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 Issued Weekly bv the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume III.
Number 1
Freshettes Dine
E'even o clock — and all is well. The
freshettes have been purged of at least
some part of the greenness, and now are
homeward bound, in as gooey-messy-
sticky a condition as the fertile imagination of the gifted committee could conceive. It would be impossible to say
t' at the girls of Arts '24 were at all subdued, but they somehow seemed les*
bumptious when they had been put
t'.rough the process; which, after all. was
quite mild.
The question, "Must I roll it with my
nose?" signified that a young lady had
gone through the first stages of having
her lace painted with boot-black, and was
about to chase an onion down the stairs
in the approved fashion, i.e., on hands.
knees and nose. This was a good beginning, and, when they had completed the
onion promenade and had dutifully taken
a nice little bite out of the onion, each
was allowed to be anointed with a little
dog-fish oil. receive a shave and be blindfolded. This being complete, each fresh-
ette was conducted down the hall to the
common  room.
"Get down on your knees —• keep your
head down," said the kindly Soph, in
charge, using a nice wet sponge with
more or less discretion. A few more wet
sponges, some slimy macaroni, a firecracker, and the. innocents were allowed
to stand up. A jelly bean, soaked in
grease, was administered to help break
the monotony.
"Down on your knees again! Crawl
through here! Now, stand up!" Wow!
Just a piece of ice! "Oh, oh!"—only a
tooth-powder shampoo moistened with
perfume. And then each green (black
and blue) freshette had had sticky locks
tied up with a suitably colored ribbon.
She was led to the men's common room,
where she sat in state with a fellow-
sufferer in a similar condition, only more
so. They fed one another syrup—a little
inside and the rest outside. After being
tarred and feathered, they finished up by
swimming on a piano stool and crawling
about  the  auditorium.
A cup of coffee, some animal cake, and
an all-day sucker were the rewards for
bravery to the young innocents, while
refreshments of the usual order and excellence were served to the others present. Then they danced' until eleven.
Hurrah for '24!
U.B.C. Students
Receive Honors
It was with considerable pleasure that
the many friends of our former president.
Willson Coates, learned of his recent appointment as B. C's. Rhodes scholar for
1920. The choice was a popular one, as
Willson was a general favorite among the
students  of the  University.
Coming from Japan where he resided
the earlier part of his life, he took up his
h'gh school work at King Edward. U.B.C.
and Willson became acquainted in the fall
of 1916. when he began his college career.
He was a valuable acquisition to Arts '20.
as during h's four years' sojourn with
them he held positions on almost every
executive   within   the   'Varsity.
College activities and Willson went well
together, especially after his return from
overseas, when he re-entered student life
with all his former zeal. Athlet'cs, acting,
singing and directing meetings were his
diversion. His capability resulted in his
being elected President of the Alma Mater
in his final year, and the choice was a
wise one.
A capable student, a conscientious worker and a good fellow—with a high regard
and a high standard of ideals,—Willson
will, without doubt, do great credit to his
University and Province over in Oxford.
The best wishes of his fellow-students are
his in his journey across the pond.
Miss Patricia Smith, who last year won
the Governor-General's gold medal, has
earned a fellowship in history at Toronto,
and we predict that, although she is
shouldering the burden of heavy courses
(Continued on Page 2)
Crossing The
Great Divide
Groans and dull thuds, pierced now
and then by a shriek, sounded above the
hum of humanity within the Science
building during the early hours of Saturday night. The poor freshmen were being initiated. There they were, a curious
looking gathering, huddled in the Physics lecture-room. Some were clad in
unionalls and others in their old clothes,
but all seemed prepared for the worst.
The room was quite warm, but man}'
were shivering and trying in vain to
brace their knees. Each one answered
"Here, sir," to one whom they seemed to
respect very highly, and then a couple of
obliging sophomores took charge of him,
blindfolded him and led him away.
As he crossed the door-mat his feet
slipped suddenly from under him, and he
went sprawling to the floor, to be gathered up and led backwards to the resting
room on the first floor. Here he was invited to sit down, and, glad of the opportunity of a rest, he took his seat, but, to
Lis surprise, it was into a tub of water
that he sat. Dripping from this, he was
led backward again, up to the operating
room, where he was well bathed in paints
of various colors, to be passed on to the
nurse, who tenderly bandaged his ears to
the back of his head with some nice
sticky flypaper. The dentist then had the
opportunity of inspecting his teeth and of
placing a liberal ration of shaving soap
within his mouth. The barber came next
with a thorough shampoo of some new
tonic. In the convalescent room he was
roused into action by means of an electric vibrator and a scientific boost, which
created within him a desire to go for a
joy ride. This desire became well satisfied as he was placed upon the glory
glide; down he went along a ten-foot
slide sweetened in three places by overhanging sacks of moistened coal-dust.
This was the end of his travels, and he
was then conducted to a room in which
were gathered others of his suffering
Shortly before nine o clock nearly
every member of the freshman class had
been initiated into the mysteries of 'Varsity life, and each one was possessed with
the desire to "tell the world," so a downtown parade was organized. Eight
abreast they marched along Broadway to
Granville Street, where a circle was
formed   and   some    College   yells   given.
(Continued on Page 12) THE    UBYSSEY
October 14, 1920
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to the young men who strive for an
ultra-smart appearance.
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(Continued from Page 1)
in British colonial policy, she will still
represent U.B.C. as the centre of education, university spirit and good times she
always believed it. For three years Pat
has devoted almost all her time to working
for us. Her loyalty is still expressed after
a few weeks at Toronto in the following
statement: "Don't believe anything about
the poor finishings of U.B.C.; even our
temporary quarters have not a few excellent points."
In her class work here Patricia has always ranked first. Still, each year, she
has represented Arts '20 in the inter-class
debates. During her junior year she was
class representative to the Women's Literary Society, Associate Editor of the
"Ubyssey" and the first President of the
Sigma Delta Kappa. In her Senior year
she retained the latter office and added the
senior editorship of the "Ubyssey" and the
vice-presidency of the Historical Society.
Since leaving us Patricia has had a new
experience—she has learned to get her
breakfast in a kitchenette.
Walter James Couper was born in Scotland and came to Vancouver with his family while he was still of public school age
Of a modest and retiring nature, he appeared to be quite harmless as a freshman
at U.B.C. While taking an active interest in all branches of student organizations, he became prominent as a speakei
and debater when he twice represented the
University in inter-collegiate debates, and
in his fourth year won the gold medal at
the oratorical contest and was chosen
valedictorian for the graduating class.
After returning from overseas shortly
after the armistice, his progressive tendencies became evident. A man of keen
intellect, he has an earnest desire to arrive
at tiuths untainted with false prejudices.
Last spring his capabilities were recognized by the University of California when he
was awarded one of the Flood Fellow-
skips in Economics. His studies this fall
have been unfortunately interrupted by the
sudden death of his father. He wdl be returning shortly to Berkeley, California,
with the  family.
No student of Arts '20 has had an opportunity of taking up work more suited
to his tastes than Mr. Hugh L. Keenleyside, the winner of the History prize last
year. He has since received a scholarship in history to Clark College,
Worcester, Massachusetts. His interest
in history led him to originate the plan
for the Historical Society, of which he
was the first President. His studies, in
fact, did not prevent him from having
many plans; he was a student with initiative. In his sophomore year he was
Cass President. At the end of that year
he went overseas with the artillery, and
returned the following year after the
armistice. He was soon again taking an
interest in student affairs. He acted on
the Sigma Delta Kappa executive, and,
in his fourth year, was an associate
editor  of  "The   Ubyssey".
