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nlflRCH, 1946
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important that the dependability
of the merchant from whom you
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is based on forty years of dependable service to the citizens
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Page 2
CiRADl  ATH  ClIKONIC.Ll- The Secretary-Manager-
Frank Turner Takes Over
Alumni Post
November 17, 1916 Franklin J. K. Turner first
saw the light of day, as the phase goes, in wartime
I long Kong.
About this time Chu Chin Chow was the outstanding musical comedy in London and scholars
now deliate which of these two events mark the
beginning of the decline of Western Influence in
the Far Kast.
Hastening to make amends voting Frank quick-
lv brought his family to Canada on the old Pmpress
of Japan, the last surviving relic of which may still
be seen in Stanley Park.
In the process of growing up in British Columbia Frank lived in Ilaney, and Princeton, but inost-
lv in Vancouver, where he attended Kitsilano High.
Between the fall of 1934 and the spring of 1939 he
made periodic migrations to West Point Grey to
secure a  B.A.,  B.Comm.
At Varsity Frank devoted himself variously to
the Ubyssey. ultimately as sports editor, and as
campus correspondent to the News-Herald. He
played senior A basketball during four of these five
years and will l>e remembered as eighth man on
the Bardsley, Willoughby, Henderson, Pringle,
Rami Matthison, Swan, Armstrong, (Our Boy),
Davis, and Hank Hudson, championship team. Was
secretary of .A.M.U.S., president of Big Block, and
chairman of the Awards Committee in '39-39. And
also a graduate.
After this event Frank reported news and sport
for a certain Vancouver morning newspaper for
over a year and then traded in W. H. Malkin products with the natives of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
1941 saw I'rob. Sub-Lieut. F\ J. K. Turner on
divisional strength of the R.C.N.V.R. then via Royal
Roads. Noden, Comox, to anti-sub. patrol aboard
the H.M.C.S. Chignecto; then shore-side to Corn-
wallis for a gunner}' officer's course and back to
sea as group gunnery officer with Group C. on the
North Atlantic convoy run. F'inally appointment as
equipment and trials officer (west coast). Then
Civvy street.
Apart from his wife, Doris (formerly Doris
Marsden) of Vancouver, whom he married Nov. 21,
1942, Frank devotes himself to the affairs of this
.Alumni Association with a managerial frenzy
which in the light of the Memorial Gym campaign
shows an utter disregard for the delights of longevity.
As a member of the Publicity Committee, and
the interim steering committee, and as official looker-on and into innumerable others on the Alum,
A.M.S. axis Prank has his hands full. One of the
working slogans hereabouts seems to be Prankum
F.st  which rhymes with   It's  Up to You.    Get It?
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Life    Insurance,    Family    Income
Policies, Pension Bonds, Annuities,
Group Life, Group Superannuation
Complete briefs and figures will be
gladly furnished by mail or by personal
interview. An Insurance Audit Service
is also available for programming and
analyzing your present insurance and
for projecting future requirements.
Ralph fllacL Brown
B.A.   19M
Provincial  Manager
822 Rogers Building Vancouver
Phone PA. 7341
March. 1946
Page 3 w
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threshold of the peaceful future for whieh you
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Dear Mr.  Fditor:
At long last the much-tried patience of the association which has kept me on its mailing list is
about to receive its reward—at least a "token" reward in the shape of a cheque. May I take this opportunity to congratulate the association, and particularly the F.ditorial Hoard on the increasingly
excellent quality of the "Chronicle." Lt carries much
of interest even to those of us who are separated
from the university by time and space. Keep up
the good work.
The annual Alumni Directory also deserves the
highest praise, particularly for its accuracy and consistent plan of presentation.
Best wishes for your continued good work!
Very sincerely yours,
EVELYN C. McKAY, Arts '19.
Dear Mr.  Editor:
lt will soon be eight years since I graduated
from the University of I'.ritish Columbia, and in all
that time I haven't been in touch with my Alma
Mater. I have just read an article in "Time" magazine which brought back pleasant memories of my
days at the University, and I am now writing you
to see what I shall have to do in order to become
a member of the Alumni Association.
I graduated as Hachelor of Commerce in May.
1038, and came to New Orleans shortly after to
work tor the Alcoa Steamship Company. In 1942
I went to work as Technical Assistant for the Norwegian Shipping and Trade Mission in New York.
1 left their service in June, 1945 and am now connected with the Todd Shipyards Corporation as a
commercial representative. Hence 1 am now attached to their subsidiary, Todd-Johnson Dry Docks
Inc.,  New Orleans, La.
It was an unfortunate fact that after graduating
I could not secure any any suitable employment in
my native Vancouver. I have been very lucky down
here and base no complaints, however, I would
never hesitate to be transferred to our Seattle
plants, so that \ coidd spend my weekends in mv
own beloved Vancouver and environs.
I   should   be  grateful   for  any  information  you
also  whether   I   am  eligible  to  sub-
et  me know  of any  other  ways  in
which  I  may be of some assistance to the U.B.C.
WM.  F.  KORFN, Jr.,
H. Comm.,  1938.
\'ew Orleans,  La.
mav give  me
scribe  and   t<
Eleanor Bossv, '39.. former Alumni Executive
member, drops a line of encouragement from Hay-
meads Emergency Hospital, Bishops Stortford.
England, where she is on duty with St. John's Ambulance Hrieade.
ase 4
Kenneth De P. Watson, one of University of
B. C's outstanding geology graduates, has been appointed associate professor in the department of
geology and geography.
He obtained his B.Sc. degree from U.B.C. in
1937, and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton in 1940.
He won several scholarships while at University.
He was an assistant in the geological survey of
Canada in 1935-37, and of Newfoundland in 1938-
39. During part of 1941 he was employed in prospecting in the Dominican Republic.
From 1940-43 he was an instructor in geology
at Princeton University, and for the past two years
has been an associate mining engineer with the
B. C. department of mines.
Author of several books on geology, Dr. Watson
is a member of the Mineralogical Society of America, American Institute of Minihg and Metallurgical
Engineers, and the Canadian Institute of Mining
and Metallurgy. He was recently elected for Fellowship in the Geological Society of America.
Brigadier Noel D. Lambert. '20. has been named
a director of the Central Mortgage and Housing
He served in the Royal F'lving Corps in the
First Great War, at which time he was one of three
U.B.C. men to enlist in England. He returned to
Vancouver in 1920 and joined Northern Construction Co. and  I". W. Stewart Ltd. in 1927.
Brig. Lambert, First Great War veteran, served
from 1942 to 1944 as deputy quartermaster-general.
lie returned in 1944 to Vancouver, where he is
vice-president and general manager of the Northern Construction Company.
Lieut.-Commander George A. Fallis, R.C.N.
V.R.. was awarded the O.B.E. in the New Year's
honours list.
Lieut.-Commander Fallis attended University
of B.C. where he won the General Proficiency
Scholarship from University of Toronto and Osgoode  Hall.
He is now practicing law in Toronto.
Mr. Harold M. Wright, professional engineer,
well-known consulting mill metallurgist, of Vancouver, has been appointed to the staff of the University of of British Columbia as part-time lecturer in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr. Wright, a graduate of the University of
Utah, obtained his M.A. degree from U.B.C. in
1933 and his  M.S. degree from Utah in  1934.
J. Victor Rogers. Ap. Sc. '33. is the superintendent of construction and maintenance for the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail.
Tie was formerly plant engineer for the Alberta
Nitrogen   Products   Ltd.,   in   Calgarv.
British Columbia's future
Si a Mattel o/ Vital SttteteAt *lo- Ml AU!
British Columbia is entering a new era, in which new demands will be made upon us. We
face a future of splendid promise to the young people of today.
It is safe to say that British Columbia was never in healthier or more robust condition, that
never has a keener or more soundly-based spirit of optimism prevailed.
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind—that this is the day and age of specialized
knowledge, that the key positions, the worthwhile posts, in the business and industrial world
of the future will go to those whose minds are trained and disciplined by their years of study
and research, whose perceptions have been quickened to grasp the intricacies of the new
Business is moving to British Columbia. What this means to our young men and women
needs no emphasis. Trained and equipped to take their places in the industrial picture, this
movement of business to British Columbia, this constant restless search for new and improved methods and processes, opens up a fascinating field of opportunity.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
E. G. Rowebottom,
Deputy Minister.
Hon.  E. C. Carson,
March, 1946
Page 5 Professor Soward —
Professor F. H. Soward. professor of history at
U.B.C. and now on leave of absence with the Department of External Affairs, will return to the
University in September as "Director of International Studies."
This new position was created with a view to
co-ordinating the work in international relations
and allied fields not covered by other departments.
Dr. MacKenzie stated. It will make it possible for
the University to take advantage of the valuable
experience which Professor Soward has gained with
the Department of F'xternal Affairs. He will continue as a professor in the Department of History,
Professor Soward. a graduate of Toronto, went
tf) Oxford after the last war on the lvlward Kylie
Memorial Scholarship. He obtained his B. Litt.
degree from  Oxford after one year's study.
He was appointed to the staff of the University
of British Columbia in 1922. promoted to Associate
Professor in  1929 and to full  Professor in  1936.
In 1943 he was given leave of absence to become
a special assistant with the Department of External  Affairs.
He has been active with the department in Latin
America. South America, and Britain. Most recently he was appointed head of the Canadian Tela
Committee, attending the Fmipire Conference in
London in 1945. and travelling to Bermuda and
Dorothy Somerset —
Miss Dorothy Somerset, well-known director ot
the University Summer School of the Theatre and
Extension Department drama program, has been
awarded a travelling fellowship by the Rockefeller
The three months' fellowship was granted as a
direct result of the recent establishment of a course
in Dramatics at U.B.C. It will enable Miss Somerset, who will be in charge of the new course, to
travel to leading American universities to study
curriculum and procedure in various departments
of drama.
She will visit Cornell, Towa and Cleveland Universities. This comparative study will ensure that
the U.B.C. course is established on a sound university basis.
For several years she was a director of successful Little Theatre and U.B.C. Players' Club productions. In 1935, a scene from Shaw's "Back to
Methuselah" which she directed for the Little Theatre won top standing in the first Dominion Drama
In 1938 Miss Somerset was appointed to the
staff of the Extension Department of the University in charge of the drama program, and it was in
this capacity that she became known throughout
the province as advisor of local amateur societies.
This year she was elected vice-president of the
Western Canada Theatre Conference, leading organization in the campaign for a Canadian National
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Page 6
Graduate Chronicle The
graduate CHRONICLE
Published by Hie Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Darrell T. Braidwood, M.A.
Associate Editors:
Mary  M.  Fallis,  M.A.;   Ormonde  J.  Hall,  B.Comm.;
Robert W. Bonner, B.A.
Photography Editor: Janet Walker, B.A.
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Volume 8, Number 1
March, 1946
The Secretary-Manager
Varsity Goes Boom-Town
The Sloan Report
Medical Faculty
Stu Keate—By O. J. Hall
Residences—By Mary Fa 11 is
Lister Sinclair—By Lionel Salt
For the Record	
George Bulhak, a Portrait
Editorially Speaking
Picture on page   17 by Steffens Colmer,  and the  remainder by courtesy
of  the Vancouver  Daily  Province.
ART JONES, whose work has recently graced the
pages of TIME magazine, for two weeks running
did the cover photo.
VAN PERRY did the two miniatures to the right of
this  column.     He  also  did   the   mob  scene  which
appears on the Memorial Gym page at Page 20.
The CHRONICLE thanks them both.
4?<*4 tk& (lec&id . ..
Ivlitor Braidwood calls
them his "two characters." hut the Chronicle
masthead carries them as
the two associate editors.
Robert W. Bonner and
Ormonde J. Hall.
Both are ex-servicemen
and despite the editor's
remarks they are completely free from any serious war effects, other
than the fact they are
hack at U.B.C. for more
studies. . . .
Boh Bonner is well known to the graduates of
1938-42 era as probably one of the most accomplished debators ever developed on the campus. He
twice led the McGoun Cup team in wordy battle
and still rises to eloquent heights in freshman law-
class arguments.  . . .
