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 U.B.C. ALUMNI
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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
Editor:   Harry  T.   Logan,  M.C,   M.A.
Assistant to the Editor: Sally Gallinarl, B.A.'49.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President, Peter J.
Sharp, B.Com.'36; Past President, G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39; First Vice-President, Hugh
John Hodgins, B.A.Sc.'28; Third Vice-President, Dean Blythe A. Eagles, B.A.'22; Treasurer,    Archie    P.   Gardner,    B.A. '37;    Executive
Published in Vancouver
Secretary, A. H. Sager, D.F.C, B.A.Sc.'38;
Chronicle Editor, Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: John Ashby, B.A.'33;
Mrs. Morris Belkin, B.A/40; Dr. W. G. Black,
B.A.'22; E. G. Perrault, B.A.'48; Mrs. Lawrence
E. Ranta, B.A/35, B.A.Sc.(Nurs.)'39; Leonard B.
Stacey, B.A.Sc'24. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A.'39; Applied Science, Stuart S. Lefeaux, B.A.Sc.'45;
Architecture, Harry Lee, B. Arch.'50; Arts,
Harold W. Fullerton, B.A.'29; Commerce,
Donald A. McRae, B.Com.'47; Forestry, Norman
Dusting, B.S.F.'52; Home Economics, Mrs.
George Cornwell, B.H.E.'49; Law, Brian W. F.
McLoughlin, LL.B.'50; Medicine, Victor A.
MacPherson, B.A.'50, M.D/54; Pharmacy, Miss
Canada, and authorised as second class mail, Post
Anne Tomljenovich, B.S.P.'54; Physical Education, Richard Mitchell, B.P.E.'49; Social
Work, George V. Jones, B.S.W.'49, M.S.W.'50.
SENATE REPRESENTATIVES: Miss Marjorie
Agnew, B.A.'22; The Hon. Mr. Justice A. E.
Lord, B.A.'21; Dr. I. McTaqgart-Cowan, F.R.S.C,
B.A.'32, Ph.D.(Calif.)'35. ALMA MATER
SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE:   Ron  Bray,  A.M.S.
President.        _ ...    . . _
Editorial Committee
Chairman: Peter J. Sharp; Members: G. Dudley
Darling,  Harry T.  Logan,   E. G.  Perrault,  A.  H.
Saaer- Chronicle Offices
Business    Office:    201     Brock    Hall,     U.B.C,
Vancouver 8,  B.C.   Editorial Office:  207 Brock
Hall,   U.B.C,  Vancouver  8,   B.C.
Office Dept., Ottawa.
Vol. 10. No. 1
Spring, 1956
CONTENTS  INCLUDE
PAGE
Lieutenant Governor  Inspects Tri-Service
Parade   3
Editorial   5
Branches—Art  Sager          5-7
Graduate Profile: Charles A. H. Wright—
Dean   Henry  C.  Gunning         8-9
The   President   Reports ...... 11
No News is Good News—David Brock 13
Elementary   Education   in   B.C.   F.P.L. 14-15
At the Sign of the Totem      16-17
Makers of the University: Evlyn F. Farris
Evelyn Lett and Winifred Lee 18-19
Directory of Alumni Contacts .        19
Religious Studies at U.B.C.—W. G. Black 20-21
Books  by Alumni             22-23
Development Fund, New Record—
Art Sager  ...,.               25
Alumni ..          26-27
The Faculty 29
Sports Summary—R. J.  (Bus)  Phillips     .       31
Handsome Donation by Sales Bureau        32
Campus—Gordon Armstrong   33
Marriages   34
Obituaries  ...     ._._..      34
FRONT COVER
Tentative drawings by University Architects, Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt,
showing the new Arts and Science group of
buildings situated at the corner of the Main
Mall and Memorial Road. To the right is the
Classroom Block of two storeys extending
East and West on Memorial Road. On the
North side to the left is the Lecture Block of
two storeys (see smaller picture). Beyond is a
four-storey Office Block; these two buildings
are separated by a landscaped quadrang'e. On
the roof of the two-storey Classroom Block is
seen the Faculty Lounge. Brock Hall stands
at  the   East end  of  Memorial  Road.
NOTICE
ANNUAL   DINNER  MEETING
ALUMNI  ASSOCIATION
BROCK  HALL
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1956
6:30  P.M.
ALL   ALUMNI   AND   FRIENDS   ARE   INVITED
Phone or write Alumni Office for Reservations
DIRECTORY   OF   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   BRANCHES
AND  PRESIDENTS
Calgary—S.  P.   Burden,   B.A.Sc.'40,  3032  26th
St., S.W.
Northern  California—Albert  A.   Drennan,   B.A.
'23, 420 Market St.,  San  Francisco  1 1.
Southern  California—Les.  W.  McLennan,   B.A.
'22,   917  Sierra  Vista   Drive,   Fullerton.
Creston—W. H. Wilde, B.A.'50, M.S. (Utah)'52,
Box  1167.
Edmonton—C A. Westcott, B.A.'50, B.S.W.'51,
10138-100  "A" St.
Kimberley—L.    H.    Garstin,    B.A.'40,    M.A/46,
Box 313.
Kelowna—Nancy    Gale,    M.A/39,    234    Beach
Ave.
Montreal—H.   P.   Capozzi,   B.A/47,   B.Com.'48,
P.O. Box 6000.
Nanaimo—Hugh   B.   Heath,   B.A/49,   LL.B/50,
Box  121.
Ocean   Falls—John   Graham,    B.A.Sc/50,    P.O.
Box  598.
Ottawa—Jack Davis, B.A.Sc/39, Ph.D. (McGill),
1 15 Reid Ave.
Penticton—William T. Halcrow, 300 Farrell St.
Lieutenant Governor Inspects Services
Lieutenant Governor Frank M. Ross, C.M.G., M.C, and Mrs. Ross, D.B.E., were
guests of the University on Friday afternoon, March 2, on the occasion of the
Sixth Annual Tri-Service Parade held in the Armoury. This was His Honour's
first visit to the U.B.C. since he assumed office in Victoria.
The University Naval Training Division, the Canadian Officers' Training Corps,
and the Reserve University Squadron paraded for Inspection as a single Unit
under Command of their Cadet Officers, with F/C J. R. M. Gordon as Parade
Wing Commander, 2/Lt. J. A. Conyers as Parade 2nd-in-Command and Cadet
H. E. M. Candless R.C.N. (R.) as Parade Warrant Officer. The R.C.A.F. Band
from Edmonton was in attendance.
After inspecting the Cadets in their respective Navy, Army and Air Force
training formations, His Honour took the Salute in a traditional March Past.
He was accompanied on the platform by the Chancellor, The Honourable Chief
Justice Sherwood Lett, President MacKenzie and the Commanding Officers of
the three detachments, viz., Lt. Cdr. E. S. W. Belyea (U.N.T.D.), Lt. Col. John F.
McLean (C.O.T.C), and W/C Ray G. Herbert, (R.U.S.). Commissions and
training certificates were then presented to the ninety-four Officers and Officer
Cadets who had completed successfully their period of training.
President MacKenzie on behalf of the University spoke a few words of welcome
to His Honour who was then invited by the Chancellor to address the Cadets.
Following the inspection, tea was served in the Mess and, in the evening, the
Annual Tri-Service Ball was held in H.M.C.S. Discovery, Stanley Park.
An unusually pleasant feature was included in the afternoon events when
Lieutenant Governor Ross presented the Chancellor with his Canadian Forces
Decoration (CD.). In reading the citation for the award, President MacKenzie
made happy reference to Brigadier Lett's long period of service to the University
as well as to the Army and to Canada.
The Honourable Frank M. Ross, C.M.G., M.C, presents Chancellor, The Honourable Sherwood
Lett, C.B.E , D.S.O., M.C, E.D., with the Canadian Forces Decoration, given for long and meritorious
service. Seen in the picture from Left are: President MacKenzie, C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, W/C Ray
G. Herbert, D.F.C, Lt. Cdr. E. S. W. Belyea, Lt. Col. John F. McLean, D.S.O.
Portland—Dr. David B. Charlton, B.A/25, 2340
Jefferson St.
Prince   George—Dennjng   E.   Waller,    B.A/49,
D.D.S.,   1268  5th Ave.
Prince  Rupert—John  Banman,   B.A.Sc/46,  215
Elizabeth Apts.
Regina—Gray   A.   Gillespie,    B.Com.'48,    1841
Scarth St.
Seattle—Robert J.  Boroughs, B.A/39, M.A/43,
2515 S.W.  169th Place (66).
Summerland—G. Ewart Wolliams, B.A/25,
M.Sc.(Idaho), Dominion Field Laboratory of
Plant  Pathology.
Trail—J. V. Rogers, B.A.Sc/33, CM. 8. S. Co.
Ltd.
Venezuela—H. Leslie Brown, B.A/28, Canadian  Embassy, Apartado 3306, Caracas.
Victoria—Dr. W. H. Gaddes, B.A/39, M.A/46,
4150 Cedar Hill  Rd.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        A The Editor's Page
Branches
The Next Decade at U.B.C. — Growth and Fulfilment
Generous Support Needed
The Architects' Drawings of the new Arts Faculty Group of Buildings, shown
on the Front Cover of this Issue, illustrate the unusual degree of building
activity planned for the Campus during the coming summer. In his Report on
page 11, the President mentions, among important happenings at the University
in recent months, discussions and plans about other key buildings soon to be
constructed at Point Grey. The erection of these permanent buildings, together
with the Crown Grant of an additional 433 acres to the Campus area, is a happy
reminder of steady progress toward the cherished goal of adequate housing
and playing fields within the next ten years.
The University is in fact, going through a period of rapid and definitely solid
expansion. In a forecast prepared by the University for submission to the
Gordon Commission on Canadian Economic Development, it is calculated that
the year 1985 will see 30,000 British Columbia young people seeking higher
education. The value of such a forecast is very great for it serves to emphasise
the magnitude of the problem to be faced by the next generation of University
administrators. For the present, however, and in a time of expansion such as we
are now experiencing, it is wholesome for us, while realising and studying the
long-term situation, to follow the example of large-scale industrial undertakings
and develop our overall plan by stages.
The stage of development in which we find ourselves at U.B.C. began at the
end of World War II and has still at least another decade to run before further
drastic changes in organisation need be expected or contemplated. The period
has seen the enlargement of the three original Faculties, the creation of new
Faculties of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Forestry, and the setting up of Schools
of Architecture, Physical Education, Home Economics, Education, Social Work
and Commerce. Within these enlarged boundaries, a fresh phase in U.B.C.'s
growth has emerged, enforcing upon the Administration new and heavy commitments of every kind. The fulfilment of these commitments, keeping in mind the
statistical forecast of the student population for the ensuing ten years, would
appear to be the primary objective of the Administration for the present.
In the February number of U.B.C. Reports, President MacKenzie wrote; "I
think the Province should look forward to equipping and staffing adequately the
existing expensive University Faculties, Schools and Departments in fields such
as Medicine, Engineering, Forestry, Law, Architecture, Education etc., which
it is not likely to want to duplicate. We must make a determined effort within
the next ten years to see that these Faculties, Schools, and Departments are
well staffed, adequately housed and supplied with the facilities and equipment
that really first-class professional training requires", and he added his view that
the plan should include further provision for dormitories for men and women
students, for Library expansion, together with the development of Graduate
Studies and the University Research programmes.
It is premature to prophesy what form the next phase of U.B.C. development
will take, in order to deal with the education of the second 15,000 addition to the
student body. Will another multi-Faculty University be established in the
Province ? Will Colleges giving degree work in certain fields of study be set up
to relieve the pressure of numbers at the mother institution ? Will junior students
be funnelled off to Junior Colleges in various centres in the Province, coming
for their final years to their Alma Mater? Whatever solution may be found to
this problem of the future, certain it is that no decision will be taken without
the most careful study of these and possibly other plans.
In the meantime, President MacKenzie expresses his firm belief that, whatever
form of decentralisation may be adopted, "there should in the future be only
one University of British Columbia, with only one governing board . . . The
problems of our immediate growth . . . are problems which we can solve if we
receive the support that we need to provide adequate academic facilities, adequate
housing and above all, an adequate ratio of Faculty members to Students."
Can it be doubted that the University will obtain, from public and private
sources, the support needed to enable her to reach her objective in the next
decade ? If the required help is not forthcoming, it will not be due to any failure
of President MacKenzie who, during the eleven years of his office, has given
himself without reserve to the service of
the University, and by all the means at
his disposal, has placed the University and  /  / T      #       o
her needs before the minds and hearts of / V CK/\nJ-i       '   .      I—.Oj CKa^
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EDMONTON—Annual Meeting,
Luncheon, March 23. Special Guest:
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. New Executive: Past President, Hugh Mason,
B.A.'48; President, C. A. Westcott,
B.A.'50, B.S.W.'51; Secretary, Beverley
Gartrell; Treasurer, Sidney Usiskin,
F'h.D.'55; Vice-Presidents, Ralph
Heune and John L. Haar, B.A.'50;
Executive Members, Art Bunn, B.A.
'48, B.S.W/49, M.S.W.'51, Jack Charlton, B.A.'38, Lloyd Alexander, B.A.Sc.
'52, and Mrs. H. A. (Dorothy) Dyde,
B.A.'30.
KELOWNA—General Meeting, January 18. New Executive: President,
Nancy Gale, M.A.'39; Vice-President,
Sidney A. Swift, B.A.'37, B.Com.'37;
Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. J. M.
(Helen) McLennan, B.A.'23. The
Branch is planning to entertain Dean
Dorothy Mawdsley during her visit to
the Okanagan in March.
KITIMAT. Art Sager visited February 16 and 17, met many grads—including Dick Goss, LL.B.'50, and John
Calam, B.A.'48. He attended a meeting of the new Toastmasters' Club,
toured residential and plant camp
sites and discussed education and its
many problems with Alumni and
friends.
LOS ANGELES—Dinner Meeting,
December 10, at the Biltmore Hotel.
Speaker: Dr. W. E. Seyer. Those present: Jean and Harry Cross, B.A.'24,
M.A.'35, Ph.D.(S.Cal.)'40, of Santa
Monica; Bill, (B.A.Sc'22, M.A.'23),
and Vangie Gale of Whittier; Marge
and Doug (B.A.'48, B.A.Sc'49) Mc-
Cawley of Long Beach; Mr., (B.A.Sc.
'35, M.A.Sc'36), and Mrs. Walter Scott
of Los Angeles; Mr. John R. Taylor,
B.A.'31, of Ojai, Mrs. Elizabeth Verlot
of Los Angeles; Dr. Belle McGauley of
Los Angeles; Mr., (B.Com.'47), and
Mrs., (B.Com.'46), W. K. Wardroper of
Los Angeles; Bill and Ada Ferguson
of Brea; Maxine, (B.A.'27), and Edith,
(B.A.'29), McSweyn of Los Angeles;
Guy, (B.A.Sc'24), and Mrs. Corfield of
San Gabriel; Dr. Seyer of Westwood;
Cora, (B.A.'22), and Lester, (B.A.'22,
B.Sc.(Oxon.)'32), McLennan of Fuller-
ton.
NANAIMO—Annual Dinner Meeting on March 1, at the Malaspina
Hotel. Guest Speaker: Professor F. H.
Soward, Director of International
Studies and newly appointed Associate
Dean of Graduate Studies. Report in
Summer Issue.
OCEAN FALLS. Art Sager visited
February 13-15, and attended an informal meeting of grads. John Graham, B.A.Sc.—President, Ed. Barnes,
B.A.Sc'50 — Secretary. The Alumni
Association Secretary also toured the
Plant, spoke to High School students
(John Moe, B.A.'40—Principal) and
met many local Alumni informally. He
reports having had a very pleasant
three days.
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PENTICTON—1955 Executive: President, W. T. Halcrow; Vice President,
M. Davis; Secretary-Treasurer, Don
Kerr, B.S.A.'38; Second Vice-President, Grace  D'Aoust, B.A.'49.
PORTLAND — Annual Meeting,
afternoon reception on Sunday, January 29, at the home of Dr. D. B. Charlton, B.A.'25. Guests: Harry Logan and
Art Sager. Present: Les, (B.S.A.'51),
and Mrs., (B.S.A.'49), Crosby; Mr. and
Mrs. Claire Morris; Mr., (B.S.A.'42,
B.Com.'46, M.S.A.'48), and Mrs., (B.A.
'43), R. W. Grahame; Mr. (B.Com.*50),
and Mrs. Eric Barker; Mr., (B.S.A.
'52), and Mrs. Jack Lindsay; Mrs. J.
M. Orr; Mr. Ken Ross, B.A.'39; Miss
Yvonne Paul, B.A.'47; Mrs. Fred Hutchinson, B.A.'43; Mr., (M.S.W.'50),
and Mrs. John Mozzanini; Mr.,
(B.A.Sc.'42), and Mrs. Norman Burnett; Miss Alma Mahon; Miss Margaret Sutherland, B.A.'49; and Miss
Mildred Iverson.
PRINCE GEORGE—General Meeting, October 21. Guest: Dean George
Allen of the Faculty of Forestry. Executive: President, Denning Waller,
B.A.'49, D.D.S.; Vice-President, Howard Barton, B.A.'50; Secretary-Treasurer, Elsie Gorbat; Members at large:
Moira English, B.A.'41, Jack Beech,
B.A.'42, George Baldwin, B.A.'50,
LL.B.'51.
PRINCE RUPERT. Art Sager
visited February 19-20. Attended Sunday afternoon meeting of the Branch
at which John Banman, B.A.Sc'46, was
appointed President; A. H. Dowsley,
B.A.'50, Vice-President, and Herb
Bepch, Secretary. He spoke to High
School students, many teachers, School
Board members and was entertained
at dinner by Cecil Ritchie, B.A.'37,
School Inspector.
SEATTLE—Informal   meeting   and
the  Executive  Secretary.
film showing at the Hub, University o:f
Washington, January 25. Guests: H. T.
Logan, Art Sager and Ed Parker
(U.B.C. Information Officer). Present:
Mr., (B.A.'39, M.A.'43), and Mrs.
(B.A.'39), Robert Boroughs; Fred
Brewis, B.Com.'49; William Rosene,
B.A.Sc'51; Miss Sophie Laddy, B.S.A.
'50; Dr. Fred Laird, B.A/22, B.A.Sc.
'23; Mr., (B.A.'25), and Mrs. Stan
Arkley; Cliffe Mathers, B.A.Sc'23;
Elizabeth Norie, B.A.'39; Ronald Todd,
B.A.'29; Peter Gellatly, B.A.'49; Harvey Richman, B.Com/53; Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Hvattum; Miss Nora Clark,
B.A/47; Mr., (B.A/49), and Mrs.
Frank Perry.
TRAIL—Annual Dinner Meeting on
January 20. Special Guests: Dean G.
C. Andrew and Mr. Neal Harlow. New
Executive elected: President, J. V.
Rogers, B.A/33; Vice-President, M. H.
