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MARCH,   1949
Page You never save until you start
Most of us have a savings account.
But to make it really mean something calls for planned
saving... and a strong mind. One way is to work toward what
you want most: a new home, a car, an education for your
children, the extra security or opportunity that a "nest egg"
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Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm., LL.B.
Associate Editor:
Mary Fallis, M.A.
Alumni Association Executive:
President _Winston Shilvock, B.A. '31, B.Comm. '32
First Vice-President John Buchanan, B.A. '17
Secretary-Manager—..Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A. '39
Treasurer Harry Berry, B.Comm., B.A. '37
Second Vice-President..- Molly Bardsley, B.A., '33
Chairman Publications Board, Ormonde J. Hall, B. Comm.
'42, LLb. '48
Past  President Richard M.  Bibbs,  B.A.Sc. '45
Members at Large: William H. Q. Cameron, B.A., '33,
Dorwin Baird, Arts, '38, Mrs. Maurice Sleightholme, B.A.,
'30, Thomas W. Meredith, B. Comm., '46, Robert S. MacDonald, B.A., '34, Ben K. Farrar, BASc, '27, Mrs. Tommy
Berto, B.A., '31, AMS Pres. David Brousson, Senate Rep.,
Mrs. J. H. (Sally) Creighton; Mrs. E. T. Kirkpatrick,
B.A., '47; Roderick Lindsay, B.A.Sc, '48; James MacDonald,
B.A., '38; Elliott Schmidt, B.A.Sc, '36; F. D. Moyls, B.A.,
'46; Ruth Wilson, B.A., '41; Wilf Calnan, B.A., '39; Junior
Member AMS Ian MacKenzie and Senate Rep. Dr. Harry
V. Warren.
Editorial Office:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Business Office:
Alumni Association, Brock Building, U.B.C.
VOL. 3» No. 1
MARCH, 1949
JOE BROWN       9
DR. C. A. H. WRIGHT   11
PERSONALITIES      16,  17
WOMEN     18
The man on this issue's cover is Joe Brown, Chairman of
the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund. More about Joe
can be found  in our cover story on page 9.
4?04 the Recand...
As a follow up to Dr. G. G. Sedgewick's article
on Laurence Olivier's Hamlet in December's issue
of the Chronicle, is a letter from graduate Dave
Brock, Arts '30. who is also a faithful contributor
to our magazine ... it appears on page 6 and 7 and
you'll get a kick out of the remarks of Brock, who
on occasion can also be read in such publications as
Punch, Atlantic Monthly, and Saturday Night.
There is also a letter in this issue from Charles
Parker, Sc. '41, who complains that too many Arts
and Commerce people get into the pages of the
Chronicle and too few Sciencemen . . . perhaps Charles will be pleased with the article on Dr. C. A. H.
Wright on page 11 . . . we had planned to run it before we heard from him.
Carol Coates, who is now on the staff of the
Steiner School at Underwood, Sussex, England has
kindly sent us her poem "Black Reverie" which
appears on page 21, and is one of a selection to lie
published by Ryerson this year. Carol graduated in
1930. has lived in Japan, Toronto and New York
and is now in England. She has had her poetry published by Ryerson and in 1941 was one of the prize
winners in a national competition sponsored by the
Toronto Branch of the Canadian Authors Association in connection with its publication of "Voices of
David C. Morton, Arts '49 and H. Ruth Ketch-
eson, Arts '48, have edited a "UBC Songbook" which
every Alumnus should own. It is a little book with
over 200 songs in it. including all the well known
University and Fraternity songs. It costs one buck
($1.00) and can be ordered from the University book
store, or the Alma Mater Society.
We leave with another note to the laggards
who have not as yet contributed to the Alumni-
UBC Development Fund. As little as $3.00 a year
makes you a member of the Almuni Association,
guarantees jour subscription to the Chronicle and
gives you a stake in the building of our University.
Your contributions are deductible from income tax
returns—what more can you ask for a small contribution.
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E. W. HAMBER, C.M.G., LL.D.,
Director - Vancouver
R. F. J. FORD,
Manager - Vancouver
Brock to Sedgewick
The Editor,
Alumni Chronicle.
Dear Sir:
This is a hell of a time to be discussing anything
so transitory as Doc Sedgewick feels Olivier's Hamlet to be. It is also a hell of a thing to put a public
affront upon my old friend and teacher Mr. G. G.,
the onlie begetter of my knowledge of Shakespeare,
either by revealing how little of his teaching has
stuck or by suggesting that he can err in any matter
concerning Hamlet. But when he says that Olivier
plays Hamlet as a neurotic, I feel it is only fair to
Olivier and to your readers to consult Olivier's own
words in cold print . . . words that anyone could
have bought at the cinema door.
Olivier says that he for one refuses to travel
with the psychologists who ascribe various neuroses
to Hamlet. He says they may possibly be right with
their Oedipus complex and the rest, but he cannot
see it that way. He prefers to think of Hamlet as
almost normal, his difference from the norm being
high qualities of greatness, though this greatness is
brought to ruin through indecision. That seems
plain enough. Doc will not, I think, claim that an
actor of Olivier's calibre will play a role without
planning, least of all in a movie, which is not a
single performance subject to the whims, excitement, and improvised changes of a single evening.
Everything Olivier did was a deliberate following-
out of his interpretation stated above. Therefore at
no single point did he try to make Doc think he was
neurotic, whatever he tried to make the Danish
Court believe.
Doc says that Olivier is no doubt sincere in presenting Hamlet as an essay in abnormal psychology,
after the modern fashion. I know that Dr. Sedgewick is sincere in mistakenly seeking this motive in
Olivier. I myself am sincere in accusing Doc of
being sincere and unfair simultaneously. But let us
throw this word "sincere" away. Sincerity is the
great curse of the age, and more troublesome daily.
It is also the favourite word of the Japanese, with
all that this implies. Sincerity leaves no room for
doubt, and I do not wish Doc to be so sincere that
he cannot believe himself wrong. Like Cromwell
addressing the Scots, I beseech him in the bowels
of Christ to think it possible he may be mistaken,
and I say this with all reverence, including reverence to Oliver Cromwell and Garnett Sedgewick.
As for Hamlet pretending he was a neurotic,
which is true enough, as contrasted with his really
being one, which both Olivier and Sedgewick know
is false, Doc says Ophelia found him a perfect man
and prince, but he neglects to add that she found
his noble mind o'erthrown. In other words, Hamlet treated her (for his own purposes) as if his mind
was indeed diseased. And yet Doc objects to his
treating her with anything short of the sanity and
nobility that first impressed her.
Most of Doc's points are based on his one big
jump to conclusions. (Who says Canada stands no
Page 6
chance at the Olympic Games?) But I'd like to
waste your space a moment longer on one or two
minor points. Doc says the huge empty sets dwarf
the actors; Olivier says they draw extra attention
to certain characters, objects, and shadows. Doc
says it is absurd to seek the ramparts for a spot of
soliloquy; I say that any man familiar with castles
would seek no better place to get upward and outward from the human and inhuman contacts below,
especially when toying with suicide.
Two other charges can more or less answer
themselves. Doc appears to suggest that a film can
conveniently run more than two and a half hours.
How many times has he seen a stage version of
Hamlet run longer than that? Probably once in
recent years, if he saw the Maurice Evans production. As for the charge that the "spectacular vulgarity" is "like Hollywood at its cheapest" ... if
Doc really believes sincerely that this film contains anything that would appeal (say) to Rita Hay-
worth's devout fire-worshippers, then sincerity has
taken on a sub-Jap meaning.
Yours faithfullv,
David Brock, Arts '30.
Dear Editor:
In response to Frank Turner's column in the
December issue of "The Alumni Chronicle", I am
enclosing nine dollars ($9.00) for 1949 renewal fees
for the following:
C. W. Parker, B.A.Sc, 1941  (Mechanical).
D. F. Haney, B.A.Sc, 1945 (Electrical).
Alec Lightbody, B.A.Sc, 1948 (Mechanical).
The engineering staff in this Department of Research of the Canadian Pacific Railway has been a
closed corporation for U.B.C,' graduates since the
Department opened. I went back to the C.P.R. after
the war when the Research Department opened up.
Since then. Frank HafiieJy";iand Alec Lightbody have
joined the staff as Assistant Research Engineers.
The only other B. C. engineering graduate working
for the C.P.R. in Montreal is Holmes Gardiner, who
graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1943 and is
now an Assistant Transmission Engineer in the
Communications Department.
It is pleasant to see the odd copy of "The Alumni
Chronicle" come this way, but there does seem to
be an overwhelming percentage of available spaec
devoted to Arts and Commerce graduates living in
Vancouver. I suppose this is because the Engineers
spread around and have not maintained contact with
the Association. However, if "The Chronicle" is
not going to try to reinforce the Association's bonds
with these distant graduates, there is not going to
be much incentive for them to continue their support to the Association.
I hope that you have a very successful year in
1949. and obtain the funds you need without too
much trouble.
Yours truly.
Charles W. Parker.
