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mflRCH, 1948
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March,  1948
Between u* (your editor and the printer) we managed to
make Earle Birney's teal in the poem "Gulf of Georgia"
printed in last issue do the neatest trick of the year.
The third line should have read "goes blowing BALLOONS behind him," instead of "goes blowing behind
him". . . also Mr. Birney's book is entitled "The
Straits of Anian" ... not "The Straits of Avon" as
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Graduate Chronicle,
Dear Sir,
Your article in the October, 1947 issue of the
Graduate Chronicle on the late Dr. S. J. Schofield
has prompted me to write this letter of appreciation
for the associations and training received as an
undergraduate and as a graduate student at U.B.C.
U.B.C. was fortunate in having Dean R. W. Brock
and Dr. S. J. Schofield in the Dept. of Geology since
its inception and they laid the foundation for a
course of studies in geology and geological engineering which has since been built upon by them aid
their successors as the university grew.
I have had the opportunity recently, while continuing post-graduate work at another Canadian
University to compare courses given in geology in
other universities and" I can safely say that the
course in geological engineering is unsurpassed in
any other Canadian university.
It was Dean Brock who, while director of the
Geological Survey of Canada, started the policy of
employing engineering students as student assistants on survey parties. This practice is now followed by many of the provincial government surveys.
Our long summer intersessional period in Canadian
universities has lent itself to this policy and, as a
result, students have been able to receive practical
experience in professional work concurrently with
their formal training. Government surveys in Great
Britain and the U.S.A. do not follow this policy.
Due to this, in the competitive field, geological
engineers from Canadian universities enjoy a preference which is not enjoyed to the same extent as
American and British geologists. Several years experience in survey work in Central Africa brought
this to my attention.
It is gratifying to see the rapid progress the
University of B.C. is making towards establishing
new departments in all fields of professional endeavour. As a physiographer might put it, the university is now entering early maturity in its growth
cycle. We can well be proud to be alumni of so progressive an institution.
Yours truly,
Our Congratulations and Best Wishes
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The Graduate Chronicle LETTERS
The Editor, Whonnock, B.C.
Graduate Chronicle.
Dear Sir,
I was glad to see OLD GRAD'S memories of
The Ballet-Who, but sorry he did not try to recall
further stanzas about the faculty. I remember quite
a few of them, though perhaps not word for word.
In those days Dr. Sedgewick wrote a newspaper
column two or three times a week, and I remember
the Rugby Club celebrating this in song:
Doc Sedgewick writes a column; it is called
More Light than Heat.
The Daily Sun assures us»it's an intellectual
I haven't got an intellect and so I read it not,
But   I   admire   its   modest   name   implying
Not So Hot.
Yours faithfully,
Rex L. Brown, Sc. '27, after moving about from
Petroleum at Talara, Peru and then to Imperial at
Sarnia is now with the latter company as Chief
Chemist at Regina.
H. E. Bramston-Cook, general manager eastern
operations for the Oronite Chemical Company in
New York, has just arrived back in the U.S. after
a three month tour of Europe. Mr. Bramston-Cook
last year assisted Les McLennan and Percy Barr in
organizing Alumni activity in the San Francisco
Bay area and now that he's back East he's impressed
with the possibilities of organizing the New York
City region. You can reach him at 30 Rockefeller
Plaza, New York 20, New York.
Mrs. Agnes Damer Oram '20, of Menlo Park,
California, was pleased to come across the name of
Professor J. K. Henry in an American magazine
recently. Prof. Henry taught English at U.B.C.
during the Fairview era and his avocation was Horticulture. Mrs. Oram comments that the reference
to Prof. Henry was in connection with his book
published the year U.B.C. was started. He is still
considered an authority by writers in the United
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The Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.
Photography Editor: Art Jones, B.A.
Sports Editor:  Luke Moyls, B.A.
Alumni Association Executive
President Richard Bibbs, B.A.Sc.
First Vice-President....Winston Shilvock, B.Comm., B.A.
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A.
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VOL. 2, NUMBER 1 MARCH, 1948
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JABEZ           20
WOMEN   22
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man from way back.
Don't miss the gentle bit of satire on page 11
. . . it's a well-written piece and contains many a
chuckle and if you don't succumb there, turn to page
13 and read Les Bewley's stuff on Jabez . . . sequel
to Les' story was that Jabez goe tired of his retirement in record time and wrote a column two weeks
later . . . since then, however, he's buried the Mummery and Chang Suey, Homer Quincy and all the
rest haven't stirred for weeks ... on Valentine's day
Bewley and some others, with tears in their eyes,
hung a plaque in memory of Jabez in the north hall
of Brock Hall.
Stu Keate was so nostalgic after reading Memoirs in the last Chronicle that he sat down and in
his inimitable light style wrote the amusing article
on page 21 . . . O.rads of the hungry thirties will be
delighted with Stu's choice tidbits from these happy-
go-lucky undergraduate days when, as he says, he
"once hired Mart Kenney's orchestra for a New
Year's dance  for $30.00."
We are fortunate again this issue to have Earle
Birney contribute more poetry despite the fact that
the printers were cruel to Rarle's last poem as you'll
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The Graduate Chronicle Keyserlingk   Globe -Trotting   Newsman
One of Canada's
leading newspapermen, an authority on
world affairs because
he has studied them
first-hand in many
countries, is a 42-
year old native of
Latvia who graduated in economics
from U.B.C. and
started his journalistic career in Vancouver some twenty
years ago.
He is Robert
Henry Wendelin
Keyserlingk, m a n -
aging director of
British United Press
in Canada since
1938- Last month he
revisited his "home
town" and found
time in his crowded
schedule to address
a meeting of undergraduates at his old alma mater.
Ordinarily, people who decide to write their
memoirs do so when they are nearing the end of
their careers. But 'Bob' Keyserlingk is no ordinary
person, and he has managed to pack a lot of unusual experiences into a comparatively few years.
Therefore, his book "Unfinished History," which
should be off the press before Christmas, will make
intensely interesting reading for those who like
their current history from a personal point of view.
Bob began early in life gaining the international
education which has helped make him tops in his
profession. Born in St. Petersburg of Latvian parents, he was still in his teens when the Bolshevik
Revolution prompted his father, an officer in the
Russian navy, to move his family hurriedly from
the country. For the next nine years he lived in the
Orient, four in Japan and five in China, and during
this period studied the problems and acquainted
himself with the thoughts of the people. Later,
when he was called upon to analyse and explain
certain important developments leading up to
World War II, Bob Keyserlingk wrote from the
vantage point of personal knowledge in forecasting
the Japanese aim for "a new order" in Asia.
Casting his eyes across the Pacific and deciding
to explore the land beyond that horizon, Keyserlingk
sailed for Vancouver in 1925. Here he became a
student at the infant college on Point Grey and
after graduation went to work for a local newspaper.
Itchy feet soon got the better of him again,
however, and he headed for London, England,
where he became a correspondent for United Press.
In a remarkably short time he was general manager
of that news agency's European department. Dur
ing the six years he spent roving the countries of
Europe he saw a heap of history in the making.
Keyserlingk bylines appeared on stories describing
the rise to power of National Socialism in Germany
(including a personal interview with Hitler), the
imposition of sanctions on Italy as viewed from
Rome, the creation of the Hoare-Laval plan in
Paris, the abdication and coronation in London.
Then Bob Keyserlingk came back to Canada.
He took out his naturalization papers in 1937 and
temporarily forsook the fourth estate to become
manager of the Capilano Estates on the north shore
of Burrard Inlet.
But printers' ink was in his blood, and when
British United Press offered him the job of organizing its brand-new Canadian service early in 1938
he left Vancouver again to set up shop in Montreal.
A firm believer in the fact that a free press is
one important safeguard of civilization ("Every
dictatorship first took control of the media of information and then the rest was easy"), Keyserlingk is not only a noted writer, but one of the most
highly regarded public speakers in Canada today.
Possessing a cheerful disposition, he is a perfect
host and brilliant conversationalist and is in constant demand wherever he goes.
He sees Canada as a nation which can, and must,
give leadership in building the post-war world.
"Canada's name is her most valued asset," said
this U.B.C. alumnus during a recent speech in Vancouver. "Canada is admired and trusted by other
nations. She can speak for herself without arousing-
suspicion and is looked upon to speak for others.
Today she must hold high the torch of civilization
to give hope to other nations."
I could have stood your tears if the}'
Had not turned winter sportsmen
Glissading through a sunset ray
Of rouge, to slalom short, then
Performing Christianias in
The powdered snowslopes of your chin.
I swear, my dear, to harness tight my tongue
Until you've learned a neat Gelandesp'rung.
