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into which power from four separate sources —
Buntzen, Stave Falls, Ruskin and finally Bridge
River—would pour into Vancouver.
Every section of Greater Vancouver will
be fed from this powerful double circuit,
safeguarded by every known means
from interruption.
In   keeping   with   Vancouver's
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Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
APRIL,  1945
When You Come Home, by Sherwood Lett  ....
Are Dormitories Needed? by H. R. McLarty
The Senate of the University      	
Remember, by Maury Van Vliet   ....
Honor Roll       	
A Message from an Italian University  	
The Vision for Medicine at U.B.C.
A Successful Portia	
New Horizons, by Grace Maclnnis 	
English Universities and the War, by Archie Paton
Along the Mall .... ....    .
Correspondence .... 	
U.B.C. Scientists and the War
..   12
...  26
.  27
The pictures used in this issue are furnished through the
courtesy of The Vancouver Daily Province.
It is always a joy to come upon a familiar and
much-loved scene. When we find that our memory
did not do it justice, when we find that the scene
has unexpectedly been endowed with new beauty,
then our hearts are full indeed. For just such a
feeling are we indebted to A. G. Bulhak, the artist-
photographer who has so cleverly fixed on a lens
the beauty of our University Library. How many
times have we walked with unseeing eyes past that
very spot? The fact that it has taken a man from
a far country to reveal to us the full loveliness of
this particular spot makes us wonder about the rest
of our surroundings. The unusual work of this artist has already awakened considerable interest. We
look forward eagerly to seeing more of the Canadian
scene through his beauty-loving and discerning eye.
The Graduate Chronicle czAlto
The Legislature and
the University . . .
The recent announcement by the Premier of
British Columbia that the University is to receive
a grant of $5,000,000 for expansion and maintenance
is one of the most important pieces of news ever
released about the University. Surely it indicates
an entirely new and very welcome attitude on the
part of the provincial government to the province's
leading educational institution.
For many years supporters of the University
have been seeking adequate support for higher education in the province. It is true that the University
has been long in receipt of a substantial grant from
the Legislature but this grant has been far from
adequate to keep the institution going, let alone to
allow expansion of its facilities.
Perhaps the fault has been as much that of the
University and its supporters as it has been the
fault of any other body. After all, to obtain public
support, the University must be "sold" to the people
of  the  province.     The  citizens  must  become  con-
D. T. Braidwood
vinced that the Point Grey campus is a benefit and
not a useless burden. The University has retired
far too much into itself and set itself apart.
Now the picture seems to have changed. The
University, through its officers, Faculty and graduates, is making itself known to the public. People
are beginning to know the University and its accom
plishments. They are becoming aware that they
have in their midst a great force which can be used
in furthering the interests of the province. Above
all, thes peop'e of British Columbia are becoming
aware of the fact that the University is their University. It is designed and operated for their use
and benefit.
Now that this support has at last come, it is up
to the University to do everything in its power to
be worthy of the confidence placed in it. Every
effort must be expended towards producing line
citizens. Every step must be taken to ensure that
the opportunities offered are made available to all
who are qualified to receive them.
If you are collecting records, you will enjoy
making your choice from the splendid selection available at
English (Bramopbone Sbop
(Mamelok & Co., Established in England  1875)
Connoisseurs and Collectors of Fine Recorded Music
549 Howe Street Vancouver, B.C.
O. B. ALLAN, Ltd.
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A Message to Grads and
Under Grads in the Services
No alumnus of the University
needs introduction to Brigadier
Lett. His record is a most enviable
one, both in war and in peace. He
has now returned to his peacetime
profession with a prominent Vancouver law firm. He is also one of
the members of the Senate of the
University elected by Convocation.
His support of the University in the
last thirty years has been of the
greatest importance. We print herewith a thought-provoking article by
Brigadier Lett and commend it to
all readers.
You will not have much time
yet for your personal post-war
planning, — unless you have been
nursing a plaster cast in a hospital somewhere. You and your Frigate, your Platoon or your Squadron are still too busy winning the
war. Some of us used to find an
"official talk" on "rehabilitation"
a trifle hard to take when the
problem upppermost in our mind
was whether or not there would
be anyone left to rehabilitate,
after the next salvo arrived.
But don't forget that however
nebulously you may have thought
over the problem in general, one
day suddenly you personally are
going to have to take a decision
about it.
The Government as you know,
has planned to deal and is dealing
quite generously with Service
men. Citizens' voluntary committees, Boards of Trade, Service
Clubs, Veterans' and Legion
Groups are all organizing to assist you. This time I think you
will find things are so teed up that
the welcome isn't quite all over
when the band stops playing and
the echoes of the cheering fade
against the station walls. Your
heart will really be warmed by
official and unofficial people who
genuinely wish to see you get going again in civil life.
LETT, D.S.O., M.C., E.D.,
B.A. '16
Formerly Commander of the 4th
Canadian Infantry Brigade
But' you are the person who
must produce a plan, for after all
it's your life, not their's.
Not that I think you can make
a final decision before you get
here. You probably cannot. In
any event there may be too many
unknown factors. Will Matilda
feel she has waited long enough
for you to get back and waltz her
down the aisle? Will Dad think it
is time you forget about "schooling" and took a hand in "learning
the business"? These are only
samples of the cons, pros and
question - marks involved. For
those of you who left your courses
uncompleted, I have no hesitation
in advising you to be strong-
minded about it. Let Matilda wait
a wee while, poor girl,—and Pop
too! Don't be too selfish about
it, but do get back and finish your
education.    The   University   will
welcome you and you will be surprised how many others of your
year will be there. Some even
with English brides!
For those of you who have "finished up" but did not have time
to become established, I suggest
you do a little serious thinking
about it now, and leave the actual
decision until later if you must.
Find out to what gratuity,
grants, credits, educational benefits and allowances you will be entitled. The Padre or the Auxili
ary Services Officer or Rehabilitation Advisor can tell you almost
anything you want to know if you
press him a bit.
Then lay the foundation of a
tentative plan and two or three
alternatives,—just as you do before you take off in operations.
When you arrive home, and
have re-acquired the habit of taking real cream in your coffee and
grapefruit with your breakfast,
appreciate the local situation in
the good old military manner but
with a critical and introspective
Remember that re - establishment, or rehabilitation or what
have you, is largely a state of
mind. And it is one of those
states of mind which will not be
achieved without a struggle.
The best prospective subject
for rehabilitation I have met yet,
was one of my Bren Carrier Platoon Sergeants from Ontario. His
name is Rynard Radcliffe. He was
wounded when he fought with us
at Caen. When I saw him in hospital in England he was blind. He
told me then, "I'm going to be the
best damned blind man that ever
went back to Canada." He has
now finished his course at St.
Dunstans and is on his way home
to prove his statement.    He will.
If you achieve something of
that state of mind you will then
be almost ready to take a decision,
and your rehabilitation will be
comparatively simple.
One other thing to remember.
There are back here a lot of fine
The Graduate Chronicle old boys,—and girls, who have
kept everything intact for you
these last five years. They have
fought valiant battles on this
home front, and in addition every
six months they did a lot of paying for your "K" Rations and
your bullets. They receive no
medals or gratuities and you'll
find them awfully glad to see you
back. They think a lot of you.
They have great confidence in all
of you. They take comfort in the
thought that you lads did your
duty as you saw it in the war, and
that you will come home and do
the same in peace.
Another angle too. When you
come home you're going to find
some thousands of little tykes
and toddlers, who for five years
have sacrificed their birthday
cakes and chocolate bars and invested their nickels in War Savings Certificates. And Heaven
help you all, and Graham Towers, and Donald Gordon, if seven
years from now those certificates
are not worth their weight in
chewing gum and lipstick. They
think you ate all the nut bars and
they have been very proud to let
vou have them. They know you
won the war for them, but they
will want you to show them just
what you did win. I know you
In other words, there is a great
future awaiting you as citizens
living the way of life you fought,
for and maintained. But the job
of becoming a good citizen will
require almost as much planning,
training, patience and skill as it
took to become a good soldier,—
and a certain amount of guts.
You can plan to rehabilitate
yourself either as an "old soldier"
for the next thirty years, or as a
new citizen. The choice is yours.
Better start thinking it over soon.
Are Dormitories Needed ?
President MacKenzie has recently stated that the building of
dormitories at the University
would be one of the first undertakings in the proposed enlargement at U.B.C. Some people
question the wisdom of such a decision in view of the fact that
there is such an urgent need for
the immediate establishment of
several additional faculties. It is
the purpose of this note to endorse the President's decision and
to indicate why, in the writer's
opinion, it is most appropriate.
In a truly democratic society it
is the duty of a Provincial University not only to train men and
women to become proficient in
the various arts and sciences, but
also to educate them in the responsibilities of citizenship in a
self-governing society. It is true
that the student may be told of
these responsibilities in the class
room but he may have little or no
opportunity in the ordinary course
of university work of becoming
proficient in the performance of
them. The primary value of dormitory life is to give the student
this opportunity. It offers a phase
of education that cannot be given
by any other means at a univer
sity. It may bo argued that fraternities and sororities adequately
serve this purpose, but to my
mind they fall short of the mark
in a very fundamental particular.
When a student lives in a univer-
Dr. McLarty is in charge of the
Dominion Laboratory of Plant
Pathology, at Summerland, B. C.
His work there has done much to
aid the fruit-growers of the Okan-
agan Valley.
sitv dormitory, he does sc
own choice and is at once recognized as a commoner among his
fellows. He becomes a member
of a student organization which
is, to all intents and purposes,
self-governing, and learns with
surprising rapidity and thoroughness, in fact with all the speed
that a vigorous young body of
students can muster, the responsibilities and privileges of a democratic form of government. Membership in a fraternity or sorority
is, on the other hand, dependent
upon an invitation, and because
of this the student automatically
becomes a member of a select
group. Herein lies their weakness, for there is great danger
that there will develop in the
mind of the student a belief in the
virtue of a "Herrenvolk."
Dormitory life must, of course,
be properly organized if it is to
contribute to the education of the
student as it should.    While the
general rules ' covering conduct,
procedure, and activity are the
responsibility of the President
and his Faculty, the implementation of them should be the responsibility of the students themselves. It is in this process of
self-government that the student
learns so well the duties and responsibilities he must accept if he
is to take fully his place in society
when university days are over.
There are, of course, many
other features of dormitory life to
recommend it. Parents living out
side the city can be assured that
all the "outside" activities of their
children will be under the supervision of a responsible body, i.e.,
the student organization of the
particular dormitory in which he
will live. Parents living in the
city will find that in most cases
their children will be more contented to "live in" than "live out,"
and will observe with much satisfaction, their development toward
self-responsible manhood and womanhood. For the students themselves, there will be the development of life-long friendships and
a thorough understanding of the
virtue and value of team play in
tackling the problems of life
Dormitory life is essential to a
fully rounded out University-
training and the President is to
be highly commended in making
provision for it.
Under the University Act. Senate consists of
thirty-six members as follows:
(a) The Chancellor and the President of the University.
(b) The Deans and two professors of each of the
faculties elected by members of the faculties.
(c) Three members appointed  by the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council.
(d) The principals of the Normal Schools.
(e) One member elected by the high school principals and their assistants.
(f) One member elected by each of the affiliated
(g) One   member   elected   by   British    Columbia
Teachers' Federation, and
(h)  Fifteen  members  elected  by  Convocation.