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The Alumni Association in an effort to raise
money to help the University and meet its own ever
increasing expenses has embarked on a new financing scheme which was outlined in the last issue of
the Chronicle. Copying many American Universities a Trust Fund has been set up whereby graduates pay what sums of money they can afford directly to this Fund. The money is used for scholarships,
University buildings and other campus needs. In
turn the Alumni Association receives back from the
University enough money to meet its expenses.
The Trustees decided to call it The Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund and the chairman of that
Fund is this issue's coverman, Joseph F. Brown,
Arts '23. Any pessimism about the Fund succeeding
was dispelled the moment Joe was appointed chairman. He's not the kind of a person who's associated
with failures and under his guidance there has already been collected the sum of $6,000, more than
double what has formerly been collected through
dues in any full year. Yet Joe and his associates
launched the giving campaign less than three
months ago.
An American by birth the ubiquitous Mr. Brown
spent the first five years of his life in Chicago and
perhaps that explains his driving Yankee-like energy. In 1909 his family brought him to Vancouver
and by 1919 at the age of 15 he had finished high
school at King Edward. Entering U.B.C. at the
Fairview shacks not yet 16, Joe started a University-
career full of academic honours and undergraduate
One of his conspicuous jobs was that of statistician for the "On to Point Grey" Committee, his
job being to dig out all the worthwhile statistics and
facts and to prepare and plan the campaign in the
presentation to Victoria. Joe was in the front row
when the Cairn ceremony took place.
Since Joe graduated in mathematics (honours)
in 1923, he has never been far from his Alma Mater.
Joining the family' florist business he became active
in the Florist Association, and today is President
(for a second term) of the Allied Florists and Growers of Canada. He is well known too in the Vancouver Board of Trade and for two years was Chairman of the Retail Merchants Bureau and the Council
of the B. of T. In 1938 he became a director of the
Vancouver Exhibition Association and today is
Vice-President of that organization. Despite all
these other activities and a few more not mentioned.
Joe has always been keen about University affairs
and in 1947 was Chairman of the Silver Anniversary
of the "Great Trek of 1922" Banquet. He was also
apointed chairman for the Silver Anniversary party
and celebration of the Classes of '23 in June, 1948.
The Alumni Association is fortunate to have Joe
as chairman of its Development Fund because he
practically guarantees success. So far he's done such
a splendid job and has brought in such an encouraging list of donations that he deserves a counterpart
of the "Joe Brown's Rose" that has made him so
well known in the Board of Trade. And if Joe puts
the Alumni Development Fund over the top he deserves a whole bouquet.
It's the duty of all alumni to get behind Joe
Brown and give money to the fund to the same extent that he gives his boundless energy.
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Frank Turner Re-appointed
Alumni Secretary-Manager
Secretary-Manager Frank J. F.. Turner, whose
three-year contract with the Alumni Association expired 31st-Deee«iber, 1948, has been re-appointed to
that position it was announced by Winston A. Shil-
vocji, President of the organization.
;"I know that Association members will be glad
toJsnow that our fellow alumnus.Frank is continuing with us in this important capacity," declared
President Shilvock. "Since his initial appointment
in January» 1946, a<nd the establishment of the
Alumni office pn_ a full-time basis, our organization
has grown considerably," he added.
j During the past years, the Secretary-Manager
has made several trips throughout British Columbia, meeting with newly-formed Branch groups,
and accompanied Past-President Darrell T. Braidwood to the 1948 Annual Conference of the American Alumni Council. He is now a member of the
District VIII (Northwest) Executive of that group.
An active member of the Vancouver Board of
Trade, Frank has been a member of the Civic Bureau
Executive, and is at present a member of the Advertising and Sales Bureau of that organization.
On several occasions, he has spoken to Service Clubs
on the Island, in the Interior, as well as in Vancouver.
In addition, as Lieut.-Commander, he is
Commanding Officer of the University Naval Training Division at U.B.C, and he was recently appointed to the Management Board of the B.C. Mainland Cricket League.
When the Board of Directors of the Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund held their first meeting,
he became Executive Secretary of that group, as
well as Business Manager of the U.B.C. Alumni
The Annual Alumni Boxing Day Dance was the
most successful in history this year and a net profit
of $1638.61 was realized . . . great credit is due to
chairman Molly Bardsley and her committee including Mary Campbell and Cart Collard.
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Dr. Wright Member of Senate for Fourth Time
Known in Canadian metallurgy and chemistry as
one of the nation's outstanding industrial chemists,
Dr. C. A. H. Wright, of Trail, B. C, has been reelected to the Senate for a fourth term.
Born in Salisbury, X.B.. in 1896, Dr. Wright
moved west at an early age and he was one of the
first graduates of U.B.C. obtaining his B.Sc. in
1917. Pie served with the Royal Canadian Engineers
in World War I and continued his studies after the
war to obtain his Ph.D. at McGill in 1921. He won
the Ramsay Memorial Fellowship, University College, London University, the following year.
After a few years' experience with industrial
firms in the eastern U.S. and in B.C., Dr. Wright
joined the staff of The Consolidated Mining &
Smelting Company at Trail in 1925. and has been
closely identified with the development and growth
of the Company ever since. Pie has been Consulting
Chemical Engineer of the Company for a number
of years. He was elected president of the C.l.C. in
1946 after serving a year as vice-president.
Dr. Wright has always been an active and enthusiastic worker in community projects, youth
training and the arts. He has been president of the
Trail Board of Trade for two consecutive terms ;
president of the Trail District Patriotic and Welfare Society; president of the District Association,
and vice-president of the B. C. Regional Council,
Canadian Boy Scouts Association, and is currently
president of the Trail Recreational Projects Society.
Three organizations in Trail owe their inception
to Dr. Wright. He inaugurated the Fine Arts Association, founded the Trail Canadian Club and
started the Skating Club. He was the first president
of all three organizations.
He lives in Tadanac with his wife and his four
musical daughters, who emphasize his interest in
the arts.
Perhaps his outstanding characteristic is his talent for getting things done. He is known as an
approachable and informal executive and his enthusiastic drive and energy make him a valuable
addition to any organization in which he takes part.
An estimated 20,000 visitors thronged the campus on March 5 to attend UBC's Open House which
offered to its guests everything from a violin recital to a demonstration of nuclear physics.
A feature of this year's Open House was the
capable way in which the children of visitors were
taken care of in a fully equipped nursery under the
supervision of the Dept. of Nursing and the attendance of Registered Nurses. The University cafeteria did a land office business catering to returning grads and citizens and the University Health
Service was open all afternoon and evening taking
care of emergency cases.
Robert Wallace of Victoria, graduate of U.B.C,
has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by Dr.
Kaye Lamb on the U.B.C. Senate.
Mr. Wallace is on the Facultv of Victoria College.
MARCH,   1949
The Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund, only
two months old, was shifting out of low gear by
March 9 when Secretary-Manager Frank Turner
reported that $6,000.00 in contributions had Jjeen
sent in by Alumni members. $3,543.29 was donated
by individuals which represented an average contribution of $9.29 from 381 contributors.
In the amount of $6,000.00, the Classes of '22
donated $962.99, the sum of $538.99 of which being
the balance of their Fund from the original fund
started in 1922 plus contributions received at the
time of their Silver Anniversary in 1947. The
Classes of '22 are to be thanked by all alumni for
the grand way they started off the campaign.
To quote Board of Directors Chairman Joe
Brown, the primary objective is to "obtain as many
contributions as possible, the important thing being
the number of persons participating not the amount
of individual contributions." The major goal this
year is to turn over as much as possible to the University as an "Unrestricted Gift to be used in satisfying the University's many needs."
U.B.C.'s most urgent needs, according to President MacKenzie are: 1. General Funds for scholarships bursaries, etc. 2. Women's Residence and
furnishings for rooms in same. 2. Men's Residence
and quarters. 4. Cafeteria. 5. Art Centre. 6. Athletic Program.
After consultation with the University Authorities the Alumni Executive and careful consideration
of all factors, the Board of Directors has decided to
encourage anyone interested to contribute to the
Fund.   However,   large-scale   solicitation   will   undoubtedly be confined to alumni.
It was pointed out that alumni who contribute to
the Fund the minimum amount, qualify for membership in the Alumni Association, but that other
friends of the University who contribute could not
qualify for membership in the Association.
Under the Chairmanship of Joe Brown, various
Directors have been apointed "Supervisors" of a
number of Class Managers in respective Class Year
Groups. Of the 300-odd nominations made, just
over 100 alumni have accepted the positions of Class
Managers and these met at the Inaugural Class
Managers' Dinner on Wednesday, February 23,
Enquiries should be addressed to Frank Turner,
Executive Secretary, Alumni Office, Brock Hall,
U.B.C. (Phone Alma 3044.)
