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SEPT.- OCT., 1953
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Page 2 The U. B. C Alumni
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 Douglas Macdonald, B.A., '30
Past-President Gordon M. Letson, B.A.Sc, '26
First Vice-President Arthur H. Sager, B.A., '38
Treasurer   G.   Dudley  Darling,   B.Com., '39
Second Vice-President Jean Gilley, B.A., '27
Third Vice-President   .Dr. Harry V. Warren,
B.A., 26; B.A.Sc, '27
Chronicle Editor Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Executive-Director Frank Turner, B.Com., B.A., '39
Degree Reps.: Medicine, Dr. Peter Spohn; Law, Frank
Lewis, B.A. '49, LL.B. '50; Pharmacy, Doug. Denholm,
B.S.P. 'SI; Commerce, Don Miller, B.Comm. '47; Agriculture, Iain MacSwan, B.S.A. '42; Social Work, Richard
J. Clark, B.A. '41, B.S.W. '46; Home Economics, Audrey
Dunlop, B.H.E. '47; Physical Education, Hugh Marshall,
B.P.E. 'SO; Architecture, Harry Lee, B.Arch. '50; Applied
Science, Len Stacey, B.A.Sc. '24; Forestry, Jack Roff,
B.Comm. '47, B.S.F. '48; Arts, Margaret E. Clarke, B.A.
Members at Large: Dr. W. G. Black, B.A. '22; William H.
Birmingham, B.A. '33; Harry Franklin, B.A. '49; Dr. Fred
Grauer, B.S.A. '30; Mrs. Helen Harmer, B.A. '40; Aileen
Mann, B.A. '37.
Senate Reps.: Dr. Earle Foerster, B.A. '21; Dr. W. C. Gibson, B.A. '33.
Alma Mater Society Reps.: Ivan Feltham and Bill St. John.
A A *
Editorial Committees:
Chairman Harry V. Warren
Advisory Members Douglas Macdonald (ex officio)
Ormonde J. Hall
Undergraduate Representative    —Ted Lee
Harry Logan
Frank Turner (ex officio)
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Editorial Offices:
Business Office:    201 Brock Hall, U.B.C.
Editorial Office: 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C.
President   Norman   MacKenzie,   Ivan   Feltham,   Students'   Council   President   (left)   and   Douglas   Macdonald,    President   of    U.B.C.    Alumni   Association
(right)   examine  home-coming  visitors'  book.
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and authorized as second
class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
Alumni   Role—Dean   Myron   Weaver -      7
The   President   Reports—-President   MacKenzie.        8
Chris  Spencer,  an Appreciation—Tom  Brown      9
Powell   River   Alumni—jock   Lundie _ _ _    Ill
Alumni   Association   Scholarships _     11
Smatterings   Makyth   Man—Hamilton   Gubb,   B.A           12
Two    U.B.C.    Graduates    Appointed    Heads    1.1
Alumnae—Leona   Sherlock   14
Homo Management   Fund — Leona Sherlock    15
Commonwealth   Universities   Congress—President   MacKenzie --.   16
Speaking  Editorially—The   Editor    _ __ _     17
Alumni-U.B.C.    Development   Fund—E.   G.    Perrault    18
U.B.C.    Plays    McGill—Frank   Turner  20
Homecoming Programme  20
Frankly   Speaking—Frank   Turner  22
Conference  of  District   VIII   Alumni   Council   22
U.B.C.   at   Canadian   Bar   Association    22
The  Campus—Wil  St.  John        23
Games   Schedule—Bus    Phillips  22
News   of   Alumni—The   Editor   25
I.F.U.W.   Confer* nee--Charlotte   Black   26
Joy    Coghill    I >irects - -Dorothy    Somerset    27
Prof.   Woods   Portrait .'.      27
The    Faculty -The   Editor   28
U.B.C.'s   First  Varsity   Review—Dorothy   Somerset   29
Dr.   Gordon   Shrum —The   Editor    30
Travels   in   Europe-—Dorothy   Taylor   30
Deaths .".            32
Births   and   Marriages  _ _ __ _    33
CALGARY—S. Aubrey Kerr, B.A. '40, 336 - 5th
Ave., N.E., Calgary, Alta.
KAMLOOPS—Miss Evelyn M. Bradley, B.A. '44,
(Exec.   Member)   204  Seymour  St.,  Kamloops,
British Columbia.
KELOWNA—Winston A. Shilvock, B.A., '31, 267
Bernard Ave., Kelowna, B.C.
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.
B.A. '23. 420 Market St., San Francisco 11.
OTTAWA—Dr.   George   F.   Davidson,   B.A.   '28,
Deputy Minister of Health & Welfare, Ottawa,
PENTICTON—Mrs.   C.   McLeod,   B.A.   '41,   920
Carey St., Penticton, B.C.
PORTLAND—Dave   B.   Charlton,   B.A.   '25,   1834
S.W. Vista. Portland 1, Ore.
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, WTash.
B.A.Sc. '37, 1000 South Fremont Ave., Alham-
bra, California.
SUMMERLAND—Maurice    Welsh,    B.S.A.    '38,
(Past President) Summerland, B.C.
TORONTO—Roy V. Jackson, B.A. '43, Apt. 38 -
48 Glenview Ave., Toronto, Ont.
TRAIL—Dr. C. A. H. Wrright, B.Sc '17, 306 Ritchie
Ave., Trail, B.C.
VICTORIA—Gil  J.   Smith,   B.A.   '49,  Room  328,
Pemberton Bldg., Victoria, B.C.
(Except in the case of Kamloops and Summerland,
the Alumnus named is President of the Branch.—
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By Dean Myron Weaver
The purpose of this contribution to the CHRONICLE is to emphasize the part which the alumni
of the University of British Columbia have played
in the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine
and to indicate means by which they can assist its
development. However, there is no thought to ignore or even minimize the generous services of
non-alumni. It should also be emphasized that,
although this review will have to do largely with
medical men, physician-alumni were not alone in the
planning for this youngest Faculty of Medicine in
Canada. What our doctors have done has been in
accordance with the high tradition that physicians
are key figures in the perpetuation of medical education.
Perhaps the most important medical figure in
the founding of the University was Dr. Henry
Esson Young who became Minister of Education in
the Provincial Government. In 1907, he introduced
the "University Endowment Act'' which was followed in 1908 by "The University Act" under the
authorization of which plans were developed for a
University which would include a full complement
of Professional schools.
It was while Dr. Young was Minister of Education that Dr. F. F. Wesbrook was invited to
assume the presidency of the University of British
Columbia. In retrospect, it seems most likely that
a Faculty of Medicine would have been established
in British Columbia during Dr. Wesbrook's administration had it not been for his untimely death
in 1918. Mrs. Wesbrook, who still lives in Vancouver, recalls that some of the medical leaders of
a quarter century ago who were most earnest in
their labours to have a Faculty of Medicine were
Doctors R. E. McKechnie (Chancellor of the University from 1918 to 1944). H. W. Riggs, A. S.
Monro, R. C. Boyle and J. A. Pearson.
A considerable number of doctors were members
of the original convocation of the University. As
one reads through the list, he encounters the names
of Dr. F. J. Bul'ler, Dr. Anson Frost. Dr. J. W. Ar-
buckle. Dr. J. W. Auld, Dr. F. W. Brydone-Jack.
Dr. W. D. Burnett, Dr. J. S. Burris (Kamloops),
Dr. B. W. D. Gillies, Dr. George E. Gillies. Dr. E.
C. Hart (Victoria), Dr. G. H. Manchester (New
Westminster), Dr. J. H. MacDermot. Dr. K. D.
Panton, Dr. George Wilson (New Westminster),
and Dr. G. H. Worthington.
Dr. Austin B. Schinbein was also among the
physician-members of the original Convocation.
Until his death in 1951. Dr. Schinbein was very
active in planning for a medical school. He was
in a particularly favourable position to exercise his
wisdom and knowledge of medical training in this
direction because he served as a member of the
University Senate and of the Board of Governors.
In 1949, President MacKenzie established a committee to advise him on current problems of the
recently established Faculty of Medicine. The
efforts of this committee were supplementary to
those  of  an   earlier  Senate   Committee   under   the
Chairmanship of Dean J. N. Finlayson, which had
had much to do from 1944 onward with the decision
to start a medical school.
The President's Committee on the organization
of the Faculty of Medicine included U.B.C. graduates Dr. Frank Turnbull (Arts '23), Dr. Arthur
Bagnall (Arts '32), Dr. J. W. Shier (Arts '23) and
Dr. D. M. Whitelaw (Arts '34). This committee
performed invaluable services while a search was
in progress for suitable teaching staff. It also was
consulted frequently by the Dean and other administrative officers of the University concerning entrance requirements for the medical school, tuition
charges, and the curriculum of the medical course.
In addition to the President's committee, a number of University alumni members of the Universitv
teaching staff performed major services in the organization of the Medical Faculty. These included
Dean Blythe Eagles (Arts '22) and Dr. E. C. Black
(M.A. '35).
In the present teaching staff of the Faculty of
Medicine, consisting of two hundred and eleven
members, are a number of U.B.C. alumni of whom
the following occupy full-time positions:- Dr.
Edgar C. Black, Associate Professor of Physiology ;
Dr. Marvin Darrach, Professor and Head of the
Department of Biochemistry; Dr. William C. Gibson, Associate Professor and Chairman of the De-
Dean  Myron  Weaver   (left)  and Mr.  Aubrey F.  Roberts
(right) Chairman of the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund
Board of Directors, with Mr. Ed. Simmons, donor of the
Simmons and McBride Lectureship.
partment of Neurological Research; Dr. W. J. Pol-
glase, Associate Professor of Biochemistry; and Dr.
D. M. Whitelaw, Associate Professor of Medicine
and Director of the Out-patients Department of the
Vancouver Hospital. In addition the following alumni give generously of their services as part-time
teachers: Doctors J. W. Arbuckle, A. W. Bagnall.
(Continued on page 7)
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H. Gourlav, K. W. Grauer, E. A. Jones. R. H. Marshall, A. K. Mathisen, J. E. McDonagh, H A. Mac-
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McLean. R. J. Paine, R. A. Palmer, J. L. Parnell. F.
P. Patterson, J. Piters, G. C. Robinson, W. W.
Simpson, P. W. Spohn. A. James Stewart, W. H.
Sutherland, J. A. Traynor, Frank Turnbull, G. C.
Walsh, J. W. Whitelaw, W. M. G. Wilson and R. A.
In outlining the role visualized for alumni of
the University in the future development of the
Faculty of Medicine, it is felt that they can make
many important contributions in addition to the
function of medical alumni as teachers. There have
been important gifts of money, books, teaching aids,
bursaries and prizes, as well as generous support of
research projects. However, there is need of additional money for student aid. Writh the annual cost
of not less than $1,200 to $1,400 (where the student
is not a resident of Vancouver), many students find
it impossible to save enough money for the year
ahead out of summer earnings. Only recently a very
capable student in the fourth year of the medical
course was faced with the possibility of having to
drop out of school on the very threshhold of graduation because of lack of funds. Fortunate^ it was
possible to award him a bursary donated recently
by the internists of the Province.
Student aid is not always best in the form of
bursaries and prizes. There is need also for revolving loan funds where the money can be paid back
after the graduate has established himself in practice.
Money is very much needed to defray the expense of visiting lecturers. Although some funds
for this purpose have been available, including the
Merck Lectureship Fund and the Simmons Lectureship, it would be possible to invite more outstanding
medical teachers to Vancouver if their expenses
could be met by the Faculty of Medicine.
There is the prospect of establishing a Medical
Research Fund within the framework of the Alumni
U.B.C. Development Fund. Although the Faculty
of Medicine has received an excellent response from
federal agencies, and from private foundations and
leading pharmaceutical companies there is urgent
need for a Fund to assist in the early phases of new
research undertakings, to support the young researcher who may not be well enough known to
grant-making bodies to get help from them, and to
supplement research grants where these prove inadequate.
Alumni support is urgently needed also in connection with a building programme for the Faculty
of Medicine. The medical school accepted its first
class in 1950. and in May, 1954, there will be the
first graduating class of approximately sixty doctors. While students have received an excellent
medical education under the devoted and capable
faculty which has been assembled, there is grave
need for permanent buildings.
At present, all departmental space, including
lecture halls, has resulted from adaptation of the
limited space which it has been possible for the
Vancouver General Hospital to allocate to the medi
cal school, and by borrowing such facilities as the
Auditorium in the T.B. Hospital on Willow Street,
which is currently used throughout the week for
student lectures.
A Medical Sciences Building is required on the
U.B.C. campus, where the pre-clinical departments
are functioning in approximately one third of the
space normally felt indispensable for such instruction. It is thus necessary to keep constantly in
mind the need for capital investment both at Point
Grey and to provide clinical facilities at the Vancouver General Hospital.
With the continued assistance of the alumni
along the lines suggested, it will be possible to
hasten the day when the medical school can creditably fulfill all the functions which are expected of it.
These include, in addition to the graduation of
competent practitioners of medicine, the provision
of graduate and post-graduate medical training, the
training of auxiliary personnel such as physical
therapists, occupational therapists, medical technicians and others who contribute to complete health
care. It will also hasten the day when it may be
justified to establish a Faculty of Dentistry at the
University of British Columbia.
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Through the generosity of some Vancouver friends of
the University, a series of lectures in the history of Christianity is being offered this year. During the fall term Dr.
John W. Grant, Professor of Church History at Union
College, will deliver ten lectures on "The Influence of
Christianity Upon European Civilization," beginning Tuesday, October 6. Lectures will resume on January 12, with
a further series of ten on "The Influence of Christianity
Upon the Civilizations of Asia". The lectures will be given
in Arts 206, at 12:30 noon, on Tuesdays and Fridays and
are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The President's
Committee on Spiritual Values is sponsoring the series.
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At the start of a new University term it is appropriate for me to tell you something of what has
occured on the campus during the past few months
and something of what we hope for during the current winter session.
The summer months were busy ones for the
University. We conducted an extremely successful
Summer Session, with an increased enrolment of
slightly more than 1,000. The Department of Extension again broke new ground in its summer
courses, as well as improving and expanding its
annual "Summer School of the Theatre".
■ As an experiment a general Conference on Education was organized and this met with remarkable
public response. More than 1,000 persons attended
the open sessions of this conference, a figure which
indicates the interest in this field and the importance
which educators in British Columiba attach to matters of this kind.
Now we are faced with a new term—and new
Our enrolment has again increased—not greatly
—just the forerunner of the tremendous increases
we may expect in the next few years, when the
swollen enrolments of our public and high schools
spill over into University classes.
I wish I could tell you that when we are faced
with these increasing numbers of students we will
be able to house them adequately. Unfortunately
despite the considerable building program of the
past few years, the backlog of building needs still
to be met is very considerable. The buildings we
have completed were built with future growth in
mind, but we badly need a new Arts Building,
a building for Medical Science on the campus, and
more permanent residences for both women and
Discussion panel before an audience which filled the University auditorium on the last day of the Conference on
Left   to   right:    Dr.   Kenneth   D.   Benne,   Dr.   J.   Ranton
Mcintosh, Dr. Ira Dilworth, Dr. T. Raymond McConnell,
Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew (Chairman), Dr. Jacques Barzun.
As the Chronicle goes to press an announcement has
reached the Editor to the effect that the British Empire
Games Swimming Pool will be erected adjacent to the
U.B.C. War Memorial Gymnasium. It is expected that
work will be started on the site at once.
It is a pleasure to record that every year has seen
increased support from Alumni, private individuals,
and business firms of this province, all of whom
have contributed generously to scholarships and
bursaries for deserving students, as well as to a
variety of other much needed facilities. We are
particularly proud of the loyalty of the University's
graduates and we particularly appreciate the continuing support of the government and legislature
of the province.
There have been a number of staff changes during the summer. The most important of these I
have already reported to you. In addition I think it
well to mention that the Department of Extension
has a new chief and that Dr. Gordon Shrum. who
has served the University so well as head of Extension since 1937 has retired from that post to give
full time to his many other and equally important
responsibilities. In his place the Universitv has
appointed Dr. John Friesen, who comes to us after
serving as Director of Adult Education and as Director of Field Service with the Manitoba Pool
Dr. Friesen served during the war as a navigator
with the Royal Canadian Air Force, completed a
tour of duty over Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Fie is a graduate of the
University of Manitoba and has a doctor's degree
in the field of adult education from Columbia.
