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AUTUMN   1958 At more than 700 offices
like this from coast to coast in Canada,
the Bank of Montreal
serves well over 2,000,000 customers
in all walks of life.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 2 Only 7,000 Copies Available of
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1908 — 1958
Through the cooperative efforts of the Founders of Convocation
and the University Administration, a limited supply of the
official history of The University of British Columbia is now
available. Two years in research and in writing, it marks the
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the University, and relates the establishment, struggle and growth of the University,
decade by decade.
per copy
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!                         Vancouver 8, B.C.
A History of
The University of British Columbia
1908- 1958
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Address Alumni Events for-—
November 14th and 15th, 1958
8:00 P.M.     •     BASKETBALL—U.B.C. Grads vs. Thunderbirds,
War Memorial Gymnasium
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.     •     REGISTRATION, Brock Hall
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. • FACULTY - COFFEE PARTIES, Brock Hall
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon • LECTURE - DISCUSSION SERIES (Choice of three topics)
12:00 noon • ALUMNI  LUNCHEON, Brock Hall
1:45 p.m. • ALUMNI  PARADE to University Stadium
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     •     FOOTBALL GAME—U.B.C. vs. Central Washington College
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.     •     CAMPUS TOURS AND VISITATIONS via Jitney Service
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     •     SOCIAL (Special arrangements for Classes of 28, 33, 38,
43, 48)
6:30 p.m.     •     DINNER, Special Class Reunion Dinners
Dinner for Non-Class Alumns j
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.     •     ALUMNI  BALL—Brock Hall, Review—"Fjfty
Hilarious Years"—Mart Kenny and His Western Gentlemen
Vol. 12, No. 3
Autumn, 1958
Plans for the Future
President,  U.B.C. Alumni  Association
If you have
ever been a keen
member of an organisation you
will have noticed
that suggestions,
proposals and
plans seem to
have a way of
dying before they
are implemented.
Not so in the
Alumni Association, witness the
enthusiastic response to the recent
Capital Gifts Development Fund Drive.
This interest, and support, found
expression in your Past President's
Report carried in the Summer issue of
the Chronicle. Dr. Harry Purdy's five-
point proposed programme struck a
responsive chord among Alumni, and
indicated to your Board of Management that efforts should be made to
gradually implement his slogan of,
"Use them or lose them". Naturally
not all things can be done at once.
But, from a joint Extension Department and Alumni Association Community Relations Conference held on
the Campus in April of this year,
came valuable indications as to how
Alumni might continue to serve the
University in their respective communities.
Implementation of some of the ideas
propounded will be carried out during
the forthcoming year. Of necessity,
the process will be slow and admittedly of an experimental nature. For instance Homecoming will attempt to
introduce "food for the mind" as well
as the stomach. (See Page 9.)
For the Branches situated outside
Vancouver, a more comprehensive and
fuller use of University speakers in
the various communities of the Province   will   be   attempted.    How   do
Alumni fit into this? By providing
the "liaison" or contact for the University Speakers' Service and their
respective communities. This will call
for close co-operation between the
service and your Alumni Association.
The more effective the liaison, the
greater the University service to the
Province.  (See Page 33.)
In addition, experimental projects
such as "Capsule Colleges" and
"Weekend Seminars" at various British Columbia locations will expand the
work of Extension. Alumni branches,
and Alumni, will be pleased to aid and
assist in the establishment of such enterprises. In doing so, they not only
serve the University but more effectively serve their own community.
Plans are already underway, with
the creation of a special Powell River
Community Committee, to organize
an effective University impact on that
community. Spearheaded by Alumni,
the Committee contains not only
graduates but representatives of every
organisation interested in obtaining
services from their University. Its task
will be to direct the University's approach to the community and to help
formulate proposals which will permit
the University to play a full role in
assisting them to a more comprehensive and broader programme.
All of these ventures, and others
yet to be conceived and implemented,
contain a degree of risk, but they also
issue a challenge—a challenge which
Alumni Branches, Alumni and their
Association can readily meet. Through
co-operation with community organisations and intelligent guidance by
Alumni representatives, the Association hopes this year to aid the University (primarily through the Extension Department) to reach its larger
campus of the Province of British Columbia. In doing so, it will provide new
opportunities for Alumni to serve
themselves, their community and the
Premier W. A. C. Bennett will officially open the
Buchanan Building, named for the late dean of
the Faculty of Arts and Science, Daniel Buchanan,
on September 25. The picture on the cover of
this edition was taken in the forecourt of the
building looking east toward the office wing. An
article concerning the special congregations and
the academic symposium, which will be taking
place at the time the building is opened, appears
on  page  32.
Contents Include: Page
The Editor's Page.....     7
President's Page     9
Homecoming  11
No News Is Good News—
David Brock      13
Evelyn Story Lett—A Profile-
Mrs. Gosford Martin 14-15
Harvard University—
John Bossons      16-17
Scandinavian Journey—
Margaret Ecker Francis  18-19
African Safari—A. C. Cooke 20-21
Summer Session  22-24
Princess Margaret  26
Sport Summary—
R. J. (Bus) Phillips  27
Alumnae and Alumni—
Barbara Biely  28-29
Faculty   30-31
In Memoriam  .37-38
Marriages and Births   39
Published by the
Alumni Association of the University of
British  Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Editor:   Harry  T.   Logan,   M.C,   M.A.
Associate  Editor:   James   A.   Banham,   B.A.'51
Assistant  Editor:   Sally  M.   Gallinari,   B.A.'49
Board of Management
Hyland, B.Com.'34 ; Past President, Dr. Harry
L. Purdy, B.A.'26 ; First Vice-President, Mark
Collins, B.A.'34, B.Com.'34; Second Vice-
President, Mrs. Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31 ;
Third Vice-President, Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, B.A.'30, M.A.'31; Treasurer, Donald
B.   Fields,   B.Com.'43 ;   Director,  A.   H.   Sager,
B.A.'38 ; Editor, H. T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: F. W. Scott, B.Arch.
'52 ; D. F. Miller, B.Com.'47 ; Mrs. G. Henderson, B.A.'31 ; H. J. Franklin, B.A.'49 : Terry
D. Nicholls, B.Com.'55 ; LL.B.'56 ; Mrs. L. H.
Leeson, B.A.'23. ALUMNI SENATE APPOINTEES : Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C, B.A.'34 ;
Peter J. Sharp, B.A.'36, B.Com.'36 ; G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Dr. N. S. Wright, B.S.A.
'44, M.S.A.'46; Applied Science, George E.
Baynes, B.A.Sc.'32 ; Architecture, James Y.
Johnstone, B.Arch.'52 ; Arts and Science, Mrs.
Arthur F. McKay, B.A.'33 ; Commerce, Emerson H. Gennis, B.Com.'48; Education, Dr.
Robin N. Smith, B.A.'37, M.A.'Bl; Forestry,
Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com.'47, B.S.F.'48 ;
Home Economics, Mrs. Ross C. Radazke, B.
H.E.'48;     Law,    Ivan    R.    Feltham,    B.A.'53,
LL.B.'54 ; Medicine, Dr. John M. Fredrickson,
B.A.'53, M.D.'57; Nursing, Miss M. Leighton,
B.A.Sc. ; Pharmacy, O. Gordon Davies, B.S.P.
'56 ; Physical Education, R. S. Glover, B.P.E.
'50 ; Social Work, Harry L. Penny, B.A.'56,
B.S.W.'56, M.S.W.'57; Sociology, Thelma M.
REPRESENTATIVE: Charles J. Connaghan,
A.M.S.   President.
Editorial  Committee
Chairman: J. Norman Hyland; Members:
Harry L. Purdy, D. B. Fields, Harry T. Logan,
Nathan  Nemetz,    A.   H.   Sager,    Peter   Sharp.
Business and Editorial Offices: 252 Brock Hall,
U.B.C,   Vancouver   8,   B.C.
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department,  Ottawa.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Subcritical Reactor top view, showing the installation of the vertical ion chamber drive mechanism
and the vessel drying system.
University of Toronto's new
Reactor represents important
advance in Nuclear Engineering
Education in Canada
Subcritical   Reactor   showing   reactor   vessel,   source   flask,   horizontal   ion
chamber drive mechanism, and counting rate recorders.
Half-lives, yields and cross sections
Flux distributions and buckling as a
function of lattice spacing
Disadvantage factor, thermal utilization and other reactor parameters
Temperature coefficients
Qualitative effect of absofb'ers
On June 19, 1958 before a distinguished gathering, the Honorable Leslie M. Frost, Premier of Ontario,
formally inaugurated at the University of Toronto, Canada's first university-owned Subcritical Reactor, thus
creating an important new facility for nuclear education in Canada.
The Subcritical Reactor, located in the University's Wallberg Building, was designed and built by
Canadair's Nuclear Division, and will be used as a laboratory training tool for undergraduate students. As such,
the facility has been provided with a numbsr of convenient devices to enable the student to grasp the fundamentals
of this new field, and in particular, to illustrate some of the unique aspects associated with Canada's development
of heavy water reactors.
In the reactor, natural uranium reds sheathed in aluminum are mounted vertically in a cadmium-covered
aluminum vessel. A heavy water moderator surrounds the rods and an external source of neutrons (yielding 10s
neutrons per second), is mounted in a graphite pedestal situated below the vessel.
The Subcritical Reactor is inherently safe and requires no complicated control system, bulky shielding,
or cooling system. As such, it is ideally suited for teaching purposes. Experimentation and instruction are facilitated by easy access to the reacting region through horizontal and vertical experimental tubes.
Although primarily designed for undergradualc training in Nuclear Engineering, the Reactor can also
se-ve at the graduate level for a research programme in the properties of heavy water reactors.
The Nuclear Division of Canadair has a unique group of nuclear scientists and engineers thoroughly
experienced through a variety of successful:y completed programmes in the nuclear Held. They are ready and eager
to discuss your problem, present or potential, if it involves the application of Nuclear Energy in any way.
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U.B.C.    ALUMNI    CHRONIC-E The Editor's Page
A Golden Jubilee
"I think it is quite true that we
have been more fortunate in the commencement of our work than any
other Canadian Universities. I do not
recall any which started with as many
students or with as large a staff." So
wrote Dr. F. P. Wesbrook, U.B.C.'s
first President, to the Honourable
Henry Esson Young, Minister of Education, on the evening of the first day
of lectures, September 30, 1915. There
were thirty-one members of Staff, of
whom two were on active service
leave, and 408 students, of whom fifty-
six were with Canada's fighting forces, many of them already in the
battle area. Seven years earlier, on
March 7, 1908, Dr. Young had guided
the British Columbia University Act
through Parliament and it is this date
which the University commemorates
in this Jubilee anniversary year of
its birth.
From 1899 McGill University had
pioneered the work of Higher Education in the Province, and, for seven
years after the passing of the Act,
in 1908, McGill College of British Columbia had paced our University to a
flying start and supplied most of the
Staff and more than half of the students for the first session. In those
seven years the Government moved
slowly toward the goal of a Provincial
University. In 1910 the momentous
question of the site was decided by a
specially appointed Commission of
distinguished Canadian educationists,
and Point Grey was chosen. In 1912
the first Convocation, whose members
are now termed the Founders, was
convened; the first Chancellor, the
Honourable Francis Carter-Cotton,
was elected, together with the Convocation representatives of fifteen members of Senate. In the same year the
University architects were engaged
and sketched plans for the new Buildings. In 1913 the President was chosen
and landscaping designs were made
for the Campus. In 1914 tenders were
called for the Buildings. The outbreak
of World War I prevented construction of all but the steel and concrete
skeleton of the Chemistry Building
and forced the University to open its
doors in the McGill College quarters
which later generations of students,
looking back from the beautiful surroundings of the Point Grey Campus,
have called the "Fairview Shacks".
This lusty University child of the
West, born in the cauldron years of
War, has gradually outstripped the
older Universities of Eastern Canada,
including even its own foster Alma
Mater, McGill, until to-day, at fifty, it
stand second in size among the English-speaking Universities of Canada.
Its staff of 30, in 1915, has grown to
over 900 in 1958; its 400 students
have increased to 9000 with an additional 5000 in the Summer Session.
The operating budget of $175,000 for
the session 1915-16 has become more
than $9,000,000 in 1957-58. The students in the first session were registered in the two Faculties of Arts and
Science and Applied Science; to-day's
undergraduates are distributed
through nine Faculties. Students
whose homeland is beyond the bounds
of Canada number upwards of one
The story of this amazing growth
of a centre of Higher Education in
this frontier Province of a new land,
already hard-pressed by the gigantic
load of its material developments, is
a story of inherited ideals, implanted
by McGill College of B.C., fostered
with courage and patience by U.B.C.'s
leaders, maintained with determination through periods of adversity and
prosperity, and finally come to fruition in these later years of widened
national horizons of thought and action.
Gradually the University has extended its influence in the Province
and in the nation. New Courses of
study, new Departments and Schools,
new Faculties have been formed in
response to the needs and the demands
of our people. In this Centennial year
of the Province the entire community
has taken the University to itself in a
remarkable demonstration of belief in
its values. The multitude of generous
donations to the Campaign Fund can
leave no doubt in anyone's mind of the
place that the University holds in the
hearts of our citizens.
This Issue of the Chronicle has been prepared for publication by Jim Banham, U.B.C.
Information Officer, whose generous kindness
is greatly appreciated by the Editor.
Miss Barbara Biely, Arts '59, has done the
work of Assistant Editor, Mrs. Sally Gallinari,
who is vacationing in Italy with her husband,
Lucien, LL.B.'58.
It is with regret that we announce the deaths of Stanley W.
Matthews, registrar at the University from 1919 to 1941, and Mrs.
Mary E. Buchanan, widow of
Daniel Buchanan, the late Dean of
the Faculty of Arts and Science
at U.B.C.
Mr. Matthews, who died at the
age of 87, was a graduate of Queen's
University where he received his
M.A. in mathematics. Before coming to the University he was the
principal of King Edward High
School and various commercial
schools in Vancouver. He was the
University's first registrar emeritus, an honour which was conferred
on him last year.
Mrs. Buchanan was to have been
a member of the official party at
the opening of the Buchanan Building on September 25. The building
is named for her husband, who died
in 1950.
John Haar Named
Alumni Director
Arthur H. Sager, B.A.'38, Director
of the U.B.C. Alumni Associaton, has
been granted a year's leave of absence
to study Elizabethan Literature at
the University of Oxford, England. He
has been awarded a Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation Fellowship. Mr.
Sager will also visit other Universities in the United Kingdom and Western Europe to make an informal survey of adult education programmes.
John Harr, B.A.'50, former Assistant
Director of the U.B.C. Extension Department, has been named to replace
Mr. Sager as Director of the Alumni
Association for one year.
Twelve Students
Get $250 Awards
The University of British Columbia
and the Alumni Association of the
University have announced the winners of the twelve scholarships of
$250, known as the U.B.C. Alumni
Association Scholarships. These
awards are made on the basis of scholarship, character, leadership, and participation in school and community
affairs, to students entering the University from high schools in the
Winners for 1958-59 are: Darlene
Joyce Bauming, Box 844, Creston,
B.C.; Karen Anne Carter, 2055 East
34th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.; Gerhar-
dus deWit, 608 Forbes Ave., North
Vancouver, B.C.; Judith Louise Fer-
worn, Ymir, B.C.; Beverley Verna
Jones, 932 Sixth Ave., Kamloops,
B.C.; Hans Christoph Mundel, R.R.
No. 2, Oliver, B.C.; Shirley Marie
Normand, Box 706, Fort St. John,
B.C.; Vernalyn Mae Porter, Winfield,
B.C.; Julian Neale Reid, 322 Plaskett
Place, Victoria, B.C.; Patricia Angela
Simpson, R.R. No. 1, Parksville, B.C.;
Lawrence Grant Toms, 818 Third
Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.; Lorraine
Elissa Lynch, R.R. No. 2, Shaw Rd.,
Mission City, B.C.
All will attend the University of
British Columbia except Judith Fer-
worn and Julian Reid, who will attend
Victoria College.
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The Stimulating Prospect
of Adult Education
Throughout Canada
I was invited to address the annual
meeting of the Canadian Association
for Adult Education in Winnipeg recently. Unfortunately our Spring Congregation ceremonies were held during the same week and I was unable
to attend the Conference in person.
However I recorded my speech and it
was broadcast to the delegates attending the Conference. My remarks dealt
with the future of adult education in
Canada and what follows are excerpts
from what I had to say to this important  Conference.
". . . It is not my intention to describe in detail the events of the past
year which have been dealt with, in
the printed report, by Gordon Hawkins. I wish instead to make a few
personal observations on the stimulating prospect of adult education in
Canada  ....
"We know, for instance, that if we
are to have and maintain a society
in which citizens are called upon to
have opinions and to register these
opinions on local, national, and international affairs; if we are to continue
to live in a world that is so closely
interdependent that it conditions the
standard at which we all live, then
agencies must exist, or be created, to
work at developing an understanding
of the problems and nature of responsible citizenship. Also, if we are
to continue to live in a complex technological world, one which makes
errors expensive and dangerous, and
yet which is changing and developing
with great rapidity, we must explore
the problems of keeping the adult
population informed and alive to all
of the possibilities of these changes.
Finally if we are to enjoy the real
benefits of technological development
we must multiply the opportunities
for self-development, understanding
and satisfaction in the leisure time
with which technology is providing us.
"In our universities this kind of
adult education work arose originally
out of the need to take to rural areas
the benefits of university research and
investigation. The early programmes
proved so successful that in recent
years, teachers, businessmen, fishermen, trade unionists, and many other
groups have come to the Universities
—and have asked that provision be
made for them as well in our program
and that the institutions of higher
learning should provide night courses,
correspondence courses, short courses
and conferences designed to keep people abreast of contemporary society.
In most of these areas there are no
other agencies to do this work, and in
any event it is in the Universities
that most of the people eminently
qualified to carry on this work are
"Universities in their turn — for
their own good—must accept this responsibility. It is a curious thing that
many activities, begun by interested
individuals, have now proven themselves to be of such vital social significance that they cannot be ignored if
our society is to remain healthy and
survive. Our work in these areas,
through our extension departments, is
likely to increase in scope and significance. But obviously this task should
not be confined to universities alone,
and once we are beyond the limits
of present well - established institutions, the problems and possibilities in
adult education multiply. For adult
education is not the domain of any
single agency, private or public, voluntary or professional, and only so
long as it manages to retain the interest, support and participation of
governments, universities, school
boards, and a wide range of voluntary
agencies, will it remain vital and creative. . . .
"But while Canadian adult education has won a remarkable reputation
abroad and is gaining, in the traditional pattern of things, an accepted
position at home, we have not yet
begun either to finance it or organise
it on a scale which permits adequacy
or efficiency of service .... More
than one visitor to Canada has told
us that we have the most effective
adult education system they have
seen, and that it is somewhat surprising to see it so poorly housed and
inadequately supported.
"Complementary to proper financing, is the construction of a representative and responsible national organisation. In my own opinion, the
solution of the problem of how a national organisation may act effectively
and still maintain close and unfettered
contact with its members across the
country, is one of the most important
of Canadian achievements. The country itself is an example of this, and
there are many others, each one
unique and satisfactory. While assisting and advising other organisations
with their own internal educational
problems, the CAAE is still too weak
in this "national" sense ....
"In reflecting upon the past year, I
have concluded that there are major
problems and opportunities facing us,
and projects which must be dealt with
in the next decade. First, what is to
be the relationship between the formal school system and its content and
the increasing opportunities for further learning? Secondly, how are we
to move into such areas of citizenship
as political activity, international
"citizenship", and economic maturity
in a society in which citizens are being tried and tested more frequently
and more intensely than ever before? ....
