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1964 smaller world...bigger market?
The dimensions of our world are shrinking with each
breakthrough in communications. As Tokyo moves
closer to Toronto...as Valparaiso moves closer to
Vancouver...marketing situations change and new
opportunities arise.  The world-wide  range  of the
Bank of Montreal's International Organization keeps
us closely in touch with developments in markets
everywhere. Whatever your area of interest, in matters of foreign trade it will pay you to talk first to
the B of M.
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Bank of Montreal
Volume 18, No. 2—Summer, 1964
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Doreen Bleackley, staff assistant
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53
John L. Gray, BSA'39, chairman
Cecil Hacker, BA'33, pasl chairman
L. E. Barber, BSA'47, MSA'50
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. J. J. Cvelkovich, BA'57
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54
Himie Koshevoy, '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, BA'24
Mrs. Frances Tucker, BA'50
Published quarterly by Ihe Alumni Association of the
University oi British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second class mail by the Post
Office Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge to
alumni donating to the annual giving programme and
U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors may receive the
magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
4 Editorial
5 Profile of George Cunningham
6 Our future holds a health team
8-9 Loggerheads
10 Brogues, Bearskins and Bogs
12 On Exchange to Japan
14 Languages: the key to understanding
16 UBC Delta Gamma at International Summit
17 In Search of a Goal
18-20 Annual Meeting
21 Student News
22-23 Partners in Progress — Open House
24-26 University News
28-29 Alumni Annual Giving
30 News
31 Alumnitems
33 Alumnae and Alumni
This is how the P. A. Woodward Health Sciences Centre will look when completed.
The Memorial Gymnasium on the extreme left gives one a point of reference. The
research tower and the hospital block to its right are shown in the cover picture.
Other buildings are classroom blocks, three of them now in use, the library well
advanced in construction, and administration space. See story on page 6. Iflpr"*!^;^ n*vT%r~~u*ii:
Five Point Program
For the 1964-65 Year
David M. Brousson
It has become customary for the incoming president to
use this issue to present to you his program for the next
year, and I would like to continue this practice.
The pot of higher education in British Columbia has
been boiling merrily for the past year or two, and the UBC
Alumni Association has done its share of the filling and
the heating and the stirring of that pot.
It will be our objective in the year 1964-65 to bank and
adjust the fire underneath the pot so that the stew will
simmer steadily, while sufficient seasoning is added to
provide a flavorful mixture.
I want first to re-state the thesis of several of my predecessors: that we believe there are four members of the
academic community—administration, faculty, students and
alumni—and that each must play its proper role to give
healthy balance to that community.
To be specific, we propose the following major program
1. Public relations. If UBC is to occupy its proper place in
the life of our province, we must insure that the public
understands and appreciates the problems and the objectives
of our University. As far as we have influence with the
people who run the University, we will endeavour to persuade them to establish a strong, active and above all
professional, public relations department. In addition we
are planning some special programs of our own to present
the University more closely to the community.
2. Branches Network: As most of you know, we maintain
a network of branch contacts in many places, especially
throughout British Columbia. Now we feel this network
must be strengthened, in at least two major ways. First,
we propose a separate and special network of people particularly interested in and capable of backing up our AAG
efforts. Second, we believe it important that we keep a
continuing and personal contact with all members of the
Legislative Assembly of the province, so we propose to find
people in every electoral riding to maintain this contact on
a local, non-political basis. This, incidentally, is to be one
of the first projects of the Joint Alumni Council.
3. Continuing Education: Because our Extension Department has always been so effective and efficient, we have
never been called upon to be greatly involved in this work.
Now however, for budgetary and other reasons the Extension Department has met with different problems than
heretofore, and it has been suggested that we could be of
some help. It may be that we shall become more active in
the area of Continuing Education.
4. Federal Aid to Higher Education: We are delighted that
our Provincial Government has so generously met its share
of the requirements of the first year of the "Challenge of
Growth" plan, and we naturally believe that this support
will continue. However, despite the fact that, under the
BNA Act, education is a provincial matter, it is also a fact
that in this world, in this society, higher education has
increasingly a national and an international character, and
thus the Federal Government should become increasingly
involved and responsible. The Canadian Universities
Foundation, a sort of national association of universities,
with our old friend Dr. Geoffrey Andrew as its executive
director, has recently set up a responsible commission to
study the financing of higher education in Canada, and it
is our intention to prepare a brief on behalf of the UBC
Alumni Association to present to this Commission when
it comes to Vancouver.
5. Capital Gifts Campaign: We want to publicly state our
support for the recently announced Capital Funds Campaign for UBC, and also to underline our belief that the
interests of higher education in British Columbia, including those of our sister institutions that are springing from
the Macdonald Report, will be best served by some sort
of co-operative or unified fund campaign.
Finally, we hope to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors by continuing and expanding the cordial and
co-operative relationships established with the other members of this community of UBC. This may not be the most
important of our objectives, but certainly it is the most
personally rewarding.
We earnestly desire your support in this program. George T. Cunningham
Business plus Service
Make this Life
by Cecil Hacker
George Cunningham's father once
told him "if you want that 30 acres
over there, take an axe and clear it for
Chairman of University of British
Columbia's Board of Governors
chuckles as he recalls the incident.
"It didn't seem impossible, either. I
started clearing."
This was apparently one of the few
jobs he ever set himself that George
Cunningham did not finish, for the
30 acres in question never became
his. They are in the Laidlaw district,
east of Chilliwack, where George's
father pre-empted land in the early
1890's. The floor of the Fraser Valley
was plentifully clad with fir, cedar
and alder in those days, and even the
tiniest farm had to be slashed and
rooted out of the surrounding forest.
Young George had only a few
months of schooling before he was 10
years of age. The family moved back
to Vancouver then, because his
mother was determined there should
be an opportunity for education.
"Catching up" was hard work for
young George, but he did it. He still
remembers the old Vancouver High
School, located where the Vancouver
School of Art now is.
From there he went to an apprenticeship in pharmacy, which he
finished at the age of 19. Then came
a year in Toronto, at Ontario College
of Pharmacy, from which he graduated with what he takes care to point
out was "a diploma, not a university
degree." He got a second diploma soon
after, when he wrote the Illinois state
examinations in pharmacy as well.
His early career as a pharmacist was
in New York and Chicago, but an
offer of $100 per month lured him
back to Vancouver.
"That was big money in those
days," Mr. Cunningham recalls.
He struck out for himself a year
He takes little part today in direction of the wholesale and retail drug
businesses which have sprung from
that first venture in 1911. "The young
fellows around here make pretty good
decisions," he says.  "If I  got  in the
road they would quit making them."
Over the years his life has been a
mixture of business and public service, in just about equal proportions.
In the case of the University of
British Columbia, he has given 29
years of service to the Board of Governors. He has worked with three university presidents, and a score of
fellow board members.
"Thirty years will be enough," he
says. "I will finish in  1965."
His connection with UBC really
stems from his term as chairman of
the Vancouver School Board in the
early thirties. Mr. Cunningham tried
to persuade Dr. George M. Weir, of
the UBC department of education, to
become superintendent of schools for
the city. He failed, but when Dr. Weir
became provincial minister of education he soon called on Mr. Cunningham to become a UBC governor.
He recalls the "very dire financial
straits" of the university in those days,
and the problems of the war years.
But George Cunningham cuts short
conversations about the past to talk
of the university and its future. He
has some strong views, both about
the needs of the coming years and
some of their troubles.
Some of the "best brains" he knows
think UBC must level off at about
17,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students. Of necessity there will
have to be a concentration of specialized faculties at the senior university
of the province. Other institutions
must develop, as UBC cannot hope to
handle the anticipated flood of undergraduates in the next few years.
"It follows that we need Simon
Fraser and Victoria," he says. "We
want  them,   and  we   will   co-operate
with them. But there is bound to be
competition, too."
UBC has set a $30,000,000 estimate
on its own expansion needs. Victoria
is seeking $5,000,000 and the estimate
for Simon Fraser is $36,000,000. If
separate appeals are made, there is
bound to be a measure of competition
and Mr. Cunningham says "UBC cannot sit idly by in this matter. Our
needs are genuine and urgent."
He believes the Board of Governors
has a responsibility to put the needs of
the university squarely before its graduates and the general public. "We
have to tell our story again and
again," he says.
This does not involve berating the
provincial government, Mr. Cunningham believes. Government is the principal source of university revenue, and
as such it should be convinced that
public opinion favors greater support
for universities.
Made a life member of the Alumni
Association in 1963, Mr. Cunningham
has frank words for graduates. He
thinks the Board of Governors should
make more use of alumni in development fund raising, and asks the embarrassing question: "Do you really
think you give enough?"
A freeman of the City of Vancouver,
Mr. Cunningham has served as both
school trustee and alderman, plus a
lengthy list of voluntary posts in
pharmaceutical, church, health and
cultural organizations of his city and
"I like people, and I like to help
them," he says in explanation. It is
easy to see that he likes, too, people
(and universities) who are willing to
help themselves. Our Future Holds
A Health Team
by Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
"We are not breaking new ground,"
Dean J. F. McCreary says, speaking of
UBC's Health Sciences Centre, and
then he adds: "Not a week goes by
that we don't have a visitor from some
other part of the world - Australia,
New Zealand, United Kingdom, United
States - come to see what we are doing
and planning."
The whole concept of a health
sciences centre for the training of the
medical team is that new. Up until
now we have talked of "the team," but
have educated and trained its members
in separate compartments and given
them no opportunity of learning the
capabilities of the other members, or
even of learning a common vocabulary. The word "team" has, therefore,
been a misnomer for a group who,
literally, don't speak the same language.
The Health Sciences Centre, it is
hoped, will change a term into an
A health sciences centre would
probably have been a good thing at
any time since Canada began giving
formal training to her professional
people in the medical field. Now it has
become a pressing necessity.
The urgency is found in the new
philosophy of complete medical care
for everyone. National health insurance is on the horizon for Canada.
The countries which have provided
such coverage for their citizens have
found that to expend more than 5%
of the gross national product in this
field   would   seriously   hamper   other
phases of national life. Now, most of
these other countries are able to control expenditures for their health
schemes through their system of
"closed" hospitals, which means that
the doctors—specialists—who admit,
or do not admit patients are, in effect,
state employees. This has the effect of
discouraging specialization among
medical men. In Canada, where our
hospitals are mainly "open," 50% of
our doctors are specialists, and the
percentage is rising. So is the per
capita medical bill. It is estimated that
if our present methods of providing
private medical care for the population are carried over into a national
scheme, it may cost Canada more than
6% of her gross national product,
with crippling results to the economy.
Sweden has a system which may
well be Canada's answer to her problem. Where we have one doctor to
every 870 people, Sweden has one to
every 1250. BUT they have many more
public health nurses and other ancillary health personnel than we. The
difference lies in the fact that Sweden
is using a health team, and numerous
relatively inexpensively trained people
are carrying out professional duties
under the supervision of the fewer
very   expensively   trained.
UBC's Health Sciences Centre is
designed to train a team of professional
people in all categories of health care.
The Universities of Kentucky and
Florida are our forerunners in this
field, but although  they are moving
in the direction of integrated training,
they cannot, with their larger, older
and distinct faculties, move as quickly
as we here in British Columbia. At
UBC we are in the fortunate position
of having a very young medical
faculty and a brand-new school of
dentistry to bring together into a
common Centre for training.
A teaching hospital is the core of
our Health Sciences Centre. It was
always seen as necessary for a medical
school, but pressure to set up the
faculty of medicine was so great, and
the hope of funds for the hospital so
remote, that the faculty was established
without it, and teaching was begun in
the Vancouver General Hospital.
In a general hospital, however, and
particularly in an open hospital like
VGH, it is very difficult to establish
the academic atmosphere that is necessary. If we did not get a teaching
hospital at this time, Dean McCreary
and his colleagues felt, our medical
teaching would sink into mediocrity.
Now the funds are in hand, the
architects are at their drawing boards,
and construction must start by July,
Before planning the UBC teaching
hospital, representatives of our Faculty
of Medicine visited every university
hospital which has been built since the
war on this continent and in the
United Kingdom, making the survey
on funds provided by American Foundations. They found many splendid
institutions -  and a few which had Cornerstone of the medical
library was laid on a sunny day
in February by Mr. P. A. Woodward.
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perpetrated some horrible mistakes.
With examples good and bad before
them, the planners are giving UBC's
hospital 410 beds, a number adequate
to provide workable teaching units.
For example, the 120 beds allotted to
surgery will give each specialty a
sufficient number. The hospital is not
being designed, Dean McCreary emphasizes, to take on a lot of community
responsibility, but primarily for teaching and research. Community responsibility will be served by the well
trained medical team which will be
Although teaching and research are
the prime objects of the university
hospital, it must, perforce, also function as a referral hospital. Approximately five years ago a survey of the
doctors of this province revealed that
what they most needed in hospital
service which they do not now have,
was: a referral hospital.
From a teaching point of view, the
weakness of a referral hospital is that
the students encounter an unduly high
proportion of rare medical and surgical
conditions. To overcome this, they will
be given the first three years of their
training in the university hospital,
where they will learn methods of
diagnosis, and the fourth year in the
Vancouver General where they will get
a comprehensive view of the sort of
cases they are likely to encounter in
general practice.
The new hospital is being designed
to be expansible in all its units, but
not to go above 750 beds. Larger than
this, it would begin to introduce all
the disadvantages of the present attempt to teach at VGH.
The existing 27-bed University hospital, really an infirmary, will continue to function as such, but its
outpatient services will be transferred
to   the  teaching   hospital.
A difficulty has been suggested that
national health insurance will result
in no more indigent patients and consequently a dearth of applicants for
beds in a teaching hospital. Dean
McCreary has no fears on that score.
He is confident that the specialists,
the equipment and other facilities to
be found in the university hospital
will be of such high order that an
over-abundance of patients will be
seeking admission.
It is not only the medical students
who will be served by the university
hospital. This will be the teaching
heart for the whole team. For instance,
provision is made for psychiatric and
rehabilitation medicine. It is just beginning to be recognized that curing
the patient quickly of his ailment is
only half the battle; the second half,
equally important, is making a productive citizen of him once again at the
earliest possible moment. Here the
medical social worker, the clinical
psychologists, the physiotherapists
function in the team.
The hospital will not be ready for
use until 1969, but integrated teaching
of students who will eventually make
up the health team begins this coming
September. The first dentistry class will
study anatomy, biochemistry and physiology with the medics. A new course
in anatomy is being set up which will
cover the necessary ground for them
and be basic for the young doctors.
Altogether, the groups composing the
team will consist of medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry, clinical psychology, medical social work,
and eventually medical dietetics.
The complex of buildings making up
the Health Sciences Centre will cost
$30 million. Of this the hospital,
necessarily much more expensive than
the ordinary general hospital, accounts
for $18'/2 million. Federal and Provincial government grants, supplemented by substantial grants from
several American Foundations and
various individuals, left a shortage of
$3'/2 million. Then Mr. P. A. Woodward came forward last April with a
donation which put the fund over the
top, the largest private donation in the
history  of  the  university.
That is the financial story of the
P. A. Woodward Health Sciences
Centre which will soon be a concrete
fact on the campus. For the complex
as a whole the Nuffield Foundation
started the ball rolling with a grant
of £50,000, saying, "The Foundation
regards this enterprise as an important
development in medical education. . ."
If the Health Sciences Centre cannot
claim to be breaking new ground,
perhaps it may be said to be cultivating
it intensively. At any rate, it opens up
an exciting future for the coming generation of students in the health team. Why shouldn't the promising
athlete be rewarded for his
Let's have athletic scholarships,
says George Puil.
George Puil, BA'52, BEd'57
Unfortunately today, when the term athletic scholarship
is used, people immediately think of a situation which
existed in many American universities fifteen to twenty
years ago. A situation which produced football factories
by subsidizing "athletic bums" and downgrading the
academic program by bringing in sub-standard students.
A situation where athletics were over-emphazised at the
expense of  scholastic attainment.
But what many people fail to realize is that the situation
described above has ceased to exist in universities and
colleges where the authorities have stepped in and applied
a few commonsense rules. These universities (and they are
in the majority today) have insisted that whenever aid is
given to an athlete he must:
1. Meet the same university entrance requirements as any
other student.
2. Maintain    academic    standards   required   of   all   other
3. Prove that he needs financial help.
If these rules are followed there is no chance at all of
sacrificing or lowering academic standards.
Canadian universities have traditionally opposed the
granting of scholarships for athletic ability and as a result
hundreds of Canadian athletes are accepting scholarships
to American institutions each year. Many of these young
people take jobs in the United States after they graduate
and do not return to Canada. At a time when there is
much concern about the state of physical fitness in the
Dominion, the youth of Canada is being deprived of the
inspiration and leadership it should be getting from these
emigrants. Two priceless assets are being sacrificed - people,
and the physical wellbeing which can be achieved through
physical fitness.
