at the north end of the Mall.
The course is in all nearly eight
miles and 1* divided up Into eight
laps, of varying length; the longest
being a mile and three-quarters, the*
shortest half a mile, President Klinck
will start the race at 8.46 p.m. on
Twelfth avenue, from the old home of
Varsity.' l ■ ■     a' -A1/.' a
Every class on the campus it enter*
ing a team: Four Arts teems; fow,
Science, and a representative toam
from Agriculture. The ihterett in the
race will be heightened by the faot
that the first six men to finish lu the
recent cross-country are all on differ*
ent teams. Oansner, Arts '31; Oereyr
Science 32; punn, Arts '30; Hammett, Arts '88; Selby, Sclenoe 801
Allen, Arts »88.
These m?a will all run the third
lap—the longest of the course, It was
tn that mite and three-quarters that
science '80, the winner lost yeato
made its big gain- Selby taking the
baton at sixth place tore Up the road
to finish inches behind the leader,
Terry of Arts '81, and crossed the
line second.
Class eliminations are being held
dally, and the enthusiastic showing of
all the aspirants proves that the race
will be this year the most exciting
since its inauguration ten years ago.
The race will probably be a lap by
lap duel between Science '30 and Science '32, both who have exceptionally
strong teams. Science '30'b team Is
almost the same as last year, and unless there Is a dark horte among the
other classes lt seems an almost certain winner. Science '82 with Carey and
Dirom as its key men, has been training for two months. Thetr superior
condition will be a great asset in the
grueling fight with Sclenoe '30. The
freshman class is the dark horse, with
Allen and Hodges as its best men.
They are working faithfully at their
training and are very apt to upset
the calculation of the "wise ones."
The senior class In Arts, with Ddnn
as Its pilot will be honored by the
services of Doug. Pollock, "the traditionalist," who, In the recent crosscountry race, established a new fashion and tradition of running crosscountry races without protection for
some of his feet.
Arts '81, which is lucky enough to
have Oansner, the winner of the race
n week ago, will sadly miss two of its
last year's men—Terry and Chappell.
However, the influx from Victoria College has given the Juniors a wealth Of
new material.
Arts '32, the trailers of last year's
(Continued on Page 4)
SECOND CONTEST INDICATES
IMPROVEHHOOTIN.
Consistent shooting placed Sgt. T.
D. Oroves, last week's runner-up,
ahead ot Cadet G. Ward to win the
aecond spoon shoot of C.O.T.C, fired
Wednesday evening at Beatty Street
Armouries.
Oroves and Ward obtained 57 out of
a possible 66, but the former's grouping practice decided the issue. Shooting was of a higher standard this
week although the top scores were
slightly lower. Eleven of the twenty-
two competitors obtained fifty points
and over, and the average for the
night was 44.2. Cadet Roberts, last
week's winner, totalled 43 points.
The best, scores were:
flgt. T. D. Oroves  67*
Cadet O. Ward  87
QMS, V. J. Southey  55*
Ppl. O. Stead  66
Sgt. V. J. Dalton  64
Cpl. W. W. Mathers  68
Cadet D.  Smith  62
. Cadet W. R. Haggerty  61*
Cadet  O.   Barclay  51
Cadet A. L. Crowe  50*
Cnl. R. E .Chapman  60
♦Better targets of the tie. 2
THE    UBYSSEY
February 21,1930.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Rodtrlok A. Pllkington
Kdltorlal Staff
Senior Editors—Phyllis Freeman and Jean Woodworth
Associate Editors: Barbara Ashby, Ronald Orantham, Edgar Brown
Assistant Editors: M. 8. Freeman, N. Muttallem, Margaret Creelman
Literary Bdltor: Ronald Orantham
Sport Bdltor: M. F. McOregor Exchanre Editor: Marjorie McKay
Reportorlal Otaff
O. Hamlin, Alice Itowe, 11. Brown
Business Otaff
Susintt* Manager: Byron Bdwardt . _
n W. Fox Clreulatlon Manager: J. Turvey
Buiinett Aiiittant: W, P, Lawton
Bdltert*fer*the*lttut
Senior: Jean Woodworth
AetlttAntt: Nick Muttallem and M. Freeman
Proof Reader.: j, McDIarmld, Dorothea l.uudell
A MARTYR TO THE MUSE
Of all the thankless jobs that abound ln this hot-house of
culture, that of Literary Bdltor combines the maximum of work
and the minimum of oredit.
In this edition there appears the second Literary Supplement
published this season. Few of Its readers will realize the weeks
♦of work that have gone into Its making—not so muoh In the
writing of the articles but in the weary task of soliciting contributions from coy composers.
This Is the most disheartening part of the Literary Editor's
duties. He inevitably collects a bumper crop of promises but it
would tat the skill of a spiritualist to materialize most of them.
There are other hours of toll in editing, proof-reading and
page-setting, but these are nothing to the work of trying to unearth signs of culture In an educational institution.
The truth of the matter Is that every Literary Supplement
produced so far has been the work of about half a dozen students.
The rest of the student body is too engrossed in the "comic
strips" and the sport pages of the dallies.
sm
Iii WM NOVEL FEATURED
BY WOMEN'S SALON
Forming the topic of the day, "All
Quiet on the Western Front" was reviewed by Frances Milllgan at a meeting of the Scrap Book Club ln Arts
106, Wednesday noon. Jean Telford
led the open dlsousslon which followed.
This book, the members ■ agreed, is
a bit of realism written to show war
In its true colors and to divest it of
its halo of glory and romance. The
startling force and simplicity ot the
diction, they thought, ls the necessary
medium by means of which the author
brings his picture ot horror before the
eyes of tho reader. Much discussion
arose Over the question of whether
the final death of the hero was not
a touch of romanticism out of keeping with the rest of the story. '
In electing representative, to see
and review some of the current plays,
the members chose Marjorie McKay
to attend "Seven Days' Leave," adapted from Sir James Barrle's play,
"The Old Lady Shows Her Medals,"
and Dorothy Fraser to attend "Elizabeth Sleeps Out." lt. was decided to
change the date of tiro Club's tea to
Saturday,  March   15.
The program for the next meeting
of the Club is a debate on the question, "Is Modern Realism Justified?"
ThOBe taking part are Betty Alien,
Donalda McRae, Grace Adams, and
Dorothy Fraser.
APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
TO III REGISTERED NOW
Information may now be obtained
from S. W. Mathews, Registrar, regarding the regulations of the various
scholarships which will be awarded
by the National' Research Council.
These scholarships consist of:
Bursaries of the value of $760 will
be open to award to applicants who
have graduated with high distinction
ln scientific study.
Studentships of the valuo of 11000
will be open to award to applicants
who have already done some original
graduate research In science.
owshlps of the value of $1,200
will be open to award to applicant
who have given distinct evidence of
capacity to conduct Independent research ln science.
A Ramsay Memorial Fellowship,
tenable in Great Britain, and or the
value of $1,760. will be open to award
to an applicant who has given distinct
evidence ot a high capacity for independent research ln the science of
chemistry. The winner of this Fellowship is eligible for reappointment
for a second year.
All applications must be made no
later than March 16 next.
Bmmanuel College, Cambridge, Invites applications for a Research Stu-
dentahlp which will be awarded In
July, 1080, according to Information
received by 8. W. Mathews, Registrar
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Correspondence   ii
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Editor "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
We, the members of Sc. '32, wish
it to be known that we, not Arts '32,
are the winners of the Cross Country
Race, by virtue of the fact that the
entry placing tenth In the event Is a
member of Arts '83, not of Arts '82
as stated. He Is registered In Arts
'83 and we understand he ls to run
for the last named class in the coming "Arts '20 relay race."
Mad the point won by him been
credited to his own class, the score
would have shown Sc. '32 at the top
with 11 points, as against 10Vs points
for Arts '32 and 10 point, for Art.
'33.
We await the decision of the Track
Club.
Yours truly,
SC.  '32.
Editor, 'Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
It was with a feeling of regret that
I think most of us read the "Sport-
oiial" In last Tuesday's "Ubyssey."
Aa I do not know who Is tho author
of that column, I feel quite free lo
venture a criticism.
I cannot remember ever seeing
apace in your paper more beautifully
wasted. Certainly it was one of tbe
weakest attempts at a defence that I
have yet seen. Allowing that the
writer of Tuesday's letter was possibly over-ardent, the general opinion
was that his letter was rather meritorious and a little bit justified. Ignoring the men's game, how can any
justification be attempted for the utterly inadequate write-up that the
girls received on winning the Senior
"A" championship? Their game was
one t*f the hardest fought battles that
has been seen In women's baaketball.
And yet I believe that half of the
College does not yet realise that our
girls are champions of the city. I
might suggest that, after Tuesday's
"hysterical effusion," possibly an "approving nod" through the degraded
medium of th. sportorlal column will
not be appreciated by the Senior "A"
girls.
In closing, do yon not think, Mr.
Editor, that It would have been far
more commendable and praiseworthy,
If a brief apology to the student body,
and an acknowledgment of the deficiencies of at least one of the write-
ups had appeared last Tuesday, instead of the above-mentioned "sport-
orlal"?
Sincerely yours,
TOMMY   BERTO.
of U.B.C. The award will be made on
evidence submitted by the candidates
and full particulars may be had at
the Registrar's Office. Applications
must be sent to the Matter, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, ln time to
reach him not later than June 30.
The  Studentship  has  a  maximum
annual value of £150.
Class and Club Notes
■"—SWSSf-lSSS
Radio Club
Arrangements have been made for
a visit to Radio Station CKMO. Everyone interested should be at the entrance of the Bekins Building at 3.30
Saturday, February 22. W. R. Beamish
and J. B. Smith will be ln charge.
For the convenience of those who will
not be able to go on Saturday a second trip will be made Wednesday 26
at the same time. H. Wright and J.
Baker will be ln charge.
The weekly meeting will be held in
Ap. Sc. 202, Tuesday noon, February
26; arrangements wlll*be made at this
meeting for the broadcast which Is
to be put on shortly. All members
and others Interested should attend.
C. O. T. C.
Lt-Col. R. M. Blair, 1020 Blsiey winner, will speak to members of the
corps on Rifle Shooting In Arts 100,
Friday noon.
Parade ot all ranks will be held on
the upper playing Held at 12.45 p.m.
Saturday. Dress as in orders.
Agricultural Club
"Birds and Their Relation to Agriculture," was the subject of Neville
Mayers' paper delivered to the Agricultural Club on Tuesday evening at
tbe home of Prof. King. Mr. Mayers
gave an exhaustive treatise on this
Important problem, clearly proving to
the large gathering, how certain birds
were beneficial while others were
detrimental to various crops.
Following the dlsousslon and inter*
change ot views on the uses of birds,
four freshmen, K. Berry, W. Rogers,
W. Whlmster and H. Phillips, Were
called upon for Impromptu speeches
on allied subjects and all showed
promise ot holding their own ln the
coming Aggie Oratorical Contest on
March 1.
La Causerie
Ou tbe 18th February, members of
"La Causerie" were the guests Of Dr.
nnd Mrs. Clark. Dr. Clark outlined a
tour through French cities, Illustrating his talk by motion pictures. Se-
■■■■riilons from French composers were
played, completing the evening's entertainment.
Support Urged From Club
At Noon Session
At a noon-hour meeting on Tuesday
last the Players' Club received collectively and Individually an urge for cooperation and a number of tickets for
the Spring play, to be distributed
among the students and their friends.
Betty Buckland, president, announced
the business of the day; Winston Shil-
vock, the business manager, explained
the system of exchange tickets, and
distributed them; and Mr. Wood
spoke briefly on the work now In progress on the play and Invited the Club
as a whole to a trial performance of
the first act of "Friend Hannah" ln
the Auditorium the next day.
The Box office will open on the 5th
ol March, In order to enable outsiders
to buy tickets, and for the purpose of
allowing purchasers to hand ln their
exchange tickets for actual seat tickets. Mr. Wood In his speech urgod
the early presentation of those tickets,
ln order to get good seating, He explained that on account of the Kiwan-
Is show and the Musical Society's
operetta coming ao close to the Players' Club offering, the members must
redouble their efforts to get an adequate house. In former years, he added, there has been no difficulty along
this line, and it ls to be expected that
this year will prove as beneficial. Interest Is being widely exhibited in
"Friend Hannah," and the Club is confidently hoping that success will
crown its efforts.
