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JULV, 1946
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•/■vw Congratulations
Graduates !
We Extend Our Best Wishes for
Your Future Success and Trust
That Prosperity Will Remain With
You   in   All   Your   Undertakings.
From the Famous Grauer Herds
comes a RICHER   MILK
To build sound teeth and strong
bones drink lots of this delicious
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creamier milk when you order from
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1946 model of this ever-popular handbag; in
lovely English willow calf-skin, with bright gilt
fittings,  attractively  lined.
Opens to  5V2   inches,  9V%   inches wide.
Black or Navy.     Price..          $19.00
when you are young to invest in
insurance. Because for little outlay
you can secure an attractive investment at the lower rate available to
younger age groups.
For example:
$1,000 Insurance Policy
for only $ 12 yearly.
20-Year Endowment
$1,000 cash at maturity
approx. $40 yearly.
University Graduates and Undergraduates are invited to come in and talk
over their particular insurance program
xvith Ralph MacL. Brown, who will
gladly assist them in planning an insurance program to cover future requirements.
Write, Phone or Call
B.A. 1931
Provincial Manager
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Policies in force exceed $400,000,000
822 Rogers Building Phone PA. 7341
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Please Contact the Alumni Secretary
Salomon   Stamer,   765   W.   Broadway,   Vancouver.
Florence Evangeline Johnston,  1125 YV.  10th Ave.
R.  A.   Lowe,  3828 -  7th  St.   SAY.,  Calgary.  Alta.
Mrs. Vernon Grassie, 2630 YV. 7th Ave., Vancouver
Margaret Rices, 926 West 59th Ave.
Thomas E. Greene, 859 West 63rd Ave.
Alex K. C. Rices, 926 West 59th Ave.
Mr.  and  Mrs.  C.   L.   Heron,   1292  West  59th  Ave.
Donald AY. Johnston. 1125 West 10th Ave.
Miss   Iiigginhotham,   500   Harvard   S.E.   14,   Minneapolis, Minn.
Mrs. L. Mcintosh. 923-718 Granville St.
Our Congratulations and
Best Wishes
Miss J. E. Johnston, 2469 E. Hastings.
Donald S. McDiarmid, 6519 Cypress St.
R. W. MacRae, 981 McMillan Ave.. Winnipeg, Man.
Marjorie Evelyn Menten, 231 Queens Ave., New
Westminster, B.C.
Mr. A. J. Wirick. 288 - 1st Ave.. Y'orkton, Sask.
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Mercer, 1307 Devonshire Cres.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Douglas Kirk, 1163 West 26th Ave.
lames Victor Grant, 245 East 23rd Ave.
G.  L.  Freeland.  157 West 13th Ave.
Kenneth Alonzo  Schell,  Hoquiam. Washington.
II.  R.  McArthur. Kaslo. B.C.
M. Janet Handling, 449 West 15th St.. N. Vancouver, B.C.
Irvine James Adair. 131 - 3rd St.. New Westminster, B.C.
R. C. AVilev, 1905 Edinburgh St.. New Westminster,  B.C.
Morgan Jenkins. 1737 Frederick Ave., New Westminster,   B.C.
F. H.  Clark, 416 Fourth Ave..  New Westminster.
Dorothy E. McKenzie
Alan H. Cameron, Kelowna, B.C.
Mrs. Dudley B. Fryer, Kelowna. B.C.
Mrs. John Gibson
Mrs. Donald W. Robertson.
Jas. Z. G. Hall, Wells, B.C.
Claude V. Stainsby, Fernie, B.C.
jas. A. Sadler, Prince Rupert, B.C.
YV. A. Parker, 716 ictoria St., Nelson. B. C.
G. W. Minns, Box 1640, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Miss   D.   Willa   Moorhouse,   No.   10  Steno's.   Res.,
Company Store, Trail, B.C.
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Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
Joseph Francis Morgan, '41, received his doctor
of philosophy degree at University of Toronto recently. Dr. Morgan, who was born in Vancouver,
attended Vancouver College and the University of
B.C. He has been working at war research for the
past few years.
Marion Casselman. '32, was out to Regina in
January on a business trip for the Consumer Branch
of the Department of Agriculture.
Stanley Bailey, '38, after release from the Arm}-,
is with the Department of National Health and
Ilughie Livingstone. '43, is with the Department
of Mines and Resources.
Lt.-Cmdr. Graham Darling, '39, was responsible
for training the air crew on Canada's latest warship, the H.M.C.S. Warrior.
F. H. Maguire, '37, has left for the Argentine
where he has been appointed Assistant Commercial
Secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Buenos
Aires.    He is a former Lt.-Cmdr. of the R.C.N.V.R.
Strowan Robertson, '46, has been awarded a
prize in a nation-wide poetry contest conducted by
the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Authors Association.
Rev. C. Rentall. '34. has accepted a call to
Walmer Road Baptist Church in Toronto arid will
take over his new- duties in October. He has won
a number of scholarships for preaching and debating.
Helen Alice Saunders, '40, is nursing at the
Vancouver General Hospital after a vear and a half
with the R.C.A.M.C.
Hansi Nissen, '42, is a statistician with the
White Lunch Ltd.. at Vancouver.
John D. Hetherington. '45. is a sales engineer
with the Northern Electric Company at Vancouver.
Joan M. Hallett, '37, is now a librarian with
the Seattle Public Library.
Isabel Grace McTavish, '27, is a librarian at the
Vancouver Public Library after two years' service
with the R.C.A.F. (W.D.) and one year's service
as  a  C.W.A.C.
Chas. N. Disney, '25. is Assistant Manager at
McKenzie Red Lake Gold Mines Ltd. in Ontario.
Dr. Harry Warren left for England early in
March on an extended trip during the course of
which he will carry on considerable business for
W. E. "Ted" Yard, boys' work secretary at Vancouver central Y.M.C.A. has been appointed to the
same position in the Toronto Central Y. He has
pioneered a number of developments in boys' work
at the Coast city.
Is a Matter of Vital Interest to All
British Columbia is entering upon a new era, in which new demands will be
made upon us all. We face a future of splendid promise to the young people
of today.
It is safe to say that British Columbia was never in a healthier or more robust
condition, that never has a keener or more soundly-based spirit of optimism
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind—that this is the day and age of
specialized knowledae. that the key positions, the worth-while posts, in the
business and industrial world of the future will go to those whose minds are
trained and disciplined by their years of study and research, whose perceptions
have been quickened to grasp the intricacies of the new techniques.
young men and women needs no emphasis. Trained and equipped to take
their places in the industrial picture, this movement of business to British Columbia, this constant restless search for new and improved methods and processes, opens up a fascinating field of opportunity.
Deputy Minister.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
July, 1946
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Without a plan, success in any undertaking is a fluke.
You know, too, that post-war living is going to be a
harder, tougher proposition than in the old days.
Now, more than ever, you need a plan in your personal
and business life ... a plan which you will pursue with
courage, determination and plain hard work.
In all this, the financial angle will be a big factor and a
sound financial counsellor a useful ally.
You can find this very ally in the manager of your nearest
B of M office. Drop in and talk over your plans with him
in confidence. You will like his helpful attitude.
Bank of Montreal
working with Canadians in every walk of life since 1817
Page 6
Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Darrell T. Braidwood, M.A.
Associate Editors:
Mary  M.  Fallis,  M.A.;  Ormonde J.  Hall,  B.Comm.;
Robert W. Bonner, B.A.
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Volume 8, No. 2,
July, 1946
#<M J/te Record . . .
Few of U.B.C.'s Grads have cut such a blazing
trail to business success as Dal Grauer. . . and on
page 9 Editor Braidwood takes you along the trail
of the athletic brainstorm from Lulu Island who has
risen to the position of President of one of B. C.'s
most powerful companies. . . We of the editorial
staff would have liked to have brought you such
Time-like information as the amount of Dai's salary
. . . such as he is a $50,000 a year man etc. . . but the
B.C.E.R.is very secretive about such gossipy tidbits and even the working auditors are not allowed
to check the executives payroll. . . such information
is only open to the highest ranking executives on the
auditing board. . . and we are sorry to sav no U.B.C.
Grad has worked his way to such a spot.
Frank Turner, the Alumni-Secretary-Manager,
has just returned from a tour of the Interior with
the U.B.C. Player's Club and he brings you on page
26 a report of his meetings with Alumni all over
the Province. . . Frank says he is amazed at the interest in the Alumni movement all over B. C.
President MacKenzie's Address —_       __. 12
John Glen to Old Vic, By 0. J. Hall      .. . 14
Dolman Report, By R. W. Bonner .. ... 22
Scholarship, By Tom Brown      24
Alumni By-Laws                .       .. 34
A. E. "Dal" Grauer, by D. T. Braidwood  -
...     9
D. Keenleyside, By Margaret Murphy
......   11
Canadian Legion              	
...   16
..   18
Editorially Speakinq        ...           ...        	
Women        .         	
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Frankly Speaking .         	
. 30
Our cover picture this issue is again by George
Buhlhak, the Polish photographer who has been
such a good friend to the University. His book of
photographic studies of U.B.C. "U.B.C. Panorama"
is on sale at Hudson's Bay Company at Vancouver
and will bring back welcome memories to graduates
who obtain copies.
The Chronicle is sad to report in this issue the
deaths of two of our Grads . . . Brig. John F. Sager
(see cut), 47, died of a heart condition . . . Brig.
Sager, since his retirement from the armv in 1945,
has been chief inspector for the B. C. department
of Education. . . . He was a commanding officer of
:i Canadian reinforcement unit in England during the w.u
. . . Another Gra<
Charles James 111
passed away in Apri
at Rossland . . . Before joining the R C
A.F. he t a u g h t
school in Rossland
President M a c -
Kenzie's address to
the Canadian Club i*.
on page 12 and it i-~
another first class effort by the President
who is being acknowledged on the
West Coast as a
"Big" man. He is an
authority on Interna-
national Law and Affairs, he's agressive, a good
businessman, has had tremendous experience and
most of all he's admired and liked by everyone he's
come in contact with out here. . . Mr. Prime Minister, some day?
Don't miss clipping out the Alumni By-Laws
on page 34 of this issue you Branch Chiefs all over
B. C. . . they're good for reference.
That winds up the magazine for this issue and
gives Editor Braidwood a chance to get home at
nights and attend to the needs of little Lynne Joanne, whose two weeks old today. . . Wake up Pop
. . . it's two Avem.
Brig. John E. Sager
July, 1946
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By A. H. SAGER, '38
You may already have made plans to spend a
summer "holiday" at Point Grey, that scenic peninsula overlooking Howe Sound and the Gulf. A
holiday with books on the beautiful campus of
U.B.C.       A  holiday  in  shacks.
Tf so, just one word of warning. If you have in
mind skipping the odd lecture for a climb down
the cliff and a swim, we would advise against such
otherwise commendable truancy if you are registered for any of the Extension Department courses.
For where else in Canada will you get the opportunity of attending as good a course in radio
writing as that being given by Lister Sinclair '42?
Or a more thorough training in the theatre than at
I.*.B.C.'s Summer School under the direction of
Theodore Viehman and his outstanding associates?
Or as practical an understanding of world affairs
as in the unique Workshop in International Relations under Dr. Warren  E. Tomlinson?
You won't have much free time if you're taking-
Lister's three-weeks' course in radio. The program
calls for four hours a day, Monday through Friday,
From July 8th to the 27th. With "extra laboratory
and consultation periods'' and if we know anything
at all about Lister Sinclair, we've a good idea of
the amount of work you're in for.
But it'll be well worth it. Since graduation in
1941, Lister has received recognition as one of the
outstanding writers for radio in America.
Purpose of the course is to encourage and assist
new writers. The CBC will co-operate, and demonstrations and laboratory classes in microphone
technique will be conducted in the CBR studios.
In addition, the station has offered to buy and present on its regular network program one half-hour
dramatic script of acceptable quality written by a
student in the course. Pee is $20.00, registration
U.B.C.'s Summer School of the Theatre has
already achieved a considerable reputation in Western Canada. This year, the University has been
fortunate in securing as senior director. Theodore
Viehman, producer of many successful Broadway
plays with a wealth of experience in teaching drama
at leading American universities. Incidentally, he
has also directed plays for 11 art blouse. Pasadena
Community Playhouse, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and
several professional summer stock companies.
Assisting Mr. Viehman: Miss Dorothy Somerset,
founder of the U.B.C. Summer School and inspirational leader of much of the best that has happened
in amateur circles in B.C.; Mrs. Elsie Graham, one
of Canada's outstanding teachers of voice work;
Mrs.  Vivien   Ramsay,  producer  and  expert  make
up artist; Mrs. Jessie Richardson. President of the
Little Theatre, well-known actress and costume
mistress; and Mr. Jack McCance, western Canada's
best  theatre  technician  and  scenic  craftsman.
The theatre school begins on July 2nd. ends
August 7th. The course includes: theatre "backgrounds", acting, speech, directing, stagecrafts, and
the production of a play. The fee is $30.00. $12.50
for single courses. Three units of credit allowed for
third and fourth year students, but anyone interested in the theatre may register.
The Workshop in International Relations, the
only one of its kind in Canada, is a repeat performance from last year. It's an experiment in international education, and judging from the 1945 beginning, is certain to prove highly successful.
The Extension Department circular states
clearly the idea behind the Workshop: "The success of world organization will depend ultimately
on the individual citizen's knowledge and understanding of the forces at work in international
affairs. It is the aim of this Workshop to provide
for its members an opportunity to gain a greater
measure of that knowledge and understanding."
The director. Dr. Warren E. Tomlinson. is a
well-known authority in this field. He'll be assisted
by noted American and Canadian lecturers.
The course includes lectures, discussion periods,
and documentary film showings in three-hour morning sessions, July 2nd to August 2nd. And here
there'll be no need to skip lectures for the afternoons arc being kept free for social gatherings and
recreation. The fee is $30.00; credits for qualifying
Just one other Extension Department course,
one which everyone "holidaying" at Point Grey will
be able to attend. It's the evening Workshop in
Inter-Cultural Relations from July 15th to 26th at
the ancouver Normal School. Offered in co-operation with the ancouver Institute for Inter-Cultural
Friendship, its aim is to stimulate increased appreciation of the various customs and cultures of our
neighbours throughout the world.
