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Issued Twice Weeh^y by the Student*' Publication* Board of The University of British Columbia.
No. 27
Overseas League
Attains Majority
This year marks the twenty-first of
the Overseas Education League. Major F. Ney, vice-president and honorary organizer of the league, recently
explained to The Manitoban where he
got the idea for the overseas tours
he conducts.
"In 1909, on my return from Egypt,
where I had been head master of a
school, I attended the British Association conference here. At one of the
sessions a visiting delegate told how
he had seen an advertisement in a
Canadian paper specifying that "no
Englishman need apply'."
During the discussion that followed,
Major Ney decided Britishers should
get to know each other better, so he
organized the first tour—an official
visit of one hundred and sixty-five
Manitoba teachers to the Old Country,
in 1910.
Eight years ago, student tours were
formed with the purpose of enabling
undergraduates to get to know English universities. Of course, the tour
extends beyond schools and this year
will include a trip through parts of
Germany, as well as France, England,
where the party will spend about two
weeks in London, ana several other
countries of special interest. Major
Ney estimates the cost of this tour at
Few rules of conduct are necessary,
according to the major who says, "we
are not a tourist agency, but rather a
distinguished body of young Canadians jealous of our good name."
This year Miss Isabel Robson of
Regina College is in charge of the
Western students. They are usually
divided into groups of eight and
allowed to choose their own leaders.
The Right Honorable R. B. Bennett
has just been appointed Honorary
Vice-President, thus placing the
League under the auspices of the Dominion  Government.
—The Manitoban.
A full-display exhibition of stamps
and coins will be held on February
13 and 17 in the Geological Museum
(Room 116) Applied Science Building.
The University has recently acquired a collection of electrotype replicas of Greek and Roman coins, the
originals of which are at the British
These coins cover all periods up to
the early years of the Christian era
and are from every part of the ancient
world. They include coins of Cuno-
belinus (Shakespeare's Cymbeline),
Jugurtha the Numidian, Croeses of
Lydia, and Darius the Persian as well
as a fairly representative group of
coinages of Greek City States and the
Roman Republic.
A valuable addition to the University Collection of the Postage Stamps
of Canada and the Early British
North American Colonies was made
recently by Dr. J. A. Pearse of the
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory,
Victoria. The gift consists of stamps
of earlier issues; most of these are
in complete sets, and all are mint
copies. In addition to this a full set
of the stamps of the 1930 issue has
been secured.
"Pub" Nails Colors
To The Mast
At a meeting of the Publications Board held on Monday, the
members voiced their unanimous approval of the recent
editorial "The Case Against
Limitation," and formally voted
their full support to the Editor-
in-Chief. The editorial in question is reported to have aroused
resentment in government
circles at Victoria.
Soph Drink Sale
Oasts Supper
At Party
Whirling to the strains of Billy
Reeves' orchestra, Sophomores and
numerous members of other years
enjoyed witfi great gusto the Arts
'33 Class Party, held at Lester Court,
Friday, February 6.
The programs were decorated appropriately with the picture of a
stadium, reminding students of the
good cause. To help the fund the
refreshments were sacrificed, and the
guests forced to exist on "pop." Having danced hard all evening many
wished the fun to go on, and proceeded
at twelve o'clock to the Stadium dance
for further amusement.
Patrons and patronesses for the
event were Dean Bollert, Dr. Harris,
Dr. and Mrs. Buchanan and Dr. and
Mrs. Carrothers. The class executive
composed of Ronald Howard, Mary
Matheson, Jean MacNaughton, Don
Davidson, Jack White, Andree Harper,
Millicent Spain and Isabell McArthur,
was in charge of the arrangements.
Total Of $7,696
Reached By Fund
Totals credited to classes to date:
Arts and Science:
1st Year $1,011.30
2nd Year     702.60
3rd Year     585.05
4th Year     770.70
Applied Science:
2nd Year  275.00
3rd Year  484.80
4th Year  215.40
5th Year  279.90
Agriculture     117.30
Nursing 46.90
Graduates  110.15
Social Science  64.00
Total $4,660.69
Campus Subscriptions $3,103.85
Vancouver Subscriptions  980.60
Campus Organizations  651.57
Alumni   26.00
Miscellaneous  98.65
Anglican College   227.70
Nurses     100.00
Teachers' Training   65.20
Non-subscription raised by
Classes  751.17
Senior Classes    400.37
Students' Council   100.00
Provincial  Campaign   40.00
I. O. U. and Post-dated
Checks     600.00
Women's Undergrad   200.00
Stadium  Dance  350.00
Grand Total $7,696.01
Vancouver Subscriptions not
previously  acknowledged:
Mrs. Munro  $5.00
G. C. Hewer   10.00
Stanley  Potts    2.00
J. L. Anscombe   2.50
Leader Beauty Parlour   1.00
A 1 Repair Shop  5.00
Thos. Foster Ltd.  25.00
Dr. R. B. Boucher  10.00
Dr. McDiarmid   5.00
Dr. A. Y. McMair  6.00
Dr. Mustad  1.00
Dr. Thomas  2.00
Dr. Oliver Leslie   5.00
W. T. McArthur & Co. Ltd.  5.00
Craig, Ladner, Carmichael,
Tysoe & Downs  5.00
B. C. Rugby Union  100.00
Bank of Nova Scotia, Vancouver Branch     6.00
B. C. Telephone Co. Ltd.  60.00
0. B. Allan Ltd.  10.00
Dr. I. Glen Campbell  10.00
J. Tyle (University employee) 5.00
Rotary Adding Machine Co..... 10.00
(Little Miss) Jean Fisher
.   through C.J.O.R.—Varsity
Val 50
Alumni not previously acknowledged:
M. Agnew     $5.00
D. E. G. Pye  5.00
1. Acon'.ey  _  5.00
G. E. Elson  _... 1.00
P. Gignae  5.00
It is announced that the Vancouver
Hotel has given its Crystal Ballroom
free of charge to the Kenneth Ross
recital, which will be held on Monday,
(Continued on Page 3)
Students Voice Opinions
On Government Attitude
THE trend of opinion favors the policy of the "Ubyssey,"
according to interviews given by various prominent students, in view of alleged governmental resentment.
"The best way for a University to get ahead is to expand;
any attempt at limitation is apt to be harmful," said Alan Campbell, President of the M. U. S. He went on to say that he considered the reported attitude of the government very far-fetched
and contrary to traditions of freedom of speech.
Ken Beckett declared that he did not consider that any attack had been made upon the government, and that surely the
students had a right to express their opinions.
The President of Men's Athletics thinks that any student who passes his Matriculation has a right to come to Univeri-
ty; if his scholastic standing proves not high enough he may be requested to withdraw.
"I am right behind the Editor," he said, "and the sooner
students express themselves, the better."
Eric Kelly—member of Education '31 declared: "I am against
limitation most emphatically, especially on the basis of scholastic
Fred Grimmett, Junior Member, considers that University
students are entitled to give their opinions, and that the government is unwise to imagine that any attack has been made.
"I think it is wrong to attempt limitation now withe ut reorganizing the whole system from the bottom," he went on to say.
Bob McLarty, President A. M. U., is of the opinion that the
government is mistaken in thinking that students should not discuss politics. "I do not see how limitation can be of any benefit. And besides, education is not the place to economize," he
Godfrey Langford, President of Ag. M. U., declares "I think
the "Ubyssey" has every right to express opinions on University
Many other students have volunteered opinions in support
of the "Ubyssey's" editorial on the proposed limitation of enrolment, and have declared that the student newspaper should express itself on matters affecting the University.
Collegiate Garb
Decreed For
Co-ed Ball
Varsity Co-eds will again do the
honors at the special function of the
Spring term on March 6, the Co-ed
when they will act as hostesses to the
men. Everything will be arranged
by the women, even the filling of programs, the escorting to the scene of
frivolity and the financing. Patronesses for the John Held Jr. will be
Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Mrs. Klinck,
Dean Bollert, Mrs. Clement, Mrs.
