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Issued Twice Weekly by the Students' Publications Board of The University of British Columbia
No. 38
—Photo By Abtoka
Bernard Brynelsen
—Photo By Artona
Peggy Wales
Three Councillor^wjcienceraan
Compete For Presidency of AM
Peggy  Wales  First  Woman  to  Run For
President Since War
Is Reorganized
Board of Governors Will
"Hedda Gabler,f Will Celebrate
Twentieth Anniversary of Club
Council Nominations
Just Rumours Still
Many More Expected by End
of Week
Arts, Science, and Commerce are represented by the
four candidates for President of the Alma Mater Society this
year. Cam Gorrie, Peggy Wales, James Malkin and Bernard
Brynelsen wil} be heard in their campaign speeches Monday
noon, and voting will take place Tuesday from 10 till 4 o'clock.
This Is the first time In U.B.C. his-3
tory that a woman has been nominated for' the" office' since war yetfrsr
and the second time that four candidates have been nominated—on two
previous occasions presidents being
elected by acclamation.
This year's election promises to be
one of the hardest fought ln years,
with three Council members and a
president of the S.M.U.S. competing
for the office.
Cam Gorrie, Junior Member "for
the past year, was premier of the
Boys' Parliament in 1930, and organizer of the Varrity "Y".
Peggy Wales has been secretary of
the A.M.S. for the past two years,
and wa3 previously secretary of the
Literary and Scientific Executive.
Miss Wales is the only woman in her
year taking the combined Arts and
Commerce course.
James Malkin, the Commerce entry, has been treasurer of the A.M.S.
for the 1943-33 term.
...Bernard Brynelsen is well known
as president of S.M.U.S. Previously
he held offices as class secretary for
two years, vice-president of the Engineering Society, and vice-president
of S.M.U.S.
It was wrongly stated in Tuesday's
Ubyssey that Professor Ira Dilworth
designed the gold crest used on the
cover of the forthcoming Letter's
Club Memorial Volume dedicated to
the late Dr. b\ C. Walker. The design was made by Mr. Lionel Haweis,
archivist and commentator of the
club. The article further omitted to
state that a limited number of copies
of the Memorial Volume will be obtainable from Professor Thorleif Larsen at a cost 01 $1.50.
Student Night
Stucbtv.s* night for "Hedda
Gabler" is Wednesday. The
price is 23 cents. The play will
start at 7:15 o'clock.
The Players' Club has made
these arrangements in an effort to suit the convenience of
the majority of students. The
Caf will be open for supper
till 6 o'clock, the theatre doors
will open at 6; it is hoped that
all will thus find it easy to
stay out to see the play.
While the presidential candidates
were fairly well known long before
nomination day, the probable candidates for other offices are still shrouded in darkness. Though nomination
day is just six clays off, only rumors
can be gleaned, even after an exhaustive searc'i.
Junior Member
There is ono definite nomination,
however. Clarence Idyll has announced his intention of running for
Junior Member. Possible opposition
may consist of Jay Gould. Yet perhaps he may run for L.S.E. President, or even not run at all.
Idyll, who is the soph prexy, is
conceded a good chance by the caf
politicians, although they say that
Gould may bo elected if he runs.
For the remaining mens' offices,
there is only one very faint, misty
rumor. Tel Potter, a scienceman, is
considered a possibility for M.U.S.
President. Although no confirmation
has been received of this, he is expected to run by many sciencemen.
In the realm of femininity, the
shadows are more exactly defined.
Kay Bourne will be In the running
for Womens' Undergrad. She has
this year had the distinction of being
the only woman class president. Darrel Gomery, who is on the Arts '36
executive also, in addition to being a
Senior Editor of the "Ubyssey", intends to throw her hat in the secretarial ring.
The W.A.A. has only another whisper—tho name of Molly Locke.
Since nomination day is next Wednesday, a bristling crop of candidates
is expected to appear by the first of
the week.
Hon. G. M. Weir, minister of education, announced in tho Provincial
Legislature on Tuesday that there is
to be a reorganization of the admin
istrative machinery of the University
of British Columbia.
Members To Resign
All nine members of the present
Board of Governors will resign by a
date fixed by the government. They
will all be eligible for reappointment,
but only six will be appointed by the
government—the other three positions
will be filled by senate recommend
The term of office tor the board
will be changed. Two of the new
members will hold office for six years,
two for tour years, and two for two
years. The three appointed by the
senate will hold office tor three years,
but may not serve tor more than six
consecutive years.
Under the new law the faculty
council will consist of the president,
the deans of the faculties, and five
faculty representatives to be elected
annually at a joint meeting of all
faculties. The powers of the body
will be widened in the matter of
university   discipline.
Office of Only Six Years
The minister of education and the
superintendent of education will
cease to be members of the senate.
In future, chancellors may only hold
office for six years, but this does not
apply to Or. McKechnie.
The present members of the Board
of Governors are: Judge Denis Murphy, Chris Spencer, R. L. Reid, K.C.,
Judge J. N. Ellis, B. C. Nicholas, W.
H. Malkin, Mrs. Charles Welsh, P,
J. Burd, and Dr. F. P. Patterson. They
deny the report that they are resigning in protest, and are non-committal regarding the proposed change in
their status.
Travel Secretary
Is Appointed
By N Jtf.U.S.
Services Available to All
Students in Europe
Mr. James R. Johnston of Hart
House, University of Toronto, has
been appointed Travel Secretary of
the National Federation of Canadian
University Students. Mr. Johnston's
services, which will be available free
of charge to students, will be especially valuable to students who wish
to travel very cheaply "on their
own" rather than to students interested in organized tours.
Cheap As Possible
The past few years have seen a tremendous increase in the number of
students crossing the Atlantic during
the summer vacation. Most of these
prefer to travel on their own rather
than to join tours and wish to arrange their trips as cheaply as possible.
Mr. James R. Johnston will spend
the summer months in London for
the express purpose of assisting Can-
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One brown leather glove in or near
Ap. Sc. or Science Building. Finder
please return to Lost and Found Office.
