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VOLUME 14, NO. 4
WINTER, 1960
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Alumni News
4 Homecoming—1960
6 The Tours of Two Presidents
7 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Frances Tucker
12 The  University Library
—A special section to mark the opening of the Walter C.
Koerner icing of the University library. The section,
which runs from pages 12 to 21, outlines the services
available in the library.
22 Another Triumph  for the Thomases
24 More College English
—By David Brock
The section entitled "The University" begins on page 26.
Articles on the faculty, student news and the regular Sports
Summary will be found in this section.
VOLUME   14,  NO. 4
WINTER,   1960
Ceremonies to mark the
opening of the new Walter
C. Koerner wing of the University library were held
October 27 in conjunction
with fall congregation. A
special supplement on
pages 12 to 21 of this edition describes the opening
ceremony and the services
available in the revised and
enlarged version of the library.
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A.'51
Assistant  Editor: Frances Tucker, B.A/50
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President, Donovan F. Miller, B.Com.'47; past president, Mark
Collins, B.A.,B.Com.'34; first vice-president,
John J. Carson, B.A.'43; second vice-president,
Mrs. Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31; third vice-president, W. C. Gibson, B.A/33, M.Sc. M.D.,
Ph.D.; treasurer, H. Frederick Field, B.A.,
B.Com/40. Members-at-I.arge: Paul S. Plant,
B.A/49; Mrs. P. C. Macl.aughlin, B.A/41; Ben
B. Trevino, LL.B/59; Fmerson H. Gennis,
B.Com.'48; Rika Wright, B.A/33; The Hon.
James Sinclair, B.A.Sc/28. Director. A. H.
Sager.  B.A/38;  assistant  to  director,  Mrs.  W.
C. Johnstone, B.A/57; editor, James A. Banham,  B.A/51.
Norman I.. Hansen. B.S.A/53: Applied Science.
Alex H. Rome, B.A.Sc/44; Architecture, Clyde
Rowett, B.Arch/55; Arts, Vivian C. Vicary,
B.A/33; Commerce. Kenneth F. Weaver,
B.Com/49; Fducation, Paul N. Whitley, B.A.
'22; Forestry, Kingsley F. Harris. B.Com/47,
B.S.F/48; Home Economics, Anne E. Howorth,
B.H.E/52: Law. Allan D. McEachern, B.A/49,
LL.B/50; Medicine, R. S. Purkis, M.D/54;
Nursing, Margaret Leighton, B.N.(McGill);
Pharmacy, D. B. Franklin, B.S.P/52; Physical
Education, Reid Mitchell, B.P.E.'49, Ed.'55;
Science, Joseph H. Montgomery, B Sc '59-
Social Work, T. H. Hollick-Kenyon, B.A/5 1,
T. Nemetz, Q.C. B.A/34; Norman Hyland,
B.Com/34; Mark Collins, B.A.,B.Com/34.
EX OFFICIO: Branch presidents; A.M.S. president, J. David N. Edgar, 2nd Law; Students'
Council representative; graduating class president, J. David A. McGrath, B.A/60.
Gibson,   B.A/33,   M.Sc,   M.D.,   Ph.D.
Chronicle business and editorial offices:
252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office
Department,   Ottawa.
The U.B.C Alumni Chronicle is sent free
of charge to alumni donating to the annual
giving program and U.B.C. Development Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying
a subscription of $3.00 a year.
3    U.B.C.
ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Great 1'rekker award, top prize awarded by students during
homecoming, went to Harry T. Logan, former bead of the
department of classics and editor of the Alumni Chronicle,
above. Award is given to outstanding individual who has
made lasting contribution to University life. Below, Dean
Geoffrey Andrew does the honours by crowning Jane Spratt,
who was engineer's candidate, as queen of the I960 homecoming.
Happy class of 1950 members gathered in Brock Hall for their
reunion. Shown are Don Lanskail, left, dinner chairman;
Mrs. Kay (MacDonald) Puil, and Victor J. Hay. Growing
popularity of class reunions is due to energetic alumni committee headed by home economics graduate Miss Anne
GALA 1960
"The best ever."
That was the way graduates reacted to the Alumni
Association's 1960 Homecoming celebrations held October
28 and 29 in conjunction with fall congregation.
Graduates got intellectual stimulation from a speech
by British Museum director Sir Frank Francis, who came
lor an honorary degree, and from three well-attended panel
discussions on athletics. Canadian standards of scholarship
and the future of universities.
After a lunch of barbecued chicken graduates trooped
to the stadium where they saw the Thunderbirds defeat
Saskatchewan   12-0 in a Western Canadian  Intercollegiate
Reunion of the class of 1945 in International House was enlivened by cartoons done by Loise (White) Rhodes. Other
class members shown with her are, left to right: Trudy
(Livingston) Jagger, Jack Hetherington, class president; Mrs.
Rhodes, and Bob Binnie,  who co-chaired reunion committee.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI   CHRONICLE    4 Class of 1920, the second to graduate as U.B.C. students held
their fortieth reunion in the Faculty Club. Shown left to right
above are: Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, Mrs. (Beth Abernethy)
Klinck, reunion dinner chairwoman; Judge Alfred H. J.
Swencisky, Miss Janet Gilley and Judge Harry Colgan. Mrs.
Klinck is the wife of President  emeritus Leonard S. Klinck.
Old campaign banner used by U.B.C.'s present chancellor, Dr.
A. E. Grauer, when he ran for president of students council
was a talking point at 1925 reunion. Above, left to right,
are: Arthur Laing, Bert Smith, class president; Chancellor
Grauer, and Professor emeritus F. G. C Wood, honorary class
Athletic Union football game.  Class reunions and the annual homecoming ball followed in the evening.
The homecoming committee headed by graduate Barry
Baldwin put in months of planning to make it a success.
Class of 1930 met in UBC's new Buchanan building for buffet
dinner. Recalling student days are, left to right: Mrs. Mary
(McQuarrie) Newcomb, who came to the reunion from Des
Moines, Iowa; Prof. W. Robbins, class president; Mrs. Olive
(McKeown)  Broome,  and Prof.  Malcolm McGregor.
Plates at the ready the ladies' committee which planned reunion for class of 1940 prepares to eat. Left to right are:
Dodie (Hutton) Edmonds, Ray (Adamson) Armstrong, Biddy
(McNeill) Gaddes, Helen (Hann) Belkin, Rosemary (Collins)
Hope, and Isabel (Stott)  Weston.   Reunion was held in "caf."
Clustered around the 1930 Totem at reunion in Brock Hall
are seated, left to right: Mrs. Mamie (McKee) Stewart, dinner
chairwoman; Bern Brynelson, class president, and Mrs. Pauline
(McMartin) Ranta. Standing are Mrs. Kay (Milligan) Biller
and Phil Northcott.
U.B.C.   Alumni   Director
October, November and December were busy months, both
on and off campus. Alumni activities at U.B.C. are reported
elsewhere in the Chronicle. Here, a summary of events at
branch level:
Toronto. D. F. Miller, Alumni president, and the director
attended a Sunday evening get-together on October 2 at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Campbell. A very enjoyable
evening, thanks to the excellent hosts. John F. Ridington was
elected president of the branch and with a new executive of
"volunteers" is planning a program of future events.
Peterborough. In a short, nine-hour visit, on October 3,
the director was wined, dined and entertained continuously
by this well-organized 43-member branch. E. G. "Ted" Baze-
ley, retiring president, arranged the program—reception, dinner, evening social—while R. A. "Dick" Hamilton, new president, carried it through. This included for Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton a "seminar" on higher education until train departure at
2:15 a.m.
Ottawa. D. Wilson McDuffee stepped in for T. E. "Ted"
Jackson, branch president, in arranging a lively meeting of
grads at the University Club on October 4. Don Miller reported on University developments and Association activities
and this resulted in a preliminary discussion of the alumni
role at national level.
Montreal. At a very enjoyable luncheon meeting on October 5 arranged by Vincent Casson (and his efficient secretary),
the branch was reactivated under the chairmanship of Lloyd
Hobden and with a steering committee of real volunteers.
There is no lack of interest in Montreal as Douglas Wright
(former president, now in New York) found out as a result
of a questionnaire. A meeting of the steering committee was
held on October 31 and preparations are now being made for
a visit by Dr. MacKenzie on December 7. Dr. Hobden is now
president, Vincent Casson, secretary.
Dr. MacKenzie toured the Peace River and Cariboo in
mid-October, arrangements for the trip having been made by
alumni and friends at the five centres visited. James A. Banham, Chronicle editor, and the director accompanied the
Fort St. John. Every hour for three evenings and two
days (Oct. 8-11) was filled with events of interest, thanks to
Gordon Paton, his hard-working "committee" and the hospitable people of the Peace. Receptions, church services, sightseeing tours, dinner meeting, visits to the high school—a tight
schedule that even allowed for car breakdowns! Andy
Younger conducted the party on a tour of the Taylor plant,
ending with a mammoth meal in the bunkhouse.
Dawson Creek. Dougal E. McFee, supervising principal
of the South Peace senior high school, arranged dinners for
members of the party, an evening reception, Rotary luncheon,
visit to the high school, board of trade dinner, and—like Gordon Paton—personal taxi service between the two Peace River
centres. George Lindsay, superintendent of the Motor Vehicle
Licensing Bureau, visiting Dawson at the time, very generously
provided a car and driver for the long road journey to Prince
Prince George. Here, on October 12, George W. Baldwin,
branch president, was responsible for a full program including
a visit to the high school, reception at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Morrison—president of the board of trade—and
the board of trade dinner meeting followed by coffee at the
Baldwin's home. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison drove the party to
Newest hat owned by President N. A. M. MacKenzie
was presented to him at Williams Lake during recent
tour which took the president to Peace River area also.
Real 10-gallon hat was presented by Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Stevenson, extreme left and right, above.
U.B.C. graduate Lee Skipp, a Williams Lake lawyer
stands behind the president. Man at right is Mr.
Stewart Smith.
Quesnel. C. Gordon Greenwood, alumni representative
and high school principal, filled the day of October 13 with
a Rotary luncheon, high school visit, informal dinner, public
meeting sponsored by the board of trade and an evening coffee
party with alumni and friends. He also arranged transportation to Williams Lake.
Williams Lake. The final day and evening of the president's tour was very much a Stevensons' party. Doug and
Anne Stevenson arranged a Kiwanis luncheon, meetings with
high school teachers and students, informal dinner at their
home on the lake followed by a convivial social evening with
alumni and friends. And, finally, on Saturday morning, to
meet campus commitments, Doug Stevenson drove the party
all the way to Vancouver.
Too late to announce and too early to report because of
the Chronicle deadline is the tour by Don Miller, Emerson
Gennis and the director in mid-November. They will attend
alumni meetings at Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton, Vernon, Revelstoke and Kamloops
from November 10th to  18th.
Also too late and too early is the area conference on "The
University and Higher Education" being planned, as we go
to press, for Abbotsford on Saturday, December 3. Cec.
Hacker is general convenor of a planning committee representative of all Fraser Valley communities, and Emerson Gennis,
chairman of the branches and divisions committee, is board
representative for this major event.
Col. John H. Jenkins, O.B.E., BASc,
chief of the Forest Products Laboratories of Canada, was given the honorary degree of D.Sc. by Laval University
on the occasion of the annual meeting
in Quebec City of the Canadian Institute
of Forestry. The university's Faculty of
Surveying and Forest Engineering, which
is self-contained, occupies a magnificent
building on their Ste. Foy site outside
the city. Col. Jenkins was a member of
U.B.C.'s first class in forest engineering.
A. Hugo Ray, BA, has been named
one of four new Canadian appointments
to the Permanent Court of Arbitration
for a six-year term. The court was
established in 1899 to settle disputes
between countries, and is tied in with
the International Court of Justice of the
United Nations.
John J. Woods, BSA, MSA'32, has
been superannuated as superintendent of
the Saanichton Research Station, Canada
department of agriculture.
F.   P.   Levirs,   BA,   MA'31,   assistant
superintendent   of   education,   Victoria,
has   been   appointed   to   serve   on   the
Yukon committee on education.
Avis Pumphrey, BA, MA(Chic), director of the social service department, is
the instigator of a new service in the
Vancouver General Hospital which she
first saw in Montreal. A V.O.N, nurse
is now on the staff of the hospital and
at the request of the doctor she arranges
for the V.O.N, to visit the home of a
newly discharged patient to show the
family how to care for the patient and
speed his recovery.
Hugh J. Hodgins, BASc, has been
elected to the board of directors of
Crown Zellerbach Canada Limited. He
is vice-president, timber, for the company. Mrs. Hodgins is the former Hed-
wig Hillas, BASc'31.
R. Bruce Carrick, BA, Spokane county
librarian since 1950, has been appointed
Spokane city chief librarian.
W. N. Hall, BASc, president of Dominion    Tar    &    Chemical    Company
Limited,   has   been   appointed   president
of Howard  Smith  Paper  Mills  Limited.
W/C the Rev. James Dunn, CD., C
de G., BA, BD(Knox Coll.), command
chaplain of the R.C.A.F.'s Central Command, was elected moderator of the
Synod of Manitoba, Presbyterian Church
of Canada, in October.
W. D. M. Patterson, BA, is manager
of  the   Vancouver  office  of  MacLaren
Advertising Co.  Ltd.
R. Kendall Mercer, BCom, has been
appointed Alberta district manager, steel
division, for Interprovincial Steel &
Pipe Corporation Ltd., with his headquarters in Calgary. His wife is the
former Dorothy  Frances  Allan,  BA'32.
Mrs. Frank Mackenzie Ross (nee
Phyllis Gregory), D.B.E., D.St.J.,
D.M., BA, MA(Bryn Mawr), LLD
'45 winner of the Great Trekker
award and member of the Board
of Governors of U.B.C, received
the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws at the Autumn convocation
of the University of New Brunswick. Her citation read in part:
"Phyllis Gregory was endowed at
birth with brains, beauty and a
woman's instinct for economics
(which is only the Greek for good
housekeeping) . . . when war struck,
her experience and untiring efforts
averted a crisis in the sugar industry. This was the threshold of
her greatest national service. Appointed administrator of two commodities, which it is neither chivalrous nor prudent to associate with
the fair sex—oils and fats—she organized, conserved, and co-ordinated the supply of a vast range,
from lard to printer's ink, and from
beeswax to turpentine. She was
the only woman to hold the position of administrator in wartime
and hers was a splendid administration ... it may be indisputably
claimed that she is Canada's hostess par excellence, for she has
known how to 'walk with kings
nor lose the common touch'."
D. R. Clandinin, BSA, MSA'37, PhD
(Wis.), head of the poultry science division of the University of Alberta, was
elected a director on the executive of
the Poultry Science Association at the
annual meeting in Davis. California.
Allan P. Fawley, PEng., BASc, MSc
(Queen's), PhD(Calif.), has established a
consulting practice in Vancouver, after
considerable experience in mine exploration and geology in northern B.C., Manitoba, Labrador, and nearly ten years in
Tanganyika. He will specialize in economic geology, geochemistry, mining exploration and development, and, in particular, engineering geology.
Edward H. Maguire, BA, for the last
three years consul general in Hamburg,
Germany, has been transferred to Singapore as Canadian government trade commissioner.
Edwin J. Fennell, BSA, MSA'47, is
city analyst for Vancouver. His laboratory is part of the city health department, and handles work for the health,
engineering and purchasing departments,
the coroner's office, the attorney-general's
department and the fire wardens' office,
besides the sometimes spectacular work
for the police department. His assistant.
Eldon Rideout, BSA'47, MSA'49, is head
of the laboratory's toxological section.
Laurence F. Gray, BASc, now senior
project engineer at the International
Telegraph laboratories in New Jersey,
spent several weeks this fall chatting to
the Echo and Courier space vehicles over
transmitting systems designed by himself
and a colleague. Since Courier's nerve
centre was conditioned to respond only
to commands from the ground, the space
vehicle is virtually immune to deceptive
jamming. Like an obedient servant, the
satellite refuses to answer to anyone but
its master.   And its master is Mr. Gray.
