No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed at Toronto University, Says President of Institution--Athletics Stressed Less
No beer, wine, or liquor of any kind is sold or permitted in any buildings of the University of Toronto, according to the institution's president, Dr. Henry John Cody, when interviewed by a CRIMSON reporter in the visiting preacher's room at Lowell House yesterday afternoon. Dr. Cody added that since the repeal of the Provincial Prohibition Act some years ago, bootlegging as an institution has practically disappeared. "We have fewer laws in Canada than you have here," he continued, "but those that we do have we enforce."
The depression is very much in evidence in the Dominion, but Dr. Cody believes that it is somewhat less extensive than it is this side of the border. He stated that in his opinion the Canadian students are barder workers and live more simply than those in the United States. "You're the richest country in the world, you know," he added, "even if you are having your bad moment."
When questioned regarding the library situation at Toronto, Dr. Cody replied that the building remains open evenings in spite of the reduced operating expenses with which the university is forced to operate. The expense seems to be justified, moreover, by the fact that circulation is far ahead of that of previous years.
Dr. Cody, himself a graduate of the institution of which he is now president, has some very definite ideas about running a large university. He believes that the president should learn to know the students under him and in the year that he has been president he has deserted the traditional aloof position of the college president and has mixed with undergraduates through their fraternities and sororities and has regularly attended athletic contests.
In Dr. Cody's opinion, however, athletics at Canadian universities are held more in their place than at many American College. "They are an adjunct to life, rather than life itself," he concluded.