The election speeches of the
candidates for the presidency
of the Alma Mater Society will
be delivered next Monday at
12:15 noon In the Auditorium.
Pep Meet Today
Today takes place the culmination
of weeks of work and preparation on1
the part of the Pep Club, who offer
the greatest, most gigantic, hugest,
funniest, dramaticest Pep Meeting yet
offered to ths bewildered eyes of
students dazed by the magnificence
of the spectacle: in other words, today's Pep meeting will  be good!
Starting early to use up every moment of the available time, Len
Chamberlain and his Trianon orchestra open the program. The Awful
Acts, Inc., presents: "The Shooting
of Dan McSciew." The Heinz Band
emerges from secluded noon-hour rehearsals in tho "Class-next-to-yours"
and offers a spirited rendition of a
soulful gem dear to the hearts of all
at this institute of "Cultchaw."
It takes an orchestra such as Chamberlain's to wheedle their carefully
guarded nicklea from the campus ro-
meos, but it is necessary to charge
for one Pep meeting so that the
others may be paid for,
Lowest Expense Budget in Years
With spring tour now a certainty
through Council's action on Monday,
the Player's Club is settling down
with renewed optimism and energy
to make the Vancouver performance
of "Hedda Gabler" in the University
Theatre next week the anticipated
Twentieth Anniversary
Since this year is the club's twentieth anniversary, special preparations
are being made to celebrate it fittingly, and these have entailed much
more work and thought than usual
for many of the committees during
the play.
Everything, however, is going forward* very smoothly under the careful direction of Miss Margaret Powlett, president, whose business sense
and rigid economy Is responsible for
the lowest expense budget in years.
Colorful Production
The production will not suffer from
this economy. Indeed, In spite of
the rather drab realism which is
usual in Ibsen plays, the Player's
Club presentation, thanks to the imagination of Miss Dorothy Somerset,
director, promises to be as colorful
and interesting in its setting as "Caesar and Cleopara" last year.
The scenery will be in the form of
"stylized realism," with Victorian
drapes for the motif, and modern,
Gordon Craig screens set in front
of curtains. Allan Walsh is stage
manager. The costumes combine the
elegance of the eighties with the
graceful lines of to-day, and promise
to be rmong the most effective ever
won by the club. Hugh Palmer has
designed them, and Hazel Wright has
charge of their manufacture.
Make-up By Students
Properties will be as nearly accurate to the period as it is possible to
secure, and Amy Seed and her committee are having a great time hunting for them. Make-up this year will
probably be done entirely by students
with Vivian Hood as head of the
Business committees are headed by
Bill Whimster as genera] business
manager, and ail revolve about the
ticket committee convened by Betty
Moscovitch, whose hands are full
with this thankless job as tickets
come in to be exchanged and everyone wants the same; best seat.
Direct Advertising
Advertising is in charge of Jay
Gould, and has featured a new
method, the mailing out of 2,000 circulars—with a highly interesting
wood-cut symbolizing the metaphysics of the play—and the following-
up of these by telephone contacts.
Finally, Ma.y McGeer and Stu
Clarke have done yeoman work in
evolving a bcautfiul and elaborate
souvenir program, twice the size of
the usual thing.
Dr. Sedgewick Praises
the Play
—Photo By Artona
Eunice Alexander
Stuart Keate
Prof. Angus Speaks
Before Institute
American and Canadian Re
lations" Is Subject
When the Players' Club presents
Henrik Ibsen's tragedy of "Hedda
Gabler" in the University Theatre
on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of next week, it will celebrate its twentieth birthday by trying its skill on one of the greatest
dramas of all time.
"The most poignant character-tra-
gedy In literature" Is William Archer's description of "Hedda Gabler"}
and critics agree that this play—because it Is neither social nor symbolic
but purely a character study—is tha
most perfectly shaped, the most clear-
cut and direct of all Ibsen's works.
Played by Leading Actresses
"Hedda Gabler" compares only with
the greatest tragedies of Chakespeare
and Sophocles, and the part of Hedda
is one of the finest every written for
a woman. It has been played by the
world's leading actresses.
On Wednesday night students win
have the opportunity of seeing the
first showing of "Hedda Gabler" lo
Western Canada—and that for only
25 cents, an unprecedented price for
such a performance.
Good Theatre
Those who come will find that thay
have enjoyed not only an intellectual
and educational treat, but a real play
as well. For "Hedda Gabler" is more
than a literary masterpiece "for critics only"; it is "good theatre." The
average man may not appreciate its
fine points, but he finds it interesting,
enjoyable and exciting, aa is shown
by the excellent reception now being
given to Miss Eva Le Galllenne's production in New York.
"Hedda Gabler" Is not one of Ibsen's
"conversational pieces".   It is full ef
action,   and   never  dull   or   wordy.
There are constant comings and goings
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New Debate Form
Is Used In States
Consists of Cross Questioning
No Decision Given
On Tuesday, eager students were
inquiring of all and sundry, from
janitors to the President of the
L.S.E. as to the winners of the debate with Washington. But when the
team returned, they had an interesting story to tell of a new form of debate—one in which there is no decision given.
Cross Questioning
The plan is as follows: The first
speaker for the affirmative takes the
floor and speaks. The first speaker
for the negative, after his main address, devotes r.n allotted period to
cross-questioning the first speaker.
The second speaker for the affirmative then speaks, and cross-questions
the first negative man. The second
negative speaker does the same. Following this, the affirmative has a rebuttal.
B. C. Men At Home
Despite   the  fact  that  this  was  an
entirely new medium for the B.  C.
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The lecturer Tor the Saturday evening meeting of the Vancouver Institute will be Professor H. F. Angus,
head of the Department of Economics
of the University of British Columbia.
The subject will be "American and
Canadian Relations."
The lecture will be held in Room
100, the Arts Building, University of
British Columbia. The chair will be
taken at 8:15 by Mr. George E. Winter, President of the Institute.
