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We ha¥e people and ideas that can help you
assess your particular situation, pin-point specific
problems and arri¥e at workable solutions* We can help
you prepare financial proposals and suggest future
planning directions.
E¥en put you in touch with other forms of
pri¥ate and pubic assistance.
Like to know more? Cal us at 689-8944.
Or write us at:
Department of Economic De¥elopment/
Box 10111,
700 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V?Y 1C6
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UJK, E 29, NO. 4, WINTER 1975
On the Road to Family Law Reform
Kay Alsop
A Place of Possibilities
Josephine Margolis & Kini McDonald
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of UBC
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■D8T0R Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
Jarbara G. Smith (BJ'72, Carleton)
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Uumnt Media (604) 688-6819)
Editorial Committee
Jr. Joseph Katz, (BA, MEd, Manitoba), (PhD, Chicago),
chair; Kenneth L. Brawner, BA'67, LLB'58; Clive
Cocking, BA'62; Harry Franklin, BA'49; Geoff Hancock,
BFA73, MFA'75; Michael W. Hunter, BA'63, LLB'67; Ian
MacAlphe, LLB'71; Robert McConnell, BA'64; Murray
McMillan; George Morfitt, BCom'58; Bel Nemetz, BA'35;
Dr.Ros  Stewart, BA'46, MA'48, (PhD, Washington).
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of the University of British
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On the Road to Family Law Reform •
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The trouble with cliches is that son
times there is nothing better.
Take "You can't judge a book by
cover." Could any phrase be moreaBna
to describe those 19 lacklustre-lookiii§|oi
reports, that follow through thick
thin, the work of British Columbia'fc
Berger Royal Commission on Farnil||ri
and Children's Law Reform?
There they sit, prosaic as all getouitn
on the bottom shelf of professor DaviBn
Cruickshank's UBC law faculty officii
looking like—well, let's face it-|§R(
reports. Nothing, outwardly, indicateBvii
that between those cheap blue covers IBM
the results of 18 expensive monthjfob
of—you won't let me use "blood, s
and ? "Well, 1 insist on "tears" becausjlco
I saw them myself, on the faces of manjw
of the British Columbians who attenda
the commission's public hearingijde
around the province. |M
"It was like a Pandora's box," say:
David Cruickshank, the commission
research director and compiler of £
least half of the reports dealing withthi|ba
commission's recommendations on Ii
aspects of family and children's law
"The minute we opened the hei-rings wi
unloosed a horde of woes, di.ficultiei
people have been having for y-..-;.irs witB fo
lawyers, courts and the law as t standi
now. The problems are realh  enormj
Actually, the original inters on hac!
been only to inquire into laws r atingttj
children. But a couple of ye rs
when attorney-general Ale Mac1
donald, BA'39, and minister v human
resources Norman Levi asked Ir. Justice Thomas Berger, of the i C su'
preme court, to head up a Roy I Commission for this purpose, 3ergei
suggested that reforms were m .'dec! in
the family court area as we!;
fe some inuch broader concept evolved.
j Five commissioners, including
byil Berger, BA'55, LLB'56, agreed "to
re ag nake use of all research done across the
okin ;ountry and in other countries on family
k an aw, to examine broad questions relat-
ibia1 ng to children's rights, matrimonial
ami iroperty, family maintenance, consequences of dissolution of marriage
t out ind the organization of the family court
)avi   nB.C."
ffici The other four were vice-chairman
it- Ross Collver, BA'57, LLB'60, a pro-
cate vincial court judge, Dr. Sydney Segal,
rsli MA'54, professor in paediatrics and
•nth obstetrics in UBC's faculty of medicine
wea and director of neonatology at the Van-
aus couver General Hospital and two social
nan workers, Rita MacDonald, BA'68,
MSW70, a family therapist with the
ing department of health, Burnaby, and
Mish McCracken Vadasz, BSW'64,
MSW'69, social work consultant, Vancouver health department. From different disciplines, with different
'"^backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints, they nevertheless shared a
common gentleness coupled with a sincere enthusiasm for the job they had
Itiff undertaken and a very real sympathy
for thi people they would meet while
doing   .
The took to the highways and byways ri' the province in January, 1974.
Worki, g through a number of committees th -y set about meeting people, talking a ttle, listening a lot. Within the
month the first of those 19 reports had
landec on the doorstep of the provincial
cabint . "There's no point in waiting a
year z. >d then dumping five volumes of
recorr aendations on the government,"
Be*"ge said at that time. From then on,
t°o, t e commissioners met with the
cabim.  once a month to report.
The commissioners had known that
changes would be called for, of course,
but they had not really realized just how
hopelessly archaic British Columbia's
family and children's laws were, in
terms of actually meeting public needs.
"We were definitely at the end of the
train on all issues, in comparison with
almost all other Canadian provinces,"
says Cruickshank.
They found, for instance, that Nova
Scotia had a much higher standard of
family law than other provinces; that
Quebec's matrimonial property laws
were the most advanced in the country;
that Alberta had done a lot of useful
background work in the area of family
court, and that Ontario's Law Reform
Commission had been studying that
province's family laws since 1964 with
the intention of upgrading them.
It wasn't until July 1, 1975 however,
that the Ontario legislature finally passed the Family Law Reform Act, the
most progressive in Canada and quite
possibly the United States, except for
California, according to Edward Ryan,
formerly counsel to the Ontario Law
Reform Commission, and the man responsible for drafting the new act.
Among other things, says Ryan,
LLB'66, it repealed the Married Woman's Property Act of 1880 ("a Victorian solution designed to give married
women some voice in the management
of their own affairs"), and established a
legislative foundation for legal equality
between present-day husbands and
(Professor Ray Herbert, BA'48,
LLB'49, of UBC's law school, had
drafted a "similar bill for British Columbia in 1973. It was introduced and went
to first reading, but was never passed.)
Ontario's 1975 Family Law Reform
Act also repealed the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada which allowed
the controversial judgment in the Murdoch vs. Murdoch case, saying instead
that .from now on, husbands and wives
in Ontario will be treated equally in the
courts. (In the Murdoch case the supreme court had decided that Irene
Murdoch of Nanton, Alberta, had no
claim on her estranged husband's ranch
business although she had been an active participant in all the work required
to run the ranch during the 20 years of
their marriage. Her contributions were
deemed to be only those made under
normal circumstances by a "ranch
As a consultant with the federal Law
Reform Commission since 1974, Ryan
has been largely responsible for drafting
that commission's recent working papers endorsing the "no-fault" divorce,
that scraps post-divorce monetary obligations, except in cases of proven need.
"No-fault divorce" is "based on the
idea of marriage as an economic
partnership," Ryan said. "It breaks the
legal adoption of Victorian standards,
those legal stereotypes that condone the
archaic common law view of marriage
as the purchase of a woman by her husband for her services and sexuality.
"By insisting that every person
should be responsible for his or her own
maintenance (except in cases of proven
need), by discarding the idea that marriage is society's primary way of meeting the economic needs of women,
we're actually attacking sexual discrimination at its roots," Ryan says.
"To really do battle with that kind of
discrimination you have to go after it
right in the market place. As soon as it
becomes evident to everyone that
maintenance is rehabilitative, not in- "Under a community of
property system.... There'd
be far less necessity for
couples to try to pin a 'fault'
tag on each other...."
tended to be some kind of pension, then
women are going to demand to be
treated equally with men when it comes
to job opportunities and salaries. Right
now a woman's own self-image is a
casualty of the traditional concepts of
female dependency."
This thinking was precisely what was
in the minds of the Berger Commission
members when they recommended
community of property instead of separate property laws for married couples
in British Columbia. They met with objections from the legal profession and
others who insisted that such as system
would be too complicated, too expensive because too much extra work
would be entailed.
"But our present property laws are
equally complicated and expensive
when people have to take cases to
court," says Cruickshank. "Not only
that, but there is no predictability whatsoever. I would challenge any lawyer in
this city to predict what share of property is going to come out of a particular
court case. It's totally in the lap of the
gods, or the discretion of the judge,
when it comes to the division of a
couple's worldly goods at the time of
marital breakup.
"Under a community of property system, with joint management from the
first day of marriage, the parties would
rarely have to go to court to divide their
property. They'd be able to reach a settlement on equal strength. There'd be
far less necessity for couples to try to
pin a 'fault' tag on each other," says
"The advantage of that is that it will
make possible a psychologically clean
break if divorce becomes necessary and
I think we have to face the inevitability
of second and third marriages. With nobody holding alimony or maintenance
over their heads, husbands won't fight
at the switch. They'll be able to say
'well, it's off my conscience. The courts
aren't going to be on my back. I don't
have to split my new income three or
four ways.' It's more realistic.
