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WORKING   WITH    CANADIANS    IN    EVERY   WALK    OF    LIFE   SINCE    1817
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      2 ALUMNI
Vol. 12, No. 2
Summer, 1958
U.B.C. History Almost Ready
By arthur sager under    Mr.    Elmore    Meredith,
Director, U.B.C. Alumni ..   _
Associotion Q.C., was formed in 1952 to en
list interest and support in the
project. Funds for research and
writing were raised over the
succeeding years and, in 1956,
the Administration approved
publication.
The University Charter was
granted in 1908 and it is for this
reason that U.B.C. celebrates its
50th Anniversary in conjunction
with B.C.'s Centennial. The first
chapter of the History, however,
deals with an earlier period
(1872-1907) when pioneers in
education cleared the way for
public support of a University.
The ten chapters now being
completed and prepared for the
printer by Colonel Logan tell the
fascinating story, in word and
picture, of a University which
started in shacks, struggled
through hard times, and has
emerged (though still partly in
shacks) to become one of the
more important, and certainly
one of the most exciting, Universities in North America.
The "U.B.C. History" is bound
to be a popular book. If you wish
a copy of the First Edition for
your library, we would suggest
that you write imediately to the
Alumni Association, 252, Brock
Hall. Price for advance sale,
$5.00.
Readers of the Chronicle will
have the first opportunity of
purchasing copies of "The History of the University of British
Columbia, 1908-1958" which is
due for publication this September.
This 300-page, illustrated history of U.B.C. will go on public
sale following the Centennial
Congregation this Fall. The first
edition is limited to 1,000 copies,
but special arrangements have
been made by the Alumni Association to accept advance orders
from Alumni and friends.
Editor is Colonel Harry T.
Logan, former Head of the Classics Department and popular
Editor of this Magazine. Dr.
John M. Norris of the History
Department is Assistant Editor,
and Peter Krosby, former Alumni Assistant Director, has recently been acting as Research Assistant.
Appropriately, the idea of publishing a history of U.B.C. in
the Centennial Year was first
advanced by the group known as
"Convocation Founders", members of the first Convocation
appointed by the Provincial Government and empowered to establish a University in this
Province.   A special Committee
THE UNIVERSITY COAT OF ARMS
The open book, with the inscribed words Tuum est,
rests on the Coat of Arms of British Columbia.
The Latin inscription, in its setting, means that
the University belongs to the citizens of the
Province.
Contents include Page
Editor's Page         5
Branches         7
The President Reports         9
No News Is Good News  11
Graduate Profile - J. V. Clyne      12
Vancouver Festival      14
"Tuum Est"     16
Convocation Dinner     18
Spring Congregation   20
International House     24
Alumnae and Alumni -
Sally Gallinari    26
The Faculty  29
Athletics at Yale  30
Campus News and Views   33
Sports Summary  35
In Memoriam     37
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
Published  by the
Alumni Association »f the University of
British  Columbia,  Vancouver,   Canada
Editor:   Harry   T.   Logan,   M.C,   M.A.
Associate   Editor:   James   A.   Banham,   B.A.'51
Assistant   Editor:   Sally  M.   Gallinari,   B.A.'49
Board  of  Management
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President, J. N.
Hyland, B.Com.'34 ; Past President, Dr. Harry
L. Purdy, B.A.'26 ; First Vice-President, Mark
Collins, B.A.'34, B.Com.'34 : Second Vice-
President, Mrs. Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31 ;
Third Vic€--President, Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, B.A.'30, M.A.'31 : Treasurer, Donald
B.   Fields,   B.Com.'43;   Director,  A.   H.   Sager,
B.A.'38 ; Editor, H. T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: F. W. Scott, B.Arch.
'52 ; D. F. Miller, B.Com.'47 : Mrs. G. Henderson, B.A.'31 ; H. J. Franklin. B.A.'49 ; Terry
D. Nicholls, B.Com.'55; LL.B.'56 : Mrs. L. H.
Leeson, B.A.'23. ALUMNI SENATE APPOINTEES: Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34 ;
Peter J. Sharp, B.A.'3B, B.Com.'36 : G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Dr. N. S. Wright, B.S.A.
'44, M.S.A.'46 ; Applied Science, George E.
Baynes, B.A.Sc.'32 ; Architecture, James Y.
Johnstone, B.Arch.'52 ; Arts and Science, Mrs.
Arthur F. McKay, B.A.'33 ; Commerce, Emerson H. Gennis, B.Com.'48 : Education. Dr.
Robin N. Smith, B.A.'37, M.A.'51 ; Forestry,
Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com.'47, B.S.F.'48;
Home Economics, Mrs. Ross C. Radazke, B.
H.E.'48;     Law,    Ivan    R.    Feltham,    B.A.'53,
LL.B.'54 ; Medicine, Dr. John M. Fredrickson,
B.A.'53, M.D.'57 ; Nursing, Miss M. Leighton,
B.A.Sc. ; Pharmacy, O. Gordon Davies, B.S.P.
'56 ; Physical Education, R. S. Glover, B.P.E.
'5(1 : Social Work, Harry L. Penny, B.A.'56,
B.S.W.'56, M.S.W.'57 ; Sociology. Thelma M.
Pitt, B.A.'57. ALMA MATER SOCIETY
REPRESENTATIVE: Charles J. Connaghan,
A.M.S.   President.
Editorial   Committee
Chairman: J. Norman Hyland: Members:
Harry L. Purdy, D. B. Fields. Harry T. Logan,
Nathan   Nemetz,    A.   H.   Sager,    Peter   Sharp.
CHRONICLE   OFFICES
Business and Editorial Offices: 252 Brock Hall,
U.B.C,   Vancouver  8,  B.C.
Authorized  as  second  class  mail.  Post  Office Department,   Ottawa.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Preparing for a lifetime of progress
He has the urge to be where "big things" are
happening... so he is studying engineering.
Wherever you go in Canada today you can see the
work of the professional engineer whose vision,
initiative and orderly thinking are vital to progress
in this swift-moving technological age.
When you flip a switch at home an
amazingly intricate system of power
equipment goes to work for you.
Electricity cannot be made and stored—it is made
and delivered instantly at the speed of light. In
effect, you reach back from your switch through
wires, meters, transformers, substations, switch-
gear, generators, turbines—right to the very source
of power. This incredible process . . . safe, reliable
and low-priced . . . has been made possible through
the skills of professional engineers.
Less than 20 years ago only about
one in 700 workers was a graduate
engineer . . . today there is 1 to every 150 workers.
At Canadian General Electric we employ nearly
1,000 engineers — approximately one to every 20
employees — and more are constantly needed to
keep pace with the increasing demand for equip
ment to generate and transmit electric power
and the many products which put it to work.
For over 50 years this Company has conducted
a training programme for engineering graduates.
In our plants, they acquire an intimate knowledge
of the theoretical and practical principles of manufacture, design and installation. Known as the "Test
Course" it has provided important postgraduate
training for many of today's professional engineers
in various fields of Canadian industry.
The future hoUls many engineering
opportunities in Canada, where
people are so electrically minded
that the demand for power doubles
every 10 years! Right now engineers are busy on
products, projects and in industries that didn't even
exist a few years ago, when many electrical developments, such as television, were practically unknown.
Canada's first atomic electric power plant presents
one of the greatest engineering challenges of
our time. It is being built by Canadian General
Electric for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and
Ontario Hydro. This is just one of many great
projects that exemplify the major role being
played by professional engineers . . . key men
in our nation's progress.
"Progress /s Our Most Important Product
CANADIAN  GENERAL  ELECTRIC  COMPANY
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Editor's Page
'Use Me
or Lose Me'
On another page in this issue is
printed an extract from the very interesting Annual Report of the
Alumni Association's retiring President, Harry Purdy. It is hoped that
all Alumni who receive the Chronicle
will read these five suggestions of Dr.
Purdy "with regard to a future programme of the U.B.C. Alumni Association", and that they will give them
careful thought. In the original context the suggestions were followed by
"a simple, five-word slogan", as a sort
of ultimatum, imagined as being addressed by Alumni to the University
and the Alumni Association: "Use Me
or Lose Me". The fact is that Alumni
interest everywhere during the past
year has been quickened as perhaps
never before, certainly not on the
same scale and with a similar record
of achievement. Three of these
achievements Dr. Purdy mentioned—
"the establishment of the University
Club, the amendment of the University Act giving us Senate representation, and our participation in a
very successful Capital Gifts Campaign". Many other items of things
done could be added: the work of the
Alumni Education Committee under
the Chairmanship of Dr. Joe Kania
was largely instrumental in stimulating the Minister of Education, another distinguished Alumnus, to appoint a Royal Commission on School
Education in the Province; Charlie
Campbell's Committee on Athletics at
the University has supported and
supplemented in a useful way the
work of Student and Senate Committees on the same subject; Homecoming and other Committees have enlisted the active interest of many
Alumni during the year.
It is also worth remembering the
extent to which the University "uses"
Alumini in its administration. Four
of the ten members of the Board of
Governors including Chancellor Dal
Grauer, and 33 in a total of 61 Members of Senate are Alumni. In the
Faculties the voice of Alumni lecturers is heard in the class rooms of
most Departments. In the Faculty of
Arts alone, 9 out of 21 Departments
and Schools are presided over by
Alumni.
At the centre of Dr. Purdy's suggestions there seems to be the very
natural and healthy feeling that
Alumni, whether professional teachers
or not, are or should be, restless to
find some way by which, in their own
communities, they may carry on and
communicate to others the educational
process which stirred their minds and
influenced the whole trend of their
lives while students at the University.
Almost unconsciously they feel an
urge to participate in propagating the
objectives    of   education   which   they
themselves, however dimly, have
glimpsed when undergraduates. The
fellowship and shared activities of the
Development Fund Campaign, have
stirred up these feelings and desires.
Alumni and University leaders and
speakers have re-defined the function and purposes of the University
and its essential values in community
and national life; under such influences they have bestirred themselves wholeheartedly to support the
Campaign and have been moved to
give generously and to encourage
their fellow-Alumni and friends
everywhere to do the same in order
to foster and enlarge the work of the
University. Dr. Purdy's suggestions
are intended to offer a medium of interest and activities which will give
to Alumni the means of continuing
their service to their Alma Mater in
their several communities. Here, at
their doorstep, may lie opportunities
of widening and deepening the public
relations of the University by association with Graduates of other Universities and with all others who seek
the betterment of life through the
public service of education. This is
the task of the University for each
generation of her undergraduates and,
through the University Extension Department, for every community in
British  Columbia.
The intention of Dr. Purdy's slogan,
appears to be to suggest that unless
the Alumni Association and the University can find some way by which
Alumni may take up the torch, flung to
them on graduation, and keep it alight
continuously under wise direction,
in the field of their public relations
and service to their own communities,
the Alumni are a dead loss to the
University and to the Association.
Put in its simplest terms the suggestion is that fund-raising is not
a satisfying substitute for the promotion of educational ideals for men and
women whose minds have once been
alerted to the beauty of wisdom.
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NOTICE
A complete report on the
Alumni contribution to the recent U.B.C. Development Fund
will be contained in the Fall
edition of the Alumni Chronicle.
Library Appeals
The University Library wishes to
obtain certain issues of The Alumni
Chronicle to complete its files. Issues
required are for the years 1939 and
1940 and the December 1950 edition.
From the Mail Bag
SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT FUND
"I was delighted to receive your interesting
and informative letter of February 10, 1958,
and delayed answering it as I was busy travelling back and forth between Ethiopia and
the Sudan in an attempt to organise the
Branch  of our  Bank properly.
"I am very much interested in the projected
expansion of U.B.C. Upon receipt of the
publication soliciting contributions to the
Development Fund, I had set up a one-man
collection committee in Addis Ababa in order
to send the pledge of the Ethiopian U.B.C.'ers
in one sum. There was a warm spiritual response to the fund raising but before I had
time to collect money I was posted to this
foreign   assignment.
"I send you herewith a list of the U.B.C.
graduates known to me so that the Alumni
Association may approach them directly. I
also enclose a small token ($10) to be earmarked as my contribution to the International
House. I will not forget U.B.C. in my future
budget. We are also in Ethiopia engaged in
a large fund raising project to establish a
University for the people of Ethiopia. At
present there are the University College of
Addis Ababa, the Engineering College, the
Agricultural and Mechanical Arts College in
Harrar, the Medical College in Gondar and
other smaller colleges. The new institution
is planned with the aim of gathering all the
scattered faculties in one place. To this end,
all salaried employees in Ethiopia are contributing one month's salary to a University
Development   Fund.
"I appreciate your words of encouragement
and of praise and wil] strive to merit such
eulogies in the future. As Eric Nicol, I also
value my five years at U.B.C. as 'the best
years of my life'. My sincere best wishes to
Dr.   and   Mrs.   MacKenzie.
Taffara   De   Guefe,    B.Com.'SO,
State   Bank  of  Ethiopia,
P.O.   Box   1186,
Khartoum,  Sudan,
March   25,   1958.
A GRAD IN AUSTRIA
"A group of us are here for a tew days—-
guests of the Austria F.O. to see industry and
talk politics. We drovt- out to the border
country where you can almost see Sopron in
Hungary, and I thought of U.B.C. and its
odd connection with this part of the world."
Patrick Keatley, B.A. '40,
Manchester  Guardian.
The Honourable Sherwood Lett and Mrs. Lett have
both received Honorary Degrees from U.B.C. Mr.
Lett was honoured in 1945 and Mrs. Lett received
her degree on the first day of Spring Congregation.
They are shown outside U.B.C.'s Administration
building prior to the second day of Spring Congregation.
U.  B.  C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE VITAL BRANCH MEETING AT U.B.C.
The Campaign And The Community
Among the distinguished guests invited to attend the annual dinner
meeting of Convocation and the Alumni Association on April 24 were graduates and friends of the University
who acted as Community Chairmen in
Provincial centres during the recent
Campaign for development funds.
These Community Chairmen were asked to remain in Vancouver overnight
and attend a meeting the following-
day in Brock Hall for the purpose of
discussing the services which the Uni
versity presently extends to communities throughout B.C. and how these
services might be expanded or improved.
Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew, Deputy
to President N. A. M. MacKenzie acted
as Chairman of the Meeting which
was also attended by President MacKenzie, Dr. John Friesen, Director of
the U.B.C. Extension Department and
his Assistant, Mr. Gordon Selman.
Dean Andrew introduced Dr. MacKenzie  who  welcomed  the  Chairmen
H&D
and set the theme of the Conference
by asking the question: "How can the
interest aroused by the Campaign be
channelled into effective action and
leadership and how can University
service to the communities be improved?" The affairs of each community
are the responsibility of the citizens,
he said, and while the University may
offer suggestions it can only function
in an advisory capacity. The citizens
themselves must determine community
needs and recommend ways and means
in which the University might assist
in meeting these needs. Alumni, the
President said, have a special responsibility for leadership in community affairs and should be prepared to
make a special contribution. The University has a special responsibilty too,
because it must find ways to engage
the interest and ability of graduates
and friends. The President concluded
by saying that in its dealings with
B.C. communities the University had
no more than scratched the surface.
A great deal more could be done and
he asked the advice of those present
on how best to do it.
Dr. Friesen, who spoke next suggested that the Conference might first
determine what the University means
to the citizens of each community.
Then, he said, it might be possible to
review present community services
and discuss future services in terms
of the limitations of time, finance, and
personnel.
CHALLENGING PROGRAMME
Mr. Art Sager, the Director of the
Alumni Association, said Alumni
would not be content to devote all
their energies to the sponsorship of
social events or to fund raising. He
said a more challenging programme
was required to develop loyalty and
friendship to the University. One of
the important problems faced by the
University and the Alumni Association was that of utilising potential
Alumni leadership throughout the
Province.
Dean Andrew then suggested that
each Alumni Chairman give a brief
report and make suggestions on how
best to improve our relations with
B.C. communities.
The first speaker was Mr. Dave
Williams, B.A/48, LL.B/49, who was
Chairman of the Development Fund
Campaign in Duncan, Vancouver Island. He suggested that the University should assemble a travelling exhibit to illustrate the work being done
by the University which would attract
interest and provide a means of thanking citizens for their support of the
campaign. He felt that such an exhibit would stimulate interest in
Higher Education. Alumni in each
community, he said, should be responsible for publicising the visit.
U. B. C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Mr. Williams' next suggestion was
one which was echoed by many delegates attending the Conference. He
suggested that short refresher courses
on various subjects might be well received at the community level. Other
delegates were more specific and advocated that the University organise
"capsule colleges"to tour the Province,
stopping two or three days in each
community to give lectures and conduct discussion groups. Mr. Williams
also suggested that the University
prepare a booklet, to be distributed to
lawyers and trust companies, setting
out how wills and bequests favouring
the University might be prepared.
REMOTE FROM  UNIVERSITY
Mrs. G. A. Duthie, a graduate of
the University of Toronto, who worked on the Campaign in Invermere,
said the residents of that community
felt very remote from the University.
Visits from Faculty members helped
to stimulate intellectual interest, she
said, and she suggested that speakers'
tours should be enlarged to include
smaller communities. More non-credit
correspondence courses should be arranged by the Extension Department,
she said.
Mr. Rees Hugh, Chairman of the
Campaign in Cloverdale, said his community had fairly close liaison with
the University because of its proximity to Vancouver. Perhaps because
of this, Faculty speakers did not visit
Cloverdale schools as much as they
should, and he suggested that professors should be accompanied by a
student who was perhaps better
equipped to answer many questions
about life at U.B.C. He said that
Boards of Trade and other organisations in the Lower Mainland would
appreciate tours of the University to
learn, at first hand, of Campus developments.
Mr. F. T. Middleton, B.A.'41, B.Ed.
'50, of Salmo, said that one of the
most important aspects of the Campaign was the opportunity it provided
for entering private homes to talk
about the University and Higher Education. One question often raised, he
said, was that of junior colleges and
he thought the University's thoughts
on this question should be given wide
circulation throughout the Province.
In his introductory remarks, President MacKenzie raised the question of
Branches of the University in other
parts of the Province and said he
favoured the pattern which had been
established in California where there
is one Board of Regents for one State
University which now has seven or
eight Branches, and which is responsible for the development of Higher
Education throughout the State. He
said it is vitally important that the
major Campus be well equipped and
the Faculty well paid as well as provision made for adequate student
assistance before the Province under-
Community and Alumni Chairmen attending Community Relations Conference, April 25. Left to Right,
Front Row: C. H. Wright, Trail; Mrs. H. J. McKay, Revelstoke; Miss Marguerite Wiebe, Dawson Creek;
Dean G. C. Andrew, Deputy to the President; Mrs. Anne Stevenson, Williams Lake; Mrs. J. L. Keays,
Powell River; L. Hempsall, Port Mellon; D. Williams, Duncan; J. T. Harvey, Prince Rupert. Second Row:
J. K. Friesen, Director, Extension Department; K. N. Stewart, Fernie; H. J. McKay, Revelstoke; J. L. Keays,
Powell River; H. Vogel, Langley; Mrs. G. A. Duthie, Invermere; F. T. Middleton, Salmo; F. H. Soward,
Dean, Graduate Studies. Third Row: A. H. Sager, Director, Alumni Association; Jim Banham, U.B.C.
Information Officer; Allan Thomas, Extension Department; L. G. Wilson, Kelowna; G. Graham, Salmon
Arm; Mrs. R. Wallis, Victoria; G. G. Hyndman, Penticton; G. Mussallem, Haney; Rees Hugh, Cloverdale;
G. 0. B. Davies, Assistant to the President, R. M. Cooper, Fernie; Miss Isobel Howse, Princeton. Back
Row: N. S. Scarfe, Dean, College of Education; E. Mackinnon. Cranbrook; A. P. Dawe, Kelowna; Mrs.
A. P. Dawe, Kelowna; N. A. M. MacKenzie, President; W. K. Gwyer, Trail; Robert Wallace, Victoria
College; G.  Selman,  Extension  Department.
takes the cost of additional Branches
of the University.
SUGGESTS SURVEY OF GRADS
Mr. Ray Cooper, B.A.'49, LL.B/50,
of Creston suggested the University
might undertake a survey of Graduates
to determine how many of them would
have attended junior colleges had they
been operating in the Interior. He
believed that most would state a
preference to come to Vancouver and
attend U.B.C.
Another point mentioned by many
delegates was the present inadequacy
of funds available to assist talented
students who wished to take advantage
of Higher Education. Dean Andrew
reminded the Conference that the
Honourable Sydney Smith, Minister
for External Affairs, had committed
his Government to a scheme of Federal Scholarships as well as financial
assistance for residences. He felt that
Alumni and Community leaders might
accept the responsibility of "eminding
the present Government of this undertaking.
A suggestion by one of the delegates
that a representative of the University should be appointed in each community to direct questions to the
proper office at U.B.C. was endorsed
by several persons.
Dr. H. J. MacKay, B.A.'33, M.D.,
Ch.B. (Edin.), delegate from Revelstoke asked if it would be possible to
establish an endowment fund into
which parents of potential University
students might contribute family allowances or other monies toward the
cost of a University education. He
said this money might be used in the
interim by the University and refunded if the student decided not to attend.
A number of delegates stressed the
importance of counselling services
available to students. Many advocated
that a counselling system should be
established to make out-of-town students feel less isolated when they
arrived at U.B.C.
DEVELOPMENT   PLAN   EXPLAINED
During an adjournment for lunch
the delegates heard an explanation of
the University's 10-year development
plan by Mr. Tom Hughes, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
at U.B.C.
