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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 2 U. B. C. Alumni Chronicle
Published   by   the
Alumni Association  of  the  University
ot   British   Columbia
Editor:   Harry   T.   Logan,   M.C,   M.A.
Assistant to the Editor: Sally Gallinari,  B.A/49.
Sharp, B.Com.'36; Past President, G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39; First Vice-President, Hugh
John Hodgins, B.A.Sc.'28; Second Vice-President, Mrs. Frank M. Ross, B.A.'25; Third
Vice-President, Dean Blythe A. Eagles, B.A/22;
Treasurer,  Archie  P.  Gardner,   B.A.'37;   Execu-
Published in Vancouver
five Secretary, A. H. Sager, D.F.C, B.A.'38;
Chronicle Editor, Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: John Ashby, B.A/33;
Mrs. Morris Belkin, B.A/40; Dr. W. G. Black,
B.A.'22; E. G. Perrault, B.A.'48; Mrs. Lawrence
E. Ranta, B.A.'35, B.A.Sc'39; Leonard B.
Stacey, B.A.Sc.'24. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A.'39; Applied Science, Stuart S. Lefeaux, B.A.Sc/45;
Architecture, Harry Lee, B. Arch.'50; Arts,
Harold W. Fullerton, B.A.'29; Commerce,
Donald A. McRae, B.Com.'47; Forestry, Norman
Dusting, B.S.F.'52; Home Economics, M,s.
George Cornwell, B.H.E.'49; Law, Brian W. F.
McLoughlin, LL.B.'50; Medicine, Victor <V
MacPherson, B.A/50, M.D/54; Pharmacy, Miss
Anne Tomljenovich, B.S.P.'54; Physical Edu-
, Canada, and authorised as second class mail, °ost
cation, Richard Mitchell, B.P.E.'49; Social
Work, George V. Jones, B.S.W/49, M.S.W/50.
Agnew, B.A/22; His Honour Judge A. E. Lord,
B.A.'21; Dr. I. McTaggart-Cowan, F.R.S.C,
B.A/32, Ph.D.(Calif.)'35. ALMA MATER
Editorial Committee
Chairman: Peter J. Sharp; Members: G. Dudley
Darling, Harry T. Logan, E. G. Perrault, A. H.
Chronicle  Offices
Business    Office:     201     Brock    Hall,     U.B.C,
Vancouver 8,  B.C.    Editorial  Office:  207  Brock
Hall,   U.B.C,  Vancouver  8,   B.C.
Office Dept., Ottawa.
Vo'. 9, No. 3
Autumn, 1955
1955 Great Trekker—Art Sager
Guest  Editorial—Geoffrey  C.  Andrew
Branches—Art   Sager        	
Graduate Profile: Anne Margaret Angus—
Bice Caple     	
The  President Reports .   .
No News Is Good News      ...  .. .
Another Record for Development Fund .
College of Education for U.B.C.—J. R. M.
Makers  of  the   University:
Frank   Fairchild   Wesbrook—Editor
Are You  Coming  Home  in  1955?
New Appointments to P.E.
and   Coaching   Staff—Bus   Phillips
Spectacular   Development  of   Electronics
in  Canada—JJ.   M.  Schell
Scholarship and Scholarships—
Arthur H.  Beattie
U.B.C.  Alumni Scholarships Awarded
Summer Session  Highlights—Ed. Parker .
Alumnae and Alumni     . .
The Faculty   . .	
Henley   1955 Dean   Geoffrey   C.   Andrew
McGill  Redmen at  U.B.C, Sept. 24
At the Sign of the Totem
Marriages - 	
.  5-7
1955 Great Trekker
Tin- Alma .Maler So-
■:oty lnis announced that
the Great Trekker
Award - file highest
honour granted by the
student body — will he
conferred this year on
Aubrey F. Roberts. Arts "28, Chairman,
lioanl of Directors. I'.IJ.C. Development
The Alumni Association hails this au-
noiiiieement    as   a    tilling   and    richly
deserved   tribute  to  its best-known and
most devoted eon-graduate Alumnus.
II  is particularly tit tins: that Aubrey
should be the 1!).V> recipient of this
award which has now become established as part of the "Tuuni Est" spirit
of I'.U.C. This is his third and final
year as Chairman of the Fund and il
has been during his period of  leader
Aubrey   F.   Roberts
ship that the Fund has become a
.significant source of community support
and goodwill  for the Fniversity.
The Great Trekker Award, established in l!)."i(>. is conferred annually
on a member of the Alumni Association
who has "continued his interest in the
I'niversily . . . and made an outstanding contribution to the community, the
Fniversity and the student  body."
On all points Aubrey's record stands
high. His services to the Fniversity
and  student body  need  no  re-counting
other than to mention that most of the
scholarship money in the Fund has
been raised through his efforts. His
service to tin- community, though often
out of the limelight, is also well-known,
lie was Secretary of the Canadian Club
for four active years during which he
bellied to stimulate the interest of that
organisation in the University: for six
years he was Secretary of the P..C.
Section, Canadian ltar Association: he
has been Public Relations Chairman
of the Community Chest and always in
the background as a consultant : he's
advised on many other charity campaigns: he's a member of the .Metro
politan Council for United Church F.x
tension, the Vancouver Board of Trade,
the Lions Club, and lie's Yico-Prosidenl
of the ■■Friends of Tt.ts.O."
It is interesting to recall that Aubrey
was a member of the student committee
in ]922-23, which planned the first Trek
from F".B.C.'s humble home in Fairview
to the future site of the University at
Point Grey. A year or so later lie also
performed a valuable task as assistant
editor of the University "Record of
Service of the men who made the trek
lo the First World War.
Few men have given as much, and in
as quiet a maimer, to service for higher
education and community endeavours
as has Aubrey Roberts.
Ill receiving the award on N'oveniber
.">. he takes his place in the roll call
of other devoted Alumni who perpetuate, by their example, the spirit of "The
(treat Trek" Joe Brown. John Buchanan. Arthur Lord. Waller Gage anil
Phyllis Ross.
Calgary—S.     P.     (Bud     Burden,     B.A.'Sc.,'40,
3032—26th   St.,   S.W.
Chilliwack—Mrs.   Les    E.    Barber   (nee   Connie
Baird),  B.A/37,  411   Wellington Ave.
Creston—W.  H.  Wilde,   B.A.'50,   M.S.(Utah)'52,
Cranbrook—L  G.   Truseott,   B.A/41,  c/o   Cranbrook   High   School.
Box   1167;   Mrs.   D.   K.   Archibald   (nee   Constance  McTavish),   B.A/29,   Box   100.
Dawson Creek—Robert  E.  Dodd,  B.A/49,  LL.B.
'50,   Box   2185.
Edmonton—Hugh   B.  Mason,   B.A/48,   10226—
147th St.
Fernie—Ken   Stewart,   B.A/32.
Grand   Forks—Hugh   Sutherland,    B.A/52,   c/o
Junior-Senior   High   School.
Hammond—Malcolm     Brown,     B.A/39,     2413
Power Line Road,  R.R. No.  1.
Israel—A.   H.   Goldberg,   B.A/48,   4   Safad   St.,
Kamloops—Miss  J.   Margaret   Dawson,   B.A/40,
120  St.   Paul  St.   W.
Kelowna—W.  A.  Shilvock,  B.A/31,  B.Com.'32,
267 Bernard Ave.
Kimberley—L.  F. H. Garstin,  B.A/40, M.A/46,
Box 313.
Kitimat—Richard A. F.  (Dick) Gosse.
Lethbridge—M.   M.   Wiggins,   B.S.A/48,   Vaux
hall, Alberta.
Montreal—Herb Capozzi,   B.A/47,   B.  Com/48
Nanaimo—J.   W.   Asselstine,   B.Com/46,    B.C
Telephone Company.
Nelson—Leo Gansner, B.A.,B.Com/35, P.O. Bo>
New   York—Miss   Rosemary   Brough,   B.A/47,
No. 4L, 214 East 51st St.; Dr. David B. Wod-
linger,  Director U.S. Student Program,  Institute of International Education,  1   E. 67th St.
Northern   California—Albert  A.   Drennan,   B.A.
'23, 420 Market St., San Francisco It.
Ottawa—D.'.    John    Davis,     B.A.Sc.'39,    Ph.D.
(McGill)'42,  115 Reid Ave.
Penticton—Mrs.   G.   Hambleton   (nee   Claudine
Tait),  B.A/29,  Box 2921.
Portland—Dr.   David   Charlton,   B.A.'25,   2340
Jeffersori St.
Prince  George—Gordon   Baum,   B.A/51.
Prince    Rupert—Miss    Sheila    Hicks,    B.Com.,
B.S.A/48,  1005 W. 3rd Ave.
Pullman—Eugene  B.  Patterson,  B.S.A/50,   105
College Ave.
Regina—Gray    A.    Gillespie,    B.Com/43,    1841
Scarth  St.
Seattle—Miss   Nora   Clark,   B.A/47,   3629   15th
Southern   California—Les    W.   McLennan,   B.A.
'22,  917  Sierra Vista  Drive,  Fullerton.
Summerland—A. K. Mcleod,  B.A,'34, Principal,
Summerland   High   School.
Terrace—John    C.    Lawrance,    B.A/32,    Skeena
Junior - Senior High School.
Toronto—Roy   V.    Jackson,    B.A.'43,    No.    38,
48 Glenview Ave.
Trail—Dr.   M.   M.   Wright,   B.A/38,   B.A.Sc/38,
Box  914,   Rossland.
Venezuela—H. Leslie Brown, Canadian Embassy,
Apartado 3306, Caracas.
Vernon—Frank    Paul,    B.A/47,    M.A.'49,    c/o
Senior   High   School.
Victoria—Dr.  W.   H.  Gaddes,   B.A/39,  M.A/46,
4150  Cedar  Hill  Road.
Williams   Lake—M.   J.   Walsh,   B.S.A.'47.
United  Kingdom—Lt.-Col.  H.  F.  E. Smith,  '25,
(Hon.  Sec),   B.C.  House,   1   -  3   Regent  St.,
London,  S.W.I,  England.
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When the two 95,000 horsepower Cheakamus generating units
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in 10 years — an important
factor in British Columbia's
progress and prosperity.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        A The Editor's Page
Guest Editorial —
Canadian Universities Have Come of Age.
The time has none by when Canadian
--or American- -I'niversities can look
to Europe —cither to the Tinted Kingdom or to Germany from whom Ihey
borrowed so much in the past- for the
pattern of their future development. To
say this is not to belittle British or German university education. It is rather
to record the fact that Ihe social functions of the Canadian (and American I
I'niversity arc in very considerable decree different from those of the European University, and unless we want to
-and can—change our social terms of
reference, we have no option but to accept our own tradition and continue to
develop it as best we can. There is a
lot to be done before we can feel that
we are doing our own job well. We
won't, however, do it quicker by doubting the validity of our own tradition
and by looking over our shoulders at
the older European traditions which
are no longer transferable lo the North
American continent and scene.
In the first place- whether we like it
or not — (and I for one like it I our
Universities operate within a society in
which there is much more i-quality of
social opportunity than exisls in either
Great Britain or Germany, and Ihe I'niversities arc one of the most important
instruments making for that relative
equality. As a consequence, and particularly as we recent1 increasing public and governmental support, we cannot change our own social function in
this respect unless the society as a
whole decides that it can't afford to
carry out the educational branch of its
total social democratic programme.
In order to maintain our own standard of living and inlluence in an increasingly complicated society and in
an increasingly technological world, we
have to produce an ever-increasing
number of educated technologists and
also an increasing number of men and
women who understand their political,
social and cultural environment and can
help operate it. If we are to do this
successfully, we will have to continue
to have the broadest possible social base
to our educational system. We will
have to effect the release of all the intellectual energy we can develop from
the total  social pool.
This is a problem which is concerning
the British vrvy much at the present
time. There are many in the I'niled
Kingdom to-day who wonder whet her
Britain can survive industrially and
commercially on the size of the present
stream of students now getting to the
I'nivei'sit v.
The new civic I'niversities in (Jreal
I'rifain are confronted with the need
for more and well-educated technologists, with the need for more and better-educated social, political and economic leadership. They see their job
much more in terms of our Canadian
and North American I'niversities than
in attempting to reduplicate those
unique institutions, Oxford and Cambridge -or to reproduce institutions as
unresponsive to the needs of the co i-
tonii>or;:r.v society as are the German
It is not argued that responsiveness
to Ihe needs of the contemporary society is the only function of a I'niversity.
The preservation of Ihe culture of the
past is a vitally important part of a
I'liiversity's work. But if I'niversilies
neglect their responsibility lo warn,
counsel and advise the society of which
they are a part, they lose an important
part of their reason for concern witli
classical studies, and German I'nivers ■
ties, despite their great tradition, are
in grave danger at the moment of gi\
ing inadequate attention to contemporary social studies in comparison wil i 1
their traditional classical and scientific
studies. If an over-concern for th'
contemporary and the vocational in
higher education makes for superlicial-
ity. an under-concern for both make-
for  sterility.
The Canadian I'niversity has lo be
concerned with the .kind of society il is
helping create, with file new skills tha
society requires and with the kind or
citizenship the contemporary world requires if we are to continue to inhabit
it. Classical studies have a most im
portant part to play, but they are a
balanced part, along with professional
studies -for the old and new professions- along with adult education. 01
university extension, and along with a
necessary great increase in post-graduate studies of all kinds, scientific, social
and cultural. The Canadian tradition
of higher education has slaked out for
itself a much more comprehensive programme-social as well as educational
— than that which was earlier inherited
from Europe. This programme does not
lane to be apologised for. It needs to
be lived ip to. In doing this there is
much we can gain from exchanges of
personnel and experience in specific
Melds with our European colleagues.
There is also much common experience
we can pool with the British civic I'niversities. who arc in effect developing
along our lines. But first of all we need
more consciousness of the values of our
own tradition, and more conlidence in
those educational insights which have
grown out of that social democracy
which is. lo dale. North America's most,
important eontribul ion to civilisation.
Many New Contacts
Space will not permit, a complete
survey of individual and group Alumni
activity. Three points might be noted
in preface because they contirm the
increase in Alumni interest in University affairs. Branch Executives cooperated actively and effectively in Ihe
arrangements for the visits of Faculty
members to High Schools in .May and
June. fn some cases, all the final
details were handled by local Alumni.
Again this year. Alumni in ten regions
of the Province gave excellent service
lo the I'niversity as members of the
Alumni Scholarship Committees. And
filially, we have noted an increasing
amount of correspondence from Alumni
at more distant points—in the I'nited
States, South America, Europe, Asia.
We are gradually building up a network of "contact people" in every area
of the world and with it come greater
support  for  higher  education  and  for
No word from the foothills for this
issue, but .Miss A. M Towler. advises
that she's recently moved to that fair
city. Last event -— reported in the
previous issue —- was the Spring Dance
on May 27.
W. II. (Walt j Wilde, B.A.T.O. M.S.
I I'tah)Ti2, reported the birth of a baby
girl (Margery .lane) immediately
following the visit lo Creston of Professor Stanley Head and Art Sager. lie
also confirms the value of these annual
lours by members of Faculty and puts
in a bid early for representatives from
.Nursing and Agriculture next May.
Nothing slow about Walter. President
of the newly-formed Branch A. .1.
(John.) Longinnre. B.A.Til. active
member of Ihe Branch, attended Summer Session and proposed to the Alumni
office a plan to provide housing accommodation for Alumni (with families)
taking summer courses in the future.
More on this in a later issue.
Col. .1. F. .McLean, D.S.O.. B.A.'.'U.
Director of Personnel Services, was
entertained at dinner in the Joint
Services Mess on June 11! by Branch
President. Hugh B. Mason. B.A.'IS.
Captain Ii. B. Iluene. and Captain Bill
Findlay. A very enjoyable get-together, according to John. Newest
member is Ted Cue, now with Canadian
Fruit Distributors Ltd.. and recently
transferred to Edmonton.
Received a very polite letter of com
plaint from Alumnus Shri It. S. Dhnini,
B.A.Sc.'2!l. M.Sc, who is Superintending
Engineer of the Indian Army Western
Command in Simla. Justified too -— we
persisted in using the wrong address.
We've apologised and al the same lime
asked him to be one of our "contacts"
in   the   I'nited   Provinces.
Arthur H. Goldberg, B.A.'4S, accepted
an invitation from the President to
represent U.B.C at the Dedication of
Bar-Han University in Ramat-Gan,
Israel, on August 7. Arthur is an
Executive of "Sightseeing Limited", a
Canadian-owned and operated company,
and he's well-known as guide and
friend to all visiting Canadians. He's
also our Alnmni contact in Israel.
Art Sager was entertained to dinner
at the home of Miss J. M. (Buiitie)
Dawson en route home from the
Cariboo on May 28. The informal
"Executive" meeting which followed
was attended by: Joanne Brown,
B.A.'39, B.S.W.'4C, Peggy Parke, B.A.
'49, Ruth Harrison, B.A.'21, Joyce Calhoun, B.A.*39, Agnes Burton, B.A.'21,
M. L. (Mel) Zirul, B.A.Sc'41, P. S.
(Phil) Herring, B.A.Sc'47, J. M. Dawson, B.A.'40. Hope to have the Branch
actively reorganised this Fall.
We've established contact in the
boom city with Richard A. F. (Dick)
Gosse. LL.B.'50, who is very active in
community affairs. Dick is planning
the formation of a Branch, perhaps in
conjunction with a University Club
open to Graduates of any University.
Kitimat leads the way and may beat
Vancouver in the realisation of this particular dream. Stanley Rough, Director
of Recreation for Alcan at Kitimat,
has been most helpful in tracking down
Alumni for our records.
Contact M. M. (Murray) Wiggins,
B.S.A.'4S, M.S. (Utah)'50, reports that
Blake Tilly, B.Com.'49, was married to
Phyllis Clevering (U. of S.) in Calgary
on .Tune 30. They'll reside in Leth-
bridge. D. Goloubef, B.P.E., Superintendent of Recreation at Lethhridge,
was one of the ushers. Hoping that
Murray will be able to round up the
gang in his area for an informal get-
together during the coming year.
W. F. Baehr, B.S.A.'49, will represent U.B.C. at the Golden Jubilee
Celebrations of the University of
Mayala in Singapore, October 10-15.
Have had interesting letters from Bill
Baehr and fellow Aggie Grad.. Raymond G. Loekard, B.S.A.'49, both of
whom are stationed at Kuala Lumpur.
Raymond is with the Department of
Agriculture and Bill with Malayan
Fertilizers f if our records are correct!)
Two items from the Atlantic Coast:
Kenneth E. Davidson, B.S.A.'47. was
invited by the President to represent
the University at the Acadian Bicentennial Celebrations from August
11-10; and Norah Bowling. B.A. '53,
B.L.So. (Toronto)'55, has been appointed Assistant Librarian in Truro,
Richard F. Gaffney, B.Com.'47, has
agreed to act as our contact here. He
advises that W. L. (Bill) Scott,
B.A.Sc.'48,"and Bob Lindsay, B.P.E.'51,
are  two of several  U.B.C.  Alumni  in
his area.
A note here to mention John G.
MacBermot, B.A.Sc'39, Assistant General Manager of Monsanto Chemical
Company's Overseas Division. Jack
has gone up the ladder fast with Monsanto and he's a busy man — but never
loo busy to write the occasional letter.
He's President, of the St. Louis Branch
which has a total membership of one.
II. P. (Herb) Capozzi, Programme
Director of C.B.M.T. in Montreal and
the Branch President, arranged a
dinner meeting for Col. John MacLean,
D.S.O., B.A.'31, during a short stopover on June 5. Small stag affair
with Don Brown, A. Irwin and F.
Bossons. Both Herb and John report
a good evening with much talk on
recent Campus developments. Members of the Branch were also on hand
for the arrival of the Rowing Crew
from England, in mid-July.
We've got addresses for the following in the City and the State: A. W.
Alexander, B.A.'4S, Phyllis L. M. Bart
lett, B.A.'41, E. M. Balfour, B.A.'40,
Martha Bloom, 15.A.'45, Rosemary J.
Brough, B.A.'47, M.A. (Cornell),
George V. Browning, B.A.'42, M.A.'43,
Ph.D. (Wis.)'48, Ralph E. Carter,
B.A.Sc.'4S, M.A.Sc'49, Ph.D. (London)
'53, Stuart Itter, B.A.'30, A. L. Marshall,
B.A.'IS, M.A. (Tor.)'20, Ph.D. (London)'22, Edward A. Pratt, B.S.F.'49,
W. L. Wilson, B.Com.'57, B.S.F.'49,
David B. Wodlinger, B.A.'28, Ph.D.. Joe
Wright, B.S.F.'49, Harold R. Pinchin,
B.Com.'4S. B.S. (CUT.) '55. Dr. Wodlinger, Director, U.S. Student Department of the Institute of International
Education, is our chief contact. Hope
to locate mimes and addresses of others
in N.V. with the aim of establishing
a formal Branch organisation.
Peter J. Sharp, B.Com.'30, Alumni
President, was entertained at an informal reception at the home of
Margaret Coope, Branch Secretary.
Some of those who were present: Miss
Margaret Coope, Mr. Albert A. Drennan, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barron, Mr.
and Mrs. Donald L. Shaw. Mr. Joe
Tobin, Mr. Edwin Verner. Prior to
this meeting. Peter met and discussed
University matters with Albert A.
Drennan. B.A.'23. President of the
group in the Frisco area.
Mrs. Douglas (Dorothy) Fraser,
B.A.'32, has volunteered to serve as
Alumni contact in the South Okanagan
centre. She's a busy person, but like
all busy people she seems to find time
to take on "just one more job."
