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  You need
the background
to know
the situation
For background information as well
as up-to-date facts about business conditions in Canada—read the Bank of
Montreal Business Review.
This four-page summary gives you
the broad picture of Canadian economic   developments   and trends.   Issued  every month, it contains  a  penetrating
analysis of the business situation and also detailed surveys of industrial and trade
conditions from coast to coast.
To receive the Business Review each month, simply drop a line on your
letterhead to the Business Development Department, Bank of Montreal,
119 St. James Street West, Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
Bank of Montreal
working with Canadians in every walk of life since 1817
Published by the
Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia
Editor: Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Alumnae Editor: Joan Fraser,  B.A.'51
Board of Management
President    Peter J.   Sharp,   B.Com.'36
Past-President  G.  Dudley Darling,  B.Com.'39
First Vice-President _ Hugh John  Hodgins,  B.A.Sc.'28
Second Vice-President Mrs. Frank M. Ross, B.A/25
Third Vice-President         Dean Blythe A. Eagles, B.A/22
Treasurer   Archie   P.   Gardner,   B.A.'37
Executive Secretary  A.  H.  Sager,  D.F.C,  B.A.'38
Chronicle Editor     Harry T.   Logan,  M.C,  M.A.
Members-at-Large: John Ashby, B.A.'33; Mrs. Morris Belkin,
B.A.'40; Dr. W. G. Black, B.A/22; E. G. (Ernie) Perrault,
B.A/48; Mrs. Lawrence E. Ranta, B.A.'35, B.A.Sc.'39; Leonard
B. Stacey, B.A.Sc.'24.
Degree Representatives: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A.'39;
Applied Science, S'uart S. Lefeaux, B.A.Sc.'45; Architecture,
Harry Lee, B.Arch.'50; Arts, Harold W. Fullerton, B.A/29;
Commerce, Donald A. McRae, B.Com.'47; Forestry, Norman
Dusting, B.S.F.'52; Home Economics, Mrs. George Cornwell,
B.H.E.'49; Law, Brian W. F. McLoughlin, LL.B.'50; Medicine,
Victor A. MacPherson, B.A.'50, M.D.'54; Pharmacy, Miss Anne
Tomljenovich, B.S.P.'54; Physical Education, Hugh k. Marshall,
B.P.E.'50; Social Work, George V. Jones, B.S.W/49, M.S.W/50.
Senate Representatives: Dr. Earle Foerster, B.A.'21; Dr. W. C.
Gibson, B.A/33; Dr. Harry V. Warren, B.A/26, B.A.Sc.'27.
Alma Mater Society Representative: Dick Underhill, A.M.S.,
Editorial Committee
Chairman     ...        Dean   Blythe   Eagles
Advisory Members   Peter Sharp, (ex officio)
Ormonde J. Hall, Past Editor
Undergraduate   Representative  Ted   Lee
Ex-Officio  Harry T.  Logan, A. hi Sager
Chronicle Offices:
Business  Office:   201    Brock  Hall,   U.B.C,  Vancouver  8,   B.C.
Editorial   Office:   207   Brock   Hall,   U.B.C,   Vancouver   8,   B.C.
Published in Vancouver, B. C,and authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa
Calgary—S. (Stan) R. Hughes, B.S.F. '49,  1740—24th St., S.W., Calgary,
Kamloons—Miss Evelyn M. Bradley, B.A. '44 (Exec. Member) 2-728 Pine
St., Kamloops, B.C.
Kelowna—Winston  A.   Shilvock,   B.A.   '31,   286  Bernard  Ave.,   Kelowna,
British Columbia.
Kimberley—John W. Stewart, B.A.Sc. '39, Box 632, Kimberley,  B.C.
Montreal-—E. A. Thompson,  B.A.Sc.  '42,  58  Belmont Ave., Valois,  Que.
Nanaimo—E. D. Strongitharm, B.A. '40, 4 Church St., Nanaimo, B.C.
Northern   California—Albert   A.   Drennan,   B.A.   '23,   420   Market   St.,
San Francisco  11, Calif.
Ottawa—Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, B.A. '27, 7 Crescent Heights, Ottawa, Ont.
Penticton—J.   Peter  Van  der  Hoop,   B.A.   '50,   LL.B.   '51,  c/o  Boyle  &
Atkins, 284 Main St., Penticton,  B.C.
Portland—Dave B. Charlton, B.A. '25,  1834 S.W. Vista, Portland 1, Ore.
Regina—Rex. L. Brown, B.A.Sc. '27, c/o    Imperial Oil Limited,  Box 400,
Regina,  Sask.
Seattle—Dr.  Fred W. Laird,  B.A. '22, Medical Centre, Summit at Madison, Seattle 4, Wash.
Southern  California—Lester  W.   McLennan,  B.A.   '22,  917  Sierra   Vista
Dr.,  Fullerton, Calif.
Summerland—Ewart Woolliams,  B.A. '25, Summerland, B.C.
Toronto—Roy   V.   Jackson,    B.A.    '43,   Apt.   38  -  48   Glenview   Ave.,
Toronto, Ont.
Trail—Dr. C. A. H. Wright, B.Sc. '17, 306 Ritchie Ave., Trail,  B.C.
United  Kingdom—Lt.-Col.  H.   F.   E.  Smith,  '25,   (Hon.  Sec),   B.C.   House,
1-3  Regent St.,  London, S.W.I,   England.
Victoria—Gil  J.   Smith,   B.A.  '49,   Room  328,  Pemberton  Bldg.,  Victoria,
British Columbia.
(Except in the case of Kamloops and the United  Kingdom, the
Alumnus named is President of the Branch.)
Volume 8, No. 4
Winter, 1954
Christmas    Greetings   ... 3
Editorials               5
From  the  Mail  Bag             6
Branches        — 6-7
Rebuild The Brock—Art Sager   ,       7
Graduate Profile—Edith  Lucas—Mrs.  Howard T.  Mitchell       8-9
Chemical  Institute of Canada—W. A.  Bryce   9
The University, 1954—President MacKenzie    11
No News  Is Good  News—David  Brock         12
A  Day  of  Remembrance . — 13
Friends of the University—Asian Studies Proposal           13
Autumn   Congregation                 14-15
Portrait Presented by Faculty Women's Club                   15
MacMillan  Fine Arts Clubs—Marjorie Agnew    .     r 16-17
Canadian  Universities C'ub Formed  in  London—
Lt. Col. H.  F. E. Smith    17
Convocation—Alumni Annual Meeting          18-19
1929  Reunion—Gift to University—Mary Morrison   20
Great Trekker Phyllis  Ross—Dorothy  Taylor            21-22
Oxford in Restrospect—Pat Taylor    .   22-23
Schools—Architecture—Home    Economics   26
The    Faculty           .....    27
Summer  School   New  York—Mary   Fallis           29
Handicap—Geoffrey   Riddehough    29
Thunderbirds in Close Game with Varsity  Blues—Bus Phillips        30
First Term Athletics—A Summary—Bus  Phillips     31
The  Frederic Wood  Programme .   31
Campus  News  and  Views—Danny  Goldsmith   32-33
Marriages  .  33-34
Births       ,...._.     34
Obituary—Dr. George A.  Lamont    ,   34
Trekker,  1954.
by  Henry Carr
GREGORY  ROSS,  D.B.E.,  B.A.,  M.A.
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The University will shortly be making a senior appointment
on the engineering and maintenance staff. Applications are
invited from graduates who have had experience in municipal
engineering, public works, or building construction. Enquiries
may be sent c/o the Chronicle office.
—Advance Notice—
Saturday, March 5th
During   the  week,   evening   events   are   being   planned,   and   on
Saturday the entire University will be on display.
Keep the day and the week, in mind and extend  invitations to
as many people as possible.
Gordon  Armstrong,   for Open  House  Committee.
Meet  Your Old Friends
at the
Happiest Party of the Year!
At the
Commodore Cabaret, Monday, December
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
be obtained at the Alumni Office, Brock Hall
ALma 3044                                $6.00 per
U. B. C. AtUMNI   CHRONICtE Necessity is the mother of banking invention. Since no two
customers have exactly the same plans and problems, the Royal Bank
must be flexible and adaptable in its approach to your banking needs.
Existing services are constantly strengthened, extended and improved
to meet new demands and requirements. You can bank on the Royal to be
constructive, practical, resourceful in helping you with your problems.
Total assets exceed $2,675,000,000
V. B. C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Editor's Page
The announcement made recently in
Ottawa that the Government proposes
to provide funds at once to set tip and
administer a Canada Council to foster
research in the Humanities, analagous
to the National Research Council which
promotes study in the Sciences, reveals
a policy decision which is of the utmost
importance for the future well-being
of Canada. As with many other nations, history and geography have combined to make of Canada a land of
diverse peoples and regions. — factors
which, in themselves, stand in the way
of national unity. In other lands the
struggle to overcome these harriers has
been long and laborious, and often accompanied by civil wars. We have been
fortunate in Canada in the fact that
the two principal races composing our
population very early adopted a policy
of "peaceful co-existence," which has
gradually developed into one of friendly
co-operation in attaining the larger
ends of our life as a nation. The union
of two peoples in a single national
whole, each respecting the rights and
ideals of the other, has created an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding of other peoples to an extent not
always found in a young country, and
this attitude of our people has helped
in assimilating the thousands of other
nationals who have come to live among us. International events and responsibilities undertaken abroad in the
past quarter century have knitted us
closer together so that, in the words of
Prime Minister St. Laurent, "to-day
the Canadians of French origin and
those of English origin are able to live
side by side and work together with
the more recent arrivals in building a
greater Canada."
While Canada has grown in population, in wealth, in power, in a sense of
unity and in influence among the nations, the feeling lias increased in the
minds of thoughtful men and women
that, although the general education of
our people lias been more or less adequately cared for in our schools and
universities, and study of the Sciences
has been intensified to serve well the
needs of industry in the development
of our natural resources, for the purposes of trade and for national defence,
the Humanities—Literature, Arts, Social Sciences—have been neglected. For
some years the Humanities Research
Council of Canada has drawn attention to the serious consequences of this
neglect for our national life, and by
study and action it has sought to
remedy the unhealthy condition.
The Federal Government's interest
in the issue was shown by the appointment, in 1949. of the Massey Commission, which made its report two years
later. The first concrete result of the
Report was the Federal grant to Canadian universities, amounting, this year,
to more than five and a quarter million dollars. Other recommendations
of the Commission have been acted
upon with respect to the National Art
Gallery, the National Library and
Public Archives, and Radio and TV
Broadcasting. The Canada Council,
whose establishment the Prime Minister
first announced, fittingly enough, in an
address to a National Conference of
the Humanities Research Council of
Canada on November lit. lies at the
heart of the Massey Commission Report, for it is designed to foster Canada's cultural development at home
and her cultural relations abroad. Its
most important duty will be to administer a system of fellowships, scholarships, studentships and bursaries, at all
levels of study, in the humanities, social sciences and law: assistance will
thus be given to Canadians to study
these subjects at home cir abroad, and
to students, artists, musicians and
writers from abroad to study in Canada.
In concluding his address the Prime
Minister said, "The future of Canada
and of the free world docs not depend
alone on the ability of our scientists
and on our material progress. Important as they are, these aspects of our
life cannot do more than open up to
us the possibilities of greater human
progress in other fields. Great also is
the part the humanities have to play,
not only in enriching the lives of Canadians, but by helping us to understand
other peoples, their thought processes
anil their way of life; in these ways
they too are contributing to world
In his article on page It of this issue
President MacKenzie writes, "At the
present time I believe the most useful
thing that could be done, in the immediate and long term interest of the university, is to add another 500 acres tc
the campus. This would not cost anyone a nickel for it is the wild land
south and east of the campus and held
for our benefit by the Government. It
would ensure that the university will,
for all time, have enough land for its
needs." We realize how great and how
rapid has been the growth of the T'ni-
versity when we reflect that the University site commission, having selected
the present location, reported to the
Lieutenant-Governor on June 28, 1910,
in these words, "we respectfully suggest that not less than 250 acres be set
apart for the University campus." It
is now felt by the President that the
campus area should be enlarged by no
less than twice its original acreage.
The truth is apparent that there is no
longer sufficient land available on the
University site to satisfy the urgent
demands of University policy and undergraduate needs.
This being so. it becomes increasingly
important that any Master Plan which
may be drawn up now will envisage
future needs and will not. under the
influence of present pressure, make decisions which will hamper future developments, whether of buildings or
of athletic areas. The original design
for the lTniversity, prepared in 1913. by
a commission of three distinguished
architects and planners, acting witli
the University architects, was comprehensive. It provided for "the needs
of a University potentially great",
whose relatively small beginnings were
"arranged witli due regard for economy
and efficiency, yet in such a manner as
to ensure co-ordination with a properly
planned and steadily developing
scheme". (U.B.C. Calendar. 1919-20.
p.20). Because of the First World War,
this plan was hardly begun when it
had to be abandoned. Were it not for
tills intervention of Fortune, who gave
us good measure with a Second World
War, it is quite possible that the development of our Buildings and Grounds
might have kept pace with our needs.
We appear, however, to he on our
way again. As things stand now, the
University lias committed herself for
the forseeable future witli respect to
the location of her Playing Fields,
which must, of course, be sited as near
as possible to the dressing rooms of
the Stadium and the two Gymnasiums.
The case for adequate Playing Fields,
suitably placed, has been carefully
studied by Charlie Campbell's Alumni
Committee on Athletics, whose report,
witli its recommendations, appeared on
page 1.3 of the Summer Chronicle, and
it is hoped that some way can be found
to implement the enlightened spirit, if
not the letter of this report. If Chuck
Campbell's hopes are realized for 1.25
acres of playing held per 100 students,
and Bill Birmingham's Alumni Housing
Committee (see Autumn Chronicle.p.13 I
reaches its objective of Dormitories
for all out-of-town students, — not to
mention the University's immediate
need for Academic and other buildings
to replace the Huts — it would seem
that the only hope of avoiding a head-
on collision, in the scramble for suitable sites, is to be found in President
MacKenzie's proposal "to add another
500 acres to the campus."
Southern California
I have no news regarding local
alumni, but hope to remedy the situation before the next issue. In any
case, a Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year from our local chapter to
all other U.B.C. Alumni!
Regards to you and Mrs. Logan from
Cora and Lester McL.
(Lester W. McLennan, B.A.'22, 917 Sierra Vista
Dr., Fullerton, California.)
Thank somebody for getting our address to you so that we could receive
our copy of the Chronicle. It is appreciated. Be sure to send us a bill if our
past subscriptions are not sufficient for
future copies.
For us, the main "bill-of-fare" is
study and more study. The Carnegie
Institute of Technology is a wonderful
place for post-grad, work in Mechanical
Engineering and I'm learning a lot.
Barb and the youngsters (Allan, 4
years, and Karen, 6 months)  are tine.
Best personal  regards,
Barb and Ted Kirkpatrick.
(Edward Thompson Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc/47, and
Mrs. Kirkpatrick, nee Barbara Kelsburg, B.A.'47)
Attached is a short writeup of the
Canadian Universities' inaugural dinner
meeting which took place on the 11th
November, which will probably be of
interest to your readers.
As you know, the U.B.C. Alumni
Association in this country was functioning to some extent up till 1950, but
since then has been a dormant organization. With the advent of the Canadian Universities Club it seems
expedient that the U.K. branch be
revitalized. We have on our membership list at the present time some 35
members who are actively interested
in continuing their U.B.C. associations
in some manner. The advent of the
Canadian Universities Club is an excellent reason for banding together as
a more cohesive group. As you probably
know there are several alumni groups
who are quite active in London, the
largest being the McGill Society of
Great Britain, then the Toronto Alumni
Association (U.K. Branch) and the
Dalhousie Society of Great Britain.
Dr. Roy Vollum of Oxford was down
to see me two weeks ago and asked,
because he was not living in London,
to be relieved of the duties of President, and he asked if I could find
someone else to take his place. Mrs.
O. K. S. Laugharne, who is now living
in East Grinstead, has expressed a
willingness to take an active part in
the organization. Mrs. Laugharne,
whose maiden name was Grace Smith,
was, I believe, prominent in Student
Council work during her years at University (Arts'25). Accordingly, I would
like to call together a group of U.B.C.
graduates in order to duly elect a
President, Secretary, etc.
WTould you please ask the Executive
Secretary to send me the details of
how a proparly constituted U.K. branch
President  Kelowna   Branch
of the U.B.C. Alumni could be formed,
so that I could put this in the hands
of Mrs. Laugharne for her use at the
reorganization meeting.
With best personal regards and with
kindest wishes, I am,
H. F. E. Smith.
(Lt.-Col.    H.    F.    E.    Smith,    Arts'25,    British
Columbia     House,   1-3    Regent    St.,     London,
I am very sorry to have taken such
a long time to produce the enclosed
short article on the Canadian cricket
tour of last summer. Please alter or
rearrange it in any way you like, and
please do not worry on my account if
you think that the time for publishing
something of this nature has passed.
I have deliberately kept it pretty short,
and mentioned only one or two significant features.
Basil Robinson, B.A.'40.
Office of the High  Commissioner for Canada,
Canada House, London, S.W.I.
Roly was the only Conservative observer on the Delegation. We all lived
very chummily together in the Beekman
Tower Hotel, which is situated on
First and 49th, and were well looked
after by our Secretary General, Mr.
Derek Bedson, and his staff, including
R.C.M.P. officers on guard 24 hours a
day. There is a superb view from the
windows of the Beekman—the East
River, the U.N. Buildings and the
whole galaxy of twinkling skyscrapers
at. night. New York is a most stimulating city.
Sir Zafrulla Kahn came and stayed
last week-end with us and we entertained for him, took him to the country
and talked a lot. We also had Lady
Noon from Pakistan here this last
summer and we see something of the
Baigs, High Commissioner for Pakistan
in Ottawa.       Yours  sincerely,
Norah Michener.
(Nee Norah E. Willis, B.A.'22, Ph.D., Edgehill,
5 Rosedale Road, Toronto 5, wife of D. Roland
Michener, Q.C., B.A., B.C.L., M.A., LL.D., Canadian Government observer at United Nations
this autumn.)
Oct. 20th. The children of Kelowna
and many adults were thrilled with
the live performance of the Vancouver
Holiday Theatre's production of "Puss-
in-Boots." A sell-out matinee was followed by a second performance that
evening. The "Friends of the Library,"
which group includes various alumnae
members, were responsible for this
effort. Their purpose is to raise one
thousand dollars to furnish the new
library which will be opened in Kelowna in December.
Our versatile Ethelwyn Logie (Mrs.
Jim Logie) scored a great hit when
she and the Club president, Frank
Bishop, gave outstanding performances
in the Kelowna Little Theatre production of Mary Chase's play "Harvey"
at the Empress Theatre, November
3rd and 4th.
The two protagonists received excellent support from Mrs. Douglas
Kerr and Mrs. Frank Bishop, as well
as others in the cast.
Mrs. J.  MacLennan,  B.A.'23.
We are meeting on Wednesday, December 8. Ronny Burns (B.Com.'31)
is goius to bring us up to date on the
state of things in B.C. Each autumn
we try to have some newly arrived
exile from the West Coast tell us
what has been happening lately, and
Ronny is this year's victim.
I don't think there is anything very
startling in the way of news. You will
know that Leslie Brown (B.A.'28), is
leaving Ottawa and will be trade
commissioner at Caracas. He and Ruth
are to be here on December 4, and
leave for South America immediately
thereafter. Perhaps you did not know
that Donald Munro (B.A.'38) has been
appointed to the Canadian Embassy
in Dublin. He was acting-Minister
most of the summer.
