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Vancouver, B.C.      DECEfllBER, 1947
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The Graduate Chronicle Many a
in a
Bank Book
LEARNING the value of money is parr of the
process of growing up. You can help by encouraging your
youngster to earn pocket-money, and to have a bank
account of his own. When that all-important day comes
and he's ready to make his first deposit, we invite
you to bring him in and get acquainted.
''"'Financial Training for Your Son and Daughter" is the title of a useful little
booklet now available on request at our branch. Please ask for a copy.
December, 1947
DAVID BLACKALLER, '34, has returned with his
family after eight years in India. He is at present rector at Creston.
JOHN TOM SCOTT is living in Oak Park, Illinois,
and works for the Meat Institute of America in
Chicago. He is in their Public Relations Department.
ELIZABETH HEBB CRAIG, '42, is living in May-
wood, Illinois. Her husband, CHARLES
CRAIG, is on a U.S. Public Health Fellowship
for studying the Growth and Development of
the Human Head. Next year he will take a postgraduate course in Orthodontia. He is at the
University of Illinois.
BULL, '37) have gone to Toronto, where he
works with Lever Bros.
BILL LINDSAY, Sc. '41, is now practising optometry in Chilliwack.
"I believe in insurance," a man said
to me the other day.
"That's fine," I said. "I wish everyone were like you."
"Yes," he went on, "I'm sold on it. I've covered my
house against fire for $4,000; I've covered my car for
$1,000; I've covered my furniture for $2,000; I've got
some nice antique stuff, you know."
"Do you reckon you'll be able to replace the damage
if you have a fire?" I asked.
"Just about," he said. "And by the way, I've got a
life assurance policy, too."
"Splendid," I said. "And, if it's not being impertinent, how much life assurance have you?"
"Five, thousand bucks," he said proudly, grinning all
over his face., *
"And you'reckon that will replace the damage if you
die?" I asked, perhaps a little grimly.
Of course, my friend had made a common mistake.
When thinking of his house, his car, his furniture, he
quite properly figured their value before he insured.
But when it came to his own life, he just thought that
$5,000 looked nice on paper. It was better than nothing,
of course, but it didn't take him long to realize that
he was worth  more than  "five  thousand bucks."
You too, are probably worth more life assurance than
you now carry. Think it over—then give me a call. I
will gladly discuss—in confidence—-any problems concerning your life assurance arrangements.
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The Evening Citizen,
The Editor: Ottawa, Ontario,
Please change my address from Queens University to the above. I lectured in history at Queen's
for three sessions after leaving the R.C.A.F., but
am now on the editorial staff of The Evening
I note with some puzzlement that you refer to
me as a "now-famous alumnus." Well, I have perhaps one claim to distinction—I'm probably the
only person in the country to have been defeated
in Federal elections on both coasts, having been
CCF candidate in Nanaimo (1940) and Yarmouth
(1945). RONALD  GRANTHAM,  '31.
West Vancouver, B.C.
The Editor:
May I reply to a few points in Dr. Pyle's letter
in the October number?
He says that a man would "feel literally foolish
or stupid" not to accept a large American salary
instead of a small Canadian one. To be literally
stupid is to be in a stupor and devoid of feeling,
and therefore to feel literally stupid is impossible.
This is not a mere quibble. It indicates that Dr.
Pyle's logic can be as fuzzy as a Canadian's. A lot
of highly intelligent Canadians feel anything but
silly about accepting certain challenges that Dr.
Pyie rejects. If I may so express myself, they do
not feel at all corny to refuse the alien corn.
He says that money is not everything and then
talks as if it were. He says that a man's value is
indicated by his salary. He implies that one dollar
will buy the same things in the States that it will
buy here. Actually,- of course, there are only a very
few standard values in this world and not one of
them has the faintest connection with cash. Even
the price of Dr. Pyle himself must vary from town
to town, from company to company, and from boss
to boss throughout the U.S.A.
He says that promotion is faster in the States,
and that younger and younger men get bigger and
bigger jobs. This may well be true, but is this
exclusively American? And does Dr. Pyle prpose
to take smaller and smaller jobs as he gets older?
And at what age will he decide that there really
isn't so much in this theory that men grow stupider
as they mature? At 40 or 45 he will be depressed
and not exhilerated by such a system. He says he
speaks from his own experience. But surely according to his theory, the more experience a man
has  the  less  he knows?
He says there is no opportunity in B.C. to do
big things in a big way. But the greater the difficulty, the bigger the deed. You are hardly doing
big things in a big way if somebody else is creating
the openings for you. It seems to me that a lot of
graduates hint that they will return to B.C. when
those who have stayed home have done the spade-
work. I am not the keeper of their consciences.
I'd merely like to bat a few of their arguments
back at them. Yours faithfullyi
DAVID BROCK  (Arts '30).
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The Graduatf. Chronicle LETTERS
Dear Editor:
I wish to thank you very much for your thought-
fulness  in  sending me  the  copy  of  the  Chronicle
containing the tribute to my husband.   It pleased
me very much indeed, and seemed to exactly right.
Yours  very  sincerely,
The Editor:
On behalf of the Pre-Medical Undergraduate
Society, I would like to thank you for your excellent
resume of the Medical School situation as it exists
today. I believe your editorial strikes at the root
of the problem: the feeling that there is dissention
where there should be unity, apathy where there
should be enthusiastic, constructive action. In that
respect  I  agree  with  you.
However to make as general a statement as
". . . irresponsible apathy on the part of undergraduates of U.B.C. . . ." is to go too far without
basis for fact. The record will show that the undergraduates have been in the front rank of active
supporters of what we have believed, and believe
now, to be a far-sighted, workable policy: that of
building a medical school and a teaching hospital
on the campus. If any apathy has been displayed
by our members individually, its source must be
the contagion spread by a seemingly disinterested
government, and our helplessness in the face of
misinterpretation of the University's and our own
program by almost all publicity sources.
Permit me to make one fact clear with respect
to our policy. We, too, believe that ". . . the start's
the thing . . .", but the start we mean is the beginning of a long-range, sound plan. Inevitably,
such planning must include government action of
the most positive kind.
It is quite conceivable that two years of medicine
could be taught on the campus in a modest way.
But the government must guarantee that the capital and maintenance funds needed to operate four
full years of a Grade A Medical School will be
made available when required.