You will also be interested to learn that an old
friend of many of you. Professor Ian McTaggart-
Cowan, on returning from a year in the United
Kingdom on a Nuffield Fellowship, has been appointed Head of the Department of Zoology, succeeding Dr. W. A. Clemens, who retired during the
As I mentioned earlier we are in a new term,
facing new challenges, but the standards of this
University remain high, and the quality of its teaching staff and of its students are a credit to the province. With them we can face the future with
confidence knowing that the University will play
its part in the future of our province and our nation.
As a fitting climax to one of the most successful years
in history the joint Convocation-Alumni Association dinner
on Thursday, Novmber 19th, will feature one of our own
well-known graduates as principal speaker, B.C.'s Attorney-
General, The Hon. Robert W. Bonner.
The affair, which starts at 6:45 p.m. in U.B.C.'s Brock
Hall, will also see presentation of the 1953 Development
Fund proceeds to U.B.C. President MacKenzie.
Association members are reminded that nominations
for positions on the Board of Management must be received
by the Alumni Director on or before October 30th.
Nominations for positions on the Convocation Executive Council will be made at the dinner. Please mail your
cheques (payable to "U.B.C. Alumni Association") for your
tickets today.   ($2.00 single).
In introducing Mr. Spencer at Congregation on
May 15th, 1952, the President of the University of
British Columbia said :
"Mr. Chancellor, I have the honour to present
to you Mr. Christopher Spencer, merchant, philanthropist and a 'founding father' of this University.
As a merchant, the name of Mr. Spencer has become
intimately associated with the economic life of this
province; as a philanthropist he has given gener-
ouslv to a wide variety of service for the welfare and
development of this region; as a founder of this
University, he was one of that devoted and far-
seeing company which included Robie Reid, S. D.
Scott, R. P. McLennan, Campbell Sweeney. Denis
Murphy, and R. E. McKechnie. He served on the
Board of Governors from 1919 to 1935, and since
then he has demonstrated his lively interest and
support in a variety of ways, among others, by
making it possible, through a scholarship programme, for many young people of this Province to
proceed to a university education.
"In recognition of his contributions to the economic, cultural and educational life of the province,
I take great pleasure in presenting a pre-eminent
citizen—Mr. Chris Spencer—for the highest honour
this University can bestow—the degree of honorary
Doctor of Laws.
It was as a merchant that Mr. Spencer was best
known, and it was a title which he carried with
pride. From the year 1883 when as a boy of fifteen
he left school and started to work in his father's
store, through 1907 when he opened the Vancouver
store, until 1948 when as President of David Spencer Limited he announced the sale of the chain of
department stores to the T. Eaton Company Ltd..
the store and the employees of the store had been
his prime business interest.
There were other business interests it is true.
lie was a director of several companies, including
one of the banks and a large life insurance company, but he always preferred to be known as a
He was far more than that of course. Throughout his life he was active in the community. He
served as President of the Canadian Club and of
the Board of Trade. He was one of those behind
the formation of the Vancouver Welfare Federation
(now the Community Chest and Council of Vancouver) and was its first president. He was one of
the founder-members of the Vancouver Foundation
and also of the Vancouver Art Gallery. During
the last war he headed the National War Savings
Campaign in B.C., and for that and other work during the war he was decorated with the C.B.E.
Mr. Spencer was an active and interested member of Ryerson United Church in Kerrisdale. He
also maintained a close contact with the extension
work of the Church, and with the operation of
LInion College on the university campus.
Horn in Victoria May 17. 1868
Died at Vancouver May 31. 1953
Young people had a special appeal for Mr. Spencer, and he was particularly interested in organizations such as the Boy Scouts, which he served as
a member of the Canadian General Council.
The Chris Spencer Foundation which he established in 1949 had its accent on the service of youth
through the establishment of scholarships at the
University of British Columbia, and the financial
assistance of organizations devoted to the service
of young people.
The scholarships enable high school students
to continue their education at the university. Some,
known as "Special" scholarships, are awarded both
for scholastic ability and for character as evidenced
by participation in student affairs and athletics.
These "Special" scholarships are automatically renewed through a successful student's undergraduate years.
The form of these scholarships is typical of the
attitude Mr. Spencer had towards others. He firmly
believed that young people should be given every
opportunity for education, particularly young people
of ability, character, and integrity.
Mr. Chris, as he was affectionately known to his
hundreds of employees and friends, disliked "side"
and pomposity, and avoided publicity unless he
could be persuaded it would assist some worthy
cause. He was happiest in the midst of his family
and friends. .Sitting silently, with eyes twinkling
mischievously, he loved to watch others enjoying
themselves. He had a keen business mind, and the
ability to sift quickly through conflicting factors to
the essentials of a problem, and in discussion he
would quietly and disarmingly ask the important
question, giving the clue to its solution.
All who knew Mr. Chris are the richer for the
experience. Many who could not know him will
vet benefit from his faith in the future of British
Columbia and in the young people who will live
SITTING (from left): Ken Wate, Ross Black, Sid Collicutt, Don Blake, Tommy Newmarch, Paul King, Guy Kennedy,
Bert Mullen. STANDING: Norm Wood, Jim Cochrane, Bill Buhler, Alec Van Allen, Ron Stewart, Bill Reynolds, Hal
Moorhead, Al Chard, Don Stewart, Gil D'Aoust, Dave Forsythe,   Dr.   Ralph   Patterson,   Wally   Poole   and   Jack   Lundie.
(This article, with accompanying cuts, was contributed by J. A. (Jock) Lundie, B.A. '24, Public
Relations Manager of the Powell River Company.
U.B.C. Alumni are well represented in Powell
River, home of the world's largest single newsprint
mill. Most of them are following their chosen professions in engineering, physics, and chemistry with
the Powell River Company, or teaching at the
Mrooks High School, while the remainder have
found the Varsity background useful in other fields
of endeavor.
Among those helping the pulp and paper company produce  are:
Frank J. Bennett, B.A. Sc. '50, Technical Assistant;
R. M. Black, B.A.Sc. '32, Mechanical Engineer, General
Supt. of Services; Donald H. R. Blake, B.A.Sc. '43, P.Eng.
'52, Industrial Engineer; William Buhler, B.A.Sc. '50, Training Supervisor; Alfred E. Chard, B.A.Sc. '40, Forest Eng.,
Development Engineer; James A. Cochrane, B.A.Sc. '45,
M.A. '47, Chemical Engineer; Sidney A. Collicutt, B.A.Sc.
'39, Supt. Technical Services; J. Gilbert D'Aoust, B.A.Sc.
'27, P.Eng. '39, Mechanical Engineer; Frank A. Dickson,
B.A.Sc. '42, Asst. Sulphite Supt.; D. David Forsythe, B.A.
Sc. '53, Physicist; Walter J. Hardy, B.A.Sc '52, Mechanical
Engineer; David Alan Harper, B.Com '42; Gerald E. G.
Harrison, B.A.Sc. '48, Mechanical Engineer; Robert Hogan,
B.A.Sc. '50, Mechanical Engineer; J. C. Hunter, B.A.Sc.
'50, Chemical Engineer; Mel Julson, B.A.Sc. '44, Electrical
Supt.; Mrs. M Julson (Phyllis Wayles); John L. Keays,
B.A., B.A.Sc '41, M.A.Sc. '42, Ph.D.(McGill) '49, Supt.
Research and Development; W. J. Guy Kennedy, B.A.Sc.
'49, Civil Engineer; Paul King, BA. '34, Public Relations;
J. A. Lundie, B.A. '24, Public Relations Mgr.; John McMillan, B.A. '38, B.Com., Asst. Manager, Kelley Spruce
Ltd.; Harold P. J. Moorhead, B.A.Sc. '33, Chief Engineer;
Mrs H. P J. Moorhead (Miriam Day-Smith), B.A. '35;
Albert C. Mullen, B.A.Sc. '50, Mechanical Engineer; Leonard A. Murphy, B.A.Sc. '51, Mechanical Engineer; Thomas
F. R. Newmarch, B.A.Sc. '47, Chemical Engineer; Ralph
F. Patterson, B.A.Sc. '39, M.A.Sc. '40, Ph.D. (McGill) '42,
Technical Director; J. J. Pegues, B.A. '50, Forester; W.
Reynolds, B.A.Sc. '50, Chemical Engineer; D. L. Stewart,
B.A.Sc. '46, Chemical Engineer: Ronald M. Stewart, B.A.
Sc. '40, Plant Engineer; Mrs. R. M. Stewart (Ena C.
Clarke), B.A. '38; Alexander M. Van Allen, B.A.Sc. '40,
P.Eng. '51, Assistant to General Superintendent of Paper
Production; E Norman Walton, B.A.Sc. '42, P.Eng. '50,
Industrial Engineer; Mrs. E. N. Walton (Doris Helen
Turnbull), B.A. '40; G. Ken Wate, B.A.Sc. '46, Chemical
Engineer; Harry Willis, B.A., B.Com. '35, Cashier; N. M.
Wood, B.A.Sc. '46, Chemical Engineer; Howard H. Yerex,
B.A Sc. '50, Electrical Engineer.
U.B.C.   talent   is   well   represented   among   the
company's   top   executives   and   directors  with:
Harry   Andrews,   B.Sc.   '20,   Vice-President;   Maj.-General
Harry Letson, B.Sc. '19, Ph.D., LL.D., Director, and John
Liersch, B.A. '26, B.A.Sc. '27, M.F., Vice-President.
Teaching high school students in Powell River
this year are :
Henry T. Barker, B.A. '44; Colin W. Brown, B.A. '50;
Stephen G. Brynjolfson, B.A. '44, Principal; J. A. (Vito)
Cianci, B.A. '32; Miss Ina S. Dearing, B.A. '41; John D.
Farr, B.A. '50; William S. Foster, BA.Sc. '50; John L.
Grantham, B.A.Sc. '50; Hubert Earl Johns, B.A. '46, T.T.
'52; Miss Ada J Kirk, B.H.E. '48; Miss Jean Leiper, B.P.E.
'47; Robert J McCubbin, B.A. '42; William D. MacLeod,
B.A. '44; Miss Verne Martinson, B.A. '46, T.T. '51; David
M. Mitchell, B.A. '31, Vice-principal; Miss Irene M. Savard,
B.A. '20; John Earl Watt, B.A '50.
Cyril J. Bennett, B.A. '45, B.Com. '45, Ed. T. Personnel
(Summer School), is the School Board Secretary.
(Newly Appointed)—Richard A. Hibbert, B.A. '44;
Joseph Lotzkar, B A. '50, M.A. (Wash.); Miss Ruth Margaret Simonsen, B.H.E. '52.
Practising medicine in Powell River are former U.B.C.
men, Dr. H. Edward White, B.A. '34, M.D., and Dr. William D. Panton, M.D., with T. Lee Brown,. B.Comm. '48,
looking after Powell River Hospital's accounts. In the
field of dentistry there is Aldo J. Vizzutti, B.A. '49, D.D.S.,
Page 10 and Charles J. Naughton, D.D.M., who spent three years
at U.B.C.
Alumni J. S. P. Johnson, LLB. '50, and Herbert Matthews, B.A., LL.B., are among the districts shining legal
lights, while Rev. W. Robin Andrews, B.A. '48, B.D., (Mrs.
Andrews, the former Louise Fawcett, also has her B.A. '49),
and Rev. James Russell, LP.L., are ministering to the
community's religious needs.
Practising optometrists, William A. Jones and R. R.
(Bob)  Craig, took their pre-optometry courses at U.B.C.
Actually, it is not surprising that so many U.B.C.
Alumni have been attracted to Powell River. Apart
from the geographical proximity, Powell River has
had close bonds with the University for some time.
During the war years Varsity students were employed in the mill to ease the labor shortage in
those difficult days and to relieve employees on
summer vacations. Out of these circumstances arose
an arrangement between the Company and the
University in 1946, whereby Powell River has annually employed scores of undergraduates each
summer. In addition to this main body of students
employed for general purposes, smaller groups of
upper classmen in the various engineering fields
have been employed each summer since 1948 to gain
practical knowledge of the pulp and paper making
processes. Some have already made this industry
their career, as a result of this training plan. Powell
River students attending the University are assured
of employment in the mill during the summer holidays.
Encouragement of prospective forest and wood
chemistry graduates by way of scholarships and
grants is another Powell River policy. To stimulate research in wood chemistry, a $700-a-year scholarship has been awarded by the company to honour
graduates in chemical engineering since  1944.
Inaugurated in 1948 to support a chair in Forest
Pathology at U.B.C, a grant of $5,000 is made annually by the Company as a further contribution to
scientific forestry research.
Two other special awards have been sponsored
annually by the Company. One is a $75 prize and
book award for the best technical paper submitted
at the annual meeting of the technical section. Western Branch, Canadian Pulp & Paper Association.
The other is a $150 scholarship awarded to the Powell River student with the highest marks in Junior
Powell River's recent donation of $3,500 to the
University has resulted in the preparation of an
independent  town  planning  program  this  summer
for the Powell River area by three members of the
U.B.C. School of Architecture — Barry Chaster,
Alartin Opie and Blair Macdonald.
It is in such ways as these that the Company
has maintained its policy of co-operation with the
University and. judging by the response of the
Alumni, the policy has met with their approval.
Dean Walter Gage announced recently the names of
the winners of this year's ten U.B.C. Alumni Association
Scholarships, each of the value of $250. The Scholarships
are made possible by the Alumni Association's annual giving programme. They are assigned regionally, one scholarship going to a student in each of ten provincial districts.
It can be readily seen that in this way this very important
educational assistance given by the Alumni reaches into
every part of the Province.
Applicants for the scholarships "must take the written
examinations conducted in June by the Department of Education, Victoria. The Scholarships will be awarded on the
basis of the marks obtained in these examinations in conjunction with qualities of character and general citizenship.''
Following are the names of the winners, each of whom
will attend the University during the current session:
Michael John Fraser, Nelson; George Sholto Hebenton,
Penticton; Else von Rosen, Oliver; James Clifford Taylor,
Kamloops; Thomas Alfred Nordstrom, Armstrong; John
Arnot Clark, Vancouver; Patricia Margaret Wilks, Vancouver; Barbara Elizabeth Hart, Pleasantside; Marilyn Jill
Bassett, Victoria; Henry Emerson McCandless, Port Alberni..
Agenda for the P.-T.A
Commensurable  to  the  rule
In  Social  Studies,  Dancing, Gym,
My boy is doing well at school.
But is school doing well at him?
—Hamilton Fogge.
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VlHonamel— iVlonaSeal Ul/iLlKo
Page  11 SMATTERINGS       MAKYTH       MAN       By Hamilton Gubb, B.A.
As you may recall, one of our professors of English handed a general knowledge quiz to one of his
classes, last year or so, and was aghast and agog
to find how little did the class' general knowledge
agree with his. (It sticks in my mind that somebody
was horsing around in the Chronicle on the subject
of this quiz.) Well, my fellow-scholars, I now have
before me a copy of this quiz. I have had a shot at
some of the answers, and on the whole I've done
pretty well. True, a few of the questions left me
a little uncertain. For example. I'm not sure if the
telephone was invented by Gertrude Bell or by
Satan. Similarly, when I am asked what country
Canton is in, I don't know whether to say Inner
Russia or Outer Russia. But let us forget my failures. Let us examine the ones I got pretty well
I did fine on the "who wrote" section.
Who wrote:
Pilgrim's  Progress—Roosevelt
War and Peace?—Stalin
The Tempest?—Fugit
The Divine Comedy?—Marilyn Munroe
Tom Jones?—Jack Robinson
Robinson Crusoe?—Winnipeg Free Press
Point Counterpoint?—Emily Post and Albert Payson
Childe Harold?—Mr Winch
Ode to the West Wind?—Paulin 'Freckles" Johnson
The Importance of Being Ernest?—Hemingway
The Return of the Native?—Fisheries Dept. Pamphlet
The Ring and the Book?—A syndicate of turf accountants
The Vicar of Wakefield?—Cromwell
The Idylls of the "King?—Lily Langtry, the Jersey Lily
Vanity Fair?—Bob Benchley, in part
Strange Interlude ?■—Aimee Semple MacPherson
Another easy section was "For what were the
following chiefly famous ?"
