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!lli>'IIIiiii ALUMNI
AUTUMN  1957 Winner...
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WORKING       WITH       CANADIANS       IN       EVERY        WALK        OF        LIFE        SINCE        1817
Vot. 11, No. 3
Autumn, 1957
Let Us All Tell the U. B. C Story
Dr. A. E. Dal Grauer
The Alumni
Association is in
a very strong
phase currently
and gives every
appearance of
continuing to be
strong. This is a
particularly happy circumstance
because the University is entering into a difficult
period, one of
unusually rapid expansion with its
attendant problems on a wide front.
Individual Alumni members do not
need convincing about the merits of
higher education and the important
role of the University in the many
facets of British Columbia's and Canada's life. Indeed, I think there is a
particularly strong tie between U.B.C.
and its Alumni, perhaps because each
of us, as an undergraduate, was keenly
aware that the University had to work
hard for everything it got.
We all deeply appreciate, therefore,
the educational and cultural value of
U.B.C, its broadening effect upon its
students. The many new "doors" that
are opened for undergraduates have
had, over a period of time, an incalculable effect upon the social and
cultural fabric of the Province.
We all know, too, what an active
and stimulating centre for the arts
the University has become. The
theatre, music and the visual arts,
have gained greatly in the community
from the excellent, often experimental
and always authentic work done in
both regular and summer sessions.
The Summer Session is doing a fine
job, not only for the teaching profession of the Elementary and Secondary Schools but for a great many
individuals and groups who would
otherwise find it difficult or impossible
to get the educational experiences and
further educational training they desire. And the Extension Department
carries   the   educational   torch   in   a
wide variety of ways throughout the
The Alumni know from their own
experience what an important contribution U.B.C. makes to the business
and the professions of British Columbia. We are all proud of the spectacular and diversified growth that
B.C. has had, particularly since the
end of the last war. That growth
would not have been possible without
a flow of professionally trained persons, technicians, executives and a
broad stream of others in whose
education the University played an
important part.
Then, too, there is the research
done at U.B.C. or throughout the
Province under the guidance of University personnel. This research is
of prime importance to many phases
of B.C.'s economic life—forestry, fisheries, mining, agriculture—as well as
to industry and the professions.
Among the professions one thinks
particularly of the research of the
infant Medical Faculty which is already making its influence felt on
the health and welfare of British
The solid contribution that U.B.C.
has made to the Province in the past,
the established place it now has in
B.C. and the incalculable value of
the many contributions it will surely
make in the future are all things
that we Alumni can be very pround of.
My special message to you is that
we should be actively proud; in short,
that we should do an educational job
for our Alma Mater, just as it has
done for us. The people of B.C. do
not and cannot be expected to know
nearly as much as the Alumni about
the invaluable work U.B.C. is doing.
Here is an important educational job
that each of us can do no matter
where we live. The University is
dependent for its future support and
strength on the widest possible appreciation of the great work it is
Let us all tell the U.B.C. story!
Typical  Campus Scene  Looking  North  Along  Main
Mall  Towards  Howe Sound.
Contents  Include: Page
Message from U.B.C. Chancellor—
Dr. A. E. (Dal) Grauer     3
Editorial—Harry T. Logan     5
Branch News—Arthur H. Sager....    6
The President Reports—
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie     9
No News is Good News—
David Brock   11
Canada in the Atomic Age—
Franc R. Joubin  13
The Faculty of Law—
G.  F.  Curtis   14
Medical Care in India—
J.  F.  McCreary  16
Contribution of Soil Science—
C.  A.  Rowles  18
Summer Session—
Jean C.  Falardeau  20
Changing Face of the Campus  22
B.C.'s Hundredth Birthday-
Douglas Horan   24
Capital Gifts Campaign—
Aubrey Roberts   27
Class of '22 Reunion-
Cora I. McLennan  29
Alumnae & Alumni—•
Sally Gallinari   30
The  Faculty    32
Campus News and Views—
Ben Trevino  35
In Memoriam   37
Marriages     38
Directory of Branches  38
Published by the
Alumni Association of the University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Editor:   Harry T.  Logan,  M.C,  M.A.
Associate   Editor:   Edwin   B.   Farker,   B.A/54
Assistant   Editor:   Sally   M.   Gallinari,   B.A.'49
Board   of  Management
H. L. Purdy, B.A.'26 ; Past President, Nathan
T. Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34 ; First Vice-President,
J. N. Hyland, B.Com.'34; Second Vice-President, Miss Rika Wright, B.A.'33 ; Third Vice-
President, Dr. W. C. Gibson, B.A.'33 ; Treasurer,  A.   P.  Gardner,  B.A.'37 ;  Director,  A.  H.
Sager, B.A.'38; Assistant Director, H. P.
Krosby, B.A.'55 ; Editor, H. T. Logan, M.C,
B.Arch.'52; D. F. Miller, B.Com.'47; Mrs. G.
Henderson, B.A.'31 ; J. M. Lecky, B.A.'41 ;
Miss Mildred Wright, S.W.Dipl.'45; W. A.
Craig, B.A.'BO, LL.B.'51 ; ALUMNI SENATE
APPOINTEES: G. Dudley Darling, B.Com.'39,
Peter Sharp, B.Com.'36, Nathan T. Nemetz,
Q.C., B.A.'34; DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Dr. N. S. Wright,
B.S.A.'44, M.S.A.'46 ; Applied Science, M. A.
Thomas, B.A.Sc'31 ; Architecture, J. B.
Chaster, B.Arch.'53, M.Sc'55 ; Arts and Science,
Mrs. K. M. Walley, B.A.'48 ; Commerce, T. R.
Watt, B.Com.'49 ; Education, R. N. Smith,
B.A.'37, M.A.'51 ; Forestry, Dr. J. H. G. Smith.
B.S.F.'49; Home Economics, Mrs. A. R. Gillon,
B.H.E.'48 ; Law, N. D. Mullins, B.A.'50, LL.B.
'51 ; Medicine, Dr. Thomas W. Davis, M.D.'56 ;
Nursing, Mrs. Eric L. Smith, B.A.Sc.(Nurs.)
'50 ; Pharmacy, Mrs. A. E. Jarvis, B.S.P.'56 ;
Physical Education, R. J. Hindmarch, B.P.E.
'52 : Social Work, Gerald K. Webb, M.S.W.'55 ;
ALMA MATER SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE:   Benjamin   Trevino,   A.M.S.    President.
Editorial   Committee
Chairman: Harry L. Purdy; Members: G.
Dudley Darling, A. P. Gardiner, Harry T.
Logan, Nathan Nemetz, A. H. Sager, Peter
Business and Editorial Offices: 252 Brock Hall,
U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B. C.
Authorised  as second class  mail,   Post  Office  Department,   Ottawa.
Work to a plan and sooner than you think every
room in your home will become more livable, more
enjoyable. Your rooms gain new charm through
the planned use of good lighting. Television, radios
and record players add greatly to leisure moments.
The kitchen and laundry become bright happy
rooms where modern appliances save countless
hours of time and toil.
The air in your home can be made more enjoyable
with the healthful comfort of modern air conditioning. The automatic furnace abolishes stoking
chores . .. gives Dad more time for his workshop
power tools ... leaves Mother more space for her
automatic laundry equipment.
With a remote-control wiring system,
a master switch, in any location you desire,
can turn lights and appliances on or off.
A properly wired home is your assurance of
greater safety, economy, and comfort. Before you
buy or build, make sure the electrical system in
your home will serve your needs now and in future.
Have an electrical contractor check your present
home. He can remedy any inadequacies and arrange
convenient payment terms.
What about the cost of living electrically? For
new homes, adequate wiring, planned lighting,
automatic heating and air conditioning, can be
covered by the mortgage. And your dealer offers all
electrical appliances on convenient budget terms.
Plan now to give your family all the advantages
and comforts of living better, electrically... with
new, modern General Electric products.
T^ogress /s Our Most Important T^Nxfuct
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Editor's Page
The University Appeal
TUUM EST was selected as the
motto of the University by U.B.C.'s
first President, Dr. Wesbrook. For
him, these two Latin words meant
that the University belongs to the
people. On more than one occasion
he said: "The University is a Provincial institution; it exists to serve
all the needs of all the people." This
was, for Dr. Wesbrook, a self-evident
truth. Gradually, through the years,
the University has extended its services; gradually, the people of the
Province have come to realise the
value of these services. We are justifiably proud of our University. Are
we willing to meet the growing costs
of maintaining it ? If so, we have an
opportunity to show our willingness
by positive action.
There can be no shadow of doubt
that the obligation to pay for the
University rests on the citizens of the
Province, for, by the University of
British Columbia Act, passed fifty
years ago, the citizens established a
monopoly in higher education. Under
the terms of the Act, no other University may grant degrees in the
Province. The people of B.C., in 1908,
assumed the responsibility of maintaining the University as an integral
part of the public educational system.
It is surely something of a paradox
that the University itself now finds
it necessary to divert so much of its
own energies from its proper function
to a campaign to raise funds required
to maintain and expand its services
of higher education. Aubrey Roberts,
Campaign Director, has described
briefly the plans and objectives for
the Campaign, (see Page 27). Chancellor Dal Grauer, in a message
specially written for the Chronicle,
(see Page 3) asks for the active participation of all Alumni, many of
whom have already promised to assist
(see Page 6). With such support and
with the sympathetic help of many
leading citizens, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Paul Cooper, there is good
reason to hope that the objectives of
the appeal will be reached. The need
is great.
News of U.B.C.
U.B.C. Reports
It is probably true that every
Alumnus feels a desire now and then
for recent news of his Alma Mater.
His interest, of course, will bs mainly
in the Faculty, School or Department
in which he has worked as a student.
Few U.B.C. students, however, have
confined their interests, during undergraduate years, within such narrow
limits, and it is certain that all have
become acutely aware of the bigness
of the University and of the almost
The  Editor's Office.
universal extent of its varied studies
and activities. Most would like to
know, from time to time, how things
are going at the old place at Point
Grey, "between the mountains and
the sea."
The University family to-day also
includes the many hundreds, even
thousands, who have come to know
and to love U.B.C. through attendance
in Short Courses, Summer Session
Courses, and in the rapidly-developing work of the Extension Department, which to-day takes the University into every corner of the Province.
These too have a personal interest in
the University.
Outside the orbit of persons who
may have this special sense of belonging to the University, are those in
the ever-widening circle of friends,—
parents, tax-payers, employers and
potential employers, etc. All these,
for one reason or another, are interested in the progress of higher education, as seen in the expanding life
of U.B.C.
In an effort to provide an up-to-
date news coverage of suitable proportions, the University publishes the
4-page monthly summary, "U.B.C.
Reports," which all Alumni receive,
if their addresses are known. Here
the reader will find a carefully-edited,
authoritative, comprehensive account
of events, as they happen, in the
University year. Apart from filling
a felt need of very many U.B.C.
Alumni and former students, this
lively medium of communications,
under the editorship of U.B.C. Information Officer, Ed Parker, B.A.'54,
has done a competent and important
job in the field of Public Relations.
The Information Officer, who is one
of the busiest men on the Campus,
has also given generously of his time
this year as Associate Editor of the
Chronicle. Our readers will regret to
learn that he is leaving U.B.C. on or
about the publication date of this
Issue. He will continue his studies
towards his M.A. Degree at Stanford
University. We wish him good luck
and all success in his work there.
From the Mail Bag
"I was the first Secretary of the
Alumni Association. The first President was "Chas" Wright and my
effort on behalf of the Alumni was to
assist in drawing up a Constitution.
This was in the Summer of 1917.
"Chas" was working that summer at
a chemistry plant at Barnet and he
delegated to me the task of securing
a copy of the Constitution of the
Toronto University Alumni Society of
Vancouver. To do this I made a call
at the office of Mr. Leon Ladner, who
at that time was Secretary of the
Toronto group—then when "Chas"
would be in Vancouver for weekends
we would have a meeting."
Mrs. Eric E. Swadell
(nee Laura Pim), B.A.'17,
713 E. Fairmont Ave.,
Modesta, California.
"Shortly after reading Dr. B. B.
Brock's article on how nothing is
really wasted in a life of varied experiences, and how seemingly unrelated events have all tied themselves
together in the end and have led to
his present discoveries, I came across
the following passage in Paul Velery's
famous essay on 'Poetry and Abstract
'I must ask you to forgive this essay in
self-revelation. But it seems to me a great
deal more useful to describe something I
have myself experienced than to lay claim
to a form of knowledge which is independent of the knowing mind, some observation
from which the human observer has been
banished. The truth of the matter is that
all theories are really fragments, meticulously prepared, of an autobiography.*
A little later in the essay, Valery
says something about all-round experience and about having a more or less
able hand in matters outside your own
special field:
'It is my sincere belief that a man who
is incapable of living more than his own
life, cannot in any real sense live even
There is much else which bears out
the article by Dr. Brock, but I wrote
mainly to draw your attention to the
wise saying about theories being fragments of autobiography."
—Nine of Diamonds
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will enable
to set up
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One project, and one only, will
occupy the attention of Alumni during
the months of October, November and
December: Capital Gifts Campaign—
Phase 1.
During this period the University
family—Faculty, Students, Alumni—
will be asked to pledge their support
of the Campaign, to demonstrate their
faith in the future of U.B.C.
For Alumni the challenge is the
greatest ever. We know the need. We
are the beneficiaries. We should set
the pace.
The Campaign Committee has made
one point very clear: Industry and the
public cannot be expected to support
the University if it is not supported
by its own Graduates.
simple one: 100 per cent participation
—a contribution from every Alumnus.
Alumni Branches and Regional Committees will play a vital role in the
Fall Advance Gifts Campaign. Their
effectiveness will largely determine
the success of the Alumni appeal.
For the Campaign the Province has
been divided into 42 geographical
areas. At the major centre in each
area the Branch Executive or a special
committee will be responsible for local
publicity, sponsorship of visiting
speakers, and for the "follow-up"
solicitation of Alumni, parents and
The accompanying map of British
Columbia gives a general picture of
these 42 areas.
Elesewhere, in Canada, the United
States and overseas, Alumni Branches
have been asked to appoint Campaign
Chairmen to organise Alumni support
in their areas. The Directory of
Branches and Alumni representatives
appears on page 38.)
Our confidence in the success of the
Alumni Appeal this Fall is based upon
the enthusiasm of Alumni as expressed
by the Board and Executive, in letters
from Branches, and in promises of
help from individual Alumni all over
the world.
From the recent Alumni Questionnaire alone, several hundred Graduates volunteered their services. Unsolicited offers of help are still
coming in.
Here space permits only a partial
listing — those who volunteered directly through the Questionnaire to
August 15. The names of regional
committee members and the Greater
Vancouver teams will appear in a
later issue.
Miss Marjorie Agnew, B.A.'22; Dr. Mercedes F. Altizer, B.A.'48 ; W. S. Amm, B.A.Sc.
'50; Mr. and Mrs. A. Anderson, B.A.'50,
B.A.Sc'52,  B.Ed.'53,  B.H.E.'49;  R.   P.   Ander-
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE son,   LL.B.'49 :   F.   A.   Armstrong,   B.S.A.'49 ;
Roland  G.   Aubrey,  B.Arch.'51.
L. Bairch, B.A.'55; Miss Marion Baldwin,
B.A.'53 ; Mrs. Virginia Fox Bampton, B.A.'47 ;
Harry Bapty, B.A.Sc'47 ; Frank R. Barnsley,
B.A.Sc'27; Herbert A. Blakely, B.Com.'50;
P. E. Bodman, B.S.F.'50; Mrs. J. D. Bodner,
B.P.E.'56 ; Dr. John Boyd, B.A.'51; J. Braith-
waite, M.S.W.'57 : A. Gordon Brand, B.Com.
'36; F. M. Braybrooks, B.A.Sc'50; Miss Anle
Brickman, B.A.'56 : Dave Brock, B.A.'30; A.
Sutherland Brown, B.A.Sc'50 ; Norman Brown,
B.A.'27; W. T. Brown, B.A.'32; S. Buckley,
B.A.'49, B.A.Sc'50 ; A. George Bulhak, B.S.A.
'47 ; Brian E.  Burke, B.Com.'45.
Mrs.   E.   N.   Calder,   B.H.E.'49;   Wilfred   M.
Calnan,   B.A.'39 ;   J.   M.   Campbell,   B.S.A.'42
Robert Campbell, B.A.'50 ; K. P. Caple, M.S.A
'27 ;   Norman   L.   Carlson,   B.A.Sc'51 ;   H.   A
Carmichael,   B.Com.'46 ;  John  J.   Carson,  B.A
'43 ; H. W. R. Chancey, B.S.A/50 ; J. Charlton,
B.Com.'38 ; Frank B.  Clark, B.A.'40, LL.B.'48
James   M.   Clavel,   B.A.'54 ;   Dr.   Wells   Coates:
B.A.'20;    Mrs.    Sheila    Coleman,    B.A.Sc'22
George Cook, B.A.'54 ; Miss E. Patricia Crehan,
B.P.E.'54 ;  R.G.S.   Currie,  B.A.'49.
Ronald Dakers, M.Sc'53 ; L. B. Daniels,
B.A.'54 ; H. S. Davie, B.A.Sc'42 ; John Davis,
B.A.Sc'39 ; Howard William Day, B.A.'50,M.A.
'51 ; James L. Denholme, B.A.Sc'56 ; V. N. De-
saulniers, B.S.A.'54 ; R. P. Dewar, B.Com.'49 ;
Miss Norma Dick, B.A.'Bl, B.S.N.'53; Rev.
P. J. Disney, B.A.'36; John Wright Dobbie,
B.A.Sc'51 ; W. I. Donald, LL.B.'56; Donald
J. Doyle, B.A.'52; Graham Drew, B.S.A.'55;
P. J. B. Duffy, B.S.F.'55 ; D. R. Dunfee,
LL.B.  '49.
R. W. Eddy, B.A.Sc'52 ; Dr. T. Bentley Edwards, B.A.'30 ; E. N. R. Elliott, B.A.'30 ; Dr.
W. F. Emmons, B.A.'18; Miss Pat Erskine,
B.A.'55 ; Mrs. Elaine Evans, LL.B.'56 ; Charlotte Eyres, B.P.E.'56.
Wm. Farenholtz, B.A.'34; Geoffrey H.
Farmer, B.A.'53 ; Ivan R. Feltham, B.A.'53,
LL.B.'54; Dr. B. I. Finnemore, B.A.'53, M.D.
'57 ; D. V. Fisher, B.S.A.'33, M.S.A.'36 : Bryce
H. Fleming, B.A.Sc'50; Frank L.Fournier,
B.A.'28; Arthur Fouks,
M. Fraresso, B.A.Sc'40 ;
B.A.'29,  B.Ed.'50.
Leo S. Gansner, B.A.'35, B.Com.'35; D. A.
Gardner, B.A.Sc.'54 ; Frank J. Garnett, B.Com.
'49 ; G. M. Gerrie, B.Arch.'55 ; Miss Janet K.
Gilley, B.A.'20 ; C. G. C. Greenwood, B.Ed.'44 ;
Miss Myfanwy Griffiths, B.A.'49 ; J. W. Grieg,
B.Com.'48;  R.  A.  Gunn,  B.A.'50.
R. M. Hayman, B.A.'39 ; H. B. Heath, B.A.
'49. LL.B.'50 ; Keith Hillman, B.A.'53 ; Mrs.
Frank Hinton, B.A.Sc'49; T. H. Hollick-
Kenyon, B.A.'51 ; S. B. Howlett, B.A.Sc'46;
Capt. R. B. Huene, B.A.'49 ; Mrs. W. E.
Hutchings, B.A.Sc'47(Nurs).
Paul S. Jagger, B.A.Sc'44 ; Dr. Roy Jeffries,
B.A.'50, M.D.'54 ; E. W. Johnson, B.A.Sc'34 ;
R.  Johnstone,  B.Com.'48.
Peter M. Ketchen, B.S.A.'52; E. T. Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc'47 ; Guy G. Kirkpatrick,
B.A.Sc'41; Mrs. Iola M. Knight, B.A.'45, M.A.