"Under the present law, a.lot of husbands say 'why should I work. I'll just
go on unemployment. They can't divide
my welfare cheque in half.' Or they
leave the province. Then the deserted
family has no recourse but to go on welfare."
The Berger Commission's report
acknowledges, though, that not
everyone is going to look favorably on
community of property. Professional
women, for example, may not want to
take the chance of giving up hard-
earned income or property in the event
of a marriage split. For such people
there is an alternative. They're at perfect liberty to opt out, if they so state at
the time of marriage.
"We've recommended that   if you
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don't want community of pr<
apply in your case, it's up t-
come forward and say so. It s
us that if we reversed the arra
a lot of people for whom this
was suggested might not take n
of it, simply because they didv
stand, or were too inhil
frightened to request it
Cruickshank explaining the
sion's recommendation.
There is bound to be a tr;
period of 15 or 20 years, he adr
ing which maintenance will h;
justified in certain cases. Take
of the 50 year-old wife with no
nojob experience, who has been outo    u <
the labor force for 20 years or so. If she
is faced with marital separation, natur
ally she can't be expected to be able
suddenly support herself. But eventual.
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ted 0   n
say,  «nch,
ommis  W anC
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ly, with young couples facing up to the , rt
unalterable fact that marriages are
made in Heaven, it should be ac
that they should consider splitting on mh
50-50 basis, if and when necessary, and  \ ct
make provision for it. °  ..
Of course, community of property they'
and maintenance were only two of the sectii
many recommendations thoughtfully app^
and precisely proposed in those 15 [hee
blue-backed report books lined up in mjgh
David Cruickshank's office. (Copieso! now
which, by the way, are available from Ai
the Queen's Printer, Victoria, for nom g0 a
inal charges.) men
Some of the report recommendations bey<
were headline-grabbers: "Berger shoi
Commission recommends higher family dati
allowances"; "Commission urges "N<
'child rights' law"; "New laws for is d
minors in market"; "Legitimacy for dan
all"; and "Take any surname." don
"We found, for instance, that there son
are a dozen or more statutes dealing aga
with children," says Cruickshank, "and ity
we felt that, a single comprehensive crir
child welfare statute could be intra- the
duced to embody all of these with the it,i
additional advantage of linking them sup
with common definitions and proce- say
dures. So we have recommended the I
Family Law Reform Act of 1975, in- tha
eluding the date in the title as a reminder of
to some lawyer in 1990 that that partial- spi
lar act will be 15 years old and in need of cei
overhauling by then.
"We went pretty thoroughly ntothe
area of children's rights, or mc.<e literally the lack of them, becau >e, you
know, children have no legal - .atusin
British Columbia's courts at the present
time. And that was one of the easons
why this province was the :rst in
Canada to set up as a pilot pr feet, a
unified family court which wou I make
it possible for three levels )f the
judiciary, county, provincial a? d supreme, to meet under one roof an<
on cases.
"This is already in operation,
, is our <1^ Hiopost - system of family advocates,
°V  i'ho act as spokesmen for children be-
1      Bre th    courts, councillors and lay
.men|  |aneis v ho help the judge decide what is
U,l°'  ruly i" ne ^est *nterests of the child."
n'?8'    It tak *> a special kind of person to sit
?     nthis ory unusual unified family court
. °   iench,   judge who's long on practical-
^   IV and human values, short on legal
""S   argon >a practice that confines simply
or the  ake of conforming to tradition.
IOna    Forn";r newspaperman, Judge Harry
.dur   joyle, 3A'48, LLB'70, fits the bill. "I
:obi  iftenfecl like saying: 'Look, you guys
caSi  ire terrible parents, when are you going
liri&  ogrow up yourselves?' "
Jt °'    He's not entirely sold on the idea
hough, of a new bill of rights for chil-
'tur'  Iren." It may limit what can be done by
courts if it's all set down in black and
The way it is, the B.C. supreme
is very diligent about seeing that
n's rights are looked after. It sort
reads between the lines and interprets
existing laws so that they are made
fit existing needs. But if a new law is
in front of the judges then maybe
y'd feel that they had to tick off one
n after another—'no, this doesn't
apply, and that doesn't apply'—and in
the end the children they're considering
t come out worse than they do right
And Boyle is somewhat reluctant to
go along with the commission's recommendation that children who are
yond the control of their parents
should be placed in "secure accommodation" for certain periods of time.
'Nobody should be locked up unless he
is dangerous and I mean physically
dangerous, to the public or to himself. I
don't mean that he's just stealing cars or
something. What we have to guard
against, what scares me, is the possibility that we might turn some kid into a
criminal and then have him on our hands
the rest of his life. The best way, as I see
it, is to put kids who need help behind a
supporting wall of people they trust,"
says Boyle.
David Cruickshank goes along with
at. " I 've changed my mind about a lot
of the reports since they came out last
spring. One of the examples is that concerning the placing of difficult children
in 'secure accommodation.' These are
not jusenile delinquents. These are
maybe children who stay up all night,
who don't toe the line as their parents
wish they would. Well, I've now come
to believe that the state shouldn't intervene ii, a compulsory way in that kind of
situation. St shouldn't take over the role
of parent and confine these children, unless tK child is charged with a specific
kind (•:' offence or damage in the communis .
Ar.-d the reason that I've changed
my vi.-ws on this is the alarming talk
a-out -urfews and fingerprinting which
is being initiated in an effort to control
children. This is really state control of a
segment of the population, and at present there is no one to speak for that
segment. This is exactly what we did to
Oriental people back in the 1890s only
now we've got a new target and it happens to be children, and I just don't see
it as just or right."
He's afraid that children's rights
might be exploited, that they might become a useful tool to a political party's
own ends. "When the president of the
United States wants to get something
passed through congress, he tacks
something else onto it to make the
whole package marketable. Children's
rights might be used that way by some
political party which might say, 'We're
going to enact this or that in the name of
children's rights,' but it might be a
backdoor way to provide some guaranteed income for adults.
"I can only hope that these reports
have been expressed in clear enough
language so that the legislators will understand that our intention was not
buckshot, but aimed at a particular thing
that badly needs correcting," he says.
But at the moment there's no indication that the legislators are thinking
about the Berger Commission's recommendations at all. All is so quiet on
that particular western front that the
members are becoming a little uneasy.
If it involved necessary changes relating to corporation laws or taxes, says
Cruickshank, then there'd be no problem in getting some action. Labor unions, business corporations, people
with the time and money to do nothing
else, would lobby government until it
brought in reforms. But human-oriented
laws don't usually have pressure groups
or constituencies knowledgeable or
powerful enough to push for needed
The responsibility for implementing
the recommendations brought down by
the hard-working Berger Commission,
says Cruickshank, lies with the ministers of education, health, human resources and the attorney-general. "But
if they're able to say—'Well, I don't
hear anyone out there talking about the
Berger recommendations'—then it's
unlikely they're going to push for any
kind of change," says Cruickshank.
"Yet it seems to me that a commission which took 18 months to talk to the
people of this province about their problems with the law—to say nothing of the
cost in taxpayers' money—shouldn't be
swept under the rug. Its findings should
be given serious consideration."
He hates to think that British Columbia, having occupied the caboose on the
national legislative train, won't be given
the chance to at least move up to a coal
car position, d
Kay Alsop is a writer for the Vancouver
"We went pretty thoroughly
into the area of children's
rights, or more literally the
lack of them... children
have no legal status in
British Columbia's
courts...." i  itV,   ,4 '
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A Place of Possibilities
Photography: Kins McDonald
Text: Josephine MargoSis
12:30: Fall—last rays of sun; soon—the
rain. The buzzer rings at twenty minutes past the hour. The professor persists until 12:28.
To pinbal! in a windowless room, coffee and whatever else satisfies the appetite, a club meeting, a film, to friends—
thousands seek SUB, converging on
UBC's student "shelter."
The Student Union Building does
something no other building on campus
accomplishes—its wide, shallow steps,
extensions of the copper-clad concrete
structure draw students, faculty, university staff, winter and summer, to
drink, to meet, to play, to talk.
SUB is a crack, a brief space of music
and movement and people, between the
hours of library research, note-taking,
the often alienating tedium of academe.
SUB is a place of possibilities.
Students milling in the main concourse, crowding around the cylindrical
bulletin boards which advertise places ■i-' .V-.'"
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to munch, muse,
or meditate...
to sleep or rest, spending loose pennies
on licorice and caramels, cross-legged
musicians, guitar, banjo, harmonica,
vendors selling MADE IN INDIA
shirts of unbleached cotton, Maoists
and craftspeople and Jesus freaks
blend, merge and translate a Bosch-like
vision into a daily happening.