Jean Calvin—Mother of Coolidge
Roald Amundsen?—Scott's Emulsion
Thomas a Becket?—Boxing
William Caxton?—Motor horns
Horace?—"Go west, young man"
Descartes ?—Canasta
Sir Christopher Wren?—A. A. Milne
Sir Henry Irving?—"My Blue Heaven"
Enrico Caruso?—Alexander Selkirk
Plutarch ?—Capitalism
Galilei Galileo?—Neapolitan folk songs
Dr. Wm. Harvey?—Rabbits
Vitus J. Bering—Dancing
Leon Trotsky?—Dancing
Peter  Tchaikovsky?—Handkerchiefs   .   .   .   double-purpose
ones, for sneezing and crying
And so it goes, so it goes. Once you get into the
swing of general knowledge it becomes second nature. You can play it by ear, so to speak. I confess.
though, that I was at a loss to name three living
Canadian painters, so I just wrote down Karsh,
Karsh, Karsh. After all. his strength is as the
strength of three. Three living Canadian novelists
was a toughie, too, because most of them are obviously dead. But if people who turn out fiction can
be called novelists, that widens the field. What about
Lord Beaverbrook? What about the man who describes those hockey games? (Foster Hewitt, is it?)
What about CBC special events men? What about
radio news commentators? These last are very
much living . . . you can hear them enjoying the
vibrance of their own tones. And what about those
masters of fiction, graduates at Homecoming time?
Living in the past is still living, isn't it?
As for three living Canadian poets . . . well,
that's a good question.   Poets don't make a living
at all, but I see what you mean. My first three
would be: Mrs. Elsie Dodds Spink, secretary of the
Spuzzum branch of the Canadian Authors' Association, who wrote "The Little Washerwoman of
Walla Walla, Wash."; Professor Roder.'ck Bland
Shadd. of Keremeos College, who wrote "The Sinking of a Barge Full of Tractors on Its Way to
Kitimat Through the Ghostly Fog"; and J. K.
Bloot, who wrote "My Mind to Me a Trauma Is".
What a varied three! Yet they have something in
■ft -^ -k
Basil  Robinson to  Captain  First
Touring All-Canada Cr'cket Team
H. Basil Robinson (B.A. '40). one of B.C.'s most
popular and versatile athletes, has been chosen by
the National Association to captain the first Canadian cricket side to go on tour and to play an International Test Match. The All-Canada eleven will
play County and other top teams in England next
year during July and August, and will meet Pakistan in a Test Match, probably at Lord's. The first
Canadian ever to win an Oxford Blue in cricket, a
fine all-rounder, he was first chosen to captain a
Canadian side in 1951 against a touring- M.C.C.
Basil, who is with the Canadian Department of
External Affairs, was posted to London, England,
during the past year and will have ample time to
watch the various County sides in action before being joined by former U.B.C. Coach Tom Brierley,
Vancouver's Bill Hendy. and the other members of
the Canadian side in the United Kingdom.    —F.J.T.
The Spirit of Adventure
CANADA has always been a challenge to
the adventurous. Her wealth was hidden, her
geography and climate raised obstacles to development. The stories of the men and women who
responded are the substance of Canadian history.
Today the spirit of adventure is as strong as
ever. But now explorers comb the wilderness from
the air with electronic devices for minerals undreamed of by Mackenzie and his companions in
their birch bark canoe. In laboratories, on
experimental farms, painstaking research workers
penetrate the unknown.
Countless Canadians are helping in the search
for better things. Through our more than 630
branches from coast to coast, in the outposts and
in cities and towns, we are an integral part of this
Over 630 Branches
From Walla Walla, Washington, comes word
that Dr. Charles J. Armstrong, Vice-President of
Whitman College there, and dean of the Faculty,
has been selected President of Pacific Universitv-,
Forest Grove, near Portland, Oregon, and will take
up his new duties on October 1st.
Dr. Armstrong has had a varied and outstanding
career in University work since taking- his degree
at U.B.C. with first-class honours in Classics in
1932, followed by a further year's studv here. At
Harvard he was awarded a Ph.D. in classical philology in 1936. Subsequently he was classical teacher
for short periods at Rollinst College (3 years), Dartmouth (2 years), and Brown University (2 years),
where he was also Assistant to the Dean. In 1943
he went to Whitman as Director of the Navy V-12
Officer Training Program, and in 1945 became Dean
of administration and Associate Professor of
Classics. He was elected to a Professorship of Latin
in 1947 and in 1951 was made Vice-President of the
College and Dean of the Faculty.
As President of Pacific University he will direct
one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in
the West, for the University was founded by Congregational missionaries in 1849. It is still affiliated
with the Congregational church and. in fact. Dr.
Armstrong is the first president who is not a minister of that denomination. It has a traditional liberal arts undergraduate programme of studies, a
graduate school of arts and sciences and education,
and, in addition, a school of optometry.
In a letter written for Chronicle readers, Dr.
Armstrong writes: "I am looking forward very
much to the new position. Pacific was founded in
the strong liberal tradition of the New England
colleges (which in man}- respects resemble Canadian
institutions) and it will be my earnest endeavor to
continue and strengthen that liberal arts program
which I have always believed is the backbone of
American and Canadian education." And, he adds,
"We shall always welcome U.B.C. visitors on the
(Special to the "Chronicle")
FREDERICTON, N.B., September 15, 1953-
ada's youngest university president in history. Colin
Bridges Mackay, is a
graduate of the University of British
Columbia Law
School, having received his LL.B. degree in the Class of
(The university he
heads, the 153-year-
old University of
New Brunswick, is
some 3,000 miles
away, situated in
Fredericton, the capital city of his native
province.) At the
age of 33, Mr. Mackay has assumed the rwr—""■=-■ - i
leadership of the un-  H^^H^^^^^^^S»^"-"fc
iversity he attended   ^^^^™BiBllMHiHsHIPrKi»f!
a     little    over     ten      C0LIN B- MACKAY, B.A., U.B., '49
years ago as a  student, where he gained his  B.A.,
with a major in history, in 1942.
It was in 1947, however, after taking first-year
law at Harvard, that Mr. Mackay decided to attend
the University of British Columbia Law School for
the main reason, as he says, that "I am a great admirer of Dr. Larry MacKenzie." This admiration
arose from his association with Dr. MacKenzie while
the latter was president of the University of New
Brunswick in the late thirties and early forties.
Today, seated in his new office, which is situated
in the UNB Arts Building overlooking the beautiful
St. John River valley, Mr. Mackay wistfully recalls
his two years at UBC. "I am a strong admirer of
the west," he confesses. "I loved the university and
the people, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my two-year stay at UBC."
While at the latter institution, Mr. Mackav remembers the fact that the law school, at the time,
consisted of converted army huts. He was in Vancouver when the new Law School was opened last
fall, attending the sessions of the Canadian Bar
His first recollection of some of his superiors at
UBC is of Dr. George Curtis, Dean of the Law
School. Mr. Mackay took lectures from Dr. Curtis,
and he recalls that Bob Bonner, now Attorney-
General of British Columbia, was in the class ahead.
Other instructors under whom Mr. Mackay
studied are Professors Fred Read, Gilbert Kennedy
and George A. McAllister. The latter, incidentally,
is now professor of law at the University of New
Brunswick Law School, which Mr. Mackay himself
now heads.
Mr. Mackay's extra-curricular activities on the
UBC campus were at a minimum, he says, because
he felt "a little too old for that" and he was intent
(Continued on page 24)
Page  13 ALUMNAE
(Items of Alumnae news for these columns are
invited in the form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor, U.B.C.
Alumni Chronicle, The Brock Building, U.B.C,
for the next issue not later than November 15th.)
One of nine women in 33 years to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Toronto is Norah E. Michener (nee Willis, B.A. '22).
Her degree was conferred in June.
Mrs. Michener is the wife of D. Roland Michener, Esq., Q.C., LL-D., who is the representative of
the Rhodes Trust in Canada, a Rhodes Scholar, a
practising lawyer, a former Cabinet Minister under
Ontario Premier George Drew, and now a member
of the House of Commons, elected in the last Federal election.
Her husband's political campaign was at its
height at the time Mrs. Michener took her Ph.D.
examination. The evening before her oral she had
played hostess to a political gathering of some
thirty people at her home! The subject of her thesis
was "The Integral Humanism of Jacques Maritain
Related to His Philosophy of the Person."
She chose to make this special study of the distinguished French Christian thinker "because, unlike the more publicized atheist, existentialist Sartre,
his philosophy forms a consistent Christian background for present-day democracy". She hopes soon
to rewrite the thesis in book form.
During the summer she also made a hurried trip
to England to attend the half-century Rhodes Scholar reunion at Oxford where she represented her
husband, kept at home by the general election date.
Mrs. Michener, by the way, admits to the pen name
of "Janet Peters" who writes a cooking section for
a magazine and contributes to the Bride's Book.
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Among the 43 women from eleven different
countries who travelled to Paris in August for a
two-weeks seminar was Mrs. E. A. Jenkins (nee
Lillian Mary Youds, B.A. '32). She was western
representative from Canada for women in co-operatives.  The seminar, held under the joint auspices of
UNESCO and the International Co-operative Alliance, had the theme, "Role of Women in Co-operative  Economy and  Culture".
Margaret Johnson, who received her Arts degree
and Social Work diploma at UBC, and who has
been assistant professor in the School of Social
Work for some years, has left to take a top post
with the United States Children's Bureau. She will
be chief medical-social consultant for the Territory
of Alaska, with headquarters in Juneau, and will
have medical-social co-ordinating and consultative
responsibility for the whole Territory. Her work
will be with social workers and public health nurses.
During her eight years as a U.B.C. faculty member Miss Johnson helped plan and develop medical-
social work departments in Vancouver hospitals
and clinics. She was national chairman of the Committee on Standards in Medical and Psychiatric
Social Work, Canadian Association of Social Workers, from 1946-50, and president of the local branch,
Canadian Association of Social WTorkers, for one
year. Prior to joining the U.B.C. faculty in 1945 she
was provincial supervisor at the Provincial Board of
Health, Department of Tuberculosis Control.
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A director of one of the most interesting companies formed in recent months is Katharine Cook,
B.A. '48. The company is Boreham, Cook, Douglas,
Thomas and Robson Ltd., and all the directors are
physically handicapped either through polio-—as is
Katharine, or "Cooky" as she's known to her friends
—or as a result of spinal injuries.
A Vancouver businessman, Roy C. Douglas, realized that the five who now make up the Board were
good bets in the business world and he determined
to help them exploit their special talents. The recently incorporated holding company is the first
result of his interest.
Financed through the sale of preferred shares,
it will operate at least two subsidiary companies.
The first of these, Katherine Cook Ltd., opened a
couple of months ago. Its field will be office services, and its manager, of course, is "Cooky". She
is assisted by an advisory committee from the Al-
trusa Women's Service Club.
Before contracting polio she worked in the sales
department of the B. C. Telephone Company, and
for two years she has been employed in the Department of Education, correspondence branch.
ft ft ft
Becoming well known in the music world is
Arlene Nimmons, B.A. '49, who was back in Vancouver for the summer. During her stay here she
gave a series of three Sunday night recitals over
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporatoin network
and was soloist with the Vancouver Concert Orchestra on one programme.
Arlene began her musical studies at the West
Coast and went to Toronto's Royal Conservatory
of Music in 1947. In 1950 she won the Hazel Ireland
Eaton Scholarship; in 1952 she was awarded a Conservatory scholarship.
A highlight of her career was her appearance in
recital in Switzerland in the summer of 1952. Another was a performance at a Canadian League of
Composers Concert in April when she played Sonata
for Piano composed by her brother, Phillip Nim-
mons (B.A. '44).
From here Arlene goes on to recital engagements throughout the east.
ft ft -ir
Jean Moore, B.S.W. '48, has just been named
Youth and Training Secretary of the National Staff
of the YWCA of India. Headquarters at present are
at Lucknow, but are to be moved to New Delhi.
The two-year appointment has two aspects—
the directing of youth activities and the recruiting
and training of professional staff and volunteers.
Miss Moore's job will entail working closely with
a programme staff in local YWCA centres through
visits, correspondence, furnishing programme materials, conferences, training courses and summer
Miss Moore received her B.A. degree at the University of Alberta and her B.S.W. and M.S.W. degrees from U.B.C. She was with the YWCA in
Brandon and Hamilton and was Executive Director
of the Port Arthur YWCA.
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Kay (nee MacDonald, B.A. '50) and George Puil
(Teacher Training '53) have left for a year in England. George plans to get some teaching experience
in an English school and both hope to see as much
as possible during their year's stay. . . . Elizabeth
(Betty) Bryson, B.A. '51, winner of the Governor-
General's Gold Medal, is now doing graduate work
in the University of Illinois. She received her A.M.
there in June and is studying for a Ph.D. on a
second-year  fellowship.
Making a determined effort to see that the Home
Management Fund reaches its objective of $20,000
are members of the University Women's Club. Two
theatre nights were sponsored by the group and
from these a cheque for $450 was turned over to the
From an appeal to individual women a large
number of donations were received, many with notes
giving the reason for contributing. Some remembered their mothers working on the original appeal
for the establishment of the school 25 years ago.
Some were from parents of Home Ec. undergraduates.
Contributions to date indicate that the Home
Management House has a wide appeal to both individuals and groups. There are no doubt many
groups throughout the province who are keenly interested in Home Economics. A suggestion from
you might help bring in a contribution. Send it to
the committee in care of the Alumni Office, Brock
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Written for the Chronicle by President MacKenzie
September 23rd, 1953
In the pleasant and peaceful years prior to
World War I, those responsible for the administration of the universities of the British Isles decided
that it would be interesting and useful to bring
together occasionally the representatives of all the
universities in the British Empire, and to provide
them with a clearing house for information. And
so, in 1912, the Bureau of the Universities of the
British Empire was set up in London, and arrangements were made for a Congress to be held at five-
year intervals. Despite the tremendous destruction
of World War I and the dislocations caused by it,
these plans were carried out, the Congresses were
held, and the Bureau provided useful services,
among them the preparation and publication of the
Universities Handbook of the British Empire. The
last Congress was held in 1936, and Dr. Klinck, who
was then Presdient of the University of British Columbia, represented the University on that occasion.
No Congresses were held during World War II,
but in 1947 steps were taken to revive and reorganize both the Bureau and the Congress, and in 1948
the first meeting was held at the Universities of
Bristol and Oxford. This Congress had representatives from nearly every university of importance in
the Commonwealth and Empire. It also included
representatives from a number of Foundations and
several observers from universities in the United
States. Because of the changes which had taken
place in the Empire between 1912 and 1948, certain
changes were made in the constitution of the universities association, the name becoming "The Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth," and the scope of its activities expanded,
particularly in respect of the Bureau offices in
London. The University of British Columbia was
well represented on that occasion by Dean Walter
Gage, Dr. Kaye Lamb, Dr. Gordon Shrum, Professor Jacob Biely, and the President.
This year the meetings of the Congress were
held in Durham and Cambridge and our representatives were the Chancellor, Brigadier Sherwood
Lett; Dean S. N. F. Chant, Professor Ian McTag-
gart-Cowan, Dr. R. L. Vollum, one of our graduates who is on the staff of Oxford University and
who acts as the President's deputy at meetings of
the Council of the Association; Professor Geoffrey
Davies, and the President. In addition to these, the
wives of the delegates were also present and attended many of the meetings.
The topics discussed included "Government and
Universities," in which the Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler,
The Chancellor of the Exchequer; Dr. Harold W.
Dodds, the President of Princeton; Dr. E. G. Mah-
lerbe, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Natal, and I contributed papers. Another
session dealt with "Administration and Academic
Duties"—Sir Lawrence Bragg, the Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge; Dr.
J. L. Morrill, President, University of Minnesota;
Dr. D. Veale, Registrar of Oxford, and Sir Reginald
Verdon Smith, Chairman of the Council of the
University of Bristol, taking part. At later sessions
we discussed "Academic Mobility in the Commonwealth" (including plans for Commonwealth inter-
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change), "What Subject or Subjects Today Are
Best Fitted to Fill the Role Played Previously in
the University Curriculum by the Classics"; "Higher Technological Education," and "The Admission
and Selections of Students". At Durham, the question of "Academic Freedom and the Freedom of
the University", as well as matters relating to the
operation and management of universities were
discussed. Those who presented papers on these
various topics included Sir James Mountford, of
Liverpool; Sir Maurice Bowra, the Vice-Chancellor
of Oxford, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Chancellor of the
University of Delhi; Dr. Henry Wriston, President
of Brown University; Sir Ivor Jennings, of Ceylon,
and  others.