W. H. D. Ladner, B.S.A.'48 ; Dr. Lionel H.
Laing, B.A.'29; W. Laudrum B.Com.'48 :
W. J. Lawrence, B.A.'53 ; Dr. Robert M. Laze,
M.A.'50; C. P. Leckie, B.S.A.'21, M.S.A.'24 ;
C. Arthur Lind, B.A.Sc'36; H. R. Lindholm,
B.Com.'49, B.A.'50 ; J. F. Lintott, B.A.Sc'53 ;
Miss Joan List, B.A.'48 ; A. J. Longmore, B.A.
'54,  B.Ed.'56 ;  Miss  Margaret  Lowe,   B.A.'41.
B. C. Macdonald, M.A.'52 ; D. Macdonald,
B.A.'30 ; Miss Nancy Macdonald, B.A.'47 ; R.
Macdonald, LL.B.'50 ; Roderick Macrae, B.A.Sc.
'41; Wm. H. Magee, B.A.'45, M.A.'46 ; W.
Winston Mair, B.A.'49 ; K. K. Maltman,
B.P.E.'50; T. C. Marshall, B.A.'47, LL.B.'48;
Patrick W. Martin, B.A.'50 ; R. C. Martin,
LL.B.'50 ; Brian E. Maxwell, M.A.'51 ; Graham
E. McCall, B.Com.'42 ; Glen McDonald, LL.B.
'49; P. McDonald, B.A.'56; L. M. McLennan,
B.A.'22 ; Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan, B.A.'32 ; D.
A. McWilliams, LL.B.'56 ; C. N. Minty, B.Com.
'50 ; David Moilliet, B.A.'52 ; Richard H. J.
Monk, B.A.'56 ; Miss Doris Montalbatti,
B.H.E.'53 ; Mrs. J. H. Moore, B.A.'27 ; F. I.
Morris, B.A.Sc'52; R. A. Morris, B.Com.'46 ;
Mrs. J. E. Morrison, B.A.'42 ; William F.
Murison,  B.S.F.'51 ;  W.   S.  Murray,  B.A.'50.
B.A.M1,    LL.B.'51 ;
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British Columbia will be divided into 42 geographic areas as indicated above for the Capital Gifts campaign.
Alumni will be asked to contribute generously during the Advance Gifts campaign in October, November
and December.
Miss Barbara Nelson, B.A.'54; Richard I.
Nelson, B.A.Sc'53; Mrs. M. A. Nicholson,
B.Sc'44;  Lt.   P.  F. Nixon, B.A.'51.
Mrs. D. A. O'Kiely, B.A.'46, B.S.W.'47;
David S.  Owen, B.A.'50.
F. D. Paquette, B.A.'48; Mrs. Ruth Park,
B.A.'34 ; S. B. Peach, B.Com.'47; F. Ronald
Pearson, B.Com.'56 ; E. Peck, B.Com.'49 ; Mrs.
Marion C. Pennington, B.A.Sc'32 (Nurs.) ; Harold J. Perkins, B.A.'51, M.Sc'53 ; Ernie Perrault, B.A.'48 ; J. Peterson, B.S.W.'55 ; F. H.
Phippen, LL.B.'49 ; Vincent G. Penhorn, B.A.
'36 ; G. E. Plant, B.A.Sc'50 ; Gerald H. Pugh,
Edward J. Rankin, B.A.'52; W. D. Reid,
B.A.'46; J. D. Rogers, B.Com.'51 ; B. J. L.
Rolfe, B.Com.'52; Frederick N. A. Rowell,
Don Schon, B.S.F.'55; T. F. Scoll, B.A.Sc.
'46 ; W. G. Scott, B.A.'47 ; Vein H. K. Scott,
B.Com.'54 ; Miss Mary Seely, B.A/55 ; Milton
C. Sheppard, B.A.'53, B.Ed.'54 ; Kenneth H.
Sherbin, B.A.'52 ; George Igor Shillik, M.A.
'56 ; Ray C. Shilling, B.A.'53, B.Ed.'56 ; H.
Colin Slim. B.A.'51 ; Andrew Smail, B.A.Sc.
'52; R. Hamilton Smith, B.A.'32, B.A.Sc'32;
Miss Shirley Smith, B.A.'54 ; Mrs. Don South,
B.A/48; D. L. Sprung, B.A.Sc/49 ; C. E.
Starling, B.A/55 ; Newton C. Steacy, B.A/52 ;
Earl W. Stewart, B.S.A/56; K. N. Stewart,
B.A/32 ; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Stevenson, B.A.
Sc/27, B.A/27 ; George E. Stoodley, B.A.Sc/25 ;
Max   Swanson,   M.Sc/54.
R. Tait, B.A/51 ; Chester C. Taylor, B.A.Sc.
'48 ; G. Taylor, B.A/54, LL B/55 ; Miss Patricia
Taylor, B.Com.'53 ; Kenneth M. Telford, B.A.
'34 ; E. Pamela Temple, B.A/55 ; Miss Kathleen M. Thompson, B.A/55 ; Emil Thorson,
B.A.Sc/48 ; Miss June Tidball, B.A/52 ; C. M.
Trigg, B.A.Sc/54 ; M. D. Tuck, B.Com/42 ;
B. R. Tupper, B.Sc/28; John D. Turnbull,
J.   E.  Underhill,   B.A.Sc/24.
Mrs. J. R. Warila, B.A.Sc/49 (Nurs.) ; Dr.
Harry V. Warren, B.A.'26, B.A.Sc/27; Mrs.
Elva M. Watson, B.A/28; K. H. Watts,
B.Com.'49 ; C. A. Westcott, B.A/50, B.S.W/51 ;
Mrs. Dorothy White, B.S.W/54; H. J. Wiebe,
B.A/51, B.Ed.'56; S. O. Wigen, B.A.Sc/45 :
W. H. Wilde, B.A.'SO; E. C. Wilkinson, B.A.
Sc/23; Bruce M. Williams, B.Com.'56; Miss
Maud A. Williams, B.A/40 ; Mr. Connla Wood,
B.A/54 ; Mrs. G. R. Wood, B.A/42.
Dr. Joseph  F.  Zokol,  B.A/51.
Victoria Branch
Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia
DATE:     November 1, 1957
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How to Make Long
Winter Evenings Shorter
THE DAYS, as the saying goes, are
clnsing in and the long winter evenings are not far behind. This brings
up the problem of what to do with
them. Some say one thing and some
another, but WE say that one of
the best things anyone can do with
a winter evening is spend part of it
with an entertaining and thoughtful
newspaper like The Vancouver Sun.
Makes time Just fly, and keeps you
well informed, too. When you find
those dark, wet gloamings becoming
tiresome,  remember the remedy !
Evening Newspaper
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The President Reports —
Our Common American Heritage
Dear Alumni:
On May 13 last, your University
was honored by our North Western
neighbour, the University of Alaska,
when your President was given an
honorary Degree and was invited to
deliver the Commencement address.
I was happy to have this opportunity
of saying some of the things which
have been in the minds of many of
us for a considerable time. I have
thought you might be interested to
read a few excerpts from what I said
on that occasion.
"Here, I am concerned primarily
with Alaska and British Columbia, as
well as those other Canadian and
United States areas, the Yukon and
the North West Territories, Alberta
and the State of Washington, our
boundaries to the East and South
which are of special interest to us
and likely to affect in direct ways
our progress and our development. We
are, it is true, parts of two great continental nations, and much of what I
have to say will be true of both of
these nations, but I felt it would be
interesting to limit my remarks and
my comparisons to a somewhat more
comparable and manageable part of
these nations, particularly as they are
in some respects rather peculiar and
unique in respect of their circumstances and their problems. . . ."
"As a student of International and
Constitutional Law I have read with
a great deal of interest the proceedings in the Alaska Boundary Settlement and a good many of the articles
written about this. Quite frankly, as
a Canadian, I regret the existence of
the Panhandle. Its existence in the
present circumstances, is a serious
obstacle to the efficient development
of Northern British Columbia and the
Yukon, and I don't believe there is
any doubt that in this controversy,
for reasons that I need not state here,
the United States had the best of the
settlement. In saying this I do not
mean that the United States was not
entitled to the greater part of the
Panhandle through its purchase of the
Russian interests in Alaska. I would
hope too that in the years ahead the
efforts of intelligent men and women
in both our countries and both of the
areas of special interest to us, Alaska
and British Columbia, will be able to
work out arrangements making possible the sensible and profitable use
of all of the resources available to us,
and particularly those resources which
can only be developed intelligently
and efficiently through co-operation,
agreement, and united effort. . . ."
"There are many things we hold
in common with the rest of the
Continent, however, among them the
history of the peoples of Canada and
the United States; representative and
responsible government, which we
have taken in the main from Britain,
and to a lesser extent from France;
language; law and order, and a
respect for these; freedom and a
concern for the rights and the place
of the Individual in his relations with
other individuals, and more particularly and more important, in his
relations with the State. All of this is
part of the tradition and the heritage
that has come to us from Western
Europe and most of it more directly
from Britain and the British peoples
that I mentioned. Though Canada is, I
think, the only American country,
North or South, which positively rejoices in and seeks to maintain this
close link and political association
with a European country. . . ."
"I believe that it is good, desirable,
essential and important, not only to
the happiness and the welfare of Canadians, but to the United States and
to other nations of the world as well,
that Canada should remain a separate
and completely independent nation
and people in her own right, and in
every sense of those various words
and phrases, •— political, economic,
financial, industrial and social. In
saying this, may I go on and say
what I have frequently said, that I
have a great deal of admiration and
respect for the United States and the
American people, and I know them to
be generous and dynamic and warm
hearted. I have many friends among
them and many of my kith and kin
have settled within its borders and
become citizens. In brief, I feel it
most fortunate that we have the
United States as our neighbour.
"But as a Canadian, because of the
bigness, the wealth and the power of
the United States, I do have some
concern for our future. Not through
any explicit policy directed at taking
us over, but because of the very
intimacy of our relations and the
rather casual acceptance of us and of
our feelings and desires. I have in
mind that we don't like the recent
policy of the United States in respect
of the disposal of its wheat surplus.
We know only too well your problems,
for we have them in an even more
acute form, but the actions of your
government have made our problems
even more acute and we don't like
them. . . ."
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President N. A. M. Mackenzie's Honorary Degree
Citation from University of Alaska.
"We don't like Congressional Committees, though we realise these may
be better suited to your forms and
practices of government than to ours,
particularly when these Committees
exceed what we believe to be their
legitimate areas of jurisdiction and
attempt to sit in judgement upon the
character and behaviour of Canadians,
and more particularly of Canadians
in official positions. We have the feeling that enquiries of this kind are
better handled by courts than by
politicians, particularly when the good
name and reputation of innocent men
and women are involved in the discussions that take place. . . ."
"But, having stated these facts and
opinions, and having indicated some
concern for and about them, I would
like, in conclusion, to say that, given
a world that does not destroy itself
with atom bombs, the future of our
countries and more particularly of the
areas to whieh we belong, holds untold
promise, and in my opinion, no other
areas have the variety of resources
still to be developed, with very great
potential returns, by people of imagination, of initiative and of energy,
who are willing to work hard and
intelligently for their development.
There is no part of the world that
is basically more attractive to those
who are young and vigorous and venturesome, and we are fortunate to
live in such times and in such countries. Moreover, atom bombs and the
nuclear age have only served to show
us what should already have been
apparent, and that is how closely the
future as well as the defence of our
two countries and areas are bound
Yours sincerely,
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        10 David Brock
Finds the World
Mildly Amusing
By David  Brock
The degree of
I.R.B., which
means Bachelor
of Intellectual
Rotundity, is now
being granted by
the University of
Hulagu, in Iowa.
It is very similar
to the degree of
B.S.T. (Bachelor
of Spherical
Thoughts) which
has lately been invented by Gonigal
College, Torontreal. A thick layer of
such things is expected to pile up in
the next generation, in glad response
to the demand of business leaders for
well-rounded recruits.
Generally speaking, the globular
mind is expected to be affable, bland,
homogenized, and fond of committee-
work. Its proprietor has several impeccable hobbies, can hold his culture
like a gentleman, regards controversy
as being in bad taste, and is fond of
such words and phrases as Communication, Human Relations, Participative
Consultation, and the Group as a
Vehicle of Applied Creativity.
Money, as such, is a vulgar topic to
him. He prefers to discuss the finer
purchases of life, and he lets his motor
car's tail-light so shine before men
that they may see his good works and
glorify the board of directors which
is in heaven. (Yes, and not only is
the board in heaven, but when it gets
out of the elevator it is faced by a
beautiful damsel who sits at a costly
Baltic desk on which there is naught
save one huge bowl of top-echelon
flowers, renewed daily on behalf of
the shareholders. She toils not, neither
does she spin, but Solomon in all his
glory did not have behind him, as
she does, a commissionaire with a
very good D.S.O., whose services were
most fortunately secured by the well-
rounded vice-president in charge of
those little amenities which really do
make such a difference.   Selah.)
The graduate in well-roundedness
has been harmoniously ironed out by
men who are themselves beautifully
ironed out, and he in turn will iron
out others. No longer will recruiters
from the corporations have to apply
private and even furtive well-roundedness tests to candidates with the old
misleading degrees. The B.S.T. or
I.R.B. is pre-tested, and fully Sanforized. And what is called his thinking is what is called pre-planned. In
many a great motherly corporation
the following dialogue can now take
President: Oh, Mr. Trankwell?
Rising Young Executive: Yes, sir?
President: Don't call me "sir", Rodney. I am not your boss, I am just
your leader, I mean our leader. We
are a team.
R.Y.E.: Yes, leader.
President: And you are not an em
ployee, you are a helper. Rodney, you
are a very carefully selected Average
Guy. I want you to help spear-head
a long-haul project.
R.Y.E.: Thanks, captain.
President: Now, I want you to take
this thing home and live with it for
a while, Rodney, and then I will get
your thinking on it.
R.Y.E.: I don't know what the project is, Cap, but getting my rock-
bottom slants on it will be a mere
formality. You know my thinking
already.   About everything.
President: Oh, but of course. How
stupid of me. You are an I.R.B.
(Half-time is declared and the team
sucks a few lemons.)
The Summer School of Home Psychiatry at the University of Boulder-
dam has established a new trend.
When each student goes home with
his diploma, he establishes a Mental
Health Cell in his community. These
cells, known as Grey Cells, in turn
establish other cells. Each member
is taught how to make a little Mental
Health Kit, and he forms a new cell
and teaches others. The Mental Health
Kit is a little suitcase, painted some
optimistic color and bearing the slogan
"Don't lose your grip!" Its owner
carries it round in order to practise
relaxing without letting go. This
training for his physical fingers (it
is felt) may help his mental fingers
also. In the next issue we will describe the contents of the bag. Until
then, don't get frantic.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        12 Canada
in the Atomic Age
Her Key Role
By Frank R. Joubin,  B.A.'36,  M.A.'43
Throughout history metals have
played an important role in the development of society. Nations have
been built on the strength of trade
made possible by the fortuitous possession and exploitation of metal ores.
But of all metals, none has ever stirred
the imagination of man like Uranium,
and for many reasons. So important
does this metal promise to become
that it was recently described as being
as important to our future as was
Man's discovery of fire. A now commonplace phrase in describing the
potentialities of Uranium is "that it
marks the threshold of a new industrial and social revolution."
Uranium was known to be unique
as a metal from the time of Becquerel
and the Curies. Einstein early recognised in it support for his mass-energy
theory. The theories of Chemists,
Mathematicians and Physicists have
now been applied by scientific technicians, first to the uncontrolled release of tremendous power and, finally,
to the controlled release of the same
power. This tremendous scientific
achievement, spanning a period of 40
years, was the work of at least twenty
brilliant metal giants who, each in
turn, laboriously would add another
link to the chain of reason. The
leadership in this scientific field shifted
from country to country, continent to
*Franc R. Joubin, B.A.'36, M.A.'43,
Consulting Geologist. Between 1936
and 1943 Mr. Joubin was employed in
the Mining Exploration Department
of Pioneer Gold Mines of B.C. (Western Canada Division). Between 1943-
48 he was in charge of Eastern Canada exploration for the same Company
after which he launched himself on
a career as a Consulting Engineer.
In 1952 he took over the direction of
Technical Mine Consultants Limited
and, in 1953, T.M.C. together with
Preston East Dome Mines Limited,
captured the largest part of the Al-
goma uranium wealth. In addition to
the T.M.C. managed companies, Mr.
Joubin was President of Algoma
Mines Limited. However, his primary
interest and to him the most exciting
part of the work continues to be the
hunt for new mineral deposits. He
has therefore returned to his practice
of consulting geologist.
continent, from individuals of one
race to another, from man to woman,
from Gentile to Jew, and demonstrated
once more that no one nation, color,
creed or sex holds a monoply on
mental ability.
From the work of these many brilliant minds emerged the fact that
an atomic chain reaction could be
controlled and Man was able to tap
a vast new reservoir of power, the
life-blood of industry and the keystone of civilisation.
Man's civilised progress has been
completely geared to power—the use
of fire—the water wheel—the steam
engine—the internal combustion engine—and now the vastly more important nuclear power. How much
more important ? We are told theoretically one pound of uranium should
produce as much heat as 2,600,000
pounds of coal.
This vast new power source is a
mixed blessing. It is a sad but nonetheless accurate comment that man
usually employs any new power device first as a weapon and only afterward as a tool. Nuclear power is
still undergoing this baptism of violence, even to the point where it has
been morally repudiated by several of
its developers.
The ultimate uses of uranium as a
civilised tool are fantastic. It will
produce vast quantities of power at
the point where it is needed and vrom
relatively negligible quantities of fuel.
It will provide tremendously improved
means of propulsion, on and under the
sea, on and over the land and probably
into terrestial space.
It will provide vast quantities of
heat that may well allow such new
applications as polar sea navigation
and the conversion of salt water into
fresh for agricultural irrigation of
now sterile deserts.
It may well revolutionise many of
our industrial processes that call for
heat and power, and consequently revise our geographic pattern of social
The by-producis alone of the nuclear
engine (reactor) will touch many
points of our lives. Isotopes and
radio-isotopes are making possible
the amazing new technique of "cold
sterilisation" whereby decay of drugs
Frank R. Joubin
and food stuffs is inhibited. They are
serving as amazing catalysts in several major fields of organic and inorganic chemistry. They can be used
as agents of mutation in affecting
hereditary characteristics in the field
of agriculture. They can be used in the
magical technique of "radioactive
tracer" by industry, by medicine and
the research worker in almost any
field. . j
In effect, every field of science is
or almost certainly will be touched
by nuclear developments and very
soon. Not only are such developments
far-reaching and profound, but they
are being produced at a constantly
accelerating pace that disturbs the
thinker with a conscience, many of
whom feel that some pauses would
be desirable in order "to let the soul
catch up."
Our country, Canada, has a very
important role in the atomic or
nuclear future of the world. It is
because this country has been richly
endowed with uranium. Indeed, by
1958 Canada will be the largest producer of uranium in the western
world. Not only that, but its proven
reserves ensure that it can maintain
that position for many years.
Canada's historical role as regards
uranium has been important and as
romantic as fiction. The story covers
almost 50 years, is replete with a
parade of fascinating personalities,
and sweeps across Canada from Great
Bear Lake on the Arctic Circle to the
doorstep of downtown Toronto. I feel
privileged that I was chosen to be one
of the cast in the drama.
Canada's role in the Atomic Age
will bring it wealth, respect and envy,
coupled with a tremendous moral responsibility. This nation, perhaps to
a greater degree than any other on
earth, controls the source of supply
of what can become history's most
vicious weapon or useful tool. We
hold, literally, the future of the
Atomic Age in our hands.
13        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Faculty of Law —
By Dean G.  F.  Curtis,  LL.B. (Sask.), B.A..B.C.L. (Oxon),
LL.D. (Dalhousie, Saskatchewan), D.C.L. (New Brunswick)
Dean G. F. Curtis
With the cooperation and full
support of the
Bar, the Faculty
of Law came into
being in the late
summer of 1945.