Mason, B.Com.'33; Secretary-Treasurer, C. H. G. Bushell, B.A.Sc/42;
Executive Committee: Catherine Daly,
B.A/30; Dr. C. S. Fowler, B.A/47; S.
Graham, B.A/34; W. K. Gwyer,
B.A.Sc/36; Eric Jones, B.A.Sc/48;
Mrs. Daisy Lee, B.A/29; W. Ruck,
B.A.Sc/45; Dr. M. M. Wright, B.A.Sc.
'38; Past-President, Dr. C. A. H.
Wright, B.Sc.'17. Those present: S. J.
Graham, B.A/37. R. K. W. Green,
B.A.Sc/35, John Louie, B.A.Sc/45, J.
Daly, B.A/24, Catherine Daly, B.A/30,
Richard Tarson, B.A/54, Diane Dris-
coll, P.E/55, G.D. Ellison, B.A.Sc/47,
M. M. Wright, B.A.Sc/38, Marion Bell,
B.A/39, R. C. Bell, B.A.Sc/38, Ann-
Ellen Jones, B.A/48, Hazel. Hill,
B.S.W/50, J. E. Jones, B.A.Sc/48, N.
B. Fromson, B.A/51, O. H. Gill, B.A.Sc.
'27, A. Murray, B.A/48, W. G. Bushell,
B.A.Sc/42, J. V. Rogers, B.A.Se.'33, C.
A. H. Wright, B.Sc/17, Ruth W.
Rogers, B.A/33, J. Mason, B.Com.'33,
Willa   Bushell,  B.A/36,   Mary   Selby,
Portland Alumni Branch Picnic. From Lett: Mrs. John Mozzanini, Margaret Sutherland, Magdelene
Philips, Yvonne Paul seated in front, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Grahame, Mrs. and Mr. Norm Burnett,
Ken Ross, Mrs. Jane Anderson.   In the Rear: Tom Patterson, Dr. Charlton, Berk Anderson and Monty
and Derek Anderson.
TERRACE. Art Sager visited February 18 and 21. He was entertained
by Mr. Fred Admes of Columbia Cellulose, John Weiss, Archie Cameron and
John Lawrence, Principal of the High
School. He met many Alumni and
friends, talked to High School students
and School Board members and was
entertained at a square dance.
Alumni  at  Prince  Rupert  get  together.
B.A/26, E. H. Bautchi, B.A.Sc.'36, H.
R. Hanley, B.A.Sc/29, J. D. Hartley,
B.A.Sc/27, Dorothy E. Williams, B.A.
'35, R. Layton Stewart, B.A/36, J.
C. Roberts, B.A.Sc/30, Lloyd Williams,
B.A.Sc/32, Helen Roberts, B.A/34,
Olive Graham, B.A/34.
VICTORIA—Executive Meeting-
January 9, at the home of the President Dr. W. H. Gaddes, B.A/39, M.A.
'46. Plans were made for the last of
three Panel Meetings February 29,
entitled "New Canadians: Assimilation?" Six New Canadians with Dr.
William Black, Regional Liaison Officer of the Department of Citizenship
and Immigration, Mrs. E. T. Livesay,
President of the Council of Women,
Victoria, and David Woodsworth, Director of Family and Children's Service, Victoria, will be the speakers.
WILLIAMS LAKE — Professor
Geoffrey Davies of the History Department addressed the Board of
Trade on January 18 and met many
Alumni and friends informally. Mrs.
(Anne) C. D. Stevenson B.A/27, and
T. B. (Tom) Beams, B.A/49, helped
in the arrangements.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Cnarles  A.  H.  Wright,  B.Sc.'17.
U.B.C.'s first graduate in Chemical
Engineering has established an outstanding record of service and accomplishment of which his Department and
the Faculty of Applied Science are
justifiably proud. Charles Wright
graduated with the Degree of B.Sc. in
Chemical Engineering in April 1917,
to become the first graduate engineer
of the University. His constructive
interest in the University, evidenced
by the leading role he played in undergraduate student affairs, has continued
throughout the years and for many
years he has been an active member
of Senate.
Charles was born on April 4, 1896
at Salisbury, New Brunswick, the son
of the late Lewis Alexander Wright
and Ella (Holstead) Wright. His
father was a successful lumberman
in Moncton. He obtained his primary
education in New Brunswick and attended King Edward High School in
Vancouver from 1910 to 1913. The first
two years of University were taken
at McGill University College in Vancouver. In the fall of 1915, he continued his studies when U.B.C. opened
its doors and his degree of B.Sc. was
awarded two years later. Eye trouble
had prevented enlistment for Overseas
Service but in 1918 he succeeded in
being accepted in the Canadian Construction Corps, then training in North
Vancouver. Later in the year he joined
the Royal Canadian Engineers, C.E.F.,
and his eyes still sparkle when he
speaks of the subsequent "Battle of
Brockville". Demobilised late in 1918,
he returned to U.B.C. as a Demonstrator in Chemistry and earned his
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry the following spring. His work for this degree was directed by the late Professor
Douglas Mcintosh. The Fall of 1919
saw Charles enrolled at McGill for
Doctorate studies in Physical Chemistry under Dr. Otto Maass, and the
Ph.D. was awarded in 1921 with such
Graduate Profile-
Charles A. H.Wright
BY DEAN HENRY C. GUNNING, B.A.Sc.'23, M.Sc, Ph.D. (M.I.T.)
distinction that he won the Ramsay
Memorial Fellowship for Canada. The
Fellowship enabled him to spend two
years, 1921 and 1922, at University
College, London, under the Supervision
of F. G. Donnan, and included a tour
of study of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Fuel Industries of Holland,
Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia
— an experience which actually led to
Charles' lifetime work in Canada. An
additional invaluable period was spent
in 1922 and 1923 with the Tate Electrolytic Textile Products Company at
Providence, R.I., and another year with
the world-famous Arthur D. Little
Company, Chemical Engineers, of
Cambridge, Massachusetts. The West
Coast continued its strong appeal, and
Charles returned to U.B.C. in 1924 as
Lecturer in Chemistry, when Professor Archibald was stricken with a premature illness.
In May 1925 Charles joined the Research Staff of Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company and moved to
Trail to begin a successful career that
led, in 1945, to his present position
of Consulting Chemical Engineer of
the Company. From 1943 to date he
has served as Consulting Engineer for
the important Project 9 — Heavy
Water production. In addition, he has
served as member or chairman of
important Company committees, having to do with both technical and
human relations problems. In recent
years he has been responsible for the
important Cominco Fellowships and
Scholarships.
U.B.C. Basketbal1 Team, Session 1916-17. From
Left, Standing: Frank Emmons, Syd Anderson,
Bill Abercrombie. Middle: Chas. Wright, Micky
McDougall, Don "Pinky" Morrison. Front:
Forbes  Brown.
Sapper,  Royal Canadian  Engineers,
Moncton, N.B.
Charles married Mary Lawson, a
graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital,
Montreal, and a large part of his well-
groomed appearance, courtly manner
and charming sociability must certainly be attributed to the beneficient influences of Mrs. Wright and their four
accomplished daughters — Carol, Mrs.
R. S. Pack of Toronto, Mary (Mimi),
Mrs. M. M. Labes of Williamstown,
Mass.; Nancy, Mrs. A. Antonacci of
Toronto, and Charlotte of the Royal
Winnipeg Ballet. Carol and Nancy are
graduates of th Royal Conservatory
of Music, Toronto (Piano); — Mary
graduated from U.B.C. (B.P.E/51) and
later from Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
Charles' non-professional activities
have been multitudinous and since
graduation, have had mainly to do with
educational, charitable and youth endeavours. As an undergraduate at
U.B.C. he was President of the Engineering Undergraduate Society and a
member of the Student Council. In his
final year he succeeded Sherwood Lett
as President of the Student Council.
A keen athlete, he played on the Universitv basketball team along with
Don Morrison, the late Syd Anderson
and several other well-known graduates.
Trail, the Kootenays, and British
Columbia as a whole have benefitted
greatly by his years of unselfish service and public - spirited initiative.
Surely   few   persons   can   equal   his
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE With Dr. Otto Maass at McGill University, 1920.
record of important administrative
offices in public organisations. He was
the first President, B.C. Chamber of
Commerce, President, Trail Chamber
of Commerce, Associated Boards of
Trade and Chambers of Commerce of
Southeastern B.C., Trail Skating Club,
which he organised, President District
Council, The Boy Scouts Association
and Member Canadian General Council, organiser and President, Trail
District Recreational Projects Society,
President, Trail and District Arts
and Crafts Association, organiser and
President, Trail Y.M.C.A., and President, Chemical Institute of Canada.
His directorships include the B.C.
Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer
Society, B.C. Division, Canadian Mental Health Association and Canadian
Chamber of Commerce. He has been
a member of the U.B.C. Senate,
elected by Convocation, for 17 years,
and is one of the most regular and
active attendants.
He acknowledges curling and gardening as his principal hobbies, but
any visitor to Trail from U.B.C. will
testify that warm and generous hospitality in a charming home is one
of his major avocations. To many,
Charles is 'Mr. Trail' or 'Mr. West
Kootenay'.
One of the achievements of which
he is most justly proud is the building
of the magnificent Trail Memorial
Centre, whose plans are not yet quite
completed, and the provision of other
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A group of graduates, studying in England,
photographed at 14 Bedford Place, London,
1921. From Left: Willson Coates, A. L. Marshall Roy Vollum, Chas. Wright, John Mennie,
Sherwood  Lett,  Lennox  Mills.
splendid recreational facilities in the
Trail District. These undertakings,
which have involved the raising, locally, of more than $1,000,000, are the
work of the Trail District Recreational
Projects Society, of which Dr. Wright
is the organiser and President. The
Kids' Skating Rink, which is a feature
of the Memorial Centre, dedicated for
the use of children, is probably the
only rink of its kind in Canada.
His ability to keep in the forefront
of his own profession, in addition to
his tremendous public services, is attested by a lengthy list of technical
articles published between the years
1919 and 1955, by his senior position
in our major industrial Company, and
by his election as President of the
Chemical Institute. Lesser mortals
may well wonder how he does it as
they strive to emulate him. He is a
member of five technical societies and
is a B.C. registered Professional Engineer.
Charles has always believed in the
necessity of creating and maintaining
a high standard of professional and
technical training. In an address
delivered in 1947, when President of
the Chemical Institute of Canada, he
said: "I would suggest that a great
deal of modern production depends not
only on the two factors, capital and
labour, about which we hear so much,
but on a third factor as well, namely,
executive and professional personnel
which includes management and the
technical staff. Modern industry is
undoubtedly realizing to an ever- increasing extent how important a part
this third factor plays in the continued
success of a company, and is rapidly
taking steps to improve its position in
this respect." The same theme was
developed in a paper prepared for the
Eighth Resources Conference held at
Victoria in February 1955, where he
declared "that the mineral industry is
demanding an ever-increasing measure
of scientific and technical training of
its employees."
His thinking with regard to Education, a process which he looks upon
as a "Way of life", may be seen in
words of advice spoken to a High
School graduating class recently:
"Never stop learning and keep your
eye constantly on your objective. In
your personal striving for success be
unselfish and shape your lives, not
only for yourself and your family, but
also for the benefit of the community
in which you live, and for this nation
which has given you so much and
which holds such great opportunities
for you."
The first engineer to graduate from
U.B.C. has set an example of industry,
professional skill and public service
that has been of incalculable assistance to all later graduates and will be
a beacon to guide those in the years
ahead.
The
month   of   March
Month.
is   Red   Cross
•fr ir it
Remember Alumni Association Annual
Dinner,   Brock   Hall,   6:30,   April   19.
Flashback
Science '30, Twenty-fifth Anniversary, 1955.
From Left, Standing: Em. Abernethy (Mech.), Jim Hadgkiss (Chem.), Hugh Macdonald (Elec),
Tom Hadwin (Elec), Charley Deans (Civil), Alec Hrennikoff (Civil), Audsley Rhodes (Chem.),
George Harrower (Elec.'31), Art Unsworth (Mech.). Middle: Alan Macdonald (Geol.), Ralph McDiarmid
(Chem.), Prof. F. W. Vernon, B.Sc. Eng. (London), (Class President), Ted Hay (Elec), Tom Somerton
(Chem.'32),  Ed  Lunn  (Elec).  Front:  Henry  Hill  (Mining'31), Jim  Pike  (Mining),   Bill  Locke  (Mech.),
Harold   Woodland   (Elec).
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE armour against the atom
Because it is the most effective shield against gamma rays, the deadly radiation resulting
from atomic fission and fusion, high purity lead has accepted a new and even more important
role in modern science.
In addition to its incomparable "stopping power," lead offers atomic researchers another
safety feature—it cannot become radio-active itself. However, any foreign material present in an
atomic shield can become "hot," and therefore high purity lead—like Tadanac Brand—is essential.
Now, more than ever before, metal applications in modern industry demand high purity.
Sometimes the product must be "tailor-made" for a specific job; for example, the complete
removal of even minute amounts of certain impurities or the addition of small
amounts of other metals.
These are problems for Cominco's research men and metallurgists. Tadanac Brand metals
are constantly in their care to ensure that Cominco products will meet the exacting
demands of today's markets.
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ANNIVERSARY
THE   CONSOLIDATED   MINING   AND   SMELTING   COMPANY   OF   CANADA   LIMITED
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
ID The President Reports—
Budget Increase — Important Gifts
Faculty Changes — New Buildings
Dear Alumni,—
For a variety of reasons the past
few months seem to have been particularly interesting and important
ones for the University of British
Columbia.
It is with great regret and a realisation of the loss that the Medical
Faculty in the University has suffered
that I report the resignation of Dr.
Myron M. Weaver, Dean of the
Faculty. Dean Weaver has had a most
difficult and demanding task in the
organisation of our Medical School.
He has done it supremely well and has
managed to retain the support and
effective cooperation of all interested
groups in the community. He has also
brought together one of the best
faculties to be found anywhere in
Canada or, for that matter, anywhere in any University. Fortunately,
Dean Weaver will remain with us as
a member of the teaching staff and we
will continue to benefit by his advice
and assistance and to enjoy his friendship.
Professor Henry F. Angus, Dean of
the Faculty of Graduate Studies, is
also leaving us, but this was inevitable
because of his retirement. Again, I
am happy to report that he goes to
another interesting and important post
in the government service as Chairman of the Public Utilities Board and
will not only retain his interest in the
University, but, we hope, continue to
lecture to students in Political Science,
during such times as he can be spared
from the  governmental duties.
Dr. Shrum and F'rofessor Soward
have been appointed Deans of Graduate Studies and will take over the
duties of that Faculty on the first of
July next. This is not only a recognition of the outstanding contribution
that they have made to teaching,
scholarship and research at this University and in this country, but it will
bring to the direction of Graduate
Studies here two of the ablest men in
Canada for the fields of science and
the humanities and the social sciences.
I am glad to be able to tell you
that we have appointed a Dean to the
new College of Education in the person of Professor Neville V. Scarfe,
presently Dean of Education in Manitoba, who will assume his duties here
on July 1. The necessary work, preparatory to the taking over of these responsibilities, is being done by Dean
Walter Gage, assisted by a group
composed of selected members of the
University  Staff, The Department of
Education, Victoria, The Normal
Schools and the B.C. Teachers
Federation.
Dean Scarfe, 48, born in Essex,
England, a graduate in Arts, University College, London, was a well-
known Geographer before he made
his name in the field of Education. He
has been in his present position since
1951.
To replace Professor Angus as Head
of the Department of Economics and
Political Science we have been most
fortunate in that we have been able
to persuade Mr. John Deutsch who is
Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance;
and Secretary of the Treasury Board
in Ottawa to leave that most important and well-paid post to come to us
as Professor of Economics. It is most
encouraging and means a great deal to
the morale of University teachers and
to the regard in which they are held
by the public to have men who are
nationally recognised as being the top
of their profession willing to come
back to the universities because of
their interest in teaching, in scholarship and in research.
Plans for the new buildings for the
Arts Faculty, the Basic Sciences in
Medicine, and for residence accommodation are being debated and discussed. We hope and expect that
before the end of the summer some
of these, at least, will be led to construction and actually under way. The
same is true of the proposed extensior
of the Brock Memorial Building which
is being enlarged to provide more
space for student offices and clubs.
The new Bus Stand, Book Store.
Post Office, and Coffee Bar on the site
of the old Bus Stand is nearing completion and will, I believe, be a most
attractive and useful building.
The Crown Grant of 433 additional
acres to the Endowment Lands was
registered in the name of the University two or three weeks ago. This
brings our Campus close to one thousand acres and will help to ensure thai
Dean Walter H. Gage
Dean   Neville   V.
Scarfe,   College   of
Education.
W. G. Dolmage presenting cheque for $750.00
to    President    MacKenzie    for    the    Dolmage
Towing Co., Ltd.  Scholarships.
the University will have adequate land
for expansion in the years to come.
The area in question lies between the
extension of Acadia Road and Marine
Drive, and lies to the South of the
Agricultural Buildings and farm lands.
It includes all of the Acadia Camp
area and makes that a part of the
University campus.
The budget which has recently been
approved by the Legislature, provides
that the University this year will receive four hundred thousand dollars
more than last year. Most of this will
be used to increase the salaries of the
Staff of the University, the balance to
take care of the increased enrolment
None of it, I am afraid, will be available for new developments, or the
strengthening of existing work. Both
of these must wait on further grants
in other years, or on the gifts and
bequests  of friends   and  benefactors.
These persons — the friends and
benefactors—are continuing, in an increasing way, their interest in and
support of the University, and there
is hardly a week goes by without some
gift or bequest being made. Two of the
most important of these are the
cheque from the Alumni Development
Fund whioh this year amounted to
over $80,000 and the bequest of Dr.
A. E. H. Bennett which has left close
to $300,000 to help young men and
women who wish to study medicine
and who need assistance in financing
this expensive course.
We are all sorry that Mr. R. H.
Neslands felt it necessary to resign
as a member of the Board of Governors but, again, we are fortunate
in being able to persuade Dr. Percy
Bengough who has just returned to
Vancouver after years of service i i
Ottawa as P'resident of the Trades
and Labour Congress in Ottawa to
take Mr. Neeland's place.
These then are some of the reasons
why I have stated that the last few
months have been busy and interesting
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turbine-generator. The electricity produced is the same as the electric
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to build Canada's first Atomic Electric Power Plant
T^vramatic proof of Canada's world prominence in the
development of nuclear energy for industrial purposes
is the atomic electric power plant now feeing designed
for erection near Chalk River, Ontario.
Basically, the plant will consist of an atomic reactor and
an electric generator driven by a steam turbine. The vast
heat from the reactor, or furnace, creates the steam to
drive the turbine. This unique power plant when completed, will become part of the Ontario Hydro system.
