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The Ubyssey Oct 6, 1921

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Issued Weekly by the Publications Board of the University of British Columbia
Volume IV.
Number 1
It has been said that every man,
in order to make a success of his life
and his life work, must have faith In
himself and faith in the vocation
which he is following. For the time
being the vocation of most who read
these pages Is that of acquiring a
University education; and to that,
end all the facilities of the institution
are placed at their disposal to assist
them in their chosen fields of activity.
The very fact of your having registered for the present session is an
indication of the faith you have in
your ability to "make your year," for
you know, and everyone else knows,
it's up to you and to you alone. You
are satisfied of your ability in the
course you have chosen and that is
the first essential to success. The next
question is: are you sure you have
made a wise selection? Is you aim
sufficiently high to warrant the expenditure of so much time and money
on its achievement? Make these
years count for something big.
This brings us to the big problem
which all must answer: What is most
worth while? Is It devotion to academic pursuits, or is it making good
on the campus, or ,is it a fifty-fifty
mixture of both? No hard and fast
rules can be laid down here; for university life means a multitude of different things—studies, student activities, associations, sports, recreations
and entertainments. A successful
sojourn at college includes all these
in their proper proportion, not as
isolated activities but rather co-ordinated in the unity of educational development. I
It is important—yea it is essential
—to give a very spenial emphasis to
studies, for that is jhe one field in
which a university is [unique. Sports
and all our other activities are necessary parts of university life and are
by no means to he excluded; but they ■
must not be allowed to interfere with
that which has a p:-ior claim. Our
sports, our social functions, and our
personal associations bhould show the
influence of our special advantages
along educational lines. Other organizations have teams in every branch
of athletics; they have their club-
rooms and their dances, but they have
not the intellectual opportunities
which are ours now for the taking.
We do not need the university to help
us in these activities which we have
in common with others; we do need
its help in the development of our
minds. What, then, is most worth
while  for you  this term?
Miss Bollert,
Dean of Women
New Member of English
There has been added to the Faculty of the University of British
Columbia the office of Dean of Women. Miss M. L. Bollert, who first
fills this position, comes to us from
Toronto, where her special educational work in connection with the Sher.
bourne House Club has won widespread recognition. Miss Bollert
took her M.A. first at Toronto, and
later at Columbia University, New
York. Since then she has followed
her two special linesT—English and
Education—wherever they might lead
her; and now, as our Dean of Women,
she has brought her varied experience
and successful past to bear upon her
as-yet-undefined duties at U. B.  C.
Miss Bollert Interviewed.
Miss Bollert has been here such a.
short time that she has not yet been
able to single out, from the confusing
mass of first impressions, those which
arise from our permanent characteristics and which will serve as foundations for future work/ There are (wo
things, however, about our University, Miss Bollert said, which could
not fail to impress even the most
casual visitor: the first is our remarkable progress as a unified and individualized University under what she
acknowledged to be distressing handicaps of building and equipment; the
second is our Faculty. The general
excellence and growing reputation of
the Faculty of the University of British Columbia has made us more famous in the East than even our victory
over Stanford. Most of us will not
be surprised to hear that our Faculty
is considered the most promising in
Canada—"And so," said Miss Bollert,
"when I had to choose between several offers, I accepted British
Tea  Given   by  W.   U.  S.
At the reception given by the W.
U. S. on Saturday afternoon in the
Auditorium, the girls of the University had the pleasure of meeting Miss
Bollert, and afterwards of talking to
her informally. The class of '25, the
Freshettes, .were the guests of the
afternoon, escorted or unescorted, as
Miss M. L. Bollert, M.A.
the case might be, by their Seniors.
Miss Norah Willis and Miss Edna
Rogers gave welcome piano solos before and during the serving of tea.
This last was carried out in the seemingly time-honored fashion which prevails at our University. Miss Bollert
spoke for a few minutes, expressing
her deep appreciation of the welcome
she had received, and of the warmth
of the greeting which had made her
feel so soon at home. She smilingly
acknowledged that her ignorance as
to the duties of her position was almost as great as ours, but she did not
think that her work would suffer
from lack of strict definition. Miss
Bollert, we may add, reminds us very
much of that ideal dean of women,
whom we met through the columns
of the Ubyssey last term. The last
half hour of the afternoon was given
to dancing; the president, Miss Urquhart, and the executive of the W.U.S.,
are to be complimented on the most
successful reception in its history.
Tennis Semi-Finals Played
The following are the results of the
semi-final games played in the tennis
tournament  on Wednesday:
Ladies' singles: M. R. Munro beat
M. Rowan, 6-3, 6-3; H. Kloepfer beat
G. Robson, 6-3, 6-3.
Ladies' doubles: M. Munro and M.
R. Munro beat J. Caspell and G. Jack,
6-0, 6-1; G. Robson and H. Kloepfer
beat M. Rowan and E. Angell,' 6-1,
Men's doubles: L. G. Baker and
Munro beat Miller and Kerr, 6-4, 10-8;
W. Baker and Say beat Turnbull and
Offord 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Mixed doubles: Miss Robson and
Kerr beat Miss Angell and Fisher, 6-1,
6-1; Miss Kloepfer and Munro beat
Jiis Strauss and McLennan, 6-0, 6-4.
Men's singles: L. G. Baker beat R.
J. Munro, 6-1, 6-8, 6-3.
The final results of the tournament
will appear in next week's "Ubyssey."
President Gives
of Tour
Some Glimpses of British
President Klinck, interviewed an
the subject of his visit to the Old
Country, says that the most striking
fact in connection with the reception
of the overseas delegates, was the
change of front displayed by the authorities of the English Universities
in regard to post-graduate students
from the dominions.
"The older universities," he stated,
"were extremely anxious to provide
graduate work for overseas students,
whereas nine years ago, at the first
Empire University Congress, the delegates, I am told, tried in vain to impress on the authorities the necessity
of making such provision; their appeal fell on deaf ears.
The President's tour resolved itself
into three main divisions. In Eastern Canada he was busy looking for
men to fill the faculty vacancies, and
some results of his efforts are already
shown in the appointment of Prof.
Gill, Miss Bollert and Dr. Davidson.
He also conferred with the heads of
Universities on a number of U. B. C.
problems, such as limiting attendance,
the honor system, student government, and the matter of initiation.
While in Winnipeg he presided at
the annual meeting of the Canadian
Society of Technical Agriculturalists.
