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The Ubyssey Oct 2, 1934

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 Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
NO. 2
There is a need for immediate action on the part of some
interested students of this university if we are to have a Junior
Member on Council this year who has tiie vote and confidence
of the majority of the members of the Alma Mater Society.
Notice has already been given that the office of Junior
Member is vacant and that nominations for the position will be
received up until 5 o'clock this afternoon. No nominations however had been received up until 5 o'clock yesterday, and it
seems that at that time only one candidate had announced his,
intention of running.
We hope that our impression of indifference on the part
of the students is erroneous, and that more candidates will be
in the field by the time this paper is published. But in order to
avert such a serious mistake as allowing the election to go uncontested we feel it our duty to appeal to the students to make
sure that some of the most capable of the Juniors are at least
approached concerning the matter. And we also feel confident
that the men who are best fitted to occupy this position will be
willing to accept nomination, realizing that they are in a position
to serve their fellow students by so doing.
As we pointed out last Friday this year's Junior Member
will by virtue of his Council experience be perhaps the most
logical choice for the presidency of the Alma Mater Society next
year. We only ask you to bear this in mind, fellow members of
the A. M. S.
And you have only five hours left in which to act!
The mystery and formality of the
traditional candle-lit ceremony of
other years will give way this year
to the youthful capers of a children's
party, when freshettes are initiated
In rompers and socks on Wednesday
Wight, announced Clare Brown, President, te the Women's Undergraduate
Society at Its first meeting last Friday
in Arts 100.
Extending a personal welcome to
all women students, Dean Bollert,
Honorary Presdient of the W.U.S.,
asked Freshettes to consider their
green cnsignia an outward expression
of their welcome.
Clare Brown, president, outlined
the main policies of the Society which
were to promote friendliness on the
Campu3, to work strenuously to increase the Women's Building Fund by
means of social functions, to encourage a lively interest in student activities and to carry out as efficiently
as possible the business of the Society.
Already, to further the latter policy, three Undergraduate Committees
have been formed of four girls from
each of the upper classes. There will
be a reception committee, an entertainment committee and a financial
A reminder wr.s issued to Freshettes
that although the Information Desk
was closed, the girls wearing the information badge,  which i:< a yellow
Book Exchange
Now Operating
The Book Exchange under the
management of J. Ferris, will be open
for about a week and a half longer.
Situated in the south west corner of
the Arts building basement, it is op-
erated by the students for the benefit tsf*th«r undergraduates. Books ar.
accepted under the conditions listed
in the handbook, sold at prices which
parallel these post depression conditions and a small discount deducted
for the trouble of disposing of them.
The books are all in good condition
and if well taken care of, can be realized to their full value the following year.
At the moment a full stock of most
courses with the exception at the applied science and education courses,
is in. There is a demand for psychology, economics, and mathematics 3
and on up. These wUl be readUy
(Please Turn to Page Three)
Library Feels
First Benefits
Of Book Grant
Carnegie Grant Adds "Balance"
To U.B.C. Library
By D. M. Fttepatrick
The first two of the three five
thousand dollar installments comprising the Carnegie Grant have already been paid and have done much
toward' filling the deficiencies in the
University Library. Coming at a
time Uke thia, v/hen departmental appropriations have been cut in such
drastic fashion, a gift of fifteen thousand dollars is especially welcome.
Moreover the peculiar situation in
which thc Library was placed prior
to the reception of the Carnegie grant
rendered the extra funds even more
useful than they might have been to
a university whose library had been
built up und-jr different circumstances.
Money has never been any too
plentiful. Consequently purchases
have been limited largely to books
included in the currlculums of the
various departments. This policy Involving the expenditure of approximately five thousand dollars per annum, has stocked the Library over a
period of years with a great many
books, but not with those representative of many fields.
(Please turn to Page 3)
Tube Students
Are Indifferent
Towards Studies
Les Barber and Bruce Robinson Visit
American CoUeges During Tour
Tulane University and the careless
indifferent attitude of its students towards work, finances and government
made the deepest impression on Les
Barber, Arts '36, during his recent
tour of many of the principal colleges
of the United States.
The people live completely up to
their well known reputation for hospitality and are all very anxious to
help visitors. Their manners are
more like those of Canadians and
they are better brought up than most
Americans, but they have altogether
different moral standards from ours,
and drinking and gambling are recognized as regular amusements of
the undergraduates.
Owing perhnps to their dissipated
life, and also to the extreme heat—it
is even "too hot to argue"—the men
are small in stature and somewhat
effeminate, but they make up for
this in their great fighting qualities,
which ti.ey show by their success as
football players.
As New Orleans, which is the seat
of Tulane University, wa3 originally
a colony of France, the cafes and
food are French in style, and most
of the prominent families have French
(Pleas, turn to Page 3)
Fancy Dress Appears
Imminent at Varsity
Will We "Take" To the Gown?   Wednesday WUl Decide.
Under the solemn heading "Academic Dress" stands a paragraph in the Calendar, which mocks the memories of old days,
which laughs to scorn the haughtiness of the Omnipotent senior,
which disdains the sporadic robes of the professors, who strive
to retain some vestige of Academic splendour.
"The Undergraduates' gown is black in colour, of the ordinary stuff material, and so forth" - - Thus does it stand a little
sad, meaningless and unfulfilled
New Campus Landmark
Frosh Lose Out
In Second Canto
Once again a violent disturbance of
the usually placid Illy pond waters
has warned ths resident frogs that the
annual Frosh Soph battle is really on,
and, according to Indications it would
appear that the second year men have
ribbon, would continue to wear them • gajned another vfctory.
for two weeks.
British Debaters
To Invade
Announcement of a British Debate
to  be  held  on  November  30,  under
the auspices of the National Federa- {
tion of Canadian University Students!
was made Monday by the Parliam.n- i
tary Forum.   This debate will be of
unusual interest, as the University of
B.C. will oppose a team composed of
representatives of Oxford  and Cambridge.   Both members of the opposing team are well known as journalists ancl thespians as well as debaters.
The date of the first Forum meeting is to be ermounced in Friday's
issue. Prospective debaters must see
the members of the Executive—John
Cameron, manager, and Frank Millar,
Noon, W.A.A. Executive Meeting in Arts 105.