The afternoon session of the Conference was taken over by members of
the University's Extension Department led by Dr. Friesen. Several
members of the Department gave
short talks on the services which were
available to B.C. communities. The
speakers were: Mr. Selman, Assistant
Director; Mr. Sydney Risk, Field Representative in Drama; Miss Marjorie
Smith, Family Life and Group Development; Mr. Alan Thomas, Com-
muncations and Adult Education, and
Mr. Knute Butterdahl, Study-Discussion Programme in the Liberal Arts.
In closing Dean Andrew said he
felt that communities throughout B.C.
have a great opportunity to remind
the University what its obligations
are. He reminded the group to write
to the University if the services which
they are getting were not adequate.
Mr. Sager closed the meeting by
extending to the delegates the thanks
of the University for consenting to
attend the Conference and for their
efforts during the U.B.C. Development
Fund.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       8 PRESIDENT N. A. M. MacKENZIE
DEAR  ALUMNI:
Your University was honoured once
again on March 20 last when I visited
the University of California at Berkeley, where an Honorary Degree was
conferred on me. I was also invited
to give the Charter Day Address and
what follows are excerpts from what
I said at that time:
"I have chosen the title 'Canada,
Britain, and the United States of
America', or more specifically, the relations and roles of these countries,
because I am certain that the future
of the western world and, in some
respects, the whole world, depends on
these relationships and on the wisdom,
the intelligence, the tolerance, the
courage, the energy, and the determination with which those of us in each
of our three countries conduct ourselves and contribute to these relationships ....
BELIEF  IN  FREEDOM
"Basically, I claim that our countries and our peoples, Canada, Britain
and the United States, stand for and
believe in freedom. This includes the
right of each individual and of each
group to live its own life in its own
way and to the limits of its capacities,
subject only to the degree of restraint
and self discipline necessary for the
measure of common action which is
inevitable whenever human beings
congregate together and come in contact with each other ....
"I have no doubts whatever, but
that it is infinitely better for the
individual and higher, and ultimately
more satisfactory than the ideas and
systems of our competitors. My only
doubts are concerned with the question whether we ordinary citizens
realise the nature of the stakes involved and are prepared to undergo
the sacrifices and make the effort
essential to winning and holding these
stakes and preserving these freedoms.
Part of this effort includes a realisation that those who believe as we do
will stand or fall together, and that
we will only survive if we achieve
real and effective co-operation and
understanding and do not permit our
differences and our own local, selfish
interests to impair or destroy this cooperation. .  .  .
THE PRESIDENT REPORTS
The Central Issue
in Relations Between
Canada and the United States
"Turning now to Canada, I want to
make one or two obvious points. The
first is that we in Canada realise that
you are far and away the most important and influential 'fact' in our
personal lives and our life as a nation ....
"The simple fact is that whether
we like it or not, the relations between
us, both in their range and influence,
surpass those between any two other
nations in the world. The extent of
these relations is quite unique. The
flow of trade across our comon border
is the greatest on earth. Each country
is the other's largest customer by a
large margin. Your trade with us is
greater than your trade with the whole
of Latin America or all of Europe.
About one-fifth of all the goods exported by the United States are sold
in Canada ....
AMERICAN CONTROL
"Canadian economic development
has attracted large amounts of foreign capital. Nearly 80% of this foreign capital has come from the United
States. More than one-third of all
United States private investment
abroad is in Canada, an amount larger
than the whole of United States private investment in Latin America and
twice as large as United States private investment in the whole of Western Europe. As a result of this investment citizens of the United States
control about four thousand Canadian
companies which comprise about one-
quarter of all Canadian industrial and
commercial enterprise.
"But having said this, and in part
because of it, I would like to list a
few of our complaints and causes for
concern. We do not like some of your
tariff policies and tendencies, particularly as they affect base metals, oil,
gas, timber products, fish and agricultural products. We don't like your
policies of 'dumping' or giving away
surplus wheat. We appreciate your
difficulties and the pressures to which
you are subjected but we believe we
are a more valuable friend and ally
when our economy is prosperous and
healthy than when it is depressed.
"We like your large investment in
our natural resources and industries
and hope they will continue, but we
do not always approve of the ways
in which these investments are operating—for we want to remain a free
country and to control our own destinies. The policy of retaining control
of stock, of management, and of not
accepting responsibility for sharing in
local community activities and interests which is true of some branch
plants and subsidiaries you establish
in Canada is not a popular or, I
believe, a wise one. It is true that
through legislative and taxing powers
control over foreign investments and
operations can be exercised but I am
convinced that this is not best or right
in terms of our relations and interests.
HEART OF THE MATTER
"Defence is the last topic I will have
time to mention. It is of major importance to all three of us, as evidenced by the proportion of our national
budgets we spend on it. Theoretically,
the greater integration in these fields
the better and more efficient the results. This could and perhaps should
extend not only to 'bases' but to the
full exchange of information, skills
and techniques at every level—from
that of science to the production of
weapons and the training of personnel.
But all of this is a field in which we
must — to survive — co-operate effectively — without at the same time
abandoning our own freedom and autonomy. World War I, World War II,
Korea and NATO, have shown us that
things can be done and results achieved if the emergency is serious enough,
as I believe it is. But we should note,
and not forget, that co-operation to
be really effective and enduring must
concern itself not only with military
matters but with the economic and
industrial welfare and prosperity of
all concerned. Here I believe we have
done far too little—and must, again
if we are to survive, do much more.
However, the point I am here to emphasise, is your dependence upon us
for bases, for warning systems, for
'outpost' defence, for raw materials
in time of emergency and for supplementary manufacturing plants and
personnel—and upon Britain for bases,
manufacturing and scientific potential
and miltary forces. We in turn realise
that when the cards are down we
could not exist as free peoples without the backing and the strength of
the United States. This is the heart
of the matter as far as I am concerned — this issue of survival as free
peoples—and explains and I hope justifies my speaking to you as I have
done about the relations of Canada,
Britain and the United States . . ."
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The   Minutes   of  the  Convocation   of   1890   which  were   returned   recently  to   the   University
MINUTES OF 1890 CONVOCATION
Judge Returns Historic Documents
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
speaking at the Annual Meeting of
Convocation and the Alumni Association on April 24, said that valuable
documents relating to the early history of the University had been sent
to him by Judge Joseph L. Ryan of
Bathurst,   New   Brunswick.
The first document is the Minutes
of a Meeting of Convocation which
was held in the Court House at Vancouver on October 22, 1890. Until this
document was returned to the University it was supposed that this
Meeting of Convocation was held in
Victoria.
The second document is an original
letter from the office of the Attorney-
General   for   British   Columbia   dated
December 18, 1891, replying to an
earlier letter from Chancellor I. W.
Powell.
The Minutes of the Meeting of Convocation are signed by the Secretary,
Mr. J. M. O'Brien, a native of Bathurst who was doing newspaper work
in Vancouver at that time. The Minutes, together with the letter from the
Attorney-General's Office were sent,
for some unknown reason, to Bathurst
and were given to Judge Ryan by Mr.
O'Brien's sister, who lived across the
street from Judge Ryan.
Convocation met, according to the
Minutes, to consider Amendments to
the University Act which had been
passed earlier the same year. After
the  proposed  Amendments  had   been
Vancouver University Women's Club
Gift to U.B.C. Development Fund
On Monday, April 28, the National
Ballet Company of Canada danced
in the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver
to a full house. They performed under
the sponsorship of the Vancouver
University  Women's  Club.
Mrs. O. R. Hougen (nee Violet
Swanson, B.A.'27), the Club President,
explained to the enthusiastic audience
the reasons why the University
Women's Club had sponsored the National Ballet. First, it was an opportunity for the Club to participate in
the Programme of the Centennial
Year. Second, the Club was pleased
to show its interest in a Canadian
troupe which is making a notable
contribution to Canadian cultural life,
and to make it possible for this troupe
to appear in Vancouver. Third, the
major interest of the Canadian Federation of University Women is Education, and the success of this venture
would make it possible for the Club
to donate $1000 to the U.B.C. Development Fund and tangibly give support to the University.
Mrs. Bert Wales (nee Doris McKay,
B.A.'26) convened the project and
Miss Evelyn Robinson convened the
ticket  sale.
The cheque was presented to the
University at the Annual Dinner of
the University Women's Club at Brock
Hall, May 11. At that time Mrs. Hougen remarked that a desire to support
the Development Fund had encouraged the Club to undertake the Sponsorship of the Ballet, and that subsequently their association with the
National Ballet Company and the
success of the performance in Vancouver had given great satisfaction
to the members of the Club. Thus this
$1000 donation represented much
goodwill on all sides. —M. F.
considered, clause by clause, it was
resolved that a copy of the Act should
be transmitted to the Council with
the request that it be laid before the
Legislature.
The next matter of business which
Convocation took up was the matter
of meeting current expenses. It was
decided to assess every one of the 44
members present the sum of fifty
cents. This is the first recorded fund-
raising effort on the part of the University.
The Chancellor, Dr. Powell closed
the Meeting by thanking Convocation
for their support. He said that great
progress had been made and he
trusted that "in no distant day the
aspirations of Convocation would be
met by the establishment on sure and
certain foundations of the University
of British Columbia."
The second document, which is
signed by Mr. Arthur G. Smith, the
Acting Deputy Attorney-General, is
in reply to an earlier letter from
Chancellor Powell. The Chancellor had
written to the Attorney-General informing him that a quorum of the
Senate of the University had not been
present at a recent Meeting, and
asked that the Supreme Court rule on
the possibility of calling any future
meetings.
The reply from the Attorney-General's Office informed Dr. Powell that
the matter of obtaining a judicial
interpretation had become of slight
importance and the Executive did not
consider reference to the Courts desirable but rather to be a matter for the
consideration and action of the Legislature at its approaching Session. The
matter was never so considered, the
Senate never met again and the University of British Columbia Acts of
1890-91 were dead, not to be revived
until  1908.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
io No News Is Good News
BY  DAVID BROCK
P.R. FACULTY EXPANDS
The Dean of
the Faculty of
Public Relations at
Mount Erebus University has announced the appointment of several new public
relations officers.
One of these will
handle his relations
with the senate,
another his relations with the students, a third his relations with the
public, a fourth his relations with the
other faculties, and so on. This group
of public relations officers will itself
hire a public relations officer, and he
in turn will maintain a little dog, or
possibly a chimp or some other endearing animal, to break the ice. "Pass
it on! Don't break the chain!" is their
cry. Long known for its progressive
leadership, the School of P.R. at old
Mount E. is soon to announce the
founding of the first chair of Social
Graces in any college this side of the
Swiss finishing schools. "We do not
wish our graduates to be lounge lizards," twinkled the dean, in his old-
world phraseology of the 1920's, "but
David  Brock
Finds the World
Mildly Amusing
we do feel that the public relations
officer should be able to discuss Emily
Carr and drink neutral spirits, otherwise known as vodka."
In the past, students for the B.P.R.
degree used to take certain courses,
such as personal magnetism and filmmaking, in other faculties. But the
dean looks forward to the day when
his faculty will give its own courses
in all the subjects required for its
own degree. These courses include
Oratory, Feature-writing, Letters to
the Editor, Charitable Donations,
Travelling, Menu-reading, Flattery,
How to Get Promotional Material into the Schools, and How to Keep
Things out of the Papers.
Asked about the demand for his
graduates, the dean twinkled again,
with variations. "Everyone needs
public relations," he said. "Even monasteries. Why, the other day I had a
request . . . not an oral one, of course
. . . from an order which exacts a
vow of silence. These monks wanted
me to supply a man who could talk
deaf-and-dumb language to the press."
YAY, TEAM
Under the Societies Act, the Alumni Association of the University of
Rupert's Land has empowered itself
to collect fines from graduates who
fail to attend American football
games on the campus. "Here we have
a university with 50,000 undergraduates and maybe half a million alumni,"
said Ralph "Bobo" Plisky, assistant
grad-rouser. "And yet our team gets
beaten by Nooksack Dental, which
only has seventy-three students all
told. And why ? Because our grads
aren't out there, yelling the Nooksack
Dental grads back into their holes or
cavities, that's why. What's the matter
with us anyway ? Have we got mental
caries?" Here Ralph "Bobo" Plisky
broke down and was carried out of
the tastefully prepared luncheon. He
was given a mental rub-down. Lots
of luck, Ralph "Bobo", boy.
W.C.H.T.I. OPENS
The World Clearing House for
Thesis Ideas was recently declared
open at Geneva (Switzerland). Ideas
for theses can and should be registered here for full protection in the
World Thesis Index. This includes
ideas concocted automatically in the
WBM Thesis Topic Machine.
MAJOR SECTOR
"Sleep is probably the largest single
sector of your life," said Dr. Pinfold
Grubian, head of the Chicago Institute
of Sleep and Dormitology. "If the
university is to fit you for life, it
should devote about one-third of your
classes to making you a good sleeper."
At this point Dr. Grubian hauled off
and gave the Institute yell, which is:
"Ho HUM!
"Ho HUM!
Zzzzzzzzz . . . SNORT!"
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE GRADUATE PROFILE
The Honourable Jack V. Clyne
*By Thomas W. Brown, Q.C., B.A/25
The Honourable Jack V. Clyne was
born at 1537 Robson Street in Vancouver not long after another noted
dramatic extrovert, Tallulah Bank-
head. The day was February 14, and
the "V" is for Valentine.
He attended three Vancouver Public Schools, Lord Roberts, Queen
Alexandra, and Florence Nightingale.
His High School was King Edward,
and he missed a year there as a result
of a six-month bout with rheumatic
fever. His recovery took place at
Alkali Lake in the Cariboo, where he
rode and broke horses. That was the
only academic year he ever lost, and
either he never had, or else he defeated, the sometimes crippling aftereffects of the affliction.
At High School he acted as Sports
Reporter for the old World, and in
addition to that and being a cowboy
he has crowded, but not compressed,
an exciting number of activities into
the years since then.
The first year's Classes after World
War I were those of 1923. Jack spent
his four years with the brilliant and
highly articulate members of Arts '23.
JOINS PLAYER'S CLUB
The Player's Club was a lively and
expressive group. He joined it in his
Sophomore Year, and received a part
in "Sweet Lavender" on a condition
enforced on him by Professor F. G. C.
Wood that he give up boxing. In his
Third Year he had the lead in "Mr.
Pim Passes By"; and in his Fourth
in "You Never Can Tell". Miss Betty
Somerset was the leading woman in
the latter two; she became Mrs.
Clyne in 1927. In those days the hinterland of this Province was more
isolated than now, and the Spring
Tours of the Club's annual production
brought perhaps equal enlivenment
and enlightenment to the players and
the audiences. Naturally, these contributions to the culture of the North-
West impinged on other extra-curricular work and play, but he managed
to put in one summer as a placer
miner in the Okanagan, and with boxing out, still had rugby and tennis.
After Graduation he was articled as
a Student-at-Law and Clerk in the
offices of E. P. Davis and Company.
He took his first two years there, and
the final one with Blake and Redden
in London. He chose to travel from
Vancouver to Great Britain as a deckhand on a Dutch freighter and, from
all accounts, suffered and enjoyed
three most informative months.
After being called to the Bar early
in 1927 he spent six more months as
a practising Barrister with the Davis
Firm, and then moved North and
joined the Prince Rupert Firm of Williams, Manson and Gonzales.   He was
JACK   V.   CLYNE
with them until April, 1929, when he
returned to Vancouver to practise
with McRae and Duncan. He remained
as a Partner with that Firm and its
successors until late in 1945.
During that period of sixteen years
he played an increasingly active part
in Legal and Comunity affairs. The
influential Vancouver Bar Association
had him as Vice-President and later as
President. He was also a member of
the Local Council of the Canadian Bar
Association. Not many Lawyers are
interested enough in the business affairs of the Community to work
assiduously in things like the Chamber
of Commerce, but he joined and had
a vital role in committee work of the
Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and
acted for some time on its policymaking Board of Trustees.
NATIONAL REPUTATION
During these years of practice he
became increasingly noted for his
grasp of Maritime Law. This surmounted narrow professionalism, and
led to a more than local or national
reputation as a practical expert on
Maritime affairs in general. Late in
1945 the Government of Canada appointed J. V. Clyne as the first Chair-
* The  Honourable  Mr.   Justice  T.   W.   Brown,
Supreme  Court  of British  Columbia.
Mr. Clyne acted as Master of Ceremonies at the
Dinner celebrating the Thirty-fifth Anniversary of
The Great Trek on November 8, 1957. He is
shown here at extreme right with other Head
Table Guests. They are Lett to Riqht: President
Emeritus L. S. Klinck; Mrs. Clyne (nee Betty
Somerset); former Chancellor Sherwood Lett; Mrs.
Phyllis Ross, a Member of U.B.C.'s Board of
Governors;  and Chancellor A.   E.  Grauer.
man of the Canadian Maritime Commission.
Few now remember, if ever they
knew, that at the end of World War II
Canada was the fourth largest shipping country in the world. We had
tonnage, feverishly built for war
transportation, that could not be
profitably employed by us in the competitive commerce of peace.
The principal function of the Commission was to advise the Government
on Maritime Policy. Excess war-built
tonnage was disposed of so providently that Canada recovered its total
cost. Arrangements were made with
Great Britain to allow other Canadian-
owned ships to sail under the United
Kingdom flag when economic and
other conditions made it difficult or
impossible to continue operations
under Canadian Registry. That plan
still works.
Maritime expansion or contraction
in Canada can be controlled by subsidies to shipping lines in the national
interest. This was a continuing problem of the Commission, as it is often
hard to determine whether the national interest is sufficient to justify
the payment of the taxpayer's money
to offset inevitable losses in some
kinds of inherently unprofitable
coastal and deep-sea shipping.
HEADS SHIPPING COMPANY
As Chairman, Jack had his headquarters in Ottawa. He was President
of Park Steamship Company Limited,
a Company which held the vessels
built for the Government during the
War. There were other appointments
and duties, including those of Canadian Representative on the United
Nations Organisation for Shipping;
on the International Maritime Consultative Organisation, and on the Shipping Committee of NATO.
Perhaps it was during this time
that he decided never to live permanently away from the West Coast.
He had moved in large affairs, and
flattering offers had been made to
him professionally as well as in Government and Industry. But they involved prolonged absence or complete
departure from the Pacific. In July,
1950, he made his choice ; returned
to Vancouver, and was sworn in as
a puisne Judge of the Supreme Court
of British Columbia.
At the time of his elevation to the
Bench it seems that the Press of Vancouver was initially a little cramped
as to his background, possibly because
of his years at Ottawa. One first report of this appointment restricted
itself to describing him, under an old
photograph, as a six-foot, two-hundred-pound Barrister. When this was
brought to the attention of the new
Judge the story is, that instead of
the exclusive outburst that was expected, he remarked: "That is in accordance  with  the  facts".
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       12 Mr. Clyne was a prominent member of The Player's Club when he attended U.B.C. and took part in
many of their productions. He is shown here ot left in "Mr. Pim Passes By". Other members of the cast
are Mrs. Clyne  (nee Betty Somerset)   and  Neil McCallum.
The following item appears in the
Minutes of a Conference of the Judges
of the Supreme Court of British Columbia on December 9, 1950, (kept by
Mr. Justice Clyne as Recording Secretary) :
"Mr. Justice Clyne stated that
the last six months had been the
happiest of his life".
The Supreme Court judges must
preside over Criminal Assize Courts,
and The Hon. Mr. Justice Clyne had
had very little experience in Criminal
Law at the Bar. With an adaptability
that astonished even his admirers, he
soon became an outstanding Criminal
Judge. Of course, he handled Civil
matters admirably too, but that had
been anticipated.
PRECISION WITH  FACTS
Very early in his Judicial career his
tidiness of mind was appreciated, and
at the request of the Provincial Government he acted as Royal Commissioner in an Inquiry into the Whatsan
Dam disaster. His precision with
complicated facts in this hearing made
him the natural choice as Royal Commissioner to make a full investigation
into the Milk Industry in British Columbia in 1954. He was sworn in on
September 20; began hearings on
October 25, and delivered his Report
on October 17, 1955.
The industry of the man is awesome, especially when it is remembered that in the twelve-month period
his normal work as a Judge was only
slightly attenuated, and that he suffered some illness.
He travelled and tramped through
the Fraser Valley, and became personally acquainted with some tens of
thousands of cattle. He heard 143
witnesses, and pondered 55 briefs and
408 exhibits. The main body of his
report makes 164 large pages of small
type. Findings and recommendations
are a closely-packed thirteen more.
Every word of these pages was written in laborious longhand, and there
is a further fifty pages which had to
be written out in part. Total evidence
and argument consisted of 10,565
pages.
A grateful and relieved Government
carried all his recommendations into
law. It is rumoured that the Government wanted to pay for the report,
but this was abruptly refused. Research shows that a personal expense
account in the neighbourhood of $90.00
was accepted. When asked about this
Jack said it might well have been a
whole hundred dollars if he could have
persuaded Betty to go with him to
Chilliwack and Mission.
He again immersed himself full
time in Civil and Criminal trials and
presided over many difficult and puzzling cases. All judgments of Courts
of First Instance are subject to reversal. Few of his judgments were
appealed, and of those that were, the
greater part were sustained. His
judicial duties continued capably and
happily until late last year.
When in December, 1957, the Court
House corridors buzzed with talk that
a Supreme Court Judge was leaving
the Bench no one but intimates knew
who it was. You could have knocked
over his brethren with a silk gown
when they learned it was Clyne J.
HEADS MAMMOTH  INDUSTRY
And so, as of December 31, having
worked day and night to leave no
judgments unpronounced, he resigned
and shortly afterward was announced
as the Head of a mammoth Industry.
One of his brother Judges says that
you can feel the absence of that personality in the actual building.
The step he took, while rare in this
Commonwealth, is not unprecedented,
and may be more common as time goes
on. Great commercial organisations,
to survive, must have clear-headed
men who can sift, interpret, and above
all, face facts. Men who have the
mind to clarify the complicated, and
the character to take the course that
follows thoughtful analysis, have always been rare.