Brock  ,and  Mrs. Buchanan.
Sweaters and skirts and berets,
cords or plus-fours and sweaters, in
other words anything collegiate will
be accepted. Lafe Cassidy's orchestra
will be in attendance. Dances will be
enumerated in novelty programs. The
great sacrifice that is slated to be
made for the Stadium on this occasion is the renunciation of supper.
Tickets may be obtained from members of the executive composed of
Jean Cameron, Dorothy Myers, Cecilia Long, Betty Moore, Thelma
Mahon, Dorothy McKenzie, Mary
Matheson, Nancy Carter, Jean Telford
for $2.00 a couple.
Local Musicians
To Aid Drive
By Recital
Entertainment of high musical
value will be given at the recital,
under the directorship of Kenneth
Ross, in the Oak Room of the Hotel
Vancouver, Monday, February 6. Mr.
Ross is presenting teachers from his
associated studios, assisted by Marion
Copp, contralto, who will sing a group
of English folk songs, and Sidney
Adamson, baritone. Patronesses for
the affair will be Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Mrs. F. H. Soward, Mrs.
L. S. Klinck and Mrs. F. G. C. Wood.
The program contains numbers
from such well-known composers as
Chopin, Bach, Paderewski, Kreisler,
Rachmaninoff, Rubenstein and Liszt.
Among those taking part will be
Isabel Montgomery, A.T.C.M., Clifford Laidler, A.T.C.M., Beulah
Schuldt, A.T.C.M., Thelma Grace
Sanford, A.T.C.M., Mabel Winter-
bottom, A.T.C.M., Ernest Greene,
Keith Kimball, Sara Eugenie Davidson, Helen Burton, Elfie lussa, Mrs.
John  Burton and Noble Kendall.
The concert will begin at 8.20
o'clock, and the tickets are 60 cents
each. The proceeds are to be added
to the Stadium Fund.
Stadium Committee Makes Appeal
For Attendance At Student Meeting
The Stadium Committe makes a special appeal to the
students to attend the Alma Mater Meeting called for Tuesday noon. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the recommendation of the committee to the Students' Council that
the caution money of every member of the Alma Mater
Society be voted over to the Stadium Fund. The Committee
wish to point out that if this recommendation is adopted
by the Society, there is every assurance that U. B. C. will
have permarent track and field facilities for the coming
year. The down-town campaigning is being continued to
secure funds to provide bleachers, etc. SUPPORT YOUR
Stadium  Dance
Gives Boost
To Fund
B.T.U's. from a gathering of collegians and would-be collegians sent
the stadium thermometer up a few
degrees at a dance in the Auditorium,
Friday evening.
Early in the night, tickets were sold
for the raffle of a lamp, which was
later won by Jack Larsen.
Beryl Rogers, Arts '34, star of
Hi Jinx and Frosh pep meetings,
went through the mazes of a ter-
psichorean confection inspired by a
Lilas Moore and Frank Dumares-
que gave an exhibition of their "International Tango" as opening intermission number. "St. Louis Blues,"
rendered by a Commodore Cabaret
duo, attracted much attention.
George Holland, campus accordion
artist, contributed von Suppers "Light
Cavalry Overture." Further variety
included a dancing number by a troupe
from the Commodore Cabaret.
Dress was as varied as the program, sports clothes predominating
until an influx from the Arts '33
class party lent a more formal tone
to the ensemble. Visitors from Victoria attended en masse.
Cacophony in redolent blasts was
dispensed by Sonny Richardson and
his Kampus Kings.
Research Council
Announces Awards
The Registrar announces that the
National Research Council's scholarships must be applied for not later
than March 15.
The following is the list of awards:
bursaries valued at $750 open to all
applicants who have graduated with
high distinction in scientific study;
studentships valued at $1,000 open
to those applicants who have already
clone some original graduate research
in science; and fellowships valued at
$1,200 open to applicants who have
given distinct evidence of capacity to
conduct independent research in science.
Foreign Travelling Fellowships ai'e
open to applicants who hold the degree
of Ph. D. and who have already prosecuted research with success and distinction, and have made and published
some definite valuable contribution
to science. These are tenable outside
Canada and are valued at $1,600.
The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship
is tenable in Great Britain and open
to an applicant who has given distinct
evidence of a high capacity for independent research in the science of
chemistry. It is valued at $1,750
and the winner is eligible for reappointment for a second year. The last
award was made in March 1929.
Application blanks and circulars
containing full information may be
obtained at the Registrar's Office.
The application should be mailed direct to the National Research Council,
Forfeit of Fees
Asked by Sages
At a special meeting of Students'
Council it was moved and seconded
"That on the recommendation of the
Stadium Committee the Students'
Council submit the following proposal
to the members of the A. M. S.
(a) That all caution money be
turned over to the Stadium Fund.
(b) That such members of the A.
M. S. who feel themselves unable to
forfeit their caution money may haye
an opportunity to gain exemption between February 10 and 17 in the Students' Council office between the hours
of 12 to 1 p.m.
This recommendation will be brought
before the A.M.S. Meeting at 12.15
Noon Hour Talk
The next noon hour talk on "Choosing a Profession" will be given by
Professor F. W. Vernon, at 12.25 today in App. Sc. 102. The subject
will be "The Life and Work of The
Mechanical Engineer."
Comedy Aspirants
Seek Main Roles
The final tryouts for parts in the
Players' Club spring production, "The
Young Idea," were run off at a late
hour on Monday, and results will be
announced through the Players' Club
notice-board and the next issue of the
The plot of the play is concerned
with the efforts of a bright and precocious pair of youngsters. to reconcile their divorced parents. Finalists
for the part of Gerda, the girl, are
Betty Wilson and Marjorie Ellis,
while Alf Evans and Jack Sargent
contest that of the boy. Bill Cameron
is, as yet, the only entry for the part
of the father, who has divorced Jennifer (Dot McKechnie, Alice Morrow,
and Dorothy Colledge) and is now
married to Cicily (Nancy Symes and
Mary Darnborough). Cicily, an attractive and rather senseless lady, is
carrying on an affair with Roddy
(Chris Taylor and Don McTavish).
Gerda and Sholds manage to get their
father back to Jennifer, only to And
her engaged to an American business
man (Jack Ruttan and Archie Dick).
They frighten him off with comically
terrifying stories about their parents,
and all ends happily.
Another humorous element is introduced by Priscilla (Ann Ferguson), Eustace (C. H. Fiell and R. T.
Knight) and Claud (St. John
Madeley), who are "hunting people."
Eleanor Turnbull will be seen in a
minor role.
The play is scheduled for production March 11 to 14, inclusive.
A story of drunken students leaked
out early last week and trickled to
the ears of members of the Discipline
Committee. Properly shocked, the
members of this court started an immediate investigation. Culprits and
witnesses were ferreted out and a
formal charge of breaking by-law
number 19 of the Constitution of the
Alma Mater Society was laid. Solemn
and secret sessions of the Discipline
Committee—rumors of flasks, of campus inebriation—everything portended
a scandal of major porportions.
"A very serious offence," the chairman of the court is said to have observed sententiously.
"A very trivial offence," is the reported come-back of a witness.
On Thursday a trial was held. Exhibit "A,", on being produced, proved
to be what may be described as a
small glass bottle, perhaps two inches
high, holding possibly two table-
spoonsful. It developed that the
owner, having been unwell, had partly filled it with brandy, and another
person, also being unwell, had also
been allowed to partake of the contents.
Press Kept in the Dark
Such is the story behind the formal
announcement of the Students' Council that it has found "a certain student" guilty of violating by-law 19
of the Constitution of the Alma Mater
Society, and that in view of extenuating circumstances, the student has
been fined only $16.00.