He was a member of the Students' Council in
1941 as L.S.F.. representative . . . Graduating in
Arts (majoring in Ivconomics), Bob joined the Seaforth Highlanders as a re-enforcement officer and
served with distinction in Italy until his overseas
career was halted by a Nazi shell . . . He arrived
home in September ,1944, and Col. Shrum hearing
of his whereabouts asked for him as the C.O.T.C.'s
training officer . . . Until the end of the war
Major Bonner finished out his armv life as Chief
Instructor of the C.O.T.C. lie is a brother of Delta
Upsilon and is married to Barbara .Vcwman (1944)
of Alphi Phi ...
Onny Hall is best known for the English Rugby
and Golf he played for Varsity during the same
years ... A reformed sports writer with several
years' experience with the Canadian Press, the
Vancouver Daily Province and the Vancouver Sun,
Ormy is also a law student and spends his spare
time puttering about the Chronicle, playing golf
and catering to the whims of his 16-month-old
daughter Linda jane . . . He graduated in 1942
as a Bachelor of Commerce and went straight into
the Airforce . . .In the service someone heard
he had been in the Yacht Club Bar once so they
to Coastal Command and
immediately posted him
flying boats where he
ended up a navigator . . .
His story on Stu Keate
appearing on the inside
pages brought back some
pleasant memories as he
once worked for Stu on
the old Province sport
page as Varsity- reporter
. . . He is married- to Pat
Wilgress , an ex - newspaper woman.
By  Van Perry
March, 1946
Page 7 Bft TOWERED
FJNTO the vanguard of attack went the
tugs—many of them B.C. powered—
taking the landing craft with men and
equipment onto the enemy beaches. It
was a precision job where there could be
no failure. The Canadian tugs fitted with
engines built in Vancouver by Vivian
Engine Works Ltd. met these exacting
To   France,   to   Italy,   the  British   Isles,
Malta,   Bombay,   Ceylon   and   Australia
the   tugs   went.    Working   twenty-four
hours a day the Vivian
firm    turned    B. C.
Electric power and gas
into  mobile war power
that guarded the home
beaches and carried the
fight  to enemy   shores.
yC B.C. Electric power uas quickly utilized in
the province's industrial contribution to the
war. Peace-time finds it ready and eager to
be of increasing service in expanding western
Page 8
Graduate Chronicle PEOPLE
HALL, '42
Turned Neivsman
Stu Keate, one time U.B.C. Flayers Club thes-
pian. Vancouver newspaperman and recently discharged Canadian Xaval public relations officer, has
been appointed a contributing editor for the "CANADA" section of Time magazine. . . . Big (he
weighs 210 pounds), athletically-minded. 32-year-old
Keate said, "I owe it all to Professor Freddy
Wood "
Such an item may well have been written in the
news magazine this month as Stu Keate went to
work for Time Incorporated.
Keate is a product of the great depression college days of 1930-35, and a representative of the
modern class of journalists who have, eschewed the
time-honoured road to literary achievement and
have approached the ii eld with writing ability in
one hand and a business contract in the other.
Ever since he started writing "F'rom Tee to
Green," a golf column in the Vancouver Daily
Province, Keate has known where he was going.
Conscientious by temperament he is the antithesis
of the old newspaperman that mothers hid from the
eves of their children. In striking contrast to the
old conception of the newspaper hack, Stu has built
up a reputation as a dependable businessman journalist.
Time's latest bright young man sped through
his earl)' grade school training with the aplomb of
an Orson Welles. By the age of 15 he was ready
for admittance to the University of British Columbia.
Atoning for this early show of foot, he squeezed
the  four  vear  Arts  course   into  five  years   and  it
wasn't until his graduating year (1935) that he
wrote off Trigonometry' 1, a first year subject. Stu
says he has always admired Dean Daniel Buchanan
because he was the only professor who conceded
that Trigonometry would be no earthly good to
him in after-life. Another favorite was Dr. Walter
Gage, who gave him 51 percent, after four previous
pedagogues had given him up.
He joined the Players' Club in the Christmas
plays of 1933 but his career as an actor got off to
a dubious start when the late Jimmy Butterfield.
the then Province drama critic, dismissed the play
in exactly seven words. "The third play." he wrote
"was an utter mess."
From this dramatic triumph, Keate went into
the spring play, "Alibi", which had two distinctions, it was unanimously hailed as the most atrocious play ever to darken the campus boards, and
it is the only one in which a faculty member ever
appeared. This latter event occured one night on
tour when Bill Whimster. one of the cast, was taken
ill and his part was essayed by the late beloved
Dr. Francis AValker. The doctor's knowledge of
the lines was pretty well limited to hearsay and
turning to Stu after approximating each one. he'd
bark, in a stage whisper which shook the dust off
the lights of the Elks' Hall in Kamloops, "Keate,
What's My Next Line?"
Stu later appeared in Bernard Shaw's "The
Ten Commandments" in which he was assigned the
role of a High Priest, appearing only in Act 3.
Scene 5. Each night he would stay at home until
9:30 and then drive to the University Auditorium
where Nancy Symes would wrap him in a sheet
and dab a little nut-brown paint on his face, arms
and feet. At the cue "Send for him," he would
walk on with some incence. lay it at Cleopatra's
feet and walk off. "It was in this play," says Stu,
"that  I  gave my  finest  performance."
The following year he ended his theatrical career by appearing in Tsben's "Hedda Gabler." Tn
this play his wife (Hedda) shot herself and some
of the more severe critics were quick to opine.
"Who could blame her."
The University daily paper Ubyssey, started
Keate on his newspaper career and he will never
forget his first effort as a reporter. Rod Pilking-
ton. then editor, held up his story to all the staff
as a splendid example of how NOT to write.
But nothing could discourage him from joining
the fourth estate and when summer rolled around
he got a job from Sports Editor Hymie Koshevoy
of the Vancouver News-Herald. At first the News-
Herald paid him off in street car tickets, but after
graduating to a street car pass, he finally rated a
salary. Flis summer's work netted him exactly
After graduation Stu went to work for the Daily
Province as a reporter and two years later went to
the Toronto Star as a feature writer. There he had
a varied career, on one occasion interviewing Mae
West. Stu asked her what she thought of the Mann
(Continued on Page 10)
March, 1946
Page 9 Past President Baynes
Urges Faculty of Architecture
British Columbia is approaching a period of
rapid physical development. Once again some of
our cities and towns will go through the throes of
a building boom. Subdivisions will be made almost
overnight and buildings will be thrown up in western fashion.
It is a sad commentary on our present civilization that 80 to 90% of the existing buildings in
this province are ugly and badly designed. And
that a very large part of our developed property
was poorly zoned with the resulting missuse of
land. This is just as true for our small towns as
for our larger cities.
Will this present rapid development add to this
gross ugliness of our or will the people of this
province wake to the needs of proper Town Planning and better Architecture?
Good neighborhoods do not "jut grow" they
must be planned. The well planned neighborhood
should have the protection of adequate zoning and
subdivision regulations. And it is necessary that
these zoning and subdivision regulations be maintained and.not be broken down by minority pressure groups. Most of our cities have too many
business areas due to the pressure of business interests. Many of these become blighted areas and
eventually slums. If there were fewer business
areas the buildings would be of a better type and
there would be a greater security for the owner,
the tenant, and the city.
Deteriorated neighborhoods and blighter districts have already caused enormous economic
losses in B.C. Unless the people of this province
become conscious of the benefits of Town Planning
and of better architecture these losses will rapidly
The time has arrived when our University
should do something about this practical art. With
the establishment of a Faculty of Architecture and
Town Planning there would be a seat of authority
in this province, and there would be a proper distribution  of knowledge of this work.
Captain Paul Sykes
Decorated U. S. Navigator
Captain Paul J. Sykes. at present wing navigator of the 315th Wing of the U.S. Army Air Force,
translates U.B.C.'s mottor "Tutim Est" literally.
"It's up to you" caused Paul to pour over the textbooks sent by his mother, Mrs. 15. Hampton of
Vancouver, to his Guam station in preparation for
a heavy course at U.B.C. on his return to civilian
During the latter part of the Japanese war, Paul
"boned up" in between bombing missions, and intends to complete his Arts course, majoring in
Physics   and   Mathematics.
Shortly after navigating the lead ship of his
wing over an important oil refinery target in Japan's Honshu island the day before Nippon capitulated, he was transferred to Headquarters on Guam.
Tn the air at the actual time of the capitulation.
Paul and his crew-mates celebrated by cracking
open the rations, clinking cups and drinking to victory. Tomato juice was the liquid used for the toast.
Although Paul himself shies away from publicity, his mother, stepfather and twin sisters (Virginia
and Diana Bampton, U.B.C. Co-eds) are really
proud of him and justly so. Among other medals
and decorations, he has been awarded a Presidential
Unit Citation, the U.S. Air Medal, the Oak Leaf
and Cluster and the Bronze Star, as well as certain
battle stars. His mother, who regularly received
weekly "communiques," said he decided against a
military career although offered the responsible position of navigator of the whole 20th Air F'orce. "He
wouldn't want to be thought of as a hero or anything like that," said Mrs. Bampton, "he just thinks
he was one of thousands and thousands who signed
up to serve, and did just that—many laving down
their lives for their country."
"His father (the late Captain J. Sykes), was
killed in the last war while serving with the American Expeditionary Forces." continued Mrs. Bampton. "and that's probably why Paul fought with the
American forces this time."
Act   (the   one   that   tripped   Charlie   Chaplin),   and
Mae's  answer,  'tis  said,  was  incoherent.     He  also
relates  he  was  not  given  an  invitation  to  "Come
Up and See Her."
While in the East Stu met Leitha Meilacke, '38
(Kappa Kappa Gamma) and when she returned to
Vancouver in 1939, he came back to the Province
as a reporter and movie columnist. His real reason
for returning became apparent, however, when he
and Leitha were married in the same year. A
happier couple you will never meet and both are
justly proud of a young son, Richard, aged three.
Following a two-year-period as sports editor of
the Daily Province. Stu finally was accepted by
the Navy in 1942 and was asked to join the Dept.
of Naval Information as a sub-lieutenant. He went
overseas in 1943. After serving in the United Kingdom, North Atlantic and Newfoundland, he was
transferred to the Canadian cruiser, the Uganda,
and went to the Pacific.
from Page 9)
While in the Navy, Stu wrote several articles
for Liberty, McLean's and the Ivmpire Digest and
two plays which were produced by the British
Broadcasting Corporation.
He also wrote two books. "Home is the Sailor,"
published bv the Navy, and "Pacific Diary." which
he  says  wasn't  published  by  McMillan"s.
Shortly after returning to Canada aboard the
Uganda, Stu was asked by "Time" to come to New
YYork and talk things over. The rest is present
Now he wades around New York, knee deep in
nostalgia, recalling the essay courses of Prof. Thor-
lief Larson, the witty remarks of Prof. Freddy
Wood during the English novel lectures, the nine
units of Shakespeare by Garnett Sedgewick, the
brilliant lectures of Prof. Fred Soward, Canadian
history from Dr. Sage and the "Arithmetical Problems" that constantly plague the provocative Prof.
Page 10
Graduate Chronicle Two U. B. C. Scientists Staff
New Dominion Laboratory
(As  appearing  in   the  Vancouver
Thousands of unseen enemies lurk in the air of
industrial plants and factories, ready to sap the
vitality of the workers and eventually to snuff out
their lives.
To combat these, the Dominion Government department of national health and welfare set up in
1942 a group of chemists, under the division of industrial hygiene, to test the air breathed by workers and suggest ways of purifying it.
In Vancouver, the only Canadian laboratory
outside   of   Ottawa,   two   young   U.B.C.   graduates
Daily  Province. January   7,   1946)
work in their headquarters in the Workmen's Compensation Building. They are Roy H. Elfstrom,
who received his B.A. degree from U.B.C. in 1938,
his M.A.Sc. in metallurgy in 1939, and industrial
hygiene diploma from Harvard, and A. A. Day, assistant, a B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering, in  1943.
In B.C., most common hideouts for these enemies in the air are in shipyards, foundries, aircraft
factories, paint, battery and plywood factories,
pulp mills, dry cleaning establishments, furniture
staining plants and tire repair garages.