His Company deals in the products
of the forest, and he made no pretense
of knowing anything in particular
about trees. But that was five months
ago and the business of handling
things of, and derived from, wood is
now being subjected to the cool scrutiny of the thinking machine that has
peered so penetratingly before into
laws and milk and ships.
It may be noticed that politics has
not been mentioned among the subjects probed by his restless mind. He
has never had any political affiliations,
and his best friends disagree as to his
leanings. One perceptive acquaintance accounted for this oddly missing
feature of the all-round man by the
diagnosis that it is probably modesty
that keeps him from letting it be
known that he is a member of the
J. V. Clyne party.
SERVES ON  SENATE
Perhaps two other services may be
noted. In the early years of World
War II, Jack joined the C.O.T.C. at
the University, and became a Company Commander of the 2nd Battalion,
Seaforths (Reserve). He has been a
member of the University Senate
since 1950, raising a strong voice in
favour of what he considers are the
proper objectives of a University, and
a stronger voice against intrusions
such as commercialised sports.
This distinguished Graduate has received much honour and lost none. A
short time ago Her Majesty was
pleased to announce that the title he
received as a Judge should remain.
Now he is The Honourable J. V. Clyne
for life.
Statue cf the late King George VI is being unveiled
at U.B.C. on June 22 at 2:30 p.m. by Lieutenant-
Governor F. M. Ross. The nine-foot statue is the
gift of Mr. P. A. Woodward to the Vancouver
Branch of the War Amputations of Canada, who
have, in turn, presented it to the University. The
statue, which stands in the garden area at the
south-east corner of the War Memorial Gymnasium, is a second casting of the statue of the
King on the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace
in London, England.
13       U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Brilliant Canadian pianist Glen Gould will perform
on   several   occasions   during   the   First   Vancouver
International   Festival.
The   great   French   mime,   Marcel   Marceau,   and
members of his troupe, will be featured performers
during the Festival.
George London will sing the lead in MozartVDon
Giovanni"   and  will  appear with  other  artists   in
the Verdi  Requiem.
U.B.C. FATHERED VANCOUVER FESTIVAL
Famous Artists Make Local Festival
Comparable to Salzburg, Edinburgh
ERNIE  PERRAULT
By ERNIE PERRAULT, B.A.'48
Publicity Director, Vancouver Festival  Society
Time has a way
of obscuring details. When you
try to examine
the background of
an event or the
reasons for its
existence you may
lose sight of important contributing factors simply because time
has covered them
over.
Quite possibly the old Lyric Theatre
at Hamilton and Pender had something to do with an event soon to
occur in this city. The Lyric is gone
now and the Community Chest Building stands in its place, but in the glory
days of the Lyric located as it was
conveniently close to the Fairview
Shacks the first University students
in British Columbia skipped classes
regularly to catch the matinee performances.
EDUCATION  IN  ANATOMY
It would be interesting to know
how many of our present Alumni
sharpened their appreciation for the
Arts with frequent escapes from the
lecture room to the Lyric. Possibly
some of the performances in that
theatre gave more education in anatomy than theatre, but the fact remains that an appreciation for the
theatrical arts was established there.
When a sufficient number of people
appreciate the same things a climate
can be said to exist—in this case a
climate favourable to the Arts.
What has all this to do with today?
More than any of us can accurately
know. On July 19, Vancouver is going
to have a four week International
Festival of the Arts. It will be big
and important in every sense of the
word, comparable to Edinburgh and
Salzburg, with a programme of internationally important artists that has
captured the imagination of veteran
theatre-goers all over  this continent.
It must be apparent that a great
Arts Festival doesn't just happen,
any more than a revolution springs
from a vacuum or a great industry
comes into being in a day. Time takes
a deliberate interest in these things
and leads them methodically to culmination, starting with an idea, with
the efforts of a few and ending with
a magnificent fact involving the efforts of thousands.
ROOTS LARGE AND SMALL
The Vancouver International Festival has many roots large and small,
and one of them will be found in the
heart of the old Lyric Theatre. Another probes back even further into
time to a December evening in Victoria, 1864, when the great Shakespearean actors, Charles and Ellen
Kean, listened with considerable emotion to a testimonial delivered in their
honour by the citizens of Fort Victoria.
The Keans had journeyed by ship
from San Francisco in rough winter
seas. They had waded through the
gumbo of Victoria's streets to perform great scenes from Shakespeare
for five consecutive evenings. Their
audiences comprised most of the inhabitants of the Fort: Government
officials, gentlemen and ladies in their
best oufits, miners, loggers and tradesmen in the only clothes they owned,
all of them hungry for the visions
the Keans could conjure in a clapboard theatre.
TRIBUTE TO KEANS
The spokesmen for the citizens said
in part: "We cannot refrain from noticing on this occasion that yourself
and Mrs. Kean are the only two celebrities of the world who have visited
our young Colony, and if from this
time the taste for intellectual pursuits
is encouraged among all classes neither ourselves nor our children will
forget how much we are indebted to
the lessons you have taught us from
the stage."
Perhaps the key word in that testimonial is "taste". A taste for things
other than material had been created.
We can indulge in some romancing
which may be precise fact. We can
suppose that some of the miners who
saw the Keans in Victoria took their
acquired taste with them to the
roaring gold camp of Barkerville a
year or so later. The Cariboo Sentinel devotes columns to the activities
of a Drama Society in Barkerville that
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
14 flourished side-by-side with the gaudier  offerings  of the   Fashion  Saloon,
and the less subtle efforts of the ostrich-plumed  hurdy-gurdy girls.
FULL HOUSES  EVERY  NIGHT
The roots of the Festival reach in
every direction. The piano, wrapped
with blankets and lashed into a wagon
with the gear of a homesteader heading for the Chilcotin can claim one
living tendril, and, of course, the turn
of the century in Vancouver discovers
a veritable maze of roots leading to
such fine theatres as the Vancouver
Opera House (now the International
Cinema), the Empress (now taken
over by a supermarket), the Savoy,
the Alhambra, the Avenue, the Imperial, even a Chinese theatre—all of
them playing to full houses every
night.
In those days, fifty years ago,
Vancouver was an important theatre
town playing host to such great performers as Ellen Terry, Helen Hayes,
Charlie Chaplin, John McCormack,
Galli-Curci, Melba, George Arliss,
Madame Schumann-Heink, Anna Held,
the full company of the Imperial
Russian Ballet—celebrities too numerous to mention, many of them household names to this day.
This was an era when the legitimate theatre reigned supreme. Top
admission was seldom more than
fifty cents and the opening nights
were spectacles of colour, high-stepping horses, ostrich plumes, and gentlemen in boiled shirts escorting the
ladies of their choice to the best
boxes where they contributed to the
theatrical display.
This "golden age" gave way to a
two-day Orpheum circuit. The Opera
House featured top vaudeville acts.
There was vaudeville at the old Pan-
tages and other theatres. Trixie Tri-
ganza flounced her way into the
hearts of husbands on their night out
—and another device was changing
the pattern of things. Referred to as
the projectoscope in the 1890's it
became known as the motion picture
projector and it spelt doom for flourishing live-theatre.
The roots of the Festival are bed-
ed in all of this; but if any one
institution can claim the Festival as
its brilliant child, the University of
British Columbia has the clearest
title. Not just because Faculty members such as Professor Frederic
Wood managed to inject generations
of students with an apreciation of
the Theatre and its Allied Arts, but
because the University, through its
Summer School of the Theatre—later
to become the Summer School of the
Arts, proved that a climate favourable
to the Arts did exist in this Province,
and that people would support a
Festival  of  major importance.
BEGINNINGS  IN SUMMER SCHOOL
The Summer School of the Theatre
was instituted in 1938 under the aegis
of the Extension Department. Dorothy
Somerset undertook the direction of
the  new   venture   and   under  her  in
spired and energetic administration it
grew like wildfire, adding new projects and departments each year. A
truly outstanding production of Hugo
Von Hofmannsthal's "Everyman",
which is part of the Festival Programme, will be presented this summer.
While the presentation of an important play by an eminent visiting
director was, and still is, the highlight
of the Summer School, other fields of
the Arts have come into their own.
Painting for pleasure has expanded
to incude such related Arts as sculpture, ceramics and photography. Art
exhibits have become a standard feature of the Summer Programme. A
modest course in Music Appreciation
was the parent of the Summer
School's ambitious musical programme embracing opera, lieder,
master classes by visiting musicians,
and many other important projects.
In 1949 a gentleman with a considerable reputation in the world of
music was persuaded to travel from
Toronto where he was Head of the
Opera School at the Royal Conservatory of Music to give courses in voice
training, choral work and lieder at
the University of British Columbia
Summer School. His name was Nicholas Goldschmidt and he was destined
to return each year from then on,
expanding the musical curriculum
each season until his students were
performing full scale operatic productions. Audiences packed the auditorium to listen to such difficult and unusual works as Menotti's "The Consul"
brilliantly performed and handsomely staged. This year three short operas will be presented.
CAPACITY AUDIENCES
Other capacity audiences trekked
to the Campus to see stage productions of plays like "I Remember
Mamma", "Antigone", "Skin of our
Teeth", "Othello", "The Lady's Not
for Burning". Art exhibitions, ceramic displays, photography salons were
patronised by thousands. The audience, that prime requirement for a
great Festival, was in evidence.
While the University worked to
establish the pattern for a future
Festival, the Vancouver Community
Arts Council was preparing the way
outside the Campus, organising the
established Arts groups in the community, acting as a clearing house
for ideas and as an organiser of joint
action. Unique in North America at
that time, the Arts Council took its
responsibilities seriously and was
ready to act when the moment came.
The moment arose out of informal
meetings in 1954 between Professor
(now Dean) G. C. Andrew, Dorothy
Somerset, John Haar, Assistant Director of the Extension Department,
and Nicholas Goldschmidt. The possibility of launching an International
Festival was discussed.
Dean Andrew was convinced that
such an undertaking was not only
feasible but that its effects would be
felt at all levels of society in Canada. At this juncture his opinions
have been substantiated. The Canada Council, last December, approved
a grant of fifty thousand dollars to
support the Festival, convinced that
the programme would do much to
enhance Canada's cultural status in
the eyes of the world.
Nicholas Goldschmidt agreed to
prepare a brief outlining his concept
of an International Festival and in
this same year, as though to support
the idea, the Summer School of the
Arts organised a programme that
drew more than 22,000 people to the
University Theatre and Gallery in the
course of a few weeks.
The distinguished man of letters,
Sir Herbert Read and the world-
famous sculptor, Alexandre Archipenko gave courses and lectures. Hans
Busch stage-directed a brilliant production of Mozart's "Cossi Fan Tutti",
conducted by Nicholas Goldschmidt.
Don Wilson, a University of British
Columbia Graduate who has built a
distinguished theatre reputation at
Yale and Stratford, directed "A Midsummer Night's  Dream".
In fact, an Arts Festival of considerable importance was staged on
the University Campus and at this
psychological moment Nicholas Gold-
schmidt's brief was submitted to Mrs.
Mary Roaf, then President of the
Community Arts Council.
The Community Arts Council organised meetings of interested individuals and promoted the idea of an
International Festival whenever the
opportunity presented itself. Out of
all this came the establishment of the
Vancouver Festival Society with a
duly-elected Executive, presided over
by Mr. W. C. Mainwaring.
FACILITIES ADEQUATE
Events moved rapidly after that.
In 1955 Tyrone Guthrie of the Old
Vic, fresh from triumphs as director
of productions at the Stratford
Shakespearean Festival, visited Vancouver, inspected the theatres and the
surroundings and announced that facilities for a Festival of International
importance were more than adequate.
Nicholas Goldschmidt was appointed Artistic and Managing Director,
and later, in the fall of last year,
Peter H. Bennett, for three years the
Managing Director of the Stratford
Shakespearean Festival, was appointed Administrative Director of the
Vancouver International Festival.
Very soon now, on July 19 to be
exact, Vancouver, British Columbia,
will stir with the first excitement of
an International Festival of the Arts.
Trains and aircraft will converge
on the city bringing Festival audiences from Eastern Canada, all parts
of the United States and from such
far flung corners of the earth as
Ceylon, Australia and Argentina.
On Vancouver Island, Festival parties will be organised by the Victoria
Times.   Bus loads of Arts lovers will
Continued on Page 32
SEE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
15
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Hours of consultations went into the making of "Tuum Est." Marguerite
Roozeboom, Art Director, consults with her cameraman-husband Bill, left
above, who photographed many of the aerial shots of the Campus. With a
background of engineering, documentary and industrial films. Parry Films was
well equipped for the 'Tuum Est" project. In the photograph at right, above,
three executives of the Company confer on a problem. They are, left to right,
Pat Hunter, Vice-President; Jack McCallum, Chief Cinematographer, and
Lew   Parry,   President  of   the  Company   and   Producer  of  the   University  film.
HOW TUUM EST' WAS MADE
University Film Successful Despite
Broken Leg, Angry Sow, Bad Weather
By MARGARET ECKER FRANCIS,  B.A. '36
How do you capture the spirit of a University on celluloid ? How in a short half hour do you interpret to the
public the contributions of a University to a community,
to a country, to the world ?
How through the visual media of a film can you make
the individual who will see it realise that the University
is not for those who can attend it alone, but has benefits,
value, for a whole province ?
Just a little over a year ago these were the problems
that involved long sessions between University representatives and executives of Parry Films Limited, of North
Vancouver.
The resolution of these problems is now being seen by
thousands in the film "Tuum Est". The success of the
resolution is in the demand for the film and the enthusiasm
of the layman who has seen it.
The colour film has passed even a harder test. It has,
in the words of Dean Geoffrey Andrew, speaking as University representative, "stood up academically."
In assessing the achievement of the film in its purposes,
Dean Andrew comments: "We are extraordinarily pleased.
At first, those of us who served on the Liaison Committee
were worried. We wanted it to have popular appeal but
at the same time meet any criticism from University
people.
"Lew Parry, as Producer, deserves enormous congratulations in the way he met these challenges and problems,
so successfully, that I have heard no word of criticism
from anyone.
"Before we made this film, we screened films made by
universities all over North America. Now that "Tuum Est"
is finished, we of the Planning Committee agree that we
haven't seen one of them which we liked better.
"U.B.C. has this year carried on a Development Fund
Campaign. But we did not want this film to be solely for
that. Instead, we wanted it to be a documentary about
Higher Education everywhere, using our University as an
illustration."
When this had been resolved, there were the endless
conferences, the arguing about the story line, the method
of attack that anyone who hasn't been present at the
birth of a film, cannot fully realise.
In one thing, U.B.C. was lucky. In Vancouver there is
one of Canada's outstanding producers of commercial and
documentary films, films which have won awards throughout North America.
Mr. Parry, noted especially for his films of engineering-
projects, such as the building of the Kemano Tunnel, was
recently chosen by the Du Pont Company of Canada to
film the blasting of Ripple Rock. Of this he made three
films; a scientific engineering record; a film, "Devil
Beneath the Sea" for popular distribution, and a short
feature for distribution to television networks throughout
the United States.
E. G. Perrault, former Information Officer of the University was chosen to write the script. (In the final version
he was assisted by Stanley Read, of the Department of
English).
Then the Staff of Parry Films went into action to
determine how the script could best be interpreted. Lew
Parry himself was to produce the film and the first of a
chain of problems arose when he was thrown from a horse
and broke his leg.
"But the crew carried on nobly," he explains. He
directed operations from St. Paul's Hospital.
Marguerite Roozeboom, the Company's Art Director,
acted as liaison between the camera, sound and lighting
crews and the Producer.
"We knew our problems were tremendous", she says,
speaking for the others. "We're all proud of the beauty
of the Campus and its ideal location and we wanted to
get that across. At the same time, we wanted the film
to be alive, personal, to demonstrate that the Campus
is a place for the transmission of ideas, between professors and students, students and students."
The Producer had hit upon an effective device to help
achieve this. Chief  Sound Engineer David Pomeroy, and
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
16 Lock Johnston, recorded voice and sound effects, during
the camera shooting, in synchronisation with the action.
This  sound  continues  behind  the  narration  in  the   film.
"It makes the Campus sound busy with discussion," it
is explained, "to give the atmosphere of ideas being
exchanged."
The film unit was very impressed by the sixty or more
races represented among the students attending U.B.C.
and stressed this in as many scenes as possible. "The
newspapers were full of stories of racial discrimination
in some Universities at that time," comments Mrs. Rooze-
boom. "We were very proud to be able to show that at our
University this does not exist."
The film, after establishing shots showing the Campus,
opens with a graduation ceremony. The narration points
out that the more than one thousand capped and gowned
young people who parade toward the Armories will enrich
the life of the country, from that day on, as Research
Scientists, Engineers, Teachers, Social Workers, Doctors
and Nurses, Lawyers, Foresters and Dieticians.
It is pointed out that as well as the Faculty dignitaries
and Students, every citizen in the Province is a shareholder
in the University. Later it is underlined that through
Extension Department Courses and Summer School, as
well as the regular Sessions, anyone, regardless of age,
can participate in the knowledge and spirit of the University.
Dramatically, the film shows what Graduates are doing
for the Province, in Research in Forestry, Mining, Fisheries, Agriculture. With emotion-arousing visuals it shows,
as the narration underlines, during an air shot of Vancouver, "... the centres of trade and commerce. These
require law and order, services and utilities, hospitals and
schools, churches and libraries . . . and these in turn,
depend upon professional training and research provided
by the University.
". . . but of all the resources that come within the field
of University operations, the most important is the human
resource . . . man himself."
This last is narrated over the birth of a baby who,
"may one day write a great play, or discover a cure for
cancer."
The film takes its audience into primary schools, high
schools and into the University with a Freshman walking
the Campus for the first time. It tells how student initiative built U.B.C. It explores Campus activities, curricular
and extra-curricular, using impressive photography that
makes University life come alive for the viewer.
And, as anyone in the Parry film unit can point out, this
was not accomplished easily. Lighting, during the graduation ceremonies, during the Summer School Production of
"The Tempest", in shack laboratories and classrooms,
around the Vander Graaff Atomic Research Generator,
was always a problem.
The generator, for example, had to be lighted, by lighting wizard Jack Tompkins, so that the camera could tilt up
the three-storey machine to show its magnitude.
While they were filming in the Library, the generators
that operate the big photoflood lights had to be two stories
below the cameras.
When Mr. Tompkins turned on his lights, during the
sequence on Fisheries Research showing students working
with a tank of fish, the fish disappeared to the bottom
and it took much feeding and time before enough fish
to make the shot were coaxed near the surface.
Jack McCallum, Chief Cinematographer, found himself
often very close to his work. While shooting the Agricultural sequence, he wanted to film the ear stamping of
baby pigs. For realism, to get close-ups, he climbed into
the pen and was almost trampled down, with the camera,
by the sow.
Weather, as always, in Vancouver, was a menace, but
luck was with them when they shot the Forestry Research
Camp, on the only good weekend during the shooting
period.
No film, of course, is finished when the shooting is over.
There were hours of cutting by film editor Sheila Reljic,
whose husband is a student at University; hours of recording by the Narrator, George McLean.
But when, as Dean Andrew commented, the University,
the Alumni Association who sponsored the film and those
who have seen it, could all say they were "extraordinarily
pleased," then all those connected with the film felt that
the problems and headaches were worth it.
Five copies of the film are now available. Any Alumni
group, anywhere, may have them by writing to the Extension Department.
Meanwhile, "Tuum Est" has joined a long line of distinguished Parry Films. The Company's Centennial Film,
"Tall Country" has been playing at movie houses across
the country; nearly a dozen of Lew Parry's film productions have been entered in the Vancouver International
Film Festival; while the Imperial Oil Limited's salute to
British Columbia's Hundredth Birthday will be released
shortly.
Tons of equipment had to be moved to the University for the making ot
"Tuum Est." At left, engineers from the Parry studios check a botch of
equipment before it leaves for U.B.C. Below is the title sequence for the
U.B.C.  film designed by  Parry Films Art Director Marguerite   Roozeboom.
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17       U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE EXCERPTS
Dr. H. L. PURDY
Alumni President
from the
President's Report
I intend to
depart from
the usual
practice of
reporting on
the activities
of the past
year and, instead, give
some personal thoughts
on possible
future activities of the
Alumni Association. . .
I believe that the main purpose of an Alumni association,
of this Alumni Association,
should be the intellectual stimulation of its members ....
Here then are my suggestions
for a future programme of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association. I
hope they will receive careful
consideration by the incoming
Board:
First, I would recommend the
appointment of a Regional Alumni Advisory Council composed of representatives from
Alumni Branches in B.C. and
perhaps in other parts of Canada
as well as in the United States.
Second, that the Association
co-operate, through an appropriate committee, with the Extension Department, Development Department and other
Departments in the formulation
and operation of a continuing
programme of community relations.
Third, that the Association
broaden and enrich its reunion
and homecoming programmes to
include more for the mind and
probably less for the stomach. I
would suggest that an appropriate committee make a careful
study of educational programmes sponsored by Alumni associations elsewhere and implement a programme of interest
and value to U.B.C. Alumni.
Fourth, I recommend that we
request that the University add
to the membership of committees
representatives of the Association who can and wish to contribute and serve in such an
advisory capacity.
Fifth, I would recommend
that the Alumni Association
broaden its associate membership, more particularly at
Branch and Community level,
to include graduates of other
universities as well as all those
"Friends" known to be interested in Higher Education ....
Hyland Elected
The Annual General Meeting of
Convocation and the Alumni Association was held in Brock Hall at U.B.C.
on April 24. The Meetings were attended by distinguished Graduates
and Friends of the University.
