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MONTGOMERY, '27 LOCAL EDITORS WESLEYETTES .IDA WILKINSON, '25 ATHLETICS R. M. FRAYNE, B.A. BUSINESS MANAGER E. A. ARMSTRONG, '27 ASST. BUSINESS MANAGER LLOYD BORLAND, '27 CIRCULATION MANAGER EARL GRIGGS, '25 ASSISTANTS ........ LYLE HOPKINS, '27 PEARSON GRIGGS, '26 ASSISTANTS CONTENTS CONfENTS PRIZE WINNING STORY, "CONQUEST OF FEAR," PRIZE WINNING STO~By DAVID OWEN. "THE COLLEGE DOG." "KRIS"GOES TO OXFORD. CL~SS CLASS WRITE-UPS WRITE-UPS. EDITORIALS. OVER THE BALCONY. LOCALS AND PERSONALS. COLLEGE COLORS. THE CROSS-WORD POET. RELIGIOUS. ALUMNI. ATHLETICS. 8 VOX WESLEYANA PRIZE-WINNING SHORT STORY PRIZE·WINNING SHORT THE CONQUEST OF FEAR (By David Owen) Grave Hill is well named: not alone for the mound that covers the victims of Suetonius, but also for the living who bury their lives in that village. It is a tomb, "but a beautiful one. Around it for walls are the high mountains, and for dirge it has the low murmur of the sea. That its inhabitants are dead you may believe 'because they do not know the beauty of the mountains and do not hear the call of the sea. Here, in Grave Hill, lived Mary Williams. She was tall, straight, and strong. Although lined and coarsened, .her face retained its nobility of feature,and its austerity was softened into a quality of womanliness by a sympathy that lit the eyes. Always calm, mostly silent, she was known as a woman who lived under a shadow. That gloomiest Oalvinism of Zoar was not calculated to disperse the shadow; and Mary's testimony was always 'an acknowledgement that God in His wisdom gives us strength according to our day. Everybody knew what had thrown this shadow over Mary's life, and why she devoted herself wholly to her aged father. With him she was content to live in a small house of unhewn stone. The stucco front house is the sure sign of civilization's advance into Grave Hill: and more than once had Mary refused such a home. Because everybody knew, nobody .talked about it. But if you, a stranger, went into the village and satisfied their curiosity about yourself, they would readily tell you the story. It happened long ago. With quaint expressions and some touches of superstition they would tell you of a courtship not as matter-of-fact as was usual in Grave Hill, where romance is almost unknown. This only because Mary Williams herself was different, and her lover came from Llanddwyn, the lighthouse station not far distant. One who could repeat Taliessin's fiery odes and sing Modred's song that once made Plinlimmon bow, whose pennillion-singing made dull eyes open to see the beauty all around, who could melt the ever-watchful deacons of Zoar with pagan ballads, enjoyed peculiar distinction in Grave Hill. They would tell of the awful storm on the bridal night; af the wreck, the fraillife-boat's perilous launch, the successful rescue from the doomed ship; of the overloaded life-boat, and its disappearance into the surging waters. They would tell how the bridegroom of 'a day fought storm and tide while his bride scanned the dark waters; how with superhuman strength he swam the bay, at last gained the quieter harbour; how at morning he was found lifeless, clinging to the hawser of a ship that rode at anchor, All this was before my time, and it may be that the horror VOX WESLEYANA 9 of that night increases as the story is told. With Grave Hill it is becoming 'a story of weather rather than tragedy, for Grave Hill, being some six miles distant, is remote from Llanddwyn. After all, in very few years we forget our own losses,and how shall we remember those of other people? But I know Mary Williams did not forget. People said it was "hierath"-yearning. If you watched you might see that it was more than yearning. The Celt in her was strong: and the sea had become a huge monster, all mouth and always hungry. "The sea is hungry, w~ must bear many sons," say the Celts of France. Mary did not look at the sea, even when the setting sun made it a sea of geld. It was not surprising, then, that when the whole body ofvillagers went down to the sea on the customary picnic during the dog-days of August, she remained in Grave Hill. By my time, nobody expected her to go, and nobody mentioned the matter to her. She would prepare her father's lunch, and he, with the glee that age shares with childhood, would join his cronies on the pilgrimage. It was on one of those holidays that the great storm came. From a painfully bright day that made the sea a burnished mirror, and filled the mountain villages with flashing window lights, it had changed toa dull oppressive day with a lowering sky. Low rumblings from distant quarries sounded like muttered grumblings of the nature-beast, The light-house keeper trimmed his lamps early, and the few inhabitants of Lladdwyn, all fishermen, did not put out to sea. Late in the afternoon the wind freshened into ominous gusts; and before the Grave Hill people could set out for home in the gathering night, the storm broke. Such a storm it was! Ear-splitting peals of thunder reverberated through the hills, and lightning flashes revealed the black rocks of that rugged coast and the white spume of boiling waves. The beast was aroused to full fury. Meanwhile, perched high on dark rocks, the squat white tower shot its beam regularly over.thecauldron of the sea. Grave Hill cowered in those few huts, and thought fearfully of vessels at sea who should fight the storm : not your trim liner or your frowsy tramp, for the one glides and the other butts through, hut the humble wind-jammer who hugs the coast -the ship that is precious to the mother and handsome to the maid because she hears our boy. . Grave Hill doesn't know how Mary crossed the hill and the sand-dunes in that storm, but she did. It was fear for her aged father that led her. But Grave Hill, which is Calvinistic, sees behind it far more than that. However that maybe, Mary's face was grim with the struggle, and she hadn't breath to reply to kindly intentioned protestations that faher would have been well cared for. It was not long after her arrival that we heard the sharp 10 VOX WESLEYANA report of the signal cannon, and the whine of the rocket. The peculiar noise made itself heard above the bellowings of the storm. With cries of horror, young and old made their way out into the night, There across the bay, we saw the hulk of a vessel lying across a reef. Huge breakers crashed it repeatedly into the merciless rocks, and its gaunt masts and spars appealed like fleshless arms for help. May I never behold another such spectacle! Every lurch of the helpless vessel was to me like a knife drawn across the ragged ends of bared nerves. We were that doomed vessel! There was no speech; only inarticulate cries. What lamentations there were when somebody identified it as the Garibaldi, of Carnarvon! Here where once the Roman conqueror beheld women inciting their men to valour, we beheld something not less elemental. Like the man breaking the sod, and the endless adventure of love, this agony of mothers will never die though dynasties pas's and war's annals cloud into night. The life-boat was launched. By their silence we knew the men had little hope. Their struggle against the waves was heroic. The white beam sought them out as they wallowed in the troughs and rode the unstable crests. It does seem as though the horror of that night was too great to find expression. We .; can only describe by comparison, and out of our more or less limited experience. How can I find words to tell of those awful hours, so intense, so full of fear, that they were centuries long? I thought of Marlowe's Faust, where the Evil One comes to claim his victim 'amid all the raging of the elements. Then came the thrill of gratitude and admiration as the more experienced men cried out that the incredibly difficult task was done, and the rescue from the broken ship was accomplished. To me it seemed impossible that the rescuers could approach the Garibaldi as she lay buffetted on the reef. And now the return journey is to be made! We lived hard as the boat turned herself tremblingly shoreward. Again the light found her intermittently. We saw the straining figures at the oars; prayed desperately as they were engulfed by the waves; and thrilled as they mounted the melting hills. Nearer and nearer to the shore came the life-boat. The prospect of relaxation brought our straining nerves to the breaking point. It was not seen by all, for the light could not follow the boat properly. But the more quick-witted saw it, and a deep cry arose that told everybody. The life-boat had struck the inshore rocks, and its light frame was being ground to pulp. The exhausted men had little chance to fight, and the darkness blotted their death struggle from our eyes. Again nobody knows exactly how she did it, but before we had really plumbed the deep horror of it all, a demented group by the sandier shore-line beheld 'a tall figure sorely buffetted and VOX WESLEYANA 11 panting with effort, dragging a silent form to the water's edge. The figure went back. At last when it was realized what this meant, the big and strong went out on the same perilous errand of mercy. Not all were saved, 'and it was a sad and chastened people that went back to Grave Hill. But eleven men owed their lives to Mary Williams, and from many lips her name fell like a benediction. Never shall I forget that night. It was later, however, that its full meaning came. Is it possible for you to imagine the eisteddfod-the singing festival? It was the one day that the district of the "Great Mountain" lived. All the clamours and gaities of the Fair were there, with "Egyptians" and their roguery and finery; races. sheep-dog trails, and bards. Ludicrous old men would dress themselves in white robes and adorn their thinning temples with leafy fillets. Bowed and wrinkled grand-dames with prodigious knitting an& characteristic tall hats congregated and piped neighbourly gossip in shrill quaverings. There came the singing, and the sweet-toned harps, played now with majestic sweeps, and then with sweet tinklings like the distant sheep bell at eventide; the mystery and gloom and wildness of those Calvinistic hymns sung in minor melodies; the fierce words of the bard as he denounced "the foeman, the seed of the serpent"-in this land of peace! We talk of nationalism, and history is full of its turmoil, and men have toiled desperately to preserve it; yet here, after many 'centuries, two hundred miles distant from London, the Saxon is in an alien land. Here the soul of a people lives in its song. It was the pennilllon-singlng that told the full meaning of that night. A survival of the days when around the hearth the bard sang of heroes and heroic deeds in rugged verse, this pennillion- singing means that the singer must make his verse and melody as he sings. And it is not always crude. It was not that day, las Mary sang sweetly of the be~.vty of home, and of the mountains, and of the singing brooks' that gaily bicker down their sides. . . . And when she sang of the "olden, the golden sea of Wales" the listeners realized what that night had meant to her. If your spirit has been in thralldom to a great fear, and you brave that fear for the sake of others, then that valiant act brings deliverance. The shadow of the sea had gone. Grave Hill said also that the hierath had ceased. That was not true; the hierath is there, but it goes hand in hand with hope. And they are