"All these phases of the social,
economic and cultural scene re-emphasize the fact that we must be
unremitting in our search of solutions
and must at the same time re-examine,
reorganise and consolidate our national Association. In much of what
we do, perhaps most evident in our
discussions around leisure time, we
are seeking to find and make available a definition and an acceptance of
a life in our society. Through adult
education we are offering this and
defining it with greater knowledge
and conviction. What was a small
dedicated movement of individuals,
concerned with the interests of individuals, has become a substantial
undertaking of national social significance and we could not drop the
torch even if we chose to do so. In
this task to enlarge our understanding we must also be unremitting in
the greatest quest of all—the understanding of man himself."
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Tips on loicing? The interested landlubber is one of the Royal
Banks  Halifax managers gelling a ' close-up''
bvalinn business.
on the lug-
Banker goes to "see"!
IIerf he's learning about his customer's business at first
hand. Of course, visits like this won't make him an
expert tup-boat operator; but they do give him a closer
insight into the workings of the company — new knowledge that will be translated into a more informed
banking service.
This habit of seeking information first hand is
typical of Royal Hank managers everywhere . . . one
reason why the Royal stands so high at home and
abroad and v\ li>  it is Canada's largest bank.
the only
scenic dome route
across Canada
Spanish Grill' to Be Recreated
On Campus by Mart Kenny Band
Chairman,   Homecoming  Committee
During the past year,
which all of us British
Columbians realise is the
Centennial Year of the
Province, graduates of the
University of British Columbia have been celebrating
anniversaries,birthdays, and
even the birthdays of their
*• tapx" m—f^H grandchildren. There is one
\       ,   * ^IH^Kij^^ important anniversary, how-
\j A#m9H^K • ever, which falls due in '58
V.....i; lliiitflHi^Hhhfe which should be borne in
mind by every student who
has been associated with
the University—namely the
fiftieth anniversary of the
founding of the University
of British Columbia. It was
exactly fifty years ago this
year that the University
Act was passed and the formation of the University
of British Columbia took place. Since that time, about
22,000 graduates have passed through our classrooms and
facilities and have taken their place in the communities of
the province, the nation, and, indeed throughout the world.
1958 Homecoming is Special Occasion
This year's Homecoming, therefore, will mark a special
occasion and one which warrants the support of each and
every graduate. Indications are that alumni will stream
into the campus for the Homecoming ceremonies of November 14th and 15th, to revisit the Institution which
started them on their way. Like all Homecoming programmes, there are certain fixed annual activities which
have been tested by time and proven to be popular. Homecoming is not just a question of coming back to the campus
to look around, but an opportunity to meet some of those
classmates you may not even be able to recognise now
and to once again meet those popular professors who influenced you so greatly in those earlier years.
With an acute awareness of the import of this particular
Homecoming, your committees have been active in arranging a programme which will provide not only an opportunity for social gatherings but also a stimulus to the
mind. Under the able chairmanship of Mr. Harry Franklin, class of 1949, all of the varied programmes and proposals have been coordinated through the Homecoming
Committee. At Harry's right hand sits Mrs. G. G. Henderson (nee Crowe), class of 1931, who has the very important
task of arranging the Class Reunions for the years '28,
'33, '43 and '48. Of course, any graduate will be welcome,
but Mrs. Henderson's special responsibility is to make
arrangements for specific class reunions.
This year attempts are being made to broaden the pro
gramme of the Homecoming series. It should be of interest
to many that, although the campus is getting larger each
year and the distance between buildings increases as graduates get more short-winded, special arrangements are
being made to provide Jitney service to tour the campus
for those anxious to see the new facilities and additional
Introduce Something for the Mind
As your Past President, Dr. H. L. Purdy, so aptly
described the needs of alumni to fulfill a function other
than fund raising, this year will mark the introduction of
something "for the mind". To start off the Saturday morning activities immediately after registration visiting
alumni will have an option to attend two or three different lecture-discussion topics of the day. This is merely
to keep them informed of new developments in the fields
which are selected, and to ensure that they have an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the research and
activities of the various Schools and Faculties of the University. These lectures will be followed by a question-
discussion period so that any interested alum can ask for
further information of interest to him or her. It is regrettable that no alum will be able to attend all three lectures
since they will be held simultaneously, but it is intended
to provide a provocative and diverse program so that
there should be something of interest to all concerned.
To those graduates who remember the days of the
"Spanish Grill" in the old Hotel Vancouver a special point
of interest will be the appearance on the campus of Mart
Kenny and His Western Gentlemen. To those who know,
no further explanation is required. To those who don't
know, there is a treat in store for you. At the time of
writing, negotiations are going on with the Vancouver
Centennial Committee to enlist their cooperation in making Mr. Kenny available for campus engagements. We can
assure you that Mr. Kenny will come well armed with
many of the old favorites as well as some of the new ones.
If you are feeling just a little nostalgic and want to relive
some of those moments of the past, here is your opportunity.
Substantial Grad Turnout Expected
All in all, the program provides something for everyone who has been associated in one way or another with
the University during its past fifty years. For some it will
be fifty golden, for others, fifty hilarious, and for still
others, fifty struggling years. But, for all, it will be fifty
years of development and contribution on the part of the
University to its student body and the greater community
of the Province of British Columbia. We are looking forward to a substantial turnout of graduates and you are
cordially invited. For further information write to U.B.C.
Alumni Association, Brock Hall U.B.C, Vancouver 8, or
phone ALma 4200. Tuum Est.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        12 No News Is Good News
The University of Transom, South
Carolina, has founded a chair of relaxation. "We would have founded it
years ago," says Dean Pilford J. Col-
lop, "but we just didn't want to seem
tense about it. Our teachers must set
a good example. You wouldn't want
to study relaxation with a man who
kept bustling around."
According to the Dean, this is an
age of terrible speed and endless
strain. What with fully automatic devices, an ever-shorter working week,
longer and more frequent holidays,
team-work, ready-made opinions, and
the outmoding of responsibility, the
average man is under more pressure
than flesh and blood can stand.
"Some people see the solution in
sleeping nineteen hours a day," said
P.J. (as his students are encouraged
to dub him). "Others favor the new
submission pills and resignation powders. Still others look forward to the
day when every family will be down
in the basement making millions and
even billions of dandy little ash-trays,
each ash-tray, no matter how humble,
a real achievement and as good as
a rest. Myself, I think the answer is
a blend of all three. Sometimes I go
down to the basement, make five or
six ash-trays, fill them with the new
equilibrium pills, bring them upstairs,
shove them under the bed, and lie
down with a real healthy ho-hum.
Good-night, all."
At Trillingford College, in California, the students are no longer
required to write examinations as individuals. "Our whole training is
aimed at producing a good team-
worker," said President Orcal W. Tin-
derfold. "So where's the sense in
asking such a man to write an examination on his own? Our boys now
write exams as a group. Yay team."
If any reader thinks Orcal W. Tinder-
fold is wrong, might it not be that
this reader is suffering from some
form of guilt? Most destructive criticism springs from a deep feeling of
insecurity and is usually an accusation of something which is really
within yourself. If you cannot think
of anything to praise in Orcal W.
Tinderfold, you will create a better
impression by remaining silent. And
just remember this, fellows: you cannot get more out of Orcal W. Tinderfold than you are  putting in.
Gladwyn Brzo, Vice-President in
Charge of Picture-writing at the Upas
Advertising Corporation, was given
an honorary LL.D. (with bar)  at the
weekly convocation of Aklavik University. "What I always say," he told
the gathering, "is that one picture is
worth a thousand words. But instead
of saying it to-day I am going to draw
it instead." He then remained on the
platform for ten hours, trying to think
of some way of drawing it. Nourishing snacks were brought to him by
Home Ec. girls. Gladwyn hopes to see
the day when university degrees are
written in pictures instead of words.
British Columbia's Centennial celebrations were recently marred by a
thoughtless act of verbal vandalism
when Mr. Joseph Trunnion stated
publicly that we should have held our
peace about the events of a hundred
years ago. Mr. Trunnion, it may be
recalled, said that if we are better
than the pioneers, as "a century of
progress" would imply, we should be
more modest about it, but if the pioneers were better than ourselves we
should try to show more shame. This
speech has been sternly rebuked by
the oldest living inhabitant of North
Crumbleton, Jakey Faugh, 106. "In a
democracy," said Jakey, "everybody
and everything is wonderful. And
when a thing is wonderful, what's so
wrong about getting out and screaming for a while ? It attracts tourists."
Lots of luck, Jakey Faugh, 106.
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Evelyn Story Lett
"It is with particular pride and
pleasure, Mr.
Chancellor, that I
now present for
the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, one of
the University's
first law givers.
She helped to
draft the original
MRS. gosford martin constitution of the
Alma Mater Society and, as an alumna, that of the
Alumni Association. Though now content, it is said, to be associated with
law in its interpretation, her wide
range of public services reflects the
humanity, compassion and respect for
learning which have made Evelyn
Story Lett, a woman, a graduate and
a citizen whom we are are proud and
happy to honour."
continuous service
It was with these words that President MacKenzie presented Evelyn Lett
to Congregation for the degree of Doctor of Laws, (honoris causa) on May
20th 1958. She was one of five early
graduates, honoured this year to mark
the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the University of British
Columbia through the passing in legislature of the University Act. Thus the
University saluted a woman who received her senior matriculation in this
Province and who as a member of the
undergraduate body, a member of the
Alumni Association, and wife of a
Chancellor of the University, has given
continuous service during her lifetime
A  photograph   of  Mrs.   Lett   taken   in   1920   three
years after graduation  from  U.B.C.
to the University and to the community which it serves.
Evelyn had attended the classes of
the British Columbia branch of McGill
University for two years when it was
merged into the University of British
Columbia. No one who was present in
those early years will ever forget the
idealism and optimism which Dr. Wesbrook and the members of the first
staff brought to the founding of a new
University despite the fact that war
had broken out and plans for building
at Point Grey had to be postponed, the
University had new life—new courses
and a vastly widened horizon. A constitution for the student body had already been drawn up for McGill College. It stipulated that the name of
the society should be the Alma Mater
Society and the officers were to consist of: "Two (2) Honorary Presidents,
President (an undergraduate senior
student), Two (2) Vice-Presidents (1
Lady and 1 Gentleman), Secretary (a
Gentleman), Assistant Secretary (a
Lady), Treasurer (a Gentleman),
Marshall (a Gentleman)."
To such an executive — Evelyn, "a
lady", had been elected in McGill. It
was felt by staff and students that a
new University should have a new Constitution. Evelyn was appointed secretary of a committee with two other
students—Sherwood Lett and Edward
Mulhern and one member of Faculty—
Professor Harry Logan—to revise the
During the summer of 1915, this
committee studied the constitutions of
student bodies in Canadian, British and
American Universities and wrote a
constitution which was presented to
the student body soon after the opening of the University in the autumn
of 1915. It was adopted by them with
minor revisions and approved by the
Faculty. The constitution was unique
in that it granted a greater degree of
self-government than was enjoyed by
any other student body in Canada or
the United States. In spite of the fact
that enrolment has increased so substantially since the first 300 students,
the basic principles of the Alma Mater
constitution have not been altered. It
still provides for a large degree of
self - government, equality of the
sexes, and responsibility of the Students' Council for relations between
students and faculty — and between
students and the general public.
Although for many years a Vancouver woman, Evelyn was born in Wa-
wanesa, Manitoba. In the 1880's her
father, John James Story built a general store at a point in a farming
community near which he knew the
Canadian    National    Railway    would
pass. Soon other buildings surrounded his store to form the village of
Wawanesa. Evelyn was the second
youngest of a family of five children
and attended a Manitoba school until
the family moved to Vancouver in
1910. She remembers her first year at
King Edward High School chiefly for
the hours of study necessary to adjust
to a new curriculum. That the adjustment was successful is evident from
the fact that she led the school with
highest marks in the three years in
which she attended — receiving the
Governor General's medal in her final
year. At the graduation banquet she
was asked to reply to the toast to
the Graduating class. Always an active person she played basketball,
grass hockey—and tennis. The class
annual saluted her with the quotation—"A woman's work, grave sires,
is never done."
As was the tradition in her pioneer
family, Evelyn went to University
after high school. Her first two years
were spent at the Vancouver branch
of McGill University. Here, only three
years toward a University degree
were given—the students going east
to McGill or changing to another University to receive their degrees. In
the fall of 1915—despite the war—the
University of British Columbia opened its doors on the Fairview site. A
modern, three-story stone based concrete building, which was later to be
used by the General Hospital, had
been built for McGill in 1914. X, Y,
and Z, three lecture rooms, separated
by folding doors and used as lecture
rooms, theatre for the Player's Club,
hall for dances and meetings and
flanked by Students' Council room,
kitchen, men's common room and various faculty offices, had been added
in a wooden addition to the main
building. The old wooden McGill building became the Applied Science building—and then as now—the University
had   some   wooden   shacks   to   house
14 extra classes. At U.B.C. Evelyn was
soon at home. She had belonged to
the Alma Mater Society executive at
McGill and now she entered the fight
for the presidency of the Alma Mater
Society and forced the withdrawal of
two male candidates to assure the
election of the third.
She was, however, named to the
Presidency of the Women's Undergraduate Society. She also found time
to play hockey and grass hockey and
to go on hikes with the group which
was the forerunner of the present
"Outdoor Club." The writer remembers vividly her first glimpse of
Evelyn, when, as a shy freshette she
stood on tiptoe on the edge of a
group to hear Evelyn conduct an impromptu Womens' Undergraduate
meeting. The speaker exhorted her
audience — "Now girls, I know the
boys haven't asked us to go to the
dance—but we're all going to go anyway and make it a success."
In the U.B.C. class rooms new vistas
had been opened to Evelyn. Two
courses which she took awakened her
to the world about her—Dr. Boggs
lectured on "Labour Relations" and
Dr. Klinck on "Rural Sociology". An
extra-mural course was given by Dr.
J. S. Woodsworth, who was later to
become leader of the C.C.F. party, on
"The Problem of the Foreigner in
Canada." These courses made a lasting impression on the young student.
By 1917, when Evelyn graduated,
her parents had returned to Wawanesa
and in the tradition of the day were
anxious to have their daughter with
them. Months of the quiet and uneventful life of a small town left
Evelyn restless to grapple with the
larger problems of the world. She
remembered Dr. Woodsworth's description of the foreign communities
on the prairies which were not becoming Canadian because there were
no Canadian teachers to work with
them. A short term course which she
now attended at Manitoba University
on Rural Problems pointed out the
fact that whilst Canadian boys were
giving their lives to win the battle
overseas, we were losing the battle
at home in the foreign communities.
Large sections of the Canadian rural
community were completely foreign—
and often schools were conducted by
foreign teachers.
Despite the reluctance of her father
Evelyn accepted a post at such a foreign school. Others who have done
such work will remember the typical
one-room school building with cottage
attached where the teacher lived
alone and served as teacher, sole disciplinarian and janitor. Evelyn's companion in this adventure was a scotch
collie dog which she affectionately
called Lemmie Robertson after U.B.C.'s
beloved classics professor.
Since she was determined to follow
this course, her parents now decreed
that she should take the four months
normal course necessary with an Arts
degree for an academic teaching
certificate and that she should find a
school where she would at least have
a boarding house. About this time,
in the fall of 1918, Evelyn remembers
voting for the first time with the
other woman of Canada.
After a second term of teaching,
she was asked to accept the position
of travelling secretary to organise
"Canadian Girl in Training" groups
in Alberta. She worked under the
Girl's Work Board of Alberta which
was a co-operative board comprising
representatives from the Y.W.C.A.,
churches and some educational bodies.
For five years she organised camps in
the summer for teen age girls, then
she returned to U.B.C. and received
her Masters Degree in history and
sociology in 1926. The following year
she joined the staff of John Oliver
High School as a teacher of physical
education and history.
In October 1928, Evelyn was married to Sherwood Lett—soldier, Rhodes
scholar and rising young lawyer, well
known to U.B.C. Alumni. They share
a deep interest in the welfare of their
University, their city and their country. Twice as Vice-President of the
Alumni Association she seived on the
committee that set up the organisation of the Student Union Building—
Brock Hall. During World War II,
while her husband was on active service, Evelyn was President of the
Women's Auxiliary to the Irish Fusiliers, and of the Women's Auxiliary
to the Allied Officers' Club of Vancouver. She was also a member of the
War Dependents' Advisory Committee
for B.C. and of the Vancouver Coordinating Council for Civilian War
Her abilities were recognised by the
Canadian Government when she was
appointed to the MacWilliams Commission on Employment Problems of
Women arising from the war emergency. Later she again showed her
interest in the University by leading
a group of women sponsored by the
University Womens' Club to Victoria
to present a brief to the government
asking for Womens' Residences at the
University. The group was congratulated by the members of the government on the excellence of the brief
but Evelyn admits to some help from
her lawyer husband. Throughout her
life she has retained her interest in
the welfare of girls and during her
two terms as Chancellor's wife she
entertained all out-of-town women
students — including those from foreign countries — at a series of teas
each winter.
With all her University and civic
interests Evelyn maintains an active
part in her church community. As a
member of Shaughnessy United
Church she finds time to serve on
many committees.
Evelyn and Sherwood have two children. Mary Evelyn, the eldest, graduated
The one-room Mostetz school near Colder, Saskatchewan where Mrs. Lett taught for two years
after graduating from U.B.C.
While at U.B.C. Mrs. Lett, sixth from left, above,
took part in the activities of the outdoor club. Also
pictured are Ruth Fulton, Dorothy Trapp, Ian Shaw,
Prof. Davidson and Dr.  Hutchison.
in Arts from U.B.C. in 1952, and in
Social Work from the University of
Toronto. She is now Mrs. George E.
Plant of North Vancouver and has
two sons Gregory Sherwood and John
Alfred. A younger daughter Frances
matriculated from Sarah Dex Hamlin
Girls School in San Francisco and attended McGill University for one year.
She has specialised in synchronized
swimming, and at present is teaching
this sport in Hawaii where her husband Dwight Stratton of Berkeley,
California is serving his training period with the American Army.
With all her activities Evelyn has
found time to keep in touch with a
large group of relatives and friends.
Her humour and kindness has been a
delight to them over many years. For
almost thirty years she has played
in a women's bridge group which she
organised soon after her marriage. A
thoughtful and unassuming hostess
she has welcomed many groups of
women to her home. We are grateful
to her for the time she has spent on
behalf of the community in which she
lives and congratulate her on the honour which the University was pleased
to confer on her.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Chatting in front of Littouer Center, home of the Departments of Economics
and of Government are U.B.C. graduates (left to right), Albert E. Imlah,
B.A.'22, Professor of Economic History at Tufts University and Visiting Professor at Harvard; and Gordon B. Munro, B.A.'56, and Thomas A. Wilson,
B.A.'57, both studying toward Ph.D. degrees in economics.
Harvard Offers Cow Pasture Rights
As Well As Prestige and Stimulation
By JOHN  D.  BOSSONS,  B.A.'56
A visitor to the
Harvard Yard
cannot suppress a
feeling, as he
stands on the
peaceful grounds
of the College,
that he has somehow been transported back to a
New England college campus of
the early 1800's.
His first steps
through the Johnston Gate are flanked by copies of the resolutions of the
Massachusetts Bay colonial assembly
which established Harvard College in
1636. His first sight, as his view of
the elms and red brick buildings widens, is of two buildings, now used
as Freshman dormitories and offices,
in which Washington's troops were
quartered during the American Revolution. Only two hundred yards behind
him is the spot where Washington
first took command of the troops of the
Continental Army in 1775. The "Yard"
is isolated from the bustle and traffic
of the Boston suburb of Cambridge by
a brick wall, and once inside this wall
there is a sense of serenity which is
only emphasised by the noise in the
outside streets. Somehow even the
tolling of the Memorial Church bell to
signal a change of classes seems to
heighten the visitor's feeling that he
is walking on ground hallowed by
centuries of tradition.
In a sense the ground is hallowed.
Many of the men who walk on that
ground are certainly dedicated. But
that same deep tolling of the Memorial Church bell serves as an indicator
of a tremendous vitality stored in the
russet halls. There is a surge of faces
from the buildings — Freshman and
Graduate students — intermingling on
the crowded paths — students of all
ages, even down to the thirteen-year-
old mathematician admitted as a
Freshman last year by special placement. The historical presence is by
now too deeply embedded in the
visitor's mind to be unseated by the
new impression of vitality. But the
rush of students breathes life into the
peaceful, traditional atmosphere.
