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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 36
Council Ruling
To be Contested
By Basketballers
Chodat Refuses To Pay Fine; Court
Case   Looms—Ellglbillty   To   Be
Decided Upon by Council
Instructions were given the Eligibility Committee by the Students'
Council last Tuesday night to consider the case of present ineligibility
players who would be eligible under
the new rules set forth by Council
at the last Alma Mater meting. The
committee has the power to declare
these players eligible if it chooses to
do so. Harold Straight was one of
the students whose case would be
To Carry the Matter'Further
Again bringing to the front the
question of students playing on outside teams, Louis Chodat, after being fined $5.00 for playing two basketball games with the Y.M.C.A.,
informed Council that "he would
carry the matter further" and refused to pay the fine
Although his application to play
with the "Y" in two games this
week was refused, Chodat stated
that he would consult his Y.M.C.A.
team-mates before he decided whether he would play or not.
The visit by a representative from
the Stage Hands' Union to protest
the employment of non-union labor
on the campus failed to develop. The
delegation will probably make its
appearance next Monday night.
In dealing with the question of eligibility the opinion was stated that
since the students do not seem to
bo interested' ln the question the
Students' Council has the right to
decide what should be done concerning athletes who could be playing
now if it was not for the failure to
obtain a quorum to change the constitution.
What Is a Senior?
The interpretation of the word
"senior" as used In the constitution
(Please turn to Page Five)
Make Merry
Scarlet coats and shining spurs
added to the color and sparkle of
the dance given by the Canadian
Officers' Training Corps at Jericho
Country Club Wednesday night.
Phoebe Senkler's orchestra warbled
out encore after encore as the
dancers crowded around the platform with applause end requests.
Thc crowd awembltd late in tha
firelit clubroorns, many-hued uniforms rubbing sleeves with lack-and-
white, the male element for once
competing on an equal basis with
thc female in gaiety of plumage.
Bridge was in order in one of the
drawing rooms, but the majority of
the guests preferred the dancing
An air of informality pervaded the
supper hour, when groups gathered
around tables rmall and large to enjoy refreshments unaccompanied by
the spaghetti which caused some
comment last year.
The Home Waltz was played shortly after one, and the assembly broke
up to convene anew at various rendezvous for coffee and recapitulation
of the last formal affair of the term.
Campaign Speeches, Auditorium, noon.
Interclass   Soccer,   Education
vs. Science '33, 12:10
Pacific Area Meeting, 386 W.
13th Ave., 8 p.m.
Junior Soccer Team vs. Richmond Canadian Legion,
Bridgeport School, 2:30. (First
round, Provincial Cup).
McKechnie Cup Rugby, Varsity vs.   VI c t o r1 a  Reps.,
Brockton Point, 3:30.
Basketball, Varsity vs. Adanacs, U.B.C. Gym, 8 p.m.
Vancouver Institute, Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.
I'resldentlal Elections.
W.A.A. Banquet, Cafeteria, 6
p.m. Tickets, 40c.
Noon Hour Concert, Auditorium.
[    Juvenile Lead    J
AUstair Taylor played the part of
Steve in the Players' Club premiere
ln New Westminster, Wednesday
night. A new member of the association this fall, he has amply proved
his ability to interpret a popular role.
Lumbering, fisheries, Fanning, Manufacturing, Mentioned In Historical
Society Address
A paper entitled "Some Aspects of
British Columbia'a Industrial Development" was given to the Historical
Society at the home of Dean Bollert
on Monday night, by Mr. Harold
In the early days of our history,
when the romantic era of discovery
waa giving place to the labourious
years of pioneer development the
vast forests which covered the prov
ince were looked upon as a hinder-
ance, not a coveted source of wealth.
The great rivers were more valued
as a means of transportation than
as a fishing ground. The early settlers were more interested in the fur
tiade than agriculture but gradually,
with the opening up of the country,
other raw materials began to be exploited.
In 1828 a sawmill was established
at Fort Vancouver, and the next
fifty years saw the opening up of
other lumber mills. The establishment of a salmon cannery followed
in 1876. An era of industrial growth
had begun which was to continue
unchecked, save by economic causes
that affect industry at large. By 1928,
the number of plants in operation
was 1625, with an output of $271,000-
Introduction of Lumbering
The beginnings of the lumbering
trade date back to 1788, when Capt.
Meares loaded his decks with spars
for China. From this small beginning It has developed until now it
is our leading Industry. It was
helped by the rush of gold-seekers
up the Fraser River in 1855, when
several mills were built to serve local demands. During the year ending 1870 about 60,000,000 feet of rough
and dressed Douglas Fir was exported. Through the 20th century certain
developments of forest industries
have steadily increased.
The salmon industry is perhaps
the best known of B. C.'s fishing activities, and for years overshadowed
other species. The monopoly was
first held by the Hudson's Bay Company, and in 1863 salting <uid curing
was started. It remained a very
primitive affair for manv years. The
rapid development of the fisheries
on the Fraser brought fishing to its
position of one of B. C.'s four major
Enter Aggie
Agriculture followed thc overland
fur traders into B. C. William Harm,
fur trader, and historian of the
Northern interior, was the first farmer of the province. Until recently,
the only agriculture carried out was
that of the Hudson's Bay Company
at its scattered trading posts. It was
later developed through increase in
population, and improved means of
communication. Kelowna was the
first district of the great fruit growing area of the Okanagan to be cultivated. By 1890 there were hair a
million fruit trees in the country,
In 1925 there were 20,164 acres under
cultivation. Mixed farming was also
extensively carried out in other parts
of B. C.
The basic industries overshadow the
fabricating industries which grow
out   of  them,  so  that  B   C.  is  not
Swanhild Mathison, Popular as Slavey
-Betty Wilson and Marjorie Ellis
Outstanding In Leading Roles
By a Stage Hand
"Alice-sit-by-the-fire" warmed the
hearts of a packed New Westminster
house at its premiere performance
Wednesday night. The cast journeys
to North Vancouver next Monday,
and opens in the University Theatre
for a four night run Wednesday.
Sponsored by the Klwanls Club of
the Royal City for the third time
In succession, the Players' Club
scored another success. Betty Wilson, playing the part of the Ingenuous Amy who gets her knowledge of
life from the theatre and Midge Ellis, as the not so yellow mother,
stole the show with their polished
renditions of difficult roles.
Swanhild Matthison, who was taking the part of Richardson who is
so worried about the "chop" she ate,
brought down the house. Her consternation at being caught and accused of - dining in a gentleman's
"chambers" was so genuine, and her
embarrassment when she has to admit that she "wasn't a real lady"
caused many an aching side. Margaret Stewart, Arts '39, will be playing
the part of Richardson on the North
Shore and ln Vancouver, while
Swanhild Matthison goes on tour
with the cast
AUstair Taylor, as Stephen Rollo,
the Innocent cause of considerable
friction in the Oray household, was
realistic in his naturalness. He rose
to splendid heights when he discovered that he had been duped, and
his "Ass, ass, ass!" caused shouts of
Cosmo (Harold Lando) and Colonel
Oray, played by Jack Ruttan, emerged from their dress-rehearsal
Chrysalis of stiffness, into natural
and living characters. Mary fiexn-
borough, who has been familiar to
Players' Club audiences for some
years, scored a decided success in a
very small part as the nursemaid
who laments so much over the return of Alice from India because it
means "the end of her reign."
Nancy Symes, the woman who
"knows all" created a stir with her
"advanced" ideas on adventuresses
and why their should be "letters."
Had it not been for the smallness
of the theatre some of the audience
would have had difficulty in hearing at some moments. Costumes
were very pretty, and It was a revelation to a good many to see how
the women of 1903 used to "doll up"
with their bustles and ruffles. Costuming throughout was accurate, and
well blended.
And when the final curtain came
down on Alice, the Colonel, and
Amy in her—but that would be telling—there was many a tear of
laughter rolling floorwards.
f Romantic "Amy"
Coy Cohorts
At Co-Ed
Softly coloured lights — smooth
rhythms—knitted sweaters, flannels—
trick programs—plate throwing contests—elbows—such was the Co-ed
BaU, final major function of the
Varsity year.
When Harold King and his boys
swung into their first number a large
crowd of students had poured into
the Denman Street Auditorium. The
women, true to spirit, helped their
partners off with their coats and
fought their way through to the
check room. The next duty to be
performed was to fill out the men'J
programs but a lot of smart co-eds
had   already   forscen  this  difficulty
The rendition of Harold King's
now arrangement of "Hail, U.B.C."
was the signal for a mad dash for
food. Two "shifts" were operated
and if all tho paper plates thrown
wore laid end to end—well, you
figure it out. After the intermission
King and Co. announced no less than
five times that nil dances were to
be "cut-ins," which announcement
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Betty Wilson has been one of the
most diligent of the hard-working
members of the Players' Club since
her first year at U.B.C. She is now
engaged in making a success of the
role of Amy, romancing daughter of
commonly thought of as a manufacturing province. Despite this it ranks
third for the Dominion.
"Ere many decades roll by, our
vast stores of unused wealth are almost certain to be developed. Bounteously blessed with those same gifts
bv nature that made the country to
the south of us destined to rise as
an industrial nation, so will B. C.
What will be the probable results,
so far as the Library Is concerned,
of the very serious reduction proposed by the provincial Government
to the grant it makes to the University?
The "Ubyssey" has interviewed
Mr,. Ridington on this matter, and
obtained from him Information as to
the service, staff and students of the
University will receive from the Library, so far as can be at present
foreseen, for the forthcoming University year, which commences
April 1.
Those interested should note that
these expectations may be modified
ir. the event of the Government increasing the proposed $250,000 grant.
Details cannot yet be finally determined, but they will be substantially  as here given.
The Library Staff consists, at present, of ten persons, plus one (and
during the rush hours two) Student
Assistants. The Loan Desk Staff
consists of Miss Lanning (in charge),
two Call Boys, and the Student Assistant, with frequent help from Miss
Smith or Mr. Lanning. Under the
new arrangements there will be no
fund for Student Assistance, and the
engagement of both Call Boys terminates at the end of March.
At the present time the Library
gives seventy-four hours of service
a week during the session, the Reading Room being open from 8:45 a.m.
to 9:45 p.m. on all week-days but
Saturday, when the Library is closed
at 5 p.m. With the Staff diminished
by from four to five people, it will
be impossible to continue any such
hours of service,
A schedule will be arranged by
which one person from the Library
downstairs staff will be in the Loan
Desk to assist Miss Lanning during
all the hours the Library will be
The hours of Library service under the new arrangements will probably be from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Saturdays, when the closing
hour will be 1 p.m. This will mean
a forty-five hour week schedule of
service in place of seventy-four at
Students have been accustomed to
reasonbly prompt service for both
oulinary loans and reserve books.
This service cannot possibly be continued in the coming University year.
Call slips will have to be accurately
filled out by students and left at
the Loan Desk, which will be able
tc deliver to borrowers once, or
perhaps twice, in the hour. Books
will have to be delivered to borrowers in batches, for prompt individual
service cannot be expected under
the forthcoming conditions. This applies to ordinary loans. For Reserve
books, every effort will be made to
give  as   prompt  service   as  possible.
