UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

The Ubyssey Oct 26, 1928

Item Metadata


JSON: ubysseynews-1.0125632.json
JSON-LD: ubysseynews-1.0125632-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubysseynews-1.0125632-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubysseynews-1.0125632-rdf.json
Turtle: ubysseynews-1.0125632-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubysseynews-1.0125632-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubysseynews-1.0125632-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 ®tfr> Hbtjaarrj
/isuerf Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia.
No. 9.
Famous Playwright
Is Subject of
The students of this university were
fortunate in being privileged to hear
S short address on Oeorge Bernard
Shaw by Mr. Maurice Colboume,
manager of the theatrical company
now making a transcontinental tour
with tho comedies of Mr. Shaw, on
Monday at noon in Arts 100.
Professor P. 0. G. Wood introduced
the speaker, and announced the pro*
gram of the plays that Mr, Colbourno'u
Oompany is presenting this week in
Mr. Colboume is a graduate o* Oxford, where he was active in dramatics, and he enjoys a personal acquaintance with Mr. Shaw, so that his
talk was of especial intorest to a university audience. He first gave a short
biographical sketch and then a delineation of the character of the great
Mr. Shaw is the son of an impoverished Irish gentleman and a very
musical mother. While still rather
young he wont to London and there
tried writing novels. He found thin
to bo anything but a lucrative pursuit, and having much time at his
disposal spent it in the Britiah Museum, accumulating facts. This explains the amazing fund of facts
Which characterize his works and
which he uses so effectively in arguments.
Turning to other means for earning
a livelihood, Shaw became a dramatic
critic, a musical critic and a freo
lance journalist. Then realizing that
there are other ways of getting idea*
across to people than by writing
novels, he turned to the drama.
Shaw's chief contribution to and influence on the drama has been in
creating life-like and convincing
characters. Before his time there
was a decided tendency on the part
of play-wrights to make characters too
true to type.
"Is Shaw serious" is a question frequently discussed. Mr. Colboume
answers, "Yes, always, but never
solemn. He means exactly what he
says." Shaw ts essentially a propa-
(Continued on Page 2)
Students Warned
by Registrar
Partial Students Take Notice
It haB been called to the attention
ot the Registrar that several students
have selected for themselves coursos
that are not in conformity with Calendar regulations. The rales in reference to the courses open to students
in the different years are clear, and
students must choose their courses on
their own responsibility, though, if
any student is In doubt, ail possible information and assistance will be given
to him on request.
A complete list of courses for First
and Second Year students is given on
page 69 of the Calendar, and the regulations in regard to these are set forth
on pages 68 to 70; no other courses
are open to First and Second Year
students. A full statement ot the
requirements ln reference to the selection of pass courses in Third and
Fourth Years is given on pages 71
and 72, and the regulations In regard
to "Examinations and Advancement"
on pagos 84 to 86.
•     *     •
The   special   attention   nf   partial
course students in Arts and Selenco
Is called to regulation "3," nan*' 84 of
the Calendar:
"The  passing mark will b« 50 per
cent, in each subject, except In the
case of the First and Second Yearn
when  the  work  of either  year  la
taken aa a whole In one season, In
which case an aggregate of 60 per
cent in each subjeot."
Any  student  taking  leas   than   15
units, or pursuing an irregular course,
is  a  "Partial  Course  Student"  and
can be given credit only in those subjects in each of which he makes 60
per cent, or over.
Staging the flrst game of tholr season, the Senior A Women's Baskot-
ball team will meet the Meralomas
In an exhibition match at 7:30 tomorrow night. This will be the flrst engagement by the Blue and Gold of
Bob Brown's new gymnasium at Athletic Park, In future all local games
will be played In these premises and
the basketball dances, so popular In
the past, will be held there rather
than ln the Normal gym.
The team to meet the girls from
the Athletic cluh has not yet been
chosen, but tt is expected that a
powerful quintette will be selected
owing to the fact that the majority
of last year's Dominion finalists have
returned to U. B. C.
Tomorrow Varsity 11. Soccerltes
will stage a life and doath struggle
with Young Conservatives at Clarke
The collegians will place a much
improved side on the Held and are
confident ot securing full points. Tho
defence has been strengthened, while
it Is hoped that the forwards wtll
play as a unit. Last week Chet Miles
was elected Captain of the squad . He
will lead a reorganized team on the
field tomorrow to wear the Gold and
Varsity will be chosen from McGregor, Smith, Yolland, Sanderson,
Miles, King, England, Emery, Mc-
Kellar, Munsey, Freeman and Kosh-
George Davidson was officially appointed curator-bookkeeper with a sal
ary of ?250 per annum, at the regular
meeting ot the Students Council on
Monday. Discussions of the following
subjects took place: the guarantee for
the Edmonton Rugby team, the proposed financial committee, the Imperial Conference of students and additional budgets.
The appointment of a curator-bookkeeper was the flrst matter of business of the evening. George Davidson the temporary appointee gave a
report of the system that he had adopted. After much discussion of his
method he retired while a vote was
taken. The salary was fixed at $250 per
annum to be paid in two instalments
of 1125 each, one at Christmas anil
ono at the end of the session.
Ralph Farrls appeared before tlie
Council to ask ttiat n guarantee of
$150 lie given to the Edmonton Rugby
twain for its trip to tlie coast when
they will play Vancouver Rep. on Nov.
10 and Varsity on Nov. 12. The profits of the two games will be divided
between the three teams with one half
to Edmonton and one-quarter to each
ot Vancouver and Varsity. The request of the English Rugby Club was
granted by Council.
Complying with the report of the
Summer Committee on finance Council decided to appoint a financial committee to function during the term.
The treasurer was instructed to approach certain members of the Faculty as well as members of the Alma
Mator Society and to be able to recommend a full committee for tho
next meeting of Council when these
appointments will be made.
Council appointed a committee consisting of Orevllle Rowland and Paul
Murphy to solicit funds for the Imperial Conference of students to be
held In Canada during the Christmas
of 19211. These subscriptions are received from prominent business men
of the City.