The Congress at Oxford was preceded by a visit to the Irish Universities, but Dr. Klinck arrived in Great
Britain too late to join this party. The
Congress of the Universities of the
Empire was held on July 5th till 8thi
and a large range of subjects was
discussed, the speakers including
many of the leading educators of
Great Britain. Topics included "The
Balance of Studies," "Teaching of Civics, Politics and Social Economics,"
"Adult Education," "Technological
Education," "Training for Commerce
and Administration," "Training of
Teachers," "Interchange of Teachers
and Students." These subjects were
treated from the University standpoint, states President Klinck, and
the work being done at the pr-seut
time was taken as the starting point
in each discussion.
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October 6, 1921
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The Literary and Scientific Department is an executive body, not a society. It mediates between the students' council and the Men's Lit., the
Women's Lit., the Sigma Delta Kappa,
the Player's Club, the French Dramatic Club, the Musical Society and the
Aggie Discussion Club. The object of
the Lit. and Scientific Society is to
promote, direct and control all of the
aforementioned societies. Furthermore
it stimulates student interest in literature, music, art, drama, public-speaking, debating as well as in other forms
of intellectual life. A further ambition
of the Society is to enroll every student in at least one of the constitutional societies, besides arranging
with prominent men and women to
speak before the student body.
The major functions of the L. & S.
Dept. should not need any advertising.
•It is the duty of all students to attend international debates, the performances of the Players' Club, and
the concerts of the Musical Society.
Even if a student is taking no active
part in these affairs, he should support
those who are. Success in what we
undertake depends not upon the hard
work of a few, but the co-operation
and hearty support of all. Every full
undergraduate is a member of the Lit.
and Scientific Dept., and ought to be
come at once an active member of at
least one recognized society. There
is one thing we can all do, and that
is fo turn out and support our fellow
students whether they are taking part
in a concert, play or debate.
Debating is an activity that is becoming more and more important in
our University. With/ the growing
need for men and women who can say
something when they speak, too much
attention cannot be given to debates.
This year our University will undertake three - intercollegiate debates,
two of them being international as
well. The two regular anual events,
those with the University of Alberta
and the University of Washington,
will take place as usual in the spring.
Our debate manager is at present trying to arrange for an annual debate
between Reed College, of Portland,
and U. B. C, to take place in the Fall
Term before the end of November.
In past years our men have been
able to hold their own very well in
the field of debating, despite the fact
that they have been severely handicapped from having had no regular instruction in debating either at high
school or university. Any success we
have attained has been due to the
individual efforts of those entering
for debates and volunteer help on
the part of members of the faculty.
Whether we are to be as successful
this year as we hope to be depends
to a large extent upon the support
given the debates by the student
All men in the college who aspire
to places on the intercollegiate debating teams are requested to hand their
names as soon as possible to George
Clark, debate manager, or to leave
notes to this effect in the letter rack
of the main hall. Try-outs will be
held within the next few weeks, and
notices will be posted giving all particulars.
Freshmen, as well as others, are
assured that in the selection of teams
no preference is given on account of
one's age, academic year or faculty.
The only stipulation is that the men
who   debate    in    our    intercollegiate
events   must   be   fully   matriculated
It is up to every man in the University who can debate, thinks he can
debate, or thinks he can learn to debate, to try for places on our teams.
Only in this way can the best men
be discovered: and we need the best
men we have to defeat the teams we
must  defeat this  year.
Every registered woman student of
this University is, ipso facto, a member of the Women's Literary Society.
The primary aim of that body when
first instituted was probably the encouragement of debating, but latterly
this original function has, for various reasons tended to fall into abeyance, and the programme of the W.
L. S. has developed into a series of
correlated lectures, delivered by members of the staff and occasionally by
outsiders on subjects not usually comprehended in the ordinary university
This, of course, is an excellent thing
in its way, but as regards the W. L.
S. it has two main disadvantages. In
the first place, by relegating the practice of debating to the background it
has changed the original nature of the
society. This in itself, perhaps, matters little. But a graver consequence
consists in the fact that the overwhelming majority of its members have
contributed nothing except a passive
and well behaved audience, to the performances of the society, which performances are the result chiefly of the
exertions of the executive, of the dozen debaters, and of the professor or
other victim inveigled into addressing
Those addresses were, as we have
said, excellent and most interesting,
and they made last year's programme
profitable and entertaining. But this
year's executive is convinced that the
W. L. S. is in danger, not from neglect, but from too much help. Like
all bodies, it must continually use its
own members, or paralysis will set in.
Accordingly the programme this year
represents an attempt to give a new
impetus in the direction of self-help.
Debating, as chief means to this end,
and as the chief business of the society, will receive the major emphasis. In addition to the three inter-class
debates, it is planned to hold at least
two others, open debates, of a somewhat less formal character, the issue
to be decided by a general vote. As
the interest aroused by a debate depends almost entirely on the subject,
the choice of topics will make an
important part of the duties of the
executive. If any live questions for
debates occur to you, please hand
them in to the secretary, Miss D.
Walsh. Any such suggestions will be
gratefully received.
The opening meeting of the W.L.S.
will take place on Wednesday, Oct.
12th, at 3:00 p.m., when Dr. Sedgewick has kindly consented to talk to
us on some aspects of this matter of
public speaking. At this meeting,
also, the president hopes to be able
to make some announcement concerning the organization of an informal
class for women interested in public
speaking and debating.
At the opening of the Men's Literary
Society, October 12th, at 8:00 p.m., in
the Auditorium, the Hon. W. J. Bowser will address those present on an
aspect of the future of party government in Canada. Although the Men's
Lit. is an assembly for men only in
general, yet on this occasion, a hearty
invitation is issued to any women
who may wish to attend. It is expected that there will be at least a
few more open meetings during the
ensuing year.
The groat aim of the Men's Lit. Society during the present term will be
to promote public speaking, and to
afford a training ground for prospective candidates of the International
Debating Team, as well as the Annual
Oratorical Contest. While this, has
been the aim of the organization in
previous years, a new method will be
in force tlr"? year. The Men's Lit.
will assume the form of a students'
parliament, ir which there will be
two main parties—the government
house and tho house of opposition.
The government will consist of the
members of the executive of the Men's
Lit., the president acting as premier,
and all those whose political views
are similar. The speaker probably
will be elected from the membership,
All others present will form the house
of opposition. It is expected in some
quarters that a strong Socialist party
is already in tlie making. Preparations have beef made for the largest
turnout in the 'history of the Society,
and all are looting forward to a most
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The Players Club of the University
of British Columbia is the dramatic
organization of the University. In
the past it has earned for itself an
enviable reputation and this year
will undoubtedly be a banner year in
the  Club's  history.
