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SPRING I9S8 .Believe it or not, you'll likely earn more than that
during your working years.
So the big question is:
How much of this will still be yours
when you retire?
You owe it to yourself to make sure you keep enough.
Bank a regular amount from each pay
from now on ... at the B of M.
And hold on to a worthwhile share of
the fortune you will earn.
Bank of Montreal
Vol.  12,  No. 1
Spring, 1958
Congratulations, Alumni!
Chairman, Alumni and Community Division
U.B.C. Development Fund
The success of
the Development
Fund Campaign
can be measured
not only in the
amount of money
which has been
collected, but also
in the great number of Alumni
whose interest
has been reawakened and in the
thousands of
friends who have come forward and
demonstrated their support.
It was, of course, expected that the
Alumni would rally round and would
take part in the organisation and
would themselves contribute: but
even on this point, there were some
reservations among those members of
the committee who had seen similar
attempts at bringing Alumni into
capital gifts campaigns at other Universities either fail miserably or, at
best, receive but luke-warm support.
We were not disappointed however,
and our Alumni everywhere, —and
this was particularly noticeable out
of Vancouver, — not only organised
for the campaign among themselves,
but in most centres were the backbone of the community campaign.
Another amazing result was the
number of friends of the University
who appeared from among the general public. Perhaps in Vancouver it
could be expected, because after all
the University is right here, and is
well and favourably known, but even
in Vancouver the results of the student "blitz" proved better than the
most optimistic forecasts.
It was in the communities, in the
cities, and towns and villages outside
of the large centres of Vancouver and
Victoria   that   the   results   proved   a
surprise. It had been assumed that
there would be a certain amount of
support from among parents and
Alumni, but the thousands of contributions, large and small, which came
in from people who had themselves
no direct connection with the University, were indications of the support that Higher Education has
throughout the Province.
Support from Alumni has been
most heartening. There were some
12,000 Alumni for whom the University had addresses. Of these some
2,000 are married to other Alumni,
and while in many cases they preferred to make separate gifts, the
majority wished the pledge treated
as a single contribution. This probably
reduced the number of active prospects to something like 11,000 which
was, in turn, reduced by the number
of incorrect addresses through people
having moved.
Nonetheless, to date, there have
been more than 5,000 contributions
from Alumni, with the average contribution in the neighbourhood of
$115.00 pledged over the three-year
period. Contributions are still coming
This is an effective answer to unthinking critics of Alumni support of
the University.
What now for the future? The
Alumni Association cannot leave off
at this point, to become merely a
collection agency for further funds
for the University. This campaign has
made a lot of enthusiastic friends and
recaptured for the University the
active goodwill and support of thousands of Alumni who had lost or were
losing interest. They should be cultivated and encouraged. They have
made an investment in the University
and have, in effect, asked to have their
interest maintained.
Any failure to do this will let them,
and the University, down.
The open book, with the inscribed words Tuum est,
rests on the Coat of Arms of British Columbia.
The Latin inscription, in its setting, means that
the University belongs to the citizens of the
Contents Include Page
Congratulations Alumni—
Tom Brown          3
Editor's Page      5
The President Reports      9
No News is Good News—
David Brock    11
Alumni Committee on Education—
J. E. Kania        13
Training the Teacher of Literature—
A. Lloyd Wheeler 14-15
Mr. Justice Denis Murphy—
Sally Creighton 16-17
U.B.C. Development Fund  18-19
U.B.C. Development Plan  20-21
Canadian Uranium Development—
Franc Joubin      22-23
U.B.C. Extension Department—
Gordon  Selman   24-25
U.B.C. Athletics
As Seen By Alumni—
Charles Campbell   26
A Holiday in Yugoslavia—
Chris Cameron  29
Alumnae and Alumni—
Sally  Gallinari     .30-31
Open   House—1958      35
Sports Summary—Bus Phillips   36
In  Memoriam     37
Births and Marriages    38
Published by the
Alumni Association of the University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Editor:  Harry T.  Logan,  M.C,  M.A.
Associate   Editor:   James   A.   Banham,   B.A.'Bl
Assistant   Editor:   Sally   M.   Gallinari,   B.A.'49
Board of Management
H. L. Purdy, B.A.'26 ; Past President, Nathan
T. Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34 ; First Vice-President,
J. N. Hyland, B.Com.'34; Second Vice-President, Miss Rika Wright, B.A.'3S ; Third Vice-
President, Dr. W. C. Gibson, B.A.'3S ; Treasurer, A. P. Gardner, B.A.'37; Director, A. H.
Sager, B.A.'38; Editor, H. T. Logan, M.C,
B.Arch.'52 ; D. F. Miller, B.Com.'47 ; Mrs. G.
Henderson, B.A.'31 ; J. M. Lecky, B.A.'41 ;
Miss Mildred Wright, S.W.Dipl.'4B ; W. A.
Craig, B.A.'50, LL.B.'Sl ; ALUMNI SENATE
APPOINTEES: G. Dudley Darling, B.Com.'39,
Peter Sharp, B.Com.'36, Nathan T. Nemetz,
Q.C., B.A.'34; DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Dr. N. S. Wright,
B.S.A.'44, M.S.A.'46; Applied Science, M. A.
Thomas, B.A.Sc'31 ; Architecture, J. B.
Chaster, B.Arch.'53, M.Sc.'55 ; Arts and Science,
Mrs. K. M. Walley, B.A/48 ; Commerce, T. R.
Watt, B.Com.'49; Education, R. N. Smith,
B.A.'37, M.A.'51; Forestry, Dr. J. H. G. Smith,
B.S.F.'49; Home Economics, Mrs. A. R. Gillon,
B.H.E.'48 ; Law, N. D. Mullins, B.A.'50, LL.B.
'51 ; Medicine, Dr. Thomas W. Davis, M.D.'56 ;
Nursing, Mrs. Eric L. Smith, B.A.Sc.(Nurs.)
'50 ; Pharmacy, Mr. O. Gordon Davies, B.S.P.
'56 ; Physical Education, R. J. Hindmarch,
B.P.E. '52 ; Social Work, Gerald K. Webb,
Editorial  Committee
Chairman: Harry L. Purdy; Members: G.
Dudley Darling. A. P. Gardner, Harry T.
Logan, Nathan Nemetz, A. H. Sager, Peter
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      4 The Editor's Page
Fifty Years Old!
Looking Backward—
and Forward
1958 is a year of stock-taking for
the University of British Columbia.
The fact is that the entire Province
has its gaze turned on the past,
searching out the nooks and crannies
of its hundred years of history. But
the University itself has an important
anniversary to celebrate this year. On
March 7, 1908, in the Legislature at
Victoria, was passed "An Act to Establish and Incorporate a University
for the Province of British Columbia".
On that date, fifty years ago, U.B.C.
was born. It is not surprising therefore, especially in this centennial year
of ine Province, that the University
has been examining its own history
and, in the autumn, will publish the
exciting story of its achievement.
Fifty years is a relatively short time
in the life of an Institution. Several
of Canada's older Universities uavj
passed the century mai'K. in i960 the
University of New BrunswicK celebrated its 150ch anniversary. McGill,
U.B.C.'s foster-parent, began life in
1821. In its brief span of years, The
University of British Columbia's
growth and development has been
spectacular. In the first year of operation, the Session of 1915-16, student
registration was 379; in the present
Session, registration is just short of
9000. In point of size, U.B.C. is now
alongside McGill and second only, in
Canada, to the University of Toronto;
as a great and distinguished Institution of Higher Learning, it is the product of a generous mixture of Faith
and Works in its leaders — Legislators, Chancellors, Presidents, Deans,
Members of Faculty, Board and Senate. Because of the Faith and devoted
service of these leaders, the University
has always commanded the loyalty of
its students, whose large benefactions
to their Alma Mater, while still undergraduates, are unique in the history
of Universities.
The aim of our first President, Dr.
F. F. Wesbrook, was to found a Provincial University without Provincialism. Most of those who know U.B.C.
best would readily agree that, in this
aim, Dr. Wesbrook was successful and
that the atmosphere of the University
to-day is liberal, in the broad sense,
and free from parochialism. The first
President died untimely within three
weeks of the end of World War I
which had so shattered his hopes and
plans for the University.
Dr. L. S. Klinck, who succeeded
him, erected a solid framework of
organisation for academic achievement and guided the destinies of the
University for a quarter of a century.
In those years our Faculty and Graduates made a name for the University
whose lustre increases with each generation of our Graduates.
Fortunate in his predecessors in
office, President Norman MacKenzie
took over a well-established institution of Higher Education in 1944. With
incredible skill and application he
piloted the University through the unchartered seas of post-war expansion,
supported by a Faculty, whose qualities of tireless and unselfish devotion
were beyond all praise.
To-day we are witnessing a remarkable phenomenon in our Province
—an awakened public enthusiasm for
Higher Education. The work of the
University, patiently applied through
the years, in all its facets — Faculty,
Students, Graduates, Extension, in
School and Home, Community, Church
and other professional areas — has
touched the minds and hearts of our
people. The astonishing success of
the Development Fund Drive, spearheaded by our Alumni, as described in
this issue of the Chronicle, has finally
given the Government the certain
knowledge that their generous, unstinted support for the University is
expected by the great majority of
citizens in every part of the Province.
Under the leadership of Chancellor
Dal Grauer and President MacKenzie
the University faces the future with
growing confidence. Per ardua ad astra:
"through the laborious struggles" of
her first half-century U.B.C. will rise
"to the Stars" in her second — a not
inappropriate sentiment, perhaps, as
we stand on the threshhold of the
space age.
\[ Oj\ns-,     i'.    l_
Publication date of the Chronicle
was delayed one month so that a full
report on the U. B. C. Development
Fund could be included in the Spring;
From the Mail Bag
"I had a letter recently from Helen (White)
Thorman of '17 from England and she told
me of hearing reports of our reunion and of
how much she is anticipating being at the
one in 1967! I hope that I shall be there
too. The fortieth one was certainly one of
the most rewarding experiences of my whole
"We are in the depths of winter here. Just
heard on the radio awhile ago that the whole
of Europe is pretty well covered with snow
and that some of the Bavarian villages on
the Checko-Slovak border very near to where
we art', are completely snowed in. I shall be
glad to s^e the spring, especially as I have
to   face  the  prospect   of  another   winter  here."
Laura M.   I nee Pim)   Swadell,  B.A.'17,
Graf   Sta  —  7822-04,
APO   114,  —  New   York,   N.Y.,
February   7,   1958.
"I have now left civil aviation to revert to
my banking career. I am now manager of the
State Bank of Ethiopia in the Sudan. I will
miss all the work in aviation. It was a position with plenty of opportunities for travel
all over the world and continual handling of
people and their problems. It was an interesting and exciting occupation being a field of
continual technological advancement. Aviation
has made and is making a most important
contribution in the development of Ethiopia.
"Looking back now to the two and a half
years in which I have been associated with
civil aviation, I find life filled with pleasant
memories of all the travels I made and the
people I met. I had my difficulties as head of
that service in my country because I had to
acquaint myself with unfamiliar aeronautical
techniques and air transport economics. The
job had its daily emergencies and its moments
of depression and sadness. Now that it is all
over I feel a certain nostaligia for the job
as it was rewarding in opportunities for public service. However, I am content in the
knowledge that I gave my best endeavour
of heart and mind  while on the job.
"I read of the striking changes on the
Campus and the development programme. I
cannot visualise the Campus with the expanded facilities. I hops that it will never
lose the peaceful charm and liberal atmosphere which endears it to our hearts."
Taffara    De   Guefe,    B.Com.'50.,
State   Bank   of   Ethiopia,
P.O.   Box   1186,
Khartoum, Sudan,
January 19, 1958.
"We do detailed surveys (the entire ^uiki;
has been covered by reconnaissance ana bpe-
cialistd surveys except lor the JNtgev) ior existing and projected settlements .  . .
"Our ar^-a extends from north of Ber Sheva
to Eilat on the Gulf of Eiat tAquabaj. The
country is lar from being a desert, and in the
north at leaot (of the Negev) njw, in the
winter, Wadis and valleys are covered witn
green and a profusion of bright-coloured
"We visited the Sodom area last week. The
descent into the Araba (bjlow sea level) is
truly awe-inspiring. The area is very hot, but
receives a good water supply from the hills
to the west (saline) which supports a profusion of salt-tolerant grasses (some as high
as   7   ft.)    .   .   .
"We work largely from the salinity handbook with special adaptations, i.e.—mechanical
analyses by sedimentation due to our highly
calcarious (70'X > soils. About the only new
"tool" was our constant companion, the rifle.
(Sodom  is on  the border.)   .   .   .
"Everything I seem to have learned seems
to fit in nicely here. My thanks to the Department and Summerland for that. I am
sending a report on the soils of the north
(North of Ber Sheva), put out by the Soil
Simcha   Zola   ben   Elazar,
Soil   Survey,
Planning   Division,
P.O.   Box   5,
Ber Sheva,  Israel.
brass pot"
— was a bequest
Bartholomew Hathway left to his son.
Probably the most famous "second-best"
legacy was the one the immortal Shakespeare left his wife, wherein he gave his
"second-best bed with the furniture". Such
bequests in Shakespeare's time were quite
common and did not reflect a lessened
regard or affection for the beneficiary. They
were a custom that lent quaint charm to the
Elizabethan Era.
The making of a Will mirrors a man's
character and the character of his times.
Today, Wills are more likely to be concerned with Succession Duties than "second-
best" bequests.
The preparation of a Will is an important
matter requiring careful consideration. It
should be drawn by a notary or a lawyer
and it should appoint at least one executor
capable of administering the estate at all
University Club
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On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 5. The
University Club
of Vancouver,
was formally
opened by His
Honour, Lieutenant - Governor
Prank M. Ross, at
a ceremony held
in the Club pre-
Hastings    Street.
This important event was the climax
of several years of planning and work
on the part of a small group of business and professional men of the city.
That this Club will fill a felt need in
the life of Vancouver is shown by the
large number who have already been
enrolled as members.
Officers and Directors are: Patrons,
The Honourable Frank M. Eoss, The
Honourable Eric W. Hamber, The
Honourable Chief Justice Sherwood
Lett: Honorary President, Chancellor
A. E. Dal Grauer: Honorary Vice-
President, President N. A. M. MacKenzie: President, Peter J. Sharp:
Vice-President, C. H. Wills: Honorary
Secretary, N. T. Nemetz: Honorary
Treasurer, F. W.
Charlton: Directors, Dean G. C.
Andrew, J. V.
Clyne, G. D. Darling, J. L. Davies,
A. P. Gardner, W.
C. Gibson, J. L.
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7       U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE With as little as
you can open a Savings
Account at the Commerce
Why not start saving today at your
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One University—
Fully Developed
Adequately Equipped
The University and all who are interested in its welfare will join with
me, I know, in expressing our gratitude to you for the splendid response
you have given to the first "all out"
request we have ever made for funds
for your Alma Mater. We will now
have a large sum of money to spend
in carrying out our plans, thanks to
the generosity of friends everywhere.
At the risk of repeating ideas you
may have found set forth previously
on this page, I have thought it specially appropriate at this time to remind you of our central aim for the
future of Higher Education in the
Province, viz., to maintain and develop one University. I had occasion early
in the year to address the members of
the Board of Trade at Prince George
on this theme and what follows are
excerpts from what I said to them on
that occasion.
"Education, and particularly Higher
Education, is very much 'in the news'
today, this for a variety of reasons.
The large number of immigrants who
have come to Canada, the increase in
our birth rate, and the increasing
number of young people, relatively,
who want Higher Education, all mean
that now, and over the years ahead as
far as one can see, increasing numbers will be at the doors of the Universities and Colleges, demanding admission. Then too, there is the vigorous and continuing debate about our
educational standards, about the kinds
of education we are providing (this
particularly in the schools), and, since
we have had the proof of Russian success in science and technology, a very
real concern about the relatively
light-hearted way in which we have
been treating these topics, Education
and Higher Education, in the past.
However, because this is British Columbia, and because you and I are
concerned about Education, including
Higher Education in British Columbia, I want to deal briefly with
this . .  .
"My own view, and I feel it is a
reasonable one, is that we should and
must have one fully developed and
adequately equipped University to
serve the people of this Province. This
means that we must  have buildings,
classroms, laboratories, libraries, residences, and all of the various professional Faculties that together make
up a modern University. We must
have a good staff and enough of them,
and we must be assured that each
year we get enough support from
governments, from industry and from
private citizens, to enable us to carry
on our work, and conduct our research. At the present moment we
have none of these at the levels which
we would like and which we feel are
essential. In view of this, and in view
of the other demands that the people
of this Province make on its Government and its Legislature, it would not
seem wise to disperse the funds available for Higher Education by attempting to organise other institutions in
other parts of the Province. This will
no doubt be done, but I would hope
only when we have completed the first
stage in the development of our system of Higher Education, that is, the
proper equipping and financing of a
good Provincial University, serving
all of the people of the Province.
"Having said this, I realise the
handicaps and the hardships which
those of you in Prince George and in
other cities throughout the Province
put up with and endure, because of
the additional costs of sending your
sons and daughters to Point Grey, and
paying their living expenses while
they are there. But this problem can
be best and most economically met,
at the present time, by the construction of student residences and by the
establishment of a generous system of
scholarships and bursaries, so that
your sons and daughters will have
more or less the same opportunities
as those who live in the Greater Vancouver area and who do not have to
pay the costs of transportation and
who, in many cases, live at home with
their parents.
"The matter of Junior Colleges is
frequently raised, and I like to think
that I have an open mind about them
but I would point out that these too
are likely to be expensive and that
you, the taxpayers, will be called
upon to pay for them, if and when
they are established. They have certain values for the community in
which they exist and for young people,   particularly  those  who   are   not
going on to the University, who may
attend them, but they do not and cannot take the place of a University or
of a University education, so that at
this stage in our development in B.C.,
for economic and financial reasons, I
feel that it is better to spend the extra money, if we have it, in strengthening our High Schools, in adding to
their facilities and staff, in getting
the best possible people as teachers
and in paying them good salaries, and,
in developing Senior Matriculation. I
suggest this because we already have
these Schools and can add to them
what is required, and this will cost
much less in respect of administration
and overhead than would a separate
"I am particularly concerned about
this matter of staff, because it seems
abundantly clear that in every Province of Canada, and every State in the
Union of the United States, with increasing numbers of young people
coming on to the Universities, we will
not be able to find competent staff to
teach them, and our competition with
each other and with institutions in
the United States, as well as with
Government and Industry, will make
such demands on the limited numbers
of trained and competent personnel
that there will be few, if any, left for
the younger or lesser institutions.