We do not subscribe to the much publicized
idea that the government has spoken, and that the
University authorities must now make their decision. We, as a body, feel that the University's
policy, unchanged since last winter's unequivocal
stand for a Grade A Medical School on the campus,
is still valid and needs no further amplification.
Tt does need further publicity and a firm restatement, for which the initiative is the responsibilitv
of the University authorities, but it requires no
We firmly believe that this policy is right. More,
if this policy receives the support it so richly
warrants there is reason to expect that an early
start on medical education could be made.
A workable solution to the medical school problem has been -feefore the cabinet for almost a year.
Let the cabinet act on it.
Yours very sincerely,
JACK FAGHIN,  President,
Pre-Med. Undergraduate Soc.
Sir Charles Sherrington, O.M., F.R.S., celebrated
his 90th birthday Nov. 27. He was Dr. Wesbrook's
classmate in medicine at Cambridge and he harbored most of U.B.C.'s library acquisitions from Europe
in his Laboratory of Physiology at Oxford during
World War 1. He added one or two prixe items
when they came out U.B.C. when shipping was
safe. In 1938 he sent out as a memorial to Dr.
Westbrook one of the oldest printed books, the
"Elegentia"   of   Laurentius   Valla,   1476.
Still vigorous mentally, Sir Charles has recently
finished a remarkable life of Jean Fernel, the great
early French Scholar, the first physiologist and
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December, 1947
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JTrOM generation to generation, Canadians have
put their trust in the Bank of Montreal. «» «<» «*■»
First in Canada, and founder of the country's
banking system, the B of M has been working
with Canadians on every banking day since
November 3rd, 1817.
Bank of Montreal
Canada's First-established Bank
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The Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.
Photography Editor: Art Jones, B.A.
Sports Editor: Luke Moyls, B.A.
Alumni Association Executive
President  _    Richard Bibbs, B.A.Sc.
First Vice-President....Winston Shilvock, B.Comm., B.A.
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A.
Treasurer _._.        Jack Stevenson, B.Comm.,   B.A.
Editorial Office
Alumni Association, Brock Building, U.B.C.
Business Office
Room 208, Yorkshire Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Vol. 1, Number 4
December, 1947
Dr. Bill Gibson
U.B.C. Models
Homecoming Pictures 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Personalities             ___       __   18,  19
Jabez          20
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and authorized as
second class  mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
The Chronicle wishes to thank:
The Vancouver Daily Province
The Vancouver Sun
The Ubyssey
for generously  loaning  many of the pictures appearirg  in this
The beautiful girl on the cover is Beverly Roberts,
Arts '49, one of the University of B. C. undergraduates
and grads who are making a name for themselves in the
downtown modelling world. Bev is 20 years old, and a
daughter of alumnus Aubrey Roberts '23.
A story on U.B.C. Mannequins appears in this issue
on page 22.
tyak tUe Record. . .
Canada's logical successor to Stephen Leacock
is U.B.C.'s Kric Patrick Nicol. who is better known
to University of B.C. and graduate audiences as
Jabez . . . these are not sentiments dreamed
up by the editor of your alumni scandal sheet, but
the growing consensus of editors and writers all
over the Dominion who are beginning to recognize
what grads have known for years . . . that Nicol is
the most prolific writer of humour loose at a typewriter in this country todav . . .
Nicol has recently put together a new collection
of his writings in book form which is appearing on
the newsstands entitled Sense and Nonsense. The
book is composed of Mummery Columns Kric wrote
in the Ubyssey and is characteristically dedicated
"To my mother and father and to their only child,
without whom this book couldn't have been written." The prologue is by Dr. G. G. Sedgewick,
and  is  described   as  "The  Lull   Before  the   Lull."
Nicol as an individualist is quiet to a point of
shyness, but he's always been more than ordinarily
bright and after a successful high school career,
went on to Varsity and won, before the war, first
class honors and the French Government Silver
Medal. He wonders, though, whether the extra
study was worth it, since nobody wants to hear
about his honors, and the metal roughly the size
and weight of a discuss, cannot be worn on a suit
without the danger of its tearing the material, besides buckling the knees of the owner.
Nicol's career was interrupted by three years in
the Iv.C.A.K. where, as he puts it, he "rose like a
dead fish to the rank of flight sergeant." His most
notable battle he considers was that "fought with
a CNR trainman near Trenton."
Since discharge he has been instructing at
U.B.C. while completing his  M.A.
He has taken a detached attitude toward writing, treating it more of a sideline than anything
else while completing his education, but the disinterest has varied as his financial standing and in
the course of the past ten years has turned out
quite a volume of "nonsense." He wrote his famous
Mummery Column in the Ubyssey, featuring such
quaint characters as Homer Quincy from Moose-
groin, Saskatchewan, freelanced about generally,
and did newspaper work with the Vancouver News
Herald. Recently he was engaged by the Canadian
pictorial magazine New World, the poor man's Life,
to run excerpts from his new book. The columns
appear in the New World under the column head,
News in Nonsense.
Asked for his personal statistics the reticent
(orally anyway) Nicol summed up by saying, "I
was born in Kingston, am 27 years old, single and
I don't smoke or chew."
Look for the name of Nicol, Eric Patrick in the
future of Canadian Letters . . . not with the idea
of seeing the works of a U.B.C. writer going down
to posterity, but just to keep up with the doings
of Homer Quincy,
...  it  will  be worth  while  .  .  .
December, 1947
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The Graduate Chronicle Doctor Bill Gibson Goes to Australia
Dr. William Gibson, Arts '33, one of Canada's
outstanding young neuropathologists, will leave for
Australia early next year to take a chair in Neurology at the University of Sydney.
Behind this simple announcement is an amazing-
story of a young medical researcher who has travelled all over the world in search of medical knowledge. But to hear him tell of it, it all happened
because Britain went off the gold standard in 1931.
Bill Gibson was freshly over from Victoria
College in 1931 still in the Commerce Paculty and
a little unsettled because he had a hankering for
Medicine. The yearning for medicine was developing, but he needed a shove to get him into it.
The push came during Pat Carrothers' first
lecture in Money and Banking. Britain that day
decided to go off the gold standard and Bill decided
that as far as he was concerned, that was all for
Pie wasn't too sure when he saw what organic
chemistry had in store but with such wonderful
men as Dr. Fraser and Dr. Hutchinson and their
associates in Biology to give encouragement, he
was soon on his way.