a delightful if tremulous pair. 12 VOX WESLEYANA THE COLLEGE DOG "Scraps that he picks up, here, there and everywhere." If these sage opinions of a mere canine appear in print you ma,v thank the gray cat. My worthy kitchen colleague commanded that I take my pen in paw, as he has already insisted that there are more things thought of in the mind of a quadruped than are dreamt of in the realm of human beings. Such is only a 'biased catty view. The fact that I may appear well versed in all subjects from anthrology to calculus and am undaunted by the words karyokinesis, or Pithecanthropos erectus, does not proclaim me a prodigy of dog-land. Fate has indeed turned the wheel of fortune in my favour. Environment alone has made me what lam, whatever the gray cat may say. There has been but little to disturb the even tenor of my way this winter. One morn, however, I thought my undisputed sway was on the decline. On going out to sniff the icy zephyrs. I encountered an animal of the wilds at our very door. At first I decided to fight it out with him then and there, but as smiling faces 'appeared from all directions I thought it better to end the comedy. It was just as well. The thing was dumb. The other day I overheard a Sophomore grumble something about Freshettes and onions. The following Saturday, the VOX WESLEYANA 13 laundry-room reeked with the concentrated essence of that fragrant vegetable. If the Freshettes are responsible they may consider themselves no friends of mine. Saturday last, I found myself in the vicinity of the Amphitheatre. Far a:bove the din, roar and whack of wood against wood, .I heard the familiar voice of our Senior Stick: "Come on, Wesley! Line up, boys! Line up!" A few minutes later a great cheer arose. I didn't inform the dogs of the neighborhood why I barked so vociferously. Rest assured, I watch with interest all College activities. I might well tell much but it wouldn't be playing fair. Your ups and downs are mine. I regret exceedingly when you get deep apple pie for dinner and rejoice with you when pork chops appear. Yes, I enjoy the bones. Just now, I am feeling blue. I did not get a Valentine. -Ruffles, '26. WILHELM KRISTJANSON GOES TO OXFORD "The dream of years has come true; I am going to Oxford," were the words with which Will. Kristjanson greeted the award of the I.O.D.E. Overseas Scholarship for 1925. This 'award seems but another step in the development of a sort of unofficial affiliation of the LO.D.E., Wesley College, and Oxford; for, besides sending to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars, Skuli Johnson, W. J. Rose, Alfred Ewert, William Nason Wmia G. P. R. Tallin m Nason, and Wesley has on her present staff one Rhodes Scholar, Prof. Skuli Johnson, and two I.O.D.E. Oxford Scholars Asst. Prof. W. Kirkconnell , two and Mr. A. C. Cook, while Edward White, who graduated from Wesley in Arts last spring, was here as a recipient of a Saskatchewan I.O.D.E. scholarship. Saskatche "Kris" wan LO.D.E. scholarship.: disturb the serenity of old Oxford with lusty "Ijis" and ringing "Buka lakas." It is not known whether Kris registered as an undergraduate in the Public School at Otto, Man., merely for local and personal reasons, or because he had already seen through his dreams the open portals of the historic university town. It has been quite obvious, however, that, since that day, nearly every important decision he has made, or forward step he has taken, has led him closer and closer to the gates of that centre of culture and learning. 4. 14 ",. VOX WESLEYANA The main interruption in his academic career was the exacting 'and gruelling three-years' war experience beyond the sea. He served with the 44th Battalion in France, was wounded at Vimy, returned to England, transferred to the R.A.F., and obtained his lieutenant's commission. Since his return, Kris has heard the crack of many a starter's pistol and has crossed many a chalk-line, athletic and academic. In 1919 he entered Wesley's crowded Grade XI. class, and remained in Wesley until his graduation in Arts in 1924. His rather scantly leisure moments he generously yielded to the first year class presidency debating, basket-ball, athletics, literary and social executives, the command of the Wesley C.O.T.C., parliament, and the Editor-in-Chief of "Vox Wesleyana." His enviable athletic record was summarized by "The Manitoban" of January 15th, as follows: "In 1920 he established the University record for the indoor mile. In the University fieldmeets of the two succeeding years he won a second place in the half-mile walk and in the three-mile run. In his final year he captained the Wesley track team, broke the University record for the half-mile walk, took second place in the mile and three mile events, won a place on the inter-University track team, and was awarded his "M." Kris plans to pursue the study of history, and to seek to glean from the historic university, something of the accumulated richness of the4fenturies. In choosing Balliol College, the college of Dr. Jowett, of Matthew Arnold, of A. C. Swinburne, and of H. H. Asquith, Kris has signified his desire of communing with the spirits of the illustrious. -A.D.L., '24. Girls' Forum in Room "C" (during intermission) : M·.D.-"Nobody should take E.M.'s love-making seriously." Kay K. (unguardedly)-"I don't!" Mr. C. (in Canadian Hist.)-"Mr. S. what are you talking about?" R.S.-"Nothing." Mr. C.-"A bad case!" X2-Are you taking a Sparling Hall-ite home tonight ? Y2-How dare you! I never stole a .globe in my life. When you were bidding the sweet one good night: Did it ever dawn on you? I VOX WESLEYANA Senior 15 "It might (notice I say 'might') be an exaggeration to say that 'they are the people and wisdom will die with them,' but it is at worst only an exaggeration and contains a great element of truth." Thus spoke a very keen student of human nature, the sort of man whose opinion one instinctively seeks in grave crises in one's history. I had asked him what he thought of the '25's as a class, and while I knew that like all other thinking persons he would praise the '25'ers, yet I had not expected so eulogistic a remark. As usual, this man was right. Proof? That, my dear fellow, is easily given. Oonsider the members individually. First, of course, we come to Jack Murray. Now don't judge him by his dressing gown-s-I admit it's terrible. When he gets into that thing and under his skull cap he looks positively Anatolishly Francish (having a vocabulary of only 35,000 words I must needs' coin them as I go along). Now don't hold that against Jack, then? As to the lad himself-if he ever grows a beard and buys a pipe we shall have a Canadian Carlyle (with house-maid knee instead of dyspepsia). Then we come to Edith Pitt: why that girl-Oh, you've seen the pictures? Then you need no further proof. Do you realize that Alice Doyle actually understands sub-normal psychology and can look dignified while running around with her sloshers unbuckled, and looks superior and detached in a basketball game (the opposition look stunned) ? "Oh you're dumb" if you haven't realized how smart Wee Ida Wilkie is. She can-and this may sound incredible, but I have seen it time and again-take notes, draw pictures, translate French and write long, elegant letters to Alice Doyle, for they are letters, sir-all at one and the same time. Walter McDonald knows exactly, that is to say, within fifty dollars or so, how the Student funds stand and unless bee keeping with its atmosphere doesn't get him I can foresee a whale of a career in the financial world for that lad. Have the '25's neglected the ancient? I think not. We have a classical scholar in Freda Morrison. Being of an independent turn of mind, she refuses to accept pre-digested opinions on this subject or on others. Nor ~ history left in the cold. Hrefna has a special fondness for that subject and for professors thereof. She can pray beautifully (in Icelandic 'only), Nor has music suffered neglect, for Kathleen Howlett would sooner finger a tune on her violin than a volume of collateral. And Edna-Ah, if I were a poet! But no. She divides her time Ibetween the piano, cooking and Old English. She would have her hair grow in and encourages it by cutting it 16 VOX WESLEYANA every three weeks. You see, they (the '25's) have representatives in all branches of intellectual activity. However, to continue. Some of the male members, four to be exact. have a decided weakness for maths. Earl Griggs, the Iron Duke, (it is . well to take out insurance before arguing with him) the genial Wilfred and Moon, the Cheerful Cherub, have applied their formulae to curling, while the doughty Don McFayden has done the same for hockey with eoual success. Unless you are a hermit you'H have heard of K. Murray's tennis playing. When the courts are snowed under, her favorite indoor sports are swimming, juggling test-tubes and backing into Bunsen burners. Dear to the hearts of Perry and Lang are the specimens and paraphernalia (whatever that is) of zoo. lab. Out of lab. it is hard to think of Lang otherwise than with a pipe, or with a uke and in full song. The slow smile of Perry is a lovely thing and is as much part of him as dates are part of a calendar. "Thorough" is the middle name of Edith Insley. Whether the matter under consideration is basketball or the Romantic poets, it is done up with the same energy and completeness. Marion Price is a young lady of very decided opinions; heterodox as regards poetic quality; sleeps (it is said) through breakfast, but never through classes. If you would see the government quail before a flow of eloquence, park in the gallery when Lane, the economist, of the opposition, holds forth. It would be no surprise to me if, before he shuffles off, he were made Knight of the Garter. Oh! that reminds me, you must have heard, unless you are very badly informed, sir, that Bea Hume plays basketball. Ordinarily one does not speak of a lady as a tornado or a terror, but the truth (be it ever told) is that she does turn a game into a veritable reign of terror for the opposition. In hockey circles the name "Birdie" is what "Bea" is to basketball fans. Luckily, speeding hockey players are not fined, or Birdie would dwell in the poorhouse forever. Her favorite food is French. Allow me to insist, sir, that your education is not complete until you have .at least heard of the Misses Smith and Perrin. Gertrude is on the sunny side, and her optimism is of the infectious kind. Lillian's smile is catching-very-(friend Hardy's glumness would not stand it). They are both curlers. Yea verily, Gertie is a skipper of no mean repute. Lillian makes vacuum cleaners, housekeepers and street railway sweepers fade out absolutely. You will say I have kept all the good wine till the feast is well on. Not so. I have mentioned one Scandinavian before. There be two others. Of one dt may be said that he will make remarks regardless of time, place and company. The more the groceries, the greater his merriment. Name, John. In the case of Steve, . the loud hoarse laugh does not bespeak a perfect vacuum. This much we will admit. This local Rudolph does drop crumbs of horse-sense occasionally, but they are choked immediately by . the fumes of his pipe. Being used to it, he could smoke sulphur • 1... ~ , _ -' . .- .• .. ~.. .