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 Issued Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume I.
VANCOUVER, B.C., JANUARY 16, 1919
Number 7
Arts Men Hold
Successful Dance
AUDITORIUM FILLED BY MERRY
THRONG —GENERAL PUBLIC
WELL REPRESENTED
On the night of January 10th the Arts
men held their fourth annual dance in th;
auditorium of the University, under the
patronage of Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Mrs. L. F.
Robertson, Mrs. H. Hutchinson, Mrs. C. F.
H. Clark and Mrs. G. E. Robinson. The
hall was gaily and tastefully decked with
festoons of streamers in the University
blue and gold, and by the softly shaded
lights of red and blue. A five-piece orchestra occupied the stage and, much to the
delight of the guests, were generous with
their encores. This generosity of the
musicians, however, was due partly to the
applause and lung power (fully displayed)
of some of our military men. Their enthusiasm carried them so far that one
o'clock saw the dance little more than half
finished and several dances had then necessarily to be omitted.
The members of C.O.T.C. showed a
spirit of self-sacrifice with which they renounced the certainty of captivating every
fair maid present by foregoing the pleasure
of wearing their stunning drill uniforms—
a privilege kindly permitted them by their
commanding officers. However, in spite of
this the variety of uniforms present lent a
rather military air to our "Arts Dawnse/'
The students apparently needed little urging
"to support this annual function." On the
contrary, the number present showed that
it is no longer possible to entertain witli
ease our outside friends as well as students
and alumni; larger accommodation for the
future will be necessary. Most of those
present, however, regarded the discomfort
caused by the crowd in the spirit of "the
more the merrier," and Mr. Gibson and
his committee are to be complimented on
having given one of the most successful
dances ever held in U. B. C.
Other members of the faculty present
were M;ss Maclnnes, Dr. and Mrs. Mathe-
son, Mr. and Mrs. L. Robertson, Mr. and
Mrs,  Hutcheson,   Mr.  Russel,   Dr.   Sedge-
Cast for Spring
Play Announced
LEADING ROLES TAKEN BY CONNIE HIGHMOOR, DOROTHY
ADAMS, ART LORD AND GORDON SCOTT
With the second scries of try-outs completed last week, the ent're cast for the
production of "The Importance of Being
■Earnest" has been chosen. To Miss Connie
Highmoor, Arts '19, the experienced president of the club, falls the role of the
haughty, worldly Lady Blackwell. Gwendolen, her sprightly daughter, will be played
by Miss Janet Gilley, Arts '20, whilst the
other young girl role will be taken by Miss
Dorothy Adams, Arts '21. As a maiden
governess of uncertain years, Miss Isabel
Miller, Arts '22, will have an amusing bit,
whilst Miss Dorothy Gill, Arts '22, will act
the small part of Merriman, the maid.
The role of John Worthing, who learrs
in the course of this amusing play the vitai
"importance of being earnest," is in the
hands of Mr. Art. Lord, Arts '21. Another
of our popular "returned men," Mr. Gordon
Scott, Arts '19, has the part of the sophisticated Algy. Allon Peebles, Arts '20, as a
country clergyman, and Harold Hunter,
Arts '22, as the manservant, complete this
merry company. Those acting as understudies are Misses Livingstone, Ballentine.
Eveleigh, and Messrs. Elsey, Mclntyre, ana
E. W.  Faulkner.
The date of production, at the Avenue
Theatre, has been fixed for the first weekend   in   March.
wick, Mr. Wood, Mr. Boving. Mr. Jordan.
Members of the Alumni present were
Misses N, Coy, L. Bodie, S. McGuire, S.
Clement, B. Clement, K. Peck, H. White,
H. Wilband; Messrs. M. Desbrisay, E.
LeMessurier, H. Mclnnes, H. M. Robertson, C. Austin, H. Miller, L. Jackson.
The Arts men were pleased to count
among their guests many returned men,
former students of U. B. C.
Varsity Team Beats
"Civilians" 5-0
ANOTHER GAME NEXT SATURDAY WITH THE SAME TEAM-
BE THERE AT 2:45 P.M.
The Rugby team held a practice game
last Saturday and defeated the "Mud-
hounds" by a score of 5-0. Another game
will be played next Saturday with the same
team, who now call themselves the "Civilians." The game will be at 2:45, at the
Brockton Point grounds. The boys want
the support of the whole University to
help them win this game.