"These then, are some of the points
that I have in mind when I think
about and talk about Higher Education in British Columbia, now and in
the future."
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efficient equipment which is helping to raise our
standard of living.
When you want light in a room, you
just flick, a switch. It's as simple as that.
And, if that minor miracle is taken for
granted, consider a few of the other
tasks electricity performs in the home.
It cooks complete meals while you are out—takes the labour
out of cleaning, polishing, washing and ironing—keeps
perishable foods in perfect condition, for months if necessary
—supplies constant hot water—brings you radio and television entertainment—and helps to keep your home cosily
warm in winter and delightfully cool in
summer. This is fast becoming the pattern of living in even remote Canadian
homes today.
While the role played by electricity in
the home naturally looms large
with all of us, it should always be
remembered that by far the larger
part of the power generated is used by industry. In fact,
it is primarily because of the availability of this dependable source of power that Canada has been able
to develop her aluminum, pulp and
paper, mining and manufacturing industries to their present position—
which, indirectly, adds to the prosperity
of all Canadians.
When you flip that familiar switch on
the wall, have you ever given a thought to the amazingly
intricate system of power equipment that lies behind it?
From the start, the story of Canada's electric utilities has
been one of phenomenal increases in demand for power being
constantly met, with the result that Canada has become one
of the most highly electrified nations in the world. And, as
always with this enlightened industry, tomorrow's needs are
being taken care of by today's planning.
This Company engineers, manufacturers and supplies a
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We, of Canadian General Electric, take
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       10 No News Is Good News
David Brock Finds the
World Mildly Amusing
Hatzic University has invented
a course in the
Psychological Resuscitation of
Senior Delinquents. For some
time, social workers at the Old Of-
f enders' Unit
have been struck
by the lack of
team spirit among
the prefects and monitors. Sometimes,
indeed, the oldest offenders show a
tendency to mock the researchers by
submitting flippant answers on their
personality tests, and this is apt to
send the researcher home in a state
of confusion.
Professor Emil Fremius, head of
the department of brown studies, and
editor of "The Rap Sheet", has made
a brown study of the driving habits
of social workers on their way home
from the Old Offenders' Unit. "Some
of the drivers are in such a fog, they
switch on their headlights," he declares. "Others are psychologically
impaired. All of them are in poor
shape, and represent a net loss to the
community of well-nigh staggering
The new course will enable the
workers to instil school spirit in the
group. It has been found that if the
old offenders make their own pennants and compose their own songs,
they get into the mood more quickly.
Joking, too, along carefully controlled
lines, has been found useful. "The
sense of humour can be harnessed and
made to knuckle down to work," said
Professor Fremius, pulling up his
socks. Such songs as "We're doing
pennants" and "Thirty days hath
Oakaala" will soon make the welkin
think twice around the O.O.U.
Dr. Rampion Blitch, president of
Mount Erebus College, declared today
that his plant is turning out good
average citizens."What is education?"
he asked. "It is teaching a man to
distinguish between what is proven
and what is unproven. And who decides what is proven? Why, the fine
old British jury of average guys.
Therefore, the educated man and the
average man should be the same
happy fellow." Dr. Blitch denounced
the pursuit of too much wisdom. "The
wise," he said, "tend to be unhappy
about the things which please us best,
and they tend to accept low standards
of living which would drive a respectable voter out of some high
psychological window. By and large,
the wise are misfits. They are just
trying to be different."
"The study of human nature is only
just beginning," said Dr. Fennel P.
Groyle, Dean of Motivation at the
University of Lake Huron. "If we
make a few mistakes, that is only
natural. It is only within the last
generation or two that people have
noticed there is anyone around."
Canada's Universities have been
very slow about entering floats in the
Grey Cup parade, said G. L. "Jake"
Pinworthy, Grey Cup manager for a
large firm of distillers. "If the colleges neglect one side of our total
culture, they're throwing themselves
off balance, not me."
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12 Some Comments
on the
U.B.C. Alumni Committee
On Education
By J.  E.  KANIA, B.A.Sc.  '26,  M.A.Sc. 78,  Ph.D.   (M.I.T.).
Just four years
ago the writer was
invited by Mr.
Dudley Darling,
then President of
the Alumni Association, to meet with
him and Dr. Norman MacKenzie in
the latter's office
to discuss the formation of this committee and consider
some of the subjects it might properly discuss in its
deliberations. It is interesting to note
that at that meeting held on March 2,
1954, Dr. MacKenzie suggested the
following subjects amongst others:
1. Define the philosophy of Higher Education.
2. Is decentralisation desirable? Are Junior
Colleges satisfactory 7 3. Can Universities get
too large? What are the advantages and disadvantages? 4. The advantages of small versus
large Universities. 5. Should denominational
Colleges be affiliated with Universities, 6. A
study regarding a University teaching hospital
of  500 to  700  beds.
The writer was asked if he would
act as Chairman for this committee,
to which he agreed, and certain names
were suggested of people that should
be asked to act on this committee because of their greater knowledge in
special fields. From the outset it has
been the policy to get the broadest
possible representation in the committee from people engaged in Education.
The first meeting of the committee
was called for Tuesday, July 13, 1954,
at 8 p.m. at the writer's residence,
where all subsequent meetings have
since been held. Many people were invited to join the committee and the
first meeting concerned itself with
setting out terms of reference as well
as getting the names of additional
persons that should be asked to join
the group.
At the next meeting on August 31,
1954, there were present, besides the
Chairman, Dr. W. Harry Hickman,
Principal of Victoria College, Dr.
Robert Sharp, Superintendent of
Schools for the City of Vancouver, Dr.
Walter Sage, Mr. Paul Whitley, Principal of John Oliver High School,
Dean Geoffrey Andrew and Dr. Myron
Weaver, the Dean of the Medical
Subsequently, Dr. William Gibson
and Dr. Marvin Darrach of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor H. T. Logan,
Colonel J. McLean, Head of the Student Counselling  Service,  as  well as
Dr. Malcolm McGregor, Dr. Ranton
Mcintosh, Dean Neville Scarfe, Dean
of the College and Faculty of Education, Dr. Robin Smith, Dr. Harry
Smith, Miss Marjorie Agnew, Dr. K.
Argue, Mr. Nathan Nemetz, The Hon.
Mr. Justice A. E. Lord, Mr. Ed Parker,
and Mrs. Pauline Ranta all joined the
The Hon. Chief Justice Sherwood
Lett, Dean S. N. F. Chant, and others
have attended meetings to assist the
committee during discussions of subjects of which they have special knowledge. The original committee, after
determining the areas of interest, got
down to serious and protracted discussions on the various phases of the
terms of reference originally proposed.
From the very beginning this committee became a sort of academic
symposium where people from the
University Faculty and Administration, businessmen, educators and administrators concerned with Primary
and Secondary Education debated the
various problems in the educational
field at all levels.
One of the first recommendations
by the committee was for an increased grant to be made for courses in
Drama, Opera and Music for the 1955
University Summer School, which was
implemented by the University Administration. Some of the subjects
discussed were as follows:
1. Junior or Senior Matriculation as minimum requirement for University entrance.
2. The problems of first-year students with
regard to counselling and orientation at the
From the minutes of the meeting
held on February 8, 1955, it is interesting to note a list of subjects that
were added to the terms of reference
for  discussion:
1. What is the purpose of the modern University? 2. What is a liberal education? 3. Is
a liberal education possible within the present
U.B.C. Arts Degree? 4. Are residences valuable
from an educational point of view? 5. Is the
University a place where people discover aptitudes ? 6. Are we giving sufficient attention to
the better students ? 7. The establishment of a
School of Music.
A brochure available to High School
students was suggested, to help them
orient themselves during their first
year at the University and to be used
by them as a source of reference in
considering University entrance. This
was issued approximately two months
later by the Student Counselling Service headed by Colonel McLean.
The aims and objects of the new
College and Faculty of Education were
also thoroughly discussed and outlined. During the Fall of 1956 a one-
year emergency programme of the
College of Education was discussed
and its elimination advocated. This
resolution was forwarded by the
Alumni Society to the Minister of
Education. On February 6, 1957, the
Chairman wrote a letter to the Minister of Education, the Honourable
Mr. Leslie Peterson, acquainting him
with the discussions of the committee
and with the proposal from the committee that a complete survey be
undertaken to investigate and submit
recommendations on all aspects of
Education in British Columbia.
From then on, the committee's chief
preoccupation was discussion of the
pros and cons of a Royal Commission
and, when a request for a Royal Commission had been decided upon, the
scope and nature of its terms of
reference to be suggested to the Government. At that point representatives
from the Union of B.C. Municipalities, the Vancouver Board of Trade,
the Chamber of Commerce, the B.C.
Teachers' Federation, the B.C. School
Trustees Association and the Parent-
Teachers Association all attended
meetings. It is doubtful if a more
representative group has ever been
called together in British Columbia to
discuss educational matters within the
Province. Representatives from the
Department of Education were also
invited. A brief was finally drawn up.
In the Fall of 1957, the Alumni
Society Executive decided that the
education committee's request to the
Government for a Royal Commission
on Education be temporarily delayed
pending the completion of the U.B.C.
Capital Gifts Campaign. Since then,
the Provincial Government has established a Royal Commission, with Dean
Chant as Chairman, and the committee
is now in the process of preparing a
brief on school education in the
It is the opinion of the writer that
the work of this committee has been
most useful to the Alumni Association.
It has cleared the air on several vital
subjects, as far as the committee
members are concerned, although
many things remain to be solved. It
has also resulted in definite action
being taken on several occasions and
bears no small responsibility for the
formation of the Royal Commission
on Education, which will begin its
deliberations presently. The work has
been most stimulating to the members
of the committee and it is hoped that
it will go on indefinitely as there are
many matters still to be solved in this
highly controversial field. Some of the
discussions that took place at the
Academic Symposium at Parksville in
February, 1957, and again this year,
have been a direct result of the work
(.'one by this committee, some of
whom, including the Chairman, have
attended these Symposiums as panel
and group discussion members.
Training the Teacher of Literature
It seems obvious
that when we are
considering the
training      of      a
* teacher  we  must
y   take into account
* both    teaching
methods and con-
*■**' ',£ tent of the sub-
\ ject. I shall make
only a few comments on method.
At the University level the
present situation seems to be that no
formal provision is made for training in method. It is left to chance.
Previous to his appointment to a full-
time job the instructor has probably
taught some sections of Freshman
and Sophomore English. The students
in his classes have been guinea pigs,
and he has, more or less at their
expense, acquired the rudiments of
teaching method. This is not satisfactory- We should be more systematic: every student should have had
some training in method before starting to teach. He would thereby be
able to avoid some serious errors in
his first year of teaching. An intelligent instructor will always be conscious of method; he will consider the
"How" along with the ''What" before
he goes to meet his class. We should
guide him at the start. Then he can
discuss techniques with his colleagues
and perhaps observe the methods of
experienced teachers. And we ought
to encourage him to come to conventions.
But we should not give too much
training in method. I say this not
merely because we haven't the time
to spare but for two other reasons:
first, we must leave the young teacher
free to find the procedures that he
can best employ; second, we must
maintain our emphasis on content. At
the University level of teaching there
can be no doubt that content is our
main concern. So much for method;
there should be a practical initiation
into techniques of teaching but no
formal pedagogy. Now I turn to
It  is   convenient   to  divide  content
* Dr. A. Lloyd Wheeler, B.A.'24, M.A.'25(Tor.),
Ph.D. (Wisconsin), has been associated with the
English Department of the University of
Manitoba since 1931 and is at present Professor
and Chairman of the Department. The article
is a reproduction of an address given at the
National Council of the Teachers of English
convention  held  in Minneapolis,  U.S.A.
into training in scholarly method, and
knowledge of the field of study. It
seems to me that the work required
for the Ph.D. in American Universities
constitutes adequate training in both
these departments. My experience is
limited to one University, Wisconsin,
many years ago. I have, of course,
learned something of the practice at
other Graduate Schools from colleagues and former students, and I
have picked up some notions in other
ways. On the basis of this knowledge
I should say that the writing of the
thesis, as the crown of the Graduate
work, indicates a high level of achievement in scholarly method. Furthermore, the concentrated study for
"prelims," or general examinations,
ensures a broad view of the development of English and American literature. The successful candidate can
place an author in the tradition. He
has detailed knowledge of several
major and minor writers and of at
least one period. He has some knowledge of Old English language and
literature, even if he has not specialised in the field, and a sense of the
growth and development of the
For the sake of brevity, I shall call
training in scholarly method, skill,
and knowledge of author's works and
the tradition, knowledge. (I suppose
the word scholarship could be used to
include both.) Skill and knowledge,
to repeat, I think your Graduate
Schools provide. With this equipment
a teacher is ready to join a community of scholars at a College or University. And he should be able to
maintain the dignity of his subject,
English, in such a community.
But knowledge and skill, however
important they may be, are not
enough. In English, scholarship within these limits is inadequate. There
is a third requisite, a third ingredient,
Through the knowledge, skill, and
scholarship of its teachers, a Department of English makes its contribution, as I have said, to the intellectual
life of the University community. But
we have a further responsibility to
undertake, another contribution to
make that inheres in our subject. Only
a part of our subject-matter is pure
prose, where clarity and precision of
thought and expression are paramount. The rest is literature, dicli-
tung, the "literature of power" as De
Quincey called it.
Literature is one form of art. If
we ignore that basic fact, we betray
our trust as teachers of English. We
are content to be mere auxiliaries of
the teachers of history, economics, or
sociology, or of any of the other subjects that our Protean subject-matter
impinges upon. Worse still, if we disregard the fact in our own teaching,
we are substituting a cadaver for a
living organism—and this kind of
substituting has to be called murder.
If this is first-degree murder, what
is it we are guilty of, if we do
nothing to exclude from classes in
literature a teacher who lacks taste ?
We may say with Iago that we "do
hold it very stuff o' the conscience/To
do no contrived murder," but we are
not free from guilt if we let someone
else do it. For how can the tasteless
teacher do anything but make a dissecting room of his class ? He cannot
even face the problem of communicating the vital core of a work of literary
art, because to him there is none. If
it isn't recognised by feeling as well
as by thought, it does not exist; certainly it cannot be discovered merely
by rational analysis however brilliant.
Perhaps I am confessing that I belong to the "goose-flesh" school of
critics, as Professor Philo M. Buck
used to call them. Well, I won't stop
for a tiresome defence of my position.
If you don't subscribe to it immediately, with whatever reservations, no
amount of argument will persuade
you that I am right. Certainly I am
not advocating classes in literature
across the continent in which teachers
indulge in weeping and wailing and
gnashing of teeth.
Neither will I spend time defining
and describing taste at any length. I
think there will be a measure of
agreement among us as to what it is.
But I do suggest that it reflects a
fine sensibility, and that it therefore
has certain physiological aspects. Furthermore, when fully developed and
not frustrated by any untoward condition, it works with the immediacy
of intuition. By a mature taste I mean
an active warm response to literary
qualities and technical details like
metre and imagery, an appreciation
of various kinds of literature such as
romantic and neoclassic, and nice discrimination. It may be stretching the
word too far to include a capacity for
and willingness to make value judgments. The person who has such taste
will of course have a respect for literature as literature and will not try to
disguise it as something else.
Let me hold some of these ideas in
your mind for another minute. Some
of you, who have lost the bloom of
youth, will remember A. E. Houseman's published lecture, The Name and
Xatnrc  of Poetry,  and will recall  the
14 Homemaker's Homer
. . . But Agamemnon icas exceeding vjroth,
The son  of Atreus—there's another moth!
Those cashmere sweaters simply mustn't stay
Outside the cedar chest another day.
Well, I've caught that one, but I'm sure I saw
Another by the window. Hear the laze
I lay on thee: sec that thou do not linger—
This is a nasty blister on my finger:
I must be careful with that oven-door ....
Nor come beside the Greek ships any more,
Lest thou, old man, provoke me unto ill.
Just yesterday I did that window-sill,
And, heavens, the dust I see upon it now!
As for thy captive daughter, hear my vow:
She shares my bed in Argos: at the loom—
I've left the pork-chops in the sitting-room:
They'll have to go in the refrigerator.
Provoke me not, lest thou bemoan it later . . .
. . . Then to Apollo did the old man cry—
This afternoon at least the lawn is dry
Enough to mow; all through a week of wet
It's grown and grown . . . Tomorrow I must get
Some more pint-tickets. Lord of Tenedos—
He'd only quarts today, and was I cross ?
And grimly clanged Apollo's silver bow—
What did I mean to do this morning? Oh,
That blanket-edge I saw unravelling.
And swift the arrows darted from the string.
It looks as though the weather would be fine
Enough to put a few things on the line.
I'd better get the whole place clean and tidy,
And drop, for a while, the squabbles of the Atridae!
Geoffrey B. Riddehough, Arts '24.
flurry it caused. I quote part of a
key passage:
"Poetry indeed seems to me more
physical than intellectual. A year or
two ago, in common with others, I
received from America a request that
I would define poetry. I replied that
I could no more define poetry than
a terrier can define a rat, but I
thought we both recognised the object
by the symptoms which it provokes in
us . . . Experience has taught me,
when I am shaving of a morning, to
keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into
my memory, my skin bristles so that
the razor ceases to act. This particular symptom is accompanied by a
shiver down the spine . . ." (pp. 46-47).
Many of us had a good laugh over
this passage, for we were tough
minded, and Houseman's whiskers enjoyed a brief notoriety. I am not
recommending that we subject an applicant for a post as teacher of literature to a test involving skin bristling
and spine shivering. But I heartily
approve of that terrier.
Now if there is any validity in the
point I have been trying to make, if
taste is a requisite for a teacher of
literature, then it is our responsibility
to act as though it were. But are we
doing so ? I think we have been and,
unless I am ignorant or misinformed,
we still are derelict in our duty in this
matter. The only recognition of the
problem that I encountered at Wisconsin was implicit in a statement of
the poet W. R. Leonard. "In this
course," he said at the beginning of
a seminar, "we take taste for
granted." Take it for granted in an
advanced seminar, by all means, but
let's not take it for granted when
assessing the adequacy of our training of English teachers.
It is a commonplace that taste cannot be taught. But it can be tested,
its presence or absence detected. It
must be. Perhaps the lie detector can
be pressed into service. Perhaps we
can employ some such device as I. A.
Richards used in Practical Criticism.
Something like it is a standard part
of the Cambridge Tripos.  Possibly the
best means to employ would be a
private interview of the candidate
with the wisest and oldest Professor
on the staff. But I haven't the answer.
What I have is great faith in your ingenuity: If you think a test is needed,
you will devise one.
