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CLAPPERTON, Music Department, Vocal, Music and Arts Building Music Department, Vocal, Music MISS EDNA CRAGG, Assistant Registrar, 487 Newman St. B-2468. REV. JOHN MACLEAN, M.A., D.D., Ph.D., ,Librarian, 64 Walnut St. B-5375. ......................................................................,..,. 11••••••••••••••••• • ~onor5 Honors Wesley College extends hearty congratulations to the following honor winners: UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS Third Year HAROLD G. ROBSON HA<ROLD G. ROBSON General Course,. $100.00 MISS ADA G. O'NEILL Sir James Aikin's Scholarship in English, $125.00 MISS ADA O'NEILL MISS ADA O'NEILL Honorable Mention in English GARNET C. McCARTNEY Natural and Physical Science Scholarship, WESLEY COLLEGE AWARDS LOGIE BUTCHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 1. GEORGE LAW 2. ANNIE LAIDLAW ANNIE LAIDLAiW 3. MAGGIE GOSWELL BOARD OF WESLEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP 1. MARY FORREST 2. 'CALLUM McLENNAN SCHOLARSHIP IN HEBREW Not yet awarded. SCHOLARSHIP IN GRADE XI SCRIPTURE 1. KATHLEEN KNIGHT 2. TENEY DE YONG 3. ANNIE VRYENHOEK MRS. J. K. SpARLING PRIZE MISS ADA O'NEILL PRINCIPAL SPARLING BURSARY CLIFFORD MATCHETT CLIFFORD MATCH~TT THOS. NIXON PRIZE J. W. HOWES GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S MEDAL B. F. PARSONS SASKATCHEWAN CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP B.F.PARSONS ,.••••••••••••••~•••••••••••••••••••••••,. ••••••••••••••• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ···,.•••••••••••••••• 11. Vox Wesleyana Authorized by Postmaster-General, Otta...a, as Second CI""" Matter MAY, 1925 No.3 l-~IlUJi=========== Vol. XXIX VoL XXIX. EDITORIAL STAFF CHAIRMAN PROF. W. KIRKCONNELL, M.A. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF D. B. SPARLING, '26 ASSISTANT EDITORS JON BILDFELL, '25 HAROLD ROBSON, '26 LITERARY EDITOR ............ IVA STEWART, '26 LITERARY EDlTOR ASSIST. LITERARY EDITOR ... HAROLD STEPHENSON, '25 ASSIST. RELIGIOUS EDITOR ............ GEORGE HAMBLEY, B.A. RELIGIOUS EDlTOR ALUMNI · CARL HALSTEAD, B.A. LOCAL EDITORS ......... GRACE PARSONS, '27 JAS. MONTGOMERY, '27 LOCAL WESLEYETTES IDA WILKINSON, '25 ATHLETICS R. M. FRAYNE, B.A. BUSINESS MANAGER ........... E. A. ARMSTRONG, '27 BUSINESS M.A;NAGER ASST. BUSINESS MANAGER LLOYD BORLAND, '27 CIRCULATION MANAGER EARL GRIGGS, '25 ASSISTANTS ......... LYLE HOPKINS, '27 PEARSON GRIGGS, '26 ASSISTANTS Graduation Number Gpaduation Auth.. _eel by P ...tmaster-General. OU...... .. Second Clu. M.tter 8 VOX WESLEYANA + ,,_" .1_'._.1_"_"_, , "-1.- "_" - "- IT . ! THE SWEET O' THE YEAR THE SWEET 0' THE 1 I J iI!I IiI Ii1Iii The upland hills are green again; The river runs serene again; All down the miles Of orchard aisles The pink-lip blooms are seen again; To garden close And dooryard plot Come back the rose And bergamot. The ardent blue leans near again; The far-flown swallow is here again; To his thorn-bush Returns the thrush, , And the painted-wings appear again; . In young surprise The meadows run AU starry eyes To meet the sun. Warm runs young blood in the veins again, And warm loves flood in the rains again. Earth, all aflush With the fecund rush, To her Hearl's Desire attains again; While stars outbeat The exultant word - "Death's in defeat, And Love is Lord." ~5YO~~~.~- ~ Jl._~ If%. ~. --- ~!iiiiiiiiI1 +"-"-"-"-"-"-"-"-"-"_"_"_'0_"_"_"_"_"_.._ .._ .._ .._ .._ .._ .._.+ VOX WESLEYANA 9 DR. ANDREW STEWART By Dr. John Maclean, Librarian, Wesley College A stalwart of the plains has reached the end of the long, trail, and climbed the everlasting hills, and the genial smile of Dr. Andrew Stewart will be missed in our College Halls, but there linger awhile, sweet and sacred memories of other days, words and phrases full of inspirartion, and beautiful inscriptions oil human souls, written with the fingers of his brain, which will abide, when mortality has crumbled into dust. Over the western prairies in the early days he wandered in quest of human souls, striving to lift them toward high ideals and noble living, and when the shadows hovered over the lonely shack, he went there as an angel of mercy with his hands and heart full of comfort for weary folks. The plodding genius in the primitive log school found in him a friend, who brought words 10 VOX WESLEYANA of encouragement for struggling ignorance, longing to scale the heights where wisdom dwells, the rural teacher waited in confidence for guidance, and was not disappointed, and the early settler, burdened with poverty, yet full of hope, ploughed the furrow with a new song, the words set to music by an angel's touch. Transplanted to the city with larger opportunities in his old vocation, he awakened the latent powers of men and women, who sprang forward with a divine discontent, striving new worlds to conquer in the realm of knowledge, and the procession grew with the passing years, until thousands counted it a high privilege and great honor to call him teacher and friend. He became the interpreter of the old regime and the prophet of a new day, unravelling theological knots, lifting the eyes of his students to the tops of the mountains, speaking forth the old truths in a new setting, telling the old story as the new Gospel for a world of doubt and sin, and moulding preachers for coming days. The Hebrew Bible was his vade mecum, and the Methodist Discipline a fit companion, as he was a skilful exegate and an ecclesiastical statesman. He was a loyalist in religion, never straying from the Cross of Christ, a defender of the faith, and a firm believer in the foundation doctrines of repentance, justification by faith, regeneration and sanctification. Quiet and unassuming he led the way along untrodden paths, over deep morasses, and through dense jungles, listening for the music of the gentle voices of the young disciples who were following after, undeterred by secret foes, yet walking in the King's highway, that others might find the path home to God. Through mists and gathering clouds and sunshine he pursued the course, without a murmur on his lips, or a frown upon his face, unhasting, unresting, and no falteringstep, with. out any betrayal of high ideals, and alway's with a song in his heart for the folks who could not sing, lifting burdens along the trail, and making life worth living every hour, through long days and sleepless nights. Beyond the teacher and his problems lay the man, sturdy and honest, true to himself and his friends, courting no favors, yet finding rare delight among the sacred circle which sat beside the round table in sweet converse, and the hours were full of high privilege as he stepped westward in fellowship with trusty men and women, whom he 'loved, far beyond our ken. The charms of his friendship with its strength and beauty encircled the lives of the chosen few, entranced by the spell of unspoken love and loyaJlty, and 'as he walked on the road to Emmaus, the vision splendid came to them in "thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." In the strength of his manhood he kept step with his Master, along the shores of lovely Galilee, in the stricken woods of dark Gethsemane, and up the slopes of Calvary's sacred mount, until the close of the day, when his work was done, and he laid down his tools, a workman of God, faithful to the last. Edith Pitt, Vice-President VOX WESLEYANA 11 PERMANENT EXECUTIVE ‘25 Jack Murray, Pres. Professor A. Phelps, Hon. Pres. Homer Lane Secretary 12 VOX WESLEYANA The modern saint of the cheery brow, without a cloak to hide his faults, whose words were few on the high theme of his own religious experience, trod with pure intent the path of sorrow in loneliness and faith, and when he came down from the mount, where he had seen God face to face, he wist not that the skin of his countenance shone, but the stamp of the angel was there, though he knew it not. A sacred silence lingers in the old class:r:oom where he taught, the gentle footfall comes no more in the corridors, a strange vacancy waits for the magic figure, and there is an empty niche in the wall, but we lift the fa:llen mantle, and the sacred burden, and travel on, till the day breaks, and the shadows flee away, when we shall meet in the land beyond the stars, where there is no night, and no more sea. ARTS VALEDICTORY ADDRESS, APRIL 25th, 1925 By Harold J. Stephenson Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: When my classmates elected me valedictorian I stammered a "Thank you" or something equally inadequate. Tonight, after much anxious search for the felicitous phrase, I find to my dismay that' I can add to that "Thank you" nothing that would not be equally bald and commonplace. And this not because I am insensible to the privilege that has been accorded me, nor because I am unaware of my indebtedness to those who so graciously accorded me that privilege, but rather because r suffer most distressingly from that inability which Tennyson felt when he wrote, "And I wish that my tongue could utter the thoughts that arise in me." For me that cry has an exquisite poignancy. On second thought it occurs to me that this dumbness is a blessing, however disguised, for could I utter that which I feel, I should never be done. So I merely repeat what I said before, and say to my classmates, "Thank you." I am reminded this evening of another Grad's Farewell, and of another and far better valedictory address. The time was three years ago,and the valedictorian Mr. Thorlakson. I was a Freshman at the time, and while I dimly realized that Mr. Thorlakson's voice nearly broke on his closing words, "Vale! Vale! Dear old Alma Mater," I was rather amazed and mildly disgusted, because to me then such emotion as Mr. Thorlakson manifested was unmanly, and so I pitied Mr. Thorlakson for his weakness and felt very superior and masculine, to the exclusion of 'all such feminine weaknesses. Now it may well be that I was alone in my beautiful superiority that evening, that my classmates found nothing to depreciate in that address-as to that I cannot say, but I can say that tonight we are 'at .one in feeling VOX WESLEYANA 13 as Mr. Thorlakson did then, just when we have discovered for ourselves how very dear our Alma Mater can become, we must bid her farewell On the 21st of May our four yearshere were officially terminated and our student days over, so we have a tendency to gather in little groups, look dolefully at one another, to grasp eagerly at what little remains of this glorious period, and to cherish memories of what has been. We are also saddened by the knowledge that on the day when we are precipitated into, or, if you will, perpetrated upon the world, the class of '25 becomes a thing of the past-that day marks the dispersal of the '25ers in all four directions, and some of us shall meet again but rarely, and some never. The knowledge that soon our ways will lead us from Wesley is not of such a nature as leads us to share the Sophomore's romantic delight in Juliet's exclamation about parting being such sweet sorrow. We would omit that lover's adjective, and say that sorrow is "so constant to us and so kind." Now this may be an undergraduate's indulgence in .maudlin sentiment, it may be that, inasmuch as college is a preparation for a larger life, we should be eager to begin that annual reformation of the universe which Mr. Bildfell mentioned, and it probably will be that ina few years we will look back and laugh at our melancholy of today. All this may and should be so, and therefore we should accept the inevitable philosophically and look forward to Convocation as the commencement which we hope it will be. But meanwhile we have as a confrontation the sobering, saddening fact that soon we shall be pushed out into an apparently indifferent world, where we must enter "the mad race for the half-penny pieces," and that then we shall no more dwell in this building and the world it represents, where we have been very happy, and where we were more and more bginning to "dream and to understand." There is a dictum to the effect that it is the students who constitute the university or college. Now while we who have known the staff of Wesley repudiate this as a half truth, yet it contains a truth, and its implications bring us no joy at this moment, for as the students change and pass, the college changes, and in a few years we will be strangers here. Tonight we are very much a part of the college, and we and our picture occupy a place in the sun. Tomorrow we shall be forgotten, save, perhaps for some exploit or achievement, remembered for a few years, memory of it grows fainter and fainter, until it fades, and our picture is moved by degrees from its present place of honor, finally coming to rest in some dim corner, where no one sees it or cares to see it. We are, however, cheered by the thought that the building will never be strange to us, that the professors will remember us,and who knows but that in a visit here twenty or thirty years from now we shall recognize the features of some freshman, and that we can pat ~im paternally 14 VOX WESLEYANA on the head and address him by a name that is associated in our memory with the class of '25. We know, Mr. Chairman, that Wesley College will most certainly, must inevitably forget us. We know with just as much certainty and regard it as equally inevitable that we will not forget Wesley. If for no other reason than that we have "gone so proudly friended" here and been so gloriously happy, we will not forget these four years. We may have great happiness in store for us, but we can with difficulty conceive of a happier state, or one where we shall feel so keenly that life is. good. But we shall remember, we cannot but remember our Wesley days, because they will so indelibly have left their impress upon us. It is said that Danton, when advised to flee from France to save his head from the guillotine Robespierre intended for it, exclaimed, "Can a man carry his country on the soles of his shoes?" We can say that we do carry with us our college. (And this aside from the text-books we have not sold.) So much of what we are today, and will be tomorrow is directly the effect on us of our four years here, so definitely have we been influenced, so much have we changed, so greatly have we developed (and this, when one considers what we were four years ago is but a modest statement), in brief, such growth has been ours, such direction has been given to us, that it is absurd to even imagine that we will forget Wesley. It was Elizabeth Barret, was it not, in one of her sonnets from the Portugese, who asks and then answers the question "How do I love thee?" It took a whole sonnet series, but she did manage to put down in black and white her love for her famous husband, who was a lucky dog if ever there was one. (It would seem that "them days is gone forever." However, that is only an envious by-the-by.) Students cannot, and would not if they