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 mi ALUMNI
SPRING 1959 fetch] Moweu
FOR
SMALL BUSINESS...
YOU CAN COUNT ON
THIS VITAL LINK
BEHIND THE SCENES
from design
to delivery...
For many a businessman on his way
up, the vital behind-the-scenes link
between the design of his product and
its delivery to the market is the financial counsel and support he has had
from his B of M Manager. He counts
on the Bank to see him through the
financial requirements of his day-today operations.
If you have a new product in the
making, why not talk over your plans
with your nearest  B of M  Manager.
You can count on his helpful, interested approach. You will find this,
too: when you ask for a loan at the
B of M, you do not ask a favour . ..
if your proposition is sound and reasonable, there's money for you at
the BofM.
Bank of Montreal
WORKING      WITH      CANADIANS      IN       EVERY      WALK      OF      LIFE      SINCE      1817
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
Published by The
Alumni Association
of the
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A. '51
Assistant Editor: Frances K. Tucker, B.A. '50
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
President
J. Norman 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
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
J. Norman Hyland, B.Com. '34
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. '51
Forestry
Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com. '47, B.S.F. '48
Home Economics
Miss Anne Howorth, B.H.E. '52
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
Horry L. Penny, B.A. '56, B.S.W. '56, M.S.W. '57
Sociology
Mrs. W. C Johnstone, B.A. '57
Alma Mater Society Representative
Charles J. Connaghan, A.M.S. President
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
Chairman
Mark Collins, B.A. '34, B.Com. '34
Technical Advisers
J. Stuart Keate, B.A.  '35
R. Campbell Kenmuir, Arts '42
R. E. "Buzz" Walker, B.Com. '47
Ronald Weber,  B.Com.  '47
CHRONICLE OFFICES
Business and Editorial Offices
252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B. C.
Authorized as second class mail.
Post Office Department, Ottawa
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle
is sent free of charge to those making
an annual donation
to the U.B.C. Development Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine
by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
UBC ALUMNI
Volume 13, No. 1
SPRING, 1959
CONTENTS
FEATURES
5    Chronicle Editor Retires
—A Tribute to  H.  T.   Logan
12    The Shape of Universities to Come
—By James A.  Gibson
14    The Story of Alfalfa Rhizoma
—By V.  C.   Brink
16    Graduate Profile — Henry Gunning
—By John  F.  Walker
19 The MacPhee Report
—By  Howell   Harris
20 Arts '19 Reminisces
—By Assorted Graduates
23 Book Review
—By   Neil   Swainson
24 School of Physical  Education
—By  Bob Osborne
DEPARTMENTS
7    Branch News
9   The President Reports
11    No News Is Good News
—By  David   Brock
26    Alumnae and Alumni
—By  Frances Tucker
29   The Faculty
33    Campus News and Views
35 Sports Summary
—By  R.  J.  'Bus'  Phillips
36 In Memoriam
COVER
MRS. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT visited
the campus on March 4 to address
the student body. Following her
speech she declared the new International House officially open. She
is shown chatting with the Chancellor, Dr. A. E. 'Dal' Grauer, following
the ceremony.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE TT*
,    LIVE BETTER    ,
Canadians, more than any other people,
benefit from electric power. Abundant
low-cost electricity is one of the
important reasons for so many busy
factories . . . greater production of goods
. . . and better paying jobs. In offices,
on farms, and in homes, everywhere,
electric power makes life easier and
more enjoyable.
What Does LBE Mean to You?
LBE stands for "Live Better ... Electrically",
and these words have a very real meaning
behind them.
In the home, for example, planned lighting
brings new charm and cheerfulness to every
room. Modern appliances in the kitchen and
laundry save time and toil. Other appliances
contribute to our leisure and entertainment.
Automatic heating and air conditioning add
to our comfort. There probably isn't an area
in your home that cannot be equipped electrically to give more convenience, more comfort, and more service.
In home, office or factory the first essential
is in up-to-date wiring system — to get the
best results from the electrical products now
in use, and provide for those you expect to
acquire. Your local power company, your
provincial Electric Service League, or any
qualified electrical contractor will be glad to
provide expert advice and help you to plan
to "Live Better . . . Electrically".
CANADIAN    GENERAL    ELECTRIC    COMPANY
LIMITED
Manufacturers of equipment that generates, transmits and distributes electricity
... and the wide variety of products that put it to work in home and industry.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE COLONEL HARRY T. LOGAN (right), retiring editor of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, was
honoured January 17 at a reunion banquet for former commanding officers of the U.B.C.
Canadian Officers Training Corps. Col. Logan, one of the original organizers of the C.O.T.C,
was commander of the unit in 1929 and 1930 when it was reactivated following the First
World War. Major Finlay Morrison, of the Faculty of Pharmacy, presented Col. Logan with
an  engraved  silver tray at the  January  17 reunion.
Chronicle Editor
Retires
Those of us who have been conscientious readers of the Chronicle
since its inception have noted with
enthusiasm the striking improvement
in its quality that has been so obvious
in the last five years. Nor have we
been slow to connect the rise in standard with its editor, Harry T. Logan.
Consequently, the news of his resignation arouses surprise and dismay. If
his decision comes from his desire to
devote his time to other interests, we
thank him for what he has done as
editor and we wish him well. But the
Chronicle—his Chronicle—should contain a farewell salute to its most recent and most successful editor.
JOINED UNIVERSITY
Harry Logan's formal association
with the University of British Columbia began in 1913, before the institution existed as a physical entity, with
his appointment as Lecturer in Classics to McGill University College. A
graduate of McGill, he had studied
Classics at St. John's College, Oxford,
as Rhodes Scholar. In the following
year, 1914, the new University of British Columbia included Harry T. Logan, Instructor in Classics,  among its
original Faculty-members. He passed
through the ranks and at the appropriate time became Professor.
Logan's residence at the University
was twice interrupted: first, in 1915,
when he began his distinguished military services, from which he emerged
with a Military Cross; second, in 1936,
when he accepted appointment as
Principal of the Prince of Wales Fair-
bridge Farm School (near Duncan,
B.C.). After varied experience with
the latter, in Canada, England, and
Australia, he returned to the University of British Columbia in 1949 as
Professor of Classics and Head of the
Department. Although he reached the
age of retirement in 1952, and became Professor Emeritus, he remained as Chairman of the Department until 1954 and, with the title of Special
Lecturer, is still teaching to this day.
SENATE MEMBER
The chronological skeleton fails
even to suggest what Harry Logan
has meant to this University, or, for
that matter, what the University has
meant to him. He has been a member
of Senate for many years; in 1941
that body elected him to the Board of
Governors. In 1914 he was one of two
organizers of the C.O.T.C; in 1929,
as one of those with vision, he helped
to re-establish the C.O.T.C. on this
Campus. He has been a vigorous participant in scores of activities originated by students and Faculty; he has
been Honorary President of various
classes. An athlete himself, he has
taken an intense interest in athletics
and is a regular attendant in the stadium and the gymnasium.
He  became editor of the Chronicle
in 1953 and at once devoted his energies to making this an informative
magazine written by alumni for alumni. Formerly, the Chronicle had been
a kind of stepchild, nurtured frugally
by editors who, because of major responsibilities elsewhere, perforce neglected the burden that had been forced
upon them. Under the circumstances,
they did well. Logan, on the other
hand, with the advantage of a base
on the Campus, had the opportunity
to conceive a policy and bring it to
life. The Chronicle has shown the
results of his thought and work.
WROTE  U.B.C.  HISTORY
When the decision was made that
a history of the University should be
written to appear during the year of
the Golden Jubilee, H. T. Logan was
an obvious choice as author. Tuum Est:
A History of the University of the
British Columbia appeared in November, 1958, and has been warmly received by the critics and by the alumni
of the University.
Yet, significant though all of this
may be, it is as a Teacher that Harry
Logan is known to thousands of students, past and present, of this University. From him, in the class-room
and out of it, many a student has
drawn the inspiration that has shaped
a career, and the philosophy upon
which his own life (often as a teacher)
has been based. It is true that scholarship is a function of a university.
Its most important function, however,
is teaching. In H. T. Logan this
University has offered to its students
one of the truly great teachers. And
it is this University's good fortune
that he continues to occupy one of
its classrooms.
—Anon.
The  Chronicle  lost another valued
member of its staff recently in Mrs.
Sally  Gallinari,  who   has  joined  her
husband Lucian in Italy where he has
entered the business world.   Mrs.
Gallinari has been
succeeded  as  assistant editor by
Mrs. Frances Tucker,   whose  wide
knowledge of the
history     of     the
University and its
graduates      can
only make her an
asset to the mag-
FRANCES TUCKER     azine.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Manager of the Royal Rank's Union Stock Yards IJranch (St. Honifari.', Man.) picks up poinlrrs on htiih-LTjile beef
Banker Gets the "Rijiht Steer''
Tliis   Roval   Hank   manager   is   learning   about   his   customer's for a more inlormed liankini; service. Thi> haliil ol  M'ckini;
business  al   first  hand.  Such   visits won't  make   Iii til  an  expert inlornial ion  in  the held  is tvpical i>( Roval   Hank  managers
judge of cattle, but thev will give him a closer  insight  into  the evervwliere . . . one rea^-or whv the Roval stands so hig:i at home
workings of the meat industry . . . provide a better background and abroad and win  it is Canada's largest bank.
THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
Assets exceed 4 billion dollars
OVER  900   BRANCHES   IN   CANADA,   THE   CARIBBEAN   AREA.   AMI   SOI III    \MEHIC\.    OFFICES   IN   NEW   YORK.    I.OMION    \NI>   IVMtIS
U    b   v.       ALUMNI    CHROMv.Lt 6 THE BRANCHES REPORT
California Branches Active
After a very successful contribution
through work and dollars to the University's Capital Gifts Drive, alumni
throughout the continent have asked
for direction for ways and means to
maintain interest in their local organization. This request is now being
studied by the Branches and Divisions
committee under the chairmanship of
Mr. Don Miller. The initial step has
been taken with the addition of members to the committee from alumni
living outside the Greater Vancouver
area. Their findings and recommendations in the interests of the University
and higher education as a whole will
find their way to the far-flung
branches.
LOS ANGELES
On December 5, at the Carolina
Pines, over twenty U.B.C. alumni in
the Southern California area met for
their annual banquet. President Dr.
Belle McGauley, B.A. '30, welcomed
the guests and Rev. Ward de Beck,
B.A. '38, said grace. Guest speakers
were Professor John English, B.A.Sc.
'38, of the U.C.L.A. engineering department, and Mr. Arthur Hicks,
Canadian consul in Los Angeles.
Joining in the social and dinner
program were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
J. Anastasiou, B.A. '52, M.Ed. '57, B.A.
'51, M.A. '54; Clymene Wilmarth, B.A.
'38; Mr. and Mrs. Les McLennan, both
B.A. '22; Miss Edith McSweyn, B.A.
'29; Miss Maxine McSweyn, B.A. '27;
John R. Taylor, B.A. '31; Jim Rhodes,
B.A.Sc. '30; Mr. and Mrs. John Hig-
gins, B.A. '50; Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Hundal; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hicks;
William Ferguson, B.A. '43, M.A. '46;
Mr. and Mrs. John English, B.A.Sc.
'38; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gale, B.A.Sc.
'22, M.A.Sc. '23; and Elizabeth Berlot,
B.A. '40, secretary of the branch.
On January 28, 1959, representatives of the executive played dinner
hosts to Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Roberts,
director of U.B.C. Development Fund,
and Mr. John Haar, Association director, at the Knickerbocker Hotel. Accompanying President McGauley were
Mr. and Mrs. Les McLennan, Maxine
McSweyn and Mr. Cyril Moss, B.A.
'21. Discussions ranged over a wide
field of University development, construction and alumni activities with
possible program projects for the
future year.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Albert Drennan, B.A. '23, representatives of U.B.C. alumni in the Bay area,
San Francisco, recently met with the
Alumni director at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. O. E. Anderson, M.A. '31,
of  San Francisco.   Reorganization  of
the northern branch brought about the
establishment of regional contacts for
Berkeley (Robert H. Farquharson,
M.A. '56, and Mr. and Mrs. Lynne W.
Pickler, B.A. '22), Stanford (Ed Parker, B.A. '54, and Mrs. A. M. Snell,
B.A. '32), Santa Clara (Mrs. Fred
Stephen, B.A. '25), and San Francisco
(Albert Drennan and Dr. Oscar E.
Anderson).
Plans were made for an annual dinner, fall reception for U.B.C. graduate
students in the Bay area universities,
and hosting visiting University dignitaries. Miss Margaret Coope, B.A. '30,
acted as secretary for the branch
meeting.
On January 31 Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Stephen of Santa Clara had open
house for U.B.C. alumni in the south
Peninsula region. Some twenty U.B.C.
grads with spouses enjoyed the reunion and hospitality. Among those
in attendance were Gordon Latta, B.A.
'47, and Mrs. Latta, Alice (Morrow)
Snell, B.A. '32, and son David, of Palo
Alto; Stuart W. Turner, M.S.A. '47,
and Mrs. Turner, David Swackham-
er, B.S.A. '43, and Mabel (Robson)
Swackhamer, B.S.A. '44, of Los Altos;
Dr. Rod English, B.A. '51, and Shirley
(Dean) English, B.H.E. '52, Dr. Lloyd
Bolton, M.A. '24, and Mary (Pitten-
drigh) Bolton, B.A. '24, of San Jose;
Leslie O. Crosby, B.S.A. '51, and
Peggy (McDonald) Crosby, B.S.A. '49,
of Mountain View; Edwin B. Parker,
B.A. '54, of Stanford Village, Stanford; Fred Stephen and Islay (Mc-
Larty) Stephen, B.A. '25, and son
Freddie, of Santa Clara; and John
Haar, B.A. '50.
Seattle   Friends' Aid
U.B.C.'s Drive for Funds
Prior to 1954 the activities of
U.B.C. alumni in the Seattle area
could be classed as sporadic, depending on the initiative of some
interested person. January, 1954,
however, marked the formal rejuvenation of the branch when a
dinner meeting, attended by some
30 alumni, acclaimed Dr. Fred
Laird as leader, and formulated
basic plans for the coming year.
At the 1954 fall dinner Bob Boroughs was formally elected president, a post he ably held for three
years. At that same meeting,
Nora Giesey was elected secretary,
to which position she has been reelected   each   year—unopposed.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
While this growing period was
passing, some members, notably
Stan Arkley, thought the group
should attempt something useful
for the University, and so proposed the establishment of a scholarship fund by the Seattle branch to
send a Seattle student, preferably
the son or daughter of an alumnus,
to U.B.C. The first contribution
to this scholarship fund was made
to President MacKenzie in 1955
and has been added to each subsequent year until 1958, when efforts
were directed to the U.B.C. Development Fund.
The activities of the Seattle
branch culminated in 1957 when it
was proposed that an organization
should be formed to act as an
American clearing house for the
collection of funds for U.B.C.
After discussions the "Friends
of the University Incorporated"
was   formed.      Stan   Arkley   was
named president and a seven-man
board of trustees elected. "The
Friends" were really in business
when American tax authorities
granted tax exemption.
WORK IN INFANCY
By the end of 1958 the "Friends"
had cleared roughly $12,000 in cash
plus an added $11,000 in pledges
from approximately 140 alumni in
all corners of the United States.
It is felt that only the surface has
been scratched, that the work of
the "Friends" is still in its infancy,
and that the future could and
should bring to the University
much in the way of additional support.
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STAN ARKLEY
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE COLLEGE    and    INDUSTRY
From the colleges and universities of Canada come the men,
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
Co.  Limited, Crane  Steelware,  Limited,  AllianceWare,  Ltd.,  Warden King Limited.
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PRESIDENT    N.    A.    M.    MACKENZIE    (r
Canadian   delegation   to   the   tenth   annual
ference   at   the   organization's   new   headqu
ight)     led
UNESCO
arters   in
the
con-
Paris
during
new
during
December.   He   is   shown   chatting   with    UNESCO's
Director-General,    Dr.    Vittorino    Veronese,   of    Italy,
a break in the conference.
THE  PRESIDENT  REPORTS
Not Missiles - But
Not Rockets-But
Men
Reason
DEAR  ALUMNI:
For some years past the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation has invited
me to report to the Province on the
problems, hopes and plans for the future of the University. What follows
is my report to the Province for the
year 1958, which was broadcast on
the C.B.C. late in January.
"... Ever since the end of the
Second World War, when returning
veterans sent enrolments at our Universities soaring, responsible leaders
in education have been warning us of
the dangers we run if we fail to give
proper support to institutions of higher learning. Some of them—and they
are not men known as alarmists or
fanatics — have said again and again
that the nations of the west are caught
up in a desperate struggle for survival; and that, in essence, we have
a choice between education or extinction.
FUTURE INTEGRITY
"It is only by providing increasingly
large numbers of wise and well-trained young leaders, endowed with creative imagination and a sense of social
responsibility, that we can hope to
maintain  our position in the world.
"Our future integrity as nations depends not primarily on missiles but
on men, not on rockets but on reason;
and, in a very real sense, the teacher
and the professor bear a responsibility
which is given to no other member of
society: that of developing minds and
hearts which will, in the immediate
future, be called upon to shape the
social and political history of a profoundly troubled world. I think it
fair to say that I am not usually given
to exaggeration or overstatement, and
I realize that we must all be concerned
with the immediate and practical
problems of a work-a-day world; yet
I am absolutely serious in saying that
it is the duty, privilege, and responsibility of the educator to plan the
future course of history through the
quality and the calibre of the education offered our young people. And
this race we are running may well be
lost, unless we take immediate and
drastic steps to deal with the situation
in which we find ourselves. . . .
DECIDE  NOW
"Canadians everywhere must decide
— and decide now — what education
they really want for their children,
and the limits to which they will
reasonably go to make such education
available. We must, each of us, engage in a process of self-examination
and self-criticism, and that task will
be no easier than it usually is in moments of stress and uncertainty. It
calls for courage and resolution. Perhaps we, as a nation, have lost some
of those muscular qualities which
have been traditionally associated with
the Canadian people; for at the present moment we enjoy a level of material life which has never been
equalled before in history: our world
is Utopian by comparison with other
less fortunate areas of the world. But
in the manner of greedy children we
have accepted the heritage turned over
to us, and like prodigals we are spending that heritage on the things which
bring immediate pleasure and satisfaction.  .  . .
NOT BUSINESS CONCERN
"The University is not a business
concern. It has no sources of income
other than those provided by the provincial and federal governments, by
gifts from industry, by grants and bequests from foundations and private
citizens, and by fees from students.
