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Sun issue, on smooth paper in full color, packed
with news and human-interest photos, well-written articles and fiction stories by able young
Canadian writers . . . quite a production, if we
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Dear Ormy:
I couldn't refrain from dropping- you a line in
reference to David Brock's takeoff on Royal Commissions (with a strong accent on the Massey
Commission) in the last issue of the Chronicle.
David has a rare talent for satire, demonstrated
in a variety of ways in the past. However, I think
it should be pointed out that his efforts in this case
might have been directed to fields of interest other
than education alone since, in ensuing' weeks the
Federal Government, influenced by the Royal Commission on Arts, Letters and Sciences recommendation, passed legislation to provide a Canadian university grant of seven million dollars. This sum
and the manner of its allocation has been specified
by  the  Commission.
The second action of the government based on
the Massey Commission report will, in all probability, be the provision of a large number of
Canadian scholarships. The Commission recommended a minimum of ten thousand scholarships.
Let's see what will happen in the winter or spring
House sessions.
Satire is a powerful goad when used against
questionable issues. It becomes pointless when it
jabs at non-existent failings.
I should like to convey my feelings of admiration
to Mr. Brock for a most competent sample of
smooth satire. It needed only a target to make it
thoroughly commendable.
Information Officer.
The  Editor,
Mr. Perrault appears to be talking about money.
Since I was talking about anything but cash, there
is a gap that your friend, however educated, might
not readily understand.
As for satire, that word has been so much abused
by cheap little hacks, it no longer means anything
at all, and I for one prefer to abjure it. Any sort
of funny stuff is now called satire, and after being
thus classified is judged according to fixed rules. I
would say this, Sir. If you are going to invent
rules about what kind of satire is allowed (according
to the Marquess of Queensbury), then you must
also define satire itself.    First things first.
Mr. Perrault says I fired upon a target that
didn't exist, and that in attacking the Massey Report's devoted admirers and fake little highbrows,
I was setting up a man of straw in order to box
him down again. On re-reading that Report, I can
detect no sign of unreality in it. Mr. Perrault is
mistaken. It is a very solid target indeed. It
exists, and I hope it always will. I hope it will
last far longer than Mr. Perrault does, since money
means far less to me than it does to him.
May I, Sir, point out two rather important
facts? One is that I myself submitted a brief to the
Commission, wholly unpaid and just for the hell of
it, as I think the cultured Mr, Perrault did not. The
other is that I am not hired by anyone to act as a
Page 3 Always
Young business men of today on
the way to the top have their
share of problems.   Many are
financial . . . and that's where
we can help.  For thousands of
Canada's most successful men
have found a visit to The Dominion
Bank always worthwhile.
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publicity agent. I have never sold myself for
money, or anything else. And I owe my scruples
to what I am pleased to call my education, some
of which I owe to UBC and loyally admit, but some
of which I owe to things not even UBC could
I remain,
In spite of all this nonsense,
Yours faithfully,
c/o Hon. Grote Stirling,
606 Burne Ave.,
Kelowna, B.C.
24th June, 1951.
The Editor.
Alumni Chronicle.
Dear Sir:
My recent visit to the campus for the first time
in twenty years was full of surprises, mostly pleasant. No one could fail to be impressed by the
phenomenal growth, and it made me proud to have
taken part in the Great Trek of 1925 which started
the movement towards a great university.
One most distressing retrograde step, I consider,
is the decline of rugby and its -partial replacement
by a game which serves a completely different purpose in the scheme of things. The English game
is a game designed to be enjoyed by the players,
and it is a game in which a high degree of teamwork can be acquired comparatively quickly and
without a cumbersome amount of organization.
Consequently the game is not confined to university
circles; it can be played by graduates for years after
graduation, and in most parts of the world. After
a first-rate schooling in rugby at UBC I have myself
played that game on four continents: in England.
Northern Rhoresia, Iran, India and Burma, and I
was still playing after the age of forty. My personal
view is that this sort of thing (which I do not think
would be unusual if more students had the opportunity of learning rugger) is a better advertisement
for the University than a very mediocre showing
against second-rate American colleges who make
a business of their particular brand of football.
Unless we demean ourselves by becoming semi-
professional, there is little hope of giving American
colleges any real competition. We are simply
making ourselves slightly ridiculous.
I would like to think that we really prefer playing a game for the sake of the game, in which case
surely we should foster the game of rugby which is
primarily a sport and not a spectacle.
Yours truly,
(Sc. '26)
I blow my own horn ?   Yes, because I must.
None understands the instrument, save me.
Some even blow the wrong way, and the dust
And wind go down my throat, and disagree.
Page 4
Dear Sir:
Re your editorial in the June issue—1 beg to
disagree. I disagree with your obvious premise
that the chief purpose of our university is to produce industrial "leaders," and I disagree with your
contention that it doesn't. Let's skip the first—
that's a different argument.
You say: "The big men of mining, lumbering
and fishing in B.C. are mostly either outsiders or
rugged individuals who have spurned education
. . . etc."
In the first place, what do you mean by "big"
men ? In the second place, what about the fishing
industry? In one of the larger companies alone,
the President and four of the Directors are alumni,
as are many key men in other concerns. These men
learned the business the hard way and got a college
education to boot.
See the attached list. It's not complete by any
means—only three companies are included. Here
are a hundred-odd alums who are doing creative
and important jobs in the production, management
and conservation of one of B.C.'s primary resources.
They're not all in senior posts, but they're doing the
jobs for which they were trained, and in consequence, making a significant contribution to the
development of the Province.
You say: "Can it be that the long, conventionalizing process of higher education kills the creative
and enterprising in most of our students so that
upon graduation they are looking for security first
and adventure and reward after that?"
Given the right stuff to begin with, university
doesn't kill anything. For those with ability it
provides the means of using it; for those capable of
stimulation, it stimulates. The most successful
men in industry are those with training and ambition. Part of this training can be obtained at a
university, ambition seems to come with the stork.
It is true that a university education may produce a man more interested in ideas and methods
than in making money as an end in itself. That's
an asset or failing, depending on your point of
view. A university should, and usually does, inspire
its graduates to do as well as possible in their
chosen vocation—but that's not always synonomous
with making a million.
Everyone's looking for that 20th century illusion,
security — even your so-called "big" men. But
university graduates are less guilty than most (or
should it be, less demanding?). They seek above
all an opportunity to do the job for which they're
qualified, whether it be with industry, government
or on their own.
You say: "What is needed is the inspiration, the
drive and the enterprise to needle our graduates to
create, develop, explore and control."
Who are you criticizing—professors or students ?
In any case, university graduates are doing most of
the creating, developing and exploring right now.
UBC scientists, engineers, geologists, foresters and
other vocationally-trained alumni are opening up
new resources, devising new methods of utilizing
(Continued on page 25)
Dear Mr. Hall:
I have just read with interest your editorial in
the June issue; with so much interest in fact that I
feel impelled to comment.
In my opinion the reason there are few pioneers
among the graduates of the University is that the
institution is a stronghold of hidebound orthodoxy.
There are exceptions, of course, but generally speaking, so long as a student repeats parrot-like the
precepts of his professors, his grades are excellent.
So soon as he presumes to stray a little from their
fields of thought, he is discredited and places his
scholastic standing in jeopardy and is regarded
not so much as a dangerous radical, but as a presumptuous schoolboy, which is worse.