It is obviously impossible to give any detailed
description of a conference of this kind, which covered a period of two weeks, but there are two or
three general observations which I feel might be of
interest. The first is that the congresses provide a
most valuable opportunity for those who attend to
meet representatives of other universities from all
parts of the world, and to discuss in an informal way
their plans and problems. In this way one is able
to gain fresh perspectives about one's own institution, and about the work it is doing.
Another observation has to do with the value
and importance of discussion and eventual statement by a group of this kind about matters of major
importance. I have in mind, for instance, the value
of a statement by the Congress on such subjects as:
"The Place of Freedom in Society"; "The Importance and Possibilities of World Organization";
Agreement Upon the Values Which May Be Acceptable to Such Diverse Groups of People". Such
discussion rather than consideration of the details
of domestic economies of individual universities
seems to me to be the real justification for meetings
which bring men and women together from great
distances at great expense.
Finally, a special tribute must be paid to the
universities of Durham and Cambridge which were
most generous in their hospitality. The luncheons
and banquets tendered by Trinity College, by my
own old College, St. John's, and by others, will
long be remembered by all who were their guests.
Professor    Ian    Mc-
B.A. '32 Ph.D.,
who succeeds Professor W.  A.  Clemens
as  head  of the  Department of Zoology
(See page 8) ^fiEak
The first word of a new and diffident editor must
be a salute to his predecessors, the men and women
who founded the Chronicle and have maintained it
"through halcyon days and foul" as a journal in
which Alumni may read news and views of their
fellow graduates and be kept in touch also with
current events in the University. A very special
word of thanks on behalf of all Alumni must be
given to the retiring editor, Ormonde Hall, who for
seven years has directed the course of the Chronicle
and has established for our U.B.C. quarterly a place
of honour among similar University publications.
It will be the aim of his successor to continue the
policy whereby the pages of the Chronicle reflect
what our graduates are doing and thinking and
mirror the complex and varied life of our Alma
Mater. To achieve this task will require team work
in the future as in the past. The generous response
to the editor's request for material for this "Fall
Issue" is a sure indication that team spirit is very
much alive in the body of our graduates.
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This number will reach our readers during
Homecoming week when the first 'trek' to the University is repeated by all the generations of our
graduates but under what different circumstances !
The many groups of Alumni celebrating this year's
festival will have special cause for gratification in
the splendid results of the Development Fund Drive
under the Board of Directors' Chairman, Aubrey
Roberts, as described in the Fund pages.
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The vast contribution which our graduates are
making to the industrial life of British Columbia is
forcibly illustrated in the article describing Alumni
activities at Powell River. Also noteworthy is the
large number and variety of Conferences in Canada
and abroad attended during the summer by graduates and members of the University staff. We are
very grateful to President MacKenzie for his account of the Commonwealth Universities Congress
at Durham and Cambridge.
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Congratulations are in order to Dr. Charles J.
Armstrong and Colin B. Mackay on their appointment as University Presidents—a signal honour to
themselves and a source of pride to their Alma
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Chronicle readers will be interested in Alumni
Executive-Director Frank Turner's vivid eyewitness account of the Thunderbird-McGill Football game, played in Montreal for the Sir Winston
Churchill Trophy. This game marks a new era in
Canadian intercollegiate athletic competition, made
possible by air travel. We may yet see regularly-
scheduled inter-university competitions between
East and West.
The man who came
with a problem I
When problems involving your financial affairs
arise in either your business or personal life,
there is one man you can always turn to for
sound, impartial advice.
He is your Dominion Bank manager. He has
a background of careful training and long
experience to call upon. He also has at his
command The Dominion Bank's coast-to-coast
facilities and broad understanding of finance.
You will find it a pleasure—helpful and constructive—to talk things over with your Dominion Bank manager. You are always welcome.
Seven  Conveniently Located Branches Serving
the Vancouver Area.
Col.   The  Honourable  E.   W.  Hamber,  C.M.G.,
LL.D., Vancouver Director.
Page 17 Alumni U,B,C Development  Fund  Exceeds $40,000,
By E. G. Perrault
Strictly speaking, there is no limit to Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund donations. Now that
1952-53 contributions have been totalled, Aubrey
F. Roberts, Chairman of the Fund's Board of Directors, has submitted a "Best Ever" report.
As far as amount is concerned, 1951 was the
previous record year with $18,400.00, and in participation, the 2,190 contributors in 1952 was the former high mark. In this year's spectacular surge,
these records were smashed. No less than 2,303
.alumni and almost 300 other friends of the University donated over $40,000.00.
Trekker Aubrey Roberts, Alumni Executive Director Frank Turner, and the Fund Board are to
ibe congratulated for this unprecedented success in
the fifth year of our voluntary, annual giving plan.
All their work would have been of no avail, however, without the practical goodwill demonstrated
by the expanding group of interested U.B.C. supporters.
Mr. Doug Macdonald, U.B.C. Alumni Association President, was deeply gratified by the report,
and felt that this was the first real sign of wholehearted Alumni support which would continue and
grow in years to come.
Alumni Treasurer, G. Dudley Darling, declared:'
"This year's results proved conclusively that this
type of University financing is sound in its concept.
Each year, more alumni will hear of the Fund and
participate in it. It is the right kind of chain reaction with a bigger explosion of dollar bills annually.
The University can never get too much assistance."
i Now that the flurry of paper work, committee
■sessions and midnight headaches are over, an analysis of the '53 drive is possible. Among the many
friends of the University who have contributed to
the fund special mention must be made of Mr. Peter
A. Schwerdt. Arriving from Peace River, Mr.
Schwerdt expressed his keen appreciation of the
-value of University training and the service rendered by an institution of higher learning. As evidence of his goodwill he created two scholarships
of $500.00 each, to be awarded annually to worthy
students from the Peace River area. "The Peace
River needs the University," he said, "and it is no
less evident that the Universitv needs the Peace
Two other contributions which fill vital needs
are those made by the Kinsmen's Clubs of B.C. (B.C.
Polio Foundation), and the Pacific Brewers' Agents
Ltd. Thanks to the generosity of the Kinsmen,
there will be $5,000.00 per year available for the next
five years to establish a Chair of Neurological Research. A similar amount yearly from the Pacific
Brewers will establish 10 scholarships of $500.00
each, open to students throughout B.C.—outside
large metropolitan areas. Another very valuable
contribution is that received from Finning Tractor
Co. of $1500.00 for 6 scholarships of $250.00 each.
The various subscriptions are presented in detail elsewhere on this page. For the benefit of some
who have been confused by the maze of statistical
information in the past, a word or two of explana
tion is in order here. First, the 1953 "General Objectives" were the seven different projects selected
by your Fund Board at the start of the '53 drive.
As most now realize, a contributor can support
these yearly objectives—either by ear-marking his
or her cheque for any of them or by sending in an
unspecified donation, leaving in the hands of the
Fund Board the distribution among the seven different general objectives at the end of the year. All
sums earmarked by the donors for these objectives,
plus the amounts added by Fund Directors from
unspecified gifts, appear in "Schedule C" as the total
gifts for these objectives.
Quite apart from projects selected as general
objectives yearly, more and more individuals and
groups are finding specific needs of the University
which they can and do assist by donations. One of
the best examples of how effective this type of
assistance can be is shown in the contributions received to date for the R. C. Palmer Memorial Scholarship—a "fund within the Fund" started by friends
of the late "Dick" Palmer, popular Superintendent
of the Dominion Experimental Station at Summer-
land. Among the hundreds of individuals and
groups who earmarked their contributions for this
worthwhile purpose were scores of "Dick's" friends
in the B. C. Fruit Growers' Association-—people who
knew him intimately and themselves experienced the
great value of his work.
Garda Gislason (right) of Dawson Creek and Douglas A.
MacLennan   (left)  of Sunset Prairie, first winners of the
Peter A. Schwerdt Peace River Scholarship, talk with the
Another "first" in this year's Fund activity was
scored when Mr. Ed. Simmons presented Dr.
Myron Weaver, Dean of the Medical Faculty, with a
cheque to establish the Simmons & McBride Lectureship established through Development Fund
effort. These and other donations specified for purposes other than general '53 objectives are listed in
Schedules A and B.
During the year, the $240.00 received as a result
of the special appeal by Medical undergrads was
turned over to the University Accountant for the
Medical Undegraduate Bursary Fund, and the In-
Page 18 stitute of Chartered Accountants' Bursary in the
School of Commerce was also given to U.B.C. The
generous gift of books and publications received
from a former Fund Director and long-time U.B.C.
supporter, Bruce A. Robinson, valued at $546.25,
can now be found in U.B.C. Library. One other
item—a $300.00 annual Scholarship from Peat, Mar-
wick, Mitchell and Company, sent directly to the
School of Commerce, was a result of Fund effort.
Good-natured, yet spirited competition has developed as a feature among the many volunteer
class and Fund representatives over the past five
years. Top honours were won by Association Past
President and former Fund Chairman John M.
Buchanan of the Class of '17, with 83.33% participation among those on his class list. Fred Wilks,
Class of '21, finished a close second with 75%, while
Miss Margaret Jean Estev, of '28, wound up third
with 63.63%.
After a year-long battle, the Class of '50 finally
edged out '51 in terms of total amount contributed
—$1,121.00 to $1,021.00. A surprising third was a
class with a small number of people compared to
the huge numbers in post-World War graduating
classes, viz., the Class of 1925, which finished with
$955.00. In the matter of increase in participation
over the previous year, the Class of '27 showed the
way with a 31.25% improvement in numbers of donors, with '21 next with 29.34%.
Sums earmarked by donors for the specific items noted. The
total of $286.50 to be given to the "President's Fund" for
War Memorial Gym. $13.00; Buildings, $48.50; Extra-mural,
$5.00;   Botanical  Gardens,  $10.00;   University   Hospital,   $60.00;
Convocation   Founders'   U.B.C.   History   Fund,   $135.00;   Playing
Fields, $10.00; Brock Memorial, $5.00.   Total $286.50.
Sums totalling $19,497.87 earmarked by donors. Individual
departments, schools, etc., to receive said amounts as soon as
U.B.C. Women's Residence furnishings, $16.00; Dean of
Applied Science (Cemco Electrical Manufacturing Co.), $250.00;
Faculty of Applied Science—library, $250.00; Varsity Outdoor
Club, $308.00; Dorothy Myers Memorial, $76.50; P. R. Brissenden Bursary, $200.00; Frederic Wood Theatre, $110.00; Department of Neurological Research, $200.00; Men's Athletic
Committee, $585.00; Medical Undergraduates' furnishings,
$803.00; High School Conference, $28.00; Women's Big Block
Bursary, $15.00; Lieut. J. D. Hamilton Memorial, $204.00; R. C.
Palmer Memorial Scholarship, $3,474.37; Simmons & McBride
Lectureship in Medical Research, $300.00; Peter A. Schwerdt
Scholarships, $1,000.00; Kinsmen's Chair of Neurological Research (B.C. Foundation for Poliomyelitis), $5,000.00; Finning
Tractor Co. Scholarships, $1,500.00; Allen Shore Memorial Bursary, $35.00; Pacific Brewers Agents Ltd., Scholarships, $5,000.00;
Sedgewick Memorial, $30.00; Daniel Buchanan Memorial, $50.00;
Library. $38.00; Research in Medical Dystrophy, $25.00. Total:
SCHEDULE "A"  .....     _.
1953 OBJECTIVES (Includes funds "earmarked" for these particular objectives)
PRESIDENT'S  FUND (Unrestrictive gift
to  U.B.C.  for General  Purposes) $7,000.00
HOME   MANAGEMENT   HOUSE       6,000.00
MEMORIAL   SWIMMING   POOL      2,000.00
SOIL MUSEUM         500.00
$     286.50
.  19,497.87
Institute   of  Chartered   Accountants'   Bursary	
Medical  Undergraduate Bursary Fund     	
Books, Publications—Library  (Value) ...	
Scholarship—Peat Marwick Mitchell  ....
1953 TOTAL    $40,072.64
Dean Walter Gage (left) and Mr. Cam. Smith, Managing
Director, Pacific  Brewers Agents Ltd. discuss the latter's
Scholarship donation.
Top 10 Classes
Total  Amount
1. 1950         $1,121.00
2. 1951    1,021.00
3. 1925 _...       955.00
4. 1949  ___,.... 901.00
5. 1923      793.00
6. 1948 ._       781.00
7. 1924          747.00
8. 1931      655.00
9. 1932    629.00
10.  1922      615.00
Top   10  Classes
Number  of   Donors
1. 1950  194
2. 1951        188
3. 1949     _     _    158
4. 1952       149
5. 1948 137
6. 1947         _ 88
7. 1946  75
8. 1933    ,     71
9. 1937     ..    64
10.  1932        62
Top 5 Classes
(Percentage   Improvement
No. of Donors
Compared  to  1952   Figures)
1. 1927  31.25% Imp.
2. 1921       29.34% Imp.
3. 1928  28.2 % Imp.
4. 1925  26.82% Imp.
5. 1937  ._, ...18.18% Imp.
Top 5 Classes
(Gross   Increase   in   Amount
Compared   to   1952   Figures
1. 1925    $412.00 Increase
2. 1950     248.00 Increase
3. 1921         227.00 Increase
5.  1932       175.00 Increase
Class No.
of Alumni
$  165.00*
'Equalled  or  bettered   1952
CI 7)
John M. Buchanan	
Fred   A.   Wilks        ('21 j
Miss M. J. Estey  ('28)
Mrs.  Blythe  Eagles    ('21)
Miss  A.   M.  Smith...,   ('21)
George  Cumming         ('51)
W. O. Scott     ('22)
Miss Marjorie Agnew     ('22)
Dr. W. G. Black  ('22)
Morley  Fox         ('35)
John   Gibbard    T  ('24)
Mrs. Frank Killam    ('33)
Myrtle Lord  ,   ('21)
Harold   McLean   ('21)
Herb   Riehl     _. ('48)
Mrs.  Ben  Stevenson
Mrs.  Harry Barratt
Marshall  Bray  	
Cart  Collard   ....r	
John   Creery   	
Paul    Daniels   	
J.   D.   Finnie
Joan  Snape    T  ('51)
Dr.   Kenneth  Telford    ('34)
W. G.  Wilson      ('49)
G. Roger Wood     ('35)
Miss Jean Woodrow   _r   ('26)
2303 Alumni Donors and
Friends  of  U.B.C.  Contributed  _
Mrs. Bert Hoffmeister
Miss Echo Lidster 	
John Seddon
Althoulgh lacking experience and top condition, UB.C.'s
Thunderbirds showed well against a powerhouse McGill
football team in Montreal this fall in what should be an
annual East-West Canadian Classic for the Sir Winston
Churchill Trophy.
Most of the 12,000 fans in Molson Stadium on hand to
watch this first "Paraplegic Bowl" contest—a charity affair
to help the Canadian Paraplegics Association assist members to "stand alone"—were astounded to find new U.B.C.
Coach Don Coryell's underrated Blue and Gold team leading
at half-time 4-3, only'to lose out 22-4 at the' end—mainly
through costly fumbles which come from uncertainty and
The Thunderbirds, many of whom were playing their
first game of football, outpassed Coach Vic Obeck's Red-
men and gained more first downs than McGill, although
this was their initial contest under Canadian rules. As a
matter of fact, with a bit of a break late in the second
quarter when the referee ruled that Thunderbird fullback
Jim Boulding was about two feet short on a goal-line
plunge, the Blue and Gold Team might well have gone on
from there to take it all in the second half.
McGill edged out front 3-0 early in the first half when
Len Shaw kicked a pair of singles and Harry Biewald
caught Gerry Stuart in the end zone. U.B.C. came back to
tie it up on Ron Fieldgate's field goal, and went ahead 4-3
when  veteran Bill Stuart kicked a 35-yard single.
After the intermission, the aforementioned fumbles
provided the Redmen with opportunities, and they made no
mistake taking advantage of them. Two separate, short
but solid, ground-gaining drives paid off when Herb English
and Lionel Quinn chalked up McGill touch-downs, with
Freddie Wilmot converting both times. Bob Hutcheson
scored the final McGill major just before the whistle, with
Wilmot making the  attempted  convert good again.