The Council met in special session
on Saturday to consider the case, and
the press was excluded.
"It is not obligatory for any of us
to explain anything to the press,"
pronounced a councillor at the conclusion of proceedings.
Tryouts for Porto Rico Debate
To Be Held Friday Noon
Tryouts for the debate with the
University of Porto Rico will be held
on Friday, February 13, at 12.15
noon. All those wishing to enter
should give their names to Milton
Owen before 9 a.m. Friday. The
speakers will be allowed five minutes
on the subject chosen for the main
debate. The Porto Rico debate is
scheduled for March 6.
Alma Mater Meeting, Auditorium, Today Noon \
February 10,1931
Che Witymy
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiete Preae Association)
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Boosting The Fund
The Alma Mater meeting to-day is called to ask the student
body to vote its caution money to the Stadium Fund. The Bursar
of the University and the Alma Mater Society's solicitor have
declared this step legal, except that exemptions may be made if
necessary. It is estimated that the caution money would amount
to about $5,000. This would ensure the completion of the new
track and playing field, and would bring within the realm of
probability the raising of the Stadium Campaign's objective. The
fund now amounts to over $7,000, and with the addition of the
caution money, a sum of $12,000 would be assured. The cam-
paign is still being waged with energy in Vancouver and the rest
of the province, and the fund should soon reach the total that has
been set.
*       •       *
Conserving Athletic Strength
That no members of the Alma Mater Society be allowed to
play on other than university teams will be the recommendation
made to the Men's Athletic Association by its executive on
Thursday. At first consideration it seems that such a ruling
would be unnecessary interference with the liberty of the individual. There are several points in favor of its adoption, however.
It has been found very difficult to form strong junior teams
in some sports, because many good players are affiliated with
outside aggregations. This situation affects the strength of
senior teams which, it is felt, should contain the best material
available, since the student body pays the expenses of Western
Inter-collegiate and other competition. The University of Alberta has found it necessary to make the ruling that is being
proposed here, it is understood.
At the University of British Columbia a system of eligibility
rules is being tried, but some students who have been debarred
from taking part in university sports, on account of poor academic standing, have joined outside teams. If the rules are to
be of any value, some means of checking this evasion must be
found. The proposal of the Men's Athletic executive would accomplish this purpose.
•    *    *
A Mere Suggestion
The least habitable common room in the University belongs
to the men of the Faculty of Arts. Two years ago they boasted
two common rooms, but one was made into professors' offices.
Last fall a scientific expedition visited the remaining den and
dissected the table. Since then the hundreds of Artsmen have
simply managed without a table. A small room and a few chairs
in various stages of dilapidation—is this sufficient common room
accommodation for the Faculty of Arts? We think not, and
possibly most Artsmen, if they pause to consider the matter
from this point of view, will agree.
It is thanks to the characteristically disorganized state of
the Faculty of Arts that the present condition of the room in
question prevails. It may be suggested, however, that there
exists an executive which, judging by its title, should have some
supervision over the affairs of Artsmen in general—namely, the
Arts Men's Undergraduate Executive. Furthermore, it is just
possible that it is the duty of this body to do something about
the common room situation.
The "Ubyssey" would like to suggest that the lockers be removed to the basement, that the locker and common rooms be
joined, and that a stairway be constructed to the basement—but
of course that is just an impractical dream. However, we dare to
propose this: that the Arts Men's Undergraduate Executive beg,
borrow or steal a table, or some tables, for the Arts common
room. If a long table, similar to the one destroyed, cannot be
obtained, then some of the small round ones that are stored in
the catacombs might be secured.
S. C. M.
On account of the continued illness
of Col. H. W. Cooper his address on
Prisons scheduled for Tuesday noon
has had to be postponed indefinitely.
The next address under S. C. M.
auspices will be given February 17.
The next meeting of L'Alouette will
be held Tuesday, February 10, at 8
p.m. at the home of Mme. Guinness,
3542 1st Avenue West.
E. I. C.
Major J. C. MacDonald, President
of the Professional Engineers of
B.C., will give an address in App.
Sc. 100, Wednesday noon. His subject will be "Water Power Developments of British Columbia," and will
be illustrated with slides.
LOST: Large black Loose Leaf.
Finder please return to Oscar A.
r^ditor "Ubyssey,"
Dear Sir:
Take note that unless immediate
apology is made by Lars Porsena and
Horatius, we the undersigned, will
institute proceedings for legal action
against those who maliciously degraded our names in your issue of
Friday, February 6.
Never would Lars Porsena or Horatius take refuge when they led an
attack,—not even behind a pen-name.
Such masquerading might apply to
Brutus and Cassius, Beware of the
Shades of the Past!
Then again, we are non-smokers.
Our slanderers would brand our
spirits with cowardice and our names
with nicotine, in addition to portraying us as enemies of the Dean of
Women. On the contrary we are
allies. We commend Mis3 Bollert for
doing her duty to the health and
efficiency of the world, to the rights
of non-smokers, and to the environment of the university.
Warningly yours,
The Ghosts of "The Inquest."
Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
In a recent "Ubyssey" appeared a
review of my talk on Siberia, which
took place at a meeting of the Agriculture Club. The information about
Siberia as given in the review has
very little in common with my ideas
and my conceptions of the same
country. In the following few paragraphs I shall attempt to give a concise description of what I wished to
tell to the audience I addressed.
Siberia is a new, undeveloped
country, which is of great interest
for students of world economics. As
yet Siberia has not been a very important country because of what it
produces or consumes. Even before
the October revolution the total income from Siberian agriculture plus
industry amounted to less than 10 7<
of the total Russian national income.
The average national income of
Siberia was $32.05 per person. Total
population of Siberia comprised about
10'; of the total population of Russia. Many of the Siberian population
belong to nomadic tribes who do not
possess qualities necessary for economic activity. Illiteracy and ignorance are prevalent among the majority of the peoples of Siberia. The
only existing railway across Siberia
was finished at the very end of the
last century. The railway from the
centre of Siberia to Turkestan was
finished only two years ago. Few
railway branches around Barnand and
Rusnatsck are of recent origin. Even
as a land resource Siberia became of
importance to Russia only after 1908,
when the new immigration policy was
contemplated, and when the land resources of the Southern and South-
Eastern parts of European Russia had
become nearly exhausted. At the
best time the cropped area of Siberia
amounted to about 14% of the
cropped area of Russia. Russian
heavy industries had hoped to get
from Siberia 10% of the total cast
iron supplies they needed, but their
hopes were never fulfilled. Only
Siberian gold production was really
important for Russia, as nearly 76%
of the total gold production of Russia
was realized in Siberia. Among
Siberian industries the following are
in order of their relative importance:
milling, distilling, butter-making,
brewing, oil-pressing, leather-making,
tanning of wooled sheepskins, and
soap-making. Badly needed sawmills exist in ridiculously small numbers, Income from fisheries is even
more ridiculously small, as most of
them are controlled by foreign interest. Siberia is not very significant
by its present merits. But by its potential development, by its natural resources, and by its future possibilities Siberia is of extreme importance.
Siberian coal resources are enormous, amounting to 401,038,000,000
tons. Siberian resources of iron ore
amount to 111,000,000 tons; there is
more in the Ural Mountains but without coal near it. Both iron and coal
are in plenty in the centre of the
western half of Siberia. Siberian
forest resources are practically unlimited, especially in the far East.
87% of Siberian population is rural,
and makes its living by agriculture.
I cannot go into details here, but let
me say only that the conception of
Siberia as mostly a wheat-producing
country is wrong. Geography, topography, climate, and soils of Siberia
vary greatly, and the types of agriculture as well. From the total
crop area only 28% was under wheat.
The eastern half of Siberia, the
south-western and southern parts of
the western half are mostly live stock
raising districts.
