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Issued TvkeWeskjli h the Students' Publications Board of Tht Unbersity of British Columbia.
VANCOOVBR, B. C, NOVEMBER ft, IMS
No. 14
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tear Christmas
litely comptotod,
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lyere' Olub ts doing
AH thii eeeaott, re>
*three*act drama tor
Ire, "AUan*
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ie 1* a
ie great
jefd In
this shit
ing tourn*
i the results of which the
it shfhas pledged
it mas who can
[O Same. The village
ervene, and is
.  the gardener,
..   Im* the situation
the right young man
'i'
»d play, in direct contrast
short drama, the scene
a honae on a desolate
let character Is Wlnl*
_,_orent. Jealous, and super-
woman, Hm fears that her
la tossing tor "the world
and la thinking of leaving
old friend ot the husband's
visit them, and the woman's
rage rises to a climax which
ttld give the audience a real thrill.
Th* third on the list, "The Veil
Ufto," ls a delicate little play, with A
tdnch of the supernatural about It It
' tha alary of two o|d maiden ladies
id are Ming forced to sell their
ra* and go to the poor-house. Their
Stomcr turns oa to be tho relncarn-
Jon of an ancestor of theirs who
Bed to live ta thle very house, and
ter a ghostly Interlude, she discover* the lost Jewels, and all ends happily.
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fish la the lllypond la front
ot the Library received, a aad-
den shock Wednesday noon
when a PreehMan appeared In
their midst A protect was placed in the hands of the librarian
who promisee to do all he can ln
the ftttnre to maintain discipline
ana order In the hope of making
the lily-pond tali for democracy. The fate of the guilty
Sophomores is la the hands of
President Kllnck.
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CITT EDITOR OF STAR
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The performers hope to send their
audience home cheerful after the final
play, "Town Hall Tonight/' which is
a mirthful farce about a stranded
troupe of travelling actors wbo land ln
a little Middle-Western village minus
some of their company, and are forced to engage the janitor of the town
hall to play a role ln their highly
dramatic offering ''The End of the
Road."
Rehearsals are going busily forward,
and "Props" and "Costumes" era hard
at work, to be ready for the opening
on November 81. The following are
the casts so far as they have been
chosen, and the understudies.
Atlanta In Wlmbleton: Directed by
M. Delavault. Marjorie, Mi*s D. Mc-
Kelvle or Miss C. Cotton; Dawk, C.
Klrby or W, Whlmstor; Gardener,
B. H. Tull or % Forsytbe; Policeman,
3. Cc'eman or A. Dick; Bill, J. H. McLennan or K. Telford; Jeuks, B.
Bailey or F. Alpen; Secretary, C. Klrby or W. Whlinater.
Th* World Btayond. Directed by Mrs.
Walker. Jan, B. W. Gilbert (Understudy, K. Logan); The Stranger, J. A.
Oilson (TJnderatudr, McKay Baler);
Wlnlfreet, Miss B. Magee (Understudy, Miss M. Smythe) *, Blsbeth, Miss
M. Smythe (Understudy, Miss 8. Tisdall).
The Veil Lifts. Directed by Mrs.
Wood. Sylvia, Mis* B. Wilson (Understudy, Miss B. Crelghton); Caroline,
Miss M. Shepphard or Miss D. Mole;
Miss Cecelia, Miss M. Darnborough
(Underatudy, Miss K. Lee); Miss Lu-
cetta, Miss 0. Day or Mis* M. Shepphard; A Naval Lieutenant, R. Lend-
rum (Understudy, B. Alpen); Mn.j
Hammond, Miss A. Van Vooght (Understudy, Miss M. MoCague; an old
woman, yet to be assigned.
Town Hail Te-Nlght. Directed by
Mra. Lawrence. Mary, Miss 8. Matthl-
son (Understudy, Miss B. McLeod);
Josephine,- Miss F. Lucas (Under
study, Miss M. Patterson); Imogen*,
Miss A. Morrow; Booth, R. Collie
(Understudy, C. Klrby); Janitor, J.
Hammett (Underatudy. W. Rogers);
Henry, P. Orauer or W. Rogers.
"Way.
point of
city mail.,.,
told an audlei
Wedni
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the Vanoouver Star*
lets on Wedneadv no?nUlffi miESg
which waa hilTitt Agriculture Wi
waa attended by a group Of those
Interested fa journalism, and wai
pleasantly Informal, the listeners being encouraged to ask questions.
Mr, Clark gave the k*y*word* tor a
newspaper mmoM*%Apm" ***>
When, where, and why—and urged hie
hearers to treat all thetr subject-matter a* neffjiil" """-—*-"--**-
and to be
ties He't-.
tetestini point is jstoked out and fastened on tor a "l*ad;" which must
catch the eye and hold the reader,
who is too apt to skim over the headlines and the Srst sentences only.
"A real newspaper man or woman,
either, for that matter, must be ready
tor any kind of work: it is fatal to lit
your nerves get the bettor of you,"
said Mr. Clark, in describing some of
the assignments he had been sent
out on. He went on to explain th* different angle* which may be brought
out by different writers, and told of
writing half-a-doien leads a day tor
as many editions when Almee Semple
MacPherson was "hot news." All In
all, a reporter must have steady
nerves, a strong constitution, aad unlimited Interest in people in general.
"Always think ot your readers," the
speaker concluded, "and remember
that It better to bring a laugh than a
tear."       ^_	
Historical Society Discusses
Economic^Relations
"The three chief factors causing
the rapid growth of the United States
ln comparison to Canada are climate,
form of government and advertising,"
stated Mr. Brian Tobln in his paper
to the Historical Society at the home
of Mr. Keenleyaide on Monday evening. The subject ot the paper was
"The Economic and Social Relation of
the United States and Canada from
1788 to 1867."
Mr. Tobin proceeded to explain his
hypothesis and to bear lt out by many
examples and references to conditions
of t.vo time.
Mr. Shore chose for his paper the
political side of the same phaae and
summed up bis arguments by saying
that oh the whole the Americans did
not influence Canada to any great extent In her political development.
Cars for Brockton Parade
To tort Before Banw
Automobiles of all sorts, sites and
conditions will assemble at Connaught
Park at 1.30 p.m. Monday before bearing a horde of Varsity supporters to
the McKechnie Cnp game at Brockton Point. They will proceed to the
ground via Tenth. Caable, Hastings
and Georgia streets picking up recruit* on the way. All Vanity supporters without car* ere asked to
meet at the rendeavou* where they will
be assigned to th* different car*. The
parade will be decorated by Blue and
Oold streamers and Varsity banners
and will be headed by the newly
formed Varsity pep band, who will
dispense U.B.C. alra and aonga en
rout.
Ticket* tor the big game are on
sale In the quad., and a record number of Varaity aupportets la expected
to be on hand Monday to help the
Varaity team to Rap th* Rep and Cop
the Cup.
(mi TO (WTO.
M. CONTRACTS
Dlaousilon concerning the Publics'
tloaa Board iavcetigatlon and the for*
matlon of a University band were
the mala feature of the Students'
Ootnoll meeting held Monday evening. November 4.
Ill* recommendation* mad* by the
Oouailttoe oa the Publications Board
laveatlgatlon were adopted after a
lengthy discussion. That all major
contracts ot the Publications Board
continue to be made by Council was
the main itom ln this report.
The suggestion of rendering monthly statements for advertising, as made
by the Business Manager ol the Pub*
lioatlons Board, wa* carried out it
waa alio agreed that th* commission
on paid up advertising constitute a
total of o% and that no commissions
be paid on advertising not paid for.
The other recommendationa ot the
Committee which were adopted at tile
meeting wers that all purchase of the
Board be mad* by th* requisition ot
Oounoil, and that definite steps be
taken to increase the circulation of
the "Ubyssey."
A motion by Dunn to the effect that
Council call an Alma Mater meeting
to find whether the students wish
the gymnasium to be rented to the C.
O.T.C. was defeated.
It,waa decided to engage the Saskatchewan University swimming team
in a swimming meet with U. B. 0. on
January 10,1880.
The formation of the University
band was discussed at some length,
tbe request for 8300 tor instruments
waa refused. A motion for $37.50 to
be expended on music was carried.
FWlOO To Bo Sooflo
Of lunjorTea Dance
Arts '31 tea dance will take place
on November 16, In the Stanley Park
pavilion under the patronage ot Dr.
and Mra. Sage, Dean Bollert and Mr.
Cooke, It was decided at a Junior
class meeting Thursday noon. Tickets
will be distributed free to those of
the class Who have paid their tees,
on Tuesday and Wednesday noons of
next week at the box-office in the
square. If two hundred members ot
the class do not receive tickets the
remainder will be sold at 25c each to
the atudent body on Friday noon and
Saturday morning of next week. The
dance will be informal and members
of Arts '31 are urged to attend.
The President also reminded the
class that the gowns have arrived and
are for sale at 15.50 at the Curator's
office.
Gaum, Skits ami Dances Will Provide
Entailment for Homecoming
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Tbs annual Homecoming Jamboree will extend over tour daye and will
oompriss a varied program ranging from a theatre party to a church service.
Men'a Senior 'rA:' Basketball t*am will try th*lr skill against the Bx*
Varsity toam and the women'a Senior "A" team will struggle with the
Witch** from North Vancouver tonight at 7.80 p.m. in the gym. After the
game* there will be an Informal dance.
Les Brown, former Preeldent of the A.M.S., when interviewed by the
"Ubyssey" stated that the opening of
the new gym on Saturday, October 8,
will be a great event In the life of the
University. It marks the culmination
of a Ions Sad detortnlned effert by
FULL CrKNR FEATUftES
NOON HOUR CONCfRT
Coming Events
TO-DAY, NOV. 8—
Arte '32 Pep Meeting, Auditorium, noon.
Baaketball Gamea and Dance,
Varsity Qym., 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9—
8oecer:   Seniors,   Varsity   vs
Jantsen,   Wilson    Park,   3
p.m.
Juniors vs Burnaby, Dunbar
Park, 3 p.m.
Canadian Rugby: Varaity vs
Westminster, New Westminster. Junior* vs V.A.C.
Englleh Rugby Int. vs Frosh,
Varaity Oval, 10:30 a.m.
Opening of th* Oymnaalum by
Lieut.- Gov. Bruee, 3 p.m.
Thaati* Party, rjomaoomlng
Skit*. Auditorium, 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOV. 10—
St. Mark*, Church Service,
7:30 p.m.
MONDAY, NOV. 11—
English    Rugby:    MoKeohnle
Cup Oame, Varaity ve Vancouver  Rap.,  Brockton  Pt.,
_*4B p.m.
Canadian Rugby: Varsity vs
Meralomas, Athletlo Park,
3.S0 p.m.
Art* '32 Tea Danoe, Stenlty
Park Pavilion. After th*
game.
Inter-faculty Rowing Race,
Arts v* 8olono«, 4 p.m.
I'or the flrst tune In its history of
noon-hour recitals the entire Musical
society, including full-strength orchestra and complete choir, occupied tbe
stag*, Thursday, November 7. A novel
feature of the program was the fact
that the contributing artiste were all
new members, drawn from the freshman olass.
Opening th* program with the stirring and colorful "Viking Song." the
newly organised choir sang magnificently. The orchestra, alao strengthened by much n*w talent, accompanied the choir very sympathetically.
Following this number Miaa Gerald-
ine Nelson, alto, a recent acquisition
trom the Toronto Conservatory of
Music, sang Sanderson's "My Dear
Soul" and "Little Boy Blue" by Buckingham. Her clear enunciation and
true tone rendered her presentation
very acceptable to the audience.
Mia* Jean Tennant, A.T.C.M., a
violinist of exceptional ability, played
"Les Adieus" by Barest* With a rich
tone particularly suited to the alow,
even rythm ot the selection. This was
followed by Grieg's quaint "Grandmother's Minuet" and an encore
"Souvenir*" by Drdla. Instrumentalists desiring Instruction may obtain
it from Mis* Tennant. Applications
should be sent to room 807.
Two vocal solo*, Martin'* "Com* to
the Fair," in old Bnglish style and
Tennent's rollicking "Vagabond" were
next presented by Mas. C. Humphreys. On being recalled ^to the stage
Mr. Humphreys sang "If Winter
Comes" by Randolf. Mr. Humphreys
was the leading soloist In "Stelner's
Crucifixion" presented by St. Paul's
Choir.
Assisting the artists were Miss Jean
Fisher, Miss Gladys Watt and Miss
Edith Tomlinson.
"Three Chafers," a humorous selection, followed by "Alma Mater" by the
Choir, concluded the unusual and excellent program. Mr. Haydn Williams,
the conductor, expressed a disappointment ln the Blze ot the audience and
stated that unless a larger number
attend, the recitals will be discontinued.
Week-»End Games to Crown
Big four Rugby Season
m*m***m*e**m*m
The coming week-end marks the
climax of the Big Four season, featuring four big engagements. On Sat
urday Varsity clashes with New Westminster at Royal City, and the Meralomas and V.A.C. meet at Athletic
Park. On Armistice Day the squad-
will tangle in their final combats.
Varsity versus Meralomas at Athletic
Park and Vancouver against the Royals.
In Saturay's encounter Varsity will
find themselves confronted by a much
superior squad than the one which
they met In their first tangle with the
Royal City crew. D'Baaum, their star,
was out after the flrst few minutes
of that game, but will be in his regular position on Saturday.' However,
Varsity should have a comparatively
easy win when Its showing against
the Meralomas last week is considered.