As the new University year commences April 1, and examinations
start April 8, the Librarian hopes
to make arrangements by which
seme sort of an evening service can
be given till April 15 or 20. The arrangements- outlined above, therefore, will not come into effect dur-
(Please turn to Page Five)
Varsity Debaters
Beat Willamette
In Fine Display
Dryer and Perry Down Rudin and McCul-
lough On Question of Centralized Control
The University of British Columbia defeated Willamette last
night in their Inter-Collegiate debate held in the King Edward
auditorium when two of the three judges marked their ballots
in favour of the Blue and Gold speakers. Neil Perry and Victor
Dryer broke the long line of defeats sustained by U.B.C. debaters for many moons past when they successfully upheld the
affirmative of tiie resolution that "Congress should enact legislation for the centralized control of Industry."
After extending the usual welcome to the American visitors, Neil Perry opened hostilities as the first speaker of the
affirmative. He proceeded to compare the various American industries to units in an orchestra which
b out of harmony through the lark
of proper leadership. Each industry
was likened to a musician who
played the tune to suit himself and
puid no attention to any of the
ethers Continuing, he attacked the
Sherman Anti-Trust Law on the
grounds that it prevented the government from regulating or controlling production when the industries
themselves petition for such action
The critical situation of the oil industries in 1929 was cited as an example.
Against Centralised Control
John Rudin Was the first speaker
on the negative side, and he based
his arguments upon four fundamental facts which he stated must be
taken Into con-'deration before such
legislation could be enacted. These
were the points which he advanced:
1.   Individual   initiative   would   *»e
Expense at Minimum, Experience At
Mamlmum, Is Opportunity Which
Is Offered Canadian* Scholars
Under the "Exchange of Graduates
Plan" of the National Federation of
Canadian University Students, an excellent opportunity is offered to Canadian students who wish to spend a
year of their course at a university
other than that ttom which they hope
to graduate.
The scheme provides that a limited
number of selected students of each
Canadian university Identified with
the Federation may take one year of
their course at other Canadian universities, on condition that they return the following year to their home
Advantages Named
The advantages of the plan are twofold. Firstly, it permits the student to
become acquainted with a, part of
Canada of which he would know nothing otherwise. He meets with a different type of people and a different atmosphere, and his outlook on life is
that much broadened. Secondly, in
many cases the scheme may permit
specialized study which would not be
possible if the student took his whole
tour years at his home university.
Students selected under the plan will
not incur any appreciable extra expense, for their tuition fees at the
outside university will be paid, and in
almost every case this saving will be
sufficient to offset the transportation
costs involved.
According to the system, the universities of Canada are separated into
four different divisions, which are as
follows division 1, The University of
British Columbia; division 2, the Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba; division 3, the Universities
of Ontario and Quebec; division 4, the
Universities of the Maritime provinces.
Ordinarily, a student accepted under
tho scheme must take his year at a
1 university outside of his own division,
but there are certain exceptions to
this rule.
Graduates Also Admitted
While the scheme strictly speaking
applies to undergraduates, several
universities will admit exchange students to take graduate work, irrespective of whether or not they are returning to their home university the following year.
Selection of students will be made
by   a  local  committee  appointed  by
! the Student Council of the university,
and the total number of candidates
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stifled; 2. Healthy competition would
be eliminated; 8. Private ownership
rights would be violated; and .4.
Government co-operation would be
destroyed. He then proceeded to show
that politics in the U. S. was at present controlled by industry, and In
the event of centralized control, capital would be an indisputable monopoly upon both the commercial and
legislative departments of the nation.
Vlsdous Circles
Victor Dryer then spoke as the
second member of the affirmative
side and offered considerable criticism of his opponent's arguments.
Continuing with the constructive
part of his speech he emphasized
the Importance effecting a balance
between the two main economical
forces of purchasing power and productivity. He stated that failure on
the part of American industry today in adjusting this problem had
resulted ln the present cheottc situation, and had contributed in Greater
part to the vicious circles created by
the ao-caled business cycle. Centralized control, he said, would be a
means of regulating production to
the demand of the consumer, eliminating waste caused throueh unnecessary duplication of products
and salesmanship, and stabi;i/ing
both industry and employment.
Failures of Centralized Control
The last speaker of the negative,
Ralph McCullough, cited tho Inter-
State Commerce Commis*:on and
the Federal Reserve Boarl as examples of centralized control which
had proven failures In contributing
towards the regulation and advancement of Industry. With regard to
the former body, he stated that it
had been largely instrumental in reducing the American railroads to -
condition of bankruptcy, while tne
Federal Reserve Board had not
done anything to avoid the fatal
financial crash in 1929 although it
had forseen the inevitable outcome
of the over-inflation of that year.
He next contended that any central agency of control would be
faced with the problem of forecasting the demand for goods which
constituted an impossible task. As
proof of this he cited the statement
of the United States Farm Board to
the effect that any attempt to regulate production on the basis of a
forecast of consumption was impossible owing to thc incalculable nature of the latter.
Bach speaker was then allowed
five minutes of rebuttal before the
judges retired to consider their decisions.
W. H. Vance, Principal of the Anglican Theological College, acted a*
chairman of the meeting, while the
Judges were J. Friend Day, W. A.
Rundle and J. P. Fergusson.
Impecunious seniors will rejoice to hear the news announced from the Bursar's Office that graduation fees will
be reduced from twenty-five
dollars to fifteen. This announcement follows a motion to
that effect which was passed at
the meeting of the Board of
Governors last Monday.
This fee will cover all expenses incidental to the issuing
of diplomas and hoods, and
should come as a great boon to
the members of the graduating
Last year, it was announced
that the fee for this year would
be raised five dollars from the
previous twenty. The fifteen
dollar levy represents a new
low for "sheepskin" fees in this
institution. Page Two
ih.p HbysBpy
(Member P.I.P.A.) Phone: PT. GREY 128
Issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student
Publication Board of the University of British Columbia,
West Point Orey
Mall Subscription rate: $3 per year
Advertising rates on nnnlleatlnn.
Senior Editor for Friday: Frances Lucas
Senior Editor for Tuesday: Malrl Dingwall
Literary Editor: Mollie Jordan.
Sport Editor: Oordon Root.      Feature Editor: Tom How
News Manager: St. John Madeley
Associate Editors: Mollie Jordan, Norman Hacking,
Day Washington.
Exchange Editor: J. Stanton
Assistant Editors: R, Harcourt, Margaret Little, A. Thompson, S. Keate, Guy Palmer, J. Stanton.
Cartoonist: W. Tavender  '       Columnist: R. Grantham
Pat Kerr, A. White, W. Cameron, Kay Crosby, Betty
Gourre, D. Perkins, Virginia , Cummings, Kay Greenwood, J. Miller, Agnes Davies, Kay Macrae, Mary Cook
Business Manager: Reg. Price
Advertising: N. Nemetz Circulation: M. Miller
Business Assistants:  S.  Lipson, E. Benson, B. Gillies,
H. Barclay, A. Wood.	
At the beginning of the year the Parliamentary Forum was organized in an effort to
revive student interest in public speaking and
debating. From its inception it was obvious
that the new method of encouraging students
to develop their forensic talent was an improvement on that previously followed by the Debating Union but there were many critics who
said that student interest in the art was lacking and that therefore nothing could be done
about it.
Several debates with outside teams have
taken place since the beginning of the session
and it has been a matter of common knowledge
that the standard of performance among U.B.C.
student speakers haa been improving. At the
time of the intercollegiate contests with
Saskatchewan and Manitoba a considerable
amount of praise of the coast teams was expressed. All this was an indication that the
Parliamentary Forum was accomplishing its
avowed purpose.
On Wednesday night Vic Dryer and Neil
Perry, representing U.B.C, defeated the visiting Willamette debaters thereby securing the
first laurels for oratorical contest of this standard which have come to Varsity in at least
two years. This is an indication that the Forum
has made another-step, and a big one, towards
attaining its goal.
In a single year the Forum has thus raised
the standard of student debating very materially. Prospects for the future are bright
Students' Council has passed a motion imposing a fine on a student for playing on athletic teams not affiliated with the University
while registered here. It is understood that the
student has expressed his intention of neither
paying the fine or discontinuing playing for
the outside team or teams.
It is stated in the Calendar that students
registered at the University are not permitted
to play for other than University teams and
the same fact was enunciated in Councils'
policy as presented at the first Alma Mater
meeting of this year. The point has been
further ratified by a motion duly recorded in
the minutes of Council meetings. However,
there is no constitutional reference to the
matter and therefore no infringement of bylaws has been made.
The feature of this case which is particularly interesting is that the erring student is
prevented from appearing on representative
University teams by the ever controversial
eligibility rules. There is thus a situation where
a man is prohibited from playing for Varsity
teams and fined for playing for outside clubs.
Council's policy this year has been to enforce all regulations somewhat more rigidly
than has been done during the past few sessions
and as long as the enforcement is absolutely
impartial such a policy is very much to the
credit of the executive. A rule which cannot be
or is not enforced is quite useless and it is
the function of the executive to eliminate use-
the funtion of the executive to eliminate useless regulations.
What is ef interest to the student body is
the test case nature of the affair. Can Council
enforce a rule not appearing in the constitution? Is the executive entitled to impose fines
for a breach of its regulations? These are questions which ought to be settled, entirely apart
from the justice of the rules as they stand,
which appears to be very questionable.
Friday, March 4,1932
Along with its usual qargo of more or less
strenuous sports, the season has brought
around the time-worn pastime of electioneering
to stimulate the jaded energies of the members
of the Alma Mater Society.
Reference to past files of the Ubyssey indicates that this has been a traditional subject
for comment in the editorial columns. Students
have been exhorted to use their franchise
thinkingly and faithfully. They have been
warned against "the personal touch" in con-
The Board of Governors has given no decision on the fate of the Faculty of Agriculture. We may yet hope that the
A Faux Pas   Senate's plan for making the
Faculty a department of Applied
Science will not materialize.
The more one considers the matter, the
weaker appears the case for this change. In
the first place, the sciences taught by Agriculture are in a different category from those
taught by Applied Science. The suggestion that
the former should be brought under the jurisdiction of the latter is strange in the educational world. Secondly, it is highly probable
that the B.S.A. degree would not be recognized
at its present value if this state of affairs came
to pass. Thirdly, the rumor'that a great saving
would be effected Is improbable. After curtailments in its work are made, Agriculture can
surely carry on as a faculty approximately as
economically as it could as.a department, when
it comes down to brass tacks. The essential
difference would be one of status, and a change
in that respect would be deplorable in every
The chairmen of the Student Publicity
Bureau undoubtedly thought they were taking
the best course when they approved the Senate's plan to make Agriculture a department.
They wanted to achieve a united front with
the authorities, and they had to act quickly.
The price of this hastily attained semblance of
unity ig likely to be heavy, however. Within
the University, a split has been made in student opinion. Outside, we find an alwaya regrettable tendency becoming evident—country and
city at odds about the University. The best
policy, and the policy to which it may not yet
be too late to return, is a policy that aims to
keep the whole institution functioning efficiently and without a decline in standard. This
is the policy approved by the 70,000 citizens
who signed the student petition. Curtailment
is necessary, but when it is proposed on slim
grounds to change a faculty into a department,
all hope of unity within and without the University vanishes.    *   *   *
News of the serious curtailments that the
library must make in its services comes as a
shock to the student body. We are informed
that next year we may not ex-
A Library pect the reading rooms to be
Emergency open in the evenings, that there
will be no money for new books,
and that subscriptions to many publications
must be stopped, thus removing sources of current information and making gaps in the files.