Address to Women, Dean Bollert, Arts 100, noon.
Arts '33 Elections,  Arts  100,
Players' Club Meeting, Arts
Musical Society Meeting, Ap.
Sc. 100. noon.
Recital, Auditorium, noon.
Frosh Triumph
In First Battle
First blood went to freshmen in a
revival of the vetoed days of ducking and hazing when Blake Wallace,
sophomore, made his debut among
the pads and skeletons of the lily-
Sophomores brought down the
wrath of the greensters upon their
heads when they dragged a fire-hose
to the Auditorium stage and turned
it loose on thc massed hordes below.
Swarming in pursuit of the handful
of raiders, freshmen made their capture and, with a cheerful disregard
for new rules and regulations, showed
that a tradition of many years standing may not lightly be broken. With
first year registration high and the
sophomore class seemingly more of a
mystery than ever, indications point
to a sweeping victory for the rookies
in the event of further like festivities.
Note for freshmen: tho customary
procedure in such affairs is to deprive the victim of coat, trousers, and
any other garments which he may
wish to shed.
It all started while the dutiful
Frosh were attending a M.A.A. meeting in Science 100. Sever.l not-quite-
so-dutiful Frosh were wandering
around the campus, however, and a
group of 30 jr 40 Soph., oDserving
the delinquents^ decided that it was
up to them to jput the newcomers in
their place. Since they knew full
well that the place for disobedient
Frosh was none other than the Illy
pond they grubbed the offenders one
by one and deposited them gently
until some 20 of them had received a
similar baptism.
Wind of the affair reached the
Frosh meeting and reinforcements
were hurried to the scene. By this
time most or tho Sophs had decided
that they hspd completed their good' Rearing majestically above the
deed for thd c'ay and had departed, landscape, the new Union Colleg.
but several Viver zealous members of ■ Tower presents n notable addition to
the class wtere still in the vicinity; the University buildings. As well as
and paid a/ horrible price for their standing out as one of the Univer-
enthusiasm.j One g'entleman in par-1 sity's tallest buildings, th. tower is
ticular declares that he swallowed the' architect-ally a worthy contribution
sacred v/at^rs on five separate occas- | to   the  permanent   buildings  on   the
Conditions Improve
In British Columbia
A cheerful outlook on Eritish Columbia conditions is expressed in the
monthly bulletin of the Bank of
Montreal dated Sept. 22. The following is the summt.ry which it gives of
our fair province.
Wholesale and retail trade is steady
with little change in the price of staple commodi'i.s. An average crop
of grain has been safely harvested.
Apples of good quaUty are moving to
the market under supervision ot the
British Columbia Tree Fruit Board.
Tomato tanneries are operating at
capacity and their requirements will
soon be reached, leaving a surplus in
the hands of the growers. Livestock
sales are slow with low prices prevailing. Lumber mills are busy. The
export demand has slackened though
still large compared with last year;
the domestic market is improving
slightly. Shingle mills are operating
at 30 percent cf capacity and practically the whole output is going to
the United States. The salmon pack
is quite satisfactory. Prices are firm
and the export demand good. Metalliferous mining continues active.
Grain is moving to the Coast in larger
volume than lart year. Ocean freight
rates are inclined to advance.
Canadian Library
Numbers Increase
"There were 15 more public libraries than in 1931, about 250,000 more
books, unci an increased circulation of
1,220,000 volumes. This brings the
number of public libraries in Canada
U to  637,   not   counting  separately   the
ions. Just as hostilities were to be
adjourned (for the day a Freshman
shouted, "Let's get McGulre." The
unfortunate [ Sophomore In question
decided that\ it was about time for
him to keep ata Important engagement
elsewhere anal made for the Art's
building at full speed. But he was
a little too law. A stream of Frosh
set off after htm and after he had
been floored In \ true rugby style he
was carried off io join his brothers.
So the fight ended, but lt is rumoured that the Frjeshies are going to
get their own b^ck at the bonfire
tonight, so bewan
e\ Sophs!
The now structure, as it now stands
ready for official opening this week,
is not finally finished, tho stone facing being yet to be done. Besides
providing further dormitory accommodation, the tower houses new offices for the stuff, a fine new chapel
and a spacious library.
The library wnich is the outstanding feature of tlie new addition, is
situated on the third floor and commands a magnificent view. Here accommodation i_ provided for the college's extensive collection of theological  works.    A.  gallery^has been
buit around the walls of the library
where quiet leisurely study is available. Above the library is another
room as yet unused, from which the
university an 1 the surrounding districts art- seen as a beautiful panorama.
Below the library is the new chapel.
Besides filling the needs of the college, the chapel will accommodate the
University Hill congregation. The
chapel will be opened with a musical concert this Friday while the initial service will be held on Sunday.
for the
English Rugby Page
Friday's Issue
branches in the larger cities; nor the
travelling libraries, open shelf libraries, Carnegie District Demonstrations
in the Fraser Valley ancl Prince Edward Island, nor the county libraries of the Nova Scotia Department of
Education." So states the Weekly
Bulletin of tha Dominion Bureau of
Reading room and reference room
borrowing, of which there is no record, probably increased in greater
ratio. The increase of 5'/_ per cent
in book stock and nearly six per cent
in circulation Is attributable to some
of the pre-existing libraries rather
than to the 15 new libraries which
are all rather small.
The number of borrowers registered
in 1933 was 1,100,923 just over ten
per cent of the Dominion's population, or 13 per cent of the population
over ten years of age. Since there
(Please turn to Page 3)
The Flood Is Coming
One senior, two, three, a professor,
perhaps a Junior had bean moved by
this unheeded passage. Starting in
a feeble trickle a "Back the Gown"
movement has grown into a roaring
stream of opinion, tumbling through
the intricate canyons of Student
Council CUques, foaming through the
labrynthine gorges of different Class
executive groups. Now this mighty
wall of thought has burst with a stupendous force upon the Campus,
flooding its four corners—making this
issue one of the most talked of at
this moment.
