BCom100: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

Commercial Society

Top Row: Ryan, Dr. Day, Leacy, McMaster; Bottom Row: Dr. Villard, Little, Prof. Sugars, Pugh, Col. Thompsons

President: J. W. Little
Vice-President: F. C. Pugh
Treasurer: W. R. McMaster
Secretary: C. P. Ryan
Freshman Representative: W. B Leacy
Advisory Board: Professor R. M. Sugars, President; Dr. J. P. Day; Dr. Paul Villard; Professor R. R. Thompson

A steady progress of the Commercial Society, the official undergraduate body for the School of Commerce, can be traced from its beginnings in December 1918. Attendance at the meetings held during the past year have been correspondingly larger. At the first meeting more than a hundred listened to Dr. Stephen Leacock sketch the evolution of the modern Business Man.

Other speakers who have, up to the time of writing this report, addressed the Society this session have been R. S. White, M. P. on Currency and Banking; Senor Roderique de Lima, Consul-General from Chile who told of his country; Sir Arthur Currie on Opportunities in Canada; Rev. A. W. Lochead on the Present Social and Political Chaos in China; and Col. R. R. Thompson who delivered an illustrated address of his experiences in and study of the Development of Modern Egypt.

Aside from further meetings, a banquet of usual high order is being arranged for at the Windsor Hotel to be held March thirtieth to which more than a score of Canadian captains of industry are expected as had been the custom. A large undergraduate attendance has already been assured.

This program can but justify the recent defeat of a resolution introduced by the McGill Literary and Debating Society to Abolish the School of Commerce.

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

McGill Yearbook: 1928

The Ballad of Commerce ’28 – God Bless ’em!


O, ‘Twas back in nineteen twenty-four,

That the conquering heroes crashed the door,

And all McGill awoke to the roar

Of Commerce ’28!


Then the Sophomore Lords so very dumb

Challenged a fight at the stadium,

But quickly found themselves undone

By Commerce ’28!


For they hurled them down with might so bold,

That they fled away to a sheltering fold,

The first big victory, now so old,

Of Commerce ’28!


Then followed a banquet bringing cheer

To the wounded thanes of second year,

But the braves who paid for the show so dear

Were Commerce ’28!


For the first two years a president,

The class to Dowling gave assent,

While Petch, in third, did represent

Old Commerce ’28!


‘Tis said that at college they learnt a lot

About necking and petting and goodness knows what,

But in their exams they weren’t so hot,

Poor Commerce ’28!


How oft did the swains in shine or drizzle,

Stupidly dodge some menacing missle!

As sprawlingly down at the Pig and Whistle

Lay Commerce ’28!


Here blasphemy held immodest sway,

From noon till dawn of another day,

And always the last to be carried away

Were Commerce ’28!


Not only however with Bacchus divine

Did these Knights of Accountancy oil their line,

For serious books often crowded the time

Of Commerce ’28!


So whether they’re known as Jack or John,

Their names will ever go marching on,

Because not one but all belong

To Commerce ’28!


But what is the author of this to do?

A masterpiece—and no credit due?

Its thus to relieve the anxiety then

That he says his initials are J. G. N.


McGill Yearbook: 1928

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