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October, 1946
Edmonton, Alberta
Dear  .Air. Editor:
I wish to thank you very much for remembering
me when sending out the copies of the Graduate
Chronicle. Virginia and I feel very much as though
we were alumni members of the University of British Columbia and find on looking in the Chronicle
that we seem to know almost every other name mentioned. It is a real pleasure to follow the progress
and general success of so many of our friends and
Wishing you the best of luck and thanking you
again, I remain,
Very trulv vours,
and I hope that it will continue with the good work
that it is doing.
With kindest regards,
Yours verv sincerely,
Dear Mr.  Braidwood:
I am very much obliged to you for your thought-
fulness in sending me a copy of the "Graduate
Chronicle" for July, with the marked article by
Mrs. Newcombe. I am afraid that it was not a
\ ery exciting article for the "Chronicle," but it was
very pleasant of the author to write as she did and
of you to draw it to my attention.
The "Chronicle" is a constant source of interest,
especially  to  us  who  are  away  from  Vancouver,
B. C. Teachers  Federation.
Aldine  House,  1300 Robson  Street,
Vancouver,  R.  C.
Editor of the Chronicle:
Dear Sir:
A famous humorist once said, "Teaching is the
worst paid and most thankless profession in the
Probably because of such generally poor remuneration, too few of our alumni chose to become a
member of that profession. However, recent developments may ultimately improve the lot of so many
graduates who become teachers, and also raise the
standard of public education in Canada.
At the Canadian Teachers' Federation Convention held in Ottawa, August 16th to 20th, no problem stood higher on the list than the need for a
full-time secretary and central office to give continuity and drive to the furthering of the policies of
the Canadian Teachers' Federation. However, I
believe of only less importance than a central office
and full-time secretary, is the need of every organization such as those hereunder discussion, to draft
a positive, clear cut statement of policy. The Canadian Teachers did ultimately recognize the need this
year, and drafted a national policy, and laid plans
to appoint a full-time secretary to co-ordinate the
We British Columbians are by no means lacking in appreciation of our magnificent Province, nor slow to voice its praises, but no one has a deeper or warmer sense of what it has and
what it means than those who have been absent from it.
From far and near the alumni of the University of British Columbia find their way back to
the stately buildings on Point Grey which, native sons or not, they look upon as "Home."
We bid them welcome on the occasion of the Annual Reunion. Welcome to those halls of
learning, to the cordial, colourful City of Vancouver.    Welcome to British Columbia.
Information on British Columbia was never more in demand than it is today. There is an
eagerness everywhere to know what it has to offer, and people in all parts of the world begin
to see it as a highly interesting field of opportunity.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Page 4
The Graduate Chronicle efforts, looking toward the impletion of these policies on a national basis.
Would it be only my bias which suggests to
me that this national policy in respect to public education and the status of teachers, would merit the
consideration of the Alumni Association, with a
view to supporting it in part or in whole, and using
it as a basis to draft the policy of its own, particularly in respect to higher education on the university
(Pres., B. C. Teachers' Federation.)
(Ed. Note: The U.B.C. Alumni Association, many
members of which are in the teaching profession, are solidly behind the Teachers' Federation in improving the
deplorable salaries paid to teachers in some instances, and
in helping the Federation achieve the position in Canadian
educational circles it deserves)
Jean MacLean, '36 (one-time secretary of the
Toronto Branch) to John William Hooton. At
home, 300 Hale St., London, Ontario.
Elinor Bossy, '39, to Clifford George Brown,
London, England. She will return to Vancouver
for a month's visit this fall before taking up residence in England.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Witbeck, Sc. '37, a son,
Wayne Alney, in Toronto.
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morton (Helen Fair-
ley, '33), a daughter, in Vancouver.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baynes, Sc. '32 (Jean
Cameron, '32), a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beckett, '32 (Isabella
Arthur, '33), a son.
Victoria: Two faculty members of the University of British Columbia were principals in a Vancouver Island wedding lately. The bride was Miss
Ruth Emily Fields, assistant professor in biology,
and the groom was Dr. Vernon Cuthbert Brink,
associate professor of Agronomy.
Archie Byers, B.Comm. '42, who graduated this
spring after a lengthy sojourn in the Navy, has
gone to Duke University to take his Master's Degree in Forestry. Byers, captain of the University
swimming team, travelled to the Olympic games at
Berlin in 1936 as a member of Canada's Swim Team
Welcome,  cMosne
Whether they come from the fighting
zones of air and land and sea and undersea,
or from quieter, but most vital tasks behind
the lines, British Columbia is glad to see them
back, the alumni of the university.
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Compared with the rest of the post-war
world, this snug harbor we call B.C. would
seem to offer plain sailing across the seas of
enterprise to any venturer. But even the boldest adventurer must have, against the weather's
whim, the safe refuge we call home.
And home is no longer girt by four stone
walls and a picket fence. It is a unit in the
larger community effort, in a league of youth
and old and middle age, close-knit to carry on
in peace as this league did in war, the never-
ending fight against doubt and fear.
Every British Columbian, especially the
men and women who were trained for the task
in U.B.C, has a vital part in this crusade for
peace and good neighborhood. To all of them
and all of us: Good Luck!
God helping us, we can not lose.
October, 1946
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Page 6
The  Graduate Chronicle The
graduate in it o \ ii 11
Published by the 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: Art Jones, B.A.
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Volume 8, No. 3 October, 1946
Business    12
Home-Coming     16
Theatre     18
Alumni Association Medical Brief  22
War Memorial Gym  24
Jabez   27
Norman Robertson—By R. W.  Bonner     9
I Remember Mama—By Pat Keatley   10
Sports—By Ormy Hall.   14
Speaking Editorially   15
Personalities   20
Frankly Speaking—By Frank Turner  34
This year in keeping with the annual tradition, U.B.C. students held a ceremony at the
Cairn on the University Mall to commemorate
the trek made from Fairview to the present
University site by the 1918 undergraduates.
Our Art Jones was on hand and took the picture of the Cairn for this issue's cover.
^7o4 l/te Record . . .
Norman Robertson, the distinguished U.B.C.
scholar who was probably Canada's top civil servant from 1941 until this year, has been featured
in this issue upon his appointment as Canada's High
Commissioner to Great Britain. . . . Mr. Robertson
has reached a very enviable position in the life of
our country but it seems that even his eminence has
given him little satisfaction . . . under-current rumours from Ottawa say our illustrious graduate
wanted a change because he was "fed up" with his
job as Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, and further that he was "broke" . . . his new
job calls for something like the $10,000 a year he
got as Under-Secretary, but carries with it far
greater living allowances.
Pat Keatley, public relations man for the Canadian Broadcasting Company in Vancouver, comes
up with a review of the summer school play, "I Remember Mama" on page 10 . . . Pat, a thespian of
repute himself, played the part of a tough detective
in last winter's Players' Club effort, "Here Comes
Mr. Jordan" . . . Pat likes his job as C.B.C's publicity empressario. but says he can think of quieter,
less hectic periods in his life ...
Editor Darrell T. Braidwood, after nursing a
weakling eight-page effort that was the Chronicle
three years ago. into its present healthy (we hope)
40-page self, leaves the staff shortly to campaign
for a more important Alumni post. He has been
nominated as ['resident of the U.B.C. Alumni Association . . .
The personalities spread on pages 20 and 21 has
a unique history . . . At one time when newsworthy
people were scarce in the graduate ranks, the editors used to stretch each personage into as much
space as possible . . . but now with the graduates
of U.B.C. hitting the news stories everv dav, the
problem is not to find the material, but to cram in
as many as we can in as short a space as possible
. . . Something along the style of Time's People
page was adopted and it is interesting to note that
in this issue two Time and Life men, Bob Elson
and Stuart Keate, are both included in that section.
The Alumni Association presents its views on
the proposed Medical school on pages 22 and 23.
and along with it some very mixed emotions . . .
the Association is very anxious to have the University expand into full fledged educational institution with all faculties, but at the same time is a
little afraid we are growing too quickly and might
suffer in the way of quality on the road . . .
A newcomer to the regular staff of the Chronicle
is Archie Paton, D.V.A.'s provincial public relations man, vdio will appear with an article in each
issue from now on .
For the enjoyment of those who have laughed
at the humorous articles of "Jabez" in the Ubyssey
in the past, the Chronicle runs in this issue a pertinent column by the author, Eric Nicol, on page 27.
And as a wind-up message don't forget the War
Memorial Gvmnasium Fund . . . we are now at
$150,000 with $350,000 to go . . . get in there and
help Campaign Organizer Penn McLeod get up to
that $500,000 objective.
October, 1946
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds oppose the College of Idaho in a Homecoming Game Saturday, October 26, in the University Stadium. The entry of the University of
British Columbia in the Pacific Northwest Conference this year, marks the' first time in ten years
a Canadian college has competed against American colleges under American Football Rules.
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By R. W. BONNER, '42
Before World War I Canada had only a High
Commissioner in London and another in Paris.
Since World War II Canada has emerged from her
secondary position in Commonwealth affairs to become a fully independent nation and senior partner
in the inter-Dominion and Imperial Association of
Nations usually referred to as the British Empire.
In this unique position Canada now sends High
Commissioners to all the Dominions and to Eire
and Ambassadors and Ministers to all the leading
nations of the world.
In Mr. King's recent reorganization of the Department of External Affairs which included his
relinquishing of that Department's portfolio to Mr.
St. Laurent the appointment of Norman Robertson
to the High Commissoinership at London recently
made vacant by the resignation of the Right Honorable Vincent Massey, surprised no one.
One of Canada's foremost "career men" in External Affairs, Norman Robertson has been Deputy
Minister at Ottawa and Mr. King's closest advisor
for the past six years. Norman Robertson has been
described in the press as tall, gangling, stoop-
shouldered, with dark hair though prematurely
bald. This description would hardly serve to describe   him   adequately   to   those   "who   knew   him
when." But those who describe him now also say
that he walks at the speed at which others run,
that he is reserved, that his mind is incisive, and
that ability is written all over him. In these reports
he hasn't changed a bit.