The library is the hub of the University, and
these misfortunes will have a detrimental effect
on academic work. Surely the governing bodies
will not make it necessary for important subscriptions to be cancelled, and surely some
arrangement for evening study, even if only
for a few, nights a week, will be made.
The valedictory gift of the senior classes
this year will be a sum of money, the interest
on which will be used to purchase books each
session. Could not this money be presented for
use next year, so that important new books
may be bought? The senior classes would do
the University a great service by meeting the
library's emergency in this way.
*      Hi      *
In connection with recent remarks on education in this column, a reader has sent me a
clipping from "Onward," a publication of the
United Church. It is an edi-
A Contribution torial entitled, "Going to Col-
, lege," and I extract the following statements: "The boy who is not the better
for his university training has largely himself
to blame .... The educated man and woman
will be (at least should be) amongst the most
intelligent and progressive classes of our citizens, and every good cause should look to him
with confidence for help .... A trained mind
is never a liability, but always an asset to men."
*   *   •
I am told that one girl who took part in the
petition campaign got about 1,200 signatures in
one of the department stores and elsewhere.
She is in senior matriculation, and hopes to
come to U.B.C. next fall. This seems to be a
record for one canvasser, .can anyone beat
March 1st, 1932
The Editor,
Dear Sir,
I am at a loss to understand the action of the Publicity Campaign Committee last Thursday.
All students attending this University sign a clause in which they
agree to observe the rules and regulations of the institution. Also during the session of 1927-28 the student
body, at an Alma Mater meetir.fr.
went on record as being opposed to
thc formation of the C.O.T.C. A resolution to this effect was forwarded
to the Senate yet the corps wad
formed. In other words, it is the
Senate and not the students who
conrol the existence of courses and
faculties, and we have no say in
the matter.
, Several weeks ago the Student
Campaign was started to bring before the public's attention the seriousness of the situation regarding
financial matters. A committee was
appointed to supervise this work and
have handled the situation very capably. The petition which was circulated pointed out that the government cut for this institution has exceeded the proportional cut of other
departments and we asked the voters
to support us in asking for a reconsideration of this distribution. During the campaign no mention was
made of faculties or departments,
everyone turned out and everyone
was fighting for the University and
niany people who favor a Faculty of
Agriculture* signed the petition on
these grounds.
Thus the action of the Committee
in endorsing the resolution of Senate which Included the abolition of
the Faculty of Agriculture seems
strange to me. In the first place the
actions of Senate are entirely outside the Jurisdiction of student committees, so such action wu pointless.
Secondly, it Is unfair to the Agricultural students who did their share
with the rest of us ln circulating
petitions. Lastly, it is a breach of
faith to those voters who signed the
petition which waa for the interests
of the University In general, not
"faculties" in particular.
In closing might I state I am not
Interested in the retention or abolition of Agriculture but I am'interested in seeing fair play maintained on the campus.
Yours, very perplexed,
March 1st,
sidering their vote, and the necessity for choosing a candidate for his qualities of leadership,
experience, ability, co-operation, and so on.
A summary of rules for hopeful voters was
given one "year, containing nine vital points to
be considered by them before casting the all-
important ballot. The ninth and last instruction was "Don't forget to vote." Apparently
even in those days the situation was similar to
that existing today.
The main thing is to be interested in the
issue, which seems to be a difficult state of
mind to which to bring the majority of students.
The Editor,
Dear Sir,
Permit me to use the medium
which your paper affords of expressing my disgust for the ill-worded
Utter that apeared in your issue of
March 1st.
In the heat of a debate on the
subject of eligibility, Mr. MacDiar-
mid was indiscreet enough to make
the use of the words "tramp athletes." He now takes the world in
general and the students of the
University in particular to task, and
in so many words absolutely refuses
to associate the sparkle of his
genius, the flame of his imagination,
or the magnitude of his personality,
with any future campaign that the
students may launch.
How great a loss this is to us all
I would not dare to state, but I will
say that, if Mr. McDiarmid is the
kind of man he wishes us to believe
he is, we do not want him.
He blunders on to show us how
much he merited thanks and praise
for his work during the past veeks,
and how Uttle he received, Personally I am the last one to grudge 1 im
all the public ballyhoo that he apparently wants, but I understood
that he, like the rest of us, was
working for the university as a
whole, and not for any personal
thanks   that   may   be   forthcoming.
In closing, may I suggest that each
student go individually and give the
dear lad a pat on the back, and
thank him very much for his work,
Personally I shall be less complimentary.
Yours very truly,
Ken Beckett Wini
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to act in consort" was the contention of Mr. Beckett. Christian spoke
of Canada's development from early
settlers to its present status as a
nation. "Both the public and the
student body have derived a great
deal of benefit from the recent campaign," formed the basis of Stenner's
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In the past decade of this century poetry was almost dead.
The voluble Austin Dobson, Watson, Newbolt, and the noisy
Henley and Kipling were chief among the verge-writers. Bridges
and Hardy, quietly following the classical tradition, were almost unnoticed. Poetry no longer bore a social relationship
to life. It was no longer the expression and interpretation of
the contemporary age.
In an attempt to restore vitality and reality to poetry, I. E.
Hulme, Ezra Pound and I. S. Flint founded the Imagist School
in 1913. Their principles and practice have had a great influence on the poetry of to-day, and though the school has itself
produced no masterpiece, its value in matters of style and technique cannot be overestimated.
Ezra Pound, writing to America in 1913, speaks of a new
school of poets in London,—"The Imagistes"—who are devotees
of precision and "all in opposition to the numerous and unassembled writers who busy themselves with dull and interminable effusions, and who seems to think that a man can write a
good long poem before he learns to write a good short one,
or even before he learns to produce a good single line'."
Amy Lowell, the chief apologist of
the Imagist School in America, In a
Preface to "Some Imagist Poets" outlines the plans of the school:
■ 1. The language of common speech
is to be used. The exact word must
be sought.
2. New rhythms must be developed
to suit new moods.
3. There must be freedom in the
choice of subject.
4. In presenting an image poetry
must render particulars exactly, and
must not deal In vague generalities.
5. Poetry must be hard end clear,
not blurred or Indefinite In outline.
I. The poet must concentrate his
Added to this Is the peculiar view
of the image by I. E. Hulme. Thought,
he considered, was prior to its expression in language, being the simultaneous presentation to the mind
of two different Images. To illustrate simply: moon- ness and golden-
ness occur to the mind as images; a
recognition of their analogy is
thought—the moon is golden. "The
poet is he who can awaken this analogy In the mind of the reader."
But he too insisted on the clear-cut
visual image. There must be no in-
definiteness, but "a perfect mosaic
of exactly  defined words."
Ezra Pound also wishes the Poet
to study the sound of words. He requires the poet "to fill his mind with
the finest cadences he can discover,
preferably in a foreign language, so
that the meaning of the words may
be less likely to divert his attention
from the movement—e.g. Saxon
charms, Hebridean folk-songs, the
verse of Dante, and the lyrics of
Shakcapeare-lf he can dissociate the
vocabulary from tho cadence." The
only difficulty here seems to be that
one has to be as erudite as Ezra
Pound in order to determine what
is a cadence in a foreign language.
The Imagists wish to produce verses which shall seem spontaneous
and natural in every respect. Like
Wordsworth they ban all artificiality
of rhythm or diction.
With reference to subject they
wish to represent every picture as
it looks to the eye, and every action
as it is first gathered up in memory.
All subjects are now available, as
they are to the modern realistic novelist.
In practice the Imagist School has
not alwaya lived up to its theories.
There appears to be much freedom
of rhythm, but there are echoes of
Latin and Greek prosody. The Imagists owe a great deal of their
rhythms and material to the classics,
and especially to Mackall's translations  from   the   Greek   Anthology.
Greek metric poetry when closely
translated is said to give the effect
of Imagism. Many writers have been
successful ln Oreek Imitation and
adaption, especially H. D. who incorporates a few lines of Oreek poetry into her own poems without
Incongruity, or, in fact, without the
reader being able to find the break.
H.D. (Hilda Dolittle-Mrs. Ading-
ton) Is perhaps the flower of the
School. She has a supersensitive
perception of the Image, and a poetic
Intuition that almost amounts to
genius. She shows a classic restraint
combined with a consummate artistry. Her themes are nearly all
classical. "At Ithaca" desk with the
thoughts of Penelope, sadly weaving,
as she awaits her husband's return.
The sea goes "over and back" Just u
the threads of her embroidery, do.
The beauty of the tapestry she has
wrought often makes her think she
has done enough for Ulysses, since
she has woven a picture of "his fire
and fame."
"I  thought  my work  was  done
I prayed that only one
Of those that I had spurned,
Might stoop and conquer this
Long  waiting with a kiss."
But her beautiful work makes her
think again of Ulysses:
"I see my lord who moves
Like Hector, lord of love,
1 see him matched with fair
Bright rivals and I see
Those lesser rivals flee."
The whole reconstruction and analysis shows a penetrating imagination. It is no longer the poet who
speaks. It is the weary, anxious
Penelope, surrounded by eager suitors half-afraid that the teles they
tell 'of Ulysses* death may be true—
a woman beset with doubts and fears,
not knowing what to do next. She
is only the Penelope of history. H. T%.
gives her a universal significance.
There is a regularity of form and
a subtle rhyme schom* in "Lethe"
—a poem with much thought and
feeling behind It. H. D. chooses her
rhythms entirely to tit her subject,
and does not feel bound down either
to recognise metrical forms or to
Richard Aldington's poetry is not
always so finished as that of H. D.
He is often rougher, brusquer, and
has not such an ear for exquisite
cadence; he is weak in end-lines,
which are somewhat inconclusive and
give a lingering effect; but there is
a passion of feeling in some of his
work. His Oreek adaptations are not
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After a smoky, talk-filled room,
Too bright—too loud—all points and Jars,
A quiet place of dim perfume,
A window open to the stars.
After the city, streaked with soot,
With hasty toil and tinsel thrills—
The steady earth-feel underfoot,
The cleanly stillness of the hills.
After long search in solitude,
Or talk where mirth nor wisdom lies—
Solace, a flower with wonder dewed,
A quiet voice, and shining eyes.
The potent beams sent from the virile sun
have power to stir the processes of life:
the bud expands into the beauteous flower
and, poppy-like, may only show its heart
while bathed in friendly rays and so the soul
steeping in moonlight knows its fullest hour.
The milder radiance of the mellow moon
unfolds the petals of the soul with flush
of elemental surging that transcends
frosty reason: vagrant thoughts are thawed, and flow
to wash uncharted shores so from a flower
blooming in sunshine fragrant breath ascends.
-R. G.
Mediocrity Is the curse of mankind, and cursed is he who is mediocre.
By mediocre, I do not mean average, for even if one is average, he can still
have a spark of genius which makes him not so average in other ways.
Average is merely the standard to which most of us approach ln some respects—or perhaps all of us, from, either above or below.