Once tested, or its presence detected,
taste can be refined and developed by
various means. And this refinement
should proceed along with training in
scholarly method and the promotion
of scholarship, beyond the B.A. and
M.A. level. If the requirement were
definitely established, the problem
would be half solved: students soon
find out what is  expected of them.
What shall we do with the person
whose test is negative ? We should
say to him, I think—(taking liberties
with Donne):
"With wealth  your state, your mind
with arts improve;
Take you a course, get you a place,
Observe his Honour, or his Grace;
Or  the  King's  real,  or  his   stamped
Contemplate,   what   you   will,   approve,
So you will
stay out of the English classroom."
That is my simple faith—"Let folk
o'ercharged with brain against me
cry." That is our duty as I see it. And,
as I have said before, I think we are
shirking it. We have kept out of our
classrooms   people   who   have   a   dis-
Rhodes Scholar
S.Wayne Hubble
was chosen this
year's British Columbia Rhodes
Scholar. He will
graduate in Arts
this spring in the
combined History
and Economics
Honours Course
and continue his
studies at St.
John's College, in
Oxford next Autumn.
taste for literature, or who are indifferent to it, but who for some
reason have decided on a career in
English. We must use a screen that
will keep them out.
Having said this, I must at once
confess that I realise that, in the
expansion ahead, you will, as we shall,
be desperately searching for recruits.
Under the circumstances how can we
raise a further barrier to acceptance
and qualifications ? The question is
not easy to answer. But I submit that
the impending crisis will not justify
a disregard of the problem. We can
make taste requisite and make concessions, if they are needed, in scholarship. These concessions need be only
temporary; deficiencies can be made
up in summer sessions and in other
Sense and sensibility — we need
them both in the teacher of Literature.
And now more than ever, in face of
the increasing emphasis on Science
and Technology in the Western world.
It is with these weapons we English
teachers must defend the citadel.
In concluding, as a teacher of English, I emphasise my point by laying
impious hands on another brief passage:
"Though I speak with the
tongues of men and of angels,
and have not (taste) I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal."
The U.B.C. Forestry Camp at Loon Lake, near
Haney, was the scene of a two-day "retreat" for
members of the School of Physical Education before the winter session opened. Object of the
meeting was to discuss problems facing the faculty. In addition to discussions the group found
they got a well-deserved  rest.
Mr. Justice Denis Murphy
My father, the
late Denis Murphy, who was the
first native - born
British Columbian to become a
member of the
Supreme Court of
this Province,
served on U.B.C.'s
Board of Governors during the
years   1917-1935,
SALLY   CREIGHTON       and        1938 . 194G.
Four of his five children and his grandson are Graduates of this University
and it is, to me, a matter of great
pride that I followed him on the
Board of Governors as the first woman Graduate of U.B.C. to receive
that appointment. It is also an endur-
ingiy happy memory that the latter
years of his service on the Board
coincided with my own terms of office
on the University Senate, so that I
came to share, as a Junior Colleague,
his continuous devotion to the University and his profound belief in the
values of education.
Respect for educational advantages
and willingness to make sacrifices to
obtain them were attitudes which
Denis Murphy learned early. When his
father, who was also Denis Murphy,
left a village in Cork to look for gold
in California, he must have taken some
unfulfilled dreams with him for he
was to set a remarkable record in
securing education for his children.
This Denis Murphy was one of the
many miners who left California in
1858 after word of the new gold strike
"in the Oregon country" had reached
San Francisco. His party travelled
overland through Oregon and near ihe
site of the present city of Bellingham
built themselves row-boats to complete the last lap of the journey to
the Fraser River.
When he panned gold on a bar below the Canyon with his partner
Frank Barnard, (the founder of the
famous mail and express services of
the Cariboo), Denis Murphy was more
interested in a stake for homestead-
ing than in a fortune. Ellen White was
waiting on a farm in New York State
and he went back for her as soon as
he had enough nuggets to build a
cabin and to buy his first few head
of cattle.
By the time my grandparents' third
son Denis, (who was to be one of six
children), was born in Lac La Hache,
B.C., in 1870, the cabin had become a
two-storey log house, the 141-Mile
House on the Cariboo Road, (later
known   as   Enterprise   Ranch),  where
The Honourable Mr. Justice Denis Murphy, B.A.,
Ph.D., LLD., in the robes of the Honorary degree
received  from  U.B.C.  in  1936.
travellers by stage-coach could break
their journey. I have been delighted to
learn, in a contemporary copy of the
Barkerville newspaper, that grandfather's advertisement guaranteed
"good food and good beds", and to
read in another issue that he was
seen "ploughing with his oxen".
The Denis Murphy who is the subject of this article was a thin little
boy—he later became quite heavy-set
—who liked reading better than riding
Denis Murphy was called to the bar in 1895, when
B.C. barristers still wore the wig of the English
courtrooms. As a judge, he presided at the ceremonies in which his three sons were called to the
bar but he did not live to see his grandson, Denis
W. H. Creighton, B.A.'54, LL.B/55, fulfil the
same tradition  in  the third generation.
the range or the eternal chore of milking. When he ran for election to the
Provincial Parliament in 1900, (early
newspaper references use M.P.P., not
M.L.A.), an opponent, perhaps confused by the record of my father's
Eastern education and law studies in
Victoria, questioned Denis Murphy's
ability to represent the ranching communities of West Yale. He was
promptly challenged to a milking contest of as many cows as he cared to
The challenge was not accepted. In
later years, my father used to say that
the constantly - recurring boyhood
chore had given him the widest hands
of any judge on the Bench.
Denis and Ellen Murphy were ambitious for their children. The eldest
son, Willie, as is so often the case in
Irish Catholic families, was destined
for the priesthood. (Very Reverend
Father William Murphy, O.M.I., was,
at the time of his death, Rector of
Ottawa University). John would have
the ranch. Four of the children, William, Denis, James, and Mary were
sent across the thousands of miles
which lay between the Cariboo and
Ottawa to obtain the advanced education which must also be a Catholic
one. These grandparents died before
I could know them, but I have always
been impressed by the fact that, in
the eighteen nineties, they gave their
only girl this Eastern schooling, although she could certainly have been
kept busy at home where grandmother, in addition to her other occupations, found time to make and sell the
best butter in the Cariboo.
Distance and expense made it impossible for the young people to return
home until their studies were completed but the boys were encouraged
to get to know Eastern Canada. My
father learned French in vacations in
Quebec and met his second wife as a
lively little girl called Maude Cameron, when he visited in Cornwall,
He did not return West until he had
finished six years at Ottawa College
where he received his B.A. and the
Ph.D., which was then exactly what
it said, a Doctorate in Philosophy. In
a letter to his older brother dated
May 2, 1892, Denis wrote:
"Of course it's nothing but examinations
with me now. I wrote for four hours without
stopping last Saturday, and will have to stand
up before the Rev. Faculty and speak Latin
for three-quarters of an hour tomorrow ni^ht.
Then I'll have a breathing spell till June 11th,
but from then till the 15th, I'll have to write
six   hours   a   day."
In June, 1892, the Irish immigrant
and the farm girl who believed in
educating their children were in the
Assembly  Hall of Ottawa College to
16 attend the graduation ceremonies.
They heard their son give the class
valedictory, heard his name top the
lists in every course, and saw him
take every medal awarded in the
graduating class.
We still have the medals, as that
twenty-two year old Denis had them
framed:— a row of bronze and silver
disks set against green velvet around
the picture of a serious, and still very
thin young man, with below, an inscription in gold letters: "To my
father and mother . . . for their love
and sacrifice". My father was never
ashamed of being a sentimental Irishman.
Denis Murphy studied law in Victoria, B.C., where he was called to the
Bar in December, 1895, and practised
for a short time. But there were
several reasons for wanting to return
to the Interior, one of them being the
tragic brevity of his marriage to the
girl who died of tuberculosis not long
after their first wedding anniversary.
He chose Ashcroft, "the Gateway to
the Cariboo," as a good town in which
to build a practice and perhaps catch
the eye of Liberal politicians looking
for a new candidate.
1900 was a particularly busy year.
Denis Murphy carried the constituency of West Yale with so large a
majority that his opponent, G. W.
Beebe, Conservative Minister of
Mines, lost his deposit, and in November he returned to Cornwall to marry
Maude Cameron, whose elder sister
was already the wife of his brother
Denis Murphy remained in the Provincial House until 1902, when he
accepted the portfolio of Provincial
Secretary in the Prior Administration,
but resigned his office and withdrew
permanently from politics a few days
later. He and my mother returned to
Ashcroft where their five children
were born: Margaret, now Mrs. Margaret MacFadyen of Washington,
D.C; Kathleen, whom everyone but
her father called Sally; Bill, now
Brigadier William Murphy, C.B.E.,
D.S.O., E.D., Q.C., B A., LL.D., and
the twins, Denis and Paul, also lawyers and graduates of U.B.C, who
were both to die in early middle age.
A passage in the Victoria "Daily
Colonist," dated 1901, indicates that
the young lawyer's brief parliamentary career laid the foundation of what
was to be a life-long reputation as a
"Denis Murphy. West Yale, electrified the
House in his magnificent speech moving the
adoption of the address in reply to the Speech
from the Throne. Seldom in the history of the
B.C. Legislature has his effort been equalled.
He was frequently interrupted by applause
which spread to the galleries, and as he resumed his seat, the tokens of appreciation
w:rt'   vociferous   and   prolonged."
The first decade of the Twentieth
Century was a profitable one. In 1909,
when Denis Murphy was offered the
puisne judgeship left vacant by the
promotion of Mr. Justice Irving to the
Court of Appeal, he had to consider
not only the increased expenses of
city living but a large drop in income.
At 39 (he was, at the time, the youngest Canadian ever apppointed to the
Bench) he could expect many more
yeai'S of lucrative law practice. But
his eldest child was now eight and
Ashcroft's educational facilities were
limited. If he upheld the family belief in education—and it was impossible to consider not doing so—the
children would soon have to embark
on the long periods away from home
which he, and his brothers and sister
had had to accept. This consideration
tipped the scales in favour of the
judicial appointment. The Murphys
moved to Vancouver.
Denis Murphy was a member of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia
from 1909 till 1941, when he resigned
because the cause of his blurring
vision had been diagnosed as the
growth of cataract on both eyes.
There is no mandatory retirement for
Canadian judges; but he had always
said that no judge who did not have
full possession of his faculties should
preside over a courtroom and, in his
view, the doctor's verdict made retirement his only honourable course. By
an ironic twist of fate, the Chief
Justiceships of both the Supreme
Court and the Court of Appeal became
vacant not long after. Both were
offered to him and were refused. A
judge must have good eyesight.
I am deeply thankful to say that in
the last years of his life, a skilful
operation greatly improved his sight
and gave him back his most beloved
hobby, reading. He died at his home
in Vancouver, on May 1, 1948, after
two years of failing health. My mother
and I were with him.
My father was summed up by one
of his colleague as, "a great judge
and a great Canadian." His court was
noted for its dignity and for the fact
that "Murphy takes more notes during a case than the stenographers,"
a habit of meticulous attention which
may account, in part, for the fact
that his judgments were seldom upset. His most famous courtroom
speech, which was quoted and commented on by newspapers across the
continent, including the New York
"Times," began, with perfect truth:
"Prisoner, it is not my habit to lecture a
man who has been found guilty by a jury, nor
do   I   intend   to   lecture   you."
The speech, delivered after a sentence for armed robbery had been
passed on an American, went on to
warn criminals "who come here from
other  countries," that
"Canadian criminal procedure is simple and
swift and tries to be certain . . . verdicts
once given are seldom upset, and sentences
imposed by Canadian courts are sure to be
carried out . . . not because we seek vengeance
but because we intend to demonstrate that here
in   Canada  law   is   respected."
To Judge Murphy, the equitable administration of the law was a bulwark
of civilisation, a lifework to which
he  was  dedicated  with an  integrity
The writer of this article (on nursemaid's knee)
with her sister. Fifty-three years ago in B.C.
Indian nursemaids were by no means as usual a
sight as Chinese cooks, because the Indians disliked working in houses. But "Denny" as the
tribespeople called my father, had had an Indian
nurse himself, and "Denny's woman," a title which
rather startled my Ontario-bred Mother, benefited
by their approval of his ability to speak Chinook.
My parents visited Ireland in 1912, and journeyed
by jaunting car to the village in Cork from which
my grandfather had set out for the goldfields. The
village priest, asked if he could help in tracing
any surviving relatives of "a man called Denis
Murphy," answered cheerfully, "Now, glory be to
God, man, you'll have to give me more of a clue
than  that."
that could never be mistaken. Outside
the courtroom, his combination of
burning sincerity, wit, fluency, and
encyclopaedic information made him
famous as an orator whether his subject was Law, History, or the League
of Nations, for which he campaigned
valiantly in the Twenties. Newspaper
clippings from many cities repeat
again and again "magnificent," "moving," "standing ovation" An interesting exception to the usual chorus of
approval is the comment of a Victoria
newspaper on a speech to the Canadian Club in which the Judge warned
that war with Germany was inevitable. The Editor called "this talk of
German bogies and preparedness for
war, a mental aberration which we
cannot explain and must perforce excuse." The date of the speech was
April 30, 1914.
He had the knack of sounding extemporaneous on a platform, but all
his speeches were written out and
memorised as he walked up and down
the library. His memory was phenomenal; he could speak for two hours,
giving numerous figures as well as
facts, without making a slip or using
a note.
See Mr. Justice Denis Murphy
The Fund Goes Over the Top
Stage ONE of
the U.B.C. Development Fund
Campaign —
U.B.C.'s first appeal for public
support — was
concluded at the
end of March
with a total in
gifts and pledges
of $8,022,404.58,
PAUL E. COOPER ™re than ?500,-
Chairman, 000,  over the  m-
U.B.C. Development Fund   itial  objective.
The final report of the Fund's Executive Committee, headed by Paul E.
Cooper, was submitted to the University at a special meeting held in the
new  University Club on March 28.
"We are proud and pleased to be
reporting a substantial over-subscription because we know that our objective   covered   only   minimum   needs,"
Mr. Cooper stated. "Now the University is well on the way towards the
final objective of $10,000,000."
Mr. Cooper thanked the 27,747
donors to the Fund. "The money we
have raised has not come from a few
wealthy corporations or individuals,
but is made up of small gifts from
many people across Canada and in
other parts of the world.
"It has been a convincing demonstration of public interest in higher
education and public confidence in the
University of British Columbia."
He concluded his report with the
observation that the U.B.C. Development Fund had raised more money in
a single campaign than had been
raised for any University in Canada
from other than government sources.
National support of the campaign
exceeded original expectations largely
because of the leadership given to this
aspect of the campaign by Allan H.
Williamson and former Chancellor,
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett. $1,470,-
984 was the combined total reported
by the two national divisions for about
19% of the Fund total.
B.C. corporations under Harold S.
Foley accounted for 31% of the total,
or $2,474,799.65, a remarkable achievement in view of economic conditions
prevailing during the campaign period.
Combining the national and provincial corporation figures produces a
total of $3,860,999.65 and reveals that
48% of the contributions came from
Largest division from the point of
view of numbers was the B.C. Personal Gifts Division under Walter C.
Koerner, donor of $375,000 for a new
Library wing. 13,471 individual contributors  here   accounted  for  a  total
Community and
Alumni Report
March 28, 1958
Les Hampsall, community and alumni chairman for the Sechelt Peninsula,
accepts a cheque for $1100 from troll and gillnet fishermen John Daly (left)
and Jim Cameron at Pender Harbour. Cameron volunteered to act as chairman of a canvassing committee in Pender Harbour and here presents the
results of  their first efforts.
No.                AMOUNT
Lower Mainland
Hunter Vogel
Vancouver Island
R. Haig-Brown
W. H.  Raikes
West   Kootenay
C. H. Wright
East Kootenay
Eric   McKinnon
Cariboo and  North
North Coast
C. A. Westcott
R. King
W.   F.   Blissett
G.  A.   Gillespie
E. W. H. Brown
F.  L. Fournier
H.  C.   Campbell
G. F. Davidson
N. L. Carlson
Deep   River
W. M. Barss
J. M. Schell
Darrell T. Braidwood
Stuart Keate
United States
"Friends of UBC"
Other Countries
The public phase of the Development Fund opened in early January with a
public Forum entitled "Science and Higher Education" in the Georgia Auditorium. Fifteen minutes before the Forum began the doors of the Auditorium
had  to  be  closed.   At   least  1000  were  turned  away.
*Does not include gifts from Alumni in other Divisions.
fObtained from Treasury and not complete. Full report in June issue.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE       18 of $2,676,737.84, or approximately
The University Division added 8%,
special gifts 4% and additional matching gifts (including the students'
Brock Wing), another 5%.
Largest personal gift was that
made by Leon and Mrs. Koerner of
S600,000 for a Faculty Centre, now
under construction.
Full credit for "pace-setting" was
given by the Fund Executive Committee to the student body whose original
seven-year pledge of $300,000 for the
Brock Wing did not prevent them
from pledging, at the outset of the
campaign, an additional $150,000 for
student residences.
But this was not all. In the tradition
of the Great Trek, the students organised a mammoth house-to-house canvass of Vancouver residential areas
and, in two hours, swelled the fund
by another $45,000.
All student efforts during the latter
part of 1957 and early 1958 sought to
dramatise    the    University's    needs,
commencing with the first fund donation of $1,000 by the 1957 graduating
class   to  the  highly  successful  Open
House on March 1.
Community committees, organised
largely by Alumni in 63 B.C. centres
produced the biggest surprise of the
campaign. Underestimating by a wide
margin the province-wide interest in
the drive, the Executive Committee
estimated an objective of $100,000 for
communities outside the Vancouver
and Victoria areas. With contributions
still coming in, the final total for this
section should exceed $300,000.
Space does not permit a detailed
report nor a proper acknowledgement of the outstanding leadership
provided by area, community and
Alumni chairman and the hard work
of thousands of canvassers. A review
of this aspect of the campaign will
appear in the June issue of the
Topping all  previous  records  both
in participation and amount, Alumni
produced a total of $556,387.00 from
over 5,000 donors (when "family
gifts" are included). Alumni contributions are still being received at the
rate of about $5,000 a day.
W. Tom Brown, Chairman of both
the Alumni and the B C. Community
sections of the campaign, expressed
the hope that thousands more Alumni
would respond in the final stage of
the campaign and help achieve the
final objective.
Darrell T. Braidwood, Deputy Alumni Chairman, organised the biggest
single canvassing job of 7,000 graduates in Vancouver with ten Class
Chairmen and 1,500 canvassers. Stuart
Keate, Victoria Alumni Chairman, assumed Chairmanship of the entire
Victoria effort during the intensive
part of the campaign.