Wm. Kaye Lamb, B.A.'27, M.A.'SO,
Ph.D.(Univ. of London)'33, LL.IV48.
Just a short note to tell you that the
Seattle Branch of the U.B.C. Alumni
Association held a meeting on Friday,
November 5. at the Student Union
Building of the University of Washington. We had about thirty members
present and took the opportunity of the
gathering to hold an informal meeting.
The result of the meeting was that we
decided to hold a meeting in February
that would take the form of a cocktail
party; that we would follow this meeting with a more formal gathering,
possibly in the nature of a dinner meeting, at which time we would hope to
have a representative from the University present. Our summer picnic at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Arkley
we felt was so successful that we will
U. B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE       6 i: t
The hurned she,, ot Ha„, as see. ,fom ,he Library roof on 0ctober ,,   ^ ^ ^™^ **-Vi«-. -rv.ces
If proof were needed, the Are in the
Brock on October 25th provided a convincing demonstration of the increasing
amount of'interest being shown in the
University by its Alumni and friends.
On the morning after the fire, the
President received an anonymous donation of $5,000 and, shortly after, contributions to the Dollar Campaign
started pouring in from alums all
over the world. In the first two weeks
of the appeal, nearly 1,000 graduates
had responded and the reconstruction
fund was off to a good start.
To those who attended U.B.C. in the
thirties and after, the Brock Memorial
Building was more than just a student
centre, more than just a building. It
was another symbol of student-alumni
initiative and endeavour. Like the
Great Trek, the campaigns for the first
Gymnasium, the Stadium. Plaving
Fields, and later the Memorial Gymnasium, the long drive for funds to
build the Brock was part of the unique
Tuum Est tradition of U.B.C.
To an earlier general ion of students,
the Brock was something more again!
It was a living memorial to the late
Dean Brock—leader, teacher, friend,
first Dean of Applied Science—and to
Mrs. Brock, his great-hearted wife.
To all who used Brock Hall—students, faculty, graduates, civic organizations and occasional visitors it was
the   campus   community   centre,   clubhouse and meeting place.
Insurance on the Brock Building—as
on all other campus buildings — is
sufficient to cover the cost of replacing
the structure exactly as it was before
the fire.   It. is not sufficient, however,
to replace old furniture and equipment
with new, nor to p.,y for the extra
cost involved in excavating the basement  below the main floor.
Many Alumni will remember that
when the Brock was built, there was
not enough money on hand nor h, -i-ht
to construct, a full basement. Experience of the past few years shows that
it would be short-sighted not to ,10 this
work now, before replacing the floor
which was destroyed by the tire. The
new area thus created will help to
relieve the pressure on a building already being used to capacitv.
With the help of friends' and graduates, the students at U.B.C. are now
rebuilding Brock Memorial - everybody's building and everybody's home
on the campus.
in all probability do something similar
this coming summer.
Our meeting was marred by the
fact that our President, Dr. Fred
Laird, and his wife had been in a rather
serious automobile accident the previous evening. You will be glad to know
that they are progressing nicely and
that Dr. Laird has been discharged
from the hospital.
I am enclosing a *list of all the
members who attended our meeting at
the University, and I regret that we do
not have the year of graduation for
them. I might also add that it was on
this evening that we first heard of the
tragic fire at the Brock Building. There
were many members present who had
fond memories of the Brock, and I am
sure that you will find many contribu-
tions coming in from Seattle members
for its reconstruction.
("Marjorie Greene, Chester Pederson, Jack
Grant, Elizabeth Nori, Stan Arkley, Ronald
Todd, Florence Weinstein, Sophie Birch Hil-
dred Bligh, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Matkovchik
Allan J Bluechel, Nora j. Clarke, Roman
Mostar, Peter McTavish, Mr. and Mrs K R
Peters, Hermie Lyons, Betty Groves, Lorna
Carson Evans, Mary McGregor, Mr. and Mrs
Bob Boroughs, Nancy Lees, Jan Selby W a'
Rosene Fred Brewis, Sophie Ladd,' Shirley
Ellison.) '
Robert J. Boroughs, B.A.'39, M.A.'43.
Until I read David Brock's "No
News is Good News" in the last issue,
I did not expect to have anything for
the Winter Chronicle. Now I have
something, but it is likely too late and
in any case the contribution is probably not worth printing.
Anyway, here it is—perhaps your
deadline is flexible by a day or two
and anyway you may be hard up for
the Spring issue.
Roy V. Jackson, B.A.'43.
(Perhaps!    Many thanks,   Roy.—Ed.)
There is not a great deal to report
this time. Dr. C. II. Wright (B.Sc.'lT,
M.Sc'20) has been elected Western
Director of the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce and H. P. (pat) Flynn
(PharmacyT,2i has married Sylvia
Elizabeth Moore of Trail.
Preparations are now being made to
welcome Dean Gage and Dean Chant
as guest speakers at the annual meeting of the local branch on December
U, 1954. A good turn-out is expected
M. M. Wright, B.A.-38, B.A.Sc.'38. Graduate Profile — Edith Lucas
The University of British Columbia
has reason to be proud of Dr. Edith
Lucas and of her achievements. In the
light of her contribution to education
as Director of High School Correspondence Courses, Dr. Lucas is considered
one of the province's foremost educationists. But her further accomplishments in the instruction of Canadian
immigrants since 1948 have given her
renown of national significance. Her
Simple-English Course, embodying her
own method of familiarizing students
as quickly as possible with the sentence
pattern of everyday speech, is used
throughout British  Columbia.
It is considered one of the best systems ever devised for the teaching of
English to foreign students. In an age
of speed, even the assimilation of new
citizens must be accomplished quickly.
Dr. Lucas' Lessons in English produce
results almost immediately in the use
of our national language and in making
the students familiar with the customs
and thought of their new homeland.
Edith Lucas graduated from U.B.C.
with the Class of Arts'25, with double
honours in French and Latin and the
Governor-General's Gold Medal as Head
of the Graduating Class. She was accustomed to her place at the top by
that time, since it had been hers each
year of undergraduate study at Victoria
College and at U.B.C. In 1927 she was
awarded one of the coveted Nichol
scholarships for three years' study in
France at the Sorbonne. By 1930, on
completion of a book-length thesis and
her defence of it before an examining
board of Sorbonne professors, she
added the degree of Docteur de l'Uni-
versite (Paris). One of the conditions
imposed by the Hon. Walter C. Nichol
ob recipients of his scholarship was
that they must return to British Columbia to give the province the benefit of
their graduate studies. We might
otherwise have lost the services of this
brilliant young woman. But in 1930
she joined the staff of the Prince
Rupert High School, wThere from 1931
to 1937 she was Principal. She left
this post to accept work in the Correspondence Division of the Department
of Education in Victoria. One of her
first undertakings was the writing of
the French courses offered by the Department, and the excellence of these
courses is a byword of instructors and
pupils alike.
* (Nee Janet R. MacDonald, B.A.'25. After
graduation Mrs. Mitchell studied at the Sorbonne, Paris. She is one of the founders of
York House School for Girls, of which she is
Advisory Vice-Principal. Under the pen-name
of Ann Wilson, she is known to readers of
Western Homes and Living of which magazine
she is Foods and Cooking Editor. Mrs. Mitchell
is a Trustee of the U.B.C. Development Fund.
She has two sons, Donald, in 4th year Arts,
U.B.C, and Howard, a student at Los Angeles
Art Centre School.)
Photo by Courtesy Ken McAllister, Victoria
In 1940 she became Director of High
School Correspondence Instruction, one
of the most important positions in education in British Columbia. Over 9,000
students of all ages, and occupied in a
great variety of trades and professions
—housewives, loggers, fishermen, etc.—
are enrolled this year—an increase of
well over 5,000 since 1940.
Dr. Lucas supervises this valuable
work with sixty-four instructors and
an office staff of twenty-seven. She
edits and writes courses as needed in
the expansion of the School's curriculum and she corresponds with students,
answering enquiries, encouraging and
inspiring them by her personal interest
in their progress.
The scope and influence of the Correspondence School in British Columbia
is not as well known as it should be.
The School is in fact an integral part
of the educational system of B.C., and
ail instructor is, to all intents and
purposes, a teacher in that school
system. It is possible for students in
superior schools and in small high
schools to take courses not offered because of limited facilities; and in this
way rural students are provided with
instruction in subjects often taught
only in large centres. In city schools,
also, students who have failed to pass
an examination or who are not permitted, because of time-table difficulties,
to follow courses they want, find the
Correspondence School an answer to
their problem. Since teachers can purchase for their own use single copies
of these courses, help is provided for
them, too, in preparation and presentation of material, in teaching techniques
and in the form of exercises for drill
and tests.
Students of school-age, however, account for only half of the numbers
enrolled. The othar half is composed
of adults—persons who study to satisfy
a yearning for knowledge, to ensure
useful occupation of leisure time and
to develop worthwhile hobbies. The
contribution of the courses to the rehabilitation of prisoners within our
penal institutions would make a story
in itself, and should not be overlooked
as a further example of the widespread
influence of Dr. Lucas and her remarkable department.
In 1048 groups of displaced persons
were arriving from all parts of Europe,
most of them with no knowledge of the
English language. They were put to
work on farms, but it was soon evident
that something must be done to get rid
of the language barrier that was their
greatest handicap. Dr. Lucas was
asked to organize and take charge of
the programme in B.C. of training in
English and Citizenship. No suitable
text was available at that time, but,
nothing daunted, Dr. Lucas wrote a
text-book herself. The results were
amazingly good. She devised a method
that is so easily understood, so intelligently organized, that, two months
after starting their studies," many immigrants are speaking English surprisingly well. This first course is accompanied by a Manual of Teaching
Directions for instructors with no
professional training. All over our
province housewives and others are
instructing their hired help and
neighbours, using Dr. Lucas' course.
There are many classes of one student
To prepare new Canadians for citizenship in the fullest sense of the
word, she next produced a seco*d
course in English. With each lesson
of the second course they become
familiar with some phase of Canadian
life. There are answers to many of
the questions that may occur to them
concerning business transactions, the
taxation system, naturalization proceedings,   schools,   shopping,   hospitals,
Photo by Courtesy Division Visual Education
John   Doe,  at home  in  a   remote  part  of B.C.,
working  on  a  General  Science  Course  experiment,   under   direction   of   High   School   Correspondence   Department,  Victoria.
8 menus, customs and traditions in the
home. Equipped with this valuable information, the new Canadian finds his
place with confidence, no longer held
back by misgivings about the unfamiliar.
On completion of the course, the
students are given a certificate in English and Citizenship which they may
show to the judge when they appear
in court for the hearing of their petition for citizenship. Many new Canadians thus know more about their
adopted country and its heritage than
Canadians who have been bom and
brought up here. The value of the
course is becoming recognized across
Canada and it is already being used in
some cities outside the borders of B.C.
Dr. Lucas was honoured as an authority in the field of Correspondence
Education by being elected Vice-
President of the International Conference of experts on Correspondence
Courses held at Pennsylvania State
College in 1953. When the Conference
meets in Banff in 1957, she will be
Chairman of the Vocational Education
She is also Vice-President of the
Canadian Council on Correspondence
Education and is a valued member of
the Victoria Canadian Citizenship
Council. For her services to education,
she was last year awarded a Coronation
In every walk of life and in every
field of endeavour, throughout the
Dominion,  there are grateful students
Photo by Courtesy Division Visual Education,
Dr.   Hildegard   Strathmann   of   Vancouver,   at
work    on    the    High    School    Correspondence
Course,   English   for   New   Canadians.
who have undertaken work under the
direction of this amazing woman.
"Amazing" is an appropriate epithet
because she has indeed accomplished
a prodigious amount of detailed work
in writing, revising and proof-reading
such a volume and variety of courses
as to constitute an almost unbelievable
record in the eyes of those who have
an appreciation of the labour involved.
Her admirable philosophy of life, her
kind-hearted interest in every student,
her sympathetic understanding of their
problems and, above all, her intelligent
help in solving them, have won for her
the universal admiration and gratitude
of her students.
The Nichol scholarship awarded to
Dr. Lucas in 1927 has been repaid a
thousandfold in a quarter-century of
service to her fellow Canadians.
Chemical Institute of Canada
Western Regional Conference at U.B.C.
The U.B.C. Departments of Chemistry
and Chemical Engineering were well
represented at the Second Western
Regional Conference of the Chemical
Institute of Canada held on the
Campus, September 9-11, inclusive.
Approximately 200 chemists and chemical engineers from Western Canada
and the Pacific Northwest were in
attendance. The committee responsible
for arrangements was headed by Dr.
R. H. WTright, B.A.'28, and included
the following people with U.B.C. affiliation: Dr. J. A. F. Gardner, B.A.'40,
Dr. N. M. Carter, B.A.Sc'25, Dr. D.
S. Scott, Assistant Professor, U.B.C,
Dr. B. A. Dunell, B.A.Sc'45, Mrs. J. G.
Hooley, B.A.'38, Dr. J. G. Hooley,
B.A.'34, Mr. B. A. Robinson, B.A.'36,
U.B.C, Dr. L. A. Swain, B.A.'31, and
Dr. W. A. Bryce, Assistant Professor,
Seven technical sessions on chemical
and chemical engineering topics were
held. A discussion on Analytical Chemistry was presided over by Dr. Milton
Kirsch, Assistant Professor, U.B.C,
and  among  those contributing papers
were Dr. G. C. B. Cave. B.A.'39, Mr.
R. J. Hibberson, B.A.'45, and Mr. I. H.
Williams, B.A.'48. Dr. C. Reid, Associate Professor, U.B.C, was in charge
of a discussion of Chemical Bonding
and Reaction Mechanisms, to which
papers were contributed by Mr. Ross
Stewart, B.A.'46, Dr. J. Halpern,
Assistant Professor, I-.B.C.. Mr. E.
Peters. B.A.Sc'49, Dr. C. C. Lee,
Assistant Professor, TT.B.C. and Mr. A.
D. Cohen, B.A.'54. The section dealing
with the Chemistry of Biologically and
Nutritionally Important Products was
chaired by Dr. H. G. Khorana, B.C.
Research Council, U.B.C. and contributions to the discussion were made by
Dr. H. L. A. Tarr, B.S.A.'2«, and by
Dr. Khorana.
Dr. L. D. Hayward, Assistant Professor, U.B.C. presided over a discussion of the Chemistry of Plant Products. Papers in this section were
presented by Dr. J. M. Pepper, B.A.'39,
Mr. G. G. McKeown, B.A.V.0, Mr. J.
R. Brown, B.A.'ol, Mr. I). Glennie,
B.A.'49, and Dr. Hayward.
A section dealing with Solid State
and Surface Chemistry was headed by
Dr. J. Halpern, Assistant Professor,
U.B.C., and was contributed to by Dr.
.1. (}. Hooley, Professor and Chairman
of the Department of Chemistry,
U.B.C. Mr. George Korinek, B.A.'53,
and Mr. G. H. Turner, B.A.'40.
The Chemical Engineering programme included a Sympoisum on
"The Chemical Industry in the West:
Present and Future." One of the
principal contributions to the Symposium was a luncheon address by the
lion. Robert Bonner. B.A.'42, Attorney-
General of B.C.. on the topic "The
Chemical Industry in British Columbia." Dr. L. W. Shcinilt later presided
over a general session to which papers
were contributed by Dr. N. Epstein,
Assistant Professor, U.B.C, Dr. S. D.
Cavers. B.A.Sc.'42, Mr. II. Leon,
B.A.Sc'51. and Dr. I). S. Scott. Assistant  Professor.   U.B.C
A session on Petroleum Technology,
presided over by Mr. J. D. Bell, B.A.Sc.
'40, included contributions made by
Mr. IX Bell, B.A.Sc.'.'il. Mr. W. Ilay-
duk, B.A.Sc'54. Dr. L. W. Shemilt,
Dr. G. W. Govier. B.A.Sc'49. Mr. E. A.
Speers. B.A.Sc'46. and Mr. .1. I). Bell.
The principal social event of the Conference was a banquet held in Brock
Hall on Friday evening. September 10,
at which the speaker was Dr. G. M.
Shrum, Head of the Physics Department, C.B.C.. and Director of the B.C.
Research Council. Dr. Shrum discussed, in a witty, thought-provrffeing
manner, the subject. "Science and the
Changing Patterns of Civilization."
The principal scientific address of the
Conference was given by Dr. Kenneth
S. Pitzer. Dean of the College of Chemistry. University of California. Berkeley, who spoke on the subject. "Recent
Advances in Chemical Thermodynamics."
The program included a number of
visits to plants and nearby laboratories, as well as an excursion to
Nanaimo to tour the Ilarmac Mill of
MacMillan and Bloedel Ltd. and to visit
the Pacific Biological Station at Departure Bay.
J. Gilbert  Hooley,   B.A/34,  M.A.,  Ph.D.(M.I.T.),
Chairman,    U.B.C.    Department   of   Chemistry,
chats with Dr. G. T. Page, General Manager of
Chemical  Institute of Canada.
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U. B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        10 The President Reports
It gives me a great deal of pleasure
once again to be able to tell you something about our University, and to
describe a few of the more interesting
events and developments that have occurred since I last spoke to you a
year ago.
As you will have learned from the
newspapers and in other ways, the
Chancellor, Brigadier Sherwood Lett,
has gone off as Head of the Canadian
Mission to Indo-China. There, in consultation with the representatives of
India and of Poland, he will try to
bring peace and order out of that
difficult and dangerous situation. I
mention this not only because of our
affection and admiration for our Chancellor, but because it marks in another
new and significant way how much we
are a part of the whole of the world
we live in and how important the
Pacific and Asia have become to us.
This is further evidence, if that were
needed, that we should do more than
we have done in the past to inform
ourselves about the peoples and the
countries of the Far East, and so
reach some understanding of their
problems. For many years, we at the
University of British Columbia have
talked about the organization of formal
courses in Far Eastern Studies, and
have frequently stated that we are the
logical place in Canada at which work
of this kind should be organized. To
date, because of limited finances, we
have done very little about this, but I
hope and expect that within the next
year or two this most important dream
can become a reality.
Two weeks ago, our student centre,
the Brock Memorial Building, burned
down. This is particularly distressing
because it was one of the most attractive and useful buildings on the campus.
Fortunately, we carry replacement insurance, but because replacement insurance rarely, if ever, covers all of the
losses sustained, the student body with
their usual energy and initiative have
organized a campaign to make up for
this, and the Brock is rising again from
its ashes.
One of the interesting facts about
our University is the number of students we are attracting from other
parts of the world. This year, nearly
500 students from at least 57 different
countries are enrolled here. This is
education at its best and very much in
keeping with the traditions and practices of great universities throughout
the centuries, for these young people
bring to us a variety of experience and
background   which   could   not   be   ob-
* Portion   of   C.B.C.    Broadcast   by   President
MacKenzie, November 16, 1954.
tained in any other way. We hope that,
in return, they will take back to their
respective countries good opinions of
Canada and of Canadians, for it is on
this basis of knowledge and understanding alone that the problems of
our world can be solved. Incidentally, in this way we are repaying in
some small measure the debt Britisii
Columbia owes to the other universities
of the world for the thousands of our
young people who have been educated
in them. It is particularly appropriate
and encouraging that the Vancouver
Rotary Club has recognized this, and
is proposing to make available to us,
as a major project, the sum of
■$150,000.00 with which to build an
International House on the campus, to
be a meeting place for these students
from other lands and our own young
Last May, at our Spring Congregation, the first class to enroll in our new
Medical Faculty received their degrees.