could, describe in so many words their regard for their Alma Mater. It is a subject on which they feel it best to be silent, a thing to hide, or at least not flaunt, but it is there, and deeply there-the lightheartedness and cynicism they at times affect, to the contrary. And this reticence is as it should be, for were it the thing with ready tongue and facile pen to constantly and openly give perfervid and highsounding expression to that which they now keep hidden, are but faintly aware of, or express unwittingly in action, were such the case, there would be danger of these expressions degenerating into jinglingly meaningless cant, and the sentiment itself being cheapened. It is their cognizance of this danger, coupled with the aversion young people have for emotional outbursts, that lies at the bottom of the student's silence. So, Mr. Chairman, being a student, and lacking that gift of expression which Mrs. Browning had, and at the same time wishing to convey something of our affection for our College, I must again resort to quotation, this time from Bismark, who once said in a speech, "Prussians we are, and Prussians we will remain, and VOX WESLEYANA 15 I hope to God we are Prussians long after this paper has been forgotten like a withered autumn leaf." Certainly we are Wesleyites, just as certainly we will remain Wesleyites, and it would be needless, not to say farcical, for me to hope so passionately that our Wesleyism will outlast this piece of paper. It may seem that if there be any spirit or atmosphere to this address, it is that of, say, East Lynne rather than that of an undergraduate who should be filled with a "joy of living." And inasmuch as I am this evening spokesman for a class that is "'thusiastic and all alive," that has gone through life to the strains of "Sweet Adeline," rendered however misguidedly, yet with great gusto and lung power, a class that is as fresh as is the month of May (the word "fresh" has here of course its orthodox meaning, not the meaning that a junior of the fair sex gives it when she says to a senior of the' strong sex, "Oh you fresh thing !") Being then the mouthpiece for such a class, I should leave a very false impression with you if my refrain were, " A Senior's life is a vapor, full of woe." At present we are, thanks to various reminders of the fact that soon we are to be surrendered to the world, the flesh, and the devil, very much in the dumps. But normally we feel as the young Wordsworth did, when he wrote, "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven." Our dawn has been glorious, and we feel that if it be an earnest of what is to come, our day will not be all misery. Naturally we tend to let our conception or visualization of the morrow be colored by the pleasant actuality of today, yet we are not blind to what ugly and disappointing shades it may assume. But meanwhile, and, surely, we feel, this is a good omen, an augur of the future, when we are ejected from college it is spring, and the world, far from being the storied place of disappointment and realities of the back-alley, is a place to delight the heart of evena confirmed misanthrope. True, just at present, the dirt and refuse mercifully concealed by the snow, lies bare, but by the 21st of May the street-cleaning department and the "fecund rush of nature" will have covered all the bald spots of the earth with greenery, and the town will be a fit place for the sweetest of girl grads in the whitest of dresses, while in the country they can all be Queens of the May. (The male graduates will of course, be working, or, what is more likely, looking for work.) , In one of the sagas the following incident is related. During a battle between a king of Norway and some of his rebellious subjects, one of the king's men was struck over the heart with an arrow. Nothing daunted, the luckless warrior yanked the arrow out, and, on seeing some shreds of white! flesh adhering to the arrow-head, exclaimed, "Well has the king nurtured me this winter, for I am fat even to the root of my heart." Then, of course, he' died. This oldNorseman's loyalty to his king was magnificent, but it has always seemed to me that was singularly 16 VOX WESLEYANA VOX WESLEYANA STAFF DRAMATIC EXECUTIVE VOX WESLEYANA 17 - forgetful of the royal cooks, and that he might well have remembered them in his swan-song. This old battler may have been ungrateful, but his ingratitude would be dwarfed into utter insignificance by ours, were we not to remember our professors when we bid college life a long farewell-our professors, who prepared the different courses of this our feast of reason so temptingly that even anchorites such as we have been could not but partake of them with great relish and far greater profit. If to any of you the story of the Norseman has suggested fatty degeneration of the heart, and so by a transference of ideas you think we have been pampered, I beg of you that you immediately disburden yourselves of the idea. We have, thanks to those allseeing professors, 'had quite enough exercise, indeed I have often heard students say not without righteous indignation, that our exercise has been hard labor. And I say myself that the professor might well t-urn to the Book of Ecclesiasticus and read and take to heart the following profound axiom, "A learned man gettethwisdom by opportunities of leisure, and he that hath little business shall become wise." When, with shining morning faces and downy chins we sidled into our first lecture here, we were tremendously impressed, awed into silent wonder by these repositories of all knowledge, the professors. Today, when the compact has and is forever banishing the "shining morning faces," and when the downy-chinned freshman has become a Senior, who imagines that it is only by daily use of the Gillette that he can prevent his assuming a pard-like appearance, and when the class as a whole is classed as hard-boiled, when such and so great changes have taken place, each and every one of us still subscribe faithfully to the doctrine of professorial infallibility. And what is more we have come to know them for the finest of gentlemen and the best of friends-the parting from whom occasions us not a little regret which is however tempered and restrained and counteracted by the thought that when we do come back, as we shall. we will find them here, and it will be like old times. One often hears, Mr. Chairman, the statement made that our age is in crying need of leaders. Then not infrequently it is added that the leaders should come from the ranks of the College and University graduates. Obviously this age like every other needs leaders, and it is almost as obviously true that some of these leaders will be graduates of institutions of higher learning. The mere number of university educated folk, coupled with their training ensures that. It is within the range of possibility that the Wesley class of '25 will produce a leader, or perhaps a dozen. Theil again it is quite possible that it will produce none. But whether we occupy the high places, where the inevitable fierce white light of publicity will beat upon us, or whether we become merely so many heads of the many-headed, we shall not, I hope, become drifters, the flotsam and jetsam of life. If we do 18 VOX WESLEYANA so degenerate, we shall have been false to the teachings of our Wesley years, which have in opening our eyes to the bewildering and amazing complexity of life, and taught. us to see that life steadily and see it whole. In brief we have begun to think. We have all of us read some Hardy, and nota few of us have glanced at Houseman's work, and we will, if our present attitude continues, go back to them. Yet Houseman cheerfully tells us that" 'tis only thinking lays lads underground," while Hardy's comment is that thinking is a "disease of the flesh." We find ourselves very much above ground, with no symptomatic rash much less any ravages of the thinking disease. But none the less we firmly maintain that we do think, and at times, it must be said, we find it not very restful. Our brows are at times ruffled, and our sleep not always as sound as the proverbial logs'. Nor on the other hand, to continue the negatives, do we attempt or feel like attempting to look like direct descendants of that ancient "thinker" whom Rodin found, and left, in such a brown study. As Seniors we are perhaps .occasionally tempted to take ourselves very seriously, but then we simply remember that caustic Frenchman's aphorism that "gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body intended to cover defects of the mind." As grads we would have a tendency to look on life with a jaundiced eye, but then, being young, we cannot, no matter how hard we try, be gloomy for very long. All that has gone from us is an optimism that we are best rid of, that immoral optimism of deliberately and wilfully seeing only that which we want to see, that senseless and harmful optimism in the light of which life is seen in roseate and nothing but roseate hues, that optimism rightly called criminal because it rests on what Hardy so witheringly calls "levitical passing by." True it is that we have been left a little bewildered by the rapid and complete undermining of some of our old beliefs and accepted dogmas, but only those have toppled which rested on shifting sands which we unwittingly took to be bedrock. Our eyes, then, have been opened, so that in the future we need not remain in the shallows, the sport of every sudden gust, nor need we drift aimlessly toward disaster. Perhaps, and if so, because it is inevitable, we are "daily travelling farther from the east," at least we see whither we go, and have, we believe, some purpose to beacon us on our way. "All the world's a stage, and most of the men and women merely stage-hands" was one student's version of Shakespeare's famous line, and as a comment on life it is not very inferior to Shakespeare's, and it would be "in character" coming from Jacques. Most of us legitimately aspire to be actors or at least stage managers. While we know that the mere fact that we have a University degree will not, per se guarantee us an actor's or a stage-manager's position, we feel that the training that the degree implies will or should ensure that we do whatever we have to do, intelligently, that we act as reasoned human beings, Which is, if I might be permitted to philosophically dogmatize, the important thing. For, to return to the figure, a stage-hand's error can just as effectively as an actor's poor work or a stagemanager's mistake, ruin the show-make a miserable failure of what might have been a great and glorious success. And so, while we wish to be successful in the popular sense of the word, we also desire to serve humanity, to make this world a happier place for our fellow-men. We can achieve this greater success, we feel, by holding true to the idealisms, to the scale of values, which are the fruit of our Wesley studies and associations. Cherishing and preserving these we shall not be guilty of "casting gold into the gutter or diamonds into the sea." In conclusion I wish to read two stanzas from Lionel John-son's poem, "Oxford," which sum up our parting thoughts- "Over the four long years, and now there rings One voice of freedom and regret. Farewell! Now old remembrance sorrows and now sings, But song from sorrow, now I cannot tell. "Over the four long years! And unknown powers Call to us going forth upon our way. Ah! Turn we and look back upon those towers That rose above our lives and cheered the day." And so we go, wishing Wesley, her students and her staff well. In the larger sphere that awaits her may she be to many more what she bas been to us. I VOX WESLEYANA 19 THEOLOGY VALEDICTORY ADDRESS-WESLEY COLLEGE. APRIL 28, 1925 By C. I. MASON Mr. Chairman and Members of Convocation: I appreciate the honor conferred upon me by the members of the graduating class, that I should be chosen to deliver the valedictory address on this occasion. The only point of merit that I can discover that may have guided them in their choice, is that of seniority. I am not a medallist, or scholarship winner. I think you are all cognizant of the fact that the graduate selected to deliver the valedictory has never done the like before, and before he becomes proficient in the art the whole thing is over. If I should, therefore, seem to be preaching a little tonight, kindly remember that I am more accustomed to preaching than to delivering valedictories. It would seem quite natural that I should be reminded 20 VOX WESLEYANA tonight, that it is. just twenty years this coming July since Prof. E. R. Doxsee, now of Regina College, called upon me as I was working on my father's farm in Hastings County, Ontario. He told me that he had been informed by the pastor of our church, when at Conference, that I had decided to enter the Christian ministry if the way should open. I shall never forget the impression made upon me in that conversation, and the night and day dreams I had during the following weeks and months-dreams of professors with high, intellectual foreheads, delicately formed features, and benign countenances; dreams of atmospheres congenial to the growth of those bursting ideals; dreams of attitudes reverent and holy, toward sacred truths, and calls, and objects; dreams of encouragements, wise and cautious, and commendation mingled with restraint and discipline; dreams of examples of polished graces, and refined courtesies, of careful etiquette and self-control. And then, in the fall of 1905, I entered Albert College, Belleville. I think it is only fitting that I should say, that throughout these twenty years, Professor Doxsee and Albert College have stood out in my memory as embodying all those significant graces and charms which were presented to my mind upon my first meeting with Professor Doxsee. In 1907 I came to the Manitoba Conference to begin my probationer's experience, but like the Israelites at Kadesh Barnea I didn't camp here long before retiring. The giants were great in the land in those days, and I was as a grasshopper in their sight, and so I became in my own sight. My wilderness experience has been somewhat circuitous, but, I believe, as surely as surely under the guidance of the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night as were the children of God of olden-time. I trust they have not been barren and wasted years, -they are years that have taught me at least one thing, and that is, that the Christian ministry does not afford the only opportunity for Christian men to serve God effectively. Yet, feeling myself under the compulsion of a Divine plan and purpose for my life I never lost sight 'of the goal, that some day, having met the requirements of the educational standards of our church, I might be ordained for the Christian ministry. Two years ago two members of our graduating class landed at the Jordan, and discovered that two other members of our tribe had already