Electricity from the atomic power plant will be exactly
the same as the electric power we know today. Only the
source of energy to produce the steam is changed. Atomic
fission of uranium rods will provide the heat instead of
burning coal, oil or gas as in a conventional furnace
For the complex and  challenging assignment  of
engineering and constructing Canada's first atomic
electric power plant, a new organization has been
formed within Canadian General Electric — the Civil
ian Atomic Power Department. Already a hand-picked
group of highly qualified people, including top nuclear
experts, is working full-time on the project.
Canadian General Electric is deeply conscious of its
great responsibilities in pioneering this new and vital
development. The invaluable knowledge and experience
gained from all phases of the work will be freely available
to privately and publicly owned power companies across
Canada. It will be a working pilot plant on which to base the
atomic electric stations of tomorrow. These may eventually become this country's major source of electricity.
For over 60 years, Canadian General Electric has helped
to spread the benefits of electric power throughout this
country—building equipment to generate power, transmit it and put it to work. It is gratifying to have this historic opportunity to contribute both experience and a
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12 NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS -
By   David   Brock
"I  DREAM OF GERONTIUS WITH  THE WHITE
BROWN  HAIR"
At the University of Laurentia a
bitter dispute has arisen between the
Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty
of Social Sciences. Each holds that the
science of Gerontology, which is the
study of old age, falls within its proper
field. The unfortunate rift is widening
and deepening. Last week the Dean of
Medicine declared "The more we specialise, the more we discover that
medicine includes everything," while
the Dean of Social Sciences issued an
ultimatum, pronouncing everyone who
disagreed with him to be anti-social
and unscientific.
"Old age is one of the problems of
Social Science," said the latter Dean.
"What does a mere leech or sawbones
know, for example, about designing
playgrounds for the Over-60 group, or
organising amateur dramatics for the
Over-75 group? Old age is largely a
matter of leisure. In our tightly-knit
yet full-fashioned Faculty, the Professor of Gerontology should and could
work in closest harmony with the
Professor of Leisure, provided he
didn't get too old and cranky."
Asked if he would give the press a
few words on the dispute, the Professor of Leisure replied, "I really
haven't time." He did, however, hand
the reporters a few publicity releases
on the subject of leisure in youth and
age. According to the latest research,
the modern youth and middle-aged
person gets so much leisure in this
Age of Speed, he gets irritated by the
stuff, and wants no more of it after
retirement. "What is the use of retiring if you are going to be as idle as
you were when you were drinking
coffee all day for an office?"
At the moment, each of the two
Faculties has its own Professor of
Gerontology. This has led to much
raiding, duelling, and other immature
practices. Feeling is running so high,
the President may be forced to read
the University Riot Act, which declares lecturers and their students to
be guilty of taking part in an Unlawful Assembly. "The unseemly strife
will age me before my time," said the
President. He has been examined by
the Professor of Gerontology o:"
another university, who has pronounced him to be only partially
gerontic. "It is only a slight touch,"
said the consultant, "of psycho-somatic
gerontia praecox. I advise a brier'
course of square-dancing. It is a pity
your university has no Professor of
Square-dancing."
SOCIAL NEWS FROM OTHER U'S
At the University of Slamgeesh,
B.C., the Professor of Square-Dancing,
Professor David, has just been granted
a divorce from his wife, Michal, on a
charge that when she saw him leaping;
and dancing she despised him in her
heart. (2 Samuel 6:16). It was a
divorce "a mensa et thoro", which is a
psycho-somatic divorce and has nothing
to do with Walden Pond.
AFTER-DINNER  SPEAKERS
Professors of Gerontology are in
much demand as speakers at re-union
dinners of middle-aged graduates,
whose favourite hymn is, "Change and
decay in all around I see." At the
University of Nootka the degree
course in Gerontology will soon include
instruction in re-unionism. Ideally,
such speakers should be able to make
the man in his 40's feel that he is
simultaneously about 150 years old
and just entering full fruition. He
should feel a rare specimen and yet
a comfortable sharer in what is by
no means an uncommon lot. He need
not necessarily be gratified with the
rude jokes he has been expecting about
his appearance, but the absence of
such jokes must be explained in a way
to win his confidence. The most difficult part of such a speech is to assure
him that there is no progress ... on
the contrary . . . and yet there is quite
a lot of progress after all, in which he
shares the credit. He must also be
told that as a representative of the
children of darkness, he is wiser in his
generation than the children of light.
And yet he himself is also one of the
children of light. Such oratory is a
matter of splitting personalities rather
than  splitting hairs.  Schizogerontics.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE GRADES
Elementary Education in British
Columbia is generally considered to
include that work carried on in the
first six grades of the public schools.
In a few districts this is preceded by
a year of Kindergarten, but of recent
years a shortage of trained teachers
and accommodation has necessarily
curtailed pre-primary work. The elementary grades comprise two general
divisions: the Primary Division of
Grades I, II and III; and the Inter-
m;diate Division of Grades IV, V and
VI.
TIME ALLOTMENTS IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The work of the elementary school
must always be largely concerned with
teaching those fundamental knowledges, skills, attitudes, habits, ideals
and appreciations which are essential
in the background of all citizens, no
matter what their social or economic
status may be. The Curriculum is
therefore common to all students. In
Grade I (and, optionally, in Grade II)
the school day is shorter by one-half
hour than in the upper grades.
The following table shows the ap-
approximate percentage of pupil-time
devoted to the various school activities:
Elementary Education
in British Columbia5
The film-slide brings the outside world to the
class-room.
nor do they progress at the same rate.
The important point to be observed
in practice is that the child shall progress continuously, commencing each
year   from   the   last   stage   reached,
Grade           I II           III          IV           V           VI
Health and Physical Education
Health                              (                10 .^ „ „„       4.0%      4.0%      4.0%      4.0%
Games  and  Exercises j   /0 '    °      6.7%      6.7%      6.7%      6.7%
Language Arts ~ " I
Reading  and  Phonics j  3? 7% 3g 3%    u g%            %      g g%      g g%
Library j
Oral Language         (                         9 sc a oo/       8.0%       5.3%       5.3%       5.3%
Written   Language J    '° 3.3%      5.3%      5.3%      5.3%
Spelling  6.7%       8.0%.       8.0%      6.7%      6.7%
Writing  3.7% 5.0%      5.0%      5.0%      4.0%      4.0%
Arithmetic   7.4% 6.7%    10.0%    13.3%    13.3% 13 3%
Social Studies           {                          _   „ _                  „       4.7%      3.3% 13.3%
Elementary Science J      D'" °''/c      b-'/c      4.0%      4.0%      4.0%
Fine and Practical Arts
Music and Appreciation 5.6% 5.0%      5.0%      5.0%      4.0%      4.0%
Graphic Arts and Appreciation ( 93% 1Q Q%      Q Q%      gQ%    wo% lQQ%
i i"3CtlC£ll .Arts )
Unassigned                                          .11.1% 10.0%    10.0%    10.07c    10.0% 10.0%
(Recess,  Assemblies,  etc.)
PROGRESS   IN   ELEMENTARY  GRADES
The modern concept of learning as
continuous growth makes the older
concept of grades somewhat artificial.
The name "grade" is still retained for
administrative convenience, but does
not necessarily coincide with school-
years. Children are not at the same
stage of either physical or intellectual
development when they enter school,
*This is the second of three articles on Education in British Columbia contributed by the
Department of Education, Victoria, and written
specially for the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle. The
third article will deal with Secondary Education and will  appear  in  the  Summer  Number.
rather than either "repeating" or
"skipping" grades,—both equally bad
practices.
Throughout, learning activities are
planned with regard for the different
stages of development of the child,
emphasis upon various phases of the
programme being shifted accordingly.
Both methods of instruction and selection of teaching materials must also
depend upon the child's increasing
maturity and expanding needs and
interests. By the end df the Elementary Grades, the child should have as
thorough mastery of the common tools
of learning as is commensurate with
his maturity and ability, and an eagerness to use those tools in acquiring
more knowledge. He is then ready to
commence the first stage of his Secondary Education.
WHAT THE CHILD IS TAUGHT
The programme of studies for the
elementary grades is published in two
volumes, totalling about 850 pages.
It therefore follows that any condensation in a short article will be
very sketchy. Nevertheless, there may
be some value in presenting a brief
picture, subject by subject and grade
by grade, of what the child is taught.
The reader should again remember
that the picture presented here is of
a normal programme for that nonexistent, mathematical creation, the
average child, who enters Grade I at
the age of six with an I.Q. of 100, and
who proceeds evenly and continuously
in all phases of his work throughout
six grades in six years. The practical
application, of course, involves almost
every type of modification possible to
care for the individual, who never does
(or never should) conform to a fixed
pattern.
Learning to read occupies the largest portion of the child's school-time
in the elementary grades. About three-
eighths of the school day is devoted
to this in Grade I, that ratio being
very gradually reduced until it becomes about one-seventh in Grades
V and VI.
No one teaching method is used at
any stage of reading, as experience
has shown that a cor-bination of many
methods produces the best results.
Initially, greatest emphasis is commonly placed on the "look and say"
method until a minimum vocabulary
is established, but phonetic analysis
is introduced as soon as the child
begins to establish a connection between appearance and sound (before
the end of the first grade) and thereafter is consistently taught as a means
of word attack.
Just as essential as the teaching of
reading skills is the teaching of the
use of books with a view to both the
pleasure and practical values to be
derived from them. The library, therefore, must be an attractive part of the
class-room environment, while children are given every opportunity and
encouragement both to read quietly
for their own enjoyment or in search
of information, and to read orally,
thus sharing that enjoyment or information with others.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
14 Closely associated with reading are
oral and written language skills, the
teaching of which occupies approximately one-tenth of the child's time
throughout the grades.
Oral language is taught through
the media of organised conversation,
oral reproduction of stories, the study
and memorisation of poems, picture
study, dramatisation and original
story telling.
Written language begins as soon as
the child has a small written vocabulary. Emphasis in written composition
is on sentence and paragraph structure at this level. Even at the Grade I
level children are taught to compose
simple stories of two or three sentences, and by Grade VI are expected
to be able to write coherent, unified
paragraphs on original themes. In the
intermediate grades, instruction is
given in writing simple friendly and
social letters. Children also receive
instruction in the use of the dictionary and of reference books.
Spel'ing is not formally taught until
the end of Grade I, but some informal
instruction is given in that Grade on
the child's most common reading
vocabulary. Commencing in Grade II,
systematic and graded instruction is
eivn, emphasising not only the correct
^psl'ing of the words most commonly
used at each level, but their meaning
and  connotation.
Handwriting is first taught in Grade
I in simple manuscript, as the form of
individual letters is more closely related to the printed symbol. In Grade
II the letters are joined together in
cursive writing, and by the end of
Grade II or early in Grade III pen and
ink are introduced. Emphasis is placed
on the importance of legibility and on
a reasonable rate of speed, in all
written work.
Arithmetic instruction is increased
progressively in the primary grades
until it takes one-seventh of the child's
time in Grade IV and up. By the end
of Grade VI, pupils are expected to
have mastered the common processes
with whole numbers, fractions and
decimals, and should be ready for their
wider application in practical work
in Grades VII and VIII. Continuous
practice is required throughout all
grades in fundamental mathematical
processes to ensure maintenance of
skills learned.
Social Studies in the primary grades
often provide a core around which
manv other subjects may be unified.
Work in oral and written language,
graphic and practical arts, reading,
general science and health, can often
be centred about the social studies
units, which are designed to make full
use of the natural traits of the child
—curiosity about the world, imagination, the desire to imitate adult life,
the desire to acquire social experience.
These units are based on topics at first
connected with the child's immediate
The life of a Congo village becomes real when
reconstructed    by    pupils   themselves.
environment, then expanding beyond
it until the last half of the third grade
concerns itself with such topics as
industry, transpotration, and communication.
In the intermediate grades, this outward expansion is continued in a pattern of logical and systematic study
of how other people live in other types
of geographical conditions. At the
intermediate level, children are taught
to understand and to use such geographical tools as globes, maps, and
charts.
Elementary general science is also
c'.osely associated with the child's
immediate environment. Through observation of seasonal changes the child
is gradually led to observe changes
in plant and animal life more closely.
He is encouraged to generalise and to
see relationships. From that stage he
is ready to proceed to the organised
study of natural phenomena and the
causes underlying them.
The chief purpose of music instruction in the elementary schools is to
foster a natural love of music and to
develop a growing understanding of
it in the child. Plenty of experiences
are provided in song singing, rhythmic activities, listening to music, playing simple instruments, reading readiness activities at the primary level
and developing reading skills at the
intermediate level, and some original
and creative activities.
The graphic and practical arts provide opportunities for creative expression and for the development of the
child's sense of appreciation. A great
variety of media and activities are
used. The primary aim of the programme at this level is "that pupils
working thoughtfully with shapes,
colours, textures and materials under
sympathetic guidance, should experience the satisfactions resulting from
artistic expression, should realise
something of the discipline and order
of art, and should come to perceive
the beauty of art in the world around
them." (Programme for the Primary
Grades, p. 307).
Health instruction at the elementary
level is only a part of the whole health
programme. It is concerned largely
with providing knowledge of practical
value to the child in caring for his
own physical and mental health and
in protecting that of others.
The physical education programme
is designed to foster in the child an
appreciation of those activities contributing to total fitness, to develop
a sound body and normal mental attitudes, and to develop skill in phycho-
motor activities. Activities outlined
are those bast suited to the interests
and physical maturity of the child at
a particular level, and therefore tend
to be more complex in the intermediate
grades.
Character education is not a subject
field, but is a recognised aim best
attained through the spirit and atmosphere in which all school activities are
pursued, both those activities held in
school hours and those usually described as co-curricular. Many of the
units in health and physical education,
in social studies and in language lend
themselves to a conscious teaching of
moral and ethical values. Many of the
school activities, such as assemblies,
service organisations, and games, have
character education as a major objective.
STANDARDS
The idea of continuous progress has
already been mentioned and is the
foundation of promotional policy in
the Elementary School. The chief
responsibility for the maintenance of
high standards of work rests on the
school itself and its administration,
but is supervised through the Department's inspectoral staff. In addition
to the school's testing programme,
Inspectors of Schools often carry out
surveys in their own districts.
As a further service to the schools,
the Division of Tests, Standards and
Research periodically holds test surveys in a specific field for all students
in a grade. Results are furnished the
schools through the Inspectors, and
these results are useful in determining
the areas in which improvement is
desirable.
CONCLUSION
This brief resume of the programme
of instruction for the normal child in
the elementary grades has necessarily
omitted much that would be of great
interest to parents. No' attempt has
been made, except incidentally, to treat
of such important matters as special
classes for the handicapped, the treatment of the fast learner, promotional
policies, remedial training, homework
assignments, etc. It was felt that the
limited space available would be best
used in giving those parents who read
the "Chronicle" a picture of the programme to be followed by their children and the amount of time allotted
to each aspect of it.
—F.P.L.
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Almost a million Canadians have
received free blood transfusions
through the Canadian Red Cross Blood
Transfusion Service since its inauguration in 1947.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE At the
Sign
of the
Totem
In And About
The University
Professor W. J.  Rose.
GIFT  HONOURING   DR.  ROSE
Mr. Walter C.
Koerner added to
his already generous gifts to the
University of British Columbia a
special gift of $10,-
000.00 to the University Library on
the occasion of the
70th birthday of
Professor William
J. Rose, B.A.
(Man.), M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D. Cracow), LL.D., F.R. Hist.S., F.R.S.C, on
August 7th of last year. On Mrs.
Koerner's invitation, a large group of
University officials and friends gathered on the lovely lawn of her home to
mark the occasion.
This timely gift came as a further
contribution to the fund Mr. Koerner
established several years ago in the
University Library, for the Slavonic
Collection, in honour of Dr. Rose, who
is Special Lecturer of the Department
of Slavonic Studies.
IMPRESSIONS OF A GREAT CONVENTION
The annual meetings of the American Philological Association and the
Archaeological Institute of America
took place in Chicago from December
28 to December 30, 1955. Very nearly
five hundred men and women, from
all parts of the continent, attended.
The effort involved in traveling long
distances to these meetings is worth
making, for, apart from the fact that
they keep one abreast of all the recent
work being done in the broad area of
Classical Studies, they also give one
the opportunity of renewing friendships and of talking "shop" with colleagues and collaborators.
For the member from British Columbia, the most attractive lecture was
that by Homer A. Thompson on "Activities in the Athenian Agora in
1955". Professor Thompson was a
member of Arts'26 and has been for
many years Field Director of the
excavations in the Agora under the
auspices of the American School of
Classical Studies at Athens. This pro
ject is probably the most important
excavation ever undertaken in classical
lands and has produced a rich yield
ever since its inception in 1932. As
many in British Columbia already
know, Professor Thompson is a fascinating speaker as well as one of the
great archaeological scholars of our
time.
The other archaeological paper of
universal interest was by Carl W.
Blegen, of the University of Cincinnati, on "Excavations of the Palace of
Nestor at F'ylos". It was at Pylos that
Professor Blegen discovered, in 1939,
some six hundred inscribed tablets,
the first evidence of writing on the
European mainland. It is known that
the language of the tablets, which now
number about thirteen hundred, is
Greek and this in turn throws new
light on our knowledge of the Greek
Peninsula before 1000 B.C.
Among the philological papers
which this observer found most interesting were those delivered on
"Ancient Rhetoric" at an afternoon
panel discussion.
It is always satisfying to see so
many Canadians prominent at these
meetings. Our friends from the University of Toronto are regularly in
attendance; and a surprising number
of scholars from institutions in the
United States are Canadians.
Robert J. Lenardon, Arts'49, and
Elizabeth A. E. Bryson, Arts'51, attended the sessions. Dr. Lenardon is
now Instructor in Classics at Columbia
University; Miss Bryson is completing
her Doctorate in classical studies at
the University of Illinois.
The writer returned to Vancouver
with the conviction that these conventions are healthy activities and that
the Classics continue to provide the
broadest possible education, at least
for the western world.
—M. F. McG.
HOME  MANAGEMENT  HOUSE OPENED
On March 8, the new Home Management House was officially opened at
a campus ceremony. Printing date of
the Chronicle is such that a full account of the opening must wait for the
Summer Issue.
But Alumnae and their friends who
have made this their project for a
number of years are pleased to see
the House finished and in operation.
And as the months go by, they will
be proud of this attractive, efficient
and up-to-date centre.
The House is on Marine Drive at
the South end of Fort Camp. View
windows face West towards the Gulf
of Georgia. There are four suites inside: a two-bedroom suite where four
girls keep house for a two week
period; two smaller suites in which
two girls keep house at a time; and
a small suite for the supervising member of the Home Economics Department.
The   first  four  girls  moved   in   on
January 3, when the house—like many
a family project—was barely ready
for occupancy. The girls watched the
painters finishing the job. They, then,
in real fact, set themselves to create
the homelike atmosphere they had discussed in lab and lecture. Before their
stay was up, they had also managed
to live on two different income levels
and again put into practice some of
the realities of family living.
Miss Mary Holder, B.Sc.(H.Ec),
M.S., Associate Professor in the
School of Home Economics, is in
charge of the House. The first four
girls to take their training in the new
House were: Lois Carlson, Audrey
Dieno, Pat English and Elaine Gerber.