As the oldest University in English
America, Harvard can look back upon
more than three centuries of an unchallenged academic reputation. A
survey of university officials in all
parts of the country (published recently in the Chicago Tribune) yielded unanimous agreement that Harvard is the pre-eminent University in
America. As one distinguished Faculty
Dean was reported to have wistfully .
remarked, in the mythology of
America there is but one truly great
"Harvard," President Pusey once
said, "is co-educational in everything
but name." There are 4500 Undergraduates enrolled in the College and
a further 6000 in the Graduate
Schools, but to these must be added
the 1100 Undergraduates and 400
graduate Students of Radcliffe, Harvard's sister college. About four times
as many apply as can be admitted,
and the broad geographic origins of
the students (not to mention the high
admission standards) contribute to the
esprit-de-corps of an elite group.
Harvard has tried to maintain a
balance between the European university tradition of training scholars and
the British tradition of training "men
of responsibility" who will become
leaders.   In   this   the   Undergraduate
Houses are the counterpart of the
Colleges of the English Universities.
For as John Conway, B.A.'35, Master
of Leverett House, points out, "The
intellectual communities in the Houses
enable the Undergraduate to learn,
not simply to be taught." The ratio
of students to teachers in the College
is only about six to one; as a consequence the Undergraduate has many
opportunities to be stimulated by the
thought of a distinguished Faculty,
through lectures, individual and group
tutorials, and social contacts in the
With no revenue from government
tax sources to count on for assistance,
the growth of the University has been
wholly dependent upon the generosity
with which its Alumni and other individuals have supported it. From the
first gift of books from the English
Clergyman for whom the young Colony, in appreciation, named the College, such support has continued to
provide the University with an expanding physical plant and a growing
endowment out of which to finance
faculty salaries and other operating
expenditures. The University endowment has now reached $495,000,000,
much the largest in the United States,
and a campaign is currently underway to raise a further $82,500,000.
With an endowment of this magnitude, yielding an income of roughly
25 per cent of its $50,000,000 annual
budget, Harvard has been able to offer
salaries to its Faculty that are competitive with the highest any other
academic institution is able to offer.
But while high salaries are necessary to attract a highly qualified Faculty, they are not by themselves
sufficient. That rare teacher who is
able to  stimulate his  students  is al-
16 most always the intellectual questioner who hopes, somehow, to add to
human knowledge in the area of his
special interest. To this man salary
considerations will be secondary to
the intellectual stimulus and opportunities for creative research which a
University can offer.
It is, of course, impossible to measure the intellectual stimulation provided by interested colleagues. One
indication may be the large number
of leading journals published by University Departments (two out of the
six or seven top economic journals
are, for instance, published by the
Harvard Economics Department). It
is difficult, too, to make quantitative
statements about time available for
research or about the availability of
research funds. But it is not difficult
to see the libraries and laboratories
whieh Harvard can offer. The first
large-scale digital computer (designed
by a Harvard Mathematician in World
War II) is only one of three Univac-
size computers in the Harvard Computation Center. The Economics and
Statistics Departments have in addition a medium sized electronic computer of their own— an I.B.M. 650.
Scientific laboratories are well equipped and intensively used (eight Faculty members have won Nobel prizes
since 1914). And in the center of the
Campus stands Widener Library, the
most important single tool for teaching and research at Harvard.
The growth of the Harvard collection of Canadian History and Literature provides an illuminating insight
into the way in which the Library has
been built up. Frances Parkman, probably the first Historian to become
prominent through the study of Canadian History, devoted much time to
accumulating and stimulating interest
The Harvard Library
With 6,086,000 volumes and pamphlets on June 30, 1956, Harvard
has the largest University Library
in the world—a Collection substantially larger than that of Yale,
which reported 4,074,000 items,
and more than twice as large as
that of any other American University. As a comparison, the total
collections of all University,
School, and other Academic Libraries in Canada amount to 7,-
630,000 volumes.
According to the Annual Report
of the University Librarian, only
seven non - University Libraries
have Collections comparable in size
with Harvard's. Three Russian institutions report enormous holdings, but relatively little is known
of the nature of their Collections.
The Library of Congress reports
its total contents as nearly eleven
million volumes and pamphlets, of
which only about 5,750,000 are in
its "classified collections." The New
York Public Library had 6,246,000
items (of which almost two million
are duplicates or children's books).
Both the British Museum and the
Bibliotheque Nationale — traditionally the leading Libraries of
Europe—report Collections in the
neighbourhood of six million volumes.
All fields are not covered intensively. Harvard has tried, for instance, to avoid duplication of
material   on   Technology   available
at M.I.T. In addition, it has not
emphasized areas in which the College does little teaching or research, such as Veterinary Medicine or Agriculture. But its Collections are international in scope.
Harvard's holdings on the French
Revolution can probably be
equalled only at the Bibliotheque
Nationale. Its collection on German
History is believed to surpass that
of any library in Germany.
It is not only the strength and
size of the Harvard Library which
makes it impressive. Decentralisation and free access to books have
made its Collections readily useful.
In contrast to the closed-shelf Collections of Europe, Washington and
New York, Faculty and most Students have free access to the stacks
of Widener Library. The rest of
the University Library is stored in
more than eighty separate Libraries scattered throughout Harvard. About 110,000 books (mostly
reserve books for courses) are arranged for general undergraduate
use in the "open stack" Lamont
Library, and a further 90,000 are
freely available in the Libraries of
the Undergraduate houses. Scientists in each field are served by
Libraries in the same buildings
that house their laboratories. Business, Law, Medicine, and the other
Graduate Professional Schools have
their own large collections. The use
of the Library is consequently high.
Shown in front of one of Harvard's undergraduate
houses are three other U.B.C. graduates. They are,
left to right, Prof. John J. Conway, B.A.'35,
Master of Leverett House; John J. F. Loewen, B.A.Sc
'56, who obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business
School in June, and Michael M. Ames, B.A.'56,
'tudying toward a Ph.D. in anthropology.
in a collection of Canadiana. The Collection has been strong ever since. Its
pre-eminence, however, dates from the
appointment fifteen years ago of Dr.
William Inglis Morse, a Cambridge
resident who had already donated a
good deal of Canadiana to Dalhousie
University and to Acadia University,
as Honorary Curator of Canadian History and Literature. Investing a large
portion of his personal funds in the
endeavour, Dr. Morse devoted several
years before his death to building up
one of the most outstanding collections of works on Canadian History
to be found anywhere. Including approximately 35,000 items, the Collection is particularly rich in works on
early Canadian history and in local
histories. There is, for instance, hardly a history written about any locality
in Canada which is missing.
In a sense, the process of accretion
by which a university grows is a good
example of Kaiser Wilhelm's dicta
that nothing succeeds like success.
The vital stimulus to creative research
provided by the presence of staff members prominent in their fields, not to
mention the resources of Widener Library and the other research facilities,
is of great importance in attracting
men  of high calibre to the Harvard
Faculty. And these men in turn contribute to the prestige and influence
of Harvard.
Certain Professorships are reputed
to have a proprietary right to pasture
a cow upon the Cambridge Common,
and this may be one of the attractions
of Harvard to the potential teacher.
If so, it must be added to the more
material incentives which Harvard can
provide: prestige, stimulation, opportunities for research, and adequate
"Men, not walls, make the city."
The truth of this Greek aphorism must
be obvious, particularly when applied
to a University, yet it is in danger of
being forgotten. There is sometimes a
tendency among individuals who provide funds for a University to feel
that voting money for a construction
program is a sufficient fulfilment of
their responsibility.
The pre-eminent position of Harvard in the academic world today is
an illustration of this fact: that a
University will serve its proper functions of education and intellectual
leadership only if it can obtain sufficient operating funds to support the
research and salaries necessary to
maintain a large and dedicated Faculty.
17        U.B.C    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The SAAB aircraft factory, which employs 8000
people, manufactures these faster-than-sound Lan-
sen two-seater jet planes. The company also produces an automobile which will be on the market
soon in Canada.
Living Standard and Welfare State
Keep Swedish Emigration Figures Low
"Scandinavia Welcomes You."
Sign boards assure you of this everywhere in Sweden,
Norway and Denmark. So do the excellent travel pamphlets showered on you on arrival.
(Other countries do this, too. However, often the welcome mat is yanked from under your feet once inside the
border, simultaneously as hands snatch at those nice,
crinkly dollars.)
But the Northern countries mean it, practice it, (far
beyond their own borders, in New York,) as soon as you
step aboard a Scandinavian Airlines System DC-7C, which
is jointly owned by the three countries.
With sixty Canadian and American members of the
International Society of Aviation Writers, my husband and
I flew aboard a chartered SAS flight from New York to
Stockholm where we were joined by Western European
members of the organisation for its first international
convention held in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and France.
Aviation Can Bridge Ways of Living
Aviation was the theme and, as we flew New York to
Gander, Gander to Prestwick, Prestwick to Stockholm,
SAS introduced us to the way an international air line can
be a bridge, not only between continents, but between ways
of living as well.
The hospitality was Scandinavian; for the hesitant,
there was North American type food, drinks and, as a
baptism, the smorgasbord, aquavit, Scandinavian beers
and liqueurs. (It's a good thing airlines don't weight the
passengers before and after one of these trans-Atlantic
We'd left New York in mid-morning and, flying towards
the sun, arrived over Sweden in the misty dawn of the
next day, actually fourteen hours later. Below us was
Stockholm on its thirteen islands—buildings, startlingly
modern, looking out across arms of the Baltic where
yachts, fishing vessels, sails winter-furled were anchored.
Granite outcroppings, evergreen trees, homes along the
sea, it was so very like Vancouver Island or the western
reaches of West Vancouver as we drove away from the
airport. Then, as we crossed the city, Stockholm's seven
' The author was editor of the Totem in 1936 and editor of the Alumni
Chronicle from 1939-41. She was women's news editor of the Vancouver
Herald in  1956.
hundred years of history obscured the ultra-modern—
glimpses of the Old City with its gabled houses and narrow winding streets, where a few days later, in a vaulted,
fifteenth-century cellar, we found one of the best restaurants in the world—the seventeenth-century Royal Palace,
impressive on its own island, within shouting distance of
the arterial Strandvagan, lined with department stores.
Old and New Blend at 'Heliport' Hotel
Across more bridges we arrived at the old-new Foresta
Hotel which looked back across the water to downtown
Stockholm. The new was the hotel proper, opened before
completion for the Convention, contemporary as to architecture, with large rooms, opening onto balconies and delightfully furnished with Swedish modern furniture. They
apologised because the rooftop heliport, which would have
brought us by helicopter, in minutes from Bromma Airport,
wasn't finished. (This will be the world's first heliport
The old was the eighteenth-century estate, attached to
the hotel, which was the home, studio and garden of
sculptor Carl Milles. In the garden are his massive, virile
works, and guests may stroll there, marvelling at the feeling of flesh and muscle a master can give stone, or watch
the ship activity on Vartan Bay below, raising the eyes to
the spired skyline of the city beyond.
So began our days in Stockholm, and Sweden.
We've always felt that being in a country on business is
much more satisfying than visiting as a tourist. As a
tourist, you take the prescribed sightseeing tours, eat in
recommended restaurants, but leave feeling you haven't
known a country and its people.
No Strangeness in Swedish Homes
We did what tourists do, but in the line of duty, also
made contacts with the people, visited their homes — in
many cases so like our home in West Vancouver that you
couldn't feel strange. Often slightly dour on meeting, the
Swedes, like other Scandinavians, we found out, become
warm as intimacy grows, and change in personality.
Their philosophy of life and attitude, to say the least,
is somewhat advanced beyond Canada. Havelock Ellis
must be widely read since they live in the shadow of his
teachings. Illegitimacy carries no bar sinister.
18 What is the only ground for divorce in Canada is not,
we gathered, considered a too serious offense in Sweden.
Movies are uncensored there and, sitting in a Stockholm
theatre, watching a French movie about a nudist colony,
one couldn't help feeling that their attitude might have
healthy aspects.
Swedes Laugh at Russian 'Bogey'
Anyway, Swedish people claim they have fewer neurotics
than most Western countries.
Like tourists we talked to people, and ate the numbing,
if wonderful Swedish food. As writers we saw other things.
A Swede whose country has been neutral since 1814 will
protest they have no fear of the Russians. As one expressed it, "When we were children, we were told, if we
were not good, the big Russian bear would come and get
us. It's a bogey. That's all."
But everywhere on the eastern half of the Scandinavian
peninsula the nation, assisted by advanced Swedish tunnelling methods, is digging and blasting its way beneath
the granite crust that covers most of the country.
Beneath the rock have moved the army, navy and air
force with docks, headquarters, hangars, munition and
fuel dumps, repair shops. There are underground civil
defense HQ, fire stations, laboratories, power plants and
even sewage disposal plants.
When my sprained ankle needed treatment, after examination on the main floor of a hospital, I was taken two
floors below ground for X-ray. Curious, I was told that
most Swedish hospitals have complete duplication of services in atom shelters.
Even Stockholm's subway has a shelter, carved out of
granite with armour-plated doors, accommodating 1,000
people and equipped with hospital and kitchen facilities,
at each of its seventeen stations.
Underground Workers  Remain  Efficient
Outside of Stockholm, at Linkoping (only pronounceable if you are trying to clear your thorat) we visited the
8000-employee SAAB plant which manufactures very advanced jet fighter aircraft, guided missiles, commercial
transport planes, as well as small, speedy automobiles that
will be on sale in Canada soon.
From the airfield, standing on the slopes of a granite
hill, we saw SAAB Lansen, two-seat, transonic, jet aircraft, put on an exhibition for us. Then an escalator took
us inside the hill, down ninety feet, through sixty feet of
solid granite to the enormous bomb-proof factory where
vital plane and automobile components are manufactured.
It was a well-lighted, well air-conditioned cavern where
workers at their machines seemed very proud of their
plant, one of many in Sweden. Company officials, like all
of their countrymen, stressed that the plant was built for
practicability, rather than in fear.
Regular testing, they said, proves that being underground has no psychological effects on the workers or their
efficiency, and the factory is much easier to heat than if it
were above ground.
This relentless preparation for atomic warfare, which
one sees everywhere in Sweden, has a chilling effect on
visitors from another of Russia's neighbouring countries,
where such preparation is practically nil. The Swedes,
however, seem to have put away from their thoughts completely the horror of such a time when the precautions
they have taken may save their lives.
Swedes Show Little Interest in Canada
They're a happy race, contented with their life and their
country. Statistics obtained from the Canadian embassy's
immigration department prove that. Almost unique in
Europe, the Swedish people show little interest in moving
to Canada. After each announcement of Wenner-Gren's
plans for northern British Columbia, there is a small flurry
of phone calls, mostly from young professional men such
as engineers and architects.
Hundreds of feet underground, workers in the SAAB aircraft plant at Linkoping,
Sweden work in well-lighted, air conditioned caverns hewn out of solid rock.
This has not reculted in any decrease in efficiency, studies show.
Theatre Takes Prominent Place
But in 1957 less than 1,200 exchanged Sweden for
Canada. Their welfare state is the answer. The very generous family allowances, socialised medicine, security for
older people, subsidised housing, excellent state nurseries
which enable wives to work, provide the average Swedish
family with something they are afraid to leave.
The standard of living is high. The outdoor life that the
Swedish people love is inexpensive: skiing, sailing, fishing,
hunting, water sports. Most companies, such as SAAB,
provide holiday resort camps for their workers at a nominal sum.
Then they have their theatre which is as much part of
their life as television is in Canada. Stockholm, for example, which is within easy visiting distance of the whole
country, has the Drottningholm Court Theatre, the only
eighteenth-century playhouse still functioning; the Royal
Opera House, a magnificent building where we saw ballets
and Die Fledermus in inspired productions, using ultramodern stage techniques; the Royal Dramatic Theatre
which premiered O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into
Night" and a dozen other "live" entertainment theatres.
National touring companies also bring the best in opera,
ballet and drama to the provinces.
Conscious of Expression of Beauty
Perhaps, to Canadians, this accessibility to the theatre is
unimportant, but Swedish people we met who were considering moving to the Dominion always asked if such
entertainment would be available to them here.
They asked about our art too, because everyone there
seemed to be conscious of the expression of beauty. Their
painting, their sculpture, their architecture are known for
their pure rhythm of line, but this purity, this sense of
design, is expressed in simpler things. In a medium-priced
hotel, the furniture is outstanding, the water tumblers and
jugs extremely pleasing in their conception.
So that was Sweden—smug, self-satisfied, perhaps, but
lusty in their appreciation of the good things of life, from
food to the most delicate piece of sculpture in crystal.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Africa is a land of startling contrasts where colorful tribal costumes and ancient customs exist side-
by-side with western dress and manners.
Education as Important as Capital for
African Development and Welfare
Prof.   A. C.  COOKE
By  Prof. A. C. COOKE, B.A.   (Man.), M.A.   (Oxon.)
Four months in Africa is too short
a time for anything but a superficial
impression of that vast continent now
in process of such rapid development
and transformation. Five weeks in Nigeria, five in Gold Coast at the time of
Ghana independence, short stops in
Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam and
Zanzibar, and two weeks in Kenya, and
two in Uganda early last year were
sufficient, however, to give new meaning and reality to whatever I had read
about African life and problems, to
make contact with people in education
and government service, and to collect for our Library
materials for the use of honours and graduate students
who might want to work in the field of African studies.
Strong Impression of African Reality
It may be simple-minded, but the first and strongest impression that Africa makes on a traveller seeing it for the
first time is the reality of it all. There, ten thousand feet
below is the arrid, scrub-dotted plain, without a sign of
life, or the thick, tropical rain forest, with the white
trunks of silk-cotton trees soaring above the dark green
of the palm trees, and thin red trails leading to a cluster
of thatched mud huts. There is the Niger, or the Orange,
or the Zambesi, or "the great, green, greasy Limpopo",
winding and looping its way to the sea. Here, all around,
is the swarming life of a West African city, cars, bicycles,
trucks, pedestrians, man-powered drays, men bent double
under loads of corrugated iron or an immense packing
case, missing each other by inches, but everyone cheerful
and good-humoured. Into the dungeons of this castle slaves
were actually crowded by the hundreds waiting for the
ships to take them to America. Those men working in the
field, behind the barbed wire, are hard-core Mau Mau detainees, not yet ready to "vomit out" the oaths that have
brought disaster to this multi-racial community. This
shabby slum, with the empty houses waiting to be bulldozed out of existence, some daubed with the slogan "We
Wont Move", is Sophiatown, where Father Huddleston
worked, and these rows and rows of brick cottages, with
flowers in front and vegetables behind, is Meadowlands,
to which the people of Sophiatown were moved, and this
segregation of the races is one form of "apartheid". The
signs over two washrooms in Mombasa airport do really
read, "European - type gentlemen", "Non-European-type
Elegance and Delapidation Combined
I had often heard that Africa south of the Sahara was
a society in transition, and observation on the spot provided many illustrations of the fact. Lagos and Accra were
striking combinations of delapidation and elegance. There
were streets of rickety constructions of mud, grass matting and rusty corrugated iron, but there were also apartments and public buildings as fine and modern as anything
in Vancouver. Street traders sat in the dust of the road
with their wares piled in front of them, but their backs
might be against a department store with escalators,
frozen foods and luxury goods which Africans as well as
Europeans were buying. African women carried babies on
their backs and bundles on their heads, but other Africans
rode in Volkswagons, Chevrolets or Opel Capitains. Minor
chiefs in council still meet under a tree, but the Legislative Council or National Assembly meets in a fine, air-
conditioned building, speeches are tape-recorded and printed  daily  in   Hansard.   Women  pound  cassava  in   wooden
20 mortars and cook in hand-made earthen pots over an open
fire, but the kitchens of the Ambassador Hotel or the
State House are full of stainless steel and electrical equipment. Market stalls are lit at night with flickering palm
oil lamps, but still more generators are being installed at
the Owen Falls hydro-electric development at Jinja, where,
as Churchill foretold fifty years ago, the Nile, emptying
out of Lake Victoria, begins its long journey to the sea
"by diving through a turbine." A bronze worker in Benin
carries on his centuries-old craft by traditional methods,
and in his shop, fully as important as the tong, bellows
and crucibles, are the altar on which sacrifices are made
to the spirit of the father who taught him his trade, the
bell to call his spirit, and the bowls in which offerings of
food are placed. A son may well be studying at Columbia
or the London School of Economics.