The B. C. Electric Railway provides
buses at Sasamat street which go directly to the University and wait
there until the close of the lecture.
All Institute lectures are free to the
Gwen Pym Queen
Of Junior Prom
Midst the congenial atmosphere of
the Spanish Grill, Gwen Pym was
crowned Queen of the Junior Prom
by Col. H. T. Logan, Honorary Class
President, last night. Earle Hill supplied thp music for the dancers and
the evening was voted a most success ful one by all present.
The queen was decorated with flowers from florist Sickelmore and received a present of David Spencer
candy. She was elected after a close
race with the Carson twins, Vivian
McKenzie and Mary Young, though
she led her opponents from the start.
Phrateres   Faculty   Tea,    Saturday
March 9.    Take  No.  6 or No. 7 car
from  Broadway  and  Granville.    Get
off at Laurier.    Walk 2 blocks west
to 1696 Laurier.
Council Claims
Greater Powers
AU "A" Positions   Rate   Free
Council suddenly discovered just
exactly how much power they can
exert over this institution. To the
great delight of the rest of the Councillors, President Mather uprooted a
clause which entitled that august
body to change the code as they see
fit with an unanimous vote of Council.
Whereupon Sumner probably made
a wordy and very complete motion
to the effect that all "A" positions
on the campus must be given tickets
to all University social functions. "A"
position holders ore Councillors and
the Editor-in-Chief of Publications,
hence there will be no more dispute
as to whether or not Council or the
Ubyssey get tickets to the dances or
plays or anything else that takes
place on the campus.
Budget for Prom Scheduled
This discovery came as a result of
the Executive of Arts '36 giving themselves complimentaries to their party,
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Noon,    Pep    Meeting,    Len
Chamberlain's Orchestra.
7:00 p.m. Eden Cafe, Canadian
Rugby Club.
3:00 p.m. Brockton Point, Varsity vs.  Occasionals.
3:30 p.m. Phrateres Tea, 3696
Laurier Avenue.
8:15 p.m. Vancouver Institute,
Arts 100, Prof. H. F. Angus,
"American and Canadian
Noon, Presidential Candidates
Speeches, Auditorium.
Presidential Nominations
12:25 p.m. Ap. Sc. 102, Dr. R.
H.  Clark,  "The    Life    and
Work of the Chemical Engineer.
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Friday, March 8, 1935
©lip Ibgaary
(Member C.I.P., P.I.P.A.)
Telephone: Point Grey 206
Issued twice weekly by the Students' Publication Board
of the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
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Four candidates having been nominated for
the,office of A. M. S. president, it is now up to
the students to form intelligent opinions on the
respective merits of these before voting takes
place next Tuesday.
To those who know all the candidates the
matter of deciding the order of their choice
will be quite easy. But the other voters will
have to take steps to become acquainted with
the contestants. For under the preferential ballot system it is necessary not only to choose
the person whom the voter considers best fitted
for the office, but also to indicate the order in
which he would choose the other three if the
first were not elected.
It is therefore necessary that every student
who is not now prepared to vote should inform
himself with regard to the candidates, firstly
by discussion with other students, secondly by
studying the respective platforms as published
in the Ubyssey, and thirdly and above all, by
turning out to hear the campaign speeches next
Monday noon in the Auditorium. For public
speaking ability is one of the major requirements of one who is to lead an organization as
large as the Alma Mater Society of this university.
And finally, every student should, for his
own sake and for his university's sake, take
this election seriously and cast his votes without
fail next Tuesday. *•
With all due respect for the manifold virtues and accomplishments of the other three
candidates, we should, if we are at all intelligent, elect Bernard Brynelsen as president of
the Alma Mater Society. It is time that a scienceman held this office.
Personally, I do not like sciencemen, so,
never having met the gentleman, I presume I
would not like Mr. Brynelsen. Nevertheless,
even though he may, like his constituents,
smell, mentally, morally and physically, I shall
vote for him.
The reasons are obvious to any eye less unobservant than the undergraduate optic.
First is the fact that sciencemen actually
get ideas—and, what is more, occasionally
carry them out. We cannot afford to have another year of the excessive caution and stagnation that has characterized the Council for
many past sessions. Elevation to the Council
seems to carry with it automatically a highly
developed sense of responsibility and a genius
for deliberation, which, though it might be excellent in certain situations, such as the Supreme Court of the United States or a ladies'
sewing circle, is not appropriate in the leaders
of a student body "which is celebrated for its
'umph' ", as a late leader has observed.
The Philosophy Club will hold its
final meeting of the year at the home
of Mrs. H. T. J. Coleman, 2834 W.
41st avenue, on Tuesday, March 12,
at 8 o'clock. Miss Mildred Orr will
review "Menial Health," a recent
bok on Psychology by Howard and
Patry published in January of this
year. Election of officers for the
next year will be held,
The meeting scheduled for March
11 has been postponed to March 18.
Dr. W. A. Dobson, a psychiatrist,
will give an address on nervous disorders to th<2 Pre-Med. Club, on
Tuesday, March 12, In Arts 208. All
interested are welcome.
This week's slam comes from a
member of the Pub Staff who has
characterized Stable Sweepings as
"provincial" and "lacking in general
appeal." The answer to this criticism
is that we are trying to avoid the
use of the unsanitary type of story
which seems to constitute "general
appeal." The whole object of stable
sweeping is to promote sanitary conditions for helpless occupants of the
stable. Thus, since our title is a
symbol of sanitation, it behoves us
to keep the subject matter of the
column in harmony with this theme.
Speaker—Dr. R. H. Clark.
Subject—The Life and Work of the
Chemical Engineer.
Date—Tuesday, March 12.
Time—12:25 noon.
Place-102 Ap.'Sc.
Few students appear to understand clearly
the system known as preferential balloting
which is used in Student Council elections
when there are more than two candidates. It
might therefore be helpful to explain it briefly
In voting, each student is supposed to mark
opposite the name of each candidate a number
indicating whether the candidate is his first,
second, third or fourth choice. All the first
choices so recorded are counted at the end of
the voting period, and if any one candidate has
more than fifty per cent of the total number of
votes he is thereby elected, and the second,
third and fourth choices are disregarded.