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Arts '21
Mr. joe Schell was elected President of
Arts '21 on Monday, when the special
nieeP'ng of the class was held. He will
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Mr. James Mitchell. Mr. Sammy Gal-
braith was chosen Treasurer, to replace
Mr. Winston Smith, who is not attending
University this year. The members of the
senior class decided to hold a meeting once
every month in order to plan their activities. The class executive follows: President Joe Schell; Vice-President, Miss M.
R. Munro ; Secretary, Miss McKee; Treasurer, S. Galbraith; Class Reporter. H. W.
Arts '22
Plans for this session's activities were
outlined by Arts '22 ;n their first meeting,
which was held last Thursday. The
juniors are planning an active programme
of hikes and parties for the session. The
lirst event will be a hike, which is planned for Saturday, October 16th. The class
party will be held in the first week of
November. The juniors adopted the plan
of levying a class fee of $2.50 to cover the
year's activities.
Several vacancies on the class executive were filled at the meeting. The complete executive follows: Honorary President, Dr. Sedgewick; President, J. P. G.
MacLeod; Vice-President, Miss K. Grant;
Secretary, W. McAfee; Treasurer, Miss
A. Watson ; Literary Representatives, Miss
Mary Munro and C. A. Woodworth; Athletic Representative, L. McLennan; Class
Reporter, C. Clarke.
Arts '23
Arts '23 have prepared an ambitious programme for the session. At the first meeting of the sophomore class, held last week,
the following list of events was approved
by the members : October, Hike to Grouse
Mountain plateau; November, Class Party
and Skating Party; December, Theatre
Party; January, Skating Party; February,
Valentine Party and a second hike.
In order to carry out the most immediate of these events, the following committees were appointed : Hike (about October
20), Miss E. Eveleigh, Miss Beth McLennan, Mr. H. M. Cassidy and Mr. Jack
Shier; Skating Party (about November
30), Mr. R. L. MacLeod, Miss B. Pearce,
Mr. G. H. Scott.
The class decided that in order to finance the events of the year, it would be
the best policy to follow the example of
Arts '22 and collect a class fee of $2.50.
This is somewhat a departure in class finance, but the reasons supporting it are
Dean Coleman was elected as honorary
president to fill the vacancy caused by the
departure   of   Professor   Russell.
Arts '24
The men of Arts '24 elected their class
executive on Tuesday of this week. Jack
Wilson was chosen President and Garret
Livingstone Vice-President. Harry Pur-
dy was elected Secretary and J. Bloom-
fie'd Treasurer. The literary and debating activity of the class will be under the
care of Don Baker, and the athletics under that of Greggor. Prof. Mack Eastman  was elected Honorary President.
HERE THEY ARE in great
variety — the greatest assortment
we have ever shown or is to be
found in any store hereabouts.
One-piece tops, also four size and
eight-piece tops, in greys, browns,
greens, Donegals, etc., that we
could find in a search of the best
manufacturers. And you are apt to
pay a lower price for them at
$2.00 to $5.50
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"The Ubyssey"
for  1920-1921
College Annuals
Ball Programmes
Etc., etc.
High-Grade Work and Quick
Service characterize our up-to-date
establishment. THE   UBYSSEY
October 14, 1920
We were sincerely glad to
have you on Saturday last—
noise and all.
And we regret we do not
have seats enough to accommodate the whole student
They're handy loose-leaf binders for all sorts of uses.
The cost is moderate, and they
wear well.
BINDERS come in several shapes
and sizes.
Smith, Davidson & Wright
Manufacturers   and   Wholesale
Paper Dealers
Head   Office,   Winnipeg,   Manitoba
Result of a 20-year endowment
which   matured   October   1st,   1920.
Name, Gilbert- Inkster, Lady-
smith. Premium, $102.30. Amount,
In 20 years he paid $2,004.60.
The cash value of his policy was
$3,070, being the face of the policy
$2,000 and a dividend of $1,070.
Vancouver Branch Office
For     Light     Refreshments
Ice Cream and Candies at
(5^ Ibgaapg
Issued every Thursday by the Publications Board
of the University of British Columbia.
Extra  mural  subscriptions,  $2.00  per  session.
For advertising rates, apply Advertising Manager.
Editor-in-Chief .P.   X.   Whitley
Senior   Editor A.   A.   Webster
/-A.  H. Imlah
Associate Editors \ S.  M. Seott
I Miss R.  E.  Verchere
Chief  Reporter A.   F.   Roberts
{Miss A.  Anderson
J.   C.   Clyne
Bert  Sweeting
Cliffe  Mathers
Miss P. Stewart
Exchange   Editor Miss   K.   M.   Portsmouth
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Business   Manager L.   T.   Fournier
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I'D. A.  Wallace
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Ass.stants ^ s   McLean
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Circulation   Manager R.   C.    Palmer
Editor  for  the   Week V   II.   Imlah
Probably we will enjoy a greater
measure of success in our College publications if we commence the session with a
definite program or policy. The constitution of the Publications Department calls
for certain things to be aimed at: (a) The
publication of hand-book and student periodicals, (b) The raising of the literary
standard of the University, (c) The binding together of the whole student body.
As previously explained, we had to give
up the publication of the hand book, owing
to the increased cost of labor and the
materials used in it, as paper and the
leather for the cover. This was done in
order that we might have sufficient funds
to carry out the publication of the other
student periodicals, the Ubyssey and the
Under the prevailing conditions, the size
of the weekly cannot be enlarged, and we
do not think that it is possible to carry on
without our advertising in order to make
our weekly a Literary Magazine, hence we
intend to devote the Weekly to the news of
the college, including some jokes and other
contributions which may come in. During the session two literary supplements
will be published. Mr. Coope and Mr.
Stevenson, both of Arts '22, are to be the
editors of these supplements, the first of
which will appear just before the Christmas examinations and the second one
about Easter.
We can try to bind together the whole
student body by encouraging the keenest
of College spirit, that is by publishing College yells and songs to be memorized and
to be used at games and at student gatherings, such as Alma Mater meetings and
theatre nights.
We want to have at least four special
numbers this session, one number for each
Undergraduate Society, that is, an Arts
Men's, an Arts Women's an Agriculture
and a Science number. The material for
these numbers is to be contributed by the
undergrad., for which the number is intended, and edited by the regular editorial
staff of the paper.
This feature should develop some interest,1 and we are looking forward to its
being supported by the whole student body.
The Annual will be the last publication
during the session and will appear just before the close of the session. In it we will
try to have recorded the activities of the
different organizations, as well as some
literary work and jokes, together with
p:ctures of the executives and possibly the
class pictures.
Any suggestions having a bearing upon
the development of the objects of the Publications Department will be welcomed,
and, if possible, they will be put into
To the members of Arts '24. the
"Ubyssey" extends a cheery welcome. For
most of you the entering of college marks
the first serious decision which you have
made. May you, as a freshmen class, learn
to appreciate what it means to belong to
an Alma Mater and to understand that
you are passing on to an entirely new stage
in your experience, in which you have
ceased "going to school," but in which individual responsibility has become the predominant force in your lives. The benefit which you shall receive from your University course will depend, almost altogether, upon your own efforts. If you are
serious and prepared to do a fair amount
of work there will be no regrets. But if
you are a time-waster, well—Christmas is
coming and  so  are  examinations.
It may be cruel for us to mention anything so repulsive in our first issue, but
the worst has been told, for there are many
features connected with a University
course which should make it the happiest
period in one's life. There is the opportunity of making friends among those
whose interests are very similar and whose
ideals and standards of life are of the
highest character. Through the medium of
multitudinous organizations, each with
their aims and pursuits clearly defined,
students are invited to indulge in their
favorite hobbies or to receive training in
any branch of activity for which they may-
have special aptitudes. It may be well to
remember, too, that the individual who
comes to college merely to study—to become a storehouse for facts—is not getting
an education. Only by entering wholeheartedly into college activities can one
hope to develop the fullest possible life—
the aim of the true student.