The partnership
between the University and the
Bar was exceedingly fruitful,
not only in avoiding the controversies about legal education which
have been present (but this year
happily ended) in some other parts of
Canada, but also in assuring the University of the active help of members
of the Bench and Bar in the teaching
and other activities of the School.
Every year, from ten to twelve members of the legal profession have given
regular courses at the School. These
services have been without remuneration. It would be impossible to measure the value of this assistance to the
University, but it is true to say that
the work of the Law School could not
go on without it.
In its beginning, the Law School
was fortunate in another important
respect: the quality of the students
who made up the first classes. These
students were mainly veterans, keen
about their work, mature in their
attitudes, and asking nothing but the
chance to equip themselves for their
careers. At first there was little to
offer them—two full-time Staff members only, a few peripheral text-books,
and limited accommodation. As the
War had been brought to a sudden
end by the A-bomb, the year of preparation that had been expected in
mid-summer turned out, in September,
to be only three weeks. But the will
of the students to get on with their
studies made up for the lack of physical equipment, and the start was
made. Truly, there can have been few
men entitled to so much who asked
for so little.
The need for accommodation was met
by a stream of Army Huts which began pouring ont othe Campus through
the drive and organising efforts of
Gordon Shrum and John Lee. Legends
have a habit of accumulating around
the Paul Bunyonesque enterprises of
these two men in moving Army
Camps, holus-bolus, to Point Grey—
in some instances, it has been
rumoured, with the slimmest formal
authority. But it is true that on a
late October afternoon Dean Buchanan
and I were sitting in his office working
out some academic details, when the
Dean, most beloved and helpful of
men, let a smile flicker over his face
and, pointing out of his window, said:
"Forgive me for interrupting but you
may be interested; there is the Law
School going by, along the Mall."
It was. Two Huts, being laboriously
hauled along on tractor trailers, were
to be the first home of the men of
Law on the Campus.
60,000 VOLUMES
Gradually the empty shelves around
the walls of the Huts filled with books.
Many members of the Bench and Bar
emptied their own shelves in order
that the students might have the
tools for their work. The law reports
of England, the home of the Common
Law, are basic to a law Library, and
unfortunately many collections had
been destroyed by enemy action. In
one instance, a search for a critical
series of reports ended in an attorney's
office in Los Angeles and the joy was
great when the set, in first-rate condition, turned out to be surplus to the
attorney's needs. Over the interval,
the library has grown to between
fifty and sixty thousand volumes, and,
in coverage, measures well against the
holdings in University Law Libraries
in Canada. There are still holes to
be filled but the nucleus is there and
constitutes an exceedingly valuable
handmaiden to the development of
legal learning in this most Westerly
Law School in the Common-Law
The books are now safely housed
in a building which, taking advantage
of modern materials and principles of
design, was erected for the low cost
of 78 cents a cubic foot and yielded
the maximum space for the limited
funds available. The fire hazard, as
the collection grew in size and value,
was a constant and gnawing anxiety
while the books remained in Huts.
The formal opening of the building
by Mr. St. Laurent on September 4,
1952, when the Canadian Bar Association held its annual meeting in Vancouver, was an occasion of much satisfaction to the Legal Profession across
Canada. It was also the occasion for
what must have been one of the most
colourful sights on the Campus in
the history of the University—some
fifteen hundred people having dinner
on the lawn in front of the University
Library. The Food Services of the
University and the Vancouver weather
can never have been challenged quite
as severely as by this event; both
responded in a way which made the
dinner an occasion still talked about
as a rare experience by those who
were present and referred to with
envy by those who were not.
The principal work of the Faculty
has been the preparation for their
careers of the students. While most
of those taking the law course do so
with practice in view, by no means
all of them do; and some who do find
opportunities later in a variety of
fields, principally in business and
government. In this respect, Law-
differs from some of the other professional disciplines and this circumstance is reflected in the Curriculum,
which includes subjects for their
broadening effect as against a more
specifically vocational purpose. The
combined effect of the war-created
shortage of lawyers in the Province,
and the buoyant economic growth of
the last few years have meant that
most of the seven-hundred-odd Graduates of the nine graduating classes
have been attracted to practice; indeed, over sixty percent of the Bar
of the Province now consists of Graduates of the School. But not a few
of the Graduates have found places
in business, notably the oil industry
in Alberta, and a more limited number—more limited, in fact, than the
demand — have entered the Public
As the Case method of instruction
depends on ready access to the law reports, both the growth of an adequate
Law Library and the supplementing
of the Library resources by Case
books have been prime needs. At the
end of the war there were very few
Canadian Case books available. Beginning in 1949, an active programme
of their production was entered upon.
Though designed primarily for use at
this School, they proved of value to
Faculties of Law elsewhere, and were
gladly made available to them. The
books in all cases were published at
bare cost and in mimeographed form.
To date, over 12,000 copies have seen
the light of day and, both here and
at other Schools, have done invaluable
service in providing the student with a
portable Library (some of the bulkier
Entrance to the  Law  Building
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        14 •*
Interior of Law Library.
ones scarcely qualify for the adjective), the instructor with a useful
teaching aid, by making possible
reference to the original source in
Class, and the Law Library with
protection against the wear and tear
involved when a single report passes
through hundreds of hands. The production of these case books has been
a labour of love on the part of the
members of the Faculty and has
given them particular satisfaction for
the service which has been rendered.
Moot courts are traditional adjuncts
of formal instruction in Law Schools.
The old prints show students so engaged in the Middle Ages. The moots
are appellate arguments with the
conditions of a court of appeal simulated and the parry and thrust of
legal argument learned from the experience of actual participation. The
willingness of the members of the Bar
in the Vancouver area to come out
in large numbers to the University
to preside at the moots has enabled
the School to provide an extensive
programme of moot courts of a range
not commonly found.
The search for means to enrich the
formal classroom work of the course
by supplementary activities goes on
constantly. Advantage is taken of
the annual visit of the President of
the Canadian Bar Association to
Vancouver to have him address the
students, and periodically other prominent members of the Profession come
to speak to the students or to give
special lectures. One activity which
is something of a departure in Law
School methods, but which promises
so well that it is likely to be a permanent feature of the course, is the
holding of panel discussions on selected areas of legal matters. A set
of three or four hypothetical cases is
prepared and circulated, and four
members of the Bar are invited, under
the moderatorship of the Staff member
principally concerned with the subject,
to talk over the problems as a panel
at noon hour. Thus, something of the
Law in action can be introduced into
the classroom.
The problem of numbers is now on
the Faculty of Law as it is on the
University generally. The swollen enrolment of the immediate post-war
years was only a temporary situation;
comparable enrolment as a permanent
condition of life is plainly a different
matter. Staff and space requirements
now press with a new acuteness, but
the support and interest of a committed Alumni, which in its student
days took as its first principle the
doing of things for itself, enables
University folk to look on these needs
not as problems but as challenges.
Faculty Attend Learned
Societies Meetings
The following members of Faculty
attended the June meetings of the
National Council of Canadian Universities and the Learned Societies,
in   Ottawa:
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew, Dean S.
N. F. Chant, Dean George Curtis,
Dean Earle D. MacPhee, Dean Gordon M. Shrum, Dean Fred H. Soward,
Professor John J. Deutsch, Dr. Henry
Johnson, Professor G. O. B. Davies,
Dr. W. C. Gibson, Col. John F. McLean, Dr. Harry Hickman, Dr. H. B.
Hawthorn, Dr. G. B. Riddehough,
Dr. S. Jamieson, Dr. A. D. Scott, Dr.
J. Katz, Professor R. J. Baker, Dr.
A. E. Birney, Dr. R. Daniells, Dr. W.
Robbins, Dr. Marion B. Smith, Dr.
M. W. Steinberg, Professor H. Blair
Neatby, Professor R. J. Gregg, Dr.
G. R. Tougas, J. A. McDonald, Dr.
D. G. Brown, Professor W. Opechow-
ski, Dr. J. O. St. Clair-Sobell, Dr.
A. W. Wainman, Dr. McTaggart-
Alumni Scholarship
The following are the winners of the
twelve U.B.C. Alumni Association Regional Scholarships of $250.00 each.
They were selected by Local Committees and the University Scholarship
Committee. Sharon Ann Marie
O'Rourke, Revelstoke; Elsie Christine
Anderson, Mount Sheer; Charles Arthur Boyd, Argenta; Anne Bertha
Clemens, Osoyoos; Marie Elizabeth
Goldack, Dawson Creek; Robert
Leslie Hemmings, Sidney; John
Thomas Moran, Fort St. John;
Marcia Eileen Rowland, Penticton;
Katherine Elsie Shpikula, Vernon;
Hendrikus W. H. (Hank) Van Andel,
New Westminster; Conrad Martin
Vanderkamp, Burnaby; Colin A. G.
Watson,   Courtenay.
The Selection Committees for the
ten regions in the Province were:
1. A. G. Stirling, Kimberley, Chairman; W. H. R. Gibney, Kimberley;
K. G. Davies, Kimberley. 2. W. K.
Gwyer, Trail, Chairman; Mrs. J. C.
Roberts, Trail; J. Melvin, Trail; J.
McDonald, Rossland; R. Lowe, Trail.
3. A. K. MacLeod, West Summer-
land, Chairman; Dave Mcintosh,
West Summerland; Mrs. J. C. Wilcox,
West Summerland. 4. Mrs. Helen D.
Stevens, Kamloops, Chairman; J. D.
Gregson, Kamloops; J. J. Morse,
Kamloops; L. F. Swannell, Kamloops.
5. No Applications Received. 6. Frank
S. Perry, Prince George, Chairman;
T. Ray Cullinane, Prince George. 7.
Dudley Darling, Vancouver, Chairman; Lex McKillop, Vancouver. 8.
Dorothy G. Taylor, Haney, Chairman; Amy Hutcheson, New Westminster; Eric Hughes, New Westminster.
9. Dick Falconer, Victoria, Chairman; Mrs. Jean Bain, Royal Oak;
Bob Riddle, Victoria. 10. Hugh B.
Heath, Nanaimo, Chairman; R. E.
Foerster, Nanaimo; Ferris Neave,
Evening Classes
The new programme of Non-Credit
evening courses offered by the Department of University Extension in this
coming fall and winter is available
Courses offered will range over a
wide variety of subjects; Arts and
Crafts, Music, Languages, Literature,
Current Affairs, History, Philosophy,
and others.
For detailed information and brochure please write or phone the
Department of University Extension,
ALma 1191.
U.B.C. Grads are well represented on the
twelve-member Council of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Grads elected to the 1957-58 Council at the
Institute's Annual Meeting in June include:
Audrey E. Jost, B.A.'38 ; Franklin E. Walden.
B.Com.'38, and Donald B. Fields, B.Com.'43.
Edward L. Affleck, B.A.'45, B.Ed.'48, has been
appointed to the post of Secretary-Treasurer
of the Institute.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Medical Care in India
By John F. McCreary, M.D.(Toronto), Head, Department of Paediatrics, U.B.C.
To one who is interested in child
care, India is one of the most inspiring parts of the world to-day. One
can find in this active forward-looking
country a condensation of the entire
history of child care—from the abys-
smal ignorance of centures ago to
modern Paediatrics which would do
credit to any western centre.
It was with pleasure therefore that
the writer learned that President MacKenzie had agreed to his becoming
part of a Canadian medical mission
to India during the early months of
this year. The mission was sponsored
by the Colombo Plan and its primary
purpose was to study and to give
advice on medical education to the
Indian Government. The group was
intended to consist of three members
—heads of departments of Therapeutics, Gynecology and Paediatrics in
Canadian Medical Schools. Unfortunately Professor K. J. R. Wightman
of Toronto became ill shortly before
the team's departure and was unable
to make the trip. The team was
therefore reduced to two—Dr. Arthur
Richard, Dean and Professor of Gnye-
cology of the Medical School at the
University of Ottawa, and myself.
On arrival in Delhi on January 9th,
we were pleased to find that the
Indian health officials had arranged
that we spend approximately one
month in each of three representative
Medical Schools, giving us an opportunity to know them reasonably well
rather than attempting to visit a large
number of institutions and obtaining
only a superficial evaluation.
Our first visit was of three weeks'
duration at Lady Hardinge Medical
College in Delhi. We then proceeded
to the Northern Punjab for a four-
week stay at Amritsar Medical School
and this was followed by a similar
time at a new Medical School at
Vizagapatam in Southern India near
Madras. We also had brief opportunities to review medical facilities
in Calcutta, Madras and Hyderabad.
Our final week was spent in consultation with the health officials in
The medical situation in India is
extremely complex and, despite the
active and intelligent attempts to
meet their problems, the Federal
Health authorities face the fact that
they have a formidable task ahead
before medical care reaches the standards which prevail in Western
Of India's 370 million people, only
about 15 per cent live in cities. The remainder occupy the nearly half-million
tiny villages which dot the land. The
number of physicians is far too small.
Since the standard of living in the
villages is much below that of the
cities, the medical graduates tend to
remain in cities and are not as yet
permeating to the village level.
In an attempt to meet this problem
the number of Medical Schools in
India has been increased from 16 to
43 in a ten-year period and many
more physicians are graduating than
ever before. However, even when the
cities are saturated and the young doctors begin to attend village patients,
their acceptance will not be easy.
Almost 50 per cent of a group surveyed in North India believed that the
cause of illness was a visitation of evil
spirits and inevitably their first call
for assistance goes to the "holy men."
Many of these, although devoid of
medical education, are true scholars
and undoubtedly do a great deal of
good. More of them, however, are
almost certainly charlatans, producing their meaningless incantations
for what they will receive in payment. When the medical man reaches
the village level, he will be required
to prove himself against these traditional healers.
Still another group have grown up
to provide care of a sort for villagers.
A system of Ayurvedic medicine has
been in operation in India for generations. It is a form of herbalism
and, until recently, there were many
more practitioners of this type than
of "modern" or "Western" medicine.
The truth of their beliefs and the
effectiveness of their herbalistic
therapy is not being denied by the
health authorities. Instead they are
instituting a careful study of Ayur-
vedism to ascertain which of its concepts should be adopted into their
newly formed Schools.
With these problems of medical
care, it is not surprising that mortality rates are high. The life expectancy in India is 32 years as compared
with 70 years in British Columbia.
There are approximately 250 infants
of every 1000 born alive who die
in the first year of life as compared
with 22 in this province. Malnutrition
is common among the children, particularly in the age group from 2 to 5
years. During the first year of life
virtually all infants are breast fed.
It is after they are removed from the
breast—usually at about 18 months—
that malnutrition becomes most common. Lack of foods with high protein
content is the great deficiency and
evidences of severe protein deficiency
with a true "famine oedema" picture
are found in every children's ward.
Far more important, however, is the
fact that most children, although not
Dr. John F. McCreary
showing such a severe clinical picture,
are moderately deficient in protein
with reduction in their powers of
combatting infection and withstanding disease.
A terrible toll is taken also by the
infectious diseases, particularly typhoid fever and other water-borne
infections, but also diphtheria, small
pox and others which are almost unknown now in the Western world. An
adequate immunisation programme
has not as yet been developed in
India to protect the children and no
active measures have been taken to
improve sanitation and hygiene to the
point where diseases like typhoid fever
will disappear.
Despite this seeming black picture
of health in India, one cannot help
but be impressed by the tremendous
efforts that are being made to improve
it. Realistically the government has
devoted their major efforts since independence towards agriculture to
produce more food and towards industry to produce more buying power.
Their third five-year plan which will
begin in 1961 wrill be devoted to
health and social progress. Then, with
food supplies increased, with funds to
provide a programme of immunisation
and sanitation, with more physicians
to reach into the villages, India will
make a country-wide effort to put her
health plans into operation. That
they will improve the situation is
unquestionable; that the raising of
health standards to those of the
Western world will take many years
is, however, equally true.
In the meantime India needs all the
help that Western countries can give.
She needs funds for many aspects of
her medical education programme, but
most of all she needs trained personnel. She badly needs medical educators to assist in the expanded programme of medical education, public
health workers to  assist in  the tre-
16 Scene at Fishing Village Near Vizagapatam, India.
mendous task of making a huge nation
sanitation conscious, laboratory technicians to make medicine more of an
exact science than it now is and
nurses to bring to the patient more
comprehensive care. There could be
few more satisfying tasks in the world
to-day than assisting this country
which is so anxious to help itself.
Phys. Ed. Classes Larger
Summer Session this year had a
larger registration than usual for
Physical Education classes. This was
due to the number of teachers who
are majoring in Physical Education,
proceeding either towards the Bachelor of Education Degree or towards
the Bachelor of Physical Education
Degree. It would appear that the
School will be able to increase their
offering of courses next year, and to
give some work towards a Master's
Degree. —R.F.O.
New Architecture Scholarship
The School of Architecture obtained a new biennial Travelling Scholarship being offered by the B.C. Electric
Company to commemorate the completion of its new building. Under the
conditions of this Scholarship the
student must have been in the first
quarter of his class during the Fourth
and Fifth Year. Seven students were
eligible this year and five applied.
(The Scholarship calls for travel outside of North America and all the
applicants proposed to travel in
Conference on Mental Illness
On June 19, 20 and 21 the University was visited by leading Scientists
in the fields of Biochemistry, Psychiatry and Neurology who attended
the Conference on Biochemistry and
Mental Illness, held under the direction of Dr. William C. Gibson, of the
Department of Neurological Research.
Specialists came from medical centres
in Canada, the United States, Great
Britain and Japan to present papers
and participate in group discussions
on the topics of Endocrine Studies,
Phenylketonuria, Enzymatic and Blood
Studies, and Aromatic Metabolism,—
subjects which are of the greatest
interest to those investigating the
possibilities for treatment of mental
illness through a study of its biochemical aspects, and on which intensive research is being carried on in
the Department of Neurological Research.
Treatment of Heart Defects
Dr. Peter Allen,
M.D. (Tor.), F.R.
C.S.(C), Clinical
Instructor, Department of Surgery, member of
a team of Surgeons and Medical Scientists
which for some
years has been
working in the
B.C. Medical Re-
on the development
of a heart-lung pump to permit Surgeons to perform operations which
have heretofore been impossible, has
recently returned from a year's study
in Minneapolis with Dr. C. Walton
Lillehei. Experimental work continues, using the pump developed by Dr.
Lillehei. The closely-knit team of
leading medical men from several Departments of the Faculty of Medicine,
including Medicine and Paediatrics as
Dr. Peter Allen
search  Institute
well as Surgery, has devoted a tremendous amount of time to experimental work, to preparation and study,
and to visits to leading medical
centres in the United States and Great
Britain. The Lillehei Heart-Pump has
been set up here through the generous
efforts of the Mount Pleasant Branch
No. 177 of the Canadian Legion. It
will soon be put to use by highly-
skilled Surgeons in correcting heart
defects whose treatment had formerly
necessitated costly trips to specialised
medical centres in the Eastern United
Graduate Programmes at the
College of Education
Two Master's Degrees are now
offered at the College of Education.
The Master of Arts Degree in Education will continue to be available
to those students who are interested
primarily in research. A thesis,
awarded three units of the total
eighteen necessary for the Degree, is
required. Three units must also be,
of course, in an academic field outside
the Faculty of Education. This may
be regarded as a programme fitted to
the needs of a student wishing to
specialise in one particular field of
The new Degree, the Master of
Education, is designed to provide
breadth, or a more general knowledge
of the broad field of Education. This
is a twenty-one unit course in each of
four separate professional areas. A
candidate must have three units and
may have up to nine units in an academic field outside the Faculty of Education. On the other hand, a candidate
may elect to take all but three of these
nine units of work in one of the professional educational fields referred to
above. In addition to the regular
essay assignments of each course, a
candidate for this Degree will be required to write term papers demonstrating that he has devoted additional
time, effort and thought to the areas
dealt with in the courses taken and
that he has undertaken a considerable
amount of reading.