Xo report when we went to press of
the summer meeting planned by this
large and active Branch. Letter to the
Editor from Captain K. L. Miller,
B.A.'25. Director of Naval Education,
R.C.X., Ottawa, in which he supplies
mimes of several U.B.C. Alumni in the
Navy.   Captain Miller serves two more
years in his present post before retirement from the R.C.N.
Dr. Murray Cowie. and Dr. Kenneth
Argue met this Branch at the beginning of June during their tour of High
Schools. Mrs. G. Hamhleton, B.A.'29,
President, says: "It is to be hoped that
the Extension Department will continue this good work. I am sure that
the bringing of the University closer
to the people of the Interior in this
way will have very definite results."
Dr. F. Wells Brason, B.A.'40, M.D.,
Pathologist with the Brooks Memorial
Hospital, Dunkirk, N.V., has been appointed Pathologist and Director of
Laboratories at the Harrishurg Hospital, Pennsylvania. He represented
U.B.C. at the inauguration of the new
Chancellor of Buffalo University in
January; now volunteers to act as our
contact in Philadelphia.
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, B.A.'24, Public
Relations Manager of the Powell River
Company and long-standing "key
Alumnus" at this centre, entertained
Ed. Parker- -U.B.C. Information Officer
—and the Executive Secretary early
in July. Jock hopes to arrange a
meeting of the local Grads sometime
this Fall and has extended an invitation, through this office, to Dr. X. A. M.
MacKenzie to attend as guest speaker.
Gordon Baum, B.A.'51, Branch President, is being transferred to Vancouver
this Fall. Affairs of the local group
will fall on the shoulders of Dr. Denny
Walker, P..A.'49, Vice-President, and
Elsie Gorbat, B.A.'54, Secretary. Other
members of the interim Executive who
mel with Art Sager on May 25 are:
Daphne Baldwin, B.A.'50, George Baldwin, LL.B.'ul, Moria English, B.A.'41,
Dr. Jack I). Newby. B.A.'4!I. S. E. (Ed.)
Banning. B.Com.'-17. Jack Beech, B.A.
'42 and Paul Wright, B.A.'48.
Art Sager slopped briefly en route
lo Prince George on May 25 but long
enough to have lunch with E. W.
(Ernie) Hall, B.A.'3S, District Public
Works Engineer and Alumni contact.
The Executive Secretary also had
words with Lou Griffith, Editor of the
Cariboo Observer and good friend of
the University, and addressed a large
group of senior High School students—
through the kindness of Principal
Gordon Greenwood, B.A. (U. of A.).
Col. and Mrs. II. T. Logan and the
Executive Secretary were guests at the
annual picnic of the Branch at the
beautiful lakeshore home of Stan
Arkley, B.A.'25. in Bellevue. on Sunday,
August 14. Swimming, badminton, hot-
dogs and chicken a hi Boroughs. R. J.
(Bob) Boroughs. B.A.'SO, President,
was there with three children; the
fourth, being brand new, stayed home
wilh Mrs. Boroughs (she's a Grad too J.
Some who attended (there may have
been more later: we had to leave early)
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Group of Alumni at Caracas, Venezuela.
Seated: Mrs. Velma Clark, Arts '37; Mrs. Ruth
Brown, Arts '26; Mrs. Dee Laughton. Standing:
H. Leslie Brown, B.A. '28; David B. Laughton,
B.S.A. '48, B. Com. '49; Frank B. Clark, B.A.,
'40, LL.B. '48.
were: Mr. and Mrs. W. (Bill) Rosene,
B.A.'4!J - - with Carlos, Karen, Yolanda ;
Mr. and Mrs. John Gunn, B.A.Se.'40 —
with Dorothy, Susan and Barbara:
Mrs. Fredena Capretto. P..A.'34 with
Shelley; Mr. and Mrs. Stan Arkley—
Alfred, Allegra. Tremaine and Dick:
Mr. Bob Boroughs—with Paddy, Kenny,
Philip: Mr. and Mrs. (nee Ethne Carr.
B.A.T.3), John Walkowski (Gonzaga).
L. W. (Les) McLennan, B.A.'22,
Branch President, visited the Campus
on August 1(! and conlirmed tin; success
of the meeting with Peter Sharp,
Alumni President, in Los Angeles on
May 14. Your Editor and Secretary
spent a most enjoyable hour and more
with this staunch friend and most
faithful correspondent. Also — from
the same sunny climes — came John
and Nora Wilson. B.A.'32, our key
people in Santa Barbara. John's Head
of the Department of Education at
Santa Barbara College in Goleta, newly-
established arm of the University of
California. Don Davidson, B.A.'35, Ph.D.
(Cal.). is Librarian of the College.
Arrangements were made by Branch
President. It. V. (Hoy) Jackson, B.A.
'43, B.O.L., for Col. John McLean
to meet a number of local Alumni at
the home of Doreen Coursier, B.H.E.
'DO. on June S. Attending were: It.
Murray Fraser, B.A.Sc'53, Don Easton.
W. McCormick, Dick Haywood, Dave
Home, John and Frances Quigg.
Doreen Coursier. Roy hopes to have
an active programme in the coming year.
Colonel 1). K. Todd. D.S.O., B.A.'2S.
Military Attache at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, exchanges correspondence and reports that he will be returning to Canada shortly and lo
Vancouver in October. He's our sole
representative in Turkey.
See picture of some of our Alumni
in Caracas. H. Leslie Brown. B.A.'2S.
is  our  helpful   contact.     G.   W.   Crick-
may, B.A/27, Ph.D. (Yale), F. P..
Clarke, B.A.'4(), LL.B.'48, Dave Laugh-
ton, B.S.A/48, B.Coin.MO, are some of
the local Grails. Les is a keen supporter of the Development Fund and
thinks that all Alumni should support
it. to the best of their financial ability.
We agree!
Mrs. D. R. Cameron, (nee Mavis
Huston), B.A/47, offers to act as our
Alumni contact in spite of poor health.
A very tine gesture. We hope that, out
of her efforts will develop a more active
"nucleus" at this important centre.
An Executive Meeting of this, tie
largest Alumni Branch, was held m
Wilf Pendray's home on June 21 under
Chairmanship of Dr. Bill Gaddes, President. A special committee is working
on plans for the Annual Dance to be
held in the Sirocco Club on Xovembt r
3 or 4. All Victoria members please
note. Major project of the Branch
Executive is the sponsorship of a
.series of panel discussion commencing
this Fall. The first panel will discuss
a subject of general interest in the field
of Medicine. The project is a worthy
one, has the support of Press and Radio,
and should be successful. It typifies
the kind of programme and activity
that is most appropriate for Alumni
A visitor from the northern city this
summer who's returned to Vancouve-
to stay. She's Mrs. Fred Smith (nee
Pauline Scott.I. B.A.'40. Engineer with
the railway up there, Fred's now trans
ferred to the Vancouver office. Severa
Grads like the North and stay there
according to Pauline — John Phelps.
B.A.Sc. '40, Mrs. Dorothy Scoff (net
Phelps), and others. We've written le
John—but he must bo snowed in.
Art Sr..ger was entertained by Mr.
and Mrs. Doug Stevenson, (B.A.Sc.'27
and B.A.'27. respectively) on May 24.
Alumni and friends who attended as
follows: Mr. and Mrs. M. J. (Joe)
Walsh, B.S.A.'47, Mr. and Mrs. Doug
Stevenson, B.A.Sc.'27. (nee Anne Mackenzie, B.A.'27) : Mr., B.A.'47. and Mrs.
Tom Beams: Les Langley. LL.B.'52:
Lee Skip]). B.A.'50, LL.B.'51: Judge
and Mrs. Costello; Jack Esler, B.S.A.
'49; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Curly: Mrs.
Joan McKinnon. B.A.'2(i: Dr. and
Mrs. Jack Wood; Mr. Art Halloran:
Mrs. Ruth   Smith,  B.A.'38.
Dr. Bill Gaddes, President, Victoria Alumni
Branch,  and  Art Sager,   Executive   Secretary,
U.B.C.   Alumni   Association.
—Courtesy  of  Strickland--Victoria  Times.
Lost, Strayed or Stolen—
If you know the address of any of these
Graduates, please send it to Art Sager, Alumni
Executive  Secretary,   Brock   Hall,   U.B.C.
Malcolm   Eagle,   B.A.Sc/48
Miss  Edith  Eckersley,  B.A/49
Mr.   U.  A.  H.   Edelman-Nelson,   B.A/51
Mr. A.  Eddy,  B.A.Sc/50
Mr.  Alfred J.  Eddy,  LL.B.'54
Mr. James A.  Edmunds,  B.A/42,  B.Ed.'53
Mr.  Donald M.  Edwards,  B.A.Sc.'42
Rodney   Elliott,   B.A.Sc/51,   M.A.Sc.'52
Gilbert Jack T.  Edwards,  B.Com/46
Mr.  Gerald  T.   Eedy,   B.S.A/50
Knud tlgaard, B.A/49
Thomas   Allen   Elliott,   B.A/37
Miss W.  J.  Elliott,  B.A/38
Miss   D.   C.   Ellis,   B.A/47
Dorothy   I.   Ellis,   B.A/42
Mr.  Jack  A.   N.   Ellis,   B.A/50,   B.S.W/51
Mathew A." Ellison,  B.A/51
Norman   P.   Elphinstone,   B.A/51
Mr.    and    Mrs.    Bruce    E.    Emerson,    B.A.'43,
LL.B.'49,   B.A/40
Mr.   Leslie   L.   England,   B.A/49,   LL.B.'50
Mr.   Karl   Heinz   Engelhardt,   B.A.Sc.'54
Mr.  Norman T.  Engelhardt,  B.S.F.'51
Earl   T.   English,   B.A/47,   M.A.'50
Mr.   Floyd   A.   Eno,   B.A.Sc/50
Miss   R.   Epstein,   B.A/47
Arthur   E.   Ericson,  B.Com.'49
Helen   Erskine,   B.A/48,  M.A.'50
Mr.   Colin  J.   Evans,   B.A/51
Mr.   L.   D.   Evans,   B.Com.'48
Mr. William A. B.  Ewen,  B.A.Sc.'52
Mr.   Robert   A.   Ewert,   B.A/49
Mr.  Gerrit  A.  Van   Excel,   B.A.Sc/54
John   Faddegon,   B.S.P/51
Winnifred  Worthington  Fair,   B.A/37
S.   A.   Falconer,   B.A.Sc.'24
Sheila   K.   Falconer,   B.A/47
Mrs.   A.   Marion   Faris,   B.A.Sc.'51
Donald  George  Faris,  B.S.A.'54
Mr.   Kenneth   H.   Faris,   B.A/54
Robert H.  Farquharson,  B.A/49
Eileen  G.   Farrington,   B.A.'25
Mr.  Eugene W.  Faryna,  B.S.A/49
Leone  Catherine   Faulkner,   B.A.'46
Edward   L.   Fearman,   B.A.Sc.'51
R.   J.   Fearnley,  B.A/50
Nancy  Ferguson,   B.A.'31
Mr.   Walter   H.   Ferguson,   B.A/45
Mr.   R.   Ferrie,   B.A.Sc/50
Mrs.   R.   Fester,   B.A.Sc'40
Mr. F. A. Fetherstonhaugh, B.A/53
Mr.   Miroslav  Fie,   B.A/50,  M.A/53
Mr.    and    Mrs.    H.    Frecerick    Field,    B.A/40,
G.   Cameron   Fielding,   B.Com/48
Mr.   Peter   F.   Fillipoff,   B.S.A.'52,   M.S.A/53
Miss   Gladys   M.   Finlay,   B.H.E/49
Miss   Helen   M.   Finlayson,   B.A/49,   B.S.W/50,
Joan  C.  Fischer,   B.A/45
Mr.   D.  S.   Fisher,   B.A.Sc/50
Mr.   W.   J.   Fleck,   B.A/46
Mr. and Mrs. D.  I. Fleetham, B.A/50, B.H.E.'50
Charles  S.   Fleming,   LL.B.'51
Mr.   John   R.   Fleming,   B.Com.'49
Norma   W.   Fleming,   B.A/44
Miss   Ruth   Fleming,   B.S.A.'52
Miss J.  S.   Fleming,   B.A/49,   B.S.W/50
Miss Joyce  Flood,  B.A/50
Mr.   Harold   P.   Flynn,   B.S.P.'52
Mr.   P.  J.   Fogarty,   B.A/50
Mr.   Barrie   Ford,   B.S.F.'49
Mrs.   Fred   C.   E.   Ford,   B.A.'25
Mr.   Lome   G.   Ford,   B.A.Sc.'34
Robert   James   Forrest,   B.S.A/54
Robert   W.   Foreman,   B.S.P/51
Mr.   Stewart   D.   Foreman,   B.A/49
Mr.   Ian   M.   Forrest,   B.Com.'49
Mr.  J.  M.  Forster-Coull,  B.A.Sc/50
Mr.  John A.  Forsyth,   B.A/49
Mr.  Peter C.  Forward,  B.Com.'53
Joseph   S.   Foster,   B.A.Sc.'51
Charles  R.   Fox,   B.A.Sc/49
Mr.   David  P.   Fox,  B.Com.'48
Mr.  Stanley  H.  Fox,  B.A/51
S.   Harry  Frackson,   B.A/51
Mr. Leonard H. Fransen, B.A.Sc/52
Mr. David H. Francis,  B.A.Sc/50
Frank  M.   Francis,   B.A.Sc.'45
Marion   D.   Francis,   B.A/46,   M.A/49
C.   Jerrold   Frankovitch,   B.A.Sc/49
Mr.   James   A.   Fraser,   B.A.'28
Mr.   J.   D.   Fraser,   B.A/50,   B.S.W/51
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Graduate Profile —
Anne Margaret Angus
Anne Margaret Angus, B.A. '23.
Alumnae and Alumni of the University of British Columbia. I give
you a toast! "Anne Margaret Angus,
Housewife, the pin-up girl of civic
politics, the face that won the highest
vole ever recorded in Vancouver's
history !"
This was in 1952 when Annie ran
for School Hoard, lt was her first
appearance on a civic slate. She was
relatively unknown, she had no popular
planks to offer in her platform. In her
favour she had an impressive list of
positions she had held in Social Welfare, and the endorsement of an old
acquaintance, who had signed her nomination — the President of the International Longshoremen's Union. Local
."■(il. She was put forward by the Nonpartisan Association whose candidates
are  used to victory.
In spite of these advantages one still
wonders what it was that won this
newcomer that fabulous surplus of
votes who recorded her triumph. Beyond all doubt, her face was her
furl une, photographed in the regular
press columns announcing a candidate
for office — a face of classical sensitive
beauty, eloquent with the qualities
which inspire the impulsive vote of
ordinary citizens who want good
Schools   for   their   children.
Two years in office strengthened the
public confidence, and when Annie was
re-elected, she led the polls again.
Tt was no sudden whim or response to
pressure which prompted Annie to run
for the School Board. She wanted the
position, she was prepared for it. She
reached eagerly for the experience and
the responsibility.
Fourteen years as a member of
various boards for planning and administration in Social Welfare had
given her a lino understanding of the
complex web of public and private
welfare agencies, and how they could
be combined to serve different groups
in ,-i community. She had studied and
planned in Child Welfare. Family Welfare and Mental Health, and had gained
Ihe   historical   perspective   essential   in
By   BICE   CAPLE,   B.A.'28
long-term planning. She had explored
all the main fields of Public Welfare
except Education, which she had come
to recognise as the mosl powerful
public force for building a useful and
happy individual and a healthy community.
With her sense of responsibility and
her capacity for hard work. Annie
attracted the duties of Board membership as a magnet attracts pins. Here
are some of the Boards on which she
has served, and from which she has
gained her rich experience for public
service: the local Board which administered the Fairbridge Farm
School : the Vancouver Children's Aid
Society, this for seven consecutive
years, and the Community Chest, and
Council, for four consecutive years. In
the last voir she headed the Social
Phi lining Committee.
At the Dominion level, Annie has
served as regional adviser on the Canadian Welfare Council, as a member
of its governing Board, and as the
B.C. Vice-Chairman of its Family and
Child Welfare Branch. Finally in l.!J.V..
she was invited to join the Canadian
Mental Health Association  Board.
It is gratifying to know that the
holder of all these titles, which represent such a breadth of achievement for
the common good, was honoured with
the Coronation Medal, and this year
was named "Woman of the Year" by
the Quota Club, a business and professional women's club which each
yenr selects a woman of achievement in
the community.
During the Second World War,
Annie lived for five years in Ottawa,
and served on the Children's Aid
Society Board there and the Council
of Agencies. Owing to a wartime shortage of professional workers, Annie
took the place of a ease worker for a
month. She interviewed the young
people whom the Agency served, talked
with parents and foster parents and
inspected homes, thus getting a firsthand glimpse of the situations she
planned  to remedy.
When she returned home in l!H."i.
she continued to do a practical job. As
Chairman of the Overseas Committee
of the Rehabilitation Council, she
helped to make war brides less homesick by turning the old Hotel Vancouver into comfortable temporary
quarters for them and their families.
Many of Annie's friends will remember
dusting off their cribs and play-pens
to  furnish   those  high eoilinged   suites.
Annie has found her real challenge
however in the broader field of social
planning and community organization.
She has written many reports and
articles on different projects and
phases of Social Welfare. From these
one can glean her point of view as a
public servant.
She writes with tart clarity, and
though essentially constructive, levels
criticism with decision and good
humour. Her history of the first fifty
years of the Children's Aid Society
of Vancouver shows her sense of social
progress. The story, taken entirely
from the copious and conversational
minutes of the society, shows the
growth of private and public responsibility for Child Welfare, from its beginnings as a '•band of kind-hearted
citizens," whose mot to was "We Protect the Children," to the network of
private societies and government
agencies we have  today.
Though the problems of Child Welfare today are too big for a "band
of kind hearted citizens." Annie points
out that it is the passionate sympathy
and devoted work of such people that
spearheads every new move, and is
the life-blood of Public Welfare.
Annie has a buoyant belief in the
success of what she calls the "sensible
plan" —- the long-term plan, based on
research, with the first steps of action
carefully worked out in relation to
what   is  immediately  possible.
The "sensible plan" also stimulates
the public to give more than il 'can."
Annie is firmly convinced of the generosity of people when their heart and
imagination are touched.
She has written of the volunteer,
both as a helper in an Agency and a
Board member. The helpers are of
inestimable value but vulnerable to
boredom, and must be preserved from
perpetual filing and stamp licking, and
allowed to work with the people for
whose welfare they are concerned. I
quote what she says of Board members
-- "Creative and responsible service on
Boards is by far Ihe best way to train
people to become informed, useful
citizens, thinking of progress in terms
of Ihe social whole." The advantages
of volunteer work are mutual.
It is not surprising in the light of
Annie's record in research and planning that her most recent report,
written as Convener of a special commit toe on Mental Health Service, has
just been adopted by the School Board,
and   that   she  has  been  chosen   by  the
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE B School Trustees to represent them on
the   Town   Planning   Commission.
Her writing has not been confined
to reports, but how fortunate for those
who have to rend them, that Annie
graduated from the University of
British Columbia in 1923. with Double
Honours in English Language and
Literature, and that writing is her
hobby and has been at times her
profession. When her children (Michael
and Anne l were young, Annie used to
write weekly book reviews for the
Daily Province. She did this for about
a year and a half, at the time when
W. II. Auden. Stephen Spender and
Day Lewis first published their poems.
A poet herself. Annie perceived tin'
freshness and promise of these writers
whose poems now inhabit all our lirst-
elass anthologies of modern poetry.
T shall let Anne speak for herself
as a poet, but since the poem I shall
quote reflects an experience of her
childhood. I shall take this moment for
the history of her early years and
She was born in Anatolia. Turkey,
where her father was stationed on
diplomatic business. Her father. Major
William .Limes Anderson, was in England's Indian Army. When Annie was
eighteen months, he was moved to
Edinburgh, and when she was three
he was moved to Hyderabad. India,
where the family lived until Anne was
seven. This was in 1909, and at this
time her father retired and settled in
the Kettle Valley. B.C. to raise fruit.
The land was not suitable and Major
Anderson and his wife worked against
impossible odds to develop an orchard.
When Major Anderson was killed at
Gallipoli in World War I. the prnperty
was abandoned as a total loss.
However it was here that Anne lived
and thought and read, and studied the
plants and creatures in their natural
surroundings. Her father, a lover of
literature, had a large library of literary classics and Anne read everything in it. This was her education,
until Grade eight, when she attended
the Grand Forks Public School. She
entered King Edward High School.
Vancouver, with a scholarship, and
entered the University with another.
While she was there she continued a
brilliant     scholastic    career,    and     in
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addition worked on the committee for
the "Grand Trek." was secretary for
the Women's Undergraduate Society,
and in her linal year was its Presiden:.
As an Undergraduate she was the
first to win the Players' Club prize with
her one-act play "The High Priest."
written on an East Indian theme. The
play was produced by the Club, and
received enthusiastic reports in the
newspapers. At this time she also
published a Chap Book of poem-
written by herself and other under
graduates of that vintage year. 1923.
among them Sallee Murphy and Lionel
Her own poems in the Chat) Book
are lyrical and restrained, with the
diffidence born of a lonely childhood
This diffidence, linked with imagination and industry, has become Annie's
strength as a planner. It is the restraint which compels her to study
the ground before she takes the
measured step to the next firm foothold.
The poem which I quote is written
with confident skill, and the recollection of impressions from her childhood
are as fresh as today :
Spring in Kettle Valley, B.C.
"Fringed with tall cotfonwoods
Flows the brown  river
Under its red wooden bridges
Like  a  wind  soughing;
Spring from   the cottonwoods  scatters
Spices and incense.