Following dinner the President of
the Alumni Association, Dr. Harry
Purdy introduced the Head Table
Guests and to the amusement of
everyone suggested that the normal
procedure on such occasions should be
reversed, with the Head Table Guests
applauding the Members of Convocation and the Alumni Association.
DOCUMENTS RETURNED
President N. A. M. MacKenzie, replying to the toast to the University,
pointed out that this year we are
celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary
of the Granting of the University of
British Columbia Charter. He said
that by a strange coincidence he had
received recently the original Minutes
of the Convocation held in 1890 together with a document from the
B.C. Attorney-General's Office which
pertained to the University. These
documents, he said, had been sent to
him by Judge Joseph L. Ryan, of
Bathurst, New Brunswick. Judge Ryan
had acquired the documents from the
sister of Mr. J. M. O'Brien, who acted
as Secretary for the 1890 Convocation.
These documents, he said, were highly
interesting and he thought it particularly appropriate that they should
have been returned to U.B.C. in this
Anniversary Year. (See Page 10).
Dr. MacKenzie went on to say that,
in his opinion, one of the most important functions of a University is
that it should make itself known
throughout the country and the world.
He said U.B.C. Students were among
the finest in the country and he was
never disturbed by the things they do
which receive mention in the Press.
"If they were not mentioned in the
Press I would lose hope for the future," he  added.
The outstanding success of the Development Fund Campaign was due,
the President said, to the love and
affection which Graduates felt for
U.B.C. A special tribute was paid by
the President to those non-graduates
with loyalties to other institutions
who worked so unstintingly throughout B.C. and Canada.
GRADUATE SUPPORT
If the University has the support
of its Graduates, the President said,
the money will come and support from
all quarters will follow. Tribute was
paid to the leadership provided by Mr.
Paul Cooper, General Chairman of the
Development Fund, and to the Alumni
and Community  Chairmen present.
The Annual Meeting of Convocation
which followed was presided over by
Chancellor Emeritus The Honourable
Eric  W.   Hamber  in   the  absence   of
Chancellor A. E. Grauer. Reports were
heard from the Treasurer, Mr. A. P.
Gardner and from Mr. Sam Rothstein,
Chairman of the Nominating Committee.
The Chairman declared the following duly elected to the Executive
Council of Convocation: Donald B.
Fields, Treasurer; A. H. Sager, Secretary, and J. A. Macdonald, Colonel
Gordon M. Letson, Douglas Macdonald, Peter J. Sharp and N. T. Nemetz,
Members of the Executive Council.
The Annual Meeting of the Alumni
Association then resumed and Mr. W.
Tom Brown, Community and Alumni
Chairman of the Development Fund,
introduced Chairmen of B.C. Development Fund Committees who attended
the Meeting as special guests. (See
Pages 6 and 7.)
Mr. Nathan Nemetz asked permission to present a special resolution
which paid tribute to the work of Mr.
Paul Cooper and Community and
Alumni Leaders during the Development Fund Campaign. Mr. Nemetz
proposed that Honorary Life Memberships in the Alumni Association be
conferred on: Mr. Paul Cooper; Mr.
R. D. Perry, Co-ordinating Area
Chairman in the Kootenays; Mr. Eric
McKinnon, Area Chairman, East
Kootenays; Mr. W. H. Raikes, Area
Chairman, Okanagan; and Mr. Hunter
Vogel, Area Chairman, Fraser Valley.
The resolution was unanimously carried.
Mr. Nemetz also read the names of
those who had been nominated to
serve on the Board of Management
of the Association for the year 1958-
59. Dr. Purdy declared them duly
elected.  (See Page 3.)
Dr. Purdy then introduced Mr. Norman Hyland who presented a gift to
his predecessor as a token of appreciation for his services as President during a busy and important year.
DEAN   ANDREW  SPEAKS
Following the adjournment of the
Annual Meeting Mr. Hyland introduced Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew, Deputy
to the President, whose subject was
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
Dean Andrew said the subject
which had been assigned to him was
a challenging one. Before beginning
he said he wanted to make some observations about the recent Development Fund Campaign. It was the first
time that a "state-supported institution" had appealed to the Public and
to Industry for support and it fell to
U.B.C.'s lot to pioneer in this field and
to bring home to everyone the fact
that all Universities need to diversify
their sources of income and have legitimate claims on Industry and the
Public for support.
In the first place the old distinction
between Private and Public Universities in Canada has broken down and
U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
18 Andrew Speaks
all receive a large measure of their
income from Government sources. Secondly, Industry is a large consumer
of University Graduates and, as a
consequence, has a responsibility to
support Higher Education.
In the third place, Dean Andrew
said, all those who have enjoyed the
advantages of a Higher Education
have the responsibility to support
Universities over and above the support they give as taxpayers. These
were the points of view U.B.C. tried
to develop to the contributing public.
Some people still believe the total
cost of education should be borne by
Government, he continued. "This point
of view I cannot agree with. I think
that the basic costs of Higher Education should be Government-borne and
under the B.N.A. Act the Province
has that specific responsibility. I
think , however, that the "venture
capital", the free money, to develop
new fields of knowledge should be supplied by the interested public—Industrial and Individual."
A free economy and a free society
are inter-dependent, he said, and we
cannot, in the long run, maintain
either if those who benefit most by a
free economy do not re-invest systematically some of their income in the
free society. He added: "To me it will
be most unfortunate if the youth of
Canada have to come to regard Government alone as the source of their
educational benefactions."
TRIBUTE TO   LEADERSHIP
Dean Andrew said he thought Industry and the Public would have to
learn to give "up to the limit of their
present tax deductible allowances, and
to fight to increase the tax deduction
allowances in order that they can reinvest further in a free society . . . ."
Turning to the Development Fund
Campaign, Dean Andrew said that
it was a tribute to the leadership
of people such as Dr. MacKenzie,
Chancellor Emeritus Hamber, retiring
Chancellor Chief Justice Sherwood
Lett and the present Chancellor, Dr.
Grauer that the University was able
to command the services of community leaders in every walk of life to
organise and carry out the Campaign.
It had been intended, he said, to
make   the   appeal   as   widespread   as
J. Norman Hyland, the new President of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association, presents a gift to Dr. Harry
Purdy, retiring President, at the Asosciation's
annual meeting in Brock Hall, April 24.
possible and the response had exceeded all expectations. He drew attention to the contributions made by
Students, Faculty and Alumni. The
response of the latter, he added, was
the kind we had perhaps dreamed of
but hardly hoped for.
Dean Andrew then turned to the
emerging patterns of Canadian
Higher Education as applied to U.B.C.
MANY  TRADITIONS
He said Higher Education in Canada stems from traditions including
the French and Scottish, the German
and French. In English-speaking Canada, Colleges and Universities founded
by Religious Denominations tended to
follow the English pattern and emphasise residential life and a Liberal Arts
curriculum. The large Non-Denominational Colleges have tended to follow
the Scottish pattern which emphasises
the lecture room as the educational
focus.
The German influence has come to
Canada belatedly via the United
States, he said, and places the emphasis on Graduate Study and Research.
In addition most Canadian Universities have incorporated the vocationally orientated Extension Programmes
of the American Land Grant Colleges
and in some measure the Liberal
Arts orientated Programmes of the
British Workers' Educational Association  Extension  activities.
Canada's larger Universities have
therefore become composite Universities which is reflected in the degrees
they offer. The Bachelor's Degree, he
said was typically English, the earned
Master's Degree typically Scottish
and the Ph.D. Degree typically German. All these Degrees have been
blended more or less successfully into
one continuing programme.
Turning to other aspects of this
composite nature Dean Andrew said
that in his opinion the best of our
large composite Universities are those
which maintain both harmony and
tension between the claims of Liberal
Education, Professional Education,
Research and University Extension.
He next posed the question of what
emphasis on basic and applied learning would maintain the best balance.
He said Canada must develop research
programmes in all the basic fields
and in those applied fields which have
application in our own area. He added:
"We must always make sure that we
develop and maintain undergraduate
programmes that will have validity
and integrity of their own."
KEEP ABREAST
"We must look forward", Dean
Andrew said, "to professional studies
based on adequate pre-professional
study. And finally our Extension Department must not only carry on
courses based on vocational interest
but must also keep abreast as citizens
of the decisions they have to make in
an increasingly complex society."
EXCERPTS
A. H. SAGER
Alumni   Director
from the
Director's Report
The President has ask-
e d me to
summarise
the activities
of the past
year. This I
am pleased to
do, noting at
the outset
that in 1957-
58 a record
number of
Alumni participated in
University and Alumni projects.
U.B.C. History. While the
"History of U.B.C, 1908-1958"
is not an Association project, we
have been directly involved both
financially and in other ways.
Funds for the first stage of the
work were raised, through annual giving, by a Convocation
Founders Committee under the
Chairmanship of Mr. Elmore
Meredith, Q.C. Dr. John Norris
of the History Department, a
member of the Executive Council
of Convocation, is Assistant
Editor, while Mr. Peter Krosby
is now working with Colonel
Logan as Research Assistant.
Copies will be available for purchase in September.
Branches. Alumni organisations throughout B.C. and in
other parts of Canada have been
increased and strengthened as
a  result of the  Campaign.
Committees. In addition to
the above, I would like to report
on two other committees: (a)
The Education Committee, under the perennial and hospitable
Chairmanship of Dr. J. E. Kania
... is now preparing a brief
for presentation to the Commission, hopeful, of course, that
its recommendations will be approved before presentation, (b)
The Committee on Athletics,
chaired by Mr. C. H. Campbell,
submitted a report to the Alumni Board on general athletic
policy. It was endorsed and forwarded to the Board of Governors and The Senate. A Senate Committee under Dean
Matthews is now studying this
and other reports.
It has been an exciting year
and I consider it a privilege to
have taken part in these activities. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Peter Krosby,
Assistant Director during the
period, to Miss Thelma Pitt and
all members of the Staff.
19       U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE A distinguished group of five persons received Honorary Degrees on the
second day of Congregation. They were, left to right, Mr. Justice A. E. Lord,
Judge Joseph B. Clearihue, a member of the U.B.C. Board of Governors for
22 years; Mr. Ralph Pybus, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce;
Mr. Charles Thompson, of the firm of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, University Artchitects, and Mr.  Franc Joubin,  leading Canadian Geologist.
The President, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie and Chancellor Emeritus The Honourable Eric W. Homber pose on the steps of the Administration Building
behind those who received honorary degrees on the first day of the Spring
Congregation. In the foreground are, Left to Right, Dr. J. E. Wallace Sterling,
President of Stanford University, who gave the Congregation address; Mrs.
Sherwood Lett, Dean Walter Gage, and Chancellor A. E. Grauer.
BRILLIANT SPRING CONGREGAT
Five Graduat
Five distinguished graduates of the University
received Honorary Degrees at Spring Congregation
Ceremonies marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the
granting of The University of British Columbia
Charter.
Three Graduates of other Canadian Universities,
who have distinguished themselves in Community
Service, also received Degrees May 20 and 21 in the
U.B.C. Armoury. An Honorary Degree was also
conferred on Mr. C. J. Thompson, of the firm of
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, University Architects.
University Graduates who received Degrees were:
Dr. A. E. Grauer, B.A/25, Chancellor of the University; Mrs. Evelyn Storey Lett, B.A.'17, M.A.'26,
wife of Retiring Chancellor Sherwood Lett; Mr.
Justice A. E. Lord, B.A.'21, of the British Columbia
Supreme Court; Mr. F. R. Joubin, B.A.'36, M.A.'43,
noted Canadian Consulting Geologist; and Professor
Walter Gage, B.A.'25, M.A.'26, Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs at U.B.C.
Graduates of other Canadian Universities who
received Degrees were: Judge Joseph B. Clearihue,
a Member of the U.B.C. Board of Governors for
22 years; Mr. Ralph Pybus, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. J. E. Wallace
Sterling, President of Stanford University.
In his remarks on both days of Congregation,
Chancellor Grauer drew attention to the recent
Development Fund Campaign and paid tribute to
all those who had taken part in the appeal for funds.
He particularly mentioned the contribution made by
the City of Vancouver and said it indicated a growing consciousness on the part of the citizens of
Vancouver of the importance of the University not
only to their cultural and educational life but also
to the economic life of the City.
Turning to the future, Chancellor Grauer said
that the Senate and Board of Governors had no
plans for a rapid multiplication of Faculties, Schools
or Departments. He said the University wished to
establish a School of Dentistry as soon as funds,
especially earmarked for that purpose, were made
available. The University is also anxious to establish
a School of Rehabilitation and there has been some
discussion of a School of Librarianship, he added.
The Chancellor said he mentioned these merely
to say that the great pioneering work, the great
decade in which seven new Faculties, five new
Schools and five new Departments were established,
is over. The rate of growth in terms of new branches
of study will, from now on, continue at a slower
rate, he said.
Dr. Wallace Sterling, who addressed the Graduating Class on the first day of Congregation, said he
wished to speak as directly as he could to those
graduating. He said he liked students ". . . because
of the adventure they provide with their infinite
resourcefulness . . . their confounding unpredictability, their enchanting mixture of sophistication
and naivete, the conviction from which they argue
with ignorance, and above all, their infinite potential
and promise."
He reminded Graduates that their study had made
them a part of University tradition.  He added: "At
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      20 ION
es Honoured
the heart of this tradition is the impulse to learn.
Central to the learning process is an attitude of
mind ... an intellectual code of honour. This atti-
tude_ or code insists on honesty and repudiates
deceit. It urges care and comprehensiveness in seeking out facts, dispassionate calmness in evaluating
them, and courage in stating the conclusions which
they support."
He asked Graduates to have courtesy of mind and
manner. It is sometimes alleged, he said, that this
age has induced in us an over-conformity and there
is evidence that young men and women are conforming to the notion that they should be non-conformists. "The non-conformity which I would regard
as healthy ... is that which freely and responsibly
exercises the uniquely human gift of reason," he
said.
President Sterling went on to say that he held no
brief for that brand of non-conformity which manifests itself in reckless bravado on the public highway or in disloyalty for family and friends, community and country.
In conclusion Dr. Sterling said that none of the
arguments which he had advanced would stand the
test of formal logic ". . . but then, as someone has
observed, logic is but an organised way of going
wrong with confidence."
The business of making a living takes time and
thought and energy and the expenditure of these
things makes for fatigue, he said. One gets tired
. . . and in that condition it is easy to feel indisposed
toward the prospect of entertaining an idea, another
person, or even oneself. Yet it can be done, he
added, with a little forethought and self-discipline.
The Congregation speaker on the second day was
Mr. Franc Joubin who told Graduates they were
". . . wonderfully privileged men and women simuly
because you are in Canada; and if you are Canadian
you are doubly blessed."
Our ideology, he continued, is tolerant, and designed to encourage and reward personal initiative.
"If any criticism can be levelled at our free enterprise society," he added, "it is not that we lack
freedom of opportunity, but on the contrary, we are
perhaps too indulgent, and too ready to lavish unreasonably rich reward upon personal effort."
Dr. Joubin touched on the anxious state of the
world today but asked Graduates to take heart and
remember that social evolution is a dynamic force
and constant adjustments to new circumstances must
and will continually occur. He asked them to take
nothing for granted. "Continue to develop your own
social conscience," he said, "and when you have
acquired sufficient faith in your convictions, have
the courage to express them."
A total of 1107 degrees were conferred on graduates by the Chancellor. Number of degrees awarded
is as follows: Ph.D., 8; Master's, 74 and Bachelor's,
1025.
A highlight of the ceremonies on the first day was
the conferring of Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Degrees on 28 Hungarian students, the first to graduate from the Sopron Division of the Faculty of
Forestry.
His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands poses, prior to
receiving his Honorary Degree, on the steps of the Administration
Building with Chancellor A. E. Grauer (left) and President N. A. M.
MacKenzie.
Prince Bernhard
Receives Degree
The University was honoured on May 9
by a visit from His Royal Highness Prince
Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana of the
Netherlands. His visit was highlighted by
impressive ceremonies in the Auditorium
which saw Chancellor A. E. Grauer confer
an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree on the
visiting Prince.
Leading members of Vancouver's Dutch
Community were present for the ceremony
which opened with the pronouncement of the
Invocation by the Reverend G. J. Ten Zijt-
hoff. Dr. Grauer then welcomed the assembly
and his remarks drew attention to the fact
that Captain George Vancouver, who mapped much of the coastline of this Province,
was of Dutch ancestry. He described the
ties which existed between Holland and
Canada, made closer in wartime he said,
by the presence, in exile, of Prince Bernhard's
wife and family.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie then presented Prince Bernhard to the Chancellor,
who conferred the Honorary Degree. In his
remarks to the Congregation, Prince Bern-
hard said he considered the decision to award
him a degree as a gracious gesture of goodwill toward the people of the Netherlands.
He said that while Holland and Canada are
identical in many respects one big difference
is that the Western European countries have,
to a great extent, reached the fulfilment of
their innate and separate material and spiritual assets, while Canada may still look forward to a fascinating future of expansion
and development within her own boundaries.
The presence in Canada, he concluded, of
many people of Dutch ancestry may be considered as a lasting foundation for the cordial
relationship between the two countries.
21
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR
A Graduate in Northern Canada
by ROBERT L. CHRISTIE, B.A.Sc.'49-
The high Arctic Islands of Canada
are lighted in late February by a
thin dawn with little warmth in it
to break the bitter cold of "the long
night". In the southern cities, scientists are already busy preparing for
spring and summer arctic work for
the International Geophysical Year.
*   Published  with  the  permission   of  the  Director,   Geological   Survey  of   Canada.
With Professor Roger Deane, the
author was among the party of eight
that spent last summer at Lake
Hazen on Northern Ellesmere Island,
and both are now spending another
season in the same area. Deane is a
Professor of Geology at the University of Toronto, and the author, who
is completing graduate studies at the
University of Toronto, is employed
by the Geological  Survey of Canada.
1958 Medal and Prizewinners
Heads of the 1958 Graduating Classes: From Left, Top: Gael H. Stott, Governor-General's
Gold Medal in Arts and Science; Tom D. D. Groves, Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal in
Agriculture; Thomas A. Nordstrom, Professional Engineers Gold Medal in Applied Science;
Donald F. Cox, Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and Prize in Commerce and Business Administration.
Second Row: John R. Gittins, University Medal for the Humanities and Social Sciences Groups
in Arts and Science; Gordon 6. Shrum, Law Society Gold Medal and Prize in Law; William A.
Webber, Hamber Gold Medal and Prize in Medicine; Ian C. Caldwell, Horner Gold Medal
for Pharmacy. Third Row: Eda M. Siriani, Prize in Home Economics; Ian B. Kelsey, Canadian
Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Prize in Physical Education;
Everett B. Peterson, Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal in Forestry; Robert C. Brooke,
H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry. Fourth Row: Vera E. M. Coss, Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron
Memorial Medal and Prize in Education (Elementary Teaching Field); Hadden G. Whitelaw,
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize in Education (Secondary Teaching Field);
Iris Nordman, Moe and Leah Chetkow Memorial Prize for the Master Degree in Social Work;
(Mrs) Janet G. Moore, Special University Prize for the Bachelor Degree in Social Work. Fifth
Row: Wolfgang Thiersch, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal in Architecture;
Gyula Juhasz and Gyorgy Lesko, Special Prizes in the Sopron Division of the Faculty of
Forestry.
The purpose of "Operation Hazen"
is to collect glaciological, seismic,
gravimetric, and climatological data
on the ice cap north of Lake Hazen.
Last summer the I.G.Y. party established a base camp at Lake Hazen
and another camp on a glacier 25
miles to the north. Deane and Christie
travelled out from the base camp
studying the glacial and bedrock geology of the region.
Deane and Christie, both of whom
have spent previous seasons in the
Arctic, found themselves utilising
many methods of travel: they arrived
by air (R.C.A.F.); spent some time
preparing an air-strip on the lake
with a tractor-bulldozer, travelled by
snowmobile, dog sledge, and boat
with outboard motor, and left the
region by helicopter to board a U.S.
Coast Guard ice-breaker. And, of
course, they did not neglect their skis,
snow-shoes, and just plain travel by
foot.
The only large lake of the Queen
Elizabeth Islands, Lake Hazen is
about eight miles wide and 45 miles
long. Glacier-hung peaks rise abruptly
on the north side, and a rolling plateau extends 40 miles to the south
where it merges with the Victoria and
Albert Mountains and the Mer de
Glace Agassiz. There is a certain
magic in this place where on the one
hand one can see a beautiful Alpine
scene, and on the other a boundless
horizon with the effect of a seascape.
Lake Hazen, though seen by few, can
be forgotten by none.
There is aptness in the fact that
Lake Hazen, where a base for this
third International Geophysical Year
has been established was discovered
during the first International Polar
Year in 1881-83. Lieutenant Adolphus
W. Greely of the United States Army
set up a base, called Fort Conger, at
Discovery Harbour in Lady Franklin
Bay 40 miles southeast of Lake Hazen.
Greely and 25 men spent two winters
at Fort Conger, making exploratory
trips during the Spring and Summer
seasons. On one of these trips, Greely
discovered the Lake, and named it
after General W. B. Hazen of the
United States Army.
The expedition to Lady Franklin
Bay ended in tragedy, however. In
August, 1883, no relief ship had
reached Fort Conger, and the party
retreated southward in a small boat.
The attempt to winter at Cape Sabine,
Smith Sound, ended in death by starvation for all but six.
Lake Hazen has been visited by
only three exploring parties in the 75
years between Greely's departure and
the arrival of the I.G.Y. scientists in
the spring of 1957. Commander R. E.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       22 Peary, of United States Navy, spent
considerable time in the vicinity of
Lake Hazen in 1900 and 1901 while
based at Fort Conger. In 1905 Peary
sent several Eskimo families to Lake
Hazen to procure fish and game for
his expedition.