Alex. B. Macdonald, BA, was elected
M.L.A. for Vancouver East in the provincial elections in September. He is a
member of the C.C.F. party, and vice-
president of its  B.C-Yukon  section.
R. G. Atkinson, BSA, PhDfTor.), has
been transferred to the Canada department of agriculture research station at
the Saanichton experimental farm on
Vancouver Island. Since leaving British
Columbia in 1941 for post-graduate
studies at the University of Toronto in
mycology and plant pathology, he has
been living in Ontario.
Ormond W. Dier, BA, who has been
first secretary in the Canadian legation
in Helsinki, Finland, for the last three
years, has been posted to Ottawa.
Mary Elizabeth Park Henderson, BA.
MA'43, BLS(Tor.), has been appointed
chief librarian at Regina College of the
University of Saskatchewan.
E. Isabel Beveridge, BA, BSW'47,
MSW(Columbia), has been appointed
supervisor of rehabilitation in the British
Columbia division of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Born in
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, daughter of a lawyer and publisher of the
weekly newspaper, the Mountaineer, she
7    U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE was blind from birth, and had all her
schooling at the Jericho Hill school for
the blind in Vancouver. After taking
her BSW and a C.N.I.B. course in home
teaching she went to St. Catharines, Ontario, as a home teacher with the
C.N.I.B., and then to the state of Maine
in a similar position. While there she
won a scholarship which enabled her to
take her master of social welfare degree
at Columbia University. In 1954 she returned to the C.N.I.B. as director of
social services in Toronto and worked
there until her Vancouver appointment.
Robert S. Whyte, BCom, has been appointed assistant general manager and
supervisor of western branches of the
Royal Trust Company with headquarters
in Vancouver. Mr. Whyte joined the
company at its head office in Montreal
in 1955 as supervisor of pension trusts.
C. S. Carroll, BA, head of the mathematics department at North Vancouver
high school, will spend the next year
teaching in Singapore, fulfilling promises
made at last year's Commonwealth Education  Conference  at  Oxford,   England.
H. M. Ellis, P.Eng., BASc, PhD(Cal
Tech), has been appointed assistant to
the vice-president, electrical design division of International Power & Engineering  Consultants  Limited.
Frank M. Francis, BASc, is senior
project engineer on the Canadair CL-44
aircraft. After holding senior positions
with Boeing, Canadian Pacific Air Lines,
and Trans-Canada Air Lines, he joined
Canadair in  1955.
Leonard G. Wannop, BASc, has been
named assistant manager of the Amuay
refinery where he has been serving as
mechanical superintendent. Amuay oil
refinery is the fourth largest in the world
and is located on the Paraguana peninsula at Amuay Bay, Estado Falcon, in
Venezuela. After graduating, Mr. Wannop served briefly with the R.C.N.V.R.,
then went to Aruba, Netherlands West
Indies with the Lago Oil and Transport
Co. Ltd. From Aruba he went to the
producing fields in Lake Maracaibo of
the Creole Petroleum Corporation, and
then to Amuay refinery. Creole Petroleum Corporation is an affiliate of the
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey).
Richard W. Fowler, BCom, with a
broker has formed the firm of Daniels
& Fowler Consultants Limited with offices in Vancouver, to represent clients
as their consultants and brokers in establishing for them group insurance, pension
plans and business insurance upon the
most favourable terms. Mr. Fowler
served for thirteen years with The Travelers Insurance Company, where he was
group manager.
Ranjit Singh Hall, BA, has become
the first native of India to be appointed
to the citizenship department. He has
been named regional liaison officer for
the department in Hamilton. He graduated in pre-medical sciences and psychology, and took additional courses in
economics and political science. In 1947
he joined the staff of the Indian government trade commissioner's office in To
ronto.   Four years  later he was posted
to the Indian High Commissioner's office
in Ottawa, where he has served until now.
Robert D. Archibald, BSA, has been
appointed vice-president and general
manager of Caldwell Linen Mills Limited.
He will be located at the company's head
office and plant in New Iroquois, Ontario. He was formerly secretary and
industrial relations manager of Dominion Textile Company.
Patrick C. Campbell, BASc, has been
appointed general manager, Eastern
Hemisphere operations, with offices in
England, for Williams Brothers Co.
Andrew Checko, BASc, has been appointed district manager of Separator
Engineering Ltd., with headquarters in
Vancouver. Mr. Checko has specialized
in filtration, industrial air handling,
ventilation and dust collection, heat exchangers and pulp and paper mill equipment. He was associated with General
Equipment Ltd. of Vancouver for ten
Earl T. English, BA, MA'50, PhD
(Western Ont.), assistant clinical pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital for
the last five years, has been appointed
head of the hospital's new micro-chemistry laboratory.
Jack Arnold Ferry, BA, BCom, formerly western marketing director for
Cockfield, Brown & Company Ltd. has
been appointed to the newly created post
of manager, western operations, for Mac-
Laren Advertising Co.  Ltd.
Robert E. Lloyd, BCom, BSA'48,
MSA'50, is head of a new department
at California State Polytechnic College,
the department of agriculture business.
He is the son of professor emeritus E. A.
Lloyd, "the Prof", former head of
U.B.C.'s  department of poultry  science.
Raymond Joseph Perrault, BA, running for political office for the first time,
was elected to the provincial legislature
for North Vancouver in the elections
this September. Mr. Perrault was elected
head of the provincial Liberal party last
year. He will have three other Liberals
with him in the legislature.
W. K. Wardroper, BCom, has been
posted from the National Defence College, Kingston, to the Canadian Embassy,
Gordon K. Goundrey, BA, MA(Tor).
of the economics department at the University of Alberta, has been sent by the
United Nations to Ceylon for a year as
an expert in economic planning. He has
had experience as an economist in Ontario's finance department, and was also
provincial economist for Newfoundland.
James M. MacAulay, BEd, MA(St.
Louis), having completed his master's
degree in psychology, is now dean of
studies and director of the teacher-training program at Notre Dame University
College, in Nelson.
Dr. Edwin Pfeiffer, MA, professor of
physiology at Montana State University,
joined with two Canadian nuclear physicists, Dr. Fred Kelly and Dr. George
Griffiths, to advocate a permanent ban
on nuclear testing before a large audience
in  Vancouver.   The  meeting  was  spon
sored by the B.C. Committees on Radiation Hazards and was chaired by Dr.
Hugh Keenleyside, BA'20, MA,PhD
(Clark), LLD'45, chairman of the national committee.
John S. Tener, BA, MA'52, PhD'60,
of the Canadian Wild Life Service, Ottawa presented as his PhD thesis "A
study of the muskox (ovibos moschatus)
in relation to its environment." He is
the brother of R. H. Tener, BA'47, MA
'56, PhD(London), recently appointed to
the department of English, and Gordon
M. Tener, BA'49. MS.PhD(Wisconsin).
of the department of biochemistry.
Peter Culos, BCom. recently with a
winery in California as manager, marketing research, has joined the advertising
firm of James Lovick & Co. Ltd. in
Janette I. Gibson, BA, BLS(Tor.), took
up her appointment as assistant librarian
of the Parkland Regional Library in Alberta September 1.
Peter L. Hepher, BA. previously with
the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and the
Lethbridge Herald, has been appointed
chief editorial writer of The Albertan in
Alan B. Macfarlane, LLB, was elected
to the provincial legislature from Oak
Bay in the September election. He is
one of four Liberals elected.
James G. Noel, BA, former manager
of the Upper Fraser and Sinclair Sawmills, has been appointed general manager of the southern district mills of
National Forest Products, located in the
Okanagan  and  Similkameen  valleys.
Donald  A.  Chant,  BA,  MA'52,   PhD
(London), was appointed officer in charge
of the Canada department of agriculture
research laboratory at Vineland, Ontario, on September 1. He has been on
the staff of the Entomology Research
Institute for Biological Control at Belleville since  1956.
John E. Holdsworth, BASc, has been
appointed plant manager for Canadian
Park & Tilford Ltd. He joined the new
Canadian distilling organization as plant
engineer in 1956.
C. E. (Cec) Law, BA, interrupted his
Phd studies to do research for the Defence Research Board and stayed until
he joined C-I-L in April as operations
research manager at head office in Montreal.
Sheila O'Connell, BA, MA(Columbia),
of the Faculty of Education, U.B.C, has
won a $2500 scholarship for advanced
study from Delta Kappa Gamma, international honour society for women
James M. Sandison, BA, MA'53, has
been appointed an instructor in the English department, University of Saskatchewan.
Gordon V. Cave Baum, BA, chartered
accountant, is resident manager of the
new office of Pickard, Crawford & Co.,
opened in Westview, B.C.
Harry C. McKay, LLB, was elected
Liberal member of the legislature for
Fernie in the provincial elections September   12.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    8 A.  F.  Dorothy McPhillips,  BA,  BLS
(Tor.), has been appointed chief librarian
at the North Vancouver Centennial Library. Miss McPhillips, who had her
own radio program as a singer before
the war, took formal library training
after serving as a librarian with the
CWAC Prior to this appointment she
was a children's librarian with the Vancouver Public  Library.
Peter Steckl, BA, AMLS(Mich.), has
been appointed assistant librarian at the
University of Saskatchewan. He was
previously librarian with the radio and
electrical engineering division of the National Research Council, Ottawa.
Harvey A. Buckmaster, BSc(Alta.),
MA, PhD'56, who has been lecturing
and carrying on research in the physics
department of the University of Alberta
in Edmonton, has been transferred to the
Calgary branch of the university.
Kenneth L. Burke, BA. LLB'58, is
touring Canada as a foreign service officer with the department of citizenship
and immigration before going to Europe
as a visa attache. His brother. Louis
Burke, BA'51. is assistant commercial
secretary for Canada in Sydney. Australia.
Donald G. Irvine, BA, MA'54, is now
studying the relationships between metabolic patterns and various mental illnesses, having discontinued his studies
toward a PhD in biology at the University of Saskatchewan. For the past
two years he has been research biochemist of the Psychiatric Research Unit
at the Saskatchewan Hospital, North
Battleford. The unit, consisting of a
psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker,
biochemist, research nurse and a laboratory technician, applies a multi-disciplinary approach to the problems of
mental illness. The unit has special facilities including a study ward, an experimental therapy ward, an animal colony,
and an up-to-date biochemistry laboratory geared especially to micro-techniques.
Bruce E. McKay, BCom, has been appointed sales manager, Caldwell Linen
Mills Ltd., Iroquois, Ontario. He joined
Dominion Textile Co. Ltd.. the parent
firm, in  1952.
Barrie C. Flather, BA, MD'59, has
been recommended for a George Medal
by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers'
Union for his recent emergency amputation of a trapped miner's arm in Britannia mine. Under hazardous conditions
he crawled 50 feet through the rescue
tunnel to operate with a small pair of
scissors on the mangled arm.
Darrell D. Jones, LLB,  has been  appointed    Vancouver's    new   deputy    city
prosecutor.   He  has been on the prosecutor's staff for seven years.
Gerard George Duclos, BCom, MBA
'60, has been appointed assistant professor in the Faculty of Business Administration by the University of New
Hugh J. G. Greenwood, BASc. MASc
'56, PhD(Princeton), has been appointed
to the Carnegie Geophysical  Laboratory
in Washington, D.C, where he will be
engaged in research on high-pressure
phase equilibria.
Stanley A. Kanik, BASc, has been appointed petroleum lands evaluation officer on the oil and gas administration
staff of the resources division, northern
administration branch, Department of
Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa.
John G. Myers, BSF, is at Northwestern University working towards a
doctorate in business administration. He
spent the summer in Egypt with a group
of American professors who were teaching on a management training program.
J. Kenneth Ross, BA, will be setting
up the first American sales branch for
Cooper Widman Ltd.. in New York this
James N. Campbell, BA, MSc'57, PhD
(Chicago), has been appointed to the
staff of the University of Alberta as
assistant professor  in  microbiology.
H. Ronald Hurov, BSA. agricultural
officer with the department of agriculture in Jesselton, North Borneo, for the
past four years, has returned to this
continent to take post-graduate study in
the United States. While in Borneo Mr.
Hurov developed a new. cheaper method
of budding rubber plants, and in the
course of his duties discovered evidence
of a prehistoric civilization, hitherto unknown.
Eric W. Mountjoy, BASc, PhD(Tor)
in geology, is with the Geological Survey of Canada, doing field work during
the summer in the Alberta Rocky mountains.
Capt. Tony T. Baba, BASc, with 3
Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers, has been posted to Fort Churchill,
John D. Bossons, BA, working towards
a PhD in economics and a doctorate of
business administration at Harvard Business School, has been given a $2800
Ford Foundation fellowship for 1960-61.
Lome D. R. Dyke, BCom, for the
past three years assistant commercial
secretary in Athens, Greece, has been
transferred to Boston, Massachusetts. He
is the author of an article on advertising
in Greece in the October 8 issue of
Foreign Trade.
Robert D. Jackson, BA, has been appointed to the department of external
affairs as foreign service officer  1.
Hugh D. Kirk, BSA. MSA(Sask.), of
Colonsay, Saskatchewan, has been appointed to the department of agriculture
to be in charge of field supervision of
lands  administered  by   the  department.
Roland W. Lauener, MD. has won a
$4000 Schering medical research fellowship. He is working under Dr. H. W.
Mcintosh in the department of medicine
on assay methods of thyroid stimulating
Donald IN'. Abbott, BA. after completing post-graduate work at the University of London Institute of Archaeology, has been appointed assistant anthropologist. Victoria Provincial Museum.
Paul Romeril, BA, having completed
his post-graduate studies in Arabic and
the Mid-East at the University of Istanbul, McGill Institute of Islamic Studies
and Harvard, has been appointed third
secretary and vice-consul at the Canadian
embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
Peter N. H. Brooks, BASc. is one of
two Canadians among 16 young engineers awarded a Guggenheim fellowship
in fields related to the flight sciences.
He will work towards his doctorate at
the Guggenheim jet propulsion center.
California  Institute  of Technology.
S. Wayne Hubble, BA. BAfHons.)
(Oxon), Rhodes scholar for B.C. in 1958.
has been appointed to the department
of external affairs. He will spend the
next year in Ottawa.
Mrs. David Huntley, (nee Gael Stott.
BSc, MSc'59), studying post-graduate
biochemistry at Oxford, has won another
scholarship from the Commonwealth
Scholarship Commission. David Huntley, BASc'57. MASc'59, whom she married in London in June, is also at Oxford where he is studying electronics,
also on a scholarship.
Karl H. Dau, BASc in engineering
physics, is working towards his master's
degree at the Institute of Aerophysics.
University of Toronto, on a Canadian
International Air Show scholarship,
where he has already made outstanding
contributions in the field of vertical takeoff and ground-effect machines.
David W. Brown, BASc. has been
awarded an Athlone fellowship for postgraduate work in electrical engineering
at Imperial College. London. Mrs.
Brown, the former Catriona Downie,
BSP'59. and their baby son accompanied
Donald Allan Cameron, BA. winner
of a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and
the Beta Theta Pi Founders' Fund
scholarship, is starting post-graduate
studies in English literature at Berkeley.
California. Mrs. Cameron (nee Catherine
Ann Warrender, BA'60) will do post-
graduate work in psychology. Mr.
Cameron is the son of the late Dr. Maxwell Cameron.
David Wade Henderson, BSc. who received an unprecedented "honourable
mention" as runner-up for this year's
Governor-General's gold medal, has
chosen a Massachusetts Institute of Technology scholarship and is doing postgraduate work in chemistry there.
C. Robert James, BASc(Hons.), and
Donald R. McDiarmid, BASclHons.i. are
working towards the master's degree in
the microwave field under Dr. G. B.
Walker, research professor in the department of electrical engineering.
James D. Jamieson, MD, who headed
his class in medicine, was one of two
Canadians named to a four-year fellowship with the Rockefeller Institute for
graduate studies in New York. He
started there in September.
Jocelyn T. King, BHE. is with the
Quebec department of agriculture as
home economics director of the Quebec.