We make haste to advise, however, that
all new students should exercise careful
judgment in deciding between the various
societies wh;ch are awaiting you with
open arms. The policy which we would
suggest is that everyone show an intelligent
interest in all organizations, but that you
reserve your active support for one or two
societies in which you are especially interested and from which you may derive the
greatest amount of satisfaction and pleasure. Members of Arts '24, we expect great
things of you. By your numbers and unspoiled enthusiasm, you have the power to
put new strength and vitality' into the
whole student body and to make this session the most profitable of our existence
as a Provincial University. Will vou do
it? October 14, 1920
The scene opens at the C.P.R. station,
one Sunday night last May. Outside the
Pullman, the church bells are ringing
people to evening service; inside, bedlam
reigns. Valises, coats, hats, professors
and chaperone are all piled in one corner; while from the open windows
various pairs of wriggling legs are endeavoring to keep their excited, yelling owners at least partially attached to the train.
When, at length, the last adieux have
been said, and Vancouver left behind, order, but not peace, begins to take the
place of chaos. It is discovered that Dr.
Sedgewick is also on board — an excuse
for more noise.
Kamloops greeted us sleepily at 6
o'clock the next morning. A livelier welcome was given Bert Scott, on rising, by
an irate old gentleman, who insisted on
blaming the pains of his lumbago to the
exquisite midnight serenade so thoughtfully rendered the passengers by seven
pairs of healthy male lungs, instead of to
the rough jolting of the sleeping car,
which was, of course, the real cause.
When, after dancing until 1 o'clock
Monday night, 7 a.m. Tuesday morning
saw us awaiting the train for Vernon,
some of us wondered if lumbago was infectious, or merely the gentle temperature that goes with it.
Vernon and Kelowna met us with open
arms and magnificent hospitality. The
Country Club at Vernon and the new
Aquatic Club rooms of Kelowna were
much admired and enjoyed.
The sail up the Okanagan Lake was
one never to be forgotten. Neither was
the mock boxing match staged, impromptu, by Father Faraday and "Fisher, mum, think o worms," on the deck
of the "Sicamouse." Our sympathy was
entirely with the latter, for truly "Massa
Lavvd" was very insulting; nevertheless,
we were glad to see the fierce combat
end as tenderly as it did. Indeed, the
touching farewell with which the two
champions bid each other adieu moved
us to tears, although we must say we
thought the last embrace rather too resounding for two such practised young
Penticton remains forever pictured in
our minds as a mixture of ice-cream
sodas, charming auburn-haired young
ladies, and Chinamen. Will we ever forget the round, fat face and frightened
eyes of one paralyzed Oriental as he beheld a mob of yelling, excited lunatics
rush into his highly respectable cafe one
evening near midnight and take possession?
One other precious memory remains to
us of that never-to-be-forgotten tour. It
was on the train, coming home, that the
writer, happening to glance up from a
magazine, beheld Prof. Wood, a coquettish maiden's hat placed rakishly over one
eye, simpering and smiling foolishly (a
la Freshette), while Art Lord boldly attempted to "vamp" him, making hideous
grimaces in a vain attempt to mimic Wal-
lie Reid in a "fade-out."
As Phyllis remarked, "This was the
last straw that broke the worm's back."
As I returned to my magazine, I thought
that perhaps it was just as well, for the
sake of the far-famed dignity of some
people, that the trip was so soon to come
to an end.
Upon the withdrawal of the nomination
of A. M. Hurst for Treasurer of the Students' Council, W. O. Banfield, Science
22, has been elected by acclamation. The
new member of the Council was formerly
on the executive of the Science Undergraduate Society.
C. P. Leckie, Agriculture '21, has been
elected to fill the vacancy on the Council
caused by the resignation of E. Clarke
from the presidency of the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society. Last year "Dick"
was Treasurer of the Council, and should
feel very much at home in the presence
of that  august  body.
Next week the "Ubyssey" hopes to
continue the correspondence column as
in previous years. Help to make it snappy and interesting. Send us your first
letter  to-day.
President Klinck visited "Bill" Sutcliffe
at Howard last spring and hobnobbed
about in regular student fashion. According to "Bill," the Harvard fellows who met
Dr. Klinck were greatly impressed with
his pleasant, jovial manner and strong personality.
At last the "Ubyssey" has found a real
home. Last year's council room is so
convenient that we almost feel like issuing
this sheet every day.
If the initiators could only have found a
"Sun" reporter Saturday Evening—oh,
well, we hate to think of what "might have
Speaking of turning the hands of progress back makes us think of the decision
of our Provincial Government to charge
student fees this session.
Freshmen keep your eyes on the notice
boards. There is sure to be something
there to interest you. Be on the alert and
up-to-the-minute all the time.
Deer Mertel:—
I am surprised that you have not answered my letters witch I rote dureing the
holidayes, but I gess it is my fault maybe
you didnt receeve them and if I cood of
been able to argue better you wood of. I
saw Mr. Whitley, what ownes the paper in
this University and he wood not get out
any paper in the holidayes so I cood not
put my letters in it and I didnt no your
adres. J also went to the Province becus I
rememberd you red it once in a wile and
said you liked it better than the Ubyssey
because it was big and you liked big things
witch is why you like me I gess Mertel.
Anyway the fello what owned the Province
told me to go some other place with my
love letters, witch they arnt love leters,
Mertel, but just news and a paper shoold
like news. But you no what I am, Mertel,
always willing to oblige, so I didnt bother
him with argueing.
Well, Mertel, I am a soffomore now, and
I dont have to be looked down on by
everey one in this University like last yr.,
witch makes me feel like a differnt man,
Mertel. They is a hole lot of fellos in
this University witch is going to suffer
for the way I was treeted last yr. They
call them Freshmen but the way they look
to me Mertel they have a long way to go
befor I call them by the last part of that
name. This is not a joke, Mertel, I am
serrius. I dont blame them tor what I
suffered but then I must have revenge and
I feel revengful You no what I am Mertel, when I am revengful. I stop at nothing.
We inishiated all the Greenboys last Sat.
nite. Mertel, and they was a lot of scared
peeple. I had a fine time Mertel till one
fello witch thought he was beeing smart
asked me to try on a towel over my eyes
and before I new what was happening they
was inishiating me. They didn't do mutch
to me though becus Mr. Lord, witch I no
personaley, and witch is king in this University, rekognised me and told them to
quit. I wish I cood find the fello witch put
the towel on me becus I amm mad. You
no what I am, Mertel when Im mad.
We had a big parade after the fun and
had a grate time pulleing off trolly ropes
and etc. and all the pleecemen was scared
to stop us becus most of us was big fellows Mertel. We went and had sum ice
creem and I had three Sundays and didnt
pay for any becus they was so many of us
that Mr. Purdy coodnt count us and I
saw a chance to save some money so I
went out and didnt pay. I didnt cheet him.
I was just being thriftey. You no what I
am  Mertel. JOE.
The following statistics concerning registration and attendance will be of interest
to many students:
Applied   Science   	
939 890
Registration by classes for this year follows:
Post   Graduates       12
Arts '21      91
Arts '22     87
Arts '23   164
Arts '24   333
Nursing      10
Science '21     15
Science '22     31
Science '23    61
Science '24    91
Agriculture  '21     6
Agriculture '22     10
Agriculture  '23     12
Agriculture '24    16 THE   UBYSSEY
October 14, 1920
Kitsilano,  Cap'lano,  Siwash  Squaw,
Klahowya Tillicum Skookum Wah,
Hy-yu,   Mammook   Mucka  Mucka Zip.
B. C. Varsity Rip, Rip, Rip.
Athletics in the University will cost the
students a tidy sum of money for the session if the budgets passed by the Men's
Athletic executive are O.K.'d by the Students' Council. At'the meeting of the executive on Monday, the following were ao-
proved: Ice Hockey, $200; basketball,
$12 50; soccer, $156.00; outdoor club.