arrived. There the Jordan lay before us, and the most of us have had our fears as we ventured forth into the deep waters of philosophy and psychology and theology and eschatology, and many other "ologies." And then, the last thing before we took our final plunge, Dr. Riddell, our modern Joshua, loaded us down with those tablets of stone which are to become incorporated into the constitution of our new church in Canaan (the Polity and Discipline and Act of Incorporation of the United Church). Some of our class were fairly good swimmers, but the VOX WESLEYANA 21 rest of us cried out in almost utter despair, "What shall we do in the swelling of Jordan 1" But according to the report tonight, we are all here-all safely landed on the Canaan side. Either the waters were not as treacherous as they looked, or we were better swimmers than we thought. Already we can see some "walled cities" ahead to be encountered, but we believe we have gathered such courage from our Jordan deliverance that we can face pretty nearly any modern Jericho ana with our trumpet blast shatter those formidable and lofty walls. But, so far so good-we're all here! We're not worrying about our troubles after this until we come to them! But now, what about our Alma-Mater, our kindly mother, this great nurturing institution-Wesley College! Of course, our class is not unmindful of the contribution made to our mental and spiritual equipment by Manitoba College, and we are glad that it has been our privilege to be so intimately associated with her, but we are thinking more particularly tonight of our relationship with Wesley College. I am not just sure which professor will stand out in my own memory twenty years hence, as having been my ideal and inspiration. Undoubtedly for some of our class it will be one, for some another. I can say however, on behalf of the class, that we have felt the loss of our beloved Dr. Stewart very keenly. His influence has been to us a benediction, and will remain a perpetual inspiration. When I came to Wesley College two years ago I was conscious of a sort of tense, strained, heavy atmosphere. You know how one feels sometimes.c-you can't explain it, but there is a pressure upon the spirit, a deterrent upon freedom and confidence. Perhaps there was something wrong with my own blood, but I sensed it very keenly. I am pleased to say however, (whether it was an adjustment of my own mind to the situation, or an adjustment of the situation to a more congenial and harmonious relation) that the last year has been one of increasing satisfaction and pleasure and promise. I should. make a confession, perhaps, on behalf of our own class, and that is, that we have not done all that we should have done, or could have done, to improve the spirit and atmosphere and tone of this institution, and it will remain our eternal regret! When I look into the faces of Wesley's three hundred eager, hopeful, courageous, promising young students, gathered from all over this great west of ours, I cannot help saying, "What an opportunity!" What an opportunity to interpret the meaning of life to this great new world, to translate into terms of living reality the ideals of our noblest thought for it! And friends, this is one of the things that has impressed me during these two years, that our educational institutions are now fully aware that "true education" is not so much an acquisition as it is a vision; not so much a mould as it is an attitude ; not so much a goal as 22 VOX WESLEYANA it is a starting-point! Our church institutions of learning are emphasizing the fact that education sought for purely utilitarian advantages is unworthy of our sacrifices, but that education sought for the enlargement of our capacities to serve our time is worthy of our best. Education may, or may not be, a wholesome thing, depending entirely upon the attitude the individual holds toward society, and the motives that prompt his effort for an education. If society is regarded only from the standpoint of the opportunities it affords for spoliation, and certain classes as only so much chaff out of which vain, selfish men may sift the wheat to put nice white bread on their own tables, then, that kind of educated man is a peril to the community, and his intellectual achievements in that instance would become a bane instead of a blessing. Our institutions of learning, fostered and sustained by our church, inspired by the New Testament ideal of character and life, are coming to realize that a religious content must be put into all true education, and that its highest mission is to teach our young people how to live, and the business of making a living will almost automatically take care of itself. The raw material is placed in the hands of this institution, and out of that raw stuff may be fashioned almost anything it wills. It remains for the church and the faculty of this college to decide what its ideal shall be, what kind of a label she will put upon her products. I phoned to one of the foundries yesterday to find out what pig-iron was worth, and the manager told me that it was worth $22.00 per ton at Sault Ste Marie. We'll say it is worth two cents per pound in Winnipeg. I phoned to the retail department of Ashdown's to find out the price of horse-shoes, and the manager told me they were worth thirteen cents per pound. I then phoned to the Willis-Overland Sales Co. to find out the price of car-axles, and the man in the office told me an axle cost $6.60, or, as it weighed just a little over fourteen pounds, about forty-seven cents per pound. If a firm had made that iron into saws and planes and chisels it would probably average up about three to four dollars per pound, and if another firm were to make it into finely adjusted surgical instruments it would be worth about fifty dollars per pound. The only difference is' in the process and the mould, the original material was the same. It was just plain pig-iron. Here is my question: What is Wesley College making out of her students? Is her ideal related more to thirteen-cent horse-shoes, made to clatter up and down our noisy business streets, or is it related to fifty-dollar instruments of mercy to relieve the suffering and strain of our common life? The situations presented in the class-rooms, the atmosphere breathed in these halls, the example that is set up for character, will determine very largely what the finished product will be. Of course, I know that while I am speaking, there are professors and students, who are saying to themselves, there is such a thing as superior and inferior stuff. But there is VOX WESLEYANA 23 no stuff so mean that it is not capable of wondrous transformation. There are some lives it is true, that move slowly toward harmony and symmetry and beauty, but there is also an undefined and indefinable something that may rest upon every human contact and make it to glow with spiritual beauty, and it should be the prayer of every professor in this college, and every Christian student that he might so order the whole attitude and bearing of his life that it would attract the attention, and arouse the interest of every stranger to Jesus Christ that becomes a student in this institution. For, what song is to the birds, what culture is to the intellect, what eloquence is to the orator, that the spiritual is to character. It isn't complete without it. And those who have discovered its inner secret have found Christ to be, spiritually "a garden full of flowers, a brook that never fails, a sun without a spot, a foundation that never yields, a friend that never forsakes." When I think of Wesley College, I think of her as set in the heart of this great, cosmopolitan city of ours; set in the heart of this great Province, more than half of which is known to us as "new Canadians"; set in the heart of this great, young Canada, this young nation which is just beginning to shake itself, feeling the vigor of manhood, of nationhood, and making the influence of our ideals felt in the highest courts of the world. What a responsibility! What an opportunity! What a trust! The writer to the Hebrews says that Abraham, that ancient patriarch of Israel "went out not knowing whither he went ... looking for a city which hath foundations, whose Builder and Maker was God." With a prayer in our hearts for Wesley College, with a confidence and hope for her future, with this glorious and glowing quest of the ancient Abraham still fresh in our hearts, and throbbing and thrilling with the pulsing life of the great new institution "the United Church of Canada" (an unparalleled exhibition of consecration to the gigantic task of redeeming God's world under His divine leadership), to this end, we, the graduating class in Theology, Wesley College 1925, consecrate ourselves! DR. MOFFIT'S BOOK DR. MOFFITS BOOK The advance copy of Dr. Moffit's book, "England on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution," sub-title "A Study of Economic and Social Conditions from 1740-1760, with special reference to Lancashire," has been received by him. The issue will be off the press and available to the general public any day now. Dr. Moffit spent much time, study and concentration upon the subject matter of this book and the public may confidently look for many fresh side lights upon this great turning point in Modern Civilization. 24 VOX WESLEYANA • WESLEY STUDENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL S. C. M. EXECUTIVE • VOX WESLEYANA 25 TO-MORROW (and your relation to it) TO·MORROW (and Convocation Address. Wesley College. April, 1925. By Rev. L. H. Fisher, S.T.L. Mr. Chairman, Mr. President and Members of Convocation: After listening to the report of the President and hearing the introductions of the graduates the first duty that devolves upon me is the very pleasing one of offering congratulations to all concerned, to the College as a whole on the completion of so successful a thirty-seventh year; to the Principal on his having brought to conclusion this term with its various anxieties financial and other; to the staff on the results already public of the examinations. In face of the quality of the men who tonight receive the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, I am overcome with humility and before the theological students, I have a great fear. The former have shown their merit in the field of service chosen for them by the Church, the latter have been immortalized as the most difficult audience by, I think, the late Dr. Alexander Whyte. In choosing my subject, may I urge that the immediate tomorrow will be lonely for the graduates, the honorary ones will find themselves in the select class of the fathers and elders, respected and feared by the non-elect; the graduates who feel tile College doors silently closing behind them will miss the joyous associations of these years, and face the stern world of competition, and the judgment of men by a different standard. Tomorrow brings the dawn of a great and wonderful day, you stand faced by great tasks, you have the administration of great treasures; and you can tap great resources. In the World there is the demand for world peace, we fondly hoped that the Great War would end war, we now discover the need for some thing like the League of Nations, or a World Court where the disputes and problems of the world may be settled without the sword; it is yours to aid in the providing the means which shall banish the scourge of war. Before you stands the still unfinished task of finding the solution of the misunderstanding between so-called Capital and Labor; that the need is urgent is evidenced by the unfortunate state of 'affairs now existing in Nova Scotia. After all our thought and effort we pass on to tomorrow the still great task, and it must be done. Coming closer home, we still find our sparsely settled West crying, "Bring me men to match my mountains, Bring me men to match my plains, Men with empires in their purpose And new eras in their 'brains." '26 VOX WESLEYANA Your voices must be raised to urge the wise settlement of this great country, shall we throw open the door and invite unrestricted immigration? Shall we exclude the people of non-English origin? Shall we continue to dump the daring and ambitious people from the great cities of the Mother Country, untrained on to our vast unprepared prairies? You will see vaster hordes than ever pouring on to these unsettled lands, but who shall come, and what we shall do with them after they come is part of the wonderful task tomorrow presents to you. Time fails me to present to you all that the days will bring of new light in the realm of Science and scientific research, with the discovery of new and undreamt of powers in Light, with the scientist striving to advise some way of exploding the electron to find all the forces that may reside in it. With the continual discovery of new powers dwelling within the human being, and great uncharted fields just being dreamt of tomorrow is going to be wonderful; and it is your day. In the field that is more particularly yours, there lies all the sphere of Religious Education; it is more than a coincidence that the times of great scientific activity and discovery have always been preceded and surrounded by times of great interest in religion. Joel promised that with the outpouring of the Spirit . visions should be seen. And because men sought how to teach the young to know God and serve Him, they have called on Psychology and Pedagogy to aid them and so the new work of Religious Education takes the place of the old Sunday School. You will see strides forward in the tomorrow which is yours, as you try to discover when to teach, shall it be on Sunday only, or on weekdays only, or on both. You will have to settle for your day! what shall be the subject matter, shall we strive to teach the facts of Scripture or the words; or shall we endeavor to help the pupil and student to find the truths which underlie the facts and having found the Truth to apply it to the problems of their own 'lives. The answer may seem easy to us here, but out in the testing of the world you may find that the answer is not so easy to apply to the task at your hand. Consequent to this is the related work of Missions and its home application of evangelism, a short few years ago we hoped to turn over to you a world in which to its remotest corners Christ should have been preached, you will carry on the task and with us you will wonder at its magnitude as newly seen needs will call for changing methods of making known the old, old story. You will have to solve many of the pressing questions that have to do with Church Union and Disunion, for we have grown so accustomed to denominational pride, knowing so well our own history; that we must expect you to learn and to speak the language of the united church. But you will discover that Union VOX WESLEYANA 27 opens the door for the renewed frittering away at the edges of those who find the great policies, and