Women's Institutes.
BCom'49, (nee BARBARA BELL,
BCom'45), a daughter, in Manila,
BA'39, MA'43, (nee CATHERINE
CARR, BA'39), a son, Michael Francis, June 1, 1960, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
BA'57, a son, John Clelland, October
9,   1960, in Brantford,  Ontario.
BA'47, MA'58), twins, Douglas Martin
and Janet Marie, July 6, 1960, in Vancouver.
KENT, BEd'60), a son, Paul George,
August 7, 1960, in Vancouver.
BA'55, MA'58, PhD(Columbia), a
daughter, Kristin Marie, March 2,
1960, in New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
BA'53, a daughter, Barbara Leigh,
September 10, 1960, in Toronto.
MID, BA'54, a daughter, Megan
Claire, July 10, 1960, in Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.
ANN LEWIS, BA'53), a daughter,
Madelyn Jane, September 5, 1960, in
BSP'59), a son, Edmund Andrew, September 24,  1960, in Penticton.
BCom'57, a daughter, Sara, September 2, 1960, in Vancouver.
(SANDY) PEEL, BCom'59, (nee
daughter, Laurie Ann, July 10, 1960,
in Montreal, P.Q.
ROLFE, BCom'57, (nee SHEILA
MADDEN, BA'55), a daughter, Valerie
Louise, October 1, 1960, in Vancouver.
MD'58, (nee MARILYN JOAN ROBSON, BA'56), a daughter, Susan Joyce,
February 19, 1960, in New York, N.Y.,
BASc'41, MASc'42, PhD(Harvard), a
son, James Ralph, September 12, 1960,
in Calgary, Alberta.
ALLEN-PEARCEY. George Willough-
by Allen to Marilyn Ruth Pearcey,
BSA'60, in Vancouver.
Francis Raymond Ashworth, BA'59, to
Frieda Helen Giesbrecht, in Vancouver.
ATKINSON-NORMAN. G 1 e n f o r d
Thomas Atkinson, BSc'58, to Patricia
Prette Norman, in Port Kells.
BAJUS-HENDERSON. Douglas William
Bajus, BA'50, to Anita Louise Henderson, BA'50, BSW'54, in Vancouver.
BATTLE-HODGINS. Charles Tucker
Battle, BASc'60, to Jane Hillas Hodgins, BHE'60, in Vancouver.
BOOTH-GOUDY. John Hodgson Booth,
BA'56, MD'60, to Elizabeth Goudy,
BA'56, in Vancouver.
Osborne Bowker, BA'59, to Mary
Charlotte Haig-Brown, BA'60, in
Campbell River.
Bretall to Norah Margaret Turnbull,
BA'57,  in Vancouver.
Donald Bridgman, BASc'59, to Janice
Katherine  Maclean,  in Vancouver.
BROWN - DUNNETT. Charles Jewell
Brown, BA'51, to Mrs. Elsie Alene
Dunnett, in Vancouver.
BROWN-FORBES. John David Warren
(Jay) Brown, BCom'60, to Carolyn
Forbes, in Vancouver.
BURR-SAMPSON. Lawrence Herbert
Burr, BA'58, to Margaret Carole Sampson, in Vancouver.
Cameron, BA'59, to Marilyn Ann
Grant, in Vancouver.
CARLE-LARSEN. Ralph Connor Carle
Jr. to Rita Ann Larsen, BSN'58, in
Cavaye, BCom'59, to Jeanne Siretta
Davidson, BCom'60, in New Westminster.
COE-TOLHURST. John Edward Coe,
BSA'54, to Shirley Elizabeth Tolhurst,
in Penticton.
COOK-SHARP. Donald Charles Cook,
BCom'59, to Thelma Lillian Sharp,
BEd'58, in Vancouver.
Arthur Copping, BASc'60, to Joan
Emma Albinson, in Vancouver.
COX-HOWE. Brian Douglas Cox to
Pamela Mary Howe, BEd'59, in Vancouver.
COX-MILLER. Raymond Lee Cox, BA
'57, to Avril Elaine Miller, in Vancouver.
CUE-JONES. Arthur Geoffrey Cue, BA
'50, BSW'53, MSW'60, to Dorene
Jones, in Vancouver.
DANE-HOYLAND. Michael M. Dane
to Barbara Frazer Hoyland, BA'59, in
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, U.S.A.
DICK-HALE. Charles William Dick,
BA'59, to Gwendolyn Mary Hale,
BEd'60, in Vancouver.
DICKENS-TRENCH. Robin Blakeway
Dickens, BSF'52, to Bridget Wray
Trench, in London, England.
DODD-SACKETT. William Alan Hamilton Dodd, MD'60, to Suellen Sackett,
in Vancouver.
DURRANT-SHEARMAN. Wilfred Leslie Durrant to Jacqueline Shearman,
BPE'49, in Victoria.
George Eltherington, BA'57, to Diane
Joan Lefever, in Vancouver.
EMERY-ALDEN. Edward Howard Alan
Emery, BA'55, to Rosemary Selma
Alden, BA'55, BSW'56, in Vancouver.
ENGLESBY-MacLEAN.     Ralph    Eldon
Englesby to Mary Elizabeth MacLean.
BA'57, in Penticton.
ESTRIN-KURTZ.   Teviah  Louis  Estrin,
BCom'59, to Rebecca Isabell Kurtz, in
FAY-OATES.      George     Robert     Fay,
BCom'59,  to Wendy  Kathleen  Oates,
in Vancouver.
FLNNIGAN-KUDINA.   A.  P.  Finnigan
to   Irene   Agnes   Kudina,   BA'59,   in
FRASER-FINDLAY. John Allen Fraser,
LLB'54, to Catherine Rose Findlay, in
Carleton Place, Ontario.
FRENCH-SCOTT.     Kevin   Anthony
French to Sandra Hilda Louisa Scott,
BPE'59, in Hinton, Alberta.
GENSER-KORBIN. Joel Joseph Genser,
BCom'60, to Janet Ruth Korbin, in
Giegerich, BASc'55, to Patricia Mae
Bown, in London, England.
GLADWELL-REE. John Stuart Glad-
well to Gail Aldyen Ree, BEd'60, in
GUILE-MacKAY. Robert Henry Guile.
BA'55, LLB'56, to Mary Barbara MacKay, in Vancouver.
HANCOCK-TOREN. Peter Julian Hancock to Eleanor Roberta Toren, BA'58,
in  Ontario.
Hawbolt, BASc'60, to Roberta Clara
Vida Black, in Vancouver.
Hebenton, BA'57, BA, BCL (Oxon.),
to Shirley Ann Lynch, in Vancouver.
McLeod Henderson, BCom'60, to
Sharon Lenore Morrison, in Vancouver.
HICKEY-LEUCHTE. Lawrence Duane
Hickey to Annemarie Leuchte, BA'54,
BSW'56, in Caulfeild.
HOLLAND-GUNEM. Fred Charles Holland, BASc'56, MSc (Stanford), to
Beatrice I. Gunem, in Osseo, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
HURT-MUIR. Howard Roger Hurt,
BA'60, to Penelope Ann Muir, in Vancouver.
IRWIN-McNEILL. William Grant Irwin, BASc'56, to Maureen Naomi McNeill,  BA'57,  BSW'59,  in Vancouver.
JOHNSTON - NYE. Thomas Richard
Johnston, BASc'59, to Judith Margaret
Nye, in Vancouver.
KEARNEY-HARRINGTON. James Edward Kearney. BASc'58. to Ernestine
Shirley Harrington, in Vancouver.
KEE-CHONG. Sammy Kee Jr., BCom
'59, to Shirley Shu Ying Chong, BHE
'58, in Vancouver.
KILLAM-COLLINS. David Lawrence
Killam, BASc'59, to Alma Elaine Collins, in Vancouver.
KRIEG-BROWN. George Karl Krieg to
Catherine Elizabeth Brown, BSP'52,
in Vancouver.
KYLLO-KIDDOO. David Edward Kyllo
to Margaret Vanceline Kiddoo, BHE
'55, in Langley.
LAIRD-MANSON. Alexander Sinclair
Laird to Barbara Joan Manson, BHE
'55, in Singapore.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     lO LAURIENTE-PARMLEY. Thomas William Lauriente, BASc'56, to Margaret
Jean Parmley, BHE'57, in Vancouver.
LEE-MacKENZIE. Douglas Claude Lee,
BA'54, to Sheila Edith MacKenzie, in
Allan Livingstone, BA'60, to Shirley
Irene Harbord, in Vancouver.
Alexander McCurrach. BSA'58. to
Ellen Isabella McKinnon, in New
MacDonald, BA'58, MA'60, to Lea
Margaret Pearson, in Vancouver.
MacFarlane, BSF'60, to Shirley Joan
Conley, in New Westminster.
McGRAW - KILLAS. Robert William
McGraw, MD'60, to Alice Elizabeth
Killas, in Vancouver.
MacINTYRE-BURKE. Peter Wellington
Maclntyre, BPE'60, to Elizabeth Adele
Burke, in Thorold, Ontario.
MacKENZIE-GROVES. Patrick Thomas
MacKenzie, BA'54. MA(Cantab.). to
Eileen Anne Groves, in London, England.
Ewart McLennan to Sheila Margaret
Horton, BPE'57, in Vancouver.
MacLEOD-BUTCHART. Douglas Man-
sell MacLeod, BASc'54, to Edith Linda
Butchart, in Meaford, Ontario.
MAIR-McKILLOP. Robert James Mair.
BCom'59, LLB'60, to Merren Ross McKillop, BA'60, in Vancouver.
Milne, BA'56, MSc'60, to Nancy Leona
Witherly, BA'60, in Vancouver.
MONEY-THOMAS. Gordon Joseph
Money to Margaret Joan Thomas,
BEd'58, in Vancouver.
MOSELEY-FARRIS. Eric Peter Graham
Moseley, LLB'59, to Gretchen Keirstead Farris, in Vancouver.
MURRELL-STEELE. George O s r i c
Murrell, BA'59, to Mary Elizabeth
Anne (Betsy Anne) Steele, in Vancouver.
NICHOLLS-PRATT. Jack Ivan Nicholls.
BE(Auckland), MASc'60. to Irene
Pratt, in Vancouver.
O'BRIEN - MIWA. William James
O'Brien, BA'56, to Dorothy Yoko
Miwa, BA'57, in Vernon.
Overgaard, BASc'60, to Helen Caroline Collver, in Vancouver.
Partridge, BCom'59, to Maxine Muir,
in Vancouver.
PEW-WALSH. Colin Gibson Pew,
BCom'55, to Victoria Margaret (Peggy)
Walsh, in Vancouver.
REYNOLDS-D'ARCY. John James Reynolds, BCom'59, LLB'60, to Patricia
Eileen D'Arcy, in New Westminster.
RICHARDS-DUNBABIN. Albert Edward (Ab) Richards, BSA'23, DSc'49,
to Margaret Dunbabin, in Ottawa.
Richards, BA'52, to Barbara MacKinnon Paul, in Vancouver.
RINALD-GOLD. Stephen Melvyn Rin-
ald, BCom'60, to Lily Penelope Gold,
in Powell River.
RODGERS-THOMSON. Douglas Howard Rodgers. BA'60. to Barbara Jean
Thomson, in West Vancouver.
ROLPH-LANDER. James Frank Rolph
to Barbara Ann Lander, BA'58, in
ROSS-HARROP. Rae Alexander Ross.
LLB'60. to Sheila Joan Harrop, BA'60,
in Vancouver.
Alexander Russell to Patricia Anne
Blankenbach, BA'56,  in Vancouver.
Shipp, BASc'60, to Christine Henrietta
Caldwell, in Vancouver.
SMITH-DURHAM. Kenneth Robert
Smith, BSA'59, to Sharon Lynne Durham, BA'60. in Port Moody.
Stelzl. BA'58. to Ann Heinzman, in
STRIDE-HUNT. Terence Leonard
Stride. BA'54, BEd'58, to Eleanor
Anne Hunt, in Bowdon, Cheshire. England.
Murray Sutherland. R.C.N.. to Lieut.
Shirley Joyce Estelle Hill, BHE'48,
R.C.N., in Esquimalt.
TAYLOR-HARVIE. Martin Rapson
Taylor to Carolyn Frances Harvie,
BSN'51, in Vancouver.
TOWGOOD - HAGGART. Dennis Arthur Towgood, BASc'60, to Jean Margaret Haggart, in Vancouver.
ashi Wakabayashi. BASc'58, to Yoshi-
mi Yvonne Tasaka, in Vancouver.
WALKER-SMITH. Leonard George
Walker. BA'57, MSc'59, to Sarah Margaret Smith, BSc'60, in Nanaimo.
Wolfe, BCom'58. LLB'59, to Harriett
Dashevsky, in Winnipeg.
WOOD-BARTON. Neil Arthur Wood,
BASc'58, to Marilyn Jean Barton, in
Dr. Marianne Jetter, assistant professor
in the department of German, died October 24 in Boston, Massachusetts, following a lengthy illness. She was forty-
Born in Budapest, Dr. Jetter received
her schooling in Vienna. She studied at
the University of Vienna and after receiving the degree of doctor of jurisprudence in 1935 was for two years probation officer of the juvenile court of
Vienna. In 1939 due to conditions under
the Hitler regime, she came to Canada
with her two small children. Her husband, who followed her, was lost in the
sinking of the Athenia.
Dr. Jetter received her diploma in social work from U.B.C. in 1942 and was
for two years case worker for the Family
Welfare Bureau and the T.B. social service department. In 1945 she was appointed to the staff of the department of
German as instructor and obtained her
M.A. from Stanford University in 1948.
She was active in many local and national
organizations both in the field of modern
languages and in social work.
Dr. Joyce Hallamore, head of the department of German. U.B.C, said of
her: "She will be remembered by all who
knew her for her strong sense of duty,
her warm generosity and her great courage."
Dr. Jetter is survived by her husband.
Joseph Jetter of Vancouver, whom she
married in 1950; by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Weiss, Seattle, and by two
daughters, Mrs. Albert Ezzy (Suzanne E.
Lourie, BA'55), and Miss Brigitte Lourie.
Dr. Kannosuke Mori, designer of the
new Japanese garden at U.B.C, died October 18 in Osaka, Japan, following a
brain hemorrhage. He was 66 years old.
Dr. Mori was one of Japan's foremost
landscape architects and a lecturer at
Chiba University, Japan's leading school
of architecture, which he joined after
studying landscape architecture in the
U.S. and Germany during the thirties.
He came to U.B.C. in March, 1959, as a
visiting professor to supervise construction of the Nitobe Memorial Garden, and
remained until July of this year. Dr.
Mori was scheduled to go to India October 30 to supervise the construction of
two Japanese gardens there. He is survived bv his wife.
Mrs. H. C. Giegerich (Catherine Easter-
by Maynard), BA, wife of Henry Giegerich, BASc'24, died suddenly in Vancouver in July at the age of 61. Since
her husband's retirement from the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. in
Trail, they had been living at Ganges on
Salt Spring Island. She is survived by
her husband and four children, among
them Mrs. John K. Sloan (Peggy Giegerich, BA'48) and Henry M. Giegerich.
BASc'52. Her sister Margaret Maynard,
BA'17, of the College of Education, died
last winter.
Percy M. Barr, BASc, DSc'45. died
after a long illness in Berkeley, California,
on August 27. He was professor of
forestry at the University of California,
where he had been since 1932. He is
survived by his wife, four sons and two
daughters, and a sister, Mrs. M. S. Blackburn in New Westminster. Dr. Barr was
born in Connecticut.
Elfrida Pigou, BA. died late in July
with three other mountain climbers in
an accident on Mount Waddington.
Elfrida Pigou had in recent years
created a legend for herself among mountaineers. She first began to climb after
the war and soon joined the Alpine Club.
From 1949 she was embarked on a climbing career that was to give her a wide
knowledge of mountain areas of B.C.
and Washington and to establish an unusual record of ascents as a woman
climber. For long a faithful member of
the Mountain Rescue Group, she was
always out with the searchers in an emergency on Mount Seymour or on other
mountains, and for her services the Humane Society honoured her with a number of citations. It was she who found
the wreckage of the lost TCA plane on
Mount Slesse in 1957. She leaves her
father and a brother in North Vancouver.