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Senate Favors Medical
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Establishment of the University of B.C. medical
school "as a unit on the university campus" has
been approved by the University Senate.
After three years of intensive campaigning by
pre-medical students and various supporting groups
including the U.B.C. Alumni Association, the Senate's announcement was the first official decision
on the location of the School.
Senate's approval has been sent to the Board of
Governors which will discuss the matter with the
provincial government, city council and Vancouver
hospital boards.
The approval of Senate was in line with recommendations of a Senate committee headed by Dean
J. N. Finlayson.
Costs of establishing a first-class medical school
on the campus is estimated at $6,000,000. The
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Mr. Ridington took charge of the U.B.C. Library in 1915 when it consisted of some 20,000 books
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The Alumni Association Boxing Day Dance,
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Vancouver, again this season was a smashing financial success.
Chairman of the Dance Committee, Molly
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A  Gentle Bit of Satire
Gorley I\ Lopus, colorful graduate, is back in
Vancouver after a decade of winning honors for
himself and his Alma Mater elsewhere. One day in
January his train steamed into Vancouver, and
with his usual modesty he slipped quietly off instead of remaining on board. "It is great to be back
in Vancouver," he smiled. "How does it feel to be
famous?" one of the reporters asked. Gorley protested, "I'm no more famous than you are," at
which the other reporters laughed, for the reporter
in question is almost as famous as Gorley himself,
being none other than Quip Harrigan, another
colorful graduate.
Gorley P. Lopus was already prettv famous
when he left Varsity. He had appeared in one of the
Christmas plays, taking the part of an English
butler in "Deep-frozen Hearts." He was also President of the Beauty & Art it Love Societv, and wrote
occasional poems for the Ubyssey. He was the only
undergraduate member of the Canadian Authors'
Association. His collection of gramophone records
has made him an authority on all branches of music,
and as an undergrad he ran a veritable salon each
Saturday night at which he played these records to
a motley crowd, explaining each record twice, once
before playing it and once after. Some of us will
never forget those evenings.
After graduation he studied law and was called
to the Bar, but, as he laughingly says, he immediately went on the wagon. "To write my memoirs,
you know," he adds. He did write his memoirs,
too, and has been polishing them ever since completing them in 1936. They may be published any
day now, he hopes. In the intervals between polish-
ings, he tossed off several poems, one of which was
published in "Canadian Gropings" and caused quite
a sensation. He also began work on three novels at
this time, though he modestly claims they were all
the same novel really. He spoke over the CBC on
cultural topics quite frequently and developed his
inborn knack of explaining things to people. "I
feel," he often says, "that only a Canadian is capable
of developing a really heavyweight explanatory
style, for his is the hybrid vigor of the Northern
American and the British combined, and these are
the two leading strains for that type of work."
After hearing even one of Gorley's broadcasts the
listener feels that Gorley knows everything and
that he himself has learnt something.
In 1937 Gorley decided to go back to school, and
in 1941 got his Ph.D. at the University of San Antonio. His thesis was "Smoking and Drinking in
Modern Fiction," a highly original subject which
he treated with wit, humor, satire, irony, sarcasm,
cynicism, and invective, and yet with deeply constructive scholarship. In spite of its title, the thesis
deals with the whole theory and practice of the
novel, and embraces politics, social service, ethnology, alcoholism, and Karl Marx. To quote Gorley's concluding sentence, "No novel is an exact
substitute   for  the   Encvclodaedia   Britannica,   and
neither is it the Communist Manifesto, but only as
it approximates those two works does it really
come alive."
In 1941 Gorley felt the war was getting serious
and was among the first to enlist after the Russians
attacked Germany. He joined the Navy and was a
watchkeeper in a corvette, but he frankly says that
a poet is not always a sea-going type. "My morale
was no good," he says, "so they made me a green-
striper and put me in charge of a morale-building
unit on the island of Anticosti. At least I could help
the morale of others, and in this way I felt useful.
I played the gramophone to the men and sometimes
asked them about their sex-life."
During his time overseas he finished a volume
of poems, "Lethe-wards," and his first complete
novel, "Enter a Bleeding Sergeant" (a quotation
from "Macbeth"). He saw these through the press
in Toronto and has now come to make his home in
Vancouver. He plans to live at first in a tiny, tiny
shack somewhere between mean high-water and
extreme high-water on one of the soggier stretches
of the North Shore. "They tell me it gets really wet
only in the big tides of December and June," he
laughs, "and as these are the exact seasons when
my poetry gets pretty wet too we should get along
fine. But I may move to Duncan. I understand they
are assembling quite an artistic bunch there, and
one gets restless at missing that kind of thing."
In connection with his tiny shack, Gorley said
he was sorry none of the reporters had asked if he
had a pen that would write under water. "We Cana-
(Continued on page 33)
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forestry for the St.   Regis Paper Company.
Arthur Laing, 43-year old U.B.C. graduate rose
another notch in the political hierarchy last month
when he was elected president of the British Columbia Liberal Association. ... A strong Anti-Coalitionist, Laing, said he didn't favor breaking up the
Coalition right now but hinted he would like nothing but Liberals in the Provincial Cabinet if he
could wangle it. . . . An Aggie graduate of '25,
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The Graduate Chronicle Memorial Raised to Jabez
Some of the freshest writing is being done these
days by Les Bewley, an airforce veteran who writes a
column in the U.B.C. campus daily called the "Child-
rens Hour." Recently Les had a natural when T.ric
Nicol, famous both off and on the U.B.C. campus for
his humourous column "The Mummery," written under
the pseudonym "Jabe^," announced he had retired.
Nicol, an English assistant at U.B.C, with a three-year
respite in the airforce, had tired of pounding out columns since 1937. Bewley seized the opportunity to give
"Jabei" a fittiri burial in print, which appears below
as reprinted from the Ubyssey.
". . . Bartley will have a fine coffin out of
the   white   boards   ,and   a   deep   grave   surely.
What more can we want than that?   No man at
all can be living forever, and we must be satisfied . . ."
Hand me down some of them white boards and
a passel of finishing nails, kiddies. And quit sniveling and rubbing your sweater sleeve  acrost your
eyes that way—there's no shame in honest tears,
but you're making us all feel bad.
For your dear old Uncle Jabez, as far as these
columns and you kiddies are concerned, is dead.
Gone the familiar footsteps, and the merry laugh.
Gone the Mummery, gone Homer Ouincey, gone
Moose Groin, Sask. All all gone; we'll hear them
He was just plumb wore out, I guess. Not
wrote out. Way back in '38, he found Chang Suey
on the streets, adopted him, and did all he could
for him until 1940. Chang turned out to be a devil,
in spite of it all, and Jabez finally cornered him in
the washroom of the Library, and finished him off
with a pot of boiling oil, or something, when he
learned of Chang's plan to wire ever)- professor
(even Walter Gage) ; and touch the lot off. Then
Uncle Jabez built the Mummery, and raised another bunch of kids, including that loveable little
dope, Professor Elf Moonglow—remember him?
Then your Uncle Jabez went away for his appendix, and came back with your little cousin, Homer
Jabez never seemed to get his strength back
after Homer came, though he looked as good as
ever. But one day, not long ago, he laid clown his
typweriter, gave a little sigh, and said: "I think I'll
stop now."
And, so help us, he did. We shook him, pressed
his hands, took his pulse, tied a tourniquet on his
leg and rolled his eyelid back; but it wasn't any of
it any use. After nearly ten happy years together,
he literally up and died. And straightaway he went
to that Westminster Abbey where all the other
great writers are buried—the department of English—where he lies today.
Maybe you never knew that "Jabez" is a Hebrew
word meaning: "he who gives pain." Well, he
nearly killed us with laughing.
Another white board, kiddies. This little old
box has got to last him a long time. And a few
more nails, boys.
That Jabez. He was no columnist at all, but a
vaudevillian of the printed word. And as a vaude-
villian he had the most incredible collection of imaginative pratfalls that ever shook the boards on
such an inky stage. And what a low cunning for
laughs, that Jabez had. It got so, toward the end,
that when he crawled out from under the curtain
to come onstage in paragraph one, the audience
voluntarily left their seats to lie down in the aisles.
They knew he would put them there anyway and
they couldn't wait to go.
We used to call him the Prince of Whimsy, and
he was. He was also a tramp on a one-wheeled
cycle; and he was a very vulgar fellow indeed, at
times. But as the prince, he took good care to see
that no one but himself got hurt in print. And to
the best of our recollection, he never wrote a column with intent to bruise, though the opportunity
was often present, and he had a plentiful supply
of lead type at hand.