Aa has been announced, the play is
running four nights In tho University Theatre, namely, Wednesday,
March the 12th to Saturday the 16th.
The first night ls to be "Old Members' Night," whon the Faoulty ls also
expected. Friday ls to be Alumni night
and a Freshman Night is also being
planned. Students and the general
public are welcomed on any and all
nights,
FRESHMAN THEATRE TICKETS
Thursday, March 13th, It Prosh
Night for the Spring Play, Dollar
tlokett may bt obtainad for ttvtnty-
Ave oentt at the Quad Box Office on
Wednttday and Thuraday, February
aoth and 27th. Only Frtthmtn may
get thlt reduction. \
ARTS 32 NOTICE
Members of Arts '82 are requested
to send In suggestions for a Valedictory Olft to the class executive before  Tuesday, Feb.  25.
BEATON, GROUP LEADER
TO LECTURE HERE
Mr. K. J. BEATON
Kenneth J. Beaton, Secretary of the
Canadian Student Volunteer Move
ment Is spending a few days on the
campus aa a part ot hts annual tour
of Canadian universities.
He will speak on "The Message and
Motives of the Foreign Mission Cause"
on Monday, February 24, at noon, in
Aggie 100, under the auspices ot thef
Student Christian Movement.
Mr. Beaton recently returned trom
missionary work in China, and succeeds A. J. Brace as secretary of the
Student Volunteer Movement, an organization seeking to Interpret missions to the student body at large, to
enlist end prepare students for for*
elgn missionary work, and to co-operate with church boards in placing
them.
Persons interested In missions may
get in touch with htm at Union Theological College, or meet him tn Room
Arts 102 at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
CHEMISTRY SOCIETY HEARS
LOCAL INVESTI6AT0IIS
An open meeting ot the Chemistry
Sooiety wgs held In Sc. 300 on Wednesday, February 19, at 8116 p.m.
The meeting was devoted to a
symposium of the chemical research
at U.B.C. Each research student gave
a short description of the nature and
purpose of the work which he was
doing. Those speaking were:
GRADUATES
Physloal Chemistry
Mr. Ferdle Munro: The effects of
high frequency electrical discharge on
hydrogen and helium.
Mr. Oswald: The reduction of copper oxide.
Mr. Eric Todd: The solubility of
hydro-carbons In liquid sulfer dioxide.
Inorganic Chemistry
Mr. Borden Marshall: A study of
the concentration < f the isotopes of
tin In different ores.
Mr. Dennis Peiu'c : The fractionation of the rare earths.
Organic Chemistry
Miss Fowler spoke on the work
which she and Mr. Dick Fleming are
doing in blood analysis.
Earl Halonqulst: Preparation and
study ot the electroisomua of 2 pen-
tene.
UNDEQRADUATE8
Physloal Chemistry
Mr. Basil Bailey: The rate of decomposition of Formamlde.
Bently Edwards: The rate of inter-
converslon ot thia area and ammonium thlo cyanide.
Tom Chalmers: The reductions of
ferric oxide.
Ralph McDIarmld; The synthesis of
ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by means of the high frequency
electrical discharge.
Oray King: A study ot the structure
of a compound formed from cyclohex-
ene and sulfur dioxide.
Inorganlo Chemistry
Howard Edwards: The solubility ot
vanadium salts.
Frank Rendle: The solubility of
heryllium hydroxide.
Organic Chemistry
Ken Oray — The humidation of
allyl bromide.
Reg. Archibald: The nitration of
benzoic acid.
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ILL pottle dreroa ever occupy a prominent plaoe ln the
modern theatret All things considered, it does not seem
Improbable. During the last oentury attempts have been
Made to writs dramas In poetry, but they have not made
aay great stir. Probably eaoh of the poets who made suoh
IttlfitMrta wrote with senses too unappreclatlve of the contemporary mnt and with too sedulous and emulative an eye on Shakespeare ae model and precedent. "Realism" has been the keynote
w moderh drama, but there art signs that what one might oall
'Intetpiratatiott" In gaining ground, and poetry ls the best means
Of toWrmwUttg human emotions and motives.
OOfdon Offtttft "artificial theatre" would use masks and
(es, and othsr non-realistic features. Eugene O'Neill ln
"fi Ood 0rownM employed masks: In "Strange Interlude"
to win* baok lie convention ol the "aside," and his
II their thoughts before one another.
of some of the Irish playwrights, such as Synge's
of the Western World,0 Is very poetical ta language.
"  * have been written.
er of Drenms"a fen-
treitment of human nature is given that brings out Its
and inconsistencies far more dearly than do sober
1 or In suoh ones as Bdna St. Vincent Mlllay's "Aria
i airiness aad nonoenslcallty seem to display the
ess of men's minds and motives, and to make the gay and
have a far moire powerful, poignant effect than
kid hnve.
... those irresponsible figures oar own stupid, Ignoble selves,
 feateolod* MM wo teeotnise that loot oo does tragedy oeetur la the
of reality, sSnikrly wltiTpKys like L A. Mine's *f_ie tvorr Door,"
light 000 whlmoleel as It io, seems to ho a satire on homan nature
i who knows It well, and sees the Ironio humor of its blindness.
tall ghowe^ike tendency toward the Imoilnotlto and poetio in the
toward interpretation rather than realism. Moreover, in the last fltte
Mfcny dehlhtful "Pierrot and Pierrette" plays
to such ones as OUphant Downs' "The Mafcei
In the last
that lo modern. They are
on
not
dramoo hate heea written Is poetry
illy haoed oo Ihe Brest patterne of another age. They are fresh and
riiy la spirit aad stylo, yet truly pootloaL Oordon Bottomley Is
irho Is writing them.
'Oordon Bottomley end the Footle Drama'' le the suhjeot of an Interesting
(Continued oa Fage 4)
W'ma
%®i)t towtsmttxt of Urauttj"
A Poem in Four Books; Robert Bridge*.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1029.
************
flp ls hearty a miracle. An epic poem, running to nearly
two hundred pagee of uarhymed verse, ls breaking best-
s*ulng«ecoras the reading world over. It is the work of
a man ot/nany days; his triumphant message to the
world. It Ts called "The Testament of Beauty/' and it
was written by Robert Bridges.
We of the new generation had been Inclined to shrug our
.boulders a little about Robert Bridges. Oh yes ... . "Ode on the
Tercentennial of Shakespeare'. Death" .... The damning
Criticism—"Old stuff." Why didn't they make Kipling Laureate
anyway? And now we are left breathless by this living epic of
a long life spent in search of beauty.
" 'Twas late in my long Journey, when I had clomb to where
the path was narrowing and the company tew,"
begins the poet musingly. It Is a kind of glorified blank verse that
he has formulated, elastic and colorful, savoring of the BUsa-
bethia or the extreme modern ln diction and spelling. This
adaptable crucible will hold any wine of the poet's desire. In
It the most delicate fantasy—ouch as the simile
"As if in a museum the foesils oa their shelves
Should come to life suddenly, or a winter rose-bod
lurst into crowded holiday of scent aad bloom,"
io combined with the most magnificent pletorisatlon ....
"Follow the path of those fair warriors, the tall Clothe,
from the day when they led their olue-eyed faallite
off Vistula's oold pasture-lands, their murky home
hy tbe amber-strewn foreshore of the Baltic sea,
and in the incontaminat vigor ot manliness
feeling their rumour'd way to an unknown promised land,
tore at the ravel'd fringes ot the purple power,
and trampling Its wide skirts, defeating Its armies,
slaying its Emperor, and burning hia cities,
tack'd Athens and Rome; until! supplanting Caesar
tbey ruled the world where Romans reign'd before."
It Is not an easy passage for ns spoilt moderns, used to tho light and poignant verse ot Bdna St. Vincent Millay and her contemporaries. None ot It Is
easy to get hold of mentally, some parts are well-nigh Incomprehensible. Such
lines as
" 'Tls true ther Is no balance to weigh theae goods and ills
nor any measur of them, like as of colour and heat
in their degrees; they are Incommensurable In kind,"
are, to me, aa obscure and engrossing at the night tky wtth Ita wilderness ot
stars. But In reading, the mind seems perceptibly to stretch, to open out on
Infinitely wider vistas; not only new ones, but old ones strangely lovelier, as
in the picture of the stormy sky,
"highspredd in fine diaper of silver and motherof pearl
freaking the Interne asure; Now scurrying close o'erhead,
wild Ink-hued random racers that fling sheeted rain
gustily, and with garish bows laughing o'erarch the land."
Aad oan It not be said that this ls the true aim In and delight of reading
poetry?
Dr. Bridges hat given the world a maaterpiece In this little volume of
Ivory and gold. It Is the real stuff of epics—the work of a bright spirit, seasoned by life. It is alive, It quickens the mind of him who reads. And it Is
the product of To-day.
—F.M.L.
WHAT does With Sitwell .____
hy "shrill grass," "creaking
light," end similar etpresstons?
How of tea hoo thet question hop
asked, and how often, because nobody
seems'to he Ohio to answsr it satisfactorily, has rldloaie boon heaped
upon the poetl Heme have seofed,
End eome hate parodied, end eosoe
eve hewed in meek, tkoejb oneom*
prehendlng, acceptance—fir that u
bow most of no treat whet wo doo't
understand. Some hate attempted
various Ingenious etptenetioas, bet
the true ono lo net generally uown,
aad yet a tutorage of it is seats*
sary for aa mtelljgeot appreciation
of some ilgnUkant modern poetry.
Robert Orates, la oa eeesy ea "The
Futuro ot the Art ol Poetry," (Hogarth Bssaye, OoeMedey, Oeraa 4k
Co., IMS), throws light upon trie natter. He says Chat ,7one ef the moot
remarkable traits ef roooat verge bas
boon the qualification of the eieefl*
trace of ono eeose by that of aaoaer,
so Miss sitwell speaks of "elooBsf
dowers," meaning Sowers lest dews
so that they seem like bene oieomat t
ond of "early light creaking deem/
meaning light moving uncertainly la
the early morning, out la angles had
tqutres as It stream* eareoe a house,
getting such a wooden quality mat la
its slow movement It may be   *
said to creak; "shrill grass," msoniog
gross so young and green that you
would credit it with tie piping tolee
of a fledgling or a child."
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Poetry Prize Open
1 his 1 arm
. a
THB Isabel Boelestone Maokay
Poetry Prise will be open to
contestants this term, the
Faoulty, Senate and Board of Govern*
ore hating giteu their approval, The
following announcement, containing
the requirements, will be published In
the new calendar:
"A prise of $28 from the estate of
the late Mrs. Isabel Boelestone Mao*
kay will be awarded to the student
of the university who submits an
original poem in th. English language
which shall be deemed of sufficient
merit, the award to be made by the
Head of the Department of English.
"Poems ontered for this competition
must be in the hands of the registrar
not later than the last day of the final
examinations."
C Peasant   1
♦ Acre '♦   J
THB room ot a peasant's cottage in
a little Rumanian village. The
voom ls whitewashed, and across
the whole length ot one side ls a crack,
stained with moisture. By the door
bang clusters of onions and garlic. In
ono corner it a large wooden bed with
a gay-coloured coverlet. Abote It hangs
a crude portrait of Christ. One other*
corner ls filled by a brick ttov. which
is blaok and charred trom use. A great
ungainly pipe leads the smoke
through the wall. One notices pictures
of Carol I. and Carmen Sylva and also a church calender of 8alnts' Days
and Feast Days. In the middle of the
room is a rough table and chairs
around lt. A fiddle hangs on tho wall.
Petre Zavu sits near the stote in a
large hand-built chair. He ia middle-
aged and dressed In ordinary peasant style. Hit hair is close-cropped (a
custom ot the army), but he weara
enormous moustaches. He Is deep in
thought.
Suddenly a voice Is heard outside
and Maria Zavu staggers ln wtth a
wooden bucket full of water. Although
younger than her husband, she ls already bent and shrivelled from labour.
Her face ls a thousand wrinkles; her
hands gnarled and blistered like those
of a man. She speaks In a high-pitched
tone and, except when she is angry,
slowly and sadly.
Petre: What's the matter now, old woman?