"The University is scarely different
from the ordinary high schools,"
clamours the imperious Walter Kennedy of the Senior Class. That the
green-horn Frosh after initiation is
scarce distinguishable from the senior; that this ont time tradition of
the University is no more honoured;
that nil other major Universities
strictly observe this wearing of undergraduate gowns; are just a few
of the things which weigh upon the
troubled mind of this Olymplano
1 It's Democratic
The "Economist" in the person of
Prof. J. Friend Day strongly advocates the wearing of gowns. "Not
only is the gown economical, for once
obtained, it saves the wear and tear
of clothes, it is Democratic! The uniformity of dress conceals the differ-
enres of wealth and fosters a true
feeling of equality."
The mordant Campus Crab, when
questioned on the subject, aired his
doubts. "Blondes look well in black,"
but will the brunettes stand for their
rivals reaping thi. advantage? In my
opinion, the resut will hinge on the
feminine vote. One aspect to be considered is the effectual manner in
which a gown accentuates a well
turned calf and ankle."
Wednesday Fateful Day
To Harold Johnson, last year's junior class president, nothing is more
noxious than the insolent indiscipline of the Frosh. "Not only will
tbe Academic dignity If the University be retained but the lower
classman will know the discipline and
deference  which  he once knew."
What the future holds one cannot
dare say. Wednesday will see the
outcome. If the senior class passes
a motion to wear the Academic dress,
the campus will be a cloud of flowing black robes. No more will the
orange, the coral, the blue, the grey,
vie to enhance the beauty of the
wearer in tho eyes of the opposite
sex. Only the drab continuity of
black and khaki will remain; black
robes for the Artsmen, khaki lab.-
coats for the Sciencemen.
As for the Frosh, grotesque shapes
in the semblance of gowns will haunt
his every dream.    Poor, Poor Frosh!
All applicants for the position of
reporter on the Ubyssey who have not
yet received a test assignment please
see me in the Pub. office at noon today or  tomorrow.
Reporters who have handed in test
assignments will be informed of the
editor's decision,
News Manager.
The Auditorium has been
closed to Freshmen and Sophomore meetings until after the
conclusion of this year's initiation period, according to an
announcement made by Murray
Mather, A.M.S. president, following a conference with President KUnck yesterday.
This move come as a result of
the fracas in the Auditorium
last Friday noon In which the
Frosh were treated to a free
shower bath by the Sophomores. r
Page Two
Tuesday, October 2, 1934
(Member C.I.P., P.I.P.A.)
Telephone: Point Grey 206
Issued twice weekly by the Students' PubUcatlon Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Mail Subscriptions |2. per Year
Campus Subscriptions $1.50 per Year
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Archie Thompson
Tuesday: Darrel Gomery      Friday: Zoe Browne-Clayton
News Manager: John Cornish
Sports Editor: Donald Macdonald
Associate Editors: Morley Fox, Murray Hunter
Associate Sports Editors: Clarence IdyU, John Logan
Assistant Editor: Donna Lucas
Literary Editor: Arthur Mayse
Feature Editor: Connie Baird
Exchange Editor: Nancy Miles
Reportorial Staff
Doreen Agnew, Don Hogg, Pauleen Patterson, Shlnobu
Hlgashi, Freth Edmonds, Jack McDermot, Margaret Ecker,
BiU Stott
Advertising Manager: Tad. Jeffery
Circulation Manager: Stuart De Vitt
Circulation Assistant: Alan Walsh
By Nancy Miles
The first meeting of the year wiU
be held at the home of Mrs. Edward
McGougan, 1114 Crown Crescent, on
Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:45 p.m. Take
the number 15 car to Camosun street.
Application for membership may be
sent to Connie Reid, Arts Letter Rack.
As a mere business proposition it is logical
for a student to want to get as much as possible
out of a university for the money which he
pays into it. A Freshman would certainly
justify Dr. Sedgewick's and Mr. Wood's
charges of stupidity were he to do otherwise.
And whether he gets the best of the bargain
or not lies entirely ln his own power, for he
can only do so by taking advantage of his
opportunities in academic work, in student activities and in athletics alike,
Academic work should, of course, take first
place in importance. And in order to get the
biggest return from this the student must try
to cover as completely as possible the work
prescribed outside of the lectures for each
course. Without this the course will be of little
benefit to him - as he will realize at the end
of the term.
Then student activities are essential because they enable him to become personally
acquainted with his fellow students. Graduates say that the friendships which they formed
in college are the most cherished of all, and the
earlier they are formed the more beneficial
they naturally are. Without the medium of
one activity such as the Players Club, Musical
Society, Publications Board, etc., each year, the
student's social contacts are comparatively
limited. And, of course, from the activities
themselves he will benefit in proportion as he
contributes to them.
And finally, athletics are, necessary for two
reasons - their physical benefits, and the
friendship and co-operation which results from
The problem of combining these three types
of activity in correct proportions rests, of
course, with the student himself. Freshmen,
you yourselves will soon prove just how
"dumb'1 you are.
Greetings, friends and freshmen. Just eighteen more Ubysseys before the Publications
Board closes down for the fall term, nine of
which will display the sorrowful features of
The Walrus, whose name is Arthur, Arthur,
meet the Frosh.
We had thought of going earnest this year,
and endeavoring some small reforms about the
campus. Not serious reforms, you understand,
but after all we're Seniors now, and have some
ideal catching up to do.
However, our first reform idea turned out
to be a dud and we've practically changed our
minds. We had thought of organizing an Infinitive-Splitters Union, as an attempt to eradicate
the abused grammatical construction. But since
the beginning of the term we have been overwhelmed by such a sea of split infinitives that
by opposing them we could not hope to end
them, and we never did fancy windmill tilting. We thought only radio announcers and
Republican presidents split infinitives, but alas,
we find it is done in the very best Universities.
ARTS' 35
Class Elections, Wednesday, Oct. 3,
12:10 In Applied Science 100. Nominations for President to be handed
in to CouncU office before 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday. All other nominations from
the floor. The question of the "Gown"
will be discussed.
There will be n general meeting of
members and prospective members on
Tuesday, Oct. 2. at 12:15 in Ap. Sc.