The Monday entanglement will be
by far the hardest fought game of
the whole season. Meralomas will not
only be fighting to revenge themselves
for their bitter defeat, but also In
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the only university in Canada Sat
bw financed Its own gymoaeliuu. "At
Mils _»eat event every student
ahould be on hand to witness the pn
leeedings and to show his apprecli
lion of the significance of the
ion," stated Mr, Brown.
^.roesunrift.,
Alumni, and Buss Munn represenli
Ing the students will b* th* mal§
leatures ot the ofllcial opening of t" '
iss-WipE -^n*****
and Mr. P. l>hUip, representing t«
Minister of public Work* will
among the diaUhgulihed visitors
th* occasion.       .   •
Mr. Philip wlU deliver the ha
Of the building to Roai Munn, wij
win hand them to Chancellor R. ,
McKechnie oh befiiirW the A.M.Sif
The ceremony, will be held in th
Auditorium and afterwards tea wi
be served ln the gym. provision beimS
made for 1,000 people. The Musical
Society ha* be*tt requested to furnish
selections during the proceedings, ,
roTITUTAHI#|W,lAUn    i
Much preparation f.r Theatre Night
has been made by the-el***** and
other organisations the last week of
two with the intention that thA
year's Homecoming.|iW;h^ as sjrsaii
a success, if aot greater than past
year*. The Musical Society will pre*
ent a musical comedy entitled, u*m
its." •«in;th«Tliddieto? the Hf w«
be played by the Player's Club. T*%
Royal Egyptian Ballet of the Society
of Thoth will stage this *M»
"Anthony and Cleopatra." A typca)
Aggie skit will also be seen. Sidelight*
of the Students' Council will be shown
ln the skit "Kouucll Konfere" given
by Arts '32. "Talent?" a short playlet will be Arta '31 contribution.
"Homeooming' Horrors" will be recalled by Arta '30. Banjo Burnle and
his Freshmen Band accompanied by
Kay and her Kolleglate Khorua intend to liven up the audience.
The Auditorium Will open at 8 p.m.
and the performance starts at 8J30
p.m. The admission fee will be _Bc
Including a program. All undergraduates except. Freshmen may attend j
The Rev. A. H. Soverign will conduct a special service for graduates
and students at St. Marks Church On
Sunday, November 10, at 7.80 p.my
Every car available ln tbe Unlve
Ity will meet at Connaught Park (1(1
Avenue and Larch) on Man
tober 11, at 1.30 p.m. Led by Varsiti
fifteen-piece Pep Band the Big Para-
will wend its way to Brook-op Pot
where the McKechnie Oup game
be played between Varaity and
Rep.
At the same time the Vanity Senior Canadian Rugby team will moot
the Meralomas at Athletic Park th
the last scheduled game for the Lip-
ton Cup. It ia hoped that there will
be as good a turnout to this game ae
the other.
The Arts '38 Tea Dance, at tho
Stanley Park Pavilion, after the latter games, will mark tbe close of
Homecoming. Tickets for this dance
may be obtained trom any of the
Art* '88 executive.
nam mm »Tii_iiTtcm
Portland, Oregon — Claiming tha*
automobile* have a deleterious effect
on the health of students of both sexes
as they are an Inducement for the student to keep late hours and neglect
bis work, the University ot Oregon
has forbidden its students to operate
or rid* tn automobiles during the col-
The Unlveralty of Pennsylvania is I lege year, and reports a decided lm-
erecting four new buildings at an ap-1 provement in ihe condition ot tbe atu-
proxlmate cost of 81.400,000. dents. THE    UBYSSEY
■It'ilufrijuiii
Ceunell has provided tea for
1,000 at the gym opening, Evidently they [expect about 200
studsnt*
Bert, Pritehard
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The gowns have come, hurrah, hurrah!
And now you see them far awa',
Blowing and Mailing In the uree.e.
8ometlmes hiding crooked kneea,
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Big and small, the Seniors all
Float around most gaily,
The Junior*, too, Sophomores few,
Trip In their new gown* dstly.
Ill
Th* Freshmen look on wistfully,
And think of that glad day
Whin they will Dap so blissfully
(Without the green beret.)
a;..a   :■•■#;.' ;
In many folds of black broadcloth,
Draped round like eheete of toam,
Their glory all displayed outside
And naught inaide thetr dome.
—J.M.
HOMECOMING
Homecoming
Haa come.
The gradB
Are
Among us.
And so
Thoth Ballet girls .
Caper
And Freshettes
Br*—
Oh well....
And Arts '80, '81 and '83
Practise frantically
All over the place
—Even in th* Pub.
And the Musioal Society
Bursts into frensied octavity
And the Frosh
Wander about
Waiting for their chance
Ot seeing a real rehearsal
And the grads
Gradually appear,
Looking around furtively
In the nope •
Of meeting
Someone they know.
And on Theatre Night
Oh why ahould I bother,
Everybody will be there
Anyway. .
BiffwTiMteP^TwofiMis
(Continued from Page 1)
a laat effort for the championship.
The league poaltlon at preaent le
this: Vancouver and Meralomas are
tied for first place with seven points
each, Varaity has six.
To have a chance at all for the
championship title, Varaity must win
both of its encounters. In that case,
Meralomas will automatically be eliminated. Varsity will win the league
if Vancouver ls beaten in either of
Ita gamea. If Vancouver wins one and
ties one then Varaity and Vancouver
will have to playoff for the league
honor*.
Varsity ls all ready for both gam**.
The toam will unfortunately be without the services of BUI Latta, star
quarter, but has several good substitutes primed to take his place. The
halves Shields, Dirom, Patterson,
Rhodes and Grauer ar* all in first-
class condition. The line Is prepared
to prove their right to the sobriquet
of "the stone-wall defense."
University Book Store
Hour* i 9 a.m. ta 5 p.aa.1 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.**.
Loose-Leaf Note Books. Exercise Booka sad Scribblers
at Reduced Prices
Graphic and Engineering Paper, Biology Fapsr.
Loose-Leaf Refills, Fountain Peng and Ink.
Pencils aad Drawing Inatnueents.
Crepe Paper for Masquerades, etc.
ALL YOUR BOOK SUPPLIES SOU) HEBE.
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net to be near P.Q.O. wh*n he
•••• page 18 ef this l**u*.
ii'i  nif.i.fM-Sadi
k jrrtBtpttatt'a Brunt
last night I dreamed a wondrous
dream
'twas filled with toy sublime
I clean forgot the dread exams
that come at Xtnaa-time
I dreamed I made a coup d'etat
Ih South American Copper
the bankroll grew by leaps and
bound*
it sure became a whopper
I bought a snappy Cadillac
and breesed around the town
became a campus figure
of tame and far renown
I dreamed I made tbe rugby toam
I was their captain bold
and iron more shiny medals than
my manly chest could hold
my coon-skln coat sure made the
girls
it knocked them off their base
the lads stood around and gaaed
with awe
at my terrific pace
I got the part of leading man
in the annual play
my acting brought great gobs of
praise
in press reviews next day
then from the back of a rosy cloud
appeared the kindly Dean
and aald my boy we need you here
your technique's simply keen
I never failed to miss a clash
at least three time* a week
took long cgr*rid«s at every chance
and joined a snappy clique
but time flowed on and on and on
till came the Xmas grind
at last the final marks came out
the chills ran down my spine
would I wear a victor's wreath
or would a flunk be mine
history fifty-two I read
my heart gave quite a leap
English fifty-five oh boy
my gratitude was deep
fifty-three in French I read
I passed in math o.k.
I heaved a mighty thank the Lord
'twas all that I could say
but down the Hat I stopped and
stared
gone my skies of blue
I knew at once it was a dream
I'D PASSED IN PHYSICS 2
-R. COLLIE
Coise Rehoisals
Last night
I helped to present
Skits
Before the wide-mouthed
Frosh.
But they
Only saw
The outside of the curtain
Whereas I
Waa inside
And Eric North
Was running about
Pushing his glasses In front
And Bromiley
The Precocious Bromiley
I say, the PRECOCIOUS Bromiley
Was also present
Propping tbe scenery
With his back.
And Sinjin Madeley
In charge of th* scenery,
Spent his tlmo
In not being
In charge of the scenery.
But about that time
One of tbe Thoth Ballet gtrla
In a beeyoottful diaphanous er—-
Robe
At least I think It was a
Robe,
Well,—
Anyway
She looked lonely
And all that
But
Aw-~to cut It ahort
It was a he.
So I shooed her,
That Is him
Over to the
Precocious Bromiley
And went
And helped
Arta'33 make up.
e
Are Saying
Prof. Clark*—When I go on my
visiting tour 1 suppose the
janitor will handle thia class.
Prof. P. O. C—These conversation* aeem phoney to me.
Caf. Manager—-Th* coffee seems
to be going blue in the cups.
"Dec" Stdgwlek—Bosht  Piffle I
Tripe! Balderdash 1 ad Infinitum.
Profeesor Days   Now alt down
and be good children.
Prof, ftoeerteon—Be quiet, my
good woman.
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Oriatl She's got all our cos-
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Isrl Vane* — Ram, Sam, Sla,
Boom, Bam, Ram, Sam, Brother!
The Preeectou* Bromiley—Yah I
I thought you weren't coming
to eur tea dance,
Prof**sor Day-,    The  parson
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growing so fast diet it will boom be tea times th* ns*
it was 23 yearo ago. More and more people make th*
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8. C. M. Iptoresl will be focused
upon visitor* next Week. Of vital interest to th* Movement is the visit
of Dr. John R. Mott, who is universally known among the Student Christian Movements of the world. Or.
Mott will speak in Aggie 100 on Nov*
ember 16. Attendance at this masting
will b* by Invitation.
A visitor to tbs S.C.M. will be Mr.
0. Brooks, National Osneral Secretary,
who arrive* on Wednesday, November
18. remaining until the following Hon-
fiie outstanding event of Mr,
Brooks' visit will be the week-end
conference, whioh will be held on
November 18 and 17 at Copper Gove,
There will be prejent alao another
visitor, Mr. R. B. Q, Davis, who rep-
resento the Y.M.C.A. on tbe National
Oommlttoe ot the Canadian Movemeat.
The party will leave Vanoouver at
8.80 Saturday, returning Sunday evening. Tho** who Intend to go are re-
Seated to alga ae soon ee poastbl* at
e notice board In Audit 818. where
further detail* are Mated.
All those connoted with the S.C.M.
ar* asked to watehlh* notice boards
oioeely during the next week, aa various program announcement* will bs
ported.
Ua B. C. Exchange Student at McGiil
College Life
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A movement has been launched to
organise graduates who are Interested
in the Sludent Christian Movement
into a definite body, and for the present a committee composed of Mildred
Osterhout, Bvan Fullerton and Und*
aay Black, will endeavour to bring the
S.C.M. grads. together aad start them
moving. Any graduate concerned whir
is uncertain that his name, address
and phone number ire in the handset
the commute* should communicate
this information to h. M. Black, fflt*
88rd Ave., W„ Vancouver,
POUND
Will the person who left hi* pen on
desk 808, Soience 818, call for same at
book-store.
PINDRR.
SdUhfrtip ttitrHti
Scholarship holders fire requested
to get their scholarship cards, without delay, at the Registrar's Office.
Cheques will be issued on November
18, if card* are returned by that date.
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Beauty Hints
Solomon--supposedly a wise guy-
is accredited with having aald
"Beauty 1* in the eye of th* beholder."
We interpret that a* meaning that
some girls look good to some fellows
and not to others. Well, that's all
right; but we further Interpret lt as
a slam at ua. When a girl comes out
of our shop ahe looka good to all beholders—and we don't mean maybe.
Why waste time looking for that
beat beauty shop? We have It—and
can give you "IT". That settles that
argument
Montreal, P.Q., Oct 88, 18#.
Editor "Ubyssey"
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Sir:
I am submitting the following observations on McOlll University and
ita college lite, a* U.B.C.'s Exchange
Student at Mooill. I am now well set*
tied and am finding thing* very inter*
••ting and novel. People have been
*ery good to me, particularly those of
the McOlll Dally staff, and 1 eft con*
staatly becoming eegeainted with new
phaaee of atudent'a actlviti**.
It I* hardly aeceeeary for me to eay
that thing* here are Quito different
from thlnga aa w* know them at U.B.
0, flrat of Importance la th* fact that
McOlll is considerably older than our
University. It was founded over a
hundred yean ago, by the Hon. James
McOlll, a leading merchant and citl-
ssn of Montreal, who by his will dated 1811, begu*ath*d hi* property »nd
a *um of mou*y for th* Mtobllshment
of a college. Though there wa* acme
difficulty at first and a »**mlag lidi
of public Interest, the University wa*
finally brought Into being, aud I* today, as w* know, among thi heel on
thi continent Many of th* buildings
and much additional property are gift*
donated la *ube*quent years, by prominent and publlc-sptritod m*n.
The. campus, however, to little over
on* *lghth th* else of U.B.O,'*, and
to make thla contrast even more pro*
nounoed, there are more and larger
buildings on tt It Is very beautiful
though;   the  approaches  from   thi
Sua are lined with huge oahsi and
it outside the Arts building i* the
memorial to Jam** McOlll amidst
shrubs on a triangular plot. Though
thare are large lawn* there are ho
signs "Keep oft the Grass!" tor th*
unknowing Freshmen,
^ The University la situated right in
the city, the Satis being only a tew
block* from the shopping district.