Norman Robertson is a native of Vancouver and
son of well-known Dr. Lemuel Robertson, now professor emeritus of the University. Norman was a
Rhodes Scholar from U.B.C, where he earned his
degree at 19. His studies at Oxford took him to
Balliol College. At 22 he was back teaching at the
University but soon took the opportunity to do extensive economic research with the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C, and then a spate of
teaching at Harvard. He joined the Department
at Ottawa in 1929.
In 1941 he was appointed Under Secretary of
State for External Affairs.
To London with his wife, a charming Netherlands girl whom he met at the Brookings Institute,
44-year-old Norman Robertson will have an opportunity to escape the fatigue brought on by his wartime chores in Ottawa. From Canada, which now
speaks with the volume of thirteen millions of
people who are third as traders in the world, there
goes to London one of the most articulate voices
of this Dominion.
October, 1946
Page 9 MUSIC
U.B.C. grad music circles were delighted to hear early
in September that
success had come to
one of their number,
22 - year - old Greg
Miller, graduate in
history and philosophy. Miller was appointed assistant
conductor of the St.
Louis Philharmonic
Orchestra, one of the
most outstanding organizations in its
Miller has a varied musical background. At seven he
learned to play the
violin, virtually
teaching himself. Five years ago he came to the
West Coast and heard a full symphony orchestra
for the first time. He entered the University and
literally worked his way through by spending his
evenings playing saxophone in Vancouver dance
banks and occasionally singing popular ballads over
the local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation station.
Jean de Rimanoczy, well known musically in
Vancouver, took the handsome, dark-haired student
under his wing and gave him much assistance. Miller joined the violin section of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
At U.B.C. he was active in the Musical Society
and the Players' Club and managed to submit a
prize-winning poem in one of the Ubyssey's annual
After graduation Miller continued his studies at
Berkeley, California, where among others he worked
with Leonard Bernstein, the celebrated young conductor. The latter recommended Miller to go to
Tanglewood, Massachusetts, which he did, and
came under the influence of Serge Koussevitsky.
While there Miller met Stanley Chappell, the
St. Louis conductor, who was impressed enough to
offer the young man a job as his assistant. Miller
meanwhile has reverted to his old family name of
Manouses and it is by this name that U.S. audiences will know the young musician.
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I Remember Mama
a Smash Hit
A real highlight in Vancouver theatricals took
place in August when the University's Summer
School of the Theatre presented as their major production the delightful and whimsical New York
success "1 Remember Mama."
If you were one of the several thousand playgoers who were in the U.B.C. auditorium on one
of those night, you realized as the story unfolded
that two master craftsmen of the theatre had you
in the hollow of their hand. The two, of course,
were guest director Theodore Viehman and dramatist John van Druten.
For swift, expert pacing the production exceeded
anything seen at the west coast for years. Perhaps
some American touring companies here have approached the pacing, but not with such characterization and warm, human sincerity as well.
As in the original book by Kathryn Forbes, the
story concerns a gay and hectic group of Norwegian-Americans living in San Francisco around the
turn of the century. Central figure is the character
of Mama. In the role U.B.C. Players Club veteran
Joy Coghill was outstanding. She achieved the sensitive balance of sentiment, humor and driving
energy which the part calls for, and incidentally
demonstrated a remarkable versatility.
The play is chiefly concerned with Mama and
the problems of her bewildering offspring. The story
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Page  10
The Graduate Chronicle SCIENCE
Alan Bell Take Part In
Atom Research
U.B.C.'s long list of participants in the famous
atomic bomb research was further extended with
the July visit of another graduate who made a substantial contribution to this field. This alumnus is
Dr. Alan Bell, '33. His name joins those of Volkoff,
Fitch, Fell, Wales, Grassie, Underhill and the many
others who have already received mention in these
Alan Bell is a Vancouver boy who received his
high school education at Britannia High. From
there he went to the Point Grey campus where he
receivde his B.A. in 1933 and his M.A. in 1934.
From Vancouver he went to Montreal to do outstanding work in chemistry and to receive his Ph.D.
from McGill in 1937.
The famous Eastman Kodak firm sought the
services of the young chemist and he joined that
organization to do research work. Kodak was already doing work in the explosives field at that
time and Bell took a major part in the company's
work. Later, during the war years, Kodak was
asked to take over and operate the secret atomic
research plant at Oak Ridge.
Among the many company scientists who were
placed on this "Manhattan Project" was Alan Bell.
He went to Oak Ridge and took over one of the
senior research positions. Secrecy was the keynote
of the whole operation and even Dr. Bell's relatives
and closest friends had no idea as to the work on
which the young scientist was engaged.
As is now well known, the work was a complete
success and the bomb helped materially to end the
Dr. Bell is most enthusiastic about the possibilities of applying atomic science to peace time uses.
Oak Ridge is already pioneering in this regard and
there is considerable hope that atom power may be
used to aid in developing electric power. Nuclear
energy may also be used for medical purposes and
here the field appears to be unlimited.
Dr. Bell brought back to Vancouver his very
charming wife whom he met at Oak Ridge. She
was a worker at the plant also and so it would appear that the thirty-five-year-old scientist did very
well indeed in his work at the atomic plant.
Dr. Blythe A. Eagles, Head of the Department
of Dairying at U.B.C, has been re-appointed for a
three-year period' to the Board of Management of
the B. C. Industrial and Scientific Research Council.
Dr. Eagles, a U.B.C. graduate and Governor
General's Gold Medal winner of 1922, has been Head
of the Department of Dairying since 1934.
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Page 11 *     BUSINESS     *
Still another local graduate has received recognition in the United States for his work in the field
of labor relations. Dr. Julio Narciso Berrettoni,
B.Comm. '37, thirty-one-year-old alumnus of U.B.C,
is now professor of economics and statistics at the
University of Minnesota.
Dr. Berrettoni received his elementary education
in Vancouver. After U.B.C. he attended the Uni-
cersity of Chicago and then went to the University
of Minnesota, where he received his doctorate in
Recently he has been given the task of investigating hourly earnings for piecemakers and time-
workers in a number of Minneapolis garment factories. The results of his research will be used as
a basis for union-management negotiations between
the employers and the Ladies' Garment Workers'
Union of America.
Our Congratulations and
Best Wishes
/. S. Shakespeare '27
Takes Position In the East
Once more Eastern business circles have gobbled
up a prominent young Western business man and
proved that Horace Greeley's old maxim can work
in reverse.
Jack Sydney Shakespeare, '27, has been appointed general manager of the Ottawa Valley Trust
Company, wealthy Ontario trust organization which
has recently started business in the nation's capital.
The Company received its Dominion charter in
December, 1945, and has a Board of Directors that
reminds one of an Ontario Who's Who.
After his U.B.C. graduation, Mr. Shakespeare
studied law and on being called to the bar, spent six
years in the hurly-burly of Vancouver legal practice. He then went into the trust business and became associated with the Toronto General Trusts
Company. Subsequently he was made British Columbia Manager for the Montreal Trust Company.
The latter company sent him to Montreal in
1943 as Superintendent of Branches. His latest
move is to Ottawa.
R. A. "Bob" Lowe, lately of the Alberta Nitrogen Products Ltd., in Calgary, has recently been
transferred to the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company in Trail, B,C
Brian Arthur Tobin, B.A. '30, is now central
division manager for British United Press with
business address at 21 King Street E., Toronto.
Brian free-lanced all over the United States and
Europe in 1934 and between 1940 and 1946 has been
a British United Press Correspondent at Vancouver,
London, England, Halifax, Winnipeg and Toronto.
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The Graduate Chronicle BUSINESS
If you are an employer on the scale of the B. C.
Electric, Powell River Pulp and Paper, David
Spencers or United Distillers Ltd., chances are
you've been exposed to the ministrations of William M. Mercer Limited, experts in implementing
Employee Benefit Programmes. Reversing the
usual procedure of taking a minor position in the
local branch of some eastern concern on graduation,
shrewd, pipe-chewing Bill Mercer in 1943 quietly
set himself up as head of one of the fastest spreading1 enterprises in the entire employer-employee
field and has ridden along with the boom ever since
taking time out only to establish his unique service
in branch offices in Eastern Canada.
In step with the leader, William M. Mercer
Commerce '43, are former A.M.S. President Robert
H. White, B. Comm. '44; Ken MacGowan, Comm.
'46; Barbara Hibbert, Arts '44; W. D. Welsford,
Comm. '43, and Director Ralph MacL. Brown,
Arts '31, which all goes to prove the old story about
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Dr. R. W. Wright Appointed
to Research Council
The appointment of Dr. R. W. Wright as head
of the Division of Chemistry, British Columbia Research Council, has been announced by the Hon.
Leslie H. Eyres, Chairman of the Council. Dr.
Wright was formerly associated with the Chemistry
Department of the University of New Brunswick
and has served as Consultant with the Plant Boot
and Shoe Co.. and other private organizations in
New Brunswick. During the war he won recognition for his investigations under the Directorate of
Chemical Warfare and Explosives. Early this
Spring, prior to the atomic bomb experiments, he
was engaged by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to give a series of broadcasts on "Exploring the Atom," over the national network.
After graduation with honours from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Wright continued
his post-graduate studies at McGill University, specializing in the field of Physical Chemistry.
Beta Theta Pi fraternity celebrates its first
decade on the U.B.C. campus in conjunction with
the forthcoming "Decade Homecoming." On October 25th, Betas will begin Homecoming with an
Anniversary Banquet to commemorate their inauguration at the University in October, 1936. Further information concerning the banquet can be
obtained by writing The Alumni Secretary at the
fraternity house, 1645 West 12th.
The late H. G. Wells said that Technocracy is
"a soundly scientific effort to restate economics on a purely physical basis."
Stuart Chase has called Technocracy "the most
arresting challenge to the American system
that it has ever faced."
The Encyclopedia Americana stated that 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."
October, 1946
Page  13 SPORT    *
University of B. C. athletes have been prominent
in sport pages all summer, but none so spectacularly or so often as Reggie Clarkson, the 21-year-old
power-hitter of the Vancouver Capilanos in the
Western International Baseball League . . . Reg,
Arts '47, a future dentist, came out of nowhere to
help spark the Capilanos in a late season drive that
gave the Caps 25 victories in their last 28 games . . .
