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4*7 Are you any nearer this year to making that
all-important down-payment?  Or were
your last twelve months of hard work wasted —as
far as your savings are concerned?
Your savings are the only part of your income that
can buy the deeds to your 'dream' house.
So—start saving in earnest at the
1! cf M from now on . . . and move closer with each
pay-day to 'moving in' day!
Bank of Montreal
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WORKING    WITH     CANADIANS     IN     EVERY    WALK    OF    LIFE    SINCE    1817
Published by the
Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia
Editor: Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Alumnae Editor: Leona Sherlock, B.A. '50
Board of Management
President G. Dudley Darling, B Com. '39
Past-President  Douglas   Macdonald.   B.A. '30
First Vice-President W. James Logie, B.A. '26
Treasurer Peter Sharp, B.Com. '36
Second Vice-President Aileen  Mann,   B.A. '37
Third Vice-President Dean  Blythe  Eagles,   B.A. '22
Chronicle Editor Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Executive-Director Frank Turner, B.Com., B.A. '39
Degree Representatives: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A. '39;
Applied Science, Dr. J. Kania, B.A.Sc. '26; Architecture.
Harry Lee, B.Arch. 'SO; Arts, Isobel Bescoby, B.A. '32:
Commerce, Don Miller, B.Com. '47; Forestry, Bill Hancock,
B.S.F. '49; Home Economics, Audrey M. Dunlop, B.H.E.
'47; Law, Frank Lewis, B.A. '49, LL.B. 'SO; Medicine,
Dr. Arthur W. Bagnall, B.A. '32; Pharmacy, Robert
Thomson, B.S.P. '53; Physical Education, John McDiarmid,
B.P.E. '50; Social Work,  Cy   Toren,  B.A. '48.
Members at Large: William H. Birmingham, B.A. '33;
Dr. W. G. Black, B.A. '22; Harry Franklin, B.A. 49; Mrs.
Helen Harmer, B.A. '40; Mrs. H. A. (Rosemary) Hope.
B.A. '40; E. G.  (Ernie)  Perrault, B.A. '48.
Senate Representatives: Dr. Earle Foerster, B.A. '21; Dr.
W. C. Gibson, B.A. '33; Dr. Harry V. Warren, B.A. '26,
B.A.Sc. '27.
Alma Mater Society Representatives: Ivan Feltham, Bill St.
John and Al Goldsmith.
Editorial Committee
Chairman     Dean  Blythe  Eagles
Advisory Members   Dudley Darling (ex officio)
Ormonde J. Hall, Past Editor
Undergraduate Representative   Ted Lee
Harry T. Logan Frank Turner (ex officio)
Chronicle Offices:
Business Office: 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Editorial Office: 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Published in Vancouver, B.C.,anil authorized as seconddass mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa
Calgary—S. Aubrey Kerr,  B.A. '40, 3405  13th St. S.W., Calgary, Alta.
Kamloon-—Miss Eve'yn M. Bradley,  B.A. '44 (Exec. Member) 2-728 Pine
St., Kamloops, B.C.
Kelowna—Winston  A.  Shilvock,   B.A.   '31,  267  Bernard  Ave.,   Kelowna,
British Columbia.
Kimberley—John W. Stewart, B.A.Sc. '39, Box 632, Kimberley, B.C.
London, Eng.—Lt.-Col. H.  F.  E. Smith,  '25,  B.C. House,   1-3 Regent St.,
London S.W.I, England.
Montreal—E. A. Thompson,  B.A.Sc.  '42,  58  Belmont Ave., Valois,  Que.
Nanaimo—E. D. Strongitharm, B.A. '40, 4 Church St., Nanaimo. B.C.
Northern  California—Albert A.  Drenan,   B.A.  '23,  420 Market  St.,  San
Francisco  1 1, Calif.
Ottawa—Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, B.A. '27, 7 Crescent Heights, Ottawa,
Penticton—J.  Peter Van der Hoop,  Penticton,  B.C.
Portland—Dave B. Charlton, B.A. '25,  1834 S.W. Vista, Portland  1,
Regina—Rex L. Brown,  B.A.Sc.  '27, 682 Wallace St.,  Regina,  Sask.
Seattle—Dr. Fred W.  Laird,  B.A.  '22, Medical Centre,  Summit at Madison, Seattle 4, Wash.
Southern California—Arnold M. Ames,  B.A.Sc. '37,  1000 South Fremont
Ave., Alhambra, Calif.
Summerland—G. Ewart Woolliams B,A. '25, Summerland, B.C.
Toronto—Roy   V.   Jackson,   B..A.   '43,   Apt.   38   -   48   Glenview   Ave..
Toronto, Ont.
Trail—Dr. C. A. H. Wright,  B.Sc. '17, 306 Ritchie Ave., Trail,  B.C.
Victori?—Gil  J.  Smith.   B.A.  '49,   Room   328,   Pemberton   Bldg.,   Victoria,
British Columbia.
(Except  in the case of Kamloops,  the Alumnus named  is President of the Branch.—Ed.)
SPRING, 1954
Contents Include
Senate  Election Candidates      ...    3
Editorial       4
Branch  News .         5-8
Alumni   Division   Constitution        8-9
Professional   Engineers  Meeting—Hector  J.   MacLeod    10
Forestry   Faculty—Dean   George   Allen.     11
Commerce   Banquet         11
First  Sedgewick  Lecture—W.   Robbins           12
Lester and   Cora   MacLennan   Library  Gifts.  .    12
Charles J. Armstrong  Installation—The Editor..    13
Law  Faculty  Innovations    ..       13
Faculty of Arts and Science Today—Dean Chant 14-15
What We Expect from Education—President MacKenzie ...       16-17
U.B.C. and the British  Empire Games—R.  F. Osborne  18
Frankly  Speaking—Frank  Turner  .       19
Chancellor Lett Tells  of  University   Needs     ... .....  20
1954   Fund  Objectives—Frank  Turner.. 20
Sixth   Annual   Fund   Dinner—The   Editor    21
Message  from   Dudley   Darling     ...  .        .   21
The Higher Learning—David Brock    .    22
Athletics at U.B.C.—R. J.  Philips    23
B.C.  Rhodes Scholar—Ted  Lee  23
Alumni   Notes—The   Editor       .24-26
District  VIII   American   Alumni  Council      26
Geological Society of America Meeting—H. V. Warren   27
Alumnae—Leona Sherlock        28
R.C.A.F.  Coeds  on   Parade—Leona   Sherlock 29
Alumnae  Grass   Hockey—Bim   Schrodt    29
Dean  Andrew  Looks at  Universities—The  Editor   30
Indian    Summer—Jane    Banfield   32
Elsie Bonallyn Southcott—Marjory Martin  33
The Great God Brown—John W. de Wolfe      ..  34
Ballade of  Remonstrance—Geoffrey  B.  Riddehough        34
Campus   News—Will   St.   John   35
The   Faculty—The   Editor          36
The Years Roll Back—W.  N. Sage        37
Births   —   Marriages     38
Diving tower of the B.E.G. Swimming Pool beside the U.B.C.
Memorial Gymnasium. Seen on the circular ladder are R. F. (Bob)
Osborne, Director of the U.B.C. School of Physical Education and
R. J. (Bus) Phillips, Coordinator of Athletics. Statistics of the
Swimming Pool are: Depth, 3 feet, 3 inches to 16 feet, 6 inches;
length, 55 yards; width, 50 feet; height of diving platforms, 10
metres and 5 metres; height of spring boards, 3 metres and 1
metre; underwater lighting, nine 500-watt lights and five 100-
watt lights; seating accommodation during games, 6,000. (See
Page   18). (Photo   by   U.B.C.   Visual   Education   Service)
Senate Elections
Here  is  the   list of  U.B.C.  Senate  Candidates,  ot  whom
fifteen are to he elected hy members of Convocation. Ballots
will be counted on May 1. If you have not received a ballot
you  should write  for one to the U.B.C.  Registrar at  once.
Agnew,  Miss Marjorie,  B.A.,  Vancouver.
Andrews, Henry Ivan, B.Sc, Vancouver.
Black, William G., B.A., A.M., Ph.D., Vancouver.
Bolton,  Frederic  Douglas,   B.A.,   B.A.Sc, West  Vancouver.
Brissenden, Pearley R., B.A., West Vancouver.
Brown, Joseph Frederick, Jr., B.A., M.A., Vancouver.
Buchanan, John Murdock, B.A., Vancouver.
Campbell, Charles McKinnon, B.A.Sc, Vancouver.
Caple, Kenneth Percival, B.S.A., M.S.A., Vancouver.
Clyne, John V., B.A., Vancouver.
Coombe, Miss Dorothy Louise, B.A., Vancouver.
Fallis, Miss Mary M., B.A., M.A., Vancouver.
Foerster, Russell Earle, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C, Nanaimo.
Fulton,  Edmund  Davie, B.A., M.P., Kamloops.
Gibson, William Carleton, B.A., M.Sc, D.Phil, M.D., CM., Vancouver.
Grauer, Albert Edward (Dal), B.A., Ph.D., Vancouver.
Grauer,    Frederick    William,    B.S.A.,    M.D.,    CM.,    L.M.C.C,    D.N.B.,
F.R.C.S.,   (Edin.)),   FJACS.,   F.I.C.S..   F.R.C.S.   (Canada),   Vancouver.
Hatfield, Harley Robert, B.'A.j M.E.I.C, Penticton.
Keate, James Stuart, B.A., Victoria.
Ladner, Graham Booth, B.A., South Burnaby.
Letson, Gordon Macintosh, E.D., B.A., B.A.Sc, Vancouver.
Logan, Harry T., M.C, B.A., M.A., Vancouver.
Lord, Arthur Edward, Q.C.,  B.A., Vancouver.
McDougall, Miss Mary B.A., Vancouver.
McTaggart-Cowan,  Ian,  B.A.,  Ph.D.,  F.R.S.C,  Vancouver.
Murphy, William, C.B.E., D.S.O.,  E.D., Q.C., B.A., LL.D., Vancouver
Ross,   Phyllis   Gregory   (Mrs.   F.   M.   Ross),   C.B.E.,   B.A.,   M.A.,   LL.D.,
Sage, Wa'ter  Noble,  B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,  F.R.Hist.S.,  F.R.S.C,  Vancouver.
Smith, Henry Bertram, B.A., B.Ed., Vancouver.
Turner David Binnie, B.S.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Victoria.
Warren,   Harry   V.,   B.A.,   B.A.Sc,   B.Sc,   D.Phil.,   Assoc.   Inst.   M.M.,
F.G.S.A., F.R.S.C, Vancouver.
Wright, Charles Alfred  Holstead, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D., Trail.
PAGE  THREE The Editor's Page
The University has been fortunate
in the men who have presided over the
Board of Governors and fulfilled the
many other important duties of Chancellor. Brigadier Sherwood Lett, who
stands fourth in this honourable succession, illustrates fully the truth of
this statement and his election, by acclamation, for a second period of three
years, will be widely welcomed by Alumni and friends of the University.
Few men, surely, can speak about
the University with greater authority
or with a more intimate knowledge. As
a third year student in McGill College
of B.C. he watched the University come
into being and he became a member of
the first graduating class when U.B.C.
opened her doors in September, 1915.
He was elected the first President of
the Alma Mater Society. Chosen B.C.
Rhodes Scholar for 1917, his studies
were interrupted by the First World
War, in which he served with distinction, winning the Military Cross. When
the war was over he took up his
Rhodes Scholarship at Trinity College,
Oxford, where he graduated in Law in
1921. In the following year, he began
his legal practice in Vancouver.
Both the Alumni Association and
the University are deeply indebted to
Chancellor Lett for his constant interest in their affairs and his manifold
contributions to their welfare. When
the infant Alumni Association was feeling its way in an earnest endeavour to
develop a personality and define its objectives, Chancellor Lett gave leadership and inspiration in setting the As
sociation on a firm basis and in directing its activities. Since those early
days his helpful advice has always been
at the disposal of succeeding graduate
leaders in Alumni Association affairs.
For thirty years the Chancellor has
been a member of the U.B.C. Senate
and, for eight of those years, he has
served on the Board of Governors. On
the deliberations and actions of both
these bodies his mind has left a deep
and lasting impression. There is scarcely any phase of University life witli
which he has not, at one time or another, been associated.
Equally important for the University,
as a public institution, is the fact that
her Chancellor is a well-known figure
in the professional and business life of
Canada. His conspicuous and gallant
service in the Second World War as
Commander of a Canadian Infantry
Brigade—he was awarded the D.S.O.
and was mentioned in Despatches—
illustrate well the quality of his spirit
as a citizen and, for his services in helping to win the victory, he was made a
Commander of the  British  Empire.
It is a source of justifiable pride to
all Alumni that one of their own number has qualified, in such distinguished
fashion, for their approbation and that
the first President of the U.B.C. Alma
Mater Society should be the first graduate to hold the office of Chancellor.
This sense of pride is enhanced by the
reflection that Mrs. Lett, who has had
a distinguished career in her own right,
is also a member of the Alumni Association in which she has taken a deep
interest and a prominent part since its
■f-      +      +
A quick glance through the contents
of this magazine will reveal the almost
incredibly large and important part
played by the University and her
graduates in maintaining the ideals and
fostering and extending the commercial, professional arid industrial life of
the Province and of the nation. In individual articles President MacKenzie
examines coolly the hotly-discussed
subject of elementary and secondary
education; Dean Chant gives a brief
glimpse into the work of his Faculty;
Dean Andrew writes his impressions
of Higher Education as he observed it
in eastern U.S.A.; President Charles
Armstrong, of Pacific University, a
U.B.C. Alumnus, states his view of
the objectives of a Liberal Arts College; we see the Faculty of Forestry
at work as described by Dean Allen:
the School of Home Economics is preparing for its Annual Fashion Show:
the Law Faculty is seen busily studying important social and economic
problems;   U.B.C.   Geology   graduates
are found in Conference in Toronto
with their North American colleagues;
Engineers in Convention in Vancouver
are pictured by Dean-Emeritus Hector
J. MacLeod; the University's key position in preparations for the British
Empire Games is detailed by Bob Osborne; the study of Soil Problems by
a Committee of Agricultural. Engineering and Natural Science experts is
noted; news is given of special achievements, in Canada and elsewhere, of a
hundred or SO men and women graduates, selected mainly by press notices,
from the 20,000 graduates of the University, showing the great diversity
and in most cases the high importance
of the work being done by the Alumni.
If we are impressed by reading the
record of these pages—and we remember that it is a small part of what the
LTniversity is doing—we may go one
step farther and imagine what the loss
would be if these skills and services
were for any reason curtailed or withdrawn.   Or again, looking constructive
ly at the situation, we may think how
much more might be done, both in
quality and in quantity, if the University were not handicapped by the conditions under which its work must be
done, owing to lack of adequate funds.
The University has long since proved
herself to be the "Goose that lays the
Golden Egg" for British Columbia.
Other Institutions and operative Departments in the Province serve one or
other special purpose or specific interest: the University is the only Institution which serves the interests of every
individual and every undertaking, public or private, in the Province. She
provides knowledge to all her students,
inspiration to our teachers, skill and
know-how to our doctors, engineers,
nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, lawyers,
social workers, accountants, agriculturists, physicists, etc., and, through them
and others who receive her education
and training, she serves the men and
women in every walk of life.
The LTniversity is the Power House
which supplies the dynamic energy for
our Schools, Hospitals, Public Works,
Industries, Commercial undertakings.
Mines, Forests and Fisheries. If the
influence of the University were withdrawn, our social and economic life
would gradually revert to primitive
forms. If the work of the University is
not maintained at the highest posible
level, the result is felt in the lowering
of the quality of life in all its phases.
And. conversely, there is no more certain way to effect a general improvement in the mental and physical, social
and economic standards of our life
than by providing, to the fullest possible extent, what the University requires to do its best work.
Money spent on the University is
like water used to prime a pump; a
relatively small amount expended results in large amounts being realized.
Many huge, modern industries have
grown out of discoveries in University
laboratories. A bright student, a brilliant teacher and laboratory effect
startling changes in the application of
science to industry. Similarly, brilliant
teachers of the humanities will fortify
the minds of our young people with
ideas and methods of thought that
will help them to find their way in the
maze of modern thinking and acting.
How can we be sure that the brilliant
teacher, the bright student and a well-
equipped laboratory will come together
at our University and will continue to
do so? The answer is plain enough.
Funds must be made available to the
University sufficient for the threefold
purpose (1) To erect adequate buildings (2) To provide scholarships for
every bright student in British Columbia who wants to attend the University
and (3) To pay salaries that will attract and keep the best teachers that
can be found.
6U*, Branch News
As the Kamloops Branch of the
Alumni Association seems to have
been in the doldrums for the last three
years, some of the past Executive and
U.B.C. graduates met on February 15
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. G.
Bowen-Colthurst, B.A. '37, to find
out how the branch could be re-established on an active basis. Dean Dorothy Mawdsley was in town to address
the Rotary Club and we took the opportunity of asking her to come and
give us her ideas, which were most
useful  and  stimulating.
It is believed that there are over
100 graduates in the district, and it is
hoped to contact each personally to
get opinions regarding Branch activities, prior to holding an organizational
meeting. So much interest was shown
at this informal meeting that we are
hopeful the Chronicle will be hearing
from an active Kamloops Branch in
the near future!
Laurie Nicholson, B.A. '33, B.A.Sc.
'34, is one of a number of U.B.C.
Alumni at present living in Kimberley.
Mr. Nicholson, superintendent of the
newly-built C. M. & S. Company fertilizer plant which went into production this fall, was active in the Trail
Alumni branch prior to his transfer to
Kimberley   earlier   in   the   year.
Other alumni employed at the plant
include: Jack Mitchell, B.A.Sc. '34,
maintenance engineer; George Brandon, B.A.Sc. '45, development engineer;
Dr. Kristmason, B.A.Sc. '53, and Jack
Gillies, B.A.Sc. '41. Jim Donaldson,
B.A.Sc. '33. is maintenance assistant
to P. S. Barratt, B.A.Sc. '32.
Among those teaching at the P. J.
McKim Junior-Senior High School in
Kimberley are: Larry Garstin, B.A.
'40; Sylvio Muraro, B.A. '39; Harold
Todd, B.A. '33; Louis Beduz, B.A. '49;
Rinaldo Reghenas, B.A. '52; Miss Ruth
Soderholm, B.A. '45; Miss Eleanor
Nyholm, B.A. '52. and Mrs. Margaret
Stirling,  B.A.   '33.
Mrs. Kaete Poole, B.A. '32, is girls'
counsellor at the school. She has also
been active in P.T.A. work as a vice-
president of the provincial body.
Miss Clara Mercer, B.A. '29, likewise on the high school staff, spent
last summer on a tour of South America and in previous summers visited
Europe and the Far East.
Other Kimberleyites graduated from
U.B.C. are working in various parts of
Canada and the United States. Interning at the Vancouver General Hospital is Dr. John K. Poole, B.A. '49,
who received his M.D. from McGill
last summer. Joan Shore, B.A. '53, is
taking a business course in Calgary,
prior to entering the Civil Service,
while Lloyd Nordlund, B.S.P. '53, is
travelling for the pharmaceutical
branch of the Parke Davis Company
through    the   West    Kootenay,    Oka-
nagan and Cariboo districts. South of
the border is Lome Wolverton.
B.A.Sc. '53, who is taking a training
course with the Bailey Meter Company
in Cleveland, Ohio. Don Stelligu,
B.A.Sc. '53, is employed in Gait, Ontario. Norman Thomas, another
B.S. P. '53 grad, is with the Kimberley
Drug   and   Book   Company.
(This report was made in a letter
from E. A. Thompson, President of
the  Montreal  Alumni  Branch.—Ed.)
As a first item of interest I am enclosing a newspaper clipping from the
Montreal Gazette of February 4 concerning the appointment of Dr. R.
Stephen Jane, B.A.Sc. '22, to the position of executive vice-president of
Shawinigan Chemicals Limited. (See
Alumni   News.—Ed.)
Secondly, I would like to report that
the pro tern executive of the Montreal
Branch held a meeting on Friday
evening, February 5, at the home of
Air. J. G. Light. Those present were:
J. G. Light, B.A.Sc. '38; Rex Merritt.
B.A.Sc. '49; Herb Capozzi. B.Com.
'48; John N. Turner, B.A. '49; E. A.
Thompson,  B.A.Sc.  '42.
At this meeting it was decided to
circularize the known list of U.B.C'.
graduates in Montreal to obtain an
expression of interest in a dance or
evening cocktail party to be held late
in March. I would like to point out
that we now have a current list of over
100 graduates in the area, and I am
sure there are many more we can
U.B.C. In New England
(These notes came in a letter to the
Alumni Director from Ron Grantham.
B.A.Sc. '48, who, with his wife (nee
June Collins, B.A. '47, B.S.W. '48)
has since returned to Vancouver.—Ed.)
Greetings from the eastern United
States! I wonder if you knew that
my wife and I are now residents of
Boston—a city referred to by Bos-
tonians as the "Hub of the Universe"
—where I am taking post-graduate
work at the Massachusetts Institute cf
Yesterday a pleasant surprise came
to us in the form of the Fall Issue of
the Alumni Chronicle, which reminded
us of our home alumni ties and suggested the writing of this letter.
We have enjoyed meeting other
U.B.C. grads in this area and thought
perhaps you would appreciate learning
of  their  whereabouts.
At M.I.T. working on Doctorates
are Mr. and Mrs. (nee Pat Slater, B.A.
'40, Norman Cook, B.A.Sc. '45, in
Chemical Engineering; Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Naylor, B.A.Sc. '47, in Acoustics
(Tom recently married a Boston girl
who was M.I.T. receptionist for foreign students—a good reception that
Tom got!); Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Coward, B.A.Sc. '50, in Geology; John
Hagen, B.A.Sc. '48, in Mining; Mr.
and Mrs. Dick Charles, B.A.Sc. '48,
in   Metallurgy.-
At  Harvard  Business  School work
ing on M.B.A. Degree are Mr. and Mrs.
George Coates, B.A. 'SO. B.A.Sc. '51,
and Byron Johnson, Jr., B.A.Sc. '51.
This fall, during our trip from Vancouver to Boston, we visited Mr. and
Mrs. Cy Barrass, B.A.Sc. '48, Civil
Service Commission, Ottawa; Mrs.
Kay Gee (nee Kay MacMillan, B.S.W.
'48), Montreal; Mr. and Mrs. Rav
Pillman, B.A.Sc. '48. H. G. Acres Co",
Niagara Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. (nee
Mary Breadon, B.H.E. '48), Hal Burgess, B.A.Sc. '48, Brown-Boveri Co..
St. John, Quebec.
An October highlight was the Boston get-together of U.B.C. grads to
celebrate the business visit of Mr. and
Mrs. (nee Barbara Kelsberg, B.A. '47)
E. T. (Ted) Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc. '47.
at the home of Pat and Norm Cook.
Oh,  I  almost forgot—Barbara  Kirk
Patrick's brother, Bill Kelsberg, B.Com.
'48,  is  now  in  Boston   (with  his   wife)
on  business.
We were pleased to hear that the
Development Fund did well again this
year and is showing a steady growth
with good yearly increases. I missed
not being able to assist in the Fund
this year, but hope in the future that
I can be of some help.
(This report came in a letter from
Miss Eileen M. Moyls, the Ottawa
Alumni Branch Secretary-Treasurer.—
First of all, let me express an apology for not sending you news of the
activities of the Ottawa Branch sooner.
I do hope you have not decided that
the Ottawa Branch has fallen into a
state of dormancy since this is far
from the case.
The present executive is as follows:
President, Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, B.A.
'27; Vice-president, Les Brown, B.A.