Granted that most original opinions of student?
are ill-founded, based on lack of knowledge. So are
many of the ventures of pioneers. If a pioneer tries
something and fails, he can try something else, and
occasionally progress is made. ' At the University,
a student is told what to do, and through "faculty
guidance" is coerced into doing what he is told. If
he tries something original and fails, he gets no
second chance !    Exit one pioneer.
The pioneer spirit whose absence you deplore in
the Alumni is not the spirit which will be told what
and how to think. Therefore, this type of personality will attend only because it suits his purpose, to
acquire technical knowledge. The bulk of the
graduates will make up the well-disciplined army of
white-collar  workers  which you describe.
I have the impression that there are, or have
been in the past, universities which encourage originality of thought and discussion on the part of
students. L1>C is not one of them, though it was
to some extent in its very early days.
Perhaps if there were a number of separate semi-
independent colleges, one or more of these might
by chance or design acquire a dean who would
gather about him a group of lecturers noted for their
progressive outlook and encouragement of individualism. Such a college would have to be free from
political control of its payroll, but there mav be
individualists in the province who would be interested in endowing such a college. Personally, I
would feel tempted to contribute something to such
a cause, whereas I would not be interested in donating anything towards the perpetuation of the present system of mass production of well-disciplined
high grade clerks, valuable though such a service
is.    It may be   that others would feel the same way.
Yours very truly,
B.C. Arts '26.
(Owner, Royal Savary Hotel)
To you all dismal themes are jolly
While jovial ones are filled with murk.
Your fun must equal mine, but golly,
Doesn't it seem like much more work?
Page 5 And guess who's treasurer. ••
When there's a community effort on foot, chances are you'll find the
Royal Bank Manager on the committee. He is often called on to act
because Royal Bankers have earned a solid reputation as public spirited
citizens. And so it is right down the line, from the Manager to the youngest
clerk. Royal Bankers are encouraged to pull their weight in all worthwhile
endeavours, for the interests of the bank and the community are one.
This spirit is reflected in their service to you. When you have banking
business to do . . . when you wish to discuss some financial matter in
confidence . . . see your Royal Bank first. The Manager and his staff are
there to serve you in every way they can.
The Royal Bank in your community can serve you in many ways. For instance,
you may need a small loan to pay medical bills, to consolidate debts, to
improve or extend your home. Personal loans can be repaid by instalments.
Endorsers are not necessarily required and interest rates are exceptionally
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Page 6
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm., LLB.
Business Manager: Frank J. E. Turner, B.A., B.Comm.
Women's Editor: Leona (Francis) Sherlock
Alumni Association Executive:
President James A. MacDonald, B.A. '38
Vice-President Gordon M. Letson
B.A. '24, B.A.Sc. '26
Executive Director... Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A. '39
Treasurer G. Dudley Darling, B.Comm. '39
Second Vice-President Mrs. Maurice Sleightholme,
B.A. '30
Chairman Publications Board Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
'42 LLb. 48
Past President John M. Buchanan, B.A. '17
Third Vice-President Dr. Henry C. Gunnirg, B.A.Sc. '23
Members at Large: David Brousson, B.A.Sc, '49; E. T.
Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc, '47; Roderick Lindsay, B.A.Sc, '48;
Mary McDougall, B:.A., '33; Jack Underhill, B.A., '24;
Doug. Sutcliff; Harry A. Berry, B.A.. B.Comm., '37; Dr.
Fred Grauer, B.S.A., '30; Jean Gilley, B.A., '27; Mrs. James
Harmer, B.A.; '40; J. Norman Hyland, B.Comm., '34;
Doug. Macdonald, B.A., '30; Senate Reps., Dr. Harry V.
Warren, Dr. Earl Foerster and Dr. Wm. Gibson; A.M.S.
President, Vaughan Lyon; Students' Councillor, Ted Lee.
Editorial Office:
5th Floor, Yorkshire House
900 W. Pender St. Vancouver, B.C.
Business Office:
Room 201, Brock Hall, U.B.C.
VOL. 5, H«- 3
President's New  Home,  By Leona Sherlock  9
Autumn Thoughts, By David Brock  10
Commerce and Business  20
Alumni-U.B.C.   Development  Fund  22
Homecoming Program   20
Personalities    13
Editorially   Speaking     15
Women, By Leona Sherlock 16, 17, 18
Frankly Speaking, by Frank Turner  19
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia and authorized as second class mail
Post Office Department, Ottawa
^jror the fKecord . . .
A rash of letters to the Editor this issue was very
pleasant to receive, indicating that the old magazine
is read by the odd graduate and that the Alumni
take an interest in the Alma Mater ... on page
three. Ernie Perrault, U.B.C. Information Officer
and David Brock, Chronicle contributor, tangle over
Brock's last issue Massey Report kidding . . . and
on page five Arthur Sager and G. W. Ashworth put
into words their reaction to the editorial of last
issue over the lack of U.B.C. graduate, industrial
leaders . . . while in between on page four, Brit
Brock, Sc. '26, raises the rugby question again . . .
all clean fun lads ... no hitting in the clinches . . .
The President's new abode is featured by the
Chronicle's new Women's editor Leona (Francis)
Sherlock, '50 . . . picture on page nine by Chronicle
friend, photographer Jack Lindsay, while Bob
Steiner took the cover shot . . .
Robert   H.   Robinette,   the   new   Director   of
Athletics at U.B.C. reportedly getting $5000 a year
for his ditties, was introduced to the athletic clan at
a cocktail party at the Faculty club last month and
the clean cut, former assistant at St. Mary's College,
was most impressive to the gathering . . . well-
spoken, he gave the impression something new will
be added to Varsity sports this fall . . . also reports
from the campus indicate he is remodelling the
sports set-up effectively . . . time will tell as U.B.C.
is the gravevard of many an earnest coach including
Greg Kabat and those that followed in the last five
years . . . we wish him luck . . .
A quorum of the faithful met at Brock Hall the
other night for an extraordinary meeting of the
Alumni Association to amend the constitution and
among the amendments was one that allowed female
graduates to occupy both the positions of first and
second vice-presidents of the Association . . . this
amendment was passed just after the borrowing
powers of the Executive Committee had been drastically restricted . . . Someone got up and said
"does this mean that we now can have women
occupying the positions of first and second vice-
presidents of the association? . . . the answer was
yes . . . whereupon Dr. Bill Gibson got up and said
. . . "Of course that's so . . . why do you think we
just finished restricting the borrowing powers of
the Executive Committee? . . . ah, women, they're
nice though . . ."
The President's new home at U.B.C. is caught by photographer Bob Steiner, from the South Side as one drives
up the drive-way, entering off Marine Drive . . . the
residence, designed by University Architects Sharp and
Thompson, Berwick, Pratt, looks out on the north side
on one of the most beautiful views in the world, the
north shore mountains and the Gulf of Georgia.
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Page 8
L-amtJu3 S^cene C^nnanced oil  Ljraciou5 l^eiidence at f olnt Kjreu.
Yearly trekers to the campus on Homecoming
Weekend will find a few more additions to awe
them this year. The most interesting is the new
official residence of the President of the University.
The modern structure is set out on the point
with a view to beat all other views on the continent.
The panorama takes in Burrard Inlet from Seymour
Mountain to Point Atkinson to the Straits of Vancouver Island. It is fitting that the house is built
so that every room faces this magnificant view.
Above all, the house is a family home, not just
a structure to house the President and a means for
entertaining visiting dignitaries. Every corner of
it is comfortable and lived-in. From the cat sleeping
on the den chesterfield to the Cairn and Collie gambolling on the spacious lawns, everything about the
place speaks of home.