.Among the budgets considered by
Council were those of the Men's Crass
Hockey and the Player's Club. The
Mens Grass Hockey budget was
changed from $71.30 to $WI.30. It
was explained that the Increase was
due to the entry of a second team In
the league, The Increase was granted by Council. Miss I). Pound ap-
riitureil on behalf of the Player's Club
to present the budget of that organisation. After some discussion the
budget of $842.5') was granted, During the discussion It was decided to
have the Stage Maintenance Committee function this year. This committee hus charge of the stage equipment and lighting so that no one club
has to buy all the outfit for the stage.
Librarian Speaks
On Journalism
Declaring that journalism Is one
of the most Interesting occupations
In life, John Ridington, University
Librarian, spoke on the "College
Paper" whon he gave an address In
Agriculture 100, Wednesday noon,
The leoture was given under auspices
of the Publications Board.
Mr. Ridington, who has had vast ex*
perlenco In newspaper work, began by
giving a brief sketch of some of his
journalistic experiences, As correspondent at "The Autumn Manoeuvres
of the Fleet" the speaker gained his
first thrill In Journalism. After coming to Canada, Mr. Ridington was
actively identified with "The Manitoba Free Press," starting as police
reporter, and rising to an editorial
"There is a fascination about Journalism," said Mr. Ridington. "All tho
time you are In touch with actual
life." The speaker then went on to
say that a reporter must be quick
and sympathetic In his thought and
emotions and must be able to "size
up" people. "The days of great Journalists are past because modern
newspapers are commercial propositions."
"The College Paper," said Mr. Ridington, "is the natural expression of
the people who make It and the
people who read it. College Journalism must represent college youth."
The speaker then stated that there
were several ktuds of college papers—
the College Bulletin, which contains
news only; the Literary Magazine,
which Is made up of literary articles,
and the College Newspaper, which is
a campus affair. In such a papor, the
students should be free to discuss
college problems.
In criticism, Mr. Ridington suggested that "sport" occupied a disproportionate part in the "Ubyssey." "Speaking generally," ho said, "to a very
large extent, the 'Ubyssey' occupies
itself with things that are already
well known."
In conclusion, the speaker reminded
his audience that journalism is a
thing that comes from "the school of
hard knocks," but it has many compensations.
Coming Events
English Rugby. Seniors va
Meralomaa, Brockton Point,
3:15. Intermediate I. v»
Meralomas, Renfrew Park,
2:45 p.m.
Intermediate It. w. Rowing
Club, Lower Brockton, 2:15
Arta '31 Tea Dance, Pavilion,
Stanley Park, 4 p.m.
Canadian Rugby va New West-
minster at New Weatmin-
The Faculty of Science asked that
Council authorize tho use of a Science
pennant. The pennant consisted of a
blue base and a red apex with U. R
C. and Science in letters of gold.
This request was granted by Council,
In the reading of the minutes of
the various clubs, dates for banqets
and class parltos werer announced.
Among those mentioned wore tlie Agriculture banquet Oct. 31, tho Science
banquet Nov. 8, the Agriculture class
party Nov. 9, the Arts dance Nov.16
and the W. II. 8. bridge Nov. 17.
Front the Women's Undergraduate
Society Executive came the suggestion thnt the vice-president and secretary If the W. U. 8. as well as the
vice-presidents of the Arts classes be
Invited to the Arts class parties.
Arrangements for Homecoming
huve not been completed yet but attempts are IHug made to have a
Basket-hall dance during Ihe celebration, The cost of admission for the
Theatre Night will be 25 cents to
cover the price of the programs.
The Junior members asked that a-
bother sweater be bought for tho yell
leaders. The curator was Instructed
to purchase ono. The official appointment ot an assistant-secretary was
made, Miss Constance McTavish being chosen on the recommendation of
Miss Mary Watts.
Hoopsters to Oppose Adanacs
At Athletic Park Saturday
Thrill! Contest Promised for Opinim 8ami of Siism
Varsity's basketball season opens
with a bang on Saturday night at
Bob Brown's new gym. under Athletic
Park. Both Senior A teams, men and
women, will be In action and two fast
games are assured. Both teams have
put the final touches to their pre-sea*
son training and are confident of victory.
The men's team got a surprise In
their game at Victoria last week-end
and have been out bright and early
most ot the morulngs this week, ironing out a few of the kinks. Doc Pentland, coach of last year's runner-up
team for the Dominion title has been
At the open meeting of the Student
Christian Movement on Tuesday an
interesting and Illuminating history
of the "League of Red Cross In Europe" was glvon by Miss O'Brien, The
first example ot organizations ot women to care for the wounded on the
battle field appears to have been at
the battle of Crecy. Sketching the
history briefly up to the preaent day,
Miss O'brien spoke of Florence Nightingale and other great women who
have done much to further the aim*
of the League. The basic principle
upon which the Red Cross is founded
—the red cross being the symbol of
wounds and of blood—is "to succor
all in distress, whether friends or
Miss O'Brien concluded her address
by recounting somo of her own experiences in Europe after the Armistice when the League was occupied
with the great task of repatriating tho
scattered peoples and rebuilding their
wrecked cities. In attempting to
bring the peoples of Europe togethor
under its protection, Tbe League of
Red Cross is furthering, in the only
really adequate way, the Interests of
peuce in Europe.
The following series of Tuesday
Noon Addresses has been arranged by
the S.C.M. for this term:
Oct. 30—Dr. H. Ashton. "Cambridge." Lantern Slides. Nov, 6—
A. II. Sovereign, M.A. "Relations ot
Christianity to Non-Christian Religions." Nov. 13—Mrs. Tonkin. "The
Psychology of War." Nov, 20—R. P.
Pettlpiece. "The Triumph of Labor."
Nov. 27—Dr. A. H. Hutchinson.
"Racial Problems from the Eugnnlst'a
Point of View."
Religious Differences of
Famous Colleges
unable to keep up the good work this
year. A now man has been secured,
however, whom the boys expect will
lead them on to the title this time.