Days of White Supremacy Are Over
The transformation in political life was particularly
striking. Everywhere, it seemed, except in the Union, the
days of white supremacy were over. People were saying,
"Ghana today, Nigeria tomorrow, and Uganda the day after
tomorrow." In the almost wholly African territories the
task of transfering power is easier than in multi-racial
communities like the Central African Federation or Kenya.
No one, however, minimized the difficulties. Talking with
both Europeans and Africans, the same problems came up
again and again: the fact that leadership in the nationalist
movement is almost wholly in the hands of ambitious,
detribalised, western-educated Africans, more advanced in
every way than the people as a whole or the traditional
authorities, whose power is being gradually whittled away;
the shortage of trained personnel, particularly of technical
experts; the conflict between nationalism and regionalism
or tribalism; the need for capital for economic development, health services and education.
Despite strong anti-colonialism, there was little or no
hostility to individual Europeans, and it was recognised
that, pending complete Africanisation of the civil service,
many Europeans would continue to be employed at good
salaries. Social relations between Europeans and Africans,
at least at the upper levels, seemed friendly and natural,
though on occasion I was ashamed of the rudeness and
bad manners of some whites, and filled with admiration
for the self-restraint and courtesy of Africans in the face
of much provocation.
Most Africans do not want to become black Europeans,
but have great pride in their cultural heritage. They hope
to combine the best that the West can offer with their
own traditional way of life. I was much impressed with
the work being done in African history. At Benin and Ife
teams of historians, archaelogists and anthropologists
were at work on research projects supported by the local
governments or by the Carnegie Corporation. In Lagos
and Accra fine new museums were opened last year, full
of beautifully displayed exhibits of every aspect of African
life. There is an excellent music department at the College
of Technology at Kumasi in which courses are offered in
both European and African music, and one of the staff is
tape-recording both vocal and instrumental African music
and has written extensively on the subject. At Makerere
College in Uganda the Art Department is famous for its
encouragement of the use of African themes in painting
and sculpture and traditional motives in textile design.
Modern Buildings Rival U.B.C. Campus
In the face of the problems presented by increasing
self-government or independence, education is regarded as
quite as important as capital for development and welfare.
A remarkably large proportion of government income is
devoted to elementary, secondary and university education,
and the desire for education seems to be universal. Competition for places in the University Colleges at Ibadan and
Achimota, where entrance requirements are the same as
for the University of London, is very keen. The fine modern buildings rival anything on our own campus, and if
the visitor questions the necessity of such lavish facilities
he is told that Oxford and Cambridge colleges were built
"not for an age but for all time", and students who may
never go to England or the United States must have the
best at home. The College of Technology at Kumasi is
more modestly housed, but when I commented on the expensive equipment in the Faculty of Engineering, I was
told that the problem was not money or equipment but
qualified students. The new University College of Rhodesia
and Nyasaland at Salisbury was just getting started last
year, fortunately on a multi-racial basis, and it resembled
U.B.C. in two respects, a fine natural setting and buildings
going up in all directions.
Multi-racial communities, such as the Central African
Federation and Kenya, face political and social problems
more difficult than those found in more purely African
societies, and liberal-minded Europeans were expressing
only the most guarded optimism that solutions fair to all
races would be worked out. In Kenya I heard the maiden
speeches of some of the eight elected African representatives, including Tom Mboya, the leader of the group, and
they were remarkably able and on the whole moderate.
The Africans, however, were demanding increased representation and refusing to take ministerial office until their
demands were met. During the past year they have continued unco-operative, and in the Federation doubts have
been cast on the willingness of the European settlers to
work out a system of "partnership" on terms acceptable
to the Africans.
Complicated, Discouraging Situation
In the Union the situation was even more complicated
and discouraging, and liberals freely expressed the fear
that the Nationalist government was simply storing up
trouble for the future. There was an atmosphere of tension
in Johannesburg because of the bus boycott, during which
African workers were getting up at five o'clock in the
morning and walking ten or twelve miles into the city and
home again at night. The government was seeking to close
the only two "open" universities, Cape Town and Wit-
watersrand, to African students, and was promising adequate separate facilities for non-Europeans. No casual
visitor could feel for a moment that he understood the
nature and complexity of the forces at work in South
Africa, and was wise if he refrained from snap judgments.
The same was true of all those parts of Africa which I
visited. One saw only the surface of things, but was aware
of ways of thought and feeling and of relationships deeply
rooted in African life and culture, which, for better or
worse, were undergoing transformation under the impact
of the West. Pan-African feeling was already in existence
and has since been strengthened by the recent Conference
of Independent African States. These states, as members
of the Afro-Asian bloc in the United Nations, seem destined to play an increasingly important role in world
affairs. One hopes that Canada, in association with other
countries, will do all that it can to help them achieve their
legitimate national aspirations.
Cheering Africans celebrate the granting of independence to Ghana which
may become a republic within the Commonwealth. New African nations are
destined to play an increasingly important role in world affairs the author says.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Two distinguished visitors to the
U.B.C. campus, Dr. John Reich and
Mr. George Schick, who were most
impressed with the facilities offered
at U.B.C. and with the perfect setting
of the University campus and the city
of Vancouver, have given us some of
their thoughts about the 1958 Summer Session.
Dr. Reich, head of Goodman Memorial Theatre, Chicago, was guest
director of the Summer School of
Theatre, while George Schick, Music
Co-ordinator for the Opera Company
of NBC-TV, was guest musical director of the Summer School of Opera.
Mr. Schick joins the Metropolitan
Opera Company in October.
Among the highlights of the 1958
Summer School of the Arts was Dr.
Reich's exciting production of "The
Salzburg Everyman" which took
place August 12-16. Later in the
month, August 28-30, George Schick
conducted outstanding performances
of three short operas — "Lantern
Marriage" by Jacques Offenbach,
"Riders to the Sea" by J. M. Synge
set to music by R. Vaughan Williams,
and the world premiere of a Canadian opera "Sganarelle" by Walter
Kaufmann. All three operas were
staged and produced by Robert Gill,
Director of Hart House Theatre, Toronto and Head of the U.B.C. Summer
School of Opera.
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The first thing to strike
a newcomer to the University and the Festival is, of
course, the physical beauty
of the landscape; high
mountains and the sea ■—
ordinarily divorced on this
continent by thousands of
miles—are here married in
ever new variations of line
and colour. And the city,
situated between snowy
peaks and the island-dotted
Strait, seems like a noble
child closely nestled in the
arms of its parents: the
mountain spirit and the goddess of the sea.
Overlooking that many-
splendoured port from the
flagpole one's second
thought is of gratitude to
the men of inspiration and foresight whose vision reserved
this happy promontory for those who are dedicated to the
illumination of the mind and the satisfaction of the heart.
Modern and Traditional Live Together
When one manages reluctantly to turn away from the
finely etched outline of distant fjords there is a man-made
miracle: the wide tree-shaded lawns with a colour-riot of
flowers unknown in the United States, and gently arising
glass-encased buildings which, instead of subduing Nature,
remind the world how the modern and the traditional can
live together in as happy a union as the mountains and
the sea: a real "campus" in this congested age, built and
forever abuilding, not trying nervously to catch up with
the necessities of the present, but wisely anticipating the
needs of the future. And one feels compelled to give
thanks to the man and his helpers who made the city, the
province and the government stretch themselves beyond
their own opinions of themselves to fit his concept of
higher education, purer emotional satisfaction and clearer
spiritual enlightenment.
The third surprise to a newcomer is the people of Vancouver and the men and women of the University. There
seems to prevail more informality, more genuine human
warmth, more hospitality than elsewhere. A faculty member of the summer session was warned at the door of the
Faculty Club that an open short-sleeved shirt and shorts
with high stockings might evoke a few dirty looks but in
fact only friendly glances could be observed. The men and
women on the faculty, and especially the executive officers,
seem younger than in most other universities on this
continent. They seem to realise just a little better that
human dignity is in the spirit, not in forms and appearances. They seem to sense that true education is in constant flow and they show a willingness to try new concepts and to present old ones in new ways.
U. B. C. Contrasted with Eastern Cities
Especially to one coming from eastern cities it seems
as though people here are doing their work with a little
more heart and are unafraid to show others that they
have one. The eternal serenity of ocean, forests and skies
is reflected in a human pace unhurried and allowing time
for meditation, friendship and love of beauty. Perhaps the
decisive step from the loveliness of nature to the loveliness of art seems to come a little more easily to those
who live among flowering gardens facing such manifest
works of the Lord as this enchanted Strait.
The fourth feeling which gradually arises in the newcomer is one of delightful amazement at the co-operation
and the lack of prejudice existing hereabouts. Unlike other
cities, Vancouver seems to be free of social discrimination:
Europeans  of many national  and  religious backgrounds,
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22 ges Have Trouble Deciding Sculpture Winner
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jive a five-week deadlock
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door sculpture exhibition
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, looked over the selection
and found they couldn't decide between "Madonna of the Cedars", by
Victoria sculptor Alfred Carlsen, and
"Birdies", by Vancouver artist Robert
It was not until late August that
the committee on art met and decided
to award the $600 prize to Mr. Carl-
sen. The committee refused to give
reasons for their choice.
Which piece would you have chosen?
Readers of the Alumni Chronicle are
invited to write to the editor stating
which of the pieces pictured at right
they prefer and giving reasons for
their choice.
guished Visitors
When I was invited to be
guest   musical   director   at
the University of B.C. Summer School of Opera, I was
very pleased at the thought
of   renewing   a   very   brief
acquaintance  with  the city
of Vancouver  made  fifteen
years ago when I conducted
the  Baccoloni  Opera   Company   in   performances    of
"The Barber of Seville" and
"Don Pasquale" at the Or-
pheum   Theatre — we   were
here for three days and  it
rained steadily all the time!
Needless to say, this Vancouver that I am seeing today    is    entirely    different
from the one I saw in 1943;
for one thing it is very hot
and  dry!  These  differences
are of course not all weather
—there  are  many  changes
in the city,  new buildings,
new bridges and so on.
But most  of  all,  I  think,   is  the  difference  apparent
everywhere among the people of the city as a result of
the First Vancouver International Festival. This Festival,
with  the  outstanding  artists  from  at  home  and  abroad
taking part in concerts, recitals, theatre and opera, is also
of great assistance to the instructors at the University;
it gives them the unique opportunity of showing the students the standard of work they should be aiming at in-
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'Madonna  ot  the  Cedars/   by  Victoria   Sculptor  Alfred  Carlsen   was
public favourite in Summer Exhibition.
'Birdies,' by Vancouver Sculptor Robert Clothier was runnerup in contest for $600 prize.
23        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Summer School of the Theatre  presentation  of 'Everyman' was produced
by  John   Reich   and   starred   Canadian   actor   Leo   Ciceri   in   the   title   role.
Mammon, left, was portrayed by Michael Goldie.
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many of them recent arrivals, have been accepted by those
of Anglo-Saxon background not only as equals but are
esteemed for their special cultural and artistic contributions. Racial and religious prejudice appears to be nonexistent and his contribution to Canadian culture the only
measure of an individual's worth. Historians tell us that
great civilizations have arisen from the widest possible
mixture of peoples and even the beauty of women such as
those of Vienna has often been attributed to the divergence of backgrounds which existed in the old Austro-
Hungarian Empire. Port cities like New York or Marseilles
are one thing; in Vancouver where most of the new citizens have come from the east it seems as if the 3000 miles
of land are performing like a sieve, letting through mostly
those of finer composition.
No Conflict of Interests in Vancouver
British Columbia's passionate desire to be the great
cultural metropolis of the Pacific apparently has kept its
people from splitting up into small factions and pursuing
their ideals singly and ineffectually as in so many other
places. Therefore we have to consider as the fifth miracle
of Vancouver its unified leadership: one which does not
force but wisely and gently urges the people to walk and
work together. In so many places south of the border
there is conflict of interest between the city and the university that the "town and gown" battle has become proverbial. In Vancouver the city and the University are not
only mutually proud of each others' achievements but
they are practically one.
Where else could an international festival grow out of
a university and, having become big and successful, still
be one with it? Whether it be conscious or instinctive, it
is that realisation that there must be no borderlines between artists, scholars, religious leaders, professional and
business men, no distinction between the world of the arts
and the world of commerce, between recent immigrants
and the old society which convinces one who so recently
fell in love with this spot that this country, this province,
this city and this campus are collectively pregnant with
a glorious future.
Jean-Paul Lemieux and
I sat in the shade of our
new art buildings while
the children from the
Child Art Workshop gallivanted on the grass,
playing some mysterious
game, and I asked him,
as a visitor from Quebec,
what he thought of our
Summer Session.
"It is a pity," he said,
"that it has to be so
short, but I have found
my visit here most interesting. B.C. painters
and their work are becoming known now. Ten years
ago we had never heard about them and we had
to take for granted that they existed. We knew they
made some pottery here. They did not advertise their
work. The only name known was Emily Carr. The
situation now is quite different."
Scholarships for Advanced Students
I asked him whether he had enjoyed teaching in
our Summer Session and he said, "To teach here in
your buildings is a delightful experience. It is too
bad that there are not more advanced students.
There are too many amateurs taking this course."
While we both agreed that there is no objection to
amateurs in our courses, his remark touched on
something with which I heartily agreed. The difficulty is that many advanced students who would love
to benefit from distinguished visitors such as Jean-
Paul Lemieux, Cecil Richards and Carlton Ball, are
engaged through the summer months in earning
enough money to pursue their studies during the
following year. I would like to see a number of
scholarships available, not only to pay the fees for
our courses but to enable some advanced students
to attend the course without losing the income so
vital to their next year's study.
Monsieur Lemieux, who had a very impressive
exhibition of his paintings at the U.B.C. Art Gallery
during the first part of the summer session, has
evoked from his classes some delightful work. The
French influence in Canada as far as painting goes
—one might add, its influence in North America—at
the present time, seems to me enormously important,
and it is gratifying to see its emanation in our
painting studio.
The Best Instruction in the World
In the background as we sat there was the chipping of the sculptors distributed in the woods at the
back of our buildings. A few huts further away
Carlton Ball was conducting two ceramics courses,
one fox beginners and one for advanced, the students
receiving from this quiet American potter some of
the best teaching to be had anywhere in the world.
Cecil Richards from the University of Manitoba conducts the sculpture studio for the second time with
even more astonishing results than the first.
In the beginning the sculptors' chipping is accompanied also by the noise of blow torches and files
from Bill Reid's Metal Workship, and the lawn and
the painting studio are occupied by colourful teenagers, for whom the first time this year a painting
studio was being conducted by Fay Pearce.
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stead of just trying to tell them. In other words, they have
living examples to study from.
Must Aim at Professional Standard
It is my firm belief that there is only one standard for
a young artist to set himself, and that is a professional
standard, whether in rehearsal or performance. So, I feel
very strongly that with the annual Festival taking place
during July and August, the quality of work achieved by
students at the University summer school will grow and
I am impressed with the talent and ability of the students, but find it an unhappy situation that there is such
a lack of opportunity here for actual work in opera. It is
deplorable that some of the students have to wait for these
meagre five or six weeks in the summer at U.B.C. before
Canadian sculptor Cecil Richards instructs a student in the popular workshop
held in the new arts and crafts building at Acadia Camp during the Summer School of the Arts. Mr.  Richards teaches at the University of Manitoba.
Master classes  in chamber music were given  at  U.B.C.  during  the  Summer
Session by  the Festival Quartet.  Members of the Quartet are,  left to right,
Szymon Goldberg, Victor Babin, Nicolai Graudan and William Primrose.
they can take part in a performance. However, they do
have some great advantages at this University which I
have not found anywhere else. First and foremost, Mr.
Robert Gill of Hart House Theatre, Toronto, director of
the U.B.C. Summer School of Opera, has something very
special to offer students seeking an operatic career. He has
solved the problem of teaching the basic acting technique
for opera. This is unique and of tremendous importance.
Secondly, and this too is rather unusual and special, the
students at U.B.C. get a great deal more out of their
instruction because of the integration of lieder, acting and
Interplay of Lieder and Opera Singing
This is the only University where I have found this
interplay between the great art of lieder singing and the
art of opera singing. Students have the rare privilege of
studying with the great lieder singer Mr. Aksel Schiotz,
who is teaching a course in the study of lieder and concert
literature. Another rarity which this campus provides is
the opportunity of performing with a professional orchestra—the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Singers depend
so much on the orchestra, and if it is not professional
they themselves are only in the formative stage and cannot possibly provide the really firm foundation and support
that the singers need. It is admirable that the University
of B.C. puts the opera school on such a professional basis.
To help maintain this professional standard, I feel it
would add to the many fine musical activities on the campus if a training school for young conductors could be set
up, with the emphasis on opera conducting. The art of
conducting opera is entirely different from any other conducting in the music field. Richard Strauss once said that
for an experienced conductor, a switch from opera to symphony is rather easy provided he has stature as a musician; but the reverse is almost impossible to achieve unless
it is done in the formative years, because of the many new
problems it presents.
The establishment of such a school for conductors would
be a most important addition to the opera school and
would give young aspiring conductors the opportunity of
training for their future careers. In addition to their own
training, they could also continue guiding and leading the
vocal talent throughout the winter, thus giving them and
the singers the practical experience throughout the year
which is so essential.
Welcome Challenge in New Territory
While the U.B.C. campus is one of the most beautiful I
have ever worked on, I find we are seriously hampered in
our work by the lack of a centralised music building.
Precious time is lost by moving from one place to another.
More serious, however, is the fact that we do not appear
to have a comprehensive library of opera scores either on
the campus or in the city itself. Not even some of the basic
works are available.
I have noticed, too, that even the most talented singers
have a very poor knowledge of languages—they may be
able to sing an aria in Italian, but their understanding of
the language is extremely limited. This is a great danger
in Anglo-Saxon countries because English is universally
spoken. One-time Czechoslovakian President Thomas Ma-
saryk once said "Each language you learn adds a new
value as a human being." A singer can only be an interpreter and an artist by growing in stature as a human being.
In conclusion, I would like to say that when Mr. Nicholas
Goldschmidt, whose vision and artistry is responsible for
the establishment of operatic activities at the University,
asked me to carry on while he was putting into reality
his four-year-old dream — the First Annual Vancouver
Festival—it was a welcome challenge in unknown territory.
Now that I have acquainted myself with the marvellous
opportunities offered here for the young aspiring opera
singer, I must emphatically state that there cannot be any
doubt of an ever-increasing success for all involved.
\ .. for her sense
of royal and
public duty . . .'
On Friday, July 25, 1958 a special Congregation for the
conferring of an honorary degree upon Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret was held at 3 p.m. in the War-
Memorial Gymnasium.
The Princess walked in procession with the Chancellor
from the Wesbrook building to the Gymnasium where the
ceremony opened with the pronouncement of the Invocation by the Reverend Canon D. P. Watney.
Chancellor A. E. Grauer welcomed Princess Margaret
"with all the warmth and respect we deeply feel for a
member of our beloved reigning House", and expressed
gratification to Her Royal Highness for participating in
the celebrations of the University's Golden Jubilee as well
as those of the Province's centenary. Such a participation,
he commented, reminds us of our debt "to the country
from which we have received our most valued traditions
of government, justice and personal dignity."