Bill Gibson was a good student but equipment
at U.B.C. was on the short side in those days what
with the budget cut in half and hay growing in
front of the Library. But the West Point Grey
School was long on first class instructors, and
depression or no depression, and despite the fact
that Bill and most of his contemporaries had to
work part time on the side, they learned much in
those  davs.
In fact, Dr. Gibson today feels that it was largely
his training under Professor George Spencer that
stood him in good stead later and opened the way
for his research in the microscopic anatomy of the
nervous system, which has given him rank as one
of this country's brilliant young medical researchers.
Dr. Gibson graduated in 1933 and entered McGill
Medical School. After completing first year he
became interested in the history of the nervous
system and went to the Montreal Neurological
Institute to work under Dr. Wilder Penfield, as a
research  fellow,   taking  his   M.Sc.
Scholarships followed and he went to Oxford
as a teaching fellow in the Department of Physiology under the wing of the famous Sir Charles
Sherrington. Sir Charles had been U.B.C.'s Dr.
Wesbrook's classmate at Cambridge in medicine,
fortunately for Gibson, and he could not do enough
for anyone  who came from  U.B.C.
FLASH: A baby boy arrived Saturday, November 8, at the Dr. Gibson household in Montreal.
He's  David  Baird Penfield  Gibson.
Young Bill Gibson was making real progress
now and in his vacations he realized an ambition
by travelling to Spain to study with Rio-Hortega,
the world's outstanding neuropathologist at that
time. However, his stay there was cut short when
the Civil War broke out in Spain. He got out of
the country on the USS Oklahoma when further
study and work there was impossible.
In the summer of 1937 the Osier Trustees sent
Gibson to Germany, Holland, the Scandinavian
countries and Russia to study their research methods. In 1938 he finished his PhD. at Oxford and
returned to McGill to complete his medical course.
The terrific hurry in pursuing his life's interest
took its toll the next year, however, and a bout
with rheumatic fever laid him up for a year, part
of which he spent in  Mexico.
He graduated from McGill in 1941 with his
M.D., and went to the University of Texas Hospital to intern at Galveston. Following this period
he joined the Royal Canadian Airforce medical
branch in December of the same year at Vancouver
and was four years in the high altitude research
group, covering Canada from Yarmouth to the
Queen Charlottes.
At the end of the war he married Barbara Baird.
Arts '35, who was nursing in Montreal, and returned to the Montreal Neurological Institute as
Resident in Neurology. He graduated from McGill
with a diploma in Neurology this month and is
packing for the long trip to Sydney, Australia
where his new position will find him teaching and
doing research work in new medical centre there.
The University of Sydney now has the largest
medical school in the Kmpire and are rapidlv developing a National Medical Centre around "their
Continued on Page 32
December, 1947
Ormond Wilson
(Orme) Dier, Arts
'42, has been appointed vice - consul
at Chicago.
Dier is a foreign
service officer at the
Department of Ex-
ternal Affairs in Ottawa. That department states he will
assist Fdmond Tur-
cotte. editor of the
French language
newspaper Le Canada, in Montreal,
who is appointed
consul - general in
Orme   Dier   was
well known in campus   newspaper   circles   before   his   enlistment   and
also played on the U.B.C.  hockey team.   He is a
member of Phi Kappa Pi.
He enlisted in the Army in July, 1942, and
served in Canada and Europe, and was discharged
in September, 1945 with rank of captain. Dier
marreid Sheila Josephine Nesbitt in August, 1943.
University of British Columbia's Boosters Club
was formed this Fall with the aim of aiding University Athletics in any way possible. The temporary officers, pending adoption of a constitution
Chairman—Jack Stevenson
Vice-President—Ralph   Henderson
Sec.-Treasurer—Luke Moyls
Program   Director—Frank  Turner
So far, the Club has concentrated on the American football problem, but the Club plans to study
all phases of athletics and attempt to assist University   authorities   wherever   possible.
Information re meetings can be had by phoning
Frank Turner  (AL. 3044).
1526 West Broadway
BAyview 1842
Stimulated by the success of the Cairn Banquet,
the classes of 1923 are planning one of the Univer-
sitv's bigger and better reunions for the spring of
The reunion, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of their graduation, will be held on May 13,
the date of congregation, with an afternoon gathering of some sort and a dinner and dance in the
A reunion committee representative of all faculties is being organized with the following already
slated for duty:
Arts—J. F. Brown. Jr., R. F. Walker, F. M.
Wallace, Keith Shaw, T. E. H. Ellis, J. R. Pollock,
Aubrey F. Roberts, Mrs. F. G. C. Wood, Mrs. R. E.
Walker, Mrs. Sallee Creighton, Mrs. Keith Show,
Rex Cameron, Harry Purdy, Jack Shier.
Science — Neil MacCallum, Doug Rea, R. H.
Hedley, George Gross, H. C. Gunning, Joe Giegerich.
Agriculture—A. E. Richards, J. J. Woods, Archibald Blair, Harry Fulton. W. G. Mathers, Gordon
All members of '23—whether graduates or not—
are invited to notify the Alumni Office of their
present addresses so they can be kept informed of
reunion plans.    Let's go '23.
Members of your Alumni Executive are now
formulating preliminary plans for the installation
of an all-purpose Alumni University Fund, under
the expert and enthusiastic chairmanship of Past
President Bruce A. Robinson.
This step is being taken as a result of a natural
follow-up to the Association's Fund Committee Report of 1944-45 which recommended establishing
such an annual-giving program, and as a result of
continuous suggestions along these lines since that
time. Robinson's committee presented a comprehensive outline brief to the Executive this Fall,
which was approved unanimously by the members
Recommendations include the presentation of
detailed plans to Life Members at a special meeting
early in the new year.
Essentially, the inauguration of this type of
Alumni assistance to the University should mean
that more Alumni have a greater share in the
growth of 17.B.C. as well as greater opportunities to
share. This in turn should develop an ever greater
sense of unitv anion!/ Alumni.
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The Graduate Chronicle cX
oms LrOmtn
cairn anniversary
(all congregation
physics building ceremony
Three well-known grads of other years. Tommy Williams, the man who once scored four touchdowns
against Alberta in one game, Ralph "Hunk" Henderson of football and basketball renown, and sports
editor Bill Dunford, talk over old times in front of the Stadium at the Homecoming American football
December, 1947
Dr. Joe Kania (B.A.Sc. '26, M.A. '28)
led the songs at the Silver Anniversary
Cairn Banquet.