• VOX WESLEYANA 17 without inconvenience. The honorary president of this galaxy of intellectual luminaries is one eminently fitted to fill .that exalted position in the best manner conceivable. The Arthurian legend has it that he graduated from a school of futuristic art down east. Witness his sketches, every line, curve, twist, cross, etc., has its bearing and significance. Methinks I have proved my case. Will not wisdom (more or less) die with them. Verily. Junior -H.J.B.S., '25. '26 To The Fore Life, Vim, Vigor, Pep, Our class best yet; Never see us in a fix, One-nine-two-six 'Twenty-six. In any collegeeome one class generally monopolizes the spot light, Wesley is no exception to this, for here the rays are focused on the vigorous, peppy '26's, and why not? Each and every member is infused with· that "never-say-die" spirit. Obstacles may stand in their paths but these do naught but stimulate them to further effort. If you are sill in doubt as to the truth of the above recall to mind the achievements of this renowned class during the past year. Modesty does not permit us to go into detail, but we might mention in passing, "Stunt Night," when the gorgeouslycostumed Juniors, in an artistic portrayal of the "Seven Ages of Romance" won the coveted shield. Then there have been our class parties, each one a howling success; every member of the class has demonstrated extraordinary powers of enjoyment; and class spirit groweth stronger and ever stronger. We might mention our hockey team, Inter-Class champions for 1925, who went through the season without a defeat and thus won the battered old mug; Modesty forbids our going further, but in any branch of activities, be it debating, dramatics, sport, social life or (work); '26's are the predominating luminaries. '26 is to the fore... And now it behooves us to make a few general comments .aop.~t.th~s_outstanding ,class: Our Honorary President showed 18 VOX WESLEYANA the conquering spirit of the class by riding into the far lands of the East and returning with his fair prize. Not to be outdone, our helmsman, Henry, tried a high dive from the roof of the college one cool night and then came to lectures the next morning feeling his usual calm unperturbed self, Then we have the clansmen, the Camerons and McDonalds, as snappy girls as ever were brought up on a bowl of porridge; girls who can show up "Old Nick" himself, when it comes to dancing the Highland fling. Speaking of vigor what can beat Esther, Rutha, Annie and Bud who mush-no! not your kind (drive a dog sleigh thirty miles every morning) and get here on time too. True it took Brosie fifteen hours to make the round trip but when we consider that he had to kill thirty-nine wolves, in order to get there, his time wasn't "half bad." Then we have another type of girl, Mary. Can't say whether or not she's related to Mary, Queen of Scots, but be informed she's some queen. Then there is Helen who has a "suppressed desire"~we won't say who for; but she doesn't just keep on suppressing it. And Mruiel Meech, 0 boy! she's a peach and a lot of the cream too. But we couldn't get along without Iva and Edith, our Economic wizards, for it is they who can tell us whether or not our money is convertible. But we must not forget Ada and Tec Tee from the northern portion of our city, both are extraordinarily proficient in student activities: Through Avis we keep in touch with the Engineering faculty.• said "we." You will think we left the best till the last, Winnifred. She is <our dramatic and literary critic. Oh yes, we have some boys. First we have Garlic Mac, Silent Arthur and Dare Devil Don who are patiently but surely learning to "mix 'em." And who has forgotten "Fighting Dave," who so valliantly held the stairs against the formidable '27's? Pearson, our peroxide blonde, is ever an asset to the gang, always reliable, a great man to complete dope-sheets. Then there is Whit, who flitters and flutters in the company of Milton and Bill Shakespeare; but when he goes tobogganing, sad to relate, he has his wings' clipped and just drags along. "And little Hacking, what a noise he could make." ... Frank is small but watch his smoke. We are pleased to announce that our champion trolley-puller, Roy Lind, is again prepared to take on all-comers, that is, all trolleys. Now, woe is us, a sorrowful tale of an official nature must be told, Harry is doomed, yea! fetters surround him and chains bind him forever and aye,-he offered her the ring and she accepted. This is strange conduct, because Harry is Secretary of State, but who knows in what state he will be in hereafter? What is that I hear? Oh! Harold!! ... Oh Harold? ... Harold is the ladies' man, and the way they treat him makes us so envious that we're almost driven to drinks. Doug. is also handicapped with a weakness for-'but we won't say a word because he's "Editor-in-Chief." And there is good old Leith, a friend to all, the big gun in almost every college executive. VOX WESLEYANA 19 What thunderous sounds are those? "Three cheers for Iceland," shout Brosie and Einar, holding aloft their national emblem, which if you don't know, is a tray bearing an ice-berg, a cup of 98% coffee and two doughnuts. Finally we believe the case of Sheik Riddell is worth opening up. GNo! you can't drink this, Harold, it's soft soap.) Bob sure is a heart buster; why, everywhere he goes, girls are right upon their toes, caressing and kiss-ing the dimples on his nose. . Now, dear readers, we shall conclude quoting a stanza from G. Edmund Hackeinar's latest works: It has balance, it has poise With beautiful girls, and gallant boys Weare proud of our year We're ready to cheer, We're the ones who can make a noise. -"The Windy Three," '26. THEOLOGUES Now we wouldn't have you overlook the Theologues. They are few in number but, as the old saying goes, that is amply made up in quality. You might think that life would be rather humdrum for them as they have none of the fair sex i.n their ranks hut not so; they get there just the same. If you imagine for a moment that times are dull around them, just ask some of the fair ones who have honored them with their company at class parties. In no uncertain tones will they disillusion you, dear friend. For jollity and real hearty fun just join the theologues in their frolics. Well now to get a glimpse of them one at a time: There is Clinton Mason the man of endless labor, 'takes lectures, builds churches and organizes 'a suburb at the same time. Clinton is the heavyweight and president of the class. The professors must clearly define their views to satisfy his keen theological mind. He graduates this year. Fred Parsons our higher critic, literary and intellectual gymnast has only spent two years with us but has won our admiration with his logical thought and conviction of mind which he upholds against all odds. Fred also graduates this year. We are sorry that he leaves us so soon for we know he could do big things for us if it was not for the heavy demand on him from the outside. Then there is George Hambly. George comes to us from the '23's of Toronto. If you wish to see him absolutely happy, seek him out when he entertains "her" with his banjo or as he sits in 20 VOX WESLEYANA Parliament assembled. There it is that George smiles the smile of smiles, for he's its daddy. And he graduates this year. We tried to find Doug. Sparling but he had joined the '26's although he, too, graduates this year in theology. He devotes his time to editing "Vox," S.C.M. basketball and a little study sandwiched in. He hadn't time to tell us his chief hobby but we believe it is Boys' Work. Now comes Bob Frayne (Lieut.) our military genius who comes to us from the '24's and incidentally Stonewall. In "our esteemed estimation" Bob will surprise most of you some day with his spellbinding from a pulpit. If you don't believe us just witness his generalship as he leads his parliament in its warfare against all opposition. And Jack Howes,-well Jack saw the light of day in the British Isles. Then he decided that fair Canada held the object of his ambitions, viz., a big. pulpit and plenty of room to exercise his deep bass voice. Yes, Jack is strong on speaking, his hobby, recreation and labor is voice culture or in other words vocal expression. Jack has it, just watch him and listen through the future. We cannot forget Dave Cavers. What Dave lacks in size he makes up in enthusiasm. As long as we have him with us we are sure to know the fervor and warmth. of the old Methodists. Debating, Greek and preaching are his hobbies. There are also the theologues to be but we won't teli you about them now and shall just introduce them and leave the rest for another time. These are Harold, Harry, David, and Cliff, ecclesiastics who take a back seat for nobody. Their end, only the future knows. . -B.V.D., '25. A CALL TO SERVICE Ye sons of Canada, stand fast! Let every heart that swells with pride And patriot love tell far and wide The blessings on her children cast! o that the heart and will for good Could, all unfaltering, follow truth! But froth and fancy hold our youth, And life's goal is misunderstood. o sons of Canada, be pure In conscience! Seek in our great state Man's laws to God to dedicate: Then shall she flourish and endure. -W.B., '28. vox WESLEYANA sOPHS A DAY WITH THE '27's 21 As a .life member of the Society for the Prevention of Overstudy for Sophomores, we were delegated to go to investigate the conditions under which the Sophomores of Winnipeg were working. As being the most representative College, Wesley was chosen. We were warmly welcomed by the merry class of Sophomores, generally known as the "Peppy '27's." Here is our account of the day's visit with them. The first lecture, English Literature, commenced at 9 o'clock. There was a good attendance at 9.15 and by 9.30 every seat was occupied; Lorne Curry and otto Thorleifson just coming in in time to get the last two places. Geoffrey Chaucer was under discussion. Arine Ledingham wasn't sure Chaucer had a sense of humour-s-anyway if he had it.wasn't as "keen" as Art Pitt's. Just then a flying snow-ball landed with a soft thud at the back of the room. Immediately, the worthy class president, Callum McLennan, bounded over the window-sill, and after an exciting chase collared the culprit. Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit. We were guided to Room "F" by the melodious tones of Bruce Thomas and Lorne Curry's vocal selections. They entertain the Latin Class every day in this manner. When the register was marked, Martha Ohberg was found to be absent. Poor girl, the shock of having two Latin Prose sentences absolutely correct the previous day had been too much for her. Mary Forrest and Reg. Williams had a short bitter quarrel; then Verna Coad and Percy Moore started quarrelling. Finally Percy declared he would spurn his auburn-haired siren if only-then we realized this was a mere translation from Horace. In History, Dave Cavers delighted everyone with a detailed account of the Treaty of Westphalia. There wasn't a detail left out. Lewis Wright might have given a very biting criticism, but unfortunately the Manitobans had just been distributed. Gladys Umphrey and Fanny Davis were busy reading material for the next essay, which had not yet been assigned. As we dropped into the Mathematics Class, we overheard Ethel Sutherland and Merle McDonald arguing about ellipses and parabolas and such things, but, not being interested in such subjects, we passed on to the French Prose lecture. Here Alice Carver and Mr. Stinson were handling a series 22 VOX WESLEYANA of irregular verbs in a most capable manner. Winnifred Sparling and Mildred Faulkner were chattering French like Chaucer's "Prioresse" "After the scole of Stratford-atte-Bowe For Frensh of Paris was to hir unknowe." Grace Cann was 'a little late, but entered quite triumphantly to enjoy the last twelve minutes of the period. Al)ter French, we hurried to Room "A" to hear the debate being staged between 2nd and 3rd year. Tom McConachie clearly and forcefully showed that Canada should not have free trade. Naomi Kenner ably supported him and we came away assured that the Sophs could boast of orators of realskiIl. Having met the genial class president, we were also anxious to meet Grace Parsons, the vice. However, it was found that she had gone down-town, presumably to practice for the U.M.S.U. play. On inquiring if we had met the entire Soph. class, we were told,-hat the '27's could be found at hockey practise or basketball, curling, skating, or taking part in dramatics, and even some few perhaps in the Library studying. Dot, Hazel and Maude were already out in the back-yard chasing "Ye Ellusive Puck," and Jean and Jenipher were seen disappearing with the basket-ball. • But wherever they were, we felt that they would justify their name of "Peppy '27's," and would gloriously uphold the honour and tradition of old Wesley. F.M.D., '27. THE BEEF EATER'S BALLAD Being an alleged poem in hectic diameter, to be taken after meals; with apologies to Miss Alfred Tennyson. Twilight and fodder bell, Makes one loud call to me. And may there be no shortage of supplies, When I sit down to tea. Dinner at Sparling Hall, And after, pain within; But I can know of no remorse unless To overeat be sin. -By Heck, '25. VOX WESLEYANA FRESHMAN 23 Possibly, possibly is said in answer to your unspoken question, we freshmen may have been a timid bunch. But knowing our record so far, you may deem it wise in accordance with the motto "Safety First" to speak of us now in other terms. During the first week or two our extreme greenness tempted the impish impulses of the knowing sophomores and much we suffered at their hands. But now we have entered the ranks of the student body and are battling by degrees for degrees. Our goal may seem a long way ahead and the road leading to it rough and hilly hut what's a bump more or less to the indomitable Freshies. Extracts from Letters Home "Oh, mamma, The Armful chaperoned Jean to the Met last week. She went with that nice boy named John: O! the thrills she told us about would make you think that you were in the African jungles. The play was entitled 'Pickling Cork,' by the Card-Barrett chorus girls." From a letter that we read that Benny sent out of town: "Dear Harry: I had a wonderful chat with the old boy Weekes a few days ago and you can't imagine the scandal I heard: Well, here it is, but remember 'MUM' is the word. Matchett was out to church last Sunday with Eileen." The other day Reg. Whetter was driving a Ford along the north side of Portage Avenue. He had been eating Olives the night before and they had contributed their share to making him slightly dizzy. He was late too, because the alarm of the Baby Ben, it overslept itself. Later, while watching Kay asking what Ash was worth, he ran into a hydrant. At that critical moment P. C. Kenner 'appeared, demanding in a Squeaky voice what he meant by not observing the Law. He admitted he was green on law, and got pinched. By George!!! Sayings from the '28's "Hello girls." "Oh people." "Be your age." "Just an armful." Pen. is the champion 100 yd. sprinter in our class, b't when Prof. K. requested him to occupy an isolated seat because he was causing too many distractions among the feminine element, he covered a distance of about 10 ft. in a minute flat. VERTICAL 1. A boy who never missed a lecture or the Gaiety matinees. 2. A propeller. 3. Not any. 4. A University Degree. 6. To revise for publication. 6. One who foresees future events. 7. Exclamation. 8. Our secretary-treasurer. 9.. "Power hath blest me," 14. A prefix meaning to. 16. Prefix meaning again. 17. Our Valentino. 21. A preposition. 23. A negative. 24. Before. 28. Contraction for ever. 30. The heroine of "La Belle Nivernaise," 32. .Our Athlete. 36. Our blonde girl. 38. A drink. 40. t>art of verb to be. 42. To fiy aloft. 43. Exclamation of enquiry. 44. A letter of the alphabet. 46. Preposition. 47. From Crocus, Man. 48. Adverb. 62. A pronoun. 63. Negative. 66. Conjunction. 57. A dipthong. 59. A small particle. 60. Edna's sister. 62. Contraction for ever. 64. A period of time. 66. Sea (Fr.) 66. Accomplish. 67. Prefix meaning again. 68. A pronoun. 69. Abreviation for railway. 70. On high. 71. Prefix meaning in. 72. Baby's thanks. HORIZONTAL 1. A man who possesses patience. 8. Ask Kay ? ? ? ? 10. Peculiar. 11. Exclamation of inquiry. 12. A pronoun. 13. "Cork," 16. Anger. 18. French for no. 19. Written communication. 20. Scotch for own. 22. Press representative. 26. French for one. 26. Conjunction. 27. A number. 29. Deputy consul (abbrev.) 81. To satisfy. 88. A measure for cloth. 24. Editor (abbrev.) 86. Prefix meaning again. 37. Sodium (abbrev.) 89. To seize unexpectedly. 41. Our speaker. 46. Pronoun. 47. Athletic rep. 49. Exclamation. 50. Article. 61. Part of verb to be. 52. Pronoun. 68. Sodium. 54. Forever. 56. Solemn declaration. 58. Our vice-president. 61. A girl with lots of pep. 68. French for and 65. A parent. 66. The first two notes of the scale. 68. "Oh blah I" sayS the red-headed eirL 78. A sign of some future event. 74. A kind of cloth. 75. A former schoolma'am. VOX WESLEYANA GRADE XI CLASS DIRECTORY 25 Anderson, Cliff: A dapper fellow, with an apologetic air when he is confronted by simultaneous quadratics; Brine, Willda: You must know "Bill" to appreciate her. Our mathematician. Calof, M.: Takes life seriously. Sole hoby: Taking doctor's orders to have a day off. Calof, E.: Has a marcel wave that the girls envy. You should hear him conjugate Latin verbs. Hobby: Coco-Cola and an Arithmetic Supp. Carmack, N.: Given a purpose there is no better fellow than Norm. Lately there has been a light in his eye. Lady, beware! Davidson, Jean: Quiet, but she is a stunner in that brown dress. Chief aversion: Algebra. DeYoung, Margaret: As quiet as a mouse, but exam. results tell that she gets there. Favorite proverb: "Silence is golden." Falls, Roberta: Bobbie gets us all, and one night she was seen out with a senior. 'Nough said. Girvin, John: The "babe"; dislikes Latin. Hobbies: Radio, and a spelling supp. Favorite saying: "Owen." Hardern, Harry: Dad Hardern, the only one who can cipher Carl's algebra. Hobby: Firing the furnace. Knight, Kay: Class Vice-President. Rather solid for a butterfly, but nevertheless likes the bright lights. A good student. Livingstone, Chas.: An honored name and Scotch blood. It is rumored he possesses a kilt. Hails from Nova Scotia. McKay, Iris: A late arrival, but welcome. Ask the boys! A first-class student. McIrvine, Bruce: Class President. Fast on the track, and is increasing his speed in Latin. Hobby: Geometry. Metcalfe, Stan.: A hockey stalwart, and our sheik. Has a girl in every port and several in Winnipeg. 26 vox WESLEYANA Merrill, Eric.: Looks like Harold Lloyd, but isn't girl shy. Hobby: Necking. Moffat, Cliff: Promising hockey player. Has fair curly hair, and much difficulty with Latin. Nedotafko, Nettie: Divides her time among three rooms, but we claim her as ours. Hobby: English Literature. Owen, David: A misogynist (see Webster) although he denies it. Hobby: History. Peake, Rendle: Plays hockey and does his home work sometimes. Pet aversion: Caesar. Remple, Jacob RempIe, Jacob: Not so short as Mr. Halstead; and if he works hard will be as big a man. Hobbies: Singing, the guitar, and arguing with his profs. Russell, Henry: Otherwise "Fat," is a favorit butt for Mr. Halstead's questions. He answers some. Simonite, Russell: A good sport with.a critical taste in ties. Favorite hobby: Making excuses. Tussman, Louis: Our Statesman. Hobby: Teaching in Hebrew Free School. MATRIC PARTY On January 27th the Matrics were the guests of Jean Davidson, at her home on Kingston Crescent. After tobogganing at the River Park slides, the class revelled to the music of the Matrie "Felix Five" Orchestra. The members of the class thank Miss Davidson fo rher hospitality, and Mr. and Mrs. Halstead for chaperoning. In loving memory of CHARLIE ARMSTRONG, Matric Student, who died January 4, 1925. He was a general favourite of the faculty and students. VOX WESLEYANA 27 THE MATRIC. HOCKEY TEAM Later known as the Allan Cup Demi Semi Winners of 1930. Gislee the Captain, the only member submitting to the training rules of Davie Owen. Metcalfe, who can keep his head but no his feet nor his heart. Moffatt, whose curIes draw the crowds. E. Calof, who scatters orange skins to stop opponent's speedy forwards. Peake, too tricky for a small rink. Morison left his goal for home and business. Hall "filled in" and stopped everything when his back faced Sparling Hall. Merrill, the war-horse, lent his coat to the lady rooters and stayed in it himself. A PERHAPS POEM "I haven't got my home work, sir, I lost it on the street." "An accident," said Mr. Cragg, With a smile so kind and sweet. THINGS WE SHOULD LIKE TO KNOW Where Mr. C. gets all his Canadian History notes? * * * Where Simonite gets all his excuses? * * * Why I. McKay 1. McKay changed her seat? PAGES OF HISTORY Jacob-"If John, the sinner, had never been born, we would have had no Magna Carta. Therefore the credit really belongs to John." D.O. (re frontier warfare)-"I had friends in India who were always fighting." Mr. A.D.L. (on M. Calof's lone history answer)-"I,have given you four marks for your effort, but what question were you attempting to answer?" 28 VOX WESLEYANA EDITORIAL Wesley Men's Parliament got under way this term. We can scarcely overestimate the value of this to those students taking part. Debating is always restrictive in its scope while parliament offers an opportunity for all to gain practice and confidence in public speaking. The. far-reaching results can be adequately observed by any one who has attended the various sessions during the last two years. The government is to be heartily commended for the extra touches added to the programme by the introduction of outside speakers. We are indebted to Dr. Leslie Pidgeon, who so ably and clearly outlined, to these assembled on February 16, Parliamentary procedure and some of its intricate points. It is to be regretted that Dr. Pidgeon could not have continued further with his apparently limitless subject. However his capable exposition will not soon be forgotten and will no doubt save many a blunder in business meetings. Also David McLennan of 'Toba at the opening session very characteristically outlined to the M.P.'s of Wesley the difference between mere talk and oratory. These addresses together with musical items helped to make the sessions more interesting and profitable. Expressions of hearty appreciation are due to all who have helped to make this privilege possible in Wesley, and to those who contribute to its success from week to week, particularly Alfred Longman, George Hambly, Bob Frayne and Carl Halstead, the critic. . No doubt the readers of "Vox" will be interested in the Church Union movement in Canada, as it will affect the Church Colleges even more than the individual churches. CHURCH Plans are now being discussed as to the future policy UNION. of these colleges. There are those who criticise