George Puil, although never over 760 pounds: was one of the greatest
athletes ever produced at UBC. Won 7 Big Blocks tor English rugby
and football. Was an All-Evergreen Conference halfback. Toured
Britain and Japan as member of B.C.'s rugby representatives. While
exchange teaching in England, made it to the final trials when
Ireland picked her team. Graduated with B.A. in history in '52. Took
his B.Ed, in '57. Teaches social studies at Kitsilano high school.
Students who have ability in mathematics, physics,
literature or music often receive scholarships to help them
through university. Why shouldn't the promising athlete
be similarly rewarded for his talent? Surely athletic ability
is a talent as distinct as any other, and it should be
recognized and honored as such.
The outstanding athlete contributes a great deal of
(Continued page 10)
8 L
"The giving of athletic
scholarships to a degree-granting
institution such as UBC is an
inherently self-destructive practice
and should therefore never be
says Dave Helliwell.
David L. Helliwell, BA'57
Proper control and correct emphasis are the fulcrum on
which the theory of athletic scholarships balances. Unfortunately, the precarious nature of this balance leads
the writer to the conclusion that the practice of awarding
such scholarships should never be condoned by the Board
of Governors of the University of British Columbia.
The advantages of the practice are easily identified and
given a good press by vested interests but the disadvantages
are not so easily recognized and thereby tend to .be
If the practice were ever misguidedly undertaken, the
unfortunate results would not be felt immediately and
in fact, would not be noticed until the athletic tail
started to wag the academic dog. The tenuous line of
control and emphasis is so easily stretched that it could
be broken before the stretching was checked.
From the university position, this stretching can occur
when the Board of Governors tends to rely on the services
of its paid gladiatorial staff to bring in the revenues
necessary to undertake a normal, well-balanced athletic
program. This, of course, comes from the feeling that
athletics can be a self-sustaining undertaking rather than an
expensive portion of the resources employed by the
university to train its students academically.
This path has all the pitfalls of athletic departments
whose members' jobs and careers depend on their department's self-sufficiency and its win-loss record. Since
most of the revenues would come from a few sports it
would tend to lead to selective participation in those sports
at the expense of overall participation in many sports.
This, of course, would not be the intent but it has
happened in too many universities in the United States
to be discounted.
David Helliwell was: member of the UBC rowing crew that won the
silver medal at the 7956 Olympic Games in Australia. Captain of the
crew in '57. Member of the gold-medal-winning eight-oared crew at
the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Wales. Coach
of the UBC crew at the 1959 Pan-American Games. He is now a staff
chartered accountant with the firm of Helliwell, MacLachlan & Co.
If the monies are ever made available for athletics, then
their expenditure should be on coaches and facilities
rather than on the gamble of scholarships in hopes of a
gate receipt return. Athletics must always remain only
an integral part of preparing academically-trained students
and should never be looked on as a basis for providing
trained athletes for the arena of professional sport. Pro-
(Continued page 11) (PUIL  from page 8 )
pleasure to the life of the student body and the alumni.
In order to do this he must pursue a rigorous practice
schedule. This schedule often prevents him from taking a
job which would help to pay his way through college.
Is it not right to reimburse him for the time and effort he
devotes to his school?
Universities are made up of large numbers of students
pursuing various courses of study. These young men and
women have a need for a common bond in activities
outside the lecture hall. A natural bond is found in sports
events which help to generate school spirit and at the same
time provide a healthy release for the youthful exuberance
which is characteristic of most students. These same sports
events often provide a rallying point for alumni and
regenerate their interest in the university. This interest
can pay dividends at fund-raising time.
Competent athletes can bring a great deal of prestige to
the university community and to the nation. A good example of this was the University of British Columbia
hockey team which represented Canada in this year's Winter Olympics. Most Canadians took a great deal of pride in
the world-wide prestige this fine group of athletes brought
to Canada. Yet this was no haphazard collection of hockey
players. Would Canadians have been as proud if Canada
had  been  represented  by  the  usual  UBC  hockey  team?
Athletic events involving a high calibre of athletes can
support many other university activities. A university
should be able to develop at least one team which commands a loyal following among the student body and the
alumni. The money it earns could provide funds for
intramural   sports   programs   and   other   activities.
Athletic scholarships in the United States have made it
possible for many deserving boys to get a university
education. An outstanding example is Dr. Ralph Bunche,
the distinguished statesman who has represented the U.S.A
in many United Nations capacities. Dr. Bunche has
said that he probably could not have afforded a college
education if it had not been for the help he received in
playing for the varsity basketball team at the University of
California at Los Angeles.
Universities are fully justified in giving athletic scholarships to outstanding athletes and inducing them to enroll
in their respective schools as long as a high standard of
academic achievement and admission requirements is
Brogues, Bearskins and Bogs
by Himie Koshevoy
Today's informal garb, a motley collection of sweaters, parkas, ski jackets
and such, would have brought a double lift to the eyebrows of the students
of the past. As late as the Forties university students felt that they should
be fully clad to go a-wooing with the
muses. A tie of some sort was de
rigueur for the men and the fair ones
dressed almost as formally.
The news item that launched me on
this comparison of uninhibited dress
of today versus the yore years came
from the east where it was announced
that the new Trent University, grasping   at   some   straws   of   dignity   to
accompany education, is planning to
ask all its students to wear gowns.
In the late Twenties and Thirties,
my days at UBC and naturally the
best the institution ever experienced,
when we were "Backing the Pack to
Rap the Rep" and progressing through
other mystic rites, such as attending
"pep rallies" and smokers, many of
the upperclassmen graced the campus
with flowing gowns. These they wore
like togas and they served the purpose
of those garments in some cases.
Full many a student whose pants
were unpressed or had suffered an
expectedly ripping time found that the
gown, like the toga, covered a multitude of skin or sartorial sin.
Among those who strode through
the grounds with their sombre shrouds
streaming behind them were Dick
Yarborough, Rod Pilkington, Nick
Mussallem (whenever the blithe spirit
possessed him) and Fabian Underhill.
The gown was a bit of a luxury
then. We couldn't all afford them and
most attended classes in the traditional double-breasted suit with lapels
that looked like junior landing fields.
On one occasion the depression ogre
of our empty-pocket period was outsmarted   by   St.   John   Madeley.   He
lO (HELLIWELL from page 9)
moters of professional sport must not believe that the
university has any responsibility toward the production of
bonus babies.
The dangers of athletic scholarships are more real to the
individuals receiving them than they are to the university
that grants them. It is a simple truth that if a student is
given an athletic scholarship to university for his particular
athletic skill, then his first responsibility must be to
exercise his skill on behalf of the university, rather than
on his own behalf in acquiring the best possible education.
Participation in university sports is a great privilege and
the benefits can be long-lasting provided the participation
is ancillary to the prime purpose of attendance at the
university. To rob a student of the lessons that can be
learned through voluntary achievement in athletics - by
mandatory participation - would be a serious mistake.
Every student should have the opportunity and encouragement to enjoy good facilities and excellent coaching
in any sport he might choose. But the choice must remain
with the student.
A degree of excellence by students in sports should
always be encouraged and to this end more scholarships
in the  Rhodes tradition  should be  undertaken,  as  indi
viduals with varied skills are a good example for the
university community. Academic ability must still, however,
remain the prime factor in considering financial assistance
to students.
A great deal of comment has been occasioned recently
by Dr. Gordon Shrum's remarks regarding the attitude to
athletics which will be taken by Simon Fraser University.
The writer was present at the function where the remarks
were first made and, contrary to press reporting, Dr. Shrum
was stressing the importance of adequate facilities and
competent coaching as prime requisites of Simon Fraser's
athletic program rather than the luring of athletically-
endowed  students  to  Burnaby  Mountain.
The giving of athletic scholarships to a degree-granting
institution such as UBC is an inherently self-destructive
practice and should therefore never be allowed. It is
self-destructive because it can undermine the very athletic
system   it   hopes   to   encourage.
This conclusion must be reached after realizing what
effects the results of the practice can have on both the
athletic program of a university and its participating
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New insignia lor new campuses
borrowed Mussalem's gown when graduation time approached and through
his foresight most of the graduating
class of '32 was photographed in
Nick's robe.
In some instances the gown acted as
protective coloring for the professors
who might have suffered at the hands
of ignorant freshmen during the first-
vs-the-second-year battles of the time,
when the Lily Pond was undergoing
its initiation as a baptismal font.
I was a witness to a scene in which
a small professor was tackled from the
back by Alfie Evans who thought he
had leaped on a sophomore. Evans
fled  like  a present-day Harry Jerome
after he turned over his prey and
found a mature moustache sprouting
under the nose.
But, to return to Trent and its desire
to bring back some distinctive clothing
to the dwellers in the groves of
academe. Its plan opens up a series of
vistas in B.C. where new faculties and
universities are beginning to proliferate.
The University of Victoria could
offer its students something tweedy,
broguey or scarfy and set aside a boggy
portion of the campus as a moor to be
briskly walked over.
Simon Fraser might offer the bearskin cap instead of the mortar board
or, since it is on top of Burnaby mountain, adopt something suitably Sherpa-
In the Faculty of Medicine white on
white gowns or jackets might be aura
popularis. There could be small crests
with crossed scalpels and corpses cou-
chant to  go with these Kildare kits.
Law, ot course, still clings to the
black gown but here too there's room
for some small crest-like decoration,
featuring a cash register regnant.
Then in agriculture, well, perhaps
we've gone far enough. But, if you can
think of any improvements in university dress drop a note to the editor.
1 1 ON
The author was billetted in a typical Japanese home.
In the summer of 1963 I was one
of a fortunate half-dozen UBC
undergraduates chosen to go to Japan
on a student exchange scheme. We
were billetted in Japanese homes, we
attended lectures at Keio University
in Tokyo, we were taken on tours, and
we were given free time to explore the
country or the fields of study in which
we were particularly interested.
I went knowing not a word of
Japanese (it wasn't necessary), but I
picked up enough of the language that
before I left at the end of six weeks I
could make my way about the country
on my own. My "way" included three
nights in a Zen Buddhist temple and
a 2'/2 day train trip without money
for food.
Though the program at ubc is
sponsored by the Department of
Asian Studies, counselled and guided
by Professor J. Howes and Miss Eleanor Riches, much of the programming
and administrative work is carried out
by students who have formerly taken
In 1963 the six students who participated came from an equal number
of faculties and provided a well
balanced group whose ideas and interests could be called typically Canadian. I myself am a second year
Medical student. I am attempting
here to give only my personal impressions; others may have formed different
opinions. If I learned anything from
my experience, it was to appreciate the
advice of one of our lecturers. "Japan,"
he said, "is a country in which one
sees many confusing and contradictory
situations, do not be too hasty in
making a judgment."
On our arrival in tokyo, my
travelling companion and I took a
taxi driven by a man who said, "I
speak English." That turned out to be
the only English he did speak. Eventually, by claiming to be doctors, we
got ourselves taken to the University
Hospital where the resident physician
took us under his wing until the
Student Committee arrived and conducted us to the home where we were
by Tom Gant, Med. II
It was, I think, fairly representative
of a modern middle-class Japanese
home. The head of the house (and a
Japanese man is most definitely head
of his house) left for his 20th century
office daily in a western business suit,
but his wife, also in western dress,
went about her work in a home that
was still traditional in design and
lack of modern conveniences. Western
women would be horrified at the
amount of effort required in just simple
household chores and by the servitude
of Japanese women in general, but the
Japanese housewife carries on cheerfully and matter-of-factly. Their men
don't know how spoiled they are.
Japanese friends in Vancouver had
already   made   me   familiar   with
12 Buddhist shrine ceremony given by Department of Physiology, Keio Medical Hospital, in a tribute to animals
sacrificed for experimental purposes.
As a medical student the author was permitted to
observe operations at Keio Hospital.
chopsticks, but when I poured soya
sauce on ray rice, my host's expression
told me something was wrong. He
admitted, on questioning, that this was
a social error.
In due course I was introduced to
Japanese-style bathing, where you
wash and rinse before immersing
yourself in a large wooden tub filled
with scalding hot water, and accept
the assistance of a female member of
the household in taking your bath.
Great as are the differences
between the western and Japanese
home, the differences in attitude towards education are even greater. In
the first place, it is only the upper
class families that can send their
children to university. The student
from a working class family has very
little opportunity to get part-time or
summer employment (even if he could
the wages would be far too low to
allow him to save) and hence it is
almost impossible to work one's way
through college.
Gaining entrance into a good university gives one a tremendous
amount of prestige and is influential
in getting a desirable job after graduation. The students must write entrance
exams and the competition is very
keen. Once in university, though, they
are quite content to merely pass their
courses and take life easy.
The attitude of enthusiasm and
competition revives at graduation time
when the student must again write
entrance exams to enter a corporation
or  company  of  his  choice.   (This  is
excluding such professions as medicine.) Once a student has gained
entrance to a company he will stay
with that company for the rest of his
life. To change would be very difficult
and involve a loss in salary and position since almost all advancement is
on a seniority basis. This, of course,
is a broad generalization, but the
exceptions  are  minor.
I must add one thing, however, and
that is the knowledge of foreign
languages and foreign countries in
general that the Japanese students
displayed. They knew far more about
Canada than did the Stanford exchange students for instance. I was
constantly being asked if I could speak
French, to which I had to reply,
rather embarrassed, that in western
Canada we speak very little French.
Almost everyone in Tokyo knows a
few words of English and they do not
hesitate to try to use it if you speak
to them. The curiosity of the students
about other countries, and their background knowledge generally, leaves
one  very  humble  indeed.
One of the happiest impressions I
received was of the open friendliness and hospitality of the Japanese
people themselves. They are very concerned with what foreigners think of
their country. Whenever I met someone for the first time I was invariably
asked, "What is your impression of
Japan?" If I replied favourably they
were delighted.
Whenever I became lost or got into
any kind of difficulty at all, even in
the remotest little village, someone
always came forward and tried to be
of assistance whether or not he knew
any English, and he was always very
patient in trying to understand the
very little Japanese that I knew. There
was that 2y2 day train trip when my
difficulty was not limited knowledge
of the language, but no money for
food. On the second day a Japanese
family noticed my very strict diet and
the wife came over and offered me
rice cakes and saki. I spent the remainder  of  the   journey   with   them!
My basic Japanese vocabulary provided me with a little fun on the
station platform of a small village
north of Tokyo. As the only foreigner
in the crowd I was quite a conversation
piece and I caught the words "foreigner" and "brown hair" in the talk
of two high school girls nearby. I
went over and asked, in Japanese, if
there was anything I could do for
them. They promptly covered their
faces and ran down the platform,
where they viewed me from afar with
giggles and a general air of
To sum it all up, I found Japan
an exciting, exotic and tremendously interesting country where one
can learn something new around every
bend in the road. I found it a country
in which the people have a warmth
and understanding that is very refreshing, and whose hospitality made
my stay with them one of the most
memorable   events  of  my   life.
To Understanding
by Marguerite A. Primeau
In 1943, speaking to the Board of Governors of Harvard
University on the appointment of a university committee
to study "The Objectives of a General Education in a Free
Society," President James Bryant Conant said:
The heart of the problem of a general education is the continuance of the liberal and
humane tradition. Neither the mere acquisition of information nor the development of
special skills and talents can give the broad
basis of understanding which is essential if
our civilization is to be preserved.
The problem is basically the same today, the advent of
nuclear arms and sputnik have merely intensified the crisis
in modern education. The questions asked in 1943 about
the value of foreign languages as a discipline at the college
or university level have varied little either in context or in
relevance. Should all students be required to study a foreign
language? What is the value of a one-year or two-year
course in French, German or Russian? Should only those
few who wish to specialize be encouraged to study literatures in the original?
There is no clear-cut answer to any of these, but an
attempt can be made to understand the role of foreign languages in a mid-twentieth century liberal education if one
realizes the aims of the latter.
The Oxford dictionary defines liberal education as
"directed to general enlargement of mind, not professional
or technical." (It must be noted that these two purposes
are not antagonistic, nor are they entirely separable.) The
Latin root of the term "liberal" indicates a close relationship with "freedom," and suggests something befitting free
men. This educational concept, the Harvard committee
pointed out, appeared centuries ago in communities then
divided into two distinct classes—the freemen and the
slaves. While the slaves performed all the menial tasks and
specialized labor required to insure not only a high standard of living but also abundance of leisure for their
masters, the latter as both ruling class and leisure class
were trained in the pursuit of the good life—the full understanding of man and his place in society and the universe.
Our Western civilization stems from this Hellenism, but
tempered by Christianity and the humanistic traditions of
the Renaissance, it proclaims that all men are free, and
that man is an end in himself and not a means to an end.