1  1     U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE The  University Library
A  special supplement to  mark
the opening of the  new  Walter  C.
Koerner wing of the   University  library
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     12 From the front U.B.C.'s library now has a
balanced look as shown in picture on opposite page.
The new wing doubles the seating capacity of the
building.  From the rear, above, soaring concrete
columns, illuminated at night, enclose
future library stacks.
In 1924 the library was under construction in the
wilderness of Point Grey and was barely
recognizable under a network of scaffolding.   The
railivay line to be seen running in front of
the building led to the bluffs of Point Grey where
building materials were unloaded from scows.
The New Library
A new and revised edition of the University library
awaited faculty and students when they returned to classes
in mid-September. During the summer studying students
either stalked out or sat stoically while the shouts of workmen and the rattle of jack hammers disturbed the Point
Grey calm. Returning students barely recognized the 35-
year-old building. The tables in the main concourse had
been replaced by the filing cabinets containing the more
than a million index cards listing books by author, title and
subject and the fine arts reading room had expanded into
what was once the Garnet Sedgewick reading room. Dr.
Sedgewick's name is now memorialized in the Garnet
Sedgewick Humanities reading room on the ground floor
of the north wing. The Ridington room on the second
floor of north wing remained and is now a reading room
for the social sciences. Gone was the reserve book
reading room which is now part of the processing divisions
for the library.
First year students had a brand new college library
to explore in the new south wing which has been named for
Walter C. Koerner who contributed a quarter of the cost
of the $1,710,458 addition. Other funds came from the
Canada Council and the provincial government. Science
students quickly discovered that a spacious new reading
room had been created for them off the main concourse
and on the top floor graduate students and scholarly professors pursued their research in the stillness of the division of
special collections.
On the following pages readers will find an account of
the opening ceremony and details of the new services in the
Walter C. Koerner wing.
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Official opening of the Walter C. Koerner wing of the
University library took place October 27 when the key
to the building was presented to Chancellor A. E.
Grauer (center, above) by David Hickman, of the firm
of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, University architects.
Dr. Grauer, in turn, presented it to U.B.C. librarian
Neal Harlow, right. At left, the chancellor and Mr.
Harlow are shown with Dr. Louis B. Wright, director
of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C,
who spoke at the opening ceremony and presented to
the University the first four Shakespeare folios which
were on display in the showcase at right.
Opening Night at the New Library
The opening of the Walter C. Koerner wing of the
University library was linked with U.B.C.'s fall congregation which took place on October 27. At the congregation
the honorary degree of doctor of letters (D. Litt.) was conferred on two of the world's leading librarians — Dr.
Louis B. Wright, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library and Sir Frank C. Francis, director and principal librarian of the British Museum in London, England.
Despite the weather — many said it was the wettest,
darkest day in the history of fall congregations — the
science reading room of the new wing was nearly full
that evening for the opening ceremony, which doubled
as the fall meeting of the Friends of the University Lib
rary. The key to the building passed from a representative of the University architects to Chancellor Grauer to
U.B.C. librarian Neal Harlow; Mr. Kenneth Caple, president of the Friends and President N. A. M. MacKenzie
spoke briefly, and Roy Daniells, head of the English department introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Wright. (Excerpts from his speech are on pages 16 to 18).
The following day the Senate library committee and
the B.C. Library Association sponsored a symposium during which the new services of the library were explained
and that evening Sir Frank Francis gave the keynote
homecoming address sponsored by the library and the
Alumni Association.
Tailored to meet the particular
needs of students in their first two
years, the new college library provides
—at ground level and easy of access—
a collection of essential, useful, and
apposite books to ease and induce the
use of the library in introductory
courses. Here are books for assigned
reading and on suggested reading lists,
background books, and material to
stimulate and widen the interests of
beginning students. An "open" collection, it will be increased in size to
40,000 volumes — all duplicates of
material in the main library and always supplementary to it — and is
meant to become the finest library of
its kind between Cape Race and
Nootka Sound.
A handsome and well laid-out section of the new Walter Koerner wing,
it includes, in addition to a brightly
lighted book stack, two levels of reading rooms, nearly five hundred individual study tables, and daylight
reading conditions around the clock.
Quietness is emphasized by careful design, and all of these inducements to
study are fully reinforced by a capable
staff and growing book stock.
Privacy is not often found in large
reading rooms, but planned traffic
patterns, visual screens which set off
but do not enclose, a variety of surfaces to absorb sound, high level
lighting with few contrasts, and the
stimulation which color can effect
have produced throughout the new
wing an atmosphere for study which
students have apparently accepted
with willingness.
How Students Use
the New
College Library
The pictures on this page illustrate
how first and second year students use
the College Library. Above, first year
education student Minerva Fossen
confers with Miss Eleanor Cock,
librarian in the College Library, who
explains how books may be found. At
left Minerva checks the card catalogue for the Library and then finds
her book on the shelves, lower left.
Having found the book she wants
Minerva then finds a seat on the floor
ot the College Library where she sits
at an individual desk where there are
a minimum of distractions.
15    U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE A university library is
a place of study for the faculty
and a place for students
to cultivate their minds
and the
of learning
By Dr. Louis B. Wright
To say that education in the past generation has undergone a revolution is to utter a platitude. As in other revolutions, what happened has not pleased everybody. But one
change with which few can find fault has been the widespread diffusion of education at the postgraduate level,
which presupposes a diffusion of the sources of knowledge
and learning.
In our grandfathers' time, an Englishman had to have
the cachet of an honors degree from Oxford or Cambridge
to be accepted in the academic world. An American of the
same period would be expected to have a Ph.D. from
Heidelberg or Gottingen to attain the highest academic
prestige in the United States. In our fathers' time, Harvard
and Johns Hopkins University has superseded the imperial
German universities as places which could train college
and university teachers. Yale, Princeton, and Columbia
lagged a little behind.
But in our time we have seen a remarkable transformation. Literally scores of universities on both sides of the
Atlantic are providing distinguished graduate training.
Advanced education is no longer a monopoly of a half-
dozen institutions.
This development was inevitable, for no great nation
can depend upon only two or three universities for its
leadership, academic or otherwise. Great as are Harvard,
Yale, Columbia, and Princeton, they cannot provide sufficient leadership for the whole of the United States.
Distinguished as are Oxford and Cambridge, and significant
as are their traditions and influence, they too are no longer
capable of supplying all of the intellectual leadership that
Great Britain requires. Indeed, to an outside observer in
Great Britain today, one of the most significant educational
developments taking place is the advance of the provincial
universities to positions of prominence and eventual influence. Not even the Establishment can subsist indefinitely
on the supply of leaders that it gets from the older universities. Some day one may even see a graduate of Nottingham or Leicester in the Foreign Office.
Coincidental with the development of new first-class
universities there has been of course a diffusion of first-
class scholars. Men, not buildings, make a university. No
amount of brick, mortar, and steel can make an important
university without first-class scholars. The university must
also create an environment of learning that will keep its
scholars happy and busy at the research which is their
lifeblood. Few sponsors of the most provincial universities
are so benighted today that they think a university is a
matter of buildings and publicity. A university is a community of scholars working at their specialities. Fortunately, distinguished and devoted scholars can be found
throughout the academic world and are no longer concentrated in only a few places.
This widespread diffusion of scholars is a modern
phenomenon. There was a time when every scholar and
scientist in the United States yearned for one of the Ivy
The speech reproduced on these pages was delivered at the official opening of the Walter C. Koerner
wing of the library on October 28 by Dr. Louis B.
Wright, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in
Washington, D.C. Dr. Wright received an honorary
degree at fall congregation.
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     16 League institutions just as every British scholar yearned
for a post at Oxford or Cambridge as an earthly paradise.
A call to Harvard, let us say, was the reward that crowned
years of grubbing in some academic purgatory in the middle
west. Today middle-western or far-western institutions on
occasion may outbid Harvard or some other Ivy League
institution. In Great Britain, some of the ablest men are
not at Oxford and Cambridge but are adding distinction to
the so-called red brick universities. Intellectual accomplishment is no longer a tightly held monopoly. Today in nearly
every region of the English-speaking world, one can find
communities of scholars and scientists who are creating
universities that provide advanced education on the highest
level and make significant contributions to knowledge.
This remarkable development could not have taken
place without a parallel growth of libraries. Indeed the
growth of libraries has been so phenomenal that some
academic administrations profess alarm at the magnitude of
the problem of finding houseroom for all the books that
their faculties and students require. The Ford Foundation
has even set up an organization known as the Council on
Library Resources, Inc. to try to solve some of the problems
faced by libraries and to comfort academic administrations
who fear that their libraries are about to overwhelm them.
Actually there has been a good deal of needless hysteria
about the cost of libraries. Not many universities spend
half enough on their libraries, which are the heart and
center of their operation. Without adequate libraries they
cannot call themselves institutions of learning, regardless
of the size of their stadiums and the number of their football victories.
The growth of libraries in the western hemisphere in
a little more than a century represents a tremendous dispersal of books from the Old world to the New. This sort
of transfer of cultural materials has gone on since the world
began. In an earlier time, conquerors brought back jewels,
carvings, sculptures, pictures, and manuscripts, from the
civilized countries that they subjugated. In a later day, the
artifacts of civilization followed economic power. Wealthy
men became collectors and bought the objects of older
civilizations that they admired and wanted.
About forty years ago a cry went up in Great Britain
that American multimillionaires were pillaging the country
of its national treasures and carting them off to America.
If the Colonel Blimps who made this outcry had taken the
trouble to visit the British Museum, they might have observed that for centuries Great Britain had been accumulating treasures from all of the older civilizations.
It is very short-sighted for a nation to take the view that
all of the evidence of its art and culture must be retained
within its national borders. By the very dispersal of this
material abroad, the true values of a nation become known
and understood. For example, only a small percentage of
Englishmen can ever hope to see Athens, but thousands
who have seen the Elgin marbles in the British Museum
have a warm and sympathetic interest in Greece because
of that experience.
The acquisition of British books and manuscripts by
institutions on this side of the Atlantic is even more in the
national interest of Great Britain. We share a common
civilization, whatever our blood stocks may be, and the
literary and cultural heritage from Great Britain is a part
of our inheritance too. In the interest of the solidarity of
the English-speaking peoples, it is important for us to
remember this fact and have the material resources to
confirm it. The growth of libraries in the western hemisphere, libraries which represent the painstaking accumulation of books and manuscripts sold in Great Britain during
the past century, has made possible learned institutions that
will perpetuate indefinitely the tradition, understanding,
and appreciation of western culture. These libraries have
encouraged postgraduate study in almost every area of
knowledge. In no other period in history, so far as I can
discover, have libraries grown so fast or with such systematic planning. . . .
As we today conceive of a university library, it serves
two essential purposes: (1) It provides a place of study for
the faculty, who without it would be unable to bring fresh
inspiration to their own instruction. For in some degree,
every college and university library must be a research
institution. Every teacher who is worth his salt must constantly go back to the sources of knowledge, either to
refresh his own mind or to produce original contributions
ot learning. The university library, even the small college
library, must serve as a place of investigation for the
faculty. (2) The university library is also a place for the
students to cultivate their minds, to acquire the breadth
of culture that comes from contact with the great literature
of the world, to learn something beyond textbooks by reading as deeply as possible in the sources of knowledge. . . .
(Dr. Wright then went on to discuss, at some length, the
services and activities of a few great research libraries, which
he described as "active institutions of learning").
The third of the great endowed libraries of America,
supporting research and subsidizing scholars, is the Folger
Library of Washington, D.C. It owes its foundations to the
enthusiasm for Shakespeare acquired at Amherst College
by Henry Clay Folger, later to become head of the
Standard Oil Company of New York. Young Folger was a
poor boy, the son of a wholesale milliner, who made friends
with a classmate named Pratt whose father was one of the
founders of the Standard Oil Company. When Folger left
college he got a job with the oil company and slowly
worked his way to the top.
As an undergraduate student he received almost a
religious conversion to literature and became an enthusiast
about Shakespeare. He married a girl from Vassar College
who shared his enthusiasm and they soon became collectors
of books by and about Shakespeare. Since they had no
children, they devoted much of their time and money to
book collecting. Folger's personal interest was in Shakespeare, but he realized that Shakespeare could not be
studied in a vacuum and hence he collected the historical
materials needed for an understanding of Shakespeare's
age. Gradually the collection grew in magnitude.
Since the Folgers had no room in their relatively simple
house for their books, they shipped them off to safe-deposit
boxes as they arrived. It is a tragedy that Folger, one of
the few great collectors who appreciated the insides of the
books he bought, never lived to see his library built or his
books spread out to view. He died in 1930 two weeks after
the laying of the cornerstone of his library in Washington.
A reticent man who never told his plans to anyone except
his wife,  Folger got the reputation of being a miser of
17    U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE books, a collector who hid his treasures away in vaults
where nobody could see them. All the while he was planning a library which would give his collection the widest
possible utility. At his death he left his books and his fortune to the trustees of Amherst College, to found and administer a research library in Washington next door to the
Library of Congress. He chose this site because he realized
that inevitably Washington would be one of the most important research centers in the world. But it was characteristic of Folger that no member of the Amherst College
board of trustees knew of his intentions until the terms of
his bequest were published in the newspapers.
Folger was also criticized because of what other collectors termed his "greed for Shakespeare Folios." The
truth is that he acquired in his lifetime seventy-nine copies
of the Folio of 1623 out of a possible 240 extant. Not all
of these are good copies. In fact many of them are badly
defective, what a bookseller would describe as "adequate
working copies." And Folger bought them, not for the
greed of possession, but for a definite scholarly purpose.
As all students of seventeenth-century printing know,
proofreaders in 1623 did not correct galleys and check page
proofs as we do today. Proofreading was more casual. The
proofreader corrected the printed sheets as they came from
the running press. Eventually the press might be stopped
for the insertion of corrections, but no thrifty printer would
throw away the uncorrected sheets already printed. They
were piled up with the corrected sheets and all were
gathered up and used in the completed volumes. This
practice accounts for wide variations in the texts of
seventeenth-century books. Folger believed that by gathering as many Folios as possible and having them carefully
collated a better text of Shakespeare could be produced.
That was the purpose behind his acquisition of Folios.
Happily, Professor Charlton Hinman has now completed the collation of all the Folger First Folios and the
results will be published by the Oxford University Press
within the year. I cannot anticipate his discoveries here,
but it will suffice to say that the results will justify Folger's
perspicacity and warrant his investment.
Since the purpose for which the Folios were bought
has now been served, the trustees of the Folger Library
have decided to place in two or three other institutions
copies of the Folios in the belief that they may serve the
whole republic of letters better there than if they should be
kept in vaults in Washington. The first of the institutions
chosen was St. Andrews University in Scotland. In the
early days of America the Scottish universities contributed
a great deal to the education of the young country. St.
Andrews was also the first university to recognize the
importance of Benjamin Franklin's electrical discoveries.
As a symbol of American appreciation of the long tradition
of learning at this oldest of Scottish universities, the Folger
Library has placed on indefinite loan at St. Andrews a set
of the first four folio editions of Shakespeare's plays.
A second set of the first four seventeenth-century Folio
editions of Shakespeare's plays, the Folger Library has
decided to place on indefinite loan at the University of
British Columbia. Our choice of this institution was determined by the knowledge that this University has a great
and significant destiny in the intellectual development of
the northwest region. We wanted to present these Folios
to one of the regions of the British Commonwealth where
they might be needed, where they would serve as a symbol
of  the   common   heritage   and   mutual   interests   of   the
English-speaking peoples. Because of its vitality and
promise for the future, the University of British Columbia
was an obvious choice. We hope these volumes, which
booklovers throughout the world prize, will serve to remind
vou of the Folger Library's concern for the history of
British civilization in those centuries that saw the spread
of the English-speaking peoples throughout the world.