Thii Of oourse is a great i*onvenl*hc*i
though ln another sens* it li not the
best of locations,
I Was surprised on discovering that
the enrollment in Arts Is little over
twelve hundred; the difference be*
tween McOlH's thr*« thousand and
U.B.C.'* nineteen hundred Itudent* is
made by the additional faculties here:
Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Music, etc.
There is no open rivalry between the
faculties—none, at least, that would
lead to any such thing as our Arts-
Science battles.
Interesting among the difference*
between the two Universities, ie the
petition of th* women atudent*. Coeducation Is not practised as extensively here as at U.B.C.; aid on* can
notice In odd things, a faint touch
of a spirit ot enforced toleration on
the part of the men. Some classes are
•till held in the Royal Victoria College, which is the headquarters for
the women; and there, all their or*
ganlaatlena, which tor the most part
are entirely separate from those of the
men, meet. Soraritles are not permitted on the campu*. Tha^wosofB have
no representation on the Students'
Counoil, and Of course tbe Undergraduate Societies are quit* independent
Of each other. Even In the, class organisations th* women function entirely
separately from the men.
There la no Frosh Initiation, that
having beon abolished quite recently,
and the froah Reception gtvge way
to what is called the Converait At
this function oonvereattona tahe the
place of dances, programs ar* filled
out Just ee at a dance; no Introduction* ar* necessary s so take year
cholee. It I* intended primarily for th
freshmen
churs*
and  p-reohettee,  bat of
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StS QremviUe St.  *  *  Sey. 4$9$
U.RC* Students
For Convenience, Service and Satisfaction
Your Nearest Valet
The Bay Cleaners
and Dyers
CORNER ISth ft SASAMAT
(At flu* Terminus)
Dry Cleaning, Dyeing,
Alterations, Remodelling
Repairing
By Kx-perieneed Tailors
Moat of th* University dancee aad
other affair* ar* h*ld la th* "McOlll
Union," a building Just outside thi
campus. It IS r*ally th* Social oentre
Of the college, and consists of tea
room, ball room, billiard room, tuck
shop,  cafe,  reading  room,  beeidee
8M&LWiff£&
quarters for tha m*n, and a greet stir
ii aroused whenever any women no*
ituree within it* preetnoto other (Kan
for the purpose of dancing o* toads*.
They have a good ayatote hire
for securing student's support of ath*
lettce and lor gitttng larg* tambata
at th* game*. A unlvertar t*« Ut li
.and   thla,   am«.ng  other.
iem*«. A ttnlv_ri*r fee U
tSw^snUUfs on* to atJSTOl g*m*i
thi|ra li heen competition with Ofe
arlo unlvei    '      ^
tend here.'
arlo universities. These games aid
"L*i& "■■■■ ***»*>
Cechnt* cup and ^,r^,.:
- toneh larger crowdi W
*a*a
whd here. There is, of course, a large
alumni still intorestod in old MoaUL
But the studanto, th*ta*^v**, ar* wan
orgsniwd, aUanding en ma***, and
*«p^lfeatoree>e ml^t hotel The
SaOiirbi^ i^eto sections before
e ga^e and at Om eij-f**! iv*eb-
men »r* oonacriptfd for u*b*rlng, ,
Athletica mWf well organised,
had ar* governed by $ board, respen-
aibl* In no way to the Students' Council, Its members are mad* up of alumni, faoulty, and students, so If anything the Studento' Well is one
peg below it other Mint a.UVitlie
are organised and responsible direct*
ly to the Student*' Council; lMtoad.Of*
as with us. indlrejetfy tbrnngh the Lit-
it conslnt* of a nresldent a paid a*c-
r*ti^.ttea*ur*n And repreaenUtlves
of the McOlll Union Daily and eaoh of
the sevih taqultlei.
There is a large number of U.B.C.
men attending hare, perbapa forty or
fifty, and we are planning a big T
quet for Home Coining week; W
will hear from ua then. I ant Joined
wishing you success in your Home
Coming events.
Sincerely,
ALAN T. CAMPBELL
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Phone: Pt.G.118
f. T. V**k
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Itew Canpis Devolopnients
Greet HMmooming Brads
Green lawns, atepplng-stone patha,
and new rockeries bordered with
shrubs and trees will greet Homecoming graduatee when they explore the
U.B.C. campus at Point Orey thla
year.
Under the able supervision of Prof.
F. B. Buck of the Horticulture Department, campus developments have
made rapid stride*, with the main
efforts being at present eoneentrated
around the new gymnasium.
When the task of landscaping the
University was undertaken over three
years ago, It waa expected that at
least Ave sessions would elapse before any striking results could be
shown. So rapid has been the progress, however, tbat first-class roads,
patha and landscape plantings will be
completed ln two weeks' time.
Some of the features that graduates
will notice around the library are the
lawn areas, about four acres in extent, which have added greatly to the
beauty of the building. A faculty putting-green haa been established on
theae lawns, and Is now open for
play. A stepping-stone pith from the
library to the gymnasium leads past
on* of two large "rockery area*,"
which will be fully completed early
next spring. The work of planting
these areas is now In full swing. It ia
expected that they will eventually
contain one of the foremost collections of Alpine and other rockery
plants to be found anywhere on the
continent. Already several rock-plant
enthualaata have promised donations
to make the collection fully representative.
Science graduate, will And that
thetr old stamping ground* have not
been neglected. The area around the
engineering buildings were prepared
thla summer for completion ln the
autumn. Some work will also be attempted around the Federal Forestry
Ex-Council Member
Sends Greetings
Greetings to the University of British Columbia and especially to the
nlaaa ot '33 whioh 1 have never met
I am taking thla opportunity of Homecoming weekend to write and keep
in touch with U.B.C. I would give anything to be ln Vancouver for thi*
week-end, to be at the baaketball
game and dance, whioh I proeume is
planned as usual, and especially at
Theatre Night
Although I can't be with yon thi*
year 1 wish to send my greeting on
this great occasion of Home-coming.
I wish the Oommlttoe on Home-coining
every success. This affair ia bdeomiag
a tradition which should keep tihe undergraduates of tbe University of British Columbia together In spirit If
not in body. Tradition mean* hack-
ground. It means even more. It means
rootc. And not one of us but deifr-ee
a feeling of permanence In thii msbr
Ing world, something to cllna to*
something in which we may have
faith. Let us build up our traditions
of our University and to each one ot
you:
Tuum Est,
Your* _ln-*r*ty/
MARY J. CARTBR
ArtoJM.
Buildings.
Th* Classes of '88 and '28 have dona
their share ln Improving the campus
by their valedictory gifts of stono.
seats In front of the library.
Indignant Man (who has leaned
against a newly painted rail): Why
don't you put "Wet Paint" on that
Painter:    I Just did.—Ex.
rail?
•    *    a
College Lad (arrested for speeding):
"But your Honor, I am a college boy."
Judge: "Ignorance doesn't excuse
anybody!" —Ba. £   1
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EPiToa-IN-Q«IBF-Roderlck A. Pllkington
idltorl-l Staff
Assistant Editor**
Associate
Sport Editor; Fred
Uterary Edi
Tlameworlh
..b'SrW
Bjwwna-
Iton Rp
Jaan Woodworth
„A«oy._ Ronald Oi
.llefn and Dorla Bai
ran than*
Barton
iitort Marjorie McKay
Advertising Managers
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^ BurineM Manager: Byron Edwards
Jbkn.W. Fox . dlwuKlon Ma
rorinw. rox . circulation Manageri William Uw*en
Buslnesa Aaalstanti Oordon Bennett
gS!tor**for*tn*.!**u*
Senior: Jwin Woodworth
Asaoolatesi basal* Robertson, R. arnntham
Aaslatanti Jean McDIarmltl
DE ALUBNI8
From the four comers of the earth the grads are coming
back at Homecoming, arid tor all their many years of experience
In the turmoil of the {treat unknown they are still typical U.B.C.
students. They arrive eager and willing to enjoy whatever entertainment ls prepared lor them and to go home when It Is over.
They attend Homecoming but do not tale part in U.
The Alumni Association is the organization of graduates,
Its membership is or should be bigger than that of the University,
yetiinoe Homecoming was inaugurated the Grade have never
preientod a single skit at Thoft^ro flight.
ABHbmecOming Is condtltMted at present, lt is a glorified pep-
meeting put on by the undargraduates mainly for their.own
benefit, to whioh graduates are admitted, Tea dances and special
basketball games are no doubt enjoyed by all, but aa far as the
itudenti are concerned, the Alumni might juat aa well be absent,
Tbe mere presence of a number of strangers Is not sufficient to
Impress the undergrads with a feeling of comradeship or rever-
ence for their predecessors.
We have no doubt that the Alumni are a large and well-or-
ganUed body, keeping in close touch with Its members by regular
dances, banquets and other re-unlona, But as far as the undergraduates are concerned, the Alumni might juat aa well be in the
next world. Except in the very laildable matter of gym eauip-
meht there Is no co-operation between grads and undergraas.
■■ ■,> Still, perhaps, the present state of affairs is preferable to
the graduate oligarchy which rules certain southern universities.
The complete dominance of campus affairs, especially athletics,
by paunchy old men who inflate their own self esteem by watch-
ing other men win games for their bid college is a thing to be
avoided
That li a future prospect so remote that it warrants but
slight attention at present.
0»E OREAM OOME TRUE
With the official opening of the newly-constructed gymnasium on Saturday afternoon the history of U.B.C. will nave
reached another milestone. Por several 'years the students have
Htrlven for a possible gymnasium, and time and effort have at
last made it a reality.
Tho formal ceremony in the gymnasium will be remembered
by those preaent as one of the significant features in the development of this University, and It ia desirable that the students
attend in large numbers In order to show their appreciation of
the efforts which have made thia building possible.
a 8ft.ee the fall of 1925, wljin the University took up residence
ln the buildings on the Point Grey Site, efforts have Men made
by the Student Body to arrange for the construction of a gymnasium on the campus.
In the session 1926-1927 the Students' Council took definite
steps toward securing this building. A scheme was submitted by
which it was proposed to borrow a sum of money from the Provincial Government at a nominal rate of interest. The Alma
Mater Society approved tbe plan, but the government refused the
loan.
It was then suggested that the government build the first
unit of a permanent gymnasium, but this proposition was declined by the government. Next, a suggestion whereby the Alma
Mater fees be raised per student ln order to provide funds for
the erection of a gymnasium by the flotation of bonds, was rejected by the Board of Governors.
It was, only toward the close of last term that final arrangements were completed by Council whereby the construction of a
gymnasium was made possible. The patience and perseverance of
Students' Council and the Student Body had won out against the
opposition of the government.
The completion of the gymnasium will be regarded in future
as "one of the landmarks in the history of the University," but
will It not also be placed, along with the victory which the Cairn
represents, as one of the lasting traditions of our Alma Mater?
Cfas* end Gmmttn
WftrtWs UtefAr* Society
Miss Laura Holland, manager of
the Children's Aid Society, Will apeak
on "Operiings in Social Welfare
Work" at a meeting of the Women's
Literary Society to be held Tuesday,
November 12, at 12.18 in Aggie 106,
Last year in her vocational lecture
Mi*s Holland emphasised that "social work is the sum of all the •Sort*
tf society to take up* Hi own slack."
and it is expected that she Will further expand this theme at the leoture on Tuesday. She will also give
the women a practical account of th*
work involved, and a general Idea of
the reimbursement Which may be
expected.
Miss Holland was active In social
work oversea* and ln the City of Toronto. She is also well-known as a
writer and lecturer.
•was-sa-a_a*aaaaasi«
Radio Club
Meeting will be held In Room 108,
Ap. Be, noon, November IS. Mr. Logle
will speak on "Loud-speakers," Every-
one Interested is invited.
',,...,'■ La Canadlenne
Ths next meeting of ta Canadlenne
will be held at the home of the honorary preeldent, M. Delavault, 4688
Weat Thirteenth Avenue oh November
If, at 4 p.m, All members are re*
<J*reetad,toAttendAi^;?,;S'Ha *
<'»  ,I!;11M*#>A'A    "
■>.....th    B*.iGaiS)%e'-<-:'
->;*Kevent of great ihtereet totnany
will be the coming of Dr, Mott, founder of the World Student Christian
federation, to our University in the
near future. He will speak to a small
group of students; any Who are particularly interested are advised to get
In touch with some momUer of the
executive.
Another coming event of special
note will be the week-end cithp which
the S.C.M are holding at Copper Cove,
Whyteclif., on NOVetdber .« and 17.
•Me genera) 8,C,M. Secretary, Murray
Brooks, is to be present as a leader.
Our graduates %rb' fltfrdially invited.
AH those desiring to come are asked
to sign the list In the S.C.M. room.
Varsity Christian Union
On Tuesday last the Varsity Christian Union heard Mr, T. R, Rowe of
China who garSAn account of his experiences as a missionary In that
country, The power ot Christ had been
shewn, said the speaker, in the many
crises which confront the missionary
and the appeal of the goapei to the
Chinese is a* atrong a* ever.
Next Tuesday the Union will be addressed by, Ms. A. T. Walton In Art*
205 at 12.10. All atudenta are invited
to attend. The subject will ft be an
nounc "*
toH nre
Snd steady
SU possible
e. lectures of
fpd to
sy perform
Biological Discussion
Club
A meeting of the Biological Discussion Club will be held on Tuesday,
November 12, at 8 o'clock at the home
of Clifford Carl, 3830 7th Avenue W.