Miss Jean Gilley, B.A.'27, was
Chairman of the Alumnae Committee
which worked so hard and successfully
to raise funds for the building.
M.F.
APPOINTMENT  OF   NEW  DEANS
Dr.    Gordon    M.    Shrum.    O.B.E.,
MM.M., E.D., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto),
F.R.S.C, Professor and Head of the
Department of Physics and a member
of the staff of U.B.C. since 1925, has
been appointed Dean of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies in the vacancy created by the retirement of Dean H. F.
Angus, and Professor F. H. Soward,
B.A. (Toronto), B.Litt. (Oxon.),
F.R.S.C, Head of the Department
of History and Director of International Studies, has been appointed
Associated Dean of Graduate Studies.
In announcing the appointments President MacKenzie stated, "I feel that
the University of B.C. is most fortunate in having distinguished and
able men like Dr. Shrum and Professor Soward for appointment to
senior academic and administrative
posts. They are known and respected
across Canada and throughout the
world for their scholarship, their ability and their practical common sense.
They will in their own ways do much
to carry on the traditions and continue
the work that Dean Angus has so well
founded. This joint appointment has
been made because of the expanding
work in graduate studies and because
we feel that for the time being it is
desirable to have the humanities, the
social sciences, and the natural and
physical sciences well represented at
this level of administration."
Prof. G.  M. Shrum,
O.B.E.,   M.M.,   E.D.,
M.A.,  Ph.D.(Tor.),
F.R.S.C.
Professor   F.   H.
Soward,   B.A.(Tor.),
B.Litt.    (Oxon.)
F.R.S.C.
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16 Dean   S.   N.   F.   Chant
David   Corbett
George  Woodcock
Lister Sinclair
ARCHITECTURAL  DISPLAY
"Architecture, Man and His Environment"—an Architectural exhibition of the School of Architecture, including the Pilkington Prize Awards
for 1955—was shown in the University
Art Gallery in January.
SHAW FESTIVAL
A unique celebration of the centennial anniversary of George Bernard
Shaw's birth took place at the University of British Columbia, Monday,
January 16 to Saturday, January 21.
The Festival featured Shaw readings,
lectures, a movie, and production of
Shaw's   epic—"Back  to   Methuselah".
Dean S. N. F. Chant of the Faculty
of Arts and Science opened the Festival with his lecture "Shaw, Goad to
the Intellect". Professor David Corbett, of U.B.C, lectured on one of the
most controversial aspects of George
Bernard Shaw's life—"His Politics",
and George Woodcock, distinguished
writer and critic, gave two lectures entitled, "The Quintessence of Shaw"
and, "Shaw, The Playwright". Lister
Sinclair, U.B.C. graduate, outstanding
Canadian writer, dramatist, poet, and
critic, gave readings from Shaw on
Monday and Wednesday of the Festival week. Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra", a film produced and directed
by Gabriel Pascal and starring Vivien
Leigh, Claude Rains and Stewart
Granger, was shown by the Campus
Film Society.
Climaxing the Festival, the U.B.C
English Department and the Players'
Club, under the direction of U.B.C.
Dramatics Director, Miss Dorothy
Somerset, presented a condensed version of Shaw's play, "Back to Methuselah". This work consisting of five
distinct plays covers man's history,
past, present and future as Shaw saw
it,   and   constitutes   the   essence   of
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Shaw's social and religious views. The
staging and scenery for the play,
which extended in time from the Garden of Eden to 31,000 A.D., presented
major problems which were solved by
means of projected scenery.
FREDERIC   WOOD   THEATRE   WORKSHOP
PRODUCTIONS
The Frederick Wood Theatre Workshop has presented three plays thus
far this year. The first, directed by
Yvonne Firkins and presented February 14-18, was Henrik Ibsen's tragedy
Dorothy Somerset instructs the Serpent (Sharon
Skadding)  in  "Back to Methuselah".
Scene from "Rosmersholm" by Henrik Ibsen.
From Left: 'KroT—Laurie John; 'Johannes
Rosmer'—Hans Hartog; 'Rebecca West'—Margaret Robertson; 'Peter Mortensgard' — Art
Jenoff.
"Rosmersholm". Two one-act plays
by Canadian Play writes were presented March 6, 7, and 8. The first,
Poppy Mackenzies' "Rheba Without
Tears", won the Vancouver Community Arts Council One-Act Play-Writing Competition for 1955. The second
play, "The Jack and the Joker", was
written by Mrs. Gwen Pharis Ring-
wood of Williams Lake. Mr. Robert
Orchard, Head of the Drama Division,
University of Alberta, directed both
plays and chaired a panel discussion
on playwriting each evening after the
performances.
U.B.C. GRADS APPOINTED TO STAFF
Three U.B.C. graduates are among
12 new members appointed to the
University teaching staff this year:
Dr. Ross Stewart, B.A.'46, M.A.'48,
Ph.D. (Wash.), Assistant Professor
of Chemistry; Dr. George M. Griffiths,
B.A.Sc. (Tor.), M.A.'50, F1i.D.'53,
Assistant Professor of Physics; Donald George Brown, B.A.'47, M.A.,
D.Phil.(Oxon.), Assistant Professor of
Philosophy.
Gilbert Tucker Memorial Fund
In memory of Dr. Gilbert Tucker,
late Professor of Canadian History at
the University, a fund has been established to continue an interest in which
he was eagerly and actively engaged
at the time of his death. As author,
scholar, and teacher, and as Chairman
of the Senate Library Committee of
the University, he was ever concerned
about the availability of research
material on the Campus. To him goes
the credit for securing a Carnegie
Corporation grant to the University
Library to provide publications relating to French Canada.
And he was working to obtain for
the University Library the microprint edition of the Sessional Papers
of Great Britain for the 19th Century.
This latter collection of over four and
a half million pages of documents relating to the social, economic, and
political history of Great Britain
is one of the most important single
sources relating to British history
which could be conceived. A complete
collection of this publication can be
acquired for the University in the
form of reduced facsimiles, and funds
are being sought for this purpose.
The family and the University have
therefore established the Gilbert
Tucker Memorial Fund to secure
gifts for this use. Contributions may
be sent to Mr. Neal Harlow, University Librarian, or to the University
Accountant; they are deductible for
income taxe purposes.
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MOZART   FESTIVAL
In celebration of Mozart's 200th
Birthday, ten noon-hour recitals of
violin works by Mozart (1756-1791)
were given by U.B.C.'s own distinguished artists, Harry Adaskin (Violin), Professor of Music, and Frances
Marr (Piano). Of these musical treats
held on the University Campus and
beginning January 24, two still remain
to be enjoyed, viz., those on March 20
and 27.
Harry Adaskin and  Frances Marr seen at work
in their studio.
17        U.B.C.  ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Photo by Marlow
Evlyn   F.   K.   Farris.   B.A..   M.A..   LL.D.   (Acadia
and U.B.C.)
Now that our University has passed
its 40th Anniversary, its early beginnings are becoming a matter of
historical record, and its founders,
historical personages. Articles appearing from time to time in the Alumni
Chronicle are doing much to refresh
the failing memories of aging early
graduates, and to provide interesting
information to Alumni of more recent
years.
There are those still living who
recall the first Congregation Procession, of May 5, 1916, as it wound its
way from the Court House Grounds
to the Ballroom of the old Vancouver
Hotel for the first Congregation. Trying in vain to keep pace with the
fast-stepping male members of the
Senate and of the Board of Governors
was a petite, brown-eyed, trim little
lady, known in University circles as
Evlyn Fenwick Farris, and in other
circles as Mrs. J. W. de B. Farris.
This dynamic and personable young
matron had been elected in 1912 to
the Senate of the then nebulous University of British Columbia, founded
by the new University Act of 1908.
In a day when few women were in
public office, this was a mark of distinction and a recognition of the part
which she and other women had had
in making higher education a reality
in our Province. In 1917 she was
appointed as a member of the Board
of Governors, and served in this dual
role for 30 years. For eleven years of
this term she was also Honorary Secretary of the Board.
During her years in office she saw
the University grow from a small
institution to the third largest in
Canada; from a student enrolment of
300 in 1915 to approximately 6000 in
Makers of the University—
Evlyn Fenwick Farris
By  Evelyn Story Lett,  B.A/17,  M.A/26,  and  A.  Winifred   Lee,  B.A.'17
1947, and from a Faculty of 25 to one
of 700.
Today's graduates, as they watch
the august procession of Faculty,
Honoured guests, Senate and Board,
marching slowly from the Administration Building to the Armoury may be
able to spy, moving with the procession, a petite, brown-eyed, trim little
lady, clad in a scarlet LL.D. gown and
a rather over-powering black velvet
hat. This is Evlyn Fenwick Farris,
M.A., LL.D., 1956 edition. In 1923 her
own Alma Mater, Acadia, conferred
on her the Degree of Doctor of Laws,
Honoris Causa, in acknowledgement
of her contribution to the development
of higher education in British Columbia. And on May 14th, 1942, our
University conferred upon her the
same degree. The citation reads in
part as follows: "You have, long since
grown accustomed, Mr. Chancellor, to
conferring degrees on Dr. Farris'
family ... It is now high time that
we offer distinction to Dr. Farris herself. The University of British Columbia has been her avocation, quite
literally a second lifework. To record
her long devotion would almost involve
recital of the University's actual
history. We would therefore wish our
gratitude to be not unworthy of our
debt: 'Give her the fruit of her hands,
and let her own works praise her in
the gates.' "
Evlyn Fenwick Keirstead was born
in Windsor, N.S. in 1878, the daughter
of Professor E. M. Keirstead of Acadia
University. She received her preparatory school education in Nova Scotia,
and in 1898 graduated from Acadia
University with First Class Honours.
The next year she was granted her
M.A. Degree in Philosophy and German. The years 1899 to 1905 were
spent in Middletown, Connecticut,
where she taught History in the High
School. She came to the West in 1905
as the bride of a young lawyer, also
of the Maritimes, John Wallace de
Beque Farris, who had already established a practice in Vancouver.
Realising the need in this young city
for a gathering place for women with
like intellectual and cultural interests,
Mrs. Farris was instrumental in organising the University Women's Club
of Vancouver in 1907, and was elected
its first President. The following year,
in response to an urgent invitation
from the University women of Victoria, she bundled up her two babies
—even in those days there were babysitter problems — and, with them,
journeyed to the capital city. The conference then held resulted in the
organisation of a similar club. In
appreciation of her efforts, she was
some years later made an honorary
life member of the Victoria Club. In
1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women was founded, composed
of clubs which had sprung up across
Canada. Today it is one of the most
influential of women's national organisations.
While serving a three-year term as
President of the Vancouver Club, she
and the women associated with her
worked tirelessly to improve conditions
for women and girls, and particularly
the laws governing marriage, and
property. They also campaigned for
a minimum wage act, and for the
franchise, and with true feminine
attention to detail, for lower steps on
street cars! With other forward-looking women they established the first
F'arent-Teacher Association. The dual
programme of self-improvement and
public service established by herself
and the other founders of the University Women's Club, has been a
continuing tradition in that Club,
which now has a membership of over
500 and is the second largest in
Canada.
Sweet  Girl   Graduate.
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IB Photo by Marlow
Dr.   Evlyn   Farris   photographed   with   her   husband.  Senator J.  W.  de  B.   Farris,  LL.D.,  atter
receiving   the    Honorarv    Degree   of   LL.D.    in
1942.
But her liveliest interest, and ultimately her greatest contribution has
been in the field of higher education.
As early as 1899 a beginning had been
made in British Columbia, when Vancouver High School affiliated with
McGill University, with the right to
give one year in Arts. In 1906 a Board
of Governors was named to administer
this institution of higher learning
under the name, "McGill University
College of British Columbia." Two
years in Arts and two years in Applied
Science were offered.
In 1908 a new University Act was
passed, establishing and incorporating
the University of British Columbia.
This infant institution was still without students, and had not too many
friends, particularly in government
circles. But it did have a nucleus of
interested graduates of other Universities who banded together as a
Convocation to implement the University Act of 1908, further consolidated in 1912.
It was in the critical year of 1912
that Mrs. Farris was elected to the
Senate of this nebulous University,
wh'ch was not to become a reality,
with students and buildings, and
degree-granting powers until 1915. In
1917 she was asked to serve on the
Board of Governors as well, and for
thirty years she worked tirelessly for
adequate financial support from the
Government, for high scholastic standards, for adequate accommodation,
and for a greater degree of public
interest.
Realising that the girls of the Province, and their parents, were largely
unaware of the opportunities opening
for women in the new University, she
addressed groups of girls in schools
and groups of parents. So effective
was her propaganda that "ne U B.C.
Graduate     at    least    recalls     many
thoughts from an address given by
Mrs. Farris in King Edward High
School in 1915—and her clothes!—a
perfectly ravishing suit of apricot-
colored  taffeta!
Reading of the great work being
done by certain British Universities
for the adult population, she worked
with members of the University
Faculty to establish University Extension Lectures. Speakers were sent
to all parts of the Province, thus
extending the cultural influence of
the University, and its field of service.
From this small beginning has grown
the present University Department of
Extension with its many and varied
courses and services.
While Dr. Farris was devoting so
much time to the educational needs of
the Province, she was equally busy as
the wife of one of Vancouver's leading-
barristers and as the mother of four
vigorous children-—three sons and one
daughter. It is rarely wise to claim
a record but one might be safe in
asserting that, in one field at least, the
Farris family has established one. The
only daughter Katherine, Mrs. C. Y.
Robson, and the sons Donald F.. Ralph
K. and John L. are all graduates of
the University of B.C. Wallace Michael
Robson, a grandson, is also a graduate,
and three grand-daughters are now
undergraduates. It is rumoured that
little Susan Rachel Robson, the great
grand-daughter, also plans to register
in another 15 years!
And last but not least, her understanding partner through all these
years—Senator J. W. de B. Farris,
Q.C.—was granted an LL.D. from the
University of B.C. in 1938. Whatever
may be true in other Universities,
their's is the first "husband and wife"
team t3 be so honoured by our Senate.
And, indeed, it is as a wife and as a
Mother that Dr. Evlyn is at her best.
After 50 years of marriage she says
with a warm smile, "I have only been
able to do what I have done because
Wallace has always supported me
with his interest, his strength and his
counsel—we have been together in
everything. Particularly during his
term as Attorney-General (1917-1922),
when the infant University still had
all too few friends in governmental
and other circles, did I appreciate the
firm and effective stand he took in the
Cabinet." And when asked for her
philosophy in raising children and
keeping close to them in their maturity, she said, "I always planned to be
home when they needed me, and now
that they are grown I try not to
interfere, but to give them support
and kindness."
And this, in a rather scattered and
discursive vein, is the profile of one
of the Founders of our University.
Today, a gracious and alert 78, she
goes her unhurried, serene and purposeful way, a charming hostess and
a helpful companion to her husband,
an understanding and devoted mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother
to her large family circle, and a useful example to all women of privilege.
From her they can learn how to use
their training and carry their responsibilities in the larger society, and also
in the smaller world of their homes.
Directory of Alumni Contacts
Abbotsford—A.  B. Thompson,  B.Ed.'47,  Drawer
280.
British  Guiana—A.   W.   Bell,   B.A.'51,   106   La-
maha St.,  Georgetown.
British   West   Indies—D.   R.   Dunfee,   LL.B.'49,
Box   199,   Port-of-Spain,   Trinidad.
Chemainus—Gordon Brand,  B.Com.'36, Victoria
Lumber Co. Ltd.
Chil'iwack—Mrs.   Connie   Barber,   B.A.'37,   525
Williams St. North.
Corvallis—lain   McSwan,   B.S.A.'42,   Botany  and
Plant Pathology Dept., Oregon State College.
Cranbrook—L.    G.    Trustcott,    B.A.'41,    Mount
Baker  Junior-Senior   High   School.
Dawson  Creek—Robert  R.   Dodd,   B.A.'49,   Car-
michael   &   Dodd,   P.O.   Box  2185.
Duncan—R.    P.    Dewar,    B.Com.'49,    P.O.    Box
413.
Fernie—Ken N. Stewart,  B.A/32, The Park.
Fort  St.  John—Lome   Downey,   Principal,   High
School.
Grand   Forks—Hugh   Sutherland,   B.A.'52,   Box
279.
Haiti—James   W.    Lee,    B.A.Sc.'47,    M.A.Sc.'49,
P.O.   Box   296,   Port-au-Prince.
Hammond—Malcolm   M.   Brown,   B.A.'39,   2413
Powerline Rd.,  R.R. No.   1.
Israel—A.   H.   Goldberg,   B.A.'48,   4   Safad   St.,
Haifa.
Kamloops—Miss   B.   Dawson,   B.A.'40,    120   St.
Paul St. W.
Kitimat—Richard   Goss,    Box   280,    Station   A.
Ladysmith—Dr. D. B. Quayle, B.A.'37, M.A.'38,
Provincial  Shell-Fish  Laboratory.
Lethbridge—Murray    M.     Wiggins,     B.S.A.'48,
P.R.F.A., Vauxhall.
London,  U.K.—Lt.   Col.   H.   F.   E.  Smith,   British
Columbia House,  1-3 Regent St., S.W.I.
Malaya—W.   F.   Baehr,   B.S.A/49,   1   Hampshire
Drive,  Kuala Lumpur.
Maritime     Provinces—Miss      Norah      Dowling,
B.A/53,   Assistant   Librarian,   Public   Library,
Truro,  N.S.
Medicine Hat—Richard  F. Gaffney,  B.Com.'47,
Box 251.
Michigan—Dr.   Lionel   H.   Laing,   B.A/34,   301
Michigan Union, Ann Arbor.
Minnesota—E.    Robt.    M.    Yerburgh,    B.A/31,
M.A/40, B.Ed.'46, Shattuck School, Faribault.
Missouri—John     G.     MacDermot,     B.A.Sc/39,
1700 South  Second  St.,  Saint  Louis  4.
Natal,    Michel    and     Sparwood,     B.C.—Morris
Duncan,     B.A/40,     Principal,     Junior-Senior
High  School,   Natal.
Nelson—Leo Ganser, B.A., B.Com/35, Box 490.
New   York—Miss    Rosemary    Brough,    B.A/47,
Apt. 4L, 214 East 51st St.
North   Carolina—Dr.   Paul   H.   Clyde,   Director
of   the   Summer    Session,    Duke    University,
Durham.
Osovoos—Mrs.   Dorothy   Fraser,   B.A/32,   R.R.I.
Powell   River—J.   A.   Lundie,   B.A.'24,   Public
Relations Manager, Powell River Co. Ltd.
Peterborough,  Ont.—IM.   L.  Carlson,   B.A.Sc/51,
Pennsylvania—Dr.    F.   Wells   Brason,    B.A/40,
Pathologist and Director of Labs., Harrisburg
Hospital,  Harrisburg.
Quesnel—E.   W.   Hall,   B.A.Sc/38,   District   Engineer,   Dept.   of  Public  Works.