Director is Dr. Melville Jacobs, Head of the
Department of Anthropology at the University of
Washington. A nominal registration fee of $2.00
will  be charged.
By the way, we are serious about the "holiday
in shacks". If you can't find lodgings, the Extension Department may be able to put you up in one
of the University's modernized army camps. The
queue  forms  here.
Happy  holiday!
Page 8
Graduate Chronicle PEOPLE     *
By Darrell Braidwood
One of the University's famous sons has now
topped all his former achievements by being made
President of one of Canada's public utility companies.
At 40, A. E. Grauer, universally known as "Dal",
is among the youngest of the Province's top executives. Yet Dal is no stranger to top-flight company
for he has been among the leaders in almost every
field which he has entered in his active career.
It all started on the Sea Island farm where Dal
was born into a family famous for their ability to
raise dairy herds of the best type. Farming, however, was not for him and he set his ca]) for politics
and law at an early age.
Dal was educated in Vancouver high schools
and then entered U.B.C. In the session of 1924-25
he was president of the student body and graduated at the end of the term with first class honors.
He took his Ph.D degree in economics and political science at the
University of California ; was named
Rhodes scholar from Vancouver and
obtained his degree in jurisprudence
at  Oxford  University.
Back in Vancouver, he practiced
law briefly with E. P. Davis, then
joined the University of Toronto
faculty in 1931, where he had a brilliant career climaxed by appointment as professor of social science
and head of that department in 1937.
During his term he was retained
by the Bank of Canada to make a
study of Canada's taxation system.
In 1937-38 he acted as expert on
social welfare, social insurance,
housing and labor legislation to the
royal commission on Dominion-
Provincial relations (Rowell-Sirois
In 1939 however, the young professor decided that he had had
enough of academic life. He was
offered the position of general secretary of the B.C. Electric and at 33
years of age, he took the job. He
expressed his desire to put some of
his theory into practice and his influence around the company was
soon evident.
By 1944 he had so won the confidence of a Board of Directors who
certainly haven't won their reputation easily for being hard-headed
business men that they made him
Vice-President of the B. C Power
Corpora tion. Later in the year he
became Executive Vice-President of
the Company.
By 1946 there was only one man for the President's job when the announcement of Mr. W. G.
Murrin's resignation "was made public. A University professor and a lawyer took over the reigns
of B.C.'s electric empire.
In community life Dr. Grauer has been most
active. He is a member of the senate of U.B.C,
past chairman of the civic bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade, and a member of that board's
executive council.
lie is a director of Vancouver Symphony Society, vice-chairman of the Family Welfare Bureau,
chairman of the B.C. advisory committee to
U.N.R.R.A., and a member of the board of directors
of  Vancouver  General   Hospital.
Active in sports in high school and university
days, Mr. Grauer was captain of the Oxford University lacrosse tern and a member of the Canadian
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A. El
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Active in sports
he captained the
oxford university
lacrosse team and
was a member of
the. canadian olympic
lacrosse team in 1928
July, 1946
Page 9 *    COMMENT   *
By O. f. Hall
At the present rate of destruction the University
of British Columbia, naturally endowed with the
most beautiful setting of an}- college on the continent, is destined soon to become one of the ugliest
of college  institutions.
This fact was forcibly brought home to this
writer during a two-week tour in May that enabled
him to visit eight different college campus' between here and Palo Alto, California.
Fifty years ago Point Grey would have rivalled
any scenic spot for natural rugged beauty. Today,
thanks to the genius, progressive spirit, invention
and desire of our engineers, architects, and advisory groups, our University is rapidly becoming a
bare patch populated with ugly buildings.
For one thing, the University has been practically denuded of trees. Where once tall firs added
beauty to the surroundings; lawns, parking lots,
and cement contribute their prosaic dullness.
Granted; roads, walks, parking lots and buildings are essenital. But not at the expense of removing all natural life.
Why have practically all trees been removed
from the quad, the mall, and the walks? Why has
everything growing been removed to make place
for each new addition to the  University?
Those who fashioned the University of Washington, Stanford, U. of California, U. of Oregon
and Oregon State, did not knock down every tree
in  sight.
The University of Washington's campus cannot
touch us for a natural setting. Yet by letting a
certain amount of natural growth remain, their
planners have furnished their campus with quiet
shaded walks, a quiet college atmosphere, a certain
amount of sequestered ways that give a college
campus the pleasant, academic atmosphere it should
Stanford is a beautiful campus, but certainly it
had less to start with than we did. Rather than
eliminate natural growth there they have encouraged it and protected anything that would provide
shade or beauty.
The same is true of practically every University
on the Pacific Coast.
But just walk down the mall at U.B.C, or
across the quadrangle, or from one of our uglv
Arts buildings to another and it is glaringly noticeable that there is nothing but hardness. Hard stucco
buildings, hard cement walks and practically no
plant or natural life excepting, what appears to
have been an afterthought, the odd transplanted
bush or small tree.
What is more discouraging is that the old process of knocking even-thing down to erect a building still goes on. Watch the work around the new
Physics building, or behind the Brock Building
where the new buildings are being erected and it
will be driven home to you.
University planners should stop and take stock
now.  There are still  a  few  of the  stately,  tall  firs
on obscure parts of the campus. Let's consider their
contribution to the beauty of the campus before we
knock them down to replace them with orderly,
trimmed lawns and transplanted bushes and trees,
which in themselves are a form of beauty, but
which in no sense can compare with the priceless
dignity and beauty that was inherent in the tall
timbers and abundant plant life that was the forest
of  Point Grey.
In March of this year the University Employment and Placement Bureau was established on the
campus as a permanent service for the students.
The Bureau was set up to assist students
finance their University education by helping them
obtain part-time work during the term, full-time
vacation employment between sessions. Then upon
graduation it introduces graduates to employers
desiring university-trained personnel. The services
of the bureau are open to all U.B.C. students —
graduates and undergraduates.
This spring the Bureau has been primarily concerned with securing summer employment for the
students. Insofar as possible students are placed in
jobs which will give them experience in their
chosen field of work. This year, however, the situation has been difficult. Many industries are hampered by critical shortages of material. Then too,
the logging strike which has tied up one of B.C.'s
primary industries, has definitely reduced the number of jobs available to University students.
As 75 per cent of the students desiring summer
employment are ex-service personnel, many of them
have had considerable experience before and during
their service to offer to the employers. A great
many of the jobs listed this year have been out-of-
town and a number of married veterans with families are reluctant to leave the city and risk losing
their present housing facilities. Generally speaking
however the students are taking whatever jobs are
offered them.
So you U.B.C. graduate-employers, if you ar-j
looking for some one to sit with your offspring,
or for a civil engineer, why don't you use the services of the University Employment and Placement
At the present time the Bureau office is in the
Armouries.   The telephone number is ALma  1191.
John F. McLean. B.A.  (Arts '31) is Supervisor.
Dr. Clarence O. Swanson. '21. of the Department
of Minerology at U.B.C, has left Vancouver to take
up a post with the Consolidated Mining & Smelting
Fred C Wasson, '33. was appointed Dairy
Commissioner for B.C., in April. For the last
thirteen years he has been the provincial Dairv
Inspector a tKelowna.
Impressario of Vancouver's Diamond Jubilee
show is J. Gordon Tinker's young Vancouver theatrical promoter.
Page 10
Graduate Chronicle Meet the Canadian
Ambassador To Mexico
(As appearing in the
Vancouver  Dai'.y
Province  for
March 4. 1946.)
Dr. H. L. Keenleyside
All the bright sunshine of Mexico Citv's brilliant
days have not dimmed the memory of his home
town, Vancouver, in the mind of Canada's ambassador to Mexico, I3r. Hugh L. Keenleyside, '20.
"When I retire, it will be to Vancouver," he
said in an exclusive interview with a Vancouver
Daily Province reporter in the embassy offices on
the thirteenth floor of the modern five-sided Edi-
licio  International.
It is early to talk about retirement, however,
for this keen-minded, vigorous diplomat, who became Canada's second ambassador to Mexico in
1945 at 46.
The ink is hardly dry yet on his outstanding-
achievement—the trade treaty with Canada, signed
on February 8 in Mexico City.
"Most Favored"
The treaty places Mexico and Canada on a
"most favored nation" basis in their trade relations,
giving Mexico the benefit of the same preferential
tariff as the United States and several other Latin
American nations enjoy. It should help to increase
trade between the two nations from a 1939 average
of $3,500,000 to a vearlv average of $40,000,000 to
Our industries are thoroughly complementary
in the main," Dr.  Keenleyside said.
"There are great opportunities in Mexico for
Canadian manufacturers and construction concerns,
for the building of railroads, bridges and harbors."
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ClaU o/ '46 QladuateA
South Granville's Smart Men's Shop
2561 South Granville St.
BAyview 2189
Canada's principal exports to Mexico now are
wheat, cereals, breed cattle, furs, newsprints, wrapping paper, and, during the war, manufactured products. Under the new treaty it is expected Canada
will increase exports of manufactured products.
New Service
Mexico's principal exports to Canada will be
bananas and other fruits, vegetable oils, tomatoes,
raw rubber, cotton, cotton lint, sisal and jewelry.
The task of Canada's ambassador to Mexico is
not an easy one. He must study and know the political, economical and commercial setup of this ancient country, struggling to become a great modern
nation through the tangle of religious and feudal
Met at U.B.C.
Mrs. Keenleyside, the former Katherin Pillsbury,
'20, of Prince Rupert, also was graduated from the
University of British Columbia, where she and Dr.
Keenleyside first met.
Both of them have a deep interest in art, music
and literature.
"The development of art in Mexico is outstanding," the ambassador said. "They have a remarkable national appreciation for it. Mexico City is,
perhaps, the most active centre of painting in the
To keep up Canada's end, his offices display silk
screen prints of Canadian artists and five Canadian
paintings from the National Art Gallery decorate
the walls of his home. A Canadian Book Fair has
been arranged for this spring and a large Canadian
Art Exhibit is on the agenda for later in the year.
The ambassador's education, training and career
have given him a broad outlook and a wealth of
experience in international affairs. Graduated from
the University of British Columbia in 1920, he afterwards lectured on history at various colleges in the
United States and at U.B.C.
He entered the department of external affairs in
1928 and went to Tokyo as the first secretary of the
Canadan legation.    He remained there seven years
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presentation of a number of bursaries arranged
through Club efforts. The Chronicle herewith
presents a digest of the speech. Copies of the full
address may be obtained from the Canadian Club.
The modern university as I can see it is designed, in the first place, to educate young men
and. more recently, young women who are qualified for university training. Now I grant you that
there may be some who come to the universities
who might be better suited to other educational
institutions, or to other ways and means of developing their talents, and there are a lot who cannot come to the university, and some who have
the qualifications in terms of the temperament and
the intelligence who do not, but those two things
are part of the problem of the community and of
society which are being dealt with after a fashion.
In the second place, the universities provide the
professional training in practically all of the professions on which our modern civilization exists.
The doctors and the lawyers, the dentists and the
engineers, the scientists and theologians and all
the rest come to us, get part of their education
from us and go out from us to serve the community
and to make their contribution to society.
In the third place, the modern university should
initiate and stimulate and should organize pure
and basic research and a certain measure of applied research in the sciences and in the social
sciences and in agriculture and a variety of other
In the fourth place, the university should give
and should provide a measure of community
leadership and far more adult education than has
been the case in the past. I mean community leadership in the sense that its graduates go out into
ever}- community. Those graduates should, during
their time in the university, be given the stimulus
and the training which will enable them to contribute to the life of the community ill which they
settle. In adult education 1 think the universities,
having gathered together facilities which are unique
in modern society, should, as far as possible, make
those facilities in terms of staff and equipment generally available to the community and the citizens
in the community.
In that connection, might I just—while not
claiming for the University of British Columbia
any measure of perfection or superiority in relation to other great institutions in this country or
in any other countries—comment on the contribution that a few of our graduates have made and are
making. In making this statement, I want you to
remember that we are the youngest university in
Canada and that our graduates only began to appear on the scene at the end of the last war, so that
they have had a very limited period in which to
achieve places of major responsibility and in which
to make their contribution to society.
In view of the general record of British Columbia, it is perhaps not surprising that to the best of
my knowledge the only V.C won by a student
in any Canadian university was won by a student
at the University of British Columbia; that is the
late  Hampton  Gray of Nelson.
The senior civil servant in Ottawa is generally
regarded as the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, and that post is held by Norman
Robertson, a graduate of the University of British
The first full Ambassador appointed by Canada
from the ranks of its own diplomatic corps is Dr.
Hugh Keenleyside. our Ambassador to Mexico. Fie
is a graduate of the University of British Columbia.
The head of the Canadian group investigating
atomic energy and the atomic bomb is a young
graduate in physics of this University, Dr. George
Volkoff, and if any of you went through the list
of Canadian scientists associated in this work you
must have been surprised at the number of U.B.C.
men and women who were included.
I think the most effective woman in government administration in Ottawa during the war was
Phyllis Turner, now Mrs. Frank Ross, a graduate
of this University, a girl who was brought up in the
city of Rossland in the Kootenavs.
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Graduate Chronicle REPORT
In some senses the University has had hard
luck. I understand that there was an ambitious
and well-planned scheme for buildings, and a considerable vote of money made, or provision or
arrangements made, at the-time the institution was
launched just before the last war. The war, of
course, prevented that development and the University began in the huts near the General Hospital buildings in Fairview. It was largely due to
the initiative and the energy of the student body
themselves that the University moved from these
quarters to the present site in 1925.
Development was held up, like so much else
in Canada, by the depression, and the University
was beginning to recover and had further plans
in prospect—some of which had reached the blueprint stage — when the Second Great War intervened. So that in a very real sense what it has
achieved has been done under difficulties which
I do not think any other University in Canada has
had to face.