The best way to know what SUB has
to offer is to wander, through the
halls—tan colored brick, brightly
painted walls super-graphic accents—in
and out of dark oak doors and witness
the diverse range of activities.
(A statistics note: the total 193,000
square footage of this student activity
and recreation centre includes a 7,000
square foot ballroom and some 100
major rooms and offices.)
Start at the heart of SUB, the ground
floor, the conversation pit. You don't
enter the pit, you find yourself in its
midst. Its name tells something but not
all. Students congregate for conversation, for eating the almost anachronistic
bag lunch—and for those oblivious to
noise—for reading, studying, sleeping.
You can step up or down into the sunken carpeted pit, recline on a hassock or
sofa or settle on a deep upholstered
stair. No one is a stranger in the pit,
everyone knows the person next to him
or her is also a student, who goes to
class, crams for exams, rushes an essay,
is tense and happy and depressed and
will probably start to get uncomfortable
at about 1:20 when the lecture hall, the
lab, the seminar session beckon.
If the campus radio broadcast music
does not satisfy the mood, studt
choose the "listening room", a
phones, a soft seat, a taped sei<
FM radio, place their books to
and join the others—drifting, t
or even dozing.
A large cafeteria, the largest
pus, run by UBC food servia
the ground floor. Students flocf
in groups, to the only cafeteria
pus where they can order a sar
be made the way they like it anc
>n c,
■ shaii
'n can
ll to be
being made. (Yes, sticky ci
buns hot from the oven are si
On any evening or day, war-let mi(
the art gallery, sized to be practical
intimate, housing exhibitions ol campu
and community artists. Openings-
photography, graphics, paintings—a
gala as the artist makes them—wine
tidbits optional. On weekends long line
of students wait to pay 75 cents admis
sion to SUB's theatre to see anythim
from Young Frankenstein to 01c
Out-of-sight  behind   the  cai
cigarette and information kiosk is
Lethe, a cocktail lounge named for
classical "river of forgetfulness"
perhaps a hint of what students
away from class, away from home-
oblivion, loss of memory, sooth
temporary anonymity to self and o
Climb the stairs to the third floor,
home of student clubs. There are, on
sides of the Mansard-like open ce
court   yard,   offices,   workroom
studios. Visit the Ubyssey office, c
tered with stacks of copy paper, e
coffee cups—the vestiges of journali
fury, the aftermath of "going to press,
The meeting rooms,  AMS coun
chambers, business and adminis
offices have all the trimmings of
ernment and corporate bureauc
and CSTR, the UBC radio socie
broadcasting station,is complete
D-J and sophisticated sound eq
Down in the basement is the
a,   M
ill dance,,
>„ c r\ s?l^/jf IK Pit, a pub, a creation of square maple
wood tables, plaid wallpaper, oranges
and rusts. Here, against a backdrop of
photographic murals of 1920s athletes
and 1960s headlines, up to 400 students
engage in the ever-popular pastime of
After a visit to SUB's major
revenue-producing tenant, the Bank of
Montreal, for financial nourishment,
students may visit the Thunderbird
Shop, privately owned, stationery-
cum-school supplies-cum-book, record
and magazine store; The Delly for
salami, pickle and cheese sandwiches
and other delicatesse; the co-op store
selling, on consignment, anything from
second-hand books to pottery; the
eight-lane bowling alley or the
eighteen-table billiard hall.
Graeme Vance, BSA'74, the building's manager, will tell you bluntly why
students come to SUB: "They come
here because there is no where else to
go, a sweeping statement, I know, but a
very large number of students don't
have common rooms in their own faculties."
Completed in 1968, SUB was the
realization of a long student campaign.
The $4.8 million needed to build SUB
(today it would be $15 million) came
from student and university funds. Students contributions—by way of a five
dollar levy tacked on the annual AMS
fee—totaled $3.4 million while the university provided $1.4 million.
There are other places on campus—
the Buchanan lounge, Brock Hall study
centre, specialized areas within faculties, vending machine-relaxation
zones—which feed you and seat you but
none respond to the totality and diversity of students needs as does SUB. a
Josephine Margolis, BA'74, in second
year law, is an occasional habitueeof
SUB. Kini McDonald, former Ubyssey
staffer, is taking a year off from the
academic life.
to broadcast?
billiard, bowl
or browse.... 1
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British Columbia.
Where business is a pleasure.
If the thought of preparing a convention pitch or
planning a business meeting has put you off in the past,
we'd like to offer some assistance in the future.
Your province has a Convention Planning Department
who offer their expertise free to anyone who would like
to have a convention or business meeting here in
British Columbia.
The people from the Department of Travel Industry
will supplyyou with all the pertinent materia! you'll need
to choose British Columbia for your next convention.
Material like colourful posters and brochures, with
al! the facts and figures on accommodation, meeting
room capacities, availability of special facilities and
audio-visual equipment.
And our assistance doesn't stop once you've decided
on British Columbia. We'll work right with you from
then on in advising, organizing and equipping your
group for a conference you won't soon forget.
If we can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact our Director of Meetings and Conventions at 1019
Wharf Street, Victoria, B.C. for more information.
British Columbia Department of Travel Industry
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, ,'  U hockey? That's grass hockey . ..
ii iw girls play in high school, isn't
—Typical UBC student
eld hockey? Isn 7 that played by men
i never learned how to skate?"
—Typical person-on-the-street
a cursory introduction, which
appropriate here, field hockey is
eved to be the forerunner of all
-and-ball games.
:ket, baseball, ice hockey and lac-
are among the offspring of the
that is supposed to have origi-
in Persia about 2000 B.C.
lyed in various parts of Europe dur-
jthe Middle Ages, it was forbidden in
! because it interfered with prac-
! in archery, the basis of national de-
i. The English, however, put down
bows and arrows to develop the
in game some 125 years ago and
lized field hockey spread like
ire to other countries.
t, inexplicably, it has never caught
[to any great extent in this country.
,  one place which has harbored
! hockey enthusiasts over the years
university of B.C. For almost
a i entury students of both sexes,
iiy groups such as they've been,
Ce c ivorted avidly on Point Grey
3if fields.
Cet ro this day the game remains
sng of an enigma both on the
: and in this country, a secondary
t enveloped in comparative obscur-
-Qniy in recent years has field hoc-
' alt'acted a glimmer of attention, il-
t) The Bully: field hockey's face-off.
luminated by successes in international
competitions and by preparations for
next summer's Montreal Olympic
Several factors have stunted the
growth and popularity of field hockey in
this part of the world. One is the prevalence of other sports more readily accepted by our society.
Perhaps field hockey is slighted by
the general public and the media because of the seemingly common impression that it is a woman's game. And
perhaps the fact that it's one of the few
truly amateur sports, there being no
professional field hockey anywhere, has
something to do with its low profile.
Still, UBC has been a veritable bastion of field hockey. The co-eds adopted
field hockey first, in 1916, shortly after
women were beginning to discard
high-buttoned shoes, felt hats and tight
corsets. They had discovered an outdoor team sport and they took to it eagerly.
It wasn't until seven years later that
UBC had its first men's Varsity team.
Before English women took up the
game late in the 19th century and proceeded to popularize it throughout the
world, "hokay" had been the exclusive
property of men.
The men's game in England, France,
India, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia and other countries
still continues in high favor. Field hockey and cricket are the national games
of India.
For the pre-1960 UBC students, field
hockey was basically a "local" game.
There still is no inter-collegiate league
for the men, and the women until recent
years also were confined to competition
in local leagues. It was a healthy, but
very quiet existence.
The stature of the game, however,
15 UBC's women, in the solid blue
uniforms, play Simon Fraser's
representatives, The men's team is hist
p. at'
"■ng thel
has escalated appreciably du
last decade, boosted by ever-in
international performances c
dians in general and UBC stude
graduates) in particular.
The calibre of Canadian fiek:
has been enriched by travel, it
coaching programs and mon
sively organized youth corm-atitioii
Overseas tours have been prov Jing in^
valuable international experience, are>
quisite in the upgrading of Canadian!
field hockey standards.
Nationally, the men's program has!
been stepped up for the IV-ontrea
Olympics. As host country Canada haj
a bye into the field hockey tournament
Though a medal at Montreal is virtually!
out of the question, the men have been
improving gradually at the international
At their rate of progress, the Cana-I
dian men's team should take a
medal  at  the  next   Pan-American]
Games. They've finished fourth, t
and second, in that order, in the
three Pan-Am competitions. And the)
predominately B.C. team that rep
resented Canada in Mexico this fall wasl
unlucky to lose against Argentina,
in the playoff for the gold medal.*
The silver and bronze medals earned
by the field hockey men were the only
team medals earned by Canada in the
last two Pan-Am meets. The men didn't
qualify for the last Olympics, but they
finished fourteenth at Tokyo in 1968.