The only source of income over which
we have any real control comes from
fees; for the rest, we depend solely on
what citizens and governments think
it is reasonable to give to education,
always bearing in mind the other important demands upon national, provincial and personal incomes. If the
demands upon University facilities
continue to grow year by year, as they
do; if the student body continues to increase at the rate of a thousand each
year, as it does; if costs go on rising
because of inflation, as they have;
then the University must have assurance  that adequate,  regular, and  in-
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Continued
Expansion
The Canada Life continued its program of
expansion during the past year, making 1958
the most successful in the Company's long
history.
The record amount of protection placed
on policyholders in 1958 reflects the vitality
which exists throughout the Canada Life's
organization in Canada, the United States
and the British Isles.
The Canada Life looks forward to ever-
increasing progress in the years to come.
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creasing funds will be granted. Without such assurance, the University of
British Columbia cannot continue to
function as it has done in the past, or
at the level of excellence we would
like.
INCREASED   COSTS
"These increased costs, that are inevitable, are necessary to maintain
the University at its present levels of
operation, and to provide the services
we now give. They make no provision
for the expansion of our graduate
school, for the research that we do, for
the establishment of a school of dentistry, or for additional course offerings in such widely separated subjects
as music and the fine arts, physiotherapy, and a school for librarians.
"Sometimes it is suggested that we
might solve some of our financial
problems by limiting our enrolment,
and this despite the fact that, as compared with the United States and Russia, only about one-third the number
of young Canadians come on to the
universities as in those  countries.
DEPENDABLE   CITIZENS
"Moreover, I am uneasy about the
prospects of limiting enrolment in our
universities to those who are especially competent in answering examination questions, for I know that many
of the citizens on whom we rely most
do not have this particular gift or aptitude. I am also convinced that for
our society and in our world we will
need all of those who are competent
and who have the determination and
the desire to profit by what higher
education has to  offer.
"So, while I am and will be happy to
'bonus the brilliant' and to encourage,
by way of scholarships, prizes and
bursaries, those with first-class standing and high I.Q.s, I feel it most desirable and proper to provide encouragement and assistance as well
for what I might call typical Canadian
students: the young men and women
from the country or the small town, or
from families with modest or low incomes who, anxious to get an education, are willing to make great sacrifices, to work during the summer
months at anything available, to earn
the money for their fees, their room
and board, and to work too during the
winter at part-time jobs, while their
more financially fortunate companions
are perhaps giving all their time and
attention to studies or to a more
leisurely and enjoyable pattern of life.
TYPICAL STUDENTS
"These that I describe as typical
Canadian students, in the historic
sense, are among those who will become our best citizens and who, in
after life, go on to carry out many of
the burdens of community and public
life. And, for me at least, it would
be stupid and foolish to put unnecessary obstacles in their way. . . ."
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
lO David Brock
Finds the World
Mildly Amusing
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
By DAVID BROCK
DEFICIENCY   DISEASE   LOOMS
The world shortage of topics for
theses, at both
the post-graduate and undergraduate level, is
said to be causing
a new form of
mental disease
(or, to be more
precise, minus-
health). This disease afflicts the
topic - starved
students and their professors alike. It
is extremely contagious. Among its
symptoms are a profound anxiety and
restlessness. The patient roams fretfully, turning over any piles of pamphlets which lie in his path, and picking at their coverlets. Alluding to
the galloping consumption of the few
remaining topics, the disease has been
named Phthesis.
NEW FREEDOM SEEN
Dr. Alexis Ganglion, popular professor of Mind-planning in the Department of Anthropology at the
Yoicks Institute of Social Technology
(Frog City, Vermont), has declared
that we are on the threshold of a
greater freedom than men have ever
known since the human race invented
itself 75,398 years ago next spring.
(April 1 is the date generally celebrated.)
Dr. Ganglion, well-known as a television personality and freelance pundit, recently wrote in an article in
Glimpse magazine: "We will soon be
able to mould human minds into any
desired shape. Just think of it! This
means that every human being will
be free to make himself into whatever a committee of experts decides
he will find blandest and least aggressive. It is, if you will pardon the
Value Judgment, complete rubbish to
say that this will be accomplished
against his will. The very first
thing we are going to rid him of will
be his tendency to harbor such negative feelings about his own best interests."
Long noted for the interesting series
of his own marriages, Dr. Ganglion
was once head of the Happy Marriage
Preparatory School at the University
of Catalina Island. He is also part
author of, and owns a controlling interest in, the National Anthem of the
Men of To-morrow, with its familiar
lines:
"Keep   thee   euphorious,
Happy and glorious,
Never censorious.
God shave the sting."
BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
Television plays are the best way
of   learning   history,   declared   Dean
Bulroyd K. Wrandom, of Mount Baldy
College. "In order to put history
across," he declared, "you need drama,
condensation and selection, and freedom from bias acquired through too
much reading. I find that the scriptwriters and producers who create historical dramas have very open minds
indeed. Their minds, instead of being closed and loaded like some moving-van, are more like convertibles. It
is very refreshing. Their confidence,
too, is very infectious."
SAVANT RAPS CRITICS
Professor Tancred Blique lashed out
early to-day (9:01 a.m.) at critics who
have unfairly mocked him as an intellectual. "To begin with," screamed Dr. Blique in a sincere falsetto,
"enemies of the intellect proclaim
themselves enemies of intelligence,
which is childish." Here the Doctor
went into a sulk, and for a few moments nothing was heard but the furious sucking of his thumb. Then he
spoke again. "And for another thing,"
he said, with a shrill note of triumph
which added a delightfully human
touch, "for another thing, we professors can be just as emotional as other
performers. Did you ever attend a
faculty meeting? Far from being
rational to an inhuman degree, many
such a meeting ends with not a dry
eye in the  house."
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE By JAMES A. GIBSON
"... I once heard it said of H. G. Wells, that when he
first began to write ... he was encouraged ... to deal
with ordinary, everyday things, because that was what
people were interested in. I cannot and do not pretend
that universities are ordinary—though perhaps they ought
not to be extraordinary—but they have become increasingly everyday. The everydayness, if you will, will condition the shape of most of our existing universities and
of many of the entirely new universities which I would
expect to see in Canada within our lifetime. It is of these
problems that I would like to speak today.
Some Basic, Though  Obvious, Assumptions
"You will perhaps consent to some basic assumptions,
even though they may appear to be obvious  enough.
"(1) The students who will come to our universities
over the next ten years already exist. They were born
between 1940 and 1950; and from 1963 onward we will
have a very high level of enrolment.
"(2) More people than ever before are progressing from
elementary to secondary school courses, and an increasing
James A. Gibson, B.A. '31, B.A. (Oxon), B. Lift. (Oxon), D. Phil.
(Oxon), M.A. (Oxon), is a graduate of Victoria College and is
now dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Carleton University,
Ottawa. The address which we reproduce here in abbreviated form
was given at a faculty gathering during Homecoming at Victoria
College  in October,  1958.
THE  SHAPE  C
number are proceeding from secondary school to university . . .
"(3) The percentage of students entering university
from large urban (or metropolitan) areas is increasing
faster than the national average . . .
"(4) The universities may expect to reach the 'plateau'
represented by the highest post-war birthrate in 1963.
The plateau may be of indefinite (i.e., at least 20 years)
duration, because not until 1957 was there any slackening
in the crude rate of natural increase sufficient to offset
a generally rising curve of enrolment. Unless there should
be a severe curtailment to general business activity there
is unlikely to be any diminishing of the materials of
university populations; and even in economic adversity
university enrolment has dipped far less than the index
of business activity . . .
"(5) The sense of opportunity, with or without the
sugar-coating of utilitarian enthusiasm for higher pay
cheques, is a cumulative influence on the side of higher
enrolment.
"Taking these five assumptions, let me ask five questions: (1) Can the present universities cope with this
influx? (2) Ought they to have to cope with it? (3)
What will happen to them in the process? (4) Are there
any auxiliary resources to help them? (5) What is the
case for entirely new universities?
"The present universities could no doubt cope with the
plateau-dwellers, though one hopes they would not do
so at the level of academic cliff-hangers. The chief difficulty is that the excess population would be unevenly
distributed . . .
"But even supposing an increase which can be foreseen
and forecast with some accuracy, the demands upon physical plant and even more upon human resources will be
enormous. It will not be a sufficient answer to have to
rely upon improvisation . . . The wear and tear on facilities which now exist, not counting wholly new buildings
under construction or at the planning stage, is cumulatively also enormous. The costs of 'doing business' have
increased and still are increasing faster than the possibilities of raising new revenue through university
sources alone.
Present Universities Could Cope with Influx
"My conclusion on this first question therefore is that
the present universities could cope with the influx. But
they could cope with it only on a minimum, savagely
utilitarian basis; and it would be many years before they
could turn to other than the sheer physical problems of
accommodation and maintenance. I do not recommend
such a course.
"What ought the existing universities to do?
"They could, in theory, clamp a ceiling upon what they
regard as optimum enrolment. They could refuse to
accept more than a certain number of students in any
one year.
"By implication, they could set their own standards for
entrance and for continuance in course (which is what
many older universities do now). Ideally, it would be
excellent to have a university of manageable size; and
to the extent that deliberate selection entered in, the
undergraduate body might be of superior capacities and
application. This might in turn lead to deliberate, unhurried, scholarly work; a more generous emphasis upon
the teaching function; and help to avoid the frustrations
of too-large classes, cramped quarters, and facilities
thought to be obsolescent.
"But, on the other side, I cannot help feeling that as
our universities in Canada are constituted at the moment,
such developments might be followed by an unhappy
shift to a sort of no-man's-land of academic opportunism.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
12 UNIVERSITIES   TO   COME
There might be even more "shopping about" for courses.
There would be a loud outcry about a supposed denial of
opportunity, even though the loudest sounds might come
from people who would have difficulty in describing the
role and purpose of their nearest (if any) university.
There must arise in an acute form the question whether
institutions which receive direct government grants have
a right to restrict enrolment. There might be clamour
rather than enquiry, and prejudiced emotion instead of
reasonableness.
"It may therefore be useful to ask whether the universities have any auxiliary resources upon which they
can draw, not as defences against an 'outside' community,
but as wells of strength from which better universities
are to be drawn.
"One such resource would follow from a revaluation
of the university process. The revaluation might be based
upon and flow from three  identifiable streams.
Outstanding Students in First Stream
"The first stream encompasses the students of outstanding abilities. These are the people who would hold
their own in any university community, distinguished by
native curiosity, very superior abilities, demonstrated
powers of application, and a general intellectual liveliness
which invokes and sustains distinguished teaching. This
group contains the students in whom the teachers are
not afraid to acknowledge superior qualities . . . From
this group must be recruited most of the instructors
which augmented enrolment in our existing or in new
universities will require; and the urgency for instructors
of this calibre cannot be denied . . .
"The second stream will be much broader, and its
current, flowing a shade more placidly, may reflect many
more  lights  and   shadows.
"This stream will carry along perhaps three-quarters
of the whole student body. These are the people of lively
instincts, good abilities, and moderate (though not complete) application. Basically they are fair-minded, and
usually good-humoured; they may occasionally be combative, but rarely are they slow-footed academically. The
best of them improve as they proceed. Their ranks include
a number of 'late-blossoming' types: the people who endure
the obligatory subjects of the first two years the better
to reach out into other (and perhaps more exotic) disciplines as areas of major study.
"I once heard the students of this broad second stream
described as 'decent types.' If we use this phrase I hope
we use it in the sense that there are resources to be mined
out, refined, even polished; and that we also mean that
the process of mining and refining will be worth the effort.
For when this stream meets the great river of the world's
business, it will have to provide the human materials for
business and industry, for many of the professions, for
much managerial skill, for some inventive enterprise, and
for broad ranges of teaching at the secondary and
elementary levels . . .
"The third stream in my riparian geography is dotted
with academic question marks. It winds a tortuous course
among and around the students whose lots are cast in
stonier places. They may have no intellectual curiosity
(that is to say, it may never have been aroused); they are
almost without exception unaccustomed to rub shoulders
with ideas; they may read indifferently and even spell
abominably; and the poetry of motion and imagery of
language are substantially lost upon them. They move
from day to day in a kind of dumb show: evidently the
conforming products of a system which puts a premium
upon social conformity.   It takes an enormous effort to
get   under   their   intellectual   skins,   partly   because   they
more than half distrust  themselves  .  .  .
How to Deal with Various Streams
"Under pressure of numbers, how should the universities
deal with these three streams ?
"The first group, which may never exceed one-eighth
of the academic population, should be worked up to
capacity. Its students should do not only better work,
but more of it. They should be asked to meet exacting
standards of expression, analysis, and general comprehension. They should appear as agreeable people to have
around, and they should be taken for what they are worth.
"This means that they should receive generous assistance by way of scholarships; and if they justify the
earliest estimates of excellence, they should be assisted
throughout their undergraduate  careers  .  .  .
"Assistance on this scale will appear to be costly, but
I know of no other way in which the intellectual requirements of our universities can be sustained.
"The second happy group—those I called the decent
types—should be encouraged, though not necessarily at
the public expense. Demonstrated financial need might
be met by bursaries (though not by scholarships) and by
loans with easy repayment terms. Deferred payment financing of many kinds of consumer goods is a commonplace,
but we appear to have come round only reluctantly to
what I have heard called a 'study now, pay later' plan.
I see nothing unreasonable in the proposal at all; from
the students' point of view it might be the means of
removing much financial uncertainty and even worry; from
the administration end it would encourage better use of
scholarship funds which invariably are limited; and it
would permit more stable arrangements in the costly and
involved financial conduct of many universities.
"I am assuming that all tuition fees may have to be
increased sharply, because the costs of doing business
(as I suggested earlier) have increased more rapidly.
Tuition fees have climbed more slowly (for what it is
worth) than the consumer price index or the general index
of business activity.
Tough Treatment for Third Stream
"The third stream, I feel, ought to have tougher treatment. Its hopefuls ought to be told plainly that they can
come on the university's terms, but not on their own.
If they enter, they must demonstrate effective progress,
or make room for students who can . . .
"You will be interested to consider the case for entirely
new universities (that is, degree-granting institutions with
a liberal-arts outreach, not necessarily arrayed with professional facilities). No university can be created overnight, since the human materials alone can be assembled
only with patience and a considerable expenditure; and
some 'specialist' departments (of which physics may serve
as an example) may cost as much in equipment alone as
would provide four or five additional professors in the
humanities and social sciences.
"Our own experience suggests that three primary conditions will have to be satisfied:
"(1) A new university must satisfy a sense of need in
the provision of opportunity not presently existing; (2)
a new university must respond to the amenities of the
local community in which it is to function; and it is
unlikely that a community of less than 50,000 population
will supply such amenities; (3) a new university will
need from the start to have a working philosophy of
conduct and excellence for which it need never apologize
13 U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE 'Alpha-Alpha
The   First   of   the   Best
ALFALFA RHIZOMA
By V. C. Brink
The winning of a world famous agricultural trophy with
seed of "Rhizoma" alfalfa at the Royal Winter Fair in
November by Stanley Weston, B.S.A. '39, of Golden Hope
Farms, Fort St. John, brings into prominence an experiment in heredity of far-reaching impact and of which the
University of B. C. may be justly proud.
The story of the experiment is a lengthy one, beginning
perhaps "long, long ago," as all good stories should, with
the Medes and the Persians; but much of it is told on the
campus of our University. The threads of the story's warp
are biological, but some of the woof are the lives of makers
of the University.
The U.B.C. men, Drs. Klinck, Boving and Moe, their
associates and students starting the plant breeding project
"Rhizoma" decades ago could scarcely have foreseen the
size of the tapestry they were to create in the alfalfa
world with a tiny bit of germplasm from Russia.
Enthusiastic growers once believed the name "alfalfa"
was a contraction of "alpha-alpha" and interpreted it to
mean "the first among the best" of forages. As the first
alfalfa variety of its kind, Rhizoma should enjoy the
distinction of "alpha-alpha." Careful scholars, however,
tell us that "alfalfa" is Arabic and is derived, in turn,
from the Iranian aspasti. The plant was named medic
by the Greeks, indicating its Median origin. It became
medica in Latin writings and Medicago in modern botanical taxonomy.
Known to Greeks about 490 B.C.
Pliny and Strabo, both early Roman writers, record its
introduction into Greece about 490 B.C. by the invading
Medes and Persians who used it for the sustenance of
their carefully nurtured chariot horses. Later it was
carried to central Europe where it became known as
lucerne, and to Italy and Spain. From the Iberian land,
it was taken by the conquistadores to South and Central
America where, it is said, Cortez and Pizarro left it in
lieu of gold. In temperate North America, its culture
spread mainly in the southwest, but only slowly because
the original Spanish and French introductions were not
cold hardy.
Despite this failing, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, who, among other things, were notable agriculturists, developed a remarkable interest in the crop. Notwithstanding, it was during the latter half of the nineteenth century when moderately hardy alfalfas from
Baden, Germany, were introduced to Ontario and Minnesota when the great expansion in alfalfa acreage in
North  America  began.    It   is   an   interesting  aside  that
Vernon C. (Bert) Brink, B.S.A. '34, M.S.A. '36, Ph.D. (Wis.), is professor of agronomy and chairman of the division of plant science
in the Faculty of Agriculture, UB.C. He has been intimately associated
with the research which led to the development of alfalfa Rhizoma.
IF THE AMERICAN national debt
of 283 billion dollars was converted
into pennies it would about equal
the number of alfalfa plants growing in that country.
Spanish type alfalfas reached their most northerly culture
at Lytton, B.C., during the Cariboo Gold Rush which
started in 1858. The legendary "Century Sam," it is said,
brought the seed from California.
The lack of winter hardy strains, as has been indicated,
was a considerable obstacle to the extension of alfalfa
culture in temperate America and this was acutely felt
as arable agriculture moved over the great plains. Professor Budd of Minnesota, Dr. Carleton of the United
States department of agriculture, and others had already
introduced valuable hardy horticultural crops and cereals
to the United States after travels abroad. It was not
surprising, then, that a progressive Secretary of Agriculture for the United States, the Hon. James Wilson, should
approve of additional searches for hardy field crops.
Plant Explorations to Eurasia
Four times then, in the years from 1894 to 1909, Professor Niels E. Hansen, agricultural explorer for the U. S.
Bureau of Plant Industry and professor of horticulture
in the South Dakota State College of Agriculture, led
plant explorations to Eurasia—through European Russia,
Finland, Norway, Siberia, Mongolia, and Turkestan. Included in Dr. Hansen's collection of astonishing diversity
was an interesting array of cultivated and feral alfalfas.