And to make UBC more proud of one of its
most recent addition, it was built entirely by
University employees and nearly all of B.C. w-oods
and products. Sharp and Thompson, Berwick,
Pratt, were the architects in consultation with Dr.
and Mrs. MacKenzie and Bert Binning who supervised the color combinations.
The slate-floored entrance hall leads into the
living room and dining room. Corridors lead to
each wing, one of which houses the kitchen, utility
rooms and sewing room and the other to the guest
rooms, powder rooms, cloak rooms and family den.
A circular staircase leads upstairs to Dr. Mackenzie's library. The three children have one wing
and the parents have the other. Both these wings
can be shut off from the rest of the house when
entertaining is done.
The house is essentially modern but retains
many of the charms of older types of architecture.
The furniture is chintz covered with big soft comfortable chairs. One of the most attractive features
is   the  extensive   use   of  plywood,   birch   and   oak.
Bringing out the highlights of the wood are the
many oil paintings on the panelled walls—all done
by friends of Dr. and Mrs. Mackenzie. Included
are paintings by Binning, Harris, Lillias Newton,
Charles Comfort, A. Y. Jackson, Marion Scott,
Jack Humphrey, Carol Shaeffer, Pegi Micol and
Lucy Jervis.
The grounds are most attractive even though
the house is not yet a year old. Sweeping lawns
are encircled with trees at the road. Already Dr.
Mackenzie has a large and profitable vegetable
garden. Mrs. Mackenzie's pride is the rock garden
she made out of what was the pile of rocks the
landscapers pushed to one side.
It is certainly a residence the University can
be proud of. It's a home that is everyone's dream
house. The Mackenzies only regret is that it
doesn't belong to them.
• Flowers for
Gracious   Living
Page 9 #
I have a daughter whom I wish to send to UBC
some two lustres from now. A lustre is five years
and is supposed to be a very quick way of expressing this sort of arithmetic, provided you don't have
to stop and explain the whole business to university
graduates and other illiterates. When I say I wish
to send her, perhaps I mislead you, for I don't
really wish to send her at all. Far from it. Also,
she happens to be a twin, and if I did wish to send
her, I'd also wish to send her twin sister, if I didn't
want to be perverse. However, I am amplifying
the situation all round, just for the sake of argument, so if you'll stop quibbling, we can get on
with the discussion.
The reason I am a little scared about sending
my daughter to UBC is this: I have never met an
educated woman who'd not have had a lot more
charm if she had been just a bit more ignorant and
untutored. If you dispute this, just stop and think
what Nellie Gwynn would have been like after
three years hard labour at Oxford. Imagination
boggles, does it not? And if Mme. de Montespan
had been hanging around the old Sorbonne writing
thesis after thesis, she would have failed to captivate
even that simple-minded lout, Louis XIV (after
whom the chairs are named).
Now, I realize I am insulting numberless sweet
girl-graduates, golden-haired. They will protest,
and with reason, that they are still as ignorant as
ever a man could wish. Numbskulls every girl Jill
of them. Accredited numbskulls, too, with diplomas
to prove it. Yes, I grant them that. I have met
them all, socially and intellectually, and have loved
them assiduously for what they are worth, and
sometimes for what they are not worth. And yet,
on meeting them, I know, where'er I go, that there
hath pass'd away a glory from the earth. The
pansy at my feet doth the same tale repeat: Whither
is fled the visionary dream ? That's a good question,
whether from a pansy or not. Something in the
educated lass is missing.
You see, the more education you cram into a
girl, the less room there is for all those things that
her book-larnin has jostled out of her. The more
her vision requires spectacles, the less fatal glitter
in her rapidly glazing eyes. The more she ponders
on what she fancies was the state of the theatre in
1603, the less she knows about how to be convincingly theatrical herself. Nor is this entirely the
fault of printed books. It is, in great measure, the
fault of professors, a moribund and dessicated class.
Conversation can turn a woman INTO a dull pain.
She puts more trust in the poor sap than a man does,
and she thinks he can lead her to the Finer Things
of Life, and in the end she tries to be a Finer Thing
herself,  with  deplorable results.
Another thing that scares me away from investigating in feminine learning is this: I have
been reading the Calendar for 1951-52, and I see
that "Any student who fails to subscribe to the high
code expected will not be permitted to continue as
a resident."    (In the Residences for Women, you
follow me.) Now, just how high is that code? I've
got to know . . . this is no idle question, believe
me. Is it a mile high? Is it two miles high?
Three? Do you need oxygen to breathe away up
thar? Does anyone get dizzy and fall down in a
fit? And what are the items in this high code?
There's absolutely no use in being vague with me
like this, while attempting at the same time to pin
me down. In order to get high with a chap like
me, you must specify your height. A High Code
of Living Index should be exact to the last decinal.
On the same page of this Calendar, I learn
that women students under 25 years of age (how
could you be years of anything except age?) are
not permitted to occupy suites in apartment houses
except when accompanied by some older person.
Now, just how- old must this person be? So old
that she's practically rotten? She, or he. About
106? Is senility a bar? And why are apartment
houses more sinful than other dwellings ? Miss
Dartle and myself are merely seeking infor. And
is one person enough to supervise several suites?
And does she get time off for good conduct, or a
spot of shut-eye? And, just in case virtue is not
its own reward after all, who pays the evil-minded
old wretch? Yes, and what does "accompanied"
Well, as I say, all this makes me think twice.
Which is more than certain courses at UBC did.
jfe. N. The present time, the present day,
the present moment, this instant, the
nonce, today, even now, right away, etc.
One of these mornings the temperature will
drop just low enough to crack the block of your
car. A cracked block will cost you hundreds.
It's so inexpensive to have Begg Motor Co. Ltd.
winterize your car — save you hundreds of
When you winterize, have an engine tune-up.
Make sure that the engine of your car is protected
against cold by anti-freeze, good oil pressure,
clean spark plugs.     You can't go wrong.
PA. 2242
Page 10
Dr. William C. Gibson and UBC's electron microscope
Dr. William C. Gibson of the newly formed
Department of Neurological Research at LTBC and
director of research for the Crease Clinic, was
Canada's only representative at the International
Congress of Poliomyelitis in Copehagen in September.
His attendance at the congress was made possible by a donation of $1500 from the Polio Foundation of British Columbia, sponsored by the 45
Kinsmen Clubs of the province. This same group
last year contributed $10,000 to the University of
B.C. for the purchase of an electron microscope for
use in research.
After attending sessions of the Congress Dr.
Gibson visited the Karoluiska Institute in Stockholm to see electron microscope research on nerve
cells and the Sabbatsberg Hospital to investigate
research on vascular problems.
He also flew to Amsterdam to visit the Brain
Research Institute and to Oxford where he conferred with Professor LeGros Clark at the Department of Anatomy where important neurological
work is in progress.
En route home he conferred with poliomyelitis
researchers at the University of Montreal and the
University of Toronto.
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Page 11 ^/rlumnl S^cholardhip   Winners ^Ti
Winners of the U.B.C. Alumni Scholarships have
been announced. Providing $250 for top students
in ten regional areas of B.C., these scholarships call
for qualities of high academic performance, leadership, and a good record of extra curricular activities.
''Alumni members all over the province have
contributed to this fund," explained Alumni President. James A. Macdonald. "I wish to thank
Lieutenant Colonel W. Tom Brown and his Scholarship Committee for the work they did in organizing
this competition. Dean Walter Gage deserves
special mention for the administrative tasks he
performed on our behalf."