the value of such institutions and there are those who do not knowor realize the part they play in University life. We believe it a most opportune time for the students of Wesley clearly and openly to express their faith in a residential and church college teaching Arts. Men who are paying the VOX WESLEYANA 29 money to cover overhead or are likely to do SoO are asking in no uncertain tones why this expense should be borne when the State will pay it. We must propagate the advantages of our residential privileges and make clear our reasons for believing it worth while that the United Church should continue the work carried on by Wesley College. The Carnegie Foundation, represented by Dr. W. S. Learned, made an exhaustive survey of the University situation in Manitoba and pointed out the valuable asset church colleges are to such an institution as Manitoba University. We heartily urge our readers to acquaint themselves with and to use this report, and especially pages 58 and 59. A change took place in the Deanship of the Men's Residence after the New Year. Mrs. Moffit returned from England and Dr. Moffit was thereby induced to leave us. He made many MEN'S friends while acting as Dean and we were sorry to lose DEAN. him. However, as the change involved our old and esteemed friend "Alf" Longman we could not help mingling pleasure with regrets, for we are indeed pleased to see Alf assuming more and more responsible positions. To both, in their respective residences (conjugal and collegiate) "Vox" extends good wishes. Many of the leading educationalists of the world are referring more and more to the value of the small college. The large institutions are tending to turn out masses THE SMALL COLLEGE THE SMALL of degrees and, out of one mould, COLLEGE type of individual for, what Western civilization is pleased to call, "efficiency." The thinkers of the day are realizing that, individuality being lost, character is also vlost and our humanity for this reason is inclined to deteriorate. Huxley says, "Education ought to be directed to the making of men, not diverted into a. process for manufacturing human tools." The small college has every argument in its favor for fulfilling this purpose in education. In the field of athletics, for example, the small 'College gives an opportunity for expression to a larger proportion of her students, whereas the large institution can use comparatively few and its athletics are confined to a very small number, managed as a machine. The small residential college provides a greater field for fellowship, develops unselfishness and a broader viewpoint through living together. It is more like one big family; in it sympathies are broadened and interests deepened. . It affords a closer contact for student with professor. Character building and developmenthave a larger scope. Expression 30 VOX WESLEYANA is offered in almost every field of activity. Besides those mentioned above there are dramatics, debating, social activities and religious. leadership and direction. Thus a greater opportunity is given for drawing out and developing those qualities of leadership which are so much in demand today and which are aU too often neglected. One of the greatest privileges afforded students this year came with the visit of Alfred Zimmern, Ph.D., of Oxford University, when he addressed a Winnipeg audience DR. ALFRED ZIMMERN DR. ALFRED at Central Congregational Church, ZIMMERN on "The League of Nations" and the "Protocol." Dr. Zimmern is a man with an International outlook. He has addressed the League at Geneva; has attended all its sessions; and delivers lectures there in the summer to . groups of students who gather there to study the League, its purposes, activities, and functions. In a small group of students and professors privileged to meet Dr. and Mrs. Zimmern, Dr. Zimmern spoke of some of the needs of today and Mrs. Zimmern informally outlined the plans they have for educating students regarding the League Of Nations. Dr. Zimmern said "Politics are definitely a science; but they tend also to become the expression of an emotion. We need deep and careful thinking or we shall drift back to barbarism. We need a reliable source of information. The newspapers of North America are hopelessly stupid. We must have courage to be cold thinkers rather than passionate performers. The British think by induction, the French by deduction, and therefore when they meet they come to loggerheads. It is absolutely necessary that we de-emotionalize our intellects if success is to come. "Geneva is a clearing house of knowledge for the nations as well as a centre of learning. Groups of students from all nations gather there to study during the summer. It is the capital ·of the World, has an atmosphere different to that anywhere in the world, an International 'atmosphere; therefore it is essential to assemble as many there as possible so that they may feel this and become imbued with it." Further, Dr. Zimmern said, "There is a greater gulf between parent and child, today, than there ever was before. Youth today is determined 'to think drastically to avoid another war. Fifteen to twenty nations have study groups for this purpose." Mrs. Zimmernis as enthusiastic as Dr. Zimmern about the possibilities of progress through study of the League of Nations. She said "We forget that autocracy developed through hundreds VOX WESLEYANA 31 of years and expect the League to develop and fulfill its purpose in five years." The International Federation of Students is being organized to study and propagate peace through the League. Mrs. Zimmern said "these students must try to avoid .bluff, snobbishness and politics. Be positive, speak truth, study what the League is." She also ably described the intense, earnest type of people who under the greatest difficulties attend these study groups and take summer lecture courses at Geneva. These include individuals from all nations who are heartily sick of the old ways of national strife and suffering, individuals who have ideals for a future Internationalism and who are prepared to give their lives for it if need be. This all comes to us as an incentive to arouse ourselves to keep pace with such people on whom we are likely to look with ignorant mistrust. There is no doubt a type of manhood rising from the suffering and ruins of nations which will dominate us if we do not rise from our apathy and thrust ourselves into the world's great melting pot and come out with an International determinism. It remains only for us to do our utmost in the study and propagation of those ideals which shall prohibit any more war, but rather leave in this world the spirit of peace and good will. "Vox" acknowledges with thanks the following exchanges: The Managra, Brandon Quill, Johnian, Central Wesleyan Star, Trinity Review, The Sheaf, The Gateway, Kenora Purple and White, Montreal Herald-s-Annual Review, an excellent summary of Canadian trade and commerce. An apology is due the "A" basketball team, a small error was made in omitting lOB" from the cut of our feature page. These are the "B" basketballers. With humble apologies. IN MEMORIAM Wesley College suffered a great loss in the death of Charlie Armstrong which occurred early in January. Although he had been with us only for the fall term, yet all those who had come to know Charlie, had seen his real worth and were looking forward to years of pleasant assoclation with him in the college. He has left a place in our lives which cannot be filled by any other. Our sincerest sympathy is extended to his mother and sisters, and especially to Ed, who has meant so much to our college in all its branches. 32 VOX WESLEYANA OVER THE BALCONY There was an election in Wesley College last term-s-a quiet, unexciting election. The Democrats were defeated and the Progressives elected, and Monday evening, January 19th Parliament met for the first time under the new regime. As the hour of the Grand Opening approached, the newlyappointed Cabinet Ministers, in all the dignity of their exalted positions (and borrowed gowns), filed in and sat down. And the "also-rans" straggled in and sat across the way, in their own clothes. Then the Premier rose and stated that in his humble opinion it wouldn't be a nice thing to commence business without a Speaker. So the Cabinet members trooped out, preceded by the mace and followed by the guards of honour. Then they marched in again and sat down and A. D. Longman was appointed Speaker of the House. Then the Premier and guard escorted him to his chair and retired. Surely now all is ready for business -But no-something is still lacking-so they all walked out again-mace and ministers in borrowed gowns and guards. And after finding a Governor-General outside, they all paraded in again and sat down. And this Governor-General, D. B. Sparling, whom they found waiting at the door was all decked out in red and gold, and he wore a hat-such a hat. It was high on top-peaked in front-pointed at the back-rolled at the sides-really quite imposing. And he carefully, almost rheumatically, bowed to the right and to the left and to the centre and then sat, no eased himself into his chair. And all this time the clock ticked away precious minutes. Then the Governor-General painstakingly read the Speech from the Throne-supposed to be his own but prepared by the Premier. And after he was through, they all jogged out-mace and gowns and guards, and then plodded in again and sat down. At last they are ready for business. The Premier, The Hon. Robert Frayne, B.A., rose and moved that the Speech from the Throne (his speech) be adopted. "In my esteemed estimation, that speech is a lovely thing," and much more. We really came to the conclusion that there must have been something to it before he was through speaking. And he sat down. Immediately the Hon. Geo. Whitlaw, Minister of two Portfolios, seconded the speech and found no fault in it. In his opinion there were bright prospects in store for the Progressives under the able and wise leadership of the Hon. Premier. Then he sat down. Next the member from Atchison discoursed learnedly and VOX WESLEYANA 33 at length and he appeared to be satisfied with the speech-s-and he sat down. But when the member from Lane, Leader of the Opposition, rose, he coolly and dispassionately picked that speech (which seemed so lovely to the Government) all to pieces. "Grandiloquent phrases from the pen of a cross-word puzzler-meaningless generalities-words, words, words." Really when he was through, that speech seemed like a riddled canoe, a water-logged dereIict--or a cracked and empty flower vase. The outline was there-the form was there, but what a useless thing it was. However, the Progressives had a punch left yet, and the Hon. Howes Hon, Howes (Cabinet Minister) spoke, and the Hon. Bennet (Cabinet Minister) spoke, and the sun shone once more on the Progressives. Then from far down the cross benches, the member from Owens announced that he was John the Baptist for the Independent Party of one. With rapt and lurid illustrations he paved the way for a bill which ultimately would mean that Utopia' would not he an evanescent dream, but a true realization, if all would harken to his words. The next speaker was the member from McLennan, who is on the Opposition, and we gathered that he was not very satisfied with the Progressive outlook. And all this, time the Hon. Minister from Hambly was busy taking notes, and sending notes and keeping the page on the hop; and he rose up to speak, and he spoke, and sat down. Again the Premier rose, and in a burst of oratory. casti-gated his opponents for their personalities. Then he introduced his cabinet, one by one-"This is the Hon. Minister . In my esteemed estimation he needs no introduction-" followed by a lengthy review of his qualifications for the position. Hon. R. M. Frayne Hon R. M. Frayne closed the debate on the speech and C. N. Halstead capably criticised the various speeches. And for two weeks the Hall has time to rest and cool off before the next spasm. * * * The first business of the Second Session was a bill brought in by the Hon. Ministers Hitesman and Brown, which provided for the co-operation of all students with the Faculty, to assist in advertising the college to prospective students. Without niuch discussion the bill unanimously carried. The fireworks for the evening began when the member from Owen introduced his bill for the Abolition of Military Affiliations. It seems to me that David, being a man of peace, does not approve of war. If you want authority for his statements, he will quote you book, chapter and page. Also David does not approve of training for war as a means of ensuring peace. 