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3tljr Htrpanj
Issued Twice Weakly by ths Students' Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Vol. X.
Extra Edltloa
P.I. P. A. Conference
Meets fw First Ti
at University
Editors and Bus'
Discuss the
College J<
1'he Uni vers!
will be signally
and Tuesday of
gates from thi
versifies on th
guests  on th
northerly me
The studej
bla   welco;
with  "Kit
ship with
For the firs
in the history
British  Colu
Trojan,   Bear,"
Bruin,    Husky
Pioneer, aV<l al
meet   on   Ca
soil to talk
matters of lnttf
to the  field  of;
Journalism.    It I,
occasion that will
be long rem
at   U.B.C.  anu
the  friendships  and
mutual   understand^
that   always  come   fr-
a  conference
more closely
school with her
in the south
Columbia has -•"^ewjaavx "*> ♦»"**»
for the great spirit nNSah^* *"^
of Washington, Oregon, Calm #*•*
Oregon Agriculture, Southern
California, Washington State, {-'J* '•s?**
the  other   large   colleges,   bii        ^*"
representatives  ot  these  InstL
on our campus we can more iffkttame.
draw the tie that binds every  M*mf|I
The visitors may find the Unlfim?" :?**<*
somewhat more unflnis'""'*—-mr'-
ent than the school the
Ing   hut   they   must   rpmemher
British Columbia Is yer young,
presence of this northern schon
been ss  yet hut  Hllghtly felt hut
the time the next   Pacific Coast  co
lerence Is held In Vancouver will ti
noticed a broader expanse ot camp
and    larger   student    body
Columbia   will   always   welcome   th
conference with open arms.
rrjl ARTS '28
to tbe Arts '28 Clasa Party,"
the popular slogan on the night
onday, October 17.   A little hell
arth  existed  on  this auspicious
at Peter Pan Hall where the
ore    celebrated    their
graduations into tho cold
the warmer afterworld. In
e delegates to the P.I.P.A.
were given a warm recep-
denizens of this locality,
"Arts '28" of a time.
late   lamented   Dante   had
d Into the hall he would have
tirely  at   home with   his  sur-
ngs.     Devilish   note   prevailed
. ^hout with plenty of disconcert-
jreminders of pitchforks, brimstone
AwiSapes.   A red glow suffused the
Ion   which  reminded   the  denizens
the  stokera'   union   was   on   the
~ •aft
^j for &««***">
he   necessary   pandemonium   was
ilioil by Lee's Orchestra, that pre-
■""•J l\a   fiendish   sight,   garbed   as
Gff*T       ^Sk Their alcove had been trans-
r* v ^aVto the immense Jaws of some
of the Infernal regions.    In
the only thing lacking were the
erblal   nlluloia   cat  and  asbestos
a •asaap u4U, *« * •*      .,„..
fHMe*"*** *'*'
wn I in* to*A« *T $W*
ii (Kit i siam an
^vajaon was presented in the
\T*!HrclfGr H. Satan and B. L.
r^resenting the wages of sin
dancers,   In   the   shape   of
glow waltxes among tbe fires
_ ides  were outstanding  features
**"w<JfitBSW?iaj.e  occasion.    These  proved   far
nilSJM>^ enjoyable   than   anything  that
'i be expected of the original region.
-Kf*A-Suppor   was   served   early   In   the
** -Benlng. in order to prevent the last
**** jwces  from  being  cut  short.    Con-
to expectation  there  were  no
Hied ham, hot dogs or devil cake,
efreshment  a  dance demon
(ration  way given  by  Mr.  and   Mrs.
i'aughan Moore,
v-.«■■■   The   culprits   who   concocted   the
\   devilish   Ideas    were   Doug.   Telford,
Mary Cole, Audrey Robinson, Marjorie
Oreig,  Anne  Taylor,   .Inek   Harkness.
tiny    Waddington,    Albert     Whltely,
si-1  Hulger   They are assured
i    congratulations    by    His
estv and ull bis subjects
kre date
Patrons ai'd patronesses were penn
VI. «  Hollert, and Dean and Mrs. Cole
iiiiin, Mr  and Mrs. Seward, Dr. Dorks 2
T II K    I! It VSS K Y
October 17th, 1027
i. Mi'intii r  nl'   I 'mill.    Iiil> I  l 'nlli'Hlilli'   AMHorliiMoii).