'28; Sec.-treasurer, Eileen Moyls. B.A.
'50; Committee, B. Sivertz, B.A. '40;
Mrs. R. Stubbins, B.A. '37: Dr. J.
Reesor,  B.A.Sc.  '49.
Our first effort of the year was a
dinner meeting, held on January 20. at
(Photo   by   Vancouver    Province I
President  Ottawa  Alumni
PAGE  FIVE Resourcefulness plays as important a part in successful banking
as in any other line of endeavour. The Royal Bank of Canada is
constantly seeking better ways of doing things, new ways of
being useful to its customers. Your own operation may call for
this flexible, adaptable approach to banking service; may involve
resourcefulness in working out problems which go beyond
regular banking routine. Perhaps we can be of service to you.
Total assets exceed $2,675,000,000 which our Past President, Dr. George
F. Davidson, spoke on his activities at
the U.N. I am enclosing the notice
which we sent out to all known members. (A very clever overprint, with
a photo of the speaker, on a Murphy-
Gamble newspaper advertisement.—
Ed.) This notice was dreamt up by
Les Brown and I am sure that he,
along with our speaker, therefore deserve a great deal of credit for the
good turnout we had in spite of the
weather. As luck would have it. it
was the worst night of the winter for
getting around — freezing rain had
blanketed the streets during the afternoon and Ottawa's very efficient sanding crew didn't have time to accomplish much before our meeting was
due. Perhaps the enthusiasm or stamina of our members is indicated by the
fact that I had ordered dinner for
80 and exactly 79 turned out.
That is the only news I have at
present. The executive are thinking
about the other two meetings which
we have scheduled for the spring, so
I may have more items ready for the
next issue of the Chronicle.
A general meeting of the Penticton
Branch U.B.C. Alumni was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Burtch
on February 7. There were 24 present
with President Peter Van der Hoop
in the chair. Plans were made and
committees appointed for the presenta-
(Photo   Courtesy   Seattle   Tinier
Some Members U.B.C. Alumni Branch, Seattle.   From Left, Seated: Mrs. Jack Grant, Mrs.  Fred Laird,
Mrs. Bob Boroughs.   Standing: Mr. Jack Grant, Mr. Wm. Rosene, Dr. Fred Laird, Mr. Bob  Boroughs,
Mr.   Fred   Brewis.
tion of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on
March 10. Proceeds as usual will go
to the Branch's Bursary Fund.
A letter was read from the U.B.C.
Players' Club in regard to the Spring
Play. The letter was tabled, pending
further information on dates. There
was some discussion in regard to the
selection of a candidate for the University Senate from the Okanagan.
Final selection was left to a joint committee to be appointed from the Pen
ticton.     Summerland     and      Kelowna
branches.    Criticism was voiced at the
irregular   receiving   of   the    Chronicle
by  members.
A dinner meeting of the Seattle
Branch of the Alumni Association was
held at the College Club on the evening of Friday, January 29, with Dr.
Fred Laird, President of the branch,
in the chair.   Those present included:
Dr. Fred W. Laird. B.A. '22. B.A.Sc.
Iv/onantei— I IHonaseai Ul/\LlKo
PAGE  SEVEN '23, Ph.D.. M.D. and Mrs. Laird; Ian
D. Matheson, B.A. 43, B.S.F. '44;
Allan J. Bluechel, B.A.Sc. '48, B.A.
'48: Wm. Ian Anderson, B.A. '48; Mr.
and Mrs. Norma Isaacson (nee Norma
Clarke, B.A. '31); Mr. (B.A.Sc. '23)
and Mrs. Cliffe S. Mathers; Fred
Brewis. B.Com. '49); Mr. (B.Com.
'46. B.A. '47) and Mrs. Frank Perrv.
Mr. (B.A. '39. M.A. '43) and Mrs.
(nee Catherine A. B. Carr. B.A. '39)
R. J. Boroughs; Wm. A. Rosene. B.A.
'49; Mrs. G. McL. Callow (nee Norah
Clark. B.A. '48); Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Capretto (nee F. Louise Anderson,
B.A. '34); Stuart W. Turner. B.S.A.
'43, M.S.A. '47; Mr. (B.A. '25) and
Mrs.  Stanley T.  Arkley.
After dinner a few remarks were
made by the two U.B.C. visitors, Frank
Turner, Executive-Director of the
Alumni Association, who emphasized
the need for objectives in all Alumni
Branches, and Harry T. Logan,
Chronicle Editor, who spoke briefly of
the amazing development of the
It was decided to hold a picnic in
the summer at the home of Stan Arkley and committees were chosen to
make arrangements. Plans were discussed for getting in touch with the
large number of U.B.C. Alumni in
Seattle during the next few months
with a view to a general meeting of
Alumni in the autumn.
Following were results of election
of Branch officers for the year: President, Fred Laird; Secretary-Treasurer.
Bob Boroughs; Committee members.
Fred Brewis and Bill Rosene.
The annual meeting of the Branch
was held on December 5 in Trail
when 73 members and friends turned
out to hear Dean G. F. Curtis of the
Law Faculty and Dean H. C Gunning
of Applied Science.
Each spoke on the general subject
of the University and its plans for the
future. In summing up, Dean Curtis
said that the need in Canada for men
skilled in politics and statesmanship
places a great responsibility upon the
shoulders of the universities. Dean
Gunning expressed the view that the
large number of young men enrolled
in the Applied Science Faculty indicated a strong faith in the Engineering
profession, which in turn reflected
their firm faith in  Canada's future.
Branch officers elected for 1954 are
as follows: President, Dr. C. H.
Wright, B.Sc. '17; Vice-Pres., K. M.
McKee, B.A. '30; Sec.-Treas., Dr. M.
M. Wright, B.A. '38, B.A.Sc. '38.
Directors: Dorothy E. Williams, B.A.
'34; Doris Ward (Soc. Work); W. S.
Potter, B.A. '47, B.Ed. '47; J. L. P.
Limbert, B.A.Sc. '51; T. J. McEwan,
B.A.Sc. '51; K. W. Kolthammer,
B.A.Sc. '51; J. B. Varcoe, B.Com. '47.
LL.B. '50.
West   Summerland
Representatives of the Kelowna,
Summerland and Penticton branches
of the LJ.B.C Alumni Association met
U.B.C. Alumni Divisions
New Group Organization
The School of Social Service and the
School of Commerce have recently
formed Alumni Divisions within the
U.B.C. Alumni Association. The purpose of this new organization is to
foster a close-knit unit of their own
graduates and so strengthen the ties
which bind together the members of
the Alumni Association. Divisions will
be encouraged to co-operate locally
with Alumni Association Branches and
to assist with all Alumni Branch activities.
These two Schools are to be congratulated on this constructive step
which, it is believed, will go a long-
way to maintain and increase the interest of their graduates in one another's activities and in their Alma
Mater. The formation of these Divisions has received the cordial support
of the Alumni Executive and, because
it is thought that other graduate groups
may wish to take similar action, a
sample constitution of a Division is
presented here.—(Ed.)
1. Name—The Commerce Division
(hereinafter called "Division" of the
Alumni Association of the University
of British Columbia, hereinafter called
the  "Association").
2. Headquarters — The headquarters
of the Division shall be situated in the
Association   headquarters.
3. Objects—
(a) To foster a spirit of loyalty and
fellowship among Commerce graduates
of the University of B.C.
(b) To achieve a unity of purpose and
action in promoting the best interests
at the home of Ewart Woolliams on
February 16. They stressed the need
for a member of Senate to represent
and to speak for the districts beyond
Metropolitan Vancouver.
There was no difficulty in finding a
suitable  candidate.
+     +     +
Social Work Division U. B. C.
Alumni Association Executive
President:  Miss  Rose Blinder, B.S.W.
Past   President:   Cy   Toren,   B.A.   '48,
B.S.W. (Tor.) '49.
Treasurer:  Brian  Iverson,  B.S.W.  '50.
Secretary: Don Bliss, B.S.W. '52.
Historian:  Gerald  Pepper,  B.S.W.  '53.
Social: Harold Alexander, B.S.W. '51
Publicity: George Rohn, B.S.W. '52.
Membership:   Miss   Pat   Richards,
M.S.W. '52.
Scholarship  Fund:  Boris Steiman,
B.S.W. '52.
Student   Rep.:   Tim   Hollick   Kenvon.
B.S.W. '53.
of the University of B.C., the School of
Commerce and the Association.
4. Membership—
(a) There shall be two classes of membership:  Honorary and Ordinary.
(i) Commerce graduates of the University of B.C. and members of faculty
of the School of Commerce shall be
Ordinary members of the Division.
(ii) The Director of the School of
Commerce at the University of B.C.
and any other persons so elected from
time to time by the Division members
shall be Honorary  Members.
(b) Members of the Division who contribute to the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund shall become Active members  of the  Alumni  Association.
5. Officers—The elected officers of
the Division shall be: (a) President,
(b) Vice-President, (c) Secretary, (d)
6. Executive—The executive of the
Division shall consist of the elected
officers and three members at large,
duly elected as provided by the Bylaws, the immediate past-president and
the honorary president.
7. Annual Meeting—An annual meeting shall be called by the Executive at
such time and place as appears convenient, notice of such meetings to be
mailed to each member one month in
advance. Not more than fifteen months
shall be allowed to elapse between Annual Meetings.
8. Constitution and By-laws—
(a) The Division may make such bylaws as are not inconsistent with the
provisions contained in these articles of
(b) Changes in the Constitution may
be made by a majority vote of members present at the annual meeting of
the Division, provided that notice of
motion has been received in writing by
the Secretary and mailed to members
one month in advance of such meeting,
and provided that they arc approved by
the Executive of the Alumni Association.
9. Quorum—A quorum for an annual
meeting shall consist of twenty (20)
members including one officer.
1. Except as hereinafter provided the
By-laws of the Association shall govern
the  Division.
2. Fees—There shall be no fees.
3. Nominations—
(a) At the annual meeting the President will appoint a Nominations Committee of two members for a term of
one year.
(b) The Nominations Committee shall
solicit nominations and make such additional nominations as they may deem
advisable   to   fill   vacancies   occurring
PAGE   EIGHT in the Executive for the year following.
4. Notice of  Nominations—
(a) At least one month before the annual meeting the Nominations Committee shall report to the Secretary the
names of those nominated and the Secretary shall mail to each member of
the Division the nominations on letter
(b) If nominations comprise only one
member for any office that election
shall be by acclamation.
5. Balloting—Balloting shall be closed one week before the annual meeting.
6. Term of Office—
(a) The term of office for officers and
members of the Executive shall be one
year and no member may hold office
for more than two consecutive years
with exception of the immediate past
(b) The newly elected Executive shall
take office immediately following the
annual meeting.
7. Meetings—Other than the annual
meeting, meetings of members may be
called by the Executive when necessary, notice to be mailed one week in
advance of such meeting.
8. Duties of Executive—
(a) The President shall preside at all
meetings but in his absence the chair
shall be occupied by the Vice-President
or in his absence, another member of
the Executive.
(b) The President or another officer
appointed by him and one of the three
executive committee members shall
represent the Division on the Board
of Management of the Association.
(c) The Treasurer shall prepare an
annual budget to be submitted to the
finance committee of the Association
before October 25th. Said budget shall
cover services which would he normally rendered to the division by the
Association, the costs of which to be
included in the annual budget of the
9. Regional Commerce Clubs—Any
three members of the Division in any
area may make application to the
Executive Board to form a Regional
Commerce Club. Clubs must be sell-
10. Organization — Twelve U.B.C.
Commerce graduates were named as
nominating committee and executive
until   the   first   annual   meeting.
STOP PRESS: At the annual meeting
of the Commerce Division U.B.C.
Alumni Association, held on April 1,
the following were elected as the Division Executive: President, Don McRae,
'47; Vice-President, Terry Watt, '49;
Secretary, Mary McLean, '52; Treasurer, George Peirson, '46; Members-at-
large, Bob Harwood, '48, Peter Sharp,
'36, Jack Stevenson, '40.
New Approach to
Solution of Soil Problems
Increased co-operation among government departments, industry and the
University, and between engineers and
scientists will develop through a new
discussion group that held its first
meeting on the Campus on Januar\
21, 1954. Its purpose is the study and
interchange of ideas of soil problems
with particular reference to British
Columbia. The group included 24 men
concerned with the engineering, geological and agricultural aspects of soils.
Instrumental in organization were
C F. Ripley of Ripley and Associates
in Vancouver, W. H. Mathews ot the
Department of Geology and Geography, U.B.C; C A. Rowles of the
Department of Agronomy, LT.B.C. and
R. A. Spence, Department of Civil Engineering, U.B.C. Mr. Ripley is the
B.C. representative on the Sub-committee on Soil Mechanics of the National Research Council. Professors
Rowles and Mathews are well known
for work in B.C. in their respective
sciences. Professor Spence joined the
U.B.C. staff in September, 1953. and
has specialized in Soil Mechanics and
Foundation   Engineering.
Plans were laid for additional meetings, the first of these to be held in
the Soils Laboratory of the Agronomy
Department   at   U.B.C.—H.C.G.
from one source
to all points in Canada
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PAGE  NINE Professional Engineers'
Association Annual Meeting
By Hector J. MacLeod
( Photo   1)}-   Vancouver   IVovinc
On December 4 and 5. 1953, professional engineers from all parts of the
province gathered in the Vancouver
Hotel for the annual meeting of the
Association of Professional Engineers
of British Columbia and the B.C.
Engineering  Society.
The Association was formed in 1921
following the passing of the Engineering Profession Act by the Provincial
Government. The annual meeting is
called for the purpose of carrying out
the provisions of the Act. Among
these is the election of a Council to
which four members are appointed by
the   Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council.
The officers of the 1954 Council are:
President, Mr. C. Benthail. President and General Manager of Dominion   Construction   Company,  Ltd.
Vice-President. Dr. H. C. Gunning,
Dean of Applied Science, University
of  British   Columbia.
Past President, Mr. J. C Oliver,
City   Engineet,  Vancouver.
Councillors, Messrs. F. R. Phillips.
G. M. Letson, J. L. Miller, J. D.
McMynn, W. Hall, W. O. Richmond,
E.  C.  Roper and J.  H. Steede.
It is interesting to note that six
members of Council are graduates of
the University of British Columbia,
namely: Dean H. C. Gunning. J. C.
Oliver, G. M. Letson. W. O. Richmond, W. Hall and J. H. Steede.
In his report as President of the
1953 Council, Mr. Oliver reviewed the
progress of the Association over the
past years. The initial membership of
586 has grown to 3,333. In 1921 there
were no engineers-in-training. This
year there are over 1,300, and Mr.
Oliver added, "a very healthy sign
that we are preparing to meet the
demands which are going to be made
on the profession in the future."
This rapid growth in numbers has
been accompanied by higher standards
and by a far greater consciousness of
the need of training both at University
level and in the post-graduate school
of experience. With reference to the
University, Mr. Oliver stated that "We
have enjoyed throughout our life in
British Columbia very close and cordial
relationships with the University and.
if those continue, they will continue to
the benefit of the University and to the
great benefit of the profession and the
Over the past 20 years there has
been a great growth in professional
consciousness that is evident in two
ways. Within the Association there
is less emphasis on the various fields
of  engineering  and  more  on  common
Hector   J.    MacLeod,    O.B.E.,    Dean    Emeritus,
U.B.C.  AppMed   Science   Faculty.    Dr.   MacLeod
was recently awarded the Coronation Medal for
his services to Science.—(Ed.)
aims and objectives. On a national
scale, the Dominion Council is becoming a truly representative one and
a national bod3' for Professional Engineering is in sight.
Dominion Council is composed of
representatives from the various Provincial Associations. The B.C. Representative is Mr. L. R. Stacey, retiring
past president of the B.C. Association,
who reported on the activities of
Dominion Council. With a long record
of able service and experience on
Council, Mr. Stacey is convinced that
engineers across Canada should concentrate their efforts on developing in-
terprovincial relationships and the
regulation of the profession on the
Federal level. Dominion Council is
making progress in this direction by
recommending uniform standards for
registration and for license to practice. These give promise of being
adopted by the Provincial Associations in the not too distant future.
Briefly these requirements for registration are:
(a) Graduation in engineering from a
recognized University or equivalent standing as determined by
Association examinations which
are at present similar in British
Columbia,  Ontario and  Quebec.
(b) A minimum of two years of acceptable engineering experience
following University graduation or
eight years of engineering experience for candidates passing the
Association   examinations.
(c) When required by the provincial
authority, an engineering report
or thesis, supported by an oral
Among other reports (some of which
were subjects for lively discussion)
may be mentioned those of the Public
Relations Committee by Mr. F. R.
Killam, Placement Service by Mr. H.
M. McManus, the Board of Examiners by Professor W. O. Richmond and
"the B.C. Professional Engineer" by
Professor L. G. R. Crouch. The B.C.
Professional Engineer, which is published monthly, is the "medium through
which engineers may make known
their opinions, suggestions and criticisms for the good of the profession
as  a  whole".
The social side of the annual meeting was not forgotten, nor opportunities for those small and informal
gatherings which are a valuable part
of any  convention.
Throughout the year the many functions of the Association are carried on
by. Council, by the various Boards and
Committees and by the Registrar, Mr.
J. A. Merchant, with his very efficient
office staff.
Satisfied that the affairs of the Association are in good hands, the engineers have gone back to their work of
utilizing in an economical way the
natural resources of this province for
the benefit of the people not only
within the province but far beyond
its  borders.
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Four Athlone Fellowships Awarded
On February 15 four senior engineering students from U.B.C. were awarded
Athlone Fellowships. They are:
George Davies of Port Hammond and
James McNish, Gordon Oates and
Gordon Ward of Vancouver. McNish
and Ward are students in Electrical
Engineering, Gordon Oates is in Mechanical Fmgineering and George
Davies in   Engineering  Physics.
Chosen from nine U.B.C. applicants,
the four will study for two years in
British engineering firms and in British universities, along with 24 other
Athlone scholars from 1954 graduates
of Canadian universities. In addition,
10 other fellowships will be awarded
later to Canadian graduate engineers
who have already spent some time in
The awards have been made annually
by the United Kingdom Government
since 1951. The financial grants cover
cost of travel from home to the United
Kingdom and return, approved travel
within the United Kingdom, tuition
fees and subsistence allowance.
Selections are made by local committees that include representatives of
the University staff, the engineering
profession and the United Kingdom
Fellows arc selected on the basis of
academic and technical competence,
physical fitness and personal qualities.
PAGE TEN What's Going On in Forestry's New Faculty
By Dean George S. Allen, B.A.Sc. '33, M.A.Sc. '35, Ph.D. (Calif.)
First I must tell you that we miss
Lowell Besley sorely. We hear that
he is doing well as executive-director
of the American Forestry Association.
Already he has a successful American
Forestry Congress to his credit (October). We can be proud that Lowell
was the first Dean of the Faculty of
Forestry at U.B.C.
B.C. was represented at the annual
meeting of the Canadian Institute of
Forestry by five men: Dr. C. D.
Orchard, Deputy Minister of Forests;
Dr. G. B. Griffith, B.A. '26, Director,
representing the Vancouver Section;
Ralph Johnston, B.A.Sc. '41, Assistant District Forester. Kamloops; K. G.
Fensom, Superintendent, Forest Products Laboratory on the Campus, and
myself, as representative of the U.B.C.
The University was well represented
at the Western Forestry Conference
in Seattle (December) by five of our
Forestrv Staff: J. W. Ker, B.A.Sc.
'41. B. G. Griffith, F. M. Knapp, J.
H. G. (Harry) Smith, B.S.F. '49.
and myself. I had the honor of introducing the winner of the essay contest,
R. D. Gilbert, who brought the fourth
first prize to this University in six
years and who continued our unbroken
record of placing first or second during the six-year period. Previous first
place winners were: H. B. G. Gibson.
B.A.Sc. '49, W. Gayle, B.S.F. '50,
W. Walters, B.S.F. '52; second place-
winners were W. F. Murison, B.S.F.
'51 and F. H. Maber, B.S.F. '53. The
contest is open to third year students
in   the   six   western   forest   schools   in
B.C., Washington, Oregon, California.
Idaho and Montana.
Our students have distinguished
themselves in other ways.
They have published a number of
"Research Notes" based upon their
own work and, in December, after four
years' effort, published the "Forestry
Handbook for British Columbia" (363
pages). The Forest Club intends to
revise the Handbook every few years
and has already made plans for the
first revision.
No important changes are being-
made in the B.S.F. curriculum. A serious effort is under way, however, to
effect more complete integration of
instruction and avoid duplication between Forestry and other faculties.
The most noticeable change of recent
years, apart from our increased space
in the I-'orestry and Geology Building
(formerly Applied Science), is the
greater emphasis on research. Here
we have been assisted financially by
the University Research Committee
and by the National Research Council.
At the moment, Professor J. W. Wilson is conducting studies on hardboard
and on fibre technology, and Dr. R.
W. Wellwood. B.A.Sc. '35, on the
properties of second-growth wood in
relation to forest conditions. Dr. Griffith is continuing his work at the University Forest on the relationship between soil moisture and site quality.
Professor Ker is continuing his research on forest growth evaluation,
and Professor Smith on silvicultural
cutting methods  in  the  spruce-balsam
forest type of the Interior. Our program of seed research is going ahead
under a National Research Grant following several years' support by the
University. Mr. W. Bientjes is carrying  on  this  work  under  my  direction.
In the fields of Forest Pathology
and Forest Entomologv. Dr. D. C.
Buckland, B.A. '41, B^S.F. '42, and
Dr. Kenneth Graham, B.A. '33. have
been doing highly productive teaching
and research in these specialized and
important aspects of forest protection.
F'orestry grads will be interested to
know that Dr. P. G. (Phil) Haddock
formerly of University of Washington
has joined our staff to fill the vacancy
resulting from Dean Besley's resignation. Dr. Haddock's field is silviculture, though he leans heavily towards
the  sciences  of  ecology  and  soils.
Graduate work is inevitably associated with research and both have
been gradually building up over several  years.
This note would not be complete
did I not acknowledge the very substantial and continuing support being
given the work of the Faculty of Forestry by the forest industry of this
province, not only directly to the Faculty for facilities and instruction, but
also to the students in the form of
prizes, scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and loans. Industry expects
that, in return, the F"aculty will supply
graduates who can contribute in an
important way to the progress of
forestry and the forest industry of the
province.    That is our aim.
Annual Commerce Banquet Hears
Dr. A. E. Grauer and President MacKenzie
The annual School of Commerce
banquet, associated with the Canadian
Manufacturers' Association and the
Vancouver Board of Trade, was held in
the Ballroom of Hotel Vancouver on
Thursday,  February 25.
About 200 Commerce students and
300 Vancouver business men heard
Dr. A. E. (Dal) Grauer, B.A. '25, B.A.
(Oxon.), Ph.D. (Calif.) President of
the British Columbia Power Corporation Limited, describe certain aspects
of British Columbia's economic development, and in particular the evergrowing importance of hydro-electric
power to present and future industrial
expansion. He referred to the various
areas of hydro potential in the province and spoke at length of the Columbia  River's  50,000,000 horsepower and
expectations of a joint harnessing by
Canada and the United States of this
vast water system, which he said
"permits perhaps the world's most outstanding  hydro   development."
President Norman MacKenzie, in
responding to the toast to The University, drew attention, in a very
forceful speech, to the important part
taken by U.B.C. graduates in the development of the province and of the
nation. He emphasized the widespread and diversified activities of the
Alumni and the value of the contribution made by them to the wealth and
cultural life of our people, through
their services to industry, commerce
and  the  professions.