Their undergraduate work and preclinical studies were carried out over a
period of some five or six years on the
campus of the University. Their last
two clinical years were spent at the
Vancouver General Hospital, and in
the wards of our other local hospitals.
The organization of a new Medica 1
Faculty is a difficult and expensive
undertaking, and much remains to be
done to complete this programme, particularly in respect of the buildings
and other facilities needed. We were
delighted, therefore, to learn a few
days ago that the Government is making available some of the money—which
was authorized by the Legislature some
two or three years ago—for the construction of a building for the Medical
Faculty on the grounds of the Vancouver General Hospital. We are very
grateful to the Government for this
Because some mention has been made
of our Endowment Lands in the press
recently I thought it might be interesting and useful to give you the University's views in respect of them.
Over thirty years ago. the Government and Legislature of that day set
aside the Endowment Lands as a trust
to provide endowment and to benefit
the University.
At the present time I believe the
most useful thing that could be done
in the immediate and long-term interest
of the University is to add another
500 acres to the campus. This would
not cost anyone a nickel, for it is the
wild land south and east of the campus
and it is held for our benefit by the
Government. It would ensure that the
University will, for all time, have
enough land for its needs.   Universities
are likely to carry on as long as the
race itself. British Columbia is bound
to grow in population and wealth. And
the University will grow with the
Province and will need land. In the
meantime we will use the extra land
for buildings, for botanical gardens,
for the teaching of forestry and agriculture, and as a beauty spot for the
people of Vancouver and the Province.
As to the rest, we hope it will be
planned and developed in a way that
will he a credit and a benefit lo all
concerned. This is one of the finest
building sites in the western world,
and the best knowledge and skill available should be used in developing it.
Naturally we at the University hope
that the financial returns from this
development will be substantial, and
the highest obtainable. Because of the
experience of other institutions, e.g-.
Columbia and the University of Washington, and because the value of invested money can depreciate greatly
over a period of years, we hope the
areas developed for apartment buildings and business purposes will be held
as leasehold properties, so that the
University's interest in them will he a
permanent  one.
There are many other topics that are
interesting and which I would like to
talk about tonight, but, as I must conclude. I thought perhaps I would mention very briefly a few of the things we
would like to do- things which we
believe to lie of great interest and
value to the people of this Province
and of Canada. I mentioned a little
earlier the proposed development of a
Department or School of Far Eastern
Studies. We would like, in addition,
to improve and increase our graduate
facilities, particularly in the humanities and the social sciences. We would
like to expand the work that we have
barely begun in Fisheries and in
Oceanography, for, if human beings are
to find food for themselves in the
future and replace some of their wasting assets and resources, they must
turn more and more to the sea. Intelligent planning about our resources and
about the organization and development
of our cities and regional areas can do
a great deal to improve living conditions and to solve the various problems
that inevitably follow growth in population. We have made a beginning in
this, in our Institute of Community
and Regional Planning, but we should
do more. W7e have made a beginning,
too, in the field of Music and the Fine
Arts, but most of this is on a voluntary
and informal basis. If we, as a University, are to serve our community
and country as we should, we must
give more attention to this whole area
of life. No country and no people that
ignore these cultural fields can claim
to be a civilized people.
I see that the revenue of all Canadian universities in 1952 was less than
$50 millions, while in that same year
we spent over .$90 millions on pop,
over $90 millions on candy, and so on,
through a very depressing and unappetizing list. To any university man this
news must be as disgusting as a menu
composed entirely of pop and candy.
To the non-university man, too, wTho
knows what the universities mean to
the whole community (even in terms
of dollars), this will be alarming news.
What is more likely today than to
give candy and pop a value that might
have astonished Thomas Aquinas or
Thomas More? What else would you
expect? And what have the universities
themselves done to postpone or prevent
this day? In some ways, of course.
pop is the affair of a majority that
knows nothing of universities. Yet the
influence of a university spreads
throughout the community, or should.
And the university does train a large
number of school teachers, so that,
while most children are not sons of
Alma Mater, they are her spiritual
Further, the universities are directly
resixmsible for the dictatorship of
chemists and home economists over the
human body, and notably over the
human palate. Universities believe and
teach   that   a   chef   de   cuisine   or   a
maltre d'hotcl is the last person who
can tell you anything about how to eat
or how to live. Universities feel that
if there is one thing cooks don't understand it is cookery. Is it surprising
that we have taken to pop?
As for pop in a larger sense, as a
warning and a sign . . . well, let me
quote you Andre Simon's definition of
Ginger Ale, in his Concise Encyclopaedia of Gastronomy: "One of the
most popular of Minerals. It is made
with a few drops of essence of ginger,
or capsicum extract, and a few drops
of colouring matter; also some sugar
or glucose, put in a bottle which is
then filled up with carbonated water.
Occasionally a little mucilaginous matter variously known technically as
Froth, Heading, etc., is added to give
the Ginger Ale 'a better head' and the
drinker thereof a greater thrill."
To me this sounds very like the way
a child will be educated tomorrow . . .
tomorrow or late this afternoon. Into
him we will pour a little pepper, a
little colouring, a lot of glucose, any
amount of fizz, and a bit of mucilaginous matter which he will mistake for
character, and may the Lord pity him.
The universities will be partly to blame.
They are already to blame, at least
in part, for any symptoms of pepper,
colouring, glucose, fizz and mucilaginous matter in the life we all live at
this very moment. If a university can't
tell you how to live, or train men to
tell   you,   and   tell   you   persuasively,
then it is dodging all the issues that
matter, and might seem to deserve to
be swept away in a torrent of pop
when the last dams of civilization are
smashed. I say "seem to deserve," for,
no matter how a university fails in its
explanation of life, it still pays for
itself in other things. If the pop-
drinkers gave the universities a little
more money from the pop-fund, the
universities could turn out enough
scientists and technicians (having first
attracted them) to prevent any future
war, or at least enough to win such a
war. (The Russian production of
scientists and technicians is the most
alarming thing in the world today,
surely.) The universities could make
the world safe for pop-drinkers, so to
speak. They could also make the world
more  prosperous.
Passively, the universities have failed
to explain that pop comes at just about
the bottom of any reasonable list of
pleasures, or any list of valuable objects. Actively, they have done worse.
Not in all departments but in too
many they have produced young men
and women who remind you of pop
even when they are not physically beslobbered with the stuff. Just the sort
of people to breed little popeyed savages. In the case of very young persons
I am deploring less the pop-drinkers
than the pop-thinkers, but with those
of riper years I refer to both. In a
grown-up, pop-drinking and pep-thinking go wonderfully together.
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE       12 A Sag of
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Me mortal OSgmnaatum
A solemn service was held at 11.00
o'clock on the morning of November 11
in the Memorial entrance of the Gymnasium. A tri-service Guard of University Cadets was supplied under
Navy command. Wreaths were placed
beneath the Memorial Plaque by representatives of the three Officer Training Units, 190th Battalion Association,
Canadian Legion Branches 72 and 142,
The University, the Alumni Association,
The University Employees' Union and
the Alma Mater Society.
The service was conducted by Rev.
William Deans, B.A.'25, Chaplain, 196th
Battalion Association, and addresses
were given by President MacKenzie and
Mr.  Leonard B.  Stacey.  B.A.Sc'24.
Mr. Stacey reminded his hearers that
the memorial service commemorated
the fallen in two world wars and in
Korea. "But," he said, "men and women
of many nations have died for freedom throughout the ages; let us also
remember them. We cannot call them
by name nor feel any personal loss at
their passing, but they, too, were individuals, cut off in their prime and
sacrificed for the same principle for
which my friends and your friends
died in our generation.
"To millions now dead this Remembrance Day service would recall events
and names, only a few of which the
historians have recorded, but all of
which in their time were very real
and very splendid, and without which
the cause of freedom would have foundered long since.
"It seems to me that in the act of
remembering, especially in a group like
this, where our separate thoughts run
so closely parallel, we do in fact deny
the death of those we remember—to
the extent that they and their ideals
are alive in our memory they are not
"So let us remember the men and
women of all generations and of all
nations who have died for the freedom
and the dignity of human life. And
let us realize that the struggle for
freedom and the Christian ethic is not
peculiar to our age and that it will
continue until the millennium. That
the struggle is still going on is proof
that those whom we honour today have
not died in vain.
"In sacrificing their lives they not
only handed the torch~<to us and to
future generations, but they also
acknowledged the debt we all owe to
those who have gone before."
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Remembrance  Day  Procession.    From   Left,   President   MacKenzie,  Rev.  J.   R.  Grant,   Naval   Reserve
Chaplain, Leonard  B. Stacey, Rev. William  Deans, Chaplain  196th  Battalion,  Lt.-Col.  H.  T.  Logan,
G.   Dudley   Darling,   Lt.-Cmdr.   Frank   J.   E.   Turner.
riends of the U
It is safe to say that many U.B.C.
Alumni do not know of the existence in
British Columbia for some time past of
a loosely-knit group of leaders in business, the professions, industry and public life, known as "Friends of the University" who meet together from time
to time to hear of the work of the University and to discuss her problems and
needs. Of special interest was a luncheon meeting in the Faculty Club on
October 30, when the University was
host to some fifty "Friends" and had as
special guests Major General Victor
Odium and Sir Douglas Copland, her
two youngest Honorary graduates, who
had received their degrees the previous
evening, and Dr. Edgar Mclnnis, President of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, just returned from an
important conference in Japan.
General Odium sounded the note for
the brief addresses to follow when he
deplored lack of knowledge of the Far
East in British Columbia, as elsewhere
in Canada. "It is a fact," he said, "that
these millions of people have a greater
sense of our existence than we of theirs.
They are now looking to us for advice
and for help in the fields in which we
are, for the time being, pre-eminent—
in technology and business". He went
on to advocate establishment of a Chair
of Asian Studies at the University of
British Columbia, "supported by the
business enterprises of all Canada".
Such an "educational venture" would,
he  thought,  form  a  point  of  contact
with the Orient at her very gateway, of
incalculable use both to Canadians and
to the peoples of the Far East.
Dr. Mclnnis, speaking as a citizen
and as President of the C.I.I.A., concurred with what General Odium said
"about the important role that a School
of Asian Studies at U.B.C. would have
in enlightening Canadian opinion and
in building up an active consciousness
of the problems confronting us in the
Far East". He paid tribute to "the
wonderful job of public relations in
Japan" done by the Canadian Ambassador there, the Honourable Robert
Mayhew, and mentioned other factors
which had increased Canada's stature
in that country. Canadians as a whole,
be thought, should inform themselves
more widely and intimately of this
crucial area of the world and "every
possible opportunity should be provided
to pursue studies and communicate the
fruits of investigation."
In bringing the discussion to a close.
President MacKenzie stressed the need
for a School of Asian Studies at the
University. He reported that contributions towards this end had already been
received, and he hoped that a move forward could be made in the coming year.
He suggested that the "Friends", and
particularly those with connections of
some kind in the Far East, might form
an advisory committee to give the project the benefit of their knowledge and
13       U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Autumn Congregation
Honorary Degrees for Sir Douglas Copland and General V. W. Odium
The twenty-eighth Autumn Congregation was held in the Women's Gymnasium at 8:00 o'clock on the evening
of October 29. In the absence of Chancellor Lett, degrees were conferred by
President MacKenzie as acting-Chancellor, and the ceremonial duties
usually done by the President were
carried out by Dean Curtis. Two
hundred and fifty-three candidates received degrees in course, including 205
Bachelors. 47 Masters and one Doctor
of Philosophy, viz.. .1. Grant Robertson, B.Sc.(Manitoba). M.A.T.1.
The Honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws was conferred on two distinguished guests of the University, Sir
Douglas Copland. K.B.E., C.M.G.,
LL.D., High Commissioner for Australia in Canada, who delivered the
Congregation address, and Major
General Victor W. Odium, C.B., C.M.G.,
D.S.O., one of Canada's best-known
public servants and elder statesmen.
General Odium's degree citation bore
eloquent witness to his achievements,
both as a great Canadian and as a
citizen of the world. "Born in Co-
bourg, Ontario, he spent three years of
childhood    in    Japan,    and    came    to
British Columbia sixty-five years ago."
He served for long periods as an infantry combat soldier in the Canadian
forces, first in the South African war
and then in World Wars I and II.
"In the pursuits and activities of
peace his record is a stirring example:
he has been Canadian High Commissioner to Australia, Minister to China,
Ambassador first to China and latterly
to Turkey." He laboured in fields more
local and limited "as a member of the
Provincial Legislature, as a member of
the Board of Governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. of
Union College, and of our own University ; and as a wise counsellor, experienced director and tireless worker
in a host of organizations devoted to
public benefit."
"In his own person he has taken
Canada in peace and war to the outside world, and brought back to his
native land a multitude of shrewd
observations and stimulating ideas.
And through all his many activities,
responsibilities, and experiences he has
remained modest and approachable,
genial and humorous. If any institution can fittingly recognize the essen-
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Sir  Douglas   Copland,   Dean  G.   F.   Curtis.
tially youthful elasticity of mind that
defies the crowding years, it surely is
a university. And most fitting is it
that our own University should honour
a great citizen and exemplary public
servant by conferring on him the degree
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The career of Sir Douglas Copland
was described in the citation as "a
fine blend of public activity and scholarly productiveness." Born and educated in New Zealand, "he lectured in
Economics and Commerce at the Universities of Tasmania and Melbourne
for many years, and became Vice-
Chancellor, as well as one of the leading founders, of the Australian National University. Prom academic
circles he was summoned to many
arduous tasks in the public service of
Australia, notably as Economic Consultant to the nation's Prime Minister,
and as Australian Minister to China.
He has written copiously and authoritatively on finance, employment, inflation, marketing, and other important
aspects of economies, and also found
time to be visiting lecturer at three of
the greatest Universities of the English-speaking world, Oxford, Cambridge
and Harvard."
Sir Douglas' address consisted, in
the main, of a plea for the study of
Asia, her peoples and civilizations.
After paying tribute to Canada's
growing part in international affairs
on two oceans, as instanced by her
heavy commitments in N.A.T.O. and
her contribution to the Colombo Plan,
he said, "The responsibilities you now
have assumed . . . for the final settlement of the Indo-Chinese problem represent at one and the same time the
greatest compliment ever paid to a
young nation and the heaviest ... international obligation ever assumed by
a young nation. We in Australia respect
your fortitude and welcome your acceptance of these new responsibilities
in an area that so greatly affects our
own destinies."
In his own land of Australia the
Colombo Plan and other international
agencies, as well as private initiative,
had brought "some 3,500 Asian students to the universities, medical
schools, technical schools and agricultural colleges," and the National Australian University at Canberra had
established a School of Pacific Studies
which he described as "a bold, imaginative enterprise" with "Chairs in
International Relations, Pacific History, Geography, Anthropology, Oriental  Studies."
Sir Douglas strongly urged that a
similar step be taken by the University
of British Columbia. "What better
enterprise could you embark upon than
to establish within your own academic
structure a school of studies, that will
bring you closer in spirit and understanding to the new world, that is
now developing in the ancient world,
not far from your shores, across the
Pacific Ocean. It will enrich your
academic tradition, and enable you to
make a significant contribution to the
swelling stream of Canadian interest
in the affairs of the East."
He spoke of the common interests of
Australia and Canada in the countries
and peoples that border the Pacific
and said in conclusion : "With our
common western heritage we hope to
keep in the vanguard of technical
achievement, but how can we share
our fortunes with our near and populous and proud neighbours unless we
pay them the respect that they deserve?
We shall not do that without understanding them and we cannot understand them without a clear-and conscious effort that will be embodied in
the mainstream of our academic development. All this may seem a little
remote from the immediate and pressing problems that confront you here,
but in the correct perspective it is just
as important as is the training of
engineers for your Kitimat Dam and
other great projects you have on hand."
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
President MacKenzie, Major General Victor W.
Fall Congregation of 1!).">4 was indeed
an auspicious occasion for the Faculty
Women's Club, when its Acting-President and personal friend of Mrs. Wesbrook, Mrs. B. A. Eagles (nee Violet
Dunbar. B.A.'21, M.A.'22, Ph.D. (Tor.).
unveiled and presented a portrait to
the University with the following remarks :
"Mr. President, distinguished guests,
members of the Graduating Class,
ladies and gentlemen, we of the Faculty Women's Club consider it a very
great privilege to have the honour of
presenting this camera portrait of Mrs.
F. F. Wesbrook to the University. As
you all know, Mrs. Wesbrook is the
wife of the First President of the University and has been the Honorary
President of our Club ever since its
formation in 1017. During the 37 years
that she has been associated with the
Club she has been a constant source of
inspiration and guidance to us. Her
sympathetic   understanding   of   people,
her keen sense of humour and her
graciousness have endeared her to all
of us. And it is our hope that the
young women of this University who
have the good fortune to live in Anne
Wesbrook Hall, where this portrait
will hang, will come to admire and
love, through her picture, this very
gracious lady who was the first First
Lady of the University.
"And now. Mr. President, it gives
me great pleasure on behalf of th.e
Faculty Women's Club, to unveil this
portrait of Mrs. Wesbrook."
The committee in charge of this
project was Mrs. B. A. Eagles, convenor; Mrs. A. Hrennikoff (nee Alexandra Turin. B.A.'321. President of
the Club, and Mrs. .1. Chapman, all
members of the Executive, together
with Dean Mawdsley and Mrs. Ii. H.
Clark, a charter member of the F.W.C.
Marlow of British Columbia was
commissioned  to  do  the  portrait.
a. II.
Photo by Courtesy Marlow of British Columbia
Mrs.  B. A.   Eagles unveils portrait of Mrs.   F.  F. Wesbrook.    From   Left,  Mrs.   R.  H.  Clark,  Mrs. A.
Hrennikoff, Mrs. F. F. Wesbrook, Dean G. F. Curtis, President MacKenzie, Mrs. B. A.  Eagles.
15       U. B. C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE MacMillan Fine Arts Clubs
1954 marks the eighteenth birthday
of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Fine Arts
Clubs, founded in 1936 in Templeton
Junior High School. From this club
grew a federation which spread over a
great portion of Canada and has been
recognized by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Massey Commission, Art Galleries of Vancouver and
Edmonton, Sir Ernest MacMillan's
new book on Canadian music soon to
be released by University Press and
by many other organizations and individuals. Because of her interest in
MacMillan Clubs, Marion MacMillan
founded the Sir John Barbirolli Clubs
of Great Britain, an interesting affiliation, as Sir John is a patron of the
MacMillan  Clubs.
The first club at Templeton was organized by the Boys' Counsellor, D.
B. MacKenzie, B.A. '35, M.A. '37, now
assistant superintendent of schools and
honorary president of Gladstone MacMillan Club; Ff. B. Fitch, principal;
Lilla Robertson, secretary, and the
writer of this article who was Girls'
Counsellor. The counsellors discussed
the development of music, literature
and art in their classes, and, with the
assistance of a few students interested
in improving noon hour programmes,
formed a Recital Club to present half-
hour programmes once a week devoted
to serious music, literature and art. A
temporary executive canvassed the student body and arranged a programme
of instrumental and vocal music, solo
and ensemble, assisted by a good reader and commentator. Programmes continued  with  increasing  attendance.
Shortly after the programmes began, Mr. Fitcli wrote to Sir Ernest
MacMillan to ask him if he would
sponsor the group. He replied that if
he could be of any help he would be
delighted. For eighteen years he has
given unstintingly of his time and
genius to assist the members.