A good many Ubyssey columnists have gone
prospecting, in the manner of their trade, for the
bright iron pyrite of reader interest, these ten years
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Page 13 Hon. Erie Hamber Re-elected Chancellor
Hon. Kric W.
Hamber has been
re-elected chancellor
of the University of
B. C. by acclamation.
Registrar C. B.
Wood announced
that delegations of
alumni and student
representatives had
pressed the Chancellor to accept the re-
nomination in order
that the University
would benefit by Mr.
Hamber's continued
leadership. His experience and knowledge    of    university
problems would be a big help during the present
critical period in world affairs, it was felt.
May 26 next members of Convocation will elect
15 of their members to the Senate of the University. Following is a list of the nominations at closing date, March 3.
Bruce A. Robinson, Kngineer '36, B.A., B.Sc, Vancouver, Supt. Kmpress Mfg. Co., past pres. Alumni Association.
Dr. Harry V. Warren, Ph.D. (Oxon), Dept. of Geology. I'.H.C. consulting geologist. Rhodes Scholar, ( )lvmpic Sprinter.
Dr. R. Earl Foerster, B.A., M.A. (Ph.D. Toronto),
Head of Pacific Biological Stn., Nanaimo.
Frank J. E. Turner, B.A., B.Comm.. Alumni Association, Secretary, CO. University Naval Training Detachment.
Harold G. McWilliams, B.A., Reforestation Program Head in B. C. (Victoria).
Dr. F. O. R. Garner, B.A., M.D., Victoria, B. C.
Darrell T. Braidwood, B.A., M.A., Vancouver, Lawyer, past pres. Alumni Association.
Dr. A. B. Schinbein, Physician and Surgeon, Vancouver, Member of Board of Governors.
Dr. Walter N. Sage, Head of Department of History
Dr. R. C. (Dick) Palmer, B.S.A., M.S.A., D.Sc,
Head of Experimental Station at Summerland.
Dr. Lawren Harris, LL.D., '46, member advisory
council to U.B.C. Faculty of Fine Arts, one of
well-known painters of Canada's famous "School
of Seven."
Mrs. Howard T. Mitchell (Janet Ruth McDonald,
'25), wife of President of Vancouver Board of
Dr.  Mack  Whitelaw,  B.A.  '34,  M.D.   (McGill),
practises   as   an   internal   medicine specialist   in
Dr. C. A. H. Wright, Ph.D. McGill, Chemical Engineer, The CM. & S., Trail, B. C.
Robert T. Wallace, B.A., M.A., member of staff of
Victoria College.
Miss E. C. (Betty) Buckland, B.A., B.Ed., high
school teacher Vancouver, Executive of Alumni
Kenneth Caple, B. C Regional Representative Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver.
Continued on page 31
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The Graduate Chronicle ^fisakina cZditotiaLLu
Following notice in the last issue of the Chronicle that Senate elections would be coming up this
spring, a gratifying revival of interest in University
affairs was apparent on the part of alumni throughout the province.
Several branches have indicated they are supporting candidates from their area and more than
the usual number of nominations are expected l:y
the Registrar of the University on or before the
closing date of March 3.
Later, on May 26, members of Convocation will
elect from the nominations a Chancellor and 15
members of Senate. According to the provisions
of the University Act a circular of the regulations
governing the election will be mailed all members
of Convocation. Included will be the Flection Register.
In previous years the apathy on the part of graduates has been appalling. In many instances nearly
the whole slate of Senators holding office were returned en toto because the names of the office
holders were those most familiar to the graduate,
and his interest didn't extend past scratching "X"
opposite those names.
This year there will be many new candidates
among the nominations and graduates are urged to
peruse the list carefully and vote for those who will
best represent not only all geographical areas of
the province but the various professions, industries
and cultural groups.
In any case . . . Vote.
In the University of British Columbia we have
a provincial university offering democratic educational facilities to, the ultimate benefit of each and
every citizen of British Columbia, of Canada, and
of the far corners of the world.
Not only is U.B.C. doing a great part in training young citizens to become new leaders in our
community, national, and world spheres, but the
University is als) playing, and will continue to
play, a greater pirt in the general progress made
by man within tbe democracies.
Many times, graduates of U.B.C. have realized
and appreciated the great benefits and the heritage
endowed to them as a result of their university
training. They have been moved by the basic noble
desire to encDurage and assist other students as
well as the Lniversity in educational work.
Unfortunately, many of these wellwishers have
not had the opportunity of making financial donations to the University because they have not yet
made their "First million" as requested by our
friend, Deal Buchanan.
Alumni have felt that the establishment of a
U.B.C. AHmni Fund would permit the deposit of
donations, large and small, from all those Alumni
who have in recent years expressed their earnest
desire anc1 wish to make financial donations to the
Now, as a result of the work done by the Fund
Committee of the Alumni Association over a period
March, 1948
of four years, we are very close to realizing the
establishment of "The University of British Columbia Alumni Fund."
The Fund is to be an "All Purpose" Fund. When
established, it will fill all future fund-raising needs
or purposes. This will be accomplished by establishing or choosing a specific objective such as, memorial bursaries, special building, new department,
or library extension, etc. There may be several projects each year, or some special effort may be the
goal for several years.
NEWS FLASH: The Income Tax Department has
accepted the form of the proposed trust deed for
the Alumni fund. This means that donations to
the fund would be deductible from income tax
It is intended to organize and operate an income tax exempt fund on a yearly basis similar to
the manner in which the Community Chest or Canadian Red Cross funds operate.
This type of Fund will improve administration
efficiency and will reduce the number of appeals
made to Alumni to one per year. The continuity of
an appeal each year convinces the Alumni that he
is a graduate of a University that is a "going concern," and which is effectively fulfilling its place in
the life of the nation.
The Fund will be administered by five Trustees
drawn from the Alumni and University Board of
A Board of Directors, consisting of fifteen
Alumni and University members will determine the
specific yearly project or goal, and will lead and
direct the Fund operation.
The large and active group of life members of
the Association will undoubtedly become the backbone and mucleus around which the Fund is organized and developed. They are the individuals who
have in so many ways supported the University
and the Association in the past, and many of them
have already expressed their desire and intention to
assist in the development of the U.B.C. Alumni
Fund. Even tho' life members will continue their
full membership privileges in the Association, many
have already made voluntary additional contributions to the Association and the University, and
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Page 15 SPORT
Now that the
snows have left
Vancouver for a
few months, at
least (we hope)
athletics at the
university are currently hitting
their springtime
peak before the
lull (exams, remember?). Eng-
rugby, basketball,
ice hockey and
soccer are going
full blast, a n d
track, tennis, and
golf are getting
ready fro their
turn in the sports limelight.
Even the cricketers are
to the laundry in preparation for another gala season. After all, summer isn't so far off at that.
Speaking of cricket reminds us that Basil Robinson is still making news over at Oxford. "Baz"
sparked the old school to a hockey victory over the
rival Cambridge squad in a game played at Brighton
recently. The score was 5-2.
And with the Old Country in the news, grads
are  reading  all  about  locals  who  are  aspiring to
sending their "whites"
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make  the   Canadian   Olympic   Games   team   which
will be invading London this fall.
Among the grads who have high hopes are
basketballers Ole Bakken, Ron Weber, Harry
Franklin, and Ralph "Hunk" Henderson who are
cavorting with the Vancouver Clover Leafs in the
Inter-city Senior A Basketball League this season.
Sandy Robertson, having played professional baseball, is ineligible.
The Clover Leaf quinett, playing under the
name of Canada Red Roses, invaded the Philippines
for a seventeen-game tour in January. After chalking up a record of 11 wins and 6 losses, they returned to Vancouver. They'll be shooting for the
Dominion title again, but may get competition from
the U.B.C. Thunderbirds when the Olympic trials
are staged.
Ed Welch, who tok over as graduate manager
of athletics at University of California after graduating last spring, is playing for the Bears' rugby
fifteen again this season. (Grads who continue their
studies are allowed to play in minor sports in the
Coast Conference.)
His face was rather rosy when thumbed from
the first game at U.B.C. on February 19, but he
came right back and defeated the Thunderbirds
with a penalty kick in the second game on the
following Saturday. Incidentally, the Varsity squad
will fly to Berkeley to attempt to bring the World
Cup back to U.B.C. on March 18 and 20.
With spring training for the U.B.C. gridders
due to start any day, now, the old controversy
about an American football coach is back in the
news. Greg Kabat, who has mentored the 'Birds
for two seasons, may be leaving this fall because his
contract expires this year.
Former rugger coach Roy Haines has been
mentioned for the job, but it is expected that a new
addition to the Physical Education staff will be
brought in explicitly for the grid coaching position.
