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CHRONICLE
Volume 16, No. 4 —W inter, 1V62
Contents
Frances Tucker, BA'50
BUSINESS MANAGER
Gordon A.  Thom, BComm'56,
MBA (Maryland)
EDITORIAL   COMMITTEE
Cecil Hacker, BA'33, chairman
Inglis  (Bill)  Bell, BA'51, BLS(Tor.)
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
David Brock, BA'30
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54
John L. Gray, BSA'39
F. P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
Eric Nicol, BA'41, MA'48
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of
the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252 Brock Hall,
U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second
class mail by the Post Office Department, Ottawa,
and for payment of postage in cash.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge
to alumni donating to the annual giving programme
and U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors may
receive the magazine by paying a subscription of
$3.00  a year.
4 Editorial
—Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38
5 The University
9 Undergraduate Views
10 Report on Canadian University Uibraries
—Joan Selby, BA'44, MS(CoL), MLS (Wash.)
13 More Sports not Sporting Events
—Wilfred E. Razzell, BA'52, PhD (Illinois)
14 Teacher Training in British Columbia
—Leslie R. Peterson, LLB'49
16 One-Man News Service
—Fred Fletcher, '63
18        Then — and Now
—John V. Clyne, BA '23
20        Alumni speak out on Junior Colleges
—Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53
22 Forty-two Alumni Scholarships
24 Alumni Association
29 Alumnae and Alumni
42 Alumni Association Directory
BOOKS, PERIODICALS, VOICE-TAPE AND MICROFILM ARE ALL
LIBRARY RESOURCES. DISPLAY ARRANGED FOR US BY BASIL
STUART-STUBBS OF LIBRARY'S DIVISION OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS.
REPORT ON STATE OF CANADIAN RESEARCH HOLDINGS IN
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND SERIOUS LACKS WITH
PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO UBC'S LIBRARY WILL BE FOUND
ON   PAGES   10-12. Alumni Rights
and
Responsibilities
IN the fall of every year graduates make their way
back to the University for "Homecoming". Some
come annually, some occasionally, many think it would
be a good idea, yet never quite get around to it. But
whether they actually make the pilgrimage or not, for
most graduates just thinking about it conjures up nostalgic memories. Inevitably there is an appraisal of
hopes fulfilled or dreams unrealized.
For some of us the graph of realization against
anticipation is disappointing, for others it is gratifying and perhaps surprising. But whatever the chart
may finally show, its hopeful pattern was probably
set at the University. A shortfall or an ample fulfilment is a matter of chance and individual competence,
but the opportunity was provided by the University.
For this, every graduate owes a debt to the University. One recognition of this debt is in the endorsement by the Alumni Association of the principle of
equality of educational opportunity. This recognition
must, however, be more than a polite bow in the direction of an idealistic principle, it must be translated
into positive action.
Most of us live in B.C. and must be concerned with
all levels of education, but as alumni our chief concern is with higher education associated with the University. We must first be concerned that the classroom and teaching facilities at the University are
adequate to provide for all who are qualified for
advanced academic work; we must then be sure that
those who are qualified have the opportunity to use
the facilities.
Provision of buildings and equipment in a public
university is primarily the responsibility of government, as is the provision of operating funds to make
up the difference between reasonable student fees and
costs of operation. Alumni and the community generally have shared the first of these responsibilities with
government many times, and particularly in the Capital
Gifts Campaign of a few years ago. Students continue
an amazing record of filling in, by their own efforts,
the gaps between the essential and the desirable. This
assistance will continue. But, as taxpayers, UBC
alumni are fully aware that mounting costs of higher
education can only be met by public levies. The government has no magic and painless source of revenue,
it has only one ultimate source: the individual taxpayer. We must press to see that in the governmental
allocation of our money, adequate recognition is given
to the needs of higher education.
The apparent need can never be met, of course,
if there is an open-door policy at the University. While
none who have the capacity and desire to continue
academic work should be denied, practical and scholastic reasons dictate that only those who are qualified
should gain admittance. Standards of admission must
be rigidly enforced. If "late bloomers" suffer, some
way other than the disappointment and frustration of
an impressive list of failures in first and second years
must be found to identify them.
The responsibility for setting and maintaining standards lies with the educators and the University. Responsibility for financial assistance, not only to the
University but to deserving students as well, lies with
the community at large and with University alumni in
particular.
If, as alumni, we believe we have some special
rights in the direction of higher education, we also
have some special obligations. Every graduate has
been a charge on the public purse. None would think
it necessary to assess and repay this charge in full,
but all should recognize that it exists. The best way
to recognize its existence is by a tangible and continuing contribution to the University. We can exert our
rights as citizens, and as alumni we can make at least
token individual sacrifices through our Alumni Annual
Giving Programme. Uet us restake our claim to a voice
in University affairs by doing both.
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Alumni Association President The University
JOHN BARFOOT MACDONALD Was officially
installed as President of the University of British Columbia on Thursday,
October 25, the day before Autumn Congregation.
Dr. Macdonald was robed by Dean
Soward, senior member of faculty, and
welcomed as President by Charles
Bourne, representing the faculties of the
University, Frank E. Walden, the University alumni, Douglas Stewart, representing the students, and Thomas Grant,
for the  staff of the  University.
Dr. Macdonald's inaugural address
was on "Excellence and Responsibility".
Excellence he described as superb performance  in  whatever  field.
"The University of British Columbia
must have clearly defined and expressed
goals, lt must interpret these goals to
the people of the province and to the
nation. Yes, we want excellence, we will
strive for it. We will demand it of staff
and students. Yes, too, we recognize our
responsibility for higher education in the
province, we will do what is wise and
practical to meet the needs in terms of
numbers of students and we will promote
and encourage and help to develop other
institutions of higher learning, not in our
own image, but to meet the demands and
challenges of a growing and adventurous
community. . . . This is our goal for this
University—the  pursuit of excellence."
On responsibility, the President said:
"A second, and no lesser objective for
the University must be to help modern
man to come to grips with the agonizing
responsibilities which history placed on
his doorstep. ... In spite of the unprecedented   opportunity   to   control   his
environment man has never been more
lost, never less sure of the difference between right and wrong, never more uncertain about the meaning of life, never
more frustrated in meeting his responsibilities."
Knowledge, said the President, is the
key to responsibility, but knowledge itself gives man merely the ingredients of
a  solution.
"The goal of higher education is to
challenge the mind, the heart and the
spirit of man and to create wisdom out
of knowledge."
Autumn Congregation
Four honorary degrees were conferred
at Autumn Congregation, the day after
Dr. Macdonald's installation as President.
Dr. Claude Bissell, President of the
University of Toronto, was given an honorary doctor of laws degree, with Sir
Ronald Gould, general secretary of National Union of Teachers in Great Britain, and Dr. J. F. K. English, deputy
minister of education for B.C. Sir Ronald
Gould gave the  Congregation  address.
Dr. I. M. Lerner, recognized as one of
the world's leading geneticists, and chairman of the department of genetics at the
University of California, received the degree of doctor of science. Dr. Lerner is
a BSA and MSA of this University and
a PhD of California.
Dr. English, who is a graduate of Alberta, took an MA at UBC, and is a
doctor of education of University of
Toronto.
In addition, 604 degrees were granted
to students at Autumn Congregation.
Two UBC graduates
honoured at Fall Congregation. Left, Dr. Mike
Lerner, DSc. Right,
Dr. J. F. K. English, LLD
Dean Soward,
Institute's
first speaker
in January
Vancouver Institute
The Vancouver Institute's Saturday
evening lectures are held at 8:15 in
Room 106, Buchanan building, UBC,
unless otherwise announced.
January 12 Dean F. H. Soward, Faculty
of Graduate Studies, UBC
1962—A Review of International
Affairs.
(Jointly sponsored by the Vancouver
branch, United Nations Association and
the Canadian Institute of International
Affairs)
January 19 Professor    George     Woodcock, Department of English, UBC, recently returned from a year in India
The Mountains and the Plain:
People    and    Places    in    Northern
India.
January   26 Dr.   John   B.   Macdonald,
President  of  the  University  of  British
Columbia
Higher  Education:   The   Way   Forward.
February  2   Professor  Wilfred  Watson,
Department   of   English,   University   of
Alberta
Tristram  Shandy  and  the  Comedy
of Early Modern Science
(Jointly sponsored by UBC Festival of
the Arts and the Poetry Centre)
February 9 Dr.  Peter Misch,  Professor
of Geology, University of Washington
A Geologist and Climber's Exploration  of  the  Northern  Cascade
Mountains (Illustrated)
February 16 Professor Henry Elder,
Director of the School of Architecture,
UBC
Humour in Architecture
February 23 To be announced
March 2 Dean T. G. Wright, Faculty
of Forestry, UBC
Trends  in  Forestry  and   Wood
Utilization in B.C.
March   9 Education   Week   speaker,   to
be announced
March 16 Mr. Gerard Pelletier, Editor-
in-chief of La Presse, Montreal
What Does French Canada Want?
(Lecture will be given in the University
Auditorium)
Ed. Note: See page 6 for traffic routes
and new evening parking arrangements
for visitors to the campus. More places to park for evening visitors to UBC
Evening visitors to the University will
find more places to park under new arrangements effective November 30. For
the benefit of our readers we offer a
map and the latest guidance.
Certain of the parking lots will be reserved for Faculty and Staff only, and
will be signposted
FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY
DAY AND NIGHT
The three parking lots Memorial Gym,
Biological Sciences and Fraser River
Model, which at present have night attendants, will continue as pay lots at 25c
for the evening. The parking areas behind the Field House and Brock Hall
will also become 25c pay lots as soon as
the necessary arrangements can be made.
Further experience may necessitate
changes in the number and size of pay
lots.
All other areas designated as parking
areas will be open for use free of charge
by the public, whether members of the
University  or visitors.
These night parking regulations will
be in effect from Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 a.m., and
at weekends from 12:30 p.m. on Saturday to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, except that
during the weekend period there will be
no charge in any of the pay lots. Day
parking regulations apply on Monday
through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
The proper use of the areas reserved
for Faculty and Staff at night will be
strictly enforced, and members of Faculty and Staff are requested to make use
of these areas as far as possible, rather
than occupy spaces which would other
wise be available to the general public.
Until further notice the designated areas
in the following lots will be reserved for
Faculty and Staff at night
Library
North Lot
Memorial Road
Aggy
Civil Engineering Canopy
Power House
Fire Hall
University Boulevard
New Education Building
B.C.  Research
Rear Wesbrook Hospital
Night teachers and students, namely
those who do not park on the Campus
till after 5:30 p.m., do not require parking permits. Anyone, other than a casual
visitor, wishing to park before 5:30 p.m.,
however, must have such a permit.
/ACADIA   CAMP"?
This current parking and  traffic  map for UBC  shows student parking areas and the three present pay lots. Faculty and staff areas are
indicated  on  the  map  but are  described   in   the  accompanying   text,  as well as the areas that will become pay lots shortly.
not A dtninistrative Changes
The Board of Governors has approved
the establishment of an Office of
Academic Planning. For the coming
year. Dr. S. A. Jennings of the department of mathematics has agreed to serve
as director. He will be responsible for
the preparation of statistical material,
forecasts of enrolment, building needs
and staffing requirements.
The position of architect-planner has
also been approved. This person, when
appointed, will be responsible, through
the President and dean of administrative
affairs, to the Board of Governors for
planning physical facilities on the
campus. At the same time, he will be
responsible for preparing a master plan
for the future development of the
campus.
Sir Ouvry Roberts, who has been made
director of traffic, will retain his present
responsibilities as chairman of the ceremonies committee and secretary of the
University lectures committee.
Norman D. Lee and Associates of
Vancouver have been appointed consultants to the University on traffic and
parking. They will act in co-operation
with the director of academic planning,
the architect-planner, and Sir Ouvry
Roberts to prepare long-term policy on
traffic and parking.
Alsbury Appointment
Thomas Alsbury, BA'34, BEd'47.
Mayor of Vancouver, has been appointed
executive director of UBC Development
Council. Mayor Alsbury, who recently
announced he would not seek re-election
after nine years in civic politics, is a
former school  principal.
Mr. Alsbury will have complete responsibility for undertaking the educational work of informing the public of
the plans and developments of the University and also the collection of funds.
Mr. Alsbury follows Aubrey Roberts
as director in a post that has changed in
duties. Mr. Roberts resigned to return
to his former work in public relations
and as business consultant.
Dean of Student Affairs
Walter H. Gage has been named Dean
of student affairs.
President Macdonald said the intention
in making this appointment is to bring
all the functions related to students
under the general supervison of one
senior administrative officer of the University.
As Dean of student affairs, Dean Gage
will be responsible for policy, administrative arrangements, and supervision of
student housing, student health service,
relations with the Alma Mater Society,
office of the Dean of women, athletics,
Thea Koerner Graduate Centre, International House, relations with fraternities and sororities, and overall space requirements.
"Dean Gage," said the President,
"holds a position of respect and affection
throughout the University, and I know
the news of his new appointment will be
warmly  welcomed."
Dean Gage continues to hold his present position of Dean of inter-faculty
affairs and in this capacity will continue
to be responsible for fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, prizes, and loans to students.
Senior Non-Academic
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William   White
William White, CGA, has been
appointed bursar and treasurer of the
University of British Columbia by the
Board of Governors.
Mr. White, who has been a member of
the University staff since 1950, has
worked closely in the past 12 years with
Dean E. D. MacPhee, who will retire
as dean of administrative and financial
affairs on June 30, 1963.
Mr. White, who will assume his new
position on July 1, 1963, will be the
senior administrative officer of the University responsible for the direction of
non-academic affairs, including the
supervision of University finance, building and plant service, personnel services, and planning programmes.
Mr. White was born in Blantyre, Scotland, educated in Scottish schools, and
served in the Royal Air Force with the
rank of squadron leader. After a business career in Britain, he emigrated to
Canada in 1947. He is married and has
three children.
President Macdonald said "Dean
MacPhee's retirement will be a matter
of regret to us all.
"1 am happy to find on Dean MacPhee's own staff a senior officer well
capable of carrying on his important
work. Mr. White is a man on whose professional judgment and competence we
can rely. His previous experience and
intimate knowledge of the University fit
him well for his new position. I am sure
Mr. White's appointment will be welcomed by the whole University family."
Meteor- Watch
Dr. William Slawson, a member of the
Institute of Earth Sciences at UBC,
wants to hear from anyone who thinks
he may have sighted a falling meteor or
found meteorite particles anywhere in
British Columbia.
Dr, Slawson, an assistant professor of
physics, is also a member of the Associate Committee on Meteorites of Canada's National Research Council.
The committee was organized last year
to stimulate recovery and research on
meteorites. As a result, Canada is one
of the few countries in the world with
an organized, nation-wide, meteorite reporting system.
More than 100 meteors fall on Canada each year, Dr. Slawson says, but
few are reported and recovered.
British Columbia, he adds, presents
special problems of identification and recovery  because  of difficult  terrain.
Dr. Slawson says two rules should be
observed if a fireball is sighted.
First, note the exact time the fireball
is sighted. A number of bright objects
may be seen within a few minutes or
hours of each other and it is essential
to avoid confusion.
Second, try to make an accurate observation of the object from the point
where you are standing. Observers
should try and relate the fireball to star
position or points of the compass and
in terms of elevation above the horizon.
If several accurate sightings are obtained, says Dr. Slawson, it is possible
to plot the path of the meteor's fall and
its probable point of impact.
The fireball will probably be accompanied by a sonic boom or thunder since
meteors enter the atmosphere at speeds
in excess of the speed of sound.
Dr. Slawson has special forms which
he will send to anyone who wishes to
report a sighting.
He emphasizes that it is important to
report sightings as soon as possible so
that fragments of the meteor may be
collected quickly.
This is important, Dr. Slawson says,
because study of the radioactivity in the
meteorites is one of the best methods
we have of obtaining information about
the age and origin of the planetary system, cosmic rays, and re-entry heating
effects.
Meteors which burn out and fall to
earth usually shatter on impact and
scatter over a wide area, Dr. Slawson
says.
Fresh, undamaged specimens are
covered with a black fusion crust which
may exhibit flow lines caused by the
melting of the surface when it enters
the earth's atmosphere.
The interior of the stones may be any
colour from a light, almost white, material to a deep grey.
Native iron is another important
meteorite characteristic and can be detected with a small magnet. A third
identifying point is the absence of
spherical cavities in the specimen in
contrast to slags or rock formed on
earth. Tree-Planting Gun
John Walters, BSF'51, MF'55, research
forester at UBC's research forest near
Haney has developed a tree-planting gun
and bullet which will shoot tree seedlings into the ground at 1,500 rounds
per hour. At present, using manual
methods, it is possible to plant 750 to
1,000 seedlings per day.
The gun, which looks like a compressed air jack hammer, stands 42
inches in height and fires plastic bullets.
in which the seedlings have been grown
from seed, into the ground.
The plastic bullets, two and a half
inches long and seven-eighths of an inch
in diameter, are loaded into the gun at
right angles to a vertical shaft which is
held by the operator.
To press the bullet into the ground
the operator simply exerts pressure on
the vertical shaft. When the shaft retracts another bullet automatically falls
into the firing muzzle of the gun and is
ready  for planting.
The plastic bullets are weakened by
a groove which runs the length of the
bullet. As the seedling grows and its
roots expand the bullet is shattered.