It should be noted that the Alumni
total appearing under the University
Division does not include contributions from Alumni made through other
Divisions. Estimated overall total for
Alumni, as of March 28, is $556,387.00.
Treasury and Progress Report
March 26, 1958
Division & Committee    Chairman
National Corporations    A. H.  Williamson
D.   M.   Stewart
Objective     No. Prospects No. Amount </r
$  1,350,000
113       $1,386,200.00       102.7
C.   Corporations
H.  S. Foley
H.   Moorhead
H.   Moorhead
C. W. Jaggs
R. S. Ritchie
Hon.   S.   Lett
F.  H. Brown
W. C.  Koerner
R. G. Miller
$ 2,474,799.65
atl.   Personal   Gifts
$       84,784.50
C. Personal Gifts
Special   Men
Special   Women
J.  L.   Trumbull
A.   C.   Law
R.   R.    Keay
Mrs.   J.   A.
$ 2,091,155.00
Stuart  Keate
Special  Gifts
Hon.  R. W.
G.  F.  Dunn
General Gifts
L. C.  E. Lawrence
Students' Blitz
W.  O.  Banfield
W.  T.  Brown
$ 2,676,737.84
Special  Gifts .... .... 2
University J.  M.  Buchanan
M. Collins
Alumni W. T. Brown 350,000      16,000        3,888
Faculty   &   Staff W. C. Gibson, M.D. 76,000 600 526
Students B. Trevino 150,000 9,000 9,019
575,000       25,600       11,433
TOTALS   ALL   DIVISIONS         $7,684,000       42.391       27,747
Students   (Brock   Wing!  	
International   House    (Rotary) _	
TOTAL   ALUMNI  GIFTS   (ALL  COMMITTEESl   4,812   +  gifts	
363,398.29  103.8
71,994.08   96.0
160,699.90  107.1
$   453.790.24
596,092.36       103.7
$ 7,568,614.34 98.9
"Will U.B.C. be ready for them" Richard ond
Anne Gade posed as the undergraduates of tomorrow.
Industrialist Walter Koerner, left, made a contribution of $350,000 to the Development Fund
earmarked for the U.B.C. Library. Here Mr. Koerner
discusses with U.B.C. president Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie, right, and Librarian Neal Harlow,
plans for a new library wing.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE A campus
Free from
A campus
On which the
Buildings are
Connected by
Covered Walkways
A campus dotted
With pleasant
Squares and gardens
This is the University
Of Tomorrow . . .
This is
Campus Area 300 Acres
Teaching Area 80 Acres
Enrolment 8,900
Density lOOStudenrs/Acre
The work involved in preparing a new
development plan for the University began
in 1956. The original plan for the development of the University, drawn up in 1912
by the architectural firm of Sharp, Thompson, had been rendered useless for all practical purposes by the prospect of greatly
increased enrolments and the automobile.
In August, 1956, President N. A. M. MacKenzie appointed a committee to organise
the preparation of the plan and Thompson,
Berwick and Pratt were commissioned to
carry out the necessary professional work,
reporting to the committee which represents
the University as client.
The Committee began two years of meetings,   hearings   and   arguments.    The   first
Campus Area 350 Acres
Teaching Area 120 Acres
Enrolment 17,000+
Density 140 Students/Acre
With the nature of the problem defined,
the planners got down to business. Certain
basic principles underlay their planning.
They assumed, first of all, that U.B.C.
would become a walking Campus, entirely
free from vehicular traffic. By actually
walking the distance they found that a
student could walk from the north end of
Brock Hall to the Research Council building
in ten minutes.
But if U.B.C. was to become a walking
campus special parking lots would have
to be set up to take care of an expected
car population of 6,800 by 1967. New roads
and parking lots would have to be created
on the periphery of the campus and located
in   such  a   way  that   students   could   reach
The Shape
Campus Area 350 Acres
Teaching Area 140 Acres
Enrolment 20,000+
Density 170 Students/Acre
In the ultimate development of the Campus beyond 1970, as envisioned in the
illustration on the right, the vision of the
planners will be carried to completion. The
Campus central teaching area will be enclosed by a perimeter road system and
parking lots capable of taking 10,000 cars
will ring the Campus.
The permanent buildings on the Campus
will be connected with walkways, some of
them covered. The planners have also arranged buildings so as to create garden and
planting areas in proportion to the surrounding buildings.
At the extreme bottom of the illustration
can be seen the residence development which
began to take shape in the middle illustration.    In  the  upper  right hand corner can
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      20 step was the compilation of numerical data
and its analysis in terms of space required
to accommodate the expected students and
Faculty. The committee found there was a
general lack of traffic flow and integration
between parking lots and traffic arteries.
Today 2,700 cars are parked on the Campus
clogging streets which should be kept free
for students walking from building to
Shown in the illustrations on the right
is a circle of one-half mile diameter which
is the ideal limitation of the teaching campus in view of the premise that it be a
walking campus. Also shown in the illustrations is a dotted free-form line which
defines the teaching campus.
their  respective  teaching  and  study  areas
with ease.
In the illustration at right the plan begins to unfold. The white areas surrounding
the central teaching Campus—the area enclosed by the free form line—are perimeter
parking lots. In the next ten years a perimeter road system will have been established which will give students and staff
quick access to their respective areas. Two
new roads will have been established, one
west of Marine Drive and another on the
south side of the campus leading to the
present University Boulevard. Black outlines in the illustration represent permanent
buildings. Note, too, that the campus has
begun to expand to undeveloped land to the
be seen the projected campus medical development which will include a University
The round dots in the picture represent
cafeterias. In this stage the stadium will
have been moved off the central campus
and located on presently undeveloped land
to the south. The blank area presently
occupied by playing fields in the upper left
of the illustration will be set aside for
future developments in the sciences.
The general principles outlined by the
committee are the result of two years of
continuous consultations and hearings. The
plan was enthusiastically received by the
Faculty of the University when it was presented to them earlier this year.
MAr ■•»
Am    I       JJL ^
J; -"tiiTT, -\
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Pronto Uranium Mine was the first to produce in the Algoma-Blind River
field discovered and developed by the author. The 1000-ton mill started
in September, 1955.
This is the Lake Nordic Mine, one of five properties in the Algoma-
Blind River field operated by Northspan Uranium Mines Ltd. Mill capacity is 4,000 tons.
Canada's Uranium Future Bright
B.A.   '36,   M.A.   '42
An article of
general interest
on Canada's
Uranium development is a difficult task because the tremendous importance of the topic
can only be conveyed with statistics, and I know
full well that
figures can prove
boring, particularly too, when the
figures used are away up in the
stratosphere of tens and hundreds of
millions and even billions of dollars.
A round-up of Canadian Uranium
developments would not be complete
without reference to our international
position in this important field. By
dint of excellent prospecting and
courageous financing, and thanks to a
rich country and a reasonable political climate, Canada, in 1958, will lead
the Western world in ore reserves
and rate of production of this vital
metal. This remarkable record was
achieved with characteristic Canadian
free-enterprise speed and efficiency,
and completely within the period of
the past three to four years. In figures, this means that by next year
Canada is expected to produce almost
20,000 tons of Uranium Oxide annually. By 1958, the Blind River field
alone, with a production of about
14,000 tons of Oxide annually, is expected to produce as much Oxide as
the entire United States, and twice as
much as South Africa, the other free
world leaders in this field.
In brief, Canada is now assured of
an internationally important role in
the fast-approaching Atomic age. This
new role will carry with it tremendous
and inescapable diplomatic and moral,
as well as economic, responsibilities.
If I may borrow a poet's phrase "Can
ada may well hold the destiny of the
civilised world in its hand."
At the national level we have accomplished much to give us pride.
Our prospectors, geologists, metallurgists, engineers of all categories, construction forces and financiers have
performed marvellously. In the short
space of about three years we have
discovered and developed across Canada in dramatic fashion, several billion
dollars worth of new wealth. We have
developed about twenty large new
mines to production or early production. These new private enterprise
mines, together with the crown-owned
Eldorado mines, have contracted to
produce and deliver over one and one-
half billion dollars worth of Uranium
Oxide within the next five to six years.
This means, simply, that Uranium, by
1958, will become the metal of greatest gross value produced in Canada.
The annual value of our Uranium
Oxide production will be close to $400
million and will exceed the combined
1955 value of all Lead, Zinc and Copper produced in Canada. It will be
almost double the value of all Canadian Nickel production for the same
year. It will, in fact, be exceeded in
annual value only by Canada's total
Oil production, and not by a very
wide margin.
The capital financing necessary to
effect this production amounts to
about $400 million, a sum which exceeds the $375 million projected cost
of the much publicised Trans-Canada
Pipeline. The new facet of the mining
industry will distribute over $80 million annually in labour costs alone.
On the Provincial level, Canada's
Uranium wealth is reasonably well
distributed. As you know, most Canadian Uranium occurrences of importance are found along the edge of our
Pre-Cambrian Shield, distributed in
the shape of a lucky horse-shoe that
crosses the Northwest Territories between   Great   Bear  and   Great   Slave
Lakes, dips across northern Saskatchewan near Lake Athabaska, crosses
Manitoba diagonally near Lake Winnipeg, and crosses Ontario and Quebec
near their South boundaries.
Now, if you know anything about
lucky horse-shoes, you will know that
for good luck you must come upon the
shoe with the toe facing you, and also
to contain the good luck the shoe must
be hung with the toe down. Both of
these exacting and important requirements are met in the form of our Pre-
Cambrian Shield. Moreover, as any
student of the subject knows, the
more nails present in the shoe, the
longer the period of good fortune, according to an exact formula. Now
Canada's Uranium districts may be
compared, in distribution, to the position of the nails in our lucky horseshoe. From West to East the districts
of importance are Port Radium, Marion River, Beaverlodge, Blind River
or Algoma, and Bancroft. There is
one somewhat isolated deposit in
south central British Columbia that
could become a producer.
The Port Radium district supports
just the one Eldorado-owned mine. It
is small but rich and evidently remains economically attractive to operate. To me, and perhaps others, the
Port Radium mine ranks more importantly than its output of Uranium
would indicate. Its discovery and development by the LaBine brothers, at
the Arctic Circle, and under the most
rigorous physical, financial and technical obstacles, still stands as a
monument to Canadian prospecting
enterprise and courage. Its later role,
in successfully contesting the world
Radium cartel, is now history.
The Beaverlodge district is Canada's second most important Uranium
production area. Beaverlodge will be
responsible for almost $310 million
worth of Oxide production during the
next 5 to 6 years.
The only company, Eldorado, that
has   extensively   developed   its   large
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       22 holdings, is believed to have very considerable reserves of moderate-grade
ore. The history of discovery and
mine development in this district is
not without its share of romance. As
many of you will remember, our
Crown-owned Eldorado company was
the only agency allowed to engage in
Uranium exploration or production
prior to early 1948. They were operating the Port Radium mine during
this period but required something
larger and, if possible, more accessible deposits. Their exploration heads,
notably R. Murphy and A. W. Joliffe,
were aware that there was Uranium
in the Nicholson copper mine, described by Alcock of the Geological
Survey of Canada as early as 1935.
Eldorado launched a large-scale, well-
planned prospecting programme which
proved strikingly successful with
their discovery of the important St.
Louis Fault system and its several related ore-bodies.
When, a few years later, the public
were allowed to enter the field, additional discoveries were made, of which
the Gunnar Mine is the most important to date. Beaverlodge, to my
mind, is a monument to the skill of
Canadian Geologists and Prospectors
who are dedicated to one purpose and
can plan and operate systematically.
Perhaps, of all the Provinces, Ontario
has enjoyed the most spectacular success in recent Uranium developments.
Spectacular for several reasons; the
size and number of its ore-bodies and
resultant mines and the speed with
which discoveries, development and
production have been reached. The
areas of importance in Ontario are
the Blind River (or Algoma) and the
Bancroft fields. I would like to touch
on the Bancroft field first.
The Bancroft district, situated less
than 160 road miles from downtown
Toronto, ranks as Canada's third most
important Uranium district. It is expected to contribute $142 million
worth of Oxide towards our present
sales commitments. The history of
Uranium discovery and development
in the Banfroft field is, like the others,
a  romantic story.
It goes back, like the history of all
the others, to a period of 25 years
or so prior to the proof that the discoveries were important. Indeed, for
two or three decades, some Bancroft
radioactive deposits have been the
training ground for Mineralogists and
Prospectors who were interested in
the nature of radioactive deposits. I
know that I used it as such. However,
the Bancroft field was an example of
"familiarity breeding contempt" and
curiously, it helped to foster several
mineralogical and geological prejudices. Chief among these were the
statements that it was "a pegmatite
district and no commercial Uranium
deposits are found in pegmatites."
This statement is accurate to some extent only. If I had to score it as a
teacher scores the answer to an examination question, I would perhaps
allow it 25 marks  out  of a possible
100, and as you know, that is failure.
It is to the great credit of men like
Bob Bryce and Brian Newkirk and
prospectors like Arthur Shore that
they had the courage to defy many
professional sceptics. It delights me
to think that I had a small finger in
proving the "experts" wrong in this
camp as well as in some others.
The Blind River district, which
should more correctly be called the
Algoma district, will soon be Canada's
and possibly the world's first-ranking
Uranium camp. I may be judged as
the person least qualified to discuss it
objectively because of my role, with
J. H. Hirshhorn and W. H. Bouck, in
the discovery of the district and the
development of eight of its mines. But
since we also developed the first publicly-owned Uranium mine in Beaverlodge (the Rix), and the only Uranium
mine in British Columbia (the Rex-
spar), and had a finger in the earliest
successful development in Bancroft
(the Faraday & Bicroft), perhaps it
is possible for me to look at the subject with some detachment. In fact,
if there is any sentiment in this subject for me, it is towards my first
love, the modest little Rix mine in
I will spare you the history of the
Algoma discoveries, a story still fresh
in your minds, except to point out that
it goes back over 100 years. The discovery of pitchblende in Lake Superior
in 1848 led to the Camray "rush" of
1948 and the Camray led to the Algoma "rush" in 1952.
The eleven large mines of the Algoma Uranium district are expected
to produce over $1.1 billion or almost
70% of Canada's Uranium Oxide over
the next five or six years of production. Starting with 1958 this will
amount to over $280 million per year.
This in turn is more than 80% of
the value of all Copper, Nickel and
Platinum produced in the entire Sudbury district in 1956, a record achieved
after 30 years.
It is hardly fair to embarrass the
Gold miners these days, but I cannot
resist the use of one more comparison,
intended to place Uranium in proper
perspective to the other metals. The
Gold mining areas of Kirkland Lake
and Timmins, have each produced
Gold with a total value exceeding
one billion dollars during their 40
year lives. The Algoma Uranium district will do as well as these famous
districts — in 5 years.
I feel I have said enough to give
you some measure of understanding
and satisfaction with Canada's record
in Uranium discovery and production.
But no round-up or review serves a
completely useful purpose unless it
can be used as a factual foundation
for a look into the future. By the
"future" I mean, of course, that
limbo after 1962-63. It is unfortunate
perhaps that all Canadian producers
have contracts that terminate together   within   a   period   of   a   few
months, rather than staggered, say,
over a period of a few years. Those
few months between March, 1962 and
March, 1963 are regarded by the timid
as having the sudden impact of a
cataclysm. Many of the same timid
fraternity seem reconciled to a nervous disorder, "the five-year phobia".
But, you may ask, why worry about
those afflicted with the "five-year
phobia?" Unfortunately, enough of
them form important links in the
Uranium industry. They include, principally, Government Departments at
the Federal, Provincial and Municipal level. Departments in the fields
of housing, finance, municipal financing and public works, such as highway construction, are most reluctant
to move quickly, and when they do
move, it is often to provide only a
short-term, partial solution to the
problem. One would think that our
traditionally conservative banks and
financial institutions would be afflicted by the "five-year phobia" but
this is not the case. It is a pleasure
to report that most of the Canadian
banks, often with European and, sometimes, American banks, have invested
courageously in our Uranium industry.
There are many factual indications,
being added to daily, that point the
market trend after 1962-63. I could
quote many authorities who support
that view, but let me mention only
one; Dr. Willard F. Libby, until recently of the U.S. Atomic Energy
Commission. Dr. Libby, a specialist in
developing Nuclear Power Reactors
states that we will see "a phenomenal
growth" in the Atomic Power field
between 1962-1972. By 1980 he estimates that the western world requirements will be at least 40,000 tons and
possibly as much as 100,000 tons of
Uranium Oxide annually. Free world
production after 1958 is estimated at
40,000 tons of Oxide annually.
You are, all of you, informed on the
tremendous and successful strides being made in the power applications of
the Atom. You now read of the
Nautilus and Calder Hall and many
other huge undertakings in your daily
newspaper. The power applications of
the Atom are moving swiftly, and
events like the recent Suez Canal and
present Syrian Near East disorders
simply emphasise the need for more
and more speed in Power Reactor
development in order to escape the
near-total   dependence   on   Oil.
When this development comes, probably within the next three years, the
free foreign market for Uranium
should prove important to Canada
with its large relatively low-cost deposits. Will we be ready for this
opportunity? I feel confident we will
be. By late 1961, if not earlier, many
of this country's fine large plants will
be amortised; they will still be relatively modern and although efficient
now, will be even more efficient then.
See Canadian Uranium
23       U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE British producer Douglas Seale directed this
production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" during U.B.C.'s Summer School of the Theatre in 1957.
Extension Department Comes of Age
Assistant    Director,    Extension    Department
The occasion of
the twenty - first
birthday of the Department of University Extension
is an appropriate
time to take stock
of its development
in serving the people of British Columbia.
The Department's job is adult
education.   Its
Campus is the whole Province. The
fact that its staff has grown from two
to more than forty since 1936 is a
reflection of its expanding programme,
the support it has received from the
University administration, and the
ability of its three Directors.
But Extension activity at U.B.C. did
not begin with the creation of the Department. Following World War I, an
ambitious programme of vocational
courses given at the University helped
to rehabilitate many hundreds of veterans. The Faculty of Agriculture
had a well-developed extension programme in the early years, which was
financed out of funds from the Federal Department of Agriculture. They
had a full-time field staff carrying out
agricultural surveys and in a variety
of other ways providing useful services for those involved in agriculture
in B.C. The finanical crisis which
struck the University in the early
1930's, however, brought this work to
an end.
The University established an Extension Committee in 1918. Its task
was to organise lectures throughout
the Province. It was felt that the
University, then only three years old,
had yet to win a solid body of public
support, and the object of the lecture
programme was to create greater
awareness of and regard for the University, and to point out how it was
contributing to the life of the
In 1933 the Carnegie Corporation
made grants of $50,000 available to
each of the four Western provincial
Universities. The money was to be
used for projects which would boost
the morale of the institutions and
would initiate significant new work.