W. Roach will give a paper on "Genetics in Poultry."
L' Alouette
The next meeting of the Alouett*
Club will be held at the home ot Mlas
Dallas, 2041 ISth Avenue Weat, on
Tuesday. November 12th, at 8 o'clock,
Tak* the Broadway Weat car to
Maple Street and walk south to 15th
Avenue.
An Invitation Is extended to all graduate membera of the Club.
Letters Club
The Letters Club will meet on
Tuesday, November 12, at the home
of Mra. L. J. Ladner, 1560 King Edward Avenue. Jean Woodworth will
give a paper on Maurice Hewlett.
ttent}. The subject will*be
ceft en ft* notice" IddWEO
Philosophy Club
Barbara Pelton and Marjorie McKay delivered papers to the Philosophy Discussion Club oh Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock, November the
6th, at the home of Dr. Plloher on
McOlll Drive. Miss Pelton's paper
dealt with a general discussion on
psychology and Miss McKay's on the
relative importance of herodity and
environment. Both papers provoked
a great deal of Interesting discussion.
Tho meeting closed with a vote of
thanks to Dr. Pilcher and the speakers of the evening.
Notice from Council
Professor* have complained that
there has been too much, noise in the
halls and corridor*-during lector**.
Students are reminded that absolute
silence must be kept during the lecture periods.
Classics Club
Two papers were delivered at the
Wednesday meeting of the Classics
Club, held at the home of Mis* Olive
Mouat Miss Kay Cummlng spoke on
"What the Romans Knew About the
World," and ahowed evidences ot
careful preparation. Mr. Harold King
delighted the gathering with "Early
Roman Religion" which he read In
his own Inimitable style. Refreshments and discussion rounded off a
pleasant evening.
Mosaics and Frescoes
Illustrate Lecture
By Preeldent Klinck
President Kllnck gave an interesting exhibition of his reproductions of
famous European Masterpieces to the
membera of the Art Club on Wednesday afternoon. The evolution in painting could be traced from the twelfth
century down to tbe present day.
President Klinck pointed out that
with the increased knowledge of the
human form came a marked advance
toward* the more life-like , and the
more natural, He remarked on the
noticeable progress In the artist'* conception of motion and of the Christ
Child. The latter, for several centuries, was painted »* a miniature man,
but In more recent times as a young
child, The brief talk waa Illustrated
by many Interesting reproductions ot
old Mosaics, freacoes, and paintings
on canvaa among which were some of
the beet examples of Michael Angelo,
Raphael, Titian, Leonardo da Vlncl,
Botticelli and Luinl,
If
compefillpu I
bents of TtudSnt o
The Editor otaHtossey., .-,,,- m
a Dear Slf Jm[ I %m3
a very Important hail squarely and
vigorously on the head. I And It very
difficult to justify the existence ot a
University which ls, aa you say, "A
glorified high school." From the point
th* dreary, time wasting, passive and
enervating attendance at lectures,
compelled by tbe University authorities, would be bird* to imifin*. A cor*
respondsnee course is infinitely sup*
fs much WrrWnhU^^ °o"
specific knowledge, v|ittc| it Involves
the growth of l*M»ecitlv*( toleration,
breadth of vision snd a wide rang* of
intellectucl interest* whioh will keep
th* mind continually growing throughout the course of life, the University
has a moat Important part to play.
By bringing together in friendly Intimacy men of w|a\elyj dlgerent-bgck-
ground*, Interest*, aim* and attitudes
of mind it should be able to supply
th* student with an unaquaUed opportunity to acquire those qualities of
mind which mark a truly educated
man, Thf, frivtlop qff many, .minds
should cause'eaoh ml
and burn with the
flame ot love of, wjsdi
that attendance a
. . ., . should e$
catch fire?
But how can a        ...  .  „..
ttrtrnefunction whlrtrlM»lfl,t i**.'
aess* a, COMMON Room? Notice (say
COMMON room, not an •» Artsmen's
Pig at*.nor a Soiencemaa's Smoke
^#S_w*
university is the eehtr* bf It* .Oclal
life, it is the placfe where two or
three rusy gather tngethet. awl ,sta_t
the sparks flying, it le a big comfortable room with plenty of seteei, armchairs, periodicals and perhaps aah,
trays. In shoft^fce. w^eW
one feels at "home ape where sociability and smoke' lead to Argument
And argument to thought. M such a
Common R*w$ Artan_en may get
idea* from ScUnbemen and the Set*
encemen may even learn a little from
Arts, surely a state of affair* prefer*
able to their present relftti.'nshlp
whioh appear* to be\tiom<nated by a
passion for acquiring each others
pants. However, in, all .seriousness, I
would siy that an Institution Which
does not posses* a real oommon room
has no rlghtto thi hami'dtiMvers-
ity, aihee Without f Common tWmt ft
*&*9***i*r*i2*m*t{mi
'This university spirit which sc
many of us are eig*r to aee fostered
at U.B.C. is a subtle and elusive thingl
difficult to influence, but'one thing is
certain and that Is. that a Common,    ..__-
Room worthy qf the name is the most ion* It^Slif
congenial soil which cdn be found for7 spedlal aptlf
it Wtthout such a Common Room it
cannot possibly develop Into a healthy
and vigorous plant Which will bean
fruit in Its season. The University
Authorities should certainly provide
such a room since it ranks with the'
Library, as one of the fundamentals
of any real university, but as this
cotmlderatlon is not likely to weigh
very heavily with them, would It not
be feasible for the student body to
get a Common Room for iteelt somewhat In thu same way that it got Us
Uymna.lum, Ian institution which in
comparison is a mere luxurious htll)?
The question is surely of sufficient
Importance to warrant a full strength
student drive.
Your* very sincerely,
PRANK WILSON.
Bdltor "Ubyssiy"*    a #■
Dear Sir: >;'
I wish to thank you for the apf*
usement, you afford m» In yo|r
policy of being your brother's keepaft
Your effort* are as a dog baying It
the moon. And uauilly th. dog's barK
though loud and wonderful ta hlms.lt,
is a mere thin note of impertinence
to the moop; grid to u* A rather pa^
tnetlc noise, 7      Tj
You bemoan the laftk of Initiate1
and originality within the Itttdel
la In your office the lack is moat <e%
plorabl*. I request thst you clsi '
your  own  housi,  the  condtUcn
W****^a*\aWaa%**n,
body. Perhaps' yin do ntet'tMsh W
Mdltor-in-Chlef, But you are tlreeenS:
and banal in -tailing the old aid stow
ot students and their sleep. SurelS
your admirable vefci hi* ^eifer
range than one flat note,
• Vou are liMleed origlnsi. agata.,
When you assume that the student
bpdy should be, wide-awake and do?
•uuuv vvu-iuvr^i
'1
Editor's Note-  In endeavoring tq
arouse the atudent body, we recogulM
the force of ¥, X's simile of, ths do*
baying at'the moon, for the moon ti;
widely known se the "dead plehat*' X
Our "untidy Pub" policy Is dictated),
by true philanthropy - keeping tbd
wolf of unemployment' ttsm Ihe door,'
idftheianltoFw^r* I;
«i The pleasures of ^contented torpor,'
■0o a matter of-ttKHvidual opinion,
with the majority on the aid* ot Y.J.
'mMtmmmaomxBSm^
umni Int of taimsi' \
mm*n*wa HFeFW*'-*^*' -*f»*«iBIP»llW^s* ■ • *•
"The doqr ot the business world !*('
to-day only ajar for women, and to
open it completely le their task," stat-1
ed Miss Bdwardo in the course ot an -,
address i>efo|e;4l|e.|v|4^. TuosdayJ
noon. Women ire a! the present ttmeij
pioneers in this d*W..and to ensure;!
success must look to the support oft!
other worn*  '""*""   - -* ■ -  —
The  bualhem
opportunity
cal test and'
>W iw i
lies th*
mind demonstrating thla qunlUy that
proves a success. A university edu
cation, Miss Edwards said, is merely
the opening of a door to future Initiative.
Competition is the fundamental'
term of busine.., and Is what gives
continual stimulus to a business career. The numerous departments in a
store such as the Office, Personnel,
and the Merchandising Department,
afford great opportunities for specialized talent. ,
In conohtslon, Miss Edward stated
that what everyone most dealred waa,
quoting i Emerson, "A cpawblal ,pMU-r
patioa iflth i^ehseoti|dpP|^| >,j
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They com* in model* to suit every type. Single aad ©oubl*-
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War~Cioilixation-Educatlon
OHIO WAR ended eleven years ago, but it is still the subjeot of
much literature. Two recent publications that are ranked
among the beet war books are 'All Quiet On the Western
Front/ and 'The Case of Sergeant Qrisha.' 'Journey's End,'
a very outstanding play, has its Bcene in the trenches.
'All Quiet On the Western Front* (Little, Brown, and Company,
translation by A. W. Wheen) ia by Erich Maria Remarque, a young
German of French ancestry. "Last year he wrote this book, without
deliberation, out of hli own and his friend's war experiences," we are
informed on the wrapper, The Manchester Guardian calls it 'the great-
gfit of all war books,1 and it has been highly praised in Germany and
ths United States.
The book deals with the life of a common soldier in the German
army. It does three important things i it shows the terrible effects of
tha war oh boys who we?e plunged Into it from school and unlveralty \
it brings the horrors of the war home to the reader as no book haa
done before i and it does muoh to modify the War hatreds and prejudges wWdhmMypetyieetlU^h^^
Speaking of the future of his generation, the writer saysi "We will be
superflous even, to ourselves, we will grow elder, a few will adapt themselves.
some others, will merely submit, and most will be bewildered," They win be
aim.***, broken, burnt out, he believes. The generation hefore them bad homes
Sd callings to return to, but the younger men were rootless. The next _*n«r_.
h 5.11 not understand them^ Jw* Wfli be pushed aside.
One knew the war wai a bloody, muddy, shattering, deadly business, but
this book, In Its powerful simplicity, makes all the horrors of those day* vary
Mil add almost personal experiences for Its readers, The style is plain and
forceful. The vividness of the story is enhanced by the use of the first person,
the present tense, and short sentences. Some passage* are very beautiful—
true poetry In unconventional form. The narrative Is colored by no imperialism, no trappings of glory, but simply by the feelings and the point of view
of a cotttjhon private.
■ We Sara the attitude of the average German soldier and find him quite
human. Tha following passage illustrates this, and is Interesting for dther
•waieni.
"But what I would like to know," says Albert, "Is whether there would
not have been a War If the Kaiser had said No."
"I'm sure ot thla muoh," I Interject, "he waa against lt from the first."
"Well, if not him alone, then perhaps If twenty or thirty people in the
world had said No."
"That's probable," I agree, "but they damned well said Yes."
"It's queer, when one thinks about it," goes on Kropp, "we are here to
{roteot our fatherland, And the French are over there to protect their father-
add. Now, who's in tbe right t"
"Perhaps both," say 1, without believing It.
"Yes, well now," pursues Albert, and I se* that he means to drive me
Into a corner, "but our professors and parsons and newspapers say that we
are the only onos that are right, and let's hope so*, but tbe French professors
Slid parsons and newspaper* say that the right is on their side, what about
"That . don't know," I say. "but whichever way It is there's war all the
Same and every month more countries coming in."
Tjad.n reappears. He is still quite excited and again joins the conversation, wondering just how a war gets started.
"Mostly by One country badly offending another," answers Albert with a
slight sir of superiority. 1
Then Ti»den pretends to be obtuse. "A country? I don't follow. A mountain In Germany cannot offend a mountain ln France. Or a river or a wood
ore field of wheat."
"ArC you really as stupid as that, or are you just pulling my leg?" growls
Kropp. "I don't mean that at all. One people offends the other—"
"Then I haven't any business here at all," replies TJaden, "I don't feel
myself offended."
" . . . . almost all of us are simple folk. And In France, too, the majority
of men are labourers, workmen, or poor clerks. Now just why would a French
blacksmith or a Franch shoemaker want to attack us? No, lt is merely the
rulers .... They weren't asked about it any more than we were.''
*       *       *
Another of the "lost generation" who has become a writer ie Henry
Williamson. A few weeks ago, under the heading "Outstanding Book of the
Year," the Sunday Province reviewed bis book "The Pathway." (Jonathan
Cape and B. P. Dutton ft Co.) A. Ermatlnger Fraser, the reviewer, says: "In
the month of August, 1914, Williamson was an unusually shy, sensitive and
immature schoolboy of seventeen. His little native village ln Devon was in
(Continued on Page i)
The
Patch-Maker
The Poet and the Pharoah
A Tale of Ancient Egypt
Hat-ahep-sut, Pharoah of Upper and Lower Egypt, Mistress of the
Upper Nile, Beloved of the Gods and of one Blood with Them, sank
wearily down and permitted her ladies to remove the heavy double
crown and stiff wig.
"Iras!" she called. "Bring your harp and sing to me!"
Iras, the favorite of the Queen, the most beloved of her nieces,
approached.
"I will sing ono of tho songs of the poet Pentaur," she murmured.
The ladies smiled. The Queen looked grimly at the girl, but naid nothing.
"Follow thy heart so long as thou existent,
{mt frankincense on thy head *,
othed in fine linen, be anointed with pure oil,
things meet for a god I
Enjoy thyself beyond measure, let not thy heart faint.
With radiant face make a holiday
and rest not there content I
Behold, it is not given a man to carry hi. goods with him:
Behold, there is none who hath gone
and coraeth back hither again I"
The ladies, st a distance from where the Queen sat reclined with
her eyes closed, chattered among themselves in low tones.