At this time he was wintering on
his ship at Cape Sheridan on the shore
of the Polar Sea. In 1917, W. E.
Ekblaw, Geologist on D. B. Mac-
Millan's Crocker Land Expedition,
reached Lake Hazen from Greely
Fiord, south and west of the Lake,
and travelled along the south shore
to Ruggles River. In 1935, A. W.
Moore, an English explorer, and Sgt.
H. W. Stallworthy, R.C.M.P., with two
Eskimos, Inatuk and Nukapinguak,
visited Lake Hazen during the northernmost sledge journey of the Oxford
University Ellesmere Land Expedition. It was their intention to cross
the United Sates Range, but shortage
of dog-food forced them to change
their plans. While Stallworthy and
Inuatuk fished through the ice on the
Lake to replenish the dog-food, Moore
and Nukapinguak went on, ascending
the Gilman Glacier and climbing a
high nunatak, which they named
Mount   Oxford.
The early explorers faced months
or years of isolation. But isolation is
no longer complete at present Arctic
outposts such as Lake Hazen, where
there is a reliable, powerful radio
transmitter. The radio 'shack' is the
focal point of social life, and everyone
is a 'ham' to some degree. More or
less regular radio schedules are kept
with the nearest weather stations,
Alert and Eureka, which lie 90 miles
to the northeast and about 200 miles
to the southwest, respectively. Short
messages to people "outside" are relayed to interested and helpful ham
operators in such widely scattered
places as Peru, Indiana, and Edmonton, Alberta. For world news, the
scientists turn, in their off hours, to
radio stations in such places as Rome,
Berne,   Berlin,   London   and   Moscow.
Ambitious plans are being made for
the 1958 season at Lake Hazen. During the winter, the base was occupied
by four graduate students from McGill University who recorded weather
and ground temperatures. They were
joined in late April and early May
by a larger party, including Deane
and Christie, and an expanded programme of glaciological, seismic, and
climatological   work  commenced.
Fieldwork in many branches of
science, in addition to the regular
I.G.Y. geophysical studies, will be
carried out from Lake Hazen. Professor Deane will continue studies of
sedimentation in Lake Hazen based
on the preliminary work done in 1957,
while Christie will carry geological
reconnaissance farther afield. A Botanist is planning to join the group,
and an Archeologist, supported by the
Human History Branch of the National Museum of Canada, will accompany the field parties to old Eskimo
camp  sites.
ift*
4   ' ^
• .'.*■*
I
A tractor vehicle of the Canadian expedition  approaches  the  margin of a giant  glacier  near  the  Lake
Hazen camp.
The   photographs   on   this
page  were  taken  by  the
author and are reproduced
by permission of the
Geological Survey of
Canada.
The Author  lashes together a  Nansen  dog  sledge
for use during the Spring snow season.
The huts of the Canadian expedition to Lake Hazen seem lost in a vast expanse of ice and snow.
23
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE CANADA'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
A Monument to Brotherhood
DR. PETER FORD
By   DR.   PETER   FORD
Secretary,   Board   of   Directors
International  House,  U.B.C.
To  many  in the
rroup of some two
'hundred       people
I gathered    together
on   the   corner   of
\ Southwest   Marine
* Drive and the West
' Mall the realisation
Lion of a dream was
• coming   true.   The
[scene,     its     multi-
I coloured flags fluttering  in  the  pale
winter     sunshine
with the clamour of construction machinery in the background, was unique.
The platform with its rows of seats
conveyed a feeling of dignity and
circumstance and the notice nailed to
a tree trunk nearby said 'International
House, U.B.C
International House at U.B.C. had
its beginning in 1949 as the logical
outcome of an East Indian woman's
experience in the International House
in New York. Frene Ginwala saw at
once that the overseas students at
U.B.C. were in such numbers and
Vancouver, Gateway to the Orient, so
suitably situated that an International
House was needed. In the following
year the B.C. Chapter of the International House Association and an International House Alumni Association
were formed. The formation of these
two bodies aroused interest throughout
the community and in 1954 the University made an army hut available
to the students' club.
GENEROUS  DONORS
Two of the groups most interested
at this time in International House
were the Rotary Club of Marpole and
the Zonta Club of Vancouver. The
first of these generous donors remodelled the hut and the latter decorated and furnished it. International
House at U.B.C. was a reality and a
going concern.
In 1953 Dr. Herrick Young, the
Executive Director of the International House Incorporated, New York,
paid the Alumni group a visit and
during his visit addressed the Rotary
Club of Vancouver. After deliberation,
this group decided to support the
construction of a permanent House at
U.B.C. in celebration of the Club's
Fiftieth Anniversary. A central recreational and cultural unit was planned
and $150,000 was pledged.
In 1954 a Board of Trustees of
International House was formed to
oversee the collection of funds. Mr.
Thomas Flinn was the Chairman and
he is still active and as vital as ever
in the House activities on the Campus.
International Houses were first
made possible through the generosity
of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who
financed the building of the Houses
in New York, Berkeley, California
and Chicago. It is important to remember that about one-half of the
membership of an International House
are students, usually at the Graduate
level, of the country in which the
House is situated, with the remainder
being from Overseas. It is only
through free communion within a student body of this kind that the free
interchange of opinion and agreement
and disagreement can lead to the tolerance which preceeds true understanding. It is this understanding
which makes possible the realization
of the ideal of International House
"That brotherhood may  prevail".
In 1955, the Board of Directors of
International House with Dr. Murray
Cowie as Chairman took over the control of the building of the House.
This Board is made up of 13 ex-
officio members appointed by the
Board of Governors of the University
together with representatives of educational, industrial and professional
groups. The Board is responsible to
the Board of Governors of the University.
DONATES SERVICES
As soon as the generosity of the
Rotary Club was recognized the Board
of Directors set up a building Committee under the Chairmanship of
Mrs. R. C. Harris to look into the
design of the House. Professor Frederic Lasserre of the School of Architecture donated his services to the
International House and drew up a
series of plans. Prof. Lasserre's continued interest has been a major
factor insuring the completion of a
truly beautiful building. The work of
Mrs. Harris has been untiring, resourceful and relentless and to her,
perhaps more than to any other single
person, the credit for the completion
of the House is due. The three acres
for the House were donated by the
University and provided ample room
for the building planned and for the
dormitories foreseen in  the future.
Thus we return to the group of
persons gathered on Marine Drive!
They had met together to watch the
first sod for the House being turned.
Gathered on the platform were Mrs.
Harris, Chairman of the Board; Mr.
Reg Rose, President of the Rotary
Club of Vancouver; Dean Geoffrey
Andrew, representing the University;
Mr. Tommy Flinn, President of the
Rotary Club of Marpole; Mrs. Mabel
Blackley, President of the Zonta Club
of Vancouver; Miss Mary Thompson,
representing International House
Association    Inc.,    New    York;    Mr.
Turning the first sod for U.B.C.'s International
House on Marine Drive are Mr. Reg Rose, President
of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, left, Mrs. Ellen
Harris, Chairman of the Board of Directors of
International House, and Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew
of U.B.C.
Elmer Hara, President of the International House Club; Dr. D. C. G. McKay, Chapter Representative and
member of the Board of Trustees of
International House Inc.; and Drs.
Murray Cowie and Peter Ford.
After an address by the Chairman
of the Board of Directors, Mrs. R. C.
Harris, Mr. Reg Rose presented a
large facsimile cheque to Dean Andrew. Mr. Rose ably assisted by a
bulldozer made available by the contractor, Messrs. Narod, then turned
the first sod with a 'golden' spade.
As this article goes to press the
building is approaching completion
with the work of the original contract
virtually completed. Through the generosity of the Board of Governors of
the University services will be installed and the site will be landscaped.
The gratitude felt for the shouldering
of these additional expenses is not
forgotten.
GAY INTERIOR
The interior decoration of the House
is under the overall supervision of
the Executive Committee of the Board
but the actual selection of materials
and colours is being carried out by
Mrs. Simone Holloway, who has generously donated her services. Preliminary plans indicate a dignified, sophisticated, yet gay interior. The Board
has undertaken to raise $15,000 from
special donations to provide the furnishings.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE      24 The interior of the House, which
has two main rooms with a split level
three - storied surround of smaller
rooms, provides facilities of many
kinds. The main downstairs room will
be most used. It provides a place for
eating lunches in which a small coffee
bar will be provided for the convenience of members. It will also be used
for dances and discussions of an informal character.
The main upstairs lounge, with its
attractive mezzanine balcony inside,
and floor level balcony overlooking
the Straits of Georgia, will be more
lavishly furnished than the downstairs room. At one end of the lounge
an upper story room is designed to
open up revealing a raised stage
which can be used for the setting of
plays or for the showing of slides and
films. In the surrounding rooms an
entrance foyer and cloak rooms will
welcome the visitor. Leaving the
foyer, stairways lead to offices for the
Executive Director and the Assistant
to the Director and an Office for the
use of the Executive of the International House Association Alumni
Group. A board room for the students
Executive will also be used by other
groups as the need arises.
A library, to be stocked by a special committee of the Board of Directors, will provide reference facilities
and less formal reading matter together with periodicals of a suitable
nature. In addition there will be a
study room and music room with a
hi-fi radio-phonograph with appropriate wiring for sound. A special
feature of the House is the suite for
a care-taker and his wife so that the
premises will have constant supervision and care.
GENEROUS ASSISTANCE
The landscaping of the International
House will be undertaken by the University Department of Buildings and
Grounds who are also undertaking
much of the interior finishing. It is
right to extend the thanks of the
Board to Mr. Hughes and Mr. Bayly
for the assistance that they and their
staff have given to International
House and will give in the future.
The chief users of International
House will be the members of the
International House Club and the
membership of a club with such an
impressive centre will become a jealously guarded privilege. The students'
Club, over the period of only a few
years, compared with other Campus
organisations, has made a mark that
cannot be overlooked and a large
measure of credit is due for its success to the students. Over the years
the special activities of the Club have
achieved wide notice. Two such annual occasions deserve notice; the
illustrated lecture by Dr. Alexander
Wainman held jointly with the I.H.A.
and    the    Club's    own    International
DR. MURRAY COWIE
MRS. ELLEN  HARRIS
DR. DONALD MacKAY
U.B.C's International House has been well served by many devoted persons. Three such persons, shown
above, are Dr. Murray Cowie, former Chairman of the Board of Directors; Mrs. Ellen Harris, Present Chairman of the Board, and Dr. Donald MacKay, a member of the Board and a trustee of  International House
Association  Inc.,  New York.
House Ball given downtown and emphasizing some special country or area
each year. Last years 'Japan Jubilee'
was a notable success thanks to the
efforts of the students and their President, Elmer Hara, and the Japanese
community and the Japanese Consul,
Mr. Tanabe. Many organisations were
represented at this Ball. The students
help with the Association's Fall Fail-
has helped greatly toward the success
it has achieved. This year at Open
House the Club once again demonstrated its ability by opening its Hut
as a European-type restaurant serving
pizza pies and coffee to the hungry
multitude. It was packed for the
whole time of Open House thanks to
the energy of the Club's new President, Peter St. John.
The students' Club has always been
fortunate in its advisers and since its
inception has had wise counsellors.
The first of these acting during the
Club's early days at Acadia Camp was
Miss Ann Furness of the School of
Social Work and to her must go the
credit for these early formative days
when membership was small in number but great in spirit. For the last
three years Miss Kay Gorrie, has
been the student's adviser. Miss Gorrie
has been a tower of strength both in
general counselling and especially in
her efforts in the housing of students.
In conjunction with other organisations Miss Gorrie has also found a
welcome in the homes of Vancouver
citizens for students from overseas.
PLANS FOR FUTURE
And what of the future? The increased facilities in the new House
forecast an increase in activities which
are already in the planning stage.
The Board of Directors has many
active sub - committees working at
present on which the student's Club
will be represented. These are concerned with programme activities and
publicity. A Fine Arts Committee is
responsible     for     suitable     pictures,
painting and the like. Although the
Board of Directors is more concerned
with the physical activities of the
House and its financing they will in
the future be concerned, to some extent, with the activities taking place
in it through the office of the Executive Director and his Assistant. This
interest does not, however, mean that
the autonomy of the Student Club
will, in any way, be curtailed.
The Board anticipates that many
demands will be made on International House facilities during the
forthcoming year and plans are being
formulated so that certain interested
societies will be able to use the House
when it is not being used by the
student body. Such groups will pay a
rental and the Board's budget thus
acquire some income. The House looks
forward to the time when it will
have its own residences, for its true
function cannot be best served without them, and the Board will shortly
organise a fund to help defray the
cost of these additional buildings.
MANY NAMES OMITTED
In the course of this article many
names have been mentioned but more
have been omitted. Those who have
helped International House are too
numerous to mention individually
but they are gratefully remembered.
Many are members of the Association
which always welcomes new members,
alumni or not, and other groups in
the City and Province. Others will be
offered the privilege in the future of
becoming sustaining members of the
House and will be able to attend
special meetings and enjoy special
privileges.
This, then, is International House,
U.B.C. in the unique way of U.B.C.
the work of its students. We hope it
will become a monument to world
understanding, brotherhood and peace,
furthering goodwill between nations
and races and dedicated to international understanding.
25       U   B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Alumnae & Alumni
(Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue
not later than August 8.
LORNE  H. JACKSON
REV. W.  DEANS
1918
Lome H. Jackson, B.A., has received the permanent appointment of Vancouver Deputy Police Magistrate. Mr. Jackson has practised Law
in Vancouver since 1922, during which period
he has acted many times as  Crown  Prosecutor.
1925
Rev. William Deans, M.M., B.A., a member of
the Senate of Union College for 20 years, received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Union
College at their Spring Congregation on April
24 of this year. Dr. Deans studied at Columbian
Methodist College prior to World War 1, after
which he served in Europe and was ordained
while on active service in Belgium. He has
served as Chaplain of the B. C. Section of
the 196th Battalion Association for 27 years.
As a Minister of the United Church in British
Columbia he has had seven Congregations during
his 38 years active service. Along with his regular pastoral work he has been intently engaged in the development of Religious Radio
for more than a quarter of a Century.
1931
Irving C. Smith, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'35, formerly
Controller and Director of Monsanto Chemical
Company's Accounting Department, has now
been elected a Vice-President of the Company.
His headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.
1932
J. Malcolm Pretty, B.Com., has been appointed Vice-President, Director of Marketing, and
Assistant General Manager of Peace River Glass
Company, Ltd., Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta,
manufacturers of glass fibre products for Industry. Mr. Pretty was formerly Vice President
and Director of Cockfield, Brown and Company,
Toronto.
1935
David F. Rice, B.A.Sc,
j formerly Supervisor of
j Research Administration
j f or The Consolidated
I Mining and Smelting
I Company, Trail, B. C,
I has been appointed to
I the new post of Super-
I visor of Metal Products
> Fabrication with the
Company's Metallurgical
Division where he will
&work on the preparation
lof metal products in
special forms. Mr. Rice
has been with Cominco
since his Graduation. He is a member of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
and the Association of Professional Engineers
of B. C.
Frank J. Templeton, B.A., Head, Department
of Science, Magee High School, Vancouver, has
been awarded a Shell Merit Fellowship which
enables him to take part in a 6 to 8-week Seminar at Stanford University this summer where
he will participate in courses, special lectures,
discussions, visits to research and production
establishments, and informal interviews with
leading scientists, mathematicians and educators. Mr. Templeton has been President of the
Vancouver     Secondary     Teachers     Association
D. F. RICE
(B.C.T.F.), Executive Chairman of the Trades
and Labour Congress of Canada and Chairman
of the Pensions and Labour Relations Board
(Science Section.)
W.   Freth   Edmonds,   B.Com.   has   joined   the
Staff  of   the  B. C.   Co-operative   Union.
1945
D. F. Griffiths, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
to be Special Assistant to the Department Superintendent, Refining Department, Metallurgical
Division of The Consolidated Mining and
Smelting  Company.
1946
DONAL WILSON
Donal S. Wilson,
B.A., B.Ed.'49, M.F.A.
(Yale), presently in
New York as Stage
Man ager for the
Broadway play "The
Entertainer", has been
awarded a $2,000 Fellowship from the Canada Council to help
him further his studies
in the Arts. For the
past three years Mr.
Wilson has been Stage
Manager at Stratford
Shakespearian Festival.
Denis C. Smith, B.A., B.Ed.'47, D.Ed. (U.C.L.
A. (, Assistant Professor, College of Education,
U.B.C, has been loaned to the Department of
Education to act as District Superintendent of
Schools for Cranbrook in Fernie for May and
June. Dr. Smith was a Teacher and Principal
in B. C. Schools for 17 years and Provincial Inspector of Schools from 1953-1955. He is a
member of the Canadian Association of School
Inspectors   and   Superintendents.
1947
William     D.     McFarland,     B.A.,     B.S.W.'48,
M.S.W.'49, is Alberta's new Deputy Superintendent  of   Child   Welfare,   effective   since  May   1,
1958.
Stewart C. V. Dickson, B.Com., M.A.(Tor.),
has been appointed Field Manager of the Life
Insurance Company of North America's Northern California Service Office with headquarters
at 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, California.
Mr. Dickson was formerly a Field Supervisor
for The Traveler's Insurance Company in San
Francisco.
Thomas T. Dobbie, B.A.Sc, has been appointed Maintenance Superintendent, Phosphate
Plant, Chemicals and Fertilisers Division of The
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of
Canada   Limited,   Trail,   B.C.
James S. S. Kerr,
B.A.Sc, M.S., Ph.D.
(111.), has been appointed Section Head
for the Analysis Section of the Radio-In-
ertial Analysis Department at Space Technology Laboratories,
a Division of The Ra-
mo-Wooldridge Corporation, Los Angeles,
Calif. Dr. Kerr joined
the Technical Staff at
Ramo - Wooldridge in
1956. Prior to that he
was with the General
five years in its Electronics Laboratory at Electronics Park, Syracuse, N. Y.
Edith M. Pullan, B.A.Sc. (Nurs.), is the new
Director of Nursing at Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster, B. C Miss Pullan is a
specialist in Psychiatric Nursing and has been
with the Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale,
for many years as Instructor and later as Director of Nursing.
Patrick L. Whittall, B.Com., is the newly-
elected President of the Consolidated Red Cedar
Shingle   Association   of   British   Columbia.
1949
Dennis   Duncan,   B.A.,   B.A.Sc'57,   formerly
with the Portland Gas and Coke Company, Portland,   Oregon,   has   joined   the  Production   Re-
JAMES S. KERR
Electric   Company   for
HEYWOOD
search Group of Monsanto Chemical Company's
Lion Oil Company Division, Texas City, Texas.
Russell J. Good, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.(Tor.), Member of the Corporation of Professional Engineers
of Quebec, has been made Manager of Engineering for the Defence Systems Division of R.C.A.
Victor Company Limited. He has been with the
Company since 1950, engaged in design, development and production engineering activity on
various   military  electronic  programmes.
Stanley J. Heywood,
B.A., B.Ed.'49, Ph.D.
(Chicago), Assistant
to the President, Coe
College, Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, has been appointed the first Dean
of the new College of
Education at Idaho
State College, effective
July 1, 1958. Dr. Heywood brings to his new
post outstanding qualities as a Teacher
with much experience
gained in teaching on
all school levels—Elementary, Secondary, as well as University.
Author of articles for professional journals
including The Elementary School Journal and
Administrator's Notebook, he has reviewed for
Stanford University Press. Dr. Heywood is
one of 15 Administrators selected for the North
Central Association of Secondary and High
Schools' current Leadership Training Project.
Underwritten by the Carnegie Foundation, the
Training Programme is designed to provide
consultants for colleges and universities.
William H. McFadden, B.A., M.A.'51 Ph.D.
(Utah), has joined the Physical Chemistry Department of the Shell Development Company at
their Emeryville Research Center, California.
From 1954-1956, Dr. McFadden was Research
Associate at Cornell University and for the past
two years, prior to joining Shell, he was an
Assistant Research Officer with the Atomic
Energy Commission of Canada Limited, at
Chalk River.
H. Lennart Pearson, B.A.Sc, M.A.'51, Ph.D.
(111. Tech.), has been appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Illinois Institute   of   Technology,   effective   September   1,
1958.
John M. Siehurth, B.S.A., M.S.(Wash. State),
Ph.D.(Minn.), Associate Professor of Animal
Pathology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
has recently returned from a three-month tour
with the 23rd Argentine Antarctic Expedition
Group. His studies, which involved an investigation of the intestinal and respiratory flora of
antarctic birds, and of avian diseases transmissible to man, were made at the request of the
Society of American Bacteriologists and sponsored by the Arctic Institute of North America,
the Hydrographic Service of the Argentine
Navy, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His
report "The Intestinal Microflora of Antarctic
Birds", was one of the highlights at the 58th
Annual Meeting of the Society of American
Bacteriologists, April 29, in Chicago.
1950
William  H. R. Gihney, B.A.Sc, has been  appointed  Section  Engineer at the  Sullivan   Mine
of The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Kimberley, B. C
1951
Eric E. S. Campbell, B.A., has been appointed
Technical Sales Representative, Rubber Chemicals, by Naugatuck Chemicals, Division of Dominion Rubber Company Limited. His headquarters will be in Elmira, Ontario.
Sharp Fan, LL.B., first native-born Chinese
to graduate from U.B.C. Law School, was recently called to the B.C. Bar. He is practising
with  John  D.   Rosse.