He described these in a bulletin, published in 1909, entitled
"The wild alfalfas and clovers of Siberia with a perspective view of the alfalfas of the world." A little later
in a message to the new settlers of Western Canada he
said: "In our Siberian alfalfas, we will extend the alfalfa
belt to the Arctic Circle of the continent. That is my
personal belief."
Quick to appreciate the value of Hansen's acquisitions
and already imbued with an indigenous interest in alfalfa
was Dr. L. S. Klinck, professor of cereal husbandry at
Macdonald College and McGill University, P.Q. He had
seen the crop growing on limited acreages in Ontario as
a student at the Ontario Agricultural College and later
when he visited and studied at the state colleges of the
Middle Western States. Impressed with the potentialities
of alfalfa, he had started a breeding and testing program
at Macdonald in 1906.
Professor Hansen, ca. 1911, sent him seed of at least
five of his collections of the feral "Siberian" alfalfas from
which one hundred plants were obtained. Of these, Dr.
Klinck has said, "A more conglomerate looking collection
of plants of a single species I have never seen. At one
extreme there were tall rangy plants and at the other
extreme was a single small plant, the foliage of which
was dense and as soft as velvet.
"Three years later," he says, "when we took this single
plant, named 'Don,' from its ninety-nine fellows, we were
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
14 PROFESSOR Paul A. Boving, a graduate of Malmo, Sweden, took over
alfalfa research ofter World War I
and obtained hybrids despite difficulties.
MEN OF RHIZOMA gathered at a Faculty Club
banquet recently to honour Stan Weston (third
from left), who holds trophy won at the recent
Royal Winter Fair in Toronto using seed of
"Rhizoma" alfalfa. Others who helped develop
the alfalfa are  (left to right)  Dr.  D. G.  Laird,
professor emeritus of soil science; Dr. V. C.
Brink, chairman of the plant science division;
Mr. Weston; Dr. L. S. Klinck, president emeritus
of U.B.C; Dr. G. G. Moe, professor emeritus of
agronomy, and Dr. F. M. Clement, dean emeritus of agriculture.
amazed to find that it was a yard in diameter." In a
plant then which, per se, could have no economic importance, Dr. Klinck, alone of all the alfalfa breeders on the
continent to whom the stock was available, saw merits
which might be useful if associated with those of standard
varieties — merits of hardiness, a spreading root and
rhizome system, and fine succulent stems.
Occupied as he was, when he came to B. C. in 1914, with
starting a Faculty of Agriculture, clearing land, and assisting Dr. Wesbrook with the administration of the
youthful University of B.C., Dr. Klinck could give little
thought to the two roofings of Hansen's "Don" alfalfa he
had brought with him from Macdonald College. Nonetheless he passed his views on the value of the stocks to
Professor P. A. Boving, a cultured graduate of the University of Malmo, Sweden, who came to instruct in agronomy
at U.B.C. in 1916. Within a few years, Professor Boving
was able to obtain hybrids between the little Don and
commercial alfalfa of the Grimm type. This was no small
feat in those days before embryo culture and end-season
pollinations, for the Hansen material was almost sterile.
Formulated Variety Rhizoma
Professor G. G. Moe, a former student of Dr. Klinck's
at Macdonald College, assumed responsibility for the
studies in 1922. To him belongs the credit for formulating
the variety Rhizoma, making its qualities widely known
and husbanding its stocks through years of adversity.
Segregates from Boving's hybrids displayed an almost
unbelievable variety. Studying and discarding and selecting them over many generations with the exacting standards in mind was exceedingly difficult.
Only a few people were sensible of Dr. Moe's responsibilities as a plant breeder and of the time required to
winnow the inferior genes—among these people were
Dt. D. G. Laird, his colleague who later became the first
chairman of the department of soil science, Dean F. M.
Clement, and of course President Klinck and Professor
Boving.
Interest flags in long-term projects, and university
budgets were reduced to bare subsistence levels in the
years of the great depression. Several times the plantings
were about to perish for lack of care and, on one occasion,
their land was about to be taken by a commercial dairy
venture.
Aid came happily, though fortuitously, when most
needed. One season the Hon. K. C. Macdonald arranged
a grant of $500 through the B. C. department of agriculture. On another occasion, Dr. L. E. Kirk, dominion
agrostologist, paid the labour bills for plot care. Mr.
Alec Mercer of the Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association,   Dr.   Lawrence   Guichon,   D.Sc,   Nicola,   B.C.,   Mr.
Paige  of  Matsqui,  Col.  Harry  Logan,  and many  others
gave encouragement.
During the 1940s, as the variety Rhizoma was being
increased for public use, the Ford Foundation and Mrs.
Hay, friend of Senator and Mrs. J. W. de B. Farris,
financed certain aspects of the development and the Board
of Governors made a contingent loan. In 1948 Dr. Moe
licensed the variety Rhizoma—the first "creeping" variety
of alfalfa of commercial worth.
Grown Today on 50 Million Acres
Today alfalfa is a world crop grown possibly on 50,-
000,000 acres and nearly everywhere Rhizoma, its germ-
plasm, and the concepts behind its moulding are being
used in breeding programs. The variety itself, of course,
is only regionally adapted but, in Colombia on the Rockefeller farms, its high protein content and low boron
requirement assume  special  interest.
In New Zealand its ability to stand up under heavy
grazing gives it a place in the major breeding program
there. Part of the Rhizoma gene complement is present
in the major variety "Vernal" of the North Central States,
the greatest concentration of alfalfa acreage in the world;
in the leading variety "Narragansett" of the Northeastern
States; in the new Canadian variety "Rambler"; and in
many strains in Britain, Scandinavia, Australia, and South
America.
To make a concluding point, may we draw a human
analogy. An aspirin tablet usually occupies a little less
than .5 ml.; we say it is "small." We say, on the other
hand, that the human population of the world at some
2,800,000,000 souls is "large." Yet it is a genetical fact
that the totality of the genes or heredity stuff with which
these people started life would occupy a volume scarcely
greater than that of two aspirin tablets.
Additionally, the world is greatly concerned over the
rapid multiplication of heredity stuff in Egypt, India, and
Japan; the situation, some say, is "explosive." That
heredity stuff has remarkable properties is no news to
plant breeders who are accustomed to loosing chain reactions in the plant world. Rhizoma genes are present
in about one-quarter of the alfalfa plants of the U.S.A.
alone.
Important Chain Reaction Started
You may gain some understanding of the magnitude
of this if you take the federal debt of the United States,
some 283 billion dollars, and convert it into pennies. The
number obtained would about equal the alfalfa plants of
that country. Cannot it be said that an important chain
reaction was started with a little bit of germplasm from
Russia, picked up by Hansen, and moulded by U.B.C. men,
Klinck, Boving, and Moe, as Rhizoma alfalfa.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE By   JOHN F. WALKER
Henry C. Gunning was born in 1901 in Belfast, Ireland.
The Irish reputedly are kindly, generous people with quick
tempers who love a fight. Perhaps it was because Gunning
was brought to British Columbia by his parents in early
childhood that he is a contradiction of a reputed contradiction. He is kindly, generous, but even-tempered and,
though he loved the rough and tumble of rugby, he played
a clean and sportsmanlike game.
Gunning played on the second, or intermediate, rugby
team in his first year engineering at U.B.C, and in his
second year was considered one of the stalwarts of the
team. In his third and final years he played on the line
of the senior team. It was during his third year that
U.B.C.  first  entered a  team  in  competition  for  the  Mc-
John F. Walker, B.A.Sc. '22, Ph.D. (Princeton), recently retired as
deputy minister of mines for B. C. He is a lifelong friend of Henry
Gunning and worked with him for many years with the Geological
Survey of Canada.
GRADUATE PROFILE
Henry  C
Gunning
JUST   PRIOR   to    Dean   Gunning's   departure   for
Africa, where he will work as a consulting geologist,
V. J. Okulitch, head of the department of geology,
took the informal  portrait at left.
Kechnie Cup.   In the second game, played in Victoria, he
played a  spectacular game.
Gunning has played the game of life as he played rugby
—hard, clean, and successfully.
He graduated in the second graduating class of geological engineers at U.B.C. in 1923 and went to M.I.T. for
his doctorate. His thesis for his doctorate, a study of
the mineral deposits of the Lardeau area of B. C, was
based on field work done in 1926 and 1927.
Joined Canadian Geological Survey
In 1928 Gunning, after a year as instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed his thesis,
obtained his Ph.D., married Frances Fitts, whom he met
in Boston, and joined the Geological Survey of Canada
as an assistant geologist. Two years later he was promoted to associate geologist and in 1936 to geologist.
Gunning worked in B. C. for the Geological Survey from
1926 to 1932, in the Lardeau, Big Bend of the Columbia,
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
16 GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION is Henry Gunning's first love. This photograph by V. J.
Okulitch was taken in the summer of 1946
whsn the two geologists were carrying out
mining exploration in the hills near Ymir,
south of Nelson, B. C.
los River area on Vancouver Island. He then worked on
the east coast of Hudson's Bay in 1933 and in Quebec in
and Nimpkish, Buttle and Nahwitti Lake areas and Zebal-
the Bousquet-Joannes, Cadillac and Clericq areas from
1934 to 1939.
On July 1st, 1939, Gunning was appointed professor of
economic geology at U.B.C. Ten years later he was
appointed R. W. Brock professor and succeeded Professor
M. Y. Williams as head of the department of geology and
geography. In 1953 he succeeded Professor H. J. McLeod
as dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, retaining the
headship of the department of geology and geography.
In this dual position he occupied the same positions as
his teacher, the late Dean R. W. Brock.
As a professor at U.B.C. he continued his professional
work during the summer months as a consulting geologist.
As dean his time was devoted almost entirely to university
work and it was a longing to get back to geological work,
other than teaching, that led him to accept an offer to
go to Africa.
Outside the University he has been active in church
affairs, on the executive of the Canadian Club; president
of the Association of Professional Engineers of British
Columbia; chairman, B.C. section of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; vice-president of that
Institute; president of the Geological Association of Canada; president of Section IV, Royal Society of Canada;
vice-president of the Society of Economic Geologists-
member of the National Advisory Committee on Research
in the Geological Sciences; of the National Committee on
the removal of Ripple Rock; and a good many other
national or international committees. He has a long
list of scientific, technical  and  professional  publications.
Editorial Summarizes Influence
The Gunnings have two children—son Don, who is
married and doing graduate work in metallurgy at Sheffield,  England, and daughter  Pat at U.B.C.
Dean Gunning's fine work at U.B.C. has been summarized so well in an editorial of the Professional Engineer
that it bears quoting here.
17
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE From the Student Annual, 1923
Harry is a promising young geologist and one of the
best all-round sports we have. Besides starring on the
first rugby squad he is a whizz at soccer and boxing and
can also step a mean mile. It is rumored that the secret
of his pep lies in those cross-country hikes "in the wee
sma' hours" from somewhere in the West End to the
jungles of South Vancouver. Possessed of much good
sense and a determined character, Harry is sure to make
a place for himself.
"It is with regret that members of the Association will
learn that Dr. H. C. Gunning P.Eng., Dean of Applied
Science at the University of British Columbia for the
past five and a half years, will be relinquishing that post
early in the New Year to take up an appointment as Chief
Geologist with Anglo-American  Corporation.
"Not only will the University suffer from the loss of
Dr. Gunning, but the profession also. He has been
responsible in the years when he has been Dean, for
the forging of a stronger link between the Association
and the University, not only during the years when he
was on the Council but since that time as well.
"Dr. Gunning knows well the problems of the Association, having served on the Council for three years before
being elected vice-president in 1954 and president in 1955.
Previous to serving on Council he was on the Board of
Examiners for Geological Engineering. He has also served
on the Ethics Committee of the Association from 1952
to the present time.
"Dr. Gunning's influence for good in the profession
extended, however, far beyond his offices in the Association. The results of his influence, in the persons of
graduates from the University, will be seen for many
years. Shakespeare said: 'The good of men is oft interred
with their bones.' Dr. Gunning exemplifies an instance
where the bard was wrong, in that the good which he,
as Dean, has wrought, will live long after his term of
office.
"As Dean, he has not been a stern taskmaster, but
has been a fatherly advisor to his students. On the other
hand, when sternness was required, he provided it. He
was popular with the students because he commanded
their respect, which he earned by being firm, friendly
and fair.
"On behalf of the members of the Association, we wish
Dr. Gunning well in his new position. These wishes are
actually superfluous, because we know that he will do
well in any job he tackles. Nevertheless, it is the only
way that we can show our appreciation for the work
which he has done over the years.
"We hate to see you go, Dr. Gunning "
Henry Gunning is truly a contradiction of the reputedly
quick-tempered Irish, for in the nearly forty years I have
known him I cannot remember an occasion when he lost
his temper. There were times on field work when he had
cause to do so, when sweating up a hill in the Lardeau
with deer-flies and horse-flies making passes at one's
sweat-blinded eyes, and mosquitoes that paid no attention
to tobacco smoke or smudges or the fly-dope of those
days. The only time I have known him to be beaten was
when the mosquitoes stampeded his pack-horses at the
mouth of Hammil Creek at the north end of Kootenay
Lake. It was just impossible for humans or horses to
work in  that particular  spot at that time.
The Lardeau was famous grizzly country but we had
not seen any, though there were lots of trails and tracks
and even warm ground where bears had been lying, until
Gunning and an assistant and a Swede back-packer, hired
for the occasion, climbed Sproat Mountain above Arrowhead. The Swede had never seen a grizzly bear and wanted
to see some.   He did.
Above timber-line the party came upon a fair-sized
grizzly which promptly ran away when disturbed by
shouting. The party, led by Gunning, were going in the
same direction with heads down, as back-packers do, when
Henry looked ahead to see a large grizzly charging. The
fair-sized bear had gone straight to Momma and she was
investigating. The party had no weapons except a short-
handled (boy's) axe. Guns of any kind were so much
unnecessary weight and were left in base camps.
Gunning told me afterwards that he pointed the handle
of his geological pick at the bear and said "bang, bang,"
but the bear, which probably had never seen or heard a
real gun, paid no attention; so Henry calmly dropped
his pack, as did the others, and they ran for a rock-bluff
which they climbed just in time.
The bear shortly went away and the party continued its
work. The Swede left the party, his work being finished,
and returned to base camp. He had seen eleven grizzlies,
enough for him. We hope that the ex-dean will not encounter an African lion as he did a B. C. grizzly. If he
does I am sure he will meet the situation as calmly as
he did over thirty years ago in the Lardeau.
Nothing has been said about Mrs. Gunning. It is
unnecessary, for if it were not for the better-half, even
Henry, with all his charm and ability, would not have
been the success he has been as dean of Applied Science.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
18 G. HOWELL HARRIS REVIEWS
The MacPhee Report
Tree-fruit is one of the most important of B.C.'s agricultural crops.
While only six per cent of the total
area in agricultural crops is planted
to orchard, the value of tree-fruit production is approximately 26 per cent
of all crop production. The capital
investment in the industry is of the
order of $100,000,000 and the annual
contributions by the tree-fruit industry
to the economy of the province is
around $26,000,000 per annum. Orchard land values vary from $700 to
$2500 an acre in the Okanagan, making the property values higher than
those of any other fruit producing
district on the North American continent. The 1957 production of apples
was 6,981,000 boxes.
In the Okanagan and Similkameen
51 per cent of the growers operate IV2
acres or less. In the Kootenays even
smaller units predominate.
CO-OPERATIVE    INDUSTRY
The fruit-growing industry today is
primarily a co-operative industry.
The growers' co-operatives control
the management of goods, grading,
selling through a central desk, and
police the job to prevent consignment
selling, secret rebates and unfair
claims. They have installed techniques
for pooling fruit and prices but have
not been able to set wholesale or retail prices.
From 1941 to 1949 the fruit growers
were prosperous with $1000 a year
higher income than any other farm
group. However, during the period
1951-56 their income was extremely
low by any known Canadian standard.
The combination of low prices together with low yields as a result of a
severe freeze in 1949 and a disastrous
one in 1954-55 spurred the B.C. fruit
growers in their 1956 convention to
request the Provincial government for
a commission to investigate their problems.
On December 1st, 1956, Dean E. D.
MacPhee was appointed sole commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act
to inquire into the problems of the
tree-fruit industry.
Commissioner MacPhee concludes
that 51 per cent of the growers are on
an acreage not large enough for economic operation. He places anything
less than 10 acres as suspect and suggests that not less than 20 acres in
the North Okanagan, 10 acres in the
South Okanagan, and 15-20 acres at
Creston are desirable. The only growers found who had continuously made
a profit were those who had the larger farms with improved plantings of
varieties in market demand, and who
had followed the best horticultural
practices resulting in a high percentage of extra-fancy and fancy fruit.
HIGH   RATES
High irrigation rates and high
transportation charges were found to
be contributing to difficulties in economic production. The dean offers
suggestions concerning the irrigation
problem and feels that if transportation charges are not reduced the growers must look into developing their
own transit system.
He concludes that there should be
consolidation of packing houses in
certain areas to reduce costs, but on
the other hand cold storage facilities
will be inadequate in five years' time.
Fruit processing and facilities will
need expansion.
The natural market for B.C. is now
adequately served from existing tree
plantings and increasing yields from
these plantings will be adequate for
the next decade. No increase in trees
is  recommended.
Dean MacPhee could not accept as
justifiable the higher gross profit
taken by the Calgary and Winnipeg
wholesalers and the excessive retail
profits reported by some Vancouver
and Winnipeg independent retailers.
British Columbia wholesalers were not
found to be robbing anyone and Vancouver chain stores were behaving
better than their counterparts on the
prairies. No specific solution to the
price problem is offered but he thinks
that the answer lies with the retailers
themselves and hopes that they will be
persuaded to do the right thing as a
result of his submitting his report to
the Price Spreads Commission.
It must have required clear evidence to convince the dean, an ardent
advocate of free enterprise, to come
out in full support of central marketing and control. Nevertheless, he
wholeheartedly supports this principle
as the correct one for the tree-fruit
growers to pursue.
AID TO  GROWERS
The commissioner recommends government assistance as necessary for
the bona fide growers if they are to
make a real recovery from the disastrous freeze-up. The Provincial
Government should provide direct
grants and the Federal authorities
should make available long-term loans.
The MacPhee report is a monumental study of the tree-fruit industry.
It makes no attempt to hide the sins
of the retailer yet points as directly
to the growers' own faults and clearly
shows that society, through its government, must be concerned.
E.   D.   MacPHEE
.   monumental   study
G.   HOWELL   HARRIS
.   .  .  reviews  report
G. Howell Harris, B.S.A. '22, M.S. (Oregon
State College), Ph.D. (Calif.), is professor of
horticulture in the division of plant science
in the  Faculty of Agriculture, U.B.C.