Siberia must adopt a policy of industrialization. It will make Turkestan produce more cotton, fruits,
grapes and tobacco by growing them
on the lands that are under wheat at
present. Turkestan will export its
produce in exchange for Siberian
grain and manufacture. Siberia will
export its newly produced textiles to
Mongolia, which will pay by its wool.
Imported Mongolian wool will further
develop new industry in Siberia.
Siberia will produce more, but it
will not dump its goods on the existing foreign markets. It will inevitably create new markets external as
well as internal. For the first couple
of decades Siberia will import from
North America machinery, live-stock,
manufacture goods, etc. It will pay
back by gold and by producing the
opportunity for the application of
North American capital, labor, and
ingenuity to the development of the
natural resources Siberia possesses.
All this will happen on one condition
—if Siberia gets credit of about
$5,000,000,000.00. Without credit
Siberia will lag behind and export its
grain by the simple reason that it
will not be able to do anything more
Who is going to provide the credit?
"A Gentile's Outlook on Zionism,"
was the subject of a paper read by
George Turner, Arts '32, at the meeting of the Menorah Society held Sunday evening at the home of Miss
Rosalyn Weston. Mr. Benjamin
Borden, of New York, a visitor at
the meting, spoke on Zionism among
the American Jewish students. Later
he was the guest of a group of students, to whom he spoke about the possibilities of a chalutz movement of
American students.
Editor, the "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
There has lately been a great deal,
of controversy anent campus smoking on the part of the women students. Various individuals have ex-
Eressed various opinions, not all un-
iased, perhaps, but at least honest
opinions to which no exceptions
should be taken.
We consider that the women's case
has been discussed to the point of
satiety, especially by those not directly concerned. We should like to
propose a new point of view.
The women, it was suggested, banned smoking for the sake of their
Alma Mater. The case of the well-
known university Leland Stanford
was cited. May we point out that at
Stanford not only the women, but the
men, voluntarily eschewed Bmoking
on their campus.
A recent campaign showed the desire of the men students to draw
public attention and win public approval for the Stadium movement.
Unlike the women, they failed to "put
it across," and the result has been
more or less of fiasco.
May we suggest, if their energy
has not too much flagged, a new and
equally admirable form of propaganda ?
Why should not the men ban smoking on the campus, and donate at
least a portion of the money thus
worthily saved to the Stadium fund?
If the University will benefit greatly
from total abstinence on the part of
the co-eds, why should it not also receive the staunch aid of the sterner
Of which, (to paraphrase a recent
peroration) we are not, thank Heaven,
Editor-in-Chief of Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
It has been amusing for us to note
with what interest the men have followed our recent discussion on smoking. However, while appreciating
their concern for our welfare, we resent the lack of confidence which they
have shown in feminine judgment,
and their determination to fight our
battles. Surely a question which was
raised by the women and concerns
them alone, should be left entirely to
their own discretion
Three weeks ago the question of
smoking among women on the campus was raised. Each woman was
urged to consider the matter, and both
sides were asked to procure speakers
for a special meeting, which would
take the form of a debate. The
Ubyssey was not used as a medium
for discussion since the question was
felt to be one of concern to the women alone. Several men, however,
felt called upon to impress the women with a sense of duty by this
During the past few weeks Miss
Bollert, our Dean of Women, as Honorary President of the Women's
Undergraduate Society, discussed the
question with a number of individual
students, with a group of sorority
girls and with freshette classes.
These steps were taken in an advisory
capacity, and at no time was any girl
or group of girls coerced into a decision on the matter.
At the special meeting on February
4, the room was crowded with women
who were anxious to have a voice in
deciding the matter of smoking on
the campus. No member of the Faculty was present and everyone was
free to express her own views. Three
speakers from each side was heard
and applauded. "Secret ballot" was
put to a vote and defeated so that the
question was decided by show of
hands. The result was approximately
380 for and 15 against the motion,
"that no smoking among women be
allowed on the Campus or at any
affair sponsored by the University.
Seldom has such good spirit been
displayed at any meeting. No hard
feeling was evident on either side
and the motion was passed enthusiastically. Miss Pound in speaking for
"smoking on the campus," urged that
if the motion was adopted, the girls
should stand behind their decision.
We hope that all the girls who opposed
the motion last Wednesday, will show
the same spirit in co-operating with
the Women's Undergraduate Society,
In closing, I wish to say that the
Women's Undergraduate Society Executive was unanimously behind the
motion, and wish to express their
sincere thanks on behalf of the women
students, to Dean Bollert and those
others who may have helped to defeat "smoking among women on the
Yours sincerely,
Jean Telford,
President, Women's
Undergraduate Society.
Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
We wish to apologize for the offensive nature of the letter in the last
issue. We wrote in the heat of the
moment and were surprised when we
saw how objectionable the letter was
in print.
Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
Evidently the British Columbia
Government intends to carry out its
policy of limiting attendance at U.
B. C. regardless of your editorial:
"The Case Against Limitation," and
the public opinion it represents.
Would not our system of education
be in a deplorable state if the government were allowed to achieve this
policy? Why should education be
limited at all? And if it must be
limited, why should it be limited to
those who need it least?
The people in greatest need of
formal education are those who make
lowest marks in examinations. The
people who do well in their examinations generally have an inborn intelligence capable of obtaining an education for themselves. But our British Columbia Government would lock
the University against those who need
education, and open it to those capable
of foraging for themselves. Thus the
needy would be intellectually starved
while the strong would probably be
pampered to uselessness. Would this
be in best interest of British Columbia? Is it this situation that taxpayers want?
Examinations divert individual
thinking and activity from creative-
ness to imitation. Does British
Columbia want its youth to imitate
world-wide depression, unemployment,
and wars, which have been brought
about by older generations? Surely
tax-payers want creation rather than
Does British Columbia want education for the masses or education for
the classes? Obviously a system
based on scholastic achievement would
degenerate to a system of education
for the classes.   Why?
Because fewer people would be
trained. The price of education would
rise comparatively. The wealthy
could afford to give their children a
more thorough elementary and secondary education. The type of examination question asked would turn the
interest of the poor away from university education.
In this connection, it might greatly
benefit education if the labouring
classes had more say in what should
be taught at the University.
If B. C. must have unemployment
is it better to have educated unemployed, or uneducated unemployed?
Does not education help people to
create jobs for themselves?
Why does the Government want to
limit University education? It is
purely because of financial difficulties?
If so, what saving can be effected by
cutting off students' tuition fees
through limitation, while overhead
expenses remain practically the same ?
Or is there some other reason behind this refusal to foster education
for the masses of British Columbia
In conclusion, Mr. Editor, this letter is not a political campaign. It
merely puts the question: "Do we
want to be known as the 'University
of British Columbia' or as 'The College of the Department of Education'?"
Maurice DesBrisay.
Editor, the "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
We are relieved to read that Horatius and Lars Porsena are "no
females" as we knew they were not
gentlemen. A gentleman would never
attack, in such a rude manner, a lady
who is not in the position to defend
Horatius and Lars Porsena are poor
nom-de-plumes. They were both
brave men who never needed to hide
their identity.
The Editor, "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir:
Lars Porsena and Horatius have
aired their views (uttered with a
view to publication). They say they
are not females, which is quite unnecessary, as no female would be capable of such utter bilge.
The last letter, appearing in Friday's issue, was a type of scurrilous
piffle that is a disgrace to our paper.
The "rank injustice to the student
body" is apparent when such libel is
Those two worthies appear to think
that we women have no minds of our
own, that we are poor, easily led
sheep. Instead of this we were
treated to one or more good talks on
the subject and had the sense, without coercion, to vote in what we considered the right direction.
In closing, let me say that if some
male voting were done to stop classroom smoking, and less attention were
paid to female affairs, the back-woods
might be more harmonious.