(Continued on Page 3)
ftp 3n0iil_iB_uj fogtmfrfi
BUB Ingoldsby Legends" are a series of stories, some in
prose, but most Ih verse, that have been admitted to
the ranks of the classics by virtue of their Irresistible
humor, and their extraordinarily varied and vivid rhythm
and rhyme. They received the name they bear, flrat because th* best and most successful, and likewise the majority,
ait legends; secondly because they are either about tha Infoldlby
family or told by some member of the Ingoldsby household/and
thirdly becauae they were written under the pen-name of Thomas
Ingoldsby (Richard Harris Barham),
In tht first story to appear, "The Spectre of Tappington,"
whieh, It to happens, Is In proee, we find ourselves at a email
house-party at Tappington Han, tha family seat of the ingoldsby*.
Tha family is. of oourse, tha author's own, with huhdry glorifl<fr
tlons and additions. The manor of Tappington Brentid, Wime $M
aU, la actually his awn estate. It waa, ln tha authors UteUme, a
ptoturasoue old place, somewhat out of repair, but comfortaWs tb
Rye in, dating baak indefinitely, boasting a r*ea% blood-stained
stair oomplete wtth legend, and standing in very fine grounds. It
waa Barbam'a pet dream—a dream that was never wallied—to
restore it ona day when he should be rioh enough, and the
Tapptafton of the Ufends is tha Tappington of his dream*.
I dp n«| think tint ha sat out deliberately to oreate a tewily
and Ita Wstory, but families and their htatorlsa ware the one
thing above afi others that Interested him, and In the very flrst
story he could not resist the temptation to emfttiln whe tfrs
"whrtha^rTtHT
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aaas 1;
them
in donei too Ii eteo a so
toted geneokwrioal. talso,
eeened. and oo on. these, little tat
(hot follows, and forma thread on ^
a sort of unity. Little by little they
- Idsbys and tholr friends that wo
.       w also a long soooeeslon of InaoWsby
the Crusades down te the preeent. Their |_._.
ween oil these aaeeetors ls heter	
tools for several generatJoBa—Barlmm
.. J^&f^•_l_5!¥ *^w*W4Uwre we two typoi-*the legends, in almoat
,1. m*m.tm i»«mumi .mm m**m «*»
temporary eteate w
tho whoN leee Isl
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1 think we
w«pw  SMMSj/^SMSsMSm smi i__.
written t** wo ^
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unqueetiona-4y was"-^ten If we miss many ot the aUiskme.
Ot what we may oall the i
tale nothing tepernatural, and
aad "The
line. "The
I-wwrneteral, Mat theee, two-"mondie MolueHmrewoeotM?'
Babes in the Wood"--are folklore, aad very muoh ea tho border-
Bagman's ft*" and the famous ''Tale of e fihirV V ^^^
aro tho moot
Kpular of the ooten. The remalalnf thirty-add oil sotor ot the ghott story,
rham lotod a good ghost story to tho ond of hlo Jays.
A favorite theme of Barham's le "murder wtll ont." A murderer will be
haunted and hunted down by his victim's spirit. The Sheet of the murdered
drummer-boy follows Oervase Maieham across the world till he gives himself up to justice, The dismembered body nf Oongulphus assembles Itself
to confound his wlck«d wife and her accomplice, whereby
"Th.y porrtilved the dnad Runt lumen mutt be a Saint,
So they lockml him up body and lionet In a shrine."
Witchcraft interested him keenly. Wheu one bas read the "Singular
Passage In the Life of Henry Harris, DI),," one realises how near ho oomes
to believing in It. "The Singular Passage," Jasper Iagoldtby*t story of
modern times, Is devoid of any suspicion of humor. It treats of tho power
of one skilled in the blaok arts to Injure an enemy by burning or mutilating
a lock of his hair, a picture, or some snoh repreeentatlte object.
.._. <._*tt._f coum "•'• _"• <iooU,n of "•ami witehee of att degree, demons
like the three scamps who play truant from Urn wwer.rettoaa aad upset
honeat folk's affairs, or the dettlloh selrlt inhabiting the tall of Jerry
Jartls's wle to the ruin of all who teeoh It, end all Bads of suoh g
boingi, We meet the detll himself ume aad time agalnTBarham had\
IIAiaiai i a,„. (Continued oa fige 4)
In tyring
In Spring Ihe swallow seeks a silent tower,
where man is not, but life breads wmn and »tUl;
blithe April hears the golden warbler trill
from thickest leafage far in forest bower,
The shrouding moss, ihe skein of twining flower,
the tangled branches hanging from tke hUl,
the sheltered dell new set with daffodil,—
here haunts the bird, nor fears a hostile power,
So you ond I from door and easement dread
the whispering city's slanted eyes of scorns
we seek a lonely glade the shepherds tread,
where hart lays off his antlers winter worn,
Here silenee stUls all far off fainter sound,
and we together walk the enchanted ground,
—From the French, by H.H. and R.D.
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The Literary Supplement
TO THE
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77
Literary Editor:-—Ronald Grantham
Issued whonevor the Muse visits tho University of
British Columbia.
"TUUM EST"
Wa herewith present the second Literary Supplement of
tha session, Weeks have been spent in trying to arouse Interest
In It. This Is the result, and, considering the elforte that have been
made, it la not a very satisfactory one. The executives of several
student olube have drawn the attention of members to die pro-
bat. The Literary Bdltor has played the humble solicitor. Information has been published from time to time In the "Ubys-
sey," giving requiremerits and rules, in view of all this, there
should have been muoh more material from whioh to make
•elaotlons. Wa present tha Supplement without apology, but
we behove Ihat the standard of work should have been higher.
* body of students who were making the most of univer-
i, one Would expeet that a keen interest would be shown
Hupplement to the student paper, especially If It was
•Boh publication In the University. One would expect
 S bf them would be reading modem literature and would
the trouble to sond the Supplement their opinions of new
One would e*peot that some would have a real interest
a theatre or some other field suitable for treatment in the
of artielee whioh they would take pleasure lu writing. One
Slpeot that soma would have pride in trying their hands
t atorlee, and that the Supplement would be able to
soane flrst-claas poetry written with originality end a
degree of mastery. One would efcpect that when the stu-
terary paper was produced, it would be dliouned with
that there would be more competition than ever for
In print In the next issue.
-rover, doeo not exist at the University of British
be drawn, therefore, Is that the student! are not
ty lite. Thle is tree ot those who have little time
lotto* to their studiee, though suoh application is
A.mr.  fl tree of those who have little time for anything
TW events, and there ie no excuse for them. It ie true ot tbe
onto, who take a certain amount of interest both in their
er actlvitlee. but look Initiative and originality. A self*
lUHude pertadee the masses and acts as a wet blanket to
olderlnif ot thii ihiverslty, So It was, tor example, that
tol havo boon poorly attended! and so it was that
voluntarily aubmitted to the Literary Supplement,
MP!
or have no objection to siting the Supplement
discarding It, but are
esm\)\^ts*m
f granted, because
too apathetic to bother
it!** appearance with complacency,
they hate noticed that, somehow, it
,._ le no general and genuine spirit of Intellectual ac*
iveJopmeat at the university of British Columbia?
It themseltes as being agr*) of the explanation. In the
e too self*oontonted,Land the men ot Science and Agrt-
sd of the stupid tradition that suoh things ere not tor
intents tor admittance eennot be as strict ea they
_ „.. ___.„.,. jo many "students" are in attendance for no serious
**). fbarthly. moot of tho etructureo on the campus are ugly and tern-
f, Op ihat the atmosphere created by beautiful buildings is lacking.
  y* Itadeht quarters ate Inadequate—there le one email, poorly furnished
Common Boons tor the hundreds of men ln the Arte faculty, sixthly, most stu-
Siatl lite la their homes In the Greater Vancouver area, and so the life ot
a University is casual and full of distractions, and cannot be as Intense and
intimate as if its members lived on the campus or in the immediate vicinity.
In the seventh place, the student body is too large to have the feeling of a
community of Interests, the spirit of unity in purpose, that a smaller one
might have; and It ls not large enough for the percentage of those who,
under any clrcumttauces, are Intellectually alive snd active to be sufficiently
great to control and support all worth-while spheres of student life. In the
eighth place, the University is financially poor, its budget trimmed down as
much ae possible by the Government, Its needs ignored by the City ot Vancouver, und the wealthy cltlsens of the province. Many students are not
able to afford to enjoy all the opportunities for development of culture and
intellect that present themselves.
These, reasons are not strong enough to fully explain the question, however. A state of Intellectual activity and oultural development In a university
cannot be brought about by artificial means, but only by tbe will ot a large
..umber of students. If there is sufficient intelligence and initiative among a
student body ii till flourish In spite of unfavorable conditions. What le needed
le not scholarship alone, or snobbishness at all, but sincere interest in university lite, and eager participation In lt, and most of all, determined creative
efforts on the Sort of those who can find expression for themeeltea in poetry,
In prose, In music. In aH. or on the stage. Then there would bo no difficulty In
producing Literary Supplements.
•  •   •   •   •
There are a few remarks to be made about this Literary Supplement. An
Inhotation is the abandonment of the convention of capitalising the flrst
letter ot eaoh line ot poetry. This is done by many moderns, the Foot Laureate
among them. What would have been good poetry with the capitals will still
be quite as good without them. An unusual amount of verse was reoelttd and
what le printed is* we venture to say, very oreditabie work. Some bad to be
rejected—and that is tery satisfactory, becauae tt ensured a higher standard
by giving scope for selection, and unsuccessful contributors will be spurred
on to further efforts. "All Quiet on the Western Front" was briefly reviewed
in the last Issue, but as It Is still a best seller and much dlsoutsed, the fuller
and more technical treatment given in the** pages is not untimely.
1
When we escaped from Pharaoh's hand
those forty years ago and more,
straight we foresaw the promised land,
when we escaped from Pharaoh's hand.
We dreamed not of the desert sand,
we guessed no wanderings long and sore,
when we escaped from Pharaoh's hand
those forty years ago and mort.
-R.D.
■»*#Mf-**™»>»gtt.MMmM.«_raa
The Beach
Bright sea-weed and wrinkled shells,
smooth crystal waves like silver bills—*
and how the pines stand one by one
like painted trees against the sun!
Gnarled, sun-baked roots along the beach
down toward the sea blue shadows reach
as with their twisted arms they pray
the benediction of the spray.
The bold brown cliff behind them rears
with red arbutus, pines like spears,
and tiny moss-plants, "hen-and-chtokens"
that huddle where the rock moss thickens.
-B.M,
"All Quiet On The Western Front"
(Brioh Maria Remarque, London: 0. P. Putnam's Sons, 1019.)
IN the introduction to Shaw's play,
"Arms and the Man," there occurs
this sentence: "The only men who
heve no illusions about war are those
who bave recently been there, and of
course Mr. Shaw, who has no illusions about anything." "All Quiet on
the Western Front" is a striking ox-
ample of the first part of this statement. It is a book which holds between lfs covers the harrowing experiences of a German youth rudely
thrust into the World War at eighteen
and subjected to terrible disillusionment, It ii a book which, despite its
revolting nature, does not fall to hold
the reader to its last page.
It is a book, therefore, whioh hat
gone through edition after edition,
and its popularity is not hard to
understand. On the one hind, we are
living in an age when men and women are eager to learn what war
really entails, and etnee thlt book
purports to give a realistic picture of
It, the book hat been popular. On the
Other hand, however, mUOb of ita
popularity Is undoubtedly due to the
novelty ot both its subjeot matter and
treatment, A book which treats ot the
unspeakable as commonplace cannot1
help but cause a sensation. But it is
hardly hecessary to point out that the
popularity accorded a book is no criterion of Its artistic merit,
A book may be useful as a mine of
information regarding war, ot which
the average person who hae not ex*
perlenced It knows nothing; Ond at the
eame time be written In the guise of
a story to which ertiatjo and literary
standards muat be applied. I bite
found it necessary, therefore, to apply
two standards to the book throughout—truth of content, which le a
scientific, I utilitarian, not an aesthetic standard, and adequacy of ex*
preauion—the Croclan atandard of artistic merit. t
it is presumption tor one who haa
hoi been through the war to mss
Judgment upon the truth of the facta
presented by Remarque, but it is to
be hoped ho has left nothing to the
imagination, in many instances he hae
recounted events, one after the other,
in reporter's style, rather than given
his emotional reaction to them. This
method has tie virtues when factual
content ls all that the writer Is seeking to convey, but as a method o.
communlcatlng emotional content,His
decidedly inadequate. Often, incidents
of ruin, suffering and horror are stated as ao many facta, und are left un
purified by pity, for they arouse no
other emotions in the reader than
loathing and revulsion.