But if no one candidate has more than fifty
per cent of the votes, the one who receives the
smallest number of first choices is eliminated,
and the second choices on the ballots on which
he was marked as first choice are credited to
the other three candidates respectively. If no
one yet has more than half of the total votes
the one of the remaining three who has the
lowest number of votes is then likewise eliminated. On the ballots on which he is marked first
choice the second choices are credited to the
other two; and on the ballots on which he was
marked second choice, and which were credited to him on the elimination of the fourth candidate, the third choices are credited to the
other two. Whichever of these has now the
larger number of votes, naturally has over fifty
per cent of them, that is, has been elected by
the votes of over fifty per cent of the students.
Sometimes students who are supporting one
candidate are under the impression that they
can increase his chancos by putting his nearest
Secondly, the election of a scienceman
would help to bring the red-shirted trades
unionists back into the university fold, from
which they are rapidly withdrawing. The recent hoggishness over the Open House program is only one example of this tendency,
which, though it is to be deplored, is only
natural and human when the sciencemen find
that they manage to pull off their projects successfully, and the artsmen are content to lag
behind. With a president of the Council from
science, they will not have the excuse that
the university is run by the inert artsmen.
Thirdly and lastly, if a scienceman is elected, the scarlet peril may find that it is a little
more difficult to make a success of student
government than it is to stand on the sidelines and crab about it.
Besides, I am supposed to have a monopoly
of the crab act in this neck of the woods.
Something should be done about the dictatorial policy of the Council in regard to the
press. In the past week two important measures have been passed by Council without
more than a whisper of them getting out to the
These are the new revised eligibility rules,
and the new regulation calling for two complimentary admission for every Class A officer to
all student functions.
Neither of these are much of a departure
from old regulations, but both are important to
every student, and should not be put over in
this suspiciously sly fashion.
It is due to the fact that the president of
the Council demands the right to censor every
report of Council meetings in the Ubyssey that
you do not hear of such things, and have no
chance to form or express an opinion until
the deed is done. Then it takes a very strong
protest indeed to make the Council reverse
its action.
Applications for membership in the
Historical  SociHy   must   be  in   the
hands of the Secretary by Monday,
March 11.
Membership is open to students interested in history who will be entering their third year next fall. All
applications should be addressed to
Rose Whelan via the Arts Letter Rack.
The British Columbia Holstein-
Freisian Breeders' Association has
donated a cup for dairy cattle judging in connection with the Agassiz
field trip. It is highly probable that
another Breeder's Association will
also donate a cup.
What Aggies Are Saying
Don Black: "I'm giving up early
rising for Lent."
Fred Salisbury: "I missed my calling—I should have been a heart specialist."
rival down as last choice. This however, is an
entirely erroneous idea, because unless the man
whom they are supporting is eliminated altogether, the other choices on his ballot will
not be counted at all.
Thus, by this system, in the event of the
person for whom a student has voted being
proved to have no chance of election, the student is given a chance to vote for the person
whom he considers the next best candidate.
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but leaving Council out.   The tentative budget for the Junior Prom was
shelved until 'he receipts were a little more definite.
Elections for tha Council positions
other than President will be held on
Tuesday, March 19, according to Walter Kennedy, Prasident of M.U.S. Nominations for these offices must be in
the hands of the Secretary by five
In the afternoon of Wednesday,
March 13. The Presidential speeches
will take place in the Auditorium on
Monday, March 11.
Co-ed Gets Profit
Clare Brown had a gleam of triumph
n her eye when she announced the
profit on the Co-ed ball to be 1400.
This money all goes toward the Women's Union Building Fund, which is
steadily coming nearer to Its objective.
The Sophomores and Freshmen may
lose most of the money that each
made on their respective class parties
this year. A fire-extinguisher was
"accidentally" lifted from the University fire-hall on the night of the
Frosh fire last fall, and each class
must pay half of the cost of replacing it.
A definite code was drawn up on
that much-discussed problem of Eligibility. The main points of a rather lengthy report were these: No student can take part in any campus
activity unless they are carrying at
least nine units. If they carry fifteen they must pass in nine; if they
carry twelve they must pass in six
with an average of 55 percent; if they
carry nine they must pass ln six
with an average of 55 percent; if they
carry nine they must pass in six with
an average of 60 percent before they
can participate.
Applies to Upper Classmen
These rulings apply to major clubs
and athletics. Students who do not
reach these standards may play for
second teams, but they are not allowed to travel with any club or team
outside of Vancouver and District.
Freddy Bolton was very insistent
that third and fourth year students
should be exempt from all eligibility,
on the grounds that they should be
able to strike a medium between
studies and other activities without
any aid. He was over-ruled however by the other members of Council, who pointed out that the rulings
were much le3S strict for third and
fourth year students than for the
lower years.
Tour Approved
The Spring Tour of the Playew
Club, long a very doubtful issue, was
definitely approved. The Players will
tour the Interior and Vancouver Island, on the assurance that they will
not incur a deficit of more than |200.
Nine members of the club, including
the seven members of tha cast, will
make the trip.
The Committee's report on the possibility of more playing fields on the
campus was accepted. Areas where
it might be possible to make another
I field seem to be rather scarce on the
campus, the only one that really offers any possibilities being the old
grass hockey field, which will probably be fixed up.
The tug-of-war eliminations were
held at noon on W'edn
grads. pulled the Frosh,
sophomores pulled Hort.
The exhausted rophomorcs'
tugged by the Dairy Stu
this latter mi'ten will be r
give the sopns. a fair chance,
departmoir. fields-1 a team
Animal Husbandry This latter group
was reported to be badly crippled
with spavins (a typy of liver ailment)
The Agronomy team had been previously eliminated. Dr. Barss acted
as judge for the occasion. The finals
take place at Agassiz next Saturday.