Mr. Walters says the idea for the
gun came to him 12 years ago when he
was a student at UBC. He produced the
first working model two  years ago and
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it has gone through four modifications
since then.
In addition to reducing the physical
labour and time involved in planting,
the method could be a boon to companies reforesting logged-off land in B.C.
because of its flexibility.
B.C. presents special problems in reforestation, Mr. Walters says, because
of steep terrain and deep accumulations
of slash. The gun overcomes these problems because it is light and planting
can easily be accomplished through
light slash.
The gun, itself, however, is the least
important part of the project, Mr. Walters claims. He says the most important
development is the technique of pot
planting for seedlings.
The bullet in this case is the pot in
which the tree is started before planting. The technique of pot planting is
not new but it has proved extremely
costly and is practical only where
labour costs are low.
The only problem remaining in connection with operation of the gun is
the biological one of determining
whether or not bulletted seedlings will
grow as well in competitive, natural
conditions in the fields as will two-year-
old stock grown in nurseries.
Douglas fir seedlings less than two
years old or six inches in height, for instance, may be too small to compete
with other vegetation around them.
This factor is less important in species
such as spruces, balsam, and cedar,
which are capable of tolerating such
natural conditions as large amounts of
shade.
Another problem which must be overcome is a sufficient supply of bulletted
seedlings at a rate and cost which will
make the gun economical to use.
Prize Potters
Five B.C. ceramicists are among 20
Canadians who received awards at the
third annual ceramics exhibition at
Prague, Czechoslovakia, this year. The
five are all associated with the UBC extension department.
A gold medal was awarded to Hilda
K. Ross, summer school of visual arts
instructor and well-known local cerami-
cist.
Silver medals were presented to
Tommy Kakinuma, UBC instructor;
Avery Huyghe, ceramics studio student;
Santo Mignosa and John Reeve, both
former staff ceramicists in the extension
department.
Gift for Former Students
Many former students of Dr. Isabel
Maclnnes have in recent months had
memories of stimulating hours spent in
her classes on German poetry vividly
recalled by receiving from her a volume
entitled A Collection of German Verse
in Translation, published privately in
Vancouver in 1961. As the Preface
states, the translations are primarily a
by-product of Dr. Maclnnes' years of
teaching at UBC which began in the
year of its founding and extended over
almost four decades to her retirement
as head of a rapidly expanding depart
ment of German. The translations include most of the great names in German poetry from Luther to Rilke.
Hausmann and Agnes Miegel; one finds
among them poems which become important and familiar landmarks in German literature as well as others which
delight one because of their more modest
claim to attention.
Though the author in her Preface
suggests that her choice was prompted
more by her interest in and affection for
certain poems than by considerations of
completeness or balance, one notes that
Goethe receives the most attention with
12 of the 93 translations and that Heine
comes second with nine, and, of course,
this does not surprise one. An unexpected and particularly refreshing note
has been added to the collection by
the inclusion of six folksongs which have
been charmingly rendered; thus German
poetry's debt to the oral tradition, which
is evident in so many of the later poems,
is recalled.
The author's love of her subject is
evident both in her selection and in the
very sensitive touch she brings to her
translations which, as she states, are
dedicated gratefully to her students
whose eager response was their primary
inspiration.
The binding and layout designed by
Robert R. Reid are handsome and
striking.
Gives Presidential Address
F. H. Soward delivered the presidential address at the Fifty-Fifth Annual
Meeting of the Pacific Coast branch of
the American Historical Association,
held at Loyola University of Los Angeles on August 28, 29, and 30, 1962.
The title of his address was "On Becoming and Being a Middle Power—the
Canadian Experience".
Dr. Margaret A. Ormsby acted as
chairman of the section on the Economic Trends in Northwest History at the
same meeting, whereas Dr. Margaret E.
Prang read a paper on "The Origins of
Public Radio Broadcasting in Canada"
during the session of that section.
$10,000 BCTF Grant
B.C. Teachers' Federation has made a
grant of $10,000 to the University of
British Columbia for a major research
project in the Faculty and College of
Education.
Clarence E. Smith, a member of
UBC's Faculty of Education since 1958,
will conduct a year-long survey of all
recent research in education and allied
fields to determine how the training of
teachers  can  be  improved.
Dean Neville Scarfe, head of the
Faculty of Education said the study will
cover the whole range of teacher education, including curriculum, methods of
instruction, the content of teacher training courses and the type and amount of
practical experience required by teachers.
He said there have been recent advances in research in the fields of
psychology and sociology, as well as
education, which have not yet been
applied to the training of teachers. Undergraduate Views
Margaret  Frederickson,  new  recruit  for
Extension's liberal education division
To UNESCO in Paris
Dr. John K. Friesen, director, department of university extension, University of British Columbia, was one of
seven Canadian delegates attending the
12th session of the general conference
of UNESCO in Paris from November 9
to December  12.
Improving School Maths
Ralph D. James, BA & MA(Brit.
Col.), PhD(Chic), head of the department of mathematics at the University
of British Columbia, has been named to
an eight-man committee at the University of Illinois which will study the
content and teaching of mathematics
from grades nine to twelve in North
America.
He is the only Canadian invited to
take part in the current project and the
first Canadian appointed to the Univers-
sity of Illinois' project for the improvement of school mathematics, which is
supported by a grant from the National
Science Foundation of the United States.
Dr. James has made an extensive
study of secondary school mathematics
and has been a leading figure in pressing
for improvements in content and teaching of mathematics at the high school
level.
New History of Canada
Dr. Blair Neatby, of UBC's history
department, is one of the authors of a
projected 16-volume series on Canadian
history.
Dr. Neatby, who is also biographer
of the late prime minister Mackenzie
King, is a nephew of Dr. Hilda Neatby.
author of the controversial book on
Canadian education, So Little for the
Mind. She is also working on the history series.
The Canada Council announced in
September that it will give $2,000 a year
for five years to both the Humanities
Research Council of Canada and the
Social Science Research Council of
Canada,  sponsors of the project.
There hasn't been a comprehensive
history of Canada since Canada and its-
Provinces was completed about two
decades ago.
When student officials selected retired University president Dr. Norman
MacKenzie as the Great Trekker for
1962, they were prompted by far more
than a sense of duty.
In his 18 years as president he projected an image of co-operation with
students that gained him lasting admiration and respect.
Student officials have been waiting
for several years to honour him in such
a manner.
The opportunity came and they gave
him the Great Trekker award, the highest honour the Alma Mater Society can
bestow.
Three thousand students gave the retired president a standing ovation as he
received the award at a Pep Meet in
Memorial Gym November 1.
Later Dr. MacKenzie was guest of
honour at the annual Great Trekker
banquet where J. V. Clyne, last year's
Great Trekker. reminisced about days
gone by at UBC and pointed out how
each Trekker had contributed to the
University.
Dr. MacKenzie's informal manner of
dealing with students has gained him a
lasting affection  among  students — an
affection that administrators seldom gain.
* * *
This informality is in stark contrast
to the new regime under President John
Macdonald.
Dr. Macdonald seems determined to
project a different image from that of
his predecessor. And he is rapidly gaining respect for his business-like approach
to the problems of running this large
(13,600 students) institution.
His fresh approach to various problems is brushing away the cobwebs that
inevitably accumulate when one man
runs an organization for as long as Dr.
MacKenzie ran UBC.
And it is hoped that he will come up
with a firm long-range plan for the development of higher education in B.C.
The president has been busy reviewing
the operations of the University and
planning for its future.
His preoccupation has ruffled the
feathers of several student officials.
The last-minute invitations to student
functions that Dr. MacKenzie somehow
managed to honour have been turned
down.
Student officials have not been able
to walk into the president's office and
see Dr. Macdonald for a "little chat."
Even important business must wait its
turn on the president's agenda.
On the other hand, the president has
been most cordial to the students he
has met. And he has accepted an invitation to attend the annual academic
symposium.
Dr. Macdonald's overall approach so
far is not likely to earn him the affection
accorded Dr. MacKenzie. But it has
already earned him the respect of those
he has dealt with.
* * *
One of Dr. Macdonald's administrative changes has already paid off. Complaints from students about campus
traffic and parking have dwindled to
nothing since the parking committee
(made up of already overworked professors) was abolished and Gen. Sir
Ouvry Roberts set up as traffic czar.
•-!- * *
Complaints, however, still pour in
about campus food. It doesn't really
seem to matter what the food is like:
there'll always be people who don't like
Campus hockey and curling fans are
looking forward to construction of the
new v/inter sports arena, which should
start soon.
Working drawings have been completed and tenders let. The new arena
will be located at the south end of the
campus.
Diligent work by AMS treasurer Malcolm  Scott  unearthed  a  $75,000  winter
works grant for the project.
# # *
The Alumni Association has established a committee to advise the students on financial matters in planning
a new student union building for the
campus.
The committee will advise on raising
money and methods of financing for the
proposed structure, which is expected to
cost about $5 million in total.
The building may have to be built in
stages as money for construction becomes available.
Size of the building and facilities it
will contain have been determined by a
scientific sample survey of 12 per cent
of the students by American planning
consultant Porter Butts.
Dean Feltham (that's his name, not
his office), chairman of the joint student-faculty committee making policy decisions on planning questions, says he
hopes the building will be ready for use
within two years.
FRED FLETCHER '63 Report
on
Canadian
University
Libraries
JOAN   SELBY   summarizes   the
Williams   Report   lor   the   Chronicle
with   particular   reference   to   UBC's
holdings.   Mrs.   Selby   is   head   of   the
Humanities   division   of   the
University   Library.
COLLECTIONS in the humanities and social
sciences in Canadian university libraries have
been weighed and found wanting in a survey undertaken by Edwin E. Williams, Counselor to the Director on the Collections at Harvard University Library.
Initiated by the National Conference of Canadian
Universities and Colleges, the purpose of this survey
was to obtain a "candid opinion upon the existing
collections."
Candid, indeed, is Mr. Williams' published report,
Resources of Canadian University Libraries for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. "Except
in Canadian subjects and in mediaeval studies," he
summarizes, "there are no collections in major fields
that are outstanding as a whole." This is a sobering
statement, but it is not presented by Mr. Williams as
the whole picture, for he is as much concerned with
tomorrow's direction as he is with today's achievement. "In some respects, where an institution is going
is more important than where it is at a given moment,"
he says. It is within this broad and realistic perspective
that Mr. Williams analyzes the collections at fourteen
universities in comparison with one another. Although
all Canadian university libraries fall far short of a
desirable optimum, it becomes apparent that UBC
very probably has the second best research library in
Canada, behind Toronto, but nudging out McGill.
ONE of the most pertinent and potent factors in
UBC's success has been its selection and acquisition programme in journals—in Mr. Williams' own
words "a remarkable job"—based securely on collaboration between library staff and faculty. This
conclusion was fully justified by the results of the surveyor's two simple but effective methods of conducting
the inquiry. The first was a preliminary checklist of
some 240 periodical titles deliberately chosen to sound
the depth of the libraries' research potential. The findings here show that UBC "during the past twenty
years has added considerably more than any other
Canadian university." The second method was to elicit
opinions from faculty members by questionnaire and
interview, and this brought special commendation of
the head of the Serials Division, Roland Lanning.
The vital problem of systematic selection and acquisition is one to which Mr. Williams gives special and
close attention. "It needs to be emphasized," he warns,
10 "Building fine research collections
in a short period is not something
that can he left to chance"
"as Canadian university libraries move into an era of
rapid growth, that building fine research collections
in a short period is not something that can be left to
chance." Universities in the United States which began
in a slower and less pressured age have built satisfactory collections without any apparent selection policy,
but, says Mr. Williams bluntly, "Canadian universities
do not have the time; if growth is not to be wasteful,
acquisition policies and selection procedures must be
examined carefully and continually." An example of
this approved approach at UBC—by no means the
only example, but one that is specifically mentioned in
the report—is in the field of Slavonic Studies. "British
Columbia has the strongest Canadian collection on
history of the Slavic people and other nations of Eastern  Europe.  Collecting is being done systematically."
RESEARCH collections in the humanities and
social sciences are on a different order of magnitude to those in the sciences, and progress may seem
discouragingly slow. "The humanist's library, as essential to his research as the laboratory is to the scientist's, nearly always must be accumulated volume by
volume over a period of years." It is a mistake, Mr.
Williams warns, not to recognize the essential difference in building in these contrasting subject areas. Research in the sciences relies heavily on recent periodicals. Research in the humanities relies as heavily upon
books as it does upon journals, and, consequently requires a much heavier budget. Mr. Williams cites the
example of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
which spends only one per cent of its total expenditure on its library, while Harvard, deeply committed
to a programme in the humanities and social sciences,
spends six per cent of its total expenditure.
Mr. Williams points out, also, the added strain that
building research collections puts upon a library's
financial resources—"undergraduate enrollments can
be doubled without doubling the cost of the library
service, while a handful of students in two or three
new graduate programmes may need more books than
are required for an entire undergraduate library."
MR. Williams' primary task was to report on the
present extent and nature of the collections at
Canadian universities and his factual findings will serve
as a blueprint for many years to come. Within this
context, it is revealing to follow his probings of UBC's
comparative strengths and weaknesses.
It is difficult to assign UBC a place as regards its
psychology collection upon the basis of Mr. Williams'
findings. "Striking evidence that needs vary widely in
psychology," he says, "is offered by the fact that, while
professors at Toronto and Ottawa described their collections as relatively poor or inadequate . . . British
Columbia's holdings, though substantially less extensive, were described as generally satisfactory." A certain anomaly also exists with regard to UBC's position
in philosophy. Although third behind Toronto and
Ottawa in serial holdings, it is only fifth or sixth in
monographs. In religious studies—more particularly
in materials on the history of religion—British Columbia is not even mentioned.
BRITISH Columbia stands in third place behind
Toronto and McGill in historiography and general history. There is no library that challenges Toronto in ancient history, but UBC does earn a special
mention for its collection in Greek history (notably
Thucydides) and Greek epigraphy. The outstanding
collections in mediaeval history, as in mediaeval philosophy, are concentrated in Eastern Canada. Saskatchewan and Manitoba are cited as being "interested,"
but not British Columbia. In British history, Toronto
and McGill lead, while British Columbia is noted as
being particularly attentive to administrative history.
Toronto has at least twice as much material on French
history as any other library in the country, yet it was
described as "adequate for no more than a beginning
in work beyond the M.A."
INTEREST in the modern period of German history
is marked in all the Canadian collections and here
UBC is given second place. Toronto, however, in
first place with perhaps three times as much material
as British Columbia has only about 5,000 volumes!
It is noteworthy that Alberta is spending $2,000 per
year on modern German history and hopes to build
up the best collection in the country. In the history
of the Commonwealth nations "Canadian universities
might have been expected to be relatively strong, but
examination of the collections supports an opposite
conclusion. British Columbia appears to have a clear
lead in both serial and monographic holdings, and has
1 1 "Books are the soundest
long-term investment
a timvCi
rsity
can
make
comparatively good documentary sources." British Columbia is cited as having the strongest collection in
Far Eastern history; the cornerstone of the collection
being the P'u-pan Chinese library, donated by the
Friends of the Library. Latin American history has
been neglected almost completely by Canadian libraries, notes Mr. Williams, and he further implies that
United States history has not fared much better.
BRITISH Columbia is only third in its geographic
collection, yet has the "largest undergraduate
geography department in Canada, perhaps the largest
in North America." In anthropology the emphasis in
British Columbia has been on northwestern ethnography and anthropological theory, particularly relating to social change. Second to Toronto in economics, UBC "has stressed contemporary labour relations, and its collections on resources is particularly
good." In sociology British Columbia "appears to be
in the lead" but "no Canadian university library has a
comprehensive international collection even of recent
publications." Ranked behind Toronto in political
science, UBC has a particular interest in political
thought of the nineteenth century and of modern
France. In music, Mr. Williams found, "an excellent
start has been made" at British Columbia; while in
fine arts, there is a beginning "at least on the undergraduate level in Canadian, British and Oriental art."
In "research strength in the broad field of general
linguistics and comparative literature there can be
little doubt that Toronto is in first place, and British
Columbia second by a substantial margin." In the
classical languages and literatures, British Columbia
ranks second; in Italian, she has only "sufficient material to support some undergraduate instruction"; in
French, she contends for third place; in Spanish, "there
appears to be no interest in going beyond undergraduate instruction."
"Toronto has Canada's best research collection for
English language and literature, and British Columbia's
strength in learned journals is so great that it must be
rated ahead of McGill. The mediaeval collection at
British Columbia is good, Shakespeare folios are on
permanent loan there from the Folger library, there
is particular strength in seventeenth century poetry,
and a Burns collection has recently been acquired."
While "no Canadian university can be described as
having a strong collection for research in American
literature, British Columbia ranks second to Toronto
for the nineteenth century, but is distinctly ahead for
recent decades; indeed, it is the only collection that is
not strikingly weak in current American literature."
In German, once again British Columbia is commended for her holdings in scholarly periodicals, "but
the German collection as a whole must be described
as weak for all periods before the present century."
Mr. Williams found "Slavic an active field in which
several universities are vigorously building research
collections," with Toronto and British Columbia in the
lead. Toronto and British Columbia have the only
two research collections in the field of Far Eastern
languages and literatures. "Neither is yet a fully
adequate collection for advanced research in literature,
which is less well represented than history in the British Columbia collection. British Columbia must be
credited, however, with excellent materials for research
on the literature of South China, especially Kwang-
tung, and with valuable holdings in the classics."