He is Jaok Cole, former athlete of
the University of Washington. Cole
starred on both football and basket*
ball teams for three years, He WM
out for the flrst time on Tuesday
morning and was impressed with the
style of the local boys. He anticl-
pates no difficulty ln stepping Into the
shoes of Pentland as his methods of
coaching are much the same. Cole
deserves a lot of credit as he is sacri*
Doing a good deal of his time, with no
remuneration, and he took over the
task when the teem was unavoidably
left without a guiding hand.
Varsity's opposition will be the New
Westminster Adanacs, who were sec
ond in the league standing last sea*
son. The boys from the banks ot the
Fraser can be counted on to put up
a stiff battle at any time. They ouly
lost out in the last game ot the sea*
son and this time they are aohlng for
revenge. Their team will be much
the same as last year with the exception of Wilkie and Stoddart. Several
new mon have been out thia season,
and altogether the Adanac's entry is a
formidable one.
Varsity, however, ls not the least
perturbed at the signs of strength of
the enemy. Only two of last year's
super-team are gone this year, Butler
and Grant, leaving six of the old reliables: Mayers, McEwen, Henderson,
Paulson, MacDonald and Strelght.
Any number of men have been out
fighting for places. Don Horton seems
to be among the best of these and he
will probably git a chance to do bis
stuff to-morrow. All the regulars have
been at it for some weeks now and
should display a nice brand of team
All in all It looks like a big year for
the hoop game. A new coach, a new
gym, which will have to bo Varsity's
home till permanent quarters are provided in the dim future, and a large
turn-out of athletes all working hard
to make or hold places, augurs well
for a promising season. All that is
needed Is the support which the boys
have had ln the past and they will
do the rest. Remember the time, 7:30,
the place Athletic Park. Let's start
the team off towards the Canadian
title for sure this year.
The Rev. Charles Fisher, M. A. of
Cambridge addressed the flrst meeting of the Varsity Christian Union on
Monday, Oct. 22 The speaker gave
a most Interesting and instructive
talk, In which he contrasted tho essential differences between Oxford
and Cambridge In their religious
spirit. The former university being
much moro conventional than the
latter, stands for the high Church of
England; while Cambridge Is known
for Its live evangelical spirit.
The speaker then outlined the work
of the Christian Union at Cambridge,
showing that through the whole-hearted devotion of Its members to the
work of telling others of Jesus Christ,
a work of widespread effect, which
has resulted In sending preachers and
missionaries to every part of the
world, was being done.
Opportunity in Open
For Shaw Admirers
Parties of ten or moro students Intending to aee Shaw's plays at the
Empress Theatre on Saturday afternoon may get the reduced rate ot
Wednesday matinee prices by nmklng
reservations immediately.
Sophs Start Uproar
Don Mackenzie was elected President of Arts '32 at. a meeting of the
class ln the Auditorium, Wednesday
noon. The elections were conducted
by Don Morgan with much voluntary
aid from the Sophomores, who condescended to grace the gallery with their
presence. Before the regular businets
ot the meeting commenced, Miss Gerry
Whitaker, President of the Women's
Undergraduate Society, announced
that a dancing class will be held for
all  Freshettes who  wish  to attend.
After this announcement, Mr. Morgan attempted to call the meeting to
order, and named those who had been
nominated for class president, The
only one who succeeded in holding the
attention of the audience for even a
moment was Mr. Mackensie. His
election was greeted with such a demonstration that his first presidential
speech was loc t in the uproar.
Other officers elected were Miss Pat
Harvey, Vice-Preuidont; Norman
Mucoy. Treasurer: Mlas isobel Mo*
Arthur, Secretary; Eric Simpson,
Men's Athletics; Jack Hewer, Class
Reporter. As no nomination for the
office of President of the Women's
Athletics was received, It was an*
nounced that the new executive will
take the matter in hand at its first
The meeting broke up ln disorder
when one Sophomore, bolder than his
fellows, lowered the asbestos curtain
on Mr. Morgan's head. 2
October 2r|i ^8.
She Mbpary
(Member of Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press Association).
Issued every Tuesday and Friday by the Student Publications Board ot the
University of British Columbia, West Point Grey.
Phone: Point Orey 1484
Mall Subscriptions rate: $3. per year.   Advertising rates on application.
Editorial Staff
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF—Maurice DesBrlsay
Senior Bdltors—May Chrlstlson and Margaret Grant
News Manager—Roderick A. Pllkington
Associate Editors—Bruce Carrick, Phyllis Freeman and Jean Woodworth
Assistant Editors—-Bessie Robertson, Maxine Smith
Feature Editor—Himle Koshevoy
Literary Editor—Uurence Meredith
Sport Bdltor—Temple Keeling
Exchange Bdltor—Victoria Rendell
■uslnees Staff
Business Manager—Ralph Brown
Advertising Manager—Alan Chandler
Circulation Manager—John Lecky
Business Assistants—Byron Edwards and Monty Wood
Senior:   May Chrlstlson. Associate:   Phyllis Freeman
Assistants: Maxine Smith and Malcolm Prwtty
Perhaps one of the greatest advantages given to European
Students who spend their college life surrounded with the trad*
itloriB and the culture which aro still sadly wanting In our western
universities, is their easy and frequent access to the great performances that appear on the stages of European theatres. It
has long been a sore subject among Vancouver theatre-goers,
alld especially—so we understood—among the students of this
University that so few plays of merit and of fine presentation
appeared in this city. And yet. when such a rare opportunity
presents itself—as has been the case during the past week—we
are ashamed at the apathy displayed by a group of young men
And women who. no matter In what faculty they may be registered, Should cultivate an appreciation of the works of our modern dramatists.
Al] this week the Colboume Players are presenting several
of the works of Oeorge Bernard Shaw. As it is not often we
are privileged to see such finished acting or suoh brilliant plays.
we can but regret more students have not availed themselves of
this occasion. Those who have been wise enough to attend
tR«ise productions have found their time well spent. We only
hope, in bringing this onoe more to the attention of the students,
that those who have not already seen any of the Shaw plays
will speedily do so.