But there are times when the author
submits to his higher artistic Instincts and write not as a reporter
but at an artist. In such a way does
he write ot his friend Kemmerich's
death, and the reader willingly sits by
the bedside and Uvea over with
Remarque the latt hours of his friend.
It Is the following comment when all
is over which purifies the sordid picture, and makes one feel after all that
Kemmerich waa worth more to his
friends than hla coveted gold watch
and his high Bnglish boots. "Thero
he lies now, but why? The whole
world ought to pass by thla bed and
Say: 'That is Fran* Kemmerioh,
nineteen and a half years old, he does
not want to die. Let him not die'."
But auch passages occur all too eel*
dom to relieve the appalling realism
of the greater part of the book-
It has been said that Remarque intended to set forth In his book the
war, the fate of a generation, and
true comradeship. He succeeds, in his
own way, in depicting war, the flrst
of these, not from a narrow, biased,
German viewpoint, but from an International, oommonseuse viewpoint.
It is not merely the ruin of German
hopea and German youth which he
paints in primary colors, but the
world's hopes and tbe world's youth,
One sees In his picture how conventionality and formality are swept
away tn the face of sheer necessity,
aad mau reduced to the brute, phy-
teal man, his higher and finer Instincts orushed out by the exigencies
of the situations ln which he ls
placed,
He has shown, without moralising
and without sentimentality, through
the   natural   conversations   of   his
friends, that war is more than button*
polishing end drum-beating—that It is
no less than hell Itself on earth. He
has shown how stupid mm recognised it to be, and yet how helplett
they were, individually and collectively, when caught lu ita tolls, ln one
Installs Kropp Ts talking, and seems
to Voice the opinions of the group he
ts addressing, when he says: "It's
queer, when one thinks about it—we
are here to protect our fatherland.
And tht Prpnoh are oyer there to
protect their fatherland, Not, who's
in the rlkht?" '
With such an attitude ot mind,
these young men naturally toothed
the Whole rotten buslnesa, How did
they manage to fight, theh? Remarque
shots that the War made them ''hard,
tuipicioue, pitiless, vicious and
tough." It turned thsm into beasts
who fought to defend themselves from
annihilation. In one passage ho says:
"If We were not automata at that moment, we wbtild continue lying there,
exhautted and without wtll~we will
kill, for they are still our, mortal one*
miss, and if we don't destroy them.
tWwiU*deiift>yto.,>
The fate of their generation Rem*
arque and his oomrades blamed on
their .schoolmasters, who deceived
them into believing in a totally unreal world. He says: "We hod to
recognise that their, generation wai
no more to be trusted than ours. They
turpatted us only in phraoeo and in
cleverness, The first bombardment
Showed ue our mistake, end under lt
the world as they hid taught it to us
broke tn pieces," He shows how devastating an effect the war had On
him, his friends, and all young men
forced into lt. "We had as yet taken
no root. The war swept us aWay. For
the others, the older; men, it was but
B_ha_KWi%Lnl
been tripped by it, and do not know
what the end may,be.(We know only
that ln some striate and melancholy
way, we hate become a white land
. to-day we would pass through
the totnet ot our youth like travellers. We are burnt op by hard tacts.
We are no longer untroubled, we are
Indifferent. We are forelorn, like
children, and experienced like old
men, we are crude and sorrowful and
superficial—I believe we are lost"
Of himself he says: "I am young,
I am twenty years old, yet I know
nothing of life but despair, death,
fear, and fatuous superficiality cast
over un abyss of sorrow. I see how
peoples are set against one another,
and In silence, unknowingly, foolishly,
obediently, innocently, slay one another."
It ls through the writer's comradeship with TJaden, Kemmerich, Mullet*,
Detering, Kropp and Katoslni'ky, that
he baa shown what war is, and Its
effect upon his generation.
The utter disillusionment with
which the writer compote* hie story
gives dreadful weight to the rapid Are
of his swift, short sentences with
their deliberately gross words. There
Is obviously no attempt to substitute
rhetoric for trtte feeling, no funereal
eloquence to express the tragic emotion, so hard to put Into words. The
simple, direct, tense, hard-bitten and
decidedly dramatic style ot some ot
the passages makes one Wish the
whole book could hate been written
thus. But so often there is very little
One Word
One word,
a slender, silver arrow,
winged with the gold of passion,
tipped with the poison of illusion,
sings through me—
/ falter,
I fall.
—C.C.
ft*
JBfosr 8llanca
.... And the river
calm, serene,
slowly silvered to ihe tea
in a silence at of voices
lost in Ood's eternity ....
—Philosophy Olub: Y.J,
MUt$ of tha Marntng
The fired mists lay down tt)
steep in their old, old couch of i
mountain valley. With the etoerV
tain's forest green for apiUow and
the meadow1* silvsr cm for a
sheet, they slept in a stUl, ttf
calm in their couch in ih
mountain valley. For a long. I
while, for a while of languid K
they lay in their slumber deep
wafted down on an tpen palm, flt
the Utth bright-eyed mbeams i
thttir mischief cam and
them; with this meet good
ing they arose from their t.
ana awoke in ihsir blue of iky,
—Y.J. „ ,
t«_______t_MM*-ci>saas----*s^^
beyohd biro faot, stripped of ethottr'"
clothing, and therefore holding al
tion only by tho unusualnsss 01
nudity.   ,       .        .,    ,   .w'aU^'
Of a true work ot art, one at
palnfuf en%ea«%*tfK:
unlversallsatioa ai* tteaUW
ceirtt'
ceed'... _ __,
sage deoeriM
or his eeer
Freuch girl,
time
...»
ommorloh'
love l«te
a long tribe that, the book at'a
wai too pergonal tor publication
it lay discarded til I hiatj
in eountlisi pAesagM he
to use thi m^effeottvO
commuutoettsf emptitm—
5? an iu*^°!_____{_f ^tL
.motKPwKn ffiJe^W
other wordi, when Remarque
quately expressed his em
Writes artistically, whoa he
quatoly expressed Jhemt hi
Two examples will ehigfle
port this contention. The am
la supposed to express mono
does. ''Monotonously the lotriee
monotonously come the
bnously talis the rato, It ,
heads and on the head* bt
up in the line, on* tho hod
little recruit with the woun
so muoh too bit for his hip; it
on Kemmerich's grave, lt falls In our
hearts." This enlists sympathy at
onoe, but the following only revolts,
because It is inadequately expressed:
"A few minutes after they appeal*,
shrapnel and high explosive, begin to
drop on us. We lose eleven men In
one day that way, and five ot them
stretcher bearers. Two aro so smash*
ed that TJaden remarks you could
scrape them off the wall of the trench
with a spoon and bury them ln a atooa
The fault l would and, then, with
"All Quiet on the Western Front" ft
the fault I would And with any plaoe
ttfVf!
age deaonbUit Kemmj
lev*
lilt
ot natutalltUo work. I believe it pant
be compared unfatorably jriu "Journey's End," "Tha, Wgy of Revelation.'^
or "The Case of Sergeant Grischo"
as a work of literary merit This is a»;
aesthetic Judgment,
On the other hand, giving a utilltar*
tan Judgment, I would praise It ae a
book which tells the truth about war,
deals with lt in Its true Hght aa aa
unmitigated evil, and proves beyond
question that the greatest indictment
against war is war itself. ,
—CO.
U******m***m*******mmm**W
To Da M.
To me you are a little piece of shy
that vaults above me, blue and deep and calm.
To me, you are the herbs, and oil, and wine
that ancient peoples used, to act as balm.
But sometimes, you are like a storm
that races onward with my soul—
that sweeps all unclean thoughts away.
You speak of sounds that genius made
to please the ears and minds of men:
to me, your voice can ne'er be less
than any music made by them}
so talk, and sing, and play for my warped mind:
without you it is cold, and deaf, and blind,
H«tm»S»SS|__<S*S,>i_«SI__Hf___J Lf*f"4  ■*•
*^nmm mmmmmw m&mmfm?
s
mem
seas
to
1,*
But yesterday the earth he trod was still
"the idrlA'^hjMty---
fomiliar and accepted part of things,
and in his vanity
he thought himself an unrelated will.
But yesterday hs would with wonderings
or calm complacency
appraise creation, ponder good and ill,
in reason's nascency....
To-nighi they met, the earth and he,
with mutual respect,
and underfoot, in ecstacur-
although his intellect
conceits* the common unity
of earth and man and sky-
earth's individuality
his senses certify.
, i
|;< »■
(?r
ii1"'"
»V<
l''H
Li.i,
Bf.iV'r*' '
*T,Kft    A  ,
!*V  *'
,»t«.>     ,»-A  »•*
te-aififAf, with humble heart and raptured eye,
and spirit strangely free,
he lopes along the hill-top, not alone,
but one with wind and tree,
and all the glory of the sunset sky}
he heart the song the sombre mis intone
and knows eternity-
he feel hit flesh is fitted mk earth, linked by
what was, and what wUl be.
To-night We hurls into olHvio^iMe
the circumscribing bars
of immaturity i to-night hit seal
is singing with the stars,
-**R.O.
em
Marble and
l lave the dsan, firm craftsmanship of him a
who carves, with chisel sure, the stubborn rooky
Or with deft fingers moulds the shapeless clay
into a form of graceful loveliness.
Be loves, and of this love has forged a tool
keen, and at strong as steel to do his will,
hit is a, passion which has made him 'One',
a dominating urge, creative, sure*
Nothing of dross resists that splendid flame
which burns, remorseless, all out purest gold
and leaves htm simple, strong, and tuned to catch
tha subtlest beauty them in Une er form.
*
We grosser mortals say that we, too, love
when we but fetl a pleasant* lata warmth
that cloys and softens 0 our nobler powers
and leaves us weaker, grosser than before,
Ball, Mary
Corridors dim and still
and holy with peace:
slow harsh notes of a bell
that mellow and cease,
falling into the quiet
soft as a prayer,
calling the heart to rest
and solace there.
Mesh are Mary's eyes
and without guile,
faded with gentle years
the pictured smile.
An ageless flame of light
burns at her feet}
white hyacinths adore
with incense meet.
—B.M.
—F.W.
*m
The Wandering Minstrel Speaks
For those who sleep, my songs are bells
to wake them in the shining dawn;
my songs are birds, whose liquid words
flit clear across the sUver'd lawn.
My songs are lanterns I have made
to shine for poor lost folk at night,
that they may know which way to go
to find their own unrealized light.
I've made my songs from things I've found
along the road of loveliness,
and fashioned well that they may tell
'   the way it leads to happiness.
—F.M.L.
5SSS*****3'*'**>***£'&"**«>"**m
A verse that's witty
I may not write, •
nor fashion a ditty
for your delight,
and more's the pity
1 can't be witty,
dear Sprite!
And 1 suspect
I have to tell
why I don't select
avillanelle
alt rhyme-bedecked—
a fine effect,
ma'mmlet
"'■-'■'■Uf you should care
the cause to fchdtp,—
there's radiance rare
that may not show
in pare*** fair
that float in air
and flow I
So this my ditty
will not delight}
it it not pretty,
it is not bright;
I can't be witty
and more's the pity,
dear Sprite!
—B.D.
Fantasy
tightly the comes, but with foot-
stepi that flutter and falter,
leading us on:
Fluttering smiles, and we hurry to
halt her
ere she is gone.
Did she come on the wind of the
morning
perhaps we would know
that 'tis fair fancy leads us,
but now—we say it is Love,
and go.
—V.R.
mm
The Cloud
I saw a cluster of stars twinkling
on the cloud's tender whiteness as
a necklace of diamonds upon your
breast.
—Y.J.
J^SS=S3lWBSB_S5====
JP$a$antAere
(Continued from Page 1)
Merit I (joaliay) Boh! Btory day that
Judast Poor mortal man outraged by Hell's
devices, abide still thy offspring in
sanctimonious arbors? A serpent's tongue
the very shield of Perseus Outwits,
and some eager fool a bastard stone is flung
to contemplate all misery, Remember then,
this time has empty fled to Ood't account \
wither thete leaves while heavens their stately
course pursue and perish the striken drone
taken on the wing. Are not all things folia
and parched com reaped in vaint Patted have days
and nights unfluth'd in dawn't fresh hope,
and more must follow in deep distress's shadow
dipp'dj hark, a thousand cries unsung, unwritten!