The spirit which sparked the great student campaign of 1922-23 was very much in evidence at Flotel
Vancouver on Wednesday, October 29, 1947, when
nearly 200 graduates met at dinner celebrating the
silver anniversary of the trek to Point Grey.
It was a happy and enthusiastic gathering.
Kight members of the campaign committee were
"decorated" with cairn pins by Grant Livingstone,
President of the Alma Mater Societv.
The eight honored were: J. A. Grant, Arts '24,
Seattle; R. L. "Brick" McLeod, Arts '23, Spokane;
Miss Marjorie Agnew, Arts '22; Mr. and Mrs. J. V.
Clyne, Arts '25; Dr. John Allardyce, faculty representative on the original committee; J. F. Brown,
Jr., Arts '23, and Aubrey F. Roberts, Arts '23.
Three members of the committee who were unable to attend sent: messages—Dr. A. E. Richards,
Agric. '23, President of the Alma Mater Society who
was also chairman of the campaign committee; Al
Buchanan,  Arts  '23.  now  with  the  Kconomic  and
Head Table guests at the Banquet were Immediate Past-President of the Alumni Darrell T. Braid-
kood, B.A. '40, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Grant and Grant Livingstone, U.B.C. Alma Mater Society President. Mrs. Grant (Helen Turpin) and husband Jack graduated together in '24. Jack is now circulation director of the Seattle Times and recalls the days when he was Chairman Manager of the Publicity
Committee of '22.
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Thl Graduate Chronicle ALMA MATE ft
Vice-President Marjorie Agnew poses with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clyne at the Cairn. All three were prominent
members of the group who marched to Point Grey. Jack spoke at the actual Cairn ceremony, recalling many
of the incidents of twenty-five years ago.
Scientific Section, SCAP, in the Pacific; and Dr.
Percy M. Barr, Science 2'3, now professor of forestry and assistant to the president of the University
of California at Berkeley.
Marjorie Agnew, who was secretary of the 1922
committee, recalled some of the highlights of the
campaign, and suggested that it was time for a new
Miss Marjorie Agnew (B.A. '22, M.A. '23), new
Alumni 2nd Vice-President and Secretary of the
Publicity Campaign of '22, delivered the keynote
address at the Cairn Banquet. On her right is Chairman Joe F. Brown, Jr., '23,. another member of the
original committee. Marjorie called for another
campaign . . . "to get Alumni in the Legislature."
campaign—this time to get U.B.C. graduates to take
their proper places in legislature and parliament.
Darrell T. Braidwood, President of the Alumni
Association,  paid  tribute  to the  trekkers.
Grant Livingstone reminded the old-timers that
they had done more than move the legislature to
action in building the university—they had established a hallowed U.B.C. tradition.
"This tradition is more important, perhaps, than
you realize," he declared. "We set great store by
it and for this reason the Students' Council decided
to have these cairn pins designed for you."
In addition to the pins the Students' Council produced an excellent booklet, "The Great Trek," edited by Norman Klenman, Arts '48, in which the history of the student campaign is recorded and tribute
paid to all who took part. A copy of this booklet
will be mailed along with the pin to every student
who participated in the trek. If you have not received yours, just write to the Alumni  Office.
A special feature of the anniversary dinner was
the cheer leading under Dr. Gordon Meekison, Arts
'25, Brick McLeod and Art Lord. Also adding to
the gaiety were hits of the 1922-23 period by an
orchestra under Wally Peters and an informal em-
ceeing job by Dorwin Baird. A bit from the university historical film showing the parade from the
Fairview shacks to Point Grey was also enjoyed.
Dr. L. S. Klinck .president-emeritus, proposed
the toast to the. University of B. C, to which Dr.
Norman A. M. Mackenzie responded in happy vein.
It is hardly necessary to add that the veterans of
1922-23 appreciated very much the thoughtfulness
of present-day students in presenting pins and booklets.   As a memento of the occasion the Cairn Com:
December, 1947
Page 13 mittee (John Brown, Aubrey Roberts and others)
presented to the Alma Mater Society two huge reproductions of scenes at Point Grey on October 29,
Remember the photo showing the trekkers
draped over the skeleton of the science building—
and the huge U.B.C. formed on the ground for the
newsreel cameras? Well, they're hanging in the
Brock now as a constant reminder of historic days.
The Class of '22. whose twenty-fifth anniversarv
in the early summer was such a spontaneous success, has established a "Silver Anniversary" tradition among U.B.C. Alumni. Already the Class of
'23 is planning a similar event next year.
With genial Les McLennan (Les and his attractive wife Cora (maiden name, Metz) came up from
Berkeley for the occasion) acting as Chairman, the
classmates of yesteryear, together with President-
Emeritus L. S. Klinck, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, and
other members of the Faculty twenty-five years ago,
had an enjoyable evening. Irrepressible Johnny
McLeod kept Dr. Sedgewick on his toes!
Continued on Page 32
Dr. L. S. Klinck, President Emeritus of U.B.C, gave
the 'Toast to the University." Miss Agnew and Dr.
Norman A. M. MacKenzie, President of the University, who replied to the toast, enjoy Dr. Klinck's
humourous remarks.
Pointing to the Cairn, Aubrey F. Roberts (Arts '23) reminisces with three other U.B.C. graduates who served on the publicity campaign committee during the Fall of 1922, when present
campus buildings were a dream rather than a reality. Left to right, the onlooking trio are:
Frank E. Buck (Arts '23), now Honorary Professor in Horticulture and supervisor of campus development, Joseph F. Brown, Jr. (Arts '23), and Miss Marjorie Agnew (Arts '22, M.A. 23), now
a lecturer at U.B.C, who was the committee secretary.
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The Graduate Chronicle This year's Fall Congregation marked the first* time the Alumni Association was officially represented at the ceremonies on the campus. Pictured above during a lull between events are Sherwood
Lett, Honorary Life Member; Margaret Haspel, Past Vice-President, and Darrell Braidwood, Immediate Past President.
Homecoming wasn't just a day at U.B.C. this
year—it lasted unofficiallv nearly a week.
First there was Fall congregation that brought
many of the old grads back to the campus, followed
by the opening of the magnificent new Physics
Premier John Hart officially opened the Physics
Building, actually the first permanent building-
erected on the campus in twenty years, with the
words : "This is a great moment in the history of
And it may well be because the new building is
specially equipped to do research work in the field
of the atom.