The Players Club year is divided
into two parts. The Christmas Plays
and the Spring Play. At the Christmas plays opportunity is given to the
new members to show their dramatic
ability. The Spring play is on an entirely different order. There the actors and actresses of the Christmas
performance will be given an opportunity of coming before the public of
Vancouver and any other points that
the play may visit, and prove the
ability they may have shown at Christmas. In other words the cast of the
Spring play is chosen frbm the new
talent that has shown itself and from
the veteran actors and actresses who
have proved their worth in past
Spring productions. The Christmas
plays are open to members who are
new to the club and who have not
appeared in any Spring production.
The Spring play is open, to the entire
Now, one word as to admission to
the Club. New members are admitted by a competitive system. That is,
talent is the only prerequisite to
membership. Each year candidates
for admission come before the Advisory Board of the Club in a "try-out"
where their merits may be judged, and
if they have talent they will be admitted. The other necessity for admission is a true interest in dramatics. There are over twenty-five vacancies in the Club this year so if
you are interested it is a splendid
opportunity to join.
The "try-outs" this year will he
hejd on Monday, October 10th, so
hand In your name to Mr. F. G. C.
Wood or any member of the Executive before that date. Further announcement will be made through the
Ubyssey and the Bulletin board.
The Musical Society as a branch of
the Literary and Scientific Department aims; at a higher valuation of
music in the university. All students
are eligible and the executive-extends
to the Freshman year a special invitation to join. There is no more pleasant way of enjoying oneself than joining with others in a good sing—and,
added to that is the training that can
be  acquired.
Last year, under the leadership of
Lieut. Parkin, this Society held, each
week, two practices for chorus work
and two for orchestra.
Two concerts were given, one at
Christmas, held in the auditorium, for
the students, and the other in the
spring at the Vancouver Hotel ball
At the opening of this term we
were somewhat handicapped by our
President not returning to college, but
it is hoped that matters will soon be
adjusted to a working basis again.
We expect to follow the usual custom of giving two concerts. Suggestions, however, have been made that
we also give two afternon recitals.
As to our leader for this year, we
have in view one who is in every
way competent.
Rehearsals will begin next week.
Make it a point to join either the
chorus or the orci estra—it will be
well worth while.
The Sigma Delta Kappa Is a society organized for the purpose of
promoting student discussion, and of
affording an opportunity among students for practice in public speaking.
Both the Men's and Women's Literary Societies are so large, and their
programmes, which are arranged to appeal to the whole student body, must
necessarily be so varied, that little
opportunity for public speaking is afforded, except to those students who
have already had some experience.
The aim of the Sigma Delta Kappa
is to supplement the programmes of
both the Men's and Women's Literary
Societies. The purposes might roughly he  outlined as  follows: —
1. To afford an opportunity for students, who have not yet attempted
any form of public speaking, to acquire a very necessary part of their
2. To allow active members of both
the Men's and Women's Literary Societies to keep in practice, and to
acquire experience for any debates or
oratorical contests of those societies
in which they intend to take part.
3. To promote' popular discussion
among the students, so that the views
of both men and women on college
affairs, and on political, religious, or
literary subjects may be heard.
The ability to state one's opinion
clearly and emphatically in public is
one of the necessities of modern society, and the place to acquire that
ability is at college. The oportunity
is now afforded you, but it may slip
by before you are aware of it. If you
wait to make your first public debate
until you can do it with a good grace,
you may wait indefinitely. The longer
you delay the more dignity you will
have to lose.
The Sigma Delta Kappa is open to
all undergraduate members of the student body. The only qualification for
membership is an interest In, and a
desire to take part in public discussion. In particular the society extends a most encouraging invitation
to members of the Freshman year.
Notices of the first regular meeting
will be posted within the next week.
Make your resolution, and watch the
bulletin boards
Since its organization in the fall of
1916, the Chemistry Society has
steadily grown and advanced. The
object of the society is to promote and
encourage interest in topics of a scientific nature, among the students of
U. B. C. The programme for the
college year is to have a few of our
own professors address the society
and possibly a few putside technical
men. Student members are urged to
prepare papers and read them before
the Society.
There are no fees and any student
in U. B. C. can become a member;
simply sign your name to the sheet on
the notice board marked Chemistry
Society. Students entering the university for the first time are especially
urged to join. The officers for the
year are: Hon.-Pres. Dr. Archibald;
Pres., J. R. Davidson; Vice-Pres., Miss
M. H. Mathews; Sec, W. A. Gale, with
class representatives to be elected at
the first meeting.
REMEMBER:—Be a live wire and
The "Aggie" discussion club was organized to give the farmer members
of the "U" a chance to air their
views. Each student of Agriculture
is expected not only to join the club,
bit, furthermore, to say something
whenever he can manage to get a
word in. While the subject matter
discussed is generally related to topics
concerned with agriculture, little or
no restriction is placed upon members
who may have other grievances to
bring forward.
For the past two years we have
been the proud guardians of the debating shield, awarded by the Men's
Lit. to the winners in the interfaculty
debates. Our success in these debates
was in great measure due to the untiring efforts of Charlie Traves, our
ex-president, together with the willing co-operation of the members. We
shall miss Charlie, but we hope to
retain the shield just the same. Prof.
Brass is our Honorary President for
this year'and Wm. J. Riley, is president. Sperry Phillips is vice-president. Lively times are promised
when Sperry takes .the chair. Johnny
Pye is secretary. Just simply ask for
Pye when you join up; and J. Leavens, as treasurer of our society, will
collect the fees.
This year we anticipate holding two
debates at each of our semi-monthly
meetings, and we hope that every
member will find an opportunity to
speak in public before the session
closes. The executive committee requests that each member will present
subjects suitable for discussion and
expects to find that some good live
topics will be handed in. Debates
between teams representing the different years may also prove of interest.
AM Aggie students are invited to
consider this notice as a personal
invitation to interest themselves in
the activities of the Aggie Discussion
Club—to attend the meetings, to
speak freely, to bring their friends
along and to hand their membership
fee of one dollar to Johnny Leavens
the  first time that  they meet him.
On Tuesday noon a general meeting
of Arts '24 was held for the purpose
of filling several vacancies on the executive occasioned by the non-attendance this session of officers elected
last April. The chair was occupied
by the treasurer, Mr. H. Cantelon, as
the offices of president and vice-president were both open.