—VJB.v.S,
Destiny ^
The road winds dimly, and Its end it hid.
vast crags and canyons lit across its way,
beyond whose barrier glows a rising day
where visioned fields and meadowlands are spread.
Whether the path attains the goal ahead
ordi$t in sombre glens and shadows grey,
t know not. tet there can be no delay—
tfly before Time's firnx, unhurried tread. >
Mocked by the sham of choice, my steps are driven
by force unknowable and urge innate*
and endless strivings by the aget given,
primeval powers to love and powers to hate >
that flout reward or punishment from heaven
and owe allegiance to insensate Fate,
***f>*AA '
s. t
Vain Imaginings
I have seen mountains on a summer day,
and green and friendly are their distant slopes
softened by shimmering rays that dance ami playf
or when ths ley blast of winter gropes
around their foreheads, and aloft they stand,
and mock the impotence of human hopeti
then Beauty grips me, like an unseen hand   ,
upon my thro^, tho'I would ting aloud,—
but oof the gift of song to me it banned,
And I have stood in wonderment and bowed
my head beside a murmuring, moonlit tea,
thinking the chuckling tittle waves that crowd
upon each other had a tale for me,—
a tale of Neptune -in his lair asleep,
lost in the matte of antiquity.
And 1 would tell in accents strange and deep
these thoughts of mine to you who disbelieve,
but I am mute—1 cannot even weep.
At times in agony of heart I grieve
and curse the fate that my well-being mars;
and then I walk among the trees at eve
and whisper forth my secrets to the stars.
A vast and all-pervading sympathy
breathes a cool balm upon the aching scars.
I seize my pen in trembling ecstasy
to write the message that is never sent:
ah Oodl why is this power denied to met
the answer comes, "Thou feslest,—be content!"
•■V-W*-**
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iv
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twahleto
heavier — I Soon I won't
_-,-b!e to carry you water.
Petrel Ood look at usi What's coming
next! Are you in?
Mortal (Hitmg on the hed) How
Should 1 know? I don't feel right
Oan I tell what's the matter with
met My lose tool all funny—
Petrol Bh — I That's good I
Marls: It's Ood't will.
Petrel Tho douce! Io tt Ood's will for
your eternal grumbling? Yesterday
when we came trom Campina,
what did I hear all the way? First
It was the dust, then I was going
too slowly, then you wanted water!
•Ood— If this, Ood— if that!' Pooh
this! Pooh that! You'll find fault
with your deathbed!
Merle: (calmly) Al— ! That's not far
off.
Petrel Not far off! Ood sate me,
you're mad, old woman! (rises and
erosoes ove/ to her enquiringly.) Oet
up!
Maria: (clapping her head) I'm 111!
Pftrei (shaking hor) Oet up, old hag!
Maria: (wailing) Bh— ! I'm HI, I'm
HI!
Petre: Foitchl Do you want a beating?
llll 111! I haten't beaten you for
a long time, (strtkes her over the
head).
Merlsi I'm HI! I'm dying— I
Petre: (looks et the bucket of water)
Where did you get thle water?
(forte* it) That's not trom our well.
Maria: Gbeorghe Serbu drew It from
his well.
Petre: Aitch!  Old woman, Its good
water! (drink*) Here! (tke drink*)
Oood water!
Maria: (morotely) Yes.
Petre:  (lopi hor affectionately on the
shoulder)  Little mother!  Boh— !
(roan with laughter) You're a good
woman. (Maria rite* stiffly from tke
bed, limp* io stove.)
Maria: Hate you forgotten? Our son
comes back to-day.
Petre: (slaps hi* thigh) Ood sate met
That's so! Our Dlmltri—
Maria:   (starting io cook)  He hasn't
seen us for seten years.
Petre:  (pondering) Eh I Ho can read
and write. I'm proud of him.
Maria: The priest read us his letter.
Do you remember?
Petre:  (starting up) How old Is our
Dlmltri?
Msrla: Ood knows!
Pttre: The priest will know. Nicolal
wtll know!
Maria: Bh! What do I care? Ho la
still our Dimitri. I wonder how he's
changed!
Petre: He will come back and then
he'll want to marry.
Merle: Yer. (There is a noiie at the
door, sound of voices. Tae couple tm-
geet their ion but it tt two elderly
peasant women. They are very emoittd
about something,)
1st Woman: Now what do you think,
Petre Zavu! The gendarmes are In
the tillage!
Snd Woman:  Yea, Maria Zuvu, the
gendarmes—and some official from
Ploestl!
Petre: Ood look at ut! What for?
Maria: Inspectors?
1st Woman:  No   !  What would
they be Inspecting, In Ood's name?
Our  wells  are  clean,  no  babies
hate been	
Petre: Achch!
2nd Woman: We heard they are looking for a haiduc!
Maria: A brigftnd!
1st Woman: Hit name Is Tompunta.
2nd Woman: He has murdered seten
people.
Petre: Bh— ! Seten people! That's a
bit thick.
Maria: And he wat teen here?
gnd Woman: So they say.
Pttre: (very sure) They'll never catch
hlml
1st Women: Well eee!
Marlai Remember Muntiana! They
chased him up Into tho hiUs—
2nd Woman: Yes, and than tied to
him a tree. They shot him tn tho
legs and flogged bim to death!
Petre: He deserted it!
Marie: Bh) It wae Ood't will.
Petre) (antHously) Now what's going
to happen?
Snd Woman: They are questioning
everybody. Everybody will be examined.
Marlai Ood sate us! What a business.
Pttre: These cursed officials now
in Bushtenl	
(A oommotion at the door. Men's
voice* are heard. Everybody strains
anxiously. Somebody knock* loudly
and a tot*.) HI! HI there! Open
the door little mother! Haldol
Whats the trouble In there? Open
up!
Maria: (ihrieking) It's Dimitri!
Pttre: (rise*) Open the door ln Ood's
name. Hurry! (Maria rushes to the
door. Three men come in, talking and
gesticulating. Two wear the ordinary
veasant clothe*; the third l« in a
khaki thirt and blue regimental
trousers and high boot*. Thi* i*
Dimitri Zavu their son. Be is toll
—the average Bvmanlan it small—
with a bullet head, close
_0je______da_l___l    Smm9Smte
end big moustache*, > Uke~miYjirt%or.
Be embraces his pawento wah load
eaclamations. Be kisses hit f ether eh
both cheeks—4hey embrace.)
Dlmltri: (loudly) Al— all The deuce
take this heat It's like oa oven In
this place!
(Sis companions are ordinary types.
One is Qitsa, the other OheorghtT)
QI tit: Theft right!
Oheerghti Greetings, little father aad
mother!
Petre: Dlmltri!
Merle: Our Dlmltri!
Dlmltri:  Well, lots drink I   Perhaps
little mother oan cool us off!
Petrel    (clapping   his   head)   That's
right! We shall drink! We ahaU
certainly drink!
QlUa: (applauding) Tee, yee, yoal A
flrst-rate notion, old man!
(Everybody talks and snouts. Dte*i\
tri't voice i* foremost. Be roare With
laughter. Mugs and 'via •wMfurtre'
aro pasted around.)
Dlmltri:   Greetings  end  good-health
brothers I May the devil fly away
with us!
All: Oreetlngat (everyone drink*)
1st Woman: Bh— I Dimitri Zavu, be
careful the gendarmes don't nab
you.
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FmwMtl. 1930.
Poetry in the Theatre
(Continued from Page 1)
article by Carl Carmer in the February "Theatre Arts Monthly." Speaking
Of to-day, the writer declares thet "never, in tact, has rhythm been moro
popular on the stage. Men seek lt throughout the mases ot contemporary life
and transplant tt to our theatres—the rhythms of skyscrapers and machines,
et workaonSB end blues, of tap*danoes and marching men. When the rhythms
of tho words we now nee creep Into tbe theatre te*day, disguised as common*
piece, thoy aro reoeived with as riotous delight ae were ever the stirring
opeo'towslled linos of Marlowe .... but theatre-goers distrust the word
Two reaaoni tor this state ot affairs are jtlten. In the first plaoe, "our
itolleotaals bote oreoted a distaste tor postlo drama by forcing upon aa
tUreeend theatre public teres ploys from a remote past wboso languagt,
as. customs, and eten dress, thoy. do »°_ understand." Secondly, some
of ao dramatic abilities havo written oloset dramas and ploys whioh
ra..^
ft!
A
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™*ffi
late been recelted with Indifference, aad hate caused the poetic ploy to be
looked onoe ao uapleeeontly highbrow.
Mr. Carmer believes that the prejudice against poetic drama li being over*
come, muoh mere so la England than la America, and "there lo eten reason
te behove that Ihe Boglieh stage io on the torse of a sreat poetic revival,"
The Festital Theatre at Cambridge hoo sever hesitated to produce plays in
poetry, John Msaeflelde theatre on Boor's Hill near oxford hoe glttn the
tatenroUttoas of the boot BngUth verse-speakers to the plays ot several
Met-drematiets, the Oxford Recitations—annual oontests tn verte-tpeaklng—
Se gSOaeorod by Masefleld; then thero ore the plays of Bynge and TeattCtte
Soottto Association tor the SpooNae of Verse, and, moot significant, "the
reoenTeuoosesful production In Dublin ot one of Yeau' 'Plays tor Danotrt',
Nwritten under tho title ot 'Fighting tho Watts,' with oomplemenUry muslo
by the radical young Amerloan oompoesr, Oeorge Anthell, a performance
Whioh nrovod itself a happy synthesis ot the arts ot poetry, the dance, old
mosio, a beautifully sensuous drama,"
^orejhon ear other 'eiuse, however, thsi atreojtfc or modern poetlo
Itoglahd U due to tht constructive efforts, of Oordon Bottomley.''
jplpnshlp has shown Itself in admirable critical and tnggetttve
and in terse-plays—among the moot beautiful of modern poetlo
a very real tense, Mr. Carmer believes, Bottomley'a "King Lear's
"      ~   "—ng of modern poetic drama. Produced at tho
.tie in IM, H was a Vley whioh woo "Bllaabethan
{day whose notion ond vocabulary Were perteotiy
appreciated. Moreover, It was food drama and
gpcoro
***** it •**.
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throwi a keen interpretative light on the figures ot Shake*
," hut lo wholly independent ot lt. It is an exciting drama, whose
so highly ornamented as to throw the play ont of its natural
0* of ploys "only ono objection oould bo made to them as
W jSSt* I* that nearly all ot them form a remarkable
interpretations of Baf land's history, and so tor complete
hearer moot know oomothtns ohout the characters and
. "The best that io in the tradition of the past Bnglish
them and at the tame time they are disciplined by nn-
inuey'slSt volume, "Scenes and Plays" UW). '1ml overcome
Jtemt. These Plays hate fine dramatic dialogue which is also
». There Is ae Molality and the euditor, lost in the enjoyment
_ emotion,AftffiftiSit* •this *• poetry."
. _. Itably poetry will take Its rightful plaoe in the theatres of the
WOridi there,long |go, it was born. When that time comes Mr. Bottomley will
be reooimlsed as one who pointed the way."
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Hi
Peasant Acre
Petrel  (roort wtth kmyMer) Aehoht
The gendarmes' _, .      ,
Qhettrjhoi7soeeriy) Now Whit? Oead-
Sad Wemani They're looking tor a
brigand, a haiduc.
Merlal Bch; Dlmltri, he haa mur-
, derod  'V.   ..•-.,,.■
POtrei —— run before they oetch
youl (aouhleTup with miter.)
Dlmltri:  gome gendarmes are here
yea sort
Marie: Tee, thoy look tor Template!
Dlmltri! And a little fat offlolal from
Ploestl?
Snd Woman: That's right. A fat men:
he must be a Jew-—
Dlmltri:   (turn* to his friends)  Pow!
That's a good Joke. Maybe they're
hunting for usi
Petre: run I tell you!  {articulates
but laughter overwhelms him.)
Maria: Where will you run to?