Applications were considered by committees
from local branches of the Alumni Association as
well as the Central Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Scholarship Committee of the
University. The students listed below are entitled
to apply their scholarship either at the University
or British Columbia or at Victoria College.
Orville Richard Endicott, Box 183, Creston,
B.C.; John Porter Sutherland, Box 74, Rossland,
B.C.; by reversion to William Gregory, 1202 Birch
Ave., Trail, B.C.; James Daniel McGuire, 559 Braid
St., Penticton, B.C.; Miss Aiko Hori, 66 Campbell
Ave., North Kamloops, B.C.; Gordon Richard
Graham, Box 218, Prince Rupert, B.C.; Stewart
Pringle Paul, Box 1230, Dawson Creek,' B.C.; William Donald Burton, 3882 Yale St., Vancouver,
B.C.; John Alfred Birch, R.R. No. 1, New Westminster. B.C.; Mary Lorraine Browne, 639 Harbinger Ave., Victoria, B.C.; Julio Donato Cianci,
Box 763, Westview, B.C.
In the West Kootenai areas, John Sutherland,
having recently been awarded a five-year scholarship of $400 a year through the Chris Spencer
Foundation, relinquishes the monetary value of his
Alumni award to William Gregory of Trail.
Gregory and Aiko Hori were recently awarded
Royal Institution Scholarships of $200 each by the
University of British Columbia for highest standing
among Senior Matriculation candidates in their
school districts. Gordon Graham also won a University Scholarship of $175 and a Chris Spencer
Scholarship of $225 for highest standing among
University Entrance candidates in his district.
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Arthur E. Lord, K.C, B.A. '21, City of Vancouver Corporation Counsel, has been appointed to the
County Court of Vancouver.
Mr: Lord will be sworn in to his new duties at
the end of October.
Mr. Lord is a member of the University of British Columbia, and has been active in University
affairs since his graduation. He formerly was City
Solicitor, and was elevated to the position of Corporation Counsel just about a year ago. Arthur
Lord has been extremely interested in Alumni
affairs, and is also connected with the Players Club
of the University of British Columbia . . .
Basil Robinson, B.A. '40, Rhodes scholar and
outstanding athlete and scholar at the University of
British Columbia, and winner of his "Blue" at Oxford, was given the honour recently of captaining
the Canadian Cricket team which played the M.C.C.
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August . . . Another note of interest to sports
minded graduates is the fact that former U.B.C. golf
players have been singularly successful this year in
local tournaments . . . Doug Bajus, former U.B.C.
golf champion, recently won the Point Grey Golf
and Country Club championship, while Bob Plom-
mer was successful at Shaughnessy, and Dick Han-
ley at the University Golf Course ; Peter Bentley
was crowned champion at Capilano . . . Bentley also
won the Totem Golf championship at Jasper in
September ...
Dr. James W. McRae, Ap.Sc. '33, has been appointed vice-president of the Bell Telephone laboratories in United States. He has been, until recently.
Director of transmission development, and now will
be in charge of Systems of Development, and
engineering for the Bell Telephone Company .  . .
Harry Home, B.Com. '42, who made a specialty
of travelling about the world since the war, dropped
a card recently to the Alumni Association indicating
that he is now with the Canadian legation in Oslo,
Norway . . .
W. S. Wood, B.A. '47, has recently been declared
the gold medalist in obstetrics and gynaecology at
McGill University . . . He was awarded the "YV.
Chipman Gold Medal, and for the past year has
interned at Herbert Reddy Memorial Hospital in
Montreal . . .
Byron Straight, B.A. '45, former U.B.C. Mathematics lecturer, insurance expert and athlete, has
joined the firm of William M. Mercer Ltd. employee
benefit plan consultants . . . Mr. Mercer, also a
graduate of U.B.C, took Mr. Straight into the firm
after he had returned from public practice as a
consulting actuary in the United States and British
Columbia ... Air Vice-Marshal J. L. Plant, CBE,
AFC, Arts '31, has been named to one of the top
posts in the Atlantic Pact Air-Force in Europe . . .
He is to go to Paris to become assistant Chief of
Staff for personnel and logistics at the Headquarters
of American General Lauris Norstad, Commander
of the Allied Air Forces in Central Europe . . .
Weldon Hanbury, Arts '43, 30-year-old air-force
veteran, and successful radio and stage writer,
recently won the Community Arts Council One-Act
play contest for the play entitled "Two Sides of a
Tortoise." . . . immediately upon learning that his
play had won the contest, Hanbury left for England
where he will spend some time studying the English
stage and play-writing technique . . .
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One of the outstanding murals in Canada, a
work extending the full width of one wall of the
new Dominion Bank in Vancouver, has just been
completed by artist Charles F. Comfort of Toronto.
The mural depicts the history of British Columbia from early days to the present.
Of great interest to University of British Columbia graduates is the portrait of Chancellor-Emeritus
Eric W. Hamber, one of the industrial, athletic and
 giants of B.C.'s history, wh<"> < = r»nr«At,u
in the mural by a life-size drawing.
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Third recognizable B.C. figure is Major-General
B. M. Hoffmeister, representing the war years.
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THE U.B.C. ALUMMI CHRONICLE ^dsakina cZdito%iaLLi
Ever since man emerged from the darkness of
earlier ages, as a creature that could read and write,
and transmit ideas, the world has been dominated
and the course of history has been formulated by
ideas, thought and the intellectual process rather
than brute force which had been the earlier man's
key to power.
Throughout history it has been the living idea
which has inspired men and nations to live in one
manner or another, and the ascendancy of nations
and empires can easily be traced to intellectual
Temporarily, power has reigned, and for periods
of varying length including the Black Ages, the
forces of ignorance have occasionally overwhelmed
progressive thinking groups. But always the glimmer of intellectual thought has been maintained,
and sooner or later, a revival once again sweeps
aside the forces that rely for their power upon force
Force is no answer to the enthusiasm or inspiration of a people, and history records the fact that all
the great nations, dynasties and empires were based
upon thought, including the Hebrew, Roman,
Greek, the Holy Roman Empire, and our Western
Civilization as it obtains today.
Even such an evil force as National Socialism in
Germany was based on a thinking idea, even though
evil, and it got its power from a process of thinking
which appealed to the great masses of the people.
The weakness of National Socialism, like the weakness inherent today in Communism, lies in the
thinking process behind it, and because its ideas
come from uneducated, ignorant people, and do not
stem from the intellectuals, as has been the usual
procedure down through history from the early
Greek and Hebrew philosophers, to the Christians.
This notwithstanding the fact that the leaders of
these power-movements pander to pseudo-intellectuals as camoflage for their own evil intent.
Thus, it was disturbing some weeks ago, to read
the newspaper article by the President of our University stating that the University needed more
financial help, and in which he stressed the material
advantages of having a University in the Community.
"In my opinion," Dr. MacKenzie said, "the universities of Canada are not only educational institutions in the orthodox sense of that phrase, but in
addition, are basic and essential to the welfare of
the country as a whole, particularly in times of
national crisis and emergency."
The implication is that the University in addition to being an institution where the thinking processes of our young people are developed, is also an
institution which may benefit the country materially in developing methods for prosecuting war, peacetime production, etc., and generally, the President
is speaking in the manner of a salesman pointing
out the advantages of the University to the community in its material sense. The President's words
are understandable, because, good lawyer that he is,
he is in the process of "selling" the government the
idea of granting our University money on the basis
it's primarily good business for the government, and
using an effective argument our government understands.