If man is free to develop his own personality and to govern
himself, it follows that he must share in the responsibilities
of his society and of his world. Freedom, interdependence,
and common humanity—the belief in the dignity of the
human being and understanding and sympathy for one's
fellowmen—are the foundations of our Western culture. If
it is to survive and continue to grow, each individual must
develop his potentialities to the full, for his own sake as
an individual, but remembering also that he is no longer
the citizen of a town, province or country, but a citizen of
the whole world. Our very survival as free men requires
that provincialism and ultra-nationalism be buried forever.
Built on those foundations, the liberal education offered
in our universities aims at moulding an individual and
developing a human spirit, an inseparable process, according to a pattern sanctioned by the past and adapted to the
changing demands of the present. Said James Bryant
Conant in The Citadel of Learning—
To test beliefs by various methods, to find
standards by which interpretations of tragedy
and joy may be evaluated, to find standards
for assessing common sense judgments of good
and evil, for accepting new ideas as part of
the cultural heritage or rejecting them as passing delusions of a disordered brain—such are
the tasks of the dwellers in the citadel of
History, art, literature, philosophy, science and mathematics, and yes! languages, both classical and modern, are
the means used to accomplish those tasks. All help to
develop the human mind and its latent powers of judgment
and understanding, its capacity for joy and love, its appreciation of all forms beautiful, and its desire for good. They
are not unrelated intellectual exercises chosen at random,
and one discipline alone can only offer an unbalanced or
distorted view of man and of society. But correlated, compared with and supplemented by one another they give the
student a unified and sound interpretation of himself as a
human being and of the world around him.
14 The author: Miss Marguerite A. Primeau is an
assistant professor in the Department of Romance
Studies. She joined the UBC faculty some years ago,
coming to us from the University of Alberta. She is
a French-Canadian who was born in Alberta and
educated in that province and in France and grew up
bilingual. Her novel "Dans Ie muskeg" was published
in French in 1960 by Les Editions Fides, Montreal.
What then is the particular role of foreign languages in
the moulding of an individual?
Before the human mind can develop its highest potential,
it must learn to know itself. "Say first, of God above, or
man below, What can we reason, but from what we know?"
asked Pope over two hundred years ago. There is no better
means of exploring human nature than to open the door to
the accomplishments of the past.
With the study of languages comes a deep sense of tradition, declares the Harvard Report; the recognition of its
omnipresence and the knowledge that, because of this taproot embedded in the past, the ramifications of thought
through the ages have hardly known a break. Words carry
history, and etymology provides the skeleton upon which
this history is hung. This is of course true if one studies
one's native tongue, but a complete picture is much more
enlightening, and it can only be recreated by studying other
languages. The mysterious affinities existing between languages, the thought patterns resulting from the insensible
growth of any one of them, and the connections between
meaning, thought and action, offer the student food for
very sober reflection indeed. A notorious example is the
different connotations given in totalitarian and democratic
countries today to the terms "freedom" and "peace."
With the study of a foreign language comes a foretaste
of the literature, philosophy, history, art and science of that
country. True, a good idea of the contributions of a nation
can be obtained through translations, yet translations leave
the impression that "there hath passed away a glory from
the earth." It also seems obvious that a thorough understanding of an author, philosopher or scientist cannot be
obtained without studying all the influences, foreign and
national, that have helped to mould him. Similarly, the
value of a literary, social or philosophical movement can
only be reckoned when considered in the light of similar
experiences elsewhere. Gide was influenced by Dostoievsky,
Locke influenced Voltaire, and the existentialist theories of
the 19th and 20th centuries have had their counterparts in
almost all the Western countries.
If this interplay of forces is characteristic of our civilization, how can we deny the importance of modern languages, and if we recognize the obvious truth that this same
civilization owes its existence to the Greeks and the Romans,
how can we ignore the classics?
Finally, along with justifiable pride in one's own language and the recognition of one's responsibility to it, the
study of foreign languages teaches the most necessary of all
virtues, humility—the prime requisite of the real scholar.
For languages are concerned with writings and teachings
that have survived the erosion of time and the oblivion of
the tomb, and with cultures, both living and dead, that
acclaim the spirit of man while recognizing his human
On the other hand, the student of foreign languages cannot close his eyes to the fact that he is only part of a
common humanity, his country and culture only one of
many. Each plays its part in the history of humanity, and
each leaves its mark in an unfinished process. If, as is generally acknowledged, the study of languages, like travel, forces
comparisons upon one, it seems logical to expect that points
of resemblance will be discovered in due course. Trained to
look upon himself as an individual capable of development,
but as only one among millions of other human beings all
capable of growth and progress, he will tend to emphasize
the traits common to all. The student of foreign languages
is compelled to recognize that men, wherever they are and
whatever their color, creed or native tongue, have the same
desires for peace and happiness, and that accordingly the
common good should take precedence over individual interests.
In the final analysis, the young man or young woman
who has learned to appreciate different cultures and to
share with others the beauty of the spoken word is the one
our world looks to for leadership. At home or abroad and
whatever his occupation, the student of foreign languages,
if he is truly "une ame bien nee." will serve the cause of
When Maisie Groves accepted office
as president of the Council of Delta
Gamma International Fraternity she
created a precedent, in that she was
the first Canadian to be elected to that
office. In fact, as far as she knows, she
is the first Canadian woman to be
elected to a similar office in any international fraternity.
Now, with her two-year term of
office nearly completed, and nominated
for re-election, Mrs. Groves can look
back over the rungs of the ladder which
brought her to this hard-working summit.
Life in Delta Gamma began for her
when she returned to university after
a four years' absence. She had come
to university straight from high school
originally and taken two years of an
arts course. Then she dropped out in
favour of nurses' training and a year
on the job. On her return to university, with former classmates all graduated, she felt a little lost and strange
on the campus, and the invitation to
join Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta
Gamma meant, perhaps, more than it
would have done a few years earlier.
Apart from that special circumstance,
though, Mrs. Groves feels that the first
and one of the most valuable gifts a
sorority can make to a girl at university is the knowledge that she belongs to a group which has a personal
interest in her.
Maisie Groves (Clugston she was
then) became her chapter president,
after that president of her alumnae
group. For many years she was adviser
to the collegiate chapter and also
worked in the district as provincial
alumnae chairman. For four years she
was second vice-president of the Council, in charge of alumnae matters for
the whole fraternity. That stint called
for a four-year break, after which she
took on the job of international president.
"How will your family feel about
you being away so much?" was the
first question her friends asked. The
answer is that she isn't. Most of the
president's work is done in the comfortable—easy chairs and coffee table
—and functional—typewriter and desk
—office at the end of the hall opposite
the front door. The postman's call at
11:00 a.m. is almost synonymous with
a call from Delta Gamma International
Mrs. Groves' job as president is to
oversee the entire program of the
Fraternity, and that is not small potatoes. There are 90 collegiate chapters,
250 organized alumnae groups. In all,
about 56,000 women have been initiated into Delta Gamma in its ninety-
one year history. There's a budget of
$1'/^ million to be administered and
an investment of some $8 million in
sorority houses.
The program begins with the girls
on campus in their collegiate chapters.
Maisie Groves, an enthusiast for sororities, others as well as her own, stresses
their standards of good moral conduct
and that Delta Gamma is not hesitant
about insisting on them. Last summer
89 collegiate presidents were taken to
the campus of the University of Ohio,
their way paid, for a leadership program in which standards were a major
topic for discussion.
"Every one of the girls wrote, expressing gratitude that these subjects
had been brought up," Mrs. Groves
says with considerable satisfaction.
Also for the collegiate chapters, there
is a convention every other year to
which a delegate from each chapter
goes for training in leadership.
Mrs. K. P. Groves, BA'37, BASc'37(N)
Besides oversight of these activities,
Mrs. Groves must keep a supervisory
eye on the special projects of the international fraternity. There is aid to the
blind, in which the alumnae put up
money for Braille typewriters, for
readers to the blind, for tuition fees of
some blind students, while Alpha Phi
girls, for instance, read on a volunteer
basis and assist their blind fellow-
students in getting books from the
library and in visiting professors.
International education is another
project of the alumnae in which some
of their little sisters on campus have
an opportunity to participate. Since
1945, when the project was started,
Delta Gamma has sponsored 133 international education students who have
come to the United States from many
countries on scholarship. The fraternity pays their room and board in one
of their houses for a year and the
collegiates concerned make them welcome guests.
While most of the president's work
is handled in her office, she does travel
twice a year to attend meetings of
the Council. It was in the course of a
trip for Delta Gamma that she found
herself in Dallas the day of President
Kennedy's assassination. Happier was
the visit to Arkansas the following
month to attend a pan-hellenic conference.
And what does Mrs. Groves plan
when her present term of office is up?
That is in the hands of the electors.
by Allan Fotheringham
UBC athletes, the victims of Canada's uncompromising
geography, are going to go it alone for two years. The
university has decided to drop out of the Western Canada
Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The prairie schools will
be left to their own devices; UBC will seek competition
more in its own backyard while it licks its wounds and
thinks things over.
The wounds are principally financial. No one could
complain over the university's athletic record during its
five years in the WCIAA. The Thunderbirds dominated
both football and basketball in the league until last year.
Then Alberta came on strong as a worthy and perhaps
even superior opponent. But generally UBC athletic officials
have felt the remainder of the competition was hardly
worth the upkeep.
Taking a Thunderbird football team to play Manitoba,
for example, consumed $5000 each trip. Meanwhile UBC
—with an enrolment piling on up to 15,000—found itself
drawing no bigger crowds than it did back in the days
of Reid and Capozzi and Puil and Robertson and Bakken
when the student total was one-third this size.
Something is obviously wrong somewhere. Since this
perhaps is not the place to discuss it, let us be content
with saying that UBC decided to withdraw and spend
two years meditating on its dilemma.
The dilemma is that UBC finds itself at the return
point in a full circle. And there's the nasty suspicion that
we've passed this way before.
When the old Western Canadian intercollegiate league
folded after the war, UBC responded to the natural
inclinations of geography by plunging into American
competition. The decision was undoubtedly justified at
the time. UBC teams—bolstered by the flood of war
veterans—were riding high and they sought the stimulus
of the serious U.S. college approach to sports competition.
UBC basketball, in fact, was too strong for the little
Northwest Conference that UBC first entered and was
the main reason for Thunderbird teams moving up a notch
into the Evergreen Conference.
But  by  the   end  of  the   Fifties   it  was   obvious   that
students had not the slightest interest in the tiny Washington State teachers colleges that furnished Thunderbirds
with competition. Students clearly did not even know—
or care—where Whitworth or Eastern Washington or
College of Puget Sound were located. Now was the time,
felt athletic leaders, for UBC to resume competition with
more recognizable opponents, the other Western Canadian
universities. Dr. MacKenzie was glad to see his university
rejoin Canada.
But five years later, where are we? On the outside again,
our Canadian playmates left behind us and with no real
inclination to jump in with the Americans again. Vancouver's quixotic position as the outpost on the edge of
the rain forest was never more decisively pointed out than
in this—hesitantly looking south again because those cursed
peaks have shut off our vision to the east.
UBC authorities have announced that Thunderbird
teams will play exhibition games for the next two years
while the situation is pondered.
The solution? I would imagine it must await hated rivals
yet unborn or still struggling. Simon Fraser . . . University
of Victoria . . . University of Alberta at Calgary . . . University of Saskatchewan at Regina (can no one do anything about these names?) . . . Brandon College.
I think it safe to say that Dr. Gordon Shrum—that
frustrated gridiron recruiter while at Point Grey—anticipates no pleasure more blissful than the day when he can
march down from Burnaby Mountain with a football team
and whip the Thunderbirds. (The Ubyssey is already doing
its fearsome best to cement cross-town friendship by insisting on referring to Simon Fraser University as SNAFU. In
more polite editorials this becomes SFA—Simon Fraser
It obviously will be some time before Victoria and
Simon Fraser will be able to test UBC adequately. In the
meantime, Thunderbird athletes, orphans of the jet age,
must occupy themselves with tearing up their atlases and
substituting a route map of the approaches to Burnaby
17 Annual Meeting
The Dinner, the guests, and the speakers
Judge Clearihue, Mrs. G. T.
Cunningham, Senator McKeen
The Annual Meeting of the Alumni
Association, held at the Bayshore Inn
on May 7, was notable for a number
of things, not least among them a very
distinguished head table. The presidents of the province's three public
universities were there, as well as
President Emeritus Norman MacKenzie, and two chancellors, with the
third, Dr. Gordon Shrum, represented
by a cable from "the country where
universities have no financial problems" — Russia.
Dr. John B. Macdonald, in introducing the speaker of the evening, Dr.
Patrick McTaggart-Cowan, president
of Simon Fraser University, emphasized that while "we welcome rivalry
in teaching, in research, in the field of
athletics, what we don't want and
won't engage in is unhealthy competition, competition for financial support
at the expense of other institutions.
"We recognize that higher education
cannot be strong unless all three institutions are strong. We all believe this
—■ Dr. McTaggart-Cowan, Dr. Taylor,
Dr. McTaggart-Cowan also paid
tribute to co-operation, saying that the
help received from the deans and
faculty of UBC in obtaining good
faculty for SFU had far exceeded his
highest hopes.
While his announced subject was
"Simon Fraser University," Dr. McTaggart-Cowan gave almost equal time
to the educational role of institutions
Mrs. L. R. Peterson,
G. T. Cunningham
Mrs. Patrick McTaggart-Cowan
Dr. Patrick McTaggart-Cowan, guest
speaker, was introduced by Dr. Macdonald.
other than universities — the vocational schools, the technological institute, the junior colleges. The absolute
Paul Plant (right) officiated at conferring of honorary life membership
on Senator S. S. McKeen.
Mrs. D. M. Brousson, Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie, John J. Caron
necessity in to-day's world for the high
school graduate to proceed to one of
these four institutions of higher learning was something, he said, that was
new and needed interpretation. "It will
require an organization such as this to
travel about the province to explain
that the man who belongs in the
vocational stream should be proud to
be there."
"The country which fails to educate
its youth to the maximum is breeding
serious economic problems and social
disorder," Dr. McTaggart-Cowan said,
and added, "I think the Province of
British Columbia has the best plans
for education in the country."
Some four hundred alumni attended
this dinner meeting which saw an
honorary life membership conferred on
Senator S. S. McKeen and a new president, David M. Brousson, installed.
18 Annual Meeting
Report to the shareholders-
Highlights oi the past year
From "A" to "S", from Athletics to
Student-Alumni Banquet, the committees appointed by your Board of Management brought in their reports of
the year's work to the Alumni Association Annual Meeting on May 7.
Although there were failures as well
as successes, the record showed hard
and faithful work by these committees
on behalf of all alumni, the university,
and the cause of higher education in
general. In many instances, some clear
directional signs for the future came
out of the past year's activities.
This page brings you a digest of the
"report to the shareholders" that was
presented to the Annual Meeting.
Paul Plant, in his valedictory address
to the Association, pointed out that
there are two areas in higher education
which must be given priority, undergraduate studies and graduate studies
and professional schools. He made a
strong plea for co-operation among
those seeking funds and suggested that
there should be a joint appeal which
would allow the donor to decide for
himself or to interpret for himself
where these priorities should be.
In conclusion, Mr. Plant said, ". . .
The development of natural resources
can only be meaningful to a community when our human resources
have an equal opportunity for growth."
The Athletics Committee at its
organizational meeting in October last
was told by Mr. Plant "that the
present situation of support of the
alumni for UBC's role in international
athletic meets should be our first concern." With this as their guiding principle the Athletics Committee set up
sub-committees to deal with rowing,
hockey and rugby. A concrete result
was the obtaining of a $4500 donation
to the Olympic Hockey Team through
The Branches Committee took on a
task unprecedented in its history when
the provincial election was called last
September. At that time it prepared a
nine-page factual brief on higher
education which was presented by
Alumni Association representatives and
contacts to as many as possible of the
election candidates, on a strictly nonpartisan basis, with the objective of
acquainting all possible future MLAs
with the needs of higher education in
this province.
In addition to this special project,
the Branches Committee played a part
in fostering many meetings of alumni
in the province and around the world.
The Finance and Office Management Committee in the course of four
meetings held during the year decided,
in view of the serious financial position of the University, on an austerity
program to reduce administrative costs
and provide a surplus for the year. A
reduction in clerical staff and a minimum of paper work made this plan
effective. The purchase of several small
pieces of office equipment to facilitate
the handling of paper and so reduce
casual labor costs has helped to make
austerity work.
The Homecoming Committee
offered nine different events in a
highly diversified program for home-
comers in the hope that others than
those who regularly attend Homecoming would have at least a brief
contact with the University. In a careful review of results they found that
certain of these events had met with
notable success and should be continued — the men's and women's golf
tournaments, and the curling bonspiel.