Three months ago Reg was regarded merely as
a first class college athlete, who starred at campus
Canadian football and basketball but was just a
little wet behind the ears, as far as professional
baseball was concerned.
Then, when the Capilanos switched managers,
replacing the spiritless Sylvester Johnson with the
driving Eddie Carnett, Reggie got his chance . . .
Despite the fact he was warming the bench for the
Caps   with   a   meagre   .220  average,   Carnett   liked
Clarkson's hustle and
injected him back
into the regular lineup .. . almost immediately Clarkson
started to spark and
by season's end had
a .333 average at the
plate, had knocked in
14 home-runs and
was third in the
league with 17 triples".  .  .
Fast as a freshman
making eight—thirty
lectures, Reg. has all
the big league requirements in h i s
five-foot nine inch,
175-pound frame . . .
At least the Brooklyn Dodgers think so
and Bob Brown of
the Capilanos has
been given attractive offers for the U.B.C. lad's services next year.
However, as the Caps have a tie-up with Seattle
Rainiers, it is likely Reg will play in the Puget
Sound city next season and probably move up after
In any case, Reg. is playing it the smart way . . .
he knows the career of an athlete is a treacherous
one and he's insuring himself against an old age
hawking newspapers . . . "I'll give myself three
years," says Reg, "and if I don't make the Big Time
by then, I'll quit baseball."
In the meantime, Clarkson will return to U.B.C.
this fall and finish off his B.A. . . . Then he'll go to
Portland Dental School.
Bobby Plommer, alias the Shaughnessy Flash,
and a top member of Varsity's golf team, picked up
a major title in September by winning the B. C.
Closed amateur golf championship . . . Bob scored
70-79-72-74—295 for 72 holes to lead a select field.
Incidentally the University team has been riddled of much of its strength by the departure of
Malcolm Tapp, who has turned professional.
Todd Tremblay, hero of the Varsity English
Rugby team from 1937-1941, was married in Puyal-
lup to Miss Jane Bader . . . Tremblay, a soils researcher at the Western Washington Research Station, intends staying on in Puyallup for a few more
years . . .
Campbell Williams, B. Sc. '43, the Nanaimo cinder track flash, has accepted a teaching assignment
at Iowa State University where he will continue his
studies in chemical engineering . . . Campbell held
several  B. C track and field championships .  .  .
Maury Van Vliet, popular pre-war U.B.C. Physical Education Director, is still at the University of
Alberta where he is receiving a better financial
treatment than he did at Point Grey . . . Van Vliet,
who was at U.B.C. for almost a dozen years, and
the man who was responsible for the development
of last year's U.B.C. "Wonder" basketball team
would like to get back to the balmy coast again . . .
Maury is not alone in that wish, as he is popular
with returning veteran athletes who knew Van
Vliet's coaching technique before the war . . .
U. B. C. will probably enter a team this vear in
the Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League . . . Greg
Kabat has been appointed Head Coach of the University of B. C. American football team that will
do battle with the small Universities of the Xorth
West this fall . . . Off hand it looks like U.B.C. will
need more than Kabat and his three assistants, Dr.
Jamie Hutchinson, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber,
Jack Pomfret, late of the U. of Washington, and
Ivor Wynne of the U.B.C physical Education Dept.,
to do anything in that league .  .  .
Harry Franklin, Arts '43, now taking law, played
first base for Gartshores Athletics in the Senior "A"
Baseball League this summer . . . Harry, and Jordan Guy, B.A. '31, prominent young Vancouver
lawyer, were coaching the Junior Board of Trade
Baseball juniors at Powell Street Grounds this season . . . Nearly all of Varsity's great 1945-46 basketball team will be back this fall again--—except
star Sandy Robertson ...
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Every graduate is anxious to see the University
expand and that is just what it has been doing at
an amazing rate in the last two years. This is a
good movement. Many new branches of teaching
have been added and many new physical acquisitions have appeared on the campus.
In the main these additions have been long overdue and are most welcome for they fill needs which
should be satisfied.
But perhaps we should stop once in a while and
look at the whole picture. The danger in expansion
of this type is that we may overexpand without fully
developing the facilities we have. Many University
departments have not been, and are not now, what
they should be. If our time and our energies are
too much spent on expansion, we may forget to put
any time and energy on the things we already have.
There is an old adage of "let's not run before we
walk" and it should be kept in mind here. British
Columbia cannot support a University which offers
everv type of education. A University of limited
means cannot attempt to offer topnotch courses in
too great a number of fields or all will suffer.
This is not to decry expansion. Let's have all
we can of it when it is warranted and when it does
not prevent us from developing adequately the
courses which are now offered.
The Board of Governors should take every step
to put the basic University courses on a sound foundation. The materials that go into them must not
be skimped to provide for some new course which,
though desirable, might well be put off until
enough materials are available to build all on a
proper basis.
Homecoming is dedicated to former students of
the University and in 1946 the most significant thing
about those former students is their renewed interest in their University. In past months there has
been a growth of enthusiasm among graduates.
Alumni activities have never been better supported
than they have recently.
Several new Alumni Groups have formed or are
forming in various parts of the province. Graduates
are getting behind the War Memorial Campaign,
which opens a renewed drive at Homecoming.
The Alumni has taken, and is taking, a strong-
stand on a number of University problems.
Why not get on the band-wagon ? Get out to see
the new University—Canada's second largest— at
Homecoming and get behind your Alumni Association.
Recently there has come news that Chinese graduates of the University are finding difficulty in
finding employment for their hard-won training.
Particularly in the professional fields these young
men and women, many of them with outstanding
scholarship attainments, are finding the doors closed
to them. The problem has affected a relatively small
number to date as an average of about a half a dozen
a year have attended U.B.C. recently. But next
year, the estimate is that there may be as high as
sixty young Chinese at Point Grey.
These men and women get the same education
as their fellow-students. They must meet the same
standards before they are turned forth as graduates.
Their backgrounds and sympathies are purely Canadian.
Why, then, should they not be allowed to enter
the life of our province in the same manner as any
other graduate? British Columbia needs trained
young minds to help in her development. Let her
not overlook the Chinese graduates of her own University.
Three years and twelve issues ago these editorial
hands started pounding a Chronicle typewriter. The
period since that time has not been without its times
of hard work but the experience has been a most
pleasant one. To the many who have helped, a
well-meant thanks. To the more capable hands
which are to take up the job, the very best of wishes.
The Chronicle can and should be a vital part of our
Alumni work. It can only be so if the Alumni support it. both editorially and financially. That support has now started to come forth from its years
of hibernation—don't let's stop it now.
October, 1946
Page   15 HOME   COM
Sherwood Lett,
1916  President
Homecoming, 1946 . . . magic words for they mean a
return to the old Alma Mater and a chance to be Joe
and Josephine College again for a day.    This year
there's a bigger celebration planned than ever before
because it's the year of the decade re-unions.    Sherwood Lett, '16, Joe Kania, '26, and Bruce Robertson,
'36 are all set to show Mr. Graduating Class President
of '46 just how much graduates of their years think
of the University.    Each of the three has planned festivities for graduates of 1916, 1926, and 1936.    Keep   an eye on the Vancouver
newspapers, or phone Frank Turner at the Brock Hall, ALma 3044 for all the
information you need if you graduated   in any of these years.
If you didn't graduate in one of the decade years, take a look at the opposite
page. You'll find much to interest you and more than enough to bring you to
the campus on Saturday, October 26th for the biggest Homecoming in U.B.C.
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The Graduate Chronicle ING.   1946
Decade Reunion Teas
Sunday,  October  20th
Alumni Golf Tournament at the University Golf Course       Friday, October 25th
For entries, call O. J. Hall, PAcific 3464, or Secretary
Frank Turner at ALma 3044.
12:15 p.m.  Big Block Luncheon, Brock Building, Saturday, October 26th
1:30   p.m.  War Memorial Parade through Vancouver.
2:00  p.m.   U.B.C. vs. Idaho, Football at University Stadium.
5:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia,
Brock Building.
6:30  p.m.  Alumni Dinner, Brock Building,
Reservations only, ALma 3044.
8:30  p.m.   Play in the Auditorium.
8:30  p.m.  Alumni vs. Thunderbirds in Gym.
9:30  p.m.  Alumni-Student Dance in the Armories.
1936   President
Bruce Robinson
October, 1946
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Alumni Players Present
"Skin of My Teeth"
By far the most significant theatrical event in
Vancouver this season will be the Alumni Players'
performance of "The Skin of Our Teeth," Thornton
Wilder's latest play which has been shaking the
cobwebs out of the American stage since 1942.
Variously described as "dauntless and heartening
comedy, standing head and shoulders above everything written for our stage," and "cockeyed and
impudent vaudeville," it has without a doubt done
more than any other single play to restore life and
vitality to the American Theatre. To describe it an
unorthodox would be an understatement; an atomic
explosion in drama would come closer to the truth.
That the Alumni Players should be the first
drama group in Vancouver to attempt a production
of this challenging and difficult play, is heartening
proof not only of the growing importance and influence of the group, but also of its serious approach
to the modern theatre. This performance of "The
Skin of Our Teeth" is in fulfillment of promise to
do at least one play of real intrinsic value each year.
And, good, bad or indifferent, the very attempt will
mark a milestone in the history of the 15-year-old
Largest share of the credit for the successful
planning, organizing and engineering of this undertaking goes to Miss Betty Buckland, the club's
capable and efficient president. Betty has been a
one-woman powerhouse since her return from the
Airforce somewhat over a year ago.
What makes the club even more confident of a
hit when the play reaches the boards late in November is the fact that Mavor Moore, new CBR
Drama supervisor, has agreed to pilot the play
through its rollicking rehearsals.
Mavor Moore is a Toronto man who started in
radio at 14 as a boy actor in an adventure serial.
He  headed his  class  on graduation  from  Varsity,
taking  double    first-class    honours,   and    was    the
youngest producer in Canada when he joined the
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The Graduate Chronicle Build a Better
British Columbia...