Mr. J. A. Grant, and Mr. L. Gaddes,
candidates for the position of president, made eloquent appeals urging
the need of greater opportunities for
social intercourse between members
of the class, and more energetic participation in student activities. Mr.
Lome Morgan then made a short but
forceful speech in favor of Mr. Grant's
nomination, and a vote was taken,
Mr.  Grant obtaining a majority.
With the new president in the chair,
the meeting proceeded with the filling
of the remaining offices. The following candidates were elected:
President, J. A. Grant; vice-president, Miss E. Ormrod; Women's Lit.
Rep., Miss Lucy Ingram; Men's Lit.
Rep., C. Hodgson; Women's Athletic
Rep., Miss I. Mackinnon; Men's Athletic Rep., P. Palmer.
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affirmed that the paper's one object
is to convey the news of college activities. ..But the criticism has been
expressed that this is scarcely necessary, since for those who attended
any given event a description of it
was superfluous, and those who did
not attend were presumably not interested.
The Ubyssey has no intention of
ceasing to keep the publication of
news as its primary aim, but the effort
will be made to maintain a certain
fundamental principle in doing so. ..We
have all heard the old metaphor of
the man who "could not see the wood
for the trees," and almost every student is in the same difficulty. ..Shut in
by the little circle of his immediate
interests, he is vaguely conscious of
a vast number of various other interests beyond. But he fails to realize
the unit which is made up from all
the complex and apparently divergent
activities. He fails to realize that
there is something beyond them, the
intangible thing which constitutes a
It is the earnest desire of the Ubyssey to achieve a truer perspective, to
provide a vantage ground from which
the student can look over the whole
aggregation, conscious of the relative
importance of each tree, and also of
the "single effect"—the all-pervasive
and distinctive genius of the /orest.
There are now in existence so many
channels for the student to exert his
activity, that th energy tends to be
dissipated, and several of the most
deserving organizations are literally
dying for lack of the interest and
enthusiasm which give them life. ..In
these columns the more valuable organizations will be offered publicity,
that students may have no excuse for
being ignorant of the opportunities
for them to exercise their particular
bent. In this matter we will have to
depend largely upon the co-operation
of the executive of the societies concerned... A list of coming events will
be published each week, and the marshal will probably supply the essenoe
of this information, but its amplification in the form of detailed announcements must come from those in
The Ubyssey, if it can prove itself
to any extent co-ordinated and given
a medium by which university life is
meaning, will have justified its exist-
The first principle of the modern university is freedom of thought. It Is
the one place where the narrow-minded conventions of the hide-bound par-
tizan cannot continue to exist. ..Its
greatest gift to the student is a vision
of the countless activities of human
life and thought; with this background the individual is at liberty to
choose any particular form' for his
principles, and there is little danger
that he should become a fanatic.
Apparently this idea is not accepted
by certain factions of public opinion.
"The Empire Weekly," a local journal
of avowedly partizan tendency, devotes its front page to a bitter attack
on the political morals of the university, taking its text from the existence of one of the smaller student
The Ubyssey would ignore this misinformed diatribe were it not that the
small basis of fact is an excerpt from
these columns, dated December 2nd,
1920. The writer of the attack has
apparently searched his mind for
everything he has ever heard about
the university, and to fill his page has
tried to connect it all with the organization in question, making a distorted
and ludicrous picture of conditions
Not content with slandering the student body, the writer has made scurrilous statements concerning several
members of the faculty. ..The Ubyssey
has no hesitation in declaring that the
student body has entire confidence in
the professors mentioned and are
deeply mortified that they should thus
be exposed to ignorant and perverted
When the Ubyssey comes to hand
we are always eager to read the news
it contains of events both past and
future, and we take it quite as a matter of course that a certain number
of its columns should be devoted to
advertising. While their presence
does not surprise us we seldom realize of what importance these little
ads. are to ourselves, in making our
weekly publications possible through
the income that is derived therefrom.
To secure a new advertisement the
Ubyssey must convince its prospective
advertiser that it will pay him to use
our space. To secure a second ad.
from the same firm the head of that
firm must feel that his previous experiment was a profitable one, that
it brought him University business.
We, who purchase from our advertisers are in a position to know that
they are getting results, but we can
hardly expect them to be so sure of
this. Other men dress exactly like
Varsity men and other women—a
few of them—dress just as Varsity
women do, so how can he tell?
Oh no, it is not necessary to stop
in the store door and give a "Kitsilano" as you enter and a "Sky-rocket"
as you leave, but when you make your
purchase it is so easy to mention that
you saw the ad. in the Ubyssey. This
is not much that we ask, but it brings
big results. The advertiser is satisfied that his contract with us is not a
one-sided one; our advertising manager will receive a better welcome
when he returns for a new contract;
and business affairs of the Ubyssey
will run more smoothly because of
the assured income from its advertisers.
Say you saw it in the Ubyssey.
Editor   "lTbyssey":
Sir:—The first publication of the "Ubyssey"
cannot come too soon for the purposes of
this letter. Simultaneously with the commencement of lectures should come the commencement   of   "training."
Probably most of us still have that feeling
of being fit, which a summer out of doors
leaves. That feeling is essential of course,
as a groundwork for athletics, yet vye must
remember that it is only a groundwork, and
not the thing that wins either games or
races. Only hard consistent track work wilt
do that, and each year should already have
its   teams   out   training   for   the   eliminations.
Last year, at the track meet, despite the
bad weather, there were many excellent events.
There were, however, a great many that
started excellently but weakened, very
obviously    through    insufficient    training.
This year, if we are going to sustain the
University's newly-won fame in athletics, we
have to turn out something absolutely first
class at the Track meet. Let us make this
our aim, and everyone who used to be, is, or
hopes to be an athlete, will spend part of
every afternoon on the K. E. H. S. grounds,
getting the training that  is so necessary.
L.  II.  C.
Editor   "Ubyssey":
"Dear Sir:—Our University has always been
famed through all the world for its magnificent
buildings   and   extensive   campers".
Our freshman class this year is to be congratulated on the wonderful way in which
they have added to our usual dignity and
sense of responsibility. More than ever before, we notice the ranks of the Frosh filled
with those of mature age. In fact, in the
case of three first year gentlemen, their conventional and suitable mode of dress was
noticed by all and appreciation was expressed
in a zealous manner by the rest of the students. From all indications we think that
the registrar must have cut the minimum age
limit  by  several   years  at  least.