The Faculty and Administration at
U.B.C. decided that a major portion of
the money would be spent on Adult
Education. A survey of the Province
revealed that what was wanted most
by individuals and organisations was
University  lectures.   So in   1935  and
1936 an impressive lecture programme, involving many of the senior
Faculty members, and on a scale without precedent anywhere in Canada,
was conducted throughout the Province with the assistance of the
Carnegie funds.
It was during this period, in the
spring of 1936, that the Department
of University Extension was created
and its first Director appointed. He
was Mr. Robert England, and although
he remained in the post for only one
year, he laid the foundations for
future development. Dr. Gordon
Shrum took over the Directorship in
1937 and for sixteen years devoted his
great ability and energy to the expansion and direction of this programme. When, in 1953, he assumed
direction of the B.C. Research Council
on top of his many other responsibilities, he felt it necessary to break off
his long association with Extension.
His successor was Dr. John Friesen,
who is the present Director and whose
insight and broad knowledge of the
fieid have enabled him to give outstanding leadership to the Department.
In 1935, The University's Extension
work consisted almost exclusively of
lectures to community groups. Today,
the Extension Department includes
amongst its services lectures, short
courses, conferences, evening classes,
correspondence courses, advisory services of all kinds, and audio-visual
aids. The subject matters involved are
as broad as the University's concerns.
Extension has trained people in such
fields as agriculture, fisheries, group
development, drama, arts and crafts,
education, and several of the social
It is not possible to describe the
Extension programme fully in a brief
article. It might be useful, however,
to trace the development of a few
aspects of the Department's activities.
One of the most interesting fields of
Adult Education activity carried on
by U.B.C. is the non-credit Evening
Class programme. In 1936-37 there
were two courses with some 200
students. In the current year there
have ben 110 courses and nearly 5,000
students. A major change was made
two years ago when the closing of the
Vancouver Normal School, where most
of these classes had been held, meant
that the programme had to be moved
out to the Campus. It was feared that
this would make attendance less convenient and reduce the number of
students. Quite the opposite happened,
however, and enrolment has risen
significantly in each of the last two
years. With the opening of the new
Buchanan Building it will be possible
to concentrate classes in one part of
the Campus and to create a real evening-class centre.
In this evening-class programme
the University offers the kind of
course that a University is best or
uniquely equipped to put on. And so
we offer courses in literature, philosophy,  languages,  music,   international
24 affairs, and business, amongst others
—areas in which we can provide lecturers with special contributions to
Another kind of evening-class is the
extramural credit course. The development of this programme has been
phenomenal in the last few years, due
largely to the influence of the College
of Education. Three years ago there
were 250 students in these courses,
most of whom were on the Campus.
This year enrolment will be approximately 2,500 and the courses are
given in Burnaby, Nanaimo, Campbell
River, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Prince
George, Dawson Creek, Trail, Castle-
gar, Creston and several other places,
as well as on the Campus. The credit
for this expansion belongs largely in
the College of Education. Members of
that Faculty (and some outside lecturers) have made these courses
available at great sacrifice of time
and energy.
The field of Family Life and Group
Development is another in which the
Department has made a solid contribution. The beginnings of this service
go back to the early days of World
War II, when the B.C. Parent-Teacher
Federation requested help in providing its far-flung groups with material
on child development. The commissioning and distribution of this study
course was the first actvity in what
has since become a comprehensive
service to a great number of groups
and individuals interested in studying
family life, parent-teacher relations,
and child development.
In addition to its concern about
parent education, the Federation later
became aware of the need to provide
their members with aid on the "operational level." This gave the initial
impetus to the group-development
phase of the Department's work. Since
that time, other organisations, such
as the Co-operative Playgrounds Association, have taken advantage of
these services in assisting their members to be more effective in group
and organisational work.
The programme is especially significant for parents of pre-school children. Not only is this a crucial time
in the development of the children,
but it is also usually a time when the
parents are most interested in seeking
educational opportunities to help them
in the process of guiding their children's development. Extension is
therefore developing a comprehensive
programme of assistance and training
opportunities for both parents and
teachers of pre-school children. Some
portions of this programme are being
worked out in co-operation with the
College of Education.
During the last ten years, some of
the findings of social scientists with
respect to human relations in groups
have become increasingly available.
Workshops have been held, by request,
with labour, industrial and business
groups, as well as with parent-
teacher,  public  health, and other  in
terested organisations. Some particularly interesting work has been done
in the field of inter-cultural relationships which are significant for life
here in British Columbia.
The extension activity of the Faculty of Agriculture in the early days
of the University has already been
mentioned. There is now a Supervisor
of Agricultural Services in Extension
who plans activities of use to those
in agricultural occupations in B.C., be
it ranching, raising poultry, dairying,
growing fruit, or any of a number of
other occupations. He works with
business, community groups, and individuals, and plans courses or consultations through which University
personnel can be of assistance to these
people. This Supervisor is also Principal of the interesting Youth Training School, a two-month residential
school for rural young people which is
held on the Campus during January
and February. These courses began
some years ago, and for a few years
were shorter courses, which travelled
around the Province to the various
districts. In the past few years, however, only the residential course here
Pre-school children listen to a story—one of the
services of Family Life and Group Development.
at U.B.C. has been offered. It is basically a vocational school. The options
are Homemaking (for the girls),
Agriculture, Fisheries, and—as of this
The Extension Department is
pleased to have received during the
past year a grant of $32,000 from the
Fund for Adult Education (U.S.A.) to
pioneer in Canada the development of
a Liberal Arts Centre for Adult Education. Only a few of these grants
have been made to other Universities
on the continent and this is the first
one of its kind in Canada. The programme in its early stages goes under
the title of the "Study-Discussion
Programme in the Liberal Arts" and
is now concerned mainly with promoting a series of group-study courses.
These include such things as "The
Ways of Mankind," "Canada and
World Affairs," "Discovering Modern
Poetry," "Aging in the Modern
World," and "An Introduction to the
Humanities." It is hoped that at the
end of three years, when the grant
runs out, the programme will be
sufficiently-well established to lead to
a permanent Liberal Arts Centre devoted to the education of adults.
Another interesting programme
which is just getting under way is a
series of courses for those employed
in or  interested  in  the  Mass Media.
This work has been established
under a generous grant of approximately $10,000 a year for five years
from the B.C. Association of Broadcasters. The courses are primarily intended for persons with professional
experience, but it is planned to develop a two-year introductory programme for anyone intending to enter
these fields. Courses now offered include Speech for Broadcasting, Commercial Writing for Broadcasting, Introduction to Television, Film Production, and a background course on
Communications and the Mass Media.
This May the University and the
broadcasters are holding a National
Conference on Radio at U.B.C. which
will provide an opportunity to discuss
the role of Radio in Canada today.
Outstanding figures from Great Britain and the United States, as well as
from Canada itself will attend the
A final illustration of Extension's
activities is the Department's work
in the field of Drama. This is perhaps
the oldest of all the services. For
many years the Supervisor of this
work, Miss Dorothy Somerset, administered the various courses and service centres here at the University,
and also travelled around the Province, putting- on short courses for
community groups. Since 1954, however, the Department has employed a
second person in this field, whose responsibility it is to spend most of his
time with local groups in various
parts of the Province, giving courses
in response to local requests. In Summer, the Drama, Music and Arts and
Crafts programmes are expanded into
a seven-week long School and Festival
of the Arts which is now, perhaps, the
outstanding one of its kind in Canada.
These, then, are illustrations of the
work of the Extension Department in
the fields of Vocational, Social, Liberal
Arts and Fine Arts Education. Our
times are witnessing amazingly
rapid and far-reaching technological
changes. The Extension Department
provides educational services for the
adults of British Columbia which will
help them to cope with these technological changes and with the social
changes which are, in part, consequent
upon them, keeping in mind at all
times the value and pleasures of self-
expression through the arts.
In one of his recent Annual Reports, President MacKenzie pointed
out that our University has four main
functions: The accumulation of new
knowledge, the perpetuation of our
cultural heritage, professional training, and University Extension. The
growth and development of the Extension Department at U.B.C. is proof
that our University is taking its Adult
Education function seriously. It is to
be hoped that more and more of our
citizens will take advantage of the
services provided.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumni Report on Athletics
By  CHARLES   CAMPBELL,   B.A.,   B.A.Sc.'38
Chairman,   Alumni   Committee   on   Athletics
U.B.C.'s physical education and
athletic programme has come under close scrutiny
within the past
few months.
First, a student
committee (Stan
Beck, Chairman)
reported critically on extra-mural
sports. Then, in
March, Dr. Mather's Senate Committee investigated
the compulsory physical education
programme for First and Second Year
students and recommended its continuation. The Men's Athletic Committee, (Dean Matthews, chairman)
presented an interim report about the
same time and will follow this up
with a comprehensive recommendation to Senate re policy and administration of extra-mural competition.
Finally, on August 14, the Alumni
Association endorsed the recommendations of its Committee on
Athletics (Charles M. Campbell, Jr.,
Chairman) and presented to Senate
and Board of Governors the following
The Board of Management of the
Alumni Association re-established its
Committee on Athletics in January of
this year. It did so because of the
continuing and keen interest of
Alumni in athletics and because of the
concern expressed by Association
members with respect to the physical
education and athletics programme on
the Campus. The Board also felt that
a general review of the subject was
timely because of the rapid expansion
in enrolment and the preparation, by
the University Administration, of a
plan for the development of the Campus to accommodate some 20,000
students within the forseeable future.
The Committee was instructed to
review the findings of previous Alumni athletic committees, to study, in a
general way, the present physical education and athletic programme at
U.B.C, and to submit recommendations for presentation through the
Board to the governing bodies of the
University. In making these recommendations, it was suggested that
particular reference might be given
to the need for playing fields and
other necessary athletic facilities.
* The Senate Committee under the Chairmanship of Dean Whit Matthews is currently
reviewing the University's Athletic Programme.
It is expected that a report will be submitted
to Senate early in 1958. The following "Alumni Report on Athletics", submitted to Senate
last summer has been referred to Dr. Matthews'   Committee.
Mr. Charles Campbell, Jr., was appointed Chairman of the Committee
with the following members: Messrs.
Peter Bentley, Harry Franklin, Frank
Read, and Harold Wright.
In order to obtain the broadest possible concept of the value of a physical education and athletic programme
at the University, the Committee
sought opinions from a general cross
section of the community and from
the student body. It obtained these
opinions by means of individual and
group interviews, including a round-
table discussion attended by representatives of the clergy, business, education, law, psychiatry and physical
The activity of the Committee extended from January through to August. On August 14th, the following
principles and recommendations were
submitted to the Alumni Board, endorsed by that body, and are herewith presented to The Senate and
The Board of Governors:
1. That regular and active participation in some form of athletic activity is desirable for almost all
young people, and that the benefits to be gained from such participation, normally include, under
a properly-directed programme,
physical, mental and social well-
being and general personal development.
2. That a basic programme of athletic activity should be considered
as an integral part of the general
educational process; that this
programme should start in the
early school years and continue
through University; and that the
University should assume the obligation to provide all teachers
(and not physical education specialists exclusively) with sufficient training and/or experience to
enable them to contribute to the
public school programme at secondary and elementary level.
3. That at the University there is a
place for both intramural and
extramural activity; that the two
fields are in fact complementary,
a healthy extramural programme
depending in large measure for
its success upon a well integrated
intramural programme and vice
4. That the obligation of the University to provide facilities, such
as playing fields, gymnasia, track,
ice arena, swimming pools, boat
houses—to name but a few possible needs, to the extent that
they are required for full participation by the student body, is
parallel with its obligation to provide lecture halls and laboratories.
1. That the governing bodies of the
University accept the principle
that athletics — intramural and
extramural — are an integral and
important part of the educational
programme at U.B.C.
2. That the Board of Governors assume responsibility for the administrative and financial operation of the total atheltic programme and for the overall planning of the programme.
3. That the Board of Governors and
The Senate publicly announce the
University's policy with respect
to athletics and set forth the
form in which it is to be carried
4. That all students registered in
the College of Education be required to complete a minimum
number of credit courses in the
School of Physical Education before receiving their diplomas or
5. That as quickly as possible, the
University undertake a thorough
study of the subject in order that
factual data will be available for
long-range planning of both the
athletic programme and the physical development of the Campus,
with particular attention being
given to the following:
(a) The climatic conditions prevailing in Vancouver and their influence on both activity and facilities.
(b) The background of all students entering the University in
order that the programme may
provide for the logical extension
of earlier individual experience
and for corrective measures where
serious gaps have occurred.
(c) The physical education requirements of the elementary and
secondary schools in order that
the programme at U.B.C. may
help to improve that programme
at this level of the educational
6. That adequate space for future
playing fields be provided in the
development plan now being prepared; and that, in this plan, the
figure of 1.25 acres per hundred
students (as recommended in the
1954 Alumni Committee Report)
be adhered to until the requirements of the athletic programme
are determined and a figure related to U.B.C.'s specific needs is
established and approved.
7. That in campus planning, and
in the location of buildings and
open space, consideration be given to the aesthetic as well as the
functional value of playing fields.
See  Alumni  Athletic  Committee
Educational Statistics Are Surprising
The address given by the Honourable Leslie R. Peterson, LL.B.'49,
Minister of Education, to the Provincial Legislature on February 14, 1958,
contained interesting statistical observations on the educational achievement in British Columbia. He said:
"The facts brought out are very
surprising, and I am sure they are
as accurate as their sources of data:
(1) The percentage increases from
1953 to 1957 of students studying advanced elective courses in Sciences and
Mathematics are: Physics 98%, Chemistry 73'.r, Mathematics 55%. (2) Over one-half of all
students, and this includes General Programme students,
take 4 years of Mathematics and over 60% take at least
3 years of Science including Chemistry. (3) British Columbia graduated from High School in 1957, 5,196 students,
60% on the University Programme and 40% on the General Programme. (4) Of the 3,141 students graduating on
the University Programme 86%. proceed to further education. (5) Last year some 2,400 students entered University; 8% of these entered American Universities, and
another 8% attended Universities in other parts of Canada.
(6) 1,128 Undergraduates and Post-gradute students from
B.C. are attending American and Canadian Universities
outside B.C. (7) 90% of B.C. pupils enter Grade IX as
compared with 53% for Canada as a whole (8) 36% of
B.C. pupils graduate from High School as compared with
20% for Canada as a whole. (9) And now the most surprising piece of information: Over 9% of all B.C. pupils
graduate from University as compared with 6% for Canada as a whole and 7.7'/v for the United States. Admittedly 9% is not enough to meet the needs these days for professionally trained young people, but, comparatively, we
can feel some satisfaction."
Raven Is Versatile Literary Magazine
Co-Editor, Raven
BY   RICHARD   F.  MUNDELL,   B.A. '57.
Whatever the
doubts about the
functions of a
Literary Magazine on our Campus resulting
from certain former editions, they
are allayed by
the appearance of
RAVEN 5. The
word is virtuosity — in format,
in variety, in
individual achievement. The result has
been a wide sale, and a spate of submissions for the next issue.
Of the five short stories, "Permanent Wave" seems the most totally
memorable. The antagonism of male
and female, (both embodiments well-
realised) and the unwilling fascination often a part of that opposition
are as indefinable as the writing is
evocative and controlled. The story
of "Chad" is an amusing spoof of conscious, not to say militant, aestheti-
cism, closing with a parody of the
familiar name-dropping, I-was-there
reminiscence. If "Hunters in the
Night" appears the less by comparison with the other entries it is because it lacks a 'point'. Nevertheless,
for sheer conjuring of an off-beat but
familiar mood, it takes no second
place; it lingers in the mind together
with excellent illustration which accompanies it.
The most ambitious piece is least
successful, for "Diamonds Threaded
Yellow" founders somewhat out of
control at times, and word-coupling,
however effective in due time and
place, becomes here only an annoying
mannerism. The story bristles with
remarkable things but the prose presents   them    out   of   focus,   and   one
concludes    that   a   careful    rewriting
could result  in something fine.
The poetry too is varied. "Poem"
has that adamantine quality which
suggests that any alteration could
only shatter, a quality which appears
in    both    Miss    Kent-Barber's    short
story and her poem, (which is so
utterly memorable in conjunction with
the accompanying illustration). "Suc-
cuba" summons mephitic and supernatural powers in a lyric which mesmerises not only sight and touch, but
the often neglected sense of smell.
Mr.   Justice   Denis   Murphy
It was a great solace to my father
after 1941 that he was able to continue his work on the University's
Board of Governors, drawing on
twenty-two years of previous experience, to carry out such important
tasks as the Chairmanship of the
Committee which chose Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie to succeed Dr. Klinck as
President. He would never have
claimed any individual achievement
for these long years of service but his
time on the Board covered every
aspect of the University's history, except the actual founding. The short
rations and restricted quarters of the
"University of the Shacks," the battle
for the move to Point Grey; the bitter
budget difficulties of the Thirties; the
impact of a Second World War and
of a madly accelerating enrolment
were all part of his deep concern.
Denis Murphy gave his voluntary
service to U.B.C. from the days when
the background of a University education was so rare in the public life
of this Province that it was sometimes very difficult to persuade politicians to take the right attitude towards the struggling Universiy. He
regarded this work as second in importance only to the upholding of the
best traditions of the Bench. No one
ever believed more firmly in the
values of education, or demonstrated
more clearly in his own life how those
values could shape a man.
Alumni Athletic Committee
8.   That   additional   facilities   found
to  be  required  for  the  carrying
out  of  the  University's  physical
education and athletic programme
be   listed  with  other  capital  requirements, and that the development of these facilities be based
upon the requirements of a programme of full and regular participation    in    athletics    by    the
student body.
The Board of Management of the
Alumni Association, having endorsed
the above principles and recommendations, requests that they be given
full consideration by The Senate and
The Board of Governors of the University as soon as possible.
Canadian Uranium
I am confident that present Canadian milling costs, now about one-half
of American costs, will be further
reduced. Several of our mines have
ore reserves for a score of years; at
least two in the Algoma field claim
two-score years. Some Canadian
Uranium mines may prove to have
recoverable by-product metals such as
the rare earths, Thorium and Pyrite.
A probable producer of Columbium in
Ontario may reverse this order and
produce Uranium as a by-product. In
brief, I predict a bright post — 1962
future  for   Uranium   in   Canada.
LI    B.  C     ALUMNI   CHRONICLE ■i.     s-^C' Jf4&4,
-;i^*'. :
A Montevideo warehouse "up to its ears" in wool. The gentleman
with the striped lie is the manager of the Royal Bank branch in
Montevideo, picking up pointers on the wool business.