Both Basketball and Rugby teams are
looking forward to the return games with
the V. I. A. A. The girls have been working hard at their practices every Tuesday
and Friday and hope to turn the tables on
their Victoria opponents when they next
meet.
MUSICAL TREAT IN
STORE
The San Carlo Opera Company is now
definitely announced to appear here on the
nights of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, January 27, 28, and 29, witn a Wednesday matmec, and in addition to the
operas already mentioned, Verdi's "II
Trovatbre" and Offenbach's delightful
"Tales of Hoffman" are scheduled to be
produced.
In connection with Verdi's earlier operas,
it must always be borne in mind that the
stories are far-fetched and impossible, and
will not survive a critical analysis. Verdi
cared only for the music; he was a fountain  of  melody.
Tn 'II Trovatore" ,,we are first introduced
to a group of the Count Di Luna's retainers. The oldest of them, Fernando,
tells, in the opening aria, the events which
must he known in order to understand the
story of the opera. Further expositary
information  is   given  by  Azucena  in  Act
(Continued on Page 2) UBYSSEY
January 16, 1919
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(Continued from page 1)
Two,   in   a   powerful   aria  just   after   the
Anvil Chorus.
"The Tales of Hoffman" is a close rival
to the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; the
music is light and tuneful, and yet absolutely first class. Hoffman, upon being
rallied by his cheerful companions about
his unusually deep fits of gloom, suddenly
rouses h'mself, and offers to tell them the
story of his three unfortunate love episodes.
These stories occupy the next three acts;
the last act again shows us Hoffman and
his sympathetic companions. There is
plenty of excitement in these episodes; in
the first one, Hoffman falls in love with a
mechanical doll, and is only disillusioned
when something goes wrong with the
machinery of his beloved Olympia while
he is dancing with her, and he is whirled
round and round until he faints. In the
second one. we have a duel. In the third
one, a p'cture comes to life. The principal
numbers are Olympia's song, and the
Barcarolle of episode two.
CORRESPONDENTS
ANSWERED
ASK CYNICA GAY
Sometimes letters arrive that even Cynica
cannot answer, for example .
Dear Cynica,—Dr. Boggs said in lecture,
"There are many people who would not
rob their neighbor of a nickel, but who are
qu;tt content to be overlooked by the conductor on a crowded street car." Now,
Cynica, why did so many of the men blush
at this, and why didn't some of the women
blush?
Simplicity.
Inquisitive.—Lord has refused to tell us
who Gibson meant by "Nellie." We didn't
ask Gibson; he is six-foot-nothing and
we arc only five-foot-two. Suppose you
ask  Sutcliffe.
Line Baker paid old U. B. C. a visit
last week. He is now discharged from
the R. A. F., but has signed on for service in the ranks of the Benedicts' Battalion. May he be happy. Since we
saw him last he has all grow'd up and
got a cute little moustache 'neverything.
He is now house master and teaches
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in Assaying and other special subjects,
covering 43 hours per week for eight
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Temporary buildings of light construction have provided room for the expansion of the work carried on in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Garage
mechanics, gasoline engine operators and
chauffeurs are trained in a new garage,
which will accommodate forty men at one
time. Various models of engines and cars
provide equipment for the shop work.
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plants.
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UBYSSEY
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NEED FOR LITERARY
ARTICLES
There seems to be a general impression
abroad that the Ubyssey is simply a
chronicle of college events and activities
and that literary material is not desired.
This is certainly not the case; the publication is of course primarily a newspaper,
but it is a very poor sort of newspaper
that does not also contain a few articles
of a literary nature. The best publications
of all countries are usually noted for their
high literary tone as well as for the validity
of the news they contain, and we as a
university should certainly aim at the best.
The general trend of thought in any
university and the creative ability of the
men and women within its walls are reflected in the student publication as in
every other activity. Items of news, no
matter how well written they may be (and
it is very important that they should be
well written), can never give an adequate,
conception of the intellectual capacity of
the college as a whole.
Students owe a duty to the weekly publication, as it is not desirable that all
articles should be written by the members
of the board. It is true, with examinations
in the near future, no one has much time
to devote to extra work, but exams, are
not always with us, and a spare hour could
not be more profitably employed than by
writing a short literary article for The
Ubyssey.