The Public Relations Officer of
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, when asked to devote a recording programme to the club during the
first year, replied that he would do better than that; he would arrange to have
C.B.C. concert parties hold their rehearsals at club meetings. Because
of this the first honorary members
were Jimmy Yeomans, John Avison,
Jean de Rimanoczy and Roy Dunlop,
and these men are still actively interested in MacMillan Club activities.
From that time clubs have presented
programmes given by both student performers and honorary members.
Membership was, and still is, of two
kinds, viz., associate or those who at-
Photo by Courtesy Vancouver Province
tend programme meetings and active
members, i.e., those who engage in a
number of the activities on the active
member list, as follows:
1, Participating in a programme; 2,
planning a programme; 3, painting
murals or engaging in other art for the
school; 4, collecting good recordings;
5, sending in comments re radio programmes; 6, compiling scrapbooks; 7,
taking part in inter-club activities, festival, art show, literature competition,
etc; 8. attending community programmes; 9, ushering at concerts, etc.
In January, 1937, Hilda Cryderman
of Vernon High School, now president
of British Columbia Teachers' Federation, became interested in MacMillan
Clubs and organized among other
things, a three-day festival with Sir
Ernest MacMillan as guest of honour.
Next came a Junior Club at Lord
Kitchener with Allan Ainsworth, later
U.B.C. Student Council president and
Rhodes scholar, as treasurer; then a
Senior Club was formed at King Edward from which came such distinguished U.B.C. grads as Tommy
Franck, Erica Nalos, Don Anderson,
Art Hill and others. North Vancouver
is another club which has provided
celebrities including Peter Mannering.
Among the first six clubs was Sunalta
Junior High, Calgary, a club in which
Glyndwyr Jones was the first honorary member. It is interesting to note
that Chuck Allen, a member of the
staff at the Shakespearean Festival,
Stratford, Ontario, was at one time
vice-president of the MacMillan Club
in Moose Jaw, Sask.
Programmes were and are held at
various times, but noon hour is the
most popular choice. In addition to
outstanding student talent and visiting
artists, representatives of the crafts
give illustrated talks. The MacMillan
Clubs owe a great deal to the National
Film Board which provides such excellent films in the arts. Tsolum Club,
Vancouver Island, is one of the clubs
which is most grateful to the U.B.C.
film library for general advice. Drama
has a place on club programmes, also
dancing of all kinds and inter-club
presentations  are  exceedingly  popular.
MacMillan Clubbers owe a debt of
gratitude to artists in every field and
show their appreciation by raising
money for scholarships and advertising
Canadian development in the arts, such
as the new recording companies, Beaver and Hallmark, and working for
the proposed School of Music at U.
B. C. Club projects have been successfully carried out, e.g., assisting to
buy grand pianos for schools, buying
record players and pictures, etc.
Naturally an increase in the number
of clubs led to inter-club activities. Originally a mimeographed news sheet
was distributed; next a small printed
paper with which Phil Ashton of
CKWX gave great help. Now, thanks
to the T. Eaton Co., the clubs publish
a fine periodical edited by another U.
B. C. grad, Beverly Ann Wilson, B.A.
'49, formerly a MacMillan Club president in North Vancouver High School.
In addition to the Newsletter, the
T. Eaton Co. sponsors a MacMillan
Club Art Show, displayed for a week.
The 1954 show was the most successful ever held and was under the con-
venership of Ralph Hanslow. Art work
came from many outside centres, including an exceptionally fine display
from Whitehorse, Yukon. Although
the Vancouver Art Gallery first sponsored the event, the show grew too
large for the available space, but the
staff of the Gallery and Art School,
also the Vancouver Supervisor of Art,
gave invaluable assistance as adjudicators.
Photo by Arthur Babcock, Magee High School
North Vancouver MacMillan Club members.
From Left, Carol Richardson, Pianist, Sutherland Jun.-High; Curtis Williams, Cellist,
Sutherland Jun. - High; Prisann Champion,
Pianist, Club Scholarship Winner, N. Van.
High School; Garth Williams, Violinist, Highland    Elementary   School.
16 A central committee of sponsors
meets on the fourth Saturday in September when conveners for inter-club
activities are appointed and the conveners pick their committees. A club
co-ordinator sends out material re inter-club events, organization, etc. An
extremely capable Vancouver Secretary, Kay Rollinson, volunteered as
executive secretary for MacMillan
Clubs. Mr. Burton Kurth similarly
directs Scholarship Adjudications.
For twelve years the Provincial
Government has given a small grant
to the MacMillan Clubs, a welcome
contribution instituted by the late Hon.
George Weir, when Minister of Education. Our present Minister of Education, Hon. Ray Williston, has expressed appreciation of the work.
The first club at Templeton held two
festivals devoted to the arts, but soon
there were a sufficient number of clubs
to warrant an inter-club festival. Material is sent to the clubs and sponsors
arrange for applications from candidates of a suitable standard in many
schools. This means a School Festival prior to the Inter-Club event which
is held annually on the third Friday in
February, a day which Dr. H. N. MacCorkindale, an ardent MacMillan Club
supporter, likes to call "Field Day
for the Arts". Various schools in Vancouver and Burnaby are used as centres. The clubs are exceedingly grateful to Derek Inman. manager of Georgia Auditorium, for his kindness in
allowing the committee to use the auditorium for festival sessions. Competitive classes include piano, strings,
woodwinds and brasses, girls' vocal,
boys' vocal, speech arts, novelty instruments, dancing, Past Festival and
Vienneze  waltzing.
The classes are divided into Junior,
Intermediate and Senior, while former
winners have a chance to compete for
a Past Festival Cup. Honorary members, sponsors and schools have been
extremely generous in donating trophies, which are now available in almost every class; the club committee
provides prizes for classes without a
trophy. With the exception of the
Viennese waltzing, the adjudications
take place during the day. In the evening at Georgia Auditorium large audiences see teams in costume compete in
Viennese waltzing and, in addition, a
number of Festival winners from the
other classes are presented. For several years enthusiastic teams of graduates have competed for a special cup.
The winners of the Festival look forward to the Scholarship Adjudications
in June. The clubs now give scholarships of $150 in piano, other instruments, vocal and art. The amount was
increased this year and MacMillanites
hope the increase will continue. It is
interesting to examine the ways and
means for raising scholarship funds
which include the sponsoring of Canadian artists, money from musical and
Photo Dy Arthur Babcock, Magee High School
Jack   Downs,   Baritone,   Club   Sponsor,   Maple
Grove   Elementary   School.
dramatic programmes in the schools,
an inter-club skating party, hot-dog
sales, money earned in the cloakroom
at Georgia Auditorium and Avon Theatre,  and  donations  from   friends.
Scholarships are presented at a special programme on the second Sunday
in June at the Malkin Bowl. Stanley-
Park, under the joint sponsorship cf
the Parks Board, the T. Eaton Co.,
Georgia Auditorium and the Club Committee. Prizes for two other competitions are awarded at this time—literature competition, sponsored by J. M.
Dent & Son. and musical composition,
sponsored   by   MacMillan   Clubs.
The green blazers with grey badges
are well known to Vancouver concert
goers, whether at Vancouver Symphony. Celebrity Concerts or other attractions at Georgia Auditorium. Totem and Avon Productions, or performances in U.B.C. Auditorium. The
students are exceedingly grateful for
these chances to hear fine concerts.
The clubs appreciate the interest o!
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation which for many years sponsored,
a Club Quiz and is now calling a meeting to discuss the possibilities of a
quiz on CHUT, where the head is
Peter McDonald, a former King Edward MacMillan Club president, who
for years  was  in  charge  of  the  Quiz.
The first big event in the Fall was a
grand inter-club programme and party
for senior executives and sponsors, held
on October 22. when the hosts were Mr.
and Mrs. F. Ronald Graham. At this
affair more than one hundred dollars
was raised for the Scholarship Fund.
This article ends with the hope that
the members of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Fine Arts Clubs will make their
motto more effective, "In the Arts
We  Serve".
Photo by Arthur Babcock, Magee High School
Prize winners at inter-club party recently at
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ronald Graham.
On the Right is Mrs. Ada Henderson, B.A/54,
John Oliver Jun.-High School, Scholarship
convener.  (See  Page 25.)
Canadian Universities Club
Formed in London
A group of Canadian University
graduates met as an ad hoe committee
under the chairmanship of Mr. David
Legate. President of the McGill Society
of Great Britain, to form a Club open
to resident graduates of any recognized
Canadian University and students of
Canadian Universities temporarily in
the  U.K.
The project was launched by a
Dinner which was held at the Dorchester Hotel on the night of the 11th
November. The Committee were fortunate in securing as their principal
guest. U.K.II. the Duke of Edinburgh.
Other guests of honour included. His
Excellency Norman A. Robertson, B.A.
'23, the High Commissioner for Canada :
It.R.II. Princess Alice and the Earl of
Athlone; Field Marshal Earl Alexander
and his daughter, Lady Rose Alexander.
The attendance of four hundred
guests was an indication of the interest that the Canadian Universities Club
has aroused. The Duke of Edinburgh,
in replying to the Chairman's speech,
made only one specific reference to a
Canadian University. He spoke of being
much impressed with the showing of
the U.B.C. Eight when they beat the
English crew at the Vedder Canal this
Ill addition to the High Commissioner, who is probably U.B.C.'s most
illustrious graduate in the U.K., the
following alumni were present:—
Norman D. Abbey. B.A.'49. Dr. Wells
Coates. P,.A.'20. R.A.Sc'22. Mrs. David
Geddes. I!.A.".','. Mrs. Harold Hemming.
B.A.'28. Mrs. O. K. S. Laugharne. B.A.
'2.">. Major W. A. McDill. B.A.'47. B.A.
Sc.'IS. P. T. Mackenzie. B.A.'54. R. II.
Roberts. B.A.T.4.
The formation of the Canadian Universities Club will mean that the present
graduate societies in the U.K.—namely.
McGill. Toronto. Dalhousie and U.B.C.
will continue to exist: but all their
members will be given the opportunity
of joining the new organization.
*      •      *
Eighth Annual
High School Conference
The University of B.C.'s Eighth
Annual High School Conference is
scheduled for March 4th and 5th, 1955.
The Conference is held to acquaint the
prospective U.B.C. student with the
educational and vocational opportunities of the University. Financial obligations and sources of income while
attending the University are discussed,
and the delegates are familiarized with
the campus and its facilities.
This year's Conference delegates will
see a university "working-day" as well
as the many displays of "Open House."
held at the end of "University Week,"
Saturday, March 5th.
(Tom Anthony, Arts'57, Conference Committee.)
U. B. C. ALUMNI   CHRONICU Convocation—Alumni
Photo by Courtesy Vancouver Province
Peter James Sharp, B.A.. B.Com.'36,
was elected Alumni Association President at a well-attended combined Convocation - Alumni Association annual
dinner meeting held at the Faculty Club
on November 30. Mr. Sharp, who is
regional Manager of the Basiness Development Department, The Royal Bank
of Canada, Vancouver, has been Alumni
Association Treasurer during the past
year. Members of the Board of Management for 1954-55 were elected as
follows: President, Peter Sharp, B.Com.
'36; Past President, G. Dudley Darling,
B.Com.'39; First Vice-President. Hugh
John Hodgins, B.A.Sc'28: Second Vice-
President, Mrs. Frank M. Ross, B.A.'25;
Third Vice-President, Dean Blythe A.
Eagles, B.A.'22: Treasurer. Archie P.
Gardner, B.A.'37; Executive Secretary,
A. H. Sager. B.A.'38; Chronicle Editor,
Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.: Members-
at-Large: Mrs. Lawrence E. Ranta,
B.A.'36, B.A.Sc.'39; John Ashby, B.A.
'33; Leonard B. Stacey, B.A.Sc'24.
Degree Representatives: Agriculture,
Jack Gray, B.S.A.'39; Applied Science,
Stuart Lefeaux, B.A.Sc.'45; Architecture, Harry Lee, B.Arch.'50: Arts,
Harold W. Fullerton, B.A.'29: Commerce, Donald McRae, B.Com.'47; Forestry, Norman Dusting. B.S.F.'52;
Home Economics, Mrs. George Cornwell,
B.H.E.'49; Law, Brian W. F. McLough-
lin, LL.B.'50; Medicine, Dr. Victor Mac-
Pherson, B.A.'50; Pharmacy, Miss Anne
Tomljenovich, B.S.IV54: Physical Education, Hugh Marshall, B.P.E.'50; Social
Work, George Jones, B.S.\V.'49, M.S.W.
'50. The Treasurer's report showed an
excess of revenue over expenditure for
the year of $1,004.72, and revealed an
accumulated surplus totalling $4,060.28,
after making provision for depreciation
of fixed assets.
Arthur H. Sager presented a brief
"progress report" of Alumni office activities since his appointment as Execu-
five Secretary, on October 1, noting
especially his duties in co-operation
with Alumni committees in arrangements which included the Class of '29
Reunion, Homecoming, "Friends of the
University" Luncheon. Re-build the
Brock Appeal and the Annual Dinner.
In referring to the Brock Hall Fire he
expressed his "appreciation of the kindness and co-operation received from the
President and all departments of the
University during this difficult period."
Aubrey F. Roberts, Chairman, Board
of Directors, U.B.C. Development Fund,
reported that, in 1954, the fund had
reached a new high point of $50,000.
with 2860 donors, of whom 2325 were
Alumni Association members. Mr.
Roberts made an earnest plea to all
Alumni for annual donations. "Surely".
he urged, "with 20,000 graduates, we
should have at least 4,000 or 5,000 giving regularly. Let's make that our main
objective for 1955." He has agreed to
continue for a third year as Chairman
of the Fund Board. (For a full report
of   the   Fund   see   Autumn   Chronicle.
Presentations were made to Dudley
Darling,    retiring   President,   and   to
Frank Turner, in appreciation of their
services to the Alumni Association.
G. Dudley Darling, retiring President,
reported on "Alumni Association activities and policies" during his year of
office as follows:
The University Development Fund,
under the capable chairmanship of Mr.
Aubrey Roberts, has completed its sixth
successful year. Your Executive Committee approved the change in name of
the Fund from "Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund" to "University Development Fund." The purpose of this
change was to recognize and encourage
contributions to our University from
non-alumni who could he reached most
conveniently by the Fund Board. The
University Development Fund will continue to be the principal means by
which alumni can support U.B.C. However, it should be remembered that
there are many other important and
tangible ways in which the alumni contribute to their Alma Mater.
The Alumni Chronicle continues to
provide alumni and friends with news
and views of graduates and the University. II. T. Logan, Chronicle Editor,
has been unsparing of his time and
effort in seeking to publish a magazine
of interest and value. In spite of the
additions and improvements made in
the publication, printing costs have
remained steady. Advertising rates
have been increased and plans are now
under way to establish a stabilized
advertising  programme.
Alumni Committees have performed
useful work on University problems
throughout the year. An important
report came from Dr. W. G. Black,
Chairman of the "Iowa Plan Committee". This report, which suggests a
plan for the introduction of courses in
religious instruction at U.B.C, has
been submitted to the Senate for consideration. Significant reports were
also submitted by the Committee on
Athletics, the Committee on Residences
and Housing, and the Committee on
Records and Mailing. The Committees
on Higher Education and The University Club are carrying forward their
discussions into the new year.
On the Social Calendar, the Boxing
Day Dance was held in accordance with
tradition and with the success we have
come to expect of this Party. For the
nrst time in some years, the alumni,
headed by Mr. Jack Charlton, took an
active part with the students in organizing Homecoming. Although the unfortunate fire in the Brock necessitated
a change of plans, there was an excellent turn-out of alumni to the football
game, and to the reception later at the
Faculty Club.
The Alumni Office has continued to
be the centre of all our work. After
eight years of enthusiastic and efficient
service, Mr. Frank Turner resigned
from his position as our Executive-
Director. Mr. Turner was instrumental
in establishing the Alumni Association
as a working group of interested
graduates, organized principally in Vancouver, and with a framework of
branches throughout British Columbia,
across Canada, and in several centres
in the United States. The Alumni
Association is particularly indebted to
him for his research on Alumni Fund
raising, prior to the establishment of
the Development Fund. Our best wishes
go with Frank for the continuance of
a happy and successful career.
We welcome as his successor Mr. A.
II. Sager who is well known to many of
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
President MacKenzie receives U.B.C. Development Fund Cheque from Mr. Kenneth P. Caple,
Chairman Development Fund Board of Trustees.
18 Annual Meeting
us and to the University. You will he
interested to know that the Board of
Management of the Alumni Association
and the University Board of Governors
have recognized the expanding area of
work of your Executive Secretary:
extra to his duties and responsibilities
on our behalf, he will, in future, act
also as Secretary of the University
Development Fund Committee which
will co-ordinate Alumni and University
fund raising, and, in addition, he will
contribute to the University public
relations   programme.
The University is entering another
period of rapid expansion, and it is of
great importance that the public
throughout B.C. should understand
University problems. The Alumni
Association, which is closely associated
with, but independent of the University, has an opportunity for service as
-a liaison between the University and
the public, which if wisely taken, will
be of great benefit to the cause of
higher education in British Columbia.
On behalf of the Alumni Association
I would like to express my thanks to
all those who have helped with Alumni
Association work during the past year.
Mrs. Frank Ross, in a few happily-
chosen sentences, introduced the guest-
speaker, President MacKenzie. who
chose for his subject, Higher Education
in Canada. He described the purpose of
higher education as being "to produce
educated men and women in the broadest and best senses of the term "educated". Included in education are
knowledge of human history, "some
understanding of our contemporary
society and of the physical, mental and
emotional elements in human nature;"
some knowledge of the physical sciences
and the acquisition of certain practical
skills. An educated man should have
the "capacity to understand and enjoy
our cultural heritage—the arts and
letters, music, painting, literature".
More important still, as a mark of
education in a man is his possession of
"wisdom, of judgment and balance,
standards of value, and the ability to
make right and wise choices."
Such being the objectives in education, the problem confronting the University is "how to impart these desirable qualities and characteristics to the
young people who come to us." Dr.
MacKenzie pointed out that educational
influences in the University are numerous and diverse. Of these, "the most
important  are   (1)   the  teaching  staff
(2) other members of the student body
(3) the medium of instruction, i.e., the
courses of study (4) facilities available
in the form of libraries, laboratories
and extra-curricular activities and (5i
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Dudley Darling, retiring Aiumni President makes
a  presentation to  Frank Turner in  appreciation
of   his  eight  years'  service  to  the   Association
as Executive Director.
the general philosophy and atmosphere
of the University itself—i.e., its attitude
towards freedom and responsibility, its
interest in intellectual matters, and the
emphasis it attaches to things of the
mind, the place and importance of
social activities and of athletics on the
President MacKenzie went on to express it as his belief that, of all the
factors that go to produce educated
men and women in our Universities, the
teacher is the most important. "A good
teacher", he said, "if he is himself an
educated man. can impart to his students most of the desirable qualities
and ideas that I have described above,
regardless of whether his subject is
physics, mathematics or Greek literature." It is the teacher who assigns
work to be done, the standards of mental achievement, and, in effect, creates
the discipline that surrounds the students; he arouses interest and stimulates curiosity and the desire for
knowledge and attainment of skills in
the minds of those who sit under hiin.