Revelstoke—A.  W.  Lundell.
Terrace—John C.   Lawrance,   B.A/32,   Box 787.
Turson,  Arizona—Prof°csor Ar+hur   H.   B°a*tie,
B.A/28,  M.A/31,   125 S.   Irvina Ave.  (12).
Vernon—Mrs.   D.   R.   Cameron,   3001   41   Ave.
Williams Lake—Mrs. C.  D.  Stevenson,   B.A.'27,
Box 303.
Winnipeg—Mrs.   D.   R.  Wallace,   3G,   495  Lanark St. (9).
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Courtesy Meyers Studios
William   G.   Black,   B.A/22,   M.A.,   Ph.D.   (Chicago), Chairman Senate Committee on Religious
Studies.
RELIGION   AND   HIGHER   EDUCATION
Section 99 of the University Act
states that "The University shall be
strictly non-sectarian in principle, and
no religious creed or dogma shall be
taught." This is similar to provisions
with the same intent found in the
legislation which brought into being
the great majority of the provincial
and state tax-supported universities
of Canada and the United States.
Careful study of the early debates on
the controversial subject of the place
of religious courses in such universities reveals that the educators
and legislators of the founding period
were concerned, not so much with the
exclusion of religious studies as such,
as they were with the fear that the
universities might become sectarian
and biased.
The history of our higher education
in North America shows that these
legislative provisions were on the
whole successful in preventing sectarianism, but that, owing to excessive fear on the part of university
authorities and the public, they led
to exclusion of large bodies of knowledge of vital importance for students
for their complete understanding of
human behaviour and institutions,
namely, the knowledge of the great
religions of mankind, and especially
of Christianity, the religion of paramount significance in European and
American history. The increasing
ignorance of religious Literature and
History shown by large numbers of
college graduates finally awakened
many colleges to the gravity of the
situation and led them to experiment
during the past fifty years with a
variety of educational plans, which,
while still ensuring safeguards against
sectarianism, provided credit or non-
credit courses dealing with religions
and mainly, for obvious reasons, with
Christianity and Judaism.
New Courses
Religious Studies
By William G. Black, B.A/22, M.A., Ph.D., (Chicago)
THE IOWA PLAN
Perhaps the most successful of all
these schemes was the School of
Religion, instituted at the State University of Iowa in 1925 as a result
of the joint representations of Protestant ,Catholic, and Jewish leaders.
This School, which has been in continuous operation since its founding,
provides a number of optional credit-
carrying courses in religious studies.
These courses are given by professors
who, though nominated by the cooperating faiths, must be approved
and appointed by the University. The
Director and Staff are appointed and
the administrative costs are paid by
the University. Among the reasons
for the long record of success at Iowa
are, (1) the stress placed upon objectivity and high scholarship; (2) the
concentration upon the imparting of
knowledge in hitherto neglected areas
of human experience; (3) the refraining from the use of the courses to
make converts, and (4) the fine spirit
of co-operation between representatives of the three faiths.
U.B.C. ALUMNI TAKE INITIATIVE
In the June 1952 issue of the U.B.C.
Alumni Chronicle, the Editor, Mr.
Ormonde Hall, outlined the "Iowa
Flan" and presented certain reasons
for the establishment at our own
University of a "school of religion that
would make available courses taught
with conviction, but taught fairly,
honestly, and without indoctrination."
In the autumn of 1952 the writer was
asked by the Board of Management
of the Alumni Association to select
a committee to study the matter. This
Committee, consisting of Miss Mary-
MacDougall, Father M. J. Oliver, The
Rev. R. C. S. Ripley, Dr. L. W.
Shemilt, Dr. John Grant, Mr. Joseph
Brown, Mr. Leon Tessler, Dr. M. W.
Steinberg, and myself, met frequently
during the year, and, after considering courses of studv and reports from
various Canadian, British, and American universities, reached the following
conclusions:
1. That is would be desirable to make
provision for courses in religious instruction at the University of British
Columbia, these courses to cover fields
such as, the history, literature, languages, philosophy, theology, ethics,
and contemporary problems of Christianity and Judaism; 2. That they
should be given by instructors appointed  by the University, and also
approved by the respective communions paying their salaries, whether
Catholic, Protestant, or other; 3. That
the courses be given University credit;
4. That sufficient courses be made
available to enable the student to
obtain up to a "minor" in the field of
Religion; 5. That the cost of salaries
for the professors or instructors be
borne, in the main, by the Communions nominating such professors,
whether Catholic, Protestant, or other;
6. That the administration be as simple
as possible; 7. That the organisation
be either a separate Department or an
"Institute", to be directed by a Chairman and by a Board, representing the
major cooperating religious bodies.
RECOMMENDATIONS SENT TO PRESIDENT
In 1954 these tentative recommendations were circulated to the Board of
Management of the Alumni Association and also to the Past Presidents.
Then at two subsequent special meetings they were discussed at some
length, approved, and sent to the President of the University for his consideration. Not only the Alumni Past
Presidents, and the Alumni Board, but
also the successive Presidents under
whom our Committee served,—Mr.
Gordon Letson, Mr. Douglas McDonald, Mr. Dudley Darling, and Mr. Peter
Sharp,—gave constant support to the
work of the Committee. Noticeable
throughout the discussion was the substantial   unanimity   of   purpose   and
Ormonde J.  Hall,  B.  Com.'42,  LL.B/48,  Editor
U.B.C.  Alumni  Chronicle,  1946-1953.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        20 spirit of Committee members, regardless of diversity of faith, and the
strong endorsations received from the
members of the Alumni Board representing the various faculties—Arts,
Agriculture, Applied Science, Law, etc.
SENATE COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS STUDIES
In the fall of 1954 the writer was
asked by President MacKenzie to chair
a Committee of the Senate on "Religious Studies." This Committee, originally consisting of Dean Andrew,
Miss Mary Fallis, Professor Soward,
Dr. William Gibson, the Hon. Mr.
Justice Arthur Lord and myself, was
extended to include Father Henry
Carr, Mr. Dudley Darling, Rabbi
Kogen, Professor Logan, Father
Oliver, Rev. Principal Taylor and Rev.
Principal Woodhouse. After a preliminary study of the recommendations of the Alumni Committee, three
sub-committees were chosen to bring
in recommendations concerning (a)
proposed courses of study, (b) opinions on the legality of such courses
under the "University Act", and (c)
administration and costs. The legal
sub-committee, under Mr. Justice Lord,
received a ruling from the University
Solicitors which concluded as follows:
"In our opinion, on the basis of the
above cases, a generalised approach to
religion is not in error under our
Statute, but the teaching of any such
subject should not be carried out in
such a manner as to indoctrinate, or
inculcate into the mind of the student,
any particular religious creed or
dogma as above defined." The administration and costs sub-committee,
under Mr. Dudley Darling, concurred
in the generally-expressed views that
full control over all such courses
should be exercised by the University,
and that the lecturers should be appointed by the University. The curriculum sub-committee, under Professor Logan, drew up outlines of
three courses, mainly in the fields of
Church History and Philosophy, which
could, if approved, be given even for
the year 1955-56. The general proposals of this Senate Committee, which
differed only on minor issues from
those of the Alumni Committees, were
circulated to the members of Senate,
discussed by Senate on August 26,
1955, and then referred back to the
Committee for further consideration in
the light of the criticisms received.
At a meeting held on October 3rd,
1955, the Committee agreed upon the
following recommendations:
1. That the University make provision for offering to students in the
Faculty of Arts and Science the present or alternative optional credit
courses in religion given by affiliated
theological colleges (as they may be
approved by the Faculty of Arts and
Science and Senate), these courses to
cover fields such as the Literature,
History, and Philosophy of Religion.
It is understood that such courses
would comply with the provisions of
the University Act. 2. That steps leading to the approval of such courses
and the appointment of the instructors
would follow the normal university
procedure. 3. That the existing provisions for theological students be
continued, according to which all
students planning to enter theological
training may take up to four courses
in religion for Arts credit in their
Undergraduate years, but that, for
other students in the Faculty of Arts
and Science, credit be allowed for rot
more than one 3-unit course in Religion in any one year, and not more>
than a total of two such courses in
their undergraduate years; such arrangement to be continued for an
experimental period of five years and
to be reviewed after that time. 4. That
the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Science be asked to discuss with the
Principals of affiliated theological colleges the nature of the courses to be
offered, and then to submit the proposed courses to the Faculty of Arts
and Science for its approval.
SENATE AND ARTS FACULTY GIVE APPROVAL
These latter recommendations were
presented to Senate at its next meeting on October 19th, and were all
approved. Shortly afterwards, in accordance with Recommendation 4,
Dr. Woodhouse, Principal of the Anglican Theological College, submitted to
Dean Chant an outline of a proposed
credit course entitled "History of the
Christian Church," designed to be
offered at U.B.C. for study in September 1956. This course was approved
by the Faculty of Arts and Science,
and placed in the Department of
History. Other courses in Religion will,
no doubt, be submitted in the future,
and will have to follow the same
procedure if they are to be considered
for approval.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEM
There are certain cognate courses
already being given at U.B.C, such
as the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas,
in the Department of Philosophy,
given by Father Henry Carr, C.S.I!.,
LL.D., and "Literature of the Bible"
given in the Department of English
by Professor Stanley Read. The new
courses in religion could likewise be
placed under certain departmental auspices, or alternatively they could, as
originally proposed by the Alumni
Committee, be placed in a special Department or Institute of Religion.
The designation "College of Religior"
as used in Iowa would be too pretentious for the University of British
Columbia. The designation "Institute"
may, to some ears, sound too proletarian, to others, too superficial! Perhaps
a "Department of Religious Studies"
could be established, directly under
the Dean of Arts and Science, while
still leaving in their present Departments of History, Literature and
Philosophy the courses of a nature
closely related to these Departments.
SATISFACTION OF ALUMNI
Obviously, in a young and growing
University there must be adaptibility,
willingness to co-operate, and a spirit
of fair experimentation. The Alumni
Association is delighted with the decisions of the University Senate. The
University's tradition and position as
non-sectarian continues to be safeguarded. At the same time, as a result
of the provision of a limited number of
optional credit-carrying courses in
Religion, courses which undoubtedly
will be of the finest in scholarship,
students will be able to explore and
enjoy the great field of scholarship in
religious studies and satisfy their desire to learn more about what many
of us regard as the most important
features of our civilisation.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Books by Alumni
It is hoped, from time to time, to
publish in the Chronicle short reviews
of works by U.B.C. graduates. The
following are offered as reminders of
a fast-growing list of books in widely
separate fields of literary endeavour.
Congratulations to the Authors and
thanks to the Reviewers.
Norah Willis Michener, Ph.D.: MARITAIN ON
THE NATURE OF MAN IN A CHRISTIAN
DEMOCRACY. Editions "L'Ec'air", 138, rue
Maisonneuve,   Hull,  Canada,  1955.
The Author graduated with the
Class of Arts '22 and looks back with
affectionate regard upon her Alma
Mater with its "intellectually cosmopolitan atmosphere and rare tolerance
in race, religion and colour". Since
graduation Mrs. Michener has lived
a full life, most of it in Toronto. She
first studied music at the Royal Conservatory, and later Aesthetics and
F'hilosophy in the University of Toronto where, in June 1953, she received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This work on Maritain is a
result of her Ph.D. studies. Dr. Mich-
ener's husband, D. Roland Michener,
Q.C., LL.D., a Rhodes Scholar and
Canadian Secretary of the Rhodes
Trustees, is a Conservative Member
of the House of Commons, representing a Toronto constituency. While
Mrs. Michener shares her husband's
interest and activity in public affairs,
she has given close attention to the
varied domestic duties of wife and
mother and hostess in her charming
Toronto home.
The progress and development of
the Author's thinking, in the light of
her wide experience, brought her finally to Maritain who seems to her to
have found, for the individual, a helpful answer to the "statist totalitarian
Courtesy Gordon Rice Photography Toronto
Norah Willis Michener, B.A/22, Ph.D. (Toronto)
conception" of human nature.
"The most fundamental and most pressing
question of our time concerns the nature of
man ... Is he merely a glorified animal, whose
existence may conveniently be cancelled out at
any moment in the service of a totalitarian
state? . . .
"Has man an intellect capable of reaching
truth? Is there in fact any truth to be reached,
or must he be content with the utter "relativity
of constantly changing opinion? . . .
"Is there really any such thing as moral right
or wrong? Does it make any difference to a
man—if he possess by chance the ring of Gyges
and can get away with doing anything he wishes
—what things he may choose to do?
"Jacques Maritain has produced remarkable
answers to these questions. A Frenchman by
birth and long residence, a Protestant in upbringing, and a scientist in his early training,
he has become by choice, a philosopher, a
Roman Catholic, and a resident of the United
States. His philosophy is not just an intellectual
elaboration which satisfies only a part of his
being. It is the answer to the quest of his life,
to his search for truth on all levels. . . . The
close integration between his life and his work
explains, in part, the enormous influence which
he has had, both as a writer and as a man . . .
"This book has been written for serious students of philosophy. It presupposes a reading
knowledge of French. Nevertheless, it is my
hope that many who have no formal training
in philosophy, or may be unable to read the
French quotations, but who are concerned to
find a satisfactory philosophy for democracy,
may yet find much of the work—especially
those chapters on the person—both accessible
and rewarding." (Excerpts from Dr. Michener's
Introduction).
Earle Birney: DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto.
• • •
Flashbacks of the Author with a few comments on his Book.
I first became acquainted with Earle
Birney in the fall of 1926. By undergraduate standards, he was a pretty
big man around the University of
British Columbia—editor-in-chief of
the Ubyssey and therefore, in those
days, a member of the Student Council.
The conjunction of offices pleased him,
for it gave him a foot in what he
chose to regard as the enemy's camp
—he could tilt in the Council meetings
against policies and then next morning
write slashing editorials to the same
end, whereon his senior editors, Sadie
Boyles and Bill Murphy, smiled benignly while now and then suggesting even more blistering invective.
At the end of term, Council, bloody
with many barbs, gratefully consented
to the 'reform' Earle had been working for, and decreed that no editor
would henceforth be one of its members.
Earle was arrow-thin and swift of
passage, upreared more than six feet
and tipped with a crest of red-gold
curls—Eheu! fugaces—which he was
ever shaking impetuously against
some folly of the Powers; and he
tastefullv valanced them, before sitting to his tvpewriter, with a green
eyeshade of the sort then affected by
barbers and journalists. Now and
•again, in simple joy at the neat turning of a phrase, he would rise and—
I repeat, it was the vear 1926—jiggle
a   few   delighted   Charleston   steps.
Above his thrashing feet, the trouser
legs, cut in the amplest style of Oxford, shook and rippled like a flying
jib spilling its wind.
I looked up to him with naive trust,
for he was a fourth-year English
Honours man, deeply read in Chaucer
and the curious lore of Cabell, confidently tracking his way across the high
white snows of truth that glittered far
above me. That is why, no doubt, when
Dr. Sedgewick—the original of Chan-
ning in Down the Long Table—set me
to cut my teeth on a report for the
Arnold seminar, I turned to Earle.
Those were indeed days upon Olympus
—but still I marvel at his casual ease
when he instructed me to know that
the dialogue in the second part of
Tristram and Iseult was 'not very dramatic'. I was grateful for this opinion,
put it in my report, and read it to
the Sedgewick ears. I was startled, and
even a little frightened, by the result.
There was such a foam of histrionic
sputtering, such a gasping and high
indignant trumpeting, such an elevation and sudden dropping of fierce
black brows—and at last the cold interrogation: "On whose authority—on
whose, pray tell, do you make bold
with this extraordinary pronouncement?"
I looked all round. Earle was making
strange gestures of disavowal that I
was too rattled to interpret. "Why",
I said, "I suppose it's Mr. Birney's
authority." Earle closed his eyes. "Mr.
Birney," sneered Dr. Sedgewick, "Mr.
Birney!" He seemed to be very scornful. "And his high authority, heaven
help us!" He had laid hold of Mr.
Birney's ear and was tugging it, not
too gently. Mr. Birney was meekly
wagging his head and grinning in a
feeble, silly kind of way.
I think now that Earle was right
about Arnold's dialogue—it is a bit
stiff and artificial. Earle has a good
ear for dialogue; and while he sat in
Sedgewick's seminars or through evenings beside the coal-fire grate in
Sedgewick's book-cluttered living-
room, his ear recorded the highly characteristic and yet elusive rhythm of
the Sedgewick phrase to give it back,
after twenty years and more, in Down
the Long Table. One never knows what
a man is up to. I sat beside Earle in
classes for several years, and together
we damned Anglo-Saxon declensions,
cursed the conjugations, and vilified
the elaborate versification. But he
truly enjoyed it all, and you can see
as much, not only in the jollities of
"Anglo-Saxon Street", but also in the
word-play of his prose. So also, when
he strayed at leisure "through lost
Chaucer's soft sweet grass", he learned how to put living men and women
on a page. As I say, one never knows
what a man is about—and Sedgewick,
I guess, would have been amused and
pleased to see himself sitting in place
"Down the Long Table" and talking
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
22 Harold Sumberg, Courtesy Vancouver Province
Earle   Birney,   B.A.'26,   M.A.,   Ph.D.   (Toronto).
with the accents that enlivened many
a   discussion   round   many   a   seminar
table not too long ago.
Edmund Morrison, B.A.'27, Ph.D. (Calif.)
Department  of   English,   U.B.C.
+
Wilfred   Watson:    FRIDAY'S   CHILD.    Faber
and Faber, London, 1955. 9s. 6d.
This is a slight volume—fifty-six
pages in all—but within its covers are
thirty-one poems, all finely chiselled,
all rich in those qualities that are
manifest in true poetry. Basically, the
central note is lyrical. From the opening "Invocation" to the concluding
"Letter to Dorothy Bazett," the writer
records his reactions to experiences of
a deeply personal nature—emotions
springing from friendship and love,
from the observation of a Rembrandt
painting or the remembering of an
age-old tale. Here are no observations
on the contemporary world struggle,
no satirical thrustings at the evils that
corrupt our society, no fearful brood-
in on the coming destruction of man
through the unleashing of atomic
power. Here is no real Violence; here,
rather, are controlled tenderness and
gentleness, which may turn at times
to a brooding, but not a morbid
melancholy.
The individual poems leave the impression of exquisite craftsmanship
rather than of hasty, fiery, passionate
composition. The form of each is carefully worked; the language compacted,
condensed, and at times difficult; each
word carefully chosen, with a conscious—or perhaps an unconscious—-poetic eye to the impact it will carry, to
its connotational values. Some of the
poems are very demanding; the reader
must move slowly and carefully
through words and lines lest the essence of the poem pass by unseen and
unfelt. In other poems there is a shining clarity that is as surprising as it
is refreshing. But in all there is poetry.
It is perhaps unfair to the writer
to pick out individual items from this
small gathering, but I should like, to
do so, if for no other reason than to
encourage others to read all these
poems.   General   comments   do   little
for the poet or for his poetry.