1952
Robert H. Gayner, R.A., has received his first
posting with the Trade Commissioner Service of
the Department of Trade and Commerce, following a period of training in Ottawa and a tour
of Industries in Canada. Mr. Gayner will be
Assistant Canadian Trade Commissioner in
Manila,  Philippines.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
26 William F. Sparling, B.Com., with Lance Bis-
sett Limited, was one of seven who received Distinguished Salesman's Awards in 1957. The
Awards were announced by the Sales Executives
Club of the Vancouver Board of Trade, and were
awarded  for   outstanding  service  to   customers.
1953
David   D.   Forsythe,   B.A.Sc,   won   the   1958
Powell River Company Award for the best Technical Paper submitted by non-Supervisory Personnel in British Columbia's Pulp and Paper
Industry. He received the Book Prize and $75
Award for his Paper "Anaylsis of Basis Weight
Variations" at the Western International Meeting of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association
in Victoria on May 16. Mr. Forsythe has been
with the Powell River Company since Graduation.
Darell Campbell, B.Com., is the new Chairman
of the Vancouver Chapter, Society of Industrial
and Cost Accountants.
1954
Robert Blaine, B.Com., obtained second place
in the 1958 final uniform examinations of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of B. C
Gerard G. Duclos, B.Com., has been made
Comptroller of the Peace River Glass Company,
Limited, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
E. D. (Ted) Duncan, B.A. LL.B.'55, presently
articling with a Legal Firm in Calgary, is playing for the second year on the Calgary Stam-
peder's Football Team.
Edwin B. Parker, B.A., who has been studying
for the past year toward his M.A. at Stanford
University, has been awarded grants totalling
$1,800 from Stanford to continue work toward
his Ph.D. in their Communications and Journalism Department.
1955
David Home, B.Arch., presently working
toward his Master's Degree in Architecture at
M.I.T. is one of the eight finalists in an International Competition to produce the form of
Toronto's new Civic Square and City Hall.
There were 519 entries. Mr. Home has automatically won $7,500 and will have an opportunity to revise his design before the winner
is chosen in September. After Graduation, Mr.
Home worked with Shore and Moffat in Toronto and in 1956 won the Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada Scholarship for study at
M.I.T.
1956
Georg-e A. MacKenzie,  B.A.,  presently  studying   at   the   London   School   of   Economics,   has
been awarded a Ford Foundation Foreign Area
Training Fellowship for a further year's study
at the London School of Economics. Mr. Mac-
Kenzie's field of study will be that of the
Economy  of the   Soviet  Union.
R. F. O'Shaughnessy, B.A.Sc, is presently
Corrosion Engineer in the Gas Distribution Department of the B.C. Electric Company, Limited. He was formerly with Hawaii Sugar Planters.
1957
Terrence M. I. Pen-
ner, B.A., (Honours
Classics), has been
awarded the Beaver
Scholarship for two
year's study in the
United Kingdom. It is
valued at $2,400 per
year and was awarded
in an all - Canadian
competition. Mr. Pen-
ner has been accepted
by Magdalen College,
Oxford, where he has
been given a special
Music Bursary as a
member of the College
Choir. While at Oxford he will read the Honours
Course in Classics.
The Faculty
T. M. I. PENNER
Paul Romeril, B.A., presently studying toward
his Master's Degree in International Studies at
the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, has had a $2,600 Ford Foundation Foreign
Area Training Fellowship renewed for the coming year in order to complete his Degree work.
In addition, Mr. Romeril has been awarded a
Harvard University Scholarship for July and
August where he will pursue Mid-East Studies,
with particular emphasis on the Arabic Language. Mr. Romeril's appointment with the Department of External affairs has been deferred
until completion of his M.A.
E.    H.    Gautschi,
Class of Applied Science *36, formerly
Superintendent of Engineering Trades, The
Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company Limited, Trail,
was appointed Manager of Sales Development, Metal Sales
Division, effective Jan-
ary 1, 1958. His headquarters are in Montreal. Mr. Gautschi has
been with Cominco
since 1936 serving in
n   Calgary   and   Trail.
H. GAUTSCHI
capacities   both
Apply Now for Rotary Fellowships
Attention of Graduates of the University of British Columbia (including students who have recently graduated) is called to the Rotary Foundation Fellowships for the year 1959-
60 offered by the Board of Directors
of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation Trustees. These Fellowships with an average value of
$2500 are available for advanced
study for a period of normally one
year. Candidates are expected to
pursue study outside their own country. Preference will be given to those
who propose to study in a country
where the language is different from
that of their own homeland, and who
are reasonably proficient in the language of the country where study is
proposed. The Fellowships are open
to students between the ages of 20
and 28.
Since candidates must be screened
by the Rotary Clubs by the 1st of
August they are advised to make
application at once to the Rotary Club
in their district. Further information
may be obtained from the Secretary
of any Rotary  Club.
'My Fur Lady'
Here June 30
"My Fur Lady", the McGill University revue which has become a
smash professional hit, opens in Vancouver's International Cinema, June
30, for a two-week run.
Breaking box office records during
a 9,000-mile tour from Halifax to
Winnipeg, the All-Canadian musical
is a delightful spoofing of the "Canadian way of life".
More than 242,000 Canadians have
paid almost half a million dollars to
see the 339 performances so far. The
show travels with 28 actors, 10 technicians and carries six tons of scenery, costumes, lighting and stage
equipment. Tickets are obtainable at
Modern Music, 536 Seymour Street.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie, presided at the
Inaugural Meeting of the Canadian National
Commission for UNESCO on February 5 in Ottawa.
He is shown here with the Rt. Hon. John Diefen-
baker, Prime Minister, (Left) ond the Hon. Sydney
Smith,  Minister for  External   Affairs.
- SW*>
EARLE BIRNEY
A. Earle Birney,
B.A.'26, M.A.,
■ Ph.D. (Tor.),
F.R.S.C, Professor,
?£X ^v" Department of
* "?f English, has been
awarded a Nuffield
• Travel Grant for a
iyear's study in
[England where he
j will do research for
I a book on Chaucer's
Irony. Professor
Birney has a year's
leave of absence from the University
commencing August 1958 and he will
travel to London by way of Japan
and India where he will give lectures
on Canadian Poetry. Two American
Publishing Firms will issue works by
Professor Birney in 1958. Harcourt-
Brace will co-publish with McClelland
and Stewart of Toronto a new selected edition of his poetry while Abelard-
Schuman, of New York has accepted
Dr. Birney's novel, "Turvey" for
publication early next year.
Alfred W. R. Carrothers, B.A.'47,
LL.B.'48, LL.M.(Harvard), Associate
Professor, Faculty of Law, and an
authority on Constitutional Law and
Labour Relations, was appointed by
Attorney-General Robert Bonner to
conduct the Inquiry into the Bargaining Rights Dispute between the Provincial Government and the Civil
Servants. He replaces Honourable
Gordon Sloan who resigned his position when he resigned the Chief
Justiceship of The Appeal Court of
British Columbia. Professor Carrothers has also been elected President
of the Faculty Association of U.B.C.
for the coming year.
I). Harold Copp, B.A., M.D.(Tor.),
Ph.D.(Calif.), Professor and Head of
the Department of Physiology, has
for several years been engaged in research directed toward discovery of
means of prevention and treatment
of internal contamination with Strontium "90", the chief hazard in
fall-out from nuclear weapons. He
has been chosen this summer as one
of    two    Canadian    Scientists    on    a
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27       U. B. C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Book Collection for U.B.C. Library
By LESTER  W.   McLENNAN,   B.A.'22, B.Sc.(Oxon.)
Lester McLennan, Rhodes Scholar member of the
Class of Arts '22, recently wrote the Editor a few
sentences about an idea which hod occurred to
him. I suggested he share his thoughts with
Chronicle readers. Here is the result. William C.
Gibson and Neal Harlow have added their comments. You are invited to send your views to the
Chronicle.—Ed.
A few weeks ago at the Honnold
Library in Claremont, California, a
new room for the William W. Clary
Oxford Collection was dedicated. Appropriately, the occasion took the
form of an afternoon tea. Richly-
panelled and sumptuously-carpeted,
the room finely complements the rare
and mellowed books on Oxford, its
men and its Colleges.
The Collection is remarkable in
several ways. Probably nowhere else
would you find in one room a comparable collection of books relating solely
to Oxford. More remarkable, however,
is the fact that when Mr. Clary made
the Collection he had visited Oxford
only once in his life and that for one
day as a tourist in 1936! But Mr.
Clary is a charming and dedicated
bibliophile, as well as an eminent
lawyer, and in the preface to his book
on the Collection, "The William W.
Clary Oxford Collection", Oxford University Press, he says "it was a respect for learning and a veneration
of age that led me to collect books
about Oxford University". The book
is a descriptive catalogue of the Collection. It was prepared by Grace M.
Briggs of the Bodleian Library who
went to Claremont in order to catalogue the Collection. There are over
1600 books listed in Mr. Clary's book
and he seems to be familiar with the
contents of all! "But", he says, "long
ago I became painfully aware that
anything approaching a complete collection of books relating to Oxford
is an impossibility". A copy of the
book, with Mr. Clary's compliments,
is deposited in the  U.B.C. library.
As I reflected upon the value of the
Collection, it occurred to me that here
in this bibliographic area might lie a
possible opportunity for serving
U.B.C. and its students. For example,
there might be centred in the U.B.C.
Library a collection of literature relating to all the principal universities
or colleges in the world. Such a collection would be much wider in scope
than the Clary Collection but it need
not be so deep in order to be of value
to U.B.C. and its community. Under
controlled conditions, the collection
could gradually be built up by donations of books, prints, and the like,
or by purchases. Its growth need not
intrude upon the Library's regular
budget. How and where the collection
would be housed are among specifics
that follow agreement upon principles.
The proposed collection could have
a number of possible values:
1. It could provide useful reference material
for the Students, the Faculty, and the University Administration. It could also be a
source of reference material for persons off
the Campus. 2. It could aid in establishing
courses and serve as reference material in
courses  on  History,  Art,  Law,  Economics,  etc.
3. It could be a very useful adjunct to Rotary's
International House. I believe that more
foreign students are going to study at U.B.C.
in the future. 4. It could provide a project of
common interest regardless of Alma Mater, or
no Alma Mater, and regardless of vocation
in British Columbia's community life. Any
and every Alumnus, of any undergraduate or
graduate affiliation, could join whole-heartedly
in the project. In the course of several generations, the collection could grow into a rich,
cumulative legacy. 5. The interest of some
persons in this project could serve to stimulate
their interest in other areas of U.B.C.'s activities. 6. The project could be of interest to
the new University Club in Vancouver, as
well   as   to  other  University  clubs.
I have now said sufficient about the
collection to indicate the scope of an
idea that entangled me with our
Editor. Others, including the Editor,
may wish to add some analytical and
critical comments.
Dr.   W.  C.  Gibson comments—
To my mind the great value of
the collection would be to open doors
to the future to keen students. The
tradition of learning is not well understood by so many students at the
Undergraduate level. We can help
them a great deal to set their sights
high. We can't sit down for two hours
with each of 10,000 students, but we
can beckon to them, with a well-
planned and pleasantly-housed collection. More dignity has to be given to
the "Academic" life, as against the
"requirements for a degree" life here.
I think Lester's idea is just right. The
best developed industries have such
collections. Why not U.B.C?
Dr. W. C. Gibson, Head,
Neurological Research  Dept.
Neal  Harlow  comments—
Two contrary influences argue for
the development of a collection of
materials at U.B.C. pertaining to the
Universities of the world. The University of British Columbia itself has
a world outlook; its Faculty, Students,
and Programme of Studies are outgoing and international in scope, and
historically its ties and sympathies
spread widely east, south, and west.
At the same time there is a certain
native provincialism, inherited from a
once isolated frontier which needs to
be countered. That this University is
joined with Oxford, California, Keio,
and Lund in the same pursuit of truth
needs continually to be illustrated,
and a growing collection of books,
pamphlets, prints, and catalogues, representing Universities of all times
and places, will keep this fact steadily to the fore.
No  sumptuous  room,  perhaps   (befitting a still somewhat hardy section
of the west), but a splendid sense of
affiliation   with   learning  everywhere.
Lester McLennan, himself, some years
ago   founded   the   Collection   he   now
supports with the famous Ackermann
volumes  relating to  the  Universities
of Oxford and Cambridge. Other historical,   descriptive,  and  factual  materials,  or  funds  for  their  purchase,
would be most timely and welcome.
Neal Harlow, Librarian,
The  University  of  British
Columbia.
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20-man Secretariate responsible for
organisation of the Second U.N.
Scientific Conference on Peaceful
Uses of Atomic Energy, which is to
be held at Geneva during the first two
weeks of September. Working with a
Russian Biologist, an English Atomic
Scientist from Harwell, and an Italian
Radiologist, Dr. Copp is at present
selecting the papers to be presented
in the Biological and Medical fields.
W. S. Hoar, B.A.
(N.B.).M.A.(West-
jern), Ph.D. (Boston), F. R. S. C,
I Professor of Zoology and Fisheries,
Faculty of Arts and
Science, has been
awarded a $5,000
L Guggenheim Fellowship for advanced Study at Oxford
University, England.
Dr. Hoar, who is a leading expert
on animal behaviour, will do research
in the laboratory of Dr. Nico Tin-
berger, an expert in the study of the
physiology and behaviour of young
fish. In addition to the Guggenheim
Fellowship, Dr. Hoar has received a
$2000 Travel Grant from the Nuffield
Foundation.
R. B. Kerr, O.B.E., B.A., M.D., M.A.
(Tor.), F.R.C.P. (London), F.R.C.P.
(C), F.A.C.P., Professor and Head,
Department of Medicine, has brought
honour to the University. He has been
awarded a Sir Arthur Sims Commonwealth Travelling Professorship for
the year 1959. The third Canadian to
be asked to visit and lecture in University Faculties of Medicine and
other Medical Centres in the Commonwealth, Dr. Kerr will visit Africa,
principally, and Great Britain, taking
part in the teaching at various medical
centres.
Frederic Lasserre, B.Arch. (Tor.),
M.R.A.I.C, Professor and Director of
the School of Architecture, has been
elected to Fellowship in the Royal
Architectural Institute of Canada. He
travelled to Montreal for the Investiture Ceremonies held during the 51st
Annual Assembly of the Institute on
June 11-14.
H. Peter Oherlander, B.Arch. (McGill), M.C.P. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Harvard), M.R.A.I.C, A. R.I. B. A.,
A.M.T.P.I., Associate Professor of
Planning and Design, School of Architecture, attended the Annual Meeting
in early Spring of the Canadian Universities Co-ordinating Committee on
Planning Education. This meeting was
held in Toronto between representatives of the four Planning Schools in
Canada — McGill, Toronto, Manitoba,
and U.B.C The Committee, established under the aegis of the Federal
Government, through its Central
Mortgage and Housing Corporation,
advises the Federal Agency on broad
policy and programming for Planning
Education in Canada. Community and
Regional Planning is taught in the
Faculties of Graduate Studies of the
four Universities through the financial
support of C.M.H.C. The Committee
recommended to the Federal Government the continuation of the Annual
Teaching Grant that the Universities
receive, and strongly urged the
Corporation to expand its Annual
Fellowship Programme for Planning
Students. This year seven students,
the largest number yet, graduated
from U.B.C.'s two-year Graduate
Course in Community and Regional
Planning.
H. Rocke Robertson, B.Sc, M.D.
(McGill), F.R.C.S. (Edin.), F.R.C.S.
(C), F.A.C.S., Professor and Head of
the Department of Surgery. The
U.B.C. Faculty of Medicine participated in another international exchange of medical knowledge when,
during the month of May, Dr. Robertson assumed duties as Temporary
Director of the Professional Unit of
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London,
England.
William C. Gibson, B.A.'33, M.Sc.
(McGill), D.Phil. (Oxon), M.D., CM.
(McGill), F.A.C.P., Kinsman Professor
and Chairman Department of Neurological Research, has been appointed
to the Scientific Advisory Board of
the Muscular Dystrophy Association
of America. Dr. Gibson's membership
of this Board will ensure liaison between the American group and the
Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association, on whose Medical Advisory
Board he has sat since its inception
five years ago. The University has
become one of the most active
members on the Continent in the investigation of muscle diseases with
projects presently carried on in the
Department of Neurological Research
in conjunction with the Department
of Animal Nutrition under Dr. A. J.
Wood, B.S.A.'35, M.S.A.'38, Ph.D.
(Cornell); in the Department of Anatomy under Dr. S. M. Friedman, B.A.,
M.D.,CM.,M.Sc. (McGill); in the Department of Physiology under Dr.
Hugh McLennan, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D.
(McGill); and in the Department of
Medicine under Dr. Kenneth A.
Evelyn, B.Sc. (McGill), M.D., CM.
(McGill), F.R.C.P. (C). Joining this
group at the end of April will be Dr.
J. Godwin Greenfield, F.R.C.P., neurological teacher and investigator
from the Institute of Neurology,
Queen's Square, London, England.
For the ensuing six months Dr. Greenfield will assist with neuropathologi-
cal studies on human dystrophy and
on a similar disease which has appeared as a mutation in mice. Dr.
Gibson gave the annual Osier Dinner
Address before the Osier Society in
Montreal on March 27. His subject
was "Discoveries Made by Medical
Students."
K. C. McTaggart, R. M. Thompson
andW. H.White, Associate Professors,
Department of Geology, have been
awarded the Barlow Memorial Gold
Medal by the Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy for their joint
paper entitled "The Geology and Mineral Deposits of Highland Valley,
B.C." The Medal will be presented
at the Annual Dinner of the Institute,
April 22, in Vancouver.
Harold E. Taylor, M.D., CM. (Dalhousie), M.R.C.P. (Edinburgh),
F.R.CP.(C), Professor and Head of
the Department of Pathology, has
recently been elected a Fellow of the
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
The Staff of the Department of
Zoology, proposes to honour its three
pioneer Zoologists by making their
names a part of the new wing of the
Biological Science Building.
The Department is recommending
that the new wing be designated "The
C. McLean Fraser Building," as a
tribute to the first Head of the Department. An office and a research
laboratory are to be known as the
"W. A. Clemens Rooms," in honour of
the man who guided the Department
through the second phase of its
development. The Department's collection of some 350,000 named specimens, for whose assembling Dr.
Spencer was responsible, is to be
housed in a spacious area on the
fourth floor to be known as the "G.
J.  Spencer Entomological Museum."
Science'23 Reunion
By H. C. GUNNING, B.A.Sc.73, M.Sc.'26,
Ph.D. (M.I.T.)
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Fourteen members of Science '23
celebrated the 35th Anniversary of
their graduation at a Dinner at the
University Club, Vancouver, April 18,
1958. Out of town visitors included
Cliff Mathers and Fred Laird from
Seattle, Heber Jones from San Francisco, and Joe Giegerich from Kimberley. From Vancouver there were
Theo Berry, Rex Cameron, Cecil Cock,
Duncan Fraser, Mike Gregg, George
Gross, Henry Gunning, Reg. Hodson,
Doug Rae and Elmo (Wilkie) Wilkinson.
Letters were read from Gil Love-
ridge of East Poultney, Vermont;
Archie McVittie and Hub Pearce of
New York; Neil McCallum (and Alan
Somerville) of Lethbridge; Chris Si-
vertz of London, Ontario; Tony Rice
of Ottawa, Curtis Dean of Oakland
and Stan Say of Baton Rouge.
The following Members of the Class
are deceased: Don Burton, Bill Ure,
Cleve Hooper, Bill Graham, Tom
Spargo, Cyril Jones and "Brick" Anderson (died April 22, 1958, see page
37).
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE U.B.C. could not have lost to a finer crew in the
rowing competition at the Olympic games in Melbourne in 1956, the author contends. The finish of
the race is shown at left, with U.B.C, near crew,
finishing half a length behind the Yale shell at
top.  Australia  was  third.
THE ROLE OF ATHLETICS AT YALE
Ivy League Universities Maintain
Amateur Ideal Despite Commercialism
PETER SMITH
By
PETER SMITH, B.A.'53
If it was fated for U.B.C. to lose
the Olympic "eights" in the 1956
Games, then no more deserving victors could be found than the crew
from Yale. For in the present day of
athletic scholarships and compromised academic standards, the Ivy
League Universities insist on retaining all that is most admirable in
college sports: enthusiasm, wholehearted participation, and absolute
avoidance of commercialism. Their
attitude has been questioned by the
sceptical and derided by the sophisti-
ticated; but the policy is firmly established and scrupulously maintained, with results that are wholly commendable. "Chronicle" readers may be interested in the system
at Yale, which is perhaps the most successful of the eight-
member League in terms of competitive results and intangible achievements.
It is the enormous wealth and prestige of the Eastern
universities that ensures the success of an amateur
programme. Since the Administration at Yale believes
athletics to be an integral part of Higher Education,
facilities have been provided in abundance. The Payne
Whitney Gymnasium, in appearance an immense Gothic
cathedral, contains in addition to its basketball amphitheatre two swimming pools, three rowing tanks, two
golf galleries, a rifle range, eight handball courts, and
twenty-eight squash courts. The Yale Bowl is a superb
football   stadium,   with   seating  capacity  of  over   70,000.
There are, as well, a beautiful new hockey rink, an
enclosed baseball field, numerous tennis courts, and countless playing areas for track, soccer, and lacrosse. The best
of coaches are hired for long-term contracts at excellent
salaries. Attracted by the facilities and by the promise of
rich academic rewards, young athletes will flock to such
Universities as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton without the
bait of lucrative offers.