On behalf of those who frequent the cafeteria we wish to call
the attention of students to the fact that more often than not
iraya are left on the cafeteria tables instead of being returned
to the counter near the cash register. If students would only
co-operate with the regular workers In the matter not only would
their work be considerably lighter but the general appearance,
comfort and service of the cafeteria would be greatly Improved.
It Is a small matter for a student to return his or her tray
ifter a meal but It Is no small matter for one or two people to
collect the numerous trays which may be seen scattered over
the tables after lunch hour. We hope in future students will
assist the cafeteria management by returning all trays.
New Reporters Appointed
The Publications Board has made
the following additional appointments
to the "Ubyssey" reportorlal staff:
Vernon Van Sickle, Austin Volght,
Charles Gillespie, Win Shiivock, Olive
Selfe, Kathleen Murray, Edith Sturdy,
?onald Grantham, Edgar Brown,
heso new reporters should get in
touch with the News Manager as soon
as possible,
Anglican College Holds Tea
The charming rooms of the Anglican
Theological College were filled with
guests on Monday afternoon when the
members of the Women's Guild entertained at their annual pantry shower
and tea. The guests were afterwards
conducted over the building, visiting
the chapel, classrooms, and studied.
On Tuesday afternoon another on
Joyable function took place when the
acuity and students of the College,
assisted by the Women's Guild, entertained the Church of England students
of the University,
A determined effort to raise funds
for the Imperial Conference uf Students. Will be made by Orevllle Rowland and Paul Murphy, the committee
In charge. This conference will be
bald In Canada during the Christmas
holidays of 1929, Delegates will assemble from all parts of the Britiah
Empire, with a representative from
U.B.C. These funds are to be solicited
from prominent buslnesa men of the
On Tuesday, October 30, at noon,
the tryouts* for Freshette debaters
will bo held, It was announced at a
meeting of the Literary Executive on
Thursday noon In Arts 105. The
Freshettes will be called upon for n
threeminuto speech on the negative
or affirmative of this resolution:- Resolved that the girls of Arts '32 aro
better, morally, mentally and physically, than their grandmothers wore at
this same age. The successful ones
will take part In the lnter-class debate
to be held on November 7th.
Meandering Muck
For you, dear public, I take my lite
ln my hands. I take my life in my
hands and bounce it out the winder.
That you may be enlightened, I lay
myself open to attack with Intent to
kill, That you may laugh and rejoice,
I renounce the sun, flowers and the
pleasure of breathing. For you I face
an uutlmely death—tor you and
Science and Civilization, But the contribution that I make Is worth all
(providing I am NOT laid to rest on
a carnation pillow Inscribed, RIP)
With this I curve my name on the
library table of time.
First Fumme: I see Johnnie called
for yon In a derby last night,
Second Ditto: Yeh. It almost
bowled me over. —Bx.
(Continued from Page 1)
gandUt engaged ln a warfare against
conventions which have outgrown
their uses but which we still allow to
affect our conscious life. He would
have ub think and act as we would If
we were uninfluenced by conventions.
In connection with the subject of
Shaw's seriousness, Mr. Colboume
said that the great dramatist's famous Irish wit ts responsible tor much
of the misunderstanding which exists
concerning his purposes, lt Is a
thing uncontrollable, apt to appear
when least expected and as often as
not tn a" most serious situation.
"ls Shaw conoeltedT" is another
queation often asked. In answering
this, Mr. Colbourne explained that
while Mr. Shaw was still poor and
obscure he saw the necessity of advertising himself. Being a very good
buslnesa man he was entirely success*
ful, bo muoh so, Indued, that now the
newspapers will not leave him alone,
oven though he no longer desires the
publicity. Speaking of this success.
Mr, Shaw onoe said, "Although I km
still in middle age, I have become a
"What passes In conversation tor
broad Irish wit appears to be colossal
conceit when seen in oold print," Mr.
Colbourne continued. "Mr. Shaw, how*
ever, is both shy and modest. He does
not pose in private but Is perfectly
at ease and anxious to put others at
their ease. The one word which best
describes him is serene,"
Mr. Colbourne conoluded his ad*
dress with the welcome news that he
hopes to bring his company over to
tour this continent annually, eaoh
time presenting different plays of
Class and Club Notes
Arts '31 Tea-Party at Stanley
Park Pavilion. Tomorrow.
I Ad mission on Payment of Class
There will be a meeting of the International Club on Friday, October 28,
at 8 p.m., at the home of Mr. S. Andre-
son, 218749th Avenue West, Take
tho Inter-urban from Davie and Seymour to 49th Avenue and walk one
block west. Miss Hallamore wtll speak
ou "Student Life la Germany."
"Ancient Irrigation" was the subject
of the talk given by H. B. Muckleston
at Wednesday's meeting of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Mr.
Muckleston outlined, In a very Interesting manner, the methods adopted
by the ancient Chaldeans and Egyptians in regard to Irrigation work.
About fifty students attended the
The next meeting of "La Canadlenne" will be held on Monday, October 29, nt 4 p.m., at the homo of
Mr, DelovHUlt, 4536-13th Ave. West
(between Sasamat nnd Tolmie). All
members are requosteil to attend.
A meeting of the Varsity Christian
Union will be held on Monday, Oct.
29, at 12:10 o'clock in Arts 204. The
Itev. A. E. Danks will address the
meeting.   All are cordially Invited.
All women StuclentB who omitted to
put Vancouver address and telephone
number on registration cards, please
see Miss Bollert.
a meeting of Class Literary Reps,
has been called for Monday noon In
Arts 105.
"Do you drive your own oar?"
"No, I have a eon at college."
•     *     •
"Do you drive your own car?"
"No, 1 have a sou at college,''
The night of all nlghta
for a real Party
Decorations,   Dance
Novelties and Favors
add  gaiety to  the
, i A discount given to organization*
and Jratemities,
;   ftatttoiit Shop
810 HOWE ST.
Dr.W.E. Alexander
Dr. W. B. Alexander wishes to
announce that he will be available
to the Students of the U.B.C. for
dental work at his evening office
at tbe corner of Tenth Avenue and
Sasamat. above the Vancouver
Drug Store. This should prove of
great convenience to the students.