T9
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE THEATRE THRIVED at U.B.C. in 1919, and
one of the productions of that year was "The
Importance of Being Earnest." In this photograph, taken from the 1919 Annual, Gordon
Scott is seen with Dorothy Adams Foulger,
B.A. '21, in a scene from the play. Mrs.
Foulger now lives in California.
FAMILIAR FIGURE around the 1919 campus in Fairview was
Bill Tansley, known to students simply as "Tansley". He was
janitor in the library for many years when the University moved
to Point Grey. Tansley was a member of staff from 1917 to
1941.   He died in  1951.
THIS INFORMAL Pl<
1919 was taken on
Martin. Shown are (
who wrote the article
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Madge Gill, former lil
anc
Arts   1919
By MARJORY PECK MARTIN
To be a member of the first class to leave our halls as a
genuinely University of B. C. product is a distinction and
privilege which bears with it not only unique honors, but
obligations, which must not be lightly shirked. If the University is fulfilling a useful and noble function, it is for the
graduates to demonstrate it in unselfish service, in increased
productiveness, and in a virile and honest citizenship."
Foreword—U.B.C. Annual, 1919.
Whether the members of the class of '19 have fulfilled
the terms of this stern admonition, we leave to others to
judge—but we are conscious of the honour that is ours,
and, looking back on the first four years of U.B.C, find
much  of interest.
Who really comprises the class of 1919 ? Was it the
18 men and 32 women who received their degrees or might
we also include the men who left our class to serve in
France? It was before leaving for overseas that Arthur
Lord helped compose the once famous U.B.C. yell, "Kitsilano Capilano." We missed the men who left to serve
in World War I— and we mourned the death of some of
our best. We were glad to welcome back John Allardyce,
Bill Dawe, Ian Gibson, Harry Letson and Gordon Scott
to graduate with us.
In an early publication it is noted that in 1915 most
of the students arrived at U.B.C. on foot, but "a few
arrived in motors, for which vehicles gravelled driveways
and ample parking space had been provided." Fees were
set at $17—$10 registration, $2 Alma Mater fee (raised
to $4 in 1918) and $5 caution money. Since the staff
consisted largely of heads of departments, all students
received excellent instruction.
The early annuals chronicle the achievements of grass
and ice hockey, basketball, rugby and soccer teams, which
played both local and American teams and often won.
Vigorous student Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. branches flourished on the campus. The Alma Mater Society sponsored
lectures by outside speakers and the students themselves
took part in debates and oratorical contests.
The annual debates between U.B.C. and Washington
and Oregon universities were a highlight of the University
season. A Wireless Club and a Chemistry Society were
formed. Students sang in a Glee Club and players were
recruited for a University Orchestra. A committee of
three, Dr. Ashton of the French department, Bill Sutcliffe
and Marjory Peck, president and secretary of the Alma
Mater Society, compiled a student song book of well-
known college songs, which was published for the students.
A Western Universities Service Club was formed and a
Red Cross Society flourished under the leadership of Dr.
Isabel Maclnnes.
The term of 1918-19 was the most eventful of our four
years. Hardly were classes under way when a severe
influenza epidemic broke out. Lectures were cancelled
and classrooms were converted into hospital wards where
volunteer University staff and students helped as nurses
and orderlies. The University suffered a severe loss in the
death of Dr. F. F. Wesbrook, our beloved president. World
War I ended and on November 11 all Vancouver celebrated
and looked forward to a new era.
Finally our four years at Varsity drew to a close. Before
receiving our "sheepskins" each gallant lad of '19 escorted
two girls to a round of festivities—Baccalaureate service,
class picnic, tree planting ceremony, theatre night, and
graduation banquet, where Ian Shaw, on behalf of the
men, toasted the girls with the following lines from the
pen of Gordon Scott:
"Here's to the ladies of Double Nineteen
They will be famous in song and in story
They came to us fresh and verdant and green
Look at them now in splendor and glory."
Have we fulfilled the stern admonition of our annual?
Thirty-three of us live in Canada—29 in British Columbia.
Quite a few have seen sons and daughters graduate from
U.B.C. Several delight in grandchildren. Some are work-
ing in universities, Roy Vollum at Oxford, Conrad Emmons at University of Wisconsin, Harry Dunlop at the
University of Washington and John Allardyce, Mary
Barclay and Pauline Gintzburger Taylor at U.B.C. Bill
Sutcliffe is dean of the College of Business Administration,
Boston University.
Dr. Olive McLean Sadler practises in Vancouver, and
Helen   Wesbrook   Robertson   is   secretary   of  the   Cancer
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
20 of four members of the class of
campus in Fairview by Marjory Peck
J:ft to right) Helen Wesbrook Robertson,
In the Player's Club below; Pauline Gintz-
Imember of U.B.C.'s German department;
'arian for the National Research Council,
the late  Isabel Harvey.
WHITE ROCK was the destination of these
members of the Class of 1919 for the annual
class picnic. Tires on automobiles in those
days were unreliable and the travellers had to
pause   five   times   to    repair   blowouts.     This
picture, token by Mrs. Martin, shows classmates
Don Morrison, Ian Shaw, Margaret Cameron
Seymour and Dorothy Houston Maclaren from
left to right.
Reminisces
Clinic. Donna Kerr, after many years of valued service
in a provincial laboratory, is now the wife of Howard
Green, dominion minister of public works. Alice Gross
MacCorkindale, wife of a former Vancouver superintendent
of schools, and Marjory Peck Martin have served as president of the Vancouver University Women's Club. Madge
Gill retired recently from the position of librarian of the
National Research Council in Ottawa. Gordon Scott is a
Vancouver magistrate, and lawyer Ian Shaw is a past
president of the Vancouver Bar Association. Lawyers,
doctors, businessmen, ministers, teachers, librarians and
housewives—we salute U.B.C.
* * *
The Players' Club flourished at U.B.C. in 1919 just as it
does today. Freddie Wood, who had joined the faculty
shortly before, was already making his presence felt. Helen
Wesbrook Robertson  writes of the drama activities.
By HELEN WESBROOK ROBERTSON
The University Players' Club and the Class of '19 began
their academic careers together in September, 1915. Students from McGill College entering the new University
had already been exposed to amateur dramatics. In May,
1915, a creditable performance of "Antigone" had been
presented and young enthusiasts eagerly sought more
boards to tread. It was inevitable, when Freddie Wood
came to the University in its first semester, that the
Players' Club should open for a long and successful billing.
The first play presented by the Club in March, 1916,
was "Fanny and the Servant Problem," preceded by a
one-act curtain raiser. The production ran for three
nights at the Imperial Theatre and later went to Victoria.
Enthusiasm for dramatic expression soon became so overwhelming that membership in the club had to be limited
to fifty, which represented a fair percentage of the student
body. The first group of Christmas plays was presented
in December, 1916, as a try-out for the spring production.
These one-act performances at Christmas and the more
ambitious production in March became the pattern of
the Club's future activities.
The University Players' Club has achieved distinction
since 1915. For forty-four years many talented people
have   kept   the   show   on   the   road.    The   1919   pioneers
acknowledge these contributions to the Club's prestige.
But for us, the limelight must always spot the original
impresario. It was our privilege to share in forming a
young, vigorous organization; to act and to re-act to the
tremendous impact of the ever-young Freddie  Wood.
Student events were chronicled in the Ubyssey and
Annual. Ian Shaw, business manager and editor of the
Annual, then editor-in-chief of the Publications Board,
recalls 'Pub' activities.
By IAN SHAW
As in so many other phases of university life and
history, the Class of '19 was associated from the very
beginning with the founding and development of student
publications. In addition to the Annual (since called
The Totem,) some brave souls essayed the production of
a monthly magazine of some literary pretensions, the first
issue of which, under the name Anon, appeared in December, 1916. Five members of the Class of Arts '19
were on the staff. With the issue of February, 1917, this
magazine became the Ubicee and so remained until the
end of the spring term in 1918.
Emboldened by the survival of the Ubicee, the Publications Board in October, 1918, brought out the first
University newspaper, named it The Ubyssey, and continued its regular production for 40 years. Without, we
trust, appearing to be boastful our class can, we think,
claim to be the true parents of The Ubyssey, for while
members of the class had been active in every issue of the
monthly, it was our members in their final year who took
the successful plunge into the newspaper field.
So many contributed to the work of the Publications
Board even in the far-off days of 1915 to 1919 that it would
be invidious to attempt to single out any particular individuals for special mention, particularly as none of us
can claim the literary distinction achieved by some subsequent  Ubyssey  workers  in the  newspaper field.
We can and do claim, however, that we were the true
pioneers swimming, if we may slightly mix our metaphor,
in the uncharted and swirling waters of student journalism.
21
U.B.C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Student self-government had flourished during the four
years in which the Class of '19 was at University. In the
spring of 1919 it was severely tested and stood firm.
Gordon Scott writes of the student revolt.
By GORDON SCOTT
An epidemic of spring fever broke out in March, 1919.
Faculty reported to the Students' Council acts of sabotage
towards the C.O.T.C. A hose was turned on the parade
from the roof of a building. A car drove through their
ranks. About the same time a group broke up a lecture
by throwing various substances through a skylight. The
Council heard evidence and suspended those convicted for
several days. The student body revolted and at a mass
meeting passed a vote of censure on the Council. The
Council resigned.
Another mass meeting was held. There was great excitement and a fiery debate. Finally, by an overwhelming
majority, a vote of confidence carried, but Council was
asked and agreed to conduct a public trial. Soon after
Council sat in solemn array on the platform of the auditorium while witnesses and defendants gave evidence.
Nearly all the accused admitted their offences. The
court sentenced the convicted to a fairly substantial fine
with suspensions as an alternative. A collection was immediately taken and the fines paid.
This was the first real test of self-government. Faculty
offered to intervene and enforce any judgment by direct
action, but the Council refused. Self-government was
vindicated. There probably will never be another such
public trial.  This is unfortunate, as it was very exciting.
The Council was made up of President Bill Sutcliffe,
Marjory Peck (Martin), Margaret Cameron (Seymour),
Evelyn McKay, Ian Gibson, Ian Shaw, Don Morrison,
George Gilchrist and Gordon Scott. Arthur Lord chaired
the second mass meeting, Harry Letson was crown prosecutor. The convicts reformed and were thoroughly rehabilitated.
The hearts of the Class of '19 were "young and gay"
and they enjoyed a round of parties. Ian Gibson, a president of the Arts Men's Undergraduate Society, reminisces.
By IAN GIBSON
Looking back to the social life at the University in the
'teens we recall that the comparatively small student body
made it possible to have class functions in the buildings
at 10th Avenue and Laurel  Street.
Ubicee of March, 1917, tells of a Valentine party
held by Arts '19, probably typical of such gatherings in
that era, when the evening started with contests of various
types, mostly intellectual of course, followed by dancing
to 11.30 p.m., then supper and a couple of dances, after
which, and we quote, "the party left the college for home,
where most arrived by 1.45 a.m." There was much speculation at the time as to the identity of the authority for
that final statement.
The great event of the year was the Alma Mater Dance,
usually held in Lester Court on Davie Street near Burrard,
with Weaver's orchestra practically essential to a successful affair. Everyone appeared in his "party best" and the
really socially-conscious gentlemen equipped themselves
with white gloves lest they sully the beauty of the ladies'
gowns. Another feature, no longer prevalent, was the
dance-program with the dances listed and a space for
names of partners.
Transportation. Automobiles were practically unknown
to the students, so most availed themselves of the facilities
afforded by the B. C. Electric—doorless cars with hard
wooden seats but affording a certain amount of vocal
privacy thanks to the din of steel wheels on steel rails.
The conductors made little effort to conceal their boredom
but did serve to a certain extent as chaperones. On fine
nights, if home was not too far away, those reluctant to
bring the evening to a hasty close would find it desirable
to walk, even up to a couple of miles or more. The 1.45
a.m. referred to above was not always the "deadline" for
getting home. We know. We were there and we had a
good time.
How Many Do You Know?
Graduation pictures of eight members of the
Class of 1919 are shown below. How many of
them can you identify? Answers are given at the
bottom  of the page.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
22 NEIL A. SWAINSON REVIEWS . . .
British Columbia: A History
When, three years ago, the committee charged with planning the celebration of British Columbia's centenary
decided to sponsor the writing of a
new history of this province—the first
since the publication in 1912-14 of the
Howay and Scholefield volumes — it
had a very clear idea of what it
wanted. It desired a survey which
would be scholarly, the product of new
investigation, of the extensive research into our past over this century,
and of the historic perspective which
comes with the passing of the years;
it wished also an account which the
layman would find readable. To produce such a work it commissioned Dr.
Margaret Ormsby of our own University. How admirably she has succeeded in British Columbia: A History
will be already well known to her
fellow alumni.
From the map of one of Captain
Cook's lieutenants reproduced on the
jacket (which, incidentally, merits
more than a passing glance) to the
format which makes this handsome
product the equal in appearance of the
companion anthology, to the chapter
titles and even more engaging chapter
illustrations, to the manuscript itself,
which reviews our story from the mid-
eighteenth century to the recent visit
of Princess Margaret, every feature
of this book bespeaks great attention
to detail. This precision, together
with a felicitous use of quotations
and a fine writing style provides delightful reading.
DIFFICULT DECISIONS
The necessity to restrict her narrative to five hundred pages (when
Howay and Scholefield used 1300—and
over two hundred illustrations—to tell
a considerably briefer story) obviously
faced the author with many difficult
decisions. Changing interests enabled
her to move with broad sweeps
through numerous fields — such as
boundary disputes—which, in the past,
historians were inclined to catalogue
in detail. But limitations of space
forced her to omit or to condense in
many others where she must have
wished to expound.
Inevitably, as a result, there will
be some disappointments. Probably,
for example, many of the best anecdotes have had to go. Numerous interior and Island communities are
either not mentioned at all or are
referred to only obliquely. Kimberley,
as an instance, may wonder if the
significance of the greatest mineral
discovery in our history has been
adequately   acknowledged.    There   is
Neil A. Swainson, B.A. '39, B.Ed. '50, M.A.
'52, is assistant professor in the College of
Education at Victoria College in Victoria.
nothing here, really, of the story of
our native peoples, just a passing
reference to the first and still largely
unappreciated prospecting feats in the
Omineca-Cassiar country, practically
nothing of the development and contribution of the province's educational
system, and very little of the role of
the churches in the maturing life of
this province. The 500 pages, nevertheless, are packed with interesting
and skilfully selected detail, and the
critic who continues to regret omissions finds it difficult to suggest countervailing deletions from the story as
it stands.
EXCELLENT ILLUSTRATIONS
The book contains some excellent
illustrations of old B. C, and eight
beautiful coloured engravings. It is
unfortunate that it was impossible
to include more. It is also unfortunate
that it was not possible to include
more than the two symbolic illustrations of B. C. in 1958, for they would
have added considerably to the interest with which succeeding generations turn to these pages. (It is to
be hoped that even industrial B. C.
more than outdoes the promise of the
picture labelled "B. C. of the future"
—facing p. 279. Surely this hardly
does justice even to Annacis Island.)
Would not, furthermore, the lay reader have traded some of the reproduced
cartoons for a few maps specifically
designed to help him trace the many
epic voyages of discovery and trade
of which the first six chapters tell ?
Inevitably and rightly much of our
attention is directed to the province's
political history. Here Dr. Ormsby is
in her element. She is a fair and
benign but shrewd observer who is
pleasantly frank in her analysis of
the calibre of the leading actors on
our political stage during the last one
hundred years. Reputations are adjusted in both directions. Douglas continues to emerge as the real giant of
our embryonic years. Many British
Columbians will be interested in the
considerable stature afforded T. D.
Pattullo as he receives his first real
assessment at the hands of a professional historian.
It is salutary to note how many of
the contentious issues in our provincial politics today have been alive over
most of the twentieth century. In
spite of the fact that the casual reader
could easily infer, incorrectly, that
Mr. Bennett was the leader of the
Social Credit party before the 1952
election, that Byron Johnson's hospital
insurance legislation was just Dr.
Weir's revived, and that the sales tax
was introduced to finance it, those
with any interest or ambition in the
DR. MARGARET ORMSBY
... a shrewd observer
science and art of government simply
must not overlook this work.
ROLE OF INDIVIDUAL
While political and constitutional
matters loom large, the role of the
individual citizen and changes in the
nature of the economy have not been
ignored. These pages contain, for example, the story of railway promoting
and building, an outline of at least
major technological changes in the
basic industries, a description of the
waves of immigration and of the
charging nature of urban settlement,
especially in Victoria and Vancouver,
and a good deal of attention to the
alternation of eras of prosperity and
distress.
Many British Columbians will read
here of movements and symptoms and
parties of protest of which they have
never heard, or which they have long
since forgotten. Some may disagree
with the contention that, in 1958,
"More than ever before, British Columbia, with great capitalists and a
large labouring force in its midst, was
a class-divided society." But all who
know the province and, especially, its
small towns, will nod in agreement at
the succinct description of the fusion
of cultures which is particularly
typical of B. C. life.
In the fields with which it has dealt,
this is as erudite a general history as
one could wish for. It is, in fact,
superb—a credit to its author and a
compliment to the reading public.
Any sane perusal of it should do much
to restore that sense of perspective
which, in our preoccupation with the
rate of material expansion, we in this
province seem at this moment to be
in danger of losing.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE THE   SCHOOL   OF
Its   Development   and   Function
By BOB OSBORNE
Physical education, both as a service to the students and as one of the
University's instructional divisions,
owes a great deal to student interest
and initiative. At the same time it
should be made clear that, in spite of
the problems confronting this young
University, struggling to establish itself on a new campus during a difficult economic period, several members of the administration and faculty
at an early period were concerned
with establishing physical education
on the campus. In 1935 a Committee
on Physical Education made preliminary investigations and proposed that
work in physical education be initiated.
BEGINNINGS IN  1934
The earliest interest in professional
preparation of physical education
teachers at the University of British
Columbia may be said to date from
1933-34 if the rather limited offering
to students in the post-graduate
teacher training program is considered in that light. Full-time staff appointments, however, were not made
by the Board of Governors until 1936
when Miss Gertrude Moore and Mr.
M. L. Van Vliet were appointed as instructors.
These appointments perhaps represented more of an interest on the part
of the University in encouraging student participation in physical education than in developing a professional
training program. The influence of
these two new advocates soon began
to be felt and on  October  6th,  1939,
Robert F. Osborne, B.A. '33, B.Ed. '48, is
professor and head of the school of physical
education.
the Board of Governors approved the
following recommendation of Senate:
"THAT as soon as possible thereafter a Department of Health and
Physical Education be established."