The "Invocation" opens the volume
brilliantly:
Appear,  O mother,  was the perpetual  cry
Of lost Aeneas, and you did take care of him
Though Dido felt the iron of your whim.
Our shrcuds are sea-rotten; and our keels
Are  rust  and  weeds;  broken  is  our  limb;
Our  winded  oar   is  master  of  our wills.
O love, teach us to love you, that we may
Through burning Carthage take our way.
I like, too, "The Boy and the Shepherds," a profoundly moving Christmas poem, which describes the coming
of the "unknowing shepherds" and the
kings "bearded in wisdom" to the
cradle of Christ:
And   the   shepherded   kings
Were amazed at the wit
Of the woolwound
Heart, quicker and surer
Than they to follow
The cockcrow star .  .  .
To  the cradle
And lastly, just four lines from the
post's reactions as he looks in wonder
on Rembrandt's famous painting, "Of
Hendrickje as Bathsheba":
King  David's royal sin before me glows:
Behold the captain's wife whose beauty seen
Took David's eyes in an adultery
Ignobly famous in its perfidy.
So much for the poetry. Now just a
word about the poet. Dr. Watson is,
of course, known to many Alumni of
this University. Not only is he an
Alumnus himself, B.A.'43, Ph.D.(Tor.),
but he also taught in the Englisn
Department for a brief time after the
war. He then completed his doctoral
studies at the University of Toronto,
and was appointed to the English Department, The University of Alberta.
At present he and his wife are in
France, Dr. Watson having received,
through the Royal Society, a Canadian
Government Scholarship for study and
creative work abroad. He will return
to Edmonton at the beginning of the
fall term.  ■
Stanley   E.   Read,  M.A.   (McGill,
Department of English,  U.B.C.
+
Ralph W. Hidy and Muriel E. Hidy: PIONEERING IN BIG BUSINESS — A HISTORY OF THE
STANDARD OIL COMPANY. (New Jersey, 1882-
1911).    Harpers,   New  York,   1956.
Muriel E. Hidy (nee Waqenhauser), B.A.'27,
M.A. (Clark), Ph.D. (Radcliffe), taught Economics for several years at Wheaton College,
Northern Massachusetts. She is now doing
research for a History of the Great Northern
Rai'way Company.
No major business concern in the
United States has been the subject of
such detailed study and research, and
such intense and prolonged controversy, as Standard Oil. Under the leadership of John D. Rockefeller and his
associates, it was one of the first in
the field of manufacturing to pull
many small competing producers together into one combine, and achieve
the twin advantages of large-scab;
economy and near-monopoly on a national scale. In order to consolidate
its position and streamline its operations, the Company pioneered in new
forms of corporate organisation, not-
ablv the "trust" and the "holding
company".
In the course of climbing to domin
ance in the oil-refining industry Standard Oil aroused widespread opposition.
It was the target for frequent and
prolonged legal attacks by Federal
and state bodies, culminating in its
dissolution by Court order in 1911.
Standard Oil became the by-word
for "trust", and "trust" became synonymous in the public mind with a
ruthless and grasping monopoly in a
period that came to be known as the
"muck-raking  era."
It was perhaps inevitable that the
history of a business concern occupying this unique and in some ways unenviable position would become somewhat distorted. Much of what later
proved to be legend continued for
many years to be accepted even by
reputable historians as fact.
The present volume by Professors
Ralph and Muriel Hidy seems to have
been motivated by a desire to set the
record straight and correct certain
erroneous and unfavourable impressions about the early history of Standard Oil. They were financed in
their undertaking by the Business
History Foundation, a non-profit organisation, the funds for which have
been donated by a number of leading
corporations, including the present-
day Standard Oil of New Jersey. The
latter also made available to the
authors voluminous correspondence
and records of company operations
that have never before been published
in book form.
The authors have done a prodigious
job of historical research. The 800-odd
pages are crammed with statistics and
other factual data, much of it new, to
this reviewer at least. The book is
particularly valuable in providing details as to "inside" operations of the
concern, including such questions as
the relationships of the head office with
subsidiaries, and early efforts to work
out a "committee system" of management; and its external relations
with governments, with domestic and
foreign competitors, and with the consuming public. In general, the authors
have done an excellent job of putting
together a complex mass of factual
data in clear and readable historical
sequence.
One feels, however, that they would
have done better to have "let the
facts speak for themselves." The work
is marred by what to this reviewer
seems almost a compulsion to clear
the corporation's good name. The
authors attack numerous critics of
Standard Oil in rather partisan
fashion. One is terms a "gadfly" and
"professional litigant", and another a
"self-constituted David throwing
stones at S. 0. Goliath," (p.204). Even
former President Theodore Roosevelt
is pictured primarily as a politician
with "an appetite for big game in the
industrial fie'd."  (p.GTT).
Stuart Jamieson, B.A/35, M.A. (McGill),
Ph.D.   (Calif.)
Department  of  Economics,   U.B.C.
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24 NEW RECORDS ACHIEVED
By
U.B.C. DEVELOPMENT FUND
1955 Total Nearly $80,000
ALUMNI  GIVING STIMULATES COMMUNITY
SUPPORT
The U.B.C. Development Fund
added almost $80,000 to University
revenue in 1955 from 4,700 donors,
thus establishing new records in
Alumni and Community support of
Higher Education in B.C. 1954 total
was $50,000 from approximately 2,900
participants.
An accurate comparison with previous Fund campaigns is difficult, however, because the 1955 report includes
several objectives, initiated and supported by the Board of Directors,
which are not shown in the audited
statement.
Audited total was $76,448.27 as
compared with $50,201.20 in 1954.
Direct contributors increased from
2,860 in  1954 to 3 266 in  1955.
Added to these figures, in the Directors' Report, are 1000 new graduates
who contributed through a Class Gift
and 500 alumni who donated solely
to the Re-Build the Brock appeal. An
additional $3,000 is also listed by the
Directors—$1,500 from Alumni for
the Brock and $1,500 for company
scholarships promoted by Fund effort.
ALUMNI  ANNUAL GIVING
As the graphs on Donors and Donations indicate, community support of
the Fund has increased over the years
in close relationship to the number of
Alumni participants. The experience
of 1955 furnishes convincing proof of
this significant fact: the number of
Alumni donors, direct and indirect,
increased by over 70% while contributions from community sources increased  by  aproximately  100%.
M >IHKK OF
The amount of Alumni contributions
increased as well, but not to the same
extent, proving once again that the
success of the Fund will always be
determined by the percentage of
Alumni participation rather than by
the size of their donations. Alumni
money   is   "seed"   money—one   dollar
from  an  Alumnus  can  be  multiplied
by one hundred from a "friend".
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COMMUNITY GIVING
The Board of Directors, under the
aggressive chairmanship of Aubrey
F. Roberts, and with the "ex officio"
help of Dr. W. C. Gibson, conducted
its most successful appeal to date for
community and industry support of
the University through the Development Fund.
Research in neurology, polio, and
muscular dystrophy, received financial
aid by means of special grants from
organisations and by contributions
from many individuals, while Scholarship, Bursary and Loan funds for
deserving students were further augmented by support from industry and
professional   groups.
Most notable single objective of the
1955 campaign was the V.R.C.-U.B.C.
Henley Rowing Fund which was
organised by a joint committee and
which enlisted the support of Alumni,
Companies, Organisations and friends
throughout Canada and Overseas.
DISBURSEMENT  OF   FUNDS
The schedules below show the disbursement of Funds to the University
in 1955. Schedule "A" lists earmarked
donations turned over to the University during the Fund year; Schedule "B" lists earmarked donation?
transferred to the University account
on February 2, 1956; Schedule "C'
lists the Major Objectives and includes
earmarked donations and the Trustees'
allocation of unassigned donations;
and Schedule "D" lists three Objectives not included in the Fund audited
statement. ($1,300 of the fund disbursed is made up of 1954 donations).
Schedule   "A"
R.   C.   Palmer   Memorial    ...$
A. W.  D.  (Bill)  Knox Memorial	
Peter  Schwerdt   Scholarships   .  	
P.  R.  Brissenden  Bursary-Scholarship..
Pacific   Brewers'   Agents-Scholarships
Institute of Chartered
Accounts-Bursary     — ..
Simmons  &   McBride   Lectureship    .
Kinsmen's Chair of Neurological
Research (B.C. Foundation for
Poliomyelitis)     	
Finning   Tractor
Company   Scholarships 	
Peat,  Warwick  &   Mitchell  —
Scholarships 	
M.A.C.     —    Rowing 	
Muscular  Dystrophy  Research  Fund
(Muscular   Dystrophy  Association
of   Canada)      ...         —
Nursing-Students'   Assistance   Fund ...
World   University   Service   .  	
B.C.   Foundation   for   Poliomyelitis   ...
Dr. W. S.  Baird — Faculty of
Medicine   	
Social Work 25th Anniversary	
Class of  '29 Students Assistance
Fund                —   .	
Gilbert Tucker  Memorial   Fund	
Class  of  '55   Memorial   Loan   Fund ...
Sidney Roofing & Paper Company—
Scholarship  	
York     Lectureship   —
U.B.C. Alumni Association Scholarship;
(Major  Objective) — 	
Schedule "B"
Home  Management   House $
Library       ..      	
Playing  Fields 	
R.  C.   Palmer Memorial   	
A. W. D. (Bill) Knox Memorial.-	
Varsity   Outdoor   Club	
Sedgewick  Memorial     	
A. H. Hutchinson Endowment Fund....
F.  G.  C.  Wood Theatre 	
Laura    Holland   	
Neurological   Research   	
Dorothy   Myers   Memorial .
Lieut.   J.   D.   Hamilton   Memorial	
Convocation  Founders'  U.B.C.
History    Fund          	
Victoria  College   Library   Fund	
Muscular  Dystrophy  Research   Fund
(Muscular  Dystrophy Association
of   Canada)  	
M.A.C. — Equipment  	
Asian   Studies      	
Swimming    Pool 	
Engineers' Undergraduate Society —
Furnishing   Fund  - 	
U.B.C. Students Co-op.  Building
Fund       . 	
Seattle  Alumni   Scholarship  Fund	
Medical   Students'   Loan   Fund	
World   University   Service	
Naval    Alumni         	
Social Work 25th Anniversary Fund ...
641.17
496.00
1,000.00
250.00
5,000.00
100.00
500.00
5,000.00
1,500.00
300.00
24,007.06
3,000.00
100.00
439.20
5,000.00
50.00
611.50
639.71
50.00
1,000.00
250.00
500.00
2,500.00
820.15
75.00
48.00
233.83
,000.00
193.15
90.00
5.00
105.00
10.00
1 15.00
20.00
32.00
528.00
3.00
,152.00
4.00
100.00
10.00
394.84
42.00
106.00
!,170.00
5.00
10.00
42.00
Schedule  "C"
President's Fund     .     $16,913.89
Residences — furnishings        119.80
U.B.C.  Alumni  Scholarships
(additional grant)           500.00
Schedule  "D"
Rebuild the  Brock  Fund  S 1,500.00
Western   Canada   Steel   Scholarships... 1,000.00
Dolmage   Towing   Company
Scholarships  .   500.00
1956 CAMPAIGN
Appointment of the new Chairman
and Board of Directors of the Fund
will be confirmed shortly. The 1956
appeal commenced on January 1st and
to date over $5,000 has been contributed by Alumni and Friends.
The first notice will be mailed in
April, but we hope that many regular
supporters will make their contributions  before receiving this  reminder.
25
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumnae & Alumni
(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, 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next issue not  later than May  1,  1956.)
1917
J. M. Buchanan, B.A., has been appointed a Director of The Bank of
Canada and elected a Director of The
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company.
1919
Major-General    H.   F.   G.   Letson,
C.B., C.B.E., M.C, E.D., CD., B.Sc,
Ph.D. (London)'23, LL.D., Adviser
to the Chief of Staff on Militia
Affairs, returned to Vancouver in early
February during an extended tour of
militia units in Western Canada where
he was making a study of developments since the Reserve Army was
reorganised as the Militia in September, 1954.
1922
G. W. Bruce Fraser, B.A., has been
appointed Judge of the New Westminster County Coijrt. He fills the post
made vacant by the elevation of Mr.
Justice Harry J. Sullivan of New
Westminster to the Supreme Court
of B.C.
1923
Mrs. H. F. Angus (nee Anne Anderson), B.A., was elected Chairman of
the Vancouver School Board for 1956
bv acclamation at the inaugural meeting of the new Board, January 9.
1925
A. E. (Dal) orauer, B.A., B.A.
(Oxon.), Ph.D. (Calif.), President of
the B.C. Power Corporation and the
B.C. Electric Company, was elected to
the Board of Directors of the Dominion Bridge Company, Limited, at the
Annual General Meeting of the Company in Montreal.
1926
Brig. William Murphy, C.B.E.,
D.S.O., E.D., Q.C., B.A., LL.D., has
been made President of Canadian
Western Pipe Mills Limited, Port
Moody.
1930
S. E. Maddigan, B.A., M.A., PTi.D.
(Purdue), former Director of the B.C.
Research Council, has been appointed
Special Assistant to the Director of
Metallurgical Research, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Oakland, California.
Geoffrey   G.   Woodward,  B.A.,  has
been appointed Secretary, B.C. Power
Corporation   and    the   B.C.    Electric
Company, Limited, its chief subsidiary.
1931
P. R. Brissenden, B.A., was elected
President of the Vancouver Bar Association at the Annual Meeting, December 16, 1955.
1932
Charles J. Armstrong, B.A., Ph.D.
(Harvard), President, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, has been
selected as Head of the Oregon College Foundation—a financial pool for
the   benefit  of  Oregon's   independent
Colleges and Universities.
1933
Douglas McK. Brown, B.A., was elected Vice-President of the Vancouver
Bar Association at the Annual Meeting, December 16, 1955.
G. Neil Perry, B.A., M.P.A., M.A.,
Ph.D. (Harvard) has been appointed
Interim Governor of the State Bank of
Ethiopia. Formerly with the B.C.
Government Bureau of Economics and
Adviser to Premier Hart on Federal-
F'rovincial tax matters, he later became Assistant Deputy Minister of
Finance with the Federal Government
and then joined the International
Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.
He originally went to Addis Ababa
as Economic Adviser to the Ethiopian
Minister of Finance.
G. Gordon Strong, B.Com., B.A.'34,
President and General Manager of
Brush-Moore Newspapers, Inc., was
elected President of the Ohio Newspaper Association during its Annual
Convention in Canton, Ohio.
1934
George F. Jones, B.Com., Librarian
at Grosse Point, Michigan, U.S.A., has
been appointed Librarian of the
newly-established Burnaby Municipal
Library System. He will return on
March 15 to take up his position.
1935
Walter F. Scott, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'36,
was elected President of the Architect's Division of the University of
B.C. Alumni Association at the Annual
Dinner Meeting, February 22, 1956.
1937
Philip J. Kitley, B.A., M.A.'49 Director of B.C. School Radio Broadcasts,
has been appointed by Unesco as Adviser to the Ceylon State Radio. He
will visit schools in Ceylon and help
With the instruction of teachers on
school broadcast techniques. Prior to
his last appointment as Director in
1944, he was a teacher for 16 years
on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan.
1939
Frank Turner, B.A., B.Com., of the
London Life Insurance Company is
the new Co-Editor of "The Tear
Sheet"—the official organ of the advertising and Sales Bureau, Vancouver
Board of Trade. He recently attended
a two-weeks advanced course given by
the Company on Estates Analysis,
Security Programming and Business
Insurance at London, Ontario.
1940
Douglas O. Durkin, B.A., is the President of the newly-formed Company,
Durkin and Rader, Incorporated, with
headquarters at 53 West Jackson
Boulevard, Chicago. The Company
specialises in industrial public relations and advertising.
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26 G.  Gordon  Strong,  B.Com.'33,  B.A/34.
1942
C R. Matheson, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed to the position of Development Manager with C. D. Shultz Appraisal Company, Limited. Mr. Matheson is a registered Forester.
Marion Murphy, B.A., Dipl. S.W.,
M.S.W. (N.Y.S.S.W. Columbia), Associate Secretary Of the Family and
Child Welfare Division, Canadian Welfare Council, has just completed a
Western tour in the capacity of consultant for Family and Child Welfare
agencies.
1944
Ed. P. Friesen, B.Com., B.A.'45,
Ph.D. (Columbia), Consulting Psychologist with Stevenson and Kellogg,
Limited, Vancouver, B.C., has been
named President of the B.C. Psychological Association. This Association
serves the interests of all B.C. Psychologists and promotes the ethical and
scientific welfare of the Psychological
profession.
1945
G. Arnold Johnson, B.Com., has been
appointed Executive Assistant to Dr.
H. L. Purdy, Executive Vice-President
of B.C. Electric Company, Limited.
He is mainly concerned with conversion of the manufactured gas system
to natural gas.
1946
Kingsley C. Neil, B.Com., has recently purchased the Orchard City
Motors in Kelowna. He was for many
years Sales Manager of Empire
Motors in Vancouver.
1947
Mrs. Cy P. Mark, (nee Anne Lew),
B.A., B.Com., has been elected to the
Executive of the Chinese Benevolent
Association, and has the distinction
of being the first woman in the history
of the 66-year-old Association to be
named to the eleven-member Executive.
W. B. Richardson, B.S.A., has been
re-elected President of the B.C.
Branch, Holstein-Friesian Cattle Association of Canada. Mr. Richardson
is Superintendent of Provincial farms
with his headquarters at Colony Farm,
Essondale.
1948
Raymond Burdett, B.Com., has been
appointed Credit Manager with Simpson-Sears' Nanaimo store. Formerly
with the Coca-Cola Company in Vancouver, Mr. Burdett joined Simpson-
Sears a year ago last March.
S/L E. F. Clyde Underwood, B.A.
Sc, currently serving at Air Force
Headquarters as a Construction Engineer, has been promoted to Wing
Commander.
1949
Leslie Peterson, LL.B., M.L.A., was
the successful Social Credit candidate
in the Vancouver Centre by-election,
January 9.
Knute Soros, B.A.Sc, former Assistant City Engineer in New Westminster, resigned his position to take a
new position with the B.C. Electric
Company, March 1.
William Street, B.A., LL.B., is the
newly-elected President of the British
Columbia Youiag Liberal Association.
1950
Hugh Armstrong, B.Com., Business
Columnist of the Herald for the last
two years, will soon take on his new
duties as the Herald's full-time Business and Financial Editor. For the
past five years Mr. Armstrong has
been Business Editor of "Western
Business and Industry" and "Canadian
P'ulp and Paper Industry."
Harold Elmer Atkinson. B.S.A., has
been elected President of B.C. Lumber
Survey Limited, a retail dealers' organisation.
Flight-Lieutenant Evan G. Cameron,
B.A.Sc, currently serving with Canadian Joint Staff Headquarters, Washington, D.C. has been promoted to
the rank of Squadron Leader.