237. All interested are asked to attend.
Arts '37 will hold their class elections in Arts 1U0 at noon on the 15th
of October, announces W. Freth Edmonds, the retiring president. All
members of the class must attend.
Nominations for the office of president must each be signed by ten
members of the class and must be
handed In to Mr. Horn in Aud. 203
not later than 3 p.m. October 5. All
other nominations will be received
from the floor.
All those who wish to join the
Mathematics Club please make application before Oct. 6, to the Secretary, Phoebo Riddle, Arts Letter
Rack. Third and fourth year Arts
students honouring or majoring in
mathematics, third, fourth, and fifth
year Applied Science students, graduates, and any others especially Interested tn mathematics, are eligible
for membership.
AU Japanese Students on the Campus please meet at the heme of Dr.
M. Miyazakl, 2177 E. Pender street,
Oct. 6, Saturday at 7 p.m., for general elections.
Retrospect Department
The summer certainly had its momentous
events, blessed and otherwise. Not least of
which was Bing Crosby's twins. He is a native
of Spokane, Washington, and has a brother
there who is also the proud father of twins.
Came the Bing Crosby twins, and the Spokane
Spokesman-Review ran a large head, "Bing
Matches Brother's Pair." To continue the metaphor, the Dionnes take the kitty with their full
One of the good cracks of the summer came
through the radio during the hot weather, via
Jack Benny, via Phil Baker, via and ad naus-
eum, the Sally Rand song, "Little Fan You've
Had a Busy Day."
A good answer of the early summer comes
from Heywood Broun and should squelch most
of the "can't take it" repeaters, It happened at
the Carnera-Baer fight early in the year, Along
about the seventh round—if the fight went that
far—a sports writer who was standing beside
Broun just outside the ring, shouted in his
ear, "Boy, what a fight and can Old Snaggle-
tooth take it!" Mr. Broun regarded the victimized and belabored Camera, and returned ponderously, "Yes, he seems to be able to take it,
but he doesn't seem to know what to do with it
An interesting program of study
has been outlined for the first term
meetings of the Philosophy Discussion
Club. The papers will deal with the
history of psychology, its present
leading schools, and the philosophy
of Bergson,
The predominance of psychological
topics is a reflexion of the interest
of the greater number of the club
members. No aspect of philosophy,
however, is neglected. The educational value of the discussion, which is
led by the members of the faculty,
cannot be too greatly stressed.
The club mcei_ every second Tus-
day evening at the homes of the professors who devote a great deal of
time to promoting its successful activity. Social evenings and a banquet are enjoyed yearly.
There are a tew vacancies left which
are open to ihe men students of the
University interested in philosophy,
They are advised to send their applications, stating the courses taken
and those anticipated, to Robert Ward,
care of the Arts Letter Rack, immediately.
C. O. T. C.
The Officers and Gentleman Cadets of the U.B.C. Contingent of the
Canadian Officers Training Corps
have received invitations to the Military Ball, given by the Officers of
the 11th Machine Gun Battalion of
the Canadian Machine Gun Corps in
Vancouver. The Ball, which is being
held with the kind permission of the
Commanding Officer, Lieut.-Col. F.
Layton, V.D., has a very popular patroness in Mrs. H. T. Logan, the
charming wife of Lieut.-Col. (Professor) Logan. Next Wednesday, Oct.
3, the Commodore will be transformed into a Military Hall with
flags, colors and insignias. Officers
from all Units in the Army, the
Navy end the Air Force will attend
with their ladies.
S. C. M.
A camp reunion social wUl be held
at the home ot Mrs. Gibb, 3845 West
36th Ave., Friday at 8 p.m. Freshmen
and persons who were not at camp
will be most v/elcome. Please sign
the refreshment list on the Arts building notice board.
V. c. u.
"Objects of thc Varsity Christian
Union are 'To -timulate faith and to
further evangelistic work among students by upholding the Fundamental
Truths of Christianity.'
"The activities of the Union include, dinners, house-parties, squashes, conduction of services in local
churches, and daily meetings on the
"The V.C.U. is associated with the
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship c.
Canada, U.S.A., England, Australia,
and New Zealand.
"A special invitation is extended to
members of the freshman year, and
all interested are invited to attend
the meetings held daily in Arts 204 at
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 12:20 the executive of the International Relations
Club will meet students Interested in
international affairs who wish to
learn about the club activities. The
meeting will be held in Arts 208.
There will be a general meeting of
members and prospective members on
|,Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 12:15 In Ap. Sc.
237.   AU interested are asked to attend.
This week we must turn our attention to
the many organizations for extra-curricular
activity on our campus. We cannot give too
much attention to this phase of our education
for a careful consideration by each individual
at this time may do more towards building up
strong smooth-running organizations than all
the criticism of the student body and the labor
of enthusiastic executives throughout the session.
There is a strong tendency in the University, little to our credit, to ridicule clubs and
societies whose incompetency is a direct result
of our own lack of interest. The worst offenders are those entirely outside the circle of
student activity, those who are indifferent or
those who need outside interests but fail to
carry out their own half-formed decisions.
Others who are over-enthusiastic, take on more
than they can manage, give less than capacity
interest or energy to each of these interests,
thus cheating themselves out of full enjoyment
in anything and becoming dead weights in
their societies.
There is a third and smaller class which
tends to weaken activities through selfishness
not visible to themselves, those who prefer to
slide into a small unenthusiastic club rather
than exert themselves in competition to gain
admittance to a more prominent one, or who
foster almost extinct societies rather than combine with other clubs where they will have less
influence; people who would rather be big
cogs in a small wheel than small cogs in a big
Let us remember that on each and every
one of us depends the status of our campus
organizations, and with this in mind choose our
activities carefully and thoughtfully.
Awards Department
A bit of unrecognized heroism or perhaps it
should be heroine-ism occured this summer,
which we feel should be justly commended.
It happened in the Okanagan to a fair member of the Aggies, class of '36. She is also a
member of the Publications Board, perhaps you
know whom we mean.