Because   "education   is  a   continuing
process and the schools and universities
are important and related parts or
phases of that process." and because "it
is from the schools that we get our
students, we in the universities are
greatly interested in and concerned
about our schools and about the qualities and abilities of the teachers in
them." The good teacher, whether in
the University or the school. Dr. MacKenzie described as "a jewel beyond
price". "I would like all our teachers."
he said "to spend a considerable time
on the campus with the rest of the
student body, as our lawyers and doctors do. ... so that they may learn
more about the 'content' of the courses
they may later teach, and. in addition,
may become 'educated' in the other
senses in which I have been using that
word". The University has an important contribution to make to the educational life of our schools and it would
be in a more favourable position to
confer maximum benefit if it were to
"assume some responsibility for all
teacher training in the Province so that
our teachers might have the opportunity to spend some time in a university environment." "This", he added,
"will not be easy to bring about, but I
believe it is a goal we can set and
strive after."
In the absence of the Chancellor.
Chancellor Emeritus the Honourable
Erie W. Hamber consented to serve as
Chairman for the brief annual meeting
of Convocation, which began the evening's after-dinner proceedings. The
main item of business was the election
of new members to the Executive Council as follows: Treasurer. Archie P.
Gardner: Secretary. A. II. Sager; Members of the Executive Council, (terms
expiring November, 1957), Dr. Alden F.
Barss, Mr. Victor Dolmage, Mrs. 1^1-
mmrd Morrison, Mr. T. R. Watt. Mr.
John A. Fraser. Messrs. Meredith.
Bruce, Baldwin and Kitto were reelected auditors. The Treasurer's report
presented by Peter Sharp showed current assets of $234.26.
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Head Table group at Annual  Dinner Meeting of Convocation  and Alumni  Association.    From  Left:
Mrs. Darling, President MacKenzie, Mrs. Hamber, Mr. Peter Sharp (newly-elected Alumni President),
The  Honourable   Eric   Hamber, Chancellor   Emeritus.
19.       U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE 1929 Reunion
The first freshman class to set its
foot on the new University of British
Columbia campus at Point Grey in the
Fall of 1925 returned to the campus in
a body on Friday, November 5, 1954,
to celebrate its 25th anniversary of
graduation. Its number had diminished,
it is true, but it had increased in
knowledge, experience and girth. Its
progeney is many; yea, even unto
grandchildren. Pinky and Jean Stewart
were there to boast of their grandchildren ; Doris Crompton and Andy
Anderson to tell of their two children
who had graduated from U.B.C, and
many are those who have children
who now tramp through the old Arts
Building where the Science men chased
Gus Madeley to remove his "bags."
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Logan, Mr. and
Mrs. Malcolm Knapp were there, as
they were during our college days, to
help us enjoy a most, convivial and
hilarious evening. Missing were Dr.
and Mrs. Klinck, Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Clement, and Mr. and Mrs. F. G. C
Wood. Greetings were read from
Freddie Wood from Laguna Beach,
regretting that he could not be present
at the reunion of the class of which
he is Honorary President. A telegram
was sent to him in reply, informing
him that he had been left an edition of
Jane Austen in the Class Will—which
was read with many witty asides by-
Walter McDonald. One hundred per
cent attendance was achieved by Forestry '29, with Jim Crickmay, Marc
Gormely and Tommy Ogawa. who came
from Seattle for the reunion.
Cocktails were served before dinner
while people circulated around the
Faculty Club renewing acquaintances.
Some out-of-towners noticed were Constance McTavish Archibald and her
husband, Don. from Creston, Bruce
Carrick. librarian at Spokane. Hazel
McKenzie Hallam and Lloyd, from
Trail, Margaret Sutherland Carpenter
and Burt from James Island. Mamie
Moloney   Boggs   and   Ted   from   Lady
smith, Mary Barton Cockburn and her
husband from Mission, Jean Ballard
Chandler and Alan from Newton, John
Billings, Ronnie McKay, Ken Thurston, Margaret Ormsby, Muriel Upshall
and dozens of others.
A wonderful smorgasbord dinner was
served, after which came music rendered by Jack Emerson and Harold
King. The old-timers in melody were
remembered and sung, such as "I Can't
(Jive You Anything But Love, Baby."
"Singing in the Rain," "Blue Skies."
and many of those old ones we used to
Charleston to. Following this came a
fashion show of gowns the girls used
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
At Homecoming Reception, Faculty Club, after
Football Game against Central Washington.
From Left, Charlie Armstrong, B.A.'32, President, Pacific University, Mrs. Armstrong, Burt
Carpenter, B.A.Sc/29, Manager, C.I.L., James
Island Plant.
to set up The Class of '29 Student
Assistance Frxn. a loan fund to be
administered by the University for
students who need help to pursue their
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Self-serving  at  1929  Dinner.   Pinky  Stewart pulling  a  fast one.    From  Left,  Marc Gormely, Mrs.
Gormely,  Archie  Peebles,  Pinky Stewart,  Mrs.  Peebles.
to charm the hoys with—you know
the kind—"no bust, no bottom, no belt"
(where it ought to be) : you know—
the Dior Look! Nan Hadgkiss Fitzpatrick was fashion commentator and
did she  highlight the low points !
But all was not foolishness and fun.
The   Class  of  '29  passed  a   resolution
studies in that institution to which we
all owe so much. A start of $250 has
been made and all students of the
Class of '29 are urged to send in their
donations to make this fund worthwhile: one dollar for each year since
graduation is suggested as an individual minimum contribution.
Class of 1929 Reunion Dinner, Faculty Club, November 5.
Photo by Courtesy U.B C Audio-Visual Services
20 Great Trekker Phyllis Ross
Many   years   ago,   in
1922 more or less, if my
mind had run along its
present channels in the
sporting  fields  of  agri-
^^^^___ culture,   I   might   have
said   .is   I   looked   over
new classmates of Arts'25, "There's my
candidate for the 1954 Futurity."
I would have been looking at a slim,
pretty girl sitting on a bench in the
old Fairview Arts Building. She was
tall and straight, and the centre parting in her smooth, dark hair was in
accord with the serenity of her smile.
I hoped that we would have classes
together, and that we would be friends.
But my way lay along the lines of
least resistance—English, French, a
smattering of history.   The girl I had
ker of 1954 would have justified that
faith throughout the years—and is a
good prospect for still further honours.
Much has been written about Phyllis
Gregory's career since she graduated
with honours in 1925. She went to
Bryn Mawr on a fellowship, was
awarded another fellowship the following year, and then two more, including The Canadian Federation of University Women's travelling fellowship.
After work and study in England
and Germany, she married in London,
and as Mrs. Leonard II. Turner, took up
wlfe-and-mother duties in England. In
1931 Phyllis Turner was left a widow
with two small children. She returned
to British Columbia and soon realized
that her children needed a breadwinner,
and that she would have to be it.
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Dr. W. G.  Black,  B.A/22, delivers  the  annual  Cairn  Ceremony  address  commemorating  the Great
Trek, September 17, 1954.
admired on that first day threw herself
wholeheartedly into an Honours Course
in Economics and Political Science. We
had no classes together, but we have
always been friends in the way people
are who meet by chance once or twice
a decade and in ten minutes succeed
quite well in spanning ten years.
Like many another U.B.C. graduate,
I have followed the career of Phyllis
Gregory Ross with admiration, and a
little secret pride because I spotted a
winner at first sight so long ago.
A futurity race, or contest, of course,
is one in which an animal is entered at
an early age, to be judged years hence.
As time goes on, the candidate for
future honours is re-entered, each successive re-entry being a fresh avowal
of the sponsor's faith. The Great Trek-
*Dorothy G. Taylor, B.A.'25, since graduation has divided her time between travel,
journalism and farming. She is this year's
President of the Canadian Women's Press
Club, Acting President of "The Canadian
Jersey Breeder," President of Lower Mainland Jersey Breeders, and a director of numerous agricultural organizations. In June, 1954,
she received Kappa Kappa Gamma alumnae
achievement award for "outstanding career in
journalism  and agriculture."
A quick glance over the life of
Phyllis Ross might give the impression
that she has simply gone from one
success to another, sterling worth being
a true ladder to success, and all that
sort of thing. This, however, is only
partly true, as the beginnings for her
were just as hard as for any other inexperienced job-hunter. In the early
and hungry thirties young Mrs. Turner
spent a great deal of time writing to
government departments and other
organizations to which she hoped her
qualifications might have some appeal,
and it was some time before she "got
a bite" from the department in charge
of setting up the new tariff hoard. She
was delighted to find that this was
being done under Mr. Justice Sedgewick. a cousin of favourite U.B.C Professor Garnet Sedgewick.
Phyllis joined the new board, on
probation, as research assistant, taking her children to Ottawa.
Under questioning, she admits that
she looks back on that period of her
life as the one giving her the greatest
sense of achievement. The board was
new. the work interesting, business
associations pleasant, and. under a
chief who refused to discriminate between the sexes, she found herself, in
turn, chief research economist, economic adviser to the Wartime Prices
and Trade Board, and. in 1941. Oils
and Fats Administrator, climaxing a
series of "firsts" in the field of women
employees  of the  government.
In 1945 Phyllis Turner ended this
strenuous stint of service to marry
Frank Mackenzie Ross, and returned
to Vancouver to live.
Recognition of her service to her
country came from her Alma Mater,
which awarded her an honorary LL.D.
in October. 1945, and from her Sovereign, who named her a Dame Commander of the Order of the British
Empire in July, 1946.
The extent of the work of Mrs. Ross
on the Senate of U.B.C, the committee
on women's residences, the auxiliary
to the B.C. Cancer Institute, the B.C.
Cancer Institute Foundation, and the
Vancouver  Symphony  Society,  is  well
Photo by Courtesy Vancouver Province
Mrs. Frank M. Ross, B.A.'25, receives Great Trekker Award from  Dick Underhill, A.M.S.  President,
during   Half-Time   interval   at   Homecoming   Football   Game.    From   Left,   Wendy   Sutton,   A.M.S.
Vice-President,  Mrs.  Ross,  President  MacKenzie,   Dick  Underhill.
21       U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE known to the Alumni of U.B.C, who
base their Great Trekker award on
service to the community.
"How do you do it all?" I asked the
lovely, serene woman sitting opposite
me in the pine-panelled study of her
beautiful Vancouver home. At this point
my Irish terrier, having escaped my
station wagon, came bounding towards
us over the pale rose drawing room
carpet. He had discovered a loosely-
closed French window.
"I must admit that I get up at six,"
said Mrs. Ross, "and serving on committees, and looking after a great many
house guests, are only part of my
routine. Sometimes I think my life is
just one long inventory of sheets and
blankets for the farm at Cloverdale,
the ranch in the interior, and the place
in New Brunswick. It's lucky my three
dogs are at Cloverdale today," she
added as I moved to restore my lively
friend to his mobile kennel, "or we'd
have a dog fight on our hands."
Behind my hostess was the handsome
portrait in oils, by Henry Carr, reproduced on the cover of this issue, showing her in the scarlet robes of an LL.D.
On another wall was a portrait of her
pretty daughter, Brenda Turner, by the
same artist. Brenda, a McGill graduate, is now in Montreal, where her
brother, John Turner, Rhodes Scholar
of 1949, is practising law.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross, Brenda and John
try to meet each summer at St.
Andrews-by-the-sea, their New Brunswick home. Here they all enjoy swimming, which, with tennis, has always
been a favorite pastime of Phyllis Ross.
Mentioned only by my modest hostess
as places requiring a bit of management in supplies, the "farm at Cloverdale and the ranch in the interior"
might be any casual possession needing
a going over from time to time.
Actually the Cloverdale farm is the
picturesque estate on a ridge overlooking the Fraser Valley, home of the
famed Welsh ponies that are a delight
to thousands of Pacific National Exhibition visitors every year.
Mr. Ross imported his original stock,
and is now carrying on his own breeding program. "One young fellow I have
at Cloverdale is better than either of
the imported stallions I've show-n at
the P.N.E." he relates, with pardonable
The ranch in the interior is the
world-renowned Douglas Lake Cattle
Ranch, home of superb Herefords.
Assuredly a life of achievement and
honour lies between Mrs. Frank Mackenzie Ross, Great Trekker of 1954,
and young Phyllis Gregory, undergraduate, Arts'25. But this latest award
is just part of a pattern that has
become the normal way of life for
Phyllis Ross, still my nominee for
Futurity Honours.
Oxford In Retrospect
As I have only recently returned
from Oxford, I am frequently asked
about my two years there, and what
my impressions are. Since this question is asked oftenest at large social
gatherings, I have become more and
more frustrated; for how can I do
justice to Oxford in the noise of a
cocktail party? Therefore I am all the
more thankful to Col. Logan for asking me to write very briefly on some
of the things about Oxford that impressed me.
I doubt that a Canadian student,
used to thinking of a university in
terms of a green campus set with imposing buildings in "collegiate Gothic"
style, could help but be confused by
his first view of Oxford. It takes an
experienced eye to distinguish parts of
the university from the town, Balliol
even having a pub within its walls. Unfortunately the pub no longer serves
its old function, but provides accommodation for undergraduates. In two
years I have grown to like the architectural diversity, and the worn and
weathered stonework now seems an
expression of the homey friendliness of
college life.
Indeed, I was all prepared to be met
with the supposedly typical English reserve, but was pleasantly surprised to
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be met, instead, with more invitations
to tea than I could cope with. I think
the students may even have gone out
of their way to be friendly because I
was from another country; but how
that extra kindness was appreciated!
The same friendly air pervaded everything" one did in the college. I felt encouraged to play sports because the
others seemed interested in having me
along. There was always a waiting
welcome, but it was never pushed at
me. If I was preoccupied, no one
would disturb my thoughts; yet I never    lacked    companionship    when    I
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Magdalen College, Oxford, from coloured lithograph   illustration    in   Ackerman's   History   of
Oxford  in  U.B.C.  Library.
wanted it. It was a homey atmosphere
in which everyone was gladly accepted,
and which satisfied one's need of both
friendship and quiet.
Because every Oxford undergraduate
is the sole master of his time, life in
the college is highly artificial. The student has no duties which he might feel
would steal the time he could better
use studying. A servant makes his bed.
Boring and unprofitable lectures need
not be attended. But, of course, the
undergraduate must see his tutor every
week; however, for me, this was an
enjoyable time. Because no one in the
world at large is as independent of
others as the Oxford student may be,
Oxford's system provides a unique situation out of which much good may
come, but to the same extent as much
evil, depending upon the individual's
use of his opportunity. Nevertheless,
the value of the right employment of
this opportunity is testified to by the
greatness of many of Oxford's sons.
The most different aspect of the
teaching system at Oxford from that
common in North America is the individual attention that every student
receives from his tutor, and the use of
essay writing as a tool of instruction.
Every undergraduate sees his tutor for
an hour once a week. Each week the
tutor assigns an essay topic and advises his pupil which books he should
read for material. Through practice the
student learns to order his ideas and
to express himself clearly. At the next
tutorial he must read the essay to his
tutor who will criticize it freely. This
method is not restricted to only those
subjects, such as history, which are
obviously suitable for such treatment,
but extends also to science, the student
of which is possibly more in need of
such training anyway. I consider writing essays perhaps the most valuable
part of my course.
Before going to Oxford my conception  of  an  English   student  ready  to
U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       22 enter university was a lad, very well
educated, but young for his age, having
had less social experience than his
North American contemporaries. Instead, the average freshman was surprisingly mature. What aroused my
admiration was the cultural background and the critical ability in reading that most freshmen possessed. Also
the proportion of students who played
a musical instrument was greater than
at home. Part of the reason, no doubt,
for this concentration of able students
at Oxford is the stiff competition that
exists for a place in the university. In
such company, the Rhodes Scholar
soon discovers, perhaps to his dismay,
that he is not the shining light he had
come to think he was. I do not mean
that he is conceited, but that he has
become used to being one of the small
class of prominent persons on his own
I am struck by the fact that few undergraduates read a particular subject
because it will prepare them for a job.
I have often asked my friends what
sort of a job related to their subject
they hoped to secure, and they reply
that they do not know. They chose the
subject because it was interesting.
Moreover, no course at Oxford except
medicine leads to a professional qualification. The university is concerned
solely  with  training the  mind.
Before I stop I should like to mention a few points of interest to prospective Rhodes Scholars. Starting this
year the scholar will receive a stipend
of £600 a year, £100 more than last
year. The increase has been granted
because the Rhodes trustees want the
scholar to be as free of financial worry
as possible. He is expected to travel
and to use his time and money to his
greatest profit. Expenses during term
will consume £300 to £375 for the year;
what remains for the vacations, the
other half of the year, should be adequate. The North American scholar's
stipend is reckoned as dollars, thus
freeing him from the British currency
restrictions which impede continental
travel  for  the  Englishman.
In the university the Rhodes Scholar receives no official distinction, but
privately he is held in esteem. Through
the kind effort of Miss Macdonald of
Sleat he is invited to stay in private
homes during the vacations. The
Warden of Rhodes House—he is the
Oxford secretary of- the Rhodes Trust
—is responsible for the scholars and is
ever willing to advise and help.
I have written of but few of my impressions of Oxford, and there is much
more I would like to tell. Being at
Oxford is a never-to-be-forgotten experience, one that I heartily recommend others to try.
•      •     •
Please keep the Alumni Office informed of
your change of address in order to receive your
copy of the Chronicle which is sent regularly to
all who subscribe to the U.B.C. Development
and Alumni
(Items of Alumnae and Alumni news are
invited in the form of press clippings or
personal letters. These should reach the Editor,
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C,
for the next issue not later than February 18,
Rev. E. Leslie Best, B.A., B.D., has
been appointed assistant to the minister of St. Giles United Church,
Mbs. M. I. Purdy, B.A. (nee Mary
Izeyle Aconley), for the past several
years has been with the Anglo-Canadian Shipping Company, Limited, Vancouver. (In the picture of the Class
of 1922 80th Anniversary Reunion,
Autumn issue of the Chronicle, page
17, Mrs. Purdy is shown second from
the left in the front row. We regret
she was erroneously designated as Mis.
N. W.  Whittaker.) Bkeciier Weld, B.A., M.A.
'24, M.D.(Toronto), now Professor in
the Department of Physiology and
Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine at
Dalhousie University, represented the
University of British Columbia at the
installation of The Reverend Herbert
Lavallin Puxley as President and Vice
Chancellor of the University of King's
College at Queen Elizabeth High School,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Friday,
November 5th, 1954.
Dr. Akthur Lloyd Wheeler, B.A.,
Professor and Chairman of the Department of English at the University of
Manitoba, represented the University of
British Columbia at the installation of
Hugh Hamilton Saunderson as President of the University of Manitoba on
Friday, October 22nd, 1954.
E. W. (Eb) Bassett. B.A.Sc, has
recently been promoted from Assistant
Chief Forester, i/c Operations, B.C.
Forest Service, to Deputy Minister of
Lands, Victoria.
John Grace, B.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.),
who, with Mrs. Grace, is on Sabbatical
leave from St. John's College, Cambridge, was guest of honour at an afternoon party given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. F. M. Wallace on December 5.
The gathering was arranged by the
Class of Arts '26 of which Dr. Grace is
permanent President.
W. Kaye Lamb, B.A., M.A.'30, Ph.D.
(Univ. of London)'33, LL.D.'48, represented the University of British Columbia at the installation of Chalmers Jack
Mackenzie, C.M.G., M.C, F.R.S., as
Chancellor of Carleton College, Ottawa,
at a Convocation held Tuesday, November 23, 1954.
George W. Miller. B.A.Sc. in Forest
Engineering, writes that he left the
forestry fold soon after graduation and
is now Engineer, Maintenance of Way,
Eastern Region. C.P.R.. witli headquarters in Toronto. He was recently
elected President of the American Railway Engineering Association at the
53rd Annual Meeting held in Chicago.