Although all Thunderbirds were going all out for their
new popular coach, Quarterback and passer Gordy Fle-
mons, Gerry Stuart, Captain Bob Brady, Jim Boulding and
a sensational Jack Hutchinson were the standouts on the
day's play. —Frank Turner.
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(Former address and graduating year noted below.)
Miss Joyce Calhoun, B.A. '39;
Suite 15, 1S4S W. 13th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
R. N. McLellan, B.A.Sc. '46;
5607 Yalta Place, Vancouver 8, B.C.
H. J. and Mrs. McPherson, B.A. '45 and B.S.W. '46;
2650 W. 15th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. J. M. Reid, B.A. '44;
2058 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Joseph Weed, B.A.Sc. '43;
606 Concord Ave., Wilmington, Del., U.S.A.
E. A. Mitchell. B.A.Sc. '34, was recently appointed
Assistant Superintendent of Cominco's Zinc Department
at Trail, a plant which is now the largest zinc producer in
the world. Until recently a resident of Rossland, he now
resides in Tadanac with his wife and four daughters. An
ardent golfer, he is president of the Trail-Rossland Golf
Club for 1953.
L. J. (Laurie) Nicholson, B.A.Sc. '34, was recently appointed Superintendent of Cominco's Kimberley fertilizer
department, the new $9,000,000 plant which is slated to
produce phosphate fertilizer about the end of September.
A resident of Rossland for many years, he will now live
at Chapman Camp with his wife and two children. A keen
sportsman, Laurie is best remembered by many as a member of U.B.C.'s championship basketball teams, including
the   Canadian  Championship  team  of  1931.
Ian Kenny, B.A. '48, formerly company psychologist
for Cominco at Trail, returned to the Coast recently to
become personnel manager for British-American Oil Company.
M. M. Wright, Ph. D. (Princeton '52), B.A.Sc. '38,
and currently secretary of the Trail-Rossland branch of the
Alumni Association, has just returned from a trip to the
eastern United States and Canada. While in Chicago he
delivered a paper at the American Chemical Society's 124th
National  Meeting.
R. (Bob) Ellison, B.A.Sc. '33, a development engineer
for Cominco at Trail, was transferred to that company's
market research division at Montreal about the middle of
September. With his wife and three children, he has been
a resident of Rossland for several years.
C. A. H. Wright. Ph.D. (McGill '19), B.A.Sc. '17, consulting chemical engineer for Cominco at Trail, was recently made a provincial vice-president of the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce.
Mavis Bennett, B.H.E. '48, who had been teaching in
Rossland, and R. J. H. (John) Welton, B.A.Sc. '46, a
development engineer for Cominco at Trail, were married
August 18, and are living at Trail.
Ernest Peters. B.A.Sc. '49. who has been employed by
Cominco for two years, has recently returned to U.B.C. to
resume his studies in metallurgy leading to the Ph.D.
—Gordon D. Ellison, B.A.Sc. '47.
Opening Day of Homecoming Week
12:30—Frosh-Soph  Basketball  Game
War Memorial Gym
6:30—Sigma Tau Chi Reunion—Faculty Club
12:30—Parade of Homecoming Princesses Around the
12:30—Pep Meet in the Armouries
3:30—Sports Event
6:30—Women's Big Block Club Dinner, Brock Hall.
U.N. Day—Program to be arranged.
9:00 a.m.—Golf Tournament:
P.E.  Faculty vs.  P.E.  Alums   (University
Golf Course)
Alums vs. U.B.C. Team (Course to be arranged)
12:00 noon—Homecoming  Parade through  Downtown
Vancouver.     Faculty    Floats,    the    Great
Trekkers and other interesting floats
12:15 p.m.—Men's Big Block Club Buffet Luncheon-
Brock Hall
8:00 p.m.—Basketball in the Memorial Gym
Grads vs. U.B.C. Thunderbirds
9:00 p.m.—Homecoming Ball—Armories
$3.00 per couple—Informal Cabaret Style
(Special section will be reserved for all Alumni)
Page 20 BY
Oversimplification is really a crime, usually aided
and abetted by emotional outbursts.
For many a year now, as Alumni Director, this
columnist has listened to more heated discussions
per square meeting on the subject of "Athletics"—■
adding a comment or two in the process—than on
any other topic. Invariably, at each hot and heavy
session, people with diverse views will eventually
hiss or shout: "Well . . . it's actually easy enough
to understand, there's nothing too difficult about
it ... it simply boils down to this, etc. . . ."
Quite a number of alumni have recently expressed pleasure and quiet »satisfaction after reading
the Alumni Association's Athletic Committee's
Recommendations in the last issue of this magazine.
Whether they agreed with all, some or none, these
people were happy to find someone tackling a tough
problem, which was anything but simple to solve,
and to find a definitely representative group holding
various different views sit down calmly side by side
in an effort to come up with at least some positive
suggestions for improving the overall situation.
Therefore, let us show our appreciation of the
fact that a real start has been made by sending along
our own thoughts to the new Committee chairman,
Charlie Campbell.   NOW:
Alumnotes ... A large bouquet not only to the
Canadian Paraplegics' Association for staging that
successful charity McGill-UBC football game in
Molson Stadium, but also to a wonderfully co-operative Trans-Canada Airlines (T.C.A., that is!).
Without the generous understaging of top T.C.A.
officials, the local help of B. C. District Manager
Jack Robinson, and the terrific publicity work of
their now-in-Montreal rep. Ron Gadsby, the affair
couldn't have been the outstanding success it was.
. . . Looks like Portland Branch President Dave
Charlton (B.A. '25) can look for increased activity
in his area. Summer office visitor G. Eric Barker
(B.Com. '50) is "rarin' to go" (you can catch Eric
at 8711 S.E. Taylor St., Portland, Ore.), and Kenneth R. Peters (B.Com. '49), with the Portland
branch of National Cash Register, is also awaiting
a "please do this" call from Dave or Mrs. R. Staub
(B.A. '17). . . . Another '50 grad (Arts) is now
located in Montreal—Bill Ibbott. Bill is slated to
graduate in Medicine next year, and can be reached
c/o Douglas Hall, McGill. . . . Elsewhere you'll find
an account of the new Montreal branch formed at
the luncheon before the Paraplegic Bowl game, but
here are a few of the ex-U.B.C. athletes (replete
with addresses) who were on hand—former wing
three of Varsity's wonder ruggers of the '30's—
Strat. Leggatt (St. Lawrence Seaway, Dept. of
Transport, 685 Cathcart St.. Montreal) ; track star
and Rhodes Scholar J. N. ("Chick") Turner (Stike-
man & Elliott, Barristers & Solicitors, 505 Bank of
Canada Building, Victoria Square, Montreal) ; ex-
gridder Rex Merritt (B.A.Sc. '49) and former Thunderbird hoop star Art Stillwell (he's now back in
Vancouver as B. C. manager for his firm). . . . Add
alumni office visitors: Col. John Grace (B.A. '26)
from Cambridge University, Dr. Norman S. Free
(B.A. '37) now with the Dept. of Mathematics,
Rinsselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; Mrs.
J. D. McMorran (nee Marj. Jessup), (B.Comm. '38),
Montreal; Norm Burnett (B.A.Sc. '42) with his
two sons (Allan 5, Graham 2) en route from Montreal to Huntington Rubber Mills, Portland, Oregon
(paging Dave Charlton again!). . . . Clare Mann
(B.A.Sc. '43), back on his feet after a tough bout of
illness—from Toronto, and from Australia to the
University of Alaska, College. . . . Ken MacKirdy
B.A. '47) (Ken's wife, Margaret, incidentally, is a
Toronto grad). Bill McGhee, for several years with
Alaska Pine in Port Alice, another Vancouver returnee, and a host of others. . . . Good luck to Paul
Stockstad (B.S.A. '48, B.Com. '49) in his new position in charge of personnel for B. & K., New West-
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minster. . . . More of the same to Mr. and Mrs. (nee
Jane Seymour, B.S.W. '48) P. C. T. (Pat) White
(B.A. '46). Pat, who has completed his Ph.D. at
Minnesota, is now in the Department of History,
U. of Toronto. . . . Also in Ontario's capital is former U.B.C. Commerce School Prof. Bill Van Houten
(B.Com. '41) with Young & Rubicam advertising
agency. . . . Success to Bill Watts (B.A. '46) formerly with Penn McLeod & Associates, in launching his
own firm—only one in Western Canada—Watts
Marketing Research Co. . . . Erci Reaville (B.A.Sc.
'47) dropped us a note from Seattle to let us know
of a few U.B.C. types in the U. of W. graduate
school—two of whom are Doug. Glennie (B.A. '49)
and Jack Champion (B.A. '47). Seattle Branch
President Dr. Fred Laird (B.A. '22, B.A.Sc. '23)
please note! . . . Westward home again is ex-Players' Clubber John Nieuwdorp (B.A. '47). John's
manager of the New Westminster Branch of Niagara Finance. . . . Visiting the WTest Coast, and
the campus briefly this summer was Jack McLaren
(B.A. '39) from Chicago. . . . Former Fund Director
and long-time Association worker Bruce A. Robinson (B.A. '36, B.A.Sc. '36) had a very interesting
5000-mile trip recently and met quite a number of
U.B.C. grads—a few of whom were Mrs. Steve Jane
(nee Miss Peary), wife of C.I.C. President Steve.
... Dr. Borden Marshall (B.A. '29) at O.R.F. Toronto; Brodie Gillies (BA., B.A.Sc. '36) at Braeside;
Sid Kilbank (B.A. '41), Polymer Corp., Sarnia. Sid,
incidentally, visited Mexico this summer and will
travel to Japan this Fall. THANK YOU, BRUCE
ROBINSON!! . . . Lieut. (E) Frank Dayton, R.C.
N.'s daughter, was christened aboard H.M.C.S. "Ontario" during summer visit to Vancouver. . . . It's
now Dr. (B.A. '47) and Mrs. A. M. Peers—recently
received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University after
attending Imperial College and being sponsored by
the British Iron and Steel Research Association.
They'll live in Vancouver.
October 3 Central Washington
" 10 Oregon College of Education
" 24 Eastern Washington
" 31 Pacific Lutheran
October      24 Homecoming—Grads
November 14 City Team
" 19-noon    Harlem
20 Harlem
26-noon    St. Martin's
December    4 Totem Tournament  ] C.P.S., Western
} City Team
" 5 Totem Tournament   j U.BC.
Above is tentative only.
Eastern Washington
Pacific Lutheran
Seattle  Pacific
Central Washington
College of Puget Sound
Western  Washington
Home Games only shown above.
Reading left to right, Jim Lyle, Alumni Secretary, University of Idaho, District Chairman with Mrs. Leslie Anderson,
Mrs. Frank Turner and Mrs. Bronsdon Harris, wives respectively of Alumni Secretaries at Oregon, U.B.C. and
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Among members of the Law Faculty and U.B.C.
Almni who attended the recent meeting of the Canadian
Bar Association in Quebec City were: Dean G. F. Curtis,
Frederick Read, Gilbert D. Keenedy, Alex W. Fisher, B.
Com. '32; Gordon Wi Scott, B.A. '19; E. D. H. Wilkinson,
B.Comm. '37; Darrell Braidwood, B.A. '40; M. M. McFar-
lane, B.A. '28; G. B. Gardom, B.A., LL.B. '49; R. Ross Ker,
LL.B. '49; Ivan B Quinn, LL.B. '48; John R. Cunningham,
LL.B. '48; W A. Schultz, B.Com. '33; J. Marvin Boucher,
LL.B. 'SO; Leslie R. Peterson, LL.B. '49; Derek Le Page,
LL.B. '52; Brian W. F. McLoughlin, LL.B. '50, Alan B.
Macfarlane, LL.B. '49; W P. Lawson, B.A. '31; A. Hugo
Ray, B.A. '23; P. R. Brissenden, B.A. '31; Walter Owen;
D. K. Petapiece, B.A. '37; D.S. Cumming. Their wives
accompanied many of the delegates and among them were
included a number of Alumnae.
Present also were Honorary Alumni Senator J. W. de
B. Farris, LL.D., and Brigadier-General J. A. Clark, LL.D.,
immediate past-president of the Canadian Bar Association.
C. W. Edwards, who joined the Faculty of Law last
year as Visiting Lecturer from England, has the high
honour of winning the second prize in the Canada-wide
Essay Competition sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association. Announcement to this effect was made at the recent
meeting in  Quebec  City.
One of the important steps taken at this meeting was to
bring in students as members of the Association. This was
a move that U.BC. students and graduates have been interested in for some years. They took considerable satisfaction from the fact that last year the move was anticipated
locally by the formation of student committees corresponding to the senior Provincial Committees The student committees were especially active and produced a number of
interesting reports.
M. M. McFarlane, one of the honorary lecturers of
the Law Faculty, took a prominent part in the meetings at
Quebec City. As Chairman of the National Committee on
Industrial Relations he brought in the report of this Committee which not only created much interest and debate
at the Bar meeting, but has been the subject of widespread
public notice since.
Mr. Gordon W. Scott presented an important report
as Chairman of the Committee on Criminal Law. Mr. W. A.
Schultz was a member of the section of the same committee which had to do with the study of the Juvenile Delinquents Act. Mr. Ivan Quinn is retiring president of the
Junior Section of the Bar Association.
Page 22 THE     CAMPUS
The biggest change on the campus this year has
been the Frosh program. Many students and faculty have felt that freshman orientation has been
allowed to degenerate during the last few years, and
that there was room for much improvement. With
this in mind, the Students' Council and the Frosh
Orientation Committee met to plan a new program.
The foremost thought in nearly everyone's mind
was "how to get away from the brawls around the
Lily Pond?" The fact that this year's program was
free of this earlier tradition was due almost entirely
to the Engineers, who gave their fullest support to
the new program. You Artsmen of earlier years
would have been amazed if you could have watched
the Engineers as they took a soaking from stirrup-
pump wielding Freshmen without lifting a finger in
retaliation. Of course, the fact that some far-seeing
officials had the Lily Pond drained may have had
some bearing on the matter, too.
Don't think that, because pond-dipping was discarded, the upper classmen had decided to make it
easier for the Freshmen. Regalia regulations were
increased and they were strictly enforced. The Law
students, strongly supported by the Engineers, set
up a Frosh Court on the Main Mall and quickly
sentenced any dress offenders under honest, upstanding, "upper-classmen justice." The guilty—
one person was acquitted—were sentenced to such
Herculean tasks as cleaning the Aggie Barns.
Policemen, stationed outside every Frosh classroom,
caught any offenders as they left for their next
lecture.  Since the offenders were stripped of a shoe,
By Wil St. John
which  they   must  reclaim   in  court,  the  prisoners'
dock was well filled.
Many new events were added to the more serious side of the program as well, the most important
of which was the Frosh project. Following tradition, it was decided that each Frosh class should do
something to help build the Campus. Full advantage
was taken of that youthful exuberance which seems
to fill every freshman—buckets were handed out,
and waves of beanie-clad workmen swept across
the new Presbyterian playing field gathering up the
rocks. Some of these rocks will be used to build a
small cairn at one side of the field to mark the contribution of the Class of '57.
Other new additions to the program included a
beach party sponsored by the V.O.C, a Grey Line
Tour for the out-of-town students, a University
Church Service held in the Brock Hall, tours of the
Campus organized by the Undergraduate Societies,
and a bonfire rally on Friday night before the first
home football game. Add to these: the traditional
opening day ceremonies, the Cairn Ceremony, and
the story of the Great Trek, the Big-Little Sister
Banquet, the Frosh Smoker, Eric Nicol's "Her Sci-
enceman's Lover," and, of course, the Frosh Reception, highlighted by the crowning of the Frosh
Queen, and you have a pretty full and diversified
week.   Yes, there were a few lectures, too.
By the way, if any of you have any ideas about
improvements for the Frosh program, or any other
side of student life, we would be more than happy
to hear from you.
(Continued on page 24)
Right to left, anti-clockwise: Mike Nuttall (Coordinator); Johann Stoyva (L.S.E.); Al Goldsmith (Treasurer); Marilyn
Russell (Women's Athletics); Ivan Feltham (President); Dick Underhill (Vice-President); Peter Lusztig (Men's Athletics);
Al Fotheringham (Ubyssey); Jim McNish (U.S.C.); Wil St John (Public Relations). Not present: Ann Cooper (Secretary);
Nan Adamson (Women's Undergraduate Society); Howie Beck   (Junior   Member);   Bob   Gillies   (Sophomore   Member).