$102.00. The budgets for the rugby, boxing, swimming and rooters clubs were not
prepared at the time of this  meeting.
The executive also decided that a dance
should be held by the combined Men's and
Women's Athletic Departments. On
motion of J. Shier, seconded by Al. Russel,
it was decided to hold this dance in Lester
Court on the first Friday of the second
Under the able coaching of Mr. A. Lord,
the Club members have buckled down to
the season's work with all the vigor that
a summer's rest in mines ana canneries
has permitted them to store up. Practices
have been held on Wednesday afternoon at
Athletic Park and on Saturday at Brockton Point, with an average attendance of
The Club has entered a team in the Vancouver Rugby Union to defend the Miller
cup which it succeeded in winning last
year. The first game of this series will be
played at Brockton Point on Thanksgiving  Day,  October  18th.
Negotiations have been opened up to
permit 'Varsity to compete for the Mc-
Kechnie cup, which was played for last
season by Vancouver and Victoria teams
Stanford is also down on our list of victims, a series of games be;ng arranged for
during the Christmas holidays in California.
In the event of a local intermediate
league starting up, U.B.C. has a team ready
waiting to set the pace.
In conclusion, let us urge everyone to
turn out for the first game of the season
on Monday, October 18th. at Brockton
On Tuesday last there was a meeting of
the members of the Swimming Club, at
which the following officers were elected:
Honorary President, Mr. Walker; President, H. Rushbury; Vice-President, H.
Gwyther; Secretary-Treasurer, H. Offord.
Mr. Offord has also been asked to officiate
as Secretary for the Boxing and Swedish
Drill Clubs, which clubs will use Chalmers gymnasium on the same nights as the
Swimming Club. Arrangements have been
made so that members of one club may enjoy the privileges  of all three.
'Varsity—Rah!   'Varsity—Rah!
Give 'em HELL with a sis-bom-bah !
Soak 'em, croak 'em, cover 'em with gore—
Sweep 'cm away with a rush and a roar!
Hold 'em, hold 'em !  Don't let 'em through !
Win that Cup for the B.C.U.!
After winnmg their initial game two
weeks ago, the 'Varsity soccer team met
defeat on Saturday when they played
C.P.R., the league leaders, at Recreation
Park. The final score was 3-1 against us.
'Varsity started with a rush, and opened
the score when Rushbury beat' the goalkeeper on a neat pass from Cameron. The
C.P.R. came back strong and evened up
shortly afterwards. They went into the
lead just before the whistle was blown for
half time.
'Varsity played well the second half and
had by far the best of the play, but were
unable to connect with the goal. Just before time the C.P.R. got another goal, and
the game finished with 'Varsity pressing
hard. Henderson, ;n goal for 'Varsity,
played a fine game, although the strong
sun shining in his eyes for the first half
seriously handicapped him.
The line-up: Henderson, Wolverton and
Crute; Cant, Jackson and Mitchell; Cameron, Mark, Lundie, MacLeod and Rushbury.
The annual tennis tournament promoted
by the University Tennis Club, although
delayed by ram, has proven a great success. The semi-finals were played on Monday afternoon, and some close matches
were seen by the large gallery of interested
students. This year the executive of the
club, under the direction of the President,
"Mickey" McDougall, secured eight cups
to be presented for the championship in
each event. As a result of the "pep" which
the executive put into preparations, there
was a greater number of entries than ever
In the semi-finals which took place on
Monday, Lou Hunter and Harold McLean qualified for the final round. Lou
defeated S. R. Say (Science '23) in two
fast, close sets, 7-5, 6-3. Say had battled
his way to the semi-finals by playing a
steady, consistent game. McLean qualified by defeating Kerr (Arts '22), but he
had to extend himself to win. Kerr was
playing in good form, losing out, 1-6, 6-1,
In the lad'es singles, Miss Muriel Munro,
last year's champion, and Miss Dorothy
Gillespie, qualified for the finals. Miss
Gillespie defeated Miss M. Findlay in the
semi-finals and Miss Munro defeated Miss
Gwen Robson.
The championship of the men's doubles
rests between S. R. Say and Baker and
M;ller and Miller. The latter team fought
their way into the finals by defeating McDougall and Munro, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4. Say and
Baker qualified by 'defeating their fellow-
"Catfish,  Dogfish,
Develfish,   Sharks!
Attaboy,  Attaboy !
Raise some sparks !
Eat 'em up !    Eat 'em up !
Eat 'em up !    Raw !
B. C. 'Varsity!    Rah! Rah!  Rah!"
science  men,  Plummer  and  Guernsay,  6-4,
Miss Mary and Miss Muriel Munro won
the championship of the ladies' doubles In-
defeating Misses Kloepfer and Leveson
6-4, 8-6. Both teams played excellent tennis <n the final tussle.
. The championship of the mixed doubles
will cause a battle between Miss M. Gordon and C. Miller and Miss Mary Munro
and Baker, for each of these teams fought
their way into the final round. The latter
team defeated Miss Muriel Munro and McLean in these hard sets on Tuesday morning. The score was 6-4, 0-6, and 7-5. Miss
Gordon and Miller qual'fied by defeating
Miss Kloepfer and Hunter 1-6. 8-6. 6-4.
The annual tennis dance was held in
the auditorium on Friday evening last. It
was planned that the presentation of cups
should l)e made at the dance, but owing to
the rainy weather of last week this event
had to be postponed. The guests at the
dance, however, were able to enjoy a
delightful evening. The patronesses were:
Mrs. H. A. Sedgewick, Mrs. J. Henderson,
Mrs. E. H. Archibald and Mrs. Wood
Ladies' Singles—Miss Muriel R. Munro, Arts '21.
Men s Singles—Harold W. McLean,
Arts  '21.
Ladies' Doubles—Miss M. R. Munro,
Arts '21, and Miss Mary Munro, Arts '22.
Men's Doubles—W. Walker, Science
'23, and S. R. Ray, Science '23.
Mixed Doubles—Miss Mary Munro,
Arts '22, and W. Baker, Science '23.
It is all over. On Tuesday afternoon
the tennis players gathered at the Laurel
courts to watch the champs, and near-
champs, perform. Every championship
was closely contested, and the large gallery of students saw much excellent tennis when they stayed to see the last of
the finals played off.
Miss Mary Munro and Wally Baker
set the example when they defeated Miss
Margaret Gordon and Clive Miller for the
championship of the mixed doubles. They
won three straight sets, 6-1, 7-5, and 8-6.
Miss Muriel Munro, anxious to uphold
the reputation of Arts 21, played a first-
c'ass brand of tennis when she defeated
Miss D. Gillespie, Arts '24, in the final
round of the  ladies' single.
Science '23 came into its own when
Baker and Say captured the men's double championship. They played bang-up
tennis, winning in three sets from Miller
and Miller, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. A large number
of the Science men were on hand to cheer
on  their  fellow-students.
TRACK MEET,   Wednesday, October 27 October 14, 1920
Constitution of the Alma Mater Society
The University of British Columbia
Clause 1—The name of the society shall be
the Alma Mater Society of the University
of British Columbia.
Clause 2—The composition of the society:
(a) The society shall be composed of active  and  of  honorary  members.
(b) Active members ■ shall comprise all
registered students of the University,
graduates and undergraduates, who
have paid Alma Mater fees for the
current  session.
(c) Honorary members shall comprise all
members' of the Faculty, all graduates
of the University, and others to whom
honorary membership may  be given.
Clause 3—The objects of the society shall be:
(a) To promote, direct and control all
student   activities   within   the   Univer- .