"Iras sings divinely, does she not? But how impatient she must
be for her dismissal that she may keep her tryst in the garden.''
(Continued on Page 7)
The little patch-maker sst making
patohes. It was noon-time and nearly
spring. Through the little gable windows came the cheerful oblrp of the
mating sparrows. Par below lu tbe
cobbled street a baker's boy was
whistling to his dog. The patch-maker
•miled and laid aside hi* scissors.
"Ho • ho," said he, "here's Dame Dul-
lany now with my cuttl*." Yes, there
she was, plump and rosy, holding
high a steaming bowl.
"Here be your dinner, Master Tom*
ky; mind your tongue; It's over hot
today."
Tomby nodded and removed several pins from the deep recces** of
his mouth.
"And what patch do you want today, my beauty? Thla tittle atar, to
my thipklng." She' went away aj>*
peased, and he dug hla apoon Into the
broth.
He waa not alway* contented, this
little patch-maker, and yet life wa*
not over-hard for him. Hi* daya passed cheerily enough in his little gable
room and when he met his friend* at
evening tall, the tavern echoed with
tbelr laughter. He often used to think,
while nodding and bending over the
sheets ot blsck plaster, of the beautiful ladles he pleased by hli trifles. He
looked at the array spread oUt on the
table, ready to be tied and delivered,
Small, round, moon-like patches;
chlo little triangles; many dainty and
geometrical shapes; and an occasional one of more daring design-—perhaps a carriage and four, or a handsome profile-but patches, every one
of them. Black and small, sticky on
one side, dull on the other. Yet how
they pleased the ladies! Did a beautiful maiden never tire of pasting and
pulling, of viewing and changing, her
patches—now above her left eyebrow, now above her right? No? Then
the chin, or the two soft cheeks, were
vastly Improved by these little nothings. He smiled snd chuckled,
For years now be had sat and clip-
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Twentieth Century
Lyric Anthology
In the library there ls a book entitled  "Shorter Lyrics of  the  Twentieth Century."   It is not a new book
— it was published in 1922 — but I
found ho much pleasure in it that I
feel I must bring it to the attention
of any who have not read it and are
interested  In modern poetry.    W.  H.
Davies, the editor, says in the foreword that his anthology ls made "from
the pure love of poetry."   As well as
selections from familiar pens, it contains lyrics by little-known poets, such
as "False Anchorage,"    by   Richard
Church:
"Under this hayrick lie
All my heart's treasure.
The Impermanent skies
Pass at their leisure,
And the flowers of the noon
Prepare to fade soon.
Tbe bird-music dies.
Oh bitter heart's treasure
To anchor me so
To this woman, my rover,
While the skies fade above her
And the earth dies below."
"The Old Woman" by Joseph Campbell is unforgettable:
"As a white candle
In a holy place
So ts the beauty
Of an aged face.
As the spent radiance
Of the winter sun
So la the woman
With her travail done.
Her brood gone from her
And her thoughts as still
A a the waters
Under a ruined mill."
L. A. O. Strong describe* "The Mad
Woman of Punnet's Town," concluding with:
"Talking and chuckling as she goes
Indifferent both to sun and rain,
With all that merry company,
The singing children of her brain."
The book Impresses one with the
fact that there Is much of the beautiful and the charming and the delightfully whimsical in modern poetry.
Gordon Craig
And The New Theatre
HWO YEARS ago the name of "Gordon Craig" conveyed practically nothing to the average individual on this continent,
but since a certain production of "Macbeth" in New York
last season it has begun to take on a haiy significance in the
minds of studentH of the drama and of those who are really
interested in the art of the theatre. There are some who do remember
Gordon Craig, but they are middle-aged Britishers who knew kirn as
an actor in London. Of his later and more important a work as an
"artist" in the theatre, as he calls himself, they know nothing. All his
activities to date have bean confined to Europe, although his ideas
have had their indirect influence on the American theatre. Many of
the sets of the foremost American scene designers are based on Craig
principles and occasional productions of certain theatre* throughout
the country, usually non-commercial, embody many of the Craig theories of staging, though sometimes in distorted forms,
Gordon Craig ts the only son of the lata Dame Ellen T*rry. He Wis born
on tbe lith ot January, 1872. He received hla education at Bradford Coll*g*
and Heidelberg College. In 1889, having played minor part* before, he mad*
hi* stage d.but at the Lyceum as the young Arthur St Val*ry in "The Dead
Hoart." Then came seven years of training as ah actor and as a atage manger
under Henry Irvlng's direction. As the climax to bis career as an actor lie
played Hamlet In London in 1801 Shortly afterwards he retired from the
stage      ,       ' , .    .
During the latter years of this actor-period Craig became mere and more,
interested ih the entire art of stage management or production. Then, as a
youth haa a habit of doing, he came to the conclusion that much In the old
order was wrong. There grew within him the vision of a high ideal, th* vlaloh
of a wonderful new theatre, and finally there cam* a Ume whin he,filth*
could ho longer remain ih that stifling atmeapber* where everything Was
the antithesis of whst he pictured it ought to b*. He respected Irvlng—hi*
teacher—and still loved the old theatre in Which be had been brought up,
but to blm they were wrong, and he had to leave them.
_ For three years Craig devoted himself to wood-cutting, and he writes:
"By MOO I felt I had served a sufficiently long wood-cutting apprenticeship to
produce a play." The time had come to put hie many new theorlei into practice. He felt that in order to do so he must have a school of the theatre, but
flrat he had to show what he oould do. His last production in Kngland Was
"Much Ado About Nothing," and the money for bis school not yet being
forthcoming, he refused to stage another play there, and went to Berlin in
1904. After doing "Venice Preserved" he again asked tor funds and again waa
told to do just one more play. This was "Hamlet" in 1911 at th* Moscow Art-
Theatre. Still no financial support was given, and "there I struck .... and
no sooner had I struck than my school came." This was in 1918. In 1914 came
the war, and he lost his supporter,
In 1910 Craig wrote describing his school as it would be: "When we have
our scheme well supported, and £6,000 a year guaranteed for live years will
be all we shall require, we shall put the following plan Into action:  ,
"We shall build and equip a college, furnishing it with what is necessary.
"It will have to contain two theatres, one open-air and one roofed-in .,....
on one or on the other .... every theory shall be tested and records made of
the results." Instruments for the study'of natural sound and light Would be
purchased, with Instruments tor producing these artificially. Instruments tor
the study of motion would be bought and invented. There would be a printing-press, well-stocked library, and all things pertaining to modem theatres.
"In all there will be not more than thirty men in the college. There Will be
no women."
In Craig's theatre everything would be done by one man Instead ot by
many, that ls, all the Ideas would come from him, much of the actual work
being carried out by obedient servants who would understand exactly what
was wanted. This man would not be an "actor-manager," but would concentrate
on directing and producing the play.
In discussing the New Theatre as defined by Gordon Craig, one rau*t
remember that it is divided into two distinct groups, the natural and the
artificial. The chief features of the first are: the poet's work to be written in
a colloquial mode of speech; the actor's delivery to be colloquial; the scene
to be a facsimile or photographic reproduction of nature even to the use of
real bricks, real trees etc.; the actore ln no way disguised but selected
according to their llkenesa to .their parts; movement, to be as natural as
speech; the light of day or night; the face of the actor patntlesa; the expression as natural as the movement and speech. The main features of the
artificial theatre are: the poet's work to be ae it is—an unnatural mode of
speech or verse; the actor to have an unnatural mode of delivery; tbe scene
to be a non-natural Invention, timeless and of no locality; actors to be disguised beyond recognition, like marionettes;  movement* ccntentlonalised
(Continued on Page 7)
at**
Confusion
The aging temple of the mind is choked
With dust and debris as the idols there
Fall crashing one by one when shattered by
The thunderbolts of disillusionment *.
We find the most important men intent
Upon themselves: their narrow minds are cloaked
With wisdom, and beneath the masks they wear
Innate contempt and prejudices lie.
The stricken idols fall: our grief gives place:
We piece the broken fragments on each base—
Along the temple's cluttered halls the mean
And mutilated effigies are set.
ln time accepted as they are, we yet
Despise them, too, for what they should have been.
—R.G. 6
LITERARY SUPPLEMENT f0 THE UBYSSEY
Ihe Literary Supplement
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Literary Editor t— Ronald Grantham
Issued whenever the Muse visits the University of
British Columbia.
PROLOGUE
It is our privilege to present the first Literary (.unplement of
this session. More contributions were received than oould be iwed. We
wleh to thank those whose work is not published for giving their sup*
port.
The Supplement is entirely student work, with the exception of
the graduation poem of the Harvard class of '29. This poem is reprinted from the Literary Digest. Read it, and if it doesn't make you
think, turn to the Muck Page,
the standard of the work in this Supplement will perhaps be
condemned by some aa being too high, by more as being too low, Let
not Urn Who failed to contribute cast the first stone!
THETEXT^iOd
The present tqxt-book controversy in thki province reminds us of
li similar jiisturbwoe of resent memory in the great city of Chicago,
One Big Bill Thompson, ruling demagogue of that plaoe, found it politic to demonstrate his ardent Americanism. As it is customary for
many Canadians to belittle things American whon desiring to appear
'patriotiV so it is customary for many Americans to show hostility to
things British when they desire to display their 'patriotism.' Big Bill
discovered 'British Propoganda' in the schools of Chicago, and began
to root it out. He found it in some'of the text-books, whioh were ordered
replied, and a splendid bonfire was made of many of them. He found
it being disseminated by the superintendent of schools, who turned out
to be a minion of King George disguised as an efficient and widely respected educator, the traitor was discharged, Most glorious of all, the
people's Champion, if memory serves, offered to pull the nose of tho
scheming sovereign if he ahould ever have the temerity to visit the outraged metropolis against which he had directed his seditious designs!
That Chicago business was an outburst of narrow-minded nationalism, the type of false patriotism that ia poison to the causes of pence
and education. We in Canada were amazed and amused, and we flattered oursevles that such an exhibition could hot occur in our n«vn
enlightened land. Chicago—well, anything might happen there 1
Yet signs are not wanting that Big Bill has admirers and emulators
on this side of the line. His respect for Canada will no doubt increase
when he hears that British Columbia, whose people are subjects of
King George and so natural enemies of all Thompsonites, has done him
the honor of adopting his methods to carry on the war. What ubout
the respect of the intelligent people of the world 1
The text-book controversy should make students of this university
more keenly conscious of the privilege it is to be here. It should emphasize for them what a university is—an institution which one attends to
study rather than to be taught, to be guided by scholars, not driven by
teachers; an institution which controls its own academic affairs unhampered by influence and interference from without its walls. Learning
is international, not national, and it centres in the universities of the
world. The professors, knowing the requirements, prescribe curtain
book, to be used as texts. What do tho nationalities of the author*
matlerf If a text-book is of a controversial nature, it does not ha*, e to
be accepted as gospel, but all aspects of the question or question* involved can be studied and discussed.
In the primary and secondary schools, however, the pupils aro
practically confined to their texts. The quantity and quality of what
they learn, and the degree of pleasure with which they do it, depends
upon the excellence of their text-books. It is plainly the duty of those
who choose these books to choose the best ones. It is reasonable for
the authorities of one country to refuse to allow in its public and high
schools texts that are rife with the nationalism of another, but to ban
foreign text-books for any other reason is to lower the standard of
education, because no one country leads in all fields of knowledge.
Feeding school children a diet of exclusively native knowledge is very
likely to turn out nationalistic prigs instead of students who have
received the beat education possible and who have learned to think for
themselves, to weigh values and to face facts. It is a betrayal of a
snored trust. The thing has been done elaewhere: let us hope it will
not be done in British Columbia.
*******V*m*m**^ra***m
itanaom
Ambition
A sonnet is no easy thing to write.
The polished works of art that charm the ear
May hide the patient toil af half a year,
May be the brooding of a sleepless night.
Will Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Arnold—each the light
Illumining the literary sphere
Of his own time—can stng, with scarce a peer,
Of love-lorn queen or humble eremite.
Bui this my dull, prosaic soul would know,
When vainly 1 attempt to ape their might,
Were their gems fashioned in one blinding glow?
Or wrought they line by line until the bright
Perfection was attained, as when the flow
Of countless drops forms tme great stalactite?
~W.R.
(Continued from Page 5)
a tumult of excitement over the out*
break of the war and tbe lad enlisted
at once. Two days later be was In
France with the flrst detachment and
for the ensuing four years he was
never absent more than forty-eight
hours at a Ume from active military
service id France and Belgium. Marvellously, he seems to have escaped
without crippling physical Injury but
every fibre of his mind was strained
to the breaking point by the brutalities and horrors daily before his eyei."
ren it wii over he had nothing to
and nowhere to go. In a bookshop
he became enthralled by the intimate
knowledge of woods and fields, the
throbbing vitality, of Richard Jeffries'
"B*vts," and the storekeeper Invited
him to sit down and finish It. Never
before had hs serlouely aad of hie
own volition read a book. Hie soul
found satisfaction In ths works ot
Jeffries and hs began to write.