Support U. B. C/s
War Memorial!
This is the banner under which we will campaign for the War
Memorial Gymnasium project. British Columbia undoubtedly
will be a better place in which to live if its citizens have the
advantages of physical education as well as collegiate education.
The only way that adequate physical education throughout the
Province can be achieved is by the establishment of proper
facilities at the University.
From such a gymnasium will emanate those who will lead and
instruct our youth in approved methods of physical culture, and
hence build a better British Columbia.
We know you want to help.
Subscribe with your own funds to whatever extent you feel you
should, and in addition give this campaign your active moral
support. Explain the principles to your friends. Encourage
them, too, to see that the finest memorial that can be built is
one which will give to our citizens of today and tomorrow the
best possible start in life—a good physical education.
October, 1946 pa„e 19 PERSONALITIES
Government Stuff
Norman   Robertson,
Radio Personality
Doug Gourlay has risen
like a Mars Rocket in the
radio world since he last
trod the University campus
and this fall he was hitting
the Big Time as one of West
Coast Radio's top announcers. . . . Gourlay, holidaying in Vancouver with
his wife, the former Kappa
Kappa Gamma Audrey Rei-
fel, Arts '42, told reporters
that he would be announcing the Bob Burns show
again this winter. . . . The
Burns-Gourlay combination
is switching from Lifebuoy
soap and the eerie sounding
"B.O." signature to plugging a headache tablet company.
B.A. '23, U.B.C.'s top-
drawer government executive, was being given a
rest . . . and a promotion. . . . Long Prime Minister
"Willie" King's senior civil servant and Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs (since 1941),
Norman Robertson was ready for a change of scenery ... he got it. . . . The P.M. appointed him
Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain and
the post vacted by the Honourable Vinsent Massey.
Dr. James A. Gibson, U.B.C. Rhodes Scholar
'31, another bright young man in the Ottawa clique,
has been loaned to the External Affairs Dept. to
attend the Paris Peace Conference as secretary to
Prime Minister King.
Prof. Fred Soward was coming home ... as
was Prof. Henry F. Angus. . . . Soward, after an
on and off war-time career in Ottawa, was returning this fall to his desk as Head of U.B.C.'s History Department, while Angus, head of the Economics Dept., was returning after important assignments in connection with U.N.R.R.A. including a
trip to the London Conference.
Hugh L. Keenleyside, B.A. '20, Canadian Ambassador to Mexico, earned another honor last
month ... he was being praised in Canadian and
Mexican trade circles for his skillful handling of
the recent treaty between those two countries.
George R. Kidd, M.A. '40, and Bob Smith, B.A.
'41, were two new recruits in Canada's diplomatic
corps, while Basil Robinson, U.B.C. Rhodes Scholar,
'40, was momentarily expected back from Oxford
to join the Dept. . . . two other new members of the
department are John Halstead, B.A. '43, and Fred
Lister Sinclair, B.A. '42, self acknowledged radio
genius, was in town during the summer as guest
lecturer at U.B.C.'s embyro Radio School and be
sides giving a four weeks course on radio scripting
to nearly half a hundred enthusiastic students, managed to get off some Shavian-like cracks about (1.)
U. S. Radio (2.) the B. C. liquor situation and (3.)
Toronto . . .
Sinclair likened the U.S. radio dramas to an assembly line, meat grinder . . . said he would attack B.C.'s "idiotic liquor system" in a forthcoming
play . . . and called Toronto ... "a stable . . . for
sacred cows" . . .
Bob Elson, former Ubyssey writer and Daily
Province Managing Editor, was in Vancouver to
address the Canadian Club . . . Elson in his thirties
is head of Time, Life and Fortune magazine's
Washington Bureau and regarded as one of Time
Incorporated's leading authorities on World Affairs . . .
Stu Keate, another former U.B.C. newsman, was
going up the Time ladder of success . . . genial Stu
Keate was being moved upstairs from the Canada
Section of Time to the Foreign Affairs Department
via Press . . .
Orient Bound
Prof. Frank Forward, head of the department of
mining and metallurgy at U.B.C, was
in Formosa making
a general survey of
Chinese mining
plants. . . . Forward's
last eastern post was
in Japan as consulting engineer with
the Sumitimo company in 1937.
Tommy Williams,
'41, bon vivant of
the lush pre-war
days at Varsity, and
the local gridiron
Red Grange, was off
to China to represent
his law firm in legal
matters. . . . Unable
to    make    passenger WILLIE'S SECRETARY
reservations,   Williams is making the trip as third mate on a steamer
and is expected to be away the better half of a year.
Cecelia Long, B.A. '32, was elected President of
the Women's Advertising Club of Toronto . . . Miss
Long is connected with a large advertising firm in
that city .  .  .
Dr. George Volkoff, '34, who has been hitting
the headlines since his work on the atomic bomb
was made public months ago, got a tangible reward
from His Majesty the King . . . Volkoff, Director
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of the theoretical and mathematical work of the
Montreal Laboratory of the National Research
Council, was awarded the Order of the British Empire . . . for outstanding work in atomic bomb research.
Gordon Hilker and Leslie Allen, U.B.C. alumni
and outstanding local entertainment impresarios,
got word their monster Vancouver Jubilee show
took a financial beating . . . but for them it was a
straight business proposition and they picked up a
cheque last month for their work as organizers . . .
Dana L. Wilgress, internationally respected Canadian Ambassador to Russia, and well known authority on international affairs, was hailed in eastern
Canadian papers last month as having made the
best suggestion for the solution of the Trieste problem at the Paris Peace conference . . . Wilgress,
Vancouver born, spent one year at college in Vancouver, when U.B.C. was part of McGill University.
Vic Motherwell, '42, couldn't leave flying after a
successful flying career overseas during the war
. . . irrepressible Vic was among successful pilots
graduating from the Trans-Canada Air Lines pilot
training school at Winnipeg last month ... he was
immediately posted to Toronto . . .
Johnny Belanger, another U.B.C. veteran graduated with Motherwell and along with Aulay Ough-
tred, '43, they made a trio of ex-U.B.C. undergrads
flying with Trans-Canada . . .
U.B.C.   President
Norman   MacKenzie
had a new home . . .
his first since arriving on the campus
almost a year ago.
. . . MacKenzie, ensconced in Prof. F.
H. Soward's home
while the Historian
was away with his
family in Ottawa,
had to find a new
place when Soward
returned last month
... he got one . . .
a ten room, blocked
together abode made
from army huts. . . .
Dr. MacKenzie will
now live like many
of his students only
on   a  grander   scale.
James Sinclair, U.B.C. Rhodes Scholar, and
M.P. for North Vancouver, arrived in Vancouver
in late summer, amid rumours: (1) that he was
about to toss his hat into provincial politics for
leadership of B.C.'s Liberal party and (2) that he
was in line for a cabinet position in Prime Minister King's government. . . . Sinclair's reaction to
queries was an enigmatic laugh . . . and no comment.
Arthur    Sager
'38, head of the Pu ■
lie relations  Depai I
ment     of     U. B. i
starred    during    11n
summer' in the Tin -
ate Under the Stars
.  .  .  Sager  took  the
romantic    lead    in
Others working
with the Theatre
Under the Stars
group were Bill
Buckingham, B.A.
'27, and Derek Mc-
Dermott, B.A. '41.
John Glen, B.A.
'42, scheduled for a
tryout with the Old
Vic Company of
London (see Jul)- is
sue), was reported on the high seas to England.
Dr. Thomas J. Speakman, U.B.C. Arts graduate,
graduated first in his class in medicine at Univer-
sity of Manitoba. Dr. Speakman is son of J. Speakman, C.P.R. agent at Field.
Captain Lloyd Hobden, '37, repeated his feat last
year of winning a French Government scholarship
again this year and will spend another year in
France. . . . Hobden, whose first name of Lloyd is
difficult for the French tongue, has adopted" the
name Lyn ... he will return to Vancouver at the
conclusion  of his studies.
Abraham Siemens, 22, University of B.C. graduate from W'est Abbotsford, was killed in an auto
crash in Matsqui.
J. B. Mitchell, U.B.C.'s beloved "Mitch," died
suddenly on the campus, August 1. . . . Superintendent of the Brock Memorial Building, "Mitch"
took a great interest in the students and although
never an undergraduate of U.B.C, he was an honorary member of the University parliamentary
Forum, Phrateres Club, Mamooks Club and the
University Publications Board.
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Ernest Lee, '31, was recently named Provincial
Co-ordinator of all physical education, training and
recreation for the Province of Brtiish Columbia.
Prof. F. H. Soward, speaking to a Vancouver
audience, predicted that "If international atomic
control cannot be achieved, the United States will
be compelled to conquer the world to save the world
from self-destruction." . . . Soward, head of the
U.B.C. history department, said also that atomic
bomb production was down to almost $2500 per
October, 1946
Campus Location Favored
Throughout the summer months just past, the most
controversial topic in education and medical circles in
British Columbia, has been the proposed medical school on
the University campus. In August, the Board of Governors appointed a five-man committee of medical educators
prominent throughout the United States and Canada to
act as an investigation commission to make recommendations to the Board.
This Committee has been meeting in Vancouver and
has been instructed to find specifically on at least two
major points:
(1) Should a medical school be established at the University at the present time.
(2) If a medical school is to be established either now
or tn the future, where shoidd it be located and
what should it consist of.
The Executive of the Alumni Association has discussed
at some length the problem of location of a medical school.
Prior to the meeting of the five-man Committee, your executive was of the opinion that the decision had been taken
to establish a medical school at U.B.C. Apparently this
is not the case as yet, hut your executive, acting on the
premise that the decision had been made, has discussed only
the matter of location of the school.
The Executive has submitted to the Committee the
following brief. This brief was prepared by a special
executive committee which circularized its recommendations to as many alumni as time and circumstances would
permit. Acting on the recommendations and on comments received from interested graduates, your Alumni
Executive adopted the brief printed below and It was
submitted to the Committee of medical experts on August,
There have been several briefs prepared and
published on the question of the proposed Medical
Faculty at the University of British Columbia.