large plans of the United Church too great for them, and they will under your very eyes break off into small groups; what will you do with them? The answer is part of your task. Having suggested to you the task of tomorrow, I want to deal with your contribution to the doing of the task. One of the tragedies of the ministry of today is the varied demands being made on it, instead of the quiet study, and the patriarchal pastoral visitation; you find your modern minister must be a preacher, a pastor, a financier, an educator; his study has become an officeequipped with the implements of commerce, and, perchance, a secretary or two to. aid him. But, neither you nor anyone else can make more than one outstanding contribution to the life of the world; if you will go through "Princes of the Church," that series of sketches of lives by the late Sir W. Robertson Nicoll, you will find that master analyst of human character seizes with uncanny second sight on some outstanding thing, and this he cries is "his chief ambition" or "the peculiarity of his pulpit oratory" or "it is as a preacher that --will live" or "it is as a Christian journalist that he won and used to the end his immense influence" or "his power was the power of prayer." Paul says, "Many members in one body," now then what shall be your contribution? Consult your vocation expert, have a mental test, study your own heart and then unwaveringly make your contribution. Needles'S to say that that will be essentially spiritual; you will be of the Sons of Mary, who, "must think of making a living -but they sometimes think of making a life." On the one hand you must be a Priest, interpreting man to God, and you will exercise your priestly ministry in prayer as nowhere else; to pray intelligently for and with a congregation you must know its needs and that means that you will be in touch with the men and women to whom you minister, never let it be said of you, that you are invisible all week, and inscrutable on Sunday. On the other hand you must be a prophet, you are called to preach, 'and as prophet you must interpret God to man; and so you will be in vital touch with God; Dr. Horton said (Verbum Dei, p, 17), "Every living preacher must receive his message in a direct communication from God, and the constant purpose of his life must be to receive it uncorrupted and deliver it without addition or subtraction." The Message you deliver is the expression of your contribution, and that your message may be fresh and challenging requires your constant study, know the great and deep things of your subject; do not be afraid to read some books that are deep. But study man, read biography, apply yourself to the knowledge of history, acquaint yourself with every leader you can, try every day to hold converse with some man who in some 28 VOX WESLEYANA sphere is greater than yourself. Do not be afraid to hold much converse with God and under the direction of His Spirit look for and long to see visions. It is not a reproach for a minister to see visions, to be visionary, it is his shame not to! I congratulate you on Tomorrow, it is your day; face its tasks unflinchingly, give your best, build that best on the foundation of the deep things of God. It is only required of you that you be faithful. UNION OF THE COLLEGES "Vox" has been very fortunate in securing for its readers the two following articles from Rev. S. Polson graduate of the first classes of 'Toba, and Rev. W. T. Halpenny, member of the first year of Wesley. These reminiscences take us' back to the brave beginning of two educational institutions which have played no mean part in laying the foundation of the educational system of Manitoba and the West. Today we are face to face with one of the most momentous issues in the history of church activity and these two colleges being each a part of the churches which will become one on June 10, are to become one with the action of their mother churches. Of the true significance of this issue we are only able to minutely conceive and of its purport we can only hazard a guess. One thing we desire and that is that in uniting we may bring together and blend as one all the noble, heroic and Christ-like principles which have animated and been the soul of both institutions and leave behind all dross and all outworn ideas, creeds and policies. The students of these two colleges are ambitious for a true union, a union that shall leave behind narrow, short-sighted systems, leave behind all jealousies that may have been in the past, internal or external, to undertake a thorough housecleaning, and renovating making it possible to thrust forth into the future with a new lease of life to serve this Western land in a most wholesome way. The Denominational College, teaching Arts has one especial duty to perform, this is to supplement that of a State University as outlined in our editorial on the Small College in our last issue and also to add a religious basis to education, to impart to her students a wholesome loyalty to the churches of our land and to help them make more determined efforts to apply the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ to the problems of every day life in a twentieth century world. If the denominational college does not do this there is no justification for her existence, there can be no legitimate claim on her people for her support. We who love Wesley and 'Toba are ambitious that the new United VOX WESLEYANA 29 College shall be an unqualified success, to that end we ask that the leadership she plans to give shall be of men and women who are not only educational masters but who have broad sympathies, understanding souls, great visions and whose lives are consecrated to the task of imparting to young life the very best of character and faith in God and man, leaders too big to be hampered by petty jealousies and false ambitions. This we know is a tremendous order, but not impossible, the future of the United College will depend on this. If this be accomplished students will flock to the doors of such an institution and SUCCESS is assured while the future of our land will be in safe keeping. DR. BRYCE AND MANITOBA COLLEGE Regarding Dr. Bryce, the founder of Manitoba College, his University and Theological training he had in Toronto. His first church duties were undertaken in Chalmers Church, Quebec, as an assistant. The General Assembly of 1871 had laid before it the claimant needs of the far away Mission on the banks of the Red River. It was there and then decided that the church needed a College of its own in that distant field. The Rev. George Bryce was chosen to begin that work. In October following he arrived in Kildonan and immediately addressed himself to his appointed duties. Classes were opened on November 10th, 1871, in the back room of the Kildonan school-house, now known as the Nesbit Hall. In a very short time it was found that larger quarters were required and into rented rooms in the home of Mr. Donald Murray the new College found shelter for a time. That was the beginning of several movements that followed, before the present permanent house was established. The following year, the General Assembly appointed the Rev. Thomas Hart, assistant Professor. When I today think back into the tasks undertaken by Drs. Bryce and Hart, I have a much greater admiration of their patience with us and the painstaking efforts to effect beginnings where we, their students, were so very much lacking. Dr. Black who had at that time given a number of years in the Kildonan congregation; first of all, gave attention to the work carried on in his parish school, later he gathered a class from among the lads of his congregation who had passed from the school and gave instruction in advanced subjects, also in Latin and French. That class proved very helpful in fitting teachers for the schools of that day. Manitoba College, however, did not receive any help from UC VOX WESLEYANA 31 that class as those lads went out into the ordinary callings of the time. The foregoing sets before us the beginning of College work by the Presbyterian Church west of the Great Lakes. Such work might be justly called a venture, because of the constituency out of which she was required to find her students. The educational system in our Western country at that time was in its primary stage and students for College entrance were not to be found with us. The professors appointed to begin and carry on such work, had to take such as offered and bring them up from the lower rounds of the ladder. A year or so before the beginning of Manitoba College, there was a happening in the school life of Kildonan that created an educational enthusiasm with us that was helpful to the College beginning. A teacher, in the person of Mr. D. B. Whimster, who had his training for the teaching profession in Ontario, was secured for the Kildonan parish school. A programme and system of school work, that was not only new, but advanced was introduced which quickened desires for an advanced education, that tended to bring in students to the new College. The factors above stated formed a basis upon which reasons for the founding of a churches institution were established, which in common parlance is often called "Toba." -Rev. S. Polson, East Kildonan, Winnipeg. THE FIRST CLASS OF WESLEY COLLEGE REMINISCENCES Appropriately enough Wesley College took visible and concrete form first for the writer of these lines in the appearance, at the door of a school on the Western prairies where he was teaching, of the newly appointed first Principal of Wesley, Rev. Dr. J. W. Sparling. It seems true of all great movements that to succeed they must become incarnated. As I think of it now the future of Wesley College was assured as it was personified in the form of its first Principal as he stood before me as I answered the knock that came to the door of my school in the early autumn of 1888. It is scarcely necessary to add that Dr. Sparling called that morning to speak to me about the opening of the College. Some weeks later I found myself enrolled in the first class of Wesley. How well I remember the details. We met in one of the class rooms of Grace Church. The intervening years disappear and I am once more among my co-disciples in that first class of Wesley: Walter Cooke, Kineen, Billy Lewis and Bobby. I am reminded here of the opening words of a speech made at a somewhat later date by Mr. J. A. M. Aikins, a good friend of the 32 VOX WESLEYANA College: "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres," and, Mr. Aikins added, "the Freshman has two of the parts." I fear I have betrayed a touch of freshman mentality in speaking of our class as if it were the whole institution. We were very proud of the Staff: Prof. R. Cochrane, acting Principal in the absence of Dr. Sparling, and Dr. Laird. The Professors were obliged, of course, to teach a number of subjects outside of their special departments and yet the impression remains with me after all these years of the very high quality of the instruction given in those early days of Wesley. Speaking of the Staff reminds me of another memberlecturer in French, M. Telemaque. That was not his real name. This was rather difficult to pronounce and so by a sort of figure of speech we transferred to him the name of the work we were reading under his direction. I seem to hear now the footfalls of Prof. Telemaque and the tinkling of the alarmclock he always carried as he came along the corridor to our class room. I fear I am still betraying the touch of Freshman mentality referred to above-s-in forgetting that there were others. Yes there were even in that first year grave and reverend seniors-Miss Earle and Mr. Shipley. I do not now recall to what year they severallv belonged, They were not numerous enough, even if they had the inclination to submit the Freshman class to any very drastic discipline in the way of initiation-but even without the healthy stimulation of such discipline we always observed the deferential attitude toward our seniors that became our humble estate of Freshmen. All departments of college life interested us though some of (. the activities could only be indulged in by imagination. It was only in this way, for example, we could take part in sport. The first line-up of the Wesley College football team was due to the brilliant imagination of my old chum Billy Lewis. I do not now recall the position assigned to each one hut I remember it required the whole Staff and all the students to complete the team and that Prof. Telemaque was in goal. Like all other human activities all our college work tended towards a solemn day of testing that came in the Examination Hall of old t;Crinity Cpurch on Portage Avenue, where, surrounded by students from all the colleges composing the University, we puzzled over pages of Latin, Greek and French; and, greatly daring, ventured solutions of mathematical problems that would have wrung cries of anguish from the late Mr. Euclid. These reminiscences have run on to too great a length. They are at least a reminder to the great body of the Wesley Alumni that members of the brotherhood who have wandered far from the Halls of Old Wesley are still loyal and interested in her career. As we go into a larger fellowship through the union of VOX WESLEYANA 33 Montreal, March 23, 1925. v.. '1_ the Churches we could not adopt a better motto as graduates of Wesley than the words of Lamartine: "La verite est mon pays, Je suis concitoyen de to ute arne qui pense." -W. T. Halpenny. OUR COLLEGE CITIZENSHIP An old farmer once said: "I have a mighty willin' team-one horse is willin' to do all the work and the t'other is willin' to let him." It appears that this has been the attitude of our student body of late years. We have had our good athletes and we have had students who have contributed much in other ways. We recognize that their whole-hearted effort has been to a large degree responsible for placing Wesley in the promising position she occupies today. But when they are gone--what? We have been sighing for championship teams but we see now that such an attitude very seldom brings the desired result. Haven't we been relying too much on chance registration of athletes and students with other ability at Wesley College? There is only one solution if we would wish our college to take her place with other faculties with well balanced aggregations. Why could not we by one large co-operative endeavor return to our communities and direct: to Wesley College students who are graduating from high school whom we know would make a distinct contribution to our student life, whether it be on our athletic teams or on our different executives or on both? We readily realize that the intimate and friendly relation that exists amongst the students and between the students and the faculty . is found in no. other branch of the University as it is found in Wesley. This year we are losing students who are going to be a distinct loss to our college activities. Yet, there is in your own . community an abundance of material to take their places on our hockey, football, track and basketball teams. Our college spirit should not cease when examinations are over in the spring but should be of twelve months' duration. Only when we cultivate the habit of boosting in such a way will we put Wesley in the place she ought to be. It is at least worth trying for one year and let us not be like the team the farmer had but each and every one doing his or her utmost in this missionary work. With such a force at work it is not hard to prophesy the future of our Blue and Red teams. -E.A., '27. Enid-"I'd like to do something rash." Larry-"Stick around me-s-and get the measles." 