The fame of Folger's "seventy-nine First Folios," and
the appearance in the formal title of the institution of the
name Shakespeare, have both tended to make the general
public believe that the Folger Library had little interest
in anything except Shakespeare. Nothing could be further
from the truth. Actually the Folger Library is one of the
most effective places in the western hemisphere for the
study of British civilization—all aspects of it—for the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It has set itself the goal
of gathering the materials that influenced the lives and
thoughts of the English-speaking peoples in the Tudor and
Stuart periods, or roughly from 1476 to 1715. This was
a period as significant for American as for British history,
for the foundations of American civilization were laid in
these centuries, and whatever latter-day Americans may be
in blood stock, the fundamental concepts of their civilization—their language, manners, morals, religion, law, and
habits of thought—came out of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Americans have as great a concern with
Tudor and Stuart history as Englishmen, for they are
equally inheritors with Englishmen of the traditions of the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Not Anglophilism but
a sensible interest in American history prompts the Folger
Library to begin with 1476, the year when Caxton set up
his printing press at Westminster. . . .
We are celebrating today the opening of a new library
in one of the great and newer universities. It would be presumptuous to reiterate to this distinguished audience the
reasons why this is an occasion of special significance in
the University's history. This library will in time become
the center of scholarship for a vital and growing region in
the northwest. Its administrators will apply their talents to
gathering the source materials for the dissemination of
knowledge. Their task will not be easy and they will need
the material support, the understanding, and the encouragement of all the friends of the University. Despite the
growing scarcity of rare books needed by scholars, a wise
university administration can still bring together the
materials that both faculty and students require. And never
overlook the faculty in the development of a library program. The satisfaction of their intellectual needs is the key
to the distinction of any university. Today the administrator of a research library such as this has many devices
to help him in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts
that his predecessors lacked. From the special libraries that
I mentioned earlier he can acquire by photographic
methods books that were once unavailable except to the
scholar fortunate enough to have travel funds that enabled
him to visit the older research libraries. These visits ought
not to be discouraged, let me hasten to say, but the University of British Columbia nowadays can command the
resources of the British Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale, or any of the older repositories. A scholar can now
carry on a great part of his research in the regional libraries
of the world. This library which you are dedicating will
become a storehouse of learning and a center for the
further diffusion of knowledge. It will also insure the intellectual preeminence of the university of which it is the
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     18 Basil Stuart-Stubbs, head of the division of special
collections in the new Walter C. Koerner wing of the
University library, is shown above checking some of
the division's holdings. The division contains all
U.B.C.'s rare books and provides special carrells where
graduate students and members of faculty can work.
Below, Stuart-Stubbs checks the air conditioning
equipment which controls humidity and keeps the air
free from dust which could harm rare books.
At the top of every important research collection is
a rich cream of unique and unusual material which gives
it distinction and character. If it holds great scholarly
value, wise men will come from afar to consult it: and as
it becomes increasingly well known, more significant materials will be attracted to it.
Time and effort will eventually produce a British Museum, a Harvard Library, a Library of Congress, or a
Folger Shakespeare Library. With much less opportunity—
to date—(but with no decrease in the quality of energy
and purpose) we can create the promising conditions for
research now being realized at the University of British
In forty-five years of book collecting the University
library has grown from an initial 21,000 volumes to over
450.000 (a factor of 21.5), and book funds per year from
$1,300 to $245,265 (multiplied 188 times). More indicative of the library's increasing strength is its development
in the past decade, during which its collection of books and
journals doubled in size and its book funds multiplied
four and a half times. The rising cost of publications,
meanwhile, has taken a conspicuous toll (up 40% in the
last ten years, on top of 81% in the previous decade),
and the University's continuing expansion has outstripped
the library's growth.
A library is not highly regarded because of its number of books, but a research collection will be large if it
embraces many of the fields of learning and gives them
adequate  coverage.
The University could support graduate study in 1921.
when the first master's degree was granted, but the first
doctorate did not come until 1951, and no Ph.D. outside
the sciences was awarded until the Fall Congregation of
1960. A program of graduate work requires not only library resources but capable scholars, laboratories, and a reservoir of students from which the most competent can be
drawn; but advanced studies do not rush ahead of library
facilities, and they cannot be maintained until all the
ingredients are ready. The 32,850 volumes added to the
library collections during 1959-1960, and its 5,237 subscriptions to scholarly periodicals, do not constitute adequate growth to meet either comparative standards or expressed demand.
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Title page of the first Shakespeare folio,
presented to U.B.C. by the Folger Shakespeare Library when new library wing
was opened, is shown above. Only about
200 first folios have survived and have
commanded up to $100,000 when sold
commercially. First folio, printed in 1623,
is the only source of 17 of Shakespeare's
plays and best source for all others.
Title page shown below is another rarity in
Canadiana acquired as part of the Murray
Collection purchased by the Friends of the
Library. Book is a memoire written by
Francois Bigot, intendant of New France at
the time of the fall of Quebec in 1759, defending himself against charges of corruption. He was convicted and exiled from
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It is not often realized that research libraries are normally built up one book at a time, adding a volume to match
a specific scholarly need. Many of the older works must
be obtained in out-of-the-way places, against strong competition, and a young library is therefore handicapped as
much by its youth as by its other limitations. There is,
however, a secret formula by which to achieve quick
maturity, by acquiring already accumulated collections
and thereby appropriating not only numbers of books but
time itself in the process.
Significantly, the University became a serious if not
large book collector before opening its doors in 1915,
sending a librarian to England and the continent with funds
to anticipate its academic needs. Many successive years of
careful if necessarily impecunious buying helped to fill the
large gaps in the young library's holdings.
The first major research collections to be acquired
were the libraries of Canadiana presented by Judge F. W.
Howay and Dr. Robie Reid, in 1943 and 1945; these have
been steadily expanded until U.B.C. has one of the outstanding Canadian collections in existence (French-Cana-
diana acquired with Carnegie Corporation funds; the invaluable Thomas Murray collection secured last year; purchases from grants made by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ingledow and the Men's Canadian Club of Vancouver, and
gifts from Dr. H. R. MacMillan and many others). In
Slavonic studies we now have the finest collection in
Canada, rivaling those anywhere (inaugurated by the
Rockefeller Foundation and later supported by Mr. Walter
C. Koerner). In Chinese studies the recent acquisition of
the P'u-pan collection in Macao suddenly placed the Library among the five top research collections on the American continent. In a less spectacular way we are pushing
steadily ahead in many related fields (English language
and literature, French, classics, and others).
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Two staunch friends of the University library have been Dr. H. R. MacMillan and Mr. Leon Koerner, each
of whom have presented the library
with a copy of a rare book printed
in 1664 which describes trees of the
British Empire of that time. Title
page of the book is shown below.
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In the sciences the medical collection ranks high, after
a decade of heavy expenditure. Forestry (long supported
by Dr. H. R. MacMillan) and the basic fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and zoology can claim excellent
research libraries after years of consistent development.
Beginning in the fall of 1960, the new division of
special collections is the centre for advanced studies in the
University, chiefly in the humanities and social sciences.
It houses, in fully air-conditioned bookstacks, the creme
de la creme of the research collections and provides a nucleus around which cluster facilities for graduate seminars
and studies for faculty and doctoral students. No layer of
fancy icing, it realizes instead the goal of almost a half-
century of labor and aspiration and is proof of the University's growing concern with the advancement of learning. It will attract to itself great new scholarly resources
(to wit, the four Shakespeare folios) and draw into its
orbit increasing numbers of the learned and learning.
The Friends
of the
University Library
On October 27, 1960, the Friends of the University Library celebrated its fourth anniversary by
officially opening the new Walter C. Koerner wing
of the library building. The group had been established in 1956, under the approving eye of Dr. J. N.
L. Myres, Bodley's librarian, to "develop the library
resources of the University and to provide opportunity for persons interested in the University library
to keep informed about its growth and needs and
to express their own interests more effectively.'"
Since, it could boast to have been instrumental
in securing some very important research materials
for the library (notably the P'u-pan Chinese collection and Thomas Murray collection of Canadiana,
among many others), and in its current year it had
more than doubled its former membership.
On this occasion it listened to Dr. Louis B.
Wright, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library,
Washington, D.C, discourse upon "Research Libraries and the Advancement of Learning" and present
to the University library (on permanent loan, the
second set so distributed) copies of each of the four
great seventeenth century folios of Shakespeare's
plays, in recognizing the University's place and
promise in the world of research. The following day,
members had the unusual opportunity to hear Sir
Frank Francis, K.C.B., new director and principal
librarian of the British Museum, discuss the role of
"Libraries, the great international network."
Although the intention of the Friends to raise
fifty thousand dollars of book funds annually, to
be matched by University sources, was yet far short
of realization, Mr. Kenneth Caple, president of the
Friends, said the planned approach to industries,
firms, and individuals for continuing financial support (a "low level" campaign) was well under way.
Additional "friends of learning" are continually being
sought to broaden the base of operation.
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ICLE    22 Another Triumph for the Thomases
The graduating class of 1958 commissioned Lionel Thomas, one of Canada's most distinguished artists and a
member of the staff of the school of
architecture, to execute a mural as their
graduating gift to the University.
A symbol for each of the disciplines
taught at the University was chosen by
Mr. Thomas and his wife, Patricia, who
helpsd to execute the mural. In each
panel there is a relationship between the
colours employed and the symbol used
to denote the discipline. The work, which
took two years to complete, hangs on
the courtyard wall of the extension to
Brock Hall. The mural has been executed in Byzantine mosaic—small pieces
of coloured glass inlaid in cement.
At left is a photograph of the mural
and below is a drawing with each of the
panels numbered. A short description of
each of the panels, corresponding to the
numbers in the drawing at left, follows.
1. Forestry—a tree ring indicating
2. Forest engineering—a triangle. A
tree and the arc to indicate the fall of a
3. Faculty of Law—the scales of justice, right, and ten squares with circles
symbolizing  the  ten commandments.
4. Proposed Faculty of Dentistry—a
tooth extractor and a molar.
5. Faculty of Pharmacy—a medicinal
flask and the Greek letter J^ for prescriptions.
6. Zoology—mammalian chromosomes.
7. Entomology—an insect.
8. General zoology—an invertebrate
form at top and a vertebrate form at
9. Ornithology—a bird showing intestinal organs.
10. Biological sciences—four reproductive symbols. Upper left, mitosis in
an animal cell; upper right, onion seed
chromosomes; lower left, I.X.I, equation
for genetics, and lower right, detached
11. Geography and geology—the symbol for geography is the world divided
at the equator indicating day and night
and an orange field for the sun. The
geology symbol is the lower part of the
panel and indicates rock strata formations.
12. Psychiatry—a cross section of the
human brain with an X superimposed
indicating a disordered mind.
13. Bacteriology and immunology—
14. Faculty of Medicine (general)—
Caduceus serpent. The medical staff and
15. Departments of the Faculty of
Medicine. Symbols are: upper left, a
neuron, or nerve cell for neurology; upper right, surgical scissors and clips for
surgery; lower left, a "child" inside an
hour glass suggesting the life cycle for
pediatrics; middle left, a fetus or birth
symbol for obstetrics and gynaecology;
middle right, a "U" form symbolizing a
nephron for physiology; right, symbolic
"bile" cell for pathology, and, lower
right, rear view of a cross section of a
skull  for anatomy.
16. Music—the twelve tone scale.
17. Mathematics — Archimedes spiral
symbolizing logic.
18. Religion—left, Oriental religions,
earth, fire, water, air; middle symbol, the
seven bar candelebra for Judaism, and,
right, Christianity.
19. Slavonic studies—the onion dome
—a typical architectural form found only in  Slavonic countries.
20. Faculty of Education—the lamp of
21. German—the double-headed eagle.
22. Oceanography—opposing currents.
23. English—the English rose and the
five vowels.
24. French—the fleur de lis.
25. Romance studies—upper left, the
Rumanian white rose; upper middle, the
white violet of Portugal; upper right, the
ox-eye daisy of Italy; lower left, the
poppy of Provence; lower middle, the
fleur de lis of France and lower right,
the bull of Spain.
26. Faculty of Applied Science—the
Sigma and "I" beam symbols.
27. Sociology — a magnifying glass
held over a "group."
28. Anthropology—a hand symbolizing the coordination of man's hand and
brain to create civilization.
29. Criminology—a black square over
a white square. The black square tilted
is an ancient symbol for rebellion against
society. The white square symbolizes the
reasonable, law-abiding citizen.
30. Electrical engineering—the atom
or electron.
31. Mechanical engineering and industrial agriculture—the wheel.
32. Mining—a mine shaft.
33. Metallurgy—a  mould.
34. Mechanical engineering—gears.
35. Chemistry and chemical engineering—cellular chain reaction and distillation.
36. Classics—upper symbol, a Greek
temple; below, a laurel wreath; lower
symbol, the Roman arch; above, the
Roman eagle.
37. Fine arts—the colour prism passing through the eye.
38. Political science and economics—
the eye symbolizing the overview of
politics and economics.
39. History—an hour glass. The
lower portion shows several layers ol
40. Asian studies—the rising sun.
41. International studies—flags symbolizing all nations.
42. Drama—the original Dionysis plan
for a Greek theatre.
43. Physics—hydrogen  wave   patterns.
44. Faculty of Agriculture — the
squares are symbolic of ploughed fields
over which is superimposed the shape of
a market basket. The following symbols are in the squares: top center, animal gene symbols for animal husbandry;
top left, the sun, for growth; top right,
a wheel for agricultural engineering:
middle, dollar sign in wheat seed for
agricultural economics: lower left, an
egg yolk for poultry husbandry: lower
right, a leaf, for horticulture, and lower
middle, equation for chromosomes splitting for plant genetics.
45. Home economics — early Greek
symbol for the family and home.
46. Institute of fisheries—a fish.
47. Social work—a triangle, symbolic
of the state, the recipient and the giver.
48. Nursing-
white   cross   over   a
49. Commerce—the monetary division
of the dollar.
50. Architecture—plan of the  Parthenon.
51. Philosophy—a   question   mark   in
the center of a maze.
52. Psychology—a maze.
53. Physical   education—the   Olympic-
54. Town    planning—the    wheel    for
division of space.
Chronicle humorist David
Brock takes a second look
at College English, finds that we are
surrounded by all sorts of nonsense
and urges a 'clean mouth program'
to put a stop to the decay of language
By David Brock
In the last issue I printed a short article on the illiterate and often meaningless English affected by many educated persons today. They employ their horrible style to
distinguish themselves from the uneducated, a distinction
almost without a difference, for although they have been to
college, as you can tell by the jargon they acquired there,
they have remained barbarians.
Yet there is a difference, at that. The totally uneducated barbarian does little harm to the language, but the
damage done by the new race of pedants is huge. According to the gloomiest prophets, these intellectual vandals
may cause a new dark age. It is all too easy for a prophet
to imagine every trend is the down train to hell, non-stop,
with ourselves holding one-way tickets. On the other hand,
even the gloomiest can be more than half right, once in a
while. The wav to avoid a dark age is not to assume,
optimistically, that it can never happen. A better way to
fool a prophet is to half-believe him and take what precautions are still possible. For an age of anxiety, ours
seems complacent about some very odd things.
Every truth has its opposite truth. It should be the
duty and pleasure of the educated to observe which half
of any truth is getting too much support, and to shift their
own support to the other side. Neglect of this duty becomes an intellectual treason, une trahison des clercs. If,
for example, we notice that not all growth in a language is
necessarily healthy growth, we can fight a rearguard action
against the phoney new pedantry and its scientisms. (I
have used two new words there, "phoney" and "scientism",
to show I am no enemy of mere newness as such.) Against
the college-bred decadence of the English language, with
its pathetic delusions of grandeur and its instinct to murder
first clarity and then meaning, we must bring an older tradition, at the slight risk of being called pedants ourselves.