There were in this Committee's report
special recommendations with regard
to the other events for the guidance of
the 1964 committee, as well as general
The  Manpower  Survey  Committee
had the specific job of planning the
movement of alumni records from an
addressograph system to I.B.M. It is
expected that the changeover will be
completed by June 30.
And then, in alphabetical order,
came the Nominating Committee, and
their work is reflected in the list of the
Board of Management in the Directory
on page 42.
The Reunions Committee reported
that 552 people attended reunions at
Homecoming 1963, a drop from the
previous year. Among their recommendations was one to organize the
class of 1954 into separate faculty
reunions, as an experiment, and to
plan the class of 1959 reunion as a
pre-dance cocktail party at the Commodore.
The Scholarship and Awards Committee recommended to the Board of
Management that 42 Norman MacKenzie alumni scholarships be awarded
— the same number as in previous
years — but that the amount of each
be increased by $50, to $350, in recognition of increased tuition fees at
UBC. It also recommended that in
recognition of the University's interest
in graduate study two graduate fellowships of $1500 each be awarded.
Lastly, the Student-Alumni Committee reported that very happy relations had been established and maintained between alumni and students,
with a most co-operative Ubyssey reporting and publicizing important
alumni events. The two major events
of this committee's program were the
highly successful second annual student-alumni banquet and the academic
symposium at Parksville. This committee inaugurated the Alumni Student
Merit Award.
The foregoing items are simply the
highlights from a few of the reports
of twelve hard-working committees.
19 Annual Meeting
Your officers for 1964-65
David M. Brousson, BASc'49
David Brousson was installed president of the Association at the annual
meeting. He first became an executive
member of the Alumni Association in
1951-52. He was elected member-at-
large in 1962, and 1st vice-president in
1963. Branches have been his major
activity. Earlier in his career he served
as president of AMS.
Mr. Brousson is vice-president and
managing director of Century Sales
First vice-president on this year's
executive is Roderick Macdonald, who
was 1963 chairman of AAG and is
continuing in that capacity. In 1962
Mr. Macdonald was elected member-
at-large and in 1963 3rd vice-president.
For two years — 1962 and 1963 — he
was our alumni representative to the
B.C. Council on Education and also
in 1962 a member of the Government
Relations Committee.
Mr. Macdonald is a lawyer.
Roderick Macdonald, LLB'50
Paul S. Plant, BA'49
After an arduous and very successful
year in the presidency, Paul Plant
becomes immediate past president for
1964. He began his work for the Association by serving as class reunion
chairman in 1959. In 1960 he was
elected member-at-large. In 1961 he
doubled as Annual Meeting Chairman
and Branches Committee chairman.
The following year he was elected 1st
vice-president, and in  1963, president.
Mr. Plant is vice-president of R. S.
Plant Limited, lumber brokers.
Mrs. David C. Ellis, BA'36
Mrs. David C. Ellis (Margaret
Buchanan) was re-elected 2nd vice-
president. Mrs. Ellis was elected
member-at-large in 1961. In 1961-62
and 1962-63 she served as chairman of
the Student-Alumni Committee. In
1963, as indicated, she was elected 2nd
Mrs. Ellis is a housewife.
John Gray, chairman of the editorial
committee for the past two years, was
elected 3rd vice-president. In 1954-55
he was degree representative and again
in 1961-62 and 1963.
Mr. Gray is public relations manager for Fraser Valley Milk Producers
John L Gray, BSA'39
Donald McL. Anderson, BCom'48
Donald Anderson succeeds Fred
Field as Association treasurer. In 1963
he was member-at-large and also
headed the continuing education committee.
Mr. Anderson is a chartered accountant.
News and Views gleaned from the student paper
Huts at Oxford!
A short item in The Ubyssey the
other day proclaimed the intention of
Oxford and Cambridge Universities,
long the epitome of stone-hewn, ivy-
covered academic tradition, to use
prefabricated wooden huts to house the
record enrolments expected there in
the next few years.
Trust those radical English intellectuals to think of something as
practical as that. Why, here at UBC
we've got the biggest enrolment crush
we've had in years. Why didn't we
think of wooden huts? And if Oxford
gets them, they're bound to become
the  fad.
As it is now, we foolishly spend
the taxpayer's . . . money on lavish,
uneconomical classrooms made of
brick, cement, and even stucco.
We'd suggest the administration
snap up all the army huts they can
find, and haul them out to campus
We wouldn't want SFA chancellor
Gordon  Shrum  to  beat  us to  them.
SUB on the way
Students have voted overwhelmingly
in favor of a $5 increase in AMS fees
to pay for the new student union
The final tally showed 4,480 in
favor of the increase and 1,225
Students voted 78 per cent for and
20 per cent against the hike. Two per
cent of the total vote was spoiled
A jubilant SUB committee chairman
Dean Feltham said the architectural
competition for the $3.8 million SUB
will begin immediately.
SFU plan endorsed
UBC now wants athletic scholarships. In fact, they were ahead of
Dr. Gordon Shrum.
"Men's Athletic Committee has had
the question of athletic scholarships
under consideration for some time,"
said Bus Phillips, athletic director.
"We are pleased that Dr. Shrum
plans to implement our ideas into
Simon  Fraser's  athletic  program."
False bomb alarm
More than 1,000 students fumed for
two hours outside the library Tuesday while police and firemen searched
for a non-existent bomb inside.
An unidentified caller phoned the
main desk in the library at 12:48 p.m.
and told Mrs. Suzanne Dodson "there
is a bomb in the stacks."
Mrs. Dodson and other library employees went through the stacks telling students to leave.
Many students had left their books
at desks while they went to lunch.
They   came   back   to   find   the   doors
Russia, China and the West
to be theme of
"Studies in World Understanding,"
with the specific topic of Russia,
China, and the West, will be the
theme of the summer symposium being organized by the students' Academic Activities Committee.
The symposium, centred at International House, will be held July 17
to   19   and   is   open   to   alumni   and
summer symposium
others as well as students. It is
expected there will be a representation
of students from the Universities of
Victoria   and   Washington.
Mr. Howard Green will open the
symposium and address it.
Further information may be obtained by writing Box 146, A.M.S.,
University of British Columbia.
locked. They were not allowed back
until 2:30 p.m., after police and patrol
authorities had made a two-hour
search of the building.
Brush with death
A 28-year-old UBC student escaped
serious injury after his car threaded
through a grove of trees and plunged
200 feet into a ravine.
Second-year arts student Llewellyn
Edwards, of 513 East Twenty-first, is
in good condition in Vancouver
General Hospital.
Edwards, from Trinidad, is here on
an immigrant's visa.
Edwards' 1955 green Plymouth
smashed through 150 feet of brush,
clipped a 90-foot tree in the ravine
and came to rest more than 300 feet
from the road.
Arts series praised
The Arts Undergraduate Society is
to be congratulated for its Last Lecture
series, one of the most entertaining
and best-attended events of the year.
The series stands out as one of the
more worthwhile contributions to
campus life by UBC's 20 undergraduate societies.
We hear a lot about the engineers
for their lily-pond extravaganzas, and
the sciencemen for their sundry stunts.
Arts can now rest on its laurels,
assured that if it hasn't gained the
greatest reputation, it's at least had the
last word.
Can they afford it?
Fifteen hundred questionnaires have
been mailed to students as part of a
survey of their financial means.
The survey is being sponsored by
UBC's Alma Mater Society and the
Victoria College Student Council.
It is designed to see if students can
afford to pay the increasing costs of
getting a university education.
21 At the Open House opening
ceremonies student members
of the air force reserve
staged a re-enactment of
the launching of the first
balloon by the Montgolfier
brothers in 1783.
William Wiseman of Nanaimo (below) was one of the
many curious who visited the language laboratory.
The Rod & Gun Club set up a model
log cabin with cut-away walls to
show the activities going on inside.
22 Mrs. William Wiseman and daughter
Rosemary stop at the Education
Building on their Open House tour.
None were too young for Open
Town Partners in Progress
Visit gown half of team
Kilroy was here — and about 90,000
other men, women and children at
UBC's triennial Open House, held
this year on  March 6  and 7.
By invitation of the students the
people who pay for it all came out to
Point Grey to see what their money
had bought and was buying. While
it was impossible to show a university
at work, the new buildings and the
buildings under construction were on
view, and inside the buildings, old
and new, were displays and demonstrations of what goes on during the
winter session.
All aspects of the mammoth "at
home" party were designed to illustrate the theme of the 1964 Open
House — "UBC: a partner in your
community's progress."
Naturally the majority of the visitors
were Vancouverites, but there was a
good sprinkling of out-of-towners,
typical among them Mr. and Mrs.
William Wiseman of Nanaimo with
their fourteen year-old daughter Rosemary. The Chronicle photographer
tagged them from display to display,
demonstration to demonstration and
took the shots reproduced here of
what a typical family saw while
rambling through UBC's miles of
display window.
Thousands of people, faculty as well
as students, were actively involved in
dressing the window. Of the sixty-nine
student clubs, for instance, thirty-three
set up displays, and committees representing almost every faculty, school
and department provided graphic or
practical (or both) illustrations of
their work.
The Wisemans spent some time at
colourful International House.
Building Program
Must Proceed, says
The Board of Governors of the
University of British Columbia has
announced that it has decided to
undertake a public appeal for capital
funds in order that the University's
five-year building program may be
carried out.
The Board pointed out that the
generous gift of $3.5 million recently
received from Mr. P. A. Woodward
has ensured the completion of the
Health Sciences Centre, since the remaining financial requirements for the
Centre would largely be met by the
B.C.H.I.S. and the Federal Government.
The University's other capital needs
have already been outlined in the
brochure "The Challenge of Growth"
issued in January 1964. This sets out
the building program for the next
five years and provides for the orderly
elimination of the temporary structures
(converted wartime huts) which presently house many departments, and
indicates the space needs of the
University due to the inevitable
growth of the student population in
the next five years. In particular, the
building program will include provision for a forestry-agriculture complex, dentistry and the basic sciences,
music, a commerce and social science
building, and improvements to the
library in 1964 and 1965; biological
sciences (including fisheries and
oceanography), metallurgy and engineering in 1966 and 1967; and social
work in 1968. If the University is to
provide improved undergraduate education and a necessary growth in the
graduate school, it is imperative that
these goals and this program should
be met.
The details, timing and target of
the public appeal for capital funds
still remain to be worked out. The
Board of Governors, however, indicated that it is confident of the
support of the Provincial Government,
of the alumni, and of the general
public for the University of British
The Board has also stated that it
would be very much mindful of the
Committee head appointed
appeals concurrently being undertaken
by Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria; wherever practicable, the University of British
Columbia would be ready to try to
proceed in association with the appeals
of the two other public  universities.
Stuart-Stubbs new librarian
Basil Stuart-Stubbs
Basil Stuart-Stubbs, appointed librarian of the University of British
Columbia this spring, is the first UBC
librarian to be selected from the ranks
of the existing library staff. He had
been acting librarian since January
and prior to that administrative assistant to the librarian in 1961-62 and
supervisor of collections in 1963. He
also simultaneously served as head of
the special collections division from
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs graduated from
the University of British Columbia in
1952 with first-class honours in philosophy and then did graduate work in
librarianship at McGill University
where he gained his bachelor of library
science degree in 1954. His professional
experience includes terms of service as
reference librarian in the McGill University Library, and, since 1956, senior
assignments in five different positions
at UBC.
Returned mail costs money and is
inefficient. If your alumni mail is
not correctly addressed, please clip
current address label and send it to
us with the change.
Alfred T. Adams
Executive Secretary of the newly-
formed University of British Columbia
Resources Committee is Alfred T.
Adams, former general secretary of the
United Federal Party of the Federation
of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
The Resources Committee takes
over the responsibilities of the former
UBC Development Fund and will be
responsible for the establishment of
policy and the collection of gifts from
private sources for support of projects
at the University.
While in Rhodesia Mr. Adams
worked in close association with Sir
Roy Welensky, prime minister of the
Federation, which existed from 1953
until 1963, when it was dissolved.
Before going to the Federation of
Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Mr. Adams
lived in South Africa where he was
political organizer for the United
Party of South Africa, headed by the
late Field Marshall J. C. Smuts, and
national public relations officer for the
Automobile Association of South
Dans la vie intellectuelle, il n'y a
pas d'avancement veritable, s'il n'y a
pas eu, au prealable, la docilite jointe
au discernement.
—Mgr. Louis-Albert Vachon,
Recteur de I'Universite Laval
A university does not need to be
given resources to teach and research
into every subject that touches its
fancy, but it must have the widest
freedom in the way it goes about the
subjects of study to which it is
—/.   A.   Corry,
Principal, Queen's University
Honorary degree
for retiring dean at
spring congregation
When UBC's spring congregation
was held on May 28 and 29 Dean
F. H. Soward, head of the faculty of
Graduate studies, was one of four
persons to receive an honorary degree,
that of LLD.
Dean Soward retires on June 30 as
dean of graduate studies and director
of international studies, but plans to
continue teaching in the departments
of history and international studies.
In terms of length of service, he is
senior member of the UBC faculty,
having been appointed in 1922. For
ten years from 1953 to 1963 he was
head of the history department and
from 1956 to 1961 associate dean of
graduate studies, succeeding Dr.
Gordon Shrum as dean in 1961.
An honorary degree of doctor of
science was conferred on Dr. Arthur
D. Kelly, general secretary of the
Canadian Medical Association since
1954, from which post he retires this
Also receiving honorary degrees of
doctor of science at the spring congregation were Dr. Gerhard Herzberg,
director of the division of pure
physics for the National Research
Council, and Cecil H. Green, a former
UBC student and one of the founders
of Texas Instruments, Inc.
Dr. Herzberg has been head of the
pure physics division of the National
Research Council since 1949 and has
published more than 100 papers on
problems   of   atomic   and   molecular
Pediatrics and Engineering
under new department heads
Dr. Sydney Israels
Two new department heads were
appointed in April by President Macdonald. To paediatrics comes Dr.
Sydney Israels of Winnipeg, and to
civil engineering Dr. William D. Finn
who has been with that department
at UBC since 1961.
Dr. Israels, presently director of
clinical investigation and research at
the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg,
has held research appointments at
children's hospitals in both Boston and
Winnipeg. He received his medical
degree from the University of Manitoba in  1939.
Dr. Israels succeeds Dr. Bruce D.
Graham, who resigned to become
chairman of the paediatrics department
Dr. William D. Finn
and chief of staff at the Children's
Hospital  at  Ohio State  University.
The newly appointed head of the
department of civil engineering was
born and educated in Ireland, received
his bachelor of engineering degree
from the National University of Ireland in 1954, and from the University
of Washington his master of science
degree in 1957 and his doctor of
philosophy degree in 1960. His research lies in the area of soil mechanics, the study of the foundations of
structures of all sorts from buildings
to dams.
Dr. Finn's predecessor as head of
the civil engineering department is Dr.
J. Fred Muir, a member of the faculty
since   1939,  who  retires on  June  30.
structure. Dr. Green, who received his
bachelor of science and master of
science degrees in engineering from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
was a student at UBC from 1918 to
1921. He was one of the founders of
Geophysical Services, Inc., and Texas
Instruments,  Inc.
UBC professor to head Arctic Institute
Professor J. Ross Mackay, of the
department of geography and a member of the faculty since 1949, has been
elected chairman of the board of
governors of the Arctic Institute of
North America for 1964.
The Institute, a private, non-profit
organization, annually administers
grants totalling about $1,000,000 for
research projects in the Arctic and
Antarctic regions.
The research activities of the Institute, says Professor Mackay, are
carried out primarily in fulfilment of
contracts with various agencies of the
Canadian and American governments.
He himself has carried out a number
of research projects on grants from the
institute, and last summer, with
another member of the geography department, spent three months in the
MacKenzie river delta area.
New Ministers all UBC men
The three newest members of the
provincial cabinet, appointed this
spring, all have UBC connections.
Donald Leslie Brothers, Minister of
Mines and Petroleum Resources, received his bachelor of law degree
from the University of British Columbia in 1949, and Daniel Robert John
Campbell, Minister of Municipal
Affairs, his BA in '52.
Professor Ralph Loffmark, Minister
of Industrial Development, Trade &
Commerce, is on leave of absence from
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration during the tenure of
his ministry.
The Chronicle extends congratulations to all three on the honor they
have received.
Unique Beunion of pre-war professors
held at home of dean
Reunions are not the prerogative of
alumni. That, at any rate, was the
opinion of Dean and Mrs. Blythe
Eagles when, at the suggestion of a
number of early members of the
faculty who expressed a wish to meet
President and Mrs. Macdonald, they
decided they might be the medium
through which this could be accomplished. One evening this spring, therefore, they assembled together the
faculty, with their wives, who had
been members of the teaching staff
during the university's first quarter-
century and who were now emeritus
or retired.