Then the "trekkers of '22" came beak to the old
school for the annual Cairn Ceremony, only made
doubly important this year because it was the Silver Anniversary of the event.
Homecoming day arrived November 1st and the
whole campus swarmed grads.
There were four hours of Open House from 9.30
to 1.30 p.m., and a Big Block luncheon at 12.30.
Opportunely the afternoon was a big success because the Thunderbird football team broke a two-
year American football losing streak bv defeating
Lewis and Clark College.
A tea followed in Brock Lounge at 4.30 and the
Alumni Annual General Meeting took place at 6.30.
Iu the evening a basketball game saw the Thunderbirds defeat Ralph Henderson's "Grads" while a
Potlatch was going at  full  swing in  the armories,
featured by Graduate Kric Nicol's comedy, "Her
Scienceman Lover." Two dances—one in the Armories and one in Brock Lounge—finished the dav's
Freddy French is pictured scoring on a pass from
Dougie Reid as the U.B.C. American football team
appropriately won its first game in two years at
Homecoming by defeating Lewis and Clark College.
December, 1947
Premier John S. Hart, who looks resplendent in his
new Doctorate hood (received at Fall Congregation),
stands with the Hon. Eric W. Hamber, O.B.E.,
Chancellor of the University. This was the occasion
on which the Premier officially opened the new
Physics Building.
Congregation had a new meaning for University
of British Columbia alumni this fall, when on October 29 for the first time their association was formally represented in the academic procession that
honored the awarding of honorary degrees to Premier John Hart and four distinguished scientists, and
the conferring of 305 degrees on graduate and undergraduate  candidates.
Alumni Association representatives were 1946-
47 president Darrel T. Braidwood, Dr. Sherwood
Lett, Mrs. Margaret (Haspell) McCaughey and
secretary-manager Frank J. E. Turner.
At the conclusion of formal graduation ceremonies, which included an address by Toronto editor B. K. Sandwell, the full procession moved to
the Cairn for a Twenty-fifth Anniversary Ceremony.
There, tribute was paid to organizers of the 1922
drive to build the University at Point Grey. Campaign committee members were introduced, and
alumnus Jack V. Clyne spoke briefly on the tradition of the Cairn.
The procession continued to the new $800,000
Physics Building for its formal opening by Premier
Hart. After the government leader handed the keys
to Chancellor Eric W. Hamber, one of the distin-
President Emeritus L. S. Klinck and Premier John
S. Hart are caught over a cup of tea discussing the
guished scientists, Dr. E. O. Lawrence of the University of California, praised the high calibre of
U.B.C. physics graduates.
Dr. Lawrence had earlier received the honorary-
degree of Doctor of Science during Congregation
ceremonies, as had Dr. L. A. DuBridge of Cal. Tech,
Dean C. J. Mackenzie, president of the National Research Council, and Defense Research head. Dr. O.
M. Solandt.
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Senate elections will be held in the near future.
the exact date to be determined by the Senate which
will meet for this reason in December.
Fifteen of the nearly forty members of Senate
will be elected from nominees of that nebulous
group known as Convocation and they will be elected by the votes of the members of convocation.
This is our representation on the University
In years past we have had excellent representation on Senate, with some of the most illustrious
names in the University's history bringing to the
Senate the viewpoint of the graduates. As far as
the individual members of Senate representing convocation are concerned, there is absolutely no criticism, and, on the contrary, only the highest of
Unfortunately, however, because of the apathy
or disinterest of the members of convocation,
very few new nominations have been made by
graduates every three years when the Senate elections come around.
The result has been that the fifteen convocation
members of Senate have tended to perpetuate themselves. Furthermore, these members have been in
th majority of the teaching profession and as that
profession has adequate representation in the fact
that Senate is largely composed of the various heads
of nearly every academic group in B. C. anyway,
there is a grave lack of proper representation on
that body.
For instance, out of roughly forty members of
Senate, only about eleven of them are not directly
concerned with teaching.
As mentioned above this is no cricitism of those
members of Senate wdto are teachers. They recognized the problem ahead of anyone and they are
anxious  to  right  the  situation.
Another difficulty lies in the fact that practically
all members of Senate are from Vancouver or the
near vicinity. At the last elections three years ago,
Dr. C. A. H. Wright of Trail by his election, became the first member of Senate who was both from
out of Vancouver and not of the teaching profession.
In recent years so few nominations have come
in from the members of convocation that on occasion all fifteen convocation members of Senate have
been elected by acclamation and in some cases the
Registrar has neglected even to send out the list
of nominations.
One obvious correction is needed. As it stands
the Dean of Women is not automatically given a
place on Senate and practice has been for her to be
elected as one of convocation's representatives. The
Dean of Women is entitled to a place on Senate
other than by election and if she were, that would
leave another nomination open to a member of convocation who was not connected with education.
The fault lies obviously with members of convocation who have not been interested enough to
forward the names of candidates who represent all
phases of social and economic life throughout the
So when notice of Senate nominations is announced this year, every graduate should interest
himself to the extent of making sure that the Senate
Nominations Committee receives the nominations
of graduates who represent these various groups
throughout B. C.
The University of British Columbia is rapidly
approaching full maturity, but in order for it to do
this, its convocation must grow up with it and
shoulder its full responsibilities.
Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey while being installed
as Chancellor of the University of Toronto recently
sounded a warning that should be heeded by all
universities in Canada.
Speaking at a special convocation at Toronto,
Chancellor Massey criticized the "curse of bigness"
and the "over-emphasis of vocational courses,"
which he termed were two of the outstanding aspects of the modern university.
Chancellor Massey said, "If modern democracy
is to be well served, the education of future leaders
should surely not be impaired by the presence within a university of those who are not intellectually
qualified for its privileges, and whose very numbers
make it impossible for others to receive the attention they deserve."
His remarks are timely in the light of conditions
in Canadian universities since 1944. Innundated
with a flood of students from the ranks of discharged war veterans, most Canadian universities
only vaguely resemble their pre-war selves.
In the effort to do the "right thing for the boys,"
the universities have exposed themselves to a great
danger of getting away from the traditions of higher
educational teaching and many classes are attended
and lectured in much the same fashion as battle
training classes in the navy, army and air force.
The emphasis is on '"speed" and "getting
through" with the result that examination marks
are deceiving!v high but the absorption of knowledge is low.