(List of Names Not Complete)
Mrs. A. Morrison Monzlos
William C. Wilson
Mrs. Howard Groon
Mabel M. Lanning
W. T. Abercrombie
Mrs. Irene Stewart
Mrs. Hunter Lewis
William G. Sutcliffe*
I. H. Andrews
W. R. McDougall
Judson O. C. Kirby
Arthur F. Wilks
Richard C. Palmer
Robert G. Anderson
C. E. Milley
Janet L. McTavish
Mrs. A. E. Lord
J. L. Lawrence
B. M. Carter
John F. Walker
Lester W. McLennan
Lionel Stevenson
Hunter C. Lewis
H. C. Gunning
R. E. Walker
J. R. Giegerich
Hugo Ray
R. Walker
John A. Grant
Gordon M. Letson
J. E. Underhill
Percy N. Barr
David B. Charlton
H. B. Smith
R. W. Parker
Bertram Wales
Harry L. Purdy
Curtus J. Timleck
M. M. McFarlane
H. G. McWilliams
Mrs. Walter S. Owen
Harold Fullerton
Fred W. Grauer
J. A. Pike
Douglas Macdonald
S. E. Maddigan
Larry Wright
Arthur W. Bagnall
Larence B. Jack
Walter J. Lind
Ken Beckett
Donald S. Smith
Fred Giles
Wm. H. Burmingham
Molly Bardsley
David B. Turner
Willard Ireland
Arthur K. Macleod
C. Roy Eyre
Dr. G. Volkhoff
Frank F. Rush
I. A. Rader
Peter Sharp
Frank S. Stevens
Rodolphe Paradis
Art Renney
E.   Davie   Fulton
John G. Gould
Hilda L. Cryderman
D. WHson McDuffee
Jack West
Dudley Darling
Robert J. Boroughs
R. G. McElhanney
Myrne B. Nevison
Elinor Brown (Mrs. C.)
Helen M. E. Harmer (Mrs.)
Darrell T. Braidwood
Gerald E. White
Charlie Ovans
Basil Robinson
Donald C. Buckland
A. T. Paton
lain C. MacSween
Echo L. Lidster
W. E. McBride
J. P. McGeer
Barry Sleigh
Alex Rome
Harold N. Parrott
Nora E. Boyd
Lois C. Reid
Jack A. Leavy
Kenneth L. Brae
Leo F. Leavy
J. Asselstine
Ken Deane
Peter Watkinson
Morris Physick
Jack A. Ferry
Ray Perrault
E. T. Kirkpatrick
Herb. Capozzi
Ronald D. Grantham
Bruce E. Wark
Ormonde J. Hall
Clarence P. Idyll
Rod Lindsay
Page 12
Joseph F. Brown, Jr., Arts '23, Chairman.
Richard M. Bibbs, Ap. Sc. '45, Vice-Chairman.
Dr. John Allardyce, Arts '19.
G. E. Baynes, Ap. Sc. '32.
Dr. V. C. Brink, Agric. '34.
A. T. R. Campbell, Arts '31.
C. B. Delbridge, Arts '28.
Dr. J. E. Kania, Ap. Sc. '26.
Mrs. Sherwood Lett, Arts '17.
Arthur E. Lord, Arts '21.
Aubrey F. Roberts, Arts '23.
Bruce A. Robinson, Ap. Sc. '36.
William Veitch, Comm. '37.
Winston A. Shilvock, Arts '31, Comm. '32, President Alumni Association.
H. A. Berry, Arts and Comm. '37, Treasurer
Alumni Association.
Frank J. E. Turner, Arts and Comm. '39, Alumni
Secretary-Manager—Executive Secretary.
Lieut.-Col. W. T. Brown, Arts '32.
Kenneth P. Caple, Agric. '26.
Col. F. T. Fairey, Arts '35.
Dr. A. E. Grauer, Arts '25.
Mrs. Howard T. Mitchell, Arts '25.
From Paris, France, comes a "Par Avion" letter
from Ray Parker, Science '23, who wonders if he
can be a class manager in that distant spot ... he
got his answer by return mail ... of course he can
. . . Ray reports he had lunch in New York before
sailing with Sam Wilson and wants that fact sent
along to Roily Graham.
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Cordial Good Wishes for 1949.
The uneasy Peace in which we are living might be discouraging were it not for the firm
belief that our pattern of living has so much more to offer than the alternatives.
Our pattern is not perfect; it has many inequalities. But, what solutions are found,
what practical adjustments are made, may very easily come from the younger, fresher
minds that are constantly bringing themselves to bear.
We are entering upon a new era in which new and more exacting demands will be made
upon us all, where new concepts and new approaches will be required. We face a future
of splendid promise for the young men and women of today.
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B. C.
E. G. Rowebottom,
Deputy Minister.
Hon. Leslie H. Eyres,
MARCH,   1949
Page 13 UBC Gets $650,000
$1,500,000   Expansion   Program
U.B.C. will get a $650,000 women's residence
through a Provincial Government $1,500,000 expansion program on the campus.
Education Minister Straith also told the Legislature in Victoria February 17, the government will
help students build their memorial gymnasium.
Upper two floors of the applied science building
and the biological and science building (first unit
of the new medical faculty) will be finished.
A $200,000 grant will go to the gymnasium, for
which students and governors already have $433,000.
That sum includes $25,000 contributed earlier by
the government.
Construction of the first of the buildings required
for the University of British Colubmia for its new
medical faculty will be started this spring, the min--
ister declared in detailing the revised university
building program.
The university, he said, still has $1,500,000 for
medical buildings and tenders will be called in
March for the general biological and science building.
Nowhere in his address did the minister give any
indication of the opening date of the university's
medical faculty. Such matters, he said, are controlled
by the university which is an autonomous unit and
directs its own affairs.
Efforts to obtain a dean for the medical faculty,
Mr. Straith continued, have been unavailing to
date, partially because the building program had not
been started and eminent educationalists were unwilling to consider apointments to an hypothetical
He reviewed the efforts of the alumni and students to raise sufficient funds for the construction
of a memorial gymnasium, reporting that donations
and pledges totalled $350,000.
"The board of governors have agreed to contribute $50,000 and the total now on hand is about
$433,000," said the minister.
"This was sufficient to complete the building as
Provincial  Grant For
in 1946 when the plan was commenced.
"The government feels that, since inflation of
costs is no fault of the students or the alumni, the
people of British Columbia would approve of the
government supplementing this fund with sufficient
money to provide for the immediate completion of
this splendid and unselfish effort of the graduates
and undergraduates."
Page 14
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE ^fizaklna cZdito^iaLLu
Alumni and Politics
The Chronicle is essentially a non-partisan organ whose sole purpose is to keep the alumni of
the University of B. C. informed as to the activities
of their Alma Mater and their fellow classmates.
It attempts to stay clear of being biased in favor of
any one political faith, and in fact, its policy has
been to avoid any mention of politics whatsoever.
This attitude is prompted by the fact that the
Chronicle owes equal service to all its graduates
whether they be Conservative, L.P.P., C.C.F. or
Liberal—Capitalists or Socialists. Tom Alsbury
rates as high in the Chronicle's esteem as Jimmy
Sinclair. They are both honest men and they believe
in serving their community.
However, there is no question that something
must be said about the political situation in these
pages because if University graduates have failed in
any field of service to the community it is in the
political one. The apathy of University alumni
to politics is notorious. They simply have not given
■ of themselves freely enough in serving their province and country. We have only two representatives
in the House of Commons in Ottawa, and no representation in the provincial Legislature in Victoria.
The reasons are apparent enough but they don't
excuse the alumni. Everyone knows that the University man after graduation is a pretty harrassed
person for a few years. Other individuals who have
spurned a University education have gotten out into
the world years in advance and are usually far
ahead in the business of settling down to making a
living and building a home and family. They reach
an age more quickly when they begin to look about
for added interests and means of self-improvement
and many of them seek out the advantages in political participation.
The University man, on the other hand, is usually impecunious when he finishes his long pull
through four or five or even six years of study and
he has to spend a few more years catching up to his
contemporaries before he can get the time to enter
Also he usually finds better-paid, more satisfying employment than the non-university man and is
usually content to get ahead in the world through
his own business than take a chance in the uncertain political sphere.
Then again he often regards politics as something akin to being "unclean"—as something only
fit for "scrambling, self-interest-seeking boors" He
often holds himself aloof from the political dogfight and restricts his activities to reading the political news in papers, and to debating over the coffee
Consequently University trained personnel are
not to be found in any great degree in the civic,
MARCH,   1949
provincial or federal governments of this country.
Actually the University trained man's attitude
is wrong. Perhaps it's a sign of the immaturity of
this country but politics must be embraced by University grads and accepted and treated as a line of
endeavor that must be pursued by our top brains.
Otherewise this country will suffer.
On   To   The   Legislature
In the older countries, and particularly in the
British Isles, there is a preponderance of University men in politics and in the government service.
The quality and high level of statesmanship and
government achieved in Britain is a direct result.
University people are trained for leadership
and it is their responsibility to give it. They are
subsidized by the people of this province who pay
money in the form of taxes to maintain the University of B. C, and they demand a return on their investment in the form of service by the alumnus to
his province, city, town or hamlet.
Marjories Agnew, one of U.B.C.'s most inspiring
graduates, sounded this theme a year ago at the
annual alumni meeting. She said then that the
dreams of the early undergraduates of building a
first class university had been fulfilled . . . now the
theme must be "On to the Provincial Legislature."