However, it is important the University does not
sacrifice its position merely to be oportunist.
A further inference is that the University should
follow the needs of its people and much like politicians, sense the trend of events and the shape of
society and correspond to it. In this manner the
University would "fit", and be in harmony with its
social environment.
If these are the meanings to be taken from Dr.
MacKenzie's word then we must object strenuously
to them.
It is not the purpose of the University to follow
social trends or in fact, to be in any way influenced
by society, other than to provide certain departments which can act as vocational schools and train
people and technicians to fit into certain positions
required by our modern economy.
These are but sidelines to the University's proper
function, and the University should stand aloof
from society and develop young men and women
along intellectual and thinking lines. So that
they may study history, art, literature, sociology,
philosophy, and the other human pursuits and discover truth and beauty, and lead the world to its
spiritual and intellectual revival just as the Hebrews
and the Christians and the Greeks did in earlier days
when other forces, state controlled, attempted to
wipe out any thinking processes which were not
favourable to its course of conduct.
(Continued on page 21)
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We are always hearing of new accomplishments
and positions of UBC women grads. Echo Lidster
is one of these. She is the twenty-first president
of the Canadian Council of 4-H Clubs. Also, Echo,
who graduated in 1942 with a B.Sc.A. degree, is
the first woman to hold that position and the first
former Club member. Since 1946 she's been Supervisor of 4-H Clubs for the B.C. Department of
Agriculture. The name, Echo writes, was recently
changed from the former title of "Boys and Girls
Clubs" because this was more in line with the
international aspect of rural youth work since 15
countries are now using this name.
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Seattle is drawing many ex-UBC people this
year. Dodie O'Brien (Arts '51) is going down to
University of Washington to take her Social Work
degree. Jean (nee MacFarlane) Ats '48 and husband Paul Wright (Arts '49) are spending a year
in   Seattle  where  Paul  is  attending UW,  taking a
post-graduate course.
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Rosie Hodgins (Law '50) has also joined the
Seattle colony. She and Walt Ewing (he was
president of Students' Council when she sat as USC
chairman) have the branch office of Coast Underwriters.
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Busy with her duties as wife of UBC's new
Chancellor is Mrs. Sherwood Lett who will be pouring teas from now till the end of her husbands term.
But pouring tea won't be her only duty—there'll
be many more. However Mrs. Lett is looking
forward to it all with a smile.
June Newton, B.A. '43, is returning home after
spending two years in the East, and the last while
in Korea . . . She took her B.A. at U.B.C. and
mastered at the University of Chicago and went on
to library work in New York . . . She went into the
Army as a civilian worker, and has spent most of
the last two years in Japan . . . she runs a small
library for U.S. troops passing through, to and from
the front lines in Korea . . .
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After a short but acute illness, Isobel Harvey
died on September 10th. The sorrow of her colleagues and her friends liese deeper than printed
words could ever express, and yet all who knew her
well, knew of the abiding faith which was her own
guiding philosophy and her comfort.
Most of her working life was devoted to the
service of people, and the longest period of that
service was with children. After she achieved her
Master's Degree from U.B.C, she taught there for
a time, English Literature her subject. Then,
around 1929, as a volunteer at the Vancouver General Hospital, she brushed shoulders with that
Hospital's young social service department. (Miss
Olive Cotsworth, V.G.H.'s supervisor of social services, has said that only a month or two ago Miss
Harvey had been in touch with one of two children
for whom they had both been concerned in those
early days, and with whom Miss Harvey has kept
in touch with all these long years.)
From that volunteer experience it was an easy
step into the very new School of Social Work at
U.B.C, and the next step, diploma in hand, was into
the first public welfare service of the Province as
"Mothers' Pension Visitor." Her work then must
have been of a vital kind, for her memories of the
families she served were always vivid:
In 1933, Miss Laura Holland claimed her for her
newly established service to the children of the
Province, and when Miss Holland became Superintendent of Child Welfare, Miss Harvey was made
her Deputy. Thus began the work which was to
give her the deepest most lasting satisfactions, and
for which she will always be remembered.    It was
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grown men and women today think of her as the
warm person who gave them the loving help they
needed at the time they most needed it.
When Miss Harvey became Superintendent of
Child Welfare herself, the children who were the
wards of the Privince were literally her wards.
Their care and progress were watched over with
unfailing devotion. Later, as the Welfare Field
Service grew in stature and scope, the social workers
who made up its ranks became Miss Harvey's eyes
and hands — from her they received those crisp
memoranda, characteristic of her wit and humour,
which inspired their best efforts on behalf of
children. They were sure of her understanding
and support when the going was rough, as it frequently was in those earlier days. Because of her,
none lost the essential point of child welfare services: protection of children? — yes. but better,
loving protection of the individual child.
War days brought unusual services accompanied
by unusual strains. Hundreds of children sent
from Britain by concerned parents had to be given
a kind of care that would overcome the bad effects
of this sudden separation from parents and home.
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amazing strength and splendid results. Though it
cost her much in health, and gained her the gratitude
of the parents of these little folk, somehow only
passing recognition was given Miss Harvey for this
war-time work. Here belatedly, we who knew its
implications acknowledge with unstinting praise the
heroic proportions of this war-time service.
Because of the heavy-grown burden of the job
which taxed here never robust health, in the late
years of the war Miss Harvey regretfully relinquished her work with the children to become
Research Consultant for the new Branch. In this
quieter field she applied her clear thinking mind
and long experience with effective results . . .
studies on delinquency and its treatment, on immigration, of the needs of Indians, on the physically
handicapped and many others came from her office
to throw new light on old problems.
This catalogue of her public service to children
and people only touches the high places. No one
person will ever know of all the hidden acts of
kindness and thoughtfulness Miss Harvey performed. But all who knew her, understood and
held in high and affectionate esteem the quality of
rare loving kindness which motivated her own life
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Freshmen are refreshing.
You're tired ... a bit disillusioned with your
(obviously) unfair share of the world's problems.
You have that hollow-cheeked, brow-furrowed look.
Suddenly ... a Freshman (Class of '55 no less)
hoves into view. As ever, he is that rare living
blend of inspirational enthusiasm and youthful bewilderment.
Clutching dozens of UNIVERSITY forms,
books, timetables and an inevitable "Calendar," you
can see he is dazedly dashing home to tell proud
parents about his tremendous experience of becoming a student at the one and only (" . . . some
PROFESSOR told us all about it . . .") U.B.C.
Mind you, Freshettes (they get younger every
year!) are the ones who start you thinking about
Spring in the Fall. (It couldn't have been that many
years ago you blushingly asked that Freshette for
a date.). And when you get home, you'll enjoy
teasing the better-half about being simply surrounded by charming co-eds—until, that is, she'll ask you
just what makes you think any young College co-ed
would be interested in peeering at you and your bald
spot (as if those four hairs don't cover it!).
To the Frosh! May U.B.C. never be without
their bright and fascinating faces!
ALUMNOTES: It's now Jack Baker, CA. After
much prodding when a visitor to the Alumni office
this summer, genial Jack admitted he had headed
Intermediate exams for Chartered Accountants in
Alberta. The Bakers are now Calgary residents.