The mere writing does us infinitely more
good than we imagine; it has been stated
that more good writers emanate from Oxford than any other university, because the
students are required to spend a great deal
of time in practising the art. Of course
practice alone cannot make writers, but it
will go a long way towards the accomplishment of a certain degree of perfection.
There are many subjects which provide
excellent literary material and which will
suggest    themselves    to    the    intelligent
student. Short reviews of new novels and
plays (provided these are worthy of review) are always acceptable, as they help to
keep us in touch with matters that should
lie important to every university man and
woman. In the present issue of The Ubyssey we are fortunate enough to publish
under the dramatic section an article of
the type desired: it is to be hoped that
many of a similar nature will be received
in  the  future.
Let every student of ability try to raise
the standard of the weekly publication by
doing his or her part; let us see that each
issue will contain at least one or two literary articles of value as well as the usual
news items. We want a paper of which we
may be justly proud,, worthy of the name
of a university publication and fit to rank
with others of merit. ■ -    ' '
CORRESPONDENCE
(The Editors accept no responsibility for statements made in this column. Letters must be
accompanied by the names of the writers. All
letters must be written on one side of page only,
and if typewritten must be double spaced.)
Owing to lack of space, a number of letters
have  been  held  over  till  the   next  issue.
Vancouver,   Jan.   14.   igig.
The  Editor  "Ubyssey,"
Dear Sir: I would like, with your kind permission, to be permitted, through the medium
of your paper, to address the students of Arts
and   Science   '20,   '21   and   '22.
On Friday evening, January 10, the annual
Arts' dance was held in the Auditorium, and
according to the newspaper reports it was the
"best ever." I feel sure that no University student present at that function will, in spite of
the reports, consider it an event worthy of our
institution. In fact, I believe we will all agree
that a public dance held in a down-town hall
could not have been much worse. This being
the state of affairs, I feel it my duty to try and
convince the students who will in the next few
years be guiding the policy of our Alma Mater
that the Arts dance, which, having a precedent
from Old McGill, should nevertheless become a
thing   of   the   past.
Irrespective of the class of people that have
been attending our dances, do you think that
the University should give a dance to the general public? I feel that we might find means
a little more befitting our University to entertain the general public, if we think it is necessary.
The Arts Men's Under-graduate Society have
been violating the spirit of their constitution in
the past by giving the dance. It is the duty of
this society to "promote the general interests of
its members in so far as it is permitted to do so
by the Alma Mater." The Arts dance gives
very little consideration to the student body.
True, it renders financial aid to the Alma. Mater,
but surely it is not the wish of any student that
our Alma Mater Society should become contaminated   for   the   sake   of   a   few   paltry   dollars.
Our student enrollment has now reached a
point where we have.no accommodation for outsiders at any of our functions. Why could we
not confine our large functions to our own students and members of the Alumni? True, it can
be and is argued that if it were the ruling very
few would attend, for it has not been customary
in the past for college men to bring college
women. If this is the argument, then there is
all the more reason why the ruling should be
enforced. Some of our men may then realize
they  owe  a   duty  to  their  fellow-students. January 16, 1919
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In view of the above facts, and the knowledge
of the disgraceful conduct evident at the Arts
dance, I feel sure that you, as members of the
Alma Mater Society, will next year do all in
your power to make the Arts dance, if given, i
purely student affair, and see to it that no students act in any manner unbecoming to our
Alma   Mater.    Yours   respectfully,
W.   G.   SUTCLIFFE,
Pres.   Alma   Mater   Society.
Editor   "Ubyssey":
Isn't   "L"Homme   Indigue"   funny?     I   think   his
letter   is   a   scream.
PUELLA   INNOCENTIA.
To  the   Editor  of  "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir: I read with amazement, mitigated by
compassion, your amazing attack on the masterpiece chosen by the Players' Club for their spring
production, It seems scarcely credible that anyone who has carefully read this play could make
such  absurd  comments.
Your criticisms seem to be levelled against the
character of the author and the moral attitude
of the play. The first point I shall pass over
as unworthy of discussion. If standard works
are to be judged by the morality of their authors,
then   our  literature  would  be  sadly  depleted.
As for the second charge, I am entirely in
agreement with you that the play was written
primarily to amuse. If we went to acquire only
"higher education" through the stage, we do not
attend Gilbert and Sullivan's operas nor any other
exhilarating and piffling productions which for
years have been drawing immense audiences from
all ranks of life in London and New York. We
even exclude the great Shakespearian comedies
for fear they upset the gravity of our thoughts.