Continued on Page 32
December, 1947
The campus was still turning out beautiful girls
as personified by this year's Fall Ball Queen Beverley Burley . . . last year it was Western College's
Beauty Queen Marion Albert, who recently eloped
and this year it is Miss Burley, third year physical
education department student, who sets the boys
to dreaming . . . she is the daughter of Norm
Burley, well known Canadian Football player and
coach of other seasons.
Elspeth Munro, one of the brightest of the 1942
graduates, was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia last month and promptly became a partner
of alumnus John Stanton . . . Elspeth will practice
in   Nanaimo   .   .   .
Another female hit the news in the person of
Nancy Miles of Cranbrook . . . Nancy became
one of the few weaker sex editors in Canada, taking-
over the editorial top-slot of the tri-weekly Cranbrook  Townsman   .   .   .
Bob Prittie, 27-year-old U.B.C. graduate, joined
the gathering throng- of British Columbia graduates in Ottawa . . . Bob has been appointed to the
Dept.  of  External  Affairs  .   .   .
A. E. "Dal" Grauer and Lloyd Easier, a couple
of 20's grads were on opposite sides of the fence
in the recent B.C.E.R. strike . . . Grauer, at 41, is
head of the B.C. Electric, while Easier is President
of the Street Railwaymen's  local 7101   .  .  .
Les Bewley didn't know what he was starting
recently when he instigated a plan to raise a memorial to Jabez (Eric Nicol) on the campus. Jabez
said he was retiring so Bewley launched a campaign
to erect a memorial in honour of the funster who has
for years been the brightest attraction on the Ubys-
sey's editorial pages . . . wandering- about the
student armories after D.V.A. pay day with tin
cans, Bewley and his upporters received over 1200
individual supporters and collected a total of $61.81
in pennies, nickels and dimes . . . Official sanction
for the memorial has been given by the Students
Council and the unveiling will take place next St.
Valentines Day . . . the jabez Memorial Fund
skyrocketed for a moment the next day but fell
with a thump ... a contributor had sent in a cheque
for $5000 made out to the Fund . . . but had om-
mitted to sign the cheque . . . total gain, however:
one four cent stamp  .  .  .
Bruce Smith, Arts '47, has practical knowledge
that overcrowded medical colleges in Canada drove
U.B.C. pre-meds far afield in search of medical
studies last year . . . Smith, who investigated the
medical school set-up last spring, and found he
had little hope of gaining admittance to a known
school, turned to the Orient and finally got himself
placed ... in far away Peiping, China . . . Smith
had heard that there- was an American Medical
College at Peiping through a friend and he applied
for entrance ... he was accepted and on September
21st he boarded an American clipper plane and
left Seattle on a one-day trip to the Chinese city
. . . he's now settling down to an accredited course
covering four ten-month  terms  .  .  .
Allistair Drysdale,
globe trotting UBC
mining graduate of
1941, turned up on
the campus in November after a sojourn in Bolivia and
reported that prominent among the extra-curricular activities of Latin-American students are assassinations and revolutions . . . Drysdale, since 1943 has
been employed by
the Siglo V e i n t e
mine in Bolivia,
owned by world tin-
king Don Simone
Patio . . . the high- • • • GLOBE TROTTER
light of his experiences in South America was the
popular revolution in 1946 in which university
students took part in the overthrow of the government of President Villarroel  . .  .
Page 18
The Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
Irving   C.   Smith,
Vice - President of
Laucks Ltd., has
been appointed assistant manager of
Monsanto Chemical
Co.'s western division in Seattle.
University of B. C.
students reaped the
rewards of modern
educational thinking, denied earlier
U. B. C. undergrads,
this Xmas semester,
when the powers
that be decreed the
abolition of Xmas
exams . . . the bogey
that robbed University teams of its star
athletes, gave 18-year-old beauties rings under their
eyes, and pushed up the seasonal sale of coffe:1
in Vancouver, is no more . . . formal exams at
Xmas are a thing of the past . . . now the undergrads take series of tests throughout the \ ear . . .
more of them but less concentrated than the old
terrors   .   .   .
Dr. Paul Trussell has been appointed new head
of the biological division of the B.C. Research
Coucil . . . Dr. Trussell, who has been directing
research work for a Montreal firm for three years,
is well known for the fact that under his direction
streptomycin was first produced in  Canada.
Harvey Allen, U.B.C. American football player,
broke his leg during the home-coming grid battle
with Lewis and Clark College, and he is blaming
a football-minded dog for the whole thing . . .
the dog ran interference for the American laddies
while Allen carried the ball . . . Allen encountered
the dog and swerving to avoid (it?) ran into a pile
of players . . . his broken leg sent him to Shaugh-
nessy Hospital . . .
U.B.C. grads came in for a bit of well earned
praise at the opening of the new physics building
in October . . . Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence of
the Dept of Physics, University of California, inventor of the cyclotron used in atomic studies and
1939 Nobel Prize winner in Physics declared at
the ceremony that our graduates can hold their
own with the graduates of any other University
on the North American Continent . . . Dr. Lawrence should know . . . after his name are tacked
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Dear  Alums:
In recent months construction of various new
buildings on the campus—Physics, Library wing,
Applied Science, and so on—has resulted in large
quantities of lumber, granite blocks, reinforcing
steel and similar contractors' playthings' being scattered and dumped in every free space, so that
students running from classroom to classroom are
treated to an extempore obstacle course that is
more fun than having all your teeth pulled, even.
How the current graduates will stack up intellectually remains to be seen, but we need never doubt
that they'll be thoroughly trained commandos, accustomed to leaping ditches, crawling through mud,
swinging on ivy, and squirming through sewer
pipes  with a full lunchbag.
For older members of the staff, however, this
scaling and broadjumping and logrolling en route
to a lecture leaves something to be desired. Consider, for example, my own path to the glory of an
English 205 lecture, 11.30 a.m. every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday. My objective is Me 109
(not an aircraft but a strucural fault in the Mechanical Engineering Building into which chairs have
been inserted). At 11.15 a.m. 1 test the cinches
on my briefcase, shake hands silently with the other
instructors in the office, and plunge into the quad.
Obstacle  Race:
Zigzagging south, I hit the first obstacle—a
ragged hump of two-by-sixes flanking the foundations of the new Applied Science Building. By
jumping on one end of a two-by-six at the same
moment as a heavier person jumps on the opposite
end it is possible, I have discovered, to rise some
distance in the air, describe a rather graceless arc,
and land on the bridge of the nose.