The growth in registration has been fairly constant and fairly regular, with the exception of
the depression period, and by 1939 it had reached
approximately 2,500, and it continued relatively
at that figure throughout the war.
Anyway, in 1943-44 our registration was up to
2,800; in 1944-45, the first year I was here, some
of the casualties began to come back and the registration came up to 2,900, while last year in September it had gone Up to 5,800, and at the present time,
because of an additional 1,200 at Christmas and an
additional 500 afterwards, we have about 7,500
I have here a few facts I would like to mention. We have in terms of our staff, including
graduate students and technicians about 550, and
a maintenance staff of about 150. We have about
ten places out there at which food can lie served,
and we are in the process of engaging further
staff because I would be the last to admit that
we are satisfied with what we have achieved. Then
in terms of accommodation we have at the moment
148 huts of varying sizes. Eighty are used for living
accommodation, and the balance of 68 are on the
Campus itself for academic purposes. We have
made them as attractive and serviceable as we possibly can in the circumstances, and we are in the
process of getting another 50 in preparation for
the increased registration and teaching load next
We have living accommodation for 421 single
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Page 13 •   THEATRE   *
John Glen Earns Old Vic's Praise
By O. f. Hall
A flying visit to Xew York and an audition before Ralph Richardson of the Old Vic Theatre
Company of London, has given John Glen, former
University of B.C. actor, a chance at fame and fortune on  the  English stage.
In an audition before Richardson, which was arranged by Mary Buckerfield (U.B.C. 1943). Glen
performed so well that the great contemporary
Shakesperian actor, called him the "most promising-
young man the Old Vic Company has interviewed
in a long time."
Considerable difficulty was encountered arranging the audition as Richardson and his associate
Laurence Olivier, were loath to hear him because a
Canadian accent is not generally liked by English
audiences. But great persistence by Miss Buckerfield and the tremendous faith she and her friends
had in Glen's ability finally convinced the English
actors that the young man was worth hearing.
The audition took place in a Broadway Theatre,
following the Old Vic performance of Henry IV.
Richardson went to the middle of the theatre and
heard Glen recite Cardinal Woolsey's speech.
When Glen had finished, Richardson was most
enthusiastic. "Good." he said. "Very good. You
have no Canadian accent, you have a fine personality and an interesting face."
Whereupon, he said to Glen, "Come to England
and do for the Board of Directors what you have
done for me and \ will do everything I can to see
that you get a place in the Company."
Afterward at a luncheon. Richardson and
( >!ivier congratulated .Mar}- Buckerfield on bringing
Glen to their attention. "You were certainly persistent. Miss Buckerfield," said Olivier, "but from
what I hear from Mr. Richardson we are certainly
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Players Club followers will remember Glen as
the tall, dark young man who was "Marchbanks"
in Bernard Shaw's "Candide", performed by the
University Players in 1940. His performance in that
play was regarded as exceptional at the time and
great things were expected of him. Later he played
Darcv in "Pride and Prejudice" for the University
He went from U.B.C. to the Seattle Repertory
Plav- House for a year and then to Toronto where
he had the distinction of playing with C. Aubrey
Smith at the Royal Alexander Theatre in Toronto.
Glen got an offer to go to the Theatre Guild in
New York, but it was then 1942 and he decided to
join the Royal Canadian Air Force.
After a term overseas he returned to Vancouver
last fall and was discharged. He did radio work at
C.B.C. until February of this year and then went
east to radio in the east, renewing acquaintanceship
with U.B.C.'s current radio script genius. Lister
Hearing that the Old Vic Company was scheduled to appear for six weeks in New York, Glen
dropped all his work and started to train especially
for an audition. He obtained the services of an old
London tutor, who had had much experience in
coaching actors for the Old Vic Company. And
when this man told Glen he was much better than
many of those he had prepared for the Old Vic in
the past. Glen -was greatly encouraged and ready to
get his audition at any cost.
Meanwhile Mary Buckerfield. and many of
John's friends in New York and Toronto were
pumping for him and eventually the interview was
The rest is history. John is leaving shortly for
the Old Country and the broad horizon open to him
may lead to a career worthy of a talented young
man who learned the rudiments of his craft on the
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Capt. John Stark, '36. former Victoria resident,
has been appointed manager of Jasper Park Lodge,
which re-opened June 15. The famous resort hotel
has been closed during the war years.    Capt. Stark.
prior to his enlistment in the RCASC with which he
saw service in Europe, was manager of the CNR's
Minaki Lodge, Lake of the Wroods, and assistant
manager of the Fort Garry Hotel. Winnipeg. He
was a summer employee at Jasper Park Lodge during his undergraduate years at U.B.C.
Even now two U.B.C. graduates may have
jointly told one of the biggest fish stories of all
Just as in days gone by they used some of the
same labs during undergrad days, so 1946 found
Dr. Neal Carter (B.A. Sc. '25) and Dr. John Kask
(B.A. '28) working with similar tools of trade, but
for   different   countries.
Dr. Kask is one of the Chief Executive Officers
with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Japan, in
charge of the Japanese Fishing Industry, Tokyo,
while Dr. Carter is the representative of the Canadian Fishing Industry and of the Dominion Fishery
Research Board.
Their task is no mean one. involving as it does
a complete investigation of the whole Japanese
Fishing Industry.
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Growth in membership from seventy to seventeen hundred in twelve short months is the proud
claim of U.B.C. Branch 72, of the Canadian Legion,
a claim that puts them in the ranks of the fastest
growing organizations in B.C. Formed to serve
the ex-service men and women of U.B.C, whether
Legion members or not, this unique Branch has an
impressive "action" file, all of which adds up to a
considerable easing of the rough passage to rehabilitation for the student veteran. The change
from Service life to the rigorous intellectual routine
of a University is not exactly a "piece of cake", lt
has been the aim of the Campus Legion to make
that transition as easy as possible.
Anyone who thinks the housing problem is not
acute for student veterans is not in on the picture.
To the usual problem, add the necessity of study
facilities, reasonable proximity to the University,
and rental rates that do not completely eat up the
D.V.A. allowance, and you get a rough idea of
what is facing over one thousand married student
veterans. The Legion Housing Committee has gone
to bat for some of the least fortunate of these married students. Through their own housing survey,
and cooperation with downtown agencies, they have
succeeded in placing seventy-five families. But this
is only a bare start and the supply has almost completely vanished. At present, the urgent cases are
being placed in the old Hotel Vancouver. The
Legion is pressing plans for taking over a Lulu
Island Army Camp to convert it into a colony for
thirty families, and a grander plan envisages the
setting up of a prefabricated "village" of duplex
huts somewhere on the University grounds. These
prefabricated dwellings could be used for lower
income University employees after the disappearance of the veterans from  the Campus, five years
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Proof that the Legion is also active in Campus
affairs is seen in the fact that they have so far
donated one thousand dollars to the War Memorial
Gymnasium Fund, from the proceeds of the famous
"Operation Dollar", two dances, and a smoker.
It is probably not generally known that a Legion
Branch No. 72 existed on U.B.C.'s Campus after
the First World War, and the present branch, although possessing a new Constitution and Charter,
is carrying on with the same old number. The current edition of Branch 72 stemmed out of an organization known as the Canadian University Returned
Men's Association (CURMA) which was formed
at U.B.C. back in 1944 when some of the boys
started drifting back from the Services. Tony Greer.
ex-R.C.A.F., who inherits his keen interest in
Legion affairs from his Legionnaire father, was the
main driving force behind the conversion of
C.U.R.M.A. to the Branch 72 of today. He arranged
for Provincial Command President Jack Henderson
to speak to the 80-odd members of C.U.R.M.A.
about  the  aims  and  purposes  of  the   Legion,  and
shortly afterwards, by unanimous vote, they decided to promote themselves to the status of a
Legion Branch. Initial executive was Tony Greer,
President; Gordon Kersey. Secretary; and Humphrey Blake. Treasurer. Thirty members joined the
first day and thirty the second.
In September. 1945, when the vets started coming back by the thousand, President Greer addressed a general meeting of all ex-service students
to explain the aims of the Campus Legion and ask
for their support. The response was more than
gratifying and membership grew by the hunrded
to reach the present figure of over 1700, thus making Branch 72 the second largest one in British
Columbia. Being the first University Branch formed
in Canada, is another distinction of which they are
Although President Greer and his associates
took no part in planning the "coup d'etat" which
placed the old Hotel Vancouver at the disposal of
homeless veterans, they did play a prominent role
in the later negotiations with Hon. Ian MacKenzie
and the Citizens' Rehabilitation Committee. It was
Greer himself who made the original suggestion.
Iter accepted to have the Dominion Government
underwrite the cost of operation by the Citizens'
Committee. Tony also accompanies the A.M.S.
delegation when they interviewed Premier Hart to
solicit support for the War Memorial Gymnasium.
It is impossible in the space of this brief article
to deal with the work done by all of the eleven
or twelve committees, but one or two items deserve
mention. The Health and Dental Committee arranged with D.V.A. for the services of two dentists
on the Campus, and one of these is already operating in the Auditorium Building. The Personal Aid
Committee had one of its members on the job in
the Legion office during the noon hour every dav
to arrange small loans. A total of twenty 'loans
amounting to $435.00 were made, and not a dollar
has been lost. The Education Committee, liaison
group between the faculty and the Legion, has just
recently completed a comprehensive survey to
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Mr. TWITCHETT wasn't so happy yesterday. He had a problem. He lacked ready
cash for his business.
He makes small novelties—does a nice
business in them, too. But he normally
allows his customers thirty or even sixty
days to pay. In the meantime he has to pay
his workmen every week, meet his power
bills every month . . . pay promptly for
metal and wood and other raw materials
to earn valuable discounts.
So, yesterday, like the sensible businessman he is, he borrowed enough from the
Royal Bank for his current needs. When
Twitchett's customers pay him, he'll pay
off the bank.
This is a simple illustration of bank credit
in action. It shows how bank credit, as
an everyday tool of business, provides
"working capital" to keep men working.
Not size but soundness is the primary
test of any business and of its ability
to borrow. We count thousands of
small businesses among our valued
customers. In fact, most of our large
accounts are companies which started
in a small way and steadily grew
through the wise use of our bank
credit. The Royal Bank Manager is
there to serve all types and sizes of
business. He'd like to serve you.
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Page 17 SPORT    *
Brightest story in Varsity sport circles this
spring is U.B.C.'s gallant victor}- over the Mainland
League All-Stars in a cricket match at Brocton
Point on the 24th of May. It was a spectacular
triumph for the Varsity cricketers as they have
been faring none too well against League opposition and the Representatives were the best Vancouver could muster. The match brought in $200
through the gate for the War Memorial Gym Fund.
The team was captained by Lester Mullen and inspired by Pete Hobson's 77 runs. Hobson is an
Irishman who learned his cricket in Dublin. Arthur Hill and James Beard, a pair of wandering
Englishmen, are giving the team a great deal of
experince while a -hard-hitting Canadian, Art
Griffin, is one of the league's best all-round batsman and bowler. Capt. B. O. Robinson, honorary
member of the Varsity Cricket Club and one of its
most arden supporters, who can always be depended upon to umpire or help out in any way, has
started a Trust Fund to build a cricket pitch on
the Varsity campus, and he helped it along with
a contribution, too. Speaking of the Robinson's the
Captain's son Basil, Varsity Rhodes Scholar and all-
round athlete, is expected back at U.B.C. this summer and will be eligible to play in the Mainland
League. Baz will leave in the fall to take up his
Rhode's scholarship at Oxford which he dropped
during the war. 1946 Rhodes Scholar Allan Ains-
worth is keeping score for the Varsity second team.
Alumni Secretary-Manager Frank Turner travelling about the Interior of the Province ran into a
great many U.B.C. Grads and among them Fred
Martello, whom graduates of the earl}- 30's will
remember as the lad who won the Cup for the Aggregate Score at the Caledonian Games in 1930-31-
32. The cup was put up in 1929 and in 1932 when
he won it for the third time, Fred took it home for
keeps—an expensive cup for the Scots. Fred, who
is vice-president of the Creston Valley High School
sprinted against Frank Wycoff and Eddie Tolan
here in 1930 and in the 440-yard dash he ran a close
third to jimmy Ball the Olympic champion. Fred
is coaching the Creston Valley U.S. track and field
team which in the last eight years have won the
East Kootenay track meet every time.
Roger Chester, Commerce 1937, former Varsitv
soccerman, is being groomed as assistant clerk for
the city of Cranbrook. Wilf Pendray, former Varsity miler, is in Kamloops, as is lawyer Paddy Col-
thurst of rugby and distance running fame. Ward
De Beck, one of our most famous distance men was
last seen in the Navy in Cornwallis. Ward is the
"Reverend" De Beck now. and before joining the
Navy, spent two years in Costa Rica.
Pi Campbell, well known as one of the stars of
Varsity's 1931 Canadian Basketball champion team,
is teaching and coaching at Rutland High School
in Kelowna. Bob Osborne, U.B.C. Physical Education   Director,   was  one  of  the  heroes  of  the   1931
series breaking into the great line-up of that team
at the tender age of lo. Former ice-hockev goal
tender Ed Benson is with CM. ec S. in Trail. Another hockey ace Hugh Shirrif is running a 5-cent to
$1.00 store in Kelowna. Carson McCuire of football legend is reported to be going to Purdue for a
fellowship as is Art Johnson of the 1941 Canadian
Basketball champions. Joe Rvan of that team is in
Nanaimo in the Army as a Dentist Captain.
The Blue and Gold golf team is back from sunny
California with an impressive string of victories
over some of the Big Universities on the West
Coast. The six man team of Bob Plommer, Hans
Swinton, Malcolm Tap]), Dick Uanley, Dave Dale
and your writer, reputed the best in U.B.C. history,
lost 14-13 to Washington and 19-8 at Stanford, but
knocked over Bellingham Normal 23-4, Reed College 17-10, U. of Portland 9-0, U. of San Francisco
25-2 and the U. of Willamette at Salem 24>4 to
\l/>. Watch for Tapp, Dale and Mauley to do big
things in golt in the future as all three are voting,
close-to-par shooters and the}- hit their shots very
well indeed.