Dr. Alexander will be at his offloe
late afternoons and evenings. He
also wishes to say that his work is
guaranteed and that he is prepared
to offer very speolal rates to Uni*
versity students. Remember I just
at the end of the bug line.
Phone. Point Orey, 808 X.
Trained Csrtificsted Teacher
Beaeial Term* far Element*
One price only, buys all the
style and comfort a young
man needs. At the National Clothes Shops.
Clothed Shops
Cor. Gamble sad Bastings Ms.
saititeeUon Querenteed
University Book mm
Hours s 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, t Saturdays* 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Loose-Leaf Note Books, Exercise Books and Scribblers
at Reduced Prices
Graphic and Engineering Paper, Biology Paper.
Loose-Leaf Refills, Fountain Pens and Ink.
Pencils and Drawing Instruments.
Crepe Paper for Masquerade*, etc.
tejmM9WamWaW0alK^im%X€)t    '
For the Smart
College Man
Corded and fancy
silk oest, single
or double-
$5 to $9.50
OW that the "season" has started, of course
you'll need a Tux. In this Store for MEN
you will find Tuxedos that set a new standard
of swagger for College men—models that emphasize the "manner of the moment." Faultlessly
tailored: rick silk facings; trousers have satin
stripe, of course. Models for alt types—shorts,
tails, stouts, as well as regular figures. Smart,
perfect fitting Tuxedos at—
Hastings, at Homer
MORE than any other person, the residence
lighting customer has benefited from the
constantly decreasing cost of electricity,
Figures issued by the U.S. Deportment of Labor
show that this is one of the smallest items in
the household budget, as the following percentage proves:
Pood    43,1       Clothing U.O
Shelter 18.1       Fuel and Light  9.7
Sundries   20.1
Breaking up the fuel aad light fern, we find i
Electricity 0.6*3      Gm 1.27
vAMcowta     ^mf
KM*M OcfOBBft 28,1928.
ii mum * ms n i s isilsh nn'mii mu
An Intmtment In
Good Appearance
ment la noted.
Tour Interests In this
matter are go mare detail
to us, but of vital. Imiiort*
n»oe, whioh we make •' eur
pleasant duty to share.
Oomnili) & Oreilman
60S Dunsmulr St.
Makers) otQood Clothes
Phone, iey. 669$
||]»in fi 111.1 srn s <>i. »hsi.s.*i •» n i mm* i
.....       the Pints. In Oanada-iS Chairs
efpeoial Attention to Vanity Students
Are always correct for
informal evening affairs.
We have a large choice in
all types of models. Look
them over.
$25  $29.50
Corner of
Hastings and Homer Sts.
Cat and Parrot
Gables Tea Rooms
Under New Management
Hot Luncheon, 12 to 2,
Light Lnnches, 25c.
Teas, 20o. up.
Dinners, by arrangement.
Boom for Bent for
Evening Parties, Eto.
If Thie Happened to You 1
A rainy night, a slippery street, a
sudden atop, a skid, a crash, a
Oamaied car, somebody Injured, a
lawsuit, lawyers and hospital ex-
penaaa, repair bills.
Jury awards Judnnent!
,„»«ow woMtsl you llkt to start out In
Ufa with this sort of a handicap to
overcome T
You cannot positively avoid having
an accident, but Public Liability anil
Property Daman* Insurance will take
oar* ot all of your <mpena«».
Better be safo than aorry.
Berere ti ts tee late.
Parse**, Brown A Wluckier, Ltd,
801 Rogers Building
Phones: Soy. 5144; R#a Doag. 1921
We Insure Everything!
Mysterious Mystery
Mystifies Many
The Feature page here pre*
sents the first Instalment or a
mystery serial. Write the next
one your self, Everyone feeling
the urge to work out the next
Instalment will write it and
hand it into the Feature Editor
or to the Muok desk In tbe Pub.
offloe or place It In the letter
rack in the initial "P". Budding poets who wish to express
the next continuation in pomes
may wait until the Literary
Darkness hung over the world
and pressed down upon the warren of narrow streets that forms
the crime infested slum ot Sasamat. The main thoroughfare
In front of the B. C. E. R. wait*
lug room was deserted- From
the North came the sound of a
drunken brawl; from the west
the hubbub ot another Frat
house, from the south the deafening roar of a scienceman
chewing gum, trom the east the
nerve-splitting screech of a varsity bug changing gears. All
was as usual.
Suddenly a black shape appeared in the darkness. It made
Its way unsteadily along the
side-walk. It paused and stood
swaying on the curbstone, then
another figure appeared, and
crept towards the first, In its
hand it held something that
gleamed like polished metal.
Above, a window was raised
cautiously and a hand was slowly
protruded. It was a thin white
hand and grasped a shining revolver. At the same moment a
short man strutting along and
swinging a watch behind him,
rounded the corner. He Btopped
suddenly, drew a gun and stepped
behind a telegraph pole. Then
a clattering noise grew louder
and a red bug whissed down the
street. Its bearded driver brandished a revolver.
All at once, it happened. A
shot rang out. The swaying
shape on the curbstone crashed
forward, the window was shut
with a bang, the flivver passed
on and the two other forms dis
The deed was done.
Chapter  II.
Oscar Scrlbblewell the star reporter of the great Point Orey
Journal, the "Ubyssey" sprang
Into a taxi and was driven hastily to the police-station.
"Where is the crime " he
queried, "anil who did it?"
"Come with me, Oscar," said
the chief of police, "I will hIiow
you the corpse. I etui never
forgot the brilliant way which
you unravelled the famous Revolving Door Mystery."
Oscar nodded. Ho remembered well how he had discovered the missing body of the
college saxaphone star, hidden
in the revolving door and
pushed around daily by unsuspecting students.
"Lead me to it," he replied
"Here it ls," said the chief,
pointing to a body lying on the
sidewalk In front of the door.
"That ls where it was found,"
he continued, "No one has
touched it."