Included in the list of poisons from these sources
are lead and welding fumes, "dope" fumes, benzol,
silica, radiant energy and various gases which attack the blood, bones, nervous system and skin.
The laboratory makes the necessary tests free
of charge for any plant requesting them, although
they have have been compulsory in war plants.
Employers are: compelled to carry out the engineers' suggestion for combatting the peril, such
as better ventilation systems, the most common
Mr. Elfstrom warns that "the quickest way to
absorb common industrial poisons is by breathing
them, and not by swallowing them in food or
He points out that many of the poisons may be
prevented but not cured. Silica, for example, causes
scar tissue in the lungs and may be washed from
the air by better ventilation, or by breathing in
aluminum dust to counteract it.
Radio-active substances used in painting luminous dials on planes, for example, can eventually
wear down the body tissue and once they get into
the body, nothing can stop them.
Unsuspected lead-poisoning was found recently
on the Royal Navy amenities ships being converted
here. Tests showed that fumes produced when the
paint on the deck was burned off by acetylene
torches contained lead.
Cure for this was better ventilation.
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Page 11 Womens Residences Major
Problem on U. B. C. Campus
With provision being made for the erection of
new and permanent buildings at the university in
the immediate future, the possibility of seeing residences take their place on the campus at last becomes a reality.
The need has existed for so long that it is
rather an anomaly that at the outset dormitories
have become a matter for controversy.
Points at issue which must be carefully weighed
before further action is  taken include:
1. The value of residences in  university life.
2. Housing  needs  of  our  undergraduates.
3. The overall building program of U.B.C.
Is it possible to reach a satisfactory solution
that considers all three points fairly ; under existing building restrictions to construct a residence
that will be of permanent use, that will provide an
environment in which a student will develop those
social traits which are as important a mark of the
university graduate as his mental development, and
that will be within reach of the average student's
The immediate housing needs of the university
are the emergency needs of the large post-war registration which it is anticipated will last for about
four years. Students, at present, are being accommodated in all available boarding houses, in two
small Co-operative Houses, one for men and one
for women, and in hutments at the .Acadia Road
Camp and at the Fort.
In old R.C.A.F. huts, with scanty equipment,
some 280 men, and 51 women have living accommodation today. A mess hall provides meals, cafeteria style, serving about 200 people in an hour.
In the same district several faculty families and
veterans' families have found accommodation in
wartime houses that have been erected at the camp
Next year the veterans expect to see an extension of housing for veterans' families. The University Branch of the LeLgion is hoping for government aid in obtaining pre-fabricated houses for ex-
service personnel. Originally they anticipated
erecting 100 houses to fill the need, but to date 407
applications have been made to the Housing Registry.
In normal times sufficient good boarding accommodation can be found in Point Grey for the
majority of students, although the distance of
boarding houses from the campus is an inconvenience.
The women's residence under consideration
would be situated facing Marine Drive and Howe
Sound, on a view lot, behind the present gym, within convenient reach of the library, Brock Hall, the
gym and the playing fields.
What should such a university residence provide? The majority of those interested agree that
it should provide housing in a fireproof building,
with good conditions for health, study and social
A careful study has been made as to what constitutes such conditions. The present day trend,
in the experience of public health authorities and
educators, favors the use of single rooms for students. The rooms are arranged in units of 8 or 10,
with girls sharing bath and laundry facilities and
having a commercial responsibility for care of their
quarters; 75 residents is the maximum for a building block if a well-knit house spirit is to be attained. Two of these larger blocks are under consideration at U.B.C. at present, to be wings stemming
from a central kitchen unit. Later one or two further residence wings could be added, each with its
own dining-room and lounge for house use.
As dining accommodation at the University has
recently become more of a problem than housing
it is evident that large dining rooms in the residences would be of immediate value. At present the
total who can be served at one time is as follows :
Cafeteria, 425 ; -Brock Snack Bar, 80; Brock Dining Room, 80; F'aculty Room, 35; Bus Stand, (>5 ;
Snack Shop. 90; Campus Cupboard (run by blind).
Kitchen facilities are limited in the Brock building- and any large dinner for campus groups always
provides a major problem. The dining rooms in
the residences will be so built that for banquets
they can be thrown together to accommodate 300.
It is planned also to use them at noon hour to serve
lunch to day students in addition to the residents
who will have all their meals there.
It is the aim of everyone concerned with the
planning of the residences that the cost of board
in the residences will compare favorably with the
current cost of board elsewhere, so that the students living in will represent a fair cross section of
the student body and cater either to a privileged
nor an underprivileged group. In this connection
some organized clubs and alumni groups have already discussed the possibility of providing FIous-
ing Bursaries to equalize the cost of attending university for out of town students who must pay
board as well as fees.
If in the viewpoint of the practical man. cheap
housing was the primary requirement of the building program it would be quite possible to erect dormitories for the purpose of housing only. The university authorities have already, almost miraculously, met the housing emergency by providing
living quarters where no quarters have been before.
The spirit of the students in the hutments is good,
but no one who has seen the camp can feel that-
further temporary housing in barracks surroundings
or on a regimented basis is in keeping with the
peacetime aims of the university.
Now is the time to consider the permanent value
of residences as the university expands to meet the
growing educational demands of the youth of this
province; it is the hope that the Alumni, who have
so often provided temporary solutions to university
problems will now give their support to a permanent project.
Page 12
Graduate Chronicle EXECUTIVES
A special general
meeting of the Alumni
.Association held at the
University on the 15th
of .February approved
of registration under
the Societies' Act and
of several important
changes in the Constitution.
One is the employ-
men tof a full-time secretary - manager. This
has been made financially possible by a
grant from the Board
of Governors towards
the additional cost, and
in fact F'rank Turner
took   up   his   duties   at
the beginning of the year. It means that the Alumni now has an office at the University to which the
branches and members can direct suggestions and
queries and that contact will be maintained with the
(lay to day factors on the campus—student, faculty
and  administrative.
The other changes are in the Life Membership
fee, in the composition of the executive, and in the
part the association plays in the election of members
of Senate.
The annual fee remains unchanged at $3,000.
but that for Life Membership has been increased
from the financially uneconomic $10 to $60. Both
annual and Life Membership include subscription
to the Chronicle. It should also be made clear that
Life Membership is Life Membership, whether paid
at the former or at the new rate.
The executive has been altered by dropping the
positions of secretary • and recording- secretary—
made superfluous by the appointment of a secretary-manager—and by increasing the number of
members-at-large to 15. Three of these positions
are to be filled by inviting the elected members of
Senate to suggest three of their own number, and
the remaining 12 to be elected for two-year terms,,
six each year. These executive changes come into
effect at the next annual general  meeting.
In the past, in accordance with its constitution,
the Association sponsored a given number of candidates at each Senate election. Now that Convocation is so largely composed of our own graduates
the dangers of such nominations are obvious.
In the future the Association will not sponsor
nominations, but it will encourage nominations so
that voting members will have adequate opportunity for selection from among nominees representative of the various geographic and economic interests in the province. It will also encourage greater
interest in the election among the electorate.
The Alumni Association is not as strong as it
should be. Dr. Norman MacKenzie has said that
the University will be just that kind of university
that its alumni  make it.    It is hoped that the ap-
New Alumni President Has Had Interesting Career
Tom Brown, newly-elected president of the
Alumni Association, has had a most varied career
in his almost 34 vears. Born at Vancouver on Mav
10. 1912, Tom attended Kerrisdale and Magee
schools before  coming on  to  U.B.C.  in   1928.
Tom enrolled in Arts and dug into undergraduate life with his usual energy and purpose. Canadian football claimed him athletically and his Big
Block Letter is witness to his prowess in this line.
He had the honor of being cadet number one on
the newly-formed C.O.T.C. list. lie joined Psi
Upsilon and was also on his class executive. Academically he took honors in Economics.
The Rhodes Scholarship Trustees made Tom
their choice for 1932. Tom went to Oxford the
same year where he entered St. John's and studied
honors jurisprudence. While in Fjigland he met
and fell in love with Daphne Jackson, and although
he returned to Canada and the bond business in
1935, he did not forget the lovely English girl. He
returned to luigland in 1937 and married Daphne
whom he brought back to Canada. Daphne and
Tom now have a charming family, two boys and
one girl.
In the years before the war, Tom was associated
with the Trish Fusiliers. In 1939 he went active with
the Irish and went overseas in 1941. He was with
the South Saskatchewan for awhile and then returned  to the  Irish  as  second  in  command.
In lf>43 he spent some time at staff college and
then went to Normandy with F'irst Canadian Army
Headquarters where he was closelv associated with
General Crerar. Tom next joined the Essex Scottish and was with them at Caen. He accompanied
them to the Seine where he was badly wounded.
He then spent twelve months in hospital in England and between operations, assisted in training
Tom returned to Vancouver in August of last
year with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel. He has since
been undergoing hospital treatment but has recently
got back to the bond business with the firm of
Odium.  Brown  Investments Ltd.
A short time ago he received the M.B..E. Since
his return he has been active in executive work on
the Canadian  Club.
pointment of a secretary-manager and the other
changes mentioned will result in greater participation bv alumni in the activities and interests of the
University. We are all interested but too few of us
show our interest. I do not refer to that incidental
(though necessary) evil, the payment of fees: I
do refer to active interest in University affairs,
ranging from the making of constructive suggestions either directly or through your executive, to
the acting as unofficial and unpaid public relations
officers. It is not good enough to leave everything
to "George" and say: "It's up to you," rather we
must realize it's up to us—all of us.
March. 1946
Page 13 *     VETERANS     *
Varsity Goes  Boom-Town As 3500
In the fall term there were 5.800 students attending the University of British Columbia. Of
this number, 2,300 are ex-service men and women.
When the Special Winter Session opened on January 7, another 1,500 veterans crowded onto the
campus. The total enrollment is over 7,000, and
more than one-half will be veteran students.
These figures are all the more significant when
one considers that U.B.C, the youngest University in Canada, was built to accommodate a maximum  of about 2,000 students.
How the University of British Columbia solved
the stupendous problem of accommodating thousands of men and women from the forces is now a
matter of record.
The solution was found in converting the facilities of war to the immediate needs of peace. Wood
huts—from army training camps, coast defensive
stations, aerodromes—were brought to the campus
to the used for every conceivable purpose connected with the activities of a modern university. They
were transported bodily and set-up near the Library, the Science building, and all the other ivy-
covered buildings on the campus.
Tt was as late as August that-Dr. MacKenzie
was notified that the university would have to prepare itself for a great influx of soldier students. It
is typical of the determination with which he
tackled the problem that he had arranged for concrete foundation blocks to be laid before permission to purchase the huts had been received. Confirmation came from Ottawa by telephone and the
next morning the first hut arrived on the campus.
"By hook or by crook we'll make it possible for
every ex-service man and woman to come to the
university if he seriously wants higher education,"
Page 14
By A. H.
Dr. MacKenzie stated. This spirit was
shared by the staff
and all those connected with the administration of the
There arc now
about 100 wooden
huts of all shapes
and sizes at the University of British Co-
1 urn hi a. Fifty o I
these are on the
campus itself, sited
on convenient spots
near over - crowded
permanent and semipermanent buildings.
There are sixteen,
side by side, all
alongthe west wall,
giving the effect of a
huge army encampment.
Many are partitioned into two parts and used
for lecture rooms, furnished with college desks,
blackboard, and installed with central heating. A
large number have been converted into modern
and well-equipped laboratories for courses in the
sciences. Some are used for staff offices, and tor
reading rooms. One houses the Health Service in
in a streamlined clinic with treatment and consulting rooms; another, the Research Council headquarters. The new Law Faculty, with offices, library and lecture rooms is located in huts near the
the library.
The book store, formerly in the Auditorium
building and threatening to collapse with the
weight of overburdened shelves into the basement
below is now set up in a hut with complete facilities.
Three new snack bars in different parts of the
campus relieve the hopeless congestion of the
"Caf." The Home F'.conomics Department has been
given added laboratory facilities in a large hut near
the  Science building.