It is obvious from the foregoing that when additional faculty members are elected to Senate by
Convocation the result is a preponderance of academic representation. No doubt this was beneficial
during the formative years of the University but the
time has come when greater representation outside
of academic circles is required to express the views
and the needs of the general public.
Under the University Act, Senate may elect
three members, not employed by the Department of
Education, to the Board of Governors. If members of
Senate elected by Convocation are all non-academic,
there will be a wider range of choice for election to
the Board of Governors.
For these reasons the three faculty members who
were elected by Convocation at the last election have
been omitted from the list of candidates appearing
elsewhere in this issue. Your executive is certain
that the members of faculty affected will understand
and appreciate the motive behind their exclusion
and will be the first to approve it. The past services
of Dean Mawdsley and Doctors Sedgewick and
Warren are greatly appreciated by every member
of Convocation and it is hoped that Senate will continue to have the benefit of their experience through
election by their respective faculties.
Once again the triennial election to the Senate
of the University has come around and we of Convocation are faced with the responsibility of electing
to Senate fifteen of our members to serve for the
next three very crucial years. The Alumni Association believes that the next three years may well
be as important to the future of our University as
any previous period in its history. Because of this,
the nomination of 15 candidates, endorsed by the
Executive of your Association, has been a matter"
which has required exhaustive deliberation and discussion. In the selection of these candidates (whose
names appear below), your Executive has been
guided by the following considerations:
(a) The new Chancellor and President, building
upon the foundations previously laid, have in the
space of eight or ten months brought about a re-
We print herewith a report by the Special Committee set up to prepare nominations for the coming election of Convocation's fifteen representatives to the
Senate of the University.   The Committee consisted of:
Ben K. Farrar, Chairman; Dorothy Myers, Lyle A.
Swain, P. R. Brissenden, R. D. Jordan Guy, and H. S.
markable transformation in policy and public relations. The new spirit of goodwill that permeates
the University extends far beyond, even into the
Legislative Chamber of this Province, has not come
about by accident. It is largely the result of the
combined ability and effort of two senior University
officials who possess a fundamentally sound knowledge of University problems, and a correct approach
to the question of the proper place that our University should occupy in the life of the province. The
plans now under way for post-war expansion, including increased building accommodation, additional faculties and departments, that have secured Legislative and public endorsation are evidence of the
sound tactics that have been employed. Your execu
tive believes that Senate, as a policy-making body,
should contain members elected from Convocation
who are aggressive and progressive in their attitudes towards our University and able to initiate
and develop forward looking policies in keeping
with the vitality and vision of the President and
the Chancellor.
(b) The need for proper geographical representation to ensure that Senate include members from
important sections of the province in order that its
policies may reflect opinion truly representative of
the entire province. In this connection the Victoria.
Trail and South Okanagan branches of our Association sent in nominations for their districts that
have proved of great assistance to your executive
in arriving at a representative list of candidates.
(c) The desirability of electing to Senate members of Convocation drawn from all the important
vocations and professions in the province, such as
Mining, Commerce, Medicine, Social Service and so
forth. In this way. your executive feels that the
deliberations of Senate will more accurately reflect
the over-all social, cultural and economic activities
of the province. This should assist in the formation
of policies designed to maintain an equitable balance
between the various needs and demands of the interested groups, having regard, of course, to the
greater importance in the public interest of some as
against others which will inevitably occur from time
to time.
In view of the above, our list of nominees is as
Beckett, Mrs. Isabella E. Arthur. B.A. (Brit.
Col.) 1933; B.L.Sc (McGill) 1934. Staff, Fraser
Valley Union Library, 1934-36. Osgoode Hall (Toronto) 1936-39; Barrister and Solicitor of the B. C.
Bar, 1940.
Musical Society; Class Executive; Secretary,
Alumni Association, 1940-42.
The Graduate Chronicle Juvenile Court Worker, Children's Aid Society
of Vancouver.
Creighton, Mrs. Sally Murphy. B.A. (Brit. Col.)
1923; M.A. (Toronto) 1924. Member of the University Senate, 1942-1945. Assistant in English, the
University of British Columbia, 1924-1927. Assistant in English and Lecturer, Department of University Extension, University of Toronto, 1928-
1937. Literature Division, Bemmington College,
Bemmington, Vermont, 1937-1938. Lecturer, Department of University Extension, the University
of British Columbia, 1938-1941. Member, Advisory
Board of Provincial Industrial Schools since 1940.
Member, Speakers' Committees, Canadian Red
Cross, Vancouver Branch, and Women's Voluntary
Services. Publicity Secretary, Community Chest of
Greater Vancouver, 1944. Author, book reviews,
articles, radio scripts.
Housewife, Vancouver.
Currie, Lyall. Residence : Cloverdale, B. C. Degree : Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 1930." Occupation : Farmer. Public offices held: Four years
a member of Surrey Municipal Council, three years
of which chairman of the finance committee. Director of the Surrey Farmers' Co-operative. Director
of the B. C. section of the Co-operative Union of
Canada. Member of the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee of the "British Columbia Industrial and Scientific Research Council."
Fahrni, Mrs. Mildred Osterhout. B.A. (U.B.C.)
1923, M.A. (U.B.C.) 1924. Certificate, Social Economy and Social Research, Bryn Mawr, 1931. 1924-
1945 Professional and voluntary work in fields of
education, and social work, chiefly in B. C. Executive in Women's International League for Peace and
other international organizations. Member Vancouver School Board.    Correspondent, Vancouver.
Vancouver address, 1729 Pendrell Street.
Farrar, Ben. B.A.Sc. 1927. From graduation
till fall of 1944 with Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company as Assayer, Chief Chemist, Chemical
and Fertilizer Department, and Chief Research Analyst. Now Research Chemist with B. C. I. & S. R.
C. President, West Kootenay Branch of U.B.C.
Alumni, 1937-1941.
Grauer, Albert Edward Dal, Esq. B.A. (Brit.
Col.) 1925; B. C. (Juris) (Oxford) 1930; Ph.D.
(Calif.) 1929. Barrister and Solicitor in the British
Columbia Bar, 1931. Member of the Senate, University of Toronto, 1937-1939. Formerly Professor
of Social Science and Head of the Department, University of Toronto. Expert to the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations,  1937-1939.
On executive of various business and public organizations. Formerly President of the Literary
and Scientific Department and of the Alma Mater
Director and Executive Vice-President, British
Columbia Power Corporation Limited; Chairman,
Board of Directors and Executive Vice-President,
British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited, Vancouver.
Chairman, Civic Bureau, Vancouver Board of
Trade. Member of the Council, Vancouver Board
of Trade. Member of the Post-war Planning Committee, Vancouver Board of Trade. Chairman of
the B. C. Advisory Committee to the United Nations
Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Chairman of the Vancouver Branch. Canadian Institute
of International Affairs. Director, Vancouver Symphony Society. Director. Vancouver General Hospital. Member of Advisory Board, Community
Chest of Greater Vancouver.
Lett, Sherwood, Esq., D.S.O., M.C., E.D. B.A.
(Brit. Col.) 1916; B.A. (Juris) (Oxford) 1922. Member of the University Senate 1924-1942. Member
of the University Board of Governors 1935-1940.
Formerly President Alumni Association (3 terms).
Formerly President of the Alma Mater Society.
Member of the law firm of Davis, Hossie, Lett,
Marshall and McLorg. Brigadier in command of a
Canadian infantry brigade at Dieppe, 1942, and Normandy, 1944. Deputy Chief of the General Staff,
Ottawa, 1943.
Logan, Harry T., Esq., M.C. B.A. (McGill)
1908; B.A. (Oxford) 1911; M.A. (Oxford) 1919.
Member of the University Senate 1930-1942. Formerly Professor of Classics, The University of British Columbia. Member, Provincial Canteen Fund
Board of Trustees. Member of Board of Governors,
Principal, Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm
School, Duncan.
Lord, Arthur Edward, Esq. B.A. (Brit. Col.) 1921.
Member of the University Senate 1924-1942. President Men's Athletic Society 1915-1916, 1918-1919.
President, Alma Mater Society 1920-1921. Former
President Alumni  Association.
City Solicitor, Vancouver.
Palmer, Richard Claxton. B.S.A.. U.B.C, 1921.
M.S.A., U.B.C, 1922. Born in Victoria—resident in
Summerland since 1919 when he came here as a
student assistant. After graduation became the first
Assistant Superintendent at the Summerland Experimental Station and in 1932 became Superintendent. He is also at present a member of the B. C.
Industrial and Scientific Research Council.
At U.B.C. as an undergraduate he was a member
of the University Player's Club, in his final year
was Circulation Manager of the "Ubyssey." At
graduation he was the first gold medalist in the
Faculty of Agriculture.
In 1931-32—was on an exchange of staffs between the Summerland Experimental Station and
East Mailing Research Station in the South of England.
Robinson, Bruce. Residence in Vancouver since
1919; at present residing at Caulfield, B. C.
B.A. and B.A.Sc. Chemical Engineer, 1936,
(Brit. Col.)—formerly Vice-President Science Men's
Undergraduate Society; President of Graduating
Classes of '36, and formerly Treasurer, Vice-President and President for two terms of U.B.C. Alumni
Association. Affiliated with Association of Professional Engineers of B. C, Chemical Institute of
Canada, Canadian Institute of Chemistry, Vancouver Junior Board of Trade, Y.M.C.A. Public Affairs
Institute and Vancouver Photographic Society.
Appointment with Empress Manufacturing Co.
Ltd. of Vancouver as Chemist in 1936; Plant Superintendent," 1939 and in 1943 to General Superintendent.
Schultz, Charles D. B.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) 1931.
President   Men's   Athletic   Society   1930-31.    Vice-
Aprtl, 1945 President British Columbia Branch Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, 1932. Formerly engaged in
small branches of timber industry from logging to
mills. Member B. C. Forestry Service. B. C. Timber Commissioner to British West Indies. Lieutenant R.C.A., September, 1939—September, 1940.
Member of Council, Vancouver Section, Canadian
Society of Forest Engineers. Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia and other scientific societies.
Consulting Forester and Forest Engineer, Vancouver.
Frank Turnbull. B.A., University of British
Columbia, 1923. M.D., University of Toronto, 1928.
Dipl. Amer. Bd. Neursosurg., 1939.
Neurosurgeon, Vancouver General Hospital.
Chief of Staff, Combined Services Neurosurgical
Center, Shaughnessy Hospital. Vice-President, Vancouver Medical Association, 1944-1945.
Walker, John F. B.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) 1922; Ph.
D. (Princeton) 1924. Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy—Councillor 1935-
1940, Vice-President 1941-1943. Member of the
American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical
Engineers, and Society of Economic Geologists.
Member of various mining committees in connection with the war effort and rehabilitation. Member
of the Board of Management, Industrial and Scientific Research Council of British Columbia, 1944-
1945. Member of the University Senate, 1939-1942.
Member of the University Board of Governors,
1943-1945. Numerous publications in the field of
Wright, C. H. B.Sc. (Brit. Col. )1917; M.Sc.
(Brit. Col.) 1919; Ph.D. (McGill) 1921; Ramsay
Memorial Fellowship for Canada, London, 1921-
1922. Chemical Engineer, Arthur D. Little Co.,
Cambridge, Mass., 1923. Lecturer in Chemistry, the
University of British Columbia, 1924-1925. Formerly President of Science Men's Undergraduate Society and of Alma Mater Society. Member, Association of Professional Engineers of B. C, Canadian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and American
Chemical Society. Fellow, Canadian Institute of
Chemistry. Member of the University Senate,
Chemical Engineer, The Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company of Canada, Limited, Trail,
B. C, 1925 to date.
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Florence Trimble Jamieson,
Arts '40, to Lynn Kyle Sully, Aggie '44, on July 15, 1944.