I venture to say ninety per cent, of our great
plays aim not at "higher education," but at
wholesome amusement, which in itself is highly
beneficial. I am even inclined to think it would
do you good, Mr. Editor, to relax your ponderous   solemnity  with   an   occasional   laugh.
It is possible, sir, that there are a few who,
with yourself, may judge these excellent lines to
be but slightly more enjoyable than the entertainment of a cabaret, but I seriously doubt that
the great majority of our audience will be in a
position to make these comparisons. I venture
to say it is not only the much-condemned
"society" who will appreciate this play, but, if
we are only fortunate enough as to be able to
do justice to it, the whole audience cannot fail
to   be   highly  gratified  at  the   selection.
I shall not attempt to detail the merits of this
play, as even greater dramatic critics than yourself have given it the highest commendation. I
regret that your criticism is destructive in its
character to such an extent that the Greek classics, the Shakespearian plays and the most famous
modern productions are to be debarred. I have
no doubt, Mr. Editor, that the Players' Club
would welcome a practical suggestion; or why
not   produce   an   original "masterpiece?
G.   W.   S.
Vancouver,   Jan.   13.
Editor   "Ubyssey."
Dear Sir: As the article entitled "The Spring
Play" appears on the so-called editorial page of
The Ubyssey, we are led to suppose that it;
voices the opinion of the Editorial Board. May
we be allowed to congratulate the writer on his
knowledge of Oscar Wilde. From what he says,
one would credit him with having read almost
the whole of one play, but not more; not more,
by any means. Of course, everyone knows that
a knowledge of one play is all that is necessary
in order to judge the author's powers. In the
case   of   Shakespeare,   his  reputation   as  a   drama-
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tist would not suffer if the critic  had  read  only,
say,   "Love's  Labors  Lost."
The writer has certainly had experience in
selecting plays for the Players' Club; he speaks
so glibly of the wealth of drama from which
they may be selected. Naturally he knows that
any good play is suitable for amateur production, and that all groups of amateurs are the
same. They have no limitations, limitations being confined to professionals. When all the
committee has to do is find out the very best
plays and take any one of them, it is strange
that they find their task so onerous; people of
fairly average intelligence, too! Perhaps all the
wealth of drama of the ages is not contained in
the U.B.C. library, and it may be difficult just
to lay hands on it. Then we must take into
consideration the fact that students are queer
people, and that there may be some slight possibility that this year's talent in the Players' Club
is not such as to enable them to present a soul-
stirring drama with a lofty moral. Miss Anglin
is,   unfortunately,   only   an   honorary   member.
However, these are mere paltry excuses, and
before closing we must congratulate the Board
on the possession of a moral dramatic critic with
such  lofty  literary views.
Query—Why is The Ubyssey the reverse c!
literary?
INTERESTED.
[Possibly by the efforts of the "so-called"
•orrespondents the literary qualities of The
Ubyssey   will   be   "reversed."—Ed.]
Editor  "Ubyssey,"
Dear Sir: Through the medium of the correspondence columns the Students' Council wishes.
to draw the attention of the students of the
University to the disgraceful conduct of some of
our invited guests and also of some of our own
students at the Arts dance. It has always been
the general opinion that young people arrived
at University age know how to conduct themselves at a social function, yet apparently this
is a delusion. ' To be specific, the Council would
point out four misdemeanors occuring at the
Arts dance for which no excuse can be given—
discourtesy to our patronesses, improper dancing,
smoking in the ballroom, and misbehaving in
connection with the serving of refreshments.
Have the students and guests of the University
no respect for themselves that they act uncivilly
to the ladies who so kindly act as our chaperons? Do the couples who "bear hug" at a
college dance, whether they be guests or students, consider how seriously this reflects on the
University? Is it necessary that some of the
young men present at our dances should smoke
in the ballroom, or that they should fight over
the refreshments like animals? Surely this
rowdyism  is unbecoming to  the  University.
The Students' Council has already appointed
a committee to draw up a resolution governing
the limitation of attendance at, and the proper
conduct of, college functions. Such behavior as
took place at the Arts dance will not be tolerated for a moment in our University, which
stands for the best in ideals for the community,
not   for   vulgarity   and   misbehavior.    It   is   the
duty of each and every member of the Alma
Mater Society to put an end to these misdemeanors   at   once.