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on the stage, sharp clashes between
the leading characters, pistol shots,
and one ot the most exciting climaxes
the theatre haa ever seen.
Dr. Bedgewtck's Opinion
Finally, there is the opinion of no
less an authority than Dr. Sedgewick,
given in a recent interview.   He says:
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Page Three
Graduate Club
Is Inaugurated
Historians Hold Dinner at
Hotel Georgia
The Graduate Historical Association
of the University of British Columbia
made Its first public appearance at
a dinner held in the York Room of
the Hotel Georgia, March 2. The
large attendance of both University
students and graduates showed the
widespread interest in history and
akin subjects -ind foretells a successful future for the new organization.
Miss Helen Boutilier, president of
the Graduate Society presided. Among
the guests of honour were Dr. W. N.
and Mrs. Sago, Mr. E. W. Keenlyside
and Mr. R. L. Reid.
As was most fitting Dr. Sage was
the speaker of the evening. His topic
waa "History of History in the University of British Columbia."
Opening his address with a short
history of thi University Dr. Sage
explained that, although it was the
youngest in Canada its existence was
planned as early as 1877 by John Jes-
sop, then Superintendent of Education.
Until the coming of Dr. Mack Eastman in 1915 history had held a very
minor position among the courses.
With his arrival economics and history made their appearance and early
ln his administatlon modern history
won the important place it has since
held. Dr. Sage came to the teaching
staff in 1918 and in 1921 the rapid
growth In popularity of history merited tho appointment of Professor F.
H. Soward. Dr. Eastman's outstanding
work resulted In his appointment to
a more important post and Dr. D. C.
Hervey became head of the department until 1931 when he was succeeded by Dr. Sage.
The department of history now includes Professor A. C. Cooke, appointed in 1929. From a non-existent
department it has grown to a comprehensive and specialized selection
of courses.
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1. A Research Studentship and Research Exhibitions are offered for
competition in July 1935.
2. One Strathcona Research Studentship of the annual value of £150
is offered for competition amongst
Research Stduents who are graduates of any University other than
Cambridge. If the successful candidate is already in residence at the
College his tenure of the Studentship
will be for one year only; if he has
not commenced residence he will be
elected for two years, subject as regards the second year of his tenure to
the College being satisfied with his
progress during the first year.
Two Strathcona Exhibitions of the
annual value of £40 are also offered
for competition under the same conditions as the Studentship.
See Registrar for further details.
AeMeSe    Pl^Se    Seeker
Present llatforms
(Continued from Page 1)
adian undergraduates In every way
possible. Mr. Johnston is a graduate
of the University of Toronto and was
for many years on the staff of Hart
House. He spent a winter at the
London School oi Economics and later travelled extensively in Europe.
He thus was able to make many valuable connections in England, France,
Germany and Russia and being a
Canadian he understands what the
Canadian student, • travelling cheaply
and wishing to use his time to the
best advantage, needs. Last year he
made his headquarters at London
House, a residence for overseas students and greatly used by Canadians
attending the University of London,
and each day went to Canada House,
where he got in touch with Canadian
Laat Year
Last year a cottage was rented
about thirty miles from London in
one of the most beautiful parts of
Kent. Here Canadians could spend
a night or, more often, a week-end
and be certain of meeting students
from other countries. Hiking, swimming and other sports formed the
foundation of valuable friendships.
Many small groups visited Canterbury where the parents of the Warden of Hart House ent3«,ta^e*d them
in their old 13th oenturv house and
then took them through the Cathedral. In London a luncheon club
was formed within a hu.dred yard*
of Trafalgar Square where ideas un
travelling were exchang*l.
Same This Year
It was r.ynd that last yiur'r exnav-
iment filled such an obvious need
that the same plan is to be carried
out again this toming summer and
Mr. Johnston is intending to go over
to England townHs the- end of April
The National Fed'.-ratiMi of Cnnnr!'*,,
University SUiden's, vk'.ch has lonsj
desired to develop the oveise.is ii.lo
of its work, has ,13'tc.l Mi Johnston
to act as Travel Secretary of the
N.F.C.U.S., in which capacity he will
be at the disposal of .undergraduates
from any Canadian University who
may find themselves in London.
Any students in the University who
are going to Europe are advised to
get in touch with him either now at
Hart House, University of Toronto,
or through Canada House, London.
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Editor, Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Since I am .Eking the members of
the Alma Mater Society to elect me
to the office of President of that
body, it is only fair that I should
give them some idea of what I propose to do if elected.
It will be readily understood that
a platform In itself Is of no consequence. The problems coming before the President of the A.M.S. do
not vary greatly from year to year.
Of necessity the platforms of each
succeeding candidate will be moulded along similar lines.
In general, I shall try in all things
to do what is in the best interests of
the A.M.S. and of the University.
In particular I would try to secure
a longer noon recess so that interclass athletics for men and women
might be developed more extensively
To accomodate these noon activities
more playing fields would be neces
sary. I believe some of the unused
fields close to the buildings could
and should be utilized for this purpose. With these Improved athletic
facilities we should be able to encourage inter-collegiate sport to a
greater degree than in the past.
I have proposals to offer for Insurance covering the whole student
body which will be offered for your
consideration in due time.
The above remarks have only briefly outlined my proposed program. 1
hope in the future to have the opportunity of placing them before you
in greater detail
Yours truly,
B. Brynelsen.
To the members of the Alma Mater
Due to the nature of the duties of
the office of president I feel that it is
inadvisable to outline a policy which
would in any way incumber a Council in the free expression of its own
policies.   However, I favor:
1. The program of extending and
Improving field facilities as initiated
by the present Council, but on a conservative financial basis. I feel wild
borrowing of money is not in our
best interests, but I do favor building more playing fields when we have
money in hand or when it can be
borrowed on a yearly basis in small
2. Considering that the present plan
being followed by the women to finance a Women's Union Building
shows no sigiu of attaining its end
for many years, 1 propose that the
social and recreational interests of
this campus slv.uld be furthered by
initiating a movement to obtain an
agreement with the Board of Governors regarding future financing of
the project. Such a recreational center is undoubtedly needed, but cannot be built before two or three
years from now. I feel, however,
that the matter of initial financing
should be attempted next year.