Tn addition to these huts on the campus itself,
there are also two hut-camps used for living quarters. The Fort Camp, in the shadow of big guns
at the Point, is fitted to accommodate some 150
ex-service men students. This camp is equipped
with dining room, recreation room, and ablution
facilities. The interior of the huts has been partitioned into cosy single or double rooms with heat,
light, and furnished with beds, tables and other incidentals.
At the Acadia Camp, a five minute walk from
the campus, 50 girls and 50 boys live in similar
quarters under staff supervision. Here the Home
Economics   WDepartment   operate   a   dining room.
Graduate Chronicle VETERANS
Student-Vets Seek Higher Knowledge
SAGER, '38
using it also as a laboratory for advanced studies
in quantity feeding. In this camp also, are small
huts for 12 staff members with their wives and
families, six trailers occupied by married and single
students, and a recreation hall. In this unique
community there are 15 children under five years
of age, sons and daughters of students and staff.
Acadia Camp is still growing with additions being-
made  for ex-service students  expected in January.
As big a project as this has been, it has not completely solved the many problems at the University. Permanent buildings in 1946 are an urgent
necessity. Construction will begin in January on
a new unit to the Science Building, and it is hoped
that a women's residence, a permanent Arts Build-
ding, the second unit to the Library, and an Applied Science Building will also be commenced in
the spring.
Also urgently needed is accommodation for the
new F*aculty of Medicine, including Dentistry and
Pharmacy, the first year of which is expected to
open in  September of 1946.
The most pressing problem facing the University in January will be the need of accommodation
for the many married students who have still been
unable to find quarters in Vancouver. A committee
is now at work and hopes to have a definite plan
to help alleviate the situation before the term
The campus of the University of British Columbia is a veritable hive of activity these days.
It is a common thing to see, every night of the
week, the lights of the administration building all
aglow until 11 o'clock. F'weryone is working overtime and no one is complaining. One thing is certain—a great many faculty and staff members will
deserve and need their few weeks' holiday next
One fear which has occasionally been expressed
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will be lowered because of the tremendous difficulties which have to be overcome by the students
and staff. The president answered this very effectively in a recent statement. "There will be no re-
allowering of standards because, in the first place,
U.B.C. has been able to maintain a very high standard in its many appointments to the Faculty,"
Dr. MacKenzie said. "Secondly, because the difficulties facing us will be more than balanced by an
increased desire i*i the part of the students to make
the most of their opportunities."
"Anyone attending the universities in Canada
today should consider himself extremely fortunate
for he is living throng exciting times when the
search for knowledge is both keen and competitive.
Veteran students who returned to college after the
last war made a distinguished record for themselves
when they went out into the world. There is every
sign that the same will be the case of the students
of today."
W. i\\ Hall. Pi.A., Sc. '29. was formrely connected with Canadian Industries Limited as manager
of the development department of the Alkali Division. He has now assumed the position of the Development Fmgineer with the Standard Chemical
Company Limited.
J. Allan Reid. P..A.. Sc. '36, is in the drafting
office of Westminster Iron Works after service
with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Science built- civilization; science must save civilization.
The unleashing of atomic energy and other technological developments have made it imperative that the
citizens of this Continent install a new social mechanism
in North America. Technocracy is the only method of
social operation that meets all the requirements of the
Power Age.
Encyclopedia American says: ". . . Technocracy . . .
is the only program of social and economic reconstruction
which is in complete intellectual and technical accord
with the age in which we live."
Technocracy Inc. asks every scientist, technologist,
and engineer, every capable man and woman: "Which
are you going to serve, science or mammon, abundance
or scarcity, Technocracy or chaos?"
March, 1946
Page 15 %t ^ko%t±
I )isappointinent has been expressed to the author of this column by both undergraduates and
grads alike that on several occasions the U.B.C.
selection for the Rhodes Scholarship has not been
an athlete . . . It is argued by these complaints
that above all else Cecil Rhodes intended the
Rhodes Scholar to be outstanding in  sport .
Xow. this is not strictly true as pointed out in
section (4) of the provisions of the Rhodes Scholarship.
"Basis for Selection":
Section (4)—Physical vigour as shown by fondness for and success in outdoor sports . . . Physical vigour is an essential qualification for a Rhodes
Scholarship, but athletic prowess is of less importance than the moral qualifications developed in
playing outdoor games .
( >n inspection of the proviso, therefore, it can
easily be seen that the particular provision in question is not subject to strict interpretation .
Those who have witnessed any of the Northwest Intercollegiate basketball games will agree
that the Thunderbirds are far too good for the opposition seen so far . . . Varsity would like very
much to be admitted to the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Conference, involving Stanford, Washington
and the rest, but two factors block the way .
In the first place in order to qualify U.B.C. would
also have to have an American football team to
compete in the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Football Conference . . . that, of course is too big an
order . . . Then again the officials running the
Basketball Conference realize all to well they are
conductin<r a big business .     .    . and thev aver that
although U.B.C has a great team this year, what
insurance is there that next year's team and the
years following would be of the same calibre? . . .
Until Varsity can consistently beat the Conference
teams in exhibition games over the period of a few
years, there is little likelihood of the teams inclusion .
On the other hand there is the advantage that
Varsity will probably win the Northwest Conference this season and that will give them a trip to
the U.S. Small Colleges tournament in Kansas in
March. Making that trip and perhaps winning the
tournament will afford the University better publicity than a minor membership in the high class
Coast Conference . . . Also one All-American is
selected from the tournament each year and who
can say how well Sandy Robertson will look to the
judges? . . . Speaking of players, watch Harry
Kermode next game and you'll know why they call
him the most improved player on the team .
Incidentally the coach of the University of Oregon was so impressed by the shellacking Varsity
gave the Ducks, he told Ned Irish of New York's
Madison Square Garden . . . Irish contemplated
displaying the Thunderbirds there in an exhibition
game but the plan misfired because of a packed
Garden schedule.
Campus golfers are organizing their spring golf
jaunt to California and have been encouraged with
highly enthusiastic letters from Stanford and the
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Graduate Chronicle Eakina   cZditoziaLLu
At the present moment Alumni of the University are lining up behind the campaign to build a
War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus. There
aren't many graduates of the University who need
to be told of the record of achievement of the students and graduates in the matter of buildings.
The present campaign is no different to any
other in its basic aspects. A great need exists—
the powers that be haven't provided for the need—
and it's up to the students and graduates, to take
the matter in hand and do something about it.
Those three factors have been present in even-
past campaign and they are present in this one. The
past campaigns have been successful and so will
this one be.
But success now won't be achieved by musing
over past successes or by sitting back and letting
someone else be active this time. The support of
each alum—both his own contribution and the public support he can obtain—is vital.
Kvery alum knows the motto—"Tutim Kst."
That motto is the theme of the present campaign
and it can never be more tellingly applied than to
graduates of U.B.C. The time for action is now.
Tuum est.
There has recently been some very harsh criticism levied at the University's well-known Red
Cross Chorus. Now no organization stands more
in need of intelligent, helpful criticism than a University and its various organizations. But the criticism should be intelligent and it should be helpful.
It should not, for example, be ill-informed and
prejudiced criticism designed merely to get its proposer into print.
The Red Cross Chorus is only one of a number
of University organizations which have been doing-
great service to the University and to the public in
general for a number of years. The chorus, for example, has been instrumental in raising many thousands of dollars for Red Cross purposes. Their activities have been carried on with the consent of
the University authorities and that consent is never
lightly given.'
One may well differ with the idea of having coeds perform in such choruses but one can be helpful and diplomatic about one's differences. One
can also, in all fairness, give credit for a job well
done and for results which are a lot more helpful to
humanity in general than a lot of academic having
at the moon.
All hail the Jokers, a brand new organization
on the campus and one that grads might well regret
did not exist in their time. The Jokers' Club is a
group of young men with a flair for public service
in a light-hearted  manner.
Organized in "decks" of 52 men per deck, thev
combine all the best features of cheer leaders, publicity men, carnival and dance organizers, and promoters. Their activities are legion. i\o job is too
big or too small. They'll stage a nvlon raffle or
a full scale theatre presentation in one of Canada's
largest theatres with e<|iial ability.
Their spirit is too complicated to catch in print.
Probably the best thing to say is that thev get
things done. And their every activity is undertaken with the serious interests of the university
at heart. The}- aren't "irresponsible college men"
in the commonly used sense of the word. The
Jokers are an odd combination of boys who have
been touched with more serious responsibilities of
being men.
The presence of the Jokers on the campus has
given a great stimulation to undergraduate activity. That is a worthwhile accomplishment, and
every grad might well wish there had been Inkers
in his time.
March, 1046
Summerland Alumni
Make Big Donation
The Summerland branch of the U.B.C. Alumni
Association has successfully completed a campaign to raise $10,000 for the establishment of an
annual $250 scholarship for "home town" students
of the  University.
This is believed to be the first U.B.C. Alumni-
sponsored campaign for a local scholarship ever to
have been launched in the province.
"We have raised sufficient funds to establish
a $250 University of British Columbia scholarship
to be awarded anually to a girl or boy from Summerland district." explained Mr. G. Kwart Wool-
liams, 25, President of the Summerland branch,
during a recent visit to the campus; "$7,200 was
raised by public subscription, the remaining amount
necessary to establish this scholarship has been
guaranteed by the municipality."
Dr. Norman A. M. MacKenzie was enthusiastic
when informed of the Summerland achievement.
"It is most encouraging to know that the people
of Summerland are interested in the Universtiy and
are   anxious  to  help  deserving  students,"  he  said.
"I believe that the University exists to serve
the people of British Columbia and of Canada and
it can be successful and effective in this task only
if it has the goodwill and support of the citizens
of British Columbia—the kind of support and goodwill shown by the people of Summerland. It is the
best evidence of interest in the University I know."
The Summerland drive was initiated by George
\V. C. Kelley. with the collection of pledges in
charge of Dr. E. \Y. Andrews. George Kelley is a
graduate of McMaster University, while Dr. Andrews received his Doctorate from the University
of Manitoba.
It is significant to note that although one U.B.C.
Alumnus contributed $500 towards the. scholarship,
90% of the $7,200 total was donated by non-graduates.
"That means that the citizens of Summerland
are right behind their community in this worthy
educational project," commented Mr. G. K. (Ted)
Baynes. Past-President of the Association, "and it
also means that they are right behind their University."
Much credit for the drive's success goes to the
enterprising Summerland branch of the Alumni
Association, whose membership totals a mere 32.
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Kamloops Group Is Active
A most welcome letter arrived from E. Y. Holy-
oke, secretary of the Kamloops Branch of the U.
B.C. Alumni Association the other day with a request for a copy of the Alumni'Association Constitution and a copy of the annual financial statement.
Also included was a cheque covering three life
memberships and 13 convocation fees for 1946.
The association's commitments are skyrocketing with the growth of the University and the paid-
in fees from the up-country branch was great encouragement in helping to meet the financial problems that constantly plague the executive.
Following is the list of Kamloops contributors.
Life   Members:   John   J.   Morse,   Margaret   Pen-
dray (Mrs.) ; Wilfred Pendray.
Convocation fees for 1946: Ralph K. Bell, Evelyn M. Bradley, Mrs. Jean Brechin, Winnifred II.
Dalin. Gunhild H. Dellert. Mrs. Kathleen Elder,
Charles S. Hardwick, Vernon E. Holyoke, J. O. C.
Kirbv. Gabriel A. Luyat, Harold McArthur. Mrs.
Margaret McDonald, E. C.  McCague.
Thanks,  Kamloops!    Your  spirit   helps   to  keep
the old ties strong.
Education '33
Christmas Party
Dr. and Airs. George Weir graciously entertained Education '33 at a party attheir home on January 4. Five former pedagogues who made this their
first reunion were: Nelson .Mien, Mabel Brown
Young, Bessie Riley Sonnenian, Bill Roper and
Jean Witbeck, who along with Dr. YYeir gave accounts of their activities since '33. The original
copy of the Observer was on display with the class
picture. To quote Dr. Weir, we have become a
"distinguished looking group," since 1933( dear
reader, do vou remember the cut of our '33 street
clothes?) The evening revealed that we are still
as adept at recognizing puns, drawing two-dimensional figures and playing Noughts and Crosses as
our early training promised.