During registration a friend expressed the
fear that some of the ladies and gentlemen
applying for admissoin had not yet reached
years of discretion. This cheerful pessimist
predicted that we should be flooded by girls
wearing their hair unrestrainedly down their
backs and skirts abbreviated in a very juvenile fashion. Also that some of the first year
gentlemen might even dare to appear in
nether garments which are associated with the
days  of  their  recent   infancy.
Rut this morbid dream has proved to be
an unreality. As one sits in our palatial entrance hall and watches these new-comers
to our temple of learning flit silently to and
fro, the lines of deep study furrowing their
brows, it is a peaceful thought to contrast
the scene with the corridors of the high
school which we ourselves left but a few
years ago.
For several years series of public
lectures have been given in the auditorium on Thursday evenings throughout the University term. These lectures are usually in popular style and
none of them are so technical that
they would fail to be extremely interesting and instructive to any person.
The lecturers are the leading exponents of their subjects in the province,
and as opportunity offers, visitors of
prominence are invited to address the
University at times to be arranged.
The Thursday evening program is
given by the Vancouver Institute,
which is a composite body composed
of members at large and affliated organizations of the city: it functions
for this purpose alone.
The names of the lecturers and the
titles of the lectures will be announced each week in the Ubyssey. There
is no admission fee and the public is
cordially invited to attend. In other
large Universities such events draw
lauuiences many times larger than
ours: our University constituency has
not yet formed the habit of attending.
All students are invited to attend as
frequently as possible, and, since this
is practically the only way in which an
ordinary outsider can very well come
into personal touch with the affairs
at the University, we are urged to
make a real effort this year to get our
parents and other friends to come.
The subjects will be announced
weekly through these columns.
I October 6, 1921
All those who wish to obtain some
practical experience in literary and
newspaper work are requested to take
part in the competition for Ubyssey
reporters. There is a rugby and a
soccer match on Saturday, and these
events will offer a fair trial to those
who wish to enter. To those who are
unable to report on these events, we
wish to announce that if they will
turn in their names to the Ubyssey
office with their request, they will be
given consideration. It is hoped that
there will be a hearty response to
the invitation.
Next week there will be a literary
as well as a social event which will
offer suitable material.
From the Mail Bag
President's Impressions
[Continued from Page  i]
Several students of last year's
graduating class are back at the U.
B. C. in the role of instructors in the
various subjects. The personnel of
this list is as follows:
Miss Freda Wilson, B.A., (Brit.
Col.),  assistant  in  Bacteriology.
Mr. A. E. Boss, B.A., (Brit. Col.),
assistant in Chemistry.
Miss Freda Handford, B.A., (Brit.
Col.), assistant in Chemistry.
Miss Violet Dunbar, B.A., assistant
in Chemistry.
Mr. K. B. Gillie, B.Sc, (Brit. Col.),
assistant in Chemistry.
Mr. L. T. Fournier, B.A., (Brit. Col.)
instructor in Economics.
Miss Marion Mjounee, B.A., B.S.A.,
(Brit. Col.), assistant in Department
of Dairying.
Miss Stella McGuire, B.A., M.A.,
(Brit. Col.), assistant in Eng.
Miss Rena Grant, B.A., (Brit. Col.),
assistant in English.
Miss Dorothy Blakey, B.A., (Brit.
Col.), assistant in English.
Mr. J. J. F. Studer, B.A., (Brit. Col.)
instructor in Mathematics.
Miss Hazel E. McConnell, B.A.,
(Brit. Col.), assistant in French.
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Items in this column are selected from news
dispatches sent to the Ubyssey from colleges
and universities which, along with the University of British Columbia, are members of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
Dispatches from U. B. C. will be sent regularly to P. I. P. A. editors of other publications.
Freshmen at the Oregon Agricultural College at Corvallis must wear
green caps. They also must obey ten
commandments, which include: "Thou
shalt not walk on the grass; nor fuss
at athletic events; nor wear any high
school badges or emblems; thou shalt
respect upperclassmen; remember to
carry your rook bible on all occasions." This bible largely resembles
the hand-book in U. B. C. It contains
the college songs and yells, for which
every student is responsible, the
names of student body and class officers, and other general information
about the school. Special committees
see that these commandments are enforced.
It is expected that registrations for
the entire school year at Oregon Agricultural college will total 6,000, including short course and summer session
The spectators at the first football
game of the season betwen the University of Nevada and the Agnetian
Club of San Francisco were treated to
an inter-class fight between the Freshmen and Sophomore between halves.
The battle started when the verdant
ones led a mule across the field with
'24, the Sophomore year, painted on
his sides. The Sophomores attempted
to remove the numerals, but the mule
was untouched at the end of the intermission.   Nevada won the game.
Oregon Agricultural College has a
health service which safeguards the
health of the students. A new X-Ray
machine has been installed this year.
All students are required to pay a
fee of $5 per year, and are entitled
to the services of the doctors and
nurses at the health service building
without further cost.
At the University of Washington an
index of the physical ability of all
university students, within a week
after matriculation, will be obtained,
if experiments on a new scheme for
conducting physical examinations
equal predictions. This index will be
especially valuable to the authorities
when dealing with students desiring
to carry irregular hours.
Oregon Agricultural College announces that prospects for a winning team
this year are bright. A tentative
schedule includes an "invasion of Vancouver, B. C."
Co-eds taking the practical housekeeping course at O. A. C. have full
charge of a nineteen months' old
"practice house baby"—the third taken
en to the campus for the year. The
college girls take turns in working
out the housekeeping problems, looking after the baby, her food, sleep,
clothing and comfort, and also supervise all her social training.
Visits Universities.
After the Congress the delegates
visited Cambridge and Edinburgh,
and then divided into two parties,
each of which visited a group of the
newer universities. These visits being of an official nature, the authorities did everything in their power to
give the delegates as much information as possible. They displayed their
facilities for accommodating overseas students, and outlined plans
along this line. "But, being British,"
says Dr. Klinck, "they said very little
about the future and more about the
definite  courses  already announced."
He found a surprising amount of
business-like organization at Edinburgh, and the newer universities
seemed to him very like those of
Canada, except that they are supported chiefly by private endowments and
by the cities in which they are situated. They are, therefore, like the
Canadian universities, in close touch
with the people, but they specialize in
a higher degree along the lines that
their city or district demands. For
example, Leeds is called the "Wool
University," and Manchester the "Cotton University" as their benefactors
have given them magnificent laboratories for this work. The terms are
misleading, however, as the courses
of studies offered is very wide.