Women's field hockey is expected to
be included in the 1980 Olympics and
UBC will be the "capital" of the game
the year before the next games. UBC in
1979 will be hosting the recently organized women's world championship
tournament, a prestigious and gigantic
undertaking involving teams from 22
UBC has contributed immeasurably
to the development of competitive
teams and players on the international
level. And many people have been responsible for the buoyancy and progress of the game on the campus, principally the indefatigable Harry Warren
and Malcolm McGregor and, most recently, Eric Broom and Barbara
Dr. Warren is the patriarch of UBC
* UBC's representation at the ,
Games in Mexico was not lit
field hockey. Headed by chef
sion, Robert Osborne, directoi
school of physical educat'u
Canadian team included am-
members: four administrative as
ical personnel; six basketball /
two aquatic participants; 11 rov
track and field athletes; two b
players; 11 volleyball players,
lone yachtsman, the national c
all students, former stude
graduates of UBC.
de mis-
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and fl|
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g    "He'ni' -ured the men's game in its in-
y.,,,1 the campus. He also organized
hc-ckey for youngsters in the Uni-
ity Endowment Lands area, providing encouragement and a "farm sys-
em" for future UBC and national
Otht.r areas have followed suit by
uu"   oroomuig boys in their early teens. Arn-
8'n   bitious and successful youth programs
have been developed in the Delta and
West Vancouver areas.
One of field hockey's burdens, at
least in the men's game, has been the
lack of precocious young players. The
game for boys is not encouraged in public secondary schools, only in the private schools, while it continues to
flourish for the girls in all schools.
"These youth programs are imperative to the future success and progress
of Canadian field hockey," says Dr.
Broom, the former national and UBC
men's coach. "The players now coming
to UBC are more skilled because of the
youth programs and the improved
coaching they're receiving in their formative years."
Broom has had a profound influence
on Canadian field hockey since 1964
when he came here from England to join
UBC's faculty of physical education,
expressly to coach field hockey. He
came with impressive credentials, having coached several sports for six years
as a member of England's Sports Council. Warren, president of the Canadian
Field Hockey Association at the time,
didn't hesitate in appointing Broom to
conduct summer-long coaching clinics
across the country.
From 1965 through 1969, Broom also
coached the national team and both the
B.C. men's and women's teams. He's
currently a coaching advisor to the national team, though he's on leave of absence from UBC. He is now with the
provincial government as the recently-
created associate deputy minister of
leisure services, co-ordinating sports,
recreation and culture in the province.
Broom's successor as men's coach is
John McBryde, a civil engineer in Vancouver. Still an active player in the local
league, McBryde played in 42 test
matches for Australia from 1960
through '66. He was captain of Australia's bronze-winning team at the
1964 Olympics and has captained several Canadian and B.C. international
and touring teams.
"Canada still is a long way from beat-
»ng the top countries," explains Broom.
'But the game here has grown tremendously in the last 10.years during
which time Canada has become respected throughout the world."
With Eric Broom at UBC, the campus has been the home base of the national men's team. All but three members of the 16-man Pan-Am team were
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17 B.C. players—nine of them presently at
UBC or former students.
Many of the 22 players now training
under coach Errol Hartley and manager
Vic Warren, BA'60, a former UBC
stalwart who is Harry Warren's son,
play or played on the campus. Current
Thunderbirds still on the squad are
Doug Pready, a product of the Delta
youth system, Kelvin Wood, Doug
Reimer, Peter James, Reg Plummer,
Tobias Fisher, Dave Bissett, Steve
Dersenroll and Mike Mouat. Plummer,
Fisher, Reimer and Dersenroll are from
Ottawa, the others B.C. products. Ex-
Birds with the squad are Alan Hobkirk,
BA'74, Lee Wright, BPE'66, Don
McFarland and Antonie Schouten,
Hobkirk, a Harry Warren protege via'
the UEL area youth program, was captain of Canada's Pan-American Games
team. A Rhodes Scholar, he's back at
Oxford where he distinguished himself
by being elected captain of that ancient
university's 1975 field hockey team.
"He's probably the first Canadian,ever
to hold that honor," says UBC coach
McBryde, himself a former Oxford captain.
Wright, a veteran of international
play, is the son of CFHA president
Harold Wright, MA'33, and the husband of Thelma Fynn Wright, BPE'73,
the petite long-distance runner who won
a silver Pan-Am medal in Mexico.
The 16 players chosen for the Olympics will be heading to Holland, Germany and England for a pre-games tour
in May. Coach Hartley wil! also be taking the team to his native India for a
Christmas tournament if the finances
are available. The UBC Varsity men's
squad is also planning a European tour
immediately following the Olympics.
Broom initiated the UBC tours in
1968 "because the players'needed the
extra competition and international experience." UBC toured Mexico in 1968
and England in 1973. "As the tours are
out of the regular university year (summer), all the funds are raised by the students themselves," he adds. "They
each contribute toward the expenses,
and conduct dances, raffles and bottle
drives for necessary additional funds."
The escalated international exposure
has, in Broom's estimation, hoisted.
Canada "very high in the second top 10
bracket in the world. A medal at
Montreal is totally unrealistic, but the
potential is there to finish in the top 10."
Canada's women's team, also abundantly stocked with UBC-groomed
players, finished 15th in last summer's
22-nation world tournament in Edinburgh, Scotland—which England won.
The Canadians, coached by Brenda
Head of England who had originally
been retained to conduct cross-country
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coaching clinics, won five c>:' eight--5
games at Edinburgh. Only a sc -reless'fl
draw against Belgium prevents ' them't1*
from advancing to one of the top, ualify.f'
ing sections and a considerably highei'I
UBC's top women's team. ..ouredii
Scotland and England at the sai: e time!
as the championships, winning; :?e and!
tying two of six games. The tean . how-l
ever, was without Shelly Win ;r and«
Nancy Moore who were with -he na-1
tional team in Edinburgh.
Presently active on UBC's four hockey fields are two men's teams and three
women's XV's, coached by a former
UBC student Gerry Gilmore. in her
second year on the physical education
faculty, Gerry is interim coach while
Barbara Schrodt, BPE'51, a field hockey fixture at UBC, completes her doctorate at the University of Alberta.
The Varsity women4s team won the
local league title last year but was
beaten by the consistently improving
University of Victoria in the recent
Canada West universities tournament
final. "Women's field hockey has improved considerably through better
coaching and international competition," offers Gilmore.
Though the women's game may be
losing some players to soccer, which is
now in vogue, field hockey will be focused on the campus with the coming of
the 1979 world championship tournament. (Women's soccer, incidentally, is
becoming so popular on campus that
UBC will be forming an intercollegiate
team next year.)
"That women's tournament," says
Eric Broom, "will be the biggest single
championship ever staged in this country." Seven or eight fields will be required to entertain all the matches,
bringing the better soccer or rugby
pitches into play.
The two-week event, which will cost
in the neighborhood of $175,000 to produce, already has been in the planning
stages for four years. The CFHA is
committed to raising one-third of the
costs to stage the tournament, a campaign that was launched four years ago
by imposing special levies on the association's 70 member teams. There's
about $25,000 in the kitty so far.
"Though no branches of governments will commit themselves this far
ahead for grants," says Canadian women's team manager Dorothy Asuma,
"the rest of the required financing will.
hopefully, come from Ottawa an i Victoria."
So Canadian field hockey, r*.microscopic on the international scene t few
short years ago, will be magnif od to
worldly proportions this sumn t in
Montreal and in 1979 at UBC.
Bully for Canadian field hockey. a
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Wancouwer Institute's
60th Season:
Spring Program
Continuing its sixtieth anniversary season of
distinguished lecturers, the Vancouver Institute is presenting a spring series which covers everything from scientific citizens to
mental retardation.
The series, held at UBC's Instructional
Resources Centre on campus Saturday evenings, will open January 10 with Donald Webster* curator of the Canadiana section of the
Royal Ontario Museum, discussing
Also appearing will be: January 17, Gun-
mar Dybwad, "Mental Retardation";
January 24, Dr. Noam Chomsky, professor at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
"Human Nature: The Linguistic Evidence";
January 31, a speaker was not confirmed at
press time; February 7, former head of the
Canadian Radio Television Commission,
Pierre Jmneau, whose topic is not yet
finalized; February 14, Vlrgbiola Trimble,
professor at Maryland University and the
University of California, "Cosmology-
Man's Place in the Universe"; February 21,
David Laidler, an economist from the University of Western Ontario, "Recent Experience with Incomes Policy and its Implications for Canada"; and February 28, Gerard
Piel, editor of the Scientific American, "Science and the Citizen: The Scientific American and its World Public."