■dUoi-Ul guff
I'lMTiHl-IN I'lllF.F    .Iimii  Tolnilc
Hi'tilnl'  I'ldliui'H     Francis  rilklnMii.il  .uni  Mrui'iK   hnvidson
Associate Kill torn—Margaret ili'iini,  M   I'hi IhIIhhh ;>n>l |>orls t'lompltin
Feature   Kitltni-     It    I'llkliiKloii
Assistant    Filller   -I'Ii.vIIIh   Freeman
I'Mi'f   IScportcr—M.   Deslirlsay
.Spcii'l   I'Mllor     I.  Kei'iileysldr.
I'. 1,  I'.  A.  Killior—Mamlii Moloney
Literary   IMIl.il   -I.    Meredith
Juiilueas Staff
HuhIih'sh Manager—He v.   I'utl'U'lt
Advertising  Milling)'!'-.-KillI'll  James
Senior, P. C. l'ilklngton; Associate, Margaret drain; Assistant,  Phyllis Freeman
Orand Ktgh l»ot*tvUte
K. Morrison
Ouh Seportar*
Rldgway K. Foley, .lames !•'. Wlciser, Prod W,  Spears,  Htirton L.  Mimiv, Ocorgo
I'rlor, Iris Utile, Hugh  Me. Ollvra, Hay, Nash, Prod C. Tuy and
Oeorge Schanbaeker.
He was a lucky devil who wrote the first official welcome; and bis luck
accompanied him whan he died. He was able to use tbe happy phrases "pleasant
duty" and "heartiest greetings" and "best wishes" before thslr second
appearance turned them into tbe worst and best of cliches. Worst, because
unforgiveably obvious; and best, because at worst thsy axe no more than
inevitable—the lucky devU bit upon the very words to express welcome. At
any rate, all who have since written welcomes (poor devils they are, and I am
on* of them) have used perforce th* same phrases. The flrst of the lino has
been enthusiastically cursed and bis words, along with himself, have been consigned with bitter vehemence to ths place appointed; but for all that, the writer
of welcomes is condemned to hate himself and say, (Poor devil! It's what he
means.),   "We welcome most heartily .... "
Well, no poor devil ever meant it more than we do on this occasion when,
for the first time, th* University of Britiah Columbia Is privileged to receive
as guests those wbo h-w* heretofore been the finest of hosts. In nhort, we welcome them most heartily; and we hope that ln the expression of that welcome
our performance will not fall too far short of our desire for their comfort and
pleasure. While it is understood that this convention is rilled with a serloua
purpose in mind, we have an idea that for varying periods during the visit of
the delegates thoughts will turn on lighter matters; and it Is our wibh t.hat
during thoso periods, when wo are concerned first for their pleasure, the delegates to the P. I. P. A. Convention will come to understand tin very real
pleasure their preuenco glvo.-t the students of the University of British Columbia.
EDMUN73 MORRISON, Presidont of tho P.I.P.A.
A hearty welcome from the University of British Columbia. It Is an honor
to us that you are gathering hem for your Annual Conference. But more than
an honor It Is a pleasure, a very sincere pleasure to be host to you on this
It is perhaps superfious to enlarge on the International character of the
meeting. Tat we feel this attribute and warmly appreciate the added prestige
lt gives us as hosts. The differences that exist between tho United States and
Canada are far outwoighed by the resemblances. If this Conference ln its
restricted, but none the less useful sphere, can benefit both nations, then something beyond its constitutional objects has been obtained.
In th* lesser realm of University activities if you, by contact with others
can obtain some new outlook, some new viewpoint, some fresh anglo of an old
question, th* Conference has succeeded. These remarks may appear super
flcial. They obviously deal with material you fully appreciate already. Tet
on* feels at such a time that reiteration of old truths need not obscure their
fundamental worth. We are none the lean sincere In assuring you we feel there
is a fundamental value to international goodwill and Intercollegiate coopers
When yon have concluded tbe more serious ptirt of your program Join with
us in our social recreations. "Youth must have its fling." W* ar* young.