And what a reunion it was! Three
pre-cambrians, as Dean Eagles describes them, were there and said a
few words about the university's pioneer days: Dr. Isabel Maclnnes, first
dean of women, Professor Emeritus
Harry Logan, and Professor John
Then there was the very first faculty
member to be appointed by President
Wesbrook of the newly created university, Dr. L. S. Klinck, later to
become president himself. On August
1st this year he celebrates the fiftieth
anniversary of his appointment as
Dean of Agriculture. The building in
which he lived on the Point Grey site
while he supervised land clearing
operations is pictured on this page.
Prof.  Emeritus J.  M.   Turnbull, Dr.
L. S. Klinck, Miss M. D. Mawdsley
Altogether, sixty-four old colleagues
on UBC's faculty met together for
dinner and an evening of reminiscences.
Looking forward to another such
reunion, and having reference to the
long association with the university of
one of his predecessors, Dr. Klinck,
President Macdonald remarked: "The
year will be 2012 when I celebrate the
fiftieth year of my appointment to the
University of British Columbia, and I
will be ninety-six."
Others who spoke briefly were President Emeritus Klinck, Mrs. R. H.
Clark, Mrs. H. F. Angus, Dr. A. H.
Hutchinson, and Dr. Mack Eastman.
The first building on the Point Grey campus was Dr. Klinck's home.
Law professor
This spring the Faculty of Law was
saddened by the death of Dr. Malcolm
Maclntyre. Dr. Maclntyre came to
UBC as a visiting professor for the
academic year 1948-49, and remained
as a full-time member of the staff
until his death on April 8.
A native of New Brunswick, Dr.
Maclntyre received his BA from Mt.
Allison University, and subsequently
the degrees of LLB, LLM and SJD
from Harvard. He was a visiting
lecturer at Dalhousie University in
1928-29. In 1934 he went to the University of Alberta and was dean of
law there in 1943-45. For some years
he practised law in New Brunswick.
A memorial fund to be known as
the "Dr. Maclntyre Memorial Fund"
is presently being subscribed to by
those practising and associated with
the profession of law.
Donations may be made payable to
A. C. Robertson and D. H. Paterson
as trustees for the fund and sent to
1403-1030 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
5, B.C.
Research Award comes to UBC
For the second time a UBC medical
researcher has received the Canadian
Mental Health Association grant of
$25,000. This year the winner of the
award is Dr. Alex Richman, an
assistant professor in the department
of psychiatry, who plans to use it to
conduct further research into the ways
in which the course and outcome of
mental illness may be affected by social
and cultural influences.
In 1960, Dr. Patrick McGeer received $22,500 for research into possible biochemical causes of schizophrenia.
Dr. Richman has participated in two
surveys of psychiatric services in
Canada, one with a CMHA committee,
and more recently as project director
on the extent and results of psychiatric
treatment for the Royal Commission
on Health Services. His particular area
of interest is in social psychiatry, which
deals with the relationship of mental
illness and mental health to the social
and  cultural  environment.
26 Board of Governors
— Its powers and
The article on Mr. George Cunningham which appears elsewhere in this
issue introduces to Chronicle readers
a man who, as chairmen are wont to
say, needs no introduction. The Board
of Governors, of which he has been
a member for 29 years and latterly
chairman, likewise needs no introduction. In both cases, however, that is
probably the expression of a pious
hope than of a fact.
The Board of Governors now, as
all through UBC's history, is the body
responsible for the business and finance of the University. It is the
members of this Board who prepare
the University's budget and approve
expenditures. They "erect, equip, furnish, and maintain," as the Universities Act puts it, all the buildings on
campus, and the grounds. They appoint the President and all other staff,
whether professorial, clerical, or mechanical, but, having appointed the
President, they cannot appoint or
dismiss members of the teaching staff
without his recommendation.
The Board, with the approval of
the Senate, provides for the establishment and maintenance of faculties and
departments. It fixes the fees for
instruction, research and all other
activities of the University, and administers all its assets. It has power
to determine the number of students
who may be admitted, in relation to
the resources available.
Who are its members? The Universities Act of 1963 made a few
changes, and as presently constituted
the Board consists of "eleven members, comprised of the Chancellor,
the President, three members elected
by the Senate from its own members,
and six members appointed by the
Lieutenant Governor in Council."
Both appointed and elected members serve for three-year terms but no
Board member can now hold office
for more than nine consecutive years.
Mr. Cunningham's record of 29
years' service therefore is not likely to
be broken.
Following the introduction of the
new Universities Act, Mr. Cunningham was elected Chairman of the
Board and presently holds that office.
Letter to the Editor
(Recently many alumni have expressed concern about the proposed cut in study-discussion programs throughout B.C. Dr.
Macdonald has kindly written the editor on this matter.)
Editor, The Chronicle.
Because there has been a good deal
of comment and speculation about the
future of the Extension Department at
the University of British Columbia, I
think that your readers will be reassured to know that we are considering the problems of the Extension
Department against the whole background of University development and
financing at the present time.
The University is faced with continuing pressure on every side to provide more extensive services for a
larger number of people. There is
constant demand for more academic
offerings, higher faculty salaries, and
at the same time we live in a world
where the costs of all services are
constantly rising.
At the present time, we are endeavouring to raise our revenue from all
sources to the point which will give
us an operating revenue equivalent to
that of the average in Canada. The
average revenue from all sources for
Canadian universities in 1962-63 was
$1,797 per student. Our average cost
per student was $1,517. We have
established the goal of trying to reach
the Canadian average within the next
three years.
This, I think most would agree, is
a realistic and straightforward goal,
but it is one which has an impact
upon all University financing. It is the
basis on which we have approached
the Provincial Government for increased operating funds; it is the
reason we had to raise fees for our
internal students; it is the reason, too,
why the Board of Governors has found
it necessary to effect internal economies and to readjust the financing
of Extension programmes. Just as our
own students will have to contribute
an increased amount towards the costs
of their education, so it is realistic to
expect those taking Extension courses
to pay a greater proportion of these
The budget of the Extension Department, so far as it relates to funds from
revenues and fees, has been increased
from 1963-64 to 1964-65, as shown in
the table below.
While the total budget for Extension
is being increased by $55,000, the subsidy has been reduced. This is in
fairness to the internal programme of
the University. The object of the present policy is to increase the revenue
for the Extension Department from
outside sources, not to reduce its programme.
The Board of Governors and the
University Administration recognize
the importance of the Extension
Department and the high quality of
the programme which Dr. Friesen and
his colleagues have been providing. In
keeping with our resources we will
continue to support the Department.
Extension Department
Expenditure         $436,399
Fees, etc        223,620
U.B.C. subsidy      212,779
1964-65      (Decrease)
$491,493       $ 55,094
5 55,094
John B. Macdonald
27 Alumni Annual Giving
New Major Project
for 1964
Corporate matching gifts is a major
project of Alumni Annual Giving
1964. An AAG sub-committee is working on this "challenge" form of
support   for   higher  education.
Mr. Kenneth G. Patrick who was
formerly manager of educational relations services for the General Electric Company expressed the philosophy behind corporate matching gifts
in  the  following words:
". . .It was borne in upon many of
us that education was a business
inevitably and consciously operated at
a loss. Tuition charges paid in full,
without scholarship aid, actually liquidated only about half the cost in
many cases. What this meant was
that no individual ever paid the cost
of a college education, even though he
utilized its full benefits the rest of
his life in making his business career.
It also meant that no company depending upon the contributions of
college-trained people was paying the
true cost of those accruing benefits.
. . . And I think that right at this
point the matching idea was born. If
it was fair for a company to put back
some of those dollars, in recognition
of what it was receiving, then it would
also be fair for an individual alumnus
to do the same."
This was the thinking behind the
highly imaginative Corporate Alumni
program launched ten years ago in
the United States by the General
Electric Company.
The concept of matching gifts as
a useful form of aid to education by
business and industry now appears
well   established.
According to the "scoreboard" maintained in the offices of the American
Alumni Council, corporations matching their employees' gifts in support
of education now number 237, including a wide variety of companies
ranging from industrial giants to
small research organizations and including banks, food processing companies,  advertising  agencies,  retailers,
manufacturers and a host of other
industries   and   concerns.
In setting up their programs, all
appear to have had one common aim:
to encourage their employees and
alumni in general to join with industry in providing significant financial support to higher education.
Of all the many useful and imaginative ways in which corporations
are rendering assistance to universities, colleges and schools these days,
the matching gift concept seems to
have the widest current appeal. Some
companies are making their first cautious moves in support of education
by agreeing to set up such a plan;
the majority include this approach as
one part of a comprehensive aid
program. Business as a major user of
university graduates can serve its own
needs, can support higher education
generally and can challenge and
support its own employees in their
concern for a particular university
through   the  scheme.
The following is a list of Canadian
companies who have adopted the Corporate Matching Gift plan:
Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd.
Dow Chemical Company
Ford Motor Co.
General Foods Ltd.
Hooker Chemical Co.
Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas Co.Ltd.
Midland Ross Corporation
The Travellers Insurance Co.
Smith Kline & French Inter-
American Corporation
Rio Algom Mines Ltd.
International Business Machines
Co. Ltd.
Laurentide Financial Corporation
Mr. Patrick outlined the characteristics of the corporate matching gift
concept   as   follows:
T71irst . . . the matching plan un-
■*- deniably develops and encourages
annual giving by individuals, an important element in institutional support that too often gets little attention
because it involves hard work in
shaping  the  instrument.   .   .   .
The matching plan
. . . automatically and
necessarily develops
annual giving by
Incidentally, it automatically and
necessarily develops annual giving by
Second. . . .most of the returns from
individuals represent new money to
institutions which might not otherwise have been forthcoming at all. . . .
Perhaps the most important
characteristic of all is the fact that
the matching plan constructively
broadens the base of educational support, getting more people into the act
and in an orderly manner, all of
which is favorable to its continuance.
The education bill will be paid, somehow, as we know, and the broader
the base of support, the less unpleasantness the future will hold for
both individual and corporate taxpayer.
TTIinally, once a company has
•*■ adopted a matching plan and is
willing to stand behind it, the initiative passes squarely to the individual
and, of course, to the college which
claims him. Failure with a matching
plan is first of all a failure to obtain
general alumni support. And this has
a direct bearing on whether a college
merits business support at all.
The AAG committee hopes to interest Canadian and particularly B.C.
corporations in this scheme. It is expected that Canadian corporate subsidiaries of U.S. corporations will
adopt schemes of the parent
Alumni are invited to pursue corporate matching grants with their own
firm if theirs is not listed. Naturally
graduates of firms who do match gifts,
when making their contribution,
should complete the necessary application forms for matching funds. As
well they should encourage other
fellow employee graduates of UBC to
avail themselves of this opportunity
which will double their UBC support.
28 Alumni Annual Giving
Half-way mark
The Frederic Wood Theatre Foundation, set up in 1962 with an objective
of $100,000, has now obtained
approximately $44,000 in endowment
funds, Miss Dorothy Somerset has
announced. The Foundation's directors hope that the fund will go well
beyond the halfway mark before 1964
The Foundation is a permanent endowment fund, and the annual interest
it will provide will go towards raising
the standards of the productions presented in the new theatre. As Miss
Somerset points out, the excitingly
beautiful production of Shakespeare's
"Much Ado About Nothing" in February this year was only made possible
by a one-year grant of $2500 from the
Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
which was given to assist with costs
of operation for the first season in the
new theatre.
The theatre is one in which the
University can offer to students and
audiences the highest standards of
theatrical performance, but it is large
and its technical operation complex.
To realize its potential it needs, in
addition to its University budget and
revenue from ticket sales, the annual
subsidy which only the Frederic Wood
Theatre Foundation can provide. The
accumulated interest from the Foundation at present stands at a little
over $2000. It is hoped, the directors
say, that it may eventually reach an
annual $5000.
For the second successive year the
UBC Alumni Annual Giving appeal
includes the Frederic Wood Theatre
Foundation. Last year the Foundation
was the recipient of $13,000 from this
President's Fund
The Alumni Association President's
Fund is made available annually to
the President of UBC from Alumni
Annual Giving donations. From the
1962 contributions, $9,284.06 was allocated to the President's Fund. Dr.
Macdonald has reported that these
monies were used primarily in the
following areas:
1. Support for the Fine Arts program
at UBC.
2. Assistance for two students to take
part in "Operation Crossroads
Africa, 1963."
3. Research support in areas seriously
lacking research monies.
4. Increased student aid through the
University Student Assistance Fund.
The Alumni Association once again
has included the President's Fund in
its 1964 Alumni Annual Giving
allocation form.
First Quarter 1964
AAG Donations Shows
Increase over '63
The 1964 Alumni Annual Giving
first quarter results are encouraging as
the funds received exceeded the total
for the same period of 1963. In the
first quarter of 1964, 376 donations
totalling $8,631.31 were received. The
resulting average gift was $22.95.
A most encouraging fact was that
150 of the 376 first quarter donors were
donors who had not contributed in
1963. If this trend towards new support
continues AAG should have another
record year.
The AAG program for the first
quarter of 1964 included solicitations
to several leading groups of alumni.
One such group was the 1963 graduating class. The AAG Committee was
very pleased at the strong response in
1963 from the class of 1962 and the
Committee is hopeful that this year's
youngest class will show a similar
strong response and set a good pace for
the old grads to follow.
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"40 Years' Experience"
Executives ot UBC Alumni Association and Victoria Branch meet. L. to R. Mrs. D. C.
Ellis; Floyd A. Fairclough; Paul S. Plant; Ivor Burrows; David M. Brousson; Frank Levirs;
Rod Macdonald.
New Alumni
Council gives
joint voice
The university explosion presented
your Alumni Association with a problem, a problem solved by a new
constituent in the organization.
This spring the University of Victoria, with its new degree-granting
powers, produced its first group of true
alumni to add to a body of earlier
graduates who took their degrees from
UBC but whose first loyalty is to
Victoria. Before many more springs
have passed, Simon Fraser also will
have the nucleus of an alumni organization. The question that had executives of the UBC Alumni Association
and of the Victoria Branch meeting
at intervals all last winter was: how
to provide for new, independent associations and at the same time preserve
certain areas of co-operation between
the three groups that are envisaged.
The answer is now official. The new
constituent in alumni organization is
the Joint Alumni Council of British
Columbia. Council members are the
presidents and directors of each alumni
organization and one appointee from
the executive of each. First president
of the Council is the UBC Association's immediate past president, Paul
Basically, the object of the Council
is to provide alumni of the various
British Columbia universities with a
joint voice to speak on policy matters
which affect all institutions of higher
learning. That broad generalization
will, it is expected, cover at least four
UBC alumna wins
major award
Charlotte Froese, BA'52, MA'54
Dr. Charlotte Froese, an associate
professor of mathematics at UBC, is
the first woman to receive a Sloan
fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation of New York. This grant,
given for fundamental research in the
physical sciences, is considered one of
the top scientific awards in North
Dr. Froese is currently on leave of
absence as a research fellow at the
Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., where she is doing
research  on  atomic  structure  theory.
Assistant to
Director appointed
The Alumni Association office has
acquired a new second in command,
replacing Mr. Gordon Thorn who is
now with the University Resources
Committee. She is Mrs. Allan (Eileen)
Evers, a Vancouver-born and educated
business   woman.
Mrs Evers brings to the Alumni
Association a wide and varied experience. Before joining the Association's staff she was circulation
manager for Western Homes & Living
and five other Mitchell Press magazines. Prior to this she managed a
small, select motel in the Fraser Valley.
In her capacity of assistant to the
director Mrs. Evers will be responsible
for Homecoming, Reunions, the
Annual Meeting, Student-Alumni Banquet, and other special events, and
supervision  of office  staff.
Mrs. Evers is married and has two
children, a girl and a boy, in that
Mrs. Eileen Evers
areas: public relations programs on
higher education; government relations
covering all institutions of higher
education; joint regional conferences,
dinners, and meetings; specific campaigns from time to time in support
of higher education.
Individual associations will also
work in those areas as well as taking
full responsibility for alumni interests
in connection with their own
The Council, says its president, is
visualized as the loosest of federations, with a minimum of regulations,
by-laws, and constitutions, thus permitting it to operate in a very flexible
manner. Essentially, it will be an
action group.
Semi-annual meetings and/or meetings at the request of one of the
alumni associations will keep the
Council on its toes, without burdening
it with detail.
30 Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53
Information wanted? The last
Alumni Annual General Meeting (reported elsewhere) saw a comprehensive Annual Reports booklet placed
before it. For those people unable to
be present and to pick up a copy,
extras are available and can be obtained  by  writing  the   alumni   office.
From time to time we receive inquiries for the Association Constitution and By-laws, and these also are
available   on   request.