"Is he dead?" asked Oscar
"1 don't know." answered the
chief ot police, "But he has been
shot through the eye."
"Well he probably is," announced Oscar after some lightening deductions, "That is unless he Is a Freshman. Let's
see him." 80 saying he turned
the body over with his foot until the light tell on Its face.
"Oood grief and heavens!" he
gasped, "can such things be?
Why thla la Stew Sousor, the
famous Frat man!"
"flush all hemlock and wood
ulchnhol," cried the policeman.
Suddenly a thought struck the
reporter and whon he had recovered from the blow he aald,
"How did you dlacover all a-
bout this crime?"
"Well." replied the policeman,
"I received a mysterious telephone inetmagfl."
"Where were you at tho time?"
continued Oscar.
"In  my room  up  there,"  an-
i ♦»»♦»>♦♦♦»♦♦♦»♦»♦♦♦»♦♦»♦j
ji Litany Coroner
■ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦h
Wouldn't It be great
Something new
If the Science Building
Burnt down;
Or a soccer team
A game;
Or John Hex
Into the Lily Pond;
Or Nick Abramson
And the other
Chess fiends
Went into the library
To study;
Or the Students Council
Its own Importance;
Or a Scienceman
"Oood Morning, Sir."
To his prof;
Or it all
Or auy
Of the Frosh
Referring to one another
As 'Kids;'
Or even if
The shy coeds
From tearing each other to pieces
in the frantic fight
For "Ubysseys,"
Or if ever anything
At all
Wouldn't It be great?
Just think—
There would then be
For us muck-writers
To write about.
.Freshmen Crash
Soph. Lecture
Arts '82 having elected Its long delayed president grew jubilant with llts
own ablltiy and attempted to attack
Doc. Sedgwick's private torture chamber on Wednesday. While the sophomores listened to the gentle, pleasant
words ot thetr class prlsldent concerning tea parties and what-nots, the
obstreperous Frosh swarmed to the
doors of Arts 100.
With a rush they tried to gain entrance but were successfully ejected
by the supercilious Sophs. But, a
thing incredulous to the beholder,
they again crashed the guarded gates
of the Hot-air Heaven.
This time the outraged upper-class
men took Btern measures to repel the
youthful marauders, With grim efficiency several of the fighting babes
were dropped out of the windows
while others were bodily tossed
through  the doors,
A heavy crush if second year men
at the doors frightened away further
Invasions and the Janitor shooed the
naughty Freshies from the corridors.
Peace reigned and the class president again spoke of class parties and
what-nots until Interrupted by the
head-liner of the afternoon's performance.
A n Amazing Story
It seems that once upon a time there
was a student who always got good
marks In his themes. He never skipped a lecture or missed an Alma Mater meatlng. He actually followed the
Honor System and didn't play 'chess.
He turned up at all the big games
and cheered and cheered. During his
whole Varsity career he was always
an executive and also made flrst class
marks in his studies. His Profs,
liked him and he liked them and—
(this can't go on, we must break
down and confess that this is a fairy
Which reminds us—-apeaklng as we
are of inanities—of the man who had
juat returned from a motor trip to
Banff.   A friend accosted him:
"Aud how did you find the weather
at Banff?"
"Oh, I had no trouble at all. I juat
got out of the car—and there lt waa."
aw«red the chief of police, poiut-
ing at the window overlooking
the scene of the crime,
The trained eye of the reporter noticed immediately that the
hand that pointed was thin and
(To be continued)
I am a foot-bail player which, when
translated Into correct English, means
a soccer player. I do not play the
English Rugby style nor the Canadian Rugby style, but my own style
It appears to me from what I have
seen of the other two games that object of the whole tommy-rotted idea
is to see how far one can throw the
opposing man. No discrimination is
shown when the method of tackling is
under question. When a fellow gets
the ball he Is instantly hindered by
fourteen others who attempt to embrace htm violently.
So I play soccer and keep my arms
to myself,
At the flrst soccer praotloe I turned
out In full strip to throw my feet for
the honor of the Varsity. I dashed
up to the captain and enquired as to
what position he desired me to play.
"You hold down that left end of the
That particular section ot the
grouud seemed particularly solid and
needed no holding down so I again
asked tor my place. Turning around
somewhat surprised at my question
he again said, "You, you'll play the
left end."
"Yes," I answered, "Where am I to
be left?" ,
He walked away without speaking
so I guess my quick wit in solving
difficult situations must have bewildered him.
The whistle blew and I rushed
whole-heartedly Into the game. A
man with a kind face said, "You're
playing the wrong length of the field,
the play goes from one end to the
other not towards the sides."
"But," I replied, "There's more
room over there."
Then three fellows trampled over
me to get at the ball that bounced at
my feet. I Instantly arose and ran
with the ball to the goal. However
the goalee didn't seem to like me. Ho
punched me out of the way and kioked the ball towards one ot his friends.
I tried to show him tbe uselessness of
favoritism but he wouldn't listen.
But, anyways, I bave a position on
tho team anyhow. For they found out
that I could curse the referee better
than the rest of the team and also
that 1 had a most delightful way of
arguing that delayed the game thus
forfeiting the game and thus finding
out a new way for the soccer team to
"Why are some women called Amazons?"
"Because   they're   so   wide   at   the
»     *     *
Cop: Haven't I seen you somewhere?"
Student: No, I've never been anywhere, —Ex,
«      *     *
Statistics show that the Artsmen
average three baths a year. The
Sclencemen are still wondering what
the other two are for; while the Aggies—oh, well, let's talk about something else.
•     *     *
Blue eyes mean you're true;
Grey  mean you're  gracious;
But black eyes mean you're blue
In several other places.
Ideal for Dances
and Parties
Prompt Delivery
Van Bros.
1955 Commercial Dr.
Phone High. 90
All types of Stage Dancing
Class Private
Boys Girls
Daily Evening
830 Qranville Street
Phone, Seymour 6440
We have just received
a new shipment
Come in and look
them over.