. . . Leaving the Department of Household Economics in the University of Alberta is Violet Katain-
en ('46), who can now be reached at Webster's
Corner, B.C. . . . Bob Stephens (B.Com. 'SO)
dropped in to tell us he's just one Thesis away from
his M.B.A. at Washington. ... J. Alan Wallace
(B.A.Sc. '41) has now completed his two-years'
Socony-Vacuum Fellowship at Stanford and is rejoining the Company in Calgary. Alan, a former
Thunderbird rugger, mentioned that James W. Lee
(B.A.Sc. '47) is now a Ph.D. and with the Kaiser
Aluminum Co. in Oakland . . . Alan and Dr .Malcolm McGregor (B.A. '30) expressed definite views
about American football. Malcolm, Professor of
Classics at the University of Cincinnati, helped the
Varsity Cricketers more than a little again this
summer . . . Thespian Cal Whitehead ('48), who's
official title is now "Technical Consultant"
(amongst other things) is an actor who is eating
regularly! After an 11-week season of summer
stock with the Peterboro Summer Theatre and the
Niagara Falls Summer Theatre, Cal wound up with
the Bermuliana Theatre . . . Our thanks go to this
same Cal for dozens of notes about whereabouts of
alumni . . . Sun Life Assurance Co. has one definite
claim to distinction (quite apart from volume, $,
etc.). The Company's only two Inspectors of
Agencies (Canadian Division) are both U.B.C.
alumni: Peter S. Mathewson (B.A. '42) and Ken
Deane (B.Com. '47) ... A Canadian, after spending
several years working and living in the U.S.A.,
changed his mind and has returned to Canada after
a successful business career in America — Byron
W. Straight (B.A. '45). "By", one-time Thunderbird hoop star, is associated with William M. Mercer
Limited in Vancouver head office . . . J. S. S.
(Steve) Kerr (B.A. '48) obtained his Ph.D. from
University of Illinois this summer and has gone
with G.E. at Electronic Park, Syracuse. N.Y. . . .
John Liersch (B.A. '25), former Head of U.B.C.'s
Forestry, has been appointed a Vice-President of
Powell River Company. . . . I. H. Andrews (B.Sc.
'20), one of the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund's
most faithful Class Representatives, has also been
(Continued on page 24)
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THURSDAY,   OCT.   25th
8:00 p.m.—U.N. Model Assembly, Brock Hall.
6:30 p.m.
Big   Brock  Alumni   Smoker,   Pacific
Athletic Club.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26th       8:00 p.m.—B.C. War Memorial Gymnasium:
Installation of Chancellor Sherwood Lett by Chancellor Emeritus The Hon.
Eric Hamber.
Conferring of Honorary Degrees on: The Hon. Milton Gregg, V.C.; Sir Alexander Clutterbuck; His Excellency The Hon. Stanley Woodward.
Conferring Degrees in Course.
Convocation Speakers: Sir Alexander Clutterbuck, His Excellency The Hon.
Stanley Woodward.
Major-General B. M. Hoffmeister, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., E.D.
Dedication of B. C. War Memorial Gymnasium
Address by The Hon. Milton Gregg, V.C.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27th       10:30 a.m.  to  1:30 p.m. — Student Information
Guides on duty in major new buildings on campus.
2:10 p.m.—Presentation of Great Trekker Award of
1951 to Mr. John M. Buchanan.
2:20 p.m.—Inter-Collegiate Football, U.B.C. vs. Central Washington.   Stadium.
4:30 p.m.—Alumni Registration Book in Brock Memorial Lounge. (Refreshments may be obtained in Snack Bar).
8:00 p.m.—Basketball game, Alumni vs. Thunderbirds, Gymnasium.
8:30 p.m.—Vancouver Institute Lecture, Dr. F. T.
Fairey, "Burma Today", Physics 200.
9:00 p.m.—Homecoming Ball, Armouries.
Commerce Department and Business World Co-operate
Another example of the close cooperation between the business world and the School of Commerce was shown recently when Durham and
Bates of Canada Limited through the Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund, made a grant to investigate the feasibility of a course on General Insurance
and to acquire library texts on this subject. Other
Companies including Nelson Bros. Fisheries and
Cemco Electrical Manufacturing Company have
shown similar interest in courses in their respective
During the past 3"ear, through similar cooperation from the Canadian Life Insurance Officers
Association and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, two new courses were started in
the School on Life Insurance and Investments. The
program of bringing the business community onto
the campus, started by Professor Emeritus E. H.
Morrow and furthered by Professor E. D. MacPhee,
has received favourable comment from Canadian
The complexities of modern business require that
a graduate of the University know not only the
principles but also possess the analytical skills of
business practices.
The School of Commerce is studying courses
offered in leading American educational institutions,
content of courses, teaching techniques, and problems associated with General Insurance with the
idea of instituting such a course in the near future.
Page 20
Athletic Director Robinett and Quarterback Club
President  Harry  Franklin  look  over 'new  movie
camera, gift of the club.
Director of Athletics and Advisory Coach
The complete reorganization of the athletic program at the University of British Columbia made
necessary this newly created position of athletic
director and advisory coach to which Robert H.
Robinett was appointed this fall.
Robinett. new to the Pacific Northwest area,
has had a great dea lof experience in coaching and
administration, holding down such positions in five
different institutions in Nevada and California . . .
namely, assisted Coach Jim Aiken at the University
of Nevada in 1941; coached Porterville J.C. in California to the Central J.C. Conference Championships
in 1946; the next two years he was head football
coach at Hartnell College in Salinas where his team
was highly considered as the "Little Rose Bowl"
contender. This was followed in 1949, 1950 and
until the early part of 1951 when he was assistant
football coach at Saint Mary's College until that traditionally great football institution abandoned football. Shortly after this time he was appointed as
assistant football coach at the college across the
bay in San Francisco, leaving there to accept his
present appointment at UBC.
Besides coaching football and scouting for eastern college teams as well as professional football
teams, he held down the boxing, wrestling coaching
positions and administrative at the above-named
He comes from San Francisco where he graduated from Polytechnic High School, having- made
All-City   Football-Baseball   player   for   two   years.
Robinett graduated from the University of Nevada
in 1940 where he was mentioned All-Coast Lineman
for his last two years. He also participated in semi-
pro baseball, intercollegiate wrestling, boxing and
track. He captained the varsity football team at
Nevada for two years.
His playing experience went beyond this time
when he played Service Football as well as pro
ball at various times during the war years when he
was with the; Submarine Service, U.S.  Navy.
He received his M.A. degree from Stanford
University. At present he is assisting in coaching
the backfield.
Robinett. 3.5. is married and has one son. Randy,
aged three.
A reception was given by the Thunderbird
Quarterback Club for Robinett on September 12 at
Faculty Club with President Harry Franklin as
Football is again rolling with 30 players
at Acadia Camp in their Training Table.
Coach Jelly Anderson has with him as assistant
coach former graduate Dick Mitchell, B.P.E. 49.
Dick has been assistant coach at the University
of Toronto for the past two years. Quote Jelly.
"We'll win one more than last year."
The Thunderbirds open their first game at Bellingham on Sept. 22 against Western Washington.
With their first home game on September 28 at
2:15 at the Stadium, the 'Birds play Carroll College
from Helena, Mont. Season tickets may be obtained
from Athletic Office in Memorial Gymnasium or
by phoning AL. 2818. Junior Varsity football will
be coached by Dick Penn.
Passing on to another sport we find that last
years Soccer team had a record which is worth
mentioning. First they won the First Division
Vancouver and District Soccer League with 12 wins.
no losses, 8 draws. And at the same time they won
the Imperial Cup draw which is the first time a
U.B.C. has accomplished that feat. On the team
their Captain Bobby Moulds was the winner of the
Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy for the outstanding
all around athlete.