All institute lectures are free and commence at 8:15 p.m. The public is welcome.
Reunion Days started early this year with
the Sept. 30 dedication of the Fairview
Grove and Leonard S. Klinck Stone. The
stone was unveiled by Dr. Klinck's son,
Ronald Klinck (top, center) assisted hy
alumni president Ken Brawner. Klinck
greets two original UBC faculty members,
90 year-old John Turnbull, professor
emeritus of mining and F.C. "Freddy''
Wood, professor emeritus of English....
Athletics were a part of the October
reunions. The first alumni vs. Thunderbirds
hockey game was played- the 'Birds won.
'Birds coach, Bob Hindmarch (middle,
right) assisted Frank Fredrickson a Hall of
Fame member, who dropped the puck to
start the game. Frederickson coached the
'Birds in the 40s and50s.... The campus and
Commodore reunions were a great success.
The class of science '30, probably won the
prize for the best attendance - 25 of their 35
members attended their traditional stag
dinner. Over 200 alumni visited Cecil Green
Park. Many took the campus bus tour
(bottom) to see what was new.... Classes of
'26, '31, '36, '41, '46, '51, '56, '61, '66-
markyour calendars now for Reunion Days
'76, October 23,1976.
)>aft« fgsii ©re Called for
gal? pus Aquatic Centre
jTender have been called for the first stage
c0ns action of the pool which has been
to provide recreational, educa-
a d competitive facilities and will be
imp. tant focus of community involve-
oi' ihe campus. Financing for this stage
the t roject comes from equal contribu-
ol £925,000 from the students and the
ry, and a $333,000 grant from the
ovine il community recreation fund. Addi-
fi ids are expected from a public cam-
ir the new year. The alumni associa-
which has endorsed the concept of the
is currently developing its plans for
participation in the fund raising effort._
Part of the site preparation for the $4.7
million campus pool complex to be built between the Student Union Building and the
Empire Pool required that 19 trees from a
stand of Lombardy poplars be removed. And
removed they were, to the accompaniment of
loufstudent protests.
ifgroup of volunteers, headed by Jake van
derlKamp, AMS president and Alf Adams of
theyriiversity's Resources Council, have
come up with a plan to replace the 19 fallen
tree^with a new grove of 38 trees on a site to
the north of the War Memorial Gym. The
first planting of 22 English oak and beech
trees'took place in October. Funds for the
project are being solicited from campus and
community. "What we want are modest gifts
from many donors," the committee said.
Gifts from one dollar to $50 are very wel-
Gifts over $200 will be declined with
. Donations may be made to the Pool
Grove Fund, University Resources Council, UBC, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.
YlCs Gather
Aflhe Green
Mellow music from the piano, the crackle of
an'open fire and convivial conversations are
filling the air Thursday evenings at Cecil
Green Park. And all these pleasant things —
including some tasteful hot toddys — are
being enjoyed by the members of the Young
Alumni Club.
The new Thursday evening format is a distinct contrast to the disco atmosphere of Fridays — live band or taped music, dancing
and cr wds of members and their guests.
Choose the evening that suits your style —
Thursd rys 8 pm to 11:30 pm; Fridays, 8 pm
to 12:3; am.
^The 3reat YAC Fitness Program continues n the wake of the enthusiastic example set by the women's baseball team this
summe . (Seems they had a lot of fun and the
less sa; ! about the scores the better.) The
Pre-sk: program has drawn its share of
mogul- ■ unters and schussers from among
the me ibership. All those super-keen, and
fit> skii rs are taking off for the Second Annual Y. >C Manning Park Ski Expedition in
«te Jas jary. Two other ski trips are planned
tor late in the season. In January volleyball
wiH be -tdded to the schedule.    .
Merr.bership in the Young Alumni Club is
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21 The beayly of
British Columbia^
'   the magic ©^
The Harrison.
Just east of Vancouver, there's a
resort that offers a rare blend of
natural charm and sparkling personality. A distinguished resort of 285
rooms, where you can enjoy sumptuous cuisine, nightly dancing and
entertainment, swimming in heated
pools, golf, tennis, riding, boating,
water-skiing. A resort that's perfectly attuned to its magnificent
setting.And ideally suited for relaxing and memorable holidays. The
resort is called The Harrison ... and
it's ready now to bring a little magic
into your life. For our color brochure,
write: Claus Ritter, General Manager, The Harrison, Harrison Hot
Springs, British Columbia, Canada.
Represented in the West by
Fawcett/Tetley Co.
open to all recent grads of the university and
students in their final year. For full information on any of the club programs or to put
your name on the mailing list for the YAC
Yak, the club newsletter, contact the club's
new president, Dave Smith, BCom'73 or the
club manager Brian Johnson on club nights
or call the alumni office 228-3313.
Hello Dolly...
Welcome Back to
"Keilo Dolly . . . it's so nice to have you
back ..." to help MUSSOC celebrate 60
seasons of musical productions.
This year's production of "Hello
Dolly"—a revival of one of MUSSOC's
most successful hits—is actually a double
anniversary. It is the twenty-fifth MUSSOC
production to be choreographed by Grace
The show opens in Victoria February
4—alumni are invited to opening night—and
runs to February 7. It moves to UBC's Old
Auditorium February 11 to 21. There is a
gala reunion scheduled for Friday, February
13 for all old MUSSOC troopers—tap shoes
optional—with a buffet at the faculty club
before the performance. Full information
will be available in January. To make sure
your name is on the mailing list contact the
alumni office, 6251 N.W. Marine Drive,
Vancouver V6T 1A6, 228-3313:
And How Does UBC's
Garden Grow?
Wanted: Alumni with greens thumbs or wishing to cultivate same.
The UBC Botanical Garden, midway
through a ten year development program, is
about to expand its educational and informational activities andis looking for some volunteer assistance. An interest in plants or
gardening is the only prerequisite to membership in the group that the garden's director, Dr. Roy L. Taylor, calls the Friends of
the UBC Botanical Garden.
In the past year the grounds of Cecil Green
Park have come under the care of the botanical garden staff, along with those at the
school of social work's, Graham House and
A season of music from Alumni Con erts
The series features the work of outstanding
students. The first evening's program
included Sharon Krause, piano, Alti fa
Holdcroft, flute and Margaret Bluhm
the former university president's house. This
house has been turned into the headquarter?
for the garden's activities. Among other responsibilities are the Nitobe Garden, Totem
Park, the rose gardens and the grounds of the
new Museum of Anthropology.
The main garden site, currently underdevelopment on the south campus, is intended
as a "living laboratory." It will have teaching
and research facilities and provide an educational experience for the general public.
So, if you fancy yourself a budding nor-
ticulturalist or just like green and growing
things, your volunteer services can help
U BC's garden grow. For further information
contact the alumni office, 6251 N.W. Marine
Drive, Vancouver V6T IA6 (228-3313).
The Essence of
Chronicle Squash
The Third Annual Chronicle Squash Tournament and Bunfeed, held early in October
at the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre,
displayed the usual fine form, enthusiastic
play and sporting behaviour that have come
to characterize this very tasteful event. Some
even claim it to be the highlight of their fall
social and sporting calendar.
Divided into Smashers and Planers 32
players squashed their way through four
rounds of play. The result of all this effort
was that the Squashed Cup, emblematic of
supremacy in Chronicle squash wa:< won—
for the second year in a row—by Robeit
Johnson in a thrilling final in whicr he de
feated John Bouck. The awards ceremony a
highlight of the bunfeed—featured me pre
sentation of several distinctive awm'ds in
eluding a Founders Award—appro; riately
awarded for the first time to the fo nders
Clive Cocking and Perry Goldsmit . both
late of the alumni association staff.
The Flailers division was won by arouk
Rai, a student in social work. His ■ahatit
opponent, defeated but undaunte . was
Gordon Ellis, past president of YAC
It is rumoured that the editor and ; e pro
gram director have already been seen j ractb
ing for the next year.
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cd L RC's rowing fleet at a September
emo*''- Namesakes, Dr. Walter Gage,
iter,  ear) and Aubrey Roberts (left)
ie new shells and Jack Carver
wo other guests just look.
jBC Hedcine
ittt Anniversary
quarter century ago, UBC's medical fa-
hung out its shingle and welcomed its
st students.