The rapid increase in population and
capital investment in British Columbia
'■made correspondingly urgent demands
upon the University. The necessity
of continuing these services at their
present high level and of maintaining
a competent Staff to direct the instruction of future students imposed upon
the people of the province the clear
duty of seeing to it that adequate
funds were made available to the
"It is of the utmost importance," said
President MacKenzie, "that no capable
student is prevented by poverty from
entering the University, that maximum
assistance is given to students while at
the University and that University employment conditions are such as will
attract and keep an instructional staff
of the highest calibre in all departments."
PAGE  ELEVEN First Sedgewick Lecture
^-^ u™ utr   pnm;„c
By W. Robbins
(Photo  by   U.!!.(-'.   Visual   Education   Service.)
On Saturday evening, January 9, the
first Sedgewick Lecture was delivered
to a capacity audience in Physics 200,
under the joint auspices of the University and the Vancouver Institute.
Many students were present as well
as staff, and the community at large
was represented, both by regular attendants at Institute lectures and by
the many friends and former students
of Dr. Sedgewick who cherish memories of their great teacher.
The lecturer was Professor A. S. P.
Woodhouse, head of the Department
of English at the University of Toronto, who spoke on "Milton—Man
and   Poet".
Dr. Woodhouse is well known for
his articles on Milton and for other
studies, for his book, "Puritanism and
Liberty", and for his work as editor
of and contributor to The University of
Toronto Quarterly. As a moving force
in organizing the Humanities Research
Council of Canada and as co-author of
"The Humanities in Canada", he has
been vigorously engaged for many
years in advancing the cause of humanistic studies and no one, as Dr. Daniells
pointed out in his introductory remarks, has been more successful in
attracting funds for scholarly work
from  the great foundations.
In his lecture, specially prepared
from part of his forthcoming book on
Milton, Professor Woodhouse stressed
the importance of historical criticism
(meaning much more than the historical research which amasses facts)
in establishing the right response to a
writer like Milton, whose "extra-aesthetic experience" played so large a
part in determining the aesthetic pattern of his poems. In part, these
experiences are "the drama of his
life" and include the loss of his friend
Diodati, his unhappy marriage and his
blindness. But they also include the
framework of his "conceptual thought",
his beliefs and doctrines, since his very-
view of the poet and of poetry was
shaped by his Christian faith. "Behind
every philosophy of art," said Professor Woodhouse, "there lies a philosophy of life."
The aim of the so-called New Criticism to concentrate upon the text and
to apply a purely aesthetic analysis to
an individual poem, can be fruitful and
illuminating. Historical criticism, however, is needed to supply the text itself,
for in the case of Milton, though as
with any other poet, the poem is the
experience, "his aesthetic experience
and his religious are not two things,
but one". A contrast was drawn between "Arcades" as a poem in which
these extra-aesthetic experiences did
not control or shape the imagery of
the aesthetic pattern, and "Comus" as
a poem in which they did.   The speaker
Garnett Sedgewick
went on to apply the principles of historical criticism to "Paradise Lost"
and, more especially, to "Samson
Agonistes", showing in the latter case
in great detail the relevance to this
"classical tragedy on the Hebrew-
Christian subject" of Milton's physical
circumstances, of his religious beliefs
and of his inheritance from "the Renaissance tradition of learned poetry and
conscious art".
The lecture will be printed soon, it
is hoped, in a suitable and distinctive
pamphlet form as one of the University publications, and also as the first
of what will in time be known as the
Sedgewick Lectures. Such public lectures are a feature of university life—
Dr. Sedgewick himself gave the
Alexander Lectures at Toronto in
1934—and serve to symbolize the meaning and function of a university to
alumni and other friends, and to foster
relations with other universities
through the exchange of scholarly
work. They need not be limited to
the field associated with a man's name,
though  such  is  usually the  case.
Dr. Sedgewick's varied interests
could well be represented by speakers
in the fine arts, or in history or philosophy, as well as in the field of English literature. The chief concern of
the committee in the first instance was
that the lectures should not be narrowly specialized, but that, whatever
the subject, the ideas and values treated
should have a broad application and
relevance to the lives of those who
listen—and read—as well as the power
to communicate the product of scholarly work and judgment.
Readers will recall that a public
lecture series was the first, though not
the only objective set up as the Sedgewick Memorial. The Fund is now
established and operating, but since the
total sum hardly permits an annual
lecture or award, further contributions
through the usual channels would be
Significant Memorial Gifts to Library
(Photo   by   U.H.C.   Visual   Education   Service)
President Norman MacKenzie, Mrs. Lester W. McLennan (nee Cora Metz, B.A. '22), Mr. Lester W.
McLennan, B.A. '22, B.Sc. (Oxon.), B.C. Rhodes Scholar, 1922, and Mr. Neal Harlow, U.B.C.
Librarian, examining one of several rare, handsomely-bound books presented to U.B.C. Library by
Cora and Lester McLennan in memory of their former U.B.C. teachers. Dr. E. H. Archibald, Dr.
Harry  Ashton,  and   Dr.  Garnett  Sedgewick  and  of  Pilot  Officer  Wm.   Meade   Lindsley   Fiske  III.
PAGE TWELVE Charles J. Armstrong Installed
President Pacific Universitv
"May God bless Doctor Charles J.
Armstrong, new President of Pacific
University" were the closing words of
the induction address by The Honourable George R. Rossman, Justice Oregon Supreme Court. Chairman Board
of Trustees, Pacific University, at the
inaugural ceremony in Forest Grove.
Oregon, on the afternoon of February
2. The ceremony was attended by delegates from 50 or more universities and
colleges, including Harvard, Vale,
Brown. Dartmouth. Williams. Rollins,
Whitman, Washington and U.B.C.
wdiose greetings were conveyed by the
Chronicle  Editor.
In his brief induction speech Justice
Rossman described Dr. Armstrong as
"young, vigorous, well-educated, a
graduate of the University of British
Columbia and Harvard, who had taught
Classics at Rollins,.Dartmouth, Brown
and Whitman, where he was also Dean
and Vice-President." In September,
1953, he was appointed the eleventh
President of Pacific University, whose
charter was granted in January, 1854,
as an independent, privately supported
institution of higher education. "The
functions of Pacific University," declared Justice Rossman, "involve
teaching the art of leadership" and he
urged the new President to study the
means by which the University may
fulfill her duty of improving the citizenship of the State and of the Nation.
President Armstrong devoted his inaugural address to an examination of
the aims of higher education. He found
a challenge in his appointment as
President of Pacific University which,
though founded, like Yale. Oberlin.
Whitman and many other American
universities, by the Congregational
Church, was entirely free from doctrinal and denominational teaching.
On the other hand, he believed that
nothing was more important in education than to maintain its vital relationship with religion. The main
struggle in the world today, broadly
viewed, he said, was a conflict to capture the minds of men. Hope of victory rested in our ability to uphold,
strengthen and transmit the ideas of
Justice and Freedom, under God. Universities and colleges are the centres
of resistance to tyranny in all its forms
and "the freedoms they signify must
be preserved at all costs. They are
the first to fall under the axe of totalitarianism."
Dr. Armstrong stressed the importance of the Greco-Roman-Christian
tradition in all educational thinking.
From these sources we received ideas
of democracy, of the art of government, views of aesthetic values, a conception of beauty, ethical systems, log
ical method and much more that is
invaluable to our understanding- of
human life. "We must return to these
sources," he declared, "if we are to
survive." For Plato and Aristotle, the
nature and quality of any society depends upon the character of the men
and women who compose it. Christian
teaching also emphasizes the supreme
importance of the good life, which
includes  the  duty of service.
We rightly emphasize the importance of "the four freedoms". For us,
however, freedom is not merely an
end; it is rather a condition in which
the good individual is free to benefit
humanity. "Character," Dr. Armstrong maintained, "is the key factor
in our educational program." The
trend of much modern thinking has
been toward materialism in education.
At the same time, a "deep spiritual
hunger is characteristic of our time"
and our universities and colleges must
endeavour to satisfy the demands of
Faith and religious experience as well
as   the   demands   of  knowledge.
before   the   sitting  and   copies   are   circulated  among the  students.
At the time of writing this report,
only one such panel has been held. The
subject-matter was the drafting of wills
and the arrangement of estates. The
members were four lawyers with considerable experience in this field.
namely, Messrs. P. R. Bnsscnden.
B.A. '31; C. E. Morris. LL.B. (Alta. i;
W. G. Essex (McGill). and J. A.
Bourne. B.A. '34. The moderator tva-
Mr. Eric Todd, visiting lecturer. Each
of the four questions submitted to the
panel raised one or more points of
practical importance which commonly
face  the  draftsman  of  a  will.
The Faculty of Law also broke new
ground in legal education when it
played host to a gathering of 33 members of the Bar at a Round Table on ,
"The Function of the Lawyer in
Labour Relations", held on Saturday
morning, January 30. 1954, at the Law
Building, U.B.C
The Round Table was also attended
by Mr. D. J. Baldwin, member of the
U.B.C. Board of Governors, Chairman
of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, whose contribution was
much valued by those present.
The discussion was divided into
three parts: an introduction on the
constitution, jurisdiction and procedure of the Labour Relations Hoard;
problems in obtaining certification under Section 10 of the Industrial Conciliation     and     Arbitration     Act,     and
Law Faculty Innovations
The Panel Discussion is fast becoming one of the most popular media for
the exchange of information and ideas
on questions of topical interest. This
term the Faculty of Law is utilizing
this medium in a series of discussions
held at the noon hour in a lecture room
of the Law Building at intervals
throughout the term.
The procedure adopted is a complete departure from any method of
instruction hitherto employed in Law
Schools. The panels are composed of
Vancouver lawyers, experts in their
respective fields of law, with a Faculty
member as moderator. The questions
to be discussed are submitted to the
members   of   the   panel   a   week   or   so
problems of decertification. Arrangements were under a committee consisting of Mr. J. E. Eades. B.A. '25; Mr.
M. M. McFarlane. B.A. '28. honorar>
lecturer; Mr. V. L. Dryer. B.A. '33.
honorary lecturer, and Professor A. W.
R. Carrothers, B.A. '47. LL.B. '48.
LL.M. (Harv.). The event was such
a success that a further Round Table-
is presently being planned on "Problems  in the  Conciliation   Process".
Regarding these two innovations.
Dean George F. Curtis of the Law-
Faculty has this to say: "Once again
we demonstrate the very happy relations   between   the   Bar   and   the   Uni-
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versity in this province to the
advantage of each."
( Photo
Panel on  Drafting of Wills—From  Left: J. A.  Bourne,  B.A.  '34,  P.  R.  Brissenden,  B.A.  '31,  Eric
Todd   (of  Manchester  &   London)   Moderator,  C.   E.  Morris,   LL.B.   (Alberta),   W.   G.   Essex   (McGil).
PAGE  THIRTEEN U.B.C Faculty of Arts and Science To-day
(Photo   by   I'. M.C.   Visual   Education   Seivice)
The universe of knowledge is a constantly expanding one and no university can ever stand still and fulfill its
high purpose. Those who are engaged
in higher education must always be
balancing the traditional against the
new. To adhere stubbornly to the traditional leads to decadence and futility.
To seize too readily upon the new detracts from the basic concepts whereby we judge values. Our University
has changed greatly within the past
decade and yet withal has retained the
fundamental aims and the integrity of
a great university.
As is typical of most institutions for
higher learning, the Faculty of Arts
and Science is the University's oldest
faculty and it may be said to provide
the central core of university instruction. It is, therefore, in certain respects the most traditional faculty, but
this does not imply that it is resistant
to change. On the contrary, extensive
changes have been effected over the
last five years and it is with regard to
some of these that I wish to comment,
lt is not my intention to consider in
any detail the activities of the schools
within the faculty; they will doubtless
be reported upon separately. My remarks will refer principally to some of
the significant changes in the courses
leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Some of these changes have been occasioned by variations in student enrolment. During this session some 3590
full time students are enrolled in the
Faculty of Arts and Science with another 1350 enrolled in extra-sessional,
correspondence and Summer Session
courses. We are now entering upon
a period of progressive growth that
will probably carry us to about double
this number within the next decade. In
keeping with the changes in enrolment
there has been a proportional change
in teaching staff and several new buildings have been constructed to provide
up-to-date premises for the departments of Physics, Biology, Zoology.
Bacteriology and the School of Home
Economics. Other changes pertain to
an increase of course offerings so that
the faculty at present embraces seventeen departments and five schools providing in all close to one thousand individual courses.
There are other changes which, although not so apparent, are of even
greater significance from an educational standpoint. They have been brought
about in order to enhance the educative-
value of the courses provided. The
only possible reason for conducting
courses of any description is that students may learn something of value.
With this in mind the programme of
studies in Arts and Science is always
under review by a very active curriculum committee that reports to the
faculty.   Incidentally, the reports from
S. N. F. CHANT, O.B.E., Dean, Facility of Arts
and  Science
Eor his  services  to  Education  Dean   Chant  was
recently  awarded  the  Coronation   Medal.   (Ed.)
this committee invariably evoke prolonged and vigorous discussion in the
regular meetings of the faculty before
any recommendations are forwarded to
the Senate for approval. Some of the
changes that have been introduced into
the Bachelor of Arts curriculum are
ones of instructional emphasis. For
example, considerably more written
work than formerly is now required of
students in the courses provided by the
Department of English. I need scarcely comment upon the purpose of this.
In the study of Modern Languages an
increased emphasis is being placed
upon phonetics and more attention is
being given to contemporary literature
than was usual hitherto. In several
fields such as Philosoph\-, History. Political Science, Psychology, Slavonic
Studies and so forth, wider reference
is being made to present-day social,
political, international and philosophical
problems without, however, minimizing the importance of the study of
man's past accomplishment as it contributes to our understanding of the
world in which we live. The enormous
increase of scientific knowledge that
has occurred within the past decade
has, as one would expect, led to
changes in the number and the content of science courses, so much so
that some of us who have not kept up
with recent developments are sometimes startled by the complexity of the
instruction that is given. In brief,
throughout the facility generally, a constant search goes on for better ways
for achieving our educational aims—
may it never cease.
Several changes provide for a closer
integration of related fields of stud\'.
This is  most apparent in  the physical
and biological sciences where the rapidly expanding scope of knowledge has
necessitated a wider and, in some respects, a more diversified range of
scientific training than was formerly
provided. It should not be assumed,
however, that such developments are
limited to the science departments, because other departments also have revised their courses in order to relate
them more closely to cognate fields of
study. For example, our Department
of Classics has altered the content of
several of its courses in order to bring
them into a closer relationship with
other linguistic, literary, historical and
philosophical studies. This has aroused
a noticeable upsurge of interest in the
language and literature of Greece and
Rome in our University that to my
knowledge is not apparent in any other
university in Canada or in the United
States. With a similar intention the
introduction of such a course as General Linguistics has brought together
students from such fields as Modern
and Classical languages, English, Anthropology, Philosophy and Psychology in order to extend the scope of
their studies and to yield a fuller appreciation of the unity rather than the
fragmentation   of  knowledge.
A somewhat similar purpose has led
to the lowering of inter-departmental
and even inter-faculty barriers so that
students may have more scope when
arranging their courses to meet their
needs and interests. Several such arrangements were made for student veterans and our experience at that time
demonstrated their educational value
so that every effort has been made
since then to insure that administrative convenience does not contribute
to educational hindrance. As illustrative of what has been taking place, our
course descriptions show that, in addition to the regular courses listed under
Economics, there are ten additional
courses provided by other departments,
schools and faculties that qualify for
credit in Economics. Such moves as
these give more than lip-service to a
belief in the integration of studies and
provide a corrective for some disadvantages occasioned by specialization.
When proceeding with course alterations, care is exercised to maintain
the basic character of the Arts and
Science curriculum as distinct from
those of the more specialized schools
and faculties. Occasionally proposals
are made to introduce courses that appear to have an occupational or professional rather than an academic content. While there can be no objection
to any course having occupational
value, the suitability of such courses
must be carefully judged in terms of
their broad integration into the academic structure of the faeultv and the
PAGE  FOURTEEN extent to which they will advance the
aims of an Arts and Science programme of studies. One criterion for
appraising their suitability is the extent to which they either have or may
acquire broad affiliations with other
academic studies. For example, a study
of the cell structure of organic tissues
has pertinence for many fields of biological study including the various
branches of Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Embryology, and so forth.
The academic ramifications of such a
study are therefore very extensive. In
contrast, the study of the fibres of different textiles, worthwhile though it
may be in a more limited context, does
not display similar affiliations and
there is no reason to expect that such
would come about. Hence the former
study fits into the pattern of an Arts
and Science curriculum whereas the
latter is more appropriate to the curriculum in Home Economics, where in
fact  it  is  provided.
Some wdio have followed my comments thus far may be a little impatient
because I have made no mention of
standards. It is true that 1 have not
done so directly, largely because I hesitate to discourse upon matters concerning which I must admit grave ignorance. For years I have been asking
all and sundry what they mean by the
term "standards" and as yet I have
received no answer that is worth repeating. Standards bear some resemblance to flying saucers in that nearly
everyone is interested in them but no
one seems to know exactly what these
elusive things are. Dictionary definitions are of little help because they do
not describe methods to guide effective action. One sometimes suspects
that the term "standards" is most frequently employed to oppose changes
that may upset one's placid ways. Be
that as it may. let us admit that those
who use the term do mean something
by it and turn to a brief consideration
of the matter.
If one of the principal factors involved in maintaining standards relates
to the amount and the degree of difficulty of the material a student must
learn in order to qualify for a B.A. degree, then I can state without hesitation that our standards in Arts and
Science have improved and not deteriorated. For example, both the
amount and the difficulty of the work
that is covered in present day science
courses, whether natural or social, have
definitely increased. Such changes are
not so apparent in the humanities but
the persistent efforts of the faculty to
improve the instruction in such fields
have led to more exacting demands
being put upon the students. I do not
think that there is as much importance
assigned to rote memorization as formerly, but the increased stress put
upon interpreting, understanding,
evaluating, and in general assimilating
the material covered in the courses,
requires   levels   of   intellectual   ability
Arts Building in Spring
and of application beyond those required by rote methods. I am quite
confident that nothing that may be
termed a "standard" has been lowered.
After all, it is extremely unlikely that
the efforts of the professorial staff to
improve their instructional methods
should result over the years in the
exact opposite of what they have been
striving to achieve. I. for one, do not
believe that our efforts have been so
futile   and   so   unwittingly   misdirected.
Of course, it may be fairly pointed
out to me that some educators themselves have implied that university
students are more poorly educated today than in the past. Professors are
never wholly satisfied with the results
of their teaching. This is as it should
be, because any attitude of complacency slows one's efforts to improve;
but this should not be misconstrued as
meaning that the results are poorer
than hitherto. That students do not
achieve complete perfection is a matter of fact. Whether or not they are
better or worse than formerly is it
matter of opinion and my candid opinion is that they are better. They not
only work harder but—on the basis oi
having read and corrected assignments
and examinations at all university levels for over thirty years—I am of the
opinion that they write better, spell
better and compute sums more accurately. Some people looking back when
they reach forty over-estimate the extent of their education when they were
Some tend to disparage the educational backgrounds of the students who
enter university. I do not, because,
although high school instruction is no
more perfect than our own, as far as 1
can discern the primary and secondary
schools are doing a good job and like
ourselves have been striving to improve. In any case, when confronted
by conflicting opinions I have found
that a cheerful, positive approach supports one's efforts to improve, whereas a derogatory, negative one tends to
divert one's efforts into pessimistic
reverie  and  foreboding.
I am afraid that I have digressed
somewhat from my principal theme
and there are still other changes that
warrant brief mention. Students proceeding toward a B.A. degree are now
required to obtain standing in at least
three-fifths of their courses in any one
year, in order to receive any credit for
the year's work. If they fail to do this
in two successive years they are required to withdraw from the faculty.
These regulations eliminate students
who may continue year after year at a
very low level of achievement. In order to aid teachers who are working
toward a degree a limited number of
correspondence courses for credit have
been provided. One such course ma\
be carried during the regular session
in addition to courses taken at the
Summer Session. A programme has
been developed for aiding students of
foreign educational background to improve their English, and the counselling- of students particularly regarding
academic matters has been extended
and improved.
Over the last few years opportunities have increased for members of our
staff to spend some time in study or
teaching at other universities, principally in Britain and other European
countries and in the United States.
Within the last two years I can recall
thirteen of our faculty members who
have so benefited either through grants
and scholarships provided by governments and foundations or by faculty
exchange. Naturally, their experiences
have influenced our development by
providing a comparative basis for appraising our own methods.
It is evident from this brief statement that we in the Faculty of Arts
and Science have no intention of reaching a rigid or static programme of instruction. We can neither overlook
our deficiencies nor evade our responsibilities. The education of our youth
demands the continual improvement of
our courses and methods, and it is our
constant endeavour to achieve better
results in the future than those of the
past or of the present.
PAGE  FIFTEEN The President Reports—
What We Expect from Education
Contemporary Criticisms
I suppose it is true to say that every
generation has been dissatisfied with its
young people, and, because of this, they
are naturally inclined to criticize and
complain about the system of education, which they, in part at least, hold
responsible for this unsatisfactory state
of affairs. The popular saying that the
younger generation is "going to the
dogs" is probably as old as the human
race itself, and is explained, in part,
by the physical and psychological differences between the younger members
of the human race and their elders, and
by the fact that the young crave
change, excitement and activity, whereas the older we grow the more attached
we become to security, to a peaceful
existence and to our own possessions,
habits and ways of life.
Certainly a great deal of our attention is being directed at the present
time to all levels of education, and
some of the criticisms of our school
systems and our teachers are both bitter and sweeping. There are very few
topics about which it is so easy to
start an argument and which are argued so hotly. This, in my opinion, is
a healthy state of affairs, and, provided
the discussion is carried on intelligently
and with some understanding of the
facts and problems involved, it is likely
to result in a good deal of improvement
in our education and in what we get
from it. I should warn you at the outset, however, that criticism alone and
the general condemnation of teachers
and school systems will not get us
very far unless we understand the
nature of the problems involved and
unless we are prepared to pay the price
of solving these problems.
The Problem
Turning then to what we want from
education, I suggest that this includes
an understanding of ourselves as individual human beings in all our
aspects; an understanding of society,
again in all aspects of human relationships—from that of the individual to
other individuals right up through the
community and the nation to the world
society of nations; and finally, we want
to know about the physical world in
which we live and how to exercise the
maximum amount of control over it for
our own benefit. To these, I suppose
I should add we would like to know the
purpose of life, the nature of the universe, and of man's relationship with
God. Obviously, I do not have time
to deal with all of these, even in a
superficial way, so, if some of them do
not appear to be included, you will
realize that this is not because I consider them unimportant—but only that
all of us have to get back to our respective duties at a reasonable time.
Factors and Conditions
The general purposes of education
cover a broad field. That is the first
fact which I suggest that all of those
who discuss education must constantly
keep in mind. Or. putting it another
way, education consists of all of those
factors, forces and influences which
shape and mould and affect the human
individual, including the nature of the
society and culture to which he belongs. These forces are in operation
before he is born, and they continue to
affect and influence him until he becomes so senile and decrepit that he is
oblivious to what goes on and has
passed beyond the possibility of change.
They include the individual's parents,
his ancestry, the neighbourhood and
community into which he is born and
in which he grows up. They include
the mass media, radio, journals and
publications of all sorts, the movies,
television and a variety of other
agencies. The most important single
factor is probably the home, though,
in industrialized and urban society, the
home is a very different institution
from what it was two or three generations ago when our society was predominantly agricultural and rural.