Dlmltri:   Where!   Ech!   That's  rich!
{turns hie back ond looks out of the
window)
Petre: Let's drink. I want to drink.
Oltxa: Come Dlmltri!
(Everyone   take*   a   *nug.   JDiwilri
raises his dramatically.)
Dlmltri:    {looking   ai   everyone)   My
friends! To Mister Tompunta!
{All drins. Petre collapse* in  hie
choir from toughing, Maria shakes her
finger at Mm. Dimitri looks first at
kit friends, then at his father.)
SCBNB-.
The same as before- a few hours
later. Tha room la deserted sate for
Petre. He motes restlessly round In
deep thought There is a knock on the
door.
Hole I Holal Open!
He opens lt and  a short plump
ofllolal enters, followed by two untidy-looking gendarmes.
Official: {pompously) Oood day.
Petre:   {anaiously)   Oood   day,   good
day!
{The official trail* to the table end
aite down. Be wears Parisian clothe*.
Si* faoe is heavily powdered and he
reek* of cheap teent. He removes hie
itraw hat and me* ii at a fan. The
gendarme* lean wnarily against th<s
wall by the door. The official speak*
with an a.'*.)
I'm going to question you.
Petre: (meekly) Yes mister. Question
ue. Of course.
Official*,    {looking   in   a   little   booh)
You're Petre Angeleseu Zavu.
Petrel Yes.
Offlolal: With a wife Maria Fetitaa
Zavu and one son Dlmltri.
Petre: Yes.
Offlolal: {reciting a formula) How long
have you lived here?
Offlolal: How old is this eon of yours?
Pttre: Twelve years.
(Continued from Peso t)
Patret It you plekse, I'te forgotten.
The priest wUl taow.
Official: Oh Lord, what next! {wave*
a hand) Is ho a boy or a man?
Petrel But no mleterl A man I Of
course he's a man I To-day he came
baok from the army.
Official > (mattewf-faet) He served in
the army.
Petri! Yes
Officials Hum I (fans himself) Where
" i* be? '
Pstrei iperjtleaed) Your pardons——
Offlelal: (fed-up) Your son, idiot	
your son. where is he?
Petre: Ah! He is asleep. He was tired.
(rambling) Ach! How dead he
looked. He walked from Ploestl: ln
this heat. Yes he	
Official: (impatiently) Yes, yes, yes!
(ponder.) Call him In here!
Pttre: Yes (move* to a doo at the
at the side) HI! Dlmltri! Come
here! (There is no reply.) Halde!
Come on, wake up Dimitri! (goes
in, and returns almost immediately.)
Ood save me, he's not there I
Official:   (irritably)  How!  Not there!
Pttre: —He's gone. He went in there
to sleep!
Offlelal:   (to thu gendarmes)   Oo   and
lookt
(They march in and out importantly,
and ahake their heads.) .
Offlelal: Heh, old foolt You hate no
more brains than a sow! Pay attention. Don't leate this place till
I give you permission. It you don't
want a Hogging keep yourself and
your old woman here. Understand!
I shall see to your eon!
Petre: (dumbly) Yes, mister.
(The official returns his hat and
stmts out. The gendarmes follow
him.)
Petre: Ood ourte you, pig! (expectorates in hatred) Bch I (clap* his
head.)
Maria: (who ha* entered from ths book)
What did they want?
AN interesting volume of poems
and lyrlct le the reotntly published "Starry Berth," by Bohort
Ha-elmore (McClelland ft atpwert
Toronto.) "Robert Hattlmere" ls said
to be the pen name ot a Vancouver
poet.' ' a
The book le divided Into, tour sections: "Love," ?«nrth," "tot.amtlooe,••
and "People." The flrit section con*
tains many lyrics and a variety of
verso forms. In the seoond section the
Cot Is able to catch Nature la several
autlful moods and to draw eome
vivid pictures, at ln "Voluntary Im
promptu":
T  "A line
line of i
th» sky.
poplars limned against
swayed jgthtly by tht wind's soft
of
dr Jtwffft* rustling Itavet
t^ «vsnVnf. rfow the light
shows through,      _.,      .    _
go they  stand  trembling  In  a
' ml" I, _*_!_00   flntsP
Ilk.   youth? of  ancient   Orctct
waiting to go ,   ,.
towardtAthtlr goal, like g**ty-
btyld^^ra Saline. <»<
1 •' consists bt
"Intimations" consists of a group
of poems Some of which ere mystical,
religious or philosophical In tone.
Perhaps the moot eloquent piece in
the book is "Glory and Loveliness
Have Pasted," A Ohorlo Ode. la
tho section oalled "People." This in
atrophe It
"Htar us, o Pott, lying with tht
>wst . ,
ten  your lips and In your
between yo
_Jp*»
Who mus
eyes
a&.
... setter of poppttt, Wi
...„ must
live, raltt our volets to tht quiet
in song, while soaring upward a
paths'from tight and, trembling
falls1 back to earth. 0. little bird,
be strong.
HSfew
oarrite the toi
along.
Its  writhing
bill;
na
', listen, as tht tret's
carries the homely sounds et earth
along,
its **$hing wMttaees, eehottur
like notes of robins fretting the
gold air,
anaiovt, and light, and song are
The last poem' in the book Is delicately written and hauntlngly beautiful. It Is oalled "Lest I Mist the Sun-
rite," and begins
"Lest i mitt the Earib'S last sua-
I will linger on'tl
and my shade '
, grasMs,
wSWrnV
j' blrohet,
I will wander night and day,.
through the woodland to tlie rlvtrs,
_py the world's most lonely way.1'
The poems and lyrics in "Starry
Berth" are varied In subjeot matter,
delicate, deft and colorful ln ttyle,
and written with the true poetic
touch. In most of the selections there
Is something fresh ln the way the
old themes of love and nature and
beauty are treated. The book Is an
important addition to Canadian literature.
>unt tbt
be still,
swaying
Petre: (startled) What did they want!
It's a tine mess. Where did that
nincumpoop Dimitri fly off to? He
sayti, 'I'm going to sleep', and goes
in there. I think he's snoring,
When they aHk, 'Where 1. ho?1 I
say, in there', and when I look
he's gone! Achc_.cn!
Maria: Well?
Petre: Where did he go?
Maria: How should I know where he
went? Can't he do as he pleases?
Petre: (threateningly) Get out! Oo to
the deuce!
(Maria shrug* her shoulders ond got*
out.)
Pttrt: (despairingly) Ood sate me!
Its finished. They'll find him! I'll
show them. (He walk* to and fro,
hesitaten, then, with a hopeless gesture, takes the fiddle off the wall. Be
sit* down with back turned and plays.
It i* a wild, lamenting phantasie-. an
emotional gypsy tune, rambling, incoherent, uncouth. Finally it i* finished. Be lay* the fiddle 'on the table,
and walk* slowly, with head bent, to
the next room. At the door he hesitates, and takes from hi* pocket a
little sharp-pointed knife. Then he
enter* resolutely and carefully close*
the door behind him.)
Finis —V.B. t S.
WI#l^by Legends
(Continued from Page 1)
for the devil, all brimstone and sulphur and flame, with hoofs, tall and horni*   ^
who appears In his Infernal majesty to carry off blasphemers, and witches,
and other wioked persons, or who in the guise of an innocent damsel or
weary traveller strives to ensnare the souls of the godly and righteous.
I twnk It is sate to lay that nearly all the best legends are about n
and abbots, friars and hermits, ahd particularly saints--*lolobde of tho ohti
of Rome In the days before the Reformation, or ot the Holy Uud, and e
01 Bt Medard's African desert. Apart from church legend, Barham drew
material from folk-lore and superstition end tradition, ohlefly that ef _
native county of Kent. Ho always maintained that he lad no originality nor
imagination, and oould never invent a story for himself; that all he did
woo to retell things that were already well-known. This ls certainly trul to
some extent, but the original from which he workod wig, as often no net, a
mere suggestion, and even It he flndt his legend completely reedy made,
oonsldsr how he retells itl
No other Bnglish writer, except perhaps Thomas Hood, has produood ed
groat a body of acceptable humorous terse as Barham. Bat the quantity Is
ot secondary contlderation to tho quality, ond "Barham owes hli honorable
rank among Bugiish humorists to his having done one thins supremely well'1
Richard Harris Barham, author ot "The Ingoldsby Legends," Wol bora la
1711, The Barhaias were oa old house, end tho family heroes were uaftdttof   a
Inspiration to Richard's pen—tor all that he changed tholr name to Ingoldsby,
At nine years of age he woe sent to St. Paul's icbool In London where he.
made good progrttt. At fourteen his arm Was crippled in a coach acoldent,
«»d this flrst turned hie thoughts toward literary work. His early efforts
ere encouraged. Having mode many lifelong friendships and been oaptaltt
of the Bohool lor two years, he went to Oxford.
At Oxford Richard Indulged his passion for antiquarian research, porins
over countless block-lettered manuscripts, records, histories, and geneoloirloj-i
tableo. He woo studying tor law, but suddenly deolded to enter the ehuflav
took hie degree, and in 1818 was ordained.
His first two curacies were in rural Kent. Few other districts la
were richer in tho legend, tradition and superstition whioh ho f
married, hod seteral children, became a contributor to magastuci,
"The London Chronicle" until it went out Of exlstenoe, and was
tho oomblnod London parishes of St Mary Magdelene and fit.
St Pant's. Very popular, ho became a groat dlne>-out and man of _
and made some notable friends, Scott among them. At heme he lived
and happily with his family and his cats. Always he wai writing tor
publication or circulation among his friends.
The popularity ot the ingoldsby Legends, published ln throe series between 1840 aad Iiii. during whioh period Barham died, was trom the flrst
almost unprecedented. Edition followed edition. Tho book woe Illustrated by
Leech and Oruikshank, who did some of their best work tor it,
—B.F. (From a Letters Olub Paper).. a-
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Columbine Sleeps
Columbine sleeps in a tiny hotel-room . . .
smothered in dews,
in a dark garden, two little gold buds bloom,--
Columbine's shoes.
Columbine sleeps in a darkened hotel-room . . .
gay is flung down,
like a great blossom of sunset und fire-bloom,
Columbine's gown.
Columbine sleep.* in some little hotel-room . . .
as a b'.td keeps
dark in its sheath till the time of the spring-bloom,
Columbine sleeps,
—F.M.L.
A T five o'olook on the morning ofAuguet 11, 1»W, Jerry CardeU, aUA|
il Johnny MoConnell, alias "The Kins," was to be hangod by the SS
** tin*' he was dead. " ^^
Tnat night fourteen months before when he had oalled at tho home
Bgrney Mills, the most estate rum-runner in Jerry's outfit—perhaps oh i
river—he had deliberated only one murder,
"Barney." he had sold, calmly blinking op from the wooden steps at the
thlrt-sleeved, fresh-faced giant who Opened thi door, «?* going to>Ht jrtJL
No man can quit me oold and know as mdeh as you know—andliyel"     * a$
Barney's wife was listening behind the door. Realising that tragedy was
itaiklng unmasked Into her Hfo she had flung herself between tar man ill
loved and the gun Jutt as it barked. The bullet killed them both.
The orlme bad a witness. From his cot on the porch Where la
paralysed with fright, the Mills' six-year old eon saw the Ida blase that
him instantly an orphan. * ■ .w
He knew Jerry,—had seen him often at tho house before hie i
stopped going out so late at night Always, after his father hid gone oo
"funny" errands he knew his mother stayed awake a lent. Imii time
softly. 8oraetlmes hewould wake up In th* middle of the .nlght^'
bent over hl»t0ot Whoh. ho asked what wai the matter, she c
breath.out of him and told him that he most jrrqw up to be a good,;
It took more than a year to round up Jerry, a lohi, tadtoua,
throe continents. And this time there could be no '•fixing" the
Public opinion and the press had hounded the police Into ceptttrta
now that he was caught, wanted hts blood. He'd gone out of boUtt
killed the woman.
And now he had little less than two hours to live. In the gloom of
death cell Jerry smiled grimly. It would soon bo time to go .... .
At four o'clock they changed the guards outeide his cell; The death
watch waa followed by a priest. Jerry had put up auch a determined resistance to a priest's communion during the last night that be succeeded in
remaining alone. But he let it be known that one would be welcome an hour
beforo he died. Here he watt.