But a mediocre person is one who has no genius to redeem htm from the
deadly mean. He eats and sleeps and moves around every day In his same
dull way. You always know how he Is going to act ln certain situations,
how he will meet new ones. But a genius—the thing that sets him raging
one day, the next will soothe his soul. It is the genius who does the interesting things—Interesting often only because he makes them interesting. It
takes a genius to tee beauty in a muddy road—to see the tiny flowers and
ferns growing in the narrow strip of grass beside ii Anyone can see
beauty in a flaming sunset, but it takes a finer spirit to see it in the cool mist
that blows up from the sea. —M. X. B.
The Peac$ of Cowiehan
A land of blue sea and coppery sun—of red arbutus and sombre,
heaven-piercing fir. A land of barbaric colour, and sheer, aching beauty.
That ia Vancouver Island. And from Cowlchan, where the twilight wings
of legend droop listlessly, comes this tale .of the challenge and the bow.
It Is hidden at the summit of a tall rock buttress on the eastern slope
of Txouhalem. A hunter's bow, wedged in some almost Inaccessible cranny
with a stone-tipped arrow beside it; and as long as the bow remains hidden, no war shall come to Cowlchan.
Here Is the story as Padre told It to us, sprawled In the dusty bracken
while the sun moved westerly and the great, smooth cliff above listened
with its face In Shadow.
Day and night, there were always watchers on the lookout rock. They
crouched Immobile as the rock itself, with their eyes searching the straight,
narrow waterway to the north. Wood they had for signal-smokes, and el-
ways they were ready to run on swift feet with the warning. For out of
the north came the Haidaa ln their long canoes, and death and terror came
with them. iW were feared much and hated more. No tribe could withstand thorns they raided tar to the south and returned singing to their
Islands With s cargo of human heads end slaves.
~F. M. L.
0trati0* (Sarin, tt
(From a picture by Holman Hunt)
I had a lonely garden in my heart,
Full of the roses of pain.
Lost in a dim twilight, it dreamed
Out of the wind, and the glad,
healing rain.
Down from the gates of my garden,
a   sorrowful   way
Wound through a poppied stillness,
deathly  sweet;
It was so cruel a path that none
dared stray,
For  thorns  lurked  there   to  pierce
the climbing feet.
But into my strange garden, where
love was dead,
Came One, manger-born—
White-clad, like a white flame, with
a glory around His head—
The thorns were under His feet, and
the crown on His head was
The  blood-bright  flowers  of  my
garden  withered  away,
White lilies of peace sprang up
where He trod.
The sun came, and the wind, and
the  rainbow showers  of  May
And I hid by face, for I knew that
He was Ood.—Arthur Mayse.
The Navy of "he Grand
May—1888—St. Martin de Londres-an inn. In front of It, upon a platform, struts and swaggers a splendid figure: red coat, blue "pantaloons," gold
braid, brass buttons and blue "kepl"-a sergeant, if you please, of His Most
Puissant Majesty, Le Grand Monarque. Behind the platform a fire, end
over it drips and sizzles a spitted pig. Around about stands a motley group
of vagabonds and yokels together with a few smart soldiers arrayed like
the sergeant and standing at attention. In a few minutes roast pig and wine
are passed amongst them. The figure on the platform pounds and Shouts
and exhorts. The yokels begin to flush. Suddenly a youngster darts forward. He will Join. Life in the navy—to die for one's country—is anything
greater? He draws on a Jacket, some drawers, some "pantaloons." They are
drab-not like the other soldiers' bright uniforms. What doea it matter—he
signs his name—three years—"Vive le Marine!"—"Vive le Roil"
Toulon—it is December. The South of France, but today it is cold—e
chill drizzle falls. It has been raining for a week and but a few people are
ln the streets. Two friends have met and are talking. A clanking noise
approaches slowly up the sidewalk. No one pays any attention. It is
probably only some pest from the naval galley ln the harbour. It has been
there a month now. A thin voice interrupts them. "Voulez vous vendre un
bateau pour les petites, Messieurs?" It is the recruit of May. He wears a
thread-bare shirt and thin "pantaloons." His feet are bare, and around
his ankle is a great chain fastening him to a fellow sufferer. A laugh greets
his words and one of the men spits at him. The other utters an oath and
picks up a atone.  The galley slaves move on.
Midsummer—there is no wind, the sea is calm, the enemy haa been
sighted. A whistle blows monotonously—the overseer marches up end down
his gangway, emphasizing each blast of the whistle with a lash at seme poor
wretch's beck. It is hot—the sun Is scorching—a men falls forward—the
overseer lashes him back into consciousness. They near the enemy. The
slaves must utter no cry of pain—a piece of cork hangs by a string around
each neck—each grasps it ln his mouth—so far inside he cannot work his
Jaws. The command comes to row faster—Hugo cannot. He slackens, and
the lash cuts his back open. There Is a strange feeling ln his head. He tries
to pull his hands free—they are chained to the ring on the oar. He is becoming dizzy. The lash descends again—but this time he does not feel It
Again, it is the greatest moment of his little life—he is first of his little
circle to be upon the platform. "Vive le Marine!—Vive le Rot!" The deputy
kicks Wm once more. It is no use—his tongue hangs out, thick and black-
already the vermin leave him and swarm upon his fellows. His head fells
forward.  He is dead. The rest keep rowing. —W. M.
There were two men on the rock.
Tstl-ka-mat, a fighting man from
Someneoa—and Lls-tcHeem. Lis-tc-
heem frowned at the eagle that circled over the rush of the pass on
wide bar wings. Behind him was
the Warriors' Cliff, the only way by
which a Cowlchan could win his
place as a man. Lis-tcheem had
failed. Not that his fellows knew,
for he had returned with a story of
success. He alone remembered how
the cliff had repulsed him, sent him
shuddering away, how he had
mounted by an easy, roundabout
path and left his arrow-head on the
great heap at the summit.
Lis-tcheem did not belong to the
Cowichans. In the spring of the
year he had come to them, driven
by great trouble. He had offended
a mighty shaman of the west who,
first by ways of mystery, then openly, had sought to kill htm. For all
that Lis-tcheen waa the son of a
chief, he had barely escaped with
his life. This strange curse followed
him—that his eyes should be open
too widely to beauty, so that in time
of need the courage should go out
of him like a vapour, and that his
heart and arm should fail under
stress of battle. The Cowichans had
adopted him and taken him into
tleir councils. They looked on him
with a kind of superstitious awe, for
the beasts of the bush loved him.
Cougar and bear and shy deer, they
came to him freely ,and although he
carried a strong bow, he worked
them no harm. It was whispered
that he talked with them, settled
their disputes, and gave them sage
advice. But always Lls-tcheem's
heart was unhappy with the knowledge of the curse.
He frowned at the eagle and settled closer to the rock, meditating.
There had been a whisper down the
coast—an uneasy bream that came
like a vagrant wind through the cedars—a rumour of a strong Haida
fleet cruising out of the barbaric
north. The Cowichans were a bold
people. This time they would be
prepared with canoes and sharp arrows to meet the raider. It would
be a massacre or a victory, for they
had chosen the brave man's road to
So the watchers lay close on the
lookout rock, keen-eyed as the eagle
while miles away the great war-
canoes of the Cowlchan fleet waited
with their carved figure-heads snarling out over the empty blue.
T s 1 !-k a-m a t rose, stretching
cramped muscles. There was Wdly
a sound in the stillness. Only a
steady flow of wind, and the sea-
voices of the ebbing tide. A school
of blackfish passed ln solemn procession, sighing windlly, with tall
fins cutting the surface. Presently
they disappeared, and only the
guardian eagle remained, poised and
ever waiting.
A phantom sun-gleam, or the flash
of a wet paddle blade? Lis-tcheem
stiffened in every muscle ot his
lithe body. It came again, miles off,
an elusive spark that repeated Itself at regular intervals. Perhaps it
was Just the gleam of a smooth
driftlog in the sun—but almost out
of sight aloft, the eagle screamed in
triumph, and Tsil-ka-mat drew the
boy down, shading his eyes and gazing intently. His grim mouth tightened. The scars on his face began
to burn.
"They cornel" he said. "And they
must net know that we know. Oo
you swiftly to warn the people. I
Up then and away, by rock bluff
and timber and lonely beach, running like a West wind, running
against time like a hunted buck, like
a bush-fire in August. Over the
ridge went the swift feet of him,
down to the sea again and along the
wooded flank of Tzouhalem. There
was a wild song In his blood as he
raced. Here would he win back his
lost manhood, break the curse or
die. All but spent, he plunged Into
the bottom-lands. The alarm spread,
was passed on and on. The war-
canoes were borne down to the bay.
Fighters poured in from the surrounding country, from Susquehal-
em and Someneos and The River,
armed all of them, and eager.
"They will not attack to-night,"
they said, "for the men from the
north fear the dark. But to-morrow
they will come, and we will meet
A toothless old man laughed Jarringly. "What then, oh people of
great wisdom? Will they not kill
us, and carry away our young men
as slaves in the long canoes? Let
us hide now, before it is too late."
They moved restlessly at his word,
for a tradition of fear Is not killed
with ease. But they were brave and
resolute, and kept their purpose.
The fleet went out in the early
dawn, very silently. All through the
night there had come no sign from
the lonely watcher on the rock; but
while the light was wen and grey a
flame shone for a space and went
out, and they knew that the flaldas
were at hand. The paddles dug deeper. Foam began to curl back from
the questing prows and phosphorescence danced ghostly-bright In the
smoking wake.
Of all the men of Cowlchan, Lis-
tcheem alone was missing. He lurked
sick and trembling In the woods.
The curse had come upon him in
the dark; the courage had gone out
of him like a vapour, and now, ln
his time of need, heart and arm had
failed him. So he ley in hiding while
the light deepened, and the Cowichans fell upon the wolves of the
north. They slew them and destroyed
their boats. They met them with
clouds of arrows, and pierced them
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(On Listening to a Tschaikowsky Symphony)
The soft sibilant whispers of sweet strings
Rise from a pearly mist of shimmering tone
And change into tiie pulsing tragic moan
Of wind in forest caverns.  Then it rings
Into a hymn of joy, and fiercely sings
Of fearless majesty in massive chords
Which thunder cannonades, flash flaming swords,
Gladden the sad, and hearten cringeing things.
My heart dulled by the pain of sightless time
Is lifted by the potency of sound
To heav'n, where aching sadnesses are drowned
In moving depths of music vast, sublime;
And my whole world is filled with awful light
Charging my puny weakened soul with might.
—Guido. Page Four
Friday, March 4, 1932
The Literary Supplement
Literary Editor—Mollie Jordan
Issued whenever the Muse visits the University
of British Columbia
In Explanation
The Literary Supplement has been unusually late in appearing this year. In many ways this has been a remarkable
year, and campaigns and resignations have affected the staff.
The reduced size of the Supplement is not due to any lack of
worthy material—far from it. In technical excellence and imaginative power, the material submitted this year is up to previous standards.