IN his conclusions, Mr. Williams dwells with good
sense and admirable vision on Canada's particular
needs. A National Library, giving direction and having
a strong general collection, is one need; the completion
of the National Union Catalogue giving locations of
research materials across the nation is another; inter-
library co-operation fully developed but not abused
is a third. Mr. Williams warns against building only
on strength and ignoring overall weakness. The highly
specialized research collection approaching excellence
is much more valuable if it is founded on a good
general collection. Some building on strength, however, is desirable and universities might benefit by
agreeing among themselves to develop certain outstanding collections in the national interest. Such an
arrangement should be financed by special non-university funds provided by foundations or individuals
so that university monies are not diverted from the
primary task of raising the general level of Canadian
research collections.
"Improvement of Canadian library resources is
essential on all levels," Mr. Williams concludes, "It
will not be easy to advance on all fronts, neglecting neither the new research libraries that must be
created nor the existing collections that ought to be
improved; but books are the soundest long-term investment a university can make, and many of those
that are acquired now may serve Canadian scholars
for centuries."
12 To Al Fotheringham's query
"What about UBC sport?"
Bill Razzell answers
&'££
More SPORTS
not SPORTING EVENTS
Ubyssey
A  game doesn't need an audience says the author.
Dr. Razzell. formerly a member of Dr. Khorana's
research  team at B.C. Research Council.
is now doing research in California.
Allan Fotheringham, in his article "What about
UBC sport?" has raked over a load of old coals. As an
example of an alumnus who certainly has crystallized
his views towards "sporting events", I'd like to tackle
his subject in point-by-point rebuttal. (Ed. Note: See
Autumn 1962 Issue, pp. 12-13.)
First, 1 hate to think that Canadians must choose
between the sports played in Britain and the U.S. The
fact, self-evident in Allan's article, is that UBC has
chosen wisely—and therefore exposes its students to
all sports at hand (and may their numbers increase).
This leads to dilution, agreed, but only to the point
where so little emphasis is laid on any one sport that
the overweight, underexercised, overaffluent alumni
who usually support college whoop-de-do (frequently
to their financial gain) can't make enough noise about
any one. And a damn good thing, too.
There's no need to encourage the woolly-headed
thinking which leads one to go from lauding the
variety to criticizing the "vying for a place in the sun".
Is the measure of a sport the amount of sun it gets, or
the exercise and stimulation it affords its practitioners?
Who's to be the sun, casting such mellow rays, anyhow? I suspect: the paid sports writers and the misled,
unoccupied mass which turns to their cliche-cloaked
utterances every day.
No publicity, no fancy uniforms, no fancy stadium—
built with the funds of students too stupefied by the
mass AMS meets, the Big Block crowd, and the culturally starved Engineers to resist—and no crowds are
essential. In fact, I believe that they have deterred more
students from engaging in athletics (carefully distinguished from "sporting events") than they have attracted. They aren't necessary for sport: games played
for their own sake. If there's any other kind of sport
being promoted at UBC, you will find that I also have
a crystallized wallet.
And you don't need coaches on all four sides to get
the best out of any game; just guts, enthusiasm, and—
preferably—solitude, where the odd swear-word won't
offend anyone and a man (or woman) can face himself
unashamed. Victories, I admit, may stimulate a team
to greater effort, but victory has too often become its
own end. The result is: players on the field with novo-
caine in their joints, a studied abuse of rules when in
a pinch, and a bad set of habits carried into the world.
There is no problem to solve, Allan. Just to hell with
"victory" and every man decide if he won in his private
contest with himself: with his determination, his fears,
his selfishness. No great decision for all the knotheads
to read about, just some quiet pride in self or team.
Let your sensation soakers watch TV from the depths
of their chairs, beer and weed at hand; leave the students to their sports, the ones that aren't being played
in front of a grandstand, let them suck oranges, not
praise . . . It's a good thing UBC seems isolated. It
might allow each person to learn how eternally isolated
he is from the fellows around him, and learn to live
with it. We've more than enough joiners and followers
in Canada. Leaders stand alone.
I've played tennis, badminton, hockey, soccer, rugby,
football, baseball, volleyball, basketball, raced boats
and yachts, shot trap, skeet, and a variety of game;
I've worked in logging camps, hotels, cafes, bars, universities, private research corporations and farms, but
I've yet to meet anyone who has benefitted from participating in spectator (reportable type) "sporting
events".
You want Alumni to have their say? That's mine.
13 A Brief Review of
Teacher Training
in
British Columbia
by the Hon. Leslie R. Peterson, Minister of Education
Recently I took part in the opening of a permanent building for the Faculty and College of Education on the campus of the University of British
Columbia, a building which will play a significant part
in the greatest public enterprise of this province, education. The fact remains that however fine the physical
accommodation provided for our schools, our educational system can never be any better than the men
and women who give instruction.
The teaching profession is basic to all others. Unless we provide the facilities to prepare and educate
our teachers, we will not be able to graduate through
our public school system young people with the necessary background in scholarship to profit from a higher
education.
The College of Education building must therefore
rank at the top of the list of the many important
projects that have been undertaken on the campus of
the University of British Columbia in recent years. It
is the first new permanent building constructed exclusively for the purpose of teacher-training since
1915. During that same year the University of British
Columbia officially opened with a total registration of
435. Today, in the College of Education alone, enrolments are five and one-half times that figure, and
over thirty times greater in the whole University.
However proud we may be of the particular accomplishment, we must recognize that the opening of this
building is but one step of many which have been
taken over the years in this province in an attempt
to improve our procedures and our facilities for the
preparation and education of our teachers.
Not all the steps have been easy ones. A brief review of the province's history in the field of training
of teachers shows that many of the changes leading
to improvement have been difficult to implement, and
many have taken long to accomplish. Sometimes there
have been regressions. Nevertheless there has been
significant advance over the years.
The first provincial legislature sat in our Province
in 1872, and in April of that year—only ninety years
ago—a Board of Education was appointed. One of
the first steps of that Board was to adopt "Rules for
the Examination of Public School Teachers, and the
Issuance of Certificates of Qualification".
By the end of July, 1872, examinations for teachers'
certificates had been held, sixteen certificates had been
14 issued on the basis of these examinations, and seven
candidates had failed. (It would be interesting to know
how this standard compared with that in our present
structure). In addition, seven certificates had been
issued on the basis of certificates awarded by other
provinces. You will notice that even in those days
British Columbia was enticing a goodly portion of its
teachers from other provinces. This method of obtaining our teachers has by no means ceased.
In this same year, 1872, reference was made to the
desirability of having an appropriate institution for
the training of teachers. In 1874, the Superintendent
of Education, in his Annual Report, recommended as
a first step the establishment of high schools in British
Columbia, and pointed out that such institutions
would, for the present, answer not only the purposes
of high schools, but would also serve as training
schools for teachers, and model schools as well.
The Annual Report for 1881 indicates that a goodly
number of teachers had been trained through Victoria
High School to the point where almost half of the
certificated teachers in the province had been educated
at that institution. The want of professional training,
however, was recognized, and this need was to be felt
for a long time.
Problems of demand and supply during the early
years of our educational history appear to have been
similar to those of recent times. Temporary certificates, issued to unqualified persons, were introduced
in 1873, and have been in existence in one form or
other throughout this province's history. I might add
that, although we are by no means content with our
present situation, there nevertheless has been a significant improvement in this regard. Throughout the
years, as supply became difficult, standards were
lowered; as supply improved, standards were raised.
At one time, the passing level accepted for the lowest
level of certificate dropped to 25%. At another,
"monitors" without any type of credentials were
employed.
In 1891, age regulations for teaching certificates
were raised, and these required that male candidates
be at least eighteen years of age and female candidates, sixteen. By 1895 there was a surplus of
teachers, and undoubtedly this was recognized as an
opportunity for development of a normal school,
recommended some years before.
In 1901, as a temporary measure, a normal school
programme was organized in the High School building in Vancouver. Here, for almost a decade, a winter
session programme extended from October to April
(six months) and a summer session from July to September (three months).
In October, 1909, the long-awaited Normal School
building became a reality, eight and a half years after
the programme had started. A further extension of
teacher-training occurred in January, 1915, when the
Victoria Normal School opened and expanded our
facilities for the very necessary training of our
teachers.
During the period from 1872 to 1911, persons with
little or no professional study in education could
qualify for certification as teachers. Frequently they
had little academic education either, as little as second
year high school. Although the establishment of a
normal school in 1901 gave the opportunity for some
formal teacher-training, this training was not, however, compulsory. It v/as not until 1922-23 that a
year of professional training became a main requirement for certification as a teacher. It had taken some
fifty years to attain this level.
By 1937, when there had been some significant
increase in the supply of teachers, the requirements
for normal school admission were raised to full senior
matriculation standing; but, within a very few years,
persons were being admitted with deficiencies in one
or two respects, and by 1942 persons with junior
matriculation and only one subject of senior matriculation were accepted as candidates for teacher-training.
The first major attempt, therefore, for two years of
training beyond high school for certification, was
short-lived, mainly because the demand for teachers
exceeded the supply of qualified candidates.
In the years following the last war, extensive study
was given to the entire problem of teacher-training in
the Province. This study, in which representatives of
the University, the Department of Education and the
B.C. Teachers' Federation participated, finally resulted in the establishment of the College of Education
in September of 1956. The decision had been made
that in this province teacher-training should be within
the orbit of the University.
Many difficulties had been encountered, but eventually sufficient obstacles were overcome so that the
life of the College of Education, both here and at
Victoria College, could start. The pangs of birth may
have been difficult; the early days of childhood, with
astounding growth, undoubtedly had their problems;
but this offspring of our educational system is one of
which we can all be extremely proud.
15 This is Roger McAfee
at work.
Bill Cunningham   Province
One-Man
News Service
by FRED FLETCHER
Associate Editor, Ubyssey
Former Ubyssey editor Roger McAfee is finding out
what it's like to work full time for a national student
organization.
A nutshell description of the experience is: long
hours, low pay.
McAfee was elected national president of Canadian
University Press last Christmas at the annual meeting
of college newspaper editors in Toronto.
CUP is an association of 27 newspapers banded together to form a national student news service.
Since the association set up its news service four
years ago, CUP has had three presidents in its one-
man national office at Ottawa. The association itself
was set up in 1926.
As CUP president McAfee has the monumental task
of keeping a regular supply of news copy flowing to
member papers.
McAfee shares an office with the national executive
of the National Federation of Canadian University
Students, another organization operated by alumni who
sacrifice decent pay for idealism.
Editors of Canada's student newspapers send copies
of their papers to McAfee as soon as they come off the
presses. This means that he has most of the papers
within 24 hours of their publication. After looking
through the papers for material that might interest
student editors, McAfee stencils and mimeographs
releases and sends them to member papers. If a story
is important enough the information is telegraphed to
editors immediately.
In this manner CUP is able to provide most news to
editors within 48 hours and important news almost as
soon as it happens.
In a similar fashion members papers have the
responsibility of wiring "hot news" to the national
office.
If a paper requires specific information that would
not interest other papers McAfee will send the paper
a file of clippings on the subject—hoping that it will
be returned. CUP keeps extensive files in co-operation
with NFCUS.
16 Last year's Ubyssey staff, with Southam Trophy.
From  left: Denis Stanley, managing editor;
Fred Fletcher, news editor; Keith Bradbury, city editor;
and Roger McAfee, editor-in-chief.
Ubyssey
Information is available on a wide range of topics
covering almost every aspect of Canadian university
life. McAfee says he has lost some files to member
papers because they don't always return them to the
national office.
McAfee, 23-year-old graduate of UBC, succeeds
Ted Johnson of McMaster University as national
president. He was editor of The Ubyssey last year when
it tied with the University of Toronto students newspaper Varsity for first place in the Southam Trophy
competition. The Trophy is emblematic of supremacy
among Canada's university papers.
Roger, who came from Elliot Lake in Ontario to
UBC because he'd heard the theatre courses were good,
graduated this spring with a BA after studying English,
theatre and, he says, The Ubyssey.
"I'm afraid I spent more time at The Ubyssey than
at lectures," he says with a smile.
"But then an education is more than a few dry
books and a few drier professors."
Looking back at his own successful attempt to
capture the Southam Trophy, Roger says: "I don't
know where The Varsity came from, we were expecting
more trouble from Ryerson and the University of
Western Ontario."
How about this year? McAfee is non-committal:
"But it's sure no one is counting anyone else out."
McAfee thinks that campus journalism is, on the
whole, rising in standard.
"We often hear some discontented grad, perhaps a
columnist on a metropolitan daily, complaining that
campus papers are not as good as they were in the old
days. To that I have but one answer: They never
were."
"If the modern managing editor takes an honest look
at any of the top five or six college papers he will be
forced to admit the writing and makeup are as good as
his own paper. And, if really honest he'll be forced to
admit that campus papers are much more fun to read
while at the same time serving their readership as well
as any modern paper."
Roger thinks that it is a greater challenge to work as
president of CUP than on a daily because the work is
never finished.
"In this position the job is never done. There's
always the national conference and the trophy judging
to be arranged plus the regional conferences."
The conference McAfee refers to is the annual meeting of all editors to discuss problems of running campus newspapers. At the same time the results of the five
different CUP competitions are announced.
Since starting the job in September McAfee has
travelled as far east as Halifax and as far west as
Victoria. He has written enough copy to fill about 1 30
pages this size and just about wrecked CUP's only
asset, a weather-beaten typewriter. (He's a lousy
typist.)
CUP has problems and Roger is the first to admit it.
"We're like any other student organization or university. We don't have the money and we need it. So
far we've managed to totter along in a poor financial
state but this year we've got to get straightened out or
we'll have to fold," he says emphatically.
"We've come up with a revised fee schedule that
the National Conference will have to approve or we'll
be forced to drop this worthwhile service."
Roger says he wouldn't trade the job and its headaches for anything right now.
"I think Canada's campus papers need a wire service
and I'm going to do the best I can to keep the national
office operating," he says.
Roger lives by taking some of his $2,500 a year
salary whenever there's extra money in the CUP
coffers, which is rarely, and sponging off his parents
and friends. (He says he'll pay it all back when the
job is done.)
He's sharing an Ottawa apartment with Stewart
Goodings, national president of NFCUS. It all helps
to keep him tottering along with CUP.
17 1922—Symbolic cairn  was cased in granite shortly after trek.
THEN-
"We all had a great attachment
for our University'
The Hon. J. V. Clyne recalled
the Student Campaign of 1922
at rhe Great Trek anniversary
dinner in November
The Other Day I read a reference to the Fair-
view shacks, to the terrible conditions under which
we studied in those days—the disgraceful shacks, and
the hardships we endured. I must say that I was not
conscious of any particular hardships and I look back
to those days with nostalgia.
18
It is true, however, that we were determined that
the University deserved to be housed in buildings
befitting a great institution. Somehow or other we
were all conscious of the fact that we were taking
part in the beginnings of a great organization. I do
not know what gave us such feeling of confidence
but we all had a great attachment—a feeling of strong
affection and enthusiasm for our University. We called
it college spirit for lack of a better term—but it was
something more than that. We had just come through
a great war and there was a feeling that we were
entering upon a brave new world.
One of the things which I know contributed to the
keenness and vitality of the University was the quality
of the teaching staff at that time. Dr. Wesbrook, our
first President, managed to gather around him a group
of outstanding professors. We had little to offer them
—the facilities for teaching were primitive and the
financial rewards were meagre. I am sure it was that
group of devoted scholars and brilliant teachers that
inspired us.
Our relationship with our professors was very close
—we knew them intimately and they knew us. However, we regarded them as old men—well past their
prime—and yet, when we look back, most of them
were in their early thirties. They were young enough
to play basketball—I shall never forget the student-
faculty game when Dr. Sedgewick acted as cheer leader
for the professors. I can still sec him waving his cane
leading the professors in the yell—
"Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Help the brains to beat the brawn."
Unfortunately they didn't, and the brains were vanquished.
The University in those days had the virtue of being
young and comparatively small. Everybody went to all
the games and most of us played something. We made
up for lack of ability with noise and enthusiasm such
as when we won the ice hockey championship against
much better teams—largely because in the last game
literally every single student of the University was at
the Arena.
In the same spirit, literally every student took part
in the student campaign. Let me recall the campaign
in some detail. There are one or two things about it
which may not be generally known. At that time, there
was a general apathy about the University. It was not
an important factor in the community and many
people did not know much about it and did not care if
it existed or not. Others considered it a subversive
institution. It was clear to us that we must make the
public conscious of the University, its importance to
the community and above all—its needs.
We were not quite sure how we should go about
this. One day when we were discussing the situation,
Ab Richards and I decided to consult a lawyer. We
called on Ian McKenzie, a young lawyer who had been
overseas and who was at that time a member of the
provincial legislature. Later he was to become a member of the federal house, the Minister of National Defence and a senator.
After hearing our story, he advised us to prepare a petition to the legislature praying that the provincial
government proceed with the building of the University
at the site which had been chosen for it at Point Grey.
He told us that if we secured sufficient names and
aroused a sympathetic public response, he would present the petition in the house.
That gave us our cue. We returned to the University
to organize the campaign committee. We organized
shoe shine stands to raise money—being careful to
erect signs to show what we were doing. We organized
teams of speakers who spoke on every possible occasion. The flood of oratory which we let loose makes
me shudder. There was no meeting too small or too
large at which we did not seek permission to speak.