A class list is now available from President Evle
Swain, 798 Richards, with statistics on most class
The Alumni Executive is particularly anxious to
obtain names and particulars of all former U.B.C.
students who served during the Second World War
in forces other than the Canadian Armed Forces.
This information is necessary to complete records
at the University. Information should be sent to
Frank Turner. Alumni Secretary, Brock Building,
University of  B.C., Vancouver,  B.C.
Page 18
Graduate Chronicle March, 1946
Page 10 the war
UBCs Fifth Campaign
TSeed h APPl
A Truly Living
Allan Ainsworth's Students' Council promoted
the idea. Tom Brown's Alumni Executive chewed
on it pretty savagely. Dr. McKenzie's Board of
Governors gave it their official blessing, and bv the
second of February all of British Columbia knew
that its University was campaigning . . . this
time to raise a Memorial Gymnasium. This Gymnasium will be an enduring living memorial to those
who served and to those who fell in two World
At this time it is too early to predict the closing date of this, the fifth, campaign. It is not too
late, however, to remind you of its scope. As money
continues to pour in from all quarters of the province it is well to remember that the initial impetus
was given by the Alma Mater Society which has
pledged itself to raist $100,000 by a bond issue. This
body is currently engaged in raising additional sums
of money on the campus mainly by capitalizing on
the   lunatic   fringe  of  the   bikers'   Club.    Organized
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Gk\i>i:ate Chronicle: The Need
Memorial To Those Who Served
sport on the campus is also turning over worthwhile proceeds to this fund from time to time. And
enthusiastic student canvassers dav bv dav comb
over the business section ot downtown Vancouver.
Tn this connection plans are going forward to
stage a series of canvassing blitzes on Island cities
as well as the towns and cities of the interior. By
the successful conclusion of this campaign no section of the province will have lost the opportunity
to contribute its  full  share towards the  Memorial.
University authorities expect to have available
the $50,000 earmarked for physical education in the
recent five million dollar budget. And since vou
feel that this budget—and its predecessors—neglect
physical education why not state vour opinion to
your  M.E.A.  in  an  immediate  letter?
The Alumni Association, co-ordinating its efforts with those of the undergraduate body, are engaged   in   a   province-wide  publicity   drive   to   place
the object of the fifth campaign before everyone
who reads a newspaper, listens to a radio, or engages in conversation with his neighbor, even if
only over a trap-line. You can do your part by
telling your friends how much vou have just sent
in to the War  Memorial  Gymnasium  Fund.
In one of the early committee meetings an alumnus made an obvious but seldom realized observation of fact that all the physical education capital development on the campus has been made by
campaigns such as this one. Remember who built
the old gymnasium for 1500 students? Remember
who claimed the playing fields from swamp and
built the stadium? And the same people built other
things of non-athletic nature.
The five hundred thousand dollar question is
who is going to build the Memorial Gymnasium?
That is best answered by reading aloud the slogan
of thi  scampaign  "IT'S  UP TO YOU."
March, |9|6
She's Back
"At a writer's party not long ago," writes Kathleen McDowell in Saturday Night, "there was great
talk about the work of war correspondents—Canadian. English, American, and Russian. The more
talk the more it was realized that Canadians had
held their own with the best, and of the best was
Margaret Ecker.
"Iler human interest story of Princess Juliana
of the Netherlands, written while she was with the
Canadian Press, in Ottawa, is always mentioned
by press people, along with her vivid, terse, personality sketch of John Murphy, a paralytic. This story
was picked up by the papers across Canada and
featured in the New York Times. It also won her
the Canadian Women's Press Club Memorial
Award for 1944, which was presented to her, in
Eondon, bv the Right Honorable Vincent Massey."
Margaret graduated from U.B.C. in 1936. In her
under-graduate days she divided her time between
the Publications Office, the Green Room of the
Players' Club and the Letters Club. Tn her junior
year she was editor of the Totem, in her senior year
feature editor of the Ubyssey. Eater she edited an
early edition of the Graduate Chronicle. Her sorority is Alpha Phi.
After graduation she joined the staff of the Vancouver Daily Province where in time she became
a news reporter and one of the first women news
reporters. She was transferred to the Calgary Herald and later worked out of Montreal for the British
United Press, and then in Ottawa as a member of
the Ottawa Bureau of the Canadian Press. The
Canadian Press sent her overseas as their onlv
woman war correspondent and she worked in their
Eondon office, then went to Paris, to Holland
and finally  \ to Germany.
She was a member of the part}- that toured
Holland with Oueen V'ilhelmina when the queen
'first   arrived  back  in   Holland.
On D-Day, with 14 other accredited correspondents she flew to Rheims, to witness the signing
of unconditional surrender. Eater at Flensberg she
witnessed the dissolution of the German General
Today Margaret and husband Bob Francis, until recently Public Relations Officer with the R.C.
A.F.. are free-lancing in Vancouver. Thev are studying Spanish at U.B.C. with the idea that South
America might be a happy ground for their next
venture. But they have bought a house in West
Vancouver and their many friends hope that they
will spend a good deal of their time there.
_______* W O M
Former Editor Goes
To South America
Miss Dorothy Taylor. '25, former editor of the
Graduate Chronicle, left B. C. recently on a news
gathering jaunt to South America.
The Vancouver Sun devoted an interesting column to Miss Taylor a few weeks ago. In part the
article read:
"Editor of the weekly edition of The British
Columbian, Miss Taylor has been given a roving-
commission in the countries to the south of the
United States by the British United  Press.
The BUP has made a wise choice in its assignment of an important post, for the daughter of the
late Senator J. D. Taylor knows South America
well. Contacts made there in the early thirties and
again after the outbreak of war grant her an envi-
avle entre of authoritative sources of news. Trade,
in its far-reaching relationship to Canada will be her
principal writing- theme.
Paris was a case of love at first sight when Miss
Taylor went there to study at the Sorbonne after
graduating from the University of British Columbia. The "timelinessness" of the city on the Seine
lured her back again and again, so then within 10
years she spent four of them in the French capital.
She has a yearning to revisit Paris, Venice, too.
and the Pyrenees, but not now—not until the scars
of war are  less apparent.
Wanderlust she has held in check for five years,
giving way only to trips to the Atlantic Seaboard
and a post-war flight to the northern hinterland of
the Pacific Coast for an exploratory journey over
the Alaskan Highway.
Miss Taylor's canine companion on her present
jaunt is a much-travelled dog. An Ontario-born
puppy of noted lineage. "Gringo" motored across
the North American continent with his mistress to
his new home at Strawberry Hill, where he is one
of a large family of furred and feathered pets at
Miss Taylor's  15-acre "El  Charita   harm."
Eleanor Scott Graham has been appointed to
the national office staff as second assistant superintendent of the Victorian Order of Nurses. She
is a graduate of the Vancouver General Hospital, with
a B.A.Sc. (nursing) from the
University of British Columbia. Miss Graham obtained her M.S. degree from
the University of Chicago in
1945 followed by a brief
period of observation of public health development on a
Kellogg Foundation Fellowship. On the staff of the
metropolitan health committee for three years, she later
joined the Provincial Board
of Health.
Graduate Chronicle EN
Ex-Servicemen's Wives' Society
U.B.C.'s newest women's society is in the process of organization, fts membership is open to
the wives of all the ex-service students on the
The Women's Undergraduate Society planned a
tea during the fall term and another in January so
that the "wives" would have a chance of getting
to know one another as well as the women on the
campus. The women hope to foster a group which
will include all "wives." At present there are over
500 married service men on the campus.
The society aims to promote friendship among
the women and to provide a social program. Certain topics of interest such as Child Psychology
and Household Management are also included in
the proposed program. The women are interested,
as well, in learning more of the campus and its
The facilities of Brock Hall have been placed
at the disposal  of the society.
A temporary executive has been chosen from
the volunteer committe and will function until the
proper elections  can   be  held.   The  officers  are:
President. Mrs. F. Archibald ; recording secretary,
Mrs. S. Rankin: corresponding secretary. Mrs. J.
Tscharke;  treasurer.  Mrs. J.  Chambers.
Graduates   Get Fellowships
Five U.B.C. graduates have been accepted for
fellowships in the Geological Society of America.
Thev are: John Edward Armstrong. B.A.Sc (U.
B.C.". 1934. M.M.Sc. (U.B.C), 1935. PhD. (Toronto). 1939, associate geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada: Geoffrey W. Crickmav,
B.A. (U.B.C), 1927. PhD. (Yale). 1930. Georgia
Geological Survey, Atlanta, Ca., now on leave of
absence with the" U.S. Navv; H. A. M. Rice, B.A.
Sc. (U.B.C), 1923, M.A.Sc. (U.B.C), 1931, PhD.
(California Institute of Technology, 1934, associated geologist Geological Survey of Canada; John
S. Stevenson. B.A. (U.B.C), 1929, B.A.Sc. (U.B.C)
1930. Ph.D. (Masschusetts Institute of Technology)
1934, mining engineer, B.C. department of mines:
Kenneth deP. Watson. B.A.Sc. (U.B.C.) 1937, PhD.
(Princeton) 1940, associate mining engineer, B. C
department of mines.
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Page 2 5 *     BOOKS
Grad's First Story-
Wins $1000 Award
Mrs. Paul Belanger (Kay Webster, Arts '38),
writing under her maiden name was the recent winner of the $1,000 first prize in Maclean's short
story contest. The prize winning story, "It Takes
All Kinds," appeared in MacEean's Magazine, February  1.
After graduation Kay took Social Service and
worked for a short time in Vancouver Social Welfare Department before her marriage in 1940 to
Paul Belanger, area salesman for Standard Oil.
Since that time Kay's interests have been primarily concerned with homemaking, for in addition to
a husband and a home in Vancouver, there is a
four-year-old son, Peter, who doesn't approve of
his mother's literary efforts and calls the typewriter
"that  thing."
To other would-be authors, the story of Kay's
literary career is apt to be startling. Her prize
story is the first she ever sent to an editor, in fact
the first she ever completed, and before last spring-
she had never even tried to write. Then last summer, she rented a typewriter for a week, finished
the prize story, sent it into the contest and immediately forgot all about it and incidentally, about
writing as well.
However, everyone who read her moving character study "It Takes All Kinds," will be glad to
know that Kay intends to keep on trying to write
even though she feels that breaking into print by
winning a grand prize is like starting at the wrong
end of the ladder.
In her story Kay has tried to give voice to some-
deep-rooted convictions she has on the subject of
sectionalism and racial prejudices. Just how far she
has succeeded may well be seen in the fact that
her story was number one of the many hundreds
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"Xow Is Time," Major Farl Birney's new book
of poems published by Ryerson Press has been receiving exceptionally favorable comment from critics and public alike across Canada. Birney, a graduate of '26, has been with the Canadian Army in
the northwest theatre of operations. lie is now
supervisor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of Canada's Short-wave broadcasts to Central
P.urope. His headquarters are in Montreal. Before
the war he was on the staff of the University of
The new book is divided into three sections—
Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today. The poem headings are descriptive of their subject-matter—"Cadet Hospital," "War Winter," "Invasion Spring,"
"D-Day," and the like.
Saturday Night's august "Bookshelf" column is
loud in praise of the book and in particular of one
of the poems "Joe Harris."  Of it the reviewer says:
"It has majesty of theme; the splendor of sacrifice for a cause, the pity of a good life apparently
wasted, the tenderness of memory for a lovely land,
the contrast of stately ritual and dirty death. And
it is built with compelling rhythms, with pictures
sharply and economically etched, with originality
of metophor and trope.
It's a poem, and a great one, not a homily. But
it has a message in these lines. 'Slower, padre,
slower; these are the sounds for church-goers,
and am dead for a creed, no ta dogma. Beseech,
rather, that the world we have budded and that has
brought us to this will perish with me. And if none
build a better, come again to this hillside and speak
such words as will call my blood back from the
earth and air and re-knit my veins to receive it—
that I may arise and fight again."
Birney's treatment is on the whole that of a
scholar and in this may be not as popular with the
average reader as it might otherwise have been.
There is no doubt, however, that his style should
be of the highest interest to the young veteran returning to the University.