Beyond the two-by-sixes lies a' lagoon of mud
bordered with creepers, some with wheelbarrows,,
others without, but all union men. Hopping nimbly
from pothole to pothole, I reach the powerhouse
and lose myself in a maze of iron pipes whose
design is changed daily in case any of us should
find the secret of getting out. Once past the pipes,
however, I have clear sailing to the classroom, into
which I limp triumphantly, to the intense disappointment  of  the  class.
But the battle isn't over yet. As soon as I open
my mouth to expectorate the first pearl, a little
man guns his cement mixer outside the window.
On the days when he can't make it or the cement
mixer is out of order, he is very considerately replaced by a gentleman with an air hammer. After
I have closed all the windows in an effort to have
my words reach the first row of students, an unseen agent releases a surge of heat in the radiators,
so that the eyes before me gradually glaze over,
bodies slum]) bonelessly in seats, and the room
takes on the heavy, prostrate look of a Shanghai
opium   den.
Staff as well as students are therefore looking
forward eagerly to completion of the building program, before our legs and wind give out. In the
meantime, we'll continue to stumble forward on this
battlefield of Expansion, hoping to God we aren't
When Grads first graduate and feel
Release from all the mental strain
They often find an urgent need
Lor something to relax the brain,
And if there's nothing they can find
The mental cogs are apt to sei^e;
Reaction supervenes and makes
Them pale and shaky at the knees—
Old Grads should tender good advice
To help them through tins awkward time,
And that's exactly why I take
My pen in hand and write this rhyme.
Some find it best, when through exams
To drape the head with packs of tee
And drink some he fly slugs of gin
With which, they say, results are nice.
But others of a Spartan type
Affect to scorn this simple plan
They'd sooner go for golf, or lie
Upon some beach, absorbing tan,
And though the method's somewhat slow
Eventually the tortured brain
Cools down, stops heaving, and resumes
Its normal functions once again,
While some, conversely, say it's best
'To throw a party long and late
And claim the change of atmosphere
Returns the mind to normal, state.
Such cures are good, I don't deny.
But each should firstly ascertain
The kind of treatment best designed
To suit the individual brain;
And so next time I strain my mind.
Although I know 'twould be a sin,
I'll let the ice-packs go, and try
My luck with nothing but the gin.
-—S. R. Forrest.
There's never an ill-lost dollar
Or ill-gained wife.
No sorrow's costly,  damaging unduly,
For to the willing scholar
All  of  life
Acts the Instructor, teaching well and truly.
But let a humble student make submission :
There seems an awful  lot of repetition.
Maybe the  Gentleman was  Sarcastic,  See?
"Our best brains all drift southward,
And not north, east, and  west."
Still, if the drift's an  error,
How can you call them best?
Page 20
The Graduate Chronicle POETRY
(The "Chronicle" is pleased to print the following poem
from the pen of U.B.C.'s distinguished Canadian poet,
Earle Birney. "Gulf of Georgia" is from the Transcanada
Sequence of his forthcoming book, "The Strait of Avon,"
printed by the Ryerson Press of Toronto).
Come  where the seal in a silver sway-
like the wind through grass
goes blowing behind  him.
Lie where the breakers are crashing like glass
on  the varnished  sand
writing their garrulous arabic.
Dive  from  the shining fluted  land
through the water's mesh
to  the crab's  dark  flower and  the  starfish.
Trail  the  laggard  fins of your  flesh
in the world's lost home
and  wash   vour  mind  of its  kindness.
If words have any meaning,
A  university
Is   where  they   teach  you   evervthing,
Or  so  it  seems  to  me.
And if its finished products
Seem made of flimsy stuff,
The  question   then   arises:
Is everything enough?
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Jack Chne. '23, acknowledged one of the leading-
marine lawyers on the West Coast, is leaving his
legal practice for a five-year period to accept a position as Chairman of the British Columbia Maritime
His new task will find him dealing with the
problem of re\amping the Shipping Industry here
and the re\ italizing of the Canadian Mercantile
Jack Clyne is one of the original "trekkers" from
the Fairview shacks to West Point Grew
First positive step in the construction of U.B.C.'s
i Provincial  War  Memorial   Gymnasium   was   taken
Nov. 11 when  Hon. E. C. Carson, B.C. Minister of
Public Works, turned the first sod at a ceremony
geared with campus .Armistice Dav observances.
Miss Jure MacDonald is anxious for any Royal
City camera fans interested in photography to join
the newly-formed New Westminster Camera club.
Contact her at 30X Eighth Street. NAY., or phone
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from your
December, 1947
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Meryle   Shields   Paved
Way   for   Varsity   Girls
The popularity of fashion shows in Vancouver
has provided a number of University of British Columbia co-eds with part-time employment as models
and several graduates with an opportunity to study
modern merchandising.
The fact that none as yet have gone on to careers in the fashion world can be attributed to that
most interesting of diversions—the treading of the
middle aisle.
U.B.C.'s dean of models is Mrs. Hugh Clee
( Meryle Shields Rose, B.A., 4944). who began modelling while in her sophomore year. She used to
rush downtown after lectures—sometimes missing
the odd one--to be the "college miss" in a depart-
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The modelling led to a summer position in the
advertising department under Mr. Selwyn R.
Belden, then advertising manager and director of
the fashion shows. Mr. Belden has since joined
the executive staff of David Spencer Limited as
merchandising manager.
In her final year at U.B.C, Meryle became director of the Bay's fashion shows and did the com-
mentatory for two years. When she married and
moved to Toronto last year she did fashion writing
and advertising for the Robert Simpson Co. The
birth of a daughter recently put an end to her business career, temporarily at least.
Because of Meryle's success in the Bay's fashion
shows a number of other University students got
a break there, too.
Mrs. Frank Francis (Royden McConachie, B.A.
1944), was a regular model for a couple of vears
as was Lorna Shields (Arts '46), Meryle's sister,
who now     has a secretarial position in Toronto.
Then came Maxine McClung, Arts '48, who followed in Meryle's footsteps. She became the "college model," arranging her lectures so that she could
be free for regular afternoon fashion shows. She
modelled for two years and when Meryle went east
Maxine took over as commentator.
Quite a transformation took place every afternoon when the college girls in bobby sox, skirt and
sweater turned into a sophisticated commentator
with upswept hair-do.