We prepared a carefully worded petition and all
through the spring and summer we went about the
Province obtaining signatures. More important than
the signatures was the opportunity to talk to people
and to gain friends for the University.
I do not remember how many signatures we obtained but it ran into the tens of thousands. We communicated with our friend, Ian McKenzie. The legislature was sitting and he told us to bring the petition
to Victoria. Ab Richards, Percy Barr, Jack Grant, and
myself—four of us—were deputed to carry the petition
to Victoria. As I remember it, there were thirty signatures to a page—each rolled and tied with a ribbon—
the girls did this and the rolls were packed in ten
suitcases.
On our arrival, we gave the suitcases to Ian
McKenzie who told us to sit in the gallery and watch
the show. It was a very dramatic affair. The members of the legislature knew we were there but they
did not know what was going to happen.
After the orders of the day, Ian McKenzie rose in
his place and said that he had a petition to present
to the house. He called the page boys who opened the
suitcases and carried the rolls to the speaker's throne.
There were so many rolls that the speaker was inundated much to the amusement of the members of
the house. Ian McKenzie then made an excellent
speech. Afterwards the house adjourned to a committee room where we were permitted to address the
members and where we received a most friendly reception.
After that it was plain sailing. The impact of the
students' campaign had made it clear to everyone that
the University must be built. The government took
immediate action and included in the budget for that
year sufficient money to start building on the site
where the skeleton of the Science building had stood
for years.
In a fitting conclusion to the campaign, the whole
student body trekked from Fairview to where we are
now standing. As we came past the beginning of the
Science building, we each picked up a stone with
which we built a symbolic cairn. It was all very simple
—we were all quite simple in those days—and it was
all very sentimental. I think we have the right to be
sentimental when we think back to those days, to our
youthful enthusiasm and to our love for the University.
We do well to remember the Trek which we are
celebrating tonight. As the University went then, so
it goes now, and so it will continue tomorrow.
1962—Ab Richards and cairn, this summer, both well-thatched.
and NOW
Ab Richards
Chairman
Percy  Barr
Vice-Chairman
Jack Grant
Campaign Manager
Marjorie Agnew
Secretary
Betty Somerset
Assistant Secretary
Jack Clyne
Al Buchanan
Brick McLeod
1 Joe Brown
John Allardyce
Aubrey Roberts
Now
Dr.  A. E. Richards
Associate Director, Economics Division
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa
(retired this year)
Dr.  Percy M. Barr
Department of English
University of California
Berkeley, California
(deceased)
John  A.  Grant
General Manager
Seattle Times
Seattle, Washington
Miss Marjorie Agnew
Teacher and Counsellor
Technical  High School
Vancouver
(retired)
Mrs. J. V. Clyne
Vancouver
The Hon. J. V. Clyne, Chairman
MacMillan,  Bloedel & Powell  River Ltd.
Vancouver
Dr. A. Buchanan
Department of Economics
University of California
Berkeley, California
R. L, McLeod
Sales Executive
Seattle, Washington
J. F. Brown, Jr.
President,  Brown Bros. Ltd.
Vancouver
Dr.  John Allardyce
Professor of Biology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Aubrey F.  Roberts
Business Consultant and Public
Relations Counsel
Vancouver
19 Alumni
speak out
on
MACDONALD REPORT
President Macdonald intends to present his
Report to both Board of Governors and Senate
during the first three weeks in January.
Dr. Macdonald hopes that the Report will
be available to the general public by the first
week in February.
Junior Colleges
Dr. John B. Macdonald, the new UBC President,
wasted little time in getting out to see the different
parts of British Columbia. Shortly after announcing
that he would prepare a comprehensive report on a
plan for higher education for this Province, he scheduled valuable days from his busy timetable to meet
key community and alumni leaders in all regions of
British Columbia. Dr. Macdonald wished to gather
facts and hear in person what the problems of post-
high school education were in each area.
While it is not possible to detail every brief, here
are some of the highlights:
Fraser Valley
On September 12, visits were made to Abbotsford
and Chilliwack. Following this, Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke,
BA'22, president of the Fraser Valley University
Association, presented a brief on their behalf urging
the establishment of a "regional college" as follows:
A Regional College would be so located as to serve an
adequate student body within daily commuting distance.
This commuting distance would b> and large, define the
"Region" to be served by the College ... A Regional
College would of necessity have a strong liberal arts aspect co-ordinated with the University of British Columbia
so that credits earned at the College would be recognized
by the University . . . The actual location of the College
should be established as the result of a careful and competent study carried out by the University or by a body
established to co-ordinate advanced education in the
Province.
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Prince George
In Prince George, on October 15, the North Central
planning committee of the Alumni Association said
in part:
We hold that a junior college for this area must be publicly supported and administered
because it is essential that this college maintain the
highest academic standards possible, equivalent to or
higher than those obtaining in the early years at the
University  of  British  Columbia;
because the maintenance of such high standards for
teaching staff, equipment, and library facilities demands
the support of the amount and the security of finance
available only  from public  funds;
and because for an undertaking of the importance of
public education, we deem essential a democratic institution governed by an elected senate.
This brief was presented to Dr. Macdonald on
behalf of the North Central British Columbia planning committee by Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA'27,
of Williams Lake.
Nelson
On October 18 and 19, Dr. Macdonald was in the
Kootenays. On October 18, Nelson School Board put
the case for further post-high school education in
four categories:
1. For those who wish to secure the first two years of
their University Education near their homes. It is felt
that it would be less expensive to take these first years
in a local institution  rather  than  in  Vancouver.
2. For those who wish to take two years of general education beyond high school, but are unwilling or incapable of taking a full four year course. These students
are the ones who are to be found in our Senior Matriculation classes usually at the bottom of the lists as far as
academic achievement is concerned.
3. For those who wish to take vocational or technical
education above the high school level, i.e. training for
the semi-professional level with two year terminal
courses.
4. For adults who wish to re-train, or make up deficiencies in their educational background so that they can
enter a new vocational  field.
Of these four levels No. 3 is the one which is most urgent. The board feels that in this area there is a definite
need for two year terminal courses; in particular, technical training in our basic industries of mining and forestry. Kelowna
On November 1, the City of Kelowna presented an
extensive brief covering wide aspects of the higher
education problem. This broad-based brief of the
Kelowna Higher Education Committee contained
material drawn together under the leadership of the
chairman, S. Harrison-Smith, BA(CaliL), LLB'51, and
of A. P. Dawe, BA'38.
The Committee agreed that all post high school academic
education should be a part of a Province-wide system
centering about the University of British Columbia and
under one Board of Governors. It was also agreed that
a more efficient local institution could be obtained were
the institution to serve more than the purely academic
needs of the community by providing:
1. Two years (or more) of courses which parallel those
offered by the  University of British Columbia.
2. Business, technical and professional assistant courses
of two years or less, which require levels of education
between those offered by secondary schools and those demanded by the University of British Columbia.
3. Vocational and technical training in specialized fields
particularly appropriate to the local area.
4. General courses, community services and programs
offered to the general community for cultural experience or continuing education.
5. A renewed opportunity for entering or continuing in
higher education for those who may not be qualified to
rind suitable employment or to enter a university.
The Kelowna branch of the Alumni Association,
on its own behalf, submitted a separate brief under
the leadership of their president, Bob McLennan,
BCom'49, and their vice-president, Gordon New-
house, BA'58. The brief was based on a detailed
questionnaire distributed to all branch members in
the area and the compilation of the results. The
following conclusions  were  drawn  from  this  survey:
1. Most parents would prefer to send their children to
a local two-year junior college in Kelowna; in any case
they would favour a junior college in the Okanagan-
Mainline   region  over  sending  students  to   UBC.
2. The establishment of a junior college system throughout B.C. was strongly supported.
3. Such a system should be controlled by the University
of British Columbia and allied to its courses and standards.
Vernon
The Vernon School Board, under the chairmanship
of Mrs. Vera S. McCulloch, BA'25, presented a brief
to Dr. Macdonald on November 2. The brief was compiled with the co-operation of community groups and
alumni, including Dr. Mack Stevenson, MD(Western
Ont.), president of the Okanagan-Mainline University
Association, Earl Quesnel, BA'50, BEd'52, and
George Falconer, principal of Vernon junior high
school. In its conclusion the brief stated:
The Board is convinced of the need for post secondary
education in this area and will support whatever plan is
eventually decided upon to establish such facilities on a
local or regional basis ... It is expected that at an
early date its complete operation would be wholly under
the authority of the University.
Revelstoke
The citizens of the City of Revelstoke prepared an
excellent, comprehensive brief covering the total provincial problem, which was presented to Dr. Macdonald when he visited the town on November 13.
The chairman of the draft sub-committee was Mrs.
H. J. MacKay, BA'38. In addition, many organizations and professional people contributed to the discussion and compilation of the material. They stated
in the preamble:
It is no longer sufficient to give primary consideration to
the future of those students presently on the University
Programme in our secondary schools. There should be
some door open to each and every graduating student,
for post-secondary school education, be it strictly academic, or be it technical, vocational or some other form
of continuing education . . . This group would like to
. . . recommend Regional Colleges, which should include terminal courses in vocational and technical training, along with the academic studies and continuing education ... It is felt that the fundamental concern should
be that of producing alert, thoughtful, ambitious citizens
who realize that maximum achievement is the result of
striving for excellence; that mediocracy is not an adequate goal for anyone; and that low standards have no
place in a democratic society.
Briefs were also submitted to Dr. Macdonald from
many other areas in the province indicating the great
interest and support for the preparation of his report.
The Macdonald Report will be compiled by the
end of December, 1962. Any alumnus who wishes to
receive copies of this report when it is available may
contact the Alumni office for information.
TIM  HOLLICK-KENYON
Tim Hollick-Kenyon.  Alumni Association
director, accompanied the President
on his fact-finding tours. SKEENA
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SHEPPARD
Prince  Rupert
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Victoria College
VANCOUVER
PT.   GREY
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22 42   Alumni   Scholarships
lower Post
to
White Koek
High school graduates from nearly every area north to south
in  British  Columbia are  attending   UBC  or Victoria  College
as  1962  recipients of  Norman  MacKenzie Alumni  Scholarships.
The $300 Scholarships, 42 in all, are an Alumni Association
tribute to  Dr.  Norman  MacKenzie,  President  Emeritus of
the University of British Columbia.
Last year 22  high school students benefited from Alumni
Scholarships. This year's increase in number is a
significant step forward.
Money for these Scholarshios came from donations to
Alumni Annual Giving.
NORTH
PEACE  RIVER
ROLF TURNER
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Victoria  College
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GEORGE KIDD
Nelson
23 Alumni Association
Dinner, Anyone?
Mrs. D. C. Ellis
First banquet to be given by alumni for
students will be on Wednesday, January
30, in Brock Hall, when alumni will be
hosts to students in the graduating class.
The idea was a product of the student-
alumni committee sponsored by the
Alumni Association and chaired by Mrs.
D. C. Ellis (Margaret Buchanan, BA
'36). The committee meets regularly to
discuss common goals and programmes.
Mrs. Ellis, in announcing the banquet,
said: "We hope that this dinner will provide an opportunity for students and
alumni to exchange ideas and get to
know each other. Selected students
from the graduating class will be invited guests; in this way they will learn
about the Alumni Association and the
work  it is doing for the  University."
To obtain tickets, get in touch with
the Alumni office, CA 4-4366. The cost
to alumni is $3.25 each, and it is
essential  that  we  have  a  good  turnout.
Popular  Commerce  Seminar
last year's successful commerce seminar will be repeated again this year,
according to Ken Martin, Commerce
Division chairman.
Ken Mahon, chairman of the organizing committee last year, has accepted
the chairmanship again this year. The
committee have tentatively selected February 23 for the day-long seminar and
plans are being made for an academic
programme equal to or better than last
year's presentations.
Further details will be mailed to commerce graduates in January.
Last  year  the  committee,  which  had
24
expected an attendance of about 75,
were caught unprepared for the enthusiastic group of 200 commerce graduates
who arrived on registration day. They
were kept busy trying to enlarge the
capacity of the lecture rooms, but some
graduates still had to be turned away.
The questionnaires showed that everyone attending thoroughly enjoyed himself and wanted another seminar next
year. Some graduates even wanted two
per year.
Commerce graduates, therefore, should
register as soon as they receive their
registration forms to insure reservations.
Okanagan Conference in March
Plans are now well under way for a follow-up action Conference on Higher
Education for the Okanagan-Mainline
regions. It will be held on Saturday,
March 9, 1963, in Kelowna hijh school.
The Conference will start in the morning, and include a wide and varied programme of speakers, panels, and discussion groups, with a wind-up banquet
in the evening. There will be no charge
for the Conference itself and all sessions
will be open to the public.
A featured speaker will be Dr. John
B. Macdonald, the University President.
Part of the Conference time will be set
aside to discuss the Macdonald Report.
The Conference chairman, Dr. E. M.
(Mack) Stevenson, of Vernon, says, "This
will be the opportunity to bring everyone
together under one roof to consider the
needs of the region as a whole, and the
basic reasons for decentralization. This
Conference will be of interest to everyone concerned about post-high school
education in the province of British Columbia."
If you are concerned about the quality of post-high school education, and
how the problem should be met, then
mark the date and plan to be there. Further details and publicity will be forthcoming later.
Prince George Conference
"After Grade XII, What?" is the theme
chosen by the UBC North Central Regional Alumni Association planning
committee for their conference in
Prince George.
Mrs.    George    Kellett,    the    planning
committee chairman, expects over two
hundred people to be in attendance from
Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake,
100 Mile House, Vanderhoof, Burns
Lake, and Smithers, as well as the Peace
River area.
The conference is open to the public
and will be free of charge.
UBC speakers as well as speakers
from other educational institutions will
be on hand to make presentations.
UBC's Seattle "Chapter"
Jennifer Carrick, daughter of Bruce
Carrick, BA'29, of Spokane, has won a
Seattle chapter scholarship for the second
time, and Bronwen Curtis, daughter of
James D. Curtis, BA'29, BASc'30, for
the first time. Both girls are in third
year Arts. The $100 scholarships to UBC
are given preferably to children of UBC
graduates.
At the chapter's annual meeting November 29. Dan Young, a physicist with
Boeing's, succeeded Frank Johnston as
president. An audience of 28 heard Prof.
Bill Hughes of Commerce discuss the
Common Market. Dave Charlton came
from Portland and Bruce Carrick from
Spokane, and Tim Hollick-Kenyon and
Gordon Thorn attended from Vancouver.
Library Science Division
The newly formed Library Science Division of the Alumni Association was host
at a tea, November 1, at the Faculty
Club. Guests included students registered in the second class of the School
of Librarianship. honorary members of
the division and the faculty of the
school.
Several projects are under discussion
by the executive of the division which
will involve its members in active cooperation with the parent alumni body
and in the continuing education aspect
of  the   profession.
Island Hall
Island Hall Hotel, Parksville, B.C., provided the pleasant site for an experiment in alumni continuing education on
the week-end of October 19-21. A keen
group of alumni from Courtenay-Comox
district in conjunction with the extension
department of UBC organized the first
Alumni Week-end Seminar. The theme
was "Problems of Canadian Nationalism".
Objective of the Seminar was to stimulate and enrich the thinking of the participants on a subject of nation-wide
interest. The planning committee decided that a week-end seminar in a pleasant
locale, removed from the cares and
routine of every-day life would provide
the right atmosphere for free-flowing exchange and sharing of ideas.
For success of our plan, we all agreed
that expert knowledge by members of
faculty brought to bear upon the problems under consideration was essential
and that there should be maximum opportunity for the participants to take
part in group discussion, not only during
formal sessions but also during breaks,
meals and social hours. Conversation
over a cup of coffee or a "wee drap"
could stimulate exchange of ideas even
more than formal discussion at a regular
session.
Our expectations were amply rewarded according to the unanimous verdict of the participants. Dean G. Neil
Perry, dean of Commerce and Business
Administration; Mr. Jan de Bruyn, associate professor of English; Rev. T. J.
Hanrahan and Dr. P. Harnetty, both of
the history department, gave interesting
papers and their contributions to the
discussion were distinguished not only
for clarity of information but also for
their presentation.
A notable feature of the residential
seminar was the reversal of the traditional role of the professor and his
"captive audience". It was the professors who were captive. They were "on
tap" throughout, and some of the most
illuminating exchanges of ideas occurred
outside our regular sessions.
The participants more than rose to
the challenge laid down by the speakers.
Representing a cross-section of the professional community, they assured the
success of this seminar by the high
calibre of their participation, their
readiness to respond to challenge and
the uninhibited freedom of their responses.
As trail-blazers in continuing education for graduates, the Courtenay-Comox
branch of the Alumni Association arc
to be commended.
A special vote of thanks is due Mr.
Harold S. S. Maclvor, chairman of the
planning committee and president of the
Courtenay-Comox branch, for his work
in preparing for the Seminar. As our
host during the week-end, he did much
to make everyone's stay pleasant and
profitable.
It was such a success that we hope to
have   it   again   with   more   people   next
time. H.    M.   ROSENTHAL
Ed. Note:
H. M. Rosenthal,, graduate in social
work from the University of Toronto
and former staff supervisor for the
Montreal YMHA, has been appointed
programme supervisor, department of
university extension, University of British
Columbia.
Alumni Annual Gtvin
1962
The last appeal for A AG 1962 was
mailed recently to graduates who had
not yet donated this year. It carried this
message from  President Macdonald:
"Nearly 30,000 graduates have carried
the image of the University of British
Columbia to every corner of the world.