Reunions chairmen, under the general leadership of Mr. W. J. Johnson,
are now hard at work. The Class of
1924 reunion is being organized by
Mr. M. Brink, Class of 1944 by Mr.
and Mrs. H. Leslie Smith, and Class
of 1949 by Mr. E. (Gene) Johnson.
The 1949 Aggie reunion is being
planned by Mr. Art Woodland.
The Class of 1954, which will hold
its reunion by faculties, had the
following chairmen appointed at time
of going to press: Medicine, Dr. A.
Cox; Law, Mr. John Fraser; Home Ec,
Mrs. G. Pederson; Nursing, Mrs.
Ralph Talbot; Commerce, Mr. Ian
Mair; Arts, Mr. Richard Carter; BSc,
Mr. Philip T. Cook; Agriculture, Mr.
Richard Ford.
Our  list  of  alumni   workers  grows
ever larger:
Grand Forks—Ez Henniger; Sechelt
Peninsula—M. R. Kitson; Tanganyka
—Dick Underhill; New Mexico—Dr.
Martin B. Goodwin; Uganda—-Gordon
Wilson; Vernon—Mrs. P. G. Legg;
Salmon Arm—Dr. W. H. Letham;
Shawnigan  Lake—Ned  Larsen.
puom ike dvuudoh'A da&k
The last issue of the Chronicle
announced the beginning of the revamping of the graduate records system in the alumni office. Since then
over 12,000 cards have been received
and  more  continue  to  come  in.
If you have not yet filled out your
card—do  it  now!
The Hon. Leslie R. Peterson, Q.C,
LLB'49, completes his IBM card.
The month of April was busy with
calls around the province. There was
Princeton, where Bob Cormack, the
branch contact, arranged the first
meeting of the alumni branch in the
local high school on April  14.
At Merritt, Dick Brown, one of the
town's leading legal lights, has been
named branch contact for that
booming area.
On April 19 the Okanagan-Mainline University Association executive
met in Vernon and adopted in principle the concept of a type of
commission to study all aspects of
post-secondary school education in the
The Summerland alumni branch
met on April 16 at the home of Mr.
and Mrs.  Robert D. White.
Grant Macdonald
Alumni of many different universities gathered
on April 17 for the 2nd Annual Penticton
University Dance under the able leadership of
Grant Macdonald and Ross Collver, BA'57.
L.  to   R.   Henry  D.   Stuart,   BEd'60;   Miss   Katie
Siemens, MA'53; G. Winstanley, BA'55
People from all parts of the East Kootenays
gathered in Cranbrook on April 25 to form an
association of people interested in furthering
higher education in that area.
Roland (Bud)
Aubrey, BArch'51
At  Kamloops a  Mayor's Committee  is working
on a junior college.
Alan Staples
Alan Staples was elected president and Dr.
J. V. Murray, BA'29 vice-president at Creston's
annual alumni meeting April 24. Sec'y is Mrs.
R. Vogel, M.D.
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32 Alumnae
Hems of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, UBC Alumni Chronicle,
252 Brock Hall, UBC, for the next issue not
later than August 1, 1964.
Earl  B.   (Slim)  Gillanders,   BA,   MA
'26,   PhD   (Princeton),   executive   vice-
president and head of the  mining division   of   Rio   Algom   Mines,   Ltd.,   has
retired for personal reasons.
Lt. Col. the Rev. J. Willcox Duncan,
M.B.E., CD., BA, has been appointed
executive secretary of the Convention of
Baptist Churches in B.C. In 1940 Col.
Duncan entered the army as a chaplain,
and served overseas for four years. He
saw service in Germany from 1952-
1955, and on his return to Canada
became Command Chaplain of the
Western Command. In 1962 Col. Duncan retired from Her Majesty's forces
and became Associate Minister of First
Baptist Church, Vancouver, where he has
served until the present time.
W. Kaye Lamb, BA, MA'30, PhD
(London), LLD (Brit. Col. and Man.),
Dominion Archivist and National Librarian, on a recent visit to London was
fortunate in securing for the Dominion
Archives microfilm copies of original
handwritten letters by Sir John A. Macdonald to two early governors-general.
Dr. Lamb is in the third year of his
three-year presidency of the Society of
Archivists of Great Britain. Last October, he was elected vice-president of the
Society of American Archivists, and is
president-designate of the society's meeting in Austin, Texas, next autumn. Thus,
for a few months in 1964, he will have
the distinction of being president of
British and American Archivist Societies
Arthur T. Fell, BASc, has been promoted by Du Pont of Canada to be
manager of employees relations department at Montreal after being Works
Manager of the Maitland Works since
its inception in 1950.
Frank W. Hallonquist, BA, BCom'31
has been appointed vice-president in
charge of Western Canada for Marsh &
McLennan, Limited, general insurance
Howard O.
BA.35, MA'37
Photo by
Ted Polumbaum
Howard   O.   McMahon,   BA,   MA'37.
PhD(MIT), was elected president of
Arthur D. Little, Inc., well-known private research organization in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. Dr. McMahon joined the
firm in 1943. A major contributor to
the field of low-temperature physics, he
was science director of the company and
has served as a head of the Research
and Development Division.
John   J.    Conway,    BA,    AM,    PhD
(Harvard), formerly Master of Leverett
House, Harvard University, will join the
staff of York University as professor of
Humanities and Master-Elect of a new
college to be part of York's new university campus, opening in 1965. Currently,
Dr. Conway is spending a year of study
and writing at All Souls' College, Oxford,
before taking up his new duties at York
Rodney P. D. Poisson, BA, MA'39,
PhD(Wash), an associate professor at
the University of Victoria has been
awarded a Canada Council grant to do
Shakespearean research in California
this summer. The $700 grant is Dr.
Poisson's second from the Canada Council. He received a similar one to work
at the University of Washington in 1958.
John Irvine Bird, Q.C, BCom, is
Vancouver's newly appointed Police
Commissioner. He has been practising
law in Vancouver since 1946, specializing in admiralty and shipping law, and
was appointed a Queen's Counsel in
1960. Mr. Bird served as an officer in
the Royal Navy during World War II.
H. Donald Cameron, BA, MA(Tor.),
who has been executive assistant to the
president of Canadian Pacific Airlines
is now the vice-president, international
affairs for that company.
D. A. Burnett, BASc, is project engineer at the Kimberley fertilizer-expansion branch of Cominco.
Fred L. Hartley, BASc, was recently
elected executive vice-president of Union
Oil Company. In his new post, he will
assume reponsibility for the company's
operating divisions, subsidiaries and related services.
Jack T. Rush, BA, MA'46, of the
Vancouver School Board Staff, is on exchange in Norwich, England with Mrs.
Rush (nee Rohan Peele, BA'46) and
their two children. Mr. Rush is currently
teaching in a grammar school once
attended by Horatio Nelson, and visiting
other schools in Norfolk to acquaint
himself more completely with the educational scene.  At Easter,  Mr.  Rush and
Charles D. Ovans
Charles D. Ovans, BA, General Secretary of the B.C. Teachers' Federation
has accepted a six months' post with the
International Labour Organization at
Geneva. Mr. Ovans was invited to work
on a project sponsored jointly by the
I.L.O., U.N.E.S.CO. and the International Bureau of Education. The study
will concentrate primarily on social and
economic problems of concern to the
teaching profession and on the recruitment and training of teachers.
Mrs. Rush, the former holder of a
Canada Council Grant and a scholarship for Teachers, Government of B.C..
were the guests of the Aktonsausschuss
der Berliner Lehrerorganisation in Berlin.
Russel Keith Brown, BA, MA'49, has
been appointed chief of federal government telecommunications planning. Mr.
Brown was a scientific officer with the
Defence Research Board prior to his
new appointment.
Robert   K.   Porter
Milne  Studios
Robert Keith Porter, BCom'42, formerly executive vice-president and general manager, was elected president of
Thomas J. Lipton Ltd. at a recent annual
meeting of the corporation. Mr. Porter
also is chairman, and a director of the
Tea Council of Canada, a director of
Lever Brothers Limited and of the
Canadian Tea and Coffee Association.
He is a member of the Trade Relations
Committee of the Grocery Products
Manufacturers of Canada and a past
director of that association.
E. Norman Walton, BASc, MASc'56.
is the new manager of central engineering for MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell
River Limited.
Thomas M. Dauphinee, BA, MA'45,
PhD'50, senior research officer with the
National Research Council will present
a technical paper before the Annual
Conference of the Instrument Society of
America. Titled "Design and Application
of Contact Modulators." Dr. Dauphi-
nee's paper will discuss principles of
design of contact modulators as applied
33 to a full sized and a miniaturized motor
driven chopper developed at National
Research Council.
Harold K. Lear, BASc, has been appointed vice-president and assistant general manager of the Canadian Summer
Division of the Black Clawson organization.
W. Geoffrey Rice-Jones, BA, head of
the mathematics and science departments
at Aldergrove Secondary School, has
been awarded a Shell Merit Fellowship to
attend Stanford University this summer.
Mr. Rice-Jones is one of ten Canadian
secondary school teachers of mathematics and science to be given this award.
The fellowships, which are granted on
the basis of merit and demonstrated
leadership qualities, enable the teachers
to attend graduate-level seminars at
Stanford and Cornell Universities under
the sponsorship of Shell Canada Limited.
William Hooson, BA, MSW'53, will
fill a newly created position of administrative assistant to Victoria city manager. Mr. Hooson was employed by the
city in 1950 as assistant welfare administrator and one year later became
city welfare administrator, a post he
held until his latest appointment.
Ralph D. Barer, BASc, was recently
one of two senior Defence Research
Board scientists representing Canada at
a Commonwealth Defence Science meeting in New Delhi and Kanpur, India.
Delegates had the opportunity of visiting
several Government and University
Laboratories engaged in the materials
sciences. Mr. Barer who is head of
Materials Engineering at the Pacific
Naval Laboratory gave a major paper at
the conference.
Douglas T. Kenny, BA, MA'47, PhD
(Wash.), is on a leave of absence from
UBC. He has accepted an invitation to
spend next year as a visiting professor
at Harvard University and may be
reached at the following address: Palfry
House. Laboratory of Human Development. Harvard University, Cambridge,
Kenneth L. Broe, BASc, has been
transferred from Calgary to Vancouver
as manager, Pacific District, Apparatus
Department of the Canadian General
Electric Company Limited.
James Andrew Beveridge, BASc, MSc
(Johns Hopkins) has been appointed
manager for the Saskatchewan operation
of Haddin, Davis and Brown Company,
Mrs. Donald R. Cameron (nee Mavis
Huston), BA, a former Alumni representative in the Vernon area, is believed
to have pioneered something in British
Columbia's education system by starting
in September, 1963, the first integrated
"Deaf and Hearing Kindergarten" in the
Province. Mrs. Cameron travels from
Vernon to Kelowna twice weekly to
teach these pre-schoolers, donating her
services until such time as a society with
a board of trustees can assume the responsibility for the venture. Her endeavours led to the initial stages of formation, in December, 1963, of the Okanagan Society for Deaf Children. Mrs.
Cameron is the mother of three, the
youngest of whom is deaf.
Norman MacKenzie Hay, BA, has
been elected chairman of the Canadian
Furniture Mart Design Council. Currently creative director with Dalton K.
Camp and Associates, Mr. Hay was the
director of the National Industrial Design Council in Ottawa from 1955 to
1960. For two years, from 1957 to
1959, he was a member of the Canadian
Housing Design Council.
Diana M. Priestly, BA, LLB'50, who
was for ten years law librarian at UBC,
has accepted the appointment of head
law librarian at the University of
Toronto, effective January 1964.
Arthur W. Rippon, BA, BSW'54,
MSW'63, casework supervisor in the
Essondale mental hospital has been
appointed assistant executive director of
the Family and Children's Service for
the Victoria area.
G. V. Wellburn, BASc, has been
named assistant logging manager of
Tahsis Co. Ltd. Tahsis is on the West
Coast of Vancouver Island.
Douglas Allen White, BA, was recently posted from Clinton to Trenton
where he was appointed Examination
Development Officer in the Technical
and Vocational Training Branch of the
Department of Labour of the Federal
Civil Service. This position entails responsibility for the establishment of a
cross-Canada set of examinations acceptable to all provinces for the technical
and trade schools.
David A. Munro
BA'47,  PhD(Tor.)
David A. Munro, BA, PhD(Tor.), is
the new Chief of the Canadian Wildlife
Service. He joined the service staff in
1948 as Wildlife Management Officer
and was appointed Chief Ornithologist
in 1953. He has been a member of the
Migratory Bird Committee since its formation in  1961.
Allan W. Blyth, BASc, who for the
past five years has been assistant chief
and liaison officer for Ontario in the
Forestry Department's Provincial Agreements Section, will be responsible for
the direction, co-ordination and implementation of national and regional forestry programs under the Agriculture
Rehabilitation and Development Act, in
co-operation with provincial and federal
forestry personnel. His new appointment
carries the title of forestry co-ordinator.
Orest Cochkanoff, BASc, MASc
(Tor.), PhD(Iowa), who has been a
professor at the Nova Scotia Technical
College since 1953, has been appointed
head of the department of mechanical
engineering at the college. His main
fields of interest are aerodynamics and
stress analysis and he is supervising
research in both of these areas. He has
also been employed as a consultant with
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34 A.  Patrick  Black
A. Patrick Black, BA, has been
appointed technical director for the
Reichold Chemicals (Canada) Limited.
Mr. Black joined the company in 1955
at Port Moody, B.C. He served one
year as a control chemist and four years
in the technical sales and service department. For three years prior to his
present appointment, he was technical
director of the company's western division.
both government and industry on various
projects including the design of the
variable depth sonar system for the
RCN. He is active in the RCAF reserve
and is a past chairman of the Halifax-
Dartmouth branch of the Canadian
Aeronautics and Space Institute.
Thomas T. Dennett, BA, MEd'63, a
teacher of chemistry at King Edward
Senior Matriculation and Continuing
Education Centre, Vancouver, has been
awarded a Shell Merit Fellowship to
attend Stanford University this summer.
Established in 1957, the Merit Fellowship program was developed with the
co-operation of leading educational associations to help combat the critical
shortage of scientists, engineers and
teachers. While at Stanford, Mr. Dennett and his colleagues will receive
training in mathematics, chemistry, physics and educational techniques, as well
as gaining first-hand knowledge of the
application of science and mathematics
in  industry.  Lectures  by  leading  scien
tists and mathematicians, and weekly
field trips to research laboratories and
industrial plants, are included in the
Frank J. Garnett, BCom, has returned
from Melbourne, Australia to take up
the new post of vice-president and
general manager with Reading and Bates
Drilling Company, in Calgary. In his
new capacity, he will be in charge of the
company's  Canadian  and  Alaskan  land
base operations, as well as Australian
James    Cameron    Thomas MacLean,
BCom, was elected president of the Vancouver Insurance Agents' Association at
a meeting in Vancouver. Mr. McLean,
president of Gardiner-McLean Insurance
Limited, is also a member of the Insurance Board of B.C. and has been in
the insurance field for 13 years, and in
his own business for 11 years.
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35 Peter A. Niblock, BASc, MASc'52,
partner in the firm of Hoyles, Niblock
and Associates, consulting engineers of
North Vancouver, is now in South
America on a telecommunications
engineering study.
Gordon M. Tener, BA, MS, PhD
(Wise), of the Department of Biochemistry of UBC, has been given a
singular award for his researches on
nucleic acid structure. He has been
named, Merck, Sharp and Dohme Lecturer at the Annual Meeting of the
Chemical Institute of Canada, to be held
in Kingston, Ontario in June of this
year. This lectureship is one of the outstanding annual awards in Canadian
science. Dr. Tener has chosen as the
subject of his lecture "Studies on Soluble
Ribonucleic Acids."
Donald A. Baird, BA, has been named
librarian for Simon Fraser University.
Mr. Baird is presently the assistant
librarian at the University of Alberta in
Edmonton. He has worked on the planning and building of a new university
library in Edmonton and another in
Calgary. Mr. Baird has also written
numerous articles and reports on library
Irving K. Barber, BSF, has recently
been appointed manager of the Menzies
Bay Division of MacMillan, Bloedel and
Powell River, Limited. Mr. Barber
joined the company in 1950 at Northwest Bay Division in the falling and
bucking department. In 1952 he transferred to the Forestry Division and was
appointed manager in 1960. Prior to
coming to Menzies Bay Division he was
manager of Shawnigan Division from
Lloyd M. Clark, BA, LLB'50, who
has worked in the Canadian Division
Law Department of Pan American
Petroleum Corporation since 1955 has
been made Division Attorney.
Alex Davidson, BA, BSW'51, was
appointed welfare administrator for the
City of Victoria. Mr. Davidson has been
assistant head of the city's welfare
department since  1952.
