The Commercial Society
Left to right: Kennedy, MacDuff, Markham, Herring, Bishop
President: Walter Markham
Vice-President: John Kennedy
Secretary: Jack Bishop
Treasurer: George Herring
Athletic Manager: Bob MacDuff
A series of popular luncheon meetings; a successful season in sport, particularly in football and hockey, together with the annual dinner and other events of interest, have all combined to make the session 1934-35 one of the most active and successful in the history of the Commercial Undergraduates’ Society.
Discussion on topics of interest of Commerce student were conducted at monthly luncheons by Dr. Stephen Leacock, James P. Manion, Comm. ’29, Mr. Thomas Kennedy of the Northern Rubber Company, and E. W. Beatty, K.C., Chancellor of the University.
The “United States” was the topic of Dr. Leacock’s address at the November gathering and as one would expect the subject was dealt with in Dr. Leacock’s own inimitable way, with the result that cascades of laughter shook the rafters at varying intervals. Mr. Manion outline his experiences as a “Trade Commissioner in Japan” at the December gathering at the same time offering advice as the possibility of following up this type of work after graduation.
“Canadian Economic Problems” were dealt with by Mr. Kennedy who discussed and analysed the tariff and other questions.
Mr. Beatty’s discussion of the vital railway problem attracted an unusually large number of Commerce students.
Although athletic championships did not come to Commerce this season, nevertheless the football team managed to defeat Arts, Engineering and Medicine (Interfaculty Champions), and only lost close decisions to Macdonald College and Law. The hockey team also made a definite bid for fame although like the football team it lost out to Macdonald College in St. Anne’s. Both these trips were considered eminently successful in all other respects, however, and those who participated retain fond memories of the event.