'It 8 34 4 VOX WESLEYANA seems to me' that David was serious, for he talked feelingly, fluently and earnestly. The member from Howes, who is also Minister of Spiritual Life, seconded the speech and became passionate in his denunciation of war and waxed eloquent in his approval of the proposed bill. This gentleman does not confine his speech to his vocal organs but uses his whole body with telling effect. The third supporter of the bill was the member from Lysecki. He frequents the Opposition benches but is not swayed by party affiliations, However, whether our receiver was at fault, or his broadcaster was defective, we had difficulty in getting his wavelength, and consequently his speech was to us, as a continued story with every second chapter missing. The Premier, known outside Parliament as Lieut. Frayne. in eloquent phraseology almost bordering on verbosity, opposed the Bill of David. He was supported in his contention by the Hon, Minister from Griggs. And still the Hon. Hambly continued his correspondence . and wrote and received notes, then finally rose and postponed the debate till the next session of Parliament.-And peace reigns once more in the House. S.M., '27. Wesley College, Winnipeg, Man. The Editor, "Vox Wesleyana," Dear Sir: I would take this opportunity of expressing, on behalf of the Wesley Men's Parliamentary Cabinet, its appreciation of the spirit of co-operation and enthusiasm manifested so 'expressively in the members of all parties in the sessions of 1925; of the deliberations of the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Homer Lane; of the keen interest displayed by the member of the Independent Party, Mr. David Owen; of the cool judgment and discipline of the Speaker, Mr. A. D. Longman; of the alert and constructive individual criticisms of the critic, Mr. Carl Halstead. To the above factors can be largely attributed the success which has indeed attended the Wesley Men's Parliament of '25. Sincerely yours, R. M. FRAYNE, Premier, W.M.P. PERHAPS POEM (MAYBE) With contributions by the ton The boys lined up at Sparling's door. From under hills of manuscript Doug. hollered "Nuff! No more!" l t VOX WESLEYANA Wesleyettes 35 The Silver Tea held in Convocation Hall January 30th by the W.S.A. was extremely successful, financially and socially; financially because it created funds to carry the Girl's Basketball Team to the end of the season (including 'a trip to Brandon) ; socially because it welded students of all years into a few hours of brisk activity. It is perhaps invidious to mention names where there was so much willing and anonymous assistance, but one would like to thank specially Mrs. Riddle, Mrs. Bayne, Mrs. E. L. Taylor and Mrs. Skuli Johnson who poured tea; Miss Bowes . who received ; Mrs. Waugh, Misses Hetherington, Baird and who received; Sommerville who contributed musical items; Mr. Hamill, Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Ellis and Alice Doyle who so patiently told fortunes; and Edith Insley, Tec McQuarrie, Grace Parsons, Edna Cockburn, Winifred Bruce, Mary Leach, who convened and organized highly efficient committees. Lit. Night There was a great deal of discussion concerning the Lit. this year because many students felt that a programme which necessitated a lot of preparation came into direct conflict with dramatics. As a result the Lit. was very impromptu, at least as far as the girls were concerned, but it revealed a talent for impromptu and amusing costuming and a considerable amount of unexpected dramatic capacity. Basketball The girls' basketball schedule is now about haM played and thanks to Coach Murray's energy (and to skipping) our team has not yet been beaten, The girls are looking forward to their trip to Brandon on the 28th 'and are hoping that they will not fail there. Girls' Hockey Only one game has been played in girls' hockey but that was sufficient to show that last year's splendid record will be 36 VOX WESLEYANA -Krkcnl. ,., .. < upheld by this year's team. Mr. Stephenson has up to the present retained his sweet temper but is in danger of weakening any time. Wesley girls seem to have found their well deserved place on the U.M.S.V. team this year,filling four positions. They are Birdie Gamie, Rutha Wilson, Hazel Anderson and Dot Stevenson. Curling Sparling Hall wishes to move a vote' of thanks to Curling because it has accomplished the seemingly impossible-c-it has succeeded in making our enthusiastic curlers rise before 9 on Saturday mornings, at least three hours earlier than usual. We would like to congratulate Birdie Gamie on her splendid curling with the V.M.S.V. team during the Bonspiel. THE CROSS WORD POET Cross word puzzle enthusiasts have claimed for their hobby the power of amplifying indefinitely one's vocabulary. We accordingly offer below the probable form which a certain popular classic would have assumed had its author been an addict: Wee Mary had a small agnelline pet; Most niveous was its lanose coat's expanse; Nat matter whither Mary's steps were set, She never lacked her lamb's concomitance. Whilom it taggled after her to schoolA breach of pedagogic legislation- It made the children play the rident fool, To hear in school lanigerous ululation. Irate extrusion brought his soul despair, Yet still cunctatious on the herbid sward He lingered mutely pertinacious there Till lessons' end brought Mary to the yard. "Expound for us this zo-ogene devotion!"Arose forthwith a storm of childish queries. "Mary," replied the don, "shows like emotion, And that is how she has him hypped, my dearies." And so may you take feral nature crude, And in love's bonds its truculence intwine, Evoking columbinous mansuetude If you'll ,but be irenic and benign. VOX WESLEYANA Locals and Personals 37 ":_ko~~~Qwd Je~~~alI~'" ...;- ~----=;;=.-:= ~~_. ----~:...".~-"--= ~ SAYINGS OF THE GREAT "So much for that." "Shall we write now?" "My." . "It seems to me." "Your the cases." "In my esteemed estimation." "Fine and dandy." "Mr. Speaker"- Prof. Johnson-"How much time did you spend on this lesson ?" Lorne--"One hour, railroad time." Prof. J.-"What do you mean-railroad time?" Lorne--"Including stops." . "Hello there Ruth," exclaimed Bob, on Monday, "Hello, I passed your house the other day." "Oh, thank you," returned Ruth fervently. Geo. H. GeQ. H.-"I lose every girl I get, how do you hold 'em?" Bob F.-"I don't hold 'em, I just let 'em nestle." Why Duke didn't eat the French fried potatoes? Why J. L. takes "An Armful" tochureh and comes home empty handed? What "Little One" means Z Why Brown was so anxious to walk home from the party? Why Bob visits Sparling Hall? Physics Prof.-Heat causes expansion but cold causes contraction. Bright Freshie.-I presume that is the reason then for long days in summer and short days in winter. Ida-Isn't Jack getting bitter? Bee-Yes, and Ruthless, a~ least he was for a whole week. 38 VOX WESLEYANA CORRECT THESE SENTENCES Lady Stick.-Yes, I shall go to Normal, next year. Florence.-I do enjoy reading Ibsen. Rene.-I spent four hours of solid study last night. Tena.-I failed to see my shadow once today. Maude.-Well, if I don't get through it won't be because I haven't studied. Brossi.-The Class Party? Oh, I asked my girl a week ago. Beatricee-c-Basket-ball minus stockings! II wouldn't consider it. Whit.-It was fortunate I wore my own sweater tobogganing. Duke.-The Marlborough! Yes, they provide splendid orchestras. Doug.-I am too busy to bother with Western mail. Ida (stewing over Dramatics)-"I want a cracked plate." Stev~"You Steve ought to be able to get one in Sparling Hall. There are lots of cracked things over there." One of the Girls-I am awfully disappointed that Walter doesn't come out to our meetings as he used to. Doug. (apologetically)-I think Walter is studying rather steady. One of the Girls-Yes, in Sparling Hall. Running conversation as Sparling. girls lunch: Gertrude-My how I do hate those moustaches the boys have now-a-days, Florence-They have them so broad. Iva-s-Pluck 'em. Gertrude-s-I just love to. Soph.-If a man were hung by the feet, the blood would rush to his head. Why then, when a man is standing does not the blood run to his feet? Prof. (meaningly)-Because his feet are not empty. Edith McK.-What's a polygon? Lindy.-A geometrical figure. Edith.-N0, a dead parrot. VOX WESLEYANA ENGLISH CLUB 39 1925.crowned Wesley College English Club with an unqualified success. Aside from the regular meetings the Club has been honored by visits from Merrill Denison and F. P. Grove-thanks to Prof. Phelps. The Club proclaimed unanimously that such a man as F. P. Grove must be heard. Consequently, he gave a most inspiring and interesting lecture-recital in Convocation Hall, Wesley College. At a short 'summons the Club gathered to hear Merrill Denison. Mr. Denison, who like Tennyson, smoked endless tobaccos, read in a pleasing manner his play, "From Their Own Place," which involved his theory of economic determinism in realistic characters of baekwoodsmen. There have been three meetings to date. The first meeting was spent in the mystic realms of "Greek Mythology." Harold Robson, reading his charming fairy-tale, guided us through long vistas of wonderland and we caught ourselves meandering in fairy-land, while Edith Pitt related the pretty romances and the descriptive beauties of myths. "Ibsen" came next; Esther Hinds and George Whitlaw reading well-prepared. papers on Ibsen as a man and a writer of drama and satire. Miss Winifred Bruce introduced "Tolstoy" in a very capable and interesting manner. In the discussion which followed Prof. Kirkconnell "won the cup." A bright future looms ahead. An evening on Humor will be presented by Helen Hislop and Callum McLennan and Contemporary Poetry has been assigned to' Edith McKitrick and Edith Pitt. . Last io.