Injoy your visit to British Columbia, brief though it may be.
Officials Greet Editors
Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press
Alma Mater Society
Tho long law moaning roar
Of surf seething ln hissing foam
On coral sands along the edge
Of that vast and lonely world;
The solitary cry
Of the sllm-wlng'd albatross In flight,
Heating its wlngs'gninst steely crags
Of storm-rlv'n adamant;
The dark gaunt southern pines
That  cluti'h   tin'   rock-bound   wind-
Htl'I'WII   COllSt H
of (It solute iinil  barren  Isles
Tlmi   lie on  ibe  world's  edge;
All these nre memories
That   faintly  whisper  in  my  soul.
Killing  it  with a vague  longing
For that   forgotten lund.
Basketball Prospects
Basketball prospects lor ot bast
two championship teams are now
brighter than ever. The Senior squad:;
are now working out every mc. nliig
at Normal, with the Intermediates on
Tuesday and Thursdays '.tghts as
usual. The big dlfllcultv In former
years was the short ;:;.i^ilce hours, but
under the new sy:,icm Ihe Seniors will
have five hours a week, and the Intermediates four, Instead of only two
each as formerly.
Kil. Maclean, the hard-working president nf the club, is well satisfied with
the way the squads are shaping up,
and expects at least two piece* of
silverware to oonie to Varsily The
Senior A team, with six veterans back,
should clean up In these parts, and
provide a good tussle In the Inter-
collegiate niatehfs, Tbe Intermediate
As, wlili plenty of material from lasl
vein ought to be a winner The boys
are still belt) back by the lack of a
suitable coach, but the executive havo
several good men under consideration
I guess I must be growing old,
My fiery ardour's getting cold.
Way back In Nero's freshman days
I used to think his little blase
Was pretty bad.   But now I guess
Ills fame has shrunk to nothingness.
I once was proud of red hot grates,
Of lava baths and roasting plates,
Hut now this stuff is useless lumber.
Hell seems to be a mere back number.
The  new   arrivals every day
Are gelling worse. There's hell to pay.
'Ihey talk nf things we do not know.
Tin >   say   the  place  Is  kind  of slow.
They say the sound of victims' groans
is nothing to their saxophones.
Hot  damn!    These  birds  are  mighty
They're treating my poor devils rough.
In Kblls pit a Jazz bind plays;
We devils stare In stark amaze
Wlille the Mack Ilottom dance goes
It's a disgrace to Acheron!
They're brewing hootch with so much
It makes my toughest demons sick.
Hot dog!   I'm going to quit my Job
And leave hell to the college mob.
~R. A. P.
"I'se Euripides In a sentence."
"Euripides pants, I kllla you."
—Virginia Heel.
e   a   a
"Ynu're next, lady.    Haircut?"
"Oh,   not  Just   yet     I'm  Just   look'
Ing   around   a   bit.     I   may   be   back
later"    N.  Y   Medley,
•    •    •
"Have ymi ever run amuck?"
Naw, I drive a Ford."
-Cornell Widow. October 17th, \M7
P.I.P.A. Delegates Air Views
Editor, "Stanford Dally"
Stanford University and the "Stanford Daily" are as one in interest
concerning the unlversltlen and colleges which are members of the p. I.
P. A. A Journalistic survey of the
Stanford campus recently revealed the
fact that students wish to have moro
news from other colleges ln tho
"Dally." and In order that tho Dally
staff may servo its renders more fully
It Is anxious to see the P. 1. P. A. organisation tako the lead In service to
member papers and their readers.
Separated by the Rocky Mountains
the coast colleges are necessarily Independent of the middle Canadian and
United States institutions and in order
to preserve the geographical isolation following from this situation
the P. I. P. A. should be of increasing
importance in years to come. Since
the enrollment of the various P. I.
P. A. member colleges Is drawn largely from the coast stales and Ilrltlsb
Columbia, there Is a high percentage
cf students In each institution to
which news from the other colleges
of the coast is real "live" news—a
thing always to be desired.