Uy as represented in the following
associations and societies and their
subsidiary organizations: (1) The undergraduate societies. (2) the Literary
and Scientific Society, (3) the Athletic
Association, (4) the Student Publications  Department.
(b) 1. The undergraduate societies shall
comprise the Women's Undergraduate
Society, the Arts Men's Undergraduate
Society, the Science Men's Undergraduate Society, the Agriculture Undergraduate Society and the subsidiary
class   organizations.
2. The Literary and Scientific Societv shall comprise the Women's Literary Society, the Men's Literary Society, the Players' Club, the Musical
Society, the Chemistry Society, and
such kindred organizations as the
Council shall assign to this department.
3. The athletic associations shall
comprise the Women's Athletic Association, the Men's Athletic Association
and all of their subsidiary societies.
4. The Student Publications Department shall comprise all boards or
organizations undertaking student-
Clause 4—Meetings of the Society:
(a) A semi-annual meeting -will be held
within the first ten days of the fall
term, at which the Treasurer will
make a financial statement, and the
functions and activities of the Alma
Mater Society and subsidiary societies
will  be outlined.
(b) The annual meeting will be held in
the last week in March, at which the
President and the Treasurer will make
a report, and the reports of each subsidiary organization will be presented
and passed upon.
(c) Special meetings may be called at any
time by the President, on the request
of the Students' Council or on the
written request of twenty members of
the society. At these meetings no
business can be transacted, except
that for which the meeting has been
(d) Only active members may vote at the
meetings of the society. Honorary
members may not vote, but may take
part  in  all  discussions.
(e) Thirty-three per cent, of the students
registered for the current session shall
constitute a quorum at any meeting of
the  society.
Clause 5—The Executive:
(a) The name: The name of the Executive  shall  be  the  Students'   Council.
(b) Members:
1.    The Honorary President.
2. The President, who shall be an
undergraduate of the senior year of
any faculty.
3. The Secretary of the Alma Mater
Society, who shall be an undergraduate of the junior or senior year of
any  faculty.
4. The Treasurer of the Alma Mater Society, who shall be an undergraduate of the junior or senior year
of any faculty.
5. The President of the Women's
Undergraduate Society, who shall be
an undergraduate of the senior year of
any faculty.
6. The President of the Arts Men's
Undergraduate Society, who shall be
an undergraduate of the senior year of
the Faculty of Arts.
7. The President of the Science
Men's Undergraduate Society, who
shall be an undergraduate of the
junior or the senior year of the Faculty of Science.
8. The President of the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society, who shall be
an undergraduate of the senior year of
the Faculty of Agriculture.
9. The President of the Literary
and Scientific Department, who shall
be an undergraduate of the junior or
the senior year of any faculty.
10. The President of the Women's
Athletic Association, who shall be an
undergraduate of the junior or the
senior year of any faculty.
11. The President of the Men's
Athletic Association, who shall be an
undergraduate of the junior or the
senior  year  of  any  faculty.
12. The Editor-in-Chief of the StuT
dent Publications, who shall be an
undergraduate of the junior or the
senior year of any faculty.
ic) Officers of the Society: Honorary
President, President, Vice-President,
Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer,   and  Assistant   Treasurer.
(d)  Duties of the Officers:
1. The President shall preside at all
meetings of the Students' Council and
at all meetings of the Alma Mater Society: shall convene all ordinary meetings of the Students' Council: shall be
an ex-otlicio member of all committees
under the Alma Mater Society, and
shall undertake all other duties as
usually fall to the office of the President.
2. The Vice-President shall, in the
absence of the President, assume all
his  duties.
3. The Secretary shall take minutes
of all meetings of the Students' Council and of all meetings of the Alma
Mater Society: shall conduct all correspondence of the Students' Council,
and keep on file copies of all letters
written and received by him relating
to the affairs of the Society: shall read
the annual report of the subsidiary-
organizations   at   the   annual   meeting.
4. The Assistant Secretary shall
assist the Secretary in the discharge
of all his duties.
5. The Treasurer shall take charge
of the funds of the society, which shall
be divided into two parts, namely, (1)
appropriations! for the students' publications, (2) the remainder of the
funds of the Alma Mater Society. The
Treasurer shall immediately, on the
receipt of these funds, have them deposited   in   a   chartered   bank   selected
by the Students' Council, a bank for-
each of the respective divisions of trie
funds. He shall not disburse the funot.
under his direct control except in the
payment of bills certified by the President and the Treasurer of the societv
which contracted the bills, and then
only by cheque signed by him anrt
countersigned by the President of tnt-
Students' Council. He shall keep careful count of, and be responsible for.
all moneys received and disbursed by
him and the Assistant Treasurer, anrt
shall file all bills and receipts under
his direct control. All other bills and
receipts and bills, namely, those'of th*-
Students' Publication, shall be filed by
the Assistant Treasurer. The Treasurer shall render to the Students'
Council a statement of the finances of
the society each month. He shall submit a financial report at the annua!
meeting, and at any other time, or«
the written order of the Students'
6. The Assistant Treasurer shall be
the business manager of the students'
publications, but shall not sit on the
Council. He shall manage and keep
accurate account of all moneys of the
students' publications received and
expended by him, accounts being subject to audit upon the request of the
Treasurer of the Students' Council. In
his capacity as business manager of
students' publications, he shall make
all expenditures by cheque on its account signed by him and countersigned
by the President and Treasurer of the
Students'   Council.
(e)  The   Duties   of   the   Students'   Council:
1. The Students' Council shall be
the only recognized medium between
the Alma Mater Society and (1) the
University authorities, (2) the other
organizations, and (3) the general
2. The. Students' Council shall have
control of all affiliated student activities, subject to the approval of the
joint  committee   on  student  affairs.
3. The Students' Council shall act
as a court, before which any student
may be called to account for misdemeanor.
4. The Students' Council shall appoint a returning officer and scrutineers for the election of the Honorary
President and the President of the
Alma  Mater  Society.
5. The Students' Council shall appoint two of its members to sit with
the President of the Alma Mater Society on the joint committee on student affairs.
6. The Students' Council shall meet
regularly each week during the session.
7. Immediately after the close of
the spring term the Students' Council-
elect shall assume its office at a joint
meeting of the retiring Students'
8. It shall be the duty of the Students' Council to promote social intercourse and academic unity within the
Clause 6—Elections:
(a) Honorary President, President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Alma Mater
1. Nominations shall be in the hands
of the Secretary seven days before the
election day and shall be posted immediately   by    him    on    the    bulletin THE   UBYSSEY
October 14, 1920
boards. Each nomination must be accompanied by not less than ten members of the society.
2. No student may sign the nomination of more than one candidate for
each office.
3. The election shall be by ballot.
4. The election of the President and
the Honorary President shall be held
on the second Monday in March.
Polling booths will be open from tO
a.m. to 3 p.m.
5. The election of the Secretary and
the Treasurer shall be held on the
third Monday in March. The polling
booths shall be open from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m.
6. Only active members shall have
the privilege of voting at these elections.
7. After the ballots have been
counted, the returning officer shall
place them in a package,' which shall
be sealed in the presence of the
scrutineers and preserved until after
the annual meeting of the society.
(b) Appointments  by  the  Students'   Coun
1. The Editor-in-Chief of Student
Publications. The Students' Council
shall appoint this officer on the day
following the election of the President
of   the  Alma  Mater   Society.
2. The Business Manager: The
Students' Council, in collaboration
with the Editor-in-Chief, shall appoint
this officer on the day following the
appointment of the Editor-in-Chief.
3. The Senior Editor of the Students' Publications: The Students'
Council, in collaboration with the
Editor-in-Chief, shall appoint this
officer on the day following the appointment of  the  Editor-in-Chief.