They celebrated the founding of the fa-
this summer with a three day sym-
at the campus Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. A "starstudded
cast" of researchers, teachers and administrators from Great Britain, the United States
and Canada discussed the future of medical
care, medical education and science policy
id medical research in Canada.
The proceedings of the symposium, with
[introduction by Dr. David Bates, dean of
medicine and an historical account of the
early days of the faculty—huts and all—have
been gathered in an illustrated commemorative volume, UBC Medicine, 1950-1975.
Published jointly by the alumni association
and the faculty of medicine, copies of the
book are available, at $8.50 each, from the
umni association, 6251 N.W. Marine
Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1A6. (Please
cheques payable to the UBC Alumni
Association.) □
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A champion of youth and  innovator in
church administration, Rt. Rev. Thomas
David Somerville, BA'37 (BD, Anglican College), has been elected archbishop of New
Westminster and metropolitan of B.C. and
the Yukon. He has been bishop of the Anglican diocese of New Westminster since 1969.
The first Family Physician of the Year award
winner three years ago, J. Conrad Mackenzie, BA'45, has been elected to chair the
board of the Canadian Council on Hospital
Accreditation. He is a member of the medical staff and head of general practice at St.
Vincent's Hospital, Vancouver.... One of
the founding members of UBC's faculty of
education and developer of that faculty's first
complete graduate program in educational
administration, Denis C. Smith, BA'46,
.BEd'47, (MEd, PhD, California), has retired.... M.J. (Mickey) O'Brien, BCom'47, is
also retiring at the end of the year and closing
up his well known Vancouver advertising
agency.... W. Ian Anderson, BA'48, has
been appointed executive director of the
northwest YMCA in La Jolla, California.
Since graduation he has worked for the
YMCA in Victoria, Seattle, Anchorage, Los
Angeles and Tustin.... Formerly with the
department of supply and services in Ottawa, AX. Duff Macdoneli, BASc'48, has been
appointed director of continuing engineering
education at UBC.
Judge Mathew Baillie Begbie has a shadow
on his tail. Duncan lawyer David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49, is writing his biography while on sabbatical leave.... An active
member of the Fraser Valley Bar Association, David B. Hinds, BA'49, LLB'50, was
appointed a Westminster county court judge
this year.... New president of the 83-year-old
North American Wholesale Lumber Association, Paul S. Plant, BA'49, is the third
Canadian to fill the position. He is a former
member of UBC's board of governors and a
past-president of the UBC Alumni Association.... A 21-year member of the University
of Saskatchewan's faculty. CM. (Red) Williams, BSA'49, MSA'52, (PhD, Oregon
State), has been named head of that university's animal science department.
Lance Gutteridge
Playing games is a way of life for many
people, but how many can actually set the
rules to the games they play and still collect $200 passing go? Lance Gutteridge,
BSc, 67, MSc'70 (PhD, Simon Fraser), a
mathematics graduate and systems
analyst at Computer Sciences, can.
As a side interest he and Tom
Dalgliesh, inveterate game players themselves, set up Gamma Two Games Ltd.
about four years ago to test their conviction that they could produce better games
than those they'd seen on the market.
The company originally produced
strategy games, leavened with a soupcon
of Canadian history to appeal to
nationalists. Quebec 1759 was one of
those. The player had the added tantali-
zation, depending on his or her
background, sympathies and perhaps
luck, of being able to reverse the tide of
history and relegate the English to a
minority position. Embarrassingly
enough, that game wasn't bilingual. "We
didn't have the money to translate it. It is
now. We don't bring out any non-
bilingual games," says Gutteridge.
They soon came to realize that designing and producing games was merely
moving pawns. The knights and the
bishops only emerged in the rough and
tumble, ever pushy world of marketing.
Right now Gutteridge thinks Gamma
Two is the only Canadian company producing games. Their sales have been
mostly in the west, and because of the
less popular appeal of the strategy games,
family games such as last year's Klondike, are being introduced.
It takes about six months to develop a
game. "Sometimes we have a subject
without a game idea, sometimes we have
a game without a subject. Somehow we
get the two together and work on it and
work on it, mainly doing it in our heads
until we get something that's good enough
to make a prototype of," he said.
Then the play testing begins, a fishing
stage in which 18 to 30 actual boards may
be worn through and 100 different variants are tested and evaluated. A resource group of about six play the game,
sit around and think about what's wrong
with it and decide how it can be improved.
"There are very few new ideas in
games. Normal!} >o: ciij^' i-... aiu
game and after about two minutes, if
you're experienced enough, point out
anything different about the game"
This year's games are Airline and
Team. Airline has a kind of Aristotle
Onassis type of plot, which involves flitting around the world pictured in the
centre of the board and acquiring landing
rights to different cities, connecting different routes, buying more and more costly
planes and charging higher and higher
fares. Team is a game of hockey managers, who draft teams, follow their teams
up and down in the standings, trade
players, cope with injuries, and perhaps
even chew on cigars.
"A good game should have good player
interaction," he says. "Everyone playing
solitaire at the same time just isn't a game
... if people are interacting with each
other, it's a form of role playing . .. And if
people are continually interacting with
one another, trying to influence or interfere with one another or just sort of communicating back and forth and getting excited about it, then it's a good game...."
The game should be neither too long
nor too short. Monopoly, he agrees, is too
long, but even though it breaks nearly all
of its own company's rules for a good
game, it is undisputedly one of the most
successful games ever produced.
"You want it to go on for a long enough
time that everyone has a good chance of
winning . . . you don't want people
knocked out early because then they have
nothing to do . . . other people feel sorry
for them and stop the game. So you have
to keep everyone in the game for as long a
time as possible in which they all a
chance of winning . . . and yet when the
game's to end, someone's got to wir fast
and definitely." So their games are a ned
at a time span of one and a half to nee
Gutteridge admits that deveh* ing
games as a business has taken some i the
pleasure out of game playing for hir;. because he can't separate himself fro: ; his
analytical role. He will play with fri. ids
in an evening if they suggest a garni hut
says he no longer initiates the piay. ^ -hat
is truly amazing is that his friends
invite him to play, even his own ga
He claims he doesn't win all the time
appearances suggest that he would
formidable opponent once the die
cast. Barbara 5.
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You'll see how great the great outdoors can be as you wind your way through
the snowcapped coast mountains to the vast rolling rangeland, long deep
lakes, winding valleys and rugged mountains of the Cariboo.
Explore Skeena Indian Villages, visit the goldrush town of Barkerville, take
m a rc-deo or enjoy some great fishing.
Boarc' the "Queen of Prince Rupert" at Kelsey Bay on Vancouver Island,
the se vice operates year 'round, or reverse the trip by driving from
Vane uver to Prince Rupert. Either way you'll get away to the most
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President: Kenneth Brawner, BA'57, LLB'58;
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MD'58; Barbara Ann Milroy, BHE'51; Pat
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Treasurer, BCom'58.
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Helen McCrae, MSW'49; Tom McCusker,
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MPE'69; Mark Rose, BSA'47; W.A. (Art)
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MA'69; Elizabeth (Liz) Wilmot, BSR'66.
Jennifer Warnyca, BSN'69, Women's Athletics; John Cartmel, BPE'66, Men's Athletics;
David Smith, BCom'73, Young Alumni Club;
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Fund; Jim McWilliams, BSF'53, Allocations;
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Special Programs; Helen McCrae, MSW'49,
Awards and Scholarships; Robert W.
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Division Representatives
Commerce: Pat Parker, BCom'68, MBA'69
Dental Hygiene: Frances Lawson, D.Dhy'71
Home Economics; Had'me Johnson, BHE'65
Nursing: Ruth Robinson, BSN70.
Alma Mater Society Representatives
Dave Van Blarcom, Vice-president; Dave
Theessen, internal Affairs Officer.
Faculty Association Representatives
Donald McRae, President; Elizabeth Black,
BLS'70, Treasurer.
Executive Director: Harry Franklin, BA'49.
The International Council for Aduit education has attracted Knute B. Buttedahl,
BCom'50, MA'63, (PhD, Florida State),
formerly assistant director of continuing
education at UBC. He will be a program
consultant with his home base in Toronto....
After external affairs postings in Port of
Spain, Brussels, Geneva and London, Percy
T. Eastham, BA'50, LLB'51, and his family
are returning to Ottawa where he worked for
a few years following graduation.