34 VOX WESLEYANA Harold Stephenson Edith Pitt Catherine Murray CO-ED HOCKEY TEAM – INTER-FACULTY CHAMPIONS Birdie Gamey Ida Wilkinson Edith Insley Beatrice Hume Alice Doyle CO-ED BASKETBALL TEAM Jack Murray VOX WESLEYANA 35 COLLEGE DOG WINS HONORS Weare pleased to report that our favorite, Ruffles, won three first prizes in the recent Dog Show. Yes, two bright blue ribbons, and one white prove that even the most exacting of j u d g e s recognize his sterling qualities. . An interview with the victor revealed the fact that such honors are won at a great price. Indeed, Ruffles states that his nerves are completely unstrung and that never again shall he leave his loved domicile and undergo such trying experiences even though greater laurels might be the outcome. STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT The S.C.M. activities for the year have been fourfold,social service, chapel, bible study and forum. The social service department has twelve teachers working in different city Sunday schools. Every Tuesday morning chapel has been taken by the students. Throughout the year we have had bible study and forum alternate on Tuesday evenings. Rev. Mr. Telfer led our group before Christmas, and Miss Helen Nichol helped us in the study of the life of Christ since the New Year. In addition to this there has been a group of Sunday school teachers studying under the direction of Professor Hetherington and later Mr. Cragg. Our forum has been particularly interesting this year. We have been delighted to hear Dr. John McLean speak on "Out West with the Blackfeet," Mr. Maluish on "The Crow's Nest Pass Agreement," Dr. Wallace of the University on "Miracles," Miss K. McArthur (returned missionary from Japan) on "The Japanese Exclusion Bill," Mr. Healy (provincial librarian) on 36 VOX WESLEYANA "The Architecture of our Parliament Buildings," Prof. Kirkconnell on "International Languages." Our forum committee was also fortunate in securing Mr. Ariam Williams, a Ceylonese "U" man who is an S.C.M. travelling- secretary, to speak on Indian conditions. Mr. Williams. though a true Christian himself, threw out some very poignant challenges to the Christian church and the English nation. We were glad to meet this year Miss Gertrude Rutherford, travelling-secretary.rand to talk over the national aspects of our work with her. Mr. Wilder of the S.U.M. presented very clearly and reasonably the needs of the foreign field. Last November we held a financial drive among the students and staff of the College. The result was $275, which is being spent as follows: $150 general fund, $25 European Student Relief, $15 University Executive, $60 summer conference and $25 as a reserve fund. The executive wish to thank all those who have so wi:llingly helped in the different departments of our work. It is our hope that year by year the S.C.M. may become a more significant factor in college life. HINTS ON SUMMER TRAINING By Bruce McIrvine--Track Captain I wonder how many of us ever think of a state of physical retirement? A state akin. to .. financial retirement, where, when we have accumulated a goodly array of health, strength and vital energy, we can also sit back and take life easy, without a single worry about sickness or disease. Now the point I would like to impress on you regarding this is: You do not have to keep everlastingly at it in order to keep strong and healthy. Any person who is willing to devote a halfhour or so every other day to the right kind of exercise, and to continue this for three of four months or perhaps a year, until he has built a good solid physique as a foundation, can virtually "retire" and draw dividends for the rest of his life. Of course, I do not mean to say that you can remain inactive for the rest of your days. But by putting strength and vigor into everything you do, you eliminate the necessity for a great deal of exercise. If you are walking, don't slide along listlessly and aimlessly. Keep your shoulders back, body erect. Step out with pep and vigor. Make that walk an exercise-and a pleasurable one. Everything you do do it as you would an exercise. This requires a little will power at first, but soon you will be doing these things naturally and mechanically and will benefit thereby. Together with this, is required sane and normal living. VOX WESLEYANA 37 Excessive smoking, continued loss of sleep, over-eating or constant dissipation of any sort will do much to undermine the strength of the strongest. Live normally and keep your strength. Here I would .like to add a little personal experience as regards "normal living." Of course, one must remember we all differ as to our tastes, but I would like to suggest (for good eating and clean living account for half your race being won before you arrive at the track) some "tips" which I have found to be beneficial to myself. If possible eat brown bread in preference to white, or as an alternative, toast the white bread until fairly crisp. Baked potatoes are the best of their class, but ease up on the quantity of potatoes you are eating if you indulge to excess, and try and include a more varied vegetable diet at your meals. Eat lots of greens, lettuce, spinach, etc., and a few dates and figs, Lettuce and tomato salad are always good. Too much meat, unless. working at severe manual labor requiring a drain on the physical system, is not advisable but vary your meat diet with eggs about two or three times a week. Drink plenty of milk and eat fruit. A glass, containing the juice of four or five oranges and a couple of slices of dry brown toast makes a good early morning meal. But what of the physical development itself? I would suggest in the first place, regular hours. I mean by that retiring at 10 p.m. and rising at 7 a.m., consistently. Now supposing these are the hours used. At seven "jump" out of bed, do not lie there attempting to shake off that drowsy feeling. Get in front of your wide open window and do three or four minutes of vigorous arm and leg exercises (just plain arm and leg raising will do) .. Then take a rough towel and have a good brisk rubdown. Dress and if possible take a good vigorous one-mile walk to some point before having breakfast. Swing your arms slightly more than natural during these walks in order to develop the chest and lungs. Increase these walks from two to-three miles as you become accustomed to it. For conditioning the body, skipping is most beneficial for general leg and body development. Start easily at first and increase to ten or fifteen minutes a day. For wind and endurance "jogging" is the best exercise known. By this I mean just as slow a run as possible (dog-trot) but putting plenty of movement in the arms, attempting to keep them driving ahead and not across the body as the beginner naturally does. Also keep head up and chest well out. Jogging half-miles with short bursts of speed for 15 or 20 yards about every hundred yards or so is good for the wind. Do not however attempt sprinting full speed during these, but keep the knees well forward, taking a good stride and working entirely on "form." Now just another word. Upon retiring at night try a few abdomlnal exercises. A few suggested are: Touching the floor with hands without bending the knees; lying on your back 38 VOX WESLEYANA WESLEY HOCKEY TEAM WESLEY TRACK TEAM VOX WESLEYANA 39 hands over head and come up to a sitting position touching the toes; lying on your back, both feet together, hands under hips, raise legs in the air and circle eight times and reverse; lying on your back, hands at side, raise feet, double body back from the hips and touch toes on floor back of head; stand in front of mirror with hands on hips, bend trunk back until you can see yourself in the glass. Take two or three of these a day and vary them. Do not overdo by tiring yourself. In conclusion I would like to say our duty is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand and by doing so I am sure we will be fully prepared to do our duty to Wesley College when we re-enter next fall. JUNIORS WIN CUSPIDOR CUP "The best team Won" was the popular remark of even the Sophs. when the third year boys annexed the inter-class hockey championship from the last year winners from second year. The game is now history. Hockey sticks have been discarded to be replaced by baseball bats, an implement perhaps not so productive of bandages, court plaster and class "spirit," but a few remarks at this late date would hardly ibe out of place in view of the successful season enjoyed by the followers of the "hectic" league. Feeling that such a propitious play-off should culminate on a larger playing surface, the executive ordered the games to be played at the Auditorium Rink under the auspices of the Athletic Council. The! first clash went off very soberly and due to the uncanny and seeming phenomenal work of Goalies Hall and Hacking neither team was able to score during the sixty minutes (or more) of play. The speculative and spasmodic rushes of both teams were truly "cuspidorian." However, not to he outdone from the coveted cup, the turning point came half-way through the second game when "Beef" McCartney lifted a high one from centre ice that found a resting place behind the goalie giving the juniors the lead. Exchanges were fast and frequent for the remainder of the game but "Brosie" Bildfell gave the Einarsson supporters further cause for cheering when he scored on a shot that had"Baldy" Hall beat all the way. Numerous efforts on the part of the Sophs, in the closing minutes of play were turned aside with ease by Hacking. In winning the cup the champions really did achieve something for the calibre of hockey was superior to that of other seasons. The interest taken by both the players and supporters augurs well for "scrub" hockey. The league is truly attaining the purpose for which it was formed. Nice going '26's! The best team won. -E.A., '27. 40 VOX WESLEYANA Jack Murray Ed Armstrong WESLEY “A” FOOTBALL TEAM Jack Murray WESLEY “A” BASKETBALL TEAM Ed Armstrong VOX WESLEYANA Honored by Wesley Senate 41 r . REV. HUGH WESLEY DOBSON, D.D. This man whom Wesley has delighted to honor was born near MOlesworth, in Huron County, Ontario, on March 4th, 1870. He came of distinguished ancestry on both sides, Yorkshire on his' father's side and Scotch United Empire Loyalist on his mother's. What more could man want for a start in life? He was converted and joined the church at Palmerston under the ministry of Rev. F. E. Nugent and later offered himself for the ministry under Rev. T. Albert Moore, now his chief at Toronto. . Hugh Dobson came West "in 1987. to Neepawa, Manitoba, worked on a farm near Franklin,. ·entered Wesley College in 1898. Here he had a distinguished career, graduating in he was stationed at Grenfell, Sask., spent three years on that . circuit, appointed to Regina College first staff in 1911 and 'n 1913 found his real lifework when made Field Secretary of Evangelism and Social Service. He has made most significant and worthy contributions in various realms of the work of Social Servi~e and has the reputation of being one of the most able, widely .informed and vigorous exponents of Christianity applied to ,S.ocial Welfare in the Dominion. -H.D.R. REVEREND J. A. DOYLE, D.D. After a preparatory course at Albert College, Belleville, Mr. Doyle became a probationer in therHernilton Conference in :(893. He took his College training in Victoria-College, Toronto, and was ordained in the Hamilton Conference in 1900. In the following year he answered the call of the .West. In 1907 he was appointed by the Sunday School and..Epworth League Board as its Field Secretary for Western Canada, In 1912 he resigned from the Sunday School and young people's work to resume the pastorate; and was stationed at Prince. Albert. He served the Conference that year as its President. : At the Conference of 1914 he was set apart for a year to make a survey of conditions among the non-English of Saskatche- 42 VOX WESLEYANA wan, and outline a policy for the Church in connection with this work. In 1915 he was appointed Superintendent of Missions for Northern Saskatchewan, and in 1918, following the death of Dr. Woodsworth, his field was extended to Northern Manitoba, and a year later, when Dr. Darwin was sent to England, he was transferred to Manitoba as Missionary Superintendent. Mr. Doyle has made a splendid contribution to the Union sentiment in this Conference by the cordial way in which he and Dr. Cormie, of the Presbyterian Mission Board, have worked together for the past five years in eliminating overlapping on mission fields and giving leadership to the local Union movement. He is a man of sound judgment, splendid executive ability, and an indefatigable worker and a man with a big heart. -W.H.C.;L. REV. CHARLES ENDICOTT, D.D. Twenty-three years ago it was the writer's privilege to write a brief appreciation of Rev. Charles Endicott for "Vox" on the occasion of his graduation in Theology and after the passing of that time the request has again come to add another. Charles Endicott as we knew him was a young man of intense enthusiasm, strong convictions and loyalty to the purpose of life. He graduated in Theology in 1902 from Wesley College and was sent to the zreat province of Saskatchewan just at the time of its greatest immigration. Population was pouring in from all lands, villages and towns were springing up almost overnight, and what had been bare prairie became the home of hundreds of thousands. It was a time like this that claimed the enthusiasm and conviction of Mr. Endicott and being placed in strategic positions ample scope was given for his splendid organizing ability. His name is associated with the missionary development of Saskatchewan and no one perhaps in the last decade has done more for the cause. As Chairman of District VOX WESLEYANA 43 he has been kindly yet always devoted and it has been said he always knew his work to the last detail. His recognition by the College from which he graduated will meet with general com-mendation. -A.W.K. REV. A. E. HETHERINGTON, D.D. Rev. A. E. Hetherington is practically a product of Western Canada coming to Manitoba in 1878. His work during most of that time has been given to