What's a banker doing here?
He's learning about his customer's business at first
hand. Of course, visits like this won't make him an expert grader, but this Royal Bank manager does know a
lot about the financial operations of the wool business.
This habit of seeking information first-hand is
typical of Royal Bank managers everywhere . . . one
reason why the Royal stands so high at home and
abroad and why it is Canada's largest bank.
*The Royal Bank has been established in Montevideo since 1919.
U.   B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      28 a u b c grad takes
A Holiday in Yugoslavia
By  CHRIS CAMERON,   B.A.  '53,  M.Sc.   '55.
My happiest
memories of Yugoslavia will be
of the vigorous,
warm - hearted
people who live
there. They welcomed me with
the most friendly and generous
hospitality where-
ever I went and
invited me to join
them swimming
and dancing, to have meals in their
homes and even to stay with them.
For example, during my first day
in Yugoslavia I shared a table in a
restaurant in Rijeka with two women
on holiday from Sarajevo. I hadn't
yet learned that it is almost impossible to catch a waiter's eye in Yugoslavia; you have to shout, but with
their help I finally got some lunch.
One spoke French and the other German and we spent a hilarious afternoon together drinking coffee, talking
and laughing over our language difficulties. They left me only after urging
me to come and stay with them in
Another day on a boat, I met a
couple from the University of Ljubljana on their way to the island of
Rab for a holiday. They asked me all
sorts of questions about life in England and Canada and were genuinely
disappointed that I wouldn't be passing through Ljubljana as they wanted
me to visit them there. Incidentally I
was the first person they had ever
met for whom English was the native
The favourite topic of conversation
was the comparison of living standards and I learned something of their
lives matching question for question.
Also I stayed with families where-
ever possible. White collar workers
seem to earn between nine and fifteen
thousand dinars monthly; professional
workers more, rising to twenty or
twenty-five thousand for doctors;
peasants and fishermen probably less
than nine thousand, but I wasn't able
to talk to many. A dollar, by the
way, is about 400 dinars. Rents are
low, medical insurance is completely
comprehensive and there is no income tax. Food is expensive in terms
of these salaries. Bread costs fifty to
seventy dinars a kilo (about two
pounds) and is the staple food, adults
eating nearly a kilo a day. Fruit and
vegetables are cheap but of limited
variety   as   the   markets   depend   on
local produce. Cheese and meat cost in
the range of 400 to 700 dinars a kilo
which probably explains the high proportion of starch in their diet.
I did not see many ready-made
clothes in the stores though there
were plenty of materials on sale. In
the country and in the villages I saw
quite a variety of peasant costumes,
but the dress of the townspeople is
casual and not very colourful. I think
perhaps it is their custom, because
brightly dressed American matrons
attract amused stares. Shoes are
clumsy and of poor quality. A pair of
leather shoes must represent a week's
wages for most people.
I never met anyone who owned a
car or a motorbike. The price would
probably be astronomical as all imported goods are very, very expensive.
The smallest typewriter I saw on sale
cost 250,000 dinars. The buses that
run between towns are modern and
comfortable but private transport relies on horses and donkeys. On some
of the mountain roads nothing but a
donkey or a jeep would be feasible
I can hardly expect to enthral
U.B.C. Alums with descriptions of
mountain scenery, but it really is
most impressive. In the north, in
Slovenia, the mountains are high and
steep and covered with lush evergreen
vegetation. Further south on the
coast, they become rocky and barren;
beautiful in quite a different way. To
see the sun go down on the Bay of
Kotor, a deep gorge running for miles
into these mountains, is what I imagine it must be like to see a sunset
on the moon—black shadows, purple
rocks and not a sign of vegetation.
All along the Dalmatian coast I
saw ancient walled towns in the hills
and on the islands. From the sea the
town of Korcula appears to be a city
of white stone, surrounded by fortresses with the cathedral rising in
the middle. It is a peaceful town nowadays, mostly residential within the
walls. To a Canadian, it really is quite
astonishing to find ordinary people
in ordinary western dress living in the
old houses in the dark narrow streets.
Dubrovnik has been described as
the most beautiful city on the Adriatic. In fact so much has been written
of its beauties that there is not much
I can add except that it is all true.
From the sea, from the mountains,
from the walls it is a jewel. It is a
small town of about 17,000 but an
important tourist centre and very gay
and friendly.
After such a short visit, there is
not much I can say about the effect
of a communist government on the
lives of the people. As a tourist, the
restrictions are negligible. A visa is
required but is obtainable on twenty-
four hours' notice. It must be presented along with one's passport for
registration with the police in every
place visited. The same is true of
Spain and Italy, incidentally.
It was difficult to start a political
conversation with Yugoslavs. I tried
casual references to the disarmament
conference, Suez, Algeria, but after
a few superficial remarks they usually
let it drop. Perhaps those I met were
not very interested in foreign affairs,
but being a visitor, I did not like to
make provocative remarks about internal politics. Or the reticence may
arise from the prsence of secret police. I was told they exist and certainly did see people glancing over
their shoulders before making any
political comment. Mail is sometimes
opened, not often, but I was asked to
avoid any political comment when
writing  from   England.
I noticed that a photograph of Tito
hangs in every shop, cafe, hotel, etc.,
and was told that it is a symbol of
state ownership as none of these
places is privately owned.
Life may not be carefree in Yugoslavia but it certainly can be happy.
The smallest towns I visited on the
coast had somewhere to dance and
to drink wine in the evening. A three
or four-piece orchestra played familiar old tunes and everyone did a slow
foxtrot. Often I saw groups of Yugoslavs spending the evening in a cafe
singing in beautiful harmony to the
accompaniment of a guitar or ac-
cordian. Young people, in fact, seemed
to spend their leisure time in the
cafes and in the streets with their
friends—no television there.
I hope my impressions after such a
short holiday are not completely erroneous; but I found Yugoslavia to be
a beautiful country, proud, independent and fascinating. Some day I will
return — what more can I say ?
Have you bought your tickets
for the Annual Alumni Dinner
in Brock Hall April 24. Tickets
at $2.50 each, are on sale in
the Alumni Offices, AL. 4200.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumnae & Alumni
(Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U. B. C. Alumni
Chronicle,   252   Brock   Hall,   U.B.C,   for   the
next  issue  not  later than  May   15.)
Henry I. Andrews, B.Sc, is now Vice-
President of Planning Research and Development with the Powell River Company Limited.
Mr. Andrews has been with the Company since
graduation and was formerly Vice-President of
Pulp and Paper Manufacture and Technical
Pharic D. I. Honeyman, M.C, B.Sc, President of the Inspiration Consolidated Copper
Company in Inspiration, Arizona, was named
"Man of American Mining for 1957" by
World Mining—the minerals industry trade
magazine published in San Francisco—- for his
foresight in solving difficult metallurgical and
mining problems at the Inspiration Mine. The
award symbolising this hi^h distinction was
made at the National Western Mining Conference   in   Denver,   Colorado   on   February   7,
Mrs. D. Roland Muh-ner (nee NORAH
WILMS), B.A., Ph.D. (Tor.), is the busy,
capable wife of the Speaker of The House of
Commons. In her demanding new role Dr.
Michtner is able to draw upon a lifetime of
intellectual activity together with a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities
relevant to her husband's political position,
i See Spring, 1956 Chronicle, p. 22, for a review
of her latest book: "Maritain on the Nature of
Man   in  a  Christian   D mocracy".)
John V. Clyne, Q.L., Li.A., early this year
resigned as a member of the B.C. Supreme
Court in favour of a business career on his
appointment as Chairman of the Board of
Directors,  MacMillan  and   Bloedel  Limited.
Harold E. Bramston-Cook, B.A.Sc, M.A.-
Sc'25, who has over 30 years' experience
in petroleum and petro-chemical research, manufacturing and sales and who is now a Vice-
President and Director of the Oronite Chemical
Company of New York—a petro-chemical subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company of California—has been selected to attend the Senior
Reserve Officers' Course to be conducted at the
Naval War College, Newport, R.I., from May 24
to June 6. This course is designed to further
an understanding of current naval operating
concepts and of the elements of naval warfare
and includes full participation in the annual
Global Strategy discussions. Mr. Bramston-
Cook served in both World Wars and now holds
the rank of Captain with the U.S.N.R.-R. in
which he commands U.S.N.R. Petroleum Company 3-1, an all-officer technical command.
Ernest J. Knapton, B.A., M.A. (Oxon.), A.M.,
Ph.D. (Harvard), Head of the History and
Government Department, Wheaton College,
Norton, Mass., is the author of a recently
published History textbook by Charles Scrib-
ner's Sons entitled "Europe: 1450-1815". Dr.
Knapton, who was B.C.'s Rhodes Scholar for
1925, is Associate Editor of the American
Oxonian, the publication of American Rhodes
Scholars. He is a member of the American
Association. He has written two other books:
"The Lady of the Holv Alliance: The Life of
Julie de Krudener", published by the Columbia
University Press in 1939, and "France Since
Versailles", published by Holt in 1952, as w^ll
as   many   articles   and   reviews   for  periodicals.
John E. Liersch. B.A., B.A.Sc'27, M.F.
(Wash.), Executive Vice-President of the Powell
River Company, and former Head, Department
of Forestry, U.B.C, was appointed a member
of the Royal Commission, recently established
by the Government of British Columbia to inquire into, assess, and report upon the Public
School educational system of the Province.
A.     Bruce    Macdonald,     B.A.,     Commercial
Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Bonn
since 1952, is now Commercial Counsellor,
Office of the High Commissioner for Canada in
New Delhi, India.
Bert H. Tupper, B.A.Sc, with the Northwest Telephone Company since its inception in
1929 and formerly Vice-President and General
Manager, was appointed Chief Engineer of the
B.C. Telephone Company effective January 1,
1958. Mr. Tupper has had an outstanding
career in the field of commercial radio-telephony
in B.C.
Nicolas H. Abram-
son, B.A., Manager of
the Hudson's Bay
Company in Vancouver for 18 months,
was transferred to
Winnipeg in January
ai Assistant Manager
for all Retail Stores.
He has been with the
Company since 1936.
John L. Plant, B.A.Sc, LL.D.'45, a Director, and formerly Executive Vice-President,
Collins Radio Company of Canada Limited, was
appointed Executive Vice-President and General
Manager, Avro Aircraft Limited in December
last. Mr. Plant retired in 1956 from the R.C.A.F.
in  the  rank of Air Vice-Marshall.
W. Douglas Wallace, Commercial Secretary
in Djakarta, Indonesia, since 1953, is now
in Ottawa as Area Trade Officer for Asia and
the Middle East for the Department of Trade
and  Commerce.
Frederic Charles (Eric) Brooks, B.S.A.,
H.A.'24, Honorary President of the Alpine
Club of Canada, represented Canada at
the Centenary Banquet of "The Alpine Club"
in London, England. Alpinists from twenty-six
countries joined the celebrations in the English
Club, which is the oldest of the climbing organisations. Sir John Hunt was Master of Ceremonies and Tenzing Norkey was among the
distinguished guests. Mr. Brooks was President
of the Alpine Club of Canada from 1941-1947.
William A. Schultz, Q.C, B.Com., B.A/34,
who practiced law in Vancouver since 1937,
was appointed Judge of the Prince Rupert
County Court in February last. He has acted
as Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Vancouver, Acting Crown Prosecutor for the County
of Vancouver and Crown Counsel at the Vancouver Assizes. At the time of his appointment,
Judge Schultz was Chairman of the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee of the
B.C.  Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Percy   Saltzman,    B.A.,    Meteorologist   with
the   Federal   Government   in   Toronto,   appears
at 7 o'clock five nights a week over CBC's TV
programme,   "Tabloid",  where he forecasts the
weather for  Canada.
Wilfrid H. Jeffrey, B.A.Sc, Vice-President
and General Manager of Philco Corporation
of Canada Limited, was elected President of
the 114-member Radio-Electronics-Television
Manufacturers Association of Canada in late
John E. Milburn, B.A., formerly with
Northern Electric Company, Limited, Montreal,
has been promoted to District Manager of B.C.
with   headquarters   in   Vancouver.
Robert W. Wellwood, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.
(Duke), Professor, Faculty of Forestry at U.
B.C., is on leave of absence until June 1. During this time he will be Visiting Professor at
the Yale School of Forestry in Connecticut.
Arthur H. Sager, B.A., Director, The
Alumni Association of the University of British
Columbia, was recently elected a member of
the North Vancouver School Board. Mr. Sagar
was also elected President of the Metropolitan
Branch of the B.C. School Trustees Association
in January  last.
Lloyd F. Detwiller, B.A., M.A.'40, Assistant
Commissioner of the B.C. Hospital Insurance
Service returned to his position in December
last after a two-and-a-half-year leave of absence to attend the Graduate Course in Hospital Administration offered by the University
of   Minnesota.
Frank   B.    Clarke,    B.A.,    LL.B.'48,    is   now
Consul and Trade Commissioner for the Department of Trade and Commerce in Boston, Mass.
Kenneth N. F. Shaw, B.A., M.A.'42, Ph.D.,
formerly with the Metabolic Laboratory, University of Utah, is now Senior Research Fellow
with the Gates and Crellin Laboratories of
Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
where he is working with the group directed by
Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate, in research
on   mental  disorders.
Robert    M.    Clark,
B.Com., B.A/42, A.M.,
Ph.D.(Harvard), Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Political Science, U.B.C, has been
asked by the Federal
Government to make a
study of the Old Age
Security System of the
United States and to
compare it with the
Old Age Security System of Canada. Public Finance has been
Dr. Clark's chief field
of study and publication since graduation
from U.B.C He has undertaken this new study
in addition to his University work.
George J. Crane, B.A.Sc, M.E.I.C, formerly with the Electric Reduction Company of
Canada, has been appointed to the post of
General Manager and Chief Engineer of Huron
Chemicals   Limited,   Toronto.
Peter S. Mathewson, B.A., Assistant Superintendent of Agencies, Western Canadian Division of the Sun Life Assurance Company of
Canada, spoke at the regular monthly luncheon
meeting of the Life Underwriters' Association
of Vancouver, February 28. As usual at these
luncheons, a large number of Commerce students were present as guests of individual
Ernest J. Sutherland, B.A., formerly in
charge of the Edmonton Branch of the General
Paint Corporation of Canada Limited, has recently returned to Vancouver as Technical
Co-ordinator  for  the  Corporation.
Eva Webb, B.A.. B.L.S. (Tor.), has been
with the Regina Public Library since July
1957. Since graduation her assignments have
included library work with the Royal Canadian
Navy, and in England, Toronto and in the
Okanagan Valley with headquarters in Kelowna.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      30 1943
John I). Creighton,
B.A., B.A.Sc/43, was
appointed Manager of
Purchasing, Alaska
Pine and Cellulose
Limited, effective February 1. Mr. Creighton has been associated with different Div-
^fHH^,      dr isions of the Company
j^^L ^^mSIKKF f°r the I)aHt  12 years.
William Bell Thompson, B.A., M.A.'47,
Ph.D. (Tor.), is a member of Dr. Thone-
mann's team of scientists at Harwell, England,
which is engaged on the controlled thermonuclear reaction project of harnessing the
power of the hydrogen bomb for peaceful
Norman M. Wood, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc/49, has
been appointed to the Felt Sales Staff of
Kenwood Mills Limited and is representing the
Company in Mid-Western and Western Canada.
He resides in Vancouver.
Edward T. Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc, M.S.
(C.I.T.), has been promoted to the position of
Assistant Professor with the Department of
Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of
Technology,   Pittsburgh,   Penn.
Robert A. Lewis, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Western      Representative,      Agricultural      and
Chemical Sales,  Pfizer Canada Limited.
W. B. Douglas Carter, B.A., B.S.W/50,
M.S.W/51, R.C.A.F., was promoted from Flying Officer to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant in
January last. F/L Carter served with the
R.C.A.F. from May 1942 to the end of the War,
flying many different types of aircraft. In 1952
he rejoined the R.C.A.F. as a Pilot Officer. After
four years flying duty he transferred to the
Social Service list and since that time has
worked  as  an  area  Social Welfare  Officer.
Lillian Matheson Cowie, B.A., M.A/51,
Ph.D., recently received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Queen's University. Dr.
Cowie is presently on the Staff of Wesley an
College at  Macon,  Ga.
Gordon W. Lade, B.Com., LL.B/51, formerly
with the Legal Department of Mobil Oil of
Canada Limited, has joined Richfield Oil
Corporation as Solicitor for the Canadian
Edward R. Larsen, B.A., B.A.fOxon.t,
Executive Assistant to The Honourable G. R.
Pearkes, Minister of Defence, has been appointed Headmaster of Shawnigan Lake School
for Boys effective June 30, 1958. Mr. Larsen
had been Assistant Headmaster of Shawnigan
for several years following his graduation from
Oxford in  1953.
Patrick L. McGeer, B.A., Ph.D. (Princeton),
who is now in his final year of Medicine here,
was recently given honourable mention for a
paper submitted, in competition with students
throughout the United States and Canada, to
the 1957 Schering Award Contest. Dr. McGeer
has for the past few years been active in Research into the biochemical factors of mental
illness which is being carried on in the
Aaro E. Aho, B.A., B.A.Sc, Ph.D. (Calif.),
has established his own Geological Consulting
practice at 4219 Lions Avenue, North Vancouver. Since graduation, Dr. Aho has spent the
last ten years gaining practical experience,
first, with Geological Survey of Canada and
later, as Exploration Manager for British
Yukon Exploration Company, Limited in the
Yukon and Northern B.C.
Douglas C. Basil, B.Com., B.A/50, Ph.D.
(Northwestern), Associate Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty, University of
Minnesota, School of Business Administration,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, was incorrectly commented upon in the last issue of the Chronicle
(Winter  1957)   as  having  recently  accepted  a
position on the staff at the University of Manitoba instead of at the University of Minnesota.
Upon graduating from U.B.C. with First Class
Honours, he journeyed to the London School of
Economics on a Hudson's Bay Overseas Scholarship in 1949 and there completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
(D.B.A.). Upon his return from England, he
accepted an Instructorship at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. By 1954 he had
completed his Ph.D. and later stayed on at
Northwestern as an Assistant Professor. In
1956 he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship
Grant to Harvard University as a Visiting
Professor for the summer, after which he
accepted his present position with the University  of  Minnesota.
E. Peter Duval, B.A., LL.B/50, formerly
Assistant Trust Officer of the California Bank,
Los Angeles, was elected Assistant Vice-President in December, 1957. He has been associated
with the Bank  since   1951.