During World War II no new developments took place, although the compulsory military training imposed new
regulations on students and included
a physical education program which
was carried on by the staff in spite of
great difficulties.
Coincidental with the end of the
war in 1945 Miss Moore resigned to
enter the field of camping and Mr.
Van Vliet to accept a new post at the
University of Alberta. In September
of 1945 Mrs. M. Sleightholme (nee
Jean Salter, B.A. '30) was appointed
director of physical education for women and Mr. R. F. Osborne director
of physical education for men, with
Mr. H. D. Whittle and Miss Isobel
Clay (now Mrs. Peter Hobson) as
assistants. At this time the Board of
Governors approved of a proposal to
initiate a compulsory physical education requirement for first and second
year students and the first formal
program was put into effect.
In the spring of 1946 Mrs. Sleightholme resigned and subsequently Miss
Marian Henderson (now Mrs. H. Penney)  was appointed as her successor.
PROPOSE   DEGREE  COURSE
In the fall of 1945 the B.C. branch
of the then Canadian Physical Education Association, in a letter to President MacKenzie, proposed that the
University establish a degree course
in physical education. The President
expressed the interest of the Board of
Governors in this project and so during the 1945-46 session considerable
study was devoted to the possibilities
and problems involved in initiating a
degree course. Because of the sympathetic consideration of the Administration and the University Committee
on Physical Education and Athletics,
a recommendation was submitted to
the Senate and the Board of Governors, with the result that physical
education was recognized as a department and the first courses towards
the degree of bachelor of physical
education were offered in the fall of
1946.
During 1951 a review of the functions of the department of physical
education on the campus was conducted and effective January 1st, 1952,
the school of physical education came
into existence, within the Faculty of
Arts and Science.
The present functions of the
School may be considered under five
headings:
(1) the compulsory program for students in the first two years;  (2)  the
intramural sports program; (3) the
extramural sports program; (4) the
physical education courses for students majoring in physical education
in the Faculty of Education; and (5)
the courses leading to the degrees of
bachelor and master of physical education.
COMPULSORY PROGRAM
It has long been recognized that
persons engaged in sedentary occupations require physical activity as a
relief or a change of pace from their
pursuits which may involve a very restricted amount of body movement. A
great many students fall into this
category and fail to realize the necessity of a physical expression which
paradoxically diminishes rather than
adds to the recognizable fatigue
brought on by the demands of concentration and study.
The relationship of such fatigue to
nervous tension and incipient poor
mental health is a factor which can no
longer be overlooked in the pressures
of modern society. In recognition of
this situation and of the responsibility
of the University for the total welfare of the students, the Senate recommended in 1945, and subsequently
re-affirmed its position in 1957 and
1958, that a physical education requirement of two hours per week be
met by all students during their first
two years of university.
PERSONAL CHOICE
The spirit of this regulation is contained in the belief that students
should be compelled to elect some physical activity in their earlier years with
the hope that they will seek their own
physical recreation in later years.
Therefore, the program, within the
limits imposed by shortage of facilities, is designed to provide a wide
range of activities and to permit the
student as much personal choice as
possible in satisfying the requirement.
The intramural sports programs for
men and women are operated by student committees under the guidance
and direction of faculty members. Two
essential features of the intramural
system are the freedom of individuals
to form groups acceptable for competition and the assumption of responsibility by student leaders to organize
a competitive program in co-operation
with staff members. A serious lack
of playing fields restricts the outdoor
activities which could be carried on.
In spite of the problems caused by
the heavy demands upon facilities, interest in the intramurals runs very
high. Last year 25 organizations were
represented in the women's program
and 42 in the men's. In many cases
organizations entered more than one
team in a tournament or league.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
24 PHYSICAL   EDUCATION
This year, for example, the Engineers have nine teams entered in the
men's basketball league. During the
month of February alone, thirty-six
games were scheduled in the "A"
league and sixty games in the "B"
league. More games would be scheduled to meet the demand, if gymnasium space were available. This same
situation applies to other activities
and is a good indication of the students' desire to participate in an organized recreation program.
NEW EXPERIMENT
Another interesting example of student enthusiasm was demonstrated
when a new experiment was tried this
session. Instead of entering a University ice hockey team in a local
league as in the past, the Men's Athletic Committee agreed to co-operate
with the intramural board and to make
equipment and ice time available so
that intramural competition could be
conducted. In spite of the fact that
games had to be played at very inconvenient times, twenty teams competed
in a schedule at Kerrisdale Arena. All
of the competitors were then given
an opportunity to try out for the team
which will represent U.B.C. in their
annual series against the University
of Alberta. It is easy to imagine the
effect which an ice arena on the campus would have on this program.
It is the policy of the School to
work in full co-operation with the
Athletic Committees and to put into
effect the policies on athletics as
enunciated by Senate. In so far as it
is practical, all staff members contribute in some way to the coaching
or administration of extramural
teams. The ideal situation would be
to have a faculty member available
to assist with each of the sports. This
situation, unfortunately, does not prevail and so the assistance of interested members of the community is welcomed and made use of in a number
of sports, both for men and women.
The Women's Athletic Committee organizes and administers 15 teams and
the Men's Athletic Committee 41
teams in 23 sports.
PROGRAM   FOR   EDUCATION   STUDENTS
Students who elect physical education as one of their majors in the
bachelor of education (elementary)
and the bachelor of education (secondary) degrees choose courses offered
by the school of physical education.
Students in the above programs are
not required to study anatomy and
physiology and pre-requisite courses
for these subjects, and they are not
required to take as many courses in
physical education as students in the
bachelor of physical education degree
course. In other respects, however,
they are treated on the same basis as
B.P.E. candidates, and courses are
common for both groups.   In addition
to the above, the school offers course
work for students in the one year
graduate teacher training program.
Although the first two programs
referred to above were initiated
recently when the College of Education was established on the campus
no change of philosophy was required
of the school of physical education.
From the begining of its professional training program, the school
has stressed the methods and
principles appropriate to the public
school system. The emphasis has been,
and still is, placed on the full educational implications of activities rather
than the development of mere physical
prowess.
Ten years have now elapsed since
the first class of nine women and
twenty-nine men graduated with the
degree of bachelor of physical education. Since 1949, 253 young men and
women have been awarded degrees.
The majority of these graduates have
gone into teaching in the secondary
schools but it is interesting to note
that 26 are now employed in recreation, 12 in the armed services and
13 in universities.
MANY   MARRIED
Many of the 73 women graduates
are married and have families and
less than half are now actively engaged in teaching. It is obvious, therefore, that present arrangements are
not succeeding in providing enough
qualified women physical education
teachers to meet the growing demand.
Consequently, it would appear that
new programs, both of recruitment
and of training, must be explored.
The loss to the teaching profession
is, however, offset to some extent
by the contributions which many of
these housewives will make to
physical education and recreation in
their communities.
The school is proud of the records
of  its   graduates,   of  whom 32  have
gone on to do graduate studies. At
least seven of these are well advanced
on their doctorates and some will
receive their degrees this year.
The interest in graduate work on
the part of its own graduates was one
of the factors which encouraged the
school to consider the establishment
of a master of physical education degree at U.B.C. The proposed program
was approved in 1958 and so last fall
the first candidates were accepted
for the new degree which is the first
graduate degree in physical education education to be offered in Canada.
ADDITIONAL   STAFF   NEEDED
From the very modest beginnings
referred to previously, the staff has
grown along with the University until today there are 14 full-time members. The normal expansion owing to
increasing enrolment and the new
principles of the Senate with respect
to intercollegiate or extramural
athletics necessitate additional staff.
It is expected that in due course
provision will be made for the necessary personnel as well as for the
needed facilities. In the meantime,
the school is looking forward to
meeting the challenge  of the future.
The inevitability of the further
change which automation will bring
about in the habits of our society can
no longer be doubted. The significance
of physical education and its capacity
not only for assisting in the development of the youth of our country but
also for enriching the lives of persons
of all ages is slowly being understood
and appreciated by the leaders of our
society. It is the responsibility of the
school of physical education to assist
in the interpretation of these concepts through the preparation of professional personnel, through the encouragement of student activities on
the campus, and through co-operating
with the schools and the community
at large.
1     JiimMHh
ATHLETIC CENTRE at U.B.C. is the War Memorial Gymnasium, which was opened in 1951.
Adjacent to the Gym is Empire Pool, built in 1954 to accommodate the swimming events
for the  British  Empire Games.   The Gymnasium  houses the offices of the School of  Physical
Education.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumnae and Alumni
I Items of Alumni news are invited in the
form of press clippings or personal letters.
These should reach the Editor, U.B.C, Alumni
Chronicle, 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next  issue  not  later than  May 1.)
1921
Bay M. Carter, B.A.Sc, retired in January
from the post of advertising director of "The
Province" after 36 years in advertising. He
brought to his chosen field a varied experience.
He served through World War I with the Canadian Field Artillery and finally as a pilot with
the R.A.F. A natural athlete, he "worked"
his way through U.B.C. by playing field lacrosse with the Vancouver professional lacrosse
team. He began his career in newspaper advertising after he left his job as a mining
engineer at Britannia to play professional
lacrosse   once  more.
1923
Sidney   C.   Barry,   B.S.A.,   has   been   named
director-general of the production and marketing branch of the department of agriculture at
Ottawa.
Joseph F. Brown, B.A., M.A. '25, Great
Trekker Award, 1950, has been appointed a
member of the new Board of Broadcast Governors.
Norman A. Robertson, B.A., LL.D. '45, now
under-secretary of state in the department of
external affairs, Ottawa, was given an honorary degree by Acadia University, Wolf ville,
Nova Scotia, at a special convocation in December.
R. E. Walker, B.A., who resigned recently
as president of the British Columbia Packers
Limited, owing to ill health, began his career
in the fishing industry at the age of 15. While
he was at university he spent his summers
working for fish packers. Mr. Walker was a
member of the Fisheries Research Board of
Canada for 20 years, and at the time of his
resignation was executive member and chairman  of the  western  division.
1924
Allen E. Davidson, B.A., M.D. (Alta.), clinical instructor, department of psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, has been recently appointed
director of Provincial Mental Health Services
at   Essondale.
Val Gwyther, B.A.Sc, in his efforts to
encourage the optimum use of the resources
of British Columbia, has shown a keen interest in the problems currently inhibiting
development of the Fraser River basin. In
his paper "Multiple purpose development of
the Fraser River basin—the solution to the
conflict of fish and power," published in the
October, 1958 issue of the "B. C. Professional
Engineer," Mr. Gwyther calls for a much
broader approach to the fish-power question
so that the province can enjoy both potential
uses of the Fraser River. Commenting on Mr.
Gwyther's article, an editorial in the January,
1959 issue of "Water Power," leading technical journal published in London, England,
points out: "Mr. Gwyther argues very convincingly that fish and power are not mutually
antagonistic and that if suitable precautions
are taken by the power authorities the erection of power plants on the Fraser could lead
to heavier and  more regular runs of salmon."
Jack Leslie Huggett, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc '25,
D.Sc (U. of Paris), recently retired from his
position as refinery manager, Imperial Oil,
Sarnia,  Ontario.
Paul McLane, B.A., formerly western representative of the department of trade and
commerce with headquarters in Vancouver, has
been named as commercial counsellor to the
Canadian   Embassy   at   Athens,   Greece.
1925
William C. Cameron, B.S.A., is the new
assistant director-general of production and
marketing branch of the department of agriculture,  Ottawa.
F. A. Lazenby, B.A.Sc, has been promoted
to assistant chief engineer (executive) for the
B. C. Electric Company. He joined the company in 1925, on graduation in civil engineering.
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1927
George W. Miller, B.A.Sc, has been made
general superintendent of the C.P.R. 's Ontario   district,   with    headquarters   in   Toronto.
1929
Christopher Riley, B.A. (McMaster), M.A.,
Ph.D. (Chicago), newly elected president of
the B. C. and Yukon Chamber of Mines, was
the speaker at the sixth annual prospectors'
and developers' convention in Edmonton, February 19 to 21. An expert on mining development in B. C. and northwestern Canada, he
is western vice-president of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. In 1932,
he went with an exploration party to Great
Bear Lake where he became interested in
development of the Northwest Territories. He
established an assay office and analytical
laboratory in Edmonton and was a consultant
for various northern mining interests. From
1938 to 1946, in Toronto, he was in charge
of Pioneer Gold Mines' Pre-Cambrian exploration, then was transferred to Vancouver as
chief   geologist   in   charge   of   exploration.
1930
Lome F. Swannell, B.A., B.A.Sc. '31, has
been appoi n ted chief forester, operations
branch,   B.   C.   Forest   Service.
1931
Edith J. Green, B.A., B.S. in Lib.Sc. (U. of
Wash.), Diploma, Royal Victoria School of
Nursing (Montreal), M.N. (U. of Wash.), has
been appointed assistant professor in the
division of nursing education at Indiana University. She was a lecturer and assistant professor at McGill University from 1951-53, and
professor in the University of Alexandria
(Egypt),   1954-56.
Herbert H. Griffin, M.C, B.A., who resigned
as a B. C. power commissioner in November,
has been appointed assistant chief commissioner of the federal board of transport commissioners. He became a lawyer after graduation from U.B.C. After serving in the forces
during World War II he joined the power
commission as solicitor in 1946, a few months
after it was formed, and was made a commissioner  in   1954.
1932
Charles Johnstone Armstrong, B.A., Ph.D.
(Harvard), will be inaugurated as tenth president of the University of Nevada in Reno on
Sunday, April 19, 1959. He was formerly
president of Pacific University, Forest Grove,
Oregon.
Lloyd Williams, B.A.Sc, has been made
assistant to the manager of the engineering
division, Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company, at Trail.
1933
H. Thomas Miard, B.A.Sc, former assistant
deputy minister of highways of British Columbia, was promoted to deputy minister effective
September 1, 1958. Mr. Miard is a member of
the Engineering Institute of Canada and the
Association of  Professional Engineers of B.  C.
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Albert Thomas Alsbury, B.A., B.Ed. 'Al,
better known as Tom Alsbury, is the new
mayor of Vancouver. His Worship started
teaching in 1924. As he taught he continued
his own formal education, majoring in economics for his B.A. degree, and obtaining his
B.Ed, degree still later. In 1952 he became
principal of Magee High School, which he had
attended years before. He has had experience
in labour relations and on conciliation boards
and has given much thought to problems of
civic administration and economic theory. He
has read widely as a student of the American
Civil  War.
Rev. Dr. C. H. Bentall, B.A., at present
minister of Walmer Road Baptist Church,
Toronto, has accepted a call to First Baptist
Church, Calgary. He will take over his new
post   in  June.
1935
John J. Conway, B.A., Ph.D. (Harvard),
is master of Leverett House, one of seven
centres of undergraduate life at Harvard,
where some 350 students reside. He is an
historian, whose special field is Canada and
the Commonwealth.
Robert J. Donald, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc. '36,
M.C.I.C., until recently technical superintendent, Sarnia refinery, is now chief chemist,
manufacturing department, of Imperial Oil in
Toronto.
W. C. (Cy) Phillips, B.A.Sc, has been made
district forester of the Kamloops Forest District as of January 1, 1959. Since joining the
Forest Service in 1937 he has been stationed
in Ocean Falls, Nelson, Kamloops and Prince
George.
1936
G. F. Green, B.A.Sc, has been promoted to
assistant chief engineer (technical services)
for the B. C. Electric Company. He joined
the company the year after he graduated in
electrical   engineering.
D. Lloyd Munroe, B.A., B.A.Sc'37, has been
appointed technical consultant for the sales
department of Canadian Johns-Manville at
Asbestos, P.Q. His task in the newly established   position  will  be  to  see  that  customers
are supplied with the quality of fibres most
appropriate to their needs. He joined the company after war service with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Before the war he had been
a mining engineer with Siscoe Gold Mines,
Kerr-Addison Gold Mines and chief engineer
with   Granby   Consolidated  Mining   Company.
1937
Noel W. Hendry, B.A.Sc, has been named
general sales manager of the Canadian Johns-
Manville Company at Asbestos, P.Q. He
joined the company after service with the
R.C.N.V.R. on this coast during the last war.
Before the war he worked as a geologist with
Canadian Exploration Limited, with Cariboo
Gold Quartz Mining Company, and with Free-
port   Sulphur   Company.
Robert T. McKenzie, B.A., on leave of absence from the London School of Economics,
is a visiting lecturer at Harvard University.
While there, he is also conducting weekly
seminars at Yale University in New Haven,
Connecticut. In March he will spend three
weeks in Warsaw lecturing in a regular series
of exchange lectures. His course in all three
centres is on the British political process and
the variations of it within the Commonwealth.
In Warsaw he will speak in English, with
Polish translations interspersed every fifteen
minutes.
1938
Lawrie Wallace, B.A., has been made deputy
provincial secretary in Victoria. He was
director of community programs and co-ordinator of teacher recruitment in the department
of education, and was the chairman of the
province's Centennial Committee which made
such  a  success of the  recent  celebrations.
1939
C. Rann Matthison, B.A., has been appointed
administrative vice-president of Westminster
Paper  Company  Limited,   New   Westminster.
Dr. Milton C. Taylor, B.S.A., M.S.A. '46,
professor of economics at Michigan State University, is now in Saigon for research work
with the U.S.  government's U.N.  mission.
Frank J. E. Turner, B.Com., former director of the U.B.C. Alumni Association, has
qualified   for  the   second   straight  year   as   one
of London Life Insurance Company's production leaders. He is second vice-president of
the Life Underwriters' Association of Vancouver, and is editor of their monthly bulletin,
"B. C. Breezes." He has also been re-elected
to the executive of the Advertising and Sales
Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade, and
is co-editor of the weekly bulletin, "Tear
Sheet."
1941
Sidney Charles Kilbank, B.A., has been appointed to the newly created post of area
sales manager for Polymer in Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. Mr. Kilbank joined
the Polymer Corporation as a chemist in 1946
and  transferred to their  sales  service  in   1950.
Patrick W. Nasmyth, B.A.Sc, M.A. '52, is
the new director of scientific services, Royal
Canadian Navy, at Ottawa. A physicist with
the Defence Research Board's Pacific Naval
Laboratory at Esquimalt since 1948, in his
new position he will be responsible for coordinating all navy research and scientific
development projects, and for ensuring coordination between the various naval headquarters directorates and the D.R.B. and other
scientific  agencies.