Jerry, near the door, watched with veiled eyes tlie heavily robed and
bearded figure standing between the guards swing Into action, From beneath
the flowing cloak a short black thing, heavily tipped and sinuous, leaped
upward. Without a pause it thudded viciously just above the ear of the guard
on the right. Before he could crumple soundlessly to the floor, the jimmy
had described a swift arc and crashed upon the nape of the other guard's
neck.
"Good work, Raldy." Jerry breathed.
Together they lifted the limp forms into the cell, removed their uniforms
and put them on themselves. They encountered no difficulty In gaining the
open air and freedom—that is, hardly any. it's true the warden in charge
looked up from his desk enquiringly when they trod confidently into hie
office. More, he eten started to demand who in so-and-eo they were. He
fumbled tor hie gun, but before he eter touched It Jerry had knocked htm
unconscious.
From the hooks around the walla the two selected an overcoat eaoh and
a hat. They unlocked the doors and went outside.'Crotelng the prison yard
to the only gate, tbelr voices raised ln hearty converse, they were challenged
by the gate-keeper. Stepping close, still talking, Jerry* swung the Jimmy once
more. s
A minute later they were picked up by a powerful automobile.
Once in the city the car made directly tor Jerry's old haunts. There, he
was contlnoed, lay the most logical hiding place.
The automobile drew up to the ourb. Jerry, alighting, glanced Interestedly
up tbe street.
Suddenly, from around the corner nearby, a big car careened and skidded.
Instinctitely Jerry drew back. Tbe police? No, he muttered, just some damn
fool getting home from a boose party. Then hie blood Arose.
Not five paces from him and directly In the path of the speeding automobile a ragged, filthy little urchin was dashing madly across the street,
Baldy, evidently, had just signalled for a paper.
Something snapped ln Jerry's brain. Without thinking—there was no
time for thinking-he lunged at the child, like a footballer picking up a
loose ball.
With the squeal of brakes and a frightened moan from the driver, there
came the sickening, padded thud ot Jerry's body,
♦ ♦ •
The policeman waa taking notes.
"Sure," said the emaciated little street waif, "I know that fella. He'e
the guy what sh . . .
He looked down at the broken, shape Una thing before him. Though ho
couldn't have put into words Just why he stopped, he knew that anything
he said wouldn't matter anyway.
"Sure," he began again, "he's the guy what shoved me out of the way."
Jerry opened his eyes and scanned the ring of faces above bim. He
looked Into the wide eyes of the urchin. Recognition filled his own.
Then an Illuminated disk on a tall building caught the fancy of those gigging eyes. He stared at it stupidly for a long moment. Suddenly his lips
twitched.
It was almost five o'clock.
—R.A.J. February 21,1930.
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INTtr-.-0L.AS8 OOMPITITION
lnter-class
Competition
is now booming
in the University.
We have
Basketball,
Soccer,
Road-racing,
Relay-racing,
Swimming,
Debating,
And olass parties.
id yet
There are lines
Of college endeavor
Which are still
To be made
io subject
Of contest.
Strenuous competition
Could be arranged
Between teams
Of coins-tossing and penny-pitching experts.
An    lnter-class    lecture-skipping
tourney
Woutd attract
Talent from all years.
Table-hogging In the Caf
Has been developed
To a high degree ot perfection
And could protlde
Thrilling struggles,
Though this
Should be an Inter-sorority
Rather than lnter-olass
competition.
A "passing the buck" league
Could be Inaugurated
Between class executives,
The Students' Counoil
Being debarred
As seml-professlonals.
The fields of contest
Are endless.
Stack-sleeping,
Library-talking,
Gate-crashing,
Even chess.
But what
We should
Like to propose
Is an lnter-class Muck-wrltlng
competition
Por that
Would save us
An eternity
Of thankless work.
GARDEN of EDEN? No, the SHAH.
Redshirts Squelch
Frosh Footballers
The lnter-class soccer series got
away to a good start on Wednesday
afternoon when "Science '33 United"
fumbled its way to a 4-2 victory over
the ten-man aggregation fleldod by the
Frosh. The game provided plenty of
amusement for a small crowd of onlookers who evinced their Interest ln
the proceeding by frequent 'sky-rockets' for laudable plays, and _uch
wholesome advice as "kick him In the
shins," "trip htm," etc.
Nicholson opened the scoring after
fifteen minutes play when he gathered
a centre from Curry to beat the aes-
thets' custodian with a low shot and
put the Engineers one up. About this
time the Arts team was augmented
(in weight at least) by the arrival in
an anolent car, of Perdue who proceeded to lend his self-confidence to
the back division, allowing White to
join the attacking line. Realizing that
the 'Red Shirts' required practice in
kicking corners the Frosh obliged
with tie odd half-dozen, two of which
McConnoly succeeded in placing ln
front of the bar. These however, were
cleared through the efforts ot Smith
and 8toble whose yeoman service tor
Arts prevented further adverse score
In the first half,
A determined offensive by Science
marked the opening of the second
period, a shot from McConnolly
struck the bar, the ball rebounding
into play only to be swung across
the field to Curry who placed It between the posts for the Engineer's
second tally. From tho ensuing kick-
off Verdlel took the ball up to wing
on an Individual effort and centered
to Praesoloskl who beat Vandervoort
with a hot shot. Next Verdlel ettayed
a long shot which failed to arouse
much Interest in the Red Shirts' custodian until tt trickled between his
legs and over the line. A brilliant Individual run by Curry resulted in the
Bngineert taking the lead once more.
Perdue went in goal and anxious to
add custodian's laurels to his brow,
the genial heavyweight rushed out to
the first ball to punch lt clear. Smith,
who was about to head the sphere, be-
Valentine Contest
Won By Phil Gelin
Phil CJelln
Submitting the most acceptable and
only entry for the great Muck-a-muck
Page Valentine Coloring Competition,
inaugurated in the "Ubyssey" last
week In connection with the special
Muck-a-muck Valentine, for the pur*
pose of promoting, encouraging and
cherishing aesthetic and artistic endeavor Within the precincts ot this
institution detoted to the propagation
ot higher education, Phil Oelin, So.
'33%, wins the endorsed complimentary copy of the 1928-89 Handbook
presented by the Feature staff.
Amid the cheers of thousands ot
admirers, Mr. Oelin was presented
wltb the coteted first prise by the
Feature Editor who in a tew well-
chosen phrases expressed the commendation of the Muck-a-muck Staff.
"My boy, we're proud of vou," exclaimed the President ot the Art Club
to the newly-crowned Michael Angelo.
Questioned as to his future, Mr.
Oelin stated that he intended to found
a new school of art, called Etaolsm,
The subjects and methods of the
school would stand in relation to ordinary art as Muck-a-muck stands to
everyday literature.
The School of Seven Is already
effete and antiquated," quoth Mr. Oelin. "My new school Neo-lnflnltlsm or
Etaolsm wtll be the most advanced
ln the world. Classes will be held ln
the Lower Common Room on Saturday afternoons."
What People
Are Saying
Dr. Spencer: We all like chickens  Now, boys, I didn't
mean that.
Dr. Don Watson: We'll represent this dlagrammatlcally.
Dr. Walker: A skilful representation of terrific profanity and
general blueness of atmosphere—that's what I call light
humor!
Esme Thompson: Just say "Es-
mi- Thompson" and you can
get anything.
Mac McCooky: None of the best
people do tnat.
Russ Munn:—I never aay
"darn."
May Chrlttlton:—What can I
say to be intelligent?
Prof. Delavault:—Oeorge McManus is the Mollere of to-day.
Nick Muatalltm:—I wonder If
Babs and Sonny miss me?
"Canny Mac" McOregor:—-Im-
pecunlous!    That's a foul He!  I
Phyllis Freeman:—My Ood, I
ran his life ragged I
Johnnie Coleman:—How would
you like to be a queen, eh, kid?
Prof. Q. Robinson:—Alma Mater, does she expect you to
smoke ln the halls?
Prof. W. 0. Blsok:—The War
of 1812 didn't disturb anything,
because there wasn't much to
disturb.
Oordon Root:—Hey, Scoop!
Tommy Berto:—Moat things
ln W.P.A.8. are pure  tripe.
came alarmed at the prospect of contact with the goalie's flat and Jerked
his head back too soon with the res-
ult that the leather glanced between
the posts for the final score of the
game. Smith redeemed hit reputation
a tew minutes later when he stopped
Muirhead from scoring an almost certain goal and the final whistle blew
with the score at 4-2 for Science.
A notable feature of the encounter
was that every shot on the goal resulted In a score. Presumably to avoid
a Mutt and Jeff situation arising on
the field, Science placed Its tallest
man between the sticks while the
Frosh selected their most diminutive
representative to guard the fort and
The Vanishing
A.M.S. Meeting
Another time honored institution of
thla University has been allowed to
languish and fade and to finally disappear altogether. I allude to the
Alma Mater meetings which were for*
merly held In this University.
In those anolent days great quan*
titles of cherublofaoed students assembled to bask In the dignity and
smiles ot a Benevolent Council. And
the orators of those days were mighty
men. Even when there was nothing
to talk about, these doughty upholders of liberty, truth, Justice, policies! freedom, morality and even the
honor tyttem, wouiu arise and saw
the air right luttlly with arms and
tongue.
And the great sombre-looking curtains that hang at the baok of the
ttage rippled and trembled in the
breeie (for warm air always rises).
Then at other times something of Importance would arise for discussion.
On such occasions the speakers would
strike their most rhetorical attitudes
and words would flow from them without Interruption except for the stamping of feet and the maudlin hoots of
Sclencemen,
Great men arose and stood on their
hind legs to champion the cause or
to hurl lt headlong downward into
oblivion. There was that dougfhty
warrior Whitely, who fought right nobly for tho cause of peace at any
price and demagogical democracy.
There was that other orator, the
mighty Pauldenia Murphy, whose voice
was as the voice of two men.
But alas those happy days are gone!
The great Council of Nine no longer
smiles down in a happy manner upon
the upturned faces of a Trusting Multitude. Now all this is changed, for
the word of the Mighty MunnsOllnl Is
law and he rules with iron hand and
wooden head. And tho Elected Ones
who agree to assist the Mighty One
In his weighty cogitations: they who
had platforms with planks to numerous as to form a lumber-yard, what
do thoy think of the passing of the
Alma Mater meeting?
Two well-known Councillors were
approached in an attempt to determine If possible their feelings ln the
matter. The first one raised aloft bis
hand and eyes ln holy horror to think
that anyone would question the Policy
of the Oreat Council of Nine. The
second one was more encouraging,
however. He bad, it seems, purchased a gown for the price of six dollars
and forty-five cents. Now he was in
danger ot graduating without ever
being able to wear the worthy article
of clothing. He longed for a meeting so that he would have a chance
to wear it.
However, pressing problems do not
pass unnoticed. The Debates Union
now discusses these weighty matters
before great multitudes of people who
no longer have to listen to the bellow-
Ings and mouthlngs of the Great Council. And the Debates Manager gloats
and gloats, for his frenzied orators
wax rich iu fame and prestige while
the glory of the Great Council of Nine
fades and die. away.
GARDEN of EDEN? No, the 8HAH.
Oculist (pointing to test chart showing letters of various sites)—"P X Z
Y Q 0 N R Z S C I Y. Can you read
that?"
Semple—"Sure, but I can't pronounce It I'm not a Bolshevik." —
Ex.
• •    •
Barbara — Would you like to see
where I waa vaccinated?
Ken. (ill enthused)—dure I
Barbara  (pointing to a house)  ~
Right ln there.—Ex.
• •    •
Esme—"Do you believe that kissing
ia unhealthy?"
Howie—"I couldn't say—I've never	
Esme—"Never been kissed?"
Howie—"I've never been tick." —
Bx.
GARDEN of EDEN? No, the SHAH.
tho result was that the latter player
was too short to reach the bar while
the former was too long to reach the
ground.
McOregor handled the whistle In
masterly fashion, holding firmly to
his decisions despite the protosti of
certain would-be Engineers who displayed their lack of culture by attempting to dispute tho official's authority.
The Teams: Science '88—Vandervoort, Mitchell, Moore, Cherrlngton,
MacBrlde, West, Pike, McConnolly,
Nicholson, Muirhead, Curry.