Marion E. Foster, BA, has been
appointed executive director of the
YWCA of Canada. Since her graduation,
Miss Foster has held positions in
YWCAs in Calgary, Peterborough and
Victoria. She spent five years as area
secretary in the Caribbean and was the
organizing secretary for the YWCA of
Walter F. Leverton, PhD, is now
general manager of Aerospace Corporation's newly created Satellite Systems
Division. In this capacity, Dr. Leverton
is responsible for the general systems
engineering and technical direction of
such prime space efforts as the military
communications satellites, nuclear detection satellites and a world-wide satellite control network. The general systems
engineering under Dr. Leverton's guidance, encompasses the over-all development of the space systems, analysis of
subsystems and supervision of systems
testing. Holder of several patents in the
fields of crystal growing and semi-conductor materials and devices, he has
also published articles in such journals
as Physical Review and Journal of Applied Physics. Dr. Leverton is a member
of the American Physical Society, senior
member in the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers and the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Shirley P. Manning, BA, is the new
director of testing and editor for "Canadian Consumer." Miss Manning came
from the Consumers' Association of the
United Kingdom where she was deputy
editor of "Which?"
George K. Petrunia, BASc, will be
responsible for the establishment of a
plant for the manufacture of a diverse
range of plastic fabricated products with
emphasis in the packaging field. The
Plastics Co-ordination Division of Union
Carbide will be located in the greater
metropolitan Toronto Area with Mr.
Petrunia serving as plant manager.
Donald J. Upham, BASc, who has
been   production   superintendent   of   Du
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past three years, has been promoted to
the post of works manager. He joined the
staff of Du Pont at Shawinigan Falls.
Quebec, in 1952, in the cellophane plant,
in the capacity of development assistant.
Daryl J. Duke, BA, executive producer
of CBC-TV's "Quest," will soon be in
Hollywood, California, as producer of
the Steve Allen Show. Although seen
over 42 stations in the United States,
the show will not be available to
Canadian viewers.
J. Howard Geddes, BASc, formerly
Chief Gas Engineer of Home Oil Company Limited, has been made Manager
of Olds Gas Limited.
T. Barr Greenfield, BA, PhD(Alta),
is the new research director of Canadian
Teachers' Federation. Mr. Greenfield received a W. K. Kellogg Fellowship in
1959, a teaching fellowship from the
University of Alberta in 1960, the province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship
in 1961 and a University of Alberta
Graduate Scholarship in  1962.
Gayle Kennedy Honey, BSA, who has
been program organizer for the Farm
Department of CBC, for the past four
years, has joined the staff of the "Family
Herald," as regional editor and has
taken up residence in Winnipeg.
Thomas Franck, BA, LLB'53, professor of law at New York University, has
returned from Zanzibar where he gave
advice on the framing of a new constitution for that East African island
David Price, BA, MA'53, now teaching
at St. George's private school in Vancouver, will, with a colleague, open a small
liberal arts college on a tiny Spanish
island this fall. The college will enrol 40
students in grade 13 courses. Students
will be able to write qualifying examinations that will admit them to either British or North American universities. Mr.
Price, who has taught for ten years in
North America and Europe, will teach
English, history, and French in the new
Terence A. Rogers, BSA, PhD (Calif.),
is presently professor of physiology and
assistant director of Pacific Biomedical
Research Center, University of Hawaii.
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36 Prior to this, he was teaching in the
physiology department at Stanford University School of Medicine, during which
time, he published a Textbook, "Elementary Human Physiology," published by
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
W. D. Ewing, BSF, has been appointed
manager of the Northwest Bay division
of MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River.
Limited. He joined the company in 1955
at its Franklin River division and held
many supervisory positions there.
J. D. Hambley, BASc, has been promoted to the position of Field Engineer, in charge of Alchem's Limited, head
office. Formerly, staff product supervisor,
he was responsible for all petroleum
products and the Visco line of specialized
oil field chemicals. Mr. Hambley is the
author of a number of published technical papers, and is a member of the
National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
Geoff W.  Hornby,  BASc,  is  the new
plant engineer at Fraser Mills Division
of Crown Zellerbach Canada Limited.
Roland J. Bouwman, LLB, who entered law only after giving up his chosen
field of architecture was named as Vancouver's new deputy prosecutor. Mr.
Bouwman, who served with the RCAF
during World War II, abandoned four
years of study in architecture to enter
the faculty of law which he states he
has never regretted. Incidentally, he was
for a time, one of our "Unknown" grads.
The Chronicle is pleased to have found
him again.
Allan Fotheringham, BA, a member
of the Chronicle editorial committee, is
one of four journalists who have won
1964 Southam Newspaper Fellowships.
Mr. Fotheringham is a general assignment reporter for the Vancouver Sun and
also writes a weekly travel column for
that paper. He will spend from September to May at the University of Toronto
studying in any division at graduate or
undergraduate level.
Basil B. Grant, BASc, has been elected
to the Board of Directors and appointed
as secretary of the R. Timms Construction and Engineering Co., Ltd. Since
graduation he has been active on engineering and construction projects from
coast to coast in Canada and for the
past several years has been associated
with the Foundation Company of
Canada Limited.
Paul Hirst Kevill, BASc, has been
appointed to the position of Assistant
District Manager of the Toronto District
office engineering division of Associated
Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies. Mr. Kevill has been with the
Factory Mutuals since 1956 and previously held the position of District Standards Engineer of the Toronto Office.
John Carlin McKay, BASc, is the recipient of one of North America's top
metallurgical awards. The Metallurgical
Society's Robert W. Hunt 1964 silver
medal was given to Mr. McKay for co-
authoring   a   paper   on   "Blast   furnace
practice with very low slag volume,"
which was presented at Buffalo, N.Y. last
April. The award was established in 1920
to recognize the contribution made by
Mr. Hunt to Metallurgical advances in
the steel industry. It is presented annually by the Iron and Steel division of the
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers to the
author of the outstanding original paper
on iron and steelmaking practices. Mr.
McKay joined the staff of Steel Company of Canada Limited, in 1954, became
divisional metallurgist five years later
and was appointed supervisor of research
and development three years ago.
Robert J. Rohloff, BA, has been
named district exploration superintendent for Socony Mobil Oil Company, in
Edmonton. Mr. Rohloff has worked in
many company locations in Alberta and
Saskatchewan and most recently was senior staff exploration geologist in Calgary.
William Steven Selbie, BA, LLB'55,
has been promoted to the position of
senior prosecutor for the City of Vancouver. In his new position, Mr. Selbie
will continue his work in court but will
now take on supervisory and policy responsibilities. After graduation from UBC
law school in 1955, Mr. Selbie articled
with Angelo Branca, now a B.C. Supreme
Court justice.
John M. Kirwan, BA, early this year
was appointed Director of Public Information  for  the  Alberta Division  of
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37 Charles Connaghan,  BA'59,  MA'60
Charles Connaghan, BA, MA'60,
president of the Niagara District UBC
Alumni Association has received a reassignment to another position with
greater responsibilities and authority. He
has left his former job of supervisor of
employment for the Welland Plant, to
become supervisor of salaried personnel
for the Steel Division, embracing salary
recruitment, salary administration, and
employee benefits for the Steel Division
of Atlas Steels, Ltd.
the Canadian Red Cross Society. During
the past year he was employed by the
Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance
Commission as assistant to the Secretary.
Patrick E. Peacock-Loukes, BArch, an
architect with the firm of Jeppsen and
Miller, has been made a full associate
of the firm. Mr. Loukes was one of three
successful applicants for registration as
an architect in Oregon in 1962. He has
practised in Edmonton and in London
with a firm of industrial specialists.
Peter G. Scott, BASc, has this spring,
been made a member of a newly formed
company of consulting electrical engineers, to be known as Simpson, McGregor
and Scott, Ltd., in Vancouver. After
graduation, Mr. Scott was employed for
three years by the Canadian Standards
Association and spent much time in
various European factories informing
them of Canadian electrical requirements.
He also inspected and witnessed the testing of equipment destined for Canada.
On his return to Vancouver in 1959 he
joined the department of buildings and
grounds at UBC as electrical engineer.
Mr. Scott has been with Simpson and
McGregor since 1961.
Adair John Banerd, BA, has recently
accepted a new position as Deputy
Director of the Immigration Department
in the United Kingdom.
Douglas J. Henderson, BA, PhD
(Utah), has won a two-year $13,800
Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship. Dr.
Henderson, assistant professor of physics
at Arizona State University, will undertake research into the properties of
liquid hydrogen and liquid helium. He
will return to Canada in June to join the
department of physics at University of
Waterloo, Ont., as associate professor.
Gerald  G.  Rowlandson,  BA,  now  an
officer of the Intelligence Corps, has been
posted to the directorate of military intelligence army headquarters in Ottawa.
Clarence M. Hincks, DSc, received an
honorary LLD degree at a special convocation of the University of Toronto.
A graduate in medicine in 1907, Dr.
Hincks has spent his professional life
in the field of mental health. He founded
the Canadian Mental Health Association
in 1918, and was its general director
from 1918 to 1952. He was also executive director of the United States
National Committee of Mental Hygiene
from   1931  to  1939.
Other honours that he has received
include the Mental Health Award from
Canadian Mental Hygiene Institute in
1954, the Coronation Medal in 1953 and
the honorary degree of Doctor of Science
from UBC in 1957. He was made a
member of the Comite d'Honneur in
1956. He is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of the
American Orthopsychiatric Association.
Rowland I. Kingham, BASc, MSC
(Purdue), has followed "the road to success" since his graduation. Beginning
with his first position with the Trans
Canada Highway Division of the Depart-
as a punishment for revealing the secrets of Zeus, was
plunged in water up to his chin, with fruit suspended
above his head.
Both retreated when he attempted to taste them.
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Two UBC alumni have been awarded
NATO post-doctoral fellowships valued
at $5,000 and renewable for a second
twelve-month period. In 1958, Robert
Brooke received the H. R. MacMillan
prize in forestry as head of the graduating class. At Yale, in 1959, he was
awarded the National Research Council bursary and a studentship. After
completion of his doctorate at UBC, he
plans to do his post-doctoral studies at
the   Station   Internationale   de   Geobo-
Laszlo Orloci, BSF'58, MSc'61
tanique     Mediterraneenne     et     Alpine,
Montpellier,   France.
Laszlo Orloci, the other recipient of
the fellowship, a native of Hungary,
graduated with the Sopron division from
UBC with honors in forestry in 1958.
In 1961 he was awarded a National
Research Council bursary and a studentship. He plans to do his post-doctoral
studies at the University of North
Wales,  Bangor.
ment of Public Works in Banff, he joined
the staff of the Canadian Good Roads
Association and went to Ottawa, Illinois,
as their resident engineer. Between the
years of 1958 and 1961, Mr. Kingham
co-authored four research papers that
were published by the Highway Research
Board in the U.S.A. He is presently a
research engineer on the staff of the
Ontario Highway Department. At time
of publication of this class note, Mr.
Kingham will be Staff Engineer with the
Asphalt Institute in College Park, Maryland. This title carries with it, the responsibility concerned with the analysis
of engineering research data. In 1962,
Mr. Kingham entered Purdue University
in Lafayette, Indiana and received his
MASc in Civil Engineering in 1963.
Victor A. Neufeldt, BA, has been
awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship
by the University of Illinois for 1964-
1965. In addition to the $3,475 fellowship, Mr. Neufeldt plans on earning
$1,000 by teaching Freshman Composition, while he is working toward his
doctorate in English. He has been teaching in Kitimat since 1958 with the exception of 1962-63 during which time he
was on a year's leave of absence doing
graduate work at the University of
George C. Wootton, BASc, MASc'59,
is a recipient of a Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company $3,000 Graduate
Research Fellowship, awarded for graduate research in Metallurgy. He was employed by Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited, Chalk River, Ontario, from
1959 to 1963, then returning to UBC to
work towards his PhD in Metallurgy.
William N. Holsworth, BSc, MSc'60,
of the department of zoology, University
of Western Australia,  represented UBC
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that University, November, 1963, and
presented the official greeting of UBC.
S. Wayne Hubble, BA, BA(Oxon.),
Rhodes Scholar '58, now in the Canadian
High Commissioner's office in Kingston,
Jamaica, was a guest aboard the destroyer USS Rowan, July, 1963, when
its commander, Stansfield Turner, a
Rhodes scholar, invited Jamaican Rhodes
men, with their wives, aboard for a
buffet supper and a movie—when his
ship was in Kingston. Inviting the wives
aboard was precedent-making. (Mr. Hubble himself is unmarried.)
Charles William Dick, BA, BEd'62.
who has been on a two-year leave of
absence from the Vancouver School
Board, will return to his position in September. He was employed as a Ford
Foundation Research Assistant and
teaching assistant at the University of
Oregon during 1963-1964, during which
time he received a fall, winter and
spring term Foreign Student Tuition
Scholarship, and a $1,000 Carnegie Summer Fellowship for study in Colima,
Mexico. Mr. Dick, who has completed
most of his doctoral work, declined a
Ford Foundation Fellowship for 1964-
Gordon F. Gibson, BA, MBA(Har-
vard), has been appointed executive
assistant to Northern Affairs Minister
Laing. Recipient of a Baker scholarship
while at Harvard, Mr. Gibson also
studied at the London School of Econo-
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Zellerbach in Vancouver, has become
district sales manager at Vancouver, for
Studebaker of Canada, Limited. He will
be responsible for sales in all areas of
B.C. but the Kootenays.
John D. Lowood, BASc, has left the
staff of Drake Construction Co., Ltd., in
Winnipeg to accept a position as supervisor Product Development Department,
Pacific Veneer Division of Canadian
Forest Products Ltd., in New Westminster.
Gerard Doeksen, BASc. has been appointed Design Engineer II, Design Department, Engineering Division of the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail.
Robin H. Farquhar, BA, will take advantage of a $10,000 scholarship, starting July 1, 1964. This award brings his
scholarship total to $16,000 since he left
Victoria high school eight years ago. The
award is a staff associateship at the University of Chicago, where he will work
for a PhD in educational administration
at the Midwest Administration Center.
While there, Mr. Farquhar will probably
help to arrange seminars and assist in
the administration center. Robin's parents
are both UBC graduates, his father
presently a professor in the faculty of
education at the University of Victoria.
Jack McKague, BSc, has been promoted to Flight/Lieutenant with the
RCAF. In 1946, he joined the RCAF as
a telecommunications technician and was
subsequently posted to England, Sea
Island, the Yukon and Ottawa, prior to
attending UBC. He is presently stationed
at North Bay, Ontario, as an electronics
systems officer for No. 414 Black Knight
John Pankratz, BSA, has been appointed Research Officer for the B.C.
Department of Agriculture. This position includes responsibility for research
and the advisory service in relation to
the Agricultural Rehabilitation and Development Act (ARDA), farm management, and economic analyses generally.
In 1959, Mr. Pankratz was assistant
District Agriculturist in the Peace River
area and has a good farm background.
In addition to studies in B.C. and Ontario, he has worked or taken university
training in the agricultural field in Alberta, California, and North Carolina. He
recently returned from North Carolina
where he took some advanced courses in
statistical analysis, and will take up his
new duties with the Department of Agriculture immediately.
Arvey J. Hanowski, BA(Western Ont.),
BSW, MSW'62, has been appointed area
supervisor for the North Battleford region,
Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation.
John MacM. S. Lecky, BA, who
rowed for Canada in the 1960 Olympics,
was described in the London newspapers
as the "Magnificent Canadian" who
powered Cambridge to victory in the
110th   annual   Oxford-Cambridge   boat
race this spring. Mr. Lecky is in his last
year at Jesus College, Cambridge, where
he is reading international law on a
Mackenzie King scholarship.
Terence F.  Leche
Terence F. Leche, BSA, has been
awarded a research fellowship in meat
technology at the University of Sydney,
Australia. For the past two years, Mr.
Leche has been working under the direction of Professor Alex Wood in UBC's
department of animal science on the
growth and development of cattle. He
will leave Vancouver late this summer to
take up the fellowship of $3,500 per year
for three years.
Paul R. Tennant, BA, was one of 16
winners in the national competition for
the 1964-65 Congressional Fellowship
awards. He will receive a minimum stipend of $4,500 for the year, plus travel
expenses. The program is financed by a
Ford Foundation grant, and services of
the Fellows are free of charge to the
Congressional offices in which they work.
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meryn shallard, BA'58), a daughter,
Arleigh Ann, March 22, 1964, in
Lansing, Michigan.
DR.    and    MRS.    KENNETH    BERRY,    MD'56
(nee sally tenenbaum, BA'54, BSW
'55), a daughter, Julie Michele, March
I, 1964, in Vancouver.