Credit must go to the "Terrific Todds", sons of
Dr. J. H. Todd, as one of Varsity's exceptional family teams. As long- as soccer at U.B.C. will be discussed, one of the Todd bovs will be mentioned for
only one of Dr. Todd's six sons never played soccer
on the campus and he, Duncan, a Lt.-Col. in the
Canadian Army won his Big Block for Canadian
Football. The others. Doug "Tootie" Todd. Alan
Todd (first man to win a Big Block when soccer
was regarded as a minor sport), Dave, and Laurie
all won their letters at football while Stewart, the
only non-winner of the award, was a member of
the Varsity team this year and is almost certain to
win his sweater next season.
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Recently the Board of Coventors announced the
postponement of the opening of the Medical Faculty at the University. The Board acted, it: is believed primarily on the report of Dr. C. E. Dolman,
whom the University had sent on a tour of medical
schools on this continent with the purpose of gathering background data for our own medical school.
After having heard Dr. Dolman's report, and
after having examined some of the great quantity
of evidence on the subject, there appears to be no
doubt that the Board of Governors has made a wise
decision. This is not to overlook the fact that hardship and disappointment may be caused to a number of persons but in the long run the University
and the Province can only gain by starting the
School of Medicine on a proper basis.
A Medical School is no small undertaking. It
is undoubtedly the most complicated of all University faculties. Its needs embrace an expert staff,
proper equipment, and adequate clinical facilities.
Dr. Dolman's report shows that it would be an impossibility to 'get even a rudimentary staff together
by fall. The men just aren't available. Some of
the equipment could, perhaps be obtained, but difficulties would be great.
The main lack, however, is in the field of clinical
facilities. Such of these as would meet the test of
the type of medical school needed by B.C., are, apparently, not present as yet. The big need, both
for the proposed medical School and for the Province, is a University Hospital to which could come
patients from all over B.C. Steps should immediately be taken in this regard. Our province is in
dire need of increased hospital facilities and none
more useful could be established than those provided   by  a  University   Hospital.
There have been many criticisms of the postponement. We suggest that those who are critical
should get a copy of the Dolman report and read
it in its entirety. We further suggest that after
so doing they will find less to criticize and more
to support constructively.
Darrell T. Braidwood
The U.B.C. War Memorial Gymnasium Fund
goes onward and upward. At present private subscriptions are in excess of $40,000 and the University has allocated .$50,000 and the Provincial Government $25,000. That makes a start of $115,000
and the campaign is still in full stride.
One of the most encouraging features of the
campaign has been the response from graduates in
widely scattered parts of the world. Such response
certainly indicates a continuing interest in the University.
We recommend to every graduate that if he
has not made his contribution as yet, the time to
do  so  is right  now.
Elsewhere in this issue will be found news of a
large number of financial gifts to the University
and its students. How different this is from the
picture a half dozen years ago and how welcome.
There can be no better investment of funds than
in  the education of youth.
lt can now be said that the University has been
accepted by the Province. It has become a vital
cog not only in our educational and cultural machine but also in our business machine. Every day
it contributes to the life of our people and twice a
year it turns out into our world, young men and
women, some full of new ideas and techniques, and
many with trainings which can qualify them to
become better citizens.
The University and its graduates, who have
struggled long for recognition, are deeply grateful
to those who are materially helping it in its work.
July, 1946
Page 19 *     WOMEN     *
In the summer of 1944 U.N.R.R.A. prepared to
send workers into various European countries to
assist in the rehabilitation of refugees and in the
reestablishment of Public Health Facilities. Qualifications for appointment to U.N.R.R.A. Staff were
of the highest. In Nursing a worker was required
to have a University Degree, field experience, post
graduate study, and also administrative experience.
It is then noteworthy that already six graduates
of U.B.C. have served in the European theatre with
U.N.R.R.A., five in the Medical Division, and one
in  Welfare  Services.
FRANCES McQUARRIE. A. '35, B.A. Sc. '36.
Following her graduation, Frances was Head
Nurse at the Vancouver General Hospital and then
a member of its teaching staff. In 1934 she became
Travelling Instructor and Assistant Registrar of
the Registered Nurses Association of B.C., and left
that post to go with U.N.R.R.A. Her first assignment was to North Africa to the Phillippeville
Camp, which was a general Pool for refugees of
European origin. Then for nearly a year she was
in charge of a thirty bed hospital at a Yugoslav-
Camp in Italy. As it became possible for Italian
workers to take over the work in this area, she
made arrangements to return to Canada and she
is now Director of the Practical Nursing Course
for the Canadian Vocational Training Scheme in
Her experience following graduation included
eight years at Duncan as supervisor of the Public
Health Centre, a year of post-graduate study at
the University of Toronto, and four years as Director of Public Health Nursing for the Province of
British Columbia. U.N.R.R.A. took her first to
Cairo, to Nuseirat, a Greek refugee camp, and then
to Greece where for 14 months she was Regional
Consultant Nurse in the Rural Area adjacent to
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England on a Florence Nightingale Foundation
Scholarship but at the outbreak of war discontinued
her course. In London she assisted with the evacuation of hospitals in the fall of '39. She returned
to Canada for a year of post-graduate study at the
University of Toronto, and then was appointed to
the Teaching Staff in Nursing at U.B.C.
U.N.R.R.A. sent her to Cairo, to the El Shaft
Camp, and then to Greece where she has been
Regional Nursing Consultant of Region A, with
headquarters in Athens, since the spring of 1945.
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Spent her first years nursing with the Metropolitan Health Board in Vancouver, then studied
under the Rockefeller Foundation at Columbia University. She returned to Vancouver to become
Director of Nursing Services for the Metropolitan
Health Board.
She had expected to be assigned by U.N.R.R.A.
to work in Poland and waited at first in London.
There she assisted with the reception of Dutch
children who were sent to England to be treated
in Health Centres until they were well enough for
rehabilitation. She has since been in Denmark, and
the Netherlands, and she is now Chief U.N.R.R.A.
Nurse in the British Zone in Germany.
Was Public Health Nurse in Creston, Kelowna,
and Abbotsford, joined the C.W.A.C. and served as
Welfare Officer in Washington, D.C, and later for
the Province of Saskatchewan. Three days after
her discharge from the Army she reported to
U.N.R.R.A. in Washington, two weeks later she
sailed from Boston, and in another two weeks she
was at her post in Normandy. From there she travelled in a four truck convoy to Heidelberg, was
moved to Karlsruhe, to Munich, and finally to
Regensberg where she is (as of March 10) Nursing Supervisor.      *      «.      *      ::.
CLAIR ST. JOHN, B.A., '39.
After completing a Social .Service Course at
U.B.C. Clair joined the C.W.A.C. and served in
the Medical Division in Vancouver for nearly two
years. Since September '45 she has been in Germany  with the  Department of Displaced Persons.
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Graduate Chronicle July, 1946
A   Selective   Resume
(The Dolman Report as Condensed by Robert W. Bonner)
It is not expected that
a 45-page report, plus its
relevant appendices, on
medical education should
prove to be a lightly phrased, oxer optimistic, easy
to digest statement of the
problems which the University faces in establishing its Medical Faculty.
Certainly Dr. Dorman's
report is not. The phrasing is considered, optimism is either carefully supported by fact, or not apparent, and its digestion
depends entirely upon the breadth of your vision in
picturing the folly of insufficient planning on entering this highly specialized field of education.
In short, if you are not a medical student without
a school, vou will find little to quarrel with in the
Dolman Report.
The field work of this report covers the eleven
medical schools in Canada, and twenty-two leading
and representative schools in the United States.
Easting- 12 weeks the report consolidates information gained in more than 270 personal interviews of
at least one-half hour's duration, not to mention
the hundreds of conversations of lesser length which
punctuated the more formal interviews. And behind the report lie hundreds of pages of carefully
compiled notes in comparison with which the report
must be regarded only as a distillation of the original body of facts.
The report sets out ten chief prerequisites for
a first class medical school.
1. "A stable and flourishing parent University".
The present day cost of medical education means
that fees alone seldom represent more than one
third, and sometimes not even one-sixth, of the cost
involved—with the result that money-getting problems invariably dictate compromises with respect
to staff and plant which do not lead to the best academic results for the school affected. There is
ample evidence to show that institutions with a second-class standing can not hope for a better than
second class medical school. And without placing
U.B.C. in this category it must be recognized that
the teaching load being carried presently by the
University staff does not permit of serious or sustained researches; nor do our buildings compare
with others as the most attractive and satisfactory
to be found among Canadian Universities, even for
their present purposes. Therefore in this respect
the report urges "The sooner we start to plan the
better, but no time could be more unpropitious to
plan  to start than  the immediate future."
2. "A large list of applicants, of fine intellect
and character, from which to select the students."
Inasmuch as the graduate of a medical school is a
servant of the public health, trained largely at public expense, medical education must be recognized,
not as a right, but as a privilege. It belongs to
those applicants who qualify on the basis of merit,
as physically and mentally best equipped to carry on
this public service.
So far as potential applicants at U.B.C. are concerned it may be noted that there is no indication
in fact that schools elsewhere in Canada will take
fewer candidatees from those qualified to carry on
than in other years and in at least one instance more
students are being- accepted. Thus the proponents
of an immediate, insufficiently-planned-for-school
at U.B.C. are in effect urging the establishment of
a Medical Faculty to accomodate students of whom
many are unacceptable elsewhere.
3. "An Adequate Budget."
While it is true that no medical school ever seems
to find its budget adequate there are schools whose
operation is plainly hampered by an insufficiency of
In comparison with American institutions, Canadian schools have had always by reason of population a smaller number of people to support them
than American schools and this fact dictates that a
certain scaling down from an entirely desirable
American budget must, and may safely be done in
this country. Therefore with an optimal enrolment
of 50 studenst per year in a four-year course the
budget generally accepted as sufficient is between
$400,000 and $500,000. However, in the Canadian
experience this estimate may be revised to a minimum of at least $350,000, below which the report
states a beginning- would be unwise. Nor does this
figure represent the sum necessary for the complete
plant whcih should eventually include a University
4. "A carefully picked staff, whose main interests and abilities lie in the fields of both teaching
and research, and who can work together for the
greater welfare of the Faculty and the whole University."
The youth of Canadian institutions has been frequently urged to excuse the shortcomings of Canadian medical schools; yet in the U.S., by reason of
careful staff selection and adequate financial backing, Johns Hopkins for example, which is ten years
younger than the Manitoba medical school and
nearly twenty years younger than the Dalhousie
school, may be said to surpass either in its excellence as a medical school. The same may be said of
the medical faculty of the University of Rochester,
established as recently as 1920—well endowed, well
staffed and well planned.
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Graduate Chronicle 01 k MEDICAL FACULTY
of  Leading   Points
"The really good men will not come unless
offered a satisfactory salary. It is equally certain
that really good men will sometimes make financial
sacrifices for the privilege of helping to build up
an institution having thoroughly sound planning
behind it, and the promise of orderly fulfillment
and expansion."
Thus the problem of staff depends actually on
the adequacy of the initial budget and on continued
financial support in our case by provincial grant.
5. "That the Heads, and a number of additional
persons in each of the main clinical departments,
be full-time."
The report sets out clearly that the modern
trend in medical education is to leave its important
heads free from the responsibilities of practice in
order to train doctors.
Dr. Alan Gregg, Director of Medical Sciences,
Rockefeller Foundation, is quoted thus, "I am of the
opinion that the full time plan of clinical teachers
. . . have been one of the main reasons why standards of medcial practice have improved, and why
the young graduates prefer and accept hospital and
teaching connections. Indirectly, full time has laid
the ground work of the spreading conviction that
first rate medicine can be practiced by physicians
on salary in hospitals and at an enormous economic
saving to the population as a whole. By so much
as full-time teaching can be maintained, the distribution of medical care can increase in its width of
application and still be held to a high standard of
performance; by so much as full-time is maintained
the choice of any medical school when it comes to
filling a teaching position is nation-wide, but if
medical school teachers are obliged to develop private practice on the side they become immoveable
local practitioners with an interest in teaching but
with no ability to accept a position elsewhere since
they cannot take their patients with them."
Naturally all clinical staff would not be full-
time, nor is it desirable that they should be for experienced men of consultant calibre should receive
academic appointments in return for certain teaching commitments, and in this way the more distinguished and able medical men of the Province
would have an opportunity to contribute to medical
education as their practice permitted, yet without
having the medical school harmfully competing
with private practice.
6. "That the University, through the Faculty of
Medicine, be granted complete control of a sufficient number of hospital beds, of the right categories, to ensure proper teaching facilities, and exercise the right to nominate the teaching staff of its
affiliated hospitals, and to close its wards to all
others.    Further, that the heads of the University's
clinical  departments  be   chiefs  of  the  appropriate
hospital services."
A medical school must have hospital beds at its
command which can be filled with maladies most
suitable for instructional purposes. These beds
should be sufficient in number to ensure that during
his period on the wards every student can secure a
thorough background in the fundamentals of management of a sick patient.
In any but a specially set-up institution the
service function precedes the teaching, therefor a
proper variety of disease conditions cannot be assured unless a sufficiently large number of beds
can be controlled by the Medical School.
In this connection the Professor of Medicine
and Dean at Harvard said, "If you don't have satisfactory arrangements at the start you'll have a lot
of grief with your hospital problem . . . There are
three points that must be observed in relations with
affiliated teaching hospitals: The University should
nominate the Chiefs of Staff; These Chiefs should in
turn nominate their own staffs, throug-h the University; and the administrators and appointees to
non-teaching portions of these hospitals should have
no power over the teaching portions." The Director, University of Pennsylvania Hospital: "I know
all the medical schools in the country, and I tell you
there is constant trouble unless there is the closest
possible affiliation between the teaching hospital
and the school of medicine, with the University in
The report continues in this vein, each conclusion well presented, and substantiated with evidence
in support.