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Lister Sinclair
(Reprinted  from  the U.B.C. Thunderbird,
January,   1946.)
Don't let the beard stop you, for behind it lurks
the chin of Canada's premier genius in the field of
arts and  letters,  U.B.C.'s own  Lister Sinclair.
Genius is no word to bandy about lightly, nor
is Xew York's august Times a paper to do the
bandying. But early in the year, the Times radio
critic named Sinclair, 25-year-old graduate of U.B.
C, one of the top four radio script writers of the
continent, a position he shares with such admitted
greats as Arch Obler and Norman Corwin.
Lister Sinclair came to U.B.C. fresh from an
English prep school, a keen sutdent of mathematics
and physics with a flair for acting and writing. He
left, in 1942, an actor and writer with an honors degree in mathematics and physics.
Ostensibly, he went to Toronto to instruct in his
chosen academic field at the University there, but
the call of the radio and the stage was so strong,
his talent so great, that he has now abandoned
his pedagogue pursuits to a full time concentration
of the arts.
His was a curious figure on the campus. Injured
in a prep school rugger match. Sinclair was forced
to solicit the aid of a walking stick, and his passion
for wearing turtle-neck sweaters led to the charge
that he had never worn a shirt in his life.
But shirt or no, he was one of the brightest
lights ever to tread the boards for the Players' Club
here, giving student audiences two great performances in the club's presentations of "Pride and
Prejudice" and "Candida."
At the same time, he successfully insulted the
student bodv hanging from his Ivorv Tower bv his
cane, and lashing out with his weekly column in
the "Ubyssey." Music also came within the scope
of this developing genius, who worked hard for the
greater appreciation of classical music while yet
displaying an unprecedented enthusiasm for boogie
Nor did his academic work suffer for all this
extra-curricular endeavor.
Specializing in mathematics and physics, Sinclair
was told to skip lectures if they bored him. stayed
away, and got honors. Graduating in 1942, he married Alice Mather, and moved to the University
of Toronto, where he instructed upper classmen,
working for his doctorate.
The call of C.B.S. reached his ears early, and
there began the amazing development that was to
take him to the topmost pinnacles in Canadian
Last spring, at the International Radio Conference held in Columbus. Ohio, his "Play on Words,"
a subtle attack on fascism at home and abroad, was
adjudged the finest radio production of the 1944
NBC dangled contracts, and a New York producer phoned to Toronto with offers to put a Sinclair play on the Broadway circuit. Calls have also
come from BBC in London, and the Australian
national network.
To date, though. Sinclair has remained aloof
to the lures of American capital, and for a reason
surprising in the light of current criticism of Canada's  network  system.
Sinclair claims a greater freedom of expression
exists on the CBC than could be offered by the
American networks who are constantly thwarting
the ideas of such good friends of his as Norman
"26" Corwin.
When he paid a return visit to Vancouver in
August, Sinclair proved that his eastern successes
have in no way added to his ego content, a difficult task at the best, except that his youthful chin
is now covered with what passes for a beard, a fact
jealously ignored by his friends here.
Current on the Sinclair dossier is his work on an
all-Canadian opera in -which he is collaborating
with Dr. Arnold Walter, vice-president of the Toronto Conservatory of Music, and which is based
on the story of "Marie de Chapdelaiue" dear to
the hearts of college freshmen.
Apsorption with the arts has not impaired his
talent as a racy raconteur of stories in which his
wife plays an important, if secondary, role. The appearance of these two spells the success of any-
party, provided the Sinclair family gets top billing.
As for domestic life, Sinclair is quite adamant.
The thought that a child could add nothing intelligible to conversation for a least two vears. rules
the possibility  out in  his book.
But nontheless, it's a jam-packed book, the autobiography of a Canadian genius.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron. B.A. '29. M.A. '22.
has been appointed head of the department of education at the University of B.C. He succeeds Dr.
G. M. Weir.
A five-year army veteran and ex-sergeant.
Charles II. Ilowatson, is winner of the Britannia
Mining and Smelting Company Limited scholarship for research in mineralographv.
Howatson, a first class student, obtained his
B.A. degree from  U.B.C. in  1939 with honors.
He enlisted in the 1st Surrey Regiment of the
Royal Canadian Artillery, and saw action in Ttaly.
Holland  and  Germany.
March. 1946
Page 25 Report  To Alter  Forestry
Chief Justice Sloan's Report Bears On Curriculum
During the past two years Chief Justice Sloan
has been conducting an inquiry into the condition
of Forestry and the Forest Industries in the Province. Recently, his recommendations, based on his
exhaustive inquiry, were presented to the government. The recommendation most vitally affecting
the University of British Columbia is that dealing
with the establishment of a separate Faculty of
Forestry, and a general strengthening of the Forestry curriculum.
A few days ago a report dealing with these very
points, was submitted to President MacKenzie for
his consideration. The proposals contained therein
are in many respects a radical departure from the
present Forestry course: especially in the matter
of the Combined Course Options" of Botany and
Forestry, Commerce and Forestry, and Economics
and Forestry.
The experience of the last few years has been
that it is impossible to crowd practically all forestry
courses into one year and cover the field adequately-. The students are not getting training in fundamental sciences and forestry which thev should
have in order to be properly qualified to carry out
the duties'of their profession. In the past, students
111 the Botany Option have had excellent training
in the biological sciences, which is the basis of
lorestry, but have been lacking in some basic engineering and surveying subjects which all Foresters should have. In the same way. Commerce
Option men have an excellent business training,
but are almost completely lacking in a biological
Briefly the proposed program is designed to
eliminate the above difficulties and develop a more
uniform curriculum for all Forestry students in
their lower years, with options to specialize in four
different branches of Forestry in their upper years.
These four branches will be:
1. Forest Engineering, in which students will
enroll in the Faculty of Applied Science, as at present and upon graduation will receive the B.A. Sc.
in Forest Engineering degree. Tn this option the
lirst three years of the Engineering course will be
the same as in the past, but there will be certain
mollifications in the fourth year, allowing the students to receive more forestry training.
2. Technical Forestry, in which the students
will start their forestry work in second year, will
take seven units of forestry in third year, together
with six units of botany, and three units in an optional subject. In the fourth and fifth years thev
will take all forestry courses, together with forest
botany and entomology courses. The unit value
ot these last two years will be 35. exclusive of extended spring field work will be required on the
University Forest at Haney.
3. Forest1 Business Administration. This
course will be identical with the Technical Forestry course in the first four years.   In the last year.
however, students
taking advanced c
tion and Forest M
cal Foresters, will
merce courses, nai
ing, Business Finance and Industrial Ma.nag'e-
ment. This option
is designed to
train men for the
straight business
aspect of the Forest Industries.
They will receive
a very good background in forestry
and the biological
sciences, which
justify the granting of a forestry
degree, and in addition will receive
training in accounting and other
C o m m e r c i a 1
courses mentioned
above which will
give them an excellent background for fitting
into the business
life of the forest
The fourth option offered will
be a course in
chemical w o o d
products. which
will lay the foundation for postgraduate work in
this extremely interesting and important phase of
the forest industries.
In this option,
the student will
not only receive a
thorough training
in forestry, with
special reference
to the growth
c h a ract eristics
and anatomical
structure of wood,
but also receive a
very comprehensive training in
following this option, instead of
ourses  in  Silviculture,  Monsura-
anagement, as required of Techi-
be  required  to take  four  Com-
nely: Commercial Law, Market-
Well, here we are smack in the
middle of the atomic age. The
world of yesterday is gone —
already it is a thousand years
behind us. For better or for
worse we must go forward into
a future that will be dominated
by the colossus of atomic energy.
It is difficult to foretell the direction — much less the shape —
of things to come. Scientific
apostles of gloom forecast the
instantaneous disintegration of
the world under the force of the
cleaving atom. ■ Other equally
scientific prophets expect an era
of plenty with mankind finally
freed from drudgery by the harnessing of the mighty mite.
What will it ultimately be —
destroyer or creator? We little
people can only hope for the best,
and perhaps take heart from the
fact that the blinding flash that
heralded the birth of the new era
also presaged the end of a terrible war.
There is little that the average person can do to control the
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Did you know that we pa}- our Secretary-Manager a salary?
Did you ever realize that our Alumni Association  exists to he of assistance to our  University?
The Secretary-Manager, Frank Turner, helps us
help the University through his personal contact
with the campus and its needs. The Chronicle
helps hy puhlicizing these needs and what we are
doing ahout them. Your fees help hv making these
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Page 27 Soldier-Scholar Wins French Bursary
Captain Lloyd Hohden, '37, a memher of the
Canadian Scottish has been awarded the much-
prized French C.overnment Scholarship for the second time. I lis first success at the scholarship was
in 19,38 and he was in I'aris under its provisions
when war broke out. He completed his year at
the Sorbonne and got out just ahead of the Germans
as the}- entered I'aris. He returned to U.B.C. to
ob tain his M.A. in 1940. He then joined the Rocky
Mountain Rangers and went overseas in 1943.
He later transferred to the Canadian Scottish.
He was wounded in the field with this unit. On
his return to duty he was posted to Canadian Armv
field education work at Brussels. Under the scholarship he will have an opportunity of obtaining
his  Doctorate in French Literature.
Captain Hobden has already taken up his studies and has met many Canadians who are also
studying at the Sorbonne. Among them are some
former U.B.C. students.
Walter j. Lind, '32, Vice-President of the
Alumni Association has been appointed manager
of the lamp and lighting division, Vancouver district office Canadian General Klectric Co. Ltd.
Graduate in mechanical engineering at U.B.C. Mr.
Lind did graduate work and lectured in the mechanical  engineering department for several  vears.
Since joining C.G.K. in 1937, he has served in the
Vancouver office as air conditioning and refrigeration engineer; in the lighting service department
at head office, and most recently as lighting service
engineer in Vancouver. Mr. Lind is secretary-treasurer of B.C. chapter Association of Professional
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Graduath Chronicle PEOPLE
Charles Brazier, '30, has been appointed Prices
and Supply Representative of the Wartime Prices
and Trade Board at Vancouver. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Brazier has been chief enforcement
=^gj     counsel for the Board in  B.C. since 1941.
Dr. Oliver Lacey, U.B.C. graduate of the class
of 1938, is acting head of the department of psychology at the University of Alabama, and has been
doing research work on amnesia. Recently some of
his findings were published on the relationship between unstable minds and the sugar and protein
content of the blood in rats. He studied on a fellowship at Cornell University before going to Alabama a year and a half ago. j;g-
Governors  of  the  University  of
have   approved   the   appointment
The  Board  of
British   Columbia
of the following graduates to the staff of the University:
Department    of    Bacteriology    and    Preventive
.Medicine:  Miss Joan  Rogers,  B.A.,  '45,  Assistant.
Department of Physics:  Mr. If.  \V.  Sutherland,
B.A., '45, Assistant; Mr. William C. Ferguson, B.A.
'43, Assistant.
University Health Service: Miss Dorothy May
Ladner, B.A., '44, Public Health Nurse.
Named as Instructors of the Special Winter Session are the following:
Department of Modern Languages: Mr. Odin
S. Sostad, B.A., '37, and Mr. A. F. Walsh, B.A., '37.
Instructors for the Special Winter and Special
Spring Sessions are:
Department of Fnglish: Miss K. Marcuse, B.A.,
'43, Assistant.
Department of History: Mr. R. J. Burrows.
M.A., '39.
Department of Mathematics: Mr. F. Field, M.A.
Three of the four Instructors appointed to the
Department of English for the Special Winter and
Spring Sessions are former officers in the forces.
They are: Major Robert L. MacDougall, B.A., '39,
who recently returned to Vancouver with the Sea
forths as second in command; Lieut. Robert H. G.
Orchard, B.A.. '44, who was attached to the Camouflage Wing of the Engineers, and Lieut. Rodney
P. Poisson, M.A., '35, who was on active service
in the Pacific with the Royal Canadian  Navy.
The following- are  new assistants:
Department of Botanv and Biology: A. f. Nash,
B.A.,* 41.
Department of Commerce: Patricia Cunningham, B. Com., '45.
Department of Mathematics: Miss Margaret
George, B.A. '44; Mr. Ernest Errico, B.A., '44.