Manager, Stanford Dally-
In order to be Interesting and up
to the latest, lt Is necessary for news
disseminated among the various Pacific Coast Collegiate publications, to
be broadcasted with speed. All editions realize this and are striving to
accomplish the Immediate exchange of
This exchange of news Is facilitated
by modern science which has given to
us the airplane. The air mall service
Is the new medium of exchange, and
we suggest that the various schools
on the Coast use the air service to
despatch their news to P.I PA. publications. We suggest this because by
experience, we find that the Pacific Air
Transport Is able to give us unlntei-
rupted and immediate service. [Ae
the air mail and we shall all profit by
tbe ready despatch of news .concerning Pacific Coast Universities.
©r«njrm Emeralb
Editor, Oregon "Emerald."
Despite what may appear on tbe
surface a most flagrant violation of
editorial confidence, we think ourselves Justified ln revealing that tho
editor of the Ubyssey has, In public,
resigned herself to the appearance of
much made-ln-Amerlca Babbitry hokum In to-day's column.
We, the compatriots of Sinclair
Lewis, are resentful, and hearing in
mind that newspapers are notoriously
disrespectful of chivalry, feel no obligation to give further foundation to
her suspicions.
Suffice It that In our candid Judgment r.U.C. has the greatest of possibilities Tho site, commanding the
superb vista of mountains across
magnificent Howe Hound, Is one destined to mould tho loftiest philosophy.
And with the support of Vancouver,
to-morrow'B busiest gateway to the
world, students of U.HC. need doff
their hats to ao one.
f.3.f.k. Eotwr
Editor, Pacific Intercollegiate
Press Association.
Hy holding tho Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association Convention
here In Vaticouvor, the University of
Hrltlsh Columbia has materially aided
this Journalistic organization.
Hecuuso of this extended courtesy,
the members of tho P.I.P.A. will bo
brought closer together, which will
make their news service more valuable
and Interesting.
On behalf ot the Association I wish
to thank tho University ot British
Columbia, Miss Tolmie, Mr. Edmund
Morrison, and Mr. Patrick, for their
cordial hospitality, and untiring
efforts, making this convention
ElaiUj Bruin
Manager, Dally Bruin
Journeying from Los Angeles to Vancouver Is probably one of the most
thrilling trips in the world, as Jimmle
Wfckizer, the editor of the "Bruin"
and myself have certainly found out.
From Los Angeles one flrst crosses
"the desert"- next the valley—then
the Shastas—then through Oregon and
Washington- and lastly to Vancouver
by boat.
During sue') a trip one encounters
all types of scenery and climate, without a doubt the most exceptional here
in the North.
utmau Jlfmterr
Whitman College  Pioneer
Fear that the present P. I. P. A.
convention being h-ld in Hotel Van
couver may be turned into a semi-
women's club meeting undoubtedly
overcame male delegates when they
discovered two women editors In their
The sincere hope is now entertained
by those same delegates that a complete disruption will not occur. Aside
from trivial complications wilh proposed dates for (lie dance In honor of
the visitors, the convention and con
ventton entertainment has been moving smoothly. Whether the Innovation
of women editors will become comparatively common in colleges and
universities, remains to bo seen, but
it may be that the sacred ranks of
the P. I. P. A. have been invaded permanently.
©. A. (J.Jferamrter
Editor, o. A. 0. Dally Barometer
A future Is a great thing If It Isn't
entirely lit the background. The University of British Columbia Is certainly fortunate lu this respect in that Its
future Is nearly all yet ahead.
The prospect of an University In
the making Is u happy one. A person
from a more settled college sees In the.
growing plant of the University of
British Columbia an opportunity—an
opportunity to put Into practice the
many new Ideas that are impracticable
for various reasons to the already
developed Institutions.
It wus something in the nature of a
stolen march on the other visiting
P. I. P. A. delegates that the representatives from 0. A. C. and the University of Oregon took when they were
shown over the campus of V. B. C„
Beverley Patrick and Ralph Brown
did the honors and wero amply rewarded by the visitors' ejaculations
over the "temporary" buildings and
the remarkable grounds and view.
As yet, all that tho visiting delegates have seen has been the material
side of the plant—buildings and
grounds, an Important yet unimportant part of any Institution. The Barometer of 0. A. C. wishes tbe University of British Columbia a continued
development lu plant and, more
especially, In the finer side of the college function.