Sun  through  their  thin golden  leaflets
Turns  them  to spangles:
Kingfishers  rattle  down   riffles  and
Flocks of small sparrows
Blow    like    brown    leaves    from    the
Sparrow-hawks hover;
Emerald-veined  by  the gullies
Hillsides are greening;
Desolate, far. a  train's calling
Mournfully  echoes.
The dullard foot  forgets, winter shod.
Those  earliest  springs  it  trod
The    magic    earth:    the    eager    hand
How warm  the little stones
Where buttercups drank up the melted
How soft the sudden grass
Where ice so lately was.
The eye. drowned daily in a sea of blue.
Forgets   the  bluebirds'  hue:
But   ear   recalls   their  sweet   nostalgic
Their liquid fluting.
Be faithful, ear and hand: endure with
I  trust   unto your  ruth
The Aprils of my youth."
It  is  refreshing to know  that   Annie
is still writing poetry.    Her poems and
Scene from "The High Priest", a play written
by Anne Angus, and performed by the U.B.C.
Players' Club, November 23-25, 1922. It was
the first play from the pen of a U.B.C. student.
Seen on the stage are: Constance (Peter) Adams,
B.A.'23, and Col. Percy M. Barr, B.A.Sc.'24,
M.F.   (Yale) '25,   Ph.D.   (Calif.),   D.Sc.
literary criticism have appeared in the
Canadian I'ortri/ Mttf/azine. the Citntt-
tlian Forum and the IJnllioiisic Jcerieir.
Annie is a person of many creative
accomplishments. She is a skilled photographer, and when in Ottawa during
the war took photographs of evacuee
children to send to England. These
were not mere photographic likenesses,
but sensitive child studies. What a
[Ding they must have given to the
forlorn  parents!
In the garden Annie has a wealth
of knowledge and experience and a
green thumb. In the kitchen she cooks
with a gourmet's devotion, and manages to cope with both her private and
her public responsibilities by serving
dinner on time five times a week. This
was the condition upon which her
husband, the distinguished Economist.
Dr. Henry Angus, allowed her to enter
polit ics.
Her love of form and lyrical movement has led her into the field of
ballet, where she has been President
of "Ballot Show Case" for two years.
As such she helps to sponsor and
organise performances of local professional   dancers.
Finally, she has a passion for the
long, lazy days of casting in the dappled
stream, knowing the birds' call, the
small flower in the moss and the ways
of brook trout. Her one regret as a
School Trustee is that she has so few
(lays   left   for   fishing.
We are grateful to Anne for the
time she spends so effectively on our
civic welfare and the education of our
children, and we congratulate her on
having so richly fullilled the promise
of her graduating year, recorded in
Ihe   U.B.C.   Annual   of   1923   .   .   .
"Faithful in her work, linn and foreseeing in her office, and utterly dependable in .-ill things, Annie is notable in
her generation."
This number of the U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle is the last free issue to the
1954 Graduating Class. Your name will
be placed on the regular mailing list
on receipt of a donation to the U.B.C.
Development    Fund.
S U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE As the sun goes down tonight...
... it will be the signal for a great spectacle to
spread westward across this broad land of
ours. Millions of people will see it, yet
scarcely one of them will think it worthy of
comment. It is the forgotten wonder, lost
among so many newer wonders. It is electric
From myriad city windows it will shine forth, creating
its own beautiful patterns in the night, as in the view
of the Vancouver waterfront above. It will stream from
the open doorways of farm buildings in remote communities . . . poke probing fingers of light into the sky
from airport beacons . . . and, everywhere, set about
its task of adding pleasant hours to the day for well-
earned recreation.
Today we have moved far beyond the point where we
light our homes solely for the purpose of being able to
see   comfortably;   we   now   devise   interior  lighting
schemes for each room to add to the decorative effect of furniture and drapes. We have increased
the intensity of outdoor lighting until there is
hardly an activity of the daytime that cannot be
successfully carried on  "under the lights"—
from playing baseball and tennis lo loading freight cars
and landing airliners.
Canadian General Electric has been in the business of
making electric lamps for over sixty years. It has pioneered a long succession of improvements thai have
resulted in better illumination—including ihe inside-
frosted bulb, the new While fiulb with even higher
efficiency and softly-diffused light, and the remarkably
economical, long-life, fluorescent lamp that has revolutionized the lighting of industrial plants, stores and
offices. In no small measure, its work has resulted in
the cost of good lighting falling consistently over the
years. Nol so many years ago a 60-watt bulb cost close
to a dollar. Today you can buy one for about a fifth of
that and yet it will give you much more light.
As a public service, the Company maintains a Lighting
Institute where people from industry, hospitals, hotels,
municipalities—wherever good lighting is needed—
may learn all that is newest and best in lighting practice.
Long a leader in lighting research, Canadian
General Electric can be depended upon to head
the steady march of progress towards better,
more efficient and more abundant light to
serve Canada's needs.
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ID The President Reports—
+    Australian Journey
+    Graduation  Address at Sydney
Dear  Alumni :
I have thought you might be interested in reading the following brief
account of my visit "down under" during  the  past   summer.
Over a year ago. 1 was invited by the
Vice-Chancellors' Committee of the Universities of Australia to go out to
Australia and spend some time at each
of the Universities there. This practice
of inviting representatives of Universities of other countries to visit Australia
is quite recent, and I believe that I was
the second guest to be invited.
Because of the difference in seasons,
the Australian and .New Zealand Universities are in Winter Session during
our long summer vacation. To tit into
their plans. I left Vancouver by air
on the 27th May, and spent a week in
Xew Zealand, visiting the University
Colleges in Auckland, Wellington and
Christchurch. and the office of the University of Xew Zealand itself in Wellington.
I arrived in Sydney on the (ith June,
spending about ten days at the University there, a week at the University of
Adelaide, another week at the University of Western Australia in I'erth.eight
or nine days in Melbourne, a week at
Ihe University of Tasmania in Hobart.
a week in Canberra at the Australian
National University and Canterbury
University College, a week in Brisbane
at the University of Queensland. I
then flew north to have a look at the
Barrier Reef for three days, and returned through Brisbane to Arinidale in
.New South Wales for the celebrations in
connection with the establishment of
the new University of New lOngland
and the installation of its new Chancellor, the Right Honourable Sir Karle
Page. This was attended by the Governor General. Field Marshal Sir William Slim, by representatives of the
federal and Slate Governments, by
the Heads of Universities from other
parts of the Commonwealth who were
on their way to meetings of the Kxecu-
tivo Council of the Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth,
and a large number of other guests.
Because Armidale is a small country
town, it was quite an experience for
its citizens to have all these representative people most of whom were in
academic costume.
After Armidale. 1 returned through
Sydney to Melbourne for the meetings
of the Association of Universities of
the British Commonwealth. 1 then returned to Sydney, and on the 17th
August, left by plane for Auckland.
Fiji. Honolulu, and Vancouver.
Because I was the guest of the
Australian Universities, I put. myself
completely in their hands and asked
them to arrange my programme. The
result was that this varied in each
place that I visited, but in nearly all
cases, 1 had an opportunity to meet,
with and talk to groups of students,
members of the teaching staff, admin -
strative officers, and the governing
bodies. I was also asked to lecture i:i
a number of places about the Universities of Canada and about Canadian
foreign policy. 1 also gave a number
of radio interviews and was the guest
of honour on their National Programme
soon after my arrival.
The experience was interesting, bir
very strenuous too. The problems of the
Australian Universities are surprisingly
like our own. though their ways of
dealing with them vary considerablj
and from place to place. Another time
I would like to give at greater length
my views about these institutions, but
for the present. I would just like to
record that I was treated with great
cordiality and generosity, and I am
very grateful to the large number of
university people whom I met there for
all  that  they did for me.
During my visit to the beautifully-
situated city of Sydney and its great
University it fell to my lot to give
the "Congregation Address" and I
feel it may not be altogether inappropriate for me to add here a few
sentences from what I said on that
occasion. It will at least serve to
recall, for many of you. the satisfactions, ambitions, hopes and fears
which were yours on a similar acca-
siou at U.B.C., from one to forty
years ago :
"I would like to address myself
to the young men and women who are
graduating to-day ... I hope and
believe that the years you have spent
in study at this University will make
you good 'practitioners' of your professions. For it might well be fatal
to patient and client alike if you
were not properly trained and qualified.
I hope too that your professional
incomes will be adequate to your
proper needs and desires. But both
of these expectations we more or less
take for granted. In addition lo these
two basic objectives or achievements
(here are others which in their own
ways are also most desirable and important.
"The world we live in is a difficult,
dangerous and complicated one. You in
Australia, like us in Canada, occupy a
great and empty  land, rich in natural
From Left: Jiro inagawa, Japanese Consul in
Vancouver; President MacKenzie, holding toy
Koala Bear (native to Australia); Mr. W.
Wrigley, Australian Trade Commissioner; Dr.
D. P. Pandia, Vancouver Lawyer; the photo
was taken May 4, 1955, at a luncheon given
by  the  Vancouver  Section,  World   Brotherhood.
resources. There are, however, hundreds
of millions of human beings, who are
not so fortunate, and who regard us,
at times, with envious eyes. Our world,
which is one world, is grievously divided between communist and non-
coniniunist nations. It is of supreme
importance that we give close attention
to this matter of the relations of
human beings, not only internationally
between nations, but also domestically
between groups and classes, and on an
individual basis. The whole of this area
of our experience must be studied and
the problems growing out of it must be
met and overcome and solved, if we are
to  survive,  and   live,   and   prosper.
"Believe me. young men and women,
this business of survival, in a world of
hale, and envy, and ideologies, and
hydrogen bombs, is a very real one:
in my opinion it is the niiniber-one
problem of your times. Vou who have
had the privilege of spending several
years as University students--and it is
a privilege — have a special responsibility about this problem, and about
this, your world. I urge you to use your
intelligence, your training, and your
abilities, not only to serve clients and
make a living, but to understand these
relationships of men and women and of
nations, and, on the basis of understanding rather than of violence, to
find solutions for them. . . .
"And then, if time permitted. I would
talk to you about other qualities your
University stands for and inculcates:
integrity of mind and spirit, wisdom,
modesty, industry, courage, the willingness to make sacrifices, responsibility,
opcn-niindedness. tolerance, creative-
uess. and a willingness to take risks
and a desire to explore the unknown,
and an ever present insistence upon the
importance of Truth and the Freedom
to live it. and follow it. But you have
had glimpses of all of these along your
University way. I am here concerned
only to remind you of them, and to send
you out into the world with them in
mind, and to wish you too. good luck,
godspeed, and your hearts' desires
now and always."
Yours sincerely.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE No News Is Good News-
The United Nations is (or are) interested in Adult Education for No
mads. You can read all ahout it in
the Uneseo ipiarterly bulletin called
"Fundamental and Adult Education."
A portable I'niversity for nomads
would he a wonderful thing. The longest
Ca minis in the world. Travel is so
broadening. What a Dean of Women
Gertrude Bell would have made. The
amateur dramatic society, of course,
could have been headed by the late
T.   E.  Lawrence.
But let us not dwell in the past. At
this very moment we have plenty of
good men and women for such a pro
.ject. Most travellers are masters of
the art of fiction, and could well give
the nomads little courses in creative
writing. Creative writing is one of
the six basic social needs, yet up till
now your average nomad has been
unable to take a course in if. or even
to give a course in it. As for Applied
Creative Writing, this branch of social
engineering has been entirely neglected,
even along the more enlightened
beaches of the Red Sea. Petroleum
geology, yes. Skin-diving, certainly.
Applied   Creative   Writing,   no.
Perhaps   the   greatest   authority   on
Xomad   Education   today   is   Professor
Gorley H. Gomer, until lately Professor
of Hosiery and Underwear in the
School of Social Studies at Alabama
Protestant Tech. Dr. Gomer is now
Director of Extended Studies at the
.lebel Shainniar Summer School, which
is usually to he found somewhere in
the Nefud Desert. It is the only
summer school in the world which is
open the year round, and the only one
which is never in the same place two
nights running. Two records for Dr.
"It will be a long, long time before
we can educate the nomads into stopping all this roaming round and making
other ]>oople fidgetty." says Dr. Gomer.
"but the long-term programme is
obvious, even to the nomads themselves, whose motto hitherto has been
'Dong term no see'." (Laughter.) "We
must first invent some social needs for
these poor fellows, and then fill those
needs. In the meantime, we are doing
what we can to convert horizontal
nomadism into vertical nomadism. By
wandering up and down instead of
sideways, the nomad can almost completely eliminate some of the more undesirable features of his shiftless shifting. Our aim is to make him shiftful
in the best sense. And here, of course,
we rely more and more on Semantics.
The impact of Semantics on the Semitic
races has been well-nigh somatic, not
least among the nomadic Arabs of
.Must a Jidda."
The School of Knglish at thf> University of Kat Portage will make
certain changes this year. Until now,
Iwo degrees in Creative Writing have
been granted, the B.P.C.W. and the
B.l.C.W. That is to say, Bachelor of
Pure Creative Writing, and Bachelor
of Impure Creative Writing. The second degree has always been felt to be
somehow inferior to the first, and not
very progressive. It will henceforth
be known as Bachelor of Conditioned
Creative Writing. The courses will
remain  unchanged.
The University of Cornwall has given
its support to the students' campaign
for Cornish independence. The students
have decided not to attend lectures for
ten years, in order to draw attention
to Cornwall's plight. "We must throw
off the imperialist yoke," said the Professor of World Unity. "We can never
have world government until every
splinter group and splinter area has
achieved Woodrow Wilson's dream. No
man is fit to determine anything until
he has first determined himself." The
professor said he was happy to announce the signing of a limited financial
mutual assistance pact with the
Secession Society of Vancouver Island.
Each grout) had scut the other ten
12 Another Record for
Development Fund
+     1955  Fund Year Extended  to  December  31
With .$00,000 in contributions in the
twelve months ending August 31. the
U.B.C. Development, Fund has already
established a new record — and increased its importance as a major
source of revenue for the University.
The Current total is ,$10,000 higher
than that achieved during the same
period of 1954. The change of the
Fund Year and extension of the 1955
appeal to December 31 should bring
the final total close to the estimated
objective  of  .$75,000.
Most hartening feature of the present
campaign has been the increase in the
number of donations from Alumni who
have never before contributed to the
Fund. Alumni contributors now number nearly 2.000. over 25% of whom
are '•first timers."
At the same time, only 40% of regular
and former contributors have sent: in
their donation to the annual giving
programme. Fund Chairman, Aubrey
Roberts, believes that this is due to
the earlier announcement about the
change  in  the  Fund  Vear.
He urges all previous donors—active
members of the Association—to mail
their cheques to the Fund as soon as
possible this Fall. Their support alone
will ensure achievement of the '55
The following is an interim statistical
report to August IS, 1955 :
Unallocated ("free" funds), $12,-
.'(24.94: Scholarships, .$023.00: Residences. .$112.80: President's Fund.
Home Management House. $843.15;
It. C. Palmer Memorial. .$021.17;
A.W.D. Knox .Memorial, .$490.00; Engineer Undergrads. ,$.'{94.S4: Class of
'29 Fund, $639.71 ; Social Work Anniversary, .$010.50: Library (Books),
.$75.00; .1. 1). Hamilton Memorial.
$22.00; University Hospital, .$5.00;
Swimming Pool, ,$10.00; Gilbert Tucker
Memorial, .$50.00; Rowing Fund. $24.-
02K.21 : Playing Fields. $43.00; Varsity
Outdoor Club, .$90.15; Sedgewick Memorial. $05.00: A. II. Hutchinson Fund.
$5.00: F. G. C. Wood Theatre. .$105.00:
Laura Holland Fund. .$10.00; Dorothy
Myers Memorial. .$20.00: Convocation
Founders, $28.00; Victoria College
Library. $3.00; Students' Co-op Fund.
.$25.00 ; Neurological Research, $115.00 ;
Class of '55 Memorial Loan Fund,
P. R. Brissenden Bursary, $250.(10;
Finning Tractor Scholarships, $1 -
500.00; Peat, Marwick & Mitchell
Scholarship, .$300.00: Sidney Roofing
and Paper Company Scholarship,
.$250.00: York Lectureship. .$500.(10:
Simmons-McBride Lectureship, ,$500.00 :
Muscular Dystrophy Association I Research Fund), .$2,000.00: Dr. W. I).
Baird Prize (Medicine), $50.00; Kins
men Chair of Neurological Research
(B.C. Polio Foundation. $5,000.00;
Ultra-Centrifuge (B.C. Polio Foundation I, $5,000.00.
No. of Total
Donors Contributions
Alumni    ...   .. 1.945         $17,947.40
Non-Alumni 095          39,449.89
Total in fund
to August   18.  1955  ... $57.397.3.'
Out-matching all other appeals in
this year's campaign was the effort
sponsored by the V.R.C.-U.B.C. Rowing
Committee under the Chairmanship of
Dean A. W. (Whit) Matthews. The
objective of $25,000 needed to finance
the trip to Henley and Newport Regattas, was surpassed by more than
one  thousand  dollars.
Total amount handled through the
Development Fund was $24,028.21,  but
tNot   necessarily   complete.
*Not   necessarily   complete.
Walter S. Owen, Q.C.,  Chairman, V.R.C.-U.B.C.
Rowing  Fund Special Names Committee.
Presentation of $5,000.00 cheque, the gift of
Kinsmen Clubs of B.C., to the University for
support of the Chair of Neurological Research.
From left: Dean S. N. F. Chant, Acting President
of U.B.C; Aubrey F. Roberts, Chairman, Board
of Directors, U.B.C. Development Fund; Walter
R.   Ferguson,   President,   B.C.   Polio   Foundation.
this did not include the estimated
$2,600 donated by Mr. Garfield Weston
for food and lodging in the United
Kingdom. The Alma Mater Society
made a contribution of $3,000. while
the Alumni donated a similar amount.
Dean Matthews' Committee officers
were: Nelles Stacey I V.R.C). Vice-
Chairman: R. J. (Bus) Phillips. Secretary; Walter Owen. Special Names:
Frank Frederiekson (V.R.C.). Special
Events; Grant Donegani. B.S.A.'41,
Alumni; Ron Bray. A.M.S.; Luke Moyls,
At a special luncheon on the campus
on August 17. Dean S. X. F. Chant,
Acting-President, and Mr. Aubrey F.
Roberts, Fund Chairman, received
from the B.C. Polio Foundation a
cheque for $5,000. This is the generous
annual grant, given by the Foundation
for the work of the Chair of Neurological Research established by the
Kinsmen  Clubs of  B.C.
Earlier in the year, the Polio Foundation made a similar grant of .$5,000
to the Department of Bacteriology for
Ihe purchase of an Ultra-Centrifuge to
be used  in  virus  research.
Dean Chant told the representatives
of the Foundation that the continued
interest of a lay group in work (if this
kind was most encouraging because it
indicated that the importance of basic
research - long propounded by educators - was now being accepted by the
All Alumni and particularly those
who have not as yet contributed lo the
Annual Giving Programme for 1955
are again reminded that, the current
campaign does not ei.l until December
31. Vou still have time to make your
dona I ion receive   your   receipt    for
income tax purposes  -- and  remain on
the  "active"  list.
(inly active members receive the
Chronicle. The present membership
list will be revised in January on the
basis of 1955 donations: be sure to
renew your active standing before the
end of the year.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE College of Education
for the University*
+    Training of Teachers Enters New Phase
Some eighty years ago this month.
John .lessop, Superintendent of Education, wrote in the Fourth Annual Report of the Public Schools of British
Columbia, "There are now thirty-four
certified teachers — nineteen males and
fifteen females, an increase of fifteen
over last year." He went on to state
that "the want of properly-trained.
teachers is one of the greatest drawbacks to the efficiency of the public
schools of the Province." With this
condition remedied, he predicted that
"the Schools would increase in efficiency
and usefulness: extending their influence not only to the most remote
settlements, but to every isolated family
within our borders till all the children
shall obtain at least the rudiments of
an education and thus banish ignorance
and illiteracy from among the retarding agencies of our properity as a
This public concern for the professional training of teachers was one
outcome of the awakening social consciousness of Ihe nineteenth century,
and as a result there developed on this
continent and in this country during
the middle decades of the century the
John  F. K.  English,  B.A. '22,  M.A.,  '33,
Assistant Deputy  Minister of  Education.
'This article was kindly supplied to the U.B.C.
Alumni Chronicle by the Provincial Department
of Education. The article is the first of a
series on the Public School System of British
standard Training School for Teachers
which came to be known as the Normal
School. John .Tessop. himself, was a
product of the first such Canadian institution, the Toronto Normal School
founded in 1X47. The pattern of teacher
training through Normal Schools which
developed at that time has remained
with very little change in Canada until
the 1940's.
In the United States, however, the
Normal Schools began in the 20th century to evolve into State Teachers
Colleges offering, first, one year, then
two, three and finally four years of
training, culminating in a College
Degree. Concurrently the established
Universities opened Colleges of Education for the training, first, of Secondary, and later of both Elementary and
Secondary Teachers.
In recent years Canada has been
feeling the need to improve upon the
outmoded Normal School and to bring
its teacher education to the Campus
of the University. It is today recognised that teachers must have a good
general education, a thorough knowledge of their specialised subject fields
and a competent professional training.
The University itself today appreciates
the fact that the quality of its own
work depends directly upon the education of the Public School Teachers who
prepare their students for the University.
During the course of the past year
a re-organisation of teacher-training
has been under study by a Committee
from the University of British Columbia and the Department of Education.
The Committee was composed of Deans
Chant, Andrew, Gage and Registrar
Wood from the University, and Deputy
Minister Campbell, Assistant Deputy
Minister English, Chief Inspector of
Schools Levirs and Dr. F. II. Johnson.