Meanwhile, the gridders are girding for the most
successful season in school's history this fall. In fact
all the U.B.C. athletes hope to better their records
during the 1948-49 semester. The saying "Tuum
Est" still goes, and student athletes take this motto,
"It's up to you," to heart.
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Alumni who hold responsible positions in Canadian commerce and industry rate pretty high this
spring with a group of more than 800 men and
women on the campus.
That figure, 800, represents the number of
U.B.C.'s Class of '48 who hope to step into permanent jobs after Graduation. Although, it is expected
that the Class will number about 1,300, hundreds of these will continue their studies or retire
to housewifely duties.
Aiding the 800 would-be workers is the University's Employment and Placement Bureau, a clearing-house for employer and employee where an
attempt is made to guide the right graduate to the
right job. And that's where those V.I.P. Alums
come into the picture.
It is felt on the campus that many U.B.C.
Alumni in all parts of Canada, knowing at first
hand the worth of the training at their Alma Mater
and wanting to help grads who stand now where
they once stood, will want to make use of the services available at the Employment Bureau.
Extent of the work carried on by Major McLean's office is indicated by a report on 1946-47
activities which showed that 1,821 firms or individuals had been contacted in regard to work of all
kinds. That figure includes a number of contacts for
summer   employment   of   undergraduates,   another
important function of the Bureau.
Being compiled at present are tiles of confidential dockets relating to information on academic
standing, reliability, initiative, judgment, tact. etc.
of each U.B.C grad of j eceut years. And Major
McLean, on ludialf of at least 800 of the University's
newest Alumns who wo'ild prefer to work in Canada if a suitable posilio'i can be found, has ollered
an especial welcome to Alumni employers to patronize those facilities.
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The undergraduate produced Mardi Gras,
sponsored by the Pan-Hellenic Society and the
Inter-Fraternity Council captured the social minded
for two nights last month and a packed Commodore
each evening spelled out another successful contribution to the Community Chest Fund. . . . This
year, without the usual blast from Bishop Chal-
Ionier, the main attraction again was the University Chorus and its bevy of beautiful girls including such lovelies as Willa McKinnon (below) who
was in charge of the Chorines, and also did a solo
number. . . . Queen of the Mardi Gras was Mary
Pat Crowe (see page 27). . . . When the last costume was put away and the students settled down
to another academic grind, the Community Chest
was found to be $2500 ahead. . . .
Dr. A. E. "Ab" Richards, U.B.C.'s trek-} cu
President   (see   cover   of   October   issue)  V .1-
busy globetrotting for the Canadian Agricul
tural Department. ... Dr. Richards handl-
led negotiations on the agricultural tariff   items   for   Canada   at   the   World
Charter meeting in Geneva and then
came back to Ottawa to write up
the section on tariff concessions
for   the   press   release   on   the
General   Agreement   on   Tariffs and Trade. . . . No sooner
than   this   was   done   when
the   highly   regarded   Dr.
Richards was off to Havana   for  another   World
Agricultural  Meeting.
Honors came posthumously to U.B.C.
with him when he goes to Oxford this fall. . . .
MacDonald wants to be a business executive but
some thought he probably would be best in the
Diplomatic Corps . . . asked if he wanted his baby
to be a scholarship when she grew up, he replied,
"All I want is for her to be as beautiful as her
mother. . . ."
Dr. Herbert G. Smith, president of the 101-year
old Williamette University in Oregon gave the
much knocked about fraternities a boost at an
Alumni Inter-Fraternity Council banquet attended
by 600 fraternity men at Hotel Vancouver in Janu-
graduate Prof. Shuichi Kusaka, who drowned last
summer at Beach Haven, NJ. . . . The Princeton
University Library has been presented with a collection of 49 volumes in the field of theoretical
physics by Mrs. Kusaka Iwata of Salmon Arm,
B.C., in memory of her brother who was internationally known physicist and authority on cosmic
ray research. . . .
In keeping with the times, a married man
Harry W. MacDonald, 25-year old arm)- vet, was
chosen as U.B.C.'s 1948 Rhodes Scholar. . . . B.C.'s
41st Rhodes man became a father two weeks after
his selection and he will  take  his  wife  and  child
ary . . .He said, as an educator with 25 years experience, he was "sold" on their value to University
campuses . . . He impressed Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, U.B.C. President to the extent that the
usually less-than-warm-to-fraternities Larry, accepted the position as honorary President of the
Alumni Inter-Fraternity Council. . . .
The Vancouver Board of Trade transportation
and customs bureau will give U.B.C. Commerce
students scholarships in transportation courses this
year. . . . Awards will go to the best students in
subjects of transportation practices and policies of
airways, railways, highways and waterways	
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The Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
A pair of Bobb-
sey-twin U. B. C.
trained news m e n
were climbing to the
top of their profession this month . . .
Harol d "Hal"
Straight, one - time
local baseball pitching ace, golfer and
University football
and basketball star
and reformed sports-
writer was appointed publisher of the
Edmonton Bulletin,
after about four successful years as the
Managing Editor of
the Vancouver Sun.
. . . Straight joined
the Sun in 1933 as a
sportswriter and in
1934 took over as sports columnist to replace Andy
Lytle . . . during the war he was boosted to the
Managing Editor's chair and at that time brought
over an old friend Himie Koshevoy of the Province
to become his city editor. . . . They formed a first
rate working team and on Straight's resignation,
the well-liked Koshevoy was moved up to take the
office of Managing Editor of the Sun. . . . Koshevoy
was Editor of the Ubssey in 1932. . . .
Prof. H. M. King,
head of the Department of animal Husbandry at U.B.C. has
been elected President of the Pacific
National Exhibition
Association for 1948.
... he has been a
PNE Director for
many years and was
exposition manager
in 1937. ... He is a
member of the American and Canadian
Society of Animal
Production, the Agricultural Institute
of Canada and the
American Dairy Association. . . .
Editor   Don   Fer-
guson   of  the   Daily "• M- KINe
Ubyssey knows now what its like to be on the
wrong side of a political wager. . . . Ferguson
backed law-student Dave Williams to win the
A.M.S. Presidency this year and lost a bet . . . the
winner was 27-year old student-vet-father, Dave
Brousson who won in a record vote of 2,578 to
Williams 2,284. . . . Ferguson, a good loser, entertained noon-hour crowds in the Brock Lounge by
pushing a peanut across the Lounge with his nose.
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You Old Boys who hanker for the days when
you could roust your retina with a cpuadful of coeds
can fold up that nostalgia and put it away. Things
just aren't the same, men. The New Look, as it is
called, has cast its shadow over wdrat was once the
most scenic campus in Canada. Perhaps it is still
the most scenic campus in Canada, if you fancy
mountains and inlets and that sort of thing, but
gone is that glorious vista of dimpled knee that
once gave us strength to carry on.
They have killed the fatted calf. In its place
reign yards of material that make a group of coeds
look like an encampment of nervous bell-tents.
Currently you get a tepee with every squaw. Most
Some of the women wear even longer coats
with hoods over their heads, restoring to the University the appearance of being populated by Fran-
siscan monks, something we thought we had shaken
off seven hundred years ago. The rear view is a
total loss. If you're agile and ambitious you can
run around the front before you commite yourself
to a whistle, but if you're a tired old dog like me
you can only take 'em as they come and curse
'em as they go.
The   female   is   reportedly   exultant   about   this
opportunity to conceal bow-legs and ingrown knees,
not   to   mention   superfluous   hair   and   secondary
calves.  In  an  age that cries  out for  honesty  and
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I tell you the wdlderness we fell
is nothing to the one we breed.
Not the cougar gliding to myth
from the orange lynx of our flame
and the saw's bright whine,
but the tree resurrected in slum,
in rotograved lie
and a nursery of crosses in Europe.
Not the death of the buffalo grass
in the wheat's monotonous flooding
but that we harvest in doubt
and starve in the hour of hoarding.
Not the rivers we foul but our blood
rushing more devious and colder.
Man is a snow
that cracks the trees red arches.
Man is a snow that winters
his own heart's cabin
where the frosted nail shrinks in the board
and pistols the brittle air
while the ferns of the lost world unfurling
crusten the useless windows.
—Earle Birney.
Dare to be a Daniel
What tires me most of all
Is having to hold opinions great and small
On every topic underneath the sun
Whether I understand and care or not.
Men won't excuse me from, a single one;
Democarcy demands it of my education,
The schooling that made me think I knew a lot
Instead of knowing that knowledge is denied
To the weak and la^y. My poor B.A. in Pride,
My Ph.D. in Hubris. . . . I've a station
I must keep up in life. I am a judge,
A pundit, moralist, oracle, and seer,
Whose mind is in God's mind's image. This seems queer
To me at times. And tiring. And fudge.