G. Croydon Neilson, B.A., M.A., who
received his Ph.D. in October, 1955, is
now with the Defence Research Board,
Suffield Experimental Station, Ralston, Alberta.
1951
William A. Bradshaw, B.A., had the
distinction of winning the silver medal
and the E.R.C. Clarkson Prize for
scoring the second highest marks in
Canada in the final Chartered Accountancy examination.
Gerald Peter Browne, B.A., M.A.,
currently studying at Merton College,
Oxford, has been awarded a $2,000
Scholarship by the Provincial Chapter
of the I.O.D.E.
W. Bruce Hutchison, LL.D., Editor
of the Victoria Daily Times, has received the Royal Society of Canada's
Lome Pierce medal for distinguished
contributions to Canadian Literature.
H. Colin Slim, B.A., M.A. (Harvard), former Conductor of the U.B.C.
Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed Conductor of the Concord
Orchestra, Concord, Mass. In addition
to being the holder of the Naum-
burg Scholarship in Music, he holds
a  Harvard  Corporation  appointment
Courtesy Vancouver Province
Leslie  R.  Peterson,  LL.B/49,  M.L.A.
as a Teaching Fellow and is instructing there in the First Year Music
Course, while working towards his
Ph.D.
John R. M. Szogyen, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed Assistant Manager,
Rotating Equipment Engineering,
with the English Electric Company of
Canada,   St.   Catharines,   Ontario.
1952
T. F. Foote, B.A., has been appointed to a new position with D. Shultz
Appraisal Company, Limited, and will
now supervise and co-ordinate appraisal programmes. He has had experience in the insurance valuation, land
valuation and assessment fields.
Selwyn P. Fox, B.A.Sc, has been
awarded the Canadian Lumberman's
Association Timber Research Fellowship of $1,250. Mr. Fox is in his second
year of post-graduate studies at the
University of Toronto leading to the
Degree of Master of Applied Science.
Joseph Tobin, M.S.W., for the past
two years with the California Department of Mental Hygiene, has been
appointed by the California Department of Correction to work at San
Quentin Prison as a Senior Sociologist.
Courtesy Vancouver Province
Bruce Hutchison. LL.D.
27
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 1953
Douglas Jung, B.A., LL.B.'54, Conservative candidate in the Vancouver
Centre by-election in January last, established a precedent as being the
first Chinese Canadian to enter political life in Canada.
1955
Frank S. Death, B.A.Sc, is the winner of the B.C. Association of Professional Engineers Gold Medal.
Biologists Meet in
>g
East Lansing
At the meetings of the American
Institute of Biological Science, held at
the University of Michigan, East Lansing, September, 1955, seventeen members of the University of British Columbia Convocation were present and
papers were read in nearly all cases.
The graduates contacted Professor
Emeritus A. H. Hutchinson of the Department of Biology and Botany,
U.B.C, and a luncheon was held. The
following is a list of the names, degrees and major research interests,
together with the subjects of papers
submitted.
Barr, Margaret, M.A.'52, Ph.D.
candidate, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor. Mycology—"Moulds from
Western America".
Beamish, I. Kathleen, M.S.A.'51,
Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Genetics—"Incompatibility" (2 papers).
Bendel, Jas., B.A.(Tor-), Ph.D.'54.
Now at Department of Biology,
Queen's, Kingston.  Wild Life Studies.
Butler, Leonard, Fh.D.(Tor.). Now
at Department of Zoology, University
of Toronto. Genetics — "Linked
Genes".
Caldecott, R. S., B.S.A.'46, Ph.D.
(Wash. State). Now with the University of Minnesota. Genetics—"Induced
Mutations, Radiant Energy".
Cameron, William J., B.A.'49, Ph.D.
(Cal.). Now at California State,
Riverside. Genetics—" Supplementary
Carbohydrate  Controlling  Genes".
Cameron, Wm. M., B.A.'33, M.A.
'40, Ph.D.(Cal.). Now at Defense Research Board, Ottawa. Oceanography
—"Cause of Currents".
Cowie, Lillian, M.A.'51, Ph.D. candidate, Queen's. Now at Department
of Biology, Queen's, Kingston. Plant
Physiology—"Synthesis of C1 ^Labelled Sugars".
Davidson, J. F., M.A.'40, Ph.D.
(Cal.). Now, Associate Professor of
Botany, University of Nebraska. Synthesis of Plant Groups—"Evolution".
Grierson - Jackson, Wm., B.S.A.
(Tor.), Ph.D.(Cornell). Formerly of
the Department of Biology and Botany, U.B.C. Now with the Citrous
Experimental Station, Lake Alfred,
Florida.   Fruit Preservation.
Katznelson, H., B.S.A.'34, Ph.D.
(Rutgers). Now Chief, Department of
Bacteriology .Agricultural Science
Service, Ottawa — "Antibiotics and
Diseases of Bees".
Knott. Douglas R., B.S.A.'48, Ph.D.
(Wisconsin). Now with the Department of Agronomy, University of
Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Teaching
Genetics.
McRae, Donald H., M.A.'50, Ph.D.
(Cal.). Now Chief of Division of Plant
Growth  (Commercial), Philadelphia.
Lewis, W. H., B.A.'51, M.A., Ph.D.
candidate, University of Virginia —
"Species and Hybrids of Roses".
Nilan, R. A., M.S.A.'48, Ph.D. (Wisconsin). Now at the State College of
Washington, Pullman. Genetics—"Radiation Effects on Cytology of Barley".
Taylor, J. Wm., B.S.A.'47, M.A.
(Cal.). Now at Le Grand, California
(Commercial). Pomology — "Growth
of Peach Embryos".
Contributed by Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology and Botany, U.B.C.
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28 Henry F. Angus, B.A.,
B.C.U(McGill),    M.A.
(Oxon.), LL.D.(McGill),
F.R.S.C.
The Faculty
Dean   Henry   F.
Angus, B . A .,
B.C.L., M . A . ,
LL.D., F.R.S.C, of
the Faculty of Graduate Studies and
Head of the Department of Economics and Political
Science, is retiring
from his University posts at the end
of June. Dean
Angus joined the staff of U.B.C. as Assistant Professor of Economics in 1919
and since that time has served in many
important capacities. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations from 1937
to 1940, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs from
1941 to 1945 and a member of the
Royal Commission on Transportation
from 1949 to 1951. In June last Dean
Angus was appointed Chairman of the
P'ublic Utilities Commission.
Dr. Gordon M. Shrum, O.B.E., M.M.,
E.D., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), F.R.S.C,
Professor and Head of the Department of Physics, has been made
Chairman of three separate Committees,—Executive, Advisory and Technical,—appointed to supervise the
University's Fraser River Hydro and
Fisheries Research Project. This project, made possible by a $50,000 grant
from the B.C. F'ower Corporation, will
endeavor to find an answer to the
problem of generating power on the
Fraser without damaging the multimillion-dollar salmon run.
Dean Myron M.
Weaver, A. B.
(Wheaton), M.S.,
Ph.D., M.D. (Chicago), F. A. C. P.,
F.R.C.P. (C), Professor and first
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is
retiring for health
reasons on June 30.
Dr. Weaver who
has served as Dean
for seven years, will remain a teaching
member of the Staff in Medicine. He
came to U.B.C. from the University
of Minnesota in 1949, where his work
as an administrator, both in education
and research, qualified him for the
difficult task of organising U.B.C.'s
Medical Faculty.
In announcing Dr. Weaver's resignation, President MacKenzie said, "Dr.
Weaver has made an unusually fine
contribution to the Medical Faculty,
to the University, and to the community, in difficult and demanding circumstances."
Dr. Eric A. Anderson, Head, Department of Wood Technology, State University    of    New    York,    College    of
Myron   M.   Weaver.
Forestry, has been appointed as Special Lecturer in the Faculty of Forestry for the period, February, March
and April, 1956. Dr. Anderson is the
author of several publications in the
field of silvicultural relations, and has
had wide experience in teaching and
research.
Ralph W. Baldner, A.B. (Miami),
M.A. (Vanderbilt), Instructor, Department of French, who will be giving
the Italian courses in the newly-
created Department of Romance Studies next year, has recently completed
a series of lectures on "Art, Music and
Letters of Italian Renaissance" delivered this winter at the Vancouver Art
Gallery and the University.
Lawrence L. Bongie, B.A.'50, Doc-
teur de l'Universite de Paris, is taking
this year off from his teaching duties
in the Department of Romance Studies
to devote his time exclusively to research in the Bibliotheque Nationale
at Paris. He expects ultimately to
publish a critical edition of the works
of Jean Bernard Merian which should
be an important contribution to the
history of philosophy in general, and
in particular to the history of French
thought in the 18th century.
Paris Constantinides, M.D. (Vienna), Ph.D. (Montreal), Associate
Professor, Department of Anatomy,
and his U.B.C. Research Team, have
found a way to arrest hardening of
the arteries in rabbits with natural
and synthetic chemicals called sulfonated   polysaccharides.
The next step of this investigation will be a thorough study of the
poisonous side-affects of these compounds, and of ways of eliminating
them. This stage of research could
take several years, but it is an essential preliminary before the substances
can be tried in humans.
John J. Deutsch, B.Com. (Queen's)
'35, Federal Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance, has been appointed to
succeed Dean Henry F. Angus as
Professor and Head of the Department
of Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Deutsch has held several key economic posts in Canada including Research Assistant in the Department of
Economic Research of the Bank of
Canada, Special Wartime Assistant to
the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, and Secretary to the
Royal Commission on Administrative
Classification in the Public Service.
Dr. Kenneth A. Evelyn, B.Sc. (McGill), M.D., CM. (McGill), F.R.C.P.
(C), Research Professor (Part-Time),
Department of Medicine, and Director
of the B.C. Medical Research Institute,
has received a grant of $8,478 from
the Muscular Dystrophy Association of
Canada to undertake a research project entitled "Assay of Enzymes of
Human Skeletal Muscle".
Dr. W. Leonard Grant, B.A.'36, A.M.
(Harv.), Ph.D. (Tor.), Professor, Department of Classics, recently attended
the   annual   New   York   meetings   at
Columbia University of the Renaissance Society of America, of whose
National Council he is a member.
While in New York he also attended
the annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America held in
the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In
May he will deliver a paper on "Renaissance Latin Lyric Poetry in Italy"
at the Pacific Northwest Branch of
the R.S.A., during sessions to be held
at the University of Oregon.
Margaret A. Kennard, A.B. (Bryn
Mawr), M.D. (Cornell), Associate
Professor, Department of Neurological
Research, has been appointed Director of Mental Health Research for
the State of Washington, with laboratories at Western State Hospital,
Seattle, effective April 1. Not long
ago, Dr. Kennard was elected President of the Western Institute of Epilepsy which will meet in Vancouver,
September 6, 1956.
Professor E. D. MacPhee, M.M.,
M.A., B.Ed. (Edinburgh), Director of
the School of Commerce, Hugh C.
Wilkinson, B.Com., Assistant Professor, School of Commerce and John J.
Deutsch, newly-appointed Professor
and Head of the Department of Economics and Political Science, were
among the instructors at the 5th Annual Banff School of Advanced Management. The course is designed to
meet the needs of business firms who
wish to train executives for roles of
greater responsibility.
Mrs. H. E. Penney, B.A. (Toronto),
A.M. (Texas State College for
Women), Associate Professor, School
of Physical Education, has become the
first Canadian President-Elect of the
Western Society for Physical Education of College Women. The Society
includes University and College teachers of Physical Education from Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon,
Washington, Nevada, California, and
British Columbia.
Professor H. Rocke Robertson, B.Sc,
M.D. (McGill), F.R.C.S. (Ed in.),
F.R.CS.(C), F.A.C.S., Professor and
Head of Department of Surgery and
Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine ,was paid the outstanding honour
of being appointed Visiting Surgeon-
in-Chief at the Peter Bent Brigham
Hospital in Boston, Mass. In connection with this appointment he gave a
series of lectures on February 20-26.
James J. Deutsch, with Professor Earl D. MacPhee, M.M., M.A., B.Ed.(Edinburgh), School of
Commerce Director. Mr. Deutsch was principal
speaker at the Annual Commerce Banquet,
February 23.
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3D SPORTS SUMMARY-
Close Games in the Hamber Cup Series
'Birds Lose to C-Fun in Basketball Finals
World Cup Rugby, March 22 and 24
Sir   Winston
Churchill Trophy.
by R. J. (Bus) Phillips, Athletic Director
FOOTBALL
University of
Western Ontario
will travel to
Vancouver in September to take on
Frank Gnup's
Thunderbirds in the
4th Annual Churchill   Cup   game   at
U.B.C. Stadium. Arrangements were
completed recently when the Canadian
Paraplegic Association made the Sir
Winston Churchill Trophy available,
and the financial problems were ironed
out. Net proceeds from the game will
go into a fund to aid the handicapped.
University of Western Ontario accepted the invitation after McGill had announced that they were completely
scheduled during the pre-season
period. Plans also call for a composite
mile relay team from Eastern Universities to accompany the football squad,
to take part in a half-time race against
the U.B.C. team. Last year the football game with McGill ended in a
scoreless tie, while our track team won
a  convincing relay victory.
GRASS  HOCKEY
The University grass hockey teams
have taken over first and second place
in the Greater Vancouver Grass Hockey League. Coach Dr. Malcolm McGregor has done a tremendous job
with the teams, and there never has
been a greater on-campus interest in
the sport.
BASKETBALL
Being a door-mat for other Evergreen Conference Teams has not been
easy for Coach Jack Pomfret to take,
year after year. However, the situation
has changed and Jack is enjoying one
of the most successful seasons in
U.B.C.'s basketball history. Holding
down 4th place in the 7-team league,
the Thunderbirds have won 7 Conference games, 5 more victories than any
previous U.B.C. team. This has been
accomplished with a young, inexperienced squad, filled with spirit and the
John McLeod and Herby Forward, Thunderbird
Basketball Trusties, graduate this year.
desire to win. Twice named All-Conference forward, John McLeod has
been a tremendous factor in the team's
success. His 41 point effort against
Central Washington tied the conference record. This will be John's graduating year. The 1956 Thunderbirds
have displayed a fast-breaking, crowd-
pleasing brand of basketball and we
are confident they will make a very
creditable showing in the B.C. Olympic
Playdowns.
There will be four B.C. teams involved — Alberni (1955 Canadian
Champions), Eilers, C-Fun and U.B.C.
A round-robin series starting on February 17, and continuing on successive
weekends, until March 3, decided
the B.C. Amateur Basketball Championship. U.B.C. lost the finals to C-Fun
in a total score, two-game series,
120-113. Seven players from the winning team, plus five others to be
selected from the other three, will
form the B.C. Representative Team.
The Canadian Olympic Basketball
Championship Tournament will take
place at the U.B.C. War Memorial
Gymnasium on March 23. 24, 26, 27
and 28. The following Zones will be
represented:
(a) British Columbia
(b) Alberta
(c) Ontario
(d) Saskatchewan - Manitoba; Montreal - Ottawa. (These two
areas will play off before the
tournament).
This will be the greatest basketball
jamboree ever held in Canada. We are
hopeful that some of the Thunderbirds
will be chosen for the B.C. side.
Tickets will be on sale at Hicks
Ticket Bureau and at the University
Athletic Office. Reservations may be
made at the University right up to the
date of the Tournament.
RUGBY
Vancouver and University playir.g
fields were hit hard by the unseasonal
cold snap in November, with the result
that rugby and soccer games were
cancelled week after week. The Miller
Cup schedule has not been completed,
and may have to be dropped in favour
of the McKechnie matches.
In spite of the long lay-off the
Thunderbird team was ready for
annual series with the University of
California (March 3 and 5 at Berkeley
and March 22 and 24 at U.B.C), and
their game against U.C.L.A. on March
31st. Last year California won the
World Cup by a single point, in the
thrilling four-game series. U.C.L.A.
will play 3 games in Vancouver, on
March 30, 31 and April 2. They will
field a big, fast team of football play-
John   Fredrickson.
Thunderbird   Soccer
Captain.
ers, including two or three All-Americans. The schedule has not yet been
announced, but the Thunderbirds will
probably play on March 31.
Berkeley won both games, March
3 and 5, with scores of 15-0 and 11-9,
and so enters the two home games
against the 'Birds, March 22 and 24,
with a lead of 26-9.
SOCCER
U.B.C.'s soccer
team has undisputed control of first
place in the Mainland Senior Soccer
League, having
won 12 straight
games in regular
league play. In addition they are entering the third
round of the Province Cup competition.
This is one of the strongest teams
we have had in years. We are trying
to arrange a series of games in the
San Francisco area against university
or club teams.
ICE  HOCKEY
I understand that an ice rink is
included in the long range plans for
the University; until this facility is
provided I do not believe we shall be
able to compete in ice hockey on equal
terms with other universities. During
the current season our Thunderbird
team has practised at 11 - 12 p.m.,
twice weekly, and played a limited
schedule of exhibition games against
local commercial league competition.
This situation makes it exceedingly
difficult for the coach, Dr. Bruce MacKay, to prepare the team for a series
against Denver University and Colorado College, and the annual Hamber
Cup series against the University of
Alberta. I do not think we should
enter these competitions again until
we can practise and play under more
favourable conditions.
This year the Hamber Cup Series
was played in Powell River on March
2 and 3, so as not to conflict with
the B.C. Olympic Basketball Play-
downs. The pulp and paper town has
a beautiful new arena, and hockey has
become the leading spectator sport.
We are indebted to the many University supporters there who co-operated
to make the series a success. The
visitors won the two-game, total-score
series in the second game in over-time,
the 'Birds having won the first game
with a score of 5 to 4. The final score
was Alberta 8, U.B.C. 7.
Since 1950, when the competition
was inaugurated, the series has alternated between Edmonton and Vancouver. The Golden Bears have won 5 of
the six contests.
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Hotel Vancouver, February 23.
TO  AUSTRALIAN  A-BOMB  TESTS
Two U.B.C. graduates are included
in eleven Canadian Defense Research
Board scientists who will go to Australia this year to participate in Britain's fourth series of atomic tests.
They are: J. T. Flynn, B.Sc.(Alta.),
M.A.Sc'51, Ph.D. and J. T. Sample,
B.A.'48, M.A., Ph.D.
LECTURES  ON   NUCLEAR  POWER
A series of nine lectures on Nuclear
Engineering was given on the Campus
in January and February under the
auspices of the Faculty of Applied
Science, the University of British Columbia, in co-operation with Atomic
Energy of Canada Limited. The lectures were designed to provide an
introduction to the engineering problems that arise in the industrial development of nuclear power.
NOTICE   TO   MECHANICAL   ENGINEERING
GRADUATES
The Department of Mechanical Engineering
sent out a questionnaire during the summer to
graduates of the Department asking for their
opinion of the courses offered by the Department in the light of actual experience in engineering and also for suggestions of material
which they would have liked to see covered. The
response to the questionnaire was excellent;
well over 80% of those receiving the questionnaire returned answers, which in many cases
also included a personal letter of suggestions
and comment. This opportunity is taken to
thank those who replied, for their interest in
the work of the Department and for their valuable comments. After the data have been
analyzed it is hoped that a full report of the
results will  be presented.    It was not  possible
to reach all graduates because of faulty addresses. It would be appreciated if any graduate, who did not receive a questionnaire, were
to write in and request one.