We have tried to follow the tradition of previous Supplements—to provide entertaining material for the "average" student, as well as catering to the literati of the University. It
is hard to steer a middle course between too much erudition and
popular entertainment. How far we have succeeded In making
the Literary Supplement a representative collection of creative
work is not for us to say. ' 	
""""At any rate that has been our aim. And if we have pro-
vided some artistic pleasure and, food for thought for those
people who do peruse a Literary Supplement, the time and
trouble of getting it out will be well repaid*
A Suggestion
The encouragement of creative literary effort has been
somewhat neglected at the University. True, there is a Literary
Supplement each term, and the Letters Club holds an original
contributions night once a year. But that is secondary with the
Letters Club. Its real purpose is the discussion of the life and
work of authors of note? The recently formed Literary Forum
follows practically the same lines. No one will attempt to disparage these clubs or their activities. They fulfil an important
and necessary function. But there should be some other medium for the expression of artistic talent.
There has been some discussion recently about the forming
of a club for the encouragement of the poetic and dramatic
urge—a club where those who write, and those who aspire to
write, could find a common ground in the discussion of their
work. Such a club would be stimulating in the varied artistic
forma it would produce, and it might prove of lasting value.
For who knows what unsuspected genius might be discovered?
This is only a suggestion, but one that many people have
thought worth considering.
QUj? dabB $lwp
The gods are sleeping—pale fields stretch in silence
Down to dim pines that press their mystic boughs
Branch upon branch, and shade on formless shade.
Far off lies a sea, intangible,
A strangeness, grey, motionless and still,
Lost In its own grey shores.
Mists hang in clouds before the mountain height,
Veiling huge shapes, half felt, and all unseen,
Divinely changeless, and forever mute—
The Gods have slept here long.
Slowly the dark mists redden, slowly roll
Adown the whlted slopes; the pines murmur their matins,
The sea voices its Incomprehensible longings;
And the Oods, unveiled, recline on their mountain throne,
Sleeping Still.
—M. M.
The Peace of Cowichan
(Continued from Page Three)
with long lances. They killed by
land and sea, and the remnant went
flying in terror through the narrows, back to the north with no
slaves and no singing, defeated for
all time, glad to escape the deathtrap alive.
But Lis-tcheem did not know. He
wandered high on the ridge, crazed
with grief and shame. His friends
would never forgive him now. He
would be an outcast with the curse
still upon him, the strange curse of
eyes that were open too widely to
beauty, the curse that made him love
sky and sea and sunset, life, and
the warm wind in his hair, so that
even the thought of death filled him
with unreasoning fear.
A bow-string twanged down the
slope. The heavy shaft skewered
his arm and whipped deep, deep
into his side. And at the sudden,
agonizing blow, the curse fell from
him; he saw that death was his
friend, his one escape. His groping
hand brushed the feathers of a long
hunting arrow. He snapped the wood
that pinned him, and turned. Below
him was a man of the Haidas, a savage, alien man who leaped aside
just a fraction of a second too late,
and went down in the salaal with
never a cry.
Lis-tcheem   looked   up   with   the
strung bow in his grasp, through
a golden haze that was like a glory.
He saw a face, passionless and calm,
brighter than brightest abalone of
the west, softer than a sunset sky.
There was a scent in his nostrils
that was sweet as cedar, and the
voice of the Saghalle Tyee came to
him, heard dimly as a wind on grey
night waters:
"Take your bow to the high places
for a challenge and a sign. Hide It
where only the eagle may find it.
You will die, and your name will
he forgotten, but as long as the bow
remains, there shall be peace among
these friends of yours."
Lis-tcheem moved on with the
glory around him. The beasts of the
bush followed walling in his path,
for they knew tEat Death went with
him; and far below, the victorious
Cowichans were silent In fearful
awe at the sound of that wailing.
Ht climbed where man had never
climbed before, and where no man
shall climb after him. He left his
stiong hunters' bow, and one keen
arrow, and he left his own young
life at the summit.
The eagle swooped low above him
as it passed to the windy blue, and
the sun touched his brown, dead
shoulders lovingly.
—Arthur Mayse
Let no one wonder
about my soul—
if broken and stained
or pure and whole:
I want to be buried
on a high hill,
with somewhere near me
a woodland rill
to chant an eternal
funeral song
all day and all night
singing age-long.
I want to be burled
In the brown earth—
of box and embalming
no dollar's worth
but simply the clothing
that I die in
and the good soil to welcome
Its lifeless kin.
Give me a lofty grave
where breezes blow
laden with perfume
or shrouding snow—
and as for the service,
let someone play
divine violin tunes,
tragic and gay.
Sunshine and moonlight
will bless the place.
Tree-choirs worshipping
in stately grace
are all that I ask
in the way of prayer:
let no priest prattle
his litanies there.
Up on a hill-top
where chiefs have their
up on a hill-top
put me to rest.
Lay on my body
haphazard blooms.
Mark the spot simply,
that none may molest.
Let no one wonder
about my soul:
I want to be worthy
of my burial knoll.—R. O.
Hflrfa 3M
The  currency of words is little
In the ever-changing market of the
How can we word the feelings which
now bind,
Now loose our starry souls from this
dull earth?
How with a sonnet could our
wondrous Will
Unlock a heart he scarcely understood?
How small a poet write, in transient
Those glories whose expression passes
How In poor letters can one prison
Of glorious yesterdays, tomorrow
The  greatest  moments  of  our life,
they pass
Without true words to keep their
memory bright;
And lo, the gray will soon replace
the red
And  friendships  fade  unsung,  like
last year's grass.
The gods are the builders of
Mansions wherein we may live but
not die,
Clearer than bubbles, yea—and more
Yet dearer to man than many more
permanent things;
For tiie loveless of earth know the
meaning of love,
While the lonely walk with the
And poverty feasts on a laden
As one by one fly the dreaming
Till morning sings over the earth,
And the last star lingers no more.
-J. L.-S.
(On  listening  to   Debussy's  Reflet
dans l'Eau)
Gentle waters, do not die.
Live, oh live!
Your  secret  panoplies   of   wonderment-
Such swaying diadems of green!
And cool blues.
And profound hues!
Oh witched enchanter—
What is it that alarms
In your resting arms?—V. v.S.
1sabel   ecclestone  mackay
poetry prize
This prize is offered by the estate
of the late Isabel Eccelstone Mackay
for the best original poem submitted
by an undergraduate each year. Entries should be handed in to Dr.
Sedgewick before the last day of
exams. More than one poem may be
submitted by an applicant.
Some Aspects of Imagism
(Continued from Page Three)
so successful as those of H. D., but
to "everyday subjects" he gives an
original and striking utterance. The
autumn leaves drifting down on to
forgotten tombs is a commonplace.
Richard Aldington Has made an unforgettable picture of it in "St.
Mary's, Kensington";
"The orange plane-leaves
Rest gently on the tacked grey slabs
In the city churchyard.
O pitiful dead
There is not one of those who pass
To remember you.
But the trees do not forget;
Their severed tresses
Are laid sadly above you."
An interesting work Is a love-sequence. There are six images like
short Oreek epigrams, each expressing a feeling in the growth of the
poet's passion.   It begins:
"Like • gondola of green scented
Drifted along the dark canals of
You, 0 exquisite one,
Have entered into my desolate city."
His sensitive and clean-cut lines
reveal the strength of the Imagist
School. He always uses a simple,
natural style, even when moved by
deep feeling. In "Vicarious Atonement," he defined the duty of the
"If our wasted blood
Makes bright the page
Of poets yet to be;
If this our tortured life
Save from  destruction's  nails
Oold words of a Oreek long dead;
Then can we endure,
Then hope, ,
Then watch the sunrise /
Without utter bitterness."
Ezra Pound has written a great
deal—far too much. As he himself
suggested, to have made one perfect
image is better than to have written
volumes of verse. It is hard to select tendencies and representative
expressions from his bulky collection. His Importance is much greater than is generally realised, but he
ranges so tar and wide in search ot
material, end Is so learned, that the
reader Is lost in a maze of quotation
and allusion. Like T. S. Eliot, he
uses a phrase aa It was used by a
great poet of the past, and expects
to awaken in the reader the same
train of thought as that awakened
by the phrase in its original context.
There is no limit to Pound's borrowing. He has ransacked ancient
and modern European poetry, the
lyrics of the East, tiie treasure stores
of every nation. Re has expressed
vigorous and bitter satire in verse.
He has built a poem from a thought
conveyed by a sonnet of Dante. He
translates and adapts from Anglo-
Saxon, Italian, German, Provencal,
Chinese, Greek and Latin with equal
With great variety of subject he
haa used a great variety of metrical
form. Yet there Is a native vigour
which occurs In all his work. He
may be crude or bombastic, piling
up strange words only for effect In
the Elizabethan manner, but he is
always alive. Oreek calm and classic nostalgia are represented, but
they are only a small part of his
work. In the Imagist tradition he
is often very successful. In "After
Ch'u Yuan" he lays:
1 will get me to the wood
Where the gods walk garlanded
By the silver blue flood
Moye others with ivory cars.
There come forth many maidens
To gather grapes for the leopards,
my friend,
For there are leopards drawing the
I will walk in the glade,
I will come out from the new
And accost the procession of
1. E. Hulme, who contributed so
much to the philosophical side of
the movement, wrote few poems.
These do however, show his theories
in practice, They are quite representative of the Imagist School, but
have more real thought, more poetic
truth in them than perhaps Is found
ln the more facile writers:
'The Embankment"
(The fantasia ot a fallen gentleman
on a cold, bitter night).
"Once In finesse of fiddles found I
In the flash of gold heels on the
hard pavement.
Now see I
That warmth's the very stuff of
Oh, Ood, make small
Tho old star-eaten blanket of the
That I may fold tt round me and In
comfort lie."
The great achievement of the Imagist School lies In its Insistence on
the natural phrase. This Is especially noticeable In the work of Amy
Lowell, who fully realised that the
cadence of modern American speech
is different from that of modern
English speech. She saw that verse
must preserve, in however elevated
a form, the same fashion of discourse, ln order to be truly Interpretative of contemporary life.
The classic restraint of the Imagist has also had a salutary Influence on form. The poetic babblings
of a previous generation are not tolerated to-day. Every word must
have a meaning and must be used
because it is the only possible word,
not because it Is "poetic" or happens
to rhyme. At its best this restraint
has led among the Imagtsts themselves to a great artistry of technique. There are poems as clear-cut
and perfectly finished as a cameo.
At its worst, the piling up of images
leaves the reader with no sense but
that of chaos, since all connecting-*
links seem to have gone.
The limitation of the Imagist
School is a lack of feeling. Imagism
is a poetry of the intellect. Clear
thinking, wit even, Is demanded.
Consequently great poetry, which
intuitively bridges the gap between
the intellect and the emotions, and
reconciles them in a perfect harmony, is not produced.
The movement in general is therefore one-sided. It has restored an
intellectual keenness to modern poetry, but it cannot stand as representative of the modern age. It has
also been doubted whether poetry
built up entirely of images is sufficiently memorable. As Carl ve"
Doren says, "We lean very little
upon definite images In our imagination of the past." He illustrated
this by asking the reader to examine
himself after reading a historical
novel in order to see how little he
remembers by visualisation. He goes
on to say: "It is also likely to make
us ask whether the Imagists, exquisite lyrics and vivid episodes as
they have produced, can ever by
Images alone build up any great or
sustained Illusion of events really
transacted ln something like a real
world."-D. C. J.
TttBptt HtllB
Softly swelling,
Quietly telling,
Mellowing on the summer air,
Sounds the voice of distant belling—
"Ood is there,
Ood is there." -Y. J.