The remaining conclusions may be set out without additional  comment at  this  time.
7. "That quite apart from such teaching affiliations  with  local  hospitals  as  may  be  feasible  on
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With the decreasing returns on invested funds
endowments require more capital than ever to produce scholarship incomes. For example these scholarships represent for next year a total of $5,150.00.
At existing interest rates it would require an endowment of over $175,000.00 to provide these scholarships.
In addition, present income taxes militate
against the accumulation of large sums for endowment purposes.
Alumni might well consider this example by the
Vancouver Men's Canadian Club. It is in effect a
further development of the "Alumni Fund", the
establishment of which was urged by Bruce Robinson a year ago. It was considered then that the
time was not yet propitious for the .Alumni Association to embark on such a venture.
That time may be closer now.
In an adjoining column will be found a list of
scholarships and bursaries which have been secured
for the University through the efforts of the Vancouver Men's Canadian Club.
The Canadian Club has long been a firm friend
and supporter of the University and this year, in
addition to encouraging these scholarships, ■ has
from its own funds established an annual lectureship at the University — the first of its kind at
U.B.C. The thanks of all who are interested in the
University are owed to those firms and individuals
who provided the scholarships, and to the Canadian
Club, which provided the idea.
There is one aspect of the scholarships which
deserves the attention of all alumni,—namely, that
the money is income rather than capital.
President, U.B.C. Alumni.
New   Scholarships
Donor Course of Study
His Honour W. C. Woodward Commerce 	
H.   R.   MacMillan    Forestry, Fisheries 	
Vancouver Daily Province  (O. L. Spencer. Publisher)... Government   	
Brigadier Noel 1). Lambert, CB.lv  (B.A. Sc. '20) Engineering	
George Cunningham    —- Pharmacy 	
.Alaska Pine Co. (Leon J. Koerner, President)  Forestry, Wood Chemistry,
Commerce and Economics
('.eorge   Norgan         Law	
Major-Gen. D. M. Hogarth, Toronto     (As Scholarship
.   Committee decides)	
|ohn Inglis & Co., Toronto. (A. L. Ainsworth, (As Scholarship
Vice-President and  Managing  Director)      Committee decides)   	
Teamsters Joint Council No. 36 (Birt Showier, Sec.) -Bursary	
Lauder, Mercer ec Co.  (Don  Lauder, Washington, '29,        Bursary,   Commerce   	
& Arthur F. Mercer, U.B.C '33, Commerce)	
General Construction  (Mr. J. Boyd, President) Engineering	
P. W.  Burbidge                Final Honour—
Physics   and   Mathematics
J.  W.  Pattison - - ..Social   Service	
Northern Electric (T. C Clarke. B.C. District Manager) Electrical Engineering	
Canadian Forest Products Ltd.  (Otto Pick, President)  Forestry    	
Amount Per Year
and Term
To be announced
$   500.00— 5 years
250.00— 5 years
.     200.00— 5 years
150.00— 5 years
600.00—10 years
.000.00—10 years
250.00—10 years
250.00—10 years
250.00— 5 years.
500.00— 5 years
200.00— 5 years
To be announced
500.00— 5  years
W. T. BROWN,  (U.B.C.  1932, B.A.)
Chairman   of   Scholarship   Committee.
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Graduate Chronicle STAN
He's Back
Genial Stan Weston (B.S.A. '39) now resides
with his wife at 1998 Ilosmer Avenue, Vancouver,
B.C., Canada.
Stan, who is still a bit wan from his experiences,
absolutely insists on the full address—especially
that "Canada" part. "Never thought I'd ever see
it again,' he said reminiscently on the campus recently.
Although he is reluctant to talk about the many
horrible details of the suffering he saw as a Prisoner of War of Hiroito's little madmen, Stan is
certain  of one  thing;  he  doesn't  like  Japs!
He left Vancouver in '40 and worked with Sime
Darby & Co.. Importers and Exporters, in Malaya,
joining the Malayan Volunteers in May '41 when
the situation in the Orient began to look grim.
When taken prisoner by the Nips, he went
along with another 600 Occidentals to his first camp
in Siam. He was later transferred to a POW camp
in Singapore. "By the time we reached that Singapore camp," he declared, "only 160 were left after
some of the worst rations and inhuman treatment
you could think of. We never saw any Red Cross
parcels, either."
At various times he saw I
'41) and Reg. Brown (B.S.A.
years as a Prisoner of War.
about Reg," said Stan, "he was drowned in a crossing from Sumatra to Singapore. Reg. had done
a heroic job too, with the Tiger Patrol behind the
Jap lines."
Asked what his plans were now, Stan immediately replied that he wanted to put back the rest
of the weight he'd lost and "rest up from that nightmare for a bit more." After that he intends to return to Malaya with the same company—but this
time, he'll know that he'll be back to Canada!
larold Poole (B.S.A.
'40) during his 3V2
It  sure   was  tough
Graduates, Class of '46!
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U.B.C. Research
The Board of Governors of the University of
British Columbia have approved the following research projects to be conducted in the Faculties of
Arts and Science, Applied Science and Agriculture.
Some of these projects are a continuation of
investigations already underway while others are
being commenced this year.
In the Faculty of Arts and Science (under Dean
Daniel Buchanan) :—
Bacterial  Food Poisoning (continued).
Pathogenic   Anaerobes   (continued).
Genetics of Economic Plants (continued).
Growth conditions for maximum agar production by Gracilaria and other seaweeds as shown Inartificial culture  (new).
Lignin  Utilization  (continued).
B.C. Coal and Shale (continued).
Superactive Charcoal (continued).
Surface Reactions in Flotation  (continued).
Reduction of native minerals (continued).
Glass wool  (continued).
A guide to the requirements of a Balanced
Industrial Development for British Columbia
Statistical Methods in Sampling Gold Ore
Badies   (new).
Botany and Subsurface Geology  (continued).
Strategic  Metals  (continued).
Raman   Effect   (continued).
Zoological   Investigations   (new).
In the Faculty of Applied Science (under Dean
J. N. Finlayson) :—
Thermocheinical properties of certain metallic
The relation of basic properties of alloys to the
British  Columbia  metal working industry   (new).
In the Faculty of Agriculture (under Dean
F. M. Clement) :—"
Activators for Fhizymes  (continued).
Milk Cost Survey (new).
Small  Fruit  Farm  Study  (new).
Meat Quality Research  (continued).
Mastitis (co-ordinated with the B.C. Industrial
and  Scientific  Research Council)   (continued).
Cheese ripening  (continued).
Activators for Enzymes—Dairying (continued).
Defects in Butter (continued).
Strawberry nutrition  (new).
Vitamin B. Complex (continued).
Fish Oil Research  (continued).
B.C. Protein Concentrates  (new).
Kidney trouble—Poultry (new).
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Secretary Frank Turner
Finds Alumni Strong
in the Interior
(Mr. Turner recently travelled with the U.B.C
I'lavers Club through the Interior of the Province
when it presented its annual spring play—this
vear "Berkley Square"—and the following is a journal  of Frank's travels.—Ed.  Note.)
In KAMLOOPS. after a fine post-performance
reception for the Players at the home of Ruth Harrison. Kamloops President G. A. (Gab) Luyat introduced your Secertary-Manager. Among the
"hardies" who stayed and chatted past the midnight
hour were Vernon Holyoke, Secretary, who will be
attending U.B.C.'s summer session, Mrs. Burton
(nee Agnes Ure), who pointed out that as she has
been married for some time (and is in fact the mother of two fine children) she would appreciate receiving her Chronicles addressed to her married
name; Jock Karby, Wilf Pendray. and several
Next stop was REVELSTOKE, where the University Women's Club sponsored the Players, in an
awe-inspiring setting of natural grandeur. Dr. A.
Jones, father of Alumnus Miss Peggy Jones, entertained the travelling group royally during the Rev-
elstoke stay. Dr. Jones, like most medical men and
the B.C. Medical Association, believes the War
Memorial project a worthy one. One of the hardest
working U.B.C. grads in this railroading- centre is
Miss Dorothea Lundell. Met Stan Manning. Clerk
in the beautiful City Hall, who recalled the day
when the late Librarian John Ridington was in the
present library during its construction. Mr. Riding-
ton's great affection for his "domain" became known
to Stan on that day in 1923 when worker Manning-
entered the building (a roof was yet to come!) and
was asked to take off his cap on entering the Library. I also had an enjoyable visit with Mel
.Abbott, Principal of the High School, who took his
teacher's training at  U.B.C.
The "Berkley Square" Express pulled up at
SALMON ARM next, in the rich apple-growing
country. Had an interesting visit with Air. and
Mrs. Hooper, parents of Alumnus Perry who is
always asking of U.B.C. news when he writes from
45-Roxborough  St.,  Toronto  5,  Ont.   (Please  note
that address Dou;.
(Ozzie) Durkin. Toronto Branch
VERNON, situated at the north end of Okana-
gan Lake, was the next to be "invaded". Here I
met Hugh and Frances (nee Frances Quail) Leech.
The Leeches have a fine foursome of potenital undergrads. Hugh's brother Geoff., who will be going
to Princeton shortly, received a big thrill reading
about U.B.C. and the War Memorial drive in that
February 18th issue of Time magazine—in Venezuela! Taking the lead in the re-organization of a
Vernon Alumni Branch will be Miss Hilda Cryder-
man. who has been Educational Counsellor for the
the Women in the Armed Forces in B.C., the
Leeches, Bill Mathers, Hugh and Nancy Mann
(Nancy Martin '41). Vernon misses John McLean,
formerly on the staff of the High School there, and
one of its leading lights in Alumni work, but now
Director of the Employment Bureau. One of the
most enthusiastic supporters in the community for
our project is Mr. C A. Hayden. Editor and Manager of the Country Life, and Founder of the Federation of Agriculture Movement in Canada.
In the famed "Regatta Centre". KELOWNA.
your Secretary-Manager was feted at the home of
Mr. and Airs. Capozzi. parents of star athlete Herb.
Flerb is Out-of-town Organizer for the War Afem-
orial campaign. During an abbreviated stay, I discovered there is an Alumni Revival going on at the
present time. Chatted with Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Logie (nee Ethelwn Mary Lee); Bob I layman
(now articled with Alumnus Don Fillmore and still
a clever "coaxer" of tunes from a keyboard, as well
as a proud father of Craig, two and a half years, and
Barbara. 3 months; Irene Brown, Fred Hobson, Bob
Knox, Russ McArthur, and many another formerly
associated with Alma Mater. In years gone by
Kelowna was the scene of an annual Valley homecoming for U.B.C.'s sons and daughters who were
not able to get back to the campus for the big event
of the year. 'Tis rumored that Okanagan Alumni
are planning to revive this popular event.
Rolling into SUMMERLAND. 1 met members
of the Alumni Group at the home of G. Ewart
Woolliams, President. Summerland Alumni launched the drive for the Scholarship for a student from
Summerland attending U.B.C. Among the many
on hand that afternoon were the hostesses. Mrs.
Ewart Wooliams (nee Jean Baynes). Dr. and  Mrs.
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R. C. (Dick) Palmer, (Mrs. Palmer, nee Marjorie
Matheson, is Secretary), Air. and Airs. A. K. McLeod (Alac is vice-principal of the High School and
Vice-President of the Alumni Group) ; a'so met
Lome Perry (who's Secretary of the Legion
Branch), Bill Laidlaw (another Alumnus and Legionnaire), Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Andrew (the Doctor
was one of the leading campaigners for that Scholarship), Mr. and Mrs. Nick Soil}- (Mrs. Solly is the
former Margaret Aloscrop). and many other staunch
Summerland Alumni citizens.
Several PENTICTON Alumni dropped over to
this informal meeting, including Frank Laird (with
D.V.A. on the Campus last year), Pat Gwyer, Air.
and Airs. Doug Thompson (Mrs. Thompson was
Gertrude Poirson in her undergrad days). Miss
Alary Astell, and several others. This enthusiastic
group, together with others such as Col. John
Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Grev Rowland and Hugh
Alann, hope to have a Penticton Branch functioning shortly.
The War Memorial "Special" stopped next at
CRESTON, in the lush valley of the same name,
and probably the only centre which elects three
Queens yearly—the Apple Queen, the Wheat Queen
and the Lumber Oueen (and don't think the citizens
take the matter lightly either!). As ever, all Alumni seen felt that the U.B.C. War Memorial Gymnas
ium deserved full support. Afet Doug "Tootie"
Todd, second youngest son of U.B.C.'s Dr. Todd
and the fifth member of that illustrious family to
win a Big Block while at Varsity (according to
Doug, and vouched for by his charming wife, young-
son Murray could kick a soccer ball at 1 year and
3 months!), Fred Alartello, (Vice-Principal of the
High School and former track ace), Sam Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Sid Rogers, Rev. Bernard Ennals, \V.
A.  Marchbank and several others.
We arrived in CRANBROOK just in time to
hear Rev. R. E. Cribb ( Reg. took 3 years at U.B.C)
and Claire Rendle (Principal of the High Schools),
rib, good naturedlv, District .Agriculturist Jim Allen
about Jim's "2-4-D weed killer". Claire swore that
he tried it with a test-case of one dandelion on the
school lawn. Said he: "The dandelion flourished so
well that T finally brought in a bull-dozer to dig it
up—wonderful thing that 2-4-D !" That trio, plus
Airs. Tommy Beymon (nee Alary Grant), Roger
Chester, and Nancy Miles (whose Ubyssey Column
was eagerly devoured in her undergrad days) is preparing to launch a Cranbrook .Alumni Branch, ready
for an autumn surge over the top in the Memorial
The following dav, the party visited KIMBERLEY. home of the  Dynamiters of hockey fame, and
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Consolidated's lead, zinc, tine and iron mine and
mill. Met Alining Superintendent J. R. (Joe)
Giegerich, whose office wall is decorated with his
UBC Metallurgy-Geology class-mates of Science
'23. Assistant Alining Superintendent Doug Camp-
hell (it was a big day for Doug, his elder son Stuart
was elected President of the Kimberley High School
Student Body), Robin Porter, Phil Barrett and
John Stewart. All these stout "Alums" plus others
like John McLean. Fred Burnett. C W. Davis, K.