This single fact explains in large
measure the change that has taken
place in our school system and in public education, and is the main reason
for the variety of demands that are
made on our schools and on our
teachers, very many of which have little, if any. relationship to "the training
of the mind" which has been traditionally thought of as the principal and
most important function of the school.
Our churches, too, either directly,
when the individual is a member and
attends them or indirectly, through the
influence religion has on the community and the people who live in it, are
important in determining what the individual is and becomes and determining, too, the conditions and the morality of his community and society. I
note in passing, that again, because of
the changing nature of our society from
rural to urban, from agricultural to
mechanical and scientific, religion, in its
orthodox forms, has less influence upon
the individual than it had in the past.
The  School Product—Now
From what I have said, you will
realize that, in fact, the schools and the
(This address was given by President MacKenzie to the Advertising and Sales Iturcau of
the Vancouver ltoard of Trade on Kehvuaiy 7.
teachers in them can have but a limited
influence upon the young people who
attend the schools, for these young
people are almost always conditioned
by other circumstances and factors,
which, taken together, make up our
contemporary society, and for which
you and I, as citizens, are primarily
responsible. And here, may I interject
that, despite the complaints of those
who take a dim view of the present
generation as compared with earlier
generations and, more particularly, the
generation to which the3' belonged, in
my opinion, our young people (in 1954)
are the best physically, socially and intellectually, that we have yet produced.
This is far from stating that they are-
perfect, and equally far from suggesting that our schools and the teachers in
them are perfect, but, altogether. I do
believe that our young people are better
equipped and better adapted for the
world they are likely to live in than
preceding generations. Some of them
are not too good at spelling: some of
them are pretty bad when it comes to
reading and writing; and others are
equally poor in mathematics and science. But this has always been true,
and we have to remember that today
far more youngsters are in the schools
than ever before; that most of them
stay longer; and that the schools are
expected to perform a great many services which formerly were taken care
of by the home or the church or the
community itself in the agricultural or
small town environment in which, in
the past, far more children grew up.
—And Then
I suggest to you then, that, before
accepting the statements of anyone
about the inadequacies of our present
school system and its results, in terms
of our present students as compared
with those of a generation ago. you
should insist that those making these
statements actually examine the work
done thirty or forty years ago. by the
students of that day, and compare what
you find with similar work being done
by the present generation of students;
and further, that you compare the physical facilities and the teachers of those
days, in terms of their adequacy and
training, with those we have now. Personally, I would refuse to accept, other
than as a prejudiced opinion, comparative statements on education which
were not based on evidence of this
kind. I say "prejudiced" because all of
us. as we grow older, tend to forget
what we and our environment were
really like when we were young; for
youth is always the "Golden Age"
when we look back on it, and it is
difficult  for us  to remember  what we
PAGE SIXTEEN and  our  schoolmates   were  really   like
in  that period.
Turning then to the detailed objectives of education in the general and
inclusive sense in which I have defined
it,   I  would list the following:
1. Physical and mental fitness and
emotional stability and maturity. Unless we are physically and mentally fit
and unless we achieve emotional stability and maturity, we are not likely to
be able to live happy, effective and
creative lives, and may well become a
burden to our families, and friends,
and to the community. For this and
other reasons it is most important that
these be placed high in any order of
educational priorities.
2. An understanding of our society
and of human nature so that we may be
able to live in this world with other
human beings, and so conduct, adapt
and organize ourselves, that we achieve
the maximum of cooperation and satisfactory relationships and the minimum
of friction, strife and conflict.
3. The acquisition of knowledge and
of skills; the capacity to use these intelligently and wisely. Ever since the
beginning of "human time", men have
been acquiring knowledge and experience. Much of this is available to all
of us, in the libraries, the galleries and
the laboratories of the world. One of
the chief functions of education is to
make it possible for us as individuals
to use this knowledge and skill.
4. The imparting or acquiring of
standards of value, including the ability
to discriminate and to choose between
the wise and the foolish, the constructive and the destructive, the good and
the evil, the beautiful and the ugly.
This can be done by promoting an attitude toward the "first rate" at all
times, by access and exposure to the
best, and by the acceptance and inculcation of a philosophy of the "first
5. Education must include, particularly in its more formal aspects a major
concern for the training of the mind,
and for imparting an ability to think
clearly and accurately for oneself. It
must be concerned too about the importance and necessity of discipline and
particularly of self discipline. Much of
life consists of doing things that are
dull, routine and positively unpleasant;
frequently we are confronted with painful situations and experiences which we
must accept and make the best of.
This can only be done if we are able
to discipline ourselves, and make the
best of these situations.
6. One of the most important and
satisfying aspects of life, has to do with
what we call the arts—music, painting,
drama, literature. These provide emotional and intellectual experiences and
satisfactions that are not found in any
other area or level of life. Education
which neglects them is less than half
an education and is deficient in one of
its highest and most important functions.    I  stress  this  because  I   believe
not only that the "Arts" are good in
and for themselves but that they can
and do contribute to most of the other
objectives of education_ including out-
emotional health and welfare.
There are, of course, certain basic
techniques in education. The most important of these, in the formal sense,
include: the correct use of language—
reading, writing, speaking-—Mathematics and Science, History, Economics,
Political Science, Philosophy . . .
Responsibility of Teachers
These then are some of the objectives and techniques of education.
Set out as I have described them, they
are a rather formidable list. It is not
surprising therefore, that insofar as we
expect the schools and the school
teachers to assume complete responsibility for all of these, we should be
dissatisfied with them, particularly
when we remember that the majority
of our school teachers in Canada are
girls or young women without much
experience, education or training themselves, who are not paid as highly as
man\' others for the work that they do.
Perhaps, in view of the magnitude of
the problem and its cost, we cannot
afford to pay our teachers more. But,
if this is so, we should not be too
critical of the results or too hard on
our  schools  and  our  school  teachers.
After all, human beings and society
get pretty much what they deserve in
this world. If we want things better or
different, we can usually have it that
way if we are prepared to accept the
costs in terms of hard work, of money,
and of changes in our attitudes and
ways of- doing things.
Current Controversy
In all of this I have avoided any
reference to the continuing controversy
over "progressive education" versus
"orthodox", "academic" or "old fashioned" education.
I have done so intentionally because,
while I admit that in their extreme
forms they are poles apart, and if given
effect to in these extreme forms could
be damaging or disastrous, I believe
that they tend to reflect both the current attitudes and philosophy of a
society, and the sentiments and emotions of individuals in it—and should
be viewed and dealt with in that light.
I myself am a product of old fashioned
Scotch Canadian education, but the
other forces and factors in society have
had their effect upon me too, so that I
am in truth a product of my schooling
and of my experience. Out of this
background I have come to believe that
there is much that is good and valuable
in both approaches and systems, but
that an overdose of either is likely
either to do damage, or to be unsatisfactory, and deadening as an educational method.
As I understand "progressive education", it is concerned with arousing
and keeping the interest of the student,
and with the application of new knowledge and understanding about human
beings to educational processes. It is
also aware of the changed nature, of
our society and its complexity, and
either attempts to assume or has imposed upon it responsibility for trying
to solve man}- of the problems created
by this society.
I am aware of some of the dangers
and defects inherent in this and realize
that "progressive education" plus other
educational influences have on occasion
been unsatisfactory or positively harmful, particularly when carried to extremes or where applied by immature
and inexperienced people.
"Old fashioned education", has content; it inculcates discipline, and does
train minds and character. But it too
has its weaknesses and defects. It tends
to assume that all individuals are more
or less alike or at least are susceptible
to and will benefit from the same educational experiences, techniques and
procedures. These tend to be the techniques and experiences of those who
are the products of "sound" education
and have benefited by it, and who arc-
therefore persuaded, particularly when
confronted with educational failures,
that these would not have occurred if
only "sound" education had been available and enforced,
Plea for Reasonable Attitude
This is a natural attitude to adopt
but not a very realistic or sensible one.
For individuals differ greatly from each
other and what will be ideal for some-
will be useless and even harmful for
others particularly if applied rigidly
and  forcibly.
That is why I plead for what 1 might
call a reasonable attitude toward our
educational problems and toward the
current debate about them: an attitude
that accepts the differences between human beings as a fact and which attempts to deal with each individual separately as far as possible; an attitude
too that is prepared to accept everything that is good and constructive and
creative wherever it exists or is found,
and is not put off by labels and slogans
like "progressive" or "old fashioned";
an attitude which realizes something of
the magnitude of our problems in education, and realizes too that there are
no simple, easy or certain solutions of
them or remedies for them; and an
attitude which approaches these problems with a rather humble desire to
cooperate with others engaged in the
same business and to help and be
helped in that business.
Finally I ask you to remember that
education is an all-inclusive and continuing process and that, while some of
us who are "professionals" like to
stress the importance of our contributions and responsibilities, the facts are
that we really play a small and sometimes unimportant part in the over-all
education of the individual human
beings that are in our charge and care.
PAGE  SEVENTEEN The University and the British Empire Games
In the summer of 1930, the city of
Hamilton, on behalf of Canada, was
host to the nine countries which sent
teams to compete in the first formal
British Empire Games. This coming.
summer, after a lapse of almost a quarter of a century, Canada will again have
the opportunity of welcoming teams
coming to participate in an athletic
gathering which developed initially
from "The Festival of Empire" held in
1911 to celebrate the coronation of His
Majesty, King George the Fifth.
In 1954. however, in keeping with
historical and political developments of
the intervening years, the Games will
be known as the British Empire
and Commonwealth Games. Already
twenty-five countries have officially
accepted the invitation of the host city,
Vancouver, and it is probable that the
remaining two countries will accept
before the entries are finally closed.
Although the City of Vancouver is
responsible for the staging of this great
venture, the Province as a whole has
assumed a great share of this responsibility. This is quite evident when one
considers the contribution being made
directly and indirectly by the University   of  British   Columbia.
(Photo   by   National   Defence)
By R. F. (Bob)  Osborne, B.A. '33, B.Ed. '48
Mr. Osborne is Associate Professor and
Director of the U.H.C. School of Physical
Education. He is Vice-President, Ilritish Empire and Commonwealth (lames Association of
Canada. Member of the Executive Committct
of the lt.E.Ci. Society, Vancouver, and Assistant Manag» r. Canadian It.E.G. Team, 195-. lie
was a member of the Canadian Olympic itasket
hall Team, 19,56 and, in 194X, was' Coach of tin
l'.asketball Team representing Canada in ( llynt
pic Games. London, England. He was President. Amateur Athletic Ctron of Canada. 195 ;
and   ic.il.
Lieutenant-Governor Clarence Wallace, C.B.E.,
presents the Coronation Medal to Lieutenant-
Commander Frank Turner, U.B.C. Alumni
Executive Director, at Tri-Serviee Parade in the
U.B.C. Armoury, March 5, 1954. In right rear
is Lt.-Col. John F. McLean, D.S.O., Officer
Commanding   U.B.C.   Contingent,   C.O.T.C.
From the very beginning of the attempt: to have the Games held in Vancouver, the University has taken a
prominent part in the planning, and
Alumni will be interested to know that,
without the facilities of the University
and the pledged cooperation of the
University administration, it is doubtful whether Vancouver's bid for the
Gaines would have been successful.
The most obvious contributions of the
University will be the housing accommodations and athletic training facilities.
It should not be considered, however,
that the University will not benefit in
return. The swimming pool pictured in
this issue will, of course, remain as a
tangible asset to ctmiplenient the
Memorial Gymnasium after the Games
are over, hut even if it had been located
elsewhere, the University would still
have derived considerable benefit, albeit less tangible.
For a period of three weeks to one
month, approximately 600 athletes and
officials from such remote countries as
Kenya, Nigeria, Gold Coast. Pakistan.
Malaya, Fiji, to name but a few. will
make their homes at Acadia Camp and
the Women's Residences on our beautiful campus. All these visitors should
return to their countries as boosters,
almost Alumni as it were, of our University.
It has been estimated that already
the Xewsreels depicting preparation for
the Games have been seen by more
than twenty million people in theatres
all over the world. By the time the
Closing Ceremonies are finished on
August 7th. the whole of the civilized
world will have seen pictures and have
read stories about the Games, and in
many of these the University of British
Columbia will have received some
To make our visitors'  stay comfortable and enjoyable and to ensure efficient   conduct   of   the   (lames   many   in
dividuals   and   committees   have   been
hard at work for some time.
Under the chairmanship of Dr. Cordon Shrum (Physics) the Housing
Committee will transform Acadia
Camp into an Empire Village, complete with an administrative unit, transportation depot, communications centre, etc. Mr. John Haar (Extension)
is the very capable secretary of this
important committee.
Mrs. Elizabeth Leroux (Home Economics) represents the University on
the Catering Committee and on her
shoulders will fall the tremendous task
of coping with the gastronomic whims
of finely-trained athletes of numerous
Mr. Lent Bayly (Buildings and
Grounds) will have his hands full as
a member of the Traffic  Committee.
We hope that all our visitors will
remain hale and hearty, but if they do
not, Dr. Kenneth Young (Health Services) with the Staff of the Health
Service, will be ready for action as a
member of the well-organized Medical
All ventures of this magnitude require a great deal of organization and
it is only natural that men like Chancellor Lett, President MacKenzie. Alderman George Cunningham ( Board of
Governors) and Dr. H. V. Warren
(Geology) should be asked to serve on
the Board of Directors.
Two of our Deans, Dr. Henry Gunning (Applied Science) and Dr. Whit
Matthews (Pharmacy) have made contributions as members of the Facilities
Committee and Special Events Committee,  respectively.
In the Sports Committee, several
members of Physical Education are
active. Mr. Douglas Whittle is in
charge of purchasing all the sports
equipment and will have Mr. John
Owen to help him to look after it. Mr.
Dick Mitchell. I!.P.E. '49. is chairman
of the Wrestling Committee and Mr.
R. J. Phillips is active with the Track
and Field Committee. Dr. Steve Jennings (Mathematics) should perhaps
accept a temporary appointment in
Physical Education, having assumed
the difficult task of being chairman of
the  Fencing Committee.
Miss Dorothy Somerset (Departments of English and Extension), as a
member of the Ceremonials Committee, will have to do with arranging the
pageantry connected with opening and
closing the Games, coordinating the
presentation of awards to victors and
with protocol dealing with the visit of
various  dignitaries.
In addition to the Housing Accommodation and the Swimming Pool, the
athletes will make use of the Memorial
Gymnasium and the Stadium as training centres for track and field athletes
and for the boxers, the wrestlers, the
weight lifters, and possibly the fencers.
The great opportunity which the
Gaines provide of extending goodwill
and understanding among the Commonwealth and Empire countries and
of introducing our University to these
countries, will not occur again in our
lifetime. It is indeed gratifying to feel
that the University appreciates this opportunity and is prepared to take full
advantage of it.
By Frank J. E. Turner
Executive Director, Alumni Association
It was  something to see!
When a number of former students
and Professors got together in the
original U.B.C. auditorium recently it
was a real reunion—a once-in-a-lifetime
You could picture how satisfying
pre-Point Grey college life must have
been, and you could feel the friendly
atmosphere which had developed from
the personal relationships between students and faculty.
In that building, doomed this Spring,
nostalgic memories appeared—but not
sentimentally sad. Happy thoughts
there were; recollections even included
one highly amusing incident in the
"bitter" Arts-Science rivalry!
The spirit of U.B.C. was present.
It is no secret that great institutions
are not built by bricks and mortar-—
they're built by people of high purpose
and faith. If they start right, they
grow ever stronger in service and usefulness.
In those "Fairview Shacks", almost
four decades ago,  U.B.C.'s  first "fam
ily" of students and staff welcomed the
opportunity given by the Convocation
Founders, and quickly developed the
"Tuum Est" tradition — a tradition
which is instilled in the hearts of
U.B.C. men and women wherever they
may be.
To be a part of that fine start—that
must have been something to be!
Alumnotes . . .
Former track star Prof. F. Campbell
Williams (Cam.), B.A.Sc. '43. Division
of Chemical Engineering, University
of California, was a recent office-
visitor. Cam is currently Technical
Consultant, Conselho Nacional do
Petroleo, Av. 13 de Maio, 13, Rio de
Janeiro. . . . He reminded us that
Ted McBride, B.Com. '42, is now down
South America-way with Brazilian
Traction. . . . Another visitor (also in
the "long-time-no-see" category) was
Al Drysdale, B.A. '41, who's Manager
of the S y2 Diamond Ranch at
Skookumchuck. Al will be pleased to
help you pack up your troubles along
a pack trail. . . . Back from Peru to
Canada is John M. Mortimer, B.A.Sc.
'35. John's with Ventures Limited, and
can be reached at 2810, 25 King Street
West, Toronto. Toronto Branch,
please note! . . . Out on the campus
to discuss plans for an Aggie Division
of the Association was J. L. (Jack)
Gray, B.S.A. '39, newly-elected Agriculture Degree Representative. Jack is
Editor   "Butterfat   Magazine"   for   the
Fraser Valley Milk Producers .Association. . . . Back to school report: Dick
Moore, B.A.Sc. '33, set on a new-
career, has enrolled in the Teacher
Training class. . . . Summerland Branch
stalwart and current President Ewart
Woolliams. B.A. '35, dropped in to tell
us of activities of that enterprising
group. . . . Hard-working Athletic
Committee Chairman Charlie Campbell, B.A. '38, came in with a fine report
on a recent trip to Whitehorse. Y.T.
Among alumni he met in that Northern
area were Mr. (B.Com. '40) and Mrs.
Fred Smith (nee Pauline Scott. B.A.
'40). Fred's now Accountant, White
Pass and Yukon Railroad. Joyce
Driver, B.A.Sc. (Nursing) '46. is Public Health Nurse. Territory of Yukon,
while Charlie (Chuck) Beaumont, B.A.
'35, is also connected with the White
Pass & Yukon Railroad. . . . Good luck-
to James Nevison, B.A. '43, B.Com.
'44, newly-appointed Provincial Manager, British Pacific Insurance Co., 535
Homer St. . . . Yet another office
visitor was J. J. (Jack) Woods, B.S.A.
'23. M.S.A. '32, Head, Experimental
Station, Saanichton. V.I. Enthusiastic
over the response to the R.C. Palmer
Memorial Scholarship drive last year.
Jack is already working hard to help
put this over the top in '54. . . .
Bouquets to Chairman Aileen Mann,
B.A. '37, and Ticket Sales Chairman
Cart Collard, B.A. '22, for yet another
successful Reunion Dance.
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Returns all  basic  annual  premiums  paid  if
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PAGE  NINETEEN Chancellor Sherwood Lett
Tells of University Needs
(Photo   by   Vancouver    Provinci)
Chancellor Sherwood Lett addressed
the Gyro Club in Vancouver on Monday, February 9. In no uncertain
terms he stated the financial needs of
the University. The University deserves the support of our citizens. It
is worthy. "We have what experts
tell us is one of the finest campus sites
in the world. Today we have buildings and plant on the campus which
are estimated at a value of $13,000,000.
This year we have 5500 students. By
1960 our forecasts show we are likely
to have at least 7500, and by 1964-65
we will have at least 10,000. We have
the finest library of books in Western
Canada, in excess of 300,000 volumes,
and we have a Law Library of outstanding completeness. We have some
of the most modern equipment in the
Need for New  Buildings
But the Chancellor's picture of the
University did not end in these glowing, colours. Much of the fine laboratory equipment and the great majority
of our students in residence were
housed, he said, in "some of the most
ramshackle firetraps in the world. It
is now 29 years since we built, as
temporary buildings, the main accommodation on our campus. It was supposed to be good for 30 years. We
are still using it, though it is bursting
at the seams. It will not last forever
and it will certainly not accommodate
10.000  students.
"We have an urgent need right now
for buildings which will cost S" 10 to
S15 million to build. While we cannot
do this all at once, we must do it in
the next five to seven years if we are
to keep pace with our responsibilities
to the youth  of this  Province.
Suggested Plan for Financing
"1 believe the sound plan and the
most economical one. for the taxpayers and for all concerned, is to provide
the University with a capital budget
of $2% million per year for the next
five years and let us get on with our
building in a business-like and intelligent manner."
Other   Canadian  Universities
The Chancellor declared that other
Provincial Universities in Canada had
fared far better in the period of rapid
expansion since the Second World
War. In that period "the University
of Toronto has spent or is in process
of spending $25 million on capital
additions. Alberta University has
spent on new buildings and equipment
more than $9 million since 1945 and
the University of Saskatchewan $12
to $15 million, though both these universities had more permanent plant
than U.B.C. to begin with."
M.C, E.D., Q.C., B.A.,  LL.D.
1954 Fund
How the Fund Operates
The Alumni-U.B.C. Development
Fund is a continuing plan of practical
assistance  to  U.B.C.
Since the start in 1949, various yearly objectives have been set by the Fund
Board. A number of people wish to
support specifically one of these yearly objectives, and do so by "earmarking" their donations accordingly. Most
don't, however. They leave actual allocation (among the objectives) to the
Fund  Directors.
When the Fund books close on August 31st, the Fund Board records the
amounts "earmarked" for the yearly
objectives, and adds additional monies
from the total of all unspecified gifts.
It should be pointed out that the Board
of Directors has discretionary power
of distribution among the stated yearly
objectives only, and recommends to the
"Trustees"  the  several  disbursements.
More than a few subscribers each
year wish to support a particular project which appeals to them, and which
is not one of the yearly objectives.
This can be done merely by inscribing
the name of this item on a Fund
cheque, or by writing a short note describing the project. In these cases.
all of these sums are turned over by
the Board for these purposes—nothing-
is subtracted or added to the amounts
donated.   These contributions are listed
quite apart  from  the yearly objectives
set in advance by the Directors.
1954 Fund Objectives
After considerable study and consultation with University authorities, the
Board of Directors has approved six
general objectives for 1954:
I. Regional Scholarships
Ten regional scholarships of $250
each have been provided yearly since
1950 for entrance to U.B.C. with organized Alumni branches participating
in the selection.
II. The President's Fund
This is an unrestricted gift to the
President of the University for use in
any way he sees fit. Through this fund
in the past he has been able to make-
purchases of paintings, books, equipment, etc.. and to aid special projects,
(such as the Sedgewick Memorial
room,  in  the  library).
III. Home  Management  House
The Home Economics Department
and its friends are Hearing the three-
quarter mark in their effort to raise
$40,000 for a Home Management
House on the campus.
IV. R. C. Palmer Memorial
Last year agriculture graduates,
B.C.F.G.A. members and other friends
of one of U.B.C.'s early graduates
raised S3500 towards an R. C. Palmer
Memorial Scholarship in horticulture.
The objective is S10.000 which would
provide  an  annual award  of $500.
V. Playing Fields
The University is seriously lacking
in playing fields and it is hoped to
raise sufficient funds to establish one
or two more while open acres are still
available on the campus.
VI. Library (Book Funds)
Because of increased costs and
greatly extended academic needs, the
Library is seriously in need of assistance, especially in the purchase of
I Photo   by   Vancouver   Province >
G. Dudley Darling, B.Com. '39, President U.B.C.
Arumni Association
PAGE TWENTY ( I'hoto   l)v   I'.JI.C.   Visual   Education   Service)
Results of 1954 U.B.C. Development Fund Campaign examined by Mr. Aubrey F. Roberts, Chairman
of   Fund   Board   of   Directors,  Mr.   Peter  J.   Sharp   (Left),   Vice-Chairman,   and   Mr.   Justice   Clyne,
Chairman, Advisory Council, prior to Fund Dinner, March  11.
Aubrey Roberts Presides
at Sixth Annual Fund Dinner
A large and representative dinner
meeting of Alumni was held in Brock
Hall on March 11. Those present, including Chancellor and Mrs. Lett, Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Caple, Dr. and Mrs.