Theme of British Allegiance
The citation, read by President MacKenzie, also conveyed the theme of British allegiance and emphasized the
pride of Canadians in "the great tradition of freedom
under law which is part of our British inheritance."
The Princess was then presented "for her sense of royal
and public duty, no less than for the radiance which
adorns it" by the President to Chancellor Grauer for the
conferring of the degree of doctor of laws, honoris causa.
After accepting the degree, the Princess delivered the
following address:
"Mr. Chancellor: I was deeply touched by the very kind
way in which you have welcomed me. I was also greatly
moved, Mr. President, by the generous citation which you
delivered, and in which you so thoughtfully referred to
my being president of the University College of North
"Despite its youth, my University maintains and guards
its privileges with the same determined spirit which marks
older institutions. This vigilance is all the more evident
when a university makes use of its most cherished privilege, the right to grant degrees.
Welcomes U.B.C. Association
"And so I am keenly aware that the highest honor a
University can bestow upon any person is admission to
the degree which you have just now conferred upon me.
For this distinction and for the right to include myself
among your convocation, I thank you most sincerely.
"The distinction of now being so closely associated with
the University of British Columbia is very welcome to me
because it means membership in a community which has
contributed greatly to the development, not only of this
province, but also of the whole of Canada.
"In the past two weeks, I have been made very conscious
of your influence upon those who live and work in this
prosperous and beautiful land. All parts of the community
—the professions, industry, and business—depend on your
graduates for the learning and responsibility which they
acquire here.
Photograph by Bill Cunnmghan,
Her   Royal   Highness   The   Princess   Margaret   adjusts   the   hood   which   was
draped on her by  President N.  A.   M.  MacKenzie at ceremonies  in  the  War
Memorial Gym on July 25.
\ . . Seek Yet Higher Goals'
"I have come to take part in some of the celebrations
marking the hundredth anniversary of this province. It is
indeed an occasion to give thanks to those who have
helped to build this province, to those who have struggled
to realize its tremendous material potentialities, and to
those who have sustained its high cultural and spiritual
achievements. But it is also an occasion to consider the
future, to lay plans for further progress, to seek yet
higher goals.
"For the past fifty years, your University has been a
partner in the development of this province. It is
altogether fitting that you should join in these centennial
celebrations, for your institution has shown itself a true
adventurer, worthy of standing beside those bold travellers and hardy colonists who first discovered and then
transformed this country.
U.B.C.'s Future Contribution
"But as British Columbia looks to the future, so must
her University. Everyone here has a vision of what this
province will become, and expects from its University the
wisdom and enterprise which will make this dream a
reality. I am confident that the foresight shown by your
founders, which has been so amply justified, will be
matched by your future achievement.
"Mr. Chancellor, to be given an honorary degree from a
University so energetic and upright in its youth and which
now enters its middle years fortified by these same qualities, is a responsibility I gladly accept, and an honor I
shall always cherish."
26 Sports Summary
Athletic Director,  U.B.C.
The University of British Columbia-Vancouver Rowing Club crews
won a gold and two silver medals in
the Rowing events at the sixth British
Empire and Commonwealth Games at
Lake Padarn, Wales, on July 22nd.
The eight-oared crew brought Canada
its only gold medal by scoring a
smashing victory over Australia, England and Scotland in a time of 5 minutes 55.1 seconds for the 2000 metre
The Fours with Cox, and the Fours
without Cox, after scoring convincing
wins in the preliminary rounds, found
harder going in the choppy waters of
Lake Padarn and placed second in
each of these races.
John Warren, U.B.C. Rowing Coach,
was named as Canada's B.E.G. coach
following a clean sweep by U.B.C.
oarsmen at the Canadian Trials in
St. Catherines. Warren assisted Frank
Read in 1955-56 by training the four-
oared crew which won a gold medal at
the Melbourne Olympics, and took
over from Read the following year
when pressure of business forced Read
into temporary retirement. As a
former U.B.C. oarsman under Frank
Read, John Warren carried on the
Read formula for rowing success, a
formula which carried U.B.C. crews
to the peak of international competition. The University of B.C. is deeply
indebted to John Warren for the time
and effort he expended during the long
months of preliminary training, when
6 a.m. practices gave him an extremely early start in the day in his
regular position as an engineer for
the Imperial Oil Company. We appreciate very much the sacrifices which
he and his young family have made
so that John could devote a major
portion of his time to U.B.C. rowing.
His efforts were crowned with success.
We wish to pay tribute also to this
group of fine young men, who through
determination, hard work and a singleness of purpose have achieved their
goal, and we are very proud of them.
Following is a list of the U.B.C.
students who comprised Canada's
entry in the rowing events in Wales:
The eights crew: Cox — Tom Biln,
Deroche; Stroke—Lome Loomer, Victoria; No. 2—Don Arnold, Winfield;
No. 3—Archie MacKinnon, Cranbrook;
No. 4 — Bill McKerlich, Vancouver;
No. 5—Walter d'Hont, Vancouver; No.
6—Glen Mervyn, Kelowna; No. 7—
Wayne Pretty, Winfield; Bow—Robert
Wilson, Kamloops.
Fours with Cox: Cox — Tom Biln,
Deroche; Stroke—Don Arnold, Winfield; No. 2—David Helliwell, Vancouver; No. 3—Bud Stapleton, White
Bock; Bow—Walter d'Hont, Vancouver.
Fours without Cox: Stroke—Glen
Smith,  Vancouver;   No.   2—Dick  Mc-
U.B.C. Scene of Trophy
Contest September 20
This fall will mark the sixth anniversary of the Churchill Game,
when two great Canadian Universities— McGill and U.B.C. — meet
on the gridiron in Vancouver on
Saturday, September 20th. The
game will be played on the University Campus at 2:00 p.m.
In 1935 the Quebec Division of
the Canadian Paraplegic Association agreed to sponsor an East-
West Intercollegiate Football game
in the Percival Molson Stadium at
McGill University, with the proceeds going to the Canadian Paraplegic Association. The Principal
of McGill, Dr. F. Cyril James, obtained permission from Sir Winston Churchill to call the trophy
the Winston Churchill Trophy for
East-West Rugby Football competition. The Montreal Museum of
Fine Arts and the University of
Pennsylvania agreed to let a copy
of the Football group by Dr. Tait
McKenzie "the Onslaught" become
the trophy for the competition. Sir
Winston Churchill enthusiastically
accepted the suggestion that this
trophy should bear his name in
testimony of his warm good wishes
to the contestants, playing in a contest between teams representing
East and West to symbolize the
growing solidarity of our country.
Thus through the help of friends,
the Canadian Paraplegic Association has organised an event which
will bring the Canadian Universities together through closer contact at the undergraduate level.
This would serve to stimulate
Canadian Intercollegiate sport, to
bring the future leaders of Canada
together, and to help the seriously
disabled from coast to coast.
Since 1953 the University of B.C.
has played in Montreal on two occasions, against McGill, and last
year travelled to London for a
game with the University of Western Ontario. In addition, U.B.C.
has hosted McGill in 1955 and the
University of Western Ontario in
1956. A mile relay race between
the two competing schools has
always been held in conjunction
with the game, and it is the wish
of the sponsors that other athletic
events may be added to the programme so that the occasion will
become known nationally as the
Churchill Games, an annual meeting of Canadian Universities in the
name of amateur sport.
Next year, when the Universities
of Alberta and Saskatchewan reenter into football competition with
U.B.C. the Churchill Cup Game
will take on greater significance,
as a truly national contest, and
U.B.C. will have to justify its right
to compete by playing off with its
sister prairie Universities. This, we
hope, will be a step forward to an
eventual National Intercollegiate
Football Championship involving
the winners of the Eastern and
Western Intercollegiate Conferences.
The Men's Athletic Committee at
the University of B.C. has undertaken the responsibility of sponsoring the 1958 game and has set up
a Churchill Games Committee, under the chairmanship of Dean A.
W. Matthews, to organise and promote the contest, in co-operation
with the B.C. Division of the Canadian Paraplegic Association, headed
by Dr. J. Cluff.
The Churchill Games programme
for 1958 promises to be an outstanding sporting event at the college level, one which Alumni and
students should plan to attend.
Tickets for the game may be obtained through the University Athletic Office in the War Memorial
Gymnasium. Special sections will
be reserved for Alumni from U.B.C.
and McGill.
Clure, Courtenay; No. 3—Malcolm
Turnbull, Vancouver; Bow — John
Madden, Vancouver.
Professor Robert F. Osborne, Director of the School of Physical Education, highlighted his lengthy and dedicated career in amateur sport by
serving as General Manager of the
Canadian B.E.G. team. Reports we
have received from overseas indicate
that "Bob" has done another splendid
job in public relations for Canada at
the great athletic festival in Wales.
In Track and Field at the Games
two U.B.C. students gave admirable
performances in their respective
events. Medical student Doug Clement,
who has represented Canada on several International teams including the
Melbourne    Olympics    in    1956,    was
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& Al
(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, 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C. for the
next   issue   not   later  than   November   8,   1958.)
Hugh L. Keenleyside, B.A., M.A.'21, Ph.D.'23
< Clark ), LL.D.'45, former Director-General of
the United Nations Technical Assistance Administration since October, 1950, has retired
from his U.N. post. Prior to his appointment
with the U.N., Dr. Keenleyside had a distinguished career in the Canadian government
service, first with the Department of External
Affairs, subsequently as Deputy Minister of
Mines and  Resources.
J. F. K. English, B.A., M.A.'33, former Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for B.C.,
has been appointed to Deputy Minister. He
succeeds Dr. H. L. Campbell, B.A.'28, LL.D.,
M.KtI. I Wash.),   who  is   retiring   from  the  post.
Harry L. Purdy, B.A.,
I PhD. (Chicago),    Diree-
Itor,    B.C.    Power    Corporation    Limited,    Executive    Vice-President,
IB C.   Electric   Company
Limited,    has   been   appointed by the Board of
Management   of   the
Alumni    Association    to
replace  Mr.   G.  D.  Darling as a representative
on   Senate   at   the   University of B.C. Recently
Dr    Purdy   was   elected
1958   President   of   the
Canadian   Gas Association.
Bert   Bailey,   B.A.,   Ph.D(Wash.),   has   been
named   President  of  the   American   Association
■ for   Vital   Records   and
1 Public   Health   Statistics.   Dr.   Bailey   is  now
special    lecturer     in
I the   graduate   school   of
I public     health     at    the
j University    of     Pitts-
j burgh.
Mollie E. Cottingham,
[B.A., M.A.,'47, formerly
teacher   at  John   Oli-
•r    High    School,    and
I Past   President    of   the
B.C.   Teachers'   Federation, has joined the staff
of  the  College   of   Education at U.B.C.
Charles M. Mottley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Tor.),
Director of Operations Research for Charles
Pfizer Company Incorporated, has assumed the
additional duties of Director of Marketing Research for the firm.
Marie Riddell, B.A., former supervisor of
the Family Welfare Division, is now Assistant
Director  of Welfare,  Victoria.
H. Leslie Brown, B.A., formerly Minister
(Commercial) in London, England, has been
appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Trade and Commerce in charge of
Foreign  Trade  Service  in   Ottawa.
The Honourable James Sinclair, B.A.Sc,
M.A. (Oxon.), has been appointed President
and Chief Executive Officer of Fisheries Association of B.C., the organisation which represents commercial  fishing interests in  B.C.
A. S. Towell, B.A., M.A.'31, formerly an
Inspector of Schools at Vernon, B.C., is serving as Executive Secretary to the Royal Commission on  Education.
Joseph C. Ink, B.S.A., Assistant Supervisor
of Cominco's Safety and Hygiene Department,
has been admitted to the Order of St. John
Ambulance Association as a Serving Brother.
Mr. Ink, long an active member of the St.
John Ambulance Association, is presently
Honourary Secretary-Treasurer of the local
Charles B. Dunham,
B.A.Sc, has been appointed Vice-President,
Forest Operations of
Columbia Cellulose
Company Limited, and
Celgar  Limited.
John    F.    McLean,
JD.S.O., B.A., Director
I of Personnel and Stu-
I dent Services at U.B.C.
since 1945 has been elec-
I ted President of the
j University Counselling
I and Placement Associa-
McLEAN tion.
J. Mills Winram, B.S.A., M.S.A/33, General
Manager of Winram Finance Limited, Vancouver, has been elected a Director of the B.C.
National Council of the Agricultural Institute
of Canada.
W. A. Taylor, B.S.A., former Product Sales
Manager of Canadian Industrials Limited, has
been appointed Sales Manager of the Chemicals  Division.
H. S. "Pete" Fowler, B.A.Sc, Mining Engineer, who has been in the employ of Kaiser
Aluminum and Chemical Corporation in California for several years past, is now engaged
in  a special  assignment in India.
Laurence J. Nicholson, B.A., B.A.Sc.'34, who
has been on a two-year assignment from the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company as
Plant Manager of Cominco Products Incorporated, at Spokane, Wash., has returned to
Kimberley, B.C., where he reassumed his position as Superintendent of the Kimberley Fertilizer Department.
Gordon W. Stead, B.Com., B.A.'34, LL.D.'45
(Hon.), D.S.C. and Bar, former Vancouver
economist and finance department official, has
been appointed Director-General of the Transport Department's Marine Services at Ottawa.
Dr. Stead takes over the transport job of coordinating the Department's work on canals,
steamship  inspections  and  marine service.
D. B. Turner, B.S.A.,B.A.'36, M.A.'44, Ph.D.
(Cornell), gave a paper at the annual meeting
of  the  Royal   Society  of  Canada  in  Edmonton.
Douglas M. Smith, B.A.Sc, Air Vice-Marshall, who has been Chairman of the Canadian
joint staff in London, England, has been
named Vice-Chief of the Air Staff in  Canada.
Ralph V. Manning, B.A., following four
years as a Director at R.C.A.F. College, Toronto, has been transferred to Colorado Springs
where he is a member of the NORAD group,
planning the air defence of North America.
His exploits as a torpedo bomber pilot are
recorded   in   a   recent   publication,   "The   Ship-
Busters", written by Ralph Barker of the
R.A.F. and published by Clarke, Irwin and
Company,   Toronto.
Clarence   P.   Idyll,   B.A.,   M.A.'40,   Ph.D.'52,
is  presently  in charge  of  the Marine  Laboratory at Miami, Florida, and is also lecturing at
the University of Miami at Coral Gables.
Fred   H.   Clark,   B.A.,   Chief   Statistician   of
the Workmen's Compensation Board since 1942,
has been promoted to Chief Assessment Officer.
A. E. Henderson, B.A., B.Ed.'53, former
Principal of Templeton School has been appointed  an  Inspector of  Vancouver  Schools.
Roy A. Phillips, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Manager of Marketing in the appliance and
television receiver department of Canadian
General  Electric  Company  Limited.
C. A. Ware, B.A., B.Ed.'50, former Vice-
Principal of Osier Elementary School, has been
promoted to Principal of Simon Fraser Elementary School.
R.   W.    Lamont-Havers,   B.A.,   M.D. (Tor.),
formerly Medical Director of the Canadian
Arthritis and Rheumatism Society in B.C., has
been appointed Medical Director of the American Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation—
C.A.R.S. equivalent in the United States.
W. J. Johnson, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'49, has been
made   Manager   of   the   new   office   opened    in
Vancouver     by      Vickers-Sperry      of      Canada
W. E. McBride, B.Com., M.Sc. (Columbia),
has been appointed Manager of Union Relations for the Canadian Westinghouse Company,
Hamilton, Ont. Mr. McBride was formerly
with Brazilian Traction Light and Power Company following an earlier industrial relations
appointment with Canadian Industries Limited.
J. L. Macdonald, B.A., has been named Sales
Manager  of  a  newly-formed  Plastics  Division
in the Chemicals Department of Du Pont Company of Canada Limited.
Paul   S.   Jagger,   B.A.Sc,   B.A.'45,   has   purchased Asbestos Cement Products Limited, and
as    President   is    now   actively    managing   the
Robert M. Murray, B.A., has been  appointed
Institutional Sales Manager for General Foods,
Limited,  Toronto.
Elliot  Emerson,  B.Com.,  has been  appointed
Sales   Manager,   Outdoor   Advertising   Department    of    SignKraft    Advertising    Limited    in
Norman Klenman, B.A., was co-producer-
director of the first all-Canadian feature motion picture, "Now That April's Here", just
released   by   International   Film   Distributors.
Robert Talbot, B.A., B.S.W.'48, former Regional Administrator of Greater Vancouver
and Lower Mainland, is now Director of Child
Welfare   for   Saskatchewan.
Clifford B. Henderson, B.A., M.D.'52(Tor.),
formerly a member of the Underhill Clinic in
Kelowna is presently doing two years postgraduate work at the Sick Children's Hospital
in  Toronto.
H. M. McLaren, B.A., B.S.W.'50, M.S.W.*54,
formerly with the Weyburn off.ee of the Saskatchewan Department of Social Welfare and
Rehabilitation has been promoted to Supervisor
in the North Battleford Region where he will
be primarily responsible for the Child Welfare
E. O. Witherly, B.Ed., former Vice-Principal
of Alexandria Elementary School has been
named Principal of Henry Hudson Elementary
28 1949
Commander    H.     C.     Feme,    R.C.N.,    B.A.,
LL.B.'50, formerly Judge Advocate for the
Eastern Command has been transferred to Navy
Headquarters   in   Ottawa.
Percy Gitelman, B.S.A., Chairman of the
Toronto section, Canadian Institute of Food
Technology, has been appointed Ontario Sales
Manager for Food Products  Limited, Montreal.
Leagh W. Hartwell, B.A., M.D.'54, Roland
E.   Harlos,   M.D.'55,   and   Alan   L.   Newhouse,
B.A.'51, M.D.'55, are presently working in
Germany with the R.C.A.M.C.
Raymond Lockard, B.S.A., M.Sc. (Idaho),
Ph.D.'53, plant pathologist, is now in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaya, investigating the causes of
the rice destroying "Red Disease". His work
is done as part of Canada's contribution to the
Colombo Aid Plan.
M. Bruce McKenzie, B.S.W., M.S.W.'50, a
medical social work consultant with the Department of National Health and Welfare has
been elected President of the Canadian Association  of   Social  Workers.
Mary Rawson, B.A., M.A.'52, Eva G. Lyman,
B.A.'56, S. W. Pape, B.A/57, have been
awarded Graduate Fellowships for study in
Community and Regional Planning by Central
Mortgage and  Housing  Corporation,  Ottawa.
C. N. Thodos, B.Com., has been appointed
Manager of the Stocks Department of Royden
Morris   and   Company   Limited   in   Vancouver.
Bruce W. Watson, B.Com., Manager of the
Land Department of Canadian Homestead Oils
Limited, has been appointed a Vice-President
of the  Company.
John S. Belrose, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'52, winner
of an Athlone Fellowship, has obtained his
Ph.D. from St. John's College, Cambridge
University, England. He is presently engaged
in scientific work at Defence Research Board,
James Court, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Sales Manager of the Technical Products Division of Dominion Electrohome Industries
Limited  in  Kitchener,  Ont.
Robert B. Knowles, B.A., on the staff of
Kamloops Junior-Senior High School since
1951, has been appointed Principal of Armstrong   Elementary   School.
George R. Mills, B.A.Sc, has been promoted
by Ethyl of Canada to the position of Operations Superintendent at its Corunna, Ontario
H. W. Rhodes, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Vice-President, Production, Research and Development of Deeks-McBride Limited and will
now be chief technical officer of the Company.
Reg Roy, B.A., M.A.'51, formerly with the
Provincial Archives is now an Instructor in
History at Royal Roads. He is also author of
"The History of the Canadian Scottish Regiment".
Mrs. Stella Samuels (nee Flader), B.A.,
LL.B.'53, top graduate in the 1958 class at
Montreal Jewish General Hospital School of
Nursing, has won a Macmillan prize, a national award open to all nurses, for her case
study   on  acute  coronary   artery  disease.