~d best of all the lecture to be given by Dr. Charles G. D. Roberts, on March 27th, under the auspices of the Wesley College English Club, marks the highest achievement of the term. -E. Mc., '26. '26 ACROSTIC The class party Was the cause of 'all the excitement. Eight o'dlock,-off to the show. Not doped for once! Then they amused the people at the theatre, as You might expect. Scrumptious eats! It was after XII when they got home! 40 VOX WESLEYANA RELIGIOUS CANADIAN MISSION FIELDS Many of our university graduates go to foreign mission fields, some as preachers of the gospel, others as agricultural or medical missionaries. Their service is noble, and the writer has no intention of detracting from their work, but there is insufficient realization ofa field other thana foreign one, where there is service equally noble, and that is the home field in Canada. There is urgent need here, especially for the agricultural, the medical and the' school-teacher missionary. The last named has English to teach, and the other subjects on the curriculum, but these are not the round of his duties. He has Life to teach. In different parts of Manitoba, as well as in other Canadian provinces, there 'are large districts settled with people from Central Europe. These are by no means to be arbitrarily classed as one, but there is a very large number that may 'be considered together. These people, Slavic, have endured unspeakable hardship 'and misery, they and their fathers before them. Ground down under the heel of tyrannous beaurocratic officials, they have almost inevitably .had many of their good qualities crushed out of recognition and many unfavorable ones, temporarily at least, ingrained. Canadian sunshine and Canadian ozone will re-animate bruised and benumbed feelings, and it is up to some missionaries, agricultural, medical and school-teacher, to bring into the lives of these people Oanadian sunshine and ozone. In so doing these missionaries would not merely be discharging a debt incurred by czar and emperor, but also one of our own, leaving altogether out of consideration the fact that the New-Canadians of today will be the Canadians of tomorrow, and all there is implied in that statement. The reference is to our shortsighted and unsympathetic immigration policy of past years. The traveller from Teulon to Fraserwood 'and Silver, and in other parts of the province, is very much under the impression that a large number of people have been deliberately settled in extremely difficult districts. For the time being cordwood is a sufficient means of livelihood, but presently muskeg and unfruitful, stony soil will cease to produce sufficient unless the agricultural missionary gives expert and helpful assistance. The school teacher's problem is indeed difficult. A school on VOX WESLEYANA 41 the Teulon line has fifty pupils attending in one room and seventy in the other. A one-room school on the Hodgson line "boasts" of eight different nationalities, eight grades, subdivided, and a total of fifty-five children. Very many NewCanadian beginners know not a word of English, and at home very many continue to hear only their mother tongue, and to learn of things non-Canadian. The settlements are too big and solid for it to be otherwise. Travelling from Komarno to the Beach, or across to Gimli, one can imagine himself in old Galicia. Whitewashed and straw-thatched cottages with high-pitched roofs would indicate as much. Surely these facts speak for themselves. There is need for foreign missionaries, but there is just as much need for home missionaries. Will the students of Wesley College and the University please bear this in mind? -W.K., '24. STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT The purpose of the S.C.M. is "to understand and follow Jesus Christ." In order to understand Jesus one must know his ,:~. TT .. ~.1_ : ~- - ••1.' .,. ~ ~~_. 1. ~~lr +-"'+.h ...",---- , <nuarna 01 ueylon travel Ltlrvu~u ...... _ _ _ " .ies of Canada. The purpose of his visit was fundamentally consistent with the policy of the S.C.M.; it was educational in its emphasis and educational in the genuine sense in its effect. It provided an opportunity for thinking students to consider the missionary enterprise as an educational movement from the angle of a thinking member of a country which has enjoyed the experience of missions for several generations. Mr. Williams spent five days at the University of Manitoba between the 23rd and 27th of January. During that time he met and addressed a large and varied group of students. Ina lecture given under the auspices of the Faculty Lectures Committee he gave his opinion as an educationist of the methods and policy of education that would most fully develop the life of India. He 42 VOX WESLEYANA presented for consideration facts about the prevailing conditions and proposed that the present system was not based upon sound principle of educational policy. The various S.C.M. units at Wesley, the Normal School, the Agricultural College Agricultural Oollege 'Varsity Arts as well as informal groups of graduates and undergraduates arranged conditions when Mr. Williams could talk with them; and on Sunday evening he addressed the evening congregation at Young Methodist Church and later a large group of young people at that church. It is impossible to describe the subjects that were up for discussion in all these groups. It was refreshing and stimulating and encouraging to find a man who took for granted that he was in the midst of an educational institution where he could speak as he thought realizing that the purpose of education itself would warrant his freedom of speech. Ariam Williams did not re-tell the things that everyone knows about India, nor did he say what our Canadians ears were tuned to hear; he was a man who had studied the facts of the present situation in India and he gave his own opinion frankly and fearlessly and honestly. It was obvious from many of the questions asked in the open forums that Canadian students are on the whole ignorant of a knowledge of India, and indeed it was questionable whether we h!lVfLfaceg.'the q<;>ndi+i.l)nsof !iff' ~Il.O'llr o"rn, p.nnn+l"V'" . • - ,.- ·····-11· .. -'- . - _ .• - ~ 4";~·"·· Ariam Williams would desire that Oanadian students eXt!..:' ";r this attitude of mind to the way of life which they follow in their own country and at the same time apply it to an understanding of the life of India and her people, and so come to an intelligent appreciation of the life of the Orient and its relation to the West. Such an attitude would develop in Canada Canadians that were outstanding in qualities of independence, initiativeand originality in .thought and action, Canadians who would be able to contribute sound, healthy and creative efforts towards building a broad foundation of constructive internationalism based on an understanding of the life of nations and on a following of the truth of its knowledge. -Helen Nichol. VOX WESLEYANA KEEP A-GOING KEEP A·GOING When the whole world seems against you And you're thwarted in your aim, That's the time you sit and wonder If it pays to play the game; Buck up! Cheer up! Keep a-going! Do not fear what people say! Through the mire of hate and envy, Truth will somehow clear away. When you've vowed to be a Christian Yet have missed the Master's steps, That's the time your conscience tells you That you've sunk to deepest depths: Buck up! Cheer up! Keep a-going ! Fight the tempter day by day! Jesus is thy great Commander, He will help you win the fray. ~S.S.S., '27. CALLED HOME. The sun of life is 'sinking fast; The shadows grow apace ; Yet through the gloom, 0 blessed sight! Behold the Saviour's face. I hear him calling, calling home, To mansions in the sky. His hand has guided me in life; 'Twill bless me ere I die. My fainting heart beats high with hope. I see the vision fair Of multitudes arrayed in white, Of joys that wait me there. The voices loved in childhood days Cry "Welcome" as of yore. To God the Father they give thanks; His love has saved one more. The morning breaks, the darkness flees: I join the mighty throng Who reverence pay to Christ the Lord And worship Him in song. -D. Cavers, '27~ 43 44 VOX WESLEYANA SUCCESS ALUMNI ARTS ALUMNI ALUMNAEQUE THEOLOGY MEDICINE The '17 class held a Valentine party at the LAW home of Dr. and Mrs. Clive McAlister, February 6th. Snowshoeing, followed by a Conversatirze and refreshments, again evidenc·ed the kindled spirit of '17. The annual united meeting of the Wesley Alumnae Association and the Wesley Men's Club was held February 20th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lindal, '11 and '16. The meeting took the form of a social gathering. About sixty grads and friends " took part in a most enjoyable and enthusiastic evening's entertainment. The guests of the Olubs were, Miss E. D. Bowes, (Sparling Hall), Dr. Eber Crummy, Dr. N. R. Wilson and Dr. W. T. Allison. Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Taylor, '17, upon the happy occasion of the arrival of twin daughters. Les Lea. is preaching 'at Tribune, Sask. We are glad to hear of the appointment of Oval Watts OVQI Watts, '18, to the position of lecturer in Sociology and Social Ethics in Clark University, Worcester, Mass. The ranks of the '20's have been invaded again and one more confirmed bachelor, Art Piggott, has entered into matrimonial bliss. Congratulations. Art is teaching at Sperling, Man. Weare glad to hear reports of the excellent work done by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rose among the New Canadians in the West. In the summer of 1924 Mr. Rose was appointed. superintendent of the twenty-six-bed hospital at Hafford, Sask. This is a little village situated about half way between Battleford and Prince Albert. Its population is entirely New Canadian and the life is of the pioneer type. Two out of the three teachers in the day school are Ruthenians. It is interesting to note, too, that Mr. Geo. Dorey, also a Wesley graduate and at present a member of the Wesley Board, planned and helped to build both the Hafford hospital and the home in which Mr. and Mrs. Rose are living. At the time of his appointment Mr. Rose remarked that "they meant to put Hafford on the map" and we feel assured that these two Wesley graduates are ably succeeding. "Vox" wishes to congratulate Rev. and Mrs. A. Willis Cann Mrs. A. on the arrival of a son and heir. VOX WESLEYANA 45 DRAMATIC NIGHT The various annual "nights" of festivity which occur within the precincts of Wesley College seem to gather about them an added attractiveness and popularity with the years. Especially do we think this true of Dramatic Night, that evening of real enjoyment which our Dramatic Society annually provides for us. Heretofore the reputation enjoyed by the society has been no mean one, and the performance of Tuesday evening, March 3, not only sustained that reputation, but greatly enhanced it. Following the practice of former years three One-Act Plays were presented which gave. ample scope for the display of latent dramatic talent. The first play, entitled "Overtones," aimed to demonstrate the dominance of reality over social insincerity. Frankly speaking we did not, at first, grasp the full significance of the underlying truths which the play 'seeks to bring out. But when we did see light we realized how cleverly those four young ladies had executed a very difficult bit of acting. Their interpretation was excellent 'and is deserving of our not too belated compliments. It was our intention to write impartially throughout, but for us the second play, "Suppressed Desires," a eatire on psychoanalysis, slightly overshadowed the other two. Good acting added much to the already laughable situation and we entered completely into the atmosphere of the thing. In truth, we felt "psyched" ! . No more fitting play could have been chosen to round off the evening's performance than "From Their Own Place," one of Merrill Denison's delightful backwoods scenes. It involved society, trappers, the law.