Lord Northern.* gave him a place ea
the "Daily Mall," but ''the etampede
pace ot modern journalism was
against all ths strong instincts of his
own dsvsloplng genius." Bequeathed
a tiny Devon cottage by ah old aunt,
he retired there and In dire poverty
continued to write, storle* and sket*
ches won prals* from Hardy end the
gradual appreciation of hated critic*,
"in 1998 hla flrat complete book,
Tarka the Otter; his Joyful Life and
Death in the Country of the Two
Rivera,'" got the Kawthornden prise,
"and won th* emphatic atatement
from John Galsworthy, 'Mr. William*
ion la the finest living interpreter ot
the drama of wild life, and la, at his
best, a beautiful writer',"
William Maddlsou, tbe hero of 'The
Pathway,' is alao one of that "lost
generation" "whose youth was crushed
out and whose future shadowed by the
catastrophe of the Oreat War. into
thla character the writer hai poured
much of hi* own spiritual experience,
his sense ot having passed through
bewildering human agony to the ever-
waiting, ever-healing comfort of close
earth-companionship."
This remarkable book, it seems, Is a
direct outcome of the war and its
effect on the author, and Miss Fraser
concludes: " . . . . since Henry Williamson is little over thirty, it may
well be the flrst strong note sounded
from one whose work may endure for
many years of remembrance."
Hugh Walpole calls "The Case of
Sergeant Orischa" by Stephen Zweig,
"the finest of all war novels." From
the point of view of a novel lt ls superior to "All Quiet on the Western
Front" The latter Is the reporting
of incident raised to a fine art. "Sergeant Orischa" is creative and continuous, not reportorlal and Incidental.
The story is simple: Orischa Is a
Russian prisoner In Eastern Oermsny
who escapes, is provided wi(th an
identification disc hy a girl outlaw
leader who loves him, Is arrested and
sentenced to death as the deserter
whose disc he has. He tells his story,
and the rest of tbe book is concerned
with the humane attempts of some
officials to save him and the efforts
of prison authorities to have him executed. Grlscha himself, ln a Umbo
of uncertainty, does some deep pondering over fundamental issues of life
and death and personality, with a certain intuitive clairvoyance. He is
confident in the humanity of everyone, confident that the war will end
soon and he will aee his wife and
children again. Tbe net tightens.
Something dlea within him; he realises the futility of hoping to be spared.
One day he is shot af sunset.
The emphasis of the book is not on
war but on it* effect* on human nature--how it makea ordinary men
hard, suspicious, afraid to interpret
commands with the humanity of free
men. The system has got generals
and officials and all within Ita Influence, juat as It has got Orischa.
"Journey's End" has become world-
famous In a few months. Those who
see It at the Vancouver Theatre next
week will never forget It. R. C. Sheriff, the author, was an obscure English Insurance assessor before he
wrote this play. It was originally
for private amateur production, but
has taken the world by storm.
The scene of "Journey's End" is
laid in a dug-out at the front. There
are no women tn the eaat and th* plot,
If It may be called one, 1* very simple.
The Interest of the play lies in its
depiction of the effects of the war
on several types of men. The characters of a group of British officers
are laid bare before us and we see
how the war brings out the best that
Is In them—how some are driven almost mad and others remain normal,
but nearly all show fundamental nobility. To quote a Winnipeg review:
"One feels that the author has done
mora for peso* than all the statesman tn th* world."
Speaking about these war books
makes one wonder just what kind ot
civilisation our ia, whether tt ts real
ly a high civilisation, and, mire pertinently, what civilization itself Is.
This brings to mind Clive Bell's book
entitled "Civilisation," published last
spring. Mr. Bell finds civilisation a
difficult thing to define. "A Sense of
Value* and Reason Enthroned are the
parent qualities of high civil!
tion,"
he says, and again, "Civilisation la not
comfort," and yet again, "One of the
qualities that moat clearly distinguish
a civilised man from a savage Is e
senee ot humour; and the sense ot
humour is in the last analysis Both-
ing but a highly developed eeaas of
valuea," snd then, "People who deliberately saorifloed comfort to beauty—
with no practical ead la vt*w—would
appear to me to possess a una* ot
values. To prater a liberal to a technical education, an education that
teaohee how to llv* rather than one
that teaches how to gain, la enother
manifestation of this highly civilised
senee."
Furthermore, "Highly civilised societies are polite," and "The essential
characteristic of a highly oiviliaed ao-
clety ie net that it is creative but that
tt la appreciative," and "lt le a mark
Of oivtUsed ages that they maintain
atandard* below which things must
not fill." Alio, "Civilisation cornea of
reflection and education. Civilisation
ia artificial."
Considering the war, and Judging by
the above qualifications, ope muat
conclude that our present civilisation
ia not very high. We think civilisation is comfort, we prefer an education tbat teaches how to gain rather
than how to live, we are not very
appreciative of anything that does not
contribute to our material well-being,
politeness is out of fashion, and
though we go in for what we call
"education," reflection ha* no great
Eopularity. However, there is some
op* for us, becauae moat of ua
have a sense ot humor and so are
not quite savages, and some of our
standards are such that things cannot
fall very far below them ....
University students should take
these words of Mr. Bell to heart, because they are very true;
"Tbe man of sensibility but of no
education, the man who, therefore,
cannot relate hla personal experience
to the past, the future or the forces
of nature, who oannot Investigate the
causes ot his own ideas and feelings
or dally with their analogies is as one
who has swilled choice wine all bis
life without ever lingering over ths
flavour, relishing the bouquet or smiling st the colour."
"Without education, be he never so
sensitive, s man must stay in th*
forecourt of experience. Every thought
and every feeling has overtones Inaudible to tho uneducated ear."
Are we making the most of our
university education, and do we fully
appreciate it* value?
Some further remarks that provoke
thought aro worth quoting:
"Groups of highly civilised men and
women are the disseminators of civility," "No one can become highly civilized (a ctvillzer) without a fair measure of material security. Civilization
requires the existence of a leisured
class. Complete human equality Is
compatible only with complete human savagery .... But create a
class from which you ask nothing
aud be sure that from lt will come
thoae who give most." Socialism, if
lt wished the state to become highly
civilised, would have to Invest in a
state-supported leisured class, Mr.
Bell conclude*.
Theae laat few thoughts are so interesting that a lengthy discussion
oould be based on them, but it is
high time to cease these 'Random
Remarks' and give someone ela* a
chance.
"A Modern Comedy," by John Oala-
worthy, combines "The White Monkey," "Th* Silver Spoon," snd "Swan
Song," with two interludes, into one
volume, selling at 12,50 per copy.
The Patch-fVkfcir
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(Continued from Page 6)
ped and made patterns on big blaok
sheets in hi* little gable room. A, *
sometimes he had been sad, but n** -
discouraged, for once be bad loved-i*
loved deeply, but in vain. Tbe beautiful Lady Dorothea little knew what
wa* happening in tbs little aguh.
maker's heart, when be clipped gaa
trimmed a hundred tlmea for each
one of her tiny patches. But she had
married a wealthy lord, end her only
~ tetn_
remembrance of Temky wae a	
picture ot a bed-room before her flrat
ball. She had fretted and scolded io
that everyone had left her, nnd only
•ftar _*v«ral faint tapi did she be-
oci% aware if a very sharp pair of
crinkly *y*i, aad a very knotty forehead, and a mumbtad apology aa the
packag* waa laid on the table, aad a
little low voice saying at the door;
"Ton are very t-uuUful, **ag*»     \
And now th* beautiful lady still
wore Tomky'e patches, but nevey
agaiu did she eea the funay little
man with the crinkly blue eye* au
th* little low voice.
8ometlmes he ueed to elng to himself, very quietly, looking tar away
through his little gable!! window*,
away past the smutty oh_mft*Vppta
and beyond th* glaring rtdge-poTee.
He would lay dowa hie patriae and
begin ilk* thla:
"There wae i little p*toh.m*k*r, tar,
la, lol
A »illy little patch-maker, hay, hi, hoi
For he loved a lovely lady
mih a very lovely face, ■ ■
Who was dressed in bridal velvet
And another man's lace;     , -
And stlU he loved this lady,
But he could not tell h*r/#o
Hi sang and told the sparrows,
And now they know."
-B.R.P.
HI      I II .Ml. J    H    | ||l
Low of i| *Tbcw»M
"You waiit to h*ar about m meat
exoRin' day on Kootenay ls^*t" **>
-ndersoo's
G.J8*
ed old-timer, his iiii gle
reee_iscttda.A "Well, i
; "I hid bdrrewed Bart
tug to c*fty the goods ... ,. _.
Wright'* acre up to Hot Springs. She
was called the *Woema' amfiras th#
only Canadian yawl on the lake it
that time. Thiers was just the boo*
Ssm Hackenay, a lame boy/and my-
self on board; The twenty-dhtthOf
December it was, when suddenly-
down she sank in the middle of the
lake. There wasn't time fords to do
anything. Iiaw Hackenay, who could
jot swim, hanging onto a big box Of
Durham's fine cut, and I shoved htm
a bundle of clothes plus as well. 1--
I was dinging onto a eight-day clock
and to the ropes around a roll of
blankets.
"For Well over an hoar th* ley
water seemed to get coider and we
were so stiff we could hardly move.
We were sure glad to see Bkookum
Pete, a French halfbreed who had
been following ua, come into sight in
a small rowboat <W«at you do deref
he called. He stood up in tbe boat
and tried to pull the bey In, with the
result that It was almost upset and
the excitable Pete started to row
away, shouting 'All right—I find some
help?'
I hadn't followed the sea twenty
years without knowing how to handle
a boat, and pretty soon we got Pete
cooled down and Hackenay and I
crawled in. That was th© last trip
of the 'Tacoma,'" concluded the old
fellow. "She's still at the bottom
somewhere—and with all her sails
set."
     LJ.G.
You are a silken string
And I a bended bow
Bent to do all your will
And to make your arrows sing;
Old and of ancient hue,   .
Bending to be with you; ■
Yet you draw back and aivey
And send your arrows still
At other men and they
Feel the light peacock quill
As the keen shaft passes through.
—-T.R.D.
Indian Summer
It chanced that, on a mild September day,
I lay beside an ever-chuckling stream
Whioh gurgled happily like babes at play,
And wove its harmony into my dream;
Through alder leaves the sun's soft, drowsy beam
Traced Nature's trembling patterns on the trail
That wandered by me and embraced the gleam
Of laughing ripples telling an age-old tale.
Then suddenly beforo my place of rest
A troop of fames passed in joyous dance,
While Puck the mischievous performed with sest,
And Oberon bestowed an amorous glance;
I raised my head, bewildered—they were gone!
The slow-gold rays of autumn lingered on.
—W.R.
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K*?i^i
November 8,1929.
LITBBAB1T SUPPLEMENT TO THE UBYSSEY
POETRY PAGE
An Epitaph
Wonderingly he Wwed^ and gathered stones,
And smelted the perfume of the flowers;
Joyed and pained in all these things,
And reaching for the stars\he tried
Not to be content with those he gathered.
-Y.J.
On the Bridge
The world is cruel, and Vtna fool-
It's no use struggling more—
The night is grey—I take my way
To where the waters pour
Beneath the bridge.
With forest round and not a sound
But wind and lapping stream,
ln solitude I sadly brood
On this life's horrid dream ....
Why are we Mre in hope and fear
Existing but to diet
And when we're dead and life has fled,
Where do our spirits fly f
Or can it be that finally
Dark shades of night descend-^-
That, soulless, man has but one span
And grim death u the endt
Ah, happy fate Cohere love and hate
And pettiness are not \
0 welcome Fate where nothing is
Bui full and final rot.
Stream, how smooth and careless,
Murmuring 'Release!'
In thy gentle deepness
Many have found peace,
And yet, I wonder hom ii; all
Affects another mindt
1 wonder what I'll think of it
When youth is left behind t
I think I'd like to see the spring
Come singing in again,
To walk amid sweet-reeking woods
All washed with April rain,
To touch the snow, to smell a rose,
And now the leaves are gay—
I'll see them glory in their fate
If 1 but wait for day ... .
To feel the force of Nature's wine,
To seek a soul that seeketh mine—
I'll cross the bridge with steady tread
And smile in pity at the dead:
They have not life.
Stream, how black and gruesome,
Swirling, lapping, blurred,
To thy greedy bosom
Many have been lured.
Anon.
Craig and the New Theatre
(Continued from Page 5)
according to some system; light
frankly non-natural, disposed so ae to
Illuminate scene and actors; masks;
expression to be dependent on masks
and the conventional movements, both
of which are dependent on the skill
Of the actor.
The theatre of to-day Is neither
natural nor artificial, but an Inartia-
tlc mixture, and therein lies its chief
fault According to Craig, all true art
must be'made up by Inorganic materials, and that Is why he consider*
tbe artificial theatre the more artia-
tlcally perfect ot his two groups. He
says tbat "th* actor must go and In
his pJac* come* the marionette. Do
away with the actor and you do away
with th* mean* by which a debaaed
itoge-rcahem 1* produoed and flourish-
a*. No longer would there be a living figure to confuse us 'nto connecting actuality and art, no longer a
living figure ln which the weakness
and tremors of the flesh were perceptible."
In som* ways th* New Theatre ls
m*de up of th* oldest forms. Dancing,
pantomine, marionettes and masks
Were all vital to the ancienta and
th.ir drama. Today we scoff at them,
but tbe New Theatre—that Is, the
new inorganic theatre—will need
them.
Another Interesting feature of the
New Theatre is also a return to anolent tradition, namely, th* banishing of woman from th* stags. Now
Craig is not a woman-hator, at least
one would not Judge so from certain reports one hears of him, and so
it cannot be from pure malice he
would do away wtth actresses. Here
I* bow he explftlna it:
"It is pitiful to road In th* history
of the theatre of the wrecks women
have made of many good managerial
shipa which attempted to reach the
Fortunate Isles.