It would be ironic if our enemies called us bookish, for
they are drowning the language in a bigger, deeper and
muddier swamp of books than ever existed in the world
before. Never was an age more bookish, in the sense of
picking up bad habits in libraries. Its victims have a terrible appetite for any second-hand opinion which begins
with "Science proves" or "The latest methods show", and
if the article or book or thesis is written in vague current
catchwords to match its vague current catch-thoughts, it
will be readily swallowed by the intellectual drug addicts
of every campus, and hasten the final destruction of their
mental chemistry.
Such work will almost certainly be studded with bumpy
little clusters of nouns, not as an intelligible form of Braille
by which the seeing can communicate with the blind, or
the blind with each other, but rather as children might
pretend to be inventing Braille as they went along. This
element of pretense is what appeals to the new scholars,
and it is what frightens and tires the old ones and makes
them glad to die. It is dispiriting to hear one's colleagues
talk rubbish and imagine a vain thing.
I discovered long ago that most human business consists
of variations on the children's game of house, "Let's pretend we're grown-ups." Most grown-ups are madmen who
think they are grown-up. As a proof of this, consider all
the professors and students and graduates who, as you read
these words, are attending meetings which have no purpose
whatever. To attend a meeting without an object is to
show an interest. An interest in what? An interest in playing house. True, a meeting is supposed to gather facts, and
it is therefore scientific, and therefore good. It may also
help to pin some wrong names on the supposed facts,
which is also scientific and therefore good. But to meet
at all, that is the main thing. And if that isn't house, what
The books and their writers are also playing house.
Their favourite variation is a kind of intellectual cake-
walk, in which the performers strut and pose in what they
take to be an elegant manner. You will find an excellent
description of a cake-walk, called in the Barbadoes of
1810 a Dignity Ball, in Marryat's Peter Simple. By a
happy coincidence, the same book contains the only known
description of flapdoodle, "the stuff they feed fools on."
I mentioned clusters of nouns. These lend a fine air
of precise, methodical scientism to the author's dignity
ball. In his recent book, The House of Intellect, the
provost of Columbia University, Mr. Jacques Barzun,
points out how educators (of all people) will write "a high-
clarity statement" or "a high-firmness correction" when
they mean "a clear statement" or "a firm correction."
Coupled with this Germanic piling-on of nouns there is
an almost morbid fear of verbs.   Barzun quotes a dentist
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    24 who instead of saying "Brush your teeth" would say "I'd
like to enlist you in a clean-mouth program." "Enlist"
and "like" are verbs all right, but they avoid the vital word
"brush" and allow it to be replaced by the neo-pedantic
and mealy-mouthed noun-cluster of "clean-mouth program", with its false air of precision, joint effort, community service, scientific progress, technical terminology,
and what is now called euphoria by way of another technical term.
As Barzun points out, all the western languages (and
not just English) are feverishly magnifying trivial events
through terminology. In another example, he quotes a
shopkeeper who does not think of himself as busily selling
his own goods. He depersonalizes this statement into a
grandiloquent speech about "a major belt of selling-hours."
This is not shopkeepers' English about the romance of
trade. It is college English (now written and spoken
everywhere), and it serves the snobbery and romance of
technical lingo. A phoney technical lingo. Such talk is
impersonal. The individual becomes important vicariously
through his babblings about programs, activities, processes,
major belts, and other abstractions. It is a queer ambition,
but almost universal today.
According to Barzun, with whom for once I agree, the
resulting strings of abstract nouns are beginning to weaken
human thought. (Incidentally, one of the first attacks on
such nouns was made by Gertrude Stein, who could be a
wise old woman when she occasionally forgot to pretend
she was an idiot). Barzun says: "This sort of writing, easy
to write and dull to read, is the surest protection against
the critical analysis of thought. It sounds as if its meaning were not only lucid but important." He then quotes
a description of a college course on nursing: "This is
undertaken in the context of comprehensive patient care
and includes theory and supervised practice related to the
asumption of a leadership role." "In the context of" . . .
"related to" . . . "the assumption of a leadership role."
Barzun asks "Who is doing what? No one; nothing. This
part of a nurse's training has been lifted from the world
of bedpans and wrinkled sheets to the abode where the
eternal abstractions are."
It might be a good idea to have a look at Barzun's
whole book on our betrayal of the intellect. The House
of Intellect. Harper. 1959. $5.00. And especially the
chapter 1 have just been quoting, which is entitled "The
Language of Learning and of Pedantry." As I have
said, I do not always agree with Jacques Barzun. For
example, in the middle of a book about our duty to the
human mind, I am embarrassed by his talk of the low
wages and long hours which are a thinker's lot. Most of
us who try to use our brains, such as they are, would
settle for nothing shorter than a 112-hour week, and our
chief complaint is that we haven't time to write as many
books as Barzun does. And as for his belief that The New
Yorker is written by and for intellectuals, God help us, I
think he betrays himself in one sense and the reader in
another. A few years ago The New Yorker printed an
article on Swift by Edmund Wilson, who had obviously
just heard of Swift. It bristled with mistakes. In justice
to Swift, whom he loved and whom he so often found
shabbily treated, a friend of mine wrote to correct these
mistakes. The New Yorker replied to the effect that while
errors can be harmless or even interesting, corrections are
mere dull pedantry and cannot be tolerated in print. So
much for magazines written by and for intellectuals.
Another friend of mine once sat down to see how many
illiteracies he could find in a single issue of The New
Yorker. On finding seven in the first six pages he said
"This game is too easy," and he threw down his pencil.
But I would not let Barzun's faults put you off this particular book. In spite of his blend of innocence and arrogance, which has disconcerted some of us before now, and
in spite of a few awkwardnesses in his own prose, he is on
the right side. At present there are few enough of us on
that side. Which is his theme, and mine. It gets a little
lonely.   Fighters are unfashionable.
Just as we evade fights, so by a similar cowardice do
we allow intellectual evasions. We are now brought up to
think it anti-educational to call things by their right names.
(Sorry. People aren't brought up any more, they are
"oriented." Sometimes they are "oriented to a climate of
thought.") And speaking of becoming anti-educational,
Barzun omits one cause of intellectual suicide which I had
forgotten myself and which has been drawn to my attention by a reader of my first article. She says that few
persons of intelligence and spirit can endure long years
of boredom in a school of education which permits itself
to talk about "structuring the implementation of cores," or
which can assert that "an analysis of the relationship between the somatotype and the psychotype showed an
especially frequent occurrence of dominant cerebrotonia
where somatotype dominance is ectomorphic." They cannot endure it, and they refuse to become teachers at all.
Barzun says, nor can he be wrong, that the decay of
our language is not only an effect of sick intellects but
also a cause of them. Language is the sole thing that ensures the continuity of learning and wisdom. When that
goes, everything goes. If any reader fancies he and I are
talking merely of fluency and grace, he is a true and dangerous child of the age, and I wish he would jump off the
nearest cliff before telling me that one picture is worth a
thousand words. The truth is the exact opposite: one good
word is worth a thousand stupid pictures. Until we know
that, we know nothing at all. As an easy proof on an easy
plane, try switching off the sound on your television set.
You can usually salvage bad film with goodly words, but
you can seldom if ever repair idiotic words with good
film. It took Gilbert Seldes a generation to discover this
sad truth. He then bravely recanted his earlier heresies
against words, and joined our tiny minority, much too
Is it ever too late? If we did not believe it possible
to win against impossible odds, I think we would all jump
off some handy cliff ourselves. We are surrounded by
nonsense on three sides, and there is a cliff on the fourth
side. Yet we refuse to surrender to nonsense. All of which
sounds unpleasantly virtuous of us. Yet when a thing depends at the last on courage and honesty, it becomes necessary to mention these qualities. At least I haven't talked
about a significant breakthrough, nor have I called your
attention to the fact that ours too is a clean-mouth program.
An experiment in extra mural teaching sponsored by the University began
this year in Prince George in the interior
of the province.
The event is a landmark in higher
education in B.C. for it marks the first
time that a U.B.C. professor has been
in residence off the campus to give
University courses.
Ronald J. Baker, an assistant professor
in the English department, is in residence
in the interior city giving three courses
in English to 75 students. Hitherto the
University has offered single courses off
campus at Kelowna, Nanaimo and other
points. In these cases teachers visited
these cities once a week and then returned to U.B.C.
The proposal to begin off campus
teaching was made last year by the
Prince George school board which has
agreed to underwrite the full cost of the
experimental program. The plan was
agreed to by the Senate and the Faculty
of Arts and Science after careful consideration.
Mr. Baker will be in Prince George
until May, 1961, giving English 200, literature and composition; English 300,
composition, and English 439, modern
English and its background. The courses
are being offered for credit and students
have been required to register in the
normal way at U.B.C. and pay the
regular fee of $66 per course. Three
hours of lectures per course per week
are given in the evening and on Saturday
mornings. Students will write the same
examinations at the same time as U.B.C.
Writing to the Chronicle from Prince
George Mr. Baker says: "With an active
living room learning program, a number
of extension activities, and with the experimental U.B.C. courses all flourishing. U.B.C. must be in touch with a
great many citizens at Prince George.
"Approximately 120 persons came to
the registration meeting for the three
University courses and after eligibility
was checked and the schedule of courses
published, 75 students were enrolled as
follows: English 200—44; English 300—
20, and English 439—11."
Unique experiment in higher education in B.C. began this year when
R. J. Baker, an assistant professor
in U.B.C.'s English department,
took up residence in Prince George
to give three University English
courses. A total of 75 persons have
registered. Mr. Baker is shown
above in the office he occupies in
Prince George senior high school
where the courses are given.
Three members of the University senate have been reelected to the board of
governors, President MacKenzie has announced. Those reelected are Kenneth
P. Caple, Nathan Nemetz, Q.C, and
Leon J. Ladner, Q.C. The University
Act states that senate shall elect three
members to the board for a three-year
Mr. Ladner and Mr. Nemetz have
served on the board since 1957. Both
are practising lawyers in Vancouver. Mr.
Caple, B.C. director of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, was elected
to the board last year to fill the vacancy
created by the expiration of the term of
office of Mr. Justice Arthur E. Lord.
Enrolment at the University of British
Columbia has increased more than 1 1
p:r cent to a record total of 11,657
students, U.B.C.'s registrar J. E. A. Parnall announced recently.
U.B.C. officials had predicted an increase of between six and seven per cent
which would have meant an enrolment of
11.300 for the  1960-61 session.
The largest increase was in the Faculty
of Arts and Science where a total of
5837 students registered—an increase of
665 over last year. The Faculty of Education showed an increase of 371 students with a total registration of 2190.
Only other faculty which showed a substantial increase was Graduate Studies
which has 707 students as compared to
616 last year.
Registration in other faculties is as
follows with 1959-60 figures in brackets:
Agriculture 179 (171); Applied Science,
1339 (1351); Forestry, 183 (188); Law,
235 (245); Pharmacy, 153 (142); Medicine, 203 (212); Commerce, 631 (654).
A total of 8253 men and 3404 women
are registered making the ratio between
the two groups almost exactly three to
Anglin-Norcross (Western) Ltd. have
been awarded a contract for $608,637 for
construction of a new building for the
department of chemical engineering on
the campus. President MacKenzie has
The new building will be the first of
six to be constructed on a 15-acre site
at the south end of the campus for the
Faculty of Applied Science. The three-
storey chemical engineering building will
contain 30,000 square feet of space and
will cost $750,000 when completed. It
will be finished in August, 1961. A total
of   10 companies submitted bids.
The applied science development calls
for construction of a central building
containing a reading room and classroom facilities required for all engineering students. Grouped around the central building will be five smaller units
for  the  departments  of chemical,  civil,
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    26 mechanical and electrical engineering
and the department of mining and metallurgy.
Four B.C. fishing companies have
combined to provide funds for the establishment of a chair in fisheries biology
in the Institute of Fisheries at U.B.C.
President MacKenzie announced the
establishment of the chair and the appointment of Dr. Norman J. Wilimovsky.
chief of marine fisheries for the state of
Alaska, as associate professor in the department of zoology and the Institute of
The four companies which have agreed
to support the chair with an annual grant
are B.C. Packers Ltd., Canadian Fishing
Co. Ltd., Nelson Brothers Fisheries Ltd..
and Anglo-British Columbia Packing
Professor P. A. Larkin, director of
U.B.C.'s Institute of Fisheries, said Dr.
Wilimovsky would carry out research
for the development of better techniques
for prediction and regulation of commercial fisheries so that maximum yields
consistent with conservation can be
"To date," Prof. Larkin said, "our
work has been chiefly in the field of
fish classification and the biology of
fresh water fishes. We have felt that an
increasing emphasis on the management
of our marine fisheries was desirable and
Dr. Wilimovsky's experience in Alaska
makes him particularly well-suited for
this kind of work."
Dr. Wilimovsky is a graduate of the
University of Michigan where he received the degrees of bachelor of science
and master of arts. He did further postgraduate work at Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey, California, and at Stanford University which awarded him his
doctorate in  1955.
He directed several research projects
at Stanford and served as a research associate there until 1956 when he was appointed to his present position in Alaska.
In Alaska, Dr. Wilimovsky developed
a number of new research techniques including the use of radioactive tracer tags
for studies of fish population. He has
served as president of the Alaska division of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science and has a
large number of publications to his credit.
B.C.'s fishing industry makes many
other contributions for the support of
fisheries work at U.B.C, including four
scholarships and support of the library
fund for the purchase of books on fisheries and assistance in scientific investigations.
Search for new species of fresh water
fishes on a barren island in the Bering
Sea this past summer has strengthened
the belief of Dr. C C Lindsey of the
Institute of Fisheries in a pre-ice age
land bridge connecting Asia and North
New 15-acre development for the Faculty of Applied Science has been announced by
the president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. Shown in artist's sketch above is a $750,000
building for the department of chemical engineering—the first of six to be built on
the site. Contract for the building, which will contain 30,000 square feet, has been
awarded. Other units will be constructed as funds become available, President
MacKenzie said. Architects are Thompson, Berwick and Pratt of Vancouver.
lt was to test the land bridge theory
that Dr. Lindsey. associate professor of
zoology and curator of fishes, and his
companion, J. D. McPhail, zoology
graduate, sought fresh water fish on St.
Lawrence Island, believed to be the
remnant of a land strip which sank with
rising sea levels when glaciers melted
at the end of the ice age.
Mountainous and about 100 miles in
east to west length, the island is closer
to Siberia than Alaska, with the coast of
Russia within sight of the island's western tip, Dr. Lindsey said. In its numerous fresh water lakes and rivers the
U.B.C. scientists discovered three species of fresh water fish which, Dr. Lindsey claimed, could not possibly have
reached their present habitat except
through the fresh water channels of a
land bridge, as they would die in salt
Of the three new species Dr. Lindsey
considers the Alaska black fish "a most
interesting little beast." He sent eight
live specimens caught on the Alaska
mainland to the Vancouver Public
Aquarium. These fish are found only in
the Arctic adjacent to the Bering Sea,
Dr. Lindsey said, and he tells a common
story of these five-inch fish being frozen
in ice blocks, thrown to the husky dogs
and becoming active again when thawed
out  in  the dogs' mouths.
Other freshwater species were the 15-
inch Arctic grayling, a sports fish attracting increasing interest in northern
British Columbia, and the three-inch
slimy sculpin.
The summer expedition, sponsored by
the H. R. MacMillan annual grant and
the Arctic Institute, yielded 1300 pounds
of fresh water and marine specimens
which were shipped to the U.B.C Institute of Fisheries for study.
A trip was made by Dr. Lindsey into
headwaters of the Peel River in the
Yukon Territory in search of the rumour
ed "popcorn" fish, but it has so far remained elusive, he said, despite capture
attempts with nets. Several other species of fish were taken but none resembled the so-called "popcorn" fish
which several Yukon residents report
having seen.
Indian tales of fresh water flying fish
were also investigated by the party, which
travelled by chartered plane to a lake
east of the Klondike. The flying fish
proved to be a dwarfed form of the
Arctic grayling, a little fish with big
fins. The lake was so overpopulated with
the hungry fish, said Dr. Lindsey. that
their constant leaping into the air in
search of food sounded like a heavy
downpour of rain on the lake surface.