Last night our Discussion Group in Progress Street
Requested me to get up and state {complete)
My criticism of Henri Bergson.
I cleared my throat and quoted Fenelon:
"Jeune, j'etais trap sage
Et voulais trop savior:
Je n'ai plus en partage
Que badinage,
Et touche au dernier age
Sans rien prevoir."
And this refreshed me much, this song of mine,
And further rest's in store: they yelled "Resign!"
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The Graduate Chronicle POETRY
Grow Old Along With Me
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard an old man say:
"I envy you your plenty
In many a curious way.
Yet you have fewer damsels,
For yours must ever be
Within that narrow margin,
Sixteen to twenty-three."
When I was two-and-fifty,
'Twas then that I began
To see how truly nifty
The theory of that man,
As large supplies of forty
An d strapping forty-five
And anything to forty-eight
Grew fresh and came alive.
—Old Grad.
In winter evenings what I like
to eat the most is hot mince pies;
But even if I have the wit
To only try a little bit
I always find it wasn't wise.
I'm apt to think "Now just this once
I'm sure that I can manage ONE,"
And though they look a harmless kind
The dawn n'eer breaks but what I find
The awful mischief has been done.
I'll lie upon my bed engulfed
In softest comfort, while I doze,
And though I doubtless look quite dead
I suddenly perceive a dread
Conviction of approaching woes.
And so at last I mumble, moan,
And tie myself into a knot
While wondering what horrid thing
the evil fates will shortly bring
And if I'm going to die, or wdiat.
Then suddenly I fall a mile;
"Lis almost more than I can bear
And while through space I'm plunging fast
Some fiend presents me with a vast
Examination questionaire.
1 dream it is the end of term;
The shock is fearful, and I wake,
Determined to be more discreet
At night-time when I want to eat
However many pies they bake.
The Anarchists
Michael and Gabriel, as Archangels should,
hold Satan they considered him no good.
This, said the Fiend, was merely Dogmatism.
In Hell thev like Constructive Criticism.
One hestiates t© quibble with the author of that
excellent and gently humorous slash of memorabilia printed in the last issue, under the heading of
"Memoirs." The "Ballet-Who," as the writer correctly states, was an urbane and light-hearted contribution to campus vaudeville. But certain of "Old
Grad's" statements must be challenged before the
December number of the Chronicle is committed
to a time capsule and buried beneath the Cairn,
along with a lock of Marjorie Agnew's hair.
To begin with: this revue, it seems to me, was
always referred to by the Ubyssey as "The Ballet
Who-ers," and not "The Ballet-Who." Thus, as the
depression years rolled dismally by, the stalwart
members of the male chorus (wdio wore fruity
wdiite shirts, like adagio dancers, and cumberbunds)
came to be known as "The Ballet W'ho-ers of '33,"
'34, '35, and so on. "Old Grad" is incorrect in saying
that there were no pep talks at these meetings.
There was invariably an appeal to "Back the pack"
at Brockton Point. On one notable occasion, Prof.
Thorleif Larsen was induced to make this appeal,
and spoke so stirringly that 125 persons turned up
for the following Saturday's game, headed by a
shrieking British female who cried "Come on THE
VARSITY" in such piercing tones that tw^o Victoria steamers reversed their courses and headed
back out the Narrows.
At any rate, these shows reached a high level
of topical satire, and the brilliant lyrics were much
funnier as sung, than they appear in the cold type
of The Chronicle. If memory serves, the limericks
quoted by "Old Grad" were sung to the tune of
"Turkish Delight," wdth plenty of the old oom-pah-
pah, or vamp-'til-ready, between the verses. In one
of these, a jingle about the class draw and the late
beloved Dean Mary Bollert, the author achieved
(Continued on page 32)
March,  1948
Page 21 Over a cup of tea, Esther Harrop, Evelyn Robinson and Chronicle Associate Editor Mary Valhs,
talk over plans for a series of Lucky Seven teas, the University Women's Club, Book Group II, will
sponsor. A total of 105 teas will be held in the homes of members and the proceeds will go towards
the clubhouse building fund.
With this issue we are introducing the question
of university residences to the readers of this column. It is our intention to keep the subject of residences before the Alumnae of the University until
there are at last some results to show upon the
At present some 600 out-of-town women are in
attendance at U.B.C. Of these 88 qualify, as ex-
servicewomen, for accommodation in hutments at
Acadia Camp. The others fare as w^ell as they can
in the overcrowded condition which they find in
Vancouver today, and many of them must accept
accommodation both unsuitable and unsatisfactory
for their needs as students.
The Alumni Association is setting up a Women's Committee to assist in carrying forward a
Residence Program. To organize this committee
they have appointed BARBARA KELSBERG '47
FALLIS '32. Although the committee will begin its
work in Vancouver the help of out-of-town alumnae will be essential, and it is our hope that they
will find ways through the Chronicle, the Alumni
Office, or members of the committee, of expressing
their opinions.
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during the war years when she was Administrator
of Fats and Oils under the War Time Prices and
Trade Board. The award was made recently at
Ottawa at an investiture at Government House.
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Page 22
The Graduate Chronicle WOMEN
There is nothing more gratifying to the editors
of this magazine than to hear from grads or of
grads long since out of our range—we do like to get
copy—but we especially like to hear by whatever
roundabout means of the whereabouts of our university friends.
So it was good to hear from KAETE THIES-
SEN POOLE '32, Chapman Camp, B.C., that on
her trip to Australia last year she had met GWEN
HUTTON HALLIDAY '32, in Sydney. In 1939
Gwen left Vancouver on a three months tour of
Japan, North China, Manchuria, and Korea. She
joined the staff of Seoul Foreign School, Korea,
and spent her holidays in Peking. The next summer
by way of convalescing from a broken leg she took
a long sea trip to Australia. On her return trip she
met George Halliday, Master Mariner. Going back
to Korea she found that all Americans were being
evacuated. The personnel of the school was reduced
to a few pupils, French, German, Turkish, Russian,
and Eurasian. At Christmas she embarked on the
T.S.S. Nankin to return to Australia to be married
in Sydney. Later she volunteered for war time employment, jointed the teaching service of New South
Wales and taught in various Sydney High Schools.
Last year she enrolled as a graduate student in
Australian history at Sydney University. She was
delighted to renew Canadian contacts through
Kaete Poole and sent her greetings to '32.
ANNA FULTON '33, of whom we last heard
as a V.A.D. in the services, has won a $1,400 scholarship from the British Education Council which has
taken her to the University of Loudon for a year's
graduate study.
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founded in 1925, is one of eight schools in Great
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to fuller self-expression."
several months last fall travelling through Mexico
and Guatemala, her destination Guatemala City
where she attended the first International Congress
of American Women as one of three Canadian
women delegates. She represented the Vancouver
branch of the Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom. She travelled by bus to California, across Arizona, New Mexico, and south to
Mexico City where she spent a month. A further
month was spent in other parts of Mexico and then
she travelled on to Guatemala City. -In the far
south she journeyed by train as there were no
through roads. She attended a summer school at
the University of Guatemala which has been established for American students who wish to learn
Spanish in a native setting.
At the conference there were 69 delegates from
17 different countries with Spanish the official
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You are invited to view this collection of over fifty
individual designs which are now on sale at Lydia
Margaret Lawrence's studio.
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at 576 Seymour St.
March,   1948
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The Summerland
branch of the U.B.C.
Alumni has nominated Dr. R. C. Palmer (B.A.) (M.A.),
as a candidate for *
the Senate. Letters
have gone out to the
other branches in the
Valley informing
them of our decision.
Dr. Palmer is well
known     throughout
.the   province  in   the
field    of   agriculture
as he is the superintendent   of   the   Do- >■;
minion   Experimen- '
tal Station here. He-
was first  to receive Z
an honorary doctorate of science in ag-
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One of the Executive members of the Kamloops
Branch has recently received an important appointment. Lie is Tom Willis (M.S.A. '47), Vice-President of the Branch.
Tom is now Superintendent of the new Dominion Range Experimental Station at Kamloops.
Although there have been no major Branch activities lately, graduate members are keenly interested in the forthcoming Senate elections and also
in the repeat possibility of having the opportunity
of sponsoring the U.B.C. Players on their annual
Kamloops Alumni are wondering if New York
music lovers are aware of their debt to Kamloops.
The grads from the Dry Belt (Department of Education, please copy) have persuaded Harry Adaskin
and Frances Marr to play in Kamloops in the near
future. Having consented to come to Kamloops,
the congenial couple decided that it may as well
stop off at New York for a similar recital. It's
really surprising how few people realize the way
these things come about.