One last word—we are not males,
thank the lord.
Correspondents are reminded that
letters unsigned or written on both
sides of the paper will not be accepted for publication.
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Hilarious students were entertained in the Auditorium last Friday
noon with three movies, of the slapstick comedy type, arranged by
Education '31, in one of their attempts
to raise funds for the Stadium Campaign.
In the curtain-raiser Felix-the-Cat
performed before an appreciative
audience. His act was followed by
an Educational Picture, "Hodge-
Podge," which upheld the good name
of the Education Department. As a
finale, "Trouble Galore," theme song,
"If I had a Talking Picture," sent the
students and others into gales of
The proceeds, about $65.00, were
donated to the Stadium Fund.
A. I. E. E.
There will be a meeting of the
A.I.EE. Tuesday, February 10, at
7.30 p.m. in Mech. 111. P. Rossiter
will describe "A Mechanical Into-
graph," and S. Carre will speak on
"Sound Recording Applied to Motion
Pictures." A further attraction will
be the film "Trolley Buses in Operation," which is to be presented by
Prof. E. G. Cullwick.
Letters Club
The Letters Club will meet to-night
at the home of Miss M. Bollert, 1185
Tenth Avenue West. Idele Wilson
will give a paper on "Clarence
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"I mean to Bay . . ."
In fact I'm ruined. Just as I was
going to be a columnist for the first
time, and was planning an edifying
and sparkling revelation of English
2 b, a certain article appeared In a
downtown newspaper. Now I haven't
time to prepare anything else, and
really, one has to be so careful what
one says—what I mean to say is that
everything is quite nice out here—
everything fine—in fact the university is all right—that is—or rather I
mean it might be all right—but who
said it wasn't? I didn't, of course
I didn't—and, you see, I don't mean to
say anything, but of course we all,
out here at U. B. C. think that
perhaps—Everything's all right here
— We think — I mean if the City
thinks—that—well, we hate to say
anything that public opinion wouldn't
like, and we really shouldn't complain—But why should we? We out
here at U. B. C. haven't anything to
complain about. As I said before—I
think it was before—that is if you do
—I want to be honest—but—it's a
lovely place out here — don't you
think so? I am not trying to solicit
opinions—not that anybody ever
has—but I should never do it—that
is—I mean I'm not better than most
newspaper people—they are all right,
of course—quite remarkable. Who
said they weren't? It really isn't
wise for one to be too assured—not
that there's any danger in it — no-
body'd ever do anything—at least—
not any nice people—er—I mean—
of course everybody's nice. Don't you
think so? But there, I'm soliciting
again. Not that it isn't all right to
—everything's fine out here at U.B.C.
We work together, that is, quite a
bit, we do, people admire us for this
—that is nice people — but everybody's nice, don t you—I mean to say
that we all have ideas for boosting
U. B. C.—not that everbody doesn't
boost it already—in that case I guess
we don't need to boost—that is—if
all these lovely people—(and everybody's lovely—remember that especially) boost it—and I can tell you—
if—I—that is—I hate to say anything I think—in case some of these
lovely people mind — but they
wouldn't—at least I don't think they
would—that Old U. B. C. is worth
boosting. Let's boost, then — together—but perhaps we had better
ask somebody first . . .
F. L.
Victoria College invaders were entertained with music and tea by the
Women's Undergraduate Society.
Players and visitors were guests of
A crowd of rugby enthusiasts from
the McKechnie Cup game at Brockton swelled the joyful number dancing to the strains of Sonny Richardson's Kampus Kings. Informal dress,
no need for introductions and the
popularity of cut-ins were the order
of the day.
S.C.M. Camp
Miss Rutherford was the guest of
the S.C.M. on Sunday, February 8,
at the home of Mrs. Alex Gibb, 3845
36th Avenue West. A short time
spent in singing from the New
Youth hymn book,was followed by a
lively discussion on the context of the
word "Christian."
Later some of the members attended
the evening service at Knox Church,
where Miss Rutherford was the
C. O. T. C.
1. All active and inactive members
are urged to attend the muster parade at Beatty Street Armouries, 8.00
p.m., Wednesday, February 11. It
will be to the corps' credit to have
free attendance for this parade.
2. Final practice will be conducted
for the D.C.R.A. competitions to be
fired on February 18 and 25.
3. Remaining parades will consist
of rehearsals for the inspection on
March 4.
Donations Acknowledged
(Continued from page 1)
February 16.   Proceeds from the concert will go to the Stadium Fund.
Campus Clubs not Previously
Japanese Studens' Club
(Raised by means of concert) 108.65
Alpha Gamma Delta   127.00
Provincial Subscriptions
H. M. Kidd $ 20.00
Geo.  Black     20.00
What People Are Saying:
Dr. Shrum: "I do not read the
"Ubyssey" as I am very much
afraid of being intimidated by
Frances Lucas: "Oh, I had a
keen time Friday night, but
that's a long time ago."
Kay Murray: "When I make
wise-cracks they never go in
W. P. A. S."
Dr. Pilcher: "I must have been
a bright specimen of a youngster."
Dr. Walker: "If you write my
life for goodness sakes don't
make me inconsistent."
Sport limitation
To Be Discussed
There will be a general meeting of
M. A. A. in Ap. Sc. at noon, Thursday,
to discuss the resolution of a special
meeting held on January 13, announces Bill Latta, M. A. A. secretary. The motion reads: "Resolved
that the M. A. A. recommend that
a clause be put in the constitution
providing that no registered member
of the Alma Mater Society may participate in any other organized athletic club whether or not Men's Athletics has such an organized sport."
There are about thirty men in the
University who play for outside clubs
and this number is growing every
year. If they have not enough pride
in their University to attend wholeheartedly it is not thought worth while
to persuade them to play here.
However, this, it is held, shows
a weakness in Varsity organization
which should be repaired even at the
expense of the Ex-high school clubs.
Sciencemen and those of other faculties lucky enough to obtain tickets
are due to disport themselves in the
Hotel Vancouver on Friday night to
music supplied by Len Chamberlain's
Orchestra. Members of the committee
would only say that the decorations
were electrical and plentiful. The
patrons will be Chancellor and Mrs.
McKechnie, President and Mrs.
Klinck, Dean and Mrs. Brock and
Colonel Wilkin. The executive which
did not choose to divulge the details
of entertainment consists of Ken
Martin, Frank Buckland, Alf Buck-
land, Art Saunders, Alex McGuire,
Mickey Thomas and Jimmy Mitchell.
To Become Perfect
Is Goal of Life
The fourth of the series of lectures
on Life was given by the Rev. G. H.
Wilson, Rector of St. Michael's
Anglican Church, on Thursday noon,
when he addressed the V.C.U. on
"The Purpose of Life."
In introducing his subject the
speaker said, "Every thinking person,
after surveying life, sooner or later
asks the question, "What is it all
about? What is the essence of this
scheme of things? What is the purpose of life?"
All classes of men have grappled
with this question, it has been the
special study of the philosophers. The
greatest philosophers of all ages, the
ancient Greeks, however, weie unable
to answer the question. Paul, the
Christian Apostle, on visiting Athens,
had to say "Ye men of Athens, I perceive ... ye have an altar erected to
The Unknown God." God to them
was a mystery. Life was like 'the
bird in the Saxon story, who flew
into the brightly lighted room out of
the darkness, remained for a moment,
and then flew again into the darkness
—no one knew from whence it had
come nor whence it had gone.
The Bible is the only book which
speaks with authority on the great
question of life. It declares that God,
the personal Power who has brought
us into existance, is working out a
special plan in this world. Edding-
ton, the outstanding Cambridge
astrologist, says that, although there
are over thirty million suns, it seems
that there is only one solar system—
our own. While it is possible that
life may exist on other planets, he
believes that the human race is
supreme in the experiment of Nature.