In other words, fill that chamber with University
trained people and provide good government in B.C.
Shortly it is to be expected there will be Federal and Provincial elections. Every graduate should
make an effort to enter into the elections in some
form or another.
Too long we have stood on the sidelines and
sniffed that politics was beneath our dignity. It is
our duty to enter wholeheartedly into the politics
of this country because what is more important to
each of us than the system of government we live
If by chance some system foreign to our way of
life is instituted in Canada, if some dictator or dictator's stooge ever stands supreme in the House in
Ottawa, we will only have ourselves to blame.
And don't think for one moment that these
words are merely for scare value—it has happened
elsewhere and it can, alas, happen here.
Page 15 ^
The  Gals
Beth Gillanders, UBC Players club member who
has gone on to make the stage her livelihood after
a short spell teaching in Kelowna and Vernon, arrived in Vancouver last month as one of the cast
of the "Drunkard", a play emanating from Toronto's
New World Theatre Group . . . Miss Gillanders
while a member of Hart House played the lead in
"Infernal Machine" and impressed Brian Doherty,
producer-director of the New World Theatre . . .
from Vancouver Miss Gillanders goes with the cast
to Minneapolis and then on to Chicago for a "run"
. . . she wishes she could linger in Vancouver, but
the Theatre, she finds, is no respecter of actresses'
desires. . . .
Joy Coghill, a fellow Players Club Alumnae, is
also making progress in theatrical circles . . . now
studying at the Goodman Memorial School of
Drama in Chicago, she has been appointed stage
manager for Charlotte Chorpenning's production of
"Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates." . . .
Joyce Morrison, 19-year-old UBC student, is the
1949 queen of the Banff winter carnival ... a local
Banff girl, Joyce led a colorful parade through the
streets of the mountain resort to open the carnival. . . .
Elva Plant added further laurels to UBC girls
recently by becoming the first woman to hold the
office of Sophomore Member on the UBC Students'
Council ... it runs in the family, though, as
brother Paul is Council Treasurer.
Women's editor Mary Fallis, who has plumped
hard for women's dormitories on the campus, is
thrilled by the news that that accommodation for
young women at UBC ranks high on the priority
list for the $1,500,000 allocation announced recently
by John S. Hart . . . the news came from President
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
The  Boys
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick was the subject of a bit of
dubious publicity last month when the Vancouver
Sun ran his picture identified as Sam Carr, the refugee ex-organizer of the Communist Labor Progressive Party . . . parlour pink Doc took quite a kidding as 35,000 copies of the home edition of the
newspaper got away before the error was spotted.
On Parliament Hill in Ottawa the opening days
of this session of Parliament was featured by a
wordy clash between two UBC-educated MP's . . .
graduate Jimmy Sinclair, Liberal member for North
Shore, and short-term law student C.C.F.er Rod
Young . . . Young, member for Vancouver Centre,
is alleged to have made the remark in Vancouver
(after just 10 days as a member in last year's Parliament) that MPs are "a bunch of crooks". . . .
Sinclair demanded Young retract his statement or
withdraw from the House ... he did.
Assistant City Prosecutor Stewart McMorran
had a personal interest in a case that was scheduled
to come before Police Court . . . McMorran's new
light green coupe was stolen and police had a 20-
year-old suspect . . . the accused could expect no
mercy from the prosecutor. . . .
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Art   Sager,   who
had gone from UBC .
public relations chief *■
to CBC talks producer in Vancouver,
went on to wider
fields at the end of
the year by accepting position as secretary to Hon. R. W.
Mayhew, dominion
minister of fisheries
. . . Sager, always a
helpful man the
Chronicle could call
on, left for the east
Dec. 31st.
Fraternities at 1
UBC came in for
their annual dose of |
criticism, particularly from Rabbi David 1
C. Kogen, who said they fostered snobbishness
through emphasis on class distinction . . . the
theme was picked up by news columnist and University phobe. Jack Scott, whose ignorance of the
whole faternity set-up added to the confusion . . .
BCER President Dal Grauer meanwhile addressed
the annual inter-fraternity dinner in the Vancouver
Hotel and said Fraternity men must abandon their
preoccupation in sex, liquor and parties and concentrate on picking up the tolerance and experience
that can be learned in participating in fraternal
societies. . . .
Robert Currie, fourth year arts student at UBC,
competed against five female contenders for the
position of Alma Mater Society Secretaryship in
January . .  . yes ... he lost.  . .  .
Jim Sutherland, 35-year-old war vet, was elected
Alma Mater Society president. . . .
Dr. G. M. Volkoff, UBC Physics professor and
one of Canada's top atomic scientists, warned Ki-
wanians recently that "if there is another war it,
will be so devastating nothing will be left for the
conqueror" ... he should know ... he is one of
UBC's most brilliant graduates and an advisor to
the Canadian Government on atomic research.
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Davidson, Secretary A.M.S., Mrs. W. McGill of
Victoria, Mrs. Colin MacDonald of Penticton, and
Dr. Dorothy Mawdsley, Dean of Women, U.B.C.
ARABELL PEIRSON, '35, becomes first head of the recently opened Hastings Branch Library.    As an ex-Wren
who organized several libraries at naval stations during the
war she brings valuable experience to her position.
Woman's  Residence ...
It is with great satisfaction that we have read
the announcement that the Provincial Government
has made a grant of $650,000 for a Women's Residence at U.B.C. in its recent building appropriation.
*      *      *
In the fall of last year the most active group
studying the residence question was a Committee of
the Vancouver University Women's Club who prepared a brief and organized a delegation to meet
with the Provincial Cabinet in Victoria on Dec. 3.
Mrs. Sherwood Lett '17 was Chairman of this
group and the delegation included: Mrs. K. O.
Wright, President of the University Women's Club
of Victoria, Mrs. R. Stuart Davidson, Vice-President Local Council of Women of Chilliwack, Mrs.
Frank Ross '25, formerly of Rossland-Trail, Miss
Helen Lindsay, President of W.U.S., Miss Nancy
1. The health and efficiency of out-of-town women students are suffering by reason of inadequate
housing facilities. 663 of the 1,833 women students
are boarding.
2. It is difficult for out-of-town students to participate in Campus activities on an equal footing
with Vancouver students since a lack of central
living quarters prevents their getting acquainted
readily, and thus having an opportunity of getting
elected to positions requiring leadership. Of the 36
women elected to key positions in the past nine
years, all but one was from Vancouver.
3. Many parents hesitate to send their daughters
to the University of B.C., sometimes choosing universities with women's residences, and often keeping them at home. In either case they are penalized
in that they, as taxpayers, provide educational facilities of which their daughters cannot take advantage.
U.B.C. women come from 134 points. Victoria sends
77, New Westminster 70, Kamloops 19, Kelowna
17, Penticton 15, Nanaimo 14, Trail 12, Nelson 12,
Powell River 10, Vernon 10. The other cities
average 1 to 4 students.
4. The university itself suffers the loss of many
outstanding students who would be most welcome
when the years of large veteran attendance has
5. The University of B.C. is the only University
in Canada without a Women's Residence.
Continued on page 33
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Dr. Sidney Smith, President of Toronto, recently gained himself and his rather sinister academy a
certain amount of publicity by declaring that a university should have no room for playboys. In other
words, hooray for the ants and tortoises, and down
with grasshoppers and hares. This statement roused
much favourable comment across Canada's fair domain, except among the hares and grasshoppers
themselves, always in a minority and thus a fit object in any democracy for our scorn, mockery,
preaching-, obloquy, contumely, odium, and objurgation. Our own Alumni, we are sure, are in complete agreement, since we contain at least 90 per
cent ants and tortoises, plus a few terrapins. Indeed, we have already gone much further than applauding, for at an extraordinary general meeting
of the Alumni Betterment Society, plans were discussed for liquidating playboys found infesting our
campus. Regrettably, a few playboys and playmen
had the bad taste and effrontery to attend this meeting, and many speakers slipped and fell heavily on
the marbles which kept rolling about the floor.
There was, too, considerable heckling, and though
the stenographer was instructed not to write down
anything that contradicted the general feeling of the
meeting, she did not always understand the meaning of the speakers, so that a certain amount of
heresy has crept into the transcript, for which we
Harold Plinky, Arts 20, moved that the University be urged to begin a purge of playboys, expelling any who failed to take an oath renouncing un-
tortoisish activities, and the following debate took
George Cusp: You say there isn't room for playboys. What if they make their own room as they
go along? Some of them are debrouillards, and
rather resourceful.
Plinky: Speak English, you ignorant twerp.
Cusp: Didn't you have a good time at college
Plinky: Certainly not. I am happy to say those
were the worst days of my life, and I want my sons
to have the same chance. A guy is only old once.
That is, unless he becomes a professor and refuses
to grow up.
A Voice: The hell with him.
Chairman: With who?
Another Voice: Whom.
Chairman: Which man?
Another Voice: With almost anybody here,
'cepting us playboys, rah rah.
Chairman: That is not very constructive.
Another Voice: Oh yes it is. Cleanliness is next
to godliness.
Chairman: How's that again?