the Church and no small contribution has been made to the cause of education. Graduating with distinction in Arts in 1893, two years were spent in mission work in the foothills of the Rockies. Completing the B.D. course in 1898 in Victoria College, he was ordained the same year. The period of preparation marked him as one of the coming men and when in 1898 a man was wanted to represent Methodism in the world's greatest gold rush to the Yukon the choice fell upon him. After four strenuous years under the Northern Lights the following five were spent in the pastorate in Kamloops and Vancouver. Columbia College then claimed him for a number of years and after a brief return to the pastorate he was asked to come to Wesley College. The writer very well remembers being one of a committee which urged upon Dr. Riddell his appointment .to the department of Religious Education. Wesley College thus became the first institution and Professor Hetherington the first appointment to the teaching of religious education in our colleges. His work, in Manitoba has been characterized by a sane leadership which has won the completest confidence of all. No man is more in demand as a public speaker to present the newest phases of educational evangelism. His clearness of understanding and expression wins the most critical. One of the most interested of our laymen who has followed his career from the beginning said the conferring of the honor was long overdue. None more worthy, no one will add greater lustre to the degree. -A.W.K. 44 VOX WESLEYANA REV. JAMES WILFRED MELVIN, D.D. Was born in Bruce County where he received his High School training and taught for some years. In. 1899 he answered the call of Dr. Woodsworth and came West, serving at Carnduff, Deloraine and Eden before entering Wesley College. Mr. Melvin's college career was a distinguished one. In the first year of the B.A. course he won a scholarship in History and English; in the third year he earned first place in the General Course and on graduating, in 1906, won one of the. coveted Governor-General's medals. His training for the B.D. degree was completed two years later with first class standing, throughout his course. During his entire training period Mr. Melvin took a very active part in all student organizations and was particularly conspicuous for his debating powers and his work in the Probationers' Society. In 1909, Principal Sparling called Mr. Melvin to teach in Wesley College as a Lecturer in. History, Greek and Mathematics; later he became Lecturer' in Comparative Religion and New Testament Literature. About this time Mr. Melvin spent two years in graduate work at Chicago, specializing in New Testament work and History of Religion. In addition to his academic duties Mr. Melvin also shared in the administrative work, being for two years Registrar and later Librarian of Wesley College. During the war Mr. Melvin was on leave of absence. Enlisting with the 203rd Battalion, he later transferred to the chaplain service and served in France. Since his return Mr. Melvin has been in the active work of the Methodist ministry at Napinka and Virden and has now accepted a call from Portage la Prairie. He is Manitoba Conference Secretary of Religious Education and a member of the Board of Wesley College, being elected thereto by the graduates in Arts as well as the graduates in Theology. . For a quarter of a century Mr. Melvin has by his scholarship, administrative capacity and strong personality been makingno mean contribution to the life of the West and it is highly fitting that his Alma Mater has at this time taken cognizance of his work and work by bestowing on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity honoris causa. --8.J. VOX WESLEYANA 45 REV. A. J. TUFTS, D.D. Rev. A. J. Tufts came into the world on Christmas Day 1867 near Kirkton, Ontario, at the parental home. He studied in the following institutions: Kirkton . publis School, St. Mary's' Collegiate, Toronto University, Manitoba University, Victoria College and Wesley College. From the latter he graduated in Arts in 1891 (B.A.) and in Theology (B.D.) in 1896, which college on April 28th conferred, upon him the degree of D.D. honoris causa. Mr. Tufts has the distinction of being the earliest graduate in the ministry and the first to obtain the two degrees, B.A. and B.D. and also the three, B.A., B.D., D.D. At the present time Mr. Tufts is pastor of Second Methodist Church, Regina (Rae St.), andbeHeves the position of minister to a people the highest office attainable. His story in brief is: Entered the ministry in Manitoba and North West Conference in 1891. Special Ordinatiton in 1893. Full connection in 1895 Chairman of four Districts-Moosomin, Oxbow, Arcola and Regina. President of Saskatchewan Conference 1920-21. Chairman of Co-operative Committee for Saskatchewan 1921-25 (which now 'functlons as First Settlement Committee for Saskatchewan. Belongs to the Committee of Four (big four called) which prepared the Double .Affiliation plan of Co-operation for Saskatchewan. President of South Saskatchewan Bible Society. Auxiliary for 1923, 1924 and 1925. And last, but very important, has been President of Saskatchewan Wesley Alumni down the years and has seen to it that the sixty dollars for Saskatchewan Confer. ence Scholarship has been forthcoming. REMEMBER-Our advertisers are the men who are in a large measure' supporting our college paper. We expect each student to rememberthis when making purchases. Consult your "Vox" for suggestions and then do your duty. The Y.M.C.A. Barber Shop, which has for many years been the "clipping" ground of Wesleyans, has recently changed ownership. It is hoped that the students will continue to patronize this up-to-date establishment. 46 Bachelors of Divinity VOX WESLEYANA VOX CJ3achelops of Divinity> A. RUSSELL CRAGG, B.A., B.D. A. Rl.!SSELL CRAGG, Life, to Russell Cragg, "means intensely, and it means well," although he is of much too analytic and sensitive a temperament to be possessed of any mere unthinking optimism. G. K. Chesterton who said "civilization has made it as impossible to praise a man as to revile him," would delight in the paradoxical contrasts of this man's make-up. Watch his lithe agility on the tennis-court, - you mark him for an athlete. Observe the blackboard, covered with meticulous Latin in that fine round hand so uncharacteristic of many of his moods,-you know him for the able and conscientious teacher. Look (if you can) into the glowing depths of his deep-set brown eyes,-and glimpse the .rebel and the poet. Cross the campus or the corner-lot, catch him playing baseball with the gang,-you realize why of a certain Chicago summer-school experience, he remembers only the big-league games. Hear, just once, his low-voiced "listen folks" across the pulpit,-you will understand why, in an industrial town, he can fill a church with people who ordinarily never come, and this not by any rhodomontade or sentimental oratory but by the sheer intense simplicity of his naturalness, and by the constructive nature of his spiritual program. Best of all, cultivate his friendship. You may have to go more than half way, because to all his other attributes A.R.C. adds a genuine shyness; but the result will be worth it. You will find not merely a sympathetic intelligent listener but a keen psychologist who will have a comprehension of your difficulties and, what is more, a solution for them. In all ways, here is a man one is glad to have known. -E.J.P. Bob F.-"No woman has ever made a fool of me!" Geo. H.-"Who did then?" VOX WESLEYANA 47 REV. MATTHEW ERNEST GRAHAM, B.A., B.D. The subject of this sketch was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England sometime during the last quarter of the 19th century. After a more or less eventless life as office boy and heretic he came to Canada fourteen years ago. One year was spent in business in the city of Winnipeg when the call of the Western ministry was heard. In 1912 he served as chairman's supply at Makaroff, Man., and was received on probation at the Conference of 1913. After a year in Grade X. at Brandon College, "M.E." came to Wesley in 1915 and took his Grade XI. The next two years .were divided between circuit and military work. In 1918 he returned to Wesley and registered in First Year Arts. Shortage of funds led him to take his third and fourth year Arts extramurally during which time he taught school in New Canadian districts of Manitoba, thus gaining a first hand knowledge of one of the most important problems confronting the West. He graduated B.A. in 1922 and celebrated the occasion by soon afterwards taking unto himself a wife. In 1923 he graduated in Theology with Al standing and was ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Church in June of the same year. Since ordination he has served the Methodist Church at Woodnorth, Man. During the past winter he has been working on his thesis, The Development of the Idea of the Kingdom of God in the Old 'I'estament Prophets, resulting in B.D. degree at the recent convocation. CLARKE B. LAWSON, B.A., B.D. Native of Ontario. Came to Manitoba in 1892 and was brought up on a farm south of Brandon. Received early education at Brandon public and high schools and became a probationer for Methodist ministry in 1908, serving the mission fields of Borden and Wilkie in Saskatchewan. He graduated in Arts from Wesley College in 1911, receiving the GovernorGeneral's medal. Studied Theology for two years and ordained by Saskatchewan Conference in 1913. Served since at Lemberg and Prince Albert and in the united charges of Glenboro and Strasbourg. While at College a leader in debating circle, being honored every year by position on Inter-collegiate and Inter-national debating teams, leading team to victory. Took B.D. course extra-murally of ministering in 1925. Has recently received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the United Church at Estevan. 48 VOX WESLEYANA F. E. WAGG, M.A., B.D. The subject and the writer are Wesleyans from away back -how far doesn't matter. They never left her entirely behind, which explains this sketch. Frank Wagg graduated in Arts in 1915. As a fitting culmination to a brilliant career he carried off the Travelling Scholarship. Subsequently he pursued Post-Graduate studies in American universities, obtaining the M.A. degree and spent some time in the Inter-Church world movement. 'Returning to Canada he spent two years in a pastorate when he was appointed a member of the Regina College Faculty. It is obvious that the career in Wesley which gave promise then, is being well-rounded out. From the time he stepped out of his native home in Manitoulin Island, Georgian Bay, Frank has moved forward. Possessing within himself some of nature's richest endowments, and retaining unsullied the ideals of a good home and education he cannot fail to bring further honors to his Alma Materus the years roll by. -A.E.W. ALFRED ERNEST WHITEHOUSE, B.A. The subject of this sketch lived within Wesley's walls for six years, from 1909 to 1915, when, with five other "loyals" who refused to be called other than Wesley's 'sons, he graduated with his degree of B.A. That A. E. Whitehouse caught the spirit of truth seeking while in Wesley and has always remained a student is evidenced by the fact of his receiving the degree of 'B.D. at this Convocation. It is this academic trend which has caused him to be always in demand as a preacher and has accounted in considerable degree for the outstanding success which has uniformly attended his pastorates since college days. He served with real distinction in severalof the larger towns of Saskatchewan before coming to his present charge at Wesley' Church, Regina, where he has spent three very successful years. "A.E." will be remembered, not only as a stalwart by former Wesley students, but as a doughty opponent by some of his rivals in athletic and debating activities. During his final year he played for the Red and Blue on the Senior Football field and represented Manitoba on the International debating team. This versatility has stood him in good stead since that time and he still retains his interest in and capacity for these things. "Ern" has already travelled a considerable distance since he left his parsonage home in the Old Land and he is still going strong. ~F.E.W. VOX WESLEYANA 49 IVA J. STEWART, Lady-Stick-Elect Rarely has a more delicate problem presented itself than the attempt to portray our new W.S.A. President, Iva J. Stewart. Oh no! Do not mistake me. I am not referring to any dark secret in her past,-to the fact for instance that she led a "double life" last year (teaching forty public school pupils and carrying third year Arts simultaneously). I will be frank with you and tell you my real difficulty. Iva's past achievements, her present endowments, her future promise, afford fascinating material for eulogy. But, and here's the rub-to all her steady brilliance Iva adds that rare and precious quality, that quality which used to be called "maidenly modesty," which would make her frown upon the eulogizer. And I would not have Iva frown upon me, no, not for all the readers of "Vox." Therefore you will simply have to take my word for it without further detail, that Iva is the epitome of charm, tact, artistic . sensibility, friendliness, sincerity and sanity. Ask the Juniors! Ask Top Flat! Better still come back next year and ask all the Wesleyettes, who fell in love with her long before they asked her to wield their Stick. -E.P., '25. NEW "VOX" EXECUTIVE, 1925-26 NEW ''VOX'' EXECUTIVE, Chairman Prof. Skuli Johnson Editor-in-Chief Howley E. James, B.A. Asst. Editor : Callum McClennan Literary Editor Miss McArthur Asst. Lit. Editor Miss W. Bruce Religious Editor David Owens Alumni Carl Halstead, B.A. Local Editors John Lysecki Wesleyettes Miss Edith McKittrick ............Miss Hazel Anderson Athletics Lewis Wright Business Manager E. A. Armstrong Asst. Business Mgrs. A Lloyd Borland sst. Business Mgrs, . ............James Montgomery Circulation Manager Lyle Hopkins Asst. Circulation Mgr. ........... Horace Dennison Asst. Circulation 50 vox WESLEYANA LEITH DRAPER Leith is Senior Stick for 1925-26. It is unnecessary to enumerate the various qualifications for the office which are so perfectly combined in him. Suffice it to say that he was the almost unanimous choice of the entire Student Body. His experience has been spread over nearly every branch of college activity and throughout every task he has earned the name of a dependable and efficient student. Because of his qualities of leadership, his ability in all phases of college activities, and his deep interest in all matters pertaining to Wesley and the U.M.S.U. we may confidently look forward to a really successful year under his leadership. GRADS' FAREWELL "The old order changeth yielding place to new." This truism was driven home to us in many ways at the Grads' Farewell this year. In his opening address Prof. Skuli Johnson said that this was a memorable occasion as the '25's would be the last class to graduate under the auspices of the Methodist Church.