Respectfully    submitted    to    the    Alma    Mater
Society.
THE   STUDENTS'   COUNCIL.
SONNET
The   strong  blast   of   the  Autumn   wind
sweeps  by,
Whirling  aloft   the   last   parched  yellow
leaf,
Sobbing   over   the   roof-tops,   wails   with
grief
At Summer gone;   piling the clouds on
high
Tier  above   billowed   tier,   straining   the
eye
To   pierce   the   infinite   depths   of   fleecy
white,
Hurled   Eastward   by   the   wind's   supernal  might,
Leaving the West a royal sunset  sky.
There   is   a   time   within   the   minds   of
men
All   things   seem   revelling   in   rebellious
thought,
Passions,    ambitions,    earthly    aims    as
naught,
And no hope in  a future past our ken;
Save   at   the   day's   end,   in   the   sunset
light,
Is the sweet promise of Eternal  Night.
As the Freshman sees it: Shoe shine
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As the Senior reads it: Pedal teguments lubricated and illuminated by the
finite, quintiple, segmental, fractional
portion of one dollar.
Mother: Dorothy, you shouldn't go to
the dance in this rain. You know, your
rubbers leak.
Dorothy: That's all right. f have
pumps  inside  of them.
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DRAMA
New York theatre-goers have had, during
the pa&t Christmas season, the pleasure of
seeing the latest production from the pen
of Sir James Barrie, and one in which, if
we may believe the critics, the dramatist
has attained the height of his genius.
"Dear Brutus" is a fairy play, and it is
interesting to know that its author thought
it was too fantastic to please a New York
audience. The play deals with the workings of Fate and takes its title from
Cassms' philosophical remark, "The fault,
dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in
ourselves, that we are underlings." The
scene is laid in the home of a Mr. Lob,
where are gathered a group of disappointed mortals, each of whom has reached
middle age and looks back with passionate
longing to the person he might have been.
Mr. Lob, a delightful character, is a
reincarnation of Puck, disguised in modern
dress. It is midsummer night, and at
twelve o'clock the rose garden changes into
the forest of Might-Have-Been, and he
sends his guests out to become the people
they long to be. Here they learn that the
fault was in themselves and that they were
not the playthings of Fate. The unfaithful
husband is married to his affinity and flirts
just as violently with his real wife. The
thieving butler is a great capitalist, but a
thief still. *
The most charming scene in the play is
that where Dearth, the artist, played by
Mr. Gillette, meets in the forest his dream-
daughter. Here all the idyllic tenderness
and whimsical humor of Barrie is seen
and there is a moment of pathos "which
even Barrie has scarcely surpassed," when
the mother of this dream-child, a woman
who has just seen her own dream shattered,
is a witness, and the dramatist allows us
to hope that for these two there may be
some happiness in store. As the forest
fades away, the others, for one moment,
see themselves as they really are, but the
realization passes quickly from them and.
like Bottom, there is only left for them the
memory of a dream.
It is tragedy, in spite of the fact that it
is a fairy play; but it is tragedy with a
great sense of uplift. The man and the
woman who met the dream-child in the
forest may never see her again, but "they
have a consolation higher than life can
bring—a consolation of the spirit." It is
Goethe who says that there is no true
tragedy which does not bring with it a
spiritual illumination so great as to assuage the sense of defeat and transfigure
death itself. This is the keynote of all
great tragedy, and if Barrie has accomplished this, we may well agree with the
critics that it is the finest achievement of
his dramatic career.
—I. H,
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SCIENCE LAW COURT
Mr. Justice Morrison, Chief Justice of
the Faculty of Science, was duly elected to
his position last Thursday, with Mr. Swan-
son as Provost Marshal and Mr. Kingham
as  Chief  Prosecuting Attorney.
The men of the second year arranged t^
practice basketball in the Chalmers Church
gymnasium and also to use its splendid
swimming tank. They all went over a
week ago Wednesday and intend making
this a regular habit.
The arrival of the piano in the Physics
lecture room was hailed with delight by
everyone. We think Dr. Hebb was very
considerate the other day in awaiting the
pleasure of the Science Men's Vocal Training   Society   before   beginning   his   Physics
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