There were no eye-witnesses to it, but her
account ran something as follows. She returned
to her home, which is in the country, late one
night, to discover water slooshing about the
yard. She immediately went to the henhouse,
where she discovered, as she very agriculturally puts it, "forty-six hens with water right up
to their knees, and too stupid to move." She
immediately summoned the male section of
the family, who found a dam had broken, and
went to fix it. There were forty-six chickens/
who owe their lives to her.
Now how about one of those railroad cheers
and a Carnegie medal?
Bright Crevices Department
And as the manager of the spurious Siamese
twins said to his assistant, just before their act
was due to go on stage, "Shall we join the
We overheard someone remark the other
night that the University Endowment Lands
bus stand has always reminded them of a peanut stand, but we have been wondering ever
since whether they attributed the resemblance |
to its external appearance, or to the students
who ride in it.
Mounting enrollments, swelling to
pro-depression matriculation figures
have come in from American colleges
and universities this year. The total
enrollment jump is about 7 per cent
over last year's notional figure. The
largest gains were in the Midwest
Federal aid, through CWA, and
FERA channels has been a big factor
in aiding students ^to remain in school.
At Iowa State University, with an
advanced enrollment of almost 15 per
cent reported, 375 government college jobs ;ire being supplied. CWA
construction work in the city has also
incited  additional  enrollment.
At the University of Michigan, between 900 and 1000 students are being
provided with part time jobs through
the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Les Angeles Junior College has Federal jobs for 531.
At Pacific, sixty students are being
aided through the State Emergency
Relief Administration. These jobs
were created in all fields of work, including office, library, and laboratory
—Pacific Weekly.
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Each year the University of Hawaii
Theatre Guild undertakes the production of fou" major racial plays,
each featuring a cast of different nationality—Hawaiian, Caucasian, Chinese, and Japanese.
The three last named groups generally undertake a play, while it is
customary for the Hawaiian thespians
to put on the Lei Day pageant on
May 1, each year.
The Theatre Guild is partially supported by each member of the ASUH
and by private subscription and mem
bership. One dollar of each ASUH
membership fee is apportioned to
the Theatre Guild.
"Yellow Jack," a smash hit just
off Broadway, is the first play to be
staged by the Theatre Guild for the
1934-35 season. Its action will be con
tinuous, there being no scene changes
during the .rftire course of the play
Last year all of the Theatre Guild
productions wero well attended. The
season opened with the Caucasian
play, "He Who Gets Slapped." Also
produced during the first semester
was the Chinese play, "Son of Chao."
In the second semester a Japanese
cast enacted "Hizakurige," the first
Japanese full-length play ever adapt
ed to the English stage. On May 1,
the Hawaiian players produced
"Queen Lei."
In a benefit performance, the Guild
presented "Scrambled Scandals." Pro
ceeds from this production are to be
used  in the construction  of a dra
matic workshop in back of Farring
ton HaU.
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Libraries Increase
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is no record of the amount of book
distribution by church and commercial libraries and also the private libraries of the home, the record of
the pubUc Ubraries should be regarded only as tho record of a type of
PubUc libraries are distributed as
foUows: Ontario 468, Saskatchewan
41, British Columbia 31, Queber 25,
Alberta 22, Manitoba 21, Nova Scotia
15, New Brunswick 9, Yukon 3, Prince
Edward Island 2.
The existing public libraries, with
a few exceptions such as the Carnegie and Nova Scotia experiments,
are primarily an Institution of the
cities, towns and villages, rather than
of the population as a whole. This
fact, too, should be kept in mind
when comparing provinces, for in
predominantly rural provinces like
the Prairies and Maritlmes urban libraries cannot serve more than about
one-third of the population, whereas
they can serve nearly double this
proportion in the more urban provinces of Ontario, Quebec and British
It is only in Ontario and British
Columbia that the population in communities possessing public libraries
approximates the total urban population. From here it ranges down to
less than 60 per cent in Nova Scotia,
Quebec and Saskatchewan. The library users in Saskatchewan consti-
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within the next few days.
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of the book exchange to make profits.
Everyone benefits by tho success of
this student enerprise. So bring in
your books immediately and be assured of quick turnover and honest
Book exchatge vouchers will be
given out for the books already sold
in a week or two as will be announced
in the Ubyssey. These may be cashed
at the Accountant's office. Hurry
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tute a higher proportion of the population in the areas served than in
any other province, viz., 37.3 per cent.
The province at the other extreme
in this respect is Quebec with 2.4
per cent, while for the Dominion as
a whole the proportion is just under
25 per cent.
Another way of expressing the relative use made of the libraries by
the towns and cities possessing them
is in terms of the circulation per capita of these centres: Prince Edward
Island 3.88; Nova Scotia 1,57; New
Brunswick 3.33; Quebec .67; Ontario
7.03; Manitoba 2.90; Saskatchewan
8.85 Alberta 7.78; British Columbia
4.95; Yukon 6.56; Canada 5.00. In 1931,
the figure for Canada was 4.76.
Expenditures for books, periodicals
and binding, per capita of the population in places having libraries was
as foUows: Prince Edward Island and
Nova Scotia 2 cents; New Brunswick
4 cents; Quebec 3 cents; Ontario 13
cents;' Manitoba 5 cents; Alberta 13
cento; British Columbia 6; Yukon 49;
Canada 10. The average for Canada in
1931 was 12 cents.
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distraught editors, whispering in dark corners, helplessly seeking comfort in their hour of need. Which reminds us of the man
who went to the doctor, saying, Give me something for my wife,
and the medico answering, saying, How much do you want for
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"Back To Gown" Movement
Leader   Makes   Opening
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Snapped Unawares By Our Photographer From Backstage
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Whereas such subjects as English
Chemistry and Biology have been
well represented there has been little
literature dealing with architecture,
painting, etching and engraving, sculpture c'.nd music, since the University
does not as yet offer courses in these.
However, it is in this case considered
all the more important that informa-
Uon in these fields should be available to round out an education.
It is here that the Carnegie grant
has come to our rescue. The library
report to the Carnegie Corporation of
New York shows that books dealing
with the above-mentioned subjects
have been added to the University
collection since the receipt of the
grant, and the library is beginning to
assume that balance necessary to a
comprehensive viewpoint and per
spective In University students.
It is one thing to say "We have now
fifteen thousand dollars. We can buy
books", and another to buy the books.