Norma Kathleen Drysdale, 43,
to Chief Officer Phillip Teasdale
Green at Vancouver, March 3,
Gladys Marion Melish, '44, to
Paul Leslie Hammond, Agriculture '44, at Vancouver, March 6.
Ruth Watson Millar to F.O.
John Rowan Walker at Vancouver, March 9th.
Jean Clair Struther to Captain
Alan Dean, at Vancouver, March
9th. Captain Dean was wounded
at Caen during the invasion of
Betty Doreen Bolduc, 541, to
Raymond Russell Taylor, at Vancouver, March 31.
Laura Beth Cocking to Sgt.
James Gordon Hall, C.D.C., at
Vancouver, December 24.
Margaret Gwendolyn Gibbs,
'43, of Victoria, to Douglas Andrew Haggart, '43, at Victoria,
December 24.
Laura Jean Mcintosh to John
C. A. Sibley, at Kingston, December 23.
Jean Fisher to Lt. Peter McTavish, R.C.N.V.R., B.Comm. '41,
at Seattle, February 8.
Wren Elizabeth A. Muir to
Lt. Thomas Watson Meredith, at
Vancouver, December 29, 1944.
Margaret Ruth Large to Lt.
Stuart Jagger, '39, R.C.N.V.R., at
Toronto, in March.
Margaret Buller, '43, to Lt. Ar
thur Stephen Rendell, R.C.N.V.
R., at Vancouver in April.
Patricia Ceceilia White of London, England, to Lt. Oliver W.
Anderson, in Toronto, in April.
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J. Spencer Clark
Arts '39
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The Graduate Chronicle Remember!
There are some positions that afford more opportunity to make friends and develop intimate contacts than others. Mine has been such a position.
As a result I feel a tremendous debt of gratitude to
all those men who have made my life at the University a continuous round of laughter, "bull sessions,"
thrills, and work that has been just plain fun. My
only regret is that with all this good fellowship with
hundreds of undergraduates, is the knowledge that
so many of them have given up their lives in their
fight to make the athletic fields the only acceptable
battle field. The daily casualty list in the local
newspaper far too often seems like a list of good
Arriving home from a late session on the campus
the other evening, I dipped into the paper before
popping into bed early to see accounts of the passing of Harry Laroude and Roy Maconachie. La-
roude, although not a "Tarzan," knew where the
gymnasium was and always was enthusiastic in
anything required of him. Maconachie appeared
back on the campus as a graduate and took the
science English Rugby team in hand and developed
it so rapidly that it had to leave the campus and
enter a city league for proper competition. Such
men cannot be replaced.
Many of the most cherished memories center
around men who are not coming back to talk over
old times. Most of these are war casualties. Do
you remember: Art Willoughby's shot in the 1937
Dominion Basketball Playoff that hung in the air
after the closing gun only to continue on and drop
through the hoop for a basket which brought victory by one point? Or Andy Lang saying "Shucks,
I'm no backfielder," as he scampered Hghtly behind
such blockers as Fred Smith, Stradiotti and Harmer.
Or the time Mattu worked so hard on defence in
football practice that Jim Harmer had to be asked
to exert himself on a block and Mattu picked himself up in the apple orchard somewhere west of the
old soccer field? Or the third game in the Provincial Basketball playdowns in Victoria when the half-
time score was Pringle 9—Dominoes 9? Or the
third game in the '41 Dominion Basketball finals
when Pat Flynn was asked to score a few points
as evidence that he could be an offensive center and
returned to the dressing room at half-time with 20
points and asked if that was good enough? When
told it was, he returned to the floor the second half
and didn't score a point while he had the time of
his life "feeding" the rest of the team. Or the basketball game with the Seattle Savage team, quarter
finalist in the U.S. National A.A.U. championship,
when Pedlow refused to allow their 6-foot 5 inch
centre and two 6-foot 4-inch forwards to recover
any defensive rebounds? Or the time Bill Swan
went reluctantly on the floor to score 10 points in
90 seconds against the old Province team? Or the
1939 December English rugby game when Howie
Mr. Van Vliet, M.S., is the Assistant Director of
Physical Education at the University. As such he has
long been the friend and associate of a majority of the
men students. His popularity with the whole student
body and his great success with University teams and
athletics have made him one of the most important
parts of University life.
McPhee caught the Calif, "hotshot" on the ten-yard
line when he was 20 yards in the clear? Or in the
same game when Howie on two separate occasions
forced each man in the opponent's three-line to pass
the ball and finally tackled the wing men? Or when
Stradiotti was told that the Alberta team thought
he was rather weak for such a big fellow (he had
been in bed with the 'flu and a temperature of 104
degrees the day before the game in Edmonton) and
made them wonder if their lives were in danger or
if he was just playing for fun when he all but
wrecked their team in Vancouver? How we all
loved that man, and I mean MAN. Or the times
Barney Boe piled out of bed at 5.00 a.m. to come to
morning football practices on the campus? I've
almost forgotten such enthusiasm.
Soon, and we all hope it is very soon, some of
the gang will be coming home to stay. Amongst
those boys will be two men, who, on the opening
kick-off in Saskatoon broke the safety man's leg in
two places. Whereupon they helped him off the
field and all three met together the following year
and became fast friends. These two men were F/L
Ralph Henderson, interned for three and a half
years in Germany and S/L Fred Smith, D.F.C.
Ralph was also a member of the '37 Domino Championship basketball team and Fred was a Rep. five-
eighths iii English Rugby. No wonder We are winning this war.
These agre just a few of the many good "guys"
and a few memorable occasions that come to mind.
It doesn't begin to cover a fraction of the number
that should be mentioned. If you would like to plan
a good time, imagine, if you will, one of the clubs
in town housing a small get-together after the war
of such men as Fred Joplin, Ernie Teagle, Johnnie
Pearson, Brud Mathison, Ralph Henderson, Dick
Dowery, Fred Smith, Tom Williams, Art Barton,
Brian Martin, Bert Horwood, Johnny Bird, Strat
Legget, Al Gardiner, etc. Wow, I guess we had
better start getting into "shape."
All of this makes me think of the expression we
hear so much these days, '"I wonder what we are
going to do with all the service men when they return ?" For my money, knowing some of the boys
that are doing their bit, it will be, "What are the
boys going to do with Canada when they begin to
dig into civil life?" Let's not sell our UNIVERSITY men short. They have always been good
fighters, they are going through a tough fight now
and they will be just as determined to make good
when they come home. We needn't worry about
THESE men. Just get ready to drive ourselves to
try and keep abreast of their efforts when they get
back into a peacetime civilian "harness."
April, 1945
11 cX
Widnell Dimsdale Knott, Operations Analyst, Second Air
Force, U.S.A. Killed in service
September 3, 1944, in a bomber
crash at Niagara Falls. Received
B.A. 1928; M.A. Stanford 1932;
Ph.D. Columbia 1939. For a number of years he was Associate
Supervisor of Finance, New York
State Education Department, Albany, New York. He was on leave
to the War Department.
Captain Frank Ladner — Received Military Cross in Italy,
Major David Vaughan Pugh—
Severely wounded in February,
1945. Now in hospital in England. An officer of Ihe Canadian
Scottish, he took part in the Battle
for the Leopold Canal last October. He graduated from U.B.C.
and Osgoode Hall, Toronto, and
was engaged in law practice in
Vancouver before going overseas
with the Seaforths early in the
Captain Henry Herbert Griffin
— Was awarded the Military
Cross, December, 1944. Captain
Griffin was born in China and
practised law in Vancouver before
enlisting in 1939. His citation
read in part:
"On September 10, 1944, the
forward company of an infantry
regiment was holding a bridgehead across the Vaardeken Canal
west of Bruges against heavy
enemy opposition. Capt. Griffin
was forward  observation  officer.
We print herewith a further list
of former students who have become
casualties or who have received decorations. The Clyronicle wishes to
stress that IT CANNOT VOUCH
LIST. The information is obtained
from newspapers and readers. We
would appreciate any further information our readers may care to submit.
During the course of heavy fighting and constant counterattacks
by the enemy, Major C. K. Crum-
mer, another company commander, was wounded. Capt. Griffin
immediately took control of the
situation and in addition to bringing down and controlling most
effective artillery fire, organized
the company in beating off a
counter-attack  with  considerable
loss to the enemy. When not actually engaged in controlling the
fire of his regiment, Capt. Griffin
continually encouraged the men
and personally took part in the
fight when the enemy had penetrated to within 25 yards of his
position. By his cool leadership
under fire, Capt. Griffin was an inspiration to all ranks and his
prompt action in taking control of
ahe company steadied the situation at the particularly critical
time   and   prevented   an   enemy
break-through which would have
rendered the battalion position almost untenable. His action was a
predominant factor in the success
of the day."
Fit. Lt. John Patrick Flynn—
Presumed    dead,    February.    See
"Chronicle" for January.
Supervisor Elphinstone Mather
Russell, Y.M.C.A. Wounded February. B.A. '33. M.A. '38. Was
practising law in Vancouver.
F/O David William Dale—Reported missing January 5. Reported prisoner of war February
3. He is a well-known Vancouver
The Graduate Chronicle 1943. Before leaving he was employed by a firm of chartered accountants in Vancouver.
Capt. Robt. J. Waldie — Mentioned in dispatches. Was R.S.M.
in the C.O.T.C.    Delta Upsilon.
W/O Roderick McMillan, R.C.
A.F.—Presumed dead, February,
1945. Missing on active service
since June, 1944. At University
he was a well-known soccer
P/O Donald Mathew Robson,
R.C.A.F. — Presumed dead, February, 1945. Reported missing on
May 25, 1944. He left University
at 18 to join the Air Force.
Sqdn. Leader A. H. Sager, D.
F.C.—Has taken part in train-
busting activities on the Western
front. He is a former reporter
on the London "Daily Mail," Arts
Lieutenant Lyman Cyrus Day-
Smith—Killed in action with the
Seaforths in Italy, December 16.
Commerce '40. Was active in athletics.   He went overseas in June,
Lt. Thomas Ellis Ladner, R.C.
N. — Awarded D.S.C, January,
1945. Three times mentioned in
dispatches. B.A. '37. Osgoode
Hall, '40.
Sqdn. Leader Victor G.Motherwell — Awarded D.F.C. in January.   Was a second year student.
Lt.   Austin   Francis   Frith   —
Wounded January 19 for second
time. In action with the Loyal
Edmonton Regiment in Italy.
Arts '42. Held a commission in
the U.B.C. C.O.T.C. Active in
football, hockey and boxing.
Chief Yeoman of Signals Thomas H. H. Goldsmith, R.C.N.—Reported dead January 26, after being reported missing on H.M.C.S.
F/O Quan Jil Louie—Missing
on active service overseas February. Third Year Commerce. Big
Block winner in soccer. Overseas
Pete. Andrew Ian Wark Mackenzie—Wounded January 21 in
Italy. Had completed first year
Lt. David Morrow, R.C.N.V.R.
— Presumed dead, February 27.
He was on board H.M.C.S. "Shaw-
inigan, lost in November. See
"Chronicle," January, 1945.