"Your Bosom Friend"
Gold's Haberdashery
"TSs Little Shss AmunJ Va* Caraet"
< S"«i'S"S'iS"SnS..S..S«S.«—.| iSiiS«"S.SiSH il  Ii I iMil
Keep Your
Shop at the B. M. Clarke
Stores where a huge varl •
ety of Stockings in every
color end texture await
your choice-where $ver?
pair is a perfect pair-
where the prices make it
downright worth while $
choose your hosiery here.
Hosiery aae! lingerie
443 Hastings Street, West
726 Oranvllle Street
Vutsuvsr's Lsadlsi  SuilsMt Cslltsc,
Night School four nlghta eaoh
Students may enroll at any time
422 Richards St.    at Hastlnga
Phone, Sey. 9135
Style Mode
Are Useful Shoes
For Collegiate Girls
They are unusually smart in
appearance,    perfect    fitting,
comfortabl e  to    wear    and
Come in satin, patent, kid,
and suede for dre&s wear,
Patent leather and black
and brown calfskin for
street and general utility
wear.     Unusual value,
Main Floor H. B. Co. THE    UBYSSEY
October 26, 1928.
To Clash wito Royals on Saturday
Saturday will see the beginning of
the seoond half of the Big Four Canadian Rugby league games, wheu Varsity meets New Westminster at
Queen's Park and Vancouver and Victoria clash ln front of Bob Brown's
Last week's exhibition has evidently
had the desired effect on the Varsity
team as the early morning turn-outs
under the strict surveillance of Dr.
Burke and Norm Burley have been
fast and furious. Sore hips, broken
bones and other minor injuries and
complaints are the order of the day
as the practices include such exercises as diving over benches at full
speed to tackle some Unfortunate victim at a distance of ten or twelve
feet. But thle has served to impress
upon the boys the fact that they are
would-be football players and must
behave as suoh.
Thursday morning saw the welcome
return of Wilf. Hall, star guard, whioh
will help to eradicate one of last Sat*
urday's weaknesses. Captain Odium's
Injured proboscis seems to be shaping
up nleely and he should be showing
his old stuff In the Royal City game.
A new acquisition is Harold Strelght
of last year's Big Four line-up, who
has been working out in the backfleld,
The other bruised and battle scarred
veterans are still on hand, still as
eager for the fray as they were at the
In the event of U.B.C. winning tho
Seaforth Cup, emblematic of the Big
four championship, there will be
Several more games before the season
closes. Both Meralomas and Dodekae
Will probably challenge for the LIpton
Cup. The former did so last year and,
as the latter Is an exceptionally strong
Junior entry, they also will want to
have a whaok at the yachtsman's
silverware. A play-off is being
arranged with the winners of the
Western Canada Inter • Collegiate
championship and the question of
bringing McOlll out tor two games in
the Christmas holidays is still under
Varsity Is at present heading the
gig Four standing with three vie-
tries; Vancouver is next with only
Sue defeat; Victoria has won one and
>st two, and New Westminster's sad
story is Just too bad. The phenomenal
Improvement In Victoria's team is
one of the surprises of the season and
Vancouver can take a leaf from Varsity's experience and prepare for one
of their toughest games this coming
Saturday. Varsity Is not anticipating
much trouble with the Royal City men
but their attitude wtll be much grimmer than before as It is common talk
that New Westminster is sparing
neither pains nor money in their
frantic attempts to build up a real
grid iron squad.
Hockey Team to Hold Practice
On Wednesday afternoon, Varsity's
second grass hockey team will meet
Lord Byng High School ln a practice
game at the playing Meld on 33rd and
Dunbar. The team will be posted on
Monday afternoon on the hockey
board. The next league game ls
againat Britannia at Connaught Park
on November 3. Practices will be
held on Monday and Friday of next
News and Views
From Other U's
October 20
(University  of  Washington  Dally)
Cheating in examinations is gone.
At least, the classes of Prof. Howard B. Woolston ot the sociology department no longer use this method
of "gotting by."
For yesterday he disclosed a plan
whereby students may use their books
and notes ln an examination.
"I ask general questions which
make students think, and use practically the knowledge which they are
supposed to have gleaned from the
course," he said.
"Professors who give examinations
where students are supposed to write
a list of facts from memory are only
fooling themselves. The student
crams himself full of the Btressed
points in the course and forgets them
as soon as he is out ot the class room.
If he doesn't do that, he cheats. My
plan is to get away from both.
"I've used the plan for three years,
and lt works, I ask students to either
illustrate some Important point
brought out in the lecture or to work
out a comment ou some of the points,
using their books and notes.
"I wouldn't advise other professors
to adopt the same plan. It might not
work In other classes, but I know that
Imogene Rousseau, Instructor in the
sociology department, is using the
same plan. She finds it very satisfactory.
Women's Athiet.cs to Hold
Important Meeting
A special meeting ot the Women's
Athletic Association will be held on
Monday noon, October 29, ln
Arts 100 at 12.15. There will be two
very Important questions discussed of
which both will warrant a change in
the constitution if the women consider them important enough to pass.
The flrit question to be considered
is that of giving the freshettes awards
for playing on athletic teams. Up to
now they have not been given awards
until they have registered in thetr
second year, The question ls to consider whether they should receive
awards In their flrst year.
The second queation is whether the
athletic representatives of the three
upper years should sit on the Women's
Athletic Executive and formally have
a vote. The Freshman representative
does sit on the executive and the
question Is whether the other representatives should also officially have
a vote.
Every woman ls asked to come to
tho meeting in Arts 100 on Monday,
Oct. 29, and give her opinion on the
above questions.
Saturday next, Varsity I. Soccer will
tangle with the lowly Hotel Vancouver
tribe. The students are Just about due
for a win and prospects wore never
better. The team had a stiff workout against Varsity II. on Wednesday
and practised shooting which is it's
greatest weakness, At last the collegians seem to have found a harmonious forward line and will make
the Hotelltes step. The team will
probably be chosen from Ferguson,
Allen, Rlgby, Hyndman, Newall, Mitchell, Wright, Partridge, Chalmers,
Todd, Cook and Roberts.