C. William Van Houten, B.Com., has been
made a vice-president of Young & Rubicam
Ltd. He joined the advertising company as
an account executive, and was made head of
the contact department in Toronto in 1958.
He was assistant professor of marketing here
for six years before joining Young & Rubicam.
1943
John J. Carson, B.A., has been promoted to
director of industrial relations for the B. C.
Electric   Company.
Hugh U. Hall, B.Com., has been appointed
Vancouver branch manager of the Commercial
Insurance Agency Limited. The operations of
Cameron & Woodward Insurance Agencies
Limited have recently been consolidated with
it.
Stanley W. Metcalfe, B.A., M.A. '45, has
been appointed chief analyst and assayer of
the B. C. department of mines. He joined
the analytical and assay branch of the department   in   1943.     He   is   a   member   of   the
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Chemical    Institute    of    Canada    and    of    the
American   Chemical   Society.
E. Douglas Sutcliffe, B.A.Sc, has been appointed general manager of Western Development and Power Ltd., subsidiary company of
B. C. Electric Company. He was formerly
executive assistant to W. C. Mainwaring, vice-
president and assistant to the president, who
has retired. Western Development and Power
Ltd. plans, researches and otherwise encourages industrial development in the lower mainland  and  other parts   of  B.   C.
1945
Robert Frederick Binnie, B.A.Sc, chief engineer of the General Construction Company,
Ltd., of Vancouver, was elected president of
the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association
at its annual conference in Toronto in November.
Ross G. Woodman, B.A., M.A. (Man.), Ph.D.
(Tor.), who is teaching English at University
College. University of Western Ontario, gave
a paper on "Shelly as critic" at the 75th
anniversary meeting of the Modern Language
Association of America in New York at Christmas time. Dr. Woodman is preparing his
doctoral thesis on Shelley for publication; it
will be titled "The apocalyptic vision of
Shelley."
1946
Elvet Glyn Jones, B.A., M.A. '49, majoring
in psychology, has recently received his Ph.D.
degree   from   the   University   of   Minnesota.
1947
Edward Thomson Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc, M.Sc,
Ph.D. (Carnegie Tech.), has been appointed
assistant professor of mechanical engineering
at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught
at Carnegie Institute of Technology and the
University of West Virginia, and before that
was in industry in Canada. His major field
of   research   is   thermodynamics.
M. Allan MacDonald, B.S.A., M.S.A. '49,
PhD (Oregon S.C.), has been appointed to
the staff of Macdonald College, Ste. Anne de
Bellevue. P.Q.. as assistant professor of animal
husbandry. Dr. MacDonald took his Ph.D.
in animal physiology with animal nutrition
and biochemistry as minor fields. He spent
three years in New Zealand as research officer
in charge of beef cattle research at Ruakura
Animal Research Station. Hamilton. He was
also technical adviser to the Now Zealand
Meat Board and undertook a study which led
to the formation of the New Zealand Meat
Research Institute. Returning from New Zealand, he spent several months in Australia.
Ceylon,   India   and   Great   Britain.
D. F. Miller, B.Com., has been named to
the Fisheries Research Board for a five-year
term to succeed R. E. Walker, who has
retired.
1948
E. Thomas L. Cantell, LL.B., has been appointed superintendent of insurance and real
estate for the provincial government. Mr.
Cantell, a former New Westminster lawyer,
has been deputy superintendent of brokers. He
joined  the  government service  in   1951.
The Rev. Michael Creal, B.A., M.A. (Tor.),
B.D. (Trin.), has been appointed general secretary of the General Board of Religous Education   of   the   Anglican   Church   of   Canada.
Ivo Giovanni Dalla-Lana, B.A.Sc, has received his Ph.D. degree from the University
of Minnesota. He graduated from U.B.C. in
chemical engineering and obtained his master's
degree from the University of Alberta, where
he   is   now   teaching.
R. S. (Bob) Harwood, B.Com., is advertising
and sales manager of Moffats Limited in Toronto.   He joined the firm in 1953 in Vancouver.
J. D. McCawley, B.A., B.A.Sc '49, in chemical engineering, has been promoted to senior
engineer at Union Oil Company of California's
Research   Center,   Brea,   California.
Lome E. Rowebottom, B.A., has been appointed director of the prices division of the
Dominion   Bureau   of   Statistics.
Harry R. Webster, B.A., has been appointed
superintendent of Elk Island National Park
in the National Parks Service of the federal
department of northern affairs and natural
resources. The buffalo herd in the park is
one of the largest in North America. After
taking his degree in zoology, Mr. Webster
joined the National  Parks  Branch, then trans
ferred to the Canadian Wildlife Service as a
biologist. He served in Canada and overseas
with the R.C.A.F. during the last war. He
had taught school for some years in B. C.
prior  to  his  war  service.
1949
C. Newton Hopkins, B.A.Sc, has been promoted to plant engineer in the chlorine-caustic
soda plant of Hooker Chemicals Limited in
North Vancouver. Mr. Hopkins is responsible
for all of the plant's engineering and maintenance.
Daniel E. McLeod, B.A., LL.B. '50, has been
appointed assistant general manager of The
Holland Life Insurance Society Ltd. He is a
member of the Ontario Bar and has had extensive experience in the life insurance business.
J. P. Rokosh, B.A.Sc, in mining engineering, has been appointed method study technician in the Kimberley Mines division of the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company.
R. J. Shepp, B.A., has been appointed general operating supervisor, integrated data processing,   for   the   C.P.R.   in   Montreal.
James E. Smith, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
chief, Norden Products sales for Canadian
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company Ltd. The
appointment marks the firm's entry into the
field of electronics and data processing as
Canadian representatives of the new Norden
division of United Aircraft Corporation. Mr.
Smith has served with the National Research
Council, the R.C.A.F., and with Computing
Devices  of  Canada,   Limited.
Roy H. Woodman, B.A., B.Com. '50, has
been made general manager of the Quebec
division of John Labatt Limited. Labatt's have
a brewery in Ville La Salle, a suburb of
Montreal. He has been comptroller of the
Company at London, Ontario, since 1956.
After graduating in economics and commerce,
Mr. Woodman studied business administration
at   Harvard.
1950
R. G. Bodie, B.A.Sc, has been made assistant pot-room superintendent in the Aluminum
Company of Canada's Arvida plant in Quebec
After graduation in metallurgical engineering
he worked for the Steel Company of Canada
before joining Alcan at the time of the reopening of their Beauharnois plant. Mr. Bodie
served   in   the R.C.A.F.   during the  last war.
Iva M. Lester, B.A., M.B.A. (New York),
has recently received her Master's degree in
business administration from New York University. Miss Lester, who has been with the
United Nations in New York since her graduation from U.B.C, is presently with the
accounts division, Office of the Controller. Her
work is varied and interesting and includes
reconciling of bank accounts from all over
the world in connection with the members'
contributions to the U.N. and its Technical
Assistance Program, work with the accounts
of the Compulsory Pension Fund, and work
with the accounts of the U.N. Emergency
Force  in   Gaza.
W. J. McNicol, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
manager of the Canadian Westinghouse Company's  Ontario district.
Hugh W. Nasmith, B.A.Sc, has joined the
consulting engineering firm of R. C. Thurber
& Associates Ltd. of Victoria. He will assist
the firm in its study of slope stability, landslides and bridge and building foundations. Mr.
Nasmith has been a geologist with the department of mines for the last eight years. He
has specialized in studies of unconsolidated
materials and glacial geology, with emphasis
on engineering geology and ground water
development. He is a graduate also of the
University  of  Washington.
Murray Osten, M.C, B.S.A., has been appointed superintendent of Sardis utility plant
of Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association.
He graduated in dairy bacteriology He succeeds Fred Hutchings, B.SA. '48, who has
left   to   accept   a  position   in   California
1951
George E. Little, LL.B., has been named
as solicitor in charge of the legal department
of Triad Oil Company, Calgary. He is a
member of  the  B.   C  and  Alberta Bars.
J. D. (Denny) MacDonald, B.S.F., has been
appointed forest protection officer for the
Prince   George   forest   district.
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28 THE FACULTY
President  N.  A. M.   MacKenzie in
December was elected chairman of the
board of trustees, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
The primary function of the foundation is to provide retirement allowances and pensions for college professors and their widows. The foundation gave this1 University its first
start in   1924 on  faculty pensions.
The President was in Ottawa February 2-4 for meetings of the Canada
Council and of the newly-formed National Commission for Unesco, of
which he is president.
Geoffrey O. B. Davies, M.A. (Cantab.), associate professor in the department of history and assistant to
the president, has been given a year's
leave of absence on grants from the
Canada Council and the Carnegie Corporation, to travel and study changes
and developments within the Commonwealth and the new patterns of political co-operation between its members.
Kenneth A. Evelyn, B.Sc. (McGill),
M.D., CM. (McGill), F.R.C.P. (C), has
been named professor and director,
G. F. Strong Laboratory for Medical
Research. The B.C. Medical Research
Institute, of which Dr. Evelyn was
director, formerly operated the research laboratory. They have given
the research equipment, valued at
$61,000, to the University's Faculty
of Medicine, and a gift of $95,000 to
the Development Fund. The laboratory, named after the late Dr. Strong,
one of the founders of B.C.M.R.I, and
a leading heart specialist, will be
housed in the medical school building
at the Vancouver General Hospital.
Jack Halpern, B.Sc, Ph.D. (McGill),
department of chemistry, is on leave
for a year, on a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
* * *
Vladimir J. Okulitch, M.A.Sc. (Brit.
Col.), Ph.D. (McGill), F.G.S.A., F.P.S.
F.R.S.C., has been named R. W. Brock
professor, and head of the department
of geology. The Senate has approved
the separation of the department of
geology and geography, linked since
1922, into two separate departments.
Dr. J. Lewis Robinson, B.A. (Western Ont.), M.A. (Syracuse), Ph.D.
(Clark) will head the department of
geography.
H. Rocke Robertson B.Sc, M.D.
(McGill), F.R.C.S. (E and C), F.A.-
C.S., acting dean of medicine, head of
the department of surgery in the
Faculty of Medicine and director of
surgery at both Vancouver General
and Shaughnessy hospitals, has resigned to become chairman of the department of surgery at McGill  Uni-
Paediatrician   Named
Medical   School   Dean
The appointment of Dr. John F.
McCreary as dean of the Faculty
of Medicine at U.B.C. was announced recently by President N.
A. M. MacKenzie.
Dr. McCreary will resign as head
of the U.B.C. medical school's department of paediatrics but will remain as a professor in that department and will continue to teach
medical students and others in this
field.
Dr. McCreary succeeds Dr. John
Patterson who resigned in September, 1958, to become dean of medicine at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. McCreary, who received his
medical degree from the University
of Toronto in 1934, came to Vancouver in 1951 as head of the paediatrics department of U.B.C.'s
newly-formed medical school. The
same year he was named paediatrician-in-chief of the Health Centre
for Children.
Prior to World War II Dr.
McCreary was associated with
Toronto's General Hospital and the
Hospital for Sick Children. From
1939 to 1941 he was Milbank Research Fellow at Harvard Medical
School and Boston Children's Hospital.
As a wing commander with the
Royal Canadian Air Force from
1942 to 1945 Dr. McCreary acted as
a consultant in nutrition and in
1944 was detached to SHAEF headquarters in Europe to carry out examinations of more than 50,000
children in liberated areas of Europe.
In recognition of this work, most
of which was done in Holland, the
Netherlands government awarded
him one of its most distinguished
decorations and named him an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
From 1945 to 1951 Dr. McCreary
practised   paediatrics   in   Toronto
Dr.   JOHN   McCREARY
and was associated with the Hospital for Sick Children, Wellesley
Hospital and Grace Hospital in that
city.
In B.C. he has acted as a consultant to St. Paul's hospital, the
Vancouver Island Solarium, Coqua-
leetza Indian Hospital Sardis, and
the Miller Bay Indian Hospital.
He has retained the rank of
group captain in the RCAF and
has acted as a nutrition consultant
from 1946 to the present. In 1957
Dr. McCreary spent three months
in India as a member of a Colombo
Plan mission studying medical
education.
Dr. McCreary has written numerous articles on paediatrics for
medical journals. He also co-edited
and wrote several chapters of a
book on paediatrics published by
the J. B. Lippincott Company in
1956.
versity and surgeon-in-chief at Montreal General hospital, where he will
have a new research laboratory to
continue his research work.
Dr. Robertson has already had a
notable career as a surgeon, and signal honours. He leaves behind a record of outstanding contribution to the
development of surgical technique and
research in Vancouver including a key
role in the introduction of the mechanical   heart-lung   machine.
R. I. Ruggles, B.A. (Toronto), M.A.
(Syracuse), Ph.D. (London), of the
department of geography, will spend
two months in the Soviet Union this
summer, and has been granted leave
of absence for next year to do research
at the Library of Congress, Washington, on the eastern Soviets.
Dorothy Somerset, A.B. (Radcliffe)
has been made head of the newly
established department of theatre in
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
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30 Rugby Teams
Defend Two Trophies
U.B.C. teams have always set a
high standard in local rugby circles,
and have done exceptionally well
against touring international teams.
This season, the "Thunderbirds" will
defend two historic trophies, and it
may be of interest to followers of
rugby to read a brief account of the
background of these competitions.
THE   MCKECHNIE   CUP
In 1895 the late Dr. R. E. McKechnie donated the McKechnie Trophy to
be competed for by Victoria, Vancouver and Varsity Rugby Unions. Dr.
McKechnie, after serving on the
U.B.C. board of governors in 1914-17,
became chancellor of the University
in 1918, succeeding the Hon. F. Carter
Cotton. The beautiful trophy which
he donated became emblematic of the
English rugby championship of British
Columbia, and during the period from
1895, the U.B.C. "Thunderbirds" have
won the McKechnie Cup 16 times, and
have tied with Vancouver on two occasions.
This year, Albert Laithwaite's
'Birds are well on the way to retaining
the Cup, having defeated Victoria
"Crimson Tide" twice and have only
to defeat Vancouver this month in a
sudden-death playoff.
THE  WORLD CUP
In 1920 Mr. John Nelson, publisher
of the Vancouver World newspaper
(now the Vancouver Sun), donated a
trophy to be competed for on an international-intercollegiate basis, between the University of B.C. and a
United States university.
Between 1920 and 1938, U.B.C. played Stanford, California, and the Cali
fornia Olympic Club, winning five of
the seven games played. In 1947
U.B.C. and the University of California agreed to play a four-game, home
and home series for the trophy, and
during the period 1947-58 these teams
played twelve "series", with U.B.C.
winning the World Cup seven times.
This year U.B.C. was in Berkely on
February 28-March 1, and the "Golden Bears" will visit Vancouver March
26-28.
In recent years intercollegiate rugby has grown tremendously in California, and it is possible that the
World Cup competition will be expanded to include other universities besides
California. U.C.L.A. has indicated its
willingness to enter into regular
scheduled games with U.B.C, and is
in fact travelling to Vancouver for
two exhibition games on April 2 and
4 at U.B.C. Stadium. In addition
U.B.C. played two games at Los Angeles in March, as an extension of its
Berkeley   trip.
TOUR  JAPAN
In 1932 the B.C. Rugby Union sent
a team to Japan, and now 27 years
later, another representative team will
leave Vancouver on February 25 for
a series of eight matches against Japanese universities and national teams.
Included on the B.C. team are four
University representatives—students
Ted Hunt, Gerry McGavin, Neal
Henderson, and P.E. staff member
Dr. Max Howell.
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Summer Session Opens June 29
Extension department officials have
announced the establishment of a
school of public affairs as part of
U.B.C.'s   summer  school   of  the   arts.
SEMINAR ON  INDIA
The school will consist of a number
of non-credit courses and lectures in
the field of international and public
affairs. A highlight of the 1959 school
with be a seminar on India.
Other innovations in the extension
summer school program will be
courses in communications and dance.
The communications section will include courses on film production,
speech for broadcasting, television
production  and acting for television.
DANCE COURSES
Dance courses will be directed by
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the Martha Graham dance company.
Courses will include national dance
styles, history of dance and contemporary dance.
Jacques de Tonnancour of Quebec
will be one of several outstanding
Canadian artists from French Canada
who will conduct arts and crafts
courses. George Schick will again
direct the summer school of music and
students will participate in operas and
concerts of lieder and concert literature.
A series of lectures and demonstrations by artists who will participate
in the second Vancouver International
Festival is also being arranged.
Miss Dorothy Somerset of U.B.C.'s
department of theatre will direct the
summer school of the theatre. Among
the offerings are courses in theatre
history, scene design and directing.
One of the summer school's productions will be included in the Vancouver Festival program.
CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Guest director will be Dr. Robert
Loper, director of the Oregon Shakespeare Theatre and associate professor of drama at Stanford University.
Special courses in children's theatre
will be directed by Brian Way, director of the London Children's Theatre
Company in England.
A highlight of the summer lecture
series will be daily talks over a period
of three weeks by Canadian author
and critic Lister Sinclair. Theme of
the program will be orientation in the
arts.
Students of the arts may apply for
Canada Council scholarships and
grants by writing to the Secretary,
The Canada Council, 410 Wellington
Street,   Ottawa,  Ontario.
Details concerning fees, scholarships and accommodation available,
as well as a preliminary brochure outlining summer school offerings, can
be obtained by writing to the U.B.C.
Extension Department, Vancouver 8,
B. C.
OPEN JUNE 29
The summer session will begin on
June 29, a week earlier than in previous years. Decision to change the
date was made as a result of a poll
taken last year among students, who
said they favored the earlier date.
Registration for the academic summer school should be completed by
June 1. Registration must be completed by June 29, but after June 1
students will be charged a late fee.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
32 Campus News and Views
By BILL BALLENTINE
A.M.S. Public Relations Officer
"Seriously inadequate" was Students' Council's reaction to the provincial operating grant to the University
for 1959-60.
In a statement issued following the
announcement of the budget, the
Council criticized the government for
granting less than one-third of the
University's request.
At the same time, Students' Council praised the government's fee-sharing proposal as "the beginning of a
good plan." The new scheme means
that the provincial government will
pay half the tuition fees of first-class
students and one-third of the fees of
the top two thousand second-class students. The plan also includes a two
million dollar loan fund to be administered by the University. A brief to
the Cabinet last May from the Council
had urged that such a plan be set up.
But the Council has expressed fears
that a possible fee increase necessitated by the size of the operating
grant would negate the benefits derived from the scholarship and loan
fund.
Six Councillors met in Victoria early
in February with Education Minister
L. R. Peterson to discuss University
financing from the students' point of
NEW A.M.S. PRESIDENT
Threats from the Engineers to paint
Brock Hall red and white followed the
election recently of mechanical engineering student Peter Meekison to the
presidency of the Alma Mater Society
for the 1959-60 term. Meekison, who
graduates this year, plans to do graduate work in business administration.