GRADUATE STUDENTS IN FORESTRY
The Faculty of Forestry is attracting Graduate Students from all over
the world. Registered this year are:
K. Maezawa, Japan; Kuo-Cheng Shen,
Free China (Taiwan); G. K. Elliott,
Wales; J. K. Spiers, New Zealand;
William Hancock, Ontario (and British Columbia); Claus Rene Hacker
and Dieter Mueller-Dombois, Germany; and R. Stettler, Switzerland.
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32 CAMPUS NEWS AND VIEWS
BY GORDON  ARMSTRONG
BROCK  HALL EXTENSION
Final plans have been approved for
the $300,000 extension to Brock Hall.
The new wing will include a smaller
dance lounge, new Alumni offices, barber shop and college shop as well as
accommodation for twenty-five student
clubs. A games area is planned for
the basement with ping-pong and billiard tables. Construction will start
this summer.
BROCK  HALL ART  COLLECTION
A collection of Canadian Art for
Brock Hall has been started with the
purchase of "Northern Image", an
abstract by the noted Canadian artist
Lawren Harris, one of the Group of
Seven. It is hoped that with time and
prudent buying a collection will be
established that will rival that in the
University of Toronto's Hart House.
This year's Student Council recently granted five hundred dollars to the
art fund, and plans to ask the student
body to vote an annual grant to the
Collection.
NEW A.M.S. PRESIDENT
New President of
the Alma Mater
Society is first year
Law student Don
Jabour. Don served
on the Student
Council during
1954-55 and organised the campus
Pep Club. Also
elected to the 1956-
57 Council on the
first two election slates have been
Allan Thackray (Law I), Treasurer;
Peggy Andreen (Med. II), Secretary;
Robin Scott (Eng. Ill), Undergraduate Societies Chairman; Tom Tonybee
(Com. II), President, Men's Athletics;
Charlotte Warren (Com. II), President, Women's Athletics; Lynda Gates
(Arts III), President, Women's Undergraduate Society; Kathy Archibald
(Arts II), First Member-at-Large. The
new Council takes office on March 15.
WORLD  UNIVERSITY SERVICE
With a programme of exchange
scholarships, seminars and foreign aid
throughout the democratic world, the
World University Service Committee
has been one of the most active organisations on the Campus. Working with
a budget of six thousand dollars,
W.U.S. is at present sponsoring five
foreign students at U.B.C, while four
U.B.C. students are studying in other
parts of the world. Chairman Peter
Krosby states that the scholarship
programme of the U.B.C. committee is
the most ambitious in Canada, and
adds that he is now negotiating for a
Communist student to study at U.B.C.
next year.
Each summer the W.U.S. national
organisation arranges a study tour
and seminar in a foreign country. Last
r-^iT
Don Jabour, A.M.S.
President.
Tentative  Plans  by  University  Architect's  showing  Extension  to  Brock  Memorial  Hall.
year the tour was held in Japan and
this year is scheduled for Germany.
Attending the seminar from U.B.C.
will be Larry Rotenberg and Kathy
Archibald, both Arts undergraduates.
H.  B.  MAUNSELL  RETIRES
After eight years as business manager of the Alma Mater Society, Mr.
H. B. Maunsell will retire on May 1,
1956. The Student Council will honor
him at a dinner at the Faculty Club
later this month.
Mr. Maunsell was hired to stabilise
the A.M.S. finances in 1948 after the
Society acquired an eight thousand
dollar deficit. He has established a
business office that handles efficiently
the student budget of over $200,000
each year. Mr. Maunsell's successor
will be Mr. Ewing MacDonald, recently Executive Director of the B.C.
Cancer Society.
TRAFFIC SAFETY WEEK
A display by the City Police Motorcycle Drill Team and a driving competition in the Armoury highlighted a
Traffic Safety Week held on the
campus February 3 - 10 by the Inter-
Fraternity Council.
University R.C.M.P. reported that
the rush of traffic crowding the Malls
and Boulevardes every morning and
evening is unequalled anywhere in the
city, and added that twenty-six accidents each involving damage of over
one hundred dollars occured on the
campus last year.
To impress the students with the
need to be safety conscious, I.F.C. distributed "Let's Be Partners in Safety"
bumper cards and presented best and
worst driver awards at a monster pep
rally starring Miss Chicago of 1955. A
mock accident on the Main Mall vividly demonstrated the danger of careless
driving.
HIGH  SCHOOL  CONFERENCE
U.B.C. will hold its ninth annual
High School Conference this March.
Begun in 1948 as a Teacher Training
project, the first Conference gathered
together fifty-two students from
Lower Mainland schools. It has now
grown into a two-day meeting drawing delegates from High Schools
throughout   the  province.
The undergraduate committee planning and sponsoring the event is
headed this year by second year Pre-
Med student and former H.S.C. delegate, Dave Manson. Every High
School in B.C. and the Yukon is invited
to send two representatives to the
Conference. Information is the keynote of the gathering, and sample
lectures, guided tours and addresses
by Faculty, students and special speakers are arranged to tell the delegates
as much as possible about the university and its facilities.
The High School Conference has
been praised by members of the University Administration, the B.C. Parent-Teacher Federation and the Provincial Government as an important
link between the High Schools and the
University.
GRADUATING CLASS EXECUTIVE
Head of the 1956
Graduating Class is
Commerce student
Bruce Williams.
Other members of
the executive are
Ken Fawcus, Law;
Ken Smith, Engineering; Joan Mc-
Ivor, Home Economics; and Lillian
Marshall, Nursing.
Bruce   Williams,
President,  Graduating
Class.
ODDS AND ENDS — this winter's Mardi Gras
was the biggest financial success in its sixteen-year history: co-ordinators Martin Chess
and Dorothy Bowell estimated that over three
thousand dollars would be turned over to the
Muscular Dystrophy Association — highlight of
a recent pep meet was A.M.S. President Ron
Bray's "Love and Marriage" duet with C.B.C.
singer Lorraine McAllister — for the second
year in succession a U.B.C. student has won
first place in the National Federation of
Canadian University Students Art Competition:
Bill McLuckie, third year Arts student, maintained U.B.C.'s supremacy with his abstract oil
painting "Visual Melody" — the Publications
Board has announced plans to issue a Campus
humour magazine, "Pique", this spring —
the Ubyssey was the only English college paper
to rank in the top three in both general and
editorial excellence in the Canadian University
Press Competitions — plans for the May conference of the Pacific Student Presidents' Association at U.B.C. are being completed: the
four-day affair will see more than two hundred
delegates visit Vancouver.
33        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE MARRIAGES
BAXTER-DALBY.     James    Clifford    Baxter    to
Virginia  Catherine   Dalby,   B.S.P/55.
BERGER-CROSBY.   Thomas Rodney Berger, B.A.
'55. to Beverley Ann Crosby.
CAMPBELL-COCHRANE.      Maurice    Roberts
Campbell,   B.A/51,  to  Jean  Margaret  Cochrane,   B.A/51,   B.S.W/52.
CARSON-MILNE.    Patrick   James   Carson,   B.A.
'49, M.D/55, to Ruth Margaret Milne.
CAVE-SEYMOUR.   George  Derry Cave,  B.A/51,
M.D/55,   to Judith   Egeton  Seymour.
DYE-McCAWLEY.     William    Dye   to    Iris   Beth
McCawley,   B.A/51.
EDWARDS-MORROW.    Dr.   Allan   Manning   Edwards,   F.R.C.P.,   to   Lorraine   Eileen   Morrow,
B.A/54,   in  Chilliwack.
ELLIOTT-PEARSON. Gerald Elliott,  B.P.E/55, to
Mary   Jean   Pearson,   B.P.E/55.
ENGLISH-MARCHESE.  Donald Alexander Cooke
English,  B.A.Sc/50, to  Irene Josephine Mar-
chese, B.A/52.
F1LBERG-FOLEY.     Robert   McCormack   Filberg,
B.Com/47,   to  Marie  Scanlon   Foley,   in  Tho-
masville,  Georgia.
FORD-BROOKES. Lyman D. Ford, B.A.Sc/54, to
Beatrice Brookes.
GARDOM-MACKENZIE.    Gardy    Basil    Gardom,
B.A., LL.B/49, to Thesesa Helen Eileen Mackenzie.
GORDON-JACKSON.    Roth  G.  Gordon,   B.A/31,
M.A/35,  to  Elsie Mary Louise Jackson.
HAMILTON-PIERCE.      Claude    Ead    Hamilton,
LL.B.'50,   to   Marian   Buchanan   Pierce,   B.A.
'50.
HANNA-WILSON.    Michael  Ross Hanna,   B.S.A.
'52, M.S.A/55, to Mary Joan Wilson.
HARA-LEITERMAN.      Elmer    Hiroshi    Hara    to
Alison  Catherine  Leitman,   B.A/55.
HEILBRON-ASHBY.     Herman    Julius    Heilbron,
B.A/53,   to  Jacqueline  (Jackie)   Ellen   Ashby.
HINDMARCH-WILSON.    Robert   George    Hindmarch, B.P.E/52, to Florence Jean Wilson.
INGLIS-GIBSON.    William   L.   Inglis,   B.A.Sc/34,
to  Joan   Elizabeth  Gibson.
LYNDS-CRANDALL.      Lawrence    Ralph    Lynds,
B.A/51, to Pegi Anne Crandall.
MacRAE-HART.   Ronald Douglas MacRae, B.S.F,
'55, to Joyce Lillian Hart.
McNISH-CRANE.   James A. McNish, B.A.Sc/54,
to Diana Mary Crane, in London, England.
OLDFIN-BIRKINSHAW.   John Gerard Oldfin, to
Beverley Lois Anne Birkinshaw, B.A/54.
PIERCY-McKEE. Richard Arthur Piercy, B.A/54.
to   Dorothy   Irene   McKee,   B.A/51.
PLETCHER-GROOTENBOER.   James Henry  Plet-
cher,      B.A.Sc/55,     to     Engelina     Catharina
Grootenboer,   In Medicine Hat, Alberta.
RILEY-GILLESPIE.   Donald   N.   Riley,   B.S.A/53,
to Sheila Gillespie,  B.S.A/54,  in  Kamloops.
ROSS-IVERSON.    Kenneth   Cameron   Ross,   B.A.
'39,   M.P.H.   (Calif.),   to   Mildred   Iverson.
SAUNDERS-McDONALD.    Peter   Paul   Saunders,
B.Com/48,   to   Nancy   Louise  McDonald.
SMITH-ALLMAN.    Geoffrey   Oswald   Smith,   to
Mary   Beatrice   Allman,   B.H.E/47.
SOLLOWAY-STEVENSON.     John   Francis   Sollo-
way,  B.S.F/49,  to  Mary Anne  Stevenson.
THOMPSON-BANKS.   Thomas Daryl Thompson,
B.Com.'47,  to Jean  Kathleen Banks.
WEBB-FRANKSEN.      John    Ki'burn    Webb,    to
Eleanor  Pau'ine  Franksen,   B.H.E/54.
WEBB-WALLER.      Robert    Webb,    B.A/52,    to
Or ma  Jean   Waller,   in   Victoria.
WHITTOME-WAKELYN. James Lawrence Whit-
tome,   B.A/51,   LL.B/54,   to   Phyllis  Gertrude
Wakelyn,  in Victoria.
WIENS-POWELL,   Capt.   Edwin   Wiens  to   Dorothea  Hamilton  Powell,  B.A/49,  B.S.W/50,  in
Ottawa.
WIGHT-JOHNSTON.    John   Wight   to   Marjorie
Edna Johnston,   B.A/48.
(§b\tnut\£B
DEATH  OF  U.B.C.  PIONEERS
The following Convocation Founders have
passed   away   recently:
WM. G. BASKIN, B.A.I. (U.N.B.), of Penticton,   in  January.
E.  W.  HAZELWOOD,  Phm.B.  (Tor.),  of Trail.
REV. JOHN WESLEY MILLER, B.A. (Tor.),
B.D. (Victoria Univ.J'll, M.A. (Tor.)'15, December 28,  1955 in Vancouver.
STUART STANLEY McDIARMID, B.Sc.
(Queen's),  January   18,   in  Vancouver.
REV. CANON GEORGE H. WILSON, B.A.
(Toronto),   October   13,   1955.
Donald C. Buckland
DONALD    CHANNING   BUCKLAND
Dr. Donald C. Buckland passed away on the
morning of February 15 after a short illness.
His loss is mourned by many friends, colleagues,
students, and former students, and by the many
organisations in which he was active.
It is the lot of few men to face throughout
their lives almost overwhelming difficulties that
would defeat lesser men, and by overcoming
them, to attain greatness and dignity. Donald
Channing Buckland was one of these ■— a
brilliant, inquiring mind in a frail body, —
cheerful, optimistic, and courageous in the
face of constant affliction. Even when blindness struck in 1951 he did not falter; rather,
he increased the tempo of his activities and
refused to be handicapped. His supreme courage and his will to serve will be long remembered by all who knew him.
Dr. Buckland was born in New Zealand 38
years ago, came to British Columbia as a child,
and was educated in Vancouver. He received
his B.A. in 1941 and B.S.F. in 1942 from
U.B.C, his M.F. from Yale in 1943, and his
Ph.D. from Yale in 1945. Most of his adult
life was spent on research into diseases of
forest trees and, in 1947, he became Officer
in Charge of the Victoria Laboratory of Forest
Pathology, Science Service of Canada. Dr.
Buckland came to the University in 1948 when
the Powell River Company established a chair
of Forest Pathology. In all of his positions he
served with distinction and complete devotion.
He contributed much to the profession of forestry, and to the science of forest pathology and
he gave unstintingly of his time and energy
to the Boy Scouts, to the Institute for the
Blind, and to the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
He served as Director of the Institute for the
Blind and as President of the Vancouver Section, Canadian Institute of Forestry.
Dr. Buckland's activities have benefited
many. He and his work will not be forgotten
but will live on to inspire others for whom
life presents difficulties and moments of
despair.
God  moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
Dr. Buckland is survived by his wife, Jean
Kirstine, B.A.Sc.(Nurs.)'45, 4195 West Sixteenth; two daughters, Elizabeth and Dorothy;
a son, David; his Mother, Mrs. Gertrude N.
Buckland, Vancouver; three brothers, Dr. F.
C. Buckland, B.A.Sc.'31, M.Sc, Ph.D. (McGill),
Vancouver; Alfred C. Buckland, B.A.Sc/36,
West Vancouver; and J. A. C. Buckland, B.A.
Sc/43, M.A.Sc/47, Ph.D., Anacortes, Washington, and two sisters, Mrs. F. S. Cresswell (nee
Elizabeth Channing Buckland), B.A/31, B.Ed.
'46, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. F.H.B. Richards in
Alaska. G.S.A.
DORIS JESSIE FULTON, B.A/22, died in
Rochester, New York, on March 26, 1955, after
a brief illness. Doris taught school in Vancouver
for a number of years after graduating, then
went east to Rochester where she took employment as Secretary to one of the Superintendents
at Eastman Kodak Co. At the time of her
death she had just received her 25-year Service
Medal. She had many interests and hobbies,
including golf, skating and photography. During and since the War she gave voluntary
nursing help in the County Home at week-ends.
She also travelled widely in the U.S. and
Canada. Doris is survived in Rochester by her
sister, Ruth, B.A.'18, M.A/19, whose husband,
Dr. John Russell, B.A/17, Ph.D. (McGill), is
employed by the Eastman Kodak Company as
Assistant Head of the Laboratories' Chemical
Division.
DR. LAURA HOLLAND, C BE., LL.D.,
died January 15 in Victoria, after a long and
distinguished life of service in Social Welfare
work in Canada. Dr. Holland served as a nurse
with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during
World War I and as Director of Social Welfare
in Toronto from 1923-27. While she was
Manager of the Children's Aid Society in Vancouver, 1927-31, her Board initiated the
present system of foster homes. She subsequently held several posts in the Provincial
Department of Welfare before retiring in
1945  as Adviser  to the  Minister.   She  was  72.
CYRIL JONES, B.A.Sc/23, City Engineer,
Victoria, B.C., died January 24, in Victoria. At
U.B.C. he was an active member of the Rowing
Club. Following graduation he was for three
years an Assistant in the U.B.C. Physics
Department. A former Science Master at Brentwood College and a Surveyor, Mr. Jones had
been for many years with Victoria's City Engineering Department. He is survived by his
widow of 425 St. Charles St.; a son, Peter, in
Vancouver; two daughters, Mrs. Pamela Stone,
in Nanaimo, and a second in England.
JOHN MARTIN, B.A.Sc/50, died November
28, 1955. Since his graduation in Mechanical
Engineering, Mr. Martin had been with Canadian Car and Foundry Limited, Montreal. He
is survived by his wife, Annette; a son, Jamie;
three daughters, Katherine, Susan, and Margaret Ann of Vancouver; a brother, Gait, of
1764 Allison Road, and a sister, Mrs. J. W. C.
Barclay, Sidney, B.C.   He was 33.
DON MOORE, B.P.E/50, passed away suddenly September 28, 1955. Graduating in 1939
from King Edward High School, Don served
with the Fisherman's Reserve and the Royal
Canadian Navy in World War II. A "Big
Block" winner at U.B.C., he excelled in
Gymnastics and served on the Pacific Northwest Gymnastic Team during the years 1947-
49. Upon graduation, he taught at Trail High
School and South Burnaby High School. Don
was highly respected by his fellow-students
and teaching associates and his death is felt
to be a real loss to the teaching profession.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and
daughter, Colleen, of 2871 West 4th; his
Mother, Meryl Moore of Vancouver; three
brothers. Bill of Ottawa, John and Richard of
Vancouver and one sister, Pat, of Britannia
Beach.
PAUL D. MURPHY, B.A/29, died February
9. Admitted to the Bar in 1932, Mr. Murphy
was one of three lawyer-sons of Mr. J ustice
Denis Murphy of the Supreme Court of B.C.
He had been recently associated in legal
practice with Mr. Dudley McGeer. He is
survived by a brother, Brig. William Murphy,
B.A/26, LL.D.45, Q.C., two sisters, Mrs. M.
McFaydn of Washington, D.C, and Mrs. John
H. (Sallee) Creighton, B.A/23, M.A. (Tor.),
of Vancouver; two daughters, Denise and
Beverley and his Mother, Mrs. Denis Murphy.
He was 48.
FRANCIS MIDFORTH PAINTER, B.A/25,
died January 14, 1956, at the age of 55. A
popular Social Studies Teacher at King Edward
High School since 1933 and prior to that with
Magee High School from 1929-33, Mr. Painter
is survived by his sister, Emily Painter of
3640 West Fourth and two brothers, Edward
and   Joseph,   both   of  Campbell   River,   B.C.
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