As a guide the Shaw List is expected
to fill the bill.
Charles   B.   Shaw,   Librarian   of
Swarthmore   College   was   appointed
by the Carnegie Corporation to compile a list of the books cnsidered necessary  to  all University  collections;
books    suitable    for    undergraduate
reading.   To this end circulars were
sent to librarian, and beads of de
partments    throughout    the    United
States, and the result was a recom
mended list of some fourteen thous
and volumes; the composite choice of
the   University   faculties  throughout
the country,   a   list   embracing   all
branches of learning.
As may be expected, this list received considerable criticism—even in
the country of its origin, but for us
in Canada it possesses another disadvantage in that it was compiled to
meet the needs of American Univer
sities—not Canadian. American history and literature for instance are
given as great or greater prominence
than thc history of England, and
more important, the great body of
English literature.
In view of these facts it can easily
be understood that a Canadian University must liave difficulty in its
selection, since the faculty has resolved that seventy per cent of the
purchases be chosen from the Shaw
List. Moreover at the time of the
Publication of the Shaw List the University of B. C. already possessed six
thousand of the fourteen thousand
volumes. This left eight thousand
volumes from which to choose, many
of them unsuitable for use in a Canadian  University.
None the less the University has
adhered as strictly as possible to the
seventy per cent regulation, and has
limited expenditures to matter suitable for undergraduate reading. However the available "Shaw" books have
been exhausted, since some seven
thousand five hundred now stand on
the University rhelves or are in order,
and it is hoped that a Canadian supplement to the Shaw List will be
published by thc time the third instalment of tho grant is paid, and
this University has expressed itself
willing to aid in its compilation.
Meanwhile it should be seen from
the above outline that the Carnegie
grant has been a very substantial help
to date, and the Ubyssey hopes to
publish shortly matter regarding he
text of the books already obtained.
Tulane Students
names. In some of the outlying districts the language spoken is French,
and the state still uses the Nap'oteon-
ic law code.
The general tltitude of the students
towards university life is that "fun
comes first." There are about five
thousand students but college spirit
is somewhat lacking because of the
fact that the university is situated In
a large city.
The distinctive feature of Chicago
University seemed to be the fact that
it is largely a graduate school and
the students—strange as it may seem
—are very studious. They are poor
in athletics, there are no sororities,
and fraternities do not play an important part in their college life. Their
campus owes an air of originality to
the fact that it contains a large number of churches of various denominations. And they too lack college spirit because of their situation in a large
Among othe. universities visited,
Stanford has one of the most beautiful chapels in the world, a stadium
seating ninety thousand, and its
buildings feature the Spanish style
of architecture. Southern California
however has a poor campus and a
very low scholastic rating, placing
excessive emphasis on athletics. And
Indiana and Illinois are a sort of
"racial melting pot," while the universities of North and South Dakota
lay claim to the rather doubtful distinction of being very hard up.
In general college seems to be
taken for granted by the average American youth and the State colleges, in
many cases being run by the state
for the benefit of the masses, lower
their fees and standards accordingly.
American college life is more complicated than the life of U.B.C. and
they put much more stress on build.
Ing up traditions than we do.
Barber and Bruce Robinson spent
five weeks visiting about half the
states in the Union after attending
the Phi Delt Convention in the east
but in all this time they saw no college with a situation that could compare with that of our own U.B.C.
Frosh, Beware
Naughty Sophs
Sophomores ore requested to give
the names of freshmen or freshettes
violating the Frosh Regulation to
their class President, W. Freth Edmonds; and to instruct the delinquents
to report to Arts 208 at noon that day
or the following day. Those falling
to report wiU be dealt with by a
"Lily Pond Commitee." For the benefit of the lowly frosh, we print the
regulatlcns hereunder:
1. Freshmen must attend all meetings called for them or for the University as a whole.
2. Freshmen and Freshettes must
wear all paraphenalia assigned to
them when on the campus or in the
3. Freshmen must know the songs
and yells specified at the first song
and yell practice and be able to give
them at any time when requested.
4. Freshmen and Freshettes must
give their seats to any upperclassmen
when on the bus.
5. Freshmen must not smoke in the
6. Freshmen and Freshettes must
not use the junior or senior wings of
the library.
7. Any person violating' these regulations will forfeit his or her free
ticket to the Frosh reception.
Scholarship Cards are now
ready at the Registrar's Office.
Scholarship students are requested to caU for these cards
as soon as possible.
Recital Will
Presented By
Musical Society
It is announced that the Musical
Society will present a recital given by
several of its prominent members,
to be held in the Auditorium on
Thursday, Oct. 4, 12:10 p.m. The program will consist of several vocal ancl
instrumental selections. All students
are cordially invited.
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Canadian Officers' Training Corps.
University of British Columbia
A Meeting Will Be Held
in Room 100, Agriculture Building
Wednesday* October 3rd
12 Noon
AU interested in the following are asked to attend:
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Signal Training
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Tuesday, October 2, 1934
English Rugby Pre-season Chances Good
Soccer Team Defeats
Chinese Students 2-1
Football Team Shows Well In Early Season
Bobby Gaul, three letter man in English Rugby, who returns this year to
captain the Varsity squad.
Todd, Greenwood and Kozoolin Display Old
Mastery of the Game
Playing exceptionally smooth football for a first game of
the season, the Thunderbirds, senior soccer team, scored a well-
deserved win over their traditional rivals, Chinese Students, at
Cambie Street grounds last Saturday. The final score stood 2-1
for U.B.C, who were pressing hard when the whistle blew.
Varsity revealed a very smooth-^
working combination, which was
much superior to their rivals' . The
whole team functioned well, with the
possible exception of the wing-forwards, who are a bit green as yet.
With good coaching this team should
be the one to beat in this year's
Varsity Pressed From Start
The Blue and Gold controlled the
play almost throughout the game, and
just lacked that finishing touch to
drive home several more goals. Varsity kicked off, and pressed hard for
several minutes. Varsity had a considerable advantage of weight, and
they were'using it to advantage. The
first goal was scored by Varsity after
about ten minutes of play. Dave
Todd headed the ball in after a mad
scramble in front of the Chines, net.