The president-elect was first elected
to Council two years ago, as second
member at large. Since then, he has
been active in a number of student
projects, including the Leadership
Conference and the Student Executive
Program.
Treasurer of the Alma Mater Society for the coming year will be Dave
Edgar, Law I, who served on Students' Council this year as chairman
of the University Clubs committee.
Previously, Edgar was president of
the Students' Council at Victoria College.
Other Council positions filled in the
first two of three election slates are
Lynne Rogers, secretary; Ross Hus-
don, chairman of the Undergraduate
Societies committee; John Goodwin,
first member at large; Jim Meekison,
second member at large; Patti Darling, chairman, Associated Women
Students; and Margaret McLaughlan,
Women's Athletic Director. At press
time, three other positions remained
to be filled on the final slate: vice-
president, co-ordinator of activities,
and chairman of the University Clubs
committee.
BRIEF TO COMMISSION
A general "lack of challenge" was
the charge levelled at B. C's high
school curriculum in the Alma Mater
Society's brief to the Chant Commission on Education.
Chairman of the committee to prepare the brief, Peter Heron, said the
brief was presented because "it was
decided that an interesting contribution could be made by presenting the
opinions and ideas of a group of university students who have had both
the time and the opportunity to assess
the value to them as individuals of
the program of studies since 1952 in
secondary schools of British Columbia." The committee, in preparing the
brief, studied detailed questionnaires
given to graduating students in all
faculties.
The brief also recommended final
government examinations for high
school students, more subjective and
intensive examinations in the University entrance program, and that
more time be spent on the "core" subjects in the high school curriculum.
*      *      *
"THIS 'N' THAT . . ."
The World University Service of
Canada's summer seminar this June
will be held in Jamaica. Two students
from U.B.C. will attend discussions
of "The West Indies in Transition."
. . . The National Federation of Canadian University Students will sponsor
a "National Students' Day" this
spring ... To promote the opening
of their spring blood drive campaign,
the Engineers visited Brock Hall recently and later played host to members of the Students' Council at a traditional reception in the lily pond. The
blood drive quota this year is 3000
pints.
A.M.S. TREASURER John Helliwell has been
named B.C.'s Rhodes Scholar for 1959. Currently registered in commerce, John will
enrol at St. John's College, Oxford, in September to read politics, philosophy and economics. John is currently wearing a cast on
his right wrist as the result of a Christmas
accident.
33        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        34 By R. J. 'BUS'  PHILLIPS
Athletic   Director
Playing in their final season of the
Evergreen Intercollegiate Conference,
Jack Pomfret's fledgling "Thunderbirds" have completed 16 Exhibition
and Conference games to date, winning 7 and losing 9. All of the Conference games thus far have been on
the road, so with a "home" schedule
for the balance of the season, we are
hoping to come up with a few more
wins to bolster our record. The team
this year is bigger, on the average,
and better balanced than previously.
HEIGHT   PROVIDED
Freshmen Keith Hartley, Ed Gushue
and Wayne Osborne are providing
much needed height, and are improving with every game. Incidentally,
Wayne is the son of Bob "Tony" Osborne, the director of the school of
physical education.
The Harlem Globetrotters will return to U.B.C. for a special game on
April 10. This time they will bring an
all-star aggregation, featuring 7'2"
Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain. Ticket
reservations may be made by contacting the U.B.C. athletic office in the
Memorial Gym.
Peter Mullins, U.B.C.'s track and
J.V. basketball coach, played for the
Filers Senior "A" team when they
won the Canadian championship last
spring, and as their key pivot man
this lanky, athletic Australian was
selected to play first strii.g centre for
the Canadian representative team
when it participated in the World Basketball Championship in Santiago,
Chile in January. In his absence the
J.V. team, which plays in the Vancouver Senior "A" League, was taken
over by genial Frank Gnup, better
known for his football exploits. Basketball fans at King Edward high
school gymnasium were treated to an
unusual and unexpected show when
Frank appeared on the coaching scene,
complete with cigar, umbrella and a
multi-coloured beret.
ICE   HOCKEY
This year the ice hockey team did
not have a regular league schedule,
because of the lack of local competition, and as a result the athletic committee decided to institute intramural
hockey. With practically no publicity
or persuasion on the part of Intramural Director Bob Hindmarch, 20
teams registered, and a knock-out competition was arranged at Kerrisdale
arena.
This unprecedented demand for ice
hockey proved beyond a doubt the
great need for an ice arena on the
campus, and this facility may become
a reality. The winter sports arena
would include an ice rink, indoor
swimming   pool   and  a   curling rink.
SPORTS   SUMMARY
Birds Have Last
Fling   in
Evergreen  Loop
Stimulated by intra-mural hockey,
the first Varsity practice drew 50 enthusiastic players, giving coaches
Frank Fredrickson, Dick Mitchell and
Dick Christie the difficult task of cutting the squad down to 20 in preparation for the Hamber Cup Series
against the University of Alberta, at
Edmonton, on February 20 and 21.
SKI   TEAM
The U.B.C. ski team is coached by Al
Fisher, a native of Rossland, who graduated in engineering from Washington State College. In the past two
years of skiing in the Pacific Northwest Conference we have consistently
defeated the N.C.A.A. college teams,
which includes Washington, Washington State, Idaho and Montana. In
the downhill and slalom races this
year we have won every race by a
wide margin. Our top downhill and
slalom competitor, John Piatt, is rated as one of Canada's leading skiers,
and Roar Gjessing, a Norwegian student, is our leading cross country runner, having won two races and finished
in the top five in all the races he has
competed in during the past two years.
The Athletic Committee decided, on
the basis of the team's splendid performance this year, to send them to
the top invitational ski meet at Reno,
Nevada, later this month to compete
against the best ski colleges in the
United States.
GYMNASTICS
Dieter Weichert is U.B.C.'s top gymnast and in addition is a first-class
student. His performances on the side
horse, high and parallel bars have
won him top honours in Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate meets this year.
His flawless form is setting a high
standard  for   our   gymnasts,  and  he
has inspired many students to turn out
for this fine sport.
GRASS   HOCKEY
Llr. Harry Warren's junior field
hockey promotion is paying big dividends as more and more youngsters
from the University area become undergraduates and join one of the four
University teams playing in the local
Grass Hockey League. We are also
fortunate in having the assistance of
Dr. Malcolm McGregor, who enthusiastically coaches the Varsity teams.
Both of these gentlemen have evolved a unique system of development,
unlike many of our sports, where the
players themselves do the organizing,
make the decisions, and generally
coach each other. While this system
might not be feasible in the more
highly organized sports such as basketball and football, it is certainly
successful in grass hockey where the
players are encouraged to develop
initiative, self-reliance and leadership.
35
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE IN MEMORIAM
Charles    Frederick    Covernton,    M.D.,    CM.
i McGill), Convocation Founder, died October
30, 1958, aged 79. "A man of rare quality,
of sterling integrity, a really first-class medical
man." His son, Dr. Carleton C. Covernton,
graduated in arts in 1935. Dr. Charles G.
Campbell, assistant dean of the Faculty of
Medicine,  is  a  nephew.
* *       *
Fraser Sanderson Keith, B.Sc. (McGill), Convocation Founder, died October 28, 1958, in
Smiths Falls, Ontario, aged 80. He lived in
Vancouver from 1911 to 1915. Mr. Keith was
the first editor of the Engineering Journal
and was one of Canada's official representatives at the first World Power Conference held
in London in 1924. He was manager of Shaw-
inigan Water and Power development department for twenty years until his retirement in
7 924.     He   was   a   former   governor   of   McGill.
* *        *
Gordon McGregor Sloan, former chief justice
of British Columbia and for the last year
forestry adviser to the B. C. government, died
January 14, 1959, in Victoria, aged 60. An
LL.D. "honoris causa" was conferred on him
by   the   University   in   1952.
1922
ROBERT STEPHEN JANE, 1898-1958
Steve Jane died on the first of December,
1958. To his friends, the news came with all
the shock of the completely unexpected. He
had not been ill ; he had entered hospital for
a comparatively minor operation, which could
have been postponed for a year or two years
or perhaps longer. But, characteristically,
Steve decided that if it had to be done eventually, it had better be done without waste of
time. Everything appeared to have gone well
and he was on the point of leaving the hospital. Then, without warning, a post-operative
embolism developed and in a matter of hours
he  was   dead.
Death came at a time when his career had
reached a peak of achievement and of recognition. Thirty years in the service of Shaw-
inigan Chemicals had witnessed his rise from
junior chemist to president of the company.
He had been elected president for 1957-58 of
the Canadian section of the Society of Chemical
Industry. He had been, since 1955, a member
of the National Research Council of Canada.
Only six months before his death, McGill University had conferred on him the degree of
D.Sc   "honoris   causa."
Robert Stephen Jane was born in Cornwall,
England, on December 27, 1898. He came to
Canada at the age of five. His parents, after
brief residence in Goderich, Ontario, settled
in Vancouver. There he attended school and,
after a short period in the air force towards
the end of World War I, he entered U.B.C.
He graduated with the B.A.Sc. degree in 1922.
Then followed three years of post-graduate
work under Professor G. Stafford Whitby, in
the chemistry department of McGill University,
and the degrees of M.Sc. and Ph.D. In 1925,
he was awarded a Wembley Fellowship and
proceeded to a further two years of research
under Professor Emil Hatschek at the Sir John
Ca9s Technical Institute of the University of
London.
On his return from England, he took a
position with the Canada Carbide Company
in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec. Beginning as a
plant chemist, he was soon transferred to the
plant research department. In 1936, after
Canada Carbide merged with Shawinigan
Chemicals Limited, he was moved to Montreal
and became, as he put it at the time, "an
arm-chair chemist" in the company's research and development department. By 1946,
he was vice-president in charge of research
and development; in March, 1956, he was
elected   president   of   the   company.
Shawinigan Chemicals, reversing a trend
that has become almost traditional in Canadian
industry, has its headquarters and research
laboratories in Canada and, besides its large
Canadian operations, it has organized extensive subsidiaries in the United States to exploit
products and processes developed at Shawinigan
Falls. No small share of the credit must go
to Dr. Jane. Few men in this country have
worked more effectively to encourage Canadian
research and to transmute basic research into
large-scale   Canadian   industrial   production.
Fortune smiled on him in his personal life,
as in his professional and business career.
Married, in 1928, to Ada Lois Pirie of Vancouver, and with two charming daughters, his
greatest interest was his home and his family.
In recent years he had acquired a summer
home on Lake Champlain, within easy reach
of Montreal. Whenever he could escape briefly
from the demands of an exacting job, he liked
nothing better than to join his family there
and work in the garden or relax with a fishing
rod.
Steve Jane's lifetime covered a period of
immense scientific and industrial progress. It
was a time of new ideas, new methods, new
products, new industries. It was a time, for
many people, of confusion and excitement,
but Steve, calm, confident, level-headed, was
neither excited nor confused. As chemist, as
director of research, as captain of industry,
he was a man who belonged to his time, who
fitted into the pattern of his time. But the
basic, human qualities belong to no time or
period. Gentleness, simplicity, friendliness,
sympathy, generosity, courage, integrity, re-
ligous faith — all these were his, in full
measure. It can be said of Steve, as justly
as it was said of Chaucer's pilgrim:
"He was  a  verray  parfit,  gentil  knight."
—J.   H.   M.
1929
Dr. David A. Steele, B.A., M.D. (Tor.), died
February 4, 1959, in Vancouver, aged 49. A
founder of the Canadian Foundation for Poliomyelitis and Rehabilitation and past national
president, he was also past president of the
Catholic Physicians' Guild, chairman of the
school of nursing board at St. Paul's Hospital,
honorary president of the U.B.C. Newman
Club, a Knight of St. Gregory, a fourth-degree
Knight of Columbus and a life member of the
Vancouver Kiwanis Club. He was a member
of the first graduating class of Vancouver
College. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy;
four sons, David, John, Donald and Thomas ;
and five daughters, Elizabeth-Anne, Margaret,
Kathleen,  Alexis and  Barbara, all   at home.
1946
S. Murray Sager, B.A., M.A. '50, died in
Chehalis, Washington, on February 9, 1959,
aged 34 years. Mr. Sager had almost completed work in order to obtain his Ph.D. in
zoology at California when he was taken ill,
and died en route home. He is survived by
his wife, Lorna, and two children, Donna and
Murray. He is also survived hy his mother,
Mrs. Esther Sager, of White Rock ; three
brothers, Arthur, Henry and Melvin ; and two
sisters, Shirley and Elsie. His brother, Arthur
Sager, is director of the U.B.C. Alumni Association, on leave of absence to study at
Oxford.
1949
Capt. Ralph Boris von Hoyningen Huene,
B.A., of the Canadian Army's Northwest Highway system, failed to return from a private
boating trip on Marsh Lake, 30 miles south
of Whitehorse, Y. T., on Sunday, October 19,
1958. With a companion he left an island in
the lake where they had been building a cabin.
After taking a boatload of supplies they were
to return for their wives. Soldiers and R.C.M.P.
conducted the search. Capt. Huene, who was
a Korean war veteran, had his early schooling
in Langley. His parents now life in Delta.
He was our contact for the Yukon branch of
the Alumni Association. He was 36.
*      *      *
Bruce London Boyd, LL.B., died February
11, 1959, after several years of intermittent
illness, aged 33. Born in Vancouver, he was
the son of the late Judge Bruce Boyd of the
Vancouver County Court. He articled in the
law office of Thomas A. Dohm and was called
to the bar in 1949. Some years ago Mr.
Boyd formed his own law firm with Malcolm
G. King, LL.B. '49, and S. Martin Toy, LL.B.
'54. He is survived by his wife, Margaret
Jane, and his mother, Mrs. Zulette Boyd, both
of West Vancouver.
1951
Norman T. Engelhardt, B.S,F., M.S.F. (Oregon), with the Forest Biology Laboratory in
Victoria since graduation, died November 1,
1958. Mr. Engelhardt had completed residence
requirements towards a doctor of forestry de
gree from Duke University in June of this
year.
He served overseas with the Canadian Army
from April 1942 to October 1945. During the
period of his service he was promoted from
the rank of private soldier to that of full
lieutenant. He was in receipt of the 1939-45
Star, the France and Germany Star, Defence
Medal, C.V.S.M. and Clasp and Canada Medal.
Mr. Engelhardt is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth, of 2617 Dalhousie Street, Victoria;
his parents residing in Victoria and by two
sisters  residing  in   California.    He was  38.
1952
John Warburton McCulIough, B.A., died
January 14, 1959, aged 33. He was a research
chemist on the staff of Shaughnessy Hospital
and was a flying officer with the R.C.A.F.
reserve for over 13 years. He was commissioned and served with the R.C.A.F. in the
Second World War. He was a supporter of
the Vancouver Symphony Society and the
Friends of Chamber Music. Mr. McCulIough
is survived by his mother and a brother, H. F.
McCulIough,  Bellevue, Washington.
1956
Norman A. W. Le Page, B.A.Sc., research
engineer for the Federal department of fisheries, Vancouver, died October 18, 1958, when
the car he was driving plunged into the
Yamhill River about 30 miles west of Salem,
Oregon.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. A. W-
Le Page, of 1275 Nelson Street; a sister, Mrs.
R. E. Stewart, and his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Blackman, all of 2264 West 5th
Avenue.    He was 25.
BIRTHS
MR. AND MRS. STAN AVIS. B.Com. '49,
(nee DAPHNE BLACK, B.Com. '49), a son,
Douglas John, November 26, 1958, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. AUBREY W. BELL, B.A. '51,
(nee CONNIE P. NEWMAN, Class of Home
Economics '54), a son, Christopher John, in
September,   1958,  in   Trinidad,  B.W.I.
MR. AND MRS. MARVIN A. CARPENTER,
B.Com. '54, a son, Murray Allen, May 31,
1958,  in  Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. BILL DONG, B.Com. '53, a
daughter, Maureen Kelly, October 6, 1958.
at Alert Bay.
MR. AND MRS. LORNE DYKE, B.Com. '56,
(nee ESTHER ANN BISSETT, B.A. '54),
a son, September 9, 1958, in Athens, Greece.
MR. AND MRS. DON SCOTT EVISON, B.
Com. '48, a son, Robin Scott, October 8, in
Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. ROD FEARN, B.A. '50, B.
Com. '50, B.Ed. '55, a daughter, Margo
Elizabeth,   August   10,   1958,   in   Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. J. MARCEL GAUDREAU,
(nee SHIRLEY M. CHISHOLM, B.A. '49),
a son, Gregory Mark, November 10, 1958, in
Ottawa, Ontario.
MR. AND MRS. R. S. GLOVER, B.Com. '51,
(nee SARA-LEE TIDBALL, B.P.E. '50), a
daughter, Karen Joan, September 29, 1958,
in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. R. F. JOHNSON, B.Com. '50,
a daughter, February 2, 1959, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. ALAN D. JOHNSTONE, B.
Com. '46, (nee JUNE MARY WEAVER,
B.A. '46), a son, October 21, 1958, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR A. KNIGHT, (nee
MARJORIE ROWLLINGS, B.Com. '49), a
son,  October  3,  1958,  in  Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. BILL LAVERY, B.Com. '50,
a son, Danny, January 26, 1959, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. HOWARD LEAR, B.Com. '54,
a daughter, Penny Jane, January 24, 1959,
In   Vancouver,
MR. AND MRS. ALLAN G. LEINWEBER,
B.Com. '55, a son,  Trevor Edward, July 19,
1958, in Calgary.
MR.   AND   MRS.   RON   M.    LESLIE,   B.Com.
'51,  (nee EVELYN WALLING, B.H.E. '48),
a  son,   Neil  Murray,   November  8,   1958,   in
Winnipeg.
MR. AND MRS. COLIN G. McDIARMID, B.A.
'54, a son, Mark  Stanton, December  3,  1958,
in  Urbana, Illinois.
MR.   AND   MRS.   EDWIN   B.   PARKER,   B.A.
'54,  a   daughter,   Karen   Liane,   January   13,
1959, in  Stanford, California.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
36 MR. AND MRS. B. JOHN L. ROLFE, B.Com.
'52, a daughter, Amanda Leslie, October 13,
1958,  in   Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. M. HAVELOCK ROLFE.
B.Com. '57, (nee SHEILA MADDEN, B.A.
'55), a son, Basil John Havelock, October
3,   1958,  in  Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL RYAN, B.Com.
'53, a daughter. Colleen Norah, October 15,
1958,  in   Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. ARCHIE L. ST. LOUIS, B.