Coordinator of Teacher Education,
from the Department of Education.
Essentially this planning is a recognition of the joint responsibility of the
Department of Education and the
University. The central purpose behind the study is the improvement of
the programme of teacher-education
academically and professionally. At
the recent session of the Provincial
Legislature, steps were taken through
amendments to the University Act, the
Public Schools Act and the Victoria
College Act to bring about a reorganised    system   of   teacher-training
Harold   L.   Campbell,   B.A.  '28,  M.Ed.   (Wash.),
LL.D.,  Deputy  Minister  of   Education.
beginning September 1!)5G, when all
teacher-training, elementary and secondary, will he given by a new College
of Education of the University of
British Columbia. Victoria College will
offer training for Elementary Teachers
similar in curriculum to that given at
the College of Education in Vancouver.
All teacher-training will carry degree
Readers of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle may be interested in a brief description of the nature of the
educational programme to be offered,
beginning   in   September,   1050.
For the minimum basic education of
teachers of elementary grades the programme will he as follows: (1) A two-
year intra-mural programme for High
School Graduates with University Entrance. At the conclusion of this two-
year period successful candidates would
have completed the course requirements
for the Elementary Basic Certificate
and have earned two years' credit toward a Degree in Education. (2) A
one-year programme of teacher-training for those entering with Grade l-'l
or First Vear I'niversity. To enter
this programme such students must
have a C or Second (.'lass average in
either Grade 12 or Grade V.i (First
Vear University). Successful completion of this year will constitute the
course requirements for the Elementary
Basic Certificate as well as the second
year of credit toward a Degree in
I :i l   Because of the present  demand
Victoria College and Provincial Normal School
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        14 for teachers and the necessity of a
transitional period in progressing to a
higher standard of teacher-education
and ccrtilicnl ion, it is recognised as
necessary for the present to retain an
i inert/eucy one-near course for those
students irho hare onlii T'nirersiti/ En-
trance stantlina. Students who elect
this course must have attained at least
a C or Second Class average in Grade
12. On satisfactory completion of this
year of training these graduates would
receive a certificate valid for four
years during which time they must
complete by Summer Session or intra-
niurally the remaining courses of the
two year basic programme for elemen-
ary  teacher-training.
Both one-year programmes referred
to in (2) and (.'5) above are planned
to extend beyond the usual dates of
the University year. Students electing
these programmes would spend a period
prior to the opening of the College of
Education in directed observation and
study in a Public School. If they have
been    active   members   of   a    Future
A   High   School   Student,   Member   of  a   Future
Teachers'   Club,   Takes   Charge   of  an
Elementary School Class.
Teachers' Club during their High
School course this observation period
would not. be required. Immediately
following the close of the regular
academic term in the College of Education all one-year students would be
required to take a post-sessional course
terminating in June.
All of these courses would be offered
both at the College of Education, University of British Columbia, and al
Victoria College.
Elementary Teachers desiring to advance their knowledge and professional
training beyond the minimum two years
required for the Elementary Basic Certification, and yet not. desiring to become Secondary School Teachers will
he offered a special programme of further academic and professional study
leading to a degree in Elementary
For the Education of Secondary
School Teachers, there will be three
programmes offered: (1) A live-year
programme of Arts and Science courses
combined with professional courses in
Education including observation and
practice leaching. Successful completion will fullil course requirements for
a Secondary Basic Certificate and a
Degree in Education. (2) An Elementary   Teacher,   with   two   years   credit
towards the Education degree may.
intra-murally or by summer sessions,
complete a further three years of train
ing for the Secondary Basic Certificate
and a Degree in Education. (S) The
Graduate with a B.A. or other Degree
from a Faculty other than Education
may, by taking a special one-year
teacher-training programme in the Col
lege of Education, qualify for the
Secondary Basic Certificate.
The final aspect of any education
programme for teachers is of course
the provision of courses at the graduate level. It is hoped that the new College of Education will ultimately expand its facilities to incorporate Graduate Studies as well.
The programme outlined is merely in
its initial stages. Nevertheless it will
be apparent that a very sound foundation is being prepared by the University
and the Department. The educational
programme to be developed will do
much to remedy the "want of properly
trained teachers" and to realise the
prediction of 80 years ago, improving
and extending the influence of our Public Schools to "every isolated family
within our borders." —J. R. M.
+ + +
lenclid  Gift to  University
Mr. Duncan A. Hamilton of Vancouver lias given $25,000 towards a
fund which will eventually reach $100,-
000 to be used by the University as a
revolving bursary fund to assist able
students in beginning or continuing
their studies at U.B.C.
+ + +
Attention Alumnae !
Women Graduates of U.B.C. and
other accredited Universities are invited to join the University Women's
Club of Vancouver, which is a member
of the Canadian Federation of University Women and the International Fed
oration  of   University  Women.
The objects of the Club are to stimulate intellectual activity, to promote
interest in public affairs, and lo facili-
late social intercourse among University women.
The intellectual aims are furthered
by six general meetings a year, featuring a varied programme of outside
speakers who are authorities in their
fields. The Club has four social affairs,
besides those specially-arranged from
time to time to meet and hear distinguished visitors to the city. The twenty-
six interest groups promote a more in-
tiniate friendship among those of the
members who are drawn together by
a   common  hobby  or  subject   of  study.
Practical assistance in education is
given by the Club bursaries. Publications sent to the live hundred members
include the monthly "Bulletin". Full
membership fees are $6.00, out-of-town
membership $:i.OO. Further informa -
lion may be obtained from Mrs. P. C.
MaeLaughlin. 407(i \V. 8th Ave.. Phone :
ALma 1429.
Activity of Alumni in
West Coast Communities
Henry Gunning, B.A.Sc.'23, visited
several of the coast centres during
the week of July 20 as President of the
Association of Professional Engineers
of British Columbia. Association
meetings were held in Prince Rupert.
Kitimat and Ocean Falls. At each
centre graduates of U.B.C. attended
t he meetings.
At Prince Rupert these included R. S.
Cunliffe, B.A.Sc'52, who is Assistant
Surfacing Engineer for the B.C. Department of Public Works and R. E.
Wells, B.A.Sc.'51, Resident Engineer
for C.X.R. at Terrace, B.C.
At Kitimat W. H. Sparks, B.A.Sc.
'Xi, who is Townsite Engineer, conducted a tour of the new townsite and
arranged a visit of the Aluminum
Plant, besides helping in many ways
to ensure a most enjoyable visit. Bruce
MeLellan, B.A.Sc.'50, is in Kitimat as
Engineer with Saguenay-Kitimat Company and contributed to the meeting.
All told a dozen and a half engineering
Graduates of U.B.C., from the classes
of '47 to '55, are permanently employed
in the developments taking place on
such a large scale at Kitimat. A delightful banquet was provided by
Saguenay-Kitimat Company under Ihe
chairmanship of Mr. F. T. Matthias.
General  Manager.
At Ocean Falls Ed. T. Barnes.
B.A.Sc.'50, acted as Chairman and was
assisted by John Graham. H.A.'Sc.'."><).
as Secretary of the local Engineering
Society. About two dozen B.C. Graduates and students were among those
present. including "Bob" Bryden.
B.A.Sc.'55, who joined the Company
Staff this summer. Tommy I). Syme.
B.A.Sc.'44, of boxing fame at Varsity,
was putting his office in order preparatory to leaving in August for a
new position in Oregon. Ed. Barnes
is Senior Chemical Engineer at Ocean
Falls and conducted a tour through
the Kraft mill. Mr. It. It. Ferguson,
Resident Manager for Crown Zeller
bach, Canada, Ltd., entertained at his
home and greatly assisted in arrange
meats for the meeting.
It. E. Wells and E. T. Barnes were
presented with Certificates of Regis
tration as Professional Engineers at
imposing ceremonies in Prince Rupert
and   Ocean   Falls   respectively.
+ + +
Canadian  Conference of
Pharmaceutical  Faculties
University of B.C. was host to about
35 teachers of Pharmacy when the
Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties was held. August l.VP.I. Dr.
A. W. Matthews, Dean of the Faculty
of Pharmacy, was Chairman of the
Conference, which was attended by
eight Canadian member institutions.
The Conference was held in conjunction with the Canadian Pharmaceutical Convention.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Frank   Fairchild   Wesbrook,
M.A., M.D., CM., LL.D.
Frank Fairchild Wesbrook, M.A.,
M.D., CM., LL.D., was appointed first
President of the University of British
Columbia in March 19K5. The appointment, was made by the Lieutenant Gov-
ernor-in-Council. It was the culmination of long preparatory work in the
Province, and great expectations were
held by the Government and people for
Ihe development of higher education
under his leadership. In the preceding
fifteen years a solid foundation had
been laid for the University by McGill
in her University classes in Vancouver
and Victoria. Since 1907 the Minister
of 1'jdiicafion. Dr. Henry Esson Young,
supported by the Premier, Sir Richard
McBride, had been engaged continuously in framing and piloting through the
Legislature all necessary legislation for
the establishment of a Provincial University. The Point Grey site had been
selected, architects chosen and plans
drawn for the first buildings. Convocation composed of 739 registered members, graduates of Universities in the
Commonwealth, had met in August of
the previous year to elect the Chancellor, Mr. F. L. Carter-Coton, M.L.A., and
lifteen Senators. Soon after the selection of a President, the Government
completed the directing authority of Ihe
University by appointment of the first
Board of Governors.  The stage was set.
It would have been difficult to find
a man better fitted by education, experience and temperament to fulfil the task
which now confronted him of setting
up a Provincial University. Born in
Brant County, Ontario, July 12, 1868,
Dr.   Wesbrook   had   his   schooling   in
Makers of the University-
Frank Fairchild Wesbrook
+     U.B.C.'s  First  President
[The writer of this article acknowledges much
kind and generous help given by President-
Emeritus Leonard S.  Klinck.
London, Ontario, and in Winnipeg
where he came as a boy with his par-
cuts. His father was later elected
Mayor of that city. At age 1!) lie received his B.A. in Manitoba University,
went on to the degree of M.A. and in
1890 completed his medical studies
there. With this solid basis of scholarship, he spent the following five years
in specialised medical science. After
a summer course at McGill he passed
a fateful year in the Rotunda Hospital,
Dublin. Here he came under the influence of a brilliant teacher of Bacteriology, K. A. Hawkin of St. John's College. Cambridge, and he decided
forthwith to devote himself to the
study of this new science which promised such rich benefits to mankind. His
brilliant work won him a British Medical Association Exhibition and a John
Lucas Walker Fellowship at Gonville
and Caius College, Cambridge. He
gained medical experience in the King's
College and St. Bartholomew's Hospitals in London and studied for some
months in the Institute of Hygiene and
Pathology in Marburg, Germany.
The published results of his work
brought recognition in the medical
world and he returned to Winnipeg as
Professor of Pathology. His stay in the
position was of short duration and in
l89."i. at age 28, he was appointed Professor of Pathology, Bacteriology and
Public Health in the University of
Minnesota. Here his great abilities had
full play and soon revealed the man.
Eleven years later, he was made Dean
of the Medical Faculty. The local Government claimed his services as Director of the State Board of Health. In
his student days he was proficient in
Track and Field Sports and now continued this interest as a member of the
I'niversity Athletic P.oard of Control.
He was elected President of the American Public Health Association, and
chosen by the U.S. Government as a
member of the Advisory Board of the
Hygiene Laboratory for the United
States Public Health and Marine Hospital Service. "One who knew him as
student and colleague in those years,
looking back, wrote of him in 1948 : "I
consider that Wesbrook was responsible
more than any other man. living or
dead, for medical undergraduate teaching in Minnesota . . . The ideals and
schedules of teaching, the correlation
of all forces for the control and alleviation of disease were all a  part  of his
superb consciousness . . . He blueprinted the prospective development of
our Medical School. The influence of
this great character and personality became apparent early. The intervening
years only attested Wesbrook's great
capacity to stimulate others . . . He
was the most attractive personality 1
have ever met . . . He was a gentleman
to the core."
Such was the man and such were his
achievements when, at age 45, he entered upon the five momentous years of
his U.B.C. Presidency. Eagerly he set
to work. His ambition for the University knew no hounds. He would have
nothing but the best in Buildings.
Grounds. Library. Staff and Educational Standards. A Commission was appointed at once, composed of three distinguished consultants in landscape
architecture, building design and engineering to work in co-operation with
the I'niversity architects, in preparing
the general design for the Campus. The
plans and drawings then submitted
have guided in no small measure all
subsequent development on the University site. Clearing operations were
begun and work was started on the
Science (now Chemistry I Building in
1914. Professor Leonard S. Klinck.
(now President-Emeritus) was brought
from Macdonald College. McGill, as
Dean of the new Faculty of Agriculture
in May, 1914, and steps were taken to
find and appoint other key staff members, as required. Mr. Gerould, Librarian of Minnesota University, was engaged  to purchase  books  for  the Lib-
*E.   L.   Tuohy,   B.A.,   M.D.,   F.A.C.P.,   in   Minnesota Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 1, January, 1943.
F.  L.  Carter-Cotton, M.L.A.,
First Chancellor of U.B.C.
16 rary in England, France and Germany.
20,000 volumes were thus acquired. In
1914 the Legislature provided $1..")00,000
to proceed with the building programme
and arrangements were made with McGill to take over from her full responsibility for all University teaching in the
Province in September 1915.
While these preparations were going
on in Vancouver, events were happening in Europe which were destined to
postpone for a decade the building of a
University at Point Grey. After the
outbreak of World War I in August.
1914, the Board of Governors had to
ma.ke the painful decision, in the interest of National Economy, to stop the
work on the Science Building, to let no
further contracts and to reduce all possible expenditures, whether for Staff,
Library, or Site improvements. The
Board of Governors were thus able to
return to the Provincial Treasury most
of the grant paid or earmarked for
University development. It was decided, however, to proceed with the
formal organisation of the new University in the buildings in Fairview used
by McGill College of B.C. At the same
time the Government made available a
commodious unit just completed for the
Vancouver General Hospital. "In these
buildings," Dr. Wesbrook observed
sadly, "the students have no recreation
or play-grounds, no gymnasium facilities, no assembly or examination hall
cajiable of housing more than 1~>0
people, no common or study room, no
adequate locker space and the existing sanitary arrangements render
the University culpable from the Public Health standpoint". Sufficient funds
were provided by the Legislature to
add the final year to the Arts course
given by McGill and a third year to
Applied Science, and to clear and cultivate a portion of the Point Grey Campus
for the instruction of classes in Agriculture. Reginald W. Brock, M.A.. F.G.S..
F.R.S.C, Deputy Minister of Mines,
was appointed Dean of Applied Science,
and other necessary Staff members
were selected in addition to the McGill
College Staff, which was retained. Lectures commenced on September 30,
1915, and thus the University of British Columbia came into being.   In the
*Quoted in F. H. Soward, The Early History
of The University of British Columbia (mimeographed),  p.   164.
Steel  Frame of Science  (now Chemistry)  Building,  erected   1914-15.    This  photograph  shows
resumption  of work in   1923  when the original
plans were carried to completion.
words of Dr. Wesbrook*. "Conceived in
prosperity at the zenith of the world's
triumph of invention and luxury, our
University lias been born at the time
of its greatest tragedy".
Although the edifice of his dreams
remained on the architects' drawing-
hoards and his hopes of seeing a Cam
pus develop at Point Grey were
dimmed, Dr. Wesbrook's energetic
spirit was not daunted by the catastrophe. He saw most of the men Stu
dents and many of his Staff go off to
the war, but. though he wished to join
them, he was fortunately persuaded by
the Board of Governors to remain at
his post. With fine intuition he interpreted the war-time task of the University in the light of his own high idealism.* "Although we cannot begin our
University work with the full organization and equipment for the training of
specialists in all lines," he wrote, "we
have the opportunity of learning the
fundamental lesson of service to liu
inanity . . . We, the present Student
Body, Staff, Senate, Board of Governors and members of Convocation of ths
infant University, may well be envied
by those who have gone before and by
those who will come after . . . To meet
in full our obligations may ours be a
Provincial University without provincialism. May our sympathies be so
broadened, and our service so extended
to all the people of the Province that
we may indeed be the people's University, whose motto is -tittiiu est'."
He applied himself with zest and
thoroughness to the many and varied
duties which fell to his lot. He accepted the appointment of Officer Commanding the Officers' Training Corps
which had been formed in McGill College in October 1914. He organised the
Department of Bacteriology and became its first Professor. Outside the
I'niversity he took an active part in
organising the "Patriotic Fund" cam
paign in the autumn of 191."i. He initiated the establishment of the Van
couver Institute to give lectures under
the auspices of the University and local
Learned Societies. He studied at first
hand the resources and industries of
the Province. In the company of members of the Legislature, civil servants,
industrialists and agriculturalists he
made extended tours, visiting Forest
areas, Pulp mills, Fish canneries. Biological Stations. Mining operations.
Horticultural centres and Experimental
Staions in the Okanagan and Kootenay
Valley, Ranches in the Cariboo, Dairy
and Poultry Farms in the Fraser Valley
and on Vancouver Island. He met
people easily and naturally and became
acquainted widely with social, economic
and educational conditions throughout
British Columbia. President-Emeritus
Klinck, who accompanied him on many
Mrs. F. F. Wesbrook, much-beloved widow of
the First President, and a familiar figure at
University functions. Named in her honour
are the Anne Wesbrook Scholarship and Anne
Wesbrook Hall, one of the three residences for
women students.
—Photo by Marlow of British Columbia
of these trips, reports that Dr. Wesbrook "never took anything for granted.
He never sat in the car or in the saddle
waiting for the scouts to report," and
he adds, "he usually had his gun with
him for he was a splendid wing-shot."
His idea of the function of a Provincial University in its own community
was clearly conceived and inspired his
every action as President. *"The
people's University must meet all the
needs of all the people. We must therefore proceed with care to the erection
of those Workshops where we may
design and fashion the tools needed in
the building of a nation and from which
we can survey and lay out paths of
enlightenment, tunnel the mountains of
ignorance and bridge the chasms of
incompetence. Let us pray that posterity
may say of us that we have huilded
even better than we knew."
In the midst of his manifold activities his health began to fail. There can
be little doubt that the disappointment
and sorrows following in the wake of
the war's beginning bore heavily on
his sensitive spirit and hastened his
end. He died untimely, at age ."it), in
October 191S, three weeks before the
Armistice,! "like Moses, permitted only
to gaze into the promised land."
Though he did not live to carry out
his plans, his high-souled vision of the
University's future has been a stimulating guide to his successors, and
places him among the immortals in our
U.B.C. annals. |"Like the motto lie gave
the University, his dream is a constant
reminder of his abiding faith in the
people of this Province, and in this
University as a great seat of learning."
*U.B.C.   Annual    1915-16,    Invocation   by   Dr.
*From   an   address   by   President   Wesbrook   at
Manitoba     University,     November     19,     1913,
entitled  The  Provincial  University   in  Canadian
Development.       Published     in     Science,     N.S.,
Vol.   XXXIX,   pp.   407-418.
tU.B.C. Twenty-first Anniversary Booklet  1936,
P.   7.
IPresident-Emeritus   Leonard   S.    Klinck   in   an
address    to    Vancouver    Pioneers'    Association,
December   3,    1937.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE U.B.C. Campus and Surrounding  Areas  Pictured  by the  University Architects  in   1925.
Are You Coming Home in 1955?
+    The U. B. C. Opens  Its Doors to You  On November 5
+    Reunions, Saturday  Luncheon, Football Came, Dance
John Ashby, B.A. '33,
T he A 1 11 in n i
Association, t h e
Student's Council
,111(1 the University
a r e co-operating
to make the 1955
Homecoming a resounding success
and to establish il
as the major event
of Ihe Fall Term.
John Ashby, B.A.'33, Executive Member and Chairman of the Homecoming
Committee, puts the eggs in one basket
in planning a single event for Alumni
sponsorship. This is the Pre-Game Reception and Luncheon which will take
place in Brock Hall at 12 noon. Write
to the Alumni Office for tickets at $1,011
All Alumni, as well as the members
of the Board of Governors, Senate and
Faculty, will be invited to this affair
which starts at noon and continues to
2 p.m.
Tn planning this Homecoming Reunion Luncheon, John has followed the
example of McGill which has achieved
great success with all such pro-game
Central Washington is U.B.C.'s opponent in the game and all Alumni are
urged to get their tickets early. Frank
Guup, the 'gnew' Coach, promises a
victory this time.
The A.M.S. will sponsor the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night.
Tickets for Alumni will he available
to about October 15th, following which
they will be reserved for students only.
Again, if you wish to make up a party
and dance in the Armouries and (possibly) in the Brock, get your tickets
early by writing to the Alumni  office.
Three Class Reunions highlight
H o m e c o in i n g
Week. The Class
of '30 will hold its
twenly-lifth anniversary in the
Faculty Club on
the evening of
November 5; Class
of '35 holds its
twentieth birthday party, Brock Hall,
on Friday evening. November 4: and
the youthful Grads of '45 are planning
a similar get-together for either Thursday evening or Sunday of the same
Mrs. Lawrence Ranta, B.A.'35,
B.A.Sc. (Nurs.) '39, member of the
Executive, is the Reunions Chairman
and has helped to get class committees
organised and into the planning stage.
Jean    (Salter)
Sleightholme,  B.A.
Chairman   '30
Pauline  (McMartin)
Ranta,   B.A.  '35,
Chairman    Reunions.
CLASS  OF  '30
Jean (Salter I
Sleigh tbol me, is
Chairman of the
Reunion Committee. Working with
her on the arrangements are: Mary
( Armstrong) Mos-
covitch. Olive ( McKeown ) Broome,
Donalda McRae,
Ted Hay. Doug
Macdonald. John
('layton. P e r c y
II e n d e r s o n ,
Jordan Guy,  Kim  Nichols, and  others.