The pass camo from Mundy, at centre
Two minutes later Jack Soon equalized for Chinese Students. H_
scored on a high hard shot to the
upper left corner. Lloyd, on the left
wing, tricked his way past the Chinese backs, only to have one of them
kick it high over his own goal. The
Chinese had a bad few minutes as
Varsity forced three corners in a
row. ..owever, Varsity failed to
score, and it was Chinese' turn to
press. Greenwood, in goal, made a
nice save to relieve tension, but the
Chinese were pressing again as the
half ended.
Second Half Rough
Early in the second half, play began to get more robust. Varsity now
had almost complete control of play.
McBurney, who replaced Irish on the
right wing for Varsity, missed an excellent chance to score on a nice pass
from Thurber. The Chinese broke
away, and seemed headed for a score,
as a pass started over Wolfe's head.
However, he stopped it with both
hands, breaking up a dangerous rush.
A penalty was called on Kozoolin,
but the resulting shot was wide. Dave
Todd broke through the Chinese defence but his shot hit the post. He
put his own rebound over the bar.
From than on Varsity pressed vary
hard, and a goal was inevitable. It
came on a hard shot from Mundy on
a pretty pass from Thurber. With
experienced wing men Varsity would
have scored again, but the final
whistle blew oi Lloyd put a shot over
the bar.
Todd Dustandlng For Varsity
Laurie Todd at inside right was outstanding for Varsity, Thurber, Greenwood ancl Kozoolin also played nice
The line-up: Greenwood, goal;
Dickson, right back; Wolf., left back;
Thurber, right half; Kozoolin, centre
half; Stewart, left half; Irish, right
wing (first half); L. Todd, inside
right; Mundy, centre forward; D.
Todcl, inside left; Lloyd, left wing;
McBurney, right wing  (second half).
For the first time in eight years, the University of British
Columbia will play American Rugby against a college from the
State of Washington. On Saturday the University of B.C. will
play Washington State Normal. This announcement is suspicious, because this game will be the narrow edge of the wedge
which will ensure U.B.C.'s entrance into international collegiate
Last year the English Rugby Club played English Rugby
against a team representing the University of California and
Stanford. But Saturday's game is the first one to take place
between two teams, each one representing a college or university.
Fred Bolton announced in his platform for Men's Athletic
representative that he would endeavor to get all sports Competing with American or Canadian colleges in their respective
field. We sincerely hope that Saturday's game is the first step
in this program.
Track Club
Plans Meets
Competition Planned With
American CoUege
American Code
Something New
Rugby Team Holds Practice
Will the student, who called at '1619
11th Ave. West, for a housekeeping
room   please   call   again.
Dalhousie Apartments
University Way
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Apply Suite 1
Ask any member of the Canadian
Rugby Club if American Rugby is
much different from the Canadian
Code and he will probably answer in
the affirmative. For the Canadian
footballers have undertaken to play
both brands this year and are trying
hard to accustom themselves to American tactics.
The boys had a scrimmage last
Saturday, picking two teams from
their numbers and setting them at
each othe'r. Although interference
running and extensive forward passing still seem somewhat queer, the
players are rapidly catching on to
these tactics und within the week
they can be counted upon to be thoroughly "Americanized." Let's hope
they don't try running interference
against the Vacs in the local loop
A meeting of the Track Club will
be held on Thursday noon in Arts
106 for the purpose of electing officers
and settling dates for meets.
There will be n general meeting of
the Men's Athletic Association in Ap.
Sc. 100 on Thursday noon at 12:15
Every  male f tudent should  attend.
There will be a general meeting
of the Golf Club at noon Thursday,
in Arts 104. All golf players are
asked to be present.
Will we win?   Wilson see.
I fell in love diminish I laid eyes on
To feel soloist the devil.
Mather gods protect you!
The University Track Club has already a large list of track meets
scheduled for the fall and spring
term. This club which two years
ago was suffering from a bad case of
doing nothing, started afresh last year
and this year has a larger list of
meets than ever before.
As usual th. first meet of the fall
will be the annuaU Frosh-Varsity
meet. The Frosh have not as yet announced their team for this meet but
they are expected to produce as good
a team as usual to compete with the
The first meet of the spring term
will be the historic, classic, bunion
building Arts. 30 road race. This race
will follow tha same course as last
year from the old university sits to
the new. This meet will be followed
by the Inter-class and Inter-faculty
Early in the spring term a meet
will be staged with New Westminster.
Later it is hoped to have a track competition with thc Washington Frosh
and the College of Puget Sound.
Last year thi track club travelled
to Victoria ancl staged a very successful meet with Victoria Athletic clubs
under the auspices of the Victoria
Kiwanis Club. It is hop"<l to repeat
the event this year.
In the spring term of course there
will be the Annual Arts '30 crosscountry. This race, which involves
a great deal of puddle jumping and
tree climbing, usually is full of upsets ind provides one of '.ha most
gruelling tests of stamina of the year.
Mens Athletic
Hold Meeting
Major Sport Managers
Are Introduced
Election of officers, announcement
of the programs of the various major
sports, aiid an explanation of the new
managerial system was the business
conducted at the first meeting of the
Men's Athletic Association yesterday.
Freddie Bolton conducted the meeting which was somewhat marred by
frequent rallying calls by freshmen,
tary), and adopted. The meeting was
fairly  well  attended, v
The minutes of the last ymaeting
were read by lyle Vine( actin^secre-
tary, and adopted. The managerial
system was then explained by Bolton,
who asked for applications tor junior
managers of the various sports to be
On Paper Rugby Club
Will Be Champs Again
Scrum Loses Pearson But Gains Much New
Varsity WiU Probably Have Strongest
Backfield in League
With the return of former Varsity players and the advent
of three stars in the persons of Robinson of Victoria and Carey
and Roxborough of North Shore All Blacks, the English Rugby
Club has the most promising material in years. The followers
of the handling code at the University are assured of a team
well worth their support.
During the 1933-34 season Varsity had the second strongest team in the local league. In points garnered they were next
to the championship North Shore All Black team and during
their two league encounters gave the team from across the inlet
a hard struggle for a victory.