Directed Reading Course : Miss Rosamund Russell, B.A., '43.
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Rip   Van   Winkle   has
nothing   on   at   least   one
ex-service student on the
U.B.C.  campus  today.
Language   Instructor Alan F. Walsh (B.A. '37),
a veteran of 4^ years as a lieutenant  R.C.N A'. P.,  is
the    authority    for    that statement.
"You know I always ask members of these special classes which started in January how long
since they've studied any French," said Alan, "and
one Tuesday in January I found one chap who'd
been away from ALL studies for 20 years."
To me, that brought home the message more
forcibly than figures or fractions—our University
is really struggling to serve those 3,500 who served
together along with  the other 3,500 students.
Frank Clark (B.A. '40). another ex-Navy man,
who returned to take Law, summed it up very well
the other day. "Students on the campus today
realize their opportunities more than ever before,"
said Frank, "and they intend to make the most of
Bill Backman (Forestry '43), bounced into the
Alumni office one January day, claiming "it's a
great life, the outdoors." Bill is the logging engineer with Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. Said Bill:
"Every student and graduate is an ambassador for
the University. Tie's 'Education' to his fellow
workers and employers and unless he gets along
with them while doing his job. then those people
and their friends have a dim view of the University." . . . The Publicity Committee of the University War Memorial Gymnasium Fund were a
mite disappointed when Art Sager (B.A. '38), refused to name the new heir to the Sager fortune
"Gvmn." Art's been doing a great job, both in his
University work and for the War Memorial drive.
. . . Barry Sleigh, president of the Graduating
Class in '44, (B.A. Sc), left in February for Toronto and way points as salesman, Technical Products Division of Shell Oil Co. . . . Gerry Sutherland (B.A., B. Comm. '37), just back from overseas with the Air Force, is now manager of Park
Theatre.   Vancouver.    .    .    .   Dr.   Harry   Warren
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(B.A. '26, B.A. Sc. '27), has issued a frantic appeal
to any Alumni in or around Vancouver to turn out
with 'U.B.C.'s Grass Hockey team. . . . Lieut.
(SB) Norm Moodie R.C.N.V.R. (R), who spent
three years with the British Admiralty Technical
Mission in the U.S.A., is now in charge of Naval
Armament Stores, Lynn Creek, North Vancouver.
Norm graduated in Applied Science in '36, now
hopes to make the Navy his career. Incidentally,
Lieut. Moodie personally donated a bond for the
War Memorial Fund. . . . Norm revealed that
Stephen C. "Binks" Robinson, who graduated in
Geology in Applied Science, did a stretch with the
Navy as Group "c" Officer, on the North Atlantic
Convoy route. "Binks" is the only U.B.C. student
to complete his Master's course in less than a year,
according to Norm. He obtained his M.A. Sc, in
'36. . . . Mrs. Jacques Bieler, nee Miss Zoe
Browne-Clayton (B.S.A. '36, B.A. '37), is now with
the Montreal Standard. . . .Dr. Jack ("Spud")
Davis (B.A. Sc. '39), Rhodes Scholar in '39, recently rolled across the Atlantic to take charge of Turbo Research Limited's affairs in the Old Country.
His wife, the former Margaret Worthing, took her
first three years in Arts at U.B.C, but completed
her B.A. course in the University of Toronto. Jack's
been engaged in jet-propulsion research. . . .
Doug ("Ozzie") Durkin (B.A. '40) is the driving
force behind an Alumni revival surge in and around
Toronto. "Ozzie" will be remembered as the music-loving man who wielded a magic baton in front
of the campus orchestras of yester-year. . . . Dr.
W. C. "Bill" Gibson (B.A. '33), now in the Interne's
Residence, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, is
keenly interested in Alumni affairs. Bill's offered
some sound advice on residences, alumni representation on the building committee and many other
vital problems that have arisen. . . . Grev. Rowland (B.A. '29), publisher of the Penticton "Herald," also made some worthwhile suggestions. . . ■
Calling all Branches! The University Public Relations' Committee is appealing to Alumni branches
for "clippers," to cut out of local papers all stories
on U.B.C. and send them to Art Sager on the campus. This is a continuous task but an important
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Graduate Chronicle ALUMNI PLAYERS NEWS
With "Claudia" and "Heaven Can Wait," behind us, plays that we feel have met with some
measure of popular success, the Players' Club
Alumni feels justified this year in attempting something of a more experimental nature—something to
be done for our own satisfaction and for the satisfaction we hope, of those who look to this group
for plays of this type. The play chosen for this
venture is Thornton Wilders' "The .Skin of Our
Teeth," a fantastic piece, with a message not always apparent to the unsuspecting. In the reading,
it offers never a dull moment and should provide
a fund of amusement and adventure for all those
The spring programme for the Club includes
the usual workshop activity in addition to the play.
The workshop this year offers two courses for members in pursuance of the Club's policy of studying
the various theatre arts. One is a course in choral
speaking being given by Mrs.Graham during the
mouth of February and the other is a class in mask
making, conducted by Miss Beatrice Lennie. In
the latter, it might be said that the dinosaur and
the mammoth, (household pets in "The Skin of
Our Teeth") are being constructed, teasing and
amusing problems for all those who have undertaken  this course.
In addition to the spring programme, the Players' Club Alumni has another project in mind,
namely the offering of a $50.00 scholarship to the
undergraduate Players' Club. Tt is being given
with a view to enabling some outstanding member
of the Players' Club to take advantage of the
courses offered by the Summer School of the Theatre. It is hoped, too, that this gift, as a gesture,
will help to cement friendly relationships between
the graduate and undergraduate groups.
Activity in the Players' Club Alumni this year
has been enlivened and given new impetus by the
return to the group of numerous members who have
returned from overseas service or from parts of
the world to which the war has taken them during
the past six years. If there are others, happening
to read these paragraphs, who have not yet been
contacted and who would be interested in taking
an active part once more, the club would be glad
to welcome them and the secretary delighted to
hear from them (Kerr. 1455L).
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Late in 1944 Mr. George Bulhak published a
little volume of pictures that has alreadv become
immensely popular with graduates of U.B.C. The
booklet tells in picture and story, the history of the
Manv a familiar scene can be seen within the
blue covers. It is a book to be kept and treasured
and one which fills a long-standing need.
The book was produced with the co-operation
of the Unh ersitv and contains much valuable material.
Several of its pictures have already appeared in
the Chronicle and it is hoped to present more in
the  future.
There's a storv behind "C.B.C. Panorama"
which goes back a lot further than the two years
which Mr. Bulhak spent in taking and selecting
the fortv beautiful photographs. It's a story which
might go back as far as the thirteenth century, for
George Bulhak could, if he wished, trace his family-
tree back to medieval times. But George Bulhak
is no longer much interested in the past; it is the
present and the future which occupies him com-
pletelv. for, though he came to Canada but five
years ago, he likes to be thought of as a true Canadian. This is the country which has captured not
only his artist's imagination but his heart as well.
George Bulhak will always feel, as he himself
will tell you. very greatly indebted to the country
of his adoption, not only because of the warmth
and hospitality which he and his wife received
when they arrived here on Christmas Eve of 1940
as refugees from Poland, but also because it was
in Canada that he was first given the opportunity
of following- the vocation which he had chosen as
a vottth but which has eluded him all his life.
Mr. Bulhak went to school in Poland.
His uncle Stanley, cousin Jan and their friend,
the noted painter. Ferdinand, became his three instructors,  dividing among themselves the subjects
Polish Photographer Captures
in which they specialized. His uncle instructed
him in dark-room procedure and processing; his
studies with his cousin comprised the history of
art and the theory of composition, and pictorial
photography ; the principles of drawing and painting were taught by Ferdinand. All three artists
belonged to the School of Polish Impressionism;
the}' were much more interested in fleeting atmospheric effects of nature, its life, its poetry, than
in the colour abstractions of the French school.
The five years which George spent with camera
and pencil laid the foundation for his future development as an artist.
He had resolved to follow in his famous cousin's footsteps and become an artist-photographer,
but the First World War intervened.
He enlisted in the army, trained first for the
artillery, saw action at the front. Later he became
a radio operator and observer with the air arm,
engaged in army co-operation work. This did not
complete his varied career as a soldier, however.
After a brief period of training he was transferred
to the Cavalry, and it was in action as a Commander of his own squadron that he was seriously
wounded. A short convalescent leave followed
weeks in hospital, after which he returned to the
front as headquarters liaison officer.
After the war, and during the unsettled years
which followed, George studied at the University
in Warsaw. At the University he studied Economics and Political Science, specializing in the field
of Agricultural Economy.
During the years he never lost his interest in
pictorial photography. "By 1927 my cousin Jan
bad become the head of the Department of Art
Photography at the University of Vilno," George
relates. "I met him in the spring of that year
for the first time since 1914. Erom then on, during all my spare time, I resumed inv studies in art.
devoting them now to a pictorial composition in
photography." He looked forward to the time when
he would be able to put business obligations aside
and devote himself entirely to photography. He
became a member of a group of artists commissioned by the government to prepare an illustrated
encyclopaedia of the new Polish nation.
In the late summer of 1939 Germany invaded
Poland.    An   officer   in   the   reserve   army,   George
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Bulhak went to Warsaw to enlist, leaving his wife
and the women and children relatives of their family at home in the country. Officials at Warsaw,
taking into account his category C rating as a
wounded veteran, and his business experience, informed him that his services would be reserved
for emergency administration work and that he
would be called upon when needed. He returned
to the country to await orders.
Here he quickly organized his army of women
and children to guard nearby railway bridges
against saboteurs many ot whom had been discovered operating in the neighborhood.
Finally he and his wife were forced to flee Poland and many terrible experiences were gene
through. They spent some considerable time in
Lithuania, waiting for visas.
Visas arrived in September. 1940, but by now
escape across Poland had been cut off. The only
alternative was a long and expensive trip across
The journey across Russia, Siberia, and the
Pacific, including the period of waiting for a ship
in Japan, took over three months, and by the time
thev had arrived in Vancouver on Christmas Eve
of 1940, they had no money to continue their journey. Two tired and lonely refugees, with no speaking knowledge of the language, no relatives or
friends, and no money. "It was clear that the first
thing to do was to learn English." George relates.
"And so I went immediately to the University." He
was warmly welcomed bv the men he met in the
Faculty of Agriculture. He was enrolled as a student of English, and was engaged to do experimental work in the Department of Agronomy.
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George Bulhak was a student and staff member
of the University for two years, and then, anxious
to do some work more directly connected with
the war effort, he obtained a position with a company which manufactured precision instruments for
the navy. During this period he was able to build
up his photographic equipment. In his spare time
he took courses at L .B.C. in Canadian economic
and hocial  history.
George and Wanda Bulhak have lived on the;
edge of the University campus since the spring of
19-1). George is still a student, the oldest only in
years, for few have as youthful a spirit. He knows
the beauty of the campus better perhaps than any
one. and it was quit natural that his first photographic work should be a tribute to the University
which  befriended  him.
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Page 31 Recent Developments On the Faculty of Medicine
President Pre-Medical
This student campaign has been successful. Just
prior to this issue going to press, a statement was issued
by Premier Hart to the effect that the necessary funds
would be forthcoming, and the University Administration have stated that they "can now see nothing to prevent the opening of the school this fall." It is hoped
that the construction of the permanent Medical Vacuity
will commence at the same time, in readiness for lcM7.
Of late a move has been taken to have the Medical
School at one of the Vancouver hospitals rather than at
the University.  Alumni reaction on this point is sought.
Three hundred pre-Medical Undergraduates at
U.B.C. have this year put their maximum effort
behind a campaign for the establishment of a Medical Faculty on the campus next September. This
action has been found necessary despite favorable
indications of the permanent school being installed in 1947, inasmuch as such a very small percentage of B. C. students are able to gain admittance
to medical schools elsewhere. The outcome of this
endeavor is still undecided, but it can be affected
to no small extent by active support from members
of the Alumni Association.