The aim of the new Programme is
the ultimate improvement of the skill
and understanding of teachers in the
classroom. A successful candidate for
either Degree should, at the conclusion
of the Programme, be a more effective
and efficient teacher in the classroom.
—N. V. S.
Robert    M.    Dawson,    B.Com.'56,    of    Vancouver, to Guatemala.
Lome   D.   R.   Dyke,   B.Com.'56,   of   Nelson,
to  Athens.
Bernard Horth, B.A.'56, of Victoria, to The
John M. T. Thomas, B.Com.'56, of Gibson's
Landing, to Hamburg.
U. B   C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Contribution
of Soil Science
By C. A. Rowles, M.Sc.(Sask.I, Ph.D. (Minnesota),  Head,  Department of Soil Science
Soil, an important natural resource, has many
uses and functions ; but above
all else the whole
business of agriculture is based
upon it and the
farmer's skill in
making use of
its   inherent   ca-
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duce crops. During thousands of years mankind
has looked upon soil mainly from this
utilitarian point of view. Today, however, it is being realised more and
more that the soil itself is also worthy
of scientific study, and this no doubt
accounts for the very important contributions, opportunities and challenges that today characterise Soil
Science in Canada and other countries
of the world.
If plant growth or yield is taken as
a rough measure of the soil's capacity
to produce, it is clear that enormous
differences exist in the nature of soil.
In some cases the difference between
soils is seen in the quality of the
crop produced rather than in total
yield. Differences between soils are
also evident in the way they react to
tillage, compaction, irrigation, fertilisation and other treatments. The
scientific study of soils, or Soil Science,
is concerned with these differences
and endeavours to obtain such a
knowledge of the constitution of the
soil as will make clear their causes.
It also attempts to determine the
reason for the inferiority of a soil
and ultimately suggests how it may
be corrected.
The nature and problems of Soil
Science are far more complex than
they may appear at first sight. Study
of soil material reveals it to be extremely complex and dynamic with
involved physical and chemical properties. By utilising the modern techniques of physics, chemistry, biology
and related sciences, a great many
things of theoretical and practical
importance have been discovered about
the soil. But the story of soil as a
meterial is still not complete and,
even if it were, we would be far from
understanding soil as it occurs and
behaves in the field. To do this, we
are led to study individual soils and
to distinguish "soil," the material, and
"a soil," the individual.
The fact that each individual soil
is the result of the combined influence
of the factors of soil formation, i.e.,
climate and living matter acting upon
the parent rock material as conditioned by relief over periods of
time, was first recognised about 80
years ago. This is often cited as the
true beginning of Soil Science and
justified its separation as an individual branch of scientific learning.
Though a very young branch of
scientific learning, Soil Science is recognised and respected around the
world for its high standards and
valuable contributions. Societies of
Soil Science are active in many
countries including Canada, where the
Canadian Society of Soil Science was
officially organised in 1954. The International Society of Soil Science, with
headquarters in Amsterdam, brings
soil scientists together regularly on
a world basis. To facilitate meetings,
discussions and the publication of
scientific papers, it is organised in
six commissions as follows:
1. Soil Physics; 2. Soil Chemistry;
3. Soil Biology; 4. Soil Fertility, Fertilisers and Plant Nutrition; 5. Soil
Genesis, Classification and Cartography; 6. Soil Technology.
In most countries Soil Science
teaching, research and administration
are organised more or less following
this general plan and important contributions have been made by all six
Because the contributions of Soil
Science have been so many and varied
and have benefited agriculture and
other industries in so many ways, it
would be quite impractical to attempt
to summarise them here. All that
may be done is to cite a few examples
indicating the general nature of its
contribution to Canadian agriculture.
Soil Science has been of singular
benefit to Canada and Canadians and
has been particularly useful to Canadian farmers in helping to answer
a question farmers have been asking
in one form or another for centuries:
"What are the most suitable crops
for my land, and how should I grow
these crops?"
Perhaps the best known and most
widely acclaimed contribution of Soil
Science to Canadian agriculture has
been made through soil surveys and
the publication of soil reports and
maps. Soil surveys were begun in
Canada about 1920 by soil scientists
at universities using the facilities of
the colleges of agriculture and financial assistance from Provincial Departments of Agriculture. In a few-
years' time, assistance was offered by
the  Canada  Department  of  Agricul-
Storage,  movement  and  availability  of  soil  moisture  are  important  topics  of
Soil  Physics; here a student prepares to estimate the permanent wilting  percentage of soil using a pressure membrane.
A  modern  tool  of  Chemistry,  the  Flame   Photometer  is  used  by Soil  Science
student   in   studying   a   soil's   ability   to   supply  elements   essential   to   plants,
animals and man.
18 ture, through the Experimental Farms
Service, and these organisations along
with others, such as the Alberta Research Council, united to hasten soil
surveying in Canada on a highly satisfactory co-operative basis. As a
result, an immense acreage of settled
and unsettled land, totalling almost
250 million acres, has been mapped in
the short period since the work began.
The information collected by soil
specialists or pedologists and published in soil reports and maps has
already greatly benefited Canada and
Canadian agriculture in many ways.
But, in particular, it has provided an
inventory describing the nature, characteristics, location and extent of well
over 1000 individual Canadian soils.
This, in itself, is a great contribution,
but actually it is in the many ways
this information has been used that
its real contribution appears. It has
been useful in planning the future
use of land ravaged by drought, torn
apart by wind and eroded by water;
in reducing the hazards of settlement
in northern areas; in helping to plan
irrigation and reclamation projects,
and in planning farm lay-outs and
cropping systems.
Other examples of the contributions
made by Soil Science to Canadian
agriculture are found in the application of what some might consider
highly theoretical soil physics to the
improvement of farm practice. Some
of the most important of these have
resulted from studies of soil moisture
movement, conservation and utilisation
by crops. Soil physics has also contributed greatly to understanding the
nature and problems of soil erosion
by wind and water and has suggested
improvements to help in its control.
Theory is often ahead of practice but
already these improvements have contributed to the prosperity and security
of thousands of Canadians who otherwise might have been reduced to
poverty and suffering.
Another area in which Soil Science
has contributed greatly to Canadian
agriculture is in suggesting ways to
maintain and improve soil fertility.
The contributions here have been
many and varied and have included
such things as creating soil tests to
guide farmers in the use of lime and
in the selection of fertilisers, developing improved methods for applying
fertilisers, and finding better ways to
utilise manures, crop residues and to
stimulate biological life in the soil.
Such improvements have already been
of great value to Canadian agriculture
and will be of even more value in the
future. Thus a reliable conservative
estimate made a few years ago indicated that, though substantial crop
increases worth several hundred thousand dollars were being obtained annually from improved soil fertility
practices developed for 10 million
acres of gray wooded soils of Alberta,
a future benefit from these practices
of 150 million dollars annually might
Field study and sampling of soils is important in many soil investigations and here, as part of a summer
research project a Soil Science student measures the permeability of a soil using a well permeameter (right)
and   prepares   to   collect   undisturbed   soil   samples   for   laboratory   determination   of   moisture,   structure
and aeration.
be anticipated. The total present and
future annual value of the contribution which Soil Science can make
through improved soil fertility practices on the 175 million acres of
occupied land in Canada is perhaps
best left to the reader's imagination.
Soil is a basic resource utilised in
the production of most of the foods
and fibres used by mankind. A general understanding of soils is needed
by all farmers and other agricultural
workers. Training of this nature is
given best in regular Soil Science
courses at universities, but may also
be offered in schools, short courses,
field demonstrations, lectures and bulletins. In addition to those who require a general knowledge of soils,
there must be a group of thoroughly
trained soil specialists and scientists
prepared to deal with the many problems of soil-plant-water relationships.
The responsibility for training soil
scientists rests with our universities
and colleges of agriculture and their
contribution in this respect has been
great. The curriculum required is one
that stresses basic training in chemistry, biology, mathematics (including
statistics), physics, and geology. The
training in Soil Science itself should
include courses in the utilisation of
soils and their management for crop
production; in the formation, classification and mapping of soils; in the
chemical and physical properties of
soils and the nature and function of
soil micro-organisms. To these must
be added courses in languages and
the other university and faculty requirements, together with field experience, making a very full programme
of study.
Specialists are also required in the
various divisions of Soil Science—
soil physics, soil chemistry, soil fertility, fertilisers and plant nutrition,
soil genesis, classification and mapping and soil technology (conservation,
drainage, erosion, land classification,
rating). Limited specialisation in one
or other of these general fields, with
appropriate course adjustment (particularly in supporting fields) is
usually desirable in the undergraduate
years. Intensive specialisation, however, must for the most part be left
for Master's, Doctor's and Post-Doctoral training.
The opportunities for Soil Science
graduates in agriculture are many and
varied. For example, Soil Science
graduates may become research workers and officers in federal, provincial
or private research organisations and
laboratories; managers of farms and
other commercial enterprises; specialists in soil fertility and soil management for corporations; land inspectors and appraisers; government soil
surveyors; conservationists and consultants. They may become farmers,
teachers, farm advisers and land use
planners. Soil Science graduates may
also serve their country overseas or
join private companies operating in
foreign lands.
It should be noted that, although we
have been concerned here with careers
in agriculture, there are many opportunities for Soil Science graduates in
non-agricultural fields. In fact, Soil
Science training, stressing as it does
the application of chemistry, physics
and biology to the study of a complex
natural material — the soil — equips
successful graduates to make valuable
contributions in a great variety of
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The University
Summer Session
A Visitor Looks at U.B.C.
By Jean C. Falardeau
Jean Falardeau
A distinguished
summer visitor to
the U.B.C. campus, Dr. Jean C.
Falardeau, Head
of the Department of Sociology at Laval University, Quebec,
was most impressed with the
scope and calibre
of the U. B. C.
Summer Programme. Prof. Falardeau was a Visiting Professor of Sociology for the
Summer. His impressions of U.B.C.'s
unique combination of an academic
Summer Session with an extensive
Summer School and Festival of the
Arts appear below.
Each Summer, many of the Canadian Universities offer a special programme of courses intended for students who, over a period of a few
summers, can qualify for an academic
degree in one field of knowledge or
another. Some other universities have
instituted a Summer School in Fine
Arts. The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is unique among
Canadian Universities in that it offers
both of these activities. Not only does
it  run  two  parallel  and  equally  im
portant undertakings, a regular programme of credit courses and a School
of Fine Arts, but it blends the two
into a harmonious symphonic whole.
The U.B.C. Campus in the summer is
a garden of uninterrupted intellectual
and artistic blossoming in a city which
is in itself Canada's glorious open
garden on the Pacific.
This summer 145 professors and instructors were lecturing at U.B.C. in
the Arts, Education, the Natural and
Social Sciences. More than 60 of
these were visiting professors from
all over the North American continent
as well as from many countries of
Asia and Eurpoe. Their courses were
attended by a total of more than 4,000
students, as compared with 2,300 in
1956. Some 3,500 of these were registered for credit courses, the other 500
taking non-credit courses in the Fine
Arts. The greater proportion of the
3,500 credit students were teachers
registered with the College of Education. All teacher training in British
Columbia is now given by the University of B.C. The College of Education
is consequently expanding at a fascinating tempo. This summer it was
offering credit courses in more than
100 different fields, from Geography
to Creative Writing, to 2,600 teachers
contemplating either advanced certification or the new U.B.C. Degree of
Peter  Mannering   Plays   the   Role  of   Prospero   and   Betty   Lording   Plays  the
Role of Prospero's daughter, Miranda.
Robert Clothier as Trinculo in Shakespeare's "The
Tempest"   produced  by   Douglas  Seale.
Bachelor of Education to improve
their qualifications for teaching in
elementary or secondary schools.
I have had the hectic and stimulating privilege of teaching at U.B.C.
during the last six weeks and I shall
be going back to my Quebec University with a strong feeling of having
participated in an international seminar of professors. My colleagues and
I all have the good feeling of having
been in close communication with
alert and demanding students. The
relationship between Faculty and students is warm at this University and
so is the multifarious communication
between the University and the larger
community of greater Vancouver. The
attractive events which brought together on the Campus during these
six weeks the Faculty, the students
and the public, are too numerous to
be fully ennumerated. There was a
series of four astonishing recitals of
Beethoven sonatas and two exquisite
concerts by the C.B.C's Vancouver
Chamber Orchestra. The U.B.C. Players Club Alumni played "Waiting for
Godot", and there was a painting
exhibition of the Quebec Automatists
group. Richard Dyer-Bennet was heard
and so was Aksel Schiotz in a lieder
recital. Each Monday evening one
could attend a public lecture by such
diverse specialists as Edmund Carpenter of Toronto, or Professor Dar-
belnet of Bowdoin College; while on
Tuesday evenings Fine Arts lectures
on such topics as the Novelists' Art,
Totem Poles, or Two Seasons at
Stratford were given.
The second striking feature of the
Summer Session at U.B.C. is the
Summer School of Fine Arts which
results from the initiative of and
falls under the responsibility of the
Extension Department. For the last
ten years, this School has transformed
Vancouver's climate for the arts—a
climate which, in U.B.C. Librarian
Neal Harlow's terms is "a product of
newness, westernness and wilderness."
An increasing number of Vancouver's
20 A Course in Mosaic Craft was added to the Summer
projects was the mosaic mural on the wall of the
residents now stay there for the summer, and enjoy along with the tourists
and the U.B.C. students the outstanding performances and exhibitions
offered on the Campus. The outstanding Fine Arts programme this summer
covered the widest range of interests
in the fields of arts and crafts, theatre,
music and opera. The Staff included
famed artists and personalities such
as Douglas Seale, Cecil Richards, William Reid, Gordon Webber, and indeed, Nicholas Goldschmidt who has
been the ferment and inspiration of
the School for the last eight years.
There were classes in lieder and
concert literature, in choral singing,
in piano and in opera. In addition to
courses in sculpture, painting, ceramic
and metal work an important portion
of the programme was devoted to
mosaic craft and architectural sculpture. Young actors and members of
community drama groups could benefit from basic training in theatre
practice, while a master course in
professional theatre took the form of
the production of The Tempest by
Shakespeare, under the direction of
Douglas Seale. This play was performed with a most rewarding success on five successive nights, between
August 13 and 17. It was one climax
of the Festival of the Arts which
culminates the Summer School of Fine
Arts. The other highlight of the
Festival was the public conceit of
Sacred Music on August 12 when
Nicholas Goldschmidt conducted in the
Georgia Auditorium a choir of 120
summer music students and members
of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
in a brilliant performance of Haydn's
Lord Nelson Mass and Bruckner's Te
Deum. Later in August there was
a presentation by the opera students
of Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera. The
Medium, and of Puccini's Gianni
It is not surprising that such
artistic exuberance at the University
has given birth to the idea of an
annual Vancouver International  Fes-
School of the Arts curriculum this year.   One of their
new Arts and Crafts Hut in Youth Training Camp.
tival of the Arts. It has been felt
that Vancouver as a Pacific Metropolis should become a leader in the
Arts, as well as in Commerce and
Industry. Thanks to the joint efforts
of enthusiasts at the University and in
the city, a Vancouver Festival Society
was established in 1955 under the aegis
of the Community Arts Council, and
the first festival will coincide with
British Columbia's Centennial celebrations in 1958. But it is planned
as an annual festival to become one
of Canada's finest cultural achievements. Mr. Nicholas Goldschmidt, the
magician of the U.B.C. Summer School
of Music, has been appointed Artistic
Director of the Festival. Under his
sparkling guidance the Festival is
bound to be a rival of the most
famous festivals in the "old world."
His plans are gigantic and his intentions are truly international in
scope and calibre. Not only are prizes
already offered for major symphonic
work and for chamber music that will
be played during the festival, along
with a new Canadian play by Lister
Sinclair, but plans are made to have
world-known artists and performers
from Asia, Xorth America, and
Europe, in music, dance, drama and
More and more Vancouver, and the
University of British Columbia in particular, is becoming' aware of the stimulating demands of its unique location
on the Pacific. It is geographically at
cross-roads between Asia and America, intellectually and artistically this
mushrooming University is already
equipped to become a dynamic cultural bridge between East and West.
Many steps in that direction have
already been made—for instance to
take the recent illustration, a Seminar
on Japan which was held at U.B.C.
this Summer from August 5 to 9 and
which was attended by more than
45 participants. In so doing not
only is U.B.C. contributing Canada's
first original participation to one of
U.N.E.S.C.O.'s major projects but it
is giving shape to one of its future
major functions. Some of those coming here each summer can already
forecast "the glories awaiting her at
the Olympics" of the universities.
Summer School of Music Director, Nicholas Goldschmidt, conducts a scene from the Menotti Opera,
"The Medium", in which Summer School Students
Shirley Chapman and Ed Hanson played leading
Nearly   50   young   children   attended   Children's   Creative   Art   Classes   at   U.B.C.'s   Summer   School.    Their
painting  and  papier-mache  masks attracted  considerable  attention  when   displayed  for  visitors.
U.  B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Changing
of the
The new two-million dollar Arts Building is rapidly taking shape at the North end of the Campus across
Memorial Road from the Library. It is the first major building project in the University's current ten-
million   dollar   Building   Programme.    It   is   expected   to   be   completed   and   ready   for   occupancy   by   the
Summer  of  1958.
New Buildings Under Construction
Federal Government and Churches Participate
A building boom is in full swing on
the Campus these days. Gradually the
long-deferred hopes of the University
are being realised. The fine new Arts
Building gives promise at last of
accommodation worthy of the U.B.C.
Senior Faculty; the United Church
and Anglican Theological College now
have a near neighbour in the substantial, finely-built St. Andrew's Hall,
of the Presbyterian church, to the
South-East, while the framework of
St. Mark's College is rising at the
corner of Wesbrook Crescent and
Chancellor Boulevard.
The Forest Products Laboratory,
which occupied one of the first buildings to be erected on the Campus,
and is now accommodated in seven
separate houses, will soon have a
brand new headquarters for its work.
The Laboratory and Office Building,
to cost $1,000,000, is expected to be
opened early next year, the first of
three important centres for technical
research to be erected by the Federal
Government  on  the   U.B.C.   Campus.
An account of Brock Hall Extension,
which is to be opened in October, will
be found on Page 35.
Addressograph   Office   located   in   the   New   Extension   of   Brock   Hall.    From   Left:   Pat  Macgregor,
Claudia Graham, Sharon Boyle.
Three new  Federal Government Buildings will  be constructed on  the Campus along  Marine  Drive  near  the
foot of  University Boulevard.   The  first of these shown  above is  the Federal  Forest Products  Laboratory.
The  other  two  buildings  will   be  the  Technological   Station   for  the   Fisheries   Research   Board   of   Canada
and  the Science Services  Laboratory tor the  Department of Agriculture.
Alumni   Office   Staff  busily  working   in   their   new
quarters   in   Brock   Extension.    From   Left:   Louise
Gullback, Thelma Pitt, Claudia Graham and Gerlind
22 Front  Entrance of  the  Faculty  Club.
North view of the Faculty Club.
Faculty Club and Social Centre
Munificent Gift of Thea and Leon Koerner
The University's new Faculty Club
and University Social Centre, to be
built on the site of the old Faculty
Club at the North end of the Main
Mall is expected to be ready for
occupancy by mid-September,  1958.
Construction, made possible by a
$500,000 gift to the University from
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Koerner-, is to
start this month. The present temporary Faculty Club has been moved
100 yards to the South to a point
just North of the new College of
Education building and East of the
University Armoury, and is now in
use in its new location.
Design of the new Faculty Club and
University Social Centre is the work
of Professor Fred Lasserre, Director
of U.B.C.'s School of Architecture.
All of the major rooms look out at
the view to the North and have easy
and direct access to exterior terraces
and lawns.
The Faculty Club social facilities
include an entrance and reception
foyer, lounge, music alcove, reading
room, games room, dining rooms, and
snack bar. The Social Centre provides
facilities to permit the Chancellor, the
President and other senior officials of
the University to receive and entertain
distinguished guests in suitable surroundings. It includes five bedrooms,
a lounge and a small dining room.