-The old order changeth. The important event in the program is the handing over of Sticks. Somehow this transfer always reminds one of the pictures in the old almanacks of Father Time, bearded, and careworn and old, staggering off the stage of life, and the glad new !year, clothed in a pair of wings and a scroll, eager to carry on. And this year, Father Time in the person of Jack Murray, Senior Stick, has left a record of which he may well be proud, and the new regime personified by Leith Draper, Stick-elect, is remarkably wen fitted to carry on. To the lady sticks, the same comparison does not applythe almanacks never pictured a lady ageing in a year as they pictured Father Time doing. So we can only say that in their VOX WESLEYANA 51 case it is, as a return of Spring each year-always youngalways fresh-always new-and the stick is transferred from spring to spring and the year's record is left. In handing over the insignia of office, after a year's tenure, Miss Pitt was as irrepressible as Miss Stewart was demure in receiving it. Again, The old order changeth- In his valedictory address, H. Stephenson reviewed the change which takes place in a student during his course. Just as great as was the change from a downy-chinned freshman to a stix-bearded senior, was the mental change which took place. With apt quotations he illustrated this change and paid tribute to the Professors who guided the class through the transition period. He also indicated the growth of college spirit-how a feeling of intolerance for the foolishness of sentimental eulogists, gives way to a new conception of what college means and finally at graduation, the student experiences real pain at the .breaking of ties formed during his course. Yea the old order changeth- Pleasant interludes in the program were provided by the Felix Five orchestra and the U.M.S.U. male quartette U.M.S.U. U.M.S.The Faculty address was delivered by Prof. A. L. Phelps, and was on "The Message of Literature." Prof. Phelps did not minimize the value of History, Mathematics, Science, and the other branches of learning; but as each cult has its exponent, so did he distinctly impress on his hearers the value of literature to the Wayfarer in Life, quoting numerous extracts from such outstanding literary artists as Shakespeare, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Browning. In conclusion he said that while some graduates might have the impression that they were going out into a "Mayworld" yet there would be in store for many, soultrying experiences. "Child Roland to the Dark Tower Came" would be read with greater understanding by many in times to come. -S.M., '27. CUPS AND COLORS PRESENTED At the farewell exercises held April 18 Prof. O. T. Anderson, the honorary president of Athletics, made the presentation of athletic awards for the past year. The Matriculation department received the inter-class track cup; second year the inter-class basketball cup; the juniors the inter-class hockey cup, while the seniors received an award emblematic of the inter-class ping-pong sweepstake championship. The presentation of ,the track "W," the highest honor which the college gives a student, was awarded to Miss Jane Vryenhoek, Miss Hazel Anderson, Jack Murray, Bruce McIrvine and Edward WESLEY ATHLETIC COUNCIL SOCIAL AND LITERARY COUNCIL Homer Lane Gertrude Perrin Leith Draper 52 VOX WESLEYANA VOX WESLEYANA 53 Armstrong. The first three had previously won the honor and were accorded honorable mention. Bruce McIrvine received a beautiful gold medal from the student body for winning the University Individual track championship last fall. Jack Murray was also the recipient of a gold medal. This "fleet footed youth" made the '~U" track team four years in succession and has also served Wesley teams with'notable and enviable distinction. Lyle Hopkins,. Homer Lane, Walter McDonald and Leith Draper tied for first place in the inter-faculty curling play-off and were awarded their "W's." Miss Alice Doyle and Miss Ida Wilkinson received "W's" for their meritorious work in basketball, while Miss Beatrice Hume, Jane Vryenhoek, Bruce McIrvine and Edward Armstrong received honorable mention. Football crests were awarded to Wilfrid Adamson and John Menzies. Hockey "W's" were received by Lewis Wright and Henry Funk. Earl Griggs was awarded a "w" for his general contribution to athletics during his four years in college. The girls' hockey team were again eligible for their major awards but all had previously received their "W's" with the exception of Miss Maude Hopper and Miss Avis Anderson. Prof. Anderson congratulated 'each and every successful student and prophesied a brilliant athletic future for Wesley. -Uno, '27. WORK "The 'best, way to keep sane and rational in thinking is to have something to do. I never can be idle, and I have no use for a man who does not work." Such were the remarks of a man who was able to retire, but continued to keep his "hand on the plough" and look forward. Work, contrary to a popular belief, is a blessing. It is likely to add years to life rather than shorten it. Character is achieved through work. There is really no other way to get character; and the honest man works because he ought to, not because he has to. If a young man wants to grow strong physically and morally let him get under some task that will challenge his best endeavor. If he wants to grow a strong backbone let him lift a load. The drooping shoulder is the shirking shoulder. Work will drive away the old age germ, and keep alive the spirit of cheer. Honest work is a man's salvation even where he does not get honest pay for it. History Prof.-When did the revival of learning take place? Student-The week before the exams. 54 VOX WESLEYANA Theology Diplomas COheoZoBY DipZomas GEORGE HENRY HAMBLEY George, who is a late Victorian, spent his earliest years in Port Perry, Ont., and came West at the age of five. After taking the public and High School course in Swan Lake, Man., he took Normal work in Regina, and thereafter taught in Saskatchewan. George was teaching when the Great War came, and he early responded to the call to arms, joining the Cavalry. "Over there" he took part in several major engagements, including Vimy Ridge and the final advance to the Rhine. After returning from Overseas, George, withthe Ministry in' mind, registered in Arts in the University of Toronto, and graduated from Victoria College in 1922. He came to Wesley for Theology after a year's pastorate at Sault Ste Marie. During his stay at Wesley, George worked hard for the establishment of Wesley Men's Parliament, and since its inception he has been tireless in its service. It has yet to be calculated how many miles the page travelled bearing George's notes. We shall remember George for several things, among them his fondness for the mandolin and.his Latin mottos. The latter were quite good. Genial, deliberate and determined, George has the qualities and experience which make for success of a lasting kind. CLINTON I. MASON From Hastings County, Ontario, emerged a young man with broad shoulders and a winsome soul in the person of Clinton I. Mason. Deciding for the Christian Ministry at eighteen years of age, .he took his preparatory work at Albert College, Belleville. However his was no cloistered life for since then he has engaged in many activities, including that of home-steading in the West. He eventually became associated with th.e Saskatchewan Conference. As pastor of Grace and Hillcrest churches, Moose Jaw, he distinguished himself as organizer and church-builder. He was appointed to Wesley College in 1922, and to the pastorate of Regent's Park United Church. In the class-room his originality and deep spiritual convictions often brought about debate. As president of the 1925 class his influence and example has been a rich benediction. The VOX WESLEYANA 55 Regent's Park Union Board by an unanimous vote has extended to him an invitation to remain with them as pastor of the new church whichhe has been instrumental in erecting. Clinton, we expect great things from you and shall follow your activities with keen interest. -W. S. Atchison. BERNARD F. PARSONS In Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, where nature has laid her hand upon her sons of toil and brought forth men of rugged soul and character, Fred first saw the light of day. Growing up where to live means thrusting oneself into the living and wresting from one's surroundings the means of existence B. F. became conscious of the great Master power of the universe operating upon the souls of men and gave himself to the service of God and His Son Jesus Christ. In 1912 Fred became a probationer of the Methodist Church in Newfoundland, looking to broader fields of service and opportunity he came West in 1913 and joined the Saskatchewan Conference. In 1914 the Great War was declared and in November B. F. set out into the great unknown as a soldier of his country to serve in France and the Balkans until June, 1920. In 1921 he was stationed at Tribune, Sask., where he took some of his theological studies extra murally. The fall of 1923 found him clamoring at the doors of Wesley for admittance, that here he might gather that further knowledge which technically fits a man to preach. During the two years attendance at Wesley, Fred has demonstrated the ability to think deeply and keenly, he has displayed to us all a spirit unafraid to face and fight any issue of life. Fred, on graduating in Theology, received the Saskatchewan Conference prize and Governor-General's Medal, two highest scholastic honors conferred to a graduate of Theology. Fred has ambitions for further education, the receiving of a diploma has not fully satisfied his ambitions but only whetted them and we expect to see Fred winning for himself still further honors. Fred, we wish you every success in that greatest of all callings, an ambassador of God. -D.B.S., '26. 56 VOX WESLEYANA DOUGLAS B. SPARLING .Wit, wisdom and the gift of speech fused with an eager enthusiasm for sport. These are the outstanding characteristics of Doug. It is seldom that such virtues are embodied in one personality. To solve the riddle it is imperative to generalize over the events of his past life. Born in Roland; obtained high school education in the city; farmed until 1918; and from nn8 until his entrance to college in '21 spent his time in Northern Manitoba on the mission fields. Well might he say, "I have combined all these moods making one." The four years of college life have verified this enthusiasm. Since entering he has worked ceaselessly and effectively on executives and in the interest of college functions. Throughout he has been an ardent and loyal supporter of the Student Christum Movement in Wesley. This year found him acting as president. As further proof of his executive ability he was also president of the combined S.C.M. executives of the University. His slogan has been, "Never attempt a thing unless it can be well done." Great credit is due him as Editor-in-Chief of Vox Wesleyana, for the untiring attention given to make it a worthy production. At all times he bore the burden of office endowed with a large and spacious tolerance and anxious always to solicit contributions. It makes one and all realize that only one of the toughest fibre and indurated heart could fill the position as editor. In his first year Doug commenced straight theological work and yet in four years has not only completed that, but also three years in the Arts department. Nevertheless work does not occupy all of his time. He is the personification of an inexhaustable reservoir of cheerfulness. "Poison" seems to be his only aversion. Though he will spend another term completing his Arts course he will this year be launched out into the tasks of a full fledged Sky Pilot. His fortune in the future may rise and fall, yet the enthusiasm of imparting to others the sunshine of his happy spirit will remain. "Toujour bien, jamais mieux," will be the motto he shall always carry with him. -W.C.M., '25. Jim M.-John, how many years have you been calling here for laundry? John-Ten years. Jim M.-Surely you've earned a D.O. VOX.WESLEYANA Graduates in Arts 57 HREFNA BILDFELL Winnipeg claims the honor of being the birthplace of Hrefna and she is justly proud of being of Icelandic parentage. After a varied career in several of the educational institutions here she came to Wesley in '21. Although she has so far spent most of her life in Winnipeg she is very cosmopolitan in her outlook and no doubt the near future will find her attaining fame and fortune elsewhere. Throughout her four years at Wesley, Hrefna has proved herself a most capable worker on any committee and on countless occasions has been indispensible for her artistic ability and unerring judgment. "Charm" is the word which seems to embody all of Hrefna's characteristics and it is her constant companion whether attending the odd lecture or gracing social functions. Always sympathetic, possessing a large fund of wit and good' sportsmanship, her sincerity, her delicious frankness, her sunny temperament are but few of the elements of her charm and they all combine to make her the most sincere and lovable of friends. What she will do in the future remains a mystery but whatever it may be her happiness is assured, for her altogether dependable and engaging personality will always inspire confi-dence and friends. -A.D., '25. JON BILDFELL His are the lips that have launched a thousand quips! When he is in one of his humorous moods, quips, jests, and "wise-cracks" flow from him quietly but effectively, and at times even devastatingly. Through his public and highschool days-spent in Winnipeg, his birthplace -he has always been the same quiet and almost staidly proper on the surface, but underneath full of fun, mischief and recklessness. . Only two of John's masterpieces have been' put into writing and so saved for posterity, viz., "Twilight and Fodder Bell," familiar to aU "Vox" readers, and beloved by all who appreciate poetry, which is characterized by delightful, naive sensuousness, enshrined in 58 VOX WESLEYANA richly musical and felicitous verse. His second spasm is his translation of the "Buka laka" into Icelandic. So perfect has the atmosphere and spirit of the original been maintained in the Icelandic version that there is a movement on record to have it adopted as the Icelandic national anthem. In addition to dabbling in literature he plays the "uke" and guitar divinely, and sings just the opposite. He is a good student, and has brought distinction to himself for his ability in committee work, debating, acting, and curling. These achievements, however, have been dwarfed into oblivion by our memory of his cheerful, unassuming and winning personality which endeared him to