Joseph Marin. B.A.Sc. M.S.. Ph.D.,
Head and Professor. Department of
Engineering Mechanics at the Pennsylvania State University, was recently
honoured when he was nominated as
the twelfth President of the Society
for Experimental Stress Analysis, a
society with members from many foreign countries. In 1949 Dr. Marin
received the Westinghouse Award for
contributions to teaching and research,
an award given annually in the United
States to a selected teacher of Engineering by the American Society for
Engineering Education.
Ronald M. Blrns. B.Com.'31. formerly Assistant Deputy Minister of
Finance in Victoria, is now a member
of the staff of the Department of
Finance,  Ottawa.
Mrs. C. W. Pennington (nee Marion
C. Miles), B.A.Sc.(Nurs.), lias re-
tnrned to Cranbrook after two years'
residence in Ankara, Turkey, where
she was working under World Health
Organization's auspices as advisor to
the Turkish government in establishment and o|>eratloii of nursing training
schools in Turkey.
Frank St. John II. Madeley. B.A.,
B.Com.. B.S.W.'49. after four years as
district welfare sujK'rvisor for Prince
Rupert, has been appointed supervisor
of social welfare for the Prince George
John James Conway, B.A.'35, A.M.
(Harvard), Ph.D. ( Harvard). has been
D. O. S.
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823  Birks Building
Vancouver, B.C.
MArine 6171
Yorkshire  House,  900  W.  Pender
Vancouver 1, B.C.
appointed assistant professor of History
at Harvard University. He is to inaugurate a new course there on the
History of Canada.
Percy Ritchie (Dick) Sandwell,
B.A.Sc, is president and chief engineer
of the firm of Sandwell & Co., consulting engineers, which has developed
projects, chiefly in the pulp and paper
business, in almost every corner of the
earth, the latest being in Pakistan. Associated with him are U.B.C. Alums
Sherwood D. Ford, B.A.Sc'39, as assistant chief engineer, and Edward (Ed) S.
Barton, B.A.Sc'42, resident engineer,
Murupara project of the Tasman Pulp
and Paper Co. Ltd., in New Zealand.
(See Spring issue, p. 25.)
Francis (Franc) Renault Jotjbix.
B.A., M.A.'43, managing director of
Technical Mine Consultants Limited,
Toronto, attended the annual meeting
in November of the Canadian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy. He gave a
paper on "Economic Uranium Deposits
in Canada."
Leslie (Les) E. Barber, B.A., publisher of the Chilliwack Progress, was
elected by acclamation president of the
B.C. Division of the Canadian Weekly
Newspapers' Association at their annual convention in Vancouver October
last. He is also serving for the fourth
consecutive year as B.C. director of the
Canadian Weekly Newspapers' Association. Mrs. Barber (nee Constance
Mary Baird), B.A., writes a column in
her husband's paper called "In My
Small Corner." Les and Mrs. Barber
have two children, Wendy and Mary.
Robert T. McKenzie, B.A., lecturer
in Political Science at the London
School of Economics, has just published a book on British political
parties, which is the first important
study of their organization that has
appeared in the past fifty years.
F. W. (Ted) Charlton, B.Com., has
been appointed president of MacDonald
and MacDonald Limited, Inspection and
Testing Laboratories, Vancouver. Ted
was formerly sales manager with
Deeks-McBride  Limited.
Gordon A. McMillan, B.A.Sc, and
J. J. Crowhurst, B.A.Sc, were in
Vancouver to give papers on B.C. mining operations at the annual meeting
in November of the Canadian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy.
Gordon G. Wallace, B.Com., has
been appointed Life Branch Manager
of the British Columbia office of The
Prudential Assurance Company Limited
of England. The B.C. office is located
in Vancouver.
Arvid H. V. (Bill) Backman,
B.A.Sc, after a number of years as
logging engineer at Menzies Bay and
later as Forester, Western District
Logging   Operations   of   MacMillan   &
Photo by Courtesy Vancouver Province
Bloedel Ltd., was promoted in 1953 to
Manager of Franklin River Division,
MacMillan & Bloedel Ltd. He is remembered at U.B.C., among other
things, as editor for one year of the
Ubyssey and as Captain of the debating
team which won the McGoun Cup.
Victor Wesley Johnston, B.Com.,
has been appointed director of the
economics branch in the Defense Production Department, at Ottawa.
Dr.   Bernard   Ostle,   B.A.,   M.A.'46,
associate professor of mathematics at
Montana State College, is author of a
new book, "Statistics in Research."
Kenneth A. MacKirdy, B.A., M.A.'48,
who has lectured at the Universities of
New Brunswick and Alaska, and
studied in Australia, has been appointed Assistant Professor of History
in  Queen's  University.
J. M. Watt, B.Com., Clerical Specialist with the International Business
Machines Corporation, San Francisco,
has been promoted to Office Supervisor.
John F. Caplette, B.S.A., has been
appointed editor of the new magazine,
"The B.C. Agrologist," published "for
the advancement of British Columbia
A. E. Cox, B.A., University counsellor, was elected corresponding secretary of the British Columbia Psychological Association at its annual dinner
in Vancouver October last.
Robert G. Harlow, B.A., A.M.
(Iowa), winner of the D.F.C. while
serving in the R.C.A.F. in the Second
World War, has been appointed manager of station CBU in Vancouver.
He has been a producer with the C.B.C.
since 1951.
Sheila F. Stewart, B.A., has been
in London for three years. She is working in the biochemistry department of
Hammersmith Hospital.
24 1949
Flt.-Lt. David (Dave) F. Heakes.
B.A.Sc'49, is in London attending a
two-year post-graduate course in aeronautics at the Imperial College of
Science. With him are his wife and
their four-year-old daughter. .Tanie.
John Peter Hobson. B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc
'50, now with the National Research
Council in Ottawa, has received his
Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of California.  Berkeley.
W. J. G. (Guv) Kennedy. B.A.Sc,
field engineer with the Powell River
Company, has been assigned to supervise construction of the new Martin
Paper Carton plant on Lulu Island.
Martin's Cartons, with plants in Winnipeg. Calgary and Edmonton, were
acquired by the Powell River Company
last spring.
Kenneth T. Logan. B.S.F.. of the
Dominion Forestry Research Station
at Chalk River, Ontario, was in Victoria to attend the Canadian Institute
of Forestry meetings held there in
M. Bruce McKenzie, B.A. (Alta.).
B.S.W., M.S.W.'oO, has been appointed
as social welfare consultant with the
Department of Health and Welfare in
John Pavelich, B.P.E., B.Ed.'54,
won silver medal (2nd place) in the
shot put event in the recent British
Empire and Commonwealth Games.
John is now teaching at University Hill
School,  Vancouver.
George Walter Baldwin-. B.A.,
LL.B.'51, has been called to the Bar
and admitted as a solicitor.
Katsumi Imayoshi, B.A., is the first
Canadian-born Japanese to be ordained
as a minister in the Baptist Church in
Canada. He has been appointed to the
First Baptist Church in Nelson, B.C.
John T. Saywell, B.A., M.A.'51, who
is completing his studies for the Ph.D.
at Harvard, has been appointed Junior
Lecturer in the Department of History
of the University of Toronto.
Photo by Counesy Vancouver Province
Mrs. Douglas Sherlock (Loni),
B.A., is back in Vancouver from
Tokyo and waiting for her husband's
next posting. Lieut. Sherlock, R.C.N.,
has been attached to the Judge Advocate's office in the Far East.
II. A. (Herb) Scho.n, B.S.F.. has
been taking postgraduate work at the
School of Business Administration at
Stanford, Cal., for the past two years.
He expects to return to B.C. Forest
Products Ltd. at Youbou.
Ronald J. Baker, B.A., M.A.'53, Instructor in English at U.B.C, is this
year working on a Ph.D. in General
Linguistics at the School of Oriental
and African Studies, London University, where he holds a fellowship
awarded by the Humanities Research
Council of Canada.
Allan I. V. Dawk, B.A., was oi-
dained at Vernon last October, and is
now minister at /ion United Church,
Harry Demmcki. B.S.F.. formerly
Assistant to the Logging Manager,
Cowichan Division. B.C. Forest Products Ltd., was promoted in October to
Assistant to Manager of Logging at the
Headquarters  Office in Vancouver.
Edwin B. Harp, B.A., has been appointed to teach natural science at
Notre Dame College.
Lenore McEwen, B.A., M.Sc'53, is
taking postgraduate studies at Cambridge University.
Rev. Gerald A. McMeciian, B.A., has
been appointed as minister for the
Fraserview United Church, Vancouver.
Howard (Howie) Earl Oborne,
B.P.E., is teaching this year in a secondary modern school in Ilminster,
Somerset, England.
George A. Sourisseau, B.S.F., after
a year in the Forestry Department of
Comox Logging Co. Ltd., is now in
"Local Sales" of the Canadian White
Pine Division of MacMillan & Bloedel
Ltd., in Vancouver.
J. (Ale) Cuthbert, B.S.F., came to
U.B.C. after six years of teaching in
the Peace River District. Following
graduation, he had a year's experience
with the B.C. Forest Service in the
Prince George District and is now
back to teaching in the Alberni High
School, where he is pioneering the first
full-fledged forestry course to be given
in a high school in British Columbia.
Leonard C. Dudley, B.A., LL.B.'53,
and John Nicholas Stone, LL.B.. have
been called to the Bar and admitted as
Norman R. Dusting, B.S.F., left C.
D. Schultz & Co. Ltd. at the beginning
of the year to become Secretary, B.C.
Lumber Manufacturers' Association, in
Jacob (Jake) II. Penneb, B.A., has
been named president of Vancouver
Elementary School Teachers' Association.
William (Bill) Popowich, B.P.E., is
teaching this year in a secondary school
in Southeast London, England.
Munro M. Carroll, B.A.Sc, chemical
engineer, is now with Alumina Jamaica
Limited, Jamaica, B.W.I., a company
associated with the Kitimat project.
Robert J. Falconer, LL.B., was
called to the Bar in October and admitted as solicitor.
Peter Harnetty-, B.A.. awarded a
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in 1953 to
attend Harvard University, has been
awarded in 1954 by Harvard a fellowship  of $700.
Joan C. Shore, B.S.A.. is a stenographer-technician in the Department
of Entomology at the University of
Alberta, Edmonton.
Gordon Wesley Young, LL.B., has
been called to the Bar and admitted
as a solicitor.
Patrick B. Blewett, B.A., B.Com.,
Diploma in Hospital Administration,
has been appointed to the staff of the
Hospital Insurance Service, Department of Health and Welfare, Victoria,
Louis M. Dyer, B.A., B.Com., Diploma in Hospital Administration, has
been appointed to the administrative
staff of the Stepgoe Valley Hospital,
Ely, Nevada.
Justin W. de P. Greene, B.Com.'54,
Diploma in Hospital Administration,
has been appointed Assistant Administrator and Manager of the Emma
L. Bixby Hospital, Adrian, Michigan.
His wife, Joy, and their three children,
Jaequelyn, Justin Noel and Healey,
have joined him there.
Mrs. Ada L. Henderson, B.A., teacher
at John Oliver High School, Vancouver,
and chairman of the Scholarship committee and Scholarship adjudications,
MacMillan Clubs, received her degree
at the Autumn Congregation. She has
two married daughters, Mrs. A. Leslie
Babb (Leslie, B.A.Sc'48) and Mrs.
David B. Leaney (David. B.A.Sc'49),
and in September became twice a
Ivor Parfitt, Music teacher at Kitsilano High School. Vancouver, received his B.A. degree at the Autumn
Congregation. He is a grandfather
three times.
Henry S. Rogers, B.A., B.Com., Diploma in Hospital Administration, has
been appointed to the staff of the
Vancouver General Hospital.
The Campus committee in charge of
the Mardi Gras invites Alumni to the
gala ball at the Commodore, January
13 and 14, and to take part in the prize
competition for the best decorated table
or group of tables.
The Mardi Gras proceeds are given
to multiple sclerosis medical research.
Tickets may be obtained at the
A.M.S. Office, Brock Hall, or at the
25        U. B. C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE School of Architecture
The following news items have been
received about Architecture graduates:
George Killick, B.Arch.'51, Grant
McKinnon, B.Arch.'51, and R. G. (Bud)
Aubrey, B.Arch.'51, are with the firm
of Stock, Ramsay and Associates in
Ernie Middleton, B.Arch.'51, and
Don Sinclair, B.Arch.'51, set up a
partnership in Edmonton a year ago.
Jack Smart, B.Arch.'51, is working
in the Architecture department of the
Calgary City School Board.
Philip M. Scott, B.Arch.'54, and W.
W. (Bill) Rennie, B.Arch.'54, are with
the firm of Rule, Wynn and Rule, in
Dick N. Weismiller, B.Arch.'54 and
E. A. (Red) Wetherill, B.Arch.'54, are
with the firm of Diamond, Dupuis and
Dunn, in Edmonton.
School of Home Economics
12 of the 1954 graduates in Home
Economics are in teaching positions in
British Columbia. 13 others have commenced their dietetic interneships. Five
are married.
Doreen Coursier, B.H.E.'SO, drove
east during the summer to attend the
Canadian Home Economics Association
convention in Toronto, and look for a
position in the Textile field.
Moureen   Sangster,   B.H.E.'53,   en
joyed her summer in Great Britain and
on the Continent.
Barbara Richards, B.H.E.'49, enjoyed her work and life in London
so much last year that she has decided
to stay abroad for another year.
Mary Ann Blanchard  (nee Patterson)  B.H.E.'49, with her hubsand, has
returned to Canada from Boston and
will be in Toronto this winter.
Miss Orene J. Ross, Instructor in
Design, left in August, via the Panama
Canal, for Britain to study for a year
at The Royal College of Art, London,
Miss Nina Morley, formerly a
faculty member, is working toward a
Ph.D. in Nutrition at Oregon State
Miss Jean McEwan taught summer
school at the University of Alberta.
Miss Mary Reeves left in the spring
to be married and make her home in
Miss Marion Seymour received her
M.Sc. degree from Ohio State University at the conclusion of the summer
Miss Margaret MacFarlane, Miss
Winifred Bracher, Miss Larisea Dem-
chuk and Miss Orene Ross increased
their know-ledge of B. C. very considerably as they met with Women's Institute groups in 27 centres this summer.
Miss Ruth Blair, B.H.E.'48, M.Sc.
'53    (Cornell),    has    been    appointed
Director of Food Services. She and
Miss Eileen Bacon, B.H.E.'40, (Now
Mrs. Calder), bore the load of feeding the B. E. Gaines contestants. This
was a most interesting experience
which makes a story in itself.
*     •     •
Red Cross Grateful
for Blood Donations
The following letter came to President MacKenzie from W. A. Freeman,
Blood Donor Panel Organizer, of the
Canadian Red Cross, Vancouver.
"We wish to express our personal
thanks to you and to the student body
for the excellent cooperation and support given to our Blood Transfusion
Service at the Blood Donor Clinics held
at U.B.C. during the period October
4th to 8th, 1954.
"During this period 1877 members of
the University attended the clinic. This
enabled us to supply all hospitals in
British Columbia for one week and in
addition, to meet B.C.'s quota of blood
for gamma globulin for two weeks.
This was 300 over our anticipated
"Such a gesture is most commendable
and speaks very highly for each and
every one who attended, as well as for
the University for its cooperation. It
is only through such cooperation that
we are able to maintain this worthy
service.   We are most grateful."
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C.N.R. Agent be your trusted guide. He
has all the information you require plus
the time and know-how to arrange every
detail - passports,
accommodations -
even travellers'
C.N.R.'s record purchase of passenger
equipment assures
new comfort wher-
ever you go by-
Canadian    National.
We represent all
steamships and
air   tines.
26 The Faculty
President Mackenzie was in New
York November 15-1S, for meetings of
the College Retirement Equities Fund
and of the Teachers Insurance and
Annuity Association, of which latter
he is a Trustee. On November 19-20 he
attended the National Conference on
Humanities and Government, sponsored by the Humanities Research
Council in Ottawa. He was chairman
of the Dinner meeting, November 111.
which was addressed by the Prime
Minister. The President spoke to the
Ottawa Canadian Club November 22.
Dean Ami's and Professor Roy
Daniells also represented the University of British Columbia at the Humanities Conference in Ottawa.
Dean Henky F. Angus, Faculty of
Graduate Studies, on the invitation of
President Grayson Kirk of Columbia
University, took part in a Conference
on The Unity of Knowledge, held at
Arden House. Ilarriman, New York,
October 27-30. Dean Angus was chosen
as one of seventy-five representatives
of the arts and sciences in the United
States, Canada and abroad, who were
invited to participate in the Conference
discussions. Members of the Conference also attended the University Convocation held on Sunday, October 31,
in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
at which Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth,
the Queen Mother, and others, were the
recipients of Honorary Degrees.
Arthur C. Abrahamson, Instructor
in the School of Social Work, participated in the annual conference of the
Northwest Council of Guidance and
Personnel Associations, held in Portland, Oregon, in October.
Professor Jacob Biely, Head of the
Department of Poultry Husbandry, is
one of 32 scientists who participated in
recent research leading to the establishment of an International Standard
for Vitamin D.
The study was directed by the
Medical Research Council of Great
Britain and was conducted by scientists in seven nations.
Professor D. B. Fields, School of
Commerce, has been appointed a member of the Board of Examiners-in-Chief
of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
B. C. Binning, Associate Professor
in Architecture and Fine Arts, has
received word that several of his
paintings have been hung in the 1954
Venice Biennale, the world's leading
exhibition of contemporary art.
Convoy at Rendezvous from the C.
S. Band collection in Toronto, and
Ships in Classical Calm, owned by the
National Gallery of Canada, were two
of the Binning paintings exhibited in
the Biennale. His work has also
appeared   in   the   recent   Sao   Paulo,
Brazil, Exhibition and the Pittsburgh
A premiere of a symphony composed
by Jean Coulthard Adams, Instructor
in the Department of Music, was heard
recently when Ettore Ma/.zoleni directed
its Canadian performance over the
national network from Toronto.
H. Peter Oherlander, Assistant Professor of Planning and Design, School
of Architecture, has accepted a research
fellowship to study community planning
.at Harvard  University.
In his absence Professor Oherlander s
work will he done by Dr. David IS.
Turn™, B.S.A.'33. B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
(Cornell), Director of Conservation for
the Provincial Government, as Visiting
Uecturer in Regional Planning, and by
James H. Acland. B.Arch., A.M.(Harvard), recently of the University of
Utah, who has been in Europe during
the past year on a Ford Fellowship
Professor Ralph Jambs. Head of
the Mathematics Department, is on
leave for the academic year 1954-55 as
visiting professor at Michigan State
College. East Lansing, Michigan. Professor Steve Jennings is Acting-Head
of the department during the absence
of Professor James.
Dr. James O. St. Clair-Sobei.l, head
of the Department of Slavonic Studies.
had word recently that a further gift
of $10,000 had been received by the
University for the use of his department, which during the past six years
has enjoyed the benefit of financial
help from the Rockefeller Foundation
totalling more than $90,000. The Slavonic Studies section of the University
Library, now numbering 20,000 volumes,
is the largest in Canada.
Dr. G. E. Dower, Instructor in
Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, is
the first holder in the U.B.C. Faculty
of Medicine of a Canadian Life Insurance Officers' Association fellowship
recently given to the University for research on electrical activity of the
cardiac muscles. Dr. Dower received
his medical instruction at the University of London, and St. Bartholemew's
Hospital. He has been associated more
recently with the Cardiology section of
the Vancouver General Hospital.