Walter H. A. Wilde, B.A., M.Sc. (Utah
State), recently received his Ph.D. in Entomology at Utah State University at Logan,
Utah. He is presently in Creston working for
the Science Service of Canada, Department of
Agriculture, as a research entomologist in
virus vector studies.
David   G.   Decker,   B.A.,   B.S.W.,   has   joined
the   Canadian   Pension   Commission   as   an   ad
hoc   commissioner   for   a   minimum   period   of
one   year.
Denis H. Pratt, B.A.Sc, has been assigned
by the R.C.N, to M.I.T. for two years postgraduate work  in  Electrical  Engineering.
Jean Wilton, B.S.W., B.A. (Queen's), B.Sc.
(Sorbonne), formerly a teacher in Sarnia,
Ont., is now supervisor of women's work of
the John  Howard Society in Vernon,  B.C.  Her
work consists of making pre-sentence reports to
aid magistrates in meting out punishments to
fit the character and circumstances of accused
Robert Smith, B.S.A., M.S.A.'53, has accepted
a position as Assistant  Professor of Chemistry
at the University of California.
James Stewart, B.S.A., M.S.A.'54, is now
with  the Fisheries  Research  Board  at Halifax.
Jacob D. Duerksen, B.S.A., M.Sc'55, is one
of three Canadian scientists awarded a Fellowship in the Medical Sciences from the National Academy of Science—National Research
Council in Washington, D.C. Mr. Duerksen, a
bacteriologist, plans to carry out his studies at
the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Medical Research, London, England.
Brian I. Finnemore, B.A., M.D.'57, is serving as a medical supervisor with a United
Nations team in Saigon, South Viet Nam.
Douglas Jung, CD., M.P., B.A., LL.B.'54,
was recently awarded the title "CD."—for the
Canadian Forces Decoration — at a private
investiture by Defence Minister George Pearkes.
The award is for twelve years' service in the
Canadian   armed  forces.
Gowan  Guest,  LL.B.,  President of the  Conservative   Association   in   B.C.,   has   been    appointed   Private   Secretary   to   Prime   Minister
Richard Roberts, B.A., has been moved from
the post of Private Secretary to that of Executive Assistant  to Defence Minister  Pearkes.
William D. Stuart, B.Com., Statistician with
the Canadian Petroleum Association since
1956, has been appointed Executive Assistant
to the  General Manager of the firm.
W. G. Sutton, B.S.F., has been appointed to
the    Ontario    Sales    Staff    of    Cooper-Widman
Limited   in   Toronto.
Walter D. Young, B.A., 1955 British Columbia Rhodes scholar, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science at United
College  in  Wininpeg,   Manitoba.
Anthony    Mullens   MacQuillan,   B.S.A.,   has
been awarded a Wisconsin Alumni Research
Foundation Fellowship, one of the highest
awards offered by the University of Wisconsin.
Joseph A. Hinke, M.D., who recently completed his junior interneship at the Royal
Victoria Hospital, Montreal, is with the Department of Biophysics, University College,
London,  England,  for the year  1958-59.
Gerald A. Klassen, M.D., is doing postgraduate work at the Institute of Cardiology,
London,   England.
Douglas Shrimpton, B.A., M.A.'58, has been
awarded a $2,760 Charles and Frances Hutchinson Fellowship to study for his Ph.D. in
Plant  Physiology at the University of Chicago.
William   Burton,   B.A.,   has   won   a   two-year
Japanese   Government  foreign   scholarship   and
will    continue    his    Asian    studies    at    Tokyo
University in  Japan.
Don G. Garnett, B.Com., has been appointed
Assistant General Manager of the Coast Paper
Company  Limited.
Gerald S. Miller, B.A.Sc, Engineering Physics, has won a two-year nuclear power engineering scholarship given by Amalgamated
Electric   Corporation.
Honorary  Grad  Receives  Important Appointment
Ira Dilworth, B.A. (McGill), A.M. (Harvard),
LL.D. (B.C.), former director for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ontario and
English Networks, has returned to Vancouver
to become Director of Programme Evaluation.
Dr. Dilworth will also act as consultant to
the  Controller of  Broadcasting.
Dean Chant reports that the Royal Commission On Education has been conducting public
hearings throughout the Province and has received numerous briefs from organisations,
groups and individuals. Further briefs from
Alumni members will be gladly  received.
Executive Elected
at Prince George
The following have recently been
elected to the Prince George Alumni
Executive: President, Mr. George W.
Baldwin, B.A.'50, LL.B.'51, 277 Dominion Street; Secretary, Mrs. J. I.
Evans, B.A.'50 (nee Gray); Vice-
President, Dr. Jack D. Newby, B.A.'49.
Great Britain's attempt
to harness the power of
the hydrogen bomb for
peaceful purposes will
be described in the next
edition of the 'Chronicle'
by Dr. William B. Thompson
a U.B.C. graduate working
on the project at Harwell
An order card is
included in the
insert in this edition
President    N.    A.    M.    MacKenzie,
C.M.G., M.M. & Bar, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.,
LL.M., LL.D., D.C.L., D.Sc. Soc,
F.R.S.C, attended meetings of the
Royal Society of Canada at the University of Alberta, June 2nd-4th. He
delivered addresses at a meeting of
the Canadian Association of Directors
of Extension and Summer Schools and
at the 30th Anniversary Dinner of the
Canadian Institute of International
Affairs in Edmonton. July 18th-20th
the President attended meetings of
the Canada Council and opened the
Book Fair of the Vancouver International Festival.
Dr. John W. Pat-
Iterson, Dean of
U.B.C.'s Medical
[Faculty, has re-
j signed to become
Director of Medi-
Ical Affairs and
J Dean of the Fa-
I culty of Medicine
1 at Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
| Tennessee. Vander-
dr. J. w. PATTERSON bilt is among the
best of the medical
faculties in the United States as it is
united with a teaching hospital on the
University campus. Such a unity has
been the major aim of Dr. Patterson
while at U.B.C. and he believes that
eventually it will be attained. Certainly, he has spared no efforts in
striving towards this ideal.
"It is with great regret that we
have learned of the decision of Dr.
John W. Patterson, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at this University,
to leave us . . . Dean Patterson is an
able scientist and authority in the
field of medical education, and we will
all miss the drive and energy that he
has shown in meeting the problems
of a new medical faculty and in trying to overcome them." Dr. N. A.
MacKenzie's statement summarises
well the sentiments of those who came
to know and work with Dr. Patterson
in his two years as Dean at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Patterson graduated from "Western Reserve with his M.D. degree in
1949, having previously received his
Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry
from Ohio State University in 1942.
He has done intensive research in
organic chemistry as it pertains to
medicine, specialising in diabetes. His
many publications include work done
in research and on medical research
programmes. Befoi'e coming to U.B.C.
he was Associate Dean of Medical
Education at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Sperrin N. F. Chant, O.B.E., M.A.
(Tor.), Dean, Faculty of Arts and
Science, is presiding as Chairman of
the Royal Commission established by
the Provincial Government to enquire
into, assess, and report upon the Public School Educational system in the
Stanley J. Remnant, Q.C., Lecturer
on Criminal Law, Faculty of Law,
was appointed Senior Judge of the
Vancouver County Court in February
Charles B. Wood, B.A.(Tor.), A.M.
(Columbia), former Registrar of the
University, was selected as a representative of the B.C. Department of
Education to visit the U.K. for the
purpose of interviewing teachers who
have indicated a desire to teach in
British Columbia. Mr. Wood's headquarters are in British Columbia
House, London, although he has held
interviews in various parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland this Spring.
Blythe Eagles, B.A.'22, M.A., Ph.D.
(Tor.), F.R.S.C, Dean of the Faculty
of Agriculture, was awarded a Fellowship of the Chemical Institute of
Canada at the Annual General Meeting of the Institute, 1958.
Dean Henry Gunning, Dean of the
Faculty of Applied Science, and Dr.
Barnett Savery, head of the Department of Philosophy, attended the Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher
Education held at Pullman, Washington, July 10th to 12th. Theme of the
Conference was "Human Values in a
Technological Age". Dean Gunning
presented a paper during a panel discussion on "Threats in Technology",
and Dr. Savery participated in a panel
discussion on "Threats in Society".
Frederic Lasserre, B.Arch.(Tor.),
M.R.A.I.C, Professor and Director of
the School of Architecture, was one
of seven Canadians elected as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada at the Annual Assembly of R.A.I.C. June 13, 1958 in Montreal.
Walton J. Anderson, B.S.A., M.Sc.
(Sask.), Ph.D. (Chicago), Professor
and Chairman of the Department of
Agricultural Economics, recently presented a paper at the International
Conference of Agricultural Economists in Mysore, India.
Jacob   Biely,
B.S.A.'26, M.S.
(Kansas State
Agric. Coll.),
M.S.A.'30 Professor and Chairman
of the Department
of Poultry Science,
Faculty of Agriculture, has been the
recipient of two
honours within the
last year.
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the American Association for the Advancement of Science made Professor
Biely a Fellow of the Association in
recognition of his scientific work in
the field of poultry nutrition.
At the Canadian meeting of the
A.I.C. held in Wolfville, N.S., on June
26, 1958, Professor Biely was elected
a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute
of Canada, the highest honour that
can be bestowed upon a member of
the agricultural profession in Canada.
Samuel  Black,
1R.S.W., D.A.,
jA.T.D., formerly
1 Principal Lecturer
| in Art, Jordanhill
Training College,
Glasgow, Scotland,
has been appointed
Associate Profes-
jsor in the College
I of Education. One
sof the most distinguished Art educators in Great
Britain, he has lectured in Art Education at U.B.C for the past two summers.
W. A. Bryce, M.A.(Sask.), Ph.D.
(Oxon.), F.C.I.C, Associate Professor,
Department of Chemistry, has been
awarded a Nuffield Foundation Travelling Fellowship to enable him to
spend the period Sept. 1, 1958 to Aug.
31, 1959 doing research at Cambridge
Universtiy. There he will work with
Prof. R. G. W. Norrish, F.R.S., on a
study of free radicals by means of the
new technique of kinetic spectroscopy.
Lome R. Kersey, B.A.Sc'36, Mem.
I.R.E., Assoc. Mem. A.I.E.E., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Applied
Science, has been elected chairman,
Vancouver section, Institute of Radio
Engineers for 1958.
H. Blair Neatby, B.A.(Sask.) M.A.
(Oxon.), Ph.D.(Tor.), Assistant Professor in the Department of History
has been named the new biographer
of the late prime minister W. L. Mackenzie King, to succeed Dr. R. M.
Dawson, who passed away in July.
Dr. Neatby, who worked with Dr.
Dawson on the three - volume biography since spring, has been granted
leave of absence by the University.
Ping-ti Ho, B.A.(Ntl. Tsing Hua
Univ., Peiping, China) Ph.D. (Columbia) Associate Professor of History
and Asian Studies is on a year's leave
of absence to be Senior Research Fellow in the East Asian Institute of
Columbia  University.
Clarence Ebblewhite Smith, B.Sc.
(Lon.), M.A., D.Paed.(Tor.), F.B.Ps.S.,
newly-appointed head of research
work in the College of Education, recently received an honourary degree
from the University of Manitoba
where he delivered the convocation
W. O. Richmond,
;lB.A.Sc.'29 M.S.
'(Pitts), Mem.
A.S.M.E., M.E.I.C,
Head of Mechanical Engineering
Department, Faculty of Applied
Science, has been
elected President
of the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers.
Leslie J. G.
Wong, B.Com.'45,
M.B.A. (Calif.),
Professor and
Chairman of the
Finance Division,
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, is
at present on a
three-month appointment in Singapore where he
will advise the University of Malaya on establishment
of a Commerce Faculty.
The bronze and gold-leaf bas-relief
on the west wall of St. Mark's College, U.B.C, was executed by Mr.
Lionel Thomas, of the School of Architecture. The relief shows St. Mark
and the Lion, with an additional symbol of a radiant sun. Mr. Thomas has
also executed a mosaic mural for the
new St. Paul's College, University of
Manitoba, depicting "Christ in Glory",
with additional figures. This mural,
created in smalty tesserae, covers an
area of 575 sq. ft. It is positioned on
the western elevation of the chapel,
and is surrounded by 6500 sq. ft. of
vitreous mosaic tile; together with the
chapel tower, it dominates the campus
from the one approach.
This summer the School of Home
Economics had an increasingly active
programme which offered a broad
variety of courses, complemented by
an oustanding staff. Six courses were
available as compared with one, three
years ago. Teachers from throughout
the country who participated in the
Summer School programme were:
Mrs. Mildred Weigley Wood, B.S.,
M.S., LL.D., Consultant in Family
Living Education, Phoenix, Arizona;
Miss Marjorie Garland, M.S.(H.Ec.
Ed.), Assistant Professor, State University of New York Teachers' College Campus School, New Paltz, N.Y.;
Miss Carlene Rose, M.Sc, Fresno
State Teachers' College, Fresno, Calif.;
Mrs. Jean Klopfer, M.A., Assistant
Professor, Washington State College,
Pullman, Wash.; Mrs. Irene V. Green,
B.Sc, Correspondence Instructor, Department of Education, Victoria, B.C.;
Mrs. Elva Hanson, Cowichan Jr.-Sr.
High School, Duncan, B.C.; Miss Margaret MacFarlane, B.Sc.(H.Ec), M.S.,
Associate Professor, University of
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is
organising an independent Community and Regional Planning Programme
for students of S.E. Asian Countries.
This September, the Colombo plan
brings to U.B.C. ten selected Indonesian students who will undergo an
intensive one-year study to prepare
them to act as Planning and Development officials for the Indonesian Government on their return to the country. Instructing in this programme
are H. P. Oherlander, B.Arch.(McGill), M.C.P., Ph.D.(Harvard), I.M.
Robinson, A.B.(Wesleyan), M.A. (Chicago), and Robert Williams, B.A.'56,
Volkoff Attends
Atom Conferences
George M. Volkoff, M.B.E., B.A.'34,
M.A.'36, Ph.D. (Calif.), D.Sc'45
F.R.S.C, Professor, Department of
Physics, took part in the seven week
long "Conference of Experts to Study
the Possibility of Detecting Violations
of a Possible Agreement on Suspension of Nuclear Tests" that successfully concluded its work in Geneva on
August 21.
Dr. Volkoff acted as an adviser to
the official Canadian delegate Dr. O.
M. Solandt. As noted by Dr. Solandt in
a C.B.C. broadcast at the conclusion of
the Conference Dr. Volkoff's "fluency
in three languages—English, Russian
and nuclear physics—enabled him to
make a unique contribution to the
work of the Conference."
Dr. Volkoff returns to U.B.C. for the
opening of the fall term after attending the second "Atoms for Peace"
Conference in Geneva on September
1-13 as a member of the Canadian
Michael P. Beddoes, Department ot Electrical Engineering, recently received his Ph.D. in Engineering
from the University ot London, Eng.
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A Living Room Liberal Education
The University Extension Department's Study-Discussion Program in
the Liberal Arts starts its second year
of operation in September. Enrolment
is expected to triple the first year's
350 registrations. It exemplifies the
success of this experiment to advance
the liberal education of adults through
a program geared to fit into the accepted rhythm of adult life.
The programme was made possible
by a three year grant received from
the Fund for Adult Education. The
programme is unique in many ways.
These are round-table discussion
groups, not classes. They are stimulated by specially prepared books,
dramatic recordings, motion pictures
and other visual media. Most of these
discussion groups meet in private
homes and hence the title "Living
Room Learning" which has been given
this series. The locating of these
groups in community neighbourhoods
makes University activity readily accessible to everyone.
The success of Living Room Learning in its first year is due to the enthusiastic efforts of a corps of 76 volunteers, who undertook to act as discussion leaders, group managers and as
hosts. The discussion leaders are recruited from among the participants
and are specially trained by the University Extension Department.
The first year saw eleven different
topics offered in Living Room Learning. These ranged from World Politics
and World Affairs to Modern Painting,
Poetry and the Humanities. The most
popular topic has been "The Ways
of Mankind", which explores society
and culture. Another of the more
popular topics is "An Introduction to
the Humanities" which makes a humanistic study of literature, visual art
and music.
Participants in Living Room Learning have evaluated their participation
as "the most rewarding experience of
our adult life". Over 90% of the participants have expressed a desire to
take further courses.
Who enrols in this type of programme? Almost 50% are under 40
years of age and the ratio of women
to men is 6 to 4. The occupation of
the participants includes the whole
wide variety found in any community.
Business executives, teachers, doctors
and lawyers meet together once a
week with housewives, clerks, office
workers, truck drivers and trade union
officers, to share their thinking and
opinions with each other. Special encouragement is given to married
couples by a reduced fee. They find it
more fun to participate as a  family
and their conversations at home help
them get more from the group discussions.
While a college background is not
required and almost one half of the
participants have only had high school
education, about one third are university graduates. The response of
graduates to this informal programme
in liberal education demonstrates their
widespread eagerness to resume the
learning which they began in university. In many ways they are underprivileged in terms of opportunities
for continuous learning. Living Room
Learning with its high standard of
material is one challenging answer.
Typical of the enthusiasm which
the Living Room Learning groups
display is the story of a "World Politics" study-discussion group which
met in Vancouver last spring.
Although scheduled to wind up their
discussions by mid-April, they just
could not stop and kept right on meeting together until the end of June,
when, before disbanding for the summer they decided to sign up as a
group in the Fall series, starting in
September. Many other groups have
shown similar enthusiasm by arranging additional tours of art galleries to
study painting, and tours through
modern office buildings to study trends
in architecture. While the participants
were strangers to each other when
they enrolled, the informal atmosphere of Living Room Learning soon
built up a friendly relationship among
the participants which encouraged
even the most quiet ones to voice their
During the past year in Greater
Vancouver a Fall, a Spring and a
Summer Series have been offered and
23 study-discussion groups have
flourished. Even during the heat of
the summer four groups met regularly. Plans for the Fall predict that
400 Vancouverites will enrol in the
11 topics being offered. The Vancouver series starts on the 22nd of September.
Interest in Living Room Learning
has also grown in New Westminster,
where a series of study-discussion
groups met last Spring. New Westminster residents will be able to
choose from six topics during the Fall
series which starts on the 29th of
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hampered by 'flu and although he
failed to win a place at the Games,
gave his best in every race. Law student Bob Reid vaulted his way to a
silver medal. He tied the winning
height but the English pole vaulter
was awarded first place by having
fewer failures in the competiton.
On September 6th Coach Frank
Gnup will open the 1958 practice sessions at U.B.C. in preparation for the
nine game Football schedule which
opens on September 20th against McGill Univeristy. With the graduation
of several veterans of the 1957 team,
Frank is not predicting the success or
otherwise of his '58 squad which will
be numerically large, but short on
experienced material. He is pointing
to the McGill Game and hopes to bring
the Churchill Trophy back to U.B.C.
In   previous   contests   we   have   lost
twice and tied once against the "Red-
men" from McGill.
This popular "Booster Card" which
entitles the holder to General Admission to all U.B.C. sponsored athletic
events is now available to Alumni at
the special price of $7.50, or two cards
may be purchased by a family for
$12.00. Write or phone the Athletic
Office in the War Memorial Gymnasium and reserve your Athletic
Card for 1958-59.
These may be ordered now through
the Athletic Office—$6.00 for 5 home
games, including the Churchill Cup
Game against McGill on September
20th, in the covered concrete stands
at U.B.C. Stadium. If you purchase an
Athletic Card, which is for General
Admission, you may obtain the season tickets by paying an additional
September 20
September 27
October    4
October 11
October  18
October 25
November     1
November  15
Opponent Where Played
McGill University U.B.C.
Southern Oregon College Ashland, Ore.
Seattle Ramblers U.BC.
College of Puget Sound ...Tacoma
Victoria Drakes  Victoria
Whitworth  College - U.B.C.
Western  Washington  College Bellingham
Oregon College of Education U.B.C.
Central  Washington   College   (Homecoming) U.B.C.
University Celebrates Golden Jubilee
Two special congregations honouring Canadian public figures and academic leaders from the Commonwealth and the United States will be
held in the War Memorial Gymnasium,
September 24 and 25, to mark the B.C.