Finds in the Peel River within the
Arctic Circle never before reported were
the flat head chub and spoon head sculpin. according to the two scientists.
During their stay on St. Lawrence
Island, Dr. Lindsey and his companion
lived with the Eskimos in their driftwood shacks and ate the dehydrated food
they carried when they flew in from the
Alaska mainland. Water travel was by
20-foot walrus-hide oomiaks driven by
outboard motors.
The native inhabitants of the island,
explained Dr. Lindsey, lived in primitive
fashion, despite outboard motors and
rifles, and spoke a language which differed considerably from that of the mainland Eskimos.
A.M.S.   Public   Relations   Officer
Hazing has been officially abolished
at U.B.C. For the first time new students were welcomed by lectures, tours,
banquets and dances but not the traditional dunking in the campus lily pond.
27    U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE A more mature outlook to frosh orientation was suggested by last year's Students' Council. In other universities
students have been injured by foolish
hazing pranks. Although this has not
happened at U.B.C. the Council has
taken all precautions to insure that the
possibility does not arise.
Frosh orientation week featured tours
of the campus, information programs
by the Students' Council, and banquets
sponsored by various campus organizations. Freshettes were introduced to the
University by their big sisters at the
annual Big and Little Sister Banquet.
The Associated Women Students' program featured skits by the Women's Athletic Directorate and speeches by leading campus women. Boys were introduced to the athletic system at the Big
Block Club's smoker. Coaches and top
university athletes entertained freshmen
with stories of U.B.C.'s athletic prowess.
Climaxing the Frosh Week was the
Frosh Reception dance at which Chela
Matthison was crowned Frosh Queen.
Out-of-town students received extra
orientation at dorm meetings with the
student councillors.
A gala Clubs Day offered new students a chance to join University activities. This event, sponsored by the University Clubs Committee, gives each club
or student organization a chance to decorate a booth in the Armoury for the
purpose of enticing prospective members.
Winning display was again presented by
the Varsity Outdoor Club.
Last year's provincial high school leaders were given a chance to meet student councillors and faculty on an informal basis at the Frosh Retreat. First
year students selected from all parts of
the province joined Alma Mater Society
leaders at Camp Elphinstone to discuss
student problems, finance, publications
and athletics in a three-day retreat.
This is the second time this event has
been held. The idea of the conference
was proposed to give a few of the new
students a better insight into student government and to hear some of the ideas
of their future leaders and professors.
On the Thanksgiving weekend upper-
class students met at the same place to
discuss similar problems from the administrative point of view.
The Men's and Women's Athletic Associations introduced athletics to the
campus at the first Athletic Day on
October 20. Gymnasts, fencers and
judo competitors gave exhibitions of their
art. The object of the event was to show
the spectator and the participant the
variety of sports offered at U.B.C.
This year's Homecoming from the
students' point of view was a great success. Thirty-five hundred students jammed War Memorial Gym to hear the
Mills Brothers at the Homecoming pep
meet. The renowned singing group drew
thunderous applause from the crowd for
their singing of both old and new favourites. After three encores as they left the
stage for the fourth time the students
were still calling for more.
Music School
Appeals for
The school of music has appealed
to graduates and friends of the
University for donations of musical
instruments—especially pianos—to
aid their teaching program.
At least 12 pianos are urgently
needed by the school which began
offering the bachelor of music degree last year.
A huge, black, concert grand
once played by the late Polish
pianist Paderewski has been donated to the school by the citizens
of Walhachin, a village of 12 families near Kamloops.
The gift was accepted on the
understanding that UBC would supply an upright to replace the showpiece which has been played at
dances and concerts in Walhachin
for the past 50 years.
So far the school of music has
been unable to acquire another instrument as a replacement.
Colonel Harry T. Logan was presented with the 1960 Great Trekker
Award by AMS president Dave Edgar at
the rally. Vancouver chairman of the
Community Chest, J. Gordon Gibson,
addressed the students briefly, thanking
them for their support of the Red Feather Campaign, and expressing hope that
these same students, as adults, would
continue to support the drive.
Thunderbird football coach Frank
Gnup introduced his team and said support of even half the students present
would "push us over the hump on Saturday." This was obviously the case since
at Saturday's game the Birds defeated
Saskatchewan Huskies 12-0.
Jane Spratt, Miss Engineering, was
crowned Homecoming Queen at Friday
night's Homecoming ball. The princesses
were Fort Camp's Irene Pennacchiotti,
and Forestry-Home Economics' choice
Bonnie Waugh.
Every B.C. and Yukon high school
will be represented at the Fourteenth
Annual High School Conference to be
held at U.B.C February 24-25,   1961.
Kyle Mitchell, chairman of the Alma
Mater Society committee organizing the
event, stated: "The ultimate aim of the
conference is to acquaint every Grade
12 student with the facilities available
at U.B.C. In order to achieve this, every
delegate must make a thorough report
of his findings to his fellow students."
To obtain a true picture of university
life, the delegates will tour the campus,
attend sample lectures, and take part in
panel discussions and extra-curricular
The conference, unique in Canada, is
jointly sponsored by the B.C. Teachers'
Federation, B.C. Parent-Teachers' Association,   and   the   U.B.C.   administration.
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is held every five years, took place at
the National University of Mexico. In
November, the President attended meetings in New York of the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching and the Teachers' Insurance and
Annuity Association, and addressed the
Canadian Society of New York. Later
he flew to Ottawa for meetings of the
Canada Council, and while there addressed U.B.C graduates and the librarians' group of the Professional Institute
of the Public Service of Canada.
Dean E. D. MacPhee, assistant to the
president, in September attended an international management conference in
Paris sponsored by the Organization for
European Economic Cooperation.
Dean Blythe A. Eagles, head of the
University's Faculty of Agriculture, was
given a fellowship in the Agricultural
Institute of Canada in recognition of his
contributions to Canadian agriculture,
particularly in education, at a dinner
given in his honour in October. The
occasion coincided with the annual meeting of the deans of agriculture from
across Canada, and was arranged by the
Vancouver branch of the Institute.
G. Neil Perry, BA(Brit.Col.), MPA,
MA and PhD(Harvard), has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, succeeding Dean MacPhee now assistant to
the president in charge of finance and
administration. Born in Victoria, Dr.
Perry attended Victoria College before
coming to U.B.C. Dr. Perry's first job
was as secretary of the provincial government's economic council and he later
became director of the Bureau of Economics and Statistics. He was economic
adviser on Dominion-Provincial relations
and played an important role in the
federal-provincial tax rental scheme of
1947. He then moved to the federal
department of finance, served as financial
counsellor at the Canadian embassy in
Washington, and executive for Canada
on the boards of the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank
for Reconstruction and Development before joining the World Bank in 1954 as
assistant director. For the last six years
he has served the Bank in various parts
of the world.
Dean E. D. MacPhee, who continues
as a member of the University faculty,
came to U.B.C. ten years ago as director
of the school of commerce which was
then a part of the Faculty of Arts.
He became the first dean of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration in 1956. For 20 years prior
to coming to U.B.C. Dean MacPhee was
a managing director or senior executive
in a variety of industrial and commercial
organizations in Canada and Great
Dean G. Neil Perry
Dean MacPhee was educated at Acadia
University and the University of Edinburgh and following World War I he
lectured at Acadia and the Universities
of Alberta and Toronto. From 1929
until his coming to U.B.C. he was employed in industry. During World War
II he built and established factories for
aircraft production and repairs in Great
Harry R. Bell, BASc(Brit.CoI.) Dipl.
Survey and MScfEng.) (London), assistant professor in the department of civil
engineering, attended the ninth international congress of the International
Society for Photogrammetry in London.
England, in September.
Jacob Biely, MSA(Brit.CoL). MS
(Kansas State College), chairman of the
department of poultry science, has been
awarded the Ralston Purina prize and
$1000 "for outstanding service and
guidance in teaching the science of poultry." The award was presented at the
49th annual meeting of the Poultry
Science Association in Davis, California.
Brock Fahrni, MD(Man), F.R.C.P.
(C). has been appointed associate professor in the department of medicine.
He will teach in the field of chronic care
and lay the groundwork for the establishment of a school of rehabilitation.
Dr. Fahrni, who joined the staff of the
Faculty of Medicine as a clinical instructor in 1952, is a practising specialist in the field of internal medicine and
geriatrics, and will also advise B.C. Hospital Insurance as a special medical consultant in chronic care. He did postgraduate work at the Mayo Clinic and
at the National Hospital in London.
Denys K. Ford, BA, MD(Cantab.).
F.R.CP.(C), has been appointed an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine. He will carry out research in connective tissue diseases and rheumatology
in a new unit established with a gift
from the Canadian Arthritis and Rheu
matism Society (mentioned on p. 3 3 of
our Autumn issue). Dr. Ford, who has
been a member of the faculty since 1954.
worked at London Hospital and at New
York University before coming to the
Vancouver General Hospital as a fellow
in clinical investigation. He has published numerous articles on the subject of
rheumatism and arthritis in medical
William C. Gibson, BA(Brit.Col).
MSc(McGill), D.Phil.(Oxon), MDCM
(McGill), F.A.C.P., Kinsmen Professor
and head of the department of neurological research, has been named U.B.C.'s
first professor of the history of medicine
and science in the Faculty of Medicine.
His neurological research unit, to be
known as the Kinsmen Research Laboratory, will be absorbed by the department of psychiatry. Dr. Gibson will
continue to act as its head lor the time
By  R.  J.   (BUS)   PHILLIPS
U.B.C.   Athletic   Director
Oarsmen from the University of British
Columbia, under the inspiring leadership
of Frank Read, once again brought
honour and distinction to their University, to British Columbia and lo Canada, as a result of their splendid performance at the Rome Olympics. The
U.B.C.-V.R.C. eight-oared crew brought
home Canada's only medal of the Games,
by placing second in their event, which
was won by a strong contingent from
Ever since Frank Read coached a
U.B.C. crew to a gold medal at the 1954
British Empire and Commonwealth
Games, the standard in this particular
sport has been consistently high, for other
University crews have performed brilliantly at the Royal Henley, the Melbourne Olympics, the 1958 B.E.&CG.
and the Pan American Games. Even
when the coaching was done by one of
Read's own products—John Warren in
1958 and Dave Helliwell in 1959—the
results were excellent, for he was there
in the background, giving the support and
counsel where it was most needed.
It was no easy task to persuade Read,
a very successful businessman, to come
out of retirement for the 1960 campaign
and train a crew for the Olympics. One
could not overestimate the personal sacrifices he made, and we are grateful to
him for it. He proved, beyond a doubt,
that Canadian athletes, given proper
leadership, rigorous training, sufficient
financial support, and adequate equipment, can perform up to international
Following are the names of the Olympic oarsmen from U.B.C: eights—Dave
Anderson, Glen Mervyn, Don Arnold,
Bill McKerlich. Archie McKinnon. Walter
d'Hondt. Nelson Kuhn. John Leckie and
cox Tom Biln: pairs—Keith Donald and
Lome Loomer. While entered in the
paired-oar event at Rome, these fine ath-
29    U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE letes were basically the spares for the
eight. The student manager, Dave Gillanders, did not accompany the team to
Rome, but he was a vital cog in the
over-all  1960 operation.
The oarsmen were honoured by the
Alma Mater Society and the University
at a special function held in late November—when captain Bill McKerlich returned. Archie McKinnon and Nelson
Kuhn will spend a year in Europe before
resuming their studies at U.B.C. The
Vancouver Rowing Club and the Big
Block Club at U.B.C. are making plans
for special  awards.
More than sixty recruits turned out
for the meeting of the U.B.C. Rowing
Club this fall, all eager to start the intensive conditioning program which will
continue through the winter and into
the spring term. 1961 is a year when no
world meets are scheduled, but it is
hoped that a top crew will travel to England for the Royal Henley Regatta—if
sufficient funds can be raised. Laurie
West, who stroked Frank Read's 1956
Olympic crew, has taken over the coaching duties for the 1960-61 campaign.
Through the co-operation of the B.C.
Packers Ltd., the University crews are
conducting trial runs on the north arm
of the Fraser River, starting from the
B.C. Packers net loft. If it is feasible
to train on the Fraser, as U.B.C. crews
once did many years ago, efforts will be
made to establish a launching site close
by the University as an alternative to
the Coal Harbour site where traffic conditions are becoming increasingly perilous.
Miss Sally McCallum, U.B.C. student
from Vernon, B.C., has been awarded
the Fred Tees Memorial Trophy, as
the outstanding Canadian track and field
athlete enrolled with a Canadian university during the 1959-60 term. Sally
was a member of Canada's Olympic track
team, competing in three events—the
broad jump, hurdles and relay. She was
a triple winner in the Canadian championships last summer, and set a Canadian
record of 11.2 seconds in the 80 metre
hurdles. She is also recognized as an outstanding woman equestrian. Her all-
round athletic abilities have already been
recognized by the Women's Athletic
Committee, and she is a worthy recipient
of the national award.
When U.B.C. entered the Western
Intercollegiate Conference last year
everyone expected us to dominate the
league, especially in football, a sport
which has been absent from the prairie
campuses for more than ten years. The
"Thunderbirds" were easy victors last
season over Alberta and Saskatchewan,
finishing up with a 4-0 record and the
Hardy Trophy.
What most people overlooked was that
junior football has its stronghold on the
prairies, and many of these players would
attend the universities. This was proven
during the current season when a strong
Alberta team knocked the 'Birds back on
B.C.'s minister of education, the Honourable Leslie Peterson, turned the sod for the
new education building, shown in artist's sketch above, at a ceremony following fall
congregation October 27. Honourable W. N. Chant, minister for public works, the
department which has planned the building, said the completed structure would
cost between $3 and $3.5 million. The central unit of the building, containing general
purpose classrooms, will be completed next fall. Structure with curved roof at left
is a small gymnasium. Next is a faculty office block and at far right is a second
classroom block containing classrooms for specialized education. Entire building,
which is being built at the corner of the main mall and University boulevard, will
be finished in September, 1962.
their heels by scores of 20-2 and 20-6 on
successive weekends. Even the Huskies,
without the services of several students
who elected to stay with the junior Hill-
toppers in Saskatoon, were stronger, and
only lost to U.B.C. by scores of 8-0
and 12-0.
This was a closer, hard-fought season,
which promised future contests of exciting football, the kind designed to lure
the fans away from the professional
"play for pay" brand of football entertainment. Certainly the college kids
gave it all they had, and the result was
often in doubt.
Next year, when and if Manitoba decides to join the three current members
of the football conference, one may foresee the gradual emergence of a high
standard of intercollegiate football in
the West.
Tennis, golf and cross country championship meets were scheduled during the
fall term, and participated in by all of
the Western universities.
The University of Alberta walked away
with all three titles, to add to the one it
had captured in football. U.B.C. finished second in tennis and golf, third in
the cross country. U.B.C.'s Gary Puder
was the golf medallist, and Geoff. Eales
won the cross country individual award.
The highlight of the rugger season
came early this year, when the top ranking Japanese Yawata Rugby Football
Club visited Canada for a series of six
games—in Toronto, Montreal, Victoria,
Vancouver and at the University.
A very fit group of twenty-four Japanese youths, representing the Yawata
Steel Company, showed speed and skill
to win four of their six games, losing
only to a heavier, more experienced B.C.
all-star team and finally to the "Thun
derbirds" who played an  inspired game
to win by a score of 18-11.
Rugby officials feel this visit, following close on the heels of the B.C. tour to
Japan last year, may be the forerunner
of many exchanges between the two
A U.B.C. graduate student has carried
out tests which show that athletic skills
can be improved if you think hard about
Ian Kelsey conducted the experiments
in the school of physical education and
recreation while preparing his master's
thesis. His conclusion: mental practice
can improve motor skills.
Here is one test Kelsey carried out:
Twenty-four students were divided into
three groups of eight. Group one did as
many sit-ups as they could on the first
day of the experiment and then tried
again 22 days later. Group two practiced
hard each day while group three tried
once and then thought about sit-ups for
the remaining 22 days.