There is no concession granted at Yale to the athletic
applicant. If scholastically capable, he may receive one of
the numerous bursary awards, but only in equal competition with non-athletes. Academic standards are high,
and are rigidly maintained. As a result, there is no
athletic group which is set apart from the student body;
in fact, it is the non-athlete who is likely to regard himself as an outsider. Over one-quarter of the undergraduate enrolment represent the University on intercollegiate
teams; up to eighty percent of the students participate in
the extensive Intra-Mural Programme. Star performers
take justifiable pride in their academic accomplishments:
Dick Winterbauer and Mike Cavallon, the outstanding
passing team of this year's football squad, both possess
scholastic averages around the ninety percent mark;
over half of the Varsity athletes are on the select Dean's
List, an honour roughly comparable to a 75-plus average
at U.B.C. It is an amazing phenomenon, and is due less
to the initial process of selection than to the full development of athletic potential from every student.
In this regard, much of the credit must be given to Bob
Kiphuth, who directs the compulsory Physical Education
Programe in addition to coaching the Varsity swimming
team. During his Freshman and Sophomore years, every
student must learn to swim and reach a high standard of
U.  B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE       30 Athletic facilities at Yale are among the best on the continent. The aerial
view of the Campus above shows the Yale Bowl filled for a football game as
well os other nearby facilities which include a baseball field, a running track
and tennis courts. The Payne Whitney Gymnasium shown above is a memorial
to Payne Whitney, Yale 1898, and was completed in 1932. The central portion
contains rowing tanks, practice pool, basketball courts, rooms for boxing,
wrestling and fencing as well as a trophy room and offices. The north wing
contains squash courts, a running track ond the main arena. The southern
wing contains an  exhibition  pool and handball courts.
physical fitness. Attention is devoted to developing individual skills such as golf, tennis, and squash, in those who
are less adapted to competitive team sports. At the end
of this period, therefore, virtually every student has found
at least one activity which he wishes to continue at the
intra-mural level, if not as a Varsity representative.
It should be obvious, then, that the Ivy League agreement to adhere to a strict code of amateurism cannot be
construed as a de-emphasis of athletics, but rather as
an emphasis of sport as a wholesome adjunct to University life. The desire to win has not been at all curtailed, nor has the ability to achieve noteworthy results.
Thanks to the discipline of his training methods, Bob
Kiphuth's swimmers have won 170 consecutive dual meets
in championship competion. The Yale crew, composed, as
at U.B.C, of enthusiastic amateurs, has long been a world
power. In basketball, football, and baseball, the teams
are capable of first-class play, though they may not be
quite equal to Schools which devote exclusive attention
to a single one of these sports. The aim is balanced excellence in all areas; and as much time and money is allotted
to lacrosse, a sport almost devoid of spectator support
in New England, as is given to the more publicised games.
As a private University, Yale is peculiarly subject to
the possible evils of Alumni pressure. Nevertheless, the
Athletic Association, which is directly responsible to the
University Administration, is consistently idealistic in
regard to the glamour sports. Yale has had only two head
football coaches in the past decade, irregardless of its
team's success: the late Herman Hickman, who retired
voluntarily in 1952, and Jordan Oliver, whose present
position is virtually assured for life. A similar condition
exists at other Ivy colleges. While the over-zealous may
clamour occasionally for victory at any price, most graduates are in favour of the traditional insistence on honest
rivalry.
As in most areas of University life, the Yale student
body possesses far less autonomy in athletics than does that
of U.B.C. Just as it is willing to dispense with a Students'
Council and leave all policy decisions to the Administration, so is it content with the permanent Athletic
Association which governs its sport. Perhaps this is the
placid conservatism of the Eastern States; perhaps it is
merely a satisfaction with the competence of the traditional system. At any rate, the Association does a superb
job  under Director  DeLaney Kiphuth,  attempting  at all
times to consider the interest and benefit of the student
population. Operating on an ample budget, which is
covered only partially by spectator receipts, it is given an
unrestricted opportunity to develop athletic policies.
While the newspaper headlines may be devoted to the
Varsity teams, the supreme accomplishment of the Yale
system is probably its Intra-Mural Programme; for it is
here that the student of average athletic talents is provided with widely varied outlets for physical activity.
The efficiency of this programme is the result of the Yale
College system, modelled directly upon the Oxford-Cambridge plan. Because all students live in residence in ten
numerically equal Colleges, an ideal framework is established for fair competition. As Varsity Athletes are excluded from the College teams, the student of lesser
ability is given a chance to shine. In the year 1956-57,
some 1400 of the 3000 Upper-classmen played regularly
on 157 teams in inter-college competition, and roughly
fifty percent of Freshmen shared in their own special
Intra-Mural Programme. College loyalties no less keen
than the larger University loyalty are developed, and the
coveted trophy for overall College supremacy is fiercely
contested. The best of the Intra-Mural athletes are offered
immediate promotion to the Varsity and Junior Varsity
teams, so that there is no danger of talent remaining
unrecognised. The College teams, moreover, have the
opportunity of representing Yale at large in an annual
competition with comparable House Teams from Harvard.
The entire Athletic Programme, therefore, is an unqualified success. Perhaps it is feasible only in a system
such as the Ivy League, where handsome private endowments and frankly exclusive principles permit lavish facilities and stable, small enrolments. Still, there seem to be
values of broader significance, which may be of pertinence
to an institution such as U.B.C. First of all, the Ivy
Universities have demonstrated that a group of determined
Schools can maintain an idealistic attitude to sport in the
face of prevalent commercialism, and can build within its
own League a spirit of wholesome amateur competition.
Secondly, they have shown that if sufficient money and
effort are expended on developing a broad and attractive
athletic programme, their students enter into it with
almost universal enthusiasm. By stressing the widespread
benefits of participation by all, they have eliminated the
existence of an athletic clique, and have created homogenous student bodies of unusually active spirit.
31
U. B. C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE BASIC MATERIALS OF RESEARCH
Mens Canadian Club Aids Library
By SAMUEL ROTHSTEIN,  B.A.'39, M.A.'40,  B.L.S.   (Calif),   Ph.D. (III.)
Assistant University Librarian
Like all Canadian universities, the University of British
Columbia gives a central place in its teaching and research
programme to the study of Canada itself. Since books are
as basic to Canadian studies as microscopes are to medicine, the University has been concerned to have available
in its Library the widest possible representation of information on Canadian history and literature and regularly
appropriates funds for this purpose.
To acquire such works the Library requires more money
than its own limited budget allows. It is therefore most
grateful for the special help given by such friends of the
past as Judge Howay and Dr. Reid and in the present by
the Men's Canadian Club of Vancouver.
With the grant of five hundred dollars given by the
Canadian Club in 1956, the Library acquired over one
hundred volumes of Canadian History and Literature, for
the most part published in the Nineteenth Century. Some
of these books, such as Richardson's Wacousta (1832:
the first Canadian novel), and Mudie's Emigrant's . . .
Companion (1832) are important early works, the presence
of which adds real distinction  to the collection. The rest
are chiefly historical and literary accounts of the Canadian scene, in large part representing the testimony of
eye-witnesses on the events of their own times.
The range of interests covered by the collection is
remarkably broad. Geographically the volumes range from
Newfoundland, the Oldest British Colony to Old Victoria,
with the greatest number being devoted to Upper Canada and the Maritimes.
History, biography, poetry, novels and plays are all well
represented, as are accounts of Canada's topography and
natural history. Perhaps the most interesting books are
the numerous memoirs of early settlements in Canada,
such as Sherk's Pen Pictures of Early Pioneer Life in
Upper Canada, and the biographical accounts of Canada's
makers such as Sir William Osier.
Such books are the basic materials of research and it is
fortunate that they have been obtained while they are
still relatively inexpensive and available from the fast-
diminishing  stocks  of the  antiquarian  book-sellers.
Such acquisitions, continued over a number of years
and placed in conjunction with the special collection of
French Canadiana being formed with the help of the
Carnegie Corporation, promise to provide in the University of British Columbia a Canadiana collection of the
very first class.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Continued from Page 15
roll south from Courtenay and north
from the Capital City of Victoria for
a rendezvous in Nanaimo where they
will embark on one of the Princess
boats. Arriving in Vancouver harbour
they will clamber onto buses and
rush through the gaily decorated
streets to the theatres where they
will take in one or more Festival
events and return the same evening
to their Vancouver Island homes.
It is not possible to list in detail
all of the events that will be featured
during the four-week Festival. A
detailed brochure can be obtained
from the Vancouver Festival Society,
Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, B. C
However, some indication of the
scope of the event can be gathered
from a mention of some of the performers and programme items. Bruno
Walter, generally considered to be
the greatest living conductor, will
open the Festival with a Symphony
Concert featuring the noted contralto,
Maureen Forrester. A few evenings
later on July 21 the world premiere
of a Canadian three-act play—"The
World of the Wonderful Dark", will
be presented in the Georgia Auditorium. Written by Canadian playwright
Lister Sinclair, the play has a cast
of 45 and is set on the Pacific Coast
of British Columbia before the arrival of the white man. The play
contains much spectacle, music and
dance, but is basically a drama of
powerful  and   moving   proportions.
A full scale production of Mozart's
"Don Giovanni" starring George London and directed by Europe's foremost   opera   producer,    Dr.   Gunther
Rennert, wil play for six performances. Marcel Marceau, the great
French mime actor, will appear with
members of his troupe; William Steinberg, Director of the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra, will conduct
several concerts including a performance of the Verdi Requiem and the
North American premiere of Vaughan
Williams' Ninth  Symphony.
There will be a splendid array of
soloists including Glenn Gould, Lois
Marshall, George London, Von Vickers, William Primrose, Pierrette
Alarie, Ingrid Bjoner, Leopold Simon-
eau, and Vronsky and Babin. The
Festival Quartet composed of Victor
Babin, Szymon Goldberg, William
Primrose and Nikolai Graudan, will
play several concerts and will give a
series of master classes at the University of British Columbia under the
auspices of the LTniversity of British
Columbia Summer School of Arts.
The National Dancers of Ceylon, rated among the best and most spectacular dancers in the world, will give
eight performances dressed in their
colourful native costumes and moving
to the sound of native instruments.
There will be a Film Festival of major proportions with films from more
than twenty countries.
It may not be Vancouver's first
taste of culture, but certainly it will
be the biggest and most internationally important event of its kind ever
to take place in this area, and the
most surprising fact of all is that it
is planned as an annual event. Even
now the details of the Festival for
1959 are being worked out.
As we stated at the beginning,
events of the size and importance of
the Vancouver International Festival
don't just happen; they evolve from a
great multitude of happenings. We
have indicated that the roots of this
Festival lie deep and go back many
years. When Mr. and Mrs. Kean received the applause of a grateful audience in Victoria almost a hundred
years ago, not even the wildest
dreamers of the day could see a time
when the best artists of eight nations
would meet in this Province to perform before an international audience. All the necessary requirements
for a Festival of the Arts have been
assembled now; the artists have been
signed, the costumes created, and the
scenery has been built; one last all-
important detail needs to be attended
to—the gathering together of the audience. The word "Festival" implies
the assembly of people, thousands of
people, all assembling for the same
enjoyable purpose. It is not enough
to present a brilliant array of performers. In a festival the audience
itself constitutes a performance. A
festival requires a spontaneous display of excitement and celebration
and this can only come from the
audience—the thousands of people
who will come from all parts of this
Province and all parts of this Continent to attend the largest and most
important festival of its kind ever
to be held in North America. All of
us can feel justifiably proud of this
Festival. All of us have played a
small part in bringing it about, and
all of us should undertake to extend
an invitation to friends beyond the
Province to be present when the Vancouver International Festival curtain
rolls up on July 19th.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
32 Counting owls in painting by B.C. artist Jack Shadbolt are Pn.sia\nt NAM MacKi.nzi<. (left) and
Pierre Berton, a U.B.C. graduate and now editor of Maclean's Magazine. The painting wo* one of nine
presented to U.B.C. by the Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company which commissioned them for a centennial
edition of Maclean's. Dr. MacKenzie accepted the paintings from Mr. Berton at ceremonies in Brock Hall
and then turned the collection over to the Brock  Hall Art Collection of Canadian  Painting.
Campus News and Views
By BILL BALLENTINE, B.A. '59
A. M. S. PUBLIC  RELATIONS OFFICER
Representatives of the student body
were in Victoria, May 9, to meet with
members of the Provincial Cabinet in
an effort to obtain increased financial
aid for students in the form of bursaries, scholarships and loans. In their
brief to the Cabinet, the Delegation,
headed by A.M.S. President Chuck
Connaghan, pointed out that during
the summer months only 16 per cent
of the students are able to earn more
than $1200—the amount necessary to
finance a year's study. The average
summer earning for students in B.C.
was $750, or just over half the necessary amount. Further, it was pointed
out that this summer, students are
finding it especially difficult to find
work. Following the meeting, the
delegates expressed confidence that
increased help would be forthcoming.
The U.B.C. brief was one of several
presented to Provincial Governments
in Canada this spring. Early in the
year, the National Federation of Canadian University Students proposed a
national scholarship scheme financed
jointly by the Federal and Provincial
Governments. Since then the students
of a number of Canadian universities
have approached their Provincial Governments.
TWO  IMPORTANT CONFERENCES
U.B.C. played host to two important
student conferences this spring. During the first week of May, delegates
from Canada's four western universities met on the Campus for the annual Western Regional Conference of
the National  Federation of Canadian
University students. In March, U.B.C.
welcomed delegates from the nine
member universities of the Evergreen
Conference at discussions covering all
phases of student government and
activities.
SUCCESSFUL OPEN  HOUSE
Open House 1958, held February 28
and March 1, brought more than
60,000 visitors to the Campus. Hundreds of students and faculty members worked together to stage the
two - day affair. The theme was
"U.B.C—A Partner in Your Community's Growth", and displays were
designed to show the University in its
role in the past, present and future of
British Columbia.
A highlight of Open House was the
"Space Modulator" designed by students and faculty of the School of
Architecture and erected on the main
mall. The tower is to remain standing
as a Centennial Year symbol.
COUNCIL ELECTED
A highlight of campus political life
this Spring was the election of the
1958 - 59 Students' Council. Chuck
Connaghan, a 26-year-old Irishman,
is the new President of the Alma
Mater Society. His Vice-President
will be Jairus Mutambikwa, a foreign-
exchange  student  from  Rhodesia.
Two issues, which are becoming almost traditional in Campus affairs,
dominated the Campus political scene.
The first was a proposal to abolish
from the Students' Council the position of Chairman of the Women's
Undergraduate Society. With the
help of a solid block of votes from
the   Engineers,   the   women   won   out
and the W.U.S. chairman stays. The
second issue was a proposed new
system of student government which
would abolish annual general meetings. With next year's enrolment expected to pass the 10,000 mark, many
students feel that general meetings of
all the students are no longer practical. It is proposed that they would
be replaced by meetings of an elected
assembly. It's expected that the issue
will be put before the students in
the fall.
VISIT TO WASHINGTON
In March, officials of the University
of Washington invited members of
the U.B.C Parliamentary Council to
visit the Washington Campus and
demonstrate the principles of Canadian Government with a "Mock Parliament". More than ninety B. C.
students took part, representing all
of the Canadian political parties. It
was a full-scale demonstration, complete with Mace, Speaker of the
House, Black Rod, and a Governor-
General's Speech from the Throne.
Later, the Canadian students met in
discussion groups with members of
political clubs at the University of
Washington.
BLITZ HELPS FUND
There's no doubt in the minds of
the students that the most important
event of the year was the one night
"Blitz" of Western Vancouver for
funds for the Development Campaign.
On the evening of February 17, more
than a thousand students canvassed
Vancouver residents. The night had
been planned for months. Under
Chuck Connaghan and his Committee,
every detail was planned in advance
to help the canvassers. Vancouver
newspapers and radio and television
stations prepared the way for them.
From 7 until 12 midnight, while the
blitz was in progress, one Vancouver
radio station turned over its entire
operation to members of the University Radio Society, who originated a
"remote" broadcast direct from the
Campus. Before the night was over,
the student canvassers had collected
almost $50,000 for the Development
Fund Campaign. To this figure was
added $150,000 which the students
levied upon themselves last fall for
the construction of student housing
facilities.
ODDS AND  ENDS
A bronze mural by Mr. and Mrs. Lionel
Thomas of U.B.C. has been commissioned as
the gift of the '58 Grad Class. It will hang
on a wall of the Extension to Brock Hall
. . . Student clubs on Campus now number
over 90. Some of the latest include a Parapsychology Club, a Sports Car Club, and a
Zionist Club . . . One of the best-attended
courses on the Campus this spring was
"Music 201". That was the name given
to a series of C.B.C.-Radio Jazz Programmes which originated each Monday from
the Brock . . . The Southam Trophy awarded
each year to a university newspaper for
outstanding editorial content was won this
year by the "Ubyssey" . . . U.B.C.'s students
have gone on record against the "Apartheid"
educational system in South Africa. In a
resolution passed this spring, the students condemned segregation in education as enforced
by  the  Bantu   Education  Act   of  South   Africa.
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By R. J. (BUS) PHILLIPS
Athletic Director, U.B.C.
At its Annual Meeting in Saskatoon
on March 29 the Western Canadian
Intercollegiate Athletic Union accepted unanimously the application of
The University of British Columbia
for re-admission, effective with the
1958-59 term. This means that U.B.C.
will be a Non-Participating Member
for one year, and will commence competition in the Fall of 1959. While the
Men's Athletic Programme will be
initiated  at  that  time,  the  Women's
Section was invited to participate also,
and the proposal is now being studied
by the U.B.C. Women's Athletic Committee.
The Men's Programme involves
Football and Basketball on a League
basis, plus Volleyball, Swimming,
Wrestling, Badminton, Curling, Fencing, Cross Country, Golf and Tennis
on a One-Competition basis in each
sport, with several sports combined
to make a Sports Weekend. Manitoba
would not compete in Football but is
included in all other sports. The following Schedule will be effective with
the 1959-60  Season:
Football—British Columbia, Alberta
and Saskatchewan will play each
other  two  games   (home  and   home).
Basketball—All four Western Universities will compete in a 12-game
schedule, playing each other four
games   (2 away and 2 home).
Volleyball, Swimming and Wrestling—One meet at Alberta—February,
1960.
Badminton, Curling and Fencing—
One meet at Manitoba—March, 1960.
Cross-Country—One meet at Saskatchewan—October,   1959.
Golf and Tennis—One meet at British Columbia—October,  1959.
Summary of Sports Results — 1957-58
Sport
Coach
Manager
Overall  Record
BADMINTON
None
Peter  Petrasnk
Div. C—W-4, L-5
Racquets  Open-
Finals in Men's
Doubles
V & D Open-
Finals "li" Singles
&  "B"  Doubles
B.C.  Open—Won
"Ii" Doubles
Seatlle—Won
Doubles.
Interior Open —
Finals  Men's
Doubles.  Consolation
Singles
City Open-
Finals Men's
Doubles. Consolation
Singles. Won Mixed
"B" Doubles
BASEBALL
Frank  Gnup
Steve Zibin
BASKETBALL Jack   Pomfret
Bob Hunter
Played  13—W-9. I
Exhibition
Runs  for—88
Runs  ag.—67
Points   for—2090
Points as.—21S9
Evergreen   Con-
ference. W-3, L-9
Points  for—694
Points  air.—809
FOOTBALL
Frank Gnup
Bob  Hindmarch
Won 1. Lost 9
Points for— 91
Points  ag.—394
None
CROSS  COUNTRY      Peter  Mullins
Len Traboulay
"A" Division
—9th. W-3.
L-10,  D-2
CURLING
None
John  Minichiello
Don Stewart
"A"  & "B" Teams
finished 1st & 2nd
for Admiral
Nelles Trophy—
Victoria
Totem and
Capilano—
W-6.   L-4
Evergreen Conference. W-0. L-6
Points for— 38
Points air.—261
2nd "Team in "B"
Division.    Won
Gardner-Johnson
Shield_        	
10th  Annual Pacific
Northwest.  U.B.C.
team finished  4th
in Senior Race :
2nd in Junior
University of
Alberta.   W-l,  L-2
B.C.  Senior Playoff.
W-5, L-6  (lost final
to Filers)
Points  for—725
Poinfs ag.—700
Lost Churchill Cup
to Western
Ontario   54 - 0
Totem  Tournament.
Lost Final to
C-FUN
Dr. Gordon  Burke
Inspirational
Shield-
Hill  Melville
R. Papin—Top
Bowler in "B"
Division
Paul  Burkhardt
Hans   Rainer
Gary  Puder
Open  Sabre won
by Gyula  Kiss
Exhibition—
W-4, L-3. Tied 1
Evergreen  Conference to be
decided
GRASS HOCKEY        Dr. Malcolm
McGregor
John  Chant
W-15, L-2. D-3
Points for—88
Points ag.—23
GYMNASTICS
Dr. Doug Whittle Carl  Bottaro
W-l, L-5 against
Pacific Coast
Conference
Schools
ICE HOCKEY Dr. Ron  Donnelly Tat Dohm
Won New West.
Hockey League
W-10, L-7. T-3
Dieter Weichert
won 29 first places
outstanding gymnast
in Pacific Northwt st
Lost Hamber  Cup
to University of
Alberta. 2-0
RUGBY
Dr. Max  Howeli Don  Pepper
Albert  Laithwaite
Miller Cup—
W-4, L-0, T-2
Incomplete
McKechnie Cup
W-3. L-l, Tied
with Vancouver
World   Cup.
W-3. L-l over
California.