They are our representatives and advocates, because through their lives, their
work, and the service they give to others,
our graduates give evidence of our attainment in teaching, in research, and in
public  service.
"One generation of students succeeds
another, and those who have known and
enjoyed the benefits of higher education
are, I am sure, conscious of the responsibility they have toward students who
follow  them.
"If the University of British Columbia
is to extend its influence in an ever
widening pattern, and if we are to train
students to the level of perfection demanded in a world subject to violent
social and economic mutations through
scientific change, then we will require
support on an unprecedented scale. That
support must come not only from governments but also from business, industry, and private individuals, because all
these have a responsibility for ensuring
that young Canadians are educated to
the limit of their capacities.
"Better than anyone else in the community our own graduates know the
unique contribution this University is
making to the welfare of individuals and
society. I hope you will encourage and
support your University in its mission by
contributing to the Alumni Annual Giving   Campaign."
R.  W. Macdonald
RODERICK     WRAY     MACDONALD,      LLB'50,
will run the 1963 Alumni Annual Giving campaign for the Alumni Association. He succeeds Alan Eyre who served
as chairman for the 1961 and 1962
appeals.
Mr. Macdonald was one of the wave
of veterans that engulfed UBC after the
last war—one of the young men in a
hurry to catch up with their education,
in such a hurry that some of them
hadn't collected their medals. The
medals finally caught up with them at a
special investiture in Brock Hall in 1947
when honours were formally presented
to veterans, by then students at UBC.
F/L Macdonald's DFC was one of them.
He'd spent the war years as an air observer with City of Toronto squadron
400 and City of Edmonton squadron
418.
Mr. Macdonald, who is a lawyer, is
a member-at-large on the executive committee and a member of the Association's government relations committee.
He was also this year's representative
on the B.C. Council on Education.
For the last five or six years he has
been chairman of Central City Mission's
finance committee.
This Is When It All Started
first alumni annual giving campaign
took place in 1949. The 1948 executive
had spent most of that year working out
intricacies of incorporation as fundraisers, for final approval of the annual
meeting.
The Chronicle for October 1948 had
this to say:
"November 18th — the date of the
Annual General Meeting of the Alumni
Association this year — should be a
memorable date in the history of U.B.C.
Alumni growth and expansion . . .
"Devoid of legal language, the acceptance of the recommendations and
amendments would permit immediate
participation by Alumni in an annual
giving program and with final control
resting with Association members. All
contributions would be income tax
exempt and minimum donations would
qualify donors for [active] membership
in the Association. Power would be
retained, in the process, to collect fees
if such be desired."
25 VI
Linda Gibson of Applied Science, the Homecoming Queen,
holds the ball for the man of action. Dr. MacKenzie
Class of '32
Ray Brunt of Edmonton and Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Fraser (Dorothy Johnson) of Osoyoos
HOME-COMING
- 1962
Class of '42
Mrs. Bonner (Barbara Newman. BA'44). R. W. Bonner
BA'42. LLB48. and Mrs. D. W. Maloney of Montreal
Medical reunion
Dr. Robert McGraw, '60, Dr. Roland Lauener,
'56, Dr. Don Stewart. '57, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs.
Lauener (Helen MacBey, BA'54), and Mrs.
McGraw. Class of '52
Mrs. Vaughan Lyon (Nonie Donaldson,
BA'51, BSW"52), Bill Harrison, Mrs. Plant
(Fran Smith). Paul Plant, BA'49, and
Mrs. R. G. Leckie (Margaret Colquhoun).
Law '52
Pat Proudfoot (Fahltnan), Mary Southin,
Tom Campbell, Joan Guttormsson
(Snape). and Dodie Holmes (Branca).
Class of '27
Jack Shakespeare, Syd Bowman, Mrs. Ralph Brown (Madge
Rankin), Mrs. Bowman (Margaret Keillor), Mrs. Oliver (Oenone
Baillie, BA'26), Mrs. Steede (Nora Louise Hicks). Back row:
John Oliver, J. H. Steede, BASc'26. Mort Richmond
Class of '27
Some of the cast of skit: Mrs. Jack Shakespeare, Mrs. B.
Hoffmeister (Donalda Strauss), Isabel McTavish and
Bill Ingledew.
M.
Class of '47
Roy Hooley, Mrs. Robinson, Bill Robinson Active 1962 for Victoria College Branch
the victoria college branch of the
Alumni Association of the University of
British Columbia has had an active 1962.
We launched our activities for the
year with a series of panel discussions
entitled "Critical Issues of Our Times"
which constituted the discussion of current issues by leading authorities. Among
the controversial subjects dealt with during the series of five panels were "B.C.
and Power" with Messrs. R. Williston
and R. Perrault as panelists and "What
Price Education?" with Dean Neville
Scarfe and Mr. B. C. Gillie participating.
The general public was invited to attend
the series for the low registration
charge of $2.00 which included all five
sessions plus refreshments. The public
response was so favourable that it has
been decided to hold a new series next
spring.
May 25 saw our annual Alumni
Dinner and the installation of the new
executive with past president David
Feme installing Robert Gray as incoming president. The dinner was appropriately held on the new campus at Gordon
Head and was a most successful
function.
The Victoria College graduation ball
was once again sponsored by the Alumni
Association and was held on the Gordon
Head Campus on the 28th of May. One
of the highlights of the evening was the
cutting of a large cake which had been
decorated with separate plaques bearing
the name of each member of the graduating class.
One of our activities which we all
look forward to each year is the entertaining of visiting Japanese exchange
students. This year, on July 13, we welcomed six male students from three
Japanese universities into our homes and
provided them with a rather full weekend which included a tour of Butchart's
Gardens and the city of Victoria, an
outdoor barbecue, water skiing, swimming, dancing, newspaper, radio and
television interviews and a trip up-Island
to Nanaimo—a typical Canadian weekend?
In the month of August, the president
was invited to deliver an address to the
Victoria Rotary Club and he spoke on
the functions of the Alumni Association
and on the problems facing the development of higher education in the Province
at this time. Considerable newspaper
publicity was given the address and Mr.
Gray was asked to repeat it to the Douglas Rotary Club later in the month.
September saw the arrival in Victoria
of Dr. Claude T. Bissell, President of
the University of Toronto and president
of the National Conference of Canadian
Universities   and   Colleges.   Dr.    Bissell
28
was invited by Victoria College for a
four day visit to discuss the academic
development of the College. On September 5, the Alumni Association sponsored
Dr. Bissell's only public appearance, an
address delivered at the College on the
topic, "Higher Education—A Primary or
Secondary Force?". Prior to giving this
talk, Dr. Bissell and his attractive wife
were entertained at a dinner party given
by the Alumni Association at the
"Dingle House", one of Victoria's early
residences which has been recently
opened as a novel and interesting eating place. Following Dr. Bissell's
address, a reception was held on the
campus giving many friends of the University an opportunity to meet the
Bissels.
One of our main functions of the year
was held in the month of October, the
Annual Alumni dance. This year it was
decided that we would hold a "Spanish
Fiesta" and the theme was carried
through in the elaborate decorations including a huge  replica  of the  "Alham-
bra". colourful ceiling mobiles, and
arbutus trees hung with balloon "fruit".
A number of couples appeared in Spanish costumes and a Spanish floor show
emceed by Gerry Gosley added to the
festive air. An unforeseen power blackout caused by the biggest storm of the
year only served to lend more atmosphere, thanks to candles on every table,
and the three hundred celebrants thought
it was all part of the show. Special
tribute was paid to the classes of 1922,
1932, 1942 and 1952. The success of
the party was well worth the tremendous
effort that was put into its organizing.
A recent duty of the Branch president
has been the presentation of Alumni
Regional Scholarships to the Victoria
winners at their several high schools.
Thanks to a devoted and hard-working executive. 1963 promises to be
another year of great accomplishments
and we will look forward to reporting
further on the activities of the Alumni
Association in the coming year.
Robert St. G. Gray.  BA'57
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Items of Alumni news are invited in
the form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor,
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue not later
than February 1, 1963.
1921
R. Earle Foerster,  BA,  MA'22,  PhD
(Tor.), well-known biologist at the
Nanaimo Biological Station, has retired
and is now on an around-the-world
vacation.
Dr. Foerster's years in biological research, which began when he was a graduate student at UBC, were highlighted
by an intensive study of the relative
efficiency of natural and artificial propagation of sockeye salmon. On the basis
of his research the salmon hatcheries
in B.C. were closed in 1937.
In 1940, after two years with the
International Pacific Salmon Fisheries
Commission, Dr. Foerster returned to
the Nanaimo Biological Station as director. He left the directorship of the
station in 1950 to spend full time on
the greatly increased salmon investigations. He is now working on a book
on Pacific salmon.
1923
Henry C. Gunning, BASc, PhD(MIT),
who for the last two years has been in
Rhodesia as consulting geologist with
Anglo American Corporation, has
accepted a temporary appointment as
assistant to the principal of the new
B.C. Institute of Technology in Burnaby. Dr. Gunning was Dean of Applied
Science at UBC until he resigned in
1959.
1925
Edward B. Fraser, BSA, MS(Iowa
State), assistant to the director of the
Animal Research Institute at Ottawa,
retired recently. Joining the Canada Department of Agriculture in 1928, Mr.
Fraser spent his entire service with the
Animal Research Institute. Specializing
in swine nutrition problems, he had an
important role in the development of
the Lacombe breed. Recently he had
been concerned with the planning of the
new animal research centre that is to
be constructed in the Green Belt.
1929
H. Borden Marshall, BA, MA'31, PhD
(McGill), formerly director of the department of chemistry, Ontario Research
Foundation, is now associate director
of research for Dominion Tar & Chemical Company, Limited. Their central
research laboratories are located in
Cornwall,  Ontario.
Kenneth F. Noble, BA, who has been
in Vancouver since 1958 as Western
representative in the foreign trade service of the federal Department of Trade
and Commerce, has been appointed acting regional manager in a re-organized
Vancouver office for the Department.
Until now the two regional offices (the
other was in Newfoundland), represented the foreign trade service only.
Under the new set-up offices have been
opened in all the principal cities to assist
the business community in both domestic
and export commerce.
1931
Thomas E. Burgess, BA, BCom, president of the B.C. Lumber Manufacturers'
Association and senior vice-president of
B.C. Forest Products Ltd., was one of
35 international representatives invited
by the Soviet government on an inspection tour of Russia's forest industries.
After leaving Russia, Mr. Burgess toured
logging and sawmill operations in
Sweden and visited the London Trade
Extension office of BCLMA.
1932
M.   Gweneth   Humphreys,   BA,   MA
(Smith), PhD(Chic), is on sabbatical
leave from Randolph Macon Woman's
College in Virginia. She is also on a
faculty fellowship from the National
Science Foundation of the United
States and for the next year will teach
linear algebra and matrix theory at
UBC.
Brig. Robert L. Purves, DSO, CD, BA,
has been appointed co-ordinator of the
Joint Staff at National Defence headquarters. Brig. Purves was formerly
commander of the Army's Camp Borden
and Target Area headquarters, Toronto.
William   D.   M.   Patterson,   BA,   was
appointed Western public relations
manager of MacLaren Advertising Co.
Limited. He will be based in Vancouver
and serve national and regional MacLaren  clients in the Western provinces.
Robert F. Sharp, BA, DPaed(Tor.),
Vancouver school superintendent, was
elected president of the 1000-member
Canadian Education Association, an organization of top educators from across
Canada. The Association serves as a
liaison between the provincial and
federal governments in education matters
and runs Canada's only national office
for education affairs. Dr. Sharp is the
third school superintendent to serve as
president since the CEA was founded in
1891, the president normally coming
from the ranks of deputy ministers.
1934
Ernest W. H. Brown, BA, has been
transferred to Montreal as general manager, Hudson's Bay Company, Quebec
region, and president of Henry Morgan
& Company Limited.
Col. Donald F. Purves, MBE, BCom,
MS(Columbia), has been appointed assistant vice-president, research and development, Canadian National Railways. Besides carrying out his new duties. Col.
Purves will continue his former duties
as chief of development.
David Weston, BA, is the inventor and
producer of the world's largest unitized
iron ore grinding plant. He is president
of Aerofall Mills Ltd., which produces
the revolutionary ore grinding units, and
Milltronics Ltd., which produces the
automatic controls for the mills and for
other manufacturing plants. Both firms
are located in Ontario and their products are in use all over the world.
While the two companies are still innovating on the basic concepts that have
made them a success, Mr. Weston has
temporarily abandoned milling in favour
of two new fields—chemical metallurgy
and a new approach to metals extraction through magnetic properties.
1935
David A. Lesser, BA, president of the
Canadian Retail Merchants' Association,
has received an unprecedented vote of
confidence for his drive towards more
professionalism in retailing. For the first
time, the presidency of RMA was extended to a two-year term.
29 Norman  Bell
BASc'37
1936
Ewart   S.   Hetherington,    BA,    MSW
(Tor.), is the new Children's Aid Society
director for Renfrew County in Ontario.
For the past 12 years Mr. Hetherington
held the same position in North Bay and
prior to that worked in the tuberculosis
sanitorium in Vancouver and with the
B.C. government.
1937
Norman Bell, BASc, MA(Mich.), PhD
(Pitt.), has been named marketing manager of alumina products for the Chemical Division of Kaiser Aluminum &
Chemical Corporation. In his new position, Dr. Bell will be responsible for
marketing and direct sales of special
alumina products. He will be located at
the company's Newark, N.J.. sales
office.
William   M.   Cameron,   BA,    MA 40,
PhD(Calif.), has been appointed the first
W. M. Cameron
BA'37
International
authority in
oceanography-
director of the new marine sciences
branch of the Department of Mines and
Technical Surveys in Ottawa. The
branch was formed last April to carry
out hydrographic and oceanic surveys
and to conduct oceanographic research
in oceans adjacent to Canada and in
coastal and inland waters. Dr. Cameron,
an international authority in oceanography, formerly was chief of oceanographic research and associate director
of oceanography in the marine branch.
William  A.  Wolfe,  BA,   BASc,   MSc
(Case School of Ap. Sc), has been
appointed assistant director of reactor
research and development at Atomic
Energy of Canada Ltd.. Chalk River.
Ontario.
1941
Maureen    E.    Evans,    BA,    BSW'48.
MSW'53. has been appointed supervisor,
adoption completion section, Child Welfare Division, Victoria. Miss Evans entered the civil service in 1948 as a social
worker in Vancouver, and in 1951 transferred to Victoria.
S. C. Kilbank, BA. has been appointed
general manager of Polysar International
S.A., Polymer's recently formed export
marketing organization with headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland. Before this appointment, Mr. Kilbank was
general manager of Polymer Corporation S.A.F. in Strasbourg,  France.
1943
W. Charles Cooper, BA, MA'45, PhD
(Princeton), technical superintendent of
Canadian Copper Refiners Limited, has
been appointed head of the research division of the Noranda Research Centre to
be constructed by the Noranda Mines
Group of Companies at Pointe Claire.
P.Q.
John S. M. Harrison, BASc, is in
charge of a new Pacific area branch of
the industrial development service of the
federal Department of Fisheries. The
primary object of the new service is the
modernization of the Canadian fishing
industry through the application of improved technology. Mr. Harrison, who
for 16 years has been an engineer with
the Fisheries Research Board, supervised the installation and operation of
the brine spray refrigeration systems in
the tuna seiners Dominator and Pacific
Harvester.
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He wants the boy to have all the good things in life. He is
able to provide these now,  but he knows that sometime
'~\  in the future they may have to be provided by life insurance.
This father is a Sun Life policyholder.
He knows that Sun Life is the company with the
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30 G. Blumenauer
BASc'4 5
C. H. Mickelson, BA. MD(Alta), PhD
(Tor.), has been consultant psychiatrist
and director of psychiatric services in
Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital since 1953.
He is a member of the scientific advisory
committee of the Ontario branch of the
Canadian Mental Health Association.
Wilfred Watson, BA, MA & PhD
(Tor.), associate professor of English at
the University of Alberta, has written a
verse play, "Cockcrow and the Gulls".
The play was written while on a Canadian Government Overseas Fellowship
in Paris and the premiere performance
staged at the University of Alberta last
Spring. Dr. Watson will be in Vancouver this January for a meeting of the
Poetry Society.
1944
Phyllis Lapworth, BA, chief librarian
of Medicine Hat public library, was
elected president of the Alberta Library
Association for 1962-63. She is currently
serving as chairman of the National
Young Canada's Book Week Committee,
designed to promote increased reading of
good books by and for children.
1945
George H. Blumenauer, BASc, was
elected president of Otis Elevator Company Limited in August. He was elected
vice-president of the company last year.
Gordon Campbell, BA, MA(Tor),
adult education director at Saskatchewan
House for eight years, has been appointed  director of  extension  and  pro-
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of Waterloo, in Ontario. Mr. Campbell
will be the first director of extension
for the University.
Patricia M. Cooke, (nee Salter), BA,
MSc & PhD (McGill), in bacteriology, is
now assistant professor in that department at McGill University. She is the
wife of Norman E. Cooke, BASc'45,
MASc'46, ScD(MIT).
Stuart Lefeaux, BASc, Vancouver's
park board superintendent, was unanimously appointed to the 11-man directorate of the American Institute of Park
Executives.