Cocktails will be served in the
Faculty Club Lounge at 0:30 p.m.;
smorgasbord dinner follows with lots
of entertainment but no speeches, according to Jean. First notice of the
reunion was mailed to all members of
the class in July and to date more than
fifty have asked for reservations. The
Engineers of '30. who at other times
have arranged stag affairs, will be on
hand for the class party on November
Bern Brynelson is Chairman with the
following doing most of the work : Mrs.
John Biller, Programme; Phil North-
cot t, Tickets; Mrs. Bob Osborne. Publicity ; Mrs. A. K. Stewart, Decorations; Mrs. L. Ranta, Secretary: Members—Joe Roberts, Roger Woods. John
Prior. Alec Wood, Violet Mellish, Mrs.
- -•*t- Bern    Brynelsen,
B.A.Sc,  Chairman
'35 Reunion
J.   II.   Stevenson.   Mrs.   W.   C.   Gibson,
and others.
The  '.35 grads are
following the pattern    set    by    the
"old" hands of '30
with   cocktails   at
I!:.'{()   p.m.,   smorgasbord   dinner   at
7 :,30,    f n n    a n d
games   thereafter.
The    first    notice
has brought  a big
Being younger and still full of zip,
Jack Hetherington's Committee feel
they do not need to plan as much in
advance as have the other classes. Jack
has had informal meetings with several
members, including Dick Bibbs. Allan
Eyre and Ted Affleck; has other meetings lined up for September.
Will all members of the (Mass of '45
who will be in Vancouver during the
first week of November and would
like to attend the
10th Anniversary
Reunion. please
notify the Alumni
Office as soon as
possible. First notice, giving date,
place and time,
will go out before
October   1.   Mean-
Jack  Hetherington,
B.A.Sc,  Chairman tllm'   kl'('P   Honie-
'45 Reunion coming week clear.
Frank   Gnup
Nev/ Appointments to
P. E. and Coaching Staff
Quite a number
of new appointments have been
made t his summer
in the School of
Physical Education. Three of
these ure of special interest because they concern
extra - mural as
well as intra-mural sports.
Frank Gnup, lately coach of
Brantford Juniors in the Ontario
Four, and formerly linebacker with
the Toronto Argonauts, has taken over
the head-coaching position vacated by
Don Coryell at the end of last term.
Stepping into Don's shoes is no sinecure. However. Gnup has an easy, relaxed manner, a wealth of experience
in playing and coaching, and an abili y
to get the most out of his team. We
welcome him to U.B.C. and wish him
every success.
Robert Ilindinarch was recently appointed to the staff of the School of
Physical Education. While at the University, Bob distinguished himself as
a player, a sportsman and a student.
lie was a  member of the  Varsity Bas
ketball team, he captained the Foot-
hall team in his final year, and he won
two coveted awards — the Bobby Gaul
Trophy, and the Dr. Burke Inspirational Trophy.
The third new member of the P.E.
Staff is Peter Mullins, an Australian
who graduated in Physical Education
from Washington State in 1115.3. In 1!>4S
he placed sixth in the Olympic Games
Decathlon event. A great, all-round
athlete and excellent teacher, Mullins
will give the P.E. and Coaching Staff
a tremendous boost, and. like his great
friend Max Howell, we hope he will
be around for many years.        It. J. P.
Football  Schedule
Played at
Sept.  17—Vancouver   Cubs  Vancouver
Sept.  24—McGill    University Vancouver
Oct. 1—Pacific Lutheran College Tacoma
Oct.      8—Eastern  Washington
College  Vancouver
Oct.    1 5—Western  Washington
College        Bellingham
Oct.   22—Whitworth   College ..... Spokane
Oct. 29—College of Puget Sound Vancouver
Nov.      5—Central   Washington
College        . Vancouver
Nov.   19—Eastern   Inter-Collegiate
Champions (Tentative) .Toronto
All games at 2:00 p.m.
Season Tickets ($5.00 each) for U.B.C.
Thunderbird Home Games are now cn sale at
the Athletic Office in the Memorial Gymnasium. Plan to attend the four Saturday
afternoon football games at U.B.C. Stadium,
and reserve your seats in the covered stands
without   delay.
taken specially for the Chronicle by Aero Surveys.
U.B.C.  Campus and  Surrounding  Area  Photographed  from  the air  in  1955.
19 U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Joseph   M.  Schell,   B.A.  '21.
The demand for telephone service resulting from the continued expansion of
the Canadian economy since World
War II has required extensive additions to both local and long distance
telephone systems everywhere in Canada. Many years ago the seven major
Canadian telephone administrations
recognized the necessity of a unified
approach to certain telephone problems,
particularly those of the long-distance
field. To handle these problems better
they formed an association known as
the Trans-Canada Telephone System,
made up of the Maritime Telegraph &
Telephone Co., the New Brunswick
Telephone Co., the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, the Manitoba Telephone System, the Saskatchewan Government Telephones, the Alberta Government Telephones and the British
Columbia Telephone Company.
Iii 1953 it. was apparent to the Trans-
Canada System that the open-wire
long-distance structure over most of the
country would be inadequate in the
next few years if the demands for circuit growth and improved service were
to be met. Before studies for relief had
proceeded very far the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation asked for proposals
on a coast-to-coast television network
programme service.
A telephone circuit has a bandwidth
of about three thousand cycles whereas
a television programme circuit has a
band-width of about three million
cycles and special equipment is required to handle it. This requirement
directed the attention of the Trans-
Canada System to studies of the TD-2
Microwave Radio Relay System, which
is one of the latest developments in the
communications art.
Spectacular Development of
Electronics in Canada
+    TD-2 Microwave System  for Telephone and TV
By  J.  M.  SCHELL *
The TD-2 System can provide lip to
six broad-band channels in each direction or alternatively up to 000 telephone circuits; under certain conditions one channel can carry a television
programme circuit and up to 120 telephone circuits simultaneously. TD-2
Systems are presently in operation in
the Bell System, both in the U.S.A. and
in Ontario and Quebec.
A decision was made to proceed witli
the TD-2 Microwave System and the
Member Companies of the Trans-Canada System are now embarked on one
of the most spectacular projects in the
history   of   Canadian   communications.
This great new trans-continental
communication artery, when completed,
will stretch from Sydney, .VS.. to Vancouver. B.C. about 3..S00 miles and will
be the longest single Microwave System in the world.
The System will consist of the terminal stations, located in the larger
centres, and. along the route, the repeater stations, which are necessary to
restore the signal strength to the proper
level   as   if   passes   from   one   terminal
<w     1-
*Mr. Schell, who has lived in Montreal since
1921, is Manager of Engineering Sales in the
Communications Equipment Division of the
Northern  Electric Company  Limited.
A Typical Relay Station.
-Courtesy  Northern   Electric  Company.
station to another. The System utilises super-high frequency radio microwaves in the .3700 4200 megacycle range.
Radio waves at these frequencies have
many characteristics similar to those
of light, and they can be beamed somewhat similarly to the way light from
a searchlight is beamed. It is necessary
therefore to have line-of-sight paths
between adjacent radio relay stations,
and the microwaves are beamed from
one station to the next.
The stations are spaced about 25 to
.311 miles apart. By taking advantage
of high natural elevations in hilly and
mountainous country it is ordinarily
necessary only to elevate the antennas
above the local trees but in flat country
it is desirable to raise them on towers
to a height of 100 to 200 feet to obtain
the line-of-sight paths and avoid close
spacing of repeater stations.
When the Trans-Canada TD-2 System is completed there will be some
1.35 terminal and relay stations, on a
route stretching across Canada, each
within sight of the adjacent station.
Spur lines will add about 2(i additional
stations and TOO - NO0 miles to the
The main route will run from Sydney.
X.S., through Saint John, X.B., Fredericton. Quebec City, Montreal. Ottawa,
Toronto. North Bay, Fort William.
Winnipeg. Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge.
Vancouver. From the main route spurs
will be extended to a number of locations including Halifax. Sudbury. Sault
St. Marie, Saskatoon and Edmonton.
The Micro-wave-System towers will
soon be a permanent fixture in the
('anadian scene.
Television programmes and longdistance telephone conversations undergo much the same treatment when they
are transmitted over the TD-2 System.
At the television camera, just as at the
telephone set. what is being seen and
said is converted into electrical impulses which are transmitted over cable
to a TD-2 terminal. Here complex
electrical circuits condition the signals
so that they may he transmitted with
the carrier microwave of the TD-2
System at abou 4 billion cycles a
second. These microwaves are beamed
from the antenna of one relay station
to another, racing across the country
at the speed of light. At the distant,
terminal, receiving equipment converts
2Q the transmitted signals back to their
original frequency and sorts them out
so they can he sent over cable conductors to the telephone user or to the
television  broadcasting station.
A typical relay station will consist of
a concrete building housing the TD-2
gear and associated apparatus at the
foot of a slender steel tower. The top
of the tower will carry two antennas,
each facing in the opposite direction.
These are large metal horns which
gather in the microwave beam from the
adjacent station and funnel it down a
hollow metal tube, known as a waveguide, to the amplifying equipment.
Here the signals receive a million-fold
boost in power and are sent through
another waveguide to the transmitting
element of the antenna and beamed to
the next relay station.
Because of economic considerations
the relay stations are operated on an
unattended basis. In order to accomplish this a specially-designed alarm and
control system is used. When a nonstandard condition develops at the
relay station, it is registered on Ihe
alarm system in such a way that an
attendant at a main station can determine the location and type of trouble.
This permits a decision to be made as
to whether immediate attention is required or whether clearing of the
trouble can be delayed to a more convenient time. Some of the conditions
causing an alarm to be transmitted
would be an open entrance door at. the
station, failure of aircraft warning
lights on the tower, failure of the primary power supply, low repeater oupiil
and other non-standard conditions in
the TD-2 apparatus. About 42 alarm
conditions can be indicated.
Provision of the TD-2 System is being
undertaken by the member companies
of the Trans-Canada System — each
being   responsible   for   the   section   in
Map indicating extent of TD-2  Microwave Communications System  when  completed.
—Courtesy  Northern  Electric  Company.
Highest Part of Relay Station, Showing
—Courtesy  Northern  Electric Company.
their own territory. The existing TD-2
System, operating from Quebec-Montreal-! Xtawa-Toronto, will form parr of
the system. The Toronto-Winnipeg
section is now under construction.
Plans are well advanced for the remaining sections. The section through
the mountains in British Columbia will
be unusually difficult to construct. A
field survey has indicated the practicability of the project and a route is
being selected through the Southern
part of the Province. As an indication
of the route, a few of the locations at
which repeater stations are planned are
near Fernie. Moyie, Creston, Phoenix,
Hedley. Hope, Suinas and Burnaby:
the  terminal   will   be  ill   Vancouver.
Many of these stations will he located
on high peaks in rugged and difficult
country, and the building of access
roads, as well as erection of the stations and installation of the equipment
in them. will present formidable
Sections will be placed in service as
they are completed; the project as a
whole is tentatively scheduled for completion in 1958.
The transcontinental television channel will enable programmes originating
at any point, in Canada to be transmitted simultaneously to all stations
served by the network.
The added telephone facilities will
provide additional telephone circuits
and improved service for the present
long-distance network and will materially assist in the development of the
continent-wide, distance-dialling System presently underway through, mt
Canada and the United States. Initially the distance-dialling System will
permit long-distance operators to rial
many calls directly to most parts of
North America and will ultimately
permit subscribers themselves to dial
their own long-distance calls. The success of this plan requires, among other
things, a high-speed network of direct
alternate-route, inter-city telephone circuits so that it will be a rare occasion
when a call cannot he completed because all circuits are busy. The telephone-circuits obtained over the TD-2
System will figure largely in this phm.
There are many other matters which
are involved and it. will be some years
before     the     Trans-Canada     distance-
dialling scheme will be operating to a
full extent.
In building the TD-2 Microwave System the Trans-Canada System is making a major contribution to the development of a nation-wide communications
system, so necessary for a country as
large as Canada.
The TD-2 equipment which is being
furnished for the Trans-Canada System is being manufactured in Canada ;
in this phase a number of graduates
of the University of British Columbia
are playing a noteworthy part.
+ + +
Forestry Camp At Loon Lake
Has Busy Summer
The University Research Forest, near
Haney, has been the scene of considerable activity during the past summer.
In addition to the •'Conservation Workshop", attended by leaders from camping ami Youth-training organisations in
June, the camp at Loon Lake was fully
occupied for eight days by a group of
forty-five Junior Wardens of the Canadian Forestry Association. Activities
and studies during the period included
tree identification, ma piling and orienteering, first aid, forestry, woods travel,
signalling, lire fighting and conservation. A total of eighteen proficiency
badges may be earned. Recreation included swimming, outdoor and indoor
sports,  boxing, table tennis, and darts.
Four senior leaders of the Junior
Forest Wardens, who are entering
U.B.C. in the Fall, were employed in
the Forest during the summer mouths
on a variety of projects including trail
construction, fire protection, snag falling, road location, camp construction
and   general   maintenance   work.
Several research projects were initiated or continued under direction of
Professors Griffith, Haddock. Smith
and Wellwood, who were residents in
the Forest at various times.
Two contracts were awarded: one to
remove large dead cedar and thin a
70-year-old stand of second growth on
(10 acres, and the other to remove
right-of-way timber along a mile of
newly-constructed road. Another logging contract to remove a very old decadent stand is continuing as are three
shake-cutting operations designed to
help fireproof the area logged in the
late 1920's. F. M. K.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Scholarship and Scholarships
+    Value of International Awards — Fulbright Act
+    Recollections of a French Government Scholar
Among the class cards which the
Registrar's office sends me at the opening of each semester are a few which
make me wince, for stamped across the
face of them is a word of sinister connotation "Scholarship". Though the
class has not yet met, and though I
have not even seen the sturdy youths
assigned to my sections of French or
Humanities, I know from past experience what to expect. The students
whose registration cards are so marked
have received athletic scholarships to
encourage them to come to our institution to play football or basketball. Occasionally, these scholarship holders
may be, not athletes but musicians
whose services are desired in the
marching band which adds a touch of
brilliant color, and a dash of brilliant
showmanship, to our home games. I
well know that service clubs, industrial
firms, fraternal organizations, philanthropic individuals, and the University
itself offer scholarships based on need
and on ability, but in this institution,
a good State University with superior
academic standards, the official scholarships most frequently encountered are
granted for purely non-academic reasons. Scholarship is not considered in
awarding these scholarships. Not uncommonly, young people without the
background, the taste, or the capacity
for higher learning are the recipients of
them, while one has the feeling that it
is  difficult  indeed   for  the  student   of
Library, University of Arizona.
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•B.A/28, M.A. '31, Ph.D. (Stanford)'54, Professor of French and Humanities in the
University of Arizona, Tucson, since 1951.
Editor, Arizona Foreign Language Association's
Clearinghouse. 1931-1951 taught in University of Idaho where he became Professor
and Chairman of Languages, Foreign Student
Adviser, Chairman, Rhodes and Fulbright
Scholarship Committees, Editor, Idaho Language Teacher's Forum, etc.. Published French
Reader for Beginners, a "best seller" in American Schools and Colleges. Holds French
Government   Decoration,   Palmes  Academlques.
limited means and of markedly superior ability to find financial aid to help
him through College.
Under the pressure of Alumni groups,
scholarship aid, based on such a perverted sense of values, is common al
the undergraduate level in American
Colleges and Universities. I have suggested that assistance of a worthier
sort exists side by side with the athletic
subsidies. Fortunately, at the graduate
level, the phony scholarships disappear,
and programmes of student aid are
worthy of respect. Among such programmes, those which encourage the
international exchange of students are,
to my mind, the most valuable, and
offer the greatest hope for the future
of Education and the future of mankind. Of special interest are the grants
established by the United States Government under the Fulbright Act. The
author of this intelligent and far-
sighted measure is Senator Fulbright of
Arkansas, former Rhodes scholar, and
former President of the University of
his home State.
Under the provisions of the Fulbright Act, thousands of young American College Graduates have had the
opportunity of study abroad since the
close of the second World War. The
plan is financed by the sale of surplus
war materials in many countries. Instead of demanding payment in unavailable gold, or in goods and services
which might compete with American
enterprise, the credits established in
terms of the currencies of the various
partcipafing nations are utilised to
finance an exchange of students, teachers, and research scholars. For Ihe
young American College Graduate who
studies abroad under these grants (by-
far the most numerous category of recipients), the award covers all expenses for travel, tuition, and normal
living costs for a year. For several
years I served as Fulbright Scholarship
Adviser at the University of Idaho, and
I learned to respect the care with which
nominees are selected. Mere hookworms are not desired. In addition to
a good academic record, and sufficient
language training to permit profitable
study in the country to which he is
assigned, the recommendations of the
successful candidate must indicate that
he has qualities of temperament and
character which will aid him in winning the respect of those he meets
abroad, and in interpreting with understanding upon his return the culture of
the people with whom he has lived.
Already the programme has been in op
Arthur  H.   Beattie,   B.A.  '28,  M.A.  '31,   Ph.D.
cration long enough to observe that
Fulbright Fellows, after their year
abroad, now bring their enriched experience and broader viewpoint into
American Graduate Schools and into
the   teaching   profession.
Of special interest to readers of the
Alumni Chronicle is the fact that, more
than any other person, a U.B.C. Graduate is responsible for administering the
machinery of screening the candidates
and supervising the operation of the
plan. This is David B. Wodlinger, Arts
'28, Director of the U.S. Student Program of the Institute of International
The Fulbright plan also brings students and teachers from abroad to
study in the U.S. Unfortunately, its
provisions are much less generous when
operating in reverse. Since no U.S.
funds are involved, only travel expenses
are paid the foreign student. In some
respects this may be an advantage, for
I have seen women's clubs, students'
living groups, and other organisations
benefit immeasurably in international
understanding by sponsoring a Fill
bright Fellow from abroad and providing for his or her needs on an American
• 'ampus.
If I am keenly interested in the international exchange of students and
convinced that there is no more effective way of building international good
will, il is because I know from personal
experience the benefits to be derived.
The career I have followed since graduation from U.B.C. grows directly out.
of the year's study abroad which a
French Government Scholarship made
possible for me.
There were two British Columbians
in Paris under Fellowships of the
French Foreign Ministry in 1II2S-2!).
Alberta had no student to nominate in
1II2S. .-iiid Dr. Ashton', with the same
determination and energy which he had
•First  Head  of  U.B.C.   Department  of  Modern
Languages and  Professor of  French,
22 revealed in persuading the French government to set up the Canadian awards
in the lirst place, saw to it that the
Alberta vacancy was filled by a U.B.C.
student. In consequence, both Abner
Poole. B.A.'28. M.A/31, and I enjoyed
a wonderful year of study, travel, and
intellectual and social growth through
an intimate contact with the culture of
France. Other vocations must have
been decided, as was mine, by these
annual awards. In spite of such a
black sheep as myself, who have served
most of my professional life in the
United States. Canada and France have
surely benefitted mutually by the services of the numerous former scholarship holders in teaching and administrative positions in education, and in
related  activities.
To begin reminiscences about 1!12S-2!I
in Paris would mean that this article
would never end ! I shall not attempt,
then, to speak of the experiences which
contributed most to my personal education that year. My present enthusiasm
for the international exchange of students is proof enough that I believe I
gleaned much both from the classes
at the "lOeolo de Preparation des pro-
fesseurs de franca is a 1'etranger" and
from life among the French.
We were a little colony of British
Columbians in Paris. Abner Poole and
I went over together. Edith Lucas,
B.A/2.". Doeteur de l'Universite
(Paris), and Kaye Lamb. B.A.'27, M.A.
'.SO. Ph.D. (London) '33. LL.D., were
there as holders of Xichol Scholarships.
Pauline ( OinlzburgerI Taylor. B.A.'10.
M.A.'20. her mother, and her aunt had
an apartment near the St. Roeh church,
and there I had the most magnificent
and most unforgettable Christmas dinner of my life.
President and Mrs. Klinck visited
Paris, and entertained us royally (or.
rather, presidontially) at the Hotel
Astoria. *Dr. and Mrs. A. F. B. Clark
came through also, eu route to Germany
and Russia. Dr. Clark took us to see
"Phedre"   at    the   Comedie    Francaise.
but Madeleine Roch's acting of the -itle
role seemed lo me to lack some of the
verve and deep passion of Dr. Clark's
interpretation of it before his classes
at Point Grey.
Many successive scholarship students
from U.B.C. have followed in our footsteps since 1028-2!). I hope many more
are destined to enjoy this privilege in
years to come. Perhaps true interna
tional understanding and, in a distant
future, world peace will result if one
day all nations participate fully and
without restriction in a broad exchange
of students.
Winner of  French  Government
Scholarships, 1923 - 1955
The following U.B.C. Graduates have
been awarded Scholarships given an
nually under a grant from the French
Government. The grant was made to
the University of British Columbia for
the first time in 1923. All the Scholar
ship holders attended the Sorbonne.
Kaye  Lamb,  Pauline  (Gintzburger)  Taylor,  Miss
Robinson,    and    Mrs.    Gintzburger    at    Amiens
'Appointed to U.B.C. Department of Modern
Languages 1919. Mrs. Clark also taught in the
K. Madge  Portsmouth,  B.A. '23, M.A. '28
First Winner of French Government Scholarship.