What is the purpose of this experiment which the Bible reveals and
which scientists and astrologers are
searching after? It is that man may
become a son of God—that he may be
raised from the lowest state of life
to the highest.
We are now presented with the
problem of how to attain this ideal.
The answer of many is that there is
in man an inherent power to lift himself up to perfection. This answer
is just as feasible as expecting a man
to lift himself by tugging at his own
boot straps.
The Bible again reveals the answer. It was that man might be saved
from sin that Jesus Christ lived and
died and rose again. Through Him
we can, by faith, become partakers
of the Divine Nature.
Our ultimate goal—our final destiny is to become perfect as God is
perfect, to become holy as He is holy,
to be fellow-heirs with Christ and to
reign with Him. This, the Christian
ideal, is the highest and the finest in
life, it is above all the most practical and the one which has the
greatest influence in the present life
of man.
Arts '32 Draw
The annual class draw of Arts '32
will be held in Agriculture 100, Friday, February 13, at noon.
The draw will be followed by the
class party in the Alma Academy,
corner of Broadway and Alma Road,
on Thursday, February 17.
The President wishes to announce
that the party this year will be strictly informal. Many novelties, etc., have
been arranged for the event.
Tom Brown, treasurer, announces
that all fees must be paid by Thursday, February 12, to insure inclusion
in the class draw.
Political Grape Shot
The guns are booming again in
Victoria, and the wadding used is the
Editorial of January 30, of the
UBYSSEY, called "The Case Against
Limitation." The only danger in
firing blank shot is that of a back
fire, which would cover the gunners
with ridicule.
If the members of the Government
think they can make a case for
themselves out of a fair statement
of facts, they will prove themselves
to be politicians rather than statesmen, and that would be sad indeed.
The Government is taking exception, according to a local newspaper,
to the fact that the Editorial was
said to contain the word "promised"
(promised to deal more generously in
the matter of accomodation in the
University). As a matter of fact the
sentence was "If the Government refuses to increase accommodation at
f(resent, contrary to assurances given
ast Spring, then it should make
provision to do so within the next
year or two." (This assurance was
printed in the Vancouver Daily Province, in the issue of March 3, 1030.)
The Party in power does not like to
be reminded of its assurances, especially those that get into the papers
at the time of making them.
The Government should not overlook the fact that the students, in expressing their own undictated and
non-political opinions, have the rights
of citizens.
An Apology
In a recent issue of the "Ubyssey"
this column expressed certain opinions with regard to women smoking.
Having obtained more information on
the question, I still think it is a personal matter, but I wish to be known
that I am sorry that some readers
think that I cast any reflections on
the purpose, character, or abilities of
any member of the faculty.
C. R. de L-Harwood.
Ten Years Ago
(From the "Ubyssey" of February
10th, 1921)
Breaking the jinx that has been
following University Sport for the
past few months, two Varsity teams
won their fixtures. The intermediate
rugby team beat the Centrals after
playing two scoreless draws against
them, and the ice-hockey team won
their first game of the season, against
the Monarchs by a score of 4-2.
After two attempts to beat the
snappy Centrals, the intermediate
rugby team won in an overtime fixture. Play was fast and furious
during the full time but in the overtime the Centrals let up slightly to
let Varsity slip over for a try which
was not converted.
Before a handful of Varsity supporters, the Blue and Gold ice-hockey
team romped through the Monarchs
for a 4-2 win. Plommer was the mainstay of the team scoring two of the
four goals.
* *   *
Arts '23 in their sophomore class
Siarty broke all records for an en-
oyable swaying contest at the Auditorium on Tuesday night. Messrs.
Scott and Clyne were in charge of
the arrangements and managed to
make the usually bleak auditorium
look quite cosy for a change.
♦ *   *
The Staff of the "Ubyssey" wishes
to announce that the Women's Undergraduate Society will take over
the next issue of the paper.
Arts '32 Class Draw will be held
in Arts 100, Friday noon. Members
of Science '32 interested have been
invited to enter for a very reasonable
Major J. H. Roaf will speak tomorrow, Wednesday, under the auspices of the L.S.E. in Ag. 100, at 12.10,
on the work of the International Labour Conference, the meeting of which
he attended last year. At this conference each country has three representatives, one for the employees,
one for the employers and one for the
government. Major Roaf represented
the Canadian employers.
This is a public lecture open to all
students. It is the first of three lectures which the L.S.E. is holding this
spring. The subjects are chosen with
a view to meeting the demand for
public lectures of general interest.
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Mcllmoyle's Men Avenge Many Defeats
Hopes of several months came true Saturday for Coach Mc
Ilmoyle when the Super Varsity English Rugby Machine trampled
all over the hitherto undefeated Victoria College squad to score
a 9-8 triumph. The island ruggers crawled back to their living
grave sadder but wiser men, conquered by the local Marvels for
the first time in many moons.
The first half was featured by good punting on both sides
but the Varsity scrum had the better
of the showing and finally Senkler
trotted over between the posts for a
try which the educated toe of Tye
failed to improve. The locals scored
another victory when Boorman of the
visitors retired with a wrenched knee.
Victoria pressed at the beginning
of the next session but the lads from
Vancouver were too strong defensively although forced to touch in
goal on two occasion. Burns and Co.
returned to the attack and Callan
squeezed across for another unconverted try making the count 6-0. Encouraged by this success the main-
landers did it again when Senkler repeated his previous performance.
The visitors struggled to avert the
Sroverbial whitewash and at length
loves by means best known to himself managed to score a try. But this
ended the tallying.
The Varsity men turned in a smooth
performance. The forwards starred
while the defence was also good.
Varsity: Tye; Callan, Stobie, Hanbury, Gwyer, Patrick; Fogg; Hall;
McKedie, Burns, Pearson, Ruttan,
Grant, B. Brown, Senkler.
Varsity Senior 'A' Women's Basketball team outwitched the Witches at
Westminster "Y" gym., on Saturday
evening, to the tune of 23-15. The
game produced a lot of good, fast
basketball which was slightly marred
by incompetent refereeing. For Varsity, Gladys Munton, playing for the
first time as forward, was the star of
the attack. Jean Whyta was back'
in her usual form and flashed in and
out under the basket with good effect.
Varsity took the lead from the
whistle and by half time had doubled
the score on the Broom-riders. The
half ended 10-5.
After the switchover the magicians
awoke from their trance and began
to play a different brand of basketball. However, Varsity fended off all
threats at assuming the lead and finished the game on the right end of
a 23-15 score.
Varsity was again without the services of Thelma Mahon.
The team: Claire Menten, Jean
Whyte, Mary Campbell, Lois Tour-
tellotte, Gladys Munton, Berna Dellert.
Campus Soccer Tilts Carded
League leadership in the Arts
section of the inter-class soccer competition may change hands this week.
Wednesday is the day when Arnold
White and his Arts '33 men will trot
forth to swamp Education, while two
days later by the sun George Grant
and ten other Arts '31 fellows will be
out there doing noble deeds in order
to stop the up and coming Toddmen
from Arts '34.
At present the freshmen are trailing the teachers by a nose and anything may happen. It probably will.
Both these games should be thrillers
and the referee will most likely be the
hardest working man on the green
grass.    At least it used to be green.
Chief interest in common room
circles these days lies in the wordy
battle which is waged daily between
Sanderson and friends from the land
of Teach and the Todd brothers, plus
pals from the Frosh horizon, as to the
merits of their respective teams.
As better men than we have said,
wait and see.
P. W. D.   L. F-A Pts.
Education 3 2    10 2-05
Arts  '33   3 1    2    0 3-14
Arts  '31   3 12    0 2-14
Arts  '34   3 1112-2    3
Arts   '32 3 10    4 2-3    2
Theologs  5 10    4 2-62
News Flash
In a basketball game Monday noon,
characterized by wild shooting, wild
passing, and wild applause from the
spectators, who refused to take the
game seriously, those notorious athletes of Education '31 were lucky to
sink a few more baskets than Arts
'32 to win 16-13.