Thomas G. Willis, BSA. MSA'45.
executive assistant to the assistant
deputy minister (research), Canada Department of Agriculture, is the newly
appointed honorary secretary of the
Agricultural Institute of Canada. In
1945, Mr. Willis joined the staff of the
Experimental Farm at Swift Current.
Saskatchewan, and in 1947 went to Kamloops, B.C., to build and organize the
Range Experimental Farm. In 1948 he
became superintendent, where he remained until his present appointment.
1946
David R. Bakewell, BASc, was the
only Canadian among 20 applicants
accepted for the 19th annual Yale Industrial Forestry Seminar at the University of Minnesota. St. Paul. Mr. Bake-
well is vice-president of C. D. Shultz
and Company Limited, forest engineers
and business analysts in Vancouver.
Arthur McKenzie Brockman, BA, is
the new principal of Huntingdon high
school in Huntingdon, Quebec. Since
graduation, Mr. Brockman has taught in
South Peace River, Dawson Creek, Montreal, Pointe Claire and Rosemere.
Helen Johnson, BA(Sask.), BSW.
MSW'52, has been appointed caseworker.
North Battleford region, Saskatchewan
Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation. She is responsible for the
supervision of public assistance and child
welfare service.
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1947
David Borthwick, BSA. BEd'59, of the
Department of Lands, Forests, and
Water Resources, land administration
branch, has won the position of superintendent of lands.
Fraser A. MacLean, BASc, has been
appointed assistant deputy minister of
highways for B.C. Mr. MacLean has
been with the Highways Department
since 1948. serving as services engineer
at the time of his new appointment.
Glen A. Patterson, BCom(Alta), BSF,
has been named manager of North Canadian Forest Industries Limited in Alberta, a subsidiary of Canadian Forest
Products Ltd.
1948
William S. Adams, BASc. is now associated with Swan Wooster Engineering
Co. Limited as an advisor on mill and
process design. Mr. Adams has been a
lecturer in the department of mining
and metallurgy at UBC since 1960, and
will remain on the staff for the coming
year.
Robert M. Dundas, BASc, has been
appointed resident manager of B.C.
Hydro and Power Authority's Peace
River power project in Central B.C. He
was formerly assistant to the supervisor
of planning in the Authority's electrical
division  at Vancouver.
Patrick L. McGeer, BA, PhD (Princeton), MD'58, is the Liberal candidate in
the Point Grey provincial bye-election
to be held December 17. He won the
Liberal party nomination over two
other contestants. Vaughan Lyan, BA'52,
and Donald Moir, LLB'51.
Dr. McGeer is an assistant professor
in neurological research in the Faculty
of Medicine.
Patrick R. Penland, BA. BLS(McGill).
MA & PhD(Michigan), has been appointed director of the Library School
and professor of library service at
Southern Connecticut State College. Dr.
Penland was formerly at Western Washington State College in Bellingham as
director of extension services and assistant professor. He has supervised
libraries in the North Carolina State
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Donald L. South, BA, director of regional planning, Department of Municipal Affairs in Victoria, has been
elected president of the Town Planning
Institute of Canada. Mr. South is a geographer.
Robert S. Tait, BSA, manager of Rain
Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Co. (Canada) Ltd., Vancouver, and retiring director for B.C. on the Agricultural Institute of Canada Board, is the new president of the B.C. Institute of Agrologists.
Norman E. Tupper, BSA, has been
appointed production manager of
Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association. Mr. Tupper joined the Association in 1948 as bacteriologist and has
since been assistant plant superintendent,
plant superintendent and assistant manager.
Robert L. Wilkinson, BSA, has been
appointed assistant livestock commissioner located at Victoria. Mr. Wilkinson has been on the staff of the Provincial Department of Agriculture for
12 years, first as district agriculturist at
Courtenay, then in a similar capacity
at   Kamloops.
1949
John E. Beltz, BA, LLB'50, BEd'58,
and his family have returned from
Taiwau, on the east coast of North
Borneo, where Mr. Beltz spent a year
teaching under the Colombo Plan. He
is now back at West Vancouver senior
high school.
Walter Holyk, BASc, PhD(MIT), has
been appointed assistant manager of exploration and chief geologist for the
Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. Dr. Holyk has
been engaged in mining exploration for
the company since 1952, in widely
scattered areas of North America.
Douglas D. Hume, BA, LLB, has resigned as Burnaby juvenile court judge
to become magistrate for the city of
Vancouver. In the past, Mr. Hume has
been deputy police magistrate in Burnaby and Vancouver, taking cases when
regular magistrates were ill or absent.
John D. Hunt, BASc, has been
appointed sales manager, Vancouver
branch, for Western Bridge Division,
Canada Iron Foundries Ltd. He has had
12 years' experience in the structural
steel fabricating industry and has been
employed by Western Bridge for the past
five years.
Ronald M. Melvin, BCom, is managing director of Procor Ltd., a company with a new name. Formerly called
Products Tank Line of Canada Ltd., Procor, which is a subsidiary of Union
Tank Car Company of Chicago, has also
appointed a new seven-man board of
directors, five of them Canadians. Procor has six divisions, with 8,000 tank
cars in the tank car division.
Lt. Cdr. W. H. Northey, BA, MASc
(McGill). has just completed two years'
post-graduate training at McGill University receiving an MASc with first
class honours in the field of industrial
personnel  psychology.  After completing
DA. Welsh
BASc'49
this course, Lt. Cdr. Northey was
appointed command personnel selection
officer on the staff of the Flag Officer
Atlantic Coast.
Douglas A. Welsh, BASc. design engineer for the District of North Vancouver, has successfully adapted an engineering device known as a Benkelman
Beam to measure road deflection caused
by traffic loads. From the results of two
years of tests in the area, he can predict the life expectancy of a road surface and tell how much new surfacing
is needed to bring it to any desired
strength. The device will also indicate
accurately the amount of gravel and
asphalt needed to surface a new road
for expected traffic volume. At a cost
of about $250, hundreds of thousands
of dollars can be saved in road repair
costs.
Mr. Welsh was invited to describe his
system to the International Road Federation World Congress, attended by 97
countries, in Spain, this October.
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Dairyland products are delivered to UBC
every day; UBC-trained bacteriologists
staff the Dairyland laboratory; UBC's
Faculty of Agriculture has worked in
close cooperation ivith Dairyland for
many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
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32 1950
Harold A .W. Knight, BSA, is now at
the   University   of   Washington   furthering his education.
Cecilia M. Merrett, BA, BLS(McGill),
has been awarded an Italian government scholarship for a year's study at
the  University of Florence  in  Italy.
Hugh H. Nicholson, BSA, MSA'54,
PhD(Oregon State Coll.), has joined the
animal science department, University
of Saskatchewan. Dr. Nicholson will be
connected with the University's new beef
cattle feeding project which is at present
in the planning stages. At the Kamloops
range experimental station where he has
been for the past 10 years, Dr. Nicholson helped in the successful solution of
the problem of milk-vetch poisoning in
range cattle. He has also done considerable research in cattle bloat.
1951
Rev. H. B. Barrett, BA, has been appointed   rector  of  the  parish   of  Trail,
B.C.   after   spending   three   and   a   half
years as secretary of youth work, college work and vocations at Anglican
Church House, Toronto.
Morris Heath, BA, BCom, has been
appointed western provinces regional
officer of the National Productivity
Council. He was formerly with the Saskatchewan Department of Industry and
Information.
Scipio Merler, BASc, general manager
of Coast Eldridge Engineers and Chemists Ltd., Vancouver, has been elected
president of the Association of Canadian
Commercial Testing Laboratories and
Consultants.
Charles  Ellis  Nichols,  BPE,   and  his
wife, who perform as Ellis and Trina
Winters, are back in the United States
after a successful tour of Europe, where
they danced in many of the large cities
on the continent. Before deciding to
make dancing his career, Mr. Nichols
was employed as physical director at
Prince  George.
Marimae Stainsby, BA, won the Gage
Award   of   Merit   for   her   short   story.
J. R. M. Szogyen
BASc'51
"Another Thing," in The Nanny Bag, an
anthology of children's stories published
as part of W. J. Gage Ltd. Writing for
Young Canada programme.
John R. M. Szogyen, BASc, formerly
in charge of rotating machine engineering with English Electric Canada, is
now chief electrical engineer with Electro Dynamic in Bayonne, N.J.
Donald E. Waldern, BSA, MSA'54,
PhD(Wash. State), has joined the department of dairy science at Washington
Current Books by UBC Graduates
News is invited by the editor
of current books
by UBC graduates
G. P. V. Akrigg, BA'37, MA'40, PhD
(Calif.), professor of English, UBC.
Jacobean Pageant: or the Court of
King James I. An account of the
court whose general rottenness historians long ago established, this
book will win respect for its solid
scholarship, human understanding and
perceptive though gentle irony. It is
arresting in its portraiture and fascinating in its array of court scandal.
Students of Jacobean history and
literature will find here a compact
and well documented account of the
most sprawling court in modern
European history. Harvard University
Press. $7.50.
Arthur Alexander, BA'48. The Hidden
You: Psychology in Your Life. The
first book on psychology to be published for the age group 8-11. Prentice-Hall. $2.95. The author is a
fourth grade teacher in St. Luke's
School  in New York City.
Geoffrey Ashe, BA'43. Land to the
West—St. Brendan's Voyage to America. An examination of accounts of
pre-Columbian voyages to America.
Mr. Ashe, amateur historian living in
England, uses detective methods and
concludes that other Irish voyages
have been incorporated in "Navigation of St. Brendan." Collins. $5.95.
Pierre Berton, BA'41. Fast, Fast, Fast
Relief. Perhaps the best collection to
date of versatile Berton's columns.
McClelland & Stewart.  $4.50.
Earle Birney, BA'26, MA, PhD(Tor-
onto), professor of English, UBC. Ice
Cod Bell or Stone. The first selection
of new poems by Earle Birney in
book form in ten years. Book designed by F. Newfeld. McClelland &
Stewart. $3.50. Also Editor, with
Margerie Lowry, Poems of Malcolm
Lowry. Poems hitherto unpublished.
"Pocket Poets" paperback edition. City
Lights Book Store, San Francisco.
$1.50.
Robert Harlow, BA'48, AM(Iowa).
Royal Murdoch. Mr. Harlow's first
novel, about Prince George where he
grew up. Macmillan. $4.50. A short
story by Mr. Harlow was published
in Klanak Islands: Eight Short Stories.
Klanak  Press,   1960.
Katharine B. Hockin, BA'31, MA, EdD
(Columbia), BD(Serampore U., Calcutta). Servants of God in People's
China. An interesting and informed
account of the present situation for
Christians in China. This book is
part of a series of publications for
students published jointly by The
Commission on World Mission of the
National Student Christian Federation and Friendship Press. Friendship
Press, New York. $1.75.
William C. McConnell, LLB'49, is the
owner of Klanak Press. Latest book
is Anne Hebert et St. Denys Gar-
neau: Traductions par F. R. Scott.
The original poems with translations
by Professor Scott side by side. Book
designed by Takao Tanabe. Klanak
Press. $2.50. This is the fourth publication from the McConnell's private
press. The first, published in 1959,
was a collection of poems by Marya
Fiamengo, BA'48 (Mrs. Jack Hard-
man):   The  Quality of Halves.
Eric Nicol, BA'41, MA'48. A Herd of
Yaks. Choice pieces in a new book
by a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour. Selected
from previously published collections
of his newspaper columns. "Eric the
Red is a Norse of a different colour."
Ryerson.  $3.95.
John T. Saywell, BA'50, MA'51, PhD
(Harvard), of University of Toronto
history department, editor. Canada
Annual Review for 1961. Valuable
reference work detailing 1961 Canadian politics, foreign affairs, government and the arts. Dr. Saywell is the
general editor and writes the section
covering both federal and provincial
political scenes. Annual Review was
revived in 1960 by Dr. Saywell after
a lapse of 20 years.
Donald Stainsby, BA'53, with George
Kuthan, artist. Vancouver: Sights and
Insights. The spirit of the town captured in pen and word pictures with
humour, affection and sometimes a
satirical thrust. Macmillan. $5.
A. F. Szczawinski, MagPhil(Lwow),
PhD'53, with George A. Hardy, provincial botanists. Guide to Common
Edible Plants of British Columbia.
Obvious purpose is to save lives of
people shipwrecked or lost in the
bush, but useful for campers and
travellers in the wilds. Foods the
Indians used regularly before the
white man came. British Columbia
Provincial Museum Handbook No. 20.
Queen's  Printer,  Victoria.  50c.
Phyllis Webb, BA'49. The Sea Is also a
Garden. Second published collection
of poems. Short and finely wrought.
Ryerson.  $3.50.
33 State University, as assistant professor.
Dr. Waldern will hold a joint research-
teaching appointment, specializing in
nutrition.
1952
J. Leslie McK. Armour, BA, PhD
(London), has been appointed assistant
professor in philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Armour previously
taught at San Fernando Valley State College, Los Angeles and Montana State
College. He also worked on newspapers
in  Vancouver and  England.
Raghbir Basi, BA, BSW'53, MPA
(Harvard), PhD(Cornell), who was president of the Students' Council and also
of NFCUS while at UBC, visited Vancouver this fall. He is now assistant
professor of international business
operations and economic development in
the department of business management.
Kent State University, in Kent. Ohio.
Ernest Bianco, BASc, MASc(Stanford).
is now a registered engineer for the
State of California and is employed by
Gerwick Engineering Ltd.. San Francisco, specializing in pre-stressed concrete.
W. E. Danner, BA, is president of the
Wampole Company, the well-known
pharmaceutical company, in Perth, Ontario. He has headed the company since
1953.
Thomas Franck, BA, LLB'53, LLM &
SJD(Harvard), has been made a full
professor at New York University. Dr.
Franck teaches international law and
his articles on international affairs
appear regularly in The Sun.
1953
David K. Adams, BA(Reed Coll.).
MA, who is working towards his PhD
in electrical engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is a research associate in the Cooley Laboratory of Research there. He is a project
leader in the field of circuits, antennae
and microwaves. His mother, Mrs. Cecil
Adams of Longview, Washington, is
the former Constance Highmoor, BA'19.
Rev. Gordon S. Imai, BA, has left for
Yokohama, Japan, where he and his wife
will spend a year learning the Japanese
language before undertaking missionary
work for the United Church. They expect to return to Canada in four years.
Innes K. MacKenzie, MSc(Western
Ont.), PhD, who went to Dalhousie University last fall, has been promoted to
full professor in the physics department.
Dr. MacKenzie's field is nuclear research. During the academic year, he
conducted University experiments in
positron  annihilation.
Robin T. B. Rye, BA, MSc'56, PhD
(London), has been made assistant professor of chemistry at Brandon College.
Manitoba. He was previously a post-
doctorate fellow with the National Research Council.
R. Roger J. Wickson, BCom, is the
skating pro for the new Hollyburn Club
which opened November 1 in West
Vancouver. Holder of many figure-
skating and dance-skating championships, and with judging experience, his
avocation will be turned to good
account  for the  members.
Painting entitled Pregnant No. 6
is in strong dark blues and white
Don Mcintosh, BA'54, MFA(Yale).
associate professor of fine arts at University of Kentucky, is setting up a new
course in art education there. He formerly taught at Vancouver School of
Art and in the College of Education.
Painting above was one of his collages
shown in a three-man exhibition at
University Art Gallery this October.
A VSA graduate, he has also studied
at San Miguel de Allende in Mexico
and at Slade School in London.
1954
Marvin A.  Carpenter,  BCom, has returned to Vancouver and  is  now  controller,   Bay   Stores.   Alberta   and   B.C.
region for Hudson's Bay Company.
Leslie Robert Galloway, BASc, MASc
'55, who is studying towards his PhD
in chemical engineering at UBC, has
been awarded a fellowship by Canadian
Kodak Co., Limited, as part of its aid-
to-education programme.
John Maybank, BSc(Manitoba), MSc,
PhD(London), research associate in
physics at the University of Saskatchewan is directing investigations into rain
formation and lightning. The work is
supported by a $9,000 grant from the
Meteorological Service, Department of
Transport, Ottawa. One aspect deals
with rainfall and ice patterns and involves a study of the relationship between  meteor  dust  and  rainfall.
Edwin   B.   Parker,   BA,   MA   &   PhD
(Stanford),  has  been  appointed  assistant
professor in the newly organized communication department at Stanford University. For the past two years, Dr.
Parker has been assistant professor in
the Institute of Communications Research. University of Illinois.
1955
Rev. Paul F. Chidwick, BA, BA(Cam
bridge) in Theology, has been appointed
Warden and lecturer of a new Theological College in Nairobi. The College
is designed to teach clergy and orden-
ands apologetics to assist them in meeting the needs of people in a rapidly
changing society. His wife is the former
Ann Dickson Willoughby,  BSN'56.
James E. Hardy, BA, MSc'57, received
his PhD in physics at Princeton University this June and is now with the
National  Research Council in Ottawa.
1956
Geoffrey R. Conway, BCom. has been
awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship
to continue his studies in the Doctoral
Programme at the Harvard University
Graduate School of Business Administration.
Edward (Ted) A. McAlpine, BCom,
has been appointed resident manager,
upper Vancouver Island, for Home Oil
Distributors Limited. He is responsible
for all sales from Duncan north to
Kelsey Bay.
Harry L. Penny, BA, BSW, MSW'57.
director of the Social Planning Council
of Hamilton and District, Ontario, was
elected president of the Canadian Conference on Social Welfare at its meeting in Winnipeg this year.