-c-yea, even religion. Though one would never have believed it! The cast proved to be well balanced, and each player admirably fitted the part. Humor, subtle and otherwise abounded, and the characterizations were wellnigh perfect. Most assuredly the success of the evening's entertainment reflects much credit on all, from players to property men, who were in any way connected with the presentation. And let it be remembered that the plays were produced entirely by students, guided by the experienced hand of Prof. Phelps. Say! that word "naive" is difficult to pronounce, isn't it? -H.R.L., '25 * * • SYNOPSIS OF PROGRAM I. "Overtones," by Alice Gerstenberg; produced by Edith Cochran. "Margaret," Iva Stewart; "Maggie," Hazel Elliot; "Harriet," Tena McDonald; "Hetty," Beryl Barrett. 46 VOX WESLEYANA II. "Suppressed Desires," by Susan Glaspell, produced by Winnifred Bruce. "Henrietta Brewster," Ida Wilkinson; "Mabel," Helen Hislop; "Stephen Brewster," 'George Whitlaw. III. "From Their Own Place," by Merrill Denison, produced by Harold Stephenson. "Sandy Simmers," Jon Bildfell; "Clive MacUnch," Arthur Pitt; "Alek MacUnch," Percy Moore; "Harriet Stedman," Pearl Carleton; "Larry Stedman," Frank Hacking; "Ben Humphreys," Wilfred Adamson. WESLEY BEDTIME TOPFLAT VOX WESLEYANA athletics 47 HOCKEY Four games played; one win and three losses is the hockey team's record so far this 'Season. But in this case as many others, the record of games won and lost does not tell the whole truth. Junior Intercollegiate hockey Junion Intercollegiate hockey has been this year and a team which loses by the odd goal in a division as fas as the one Wesley is 'in, has no reason to hang its head in shame. The lack of a forward who could score has proved the team's downfall. The boys have worked together well, have skated fast, and have played a strong defensive game-but around the opponent's goal they have been all too weak. Much credit is due Percy Moore, the captain and Wilf. Adamson, the manager, who have worked hard and faithfully and imbued the team with the proper spirit. Too much cannot be said in praise of Jack Murray who has put heart and soul into hockey, his vocal support is marvellous and at cruical moments the sound of Jack's strident bellow has given the team what we quaintly call a new lease of life. The boys may be down but they are far from out. -H.S. CURLING Alt'hough the interest taken in curling this season is not great if judged solely by the numbers participating, yet, judged by the enthusiasm displayed by the eight or more ladies and the twenty men, the game has a fair representation among our winter sports. Every Saturday curlers are seen wending their way to the Terminal, there to heave the "Stanes 'about." In Interfaculty curling, too, Wesley curlers have been fairly successful, having beaten decisively the Arts and Law rinks, tied with Engineers, and having fallen only before Moos. 'and Aggies. The very fact that three rinks entered the Winnipeg bonspiel and enjoyed a fair number of games attests to the fact that the game has quite 'a following in the College. -L.D. • 48 VOX WESLEYANA BASKETBALL Wesley Basketball, although apparently unsuccessful if left to statistics, has been a great success due to the interest taken in it and the talent displayed. U.M.S.U. Baskeball has greatly increased its proficiency and the Wesley teams have increased in no less degree. Wesley has been in the most exciting and closely contested games of the season. . The Junior team has had an over abundance of good material to pick from 'and has shown the best fighting spirit that has been displayed around Wesley for some time. The Senior team's two exhibition games with Brandon tops one of Wesley's most successful years in Basketball. -E.N.G., '25. C.O.T.C. Wesley's platoon in the University of Manitoba Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps, is still alive. By the outside, very little is either seen or heard of the activity of the unit; but to those on the inside, action is there. Wesley has two men writing the "A" examination and one wrjting the "B"; and on Saturdays, she is well represented at the Barracks. Socially the unit has provided some of the most wholesome and hearty fellowship ever evidenced in University circles. At the dinner, held recently in the Marlborough Hotel , the Platoon Ml3.rlborough was out in full force, as was clearly evidenced by the tables near the piano. Some of the speeches listened to that night will long be remembered by the boys. In all, then, the old Platoon is still alive and functioning. VOX WESLEYANA COLLEGE COLORS Freshman speaks: Our color scheme is based on grass. Our motto runs "They shall not pass." To no proud Soph, we'll bend the neck. We're fresh, but likewise tough, by Heck! Sophomore speaks: Our standard's black as Noah's catNo pirate flag as black as that! Our year is good; you must respect 'er. We're tough, and love rough stuff, by Hector! Junior speaks: Our favorite tint is sprightly carmine, For, like ourselves, we think it's charmin'. No longer dense-not dull as yet- It's we who live real life, you bet! Senior speaks: The Tyrian purple's tint is ours. For we're august as emperors. Give us our due to the last letterBy Hectorine, you bet you'd better! 49 Unencouraging response No. 466: "When you express yourself you don't say anything." '!'hose wishing extra copies of the Graduation Number of "Vox" should place their order with E. N. Griggs as soon as possible. 25c. per copy. A carefully selected list of standard attractions will be presented during the Current Season. Box Office Phone A-8683 Holt,Renfrew&CO. 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NO DELAYS Phone A·2473 for an appointment BRYANT'S STUDIO 333.112 Portage Ave., Winnipeg Piano Building. Winnipeg HOLLINSW-ORTH&CO.t WINNIPEG LIMITED REGINA MAN. SASK, Specialists in Women's and Misses Ready-to-Wear. Dresses, Suits, and Coats, from the Fashion Centres of the World. AT HOLLINSWORTH PRICES 386 and 390 PORTAGE AVE. Boyd Building ASK FOR Mother's Baking Co. SPECIALTIES MOTHER'S FRIED CAKES (the original Cream Cake), YUH·YUM FRUIT AND NUT LOAF, DATE CAKE, DEVIL FOOD CAKE WEDDING AND BIRTHDAY CAKES At all Dealers. Phones: A-3254, N-6121 SHOES THAT YOU FANCY AT A PRICE THAT SUITS YOUR PURSE Public Service Shoe Store 347 Portage Avenue "NOTHING OVER FIVE DOLLARS" When buying, mention that you are from Wesley. Barber Shop PRICES REASONABLE SERVICE GOOD FOR Wesley Men Come once and you will come again Your trade is solicited, and high-class, sanitary work is guaranteed . F. TEMPLE Y. M. C. A. BUILDING VAUGHAN ST. Phone A-2477 Pictures, Picture Frames, Artists' Materials, etc. Let us frame your next Class Group. RICHARDSON'S ART GALLERY 332 MAIN ST. WINNIPEG MY VALET DYERS AND CLEANERS Gentlemen's Suits Sponged and Pressed $ .40 Cleaned and Pressed 1.25 Ladies' Suits Sponged and Pressed $ .50 Cleaned and Pressed 1.35 All kinds of Alterattens 10% 011. Special offer for Wesley Students. Please mention you are from Wesley DELS FAI~~US CREAM Wesley Cafe 495 Portage Ave. JUST AROUND THE CORNER Open 6 a.m, till 1 a.m. Meals at all hours. 4 5 5 PORTAGE AVENUE. Special attention to Students who make this their eating place. WESLEY COLLEGE PINS BUTTONS RINGS ANDREW'S Jewelry Store Nearly 50 years in Winnipeg 311 PORTAGE AVENUE (OPPOSITE EATON'S) OneDayLaundry Service Bundles left at our office before 9.30 a.m, will be ready at 5.30 p.m. the same day. No extra charge SUITS PRESSED--50 CENTS When Brought in and Called for Northwest Laundry LIMITED Main & York A-2811.2-3 by buying what you require from them. II tEfJt Wnibtr1)itp of ~anitoba - Offers Courses Leading to Degrees in Arts, Science, Medicine, Law, Civil and Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Home Economics. For Calendars outlining these courses and all information regarding conditions of Matriculation, fees, etc., address The Registrar, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. Fi\.RQUHAR & SHAW, LTD. Sporting Goods, Phonographs and Records HEADQUARTERS FOR WESLEY STUDENTS' OFFICIAL SWEATER8-CRESTS-PENNANTS FOOTBALL-HOCKEY-TENNIS SUPPLIES SKATES AND BOOTs-BNOWSHOES 387 PORTAGE AVENUE (Opp. Boyd Bldg.) TWO STORES: 235 PORTAGE AVENUB (Opp. P ...t Office) Patronize a W... le:r Ex-Student COLONY .PHARMACY A. C. WITHERSPOON, Chemist Bring us your Films to be Developed 8-Hour Service Drugs - Prescriptions - Toilet Articles - Chocolates Courteous Service Assured 469 PORTAGE AVE. Consult "Vox" Advertisers. Phone B-350 EATON PRICES AFFORD NOTABLE VALUES in DOUBLE bound shoes strung with especially prepared babiche, made with a careful eye to detail. Frames are bevelled edged seasoned ash, while the gut is rolled and treated by experienced Indians before the shoe is strung. In sizes for everyone. 12x60 Men's, $4.95 pair. "Bears Paw" Trappers, $5.95 pair. Snowshoe Harness, 50c. pair. Appropriate apparel at moderate prices. Sporting Goods Section, Third Floor, Hargrave 10x33 Boys' and Girls', $2.25 pair. llYzx36 Youthsr or Ladies, $2.75 pair. 12x42 Club, $3.50. 14x42 size, $3.90 pair.
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|Title||Vox Wesleyana 1925 March|
|Description||The March 1925 edition of Vox Wesleyana.|
CLASS & LITERARY
Vol XXVIII MARCH, 1925 No. 2
What Beautiful Shoes
and 3 Prices Onl)l---$5, $6, $7
An exclamation so often heard from the men men
and women of Winnipeg. Can you wonder?
LOOK AT OUR WINDOWS
Vanity Shoe Shop, Ltd.
355 PORTAGE AVE. (Cor. Carlton)
G. F. PENNY.
Artist and Photocrapher
IN COLLEGE GROUPS
Disoount to all Students
Save by Spending Wisely
Spend by Saving
Start systematic savings where
you can deposit or withdraw from
9 a.m, to 6 p.m. (Saturdays, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.)
Province of Manitoba
339 Garry St., 872 Main St.
489 PORTAGE AVENUE
TelephO'Ile Sher. (B.) 4178
"Conducted to foster the Thrift and We1fare
of the People."
Support ''Vox'' Advertisers-They support you.
HkNRY BIRKS· e,.,SONS
Birks' Building, Portage Avenue
T Go T
H Where You Will H
.' J. You will not find a "larger or better I
N selected stock of Young Men's Suits and Overcoats than here, and N
K at prices that cannot be equalled. K , Our Prices are LESS than Sale Prices elsewhere. , • •
Economy methods make it possible for us to sell for much less.
If you are not averse to saving $10.00 or more on your next suit or Overcoat
SCANLAN & McCOMB
MEN'S FINE CLOTHES
379Y2 Portage Ave. (North Side, between Carlton and Edmonton)
When buying, mention that you are from Wesley.
Photograph is the best
medium of perpetuating
the memory of your college
502 SCOTT BLOCK (Main Street South)
Portage & Good Branch, Winnipeg
465 Portage Ave.
BICYCLES. FISHING T~KLE,
Lace Curtains. Dry Cleaning.
Hats cleaned and blocked $l.OO
Hats blocked 50c
The above are some of our leading services.
A phone call will bring our driver.
Home and Wellington. N-6311
WHY YOU SHOULD USE
CITY DAIRY MILK
It is life itself-the home that
consumes lots of milk, reflects
itself in its bill of health at
the minimum of cost. Science
demonstrates conclusively the
value of Milk when it is handled
under the rigid standards
of care, cleanliness, and safety
insisted upon for CITY MILK.
City Dairy Co. Ltd,
Notre Dame and Adelaide
CHOICE MEATS, PISH, POULTRY
SAUSAGE OUR SPECIALTY
569 ELLICE AVENUE
Get under these advertisers and give them a boo..