The Evergreen
State College of   Washington.
The exterior development of Vancouver has impressed mo greatly during tho brief period of less than 24
hours since I arrived here. Hero is a
large attractive city, the extensive
development of which, though Its
rapid tran-.formatlon from a wilder-
ness is no more remarkable than the
.smaller progress in the slates of the
Pacific count, is unrealized by many
of its neighbors In the western United
Located tn such a region as this,
the I'niverslty of Hrltlsh Columbia, It
seems to me. is destined to become
one of the greatest universities, both
In numbers and ln prestige, tn western
America. I am informed that during
Its brief 13 or 14 years of existence
Its student body has grown to 1600.
In the next decade the University
should make strides of development
even more remarkable than those of
the last.
Th* Llhr,|py
HtUamrtlf (EalUglan
maaiaiaiip ■ ■ 1
Editor, "Willamette Collegian"
Having never seen Vancouver In the
daylight and never having been here
before, we still Insist that we appreciate your welcome and are going to
enjoy our stay. This beginning ought
to fulfill the requirement of the request Tor a line of "genial Babbitry,"
or plain American applesauce.
On the surface lt looks as though
the 'Ubyssey" editor Is the only
person that la going to have a vacation to-day. The Customs Inspector
at tho border when we came across,
Insisted on knowing whether or not
lt was a business trip when he was
told that we were delegates to a press
convention. Apparently It is a business trip, although we thought that
we had left tho task of preparing
copy miles behind.
This Is terrible to have to reveal
your Journalistic weaknesses In the
company of such a band of severe
critics, but It has been done. "What
has been written, has been written!
University of Idaho
"The Idaho Argonaut."
Development of a competent organization for getting newE from one
campus to another by members of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association Is the real problem confronting this convention. This can be accomplished through real co-operation
by the members.
A plan has been offered by some
members of tin* association, which la
in their estimation for the betterment
of the association In this respect. This
plan suggests the holding of tbe P. I.
P. A. convention each year ln connection with the meeting of graduate
managers, liy such a meeting, it is
said that more business would be
taken care of and more accomplished.
It Is probable thai such a meeting
could be to sonic advantage-—but
graduate managers are not usually
familiar with editorial policies and
problems. They would, without doubt,
be more Instrumental in connection
with the advertising end of the business. As for the real threshing out of
problems It can be hotter accomplished at separate conventions of the
1st English Prof—It's a disgrace the
way my students hash Bacon.
2nd     Ditto—That's    nothing;     my
pupils always roast Lamb.
—Princeton  Tiger.
•   •   •
"Pop, I want to go to college."
"What do you want to go to college
for?    The   traveling  salesmen   know
just   as good  ones." —Brown Jug.
a    a    a
"Why did  they send  Brown  to (he
insane asylum?"
"He  murdered   a   man   and   refused
to plead temporary Insanity."
-  Yale Record,
"Mother, what is that  I ramp doing
with thai  piece of wrapping paper?"
'Hush,   darling,   that   Is   a   college
graduate with his diploma."
October 17th, 1S27
P.I.P.A. Conference
Meets for First Time
at University of B.C.
Editors and Business Manes era
Diacuss the Problems of
College Journaliam
The University of British Columbia
were signally honoured on Monday
and Tuesday ot this week when delegates from thirteen colleges and universities on the Pacific coast wero
guests on tbe campus of the most
uortherly member of the Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
The student body of British Columbia welcome the visiting delegates
with "Kla How Ya!" a salute that
immediately binds them Into fellowship with this northern school.
For the first time In the history of
British Columbia the Trojan, Boar,
Cougar, Bruin, Husky, Argonaut, Pioneer, and all other members of the
conference will meet on Canadian soil
to talk over matters of interest to tho
field of journalism. It is an occasion
that will be long remembered at
U.B.C, and the friendships and mutual
understanding that always como from
a conference will bind moro closely
the one Canadian college with her
great sisters in the southland. British
Columbia has always had respect
for the great spirit and organization
of Washington, Oregon, California,
Oregon Agriculture, Southern California, Washington State, aud the
other large colleges, but with representatives of these Institutions on our
campus we cnn more closely draw tho
tie that binds every university.