Page  23 THE CAMPUS—Continued from page 23
The old question of an A.M.S. fee increase has
come up again this fall and a motion for an additional $200 was passed unanimously at the first A.M.S.
meeting in the term. Right now the Society is so
short of funds that the Ubyssey is back to two editions a week and most L.S.E. clubs are without any
budget at all.
The Red Cross are back with us again, and
wherever one goes he's bound to hear that familiar
call of "Come to the Armouries and donate a pint of
blood." I was looking over the figures the other day
and noticed that U.B.C. has given almost 15,000
p'nts during the last five years; over 7,000 of these
have been donated in the last year and a half. Blood
donating has suddenly mushroomed into a major
inter-collegiate competition. This year we will be
trying for the "Canadian Inter-Collegiate Corpuscle
Cup." currently held by Mount Allison University,
"The Evergreen Conference Blood Vessel" held by
ourselves, and the "Inter-Faculty Blood Trophy."
held by the Forestry.
Homecoming is here again. We are doing our
best to make it a memorable event for you. Of
course, you realize that it can only be a success if
you are here, so make a point of it to come back and
meet all your old friends during Homecoming '53.
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Miss Aileen Mann, Chairman of the always-popular
Reunion Dance, and perennial Ticket Chairman, Cart Collard, are busy planning this year's gala affair. Highlight
of the Holiday Season, this all-University function will be
held Monday, December 28th, in the Commodore Cabaret.
Several new features will add still more to a traditionally
fine Reunion. To ensure that your party does go to the
party, please contact either Aileen, Cart or Alumni Director
Frank Turner today.
GUEST  SPEAKER:   The  Hon.  Kenneth  Kiernan, Minister of Agriculture
Love goes as the wind goes, pitilessly
Driving over the desert, until one day
Old beauties founder in the whirling sand;
And certain truths relax poignantly
To postures of doubt; we understand
The meaning of night,  learn  to obey
Our fears, and enter the ravines
Of disappointment.   "What holds, what holds?"
Cry the echoing rocks.   "What remains?
This, that, and the other have gone their way."
But this remains, surefoot, and scolds
Our intemperate envy of the beasts
Who do not know love or trust or belief
Or the nomadic sense of loss that comes after;
This holds, until we have scaled grief
And betrayal;  found even on  Everests,
The constant helpless urge  to laughter.
John Reeves
COLIN MACKAY—Continued from page  13
on getting his degree. "By and large, veterans of
the Second World War did not participate too much
in extra-curricular activities," he explains.
But he does recall that he was on the board that
published the very first issue of "Legal Notes," a
journal which appeared on the campus twice yearly
in his day and which consisted of articles and notes
of a legal nature.
Mr. Mackay's service career, as a lieutenant in
the navy, included a period of training- at Royal
Roads, during which time he became acquainted
with Frank Turner. UBC alumni secretary and "a
great English Rugby player."
Called up in 1941, Mr. Mackay saw action as a
commander of an LCIL on the Normandy beaches
during the invasion. Later, he was loaned to the
Royal Navy, serving as executive officer of an LST
in East Malaya. He was demobilized from the Southeast Asia Command in 1946, following which he
entered Law School.
Pr'or to his new appointment, which became
effective September 1st, Mr. Mackay had been part-
time lecturer at UNB Law School and had been
practising law as a partner in the firm of Ritchie,
McKelvey and Mackay in Saint John, N.B., where
he specialized in corporation law.
A native of Rothesay, N.B., Mr. Mackay, who
is a bachelor, is a nephew of Hugh Mackay, internationally-known Montreal and Rothesay financier
and former leader of the New Brunswick Progressive  Conservative party.
(Mr. Mackay succeeded Dr. A. W. Trueman. who
is now chairman of the National Film Board, Ottawa. Immediately prior to Mr. Mackay's appointment the position of acting-president was filled by
another U.B.C. graduate, Dr. C. W. Argue, B.S.A.
'25, B.A. '27. U.N.B., Dean of Science and head of
the  Biology Department   Ed.)
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Your Homecoming for 1953 should be bigger and better than ever. . . Homecoming is an annual affair honoring
and welcoming back the ever-increasing, sentimentally-
appreciative Alumni of our great University.
May I ask you a question? Have you ever done all
you can to take full advantage of the opportunity of enjoying the program that is so thoughtfully and expertly
planned for you by student committeemen and women each
As Chairman of the Alum Homecoming Idea Committee, I had the privilege to meet with Mr. Howard Beck,
Mr. Ivan Feltham, and other student leaders in early September. Well-known Alums such as Dick Bibbs, Charlie
Cotterall and Peter De Vooght came out of retirement and
went over the proposed program as it affected Alumni. The
end result is the program printed by the Chronicle in this
Homecoming  edition.
We guarantee a wonderful time will be had bv all.
—Harry J. Franklin. B.A. '49.
MARINE 801 1
823 Birks Building Vancouver. B. C.
Page 24 NEWS     OF    ALUMNI
(Items of Alumni news for these columns are invited
in the form of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, The
Brock Building, U.B.C, for the next issue not later than
November 15th.)
Harold E. Bramston-Cook, B.A. Sc. '24, writes
from New York where he is Vice-President of the
Oronite Chemcial Company with whose operations
he has been associated for a number of years.
Earle Birney, B.A. '26, in the early part of this
year, was awarded the Lome Pierce Medal of the
Royal Society of Canada in addition to a Fellowship
given under the Canadian Government plan for
awards to enable Canadians to study in France and
the Netherlands through the use of portions of
blocked currencies in those countries.
Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, B.A. '27, M.A., Ph.D.,
LL.D., Dominion Archivist, is Chairman of the
Royal Society Committee on Canadian Government
Overseas Awards, and has had a leading part in
initiating these  Fellowships and  Scholarships.
Dr. J. . Dauphinee, B.A. '22, M.A., Ph.D., M.D.,
has this year been elected to a Fellowship in the
Royal Society of Canada. Among other newly elected Fellows are two former members of the UB.C.
teaching staff, Professor F. E. L. Priestley, of University College, Toronto, and Professor George F.
G. Stanley, head of the History Department in the
Royal Military College, Kingston.
S. Morley Scott, B.A. '21, paid a brief visit at
the end of August to his sister. Mrs. G. J. Spencer,
and his brothers, Gordon W., B.A. '19, and Sydney.
Mr. Scott, who is a career diplomat in the Department of External Affairs, was on his way to Japan
as Minister Counsellor, with headquarters at the
Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.
Professor Malcolm F. McGregor, B.A. '31. was
visiting lecturer in Ancient History in the University of Washington during the Summer semester.
He and Mrs. McGregor, with their two children,
spent a few days visiting his mother in Vancouver
before returning to his work in the University of
Cincinnati as Professor of Classics.
Mr. Lester D. Mallory, B.S.A. '27. M.A. '29, now
in the American diplomatic service and formerly
stationed at the American Embassy, Havana, Cuba,
has been named Am-erican Ambassador to the Hash-
emite Kingdom of Jordan.
Mr. Justice J. V. Cline, B.A. '23, recently honoured by his election as provincial president of the
Council of St. John, was appointed by order-iu-
council passed at Victoria, September 3rd, as royal
commissioner to "inquire into all the circumstances
surrounding the slides and the causes thereof" which
resulted in such wholesale damage to the Whatsan
power installation.
Dr. W. W. Swangard, M.S.A. '36, D.Sc.V.M.,
with his wife, formerly Helen Mathews, B.A. '23,
and their two sons, passed through Vancouver a few
weeks ago en route from Eugene, Oregon, as American delegate to the World Congress of Veterinary
Medicine at Stockholm, Sweden
H. A. Berry, B.Com. '37, comptroller, has been
appointed secretary of the Seaboard lumber sales
and shipping companies.
Air Vice-Marshal John L. Plant, B.A. Sc. '31,
serving in the R.C.A.F. at the NATO headquarters
of the Allied Air Forces, Central Europe, has been
appointed acting Chief of Staff to Sir Basil Embry
of the R.A.F.. commanding the AAFCE. "Johnny"
Plant, as an undergraduate in Applied Science, took
an active part in the U.B.C. contingent of the CO.
T.C. on its re-organization in 1927-28. At 43 he has
reached the top of the ladder in his chosen branch of
the Services in which he has held a variety ol important posts in flying, training and administration.
"One of the foremost
scientists in industry in
North America", is the
way Dr. J. W. McRae,
B.A.Sc. '33, was described
when he lectured before
the Institute of Radio Engineers in Vancouver on
September 8th. Since his
graduation in electrical
engineering Dr. McRae
has carried on his researches in the Bell Telephone laboratories except
for four years war service
in the U.S. Army Signal
Corps. He returned from
his army work in 1946 as
Director of Radio Projects and Television Research
in Bell Laboratories, of which he has been Vice-
President since 1951.
Frank Gordon Frederickson, B.Com. '53, was
one of 20 graduates from Canadian and American
colleges selected this year for an extensive training
programme in the operations of the National Supply
Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., manufacturers and
distributors of oil field machinery and equipment.
Among Honour graduates in Classics pursuing
studies for the Ph.D. degree are Orville Conner,
B.A. '48, at Harvard; Robert J. Lenardon, B.A. '49.
and Geoffrev Archbold, B.A. '50. at Cincinnati ; and
E. S. (Ted)'Ramage, B.A. '51, at Illinois.
A. Bruce Macdonald, B.A. '26, commercial counsellor at the Canadian Embassy at Bonn. West
Germany, returned on a visit to Vancouver in the
second week of September. He has had a wide
experience in the Foreign Trade Service of the De-
partmnt of Trade and Commerce.
Dr. John Grace, B.A. '26. Ph.D.(Cantab.), with
his wife, after spending the summer at his parents'
home at Wrhite Rock, returned to his work as Director of Studies at St. John's College, Cambridge.
Dr. Grace has been active in promoting exchange
scholarships between Canadian Universities and
Cambridge Colleges. One such exchange was effected with U.B.C. in 1949, when John Gilmore went to
St. John's College, Cambridge, and John Reeves,
now of the CBC. Toronto, came for a two-year period to U.B.C. At Cambridge Dr. Grace was a founder Continued on page 26)
Page  25 ALUMNI NEWS—Continued from page 25
er member of the Canada Club, which fosters meetings among Canadians resident there, and of which
Norman Robertson, B.A. '23, LL.D. '45, Canadian
High Commissioner in London, is Patron. During
the past year he has been Canadian representative
on the Atlantic committee of NATO. He is a Governor and Vice-Chairman of the British Society for
International Understanding and is associated with
many other activities. Dr. Grace is permanent President of the Class of Arts '26.
T. L. (Tom) Brock, B.A., B.A.Sc. '36, has been
moved from his Montreal job with Aluminium Fiduciaries Ltd. to a London appointment with Stand
Ltd., an English subsidiary of Aluminium Ltd.
E. R. (Ned) Larsen, B.A. '48, B.A.(Oxon.) '53,
has returned to his old school, Shawnigan Lake, as
Senior Master, after three years study at Exeter
College, Oxford, where his father, Professor-Emeritus Thorlief Larsen, was in residence as a B.C.
Rhodes Scholar. Ned's Oxford career was one of
unusual variety and distinction. He sang in the College Choir; he was awarded college colours in seven
sports and played for the University in five; in his
final year he was elected president of the College
Undergraduate Society and was awarded the prize
given to the undergraduate who has made the greatest contribution during the year to the life of the
Dr. George F. Davidson, B.A. '28, Deputy Minister of Welfare, Ottawa, has been accorded a signal
honour in his election as Chairman of the Social,
Humanitarian and Cultural Committee of the United Nations.
Herbert H. Grantham, B.A. '27, completed a
year's service with UNESCO as adviser on science
education to the government of West Java.
The Shell Oil Company of Canada Ltd. has announced the appointment of Dr. D. M. (Pinky)
Morrison, M.B.E., B.A.Sc. '21, Ph.D. (Cantab.) as
Vice-President,  manufacturing.
Miss Rachel Paul, B.A. '42, who just received
her M.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario
(in Biochemistry), has a position for a year with
the British Post-graduate Medical School in London. Her brother, Arthur, a World War II RCAF
veteran and an Arts '40 graduate, has regained his
health and is teaching at the Port Alberni High
Mr. Thomas Franck, B.A., LL.B., '53, has been
awarded a Newton W. Rowell Fellowship (International Law) and will be at the School of Law,
Harvard University, next winter working for an
LL.M. degree.
Mr. T. G. Pearce, LL.B. '53, who graduated at
the head of his class and won the Law Society Gold
Medal and Prize, has been awarded a Mackenzie
King Fellowship and has left for the University of
London where he will do graduate work in International Law leading to an LL.M. degree.
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I wish most graduates a trip to hell.
And most will make  it,  too.    In all essentials,
Now that I think of it, I wish them well.
But .    . thev have their credentials.
—D. Badger.
By Charlotte Black. B.Sc, A.M.
The University of British Columbia was represented at
the Eleventh Conference of the International Federation
of University Women held in London August 7 to 12 of
this year. Mrs. Sherwood Lett, B.A. '17, M.A. '26, was
one of four voting delegates from the Canadian Federation,
while Dean Mawdsley, B.A. (McGill), M.A. '27, Ph. D.,
Miss Elizabeth Tuckey, B.A. '38, and Miss Charlotte Black
were  members-at-large  among some  700 others.
The theme of the Conference was "Human Values in
the Technical World". Three outstanding speakers, Sir
Henry Self, Professor Arthur H. Compton and Professor
P. C. Mahalanobis, developed this theme—each from his
own angle of interest—in addresses to general meetings.
Members had opportunity for discussion in working groups
of 25 to 30. This was the most rewarding part of the
conference, as members from many of the 30 countries
represented were in each group. Further exchange of
information on social and educational developments in
homelands of members took place in Special Interest Circles; Social Services were in prominence here and field trips
to British Health Centres and Community Developments
co-ordinated with the discussion of some groups.
Social functions and excursions to points of historical
interest and to colleges within a few hours' run of London
gave excellent opportunities for personal contact with women from widely separated parts of the world. The conference gave a renewed feeling of the responsibilities carried by women privileged to have higher education and the
need for us to shoulder these responsibilities in order that
human values believed to be important may be maintained
and developed in our  time and  for the future.
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Miss Joy Coghill. who for the past few years
has been making a name for herself in the theatre
world, returned to U.B.C. this last summer as Director of the. Summer School of the Theatre. Miss
Coghill is a graduate of U.B.C. She was a member
of the Players' Club, she attended the Summer
School of the Theatre as a student, and from U.B.C.
went to Goodman Memorial Theatre School in Chicago, where she took her master's degree in theatre.
Joy Coghill had been a member of the Summer
School of the Theatre staff before this year, having
taught speech and directed plays in two previous
years. When the invitation to act as director of the
School reached her in Chicago, where she was
teaching at the Goodman Memorial Theatre, she
gave up an engagement with a professional summer
theatre in the United States to come back to her old
Alma Mater.
It was a source of great satisfaction to have a
U.B.C. graduate at the head of the School, and additionally gratifying that two members of her teaching
staff were also U.B.C. alumni—Sydney Risk, M.A..
in theatre from Cornell, and Don Wilson, M.F.A.
in theatre from Yale.
The end of the Summer School of the Theatre is.
however, not the end of Joy Coghill's connection
with the University. At the invitation of the Frederic Wood Theatre, she has formed her own company, the Holiday Players, to present a season of
plays for children in that theatre. The company will
play on Saturday mornings and afternoons, and will
present during the coming year three plays. "Bo-
bino," "The Three Bears" and "Radio Rescue", each
play running for about six weeks.
Various other items are on her agenda for the
year: she will give classes in Creative Dramatics
for children under the auspices of the Extension
Department; she will direct the annual Spring Play
for the Players' Club, and also will direct Chekov's
"Sea Gull" for the Frederic Wood Theatre Workshop   Programme.
Joy Coghill is an important person in Canadian
theatre. In the coming years she will have a very
valuable contribution to make to its development.
U.B.C. is proud to own her as a graduate and glad
that she is continuing to take an interest in theatre
at the University. —D.S.
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The week of July 6-11 was the first week of the
1953 Summer Session. It was also the week of the
Frederic Wood Theatre's presentation of Gertrude
Stein's play, "Yes Is For a Very Young Man", on
the opening night of which "Freddie's" portrait was
presented to the theatre.