Miss Anne M. Smith, Assistant
Librarian and Head, Reference Division, U.B.C. Library, has returned from
a year of teaching in Japan's only
library school at Keio University in
Tokyo, and from a "librarian's holiday",
visiting book collections all over the
world. A Rockefeller Foundation grant
financed her trip.
Professor F. H. Soward was invited
by the National Defence College at
Fort Frontenac, Kingston, Ont., to
deliver a series of five lectures on
Canadian External Policy during the
week of October 24. This is the first
time a Canadian scholar has been
invited to give as many lectures in this
field to a group of Senior Officers from
Photo by Courtesy University of New ESrunswick
Dean George F. Curtis receives Honorary
D.C.L. from the Rt. Hon. Lord Beaverbrook,
Honorary Chancellor of the University of New
Brunswick. Seated, Right, is the Hon. C. D.
Richards, Chief Justice of New Brunswick.
the Armed Forces of Canada, the
United States, and the United Kingdom, and of Senior Civil Servants. In
a letter to the President, the Minister
of National Defence, the Honourable
Ralph Campney, expressed his warm
appreciation to the University for releasing Mr. Soward from his normal
duties to make these lectures possible.
Father Henry Carr, Department of
Classics, attended the formal opening
of Carr Hall, in Queen's Park. Toronto,
on Sunday, October 20. The handsome
structure of reinforced concrete and
Indiana limestone, which perpetuates
Father Carr's name, has been added to
the buildings of St. Michael's College,
of which he was Principal for a number
of years.
Professor Fred Lassere, Director
of the School of Architecture, in his
capacity as professional advisor to
the Vancouver City Council, has the
interesting task of adjudicating more
than 200 competitive designs for the
new Civic Auditorium.
Professor B. Paul Wisnicki. of
the School of Architecture, has been
granted a year's leave of absence to
work under the Joint Canadian-American Board on the engineering aspects
of the St. Lawrence Seaway project.
In his absence, his work will be distributed between Otto Safir, B.Sc.
(Aix-la-Chapelle), a new member of
the staff, and R. B. Boston of the
Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Professor Ronald E. Burgess, of
the Radio Research Station, Slough,
England, is the first holder of a new
Research Professorship in Telecommunications at the University, established by the National Defense Research
Board for the training of graduate
students in the fundamental aspects of
electronics. Professor Burgess will be
actively engaged in the following fields :
semiconductors, waves and antennae,
noise in vacuum tubes and circuits. He
is the author of many papers on these
and related subjects.
Dr. G. M. Shrum, Head of the
Physics Department, participated in
the Defense Board symposium in Ottawa. December 8, 9 and 10.
U. B. C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE L. B.C. AtUMNI  CHRONICLE       28 Summer School New York
By  MARY   FALLIS,   B.A/32
My first reaction to a New York
campus was "what a remote, cool,
green corner of the earth British Columbia is, and what a wonderful place
to work and teach without the pressures exerted on life in large American cities." Part of this feeling was
due to the fact that most people on
the Atlantic seaboard don't know
where  Vancouver  is!
On the registration days nearly 10,-
000 students funnelled through the
main entrance of Teachers College.
They came from all parts of the United States and from nine of the ten
Canadian provinces. Many of the students were negroes. Most had years
of teaching experience and were now
working to improve their certification.
Throughout the summer there was
an opportunity to share in Columbia's
Bicentennial Celebrations. On July 1,
at a special bicentennial convocation,
honorary degrees were conferred upon
twenty leaders of public education
from the U.S.A., England and Iraq.
Special guests included forty delegates
from the National Education Association then attending their annual convention in New York. On July 20, Columbia held a "Special University Convocation in Honor of the American
Teacher". The university had chosen
for awards on this occasion: a first-
grade and a third-grade teacher, two
high school teachers—one of them a
negro—a professor of education and a
professor of philosophy. The programme noted that without the teachers of America "our Bicentennial
Theme, Man's Right to Knowledge
and the Free Use Thereof, would soon
become hollow and meaningless. With
them the progress of our nation and
our people is bounded only by the limits   of  man's   perfectability".
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art
a special collection of American painting was on display in honour of the
Bicentennial. Most famous of the
paintings travelling to New York for
the occasion was Whistler's "Mother",
an enormous original canvas.
At Teachers College the year and
the times gave special interest to educational debate. The most outspoken
critics of modern education had been
invited to take part in the evening forums on "Critical Issues in Education".
So Professor Bestor, author of "Educational Wastelands", made a plea for
broad scholarship as the major requirement of the teacher, and Professor
Bigelow argued for a broader concept
of the teacher's task and a deeper appreciation of the complexity of the
teacher's art. Albert Lind, author of
"Quackery in the Public Schools", re-
Mary  M.  IFallis,  B.A.'32,  former editor,  U.B.C.
Alumni   Chronicle.
gretted the loss of the disciplines once
provided by the teaching of traditional
subjects, while Roma Gans claimed
that the field of human knowledge is
covered more fully and more effectively
in the schools today than ever before.
Varied viewpoints were expressed
also in the daily "All College Lecture
Discussion on Education". Retiring
Dean William Russell regretted that
the quacks should be invited to the
campus to speak; he saw them representing the group who ridicule new
knowledge without understanding. Incoming Dean Caswell Hollis welcomed
outsiders, even critics. He felt it important, "as issues in education arise,
that people should have a chance to
hear all sides", and pointed out that,
as education faces serious criticism in
the years immediately ahead, it will be
necessary to consider the problems
seriously, and that the job will be to
see that there are better teachers.
Then there was life at International
House—the pleasant dining room and
meals with students from Lebanon and
Brazil, Latvia and Iraq, Korea, India
and Pakistan, Mexico and Colombia—
the discovery of fellow-Canadians in
the House—kindergarten teachers and
household scientists, vice-principals
and music majors, economists and normal school instructors—and out of
their conversation a picture emerging
of the Canadian scene, partly because
we were measuring ourselves against
our big and very energetic neighbour.
A truly International Forum on Wednesday nights—an International Concert Night, with unforgettable numbers from Thailand and the Philippines,    their    young    people,    through
music and dance, effortlessly expressing the grace and beauty of very ancient cultures—an international Film
Night with a Canadian sharing scenes
of the Canadian Rockies with pictures
of Yugoslav dances, Austrian folk music, and Japanese ceremonials.
On the campus the British Commonwealth Club met weekly at a picnic
table under the trees near the tables
of State Alumni. The club held a delightful banquet presided over by Douglas Scott of Newfoundland and attended by the Summer School director.
Dr. Izzard and Mrs. Izzard. Dr. Hunt,
head of the Teachers College Department of Social Science, had been persuaded to speak on "Columbia's Association with the British Commonwealth". His research unearthed a
very entertaining tale of the attitude
of Presidents from England in pre-
revolutionary classrooms following the
granting of the Columbia Charter by-
George II in 1754. Present day relationships are maintained through the
streams of Canadian students who come
to Columbia and make a favorable impression there. This fall, special recognition of Columbia's relationships with
the Britisli Commonwealth will be given when the Queen Mother, Elizabeth,
attends the culminating convocation
of the Bicentennial Year.
My one disappointment in the Canadian group was that too many of the
students were limited by sectional viewpoints. They did not seem conscious,
as Hugh MacLennan put it in his
"Cross Country", that "a Canadian
point of view, incoherent as yet, but
strongly felt, really exists". When they
were asked to contribute a cultural
number to the Concert Night, most of
them were at a loss to think of material they could use to interpret the
cultural pattern of their country. They
were not, however, the only group in
such a dilemma, and they did find a
Numerous staff members on the
campus were Canadians. One from
B.C., Tony Barker, B.A.Sc. '49, M.A.
Sc. '51, is an assistant in Geology at
the  University.
• •      •
Yes, I have viewed from many a place
Her intellectual horses race.
She always backs her favourite colt
That tears past like a thunderbolt,
Then gives the crowd a haughty glance,
The flashy gelding, Brilliance.
* *        *
. . . The homeward mob has passed the
Yet still beside the course I wait,
Detained   here,   in   the   evening   mist,
By an old hope I can't resist.
One glimpse I do so want to win :
The grey mare, Kindness, limping in.
Geoffrey  B.  Riddehough,  Arts'24.
U.B.C ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Thunderbirds' Close Game with Varsity Blues
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio-Visual Services
Af pre-game dinner,  Friday evening,  November  19,  in  U.B.C. Armouries.    From  Left,   Don  Smith,
End,   Toronto  Team   Captain,  Warren   A.   Stevens,   Director  of  Athletics,  Toronto,   Bus   Phillips,
Director  of  Athletics,  U.B.C,   Bob   Brady,   U.B.C.  Team   Captain.
"The most under-rated college football team in Canada" were the words
of Bob Masterson. Coach of Toronto's
Varsity Blues, referring to our U.B.C.
Thunderbirds, who had come within
a whisker of upsetting the overwhelming favourites in a college bowl game
played in Vancouver recently.
For several years U.B.C. Athletic
representatives had tried to convince
the public and its own student body
that the Evergreen Intercollegiate Conference was of a very high calibre, and
its members able to compete on equal
terms with many state colleges. For
example, Whitworth College plays
regularlv against Montana State, Utah
State and Gonzaga, and last winter
defeated Washington State in basketball. Their football team is equally as
strong, and this fall was rated as one
of the best small colleges in America.
In Conference play this year, U.B.C.
lost to four of the six Conference opponents by only one touchdown.
However, it was necessary to have a
One of the best sources of security
and contentment is your money in
the bank. It is never too early to
start a savings account.
practical demonstration of comparative football to convince the press and
public. On November 20 U.B.C. Thunderbirds did just that at our Varsity
Stadium in a game sponsored by the
Athletic Round Table, before a good
crowd of surprised, enthusiastic fans.
The Birds, keyed to high pitch by
Coach Don Coryell, pulled out all the
stops, to lose by the narrow margin of
5-3. It was a tremendous demonstration
and there was as much jubilation in
the Birds' dressing room as if they
had won.
"I guess we've proved our point,"
said Dean "Whit" Matthews, Chairman
of the Men's Athletic Committee. Dr.
Matthews had worked hard to make
the East-West contest a reality, and
deserves a great deal of credit for its
initial success.
We are very much indebted also to
the B.C. Athletic Round Table, and
especially to Eric Whitehead, who co-
chaired the Committee along with Dean
Matthews. The way is now paved for
an annual East-West College game, and
if the Grey Cup moves West next year,
U.B.C. will undoubtedly travel East to
play against the winner of the Eastern
Intercollegiate League.
Oxford-Cambridge Rugby Team
Here In March
Bob Spray, President of the B.C.
Rugby Football Union, received word
early in November that a combined
Oxford - Cambridge Rugby Football
Team will come to B.C. in March and
will play five games with teams in
Vancouver and Victoria.
The first of the series will be against
U.B.C. Thunderbirds on March 17,
according to present plans. Of the remaining four games, one will be played
in Victoria and it is hoped that one
can be arranged against a team made
up of U.B.C. players, past and present.
The other two will be played with
Vancouver teams. h. v. w.
•     •     •
New Building for Mining
and Metallurgy
Expansion of graduate work to Ph.D.
level and rapid growth of interest in
graduate work in metallurgy has made
more space necessary. First wing of
a permanent building for the department is now under construction on the
West Mall, over the road from the
present building, and next to the Forest
Products Laboratory. This first wing,
for physical metallurgy laboratories,
will be ready some time this winter.
30 First Term Athletics—A Summary
Coach Don Coryell and Line Coach
Dick Mitchell are exact opposites in
temperament, but the combination is
one which is producing a very pleasing
brand of football. That U.B.C. is
knocking on the door of victory is
demonstrated around the Conference
Table where concessions to U.B.C. are
no longer the rule, and on the held the
margin of victory for other Conference
teams is small.
This fall there were not enough suits
for all the players who turned out,
and Coach Coryell was in the enviable
position of having players compete for
positions, and of enforcing strict training rules. Because there is very little
football played in our high schools at
present, players arrive on the scene
often without a fundamental grasp of
the game, so player depth can come
only through competition at the Junior
Varsity level. For the first time U.B.C.
had a J-V team and a limited schedule.
We look forward next year to a boom
year for the Football Thunderbirds.
Rugby players contributed not a little
to our football strength, as John Newton, Donny Spence, Derek Vallis and
Bob Morford tried the American game
and liked it. Basketball stars Gary
Taylor, "Buzz" Hudson and Ernie
Nyhaug saw plenty of action, too. during the season.
Embryo Lawyer Ted Duncan took
over most of quarterbacking duties,
and his brilliant performances were a
continual inspiration to the team. Few
people realize that Duncan wore contact lenses in all the games this year.
When the University of California
made its annual rugby trek to British
Columbia, one of the most dangerous
players was a curly-headed Australian
who kicked drop-goals with deadly accuracy from 30 to 40 yards out. Now
he is on our side. Dr. Max Howell has
joined the staff of the School of Physical Education, and is now assisting
Albert Laithewaite with the Birds, as
well as coaching the second rugby
team, the Braves. We are pleased to
welcome Max, and hope he will be
around for a long time.
Speed is the byword this year, and
with one McKechnie Cup victory under
their belt, the Thunderbirds are out to
regain the prestige they lost last year.
Most of the games are televised, and
we hope for an increase in attendance
at the games through a desire on the
part of a better-informed public to
see in action one of the finest games
being played today.
Last year the Thunderbird Ice
Hockey team played in the Junior City
League, and the brand of hockey was
At the Toronto-U.B.C. get-together, in
November 20. From Left, John Newton,
son,   Toronto   Coach,   Don   Cheeseman,
Photo by Courtesy U.B.C. Audio v isuj   -ervi^es
the   Armouries,   Friday   evening,   prior   to   the   game   on
U.B.C.  Halfback, Don Coryell,  U.B.C. Coach,  Bob Master-
Fullback,   Steve   Onechuck,   Halfback,   Earl   Ford,   Guard;
all   Toronto.
not of high enough calibre to bring the
team up to intercollegiate standards.
Consequently, our team was easy prey
for the University of Alberta. Colorado and Denver.
Now a Senior Amateur League has
been formed, consisting of New Westminster, Vancouver, Seattle and U.B.C.
One team travels to Seattle every three
Coach Dick Mitchell and Honorary
Coach Frank Frederiekson report that
with 40 to 50 players turning out for
practices, we have every chance to
develop a good team—one which may
well bring the Hamber Trophy back to
British Columbia.
Jack Pomfret lost, through graduation, three of his first string veterans
—Brian Upson, Dan Zaharko and Jeff
Craig—and things were not looking
very bright for this year. However, the
huge preseason turn-out showed an
influx of good high school players well
grounded in fundamentals, ready for
the advanced coaching which Coach
Pomfret so ably provides. So far, the
Birds have won three out of their
four preseason games. The youthful,
aggressive team are playing a very
crowd-pleasing brand of basketball,
with the aim to improve on last year's
won 11,  lost Ii) record.
The B.C. Inter-High Boys' Basketball
Thunderbird Quarterback Club Scholarship was awarded to Stan Gustiu of
Gladstone High School. Stan was captain of last year's Tournament Finalist, as well as president of the Students' Council at Gladstone. His high
school record of scholarship, citizenship and sportsmanship won him this
coveted award, and Stan is now playing for our Chiefs in the Senior "A"
City League.
Playing in the strong Coast League
"B" Division, our Thunderbird Soccer
Team has won 1, lost 3 and tied 2 so
far this season. Several veterans have
graduated and rebuilding is again in
The Chiefs have played seven games
thus far, with a won 2. lost 5 record.
In the recent Pacific National Fencing Tournament held at the U.B.C.
Memorial Gym, John Loewen was first
in the Open Sabre and third in the
Open Foil.
The Varsity Grass Hockey Team is
enjoying an enviable record so far this
season in City League play, having
won 3 and tied 2 in games.
The Varsity Rowiug Crew had its
first test on Saturday. November 20,
when it met the University of Washington Huskies on Lake Washington.
Because our crew was beaten by only
three-quarters of a length over the
2,000-metre course. Coach Frank Read
was very satisfied with their performance at this stage of their training.
Coal Harbour has been a constant
handicap to competitive rowing, with
its submerged logs and floating debris.
However, the crew worked hard and
showed well againast the Huskies, who
are rated as one of the American top
crews. The English Henley race, the
Newport Regatta and the Olympic
Games are the lil.Vi objectives of our
U.K. Games Championship Crew.
The Frederic Wood Programme
The English Department Production
This   series   of   plays   will   be   performed   this
Session   in   the   Frederic   Wood   Theatre.   It   is
suggested   that   you   note   the   dates   in   your
Diary now.
U.B.C. Players' Club Alumni Festival Entry
(January   11   -   15).
Heartbreak House,  by G.  B. Shaw
(February   8  -   12).
The  Enchanted,  by J.  Giradoux
(March 29 - April 2).
The Spook Sonata, by August Strindberg
(April  26 - 30).
Tickets for all these plays are by reservation
only. For reservations call ALma 1191 and ask
COGHILL'S OFFICE in the Extension Department.
Students swung quickly into action
after the disastrous Brock fire. The
next day it was business as usual, as
the A.M.S. office moved into the
Women's gym, Student Council moved
into Hillel House, and the Ubyssey
published from the Band hut.
A week later, the A.M.S. and Student
Council moved into the only slightly-
damaged north wing, thanks to the cooperation of the Alumni Association
and the Alumni Chronicle who relocated
their offices. The students will return
to their old offices after rebuilding and
redecoration is completed in December.
Supporters of the University came
quickly to the aid of the students, including the many alumni who responded
to a direct mail appeal. The drive for
funds, whose purpose is to help cover
some of the losses which could not be
insured, now stands at about $8500 and
will continue for the rest of the year.
U.B.C. students also caught the public eye with their Homecoming floats
which paraded through downtown.
Saturday afternoon. November 0. The
gaily decorated trucks featured everything from the burning of the Brock,
through overcrowded conditions at Fort
"Krampt", to football. Because of new-
city traffic regulations this may have
been the last Homecoming parade.
(Photo by John KoDertson)
The Float was prepared by Alpha Delta Phi and Beta Theta Pi Fraternities and by Delta Gamma
Sorority. From Left: Bryan Williams, Janet Henderson, Don McCallum, Stevie Kent, Ann Davis,
Helen Jones, Nick Cole, Dru Brooks, Sylvia Downs, Maurice Gibbons, Bob Samis, Keith Bennett,
"Alfie", Graham  MacDougall. (Photo  by John  Robertson)
The traditional Council-Ubyssey feud
flared up again, this time over the
question of "good taste". The Ubyssey
in a banner story published the names
of three fraternities whose constitutions are discriminatory. They used
large heavy type for the names, and
included replicas of the pins. Council
censured the Publications Board for
"the poor  taste  employed   in  the way
that they published the names." The
Ubyssey appealed to a special meeting
of the A.M.S. In a stormy meeting the
students backed up Council. The
Ubyssey, however, had the last word
by publishing an expose of alleged discrimination in invitation lists for sorority rushing.
Controversy   over   membership   fees
in the National Federation of Canadian
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to all points in Canada
Northern f^/ec/rfc
U. B. C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE       32 University Students finally led to
U.B.C.'s withdrawal from the organization. U.B.C. had budgeted 35 cents a
student, but N.F.C.U.S. insisted on a
50 cent fee. Student Council voted a
$250 "token" grant to N.F.C.U.S., and
will probably present the whole issue
to the students at the spring general
Undergraduate Societies got behind
Campus charity drives with their usual
enthusiasm. Home Economies and Nursing inspired 1800 students to give a pint
of blood in the Fall blood drive. Commerce sparked a drive for the Community Chest, while the Engineers put
on a host of stunts to raise money for
the March of Dimes.