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Four years we watched an old
Suck the handles of his glasses,
Trying to draw from them some
With which to moisten ell his
Ground to dust
By years of unimaginative sawing.
A few specks settled on us.
We gave them back
For him to chew again
Into a drier, finer pollen:
And then, of course,
We came out-educated.—Y. J.
Tonight the moon hangs in a clear,
blue sky
And casts a silver spell on the cold
The stars, far off in vaults of
countless miles,
Glitter like jewels, with fiery
Tonight the mountains rise like
mystic dreams,
Breathing romance and faery
And lie, beneath the magic, silver
In  silent,  breathless beauty,
Tonight the pensive sea lies calm
and still
Reflecting, on its breast, the moon
and stars;
Brooding it soughs and sighs,
Joining its song
With the soft walling of the cold
night breeze.
Tonight moon-magic fills the crystal
With vague stirrings of a vast
In which the moon itself, myriads of
The sea, and the night wind, are
Bfttr little Brtattta
Dear little dream,
So sweet and gay,
You always take my breath away:
But then I let you grow too big,
And bursting like a soapen bubble
You filled my eyes with tears of
trouble.-Y. J.
Qtyt IHorottatawa
We climbed at dawn, past stream and cedar tree
Into the hostile wilderness of white,
The high peaks frowned above us, grim and bright
Like altars raised to God in Paganry.
Lone altars, bitter-pure above the snow,
Untouched by sacrilege of human feet-
Here, while the hour of triumph still was sweet,
Death came to meet us, when the moon was low.
I felt His touch upon the frozen rope,
And all my heart was strangely filled with dread
As He climbed with us in the empty night.
Out from your holes you swayed.   The ice-sheathed slope
Revealed you for an instant on ahead,
Before the mountain hurled you from my sight.     —Arthur Mayse. Friday, March 4,1932
Musical Efforts
Not Confined
To Stage
Few people are aware of the effort which was expended in solving
the many back-stage problems in
connection with the recent Musical
Society production, said Bob Brooks,
president of the Society; ln an Interview to the Ubyssey.
Scenery presented one of the more
formidable obstacles to be overcome
In the production of "Pinafore." It
is generally recognised that the deck
of a ship is a difficult thing to construct on a stage but through the
efforts of Gordon Wilson and Ar-
nait Conklln the effect was well
Costumes, too, called for a great
deal of forethought and experimentation. With the exception of a few of
the principals' costumes, all the
dresses and sailor suits were made
by members of the Society. Alice
Rowe and her assistants, Kay Mac-
Donald, Grace Clark and Nora Cunningham were responsible for this
part of the work and made Auditorium 207, where the measuring and
fitting took place, a hive of Industry
for several weeks before the production.
House management and supervision
of box office ticket sales fell to the
lot of Cuthbert Webber and Treasurer Terry Crawley while Ron Russell attended to the many details
coming under the direction ot the
Advertising Manager. The latter entailed Interviews with press representatives, photographers, engravers,
end sign painters. Constant vigilance
wis necessary In order that the copy
and readers should appear In the
right order and that all the advertising Should have a cumulative
Under the guidance of Mr. Edgar
Smith the "business" of the otters
wu kept strictly to the D'Oyly Carte
tradition which according to qualified critics is essential to the effectiveness of the Gilbert and Sullivan
operas. Mr. Haydn Williams again
demonstrated bis worth as Musical
Director. Early ln the year It was
found that tiie orchestration for
"Pinafore" would not be available
until about three weeks before the
pxoduction. Consequently Mr. Williams set about orchestrating the entire opera himself, a work which
comprised between three and four
thousand lines of manuscript.
Our first two women debaters. Miss
Dorothy Walsh and Miss Salee
Murphy were defeated by William-
ette College at Salem, Oregon. They
defended the negative view of the
resolution "The western nation and
Japan are justified in refusing to
relinquish their territorial rights in
China." The verdict was two to one
fa- the affirmitive.
Miss Murphy dealt with the national and inherent rights of China
to self-determination, and the attitude of the Washington Conference
on this question, Historical references were used to prove China's
ability to govern herself when her
territorial intergrlty was Insured.
Miss Walsh dealt with the balance
of powers in the East, and the injustice of acquiring foreign claims
by force, threat, or violation of neutrality. Wllllamette excelled In the
delivery of their speeches.
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One of the latest subjects of controversy is the question of whether
o-eds should give Varsity yells or
not. The W.U.S. has decided that
the women will not give separate
yells. As a compromise it is suggested that they should stand during the cheering. It is a question of
voice, not dignity. Is a woman's
voice  affective?      It   is  not.      It   is
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The Spring Play, "Mr. Tim Passes
By," will be given at two out-of-
town points, New Westminster and
Nanaimo, before its first presenta-
ton in the city. The costumes this
year are of a pronounced sport type.
The CoUege Bred
The time of year has come around again for
you, as voters, to elect a new President for the
Alma Mater Society, and I, having accepted
nomination for that position, take this as an
opportunity to present for your consideration,
the platform upon which I will run.
It is realized by everyone that the majority
of planks in most election platforms are shams,
and unsound. I assure you my platform contains no such planks. During the past year on
Council, I have learned that every question has
not two sides, But nine, and must be carefully
considered from each angle before definite
action is taken. During the year on Council I
have watched things closely and noted this or
that deficiency with the idea of having it corrected should I be in a position to do so, and
if elected to the position of President will be
able to put at least some of my ideas into effect.
If elected to office, it is my intention to fully
investigate, and if possible, put into operation
a system of group, insurance on the campus, to
cover every student for sickness and accident.
This type of insurance is in effect in many
universities in Canada and is working admirably. This system would automatically insure
every athlete in every sport, as well as covering all kinds of accidents and operations.
During the past year no work of any kind
has been done on the Stadium site—and indeed
with conditions as they were, it is not to be
wondered at. However, certain work is necessary on the field and track to make it fit for
use in the fall. Alma Mater Society funds are
low, but bond issues are not out of the question,
and if elected this spring, I will make a determined effort to get the field in first-class
shape, if it is at all possible. My knowledge of
the finances of the Society and of the work
that has been done and still requires'doing puts
me in a favorable position for the expedient
carrying out of the work.
It is necessary to formulate on the campus a
definite policy in regard to eligibility. By-law
No. 16 does not work, and the rules as enforced
this year have been far from satisfactory. If
elected to office, I will introduce in tiie first
two weeks of the fall term for the consideration
of the Alma Mater Society, at least three, and
possibly, four sets of eligibility rules, in an
endeavor to get a fair and workable policy.
Three years of active participation in executive work on the campus, and one year of
work on Students' Council, with the idea of
putting myself in the best possible position to
carry on the work as President, should the
Alma Mater Society see fit, makes me confident that I am in as favorable a position as
anyone on the campus to afford the students
sane, fair and capable Student Government.
Ihe chief fact that next year's Sff dents'
Council will have to face is that the University
is passing through troubled times. And consequently it seems to me that the major duty
of the incoming Students' Council is to do all
it can to minimize the effects of the unfortunate situation and to work toward a better state
of affairs in the future.
Keeping these ends in view, I should try,
if elected, to continue the work of the Students'
Publicity Campaign, which has already done
so much good in bringing the University to the
attention of the Province, I should try, as this
Committee has tried, to disseminate through
the Students' Council proper information about
the University and about its value to the
Province. This might be done by keeping in
constant touch with business and social organizations in the city and by supplying news about
the University's work to the newspapers in
smaller provincial centres. In short, I propose
to conduct as far as possible a dignified advertising campaign on behalf of the University.
In the second place, keeping the same end in
view, I should make it an object to establish
closer working relations with the Alumni
Association than have existed in the past It
seems to me necessary that the interest of the
Alumni in the University should be increased,
and I believe that the Students' Council can do
much to bring this about.
As for the work of the Students' Council
within the University itself, it is plainly necessary that the Council shall be even more careful than Councils of preceding years in the
management of the student funds. For almost
certainly there will be a need for even greater
economy than in the past if the activities controlled by the Students' Council are to yield
the maximum of return. If elected, I should
do my best to maintain as close a relation as
possible between the Council and the Alma
Mater Society at large, in order that the wishes
of the latter may be more completely mirrored
In the actions of the former. It is my belief that
one of the duties of the Council is to encourage
student interest in sports and in all other
worthy activities that come under its control.
I suppose, for instance, to make ah investigation into the possibility of providing season
tickets, which will admit students to all the
major games at reduced rates. Such a scheme
has been in effect in other universities, both in
Canada and in the United States. I also propose
to do all in my power to foster inter-collegiate
In conclusion, I give my word that I will
faithfully support any council that is elected
as far as it is in my power to do so.
Yours faithfully,
Page Five
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A. I. E. E.
A Joint meeting of the Vancouver
Section and the University of B. C.
Branch of tiie A.I.E.E. wil lbe held on
Monday, 7th March, 1932, ln the Auditorium of the Medical and Dental
building, at 8 p.m,
The following program has been arranged by the Student Branch Executive: "Carrier Current Telephony," by
H. M. Van Allen, final year student;
"The Thyratron Tube," by J. W. Mc-
Rae, fourth year; "Dust Precipitation
by Electricity," by J. D. Mitchell,
fourth year.
"Student's Night" Is an annual event
judging from the programs presented
on previous occasions, and the program outlined above, this meeting will
be worth while attending. Students
and visitors are welcome.
E. I. C.
Professor Finlay will address the
student section of The Engineering
Institute on Mechanical Stress Analysis at the regular meeting of the Society next Tuesday night, in Applied
Science 100. During the lecture a
demonstration of the Deformeter will
be given.
French students proceeding to the
third or fourth year, who desire to
apply for membership In La Canadienne are requested to send in their
applications, written in French, to the
secretary, Maurice Kllnkhamer, Men's
letter rack, Arts building. Applications
should be sent In immediately.
The Historical Society will hold its
regular meeting Monday evening at
the, home of Mrs. W. N. Sage. Miss
Katie Thlerson will read a paper on
"The Third Mediterranean Era."
Prospective members are urged to
hand in their application before Monday, March 7, to Mary Wallace or
Willard Ireland. Qualifications are an
interest in History and willingness to
give a paper In the senior year.
The last regular meeting of the
Biological Discussion Club for this
term will be held at the home of
Prof, and Mrs. G. J. Spencer, 4620
West Ninth Avenue. The speaker of
the evening will be Mr. Desmond
Beall, whose subject will be, "Vitamin
Speaker—Professor H. N. Thomson.
Subject-"Tre Life and Work of the
Metallurgical Engineer.
Date—Tuesday, March 8.
Time—12:25 noon.
'Place—102 Ap. Sc.
8. C. M.
On Sunday afternoon, at 8 pan.,
there will be a discussion group at
the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. H.
Hutchinson, 4MB West ath Avenue.
The leader will be Mr. Hugh McMillan,
Associate-secretary of the S.C.M. of
Mr. McMillan will also meet the
following groups: Lecture, Tuesday
noon, Aggie 100, and Week-end Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13.
Mr. McMillan is particularly anxious
to meet those students who are planning on entering Mission work. As the
representative of the Student Volunteer Movement in Canada, he possesses
a large fund of information that will
be valuable to such students during
their training period. His office also
provides a means of introducing students to the appointing boards of the
various churches throughout Canada
and America.