", . . . Woman—beautiful, noble and
Intelligent as she often is ln daily
life—is a continual threat to the existence of art ln the theatre and also
to the successful management of the
theatre.
"Those who are thought to be the
exceptions—the greatest names—are,
alas, the worst offenders.
"This ls not open to argument, tor
history tells us the facts plainly e-
nough. The fine women become the
most selfish, the most egotistical, under the Influence of public applause.
They lose their heads—and such pretty heads, too. It Is a great pity; lt is
a great calamity to the stage.
"To achieve the reform of the theatre, to bring It Into the condition
necessary for lt to become a fine art,
women must first have left the boards.
I arrive at this conclusion flrst through
my study of th* stage, and secondly
because of my great admiration for,
and some small knowledge of, womankind."
Now, having disposed of the women,
I would like to return to the inorganic
artificial theatre. The thought strikes
one that it would be difficult to flt
a modern play into its conventions.
Take for example 'Rosmerholm' by lb-
aen, one of the most real of dramatists. According to Craig, being written and therefore unnatural, It should
be done with conventionalised actors,
masks, non-realistic scenery, and all
the rest of It. It is hard to imagine
'Rosmerholm' being produced In that
way, and yet that Is how Craig did It
for Eleanor Ihi.e.
In Craig's theatre Shakespeare will
not be played, the Idea being that he
cannot be adequately portrayed on
any stage except the stage of the
reader's mind, He believes the plays
of Shakeapeare are unactable and a
Clouds
' Cloud on cloud,
Tumbling,
Billowing,
Cloud on cloud—
Rolling, rolling,
Along and along ....
Over the sea,
Over the tree,
Over the wondering soul of me I
-Y.J.
The Coming of Love
Tempestuous,
Wild,
h the coming of love-
Like the sudden rush of a
hurricane!
Tremulous,
Shy,
Is the coming of love-
Like the kiss of a trembling
breezet
-Y.J.
The Irony of Fate
The deadened soul,
The downcast heart,
The load too great to bear—
The fading \goal,
The fickle chart—
The blackness of despair.
The dawn of hope
The gleam of light—
The thrill of faith reborn—
The eager gropi
From out the night—
The clutch at breaking morn.
The swift sunset—
The sudden blight—
The clashing of the
The closing net,
The mocking spite,
The irony—of Fate.
-Anon
Weakness
As a sheet of shining steel lay
the burnished silver lake, all without a ripple, without a ruffle on
its surface, So 1 threw a stone into
the waters.
As the haunting song of moonbeams was the magic, mystic music
sounding slowly, sounding lowly,
in my soul that waited breathless.
So I broke into a laugh.
As the wonder of the dawning
were the beauty and the good in
the eyes that gazed upon me. So I
made them pain in disappointment.
My little bit of heaven I always
make a hell. 1 try to walk by a
holy light but follow willow-o-
wisps. To try and fail, to try again
and fail again, yet try once more—
some call it courage, but it is despair. To try and nobly fail, to try
again and still more nobly fail—
some call it progress, but I call it
hell.
There may be a hell beyond this
earth—/ do not \care. Right now
it's hell to mould wilh 'sand, to
stumble on with feet of clay. It's
hell to think, to dream, to hope,
and then to mumble \to oneself.
Hell hurts, but \hoping for heaven
hurts still more.
—Y.J.
bore when acted. As a result of his
experience at the Moscow Art Theatre, he concludes that "to represent
Hamlet rightly Is an impossibility."
The only difficulty with thla, I think,
Is that the average reader has not
the same vivid imagination as has
Mr. Craig and needs the stage with
Its scenery, movement*, and actors to
reveal to him the play'a values.
Oordon Craig has worked and ia
still working with all the creative
force at his command to reform the
theatre according to his principles.
His Ideas and theories, daring and
original, have for years been slowly
permeating our theatre and have
been re-maklng it. In recognition of
his work he was given « knighthood
In the King's Birthday Honors laat
summer. After hla death we will claim
him for the genlua of the theatre—
tha New Theatre—that he la. That
la the usual procedure.
ToF.F.
You seem so cold and strange to me,
Like a distant star;
But sometimes I think I see
Something that a smile would mar.
Something in your eyes that moves
Me to a haunting hate
Of narrow lives in narrow grooves
To which Truth comes too late.
For we are here on earth a space
To live, and live we may
Only if by some inward grace
We give and take in generous way.
And life is rich experience
To touch and taste and hear,
And best of all the chosen few
Whose friendship we hold dear.
So he who dies before he drink
In generous draught the depth of life
Has lost far more than he can know—
The kernel and the core of life.
•—Anon
Extrait D'une Pielude
1st Voice j
Now come, my proud Punchinello! Dost thou
Restt I would see thee sport some more i play
With comic gestures thy little part o'er
The boardsl How strangely still thou liest, tike
A weird image of the Carnival hurled by
Drunken hands into some foul gutter, Stir
Thy limp tones, I say I V pt But no. He moves
Not, My keener glance foreboding brings. There's
Some evil in this business, That face, all pale
And mottled, invites horrid inspection *. . , .   a.a.'■■:•'„/
How fiercely do his eyes glareAat the dust!
And now the leaden lips have stirred apart
A bloody orifice to show , . . , ! Bah! This
ls death, and 1 grieve, for 'tis my doing.
1 did too greatly torment him.
2nd Voice:
What words are these? Can grief and sorrow be
Mated with thee, hankering Destiny t
On, old baidpate, to further miseries!
We would have none of thee ...../
1st Voice : ■
Ah, Death! We meet yet once again, peevish
Old woman, at our appointed tasks. Now
Farewell!
2nd Voice :
And cursed is this spot. See! How dark it grows.
Corne, Punchinello, from thy careless pose.
—V.B.v.S.
The Poet and the Pharoah
(Continued from Page 5)
"Isn't It a pity the Queen disapproves—he la a fine young man."
"And handsome, too ... . Pentaur,
the handsome, Pentaur, the poet."
The singing had stopped, and turning their attention to the Queen again
the ladles beheld a crestfallen youth
In an attitude of supplication before
her. The voice ot tbe pharoah was
harsh aa she addressed him.
"Not I will not have Iras marry a
poet! A prince, a general, even a high
priest, but never a poet. I have no
use for poets."
"But, lady, he is a good poet," ventured Iras.
"Oood for nothing," snorted the
Queen, "these poets are all the same.
The man 1 give you to mu.t be
worthy of his prise .... hark ye,
young man: you shall have yonr
chance, for 1—well! You have heard
of the new temple I am building to
Amen. The fools I have around me
cannot devise any new adornments
for it. Always they aay, 'Lady, erect
an obeliak; Lady, paint the walls.'
But theae ar* auch thing* a* my
fathers have done before me, and even
then I have surpassed them, tor my
paintings are better and my obelisk
Is higher than any of theirs! Get me
new adornments for my temple, and I
will consider parting with the girl."
A few days later Hat-shep-sut received the poet Pentaur again, and
coldly demanded hla busineas.
"Mistress of the Two Lands, 1 have
been reading the records of th*
acrlbes that the god your father employed. They tell ua that once in very
many years there came in small
quantities from a far-away land called
Punt, apices, animals, precious wood
and metala such aa are never aeen tn
our land. Olve me ships and men and
let me fare forth to find this land and
bring back for your glory great quan
tities of these precious things! Then
shall the temple under the Theban
Hills be the moat glorious in all the
world and your name shall live forever, O Mistress of Egypt, Beloved of
the Gods!"
"If you think you can reach the
placo, take a small ship and go."
"But, Lady, if I am to bring tree*
and beasts and riches, I muat have at
least ten large ships and many men/'
"You are mad."
"Indeed, Lady "
"Enough, enough you are a poet,
and mad."
But Pentaur was not discouraged.
After haggling many days, Hat-abeJ*
sut granted him five great vessels
with sailors and soldiers to man them,
a fleet fit for the envoy of a great
ruler.
"My word haa been given," she
grumbled, "but never shall I set eyes
on my gear again."
"See," said Iras to Pentaur, "hero
Is a tiny Ka of Thoth, god of tho
scribes. Take It, and may th* Ibli-
headed god watch over and protect
you and bring you safely home again/'
"Amen have you In hi* keeping,"
•aid the Queen, not ungently, a* ah*
gave him final audience.
Many, many time* during th* long
weeks that followed did Ira* wsep and
pray that Thoth, th* Ibis-h*ad*d,
would give to her lover knowledge
of the hidden path* of the eea* aad
to lata, th* Mother, that si* might
aid him with her power aad shield
him in far-off places. Month* dragged
by and people began to aay, "Poor
Iraa, tot bar look for another lover,
for she will never see Pentaur the
handsome. Pentaur the poet again."
At last came the news of tbe ap-
proaflh of the fleet, and the Queen
went to the temple to thank Shal, god
(Continued on Page 8) • - rp^fn^w'?
8
LITERARY SUPPXiEMENT TO ^FBPB UBYSSEY
November 8,1929.
The Sparrow Falls
Fate ls a lady of caprice, and man,
but a little child building dream
castles with his blocks, for her to
upset
But ae his bsre brown toes stirred
up th* duat along the Winding country
road, David's mind was not on Pate.
In tact It Is very doubtful If he bad
ever heard ot her. Instead his thoughts
were leaping ahead to the great billowy tent Where he was to behold
wonders beyond the grasp ot imagination.
ttvery few minutes his hand stole
nervously to bis pocket seeking as*
suranes that the precious quarter Was
still tied safely in the corner ot his
handkerchief, The day was to bring
two great adventuree to David; hia
firet olroua and the apendlng ot hie
flrst eaartor, all by himself.
He eaaM aet know, of course, tho
sacrifice evert a tuarter meant to his
parents, totting to make a bare !lv*
fag oa the atony little farm. Nor oould
he understand the struggle it bad cost
hla mother to let her little boy go
ent into the world beyond her protection.
"But mumay," he bad laughed when
she tried to express her doubts, "I'll
be back ln such a little while. Besides,
whit ever could heppent I'm a blf
boy. how. I'm not the feast bit afraid."
Id ihe kissed him good-bye and
watched him until he trudge out of
sight toward the glamour which drew
him so irresistibly.
As he hurried happily along, the
rolling country all about him rose up
to gaae in wonder at the audacious
mite that strode so bravely forth Into
the unknown, The hills nodded together ae if they could aee Into the
future and reid the fate of the Joyous
creature at their feet. But the sweet
summer breeae tbat played with David's curls brought no message ot warn*
ing from the nodding gossips.
As he followed the White ribbon Of
dust that Wound into town, David
danced a little dance of Joy, All to
himself, to the tune of the cricket's
shrill song. He had a trick ot rhythmic expression as artless as that ot
a May lamb. Any one passing Would
have experienced nO difficulty in reading his present mood, In fact he wss
In sucb a state of exaltation that he
seemed rather to descend to the road
than to spring from it.
At laat the tent of mystery was In
sight. He slipped eagerly among the
laughing throng Jostling at the ticket
gate, and pressed' anxiously forward
to make the momentous purchase.
Little did he care that there would be
nothing left for pink lemonade oy
pop corn bills. The circus would be
wonder enough.
He gripped th* preoloua slip of paper for which h* had bartered bis
whole fortune and plunged into the
oentre of th* current sweeping to*
ward the entrance. Presently be bed
•hot ths rapids so perilous to bare
toes, and Was balanced tremulously
on th* *dg« of a front ssat.
Ths nsxt hour was a giddy whirl
that kept him in a state of breathless
bewilderment. Above the cheerful
din, th* raucous crtos of tomonad*
and popcorn vendors reached hi* ears,
whll* before his «y*« danced a fairy
world of down* and riding girls, men*
keys and acrobat*, All w*r* alike
beautiful and adorable, but th* olimax
of eostacy came with the troupes ot
trained animals.
First there were the bears. They
shambled through their aot with a
ponderous calm that made.them seem
positively mountainous. No one could
even Imagine their flying Into a torn*
per or harming the moat exasperating
of human tormentors.
Then the elephants occupied one
ring while the lions contributed the
Srowning thrill* from anotaer, David
Idn't know which way to look. Hla
•ye* danced from one to the other
until they were, caught and held by
an act of daring that frose his little
body with delicious terror. The lion*
tamer was putting his hsad right into
the mouth of the largest and most
ferocious Hon,
Suddenly David's terror |was no
longer pleasant. Childlike, he felt a
wave of apprehension sweep over him,
•ven though he could have given no
reason for his premonition. He could
not know the meaning ot the lashing
tall nor of the low rumble that passed
unheard in the gay tumult about him.
But he We* not the only ono to take
alarm. From the other side of the
tent the assistant keeper saw his
chiefs peril. His pistol spat fire--
Just a fraction of a second too quickly,
for David's eyes lost their Joyous brll*
llanoe and a small form lay stretched
In the sawdust at the feet of the ven*
I dor of popcorn.
~B. if.
Interlude
A seagull crying in the rain
On a rock in a cold, grey sea;
Venetian music, strain by strain
Coming across the night to me;
Autumn leaves by wind blown down;
A pale, streaked dawn; a golden key;
The sparkling jewels on a prince's crown-
All these are my life to me.
—SCIIKXOI,
■•.J±**i»Jmt.m**»i4m*.**i**-mlid*mm*mi,m.i***mT,
rtiitft until rrtijm,i i mil; r i/iiiij
"ThehmocentVoyage"
In Richard Hushes' latest book 'A
High Wind in Jamaica' (Chatto ft
Wlndus) or 'The Innocent Voyage' as
lt Is called on this continent, we most
Jertainly  have  'something  different'
t is a story of lively children, peaceful pirates, tragedy and death.