Regarding the duties of president,
from my experience on Council this
year I feel that the most necessary
qualifications for the office are, first,
the ability to cope with situations
with diplomacy and decision as they
arise and secondly, to enthusiastically
and energetically initiate and carry
out such plans and projects as are in
the best Interests of the Alma Mater
I feel capable of fulfilling these
qualifications and hope I may have
the support of the Student Body in
order to prove so.
Cam Gorrie
To the Members of the Alma Mater
I wish to present my platform for
the Presidency of the Alma Mater
Society. But may I preface my remarks by saying I do not Intend to
make any "election promises"—which
usually prove impossible to fulfill.
However, the following remarks may
be sufficient to show you the kind
of policy I would do my utmost to
carry out if elected:
1. Inter-Collegiate sport with American Collegei has come to stay. Although I would sooner see Canadians
play Canadian games with Canadians,
we have been forced to take up our
present position and we should back
American Inter-Collegiate sport to
the limit.
2. No more playing fields should
be built until the upper playing field
and the stadium field have been put
into good shape, or until the stadium
itself is buUt.
3. There had been talk In the papers of the re-organlzation of the
University. It Is rumored that Faculty Council is io have more power
in regard to Student Discipline. If
elected I would do my utmost to
keep Government of the students
where it should be—in the students
own hands. We are quite capable of
handling our own affairs.
In conclusion, may I say that I
feel that the last two years on Council in the capacity of Treasurer, has
put me in as good a position as anyone to carry on next year in the
position of President if you, the voters, see fit.
J. M. Malkin
To the members of the Alma Mater
Through th* courtesy of the Ubyssey, I take this opportunity to ask
your consideration of my candidature for President of the Alma Mater
My experience on Council during
the past two years has made it quite
clear to rm that it is almost impossible to make definite statements now
as to what should be the policy of
the next Students' Council. 1 do not
think it wise, therefore, to take a
definite stand on specific problems
of which the entire circumstances are
as yet unknown.
Concerning Ihe larger problems of
general policy, however, I believe tha
student body should select definite
goals and work toward them with all
the energy of which it is capable.
Two of these goals, In my opinion,
are the Union Building and an adequate system of playing fields.
1. This spring a Federal election
will be held, and whichever party
is elected will be pledged to a public works program. It is my belief
that both provincial and federal representatives should be approached
with a view to having both the Union
Building and additional playing fields
included In any program of public
works. These projects would involve
the expenditure of large sums of
money; but if the Alma Mater Society were willing to put up dollar
for dollar (up to a maximum of thirty or forty thousand dollars) with
the Dominion or Province, there is
every reason to believe that the government would look favorably on
such a proposal. The contribution of
the Alma Mater Society could be
raised by an issue of debenture bonds.
2. Before making any further expenditure on playing fields, whether
under the above plan or otherwise, we
should have a permanent plan of
playing fields drawn up by competent engineers and architects.
3. Regarding general athletic policy,
I think that inter-collegiate competition (both Canadian and Internation
al)   should  be encouraged  wherever
financially feasible.
4. I propose, also, that the faculty
be approached with a view to having
the recently organized public speaking classes made a regular part of
the university curriculum with academic credit being given to those enrolled.
5. A system of limited awards could
be worked out for members of the
Pep Club in recognition of their valuable services.
6. A systematized manner of planning activities which continue after
the close of thc session i? obviously
I propose to budget for a Spring
Tour in the fall term, providing we
receive the intelligent co-operation
of the Club in keeping expenses as
low as possible.
7. In order to do justice to the engineers and at the same time expand
their idea, I would suggest that the
Faculties of Arts and Agriculture
hold an "Open House Day" on the
alternate years, thus making some
part of the University open to public inspection every year.
8. Finance must, as always, be conservative, and I do not think we
should budget for a large surplus.
We should not, however, leave a deficit for any succeeding Council, but
rather, a moderate amount with which
it can carry on until the opening
of the following term.
I do not present these suggestions
as promises flthough if elected I
would do my utmost to bring about
their realization. As I pointed out
before, however, I have found that
most of the problems which confront
Council have to be solved in the
light of their own special circumstances.
If elected, I would endeavor to
co-operate with the various departments and to support a balanced and
intelligent program of student activities.
Yours sincerely,
Peggy Wales
Physics Club Discuss
Isaac Newton
At <t open i i ting in Sc. 200, at
showed the great genius of Sir Isaac Newton, who is regarded as the
greatest scientist the world has ever
Morris Bloom, the first speaker,
sketched the life and work of Newton. He was occupied in almost every branch of science, and his discoveries and laws are at the basis
of our modern knowledge. His complete works are published In his
"Principia Mathematical a book
which is regarded by such men as
Voltaire, Laplace, and Lagrange, as
the gretest accomplishment of human intellect in history.
Newton's discoveries In optics were
expounded by George Mossop, who
demonstrated some of his earlier experiments with prisms and lenses,
and showed ihe well-known "Newton's rings" as well as other diffraction phenomena. He explained Newton's Investigations in aberration, and
his reflecting telescope, for the construction of which he was elected
to the Royal Society.
Henry Clayton, the third speaker,
discussed Newton's work in mechanics Newton stated three fundamental laws, and by them explained the
motion of all the heavenly bodies.
Finding the mathematics of his time
inadequate, he invented his "flux-
Ions", now known as differential calculus, and regarded as one of his
greatest contributions.
There will be a meeting of L'Alouette and La Causerie on Tuesday,
March 12, In Room 201 at noon.
(Continued from Page D
team, both Conway and Gould were
perfectly at home in it. All observers
agreed that they acquitted themselves
very creditably. In their own words,
they had a "marvellous time" on the
May Be Return Debate
The executive of the Forum wish
to demonstrate this form of debate
to students here, and, as a result of
Jhe enthusiastic endorsements of
Conway and Gould, are trying to arrange a return contest to be held In
Arts 100 within the next two weeks.