The entrance, with reception desk,
will be at a split-level leading to a
half flight of stairs up to the Senior
Social Centre on the top floor and to
another half flight down to the Main
Faculty Club floor which will be at
approximately the same level as was
the floor in the old Club.
The design, the plan, the quality of
construction and materials, and the
standard of furnishings were evolved
in an attempt to give an architectural
answer to the spirit in which Mr. and
Mrs. Koerner made the generous
grant for this building. Every effort
has been directed to produce within
the budget a building of highest
quality to serve the principal social
and entertainment needs of the Faculty and Administration Officers. The
character of the building, it is hoped,
will be non-institutional and club-like.
New University  Book Store,   Bus  Stop,   Post Office
and   Cafeteria   has   been   in   use   for  almost  a   year.
It   is  situated  on   the  Main   Mall   across  from   the
Chemistry Building.
St. Andrew's Hall, Presbyterian Thcoloqical College,
showing a Chapel 'right foreground), a Dining
Hall 'left) and Residence Accommodation for 40
Students is expected to be fully completed by
October 15.
An attractively  designed  temporary  wood,  frame  and  stucco  building  has  been
added   to  the   parking-lot  area   East  of   the   University   Armoury   to   house   the
University s   new   College   and   Faculty   of   Education   until   permanent   quarters
can be constructed later.
Architects sketch  of  St.  Mark's College   (Roman  Catholic)   which  is  now  under
construction   on   the   corner   of   Wesbrook   Crescent   and   Chancellor   Boulevard
and is expected to be completed by August,  1958.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE B.C's Hundredth
Birthday Party
By Douglas J. Horan, Publicity Director, B.C. Centennial Committee
Douglas Horan
^^■Bfcgj-' The   Province   of
JjHHfe. \     British   Columbia
^^^^^^■jr'     was  born  out  of
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K  ^f^ST   J*Jh   venturers    had
sailed   its   shores
in  search of the
Northwest Passage.   Others had
come  overland,
like   Sir   Alexander   Mackenzie,
Simon Fraser and
David Thompson,
looking for the legendary route.
They went away disappointed men
—those that did not meet tragedy on
the wild rivers and rocky shores. But
they all left something behind—maps
and charts making it easy for those
that came after to explore the vast
wilderness; forts from which sprung
the Province's first settlements; the
most important of these being British,
left bold markers claiming the newfound territory for Her Majesty Queen
Like New York's Hudson, British
Columbia's mighty Fraser1 played the
most vital part in the West Coast's
early history. The river, its liquid mud
churning down to the sea, became an
important transportation route for
trappers and traders of the North
West  and  Hudson's  Bay  Companies.
It was on the banks of the Fraser
in March 1858, that gold was discovered. The big strike stampeded
in a new era in the history of the
territory. Lusty, hard-living men
jostled in from the world's four
corners to join the brawling hunt for
gold. But here again men found disillusionment; for the gold soon
petered out.
There were many, however, who
overcame their disappointment in
failing to make the big stake. They
stayed to discover and exploit a new
bonanza in the earth's fertility—the
giant timbers, and one of Nature's
greatest phenomena, the annual salmon run. They saw the practical possibilities of this new land and were
willing to give up an easier form of
life to pioneer a new territory. Their
descendants today enjoy the fruits of
labours endured because of a faith in
the endless promise of a rich but
rugged land.
Sir James Douglas, acting for the
British Parliament and Her Majesty
Queen Victoria, proclaimed the Mainland Colony of British Columbia on
November 19th, 1858, in a ceremony
at Fort Langley at which Douglas
became the first Governor. The move
effectively quashed the activities of
major American trading interests who
wished to acquire the territory.
Tremendous strides, industrially and
culturally, have been made by the
people of British Columbia since then.
Although the eastern part of Canada
has had the jump on British Columbia
in terms of settlement and economic
development, this most Western part
is rapidly narrowing the gap.
Its unlimited natural resource potential will ensure that Sir John A. Mac-
Donald's prophecy, "the Twentieth
Century belongs to Canada", becomes
a vivid reality.
Because, in 1958, British Columbia
will have marked off one hundred
years since it was proclaimed a British territory, and because it now
stands on the threshold of a golden
cultural and economic future, it has
decided to pause and give thanks to
the early pioneers who made it all
possible, in a year-long centennial
Two years have gone into planning
this mammoth 100th birthday party.
More than 10,000 volunteer workers,
serving on local centennial committees
and on the Provincial British Columbia Centennial Committee, have been
making preparations which will culminate in literally hundreds of events
that will occupy the whole of 1958.
It will be a year of stock-taking,
of pride in achievement, of thanksgiving to pioneer parents and a look
at the future. The year's programme
will reflect this.
The Provincial Government is con-
L. J. Wallace
tributing some $1,500,000 (at $1 per
head) towards the costly celebrations
and to lasting memorial projects. This
contribution is made up of 40 cents
per capita as an outright gift for
celebrations and an additional 60 cents
per capita to be matched dollar for
dollar by the municipalities, for centennial projects.
Some of these planned projects include restoration of historic sites and
landmarks, parks, museums, libraries
and even contributions to hospital
Community histories will be written. Parades will be staged and
pioneer-honouring ceremonies held.
The 3,000,000 tourists expected by
the government in 1958, a 20 per
cent jump over the normal, will see
Gold Rush jamborees, fairs, rodeos
and street dancing throughout the
One little centre plans to have the
first white resident born in the district lead a parade, riding side-saddle
on a white horse. There'll be an Old-
Timers' Tug of War, along with a
sports day and an old-fashioned outdoor feed.
The British Columbia Centennial
Committee is sponsoring many projects and entertainments of a Provincial nature.
One of the most spectacular, will be
the re-enactment by 18 men in three
Indian canoes, of Simon Fraser's historic trip down the Fraser River.
These men, dressed as old-time voy-
ageurs, will make the 450-mile journey
from Fort George (Prince George) to
Vancouver — shooting the river's
rapids and braving the Fraser Canyon's treacherous Hell's Gate before
paddling down towards the river's
mouth. They'll take a month, with
many stops along the way for welcoming celebrations.
The famous R.C.M.P. "Musical
Ride", which has thrilled two generations of audiences across the world,
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        24 will    be    performed    throughout   the
Stage coaches, complete with outriders and valuable cachettes, will
travel from the historic gold-mining
town of Barkerville to Vancouver, be
ferried over to Vancouver Island and
make runs down to Victoria where
they will be welcomed by the
Lieutenant-Governor  Frank   M.  Ross.
Pageants re-enacting British Columbia's history will be staged across
the province. A master pageant
script, written by Vancouver newspaperman Dick Diespecker, is being
provided free of charge to all communities  and  schools.
The University of British Columbia,
directly and indirectly, is helping to
make the centennial celebrations a
It has loaned Faculty members
like Dr. Margaret Ormsby, Professor of History, Dr. R. G. Watters,
Professor of English and Dr. Malcolm McGregor, Chairman of the
Classics Department, to the British
Columbia Centennial Committee to
work  on  some  of  its  projects.
Dr. Ormsby is presently writing
an official history of British Columbia—the first comprehensive history of the province in 44 years. An
anthology containing some of the
best writing's on British Columbia in
all categories by prominent west-
coast and Canadian authors is being
compiled by Dr. Watters. Dr. McGregor, while serving on the Centennial Committee's Board of Directors, is also Chairman of the Cultural Activities Sub-Committee. He
has worked to help assist the Vancouver Festival of the Arts, to plan
a tour of the Province by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and is
the Committee's spokesman in arranging art and cultural presentations for British Columbia next year.
Master-minding the whole organization of the centennial celebrations
is another U.B.C. graduate. He is
L. J. (Lawrie) Wallace, who is
Chairman of the Committee. As
head of the Community Programmes
Branch of the Department of Education he has worked to set up a full-
scale recreation programme. His organisational ability earned him the
top job on the Committee. The Macdonald Brier curling playdowns, the
Grey Cup and many other sports and
Chief  Justice   Begbie   is  depicted  administering   the  oath   of  office   to  James   Douglas,   first   Governor   of
the Crown Colony of British Columbia, November 19, 1858, at Fort Langley.
V   t
Willard E.    Ireland Margaret A. Ormsby
entertainment attractions have been
lured to British Columbia next year,
largely  through  his  efforts.
Willard Ireland, U.B.C. Honours
History Graduate, now Provincial
Librarian and Archivist, has been
working on the publications section
of the Committee, which includes the
history and anthology, and is presently engaged in deciding on 100
historic sites to be marked by the
Government throughout the province.
Professor R. F. (Bob) Osborne,
U.B.C. Athletic Director and Chairman of the centennial Athletic and
Sports Sub-Committee, has been instrumental in persuading professional golfers to hold a 850,000
Canadian Open Golf Championship
in Vancouver next year, and also the
$10,000 Canadian five-pin Bowling
It is anticipated the University of
British Columbia will have its largest
Homecoming during the centennial
year. To encourage the Graduates to
return to their Alma Mater in 1958,
and also to enjoy the many other
activities going on in all parts of the
province, the University Alumni
Association is co-operating with the
Centennial Committee in the distribution of the Centennial Calendar of
Events which will be ready for mailing  this   fall.
U.B.C. Alumni will get an enthusiastic Western welcome wherever
they plan to visit in British Columbia next year. It is also the
British Columbia Centennial Committee's hope that University of
British Columbia Graduates, who
have not already volunteered their
services  to  some  centennial  activity,
will do so in the busy months ahead
and thereby, through their training,
increase the success of the centennial
Many other events and activities,
some announced, others still in the
planning stage, will give British
Columbia the claim to being the
show-place  of  Canada  during  1958.
It is sufficient to say that on a
stage stretching 366,000 square
miles, aproned by the blue Pacific
with a backdrop of giant fir trees
and cloud-piercing mountains, British
Columbians believe they can present
a programme of entertainment to
outrival any other show in the world.
Their enthusiasm, which has already been demonstrated in the
number of hours spent organising
centennial events, cannot help but
ensure the success of the 1958 Centenary.
While the celebrations will give
our tourist industry a terrific boost,
they will do something more important. They will bring our people
closer together, further a pride in
their Province's history and lay the
firm foundations from which to build,
along with the rest of the Provinces,
a great  Canadian  culture.
Robert F. Osborne
Malcolm F. McGregor
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Down on the dock, this Barbados branch manager is
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producers by providing necessary financing. It looked
after exchange; arranged a Letter of Credit; took
care of other financial details that are part of the
process of trade between nations. In addition, this
Royal Bank manager supplies his export customers
with first-hand information on Canadian markets,
buying habits, economic trends.
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Capital Gifts Campaign
$5,000,000 Goal Set For Fund Drive
U.B.C.'s capital Gifts Campaign for
$5,000,000 is ready to roll.
Paul E. Cooper, Executive Vice-
president of Sandwell & Co., and
former President of Crown Zellerbach (Canada) Ltd., has been appointed General Chairman.
Howard N. Walters, retired General
Sales Manager of the B.C. Electric
and now Vice-President of Pleasant
Valley Oil Co., will be Deputy Chairman.
Several leading British Columbia
business men have accepted key posts
in the Campaign.  They are:
H. R. MacMillan, C.B.E., former
Chairman of the Board, MacMillan &
Bloedel, Ltd.
Harold S. Foley, K.S.G., Chairman
of the Board, Powell River Co. Ltd.
A. H. Williamson, O.B.E., Vice-
President, Wood Gundy & Co. Ltd.
Walter C. Koerner, President, Alaska Pine & Cellulose Ltd.
John M. Buchanan, Chairman of the
Board, B.C. Packers Ltd.
William     J.
Pemberton Ltd
Honorary Chairmen of the Campaign are Chancellor A. E. Grauer and
Chancellor-Emeritus Hon. E. W. Hamber, C.M.G. Patrons are the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia,
Hon. Frank MacKenzie Ross, C.M.G.,
M.C; Hon. Clarence Wallace, C.B.E.;
Hon. Charles A. Banks, C.M.G.; Hon.
Gordon McG. Sloan, Chief Justice of
British Columbia; Hon. Sherwood
Lett, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and Hon.
W. A. C. Bennett, Premier of British
The official Campaign period will
be January and February, 1958, hut
pre-Campaign solicitation of national
and British Columbia firms and individuals will be undertaken this fall
following the Community Chest Campaign.
A Campaign office has been opened
on the seventeenth floor of the B.C.
Electric Building on Burrard Street.
Aubrey F. Roberts, Director of the
U.B.C. Development Fund, and Arthur
H. Sager, Director of Alumni Activities will be working full time in the
Campaign office for the duration of
the Fund drive.
The objective of the Campaign has
been set at $5,000,000, which the Provincial   Government  has  promised   to
Paul E. Cooper
match for capital development on the
Campus. Campaign leaders are optimistic that business and industry and
the public will give generous support
to the University and that the objective will be reached early in 1958.
The $10,000,000 realised by the
Campaign (five from the public and
five from the Government) will enable the University to start on many
vital building projects during the next
fiive years. In the meantime, construction is proceeding on the building program with the British Columbia Government's capital grant of
$10,000,000, being received at $1,000,-
000 a year. The Arts Building, now
nearing completion, is the product of
the first two million dollars.
The University expects also to
receive nearly $5,000,000 in Canada
Council grants over the next five years
for capital construction in Fine Arts,
Social Sciences and the Humanities.
Thus the Capital Gifts Campaign,
if successful, will contribute only one
fifth of the $25,000,000 which U.B.C
expects to invest in its development
programme in the next ten years.
Even that will not be enough to complete the job, however, for by 1965
enrollment will have doubled to 15,-
000, creating new pressures on classrooms and laboratory facilities.
Alumni annual giving, which has
grown from $12,000 to $143,000 in
eight years, will be an advance portion
of the Capital Gifts Campaign.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        28 Class of 1922 Reunion
Seated. From Left: Mrs. W. N. Sage, S. Mack Eastman, Fred M. Clement,
Mrs. F. M. Clement, Andrew H. Hutchinson, Mrs. James Watson, Frederic
G. C. Wood, Walter N. Sage, Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Harry T. Logan, Leonard S.
Klinck, Mrs. H. T. Logan, John M. Turnbull, Louise (Campbell) Clarke,
Mrs. S. Mack Eastman, Mrs. M. Y. Williams, Merton Y. Williams, Annie
(Watson) Stewart, Mrs. Paul N. Whitley, Isabel S. Maclnnes, W. Orson
Banfield, Frank E. Buck. Standing, From Left: Blythe A. Eagles, Lester W.
McLennan, James A. Dauphinee, William A. Gale, Mrs. W. A. Gale, Mrs.
Blythe Eagles, Edna (Rogers) Orr, Izeyle (Aconley) Purdy, William G. Black,
Mrs. Wm. G. Black, J. A. H. (Bert) Imlah, Marion E. Lawrence (B.A.71),
James Watson, Rona (Hatt) Wallis, Mrs. A. H. Hutchinson, Mrs. Bert Imlah,
Marion    (Atherton)    Redgrave,   Mr.   G.   Redgrave,   Wells   Coates,   Gertrude
(Dowsley) Herd (B.A.'27), James Herd, Norah Purslow, Mrs. Gordon Meekison,
Gordon Meekison, J. R. (Bob) Fournier, G. Howell Harris, Mrs. Roland
Lanning, Roland J. Lanning, Dora (Pye) Marrion, Leonard W. Heaslip, Edna
(Ballard) Burch, Bea (Johnson) Wood (B.A.Sc. Nurs.'23), Margaret (Robson)
Fournier (B.A/21), Mrs. W. O. Banfield, G. E. W. (Ernie) Clarke, Cora (Metz)
McLennan, Jack M. Arkley, Martha (McKechnie) MacLeod, Annie (Anderson)
Angus I B.A.'23), Mrs. H. M. King, Mrs. J. M. Turnbull, Mrs. Jack M. Arkley,
Mrs. G. H. Harris, Mrs. L. W. Heaslip, Margaret (Clarke) Pickler, Harry M.
King, William (Bill) Stewart (B.A.'23), Paul N. Whitley. Others at Reunion
Were: Marjorie Agnew, Geoffrey C. Andrew, George S. Clark, Peter Krosby
(B.A.'55>, Dorothy (Hopper) Munro, Robert James (Bob) Munro, W. O. C.
(Bill)  Scott.
Dear Fellow Members:
We did it again; We gathered
nearly 100 strong on July 3 at the
Sperling Avenue home of Blythe and
Violet Eagles to celebrate our 35th
Anniversary. If we could convey to
our absent members the thrill of
these get-togethers — this was our
third — we are sure more of you
would plan to attend.
The reunion took the form of a
garden party. The afternoon was
spent meeting and greeting Faculty
Members and old friends. A delicious
buffet supper, provided by the Eagles
and local members of the Class, was
served about 5:30.
After supper a short business
session was conducted by Les McLennan, permanent Vice-President of
the Classes of '22. A moment of
silence was observed in memory of
classmates and faculty members who
had passed on during j;he last five
years—Dr. Ashton, L)r. "Lemmy"
Robertson, Dr. Todd, Dr. Douglas
Mcintosh, Isabel Miller Kuhn, and
Doris  Fulton.
Interesting letters from classmates
who regretted being unable to attend were read by Cora Metz McLennan, permanent Secretary of
Arts '22. Among those who sent
regrets were: Dr. Dal Grauer, Dr.
Norman MacKenzie, (in his absence
Dean Geoffrey Andrew represented
the University) Dr. Teddy Boggs,
Dr. Stanley Matthews, Dr. Robert
Clark, Dr. Henry Angus, Gwen Kemp
Foerster, Beecher Weld, Lillian Reid,
Lionel  Stevenson, Cliff Kelly, Lloyd
Bolton, Arnold Webster, Gwen Gillis.
A most interesting item was added
to the proceedings by Harry Logan,
our Chronicle Editor and current
compiler of the History of the University. Harry read the minutes of
the Convocation Meeting of 1922 in
which the Secretary, Mr. J. S. Gordon,
made special reference to the large
numbers of the 1922 graduating
classes who were present. Because
of its large representation at that
function, the Class of '22 was the only
class ever to be so mentioned in
the minutes of convocation. He concluded by reading a few of those
personal quips about our classmates
from the 1922 Annual such as always
appear in university annuals. His
remarks all added up to a right note
at the right place for a memorable
During the course of the afternoon it was a grand sight to see
classmates and faculty renewing old
ties of friendship. Wobby Banfield's
photograph album helped a lot in
identifying class members and recalling the days of the 1922 graduation. A terrific conversation arose
between Louise Campbell and Rona
Hatt as to who was the prouder and
grander grandmother. And from the
way Jimmy Dauphinee served punch
and Wells Coates moved chairs, we
might have been mistaken for the
Class of '52.
The committee in Vancouver in
charge of the reunion did a wonderful job. We have asked them to
work out arrangements for our next
reunion  five  years  hence.
Won't you start planning now to
take your vacation in Vancouver in
July 1962 and to attend the 40th
class reunion of the classes of '22?
Class  Secretary.
Mrs. Lemuel Robertson has generously established a Loan Fund in
memory of her husband, the late Dr.
Lemuel Robertson, first Head of the
Classics Department in the University.
The Fund will be available for use
in the form of loans by students of
Latin or Greek. Precise conditions are
being prepared for publication in the
University Calendar. It is felt that
many former students of Lemuel Robertson will wish to contribute to this
A Scholarship Fund has been established at the University to the Memory of Dr. H. Lavell Leeson for the
assistance of medical students. Those
who wish to participate should send
their donations to the Lavell Leeson
Scholarship Fund, c/o Dean Walter
Gage, University of B.C.
President and Mrs. Harold Dodds,
of Princeton University, were visitors
to the University on July 28 and 29.
They were entertained at tea by Dr.
and Mrs. MacKenzie on July 28 at
the President's House, and to luncheon
at the Faculty Club, when they met
several of the Faculty members.
(Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle, 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next  issue  not  later than  November   15.)