At the flrst of the book the reader
gets rather an unpleasant glimpse of
life In Jamaica, with an earthquake,
a hurricane, heat snakes, and other
cheerful details. After the hurricane
the Bas • Thorntons decide to send
their Ave children to school in England. Two children of neighbors go
•on the same boat. Unarmed but clev*
•r pirates capture It Th* captain sails
fcWiy. believing th* children killed on
le pirate ahlp. H* report* hi* b*ll*t
> the parents In an intonating and
iadbUag epiatl*. Th* 'innocent*' stay
with th* plrato* until transferred to
a pa***ag*r ship and **nt on their
way.
Th* book 1* realistic rather than romantic, though the detail* ot th* plot
sound romantic enough. In a romance,
now*v*r,  John  would  probably  not
have broken his neck, or Emily have
stabbed the Dutchman to death.
The author shows keen psychological understanding of children and
what gives the story an atmosphere
ot cruelty and horror ts the interpretation of a child's limited point of
view and understanding that pervades lt. The fact that children can
deceive their elders very consistently
is Impressed on the reader, hut considering how violently It affected Emily to be reminded of the death of
the Dutchman, one cannot but think
she would have confided In someone
or given herself away and so saved
the plrato crew from hanging and deportation.
It ls not a pretty story, but it is a
vivid and arresting one.
The Season at the Theatre
"Journey*. End," tha greatest play ot
the aaaaon, will be at the Vanoouver
Theatre naxt week. Tha 8tratford-on-
Avon Players will ba hara for the weak
of November II In aavaral of tha Bhakea-
pearlan plays th.y. produced last year,
with the addition of ,r3Romao and Juliet'1
and 'Macbeth." Sir John Martin-Harvey
will .pan a thr«a*w*ak engagement early
In December.
Christmas
Still angels call surpassing clear,
And still the star shines high,
And still mankind unheeding hear
The gracious voices cry,
And still ihe city stirs and starts,1
The wise their treasures bring;
And still the high make hard their hearts;
And still the simple sing!
-hJ.RD.
m*am^a*m9a»**m***^**m***mmmmwme^***9*wm
Class Day Poem
OfHarvard'29
BY ROBESON BAILEY
(Reprinted in Part)
a*aaaM****aaaaaaaaamma*rf,*.aaaaaaaaaa
Inevitable gloom
Befalls the high-erected mind
In contemplation of mankind.
_ Inexorable doom
Btanda forth tha final goal
Of social human effort.
Such
Is the flrat dismal picture of th* whole
Phenomenon of history, and muoh
Apparent truth la In it Yet If still
e clamor for a better day, and wUI
Not real upon a noisy fame,
IT still we iaak an upward-curving flame
Of final light, we are not doomed.
But whan the flame becomea entombed
- fetich, and we have put on
i* roseate apeotaotea, and haste to don
,e optimistic rob*,
.he whole vast globe
again
The labor and the teare are vain,
And the ascendant Instinct sinks
To a corroded memory.
In what lien our reality?
Whjther do we tend?
And to what end
Are we assembled here In blandnesa
To wltneaa eons, like prleata
Step through the hollow grandness
Of mumbo-Jumbo ceremony f
What are we? High venturers, or beaeta?
We had our giants in the days
Not loiur since past;
et seldom now the great voice atraya
-vond the exterior cast
ereln our minds are molded.
fe are obeased by little thlnga,
ndjail our yvee ir* folded
noh on each, and tied with atrlngs
nto a cjommon incubus,
Recall the atrong-wlnged words he
Who here portrayed the anlmua
Of our anceatral thought:
"Who now ahall aneerT
Who dare again to say we trace
Our lines to a pleblan race?
Roundhead ana Cavalier!
"Dumb are those names erewhlle In
^   battle loud:
Dream-footed aa the shadow of a cloud
They flit aoroea the ears
That la best blood that haa most Iron
in't
To edge resolve with, pouring without
atrnt
For what mak.s manhood dear."
Who ahall not sneer to see U* now?,
Thin shadow* of ancestral promise, dead
To the living Area of life! To build a
bed
Of luxury, and reason how
To apend our years amid aoft ease haa
been
Our major motivation, and will guide
our greater number Into wealth, yet
The Joy of Ufa.
If there la any aln
The Poet and the Pharoah
(Continued from Page 7)
On earth, aurely it must be that
Which kills or waatea the mighty gift
To man—the power by which we lift
Ouraelvea up from the eaay, flat
Bxlstence ot the beait—Intelligence,
Od Intellect, or mental skill,
Or reaaon—call It what you will;
I leave you to aaaume the Inference.
Youth atili In those belated times
Sees some amall portion of that vision
Which with a swift Insistence climbs
Above the racket and derialon
Of the world. Yet soon, too soon, tho
fair
Conception fadea, and we become aware
With what smooth calm the elder*
relegate
To youth's Impetuosity the fire
Of crltlciam, reatleaaneas, desire
For the viaionary power to negate
The negative, We are aware the cry
For brave old days, and brave departed
men
Is reckoned but a natural sign, soon
then
To be forgotten In the world; the high
Kmnrlse ahould now be here forsaken,
And with tho learning of a man's
citato
We should  deny the Impulse  to create,
Heekln-f  only  whereby  to  Imitate
What hn» long since been  undertaken.
Each age achieves Its own unique
damnation,
And with a habit dating from creation
The world perpetually goes to hell,
At which we may as well remark
"Well!  Well!"
For though there are extraordinary
pleasures
In setting forth reactionary measures,
A tipping down of all the festal holly
Leads only to a sophist's melancholy.
An pale young men with thoughta
forever aad
At beat are futile, and every bit aa mad
Aa those who hope to find Cherubic
leaven
By blindly snivelling "God's In His
Man has a right to laugh, but let h»s
Joy
Ring clear and aane; let not the soft
alloy
Of tears and vapid pleaaure conatltute
Our mirth! But may we henceforth.
resolute,
Rejoice tor man hood'• strength  and
toll to gain
To thoae fair mental kingdoms that
remain
The beacons lighting our long nights of
grief.
Then must we hasta to uherlah one
That only may we hope to bridge the
chasm—
Upon a deaperate Iconoolaam!
—From The Literary DUtest.
July  13,  1»S».
The Season at the Theatre
(OenUmwl)
i ii     ni       i
"Arms and the Man/' "The Philanderer," "The Doctor'* Dilemma," "Man
and    Superman."   and   possibly   "John
Bull's Other Island"  will be  played by
aurlne Colbourne and  hla company In
the week of December 30.
Oordon Mcleod will be baok again
also, producing "The Ringer" by Edgar
Wallace, during the week of January 6
Othnr attractions billed for the winter and apiing are: "Bloaaom Time," a
musical comedy: ihe New York Theatre
Oulld In "Porgle;" "Harlem;" "The
Dumbolli;" "Oood News;" A Russian
vaudovllie company In the "Chauve
Bourls;" "Marigold;" "Pickwick;" and
"Music In May.**
of destiny, for bringing her envoys
home again, but she said to Iras, "So
that poet ot yours comes bach* Probably he brings me nothing but a few
mangy leopard skins and some worm-
eaten spices. Will I see blm? No, I'll
not listen to excuses, let his gifts, if
he has any, speak for him."
Nevertheless, the Queen consented
to receive the adventurer* and thetr
present* ln the outer court of her
temple at Der**l*Bahrl The golden
throne of the Pharoah* was sst upon
th* data within the largs pylon*, a
groat pavilion wa* *r*cted, and there
Hat-shep-sut, Pharoah of Upper and
Lower Egypt, held her court, There
wer* aa**mbl*d courtier*, priests,
soldtora—all those highest in th*
land of th* god*.
Aa th* trumpet* sounded, the sbouts
of the peopl* rose abov* th* din In
th* court, and th* musicians, leading
th* procession, entered. Dancers k*pt
tint* to th* muslo of th* flutes, trum*
Est*, cymbal*, and rhythmic throning of drum*. Suddenly the music
stopped and the performer* crouched
on the ground aa group after group ot
priests and priestesses approached
bearing the symbols of their gods, and
passed Into the enoloaure near the
Queen. Again the trumpets sounded,
and now cam* the soldiers who had
gone with the expedition. Rank on
rank they paesed tbe throne, spears
raised high above their heads as they
Eve the Royal Salute: "Daughter of
i!" The flies opened and through
them advanced toward the Queen
groups of slave* bearing upon their
backs hssvy burdens. Piles formed
at her feet; tusks of ivory, ingots of
gold, silver, and of electrum—more*
precious than either; hides of all the
beasts of the Jungle—leopard, Hon,
panther; great boxes of dried spices;
tbs rare gums from which the fine
perfume was made; huge trunks ot
ebony trees, and other logs of precious
wood, borne by sweating serfs; more
gold and sliver in lumps and bare,
all were flung down before the pharoah.
Naked Nubians, their dark bodies
glistening with oil, tugged. Into the
court great cages. Here were live
beasts of the jungle, snarling beasts
banging against the bars in their fury;
tiny striped zebras, deer and antelope.
Suddenly a cry went up from the
crowd.
"Isis hover near me!" gasped the
Queen. "What slave Is this that you
have here? The god my father had
many slaves of many kinds, but never
haa king had a slave like that creature. Of what barbarian tribe is he?"
"Lady, he ls of no tribe, but a
devil, a child of Set. He and his imps
live In the trees ot a huge forest. He
Is no man, but a great ape, and his
strength is greater than that of the
lion of the desert."
And now the air grew sweet as If
perfume vials wero opened. Borne
upon great litters came the incense
trees which were to decorate the
home of Amen, Father of the Land of
Khem.
Pentaur raised his hand in the
Royal Salute.
"Osiris guard thee, Lady of Egypt!"
"And the ankhu, Cross of Lite, be
over you, 0 scribe I Much treasure
have you brought me from the distant
land."
"Not only treasure have I brought,
0 Queen, but also the allegiance ot
the potentate ot the land ot Punt and
promt** ot tribute every year."
"And now you wtll want your re*
ward. What I* your deetra? Would
you own maay village* aad much
land? Do you wiih to be lord of toy
ahips and a chieftain of my armies t
Any ot these I will give you."
"Lady, have you forgotten your
promise?"
"Now, by Osiris, Lord of Truth, t
mad* ho promises I"
"B—b—but you Said—Iras—"
"I made no promises."
Iras humbly remonstrated with the
Queen, but was harshly sHeaoed.
Pentaur, all bla pride and animation
gone, turn*d to depart
Then cam* a demoniac scream and
the sound of tearing wood aud strain*
Ing metal—
7,0ods of our fathers protect ttsl"
"Ths ape devil ia loose!"
"Mother Islet"
The crowd of courtier* scattered
Wildly. Screaming they ran, trampling
those who fell underfoot. Only the
Queen could not escape. Her heavy
robes held her immovable. Then, too,
she waa a proud woman, rather would
ahe die than join the flight, High on
M
'v>5J
her golden throne she watched thi'
mad beast Islsl A man running blind"
iy was caught, The ape grabtod him?
slowly, slowly, hrwia crushed in
those great arms. Th* Queen sat still,
IMS cowered ln front of her, and Pentaur, light spear in hand, stood poised
"_$• wS P* the data.
The gorilla dropped his proy. Toe
glittering throne attracted him and.
snarling, he shambled toward it Irae
screamed.
"Silence, tool," snapped Hat-shep*
sut. With on* hand sh* gripped the M
arm of her throne, with the other eh*'
clutched a tiny J*w*ll*d soOttito—
symbol of sovereignty. The animal
was running now, tend still Pentaur
held.hjytoew       ■
"T$«rWr throw/* breathed the
Queen.
Still Pentaur waited. Then, as the
feat hands were almost clutching
m, he drove his weapon deep into
e grinning mouth. The beait stopped short as the blood spurted, and
reeled stupidly. Wtth scream after
scream he tried to tear the spear from
his throat The hardwood haft broke
like tinder, but the bronse blade held
firm, tor Pentaur had driven lt into
tbe bone, and after writhing on the
ground for a few seconds the ape
lay still,
The pharoah lifted up her voice tn
thanksgiving.
"To Amen, to I*i«, to Shai, bo there
honor and sacrifice! 0 prince* and
priests, come back from your hiding
places, come back, cowards ill, who
would have left the Daughter ot Ra
to a tearful fate, come back and celebrate the marriage of Pentaur the
Poet. Pentaur the Prince, Admiral ot
the Fleet, Lord of my armies, and Iras,
my best-beloved!"
—V.R.
t^**aaa3^a*jtM«9«a^r*e,*MmaaBjasSsaaSSS
name Fantasy
A candle flame, a candle flame,
Lithe-burning in the dark—
1 sit and watch its supple dance,
Its exclamation mark
That bows and bends and strains and droops
With quick, spasmodic grace-
Then stops, and leering, shameless shows
A fat, distorted face.
I stare and stare and it becomes
A silken ember glow
That glows and glows with mellow light
And then begins to grow ....
And grows and grows and fills the room
And fills my dusty brain
Till all the cells are blended in
One silken amber stain.
So smooth, so soft
It blots out care—
Its surges waft
Me into dreams :
1 wake, but there
No candle gleams:
Yet in my stupid, sleepy head
There softly lingers on
The mem °ry of a vibrant glow-
Live fragment of the dawn—
T he sense of silken amber fire
That still breathes through my soul—
My brain is soothed by warm waves from
A silken amber coal.
—JlIUAN
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