The oil portrait, painted by the California artist.
Norman Hall, was a gift from the members of Professor Wood's family, and Mrs. Wood made the
formal presentation on their behalf.   Dean Andrew
Joy  Coghill   (B.A.  '47).  Director,  and  Don  Wilson,   (B.A.
'46) teacher, fix announcement of Summer School of the
Theatre productions on a very submissive totem.
accepted the portrait in the name of the Universitv
and expressed the delight felt by everyone that the
portrait should hang in the theatre named after
"Freddie" as a tribute to his great contribution to
the development of theatre at the University.
Altogether it was a happy Alumni occasion. The
play was acted and directed by alumni members of
the Players' Club that Professor Wood founded.
Professor Wood was the guest of honour and in
the audience were many former members of the club
and friends of the founder to express their pleasure
to him in person.
I think I know now why you say
My tongue's inclined to run away,
But, oh, such openings come to me!
Yesterday,  at  a  formal  tea.
Some  gushing female  asked me  if
I'd any pets or children:   I
Made  a  quite  natural  reply:
"Twelve  bastards  and a  hippogrirr.
The children are hermaphrodites,
Begotten on  Walpurgis-nights,
Otherwise  normal  healthy kids:
The}' all play house on coffin-lids.
Their  mother  is  a  banshee,  whom
I met in a deserted tomb.
We weaned the lot on gall and samphire;
Our  baby-sitter  is  a  vampire.
Wc gave each child, when it was born.
Three vipers and a unicorn;
Oh, yes, and I'm forgetting, ma'am!
Those cockatrices and their dam."
Maybe it was an indiscretion,
But it you'd just seen her expression!
—Geoffrey   Riddehough.  B.A.  '24.
Page   27 THE      FACULTY
Members of the School of Social Work Staff
have carried on important summer activities both
at home and abroad. Mrs. Helen Exner (B.A..
Y'assar, M.S.S. Smith College) held two Institutes
on Child Welfare, one at Saskatoon in June, one at
Victoria in August. The general subject of both
series of studies was "The Adolescent". Mr. William G. Dixon (B.A. '43) spent July and August on
a research project with the Department of National
Health and Welfare in Ottawa, in the preparation
of a report for the United Nations on "Child and
Family Welfare Services in Canada." Mrs. Helen
McCree (M.S.W. '49) gave a course of lectures on
"Foster Home Placement—Child Welfare" at a
United Nations' Technical Assistance Seminar held
in Stockholm, Sweden, May 10th-22nd. A contribution was made to the literature of welfare by Miss
Marjorie J. Smith, Director of the School of Social
Work, whose "Professional Education for Social
Work in Britain—An Historical Account", was published by Family Welfare Association, London.
Dr. C. E. Dolman, head of the Department of
Bacteriology and Immunology, made a seven weeks
tour of visits to Universities and laboratory centres
in Great Britain (17) and Western Europe (6) on
behalf of the Provincial Department of Health aided
by Federal Department of Health grant. While on
the Continent he attended and presented a paper at
the 6th International Congress of Microbiology,
held in Rome.
Three members of the Department of Mathematics staff, S. A. Jennings, E. Leimanis and D. C.
Murdoch (B.A. '31), held Fellowships at the Summer Research Institute of the Canadian Mathematical Congress, Queens University, Kingston.
Ontario. The purpose of the Research Institute is
to permit mathematicians to work at their own research problems for an uninterrupted period of three
months during the summer. This Institute is supported by the Canadian Mathematical Congress, The
National Research Council, and the Research Corporation of New York. Some 24 Canadian Mathematicians attended this summer's session.
Professor B. N. Moyls (B.A. '40) fulfilled a seasonal appointment at the Dominion astrophysical
Observatory in Victoria, working on problems having to do with determining the luminosities and
distances of a certain class of stars. Each year the
Observatory avails itself of the services of summer
appointees and in addition attracts as visitors some
of the leading astronomers on the continent and
from abroad, who come to spend a month or two
doing research and consulting with the staff. This
year, besides Professor Moyls, there were two third-
year U.B.C. students and two from Eastern Canada;
and, visiting the Observatory was Professor Joel
Stebbins, of the Lick Observatory in California.
Earle Birney (B.A. '26) on a year's leave from
the Department of English, is busy writing a new
novel in a small fishing village "a few miles from
the megaliths of Carnac" in Brittany. He is enjoying the life there "despite primitive plumbing". He
has taken time off for travel and for visits in England,  Belgium,  Holland,  Paris, and  other parts  of
France. He was deeply impressed by the antiquity
and beauty of some of the places visited. "I got a
whiff," he writes, " of Roman splendour at Nimes,
where the circus is beautifully preserved and in
weekly use for Sunday bull-fights, and there is a
beautiful Temple of Diana, Augustan fountains,
many fine ancient statues, a theatre half-erect, and
an Elysian Fields (the phrase has become "Alis-
camps" with the years) which seems to have been
a burying ground for at least 2000 years without
much interruption except to dig out old bones to
make place for new."
Returned from a year's leave of absence. Professor C. Vyner Brooke has resumed his duties in
the Department of Spanish. During the summer of
1952 he attended the Linguistic Institute held at
Indiana University. Later he continued linguistic
study at Columbia University, New York, and spent
the past summer travelling in Spain.
Representing British Columbia and Yukon, Professor \V. N. Sage was reappointed for a period of
five years to the Historic Sites and Monuments
Board of Canada on which he has been an active
member for many years. He was present at two
interesting ceremonies arranged by the Board, viz..
the unveiling of an inscribed cairn at Fort St. James,
B.C., on July 1st, and of a similar monument at the
Boat l-uicampment, head of the Big Bend Highway.
(Continued  on  page 29)
Page  28 U. B. C's    FIRST
NOVEMBER    5-6-7
Here is something that all the Alumni must get
behind! For a number of years now the idea of a
Varsity Revue, depicting', commenting- on and satirizing life at U.B.C. has been tossed about—but to
no avail.
At last Alumni members decided to take the
matter in hand and present the University with its
first "Revue" as a gift, as a demonstration project
and in the hope that the undergraduates will carry
on in future years.
Writers Eric Nicol and Ernest Perrault, and
Composer John Brockington put their heads together and have come up with a complete book and
score for the first Revue. It is to be put on in the
University Auditorium on November 5, 6, 7. It will
have a cast of about a hundred including undergraduates, graduates, members of the faculty and,
as guest artist, Vancouver's comedian, Barney Potts.
Dorothy Somerst is acting as general manager
and as one of the directors. Other directors will be
alumni members John Brockington and Philip Keatley, Diana Bancroft of the Department of Physical
Education, and guest director, Mara McBirney.
Cliff Robinson, of the Extension Department, is
designing and painting the scenery. Alumni members will be in charge of production—Tom Lee, Pat
Larsen and Sydney Risk. And another group of
alumni have formed a committee to help in any way
—short of acting! Mrs. Sherwood Lett, Mrs. Arthur
Lord, Mrs. J. V. Clyne, and Mrs. Kenneth Caple.
Assisting with production throughout, of course,
will be members of the undergraduate bod]'.
So, U.B.C.'s first Varsity Revue is altogether a
University affair—students and faculty, undergraduates and graduates. Those in charge—writers,
composer and directors—are counting on a great
amount of assistance and co-operatoin from undergraduates and graduates to put the Revue over. If
you, who read this article, are willing to help, phone
Dorothy Somerset in the Extension Department.
But, above all. everyone turn out to see the Revue,
November 5, 6, 7. Support the idea of a Revue, fill
the Auditorium three nights running—to enjoy the
show, and to help fill the coffers! —D.S.
THE FACULTY—Continued from page 28
Professor Geoffrey Davies lectured in Jul} to the
Canadian Armed Irorces stationed in Germany and
France as member of the NATO Forces. He gave a
series of lectures on Canada and the Commonwealth
at the invitation of the Canadian Army Bureau of
Current Affairs, speaking to the 27th Infantry Brigade at Hanover and the R.C.A.F. Fighter Wings
at Zweibrucken, Germany, and Gros Tenquin in
Eastern France. In all the bases there were a large
number of U.B.C. graduates who have joined the
permanent forces, and a considerable group of CO.
T.C and R.C.A.F. cadets from the campus doing
their summer training in Europe.
The Honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred
on President MacKenzie by St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S., at a Centennial Convocation  on September 2nd.
Dean H. F. Angus, Faculty of Graduate Studies,
is this year a member of the Council of the Royal
Society of Canada, of which he is immediate Past
Elected recently to a Fellowship in the Roval
Society, Professor W. J. Rose, Department of Slavonics, is spending a year as visiting lecturer in the
University of Manitoba.
Professor-limeritus W. N. Sage read a paper on
"New Caledonia. The Siberia of the Canadian Fur
Trade" to the Royal Society, Section II, of whose
Programme Committee Professor F. H. Soward
has been elected chairman.
Professor G. Iv McSpadden, on leave from the
Department of Spanish, is Visiting Professor in the
Department of Romance Languages and Literature,
Chicago University.
Dr. S. M. Friedman, head of the Department of
Anatomy, was elected councillor of the Canadian
Physiological Society at its meetings in Montreal
early in September.
Professor R. M. Clark, Department of Economics, is exchange lecturer this session in Manchester
University, his place being taken in U.B.C. by Professor Mars, of Manchester.
Appointments made by the Board of Governors
since the last issue of the Chronicle include that of
Professor Geoffrey C Andrew of the English Department to be Dean and Deputy to the President;
and of Professor T. L. Coulthard as head of the Departments of Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics.
Dr. A. D. (Tony) Scott, B.Com. '46, B.A. '47.
A.M. (Harv.), Ph.D. (Lond), returning from graduate studies in the University of London, has joined
the Department of Economics. Dr. Scott is son of
Mr. Sydney Scott, and grandson of the late Dr. S.
D. Scott, one of the founders of U.B.C.
(Continued on  page  32)
Page 29 Dr. Cordon M. Shrum
Leaves Extension Department
COL. G. M. SHRUM, O.B.E., M.M., E.D., M.A., Ph.D.,
'This month the Extension Department said farewell
to Dr. Gordon M. Shrum, director of the department since
1937. An ardent exponent of adult education. Dr. Shrum
has led the department from its small beginning seventeen
years ago to a point where it not only serves the urban
centres of the province but brings the services of the University to the small outlying points as well. Under his
direction the Extension Department has come to be highly
regarded throughout Canada, a fact of which Bitish Columbians should be very proud. On his retirement Dr.
Shrum leaves a healthy organization, still in its adolescence,
with the growing pains over and an eager anticipation of
extending itself in even more fields. Although he has left
the Extension Department, where he will be missed by his
staff, Dr. Shrum will continue his offices at the University
as Head of the Physics Department and Director of the
B.C.  Research  Council."
(Department of Extension News Sheet. Sept. 15, 1953.)
Dr. Shrum has taken an active part from the
time of its organization in the work of the B.C.
Research Council of which he now becomes Director.. He has done yeoman service also as a member of the National Research Council. Ottawa, during the past ten years.
In military matters he is known personally to
large numbers of our alumni who served under his
command during the war years in the U.B.C. contingent of the Canadian Officers Training Corps.
He has also served as a member of the Defence
Research Board, Ottawa, since its formation after
the war. On the invitation of The Hon. Charles E.
Wilson, Secretary of Defence, Washington, he will
attend, as a representative of Canada, an Orientation Conference for civilian leaders from October
29th to November 6th. In addition to meetings at
the Pentagon for discussion with the Secretary of
Defence, the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air
Force and their Chiefs of Staff, the Conference will
include visits to military bases in Virginia, Georgia
and Florida.
Later Dr. Shrum will head the Canadian Delegation at the Eighth Pacific Science Congress to
be held at Quezon City in the Philippines, November 16th to 28th. Of the four other members who
will represent Canada, two are from the U.B.C.
Faculty, viz., Professor W. A. Clemens and Professor H. B. Hawthorn.
Anyone who has bought railway tickets in Paris in
recent years will understand why I wanted to see Europe
by car when I went over in April of this }'ear. Two years
ago my feet were so tired as I stood in line buying a ticket
to Venice that I took off my shoes. And even after my
turn at the counter had come and gone I still had to go
back the next day to have my reservation confirmed.
The bottleneck in the European transportation system,
of course, is caused by too many forms to be filled out and
too few clerks to do it.
However, a car ends all this annoyance.
The sensible thing to do is to buy your small model
over there, English make, and take advantage of the reduction allowed it if it is used abroad and then shipped to your
home. But I wanted to take my two Irish terrier friends,
Sean and Boots, and so made this an excuse to buy the
little car here and pack it at my own back door.
This was wonderful, except that I did a lot of packing
"loose", and when I found at the dock-side in New York
that I was not allowed to leave anything in the car in
transit I had quite a time tying all the boots and shoes,
dog beds, camping equipment and wot not up in a few
extra coats to take them back to the hotel. The car had
to go  aboard  the  day before sailing.
My Women's Press Club friend, Laddie Watkis. of
CJOR, had the job of looking after the luggage while I
attended to dogs and car. What a shabby emigrant she
looked, surrounded by her bundles of old clothes and camp
Having a car in Europe was absolutely perfect. Not
only did we enjoy the freedom of going from place to place
with no tiresome preliminaries, but in the various cities
visited it put an end to all the nuisance of bus and tram
services that stop at midnight, or nine P.M. in some places,
and  taxis that charge double after certain hours.
France, I think, must have the best roads in the world.
Not only are they smooth and wide, but for many miles
without a break they are tree bordered, the trees cut to give
shade overhead without cutting off the view or being a
road menace.
Switzerland comes second in the matter of roads, which
are also good in Italy, Germany and Holland. In Belgium
there are still stretches of the old cobble paving that need
black topping.
I score France at the top because we did a lot of
travelling off the main highways there, and even in the
smallest villages we found excellent roads.
The five-thousand-mile tour of Europe that we enjoyed
at a leisurely pace in five weeks really began at Le Havre,
where we left the ship. The farm fields of Normandy were
a vivid green in the late afternoon sun, and huge, handsome
farm horses were seen in silhouette as they ploughed the
day's last furrow with a home-made implement pulled with
all the pride of a winner in a harness class at the P.N.E.!
Page 30 IN    EUROPE
TAYLOR, B.A. '25
Photos by Laddie Watkis
I had travelled this route by bus only two years earlier,
and was interested in the progress of war rebuilding. In
many towns the extent of damage can now be realized from
the new sections rather than from the piles of rubble in
vacant fields, although there is still a great deal of work to
be done. Temporary shelters are still the homes of hundreds
in such towns as fieauvais and Abbeville.
Laddie Watkis had never been to Paris before, and I
made this an excuse to do again so many of the things I
always enjoy. Les Halles in the early morning is such a
thing, with onion soup at one of the crowded and currently popular restaurants while waiting for buying to get
underway at the tremendous market. The opening hour
now is 4:30, but used to be much earlier.
We also had dinner at such Left Bank heavens for
the hungry as the Cochon du lait, at Montmartre's Mere
Katrine, and (by invitation, which means for free) at the
Eiffel Tower restaurant. We saw the Casino de Paris,
supposed to be better that week than the Follies, but really
a third-class show compared with others I have seen in
Paris; attended mass in Notre Dame; looked at Mona Lisa
in the Louvre; saw the tulips in the Bagatelle gardens in
the Bois, spent an evening at the Lapin Agile, where the
songs, the dirt on the walls and the brandied cherries are
the same from generation to generation—did everything,
in fact, except go to the Flea Market which has become far
too smart to be interesting in the last few years.
From Paris we cut down through the Loire Valley,
south west to Biarritz and so to the Basque Valleys. The
cathedral at Chartres, of course, was a stopping point, as
were many of the chateaux, which I had first seen from a
bicycle in 1925. We visited a family in a cliff house near
Tours, and although they assured us that they enjoyed
their damp, dark home I felt that the effect of taking the
teen-aged daughter out into the sunlight would be like that
on a pit pony in its one day above ground.
At St. Jean Pied de Port we stayed at the same hotel
I remembered from a visit in the early thirties. Even Madame was unchanged, except for the color of her hair. It used
to be dyed black, but was now a more becoming grey. Between the time I reserved rooms, however, and the time we
returned from our wanderings that night she had dyed it
black again, with the approved yellow streak in front. When
we left the next day she overcharged us scandalously for
the one meal we had with her, but practically gave us our
lodgings. I remembered that she had done just the same
thing many years ago, which counted up alarmingly after
a stay of two weeks.