Twenty Members Attend
Boxing Tournament
The flrst turnout of the Boxing
Club last Monday night brought out
about twenty members. A number ot
these show promise of developing Into first-class boxers, among them being Anderson and Roberts. They will
all be worth watching, especially after
Sid Walters has had them under his
wing for a month or two. Plant,
Cliffe and Cross, being more or less
old stagers, wtll soon be in action on
Bob Brown's smokers.
There will he plenty of fighting this
year for the team as Coach Brown is
anxious to have the U. B. C. competitors fight on amateur cards In Seattle,
Portland and Bellingham along with
the V. A. C. cauliflowers.
Membership cards will be distributed within the next few days and to
avoid cancellation alt members must
turn out regularly. • ■
Fencing Club Bets Under Way
At the first meeting of the Fencing
Club on Wednesday afternoon In Arts
101, it was announced that Irvine
Keenlyside former president hail presented a cup for the Fencing Tournament which will be held late In the
spring term. The activities for the
year were outlined anil date net for
the meeting to elect officers.
Lieutenant Gerard de Mervaux,
director Ih giving a special rate of
$15 for 26 lessons, these to be given
classes of five which meet once a
week at his gymnasium. When the
Varsity gym ls opened the fencers
will meet there and get a further reduced rate.
A special price of $'1.50 has been secured for foils and of $3.00 for masks.
All members must supply themselves
with foils, masks being purchased
out of the Cluh fees which will be
arranged at the next meeting. Accordingly the cost per each member
is estimated at $20.00 which includes
fees, foils and lessons.
A meeting will be held on Octobor
31 for election of officers and arrangement of lessons. All interested must
be present.
Varsity Ruggers Will
Clash with Meralomas
The feature match of the English
Rugby program for next Saturday,
October 27, will be the clash between
Varsity and Meralomas at the Brockton Point Oval, starting at 2:15
The Meralomas, last year, won the
Intermediate Mainland Championship
and this season have stepped up to
senior company and are leading the
league. They have won their flrst
three games with only six points
scored against them while they have
chalked up sixty-six. Although not
a heavy team thoy are fust, handle
the ball well and are aggressive.
Varsity's chance and their sole
chance to win next Saturday's game
Is for the team to work together In
perfect unison—a thing which they
have not done so far this season. If
the forwards get the ball out of the
scrum properly, the backs will he
given a chance to take the offensive
and break through the Meralomas' defence. If Varsity can take the offensive and handle the ball in McKechnie
Cup style, they should give the confident Kitsilano team a big surprise.
The Varsity line-up has been changed considerably and although a couple
of the regulars will be off, the team
appears much stronger than either of
the previous combinations. Foerester's
bad leg will keop him out of the game
Saturday but his plaoe will be taken
by Mason. A freshman, Oordon, for*
merly of the University School, Victoria, ls being played at half whllo
Bert Barratt will be at five-eighths.
Varsity depends on these two men to
check Lawson and Farmer, tricky
Meraloma halts, and get the ball out
to the threes.
The Varsity team will line up af. follows: Full-back, Alpln; Seven-eighths,
Locke; Three-quarters, P. Barratt;
Willis Estabrook, Fell; Five-eighths,
B. Barratt; Half, Oordon; Forwards,
Mason, Sparks, Murray, Wilson, Player, Farrls, Fraser.
Women's Track Club Hold Meeting
"Shall there be a women's indoor
track meet this term?" was the question raised at the meeting of the Women's Track Club, Thursday noon ln
Arts 106. It so, where will practices
be held? These questions will be
thoroughly discussed lu a meeting of
the track club executive and the women's class athletic representatives
after the Women's Athletic Society
meeting on Wednesday, October 31.
All class representatives must be
Irate father tto lazy son): Why are
you always lying about the house.
Lazy son: I never did think much
of the old shack, but I never said so.
•     •     *
1930: Say, Spraggs, call up my girl,
tell her you're me and that you won't
bo over for n couple of hours yet.
1931: Won't she recognize the
voloe ?
19.10: Nn, she's out with Jones and
it will only be her roomate protending that it's she.
Bidding Gitlofists, Attention
There Is an opening in the geological department for a student, from
one of the lower years, who wishes
to take geology and who has to supplement, his income. Anyone interested please see Dean Brock in the Applied Science Building as soon as possible.
Yes, it's something
new in
Seen at the
Castle Shirt Shop
Skating Open-s
Oct. 24.
See our Special Silver Wing
Combinations for men and
ladies.    Complete for 98.50.
A. G. Spalding & Bros.
424 Hastings Street, W.
Cable's Beauty Salon
Expert Hair Dressers in Attendance
Make your appointments between lectures or during the noon hour.
We enter specially to Varsity Students Phone Pt. G, 42
Brighest Store on
Oranvllle Street
We feature Lunches, Afternoon
Teas and After-Theatre Specials.
Catering to Balls and Banqustt
a Specialty.
We mako our own Candy and
Pastry from the bttt Ingrodlsntt
722 Oranvllle Street
Always a Step Ahead!
The New
Are Here
will be ready and on
display at the Book
Store after Nov. 1st.
You may have your
name printed on them
by placing your order
Three styles to
choose from.
Uniwrfltt)) Sunk Store
The Worlds
Finest at . .
The New Suit—
Double-breasted vest
and pleated trousers.
Our Fall Stock is
655 Oranvllle Street
TRY  US for  your  next
Drue wants snd note ths
•nd 6AVINQ.
of Western Canada
Enjoy the comforts
of a Fur Coat NOW.
■Brass *\
See our exceptional
models in young men's
Snappy Suits, Overcoats and Tuxedo
Suits for Fall.
Exceptional Values
at Moderate
Select your shoes at the only store ln town which devotes
itself exclusively to young people's shoes.
Our shoos are arriving dally from factories which give
closest attention to the requirement* of young men and
We brag about our prices—we are told they are the lowest
In town.   New styles have Junt arrived at 98.—
full of pep and snap.
Our price range from 94.76 to 910. offers a large assortment
to pick from at ail times.
McRobbie's Shoe Co.
Agent for the Famous Varsity Shoe*


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items