the Co-Eds, and won him fast friends among the men. As to the future he is undecided, but it seems to us that he is made for journalism, and in that field particularly he would bring distinction to himself and do honor to the profession. In the meantime we part with him in sorrow, but look forward to his rise to fame and to later meetings with him when our cup of happiness will be again filled thereby. -H.J.S., '25. EDNA L. COCKBURN "She is a dainty, dainty, dainty maid." Edna is of Scotch extraction and is mighty proud of the fact too. Born in Toronto "once upon a time," and when a mere child migrated to Montreal, thence to Winnipeg. At that time luck favored us for she decided to remain here. She attended public school, K.T.H.S., and after a short holiday entered Wesley, taking specials, then discovering what an amiable place Wesley College was she decided to remain for the next four years and take her B.A. She is a lover of all sports and there are very few which she has never attempted and still fewer at which she is not an adept. Especially have we witnessed this in "Scrub" Hockey, for here she displays the same spirit and efficiency on any place she may be required to fill-be it goal or centre. But this is in the Blood. Edna is a great "wee" pal. Ready at any emergency, whether it is to help at cold teas, on eats committees (which most of us heartily dislike), or being vice-president of her final year, which I assure you is no easy job. Edna has proven to us what infinite capability, energy, and interest is in her person. Hers is a most lovable personality which many of us would only be too glad to possess. Being charming seems to be natural VOX WESLEYANA 59 to her; being a greater worker seems to be more natural; and being the greatest friend seems to be the most natural of all her accomplishments. Yes! As to her future! It is hard to say-but "Many a meikle makes a rnuckle," -H.B., '25. ALICE P. DOYLE Strange to say, Alice was born in Moose Jaw and has been very pleased with life ever since. However, Moose Jaw saw very little of her and before she was too old, we find her moving from one place to another, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and then Winnipeg, which proved to be the lucky place, for she made it her permanent residence. She came to Wesley in 1920, and has graced its halls ever since. Having matriculated in 1922, she entered the '25 class in Arts. It happens that for me she holds the first place amongst the many friends I have made since coming to Wesley. Her bright, cheery smile, her .... nay, one word can express her more adequately, that is-personality-and she is brim full of it. Whether it is Athletics, Social and Literary, Dramatics, browbeating husbands on stunt nights, or even arguing with certain professors over the name of "Pippa Passes," Alice shows the same enthusiasm, she is the most willing worker on any committee. Ready to help anyone at anything. That's her. Alice, with her cheerful manners, her ever-ready encouragement, her extraordinary power of management, her great capability, I am sure that these will insure for her a very successful and happy future in her chosen profession, that of teaching other peoples' children. -H.B., '25. NEW ATHLETIC EXECUTIVE, 1925-26 Honorary President Prof. O. T. Anderson President Henry Funk Vice-President Lyle Hopkins Second Vice-President Rutha Wilson Secretary-Treasurer John Menzies 60 VOX WESLEYANA, BIRDIE EMERSON GAMEY In choosing a birthplace, Birdie Emerson chose a big one, and the home of a famous baseball nine-Chicago, 1903, but happily for us she migrated North and our first recollections of her in Newdale, are a lovely old Teddy-stiIl beloved-and a white cat, Snowball, which didn't affect Birdie's disposition in the least. To these she was completely devoted and this same devotion, along with a determination to do the task well, has been manifest in all her undertakings since entering Wesley in 1921. Athletics has been her forte, and long after inevitable old age has decreed that she shall not play hockey nor curl; silver cups, spoons, knives, W's and M's will tell the tale of glorious achievement, for Birdie has served many a year on the Athletic Council; has raced in the Wesley Speed Skating Team; has curled in many a Bonspiel, twice as a member of the U.M.S.U. rink, and has wielded many a hockey stick, having been a member of two championship teams, and captain of the Wesley Girls' in her Senior year. But to those of us who lived with Birdie in Sparling Hall our most vivid recollections will be of debates both private and of the House Committee, worthy of "Ye Men of Law"; spasms of ''Car fever" in the spring! Laura Secords from afar off at frequent intervals; giggles at midnight; numerous dances; the collecting of Teddies; deep, dark, knitting secrets, and fortywinks before a hockey game. As to the future-we know not. We wish her the best and are confident of it for her, for those inexplicable qualities which make her the best little sport we know are bound to win in the innings which follow. D.C.P., '24. EARL N. GRIGGS Earl Griggs, better known as "Duke," played with the colts and calves at Griswold, Man., during his childhood days. He grew so fast he soon became too big for such sport, and receiving his public school education locally came to Wesley in "the fall of 1921, where with some sixty odd students he sought fame in Wesley's halls, only twenty-two of whom returned to take fourth year, Duke among them. He specialized in Maths, Pol Econ and History. He was always a good student, a good natured pal and friend, an all-round athlete, taking his VOX WESLEYANA 61 place in football, curling, hockey, basketball and track, receiving his "W" in his final year for general proficiency. Duke is not satisfied to stop with a B.A. but intends studying law, no doubt we will hear from our "Iron Duke" in days to come. We wish you all success and a great future. Hobby: pinochle and arguments with Whit. KATHLEEN ANNETTA HOWLETT KATHLEEN ANNETl'A "Every dream that mortals dream, sleeping or awake, Every lovely fragile hope-these the fairies take, Delicately fashion them and give them back again In tender, limpid melodies that charm the hearts of men." Kathleen is England's contribution to our class. She was born in London, England, April 24th, 1904. Becoming terribly bored with London life, she sought amusement in Bournemouth, but before many years, decided to come to Winnipeg. After graduating from St. John's Technical High School, she found herself among the Wesley '25's. . Kathleen is a clever student. To the envy of others, she enjoys herself all term reading novels and poetry, which are not on the course. By way of a little before Christmas and after Easter diversion she looks up the Calendar and begins to work. When she has set her mind to do a thing, you may depend on its being done-whether it be an essay, reading several French plays, or learning to skate. She is a lover of most kinds of art. She delights in music and as for poetry-no one better than she can appreciate "prime" Wordsworth, "pure" Shelly, and "essential" Keats. Her romantic imagination dwells on everything from fairies, and longhaired artists, to cowboys and scrawny-fingered Chinamen. During her four years at Wesley, many is the time she has come to the aid of starving Sparling Hall-ites with cake and tarts. In spite of her contact with Sparling Hall she still retains that rare twentieth century virtue of blushing. But we regret to say that Kathleen is a monomaniac. Yes! It's England. Despite this "blot in her 'scutcheon" she is very lovable. Her good nature, lively imagination, droll wit, make her a pleasant companion. Whether she continues to study the violin, or directs young minds in the paths of learning, we wish her the best of success and happiness. M.A.P., '25. 62 vox WESLEYANA BEATRICE HUME "All that ever was Joyous and clear and fresh." Can you imagine innumerable rays of sparkling sunshine, focused on one personality and woven into human form? If not 'tis proof you have not met the one curly, auburn bob of the '25's. Beatrice was born at Oak River, twenty years ago and spent her school days there. Even then she displayed her athletic bent by captaining the home basket-ball team, pitching baseball and running relays. Fortunately she decided it worth while to seek a wider campus and having imbibed all the scholastic knowledge delivered to inquisitive minds in Oak River, she entered the Higher Halls of Learning at Wesley. During her four years, Beatrice has entered with unbounded enthusiasm into the various activities of College life, although Athletics in particular has received her wider interest. As captain of basket-ball and president of Girls' Athletics, she has ably shown her executive ability. Does the girl possess pep? Watch her playing on the floor during her favorite game, or driving the ball over the net. Bea gets there, too-she has been our big scorer in many a hard fought battle. Whatever she enters receives her whole-hearted support; nothing is done by halves. Her future is undecided, but with such optimism, such ability to enjoy life and win friends, it will no doubt be a successful one. The best of luck to one- "Whose greatest charm is in being just herself." -I.J.S., '26. EDITH INSLEY Born ).lI'" Portage la Prairie, later residing in V~n, Edith very soon learned to adapt herself to her conditions, and in a measure, to dominate her surroundings. Her self-reliance was revealed in the unaided performance of her homestead duties, by which she became the possessor of a farm in Sunny Alberta, which to this day is all her own. Edith entered Wesley in 1921, becoming a member of the illustrious '25's. Like a certain wit who believed that in a difficult situation it was better to be absent in body than to have VOX WESLEYANA 63 presence of mind,she vacated Wesley Halls for Second Year, and studied extramurally, while at the same time instilling the highest of ideals in the minds of new Canadians. "Never idle a moment," designates Edith during her college career, whether it be darning hose or doing fancy work in odd moments, or studying French and English in spares. Believing that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well, she is thorough, from basket-ball to S.C.M. Her faithful service as a member of the House Committee and Debating Executive show her to be thoroughly dependable. Industrious, and above all, studious, Edith will be missed from amongst us, as our chief exemplar of these essential qualities. . Through all the stress and strain of College life she ever maintained her equable temper, never giving expression to language bordering any nearer on the profane than "By Crackie." Our most earnest wish is that her very high ideals may be realized in some professional career, by which she will make her impact upon her generation. -R.W., '26. HOMER R. LANE In a write up of this'nature to attempt';ven in a most cursory manner to indicate the contribution Homer had made to the college and the part he has played in undergraduate life, is like whispering sweet nothings to a spinster of doubtful years; it simply cannot be overdone. Away back in the year of the great storm, Homer, in a delightfully unassuming and modest manner peculiar to himself and another chap by the name of Bernard Shaw, decided that at last fame and honor should descend on the thriving metropolis of Swan Wyer; so he chose it as his birth~lace. While he wis s HI a little chap Homer's parents moved, so Homer-like Stephen Leacock-decided to tag along after them. Henceforth-until the great year of '21, when Homer temporarily brought his peregrinations to an end by entering Wesleyhis wanderings about Manitoba appear to be as mysterious and unaccountable as those of a certain class of society who for very obvious reasons neglect to enlighten the authorities as to their comings and goings. Homer reticently admitted that he favored a small Hartney hamlet named ~artne~, by taking his Matric,ulation there; in a like mannere moestly admitted thltt tits educational career there was most meteoric,-though he did say that he was a bit disappointed with the results of his third attempt at Grade XI. 64 VOX WESLEYANA However ... since his arrival in 1921, Homer has been one of the dominating figures in Wesley undergraduate life. To attempt to enumerate the executive positions he has held is as impossible as reeling off the full list of titles after the name of the Prince of Wales. Along with executive responsibilities Homer has set an enviable record in his academic studies and in athletics. Indeed, those of the '25 class who know Homer intimately would be happy to think of him as epitomising the spirit of this class; a clean sport; one who has developed a true appreciation of things intellectual; and one who will be able to take his place in life and acquit himself honorably and well.... Cheerio, Homer, old man, and in whatever phase of religious work you may specialize, know that you take with you the best wishes of the "old but reliable '25's. -J.D.M. WILLIAM EARLE LANG Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, 1904." It's a boy!" "Let's call him Earle." "Flitted" to Oak River in 1907. Came to Wesley in 1921 and joined the '25's and soon won a place of respect in the hearts of all. Star defence in cuspidor hockey. Quiet and unassuming, yet to those who know him, a real friend. We wish him "bon voyage." WALTER McDONALD Few have put more into, and still fewer have achieved more from their College career than Walter. Walter landed into Wesley from Roland four years ago, the greenest of freshmen but with a purpose and determination. Although naturally and unconsciously passing through the know all, the jovial and the seerieyed stages he did not go to extremes and finally came out successful. From the first "Walt" has taken an active interest in sport. His specialities are curling, tennis and tobogganing. To social activities he has always given his personal support. Always into class stunts or College functions and never missing at a bun feed. From his first year Walter has been in charge of a Sunday school class VOX WESLEYANA 65 and on occasions acting as superintendent. In intellectual abilities he is not wanting, very thoughtful and systematic, fulfilling in his final year the office of student trainer. Walt's hobby is bees, and he intends starting a bee ranch if he doesn't get stung. -E.N.G., '25. DONALD MacFADYEN There are some people who go through College and make their contribution to it in a quiet, unassuming, and yet highly effective manner; such a one is Don MacFadyen. Mac is an old-timer at Wesley. He was born in Onta
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REV. JOHN MACLEAN, M.A., D.D., Ph.D., ,Librarian, 64 Walnut St. B-5375.
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Honors Wesley College extends hearty congratulations to
the following honor winners:
HAROLD G. ROBSON HA