Shinny Experts
Women Take Victoria 3-2
U.B.C. hockey women startled the
world and points west Saturday, when
they took the crack Victoria aggregation into camp, at Connaught Park,
to win 3-2. In the afternoon the Varsity girls redeemed the club's reputation by losing to Ex-Britannia 6-0,
at the same place.
The Victoria game was replete with
thrills and the local products played
excellent hockey to hold the visitors
for most of the first half. At that
they were down 2-1 at half time,
Carol Sellars having tallied for Varsity.
Came the second half, as these
things do come, and the Co-eds went
berserk. Nancy Carter, freshette
flash, tied the score and with only a
few minutes to go, Bea Sutton endeared herself to Varsity hearts by
netting the winning count. Evelyn
Leigh and Margaret Harris played
well for the Point Grey hackers and
played a great part in the first victory scored by Varsity women over
Victoria in many years.
Milk Diet Improves
Co-ed Hockey* Stars
Varsity hockey girls gave their most
spirited performance of the season
when the coeds fought it out with
Ex-Britannia on Saturday, to lose
3-0. The benefits of the Milky Way
were apparent as Varsity players
kept the ball within the league-
leaders' territory for a major portion
of the game.
As the whistle blew, Britannia
rushed and scored twice from the
left wing. Varsity recovered, but a
high shot sizzled past the goalie halfway through the period. With the
score 3-0, Varsity penned their opponents within their own two-bit line
for the rest of the half.
After a pause for their afternoon
nap, the girls in gold dashed up to
greet Britannia's goal-keeper. The
forwards lost the ball, however, and
the red-shirts swept down the field
to score two counters in rapid succession. Hard checking by Moffat and
Pollock again brought Varsity to the
front, but the team was too gentle
with the opposing goalie. Another
muddy mess at the goal mouth
ended as the ball trickled into the net.
Varsity players fought back bravely
and were again on X-High ground
as the final whistle blew.
Bounce and Toss Clan
Enters Final Lap
Henderson's all conquering basket-
bailers swing into action for the last
time in league encounters this week,
when they take on Shores, at the
V.A.C. and swap elbows with the
New Westminster "Y" at Varsity the
following evening.
These garnet look to the eye of the
critics to be set-ups, but these basket-
bailers are inclined to be temperamental, at least, so they say downtown. The Jewellers have been performing strangely of late and have a
reputation for doing what they should
not do. But who cares? The Varsity
men are on the crest of the wave at
present and judging from past records, should be able to drift through
in the aimless way in which they have
done of late against weaker brethren.
"Y" Huskies should be easy meat,
but again, one must be very careful.
This tilt will take place on the very
Campus, yea, at the very entrance
to Ridington Mansions, and so should
draw students by the thousand. We
say "should" advisedly because it
And thus we predict that Wednesday will see the Pride of Point Grey
and the backwoods, with the league
schedule behind them, sitting very
cosily at the head of this nice little
A few weeks ago we heard certain vague whisperings that a
lack of interest was being exhibited in one branch of major
sport, notably Track. If we may judge by last Wednesday's
Cross Country Race such criticism was without foundation. The
entry list for this event was more than twice the size that it has
ever been on a previous occasion. But that is not all. Of the ten
runners who earned points in the competition no less than five
were new to the game at Varsity; two of these were among the
first five to finish, all of whom surpassed the previous record,
while five were freshmen, a fact which augurs well for the future
of Track at the University. It has been abundantly proved in
inter-collegiate competition that U. B. C. can produce distance
men of higher than average calibre, therefore these newcomers,
who showed themselves the equal of Varsity's tried runners, may
well feel proud of their achievement. While we do not wish to
detract from the merit of the Cross Country winner we feel that
it should be recognized that the credit for breaking the record must
be at least equally divided between that individual and a certain
freshman with a very appropriate name who placed second.
There is one more thing to be said in connection with the race.
Only ten men could secure points but there were more than thirty
who started the grind, what of the other twenty? Did they
fall out half way round? No, almost the whole number of starters
completed the course, many of them close behind the leaders.
Little credit is accorded to those who make up the "also rans"
but it should be remembered that, while it may be serious attention to training that makes runners, it is a man's dogged
determination to give the best that is in him—the quality which
brought the tail enders to the finishing line—that produces racers.
Is interest in track events at the University declining? We
think not. ' >
Hockey Men Swamped
But Have Good Time
There was a grass hockey game
Saturday. This strange performance
took place at Brockton Point when the
U.B.C. grass hockey heroes rushed
around the sward on their beam-ends
for an hour or so and then left to
the English Rugby game. And by the
way Vancouver was the opposition
and this same Vancouver scored eight
The U.B.C. men were very willing,
but, with the exception of goalie Lang-
ton, that was about all. His patience
is remarkable for he remained quite
cool until the seventh ball drifted past
and then he came out and unburdened
his soul to the right back, at great
length. All to no avail, however, for
the Vancouver gentlemen were unrelenting and continued to visit at
regular intervals.
Nifty Harwood did a lot of strange
things during the afternoon. These
were nothing to do with grass hockey,
but were entertaining nevertheless.
Richmond, at left back, seemed to
know something about the game, but
had none with whom to share his
knowledge. The right back adopted
a combination of soccer and ice hockey
tactics with great effect. But all this
does not detract from the fact that
they're just a nice bunch of boys trying to get along.
Believe It Or Not!
The University of British Columbia
at last has given Victoria College the
defeat the locals have accepted for so
many years. Women's grass hockey,
golf and English rugby all emerged
victorious. Hancox and his cohorts
sprang a surprise by winning two
matches to one in the golf tournament to complete the debacle.
Another Notice
The tennis tournament will be completed within two or three weeks time.
Look for further notice. Those who
have not paid their fees are asked to
do so as soon as possible, so that new
equipment can be purchased. Fees
may be paid to Phyllis White, N. E.
McConnell or Cliff Yolland.
Sport Summary
Varsity, 0; Meralomas, 3.
Senior "B", 9; Victoria, 3.
Intermediates 3; Ex-Magee, 0.
Frosh, 3;Ex-Techs, 20.
Varsity 7; Cougars, 0.
Varsity Co-eds, 23; Witches, 15.
Varsity. 0; Crusaders, 3.
U. B. C, 0; Vancouver, 8.
U. B. C, 3; Victoria. 2.
Varsity, 0; Ex-Britannia, 6.
Varsity .Ins., 5; Richmond, 3.
Varsity  beat Victoria.
Novices Flabbergast
Henderson's Ancients
Led by "Pushem in Pi" Campbell,
the scoring marvel of the V. and D.
league, novices to the Senior 'A' ranks
outran and outscored the seasoned
performers who sit on the topmost
rungs of the basketball ladder 35-24,
in the hoop tussle between the new
members and old of the Varsity squad
at the U. B. C. gym., Friday noon.
The contest was run under new
rules, whereby there is no toss Up in
the centre of the floor and also no men
off for penalties, but points given to
the side which has been fouled.
With smooth working combination,
that would have been a credit to any
team in the league, the novices took
the lead from the start and were
never headed. Chapman's bullet-like
dribbles that he usually unleashes to
cow all opposition were held in check
by the newmen's guard. Henderson
spoke gently to his cohorts to go in
and score baskets, but he was foiled
since the new arrivals knew all the
Zone defense was played by both
sides which makes it quite confusing
to know who is zoning and why. At
half time the score stood 16-9 against
the old players and this was due to the
twisting manoeuvres of one described
by his companions as "Pi" who, living
up to his delectable name hurled himself gallantly into the collective faces
of the opposition. In all, this lad
marked up 17 counters.