Centennial and University's golden
Those who will receive honourary
doctor of laws degrees on  September
25 are: the official Visitor to the University, the Honourable Frank M.
Ross, lieutenant-governor of B.C.; the
Honourable W. A. C. Bennett, premier
of B.C.; the Prime Minister of Canada,
the Honourable John Diefenbaker;
the leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Lester B. Pearson; and the
leader of the CCF party, Mr. M. J.
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On September 24 the heads of three
Commonwealth universities will be
honoured. They are Sir Hector Hetherington, vice-president and principal
of Glasgow University; Dr. D. W.
Logan, vice-principal of the University of London; and the Right Reverend Monsignor I. Lussier, vice-
rector of the University of Montreal.
Others who will receive honourary
degrees on September 24 are: Dr.
Harold Dodds, former president of
Princeton University; Dr. T. H. Matthews, secretary of the National Conference of Canadian Universities and
former registrar of McGill; Dr. Robert
Sproule, who will retire as president
of the University of California this
year; Brooke Claxton, chairman of the
Canada Council; and W. S. Costin,
president of St. John's College, Oxford.
The Commonwealth University
heads will come to Vancouver following meetings of the Congress of Commonwealth Universities in Montreal
and Toronto from September 1 to 6.
The Congress is meeting outside the
United Kingdom for the first time in
its history this year.
Congregation addresses will be
given by Sir Hector Hetherington on
September 24, and by Monsignor Lussier on September 25.
On the second day of Congregation
Premier W. A. C. Bennett will officially open UBC's new $2 million
Buchanan Building, named for Dean
Daniel Buchanan, the late dean of the
Faculty of Arts and Science.
In conjunction with the two special
Congregations U.B.C. will sponsor an
academic symposium from September
23 to 26 entitled "The Scholar, the
University and the World Community."
Commonwealth University heads
and other honourary degree recipients
will participate in the sessions of the
symposium which will be held in
Brock Hall and the War Memorial
Public lectures are as follows:
Tuesday, September 23—8:30 p.m.
— Brock Memorial building — Roy
Daniells, professor and head of the
Department of English.
Wednesday, September 24 — 8:30
p.m.—Brock Memorial building—W.
C. Costin, President of St. John's College, University of Oxford: "Education in the Welfare State."
Friday, September 26—12:30 p.m.—
War Memorial Gymnasium — Rhys
Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of
Classical Archaeology, Bryn Mawr
College, Pennsylvania: "The Future
of the Humanities."
Extension Service Available to Everyone
Supervisor, Speakers Bureau
One of the earliest forms of adult education in British
Columbia consisted of off-campus lectures by faculty
members, and were primarily designed to acquaint the
province with the University. Today's Speakers Bureau is
developing beyond the traditional role of its ancestors. It
is widening its scope in the hope that lectures will be a
step towards further adult education work.
The function of the present Speakers Bureau is to send
out University staff members either to lecture on their
field of specialisation or, very often, to bring the University and its contribution to the life and growth of the
province before the general public. Men and women representing the University have spoken from one end of the
province to the other—usually without remuneration for
their efforts or time.
Over the past year, we have arranged for 112 lectures
throughout the province and at least 5,000 British Columbians have been able to take advantage of these lectures.
This service has been, and still is, available to all communities within B.C. by simply writing to the Speakers
Bureau of the Extension Department. Any organised group
is eligible for off-campus lectures on subjects ranging from
child welfare to efficient logging operation or, for that
matter, atomic physics. We do ask, however, that these
requests not be used merely to fill a void on a programme
The University, in most cases, asks the host group to
share the transportation costs of the professor involved
and recommends that organisations in Greater Vancouver
offer an honorarium to their speaker.
Along with these individual lectures, the Speakers Bureau over the past three years has organised high school
"tours" by teams of staff members. Their purpose is to
extend the University's education function to communities
"beyond the gates" and to let the young members of the
community — the graduating high school students — know
that these gates are open and not at all forbidding.
This the Speakers Bureau has done in the past. The year
1958-59 is for experimentation and expansion of this service—for moving beyond the role of merely supplying off-
campus lectures. Present plans are ambitious and necessarily dependent upon alumni, community and University
The Speakers Bureau will continue to stress individual
lectures but, in addition, faculty members will be asked to
participate in community tours jointly with high school
tours. For example, a member of the University staff visiting Vernon would not only speak at the high school, but
would also give a lecture to the P.T.A., a local service club
or specialised group and, perhaps, meet informally with
alumni or school teachers.
Some of you have already been asked to help us accumulate data on your community. More will be asked to cooperate. As soon as the tour pattern has been established,
we will contact alumni and other community leaders asking them how these tours can best serve the needs of the
community. In this way we will be able to extend our
service to groups who heretofore have not been in a position to use the Speakers Bureau.
Plans are germinating for reviving the "Capsule College" and for holding one or two experimental "residential
seminars". In essence the residential seminar will be an
exchange of ideas between members of a given community
and University staff on any problem facing the community
or areas of community interest.
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"A TRUSTEE, according to the old-fashioned
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one should ever have entrusted a shilling. It
is true his venerable appearance, snow-white
hair and fresh complexion spoke in his favour.
In spite of this, any sensible reader should
have grown a little suspicious when it appeared
(in Chapter II) that "his hand shook when he
passed the port." But he remains unsuspected
until (in Chapter III) he 'disappears suddenly
and completely,'—not, that is, gradually and
by sections. As a consequence, his daughter
has to go out as a governess, and his son
Richard has to sell his commission; notice,
not sell 'on commission' but sell the commission itself.
And with that the Victorian novel gets well
started, leaving behind it, however, the problem of trusteeship. If a venerable man in a
Norman pew can't look after money, wouldn't
it be better to entrust it to a company . . .?"
an extract from  "Other People's MONEY"
by Stephen Leacock
The Dean of the consular corps in Vancouver, M.
Louis de Laigue, presents a cheque for $1,286.11
to Mrs. R. C. Harris, chairman of the Board of Directors of International House. The donation will be
used to purchase furnishings for the House. Watching are Dr. Peter Ford, right, Mr. Frank Bernard,
Spanish vice-consul and corps secretary, left, and
Mr. Albert Cox, who has been appointed Executive
Director of International House.
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Fund Drive
The Consular Corps of Vancouver
represented by the Dean of the Corps
M. Louis de Laigue presented a cheque
for $1,286.11 to Mrs. R. C. Harris,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
of International House, at a luncheon
recently. The money, placed in the
University Development Fund, was
earmarked for House furnishings.
Present at the luncheon were members of the Consular Corps Ball Committee on which the International
House Association was represented by
Dr. Ford of the Department of Zoology, U.B.C, Mrs. Harris and Mr. Albert Cox, the newly appointed Executive Director of the House.
In thanking the Dean, Mrs. Harris
said how much the Board appreciated
the generous gift, all the more because the Consular Corps had since
the inception of International House
in B.C. been a source of support and
Mr. Albert Cox of the Personnel
and Counselling Services was recently
appointed to the post of Executive
Director of International House by the
Board of Governors of U.B.C. on the
recommendation of the Board of Directors of International House, U.B.C.
Mr. Cox is a graduate of U.B.C.
(B.A. Hons. Psych. 1948) and of the
University of Toronto (M.A. Psych.
1950). Since 1954 Mr. Cox has been
a Counsellor in the University Counselling Service and a Lecturer in the
Department of Psychology.
To assist Mr. Cox in the management of the International House, Miss
Jane Rule, a graduate of Mills College, California who has done postgraduate work in the University of
London (England) has been appointed
to the position of Assistant to the
Director. Miss Rule has had an unusually varied career in group organisational activities notably with the
Y.M.C.A. and at the Grace and Favour
House, St. Catherines in Windsor
Great Park, a hostel for University
staff and graduates of all nations
where she planned discussion seminars. Miss Rule has also been assisting in the course in remedial reading
for foreign students.
William B. Coulthard,
B.Sc. (London), Mem.
A.I.E.E., A.M.I.E.E.,
Professor, Department
of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of
Applied Science, died
July 31st after a
lengthy illness. He was
64. Prof. Coulthard
was born in England
and served with the
Royal Engineers in
World War I. He
graduated from Faraday House Engineering College in 1919
in   1920.   Before   com-
and London University
ing to U.B.C. he worked in various industrial
firms and lectured at the University of Rangoon in Burma. He is survived by his wife,
Ada, 3864 West 9th Avenue; two daughters,
Isabella, and Mrs. Margaret Towell, both of
Vancouver;   and   a   grandchild.
F. William Andrew, M.D., CM. (Man.)
Convocation Founder and pioneer Okanagan
Physician and Surgeon, died at the age of 78
in Summerland General Hospital, November
24, 1957 following a brief heart attack. Dr.
Andrew was born in Brooklyn, New York, receiving his early education there and later, in
Toronto. He graduated from Toronto Normal
School and taught for four years in Manitoba
b.'fore entering medical school from which
he graduated in 1907 following a distinguished
undergraduate career. Dr. Andrew came to
B.C. in 1908 and shortly after began his practice in Summerland where he continued until
his retirement in 1944. Among distinctions he
held was an honorary membership conferred
upon him in 1952 by the College of Physicians
and Surgeons. He is survived by his son W.
J. Andrew, 2866 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver,   B.C.   His   wife   Nora,   predeceased   him.
Wells W. Coates, B.A.,
B.A.Sc. '22, Ph.D.
(London), R.D.I.,
F.R.I.B.A., O.B.E.,
one of the world's
foremost architects,
died suddenly in Vancouver, June 17, 1958
at the age of 62. To
the many who knew
him both here and
abroad, the death of
Wells Coates brings a
very real sense of loss
of a man whose
strong individuality
and permeating influence  will   long  be   remembered.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son the
Reverend Harper Havelock Coates, D.D., Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy.
He was educated under private tutors and,
while in his teens, he absorbed much of the
Far East influence. At the age of 18 he left
Japan for a cruise around the world and arrived in Canada to study at the University of
B.C. where he graduated with degrees in both
Arts  and   Applied   Science.
During the First World War he served in
France with the Canadian Field Artillery, was
wounded at Passehendale in November, 1917,
and fought in Italy with the R.A.F. 66th
Squadron in October, 1918. Dr. Coates came to
London in 1929 and his first works in architecture attracted much interest by their skilful planning for space - economy and lean
elegance of design. It was soon appreciated
that in his own practice as a designer Wells
Coates was much more than an architect. His
life-long interest in the changing nature of
architecture in relation to the modern world,
and in the need for closer co-operation between
architecture and engineering was always evident.
His career was highlighted in the thirties
when he was a leader of the Modern Architectural Movement of Britain, and a founder
of the modern Architectural Research Group
in London.  He had a sympathetic understand-
ing of all branches of modern art and at this
time along with Paul Nash founded the group
called  Unit   One.
After the Second World War (during which
he had a distinguished career as a staff officer
in the R.A.F.) he resumed practice in London. Among other thing: he was responsible
for the National Film Theatre at the South
Bank   Exhibition,  1951.
Before returning to Vancouver in 1956 he
was visiting Professor of Architecture and
Urban Design at Harvard University. In Vancouver he undertook a number of large-scale
planning projects including a study for the
redevelopment   of   the   city's   down-town.
In paying tribute to Dr. Coates, the London
Times writes, "(he) impressed everyone who
worked with him by the serious belief in right
principles that lay behind even his most fanciful designs. For him modern design was not
a fashion but a cause demanding unquestioning devotion, and modern architecture in England owes  a great deal to him."
Dr. Coates is survived by a daughter, Laura,
in London ; a brother Willson, B.A.'20, in
Rochester, N.Y. ; and four sisters, Mary Coates,
Montreal ; Mrs. Bertha Cooper, B.A.'24, Buenos
Aires; Dr. Lila Maltby, B.A.'21, Toronto; and
Carol   Coates,   B.A/30,   Oxford,   England.
In recognition of the high regard in which
he was held, a Wells Coates Memorial Fund
has been established. The fund, to support a
civic project in urban design, is being administered by the Community Arts Council of
Vancouver, 581 Granville Street, Vancouver,
Harold Newton Watts, B.Sc, died in Trail
on June 26th in his 65th year. His many
friends in the city, where he had spent half
his life, were shocked at the suddenness of his
passing and doubly so since he was just on
the eve of retirement and was looking forward
with so much anticipation to the enjoyment
of a number of years with his wife and
family in his boyhood haunts in and around
Vancouver, where he also had numerous
Harold was born in Vancouver, the older
son of the late Captain Watts who was one
of Vancouver's real oldtimers up to a year or
two ago when passed away at the age of 92
years. His mother, prior to her marriage was
Emily Louise Leckie. Captain Watts, who had
his ship's masters papers, was a successful
manufacturer of small boats in Vancouver for
many years. The Watts' home was on Georgia
Street in the West end and Harold attended
Lord Roberts School there. He attended King
Edward High School and also the Collegiate
Institute at Colling wood, Ontario, the place
of his father's old home. He entered McGill
College of B.C. in the old Fairview shacks
in the Engineering Class of '17 but owing
to military service in Europe, 1916-19, he
graduated   in  the   U.B.C.   class  of   1920.
During his youth Harold was a keen sailor,
hunter and fisherman. He built his own boats
and was thoroughly familiar with the inlets
and bays of the B.C. Coast. He was also a
first class shot with the rifle. He did not take
an active part in team games but excelled as
a swimmer and with the weights. He won a
medal   for  the  shot put  while  at  U.B.C.
After graduating in Chemical Engineering
he joined the Geodetic Survey of Canada
working along the B.C. Coast. From 1923-26
he was with the Surf Inlet Mine on sampling,
surveying and assaying and in October, 1926
he joined The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada Limited at Trail,
B.C. as a chemist. From that time until his
death, except for four years, 1941-45, in Eastern Canada with the Inspections Board of the
U.K. and Canada, he was on the Research
and Engineering staff of the Chemical Division,   mainly   in   the   Sulphuric   Acid   Plants.
In 1927 he married Alice Maude York whose
family were pioneers in mining in Rossland
and the Boundary country. They met in Trail
where Alice was a teacher. Their interests
were mutual, particularly in the fields of
music and the Arts and their lovely home at
Warfield Village, adjacent to Trail, was the
centre of much activity. Harold was a keen
gardener and was particularly interested in
growing plants normally not found in the
Trail area. He was also a Hi-Fi fan and
built his own equipment. He and his wife
were keen bridge players and were charter
members of a private bridge club of over 20
years'   standing.
Harold was a cultured, well-educated person, well-liked by his associates and a perfect
gentleman in every way. Though he always
supported worthy community organisations he
was not particularly active in any of them.
His interests, however, were very broad in
the intellectual area and particularly in his
chemical  work  and   in  outdoor life.
He is survived his wife, his brother Clarence, retired, in Vancouver, and four children,
George, Design Engineer with A. V. Roe &
Co. ; Mrs. Norman Vincent, Vancouver; Mrs.
David Morley, B.A.'55 ; and James, a U.B.C-
student. —C.H.W.
William Hugh Riddell, B.S.A., M.S.A.'24
(Minn.), Ph.D. (Kansas), Head, Department
of Dairy and Animal Husbandry, University
of Vermont since 1948, died June 27, 1958
in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Riddell began his
career in 1924 as Instructor, Department of
Dairy Husbandry, Kansas State Agriculture
College, and was later made Associate Professor. He was first postwar U.S. agricultural
attache at the U.S. Embassy in the Hague
from 1945-48 and was agricultural expert with
the S.H.A.E.F. Mission in Breda, Holland during the last part of World War II. He was
decorated by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands with the Order of Orange Nassau for
service to the country and the Royal House.
He is survived his wife Mina; son, William
Hugh of Washington, D.C. ; daughter, Martha
of Billings, Montana; and his mother, Mrs.
Hester  Riddell  of   Langley,   B.C.
LL.B.,  M.A.
It was in the "shacks" at Fairview in the
fall of 1924 that I first met Eric Dunn. A
tall gesticulating figure, he was defending
some now-forgotten thesis against the arguments of half a dozen fellow students, some
of whom I knew. Cogent, even vehement, he
thrust and parried, then, with a toss of his
head, threw out a humorous remark that reduced everyone to laughter. It was this gift
of kindly humour, humour that chose no one
as its butt but included the whole world in
appreciation of the joke, that was characteristic of the youth and one of his strengths as
a man. Many years later, when faced with
some serious problems, he would analyse it
with the precision of a mathematician, but
would nevertheless manage to express his
analys:is with just that turn of phrase necessary to convince his audience that no human
problem   is   really   unsurmountable.
He had that gift, too, that made other people bring their problems to him, sure somehow or other that he would understand and
help. Nor were they often disappointed, for
Eric gave not only sympathy but the wisdom
of a man who had studied the world, who
loved the people who lived in it, and who
found  both good.
It was in 1925 that Eric graduated in Arts
from the University, taking teacher training
the following year. In September of 1926 he
started his teaching career at the small high
school in Slocan, leaving it to become principal at Port Alberni one year later. At the
ripe age of twenty-two, he was one of the
youngest high school principals this Province
has ever seen. He saw both Port Alberni and
his school grow, the latter from an enrolment
of fifty-seven to well over one thousand. In
charge of the school during the momentous
changes of the 30's and 40's, he secured the
respect and confidence of the citizens of his
community, which benefitted not only from
his work as an educationist but from his
activities as a citizen. An active Rotarian, h?
was also prominent in musical and other cultural  developments.
Somehow or other, he found time to travel
in both Europe and America during the summers, but that was not all. During the depression years he took a law degree, not so
much that he intended to use it vocationally,
but just because he had to satisfy his restless
curiosity about another professional world. He
also acquired his M.A. in 1939 at the University  of  Washington.
During the years at Port Alberni, he married a fellow teacher, Phyllis Partridge. Phyllis
and   Eric  complemented  each other to an  ideal
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degree and, with their two sons, Bruce and
Ross, made a family unit which, although
complete in itself, always seemed to reach out
and draw within its unity the friend or
visitor. Whoever spent an evening in the
warmth of the Dunns' hospitality thereafter
felt himself to be a sort of associate member
of   the   family.
In August of 1954, Eric joined the Department of Education as an Inspector of Schools
and was stationed at Cranbrook. There he
gave the same service to his profession and
his community as had marked his years in
the Alberni  District.
It was there, on Easter Sunday in 1958,
while preparing to take his family on a short
trip, that he suddenly died. Rather, as Eric
himself would have put it, he had to make a
sudden change in his plans and leave on a
trip alone. For there can be little sadness
and no tragedy about the passing of a kindly,
considerate and wise man. Great as the loss
is to his family and friends, much as the
close daily association, the sheer enjoyment
of his company and the reliance on his
knowledge may be missed, he lives — for
through thousands of his pupils and multitudes of his friends, the love and understanding of people that was Eric's still speaks.
Murray McDonald, B.A.Sc, Field Engineer
for the Pacific division of the Dominion Bridge
Company Ltd., was killed in the Second Narrows Bridge disaster, June 17, 1958. Since
1929, Mr. McDonald worked in many capacities in the Constructional Engineering field
in B.C. He is survived by his wife, Mary,
and three children, Jean, 17, Ann, 15, and
Paul, 11, all of 2121 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver.   He   was   50.
Joseph Gilmour Miller, B.A.Sc, Manager,
heavy oil sales, Husky Oil and Refining Ltd.,
died suddenly in Calgary, June 7, 1958. He
was chairman of the Canadian division of the
Asphalt Institute, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta, the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and of the
Calgary Petroleum Club. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife Lou, and four daughters:
Donna Mae, Joanne, Beverley and Vickey all
of 3012 13th Ave., S.W., Calgary; his mother,
Mrs. A. F. Miller, Mission City, B.C. ; one
brother, Dr. Alan A. Miller, Abbotsford, B.C.,
two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Beatrice Fuller, Edmonton, and Mrs. T. A. Audrey Cove, Dartmouth,  N.S.   He  was  40.