In these cities which we consider
commercial centres, the President describes how he was always taken first
to the museums, libraries, and art
galleries, which are also supported
largely by private gifts, and of which
the people are more proud than are the
inhabitants of the older universities
and cities.
Dr. Klinck then proceeded to the
continent, spending a week in the
devastated area of France and a fortnight in Denmark and Sweden. In the
latter countries his itinerary had been
prepared by Professor Boving, who
accompanied him, and he is enthusiastic about the amount he was able
to accomplish during his tour.
Overcrowding Everywhere.
Everywhere he found the Universities filled to overflowing, and faced
with the same difficulties as we have
here, except that they have more
buildings and equipment. However at
some universities, Birmingham being
the most striking example, there are
temporary quarters like our own or
even worse.
Dr. Klinck did not attempt to find
professors of the U. B. C. staff in
England, but he expressed himself in
favor of such men being obtained, and
said that the opinion of the congress
favored the exchange of teachers.
• The only B. C. Rhodes scholar at
Oxford was John Mennie. "He kindly
took me around the colleges," says Dr.
Klinck, "but I think his thanks are
really due to me, for my questions
led him to visit colleges he had never
been to before."
As may be gathered from the contents of this column, the "Mail Bag"
this week has been very light, only
three universities taking advantage of
their "exchange" privileges. This may
be because the publications boards of
other institutions have not yet settled
down to business, or it may be tha't
their modesty restrains them from
talking about themselves. However,
we have assurance that good things
—in the shape of the Toronto "Goblin"
and McGill "Daily" are coming and
may be even now en route.
On Tuesday at noon the new freshman class (Arts '25) held a meeting.
Nominations for the positions on the
executive are in order and will be
dealt with in the near future. Also
members are informed that entries
for the Players Club were due ' on
Wednesday noon.
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Several couples who attended the
last debate for the purpose of holding whispered conversations with one
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A meeting of Science '25 was held
during the first week of the term and
the following officers elected:
Hon. President, Dr. Buchanan.
President, J. Bennett; Vice-President, E. Peter; Secretary-Treasurer,
E. Cooper; Athletic Representative,
H. Arkley.
A committee composed of Mr. Richmond, convenor, N. Carter and E.
Lazenby was appointed to direct arrangements for the Freshmen Initiation. Great results are confidently expected.
The Literary Corner
Deer  Mertel:
I am a loftie 3rd yr stewdent with
three sups now, Mertel, so you can
sea that my edukashun is about com-
pleated. Gee, old deare, the frosh
are grene this seshun. Their all very
yung this yere, and they dont seam
to no annything. Their was too
littel fellus in short pants hear, and
the ruff Sciense men tuk there short
pants of and made them were durty,
oily overhalls that had used in shop-
wurk. I aint telling the gang I jaz
round with at the U, Mertel, about
you and me being engaged now, becuz
they are very blasse and woul Kidd
me. Gee, but those pore kids luked
funie in there borrowed overhalls. In
the matter of our engagement ,my
luV©, . wen you come 'into Van. to
see me, yu best not ware the ruby
engagement wring which I bot for
yu this sumer The pore freshmen will
have a rotten time sun becuz the
iniashun will sune be held. It is a
gud thing that I got a job feeding
them chicens this sumer to get that
money to by the wring with wasn't
it? Right and tell me wen yu will
be hear.
Yure dere luver.
Last year the "Ubyssey" published
two Literary Supplements, one in December, and one in April composed
almost entirely of original contributions from the Students. It was the
belief of the Literary Editors that the
talent which they knew to exist in
the University merited this recognition and encouragement; and also
that, by this means, much undiscovered literary ability might be brought
to light. The success of the Supplements fully justified this belief.
This year's programme is still more
ambitious. In spite of the fact that
the contributions- last year only just
sufficed to fill the Supplements, the
present Editors feel that something
more should be attempted; and, as a
result, they have arranged to have
this space reserved each week for
some student contributions of a literary nature. The range of subject and
treatment is by no means limited.
Poems, short narrative or descriptive
themes, criticisms or appreciations—
all w.ill be in order. Any selections
which can not be published here, may,
with the consent of the writer, be referred to another department of the
"Ubyssey," or to those compiling the
Literary Supplements or the Annual.
In conclusion, therefore, we ask the
co-operation of all who are interested
in Literature* Especially do we urge
the members of '25 to contribute. We
know that the necessary talent exists
in the University, and we believe that
in the coming weeks, this Column
will attract some gems of real merit.
Many of us are too busy trying to
straighten out time-tables or find
classrooms to consider the improvements of our cafeteria. Yet, of its
existence there is no doubt, as nearly
everyone driven by an inward desire,
has sought its portals to assuage that
feeling known to the layman as hunger.
Once inside, those of us who are
not freshmen, can note a marked
change about the place. It seems
larger and cheerier than last year,
nor is this amelioration only seeming. The dining room has been considerably enlarged and new tables
added. The kitchen, too, has been
improved, giving more room for the
staff in order that the service can be
speeded up, while the menu has been
moved from the dim obscurity of the
far wall to a conspicuous place over
the counter. The tickets have been
abolished in favor of the direct paying system.
The hours have been lengthened,
and for those who cannot allay their
hunger sufficiently during the noon
hour, afternoon tea  is  served.
The caterers now are working on a
new contract whereby two per cent,
of the gross takings reverts to the
Students' Council. Should the gross
monthly takings exceed one thousand
dollars an additional one per cent,
accrues  to the  Council.        (
The University, as before, has outfitted the Cafeteria, and during the
summer months Mr. Dallas, the Bursar, has given every possible aid to
the Council in its efforts to make the
Cafeteria better than ever.
This does not mean that it is perfect, although the Cafeteria Committee thinks it is nearly so. However,
if any student considers that it may
still be improved, suggestions are always in order.
I wrote an ode to make a hit,
The best that I was able,
And with regards presented it
Unto my best girl,  Mabel.
I met her on a later day,
She said:  "It's  a disgrace!"
The error in the title lay,
'Twas:   "Lines,  on  Mabel's  Pace."
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1 October 6. 1921
The first sporting event of the season is in full swing and promises to
be one of the best that has yet been
held at the U. B. C. There are many
entries for the various events, but the
men's singles has been the most popular,   over   fifty   men   having   entered.
One of the surprises of the season
was the defeat of last year's champion
H. McLean, by S. Miller in the first
round of the tournament. Both men
put up fine tennis, but McLean did
not do the brilliant driving that he
displayed in last year's final. His
service was particularly fast and accurate, but the steadiness and placing
of Miller finally won the match; the
score being 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. Several
other men have shown good tennis
form. The most conspicuous are H.