April,  1945
13 P/O J. Arthur McKim, missing
since June, 1944, believed buried
in Germany. Formerly with the
A.M.S. office.
Fit. Lt. Murray R. McQuillan
—Missing after air operations.
Lt. Peter Hamilton, R.C.N.V.
R.—Presumed dead, January 3.
He was on the H.M.C.S. "Alber-
ni," lost in August. See "Chronicle," January, 1945.
Capt. William H. Quirk Cameron, R.C.A. — Badly wounded on
service in Germany, March, 1945.
B.A. '33. President of Players'
Club and associated with Zeta
Psi. He later went to University
College, Oxford, where he won a
prize for general proficiency in
jurisprudence. He was also active
in rowing. He returned to Vancouver to practise law. In 1942,
he joined the active army and
went overseas in June, 1943.
F/O Andrew M. Lang — Re
ported missing February 21. At
University he was active in football.
Lieut.-Col.  John  U.   Coleman,
R.C.A.M.C. — Recently promoted
from rank of major on service in
Italy. He formerly practised medicine at Duncan.
Lt. Walter Douglas Elsdon 	
Slightly wounded December 17
in Italy. Was a third year Arts
student. Kappa Sigma. Went
overseas in March, 1943.
Fit. Lt. Walter Louis Fricker—
Reported missing December 28,
1944. He was enrolled in Agriculture.
Fit. Lt. R. A. Haywood—Killed
in action March 13. Was in third
year Commerce when he joined
up. He shot down a Messer-
schmidt 109 in June last vear.
Lt. John Walter Young—B.A.
Sc. '39. Awarded Military Cross
in February.
F/O Harry Demerse Laronde	
Killed March 8.   B.A. Honors, '41.
Capt. Sydney J. Wallace — Received M.B.E., March, 1945. B.A.
Sc. Before enlisting in 1941 he
was an electrical engineer with
the American Can Company. He
has also received a certificate from
Field Marshal Montgomery for
devotion to duty during the Normandy campaign.
Cpl. Morgan Rex Porter—U.S.
1st Army. Killed in Belgium.
Had completed three years in Agriculture. Saw service in North
Africa and Sicily.
The Graduate Chronicle Lt. Donald Neville Fergusson
—Killed in action February 2 in
Holland with the Canadian Scottish. B.S.A. '42. Beta Theta Pi
and C.O.T.C. Went overseas in
June, 1943.
Lieut. Alexander Knox Paton—
Awarded M.C., March, 1945. For
gallant action at Totes Village,
Belgium, where, though outnumbered three to one, he held the
enemy forces off until help arrived, without thought for himself.
W/O Alastair J. Young—Presumed dead, January. Kappa Sigma. Missing after a Berlin raid in
March, 1944.
P/O Maurice Coupland Lator-
nell — Presumed dead, January.
Arts '38. Taught school in Nelson. Enlisted in 1942. Reported
missing March, 1944.
F/O Garfield Wallace Cross —
Missing in air operations over
Germany, January 9. Reported
prisoner of war.
Fit. Lt. Gordon L. Heron —
Awarded D.F.C. B.Comm. '38.
He has had 34 operational flights
with the Snowy Owl Squadron.
Returned home in January.
Lt. Lloyd Hobden — Wounded
in Germany, February 18. Formerly attended university in Paris
on scholarship. Overseas in January, 1943.
.   Fit.   Lt.   H.   P.   Woodruff —
Awarded D.F.C.   Returned home
Arthur Physic obtained his Air
Force Commission recently. He
has received his Air Force discharge and is to do Army Social
Service work at Gordon Head.
Squadron Leader W. C. "Bill"
Gibson has recently spent a few
weeks in California on R.C.A.F.
Frank Wilson, M.A. '36, Teacher Training, 1929-30, former principal of Mission High School, has
been admitted to the B. C. Bar
and is in practice at Chilliwack.
S. Thomas Parker, Arts '31. (M.
A. 1934). Assistant Professor of
Mathematics in the engineering
school of the University of Louisville. ■ Married, with two boys.
Badminton singles and men's
doubles champ of Louisville and
district. Very home sick for U.
B.C. and Vancouver.
G. C. Webber is Assistant Professor at University of Delaware,
Newark, Del. (For further confirmation check with Prof. Dave
Murdoch at U.B.C.)
April, 1945
15 ... <^dv[£teacj£ from ITALY...
HO. 1 Sdn Armd Bde.
4 Jan 45.
University of British Columbia,
British Columbia,
Dear Mr. President:
During the period my Brigade
was operating in the vicinity of
Florence I arranged for a series
of lectures to be given by English
speaking Professors of the University of Florence to those of my
personnel who could get away:
Each course was of three days'
duration and lectures dealt with
the history and culture of Italy
with particular reference to Flor-"
ence. Two courses were given
each week and the series ran for
five weeks.
Since both English and American army authorities were in competition with us for this course
and we won out, we regarded it
as rather a feather in our caps
and were even egotistical enough
to feel that we had represented
Canada elsewhere than on the
field of battle in a c'ommendable
I certainly feel that in various
sections of Italy, Italians are
thinking more of Canada than
they have done before as a result
of meeting the magnificent body
of officers and men who represent
her in this theatre. I could not
attend more than two of the lectures in one of the courses but
these were certainly outstanding.
Reports from both officers and O.
R.'s who attended all lectures
were most enthusiastic.
As some slight repayment for
their kindness I and a few of my
senior officers gave a dinner for
the President of the University,
the members of his Faculty who
had given the lectures, and their
wives. At this dinner I took the
liberty of conveying to the President of the University of Florence
your greetings and those of the
University of British Columbia.
He has now written a letter addressed to you which I am enclosing. Unfortunately, he does
not speak  English  but  I  should
Brigadier William "Bill" Murphy is one of the University s better
known graduates. Prior to the War,
Brigadier Murphy was in law practice in Vancouver. In the following
letters he shows that he has not forgotten his Alma Mater.
imagine that obtaining a translation will present no difficulties.
Should you wish to reply may I
suggest that you forward me the
letter and I will see that it reaches him. The civil mail is probably not operating here.
My best wishes to you and the
University and I would appreciate
it if you would convey my greeting to those members of the Faculty who may remember me.
Brigadier W. C. Murphv,
D.S.O., E.D.,
Comd, 1 Cdn Armd Bde,
December 27, 1944.
Seal of the
University of Florence
The Rector.
Dear Mr. President:
The University of Florence,
which for the last three months—
although still very near the battle-
line—has been able to resume its
studies with the regaining of freedom, has been happy and proud
to be able to open its class-rooms
to the soldiers of the Canadian
Army operating in Italy who have
shown a desire to acquaint themselves, during their rest-periods,
with the higher Italian culture.
With this end in view we have
ben carrying on for many weeks
in this University special courses
of lectures, delivered in the English language by Italian professors, which are attended with satisfaction by an appreciative audience of Canadian students who
are resting in our city from their
At the close of the first cycle of
these courses, Brigadier William
Murphy was kind enough to bring
together at his headquarters,
along with his own officers, the
Italian professors who are giving
these lectures; and on this occasion, in his capacity as a graduate
of the University of British Columbia, he transmitted to me, in
its name, greetings and best
wishes for our Florentine University.
This message of friendship,
brought to us by a brave fighting
man, who, studying law in your
free Canadian University, has
learned to love that liberty for
which he is fighting today, was
received with heartfelt gratitude
by our University ,in whose name
I in return send to you, Mr. President, and to the University which
you administer, the assurance of
our most cordial comradeship in
the fellowship of learning.
Having survived, after cruel
trials, a period of mistakes and delusions, Italy has found again, in
keeping with her past, the paths
of liberty and honor; and her
sons — prominent among whom
are our students—are fighting today for civilization at the side of
the Allies. But, even apart from
this newly-recovered brotherhood
in arms, there exists between the
Italian people and the peoples of
the whole free world a common
heritage of humanistic culture
and ideals, of which the universities can be the most authoritative
custodians. In sending you. Mr.
President, our greetings, I beg to
express the hope that the University of Florence may become,
after victory is won, a centre of
cultural relations and of friendly
understanding between the Italian
people and the people of Canada,
• a great free country in which the
highest charateristics of two great
civilizations, the American and
the European, meet and blend in
a remarkable manner.
With this wish and this hope, I
beg you to accept, Mr. President,
the assurance of my warmest regards.
The Graduate Chronicle The Vision for MEDICINE at the U. B. C.
Just fifty years ago a medical school was started
in Baltimore which was destined to change the
course of medical education and medical research in
America for generations to come. The trustees of
the Johns Hopkins Medical School were hard-
headed laymen who were determined that the school
to be established under their guidance should not
be "just another medical school."
Accordingly they appointed one of the chief
medical investigators of the U.S. Army (John Shaw
Billings) to survey medical education in the United
States, Great Britain and Europe and to recommend
in what particular way Johns Hopkins Medical
School could do a job in medical education in the
U.S.A. which needed doing and was not then being
The results of this survey as embodied in the
new medical school are too well known throughout
the world to require recapitulation here. Suffice it
to say that as a result of this survey, medical education in Canada and the States was put on an extremely high university level; and medical research,
especially clinical research, became the rightful
concern and endeavor of every medical school
worthy the name.
The entrance standards set were high: a Bachelor of Arts Degree and two foreign languages. As
the great Canadian, William Osier, said at the time,
it was a good thing he got into Johns Hopkins as a
professor, he never would have as a student. Even
the professors had to pass one examination, i.e.,
they had to be under the age of forty.
Today, U.B.C. is starting on what will probably
be Canada's last medical school for the next fifty
years. Should we not, at this critical period in the
history of medical care, research and advancement,
take stock of the things that are truly worthwhile
in medical teaching methods, and implement those
in our new school?
In no other science has tradition weighed more
heavily than in medicine, and yet the present costly
war has focused our attention on the absolute necessity of new methods of treatment, research and
During the recent war years it has been apparent
that the people of Canada are capable of doing many
things directed towards the successful winning of
the war. In other words, these efforts which have
been directed without stint, have been motivated by
the fundamental desire to continue to live under
their own government, and perhaps just the funda
mental desire to simply live.
Now that we will soon be facing a period of
peace, our main efforts will be directed towards
better living conditions, the primary one of which
is the maintenance of the good health of every citizen of the Dominion of Canada.
The main desire of everyone of us is that of acquiring and maintaining good health, for good
health is the basic prerequisite for efficient and satisfactory work, as well as enjoyment of our leisure
time.    Good health is the prime interest of every
Canadian citizen, and this is evidenced by the interest in and consideration of health insurance
However, health insurance measures cannot succeed unless there are adequate medical facilities of
both personnel and clinics for administration to
medical and surgical requirements of the populace.
It is quite apparent from recent surveys' that
there are insufficient medical personnel in the Dominion of Canada to adequately care for each and
every Canadian. Following from that, it can be
concluded that there are not adequate institutional,
clinical and other material facilities adequately distributed in all communities of the country for the
purpose of servicing every citizen.
Paralleling our all-out effort in application of our
financial resources and manpower to the war effort,
it would be a vision fulfilled to see the same full
scale application of our financial resources and available trained personnel towards the furtherance and
maintenance of good health standards and services
for everyr Canadian citizen.
Such a vision would include expansion of all
medical schools so that an adequate number of medical personnel would be available to meet our needs.