Frank G. P. Lewis, B.A., LL.B/50, was
elected President of the John Howard Society
of   British   Columbia   for   1957-58.
Alexander A. McDonald, II. A., LL.B/50,
formerly Acting Magistrate, was elevated at
the end of last year to the office of Magistrate
for  the  City  of   Vancouver.
A. Ronald Tarves, B.S.A., District Agriculturist at Quesnel for the B.C. Department of
Agriculture for the past eight years, joined the
staff of the CBC Vancouver's Farm and Fisheries Department in January last. His voice is
heard at 7:00 a.m. on the Fisheries Broadcast
and at 12:30 p.m. on the Farm Broadcast, Monday  through  Friday.
Tage N. A. Wickstrom, B.A., B.Eil/57,
formerly a teacher in Smithers, B.C., is now
Principal of the Uralorne-Pioneer Elementary
and High School.
Joseph     A.     Young,
B.Com.,    was   sent   to
Borneo  in July,  1957,
under   the   auspices   of
the  Colombo  Plan  in
ord r to organise education among the Sea
Dayaks, a primitive
people who were fairly recently headhunted ! Mr. Young will
be continuing his experimental work until
the end of this year
when he plans to return to Vancouver.
His address: c o De-
of    Education,    Kuching,    Sarawak,
Taffara De Guefe, B.Com., has been appointed Manager of the State Bank of Ethiopia in the Sudan and is now living in Khartoum. For the past two and a half years he
had been associated with Civil Aviation in
Ethiopia. His present address is: Manager, State
Bank of Ethiopia, P.O. Box 1186, Khartoum,
A. Gordon Hoskins, B.A., B.A.Sc.'51,
M.A.Sc/56, received the appointment of Assistant Superintendent at the Shell Oil Company
Alkylation Plant at Montreal early in the new
year. Mr. Hoskins joined Shell in 1953 and
worked in the Catalytic Cracking Department
at Montreal in 1955 and lit56 when he was
transferred to the Chemical Plant in the same
city. During the past year he has gained
chemical processing experience at Houston,
Texas; Shell Haven, Holland ; Cardon, England ;  and  Caracas,   Venezuela.
John L. Koch, B.Com., formerly Sales
Representative in the Fuel Oil and Ashphalt
Department of the Shell Oil Company of
Canada Limited, is now Retail Sales Manager
for the  Company  in  Vancouver District.
Robert Glen Lye, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc/52, was
awarded his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from
the University of Minnesota  in December  last.
W. James McNicol, B.A.Sc, Jr.E.I.C,
formerly Sales Manager of Canadian Westinghouse Company's Motor-Generator Division at
Hamilton, has been appointed Assistant Ontario
District Manager. He has been with the Company since graduation.
John P. R. McRae, B.S.A., formerly Chief
Chemist, Calgary Brewing and Malting Company, was recently appointed Supervisor, Quality Control Laboratory, Molson's Brewery,
William   J.   D.   Arnold,   B.A.,   M.D/55,   has
joined   the   Clinic   of   Drs.   L.   M.   Greene   and
J.   A.   MacDonald  at   Prince Rupert,   B.C.
Louis      D.      Burke,
B.A., formerly Acting
Commercial Secretary
with the Canadian
Trade Commissioner
Service, Department of
Trade and Commerce,
in Santiago, Chile, has
been appointed Assistant Commercial Secretary in Lima, Peru.
His address : Canadian
Embassy, Casilla 1212,
K. Lenore McEwen, B.A., M.Sc/53, Ph.D.
(Cambridge), who recently received her Ph.D.
Degree, is now doing research in Chemistry at
the University of Montreal, as a National Research   Council   Post-Doctorate   Fellow.
Robert   H.   Gayner,   B.A.,   has   received   his
first appointment with the Trade Commissioner
Service,   Department   of   Trade  and   Commerce,
as   Vice-Consul   and   Assistant   Trade   Commissioner   in   Manila,   The   Phillippines.
Gordon Patch, B.A., was inducted as
Minister at Woodbine Heights Baptist Church,
Toronto, on February 4, 1958. For the past three
years he has served as pastor of the Vittoria
(Ontario) Baptist Church, while studying at
McMaster University for his Bachelor of Divinity   Degree,   which   he   will   receive   this   year.
H. Peter Krosby, B.A., Assistant Director
of the Alumni Association of U.B.C for the
year 1957-58, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Foreign Area Training Fellowship in the
amount of $5,600 for one year's study towards
a Ph.D. Degree at Columbia University. His
field is that of Modern East European History.
He will make an intensive study of Russian and
Finnish languages and do research work on the
political development of Finland since 1917. He
will take up his Fellowship  September 1,  1958.
Frederick C. Holland, B.A.Sc, who graduated in Engineering Physics, recently received
his Master's Degree from Stanford and is
presently with Bell Laboratories in New York.
He plans to work toward his Ph.D. Degree at
New   York   University.
John G. Hall, B.A. (Honours Classics),
Teaching Assistant in the Department of
Classics, U.B.C, has been awarded a Thomas
Day Seymour Fellowship in Literature and
History which will take him to the American
School of Clasical Studies at Athens, Greece,
for a year's study. The award, which he will
take up in the Autumn, was made as a result
of a scholarship examination in Greek Language, Literature and History open to all
member Universities of the United States and
Canada. Mr. Hall won the Governor-General's
Gold Medal in the Faculty of Arts and Science
last year.
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Chairman, W.U.S. Committee,  U.B.C.
The World University Service is an
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University communities in approximately forty countries. It"ensourages
and supports all efforts on the part of
students, teachers, and others to meet
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and international  life."
The Seminar, which lasted three
weeks, took place at the University
College of Ghana in the Commonwealth Hall at Legon, about eight
miles outside of Accra. Those attending included members from many
parts of Africa, and from Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and
Israel. Ample free time was provided
for trips to the surrounding areas
which in my estimation were an important  part  of  the programme.
On the whole I feel the trip was a
View of the courtyard of Commonwealth Hall, one
of the residences at the University College of
Ghana at Legon, eight miles from Accra, during
a university function connected with the independence  celebrations.
first-rate success for it created in ali
of us a feeling of sympathy and
understanding for another people living in different circumstances and in
a different environment which can
only arise from  a personal  visit.
1932 Letters Club Reunion
By   Dorothy   Fraser,   B.A/32   I nee   Johnson)
HI     ^Atat When the Clas-
H    W* ses   of    '32    held
Hi    l^ith. -*,% their     Twenty-
IB V *»• 4Lm|^b nfth Anniversary
HP ffcj^^^^^l Reunion this year,
P.,       HJ I   some   of   the   '32
B . *      HJ j  members    of   the
1    .,   Hj Letters  Club met
.tjjjtv   • ■       "■"i J.   with    the    Club's
' •  ijNl "      founder   and   cri-
lltofk'*^^ y   tic,   Mr.   Thorleif
HK^lF'       "* Larsen, Professor
Dorothy fraser Emeritus of English.
Present were Robert Wallace, Vice-
Principal of Victoria College, with his
wife Norah; Robert Brooks, President of the Letters Club in 1932, and
now Head of the English Department
at ''Tech"; his wife, Anne Taylor, a
member in 1930; Douglas Fraser of
Osoyoos, now an orchardist; his wife,
Dorothy Johnson, and Mary Fallis,
now Head of the English Department
at King Edward High School in Vancouver. Dr. H. F. Johnson and his
wife, Beth, close friends of many in
this  group were also there.
Professor Larsen, who founded the
Letters Club in 1918 for "the study of
literature as a joy," remembered not
only the titles of the papers given by
the various members, but was prepared to give a summary of their
points. He reported that there are
now over three hundred papers in the
Archives, and everyone present felt
again the power of Mr. Larsen's
remarkable memory and literary insight.
He had, for instance, suggested a
study of Thornton Wilder at a time
when that now famous playwright's
work was mostly promise, and he had
directed attention to the theories of
the Moscow Art Theatre in 1932; now
one need hardly say that Stanislavsky's methods are taught in every
school of acting on this continent.
Each member was asked to recall
the title of his paper and any special
influence or interest the topic had had
in later years, and the responses were
most varied.
Indeed, anyone requiring unusual
thesis material might go into the later
activities of some of the members.
Mr. Larsen thinks that Norman Robertson, now Canadian Ambassador to
Washington, is perhaps the most distinguished ex-Letters Club member,
with Alfred Rive, Ambassador to
Eire, coming close to him.
It has always been the Club's policy
to draw students from as many Faculties as possible. At present Law, Medicine and other Faculties, as well as
Arts, are represented. Mr. Larsen considers that the students of '32 had a
great advantage in being able to know
so many of their fellow students. "It
is hard to find the kind of students
we want for the Letters Club these
days", he said. "It is impossible for
the students to get to know more
than a small group, and this situation
will become even worse as the University becomes larger."
It was a most enjoyable afternoon,
half reminiscence, half general discussion, with everyone present feeling, I think, the great debt owing to
University teachers of past and present. It also left one with a reinforcement of the nowadays almost-submerged sense that English language
and literature must once again come
to be treated with greater respect,
greater knowledge and greater love if
they are to survive. The Letters Club,
in its small way, for it elected only
ten new members each year, has always  demonstrated this view.
32 to carry a child's voice . .
.    .    .    OR   MOVE   THE  BOTTOM  OF   A   LAKE
At Lachine, Que , Northern Electric manufactures telephone coil wire which  is as thin as a  human  hair .   .   .
At the same plant, Northern recently completed a mammoth custom-built power cable with a diameter of just
under six inches. This cable—one of the largest of its kind
ever produced—is supplying electric power to two gigantic
10,000 h.p. dredges now operating at Steep Rock Lake.
These two contrasting achievements in manufacturing are
dramatic proof of the versatility of the Northern Electric
Company. In addition to manufacturing electrical wire and
cable, and communications equipment and systems, Northern Electric also distribute approximately 100,000 electrical
products which stem from more than 1,000 separate manufacturers.
Northern Electric
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE another
CA58-NU-21 CT
Precision winding
of a  coil section for
the Beta-ray Spectrometer
constructed by CANADAIR for
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited,
at Chalk River, Ontario.
At right
Beta-ray Spectrometer being prepared for shipment.
Canadair's Nuclear Division has successfully
applied its engineering and development facilities to
the design and construction of the Coils for the generation of the magnetic field in a large Beta-ray spectrometer recently delivered to Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited. The spectrometer is used to determine the
energy spectrum of Beta-rays emitted from radioactive
sources. The large source area, good resolution and
high transmission of this WT, iron-free, double-
focusing spectrometer provide the opportunity of
making measurements not previously possible in the
field of Beta-ray spectroscopy.
The comprehensive range and accuracy of this
spectrometer are in large part the result of adherence
to extremely close dimensional tolerances by Canadair's
team of nuclear scientists and engineers. Moreover the
electrical insulation requirements demanded rigorous
control of environment and workmanship.
Canadair designs and manufactures reactors and
their components, as well as specialised physics instruments to most exacting specifications: its nuclear
division is always available for advice on problems
and invites your enquiries.
Write P.O. Box 6087,
Montreal, P.Q.
for the booklet
Nuclear Division
q   C A N A D A I R
Limited,   Montreal
• Aircraft   • Guided Missiles   • Research and Development   • Nuclear Engineering
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       34 Colourful landmark by day and night during
U.B.C.'s 1958 Open House celebrations was the
light modulator erected on the Main Mall by
students and faculty of the School of Architecture.
Interior lights were lit when President N. A. M.
MacKenzie opened  the  two-day event.
Wearing special ceremonial robes designed by the late Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, President MacKenzie reviewed an honour guard of U.B.C. students on night of February
28 before declaring the two-day Open House officially open. With Dr. MacKenzie
are, left to right, Ben Trevino, president of the A.M.S.; Dr. Leslie Shemilt, president
of the Faculty Association, and Sub-Lieut. Jan J. Drent, who commanded the
honour  guard.
Open House-1958
Outstanding display of U.B.C.'s Open House was exhibition by
students or the Department of Slavonic Studies. Hundreds of visitors,
attracted to the display in the Buchanan Building by colourful costumes of these students, stayed to see Handicrafts, Art Exhibition
and Book Display.
Highlight of second day of Open House celebrations was luncheon in Brock Hall
attended by members of B.C. Legislature and Cabinet as well as reeves and mayors
of B.C. towns. Hon. Leslie Peterson, standing, the Minister of Education, addressed
luncheon briefly. Head table guests are, from left. Chancellor A. E. Grauer, Mrs.
F. M. Ross, wife of Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross and a member of U.B.C.'s
Board of Governors, President N. A. M. MacKenzie, Mrs. Peterson, Mr. Peterson,
Mrs. Ron Longstatte and Ron Longstaffe, chairman of the Joint Student-Faculty
Committee  which  organised  Open  House.
U.B.C. professors turned showmen on the second day of Open House and
staged Pascal's famous barometric pressure experiment for huge crowd in
front of the Library. They dressed in medieval costume for the experiment
which proved that the atmosphere weighs 35 pounds of wine. Humorous and
well-written script kept crowd laughing. Idea for re-enacting experiment
came from   Dr.  Gordon Shrum, head of the U.B.C.  Physics  Department.
Department of Agriculture had a unique service running during the two-day
Open House celebrations which were attended by 85,000 people. They ran
a jitney service from centre of University to the farm at the south end of
the Campus. Unique feature of the jitney ride was the fact that visitors
rode on benches originally used in the Fairview shacks, the first site of the
University. Jitney service also toured Campus so visitors could see buildings.
35       U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Sports Summary
Athletic Director, U.B.C.
The Men's Athletic Committee has
held a further meeting with the representatives from the three prairie
Universities, and a long-range plan
for U.B.C.'s participation in the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Union
was the main topic of discussion.
U.B.C. has been invited to attend the
annual meeting of the W.C.I.A.U. on
March 29th. There is a distinct possibility that a five-year agreement
for broad participation may be formalised.
After tying with Vancouver for the
McKechnie Cup, the U.B.C. "Thunderbirds" travelled to Berkeley for the
first half of their four-game "World
Cup" Series with the University of
California "Golden Bears." We lost
the first game 8-6, and won the second 17-9. This marked the first time
in many years that U.B.C. has defeated California on its own field. In the
final two games on April 3 and 5 at
U.B.C. Stadium, the Thunderbirds defeated the "Golden Bears", 9-6 and
16-11 to retain the World Cup.
On the same trip the "Thunderbirds"
visited U.C.L.A. in Los Angeles and
received a 12 - 6 trouncing from the
The University has, in recent years,
played host to several touring International Teams, but the visit this
year by the Australian "Wallabies"
was an unforgettable experience by
players and fans alike. The "Wallabies" met a determined B.C. side on
March 15 at Empire Stadium and were
defeated 11 - 8.
The "Wallabies" fielded a much
stronger team against U.B.C. on
March 20, on the Campus, than the
one which went down to defeat at the
hands of the B.C. All-Stars. The
large  crownd   of  fans,   almost   4,000,
were treated to a display of open
Rugby, which kept the U.B.C. team
on the run. The "Thunderbirds" played brilliantly on occasions, and the
score of 31-6 was not a true indication of the play.
Seven of U.B.C.'s ten basketballers
donned Varsity strip for the first time
this season, and in spite of its inexperience the team came through their
tough Evergreen Conference schedule
with 3 wins and 9 losses.
The University applied for and received acceptance into the B.C. Playoffs, on the understanding that the
"Thunderbirds" would play a 3 out of
5 series with Alberni "Athletics" for
the right to meet the Vancouver
Senior "A" winner in the B.C. Final.
The "Birds" were extended to the
limit before downing Alberni 3 games
to 2. In a best-of-seven series, they
were defeated by the Vancouver "Eil-
ers" by 4 games to 2 in the British
Columbia Championship Finals.
On Monday, April 21, the United
States Professional Basketball All-
Stars will play one game in Vancouver
at the U.B.C. War Memorial Gymnasium. A sell-out crowd is almost
assured for what promises to be the
year's most outstanding basketball
event. The game is sponsored by the
University of British Columbia.
After winning, by a comfortable
margin, the New Westminster Hockey
League title, the 'Thunderbirds" tackled the husky University of Alberta
"Golden Bears" at Kerrisdale Arena
in February. The well-conditioned
Alberta team were in top form and
thwarted the smaller U.B.C. team by
winning both games, 11-2 and 8-2,
and the Hamber Cup.
Peter Lusztig's greatly improved
Swim   Team   is   rapidly   approaching
Before the recent Thunderbird-Wallabies rugby match players and officials got together for a friendly
chat. Left to right are: Max Howell, U.B.C. rugby coach; Ron Harvey, assistant captain, Wallabies;
Derek   Vallis,  Thunderbird   captain,   and   T.   H.   McClenaguhan,   Wallabies   manager.
Pacific Coast Conference calibre in
dual meets against the University of
Washington and Washington State
College; on one occasion this year
they defeated the University of
Washington Freshman Squad. The
U.B.C. team showed too much class in
Evergreen competition, and won the
Evergreen Conference Championship
at Cheney by a score of 139-74. When
facilities are provided for indoor
training on the Campus, this sport
will certainly flourish.
Coached by Frank Kuruc, the Hungarian Physical Education instructor,
now on U.B.C.'s Physical Education
staff, the Volleyball team is competing in a regular Volleyball league
schedule for the first time. In addition,
the Varsity Team travelled to Seattle
for the University of Washington
Tournament, and finished in second
place. On March 7, the University
hosted a similar tournament and defeated the University of Washington
in the final playoff.
In keeping with the Athletic Committee's policy to provide the best
competition available for all sports,
the Gymnastic Team, coached by Dr.
Doug Whittle, entered into dual meets
with University of Washington and
Washington State, and competed in
the Pacific Northwest A.A.U. and
College Championships. As a team
they improved at each meet, and the
crowd which filled the Women's Gym
during Open House were treated with
a splendid display of gymnastics by
both the U.B.C. and Washington
State teams. U.B.C.'s Deiter Weichert
was undoubtedly the top gymnast in
the Pacific Northwest, winning 4 or 5
first places in every meet in which he
The Varsity Grass Hockey Team
this year has won 15 of its 18 games
played so far, winning the League
Championship, and are now close to
possession of the Harry Warren
Trophy, having won 5 out of 7 cup
U.B.C's Ski Team is minus John
Piatt, who as a member of Canada's
Representative Canadian Team, has
been competing in the World Ski
Championships and other European
events. However, the team, coached by
Al Fisher, had an impressive record,
winning the Wenatchee Intercollegiate
Meet, and placing second in other
Intercollegiate competitions at Rossland, Banff, and Kimberley. U.B.C's
Norwegian skier, Roar Gjessing, was
outstanding in the cross country
events, winning at Rossland and placing second or third in all other meets.