Same Voice: We're trying to clean some of you
dullards out of here. That is constructive. Not that
all construction is necessarily good, even at kindergarten.    But this is.
Several Voices: Shame, shame.
Plinky: We are straying from the point.
A Voice: Point Grey? (Laughter and hiccoughs.)
"Why is it," I asked a speculative scholar,
"That men equivocate about progress,
Telling me in a single breath that Man
Progresses and does not progress
In  a  world  that  is  growing  better  and  growing
"Ah," he replied, "that is easy.
Pray do not think of giving me a bottle of wine
For answering that one.
The answer, of course, is that every man agrees
His ancestors led up to him as a crowning work.
Which is Progress, is it not?
But then, as he grows older,
He  beholds  his  children,  and  then  their  children
after them,
Failing to match his own excellence,
And thus the world begins the long descent."
D. H. B.
"Here," I said to the priest,
"Here is my soul.
Just wash it and check the ignition
And lubricate it and . . . not an expensive overhaul,
You understand . . . just a usual job.
You know more about this than I do."
But oh, the villain!
He took no more care of my soul
Than a cook washing somebody else's plates,
Or an undertaker washing somebody else's body.
He forgot half the jobs and bungled the rest
And it doesn't even run so well as it did before.
Isn't there a place I can take it
Where they will do these necessary little things
(I don't know what things)
Without explicit orders from somebody
Who doesn't understand the wretched machine
And therefore doesn't know what to order?
How can I look after it myself
But who else is going to do it for me?
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From "Invitation to Mood," a collection of poems by Carol
Coates, to be published by the Ryerson Press during 1949.
It beats, my friend,
the pulse of Black America,
in  the soul-sweeping voice that brings  down the
walls of Jericho,
or rolls Othello's grief across the footlights.
It beats. Can you hear it?
"Black am I, but you choose to hear me.
Because my art towers above other men's,
I can stand on a stage, ringed with white acclaim.
My voice without the blackness you would have, I
for it makes you uncomfortable.
But black are my hands, as those that pluck summer
Black  are  my feet,  as  those that toil along train
aisles, or shuffle through night clubs.
Black is my throat, like a million that would sing,
but are silent.
O, by the deep-throated majesty of my songs,
an Orpheus I would prove to woo your thoughts
to what awaits me after the plaudits fade:
to what awaits all Black America:
Jim Crow,
the freight elevator in the Exclusive Hotel,
Sign, "Not Wanted" at the Country Club.
The swirling applause is baffled now,
mocked by a cry
lifted from the angered, red blood of Dark America.
Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen,
if I had my choice, I would give you "Water Boy"
but at my own price—
not ten dollars, or even five,
but for a porter's dime wrapped up in a smile
and handed to one of my countrymen for me
as though you greeted his immortal soul.
This currency I would take,  and forfeit all your
jewelled applause,
for none could prove more precious than this coin
of kindness:
this that sustains the body and rescues the soul.
With such a balm could I quiet the uneasy pulse,
the fevered, mounting pulse of my people."
have you not heard that beat before in the rhythm
of my songs?
Then listen while I sing again from my proud, black
I, Paul Robeson,
Carol Coates.
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Referring to our integrated, "co-educational"
Alumni Association during a recent Fund discussion, Mrs. Sherwood Lett (nee Evelyn Story) expressed the hope that U.B.C. men and women would
always work together through a strong Alumni organization for the good of the University.
Mrs. Lett, one of the Directors of the Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund and the wife of our first
Alumni President, believes that all former students
should stay united in a single organization.
Periodic reminders like that are excellent—they
promote better understanding among all alumni and
a realization that our growth will continue to be
steady if we are alive to constructive criticism from
all interested groups in our midst. And by preventing segregation, federation, etc.... we permit unified
action and suport when needed.
The U.B.C. Alumni Association is fortunate indeed in not having "Departmental" Alumni Organizations, Faculty Alumni Organizations, Alumnae
Organizations, etc. . . . affiliated with a parent body.
Therefore, we do not suffer from special group demands, privileges, etc. . . . which oftentimes detract
from the main purpose of being of service to the
Institution as a whole.
This is not to suggest that there isn't a place for
careful consideration of University problems primarily concerning a department, faculty or a particular group. Far from it — that's what Standing
Alumni Committees are for. Any former student
may serve on any of these committees.
Nor should this policy be interpreted to mean
that periodic, yes and regular, Class Reunions, Departmental Reunions, Faculty Reunions and numerous other get-togethers of former students with
common campus interests should not be held. We
all enjoy gatherings of this sort—and these are,
and should be encouraged.
Inter-class competition—such as the current one
in connection with the Alumni-U.B.C. Development
Fund — is commendable and vital in a growing
Alumni organization. Class pride is healthy indeed.
But—as Mrs. Lett has suggested—let us work
together whenever Alumni support is required and
let's continue to work through a single, well-knit,
yet decentralized organization.
"Alumni help" meant something the other day
on the campus when Bay Carter (B.Sc. '21) and
Howie Cleveland (B. Comm. '33) combined with
Sam Ross, Assistant Manager of CKWX, to give
Professor   Ellis   Morrow's   undergrad   Advertising
class a few practical tips on that tantalizing subject.
Bay, who is Advertising Manager of the Vancouver
Province, and Howie, who is Managing Director
of Seaboard Outdoor Advertising, also enjoyed the
opportunity presented through the generosity of
businessmen in the Advertising and Sales Bureau
of the Vancouver Board of Trade. .. . Shirley Anderson popped into the Alumni Office to let us know
that brother Howard (B.A. '40) and wife Evelyn
(nee Graham, B.A. '43) are now in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Dr. Norman Bell (B.A. Sc. '37) announced
to your Alumni Secretary-Manager that U.B.C.'s
Physics Building is "the finest on the continent."
(Dr. Shrum, please note!) . . . Visiting Vancouver
is Mrs. W. L. Russell (nee Pat Chutter, B.A. '39).
Husband Wally is training instructors at the Central Flying School, R.A.F., Little Rissington, Gloucester, England. . . . Among the "Always-attenders"
at the traditional Boxing Day Dance are the J. K.
Campbells. Joe is a B.A. Comm. '33, while his
better half (nee Mary Dooley) is a B.A. '32. . . .
Add Found-Addresses Department: alumns Al
Bluechel, 459 Newton St., Seattle 9. . . . Ken Moe's
brother Dr. P. W. Selwood (B.A., '27) is now an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at
Northwestern U. . . . Rhodes Scholars Basil Bobin-
son (B.A., '40), and Jim Brown (B.A., '40) checked
in just long enough to check out. Ex-Soccer and
Cricket great "Bas" is now in Ottawa with the Department of External Affairs, while Jim is off to
China and an Assistant Professorship in Lingnan
U. . . . Congratulations to Jim Sutherland, 35-year-
old Second-Year Law student upon his election as
President of th eAlma Mater Society . . . More of the
same to Graduating Class President Gene Johnson,
members of his executive and the hosts of prospective grads (some 1700!).
More of the same to Graduating Class President
Gene Johnson, members of his executive and the
hosts of prospective grads (some 1700!).
Rumball, D. L.
Bodie, R. T. Mylett, P. V.
Crawford, J. A. Macdonald, A. R.
Clerihue, W. R. Robinson, D. A.
Fleming, T. K. Stanford, S. E.
Brown, J. R. McDougall, J. F.
Carter, K. B. Manuel, L. W.
Gardiner, J. G. Mason, F. B.
Gourlay, R. A. Mill, R. M.
Hill, C. J. Milne, R. S.
*Leslie, I. T. Moreton, G. K.
tLoiselle, H. A. Richards, G. C.
Lightbody, K. M. Rose, T. F.
*Came first in primary examination.
tCame second in primary examination.
Page 22
Continued  from  Page  20
Plinky: Yes, sir. we are straying from the spirit
of Point Grey. (Frantic cheers. The stenographer fainted and was replaced.) Just because a guy
can pass exams, he needn't be a dog in the manger
and occupy room that should belong to a plodder
who can't pass exams but sincerely wishes he could.
Cusp: What is a playboy, if he gets his work
Several Voices: Shame.    Boo.
Plinky: You know what a playboy is.. You were
one yourself in 1920.
Cusp: I know I was. But I don't know what
made me one.    I want a diagnosis.
Plinky: You sure do.    (Laughter.)
Cusp: And a rah rah rah to you, sir. But I feel
I did my college good and it did me good, and what
more can you ask ?
Plinky: How did you do us good?
Cusp: At the worst, I was a horrible example to
you. At the best, I cheered up the poor professors.
I made several chaps see that seriousness isn't
everything and can even be fatal. I laughed at
many things that needed laughing at. Laughter is
only wind, but air in motion is the cure for rot,
damp, frost-hollows, stagnation, insommnia, doldrums, and other things.
Many Voices: Sit down. Throw him out. Drunk
Cusp: Do you want the. stacks full of bookworms?
Voices: Yes, we do.   Kill him.
Cusp: Do you want no real cross-section of life?
What a horrible business.
Plinky: Life IS a horrible business. (Prolonged
applause.)  Life is reel, life is er-nust.