Arta *33—Pollard, Smith. Perdue,
White, Stoble, Verdlel, Wild, Hilt*,
Praesoloskl.
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Fubuary 21,19307
There has eobte to our august ears
rumors if S Sid state of affairs existing In the Inier-olltl athletlel Snd
the audibility of oomp.tltort. In the
reeiht Oress-Oeuntry Root whioh was
ostensibly wofi by AM* 'l| one of tht
funnsrs wearing the sophomore's colore wig registered Ih Arte '33. As
lOok vvould heve It thlt fan's point
vOOrl tht event for Aria »M. Naturally
thi oless of Selenee '12 who finished
half e point behind le rather upset
Over the matter. Now we hear the astounding newe that the culprit Intende
to run for the Freeh Ih the approach*
Ing Arte 'SO reley.
Tt Is hleh time (hot either tke Treek
Olub er the M.A.A. took eome aotlon.
Thle runner, probably uneoneeleuely,
010 the Seleneemen o greve Injustice
one they hive o perfectly oood howl
eemlne. We ere not condemning tht
luekleee osuss ef the controversy but
ws ere condemning the athletic heads
fer the laxnees whioh has allowed
suoh e thing to oeeur. Selenee '32 won
thst raoe and sheuld most certainly
rsoelve publlo recognition ee well es
ths full points towards the Govern-
er'e Oup fer whieh they ere etruggllng
Oo vigorously, We praise the, members
Of too Selenee elass fer coming to the
fore with the Information, as not only
dost the latter pave ths way for the
elaes te reotlve due reword but It
alto eliminates the possibility of future muddling,
Unable to break the jinx against
them, Varsity "C" Bedmlnteers went
<|6wn to a 16-1 defeat from B. ,C. Reg*
latent at the Gym. Monday night. The
*'0" players have lost continuously fer
the last month, since several of their
best smiters were taken over by the
••8" team.
The finals of the lnter-class tournament played off on Monday gate the
women's singles to Irene Ramage and
the doubles to Sheila Tlsdall and Irene
Ramage.
T. C. Holmes, captain of the "B"
team, has announced that the Varsity
tournament will begin on Monday,
Feb. 24th, and asks that all entries
be careful to play off games on scheduled days.
Both "C" and "B" teams are play
ink oa Saturday. The "B" players
take on the B. C. Regiment at the
trill Hall, while the "C" division will
tackle the Shaughnessy Hospital team
at the hospital.
Womwi Brass Hockeyists
Strang In Civil War
U.B.C. downed the revived Varsity
women's grass hockey team 1-0 after
a hard struggle Wednesday afternoon
at Strathoona Park. Playing on muddy
grounds which handicapped the hardhitting halfbacks, tho gamo started
off with Muriel Harvie, U.B.C. wing
forward, making attempts to score
against Varsity in the first few minutes. Margaret Stoble. the defending
fullback, cleared tlio ball easily every
time. Jean Cameron at cor.-'er half
took the ball up and panned to Mamie
Campbell, start, lnslde-rlght, who proceeded to worry the U.B.C. backs. At
half-time the game was a scoreless
draw and the teams remained deadlocked until nearly the end of the
game, when Aubln Burrldge shot a
fast one past the goalie. The final
whistle blew before the hard-working
Varsity girls could score.
The letter's forwards had better
combination but lacked the Individual stars of the U.B.C. Jean Cameron
and Mamie Campbell are especially
deserting of mention for their consistent support of the Varsity team,
while Aubln Burrldge was the pick
of tbe winners.
The line-ups were:
U.B.C—M. McDonald, M. Ross, E.
Teppo, A. Hicks, A. van Vooght, M.
Motcrop, M. Manning, M. McDonald,
A. Burrldge, C. Sellars, M. Harvie.
Varsity—M. Harris, M. Stoble, M.
McKay, R, Mowat, J. Cameron, D.
Thomson, D. Wiley, M. Campbell. I.
Macarihur, M. Finch, O. Watson.
SENIOR SOCCER PUNTERS
TO TUSSLE MOUNTAIN VIEW
The Varsity senior spheroid punters
will meet another stiff hurdle ln their
race for promotion when they raoe l
Mountain View Athletlo at Wolfe
School to-morrow.
The Athletics stand second ln the
league, and of late having been scoring heavily, The Oold and Blue de
fente, however, haa proved Its metal
consistently and should prove equal
to the onslaught.
Varsity will ltn«-_p aa follows:
McOregor; Roberts, Chalmers;
Wright, H., Phillips, Hyndman;
Wright, B., Partridge, Crute, Latta,
and Cooke.
RUGGERS PUN MIXUP
FOR TOMORROW
The Varsity Intermediate "A" Rugby team goes forth to wage war with
Rowing Club at Renfrew Park at two
o'clock Saturday.
The  tie for league leadership renins, accordingly the team feels that
It cannot drop or draw any game, and
so the warriors have been out to prac-
•(< three times this week.   The team
will be weakened   by   the   loss   of
Symons and Wood.
The line-up is Oordon, Henderson,
Cleveland, Cotterell, Bright, Nesbltt,
Munn, Tye, Pllkington, Tobln, Shiels,
Waltes, Orlflln, Davidson, Burnt.
Lamb For Hoopstirs
In Class Contests
With Interest in lnter-class sport
being greatly accentuated by the donation of a basketball trophy, Varsity
athletlo moguls aro rapidly drawing
up a complete program for competition In Boxing, Soccer, Swimming and
Track, besides preparing a schedule
for the hoop fiends.
Under the present plan points will
awarded to the first three teams in
*aoh series, the class piling up the
largest number of counters being
awarded the Governors' Cup. In addition, classes will he given credit for
each team that they enter la the contests; members of senior team., however, are barred so that competition
will be limited to novices.
The Soccer league is already under
,i the boys are out doing the
Charles ion with the plg-skln at all
hours, while the science classes have
been working out (Several splendid
line plays whioh they will use together
with a ci-lss-crosB and a oouple of end-
runs, to retain possession of the valued trophy that they have donated for
the basketball competition.
The Governors' Cup, emblematic of
the lnter-class athletic championship,
was presented to the students by the
Governors of the University, but for
the past two years competition has
fallen off and It. was not until this
spring that any serious effort was
made to use lt.
Varsity Grass Hockeyists
To Play Cricketers
Under the revised schedule, Varsity
and U.B.C. men's grass hockey squads
will play the Cricketers and the Crusaders respectively at Connaught
Park, at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday.
According to Shirley Preston, captain, a good turn-out to the practice
this afternoon Is essential, as the tor-
wards will be given special attention
ln shooting and methods of attack.
The probable line-up will be as follows.
Varsity — Weaver, Lee, Black,
Hughes, Preston, Craster, Ward, Semple, Jackson, and Stevenson.
U.B.C. — Currle, Delop, Stenner,
Ritchie, Jakeway, Venablefl, Black,
Hodges, Dorrell, May, Holmes.
ANGLICAN COLLEGE PROFESSORS
WHITEWASH STUDENT GHESSISTS
A fighting teum of student chess fanatics went down to a 7-1 defeat at. tho
hands of the professors ln the Anglican College student-faculty chess
match Thursday afternoon.
Starring for the faculty was Rev.
W. T. Keeling who mated hla opponents rapidly iu both his games. J,
Hammett, playing top board for the
students, had a miraculous escape
from defeat in his game against H.
R. Trumper, being stalemated when
only his king remained against two
rooks, a knight and six pawns of his
opponent. He had a similar escape in
his game with E. M. Searles.
The final score stood aa under:.
Faculty—H, R. Trumper, 1 1-2; J.
Lee, 2; W. T. Keeling, 2; E. M.
Searles, 1 1-2. Total—7.
Students—J. Hammett, 1; T. V.
Purvlss, 0; 8. Klnley, 0; T. Scott.O.
Total—1 1-2.
ARTS '20 RELAY DOE FEB. 21
(Continued from Page 1)
race, has had Its ranks strengthened
by the Senior Matriculation students as
well as Its old stand-bys, Hammett
ami Ward, who are certain of finishing well up this year and are causing
the   Science    teams   many    restless
Might!!.
The "Aggies" running a represents-
11vr team, are an unknown quantity.
Science '33 and '31 are both strong
teams and are materially benefited by
the usual fighting spirit of the Scienceman.
Students who wait for tho flnl.h of
the race will be entertained by stunts
•ml a lap by lap account of the race.
"Dutch" Grlmmet, the president of
Hie Track Club, has all details well In
hand and promises that this year's
race will  be the best In history.
Yokels Best Clergy
In Basketball Tilt
Hard-cheoking and superior shooting gave the Aggies their victory Of
19-10 over the Theologs in an Inter-
Class Basketball game on Wednesday
noon in the gym. The farmers Bhowed
unusual ability ln passing the ball to
their opponents, but they usually got
lt back In time to prevent a soore.
In the flrst half the Theologs started off with a rush, Paulding scoring
on a basket and a free shot. But,
strengthened by Peden, the Aggies be*
gan to attack, until at half-time they
were leading 8*5.
In the second half the hayseeds
camped under the Theologs' basket,
but poor shooting prevented them
from amassing a huge score. Occasionally the opposing quintette reached
the other end ot the floor with the
ball, but they wero only able to add
five more points to their soore,
Strachan, Pedwu uud Norman were
the pick of the winning Aggie team,
while Pnuldlng wns the most valuable
player for the Theologs. The teams
were as follows:
Aggies: Peden (4), Ferguson (3),
Norman (4), Strachan (8), Preston,
Taylor, Rogers, Currle.—19.
Theologs: Pauldtng (9), Stoble(l),
Fullerton, Boothroyd, Clark, Farquharson.—10.
JUNIOR CANUCK GRIDDERS
PMCTISEOKSUMY OVAL
Any one passing along the University Boulevard at the weird and un*
holy hour of 7:80 any morning this
week could hate seen the Junior
Canadian Rugby gridders wallowing
enthusiastically in the morasses of
the Varsity Oval with their playmates
the Intermediates, The team has
faithfully turned out en masse every
morning and is Improving rapidly. The
practices have been particularly well
attended lately as the next game is
scheduled with the Aces who are
rumored to be good. The Juniors have
plenty of good material to choose
from as the Freshman and Second
Intermediate English Rugby teams
have broken up and most of their
members have turned their attention
to the Canadian Brand. A few alterations may be made in the line-up.
Burgess, who has a nice turn of speed
will probably be changed from front
to back half. Thomson, the centre,
who has suffered from an Injured
shoulder, will recover in time for Saturday's game. The team Is lucky In
not having to go far afield, all ita
games being scheduled for the Varsity Oval.
Ten Years Ago
(From the "Ubyssey" c>f February 19, .1920)
The first "Arts '20 Relay" race
was won by Arts '23 ln 37 min.
30 sec, over a course from
Point Grey to the University
buildings In Fairview; Arts '20
finished second. The winning
team consisted of Rear, Cameron, Walker. Arnotl, Nllaon,
('KHrtidy, Saundev.i nnd Arkley,
*     *     •
The llrst annual Science
Dance was held at Lester Court,
Kinghani, president of the Selene. Undergraduate Society,
being in charge of the arrangements. Patronesses for the
evening were Mrs. L. S. Klinck,
Mrs. R. W. Brock, Mrs. R M.
Turnbull, Mrs. P. H. Elliot, Mrs.
E. G. Matheson.
# •    ♦
By losing 2-1 to the Towers,
the University hockey team
dropped to second place ln the
Intermediate hockey league.
The players were Lambert,
Manuel, Grlmmett, McDIarmld,
Wilson, Grlmmett, Plummer;
substitute, McCutcheon.
• •    .
Arts '20 defeated Arts '21 In
the second of the series of debates for the W.L.S. shield for
inter-class debating. Misses E.
P. H. Smith and K. Plllsbury of
Arts '20 upheld the affirmative
of the resolution, "Resolved,
that, for equal work, women
should receive equal pay with
men." Misses J. Lett and D.
Blakey took the negative for
Arts '21.
* a     a
Dr. K, A, Henry addressed the
University Y.M.C.A. on "Char-
actor."
«      •      SI
Over the name of "Sporana"
was published a letter deploring
the "disreputable condition" of
the men's common-room.
CANADIAN RUGBY CLUB
General meeting of Canadian Rugby Club will be held on Tuesday, Feb.
26, Arts 108, at 12.15.
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