U.B.C. now rates as one of the top
teams in Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate competition.
The many Graduates
of the University who
knew him will regret
to learn of the death
af Professor A. E.
HenninKS. He was
struck down hy a
motor car on January
13 and died a few
hours later in Vancouver General Hospital. He was in his
79th year.
The passing: of Dr.
Hennings breaks one
;>f the few remaining
links   which   the   Uni
versity Staff has with the Fairview Campus.
He joined the University as an Assistant
Professor in 1019 and remained as a member
of the teaching Staff until 1948 when he was
appointed Professor Emeritus. Before coming
to this University he had held positions on the
Staff of the University of Saskatchewan and
the  University   of   Chicago.
During his post-graduate career Dr. Hennings had the opportunity of studying under
Professor A. A. Miehelson at the University
of Chicago and in his early research work was
associated with Dr. R. A. Millikan, who was
also at Chicago at that time. He was among
the first to make accurate measurements on the
contact potentials and photo-electric properties
of metals. His results were particularly good
because he was able to eliminate surface contamination, not only by making all measurements, but also by preparing his specimens
in   vacuo.
After joining the Staff of this University,
Dr. Hennings became interested in X-ray
spectra, and did some interesting work with
D.   L.   Webster   at   Stanford   University.
When it was decided in 1945 to build a
Physics Building at U.B.C., Dr. Hennings
worked indefatigably on the plans. The success
of his efforts may be appraised by the fact
that copies of the plans of the building have
been requested by many other Universities in
the   U.K.,   the   U.S.A.   and   Australia.
Dr. Hennings was a mild-mannered, soft-
spoken and self-effacing scholar. His teaching
was distinguished by its earnestness, intensity
and devotion. He had other interests, but he
was professionally and primarily a scientist
and teacher. He was concerned with and sensitive to all the problems of his students. His
relationships with his colleagues were marked
by extreme modesty, great friendliness and
unfailing loyalty. He was a man of heart, a
man  of  feeling  and  a  man  of   wisdom.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. John
Stobbs and two grandchildren ; a brother and
a sister.
Both at home and
abroad, the many
friends of Hector
Gordon Munro were
shocked and saddened
to learn of his death,
which occurred in
Vancouver on the 2nd
of December, 1957, in
his fifty-third year.
The news of his passing was received with
especial sorrow in
University circles, and
chiefly amongst his
classmates, who remember the bright
energy and animation of spirit that marked
him over the thirty and more years since he
entered the University as a freshman with
the   class   of   Arts   27.
Hector Gordon Munro was born in London,
England, on the 27th of September in 1905,
the first of three sons born to the Reverend
Mr. Alexander Munro, D.D., and his wife.
He was brought at an early age to Canada,
to Duncan on Vancouver Island, where his
father took charge of the Presbyterian
church and settled the family upon a small
farm    nearby.     Here   Hector   passed   his   boy-
hood    years,    matriculating   in    June   of   1921
from   Duncan  High   School.
He then served for a year or so on the
staff of the Eburne Branch of the Royal
Bank of Canada; but, being eager to continue his education, he enrolled in the fall of
1923 in the Faculty of Arts at the University
of British Columbia. At that time, the University was still housed in the email and
crowded buildings in Fairview; and it was
inevitable, in the close and friendly society of
Students and Faculty alike, that his name
should be abbreviated to Hec and this short
form became the one by which he was always
afterward  known.
He was always ready to take part in
student affairs, whether on the athletic
field or in undergraduate organisations. In
his final year he served as President of his
Class and upon graduation was made permanent President. One of his last services to
the Class was given only a few weeks before
his death, when he convened the thirtieth
anniversary reunion of the Class of '27, early
in   October   of   1957.
His chief undergraduate study was devoted to economics and government, wherein
his record was so promising that he was
urged to pursue an academic career. His
inclination lay, however, with active commercial life, and in the fall of 1927, having
graduated First Class, he took a post with
the   H.    R.   MacMillan   Export   Company.
He rose to a position of responsibility with
this Company, and during the late war his
services were lent to the Canadian government in the office of Timber Control. At the
same time, his energies were given to various public enterprises ; and, while he was
still in Vancouver, he trained with the Irish
Fusiliers, and after the war remained with
the Regiment. He was also active in the
work of the St. John's Ambulance Association.
He was a valued member of the congregation
of   Ryerson   United   Church.
He married, in 1928, Blanche Almond (B.A.
'27), who survives him. Two sons were born
of the marriage, and both enrolled in their
turn at the University for their undergraduate   courses.
All members of the University who knew
Hec will feel deep sympathy for his family
in their loss of a devoted husband and
Archdeacon A. T. F. Holmes, L.Th., B.D.
'24, St. Mark's Hall, Vancouver, Rector of
Christ Church, Niagara Falls, Ontario, died
February 3, 1958. His first Ministries were
in Vancouver, after which he spent many
years as Regional Padre of Toe H in Toronto
and Montreal. In 1939 he took charge of St.
John the Evangelist Church in Hamilton and
in 1950 moved to Niagara Falls. Archdeacon
Holmes was a student at McGill-B.C. in 1914-
15 and of U.B.C. in 1915-16. He went overseas
with the 196th Western Universities Battalion
in 1916 and served in France with the 102nd
Canadian Infantry Battalion. He is survived
by his wife, Joan Alexander, two sons, Gilbert
Norman of Montreal and Albert Gordon of
Niagara   Falls;   and   three   grandchildren.
Ernest      C.      Hope,
B.S.A., M.S.A., (Cornell), Ph.D. I Cornell),
internationally recog-
n i s e d Agricultural
Economist, died following a heart attack during his active
participation in the
C.F.A.'s Convention
in Montreal, January 30, 1958. Dr.
Hope was at one time
Head of the Department of Farm Economics at the Universi-
ERNEST HOPE ty    of    Saskatchewan,
which position he left in 1944 to become
Economic Adviser to the Conservative Party.
After holding that position for some years he
then joined the Staff of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Ottawa, as Economist
and held this position until his death. He has
been Chairman of the Canadian Council of the
International      Conference      of       Agricultural
Economists, and was often loaned as adviser
to Royal Commissions of the Federal and
Provincial Governments and to such bodies as
the Board of Transport Commissioners. He is
survived by his wife, Mabel Edna; two
daughters, Mrs. Norbert Enzer (Constance),
and Mrs. Donald Bradley (Pauline) ; two sons,
John and Patrick ; two sisters, Mrs. J. B.
Ellis and Mrs. W. A. P. Garrard, both of
Vancouver and two brothers, Alex of Fort
Langley  and John  of  Oliver,   B.C.   He was   57.
John Lawrence Ramsell, B.A., B.A.Sc. '25,
M.A. (Wisconsin ), Manager of the Kerr-Addison mine in Virginiatown, Ontario, died in
hospital December 15, 1957, aged 55. Mr.
Ramsell was President of the Ontario Mining
Association, Vice-Chairman of the Canadian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Past
President of the local branch of the Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy. At U.B.C. he was
known as an outstanding athlete and was,
for several years, a member of the McKechnie
Cup Rugby Team. Mr. Ramsell joined Kerr-
Addison in 1946 as Mine Superintendent, becoming in turn General Manager and finally
Mine Manager. He is survived by his wife,
Winifred (nee Cawthorne, B.A. '24): his son,
John, a student at Michigan College of Mining
and Technology ; and a brother, William, in
Joseph Gilbert (Gil)
D'Aoust B.A.Sc,
Plant Engineer,
Powell River Company, Limited, died
in Vancouver, February 25, 1958, after a
protracted illness. He
was 52. His son Brian
D'Aoust is in Second
Year Arts at U.B.C.
During his career,
Mr. D'Aoust was associated with several
pulp and paper companies both on the
West Coast and in
Eastern  Canada.
Donald N. Matheson, B.A.Sc, General
Manager and a Director of Bralorne Mines
Limited, died in the
Vancouver General
Hospital, November
7, 1957, after a brief
illness. He had been
associated with the
Company since 1931.
Mr. Matheson is survived by his wife and
two daughters of 2225
West 39th Ave., Vancouver, and his mother in Victoria. He
was   52.
Thomas Grant Clarke, B.Com., died February 6, 1958, in the Royal Jubilee Hospital,
Victoria, B.C. Upon graduation Mr. Clarke
took a year's Merchandising Course in Pittsburgh after which he worked with the Hudson's
Bay Company and later with Thomas Plimley
Limited, Victoria. He is survived by his
Mother of 848 St. Patrick St., Victoria; three
half-brothers, Stanley J. and Captain John S.
Clarke, both of Vancouver and Benjamin, of
Seattle.   He was  32.
John Joseph Godefroid, B.Com., of Crows-
nest, B.C., died November 12, 1957, following
a gun accident. He is survived by his wife,
Ilia Rue, and three sons, all of Torrington,
Michael A. Wesley, B.S.A., a former employee of Malayan Fertilisers Limited in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaya, died on December 5, 1957,
while on leave in Vancouver. He is survived
by three sisters, Mrs. E. H. Ridge, Box 655,
Rossland, B.C., Mrs. W. G. Bacus (Doris) of
37       U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Kodiak, Alaska and Mrs. F. Rundle (Edith) of
Calgary, Alberta; and one brother, Norman
Herbert Wesley of   1008  3rd  St., Nelson,  B.C.
Peter J. E. Wyllie, B.A., died suddenly in
Vera Cruz, Mexico, November 17, 1957. At the
time of his death he was preparing his dissertation for his Ph.D. Degree in Philosophy
from the University of Michigan. Prior to his
departure for Mexico, Mr. Wyllie had been for
two years a Teaching Fellow at the University
of Michigan. He is survived by his wife Ann,
his daughter Vivian and step-daughter Clarissa,
and by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Saunders Wyllie of 261 King George Terrace,
Victoria,  B.C.    He was  29.
F/O   John   Allen   Hardy,   B.A.Sc,   R.C.A.F.,
died January 21, 1958, when the CF-100 jet
interceptor in which he was flying crashed 12
miles South of Churchill, Manitoba. He is survived by his father, Mitchell Hardy of 10632 -
68th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, and his
mother, Mrs. R. J. Brickman, 4960V2 West
Point, Lorna Boulevard, San Diego, California.
He  was   23.
The Faculty
President Norman A. M. MacKenzie, gave the Commencement Address at the Charter Day Exercises,
University of California at the Berkeley Campus on March 20, 1958, and at
the Riverside Campus on March 24.
While at Berkeley he was awarded
the Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Harry V. Warren, B.A.Sc'27, B.Sc,
D.Phil. (Oxon.), Assoc. Inst. M.M.,
F.G.S.A., F.R.S.C, Professor of Mineralogy, Department of Geology and
Geography, was elected to membership in the Geological Society of Finland (Suomen Geolinen Seura) on
November 7, 1957. Members of this
Learned Society are, for the most part,
distinguished geologists from various
Scandinavian countries. Dr. Warren
spent last summer in Great Britain
and Scandinavia doing work in Geochemistry.
Dr. G. M. Volkoff, M.B.E., B.A.'34,
of the Physics Department, who is
spending a year on leave of absence
at the laboratories of the European
Organisation for Nuclear Research at
Geneva, has just completed a ten-day
tour of several Scandinavian Universities and Research Centres, on the
invitation of the recently-organised
Nordisk Institut for Teoretisk Atom-
This Institute has been set up by the
five North European countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and
Sweden, to promote contacts between
theoretical physicists of those among
themselves and with physicists from
other parts of the world. One method
of making such contacts will be the
sponsorship of guest lecturers from
abroad. Dr. Volkoff was invited to be
the first speaker in this new series,
and visited Stockholm, Uppsala, Lund,
Trondheim, Oslo and Copenhagen to
give reports on the work of his research group at the University of
B.C. on nuclear magnetic resonance
and his associates at Geneva on plasma physics.
'51, (nee   MARY GRANT, B.A.'51), a son,
James   Patrick   Grant,   March   17,   1958,   in
DR.    AND    MRS.    B.    P.    BUCKLEY,     (nee
ELLEN RAPHAEL, B.A.'36), a son Charles
Laurence,   January   27,   1958.
MR.      AND     MRS.      HARVEY     COOMBER,
B.Com.'50,    a   daughter,   Rosalind    Pauline,
on  January 22,   1958,  in Vancouver.
MR.     AND    MRS.    J.     KENNETH    DAKIN,
B.Com.'48,   a   son,    Michael   Arthur   Philip,
January   30,   1958,   in   Vancouver.
MR.     AND    MRS.     IAN    G.     DESBRISAY,
B.Com.'53,     (nee    JOYCE    R.    FOUNTAIN,
B.A.'56),   a   son,   Russell   Gordon,   January
22,   1958,   in  Vancouver.
(nee   SHIRLEY-ANNE   GRIFFIN,   B.A.'54,
B.S.W.'55),   a   daughter,   Carol   Anne,   February   2,   1958,   in   Vancouver.
B.Com.'47, (nee MALVINA HOWARD,
B.Com.'48), a son, Ronald Vincent, January   17,   1958,   in   Vancouver.
B.Com.'48, a son, Paul Vincent, January
11,   1958,   in   Vancouver,
'55, (nee HELEN McLEAN, B.Com.'56),
twins, a boy, Bruce McLean, and a girl,
Barbara Louise, February 1, 1958, in
Sc'50, (nee MARY E. LETT, B.A.'52), a
son, John Alfred, January 29, 1958, in
BARTZ-HESLOP.   Eric   George   Bartz,   D.D.S.
(Oregon),   to   Hilda   Jean   Heslop,   B.A/52.
BEAUMONT-UPSON.    Donald   Clayton   Beaumont,   B.A.'47,    to   Marcia   Gay   Upson,    in
San   Francisco.
BRYN-JONES - MILLER.     J.     David     Bryn-
Jones,   B.Com.'52,   to   Barbara  Joan   Miller,
in  Toronto.
CADELL-CARLEY.    Ted    Cadell,   B.A.'57,   to
Audrey   Lois   Carley,   B.A.'57.
CHRISTIE-APPLEBY.     Martin    G.    Christie,
B.A.'54,   to  Patricia   Appleby,   in  Winnipeg.
DAV1S-CLEASBY.    Claytus   Joseph   Davis   to
Barbara   Cleasby,   B.H.E.'57.
DAVIS-MAWHINNEY.    Anthony   Davis,   B.A.
'52.   to   Pamela   Joan    Mawhinney,   B.A.'54,
in Hong  Kong,
de   la    GIRODAY - McLEOD.     Michael    R.    C.
Boyer   de  la   Giroday,   LL.B.'57,   to   Shirley
Eileen   Kay   McLeod,   B.A.'Sl,   LL.B.'55.
DONG-WONG.    William   Dong,   B.Com.'63,   to
Jennie Wong,   in New Westminster.
EMERSON-MESTON.    Walter   J.   Emerson,   to
Julia   Helen   Meston,   B.S.N.'55.
FAIRMAN-McNAB.     Frederick   W.   Fairman,
to   Nancy   I.   McNab,   B.A.'56.
mann   to   Sheila   Ann   Turnbull,   B.A.'57,   in
HOLLINGUM - MILLAR.      Victor    J.    Hollin-
gum,  B.Com.'53, to Joan  Annandale Millar.
HUGHES    -    ROBERTSON.      Clive     Rollason
Hughes,  B.P.E.'57,  to  Sarah  Elizabeth  Robertson,   B.A.'66.
JOHNSON-SCHNACKENBERG. Robert Stanley Oscar Johnson, B.A.'54, to Helga Anna
Marie  Schnackenberg,  in New Westminster.
LIBBERT - LOW-BEER. Laurence J. Libbert,
M.A., B.C.L. (Oxon.), to Margaret Pauline
Low-Beer,  B.A.'SO.
LUND-McLEOD. Kjell-Arne Lund to Mary
McLeod, B.A.'40.
McAllister, B.A.'54, M.A.'56, to Rosalie C.
Nakashima, B.A.'54.
McARTHUR-TEMPLE. F/O William James
McArthur, M.I.E. (Auckland), R.C.A.F., to
Estell Pamela Temple, B.A.'52, in Chatham,
New  Brunswick.
McLEAN-TREMAINE. Robert Hughes McLean, B.Com.'56, to Sylvia Margaret Tre-
maine, B.A.'57.
McMARTIN-VANDER VORD.   Donald   C.   Mt-
Martin,   B.Com.'57, to Mary Eleanor Vander
Vord, in Toronto.
PETERS-RUDDICK.      Bruno     Frank     Peters,
B.A.Sc.'55,  to Mary  Alice Eleanor Ruddick,
PINCKSTON - CRADDOCK.     Donald   Leonard
Pinckston,     B.Arch.'57,     to     Verna     Muriel
Craddock, B.A. (Alta.).
POPA-WOODWARD.    Cornel   N.   Popa,  B.S.F.
'56,   to  Eunice   Eleanor   Woodward,   B.A.'57.
STEBER-THOMAS.      George    Steber    Jr.,     to
Gertrude C.  Thomas,   B.A.'52.
SWETT - VANDER    HOEK.      Gordon     Albert
Swett to  Nelly  Vander Hoek,   B.H.E.'55,   in
VEZEAU-JOHNSTON.     Paul    E.    Vezeau    to
E. Lorraine Johnston, B.A.'40, in Hong Kong.
VIAU-ACHESON.    John   Viau  to Elizabeth  A.
Acheson,   B.A.'56.
At Copenhagen he had the pleasure
of addressing a seminar group which
included Niels Bohr at the latter's
world-famous Institute. On the way
to Stockholm, Dr. Volkoff also stopped
in Paris to visit the French nuclear
research centre at Saclay, and on his
return journey he visited Hamburg to
give a seminar at the Physics Institute there.
Honour For Dean MacPhee
Because of changes in
Organisations and the es
ment of new Campaign
for   the   University   of
Columbia    Development
the Directory of Branches is in
the process of alteration
and will
not appear in this Issue.
Dr. E. D. MacPhee, right, Dean of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration at U.B.C,
received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at
the Fall Congregation of the University of Alberta.
Picture shows Dean MacPhee chatting with (left
to right): Eric L. Harvey, Q.C.; Dr. E. P. Scarlett,
Chancellor, University of Alberta; Dr. Wolter P.
Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President of the
University of Saskatchewan.
38 Expansion
The Canada Life continued its aggressive expansion
program in 1957. During the year, the Company
passed the three billion dollar mark in business in
force*. This is an increase of one billion dollars in
just over three years.
Vitality, and our use of both new and proven
ideas, have given to us at the Canada Life the
strength on which to base this outstanding progress.
Opportunities for challenging careers exist, of
course, in this environment.
Canada Life
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