Davis, B. Iverson, S. Gilmour, 1). Carlisle. M.
Lunde. J. Mason, A. S. Drummond, R. AIcEachern,
|. N. Tucker, Bill Irvine, Norman Gill, Rev. Galbraith. etc., intend to form a Kimberley Alumni
Branch within a short time.
Met "Tim" Stanley, President of the West Kootenay Branch of the Alumni Association, when the
"Berkeley Square" Caravan rolled into that huge
industrial centre that is TRAIL. After pointing
to a fine vegetable garden in his back yard to prove
that the Consolidated Alining and Smelting Company of Canada's products in Trail do not stop
vegetation, Tim promised that the hundred-odd
members of the West Kootenay Branch (which includes Rossland Alumni) would undoubtedly be
right behind a final drive in the fall to put the Gym
campaign over the top. Secretary Art Gordon
kindly supplied a list of members—which will aid
in bringing your Alumni office's files up to date.
Dr. C A. H. Wright, who was out of town on business, deserves much of the credit for arranging Dr.
MacKenzie's successful trip through the Kootenays
in April. U.B.C.'s President has incidentally won
the affection and support of the vast majority of
people in B.C.'s interior centres. Another enthusiastic Trail-ite, Ed. Benson (also an ex-Varsity
hockey ace goal-tender), was over in Kimberley on
business and unfortunately missed the usual fine
performance of the Players' Club in both cities.
Our last stop was NELSON, the citizens of
which are justly proud of their Civic Centre. Their
Board of Trade also claims the "largest, gamest
Rainbow trout in North America are caught in
Kootenay Lake—up to 25 and 30 pounds". One of
the most ardent U.B.C supporters there is Alumnus
J. C (Claire) Roomer. I'rincipal of the Nelson High
School. Claire told Bruce Robinson (Past-President of the Alumni Association who was in Nelson
on business recently) that he hoped a Nelson
Branch could be started soon. Others like Derek
Tve (ex-Lieutenant in the Canadian Navy), Bill
Kapak. John Fraser and Floyd Irwin seem to share
this idea.
Congratulations, '46 Graduates
and best wishes for future success
460 Granville St.
Vancouver, B. C.
James   Hav-
- .. Marriages	
Kathleen Margaret Lacey, '44, to Dr. Charles C
Strachan. '31 at Vancouver in March.
Dorothea Alice Lidster to Arthur E. Lock, '39,
on   March   1st  at  New  Westminster.
Patricia   Marion   McMahon   to   Wil
Breen at  Vancouver in  March.
Nancy   Louise   Chown   to   Gilbert
ward at Vancouver in April.
Prances Webb, '41, to Gary Bowell at Vancouver in May.
Dorothy Elizabeth Garrett, '44, to E. Harold
Toombs, '44. at ancouver on May  17th.
Violet  Lillian  Co well to  Donald Clifford
at Vancouver on April 18th.
Patricia  G.   Robinson  of  Montreal   to  J(
Wilkinson Brighouse at "Montreal in April.
Alargaret "Peggy" Campbell to Charles Gordon
Tupper at Vancouver on June 8th.
Georgina "Tony" Alartin to Douglas Herbert
Dunn at Vancouver on June 1st.
Marion "Bobbie" Boultbee, '44, to Dr. John
William Arbuckle at Vancouver on June 3rd.
Jean McCulloch Hill to Lt. William Ritchie
Dowrey Jr., U.S.N.R., '40, at West Vancouver in
Lorna Gertrude Tweed, '42, to Lt. Alexander
Bates MacQuarrie, '42, at Vancouver in February.
Violet Lilian Cowel to Donald Clifford Moore
at Vancouver in April.
Ruth Margaret DesBrisay, '43, to Francis Alfred
Farrow, '42, at Vancouver on  May 18.
Kathleen Aubrey Holland to Dewar B. Cooke
at Vancouver on Mav 11.
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Japanese affairs. He was secretary of the Canada-
United States Joint Board of Defense, member of
the War Technical and Scientific Development committee, member of the Northwest Territorial Council.
He was secretary of the inter-departmental committee on the royal visit in 1939, served on the Canadian Shipping Board, the Canada-United States
Joint Economic committee and many other important committees.
He is the author of "Canada and the United
States." an historical work, and of "History of
Japanese Education", written in collaboration with
A. F. Thomas.
Telephone  MArine 0945
224 Birks Building
George Reid
718 Granville Street Vancouver, B. C.
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He used to star with the crack Varsity soccer
elevens of yesteryear, and in the sport circles of
the Lower Mainland he became known as one of
the most fearsome forwards ever to play with the
Canadian  champion   New  Westminster  Royals.
David B. Turner's the name, and "Davey's" still
retains the springy walk of an outstanding athlete
and the hard, firm handshake which invariably accompanies the same.
On his own admission, he's "getting a bit old
to be running around that hard now" but you can
see that soccer field in his eve as he says it.
Dave's into a much bigger field these days, as
he travels up, down and across the Continent compiling a survey on "Education and Employment in
the Fish and Wild Life Field." This survey, which
is being sponsored by Cornell University, the
American Wild Life Institute and the American
Nature Association, will take him to "every institution which gives that work as well as to see all
employers of men so trained".
Thus far he lacks the finishing touches to a
Southern accent, since he has covered every state
in the Union with the exception of Florida and
Georgia. "Vou should see King's Ranch in Texas,"
said he when the South was mentioned, "it's several
million acres, larger than some states. Man, it's
In arriving North of the 49th parallel, E)ave rejoined his wife, the former Afargaret Swanson, and
also a U.B.C. Alumnus. From Vancouver he started
his cross-Canada jaunt which he hopes will enable
him to complete his survey by this September.
After compiling his report and recommendations, Dave will return to the Cornell teaching
staff and it's just possible that you might see him
kicking a soccer ball around again then—"only in
his capacity of Coach," he insists.
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gauge student opinion  on various  courses,  with  a
view  to getting some constructive  suggestions.
Biggest project right now is the campaign for
increased grants, especially for married veterans.
Last Christmas, Branch 72 despatched a three-man
delegation to the National Conference of Student
A'eterans in Alontreal to represent all ex-service
students at U.B.C. One of the main results was the
submission of a conference brief to the Department
of A'eterans' Affairs, pointing out the need for increased grants if student veterans were to be able
to complete their courses. To back these claims,
Branch 72 had conducted a survey to determine the
essential costs of living. It was discovered that the
married grant was $40.00, and the single man's
grant almost $20.00 short of meeting essential expenses. It is interesting to note that a subsequent
survey conducted by D.V.A., indicated the figures
to be even higher. Branch 72 is now attempting,
through contact with Alembers of Parliament, and
S. P. "Bud" Burden is another of those grads
who returned to his Alma Alater after a long period
on Active Service.
Track star Bud, who started his Army career
as a Gunner and wound up a Captain, is a Science
Alumnus, 1940 vintage, who returned for a refresher course before venturing forth again into
the business and professional world.
He is now renewing his acquaintance with John
Mortimer (B.A. Sc. '35) and several other Alumni
who are working with the Cerro de Pasco Copper
Corp., Casilla 2412, Lima, Peru. He and his wife
flew from Miami to take up residence in that part
of South America—the cost of the residence being
something  like  $15.00  Canadian  per  month!
While with the Army in Italy and Holland, Bud
was a "flash spotter" with the R.C.A. . . . For this
type of work, precarious perches were the order
of the day. "I preferred church towers myself", he
calmly asserted on the campus.
Although the Allied Forces were busily engaged
in taking care of Fascists and Nazis, they still
found time to stage a few athletic events according
to sports-minded Bud. As a matter of fact, distance runner Burden coached and managed a C.A.F.
Relay Team in Europe against C.A.F. teams from
England and an Air Force earn. The meet was
staged in Amsterdam. It might be mentioned that
he took time off from coaching and managerial
duties  to  run.
After all his running on the continent, in meets
and after Huns, Bud looks just the same as ever
except for a scar on his chin, his other injuries
being a cracked rib and a bad knee. "I was driving
along a road one night when blinded momentarily
by car lights," declared Bud, "my car and I then
became acquainted with a large, substantial Dutch
through the press, to ensure that adequate steps
are taken to prevent the necessity of anyone dropping out of University for financial reasons.
Although Branch 72 will likely become nonexistent five years from now, its effect on the Canadian  Legion will remain for many years.
Claude L. Campbell, '23, now of AHctoria, has
a daughter, Barbara, in the latest U.B.C. graduating
class.   Barbara, now '46, received her B. Comm.
Among the Alumni returned to Summerland
from the forces: Lieut. Cedric A. Hornby.
R.C.N.V.R. (Agric. '35); Capt. Donald V. Fisher,
R.C.A.S.C. (Agric. '32), and Lieut. Paul A. Buck,
R.C.A. (Agric. '44, to the staff of the Dominion
Experimental Station, Summerland. Capt. Cyril G.
Woodbridge, C.A.C. (Arts '35) and Lieut. Al'aurice
F. Welsh. R. C Sigs. (Agric. '38) to the staff of
the Dominion Laboratory of Plant Pathology,
July, 1946
Alumni  Secretary-Manager
"I'd like a ticket for Wilf Evans who is graduating this vear, for the Convocation Banquet and
Alumni Dance", said the youthful-looking veteran
of the 1st World War, to your S-AI in the Alumni
Office. Introductions followed the transfer of the
ticket . . . "Mow do you, my name's Elmer Davis—
I'm a U.B.C. grad, so's my wife." said he. Elmer's
wife, the former Grace Aliller, was a member of
the first graduating class just thirty years ago.
Surely the Evanses should be nominated the
"Graduate Couple of the Year" . . . Tom Crone
(B.A. '41) has packed his bag and a brand new
Teacher's Training Diploma and will again be
Lieut.-Commander Crone in a short time as he embarks on a Navy career as "Schoolie" ... A service
career, this time in the Army, also attracted Paul
Layard. "Buck Jones and myself, after collecting
our Electric Engineering degrees in '39. managed
to get one day's service in the Army before the war
started", said Alajor Paul during a brief visit to
the campus. Paul has just returned from six years
overseas. Although he was with the 2nd Corps
Signals in Northwest Europe, Paul insists that thus
far he's had a "quiet, casual career in the Army".
Bv the time this is in print he'll probably be
plunged deep into an aeronautics course in the U.S.
... Dr. Joe Kania (B.A. Sc. '26) is calling all
Sciencemen of the class of '26 for a 20-year Reunion "do". Joe would like to hear from as many
as possible and as soon as possible . . . Bruce Robinson (B.A. Sc. '36) a Past-President of the Alumni,
was the President of the Graduating Class of his
year. Bruce is working on a 10-year Reunion . . .
How about hearing from a member of the Class
Executive of '16 and have a Three Decade Reunion
at Homecoming this Fall . . . The plea for information on past Chronicles brought quick action. Mrs.
Leonard S. Klinck (B.A. '20) and nee Elizabeth
Abernethy, wife of President Emeritus Klinck,
dropped into the Alumni Office soon afterward and
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LAMPS for every occasion
offered to send several duplicate copies which are
missing from the Chronicle's files. Mrs. Klinck did
a lot of Alumni Work in years gone, being for
many years Secretary of the Association . . . Dick
Pillsbury (B.A. '27)' Research Botanist with the
B. C. Research Council is now engaged in a survey
which may result in a new delicacy for the dining
room table . . . "seaweed with tomato sauce" . . .
Meryl Campbell (B.A. '34) is back on the campus,
as Assistant Director of the U. Employment
Bureau . . .Davis Carey, Treasurer of the Victoria
Group, believes that branch groups should "hold
meetings at a specified place (regularly) at which
the general membership may attend if they have
ideas to suggest." Very sound methinks . . . Col.
John N. Burnett (B.A." '30), Inspector of Schools,
Okanagan Area, popped into the Alumni Office
one day with Summerland's Principal, A. K. MacLeod (B.A. '34). John is another Past-President of
the Association . . . remembers the time when
Gerry Whittaker, himself and another enterprising "Alum" staged the first Boxing Day Dance at
the Commodore. John shares part of Davis' idea
too; believes that "branch groups are a good idea
. . . should have a social atmosphere but meet on
important questions." . . . that will be "thirty" for
now, must prepare for a jaunt as a War Memorial
Representative with the Players' Club.
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Graduatf Chronicle DAL GRAUER   (Continued from  Page 9)
Olympic  lacrosse  team  at  Amsterdam   in   1928.
Perhaps the most apparent qualities that Dal
brings to his work are those of reasonableness and
thoughtful consideration of every problem that
faces him. His ability to get along with people
is proof of the former quality and the success of
his decisions on business matters substantiates the
Dal in private life is an occasional bridge player
but sun-bathing and farming take up a good deal
of his interest. He makes frequent visits to the
farm area of his birth. His interest in the University is still great and he is an active member of
the Senate.
All in all, his success has been more than merit-
ted and his proven ability augers well for the future
of his company. He has the respect and admiration of his colleagues and fellow citizens, and to
a public utilities' executive those are very necessary
The only question now appears to be is where
can Dal Grauer, B.A.. Ph.D., lawyer, professor,
economist, athlete, and business executive, go from
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I made a call on a friend of mine
the other day and,  to my  surprise,
I found him packing grips in preparation for a journey, "(ioing away,
Bill?" I asked.
"Sure.    Going away on a business trip."
"Be away long?"
"Couple of months."
I turned to his wife who was helping him to pack.
"How are you going to get along without him?" I
"Don't worry, I'm not going to starve," she replied
laughing. "I'm making sure that he leaves me enough
to get along with  until he gets back."
That's a simple little story of a man who is leaving home for two months. He arranges the family
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students, men and women, and we have 36 suites
or cottages, as well as 12 trailers. Incidentally you
may be interested in knowing that there are living
in these trailers and suites 54 children, only three
of whom are over the age of five, which is rather
an unusual  situation  for a university!