Here are the results:
Group one—those who did no daily
practice or thinking about sit-ups—showed barely any change. Group two—the
daily practice group—improved 32 per
cent and group three—those who thought
hard about it—improved 30 per cent.
Daily practice, says Kelsey, produces
the best results but the statistical formulae applied to the results show that
the thinkers improved themselves significantly. Kelsey found he got the same results in experiments in running, throwing,
dart-tossing and basketball.
Doctors say the results could be explained by increased neural impulses in
certain channels of the brain due to
concentration thus providing better pre-
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    30 paration for the activity. Other suggestions were increased motivation and improved ability to concentrate.
For all his experiments Kelsey doesn't
recommend only sitting back and thinking
about improving your athletic ability.
Practice still makes perfect, he claims,
but if an opportunity occurs to think
about improvement, hop to it.
The formation of a central authority
for physical education interests in British
Columbia was announced recently by
Prof. Robert Osborne, head of the school
of physical education and recreation at
the University of British Columbia.
Prof. Osborne has been named president of the new organization which will
be known as the British Columbia Physical Education Association. Prof. Osborne
said the new organization woud act as
a coordinating body representing the
physical education section of the B.C.
Teachers' Federation and three B.C.
branches of the Canadian Association for
Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Up until now there has been no single
voice for physical education groups in
B.C., Prof. Osborne said. The new group
will deal with the B.C. government and
act as a clearing house for ideas and
policy relating to physical education in
the schools, the conduct of amateur
sport and physical fitness.
The Association plans to organize
branches   throughout   the   province   and
Many former students and
friends of the University have
asked how contributions may be
made to the memorial scholarship
set up to honour the late Thorleif
Larsen, the distinguished professor
of English who died this year.
Cheques may be sent to Miss
Margaret Lalonde, assistant accountant, U.B.C, made out to the
Thorleif Larsen Scholarship Fund.
The award will be made to a
leading student in English from the
second year who is going on to
specialized  studies in English.
It is hoped that enough money
will be raised to endow a permanent and living memorial to this
distinguished scholar and teacher.
hold an annual province-wide conference
on physical education.
Executive members of the new organization are: Prof. Osborne, president; Dr.
Max Howell and Mrs. Marian Penney,
both of U.B.C; Marilyn Russell, West
Vancouver high school; Fred L. Martens.
Victoria College; Jackie Shearman, S. J.
Willis Jr. high school. Victoria: Ken
Hum, president, Greater Victoria branch
of the CAHPER; Walter Sorochan, of
Burnaby, president of the B.C. lower
mainland branch of the CAHPER, and
Dan Larsen, Vancouver Physical Education Teachers' Assn., BCTF.
Better fire protection for the University
of British Columbia's 10,000-acre research forest near Haney in the Fraser
Valley is now a reality.
For an outlay of less than $2000.
U.B.C. forest officials have pieced together a bright red fire truck equipped
with a tank holding a thousand gallons
of water and a high pressure pump and
other fire fighting equipment.
The truck will also provide protection
for some areas of the Municipality of
Maple Ridge, which is adjacent to the
forest. Forest officials have also made
an arrangement with the B.C. Forest Service, Mission district, to assist them in
fighting any outbreaks which may occur
near the forest.
Fire chief J. R. Stanyer of Haney and
Bruce Webster, Mission district ranger.
both agree that the new piece of equipment will be a most welcome addition to
the fire fighting resources of the district.
The man responsible for finding the
components for the fire truck is J. P.
Tessier, resident forester at the U.B.C.
property and a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and Yale University.
The truck, a 1948 General Motors
Corporation three-ton, was purchased
from Pacific GMC Ltd., of Vancouver.
The thousand-gallon tank is surplus used
equipment bought from Imperial Oil
Company, also of Vancouver.
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The task of mounting the tank on the
truck and reinforcing the chassis was
carried out by the Willock Truck Equipment Company in Vancouver. All the
fire equipment on the truck, including the
pump, were purchased from Wajax
Equipment Ltd.
Mr. Tessier says the U.B.C. forest,
which is valued at more than a million
dollars, is now protected by more equipment than is required by the B.C. Forest
Service regulations. "The big advantage,"
he says, "is that we are now completely
mobile. We can get to any outbreak in
a very short time and with our new resources we should be able to get things
under control  in  short order."
Awards for a film and a radio program
have been won by the communications
division of the U.B.C. extension department.
The film, entitled "Paperchase," was
made by students at the 1959 summer
school of communications and received
an award as the best amateur film at
the 12th annual Canadian Film Awards
The film was praised for "refreshing,
imaginative and original use of music
and dialogue." The award is a trophy
donated by the Association of Motion
Picture Producers and Laboratories of
A pilot radio program entitled "Defence," also produced by the commmuni-
cations division, has received a grant of
$2100 from the National Association of
Educational Broadcasters of the U.S.
This is the first time that a Canadian
group has received a grant in the noncommercial category. The program is one
of a series of ten on Canadian-American
relations. Other programs will deal with
economics, labour, and political problems.
Vancouver station CKWX has also
renewed its $6000 grant for continuation
of the series "Sounds of the city," which
was broadcast last winter on Sunday
night. An additional $750 has been granted to the division from the Leon and
Thea Koerner Foundation.
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been more than gratifying. Hundreds of thousands of booklets have been
distributed on request to all parts of Canada and the United States.
These booklets, which are still available, deal with the advisability of
remaining in school; existing scholarships and bursaries; technical and
trade schools; school boards and their functions, and sports tips for
teen-agers. Bulk shipments can be made to educators for distribution
in schools.
Sun Life is now offering a further series of booklets in its Values in Education series. 'How to Get More Fun out of School' is directed to the
young teen-ager. It is hoped that 'The Value of a College Education' and
'Why Study the Humanities?' will encourage young men and women to
attend university and help them in their search for their proper vocation.
Two booklets have been prepared for adults—'Adult Education Today'
and 'Educating Yourself for Retirement.'
Sun Life hopes sincerely that these booklets, and others to be issued in
the future, will act as a stimulant on the young people of our nation and
at the same time prove helpful to parents and educators alike in the performance of their duties. Sun Life will be glad to consider any suggestions
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A campaign to discourage teen-agers
from starting to smoke has been advocated by two U.B.C. medical researchers
who have completed the first study of the
smoking habits of Canadian university
After studying the smoking habits of
almost 1000 U.B.C. students and student
nurses the researchers, Dr. Philip Vassar
and Charles Culling of U.B.C.'s department of pathology and Dr. A. M. Saunders of the Vancouver General Hospital,
have reached the following conclusions:
Canadians begin smoking earlier than
Americans, but later than teen-agers in
Britain and Norway.
The mean age at which Canadians begin smoking is 16.25 years, the report
states, with 83 per cent taking up cigarettes before the age of 18. In the U.S.
the mean age for beginning smokers is
18 and in Britain and Norway, 15 years.
Data assembled by the scientists show
that 95 per cent of Canadian smokers
start between the ages of 13 and 19.
The proportion of smokers among girls
is as high as that among men—a result
which the researchers are at a loss to
explain since it contrasts sharply with a
similar study carried out in Texas.
Other foreign reports have consistently
shown that male smokers far outnumber
women smokers. The proportion of women smokers has been rising steadily
since the war but apparently the increase
has been faster in B.C. than elsewhere.
Once an individual has started smoking,
he or she is probably addicted to the
habit for life.
The proportion of non-smokers in any
group is fairly constant at 43 per cent the
scientists found and of the remainder 11
per cent will be smokers who have stopped.
This remainder of 11 per cent "consists of a floating population of addicted
smokers attempting to break the habit,"
the report states.
The report continues: "This is supported by figures from the U.S.A. which
show that of eight tobacco addicts who
have not smoked for one year, seven will
have returned to smoking within nine
The scientists conclude: "It would appear the only way to save future generations from the effects of smoking is an
effective campaign directed toward the
young teen-aged groups in order to discourage them from ever starting to
smoke. For it appears that once a person
starts to smoke he or she is probably addicted to the habit for life."
The report on smoking habits is an
outgrowth of a search for a diagnostic
test for lung cancer which the three scientists have been working on at the Vancouver General Hospital.
The Williamson Foundation of Vancouver has made a grant to the University for expansion of work in special
education for retarded children, President  MacKenzie announced  in October.
The president also announced the appointment of Dr. John D. McGann as
an assistant professor in the department
of special education in U.B.C.'s Faculty
of Education and as consultant to the
Association for Retarded Children in
As a member of the university faculty
Dr. McGann will assist in the development of summer courses and workshops
for teachers and parents of retarded
children and will lecture to students in
education, medicine, psychology and social work during the winter session.
As consultant to the Association for
Retarded Children he will visit the Association's 50 chapters throughout B.C.
and work with local organizations for
the development of services to retarded
The Williamson Foundation, which is
part of the Vancouver Foundation, was
established by Alan H. Williamson of
Vancouver with a gift of $300,000 for
the assistance of retarded or emotionally
disturbed persons under the age of 21.
U.B.C.'s department of special education, headed by Dr. J. A. Richardson, was
established in 1958 as the result of a
grant from the B.C. Foundation for
Child Care, Poliomyelitis and Rehabilitation.
Dr. McGann comes to U.B.C. from
Montana where he was an assistant professor in the special education department of the University of Montana and
educational director and coordinator for
the Montana Center for Cerebral Palsy
and Handicapped Children.
Eight grants totalling $16,500 have
been announced by the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation for projects in the
fields of cultural activities, medical research and higher education. The Foundation has made a total of 56 grants
totalling $86,835 during 1960. In May
of this year 48 grants worth $70,335
were announced.
The Foundation was established in
1956 with a $1,000,000 gift from Dr.
Leon Koerner, the retired president of
Alaska Pine Co., and the late Mrs.
Koerner. Grants totalled $86,270 in
1959, $78,200 in 1958, $69,322 in 1957,
and $69,500 in 1956.
Current grants are as follows:
ARTS. 1. The National Theatre School
of Canada—$500 for a scholarship in its
organizational year.
Medical Research Foundation—$5,000 to
assist in the Foundation's general program.
HIGHER EDUCATION. 1. Department of Asian studies, Chinese division,
U.B.C. — $1,000 to acquire Chinese
books. 2. Department of Asian studies,
Japanese division, U.B.C. — $1,000 to
acquire Japanese books. 3. Institute of
Social and Economic Research, U.B.C.—
$2,500 to support the continuing work
of the Institute. 4. Department of anthropology, U.B.C.—$2,000 to bring two
visiting professors to U.B.C. 5. Fund
for grants to individuals, U.B.C.—$3,000
for assistance to individual applicants for
further study. 6. Anthropology museum,
U.B.C.—$1,500 to acquire museum materials from the Orient.
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Duncan—David   R.   Williams,   BA'48,   LLB'49,
Box  280.
Fernie—Kenny N. Stewart, BA'32, The Park.
Haney—G. Mussallem, c/o Haney  Motors.
Kamloops—Roland   G.   Aubrey,   BArch'51,   242
Victoria Street.
Kelowna—R. C. Wannop, BASc'50, 268 Bernard
Kimberley—Wm. H.  R.  Gibney,  BASc'50,  26—
1st   Avenue,  Chapman  Camp.
Langley—Norman    Severide,     BA'49,     LLB'50,
Severide   &  Mulligan,   Wright   Bldg.,   Drawer
Lillooet—Thomas F.  Hadwin,  BASc'30, District
Manager,   Bridge   River   Area,   B.C.   Electric
Co.   Ltd.,   Shalalth,   B.C.
Mission City—Fred A. Boyle, BA'47, LLB'50,
P.O. Box 628, Arcade Bldg., 12th Street.
Nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49. LLB'50, Box
Nelson—Leo    S.    Gansner,    BA,BCom'35,    c/o
Garland,  Gansner & Arlidge,  Box 490.
Oliver—Rudolph    P.     Guidi,     BA'53,    BEd'55,
Principal,  Senior High  School.
Osoyoos—Wm.   D.  MacLeod,   BA'51,  Principal,
Osoyoos   Elementary-Junior   High   School.
Penticton—Mrs. Odetta Mathias, BSA'39,  MSA
'41, 148 Roy Ave. East, R.R. No. 2, Penticton.
Port   Mellon—L.   C.   Hempsall,   BASc'50,   Box
Powell   River—Donald   Stewart,   BASc'46,   4557
Willingdon Avenue.
Prince   George—George   W.    Baldwin,    BA'50,
LLB'51, 2095 McBride Crescent.
Prince  Rupert—James  T.  Harvey,  BA'28,
Box   188.
Qualicum—J. L. Nicholls, BA'36, BEd'53,
cipal,   Qualicum   Beach   Junior-Senior
School,  Qualicum Beach.
Quesnel—Charles  G.   Greenwood,   BEd'44,
Revelstoke—Mrs. H.   J.   MacKay,   BA'38,  202-
6th Street East.
Salmon   Arm—C.   H.
Box   790.
Summerland—Mrs.   N.
No.  1.
Trail—R.   Deane,   BASc'43,   1832   Butte   Street,
Vernon—Dr. Mack Stevenson, (University Committee),   3105—31st  Street.
Victoria—David   Feme,   BCom'54,   1681   Derby
White   Rock—Mr.   and   Mrs.   Lynn   K.   Sullv,
BSA'44,   BA'40,   L.   K.   Sully   &   Co.,   14933
Washington   Avenue.
Williams    Lake—Mrs.
BA'27, Box 303.
Windermere—Mrs.  G.
Millar,   BSP'49,   Box   176.
W.    Perry,   LLB'50,    P.O.
O.   Solly,   BA'31,   R.R.
C.    Douglas    Stevenson,
A. Duthie, Invermere.
Canada   (Except  B.C.)
Atlantic Provinces—Dr. Parzival Copes. BA'49,
MA'50, 36 Golf Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Calgary, Alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603—6th Ave.,
Deep   River,   Ontario—Dr.    Walter   M.    Barss,
BA'37, MA'39,  PhD'42, 60 Laurier Ave.
London,   Ontario—Frank   L.   Fournier,   BA'29,
c/o   Bluewater   Oil  &   Gas  Ltd.,   Room   312,
Dundas  Bldg.,   195   Dundas Street.
Montreal, P.Q.—Lloyd Hobden, BA'37,  MA'40,
28   Arlington   Avenue,   Westmount.   Montreal
6,  P.Q.
Ottawa,   Ontario—Thomas   E.   Jackson,   BA'37,
516   Golden   Avenue,   Highland   Park   Drive,
Peterborough,  Ontario—R.   A.  Hamilton,   BASc
'36,   640  Walkerfield   Avenue.
Regina. Saskatchewan—Gray A. Gillespie, BCom
'48,   c/o   Gillespie   Floral   Ltd.,   1841   Scarth
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J. Pepper, BA'39,
MA'41,    Dept.   of   Chemistry,    University   of
Toronto,    Ontario—John    Ridington,    BCom'56,
2  Lome  Avenue,  Toronto   18.
Winnipeg. Manitoba—E.  W.  H.   Brown,  BA'34,
Manager,  Hudson's Bay Company.
California, Northern—Albert A. Drennan, BA
'23, 420 Market Street, San Francisco 11; Dr.
Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29, MA'31, 185 Gray-
stcne Terrace, San Francisco. Palo Alto—
Dr. Gordon E. Latta, BA'47, associate professor, mathematics, Stanford University,
Stanford; Mrs. A. M. Snell, BA'32, Northampton Drive. Santa Clara—Mrs. Fred M.
Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes Avenue. Berkeley
—Mrs. Lynne W. Pickler, BA'22, 291 Alvar-
ado Road, Zone 5.
California, Southern—Dr. Belle K. McGauley,
BA'30,  1919 North  Argyle Street, Hollywood.
New York, New \ork—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47, *4L—214  East  51st  Street.
Portland, Oregon—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA
'25, 2340 Jefferson  Street, P.O.  Box  1048.
Seattle, Washington—Frederick L. Brewis. BCom
'49,  10714 Lakeside Ave. N.E., Seattle 55.
United Kingdom—Mrs. Douglas Roe, 901 Hawkins House. Dolphin Square, London, S.W.
1, England.
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