Co-ordinated with this, would be a development of
community clinics, hospitals, and similar public institutions to meet the requirements of every man,
woman and child throughout every community of
the country.
Following the old precept that "An ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure," such facilities
should be sufficient to permit frequent periodic
medical checkovers for everyone. Such a program
will fundamentally reduce the amount of care necessary for treatment of many cases which are only
acknowledged now in advance stages of development. This will in turn reduce the burden and cost
of any program of sickness or health insurance.
In establishing a new medical school, it would be
highly desirable to develop this school along a line
in which few, if any other schools in America have
been directing their attention during the past generation. We will assume that one or another of
these medical schools have each in turn been specializing on some particular field of research, method
of teaching, etc.
However, it would appear that there is a great
dirth in the application of medicine to the needs of
the small or large community. It is therefore suggested that the "new medical school of U.B.C. should
be so organized and designed to do research work
as well as practical work in the field of applied medicine. In this respect community clinics, hospitals
and other material requirements, apart from personnel, could be developed and tied into the medical
school and used as training grounds as well as being
of specific service to every community of British
In this way, British Columbia could again take
the lead in making social advances in developing
socialized and applied medicine as a model to be
followed bv the rest of North America.
April, 1945
17 A complete survey of existing medical schools
should be made wherein contacts with world-
famous and progressive organizations such as the
Rockefeler Institute, Millbank Foundation, would
exhibit successful methods of research and of teaching medicine. We would also obtain a criterion of
any unsuccessful methods and procedures. These
two aspects must be fully considered in arriving at
any improvement that it is desired to advance when
organizing the new medical faculty at U.B.C.
It is assumed that fundamentally, we do not wish
to just produce another medical school, but basically
it is our desire to build a school which will lead and
direct the advancement for the next forty or fifty
years of medical science and its application to the
maintenance of the good health of all the province's
Such a survey of institutions and methods would
F/O Maconachie, a Navigator with an R.A.F.
Mosquito Squadron, was killed early in March after
having made some 32 bombing raids with his squadron over Germany.
Roy   was   resident   engineer   for   the   Provincial
Department of Mines at Nelson when he joined the
automatically bring to light a large number of forward thinking young medical men, from whom the
staff of the new medical school could be drawn.
It is of primary importance to gather around a
new school a group of men with the courage and
fortitude to forge ahead with improved methods of
teaching, and particularly the application of medical
science and methods which will bring benefits to
every citizen in British Columbia, whether they reside in a metropolitan area or fifty miles from the
nearest railway or motor highway.
Let us then hope that the medical school to
which U.B.C. and its friends across this continent
have looked forward with such genuine interest over
the years, may be planned on the basis of a thoroughly survey of all worthwhile teaching methods
in use, or about to be used in Canada, the United
States and in Great Britain.
R.C.A.F. He was trained as a Navigator at No. 1
C.N.S., Rivers, Manitoba, and served as an Instructor at No. 4 I.T.S., Edmonton; No. 7 S.F.T.S., McLeod, Alberta, and No. 2 A.O.S., Edmonton. He
was an excellent instductor, but Roy was never content to teach, he wanted to be the man who did the
job. He was posted to O.T.U. Sutnmerside and
went overseas in August, 1944.
F/O Maconachie graduated in Applied Science
in 1934 and received his M.A.Sc. in 1940. While at
U.B.C. he was active in many fields. He was Junior
Member on the Council and President of the Science
Men's Undergrad. He played English Rugby
throughout his four years at Varsity, was a member
of the McKechnie Cup team for several years, a
member of the Big Block, a member of the famous
rugby team that went east in 1932. In his graduate
year he organized a Science Men's rugby team and
coached it through the city league without the loss
of a game. He was a member and one time president of the Phi Kappa Pi Fraternity.
Roy was well known by hundreds of University
grads, mining men, and lads in the R.C.A.F. All
liked and respected him. He was a leader in any
field, highly idealistic, sound in judgment, and determined of purpose. Canada has lost a fine soldier,
the R.C.A.F. a brave officer, B. C. an intelligent and
clever geologist, and those who knew him a valued
and trusted friend. —C. I. TAYLOR, '34.
623 Howe Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Page 18
The Graduate Chronicle Miss Davidson
Dun ton
A Successful Portia of U. B. €.
The CHRONICLE for last
August carried a small item
tucked away among the marriage
notices. It announced the nuptials
of Kathleen Barry Bingay, B.A.,
'33 to Arnold Davidson Dunton of
Montreal in July of 1944. Behind
that small item lies the tale of a
very successful lady graduate of
U.B.C. who has gone far since
leaving the Point Grey campus.
Kathleen Bingay, or Mrs. Davidson Dunton as she is now called,
is a native of this province having
been born in Trail. Her father
was then the Vice-President of
the Consolidating Mining and
Smelting Company. She attended
school at Trail and Vernon and
later came to Vancouver to attend
University. She found that she
was too young to be admitted to
the august institution however so
she spent a short time at the Sacred Heart Convent.
In 1929 she entered U.B.C. as a
freshette at the tender age of 16.
Her tendencies were towards his-
otry and she took many courses
in this department. She also took
part in the normal undergraduate
life of the campus. In 1933 she
received her B.A. degree and ventured forth to see the world.
She did so quite literally for she
next embarked on a European
tour including considerable time
spent in England. Somewhere along the route she developed an
interest in the study of law and on
her return she enrolled in the Law
Faculty of the University of Alberta. At the University she studied largely under the guidance of
the late Dean Weir, brother of Dr.
G. M. Weir of the University of
B. C. She was a brilliant student
as may be gathered from the facts
that in her final year she led her
class and won the graduation
Following graduation, Kathleen
returned to Vancouver and commenced her qualifying period of
articling to a local firm. Office
routine, however, evidently wasn't
for her and she tried her hand at
several things including writing.
Finally in the first year of the
war she took a position with Consolidated in their legal department at Trail. Consolidated was
in a great period of war expansion
and Miss Bingay, or "Doff" as
she is called by her friends, was
very busy.
Trail was not to keep her too
long, however, for she was soon
offered a position in the Legal
Department of the Department of
External Affairs at Ottawa. Her
senior was the Legal Advisor to
the Department, John Read. A
year ago she was named Special
Assistant to the Legal Advisor.
Her position in Ottawa is one of
great importance. She has much
responsibility in one of the most
active departments in Canada's
She helped set up Canada's new
Consular organization. In the
Joint Commission's Consideration
of Osoyoos River case in 1943,
she took a prominent part. She
did much of the preliminary work
in the Columbia River Reference.
The building of the Alaska Highway brought her many legal headaches and she participated in the
legal questions arising out of the
Treaty with China.
There are many other matters
that have been given her attention since she has been in Ottawa.
She is most interested in any legal problems with a constitutional
aspect. In the Department which
is very highly staffed by male
lawyers, she is very well regarded. One might say that she is
one of the leading members of her
sex in Ottawa today.
To get back to that CHRONICLE note of last August, she is
now a married woman. Her husband, Arnold Davidson Dunton
holds the responsible position of
General Manager of the Wartime
Information Board. The family
then is really deeply imbedded in
the workings of present day Ottawa.
Mrs. Dunton has proven that
women can, and do, play a leading
role in the public life of their
country. Her work is of the utmost importance. Indeed it was
recently recognized by a feature
article in one of Canada's leading
weekly publications. Truly this
U.B.C. Portia has proven herself
a success.
April, 1945
Page 19 011 Horizons for the
Mrs. Maclnnis is a, former U.B.C.
student with the class of '25. She
took her degree, however, at the
University of Manitoba. She has
been for a number of years a member of the Legislative Assembly and
is keenly interested in education in
this province. Naturally, the views
expressed herein are those of the
author and are not necessarily subscribed to by the CHRONICLE.
If it is to fulfill its function, a
university must be more than a
collection of well equipped buildings. It must include more than
an extensive library and competent lecturers. In addition, it
must provide a challenging intellectual climate—a climate where
the student is encouraged to question the validity of the ideas and
institutions of the world about
him. More than this: the student
must not rest content with analysis. The challenge of the university must be such as to make him
feel a keen sense of responsibility,
and a resolve to accept his share
in replacing the outworn parts of
the social fabric by others in line
with the demands of the day.
It is precisely because such informed and responsible leadership
has been lacking that anti-social
maniacs like Hitler have been able
to work their will on credulous
millions. To provide useful leadership, the university must recognize that social change is inevitable. The vital question at this
revolutionary moment is: Can it
come by consent?   The university
could do much to make possible
an affirmative answer.
Honesty compels the admission
that our Canadian universities are
far from giving the necessary
kind of leadership. In the physical sciences, yes. But in those
matters affecting the social and
economic problems of our time,
no. There are, of course, notable
exceptions here and there, but in
general a wall of silence guards
any conclusions reached.
To some of us the reasons appear only too tragically obvious.
Instead of being the challenger of
the status quo, the university is
becoming one of its most fervent
defenders. Some of us fear lest
the modern synthesis of town and
gown may mean the complete
transformation of the university
into the leading apologist for
monopoly industry and finance.
Substantial monetary contributions from such sources may help
to build new facilities, but they
rarely fail to exert a powerful influence in favor of the interests
of the donor.
What steps can be taken to ensure wider social horizons for the
university? Here in British Columbia our new President has
done much to emphasize its potential importance to the people
of the province. The five million
dollar grant being voted this year
bv the Legislature for new facul
ties and new buildings will render the university capable of
meeting new needs. The increased
provision for government scholarships will enable more students
to obtain a university education.
When one reflects that, just prior
to the war, 50 per cent of the students at Oxford and Cambridge
were there because of scholarship
assistance, while the comparable
figure for Canadian universities
was 10 per cent, it is very evident
that such action is long overdue
in this province.
Much more needs to be done
before we can ensure a university
education to all who can qualify
on the basis of merit and adaptability. We must broaden our
curricular conceptions, including
our ideas of the qualifications essential for university entrance.
This is not to advocate lowering
standards. But it does mean the
inclusion—at the university level
—of many subjects hitherto considered insufficiently academic.
Other treasured fetishes must follow Greek into the limbo of non-
compulsory requirements.
The geographical broadening
begun by the Department of Uni
versify Extension should be carried forward through the establishment of Junior Colleges in
strategic centres throughout the
province. These colleges would
provide the first two years of university work, including courses
especially suited to the locality
concerned, and would also give
terminal short courses. The many
advantages of such colleges are
evident. A much higher proportion of students would be enabled
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The Graduate Chronicle to advance their knowledge and
get a start with their university
course than is the case at present.
The increasing congestion of
young students in Vancouver
would be avoided. Perhaps most
important of all, the whole local
district would benefit from the
proximity of such an institution
which could be used for many
adult educational activities. Why
should Vancouver—and to a limited   extent,   Victoria — enjoy   a
monopoly in the matter of university facilities?
Broadening interests call for
broadening controls. Today our
university is far too narrowly under the influence of business and
government. A more democratic
board would include wider representation from farm people, industrial workers, the professions and
other sections of the community.
Democracy means "people working together."
Ideas are weapons in the battle
for human freedom — a battle
which is always in the winning. Let the university examine
fearlessly the type of idea best
suited to the work of liberation in
our day. Let it abandon the ivory
tower in favor of the factory, the
field, the office, the home—wherever the people are to be found.
There, and only there can the university give the leadership necessary to achieve new heights of
human greatness.
Annual Reunion in Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada,
March 17, 1945.
Mr. President:
I was glad to get your letter of March 6 with
news of activities at the coast.