Madge Portsmouth. B.A.'2.'i: Wessie
Tipping. B.A.'2.1. (now Mrs. W. Kaye
Lamb): Sadie Boyles. B.A.'2ti: Undine
Howay. P..A.'27. (deceased. Paris
1II2S) : F. Abner Poole. B.A.'2S : Arthur
II. Beattie. B.A.'2S: Jessie Mennie.
B.A.'2!>: Walter II. Hickman. B.A.':{();
Frances Margaret Large. B.A.'31 :
W. T. 10. Keuuett. B.A/32 : Grace Mary
Parkinson. B.A/33. (now Mrs. W. II.
Hickman i : Gladys V. Downes. B.A.'34:
Joan V. Dangelzer (now Airs. Harry
Lowndes). B.A.':!."); Deborah Aish. B.A.
"■','k (now Mrs. L. Jacques S. Metford) :
lOlizabeth Houston. B.A/37. (now M-s.
George Walsh): Lloyd II. Hobden,
B.A/37: Donald F. .Munro. B.A.'.'ls:
L. Jacques S. -Metford, B.A.'41 ; James
A. Hood. B.A.'42: Jack T. Rush. B.A.
'4(1: Ronald Oldham. B.A/38: Allan F.
Walsh. B.A/37: John Brabazon (I.
Cooper. B.A.'47: Sadie .Makinen. B..V.
'.'!s: F.ric Patrick Xicol, P..A.'41 : David
A. Griffiths. B.A/4."): Ruth White. B.A.
'45: James Alan Dainard, B.A.'.'il:
James Pilton. B.A/4!); Peter Dem-
howski. B.A.'52: Mary Horton. B.A.
'o2; Margaret Crute, B.A.'41 : Sylvia
Opechowski,   B.A.'54.
Alumni Scholarships
Winners of the ten U.B.C. Alumni
Regional Scholarships are as follows:
Roderick K. Claverly, Dawson Creek;
Lance S. Finch. Victoria : Michael A.
Kearsley. Alberni: Barbara J. Leslie.
Xelson ; Annua M. Leyland. North Van
couver; Patricia 10. Malsbury. Ocean
Falls; .Margaret Mores. New Westminster; Tsutoinu Oishi. Kamloops: Alice
M. Itulil. Allenhy: and Charles D. Hor-
rey. Xnkusp. These Scholarships, which
are given annually by the Alumni Association—one for each of ten regions
in the Province, are part of the tangible and fruitful way in which the
contributions of Alumni to the U.B.C.
Development  Fund are used.
The Committees of Selection for each
region, composed of local Alumni, anas follows: East Kootenai/ — J. W.
Stewart, B.A.Sc.';!!! (Chairman) : J. M.
Wolverton. B.A.Sc'24: A. G. Stirling,
B.A.Sc.'34: West Kootenai, — W. K.
Gwyer. B.A.Se.'.Sli (Chairman i : J. Cameron, B.Com.'48; H. C. Giegerich,
B.A.Sc.'26: South Okunayau and lioun-
dary—A. K. Macleod, B.A/34 (Chairman) : Dave Mcintosh. B.S.A.'48: Mrs.
J. C. Wilcox. B.A.'32; Xorth Okanagan
and Thompson — Helen D. Stevens.
(Chairman i: J. D. Gregson, B.A.'34 :
II. Keary DeBeck. B.S.A.'40; J. J.
Morse. B.A.'34 : Skeena— Scott McLaren. B.A.'34 (Chairman) : Mrs. P. F.
1'. Bird. B.A/33 : T. W. Brown. B.A.'2.">:
Xorth Central—Frank S. Perry. LL.B.
'48 (Chairman) : Mrs. Hubert King.
B.A.'27: Greater Vancouver and lloire
Sound- W. H. Birmingham. B.A.'33
I Chairman I : Mrs. H. A. Hope. B.A/40 :
10. B. Broome. B.A.'3(1. M.A/3(>. B.lOd.
'4.".: J. McGechaen. B.A/38. M.A/47:
Xcir Westminster and Fraser Yalleu -
Janet K. Gilley. B.A.'20 (Chairman) :
Amy Hutchinson. B.A.'4.">: Dorothy
Taylor, B.A.'2.">: Eric Hughes. B.A/4!).
B.S.A/49; G. Bruce Fraser. B.A/22:
tlreater Victoria &. Loirer Vancouver
Island—Hoy II. Temple. B.A.'31 (Chairman): Mrs. W. G. Denipsey. B.A/4!):
Wm. McGubbin : Upper Yancourcr
Island & Powell Hirer—Dewar Cooke.
B.A.Sc.'40,   (Chairman):   .Mrs.   Donald
11. Baker. B.A/37: Lancelot C. Lake.
B.A.Sc.'."if ; Gordon F. Woram. B.A.Sc.
The Association and the University
are deeply grateful for this splendid
B23  Birks  Building
Vancouver, B. C.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Summer Session Highlight!
+    Brilliant Staff of Teachers
+    Credit Courses, Arts Festival of Music and Drama
By  "ED.  PARKER, B.A.'54
Hundreds of visitors cast envious
glances at Summer-Session students
soaking up sunshine with learning this
year amid the quiet scenic beauty of
well - watered lawns and smartly
trimmed hedges on the U.B.C. Campus.
Undoubtedly many of the summer-time
students were equally jealous, at times,
of the casual visitor who could enjoy
the sunshine and scenery without the
threat of impending examinations.
A second look at the activities of the
1,'JoO students who occasionally dotted
the Library lawn this summer would
have given the visitor some second
thoughts. He would have found they
were still to be envied, but deserved
considerably more credit than appeared
at first glance.
About 1.450 students—most of them
school teachers turned student for the
summer—spent six weeks attending
four hours of lectures a day plus laboratory periods, and crammed enough
studying into the rest of the time to
complete almost half the programme
undertaken in a full session by other
university students. They had a wide
variety of courses to choose from with
distinguished educators from this continent and from Europe to teach them.
Another .">()() students were taking
advantage of a different type of educational service provided by the University, viz., non-credit courses in the Extension Department's Summer School
of the Arts. They were busy too. The
crowded timetable of the U.B.C. Arts
Festival included three complete dramatic productions of stage plays, a full
scale opera, a concert of sacred music
and exhibitions of paintings, pottery
and sculpture.
If the visitors who attended the plays
and viewed the art exhibitions still
thought in terms of an easy summer of
loafing on the Point Grey Campus, they
had only to be told about the painter's
and sculptor's workshops and the
courses in acting, speech, stagecraft,
lighting and accompanying that were
included in the student  programme.
It was. taken all together, one of the
largest and busiest summer sessions
in U.B.C.'s history. Only the peak
post-war years, when veterans rushed
through University on accelerated programmes, could boast higher enrolments or larger course offerings.
To meet the demand, summer session
Director, Kenneth F. Argue added several new courses, e.g., in Geology,
Geography, English and Education —
to bring the total to more than 70 credit
courses. And he made an early start
on planning next year's courses by getting students to complete questionnaires
* U.B.C. Information Officer
til- - w W'
Dean Emeritus Samuel R. Laycock.
listing the courses they are going to
need or want next year to complete degree requirements.
Students had the benefit of instruction from such well-known educators as
Dr. Samuel It. Laycock, Dean Emeritus
of the University of Saskatchewan's
College of Education: Dame Olive
Wheeler, former Dean of Education at
the University of Cardiff; and Dr.
Northrop H. Frye, Head of the English
Department at Victoria College, University of Toronto.
An expert on the peoples of the Arctic region, Dr. Edmund Carpenter, Anthropology Professor at the University
of   Toronto,   taught   Cultural   Anthro
pology and gave public lectures and
radio talks for the Vancouver audience.
Among the 34 guest lecturers from
other institutions who augmented
U.B.C.'s own teaching staff for the summer session programme in both credit
and non-credit courses were two well-
known physical education authorities.
Dr. Lloyd M. Jones of Pennsylvania
State University and Dr. Dorothy Hum-
iston. Chairman of the Department of
Physical Education for women at the
University of  Denver, Colorado.
The Geography Department carried
out the largest summer programme in
its history witli Dr. Trevor Lloyd,
Chairman of the Department of Geography at Dartmouth College. New
Hampshire, heading the list of instructors. In all, a total of more than 00
instructors carried out the teaching
duties  for  the  summer  session.
Summer School of the Arts had some
big names to add to the regular Extension Department staff, too. Nicholas
Goldschmidt, Musical Director of the
Opera School. Royal Conservatory of
Music. Toronto, and conductor of
('.B.C.'s opera company, taught opera
classes and directed production of
Gian-Carlo Menotti's "The Consul".
Henry Schnitzler. Associate Professor
of Theatre Arts at the University of
California, Los Angeles, taught classes
in Acting and directed Moliere's satirical  play,  "The  Imaginary  Invalid".
Somewhat of a sensation in local art
circles was the impressive metal sculpting of guest instructor Tom Hardy
whose work in welded metal has won
him international acclaim. Hardy, a
32-year-old native of Oregon, taught
sculpture classes and exhibited his own
work in a U.B.C. Fine Arts Gallery
Other Summer School of the Arts
instructors included such outstanding
personalities as Iris Warren, Director
of Speech at the Loudon Academy of
Music  and  Dramatic  Art.  and   Robert
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Scene from Euripides' "Trojan Women"
Gill, Director of the Hart House
Theatre, University of Toronto.
Included in the Arts Festival pro-
programme was a children's play.
"Nonno", written by Vancouver author
Poppy McKenzie, a concert of sacred
music directed by Goldschmidt and
co-sponsored by the Vancouver Local
(145) of the American Federation of
Musicians, and an outdoor production
of an ancient Greek Tragedy, Euripides' "Trojan Women", (in Gilbert
Murray's translation), directed by
U.B.C.'s Dorothy Somerset.
Another facet of Summer School was
a week-long seminar in "Understanding
the Modern Community" designed for
leaders of community organizations
throughout the Province. The seminar,
sponsored by the Canadian Department
of Citizenship and Immigration, the
Canadian Council of Christians and
Jews, and the University Extension Department dealt with problems of mental
health employment, and community
morale in both metropolitan and small
town   centres.    Heading   the   seminar
was Prof. W. P.. Baker of the University of Saskatchewan. Chairman of "he
Royal Commission on Agriculture and
Rural   Life.
Despite the busy grind at studies.
Summer Session students, like students
at the regular Winter Session, hat a
full agenda of extra-curricular activities. The Summer Session Association,
corresponding to the Alma .Mater Society of Winter Sessions, and headed
by Huriiaby school teacher Dan Copan
as President, found time to administer
affairs, including two general meetings
of Summer Session students.
They planned and sponsored a Wednesday noon-hour concert series which
included a Spanish dance recital by
Cornelia Corf, a programme of folk
music sung by John Jacob Xiles. and
a concert programme by Toronto-horn
dramatic soprano Theresa Gray. A
Thursday noon-hour series featured
such speakers as Tyrone Guthrie. Director of the Stratford Shakespearean
Festival, Dr. Laycock and Dame Olive
Many students taking University
credit courses added to these participation in the practices and concert of
sacred music by the University Chorus.
Recreational swimming at Empire Pool
and regular Friday night dances at
Brock Hall rounded out the extracurricular  program me.
It seemed like much more than could
he crowded into six or seven weeks,
however busy, but they managed. And
perhaps the casual visitor who saw
only the sun-tanned student resting in
the shade of a Japanese cherry tree
or a graceful figure diving into the
tempting water of Empire Pool had
good reason to be jealous. Al least
after it was all over, the students
themselves  seemed  to  think  so.
Tyrone Guthrie.
Professor Sta.xi.ey E. Read. Department of English, has been elected President of B.C. Chapter, International
House Association, which aims lo
establish an International House at:
and 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, 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next  issue not  later than  November   15,   1955.)
Congratulations arc extended to
Phyllis Ross. D.B.E.. B.A/2."). M.A..
LL.D/4.">, who will be the new Chatelaine in Government House. Victoria,
when her husband. The Honourable
Frank M. Ross, takes over his duties
as   Lieutenant  Governor  on  October  '■'>.
Chaxcki.i.or Sherwood Lot. C.B.E..
D.S.O.. M.C. E.D.. <„>.('.. B.A., LL.D..
has recently been appointed Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia. Chancellor Lett arrived
home July 30 after almost a year as
Head of the Canadian Section of the
Viet Nam International Truce Supervisory  Commission.
Alfred Rive. B.A.. M. Lift. (Cautahl
'27, Ph.D. (Calif.)'28, LL.D.'DS, formerly High Commissioner to Xew Zealand, is the new Canadian Ambassador
to  Ireland.
A. 10. "Dai." Grater. B.A.. B.A.
(Oxon), Ph.D. (Calif.). President and
Chairman of the Board of Directors.
British Columbia Power Corporation.
Limited, has recently been appointed
to the Royal Commission set up by the
Federal Government to enquire into
the Economic Future of Canada. Dr.
Graucr's knowledge of" Canada is profound and his experience has been
notable. He was called to the Bar
of British Columbia in lO.'id. From
1!i:il to 1!)H0 he was a member of the
Social Science Department. University
of Toronto, and from 10HT to 10.S!) was
Professor of Social Science and
Director of (he Department. In M)'.i~>
he was retained by the Bank of Canada to study Taxation. In 1!)M7 he
participated in the economic studies
made in connection with the report of
Ihe  Itowell-Sirois Royal  Commission.
Harry L. I'thiiy, B.A.. Ph.D.
(Chicago I ':->(>. Vice-President of B.C.
Electric Company. Limited, has been
elected a Director of the British
Columbia Power Corporation. Limited.
Dr. Purdy joined the B.C. Electric Coin
pany eight years ago and subsequently
established an outstanding record as
Director of Research and Administrative Controls.
Pierce W. Sei wood. It.A.. Ph.D.
I Illinois I'.'U. Professor of Inorganic
Chemistry at Northwestern University,
has recently had his paper "Tlierm-
omagnetic Analysis and the Structure
of Supported Xickel Catalysts" published in the Record of Chemical Pro- grcss. Dr. Selwood is the author of
nearly 10(1 research papers, most of
which are concerned with magnetism
applied to chemical problems, with pur
ticlar reference to the structure of
catalytically active solids. He is also
the author of a monograph on Magneto
chemistry and of a textbook on general
The Ho.n. James Sinclair. B.A.Sc..
Minister of Fisheries, attended meet
ings of the International Whaling
Commission in. Moscow in July. Following this Session. Mr. Sinclair made
the iOVi-day trip from Moscow to
Vladivostock via t'e trans Siberian
railroad in order to visit Soviet fisheries
E. Robert M. Verbtruii. P..A.. M.A.
'31, who has been teaching at Christ-
church School, Christchurch. Virginia.
has been appointed to the staff of
Shaftuck School. Faribault, Minnesota.
This is an Episcopal Church School for
boys established in LSoS.
Hii.ua Marshaix, B.A., is now with
the Federal Civil Service at the Communications Training Centre in the
Naval Barracks, H.M.C.S.. Naden.
After graduation she taught for some
years in the High Schools of the Province, later becoming an instructor for
the High School Correspondence School.
James Giiisox, B.A.. M.A/.">3. B. Lift.
'34,     D.    Phil.'3N     (Oxon. I.    has    been
recently appointed  Acting  President of
Carleton   College.  Ottawa.  Ontario.
Dr. Thomas G. Dow, B.A.. M.A/35.
Ph.D. (Purdue >'3S, formerly of Edmonton, is now District Controller of
Air Services. Department of Transport,
401 Winch Building. Vancouver 1. B.C.
Gordon" W. Stead. B.Com.. Ii.A/34,
LL.D.'4;"i, according to an announcement from Ottawa, has been appointed
to study flood damage in Saskatchewan
and Manitoba. Dr. Stead is a Treasury
Board Official connected with the Department of Finance.
Dr. David B. Tcrner, B.S.A.. B.A.
'30. M.A/44. Ph.D. (Cornell I. Director
of Conservation. Dept. of Lands and
Forests, has been given Ihe big job of
co-ordinating the planning and development of the University endowment
lands. The aim is to make 2.000 acres
of endowment lands one of the finest
residential areas in Canada and to turn
Ihe money over to the University of
B.C. Dr. Turner is instructed to have
a plan ready for the 1!l."i<> Session of
the Legislature.
Harry Katznklson-, B.S.A.. M.A.
(Pullman)'37, Ph.D. (Rutgers)'.'«). has
been appointed Chief of the Bacterid
logy Division of the Department of
Agriculture at Ottawa. Dr. Katznelson
has been with the Department since
1941. Currently, he Is involved with
problems of soil microbiology and bacterial metabolism. His interest in bacterial viruses led to the development of
a diagnostic procedure for detecting
bacterial plant pathogens in seed, which
is used in many countries. Dr. Katznel-
son's research on diseases of the honey
bee, including the use of f'uniatillin to
control Xoseina disease and of antibiotics such as ferraniycin for American
and European foulbrood. have gained
him an international reputation.
W. 10. Kennedy, B.A.Sc. A.F.C. CD.,
has been promoted to Air-Vice-Marshal
and made Head of the newly-organized
Comptroller Division at Air Force
Headquarters, Ottawa.
Franc It. Jochi.n. B.A.. M.A."43. is
President of Algoin Uranium Mines
Limited. His theory on Uranium in conglomerates led to discovery of Blind
River. lie is Vice-President, of Technical Mine Consultants. Toronto.
Colonel Bernard Francis Xeary,
P..A., is currently working on the publication of a new School Atlas for
Canada to be published by Thomas
Nelson &  Sons.
David Crawley, B.A., is now Public
Relations Director for James Richardson  &  Sous.  Winnipeg.
John K. F. Davis, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.
( McGill I '42. Economic Adviser to the
Hon. C I). Howe, in collaboration with
Dr. W. B. Lewis. Chief Scientist at
Chalk River, Ontario, presented the
lirst paper at the International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic
Energy in Geneva. Dr. Davis is this
year's President of the Alumni Branch
in   Ottawa.
Dr. Ralph F. Patterson, B.A.Sc.
M.A.Sc.'4<), Ph.D. (McGill). has been
appointed Director of Planning for
Powell River Company. Dr. Patterson,
who has been Technical Director of the
pioneer British Columbia Pulp and
Paper Company for the past five years,
will also he in charge of the research
policy for the entire Powell River
organisation. Dr. Patterson is the
author of several published technical
papers, dealing principally with the
Chemistry and utilisation of wood.
Groti- Cai'tia.n 10. A. Alexander.
It.A., LL.B/4S. has been made the new
Commanding Officer of 1!) Auxiliary
Wing. R.C.A.F. He is a cily barrister
and Honorary A.D.C. to the Lieutenant-
Henry C Campbell, B.A.. is Chief
Librarian at UNESCO in Paris. After
graduating. Mr. Campbell spent some
time with National Film Board in
Ottawa before getting a Scholarship
to Columbia University in New York
which  led  to his present job.
Kathleen K. Riley. B.A., has completed her M.A. in History at U.C.L.A.
and won a .fl.oOO.OO Scholarship to
continue her studies for another year.
Iain Mac-Swan, B.S.A., leaves shortly
for Corvallis, Oregon, to take over his
new position as Extension Plant Pathologist at Oregon  State College.
Paul II. Hookinos, B.A.Sc. attended
the Conference of Chapter Officers from
U.S.A. and Canada of the American
Foundryinen's Society, held in Chicago
June 15-lli. Mr. Hookings was a graduate student at U.B.C. in Mining and
Metallurgy during the Session' 104(1-47.
He is now Manager of Major Aluminum
Products Limited,   Vancouver.
Robert S. Whyte. B.Com.. formerly
Vice-President of William M. Mercer
Limited. Pension Consultants, has been
appointed Supervisor of Pension Funds
of the Royal Trust Company, with headquarters in Montreal.
Douglas George Parker, B.A., has
completed a six-week tour as pianist
with the famous orchestra of Ray
Anthony. Prior to this, Mr. Parker
made recordings with Harry James'
Douglas D. Campbell. B.A.Sc, Chief
Geologist of the Port Radium Mine.
Great Bear Lake, has recently received
his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from
the California   Institute of Technology.
Do.vs Wales, B.A.Se/4(i. has been
appointed Assistant District Manager
of the B.C. Power Commission's North
Okanagan Power District. Formerly,
Mr. Wales was District Manager at
James Fyi.es. B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc/40, has
obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia
Don Mn.i.EH. B.Com.. has just returned from Massachusetts Institute
of Technology where he spent the year
l!)r>4-55, under a Sloan Fellowship, in
the School of Industrial Management.
He has the distinction of being the
only Canadian to be awarded a Sloan
Foundation  Fellowship last year.
Donovan   F.   Miller,   B.Com.   '47.
Mavis Pi.enderi.eith. B.A.. M.A.'48,
of Victoria and Vancouver, now working on her Doctorate in Psychology at
26 the University of California, has been
awarded the $1,050.00 Langley-Porter
Fellowship in Psychology. Miss Plender-
leith was a travelling Psychologist for
four years for the Provincial Child
Guidance Clinic after receiving her
M.A. from U.B.C. Last year she held
the $1,500.00 Genevieve MclOnenery
IOdwy It. Tinnky, B.A.Sc, received
his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota   this year.
Lt. George D. Wilde, B.A., M.D.
(Washington), has been awarded the
Certificate of Achievement in recognition of faithful and efficient performance of military duty. He has been
Dispensary Officer, Seattle Port of
Embarkation, since July, 1053. The
honour came on the eve of his termination of duty with the U.S. Army.
Now a U.S. citizen and residing at 412
S.E. Eleventh, Auburn, Washington,
Dr. Wilde will enter private practice in
C. A. Brocki.ey, B.A., B.A.Sc/49,
recently accepted a post with Naval
Laboratories   in  Halifax.
1). G. Hamilton, B.Com., who served
with the R.C.A.F. during World War II
and re-enlisted in 1951, has been appointed to the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
Robert CJ. McMynn, B.A., M.A/51,
has been appointed Head of the
Fisheries Division of the B.C. (Same
Department. Mr. McMynn joined the
Department, four years ago and for
the past two years has been Divisional
Fisheries Biologist in charge of river
pollution and obstruction.