Points   for—48
Points  ag.—34
Lost  Exhibition
to UCLA.  12-6
ROWING
John  Warren
Rick  Merrill
Defeated  Oregon
State 8's and 4
(with cox)
Races with U. of
Washington May 24
and 31 to be
decided
SKIING
Al Fishor
Bruce  Verchere
Won  Wenatchee
Meet.  2nd at
Banff.  Rossland
and Kimberley
Frank  Kur
John  McDiarmid
W-5, L-ll, T-5
Points for—39
Points ag.—64
SWIMMING
Peter  Lusztig
Allan  Dick
W-6.  L-3
Points for—546
Points ag.—341
Dr. Geoff Parkinson     Peter McPherson
Won Evergreen
Conference Meet
139 - 74
Evergreen   Conference
to be decided
TRACK  &  FIELD       Peter  Mullins
VOLLEYBALL
Frank  Kuruc
John  Minichiello
Chuck   Kuhn
Evergreen  Conference
to be decided
City  League
Winner—
W-9.  L-4
Won   Invitational
Tournament—defeated U. of Washington
in Final
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ALLAN JARDINE ANDERSON
Allan J. Anderson, B.A.Sc.'23, died suddenly
in Hayward, California, on April 22, 1958.
He was familiarly and affectionately known
as "Brick" to his classmates and to a host
of friends during his University days in Vancouver.
To his classmates he will be remembered
for his good judgment and a keen sense of
humour that made him an indispensable part
of all class activities ; also for those unforgettable performances as cheer leader in 1922-23.
Our friendship and sympathy go to Mrs.
Anderson who was an adopted member of the
Class,   and   to   their   children.
Born in Ontario in 1896, Allan graduated
in Chemical Engineering. He was a student
in the first year of U.B.C, Session 1915-16.
He had a reputation of being a poet and contributed the following prophetic poem to the
1916   Annual:
U.B.C.   Speaks
"I am the new and hold the Book of Fate
Pulsing   with   new-born   life,  I   sit   and   gaze
Adown the bandit years which lie in wait
To trap these haunters of my youthful days.
Methinks   I   find   in   Time's   still   sealed   pages
Records of those whom in my Halls I see.
Fighting   the   fight   which   stretches   down   the
ages,
And   all   the   better for  their  knowing me."
—A.   J.    A.
He interrupted his schooling in March, 1916,
to go Overseas where he served with the 46th
Canadian Infantry Battalion for three years
and   four  months,   being   wounded  twice.
He joined the American Potash and Chemical Corporation at Trona, California, as a
Research Chemist in November, 1923, and a
few months later, was married to Rita Graham, sister of a classmate and former resident of Vancouver. From Research he progressed to the Production Department and
served as Plant Manager for ten years until
1957 when he was appointed Advisory Engineer. The following statement was given to
the Trona Press by the President of American
Potash. "Andy was an integral part of American Potash and Chemical Corporation. He and
the Trona Plant matured and developed
together. His labour and knowledge greatly
contributed   to  the  growth   of   our   Company."
He is survived by his widow, Rita, sons
Douglas and Hugh and a daughter, Mrs. Jean
Bee of Haywood, California. There are six
Grandchildren.
—Dean   H.   C.   Gunning.
JAMES WOLSELY THOMSON
James Wolsely Thom-
j son, M.D., CM. |Mc
I Gil 1), Convocation
j Founder and Vancouver Physician and Sur-
- geon for 50 years, died
on May 5 in the General Hospital where he
was an Honorary Staff
Surgeon. Dr. Thomson
interned in 1907 in the
I Vancouver General and
later entered practice
with the late Dr. R. E.
McKechnie, former
U.B.C. Chancellor. He
took an active interest
always in the University. Dr. Thomson was
a 32nd Degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite
and a Member of the Western Gate Lodge No.
48 A.F. and A.M. He contributed much toward
the work of the B.C. Cancer Society and was
a member of several Vancouver Service and
Social Clubs. He is survived by his wife,
Grace, of 2430 Southwest Marine Drive ; three
daughters, Mrs. Grace Flesher, of Phillips
Arm, Mrs. Madge McCririck of Vancouver
and Mrs. Patricia Grinnell of Cohasset, Mass ;
three brothers, Leonard and Herbert of Powell
River and Wesley of Vancouver; four sisters:
Mrs. Ethel Brandon, Mildred and Winnifred
of Vancouver and Mrs. Ruth Thornbeck of
California  and   10   Grandchildren.   He  was   74.
J.W.THOMSON
GUTTER1DGE
1925
Harry    Stoneman
Gutteridge,   B.S.A.,
M.S.A.(McGill), Chief
of the Federal Experimental Farms Service
since 1948, died in hospital in Ottawa May
13, 1958, after a long
illness. Mr. Gutteridge
joined the Staff of the
Farms Service in 1926
and was one of Canada's outstanding Poultry Experts. He is credited with making
valuable contributions
in the field of Poultry
Nutrition. As Chief of the Poultry Division, Mr.
Gutteridge was Senior Canadian Delegate to
the World Poultry Congress in Paris in 1951
and again in Edinburgh in 1954. He was a
member of the Professional Institute of the
Public Service of Canada and the Agricultural
Institute of Canada, the latter of which he
was Past President of the Eastern Ontario
Branch. Mr, Gutteridge participated in the
1922 Great Trek to Point Grey. He is survived
by his wife, Ella, of The Dominion Experimental
Farm, Ottawa ; two sons, Robert and Donald and
a daughter, Carol, at home in Ottawa : a third
son, David, in Toronto ; a sister, Mrs. C. S. Babb
of 3222 West 24th Avenue, Vancouver, and a
brother, Wilfred C. of 2767 West 29th Avenue,
Vancouver. He was 55.
1928
Reid L. McLennan,
B.A., Vancouver Lawyer, died unexpectedly
at his home, April 30,
1958, aged 50 years.
k. Mr. McLennan was
iborn in Portland, Oregon and at an early
1 age moved to Vancou-
iver. He was also a
I graduate of the Royal
I Military College, King-
Iston, Ontario. Mr.
1 McLennan articled in
■ Prince Rupert with A.
M. Manson, now Mr.
Justice Manson of the
Supreme Court of B.C., and later returned
to Vancouver in 1939 where he practised
Law for the past 20 years. He was a member
of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. He is survived
by his wife, Lora, of 1761 Ottawa Avenue,
West   Vancouver.
R. L. McLENNAN
Rev. Victor Harold Sansum, B.A., M.A. '29,
B.D. '21 (Columbian College), Resident Secretary of the Central Y.M.C.A. in Vancouver
since 1949, died May 21, 1958, at his home in
Vancouver. Born in England, he came to Vancouver in his youth where he received his
education. On graduating from Columbian
College he won the Gold Medal in Theology.
He held Ministries in many churches both in
the Interior of British Columbia and on the
Pacific Coast, as well as those of Beaconsfield
and Douglas Park United Churches in Vancouver. During World War I he served in
France with the 47th Battalion. He is survived by his wife, Alice, of 2K43 West 24th
Avenue; two sons, John in Ontario and Victor
in New York; three daughters, Mrs. A. D.
Booth of Salmon Arm, Mrs. Joan Richards of
San Francisco and Mrs. R. M. Phipps of
Seattle; five grandchildren; a brother, John
in Vancouver and a sister in England. He
was    65.
1942
Jack Leonard McMillan, B.A., M.D., CM.
I Queen's), General Practitioner, was killed
with his wife, Ruth, April 20, 1958, when
their Bonanza single-engined plane crashed
and burred while landing at Newport Airport   in   Oregon.    Dr.    McMillan   was   born   in
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE BIRTHS
MR.   AND   MRS.   TREVOR   R.   BAGOT,   B.A.
Se.'5T,  a  daughter,  Frances  Joan,   November
1,    1957,    in    Milwaukee,   Wisconsin.
MR.   AND   MRS.  A.  A.   BOWNICK,  B.Com.'49
a   son,    Martin   Oliver,   March    20,   1958,   in
Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   ROBERT   BRADY,   B.Com.
'55,   a   son,   Michael   Allen,   March   18,   1958,
in   Vancouver.
MR.  AND  MRS.  SYDNEY E. BROWN-JOHN,
B.A.'50,   (nee JANE  M.   ATKINSON,  B.S.A.
'51l,   a   son,   Sydney   Edward,   February   4,
1958,    in    Vancouver.
IN   MEMORIAM
Continued from Page 37
Vancouver where, after praduatinp: from
U.B.C. and Queen's, he interned at The Vancouver General Hospital before establishing
his own practice. He is survived by his three
sons, Donald 9, Brian 8, and Danny 3 ; his
mother, of 2221 Rumble, and two sisters,
one in San Francisco and the other in Eastern
Canada.   He   was   38.
1943
Albert N. O'Neill, B.A., M.A.'45, Ph.D
(Columbia), died in hospital in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, May 8, 1958, aped 38. After graduation
from U.B.C. Dr. O'Neill worked with the
B.C. Research Council in Vancouver and with
the Polymer Corporation in Sarnia, Ontario.
In 1951 he went to Halifax as Chief Organic
Chemist with the National Research Council's
Atlantic   Regional   Laboratories.
Dr. O'Neill is survived by his wife and four
children in Halifax and his parents Mr. and
Mrs.   William   O'Neill   of   Prince   Rupert,   B.C.
Douglas H. Cherry, B.A., M.A.'52, B.Ed'57,
was drowned off Point Roberts on September
20. 1957. He was on the Teaching Staff of
Lord Byng Junior-Senior High School at the
time. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, (nee
Wood, B.S.P.'50), and two children, Michael
and   Marilyn.   He   was   35.
MR.   AND  MRS.  ROBERT CHATTEY,  B.Com.
'52,   a   son,   Robert   Wesley,   March   19,   1958,
in   Vancouver.
MR.  AND  MRS.   PETER  C.   CLEGG,  B.A.'57,
a    son,    Bruce    Clelland    Clegg,    March    21,
1958,  in  Brantford,   Ontario.
MR.   AND   MRS.   L.   D.   J.   CUTHILL,   B.Com.
'48,   (nee   PATRICIA  WEBSTER,   B.A.   '49),
a  daughter,   Elaine  Patricia,   April   8,   1958,
in  Vancouver.
MR.  AND MRS.  E.  D.   (TED)   DUNCAN, B.A.
'54,   LL.B/55,   (nee   SHEILA   SWINARTON,
B.A.'561,   a   daughter,   Cynthia   Anne,   January   7,   1958,   in   Calgary.
MR.   AND   MRS.   LORNE   A.   FINGARSON,
B.Com.'55,   nee   MARILYN   STEVENS,   B.S.
P.*55(,   a   son,   December   14,   1957,   in   New
Westminster.
MR.   AND  MRS.  DONALD GRAY, B.Com.'53,
(nee   ROSALIE   HAAKONSEN,   B.A/50,   B.
S.W.'51),    a   daughter,    November    12,    1957,
in   Kitimat.
MR.   AND   MRS.   ALBERT   E.   HARBOTTLE,
B.Com.'52,    a    son,    Ross   Michael    Cameron,
December   11,   1957,   in   Vancouver.
DRS.   ROLAND   E.   HARLOS,   M.D/55,   AND
SHARON   HARLOS    (nee   PITTS,   M.D.'57),
a   son,    David    Michael,   December    3,    1957,
in   Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   WILLIAM   KELSBURG,   B.
Com/48,  a  son, Daniel Watson,   February 22,
1958,  in   Boston,  Mass.
MR.   AND   MRS.   COLIN   R.   LUCAS,   B.A/44,
B.Com/44,   (nee   CATHERINE   E.   VOSPER,
B.A/47),   a   daughter,   Blythe   Janet,   October
2,  1957,   in  Springfield,  111.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES G. MANN, B.Com.
'57,    a    son,    Robert    James,    December    17,
1957, in   North   Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. J. M. McLENNAN, B.Com.
47, a daughter, Kim Elizabeth, December
2,   1957,   in    Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. W. CLIVE McQUEEN, B.
Com/50, a daughter, Karen Ann, November
23,   1957,   in   Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. DOUGLAS R. PARKIN,
B.Com/52, a daughter, Janice Mair, December   15,   1957,   in   Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN C. RITCHIE, B.Com.
54, a son, David Christie, April 8, 1958,
in    Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. HENRY S. F. ROGERS,
B.A/50, B.Com/53, (nee HELEN de LOT-
BINIERE-HARWOOD, B.A/53), a daughter,
Elizabeth Claire, March 22, 1958, in Sedro
Woolley, Washington.
DR. AND MRS. ALEXANDER SAUNDERS,
M.D/57,    a    son,    Paul    Alexander,    April    8,
1958, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. PAUL MILLER STEINER,
(nee NAN ADAMSON, B.A/54), a son,
David Miller, April 9, 1958, in Phoenix,
Arizona.
MR. AND MRS. A. HILARY WOTHER-
SPOON, B.Com/49, B.A/50, a daughter,
Shelley Elaine, December 15, 1957, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. KENNETH McKENZIE
WRIGHT, B.Com/50, a daughter, Margaret
Beth,  March  19,  1958,  in Vancouver.
MARRIAGES
BAMBER-MACKAY. F.O. Vernon F. Bamber,
B.S.P.'57,   to   Marilyn   Karen   Mackay.
BARRY-GUICHON. John Reginald Barry,
B.S.A.'49, to Mary Therise Guichon, B.Com.
'54,   in   Ladner.
BEAUMONT-UPSON. Ronald Clayton Beaumont, B.A.'57, to Marcia Gay Upson, in
San   Francisco.
BECKETT-McIVOR. Ronald Murray Beckett,
to   Joan   Lorraine   Mclvor,   B.H.E.'56.
BELYEA-DILLON. Arthur Doujrlas Belyea,
B.Com.'47, to Mary Judith Dillon, in
Ottawa.
BENNETT-WALKER. Richard Bedford Bennett, M.D/5H, to Marilyn Diane Walker,
B.A.'55.
BIRCH-PLASKETT. Ronald George Noel
Birch,   B.A.'57. to Mary  Joyce Plaskett.
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Box   856
Alice   Arm—Harry  Bobtv,*   B.A Jo'47,  Alice   Arm.
Armstrong—Mrs. C   C.   Wright,*  B A.'44,  Box  418.
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100
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Manager,  Bridge  River Area,   B.C.   Electric  Co.
Ltd.,   Shalalth,   B.C.
Merritt—Richard    M.    Brown,*    B.A/48,    LL B/52,
Box   1710.
Mission   City- Fred   A.   Boyle,*   B.A/47,   LL B/50,
P O.   Box  628,   Arcade   Bldg.
Nanaimo—Hugh    B.     Heath,    B A/49,    LL.B/50,
Box   121.
Nelson —Loo  S.   Gansner,   B.A/35,   B.Com/35,   Box
490
Ocean  Falls—John Graham,*  B A.Sc'50,   Box 598.
Oliver-  Rudolph      P      Guidi,     B A/53,      B.Ed/55,
Principal—Senior   High  School
Osoyoos—Wm.   D.   MacLeod,*   BA/51,   Principal,
Osovoos   Elementary   Jr.   High   School.
Penticton—Dr. Hugh Barr, 383  Ellis St
Port    Mellon-L.    C.    Hempsall,*    B.A Sc/50,    Box
152.
Powell  River—Dr   & Mrs.  John   L.   Keays   B A.'41
B.A Sc '41,   B.A '39,   Box   433.
Prince   George—Dr.    Denning    E.    Waller,    B A/49,
1268—5th   Ave
Prince   Rupert—James   T,    Harvey,*   B.A.'28,   P.O.
Box   128
Princeton—Miss   Isabel   C.   Howse,*  Box  85.
Qualicum    J.     L      Nicholls,*     B A/36,     B.Ed/53,
Principal,   Qualicum   Beach   Jr.-Sr,   High   School,
Qualicum    Beach,    B.C.
Quesnel-   Charles    G.    Greenwood,    B.Ed.'44,    Box
1 119
Revelstoke -Mrs.    H.    J.    MacKay,    B.A/38,    202
—6th   St.   E.
Salmon    Arm— C     H.    Millar,*    B.S.P/49,    Salmon
Arm Jr-Sr,  High School, Box  140.
Smithers—Laurence    W.     Perry,*     LL B/50,     P.O.
Box  790
Squamish     I.   Smith,*   Principal,   Squamish   Jr.-Sr.
High School,  Box  99
Summerland -Mrs    A    K.   MacLeod,   B.A/34,   Box
166, West Summerland,  B.C.
Terrace-   John   C.   Lawrance,*   B.A/32,   Principal,
Skeena Jr.-Sr.  High School.
Trail—Andrew    E.    Soles,    BA/51,   Vice-Principal,
J.   Lloyd   Crowe   High   School,   Box   210.
Vernon- Patrick   F.   Mackie,   B.A/51,   R.R.   #3.
Victoria—Reginald     H.     Roy,     B A/50,     M.A/51,
3825   Merriman   Drive.
&   Mrs    Lynn   K.   Sully,*   B.S.A.
K.  Sully & Co ,   14933  Wash-
Duthie,*
..A.
Invermere,
40,   Alaska
B.C.
Pine
White   Rock—Mr
'44,   B.A/40,   L
ington   Ave.
Williams   Lake - Mrs.   C.   Douglas  Stevenson    B A
'27,   Box  303.
Windermere—Mrs.   G
Woodfibre— R    H.   McBean
&  Cellulose  Ltd.
Canada (Except B.C.)
Calgary,   Alberta-Richard    H     King,    B.A.Sc/36
Oil   &  Conservation   Board,  603—6th   Ave.   S W
Deep   River,   Ontario—Dr.   Walter   M.   Barss,   B A
'37,   M.A/39,    Ph D/42
Edmonton,    Alberta—C
B.S.W/51,   10138—100
London,    Ontario- Frank
c/o    Bluewater   Oil    Cr
Dundas   Building,   195
.'50,
60   Laurier   Ave
A.     Westcott,     B.A.'
A   Street,
L.     Fournier,*     B.A '29,
Gas    Ltd.,    Room    312,
Dundas   St.
Montreal,    Quebec—Joseph    M.    Schell,     B.A.'21,
47   Chesterfield   Ave.
Ottawa,  Ontario - Victor W.  Johnston,   B Com.'44,
1099   Aldea   Ave.
Peterborough,   Ontario—Norman   L.   Carlson,   B.A.
Sc/51,   577   McCannon   Ave
Regina,   Saskatchewan—Gray  A.   Gillespie,   B.Com.
'48,   c/o   Gillespie   Floral   Ltd.,   1841   Scarth   St.
Saskatoon,  Saskatchewan—Dr.  J.   Pepper,   B.A/39,
MA/41,    Dept.    of   Chemistry,    Univ.    of   Sask.
Toronto,    Ontario—Harry   C.    Campbell,    B.A/40,
Chief   Librarian,   Toronto   Publ.    Library
Winnipeg,   Manitoba—E     W.    H    Brown,   B.A/34,
Hudson's Bay Co
Foreign
California,    Northern—Albert    A.    Drennan,*    B.A.
'23, 420 Market St., San Francisco 11.
New   York,   U.S.A.—Miss   Rosemary   Brough,   B.A.
'47,   214   East   51st   St.
Portland,    Oregon    Dr.    David    B     Charlton,   B.A.
'25,   2340   Jefferson   St.,   P.O    Box   1048.
Seattle,   Washington—R    A.   Montgomery,   B A '40
1830- 100th N.E ,  Bellevue, Wash
United  Kingdom—Mrs.   Douglas Roe,  901   Hawkins
House,   Dolphin   Sq.,   London,   S.W.   1,   England.
Yukon Branch, Whitehorse- Capt. Ralph B. Huene,*
B.A'49,    c/o    19
hini,   Whitehorse
Coy,
Y.T.
RCA.S.C,   Camp   Tak-
Branch   contacts,   all   others   Presidents.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
38 DESIGNED FOR FASTER, MORE ACCURATE
"SWING" MEASUREMENTS
SWING
MECHANISM
CONTROL
RODS
GRAPHITE
REFLECTOR
BLOCK
The core of the Pool Test Reactor at Chalk River, Canada
another CANADAIR
nuclear ACHIEVEMENT
In Canada's nuclear energy program the need
arose for a method of determining the reactivity
contributions of nuclear fuels and the
absorbing effects of materials used in the
construction of reactors.
Under contract from Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited, Canadair's team of nuclear engineers
designed, constructed and assembled the appropriate
swimming pool type reactor, and a mechanical
Swing Mechanism that would perform these
reactivity measurements. This Swing Mechanism is
an original design developed by Canadair.
The Swing Mechanism consists of an
hydraulically-operated vertical assembly in
which two samples of reactor materials, one of
known, and the other of unknown reactivity, are
alternately placed at the position of maximum neutron
flux to provide an accurate measure of the reactivity
of the unknown sample. High accuracy is achieved
through very fast transit times and extremely close
control of sample trajectory and cycling periodicity.
Considerable flexibility is in turn possible through varying
the length of stroke and ratios of successive half-cycle
times and transit times.
The Canadair Swing Mechanism, of aluminum and
stainless steel construction throughout, is applicable to
any small core reactor but is particularly suitable for
a pool type inasmuch as the water in the pool serves
triply as a reservoir for Ihe hydraulic system and as a
coolant and moderator for the reactor. The sample
carrier within the Mechanism can be reloaded under
water with simple remote handling tools permitting safe,
quick loading of already irradiated samples.
Canadair's nuclear division manufactures
reactors, reactor components and specialized physics
instruments to the most exacting individual
specifications, and its team of experienced nuclear
engineers and scientists is always available for
expert consultation and advice on nuclear problems
related to any field . . . basic research, generation
of heat and power, medicine, agriculture and
general industry. Inquiries are particularly invited
from universities and laboratories.
Write to Nuclear Division, Canadair Limited,
for booklet: "Canadair in the Field of Nucleonics".
;_,. Nuclear Division
q C A N A D A ■ R
Limited,  Montreal
• Aircraft • Guided Missiles
• Research and Development • Nuclear Engineering
Assembly and testing of the Pool Test Reactor at Chalk
River, Canada
CA58-NU25CT
39      U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED
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