The visitors may rind tho University
somewhat more unfinished nnd different than the colleges they aro representing but they must remember that
British Columbia Is yet young. The
presence of this northern school has
been as yet but slightly felt, but by
the time the next Pacific Coast conference Is held in Vancouver, there
will be noticed a broader expanse of
campus, and larger student body.
British Columbia will always welcome
the conference with open arms.
List of Delegates
Members   of   the P. I. P. A.
Conference who Attended
Monday's Conference
are as Fellows
Editor    Ridgway K. Foley.
Editor   Jamei F. Wickiter.
Editor   Fred. W. Speara,
Editor    Burton. L. Moore.
Editor   George Prior.
Editor   IrU Little.
Editor   Hugh McGillora.
Editor   Roy Matth.
Editor   Fred. C. Foy.
P. I. P. A.
Editor   George Schanbacher.
Visitors Meet in
The quest Ions of the status of editors in Chief, a Canadian Press \s-
soclntlon, and the general policy of
the P. I. P. A. were discussed at length
at Ihe meet Ing of the editors of Paid
lie Coast college publications held in
the Hotel Vancouver on Monday
In the editorial gathering Mr.
George Sehaubacher of Berkeley, took
the chair In the absence of the President, Mr. Edmund Morrison of the
U. B, C. Proceedings opened with u
few well-choseu words of welcome
from Miss Jean Tolmie, Editor-in-
Chief of the "Ubyssey," and tlie
gathering Immediately got down to
Miss Tolmie brought up for discus
slon tlie matter of .the "Ubyssey"
standing in tlie P. I. P. A. In the
event of the organization of the proposed Canadian Universities Press
Union. It wns at once made apparent that the "Ubyssey" would be fulfilling a double function by acting as
a clearing he use for both unions.
A discussion arose as lo whether
one union would be more effective,
but lt was finally decided thnt this
proposal would be prnctlcnlly Impossible because of the great distances
separating the Institutions, and the
diversity of Interests of the East and
It was left to the discretion of the
British Columbia paper as to whether
ll would maintain membership in both
An enquiry was made into the exact
duties of the Editor-in-Chief ol the
P. I. P. A. which lead to the reading
of Article two of the Constitution,
which outlines the duties of the various olllcers. Discussion arose over
the election of seniors to the cilices.
The point was raised thai, if students
in the .senior years had exclusive
rights In the editorial oftlce, none of
the present delegates could possibly
have at tended a previous conference,
and that much time would be wasted
through  inexperience.
Tlie policy ol the P. I. P. A. was
I hoi (Highly discussed. On account of
long distances, ii has been found that
very little oi ihe P. I. P. A. news was
"live" enough lor use This applied
especially   to sport.
The complaint aAn came up thai
I he a.- --octal ion duplicator much oi i he
niatioi leeeived through the I'mvi-r-j
Mi> Publicity exchange The adv is
ability ol sending clip sheets blweek
ly instead ol merely duplicating the
work done by tlie Exchange was also
Man    Say, conductor, can't you run
any faster than  litis'.'
Conductor-- Yes, 1 can, bill I have to
stay in the ear.    Drexertl.
Tourist —May   I   have   a   couple
Landlady    Are you gonna stay ben
all summer?
"Go lo the Arts '2ft Class Party,"
was the popular slogan on the night
of Monday, October 17, A little hell
on earth existed on this auspicious
occasion at Peter Pan Hall where the
dignified Seniors celebrated their
forthcoming graduations Into the cold
world, aud the warmer afterworld. In
addition tho delegates to the P.I.P.A.
Conference were given a warm reception hy the denizens of this locality,
and had an "Arts '28" of a time.
If the Into lamented Dante had
wandered into the hall he would havo
felt entirely at home with his surroundings. A devilish note prevailed
throughout with plenty of disconcerting reminders ot pitchforks, brimstone
and fiumes. A red glow suffused the
region which reminded the denizens
that the stokers' union was on the
The necessary pandemonium wns
supplied by Lee's Orchestra, that presented a tlendlsh sight, garbed as
demons. Their alcove had been transformed into the Immense Jaws of some
monster of the Infernal regions, ln
fact the only thing lucking wero the
proverbial celluloid cat and asbestos
An innovation was presented in tho
form of Lucifer H. Satan and B. L.