I thought that it was a good move to publish a
straight alumni journal and it seemed to me that
the January number was a particularly fine job.
You ask for some details of our annual reunion
which went off in fine style last evening, even if I
as retiring chairman say so. It is a problem of some
magnitude to find accommodation in Ottawa on anything less than six weeks' notice for a gathering of
the size which a U.B.C. reunion now involves.
When we learned of Dr. MacKenzie's plans we were
very fortunate in being able to secure the use of
the Glebe Collegiate Cafeteria and Gym. An entertainment committee consisting of Margot Burgess, Marjorie Findlay, Jim Macdonald, Walter
Barss and Lt. Don Sage was recruited to assist the
executive of myself and Mrs. Betty Stockwell.
Ozzie Durkin handled the publicity and representatives in the various departments and services canvassed the grads.
There are about 250 names on our list of persons
who have been connected in one way or another
with U.B.C. Our advance ticket sale was 173 and
we expected that perhaps 183 might turn out. Actually there were 190 present last evening, which
made a bit of a problem for the caterers.
The tables were decorated with blue streamers
and yellow candles while irises and daffodils gave
added color to the head table. F/O Pat Cowley
Brown, a young Vancouver artist now with the R.
C.A.F. in Ottawa, prepared a striking poster with
a totem pole motif to hang on the wall behind the
head table.
Our New Home
Society Brand Clothes
Among those at the head table were representatives of the three armed services. The complete
head table list was' President N. A. M. MacKenzie;
Prof. F. H. Soward; Col. and Mrs. J. H. Jenkins
(B.Sc. '23) ; Group Capt. and Mrs. Allan Jones (B.
Sc. '28 and Arts '28); Lt. Cdr. J. R. Deane (B.Sc.
'43); Lt. Bunny Pound (Arts '31); Dr. and Mrs.
Cliff. Stockwell (B.Sc. '24 and Arts '30) ; Mrs. Phyllis Turner (Arts '26); Dr. J. D. MacLean; Mr. and
Mrs. Ab. Whitelely (Arts '28).
By a fortunate coincidence, Dr. Gordon Shrum
happened to be in Ottawa and has plane becoming
grounded, he was able to attend the reunion. Mr.
and Mrs. Brodie Gillies '36) came down from Brae-
side to renew old friendships.
The banquet opened by the lighting of candles
on all the tables. After dinner the President gave
a short talk telling of his impressions of the University and t he province, the present problems
which were being met on the campus and something of the larger plans for the future, all of which
was followed with great interest by those present.
The election of officers followed. Don S. Smith
(Arts '31. Sc. '32) was elected chairman of the Ottawa group, while Marjorie Findlay (Arts '39) was
elected secretary. Don Smith (residence 41 Union
Street) is with the National Research Council, while
Marjorie Findlay (residence 210 Somerset Street)
is attached to the Foreign Exchange Control Board.
After the conclusion of the business session the
group moved to the gym, where dancing was enjoyed for the balance of the evening.
Wishing you the best possible success in alumni
British Columbia Branch:
432 Richards Street Vancouver, B. C.
April. 1945
At some universities, dormitories consist of elaborate halls and students live luxuriously. In such
places board rates are as high as $45.00 per month.
At U.B.C, we must make sure that'we get the
greatest accommodation possible for the money expended. The board rate should be as low as possible, around $25.00 per month.
These dormitory buildings could be two-storey,
semi permanent buildings. They could be built in
such a way that there are two students to each
room and laid out so that there are no long noisy
First consideration should be given to making
the building sound-proof and providing opportunities for study. On the main floor there might be a
dining-room run on a cafeteria style, such as the
R.C.A.F. stations run theirs, and where each student serves himself and then returns his dishes. This
dining-room could be used as a study hall in the
evening and should be properly lighted'with modern
fluorescent lighting.
It might be wise to centralize noise centres such
as the washroom and to economize by having rows
of showers, but not bath tubs. The roofs of the
building might be surfaced so that students can take
a blanket and lay out in the sun, as there is such a
deficiency of sunlight in Vancouver.
Dormitory buildings should be situated so that
they will have a pleasant view with ample grounds
around them and if possible near the gymnasium
and tennis courts.
Entry into the dormitories should be on this
basis: he who comes furthest gets first chance; plus
this, all out-of-town freshmen must live in, during
the first year. After that they may live out, and
will have had a chance to get a line on a suitable
place.^ We have got to get the centre of gravity of
U.B.C. life moved out to the campus, and this is the
best way of doing it. If we make the charges right,
there will be a crush to get in.
Furnishings for the dormitories should be standard and there is a chance that we might prevail
upon interested parties in furnishing different rooms
such as had been done at other universities.
Whether for Home or Business Office our
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Mary McLeod, '40, has once more been in the
film news from Hollywood. It was announced in
February that the charming young starlet had been
signed to a new contract with Universal Pictures.
She is next to be seen in Universal's "That's the
Spirit," with Jack Oakie and Peggy Ryan.
Miss McLeod has formerly been an M.G.M.
player where among other films she made "An
American Romance" with Brian Donlevy. She is a
former Vancouver girl and attended school at Kitsilano High. Later she attended the University,
where she was very active in the Players' Club. Before her graduation in 1940, she taught school for a
while at Gilmore Junior High School in Burnaby.
The Graduate Chronicle English Universities and the War
Flying Officer Archie Paton, D.F.C, editor of the
Ubyssey in 1941-42, has arrived back from overseas
and is now taking a course at Patricia Bay, V.I. He
finished his tour of "ops" as a navigator with the famous
"Moose" squadron, and arrived home on November 14,
1944. He married Miss Claudia Matheson, Arts '42,
in December.
F.O. Paton is the elder son of Rev. and Mrs. T. S.
Paton, 257 East Sixtieth. He attended schools in Mission and Chilliwack, and graduated with the class of
Arts ,42, before enlisting. He went overseas in May,
Citation for his D.F.C. reads: "F.O. Paton has taken
part in numerous attacks on major targets in Germany.
When returning from his first operational sortie his aircraft was forced down on the North Sea and it was
some time before a rescue could be effected.
"I Ins harrowing experience, however, did not diminish his enthusiasm for operational flying. An excellent navigator, his outstanding skill and leadership have
done much to increase the operational efficiency of the
less experienced navigators in the squadron."
Canada's Eighth Victory Loan with a national objective
of $1,350,000,000 starts on April 23 and ends on
May 12.
Your bond investments are investments in your country,
your faith in the armed forces and your future.
How have English universities survived the war?
That's one of the more common stock questions
people ask when you return from Britain.
Fortunately, they have survived amazingly well.
Because of location, Oxford and Cambridge are both
materially untouched by the ravages of bombing.
The pearl grey spires of Oxford still tower majestically into the pearl grey skies. The famous bridges
of Cambridge still span the winding Cam as is flows
peacefully through the grounds of Kings, Caius and
St. John's. And from the universities have come
great contributions to the successful execution of
their country's mighty war effort.
I do not pretend to know the extent of these
universities' war programs, but during a week spent
at Cambridge in the summer of 1943 I gained a personal insight: into life behind the imposing walls of
the famous colleges there. I visited Cambridge with
a group of 26 servicemen and women wearing the
uniforms of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and
the United States. We came as guests of the university and were billeted in twos and threes at the
various colleges, thus enabling us to mix intimately
with the undergraduates.
To live and attend lectures in an institution with
a tradition of 700 years behind it, walk the halls and
courtyards where the greatest men in English history once spent their undergraduate days, and learn
April, 1945
23 something of how English education evolved and is
taught today was only half the value of my stay.
Getting to know the modern English undergrad,
eating with him in his "Great Hall," being entertained to tea in his own room, boating on the river
Cam and swimming 'neath the shadows of colleges
and bridges famous the world over, completed the
picture, past and present.
Oxford and Cambridge vie for the honor of being
the original seats of learning in the British Isles.
However, Oxford has undisputed claim to the first
university foundation, for it is recorded that in 1209
an upheaval in the Unievrsity of Oxford led to a
migration of a considerable number of scholars to
schools already in existence on the banks of the
Cam and swimming 'neath the shadows of colleges
and bridges famous the world over, completed the
city it is today. It may be best likened to a federation, with the twenty colleges comprising the university being the states or provinces.
Probably the most beautiful building of the
scores to be seen here is King's College Chapel,
which we toured under the guidance of the Provost
of King's. Five hundred and two years old (the
Chapel was erected by the college's founder, King
Henry VI), this edifice is a masterpiece of Gothic
and Tudor design. The lovely stained glass windows, a gift of King Henry VIII, have mostly been
removed for safekeeping, but even now the beauty
of the place inside is breath-taking.
My "home" was Downing College, one of the
infants of the Cambridge family, as it was founded
comparatively recently—in 1807. My room, situated
on the ground floor of a stone dormitory opening
onto the college square, was apparently the study
of some former student. Two sides of the large
chamber were lined with full bookshelves, a fireplace occupied the third, and great plate glass windows admitted ample light in daytime, but at night
the room was very inadequately lit by a small electric bulb in the centre of the ceiling. The furniture
consisted of a huge iron bed, a roll-top desk of ancient vintage and two large old-fashioned chairs.
The nearest bathroom facilities were in the next
building, one story up. For some unexplainable reason the room had an eerie atmosphere, and frankly
did not strike me as very cosy quarters for an undergraduate.
Our program at Cambridge consisted of conducted tours of the various colleges and several special lectures given by Head Masters and Fellows on
a wide range of subjectsl The tradition of ages
hung heavy as we passed through halls familiar to
Wordsworth in St. John's, Byron at Trinity, Coller-
idge at Christ's, or Cromwell at King's.
We had ample free time to wander about the
town and fraternize with the students. It was extremely hot that week and several times I accompanied some Downing undergrads to the bathing
beach on the river. Yes. although it was the end of
July there were students at Cambridge. Even in
peacetime, they don't have the five months' summer
vacation common in Canadian and American universities, but for the past six years, classes have
been almost continuous the year round. Classes,
that is, for students who are allowed by the government to continue their undergraduate studies.
One of my first impressions at Downing College
was the extreme youth of the black-gowned students
I saw in the dining hall and about the square. I
discovered the reason quickly. The only students
at university in Britain over 18^ years of age are
either medicals or engineers who must maintain an
unbelievably high first-class average. Thus, many
lads start college with the knowledge that they will
be able to complete only one year before the call-up
sends them into uniform for the duration. Meantime, military training similar to that effective in
this country's universities is carried out.
I usually ate with the students at Downing in
the Great Hall. Every time I entered this room I
couldn't help comparing it to pictures I remembered
in history books of the dining halls in feudal castles.
Dark and dingy, its high roof was supported by
rough oak beams, and from its ornate walls hung
several huge oil paintings of former Downing masters. Long plain tables and hard benches lined the
room, and at one end was a dias from which the
faculty table overlooked the rest. The masters only
appeared at the evening meal, filing in majestically
through a door leading from their private lounge.
All the students stood to attention beside their
places till the head master muttered a Latin grace.
I was really amazed at the difference in fare of
the undergrads and the faculty. On my last night
at Downing I was invited to eat on the dias with
the high and mighty. After a week of being one of
the boys on the ground floor, the experience was
truly revealing. Indeed, the gap between teacher
and student in almost every instance was peculiar
to one used to the more democratic associations of
a Canadian campus.