(a) Duties of the Senior Editor: The
Senior Editor shall superintend the
editorial work of the students'
publications and shall be responsible for it to  the Editor-in-Chief
(c) Appointments by the Students' Council-elect: Vice-President and Assistant
Secretary. The Students' Council-elect
shall appoint these from its number
before the close of the spring term.
(d) When a vacancy has been definitely
established in any of the offices of the
society, the election of the successor
shall be held in accordance with the
procedure prescribed for in the election of such officers.
(e) Officers of the Undergraduate Societies, Literary and Scientific Department, and the Athletic Associations:
1. The election of the officers of
the undergraduate societies shall be
held on Thursday following the election of the Secretary and Treasurer
of the Alma Mater Society.
2. The election of the officers of the
Literary and Scientific Department
and the athletic associations shall be
held on the Monday following the elec
tion of the  Secretary and  Treasurer of
the Alma  Mater Society.
Clause 7—Finances:
(a) The funds of the society shall consist
of the following:
1. Fees of admission to the society, collected by the Registrar of
the University under the authority of
the Board of Governors.
2. All moneys, excepting special
membership fees, received by student
organizations  under  the  society.
(b) Estimates of the proposed expenditures of the Undergraduate Societies
and the Literary and Scientific Department, the Athletic Associations
and the Students' Publications shall
be in the hands of the Treasurer before the third week of the session.
(c) A budget shall be prepared by the
Treasurer from these estimates and
presented in the fourth week of the
session to the Students' Council for
consideration  and  adoption.
(d) Any student organizations under the
society may spend money for the purpose and for the amount prescribed
for its use in the budget, except by
special permission of the Students'
Clause 8—Reports from the secretaries and
treasurers of the undergraduate societies,
the Literary and Scientific Department,
the Publications Department, athletic associations and their subsidiary organizations, shall be in the hands of the society
immediately after the election of their
Clause 9—No student shall be elected as a
representative on the Students' Council
for more  than one  society.
Clause 10—The Faculty Committee on Student Affairs shall be the first medium of
communication between the University
authorities and the student body. It shall
confirm the activities of the student body
by endorsing from time to time the proposals of the Alma' Mater Society. All
matters concerning which a conference is
deemed advisable shall be referred to the
joint committee on student affairs, which
shall be composed of three members of
the Faculty and three members of the
Students' Council. Should this committee
not endorse the proposals of the Alma
Mater Society, it may amend or annul
them, and its decision shall be considered
as the combined judgment of the Faculty
and students. A minority of two members of the committee, with the consent
of the chairman, may appeal to the Senate  any  decision  made   by  the  committee.
Clause 11—This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of votes at a
meeting of the society, provided two
weeks' notice of the meeting is given on
the bulletin boards.
COUNCILS OF 1918-19 AND  1919-20
April 29th, 1918. That a memorial fund be
started to erect a suitable memorial at
Point Grey in memory of the gallant students who have or will have made the supreme sacrifice in the great war, and that
the various societies under the Alma Mater be asked to put aside 10 per cent, of
all  moneys earned  by them  for  this fund.
April 8th, 1919. That the fund known as
the student memorial fund be placed in
trust in the Bank of Montreal, the fund
to be left in the hands of a permanent
committee consisting of the successive
presidents of the Alma Mater Society, beginning with the year 1918-19, together
with the Students' Council in power at the
time of the erection of the memorial. The
convenor of the committee to be the President  of  the Alma  Mater Society.
December 9th, 1918. That subsidiary societies under the Literary and Scientific Department be not permitted to hold general
social   functions.
October 21st, 1919 (Amended to Jan. 20th,
1919). That the attendance at University
dances be restricted to members of the
Alma Mater Society and guests. Guests
to consist of honorary guests, such guests
as may be invited by members of the
Alma Mater Society, each member to be
entitled to one guest, and no couple of
two outsiders be permitted to attend; admission to the dances to be by ticket and
invitation only, the sale of tickets to close
forty-eight hours before the date of the
function. That the arrangement for any
social function of the University be submitted for the approval of the Students'
Council at least four days before the function.
November 3rd, 1919 (Amended to April 29th,
1919). That in future all organizations of
the University students which do not come
under the Alma Mater Society, with such
exceptions as shall be approved by the
Students' Council, be debarred from the
use of the University name and the use of
the  notice boards.
November 17th, 1919. That at its first
meeting of the fall term the Council shall
appoint two of its members as convenors
of the women's and, the men's initiation
committees, said conveners to form committees, which should submit reports of
the initiation arrangements to the Council
for  approval.
January 20th, 1920. That card playing, except at University functions, and gambling in any form, such as dice-throwing
and coin-tossing for money, or any monetary equivalent whatsoever, be prohibited
within the precincts of the  University.
January 19th, 1920. That the major functions, such as annual undergraduate
dances and congregation dances, close at
1 o'clock. That the minor functions, such
' as class parties, close at 12 o'clock. That,
so far as possible, al! such social functions
be  held on  Friday  night.
January 29th, 1920 (Amended to January
19th, 1920). That this by-law apply to
functions within  the  University only.'
A Personal Word from the Librarian
It is a fact not generally known that
ours is a larger book collection than is
owned by moSt Canadian universities. It
is more than twice as large as either that
of Alberta, of Saskatchewan, of Manitoba. It is considerably larger than the libraries of such old and honored institutions as Acadia, McMasfer and Mount
Allison. Indeed, in the whole Dominion
it is exceeded in volume-total only by
McGill, Toronto, Laval, Queen's and
Western. The 35,000 volumes, with
necessary working equipment, represent
an outlay of nearly $100,000, and, with
the rapid increases in book prices during
the past five years, perhaps could not
be replaced for well nigh twice that sum.
While  we   can   congratulate    ourselves
on a good and growing book collection,
the annually increasing student body presents problems that every session increase in difficulty, and for which no satisfactory solution is possible while the
University is housed as at present. This
year between 900 and 950 degree course
students are enrolled—and the accommodation in the reading-room is 102! The
total registration last year was 1,320.
Study facilities in most universities range
from 25 to 40 per cent, of the total registration. On this basis we should have
reading table room for at least 350 students.
Inadequate as is the seating capacity,
the circumstances are worse even than
they appear. Students are crowded, elbow to elbow, six to a table; the working
space for each being only two feet in
width and eighteen inches in depth; an
open Britannica and a note book cover
more space than is available for one student.    The  aisles  between  tables  should
be at least twice as broad, while those
between the chairs and wall stacks hardly permit a person to stoop to the lower
shelves. One has almost always to stand
to consult the periodicals in the magazine
racks—"dog-kennels," as they are not inaptly named; while the main catalogue is
crowded into a corner, flanked by the
"Pooles" and the "Readers' Guides," so
that three or four persons consulting
there at once make satisfactory work
difficult, while half-a-dozen render it impossible.
These are the reading-room conditions
with which this session every student is,
or will be, familiar. These conditions
cannot  be  improved.
But while conditions are admittedly
difficult, they can be made endurable. Inconveniences can be minimized by cheerful acceptance of facts, by consideration
for others, by co-operation. Though,
without question, "cursed propinquity'*
promotes   unnecessary   conversation,   the October 14, 1920
tradition of silence that prevails in every
well-regulated reading-room can be attached in our own. All that is needed to
accomplish this is a personal resolution
on   the   part  of  each   individual   student.
If any student has an imperative inner
urge that makes necessary immediate
settlement of some matter, are there not
halls, and corridors, and common rooms,
that can be used for the purpose? And
if every student, on leaving a study table, moves his chair beneath it, progress
down the aisles would still be possible.
Sometimes, when the gong sounds and
fifty or sixty students move to lecture-
rooms, it takes several minutes' work to
make any semblance of a pathway down
the room. And if, after use, other students return Reserved or Reference
books to their proper positions on the
shelves, you will be able to find them
much more readily than if you had to
move, or edge between, chairs, and
search for them over six or ten tables,
disturbing twenty or fifty other students
in  the process.