W. G. Black. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Collins and
many other senior Alumni, heard
Aubrey Roberts, chairman of the
U.B.C. Development Fund Board, give
a report on the state of the Fund.
The    Chairman    first   expressed   the
satisfaction and pleasure of all Alumni
in the re-election by acclamation of
Chancellor Sherwood Lett. In dealing
with the Fund, Mr. Roberts indicated
that, to date, the total of the Fund
stood at $20,858.58, from 1134 contributors, of whom 740 were Alumni, contributing S9.065. For the campaign
this year, the slogan has been adopted.
'Tt is not how much but how many".
Mr. Roberts emphasized the importance  of  the   Fund's  objectives  and   re-
+      +      +
minded graduates of the debt each
owed to the University. He paid tribute to the fine,spirit shown so far and
pointed out to his listeners the need
for each to do his part. "Our aims can
be realized," he said, "but it will require
a hard push for everyone from hereto the goal."
Dr. Gordon M. Shrum, representing
President MacKenzie. in a short speech.
flecked with humour, said the University was in a chronic state of poverty.
It was also afflicted with growing
pains". He named a number of pressing
needs of. the University—Roof for the
Swimming Pool. Arts Building, Medical Building, Dormitories and other
Housing, Staff Salary increases. Xew
Staff, Playing Fields, etc. The Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund was important, he said, in two ways: it added
much-needed money to the University
Chest, and, in proportion to the number of its contributors, it would impress
the Government and stimulate their
favourable action in voting funds.
Dr. John K. Friesen, U.B.C. Director of Extension, gave an address on
the work of his Department. In general terms. University Extension aimed
to give educational services to the adult
population of the province. It performed this task in two ways, viz., by
sending the University into the community and by bringing the community to the University. He gave an interesting account of the inauguration
of adult education—and stated that as
many as 100,000 persons were recipients of direct benefit, in some way or
other, from his Department. "Such a
public benefactor", said the speaker,
"deserves public gratitude and generous
public  support."
Message to Alumni from Dudley Darling
A few days ago a LI.B.C. graduate
asked me—"What is the Alumni Association doing this year, — and what
about  Homecoming?"
I was happy to tell him that the
Alumni Executive realized many of our
graduates have been disappointed in
Homecoming Day at U.B.C. Last
month Ben Stevenson accepted the
Chairmanship of a committee to make
plans for a new Homecoming program.
Ben and his committee are still working out the details, but I believe you
can look forward to a very enjoyable
Homecoming Day next fall.
While you are there you will have an
opportunity to see the new swimming
pool built for the British Empire
Games. Of course the students will not
have any use of the pool during the
winter session until it has a roof.
Rather more serious is the difficulty
a good many students are having of
finding a roof over their heads for living-
President, Alumni Association
accommodation. Students are now
gathering facts and figures on this
problem and an Alumni committee on
Residence and Housing under the
Chairmanship of Bill Birmingham will
later recommend to the Executive just
how the Alumni might best help.
These committees are only two of
thirty active committees appointed by
your Executive working on problems
from Athletics to Zone Scholarships.
Some committees are concerned directly with Alumni, the rest with University activities, but, of course, in the
long run, all Alumni Association activity is of assistance to the LTniversity.
An Alumnus who retains even a small
association with his Alma Mater is usually interested in, and sympathetic to
University problems.
Today more than ever before. U.B.C.
needs the understanding interest of all
her Alumni. President MacKenzie recently  said  that  enrolment  will  prob
ably double in the next ten years, —
ami this in the face of presently inadequate buildings, and an increasing
difficulty of securing and keeping a
first class teaching staff in competition
with government and industry.
The LT.B.C. Alumni Development
Fund is proving- to be a tangible expression of Alumni moral and financial
support for our University. But. for a
state institution such as LT.B.C, full
public   support   is   necessary   as   well.
LI.B.C. Alumni throughout the Province are well suited to tell the University story. As opportunity is presented,
one of the main tasks this year of the
Alumni Association, and of each Alumnus, should be to foster and encourage  public   support   of  our   Llniversity.
Stop Press  late fund news
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PAGE TWENTY-ONE The Higher Learning
Two Views
On the same day in January, that
month of doubts and fears, I read the
two following theories. The first was
to the effect that such universities as
Harvard are too cloistered. They must
get out into the town, and let their
light so shine, etc. They should be all
things to all men, or at least seem to
be. This meant that they should justify themselves oftener, which makes
one ask, "To whom? Even to the unjust?" It also meant they should ennoble the public into appreciating what
they already do. But can that really
be done?
Perhaps. But here is the second
item, by George Santayana: "Harvard
Yard has lost its character and its
importance. When President Lowell
was planning his "Houses" to be built
by the river, he very kindly urged me
to remain and take part in the experiment. I could have lived very like a
don at Oxford or Cambridge . . . but
it was too late. My heart might have
been in the thing twenty years earlier,
and perhaps then the transformation
of Harvard into a university of colleges
might have been socially more successful. But by 1912 the non-collegiate
additions had become too numerous
and too important for such a reorganization.   The community too had out-
By David Brock, Arts '30
grown the instinct for a secluded life.
Colleges were fundamentally conventual and religious; on which foundation
specific precious traditions, social and
sporting, might develop, together with
an exact but familiar and humanistic
learning. Now looser, wider, more miscellaneous interests had invaded every
mind." This in 1944, speaking of 1912.
How much more he could have said in
1954, speaking of 1954.
Have You Read Any
Good Books Lately?
A friend of mine in South Africa
heard this remark: "He is obviously a
very highly educated native, because
he is so sad." There is not room on
this page, or in this entire Chronicle,
to discuss all the implications of this
profound remark. But there should be
something in it for all teachers and
students, white or black. And all
colonial experts.   And the  U.N.
I was asked the other day what I
thought education should do. I am a
poor chap to ask. For one thing, I
am not very educated myseif. I am
rather like that creature one used to
see at fairs, the Educated Pig. And
for another thing, I choose (perhaps
too much) the society of originals and
individualists who owe little or nothing
to what education they had.   Many of
them had none at all, or were immune.
So I am out of touch. But, offhand, I
said I'd like to see an education that
could make a man happy without being
self-satisfied and self-important. Most
education (it seemed to me) makes a
man miserable or makes him conceited,
and in either event it is a costly failure.
Perhaps most readers are too young
to recall Mr. Dooley. He flourished,
I suppose, around 1910. When he got
on to the subject of books, he remarked
"Speaking for myself, I don't read
books. I find them too stimulating. I
can get the same wrong ideas of life
from drink." And of course, drink is
known to produce sadness. If not in
the drinker, then in his wife. Remorse,
too, but you'll not find much remorse
in your book addict, I fear, nor any
club called Literates Anonymous.
Education Week
Well; my little cretins all, the first
week of March was Education Week,
think of that. "Fancy that." as the
neighbour remarked when he battered
the pigeon-fancier over the head with
a shovel. I don't suppose that Education Week means one week of education is ample for certain types. It is
more like Doughnut Week or Cat
Week or Smile Week, when the Public
Relations men give you such an almighty push that you are off balance
for another whole year, with the result
that you eat doughnuts and keep cats
and remain smiling automatically. You
are, as they say, conditioned.
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PAGE TWENTY-TWO Athletics at U.B.C
Where Are We Going?
The success of an athletic programme at this or any other University, may be judged from many different viewpoints by the student body,
the alumni and the administration. In
the short time that I have been connected with athletics at U.B.C, I have
observed certain definite and conflicting opinions on this subject.
Some students have little or no interest in extra-mural activities and feel
their money is not being spent to the
best possible advantage. They do not.
in fact, see the values, nor the long-
term objectives of athletics.
Some alumni look for winning teams
only, and indeed, during the football
season, I was told in no uncertain
terms by one irate alumnus, "We
alumni are not at all satisfied with your
football team." This was undoubtedly
a minority opinion, but indicates the
feeling of some of our graduates.
The administration has expressed its
feelings on occasion, in terms of educational outcomes, and has indicated the
close relationship existing- between
Athletics and Physical Education.
The athlete and the coach may view
this matter also from different angles.
and neither may agree on the aims and
objectives of athletics.
Therefore, I think that we should get
together and talk over this whole matter of athletics and their place in the
University programme. If athletics are
to function in their' true perspective,
as I see it. then they should be supported by all—the students, alumni, and
faculty—as an integral part of the total
physical education programme. Sports
of all kinds are conducted primarily
for the good of the participating athlete; the entertainment of the student
body and of the public is a consideration, by comparison, of secondary importance.
The click of the turnstiles during the
football season often determines the
amount of money that will be spent by
the minor sports later on. The better
our football team, the greater is the
grandstand support, and the larger is
the sum of money taken in gate receipts. Therefore, it appears advantageous to have winning teams in the
popular, spectator sports. But how far
should pressure be allowed to be
brought upon the coach to produce
winning clubs? It is a tremendous
responsibility for a coach, and I do
not think his success should be judged
solely by the "won/lost" record of his
varsity team. In many Universities, a
coach's security is dependent upon his
ability to produce victories.
However, coaching presents a rare
opportunity for a friendly relationship
By R. J. (Bus) Phillips (Co-ordinator of Athletics)
with many individual students, which
cannot be achieved in most other University activities. If the coach is a
teacher, in the literal sense, then he is
in a position casually and carefully to
induce in the individual student the
principles of athletic participation for
which he and the University stand.
Under his good influence, the athletes
develop   a   spirit   and   attitude   which.
when combined with coaching know-
how, will produce the winning combination. A student who has experienced this type of coaching is likely
to be a better student while at the
University and a better member of the
community after graduation.
I am not here advocating a wishy-
washy type of approach to games instruction or to playing games. We
want well - conditioned, well - coached
teams, prepared by their training to
play a hard, determined game, with
victory their aim, but we also want, in
our training programmes, to protect
those principles upon which our L'ni-
versity  educational  system  is based.
Alumni are in a position to encourage    this    approach    to    athletics.
B. C Rhodes Scholar-1954
By Ted Lee, Law '55
This year's Rhodes Scholar. Ivan
Feltham, has had many interests and
has won many friends during his six
years at U.B.C.
Before arriving on the campus, he
attended Magee High School in Vancouver and was also associated with a
group of young men at Ryerson United
Church known as the King's Men
Bible Class. He was a member of the
III Squadron of the Royal Canadian
Air Cadets and was selected by them
to take a flying-training course through
which he received his Private Pilot's
Feltham has been very active in student affairs. As a member of the
Student's Council for the 1950-51 session, he was responsible for Homecoming Week and acted on several
important committees, including the
Constitution Revision Committee. He
is President of the Alma Mater Society
for the current session.
In the Spring of 1951, Ivan was
elected to membership in Sigma Tau
Chi. the men's honorary fraternity. Of
this group, the purpose of which is
discussion of topics of importance to
the university community, he has
served as president for the past year.
In March, 1952. he was presented with
an Honorary Activities Award, of
which six to ten are given each year
by the Alma Mater Society of the University in recognition of campus service. This is considered the highest
award made by the Society.
During the 1951-52 session. Feltham
chaired the joint faculty-student committee which organized the University
Open House in the month of March.
1952, when the University was host to
50,000 visitors. Last year he served
on the executive committee of the
campus  United  Nations  Club.
In the field of international affairs,
he has acted as rapporteur for a study
( Photo  bv  Vancouver  Province)
Ivan  Feltham,  Law '54
British  Columbia Rhodes Scholar
group of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Vancouver Branch,
which has been studying the Canadian
national attitude toward the U.N. Hi-
also devotes a large portion of his leisure time to reading in this field.
Feltham has always had a keen interest in many sports.
Feltham has not yet decided on the
direction of his future activities. His
interests lie in four possible fields—
the government service, practice of
law, teaching of law, or in business.
He plans to study law at Oxford. He
intends to play Rugby and to take
advantage of the opportunities for
travel in England and Europe. He has
been accepted as a member of Magdalen College where he will take up residence in October. (Incidentally, Ivan
will find a fellow U.B.C. Alumnus at
Magdalen in the person of Donald
George Brown, B.A. '47, who holds a
Philosophy  Fellowship.—Ed.)
PAGE  TWENTY-THREE (Photo  by  Vancouver  Province)
umni iNews
John M.  Buchanan
John M. Buchanan, B.A., President
of British Columbia Packers Limited,
was recently made a member of the
Vancouver Advisory Board of the
Huron and Erie Mortgage Corporation
and The Canada Trust Company. He
is also Chairman of the Fisheries Association of British Columbia and one
of four Canadian members of the newly-formed North Pacific Fisheries
Commission, the first meeting of which
he attended in Washington, D.C, on
February 1. Member nations of this
Commission are Canada, Japan and
the United States.
Peter D. Celle, Arts, qualified again
this year for membership in the "Million Dollar Round Table" as one of
the Imperial Life Assurance Company's Agency force, with whom he
has been associated since  1920.
The Eastman Kodak Company of
Rochester, N.Y., have announced the
appointment of Dr. John Russell, B.A.,
Ph.D. (McGill) as assistant head of
the laboratories' chemical division. Dr.
Russell is a Fellow of the Chemical
Institute of Canada and a past council
secretary of the Rochester Academy of
science. His wife is the former Ruth
Fulton, B.A. '18, M.A. '19.
Hugh L. Keenleyside, B.A., Ph.D..
LL.D., Director-general of the U.N.
technical assistance administration, fulfilled, in the month of January, an important U.N. mission to Moscow in
connection with the Soviet offer of a
grant to the agency over which Dr.
Keenleyside presides.
Robert G. Anderson, B.Sc, was appointed, in December last, vice-president and general manager of the West
Kootenay Power and Light Company
of which he has been a director since
March, 1952. Mrs. Anderson is the
former Marie Letitia Lapsley, B.A. '23.
They have two children, a son and a
(Items of Ahr.nni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
-hould reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle. 207 lirock Hall, U.B.C, for the next
issue not later than  May 21,  1954.—Ed.)
Dr. R. Stephen Jane, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.
(McGill), has been made executive
vice-president of Shawinigan Chemicals
Limited, Montreal. In addition to
holding a number of important company positions in the Chemical Industry, Dr. Jane is a Fellow and immediate past-president of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Rev.   Everitt   S.   J.   Fleming,   B.A.,
B.D., S.T.M., author of "Whither and
Why"  and  several  other verse  collections,  has sent the  Editor  these  lines,
written   in   the   autumn   of   1922,   as   a
contribution   to   the   literature   of   the
Great Trek, then in preparation.   Work
in   Chemistry   was   being   done   at   the
time  in  a  canvas-roofed  structure   on
the Fairview Campus:
Life in a tent
May be all very fine,
But it's a mighty poor place,
For  Chemistry  nine!
Gordon  L.  Landon,  B.S.A.,  Provincial   Poultry   Commissioner,   stationed
at New Westminster, was awarded the
Coronation   Medal  for  his  services   to
George C. Lipsey,  B.A.Sc, at a recent conference,  was  elected  a  Director of the Canadian Metal Mining Association.
Willard   A.   Thompson,   B.A.,   who
joined  the  New  York  Life   Insurance
Company   in   1925   has   now   been   appointed second Vice-president and Actuary of the Company.
Kenneth   P.   Caple,   B.S.A.,   M.S.A.,
regional Director of C.B.C, on  Wednesday, December 16, presided over the
inaugural ceremonies for CBUT, Western  Canada's  first television  station.
Dr.   H.   H.   Grantham,   B.A.,   M.A.,
Ph.D., took part in the United Nations
seminar  in   Brock  Hall,   February   13,
as a member of a discussion panel dealing with the work of U.N. specialized
Agencies.    Dr.    Grantham,   Vice-principal of Vancouver Normal School, recently returned from a United Nations
assignment in Indonesia.
Dr. Desmond F. Kidd, B.A.Sc,
Ph.D. (Princeton), was guest speaker
at the Annual Dinner of the A.I.M.E.,
Mining Branch, in New York in February. Dr. Kidd has a mining consulting practice in Vancouver. He has
been a member of the A.I.M.E. since
1942 and is a past-president of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and
Dr. John L. Kask, B.A., Ph.D;
(Wash.), Chairman, Fisheries Research
Board, Ottawa, was among the Canadian Technical advisors who attended
the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Washington. D.C, on  February 1.
On December 8, last, in Washington.
D.C, Guy Waddington, B.A., M.A..
Ph.D. (Calif. Inst. Tech.), received
from Secretary of the Interior Douglas
McKay the Distinguished . Service
Award with Gold Medal, the highest
honour in the gift of the Interior Department. Dr. Waddington, Head of
the U.S. Bureau of Mines Thermodynamics Branch at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, was given the award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to
science and of his superior service and
leadership as a physical chemist and
research coordinator. In the summer
of 1953 he represented the U.S. Bureau
of Mines and the National Research
Council at the XIII International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry
at Stockholm, Sweden. His wife, nee
Martha Winnifred Tervo, is also a
U.B.C graduate, class of Arts '29.
James A. Pike, B.A.Sc, Chairman
of the Brisith Columbia section of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy, presided at the meetings
of the Northwest Mining Association's
59th annual convention in Spokane.
Wash., on December 4 and 5 last. Mr.
Pike's wife, nee Patricia Newlands, is
also a U.B.C. graduate, B.A. '31.
Jack Melvin Pearson, B.A., after 20
years as accountant at Pioneer Gold
Mines, returned to Vancouver four
years ago to accept an appointment
with Sun Life Asurance Company.
While at U.B.C. Mr. Pearson was an
active member of the Musical Society
and won a commission in the C.O.T.C.
His wife was Muriel Clarke, B.A. '32.
well-known as a U.B.C. Basketball
player. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson have
three girls.
Dr. Donald C Davidson, B.A., M.A..
Ph.D. (Calif.), Librarian at Santa
Barbara College, University of California, Santa Barbara, is editor of an
80-page monograph published by the
Association of College and Reference
Libraries, setting out the proceedings
of the second Library Building Plans
Institute, conducted by the Library
Association's building committee. The
intention of the monograph is to assist any Librarian or Institution in
planning a Library building. Dr.
Davidson's experience as chairman of
the building committee for the new
$1,000,000 Library at Santa Barbara
College, as well as Chairman of the
College on Buildings and Campus Development, is reflected in this publication. Dr. Davidson is son of the late
Professor J. G. Davidson of the U.B.C.
Physics Department.
PAGE TWENTY-FOUR Dr. Neil Perry, B.A.. Ph.D., (Harv.),
financial counsellor at the Canadian
Embassy, Washington, D.C, has been
appointed economic and financial adviser to the Emperor of Abyssinia, under auspices of the International Bank
of Reconstruction and Development.
Rev. Arthur W. Dobson, B.A., with
his wife (nee Una Knipe) formerly a
graduate student at LJ.B.C, is spending
a year in Canada on furlough from his
work in Central India, where their
three children, two girls and a boy,
were born.
Dr. Igor L. Kosin, B.S.A., M.S.A..
Ph.D. (Chic), member of Faculty at
Washington State College, Pullman,
was this year awarded the LT.S. National Turkey Federation's "Oscar"
"for outstanding service to the turkey
industry through constructive research".
Dr. Mills F. Clarke, B.S.A., M.S.A.,
(Penn.) is the new Director of the
Federal Government's Experimental
Farm at Agassiz, B.C., where he has
been  senior  agronomist.
Donald B. MacKenzie, B.A., former
Principal of Gladstone Secondary
School, was appointed an Inspector of
Schools by the Vancouver School
Board in early February. Mr. MacKenzie is president of the Lower Mainland
School Principals' Association.
Dr. Arthur B. Irwin, B.A.Sc,
M.A.Sc, Ph.D. (McGill), employed for
several 3-ears as field Geologist and.
for the past few wears, in the Northwest Territories, has been appointed by
the Federal Government to direct oil
development in that great North cotin-
Dorwin R. Baird, Arts '38. news
analyst and commentator, Station
CJOR, Vancouver, was given an honorary life membership in the LI.B.C.
Radio Society on February 16 — the
first of such presentations to be made
by the Society. Mrs. Baird was Verna
Constance MacKenzie, B.A. '41.
Peter Shinobu Higashi, B.A., now a
member of the Associated Press Staff
in Tokyo, was taken prisoner in Manchuria by the Russians and spent almost four years in Siberia. Because of
his knowledge of Soviet Asia he was
sent by the Associated Press to cover
the recent return of Japanese prisoners
from Siberia. His interesting article
appeared in the Vancouver Press on
December 2nd last.
Arthur H. Sager, D.F.C, B.A., attended the meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission in Washington, D.C, on February 1. Mr. Sager
served in an advisory capacity to the
Canadian delegation.
Frank J. E. Turner, B.A.. B.Com..
Alumni Association Executive-Director, was elected a member of the Vancouver    Board   of   Trade   Advertising
and   Sales   Bureau   Executive   for   the
current year.
Dr. Paul A. Volpe, B.A., is Dean of
the Seattle University School of Commerce and Finance which he organized
in 1945. More than 450 students are
registered in the School. Dr. Volpe is
author of "International Financial
Crisis of 1933", and a textbook entitled "Fundamental Economics". In
1953 he was cited by the U.S. Government for his "outstanding service to
the United States", in Office of Price
Stabilization work.
W. Donald M. Sage, B.A.. M.A.
(Clark) is now teaching in King Edward Junior High School in Calgary.
He and his wife (nee Elsie Mills Dun-
net, R.N.) have four children, 3 girls
and  1  boy.
Captain Peter J. A. Tees, Arts '40,
of the Royal Canadian Artillery, was
awarded the unusual distinction of the
D.F.C. for bravery in the face of the
enemy, while attached to the R.A.F.
for duty as an air-spotter. He was
serving at the time in Korea with the
Commonwealth Division.
Alexander Van Allen, B.A.Sc, employed by the Powell River Company
since 1940, has been appointed general
superintendent of paper mills at the
Powell River plant, the largest operation of its kind in British Columbia.
(.Courtesy  of   Powell   River   Company)
Alexander  (Alex)  Van  Allen
Allen Stewart McMorran, B.A.. was
named Vancouver city prosecutor early in the year in succession to Gordon
W. Scott, B.A. '19, on the latter's appointment as deputy police magistrate.
At 34, Mr. McMorran is thought :o
be the youngest appointee to hold this
responsible  post.
Edward S. Barton, B.A.Sc. '42, is
resident engineer at the Tasman Pulp
and Paper Company S42 million project at Kaweran, 200 miles south of
Auckland.   New  Zealand.    Mr.   Barton
was in Vancouver at the end of the
year to consult with his firm, Sandwell
& Co. Ltd.. who designed the mill.
His wife and two children live in Auckland where he maintains an office.
Dr. Bruce F. Harvey, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.
(Mich.), after four years employment
with the C.M.S. in Trail, followed by
work for his graduate degree, joined
the Du Pont Company in 1950 as research engineer. He has recently been
promoted to the position of research
supervisor at Jackson Laboratory. Wilmington,  Delaware.  L'.S.A.
William Cameron (Cam.) McKenzie,
B.A.Sc, has been resident engineer for
the Granville Street Bridge project, in
the employ of the bridge designers.
After graduation he served overseas
with the Third Canadian Division Engineers, in the landing on D-Day and
in the subsequent Northern European
Campaign, when a vital part of the
Army's work was the building of assault bridges by the Engineers.
Charles A. Claridge, B.A., Ph.D.
(Iowa), with his wife (nee Elaine
Rogers, B.H.E. '46), is living in Cor-
vallis, Oregon, where he is doing postdoctoral research in Chemistry, having
received his Ph.D. in December last.
Claude E. Walker, B.A., formerly
associated with Northrop Aircraft.
Inc., is now a member of the Radar
Laboratory, Hughes Research and Development Laboratories. Culver City.