A translation of Roman Satire in English
by Edwin S. Ramage, BA'51, MA'52, (PhD,
Cincinnati), has just been issued by Indiana
University Press. Ramage, a classical
studies professor at that university, is also
author of Urbanitas: Ancient Sophistication
and Refinement.... S.M.A.L.L., The
Societe Midgette/ Alliance of Little Lawyers
decided to conduct a wee celebration in a big
way to honor Patsy Byrne, BA'52, LLB'56,
who joined the provincial court bench recently. The 10 celebrants rented an entire hotel
ballroom and dined by themselves in the
middle of it.... A mother of five, Dolores Rose
Branca Holmes, LLB'52, is another new
member of the B.C. judiciary. She sits in
Delta family court.
Another lawyer, ASasi A.W. Macdonell,
LLB'52, of Prince Rupert has been appointed a Vancouver county court judge....
Our type gremlins did some juggling in the
last issue which we would like to unscramble. It was definitely C. Robert Munro,
LLB'52, who spent seven years as assistant
deputy attorney general of Canada, but he
has now been appointed assistant vice-
president, law, for Canadian Pacific... And
it is Robin B. Leckie, BA'53, whose name we
dropped altogether last time, who has been
named president of the Canadian Institute of
Actuaries. He is vice-president and chief actuary of Manufacturers Life,Toronto.... Still
on the move after 10 years in such far away
places as East Pakisan, Liberia and Johannesburg, Edward J. Rankin, BA'52, is now
off to Copenhagen, Denmark, as American
commercial attache.... In the presence of
Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, University of
Toronto professor John M. Fredrickson,
BA'53, MD'57, received an honorary medical degree from the University of Linkoping,
Sweden, this year which cited his pioneering
research on the central nervous system, his
supervision of three Linkoping graduates in
their doctoral theses and his establishment of
a neurophysical laboratory at the University
of Linkoping.
There were squawks and ruffled feathers
rippling around Ottawa when Prime Minister
Trudeau appointed former Liberal deputy
minister of energy, mines and resources and
also his former principal secretary, youthful
Jack Austin, LLB'55 (LLM, Harvard), to the
Senate.... Stars also rise. Federal cabinet
minister Ronald S. Basford BA'55, LLB'56,
has been transferred to justice from national
revenue in the cabinet shuffle following John
Turner's, BA'49, (BA, BCL, MA, Oxford),
resignation as finance minister.
The Montreal Gazette's restaurant columnist Helen M. McGrath Rochester, BA'55,
has been recently described as the "undisputed queen bee of one of the largest industries in Canada's largest city." Are you getting what you paid for is her chief concern....
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Denis C. Smith
Just in time for Christmas, a new children
book Sasquatch Adventure, by Sheila
den Rolfe, BA'55, is now on the market-
Canadian literature buffs take note
Search of Jerusalem: Religion and Ethim
the Writings of A.M. Klein, by Gretl Krai
Fischer, BA'56, (MA, Carleton), has jus
been released. It considers Klein's particoli
approach to Canadianism.... Mine managt
at McDermitt, Nevada, which will bea
source of North American mercury onceiti
developed, is Alexander M. (Sandy) Lairl
BASc'57, whose previous jobs have
eluded work at mines in the Philippines
Craigmont and Endako.... Prince Rupei
lawyer, Robert C.S. Graham, BCom'5!
LLB'60, has been appointed a bencher oft
B.C. Law Society. He is also a member
the B.C. council of the Canadian Bar As
Thomas R. Johnston, BASc'59. is noi
production manager of heavy chemicals wit!
Hooker Chemicals and Plastics.... The net
director-general, technology and systems
research and development of the federa
communications department, John Madden
BA'59, MSc'61, (PhD, Oxford), w.'lbe
sponsible for non-space commumcatioii
technology. If he communicates as v, dias
rows, his wires will never be crossed In 15
and 1959 he won silver medals for rowing8
the British Empire and Pan A> leri
Games.... The dean of the Universit, of Vic
toria's faculty of education, K. Georj,; ■» Pe*'
sen, BA'59, (MA, Washington). (PhD
Chicago), has been appointed vice-peside*
for a five-year term.... Robert L. Porter
BA'59, BSW'60, MSW'70; is now e> ectiW
vice-president and secretary of the A-nencan
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ithThe United Way developing automated
impaign information and management sys-
lecrazy white man who astonished Indians
the Spatsizi plateau of northern B.C. by
erely watching sheep rather than hunting
Russian-born, Valerius Geist, BSc'60,
hD'67, has written a book about it. Moun-
Sheep and Man in the Northern Wilds,
'ers many parallels between human
and that of the animals. Geist di-
the environmental science program at
University of Calgary.... Two years as
's first federal corrections inves-
Ires   gator have reinforced for Inger Mmin Han-
n, LLB'60, one of the opinions she started
ut with. Addressing the annual B.C.
Ilizabeth Fry Society meeting recently, she
wi   firmed that "Corrections is a community
a   oblem and that's where it's going to be
)lved—-right in the community".... That lilt—
gvoice between periods on NHL Wednes-
iy night telecasts may shake up a few hard
it   ire viewers. It belongs to Canada AM's
>-host Helen Hutchinson Harrison, BA'60,
slotted for a PM spot as a regular hockey
'iewer in Toronto and Montreal	
A.B. McGavin,  BCom'60, (MBA,
pa   'alifornia), formerly vice-president and
'! general manager of Yorkshire Trust, has
ftk |een appointed president and general manger of that company.
••Another step forward, too, for ErkT.
fardey. BASc'62, from technical manager to
echnicr! director of Inland/Ocean Cement
Industries.... Death by Burning and Death
v Dro' ning have won Laurent J. Goulet,
?A'62. first and third prizes in the annual
pnadi ■;?) playwriting competition spon-
JP°red.'"•'"-■' the Ottawa Little Theatre.... A
r( P'PpliV:' attack of multiple sclerosis may
? rVecf"'"ged the direction of John M. Cum-
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puntec his spirit. He was formerly a Ross
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;pncoi., .er, coaching football and soccer.
]   ^ow h./ hopes to apply his experience in
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Sharpe Headley, BSc'64, DMD'70.
on the status of B.C.'s blind. A na.
port on the blind is due this winter. E
ley, blinded by diabetes several y.
was forced to give up a dental t
Jerald G. Stinson, BSc'64, is now I
and heads the census data dissemir
Statistics Canada. Roald Nasgaard
MA'67, (PhD, New York), the new vrtGa
lery of Ontario curator of contempt ary ar
first awakened to the scribblings on ie
late in his undergrad days and ft: nd thi
interest stimulated during a Euroj ean pi
grimage. An undeclared art nai
internationalist, he hopes to cont iue
playing exhibitions of unknown arti ts at
gallery.... Since his absence from she
and disappearance from our.records, Fred
Affleck, BA'66, has picked up a wife
PhD in the U.K. and a private economi
consulting business in Adelaide, Australia
"No children as yet," he says.
A complete about face for Robertl
Bailey, BSc'66, a one time chemical industi
employee turned arts administrator. He
now assistant director of the innovative Yor
University arts administration program thi
he graduated from three years ago.... Hi
career soared when his voice rose froj
baritone to tenor, and now after five years<
very successful concert and recording ses
sions in West Germany, Martin J. Cham
bers, BMus'66, MMus'69, is pursuin
another love at the University of Wester
Ontario, teaching operatic arts and crafts
His wife, Elinor Dandy Chambers, BMus'65
wil! teach piano there.... Ian M. Blake
BSc'67, (MSc, Windsor), has become
officer of Great-West Life Assurance Co.,,
It seems our hat trick mayor of Montreal ha
been a source of inspiration for someone
Chameleon entertainer (singer, actor, com
poser) Pat Rose, BA'67, in collaboration
Richard Ouzounian, has written a play abou
the Olympics called Olympiade. Let's hop
Olympiade is constructed more smoothly,
Following training at Montreal's Royal Vic
toria, John Cairns, MD'68, will be directini
coronary and intensive care at McMaste
University medical centre, Hamilton.
Chronicle contributor and fortunate es
capeefro'm B.C. politics, Eric Green, BA'68
is the key organizer behind Westminste
Canadian Theatre, a new local company dui
for January launching which ought to fill i
gap on the theatrical scene by devoting itsel
to Canadian playwrights.... Former UB(
bookstore manager, Robert Smith
BCom'68, MBA'71, has moved on to thi
Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Societj
here in town as assistant executive direc
tor.... A painter whose work has b-.,en exhi
bited at the Vancouver Art Galle /, UB(
Fine Arts Gallery, and in Montreal Londoi
and Prague, Jeffrey D. Wall, BA'68 MA'70
has left the Nova Scotia College o; Art
Design to teach eighteenth century paintini
at Simon Fraser University. He is« so prog
ram co-director for Pacific Ciner ithequf
and keenly interested in film produ. ion anc
screen writing.