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The award of the McCharles Prize,
instituted by the University of Toronto, will shortly be considered. This
is a distinguished prize for engineers,
inventors and scientific research
workers. It carries not only a very
high honour but a cash value of one
thousand dollars. The first award
was made in 1910, a second during
the war, one in 1924, one in 1933 and
the present occasion would constitute the fifth.
This prize was established in connection with the bequest of the late
Aeneas McCharles of the value of
$10,000, and is awarded on the following terms and conditions contained
in the bequeBt and authorized by the
governors of the University of Toronto, namely, that the interest therefrom shall be given from time to
time, but not necessarily every year,
like the Nobel prizes in a small way:
(1) To any Canadian from one end
of the country to the other, and
whether student or not ,who invents
or discovers any new and improved
process for the treatment of Canadian
ores or minerals of any kind, after
such process has been proved to be
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(2) or for any important discovery,
invention or device by any Canadian
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electricity in supplying power and
(3) 05 for any marked public distinction' achieved by any Canadian
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Friday, March 8, 1935
Soccermen Will
Play  Maccabees
In League Game
Possibility of Leading Vancouver and District
League at Stake
Wolfe and Kozoolin Injured
Student Soccermen face their toughest assignment to date
Saturday when they meet the league-leading Maccabees at Kerrisdale Park, the kick-off being scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
The Fraternal eleven, still smarting from cup-tie setbacks
they have received recently, are out to maintain their position at
the top of the V. & D. First Division ladder, where they share
the honour with Vancouver Liberals, and it would please them
especially if they could down the Thunderbirds tomorrow, as
the latter are the only squad in the loop with a mathematical
chance of overtaking them.
Arts '37 Take Interclass
Basketball Finals
Varsity, who would have been favoured to take the week-end title ordinarily, will be seriously handicapped
this time through the absence of BUI
Wolfe who is fondly nursing a torn
tendon, and through the partial disability of Captain Paul Kozoolin who
received a deep cut over his eye in
last week's game with the Vikings.
However, with characteristic "fight"
the Thunderbirds will go through
their paces tomorrow, and may possibly surprise even themselves by
bringing home the proverbial bacon.
The team will be chosen from:
Oreenwood, Quayle, Sutherland,
Thurber, Kozoclin, Stewart, Irish,
Munday, MacDougall, Todd (L), Todd
Pawl Kozoolin
English Rugby 160
Pound Team Practice
There will be a practice for
the 160 pound team on Saturday at 12; 15. The following
men are asked to turn out: S.
Griffin, J. Whitelaw, P. Trussel, G. Cunningham, W. Stokvis, P. Ellis, N. Hager, L. Wilson, Linklater, Brown, Gibson,
Porter, Pierce, McMullen,
Copp, Housser and A. Johnson.
A letter ha3 been received by the
editor from someone who signs himself "An abashed sophomore." This
con not be published until he signs
his correct name.
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The more athletic members of Arts
'37 banded together ln a basketball
team defeated a group of Science '35
worthies and Bugs Bardsley In the
lnter-class basketball finals 29-13,
Fred Bolton, Men's Athletic Representative, did all in his power to
make the game a rough house affair
rather than a game of basketball. He
was ably assisted by the other members of the Science crew and Arts-
men Quayle. Quayle was under the
erroneous impression at first that tlva
game was basketball and that he
couldn't use the tactics he used on
the football field. However, when
he saw with what enjoyment the
Sciencemen bounced people around
and committed fouls galore, he entered into the spirit of the game.
Bardsley Lousy
Bardsley, who is considered to be
quite a basketball player, is no great
shakes as a referee. Desiring to see
the Sciencemen win he allowed any
Infractions of the rules to take place
and spoiled what might have been a
very good game.
During the opening minutes of the
game it looked as if the embryo engineers would take the finals. Phillips opened the scoring for the red
shirts by sinking a basket within 30
seconds of tho opening whistle.
The two teams continued to sink
basket for basket for a time. The
Artsmen were somewhat amazed at
the tactics of the Sciencemen and not
till late ln the opening half did they
begin to show any life. The half-
tune score ended 15-11 in favour of
the culture students.
Second Half All Out
In the second half the Artsmen ran
riot scoring seme 14 points to 2 for
the engineers. McKee and Quayle
were outstanding for the victors in
this canto, breaking through the Red-
shirt defense at will. Bardsley was
outstanding for the losers, as a non-
combatant, Phillips leading the red-
shirts in points.
D. C. S. Macdonald
Occasionals And
Student Ruggers
Clash Saturday
Traditional   Rivals   To   Decide   Year's
Last Appearance of Thunderbirds
"Brotherly love" may be a proverbial expression, but none
of it is wasted on the field at Brockton when the Thunderbirds
met their graduate brothers, the Occasionals.
So far, at the end of two gory battles, the score is tied at one
all for the season, so the two teams have decided to fight it out
v*— next Saturday.
The 'Bugs'ome Score
Science '35—Phillips (7), Bolton (1),
Mortimer, Rader  (5).   Total—13.
Arts '37 - McKee (10), Idyll (6),
Quayle (5), Turner (4), McLachlan
(4).   Total-29.
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Inter - Faculty
Track Meet
The inter-faculty track meet
which was supposed to take
place on Wednesday, March 6,
has been postponed because of
the soggy conditions of the
track on that day. If weather
conditions are sufficiently improved by next Wednesday the
meet will take place then.
There are two more track
events coming up in the remaining part of this month:
the first an inter-class meet on
Wednesday, 20th, and the second between U.B.C. and the
College of Puget Sound on the
following Wednesday.