These have been prepared by technical experts in
the field of medicine, and it is not the purpose here
to criticise them.
Similarly, there have been numerous newspaper
articles and editorials apparently directed towards
the establishment of a Medical Faculty in the near
future, no matter what the diffculties of operation
might be, no matter the impact on educational
Our viewpoint is that of the University.
We understand that the decision to establish a
medical faculty in British Columbia has been made
and our remarks are based on this assumption without enquiry into the advisability of starting such a
faculty at the present time.
We do feel, however, that if and when a medical
school is established here that it should be, unquestionably, a first-class school. This is not merely to
heighten the prestige of the University but to ensure that first class teachers, and first class students
will be attracted to it. There can be no doubt that
over a period of years the greater cost would be
more than offset by improved medical service for
the people of this Province.
We believe that in any matter affecting the University, the long-term outlook is the important
thing to be considered. This does not mean that
over a short term there might not be necessary
temporary alterations in policy—but short term expedients should be considered just that, and now
allowed  to develop into permanent situaitons.
It is on the question of the location of the proposed Medical Faculty that we wish to bring forward our views, and believe for the reasons that
will benefit if the long term plans place the school
on the University campus. We do not propose to
reiterate arguments in favour of this opinion which
have appeared elsewhere but merely to bring forward for consideration, in as brief a from as possible, some points which seem to have been overlooked.
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These points are as follows:
(1) The University is a provincial institution,
and should avoid entanglements of a permanent
nature with private institutions.
The University is maintained by the Province
of British Columbia, with a Board of Governors,
Convocation and Senate established by provincial
statute responsible to the people'of British Columbia. The campus is on provincial land, and subject
to no arrangements with the City of Vancouver. To
the extent that arrangements are made with private institutions, no matter how satisfactory as a
working basis, the University is in danger of losing its status as a provincial institution. It is realized that for proper medical education the clinical
facilities of several private hospitals will be necessary and working agreements with these will no
doubt be concluded on mutually satisfactory terms.
This, however, does not envisage the dependence of
the University upon any one hospital, and is essentially different from any suggestion whereby large
capital sums are expended in a permanent contract
with some civic hospital. In other words, any temporary measures taken because of the necessity of
getting the medical faculty established in the immediate future should not be of a nature which will
prevent the eventual establishment of the faculty
on the campus.
*       *       *       *
(2) Medical students gain by contacts with the
general student body.
Only if the Medical School is established at the
Universitv can its students have contact with the
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By Alumni Executive
students in all faculties.    WThile it is perfectly true
that  medical   students  have  little   time  to  indulge
actively in student activities, by living and working
with other students they could not help but be affected by broadening influences.
A medical faculty should not be merely a "trade
school." A man who is exposed to nothing but
medical education for a number of years is in danger of acquiring a narrow viewpoint. A doctor
must be a citizen of the community. To a large
extent he sells mental satisfaction and relief as one
of his stocks in trade. If he merely knows the
mechanics of medicine, he will not be too useful in
dealing with the people in all walks of life who
come to him for assistance.
It might be held that medical students, being
graduate or senior students when they commence
their medical studies, have already had this contact. It is pointed out, however, that the fact that
they are more mature makes those opportunities
for contact that much more valuable. As a general
rule, undergraduates gain far more in their last
years than in their Freshman years, and graduates
gain more again.
By working, living, and studying with students
in other faculties the medical student can retain
"the common touch" to a greater extent than he
would at a medical trade school where his only contacts are medical in nature.
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(3) The efficiency of the students should be
The convenience of varied facilities might not
affect the standard of the courses given, but it does
affect the degree of absorption by the student. At
the University site, student endeavour has established facilities for extra-curricular activity such as
the gymnasium, playing fields, the stadium and the
Brock Building. The library is on the campus.
There are plans for future construction of dormitories on the campus, which are extremely important
to the out-of-town student.
If the faculty is off the campus, it must be borne
in mind that these facilities will not be available to
those attending medical scnool, and it is submitted
that in any decision to place the faculty elsewhere,
due consdieration must be given to their loss.
(4) A Medical School on the campus is more
likely to attract endowments than one affiliated with
a private hospital.
The expense of running a medical faculty is
much greater proportionately than that of running
other faculties. The capital expenditures necessary
for the functioning of a first-class medical school
are even more disproportionate.
To turn out the highest grade of graduate and
to acquire a reputation for teaching which will attract the best students, a considerable  amount  of
research is necessary at a medical school. It is not
always possible for a provincial government to provide the money from its budget, nor for a university
to appease understandable jealousies between faculties to allot the amount of money for research considered necessary.
Monev for research will have' to come over a
period of time from endowments not only from
medical men, but also from lay men in all walks of
life. Any tie-up of the Medical School with a private hospital will lessen the chances of endowments,
and in this particular instance it is suggested that
if the University were to become associated too
closely with one hospital, there is little likelihood
that endowments would come from wealthy members of interested groups which operate other hospitals in the city of Vancouver. In addition, the
wealth of this Province is not confined to one city,
and the public outside Vancouver would regard a
medical faculty at the University as less likely to
be affected by local conditions and interests than
one attached  to a Vancouver hospital.
August 22, 1946.
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October, 1946
Cash $45,000
Government   ....      25,000
U. B. C 50,000
Pledges 30,000
Total    $150,000
AIM $500,000
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October, 1946
Page 25 OOOO Student-Vets Aided By B.V. A.
(DVA  Public  Relations)
It's been registration on an assembly-line basis
out on the Point Grey campus for the past few
weeks, and now upwards of 9000 students are settling down to the job of obtaining a university education under more than slightly crowded conditions.
Sounds rather unbelievable, doesn't it? In the
space of a few months U.B.C. has grown faster than
any other university in North America, surpassed
in Canada only by Toronto Varsity in student population. Of course, you know the reason. No other
university in the Dominion has opened its doors
wider to receive returning veterans, eager to continue their studies under the government's rehabilitation program.
But while the thousands of vets—it is estimated
there are close to 6000 at U.B.C. this term—cram
their way into reconverted army-hut classrooms, a
staff of fellow ex-servicemen down at the new Department of Veterans' Affairs Building at Bute and
Haro Streets are working overtime to ensure these
students the training benefits to which they are
Over $400,000 a month is disbursed by D.V.A.
in living allowances alone to student-veterans at
U.B.C. In addition, tuition fees and supplementary
grants to meet the added instructional needs are
paid direct to the university. While veterans are
drawing educational grants they are eligible for free
medical treatment.
For weeks now educational counsellors have
been recording a steady stream of customers in the
D.V.A. rehabilitation center. The procedure goes
something' like this :
"How do you do, Mr. Jones. I understand from
your file that you left U.B.C. to join the army after
completing first year. You have two years of service, which gives you an entitlement of 24 months
training. Now vou wish to go back and continue
your course?"
"Yes." says Mr. Jones. "I want to become a High
School Teacher."
Follows a discussion on Mr. Jones' educational
background, service experience, and future plans.
The counsellor then gives Mr. Jones two letters
of introduction, one addressed to the registrar and
the other to the U.B.C. veterans' adviser, informing them of his application for educational training and requesting their comments. When word is
received from the registrar's office that Mr. Jones
has been accepted as a student (maybe this comes
first, if the veteran went to the registrar before
contacting D.V.A.)) his application is placed before
the D.V.A. training board and almost certainly approved.
There has been much discussion since the end
of the war as to employment opportunities for this
great potential influx of university graduates onto
the labor market two or three years hence. That
problem certainly cannot be treated in this article.
However, now that tabulation of the first post-war
year's results have been made, some interesting
comparisons can be drawn between "veteran" and
"civilian"  students.
Student veterans in general display better motivation and are more industrious than their classmates who enter college direct from high school.
The main handicaps to the student veterans' progress are the problems of settling down to studies
in the face of inadequate housing facilities and, in
the case of married veterans, the responsibilities of
a family, plus the great time lapse since these veterans were last engaged ni academic studies.
Actual examination result comparisons show
that the standings of veteran and civilian students
tally very closely. Of the 3200 student veterans at
U.B.C. last winter 68 per cent passed all clear. 24
per cent passed with supplemental and eight per
cent failed their year. These figures are almost exactly the same as those tabulated for the civilian
student group.
Student veterans won 22 medals, scholarships
or bursaries for their work during the 1945-46 term
at U.B.C.
One of the youngest universities in Canada,
founded during the war of 1914-18, our Alma Mater
has become the second largest in the Dominion as
a result of the rehabilitation plan devised for those
who served in World War II.
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Arts '41
The other day the Editor-in-chief asked me to
write something humorous about the old gym, and
thus slyly draw attention to the drive lor funds
for the new one. Naturally I consented, not only
because 1 find the old gym highly amusing (1 rarely
pass it without bursting out with a spontaneous
roar of laughter), but because 1 can't stand the excruciating pain when the Editor-in-chief twists my
arm behind my back.
So, if everybody will start chuckling when I say
"Go," I think we can make the old gym feel pretty
silly. We might start off with a few remarks on the
overcrowding the gym has suffered during recent
months. Students, for instance, no longer have
room enough to take PT. They can take either P
or T, but not both.
Astride jumping, a cornerstone of modern physical education, has been abandoned since five astride
jumpers, jammed into a small area, recently kicked
one another unconscious. For weeks exercises
have been confined to sucking in the stomach
muscles and twiddling the toes, hardly the sort of
thing  that  builds  great  teams.
My own experience with the gym has been
somewhat limited this year, mostly because whenever I enter the door some burly individual inside,
discovering that I am not interested in wrestling,
folk dancing, or swinging on knotted ropes, asks
me to leave. There is no room in the gym, I find,
for somebody who just wants to poke around downstairs for a pair of running shoes he left there in
the spring of '42.
On the occasion of the Harlem (.lobe Trotters'
game with UBC. I attempted to gain entrance to
the building and got no further than the end of a
line   situated   in   a   remote   part   of   the   Globe   the
visitors weren't trotting.    I saw a good many black
looks around, but none of them were from Harlem.