Lawrence A. de Grace, B.A.. IS.SI-.,
has incorporated a consulting service
in Prince George, as Industrial Forestry Service Ltd.. which, in last year's
season, employed a staff of nine.
Stephen   B.   Howlett,   B.A.Sc.   was
transferred on January  1. by the  B.C.
Power   Commission,   from   Merritt   to
Sechelt as District Manager.
Thomas Harvey Edwards, ISA .
M.A.. is now working on his Ph.D. in
Physics at the L'niversity of Michigan.
Ann Arbor, and will take his finals
in June. His wife—nee Ivy Roberta
Pronger, B.A. '45—with their baby son.
Thomas Mark, is with  Mr.  Edwards.
Ernest D. Hill, B.A.. B.S.W.. has
been named secretary of the Community Chest and Council's health division.
Dr. David John Rose, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.
(M.I.T.), after a brilliant undergraduate career, winning no fewer than six
Scholarships and Prizes, including the
Convocation Prize as head of the class
for the B.A.Sc and B.S.F. degrees,
went on to his Ph.D. degree at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After a period of service on the B.C.
Research Council Staff he went to the
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray
Hill. N.Y. (See also Birth notice—Ed.)
Dacre Patterson Cole, B.A.. since
graduation has obtained his Licence in
International  Affairs at  Geneva  (1949)
PAGE   TWENTY-FIVE and studied for four years for bis Doc-
torat at Geneva. He has travelled
widely while employed by the International Refugee Organization and. more
recently, by the World Health Organization. He is now with the Department
of External Affairs in Ottawa.
Gerald E. G. (Gerry) Harrison,
B.A.Sc, employed by the Powell River
Company, has been placed in charge
of design work for the wood preparation department. Since 1950 he has
been design engineer. Prior to joining
the Company, he had worked at Ocean
Falls and as field engineer in the new
Harmac  Mill at  Nanaimo.
Edward Davidson McRae, B.A..
B.S.W.. has been appointed managing
director of the Alcoholism Foundation
of British Columbia whose task is to
study and correlate methods of help
for the 25,000 alcoholics in all parts of
the province.
Robert McConnell Rae, B. S. A.,
M.A.Sc. (Sask.), is a staff member of
Allahabad Agricultural Institute where
he and his wife have been working
since 1951. Mr. Rae writes (Missionary Monthly, December '53) "The Agricultural Institute . . . attempts to prepare students for citizenship in a democratic country." Mr. Rae is a son of
Rev. Hugh M. Rae, B.A. '25, M.A.,
B.D., D.D., of Ottawa.
Edlour Peter Duval, B.A., LL.B., has
been elected an officer of the California
Trust Company in Los Angeles. Mr.
Duval will be remembered at LLB.C
as an active member of the Radio Society.
Harry J. Franklin, B.A.. is on a
three months' business trip to the Caribbean, Central and South America.
He will be back in Vancouver in mid-
April, at  the  earliest.
Douglas William Glennie, B.A..
M.A., a research and teaching Fellow
at the University of Washington, has
been awarded, for the second year in
succession, the $2000 Hooker Fellowship, given for electrochemical research. After taking his M.A. in U.B.C.
in 1951, Mr. Glennie was a laboratory
assistant for two summers in the Forest  Products  laboratory  in  Ottawa.
George Abraham (Ab.) Gordon,
B.P.E., is reported to be exploring the
possibilities of a teacher's life in Los
Angeles,  California.
Gerald Thomas (Gerry) Home,
B.P.E. with Jacqueline (Jackie) Shearman, B.P.E., and Robert George (Bob)
McKee, B.P.E. '51, make up the Executive of the Vancouver Island Branch
of CA.H.P.E.R.
Glen McDonald, LL.B., was recently
named Deputy Coroner for Vancouver.
The appointment was made by the
provincial  government.
Ross Cuthbertson Rathie, B.P.E., is
on leave from the Saskatchewan Fitness and Recreation Division, with
whom he is employed, and is studying
for his Master's Degree in Syracuse
UJniversity, N.Y.
John James Tabbernor, B.A., LL.B.,
is employed in the Head Office of the
Trust Department, Security—First National Bank of Los Angeles.
Albert W. Thiessen, B.P.E., has been
appointed West Kootenay Consultant
for Community Programmes Branch,
in work formerly done by Pro-Rec.
His  headquarters  are  in  Nelson.
Gordon Barry Thompson, B.P.E..
having taken the Master's degree at
Springfield College, in Massachusetts,
is now Director of Physical Education
at Hamilton Y.M.C.A., Hamilton, Ont.
William Pratt Wallace, B.Com.,
stood at the head of the B.C. students
writing the final examinations set by
the Dominion Association of Chartered
Accountants and ranked second in the
whole of Canada. For these successes
he received the Gold Medal given by
the B.C. Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Silver Medal awarded by the Dominion Association.
Daniel Frederick Williamson, B.A.Sc, is now resident manager of Howe
Sound Pulp Company Ltd., of Port
Mellon, owned by Canadian Forest
Products Ltd. Prior to his present appointment he was field engineer for reconstruction of the mill under Sand-
well and Company Ltd. of Vancouver.
At U.B.C. he was president of the
Engineering LTndergraduate Societv.
John Arnold MacDiarmid, B.P.E.. is
Vice-President of the Lower Mainland
Branch of CA.H.P.E.R.
Captain Angus Alexander McPherson, B.A.Sc, was mentioned in dispatches recently for bravery in the
Korean fighting- where he has been
serving for a year with the 59th Field
Squadron, R.C.E. Captain McPherson
had six years service in World WTar II.
before attending U.B.C.
William Stewart (Bill) Reynolds,
B.A.Sc, who has been employed by
the Powell River Company since a
month    after    graduation,    has    been
named technical assistant to the Company's paper mill division. Reynolds
served for five years in the R.C.N.V.R.
during World War II.
James MacLeod Sandison, B.A.,
M.A., studying English Literature at
Birkbeck College, University of London, has been awarded an Imperial
Order Daughters of the Empire Schol
arship of $2000.
William   (Bosh)   Ross,   B.P.E.,   is   a
field representative with the Saskatchewan   Fitness   and   Recreation   Division.
Sub-Lieut. George Thomas Mainer,
B.A.Sc, was posted in the autumn to
the Canadian Armament Research and
Development Establishment at Val-
cartier, Quebec, as a full-time Navy
representative—the first of such appointments, according to the Navy's
announcement. Sub-Lieut. Mainer has
also the distinction of being the first
man from the R.CN.'s lower deck ratings to be sent through the University
by the Navy. He entered the R.C.N.
as a boy seaman and served in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean areas
before  going to LI.B.C. in  1948.
J. G Wilson, B.A., Diploma in Hospital Administration, is this year a
member of the Post-graduate class in
the School of Hygiene, LTniversity of
John Anderton, B.A.Sc, on a graduate training course with The English
Electric Company Limited in England,
considers that the enjoyable experience
he is having there will also be very
beneficial to him when he returns to
Robert Renshaw, B.A.Sc. '53, selected last year for a graduate training
course in England with the English
Electric Company Limited, feels that
the work he is doing is ideal for filling
in the theoretical instruction he had at
SEATED—Maurice Glassy, Gonzaga; Frank J E. Turner, British Columbia, District Cha'rman-elect;
Les Anderson, Oregon, Conference Chairman; J.?mes M. Lyle, Jr., Idaho, District Chairman; Oma
Belle   McBee,   Oregon   College   of   Education;   and   Mrs.   Minnie   M.   Andrews,   Oregon   College   of
STANDING—Joe Adams, University of Oregon Medical School; Sister Mary Lois, Marylhurst; E. G.
"Pat" Patterson, Washington State; Sister Loyola Mary, Marylhurst; Carleton Whitehead, Reed;
Janet Morgan, L»wis and Clark; Herbert Ni", University of O'eaon; Rnbfi* P. Knoll. Oregon State;
Rev. Arthur L. Dussault, S. J. Gonzaga; Howard Overback, Taylor and Company, Portland; Eileen
Hooley, Annie Wright Seminary; Julia Johnson, Lewis and Clark; Don Tame, Northwest Nazarene;
Jack P. Griffiths, Jr., Montana State; Ray Giles, Eastern Washington College of Education; Edward
L.  Dowd,  Northwest Nazarene; Ted  Carlson, Oregon  State; James Bentley,  Idaho  State.
Absent from  picture but attending  Conference were:  Kenneth  W.  Hupp,  Whitman;  R.  B.  Harris,
Washington; Richard D. Smith, Puget Sound; Harry T. Logan, British Columbia; Ernest T. Stewart,
Jr., secretary, AAC; and Seward Marsh, Bowdoin, president of the AAC.
PAGE TWENTY-SIX Meeting of Geological Society of America
By Harry V. Warren, B.A. '26, B.A.Sc. '27, B.Sc, Ph.D.  (Oxon.)
On November 9th to 11th, 1953. the
Geological Society of America and associated societies were guests of the
Geological Association of Canada at
Toronto. This was the third time in
its sixty-six years that the Geological
Society of America had met in Toronto.
Highlight of the meeting was an
address after the annual dinner by Dr.
J. B. Tyrrell who, sixty years before to
the day, was making his way down the
west coast of Hudson Bay, after being
the first white man to make the trip
from Lake Athabaska to Chesterfield
Inlet on Hudson Bay. In his address.
Dr. Tyrrell told his audience how. as a
young man seventy years before, he
had spent four months surveying a
portion of the Rocky Mountains. This
area had just become a part of Canada
and Sir John A. MacDonald had asked
the Director of the Geological Survey,
the great Dr. G. M. Dawson, to find
out if it was worth anything. In view
of recent developments in the area covered by Dr. J. B. Tyrrell's trip, this
was indeed an inspirational talk. At
ninety-three Dr. J. I>. Tyrrell's eyes
sparkled and his voice was firm. Surely
the Fellows and their guests had been
greatly favoured.
A great many LLB.C graduates took
part in the meeting. The following
were listed as chairman of various
meetings: Carl Tolman, B.A. '24; Patrick M. Hurlev, B.A.Sc '34; E. W.
Nuffield, B.A. '40; Arthur H. Lang.
B.A. '27; and the following presented
papers: F. B. Whiting, B.A.Sc. '46; F.
Fitz Osborne. B.A.Sc. '24; P. W. Richardson. B.A.Sc. '49; K. D. Watson,
B.A.Sc. '37; P. Rice, B.A.Sc. '25; H.
V. Warren, B.A. '26; R. A. Stuart.
B.A.Sc. '50; E. W. Nuffield B.A. '40:
S. J.  Nelson,  B.A.Sc.  '48.
At a luncheon hastily organized by
R. Christie, B.A.Sc '49; there were
in addition to some of the above-
named: R. V. Best, B.A.S. '50; J. J.
Crabb, B.A. '49; R. E. Deane, B.A.Sc
'43; S. Duffell, B.A. '30; R. C Emmons. B.A. '19; Evelvn Gower (Mrs.
J. A.); J. A. Gower, B.A.Sc '50; L. H.
Green, B.A.Sc. '49; W. H. Gross, B.A.Sc. '42; C. G. Hewlett, B.A.Sc. '49; N.
W. Hendrv, B.A.Sc. '37: G. R. Hilchey,
B.A.Sc. '42; H. Holyk (Mrs. W.), B.Com. '46; W. Holvk, B.A.Sc. '49; E.
Holmes (Mrs. T. C.) B.A. '33; T. C
Holmes, B.A.Sc. '32: E. J. Irish, B.A.
'39; R. H. B. Jones, B.A.Sc. '23; G. B.
Leech. B.A.Sc. '42; H. W. Little, B.A.Sc. '38: W. H. Poole. B.A.Sc. '49; B.
Prusti. Post Graduate work; J. E.
Reesor, B.A.Sc. '49; E. F. Roots. B.A.Sc. '46; A. Smith. B.A. '32; J. G.
Souther, B.A.Sc. '52; I. O. Wheeler.
B.A.Sc.  '47.   ■
Others who also were present at the
meetings included W. A. Jones. B.A.
Sc '26: G. YV. H. Norman, B.A.Sc. '36.
After the luncheon. Dr. Warren reported briefly on the latest university
news ol particular interest to geology
graduates. Among the highlights be
mentioned was the appointment as
Dean of the Applied Science Faculty
of Dr. II. C (binning who, like the la'c
Dean Brock, is also head of the department of Geology and Geography.
Dr. Y. J. Okulitch had taken over the
chairmanship of the Department of
Geology in order to relieve Dean Gunning of some of his responsibilities.
The Department planned no change
in its basic program which involved
training undergraduates in the broad
and fundamental principles, avoiding
specialization until after graduation.
Dean Gunning would continue lo
teach, giving one undergraduate course
and courses in Economic Geology to
graduates. Dr. W. H. White would
concentrate on undergraduate Economic Geology and on Structural Geology. Dr. Okulitch would maintain his
palaeontological specialties. Dr. R. M.
Thompson would look after Crystalo-
graphy and Mincralography, and Dr. K.
C  McJ aggart would supervise   Pctro-
J.    B.    Tyrrell,    M.A.,    LL.D.,    F.G.S.,    Honorary
President,   Canadian   Geographical   Society.
logy and Petrography. Dr. W. H.
Mathews would specialize in Sedimentation, Geomorphology. Ground Water,
and Glacial Geolog\-. Dr. H. V. Warren, in addition to his teaching dutie-
in mineralogy and geography, will continue researches in Geo-chemistry with
particular reference to Biogeochemistry.
Each A
Announced recently is the publication by Ryerson Press in Canada and
Bouregy and Curl in New York of
Each Age is a Dream: A Study in
Ideologies, by L. H. Garstin, B.A. '40,
M.A. '46, Vice-Principal of the P. J.
McKim Junior-Senior High School at
Kimberley, B.C.
Speaking of his book Mr. Garstin
stated that in his opinion insufficient
attention has been paid to the structure, function and morphology of ideologies in an age in which ideological
conflict is tearing humanity asunder.
His present volume, he says, is a preliminary and. to a large extent, exploratory attempt at such a study.
"It has become the fashion of those
who consider themselves above the bias
of partisanship to deplore the current
absorption in ideologies and isms," the
writer maintains. "They consider all
ideologies irrational, the result of allowing the Emotions to rule the Reason." Mr. Garstin, on the other hand,
considers "ideologies the most necessary of mechanisms in establishing adequate social control in society. They
are the force which at one time stabilizes social life and at other times
drives men to social change and brings
A Study in Ideologies, By L. H. Garstin
into being new types of social organization."
"To demonstrate how ideologies
serve the deep-felt needs of men in society is therefore a task that should be
undertaken in the interest of sound
social engineering," Mr. Garstin concluded.
Though this is the first book Mr.
Garstin has had published, he is by no
means a novice at writing. At the age
of eighteen he had a poem published
in the Calgary Herald and a year or so
later won honorable mention in the annual Alberta Poetry Association contest. Later he turned to prose writing
and has cultivated that field ever since,
having had articles published in the
Dalhousie Review, The Journal of Educational Sociology, Social Education
and the Education Forum.
Mr. Garstin has also been active in
his profession, having been President
of the Kimberley Teachers' Association
for several years, and Chairman of the
B.C. Teacher's Federation committee
on teacher training and certification.
He is a member of the Kimberley
Lions Club and secretary of the Kimberley branch of the L'.B.C Alumni
Association for  1952-53.
by Leona Sherlock
News in this issue is of LT.B.C Alumnae scattered all over the world.
First on the list is petite Kay Wood-
head, wdio, since receiving her Social
Work degree in 1951, has done a good
deal of travelling and is bent on more.
First, she went east and worked as a
program director of the Y.W.C.A. in
Toronto. Then she set off for Europe.
She worked as a stenographer in London, a governess in Paris and a swimming teacher on the Riviera, with a
snatcsh of wandering and sight-seeing.
She had no sooner got on home
ground in Vancouver this last Christmas when the lure of the Orient caught
her imagination and she joined the Red
Cross Welfare Team and is now in
Japan working in recreation centers in
Kobe, Hiro, Kyoto and other Japanese
points. With her on this worthwhile
Oriental jaunt is another L'.B.C graduate, Dorothea Powell, B.S.W. '51. of
Back in Vancouver for a short
breather in February after a half-way-
around-the-world flying trip was Lyle
Creelman, B.A.Sc '36, nursing consultant of the World Health Organization
in Geneva. She left Geneva November
16 and visited World Health nurses in
India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Hong
Kong, the Philippines, North Borneo
and Japan . . . Off to India to work
is Mildred Twiss, B.A. '41, who has
been studying Theology in Toronto.
She leaves the end of April for Simla,
Tndia, where she has accepted the position of vice-principal of a girls' school.
. . . Dorothy Taylor, B.A. '25, of New
Westminster, will attend the Tenth
world's Poultry Congress at Edinburgh, Scotland, August 13 to 21. She
attended the Ninth Congress at Paris
in 1951 . . . Elizabeth Coldstream Pen-
dergrast, (nee Davis, B.A. '51, of Trail,
B.C.), and her husband, James G. Pen-
dergrast, who were married in London, England, in December, have gone
to Auckland, N.Z., to reside. Mr. Pen-
dergrast, who took his Ph.D. in Entomology at the University of London,
has been appointed to the Auckland
College of the University of New Zealand. Following her graduation from
U.B.C, Mrs. Pendergrast went to London for a two-year course in Dramatic
Art at the London Academy of Music
and Dramatic Arts, completing her
course in October and obtaining a Gold
Medal and Teacher's Diploma.
A letter with a Berlin post-mark has
reached us from Mrs. Eric E. Swadell
(nee Laura Pim, B.A. '17). She writes
that she and her husband have been in
Berlin for a year and a half, and have
seen much of the rehabilitation work
in West Berlin during that time. During- their posting in Germany, the
Swadell's have travelled throughout
most of Europe and last autumn Mrs.
Mrs. Douglas G. Sherlock, B.A. 'SO,
Alumnae Editor
Mrs. Sherlock will sail for Japan in April to
join her husband. She takes with her the good
wishes of all Chronicle readers. Loni has edited
t'.It.t". Alumnae news for the past two vears.
-    ( Ed. )
Swadell and her daughter visited London, spending a day there with Helen
White Thorman, B.A. '17, three weeks
after Chancellor and Mrs. Sherwood
Lett had been her guests. That same
day, Elizabeth Mennie of Montreal,
daughter of Dr. John Mennie, B.A. '17,
arrived in London. The Swadell's will
return to New York this June and then
hope to go to California.
Mrs. James W. R. Adams (nee Constance Peter, B.A. '23) received a warm
welcome from her many old friends
when she visited British Columbia with
her husband last autumn after an absence of twenty-seven years. Mrs.
Adam's home is in England, near Maidstone, where her husband is town-
planning officer for the County. She
has three sons, the eldest an artist, the
second a student of architecture and
the third a medical student.
A French stamp was on the letter we
received from Patricia van der Esch,
B.A. '46, which contained an article you
will see in a later issue of The Chronicle. She writes, "Our house here on
the outskirts of Paris is interesting. It
was the 'ancienne demeure' of Leon
Blum. It is a 300-year-old farmhouse
with black oak rafters and whitewashed walls, surrounded by an orchard. It is ideal for our two children.
The walls are so thick that it is easy
to heat in winter and always cool in
summer. The present cold weather is
causing untold hardship in France.
Two thousand people sleep out in Paris
all during the winter, under the bridges
of the Seine, and appeals are being
made for halls and blankets for them.
Every night a number of people die of
exposure. The country is not prepared
for this weather which would be quite
normal further north." Mrs. van der
Esch, whose book, "Prelude to War",
is in the LT.B.C Library, has just completed a second manuscript. "The
Second      International     (1889-1923)"
which was begun as research for an
M.A. thesis at Bryn Mawr. She has
been working as a foreign correspondent for the French periodical 'L'Obser-
vateur' and writing occasionally for
the Canadian Forum.
Doing research work in Israel are
John R. Randell, B.A. '51, and his wife,
the former Dorothy Marion Fox, B.A.
'51. They hope to return to England
in  the late spring.
Esther Lier, B.P.E. '52, is now living
with the Knutson's, nee Margaret
Brown, B.P.E. '52, in London, England, and is teaching at a secondary
school . . . Peggy Parke, B.A. '49. is
back from England and the Continent
where she spent 18 months . . . Janet
Caple, B.A. '53, has joined the News
Herald women's page staff.
Mary P. Edwards, B.A. '44, has been
made Director of Public Health Nursing in the Saskatchewan Department
of Public Health. After graduation
from U.B.C, Miss Edwards took postgraduate studies at Maternity Centre.
New York and, in 1952, she obtained
her Bachelor of Nursing degree from
McGill. She was formerly employed by
the department as a staff nurse at Saskatoon, as senior nurse in health regions at North Battleford, Moose Jaw
and Swift Current and as field supervisor in the Swift Current region.
A recent Social Work graduate at
U.B.C, Miss Jean Wilton, B.S.W. '51.
who until a few years ago was a
French teacher in Sarnia, is now a case
worker in Vancouver for the John
Howard Society. She and Major
Frances Wagner of the Salvation Army
are the only probation officers for adult
women in Vancouver. Aside from her
case work, Miss Wilton has a few projects of her own. One is at Oakalla
where she started a weaving class in
the men's wing of the prison hospital
a year ago. The class started with one
loom and two students and interest has
grown so much that there are now
three looms in constant use and another one needed.
Elected to membership in the 700
member Vancouver Medical Association was Dr. Honor M. Kidd, a pathologist at the Vancouver General Hospital, who also doubles as a business
woman, historian, economist and journalist. Dr. Kidd received her Arts degree here in 1926 and in 1932 became
a director of her father's company, the
Overwaitea Co., a position she still retains. When she was 36, she started
studying medicine and received her
degree from McGill. In 1947 she became the first woman to win the coveted Osier Medal in historical medicine.
The award, given by the American
Association of Medical History, was
for her research and report on Dr. J. S.
Helmcken,  B.C.  doctor and  politician.
One graduate who is a constant visitor to the U.B.C. campus is Margaret
Ecker Francis, B.A. '36, who finds a
wealth of material in her Alma Mater
for her free-lance writing, a career she
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT shares with her husband. Bob. During her undergraduate days. Margaret
was Editor of The LTbyssey, Editor of
the Totem, member of the Players'
Club, Letters Club and Alpha Phi.
Then, after graduation, she was editor
of the Alumni Chronicle. In 1941 she
married Bob Francis and they moved
to Montreal where Margaret became
feature editor of British United Press
and in 1942 became press gallery reporter for Canadian Press in Ottawa.
In 1943 she went overseas as the
only woman war correspondent for the
Canadian Press. She landed in Normandy a month after D-Day, reported
on the campaign through northern
Europe, the liberation of Paris, etc,
and was the only woman at the signing of the Armistice in Rheitns in May,
1945. For her war coverage of Holland,
Margaret was made an Officer of the
House of Orange by Queen Wilhel-
mina.    In  1945 she returned to  Canada
with her husband, who had been public relations officer for the R.C.A.I'.,
and since the war the Francis pair
have been in Vancouver doing freelance writing and public relations.
Twice winner of the Canadian Women's Press Club annual award for feature writing, Margaret, with her husband, now operates Western Editorial
Bureau and is a director of Inside
Canada Public Relations Ltd., Canada's only national public relations firm.
Among other assignments, she is public
relations consultant for the B.C. Engineering Society.
And while we're talking about the
Fourth Estate, one of its members will
be your new Alumnae Editor by the
next issue. She is Joan Fraser, B.A.
'51, whose name appears frequently
atop feature articles on the Vancouver
Sun women's page. Your editor for the
past two years is off to Japan for a
few months at the end of April.