Thomas    Grant    Clark,    B.Com.,    passed    away
February   6,   1958,   in   Victoria,   B.C.
F. P. Moran, B.A.Sc, died on May 3, 1958.
Since graduation he had been employed as
Mechanical Engineer in the Logging Division
of B.C. Forest Products. He is survived by
his wife Connie, and son, Patrick of 504
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BALCOM-BOYD. Graeme Sterling Balcom,
B.A.Sc'57, to Judy Kathleen Boyd, B.Ed.'57.
BARNSLEY-NEWCOMBE. Richard J. Barnsley, B.Com.'54, to Wendy Elizabeth Newcombe.
BELL-SAUNDERS. Michael David Bell, B.A.
'58,   to   Patricia  Ann   Saunders.
BETHUNE-HILL. James Alexander Bethune.
B.A.'52, to Shirley Ouida Hill, in Nobleton,
BROCKINGTON - WOOD. John Brockington,
B.A.'53,  to  Angela  Beatrice Wood.
BURKE-COOPER. Richard Burke, B.A.Sc'53,
to Judith Gordon  Cooper.
CHAPPELL-McLEAN. Marcus (Mark) Stanley Chappell, B.A.Sc'58, to Sheila Doreen
COSGROVE-RANGER. Theodore Joseph Cos-
grove. M.D.'57, to Agnes Betty Lou Ranger,
DE LONG - ROBERTSON. Henry Thompson
DeLong, B.Com.'56, to Joan Marjorie
DENT-CONN. William John Dent, B.S.A.'58.
to  Joan  Marilyn   Conn,  B.H.E.'58.
DEWIS-DUTTON. Geoffrey Dewis, B.Com.'54
to Elizabeth Van Tassel Dutton, in Hamil
ton,   Ontario.
DUNCAN-MADDEX. Douglas Wallace Duncan
B.S.A.'57, to Ethel Loverne Maddex, B.S.A
'54, to Barbara Fraser Galliford, in Alberni
liott, B.Com.'55, to Patricia Claire McCon^
ville,  B.A.'55.
B.A.'53, LL.B.'54, B.C.L. (Oxon.), to Kris-
tine Strombeck,  LL.B.'58.
Fletcher, B.Com.'54, to Norma Jean Cruick-
GALBRAITH-BURNETT. Alistair John Galbraith,   B.Com.'52,   to   Mary   Lou   Burnett.
GREGORY-THORBURN. Peter James Gregory.
B.Com.'55,  to  Joyce  Thorburn.
GORDON-MURRAY. Donald Alastair Seton
Gordon, to Nancy Jean Murray,  B.A.'54.
HALL - MCALLISTER. John Charles Hall,
B.S.P.'55,  to   Grace  Barnet   McAllister.
HALLATT-CUMMINS. Halet Francis Hallatt,
B.A. (McMaster), LL.B.'58, to Gladys Maur-
ine Cummins, in  London,  Ontario.
HENDRICKS-EVANS. John Robert Hendricks,
B.A.'51, to Celia Pauline Evans in Edmonton,  Alberta.
HOPE-SATER. Laurence Andrew Hope, B.S.F.
'55,  to  Lily Elvira  Sater.
HORSEY - HOUGHLAND. Edward Francis
Horsey, B.Com.'57, LL.B.'58, to Lilias Joan
Houghland,   B.Com.'56.
HUNT - STEWART. Edmund Arthur Hunt,
B.P.E.'57, to Helen Moncrieff   Stewart.
JANZ-RATHBONE. Leslie Blake Janz, M.D.
'58, to Wenona Mae   (Wendi)   Rathbone.
JOHNSTONE-PITT. William Charles Johnstone  to  Thelma   M.   Pitt,   B.A.'57.
Kaufman, to Loretta Ruth Youngson, B.A.
KROPP-DILL. Frederick Verey (Ted) Kropp,
to June Arlene Dill,  B.Ed.'58.
KUEBER-KEPPER. Philip Thomas Kueber,
B.Com.'57, LL.B.'58, to Eleanor Kathleen
Kepper,   B.P.E.'55.
LATIMER-GREENLAND. John Alfred Latimer,   B.S.P.'56,  to  Laila  Sylvia  Greenland.
LIGHTBODY-BIDDLE, Gladwin Roy Light-
body, to Ann Dorothea  Biddle,  B.H.E.'58.
LINDSAY-McNAMES. Thomas Barrie Lindsay,
B.Com.'58,  to  Lois  McNames.
LOUIE-HONG-YOUNG. Edward Louie-Hong,
B.Com.'54.   to   Louanne   Young.
MacKINNON-BUTT. Donald Gregory MacKinnon, B.S.F.'56, to Audrey Marie Butt, in
Fort  William,   Ontario.
MAIN-GLEN. Douglas Ross Main, B.Com.'51,
to  Marylou Glen.
MARGETSS-MARTIN. Philip G. Margetts,
B.A.'38, M.D., CM. (McGill), to Doreen M.
MOLYNEUX-STIFFE. William Edmund Moly-
neux,   B.S.A.'55,  to  Shirley Jean  Stiffe.
NOBLE-JOHNSTON. James Robertson Noble,
B.A.'57, to Norma Bernadine Johnston,
PFEIFFER-ELLICE. Capt. Bruce Albert Pfeif-
fer, to Joan Bedford Ellice, B.S.A.'52, in
Parkin to Corinne Flett Robertshaw, B.A.'54,
PARKYN-LE BLANC. Harold A. Parkyn, B.A.
Sc'52, to Lorraine Le Blanc, in Ville St.
Laurent, P.Q.
PEARKES-POPE. John Andre Pearkes. B.A.
'54, LL.B.'55, to Joyce Marilyn Pope, in
PRICE-ELWORTHY. Stuart Price to Betty
Joan Diane Elworthy, B.Com.'52.
QUAN-CHU. George Quan, to Viviane Georgina
Chu,  B.H.E.'54.
(nee BARBARA BELL, B.Com.'45), a daughter, Daryl Denice, June 19, 1958, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'47, a daughter, Erin Anne, on June
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MR. AND MRS. R. S. DIXON, B.Com.'55,
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'48, a son, Arthur David, June 12, 1958, in
MR. AND MRS. EMERY KAPAS, (nee MARGERY A. CLARK, B.A.'53), a daughter,
Carol  Susan, June 12,  1958,  in Vancouver.
'47), a son, Keith, March 13, 1958, in Pittsburg, Penn.
mussen, B.A.Sc.'58, to Marilyn Joyce Birkett.
RICHARDS-CARNEY. Melbourne D. Richards,
B.S.A.'50,  to Anne Carney,  B.A/49.
ROBINSON - McMILLAN. Raymond Michael
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ROBLIN-LIGHTFOOT. Robert Franklin Rob-
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SUCHY-THOMAS. George Alois Suchy, B.Com.
'53, to Gwynneth Martha Muir Thomas.
TINNEY-ANDERSON. Ronald Ernest Tinney.
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WESTON-NICOL. F. O. William Charles Weston, R.C.A.F., B.A.'58, to Dorothy Louise
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B.S.W.'49), a son, in Victoria, B.C.
D.D.S. (McGill), a daughter, Lesley Gaie,
May  30,  1958, in  Prince George, B.C.
Sc'57, (nee DAVEEN POLLARD, B.A.'56),
a son, Daniel Neil, May 2, 1958, in Montreal, Que.
B.Com., LL.B.'48, a son, June 12, 1958, in
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1958,  in   Di   Giorgio,  California.
'48), tripliet sons, Bryon Robert, Douglas
Wayne, Norman Grant, April 8, 1958, in
'53, (nee DAPHNE CUMMINS, B.A.'53), a
daughter, Cynthia Dorothy, June 26, 1958,
in   Vancouver.
LOUISE BIELY, B.A.'51), a daughter,
Joanne Patricia, April 23, 1958, in Toronto,
Continued from  Page 33
In Victoria the University Extension Department has been working
closely with the Evening Division of
Victoria College and several study-
discussion groups were formed last
Spring. Arrangements have been completed to offer six topics in Victoria,
starting on the 1st of October. That
same week will also include a Training Workshop for the discussion
leaders, who are now being recruited.
The University Extension Department is offering Living Room Learning programmes to other areas of
British Columbia as quickly as possible. Preliminary plans have been
formulated to experiment with a series
of liberal arts topics in Prince George
this Fall. It is hoped that the Living
Room  Learning programme will  per
petuate itself in each local area once
it has been set up. In the near future
the University Extension Department
plans to extend Living Room Learning into the Kootenay and Okanagan
sections of the Province.
Those areas of the Province which
are not slated for intense activity during the next year will still be able to
participate in Living Room Learning
if sufficient local interest is evident.
A booklet on how to organise study-
discussion groups is now being prepared for distribution throughout the
Province. Alumni are invited to write
the University Extension Department
for further information about Living
Room Learning. This could well be
the most rewarding experience of
your adult life.
Continued from  Page 35
The "Capsule College" on the other hand would be much
broader in scope and used in areas which have expressed
little interest in University resources. Its function would
not be so much to resolve or concentrate on a single concrete problem; rather it would attempt, through a panel
of experts, to arouse interest and to inform the public on
a wide variety of subjects.
Ultimately, we hope that these tours and lectures will
serve as a guide to help us determine the areas in which
we can do further adult education work—adult education
in the form of residential seminars or workshops of special
community interest; group and family life development
work; short courses such as agriculture, forestry or small
business operation. The core of the Speakers Bureau will
continue to be individual off-campus lectures. But by
stimulating community interest in University services and
resources we may turn a request for a lecture into a workshop or continuing lecture series.
Both the funds and the time faculty can devote to travelling are limited, so it may not always be possible to fill
all requests. However, we will do our best within our budget and speaker allowance to keep you informed of faculty
visits to your town.
If you want a speaker, if you know of a group who could
benefit from some special University service, if you have
some suggestions about the areas in which the Extension
Department can contribute to the continuing growth of
your community, please let us know. The Bureau can't
work in a vacuum, and can only have maximum effectiveness with local co-operation. Alumni are well equipped to
provide such co-operation and effective liaison.
• Grads vs Thunderbirds Basketball
• Special Lectures
• Coffee Parties
• Reunions for Classes of '28, '33, '43
and 48
• Mart Kenny and his Orchestra
Plan To Attend
Your University's
50th Anniversary
Homecoming Celebrations
NOVEMBER 14 and 15
I.A.37,    525
Box 330.
1.A. '48,   LL I
British   Columbia
Abbotsford- G   E. W. Clarke," B S A/22, Box 250
Alberni  (Port)—W. N.  Burgess,"  B.A.'40, B.Ed.'48,
Box 356.
Alice  Arm—Harry  Babty,"   B.A.Sc'47,  Alice  Arm.
Armstrong—Mrs.  C    C   Wright,  B.A.'44,  Box 418
Bella Coola—Milton C.  Sheppard,"  B.A.'53,   B Ed
'54,  Box 7.
Bralorne—C. M. Manning," B.A.'33, Bralorne Mines.
Campbell River- -Raymond Chalk," B.A.Sc.'54,  RR
# 2.
Chemainus—A.   Gordon   Brand,"   B Com '34,   MacMillan  &  Bloedel  Co.   Ltd
Chilliwack—Mrs.    Leslie   E.    Barber,    I
Williams Road N.
Cloverdale—Rees  L.   Hugh,"   B.A.'53,
Courtenay—Harold S.  S.  Maclvor/
'49, Box  160.
Cranbrook—Eric C.  MacKinnon,"  Box 310
Creston—R.    McLeod    Cooper,    B.A.'49,    LL.B.'50,
Box 28.
Dawson   Creek—Miss  Marguerite  A    Wiebe,"   B.A
'55, Box 1771,
Duncan—David    R.    Williams,    BA/48,    LL.B.'49,
257 Station Street.
Fernie—Kenneth   S.   Stewart,   B A'32,   The    Park.
Fort St.  John—Percy B.  Pullinger,*  B.A '40,  B.Ed.
Golden—Douglas  H    Gilmour,"   B.A.'47.
Grand    Forks—Alexander   J.    Longmore,"    B A'54,
B Ed '56, Box 671.
Haney—G. Mussallem," c/o Haney Motors.
Kamloops—Roland    G.    Aubrey,"    B Arch.'51,
Victoria Street.
Kelowna—Arthur P.   Dawe,  B.A/38,  Box 41,
nagan  Mission.
Kimberley—Wm    H   R.  Gigney,  B.A.S.C5C, 26-'St
Avenue, Chapman Camp.
Kitimat—John    H.    Ca!am,»    B.A'48,
Nechako Centre Postal  Stn
Ladner—Lawrence L.  Goodwin,* B.A.'51
Langley—Hunter     Vogel,"     Cloverdale
Chemicals  Ltd.
B.A.'48, LL.B'52,
BA.'47, LL.B.'50,
'49,   LL B.'50,   Box
Box 152.
Box    670,
Box   ICC
Paint     &
Lillooet- Thomas   F.   Hadwin,"   B.A.Sc/30,   District
Manager,   Bridge  River  Area    B C.   Electric  Co
Ltd., Shatalth, B.C.
Merritt--Richard    M.    Brown,"
Box   1710.
Mission   City—Fred   A.   Boyle,"
P.O.  Box 628, Arcade  Bldg
Nanaimo-    Hugh  B.   Heath,   B.A
Nelson—Leo   S.   Gansner,   B.A/35,   B.Com/35,   Box
Ocean  Falls—John Graham,"  B.A.Sc/50,  Box  598.
Oliver—Rudolph  P.  Guidi,  B.A/53,  B.Ed/55,  Principal—Senior High School
Osoyoos   -Wm,   D.   MacLeod,"   B.A/51,   Principal,
Osoyoos  Elementary Jr.  High   School.
Penticton—Dr.   Hugh  Barr, 383  Ellis St.
Port Mellon—L. C. Hempsall," B.A.Sc/50,
Powell River—Dr. & Mrs.  John L.  Keays,
B.A.Sc/41, B.A/39,  Box 433.
Prince   George—D.   Denning   E.   Walter,
l268-5th Avenue.
Prince   Rupert—James   T.   Harvey,"   B.A.'28
Box 128.
Princeton—Miss Isabel C. Howse," Box 85.
Qualicum—J.     L.     Nicholls,"     B.A/36,     B.Ed/53,
Principal,   Qualicum  Beach  Jr.-Sr.  High  School,
Qualicum  Beach.
Quesnel—Charles G. Greenwood, B.Ed.'44, Box 1119.
Revelstoke—Mrs.   H.   J.   MacKay,   B.A/38,   202-6th
Street E.
Salmon   Arm—C.    H.   Millar,"   B.S P.'49,    Salmon
Arm  Jr.-Sr.   High School,   Box   140.
Smithers—Laurence  W.   Perrv,   LL.B/50,   P.O.   Box
Squamish—J.   Smith,"   Principal,   Squamish   Jr.-Sr.
High School,   Box 99.
Summerland—Mrs    A.   K.   MacLeod,   B.A/34,   Box
166, West Summerland, B.C.
Terrace—John   C.    Laurence,"    B.A/32,    Principal,
Skeena   Jr.-Sr.   High  School.
Trail—Andrew   E.    Soles,    B.A/51,   Vice-Principal,
J. Lloyd Crowe High School, Box 210.
Vernon—Patrick F. Mackie, B.A/51,  R.R. # 3
Victoria—Reginald H. Roy,  B.A/50,  MA/51, 3825
Merriman Drive.
&  Mrs.   Lynn  K.   Sullev,"   B.S.A.
K.  Sully  &  Co.,   14933  Wash-
40,   Alaska   Pine
White Rock—Mr
'44,   B.A/40,   L
ington Avenue
Williams   Lake—Mrs.   C.   Douglas   Stevenson,
'27, Box 303.
Windermere—-Mrs.   G    A.   Duthie,
Woodfibre—R.  H.  McBean,"  B.A
& Cellulose Ltd.
Canada  (Except B.C.)
Calgary,   Alberta—Richard   H.    King,    B A Sc'36,
Oil  &  Conservation  Board,  603-6th  Ave,   S.W.
Deep   River,   Ontario—Dr.   Walter   M.   Barss,   BA.
'37, M.A.'39, Ph.D.'42, 60 Laurier Avenue.
Edmonton,     Alberta—C.     A,     Westcott,     B.A/50,
B.S.W/51,   10238-100A Street.
London, Ontario—Frank L.  Fournier,"   B.A/29, c/o
Bluewater Oil  &  Gas  Ltd.,   Room  312,   Dundas
Building,   195  Dundas Street.
Montreal, Quebec—Joseph  M.   Schell,  B.A/21,  47
Chesterfield Avenue.
Ottawa, Ontario—Victor W   Johnston,  B.Com.'44,
1099 Aldea Avenue.
Peterborough,  Ontario—Norman   L.   Carlson,   BA.
Sc/51,  577  McCannon Avenue.
Regina,  Saskatchewan—Gray A.  Gillespie,   B.Com.
'48,   c/o  Gillespie  Floral   Ltd.,   1841   Scarth   St.
Soskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr.  J.   Pepper,  B.A/39,
MA/4],  Dept. of Chemistry,   Univ.  of Sask.
Toronto,   Ontario—Harry   C.   Campbell,
Chief  Librarian, Toronto  Public  Library.
Winnipeg,   Manitoba—E.   W.   H.   Brown,
Hudson's   Bay   Co
California,  Northern—Albert A.   Drennan,   B A/23,
420 Market Street, San Francisco  11.
New York, U.S.A.—Miss Rosemary Brough, B A '47,
214 East 51st Stret.
Portland, Oregon—Dr.   David  B. Charlton,  B A/25,
2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle,  Washington—R   A.   Montgomery,   B.A/40,
1830-100th  N.E.,  Bellevue, Wash.
United Kingdom—Mrs.   Douglas  Roe,  901   Hawkins
House,  Dolphin Square,  London, S.W.I,  England.
Yukon  Branch, Whitehorse—Capt. Ralph  B   Huene,*
B.A/49, c/o 19 Coy, R.C.A.S.C,  Camp Takhini,
Whitehorse, Y.T.
I. A/40,
"  Branch contacts,  all  others Presidents.
40 The £ufacNf2tich Policif tf
Dear Alumni and Friends:
Like every other enterprise in our day, the Publishers of your Alumni Chronicle are confronted with rising costs. Production costs have long since been trimmed to a minimum.
The Chronicle plays an important part in the University's liaison with its graduates, and is
ever welcome as a worthy source of news as to the whereabouts of fellow classmates, and of developments on campus.
Convinced of its continuing value, your Association has found it necessary to establish a
sound distribution policy. Curtailment of complimentary copies is one way to ease the situation,
and this has been done. Another, is to charge a minimum fee.
With these thoughts in mind, the following policy has been formulated:
1. All donors, and pledged donors, to the Capital Gifts Development Fund Drive or the
Annual Alumni Giving Programme will receive copies as a rightful service.
2. All non-donors to the above will henceforth be expected to pay an annual subscription
fee of $3.00.
If you fail to qualify for a copy, a subscription form is attached for your use. Clip it out, and
forward it with the annual subscription fee and we will be happy to put you back into circulation.
To: U.B.C. Alumni Association,
Brock Hall,
University of B.C.,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
I,  , enclose the sum of $3.00 as
annual subscription fee for the Alumni Association publication — The
Year Faculty
(Make cheques and money orders payable to the "U.B.C. Alumni Association") ^H&PUS Mew 7xe&^
6th Annual Sir Winston
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(Tax Included)
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from industry the improved products, to form an essential
combination for the continuing development of a better and greater
Canada. A typical example of this forward-looking partnership is found
in Crane Limited and Associated Companies which produce
so much of Canada's plumbing, heating and piping equipment,
essential to better living and industrial efficiency in
an ever-expanding nation.
CRANE Limited and Associated Companies
General Office: 1170 Beaver Hall Square, Montreal. Kingston Branch: 1111 Princess Street.
Associated Companies: Canadian Potteries Limited, Port Hope Sanitary Manufacturing
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