S. Morley Scott, B.A., Ph.D. (Mich.), formerly High Commisisoner to Pakistan, has been
appointed Director of Civil Studies, National
Defence College at Fort Frontenac, Kingston,
Tarrant D. Guernsey, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'24,
Ph.D. (Col.), represented the University of
British Columbia, July 5, at the University
College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland on the
occasion of the installation of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, as President. Dr. and Mrs. Guernsey (nee Isabel
Russell, B.A.'25, M.A.'26) are living in Salisbury, Rhodesia, where Dr. Guernsey is Consulting Geologist with Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa, with Rhoskana Corporation,  Limited.
Col. John H. Jenkins, B.A.Sc, Chief, Forest
Products Laboratories of Canada, was chosen
to head the six-man Canadian Delegation to
the Seventh Commonwealth Forestry Conference held this summer in Australia and New
Zealand. Prior to the main Conference the
Heads of the various Commonwealth Forest
Products Research Laboratories met together
for a two-week Conference in Melbourne and
Tasmania. Col. Jenkins is returning via the
Philippines and Japan in order to visit research institutions there and to see something
of their lumber and plywood manufacturing
industries. Accompanying him as Members of
the Delegation were: Dr. Robert W. Well-
wood, B.A.Sc'35, M.F., Ph.D. (Duke), Professor, Faculty of Forestry, U.B.C.; and
Charles D. Schultz, B.A.Sc'31, Vancouver.
Homer A. Thompson, B.A., M.A.'27, Ph.D.
(Mich.), F.R.S.C, F.B.A., LL.D.*49, Professor
of Classical Archaeology, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Field Director of
Agora Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, was awarded an
Honorary Doctor of Literature Degree by the
University of Michigan at their 113th Commencement, June 15, 1957, in Ann Arbour. He
also received an Honorary Degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, this
Avia Pumphrey, B.A., M.A.'46, for the past
8 years Director of Social Service at the
Montreal General Hospital, took over in the
same capacity at the Vancouver General
Hospital on September 1, 1957.
Arthur H. Beattie, B.A., M.A.'31, Ph.D.
(Stanford), of the Department of Romance
Language, University of Arizona, Tucson, was
elected to Honorary Membership in Idaho
Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on June 8,
1957. This is an honour conferred most infrequently and only upon persons who have
distinguished themselves by their contributions
to scholarship and to the advancement of
learning. Dr. Beattie is the authour of several
books and numerous articles in his field. He
taught at the University of Idaho for
20 years, 1931-51, and
was Chairman of the
Language Department  from   1948-51.
Charles R. Cornish,
B.A.Sc, M.E.I.C, has
been appointed Chief
Engineer, Federal
District Commission,
Ottawa. He had been
Assistant Chief Engineer since 1949.
Frank L. Burnham
Charles R. Cornish
Frank L. Burnham,
B.A., M.A.'35, B.Ed.
'48, Vice-Principal of
Gladstone Secondary
School, has been
named Principal of
Magee Senior High
School. Mr. Burnham, with the Vancouver School Board
for the past 25 years,
has been active in
athletics and is on
the Executive of the
Vancouver and District Inter-High Athletic Association.
C. W. E. (Bill) Locke, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed Mill Manager at the Khulna Pulp
and Paper Mill, now under construction in
East Pakistan, for the Pakistan Industrial
Development Corporation. Mr. Locke has had
23 years extensive experience in the Pulp and
Paper Industry, including many years at
British  Columbia  Coastal  Mills.
Kenneth Martin, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'32, formerly Transportation Manager of the Head
Office of Shell Oil Company's Transportation
and Supplies Organisation in New York, has
been appointed Manager of the Company's
newly-formed Department of Transport and
Materials. This Department has been created
in the New Orleans exploration and production
area to ease the problems of logistics which
have arisen there with the large-scale off-shore
production in recent years.
E. W. (Ed) Richardson, B.A.Sc, during the
past year, Chief Engineer for N. W. Hullah
Corporation, Vancouver, has formed his own
Consulting Engineering firm which will specialise in land investigations and reports, and
municipal engineering fields including shopping centres, town planning, subdivisions,
water works, sewerage and roads. Mr. Richardson was Engineer for British Properties
from 1948-56 which included serving as Engineer for the Lion's Gate Bridge and for the
Park   Royal   Shopping   Centre.
Victor John Southey, B.A., B.A.Sc, formerly
General Superintendent of Dominion Wabana
Ore Limited, has been promoted to the position of Works Manager of the Dominion Steel
and Coal Corporation subsidiary, located at
Wabana, Newfoundland.
Leften S. Stavrianos, B.A., Professor at
Northwestern University, has completed a
History of the Balkans to be published by
Rinehart in January. He has also published
a Pamphlet, of book proportions, on "The
Ottoman Empire", for the use of Freshmen
students. He has received a Carnegie grant
to enable him to continue his  research  work.
W. S.   (Sam)   Creamer, B.A., Vice-Principal
since   1947,   at   the   Fernie   High   School,   has
accepted a position as Mathematics and Science
Teacher at the Courtenay High School.
E. Davie Fulton,
B. A., B. A. (Oxon.),
M. P., has been ap-
pointed to the Federal
Cabinet as Minister
of Justice.
G. Stanley Williamson, B.A.Sc, has been
named Plant Manager
jf Shell Chemical Corporation's Shell Point
Plant, California. Mr.
Williamson was formerly Superintendent
of the Corporation's
Torrance Plant, Cali-
Davie Fulton forma.
T. K. Shoyama, B.A., B.Com., has been
apopinted a member of the Saskatchewan
Power Corporation's Board of Directors. Since
1950, Mr. Shoyama has been, Secretary of the
Saskatchewan Economic Advisory and Planning Board.
S. D. Ford, B.A.Sc, M.E.I.C, was recently
named a Vice-President in the firm of Sandwell and Company, Limited, Consulting Engineers,   Vancouver.
Robert L. McDougall, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
(Tor.), formerly with the Department of English, University of Toronto, has been appointed
Associate Professor, Department of English,
Carleton University, Ottawa. Dr. McDougall
has also been elected to the Administrative
Committee of the Institute of Canadian
Sudies   established   at   Carleton.
Jack Morrison, B.A., formerly Assistant
Manager of the Abitibi Power and Paper
Company Limited's Sault Ste. Marie newsprint Mill, has been appointed Manager of
their Mill at Fort William, effective August
1,   1957.
Kenneth G. Booth, B.A., has been appointed
Manager of Research, Abitibi Power and
Paper Company, Limited, Central Research
and Development Division, Sault Ste. Marie,
W. C. Hiem, B.A.Sc, has been elected
President and General Manager of Alchem
Limited, Burlington, Ontario. Mr. Hiem has
been 15 years with this Company which manufactures specialised industrial chemicals and
provides consulting services to all types of
Orme W. Dier, B.A., has been appointed
Charge-d'Affairs, Canadian Embassy, Helsinki, Finland. Mr. Dier was formerly attached
to the Canadian Embassy in Copenhagen,
John W. Ker, B.A.Sc, received a Doctor of
Forestry   Degree   at   Yale   University's    Commencement   Exercises   in   June  last.
Echo L. R. Lidster, B.S.A., has been awarded
$1,500 for Post-Graduate studies in Sociology
at Cornel] University. The Scholarship was
awarded by the Canada Foundation from the
Princess Alice Fund, which is devoted to
promoting Youth Leadership studies. Miss
Lidster will obtain a Master's Degree in
Rural   Sociology.
Alvin A. Day, B.A.Sc, who established and
managed the new Colgate-Palmolive Plant in
Lima, Peru, is presently in the West Indies
with Colgate-Palmolive (West Indies) Inc.,
where his firm is establishing another new
factory at Ciudad Truesillo. His work entails
spending 6 days a month in Kingston, Jamaica,
where a third factory is being set up.
James P. McCulloch, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed Manager and Secretary, Pacific Air
Pollution Control Limited. This new enterprise has been formed in Vancouver to provide consulting services for the design and
installation of industrial emission control
systems. Mr. McCulloch has been actively
engaged in Metallurgical Engineering for the
past 14 years.
A.  Douglas  Belyea,
B.Com., has been
named Assistant Director of Aircraft
Production, Department of Defence, Ottawa.
Kenneth A. Mac-
Kirdy, B.A., M.A.'48
formerly Assistant
Professor of History,
Queen's University,
has been appointed
Assistant Professor of
Canadian and Commonwealth History at
University of Washington, Seattle.
John Douglas Ross, B.A.,  received a Doctor
of  Philosophy  Degree  from  the  University  of
Minnesota in June last.
Alistair D. Crerar, B.A., M.A.'51, has been
elected Councillor of the Canadian Association
of Geographers.
I. J. Dalla Lana, B.A.Sc, M.Sc.(Alta.), has
been   appointed  Assistant  Professor  of   Chem-
A. Douglas Belyea
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of Alberta.
Engineering,   University
E. R. Ned Larsen
E. R. (Ned) Larsen,
B.A., B.A. (Oxon.),
Assistant Headmaster
at Shawnigan Lake
Boys School since his
graduation from Oxford in 1953, has been
named Assistant to
The Honourable G. R.
Pearkes, Minister of
Defence. Mr. Larsen
is an outstanding
B. C. athlete and
scholar, having the
unique distinction,
while at Oxford, of
being awarded College colours in seven
sports and playing for the University in five.
He also obtained a First Class in History
Honours  at Oxford.
David B. Laughton, B.S.A., B.Com.'49, formerly Canadian Government Trade Commissioner in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, has been
appointed Commercial Secretary at the Canadian Embassy, Mexico, which position he will
take up in the Autumn on completion of a
Canadian tour.
Stephen Lebedovich, B.A., B.A.Sc, has been
promoted to Squadron-Leader in the R.C.A.F.
James Donald Longley, B.A., M.D., CM.
(McGill), reecived the Degree of M.Sc, in
Experimental Surgery from McGill University
on  May 29,  1957.
R. John Moore, B.Com., has been appointed
External Auditor for the Canadian Fishing
Company, Limited,  Vancouver.
Brooke Cornwall, B.A., M.A.'52, Geographical Branch, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Ottawa, has been elected Secretary of the Canadian Association of Geographers.
Charles N. Forward, B.A., M.A.'52, was
recently re-elected Treasurer of the Canadian
Association   of   Geographers.
C. Eric McConachie, B.A.Sc, M.Sc. (M.I.T.),
has been appointed Assistant Director of
Flight Development, Canadian Pacific Air
Lines, Limited. He has played a major role
in the Bristol Britannia expansion project of
R. J. (Bob) Edgar, B.S.A., M.S.A.'52, formerly Personnel Officer, Marketing Service
Division, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa,
has been promoted to Head of the Personnel
Unit, Science Service Division of the Department.
George R. J. Law, B.S.A., M.Sc (Wash.),
has won a $2,250 Kimber Farms Research
Fellowship at the University of California at
Berkeley. He will work toward his Ph.D. in
Poultry Genetics.
R. L. Walker, B.A.Sc, formerly Executive
Assistant, Fraser River Board, in Victoria,
has joined Hunting Technical and Exploration
Services Limited, Toronto. His first assignment is in Ceylon where he will act in a
liaison and co-ordinating capacity in connection with studies of the Island's water resources under the present Canadian Colombo
Plan  integrated  survey.
Williard G. Johnston, B.A.Sc, Draftsman,
Canadian Mining and Smelting Company at
Trail, has been advanced to Development Engineer II, Engineering Development Section.
Arthur C. Leitze, B.A., received his Ph.D.
Degree in Biological Chemistry from Indiana
State University this June. He is currently
doing research in the Science Research Institute of Oregon State College, Corvallis,
Grant MacKinnon, B.Arch., has become a
partner in the Architectural firm of Aubrey
and  MacKinnon  in  Kamloops,  B.C.
Capt. I. Neil Nicholson, B.A.Sc, R.C.E.M.E.,
has been appointed Professor at the Royal
Military College, Kingston, Ontario. Captain
Nicholson has been stationed at Vedder Crossing for the past two years.
Barbara (Bim) Schrodt, B.P.E., M.S.
(OregonI,   has    just   completed   her   Master's
Carl Stanwick
Degree at the University of Oregon after a
period of teaching at Magee High School.
Miss Schrodt has been appointed Instructor,
School of Physical Education, U.B.C, and will
act as Executive of the Women's Athletic
Carl Stanwick, B.A.
Sc, Civil Engineer
with Swan, Wooster
and Partners, Vancouver, is Resident
Engineer for his firm
on the site at the Second Narrows Bridge.
Mr. Stanwick brings
to his present position
a wide experience in
the construction field
in Ontario, Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and
British Columbia.
Charles A. Swanson, B.A., M.A.'53,
Ph.D. (Cal.I.T.), who
recently received his Doctorate in Mathematics
at the California Institute of Technology, has
been appointed Instructor in the Department
of Mathematics at U.B.C.
Robert R. Williams, B.A.Sc, formerly with
the Natural Gas Conservation Board of Alberta, is now associated with Canadian Bishop
Oil Limited as a Geologist.
E. Stanley Bengston, B.A.Sc, is now employed by the Powell River Company as a
Design Engineer in the Pulp and Paper Mill
at Powell River, B.C. He was formerly employed by H. A. Simons Limited, as a Field
Engineer on the new mill construction at
Port Alberni, B. C
CoTIn J. Crickmay, B.A.Sc, received the Degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern
California, in June last, climaxing his participation in the Master of Science Fellowship
Programme sponsored by Hughes Aircraft
Company,  Culver City,  California.
Donald K. Edwards, B.A., M.A.'54, received
the Degree of Ph.D. in Zoology from McGill
University  on  May  29.
Louise Hammerstrom, B.P.E., formerly on
the Staff of West Vancouver High School, has
been appointed Instructor, School of Physical
Education, U.B.C. Her work will be largely
in the College of Education.
Edwin Hagmeier, B.A. (Queen's), M.A.,
Ph.D.'55, for two years a National Research
Council University Research Fellow at the
University of New Brunswick, has been
appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at
U.N.B., effective July 1, 1957.
Alan M. Clark, B.A., received the Degree
of M.Sc (Applied) in Psychology from McGill
University on  May 29.
Walter H. Lewis, M.A., has received his
Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Virginia, and has accepted a
Professorship at the Stephen F. Austin State
College, Nacogdoches, Texas.
Ian Pyper, B. A.,
LL.B.'5 4, former
President of the B.C.
Young Conservatives,
Vancouver, has been
named Executive
{ Assistant to The Honourable Davie Fulton,
Minister of Justice,
Rudolph R. Haering,
B. A., M.A.'55, received the Degree of
Ph.D. in Mathematics
from McGill Univer-
lan Pyper sity on May 29.
Einard S. Haniuk, B.S.A., received his M.S.
Degree in Agronomy at the June Commencement of Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Mr. Haniuk is continuing his research work
there towards his Ph.D.
Robert E. Pugh, B.A., M.A.'55, currently
doing research for his Ph.D. in Physics at the
University of California at Berkeley, was
awarded a certificate there as the outstanding
foreign student of the year for his efforts
towards promotion of friendship and goodwill.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The award was given for his scholarship
record, for his work with Hungarian refugees,
and his activities as a member of International  House Council.
Richard    H.    N.    Roberts,    B.A.,    has    been
appointed   Private   Secretary   to   The   Honourable  G.  R.   Pearkes, Minister of Defence.
L. Allen Campbell, B.S.F., has been appointed Supervisor of Forestry Services for
the Department of University Extension. The
Faculty of Forestry has appointed a three-
man Committee consisting of Dr, J. H. G.
Smith, Dr. W. Wellwood, and Dr. J. W. Ker,
to assist and advise the new Department which
will work closely with the Forest Industry
and Government services to aid in adult education in the Forest Industry throughout B.C.
Mr. Campbell will undertake a detailed survey to determine the needs of Industry in the
field of adult education before planning a
specific  programme.
Captain S. Harry Frackson, B.A., M.D.*55,
one of the last four members of Canada's
22,000-strong army contingent to leave Korea,
returned to Vancouver at the end of July.
He had served for the past 11 months in
a Canadian hospital near Inchon. Dr. Frackson will continue to serve in the army, somewhere in British Columbia.
Eleanor Kepper, B.P.E., for the last two
years on the Staff at the University of Manitoba, has been appointed Lecturer, School of
Physical   Education,    U.B.C.     She   will   teach
various activities in the Required  Programme.
A   Dean  MacGillivray,  B.A.Sc,   recently  received   his   Master   of   Science   Degree   at   the
California  Institute of Technology.
Dennis Patrick, B.A.Sc, is now associated
with Glulam Products Limited, New Westminster, manufacturers of structural glued
laminated beams and arches as well as roof-
truss fabrication.
Peter C. Pineo, B.A., received the Degree
of M.A. in Anthropology from McGill University on May 29. He has been working
toward his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago
since the fall of 1956.
Wendy K. Sutton,
B.A., who this spring
received her Master's
Degree in Journalism from the University of California,
is one of 35 young
men and women going overseas this
Autumn to serve as
special term missionaries of the Methodist Church in 14
countries of Asia,
Africa and North
and South America.
Miss Sutton will
spend three years in
Pakistan doing educational and journalistic
Wendy Sutton
Homecoming and Class Reunions, Nov. 8 and 9
Alumni returning to U.B.C. for this fall's Homecoming festivities will
not find themselves without things to do.
The biggest and most something-for-all programme ever has been
outlined by Alumni Association and A.M.S. planners, of which the following
are some of the main features:
A Great Trek Dinner will be held on Friday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Brock Hall Lounge to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the historic
Trek from the Fairview shacks to Point Grey.
All Alumni who took part in the 1922 Trek are invited.
Justice J. V. Clyne, B.A.'23, heads the arrangements committee.
An extra touch may be added to Homecoming this fall in the form of
Faculty-Alumni reunions, tentatively planned for Saturday, November 9
at 10:00 a.m.
Homecomers will converge upon the facilities and staff members of
their own Faculties and/or Departments for an up-to-date look-see at what
is going on there these many years after.
The traditional Homecoming Luncheon will be held in the Brock Hall
Lounge on Saturday November 9 at 12:00 noon. Ought to be the best yet.
The Stadium is the meeting place for all at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,
November 9 when the U.B.C. Thunderbirds aim to wallop Central Washington.   Special track events will take place at half time.
A basketball game may be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday, following the
Great Trek Dinner.  For those who are not interested—other arrangements
will probably be made.
Ending the festivities will be the popular Homecoming Ball at 9:00 p.m.
on Saturday. Last year the Armouries was too small to hold the students
who spilled over into the Alumni part of the Ball in the Brock. This year
it is expected that Alumni will need no help to fill the Brock, and additional
facilities may be drafted to house everybody.
Five classes will converge on the Campus to celebrate anniversaries
during the Homecoming weekend.
They are the Classes of 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942 and 1947.
Facilities for all Class Reunions have been booked on the Campus for
Saturday evening from 6:30 p.m., and celebrants will trickle over to the
Brock for the big Ball when the eating and speeches are done.
Final details will be mailed to all members of Reunion Classes in good
time, but set the date aside right now and let us know if you are coming
There may be other interesting items on the Homecoming and Reunion
agenda by November, but this is all we can divulge at the time this issue
goes to press.
Come Home to Homecoming on November 8 and 9!
The Faculty
President   N.   A.    M.    MacKenzie,
C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, Q.C., B.A.,
LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., D.C.L., D.Sc.
Soc, F.R.S.C, attended The Canada
Council meetings in Ottawa, August
19 and 20. He has been appointed
Chairman of the Liaison Committee
between The Canada Council and
U.N.E.S.C.O. The President has also
been appointed a member of the National Planning Association's Canadian-American   Committee.
Dean S. N. F. Chant, O.B.E., M.A.
(Tor.) Faculty of Arts and Science,
and Head, Department of Philosophy
and Psychology, was elected Honorary President of the Canadian
Psychological Association at their
Annual Meeting in June at the University of Toronto. Dean Chant is
co-author with Edro Signori, B.A.
(Alta.), M.A., Ph.D. (Tor.), Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Psychology, of a book
on Modern Psychology entitled "Interpretative Psychology" published
in June last by McGraw Hill Book
Company,   Incorporated,  Toronto.