Baker, R. Munro, G. Kerr, Hincks
and Say.
In the men's doubles, the game,
Hincks and Greggor vs. Say and W.
Baker, gave the most thrills. The
former put up a very consistent game
but the superior team work of the
others finally gave them the victory.
In this match the driving of Hincks
and Say and the brilliant returns of
Paker were of a high class indeed.
L. Baker and R. Munro have also distinguished themselves by their brand
of tennis, 9-11, 7-5, 9-7. "Dr." Sedgewick (aided by both teams and a few
of the spectators) acted as referee.
Very keen competition has been
observed in the mixed doubles. Per-
li.aps the best tennis was shown in
the match between Miss Robson and
Mr. Kerr vs. Miss Mary Munro and
Mr. W- Baker. Miss Robson showed
particularly good all round play, but
had hard luck with her placing. Kerr
at the 'net let very few balls go
past him. After three hard-fought
sets, Miss Robson and Kerr came off
victors. If this was the best match,
the most interesting and comical was
between Miss Angel and Mr. Fisher
vs. Miss Rowan and Livingstone.
Harry Carter will be pleased to
repair your bicycles and sharpen your skates ready for October   15th.
632 Broadway West
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The Annual Dance of the University
Tennis Club will be held in the Auditorium oh Friday, October 7th, from
9 to 12. At this dance the cups will
be presented to the winners in the
tournament. Mrs. Gillespie's Orchestra will be in attendance. Tickets
may be had from R. Argue, Arts '22,
Miss M. Miunro, Arts '22, J. Clyne,
Arts '23, W. R. Baker, Science '24.
Mr. Reginald Hodson, Science '23,
has been elected by acclamation to
the presidency of the Men's Literary
Society, a position left vacant by the
resignation of Mr. W. B. Willan.
Mr. Hodson was one of the rugby
stars last season, and this year is captain of the senior team. He was also
a member of his faculty's debating
team, so he is well fitted for his new
office. He was elected to hold the
presidency of Science '23 for this year,
but will resign in favor of his new
Mr. W. E. Graham was elected on
Tuesday to fill the vacancy thus created, and Mr. E. E. Gregg becomes
vice-president in place of Mr. Graham.
S.   D.   K.   ELECTIONS.
At a meeting of the S. D. K. Society
on Wednesday afternoon, the officers
for the session of 1921-22 were elected.
Miss Walsh, retiring vice-president,
was in the chair, and in calling the
gathering to order outlined, briefly,
the work and intentions of the society. The following is the result
of the elections:
Hon. President—Mr. W. N. Sage.
Presidnt, W. A. Black, Arts '22;
vice-president, Miss D. Fingland, Arts
'22; Secretary-treasurer, Mr. G. C
Martin, Arts '23; publicity agent,
Mr.   E.   J.   Bloomfield,   Arts   '24.
The first meeting of the Letters
Club was held on Tuesday evening at
the home of Dr. G. A. McGuire. Miss
Dorothy Walsh read an excellent paper
on the life and philosophy of George
Bernard Shaw, which provoked num-
ous expressions of opinion from those
those who heard it. Miss Bollert and
Miss Mackay were elected as honorary members of the club.
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The recent arrival of our New Fall
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had a more complete or attractive line to
show our patrons. Come in and see them.
It will give you an idea of what's correct
and an opportunity to select a pretty shoe
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Varsity to   Enter Three Teams
A general meeting of the Rugby
Football Club was held on Wednesday
28th Sept. The meeting was well attended and important matters were
brought up for discussion.
Dr. Hebb was elected as Hon. Pres.
in place of Mr. Letson, who is now
in England.
A motion that the club enter three
teams in the different cup series for
this season was enthusiastically carried.
Mr. Hodson outlined the reasons
for this change from the programme
of the last few years. It was felt that
as a provincial institution the University ought to be represented in
the provincial championship series
and, therefore, it was proposed to enter the first team of the University
Rugby Football Club for the McKechnie  Cup.
As the Vancouver Rugby Union had
shown themselves to be of the opinion
that the personnel of our McKechnie
Cup team should be entirely different
from that of our Miller Cup team, it
was proposed that our second team be
entered for the 'Miller Cup. The exact
details of distinction between those
eligible for the Miller Cup team ana
those ineligible for this team will be
decided in conjunction with the executive of the V. R. U. A third team
will be entered for the Province Cup.
This plan will ensure more active
playing members of the Club being
engaged in well-organized games than
heretofore and it was felt that this
will be a great encouragement to all
students who wish to play Rugby. It
is hoped that the club will be helped
in this larger undertaking by an increased keenness among its members.
A Question of Constitution.
Another very important matter
which was discussed was the question of the desirability or otherwise
of the retention in the constitution of
the Men's Athletic Association of the
Clause which renders men who were
members of the A. M. S. In any year
eligible to play on varsity teams in
the following year. The opinion of
most of those present was that representative varsity teams should consist
only of present members of the student body; some felt that the clause
under discussion should be immediately deleted, whilst others expressed
the opinion that such a change in the
' constitution of the Men's Athletic Association, if it were decided upon,
should be deferred for a fixed period,
such as one year.
Some routine business in connection
with sweaters and the budget for this
session   completed   the   procedings.
Work-Outs  Under Way.
Preliminary work-outs for the Rugger men were held at Heather street
grounds on Wednesday and Saturday of last week.
Good turn-outs were present and
the executive is confident that there
is material available to enable the
varsity to make a creditable showing
in the various series in which Rugby
teams will be entered this year.
Mr. Hodson and Mr. Maclachlan
are watching these work-outs closely
and are anxious to secure the pick of
the available material for the three
teams and to mould it into proper
shape for the earliest matches of the
The first game in the Miller Cup
series will be played on Saturday, 8th
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October 6, 1921
Semi-Annual Meeting
of A.M.S.
A meeting of the A;ma Mater Society was held on Monday noon, the
president, Mr. Paul Whitley, being
in the chair.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read by the secretary, Miss
Agnew, and after the customary proceedings, were adopted. The statement
regarding finances was read by Mr.
Banfield, treasurer, the statistics be
ing accepted.