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Dear Alums:
February 7, our Alumni Branch held a very successful film showing and tea at B.C. House with
about 25 present. President Dr. Roy L. Vollum ('19)
couldn't attend but Colonel Harry Smith and I
"managed" the afternoon. The two films shown
were "Vancouver Island" and "The Road to Romance" (The Cariboo).
Among those present wrere Mrs. D. Geddes
(Audrey Phillips), Joan Wharton, Nancy MacDonald, Jane Mcintosh, Patricia Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Whaites (Nellie Mellish), Dr. and Mr. Louis
F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Brown, Shirley Kerr,
Colonel and Mrs. Harry Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Brown (Elinor Bossy).
The films were so well received that we plan
another showing in March. And we wonder if any
one has a coloured sound track film of the U.B.C.
campus and if not is there any chance any of the
campus organizations would be interested in making
one for our use and that of B.C. House?
Patricia Chutter Russell (Mrs. W. L. Russell)
and her husband F/Lt. Russell are now stationed in
Cheltenham, Gloucester. Margaret and Jack Davis
spent the first two weeks of January touring Czechoslovakia with the Oxford Basketball team of which
Jack was the Captain.
All for now.
Elinor B. Brown.
The population of the Vernon Branch has been
decreased by two and the potential population has
diminished by a round half-dozen—with the leaving
of the Leech family!
Frances (nee Quail, B.A. '33) and Hugh B.
(B.S.A. '33), together with their four children (potential alumni) are now living in Mill Valley, a few
miles north of San Francisco. Hugh is Curator of
Coleoptera (beetles) at the California Academy of
Science in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Our loss is the Northern California Group's
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The completion of examinations, the prospective
visit of the UBC Rugby team to Berkeley, and the
advent of Spring (official), all serve to stimulate renewed alumni activity in these parts.
Unanticipated complexities in making suitable
arrangements for a dinner in late November suggested the desirability of postponing the dinner meeting
to an early spring date. Plans are now being completed for a gathering in early March in Berkeley.
Percy Barr paid a flying trip to Vancouver in
February and reported that the California drought
did not extend as far North as UBC. Harold Offord
is starting his 1948 campaign with a current quick
trip to Washington.
Dr. Earl R. Foerster, head of
the Pacific Biological Station at
Nanaimo, has been nominated as
a candidate for the forthcoming
Senate elections.
William Veitch '37 was elected president of the
Victoria Branch of the Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia at the annual meeting held recently at the Provincial Normal School.
Willard E. Ireland '33 was chosen vice-president. Other officers are Charles Swannell, treasurer ; Mary Young, secretary; David Turner, John
Parnall and Arthur Waldie, committee members.
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The gaily costumed lads on the right are the Arts '23
{freshman) relaw team which won the inter class race
from the old Fairview site to the Point Grey campus.
The date of the picture is February 14, 1920. Their
winning timv was 37 mhnites 3 0 seconds—Distance:
eight miles minus.
In   the   picture   art:   Back   row—1.   Walker   2. 3.
Cameron, 4.—5. McLean, 6. Arnott.
Front row—I. Heily Arkley, 2. Rear, 3. Saunders,
4.  Wilson,  5.  Cassidy.
The other picture shows the hoys lined up at the
starting line. If you recognize any of the runners not
named, drop us a line.
Beautiful Babes acclaimed at U.B.C. "Diaper Derby" dance at Brock Hall last month were
23-month old Susan Joy I homey cor ft and 20-year old Mary Pat Crowe, "Mardi Gras Queen
P     I ^J0™'™*0™ of the judges who chose Susan as the prettiest baby of a student vet at
a dance held to benefit a proposed Little Mountain nursery school and kindergarten The
baby Derby business tlnreatens to grow to national stature as other Universities across Canada
claim to have prettier babes and a national challenge contest is underway with John Bracken
federal Opposition Leader already on the roster as one of the judges.
March, 1948
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Your Alumni Association is GROWING! Last
year it spent ten thousand dollars; this year it
spent fifteen thousand. In 1946 $750 was collected
in annual dues, this year $2,660 was collected.
The biggest single item of expense was the
"Graduate Chronicle," of which 5,000 copies were
distributed each issue. The greater portion of this
expense was covered by advertising income. Most
of the remaining expense occurred in your office
of the campus by way of salaries, office supplies,
membership drives, postage and mailing, demonstrating the activity of that office.
The Boxing Day Dance was a source of material income. The grant from the Board of Governors
was necessary for our activities this year. Services
rendered by your Association to the University
have repaid this grant, measurably or intangibly.
Its necessity should progressively decrease in succeeding years.
New developments this year have included the
formation of a Finance Committee in your Executive to watch expenditures through the maintenance of a budget, whose development was reported
upon monthly. Financial control of the "Graduate
Chronicle" is now to be handled through your
Alumni Office, relieving the Editor of this arduous
duty involved in its production.
Your Association is approaching a size which
will enable it to be a financially independent bodv,
capable of maximum service to your University.
Respectfully submitted,
Frank J. E. Turner, the U.B.C. Alumni Association's popular and capable Secretary-Manager, has
accepted an invitation from the Lion's Club of Victoria to address them at noon on March 5th.
In the evening of the same day, the Secretary-
Manager will be meeting with President Bill Veitch
and members of the Victoria Alumni group to discuss Alumni and University problems, giving
particular attention to operation and scope of the
U.B.C. Alumni Fund.
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At an organizing meeting last month, Joe Brown,
Jr., was chosen Chairman of the '23 Silver Anniversary Reunion Committee, and preliminary plans
were made to contact all Class members re suitable
time and place for the historic reunion some time
this spring. It was hoped that many out-of-town
class members would arrange their vacations so that
they might be on hand on June 12th, the tentative
date for this memorable occasion.
Among those present at the initial meeting were
Mel Wallace, now Principal of John Oliver High
School in Vancouver, R. E. (Bob) Walker of B. C.
Packers, Aubrey Roberts, Braun & Co., and Secretary of t he Vancouver Canadian Club, and Mrs.
Sally (Murphy) Creighton, a member of the U.B.C.
Senate and on the staff of the English Department.
Present plans call for a second meeting of the
Committee on March 11th in the Faculty Club at
U.B.C. starting at 6.30 p.m. All interested are asked
to contact Alumni Secretary-Manager.
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The Graduate Chronicle FRANKLY SPEAKING
Too few of us realize just how extremely important a person our University's Chanellor is; nor
do we appreciate fully the tremendous burden carried by the Chanellor whilst acting in that capacity.
We would do well to be deeply grateful for the
leadership and untiring efforts of Chancellor, the
Hon. Eric W. Hamber. Chancellor Hamber's experience and counsel has had a great deal to do with
our Alma Mater enjoying the biggest building
boom in her history.
The Chancellor and his charming wife have
given most generously of their time, as patrons, in
attending numerous official functions as well as
many student and Alumni functions. Even when
the Hambers have found that prior engagements
prevented their attending, they have always taken
the time to reply to any invitation sent by any
group connected with the University. Not many of
us do that.
Mr. Hamber has always been ready to receive
Alumni delegations desirous of discussing University problems. It should be known too, that he has
voiced his belief on more than one occasion that a
strong, organized Alumni body is the best guarantee of a strong and healthy University.
One such delegation, having what was considered an urgent problem, was directed to come
immediately to the Hamber residence even though
the Chancellor was in bed with a bad attack of the
flu at the time. The Chancellor volunteered immediately to support this drive himself and then
outlined a logical course to follow. Yes and he was
concerned about the delegates catching flu too —
they didn't.
Being U.B.C.'s Chancellor is a demanding job.
It takes a big man to handle it. Let's realize that
in voicing our sincere appreciation . . . just by saying:
"Thank you Eric Hamber!"
Past-Treasurer, Dr. Lyle Swain (B.A. '32) met
still another "Trekker" in his travels to Ottawa
this winter. K. B. Gillie (B.Sc. '21; M.A. Sc. '23) is
the name; he's now Chief Steward and Purchasing
Agent at Fort Sand, Sask. . . . Best wishes to Joy-
Marie (Boo) Hutchinson (B.S.A. '45), immediate-
past Alumni Office second-in-command. She's off
to Ohio and a Medical Assistant's degree. . . . One
of the most illustrious U.B.C. alumni to return to
Vancounver and a Medical proctice is Dr. Mack
Whitelaw, F.R.C.P. Mack was Holmes Gold Medalist at McGill as a medical undergrad and topped
his class some five straight years. Took his postgrad work at Harvard and held an important Cana
dian Navy post during the war as Surgeon Commander. . . . Alumni Office visitors included Arthur
P. (Art) Dawe, originally with '23. Art brought
along some interesting action shots of "pavement
pounders" in the '23 Relay Race—taken (before the
trek) in 1920; Art wondered if these pre-trek
trekkers could qualify for those Cairn pins. Can't
set" -vhy not unless someone wants 'em to run it
again now! . . . "Busy as a beaver" could be the
term for Victor Thorson (B.A.Sc. '42), who's
heading his own business as Structural Engineer. Associated with Vic is last year's Thunderbird rugby and cricket star Andy Johnston	
Enjoying a peak at the campus was Frank F.