1 should just like to say that I have mentioned
that the breadth of the facilities we offer is somewhat limited, but that we are, as you may expect,
adding to those facilities,
The forestry course is being re-organized, as we
are adding to the forestry engineering course, and
whereas last year we had two full-time people in
the staff of forestry, we will by September have
seven full-time members. We are developing, too,
the forest area up near Haney, and we are putting a road into that and building on it.
We have already, as you know, organized a
Law Faculty. We propose to add to it and to expand the library and other facilities, and I was
more than happy to learn of the scholarships
which have been provided through the generosity
of this club. We are developing- home economics,
and we are grateful to our benefactors. The late
Jonathan Rogers left us $75,000 for that, and the
Parent-Teacher Association gave us $20,000. The
courses in social work have been put on a degree
basis, and from now on social work will be recognized by the American societies in that field and
degrees will be given in it. We expect the same
to be true next year of physical education, recreation and welfare.
The Board of Governors, because of their belief in the importance of Slavonic and Russian and
far Eastern studies, have authorized appointments
to the staff of experts in these studies, if they can
be procured. They have also authorized various
additions to the staff in the fields of anthropology
and geology. Through the generosity of Robert
Fiddes, we will be able to appoint a head of a
Department of Music, which along with drama will
form a Department of Fine Arts in due course.
Then the Board authorized a course in Architecture
because we have a large number of veterans who
want to study architecture, and if we can find men
and equipment we propose to take care of it.
We do not expect, of course, that we will remain at seven or eight thousand, yet we do not
expect either that we will go back to from
twenty-five hundred to three thousand. Somewhere
between those two extremes we will probably reach
a level. In terms of buildings, we are thinking of
somewhere around five thousand, but as I have
suggested, that will depend on circumstances upon
which we cannot predict or over which we have no
control at the moment.
We will do our best within the limits of what
is physically possible to meet requests and demands, and 1 assure you that we consider it a very
high privilege and a great opportunity to be able to
serve such a large number of the finest voting men
and women we have ever known.
A small informal get-together was arranged recently for our University President, Dr. N. MacKenzie, during his trip East. Mrs. V. Dallamore
(Lois Sanderson) offered her home for the occasion.
Among the guests were Dr. James Gibson,'31, who
introduced Dr. MacKenzie, and Mr. Ab Whitely,
'28, the past president of the Ottawa Alumni, and
Mrs. Betty Stockwell, '30, former Secretary of the
Ted McBride, '42, for President of the Alma
Mater Society, was in town awaiting discharge
from the Navy, prior to enrollment at Columbia
Norm Stewart. '35, and his wife (Frankie
Thompson) found themselves involved in the social
life of Ottawa for a couple of weeks on their way
to South America.
There is quite a flock of U.B.C.ers employed in
the Research and Statistics Branch of the Department of Labour, under Dr. Allan Peebles, '20.
Among these are Nora Boyd '44, Margaret Pilmer,
Evelyn Aitken, Victor Johnson, John Galloway '42,
and Ronald Dodds.
The Department of Trade and Commerce, and
the Department of External Affairs have attracted
many U.B.C. grads. including Basil Robinson, '40.
George Kidd, '39, Jack Thwaites, '40, and Bob
Smith, '39. Bob will be leaving soon for Cairo, as
a Junior Trade Commissioner.
Skiing on the Gatineau Hills has become the
chief recreation for many Westerners. Recently
the following were seen. Walter Barss, '37. Fred
Fitch, '38, Nora Boyd, '44, Margot Burgess, Margaret Pilmer and Margaret Rae, '38.
Ian Miller was guest of honour at a farewell
party before he left for school in the United .States.
Bill and Margot Wellwood, '35 (Margot Croft)
have left Ottawa for Boston, where Bill is taking
a course at Harvard.
Capt. Jack Gray left recently for England, while
Lt. Donald Sage, '40, has just returned from England.
Margaret Rae has a position with the newly-
formed Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Sq. Ld. and Mrs. Robert Lieson, '33 (Muriel
Coode, '35) plan to return to Vancouver soon.
Barbara Ellis, '44, left Ottawa to accept a position in Toronto with the Department of Trade and
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Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
More than one U.B.C. graduate can evidently
get into the news with the B.C. Electric these clays,
as witness the appointment of Dr. Lawrence B.
"Larry" Jack, '32, to the position of general secretary of the company.
He will deal with labor relations, the Public
Utilities Commission, research and statistics, and
company real estate.
Dr. Jack assisted Dal Grauer in handling these
matters during the past year after he joined the
company as Mr. Grauer's assistant. Mr. Grauer,
now  president,   was  then  executive  vice-president.
Dr. Jack graduated from U.B.C. in 1932 with
first-class honors in economics. He majored in law
as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and obtained his
M.A. in economics at the University of California.
He received a Ph.D. in the same subject at McGill
Dr. Jack has served on the staffs of the Bank
of Canada, the royal commission on Dominion-
provincial relations, the international labor office,
Montreal, the Sun Life Assurance Company and
as a part-time lecturer in economics at McGill.
Denise Darling, young Vancouver lawyer, is to
represent the B. C. legal sorority at a conference in
Detroit early in July.
James E. Oldfield, has been made District Agriculturist at Courtenay.
George C. Axen has been made District Agriculturist at Prince George.
Beverlv Wilson, '39, is a public health nurse with
the Provincial Health Department after three
years as an army nursing sister.
Margaret Anne Campbell has been named by
the Vancouver School Board as its second woman
truant officer. She has been with the Children's
Aid Society at Vancouver.
William II. Taylor, '28. is with the Treasury
Department at the Embassy of the United States
in  London,  England.
_ William E. Locke, '30, has been appointed
assistant resident manager of Pacific Mills" Ltd.
mill at Ocean Falls. Mr. Locke has been with the
company since 1934 and has been plant engineer
since 1940.
A. S. Whiteley. '28, has returned to his peacetime position with the Combines Investigation
Commission at Ottawa.
Eric H. Parr, '34, is a mining engineer with the
Freeport  Exploration   Company.
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Walter Douglas Charles, '37, is a fruit warehouseman at Summerland. He spent 18 months
with the R.C.A.M.C.
Wanetta Leach. '26, is teaching at Britannia
High School in Vancouver.
W. Leonard Grant, '36. is lecturing in the Department of Classics at U.B.C. He was formerly a
Lieutenant in the  R.C.N.V.R.
.Ernest Lee, '32 of the Vancouver Normal
School has been appointed provincial director of
the Pro-Rec program by Education Minister Dr.
G. M. Weir. His will be the important task of
planning- and carrying out the whole Pro-Rec program for the next few years in B.C. Mr. Lee holds
a degree in physical education from the University
of  Washington.
Major-General Harry F. G. Letson, C.B.. M.C,
'19, has been appointed private secretary to Canada's new Governor-General. He is the first
Canadian to hold this post. The Vancouver engineer and former U.B.C. faculty member, has served
in both World Wars. During the past few years he
has held many important posts in the Canadian
Army and has spent considerable time in Washington as a member of the joint U.S.-Canadian
Defence Board. He was recently given an lit
degree by U.B.C.
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Page 3 3 By-Laws of the Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia
Branches Please Note: Because the Alumni
Association is now registered under the Societies'
Act, it is necessary for all existing branches and all
in formation to adopt the new constitution of the
parent body.
1.   (a)  Ordinary Members:
Any graduate of the University of British Columbia who subscribes to the principles and aims of
this Constitution, and who has paid the free prescribed by the Association for the current year.
(b) Life   Members:
Any of the above ordinary members who has paid
the free prescribed by the Association for Life
(c) Associate  Members:
Any member of Convocation of the University of
British Columbia not provided for in subsections
(a)   and   (b)   above.
I'd)  Honorary Members:
All members of the Board of Governors who are
not eligible for membership under subsections (a)
and   (b)   above.
(e)  Honorary Life Members:
Any person appointed by the Annual Meeting of
the Association who has given outstanding service
to education and has been approved by the Executive Council.
2. (a) All persons whose names appear on the official
membership list of the unincorporated body known
as the Alumni Association of The University of
British Columbia at the date these by-laws are
adopted, shall be deemed to be members of the
Association  in  like  status.
(1>) The executive of the unincorporated body known
as The Alumni Association of the University of
British Columbia shall upon the adoption of these
by-laws become the executive in like status of the
Association for the remainder of the current term
of office.
.1 Dues:
(a) The Annual Membership fee of the Association
shall  be  the  sum  of Three   Hollars   ($.3.00).
(b) The fee for Life Membership shall be Sixty Dollars  ($60.00).
(cl Of each annual fee paid by a member who is a
member of, or resides in an area where there is
an organized Branch, an amount not to exceed
25c shall be deducted and paid into or retained
by the Treasury of the Branch concerned for the
use of that Branch.
-1 Every    member,    except    honorary    and    associate
members, shall promptly pay all dues that may be levied
by the association. All dues so paid shall be applied on
account of the fiscal year for which they are paid. The
fiscal vear of the Association shll end on October 31st of
each year. '
5.   (a) The  Executive shall consist of:
Elected members, that is to say—Honorary President who shall be the President of the University of British Columbia: President Immediate Past
President; Eirst Vice-President, who shall be a
man; Second Vice-President, who shall be a
woman; Third Vice-President, who shall be a
member of the faculty or the administration of
the University of British Columbia. Treasurer.
Editor of Publications, and fifteen members at
large, twelve of whom shall be elected as hereinafter provided and three of whom shall be members   of  the   Association   elected   to  the   Senate   of
the University of British Columbia, and invited
by the executive to act as such members at large.
The twelve elected members at large shall serve
for a two year period, one-half of whom shall be
elected  each  year.
(b) The Permanent Secretary-Treasurer appointed by
the executive under Section 10 (f) of these bylaws shall become a member of the executive when
so  appointed.
(c) Ex officio members, that is to say: The President,
or other officer of each organized Branch of the
Association, and the President or other officer of
the then immediate past graduating class of the
University  of  British   Columbia.
(d) The office of membership in the executive shall
be vacated if the member
(a) By notice in writing to the Association resigns
his office, or
(b) Is found lunatic or of unsound mind, or
(c) Is suspended or expelled from the Association.
(e) Any casual vacancy occurring in the Executive
may  be   filled  by  the  executive.
The elections of the elective members of the
executive shall be held at the Annual Meeting of the Association as follows:—
(a) At least one month prior to the Annual Meeting
the nominating committee, consisting of the Immediate Past President of the Association as Chairman and four other members of the Association
appointed by the executive, shall prepare a slate
of elective members and shall report same to the
(b) At least three weeks prior to the annual meeting
the executive shall send or cause to be sent to each
member  of  the  Association:
(0 A copy of the proposed slate prepared by the
nominating  committee;
(ii) Notice of the time an place of the Annual
Meeting   of   the   Association;
(iii) Such information as deemed necessary regarding the method of making further nominations
by members of the Association to the said
slate, including the time and place for filing
such further nominations.
(c) Further nominations may be made by any two
members of the Association who shall endorse on
the nomination their signatures, as well as the
written consent of the person nominated. Such
further nomination shall be in the hands of the
Permanent Secretary-Manager of the Association
at least seven days before the date of the Annual
Meeting. Unless otherwise stated a nomination
for anv annual office of the executive shall be
deemed to include a nomination for member at
large in the event of the non-election of the candidate so nominated for the particular annual office.
(di At the Annual Meeting the association shall proceed to elect from the persons nominated in any
of the manners provided in Section IS of those
bvlaws, a sufficient number of persons to fill the
elective   offices.
(c) After the election of the members of the executive
for annual office, the Association shall proceed to
elect the necessary number of members at large
and shall add to the names nominated for such
positions of members at large, the names of those
candidates nominated but not elected for any of
the annual offices unless the nomination papers
filed on behalf of such person or persons shall
distinctly exclude the alternative nomination for
member at large as provided in sub-paragraph (c)
Members of the Executive (other than members
at large and the Permanent Secretary Manager)
shall hold office for one year from the date of their
election   or  appointment,   as   the   case   may  be,   or
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Graduate Chronicle until the next succeeding election or appointment.
Provided that no person, other than the Honorary
President, Immediate Past-President or Permanent
Secretary-Manager, shall be a member of the
Executive   for   more   than   four   consecutive   years.
(a) Each organized Branch of the Association shall
notify the Secretary forthwith after its elections
or voting in that behalf of the name and address
of its president or other officer, who shall be its
member on the Executive of the Association, and
thereafter such person shall be entitled to all the
privileges and rights of a member of the Executive.
(b) In each year, the Graduating Class of that year
shall at the time of or forthwith after, Convocation in that year notify the Secretary of the name
and address of its president or other officer who
shall be its member on the Executive of the Association in that year, and thereafter such person
shall be entitled to all privileges and rights of a
member  of  the   Executive.
The Executive shall meet at the call of the President, or in his absence, of the Vice-President, or
on the written request of any two members thereof, stating the purpose for which the meeting is
required. At least one week's written notice of
meetings of the Executive shall be given to each
member thereof, stating as nearly and as fully as
may be, the purposes for which the meeting is to
be held. A member of the Executive who by reason
of his residence at a place, other than the place
of the meeting of the Executive, is unable to be
present at any meeting, may instruct the Secretary
to cast a vote on his behalf on any question or
questions arising at such meetings. The full minutes of all executive meetings shall be mailed forthwith to all members of the executive.
(a) The President shall preside at all meetings of the
Association and Executive, sign all minutes and
perform such other duties as generally devolve
upon the office of President.
(I>) The First Vice-President shall assist the President
and perform the duties of President in the absence
of the President, and shall perform such other
duties as may from time to time be delegated to
The Second Vice-President shall direct the social
activities and the women's activities of the Association, and shall perform the duties of President in
the absence of the President and the First Vice-
The Third Vice-President shall be a member of
the Faculty or the administration of the Uuiversity
of British Columbia, and shall act as liaison officer
between the Association and the Administration,
faculty   and   student   body   of   the   University.