Dean F. H. Soward, B.A. (Tor.),
B.Litt. (Oxon.), F.R.S.C, Associate
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies,
attended a Summer Seminar on
Canadian Federalism, held at Duke
University Commonwealth Studies
Center during the second week of
August where he delivered a lecture
on External Affairs and Canadian
William M. Armstrong, B.A.Sc.
(Tor.), M.C.I.M., Professor of Metallurgy, Department of Mining and
Metallurgy, has been appointed a
Vice-President and a Director of
Pacific Air Pollution Control, Limited^ Vancouver. The enterprise has
been formed to provide consulting
engineering services for the design
and installation of industrial emission control systems. This summer,
Professor Armstrong spent several
weeks inspecting plants in Western
Germany and in Scandinavia, and in
particular in Kristiansand, Norway,
where he inspected the operation, and
viewed the test runs, of new equipment in a plant which does electro-
metallurgical smelting of iron ore.
Jacob Biely,
B.S.A. '26, M.S.-
A.'30, M.S. (Kansas State Coll.),
Professor and
Chairman of the
Department o f
Poultry Science,
attended the Annual Meeting of
the Poultry Science Association
at the University of Missouri,
August 6-9. Professor   Biely   presented   a   paper   on
Jacob Biely
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE:        32 President MacKenzie received Honorary LL.D.
Degree at 35th Annual Commencement, University
of Alaska, College, Alaska, May 13, 1957. From
Left: Dr. Otto William Geist; President MacKenzie;
Dr. Elsie May Bell Grosvenor; Dr. Gilbert H.
Grosvenor.    (See Page 9).
Poultry Nutrition and participated
in a panel discussion on courses of
study for students majoring in Poultry Husbandry. He also attended a
meeting in St. Louis on Antibiotics
and their use in controlling poultry
A. C. Cooke, B.A. (Man.), .M.A
(Oxon.), Professor, Department of
History, has returned to the Campus
after his year's leave of absence during which he was able to visit the
British Colonies in Africa as well as
the new state of Ghana, the Union of
South Africa and Rhodesia.
S. H. deJong, M.Sc. (Man.), D.L.S.,
B.C.L.S., M.E.I.C, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
has been appointed for a three-year
term to the Surveying and Mapping
Committee of the Civil Engineering
Division of the American Society for
Engineering  Education.
F. A. Forward, B.A.Sc. (Tor.),
F.I.M., M.C.I.M., M.Inst.M.M., Professor and Head of the Department
of Mining and Metallury, spent three
weeks in Europe this summer examining metal rolling plants in
Western Germany and visiting nickel
and other plants in France and
Belgium with a view to the possible
application there of some of the
metal leaching processes which he
Wolfgang Gerson, A.A.Dipl.,
M.R.A.I.C, A.R.I.B.A., Associate Professor, School of Architecture, has
spent most of the summer in Winnipeg where he is completing a large
rehabilitation survey and re-planning
proposal for the City of Winnipeg,
in co-operation with the Central
Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
This deals with the clearing of a
slum area and its replacement with
commercial and residential (housing)
Joyce Hallamore, B.A. '25, M.A.
'26, Ph.D. (Munich), Professor and
Head of the Department of German,
represented the University of British
Columbia at the 500th Anniversary
of the University of Freiburg, Germany,  June  24-29,  1957.
Robert G. Hindmarch, B.P.E. '52,
Instructor, School of Physical Education, spent the summer completing
his Master's Degree at the University
of   Oregon.
Maxwell L. Howell, B.A., M.A.,
Ed.D. (Calif), Lecturer, School of
Physical Education was elected Vice-
President of the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education
and Recreation at a recent meeting
in  Halifax.
Frederic Lasserre, B.Arch. (Tor.),
M.R.A.I.C, Professor and Director of
the School of Architecture, has been
active this summer in consultation
work on the International House
Social Centre and on the new Faculty
Ran ton Mcintosh, B.A., M.Ed.
(Sask.), Ph.D. (Columbia), Professor
and Director of Secondary Teacher
Education in the College of Education, has been granted a year's leave-
of-absence for study and travel. Dr.
Mcintosh intends to divide his time
between refresher study at Columbia
University this fall and winter and
extended travel in the United Kingdom and Europe during the spring
and summer of 1958. During his
absence Harry Stein, M.A (Man.),
Ph.D. (Minn.), Professor, will assume
the duties of Director of Secondary
Teacher Education.
Jean H. McLeod, B.H.E. '50, Instructor, School of Home Economics,
attended the Canadian Dietetic Association convention in Quebec City as
the sole B.C. Representative.
Ian McNairn, B.A. (McMaster),
Ph.D. Elect (Columbia), formerly
Assistant Keeper of the Tate Gallery
in London, England, has been appointed Instructor in Fine Arts. He
is replacing Mr. B. C. Binning who
has a year's leave of absence from
the University. Professor McNairn
recently completed a research project in Florence, Italy, towards his
Doctor of Philosophy Degree. He
gave a course in the History of Art
in  the   Summer  Session.
Ian McTaggart-Cowan with Specimens
Ian McTaggart-Cowan, B.A. '32,
Ph.D. (Calif), F.R.S.C, Professor
and Head, Department of Zoology,
and Malcolm F. McGregor, M.A. '31,
Ph.D. (Cinn.), Professor and Head,
Department of Classics, have been
appointed Assistants to the Dean of
Arts  and  Science.
H. Blair Neatby, B.A. (Sask.),
M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (Tor.), Instructor, Department of History, and Professor J. T. Saywell, B.A. '50, of the
Department   of   History,   University
This summer the Graduate Students in Physics
challenged the Staff to a beard-growing contest.
One member of the Staff, Dr. M. Bloom, M.Sc.
(McGill), Ph.D.dlU, accepted the challenge;
however, he did not come first. Aesthetic values,
as  well   as   the  more   obvious   aspects  of   beard-
? rowing were taken into consideration and Garth
ones carried off the honour. Front Row: Harold
Wesemeyer, Dipt. Phys. (Hamburg); Dr. M. Bloom;
P. Paul Singh, M.Sc.(Agra), (Judge). Back Row,
From Lett: Garth Jones, B.A.'53, M.Sc'55; Michael
J. Crooks, B.A. (Reed Coll.); Frank A. Payne,
B.A.Sc'54, M.A.Sc'57; and Don C. Cox, M.Sc.
of Toronto, were the joint recipients
of the University of Western Ontario
President's Medal for the best
scholarly article of 1956. Their article
was on "Chapleau and the Conservative Party in Quebec."
W. Op«chow-
ski, Magister
Filozofji (Warsaw), Associate
Professor, Department of
Physics, was one
of the principal
lecturers at the
seminar on
Theoretical Physics held at the
University of Alberta from August 12-30.
Cyril Reid, B.Sc, A.R.C.S., D.I.C.,
Ph.D. F.C.I.C (London), Professor,
Department of Chemistry, attended
and gave a paper on bio-physics before an international symposium of
eminent scientists in Moscow, this
summer. While there Dr. Reid also
lectured in Chemical Physics at the
University  of   Moscow.
Ira M. Robinson, A.B. (Wesleyn),
M.A. (Chicago), Assistant Professor
of Planning, School of Architecture,
has spent an active summer interviewing University Faculties and Departments to work out a new Campus
Development plan. He has been working in co-operation with the University Architects, Thompson, Berwick
and Pratt, and the University Department of Buildings and Grounds.
John Waterhouse, B.A., M.A. (McGill), Instructor, Department of English, has won a $2,500 Wallace E.
Stegner Fellowship in creative writing, enabling him to attend Stanford
W. Opechowski
33        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE ]Nfe"w To-wn,
It could  be here . . . and the search that may
pin-point its site is already under way.
Cominco exploration teams— prospectors, geologists
and  engineers, are  looking  over country  like this
for interesting outcrops. If they are lucky, and follow-up
development is  successful, a new mine could  start
to operate.  Statistics show it's one chance  in  a
hundred thousand, but it could be a big Canadian mine.
If it is, NEW TOWN. CANADA will  be born.
Soon   there   will   be   homes,   stores,   schools,
hospitals,  power and water services.
New roads and  railways  serving  NEW TOWN  will
open  up  new country, encourage  new industries,
create new jobs . . . and  it all  could be,
because  a  Cominco  exploration  team found
an "interesting  outcrop".
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34 Brock Extension.
Campus News and Views
By Ben Trevino, A.M.S.  President
The tradition of U.B.C. students
solving their own problems will assert
itself once again this year with the
opening of the Brock Extension.
Like all other Canadian and American Universities, U.B.C. has never
had enough money for capital expansion—i.e., new buildings. Unlike other
Universities, U.B.C. has never had to
divert her precious capital funds to
student buildings of a non-academic
nature. Since the Great Trek, succeeding generations of U.B.C. students
have built and paid for the Women's
Gym; the Stadium and Athletic Fields;
Brock Hall; the Armoury; and the
War Memorial Gymnasium. With the
public, Alumni, and the Provincial
Government subscribing to many of
these projects, students have been
responsible for approximately one-
seventh of the University's twenty-
five million dollar plant.
In the spring of 1955, A.M.S. Treasurer Geoff Conway reported to a
general meeting that the payments
on the War Memorial Gymnasium
would soon be completed. That same
General Meeting authorised the Students' Council to seek a new loan
for the purpose of erecting a building
that would house the offices of the
Alma Mater Society's growing list of
subsidiary organisations. By October
of 1956, when Treasurer Allan Thack-
ray publicly burned the cancelled notes
that had chronicled our indebtedness
for the War Memorial Gymnasium,
the Brock Extension was half-completed.
Like the University, the A.M.S. has
its problems with over-crowding. Before the plans for the Extension were
off the architects' drawing boards, the
building was already too small. Nevertheless, the Extension will house the
Alumni and Chronicle offices, a new
barber shop, a new College Shop, and
many of U.B.C.'s myriad clubs. Highly
specialised and technical clubs like
the Film Society, the Camera Club,
the Amateur Radio Society (Hamsoc),
and Mamooks have the facilities pecu
liar to their functions built into their
new clubrooms. Clubs such as the
political clubs, the ethnic and religious
clubs, the U.N. Club, and the like
will be accommodated in office space.
Many of the clubs will of necessity
share offices.
The new Dance Club room will
double as a smaller dance floor, which
has often been needed for small parties
that are dwarfed by the Brock Lounge.
A Games Room will have billiard and
table-tennis tables available to students at a nominal fee. The window-
walled link between the Brock and
the three-storeyed Extension will provide additional lounge space and will
house the growing A.M.S. collection
of Canadian Art.
The Extension will cost the students
approximately $300,000, less the University's contribution for the Alumni
space. Fixtures and furnishings, together with renovations to the Brock,
as other clubs were given room for
expansion, will bring the total up to
This new debt should be repaid in
six or seven years, depending on the
validity of projected increases in enrolment at U.B.C. Out of every student's fl9.00 A.M.S. fee, $5.00 goes
to the Building Fund.
The serious task of planning, financing, and furnishing a new building-
has been relieved by some humourous
sidelights. A committee in quest of
chairs returned to the A.M.S. offices
late one afternoon. With somewhat
glassy eyes but jubilant smiles, they
announced triumphantly that they had
found a hotel doing some remodelling
in their licensed premises, and we
were the new owners of 150 beer-
parlour chairs, bought at a bargain
Another committee debated heatedly
the comparative virtues of Colonial
maple and Stork wrought iron furniture for the new lounge, and finally
compromised with sleek but textured Scandinavian-designed sofas and
A University committee, under the
impression that the A.M.S. would no
longer require the two huts that had
formerly housed the clubs, began discussing whether the huts should be
used for dormitory or classroom space.
Two Student Councillors hurriedly requested a hearing from the committee,
and argued themselves back into possession of the two war-time buildings.
A week later the Students' Council
voted unanimously for the return of
one of the huts to the University for
use as office space by the Faculty
members of Hungary's Sopron University.
To a committee member's cries of
"Inconsistency!" and "Illogic!", we
could only shrug our shoulders. It
was illogical and inconsistent, but it
was necessary.
All of which goes to show that a
career at U.B.C, especially as a
Student Councillor, can lead one into
rather strange situations ■— but we
know it is up to us, and Tuum Est
carries us through!
Camp Elphinstone
By Barbara Leith, Chairman, Leadership Conference
The Third Annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Alma Mater
Society, will be held this year at
Camp Elphinstone over the weekend
of October 4-6. Delegates to the Conference will be invited from the
Faculty, the Alumni, Student Clubs
and Undergraduate Societies, the Administration, and the recipients of
U.CC.and Honorary Activities awards.
We also hope to host Dean Roller
of the Hungarian Sopron Forestry
Faculty and two or three of the
Hungarian students that will be enrolling on the Campus during the
next year.
A variety of discussion groups covering campus organisation, finances,
and problems, have been arranged by
Brad Crawford, the Programme Chairman. We hope that the scope of topics
for discussion will be wide enough
to be of help to every delegate in the
forthcoming year's activities. Group
leaders will be chiefly students who
are fully familiar from experience,
with the topic under discussion. Mr.
Clint Burhans of the English Department will also lend his assistance in
this capacity.
Delegates will leave Vancouver
Friday, October 4, in the afternoon,
to begin a full schedule of activities
that will extend over Saturday and
Sunday, with a return boat trip on
Sunday afternoon.
In the past two years, the Leadership Conference has proved to be a
worthwhile experience for the delegates and an excellent opportunity
for Students and Faculty to meet on a
common ground. The 1957-58 Committee is making its plans with the hope
that this year's Conference will be as
rewarding as in the past and that it
will facilitate closer Student-Faculty
and inter-student co-operation and
organisation on the U.B.C. Campus.
By R. J.   (Bus)   Phillips, Director of Athletics
Competition between Canadian Universities has been a major goal of
our University's Athletic Committee,
and at every opportunity we have encouraged our teams to compete in as
many sports as possible at this level.
For several years we have played the
University of Alberta teams in Ice
Hockey, Basketball and Badminton;
we are endeavouring to foster competition in other sports as well, with
the prairie Universities, in spite of
the excessive travelling costs due to
our geographical location.
We have also been a participant in
the Churchill Cup Football matches
for the past four years. This Annual
game between an Eastern and a Western Canadian University was originated by the Quebec Branch of the
Canadian Paraplegic Association, under the leadership of Dr. Harold
Elliott of Montreal. He visualised
that contests of this type would be
the start of a broader programme,
involving Track, Swimming and other
sports. In 1955 McGill University
brought its mile Relay Team to Vancouver and the race was run at half-
time of the Football game. The University of Western Ontario did the
same in 1956, and this Fall U.B.C.
will travel to London, Ontario, taking
along the Football Squad and Relay
Team for the return events September 21.
The balance of the Thunderbird
Football schedule is as follows:
September 28, Southern Oregon
College of Education, Home.
October 5, Pacific Luthern College,
October    12,   Eastern   Washington
College, Home.
October   19,   Western   Washington
College, Bellingham.
October 26, Whitworth College,
November   2,   Portland   State   University, Portland.
November   9,   Central   Washington
College  (Homecoming), Home.
November 16, Exhibition to be arranged, Home.
November   23,   College    of   Puget
Sound, Home.
U.B.C.'s tennis team lost the singles
to Western Washington, but won the
doubles, to return Co-Champions of
the Evergreen Tournament. George
Morfitt and Doug Norman were the
doubles  winners.
Greg Candlish and Gary Puder finished 2nd and 3rd in the individual
standings of the Evergreen Conference   Tournament   at   Spokane,   but
Channing Buckland had difficulty
with the narrow fairways of Indian
Canyon, with the result that our
team finished second to Pacific Lutheran College in the final standings.
In pre-season play, the U.B.C. golf
team won 5 matches and lost 3.
The Story of Cricket at U.B.C.
By M.  F. McGregor, M.A.'31,  Ph.D.   (Cincinnati),
Professor and Head, Department of Classics
Cricket has been played by teams
representing the University of British
Columbia since 1937, when Basil Robinson, an Undergraduate, and H. V.
Warren and M. F. McGregor, both
Graduates, formed the first Varsity
Cricket Club. From this time to the
present, with the exception of the
season 1951, Varsity has played in
the First Division of the B.C. Mainland Cricket League. From 1937 to
the end of 1955, by special arrangement with the Alma Mater Society,
Graduates played alongside Undergraduates. In recent years, however,
cricketers have reached the University
in ever increasing numbers. Many
Undergraduates have come from the
West Indies; cricketers have joined
the Staff and more and more Graduate cricketers have been making their
homes in Vancouver.
As a result of these developments,
members of the Staff and Graduates,
in the winter of 1955-1956, formed a
separate club, the University Occasional. In their first season, after
an appalling start that made critics
doubt the wisdom of admitting the
team to the First Division, the Occasional finished fourth in a league of
ten. In the following winter a further
influx made it possible for both Varsity and the Occasionals to field second teams, playing in the Second Division of the Mainland League.
As this is written, Varsity A, under the captaincy of Lloyd Edwards,
rest in eighth position. On paper, the
team is much stronger than its record
shows; its performance, however, has
been erratic, despite fine batting per
formances by Stan Glasgow and Lloyd
Edwards and steady bowling by the
latter. The second team is in fourth
place in a league of twelve and is
recognised as a powerful Eleven.
The Occasionals have been the surprise of the season. Even now they
are running even with Rowing Club
and Brockton Point for the lead in the
First Division after having been in
a contending position throughout the
season. The team is captained by Jack
Rush    (Lord    Byng    High    School).
From Lett: Jack Rush and Chandrasekharan.
Chandrasekharan (a Graduate student
in Chemical Engineering) has proved
himself one of the best batsmen in
the League and Michael Livingston
(who did Medical research at U.B.C.)
has played many vigorous and effective innings. A new bowler, Barry
Connelly (a Graduate student in
Chemistry), is the fastest and most
hostile opening bowler in the Division; he serves as a splended partner
for the accurate left-arm swingers
of Dip Persad. A feature of the
team's play has been its remarkable
The Second Team, in its first season, has been producing creditable
results under the happy leadership
of Leslie Rawlinson.
The Occasionals have been greatly
strengthened by the influx of a group
of Graduate chemists. Several members of the teaching Staff continue to
play, including two of the charter
members of the original Varsity club,
namely, H. V. Warren, whose enthusiasm never decreases, and M. F. McGregor, who keeps wicket for the
Occasionals' first Team.
The Occasionals also sponsor and
coach a Junior Team, drawn primarily
from University Hill. These Juniors,
in their third year of playing the
game, have reached the final in their
league, a notable achievement. The
great credit for arousing interest in
amateur games among the boys (from
the age of 7 or 8) belongs to H. V.
Warren, whose influence for good in
this regard has been, for a generation, incalculable.
One other development merits notice: the construction of a field at
the University for Cricket and Hockey.
The major cost was generously contributed by the Chris Spencer Foundation; cricketers and supporters of
Hockey and Cricket in Vancouver and
other parts of the country have helped.
It is hoped that this ground will be
ready for play in 1958, and it is the
intention of the Varsity and Occasionals Cricket Clubs to invite the
M.C.C. to play a match here on its
next visit to Canada.
36 Ralph S. Argue
Ralph Starrat
Argue, B.A., retired
General Traffic Manager of the British
Columbia Telephone
Company, died August 6, 1957, after a
fall in his home. Mr.
Argue had been associated with the Telephone Company since
graduation. He was
57. He is survived
by his wife, Alice
(nee Smith, B.A/31)
of 1235 West 33
Avenue; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Argxie, of 2906 West 43 Avenue; and a brother,
William (B.S.A/25, B.A/27), Dean of the
Faculty of Science, University of New Brunswick,  Fredericton.
Mrs. John Kuhn (nee Isobel Selina Miller),
B.A., died March 3, 1957. She was residing at
237 St. Ann Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
at the time of her death.
Cecile Margaret Handford, B.A., died June
16, 1957. She is survived by her sister, Freda
Mary Handford of 2925 Mathers Avenue, West
Vancouver; and an uncle in England. She
was 52.