MR.   and    MRS.    MAURICE   CAMPBELL,    BA
'51 (nee jean Cochrane, BA'51,
BSW'52), a daughter, Jacqueline
Cochrane, February 6, 1964, in Vancouver.
mr. and mrs. ross k. craigie, BASc'60,
(nee Barbara l. Wallace, BA'60), a
son. April 8, 1964, in Vancouver.
BASc'58, MASc'61, a daughter, Karen
Lynne, February 11, 1964, in Vancouver.
BCom'57, (nee maxine morrow, BA
'56), a son, William James, January 7,
1964, in North Vancouver.
MR.   and   MRS.   GEORGE   DRASKOY,   BSF'61,
(nee Barbara Patricia gill, BA'61), a
son,   Andrew   Roland   Ferenc,   March
II, 1964, in St. John's Newfoundland.
mr. and mrs. philip g. gilbert, BSF'57,
a daughter, Davina Anne, August 23.
1963, in North Vancouver.
mr. and mrs. eric graholm, BASc'58,
a daughter, Susan Melinda, March 26,
1964, in Prince George.
BA'63 (nee claire williscroft, BA
'59), a son, Joel Scott in Vancouver.
dr. and mrs. Robert t. mcandrew,
PhD'62, (nee elaine spurrill, BHE
'62), a son, Robert Murray, February
26, 1964, in Montreal.
mr. and mrs. m. k. nelles (nee Christine sheila weir, BA'49, LLB'50), a
daughter, January 30, 1964, in
DR.  and  MRS.  HERBERT s.  PEPIN, BSA'54,
MA'56, PhD(IlL), a daughter, Jane
Elizabeth, March 24, 1964, in Vancouver.
BA'50, a daughter, Elena, February
25, 1964, in Calgary, Alberta.
feld MD'60, (nee linda jane simon,
BA'58, BSW'59), a son, Glen, March
7, 1964, in Vancouver.
barker-mcgrath. Hugh J. Barker, BA
'60, to Gail Jeanette McGrath, in
bathy-stuart. Stephen J. Bathy, BSF'61
(S) to E. Carole Stuart, BA'63 in
bf.rthelsen-hansen. Hugo Steen Ber-
thelsen to Joy Kristine Hansen, BA'57,
BSW'58, MSW'59, in Copenhagen,
fournier-ettel. Lawrence Joseph Fournier, BCom'62 to Rose Marie Ettel,
BSN'63 in Vancouver.
gosbfe-bailey. Charles George Gosbee
to Judith Louise Bailey, BHE'62 in
graham-mulholland.   R.   W.   Graham,
BA'50, to Lorna K.  Mulholland,  BA
'60, in Victoria.
jarvis-farren.    Wayne    Ralph    Jarvis,
BSF'63 to Sheila Christine Farren, in
macdonald-mann. George Macdonald to
Aileen E. Mann, BA'37,  MSW'55, in
Stanley F. M. Moodie, MA, died February 29, 1964. Major Moodie was a
member of the Irish Fusiliers and
served overseas during the first world
war. Former Vancouver sheriff and
teacher at (the old) King George High
School, he was also B.C. organizer for
the Liberal Party. He was secretary of
the B.C. Liberal Association for nine
years and served as assistant to Premier
T. D. Pattullo. He is survived by his
wife, a son and a grandson.
Thomas Bennet Black, BASc, died in
August, 1963. At the time of his death,
he was general manager of the Northern
British Columbia Power Company in
Prince Rupert. He had also served on
the city council, library board, Civic
Centre directorship, Rotary Club and
Chamber of Commerce.
Maitland Bruce Callander, BASc, died
January 15, 1964, in Vancouver. Mr.
Callander spent his early years with
Canadian Westinghouse in Hamilton and
with Winnipeg Electric Company. In
1954 he transferred to B.C. Engineering
Company and in 1961 to International
Power and Engineering Consultants,
where he held the position of Superintendent of Electrical Design until his
death. Mr. Callander was a member of
the American Institute of Electrical
Engineering and the author of several
technical papers on substation design.
Grace Helen Swencisky, BA, BEd'56,
died in Madrid, suddenly, in February,
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Ralph Kennedy Bell, BA, died in June,
1963, in Calgary. Mr. Bell taught at
Shawnigan Lake, Britannia Beach, Lyt-
ton, Vancouver, Enderby, Armstrong
and Kamloops. He retired in June 1961
after 37 years of teaching in Kamloops.
He is survived by a son and four
Albert Edward Henderson, BA, BEd
'53, died March 15, 1964, in Victoria.
An inspector of Vancouver elementary
schools, Mr. Henderson was on a trip to
interview graduating students from the
University of Victoria's faculty of education for teaching jobs in the Vancouver
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Executive Committee: president—David M.
Brousson, BASc'49; past president—Paul S.
Plant, BA'49; first vice-president—Roderick
W. Macdonald, LLB'50; second vice-president
—Mrs. David C. Ellis, BA'36; third vice-
president—John L. Gray, BSA'39; treasurer—
Donald McL. Anderson, BCom'48; members-
at-large (Terms expire 1965)—R. C. H. Rodgers, BASc'61; Gordon Olafson, BPE'62; John
j. Carson, BA'43; George S. Cumming, BA'50,
LLB'51. (Terms expire 1966)—Donald J. Hudson, BA'52; Ronald S. Nairne, BA'47, BArch
'51; Kenneth Martin, BCom'46; Mrs. John M.
Lecky, BA'38.
Okanagan Mainline
president:  Dr. E. M. Stevenson, MD (Western
Ont.), 3105-31st Street, Vernon.
Armstrong—Ronald R. Heal, BSA'47, Box 391.
golden—Mrs. Trevor Burton.
kamloops—Roland  G.  Aubrey,  BArch'51,  242
Victoria Street.
keremeos—Joseph A. (John) Young, BCom'49,
MEd'61, R.R. No.  1.
lumby—Ken B. Johnson, Merritt Diamond Mills,
P.O. Box 10.
Oliver—Rudolf P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Mrs.   Douglas   Fraser,   BA'32,   R.R.
No. 1.
penticton—D.  Grant  Macdonald,   LLB'59,  680
East Nanaimo  Street.
rbvelstoke—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38, 202-
6th Street East.
salmon arm—Dr. W. H. Letham, BSA'42, Box
summerland—James E. Miltimore, BSA'48, MS
& PhD(Oregon State), Research Station.
vernon—Mrs. Peter G. Legg, BA'37, Box 751.
Degree Representatives: agriculture—Dr. Richard Stace-Smith, BSA'50; applied science—
David M. Carter, BASc'49; architecture—Ray
Toby, BArch'50; arts—Mrs. B. M. Hoffmeister,
BA'27; commerce—Gordon Elliott, BCom'55;
education—Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44; forestry—William G. Sharpe, BA'51, BSF'52; home
economics—Mrs. James M. Clark, BHE'53; law
—Gordon Armstrong, LLB'59; librarianship—
Robert Harris, BLS'62; medicine—Dr. Albert
Cox, BA'50, MD'54; music—Brian Todd, BMus
'63; nursing—Miss Muriel Upshall, BASc
(Nurs.)'29; pharmacy—Norman C. Zacharias,
BSP'50; physical education—W. R. Penn, BPE
'49; science—Miss Joan Arnold, BSc'63; social
work—Mrs.   Douglas   Fowler,   BA'46,   BSW'47.
University Associations
Fraser Valley
president: Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB'50,
Drawer 400, Langley.
past president: Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22,
2351 Lobban Road, Abbotsford.
vice-president: Dr. Mills F. Clarke, BSA'35,
MSA'37, c/o Dominion Experimental Farm,
secretary: Hunter B. Vogel, HA'58, 19952 New
McLellan Road, R.R. #7, Langley.
chilliwack—Judge F. K. Grimmett, BA'32,
Box 10, Sardis; Frank Wilson, MA'37, 25
Clarke Drive; abbotsford—John Wittenberg, 33551 Braun Avenue, Box 1046;
William H. Grant, BEd'47, Maple Street,
Box 37; agassiz—Dr. Douglas Taylor,
BSA'39, c/o Experimental Farm; mission—
Wilfred R. Jack, BA'35, MA'37, McTaggart
Road, Hatzic; haney—Mervyn M. Smith,
BA'34, 12283 North 8th Avenue; hope—Roy
Felix Thorstenson, BA'40, Drawer 700; LADNER
—L. L. Goodwin, BA'51, BEd'54, P.O. Box
100; langley—Dr. Chapin Key, Box 636;
cloverdale—Harold S. Keenlyside, BA'35,
Drawer 579; white rock—Miss Jessie E.
Casselman, BA'23,  14034 Marine Drive.
Branches and Contacts
British Columbia
chairman—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSc (Alta), 2293
McBride Crescent, Prince George.
prince george—Rev. Newton C. Steacy, BA'52,
1379 Ewert Street.
quesnel—N. Keis, BSA'50, Box 658.
smithers—Laurence   W.   Perry,   LLB'50,   P.O.
Box 188.
vanderhoof—Alvin   W.   Mooney,   BA'35,   MD
and MSc(Alta.), Box 56.
Williams lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA
'27, Box 303.
East Kootenay
chairman—Percy    Pullinger,     BA'40,    BEd'56,
District   Superintendent   of   Schools,   Box   9,
cranbrook—Eric   C.   MacKinnon,   233   -   14th
Avenue S.
creston—R. L. Morrison, BA'28, BASc'29.
fernie—Kenny N. Stewart, BA'32, The Park.
invermere—Mrs. G. A. Duthie.
kimberley—Wm. H. R. Gibney, BASc'50, 26 -
1st Avenue, Chapman Camp.
West Kootenay
chairman—R.   J.   H.   Welton,   BASc'46,   1137
Columbia Avenue, Trail.
argenta—Mr. Stevenson.
castlegar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
grand   forks—E.   C.   Henniger,   Jr.,   BCom'49,
Box 10.
nakusp—Donald Waterfield.
nelson—Leo   S.   Gansner,   BA,BCom'35,   c/o
Garland, Gansner & Arlidge, Box 490.
riondel—Herman Nielsen, Box 75.
salmo—Dr. R. S. Smith.
Other B.C. Contacts
ashcroft—Gordon H. S. Parke, BSA'52, Bonaparte Ranch, Cache Creek.
bella coola—Milton C. Sheppard, BA'53, BEd-
'54, Box 7.
bralorne—Charles M. Campbell, BA,BASc'38,
Manager, Bralorne Mines.
dawson creek—Mr. Roger F. Fox, BA'51, 9312-
8th Street.
fort st. john—Art Fletcher, BCom'54, Supervising Principal, North Peace River High
School, Box 640.
Grantham's landing—M. R. Kitson, BASc'56,
ladner—L. L. Goodwin, BA'51, BEd'54, Principal, Ladner Elementary School, P. O. Box
lillooet—Harold E. Stathers, BSP'53, Box 548.
merritt—Richard M. Brown,  BA'48, LLB'52.
Powell river—F. A. Dickson, BASc'42, 5651
Maple Avenue.
prince rupert—Robert C. S. Graham, Box 188.
Princeton—Robert B. Cormack, BA'49, BEd
'57,  Box  552.
squamish—Mrs. G. S. Clarke, Box 31.
terrace—Ronald Jephson, LLB'56, P.O. Box
victoria—Robert St. G. Gray, BA'57, 1766
Taylor Street.
Canada (except B.C.)
calgary, alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603 - 6th Avenue,
deep river, Ontario—Dr. Walter M. Barss,
BA'37, MA'39, PhD'42, 58 Laurier Avenue.
Edmonton—Lawrence L. Wilson, BA'48, Asst.
Director, Royal Alexandra Hospital.
guelph—Walter H. A. Wilde, BA'50, 254 Water
Hamilton, Ontario—Harry L. Penny, BA.BSW-
'56, MSW'57, 439 Patricia Drive,  Burlington.
London, Ontario—Mrs. Brian Wharf, 134 Biscay Road.
medicine hat—Harry H. Yuill, BCom'59, 473
First Street, S.E.
Montreal, P.Q.—L. Hamlyn Hobden, BA'37,
MA'40, c/o Pemberton, Freeman, Mathers &
Milne, Ltd., 1980 Sherbrooke St. W., Mtl. 25.
Ottawa, Ontario—Thomas E. Jackson, BA'37,
516 Golden Avenue, Highland Park Drive,
Ottawa 3.
Peterborough, Ontario—R. A. Hamilton, BASc'36, 640 Walkerfield Avenue.
port Arthur, Ontario— Sydney Burton Sellick,
BSF'52, 389 College Street.
saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J. Pepper, BA-
'39, MA'41, Dept. of Chemistry, University
of Saskatchewan.
ST. John's, Newfoundland — Dr. Parzival
Copes, BA'49, MA'50, 36 Golf Avenue.
Toronto, Ontario—Ivan Feltham, BA'53, LLB-
'54, 40 Rosewell.
wblland, Ontario—Charles Connaghan, BA'59,
MA'60. Box 238, Fonthill.
wolfville, nova scotia—Bruce Robinson.
senate representatives—Mr. Justice Nathan T.
Nemetz, BA'34; Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47;
Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38.
Regionat Reoresentatives: okanagan MAINLINB
—Dr. E. M. Stevenson; fraser valley—
Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB'50; Vancouver
island—John R. Caldwell, BA'48, LLB'49.
Ex Officio Members: Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA
'51, BSW'53, director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; Robert J. Gillespie, LLB'64, president,
1964 graduating class; Roger McAfee, BA'62,
AMS president; Kyle Mitchell, Students' Council
Vancouver Island
president—John   R.   Caldwell,   BA'48,   LLB'49,
Box 820, Campbell River.
past   president — David   R.   Williams,   BA'48,
LLB'49, Box 280, Duncan.
vice-president—Harold  S.   S.   Maclvor,  BA'48,
LLB'49, Box  160, Courtenay.
secretary—Mrs. J. H. Moore, BA'27, R.R. No.
4, Duncan.
alberni-port alberni—W. Norman Burgess,
BA'40, BEd'48, 518 Golden Street, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logie, BA'29, Box
chemainus—Mrs.   A.   A.   Brown,   BA'45,   Box
ladysmith—Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29, Box 37.
nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49, LLB'50, Box
parksville-qualicum—J.    L.    Nicholls,    BA'36,
BEd'53, Principal, Junior-Senior High School,
Qualicum Beach.
shawnigan   lake—Edward   R.   Larsen,   BA'48,
Shawnigan Lake School.
victoria—David Edgar,  BCom'60,  LLB'61,  929
Fairfield  Road, Victoria.
Australia—Edmund   E.   Price,   BCom'59,   Box
3952, G.P.O., Sydney.
Nigeria—Robert A.  Food,  BCom'59,  P.O.  Box
851, Lagos.
Tanganyika—W.  R. D.  Underhill,  BA'54, LLB
'55,   c/o   Attorney-General's   Chambers,   Box
9080, Dar-es-Salaam.
trinidad,    w.i.—John    S.    Donaldson,    BA'61,
LLB'63,    9    Kilbracken    Rd.,    Glencoe,    Pt.
united kingdom—Mrs. J.  W.  R.  Adams,  BA-
'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone, Kent, England.
United States
California, northern — (Chairman) — Charles
A. Holme, BCom'50, MBA(Western Ont.),
2478 33rd Avenue, San Francisco 16. san
Francisco—Dr. Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29,
MA'31, 185 Graystone Terrace; santa clara
—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes
Avenue; Stanford—Harold J. Dyck, BA'53,
Building 315,  Apt.  14,  Stanford Village.
California, southern—Los anoeles—Mrs. Elizabeth Berlot, BA'40, #40-3806 Carnavon
Way, Zone 27.
Chicago, Illinois—Mrs. Richard H. Thompson,
BA'59, 2255 St. John's Avenue, Highland
Park, Illinois.
Honolulu, Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA-
'21, 295 Wailupe Cir.
madison, Wisconsin—H. Peter Krosby, BA'55,
MA'58, PhD(Columbia), Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin.
new Mexico—Dr. Martin B. Goodwin, BSA'43,
Box 974, Clovis, N.M.
new york, new york—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47, #4L-214 East 51st Street.
ohio—Mrs. Milford S. Lougheed, BA'36, MA
(Bowling Green), 414 Htllcrest Drive, Bowling
Portland, Oregon—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA-
'25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Washington — Edmund J. Senkler,
BASc'36, 5143 E. 54th.
spokane, Washington—Don W. Hammersley,
BCom'46, 212 Symmons Building.
united nations—A. H. Sager, BA'38, Apt. 1A,
2 Tudor City Place, New York 17.
Other Countries
Israel—Arthur H. Goldberg, BA'48,  P.O. Box
1713, Haifa.
japan—Takashi   Kiuchi,   MA'60,    13,6-Chome,
ligura-machi, Azabu. Minato-Ku, Tokvo.
sudan—Allan C.  Brooks, BA'48, c/o UNTAB,
P.O. Box 913, Khartoum, Sudan.
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