I made several acquaintances among undergraduates durnig my visit. Two were final year medical
students who shared quarters in the same building
as myself. One day they invited me to tea in their
room and we got into a whale of an argument on
co-education. Although now Cambridge and Oxford both have women's colleges, there is little dealing between them and the centuries' old men's colleges. We compared their system with our own,
and came to the conclusion we could each profit
from one another, even though OUR experience has
been so short.
Another new friend was a young engineering
student who was leaving to join the R.A.F. at the
end of the term. I remember one evening we decided to go for a midnight swim. The night was
cloudless and the stars reflected from the river like
phosphorescent goldfish. Overhead, the bombers
circle for height, then set course for another raid
on Hamburg. It was the last week in July—the
week that German port was razed to the ground.
My friend and I climbed the back fence into the
college grounds that night, as he should have been
in by 11 p.m. We went to his room and made tea
and talked about war.
He was impatient and restless and could hardly
wait for the college term to end so he could learn
to fly. I remembered how I felt those last two
years at U.B.C. But then I only read in newspapers
and heard on the radio what these British lads were
seeing first-hand. Thousands of miles away on
Point Grey it was hard enough to concentrate on
The Graduate Chronicle academic studies. Here in Cambridge, undergraduates studied to the tune of bombers taking oft" from
the surrounding fields, mingled in the town with
airmen just back from operational sorties, and sometimes spent nights in shelters instead of labs.
Nevertheless, they carried on and their instructors carried on; holding high the torch of learning,
as it were, inside those austere halls. And although
some of the greatest brains in the country were
turned towards inventing and researching for war.
others were keeping alive the ancient arts of peace.
One day, during a lecture from one of those masters who make Cambridge the institution it is, I
made my first, and probably last, attempt at poetry.
It was inspired by listening to the Provost of King's
College speaking on Homer's "Ilyiad" and "Odyssey" in a manner in which I never heard these poems
treated before.
I called it "The Insignificance of Time":
The bells of Caius* chime out the passing hour,
As in the halls the white-haired Provost
Expounds to warriors from beyond the sea
The poems of ancient Homer.
And as the Cambridge sage revives again
Those tales of Grecian splendor,
The parallel of men's thoughts and deeds—
Away from home, what'ere their time—
Is   emphasized   on   youths   far   from   their   native
And Ajax and Achilles live today
In those who long for Canada and home.
*Pronounced "Keves."
The Players' Club Alumni are presenting- this
witty comedy, the well-known human story by Rose
Franken. It will be well remembered by readers
of "Redbook." The Players' Club Alumni guarantee a good evening's entertainment with a splendid cast in this popular play. Mrs. E. A. Woodward
is the producer. Elizabeth Jackson is Claudia and
Bill Buckingham is David. The other parts are
taken by Mildred Caple, Doris Buckingham, Jack
Nash, Lacey  Fisher and Lorraine Johnston.
"Claudia" will be presented at the University
Theatre. Tickets at $1.00 and 75c are obtainable
from the Alumni Association Executive and from
Shirley Gross at the Alumni Office on the Campus,
telephone ALma 1230.
Vernon, B. C,
February 17, 1945.
Dear Editor:
I am enclosing my cheque for $3.00 to cover my
Alumni fee and Alumni Chronicle subscription.
Here is a news item that should be of interest
to some.
Marguerite (Rita) McDonald of Arts '25. is a
sergeant in the United States W.A.C.'s When last
heard from she was in England. Most of Rita's
time since graduation has been spent as a Librarian
in the United States.
Yours sincerelv,
Not generally enough known is
the fact that the University of
British Columbia has produced
many hundreds of graduates who
have gone far in the field of research. These people usually do
their work without publicity or
acknowledgment. Nevertheless,
their contribution to our society
is a most material one.
In a recent address to the Vancouver Chemical Institute of Canada, Dr. Blythe Eagles of the
University faculty, revealed that
a number of U.B.C. graduates
were actively engaged in some
phase of work on the new wonder
drug, penicillin. Just where this
work is being done and what it is
is not for publication at this time
but the names at least of some of
those so engaged may be revealed.
They include:
Dr. Desmond Beal, Graduate in
Chemistry; Robert Stanier, Graduate in Bacteriology; Mrs. G.
Folkoff (nee Olga Okulitch),
Graduate in Dairying; Dr. Colin
Lucas, Graduate in Chemical Engineering; Robert Hill, Graduate
in Dairying; Phil Fitzjamcs,
Graduate in Dairying; John Robinson, Graduate in Dairying.
The CHRONICLE would be
pleased to receive news of other
graduates engaged in research.
The university belongs to ever}"
man, woman and child in this
province. All cannot attend but
those that don't, have a right to
expect worthy things from those
who do attend.
A university graduate used to
be considered a sort of superior
being. Today graduates are dif
ferent. They are thankful to a
generous people for their opportunity of an education. They are
willing and prepared to serve
their people in recompense.
One way that you as a graduate
can help repay your province is to
take an interest in your university. Through your Alumni Association you can help other deserving students to obtain their
degree. You can make sure that
our   university   is   rendering   f.ll
those  benefits  that are   expected
by the public.
Write to us and give us your
Pay your fees.
Support your Alumni Association.
It was announced earlv in
March that the Chancellor of the
University, the Hon. Eric W.
Hamber, had been re-elected by
acclamation to another term as
Chancellor of the University. This
will carry the present incumbent
of the office to 1948, when the
next election will take place.
The Chancellor was elected by
acclamation to fill the office late
in 1944 when the late Dr. R. F.
McKechnie's death caused the
vacancy. At that time Mr. Hamber was the nominee of a number
of members of the Alumni Executive.
The present Chancellor has a
long record of distinguished service to the Province of British
April, 1945
25 Along the Mall
To prove that University days
don't change too greatly with the
passing years, the CHRONICLE
presents some notes on current undergraduate activities.
November saw Navy Week on
the campus under the energetic
chairmanship of Junior Member
Allan Ainsworth. Purpose was
to raise funds for the Navy and
Merchant Marine Funds . . . the
L'byssey headlined "Mud-Slinging Highlights Arts-Science Debate" . . . Dean Daniel Buchanan
represented U.B.C. at the Pacific
North-West Conference on Arts
and Sciences ... a Fall Ball was
organized and Miss Peggy Holt
was crowned Queen . . . the Discipline Committee levied $5 fines
on two students for using the fire
hose in an undergraduate feud
. . . the Varsity track team took
second place in the Pacific Coast
Cross Country Championships at
Spokane ... a blood donor drive
opened on the campus and 45 engineers made a group donation
. . . Mary Ann still went shopping.
December saw Examinations
the Phrateres organized
Christmas cheer for nursery children . . . Sixteen co-eds started to
train for the Red Cross Chorus
. . . Editor John Tom Scott of the
Ubyssey represented the University at the Canadian University
Press Conference in Montreal . . .
Varsity Thunder birds hooped
their way to victory over the
Western Washington Vikings.
January saw exam results with
the usual repercussions . . . Dr.
George M. Weir addressed the
Parliamentary Forum . . . the Red
Cross Ball was a big success . . .
open meetings of the A.M.S. discussed changes in the Students'
Council set-up and Dr. Mackenzie
was the first U.B.C. president to
attend an A.M.S. meeting . . . the
fraternities and sororities entertained Dr. and Mrs. Mackenzie at
Our Congratulations and
Best Wishes
February saw the annual Musical Society production. Gilbert
and Sullivan's "Gondoliers" held
sway . . . the Jazz Society held a
record session . . . student elections were in progress . . . the L.
S.E. presented a prominent violinist as a "pass" feature . . . the
Junior-Senior Class party was
held at the Commodore . . . Third
Year Applied Science was the
first class to go over the top in
the Blood Donor drive . . . President MacKenzie spoke to the International Relations Club on
post-war problems . . . International Student Service week was
held with an objective of $3000
. . . the annual Pub-Council basketball fiasco was held . . . the L.
S.E. formed the University Symphonic Club.
March saw the annual Commerce Banquet and Senator J. W.
deB. Farris was the speaker . . .
the Players' Club presented "The
Taming of the Shrew" . . . the
Mock Parliament was held . . .
musical activities at the university were co-ordinated under a
governing council . . . the Co ed
gave the girls a chance . . . members of the C.O.T.C. held a protest meeting against being- arbitrarily forced to assign their pay
... a U.B.C. branch of the Canadian Legion was formed ... a
three-day Army Show was held
to raise funds for wounded veterans . . . and so it goes.
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The Graduate Chronicle CORRESPONDENCE
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Vanouver, B. C.
Februarv 17, 1945.
Dear Sir:
Just saw my name in print in
the last issue of our esteemed
"Chronicle." and am somewhat
perplexed again—as I have been
when mentioned on two other occasions.
As a graduate I value the
"Chronicle" because of its sincere
and informative material! also its
gossip on all the other graduates
—where they are, what they are
doing, etc. I also like to know
that such gossip is true and not
misrepresented in any way. However, judging from my own experience, there's sometimes room for
doubts on this score—which leads
me to say. "When you want the
dope on a horse, get it from the
horse's mouth!"
I graduated, as you know, in
Chemical Engineering, Class of
1933, and because petroleum had
been the subject of my graduating
thesis. it followed quite naturally
that I approached the Home Oil
Co. Ltd. for a job. Duncan Fraser,
a graduate of '23, then superintend of their refinery, took me in,
and gave me a job on the bull
gang. Evidently I swung the bull
satisfactorily enough, because after six months, I was taken into
closer confidence and started
working in the Test and Engineering laboratory with Art Rees,
graduate of '28, then their chief
chemist. Testing petroleum products for refinery control, manufacturing new petroleum products,
and designing new refinery equipment was my experience with
Home Oil for three years.
Januarv 1, 1936, I joined the
Standard" Oil Co. of B. C. Ltd.
who had just built a new refinery
in Burnaby. and were ready to
start refining petroleum products
in Canada for the first time. As
plant foreman, it was I who lit
the initial fires in the furnace, and
made the first gallon of gasoline
and other compenent products in
our new topping plant.
After two years of plant operation and control, I was transferred
to the Company's sales department (back on the bull gang, says
you!), from which I graduated to
technical sales, and at present the
title the Company gives me is
"Fuel and Lubricant Engineer"
and "Aviation Specialist."
I must mention that in 1942 I
wrote my thesis which gave me a
licence to practise as a member of
the Association of Professional
Engineers. The subject of my
thesis was ' 'Industrial Lubrication and Lubricants" — read it
some time! As a matter of record,
it is being used as a text at U.B.C.
in one of the Chemical Engineering classes—check this with Doc
1 married the girl of my heart
in 1936. You knew her as an undergraduate of the class of '31,
by the name of Mabel L. McDonald. She was an honour student,
then took a post-grad course in
Education, and has been the principal partner in our marital corporation of ^'Mabel and Erme
Carswell." No! we haven't any
children—just a springer spaniel.
We bought a waterfront lot in
Whytecliff last year, and hope to
build our dream house when the
war is over and materials again
become  available.
Yours very truly,
Secretary, Alumni Association :
As I know that the Alumni Association is anxious to keep the
"Graduate Record' 'and your mailing lists correct and up to date, I
would like to inform you that my
address is now changed to:
Lieut. (E) D. K. Bannerman,
4633 West Third Avenue.
Vancouver, B. C.
Tel.: ALma 1656.