Jack A. Shaneman,
B.A., B.Com.'36,
B.S.A/4, died suddenly at hi s home
North of Duncan on
Thursday, June 13,
aged 43. His passing is a great loss
to the entire community which centers in Duncan, in
whose affairs he had
taken a most active
and effective part for
many years. His
host of friends have
been deeply moved by his passing. He is
survived by his wife, Betty ; their three sons;
his Mother, Mrs. F. W. Smelts, 2445 West 6th
Avenue, Vancouver; and his brother, Col.
Russell   D.,   B.A.,   B.Com/32.
D'Arcy Gerald Nickerson, B.Com., B.A/46,
former Teacher at the Royal Oak High School,
Victoria, died July 29; 1957. He is survived by
his wife, Muriel, and a son, Clinton, and a
daughter, Beth, of 840 Cook Street, Richmond ;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Nickerson
of Victoria; and a sister, Kathleen, of Ottawa.
He was 35.
Cecil George Hewlett, B.A.Sc, was killed
August 14, 1957, when he fell from the 10,000-
foot level of Monument Peak in the Purcell
Mountains about 35 miles West of Invermere,
B. C. Dr. Hewlett, a geologist with the B. C.
Government, was making a survey at the time.
He is survived by his wife and two children
of 1879 King's Road, Victoria.   He was 30.
Sidney Ward, B.A., Geologist of Tulsequah,
B.C., was killed June 21, 1957, when the
Peterson Airways plane in which he was
travelling crashed in the Stikine Valley, 8
miles north of Telegraph Creek. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and three children,
Jacqueline, Douglas and Susan, of Tulsequah
and his Mother, Mrs. Ethel Ward, of Fernie.
He was 33. Donald Angold (see below) was
killed  in the same  crash.
Peter Casper Johnson, B.A., was drowned
July 4, 1957, when he fell from a loff raft in
the Baker River Dam reservoir near Concrete,
Washington. Mr. Johnson had been employed
by the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries
Commission Branch in New Westminster since
Jack A. Shaneman
his graduation, and, at the time of his death
was working on an investigation for the
Commission. He is survived by his wife,
Marianne, and three small children, of 636 3
Cypress Street; his Mother, Mrs. Lotte Johnson,
Vancouver; two Brothers, John, in Toronto,
and Arne in Port Alberni; and two sisters,
Mrs. Vaughan Smith and Miss Mim Johnson,
of  Vancouver.   He was 29.
Donald Angold, B.Sc.(McMaster), who had
completed all the course work for his Master
of Science Degree in Geology at this University
during the Session 1956-57, was killed June 21,
1957, when the Peterson Airways plane in
which he was flying crashed in the Stikine
Valley, 8 miles North of Telegraph Creek.
He was employed by Geological Survey of
Canada at the time. He is survived by his
wife, c/o 71 Amelia Street, Hamilton, Ontario.
He was 25. Sidney Ward (see above) was
killed  in  the same  crash.
Professor J. Friend Day, well-known in Vancouver's University, Political and Radio circles,
died July 13, 1957, at the age of 70. He was;
on the Faculty of the University from 1929--
1939 and was the first to lecture in Commerce
Courses when they were given in the Department of Economics. Professor Day was for
some years Programme Director of the successful radio feature "Town Hall Meeting of the
Air." Surviving are his wife, Fannie, of 1875
Balsam Street; a son, William L. of Quesnel;;
a daughter, Anne, a student Nurse at the
General Hospital; and two brothers, Frank,,
and the Rev. William Day, both of Bellingham.
Dr. Lavell H. Leeson, M.D., CM.(McGill),
F.A.C.S., E.D., Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Surgery (1952-54), died June
30, 1957. Well-known in Vancouver as an
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Dr.
Leeson founded the St. John Ambulance1
Brigade in Vancouver and played a significant
role in the establishment of a Medical Faculty
at U.B.C. He was Past President of the B.C.
Medical Association, the Vancouver Medical
Association and the Pacific Coast Ophthal-
mological Association and a member of the
American Phinological Association. He is
survived by his wife, Mary (nee Chapman),
B.A/23, and his daughter, Margaret Mary,
Class of '59, both of 1530 West 26 Avenue.
He was 66.
A Tribute to
Archibald Roderick Fee,
In his abbreviated life of twenty-
four years Archie Fee accomplished,
scientifically, more than could be expected ordinarily for the span of
three score and ten. At the University of London, England, he was
slated to succeed the leading
Physiologist, Starling; this position
he held for a few months only, when
infection from a minor operation
terminated his brilliant career.
He is acclaimed by his Professors
and fellow Students who knew him
intimately at the University of
British Columbia. His chief recognition came from Britain where his
graduate work was outstanding. At
the age of twenty-two he received
his Ph.D. Degree; meanwhile he held
the 1851 Exhibition Scholarship and
later the Beit Memorial Research
Fellowship for two years. These are
honours which have no superior in
the scientific world. During a three-
year period he published twelve
notable papers as author or co-author
on physiological subjects. He pioneered in the analysis of the work of the
kidney.   His   former   Professors   and
From  Left: Archie Fee; Mrs. Vera Stevenson  (nee
Mather); Mrs. S. Godwin (nee Kathleen M. Inglis);
G.  Ewart Wooliams, Mrs.  J.  D.  Arnold   (nee Jean
associates compiled and edited a
book of one hundred and sixty pages,
a copy of which was sent to his
Mother, Mrs. Edith Fee, and she in
turn donated the book to the University of British Columbia, where
it has been placed in an honoured
position under the particular care of
the  Librarian.
As a student at U.B.C, Archie Fee
attained Honours standing in Zoology
and General Biology under the direction of Dr. C. McLean Fraser and
Professor George Spencer. While he
was an Undergraduate, two of his
papers were presented by C. McLean
Fraser to the Royal Society of Canada. It was the privilege of the
writer of this account to teach the
course in General Physiology, using
Bayliss' "Text Book on General
Physiology" which became the field
of  his  choice.
Two months previously to Archie
Fee's death he met and dined with
three other University of British
Columbia Graduates who had won
scholarships and were doing postgraduate work in Britain. The names
of the foursome are: Blythe Eagles,
Archie Fee, Dal Grauer and Roy
Vollum. It was a notable company.
The work of the true scientist lives
after him, but often it requires
decades to be truly recognised. It
seems fitting that honour be given
at the present time to Archie Fee
since the Mother who sacrificed so
much to make his brilliant career
possible is lying very seriously ill
in Vancouver and praise and appreciation of her son will be a source
of deep personal gratification to her.
—A.   H.   Hutchinson.
Willson E. Knowlton
D. O. S.
823 Birks Building
Vancouver, B.C.
APPLEBY-ROBB.     Philip    Walter    Randolph
Appleby,   B.S.F.'56,   to   Marilyn   Anne   Robb.
BAILEY-ELLISON.    Charles    B.    M.    (Peter)
Bailey,  B.S.A.'B4, M.S.A.'B6, to Mary Elizabeth Ellison.
BEATON-BIRCH.     Blair   Wellington   Beaton,
to  Elizabeth  Marie  Birch,   B.H.E.'56.
BECKETT-LIPTROT. Arthur William Douglas
Beckett to Frances  Mary  Liptrot,  B.A.'54.
BLACK-AVISON.   Donald   Frederick   Black   to
Kathleen   Anne  Avison,   B.A.'57.
BROWN-WHEELER.   Lieut.  Archibald  Collier
Brown,   Royal  Canadian   Engineers,   B.A.Sc.
'57, to Norah Jean  Wheeler.
BURGE-ADAMS.      Charles     William     McKay
Burge,   B.Sc.(Alta.),   LL.B.'54,   to   Kathleen
Elizabeth  Adams.
BUSH-CRAFTER. John Albert Bush to Janet
Ramsay  Crafter,   B.P.E.'54.
CARNEY-KEMPER.     Robert     James     Martin
Carney, B.A.'57, to Verlie Margaret Kemper.
wick,  B.A.'55,  to Ann  Dickson  Willoughby,
B.S.N.'56,   in  Kamloops.
CLARK-RACINE.    Frederick    Clark    to   Joan
Ellen   Racine,   B.A.'55.
CONNELL-ROBERTSON.    Peter   Stuart   Con-
nell,  B.A.Sc.'57, to Donna Morley Robertson.
DONALDSON   -   MORROW.   William   Robert
Donaldson,    B.A.'55,    B.Com.'57,   to   Maxine
Freda Morrow,  B.A.'56,  in  Chilliwack.
DORE-MACDONALD.   Ronald  Philip Dore to
Nancy   Kimball   Macdonald,   B.A.'47,   M.L.S.
DREDGE-FRANKLIN. V. Neil Dredge, B.A.'56,
to Jane Eleanor Franklin.
DYCK-KONRAD.  Harvey Leonard Dyck,  B.A.
'57, to Anne Justine Konrad, B.A.'55.
EBNER-READER.   Kurt Euwold Ebner, M.S.A.
'57 to Dorothy Colleen Reader, B.H.E.'57.
FARRY-ALLEN.   Gerard   Francis   Farry,   B.A.
'52,  to  Elizabeth  Lyne  Allen,   B.A.'55.
FREEDMAN - ISMAN.     Allan   H.    Freedman,
M.Sc.   (Case Instit.), to Erla Isman, B.A.'BS.
GAIN-COOPER.       Donald     Benjamin     Moody
Gain,  M.D.'56,  to  Shirley June  Cooper.
GAMAGE-CLYNE.    Anthony  Walter   Gamage,
to  Valentine Dorothy   Clyne,   B.A.'52.
GIBSON-MUNRO.    James   Alexander   Gibson,
M.D. (Dal.),    to    Catherine    Aileen    Munro,
GIESEY-CLARK.    Ralph   E.   Giesey   to   Nora
Clark, B.A.'48.
GILMORE-ROWLETTE.    Robert    Currie    Gil-
more,  B.Com.'54,  to Shelagh Mary Rowlette.
CLARK-RACINE.     Frederick   Clark   to   Joan
Ellen   Racine,   B.A.'55.
GOLDBLOOM-SPERLING.    Theodore   (Teddy)
Goldbloom, M.D.'57, to Rochelle Iris (Shelley)
GOURLAY-HAMILTON. Robert Alexander
Gourlay, B.Com.'48, to Jean Jardine Hamilton.
HAMMER-MURRAY. Allan Hammer to Kathleen   Ada-Mae Murray,   B.H.E.'57.
HARPER - FORMAN. James Leith Harper,
B.A/55, to Joan Elman Forman.
HARRIS-YOUNG. Peter Harris, B.S.F.'55, to
Lois Margaret Irene Young, B.P.E.'56.
IBBOTT - JOHNSON. John William Ibbott,
B.A.'50, M.D.,CM. (McGill), to Margaret
Ellen   Johnson.
KERR - DEWAR. Kenneth Edmund Robert
Kerr, B.Arch.'52, M.Arch.(Rice Inst.), to
Deirdre Janet Dewar.
LAMBERT - MARKLE. Michael Christopher
Lambert to Sharon  Markle,  B.Ed.'57.
to   Janice   Lorraine   Woodsworth,   B.S.P.'56.
LINBURG-WIEDRICK. Jack George Linburg,
B.S.P.'54, to Phyllic Rae Wiedrick, B.H.E.
LOGIE-NYLANDER. Roy Archibald Logie,
LL.B.'55, to June Margaret Nylander, B.A.
LongstafTe to Marietta Ellen Prentice, B.A.
'57. *
LOU POY-DONG. Ronald Lou Pay, B.Com.
'57, to May Dong,  B.S.P.'55.
Mackenzie, B.S.A.'56, to Diana Don Robertson.
MANNING - PEPLER. Rev. Canon William
Manning to Erica Brough Pepjer, B.H.E.
'52, in New York.
MATHESON-GIBSON. Donald Craig Matheson,
M.D.'57, to Ruth Elizabeth Gibson, B.A.'57,
in Victoria.
McALPINE-GROSSMAN. Edward Arnold Mc-
Alpine, B.Com.'56, to Barbara Ann Grossman.
McCONNELL - HAGEN. Ronald Roy Nelson
McConnell,   B.S.P.'57,   to   Diane   Lee  Hagen.
McDIARMID - STANTON. Colin Gordon McDiarmid, B.A.'54, to Mary Elinor Stanton,
in   Chicago.
McKAY-CARLSON. James Robert Monte McKay, B.A.Sc'56, to Lois Margaret Carlson,
NAROD-MacLEAN. Philip Narod, M.D.'55,
to   Mairi   M.   MacLean,   M.D., CM. (McGill).
Nylander, B.A.'54, LL.B.'55, to Anna Judith
O'Flanagan, B.A.'56, to Kathleen Ann
Archibald,   in   Blaine,   Washington.
ORMOND-MARRION. Douglas Padriac Orm-
ond, B.S.A.'56, to Alice Esther Marrion,
PARKER-GREENWOOD. Edwin Burke Parker,
B.A.'54,  to   Shirley-Ann   Greenwood.
POLLOCK - DAVIS. James MacDonald Pollock,  to Frances  Ann  Ward  Davis,  B.A.'56.
POUSETTE-CROKER. Ronald David Pousette,
B.A.Sc.'57, to Patricia Ann Croker, B.A.'55.
ROBINSON - STANDELL. Campbell William
Robinson to Valri Michelene Standell, B.A.
SALTER - de la GIRODAY. William Jack
Salter, B.Com.54, to Dorthy Clemence de la
Giroday,   B.A.'57.
SCOTT-GILMOUR. Robin Adam Scott, B.A.
Sc.'57,  to  Ann   Gwendolyn   Gilmour.
SHIERS-DUFF. John Anthony Shiers, to
Marianna Ellis  Duff,   B.A.'55.
STEWART-ENNS. David Douglas Stewart,
B.S.P.'57,   to   Elsie Enns,   in   Abbotsford.
THACKRAY-BROMLEY. Allan Douglas Thack-
ray, B.Com.'57, to Maureen Ann Bromley,
in Victoria.
TKACHUK-CAMERON. Russell Tkachuk, B.A.
'54, to Margaret Jean Cameron, B.S.N.'56.
TOMLINSON - WATERS. Raymond Tomlinson, B.A.'54, M.Sc.'56, to Geraldine Anne
Waters, B.S.A.'57.
Westerlund, B.Com.'56, to Nancy Schofield
Underhill,  B.A.'55.
bread, B.A.'52, to Joyce Kathleen Hammond.
WOOD-EKESTRAND. William Samuel Wood,
B.A.'47, M.D., CM. (McGill), to Anna Christina  Ekestrand.
" Vancouver's Leading
Business College"
Secretarial Training,
Accounting, Dictaphone
Typewriting, Comptometer
Individual Instruction
Enrol at Any Time
Broadway and Granville
Telephone: CHerry 7848
Calgary—Richard   H.   (Dick)   Long,   B.A.Sc.
'36, 3827 11th Street, S.W.
Northern   California  —  Albert   A.   Drennan,
B.A.'23, 420 Market St., San Francisco 11.
Southern   California- —Harry   N.   Cross,   B.A.
'24, M.A.'35, 126 Pacific Street, Santa Monica.
Chemainns    —    Gordon    Brand,    B.Com.'34,
R.R.  No.   1.
Chilliwack — Mrs.    Connie   Barber,    B.A.'37,
525 Williams Street North.
Creston—Ray   McL. Cooper,   B.A.'49,   LL.B.
'50,  P.O.  Box 28.
Dawson Creek—Gordon G.  Manson,  B.A.'44,
Box 1771.
Duncan—David   R.  Williams,   B.A.'48,   LL.B.
'49, Garner Building, 257 Station Street.
Edmonton—C.  A. Westcott,  B.A.'50,  B.S.W.
'51,   10138  -  100   "A"  Street.
Fernie—K.  N.  Stewart,  B.A.'52.
Grand   Forks  —  A.   J.   Longmore,   B.A.'54,
B.E.D.'56, Box 671.
Kamloops—James  W.  Asselstine,   B.Com.'46,
c-o B.C. Telephone Co., 351  3rd Ave.
Kimberley—W.    H.    R.    Gibney,    B.A.Sc'50,
26   1st Ave.,  Chapman  Camp.
Kelowna—Sydney  A.   Swift,  B.A.'37,  B.Com.
London, Ont.—C. Sivertz, B.A.Sc'23, University of Western  Ontario.
Montreal—A. A. Irwin, B.A.'50, 122 D'Al-
sace,  Preville, Quebec.
Nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, B.A.'49, LL.B.'50,
Box 212.
Nelson—Mr. L. Gansner, B.A.'35, B.Com.
'35, Box 490.
New York—Rosemary J. Brough, B.A.'47,
4L-214 E.  51  St.
Ocean Falls—John Graham, B.A.Sc'50, P.O.
Box 598.
Osoyoos — Mrs. Dorothy Fraser, B.A.'32,
R.R.   No.l
Ottawa—Don Chutter, B.Com.'44, Canadian
Construction   Assoc.,   151   O'Connor   St.
Penticton—William T. Halcrow, 280 Farrell
Peterborough—Norman L. Carlson, B.A.Sc.
'51,   577  McCannon  Avenue.
Portland—Dr. David B. Charlton, B.A.'25,
2340 Jefferson St.
Powell River — Jock A. Lundie, B.A.'24,
Manager Public Relations Dept., Powell River
Co.  Ltd.
Prince George—Denning E. Waller, B.A.'49,
D.D.S.,   1268   5th  Ave.
Prince Rupert—Richard I. Nelson, B.A.Sc.
'53,   Box  220.
Regina—Gray A. Gillespie, B.Com.'48, 1841
Scarth Street.
Revelstoke—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, B.A.'38,
202-6th St. E.
Saskatoon — William F. Blissett, B.A.'43,
Dept. of English, University of Saskatchewan.
Seattle—Robert J. Boroughs, B.A.'39, M.A.
'43,  Federal  Old  Line Ins.   Co.,  Federal  Way.
Smithers—S. B. Howlett, B.A.Sc'46, B. C.
Power Commission.
Summerland—Mrs. A. K. McLeod, B.A.'34,
Box 467, West Summerland.
Toronto—Roy V. Jackson, B.A.'43, 48 Glen-
view Ave.
Trail—C. H. G. Bushell, B.A.Sc'42, Box 48,
United Kingdom — Mrs. Douglas Roe, 901
Hawkins  House,  Dolphin   Sq.,   London,   S.W.I.
Vernon—Mrs. D. R. Cameron, B.A.'47, 3001
41st Avenue.
Victoria—Mrs. Rona Willis, B.A.Sc'22, 4200
Cedar Hill  Road  .
Williams Lake—Mrs. C D. Stevenson, B.A.
'27,  Box  303.
Winnipeg—E. W. H. Brown, B.A.'34, 670
Wellington Crescent.
Yukon Branch—Capt. Ralph B. Huene, B.A.
'49, H.Q. Northwest Highways Systems, White-
horse, Y.T.
38 '^■-3^tfBB:
British. Columbia's expanding economy calls for
record-making expenditures to meet demands for
greater utility services required by present industry-
needed by expanding industry—and to provide power
for business moving to British. Columbia.
Right after the war, when B.C. Electric announced plans to spend
$50 million over a ten-year period, doubts were expressed that such a
large program of expansion and modernization could be financed or be
sustained by population and industrial growth. Actually, over $300
million was spent in that period by the Company on capital improvements.
Now, projects approved for 1957 will require expenditures of $101,900,000
for this one year alone. Capital spending on this scale means not only
millions of hours of work for local people; it also means that low-cost
energy will be available in abundance to allow firms here to continue
their expansion, and at the same time, to encourage the establishment
of new industries here so that British Columbia's economy may continue
to flourish. B.C.ELECTRIC
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Dr. H. V. Warren, F
Department of Geology and Geography,
I N'C^df^^R
In 287 years, Hudson's Bay Company has coftlpilPecf m.|§||#o CSpn-
adian history. New, modern department stores have felen f|e/r
places in growing cities like Vancouver; new methods of merchandising have kept pace with the most modern Qny where, 'it our stpre
has been built on a strong, solid foundation; integrity. You can shop
with confidence at Hudson's Bay Company.


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