Varsity Scrum Has Lots of Experience
Tlie Varsity fifteen had, what was
conceded to be one of the strongest
forward lines in the city. The Blue
and Oold scrum was composed of a
hard working crew who time after
time forced the play. This year's
scrum is no less powerful.
The only member of last year's
bruising department who did not return is former vice-captain Harry
Pearson who graduated in Commerce
last year. Besides the return of most
of the former .layers there is ample
new material from last year's second
division team end local high school
"Pot" MitcheU Back
James "Pot" Mitchell will once
more be hooking the ball for the students. Jim is one of the best hookers
in the city. Two years ago he had
an off year but last year he showed
well and according to practise scouts
this year he is gcing better than ever.
MitcheU is one of the best place and
drop kickers on the team and his educated toe should garner many points
for the Blue and Gold fifteen.
The official line-up for next Sat
urday's game has not been announced
as yet but the probable supporters
for Mitchell in the front row are
Orosse and Harrison. Both of these
men have been on the first team previously. Orosse played two years
ago and Harrison last year.
Other men turning out for scrum
positions are Morris, Maguire, Pyle,
Clement, T. Griffen, White and Upward. Upward, Morris, Maguire, Pyle
and Clement have played on the first
squad before. Morris has had many
years experience in Senior company,
playing for Ex-Techs before coming
to Varsity. White comes up from the
second division team and is in his
freshman year.
Two men are likely candidates for
the position of half. Robson from Victoria and Carey from the North Shore
All Blacks. Robson has for the past
three years played scrum half for the
Victoria Rep. team, His playing contributed to the last two championships won by that team. Carey is a
former member of the famous North
Shore All Blacks and is considered
one of the best halts in the city.
Backfield Gains Roxborough, Carey
and Robson
Last year the backfield was the
weak point In the Varsity offensive.
Despite the fact that the members of
handed in immediately.   Bolton then\Jthe back-told were individually good
introduced   the   senior   managers   of
the five major sports, Basketball,
Canadian Rugby, English Rugby,
Track, and Soccer, and the one sub-
major sport, Swimming. These men
outlined the programs that their
sports hod lined up for the year, and
again appealed for junior managers
from th. ranks of the lower classmen.
Nominations were called for the
positions of vice-president and secretary of the Men's Athletic Association. Al Mercer was elected to the
former position, and John Harrison
to the latter.
Walter Kennedy, official father of
the freshmen, announced the rules to
be observed at the fire, and one of
the freshmen gave his mates a pep
talk. The meeting adjourned amid
freshy cheers.
Three Junior Managers are required
for Soccer. Applicants please communicate with Frank Templeton via
Arts Letter Rack, stating qualifications.
layers   they   could  not  co-ordinate
All freshmen must report to the bonfire site (south of Track and Field
grounds) on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd from 1
p.m. on. It is necessary to turn out for
the purpose of building a fire. FROSH
id lost the advantage given them
bjy the superior scrum. It would appear that this y< ar the Blue and Gold
fifteen will have one of the best back
fiellds in the city.
Traa probable starter as five-eights
is T. II. Roxborough. Roxborough is
the famous playmaker for the championship \North Shore team. He was
their fiva-eights last year and his undoubted aenius for making plays was
largely responsible for the excellent
showing nwde by that team.
Al. Mercer, one of the rugby playing MercersX is back this year and
will undoubtedly secure a place on
the three-line. \A1 is a hard player,
keeps on the bn» all the time and is
a deadly tackleA Strat. Ivagatt will
probably play fort the students again
this year. At tlmf of going to press
it was a little douitful if Strat. would
be out for th* team but his friends
are convinced that tWy can get him
to play. Strat. is orie of the fastest
players ever seen at\ the University
and his presence woujld be a decided
Bobby Gaul, this year's captain, has
not as yet reported for practises but
he is expected to be out shortly.
Bobby was at one time rated the
smartest three-quarters in the city
till sickness forced him to quit. The
coach of the Hamilton Tigers when
he saw Oaul play said that if he had
Bobby and his line he could like any
team in Canada. Another former
player back this year is Norm Hager.
Norm started last season with the students but was forced to quit when
he broke his collar bone. He is back
again this year and so far has kept
himself intact.
Other applicants for three-quarter
positions are Lyle Wilson, John Bird,
J. Whitelaw and S. Griffen. Lyle is
a former second division player and
starred for thorn last year. Bird and
Griffen are freshmen. Whitelaw and
Griffen are both trying out for the
fullback berth ond at present it is a
close race as to who will be chosen.
First practice Friday from 3:30
to 4:45. Everyone out ready for a
good workout.
Swimming Club Obtains New Instructor
Phone SEY. 1616
The Swimmms Club has been fortunate in obtaining the service of
Jack Reid for the coming season. Mr.
Reid was born in Vancouver, but
moved to the U.S.A. for a number
of years where he became well known
both as a swimmer and a coach.
In 1927 he started swimming under
the colours of the Y.M.C.A. in Seattle where he was coached by Mr.
Vnughan Brydon-Jack. Here he won
the 220 yards Free style championship of Seattle and broke the record
i for the Pacific Northwest in the quar
ter mile.
These successes ware repeated in
Victoria and Vancouver over such
competitors as George Burroughs and
John Cameron. He also held the record for the Seattle Star one mile
event for  three  consecutive  years.
Turning professional in 1930, he
started teaching in the Seattle Moore
Hotel Pool. By 1932, he was operating a pool in Portland, Oregon, and
coached the team which became one
of the strongest on the coast.
Last v/lnter, Mr. Reid returned to
his home town tc take o\ter the position of managing the Vancouver Crystal Pool, and in addition bscame coach
of the Crystal Pool Swim ning Club.
His star swimmer is the v wil known
Fred Rosslter.
The golden rule which h e advances
for successful swimming \\ "complete
relaxation  followed  by  si
controlled action."   Worki!
basis, his influence is alri
felt among the local swim;
on this'
The Accounts of the
Faculty & Students
The University of
British  Columbia
are welcomed by
Established 1817
Trimble and Tenth Avenue West
A. B. MOORE, Manager


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