The Problem
This vear. about 125 B. C. men and women will
Undergraduate  Society
Med. training here, and of them only about 20 will
be accepted at all existing Canadian Medical
Schools. The other 100 or so will be denied medical education—they will not become doctors, unless drastic action is taken on their behalf in the
form of some sort of temporary faculty at U.B.C.
this fall.
For the past several months, the problem has
been attacked by a committee of students under
the chairmanship of Barney Murphy, vice-president of the pre-Med. Society, working in co-operation with the University Branch of the Canadian
Legion. Requirements for the temporary faculty
have been analyzed, sites have been examined and
discussions have been held with the Administration, the Alumni executive and members of the Vancouver  Medical   Association.
It now appears that the normal complete course
of first vear Medicine cannot be commenced this
vear, inasmuch as Anatomv and Physiology require
such extensive laboratory facilities that they cannot be taught in huts. Tn other words, these subjects will have to be deferred until 1047 when the
permanent buildings are in place.
$1,500,000 of the $5,000,000 provincial appropriation for construction has been allocated to the
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C. E. Dolman of the Department of Bacteriology
and Preventive Medicine is at this time conducting
a survey of 20 Canadian and American medical
schools with a view to determining the soundest
policies for the future faculty.
A Compromise
Tn view of the difficulties regarding Anatomy
and Physiology previously mentioned, a program
of study has been suggested to the pre-Meds. by
the Administration, as a workable compromise between the desire for a full first-year course and the
prospect of no course at all.
If carried out, this will mean that the student will
have his two full pre-clinical years of Medicine
completed by 1948; moreover, it is believed that the
course will be quite as satisfactory as if the various subjects were taken in the usual order. The
financial burden on the student, with no long vacation, will be severe ; but that point is one for future consideration. Perhaps fees might be set very
low for this period of emergency.
This course of action will require an operating
budget of from $60,000 to $75,000 for the years
1946-7 from the Provincial Ciovernment at its February Session. It is hoped that, since this program
will embody the first step in providing more adequate medical service for the people of the province, there will be no doubt in the minds of members of the government as to the justification for
the expenditure.
It is the earnest plea of all our pre-Med. students that you. members of our Alumni, give this
project your most active support. This budget
must be passed.
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Page3? LETTERS to the EDITOR
Dear Sir:
As a member of the Alumni Association and
also as one connected with the Administration of
the University, it is very heartening- to observe the
very close interest which all fellow graduates are
showing- in the expansion of U.B.C.
The importance of the Graduate Chronicle in
developing and maintaining this interest can not
be over emphasized. In keeping graduates in all
parts of the world informed of the activities of the
University, the Chronicle performs its task in a
most admirable fashion.
For many graduates, the Chronicle is the only
source of information concerning their Alma Mater.
For that reason it is vitally important that all news
appearing in this journal should furnish a complete
picture of what is going on at U.B.C.
Two questions which were discussed in recent
issues of the Chronicle may, I feel, have caused
some concern to graduates not fullv aware of the
present situation. As one rather intimately concerned with these two questions. I would like to
take this opportunity to bring to the attention of
graduates a few facts not covered in the Chronicle
treatment. I speak simply as an interested member of the Alumni Association.
First, the question of physical education. It is
important to state at the outset, that the Board
of Governors had already provided for a considerable expenditure and expansion in this field before
the resignation of Mr. Maury Van Vliet last May.
The notification of Mr. Van Vliet's resignation was
received with regret by both the Board and the Administration.
lt was realized that any program of expansion
would be restricted by the limited facilities now
available, and that little could be done to enlarge
these facilities until permission to build had been
received from the government and sufficient funds
were forthcoming. Besides, the Administration was
faced with the more urgent problem of looking
after the thousands of veterans expected during the
current term. However, within these limits, the
maximum amount of expansion has been carried
out. The physical education staff has been doubled
and there are now at U.B.C. four full-time, qualified
physical instructors in charge of the new program.
This program itself was extended. There is an
extensive program in both a voluntary and. compulsory scale. Compulsory physical education has
been provided for students in the first and second
years, and voluntary participation in sports has
stimulated a tremendous revival of all athletic activities on the campus.
In this connection it is significant to note an
editorial in a recent issue of the Ubyssey: "Athletics are beginning a great post-war boom right
here on the campus. Bob Osborne. Director of
Physical Education and coach of the basketball
outfit, is building up our sports program faster than
students had ever hoped. Already we have a fine
coaching staff, and compulsory P.T. for freshmen
and sophomores is running smoothly and efficiently."
As far as facilities are concerned, everything
possible has been done. A women's playing- field
is being prepared; alterations have been made to
the stadium to obtain the maximum use of basement space: a public address system has been installed in the gymnasium ; four new blackboards
have been set up on the floor for intra-mural games,
an army hut has been furnished for dancing classes.
ping pong and other recreational purposes; and the
main floor of the armouries has been made available for physical education.
True, there is urgent need of a large, fully-
equipped and permanent gymnasium. The Alumni
Association and the tinder-graduates have launched
a campaign to secure funds for such a building, and
in this endeavor the Administration has offered
full co-operation and support.
It would appear that the Administration is fully
convinced of the importance of physical education
and is planning for the establishment of a fully-
equipped Department of Physical Education and
a degree course in the near future.
I would like also to comment upon "Open Letter to the Committee on Dormitories." which appeared in the December issue of the Graduate
A great deal of time and effort has been spent
in preparing plans for a residence to suit the particular needs of students at the University of British Columbia. A study was made of women's residences throughout Canada and in many parts of
the United States. The plans which have now been
drawn up for consideration include the best features of many fine buildings of this type.
The Administration, I feel, is as concerned as
anyone that in the design of a residence, accommodation be provided for the maximum number of
students at the lowest possible cost. But this is
not the only nor yet the prime consideration. The
Administration is also vitally concerned in the
safety, welfare, health and environment of the women who will be living in permanent residences
on the campus. It believes that the provision of
permanent dormitories is quite as important and
as essential a part of the work of the University
as the provision of libraries, laboratories, and classrooms: that the chief purpose of university residence halls is not only one of housing, but one of
education and educational influence as well.
The Administration and the Alumni should also
be concerned with the future. Tn planning our
buildings of tomorrow we must take care that they
are truly "permanent" buildings, and in keeping
with the important role which U.B.C. will be called
upon to fill in the lives of the people of the Province and the Dominion.
The cost of building is much higher than it was
before the war. and we must meet that fact. lust
how much the erection of a permanent residence
will cost per student has not yet been calculated,
but this figure will definitely determine the number of units which can be built at the present time.
It needs to be emphasized, however, that the
initial cost of the building will not necessarily affect the rates to be charged to residents. This rate
will be based on the cost of maintenance and operating, and a great deal of thought has been given to
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However, whatever the individual charge, a
plan is under consideration for a partial reimbursement to residents by means of bursaries. Also under consideration is a system whereby students
from out of town will be allowed preference.
The Administration hopes to ensure the maximum use by all students on the campus of the residence building, and in the plans now under consideration provision has been made for a cafeteria
open to all women on the campus, for club and
other rooms in the basement, and for a lounge
which could be used for official functions and for
the entertainment of relatives and other visitors to
the University.
I hope these comments may be of some interest
to the Alumni.
Yours truly.
A. IT. SAGER, '38.
When is a file not a file?
The question arises with reference to the Graduate Chronicle, and the University Library would
like to know the answer. In all probability no complete file of the Chronicle is at present available
anywhere, and the Library's aim is to make good
this deficiency. The Chronicle first appeared as an
annual in April, 1931, and this initial issue was
duly marked ".\'o. 1." The second number, published in May, 1932, was likewise marked "No. 2,"
but thereafter numbering ceased, though the
Chronicle continued. The Library's set includes
issues dated July. 1935, May, 1936," May, 1937, and
May, 1938. Whether or not others appeared, particularly in 1933 and 1934, no one seems able to
Late in 1938 or early in 1939 it was decided to
publish the Chronicle more frequently than once a
vear. The earliest issue in the Library is numbered "Vol. 1, No. 2," and is dated April, 1939.
Presumably Vol. 1, No. 1, was published either
in December, 1938 or January, 1939. Volume and
copy numbers were used with fair regularity thereafter until the end of 1943, when thev again disappeared, not to be resurrected until December,
1945. Diligent research suggested that by that time
the Chronicle should be numbered Vol' 7. No. 5;
and it will be noted that the present issue is therefore Vol. 8, No. 1.
The   Library's   file   at   present   consists    of
1931, April. No. 1. 1940. May, Vol. 2, No. 2.
1932. May, No. 2. December, Vol. 2, No. 3.
1935, July (unnumbered).
1936, May (unnumbered). 1942, May. Vol. 4, No. 1.
1937, May (unnumbered). December, Vol. 4, No. 2.
1938, May (unnumbered)
1939, April. Vol. 1. No. 21>43' J"1)'. X ol 5- No- '•
October, Vol. 1, No. 3.
October, Vol. 5, Nt
December, Vol. 2. No. 1. December, Vol. 5, No. 3.
1944, March, April. June, July, August  (all unnumbered).
1945., January, April, July, August, October (all
December. Vol. 7, No. 5.
If anyone happens to have any issues of the
Chronicle not listed here, the Library will be very
glad to hear about it. Another copy or two of the
issues dated April, 1939, and December, 1939 would
also be welcomed, as it is hoped to keep the file at
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Page U Gym Fund Notes
It was fitting that one of the first contributions
received for the War Memorial Gymnasium should
come from the Rev. George Pringle. Mr. Pringle
is the father of the late beloved George Pringle one
of the University's greatest basketball stars who
was killed in action with the R.C.A.E. Ralph Connor wrote his famous book. "Sky Pilot" on the inspiration of the life of the Rev. Pringle, who spent
many years in the North Country . . . Norman E.
Moodie, B. Rpp. Sc, 1936 dropped into the Alumni
secretary's office at U.B.C. the other day and bolstered the fund with a $100 Victory Bond. "My
mother got the campaign brochure in Calgary and
sent it on to me." said Norm, "and I thought I'd like
to make this contribution . . . Lieut (S.B.) Moodie R.C.N. (R.). is now in charge of Xaval Armament Stores at Lynn Creek. He was with the
British Admiralty Armament Stores during the
President Xorman McKenzie inadvertently made
one of the first contributions to the fund at a meeting of the Alumni Association Dinner meeting. . . .
It is the custom of the association to pay for the
guest's dinners, but the president wouldn't hear of
it so as a compromise everyone agreed it would be
a good idea to add it to the campaign coffers . . .
Another famous University man. Dr. J. E. Kania.
one of the leaders in the 1922 trek from Mount
Pleasant to the present site had a story to tell when
he came in with a cheque. He said that one of the
people he solicited to prepare a petition list to move
the University to its present location was a man
who ran a booth at the Pacific Exhibition. "To
show you the interest, even the people most remote
had in the University at that time," said Dr.
Kania." this man turned in the largest list of names
recorded in the campaign. . . . From Bob Eor-
shaw. now lecturing at the University of Saskatchewan, came a welcome donation . . . Grads will remember Hob as the Aggie expert who 'tis said
could sex newly born chicks faster than any man
in the country . . . Life member C. Muriel Avlard
sent in a Aery handsome gift from  Victoria.
For those who haven't as yet sent in their donation to the fund. Arthur B. Paul, B.A. (40), sent in
his contribution the other day despite the fact he
is confined to the T.B. ward in the General Hospital.
 Marriages . . -
Hilda May Soderstrom to William James Murray  at  Vancouver.
Eleanor Robertson to Lieut. Edmund Dashwood-
Jones, at  New Westminster, in  February.
Catherine Laurel Carter. '38, to Arthur Holt
Caldicott. on Feb. 10th, at Vancouver.
Mona Ouebec. '45, to Donald Wright  Robertson,
in January, at Vancouver.
Joan Langdon to F.O. Frank McLagan. at Vancouver, on Dec. 28th.
Laura Marion McDonald to Eric Robert Olson,
at New Westminster, in January.
Melba Doreen Dougan to D. A. Sandy Hay at
Vancouver on  Dec. 5th.
Mary Irene Campbell. '42, to John Gibson at
Vancouver on January 17th.
Jean Mackenzie McKee to Robert Jackson Wal-
die, at Vancouver, on Jan.  10th.
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George Reid
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