Even more quaint than the arena are the gym's
subterranean passages intended for lockers and
showers. 1 am unacquainted with the situation on
the girls' side, darn it, but can describe the men's
as being about as spacious as a two-man submarine.
When the showers overflow the submarine appears
to be sinking, and more than once down there I
have had the feeling Robert Montgomery might
sidle up and say, "This is it, men,'' or "Fire One!"
or something like that. And I'd be caught there
with my suspenders hooked over a locker handle.
Besides, much of the space for changing clothes
lies under a slanting series of two-by-tens placed
just low enough to catch the head a stunning blow
as you come up with your pants. It is therefore
possible to play a game violently all evening upstairs without injury, then go down to the locker-
room and suffer a severe concussion while tucking
in  your shirt.
The people of the province should ask themselves whether the child they hope to send to UBC
has enough brains to afford leaving- some of them
adhering to the rafters of the old gym's locker-
Oh, I guess we need a new gym all right.
Everybody will need the extra play of muscles that
only a new gym can provide. For, only the other
day the heads of various faculties admitted that
with 1500 students graduating in 1948 the labor
market will soon be glutted with executives and
leaders of society. There simply won't be enough
dictaphones to go around. Some, if not most, of our
graduates may therefore be obliged to accept jobs
involving physical labor. And from one summer
spent in a logging camp after four years of soft college life I can testify to the dismay, then utter
panic, of muscles confronted with actual work.
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Sydney Risk, '30, former Director of the U.B.C.
Players' Club has announced a large-scale proposal
to establish a permanent repertory company which
will operate throughout Western Canada. Risk
has spent the last six years as professor of drama
and supervisor of extension dramatics at the University of Alberta. He has resigned this post and
will return to Vancouver to lay the foundations for
his new enterprise.
The present plan is to establish a permanent professional company of twelve persons. Headquarters will be at Gibsons Landing and the company
will rehearse there. In its first season the group
will give 150 performances in 75 cities of the four
Western provinces.
Associate directors will be George Broderson of
Winnipeg and Dorothy Somerset of Vancouver.
Miss Somerset, who will for the moment be engaged
in a part-time capacity, is at present in charge of
the dramatics branch of U.B.C.'s Department of
First production will be Oscar Wilde's comedy
"The Importance of Being Earnest."   It is expected
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that this play will be in production during November and December of this year. Next comes "The
Last Caveman" by Elsie Park Gowan of Edmonton.
This will be done in January. Vancouver is to
have its season in April and May of 1947.
The aim will be to develop a purely Canadian
theatre, capable of performing anything from the
classics to the moderns. The group will operate
under the name Everyman Theatre and will be patterned in the style of the well known European
repertory companies.
Eventually the directors hope to spend half their
season in Vancouver and half on the road.
If the plan is successful young Canadians will
have a chance to train at home as actors, technicians and playwrights and at the same time will
have an opportunity to earn a living in Canada.
Both Miss Somerset and Mr. Risk are very well
known to Alumni of U.B.C. who are interested in
the theatrical world. Both have taken active parts
in Players' Club productions and they are considered to be among the leaders of their field in Canada.
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The Graduate Chronicle October, 1946
Robert Joseph Boroughs has been appointed
Assistant to the Director of the University of British Columbia Extension  Department.
He replaces R. MacKenzie, who has accepted an
appointment as assistant director of the Canadian
Association on Adult Educaiton.
Prior to his appointment Mr. Boroughs was a
lecturer with the U.B.C.  History  Department.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Mr. Boroughs was
educated in Lord Byng and King Edward High
Schools here before attending the University of
B.C., where he received his B.A. with honours in
history ni 1939, his teacher's training degree in 1940,
and his M.A. degree in history in 1943.
Robert Boroughs was an assistant in the history
department in 1940, going from there to head the
social studies department at Chilliwack High School
from 1940-45.
He has been a member of the U.B.C. honorary
Literary and Scientific Executive, business manager
of the campus musical society, president of the
Newman Club and secretary of the Historical Society. He was president of the graduate historical
society 1940-41.
Department fo Mathematics
Mr. J. R. F. Kent, M.A. (Queen's),—Assistant
Professor in the Department of Mathematics.
Mr. D. G. Chapman, B.A. (Sask.), M.A. (Toronto and California),—Assistant Professor in the
Department of Mathematics.
Department of Philosophy and Psychology
Dr. Barnet Savery, A.B. (Wash.), Ph.D. (Harvard),—Associate Professor of Philosophy in the
Department of Philosophy and Psychology.
J. D. Penn McLeod, ex-Coastal Command pilot
and P.O.W., has been appointed executive manager
of the B. C. War Memorial Gymnasium Drive.
A student at U.B.C. before joining the R.C.A.F.
in 1941, Penn McLeod graduated with a Bachelor
of Commerce degree this year. In 1939-40 he was
Premier of the Boys' Parliament.
He has been engaged to organize and coordinate the Gymnasium Fund Programme on a province-wide basis. Special committees will be formed
to work with students, alumni, civic leaders, service
clubs and other groups in every area of B. C.
The Physical Education staff has been increased
further by the appointment of Mr. Jack Pomfret,
B.A. in Health and Physical Education from the
University of Washington, as Instructor. The
Second Year of a four-year degree granting course
will be offered for the first time this September.
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Robert M. Curry, '43, ex-RCAF pilot officer,
has been appointed to the staff of International
Press Limited's "Who's Who in Canada." Mr.
Curry operates in all of Canada west of Ottawa,
writing biographies of prominent Canadians mentioned in the big reference book.
When this writer met Bob Curry in his first
year at UBC he found the newcomer a little rueful
at having left his home, Toronto, for our western
province. A winning year for the Thunderbird football squad, with Bob starring at centre, perhaps
delayed his decision to return home until scholastic
successes and the attractive social life of B.C.'s
Varsity earned Vancouver equal regard at least for
his boyhood eastern environment.
His appointment to this important biographical
position climaxes not only a successful career at
UBC, with ensuing years in the Air Force as a pilot-
officer-"airplane driver," but also as a noted junior
Canadian champion swimmer, canoeist, and gymnast extraordinary during school life in Toronto.
Mr. Currie (as I must remember to call him)
feels his opportunity with "Who's Who" a valuable
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great men of our country. He follows in the steps
of his father, A. C. Curry, editor of the publication
and a former international handball and Eastern
Canadian tennis champion. Mr. Curry, Jr., is a
member of  Psi Upsilon fraternity.
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Department of English
Mr. Byron Ferguson, B.A.  (B.C.)—Lecturer in
Department of English.
"I believe in insurance," a man said
to me the other day.
"That's fine," I said. "1 wish everyone were  like you."
"Yes," he went on, "I'm sold on it. I've covered my
house against fire for $4,000; I've covered my car for
$1,000; I've covered my furniture for $2,000; I've got
some  nice antique stuff, you know."
"Do you reckon you'll be able to replace the damage
if you have a fire," I asked.
"Just about," he said. "And by the way, I've got a
life assurance policy, too."
"Splendid," I said. "And, if it's not being impertinent,  how much  life assurance have you?"
"Five thousand bucks," he said proudly, grinning all
over his face.
"And you reckon that will replace the damage if you
die?"  I asked, perhaps a little grimly.
Of course, my friend had made a common mistake.
When thinking of his house, his car, his furniture, he
quite properly figured their value before he insured
But when it came to his own life, he just thought that
$5,000 looked nice on paper. It was better than nothing,
of course, but it didn't take him long to realize that
he was worth more than "five thousand bucks."
You too, are probably worth more life assurance than
you now carry. Think it over—then give me a call. I
will gladly discuss—in confidence—any problems concerning   your   life   assurance   arrangements.
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The British Columbia public is at last aroused
and acutely aware of the tremendous influence and
importance of our University in the life of the
province—and this interest in being manifested in
the scholarships being contributed by all types of
organizations, from every section of the province.
Following is a list of some of the new scholarships being offered University people this year
for the first time.
Wartime Convalescent Homes, War Charity
Funds, Incorporated, Vancouver Division provides
an annual fund of approximately $300 for bursaries
available for R.C.A.F. Veterans of the War 1939-
45 and their dependents on the basis of scholastic
standing and financial need.
Shanahan's Limited offers a scholarship of $500
open to Honor graduates in Chemistry in Faculty
of Arts and Science or graduates in Chemical Engineering in Faculty of Applied Science for research
in collodial chemistry.
The Imperial Oil Limited has established four
research fellowships of $1,000 each to graduates of
any approved University in Canada, offered for post
graduate work leading to a Master's or Ph.D. degree in fields of petroleum engineering, petroleum
geology, chemistry or chemical engineering, and
mechanical engineering.
Crofton House Alumnae scholarship of $175 is
available annually for students of Crofton House
School proceeding to the University of British Columbia, based on proficiency, character, leadership,
scholastic ability.
iPharmaceutical  Association  of  the   Province  of
B. C. offers a cash prize annually of $50 to student
of most outstanding record in Pharmacy in the
Fourth Year of the course; also to the student with
highest entrance qualifications entering Second
The Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F., the Grand
Encampment, and the Rebekah Assembly offer annually six bursaries of $200 each to students in any
Year of any Faculty. One bursary will be offered in
each of the following districts of the Province (1)
Vancouver Island and Powell River (2) Greater
Vancouver (3) New Westminster and the Lower
Fraser Valley (4) the Kootenays (5) North and
South Okanagan, including Princeton and Merritt;
(6) Main Line of the C.P.R. east of Chilliwack and
Northern B. C. (Terms not yet finally approved by
the donors).
B. C. Drug Company Limited: $100 a year for
five years ; scholarship of $100 to student of highest
standing in examinations of Second Year Pharmacy.
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To Mavor, "The Skin of Our Teeth" is in the
family, as it were. Not only is he a convert of the
Broadway production, but his mother directed a
performance of the play in Toronto.
No easy task is the job he now has before him.
He'll be handling a cast of 36 including Homer, a
mammoth and a dinosaur, and it'll be his responsibility to convert the stage managers, Tommy Lea
and Pat Larsen, and their crew into actors who
play the role of disinterested screwballs.