These and similar matters can be, and
are, covered by reading-room regulations. But I would like to suggest a
much more excellent way. This session,
let us try to do whatever is necessary,
not because of law, or rule, or regulation,
but because we are impelled thereto by
courtesy for others, and by a spirit of
co-operation. Let us "play the game,"
and develop an "esprit de corps" for study
periods in the reading-room that will
make formal discipline something wholly
superfluous. Every true democrat can
move with perfect freedom within the
limits of any law he fully approves.
While any ingenious student can "beat'
almost any system of regulation, none
can evade his own personal ethical code.
Conduct is always the mere manifestation of outlook, of attitude of mind. Life
in a university, as elsewhere, is largely a
series of adjustments of personal relations. On the temper and spirit with
which we meet, and deal with, inconveniences and difficulties, such as are
unavoidable in the reading-room, will
largely depend whatever of satisfaction
or otherwise the work of the session will
bring to the student body, and to the
library staff.
All members of the library staff will
endeavor to give to students assistance
and service, and so, by mutual consideration and helpfulness, the session of 1920-
1921 may be the most pleasant and the
most successful in the history of our
young  University.
• The first general meeting of the Alma
Mater Society was held on Monday, October 4th, when Mr. Art Lord delivered the
address of welcome to the newcomers. He
outlined the purpose and organization of
the society for the benefit of the freshmen,
and laid emphasis on the necessity of observing several by-laws pertaining to
smoking, gambling and kindred crimes.
Mr. T. H. James, Science '21, had the
pleasure of moving that "everybody else"
lie assessed two dollars. Th's motion followed an explanation of the finances of the
Alma Mater. The President explained that
it would be impossible to carry on with an
Alma Mater fee of only five dollars. This
extra assessment was proposed, and after
it had been changed to include even the
mover, it was seconded by Mr. Les Four-
nier Arts '21. The motion carried by a
large majority.
With the first rehearsal of the Musical
Society in the auditorium yesterday noon,
the members were introduced to the new
conductor, Lieut. A. D. Parkin. When Professor E. H. Russell left for Victoria, a
decided loss was felt by the members of
the Musical Society. However, in the appointment of Lieut. Parkin the Executive
is confident that the excellent work established last year will be carried on through
the present term. The new leader is taking a prominent part in other mus'cal circles in the city, and the students here are
offered a splendid opportunity for training in singing.
Orchestra practise will commence tomorrow at noon, and any student who
plays a musical instrument is requested to
get in touch with Mr. Jas Dauphinee (Arts
J. W. Fofter
Rogers  Bldg., 450 Granville  Street
345 Hastings Street, West
We carry a large assortment of
Loose-Leaf Note Books, Fillers, Waterman Fountain Pens, and all requisites to complete your records in your
the Uancouwr Stationers Dd.
683 Granville St.    Phone, Sey. 5119
One Beauty of Our Shoes
Is their perfect comfort. Built, as they are, in the latest models, with every
attention to style detail; nevertheless, comfort has not been sacrificed in the
slightest degree.
Our new Winter F'ootwear is smart, indeed, yet as comfortable and
long-wearing as shoes can be made.
Their prices represent the Biggest Shoe Values in Town.
The Ingledew Shoe Co.
October  14, 1920
The Palm Garden
Corner Tenth Ave. and Willow St.
Where  you  meet  your  College  friends
at lunch or tea time
Have you had a box of Chocolates
yet from McDonald's new store?
Gee!   it's  a  lovely  place!
888 Granville Street
(One  block   south   of  old   store,   corner
Robson   Street)
Are your skates ready? If not.
call at TISDALLS and let us take
care of you. A complete line of all
the world's best Skates and Boots
carried in  stock.    Let us serve you.
The Complete Sporting
Goods Store
A delightful reception for out-of-town
newcomers among the women of the college was held at the home of Mrs. Klinck
Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Klinck has held
such a reception for several years, the newcomers to the city and to the University
being cordially received and welcomed.
She was ass'sted in welcoming the visitors
by seyeral members.of the Y.W.C.A. camp
conference, among whom were: Miss
Dorothy Brenchley, Miss Beth McLennan.
Miss Constance Feter, Miss Marjorie
Leek, Miss Doris Fulton, . Miss Lila
Coates. Miss Janet McTavish and Miss
Phyllis Darling.
An unconventional mode of introduction
was used at the reception. All the young
ladies were tagged with a ticket bearing
their names and years, and this informal
method proved very successful. A buffet
supper was  served.
The Y.W.C.A. camp leaders provided
several interesting items to the evening's
entertainment, when they rendered a number of their camp songs. Miss Lila
Coates rendered a piano solo and Miss
Marjorie Peck sang. Just before dispersing, the young ladies gave "Kitsilano"
with much gusto.
The University Y.W.C.A. also tendered
a reception to the freshettes. On Thursday afternoon September 29, the cab'net
of the "Y" were the hosts at a charming
reception held in the auditorium. Mrs. L.
S. Klinck and Miss Dorothy Brenchley received the guests.
Miss Brenchley, President of the "Y", in
a short address, outlined tile purposes
of the organization. Mrs. Klinck, as Honorary President, expressed the hope that
the association would continue to be as
successful as in the past. She urged those
who were not members to enroll at once.
The convenors of the various committees spoke to the freshettes, outlining the
work    of    their    departments :     Morning
The Barron Hotel
Phone, Seymour 2011
Phone,  Seymour 7853
C.  HERMANN,  Proprietor
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watch, Miss Marion Mounce; Bible study,
Miss K. Grant;  social service. Miss Marjorie Agnew; morning prayer, M'ss Doris
Fulton;   finance,   Miss   Gwen   Lewis.
Tea was served bv the executive.
Does   "Alf"    Rive   like   pumpkin    pie?
Well,   you   should  have  seen   him  at   the
"get-together"  supper which  the University Y.M.C.A. held for out-of-town freshmen    last   Wednesday   evening.     Several
short   talks,   of   rather   a   happy   nature,
were     interspersed     with   '"Clementine,"
"Riding  Down   from   Bangor,"  and  other
sacred  ditties.     "Ted"  Johnston  presided
over the throng, while Dr. Todd, Honorary President, told the fellows of the purpose of the "Y," and explained the position    which    it   occupied   in    College   life.
Rive and Webster orated upon the mysteries   surrounding   their   special   interests
—the   Literary  Department and  the  Pub-
'ications   Board,   respectively.      "Jimmie"
Mitchell  sang  the  praises  of  the   Musical
Society,   and   Roy   Vollum   unfolded   the
secrets   of   the   Chemistry   Society.     The
Farmers'      Party     was     represented     by
"Ernie"   Clarke,   who   voiced    the   many
virtues  of  his  comrades.     But  when   the
principals   had   reached   the   end   of    their
tetter, the real  fun began.    Every fellow
at   the   table   was   responsible   for   introducing the person  sitting next  to  him on
the left, and, in truth, it is a pity that the
editor   of   "Life'     was    not    present.      In
spite  of all  these  distractions,  the  freshmen were made familiar with the 'various
departments   of   University   activity,   and
were,  incidentally,  infected  with  the spirit
of  good-fellowship    and    student    loyalty
which pervaded the meeting.
Fellows, if you are interested in a live
Christian organization, boost the Student
"Y." Come along to the first meeting of
the session.
On Tuesday, October 5th, Mr. Sid Anderson, President, took the chair at the
first S.M.U.S. meeting. Dr. Davidson addressed a few words to the men, expressing his appreciation in being chosen as
Honorary President of the Society. The
Science Court was d'scusscd and last
year's constitution again adopted. The officers are: Judge, H. James; Provost Marshal, C. O. Swanson: Prosecuting Attorney, S. R. Say. The year's budget was
drawn up, and it was decided to hold two
social functions besides a science dance,
one of these to be a smoker about the end
of the month.   Plans are now under wav.
fi to :s A.M.