The executive would remind those
interested of the approaching elections; and also Spring Camp to be
held immediately following examinations. Anyone planning to attend
camp should hand his name to a member of the executive.
A number of memberships are
vacant in the Historical Society, and
are open to second year students who
will be. proceeding to the third year
next Fall Applications Should be ln
by Saturday noon, end should be
addressed to Isabel Bescoby, Mary
Wallace or Willard Ireland.
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Although Lindbergh is an aviator
he didn't go up in the air when his
baby was kidnapped.
• •   *
Which reminds me of "Your Baby
and Mine." The columnist which
wanders around the Muck Page under
that heading, telling us how to get
bids for the Co-ed, never got one himself. His baby must have been stolen,
* *   *
Now that I have received official
recognition from "Pipe and Pen" and
have had my column duly classed as
a "phenomenon," I feel obliged to return the compliment.
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has won a debate! Now the Women's
grass hockey team has to win a game
and then I'll knew I'm dreaming.
selected must not exceed one percent
of the student body., In all universities exchange is possible in every
faculty excepting Medicine and Dentistry.
Method of Selection
Speaking of the method of selection
of candidates, a memorandum outlining the system says in part: "It is the
duty of the applicant and the local
Selection Committee to determine
whether or not courses at the university to be visited will be such as will
permit the student to return to his
own university and receive a year's
credit for work taken. In this connection, khen deciding upon courses
to be taken, the applicant will particularly have regard to what is acceptable to his 'home' university, as
no difficulty is occasioned as a rule
with the university to be visited."
The Exchange scheme has been endorsed by faculty authorities in Canada, and students who have taken advantage of it have voiced their appreciation of the opportunity it
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in connection with officers of the
Students' Council was decided to'
mean "members of the graduating
years." Under this ruling fourth-
year Sciencemen and fourth year
B A.-B. Com. students cannot hold
the offices of President of theA.M.S.
and President of the M.U.S.
Plans for a British debate next
fall are under way. Supplementary
budgets for the Williamette Debate
and for repairing tennis courts netting were approved.
A committee was appointed to investigate the 'rushing" rules which
have been in vogue the last two
years. Bill Whimster will bring
down his committee's report on thc
new constitution of the A.M.S. next
"All Student Council does," says one
councillor, "is horse around with one
'whimmie' and a couple of 'nays'."
ing the present session, for members
of the Library Staff will, among
them, undertake this extra work.
Mr. Ridington stated that in other
pud very serious ways the consequences of the anticipated reduction
in the Provincial grant would be
most disastrous to the Library.
The book collection (which numbers 82,000 volumes (has been added
to at an average rate of from 4,000
to 5,000 volumes every year. The
Library subscribes to a large number of scholarly periodicals and, in
addition, to serials, continuations,
year-books and other books of reference. The cost of these amounts
to almost S5.500 every Year. The total
amount of money which the Board of
Governors expect to be able to give
the Library will not be sufficient to
cover forty per cent of this fixed
expenditure. Periodical sets of the
utmost value In different fields of
knowledge will, therefore, have their
files broken and Incomplete. Even
should funds be forthcoming in future years for the purpose, It will
be very difficult—perhaps impossible
—to make the Library's file of scholarly periodicals complete, for, in
many instances, the number of copies printed is no more than will
supply the current subscribers. In
addition, there will not be a dollar
for the purchase of new books.
While every effort will be made
by the Staff to give the best possible
service, the curtailment appears to
be unavoidable, while the complete
wiping out ot the Book Fund will
very seriously, and probably permanent, affect the usefulness of the
book collections, not only to students
hi their ordinary work, but also as
a tool for research in the various
fields of knowledge.
It will thus be seen that the Li-
Earlier in the year the Muck Editor
thought of running a "Pipe and Pen"
column on page three but he was unable to obtain a picture of a sewer-
"pipe" and a plg-"pen" so he gave
up the Idea.
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met with the usual cheers and
Students and others drifted in
plentifully after supper and standing
room was at a premium. Among
these were some officers in complete
regalia and more than one student
ground his teeth at the words "Don't
you just love a uniform?" But the
general air of the dance was informality and it was a happy crowd
that swayed in and out of the coloured spotlights. The ten-#>iece band
were encored time and again and
many were of the opinion that it
wa? the smoothest music ever offered at a Varsity dance .
The co-eds stuck with firm resolution to the request that no public
parties be held before the dance.
Several private parties were held
both before and after the dance and
the men were unanimous in the
opinion that they had been pretty
well taken care of. • One of the outstanding dinners of the evening was
held within the concrete battlements
of Essondale.   P. S. They got out.
Patrons for the dance were Dr. and
Mrs. Buchanan, Dean and Mrs.
Brock, Dean and Mrs. Clement, President and Mrs Klinck, Chancellor
and Mrs. McKechnie and Dean
brary will suffer very severely under the expected new conditions.
Bad as these are expected to be,
they will be made even worse unless students co-operate with the
Library staff to make the conditions
as tolerable as possible. Mr. Riding-
ten stated that the relations between
the Library Department and those
It serves has, for the past few years,
been satisfactory and cordial. He
hoped that these relations would
continue, in spite of reduced hours
and less effective service. For
neither of these will the Library be
to blame, and an understanding of
the situation, with increased cooperation on the part ot the students
v/ill perhaps do much to mitigate the
hard times through which the Library, in common with all other
Departments of the University,
seems destined to pass.
The Anglicans will hold their annual
Field Day this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The staff, students and officials will
dine together In HaU at 6 p.m.
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On Wednesday noon the friends end
members of the Varsity Christian
Union heard s talk by Mr. C. H. Judd,
local secretary of tiie Chins Inland
Mission and former missionary to
Mr. Judd, who Is well acquainted
with conditions ln Chine, briefly end
vividly outlined the difficulties end
hardships as seen by the missionaries.
The speaker pointed out that the past
year has shown the most barren and
bleakest outlook for the missionary
in China, where famine, plague, earthquakes, and civil wars have prevailed
with an appalling loss of life. In spite
of such conditions records Show that
in the past year there has been a
greater amount of money donated,
there have been many more workers
sent out, and there have been a greater
number of converts than ever before,
he said.
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Friday, March 4,1032
Blue and Golld Rugby Squad Tackles Victoria Rep-
Varsity McKechnie Cup Team
Completes Final Preparations
For Crucial Battle Saturday
Coach "Buck" Yeo Finally Whips Crew Into
Shape with Gruelling Workouts and Looks
For Victory Tomorrow.—Ken Mercer
Reinstated. Bobby Gaul Unable
To Play
On Saturday, March the fifth, Varsity will meet the Victoria Rep squad at Brockton Point in the crucial game of the
series, the kickoff being set for 2:30 sharp. A misunderstanding
was cleared up last Tuesday when it was definitely announced
that the University ruggers would engage the Island team and
not the Vancouver Reps as formerly announced. The Blue and
Gold aggregation emerged on the long end of a 12-11 count on
the occasion of their last meeting with Victoria and as these
two teams are now in a three-cornered tie for the leadership,
tomorrow's game should he well worth seeing with so much
depending on the outcome.
Interest  in  the  match  has  ^ip-fQ   sma   1VINQ
runnins hish in rugby circles aa the AR 19    OO   Wf IPtO
Victoria team will have several of
their beat men back from the Ja, n
trip, while the Varsity boys have
been engaged in a rigorous trainb?
schedule for tha past two or three
weeks. A pep meeting slatd for today noon has had to be postponed
on account of tho speeches of the
candidates for tho presidency of the
A. M. S. bains Held in the Auditorium.
An extensive program of ii«-
tising is being carried on downtown
with the Vancouver Rugby Union
making use of huge signs and radio
programs. They are doing everything in their power to mase the
event a success, and present indications point to one of th • largest
crowds of the season.
Varsity will have all of their available forwards out with Bill Robbins leading the scrum as usual and
Hedley and Mitchell on either side
of him. Captain Nixon and Harry
Pearson will be at breakaway where
their well known ab.'lty in those
positions will have a great deal to
do towards possible succeJ sfor the
Blue and Gold. Brown and Rogers
will lend their weight to the pack
where the Victoria squad will have
their work cut out to make headway.
Ken Mercer will be In the backfield again following his reinstatement by Students' Council. His pre-
ence will certainly add to the
strength of that division as Bobby
Qaul will be out with an injured
nose. Besides Bobby, Phil Barratt
will be among those missing owing to
his definite determination to retire
from the game. With Dave Ellis,
Chris Dalton, Milt Owen and Art
Murdock on deck howe/er, the loss
of Barratt should bo compensated
for, as these men constitute the
strongest combination seen around
Varsity for some time. It should take
a lot to stop them.
BUI Hall, skipper of the second
division squad, will perform at fullback and according to witnesses of
his past performances, Is thoroughly
capable of filling that position. Art
Murdock, famous Canadian Rugby
star, will be at inside three-quarter
along with Ken Mercer aud these
tv«o are reported to be working together very smoothly. Dave GUIs at
five-eighths and Derry Tye at half
can both be counted on for sn*o performances The two wing threes ■vill
be Chris Dalton and Milt Oven.
Dalton showed up very we1! in the
Liter-faculty track meet recently
and can hold his own in fast company. Owen is an old han-i at the
game and combines speed and ability   with   his   valuable   experience.
Arts '33 won the right to meet
Arts '34 favorites in the competition,
In a second round battle for the Soccer Cup when they defeated Arts
'32 1-0 in a hard fought game Wednesday noon. In the first half, the
Junior, with the wind in their favor,
pressed hard, but wars foiled by the
stellar defense of Bill Morgan and
Happy Roper. Cec McLeod and Rod
Ramsden were working well on the
Juniors' left wing, while Cooke of
the Seniors was the best forward.
In the second half, McLeod put
Ramsden through for what should
have been an easy goal but the diminutive forward scorned such simple
shots, and lofted the ball over the
bar. To show that it was Intentional, he Immediately after drilled
in a bullet shot from a difficult
angle to baffle Goalie Waugh and
win the game for the Juniors.
Tennis Club To
Oppose Faculty
On Saturday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m.,
thc Tennis Club will oppose the Faculty in a match at the Varsity
Courts. The match will consist of
four men's singles and two men's
doubles. This will require eight
men from the club, as each player
will compete in one match only. The
selection of players is based on last
fall's tournament and any member
who so desires may challenge any
selected player for the right to compete, challenge matches to consist
of the best two out of three sets.
Any of those selected who cannot
play please leave a1 note for C. A.
Yolland or Reg. Price.
The team as chosen Is as follows:
Mens' Singles-1. C. Milne; 2. D.
Nlcol; 3. J. Bardsley; 4. F. Chu.
Mens' Doubles—1. M., Yatskin and J,
Parnell; 2. R. Price and H. Lando.
It's a long time since this silver*
ware reposed in the U. B. C. library.
But the students are hopeful this
year, for a win at Brockton Point
tomorrow against Victoria wi'.l put
them in the lead, for tho coveted
Competition in the Soccer Cup
knock-out series reached the quarter
finals this week with the completion
of all first round matches. Two Arts
teams and one Science team have
fallen by the wayside, leaving two
Arts, three Science and the Aggie
and Theolog teams to fight it out in
the remaining games. The first second-round struggle takes place today, with the Education squad opposing Science '33.    Next week  sees
two more matches, with Aggies, wm-
Art Mercer, whose hand v.as injured ! r.trs over Arts '35 by default, facing.
in the game with Rowing Club some
weeks ago, will be back  in his old
To enable tho students to turn out
en masse, a special reduced rate has  day.