Forsaking the snows of Prince Albs, t forth1
gales of Halifax, Kenneth Rutten, '  SW'"0
has been appointed executive di^ctoro
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ean Maui!- — Chambers
10m'   Nova Scotia's Family and Child Welfare As-
tra''a   sociation.  His wife, Jan Clayton Rutten,
MSW'70, has become a supervisor with the
rt '   city's social planning department.... Major
lustI   w.E. (Bill) Hellqvist, BA'71, recently re-
e   turned from United Nations duty in the Mid-
01   die East, now directs professional education
n      and development at National Defence head-
■   '   quarters in Ottawa. (We have it on good au-
rai   thority that there is no truth to the rumor that
am   he is now giving night school classes in camel
'sei   dressage.).... Investigating the "lusty lady of
the north", Prince George, the past year,
iuin   Neil B. Holmes, B A'74, financed first by the
stet   city then by an OFY grant, has uncovered
several surprising facts. Did you know, for
instance, that there were originally two Fort
Georges? He and two assistants are compiling two books on the city.... Prince George
W.E. (Bill) Hellqvist
area farmers will be able to get drainage,
irrigation and building design advice from
recently appointed B.C. agriculture department engineer John F. Metzger, BASc'74.
Allan—Brewster. Stuart W. Allan, BASc'72,
MBA'74, to Heather M. Brewster, BSc'73,
August 30, 1975 in Chilliwack.... Kiloh—
Woodside. David Bruce Kiloh, BPE'73, to
Patricia Woodside, BEd'73, September 6,
1975 in Vancouver.... Lindsay—Moir. John
Graham Lindsay to Terry Myra Moir,
BEd'71, in Kelowna.... Pooley—
Hawks worth. Ian Thomas Pooley to Sheryl
E. Hawksworth, BEd'71, August 29, 1975 in
Prince George.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Andres, BA'69,
(Elizabeth Small, BEd'68), a son, Michael
Frederick, July 13, 1975 in Quesnel.... Mr.
and Mrs. Graham Callender, BEd'68,
(Rosemary S. McKinnell, BEd'63), twin
sons, Brian William and Eric Graham, June
9, 1975 in Port Alberni.... Mr. and Mrs. William G. Cutress, BASc'69, (Evonne R.
Johnsen, BEd'71), a daughter, Kirsten
Evonne, July 24, 1975 in Calgary.... Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Murray Davis, BASc'65, a son,
Jeffrey Andrew, April 7, 1975 in Calgary....
Drs. Duncan and Nora Etches, BSc'69,
MD'74, (Nora MacGillivray, ,BA'67,
MD'74), a daughter, Vera Geraldine, September 9, 1975 in New Plymouth, N.Z....
Dr. and Mrs. Edward A. McBean, BASc'68,
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Kitchener, Ont.... Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher Mitchell, BSc'62, MSc'65, MBA'70,
(PatChataway, BA'64), a daughter, Heather
Patricia, February 28, 1975 in Vancouver....
Drs. Raman and Jane.Nayar, PhD'73, (Jane
Crocker, MD'73), a son, Tarun Adrian, September 12, 1975 in Pointe Claire, Que.... Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald R. Sanford, BASc'69, (D.
Gillian Sorenson, BSN'69), a son, .Timothy
Edward, March 23, 1975 in Merritt.... Mr.
and Mrs. Jerald G. Stinson, BSc'64, (M.
Eleanor Arthur, BEd'67), a daughter,
Catherine Elizabeth, August 8, 1975 in Ottawa, Ont.... Dr. and Mrs. James A.R. Stiles,
BSc'68, (Shonet MacLeod, BA'66), a daughter, Karen Denise, October 13, 1975 in Van-
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Witamin Psychology
The following letter refers to "Psychology
Changes Direction" by Josephine Margolis,
in the Fall '75 Chronicle.
Do you ever read your own gibberish?
"Psychology as a separate discipline is a
20th century phenomenon." In the same
paragraph you mention Skinner, but somehow neglect to point out that his "psychology" was largely a feeding program, based
on the training of children through eating. In
fact, your first sentence might read:
"Psychology is a discipline made necessary
by modern malnutrition." But nowhere in
your article is there a single mention of the
revolutionary (therefore simple) application
of simple nutrition to behaviour curiosities!
The brain as a component of the body, and
thereby affected by body chemistry, is apparently a strange concept at UBC. You can
play all the games you like with underprivileged kids (and I heartily approve the
effort)—but for heaven's sake, haven't you
heard Vitamin C significantly raises IQ, or
that B-3 curbs alienation and that food colorings are known to make many unresponsive
to learning anything? Worse, has it not occurred to you that the desire to conform to
community standards is always present in
physically and chemically healthy individuals, and that any psychology ignoring this
simple fact is just another branch of the
Freudian witch medicine and about as intelligent.
5 speak with all the indignation of bitter
experience and as one who has done her
homework in the growing evidence supporting a psychology based on the physical sciences only.
Daphne Overhill
Ottawa, Ontario
Credit Where It's Due
I was greatly interested in the article in
the Summer '75 Chronicle explaining the
exciting new concept of self-help housing
suggested for the campus. Sn the article there
is, however, a serious error in that Clive
Cocking implys the electric toilet is a recent
Swedish invention. Actually the electric
toilet was first invented and used by a distant
relative of mine, a Norwegian, Sven Vogel-
mensch, in the latter part of the last century.
At that time it is true Norway and Sweden
were one country so Cocking is technically
right, but as most of the research on this boon
to mankind took place near Oslo it is only
right this should be correctly stated, and credit given to the inventor.
As any Norwegian text book on the subject will tell you Sven Vogelmensch, the son
of an itinerant German machinist, lived with
his wife Helga and nine children in the village
of Bogsfjord, a low-lying,semi-swampy area
to the southwest of Oslo. Such was the size
and nature of this large group that the disposal of household wastes became an ever
increasing problem and Sven, drawing on the
expertise handed down to him by his father,
devised a plan to utilize the abundant hydro
electric power of the country to he
this noisome problem. Of his prototj
trie toilet little is known, but excerj
the local paper of the time record
new device used electricity and bat
reduce organic household wastes to
powder which was occasionally t
forcefully through a large pipe in th<
the house with a loud swoo -osh! 1
effluent had a decidedly beneficial < fe|
Mrs. Vogelmensch's tuberous b
which grew near the pipe but the ne
hood wives complained, according
paper, that their linens and other
took on the colour of Army issue.
This first setback did not, howevf i
Vogelmensch and, after much expen
he produced an improved version of
vice, an example of which is still on d?s
the Svenska Industria Museur
Addlebourg. Unfortunately this new
while solving the problems of the neightl"
laundry was subject to a number of te
defects which were to have tragic
quences for the Vogelmensch familf
combination of perhaps what we t'j
would say was too high a voltage
sufficient waterproof insulation made it!
susceptible to short circuits. Thus in the j
space of six months no fewer than
Sven's children and his dear wife Heig
fered swift, though mercifully pair
Failure on such a scale would
crushed a lesser man but Sven Vogelr
persevered and finally came up with as
and relatively reliable model which is thef
forerunner to today's unit. However, <
this success, tragedy was once again to s
at the man who, the noted German
and part-time guitarist Gunthur von
has called "Humanity's Greatest
tor." Late one evening little three-year j
Hjalmar, Sven's only surviving child,onj
tering the darkened room failed to noticet[
the seat was in the up position, and fel
with only a tiny muffled cry. In seconds}
electrical currents and bacteria had
posed the child and reduced him to a
pile of dust. As a result of this ultimate!
ter Sven became a morose and broken i
He avoided townspeople and moved to I
remote southwest part of the district and|
tie was heard from him. Occasionally i
were rumors that he was experimenting \
an atomic powered toilet which by fissii
fusion or both, broke down organic
materials and packaged them for use as i
lation in self-help housing units, but un
pily no records of these experiments es
is widely assumed they and all of Sve
notes on the electric toilet were losi at I
time of the mysterious explosion whii
1900 completely destroyed not only
southwest part, but all the rest of the dis
including the village of Bogsfjord itself.
I hope the above few historical nciesi
be of interest to your readers and the i
chitects of the proposed Acadia pr
hope also the unhappy history of the Jc
gian branch of my family is not rept ■■■
UBC unless of course, the first vict ns|
the project architects themselves.
Gloria Vogelmensc
A likely story...We're thinking of en er
in the annual Chronicle Creative  Wr\
Contest. The campus self-help hoits ngl
ject which died from lack of funds is c 'le
ing a revival as part of the Jericho  lal\:l
display. - Ed. □ ; 'j


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