Smith (B.A. Sc. '43) who was visiting his Windermere home on vacation from Montreal. . . . Alumni
Executive member Barbara Kelsberg (B.A. '47) has
made A.M.S. President ('46-'47) Ted Kirkpatrick
a happy chap. They'll be tying the knot in May.
Ted's back from his stint in the East and is now-
associated with Alumnus Fred D. Bolton (B.A. '34,
B.A.Sc. '36) in the Company of the same. . . . Congratulations to Jim Ferris (Com. '38). Jim's been
promoted to Assistant District Manager for Ford
and Monarch. . . . Good luck to Dave Brousson,
27-year old veteran and family man upon his election to President of the  Alma Mater Society. No,
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clear presentation of the facts, womankind resorts
to this hip-padded hanky-panky, to this ironed
curtain. It is unsportsmanlike, nay Un-Canadian,
for a woman with bad legs to try to skirt the problem. Better far that we should be confronted with
her booted length of water-pipe than that we should
be deprived of the shapely curve of nylon.
Of cheesecake we now have only an occasional
crumb. Indeed, when I see a young lady courageous
enough to defy fashion and display a well-turned
tibia, I feel bound to go up and wring her hand,
commend her for her independent spirit, and perhaps ask her for her phone number. In a democracy
no effort should be spared to encourage those who
oppose conformism, especially if they have a private apartment.
But their numbers decrease daily, whittled down
by the sawtoothed glares of the majority, those
whose legs look as if they originally supported a
billiard table, or were assembled by a plumber's
helper who hated his work. Soon even the last
rebels will be hemmed in. Already the result is
some of the sloppiest dressing I've seen since I
served as a marker in the C.O.T.C.
So far the University authorities have failed to
take action against those responsible for thus disfiguring the campus. That puts it square up to us,
gentlemen. If it's a return to the habiliments of
Grandma's day that our women want, let us complete the period picture by sprouting soupy beards
and   bowlers.   And   there'll   be   none   of  this   new-
Dave's not the oldest Student President in Canada;
seems Alberta has a 35-year old youngster! . . . Erm
Fiorillo (B.A., B. Comm. '39), after a turn with the
R.C.A.F. has settled right down. Erm, who is associated with one-time Soccer Manager Aldo Stradiotti (B.A. '35) in the Fishing business down North-
Fraser way, has three children and a newly-completed house. Definitely domesticated! . . . Congratulations to Win (1st Vice-President) Shilvock
(B.A. '31, B. Comm. '32) and to Darrell (Immediate
Past-President) Braidwood (B.A. '40, M.A. '41),
upon re-election and election, respectively, to Ad &
Sales Bureau, Vancouver Board of Trade. . . . More
of the same to Dr. Willard (Bill) Ireland (B.A. '33)
Victoria Vice-President, upon his election to Presidency of the B.C. Historical Societv. . . . Welcome
back to B.C. to Dave Waddell (B.A. '39, M.A. '43).
Summerland Branch please note . . . Another who
worked his way through College was Bay Carter
(B.Sc. '21), Advertising Manager of the Vancouver
Daily Province. His under grad occupation? Professional lacrosse! . . . Best wishes to Philip Kitley
(B.A. '37) now Director of School Broadcasts, c/o
fangled talk of mother or daughter buying her
clothes, not while there's a needle in the house.
After dinner, we'll take our port alone in the library, and damned be the first hussy that dares to
ask for the vote!
to the graduates of the University of British Columbia, and
cordial good wishes for 1948, which is filled with promise for
this and the years to come.
BRITISH COLUMBIA was never in healthier or more robust condition than it is today, nor has
there ever been a keener interest in what it has to offer.
We are entering a new era in which new and more exacting demands will be made upon us all.
We face a future of splendid promise for the young men and women of this generation.
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind—that this is the age of specialized knowledge,
that the key positions, the worthwhile posts, in the business and industrial world will go to those
whose minds are trained and disciplined by years of study and research, whose perceptions have
been quickened to grasp the intricacies of the new techniques.
Deputy Minister.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
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and more past. Many of them went up into the high
hills of philosophy and culture, armed with pickaxes rifled from the toolboxes of Plato, Socrates,
Winchell, Lippman and Lardner. Old Jabez got
himself a pie pan, squatted down on a sandbar by
the backwaters of human interest, and with his
varicose veins aching, panned away steadily on the
same spot. Pie came out with more gold than most;
enough to retire on, anyway.
Vaudevillian and prospector, he had still another
role; and it is in this that we remember him best:
Self-appointed warrior in our happy, foolish,
nostalgic little game of inter-faculty battle (at once
a bow to tradition and an antidote to boredom)-
Jabez stood alone as the Artsmen's David, confronting the horrid Goliath of Science. Tt was his
sling alone, at times, that separated his hapless,
culture-weakened, efete Artsmen brethren from the
snorting, stomping, red-shirted colossus of bruite
force, with its liver-shaking cries of "fee-fie-foh-
fum." But when the battle raged most fiercely, he
no longer resembled David, but rather Horatious at
the bridge, shouting: "Scienceman—the cauliflower
of modern education" while the bodies piled up in
front of him.
Well, because the Sciencemen love a fight (and
because Jabez immortalized them as the great lovers
they in truth are, in "Her Scienceman Lover") they
forgave him his cuts, his gibes, and took him to
their rough-hewn hearts. Jabez could walk through
a Science pep-meet, trailing a red sweater in the
dust behind him ,and emerge unharmed, if not unshaken.
Yes, we're burying your old Uncle Jabez today,
kiddies. As Mr. Synge suggests, there's no man at
all can be living or writing forever, and we must
be satisfied, though it hurts. So we'll knock him
together this white board coffin, you and I, and
we'll bury him in a deep grave surely—for there's
no grave deeper than the heart.
He was a good man, that Jabez. To the best of
our knowledge, his near-decade of service to the
student body brought him, by way of material reward, one bronze L.S.E. button, one gold L.S.E.
button, one large box of nuts, twenty-one Valentines, and a seat of honour at a Publications Board
Banquet. That was all he wanted, really. It was his
pleasure, he said, and he had had fun.
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language. The delegates formed a Federation of
American Women with the purpose of studying
how women can work together to promote peace.
Some of their resolutions were sent direct to the
United Nations: others were prepared for home
governments and community groups.
Continued from paqe 14
Dr. Frank Turnbull, B.A., M.I).. Physician and
Surgeon in Vancouver.
Miss Dorothy Mawdsley, B.A.. M.A.. Ph.D., Dean
of Women. U.B.C.
Mrs. J. H. (Sally) Creighton, B.A.. M.A.. Department of English, U.B.C.
Sherwood  Lett,  B.A.,  LL.D.,  Lawyer,  Vancouver.
Arthur E. Lord, B.A., Citv of Vancouver Solicitor.
Dr. A. E. (Dal) Grauer, B.A., Ph.D., President of
B.C.E.R.. Vancouver.
G. E. (Ted) Baynes, B.A.Sc, Vancouver, Past Pres.
Alumni Association, contracting engineer.
Dr. David E. Steele, B.A., M.D., Vancouver.
E. D. Fulton. B.A., Rhodes Scholar. Conservative
Member of Dominion Parliament from Kamloops.
Margaret T. Gourlay, B.A., M.A., Vancouver (Margaret Isabella  Riggs).
Walter F. Gage, B.A., M.A.. Department of Mathematics. U.B.C.
William Kaye Lamb, P..A.. M.A., Ph.D. (London),
Librarian at L-.B.C.
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the staggering feat of rhyming "lad-you-get" with
"undergraduate." In the preface to Crambambuli,
too, a nice Gilbert-&-Sullivan note, sung at the
double, was achieved:
"They say that a stimulant helps you to think,
Vive la companie.
Bring Ridington in and we'll buy him a drink,
Vive la companie. . . ."