Lee was going, to use the naval term
in shooting, great guns and tallied
12 points for the ancient aggregation.
Nicholson was held to one point, while
Barbour showed his ability to walk on
the same floor with all the Senior
men by tossing the mammotli pill for
three baskets. "Spider" Alpen playfully pushed his way about the polished boards to garner more penalties
than baskets, Tervo shot from too
far out to be effective, while Armstrong smeared many a play, but
couldn't tally.
Soccerlings Reap Crop
At Richmond
Varsity's Junior soccer team returned from its sojourn in the wilderness Saturday with another scalp at
it's belt. The game, which was fought
in the wilds of Richmond, ended in a
5-3 victory for the Blue and Gold
Varsity scored early in the first
half and repeated twice before the
half-way whistle. After the rhubarb
the farmers came to life, and fluked
in enough goals to outscore the collegians in the second half. Varsity
tallied twice before the final tootle, to
put the game on ice. Broadhurst
was top scorer for Varsity with four
goals, while Jimmy Smith, after much
valiant striving, accounted for the
other marker.
Frattinger, in the Varsity goal,
made more than one spectacular save
and turned in a steady game. The
three goals scored against him were
of the horse-shoe variety. Roper and
Grant were both good at full back.
Of the half backs, Laurie Todd was
outstanding, with Arnold White a
close second. The forward line was in
fine fettle and romped about in such a
manner as to bewilder the other defense. Missed opportunities were the
chief cause of Richmond outscoring the
college  boys  in   the   second  half.
«»esbrook ^re cent,
Vancouver, B. C.
League Race Tightens as Varsity Wins 7-0
Taking the lead in the first three minutes of play, Varsity
gridders held their advantage for the rest of the game in
spite of frequent fumbles on their part and a determined offensive by their opponents. This game between Varsity and
the Cougars, which took place at McBride last Saturday marked
the second successive victory for the team and greatly improves
its chances for the cup.
Muddy Ruggers
Drop One
Lone Try Decides Issue
Varsity's Tisdall Cup defenders
received another black eye, when they
went down before the flying Meralomas 3-0, Saturday. Bud Murray,
peer of B.C. forwards was on the sidelines, while Nesbitt, who cracked a
rib last week, was replaced by Chris.
Meralomas started off with a rush
that carried the ball to within striking distance of the Varsity line, but
the college defense held. The Kitsilano crew exhibited some snappy
three-quarter work in spite of the
field being fetlock deep in goo.
Cleveland, playing when he should
have been in bed, got in sterling work
at fullback and turned back several
likely efforts.
Varsity got going when Rogers
broke away and passed to Gaul for a
gain of thirty yards. The Blue and
Gold scrum held its own with the
opposition and sent the backs away
for some promising runs.
Gaul followed up his own kick to
within ten yards of the Meraloma
line and from the resultant loose
scrum, the Kitsilano fullback touched
in goal.
A blocked kick gave the Orange
*;nd Black a chance but the effort
failed. Varsity again pressed but the
fullback fooled Phil Barratt and passed at the last minute. The collegians
were shown a few things about tackling, opposition forwards hauling
down their men by a handful of face.
A long dribble by Ellis, Gaul and
Mercer, as the second half began,
forced Meralomas to touch in goal.
Rogers, Griffin and Bert Barratt
started a play that nearly counted,
but were held up ten yards out.
Meralomas took their turn on the
offensive, following up a kick. After
loose play, a long kick by Gaul sent
the ball into touch twenty yards from
the Kitsilano goal line.
Noble began a dribble which
threatened the university line, but
Mercer fell on the ball. Tackling by
Ellis and Nixon broke up several
attacks. Phil Barratt marked a kick
and Varsity attacked again.
Meralomas got into position and a
miskick by Cleveland sent the ball to
the Orange and Black wing three-
quarter, ten yards out. Frantic tackling held off the threat for a moment
but Wilson took a pass from Cameron
and slid over at the flag. The convert
went west.
Faced with defeat, Varsity tore into
the opposition, but could not break
through. Griffin got away on a doubtful offside, but was embraced by three
men at the same time and bit the
dust after travelling thirty yards.
Blocking a kick the Kitsilano cohorts again threatened, but Bert Barratt spoiled the chance by a dribble
to centre. Wilson slipped through,
but Cleveland smacked him down. The
Meraloma scrum was getting the ball
out and Cleveland was forced to save
Ellis faked a pass and broke away,
passing to Bert Barratt. Estabrook
and Dalton continued the run, but
were blocked two yards from the fatal
line. Varsity fought hard in the
loose but gradually lost ground.
Dalton finished in a blaze of glory
when he tore down the sidelines, passed inside and then brought a Meraloma stalwart to earth with a hard
tackle. The game ended with play
in centre field.
Varsity: Cleveland; Dalton, Mercer,
Gaul, Ellis, Phil Barratt, Estabrook;
Bert Barratt; Mitchell, Foerster,
Mason, Nixon, Rogers, Ledingham and
A meeting of the Track Club will
be held in Arts 108, at 12.15 on Tuesday, to make final arrangements for
the Arts '20 Relay. Several more
cars are needed to provide transportation for the runners. Students having cars at their disposal, after 3
o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, February 18, are asked to get into touch
with members of the club. Class
Athletic Reps, are also asked to
Shortly after the kick off Donaldson, playing left half for Varsity,
took advantage of a Cougar fumble
on the ten yard line and slipped
around the end to score the only
touch down of the game. Doug
Gordon made the additional point
with a drop between the posts. Varsity attacked for the rest of the
period although the Cougars retaliated with several neat forward
The third and fourth sessions were
uneventful with no decided advantage for either side. However, in the
last quarter Doug. Gordon started
things going with a long punt to the
deadline. The Cougars stung into
action, replied by opening up an effective aerial attack. They completed two in succession that netted
them a total of sixty yards. But
this threat was removed when they
lost the ball on a fumble on the next
play. Potts of Varsity recovered the
oval but the ensuing dropkick failed
and the whistle blew with the ball on
the fifty yard line.
Varsity Frosh rugby artists
stumbled against a very large and
weighty block Saturday, when they
took a 20-3 licking from the Ex-Techs
at one of the local rugby emporiums.
The interval score was 11-0, which
is not considered respectable at all in
the best rugby circles. The Green-
men did little better in the second
canto and at least scored a try, while
the opposition ran in another trio of
scores, making the final news 20-3,
and then they went home and told
their mothers.
Brand was the star of the Intermediate English Ruggers Saturday,
when he oozed across the line to score
the only try of the game to defeat
Ex-Magee. The game was fast and
would have done credit to some senior
tussles. The Varsity men just about
deserved their victory, but had a close
shave just before time, when a Magee
forward was pulled down ten yards
from the line.
Hockey Men on Receiving End
Varsity Men's Grass Hockey dukes
received a setback in their league
race Saturday, when they allowed the
slipping Crusaders to trounce them
3-0 at Connaught Park. Today's
alibi is the form displayed by the
opposing goalie, which foiled all
Varsity efforts. Half-time found the
grief in the quantity of two goals
and these were not to the credit of the
Crusaders beat the Varsity keeper
again in the final fracas and this settled the issue. Lee, DesBrisay and
Semple played well for the Blue and
The limousine that has been parked
in the quad for some days is now the
property of Alfred Young, Esq., Arts
'31. The Intermediate English Rugby
Club held a raffle, and Mr. Young
drew the lucky ticket, number 48, for
which he paid 48c. About $100 was
made for the Stadium Fund.
Special Offer
For 2 weeks only to the Students of the U. B. C. From
Tuesday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 24. We will
clean and press any 2 articles
for the price of 1.
Price List:
Suits Cleaned and
Pressed    $1.00
Overcoats       $1.00
Silkdresses      $1.00
Hats Cleaned and
Blocked .75
Phone us Bay. 8413
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