The play deals in a haphazard and unpremeditated way with the household of Mr. and Mrs. An-
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trobus of Excelsior, New Jersey. More, it ranges
over the entire experience of the human race from
the ice age to the present (or future) war. And it
does so in such a frisky fashion as to violate, tear
apart and mutilate all the time-worn traditions of
the theatre. But no one cares, least of all, the
If you want an unforgettable night in the
theatre, come on out to the University Auditorium
late in November. But be sure to leave your inhibitions at home.
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Katharine Hockin, Arts '31, has returned to
Canada after six years in Czewan Province, West
China. She sailed on the Empress of Russia in the
fall of '39 and travelled to the Interior by air from
French Indo-China. Her return was made by plane
from Nanking to Shanghai in six hours, then
"emergency" class (i.e., 250 passengers to an enclosed cabin) on a troop transport to San Francisco. In China she spent two years learning the
language—to read, write and speak it—then taught
in a Chinese Girls' School, and finally helped in the
administration of a mission station.
Back in Canada, she is busy enjoying Canadian
food, Canadian newspapers and magazines, and
catching up on back news, for they had scant mail
service once the Pacific war had begun. She is also
becoming familiar with changed standards of living.
"What did you pay for it?" we would ask her.
"Well, that cost ten thousand dollars, but he cut
the price two thousand for us." She is now en route
to Drew Seminary on the Columbia University
Campus, where she hopes to take a Master's Degree in Religious Education while she is on furlough.
Enid Wyness, '32. Enid has returned to Social
Service work in Vancouver after three years with
the C.W.A.C. Before enlistment she was an administrative assistant to the Director of the Canadian Welfare Council in Ottawa, first under Charlotte Whitten and later with Dr. George Davidson.
With the C.W.A.C. she held the post of Social Service Officer, first for the Vancouver area and later
for Halifax. She is now with the Provincial Board
of Health in Vancouver.
TRAIN ENCOUNTER—Amy Carson Rolston,
'33, returning from a trip to New York, Toronto,
and way points, met Kathleen Greenwood, 33, returning from New Zealand. After graduation Kathleen spent some time at Geneva at the Secretariat
of the International Labour Organization (and incidentally we hear that she became quite proficient
at Alpine skiing) then was transferred to the Cana-
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vacation at her home in Cranbrook, she goes to the
Film Board at Ottawa.
Marion Casselman, '32, whose official position
is Home Economist with the Department of Agriculture in Ottawa, has been stationed at Summer-
land for the past four months at the Experimental
Farm. She is carrying out tests of quick processing methods.
Grace Thomson, '38, after three years as a Lieutenant in the R.C.N.V.R., at Halifax, Kentville,
N.S., and in Newfoundland, is now a Laboratory
Technician on the staff of Shaughnessy Military
Pat Kenmuir, social service graduate and former active member of the Alumni executive, married Social Services expert Bill Raaflaub in Toronto.
Pat has recently been engaged in Y.W.C.A. work
in the Ontario captial.
Phyliss F. Grant, Arts '46, is enroute to Toronto University after receiving an award from the
Nursing School of Victoria for one year's postgraduate work at the Institute of Child Study at
Toronto University. . . . She will study under the
eminent specialist Dr. W. E. Blatz.
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October, 1946
This year's start of "Decade Reunion Classes,"
around Homecoming, seems to have hit responsive
chords. . . . Brig. Sherwood Lett (Pres. Class '161
has planned a get-together for members of his class
on October 20th. . . . Buce A. Robinson (Pres. '36),
Joe Kania (Pres. Sc. '26) will join the Class '16
President in a special pre-Homecoming huddle
from which anything is likely to emerge. . . . F. L.
(Ferdy) Munro (B.A. '28), now with Jefferson
Medical College in Philadelphia, brought his charming wife out to have a peek at his very own campus.
It may not have been the scenic view that caused
it, but the Munros planned a trip up Howe Sound
before returning South! Ferdy thought the Alumni
stand on a medical school at U.B.C. sound, and said,
"Probably be back in '48 for that special Decade
Reunion." . . . Laurie Hill (B.A.S. '38, B.A. '39),
another who joined the ranks of the benedicts during the war, "argued his case" in the Brock Snack
bar one day this summer. Laurie, who saw quite a
bit of Holland, Belgium, etc., mostly on foot in '44
and early '45, hopes to take Law. . . . Jack McArthur
(Comm. '46), dropped into the Alumni Office, all
set to analyze your Secretary. Jack is with Stevenson and Kellogg, Occupational Counsellors. . . .
This year's central executive certainly went a-roam-
ing and romancing. . . . John Goodlad (B.A. '45),
gathered up his pretty wife Lynn (Office Manager),
and headed for Cornell and a Doctor's degree. . . .
Betty Buckland, 2nd Vice-President,, had an enjoyable and educational tour through the Interior,
while Molly Bardsley rolled up just over 10,000
miles on her speedometer in a South and East
"Pam" Runkle, who summered in the Cariboo,
is even now wending her way East to the University of Toronto Nursery School. . . . Met with Mr.
and Mrs. Ernie Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W.
Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Ruddell of an evening with the John Stantons as host and hostess. . . .
Topic: "Medical Education"; Result: Agreement
with Alumni Brief. Ernie (B.A. *25, M.A. '26)
and Sid  (B.A. '34)  are right with the revitalizing
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of Alumni work. "Guess I'd better my fees," said
Ernie, "and take a more active interest." . . . Special bouquets to Donald S. Smith (B.A. '31, B.A.
Sc. '32, M.A.S. C8 '33) and Art Sager (B.A. '38),
for becoming the first two Life Members since the
fees were increased to $60.00. Don was formerly
President of the Ottawa Branch while with National Research Council, but has now returned to
Vancouver with his same firm—Northern Electric—
as Power Apparatus Sales Engineer. Art's the man
and mind behind the terrific upsurge of University
Publicity this past year.
"Sorry I can't reciprocate," said Jack Murray,
prominent Executive member of U.B.C. Branch 72
of the Canadian Legion as he passed over the three
dollars which made him an active member of our
Alumni Association. Jack, who took his B.A. at
New Brunswick and M.A. here, was referring to
his new appointment as Alumni Secretary of the
University of New Bruswick. Bob McKenzie
(B.A. '37), was back on the campus for a few days.
Bob's just returned from Europe to take over as
Assistant Director of Adult Education for Canada,
working from Toronto. . . . Chas. Cotterell, one of
the members of U.B.C. English rugby wonder teams
of yesteryear, is now with Kasch & Co. in 'Frisco.
During a brief peek at today's sprawling campus,
Big Block winner Chuck hoped his fellow members
would "become a power" and boost Alma Mater's
athletics more effectively.
Seen at U.B.C. showing (August 6th) of a top-
notch Summer Session play, "I Remember Mama,"
with likeable and brilliant Joy Coghill in the lead,
were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ladner, Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Collins, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Harper and
Ken Caples... U.B.C. Governor Caple had eyes partially glued on the young tike "Arne" in the play—
son Rod!. . . . Wilson McDuffee (B.A. '37) and his
congenial life-partner Vi (nee Thomson) (B.A. '34)
are looking forward to Fall Alumni activity in the
Capital City. Wilson's latest imposing title and
position with H.B.C. is Personnel Superintendent.
. . . Add "Following the Birds to Victoria." the
Daveys (Margaret and Bob—'36).
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Continued from Page 10
is unfolded through the lips of her daughter Katrin,
a high school youngster whose ambition is to write.
Pen in hand, she sits at her little desk spotlit at one
side of the stage, and tells what she remembers of
Mama and all the others of the household. In the
UBC production, the lights dimmed on Katrin as
the scene she was describing appeared in centre
stage, and a moment later she would put down her
pen and step back into the past with the others.
Taking the role was the promising young actress
Shelagh Norman-Martin, who had a winsome quality that immediately endeared her to the audience.
It was in the matter of staging that the production excelled. The New York show had employed
two turntable stages besides the regular stage in
order to achieve the swift transition from one scene
to another. At UBC, director Theodore Viehman
conferred with set designer Cliff Robinson of Vancouver Art School and Dorothy Somerset, director
of the Summer School of the Theatre. They worked
out a design with two side stages and a main one,
all separately screened and curtained. It worked so
well that they sped through the play's 23 scenes
in twenty minutes less than the time of the New
York production!
Great credit must go to stage manager Lacey
Fisher and his assistant Ernie Perrault. The former
is a well-known "alum" and member of the Players
Club Alumni, while Perrault is an undergrad actor.
Both appeared in acting roles in the production as
well. Lacey Fisher's characterization of the undertaker in love with Aunt Trina (played by Isabel
Marr) provided some of the best comedy moments
of the evening. Perrault was well received as the
actor, Mr. Hyde, who comes to board at  Mama's.
The other major honors for characterization
should go to a newcomer, Ed McNamara, who
portrayed the lonely, eccentric, warm-hearted Uncle
On the production side of things very real credit
should go to Dorothy Somerset for her co-ordination of the whole play. Her steady hand co-ordinated the hundred and one little things that made it
possible for Mr. Viehman to give his whole attention to the direction. A well-known grad herself,
Miss Somerset directs the summer school through
the Extension department in conjunction with the
department of English.
A number of other U.B.C. grads were active
on the production, including house manager Mary
Buckerfield, Keith Simpson, who worked on makeup, and stage crew member Tommy Mayne.
A real headache for any house manager is to
face a turnout that became the largest in the history of the summer school of the theatre. Rfcord
crowds on the first two nights were surpassed by
a complete sell-out on the last, and six people actually had to be turned away.
Perhaps the overall impression of the whole play
could best be expressed in the words of one lady
who was cheerfully and openly weeping as she went
out through the lobby at the end of the show. "Oh
my," she said between her sniffs, "it made me feel
so happy!"