Xeebuh, presenting the wages of sin
to the dancers ln the shape of favours.
Dull-glow waltzes among the fires
of Hades were outstanding features
of the occasion. These proved far
more enjoyable than anything that
can lie expected of the original region.
Supper wan served early In the
evening, in order to prevent tho last
dances from being cut short. Contrary to expectation, Ihero wero no
devilled ham. hot dogs or devil cake.
During refreshment u dance demonstration was given by Mr. and Mrs.
Vaughan  Moore.
The culprits who concocted the
devilish ideas wore Doug. Telford,
Mary Cole, Audrey Robinson, Marjorie
Greig, Annie Taylor, Jack Darkness,
tiny Waddington. Albert Whltely,
and liussel! Itulger, They are assured
of warm congratulations by Ills
Satanic Majesty and all his subjects
at   some  I'liinre date.
Patrons and patronesses were Dean
M. L. Hollert, and Dean anil Mrs. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Soward and Dr.
Siudenis from many different coun
tries of the world were present at the
very successful lea held In the Faculty Dining lloom on Friday afternoon
ot i by Tbe International Club. Addresses
were made by outlining the purpose of
the club by Dean M. L. Hollert and
Dr.   Hoggs,  honorary   president,
The Htleiwe Hill.Hn*
Muck Ado About
Since the P, I. P. A. is gravely discussing student Journalism It Is the
duty of the Feature Page of tha
"Ubyssey" as one of the most original
sheets ou the North American Continent to air its viewB on the functions of a college paper.
The ordinary newspaper Babbit has
long been suffering under the strange
delusion that, news is necessary to a
University journal. Sound thinking, as
used on the Muck-n-Muck Page, will
convince him that this is not so.
Take sport news, for Instance. This
Is almost entirely devoted to accounts
of games. They are obviously written
exclusively for those students Interested in sport. But the people interested have already seen the game itself, or have taken trouble to get an
account from a friend who has. They
certainly will not bother to read the
stale Items published ln the paper a
couple or days later. It Is also obvious
that students who are not Interested
in sport will not have troubled to go
lo the game and will not bother to
read the write-ups ln the paper.
Other news Is much the same,
whether It be club meetings, debates,
Initiations or social events. Advance
notices giving necessary Information
are always on the notice boards before the paper publishes them, while
accounts of the events suffer in exactly the same way as the sport news,
they are equally stale, uninteresting
and superfluous. A child can see by
consideration of the above facts that
news Is entirely unnecessary In a college paper,
A large part of one page is devoted
to editorials. These also are unnecessary, lt has been proven time and
time again that students never heed
tbe editorials. Their present deplorable plight, their bllghty apathy and
their unregenerate following of bad
habits bear irrefutable testimony to
the above contention. Editorials In
any case are nearly always contrary
to the fixed opinions of the student
Ihi'Iv and the leaders. Added lo all
litis is the fact that no one reads editorials anyway.
Advertisements contain passing Interest to the student body If they take
the form of wise cracks. Otherwise
they possess no educative value and
are completely Ignored, except by the
merceniary minded Business Department.
The Literary corner and the correspondence column are mere excresences
of little value, and are likewise unread
by the average student. These two
departments are generally overflows
of the "Murk-a-Munk" department and
will be treated as such In the following paragraph
There Is therefore only one Department left, namely the Feature Page,
or as It Is locally and colloquatly
termed, the "Muck Pag"." This Is
really the only reason for the local
journals existence—as may be proved
first hand hy watching any student
read the "Ubyssey," in nearly every
case the first page he (or she) turns
to Is "Mucka Muck." After that the
paper Is hastily scanned and tossed
aside The Feature Page Is the only
part of the paper on which actual
cteaihe thinking is regularly In order.
The iact must be faced, thai ex
cepl oil the Feature Page the college
paper is siipei iluoiiM Hm Mfter all, Ihe
other pages must be filled somehow,
and uMll more advertisements are
forthcoming the old unsatisfactory
state of affairs must continue.


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