+      +
R. C. A. R Coeds
in Tri-Service Parade
When His Honour, Lieutenant-Governor Clarence Wallace, presented Her
Majesty's commissions to nearly one
hundred young officer-students in the
University Armouries on March 5th.
something quite new in the Tri-Service Parade came under his gaze—eleven airforce-blue-clad coeds. These
young women are part of the first contingent of Canadian coeds to be commissioned as Pilot Officers in the
R.C.A.F., a climax to a two-year training period under the University Reserve Training Plan. The R.C.A.F.
pioneered the scheme for recruiting
coeds   in   1952   and   were   followed   bv
the Army and Navy in 1953. Among
the eleven are Diane Sawyer, 1952 recipient of the Governor-General's Gold
Medal for the highest graduating marks
(she is now studying medicine at
U.B.C): Sheila Kearns and Faye Fin-
garson, 1952 and 1954 recipients, respectively, of the Canadian Women's
Press Club award for journalism; Betty
Smith, recipient of a scholarship in
Physical Education and Ruth Simpson,
who received a Social Work award.
Every one of the eleven girls takes an
active part in student activities and
social affairs of the  Lhiiversity.
(Phot,)   by   R.C.A.I-'.)
Seven of Eleven  U.B.C. Air Force Coeds on  Parade March  5, 1954.   From  Lett,  Back Row:  Betty-
Smith,  Diane   Sawyer,   Sheila   Kearns,   Edith   Johnson.    Front   Row:   Elinor   Miller,   Joan   McArthur,
Margo Salter.
Grass Hockey
By Bim Schrodt, B.P.E. '51
Over a period of years, in grass
hockey competition of the highest
standard, the University of British Columbia has earned a high reputation
for playing ability and sportsmanship.
Consistently superior to American college teams in the Northwest and always featured near, if not at the top.
of the Vancouver League, the Yarsity
teains have represented their college
well, and it is not surprising that a
number of former U.B.C. players
sought a means by which to continue
playing under their Alma Mater colours.
So it was that last summer, with the
aid of Mrs. Lome Brown of the U.B.C.
Department of Physical Education, a
group of recent grads formed the nucleus for the U.B.C. Alumnae Grass
Hockey Team. The matches, played
Saturday afternoons at Connaught
Park, are sponsored by the Greater
Vancouver Women's Grass Hockey
Association, and the teams consist of a
number of ex-high school groups and
two LT.B.C teams, as well as the
"Alums". Friendly rivalry is keen between all teams, but particularly so between the present LJ.B.C teams and
the LT.B.C Alumnae. Varsity meets
the "Alums" in the last game of tin-
season's schedule, and this promises to
be a great battle.
Although the LT.B.C Alumnae team
is the newest in the laegue, it is already
a strong contender for top honours,
and at present is in second place, with
high hopes for the play-off.
Among those who don hockey togs
and brave the elements with a cheery
smile will be found:
Elizabeth Abercrombie, B.A. '52,
Doreen Armour, B.S.P. '53. Janet
Crafter. P.E. '53. Louise Hammar-
strom B.P.E. '52, Jean Hood. B.P.E.
'53, Mary Llarrison Jaffrey, P.E. '53.
Nora McDermott B.P.E. '49. Carol
MacKinnon, B.P.E. '50, Mae Milling.
B.S.A. '53, Sheila Moore. B.A. '53.
Margaret Robertson, B.A. '52, Iiim
Schrodt, B.P.E. '51, Lila Scott, B.A. '51
and Audrey Sherlock.  B.S.P. '51.
Ask any of them how they feel about
the team and they will admit, between
chattering teeth and while prying off
wet, muddy boots, that it's great fun to
be able to play hockey once more, and
even more fun to be back with the
friends that were made during Varsity
team days.
If there are any hockey-loving grads
who feel that it might not be a bad
idea to come out and try a scoop or
dribble again, they are encouraged to
contact Mrs. Brown at U.B.C. or Bim
Schrodt at 3981 West 37th Ave., phone
KErrisdale 0127L; there's always room
for more.
PAGE TWENTY-NINE Dean Andrew Looks at
Eastern American Universities
( Photo   hy   U.B.C.   Visual   Education   Service)
Problems of Old Universities
Professor Geoffrey C. Andrew, M.A.,
Dean and Deputy to the U.B.C. President, addressed the Vancouver Institute on January 16th on "Some Developments in American Higher Education". His talk was based on observations made during a tour in the late
autumn under a Carnegie Foundation
travel grant which enabled him to visit
a number of Eastern American Universities including Wisconsin, North
Carolina, Princeton, Harvard, Amherst,
Columbia, Cornell, Duke, and Brown.
In general, he found the problems of
the older Universities differed in some
respects from those prevailing in British Columbia, where our expanding
lTniversity tends to focus administrative
attention on provision of new Departments and Courses, new Buildings and
new accommodation of every sort. In
the older Universities, such as Cornell,
Brown, Harvard, which are private
foundations, there is keen competition
for the best students, not only with
the State Universities, but also among
the private institutions themselves—a
spirit which is seen in the great number and variety of attractive Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, in
contrast to our normal conservatism
in LTniversity policy, Dean Andrew observed a greater willingness to embark
upon experimental studies which were
sometimes associated with outside financial assistance, such as the Ford
Foundation grants for research in the
"Behavioral Sciences".
The University and the Community
On the other hand, Dean Andrew
found certain of the older Universities
less concerned than the newer and
State Universities with community
service as we understand it. There also
appeared to be little interest taken in
making known the values of University
studies to persons living either in the
local community or elsewhere. This
was in striking opposition to the prevailing attitude in Wisconsin and
North Carolina, where the proud statement was made that the "boundaries of
the University Campus were the
boundaries of the State". Dean Andrew reminded his hearers that the
LTniversity of British Columbia gave
important services through her staff
not only to the Province but also to the
National Government.
Functions of a University
The classic picture of a University
as possessing the threefold function of
providing professional training (including Graduate studies), a liberal or general education and facilities for Research,  was everywhere under  discus-
sion in American Universities. There
were found those wdio would divide
these functions. There were others
who laid stress upon two further functions, viz., to provide services to the
community and to maintain the integrity of thjfc University through increased University 'self-government'.
Research Pre-occupation
There was a tendency in many quarters to regard Research as the primary
duty of a University Staff. In this
view, both students—of whom, according to these thinkers, there were far
too many, in any case—and administration assumed a position of secondary
importance. The interests of students
tended to be left to Deans of Men,
Deans of Women and, rising in the
scale of precedence, to a Vice-President in charge of student affairs. Some
members of University Staffs desired
above all things to be left off University committees and appeared in some
instances to look upon a "benevolent
dictatorship" as the highest form of
LTniversity Government. Deans and,
more frequently. University Presidents
were sometimes sought outside the
ranks of experienced teachers and almost inevitably a cleavage appeared
between the teaching and administrative staffs of the University where
such appointments were made. Best
working conditions were normally
found to prevail, within the University
community, where administrative officials were drawn from the teaching
staff and where, ideally, those holding
administrative offices, continued to
teach and so kept in personal direct
touch with the day to day problems of
staff and students.
Student  Government
Dean Andrew found, very widely, an
unwillingness to grant students the
type of full self-government such as
that enjoyed by the U.B.C. Alma Mater
Society.   He attributed this attitude on
the   part  of   University   authorities   to
the   current   tendency   towards   'Conformity  not  Controversy'.
General Education
When great emphasis has been
placed on graduate studies there was a
natural result that undergraduate
courses became prerequisites for postgraduate work. Against this danger,
the liberal arts colleges within Universities were constantly on their guard
and a careful watch was kept to maintain the status of courses which provided undergraduates with a sound
education. The inter-relation of departments in the Sciences and in the Humanities had to be borne in mind and
kept under careful review. Also the
amount of graduate work, as well as
research, had a direct relation to the
proportionate numbers of Faculty and
Students necessary to do well the primary work of undergraduate education.
The University's Task
One thing becomes abundantly clear
from a survey of University practises
elsewhere, viz., that the Universities
have a manifold task in providing research and teaching facilities for their
staff, educational opportunities for their
students at all levels and appropriate
services to the community. It is the
duty of all who are associated with
University work, whether as administrators or teachers, to "shoulder our
jobs and demonstrate that they can be
Man's Right to Knowledge
On Friday, January 29, Dr. Irwin
Edman, Professor of Philosophy at
Columbia University, addressed the
students of U.B.C. on "A Return to
Reasonableness". This address began
a week of lectures and discussions focusing on the theme, "Man's Right to
Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof".
In this series of studies the University
of British Columbia joined other Universities in the free world in celebrating
the 200th anniversary of the founding
of Columbia University in New York.
The theme was selected by President
Eisenhower when, as President of Columbia, in 1950, he initiated plans for
the bicentenary.
(Photo  by  Warman,   Columbia  University)
*m A
Doesn't Have
To Be Dull
We yield to no-one in  a
decent respect for the
troubles   and  opinions   of
mankind and we agree that
the calamities, present
and  threatened of these
times are enough to compel
thoughtful sobriety.   But
the Vancouver Sun is edited
and  published in the
conviction that a serious
appreciation of the world's
problems is compatible
with our aim to produce
an interesting and
entertaining daily
newspaper, which, in
the opinion of many
people, we do.
So, appended to the
right as a symbol of
our aim is one of the
many merry characters
Sun readers meet daily in
the social documents drawn
by Len Norris, commonly
regarded as Canada's
leading cartoonist.
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PAGE THIRTY.ONE ndian Summer
ifirfff: ~ •
By Jane  Banfield,  Law '54
( In this article, begun in the last Chronicle issue, Miss Banfield concludes her account of a World University Service tour last summer of
India   and  Pakistan.—Kd.)
As in India, so in Pakistan, doors were opened to us;
we had tea with the Governor-General, Ghulam Mohammed,
physically disabled, but a
shrewd politician, and the
man who dismissed the ex-
Prime Minister Mr. Naz-
muddin. The present IJrime
Minister, Mr. Mohammed
AH, entertained us and
talked to us of his pleasant
three-year stay in Canada
as High Commissioner,
and of his forthcoming
talks with Nehru, regarding Kashmir; we met the
Canadian High Commissioner, Mr. Kirkwood, and
the American embassy staff.
The trains again became our home as we travelled north,
spending four days in Hyderabad (Sind), in the middle of
the desert, and a week in Lahore, the old capital of preparation Punjab and truly the Paris of the East, a cultural
and intellectual centre, green and refreshing after the arid
wastes. At Peshawar, we travelled west through the twenty-
five miles of the Khyber Pass to the Afghanistan border,
amazed to see a railway and two roads winding through
the brown hills, with their watchtowers and underground
ammunition dumps and hospitals.
We were invited to spend some time in a Pathan compound in the pass and because the Pathans are renowned
even in Pakistan and India for their hospitality, the visit
stretched into lunch. We smoked hookahs, or hubble-
bubbles, as they call them, and ate mutton kabab and rice
with our fingers, the men of the family waiting on us and
proudly showing us their home-made and imported rifles.
The women were not visible, but later we three girls were
allowed to visit them in their own compound, saw their
proudest possession, Singer sewing machines (for the compound was electrified last year), and swung the babies,
lying in cradles suspended from the ceiling.
From Peshawar, our bus took us up a one-way narrow
winding road, to 8,000 feet altitude and the hill stations of
Muree, Nathiagali and Ghoragali where we met government
officials of the North West Frontier Province's summer
capital and where we spent four delightful days in the
bracing air, riding, walking, teaching baseball to a group
of young boys and singing songs accompanied by square
dances at a  Boy Scout camp.
Soon, we were down on the muggy plains, passing-
through Rawalpindi, and Eahore, and across the border to
Amritsar, centre of the Sikhs, and to Delhi. Here we met
the others, full of glowing tales of their own trips and making plans for the few free weeks we would have. For five
days we were widely entertained—by the Canadian High
Commissioner, Mr. Escott Reid; by the American ambassador, by Nehru, whom we had heard speak at the Red
Fort on Independence Day, and by Dr. Radhakrishman,
Vice-President of India, who spoke of his summer in North
America. At the official Independence Day reception at
the President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad's residence, we met
more Canadians and government officials.   Spare time was
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spent listening to debates in the House of the People,
unveiling a cornerstone for the new student health centre
being built by Indian W.U.S. and investigating the numerous Muslim tombs in Delhi and at Mehrauli, as well as
the smart shops in  New Delhi's  Connaught Circus.
I then joined forces with Janet Welsh, a graduate of
Smith College and now a Fulbright Scholar in Rangoon,
and the two of us travelled for two weeks, visiting the
Taj Mahal in Agra, the city of Lucknow, scene of the 1857
mutiny and Banares, on the Ganges, holy centre of orthodox   Hinduism.
All too soon, we were in Bombay again, for a last hectic
four days in India, buying books, materials, writing thank-
you letters and wishing we were arriving rather than leaving. On August 30, we flew to Europe, stopping in Karachi,
Cairo, Rome, Paris and finally London, where for ten days
I dutifully became a tourist, missing, however, the service
I had had in India where I had been the centre of attention. The boat trip home was a long series of recounting
tales of adventure among ourselves and to other passengers,
and suddenly, in the middle of September, we were in Canada, and India was no more.
Fatal as it may be to generalize, especially about Indian
life, which is by its very nature eclectic and of astounding
variety, there are some things that I will never forget and
which will always instil in me a great appreciation for
Indian thought and philosophy, a deeper awareness of
India's role in today's world and a desire to return to India
soon. There are too many things to remember about India
really, and what I saw and heard and did was merely an
The Indians I met were proud of their independence
almost to the point of ignoring what the British did, and
did not do, during their stay in India. They see themselves
as leaders in Asia, as Asians, and not as mirrors reflecting
Western life, save for a few of the Western technological
methods which they would use to build and improve their
own kind of life. The students are eager, proud, but almost
hopelessly baffled by the economic system which offers
them only unemployment and by an educational system
which is British founded and inspired and whose standards
are   falling  rapidly.
An outsider coming to India today can be sure that he
will not be made unwelcome, and we, as Canadians, found
there a great deal of interest in Canada as a commonwealth
country. The friction which may have existed between
India and Britain before 1947, has almost completely disappeared and relations between the two are extremely friendly.
It would be well for Canadians to make it a point to
learn something more about India and S.E. Asia than the
few, and sometimes, inaccurate bits of information which
they have gathered from works of fiction or travelogues.
I was appalled at my own ignorance of things Indian and
am determined to impress upon those to whom I speak of
the value, and even necessity of turning one's eyes west
across the Pacific to discover a new world that was old
when Europe was born. The fact that it has over half the
world's population alone justifies the effort, but there are
riches in India that the western world scarcely dreams of,
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President at U. B. C.
On Thursday, February 18, Mr. Ross
L. Dobbin, President of the Engineering Institute of Canada, visited the
University of British Columbia during
the course of a Dominion-wide tour of
Institute branches.
At U.B.C. he addressed the Student
Branch of the Institute and presented
tht Institute Prize to C. Gordon Oates,
senior student in Mechanical Engineering. The prize is presented annually
to a U.B.C. student in third year engineering on the basis of academic
standing and activity in Engineering
Societv  affairs.
Elsie Bonallyn Southcott
in Memoriam
Many Alumni members will feel a
personal loss in the death, at St. Paul's
Hospital on March 10th, of Bonnie
Southcott of the class of Arts '18. Born
in Toronto. Bonnie was the youngest
of three children of the late Judge and
Mrs. William Henry Pope Clement.
While still a small child, she moved
with her family to Grand Forks, British Columbia. In later years, after
Mr. Clement had been made a Judge
of the Supreme Court, the family lived
in Vancouver.
During the long summer vacations
spent at the family camp at Gambier
Island, Bonnie became an expert
swimmer. She took great pleasure in
swimming and boating throughout her
life. At University, she was an outstanding basketball player. In her
senior year, she sat on the Students'
Council at President of Athletics. During her time at College, she heard her
father lecture on "The Canadian Constitution", in a series of lectures given
to commemorate 50 years of Confederation. Judge Clement was the author
of a textbook, "The Canadian Constitution", and was considered an expert
on this subject.
In March, 192S, Bonnie married
Percy Southcott, B.A. '16, whom she
had known well throughout her years
at College. They lived a short time in
Montreal and Toronto during their
earlv  married  life,  but most of it has
By Marjory Martin
(Mrs. Ciosford Martin (nee Marjory Peck) N
President ot the University Women's ("lull.
She is a former Vice-President of the t'.li.l .
Alumni Association. A memher of the class of
Arts '19, she sat on the Students' Council it!
her senior year and was the first woman undergraduate  to  he   elected  Secretary.—Kd.)
been spent in Vancouver. Two children, Burnie and John, are both graduates of the University of British Co
hunbia. For many years. Mrs. Clement
made her home with the Southcott
family and, in her mother's long illness.
Bonnie was a devoted daughter. A
sister, Shirley. (Mrs. Alex, Murison)
who graduated in Arts '17. lives in
Duncan, Vancouver  Island.
During the First World War, Bonnie
learned the value of Red Cross work.
Her only brother, Carl, was killed
whilst serving in the Air Force. When
the Second World War broke out, she
was immediately ready with knitting
needles to do what she could. She
spent many hours superintending the
work of the University Women's Club
Red Cross in the Recreation Room at
the home of Chancellor and Mrs. Lett.
Her enthusiasm for the work inspired
the flagging spirits of less energetic
knitters and sewers. In other years,
she took an active interest in the work
of the Vancouver Day Nursery. She
was a kindly companion and a loyal
friend. The sympathy of all Alumni
goes out to her family in the loss which
thev have sustained.
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PAGE  THIRTY-THREE Players' Club Alumni in
The Great God Brown
Eugene O'Neill's "The Great God
Brown" was as difficult a play to interpret, direct, and act as any of the
others chosen in the last four years:
Toller's "Masses and Man", Ben Jon-
son's "The Alchemist", Auden and
Isherwood's "The Ascent of F6", or
Aeschylus' "The Oresteia".
The play combines several themes:
man's aspirations and man's conflicts
with himself, with those he cherishes,
and with God: the dualism of saint and
sinner, the clash of values between artist and materialist; how little we know
ourselves and those we cherish; the
truth of nature. None of the three
central characters truly understand
themselves or their own significance.
Each passes through his or her life
without really knowing each other, for
as Dion Anthony, the principal character, says to his wife:
"We communicate in code when neither has the other's key."
To achieve his mystery and his symbols, O'Neill created two men anw two
women, each different and each with
two characters, one their own and the
other their face to the world. Dion
Anthony is Dionysius the drunken artist and St. Anthony the Christian ascetic, in texior mocking the world with
increasing bitterness as his life becomes
more and more a failure in a ange of
ambition, success, and wealth, but in
truth ignoring and withdrawing further from it as he constantly seeks
communion  with  God.
Billy Brown is "The Great God
Brown", the average boy graduated to
the successful architect, a man without
sense, without taste, without creative
or dynamic force; a hollow materialistic man who standards are those that
Dion, his life-long friend, mocks and
detests. To the world, he is an admirable man, substantial and generous.
To himself, he is dissatisfied, disturbed,
longing for love, and envying Dion his
creativity and his wife, Margaret.
Margaret loves the artist in Dion, the
superficial man. She regards him as
her boy. To O'Neill she is Goethe's
"Margareta" in "Faust", "the eternal
girl-woman with a virtuous simplicity
of instinct'. To Billy Brown and the
world, she is the noble wife and every-
man's dream.
To explain the dual personalities to
the audience, O'Neill uses masks which
the characters can put on and take off.
These masks represent whole persons
to those who see them. Thus, Margaret loves the mask of the artist Dion.
Brown the mask of the noble wife
Margaret.    Dion   wears   bis   mask   to
By John W. de Wolfe, Arts '52
both for neither his wife nor his friend
understand  him.
The only character who knows herself and the heartache of Dion is the
prostitute Cybel, O'Neill's representation of the Greek "Earth-Mother" Cy-
bele. Close to nature, and with a warm
understanding heart, she is life itself.
These characters could be merely
symbols and puppets. What makes
them people? In many ways, the play
is a failure, but O'Neill strikes deep at
human problems. The action of the
play concerns the failure of understanding and the slow struggle towards self-knowledge and knowledge
of God. The play is a working- out, but
with such dynamic emphasis and force
and urgency that the mind of the audience  brims  over with  thoughts.
O'Neill gives his characters further
semblance of reality by making them
speak poetry.
It is the movement of time that still
brings no solution to these searing
questions that dominates the first half
of the play and concludes with Dion
the saint dying, forgiving, and asking
to be forgiven, and with the envious
Billy Brown burying Dion and adopting the mask that his dead friend cast
off, without really knowing what he is
taking on.
Dion has reached understanding
within himself. Brown must be filled
with a soul before he is permitted
peace. If the combination of artist and
saint were disastrous for Dion, that of
artist and materialist is a living hell
for Brown, and O'Neill cannot make
the second half of the play a success.
O'Neill proves his point that the hollow man must suffer and feel anguish
to receive the impact of life, but the
action is too explosive. Ripped apart
by his ambition, and his disgust with
his emptiness, Brown willingly deserts
life by feigning murder and by inducing
the police to shoot, and dies a Christian,  comforted by  Cybel.
O'Neill attempts too much. He
achieves his mystery with the help of
and at the cost of dynamic action. It is
as if the whole play were a Dion Anthony in form, for the matter becomes
too burdensome for the structure of the
play and causes it to disintegrate.
But in the production, stage-craft,
direction, and performance, the meaning of the play was clear. It was a
profound treatment, and where styliza-
tion could have easily damaged the
play. Miss Somerset and the actors
gave it truth.
For the cast, this was the same
group   that   represented   B.C.   in   the
Dominion Drama Festival in Victoria
last May in Ben Jonson's "Volpone".
The U.B.C. Players' Club Alumni is
the most finished and mature theatre
group in B.C. The years of collaboration have brought confidence in each
other's ability. It is only to be regretted that the Alumni actors are not
entering the regional competitions this
There is here the nucleus for an active University theatre group. Drama
may not be the most essential of activities, but among the arts it has
shown the most hardiness at U.B.C.
If enough time and energy can be distributed among the members, the alumni of the university could see in
such productions as "The Great God
Brown" a stimulation for further par-'
ticipation in the other departments that
compose the life of a university.
The   cast   of   the   play   were:
Mr.   Brown   Allan  Walsh
Mrs.  Brown Lucy Woodward
Billy  Ilrown ...Philip  Keatley
Mr. Anthony  Dick Harris
Mrs.    Anthony Bice    Caple
Dion Anthony Peter Haworth
Margaret — Joanne Walker
Cybel — Louise de Vick
Margaret's .sons John  Walsh,   Donald  Smith,
Monty Lasserre
Draftsmen ..David   MacDonald,   Ron   Fera
Wealthy   Client   Len   Timbers
Committee Men Walter Marsh, Len Timbers
Policemen..-. David   MacDonald,   Ron   Fera
Direction was by Dorothy Somerset. Sets
were designed and painted by Charles Stege-
nian and Frangoisc Andre; costumes by Jessie
Richardson; make-up and execution of sets
by Sydney Risk; lighting by G. T. Lea and
M.  P.  Larsen.
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Ballade of Remonstrance
Vou  said  my  verses   didn't  scan!
You  quoted  them,  but all askew:
When  I protested, you began
Casting  aspersions   most  untrue,
And   adding   solemn   oaths   thereto
That my poor  limericks  were  lame.
Well. now. no matter what you do.
You're   in   the   Dog-House   just   the
I  am  as  careful  as   I   can
To see you always get your due.
But this time, by the Great God Pan,
You   bit   off   more   than   you   could
When down upon your head you drew
Wrath  of a tigress:   I  proclaim
I don't care if you go Boo-hoo!