George Steiner, BA, MD'60, has received a one-year appointment as assistant in medicine (research fellow in endocrinology) at the Peter Bent Brigham
Hospital  in  Boston,   Massachusetts.
John A. Willoughby, MD, has been
appointed research fellow in paediatrics
at the Harvard Medical School and its
affiliated hospitals. Dr. Willoughby is
associated with Children's Hospital
Medical  Center.
1957
George A. Selivanoff, BA, received his
MA in international relations at the
American University, Washington, D.C.
this June. Mr. Selivanoff holds the Hall
of Nations Scholarship Award for
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F/L William C. Fraser, BASc'57 in
mechanical engineering, is the RCAF's
"Red Knight" for 1962. On leave from
instructing at No. 2 Advanced Flying
School at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
F/L Fraser has been flying the bright
red T-33 Silver Star jet trainer through
aerobatics that have been thrilling
crowds for the past four years at air
shows across Canada. The Red Knight's
twelve minute show begins with a roll off
the top of a loop after take-off. His
other manoeuvres include a Cuban-
eight; clover-leaf; hesitation, rhubarb
and vertical rolls; loops and inverted
flying. A unique feature of the Red
Knight's show is that all manoeuvres are
carried out within the confines of the
airfield—a most difficult task with a
high-speed aircraft.
Before going to Portage he was a
deputy flight commander with 409
Squadron at Comox.
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Meryn  Benenson  (nee Shallard).   BA.
received an MSc in English literature
from the University of Wisconsin in
1960. Mrs. Benenson and her husband,
who received his PhD in physics this
year, are now at the University of
Strasbourg, France, for a year of research  and study.
Peter M. Brockington, BA, a well-
known stage, radio and television actor,
spent the past summer with the North
Hatley Playhouse company in Quebec.
Last winter, in Toronto, he was at the
Red Barn Playhouse in its inaugural
winter season and there had notable
roles in "The Balcony" and "The
Rivals."
Donald F. Cox, BCom, DBA(Har-
vard). has been appointed assistant professor at Harvard business school. His
special field is marketing and consumer
behaviour.
Anand Prakash, BSc( Delhi), MSc
(Allahabad). MA, PhD'60, associate
scientist, Fisheries Research Board of
Canada, St. Andrews, N.B., has been
awarded a John Murray travelling fellowship in oceanography by the Royal
Society of London. This award will enable Dr. Prakash to extend his research
in oceanic production. Provision has also
been made for him to participate, on
behalf of the United Kingdom, in the
International Indian Ocean Expedition
during   1962-63.
Lieutenant John H. Veitch, BCom.
who was commissioned in the regular
army in 1958, has been promoted to the
rank of Captain, and is an officer of the
Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps. Capt.
Veitch presently holds the appointment
of assistant paymaster, miscellaneous
units, Camp Petawawa, Ontario.
1959
Robert G. Auld, BASc, has moved
from Kingston, Ontario, where he was
employed by Du Pont of Canada, to
Edmonton, Alberta, where he will study
towards a Master's degree in chemical
engineering at the University of Alberta.
Mrs. Auld (nee Diane Bowman, BEd'59),
will teach at Ross Sheppard Composite
high school in Edmonton.
Dewi G. S. Evans, BASc, MASc'61.
is a 1962 winner of a graduate fellowship in metallurgy sponsored by the Steel
Co. of Canada. The fellowship is a
one-year award of $2,000 to the student
and $1,000 to the University.
George A. Feaver, BA, is now at
Mount Holyoke College in South Had-
ley, Massachusetts, as an instructor in
political science. After leaving UBC he
attended London School of Economics.
Ruth Mary Kidd, BA, LLB'61, has
been admitted to the B.C. Bar. She has
also received the Mackenzie King Travelling Fellowship in international relations and has left for Newnham College,
Cambridge, to study public international
law. Miss Kidd was a well-known figure
on campus and engineered the famous
bed-pushing race from the U.S. border to
UBC to publicize the World University
Service book drive for underprivileged
universities.
1960
Theodora    Carroll,    BCom,    LLB'61,
has won the Indian Government's
Commonwealth Scholarship and will be
studying international law at the University of Delhi for a year.
John A. St. E. de Wolf, BA, who was
a journalist with the Province, resigned
in August. He is now a special assistant
to Finance Minister Nowlan in Ottawa,
where he hopes to continue working towards a Master's degree in economics at
Carleton University.
Robert S. K. Gibson, BA(Western
Ont.), BCom(Queen's), LLB, has been
called to the Bar of the province of
Ontario as a solicitor. He is now with
BP Canada Limited, Montreal, as their
Ontario Division legal  adviser.
June M. Whaun, MD, who is specializing in paediatrics, is now at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto as senior
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36 Second Award
for Pat Carney
Mrs. Gordon Dickson, BA'60
Mrs   Gordon   B.   Dickson,   BA.   who
writes for the Province under her maiden
name, Pat Carney, has won for the
second consecutive year the annual
award of $500 given by MacMillan,
Bloedel and Powell River Ltd. for individual achievement in business journalism. The fifth year it has been given,
the award is judged on promotion of
public understanding or enlightenment
on questions relating to business, public service, outstanding resourcefulness
and initiative and quality of writing.
Pat Carney's winning entry was a
series of six articles outlining the views
of leading industrialists on the subject of
economic planning as a solution to
Canadian economic problems. She won
the award last year for a series of
articles on B.C. resource industries.
Thorough in her research and with an
intuitive sense of what makes business
news, she has attracted a wide circle of
readers to her daily column.
1961
Gillian   D.   Edgell,   BA,   has   won   a
National Gallery scholarship to a
museum training course which has now
been extended to approximately nine
months. Miss Edgell returned last spring
from England where she spent 10
months doing post-graduate work at
London University's Courtauld Institute
of Art History. Prior to that, she travelled through Europe visiting galleries.
During this past summer session, she
worked in the Fine Arts Gallery at UBC.
According to Mr. McNairn, associate
professor of history of art at UBC, this
course "fills a great need for professionally trained people in the museum field.
It is a very comprehensive course, demanding a sound knowledge of art history and of aesthetic values."
Barry A. Morrow, BSc, MSc'62, has
been awarded a Shell postgraduate scholarship for two years' study in the
United Kingdom. He will be studying
infra-red spectroscopy for his PhD at
Cambridge University.
S. J. (Skip) Peerless, MD, is doing a
year of neurophysiology at the Best Institute of the University of Toronto. Dr.
Peerless plans to continue training at
Toronto General Hospital in neurosurgery.
Betty I. Richardson, BA, is in Wellington, New Zealand, as assistant ethnologist at the Dominion Museum there.
Alfred John Scow, LLB, a one-time
fisherman and son of the chief of the
Kwicksutaineuk tribe, became the first
native Indian member of the Law
Society of B.C. when he was called to
the Bar this October.
Harvey N. Stalwick, BSc(Concordia),
BSW. MSW'62, has been appointed adult
probation officer and rehabilitation
worker in the regional office of the
Saskatchewan Department of Social Welfare  and  Rehabilitation  in  Yorkton.
1962
Sandra Browning, BMus, has left for
London  to  further  her  musical  studies
in concert repertoire  and  opera at the
Guildhall School of Music. Last summer, Miss Browning sang in Vancouver
Festival productions of the "Magic
Flute"  and Comedie Francaise.
Terry R. Gibson, BCom, has received
the Wall Street Journal annual student
achievement award for scholastic ability
in the finance division of the Faculty of
Commerce at UBC. The award consists
of a silver medal and one year's subscription to the newspaper.
John Howard-Gibbon, BA, has received a second scholarship for further
study of Oriental languages. Mr. Gibbon will be enrolled in the department
of Chinese literature at the National Taiwan University in Formosa, as a special
student under full scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, Mr. Gibbon will
receive a $500 travel grant from the
Koerner Foundation.
Floyd W. Johnson, BPE, is the new
physical education director for men at
the Cornwall YM-YWCA in Ontario.
Andrea M. P. Miller, BSP, has been
awarded the Dean E. L. Woods Memorial Prize in pharmacy for 1962 by the
Canadian Pharmaceutical Association.
Her thesis, "A Study of the Factors Involved in the Formulation of Moisturizing Creams" was judged the best of five
submissions based on undergraduate
laboratory or experimental research received from four Canadian universities.
Willis Edward O'Leary, BS(Denver) in
business administration, LLB, has received a $3,250 law fellowship from
Harvard University to study for his
Master's degree in law.
William R. Reader, BSc(Alta), MASc,
is now in the research and development
laboratories of Northern Electric Company Ltd., in Ottawa.
Herbert F. (Gus) Shurvell, BSc
(Exeter), MSc, is recipient of the 1962-
63 Shell Oil fellowship. Mr. Shurvell is
presently working towards a PhD in
physical chemistry. For his master's degree, Mr. Shurvell made studies of small
molecules at very low temperatures by
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37 Marriages
affleck-galbraith. Edward Lloyd Affleck, BA'45, BEd'48, to Jean Marie
Galbraith, in Vancouver.
azuma-doherty. Richard Ernest Azuma,
BA'51, MA'53, PhD(Glasgow). to
Glenna Marguerite Doherty, in
Georgetown,   Ontario.
caple-rowland. Charles Garry Aker-
man Caple to Marcia Eileen Rowland.
BA'61, in  Penticton.
currie-leyland. Donald James Currie.
BCom'61, to Aunna Margaret Ley-
land, BEd'60, in North Vancouver.
dawson-brodhurst. Leslie Bruce Dawson, BCom'60, to Catherine Helen
Brodhurst, in Vancouver.
draskoy-gill. George Ferenc Draskov.
BSF'61(S), to Barbara Patricia Gill,
BA'61, in Vancouver.
evans-dodgson. Dewi Gordon Sutcliffe
Evans, BASc'59, MASc'61, to Mary
Diana Kathleen Dodgson, in Vancouver.
eraser-price. William Lawrence Fraser,
BASc'53, to Nancy Jennifer Price, in
Elbow Park, Alberta.
green-douglas. Kenneth Gordon D.
Green, BSF'61, to Diana Blair Douglas,  BA'62, in Ottawa.
grifiiths-parkin. David John Griffiths,
BA'59, MSc'60, to Patricia Elinor
Parkin, in Ladysmith.
hamilton-cox. Neil Alfred Hamilton,
BCom'53, to Maureen Jeanette Cox,
in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South
Africa.
helliwell-adam. David Leedom Helliwell, BA'57, to Margaret Jeanette
Adam,   in   Vancouver.
hermiston-kent. Paul Greer Marsh
Hermiston to Florence Holly Kent,
BPE'59,   in   Virdon,   Manitoba.
kii.ik-hamre. Walter LeRoy Kilik, BASc
'60, to Carole Louise Hamre, BHE
'59,  in  Cloverdale.
mckerlich-turland. William Alister
MacKay McKerlich, BEd'60, to Gail
Turland, BA'60, in Vancouver.
mansfield-rogers. Robert Billet Mansfield, BArch'62, to Katherine Lynne
Rogers,  BA'60,  BSW'61,  in  Trail.
mar-york. Allan Mar, BCom'61, to
Patricia York, BEd'60, in Nanaimo.
money-munro. Peter Lawrence Money,
BSc(McGill), MSc'59, to Frances
Margaret Munro, BA'59, in Vancouver.
pehin-foster. Herbert Spencer Pepin,
BSA'54, MA'56, PhD(Ill.), to Cynthia M.  Foster,  in Vancouver.
preston-edgett. Frank M. Preston to
Mrs. Lloyd W. Edgett (nee Myrtle
Alberta Spencer, BA'28), in Vancouver.
rahal-hurin. Edward Rahal, BCom'62,
to Lily Hurin, BHE'6I, in Calgary,
Alberta.
risk-sarchuk. James Berryman Risk,
BA'54, MSc'56, PhD(London), to
Ophelia Rosalie Sarchuk. in Vancouver.
38
rumsey-ford.   Rev.  Gavin  M.   Rumsey,
BA'57, to Lois Vivian Ford, in Deep
River, Ontario.
selby-bunge. Roger Cyril Selby, BSc'61,
to   Susan   Elizabeth   Bunge,   in   Vancouver.
teasdale-wallace.      Donald      Newton
Teasdale,   BA'55,   to   Dr.   Sallie   Jean
Wallace, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
thomas   -   bennett.    Melvin    Howard
Thomas,  BCom'59,   LLB'60,  to  Mary
Irene   Bennett,   in   Sault   Ste.   Marie.
Ontario.
ukai-moriya.  Naomichi Ukai to Atsuko
Moriya,      BA<Tnt.     Christian     Univ.
Japan).  MA'62.  in Tokyo,  Japan.
walkey-zaitzeff. Ronald Brian Walkey,
BArch'62,   to   Ann   Zaitzeff,   in   West
Vancouver.
williams-walter. Dr. D. L. Williams to
Uta B. Walter, BA'61, in Vancouver.
whittred-amesen.    Eric    Whittred    to
Molly   Amesen,    BA'52,    in   Calgary.
Alberta.
Birth*
MR.    AND    MRS.    LYLE    G.    AHRENS,    BCom
'53, a son, Brian Gordon, September
19,   1962, in Toronto, Ontario.
MR.   AND   MRS.   PETER   A.   AJELLO,   BA'46.
MA(Tor.), a son, Robin Paul, January 7,   1962,  in  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.
MR.     AND     MRS.     MICHAEL     P.     AMSDEN.
BASc'59, (nee lorna ryder, BEd'58),
a daughter, Susan Maureen, September 20,  1962, in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
MR.   AND   MRS.   ALEC   J.   BECKER,   LLB'58,
quadruplets—two sons, Stanford and
Clifford, and two daughters, Stacey
and Brucyne, August 3, 1962, in Vancouver.
MR.  AND  MRS. ROBERT K.  BOURNE.  BA'55,
MA (Wise), a daughter, Lisa Carol,
September 25, 1962, in Madison,
Wisconsin,   U.S.A.
MR.   AND   MRS.   GARY   N.   COOPLAND.   BCom
'59, a daughter, Lila Jean, August 17,
1962,  in  Winnipeg,   Manitoba.
DR.    AND    MRS.    GEORGE    F.    COPITHORNE,
BA'51, DDS(Wash.), (nee dorothy
etta mosher. BA'52), a son, Douglas John, October 1, 1962, in North
Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   ANTHONY   DAVIDSON,   BSc
'59, a son, Ian Jonathan, October 1,
1962, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. RONALD P. DORE,  (nee
NANCY   MACDONALD,   BA'47,   MLS
(Calif.), a daughter, Sally, September
4,   1962, in London, England.
DR.   AND   MRS.   PATRICK  J.   B.   DUFFY,   BSF
'55,      MF(Yale),      PhD(Minn.),      a
daughter, Martha Dorothy (Dorli),
October 28, 1962, in Calgary, Alberta.
F/O   AND   MRS.   EDWARD   J.   GAINES,   BASc
'59, a daughter, Denise Marie, September 7, 1962, in Flin Flon, Manitoba.
MR.   AND   MRS.   ALFRED   RAE   HAINES,    BA
'57, (nee mary t. mci etridge, BA
'60), a daughter, Katharine Anne,
September  22,   1962,   in   Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   ROBERT  E.   M.   HENDERSON,
BCom'60, (nee sharon lenore Morrison, BEd'59), a son, Scott Robert,
July  28,   1962,  in  Vancouver.
DR.    AND    MRS.    DONALD    G.    IVEY,     BA'44,
MA'46, PhD(Notre Dame), a son,
David Donald Glenn, August 14,
1962, in Toronto, Ontario.
MR.    AND    MRS.    JAMES    A.    MORGAN.    BEd
'61, a daughter, Karen Elizabeth,
October 21,  1962, in Vancouver.
MR,   AND   MRS.   MALCOLM   K.   NELLES,   (nee
CHRISTINE   SHEILA    WEIR,    BA'49,    LLB
'50), a daughter, September 6, 1962,
in  Ottawa,  Ontario.
MR.   AND   MRS.   TERRENCE   M.   I.   PENNER,
BA'57, BA(Oxon.), a son, John
Derek Alastair, August 16, 1962, in
Elland, Yorkshire, England.
MR.     AND      MRS.     RONALD     D.      POUSETTE,
BASc'57, (nee Patricia a. croker,
BA'55), a daughter, Susan Jane, July
17, 1962, in Oakville, Ontario.
MR.   AND   MRS.   EDWIN   R.   SMITH,    BCom
'59, a daughter.  Heather Louise, July
18, 1962,   in   Montreal,   Quebec.
MR.     AND     MRS.     JOHN     TOOCHIN,      (nee
MYRA   HELEN   BILLINGSLEY,   BSc'6() ),   a
son, Michael John, August 25, 1962.
in  Vancouver.
MR.      AND      MRS.      LEONARD     G.      WANNOP,
BASc'45, a daughter, September 3,
1962, in Judibana, Venezuela.
MR.  AND   MRS.  JOSEPH  A.   (JOHN)   YOUNG,
BCom'49, MEd'61, a daughter, Joan
Marie, September 5, 1962, in Penticton.
FRED S. SCHIFFER,
F.R.P.S.
OUTSTANDING
PORTRAITS
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MU 4-4010
Your CAREER belongs to YOU
For the serious-minded—"the objective approach to  CAREER PLANNING"
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forget university after all
IS THE HIGH COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION
CLOSING THE DOOR ON YOUR HOPES FOR
YOUR CHILDREN?