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accounts may be opened and deposits made  by mail.
Ten Branches in Vancouver District, including the following, which
are in the vicinity of the University:
Corner Sixth Ave. and Granville.
Corner Fourth Ave. and Yew St.
Corner Eighth Ave. and Main St.
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An impressive ceremony took place on
Friday evening,, October 1st, when the
beautiful bronze memorial tablet erected
to the memory of the members of the Western Universities (196th) Battalion was unveiled by Bishop DePencier. The tablet
is a handsome work of art, which was contributed by the Women's Auxiliary to the
University Battalion. A large number of
former members of the battalion were
present to witness the ceremony- and to
pay tribute to departed comrades.
In unveiling the memorial, Bishop De
Penc;er said: "We reverently salute the
dead who gave their lives in the performance of their duty. We proudly recall
their faithfulness, bravery and self-sacrifice, and we thank God for the memory and
high example of those who died that we
might live and preserve our liberty and
freedom. We have in mind, as well, those
who. having fought the good fight, were
permitted to return to us."
Three hymns were sung durng the
memorial service—"God of Our Fathers,"
"For All the Saints" and "God Bless Our
Motherland." Prayer was offered by Dr.
A. M. Sanford. the principal of Columbian
College, and the lesson was read by Rev.
C. C. Owen. Mr. J. E. Pacey sang "Requiem" and "O Rest in the Lord." At the
conclusion of the Bishop's address, "Last
Post" was sounded by Sergt. F. Wallinger
and members of the 1st B.C.R. bugle band.
The audience stood with bowed heads as
the names of the dead were read.
President Klinck, in fitting words, made
the speech of acceptance on behalf of the
University of British Columbia. He accepted it, he declared, "in the confident
assurance that it will serve as a continual
incentive to high endeavor and noble
achievements on the part of succeeding
generations of students."
The arrangements for the service were
in the hands of Mrs. C. Timberlake. The
ushers were : H. Letson, C. H. Calder, M.
Timberlake, J. Stewart, H. G. Haggart and
George Peters.
The first general meeting of the Agricultural Undergraduate Society was held
on Thursday, when Mr. C. P. Leckie was
elected President, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Ernest
Clarke. Mr. Clarke was elected Vice-
President of the Society. Mb". Charlie
Traves gave a short outline of the programme which the Agricultural Discussion
Club would pursue for the year. The
complete executive of the Aggie Under-
grad follows: Honorary President, Dean
Clement; President. C. P. Leckie; Vice-
President, G. E. W. Clarke; Secretary, A.
E. Richards; Treasurer, R. E. Palmer.
"What has become of Mr. Tansley?"
This question has been answered many
times during the past few days. We are
all very sorry to hear that he has been
confined to his home with a serious cold.
The many friends and College associates
of Mr. Weld have learned with regret that
he has had to spend practically his whole
summer as a patient in the General Hospital. Beecher met with a serious accident th;s summer while riding his motorcycle.
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October 14, 1920
Edwig .Goshanger was polishing his
boots. He applied the blacking with a
small brush, inserting it with meticulous
care along the crack where the sole joins
the upper. He twisted himself violently
to make sure the backs of the heels were
covered. Then he brought the surface
to a polish by means of a larger brush,
finishing off with a velvet pad. Finally,
he stood up, grunted, and wiped his fingers on his  trousers.
For the first time in his life he was to
pay a social visit, so he put on his yellow
necktie with blue roses on it. Edwig was
5 feet 2J4 inches tall and weighed 103
When ushered into the Orfuls' parlor,
he became pale green from terror and
turned his toes inward. The seventeen
children of the Orfuls were variously engaged in playing on the trombone, mixing
cocktails, and arguing on theology. It
was the happiest family gathering Edwig
had witnessed. He was introduced to a
visitor, Miss Crosseyes. With a slight
declension of her head, she turned her
back on him. She was the ugliest creature he had ever seen; her shaggy eyebrows overhung strong spectacles; she
had an indubitable moustache, and large
flat feet.
• II.
At dinner, while Edwig was meticulously raising four peas upon his knife,
Mr. Orful said, "The rain was heavy to-
"That was an unexpected storm last
Tuesday,' Edwig replied. His knees
knocked together with a thrill of joy that
he should converse so easily with a gentleman  of leisure.
"The  farmers  profit  by  this  weather."
Edwig was inspired to say, "It's an ill
wind that blows nobody good."
"Have a cocktail?" remarked Mr. Or-
fu1.    Edwig did.    It was his first.
On his way home, staggering slightly,
he passed along the Orfuls' wall. A
figure suddenly scrambled over, and two
eyes blazed green in the darkness. Even
as he dodged, he knew instinctively it
was Miss Crosseyes. She seized him by
the collar. "You have solved my soul's
problem,"  she grated.
"By that wonderful phrase about an
ill wind. You are the greatest man I
have  known. '
She shook him violently; then grasped
a branch of a tree, and, with a stately
gesture,  swung herself over the wall.
Edwig scratched his head. Then with
meticulous   steps   he   avoided   a   puddle.
"She's taken a fanshy to me," he murmured; "she musht be off her chump."
(Continued from Page 1)
From here the procession formed up in
fours and marched to Fourth Avenue
corner, where more yells were given.
Then in twos they led across the bridge
to the down-town section of the city,
where yells were given at the corner of
Davie and Robson Streets. The Vancouver Hotel was favored with a visit from
Where can I go
for a Good Suit
or Overcoat?
YOU CAN BUY CLOTHES in scores of
places in Vancouver; but when it comes
right down to selecting a suit or overcoat of
genuine material, made to measure, right up to
t e minute in style, fit and finish, it's Clelland,
in the Standard Bank Building, you've got to
go to. We've heard young fellows talk like
this; and no wonder, for Clelland sure does
turn out the goods right—and it s far cheaper
to get a genuine made-to-measure from him
than to buy an ordinary ready-made, for a good
suit  is good and stays good.
You should look in and see Clelland's patterns and models, even if you're not gping to
buy just yet. Four hundred cloths to select
from, and twenty models. It takes less 'n a
minute by the Express Elevator to get* right
up into Clelland's room on the 12th floor of
the Standard  Bank Building.
He stays open till 6 o'clock on Saturdays.
James Clelland
1225 Standard Bank Bldg.
Phone, Seymour 7280
For the words "GOLD SEAL" on a
chocolate. These words on a chocolate are equivalent to the word
"STERLING" on a piece of silverware.
Gold  Seal
Gold Seal
No. 1 Store, 999 Granville Street
No. 2 Store, 557 Granville Street
Oct.   27-Nov.   3 —Capt.   Plunkett's
in  their  Overseas  Revue
Nov.  8-13—"GRUMPY,"  with  Edwin
Lewers  and  an  all-English   Company.
the whole procession, and the guests
there seemed to enjoy the yells as they
echoed back and forth in the hotel lobby.
On down Granville Street they went to
the corner of Pender Street, where yells
were given, and then on to the C. P. R.
station, the waiting-room of which made
a  very   fine   place   in   which   to    exercise
Bridgman s Studio
Same Address:
their lungs to the tune of Kitsilano.
From here they retraced their steps to
the corner of Granville and Hastings
Streets, where yells were given and the
procession  broken   up.
En route there was plenty of entertainment along the side lines. The traffic
was stopped ior blocks, and, judging by
the smiles that some of those affected did
not have, the 1920 initiation was at least
noticed by others than the University students. After the parade most of the
crowd gathered in Purdy's ice-cream parlor, where, when exposed to the bright
lights, some of the freshmen presented
quite an interesting picture with their
tattered c'othing and blackened faces.


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