(c) The Treasurer shall receive all fees, donations,
endowments and other monies payable to the Association, keep a record of receipts and expenditures
and present a report of the financial condition of
the Association at each Annual Meeting or when
called upon  by the  President.
(d) The Publications Chairman shall be responsible
for all official publications of the Association.
(e) There shall be an Auditor to be elected at the
Annual  Meeting of the Association.
(fl The Executive shall have power to appoint: a member of the Association as Permanent Secretary-
Manager who shall be a paid official, performing
such duties as are assigned by the executive on
such terms and conditions as the executive may
Committees may be appointed from time to time
by the Executive or by the officers of the Association as may be required to perform the administrative duties and purposes of the Association.
(a) There shall be an Annual General Meeting of the
members of the Association to be held between
October 15th and November 15th in each year;
time and place of such meetings shall be determined  by  the  Executive.
(b) Special meetings may be called from time to time
by the President or at the written request of
twelve or more members or at the written request
of any two member branches of the Association.
Due notice of seven days shall be given of all meetings  of  the  Association  in  the  Public   Press.
Twenty (20) members of the Association qualified
to vote shall constitute a quorum of the Association at any meeting of the Association. Eight (8)
members of the Executive, personally present,
shall constitute a quorum of the Executive. In
all other cases, a majority shall constitute a
The President shall rule on all questions of procedure at any meeting of the Association or at any
meeting where he presides, provided that any ruling may be appealed to the meeting. In cases of
doubt. Bourinot's Rules of Procedure shall be
(a) Only Ordinary Members and Life Members present in person or by proxy shall be entitled to vote
at any meeting of the Association or to hold
office therein or in any Branch thereof, and all
proxies shall be lodged with the Secretary of the
Association before the transaction of business at
any meeting at which they are to be used, provided
that no member shall be entitled to vote by proxy
if the meeting of the Association is held in the
City in which such member resides. Xo proceeding
or resolution passed at any meeting of the Association shall be invalidated by the presence or
voting of any non-member or member not in good
(b) Where no poll is demanded, the vote shall lie
'yea' or 'nay' or by a standing vote. No poll shall
be granted except on the demand of twenty per
cent of the persons present at the meeting where
the poll is demanded.
(c) In case of a tie, the President shall have a second
or casting vote.
(a) Any ten members of the Association may form a
branch of the Association subject to the approval
of the Executive and shall select such officers as
they decide. The names of the officers and members ol the P'xecutive of the Branches shall be
forwarded to the Secretary of the Association at
least  two  weeks  before  the  Annual  Meeting of the
to the new graduates
who nou  join the Alumni
and that impressive number
who hai c entered the professional,
industrial and commercial world
from the University of British Columbia.
Vancouver, B. C.
July, 1946
Page 3 5 Association. Each ordinary and life member of a
Branch affiliated with the Association shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Association
and the said member may vote by proxy except
in the event that such meeting is held within the
territorial limits of a Branch of the Association
to which the said member belongs.
(b) A list of all members of the Branch and a copy
of the By-laws shall be forwarded to the Secretary
of the Association and the By-laws of the Brancli
must be approved by the Executive of the Association.
(a) The Executive shall have the power to suspend
or expel any member who has, in their opinion,
been guilty of conduct detrimental to the interests
of the Association, or who fails to comply with
any rule or by-law of the Association, or fails to
pay  any  dues  or  assessments  as   levied.
( b ) Before any member shall be suspended or expelled,
the Executive shall give forty-eight hours' notice
to such member of the meeting called for the purpose of dealing with charges against such member,
which notice shall contain full information with
respect to the charges that are preferred against
such member. Such notice may be given by delivering the same personally to such member or
by mail addressed to the last address given for
such member on the books of the Association. At
such meeting the charges shall be heard whether
the accused member is present or not, but no
member shall be expelled or suspended except by
a vote of at least two-thirds of the number of
members of the Executive present at such meeting. Any member who has been expelled or suspended by the Executive may appeal to the Association in general meeting.
The   Executive   shall   cause   true   accounts   to   be
kept  of:
(a) All transactions of the Association and of the
(b) All  sums of money received and expended  by the
receipts   or   expenditures;
(c) Assets  and  liabilities  of  the  Association.
19. At each annual meeting of the Association the
members shall appoint an auditor or auditors who
shall make a report at the next annual meeting on
the books and accounts of the Association. The
Executive shall lay before the members of the
Association at the annual meeting in each year a
statement for the previous fiscal year showing the
income and expenditures of the Association during
the past year, the state of the Association's accounts,  its  assets  and  liabilities.
20. The accounts and books of the Association shall
be examined at least once in every fiscal year and
their correctness certified by one or more auditor
or auditors.
The seal of the Association shall not be used except in pursuance of a resolution of the Executive.
The President (or the First Vice-President in the
absence of the President), and two of the following:—Immediate Past President, Permanent Secretary-Manager, or Treasurer — shall sign every
document to which the seal of the Association is
so affixed.
22. The Executive shall have power to appoint some
person or persons to sign cheques or other documents not requiring the affixing of the seal on
behalf  of  the  Association.
These by-laws may be altered by an extraordinary
resolution   of   the   Association   and   not   otherwise.
Any ordinary or life member of the Association in
good standing shall be entitled to inspect the official membership list, books of account, records and
documents of. or belonging to. the Association at
any   reasonable   time.
Members of the
Faculty, Alumni and Students
are cordially invited to make
This  Century-Old Institution
Their Banking Home
(Over a Century of Service)
Page 36
Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
Echo Lidster. '42, has been appointed by the
Provincial Government as Supervisor of Boys' and
Girls' Clubs. The clubs now have a membership of
nearly 2.000.
A new member of the Board of Governors of the
University is Ken Caple (Ag-. '25). Ken. who has
been a member of the Senate, was elected by that
body to the Board recently. At present he is program director of CBR, the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation's Vancouver outlet.
Ken was president of his Senior Year at U.B.C.
and returned for his M.S.A. in 1927. He was active
in the Players' Club, active enough in fact to marry
one of its ladies, Bice Clegg, '28.
Later he toured the U.S. on a Carnegie grant and
made a survey of educational radio. Back in B.C. in
1940, he set up the familiar C.B.C. School Broadcasts. Of late he has concentrated on the program
end of radio.
Faculty of Arts and Science:
Mr. R. YV. Pillsbury, M.A. (Brit. Col.) Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and
Mr. Robert M. Clark. B.A., B. Com. (Brit. Col.)
Lecturer in the Department of Economics. Political
Science and Sociology.
Mr. Ronald Oldham, D.F.C, Croix de Guerre,
B.A. (Brit. Col.), Lecturer in the Department of
Mr. YV. H. Simons. M.A. (Brit. Col.). Mr. Norman S. Free, M.A. (Brit. Col.) Lecturers in the Department of Mathematics.
Mr. Cecil N. Brennan, B. Com. (Brit. Col.), M.
Com. (Columbia), CA. (Brit. Col.), Associate Professor in the Department of Commerce.
Mr.   C.  William   Van   Houten,   B.   Com.   (Brit
Col.) Lecturer in the Department of Commerce.
Faculty of Applied Science:
Dr. Robert YV. Wellwood, B.A. Sc, (Brit. Col.)
Ph.Dd. (Duke), Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry.
Faculty of Agriculture:
^ Dr. J. J. R. Campbell, B.S.A. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D.
(Cornell), Associate Professor in the Department
of Dairying.
Department of Civil Engineering:
Mr.  Alexander H.  Rome,  B.A.Sc.   (Brit.  Col.),
For Play!
Tennis   •   Golf
Fishing  •   Baseball
4 Doors East of Province
Mr.  James   H.   McXaughton.   B.A.Sc.   (Brit.  Col.),
Mr. Joseph E. A. Kania, M.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.),
Ph.D. (Mass. Inst, of Technology). Special Lecturer.
Four U.B.C graduates, now working as Assistants in the Department of Physics, have been
awarded Research Fellowship-by "leading American
Mr. Donald G. Ivey, has been awarded a Research Associateship by the University of Xotre
Dame. Mr. Ivey graduated from U.B.C in 1944
with Honours in Physics and Mathematics.
In 1943 he won the University Scholarship in
Arts and Science, and in 1943-44, the University
Graduate Scholarship.
Mr. Arthur C. Johnson has been awarded a
Research Assistantship by Purdue University. He
graduated from U.B.C. in 1944 in Physics and
Mathematics. In 1943 he was awarded a Flying
Officer George Pringle Bursary.
Also a winner of a Research Assistantship at
Purdue is Mr. John H. Forster. He graduated
from U.B.C. in 1944. also in Physics and Mathematics.
Fourth winner is Mr. R. Raymond McLeod, of
Rossland, B.C. Mr. McLeod obtained his Bachelors' Degree in 1942, and his Masters' Degree in
1945. His award of a Research Assistantship is also
tenable at Purdue.
Dr. G. P. V. Akrigg, Assistant Professor in the
Department of English, has been awarded a Folger
Fellowship for resident study at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Akrigg obtained both his Bachelor's and
Master's degrees from the University of British
Columbia, and his Doctorate from the University of
California in 1944.
July, 1946
One of U.B.C.'s most famous graduates, Earle
Birney, the noted Canadian poet, has been appointed Professor of English at the University of British
Dr. Birney's two volumes of poetry, ''David and
Other Poems", and "Now Is Time", have received
widespread recognition both in the United States
and England*.
He is presently Superviso of Foreign Language
Broadcasts for the C.B.C
He was born in Calgary, received his public
schooling in Banff and his secondary schooling in
Creston, B.C.
He worked his way through college by a variety of jobs, and graduated from the Cniversity of
British Columbia in 1926 with first-class honors in
Enligsh Language and Literature. In his Senior
year at U.B.C. he was Editor in Chief of Student
Later, he was a teaching fellow at the University of California and an instructor in English at the
University of Utah. He studied at the University
of London on a Royal Society of Canada Fellowship.
Dr. Birney secured his M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees
from the University of Toronto, and later joined the
English staff of University College in that institution in 1936.
He relinquished an Assistant Professorship at
Toronto for service with the army as a Selection
of Personnel Officer. He became Senior "SPO"
at the Selection and Appraisal Centre in England
and later, until invalided home, was in charge of
Personnel Selection for the Canadian Army in the
North West Theatre, with the rank of Major.
*  See Chronicle, March Issue.
Chemistry Graduate Eugene "Fuzz" Lopatecki
and his British-born bride were the principals in a
wartime romance which started during the fall of
Singapore and carried on during the years in Japanese prison camps. The couple are now back in
Dr. Kenneth R. Mackenzie, noted for his research in the field of nuclear physics, has been added to the staff of U.B.C.'s Physics Department.
Dr. MacKenzie, who will arrive in September,
has spent eight years on work in nuclear physics—
five years at research on the electron at Berkeley,
and three years on uranium separation.
During the war he was engaged on the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on the development of atomic energy. Here his particular field
was the perfecting of an electro-magnetic method
for separating uranium 235 from ordinary uranium
Dr. MacKenzie is a U.B.C. graduate, obtaining
his B.A. in 1935, and M.A. in 1937, with First Class
Honours in Physics. Later he secured his Ph.D.
from the U. of California.
Dr. Roy Daniels, '30, has been appointed professor of English at U.B.C. He was formerly head
of the Department of English at Manitoba University.
(Continued from Page 23)
terms satisfactory to the University, there should
be a University Hospital, staffed entirely by the
Faculty of Medicine."
8. "That the whole medical school be located
on the campus as the only satisfactory means of
assuring the desired physical contiguity and spiritual affinity between the medical science and clinical departments within the Faculty of Medicine,
and also between the Faculty of Medicine and other
Faculties at the University."
9. "That the school should from the beginning
be planned as a long term project, so that it may
be able to grow spatially and functionally, and may
thus prove the nucleus for a medical centre of the
highest possible calibre and renown."
10. "That the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
be selected with utmost care, be assured the full
confidence and support of his Faculty and of the
University administration, and be endowed by the
latter with explicit and adequate powers."
Among the aims which Dr. Dolman's report sets
out as paramount, the idea that the School must
extend its influence to all parts of the Province by
providing- various types of post-graduate training
for practitioners, and by helping to improve standards of outlying hospitals as well as developing
the closest possible relationships with City and
Provincial Health Departments for the ultimate
benefit of Public Health, seems best to typifv the
vision with which this report has been written.
Page 3 8
Graduate Chronicle MVERY day,  Monday  to
Saturday,   Ann   Whyte   answers
scores   of   questions   concerning
all   kinds  of   problems.
Right   now  fur storage  seems
to  take  number one
priority.      Let  Ann   Whyte
suggest the  many   ways
NELSONS   can   take   care   cf  your
precious  furs,   by cleaning,
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Your furs will  be treated
as   carefully  as  a   baby—
in  the  safest place  in
town.     Phone   Ann   Whyte
today.     She'll   see   that you
get personal  service.
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Permit No. 3644
There   mUSt    be   many  of us in Canada today who feel a debt to
those who served so gallantly in the grim war years  .  .  .
There   mUSt   be    many  who wish they could find some  means of
expressing thanks to those who rallied so readily to Canada's defence  .  .  .
Here is our opportunity. The young
men and women of the University of
British Columbia need adequate gymnasium facilities. Their present gymnasium, intended for 1500, is today-
struggling to serve 7,000 students, half
of whom are veterans  .   .   .
A Memorial Gymnasium has therefore
been planned—as a living, lasting tribute to B. C.'s soldiers, sailors and airmen and as a recreational centre for
the youth of today and tomorrow   .   .   .
Funds for the building of this memorial
gymnasium are urgently required and
a province-wide appeal is being made
for help  .   .   .
There must be many contributors!
For the pride you felt in the past . . .
for the faith you feel in the future—
give the most generous support you
can—in cash, in Victory Bonds or by
pledge. Address your donations, today,
to the U.B.C. Memorial Gymnasium
Fund,  Brock Hall, Vancouver, B.C.
Everyone's Help is Needed for the
UM's Memorial (Jpnasium Fund


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