II.R.C "Bob" Chisholm, B.A.Sc, has
been promoted from Assistant Logging
Manager. Western District, MacMillan
& Bloedel Ltd., to Manager. Kennedy
Lake Division.
10. Stanley Gcstavson, B.A.Sc, recently assumed the duties of Assistant
Logging Manager, Western District,
MacMillan & Bloedel Ltd. He was
Logging Engineer, Sproat Lake Division.
IOi.fanor E. M. Sortome, B.H.E.. has
been promoted to the post of Director
of Dietetics at the Royal Victoria Hospital  in  Montreal.
Barry Thompson, B.P.E., M.Sc
(Springfield College)'53, Director of
Physical Education at. the Y.M.C.A.,
Hamilton. Ontario, has been appointed
to the School of Physical Education at
McGill, where he will lecture and coach
the  Varsity  Swim  Team.
Sheila Christine Weir. B.A.. LL.B.
'50, of Lillooet, has been appointed
Third Secretary to the Canadian Legation in Warsaw, Poland. The appointment is for two years. Miss Weir was
called to the Bar in July, 1950, and
practised law in Kamloops until joining
the Department of External Affairs in
John MacDiarmtd, B.P.E., has been
appointed Lecturer in the Department
of Physical Education at t lie University of Manitoba commencing this
Alan It. P. Paterson, B.A., M.A. 52,
has been awarded a $4,500.00 Damon
Runyon Cancer Fund Fellowship. He
is leaving this month to continue his
research al. the University of Wisconsin,
lie has been working for the past live
years in U.B.C.'s Biochemistry Department on cancer.
George Eugene Plant, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed Manager of the Western
Division of the Dominion Engineering
Company, Limited. Prior to this appointment. Mr. Plant held the position
of Sales Engineer in both the Ontario
Division and the Head Office, Montreal.
David Sharp, B.A., has won he
Mount. Royal Dental Society prize for
highest standing in First Year Dentistry at McGill.
Kenneth McKenzie Wright, B.Com.,
has been appointed Sales Account Executive with Brown & Mitchell Limiled.
Maureen C Bbav, B.P.E., has accepted the position of Instructor in
Physical Education at the Victoria
Normal  School.
J. David Bryn-.Iones, B.Com., was
awarded a Master of Business Administration  Degree  at.  Harvard.
Stewart Crawford, B.A.Sc, leaves
the position of Assistant Logging Engineer, Sproat Lake Division, M-ic-
Millan & Bloedel Ltd., to become
Logging Engineer, Kennedy Lake
XORMAN      CURBISIILEY,      B.S.A.,      has
been transferred from Vernon to Re\ el-
stoke as Land Appraiser with the
Department of Finance, Provincial
Lyle Gordon Ahrf.ns, B.Com., is the
winner of Gault Bros. Ltd. $700.00
Scholarship for graduate study in
Business Administration.
George B. Ciiadwick, B.A., is the
winner of a Shell Science and Eugiiuvr-
ing Post-Graduate Scholarship in the
amount of $4,000.00. Mr. Chadwick
has been specialising in nuclear physics
at; U.B.C. and has completed wirk
toward his Master's Degree. He is
enrolled at Cambridge University.
Ron Hancock. B.A., spent a busy
season as life-guard on the City beaches
where his outstanding courage and
ability saved the lives of several swimmers this summer. The June 0
rescue of Beth Gladman at Third Beach
is solely to his credit. On July 17.
he took a leading part in saving ten
swimmers when the incoming tide
caught bathers unawares on the mud
Hats near Spanish Banks. Mr. Hancock is now a third-year Medical,
student   at   the   University.
Stan Cross, B.S.A., formerly of
Prince Rupert, has now moved lo
Vernon,   B.C.,  where  he  will  continue
his work with the Department of
finance, Provincial Government.
A. CJty Form an. B.A.. has been appointed to the Faculty of Oarleton
College, Ottawa, as a Lecturer in
Justin- W. de P. Greene, B.Com., has
been appointed to the staff of the
Williams County General Hospital.
Montpelier, Ohio, as Administrator.
Gerald Kenyon, B.P.E., has been
awarded a Teaching Assistantship at.
the University of Indiana where he
will commence his studies this fall towards his Master's Degree. Mr. Kenyon has just completed a year's
Assistantship with the U.B.C. School
of Physical  Education.
Edwin P.. (Ed.) Parker, B.A., was
this summer appointed U.B.C Information Officer. lie succeeds Mrs.
Dorothy Coryell.
Robert II. "Bob" Brady", B.Com., has
been appointed Assistant to the President of British Pacific Insurance Company under an Agency-Expansion
programme the Company has undertaken.
John A. Nodwkix. B.A.Sc. has taken
a position with Imperial Oil Company
in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Ann Jocelyn Roger. B.A., is now
Assistant to the U.B.C. Information
Officer, succeeding Miss Nancy West,
who left, recently to take a position in
Ronald   Hancock,   B.A.   '53.
The following graduates of the School
of Home Economics received their
Diplomas in Dietetics from the Vancouver General Hospital recently:
Mrs. Margaret Kerry'. B.11.10.. tnee
Margaret Eyford i : Mrs. Patricia
Kania. B.H.E. (nee Patricia Cruni) ;
Miss Eleanor Franksf.y, B.H.E.,; Mrs.
Kathleen Brady. B.H.E. (nee Kathleen
Johnson): Miss Cynthia Bigei.ow,
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PRESIDENT    X.    A.    II.    AIAcKe.NZIE,    ill
the course of his tour of Australia and
Xew Zealand, received the Honorary
Degree of Doctor of Laws from the
l'Diversity of Sydney. The Vice-Chancellor's citation contained the following
passages: "To you. Mr. Chancellor.
I present niy old friend Xorinan Archibald AlacRne MacKenzie . . . soldier,
administrator, adviser to Governments,
senior academic statesman, historian
and legal expert, hiinianiser of meetings
of Vice Chancellors of the British
Commonwealth of .Nations, and. above
all. the Manager and Director of one
of the greatest and most piofuresquely
sifuated I'niversities in the new world,
for admission to the Degree of Doctor
of Laws, honoris causa, within the
I'niversity of Sydney."
Leonard S. Klinck. President-
Emeritus, has been elected an honorary
life member of the Macdonald College
Branch of the McGill Graduates Society
in recognition of his outstanding
service to Macdonald College in its
first oil years and in appreciation of
the contributions that he has made to
the College and to McGill I'niversity.
The life membership was presented, in
ahscutia. on the occasion of the Semicentennial Celebrations at Macdonald
College. .Tune M-4.
Dr. IIenrv Axiirs, Dean of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies. Professor
and Head of the Department of Economics. Political Science and Sociology,
was appointed Chairman of the Public
Utilities Commission in June last.
Dean II. ('. Ginninu. Faculty of
Applied Science, has been elected Vice-
President of the Society of Economic
Geologists for  VXM.
Dean M. M. YVf.avek. Faculty of
Medicine, has been serving in Ottawa
during the summer months, under a
Treasury appointment. His work has
taken him lo the Departments of
Veterans Affairs across Canada and
also into all the establishments of the
Canadian   Pensions   Commission.
Dr. Alec M. Aiinew. Professor and
Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
President of the Canadian Gynaecological Society, was recently on a ten-
day trip to Durham. Xorth Carolina,
as visiting Professor in the Department
of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Duke
Professor A. W. R. Carrothers, B.A.
'4S. LL.P,.'4!I. LL.M. (Harv.). Faculty
of Law. attended the Conference of
Law Teachers which was held in
Edinburgh. July Hi-Ki. and the Commonwealth Law Conference in London.
July 20-27. While in London, Professor
Carrothers was doing research in
Labour   Economics   in   England.
Professor I). II. Copp. Head of the
Physiology Department and Professor
F. A. Forward. Head of the Mining and
Metallurgy Department, represented
B.C. on the 2X-inan Canadian Delegation     to     the     NO-.Nut ion     "Atoms     for
Peace" Conference. Aug. N-20, in Geneva.
Robert 10. Davidson, of Detroit, has
been appointed Supervisor of Arts and
Crafts in the ['.B.C. Extension Department. Air. Davidson has been on the
Stall' of the Extension Department since
the Summer of 1!>,">4 and succeeds John
Mills in this new position. He will
teach sketching and painting for beginners  and  advanced   students.
Dr. Dcuolas Derrv. Professor of
Mathematics and Dr. YV. S. Hoar. Pio-
fessor of Zoology and Fisheries, hare
been made members of the Royal
Society  of Canada.
Dr. Norman Epstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, spent several months this
summer working in the Research and
Development Division of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company
under u new programme which allows
I'niversity Staff members to carry o it
research work at Trail and develop
closer relationships between Indust -y
and the I'niversity.
Professor S. Vernon Fawcett. Professor of Old Testament at United
Church Theological College on the
Fniversity Campus, has been awarded
a World Council of Churches International Fellowship for 15 months
study in England. Palestine and
Dr. Sydney AL Friedman and Dr.
Constance L. Friedman. Professors of
Anatomy, have been awarded the Fir-it
Prize in the Cilia Foundation competition for distinguished experimental
work relevant to the problems of ageing. This award was made larger
than usual by the Foundation in viow
of the quality of this team's contribution and is in the amount of £4011.
They plan to make use of the awaid
to visit other research laboratories
studying similar or related subjects.
The following members of I'.B.C.
staff have been elected Fellows of tl e
Chemical Institute of Canada: Di.
Jack Halpern, Assistant Professor.
Department of Alining and Aietallurg\ :
Dr. L. D. Hayward. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry: l)i.
Basil A. Dcnei.l. Assistant Professor.
Department of Chemistry.
N'eai, Harlow, I'.B.C. Librarian,
attended the meeting of the Bibliography Society of America at the
Huntington Library, San Marino. California. August 27. where he read a
paper entitled "The, Well-Tempered
Dr. James AL Mather, Professcr
and Head of the Department of Public
Health, in his capacity as Commanding
Otlicer of Xo. 4010 Auxiliary Medici 1
I'nit, R.C.A.F., spent nearly three
weeks this summer with the Tinted
States Air Force. studying their
methods of air evacuation of patients.
Dr. Mather was based at AIcGuire Air
Force Field in New Jersey and took
a staff of Mb medical personnel tu
Rhein Main in Germany for field
exercises.    Patients were collected from
all over Europe and flown from there,
through Portuguese Azores, to McGuire
Air Force P.ase in X'ew Jersey. Dr.
.Mather's evacuation unit is the only
one of its kind in the Royal Canadian
Air Force. Two   of   the   nurses   in
Dr. Ala tiler's unit, Aliss Alary Lithgow
and Aliss Dorothy Ladncr. B.A.Sc.
I.Nurs.)'44. are members of the University Health Service Staff and made
the trip to Germany.
Professor Al. F. AIcGreoor, Head of
the Department of Classics, was elected
Vice-President of the Canadian
Classical Association at its Annual
.Meeting in Toronto.
John YV. Xeii.l, Assistant Professor.
Department of Horticulture, received
his Ph.D. from Oregon Slate College.
Corvallis. on June (i. Dr. Xeill is
Associate Director of the Botanical
Gardens on  the Campus.
Dr. C. A. Rowles. Professor of Soil
Science. Department of Agriculture,
has been appointed to the Hoard of
.Management of the British Columbia
Research Council.
In conjunction with Dr. T. Oilaka
of the School of Law of Tokyo University. l'ROFF.ssoR F. 11. Soward acted
as Co-Director of the sixth international Seminar of YY'orld University
Service, held in Japan between July 1
and August 20. The Seminar, which
was sponsored by the YY'orld 1'niversity
Service of Canada and its "opposite
number" in Japan, was attended by 70
Students and Staff from universities
in Canada. Ceylon, Hong Kong. Indonesia. Japan. Malaya. Pakistan, the
Philippines, and the I'nited States.
Students from every Province in Canada were present, with John Bossons
and .Maurice Copitborne from  U.B.C.
Air. Soward also attended the second
Canada-United Stales Conference sponsored by the University of Rochester,
which was held on August ,'il and
September 1. The topic discussed by
the (10 invited participants in 'closed"
sessions was "The Bases of Canadian
and U.S. Foreign Policies." At the
opening session Dr. Dalle of the University of Virginia and Air. Soward
presented complementary papers on the
planning of foreign policy in their
respective  countries.
Dr. G. AL Volkoff. Department of
Physics, was one of the principal
spea.kers when a group of distinguished
physicists from Canada and the U.S.A.
gathered recently in Ottawa for conferences on theoretical physics held by
the .National Research Council. Dr.
Y'olkof'f gave two one-hour talks. His
subjects were. "The P.ohr-AIolfleson
Alodel of the Nucleus" and "Nuclear
Moments" and consisted of reviews of
current important work in the theory
of the nucleus.
Dr. Dennis J. YVort. Department of
Botany, has been elected Chairman of
the Western Section. American Society
of Plant Physiologists. lie attended
the group's National .Meeting iu Pasadena. California, June 21-2,'i.
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3D Henley  1955
U. B. C.  Crew Makes Rowing History
Pennant given U.B.C.
Crew by Russians. Inscribed on back are
words (in Russian)
"From Soviet Sportsmen".
Henley. !!).">, will Ions lie remembered
not only by the University of British
Columbia supporters who were present,
but by :i groat many of those who
attend every year, and it will he remembered in a large measure for the
thrilling race in which Ihe II.B.C. crow
beat the Russian crew in the semifinals of the Grand Challenge Cup.
Xo one who saw the race is likely
to forget the occasion, the beautiful
day, the well-tilled stands, the pre-race
next (lay's race when the I'niver.sily ot
Pennsy \nnin heal U.B.C. by "a canvas"
in an all-out effort.
The crew rowed magnificently in both
races, and well deserved the very
hearty congratulations they received,
not: only on their rowing, but on their
modest behaviour and line sportsmanship.
No report on this event could he
complete without giving the highest,
of praise to the crew's coach. Mr.
Frank Read, as well as to the crew
themselves. What he accomplished in a
limited time, with a limited number of
rowers, limited equipment and inadequate facilities, could hardly be believed by old oarsmen. Xor should one
forget l lie generosity of Col. Victor
Spencer and Mr. Frank Ross, who were
July 1  Victory Over Russian Crew
discussion favouring the Russians, tin:
thrilling response of the British crowd
when the word came over the loudspeaker that U.B.C. had taken the lead
about Ihe halfway post, a very slight
lead which was maintained until the
crews swept past the Stewards' Knclo-
sure. and I'.B.C. went on to win handsomely.
Xor   is   anvoue   likely   to   forget   the
Nelles Stacey, of the Vancouver Rowing Club,
at the Mansion House, London, where the
Crew were entertained, presents to the Lord
Mayor, Sir Percy Howard, a miniature oar,
inscribed with the signatures of the V.R.C. -
U.B.C. Crew.
present on both occasions, and whose
financial help did much to make the
competition possible. In addition, the
special contribution of Mr. Garlioh
Weston lo the training, care and hos
pitality to the crew in England, deserves
the warm thanks of all members of
the   University.
All those wiio contributed to the support of the U.B.C. invasion of Henley
have every right to be proud and satisfied witli the result. The crew proved
themselves to be as Hue as the world's
best. They had received the best of
coaching and they were in every way
a credit lo the University, to Vancouver, and to the Province which supported them.
The University also owes a debt of
thanks to Mr. Xelles Stacey for giving
U]i his time to the exacting job of
making the detailed managerial arrangements.
International athletic competition,
in that it is carried on in the sporting
spirit that prevailed throughout the
Henley meeting, is a fine experience,
and   should   provide   very   gratifying
Crew  with  Frank  Read  and  Nelles  Stacey
Arrives in  England
memories for all those who participated.
Among those memories will be the
recollection of the very sporting attitude of the defealed Russians, who. the
crew reported, were most generous in
recognising the skill and determination
which went into the U.B.C. victory.
+ + +
McGill Red Men At
U.B.C. Stadium Sept. 24
The third annual football competition between the University of British
Columbia and McGill University, for
the Sir Winston Churchill Trophy, will
be played on Saturday. September 24.
at U.!'..('. Stadium. This occasion will
mark the first time that McGill University lias sent an athletic team across
Ihe Rockies, and we are all looking
forward to an excellent game.
Coach Frank Gimp of U.B.C. and
Coach Larry Sullivan of McGill are
old buddies, as Sullivan was Line
Coach of the Hamilton Wildcats while
Gnup was Head Coach. On September 124 they will face each other as
rivals in the l!)r>r> edition of the Paraplegic Bowl.
Another tirst is the Medley Relay to
be run at half-time between McGill
and U.B.C. teams, running two 11120
yards, one 44(1 and  one half-mile.
Tickets may be obtained through
your Alumni Office in the Brock Hall,
Hick's Ticket Bureau in downtown
Vancouver, or at the Athletic Office in
the Memorial Gym. X'et Proceeds from
the Game will be shared between the
Canadian Paraplegic Association and
the Western Rehabilitation Centre of
Vancouver. —R. .1. P.
Please to Remember
The Fifth of November—
Homecoming,  Football and Fun!
In and About
the University
The University's
II e m e in b r a nee
('omniittee is to be
commended a n d
congratulated on the Record of Service
Booklet which has just appeared under
the Fditorship of Professor Earle Birney. The University War Memorial is.
of course, the Gymnasium and the area
set apart in the Gymnasium is Ihe
focus and shrine of the University's
remembrance of her sons who took part
in two World Wars. The Record of
Service just published, as the Udder's
preface states, "is intended to illustrate
and to supplement the Roll of Service
of the University of British Columbia"
which is contained in the handsome
War Memorial Book which lies in the
space prepared for it in the Gymnasium
lobby. Xext of kin are invited to apply
for a complimentary copy of the  Book
let to the Executive Secretary of the
Alumni Association in Brock Hall. The
Booklet may also be obtained at the
University   Book   Store.
On June IS the 70-year-old American
Mathematical Society held its "doth
meeting at the University of British
Columbia. The programme included
papers prepared by three members of
the U.B.C. Mathematics Department,
viz.. Professor S. A. Jennings M.A..
Ph.D. (Tor.). Professor Benjamin X.
Moyls. B.A.'4(». M.A.'41. Ph.D. (Harv.)
and Dr. Marvin I). Marcus. A.B.. Ph.D.
(Calif.). I'.B.C. staff members present
included Professor Walter II. Gage.
B.A.'25. M.A.'lili. Professor David ('.
Murdoch. B.A.'.SI. M.A.':«. Ph.D.
(Tor. I, Professor Douglas Derry, B.A.
(Tor.), 1). Phil. (Gottingen) and Professor T.   E.  Hull.  M.A.,  Ph.D.   (Tor.).
The Pacific Xorthwest Section of the
Mahematical Association of America,
of which Professor Ivan M. Xiven of
Ihe University of Oregon, a U.B.C.
Graduate ( K.A.'Sl. M.A.'3(i, Ph.D. Chicago) was Chairman, held its annual
meeting on the day previous to the
meeting of the American Society. Professor David C. Murdoch of U.B.C. was
elected Chairman in succession to Professor Xiven.
A .$3.").()() prize will be awarded to a
student enrolled in the History Course
Gilbert N. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.),
Professor  of  Canadian   History.
in the University of B.C.'s Summer
Session, in memory of Professor Gilbert
Tucker. It is offered jointly by the
Summer School Association and the
History Department and will be given
annually to the Summer Session student
whom the Department of History considers most outstanding. The prize is
available to students registered in the
Third or a higher year who were not
in attendance in the previous Winter
Sturm und Drang
Among   The   Writers
THE VANCOUVER SUN'S dozen or so columnists and commentators are
a  notably  colorful  group  of writers  whose  free-wheeling  approach  to
whatever swims into their ken is beautifully free from unanimity. Each
thinks and writes as the spirit moves and not seldom does their clash
of opinion resound in Wagnerian majesty. Topics of public interest
receive, thus, the maximum of examination and ventilation, to the
edification and vast entertainment of Sun readers. All who like the
public discussion of all sides of everything are invited to subscribe
to The Sun.
Phone TA. 7141
for  Daily
All outstanding group of men from
England, Messrs. Bembridge, Harvey,
Owens. Reddihough and Sanderson,
who have been touring in Canada and
the United States under I lie sponsorship of the Xuffiehl Foundation, paid
a three-day visit to the Campus, July
11-13. during which one full day was
spent in a tour of the Lower Fraser
Valley. The group was particularly interested in making a study of Agriculture and was most appreciative of the
opportunity of exchanging ideas witli
members of the Faculty of Agriculture
and other agriculturists whom they
were able fo meet.
Construction is underway on the
,*.">(l.00(> Practice House for Home Economics students on West Marine Drive
near the West Mall. Funds for the
project have been raised by Province-
wide donations through the I'.B.C.
Alumni Development Fund and the
School of Home Economics. Further
funds are needed to equip and furnish
the building. Several weeks' residence
in the Home .Management House is
part of the training of each Home
Economics student. The girls assume
entire responsibility for meal planning
and preparation, entertaining, household management and other Iiomeniak-
ing skills.
All I'.B.C. Graduates and Undergraduates who lind themselves in London,
are invited to make their presence
known to the Canadian Universities
Club. The method is simple. In Canada
House will be a Visitors' Book, recently
deposited there by the Canadian Universities Club President, and awaiting
your signature.
Dr. Norman Roberston, B.A. '23, LL.D., Canadian High Commissioner in the U.K., receives
Visitors' Book in Canada House, London, from
Mr. Frank Gahan, President, Canadian Universities Club. The High Commissioner with Mrs.