We'll see vou all at football. Follow the 'Birds
in '51.
(Continued from page 15)
It is the University's destiny to influence society,
and to stand always as a free and independent
stronghold of thought.
When the day arrives when society or any politically dominated force, in any way influences the
processes of pure thinking and intellectual thought,
then the University will be submerged and will no
longer be a source of guidance to the world. The
University is today and has been throughout history
the last remaining bulwark when forces of evil and
of strength, opportunism, expediency and materialism have attempted to wipe out all thinking processes not convenient for its own purposes.
Page 21 Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund Hits Record Year With
With Total Contributions Totalling $17,237.39
19S0 MARK BY $2000
Continuing alumni participation in the Alumni-
LVB.C. Development Fund program of annual giving resulted in new records being established in this
third year of operation. The more than 1800 donors
contributed a total of $17,327.39 in practical support
of several major U.B.C. projects. This sum is a new
high, exceeding the 1950 mark by almost $2000.00.
The figures become even more impressive when
it is realized that in this past three years of voluntary giving, slightly more than 5,000 alumni and
friends of the University have contributed a total
of almost $45,000—or an average of $15,000 per
year. In terms of endowment—many refer to this
Fund plan as a "living endowment"—it would
require a sum of approximately $500,000 to provide
a   similar   amount  per  year   as   interest.
Another outstanding development during this
past year is the increased support given by a number of business firms who have selected specific
projects and given substantial assistance to them.
And. in addition to the four stated general objectives, quite a few alumni have chosen to earmark
their donations for other worthy causes. This is
regarded as a healthy sign indeed since it means
that more and more people are becoming keenly
interested in the growth and development of various
individual departments,  schools and faculties.
At the annual meeting of the Fund's Board of
Directors, it was recommended that $2500.00 be
again set aside for the U.B.C. Alumni Association's
10 Regional Scholarships, and that $5000.00 be
given as unrestricted gift to the President's Fund.
The Directors also recommended that $5000.00 be
given to the B. C. War Memorial Gymnasium
Fund, $2000.00 for furnishings for the Women's
Residences, and $200.00 for the Sedgewick Memorial. Earmarked donations (which total just under
$3,000.00)   are   turned  over   directly.
The various other specific projects supported by
donors this year included Student Loans, English
Department, Physical Education Department,
Buildings, Laboratory equipment and library for
the Faculty of Applied Science. Library for the
Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Salaries, Library and
Scholarship in Fisheries, the School of Commerce,
Social Sciences, University Club, Varsity Outdoor
Club, and Workshop.
Dr. Max Cameron, Educator, Dies.
Dr. Maxwell A. (Max) Cameron, 44, one of
Canada's outstanding educational authorities, died
September 29 at Point Roberts, Washington.
Dr. Cameron was head of the Department of
Education at U.B.C, but was best known for his
famous "Cameron Report" of 1944, a report on
education, made for the Provincial Government. He
acted as a one-man commission and his report has
done much to guide the government in its education
Dr. Cameron received his M.A. from U.B.C. and
his doctorate from the University of Toronto.
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Page 22
At a well-attended dinner meeting in Trail, Dr.
C. A. H. Wright (B.A. '17) of the Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company was unanimously
re-elected President of the enterprising Trail Chapter of the U.B.C. Alumni Association. Mrs. E.
McGauley and Mr. I. B. Kenny were acclaimed
Vice-Presidents   of   the   expanding  organization.
Honoured guests of the occasion included Dr.
Blythe Eagles (B.A. '22), U.B.C.'s Dean of Agriculture, Professor Walter Sage, U.B.C. Senate
member and Head of the University's History Department, as well as U.B.C. Alumni Association Regional Scholarship winner Bill Gregory,
his parents, and Alumni Director Frank J. E. Turner. Prior to dinner, members of the Trail executive
and many of the honoured guests—including Mr.
Ralph Diamond, Vice-President and General Manager of Consolidated Mning and Smelting Company
—enjoyed a social hour at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Giegerich.
After Frank Turner had briefly thanked the Trail
group for its individual and collective support of
the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund (which made
the 10 regional alumni scholarships possible), Professor Walter Sage delivered a very interesting
and informative talk on the exploits of David
Thompson. Dr. Sage suggested that a suitable
memorial should be erected to commemorate the
tremendous contribution of this great explorer to
the development of the West, and felt that somewhere in the Kootenays was the logical site for such
a monument — possibly at the International
Dr. Blythe Eagles reviewed the most recent
developments at the University, and delivered an
equally interesting talk on the history of agriculture
and its relation to Food production and world
Mr. C. E. T. White was elected Secretary-
Treasurer of the group, while Mrs. B. Rennison,
Mrs. G. Redgrave, J. D. Hartley, D. Wetmore and
K. McKee were elected as Directors. Doug. Wet-
more rendered two fine solos, accompanied at the
piano by Mrs. C. A. H. Wright,
This summer at the University of Glasgow, Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie, President of U.B.C, received
an honourary L.L.D. degree in the company of some
of the world's most distinguished men . . . The ceremony at the University of Glasgow marked the
500th anniversary of that institution, and Dr. MacKenzie delivered an address on behalf of the British
Commonwealth of Nations . . .
Tentative plans for November.
If you haven't heard by the time the
Chronicle reaches you, please phone or write
Doris or Bert Wales, 3065 West 24th Avenue,
Vancouver 8, B.C.—CH. 0271.
The President of the Kamloops branch is Tom
Willis, R. K. Bell is Secretary and Helen D. Stevens
is Vice-President.
The important work done by this branch recently
was provided by the committee on scholarships
which examined high school students for Alumni
Scholarships. The special committee on scholarships spent many hours painstakingly going over
many applications and interviewing students in the
Kamloops area.
With the retirement of Jack Parnall, members
of the Victoria group appointed William McCarter
as President of the Victoria and District Branch.
Jack has since moved to Vancouver to become
Associate Registrar at the University of B.C.
Bill McCarter also acted as Chairman of the
Victoria group's Alumni Scholarship committee,
other members of which were Mrs. David B. Turner
and Alan Baker.
Prof. W. H. Morrow, Retired Head of the Department of Commerce, at the University of B.C..
has been appointed field representative for the
Toronto  Xational  Exposition Association.
The Monthly Commercial Letter issued by
The Canadian Bank of Commerce is one of the
oldest publications of its kind. It contains
material on economic conditions gathered from
reliable sources and carefully weighed and sifted
for the benefit of its readers.
This Letter has a wide circulation among
business and professional men, students and
journalists in Canada and abroad. An application to the Head Office, Toronto, will bring
The Monthly Commercial Letter to you regularly, free of charge.
Page 23 87-50
Two of many delicious varieties
(Continued from page 19)
appointed a Vice-President with the same Corporation . . . Another Fund Class rep. R. G. (Bob)
Anderson, Head of West Kootenay Power and
Light, was elected to the executive of the Canadian
Electric Association at the annual conference in
New Brunswick . . . John Goodlad (B.A. '45), a
former Alumni executive member, has been promoted to Professor of Education and Director of
Teacher Education at Emory University, Georgia.