Mr. Whitley, in outlining the year's
activities, made a brief but impressive
speech. Sports, &aid Mr. Whitley, supported themselves, but it was necessary that the Literary Soc'eties receive more support during the en
s ling term than they did last. What
is more, in the past the conduct of
the student body as a whole, had been
very good, but certain cases required
attention and it was now arranged
30 that the S mi dents' Council had the
power to inflict punishment upon the
offenders-rwhoever they may be. Under no consideration whotsoever was
gambling, in any form, to be allowed.
Concerning Initiations
Last year, continued Mr. Whitley,
the college spirit received a great
boost at Christmas. But that is not
enough. We must, sooner or later,
build up a tradition, and when we
have the material right now—why
delay. As regards the present lack
of system in initiating freshmen, the
president suggested that a change
would be acceptable. The "rough
stuff" or hazing should be dispensed
with, and instead of causing criticism,
we should strive to have-the results
of our initiation treated as something
to be proud of. The building of a
log-cabin or a monument on Grouse
Mountain was suggested. However,
no conclusion was arrived at and the
matter was left to the Initiation Committee  for a   decision.
Mr. Imlah, editor-in-chief of the
Ubyssey, spoke on behalf of the paper.
The Publications Board had three
pieces of work upon their hands—the
hand-book, the annual and the
Ubyssey. He solicited correspondence
and contributions, and announced that
a competition in reporting would soon
be under way, the winners of which
will be assigned to positions on the
Ubyssey staff.
Marshal Speaks.
Mr. Anderson, present Marshal,
made a strong plea on behalf of the
Rugby team. We are now fielding
three teams and must have support
if we are to succeed. On Thursday
at noon nominations for yell-leaders
must be in, and the try-outs will be
held then. On the next day, the elections will take place.
The Literary and Scientific
Mr. Richards, President of the Literary and Scientific Department made
a strong and forceful speech on behalf
of his organization—one which, by
the way, controls a large proportion of
University activities. The idea of the
L. & S. Society was a proper balance
between literature and athletics. "Even
if the government had been somewhat backward with their filthy lucre"
(applause) "it is no reason why the
varsity spirit should be likewise."
said Mr. Richards. It will give us a
pride in ourselves if we develop this
spirit; it will develop a unity of purpose and in unity forget the petty
woes that encompass and engulf the
individual student.
The meeting was brought to a close
with a "Kitsilano" led by yell king
As the result of an effort to curtail
expenses, it has been decided that
the library must be closed at 5:00
p.m. on week days, and all day Saturday. This seems indeed a most
drastic movement, as it does away
with the only chance some students
have of getting in a few quiet hours
of real study in the evening. Were
the accommodation of the library sufficient, conditions would not be so
bad, for one could at least get an
hour or two of study during the day.
But, being as it is, much over-crowded, and badly ventilated, it seems, indeed, a cruel piece of legislation.
Surely some shift' can be made to
enable students to have the use of the
library in the evening, if only for an
hour or two. This matter certainly
requires immediate attention on the
part of all thise interested, for in the
minds of certain authorities upon the
subject, a protest on the part of the
students would accomplish a considerable effect.
The Library Personnel.
One phase we may appreciate to
the fullest extent, and that is this:
no matter what are the conditions,
the staff of the library is unfailing
in its attempts to accomplish as
much as possible, and to do it cheerfully. Mr. John Ridington, as we all
know, is at the head of the department. Mr. Haweis looks after the
stack-room, and is the terror of all
freshies and others, who, having no
rights in the hallowed place, wander
in  accidentally,  as  it  were.
Mjr. Haweis assures us that his
name is pronounced as "Hoyce" (boys,
toys, noise, etc.), and not in any
other weird and indescribable fashion.
Miss Jefferd occupies a desk near the
new exit of the library and is at present engaged' in writing ,a modern
novel, on the newest styles and up-
to-date small town chatter, which is
dispensed galore by certain students,
seated upon these aforementioned
steps. It will undoubtedly be interesting, says Miss Jefferd. Miss Anderson is also concerned with the
stack-room, while Miss Woodworth is.
engaged at the loan desk. Together,
they form a most congenial and obliging staff—and one whose efficiency
should be appreciated by all. What is
more, it is generally conceded (by Mr.
Haweis and Miss Jefferd) that the
brains of the U. B. C. are in the library. Is it any wonder that we shall
miss the privileges, we formerly enjoyed, if the library is closed at 5:00
p.m. on week days and all day Saturday?    What can we do about it?
Young Fellows Say They Like
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A ND  they  say  you can   tell  them   in
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there's   a   model   to   suit   every   figure,,
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By Jack Supp.—First Instalment.
It is rumored that well over a hundred dollars have already changed
hands among the real sports of the
college this session. Of this sum $1.65
in cold cash has appeared on the drawing tables together with several car-
tickets and a couple of insurance premiums. These proofs of wealth, along
with hundreds of five, ten and fifteen
cent I. O. U.'s have been heaped In
the centre of the class table, to be
awarded to the most skillful drawer
in the class. Some of the best artists
will pay their way through college
by this means alone (theoretically).
Most of our old dead-game sports
are back with us again this year, many
of them, strangely enough, repeating
their year. This is doubtless due to
the fact that proper devotion to their
artistic pursuits leaves little time for
the less important phases of university
life. There is some talk among the
slickers—pardon me,—students— of
the class this year, of raising the limit
to a quarter, but this may not be carried out as it might keep out new
members which the class are on the
look-out for.
This desire of the class for new material gives to freshmen (who desire
to become real college men), a chance
to see real life in the raw, for this is
the one class in the varsity that is
open to men of all years. The goody-
goodies   will  tell   the   youthful  fresh
men not to be suckers, but then they
do not realize the great opportunity
which this drawing-class provides for
the young student to associate with
real fellows—men who will call a fifteen cent bet without raising'a hair.
While he won't perhaps graduate with
such marks, or as quickly as the good
boy.—yet what do we really come to
college for if not to become sure of
ourselves, to make men of ourselves.
Who are the real men of the college
if not the drawing class? They have
the assurance of men who have been
through it—and they'll take the new
members through, too.
So far, the status of the class has
been unofficial, but this year they may
apply for official recognition from the
students' council and for permission
to use the university crest on their
I. O. U.'s. Classes are being held in
the same room  this session.
An executive meeting of the Musical
Society was held on Tuesday noon.
The programme for the year was discussed but as yet, nothing definite has
been settled. The main object at present is to obtain the services of a
leader, and until this matter is settled, nothing of much importance can
be undertaken. The following were
elected to office in the Society:
President, Harold Etter, vice-president, Miss Lillian Reid; secretary, S.
A. Cox; treasurer, Miss Edna Rogers.
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