Cusp: I speak merely of gifted idlers, the salt of
the earth who leaven the lump . . .
A Chemist: Salt is not a leaven.
Cusp: Yes it is.   Ever hear of salt-rising bread?
Chemist: No.
Cusp: Ignore this simpleton. I suppose he claims
to be educated?
Chairman: We all claim he WAS educated, since
he got a degree. Whether we guarantee any permanence is a different matter.
Cusp: Well, I remain educated, because I was a
playboy, not a swot. But as I was about to say, if
you exclude anyone who passes exams too easily
and who doesn't even need to attend educational
films (talking of childish play), then where can he
Huge Chorus: Let him to go hell, where he belongs.
Chairman: Carried unanimously.
Mr. Cusp was then hit over the head with a
blunt instrument, amid cries of "Admitto te!", and-
he was hurled out the window. The meeting adjourned. A committee is now at work raising funds
to instal a laughter detector on the campus for
identifying subversive elements.
Pretty Marjorie MacDonald, U.B.C. co-ed, is on her way
to an Aggie party as Lil Abncr character "Moonbeam Mc-
Swine." Marjorie is a gentle reminder to tired old grads
that their best years were spent in college.
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on Brock lawn. Soon to be graduates, Hub Baker, Miss Richardson and President Johnson discussed graduate matters with
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The Editor,
The Alumni Chronicle,
Dear Sir:
I have just returned to London from a holiday
skiing in Austria to find the Chronicle awaiting me,
and it occurred to me that you might be interested
to hear about conditions in Europe. I went to Austria with two cousins from New Zealand and wre
broke the journey in Paris for two days and again
in Zurich. We had to have military permits to cross
the Austrian border and in an attempt to combat
the flagrant black market that exists there, we had
to change 8 shillings per day for each clay we would
spend  in   Austria.
Paris was bitterly cold but as enchanting as ever
—one meal of a steak and white wine convinced us
that we were no longer in England! There is still
no milk in Paris but everything else was plentiful.
We had two fabulous meals, one of which began
with snails, or 'escargots', which are a famous
French delicacy and it is quite an art to manipulate
them; they are cooked in butter, parsley and wine
sauce and are really delicious ! We had another meal
at the Existentialist cafe in the Latin Quarter where
Sartre and his followers meet,
We travelled overnight sitting up to Zurich and
spent two more days exploring that delightful
medieval town where Zwingli preached in the
Grossmunster. We went into the Arts building at
the University of Zurich, which is built around a
central hall filled with classical statues and there is
a skylight above which floods it all with light.
We crossed the Austrian-Swiss border at Buchs
and had no trouble with customs. We left the Orient
Express (which goes from Calais to Constantinople)
at Langen, the stop before the long Arlberg tunnel
begins. We were now in the midst of lovely snow
mountains. Another two-hour ride, and we were at
Lech-am-Arlberg, comfortably installed in the
The Tannenberger-Hof was the largest hotel and
in the evenings everyone congregated there to dance
to the superb band—on New Years' Eve the band
played from 9 until seven o'clock the next morning.
Although we were very adequately fed in the
hotel, conditions for the people in Austria a.re very
poor. They are more severely rationed than we are
here in England; the average monthly wage at present is 500 Austrian shillings and yet a pair of shoes
costs 200 shillings, and a coat 500, so that it is almost impossible for the average worker to buy any
consumer goods.
The Vorarlberg range of mountains in which we
were skiing were exactly like the Rockies north of
Lake Louise only not, of course, as high! Lech was
just north of St. Anton and a two-hour rail journey
from Innesbruck. There was a very good ski-lift
going up for over 1,000 feet from the valley. There
was not much more than a foot and a half or snow
at one point but what there was of it was excellent.
I must say how much I enjoy the Chronicle, as it
ke«ps me in touch with UBC. I'd like to send greetings to anyone who still remembers me there and
to remind anyone coming to London that there is a
UBC Alumnae  Association  here at  B.  C.  House.
We are having a meeting next month and I shall
send you some news about it later on.
Yours sincerely,
Pam Mitchell.
London School of Economics
We have a new listening habit . . . Sunday
night at 8:30 . . over CBR . . . that half hour of
criticism of the week's movies, radio programs, and
books. We take proud note of the fact that critics
with some association with U.B.C. have spoken on
this program in far more than their due share of the
time. The night the program was introduced. Lister
Sinclair, '42, and Earle Birney, '26, reviewed books
and radio programs, and one of Lister Sinclair's
books was The Merchant Class of Medieval England, the latest publication of Sylvia Thrupp, '25.
Since then Dr. Sedgwick and Roy Daniels, '30.
have joined the book reviewers, Dr. Sedgwick presenting Roy Daniel's book of poetry, Deeper into
the Forest.
May we confess that we have a preference for
these alumni critics . . . their distinctive diction
. . . their fascinating talk.
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Nearly 120 members of the Alumni Association
representing every graduating class  from   1916 to
._e the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund an
enthusiastic send-off at a class managers' dinner in
the Brock Hall on February 23.
J. 1\ Brown, Jr., Arts '23, chairman of the fund's
Board of Directors, who presided, explained the organization of the new Alumni project and introduced trustees and directors.
Winston A. Shilvock. president of the Alumni
Association, thanked the class managers for taking
on the job of contacting U.B.C. alumni and former
students and related some of the successes scored
by similar annual giving programs in United States.
It was announced that up to the time of the
meeting nearly 500 former students had already
subscribed $5169.
Hon. E. \Y. Hamber, chancellor, congratulated
the Alumni Association on its initiative in founding
the Development Fund and pledged his support.
In an informal address, Dr. Norman MacKenzie,
president, spoke of the wonderful value of "free
money'' given to the University administration and
gave several instances of special objectives to which
such funds could be directed. He recalled being
present at a function in Madison, Wisconsin, recently, when the alumni presented $3,000,000 to the
university for a building project.
Col. F. T. Fairev, deputy minister of education,
and one of the fund's trustees, declared the Alumni
project is evidence that graduates are doing something to help the university.
A booklet giving class managers instructions regarding the fund was distributed.
Dr. J. E. Kania, Arts '26, led the gathering in
community singing and also contributed several
violin solos. Margaret Dowries Wallace was heard
in pianoforte numbers.
The new alluring scent . . .
full of romance
and  charm   .   .   .
MARCH,   1949
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Southern California
The Southern California branch of the Alumni
Association held a dinner on November 13 at the
Mona Lisa Restaurant, Los Angeles, in honor of
President N. A. M. MacKenzie. Over twenty attended, and a number of others sent regrets for unavoidable absence. The President gave a detailed
and informative report of the recent development
and future prospects of the University, illustrating
it with photographs and press material which were
handed around among the audience. Under the leadership of Dr. Jean Hood Cross (Arts '31) the alumni
made an astonishingly successful attempt to sing
some of the old campus songs.
Allen Walter Shore (Agric. '43) is studying for
his doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of
Southern California.
Morris J. Berson (Arts '46, Sci. '47) has settled
in Los Angeles and is going into business there.
Herbert C. Burke (Arts '39) has just received
his M.A. in English at Claremont Graduate School,
California, and has gone on to Stanford University
to work on his Ph.D. He is married to the former
Jean Meredith (Arts '38) and they have two children.
Lionel Stevenson (Arts '22), Professor of English at the University of Southern  California, has
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been elected President of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast.
Northern California
Fifty-seven alumni of the Northern California
branch, many of whom had never before met Dr.
MacKenzie, welcomed the president of their University at a dinner meeting held in the Faculty Club
of the University of California at Berkeley on November 12. Chairman Percy Barr (B.A.Sc. '24) with
characteristic geniality presided at the meeting.
Dr. MacKenzie held the interest of the group
while he gave a detailed account of the recent
growth of the University, changes that have occurred in its teaching staff and administrative officers, the expansion of its departments and faculties
and current activities of various groups on its campus. Replying to a question asked by Lester McLennan (Arts '22) about the proposed collection of
totem poles for the University, Dr. MacKenzie told
of the activities of the totem pole committee, under
Hunter Lewis, and the prospects for a well-located
suitable park in which the totems would be displayed as symbols of the University. .
List of Alumni present at dinner for Dr. MacKenzie :
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson, Dr. and Mrs.
Percy Barr, Mr. G. M. Barrow, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bertram, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bolton, Mr. A.
W. Boyd, Mr. Paul Buck, Mr. Leslie E. Carbett,
Miss Margaret Coope, Mr. Kenneth Creighton, Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Depper, Mr.
Harry English, Mr. J. M. G. Fell, Dr. Walter Fischer, Mr. Kelvin Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. D. B.
Harkness, Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Ireland, Mr.
Burton O. Kurth, Mr. Richard Legallais, Mr. and
Mrs. Dewart Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Lester McLennan, Mr. C. D. Maunsell, Mr. and Mrs. Holger Ny-
gard, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Offord, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Prowd, Mr. and Mrs. Robert apRoberts,
Miss Marta S. Rolston, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sage,
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shaw, Miss Shaw, Miss Marjorie Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Straight, Mr. M.