I would like to take this opportunity to say that my copies of
the U.B.C. "Graduate Chronicle"
have been forwarded to me regularly and I always look forward to
them each month. In these days
when the Alumni are so widely
scattered and moving around so
much, it is certainly nice to have
some means through which we
can keep in touch with the University and also to read of the
whereabouts of other graduates.
Yours truly,
Donald K. Bannerman.
The recent gifts to the University
by Mr. H. R. McMillan show a
most welcome support to the University. We have asked Mr. McMillan to contribute his views on
higher education in a future issue.
In the meantime we print a short
letter from him.
March 8, 1945.
Dsar Sir:
I have your letter of March 7th.
I have no time to write an article for delivery to you before
March 15th, as I shall be out of
the office almost all the time prior
to that date.
Without detracting from any of
its other important functions, I
would like to see the University
build up a sound centre for the
study and teaching of the best
method of increasing the productivity and making the best use of
such great natural resources as
forests,  fish and  agriculture.
British Columbia cannot take
her part in maintaining population
in Canada until her resources are
managed on a basis of permanence and increasing productivity.
Teaching the population to accomplish this objective constitutes a long-term programme, of
which the University should be
the inspiration and vocal point.
Wishing you every success with
your publication,
Yours sincerelv,
h. r. McMillan,
No. 8 C.M.U..
Tufts Cove. N.S.
Feb. 24. 1945.
Dear Mrs. Gross:
Much to my surprise, for I had
no idea that my whereabouts were
known. I recently received a copy
of the January issue of the
"Chronicle." It was certainly
grand to get a "breath" of U.B.C.
once more, and since I am back
in Canada again, would like to receive the "Chronicle" each issue.
It is also high time I took out
a life membership in the Alumni
Association, so would you mind
letting me know what the cost is
and also what a life membership
for the "Chronicle" will be. Might
as well clean it all up at once.
Have run into a few U.B.C.
Grads in vay travels, and in case
you don't know. Mark Colins is
a F/O doing patrol work off the
East Coast. Doug Cox is a F/O
and the last I saw of him he was
April, 1945
27 attached to the R.C.A.F. Transport Command ferrying aircraft
between India, Canada and England. Art Harper and Stu Jagger
are both lieutenants in the Navy
and are operating off the East
Coast. Dick Montgomery is a
lieutenant in the Navy and is doing something with radar. Dave
Manders is a W/C and chief signals officer in Eastern Air Command. Ernie Gilbert is a F/L
(Padre) somewhere on the West
Coast, and Ron Howard was a
F/L but is now back practising
law in Vancouver. Have heard of
the doings of some others, but the
information is second-hand and
you are probably more up to date
on it.
If you see anyone that I know
please say hello for me. Will send
a   cheque   to   cover   both   above
items as soon as I hear from you.
Very sincerely,
Edward Arthur George Luxton
1914 - 1945
The U.B.C. comunity in Ottawa
was saddened by the death on
Januarv 5 of George Luxton (B.
Com. 33, B.A. 34), and the Alumni at large have lost one of the
finest spirits that the University
has ever known.
When George graduated in
1934 he came to McGill as winner
of the Royal Bank of Canada
Scholarship. He had already
shown interest and unusual capacity in economics, and he was
marked out for further distinction
under the genial eye of the late
Stephen Leacock. After completing his master's degree he joined
the foreign investment section of
the head office of the Sun Life
Assurance Company of Canada,
which has served as training-
ground for some of the best economic minds of the nation. After
a period with a Montreal invest
ment firm he spent a year in further study at Harvard, whence he
came to Ottawa in 1940 to join
the research department of the
Bank of Canada.
During  the  war years  George
has had much to do with the stat
istical end of national mobilization, and he served latterly as Assistant Director of Statistics and
Research in the Department of
Labour under Dr. Allan Peebles.
Only a few weeks ago he became
chairman of the planning and development staff of the Dominion
Bureau of Statistics in conjunction with the Department of Labour.
There were few men of George's
generation who combined such
an enviable academic training and
technical equipment with a developed social conscience. His whole
being delved into problems of
economic organization. The story
of his own contributions to the
war effort must await a later telling. But those among his friends
who had shared in the friendliness
of his home will miss especially a
gentleness of manner which shone
through even his most robust convictions. His friends will cherish
also the memory of his interests,
his whole-souled devotion to the
work in hand, and the genuineness of his outlook upon the needs
and aspirations of a suffering but
never despairing humanity.
—J. A. GIBSON, '31.
• NOTES from HERE and THERE *
The University Students' Council has been
changed in composition from nine members to eleven. The two new members are a sophomore and a
co-ordinator of social activities.
Miss Maryr Gallacher, R.X.. of Vancouver, a former pre med. student at the University, recently
broke tradition at the University of Queens when
she was elected by an overwhelming vote as the
first woman ever to sit on the medical court.
Major R. Morris Wilson. '34. senior education
advisor for reinforcement units overseas ,has been
promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
* *        *
Two new bursaries are to be offered this September at the University. A $100 annual bursary
has been put up by the Provincial Council and Canadian Daughters' League. A $50 home economics
bursary has been set up by Gamma Phi Sorority.
Several other new prizes have been given.
* *        *
The Alumni Association's Bursary Fund is in
need of support from Alumni. Any contributions
sent will become part of the permanent fund.
Miss Mary Kidd, B.A. '44, is now with the Navy,
Army and Air Force Institute in New York.
* *        *
Dr. Walter M. Barss. '37, has been chosen by
the National Research Council to be in charge of
the new electron microscope in the Ottawa laboratories.
* * *
Former U.B.C. students graduating from Queens
in medicine include: Albert W. Perryr, Kenneth C.
Boyce, M. Albert Menzies and Robert Edward
Simpson. Graduates in Medicine from Toronto include: Peter Bell-Irving, Victor J. Freeman, Alan
J. Kergin and William K. Lindsay.
* *        *
Brigadier Sherwood Lett, D.S.O., M.C., E.D.,
has retired from the army and resumed law practice
in Vancouver. He has been 32 years a soldier. He
was wounded at Dieppe and later in Normandy.
Brig. Lett was the first President of the Alma
Mater Society and was Rhodes Scholar for 1916.
He has studied at Oxford and other European universities.
F/O R. A. Lamont, '40, has been promoted to
Flight Lieutenant after 35 operational flights over
The Graduate Chronicle U.B.C. Scientists and the War
Being a memorandum of part of an address by
Dean   Daniel  Buchanan,   to  the   Vancouver
Board oj Trade on February 22. ]945.
For the first time the closely guarded secret of
U.B.C.'s contribution in science to the war effort
can be revealed. It has been such a closely kept
secret that even members of the faculty who were
not actually concerned in the work were not welcome. About fifteen or twenty students and six
professors were engaged in the work and all were
under oath of secrecy before commencing the undertaking.
The work has been going on since 1939. It included the production of two new explosives. These
were developed at the University and one is already
in commercial production in Eastern Canada. The
work arose out of the request of the National Research Council that the universities of Canada
should help with specific problems. These problems
were largely those arising out of actual battle conditions. The Chemistry Department at the Uni-
versityr, under Dr. R. H. Clark, set to work on tfic
field of explosives.
One of the most important of the fields explored
was that of obtaining flashless propellants for rockets. Two entirely new propellants were prepared
in the University's laboratories. They were designed
for use in jet-propelled aircraft and in rocket bombs.
The British Columbia scientists also worked towards perfecting known propellants.
Other U.B.C. research people concentrated their
energies on war gases. Methods of detection of these
gases was investigated with good results. A study
was made of the effect of certain Allied war gases
now known to the military authorities.
In September of last year most of the work on
explosives was finished and the University received
glowing commendation from the National Research
Council for the results achieved.
Now the same people who were engaged in the
research indicated above are putting their energies
towards more peaceful objectives. Thev are exploring the secrets of such things as compregnated
wood, foam glass, and plastics. They may well lay
the foundations for new industries within the
U.B.C. graduates have also been active in mining. One of them, a geologist, discovered a mercury
mine at Pinchi Lake. This mine is now contributing much to the war effort. University engineers
were the first to introduce a new method of location
scheelite, from which cames the very valuable metal
The record is an exceptionally fine one and only
a small part of the story has been told here. When
the whole is revealed the proper credit can be given
to those who have done so much for their country.
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29 A Message to All Alumni Concerning
the Convocation Dinner
Once again it is my pleasure, on behalf of Convocation Executive, to invite all Members of Convocation to be present at the Annual Banquet, which
is to be held this year at the Hotel Vancouver, on
Thursday, May 10th, at 7.15 p.m.
In order to provide a more interesting evening,
the meeting will be streamlined with practically all
toasts and after-dinner eulogies being eliminated.
This will enable you to give undivided attention to
the delicacies of the table, which can be gently
digested with the bon-mots of the Speaker of the
evening, who wil deliver an interesting address.
The Alumni Association is sponsoring a dance
which will be held in the Ballroom immediately
after the Banquet. Tickets for the Banquet or Dance
can be obtained at the Banquet Hall door prior to
the Banquet.
Secretary of Convocation.
Convocation extends an invitation to you to be
its guest at this dinner in your honor. Please pick
up your tickets at the A.M.S. Office prior to the
dinner. There will be no free tickets distributed at
the dinner and if you do not have your free ticket
you will be required to purchase one to gain admission.
The U.B.C. Alumni Association, Ottawa Branch,
held their annual dinner at Ottawa on March 16th.
Dr. Norman MacKenzie addressed the two hundred
graduates who attended. A. L. Whiteley, the President of the Branch, presided.
The Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lectures have
been endowed by his daughter in honor of the late
Senator Bostock, prominent B. C. pioneer. Lectures
are to be given at least once in every three years by
speakers of national or international importance. An
essay prize will also be given to University students.
* * *
Phrateres marks the tenth anniversary of its
founding this spring. It is the largest woman's club
on the campus. In honor of the event a new chapter will be formed, largely devoted to the interests
of alumni.
* * *
Capt. Henry Stradiotti, master of the fishpacker
"Carolina Maria" died in the wreck of the vessel
late in 1944 off Savary Island. "Strad" was a star
lineman with U.B.C.'s wonder football team of 1938.
He received his Arts degree in 1939.
Frederick W. Bogardus, '33, has been promoted
to Acting Lieutenant Commander, R.C.N.V.R.
Fit. Lt. Donald S. McTavish, B.A.
promoted to Squadron Leader.
'34, has been
After almost five years' service with the R.C.A.
F., Fit. Lt. W. H. Birmingham, B.A. '33, has been
put on the reserve list and will conduct a general
architectural practice in  Vancouver.
"Land of Opportunity"
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With its wealth of Natural Resources, its all-
embracing Industrial Activities, and the inspiring grandeur of its Scenery, British Columbia
is unique. ... As a producer of Manufactured Goods it ranks third among the Provinces ... In 1943, its Industrial Payroll
totalled more than $380,000,000—an impressive figure for a Province with a population of
barely 900,000.
With its enticing climate, its attractive living
and labour conditions, its sound and settled
policy, the rich fertility of its agricultural
areas, and its constantly-widening field of opportunity, British Columbia has a universal
Already it is preparing for "The Day." Every
resource is being examined, every field prospected, every channel explored, in readiness
for the day when British Columbia will be invited to help welcome and absorb those men
and women who rose to the call of the Empire
and of Canada, to make their homes and build
new lives in British Columbia, the "Land of
For its young people it holds the same promise,
offers the same bright future. There is today
no part of Canada which offers more or better
inducements than British Columbia.
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