You're   in   the   Dog-House  just   the
I swear, by bright Aldebaran,
It's really shocking, when in lieu
Of Ariel you  play  Caliban;
That   you   could   lower   yourself   to
Your   treacherous   and   nefarious   glue
Before my feet, and try to maim
My pinions!    You may well look blue:
You're   in   the   Dog-House  just   the
Lady,  one  word,  and   I'll  be  through:
I take no sass from any dame:
So, though  I'm very  fond of you,
You're  in   the   Dog-House—just  the
—G. B. Riddehough, Arts '24.
PAGE THIRTY-FOUR Campus News and Views
By Wil
A College Shop
For the first time, a properly-run college shop has been set up at U.B.C.
This store is under the control of The
Alma Mater Society but it is being allowed to operate almost entirely on its
The shop is located in the south hall
of Brock Hall, directly across from the
snack bar, and now carries a wide assortment of pins, crests, sweaters, pennants, and the traditional college beer
So far the big problem has been to
obtain capital with which to buy merchandise. However, with the business
showing a steady profit, this problem
is rapidly solving itself, and the list
of goods carried has already been expanded  several  times.
Blood Drive
The spring blood drive has ended and
your lTniversity has broken its own
record again by giving a grand total
of 3007 pints of blood. Combine this
with the fall drive and you have a total
of over 4900 pints for this university
What does this mean in terms of
what is needed? It means that our
little community of 5500 has provided
the whole Province with enough blood
to last 5 weeks. In terms of what Vancouver needs, it means almost 10
weeks supply.
Student Discipline
A note of warning to all you parents of potential Applied Science students. The Students' Council has set
up a brand new student discipline procedure, including a five-man student
court, to deal with all problems of student  discipline.
The powers of this court are limited
to a fine of five dollars plus the recovery of damage costs.
You may feel that S5 is a very mild
punishment, but if you'll think back-
to your days as a penniless undergraduate. I'm sure you will recall the value
of a five-dollar bill.
During the debate on this new court
a great deal of time was devoted to
discussing the effect of fining students.
It was generally agreed that excessive
fines would accomplish little except
to force some hard-pressed students
out of school for a year. It is therefore hoped that the chief deterrent of
this new system will be the shame of
being called before the court.
The moral of this story is that if you
must have children, don't have engineers!
Student elections are almost over for
another year. The highlight of this
year's  election  has  been  the presiden
tial campaign which started out as a
nice quiet four-way race between Dick
Underhill, Wendy Sutton, Albert Plant
and Mr. C. Baru Nylander.
After several days of comparatively
quiet campaigning Baru pulled the cork
on a campaign that would have put
Charlie "Fireball" Walker to shame.
Suddenly the entire campus was blanketed with a hundred and one Baru slogans including such little gems as.
"From here to Baruity", "Baru Because". "Baruma Shave', and "I dreamt
I voted in mv new maiden form Baru".
The end result was a record 'ill';
vote, the election of Dick Underbill,
and a wave of new signs reading. "Baru
edged by 1000 votes", "Vote Ural) for
Vice-President". (For the sake of thosi.
who have forgotten their English 1(111.
that's Baru spelt backwards.)
The Red Mill
1954 has been a year to remember
for the members of the University
Musical Society. The presentation of
the "Red Mill" marked the 25th anniversary of their first annual operetta.
The quality of this year's show left
little to be desired and it was truly a
fitting tribute to 25 years of ever-improving shows.
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President MacKenzie has accepted
the office of the first President of Vancouver Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the  Commonwealth.
On Wednesday, February 10. in Ottawa, Dr. Gordon M. Shrum, retiring-
after seven years service on the National Defence Board, was given a complimentary dinner attended by the
Honourable Brook Claxton, Minister of
National Defence, and the Chiefs of
Staff of the Armed Services. Dr.
Shrum was presented with a National
Defence Force plaque signed by the
late King George VI, in token of his
valuable work for Canada.
Major Patrick C. F. Guthrie, Associate Professor of Classics, who is this
year President of the C.O.T.C. Mess
Committee, has received the Canadian
Forces Decoration, given for long-
service in the Army. The medal was
presented to Major Guthrie by His
Honour, The Lieutenant Governor at
the Tri-Service Parade on March 5.
Officers of the newly-formed British
Columbia Branch of the Canadian Public Health Association include the following: Miss Margaret A. Campbell,
B.A. '47, B.A.Sc. (Nurs.) '48. as Vice-
President; Miss Marg Henderson.
B.A.Sc. '29, as Secretary-Treasurer;
and. as members of the Advisory Council. Dr. J. M. Mather, Dr. S. Stewart
Murray and Dr. G. F. Amyot, of the
U.B.C. Medical Faculty.
Professor W. J. Rose, on one year's
leave from the U.B.C. Department of
Slavonic Studies, has a busy schedule
in United College, University of Manitoba, and elsewhere. He is giving two
Undergraduate Courses in History.
During the winter he gave public lectures on "Europe in Transition". On
April 29, at Cornell University, he will
deliver the Jacob Schiff Foundation
lecture on "Was Masaryk's 'Austria
defenda est' a Mistake"? and on May 3,
Poland's July 1st, he will give the Annual address at Kosciuszko Foundation
in New York City.
Dr. Margaret A. Ormsby,
B.A. '29. M.A.
'31, Ph.D.
(Bryn Mawr).
Associate Professor of History, a past-
President of
the British
Columbia Historical Association, is this
year's President of the
Branch of this
body. For a number of years Dr.
Ormsby has been active in studying the
history of the Okanagan and has inspired   the   work   of   the   30-year-old
Margaret   A.    Ormsby,
M.A., Ph.D.
Okanagan Historical Society which has
branches in Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and Osoyoos.
Professor Frank A. Forward, B.A.Sc, F.I.M., M.C.I.M., M.Inst.M.M.,
Head of the Department of Mining and
Metallurgy, is the first holder of the
new chair in Metallurgy, donated to
the University of British Columbia by
the Sherrit Gordon Mines Limited in
the form of an annual grant of $10,000
for an initial period of five years. Professor Forward's research led to the
development of a new process of refining nickel which is being used at the
Sherrit Gordon Mines Limited recently built plant at Fort Saskatchewan.
Significant of public interest in social problems is the evening class, currently taken by Elmer K. Nelson. Jr.,
LL.B., M.A., Assistant Professor of
Criminology. The subject of study is
"The Responsibility of Citizens toward
P;nal Problems". The course is sponsored by the Elizabeth Fry Society
of Vancouver.
Several members of Faculty took a
leading part in a "United Nations at
Work" Seminar in Brock Hall in
morning and afternoon sessions on
Saturday, February 13. The Seminar
was opened by President MacKenzie.
Participating in panel discussions were
John L. Haar, B.A. '50, Professor
Charles B. Bourne, Professor David C.
Corbett, Professor Geoffrey Davies and
Professor John  A.  B.  McLeish.
Dr. John K. Friesen, M.A.. Ph.D.
(Columbia). Director of Department of
Extension, will travel this summer in
England. France, Switzerland, Austria
and Italy as one of five Canadians
selected by the Canadian Association
of Adult Education to make a study
of educational methods and practices
in the U.K. and Europe. They will accompany a delegation from the United
Dr. J. Ross MacKay. M.A. (Boston),
Ph.D. (Montreal), Assistant Professor
of Geography, has been named President of the Canadian Association of
Geographers for the current year.
Dr. Walter N. Sage, B.A., M.A.
(Oxon.), Ph.D. (Toronto). F.R.Hist.S.,
F.R.S.C. Professor'Emeritus, was presented with a life membership in the
British Columbia Historical Association at a meeting of the Vancouver
Branch on January 22.
Dr. T. E. Hull. M.A., Ph.D., (Toronto), and Dr. Douglas Derry. B.A..
Dr. Phil. (Gottingen) of the Department of Mathematics have been named
as delegates to the International Congress of Mathematics to be held in Amsterdam, September 2nd to 9th.
Professor Samuel L. Lipson, B.A.Sc,
'36, M.Sc. (Cal. Inst. Tech.), of the
Civil Engineering Department, attended the Canadian Conference on pre-
stressed concrete, recently held in Toronto and attended by five hundred
educators and engineers from every
part    of    Canada.     Professor    Magnel
from the University of Ghent, Belgium,
one of the originators of prestressed
concrete in Europe, read a paper at the
conference and great interest was
shown by all those present in this comparatively unknown new medium of
Dr. R. D. James. B.A. '28, M.A. '30.
Ph.D. (Chic), F.R.S.C, Head of the
Department of Mathematics, has been
elected Vice-President of the Canadian
Mathematical Congress for a term of
four years, and Member-at-large of the
Council of the American Mathematical
Society for a four-year term from January 1, 1954
Dr. Robert M. Clark. B.Com. '41.
B.A. '42, M.A., Ph.D. (Harv.). Assistant Professor of Economics, on exchange teaching duty this session at
the University of Manchester, England,
represented Canada recently at an International Convention in London, attended by statesmen, industrialists,
financiers, economists and trade union
officials of the countries represented.
Dr. Clark attended the Trade Section
meetings of the conference and took a
vigorous and effective part in the discussions.
Thomas L. Brock, B.A. '36, B.A.Sc.
'36, M.A.Sc. '37, stationed at present
in Aluminium Ltd.'s London, England,
oficc is spending February in India
and March in Australia on company
business. He will be in Vancouver for
a few days in the first week of April.
Professor F. H. Soward, B.A. (Toronto), B.Litt. (Oxon.), F.R.S.C, Head
of the Department of History, attended
the annual conference of the Pacific
Coast Branch of the American Historical Association which met on the
campus of the University of California
at Davis from December 28th-30th.
Two hundred historians were present
from Wyoming to Arizona and from
every institution on the Coast. Mr.
Soward had been invited to take part
in the chief symposium which discussed
the role of Europe as a balance wheel
in the Soviet-American conflict. He
was asked to present the British position while speakers from three other
institutions presented the positions of
Germany, France and Italy. Mr. Soward also acted as chairman of the
Resolutions Committee and was elected
to serve for a three-year term on the
Council of the Association.
+     +     +
On page 37 is a group photo, taken
February 20, 1954, in the building used
by the University, during the Fairview
days, for Lecture and Assembly purposes and comprising Rooms X, Y and
Z, besides the Auditorium, Staff Offices
and Students' Common Room. In the
background may be seen the tiers of
seats in Room Z. The building will
shortly be demolished, being no longer
required by the Vancouver General
Hospital. A few members of the early
Staff and Student Body are shown.
PAGE THIRTY-SIX (Photo   by   U.lt.C   Visual   Education   Service 1
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From Left—Seated: His Honour, Judge Arthur Lord, President Emeritus L. S. Klinck, Mrs. Sherwood Lett, Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Professor Mack
Eastman, President Norman MacKenzie, Professor Emeritus Lemuel Robertson. Standing: Professor Hunter Lewis, Professor Emeritus W. L. Macdonald,
Dean Henry Angus, Mrs. Harry Logan, Mrs. Henry Angus, Mrs. Jack Turnbu I, Professor Emeritus Jack Turnbull, Professor Emeritus Harry Logan,
Professor Emeritus Robert Clark, Miss Myrtle Kievell, Mrs. John Creighton, Professor Emeritus Walter Sage, Mr. Orson Banfield, Mrs. Arthur Lord,
Mr. Theo Berry, Miss Jean Telfer, Mrs. L. S.  Klinck,  Dean   Blythe   Eagles,  Dr.  Joe  Kania,  Mr.   Lawrence  Killam.
The Years Roll Back
By Walter N. Sage
It was so strange going back to the
Fairview buildings. Nothing seemed
quite right. To begin with there is a
big new building on the south-west
corner of Tenth and Willow. It blocks
the way into the old Auditorium. Then
again the old Arts Building has
changed beyond all recognition. Of
course, the original librarj- stacks have
disappeared long ago, but the entrance
to the Arts Building is also gone and
there is a new entrance about where
the library stacks used to be. The passageway from the Arts building to the
Auditorium is gone. In fact, it is awfully hard to find any entrance to the
Auditorium at all. I lost my way and
so did several of the others. At last I
found that the old side entrance to the
Auditorium, near the men's common
room, was open and got inside.
The first thing that struck me was
how little the Auditorium had changed.
I walked into Room Z. The same old
benches were there but somehow or
other Room Z seemed smaller than it
was in the old days. Of course, class
rooms always do look smaller when
they are empty or nearly empty than
they do when they are crowded with
students. The benches were there, but
the lecture desk was gone.
In the Auditorium proper were the
old timers. Chancellor and Mrs. Lett
(Sherwood of Arts '16 and Evelyn
Story of Arts '17), President and Mrs.
Klinck (Beth Abernethy of Arts '20).
Dr. L. F. Robertson, Dr. Mack Eastman, Mr. Lawrence Killam, Professor
and Mrs. J. M. Turnbull. Dr. Robert
Clark. Dr. W. L. Macdonald, Colonel
and Mrs. Harry Logan, Dean and Mrs.
Henry   Angus   (Annie   Anderson.   Arts
'23). Dean Blythe Eagles (Arts '221.
Judge and Mrs. Arthur Lord (Arthur
Lord and Myrtle Kilpatrick of Art>
'21), Mrs. John Creighton (Sallee
Murphy, Arts '23), Orson Banfield,
Science '22, and so many others
I can't begin to record them all. Pres-
dent MacKenzie was there, more as an
interested spectator than a participant.
We had our pictures taken and we
also had tea. Janet Gilley (of Arts '20)
arrived from New Westminster in time
for tea. Blythe Eagles showed Presi
dent MacKenzie where Dr. Sedgewick's office was and pointed out th.'.t
the men's common room was about
as untidy as ever. He recalled the raid
of the Science men on the History 1
class on April 1, 1919, how the towels
saturated with H.,S and the stink
bombs arrived and how I sent the boys
of the class to "clean up" on the
Science men. Nobody learned much
that day, but who cared?
Room X is the same as ever, but
Room Y is partially demolished. Soon
the old Auditorium will be gone, but
the benches will be taken out to Point
Grey    and    used.
It was a fitting farewell from the old
timers. Faculty members and students
alike, to the old Auditorium. The years
rolled back and for the moment we
were young again. Freddie Wood was
standing in front of the curtain giving
one of his famous speeches and "was
not desirous of keeping Queen Elizabeth waiting!" Dr. R. E. MacKechnie
was making his first speech as chancellor in September, 1918, and Dr. Ashton was marshalling the graduates who
were going up towards the platform.
Our thanks are due to Harry   Logan
for arranging this farewell party. Those
of us who were present will never forget Saturdav afternoon. February 20.
+      +      +
En Patois du Pays
Dorrthy says to  Mttrrgrutt, "Why,
You could of come with Mree and  I I
. . . Yeh, like I said, I gotta D
In La'n. Furnch, an' Jomutry . . .
I can do sumpn when  I wanna,
But I dan hafta—I'm no gonna!"
G. B. Riddehough. Arts '24
D. 0. S.
823  Birks  Building
Vancouver, B.C.
W.  ORSON   BANFIELD,   Manager
MArine  6171
Yorkshire   House,   900   W.   Pender
Vancouver 1, B.C.
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' .Votes for these columns should include graduation particulars. For the next issue they
should reach the Editor, Room 207, Brock
Hall, U.1S.C. not later than May 21, 1954.
— Ed.)
To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Laurie   Brealey,
B.P.E. '53, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dave Brousson,
R.A.Sc. '49, a daughter, Sherry Lynne,
January  17.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Buchanan
(nee Lois Strachan), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. James M. Campbell, B.S.A. '42 (nee Lorraine Thomson, B.S.A. '42) a daughter, February
8, at Saturna Island.
To Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Clar-
idge, B.A. '43, (nee Elaine Rogers,
B.H.E. '46) a son, Bruce Andrew Wallace.
To Mr. and Mrs. T. Harvey Edwards, B.A. '47, M.A. '48 (nee Ivy
Pronger, B.A. '45) a son, Thomas
Mark, September 8, in Ann Arbor,
To Mr. and Mrs. Colin E. Foster, a
son. Colin Michael.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. M. (Ed.)
Gautschi, B.P.E. '50, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Gray, B.A.
'50. (nee Robin Orr, B.A. '50), a
daughter, Barbara Ballagh.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Hodgins,
B.P.E. '52, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Roden Irving,
B.A.Sc. '34 (nee Mary Darnbrough,
B.A. '33) a daughter, Christiana Katherine, October 8.
To Mr. and Mrs. John A. Milroy,
B.Com. '50 (nee Barbara Ann Brown,
B.A. '51) a daughter, Allison Jane,
January 13.
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKenzie
(nee Verity Comely-Combe, B.A. '51)
a daughter.
To Dr. and Mrs. David J. Rose,
B.A.Sc. '47, Ph.D. (M.I.T.) triplets,
two girls and a boy, on January 27, in
Xcw York.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. Donald M.
Sage, B.A. '40, M.A. (Clark), a daughter, Susanne Jessica. January 17, in
To Mr. and Mrs. William Sauder
(nee Marjorie Anne Munnis, B.A. '51)
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Seddon,
LL.B. '51, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dave Shunter,
B.P.E. '53, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. William Sparling,
B.A. '50, (nee Connie Bisset, B.A. '51),
a   son.   Lance   Franklin,   February   18.
To Mr. and Mrs. Nick Turik, B.P.E.
'51, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Rod F. Sexsmith,
B.A.Sc. '45, a daughter, Julia Mary, at
Awali, Bahrain Island, Persian Gulf.
Abrahamson-Moe. Arthur C. Ab-
rahamson, School of Social Work, to
Barbara Marion Moe. B.A. '43, B.S.W.
Allen-Lane. William Henry Allen to
Pauline Lane, B.A. '49.
Arnold-Thompson. William J. I).
Arnold, Medicine '54, to Florence
Jeannette  Thompson.
Bell-Snowden. David Jarman Bell,
B.A.Sc. '53   to  Lillian Joan  Snowden.
Boulter-McGregor. Edward James
Ronald  Boulter to  Peggy  McGregor.
Browne-Lees. William Ward Browne
to Doris M. Lees, in New York.
Campbell-Dudar. Eric Eldon Studer
Campbell, B.A. '52. to Joyce Alita
Castillou-Macdonald. Henry Greer
Castillou, LL.B. '53, to Frances Larue
Chan-Chan. James Hugh Chan to
Florence Yipp Chan, B.A. '53. in San
Clarke-Aspinall. Stanley Thomson
Clarke, to Isabel Janet Aspinall.
Clarke-Baxter. William Hillary
Clarke to Sandra Mary Baxter.
Dick-Jacklin.   Thomas Stephen Dick
to Mary Lillian Jacklin, B.S.W. '51.
Dodman-Barker.   George Arthur Dod-
man, B.Com. '51. to Edna Barker.
Evison-Renshaw. Donald Scott Evi-
son, B.Com. '48. to Betty Louise Ren-
Farr-Fullerton.   Robin Marlatt Farr,
B.A.   '47,   to   Pes
Anne   Fullerton.
B.A. '48.
Fee-Borthwick. Thomas Philip Fee.
LL.B. '53. to Barbara Joan Borthwick.
Fitzsimmons-Hobbs. Jerrold Mohr
Fitzsimmons to Barbara Joan Hobbs.
B.S.W. '49.
Fowler-Line. Arthur Gordon Fowler. B.Com. '53, to Barbara May Ling.
Godfrey-Sutherland. J. Norman God-
frev, B.S.F. '53. to Shirley Anne Sutherland, B.A. '53.
Gourlie-Ehn. Robert Norman Gour-
lie. LL.B. '53 to Ingrid Ehn.
Graham-Newton. John Phelan Graham. B.A. '50, to Mary Newton of
Hale,   England,   in   Bowden.   England.
Harrison-Savard. Roland S y lv a n
Harrison. B.A.Sc. '48, to Daisv Jean
Savard, B.S.W. '47.
Hibberd-Fortier. John Cyril Hib-
berd. Medicine '54, to Laura Margaret
Hornibrooke-Hansen.    Dr.   Jack   L.
Hornibrooke, to Lillian Hansen.
Howie-Forbes.    Henry  James   Howie,
M.A.Sc. '46. to Ruth Patton Forbes.
Hunter-Cross. Don Hunter to Margaret Cross, B.P.E. '52.
Hutchison-Moore. Robert Bruce
Hutchison, Law '56, to Corinne Moore,
in Victoria.
Jaffray-Schmidt. Paul Ashton Jaf-
fray, to Margaret Louise Schmidt.
Jones-Adams. Dr. Francis George
Jones to Ann-Ellen Adams, B.A. '48.
Jones-Hogarth. Archie Douglas S.
Jones, B.A.Sc. 52, to Mildred Janet
Lane-MacKinnon. William George
Lane, LL.B. 48, to Willa Catherine
MacKinnon, B.S.W. '51.
Lanskail-Brownlie. Donald A. S.
Lanskail, LL.B. '50 to Marjorie
Lonegren-Kirkpatrick. Ulf Allvars-
son Lonegren to Sheila Wadhams
Kirkpatrick, B.S.W. '46.
Masing-Peacock. Ulv Masing, to
Joan Shirley Peacock, Law '54.
Meadowcroft - Bloedel. T h o m a s
Henry Meadowcroft (College of Puget
Sound) to Eulalie Bloedel, B.A. '52.
Millman-Basso. John Millman to
Sylvia Basso.
Mills-McLaren. James Donald Murray Mills, B.Com. '53, to Mary Patricia  McLaren.
McCoy-Mercer. Donald Allen McCoy to Juanetta Mercer.
MacDonald - McDougall. Malcolm
Archibald MacDonald, B.A. '49, LL.B.
'50. to Anne Elizabeth McDougall.
B.A. '51.
McNish-Kelsey. Gordon Hugh McNish to Barbara Ruth Kelsey.
Naylor-Ross. Melvin Naylor to Theresa Ross, in Seattle.
Palmer-Challenger. Richard Mason
Palmer, B.A.Sc. '53. to Margaret Anne
Challenger. B.H.E. '53.
Pendergrast-Davis. James G. Pen-
dergrast to Elizabeth Davis, B.A. '51.
in London. England.
Reid-Beckett. John Henry Reid,
B.A.Sc. '53, to Beverley Elizabeth
Richter-Gillard. Leo Thomas Rich-
ter to Glenda Roberta Gillard. in San
Sainas-Malamos. Constantine Sainas. B.A.Sc. '47, to Elene Malamos.
B.A. '50.
Sheiness-McLeod. Marvin Sheiness
to Marilyn McLeod. B.A. '48, in New
Sherwood-Lundie. William Morley
Sherwood, B.Com. '51, to Doreen Mae
Smith-Ree. Donald Ernest George
Smith to Carolyn Mary Ree.
Sussel-Lucas. Walter Henry Sussel
to Beryl Florence Lucas.
Tarlton-Dunnet. Michael James
Tarlton to Elizabeth Miller Dunnet.
Trowbridge-Tamboline. D. Frank
Trowbridge to Florence R. Tamboline,
B.S.A. '43. M.S.A. '46, in Surrey, England.
Umiker-Garrett. John E. Umiker,
B.A.Sc. '52, to Mary Garrett, in Toronto.
Wade-Ball. Gilbert Wade (University of Texas), to Elizabeth Jean Ball,
B.A. '51, in Austin, Texas.
Walmsley-Grant. Rev. James Omar
Walmsley to Barbara Meade Grant.
Wilkinson-Rutledge. Kenneth Hard-
ie (Peter) Wilkinson, B.Com. '52, to
Doreen Rosalie Rutledge, B.A. '51.
Williams-Bennett. Leonard Martin
Williams to Marion Louise Bennett.
B.P.E. '50.
Wilson-McTavish. Peter Blake Wilson, to Ruth McTavish.
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