G. Thomson, Dr. Tyler, Mr. Edwin A. Verner, Mr.
Norman Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waites.
The Toronto branch has been hard hit by the
departure of many of the executives who have left
the Good city, but President Doug Durkin, Treasurer J. Cameron King, Secretary Roy Jackson and
Vice-President John Sumner are still carrying on as
the nucleus of the group.
Alumni in Kelowna had a social evening recently
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack MacLennan.
Elected to the executive here are: President, Rex
Marshall; Vice-President, Mrs. Jack MacLennan;
Secretary-Treasurer, Nonie Faulconer; Executive
Members : L. Wilson and Mary Rattenbury. Peggy
Pepper, former Secretary-Treasurer, has gone to
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Alumni Branch Officers
Xaramata,  B. C.
3  Island View  Blvd..
Mimico,   Ont.
U. of Southern California,
Los Angeles.
1849  San  Juan   Ave.,
Berkley 7, Calif.
The most recent meeting of the Branch was held
at the home of Don V. Fisher on January 31st. Dr.
R. C. Palmer presented a brief report on items of
interest to local Alumni which were dealt with at
the Senate meetings held December 15th and Janu-
arv 11th. Summerland Alumni were interested in
learning that the resolution regarding religious education passed at a previous meeting and forwarded
to Dr. MacKenzie had been read before Senate. This
resolution expressed opposition to the proposed introduction into the University curriculum of courses
which might eventually have the effect of splitting
the University into sectarian colleges.
Dr. iPalmer explained hat this whole matter of
possible courses dealing with religion had been referred to the faculty concerned, with the recommendation that the appropriate departments study the
possibilities of providing suitable courses, within
the terms of the University Act, that would enable
students to get fuller and more accurate understanding of the important part that religion plays in
human society and affairs.
It was reported that the Summerland Scholarship Fund now lacks only $175.00 of being self-
maintaining. This fund now stands at $8,225.00. It
is designed to provide a $250.00 scholarship each
year to a meritorious Summerland High School
student entering University.
Plans were laid for the annual Summerland
Scholarship dance which is to be held on June 3rd.
It is hoped that this dance will provide the necessary funds to complete the Scholarship Fund.
Membership in the Branch now stands at over
Ottawa *
The Ottawa Branch ot the UBC Alumni Association held its Fall meeting^on November 22, 1948.
We were fortunate to have Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. the President of the University, and Dr. Arnold
Heeney. at that time Clerk of the Privy Council
and now the Under-Secretary of State for External
Affairs, as our guests. President MacKenzie gave an
interesting report on developments at the University and Dr. Heeney spoke on "The Universities and
the Public Service."
The present executive of the Ottawa Branch is
as follows:
President—Bill Barton (Arts '40).
Vice-President—Ab. Whitely (Arts '28).
Vice-President—Nora Boyd (Commerce '44).
Secretr.rv-Treasurer—Dave   Petapiece   (B.A.
The Annual Meeting and election of officers for
the coming- vear will be held in March.
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John Forsyth, offensive kingpin of the Thunderbird
scoring machine this year, has been nominated for the
1949 National Association of Basketball Coaches Ail-
American Basketball Team by officials of the Evergreen
Forsyth, whose all-round brilliancy has supplied the
punch in Thunderbird victories to date, has averaged fourteen points per game and at this writing stands a good
chance of winding up as top scorer in the Evergreen Conference this year.
California Ruggers Have
Rosebowl Stars
California Coach Miles Hudson brings his Golden Bears to Vancouver on March 24 and 26 for the
third annual renewal of the rugby series for the
World Trophy.
The Bears, who managed only one victory out
of four last year, are out for revenge, and will trot
out a team that includes six of this year's Rose
Bowl members. With these men and others liberally sprinkled through their line-up who tip the
scales at over two hundred pounds, the Bears will
have more heft and power than any team that has
played in Vancouver, and while they lack the experience and know-how in the English game, their
size will overcome a lot of shortcomings.
The Thunderbirds are exact opposites to the
Bears.   Short on wejght, the Bears stress speed and
good ball-handling to set up scoring plays, and play
a sound defensive game. This is borne out by looking at the scoring statistics this year. In Miller and
McKechnie Cup play to date the Thunderbirds have
yet to have their goal line crossed, and have been
running hog-wild in the scoring column.
Leading the Thunderbird fifteen from the five-
eights' position is Frank Watt, who has shown a
terrific turn of speed. Feeding the ball out to Watt
will be John "Junior" Tenant, receiving half, the
smallest man on the team at 155 pounds. The man
who will handle the place kicking assignments for
the Birds is Hilary Wotherspoon, sure-toed wing
man who has switched back to English rugby after
handling the point-after-touchdown assignments for
the football team last fall. Others who will be playing English after a season of American include Halfback Doug Reid, Eric Cardinall, Hartt Crosby, Jack
Armour and Dave Story. Reid, in previous years
outstanding in the five-eights' position, has been
moved to the breakaway position in the scrum.
The 'Birds start the series off by travelling to
Berkeley, home of the Bears, on March 10 and 12,
for the first two games of the home and home series.
U.B.C. Boxer Golden Boy
Don Codville, lightweight belter champ of the
U.B.C. Boxing Club, won his second Golden Gloves
Crown and Golden Boy Award in two weeks during
the recent Vancouver eliminations.
Codville, 21-year-old third year engineering student, started off on the Golden Gloves trail by winning his division and the Golden Boy Award in the
Vancouver Island tournament. In the tougher
mainland tourney, Codville did a repeat, upsetting
hard-hitting veteran Ken McPhee after reaching the
finals by decisioning his brother Bruce on Friday
and beating boxing smoothie Art Burgess in the
Saturd&y semi-final. The judges gave him a two-
point victory over McPhee and also the Golden Boy
Award in what was thought to be the best fight of
the day.
Don, who sweated down to 135 pounds to make
the lightweight limit, started fighting just for the
sake of "fooling around." Since then, he has won
thirteen out of sixteen fights, five via the knockout
route. He is passing up the chance of improving
that record in the Northwest Golden Glove eliminations in Seattle in favor of knuckling down for his
examinations this spring, putting his studies ahead
of the ring, he figures it is time to quit "fooling
Thunderbird Roundup
The new Memorial Gymnasium will seat 5500
and will give U.B.C. the second largest gymnasium
in the Evergreen Conference. Top honour belongs
to College of Puget Sound and its seating capacity
of 6000. .-. . Springtime practice for football gets
under way on February 28th. The 'Birds will have
an e*g1it-game schedule next fall with six of them
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE at home. Teams showing for the first time in Vancouver will be Whitworth College, Central Washington College of Education, Northern Idaho College of Education, and Eastern Oregon College.
. . . Chick Turner, U.B.C. Rhodes Scholar for 1949,
would have made an Olympic berth in the 100
metres except for a pulled tendon two weeks previous to the trials in Montreal. . . . Jack Creedon and
Bob Thistle, U.B.C. swimmers, have claims pending
for Canadian Inter-Collegiate records in 100 free
style and the 50 back stroke respectively. . . . The
hustling Quarterback Club, composed mainly of
U.B.C. grads, with Ralph Henderson as chairman,
have plans already started for next year's football
season designed to help the healthy promotion of
that sport at U.B.C. . . . Boxer Pete Worthington
was awarded the title of the best built boy of the
Golden Gloves tournament recently. . . . U.B.C. will
enter a baseball team for the first time in the Evergreen Conference play this year with a limited schedule of two games. Coaches have still to be named.
. . . Ken Meredith, city badminton champion, is a
second year Law student at U.B.C. . . . Average
enrollment of schools in the Evergreen Conference
is 2100, far above the 800 average in the Pacific
Northwest Inter-Collegiate Athletic Conference in
which U.B.C. previously participated. . . . When the
U.B.C. hockey team travelled to the interior, the
city of Quesnel declared a public holiday and turned
out en masse to see the game. U.B.C. won 10-1.
. . . Vancouver Clover Leafs have nine U.B.C!. grads
on their roster list. Only members who have not
attended U.B.C. are Bob Pickel and Bob Burtwell,
both of whom may enroll next fall.
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Page 31 S^hoppina  ^Arton
Growing with this smart suburban area is the shopping
district of Kerrisdale. A new block of modern shops serves
Kerrisdale and here you'll find specialty shops that emphasize quality. . . .
At HILDA FLINN'S (2007 West 41st, KE. 6347-R) are accessories to please the most discriminating fashion shoppers . . .
important among the exquisite collection of blouses to go with
Easter suits are delicate sheers, pastel crepes and classic gabardines. Famous name sweaters, skirts, slacks in the finest materials are on display. Trousseau lingerie by Marjorie Hamilton
and lovely matched sets are to be found here. Modern in decor,
this charming shop adds a distinguished look to Kerrisdale's
newest shopping area. As a designer, Hilda Flinn offers expert
advice on fashion and color accessories.