Gerry Hodge's Special Events Committee brought culture to the campus
at three noon-hour shows. Kay Armstrong's ballet group. W. H. Auden.
reading his own poems, and the Vancouver Symphony all appeared for the
students' entertainment.
Jim Killeen, Teacher Training, was
elected to Student Council as Undergraduate Societies Chairman to replace
Monte McKay.
Adams-WiiiTTrNOTOx. David K.
Adams, M.A.'53, to Anne Whittington.
in Victoria.
Anderson-Jenkins. John J. Anderson, B.Com.'49, LL.B.'49, to Janie Marie
Anstis-West. Lieut. William Alfred
Anstis, B.A.'52, to Joan Irene West, in
Kentville, N.S.
Archihat.d-Cui.i.inane. Roy William
Archibald, B.A.SC18, to Margaret Mary
Cullinane. in Rossland, B.C.
Argue-Williamson. James Harvey
Argue, B.Com.'47, LL.B.'50, to Lois
Williamson, B.A.'52.
Arnold-Bell. Dr. Craig Rogers Arnold to Lois Jean Bell, B.A.'49.
Assimakos-Christie. Miltiades Anthony George Assimakos to Jean
Christie, B.A.,'44, in New York.
Banham-Grant. James Alfred Ban-
ham, B.A.'51. to Mary Elizabeth Grant,
Barker-Willis. Thomas Philip Barker, B.A.Sc.'53, to Ann Dorcas Willis,
Batiigate-Hickey. James William
Bathgate to Barbara Joy Hickey. B.A.
Beesley-Stevens. John Alan Bees-
ley, B.A.'49, LL.B.'50, to Margaret Ruth
Stevens, B.S.N.'52.
Bell-Gell. Douglas Norman Bell.
B.A.'SO, to Marianne Louise Gell.
Bell-Laird. Henry Elliot Bell, B.Com.
'51, to Berniee Desbrisay Laird, B.A.
Black-Millard. Allan Patrick Black.
B.A.'49. to Gloria Inez Millard, B.A.'47.
Brat-Ramsay. Marshall Peters Bray,
LL.B.'50, to Evelyn Crawford Ramsay.
Brown-Haskins. R i t MacLean
Brown, B.A.'SO, to Hilary H. Haskins.
Brown-Ktrk. Colin Warner Brown.
B.A.'SO, to Ada Jean Kirk, B.H.E.'52.
Butterworth-Beveridge. Eugene Alfred Butterworth, B.Com.'52, to Margaret Elizabeth Beveridge.
Cambray-Tretiiewey. Roger Sta-
worth Cambray to Helen Clair Trethe-
wey, B.A.'47, in Blewbury, England.
Carpknter-McMurray. Marvin Allen
(Mac) Carpenter, B.Com.'54, to Frances
Dorothy   (Frankie)   McMurray.
Christopiier-MacCorkinoale. Gordon Arthur Christopher, B.A.'53. LL.B.
'54, to Mary Catherine MacCorkindale.
Clark-Abercombie... Nigel Hubert
Clark. M.IV54, to Elizabeth Gertrude
Abercombie,  B.A.'52.
Clark-Parker. Sydney George Clark.
B.A.'53. LL.B.'54,  to Lucille Parker.
Convii.LE-CoPE. Donald Cleveland
Codville. B.A.Se.'50. to Delores Vivian
Cope, at New Westminster, B.C.
Covei.i.o-Smithers. Thomas Covello,
B.A.Sc'54. to Dorothy Margaret Smitli-
ers. B.S.1V53.
Cowan - Lindsay. Douglas Vernon
Cowan, B.Com.'49, to Mary Elizabeth
Dakers-Whiting. Ronald Gill Dak-
ers, B.A.'52, M.Se.'53, to Diana Joan
Davis-Auterson. Thomas Wilfred
Davis, to Maureen Cecilia Auterson.
Dawson-Drage. Lieut. John Phillip
Dawson, U.S.N.R. to Ethel Elaine
Drage,  B.A.'SO.
Deniioi.m-Byman. James Johnstone
Denholni, B.A. (Sask.). M.A.'SO, to Vera
Gloria Byman.
Dickie-Fisher. Donald Clark Dickie.
B.S.P.'SI, to Muriel Evalyne Fisher.
Dodson-Cates. Earl David Dodson,
IS.A.'54. to Suzanne Augusta Cates.
Duerksen-Paddock. Walter David
Duerkseu, B.A.Sc.'51. to Marion lsabelle
Paddock, in Morriston. Ont.
Dunn-McAi.pine. Alfred Carter Dunn
B.Com.'54. to Mary-Alice Jacqueline
Ethel McAlpine.
Edwauds-Stobart. Robert Edwards.
LL.B.'52, to Maureen Claire Stobart.
at Carmel, California.
Evans-Stew art. James Walwyn Ev-
ans. B.A.'48, to Annabella Thora
Ewing-Fribrock. Walter McColl
Ewing. B.A.'SO, to Iris Marion Frib-
roek. in Seattle.
Fairweather-Baxter. David McLaren Fairweather, B.Com.'49, to
Gloria Gayet Baxter.
Fiynn-Moore. Harold Patrick Flynn,
B.S.P.'52. to Sylvia Elizabeth Moore,
at Trail. B.C.
Forsytiie-Fi.ett. Donald David Forsythe, B.A.Sc.'53, to Frances (Fran)
Kathleen Flett, at Powell River, B.C.
Fhaser-Rollefson. Douglas Hotham
Fraser, B.A.'52, to Marjorie Elizabeth
Rollefson, in Regina, Sask.
Frazee-Lumb. John David Frazee,
B.A.Sc.'50, to Joyce Brodie Hallow-ell
Funk-Eckersley. Harold D. Funk
to  Edith  Phyllis Eckersley,  B.A.'49.
Gale-Mar m ont. Henry Hamon Gale,
B.A.'SO, M.D.'S4, to Lois Onlene Mar-
Gardner - Brown. Donald Arthur
Gardner, B.A.'54, to Joan Lois Brown,
B.A.'53.  B.S.W.'54.
Gii.isert-Renwick. John Ralph Gilbert. B.P.E.'52. to Mercedes (Peggy)
Renwiek. at Port Alberni. B.C. - Tarrant. Bruce Milton
Gonzales, B.S.P.'54, to Joy Lillian Tarrant.
Gray-Mai.colmson. Robert William
Gray to Charlotte Shirley-Anne Mal-
colmson,  B.A.'52.
Gunning-Leslie. Kenneth Samuel
Gunning. B.A.'52, to Flora Marie Johnson, in Nelson. B.C.
Hamilton-Hamilton. William George
Hamilton, B.A.Sc.'51, to Joyce Elizabeth Hamilton.
Harris-Humphrey. Clifford Kaye
Harris, B.A.'52, to Isabel Eleanor
Louise Humphrey.
Hendry-Wolstencroft. Lionel James
Hendry, B.Com.'52, to Joan Isabel Wol-
steneroft,  B.A.'53.
Henley-Hazlewooi). Ian George Tre-
lawney Henley, B.A.'SO, LL.B.'51. to
Joan Isabel Hazlewood.
IIillman-Donaldson. Victor Larry
Hillman, B.A.'53, to Margaret Jean
Hudson - Grimston. Edmund Neil
Hudson to Jean Adelma Grimston,
HuDSON-HocKRinGE. Donald James
Hudson, B.A.'52. to Patricia Joan Hock-
Hunter - Buckle. John Wilfred
Hunter. LL.B.'54. to Marlene Elva
Hutton-Davis. John Meredith Hutton, B.Com.'51, to Eleanor Anne Mitchell Davis.
Jackes-King. Robert Hervey Jackes,
P..A.'53,  to  Jean Joanne  King.
Johns-Eades. Reay MacKenzie Johns
to Gwendolyn Violet Fades, B.A.'52.
Kennedy-Boultbee. William (Bill)
J. Kennedy, B.A.'52. LL.B.'53, to Nancy
Martin  Boultbee.
King-Fyfe. Donald Norman King.
B.Com.'48, to Dianne Elizabeth Fyfe.
Knowles-Harper. George Clifford
Knowles to Betty Louise Harper, B.A.
'52. B.S.W.'53.
Kynaston-McKay. Dennis Kynaston,
B.S.A.'53, to Beverley Jean McKay.
Laird Miller. Donald Gordon Laird,
B. Com.'54, to Mary Marilyn Miller.
Lee-Wong. Paul Funn Lee. B.Com.
'51. to Josephine Chainpney Wong, B.A.
Lockard-Gray. Stanley Marion Lock-
ard, B.S.F.'52, to Phyllis Laing Gray.
Magel-Kitciien. Harold Alexander
Magel, B.S.A.'Sl, to Ruth Margaret
Manning-Lewis.   Gerrard Eric Man-
LI. B. C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE ning, to Meredith Ann Lewis, B.A.'53.
Marsh-Watson. Robert Lee Marsh
to Janet Margaret Watson, B.H.E.'50.
Mausser - Wilcox. William John
Mausser, B.A.Sc'53, to Ena lsabelle
Miller-Polson. Clive Miller, B.A.
'51, LL.B.'52, to Fjola Virginia Poison.
Miller-Williams. Douglas Wilfred
Miller, B.A.'50, to Margery Elaine
Moon-Hardisty. David Angus Moon,
B.Com.'47, to Cherry Victoria Hardisty.
Morrison-Wilks. John James McLean Morrison, B.A.'52, to Phyllis Janet
Macdonald-Grant. Eugene Andrew
Macdonald to Joan Phyllis Diana
Grant,  B.H.E.'54.
McDougall-Finch. Edwai'd Barry
MeDougall, B.A.'49, LL.B.'SO, to Ann
Louise Finch, in Hamilton.
McIntosh-Drake. Ernest Claude Mcintosh, B.Com.'49, to Betty Elisabeth
McIntyre-Hall. Alan David Mclntyre, B.A.'SO, M.A.'52, to Shirley
Marie Hall.
McKeghnie-Andersen. William Jordan McKechnie to Deirdre Margaret
Andersen, B.A.'53.
McLaren - Damgaard. Henry Mon-
erieff McLaren, B.A.'48, B.S.W.'SO, to
Audrey Elizabeth Damgaard.
MacLean-Turner. Alistair John Mac-
Lean, B.Com.'49, to Kathleen Edna
McLeod-Forscutt. Douglas Hugh McLeod, B.A.Sc'53, to Doreen Jean Fors-
Nelson - Fotheringham. William
Cecil Nelson, B.Arch.'53, to Irene Helen
Fotheringham; in Sardis, B.C.
Nicholson - Dixon. Donald Allan
Nicholson, B.A.'53, to Beverley Louise
Dixon,  B.H.E.'51.
Nordland-Ableson. Raymond Louis
Nordlund, B.A.Sc'51, to Donna Jean
Owen - Tobeason. David Stewart
Owen, B.A.'51, to Pamela Cecilia Tobeason,  in Greenwich, Conn.
Perkins-Kreutziger. Harold Jackson Perkins, B.A.'51, M.Sc'53, to Mary
Louise Kreutziger.
Ployart-Lamb. John William Ploy-
art, B.Com.'52, to Helen Marilyn Lamb.
Pollock-Donald. John Orr Pollock,
B.A.'47, B.S.W.'48, M.S.W.'SO, to Mary
Agnes Donald.
Pyper-Boyd. Ian Gordon Pyper,
LL.B.'54, to Bonita Mary Shiel Boyd,
at Kamloops, B.C.
Ridley-Lewis. Robert Murney Ridley, B.Com.'54, to Sally Larkin Lewis.
Ripley - McTavish. George Collen
Ripley to Shirley Adelaide McTavish,
Robinson-McAllister. William Gri-
gor Robinson, B.A.Sc'52, to Jane
Barnet   (Barnie)   McAllister.
Rumford-Weeks. Vernon John Rum-
ford, B.Com.'49, to Betty Joan Weeks.
Russell-Strutt. Robert A. Russell
to Jo-Anne Strutt, B.A.'Sl.
Saunders-Gloster. Richard George
Saunders, B.Com.'44, to Olive Marie
Gloster, in Toronto.
Sheppard-Coltman. Dennis Richard
Sheppard, B.A.'SO, LL.B.'Sl, to Shirley
Irene Coltman,  B.H.E.'51.
Silverwood-Lawrence. Alan Dennis
Silverwood to Elizabeth Anne Lawrence, B.A.'53, in Nelson, B.C.
Smith-Creak. Cyril Bee Smith,
B.S.P.'54, to Shirley Alice Creak.
Southcott-Thompson. John Clement
Southcott, B.Com.'S3, to Constance
Mary Thompson, B.A.'52.
Souther-Hamilton. John Gordon
Souther, B.A.Sc'52, to Mary Elizabeth
Katharine   (Betty)   Hamilton,  B.A.'53.
Stainton-Thomson. Norman Reginald Keith Stainton, B.S.A.'53, to Phyllis
Jean Thomson.
Stii.i.-Reid. John Tryan Still, B.Com.
'45, to Doreen Hazel Reid.
Sussel-Lucas. Lieut. Walter Henry
Sussel, R.C.A., B.A.'53, to Beryl Florence Lucas.
Sutherland-Stewart. Hugh Sutherland, B.A.'52, to Edna Way Stewart, at
Cloverdale, B.C.
Tanner-Crisall. William Harold
Reginald Tanner, B.Sc.(Alta.), M.D.
'54, to Patricia Joan Crisall.
Tennant-Billington. John Martin
Tennant, B.A.'49, LL.B.'53, to Joan Violet Billington.
Thompson - Fryer. Donald Roy
Thompson, B.P.E.'54, to Audrey Arline
Walley-Liggins. William Albert
Everett Walley, B.A.'51, to Moyra
Diane Liggins, B.A.'53.
Ward - Moore. Kenneth Leonard
Ward, B.S.P.'54, to Elaine Marion
Warren-Engelland. John Macdonald Warren, B.A.Sc'53, to Shirley Margaret Engelland, B.S.N.'54.
Weatherall-Wolrige. William Alexander Weatherall, B.Com.'54, to Helen
Kathleen Wolrige.
Weldon-Crosby. Richard Chapman
Weldon, B.A.'52, to Catherine Shirley
Crosby, B.A.'SO.
Wells - Blake. Raymond Mervyn
Wells, B.A.'54, to Elaine Signe Blake.
Westlake-Walsh. Donald William
S. Westlake, B.S.A.'53, to Maureen
Elizabeth Walsh.
Wheatley-Hornby. Gordon Hamilton Wheatley, B.A.Sc'48, to Jean
Elizabeth Hornby.
White-Smith. Denis Robert Telfer
White, B.A.'51, to Margaret Elizabeth
(Peggy) Smith, B.A.(Tor.), in Toronto.
Williams-Dickinson. Elmer Williams, B.Com.'48, to Dorothy May
Williams-Fry. Lloyd George Williams, B.A.'52, to Eva May Fry, in
Wilson-Farrell. George Stewart
Wilson, B.S.A.'49, to Faye Corinne
Wright - Cummins. David John
Wright, B.Com.'53, to June Daphne
Cummins, B.A.'53.
To Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Babb,
B.A.Sc.'48, a son, Eugene Matthew, in
To Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Chant,
B.A.'50, M.A.'52, (nee Constance Ruth
Mcllroy), a son, Jonathan Murray, on
October 18.
To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Cherry,
B.A.'51, M.A.'52, (nee Hilda Wood,
B.S.P.'SO), a son, Michael James, on
October 3.
To. Mr. and Mrs. R. Grant Done-
gani, B.S.A.'41, (nee Mary Helen
Lister, B.A.'42), a daughter, September 25.
To Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Ingledew,
(nee Margaret MacLean Fox, B.A.
'38), a son, John Kenneth, April 14.
To Mr. and Mrs. David B. Leaney,
B.A.Sc.'49, a daughter, Adelle Jennifer.
To Dr. and Mrs. Dave L. McIntosh.
B.S.A.'48, a son, Christopher David,
June 16.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. W. (Bill) Ren-
nie, B.Arch.'54, a daughter, August 19.
To Dr. and Mrs. Hassel Schjeld-
ercp, B.A.Sc'49 (nee Rose Khatcha-
dourian), a son, William, August 14, at
Long Beach, California.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. B. (Bill) Sexsmith, B.Com.'50, April 29, a son,
Douglas John.
To Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Sweat-
man, B.S.F.'49, a daughter, August 30.
To Dr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Yates,
B.A.'47, a son, Peter Douglas, April 6.
•     •     •
Dr. George A. Lamont
Dr. George A. Lamont, who died
after a brief illness on November 3rd,
was Clinical Assistant Professor of
Paediatrics at U.B.C, 1951-1953. He
was personally known to many Alumni
through his long association with the
C.O.T.C. of which he was Senior Medical Officer from 1928—the year of the
Corps' formation—until 1947. Of special interest also to U.B.C. graduates
and students is the fact that Dr. Lamont helped organize the blood donor
collecting service of The Red Cross Society of which he was made an honorary member in 1947, having been active
for many years in Red Cross work and
a past-president of The Society's Vancouver Branch.
His pioneer work in Vancouver's
Child Guidance Clinic and The Crippled
Children's Hospital are well known. He
was Chief of St. Paul's Hospital medical staff from 1948 to 1953. For many
years he was associated w-ith t>he city's
school health services. His generous,
lively personality will be greatly missed
by a large circle of friends.
He is survived by his wife and
daughter Helen at 6550 Marine Crescent,  Vancouver. h.t.l.
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are going on
there you'll find
the engineer
Wherever you go in Canada today, you
see the work of the professional engineer.
A river's course is changed and its rushing
power harnessed for man's needs ... an oil
pipeline scales a mighty mountain range ...
a highway is punched through the rocky
wilderness . . . and behind each mighty
accomplishment stands the engineer.
Behind our many new industries and the
unprecedented development of our natural
resources—stands the engineer. His is the
vision that is contributing so much to
Canada's phenomenal growth.
We of Canadian General Electric never forget
that ours is essentially an engineering organization.
We know that our progress depends on the constant
recruitment of young engineers and are proud of the
contribution we are making to their training.
Engineering graduates join this Company each year
Each year, since its earliest days, engineering graduates
have joined this Company to continue their training in
special courses—nearly twelve hundred have already
gained invaluable experience on the Company's
well-known "Test" Course.
The purpose of the course is primarily to ensure a
constant supply of trained talent for this Company
yet over the years it has also contributed a constant
stream of highly-trained graduates to fill the ranks of
Canadian industry.
Everybody benefits from the engineers' work
Canadian  General Electric  currently  employs
some eight hundred engineers—that's one out
of every eighteen employees—and is continually adding to their number. These men
—whether they work as development, design, production,
application, sales or service engineers, in the electrical,
mechanical or chemical fields—are in the final analysis
working for you.
They develop, design and manufacture the complex
electrical equipment that generates power, transmits it
across great distances, controls it and then puts it to work
for the common good. They improve and simplify existing products to increase their efficiency and lower their
cost. They develop brand-new products to meet brand-
new needs. In cooperation with our customers'
engineers they design and install equipment to
meet specialized needs.
The engineers' port in Canada's rising prosperity
It is an important part of their work to find better ways
of producing both equipment and products that do more,
last longer and cost less to operate. It is by
employing outstanding engineers—the key men
in Canada s progress—that we are able to play
a worthy part in our country's industrial
growth, and in the developments that are
raising the living standards of all of us.
Canada's Oldest and Largest Electrical Manufacturer


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