In spite of the excellence of these lusty, gusty,
shows, one must question "Old Grad's" inference
that the other noon-hour revues were bad. Specifically, one challenges his lament about the "importation of doleful professional orchestras from
downtown." Most of these were anything but doleful. One recalls particularly the 15-piece orchestra
which descended one fine noon-hour on the campus
gymnasium, prepared to play for some obscure campaign. It was led by a toothsome, curly-haired
cherub named Bob Lyons, then intendant at the
Commodore Cabaret. Mr. Lyons and his boys had
been up late the night before, and needed stimulation. This was provided by a thoughtful theology
student who nipped over to the cafeteria, secured
several of Mr. Frank Underbill's crockery cofifee
beakers, and proceeded to lace them with stiff
jolts of gin which a chemical friend had prepared
in idle moments at the nearby laboratory. This orchestra was enlivened by a whimsical saxophone
player named Claude Hill, who had an interesting
habit: after taking his chorus (and very well, too)
he would sit back and bark while his colleagues carried on.
On many occasions Mart Kenney and His Western Gentlemen, who had recently graduated from
the Alexandra ballroom and a Walkathon at the old
Auditorium, came out to play. I remember hiring
the pleasant and mild-mannered Mr. Kenney and
his entire ensemble for a New Year's Eve fraternity
dance, for the exorbitant fee of $30—which is what
he charges you today to look at the reed on his
There were other excellent bands in attendance.
The great recruiting ground was the Beacon
Theatre, whose manager reasoned, somewhat improbably, that if students could hear them for
nothing on the campus, they would pay to see them
later at the Beacon—where, of course, you got
three features, a newsreel, and an Edgar Kennedy
comedy thrown in for your fifteen cents. From the
admirable Hastings street boite came such distinguished music makers as Gus Arnheim, Jimmy
Grier, and Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and they gave
fine professional shows. The wonder was why. They
were invariably paid off in a cup of Mr. Underbill's
cofifee and a dejected ham salad.
In this era, "swing" was considered way up
town. It was brought to the campus in pure form
by small Negro combinations, also from The Beacon, who played this strange and exciting new
music with the elaborate boredom of their craft.
It was also the age of great ballads: songs like
Irving Berlin's "How Deep Is The Ocean?" and
"Time on My Hand"; Jerome Kern's "Smoke Gets
In Your Eyes"; and Ray Noble's "Goodnight,
Sweetheart," all of which have become modern
The importation of "name" bands from downtown did not mean that there was a dearth of talent
on the campus. Far from it. Many first-class pep
shows were presented, all of them featuring Harold
King, Keith and Bernie Jackson, Sonny Richardson and Jack Emerson. Indeed, the handsome Mr.
Richardson, whose lugubrious violin was the delight
of sorority girls throughout the '30s, contrived one
of the most hilarious bits of stage business within
memory, at one such meeting. En route to the
University theatre, Mr. Richardson tarried over-
long at a downtown bistro and arrived onstage as
if walking on a mattress. This fractured the red-
shirts in the front rows, who began to heckle him.
Richardson stood this as long as he could, then
jumped to his feet, wagged his bow at them menacingly, and bellowed into the microphone: "I know
you Science bastards!" The climax to these good-
natured shenanigans came when an impish divinity
student unracked a fire hose backstage and played
it lovingly in the faces of the engineers.
Jack Emerson, the immensely talented pianist,
came to the university as a well-educated young
man and after a few illogical tilts with trigonometry
and other unlikely theories being expounded in
the grey stucco buildings over yonder, resigned
himself to the entertainment of a few cronies. These
sessions, in which his short, stubby fingers worked
delightful magic on the keyboard, took place in the
theatre pit, and were usually attended by the late
Sholto ("Hob") Marlatt, Jack Turvey, Donald
MacDonald and Christie Fletcher, all of whom subsequently required a full week's study to pass the
year-end examinations. Fletcher, an insouciant cove
who later disappeared into Australia, was a great
admirer of Emerson's and a bit of a pianist himself,
but unhappily limited to one number. This was a
tune of the times called "I Guess I'll Have to
Change My Plans," which began with the immortal
"/ guess I'll have to change my plans,
I should have realised there'd be another man;
Why did I buy those blue pyjamas,
Before the Big Affair began . . . ?"
There was another notable defection in the recollections  of "Old  Grad."  He neglected  to  identify
the author-producer-star of "The Ballet Who-ers."
His name was David Brock. He was the "Jabez"
of his day, wired for sound, and one of the greatest
wits—if not the greatest—..the campus  ever produced.
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The Graduate Chronicle FAMOUS GRAD
(Continued from page 1 1)
dians must keep our sense of humor," he twinkled.
"And not just keep it ,either, but build it up, up, up.
We've got to laugh ourselves black in the face.
Ho, ho, ho," he began, and one or two of the porters
on the platform joined in. Gorley is going to devote
a series of broadcasts to the sense of humor.
Asked if he detected any difference between
Canadian poetry and straight poetry, Gorley said
he thought he could. "Mind you, it is very subtle
and it is just beginning. We must keep it subtle but
we must get it past the beginning. It is sometimes
rather difficult. For example, in a poem I began on
the train, I wanted to get all the smells of Burrard
Inlet into it . . . water that is partly salty, copper-
paint, creosote, tidal mud, and the rest . . . yet I
had to make it smell different from Seattle or Bremerton. The C.A.A. is all for One World, but not in
creative writing. I wish the Americans didn't have
totem poles too. That is the only fault in Emily
Carr." —H. J. Y.
Alumni organizations in North America who are,
or have been operating and maintaining funds for
as long as from twenty-five to thirty years.
The University Administration certainly will be
pleased to see an increase in income for needed
special requirements. In the future, it is hoped that
the Alumni Fund will provide from $50,000 to
$100,000 yearly for the benefit of the University of
British Columbia.
(Continued from page 15)
many more have expressed their intention of doing
so in the near future, not the least of which are the
members of the Class of 1922.
Undoubtedly the establishment of a U.B.C.
Alumni Fund will fill a long required need. It is
considered that the sponsoring of the Fund is a
worthwhile project for the Alumni who will be
joining that large  and  allied  group  of  some  250
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March, 1948
Page 33 MARRIAGES . . .
Lloyd Hamlin Hobden to Andree Maillet, at Paris,
Robert   Howard   Lawrence   to   Margaret   Christine
Bernard Reed to Molle Levison.
James Ellis Owen Court to Frances Jovce Speuccr
Stephen Church  Kershaw to  I'.arbara  Moresby.
Henry   Drake   MacLachlan   to   Denise   Rosam'onde
Arnold Henry Pinkham to Doris Mav K'ead.
Frederick    Charles    Stevenson     to     Irene     Hetty
l''rerl O. Burgess to Norma   Louise   llanshcr.
Dr. 1. E. Snider to Phylliss Reta Nemetz.
David Stewart Morton to Audrey Doreen   |uttc.
Terence   Mervin   Lord   to   Helen   Christine   Ilagg-
John   Alexander   Kenmuir   to   Margot   Elizabeth
Conrad Anthony Selfe to Patricia Marv Hughes.
Norman Springate to Freda Bruce Lidster.
William    Donald    McFarland    to    Carol    Patricia
Douglas William Russell to Helen Marjori Small.
Kenneth Julian Anderson to Elizabeth Erna Lieper.
Jack Arnold Ferry to Sheila Anne McLeish.
Leon Lipson to Tony Palker—their wedding was
the first performed on the campus.
Dan  R.  Blade   (Oakland,  Calif.)   to Kathryn  Barr
(Bradshaw '18).
O. K. Miniato '46 to Dorothy Evans.
BIRTHS .  .  .
To Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Bell-Irving (Nancy Symes)
To Mr. and Mrs.
To Mr. and Mrs.
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a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs.
To Mr. and Mrs.
To Mr. and Mrs.
To Mr. and Mrs.
To Mr. and Mrs.
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To Mr. and Mrs.
To Mr. and Mrs.
To Dr. and Mrs.
Norman T. D. Bell, a son.
Arnold Cliff, a daughter.
W. H. Gaddes (Biddy MacNeill)
G. Evan Roberts, a son
Ralph Jorgensen, twins.
D. Nichols, a daughter.
M. A. Manson, a daughter.
Dwight M. Williams (Eunice Sib-
Victor Fabri, a daughter.
Walter Lind, a daughter.
D. C. Buckland, a daughter.
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To Mr. and Mrs. Dean Goard (lsabelle Sinclair) a
To Dr. and Mrs. William Chalmers, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Taylor (Betty Bol-
duc) a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ian MacDonald, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. Ferrier Ross (Doris Barton) a
To Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Smith (K. Isobel Harvey)
a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Lome C. Smith, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Don Livingston (Elizabeth Harvey) a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lunn, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Robinson (Audrey Bossy)
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