You have added up what they can earn themselves
and what you can do to help. You may even be
counting on a scholarship or bursary as well. Yet
it's still not enough . . .
Often the extra amount you need is heartbreakingly
small. Yet it is big enough to make the difference
between university and—no university. And this at
a time when our youth and our country both have
greater need than ever for trained minds, specialized knowledge.
THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA HAS TAKEN STEPS
TO HELP MEET THIS MAJOR PROBLEM THROUGH
SPECIAL  UNIVERSITY  TUITION  LOANS.
Usually, these loans will be made to parents, guardians or sponsors of students attending or planning to
attend Canadian universities and colleges. They are
available in amounts up to $1,000 a year through
four years.
Repayment may be arranged over a longer period
than usual. In special cases, it may even be extended
beyond the four-year university period.  In other
words, these University Tuition Loans are set up on
a flexible basis, on relatively liberal terms, to permit
as many people as possible to take advantage of them.
A ROYAL BANK OF CANADA UNIVERSITY TUITION
LOAN MAY BE THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEM.
We believe this supplementary financial help will
keep the door to the university open for many children whose parents are wondering if highereducation
for their children is beyond their reach. The Royal
Bank, and your Royal Bank manager, share your
concern in this personal and national problem. We
invite you to come in and see whether a Royal Bank
University Tuition Loan may not be the solution.
ROYAL BANK
39 1916
James Percy Caldwell Southcott, BA,
died May 9, 1962. His wife, the former
Bonnie Clement, BA'18, died in 1954. A
daughter, Burnie Southcott, BSA'49, a
son, John Clement Southcott, BCom'53,
and two grandsons survive.
1927
Desmond Fife Kidd, BASc, PhD
(Princeton), died October 13, 1962, in
London, England, where he had moved
with his family a few months ago after
he became ill. He was 56. He leaves his
wife, Margaret, and his only daughter,
Honor Ruth Kidd, BA'59, LLB'61, who
had just received a scholarship to study
public international law at Newnham
College, Oxford.
Dr. Kidd was a well-known consulting geologist, a prominent Conservative, and former provincial leader of the
Boy Scouts Association for B.C. and the
Yukon. He was president of Attwood
Copper Mines Ltd. and senior executive
vice-president of Overwaitea Ltd., the
family business.
1941
Robert Angus Lowe, BASc in chemical engineering, died suddenly September 31, 1962, in Trail, at the age of 47.
He is survived by his wife and four
children.
At the time of his death he was supervisor of budgetary control for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company
and very active in community work and
in coaching and refereeing children's
sports.
Deaths
Mr. Lowe was born in Ingersoll, Ontario. After graduating from UBC he
worked in the wartime nitrogen plant in
Calgary before going to Trail in 1946 as
development engineer. He later became
superintendent of the hydrogen plant and
was transferred to administration in
1953.
1942
Mrs. Charles E. Craig (nee Elizabeth
Kinnersley Hebb, BA), died on May 16,
1962, in Vancouver. She is survived by
her husband and five children, three sons
and two daughters.
Ann Weaver Gray, BA, died suddenly
of a heart attack on August 28, 1962, in
Vancouver. Born in Formosa of missionary parents, she was a teacher. Her
father, after leaving the mission field,
practised as a doctor among the Chinese
community in Vancouver until his death
a few years ago.
1943
Wilfred Clark Jones, BA, of Ladysmith, died in August, 1962, after spending more than half his life teaching in
Ladysmith schools. While teaching, he
continued his studies and obtained his
degree. He is survived by his wife, a
son and a daughter, and four grandchildren. He was 61.
1948
Mrs.    William    Isbister,    (nee    Helen
Elizabeth   Brown,   BA),   died   suddenly
August 12, 1962, while visiting Chem-
ainus. She had been living in Victoria
for the past two years. She is survived
by her husband and four sons.
1960
Mrs. John B. Milne (nee Nancy Leona
Witherly, BA), died in an automobile
accident at Stoney Plain, Alberta, on
August 30, 1962. She is survived by her
husband, John Milne, BA'56, MSc'60,
who is now living in Hamilton, Ontario, and by her mother in Vancouver.
The Milnes had returned from England
where they had been living.
Brenda C. Askew, BSP, was killed in
a two-car collision in Vancouver on
September 3, 1962. Miss Askew, whose
parents live in Port Alberni, had been
employed as store manager in a Port
Alberni drugstore for the past year. She
was 24.
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Well Housed?
Will you help us to help those who
are not?
For over 50  Years Central
City    Mission    has   served
Vancouver's Skid Row.
Please consider the Mission when
advising on bequests, making charitable donations, discarding a suit
or a pair of shoes.
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parents who want to send their
children to university
Bank of Commerce announces a special long-term
EDUCATION LOAN
The reason so many people are denied higher education is quite often a financial one. We at the Bank
of Commerce realize that the cost of attending University has increased sharply over the past few years...
THUS, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE INCEPTION OF THE
bank of commerce education loan. This new plan allows you to borrow up to 80% of the cost of your
child's higher education—including tuition, books,
living and travel expenses to a maximum of $8,000.
It is not an ordinary loan. Repayments are arranged
through a flexible system of low monthly instalments
over a period up to eight years.
This Education Loan Plan is a tangible expression
of an earnest desire to help your child's future—made
possible by the Bank of Commerce, the bank that builds.
free booklet: For complete information, call in at
your nearest Commerce branch for the booklet "Education Loan Plan"—or write Dept. U7, 640 W.
Hastings St., Vancouver 2, B.C.
CANADIAN IMPERIAL
BANK OF COMMERCE
Over 1260 branches to serve you
THE  BANK
THAT BUILDS U.B.C. Alumni Association Directory
honorary president—N. A. M. MacKenzie, C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, Q.C,
BA, LLB (Dalhousie), LLM(Harvard), LLD(Mount Allison, New Brunswick, Toronto, Ottawa, Bristol, Alberta, Glasgow, Dalhousie, St. Francis
Xavier, McGill, Sydney, Rochester, Alaska, California, Memorial, British
Columbia) DCL (Whitman, Saskatchewan), DScSoc(Laval), President
Emeritus of the  University of British Columbia.
Executive Committee: president—Frank E. Wal-
den, BCom'38, CA; past president—Wm. C.
Gibson, BA'33, MSc(McGill), DPhil(Oxon.),
MD, CM(McGill); first vice-president—Paul
S. Plant, BA'49; second vice-president—Mrs.
John H. Stevenson, BA,BCom'40; third vice-
president—Alan M. Eyre, BASc'45; treasurer
—H. Frederick Field, BA,BCom'40, CA. members-at-large (Terms expire 1963)—Mrs. David
C. Ellis, BA'36; Roderick W. Macdonald, LLB
"50; John J. Carson, BA'43. (Terms expire
1964)—Mrs. Kenneth M. Walley, BA'46; Donald B. Fields, BCom'43; D. M. Brousson, BASc
'49;  Grant  R.  Donegani,  BSA'41.
Okanagan Mainline
president:  Dr. E. M. Stevenson, MD (Western
Ont.), 3105-31st Street, Vernon.
Armstrong—Ronald R. Heal, BSA'47, Box 391.
kamloops—Roland   G.   Aubrey,   BArch'51,   242
Victoria Street.
kelowna—Gordon    Newhouse,    BA'58,   No.   2,
535  Rosemeade Avenue.
keremeos—Joseph A.  (John)  Young, BCom'49,
MEd'61,  R.R. No.   1.
lumby—Ken Johnston.
Oliver—Rudolf P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Mrs.   Douglas   Fraser,   BA'32,   R.R.
No. 1.
penticton—Mrs.   John   Keating,   BSA'39,   MS-
A'41. 148 Roy Avenue East, R.R. No. 2.
revelstoke—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38, 202-
6th Street East.
salmon arm—C. H. Millar, BSP'49, Box 176.
summerland—Mrs.  N.  O.  Solly,  BA'31,  R.R.
No. 1.
Board of Management
Degree Representatives: agriculture—John L.
Gray, BSA'39; applied science—R. C. H. Rodgers, BASc'61; architecture—Ronald S. Nairne,
BA'47, BArch'51; arts—Mrs. L. Douglas Hayward, BA'41; commerce — Kenneth Martin,
BCom'46; education—Walter Hartrick, BA'47;
forestry—W. P. T. McGhee, BA'46, BSF'47;
home economics—Miss Patricia Creelman, BHE
'59; law—Bryan Williams, BCom'57, LLB'58;
library science—Robert Harris, BLS'62; medicine—George E. Morrison, BA'48, MA'51, MD-
'56; nursing—Mrs. J.H.Barclay, BASc'39(N);
pharmacy—Douglas B. Franklin, BSP'52; physical education—J. Reid Mitchell, BPE'49, BEd
'55; science—Anthony Davidson, BSc'59; social
work—Mrs. Douglas W. Fowler, BA'43, BSW
'46.
University Associations
Fraser Valley
president: Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22, Box
1261, Abbotsford.
vice-president: Mr. Eric E. Lewis, BA'43, Box
1333,  Mission City.
secretary-treasurer: Mr. John Wittenberg, c/o
Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, Box 1261, Abbotsford.
members-at-large: Frank Wilson, MA'37, Box
178, Chilliwack; Judge F. K. Grimmett, BA'32,
Box 10, Sardis; Mr. Hunter Vogel, HA'58,
Cloverdale Paint & Chemical Co., Langley;
Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB'50, Severide
& Mulligan, Wright Building, Drawer 400,
Langley; Dr. Mills F. Clarke, BSA'35, MSA
'37, Box 176, Agassiz; Harold S. Keenlyside,
BA'35, 1184- 184th Street, R.R. No. 2, Cloverdale; Miss Jessie E. Casselman, BA'23, 14034
Marine Drive, White Rock; Mervyn M. Smith,
BA'34, 12283 N. 8th Avenue, R.R. No. 2,
Haney; Cecil Hacker, BA'33, Publisher, Abbotsford News, P.O. Box 40, Abbotsford;
William H. Grant, BEd'47, Box 37, Abbotsford.
senate representatives—Nathan T. Nemetz,
Q.C, BA'34; Mark Collins, BA,BCom'34; Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47.
Regional Representatives: okanagan MAINLINE
—Dr. E. M. Stevenson; fraser valley—Mrs.
G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22; Vancouver island—
David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49.
Ex Officio Members: Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA
'51, BSW'53, director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56, MBA(Mary-
land), assistant director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; Roland Beaulieu, BCom'62, president
1962 graduating class; Douglas Stewart, A.M.S.
president; Malcolm Scott, Students' Council representative.
Vancouver Island
president—David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49,
Box 280, Duncan.
vice-president—John R. Caldwell,  BA'48, LLB
'49,  P.O. Box 820, Campbell River.
secretary—Mrs. J. H. Moore, BA'27, Narcross
Road, R.R. No. 2, Duncan.
alberni-port alberni—W.  Norman Burgess,
BA'40, BEd'48, Box 856, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logie, BA'29, Box
40.
chemainus—Mrs.   A.   A.    Brown,   BA'45,   Box
266.
courtenay-comox—Harold S. S. Maclvor, BA-
'48, LLB'49,  Box  160.
ladysmith—Mrs. T.  R.  Boggs,  BA'29,  Box 37.
nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49, LLB'50, Box
121.
parksville-qualicum—J.    L.    Nicholls,    BA'36,
BEd'53, Principal, Junior-Senior High School,
Qualicum Beach.
victoria—David Edgar, BCom'60, LLB'61, 2667
Capital   Heights.
British Columbia
Central
chairman—Mrs. G. C. Kellet, BSc(Alta.), 1510
Fir Street, Prince George.
prince george—Rev. Newton C. Steacy, BA'52,
1379  Ewert Street.
smithers—Laurence   W.   Perry,   LLB'50,   P.O.
Box  188.
vanderhoof—Alvin   W.   Mooney,   BA'35,   MD
and MSc (Alta.), Box 56.
Williams lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA
'27, Box 303.
East Kootenay
chairman—Percy    Pullinger,     BA'40,    BEd'56,
District   Superintendent   of   Schools,   Box   9,
Cranbrook.
cranbrook—Eric   C.   MacKinnon,   233   -   14th
Avenue S.
creston—R. L. Morrison, BA'28, BASc'29.
fernie—Kenny N. Stewart, BA'32, The Park.
golden—Mrs. Trevor Burton.
invermere—Mrs. G. A. Duthie.
kimberley—Wm.  H. R.  Gibney,  BASc'50, 26 -
1st Avenue, Chapman Camp.
West Kootenay
chairman—R.   J.   H.   Welton,   BASc'46,    1137
Columbia Avenue, Trail.
argenta—Mr. Stevenson.
castlegar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
grand forks—James R. Henniger, MD'54, Box
309.
nakusp—Donald Waterfield.
nelson—Leo   S.    Gansner,   BA,BCom'35,    c/o
Garland, Gansner & Arlidge, Box 490.
riondel—Herman Nielsen, Box 75.
rossland—A. F. Brooks, Box 351.
salmo—Dr. R. S. Smith.
Other B.C. Contacts
ashcroft—Gordon H. S. Parke, BSA'52, Bonaparte Ranch, Cache Creek.
bella coola—Milton C. Sheppard, BA'53, BEd-
'54, Box 7.
bralorne—Charles M. Campbell, BA,BASc'38,
Manager, Bralorne Mines.
dawson creek—Mr. Roger F. Fox, BA'51, 412-
99th Street.
42
Branches and Contacts
fort st. john—Art Fletcher, BCom'54, Supervising Principal, North Peace River High
School, Box 640.
hope—Roy Felix Thorstenson, BA'40, District
Superintendent of Schools,  Drawer 700.
ladner—L. L. Goodwin, BA'51, BEd'54, Principal, Ladner Elementary School, P. O. Box
100.
lillooet—D. Ian Cameron, BA'49, c/o B.C.
Hydro Authority.
port mellon—L. C. Hempsall, BASc'50, Box
128.
powell river—Donald Stewart, BASc'46, 4557
Willingdon Avenue.
prince rupert—Judge James T. Harvey, Q.C,
P.O. Box 188.
victoria—Robert St. G. Gray, BA'57, 1766
Taylor Street.
Canada (except B.C.)
Atlantic provinces—Dr. Parzival Copes, BA-
'49, MA'50, 36 Golf Avenue, St. John's Newfoundland.
calgary, alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603 - 6th Avenue,
S.W.
deep river, Ontario—Dr. Walter M. Barss,
BA'37, MA'39, PhD'42, 58 Laurier Avenue.
Hamilton, Ontario—Harry L. Penny, BA.BSW-
'56, MSW'57, 439 Patricia Drive,  Burlington.
medicine hat—Harry H. Yuill, BCom'59, 473
First  Street,  S.E.
Montreal, p.q.—Lloyd Hobden, BA'37, MA-
'40, 28 Arlington Avenue, Westmount, Montreal 6.
Ottawa, Ontario—Thomas E. Jackson, BA'37,
516 Golden Avenue, Highland Park Drive,
Ottawa 3.
Peterborough, Ontario—R. A. Hamilton, BASc'36, 640 Walkerfleld Avenue.
saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J. Pepper, BA-
'39, MA'41, Dept. of Chemistry, University
of Saskatchewan.
Toronto, Ontario—John Ridington, BCom'56,
2 Lome Avenue, Toronto 18.
welland, Ontario-—Charles Connaghan, BA'59,
MA'60, Box 238, Fonthffl.
Commonwealth
Australia—Edmund E. Price, BCom'59, Box
3952,  G.P.O.,  Sydney.
Uganda—Jane Banfield, BA,LLB'54, MA(Tor.),
Mary Stuart Hall, Makerere College, P.O.
Box 262, Kampala, Uganda.
united kingdom—Mrs. J. W. R. Adams, BA-
'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone, Kent, England.
United St ata
California, northern — (Chairman) — Charles
A. Holme, BCom'50, MBA(Western Ont.),
2478 33rd Avenue, San Francisco 16. SAN
Francisco—Dr. Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29,
MA'31, 185 Graystone Terrace; santa ci.ara
—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes
Avenue; Stanford—Harold J. Dyck, BA'53,
Building  315,  Apt.   14,  Stanford   Village.
California, southern—Los anoeles—Mrs. Elizabeth Berlot, BA'40, #40 - 3806 Carnavon
Way, Zone 27.
Chicago, Illinois—Mrs. Richard H. Thompson,
BA'59, 7631 North Eastlake Terrace, Chicago
26.
Honolulu, Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA-
'21, 295 Wailupe Cir.
madison, Wisconsin—H. Peter Krosby, BA'55,
MA'58, PhD (Columbia), Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin.
new york, new york—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47, #4L-214 East 51st Street.
ohio—Mrs. Milford S. Lougheed, BA'36, MA
(Bowling Green), 414 Hillcrest Drive, Bowling
Green.
Portland, Oregon—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA-
'25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, washing ion—Daniel M. Young, BA
'52, 5143  N.E. 54th Street, Seattle 5.
spokane, washinoton—Don W. Hammersley,
BCom'46, 212 Symmons Building.
Other Countries
Israel—Arthur H.  Goldberg,  BA'48, P.O. Box
1713, Haifa.
japan—Takashi   Kiuchi,   MA'60,    13,6-Chome,
Iigura-machi, Azabu, Mlnato-Ku, Tokyo.
sudan—Allan C. Brooks, BA'48, c/o UNTAB,
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