I bought a "musical virgin" (she plays Ave Maria) at
one of the hundreds of souvenir shops at Lourdes, where
we paused en route to Avignon. It was at this former
hometown of the popes that we had serious trouble finding
accommodation, because we wanted single rooms, or at least
single beds. No one there could see why "un grant lit
matrimonial"  wouldn't  do.
During a few wonderful days at Menton 1 nearly
bought a house. In New York my friend (but no relation)
Elsie Taylor, Arts '25, had said, "If you find a cheap place
for me to retire, in the South of France, just let me know."
I found it—$15,000 for eight rooms made into two suites,
each with full plumbing and in the most heavenly part of
the French Riveria. I Air-mailed Elsie, deciding to become
an ex patriate myself then and there if she would share the
house—stone, with a wonderful patio and three front doors
—but she sent back  regrets  that she was not quite  ready.
It was fun arriving at Venice by car, parking on the
seventh floor of a huge garage, and switching to a gondola
at the other side. Sean was seriously worried, as he thought
we'd turned in the car on a boat, but after a day or two
he became reconciled, as he has to other car deals in the
past. However, he was very happy when we piled into the
car again a few days later and drove back over the speed
route—of which there are many in France, Italy and Germany—away from the watery city.
We dallied on the Italian Lakes, and spent a few days
in Zurich, having crossed over the Alps by the Gothart
Pass. We didn't know we were doing this until we were
actually at the top, as we thought the signs, 'San Gotardo"
led to a town where we had decided to have coffee after the
mountain driving. It was quite a climb, with only narrow
clearings through the snow, and very sharp turns.
I loved the little brown Swiss cows, and later fell just
as deeply in love with the Holsteins in their native land,
being milked in the fields, usually with portable milk houses
standing by. The horses in Belgium and Holland were as
beautiful as those in Normandy, but in Italy and Germany
most of the farm work was done by oxen. The "oxen", in
turn, were usually cows, and pulled both ploughs and milk
carts—all-purpose cows,  no doubt.
Travelling as we did we were able to study continental
rural housing, and were fascinated by the single dwellings
that house man and beast. Towards evening it was a lovely
sight but a bit of a road hazard, as the field workers and
their cattle, horses, goats and pigs came home from their
chores and their grazing to be locked up together in the
windowless stone hovels that meant security from the
dangers of the  dark.
We went from Belgium to Holland twice, because the
first day we kept following road signs back to the border.
The place names, full of "Oops" and "Zooms" all looked
alike. The houses with green doors and brass knockers,
and the general cleanliness reminded me of England. The
second day we drove towards Vlissingen, and saw the terrible destruction left by the floods.
I left dogs and car in Paris while I went to the Coronation in London. Here I had a seat in the Abbey and
an excellent view of the actual ceremony, but having missed
all films of the event I feel that I have really seen less of
the full coronation proceedings than most people. My chief
recollections are of timelessness, cold and hunger as the
long day passed.
As I said, seeing Europe by small English car is perfect. But when you get back to the U.S. in a little car that
has by now done 14,000 miles, it is a different story.
"We don't keep parts for foreign cars,' 'they told us
in Kansas City where we waited n the thick of a heat wave
while they did a patch-up job. And when the car finally
fell apart in Idaho the garage man said as we waited for
parts to be flown from Seattle, "You'd better get an American car the next time your foreigners drive in the U.S."
Page 31 THE FACULTY—Continued from page 29
Professor J. St. Clair-Sobell, head of U.B.C.'s
Department of Slavonic Studies, represented the
University this year at the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen in Westminster Abbey. During his
stay abroad Dr. Sobell attended the Conference of
Historians of Eastern Europe which was held in
July at the Freie Universitat in West Berlin. After
a short stay in Germany he visited universities in
Yugoslavia and studied conditions there. Marshal
Tito, the head of the Federal Peoples' Republic of
Yugoslavia, in an interview, expressed to Dr. Sobell
the hope that more Canadians would visit his country.
Professor A. W. de Groot, Ph.D., formerly professor of Latin, Amsterdam University, is now special lecturer in the Classics Department.
The American Society of Metals, at its annual
meeting in Cleveland on October 21st will present
one of its three awards of $2000 to Professor W. M.
Armstrong, of the Department of Mining and Metallurgy, for "outstanding performance as a teacher of
R. G. Herbert, B.A. '48, LL.B. '49, will again
take charge of the University Air Squadron after
having spent the summer lecturing at R.M.C, Kingston. His work with the University Squadron has
been highly commended by Ottawa staff officials.
Eric C. E. Todd, LL.B., LL.M. (Manch.), of
the London School of Economics, University of
London, has come to the Law School as Visiting
Lecturer in place of Professor Gilbert D. Kennedy,
who is on leave of absence taking post-graduate
work at the Harvard Law School.
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Mrs. Marion Jean Green, B.A. '17, B.S.A. '21,
wife of Howard Green, M.P., died at her home in
Point Grey on August 26th. Her father, Mr. Lewis
A. Mounce, was a pioneer lumberman of Cumberland, V.I., of which town he was the first Mayor.
He was M.L.A.  for Comox.
Mrs. Green was the first woman graduate in
the Faculty of Agriculture. For two years after
graduation she was assistant to the late Wilfrid
Sadler, Professor of Dairying, and worked also as
extension lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture.
Both her sons attended U.B.C, John graduating
with the class of Arts '46 and Lewis in Applied
Science '49.
Herbert Thomas Gamey, B.A. '29, died in Vancouver on September 13th. At the time of his death
he was principal of Lord Selkirk School. He devoted his life to teaching and during the 35 years of
his professional work, all spent in Vancouver, he
was successively vice-principal of Templeton Junior
High School, principal at Macdonald, Simon Fraser
and Lord Roberts Schools. His brother, Harold
W., who survives him, also graduated in Arts in
Always and  often
Time will soften
The hard however
Much  the  Never
May protest
Till simple  Now
Stops asking how
And ugly  Then
Discovers when
And  both  rest.
—John  Reeves.
Page 32 BIRTHS     -     MARRIAGES
(If you wish an announcement to appear in this column
of the Chronicle will you please send it in to the Editor,
noting your Graduating year.)
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Annable (Jan McColl, Arts 'SO),
a son.
To Captain and Mrs. William Botting (B.A. 'SO), a daughter,  Bridget.
To Mr. and Mrs. Philip (Pip) Brock (B.S.A. '38) (June
Ashton),  a son,  Philip  Britton.
To Mr. and Mrs. T. Graham Darling (LL.B. '49), a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Elsey (Pamela Hodson, Arts 'SI),
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Godefroid (B.Com. '49), a son,
Donald Richard.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lort (June Mclntyre, B.A. '51), a
To Mr. and Mrs. Slade Nix (Peggy Light, B.A. '49), a
daughter,   Margaret   Eva  Lynne.
To Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Rea (Mabel Woodman, B.Com.
'48), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. David Smith (LL.B. '52) (June Baird.
Arts  '50),  a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor (Eng. '48) (Pauline Lee,
Arts  'SO),  a son.
ft ft ft
Allan Harrison Ainsworth, B.A. '46, to Mary Howard Ox-
ley, B.A. '48.
James U. Anderson to Louise Roberta Sieburth,  B.S.A. '49.
Paul  N. Baldwin to Beverley Anne  Birkett.
James Wilfred Baugh to Grace Dorothy Hodges.
Norman Bestwick to Elizabeth Jane Ridley, Arts ' 52.
Richard Brawn, B.A.Sc. '49, to Goldis Christensen, B.A. '52.
Fl/Lt. Frank Donald Broadbent to Barbara Mary Jean
James Robert David Bruce, B.A.Sc. '48, to Heather Catherine Jane Goodfellow.
Lawrence Samuel Butler, Eng. '54, to Joan Carew Ferguson.
John Crosby Collins, Agric. '54, to Dorothy Edith Innes
Dr. John Howard Dickinson to Margaret Elizabeth Mac-
Corkindale, B.A.  '51.
Wavne Harley Thornton Disher to Patricia Elizabeth Maud
Robert William Dowding, B.A. 'SO, to Elizabeth Armstrong
Louis  Stuart Duckitt  to Josephine  Marion Noble.
Robert  M.   Duncan,   B.A.Sc.  '48,   to   Shirley  Janet  Finch,
B.A.  '51.
Dr. Thomas Egan, B.A. '48, to Beverly Lawrence.
Donald Irvine Fleetham, B.A. 'SO, to Margaret Anne Abernethy, B.H.E. 'SO.
William Henderson Fraser, Jr., LL.B. '52, to Grace Maxine
Geoffrey Garneys to Joan Charlotte Bennett, B.H.E. '50.
Lieut. W.  E. Gordon, Jr., to Irene Strong.
Basil Gradley Grant, Civ.Eng. '53, to Catherine Shirley
Victor  Poole  Gray to Jocelvn  Dorothea Brennan.
Patrick Greene to Marilyn Theta Hollenberg, B.S.W. 53.
William  Terrence  Greenwood  to   Elizabeth  Ann   Kerry.
William Arthur Hayden to  Daphne  Emily Venables.
John Jacob Herb to Donna Catarine McEwen.
Gordon Keith Heydon to Sandy MacCarthy, P.E. '51.
Rees Llewellyn Hugh, B.A. '53, to Marjory Joy Mcintosh.
David Bruce Jaffary, to Marv Lou Harrison, Arts '53.
Arthur Wellesley Jeffery, B.A. '49, to Barbara Alice Groll.
Chester A. Johnson, B.Com. '48, to Janis Ingledew, Arts
'51, daughter of H.  Garfield Ingledew,  B.A. '21.
Ralph  Johnson  to  Peggy Smith.
Allerton Cromer Kay to Alice Jean McDonald.
Ensign Noel Kelly to Patricia Ruth Scharff.
Peter C. Koutlas to Toula Bekos.
E. R. (Ned) Larsen. B.A. '48, to Sue Fraser, daughter of
the late G.  L.  (Pat)  Fraser,  B.A. '17.
Merton Richard Lechtzier, B.Com. '48, to Dorothv Beatrice
(Bette) Heard, B.A. '50.
R. Michael Le Page, B.A. '52, to Susan James, Arts '52.
Donald Robert McComb to Mary Isabel Currie.
Lieut. Paul L. S. McCulloch to Joyce Margaret Macpherson,
B.A. '52.
Robert Gordon McElhanney, B.A. Sc. '39, to Evelyn Harriet Lawrence.
Robert Campbell McMordie to June Elizabeth McMillen.
John Edward George Meehan, B.A. '52, to Doris Elsie Ada
Strachan, Arts '52.
Frank Randall Mehling to Elizabeth  (Maisie)  Ewart, B.A.
Peter Miller, B.A.Sc. '52, to Naomi Allsebrook.
Mathew Edwin Neilly, B.Com. '53, to Joyce Florence Foreman.
Richard   Irwin   Nelson,   B.A.Sc.   '53,   to   Jacqueline   Hyde
Dairmuid O'Cadlaigh to Elizabeth Bell-Irving.
Stanley Matthew  Onhasey,  B.A.Sc. 'S3, to Gertrude  Hazel
Theodore  George  Pearce,  LL.B.  '53,  to   Muriel   Ernestine
Paul   Stanlev   Plant,   B.A.   '49,   to  Frances   Isabella  Smith,
B.A. '52.
William Lome Puckering to Eleanor Anne Matheson, B.A.
Alexander Inglis Reid to Iris Robina Taylor.
Harry Robert Rendell to Barbara Jean Warren, B.H.E. '50.
John  Hague  Sawyer to  Shirley Aldice Thorinson.
Clement Simard to Anna-Mae Audet.
I. Harry Smith, B.S.F. '49, to Helen Service, Public Health
F/O John James Stangroom to Gloria Audrey Johnson.
Kenneth Gordon Terris, B.Arch. '52. to Anne Sajiw.
Gordon Merrick Thompson, B.A.Sc, to Margaret Galloway.
Wrilliam Ellis Topping, B.A. '53, to Sybil Marion Taylor.
Jonathon  Vickers  to  Hetti  Outerbridge,  B.A.  '47.
Lawrence Wahnsley to Audrey  Charlotte  Field.
Bruce Torrey White to Laurine Isabel Lundell, B.H.E. '51.
William   Andrew  Telfer   White,   B.Com.   '48.   to   Margaret
Jane   Quiggin.
Charles Bagley Wright, Jr., to Virginia Prentice Bloedel.
William John Zoellner, B.A. '48, to Dorothv Jean Whitham,
Arts 'SI.
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Travel on Canadian
National's "Continental
Limited" is an unforgettable experience. Wide
choice of accommodation;
courteous, friendly service; good food prepared
by expert chefs; coast to
coast scenery of breathtaking beauty.
Page  33 The rich wheat-lands of the west had one serious
drawback. The growing season was so short that
ordinary wheat failed to ripen in time. Then
came Marquis wheat. It grew fast, ripened early,
gave a heavy yield. Soon 80 % of the west's
wheat acreage was planted to Marquis.
The development of this strain marked a turning
point in Canada's history.
Progress means change
A good wheat gives place to a better;
a new machine does a job faster, at less cost.
It's the same with banking. Through the
years the Royal Bank has developed more
efficient methods, found wider fields of usefulness
to its customers. Today many of our services
to business go far beyond the realm of routine
banking. Perhaps some of these special services
may be useful to you in your business.
Total assets exceed $2,675,000,000
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An unequalled selection of VALVES AND FITTINGS
is offered for your selection in the complete Crane line—
for every power, process or general service need. Crane
brass, iron, steel and alloy piping materials are recognized for
durable and dependable performance. Crane Quality means
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In PLUMBING FIXTURES, as with valves and fittings, the
name CRANE is synonymous with finest quality—in beauty
of design, durability and convenience features. Bathtubs
and lavatories, toilets and urinals, kitchen sinks and
laundry tubs ... all are available in a wide choice
of styles, materials and prices. Many of these
fixtures are available in eight attractive
colours as well as white.
In HEATING, too, you can depend on Crane to meet
the specific need—a hot water or steam boiler of the right
type and capacity—hot water heaters—standard or
concealed radiators, or radiant baseboard panels.
Whether it be for home or apartment, for school,
church or store, there is a Crane installation
to assure dependable heating service.
Descriptive literature on any phase
of Crane Service gladly supplied. Ask any
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Page 35 Wherever big things
are going on
there you'll find
the engineer
Wherever you go in Canada today, you
see the work of the professional engineer.
A river's course is changed and its rushing
power harnessed for man's needs ... an oil
pipeline scales a mighty mountain range ...
a highway is punched through the rocky
wilderness ... and behind each mighty
accomplishment stands the engineer.
Behind our many new industries and the
unprecedented development of our natural
resources—stands the engineer. His is the
vision that is contributing so much to
Canada's phenomenal growth.
We of Canadian General Electric never forget
that ours is essentially an engineering organization.
We know that our progress depends on the constant
recruitment of young engineers and are proud of the
contribution we are making to their training.
Engineering graduates join this Company each year
Each year, since its earliest days, engineering graduates
have joined this Company to continue their training in
'special courses—nearly twelve hundred have already
gained invaluable experience on the Company's
well-known "Test" Course.
The purpose of the course is primarily to ensure a
constant supply of trained talent for this Company
yet over the years it has also contributed a constant
stream of highly-trained graduates to fill the ranks of
Canadian industry.
Everybody benefits from the engineers' work
Canadian General Electric currently employs
Some eight hundred engineers—that's one out
of every eighteen employees—and is continually adding to their number. These men
—whether they work as development, design, production,
application, sales or service engineers, in the electrical,
mechanical or chemical fields—are in the final analysis
working for you.
They develop, design and manufacture the complex
electrical equipment that generates power, transmits it
across great distances, controls it and then puts it to work
for the common good. They improve and simplify existing products to increase their efficiency and lower their
cost. They develop brand-new products to meet brand-
new needs. In cooperation with our customers'
engineers they design and install equipment to
meet specialized needs.
The engineers' part in Canada's rising prosperity
It is an important part of their work to find better ways
of producing both equipment and products that do more,
last longer and cost less to operate. It is by
employing outstanding engineers—the key men
in Canada's progress—that we are able to play
a worthy part in our country's industrial
growth, and in the developments that are
raising the living standards of all of us.
Canada's Oldest and Largest Electrical Manufacturer


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