Beauty and Easter fashions are correlated. And a visit to the
BEAUTY ISLE (2011 West 41st Avenue), will give your spirit
as well as your personality a lift. The newest innovations have
been installed in Kerrisdale's most modern beauty shop and it's
a pleasure to relax in their luxurious hostess lounge chairs. Try
their electric mitt cream treatment on your hands and feel the
soft smoothness come back . . . enjoy a facial under the most
restful atmosphere. An electric manicure is a new idea here
. . . and the smart, modern powder bar in red and grey satin
is also a novel innovation. Telephone Anita Arnot, hair stylist at
the Beauty Isle, KE.   1562, for an appointment.
Tots to Teens have their say about Easter Fashions and the
JAUNTY JUNIOR, Tot to Teen Shop at 2055 West 41st
Avenue (KE. 4611), is ready to cater to their needs. From the
small fry to the 12-year-old young miss, you'll find dainty
dresses, coats and accessories they'll clamor for . . . cute
sailor sets and jodhpur sets for the young lad are to be found
in sizes up to the seven-year-old ... as for baby . . . Jaunty
Junior has beautiful bonnets, jackets, dresses, toys for gift
seekers. You'll find a complete line of Vanta Baby wear,
Curity Diapers and they also feature the Joan Doreen Infant
Dresses and Eclipse Dresses in sizes from 3 to 10 years.
Easter Bunnies are cutting capers at JARDINE'S CANDY SHOP
(2059 West 41st, KErr. 4997), where you find those melt in
your mouth chocolates that Jardine's are famous for . . . marzipan creams, strawberry, maple, vanilla, nut centres, cherry
centres ... all hand rolled and dipped with the true artistry
of the expert chocolate dipper. I sampled one of their marzipan
creams and it was, m-m-m, delicious ... I saw the spotlessly
clean kitchen, the huge marble slabs, shiny and clean, where
the chocolates are dropped to set . . . and then the first
Easter eggs and bunnies popped up. Jardine's are justly proud
of their chocolates which are made from the finest ingredients.
Another distinguished shop in Kerrisdale's new shopping block
is ALDERSON'S PICTURE GALLERIES (2045 West 41st Avenue, KErr. 4354). Formerly from Victoria where Mr. Alderson
specialized in fine pictures for home interiors, this 41st Avenue
shop has an inspiring selection of charming pictures on view.
There are pictures to blend with the decoration scheme of any
room and to give personality to your home. Originals and reproductions in prints, water colors and oils. Etchings, Van Gogh
prints, English neproductions are to be seen here. Picture framing is a specialty Pottery, English China and Art Supplies are
also at the Alderson Picture Galleries. Browse around and enjoy
a visit here. /.'-»
Photo by R, Hijghes
^rrere  Loomed the llSride
Kerrisdale's newly modernised Rose Marie
fashion shop interprets the Empire silhouette
in this bridal scene for '49. The bride's gown
in rich satin with lavish lace inset panels. The
bridesmaids' gowns in rustling taffeta. See the
distinctive Spring styles from Junior Miss to
Youthful Matrons featured in Kerrisdale's
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Continued from Page 18
MARY MACLEOD '40, one time lead in Player's Club spring- productions now is playing" on
Broadwav. She has the role of daughter to antique
dealer Boris Karloff in "The Shop at Sly Corner."
SYLVIA THRUPP '25 has recently published
a study of "The Merchant Class of Medieval England," University of Chicago 1'ress. According to
our reviewer. Lister Sinclair, this is a reference
book which you can read from cover to cover. The
meat of the book is the matter of the guilds which
is significant to readers today concerned with the
way guilds use their power. It is clear exciting-
Elinor Bossy Brown '39 set out for England in
the fall of 1945, one of a party of 32 St. John's Ambulance workers going from Canada as hospital aids
following the close of the war. Her post was at Hay-
mead's Emergency Hospital in Hertfordshire where
she worked in a 36-ned Women's Surgical Ward
staffed by one Sister, one Staff Nurse and 3 Xurse's
Aids.   Her patients called her "Canada."
Off d'.Uv hours were spent sightseeing. She was
in LiOndon for the Royal Wedding and viewed the
wedding gifts.
She met an Englishman, Clifford Brown, whom
she married just before she was posted home to
Canada. After ten weeks travel she returned for two
vears when sfu- studied the art of austerity housekeeping in Kigland.
In May, 1948. when she was tin duty at the St.
John's Fair and Exhibition at St. James Palace, she
was presented to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Alice
and the Earl of Athlone.
She is now making her home in Vancouver with
her husband and a young daughter.
From a
Group of
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Pat Crisall, pretty U.B.C. freshman, got honotirable mention as an "also-ran" in Liberty Magazine's recent poll to
name Canada's ten best dressed women.   Nineteen-year-old
Pat is also a fashion model for Chatelaine magazine.
Cora May Stafford and Mae B. Wilson, graduates
of U.B.C. and Vancouver General Hospital have
been appointed to the Staff of the Public Health
Department, Hilo. Hawaii, and have sailed for "the
features New Arrivals
for Spring
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MARCH.   1949
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To Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Oviatt, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Vefne Dallamore (Lois Sander-
 son) a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Carter, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Patterson, a daughter.
To-JVIr. and Mrs. Clifford Brown (Elinor Bossy) a
To Mr. and Airs, L. F. Wright, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. David Manders (Elspeth Lintott)
a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Mather, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Kimball Nichols (Jean Telford) a
To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Gilmour, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Les Bell, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Kincade, a daughter.
To'Mr. and Mrs. Fraser Mcintosh, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wright, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mackie, a daughter.
To Major and Mrs. William Mathers, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Fulton, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jordan-Knox (Ruth Hutchinson) a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. J. A. F. Gardiner, a daughter.
To Dr. and Mrs. Jacques Metford (Deborah Aish)
a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart MacKay (Patricia Cunningham) twin daughters.
To Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Letham, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ladner, a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Elliot, '32 (Jean Mac-
Naughton, '33) a son.
To   Dr.   and   Mrs.   Bruce   (Dora)   Menzies,   a
your Toddler
"Cradle Cranny"
Thomas Kerr Berry to Frances Elizabeth Hobden.
Charles Henry Russel to Ann Patricia Symonds.
John W. Golding to Heather Anne Bathstone.
Gordon Clifford Broatihead to Gene McMynn.
Gaston Godbout to Marie Andree Blais.
Hugh Wallis Nasmith to Doris Patricia Humphrey.
Major Terence Donovan to Mignon Barclay-Ross.
Fred Ross Hamilton to Lavella Day.
Frank Stuart Boxall to Cynthia Smith.
Gordon Hugh Gilmour to Jean Beverley Mackenzie.
Albert Leslie Babb to Marguerite Henderson.
Walter Dummer Fisher to Marjorie Smith.
Arthur Eiv7orthy to Elizabeth Anne Laird.
George Edward Clark to Beverley Eleanor Guy.
Ray Jure to Jean Wylie Tait.
Arthur E>. H. Henderson" to Halcyone Webb.
Peter Esmond Cromie to Inez Patricia Knight.
Charles Embleton to Winona Carruthers.
Major   Donald   W.   Hodsdon   to   Mona   Graham
Edward Arthur Pratt to Beverley Beryl Batt.
John Edward Sparks to Eleanor Jean White.
Donald K. Bannerman to Margaret Jean Mcllvride.
John T. Grierson to Agnes Reid.
John Anthony Boys to Irene Sandford Pearce.
William Inman to Mary Evelyn Dolmage.
William Jackson Aird to Marceline Reeves.
David Thompson Rea to Margaret MacLeod.
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Vases. Select that important Wedding
or Easter gift from the house of rare
i  2932 Granville Street     CHerry 9633
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At Low Interest Rate 4 V2 %
Your financing is as important as your plans and contractor. Call at our office
and let us explain our modern loans. Our mortgage appraiser will give you any
assistance you may require. On Home Loans at 4J/2% Interest, easy monthly
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^Ard   a   (confidential   ^jrrlend. . .
Your family lawyer, your family physician, are people in whose
judgment you place confidence, and who treat your affairs as a
matter of confidence.
Your banker, too, is a professional man, bound by professional
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Make use of his services, placing him on the same friendly footing
as your family lawyer or physician.
UNIVERSITY DISTRICT BRANCH: 4473 West 10th Are., near Sasamar, Vancouver, B.C.
H. M. Cornwall, Manager
2 / Branches in Vancouver and District 69 Branches in B. C. and Yukon
Over 500 Branches in Canada MORE GOODS FOR MORE PEOPLE... AT LESS COST
Almost everybody has had dealings with Canadian General Electric—whether it's the
housewife buying lamps and labor-saving devices from her neighborhood appliance
dealer,  or  business  concerns  and  municipalities  purchasing  electrical  equipment.
For more than fifty-five years this Company has been privileged to play a leading
part in the vast electrical development of our country—until, today, Canada is recognized as one of the most highly electrified nations in the world.
C.G.E. builds generators which turn waterpower into electrical energy . . . transformers and switch gear which control and distribute it . . . makes wire and cable to
carry the "electricity into homes and factories, farms and mines . . . makes motors and
a multitude of appliances and lighting equipment that put this power to useful work.
By manufacturing this equipment on an ever-increasing scale, the company makes
life easier, better, fuller for everyone today by helping to provide more goods for
more people at less cost.
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