The  Cast:
KATRIN Shelah   Norman-Martin
MAMA Joy   Coghill
PAPA E.   W.   Burton
DAGMAR Daphne    Hutcheson
CHRISTINE Barbara   Austin
MR.   HYDE Ernest   Perrault
NELS Scott   Kennedy
AUNT   TRINA lsabelle    Marr
AUNT  SIGRiD...... Freda  Crosby-Daly
AUNT   JENNY Grace   Tuckey
UNCLE CHRIS.... Edw. E. McNamara
DR.  JOHNSON Kenneth   MacKinnon
MR.   THORKELSON Lacey   Fisher
SCRUM   WOMAN Florence   Garrison
HOSPITAL   INTERNE Kenneth   Thompson
HEAD   NURSE...... Beatrice   Thibodeau
ARNE Roderick   Caple
ANOTHER   NURSE Dorothy   Devlin
SODA  CLERK Clifton   Colpitts
MADELINE Verene   Maurer
DOROTHY   SCHILLER... Birnie  Reid
THE  WOMAN Winnifred  Henderson
BELL   BOY David   Hummel
The action passes in around San Francisco some years ago.
Stage   Manager Lacey   Fisher
Assistant  Stage   Manager Ernest  Perrault
Bookholder Ernestine   L.   Hudson
Assistant   Bookholder Doris   Prosser
Chairman Barbara   Austin
Assistants Margaret Musselman,  Florence Garrison,
Daphne Hutcheson, Beatrice Thibodeau
Chairmen Winnifred   Henderson,   Birnie   Reid
Assistants Antoinette    Godfrey,    Margaret    Palmer,
Doris  Prosser,  Catherine  Simmons,  Dorothy Devlin,
Mariam   Fletcher,   Verene   Maurer,   Clifton   Colpitts
Chairman Graham   Hutton
Assistants Gerald Dunn, Ken Thompson
Chairman Keith   Simpson
Assistant   lsabelle    Bird
Operating   Crew Kenneth   MacKinnon,   Scott   Kennedy,
Seymour  Adelman,  John   Brockington,  Tom  Mayne,
Alex W.  Buck, David Hummel
Chairman Mary  Buckerfield
Assistant Dorothy   Bestwick
Summer  School  of the  Theatre  Instructors
Guest Director  Theodore  Viehman
Director       Dorothy  Somerset
Speech Elsie   Graham
Make-up Vivien   Ramsay
Scenery Jack   McCance
Costume Jessie   Richardson
Special  Assistants S.  J.   Leyland,   Dick   Clifford,
Gerald  O'Conner,  Pearl  Sandberg,  Frank   Sparrowe.
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Alumni people away up north in this Cariboo
town run the town library and annually stage a
Boxing Day Dinner, Mrs. James A. Pike (nee Pat
Newlands), B.A. '31 .reports.
Pat and Hubbie Jim Pike, B.A. '32, are the leaders of the Wells Branch, which has another well-
known B.C. Alumni including Eric North, B.A. '31,
Doug Stevenson, B.Sc. '27, and his wife Anne (McKenzie) B.A. '27. Doug is now manager of Cariboo
Cold Quartz.
Eric Olson, B.Sc. '45, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Moore are members and Godfrey Sullivan, B.A. Sc.
'35, is secretary of the Wells Branch.
We'd like to hear more from you people up
Branch President M. Joyce Harvey, B.A. '40,
is now Mrs. Richard C. Holden and has moved to
the mainland to be with her husband, who is a
Science Student.
Secretary Mrs. Macrina Parker, married to a
veteran who will be attending U.B.C. this session,
will also be leaving for Vancouver.
Reports Macrina, "The Victoria Branch has
been singularly inactive this summer as the executive has been unable to meet because the President
was married, the secretary became a mother and
the other officers have been away. However, the
Pall will see us reorganized for another big year."
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Both the Holdens and the Parkers need accommodation in Vancouver and Alumni there are asked
to give a helping hand.
The Wilson McDuffees, B.A. '31, are eager to
see a Victoria Alumni revival this fall. Thev feel
that Cliff Carl, B.A. '30, M.A. '32, (Provincial Library Parliament Buildings), Will Ireland, B.A.
'33; Walter and Joan (Cloteworthy) Rolff, Betty
and Ken Simpson and Margaret and Bob Davey,
B.A. '37, would be keenly interested.
Three U.B.C. graduates are on the staff of the
Armstrong High School. They are Art Linfied, B.A.
'30, Principal of the school; Helen Reith, B.A. '24,
M.A. '27, Frank Snowsell, B.A. '32, who has returned from Intelligence work with the R.C.A.F.
in Europe.
Lawrence (Sammy) Smith, B.S.A. '35, M.S.A.
'38, has gone to teach at Revelstoke.
Ada (Smith) Lintelman, Arts '29, is in Vancouver now visiting her parents after spending most
of her time in New York since graduation.
Sqdn. Leader Laurence Meredith, B.A. '29, is in
New Delhi working on an official record of the
Royal Indian Airforce. . . . Laurence is making
plans for a jaunt into Tibet.
A note from Kimberley contains a petition from
Alumni there anxious to form a branch there.
"We the undersigned members of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association, resident in Kimberley, request
that a Kimberley branch of the Association should
be formed.
(Signed) D. S. Campbell, B.A. Sc. '24; J. W.
Stewart, B.A. Sc. '39; J. R. Giegerich, B.A. Sc. '23
(Mining Supt. C.M.S.) ; Robin M. Porter, B.A.
Sc. 37.
Subsequent to this petition, the Branch was
formed and Joe Giegerich was elected President,
and Robin Porter, Secretary.
We are pleased to announce the opening of
our new dry cleaning plant, completely modernized and equipped with the latest 1946
"We Call and Deliver"
2928 Granville Street BAyview 1105
Pa?e   36
The annual battles between the "Sophs" and the "Freshies" is back to its pre-war intensity
with the return of peace time to the campus and this Fall the lily pond in front of the Library
was the scene of many a dunking. Freshmen in this year's initiation are required to wear
green bow ties (artist style) and roll their trousers up to the knee.
Toronto General Trusts
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Brig. Sherwood Lett, Chairman
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October, 1946
Page 37 ...and They Lived Happily
Ann Sheila Moffat to W. A. (Bill) Street.    She
is a Home Ec. Undergraduate and he a Captain in
the iron cavalry (Three Rivers Regiment) about to
enter Law.
Rose Elaine Murray, Arts '44 . . . Alpha Cam to
Leonard W. Keene, R.C.A.K. of Tornoto. Thev will
reside in Kamloops.
Hazel Estella Perry to Aggie Grad Wilfrid E.
Woods. '44.
Phyllis Brenda Goddard (Arts 44) to Major
Robert Law (Robbie) McDougall, Seaforth Highlanders. Arts '39. They will reside in Toronto where
Robbie is doing post-grad work at Toronto U.
Patricia Marilyn Cunningham, Kappa. Arts '45
to John Stewart MacKay of the radio.
Barbara Joan Elizabeth Lewis formerly of
Vancouver and U.B.C. to E. T. Fraser of Port Hope,
Patricia Mary Knemuir (Arts '39). well known
former Alumni secretary, to William E. Raaflaub
of Ontario.     Both are Grads in  Social Service.
Bernice Maude Williams Alpha Cam Arts '44,
and active Alumni Executive member, to medical
man W. D. McCauley Psi U who is studying medicine at Alberta  U.
Naomi Alice Wood of Toronto to Moral-Re-
armer Dave Carey (Arts '38) at Mackinac, Michigan.    They will reside in Montreal.
Dorothy Hazel (Dodie) Spears to Robert Frank
Morrison from Missouri. Dodie of Arts '45 . . . and
A. D. Pi and R. E. from the R.C.N.V.R.
At All Saints Anglican Church, Brighton, England, Helen Karen Brandt, Arts '43 of Alpha Phi
to Elt.-Lieut. Douglas Barber, (Medal of Valor from
the Russians) )of the R.A.E. They will live at
Cambridge,   England.
In Montreal Helen Bruce Dixon, '43, to Robert
Banbury Wallace, '44. They will reside in Montreal.
Beverley Joan D'Easum of Alpha Phi to Ernest
Arthur Dayton of the R.C.C.S. late of Hong Kong
and Japanese internment.
Lillian Margaret McEarchern, Home Economics
'46 of Alpha Gamma Delta and Robert Barry McDonnell, late of the R.C.N.V.R.
Kappa Vera Annette Lavinia Campbell, Arts '46
to John Martin, Army, formerlv of R.M.C, now rehabilitating at U.B.C.
Audrey Elaine McKie '45 to Robert Carter
Burke, both of U.B.C.
Joyce Helen Sophia Wothe to ex-R. C.A.F.
Delta Upsilon, 13. C. Grad Kenneth Phillip Clark,
'43. Thev will reside in Cambie South after the
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I'll never forget the day I lifted my first railway
tie. Mv back muscles screamed to know what kind
of loose-leaf this was I had picked up, while my leg
and arm muscles stretched like old bubble gum.
So. build the gym, friends, and send our boys
out into the world strong of wind and limb. To
the reputation we own in Arts, to the renown we
have won in Engineering, let us add the glory of a
Department of Physiques, and the post-graduate
Continued from Page 34
Basil Robinson, '40 Rhodes Scholar, and ex-
Armv Intelligence Officer on Continent, .swung a
mythical cricket bat around your Alumni office
during a summer "leave"—is now studying by the
Spires. . . . Also joining that potential PhD. line-up
of U.B.C. men in Berkeley's U. of California are
Gordon Stead (B. Com. '34, B.A. '35). and Jack
Twaites, recently returned from Ottawa. . . . Rudy
Paradis, after nearly a decade of working for a
humming Ocean Falls plant, is off to U. of Washington for a Master's, as is ex-Lieut. Jimmy Mac-
Lean (B.A. '28). . . . All-star athlete Ernie Teagle,
another of Canada's two-fisted Armymen who
bounded back to the campus "to finish her off,"
will be tapped into the graduate fold this fall.
Four U.B.C. grads are located at the Aluminium
Laboratories Limited at Kingston, Ontario. They
are Dr. Hugh Goddard, B.A.Sc. '36; Dr. Norman
Phillips, B.A. '33; T. A. Brock, B.A.Sc. '36. and R.
F. Gaul, B.A.Sc. '41.
Wishes Every Success to the
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