Science '35 who drew a bye it. the
first round, on Tuesday, and Arts '33
and Arts '34, winners over Art;; '32
and  Science  '34,  meeting on  Thws-
becn arranged for them and tickets
to the game will be sol:l on the Campus for twenty-five cents. The Rugby Club are anxious for a strong
student, representation at the game
at; tho Vancouver fans may create a
fooling favorable to the University
if they are given proof of a better
spirit than they at present credit the
undergraduate body with.
Following is  a detailed  resume of
Athletic Reps, are asked to see that
teams are on the field by 12:10. in
order to ensure sufficent time for
the games.
the lineup; Hall, Dalton, Owen,
Murdock, Mercer, Ellis, D. Tye, A.
Mercer, Robbins, Hedley, Mitchell,
Nixon, Rogers, Brown and Pearson.
Spares: C. Cleveland and H. Bell-
With Stu Keate
Hal the Straight is still plenty up
In the air about his basketball
standing. Tuesday it waa announced
that Council would give the Great
One "eligible" status. Since then they
seem to have reneged and at present
it looks as though the husky port-
sider will take  up  a  position   fifth
from the working end of the bench
• »   *
Cy Lee has been working mlghy
hard to regain his eligibility and if
midterms may be interpreted as the
"most recent official exams" Cy still
has a chance. For in these exams
Cy passed in all subjects and succeeded In gaining two good second-
class marks.
• *   *
The final decision on the above
two players will be divulged either
this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
• •  •
Tomorrow night Varsity goes into
the first lap of the race for the
Championship of Canada. The boys
are in fine shape and they're confident. Whether or not their two
team-mates are re-instated they're
going out to fight and fighting is
right up the Blue and Gold alley.
Some students didn't have enough
spunk to turn out and try to voice
an opinion on eligibility. If they
don't turn#out Saturday night—well,
the Greeks had a word for it!
• •   •
A lot of people want to know how
Ken Wright, flashy Senior "A" for-
ward, got the nickname "Hooker."
The boys in the gym tell me that
it comes from Ken's ability to
"hook" fast passes. It seems that
Ken can pick up the fast ones from
any corner.
• •   •
An English Rugby line Isn't the
only  thing  that  Louis  Chodat  can
• *   *
Arnle Powell hung up his second
win in the University Golf Championship Wednesday when he eliminated Fraser Mcintosh 5 and 4.
• *   *
Science '34 have gone in for the
"grunt and groan" game in a big
way. Drop over to the gym between
r. and 12 any Friday and you'll see
the budding Kruses and Stetchers in
action. Artsmen should get an unholy glee out of watching a Science-
man writhing in agony on the floor
while a classmate applies, say, a
combination toe-hold, half-nelson,
bar-arm and Boston Crab. With pim-
h.nto, 79c,
Varsity are scheduled to oppose
Vancouver in a Men's Grass Hockey
league contest at Connaught Pntn.
on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The team
is as follows: Selder, Delap, Ritchie,
Bans, Thain, Jakeway, Boisjoli, Barr,
Strong Crew Ready for First
Game   Saturday   Night   at
Home   Gym — Lee   and
Straight May Play
Saturday night at 8 p.m. In the
U.B.C. gym, will see Adanacs and
Varsity engaged in the first game
of another battle for the Senior A
basketball supremacy of Vancouver.
Onlookers will have the opportunity
of witnessing the present Canadian
Champions opposing a team that has
twice held this crown, and the brand
of ball that will be displayed should
be the best possible. These two
squads are almost traditional opponents, and with so much at stake on
Saturday night they will both be
out for victory from the first tip-off.
Coach Arnold Henderson has made
use of the extra three days he got
by the protest of last Mondays game
between Shores and Adanacs, and
has the whole team hitting on all
eight cylinders. Morning practices
have been In order for the last week
or ao, and the Blue and Gold squad
it taking things seriously and showing great form. Latest rumors have
It that there is a strong possibility
of both Straight and Cy Lee appearing in Saturday's tussle, although
they cannot be confirmed definitely
until Friday or Saturday. Both of
these boys have been in strict training with the rest of the team, and
being in the pink of condition, they
would bo a decided aaset to the
squad. Cy Leo wUl be remembered
for tho part ho played with tiie Varaity team last year in defeating the
St .Catherine Grads to win the
Canadian  Championship.
Bob Osborne and Doug. Mclntyre
will combine on the defence and
may be counted an to turn in a
smooth game. Ed. Armstrong, who's
long shots click time and again, will
hold down the pivot position, while
Pi Campbel, the great rebound man,
and Ken Wright will fill the forward positions.
Laurie Nicholson will substitute at
centre for Armstrong, and Bardsley
of Senior "B" fame will also get a
chance to show his value to thc
Senior "A" team. Jack Waimsley
and Gordon Root will also be in
strip, and if things turn out right,
Straight and Lee' will be on the
With such a strong line-up to take
the floor to-morrow night, Varsity
should be unbeatable. Students are
advised that a special section will be
reserved for them, and should turn
out in a body to encourage their
team to victory. Tickets may be obtained for half a dollar.
Arts Tracksters Win
Interfaculty Meet-
Dirom Breaks Record
Sclenceman Breaks Only Record of Day by
Putting Shot 37 feet ll/4 inches. — Relay-
Race  Won by Arts—Hurdles  Prove
Difficult To Encounter
Arts cinder stars out-galloped Science and Aggies to the
tune of 34 and 53 points respectively, at the inter-faculty track
meet Wednesday afternoon, before a fair crowd. Contrary to
the old Point Grey tradition, J; Pluvius did not turn out, and
the speedsters enjoyed first class weather for their meet.
Counting first place as five points, second as three and
third as one, Arts garnered a total of 68, Science 34 and the
Agriculturists 15.
Starting at 3:30, eight competitors took to their heels in
the 100 yards dash, Arts winning the first three places.   Bill
Stott covered the ground in 10 4-5*—,        -     £~
seconds,  being   followed   by   Max. OliUttle StarS
Win By 14-10
In Chilliwack
Bob is pictured here in his trick
outfit but the husky basketball contain isn't thinking much about track
these clays. On Saturday night he
anil his boys are going to step out in
their snappy blue-ancl-gold outfits
and show the Adanacs why they
were champions cf Canada lust ywir.
Knight, LePage, Snowsell.   Reserves:
Valentine, Scott.
Stewart, and T. Dalton to give nine
points to the biggest faculty.
Only three competitors turned out
for the one-mile event, Herb. Barclay (Arts) romping In 120 yards
ahead of Science's sole representative. From the first, Herb took the
lead setting s stiff pace, and at the
end of the first lap the race was his.
He finished sprinting, having done
his stuff ln 4 minutes, 56 4-5 seconds.
Three and one half foot hurdles
proved too high for two of the three
competitors in the 110 yard hurdles
event. R. Forsythe of relay fame
alone finished the race garnering
five points for the farmers. He covered the difficult course In 17 4-5
Arts took In another five points
when Max Stewart finished the 440
yard dash In 57 1-5. Reid Fordyce.
Science, put up a good fight for second place, and Paul Koozoolln was
a close third.
Five hardy souls entered the gruelling three mile event. After the
first mile, Herb. Barclay, running
strongly, took the lead from Sinclair
and kept a fair distance ahead until
George Allen, Science, passed himuo
In the seventh lap. Tom Sinclair's
other rep., got ahead of Barclnv, and
at the tane, the racers were In the
same order. George Allen. winn»r.
was In good shape, having done the
grind in 16 minutes, 50 2-5 seconds.
Arts came to the fore apnin in th«*
280. when R. Stott finished In 84
5-10. Max. Stewart and R. Forsythe
filled second and third planes respectively.
Eight points went to th* engineers
when W. Patmore and F. Fordyce
rolled in first and second respectively
at th* close of the SSO-vard event.
Andrews came third for Arts. Time,
2 minutes 14 2-5 seconds.
Closing all track work for the afternoon, the Interfaculty relay race
once again brought Artsmen out on
top when their team, consisting of
Koozoolln, Smith. Ormsby and Stewart came tn a split second ahead of
Patmore, Allen, Coventry and Dirom.
/tgies w*re not represented in this
evnt. The Arts team took 1 minute
41 1-5 seconds to get round the track
Puttine; the 10-lb. shot was the only
event of the afternoon to see a previous record broken. Onv. Dirom
boosted the old record of 36 feet 9
Inches bv heaving the lend 37 fe»t
1 1-4 inches. D. Nicol and K. Hedreen were close behind him.
When hurled by Agnew tho discus travelled 100 feet, 5 1-2 Inches,
and the javelin, propelled by D. Nicol flew a distance of 117.1 feet. These
achievements fell far short of record? hold by previous faculties.
Jumping fans saw nothing .spectacular. R. Forsythe hit the high
spots when he leaped 5 feet 3 1-2
inches. Agnew and O'Neil garnered
4 points between them by coming
second and third. Jack Steel entered
the competition too late, and unofficially made a 5 foot 6 1-2 inch
jump. Hugh Smith, R. Forsythe and
Gf«v. Dirom gained first second and
third places respectively in the
broad jump. Smith attaining a distance of 19 feet 8 1-2 inches. Pole
vaulting had only two entrants, Dirom carrying off the laurels by hi?,
leap of 10 feet 6 inches
Last Saturday night a merry throng
of Student shuttle-chasers crowded
into "Cowan's can" and rqlled out
to the groat Fraser Valley metropolis,
where they were enthusiastically received by their farmer friends. Tho
Chilliwack executive drew up a program of sixteen mixed, four ladies,'
and four men's doubles matches;
Varsity's Junior stars halved the first
of these and took three out of four
In tho others, thus emerging on tho
long ond of a 14-10 score. Everyone
seemed to have forgotten about tho
proverbial "off-night," and aa a result, play was exceptionally keen all
'round. Among those making the
trip in Varsity's luxurious private
car the following were spotted: Hope
Palmer, Ellen Gleed, Margaret Moscrop, Margaret Powlett, Ralph Moore,
Tony Langton, Joe Wrinch, and Pat
Varsity Engages
Cougars Saturday
On Saturday afternoon at 3:30 on
the Varsity Oval the Blue and Oold
grid Machine will swing Into action
against Cougars. Owing to the fact
that several of the players have
turned in their strip "due to pressure of studies," Coach Farrington
will present a different and somewhat weakened line up for this
week's game. Several new men have
turned out whom Farrington is
working in to the best advantage,
and rumor has it that the team will
be able to show the Cougars a few
new tricks. The team haa been practising faithfully this weak and ia
looking forward confidently to victory.
Tha final contest for the skiing
trophy is to be held on the Grouse
Mountain Plateau, on Sunday, March
6. This will take tha form of • turning competition, both in tho Christianas, and Telenarks, points being
awarded on tho skill and form of
tha competitors.
The snow is becoming rather soft,
so this will probably be the last
event scheduled for the season.
Members are advised that for tho
next three weeks turnouts will begin
at 8 p.m. and continue till 9:30 p.m,
each Tuesday.
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