Com. '48, a son, October 25, 1958, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE SCRIM (nee JOAN
PRATT, B.Com. '47), a daughter, Mary
Frances, January 17, 1959, in Pasadena California.
MR. AND MRS. PETER SMITH, B.A. '53,
(nee MARY JEAN LEVIRS, B.A. '57). a
daughter, Cynthia Gwen, September 28, 1958,
in  Victoria.
MR. AND MRS. CHESTER C. TAYLOR.
B.A.Sc. '48, a daughter, Jill Jennise, October   17,   1958,   in   Independence,   Missouri.
MR. AND MRS. NORMAN TODD, (nee
HELEN KENNEDY, B.P.E. '53), a son.
David Norman, September 18, 1958, in
Winter Haven, Florida.
MR. AND MRS. D'ALBERT TOWN, B.Com.
'49. twin daughters, November 24, 1958,
in   Vancouver.
MR.  AND MRS. FRANK J.  E.  TURNER,  B.
Com.   '39,   a   son,   Geoffrey,   November   22,
1958,   in   Vancouver.
MR.   AND  MRS.   ALEXANDER   M.   UNWIN.
B.A.  '51. M.Sc. '53,   (nee E. JOAN MUNRO,
B.A.  '51, M.Sc. '53), a son, John Alexander,
October  14,   1958,   in   Seattle,   Washington.
MR.   AND   MRS.   KENNETH   WARDROPER.
B.Com.  '47,   (nee NANCY WILSON, B.Com.
'46),  a  son,  in  Ottawa.
MR. AND MRS. RONALD J. WEBSTER,
B.Com. '49, (nee ELSPETH ANN CLYNE,
B.A. '50. B.S.W. '51), a daughter, Barbara,
January  31,   1959,  in  Vancouver.
M. AND MRS. C. ALFRED WESTCOTT, B.A.
'50, B.S.W. '51, a daughter, Deirdre Selina,
December   22,   1958,   in   Edmonton,   Alberta.
MR. AND MRS. DENIS R. T. WHITE, B.A.
'51, a son, Norman Ross Agnew, September
15,   1958,   in   Toronto,   Ontario.
MARRIAGES
AJELLO-HOPKINS. Peter Arnott Ajello, B.A.
'46, to Patricia Hopkins, in London, England.
ANDEREGG-BROOKS. Marco Anderegg to
Shirley   Drucilla   (Dru)   Brooks,   B.A.   '57.
ARBEIDER-WENSINK. G. D. Arbeider to
Phyllis   M.   Wensink,   B.H.E.   '56.
BADANIC-GARTLEY. John Stephan Bada-
nic, B.A. '53, to Mary Margaret Gartley.
B.A.   '55.
HAKONY-WHITE. Leo Irwin Bakony, B.A.
'44. to Abbie Jane White, in Eugene, Oregon.
BALDWIN-HOBBS. Richard William Baldwin,  B.S.A. '56,  to Dorothy Margaret Hobbs.
BARCLAY - ESTRUP — WESTWOOD. Paul
Barclay-Estrup, B.A. '57, to Patricia West-
wood,   B.A.   '58,   in   Victoria.
BLACK-SKEET. Douglas Peyton Black to
Dorothy   May   Skeet,   B.A.   '57.
BRIGDEN-NICOLLS. Jack F. Brigden to Joan
G.   Nicolls,   B.Com.   '45.
BROWN-SMITH. James Brooking Brown, B.A.
'40, D.Phil. {Oxon.), to Margaret Anne
Smith,   in   Oxford,   England.
BURKE-LLAMAS. Louis Burke, B.A. '51,
to  Maria  Ines   Llamas,   in   Lima,   Peru.
CAIRNS-GRADY. Allan Cairns to Patricia
Ruth Grady,  B.S.P.  '53,  in Oxford,  England.
CONNAGHAN-McGUIRK. Charles Joseph Connaghan to Erna Grace McGuirk, B.A. '66,
B.S.W. '57, in Port Moody.
CRAIG-ORTON. Douglas Bennell Craig,
B.A.Sc. '58, to Joan Elizabeth Ellery Orton,
B.H.E.   '56.
DAVIDSON-KNIGHT. Grant Davidson, B.Com.
'55, to Donna Knight, in Edmonton, Alberta.
de GUEFE-PATTERSON. Taffara de Guefe,
B.Com. '50, to Laurie Patterson, in Addis
Ababa,  Ethiopia.
EIDSVIK-MACDONALD. Harold Kristian
Eidsvik, B.S.F. '57, to Malvina Ann Macdonald,  B.S.N. '57, in Kamloops.
FARQUHARSON-RHOADES.    Robert  Howard
Farquharson,   B.A.   '49,   M.A.   '56.   to   Anne
Johnston   Rhoades,   in   Berkeley,   California.
FLOWERDEW - HODGSON.     Alan    Ravmond
Flowerdew   to   Elizabeth   Jane   Hodgson,   B.
Com.   '47.
FYFFE-MICHIE.     Gordon    John    Fyffe,    B.A.
'49,   M.D.   (Tor.),  to  Marion   Helen   Michie.
in   Don  Mills,  Ontario.
GALBRAITH-SADOWAY.      Stuart    Galbraith.
B.A.   '50,  to Victoria  Helen   Sadoway.
GORDON-HUCKVALE.    John Robert Meehan
Gordon,   B.A.Sc.   '58,   to   Jane   Eleanor   Virginia Huckvale, B.A.   '57,  in  Lethbridge,  Alberta.
GUNNING-WILKS. Donald Fitts Gunning.
B.A.Sc. '58, to Patricia Margaret (Patti)
Wilks. B.A. '57.
HARVEY-HADAWAY. Arthur Eric Harvey,
B.A.  '55,  to Patricia Ruth  Hadaway.
HASSAN-FRY. Mervyn Leslie Hassan, B.S.P.
'58, to Sylvia Ourie Rose Fry.
HILDEBRAND-COLLINS. Daniel Gerald Hil-
debrand, B.A.Sc. '58, to Margaret Jeanette
Collins.
HOLMES-BRANCA. James Patrick Holmes to
Dolores  Rose Branca, LL.B. '52.
JEFFERSON-POUNTNEY. Peter Norman Jefferson, B.Com '57, to Lloy Joan Pountney,
B.S.N.   '58.
JENSEN-LONG. Colin Hackett Jensen, B.
Corn.   '53,   to   Dolores   Althea   Long.
JOHNSTON-ARMITSTEAD. David McClary
Johnston, B.A. '58, to Mary Ellen Armit-
stead,  in  Langley.
JONES-DUNFIELD. Kenneth Frederick Jones,
B.Com. '55, to Jane Dunfield.
JOYCE-SNEATH. Murray Russell Jovce. B.
Com. '56, to D'Arcy Anne Sneath, in Regina,
Saskatchewan.
KEMP-KAGNOFF. Marvin Gerald Kemp. B.
Com. '53. to Corinne Alice Kagnoff.
KIRKLAND-HERD. Philip James Kirkland,
B.Com.   '58. to Lois  Orena Herd,  B.S.N.  '58.
LARGE-NELSON. John Barry Large to Barbara Alicia Nelson, B.A. '54, in New Westminster.
LUND-ETHERINGTON. Earl Albert Lund to
Sandra   Ann    Etherington,    B.H.E.    '58.
LUNDELL-McRAE. Sidney Arvid Lundell to
Joan   Frances   Katherine   McRae,   B.A.   '58.
MeATEER-ROBINSON. Kenneth Davidson Mc-
Ateer, B.Com. '58, to Diana Margaret Robinson.
MacAULAY-LOCKE. James Archibald Mac-
Aulay, LL.B. '56, to Alice Mary Locke, in
Ottawa,  Ontario.
McCOURT-TILTON. William Kenneth Mc-
Court, B.Com. '58, to Marjorie Joan Tilton.
MACKAY-FARRIS. John Rayner Mackay, B.
Com. '58. To Evlyn Fenwick Farris. B.A. '56.
McWILLIAMS-BROWN. James Frederick McWilliams, B.S.F. '53, to Barbara Ann Brown,
B.S.N.   '57,  in   Regina,   Saskatchewan.
MASTALIR-POWELL. John Mastalir to Marguerite Joan Powell, B.A. '48, in New York,
N.  Y.
MORGAN - PAYNE. John Francis Morgan,
B.A. '54, to Patricia Alice Payne.
MORRISON-UMPLEBY.    Arthur   Culver   Morrison   to  Jean   Sabina   Anne  Umpleby,   B.A.
'50.  in  Toronto,   Ontario.
MOUNTJOY-CHEYNE.     Eric   Walter   Mount-
joy,   B.A.Sc.   '55,   to   Anita   Patricia   Cheyne,
(Dip.   U.B.C.   School   of   Nursing,   '55),   in
Malton,   Ontario.
NEIL-LEWIS.   Rupert Cleveland Neil. B.Com.
'57, to Jane Lewis, in Tushingham, Cheshire,
England.
NELLES-WEIR.   Malcolm Kenyon Nelles, B.A.
(Queen's),   M.A.   (Tor.),   to  Christine   Sheila
Weir,   B.A.   "49,   LL.B.   '50,   in   Lillooet.
NELSON-GILLEY.    Arnold  Mervin  Nelson,  B.
Com.   '58,  to Wilma  Grace  Gilley,  B.A.   '57,
in  New Westminster.
NICHOL-SMITH.      John    Nichol,    B.S.F.    '58,
to   Patricia   Frances   Smith,   in   East   Trail,
B. C.
NICOLLS - UNDERHILL.     Oliver   Warburton
(Bob)   Nicolls,   B.A.Sc.   '58,   to   Mary   Genevieve Underhill,  B.A.   '58.
NIM1-MUKAI.     Peter   K.    Nimi,    B.S.P.    '56,
to Aster  Akemi  Mukai, B.S.P.  '57,  in  Steveston,  B. C.
NOBLE-LAUENER.    Kenneth  Matheson Noble
to  Madeleine  Cecile  Lauener,   B.S.N.   '57,   in
Trail, B. C.
NORDSTROM-SABELL. Thomas Alfred Nordstrom,  B.A.Sc.   '58,  to  Karel   Sabell.
PALMER - POSTILL.     Guy    Stewart   Palmer,
B.A. '34, to Beryl Marian Postill.
PARKER-LITTLE.    Ian   D.   Parker,   B.A.   '56,
to   Margaret   Little,   B.A.   '58,   B.Ed.   '58,   in
Victoria,  B. C.
PEARSON-CLARKE.   John  Raymond Pearson
to  Betty  Marion   Clarke,   B.Com.   '57.
PELTER-CHISHOLM.     George   Albert    (Joe)
Peiter,   B.A.   '49,   to  Muriel   Margaret   Chisholm,   in   Ottawa.
QUINN-KENNEDY.    Collin   Patrick   Quinn  to
Elaine Marie Kennedy, B.A. '54, B.S.W. '55.
RAYER-FOLVIK.    John   Rayer,   B.Com.   '57,
to Sylvia Janice Folvik.
RENSHAW-GARLAND.     Leslie   Francis   Ren-
shaw, B.S.F. '58, to Catherine Mary Garland.
RIDLEY-MATHESON.     John   Charles   Ridley,
B.A.   '53,   B.Com.   '55,   to   Elizabeth   (Betty)
Mae Matheson,  B.H.E.  '66.
ROSENBERG - ESKESTRAND.      Kenneth     J.
Rosenberg,   B.Com.   '54,   to  Ruth   Ragna   Es-
kestrand.
SAVARD-SKEET.     James    Frederick    Savard,
B.A.Sc.  '58,  to Elizabeth   (Betty)   Marguerite
Skeet.
STOVEL-BARRAUD.    Clark   Ernest   Stovel   to
Marguerite   Anne  Mary   Barraud.   B.A.   '50,
B.Ed.   '57,   in  Salmon   Arm,  B. C.
SWOPE-WOOLRICH.    William  Milton   Swope
to Mary Lou Woolrich, B.A.  '56.  B.S.W.  '57.
TOYNBEE-O'SULLIVAN.     Thomas   A.   Toyn-
bee,  B.Com.  '58,   to Yvonne  O'Sullivan.
VALLIERES-KERR.    Henry Bird  Vallieres to
Mildred  Emily  Kerr,  B.H.E.  '49,  in  Toronto,
Ontario.
WEBSTER-BRANGWYN.    John   Lindsay   Kenneth   Webster,   B.Com.   '58,   to   Ruth   Mary
Brangwyn.
WETHERILL-TOPPAN.   Ewart Arthur (Red)
Wetherill,    B.Arch.     '54,    M.Arch.     (M.I.T.),
to  Virginia  Toppan,   in   Newtonville,   Massachusetts.
WILD-O'BRIEN.    Edwin  Wild.   B.Com.   '58,  to
Deuise  O'Brien.
WILSON-HALL.   Billy Dick Wilson, B.A. '51,
D.D.S.   (U.   of   Wash.),   to   Lois   Elain   Hall,
in   Seattle,  Washington.
WOLFSON-MEHMEL.     Arthur   Stanley   Wolf-
son to Lucille Clara Mehmel. B.H.E.  '50, in
Toronto, Ontario.
WOODS-PATTEN.      David    Campbell    Woods,
B.Com.   '58,   to   Georgena   Elaine   Patten,   in
Vernon,   B. C.
WRIGHT-SYKES.    Ronald  Harvey  Wright,   B.
Com.   '54,   to Molly   Sykes,   in   Montreal.
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BRANCHES  AND  CONTACTS
U.B.C. ALUMNI  ASSOCIATION
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 856.
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, R.R.
#2.
Chemainus—A.  Gordon  Brand,*   B.Com.'34,   MacMillan & Bloedel Co.  Ltd.
Chilliwack—Mrs.   Leslie   E.   Barber,   B.A/37,   525
Williams Road N.
Cloverdale—Rees L.  Hugh,*  B.A/53,  Box 330.
Courtenay—Harold S. S. Maclvor,* B.A/48, LL.B.
'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,    B.A/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.
'56.
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,   252
Victoria Street.
Kelowna—Arthur P.  Dawe, B.A/38, Box 41, Okanagan Mission.
Kimberley—Wm.  H. R. Gigney, B.A.S.C/50, 26-1 st
Avenue, Chapman Camp.
Kitimat—John    H.    Calam,*    B.A/48,    Box   670,
Nechako Centre Postal Stn.
Ladner—Lawrence L. Goodwin,* B.A/51,  Box  100.
Langley—Hunter    Vogel,*    Cloverdale    Paint    6
Chemicals Ltd.
Lillooet—Thomas  F.  Hadwin,*  B.A.Sc/30,  District
Manager,  Bridge River Area,  B.C.   Electric Co.
Ltd., Shalalth, B.C.
Merritt—Richard   M.   Brown,*   B.A/48,   LL.B/52,
Box  1710.
Mission  City—Fred  A.   Boyle,*   B.A/47,   LL.B/50,
P.O. Box 628, Arcade Bldg.
Nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, B.A/49,  LL.B/50,  Box
121.
Nelson—Leo S.  Gansner,  B.A/35,   B.Com/35,  Box
490.
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, Box 152.
Powell River—Dr. & Mrs.  John L.  Keays, B.A/41,
B.A.Sc/41, B.A/39, Box 433.
Prince   George—George   W.    Baldwin,    B.A.    '50,
LL.B.   '51   277   Dominion  Street.
Prince  Rupert—James  T.   Harvey,*   B.A/28,   P.O.
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.  Perry, LL.B/50,  P.O.  Box
790.
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, M.A.'51, 3825
Merriman Drive.
White Rock—Mr.  & Mrs.  Lynn K. Sulley,*  B.S.A.
'44,  B.A/40,  L.  K.  Sully &  Co.,   14933 Washington Avenue.
Williams  Lake—Mrs.  C.   Douglas Stevenson,   B.A.
'27, Box 303.
Windermere—Mrs.  G.  A.  Duthie,*   Invermere.
Woodfibre—R. H. McBean,* B.A/40, Alaska Pine
& 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.
Maritimes—Mrs.    Maxine    Brandis,*    St.    Francis
Xavier   University,   Antigonish,   N.S.
Montreal, Quebec—Joseph  M.   Schell,  B.A/21,  47
Chesterfield Avenue.
Ottawa, Ontario—Victor W.  Johnston,  B.Com/44,
1099 Aldea Avenue.
Peterborough—F. R. Hmron,* B.A.Sc/49, 682 Victory Crescent.
Regina,  Saskatchewan—Gray A.  Gillespie,  B.Com.
'48,  c/o Gillespie Floral  Ltd.,  1841   Scarth St.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J.   Pepper, B.A/39,
M.A/41, Dept. of Chemistry,  Univ. of Sask.
Toronto,   Ontario—Harry   C.   Campbell,    B.A/40,
Chief Librarian, Toronto Public Library.
Winnipeg,  Manitoba—E.   W.   H.   Brown,   B.A/34,
Hudson's  Bay  Co.
Foreign
Berkeley,    Calif.—Robert   H.    Farquharson,''   B.A.
'49,   M.A.   '56,   1325   Albina   Avenue,   Zone   6;
Mrs. Lynne W.  Pickler,* B.A.  '22, 291  Alvarado
Road,  Zone 5.
California,   Northern—Albert   A.   Drennan,*   B.A
'23,   420 Market Street,  San  Francisco   11;   Dr.
Oscar   E.   Anderson,*   B.A.   '29,   M.A    '31,   185
Graystone Terrace,  San  Francisco.
New York, U.S.A.—Miss Rosemary Brough, B.A/47,
214 East 51st Stret.
Palo   Alto,   Calif.—Ed.   Parker,'   B.A.   '54,   Bldg
202,   Apt.   5,   Stanford   Village,   Stanford;   Mrs
A. M. Snell,* B.A. '32, 750 Northampton Drive.
Portland, Oregon—Dr.  Dovid B. Charlton,  B.A/25,
2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Santa    Clara,    Calif.—Mrs.     Fred    M.    Stephen,*
B.A.   '25,  381   Hayes   Avenue.
Seattle, Wash.—William A. Rosene, B.A/49,  10536
Alton Ave. N.E.
United Kingdom—Mrs.  Douglas Roe, 901   Hawkins
House, Dolphin Square, London, S.W.I, England
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HBC proudly offers the homes of Vancouver the contemporary classic in
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at history we find that Josiah Wedgwood was the fifth generation of
English potters. After his apprenticeship he longed to improve the
glazes, forms and body of the earthenware of his time. The pottery
at Stoke-on-Trent is still maintained by the Wedgwood family . . .
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HBC invites you to see our extensive Wedgwood collection and the many
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