Blue Ribbons
To Play Here
Next Friday
The Thunderbird basketball team
which so unkindly bounced the Adanacs from the running r.ot so long
ago will be facing even tougher opposition when they take on the famous Blue Ribbons from Victoria next
Friday. This team, which surprised
everyone, including themselves to
win the Dominion crown two years
ago, is undoubtedly the greatest obstacle in the Thunderbir.is mythical
ever-narrowing flight to this same
The Victoria boys were admittedly
lucky when they sent all opposition
flying in 1933. It may be remembered
by the older students of this institution that the first of a two game series between the coffee-dealers and
Varsity, was won by the latter by
fourteen points. However, In the second tilt in Victoria, the home team
won by enough points to take the
title. The eastern opposition was relatively feeble.
But last year, although the Ribbons
had lost two of their best players, the
Patrick brothers, they were considered very unlucky to hav« lost to
Province in the Provincial playdowns.
They were outscored by one point in
five games, but on the run of play
deserved to win.
This year the old team is practic-
This, to let you in on a little secret is looked forward to by the rugby-following fraternity of Vancouver
as likely to be THE battle of the
century—or at least of 1935. I have
my doubts, indeed, if it will be any
better than thc epic All-Black game,
from which rugger history now dates,
but it is just possible that it may.
At any rate, it will be well worth
two-bits, a quartah of n dollah, or
only ONE thin dime for a lady, of
anybody's money.
Also, it will POSITIVELY be the
last appearance on any rugby field
this season. If you have not witnessed this wonderful team in action, come and see it! If you have,
you won't need to be invited.
Brocktqn Point, at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon will be the scene of
this epic struggle.
Ted Madeley
ally intact, and a few recruits have
been added who make their presence
very definitely felt. The Ribbons
have beaten Adanacs twice this year,
in Victoria and in New Westminster,
and have beaten the fallen Province
hoopsters once, in spite of the fact
that the Newsies had the great Bob
Osborne in their lineup.
The series this year is to be the
best three of five games. The first
two are scheduled for Friday and
Saturday, March 15 and 16, in the
Varsity gym, ind the rest will ba in
the Capital City starting the following Monday. The winner of this
playoff will be the overwhelming favorite for the Dominion Championship.
Kemp Edmonds
Taylor Defies  Dreaded   Ogre Of Castle;
Finds Treasure Trove Of Silverware
Punlness In sport. Some misguided
city wit actually penned that phrase
in reference to Varsity's athletic endeavors. Then, of course, he would
naturally back his statement up with
the American football whitewashes
when a Canadian rugby squad couldn't
change overnight and consequently
was no match for crack American college teams.
Trophy Case Shunned
Since the recent winning of rugby
and basketball championships, undoubtedly opinion has changed in
regard to Varsity teams. But this is
no monetary splurge of athletic consciousness. Rather, blue and gold
teams, during the last twenty years,
have played on just about every field
and In every gym In Vancouver. And
what is more important, just about
every form of inter-class athletic
competition has been attempted. Witness the trophy case.
First of all, tnere is definitely a
trophy case. But, safe in the sacred
precincts of King John's palace, it
passes an ignominious life. Old Bill,
the museum curator, comes fairly
regularly to make additions or subtractions to his collection, and the
janitor, not so regularly, to remove
the dust. Bu*. apart from that, students pass the case by like an Oxford  Group meeting.
Nevertheless, there is enough silverware present to ressemble a pawnbroker's1 paradise. In all, there are
28 pieces—some small, some big, some
plain, some ornate—but all characteristically the same, in that they need
a cleaning in the worst way.
World's Champion Basketball Cup
The gem of the collection belongs
to the co-eds and is not a cup but a
handsome vase. Back in 1930 (one
of Mr. Page's off years) the girls
dropped their homework long enough
to win a B.C. hoopla title. Then
through public subscription they kept
on going, to win the Dominion title.
But here's the surprise. They travelled to Prague and returned to the
campus with this vase, emblematic
of the Womens World Basketball
By clever gymnastics and the removal of somo dust, Don Macdonald,
the chief identifier, managed to ascertain the history of three more basketball trophies. One is an appreciation trophy presented by the Vancouver District Basketball League to
the senior men's squad and the other
two are a Girl's Athletic Basketball
Cup last competed for in 1917 and
a Senior Girl's Basketball trophy presented by Lisle Fraser.
Basketball Deflated
A somewhat deflated basketball is
all that is left to bring back memories
of a great team that defeated the St.
Catherine Gratis. Likewise, the lid
of the McKechnie cup remains to
show that we have finished at the
top of the rugby heap before. Further strength in rugby is shown by
the possession ol the H. H. Brown
Cup for annual competition between
the Vancouver Island Athletic Association and Varsity and the Keith Pacific Coast challenge trophy.
A big bruii.er in the center of the
case is the Governor's Cup, put up
for inter-faculty competition. It is
a peach. Then there are the interfaculty cups for track and for the
Arts '20 road race.
Inter-class Trophies
At least, wo've found out why the
boys go all om in their noon hour
games in the gym and soccer field.
There is a swell looking inter-class
basketball trophy presented by Science '32 and an equally attractive
soccer cup presented by the Soccer
Club. Other trophies up for interclass competition are the A, Thornton Fell Track Cup, the Spencer's
Cup for Women's Track Competition,
a relay cup, and the Allan Boultbee
Challenge Trophy for the swimmers.
Personal Trophies
If you're set on a personal engraving, you have three cups to choose
from. There is the Brenton S. Brown
Golf Cup for cnnual competition, the
cross-country if you have deep
lungs and rubber legs, and the Tennis Club Challenge Cup if you feel
like you can take Bardsley.
There Is an air of mystery enshrouding the two remaining cups.
One is a small tarnished trophy completely cutshadowed by its mates. It
was presented to L.L.D.S., whoever
that is, by Ar*3 '15. Varsity was then
known as McGill University College
of British Columbia. The other is
Bob Brown's Canadian Rugby Cup.
Even Bolton knows it's a mistake for
us to have a Canadian rugby cup this
Milton Taylor
(See John Prior)
English Rugby
(See Ted Madeley)
All  applications  must   be   in
before  Tuesday,   March  12th


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