Robertson was in Vancouver in August visiting
his parents Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Lemuel
Robertson. The latter accompanied their son as
far as Ottawa, where they will make their
home   in   future.
The Chemistry Department at the
University of British Columbia was
well represented at a Conference on
Mass Spectrometry held in San Francisco, May 22-27, 1!I.V>, under the
auspices  of   the   American   Society  for
Testing .Materials. Dr. W. A. Bryce.
Assistant Professor, and Dr. K. U.
Ingold, Rosea rob Fellow, presented a
paper on "Radicals Formed in the
Hydrogen-Oxygen and Methyl-Oxygen
Reactions." Dr. I). J. Fabian. Research
Fellow, read a paper entitled "Mass
Spectrometric Study of Free Radicals
Formed on Filaments." A graduate
student in the Department, Mr. S. A.
Ryce, also attended the Conference.
Some of the work reported to the Conference has resulted from investigations being undertaken in the U.B.C.
Chemistry Department on the chemistry of the hydrocarbons. The project
is supported by a research grant provided by the Defence Research Board
of ('anada.
ABERCROMBIE-ANGUS.   Evan W. Abercrombie,
B.A/50, to  Isobel  Elizabeth Angus.
ALEXANDER-BORLESKE.     Robert  Bredin  Alexander,   B.S.P.'53, to  Norma Jane  Borleske.
ALLAN-MESSINGER.    John  Ross Allan to Ma-y
Montcalm   Messinger,   B.H.E.'51.
ANDERSON-CATES.       Eric     Edvard    Anderson,
B.A.Sc. 53,   to   Mary-Louise   Cates.
ANFIELD-MICHELL.       Sydney    David    Anfield,
B.A.'53,    LL.B.'54,    to    Dorothy    Jacquelire
ARMSTRONG-PILMER.     William   Thomas  Armstrong,   M.A.,   to   Margaret   Pilmer,   B.A.'45,
in  Paris.
ASHWELL-HEATH.     William  Henry John  Ash-
well,   B A.'55,   to   Francis   Edith   Heath,   B.A.
ATKINSON-FLETCHER.     John   Lyle   Atkinson,
B.Com.'55,   to   Dona   Lois   Fletcher,   B.A/5*-.
ATKINSON-STOWELL.    Kenneth Gordon Atkinson,   B.A.'51,   M.D.'55,   to   Lora  Celia  Stowel ,
BACON-LEWIS.      Denis   Frederick   Bacon,   B.A.
'53,    to    Shirley    Doreen    Lewis,    B.P.E.'52,
M.Sc.  (U.C.L.A.).
BAERG-MURRAY.    Peter John  Baerg,  M.D.'55,
to   Norma   Margaret  Murray.
BANMAN-WEBSTER.     John    Banman,    B.A.Sc.
'46,   to   Eileen  Webster.
BARKER-HUGHES.    Alfred Stanley  Barker, Jr.,
B.A.'55,  to  Lorraine  Hughes.
BAUER-SEMPLE.    Henry George Bauer,  B.Com.
'54,  to  Robert A. Semple.
BELTZ-GERRIE.      John   Edward   Beltz,   B.A.'49
LL.B.'50,   to  Wilma  Lois  Gerrie,   B.A.'51.
BENETT-CLARKE.       Ronald    Bruce    Benett    tc
Joan   Marion   Clarke,   B.A.'55.
BRODERICK-STEWART.     Granby   Russell   Brod-
erick  to  Audrey Jean  (Dree)   Stewart,   B.P.E.
BRODIE-McDIARMID.  Malcolm  Norman  Brodie,
B.A.Sc.'48,  to Nancy Jean  McDiarmid.
BROWN-JOHN-ATKINSON. Sydney      Edward
Brown-Jchn,    B.A.'50,    to    Jane    Martindale
Atkinson.    B.S.A.'51.
BULMAN-MURPHY.       Peter     Ralph     Bulman,
B.Com.'55,   to   Margaret   Jean   Murphy,   B.A.
BURGOYNE-JOHNSTON.        Bud     Robert     Bur-
goyne, to Patricia Mary Johnston,  B.S.N.'55.
CASTLE-KENT. Robert      Geoffrey       Castle,
B.Com.'49,  to Violet Doris  Kent,  B.A.'52.
CLARKE-BAIN.     James  Martin   Clark,   B.A.'51,
to  Mavis Audrey   Bain,   B.H.E.'53.
CLARKE-TAYLOR. James      Alfred      Clarke.
B.Com.'54, to Marjorie June Taylor.
CHATTEY-GAUBE.      Robert    Bellamy    Chattey,
B.Com.'52,   to  Sheila   Margaret  Gaube.
COATES-HOMEWOOD.     Robert   E.  Coates,   B.A.
'49, to Gwenyth Mary Homewood.
COOK-ROXBURGH.       Philip    Thornton     Cook,
B.A.Sc.'54,   to   Nancy-Jean   Roxburgh.
COOPER-PARSON.        Donald     Ashley     Cooper,
M.D.'55,   to   Mary   Kathleen   Parson,   B.H.E.
COPITHORNE-MOSHER.     George   Francis  Copi-
thorne,    B.A.'51,    to    Dorothy    Etta    Mosher,
COSTERTON-McCLOUNIE. John       William
Fisher   Costerton,   B.A.'55,   to   Vivian   Isobel
McClounie,   at   Vernon,   B.C.
CRIBB-YATES.     John  Miles  Cribb,   B.Com.'47,
to   Patricia  Yates.
CRUMP-McGOVERN.      Richard    Oliver   Crump,
B.Com.'49,   to   Margaret   Anne   McGovern.
DAUNCEY-FLAA.     Morris E. Dauncey,  B.A.'49,
B.Ed.'50,   to   Francis   Marjorie   Flaa.
DeJONG-KING.       Bernard    Peter    DeJong,    to
Sheila Winton  King,  B.H.E.'54.
DIETIKER-ARCHIBALD. Walter        Dietiker,
B.A.Sc.'55,  to  Elizabeth  Martha  Archibald.
DOWNEY-SILK.     Richard  Harold   Downey,   B.A.
'52,   to   Catherine   Yvonne   Silk.
DRINNAN-MacDONALD.     John   Hendrie   Drin-
nan,   B.A.Sc'53,  to  Doris  Isabel  MacDonald.
EASTHAM-OLIVER.       Percy     Turiff     Eastham,
B.A/50,   LL.B.'51,   to   Margaret   Wilhelmina
FARIS-CANT.     Donald  George  Faris,   B.S.A.'54,
to Marylynn Dawn Cant.
FERNE-CRYER.      David   M.   Feme,    B.Com/54,
to Margaret  Emily Joy Cryer.
FETHERSTON-ACHORN.      William    H.    Fether-
ston,   B.A/50,   to   Alice   Achorn.
FINGARSON-STEVENS.      Lome   Arthur   Fingar-
son,   B.Com/55,   to   Marilyn   Irving   Stevens,
FRACKSON-TESSLER.     S.   Harry  Frackson,   B.A.
'51,   M.D.'55,   to  Ruth Tessler.
GALE-TANG.     Robert  Melvin   Gale,   B.A.Sc.'55,
to   Karen   Evangeline   Tang.
GLEIG-McCOLL.       Donald      Bruce      Gleig,      to
Diane La Verna McColl,  B.A.'54.
GLENNIE-MORTENSON. Douglas      William
Glennie,   B.A/49,   M.A.'51,   to   Edna   Linnea
Mortenson,  in  Seattle.
GOULD-McKENZIE.       Raymond    C.    D.    Gould,
B.A.'Sc.'50, to Hazel  Beatrice McKenzie.
GRANT-BANKS. Donald      Stewart      Grant,
B.A.Sc/55, to Shirley Mae Banks.
HAMILTON-CHERNEY.     John   Douglas   Hamilton,    B.A/49,    M.D/54,    to    Amerlys    Grace
HANSEN-KNUDSEN. John       Inge      Hansen,
B.Com.'55,   to  Anne   Knudsen.
HARRIS-WOLF.     Donald G.  Harris,  B.A/51,  to
Joan  Wolf,   in   Fort  Wayne,   Indiana.
HARVEY-THORNE.       Ronald     Bruce     Harvey,
B.A/53,   LL.B/54,  to  Helene  Marilyn Thorne
HENDERSON-MILLER.        John     Henderson,     to
Marilyn   June  Miller,   B.H.E/54.
HICKS-MILLER.      Dr.    John    Henderson    Hicks,
to Marilyn June Miller,  B.H.E/54.
HICKSON-RHODES.       Robert     Hugh     Hickson,
B.A/51,  to Carolyn  Irwin  Rhodes.
HIGGINS-YOUNG.      William   Higgins,   to   Mary
Whillas Young, B.A.'36.
HOOLEY-DEMCHUK.        Roy     Francis     Hooley,
B.A.Sc/47,    M.A.Sc,    Ph.D.    (Stanford),    to
Larissa   Irene   Demchuk.
HUNKA-ROCHE.      William    Hunka,    to    Evelyn
Blanche   Roche,   B.S.P/53.
IMLAH-BEEDE.     James   Albert   Imlah,   B.A/22,
to   Miriam   Beede,   in   West   Hartford,
JACOBSEN-MacDOUGALL.       William       Andrew
Jacobsen,   B.A/53,   to   Belinda   (Linda)   Catherine  MacDougall.
KELLY-WHITESIDE.        Emerson       Boyd       Kelly,
B.S.F.'55, to Patricia  Louise Whiteside.
KERR-SPARLING.     George   Gordon   Crcll   Kerr,
to  Amber  Donalda  Sparling,  B.A/53.
KIRCHNER-BLANKENSHIP.       Glenn     Kirchner,
B.P.E.'55,  to  Clara  Alice  Blankenship.
KOPPE-BEHM.       Dr.    Heinz    Koppe    to    Liona
Behm,  B.A/53.
KNUDSEN-FURNISS.      Albert    Malcolm    Knudsen,   B.A/50,   M.D/54,   to   Patricia   Kathleen
Furniss,    B.A/53.
LATZKAR-SIMONSEN.    Joseph Latzkar to Ruth
Margaret   Simonsen,   B.H.E/52.
LEE-SAUL.        Edward     Graham     Lee,     B.A/54,
LL.B/55,  to  Beverley  Joan  Saul,   B.A/54.
LEN EC-SCOTT.        Alexander      Harold      Lenec,
B.Com/54,   to   Barbara   Ann   Scott.
LEWIS-FRASER.     Brian  Harwood  Lewis to Joan
Nelson   Fraser,   B.A/52,   in   London.
LINTOTT-THORSTEINSON.      Jack    F.    Lintott,
B.A.Sc/53,   to   Kathleen   Vaughn   Thorstein-
son,   B.A/54.
LOUTIT-SCOTT.     James   Irvine   Loutit,   B.Com.
'53,  to  Edith  Elizabeth Scott,  B.A/52.
MAIN-ROBERTS. Gerald      Clapham      Main,
B.Com.'53,   to   Shirley   Elizabeth   Roberts,   in
MILSUM-MOYLS.       John    Hallett    Milsum    to
Eileen   Mary  Moyls,   B.A/50.
B.A/50,   M.D/54,   to  Margit  Edel  Jorgensen.
MORGAN-HOOD.     John   Herbert  Morgan,   B.A.
'53,  to Jean  Audrey  Hood,   B.P.E/53.
MORRIS-ANDERSON.      Robert   Arnold   Morris,
B.Com/46,   to   Margaret   (Peggie)    Elizabeth
MORRISON-McNEE.      Charles    Hew    Morrison,
B.A.Sc/55,  to  Marguerite Joyce  McNee.
MacDERMOT-GARDINER.      Derek    MacDermot,
B.A/41,  to Valerie  Kelly Gardiner.
MacDONALD-BOWELL.      Walter   Charles   MacDonald,   B.A/52,   LL.B/55,   to  Shirley  Anne
Bowell,  B.A/53.
MacDONALD-MacLEAN.     Hector   James   MacDonald,   B.A/51,  to  Alice  Doreen  MacLean.
McFARLANE-STOESS.     William   James   Gordon
McFarlane,   B.A/51,   M.D/55,   to   Mary   Joy
St. John Stoess.
McLEOD-CAMERON.     Charles Gordon  McLeod,
B.Com/55,   to   Dorothy   Ann   Cameron,   B.A.
McGRAW-O'BRIEN.      John   James   McGraw   to
Dorothy  Ruth O'Brien,  B.A.'51.
McMARTIN-GUNN.       John     Peter    McMartin,
B.A/50,   to   Betty   Doreen  Gunn   at   Ladner.
Nelson,    B.Com/54,    to    Doreen    Nettleton,
NEWSOME-CAMERON.      John    Richard    New-
some to Francis Ella Cameron, B.A/55.
PARKIN-LOGAN.      William   Parkin,   B.S.A.'53,
to  Clarice  Lorraine  Logan.
PEARSON-FLETCHER.     Wallace   John   Pearson
to   Valerie  Joan   Fletcher,   B.A/55.
PEDERSEN-GRANT.     Ernest  Pedersen  to  Betty
Grant,   B.A/54.
PEGUSCH-McLEAN.     Wilfred  Pegusch,   B.A.Sc.
'52,  to Rosalie McLean.
PERETZ-SCHAFFER.      Dwight   Irving   Peretz   to
Susan  Schaffer,   B.A/54.
PERKINS-DEAN.      Frederick  James   Perkins,   to
Venie Lily Bird Barnett Dean,  B.A/49.
PLANT-PENTLAND.       Albert     Charles     Plant,
B.Com/55,   to   Ann   McGill   Pentland,   B.H.E.
POTTER-REBAGLIATI.      John    Edward    Potter,
B.A/52,   LL.B/53,   to   Margaret   Mae   Rebag-
REDWOOD-HARVEY. Hugh       Redwood      to
Shiela  Ann   Rout  Harvey,   B.A/52.
RICHARDS-KING.        Peter     C.     G.      Richards,
LL.B.'51, to Joan Mary King.
ROBERTSON-LEAVER.     Donald  Edward   Robertson,  B.A/51,  to  Dorothy York Leaver.
ROBINSON-DANBY.      Ronald   Thomas   Robinson,  B.Com/54, to Patricia  Yvonne  Danby.
RUSH-HOWELL.   Robert   William   Rush,   B.A.Sc.
'53, to Janet Mary Howell, B.A.Sc(Nurs.)'54.
SCOTT-CASS IDY.        Donald      Douglas      Scott,
B.S.P/51,  to  Doris   Elizabeth  Cassidy.
SHAW-MacKEEN.      George   Shaw,    B.A.Sc.'51,
to  Christine   Rhett  MacKeen,   in   Halifax.
SILVAN-MacDONALD.    Alexander John  Silvan,
B.S.P.'55,  to Agnes Theresa  MacDonald.
SIRETT-SMILLIE.    Lloyd Dawson Sirett, to Elsie
Robena   Smillie.   B.H.E/48.
SKIPP-LATIN.      Herbert    Lee   Skipp,    B.A/50,
LL.B.'51,   to   Mary   Latin,   in   Williams   Lake.
SLEATH-HODGSON.      George   William   Sleath,
B.A/52,   to   Dorothy   Marilyn   Hodgson,   B.A.
SMITH-KEAYS.     Benjamin   Francis  Smith,   B.A.
'53,  to  Hilda   Elizabeth   Keays.
STANGROOM-MARTYN. Robert        William
Stangroom,    B.P.E/49,    to    Marietta    Louise
STEPHENSON-BROWN.     John  Cuttle  Stephenson to  Sally  Diamond  Brown,  B.A/54.
STUART-STUBBS-BALLARD.       Basil     Frederick
Stuart-Stubbs   to   Nancy   Page   Ballard,   B.A.
'52,  B.L.S.  (McGill).
TALBOT-WALKER.       Ralph     Perry    Talbot    to
June Marion Walker,  B.A.Sc.(Nurs.)'54.
TEARE-BRAIDE.       Lt.-Cmdr.    David    E.    Tearc,
R.N.,   to   Penelope   Ann   Braide,   B.A/53,   in
THOMSON-HALL.     Walter Campbell  Thomson,
B.A.Sc/51,  to  Mary  Anne   Hall.
THOMAS-SPRING.      Patrick   Hallman   Thomas,
B.A/53, to Patricia Helen Spring, B.A/52.
THORSTEINSSON-WHITE.    Paterson Neil Thor-
steinsson,   LL.B.'51,   to   Marilyn   Ann   White,
TODD-MURRAY.      Professor    E.    C.    E.   Todd,
LL.M.    (Manchester)    Faculty    of    Law,    to
Gerda   Eleanor  Murray.
TWAITES-DAVIES. Beverly James Twaites,
B.A/54, to Louanne Claire Davies,  B.S.P.'53.
VANCE-MELLISH. John Vernon Vance, B.A.
'51,  B. Com/53, to Kathleen F. Mellish.
WAINES-REID. Garth McKim Waines to Gertrude Shirley Reid,  B.A.  (Alta.),  B.S.W/51.
WEBSTER-COLQUHOUN. Harry Walker Webster,   M.D/54,  to  Louise Mary  Colquhoun.
WESER-AUERBACH. Elliott Weser to Deborah
Auerbach,   B.A/54,  M.A.  (Columbia).
Whitworth, B.A/54, LL.B/55, to Joan Fearn-
side,   B.Com/54.
Wilson   to   Deena  Wakhroucheff,   B.A/55.
'50,  to Shirley Jane  Matthews,   B.S.N/54.
Thomas Ai.i.ahiivck Bhoioh. B.A.
( Queen's I '93, Convocation Founder,
died April 14. 195;"). at the age of !)2.
He is survived by his widow. Janet
Mitchell. 4670 West 15th Ave., one
sou, James Mediae, 4408 West Ot.li Ave..
two grand-daughters, Mrs. Madeline
Joan Schramm, 4890 9th Avenue and
Rose Mary Brough, B.A.'47, M.A. (Cornell), of Xew York, and three great
grand-children, Barry, Terry and
Janice. Mr. Brough was the first representative of B.C. High Schools on the
University Senate: first Principal of
Britannia High School. Vancouver.
B.C.. 190S-191S: Inspector of Schools,
Vancouver. B.C.. 1020-32:: and Exchange Inspector of Schools. Xew
Zealand,   1921-22.
RlOX Ll.LWLLI.YN BliOW.N. B.A.Sc.'27.
Chief Chemist of Imperial Oil's Regina
Refinery, passed away in Regina on
March HI. 1955. He joined Imperial
Oil in 192S at loco refinery. Vancouver.
He was a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry and Honorary
President of the South Saskatchewan
Branch of the Institute: a member of
the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan and the Engineering Institute of Canada: President of the U.B.C. Alumni Branch.
Regina. Mr. Brown is survived by his
wife, Tracy. 0S2 Wallace Street,
Regina. Sask.. and two daughters.
Kathryn   and   Bobi.   and   a   son.   Terry,
L.   Brown,  B.A.Sc.  '27.
—Courtesy Leader  Post,  Regina.
all  at home, and by  his Mother,  Mrs.
J.   YV.  Brown,  of  Vancouver.
Thk Hon. Chief Justick Wf.mik.i.i,
Blupf.e Farrts, B.CL. (King's. X.S.I,
LL.D.'52, Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of British Columbia, died .Tune
17, 1055, age 68. He is survived by
his wife and son, Kenneth, and two
brothers, Senator J. W. del'.. Farris.
LL.D.'3S. and Bruce Farris, both of
I>R. M. L. IIalperin, M.I). (Alberta),
died June 10. 1955, after a lengthy
illness. He had practised medicine
for the past 22 years in Vancouver. lie
is survived by his Father, Louis Hal-
perin, 1256 West 12th. and a sister,
Ida, and a brother, Harold, both of
Vancouver. lie studied at U.B.C'. in
The recent death of Sir Neville
Acbrey St. Jems Miliimay. 90. at his
home, Little Manor. Ringiner. near
Lewes, in Sussex. England, severs a
connecting link with the early years
of the University of British Columbia,
when lie was a member of the Classics
Department. A graduate of Xew
College. Oxford, scholar, artist, and
journalist, he was best known, perhaps, in Vancouver as a musical, dramatic and art critic. lie was an active
member of the old Y'ancouver Vagabonds Club. His one book was a
translation into (Ireek of poems of
Kipling and Burns. He was also the
author of a notable poem. "Sea Room."
illustrated and published in Y'ancouver.
In 1931 he returned with his wife and
their son Verus to England. He succeeded to the title live or six years
ago. Two years ago he suffered a
severe blow in the loss of his daughter
Audrey. Mrs. John Christie of (llynde-
bourne Opera fame, at the early age
of 49. Sir Neville is survived by his
son, in Vancouver: and two grandchildren, at (ilyndebourne. N.R.
Mils. Rioin. widow of the late Robie
L. Reid, LL.D.'36. of 1S06 Wesbrook
Crescent, died on June 13. She was
SS. Her husband was appointed a
member of the first Board of Coventors
of U.B.C. when the University was
founded in 1915. and continued his
active interest in the Fniversity up
to the time of his death in February
1945. Dr. Reid left to the University
his famous collection of Canadiana
which now forms a part of the Iloway-
Reid Collection in the Library.
Rev. Thomas Shaupe, Rector of St.
Peter's Anglican Church at Seal Cove,
Prince Rupert, died May 11. 1955. He
was 32. He was working towards 11is
I;. Th. in the Anglican College at U.B.C.
He is survived by his wife. Alva: his
Mother. Mrs. William Shavpe. both of
S032 Shaughnessy Street, Y'ancouver,
and two sisters. Mrs. YY'illiam Mosliu
and Mrs. Solley Oreenberg of Calgary.
Mrs. Eleanor Walker, widow of the
late Professor Francis C. Walker. University of British Columbia, Department of English, died recently in
London, England.
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