His charming wife, Lynn, will be remembered as
A.M.S. Manager for several years. . . . Art Renney
(B.S.A. '36), recently U.B.C.'s Head of Agriculture
Extension, is doing post-grad work in farm crops
at Oregon State College. . . . Clara Gould (B.A. '26),
who's been a Librarian in Cleveland for twenty
years, had her first peek at the U.B.C. campus in
two decades this summer. "There had been a few
changes," she admitted chuckling, and with just
a wee trace of that justifiable "pride-of-an-alumna"
in her voice! . . . Alumni office visitors included
Margaret Low-Beer (B.A. '50), past Student Councillor. Margaret's now Liaison Officer with the
Canadian Citizenship Branch in Ottawa. From the
Capital also was Canada's first Cricket Captain,
former Rhodes Scholar Basil Robinson (B.A. '40).
Basil's with the Department of External Affairs . . .
Pausing on the campus before proceeding Eastward
to take up a new position with "Alcan" in Arvida,
Quebec, were the Art Gordon's of Trail. Art, a
former Trail Branch Secretary, and Engineer grad
of '43, left a highly-acceptable contribution from
Trail to the Gym Fund as a calling card! . . .
Leaving the alumni executive and Vancouver were
Barbara (nee Kelsberg—B.A. '47) and Ted Kirkpatrick (B.A.Sc. '47). Ted's been transferred by
alumnus Fred Bolton's company to the Edmonton
office . . . Still another alumni office visitor was
Don Chutter (B.Com. '44), of Ottawa. Don's risen
rapidly in the business world, now manages the
Canadian Construction Association. . . . "Dal" Foerster, son of also-alumnus Dr. R. Earl Foester of
Nanaimo, took honors in Zoology in his B.A. degree
in '47 and is now in 4th year Medicine at the University of Toronto. . . . John Gunn, Graduating Class
Executive member of 1940, dropped in to ask if
any other '40 Executives were around. Apparently
the Valedictorian Gift that year was the P.A. System in the Stadium. That's paid for alright, but
there's a bank balance and no signing officers! . . .
The only U.B.C. alumnus who is a graduate of
another University and Alumni Secretary of the
latter—Jack Murray writes to tell us that there's
a good possibility that there'll be another Brock
Hall, although not in name. That's right, U.N.B.
is looking at our plans right now. On the U.N.B.
committee is another U.B.C. grad—Colin Mackay!
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Page 24
(Continued from page 5)
known resources, modernizing methods of processing, transporting, marketing. Let's hope they get a
chance to do more controlling in the future.
You say (Quoting Dr. Warren) : "The trouble
with our graduates is that they don't want to leave
the cities and the bright lights."
Graduates are not unique in preferring the
amenities of urban living. But that doesn't mean
they won't go into the woods. Take a look at the
record. Grads are scattered throughout the hinterland of this province : foresters — timber cruising,
supervising reforestation, managing plants; geologists—prospecting, opening up new claims, supervising and developing mines; engineers—building
roads, bridges, new projects; biologists—improving
spawning and rearing grounds. UBC men and
women are roughing it in isolated areas all over the
province and to them should go a good share of the
credit for present expansion.
You say: "But in B.C. where are the opportunities greater than in the woods and the mines, where
untold wealth and opportunity awaits the engineer,
the geologist and the promoter with enterprise,
technique and a flair?"
Where are the opportunities greater? Right
smack under those same city lights, Mr. Editor.
The opportunities for hard work may be in the
woods and mines, but the opportunities to become
a captain, a "big" man or a millionaire are in Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal.
Many a self-made man started his Alger career
in the woods, but he didn't get very far until he
hiked back to the folding money in the city. Promoters with enterprise, organizing ability and a
flair are city-bred characters for the most part
who couldn't tell a spruce from a hemlock.
You say: "If UBC men let the hardier, shrewd
and hard-working non-graduates gain the initiative
through industry and the willingness to learn the
business the hard way, the abuses to industry and
the loss of intelligent technique to the province
is tremendous."
Apart from your adjectives which aren't exclusively descriptive of non-graduates. I agree. But
you praise the non-graduate for being a captain, and
then you pan him for wrecking the boat.
You say: "What British Columbia needs as
(much as) her strong (?) men are graduates who
can take control and give the primary industry the
advantage of education and the understanding given
to those who study modern, efficient and conserving
Somewhat of a contradiction from votir previous
statements, but again I agree. It'll be an uphill
grind for a while. Short-sighted people believe that
the best way to make a million is to forget the
modern, conserving methods. Not enough British
Columbians are looking ahead.
This gives me a chance to put in a plug for our
commercial fisheries and for the UBC grads engaged in it. Take a good look, Mr. Editor. I think
you'll agree that the industry and the government
fisheries departments should get top marks for their
interest in conservation and the proper management
of the resource. The time and money going into
this effort today is not for immediate profits but for
the preservation of our fisheries raw material in
In a world steadily exhausting its food supplies,
the conservation of our fisheries resources is vitally
important for British Columbia and Canada. We
must see to it that in our haste to achieve full
industrial development we do not sacrifice those
basis resources which alone can make real progress
It's true that this interest in conservation has
been forced upon our commercial fisheries by
threats to it's existence, but this does not belittle a
campaign winch has as its aim the continued prosperity of one of B.C.'s important primary industries.
Xor does it belittle the very significant contribution
being made by men from UBC.
Our real leaders are men with vision who work,
not only in their own self interest, but also for the
betterment of the Province as a whole. I think
you'll find that a great number of these leaders
got their start out on the Point Grey campus.
Yours truly,
1553 Robson St. TAtlow 3335
Douglas Grant Sherlock and his wife, the former
Leona Francis
To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Marshall (Law '48)
(Myra Brown, of Winnipeg), a son, Michael
To Mr. and Mrs. Allan H. Dixon, a daughter,
Patricia Louise, on February 21, 1951.
To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Birks (Joan McLean), a
daughter, Dana.
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Plommer (L.L.B. '48)
(Esther M. Clark, B.H.E. '49), a son, on August 21st.
4M Special;
James Benzies McLaren to Lois Ann Gunn.
Robert L. Haas to Barbara Ruth Leckie.
A. Raymond Wilkinson to Shirley Anne Stevens.
Ronald Douglas Grantham to Vivian Vera Collins.
Ronald Lairod Cliff to June Dorrance Brown.
Michael A. M. Fraser to Beverley Doreen Burley.
Douglas Rain to Lois Esther Shaw.
George   C.   (Beau)   Henderson   to   Joan   Patricia
Robert Sheldon (Don) Glover to Sara Lee Tidball.
Robert   Alan   Mackay-Smith   to   Helen   Elizabeth
John Raymond Charles LeHuquet to Mary-Frew
James Arnold Houghland to Ellanor Aaileen Hall.
George Neville Munro to Mary Louise Macfarlane.
Charles Abbott Tiers to Helen Marcia Burns.
Ian Crichton Hart to Grace Louise Flavelle.
Douglas Grant Sherlock to Leona Louise Francis.
Wiliam A. Laudrum to Marion Shirley McConville.
Harold Wesley Tennant to June Patricia Hawkes.
The Chronicle has a new Women's Editor,
Leona (Francis) Sherlock . . . Graduated in Arts '50,
and was married three weeks ago to Doug Sherlock, another U.B.C. graduate . . . Leona was on
the Editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and prior to her
marriage was social correspondent for the Vancouver Sun for one year . . . She is a member of
Alpha Phi sorority, and in 1950 was co-chairman
of the Mardi Gras, and was Class Prophet and
editor of the 1950 class booklet . . . Her full life now
includes her duties on the Chronicle, a new position
as Women's editor of the News-Herald, and of
course, her recent marriage.
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