Maxine, now in her fourth yrear, does a weekly
fashion ad for Spencer's, using a different Varsity
girl as model each time. The ads are a popular
feature of the  Ubyssey and command high reader-
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The Graduate Chronicle MAXINE McCLUNG
ship. In the summer Maxine worked with the local
office of Cockfield Brown & Co., national advertising agency.
Other University girls who have been models
include Edlin d'Easum, Nursing '49: Mary Patricia Crowe, Arts '49, and Beverley Roberts, also
Arts '49, who first modelled while in her final year
at Prince of Wales High School and continued for
severeal seasons under both Meryde and Maxine.
Beverly has also done some modelling for Cole of
California in B. C.
Marigold Mackenzie, Arts '49, is a Rose Marie
Reid model who has gone ahead rapidly since her
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has appeared in illustrations extolling the virtues
of bathing suits, automobiles, radios, etc. She has
also done some display modelling-.
Tina Howard, Commerce '4(>. has appeared in
many Varsity fashion shows and done photographic
modelling for "Trend,"' the new Vancouver fashion
magazine. She was one of the finalists in last year's
western universities' beauty contest won by tin-
other U.B.C. finalist, Marion Albert.
Mrs. Doug-las Barlow (EHsha Frostrup, Home
Ec. '46), modelled professionally for buyers during
her college years and afterwards became a dress designer of distinction.
Many girls have modelled a bit—either for photographs, Varsity fashion shows, or special Bay
shows where extra models were needed. Mrs. Jack
Hetherington (Audrey Buchanan, B.A. 1946), Mrs.
Robert Wilson (Marjorie Weber, Home E. 1946),
Daphne Laird, (B.A. 1946), Anne McLennan (B.A.
1947), Peggv Fullerton, (Commerce 48), and Mrs.
Gil Edwards' (.Marion Albert, Arts '50), a few U.B.
C. lovelies who are but a few of such "part-time
With so much talent among its graduates and
co-eds, the University of B. C has become
fashion conscious and informal shows have been a
feature of many of the more important dances and
teas in recent years. Needless to say, the Meryles,
Maxines, Marys and Beverlys have helped in no
small measure to make these affairs outstanding
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December, 1947
"We should launch another campaign right
now," challenged Marjorie Agnew at the Silver Anniversary Cairn Banquet. "We should show the
same spirit as we did during the. climactic and successful student campaign for action in building
U.B.C. on the chosen Point Grey site twenty-five
years ago."
"Alumni must be prodded into action in the Provincial sphere." she challenged, and, to put it bluntly, they must be prepared to offer themselves as
candidates in Provincial elections. We need Alumni
in the Legislature and the people of this Province
should be shown that we, as 'products' of this higher
education institution, are willing to accept public
Without becoming involved in political controversies, surely it would not be amiss to point out at
the present time there are no U.B.C. Alumni in the
Provincial Legitulature. It is true that Dave Fulton (B.A. '36) and Jimmy Sinclair (B.A.Sc. '28) are
B. C M.P.'s in the House of Commons, and that
several Alumni now and in the past have been prominent in civic affairs.
I cannot refrain from making one observation—
leadership is required in government today and will
be needed tomorrow; many of yesterday's students
are alumni prominent in business and educational
circles today—does this mean that some of our acknowledged leaders in the latter fields "cannot afford
to get mixed up in politics"?
More Alumni in the Legislature should not
mean biased opinions nor undue Universal favoritism, but it should mean a sympathetic understanding of U.B.C.'s problems and her vital role in the
business and comniunitv life of the province.
Attention all "Cairn" Alumni . . . Publicity Campaign Committee Members Marjorie Agnew (B.A.
'22. M.A. '23), plus Joe Brown and Aubrey Roberts
of the '23 Class, deserve  the lion's  share of credit
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Event. . . . "Those people (Cairn Alumni) certainly
showed us a real University spirit," observed an
impressed Don Ferguson, Editor-in-Chief of the
student "Daily Ubyssey". . . . Student Councillor
Bob Bagnall did a terrific job of organizing the students' assistance in the event, which included designing and presenting unique Silver Anniversary
pins as well as Souvenir Booklet (produced by
Alumnus Norm Klenman). . . . Heading East sometime soon in an Executive capacitv with Philco will
be Wilfred (Wilf) H. Jeffery (B.A.Sc. '35). Toronto Branch please note. . . . Alumni Office visitors
(in our new and more spacious quarters in the
Brock Building) included Jimmy Lee from Oliver
with potential Alumnus, son James. . . . Among the
many "making their mark" in new positions is Al
Young (Arts '39), erstwhile football star, and a
member of the '39 English Rugger Wonder Team.
Al's now with Cope Electric in Vancouver as Manager of the Factory Division . . .Heartfelt thanks
to Dr. Willard (Bill) Ireland, Provincial Archivist,
in arranging for a quiet perusal of the original petition signed by 53,000 citizens of the Province in
1922. . . . Best wishes to another member of the Victoria group, Rod Poisson (B.A. '35, M.A. '39), who
is Head of the Naval Training Division in Victoria
College. . . . Back home to U.B.C. came Robert M.
(Bob) Thompson (B.A.Sc. '41, M.A.Sc. '43), replete
with a new Ph.D. Bob's on the Geology staff and
plays with the Faculty Field Hockey team.
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The Graduate Chronicle NEW   EXECUTIVE   ELECTED
As a result of the Annual General Elections, the
Alumni Association has a new set of officers and
executive members—with more than the minimum
changes provided in the constitution.
New officers include Winston (Win) Shilvock
(B.A. '31, B.Comm. '32), as First Vice-President;
Miss Marjorie Agnew (B.A. '22, M.A. '23), as Second Vice-President, and Dr. Vernon (Bert) Brink
(B.S.A. '34, M.S.A. '36), as Third Vice-President.
John (Jack) Stevenson (B.A., B.Comm. '40), mem-
ber-at-iarge of last year's executive, is our new
Treasurer, succeeding hard-working Dr. Lyle Swain
(B.A. '31, M.A. '33).
Completing the roster of officers on the executive are Richard (Dick) Bibbs (B.A.Sc. '45).
our new President,; Ormonde (Ormy) Hall (B.
Comm. '42), Editor of Graduate Chronicle," and
Darrel T. Braidwood (B.A. '40. M.A. '41). Frank
J. E. Turner (B.A., B.Comm. '39), as the Association's  Secretary-Manager,    is   also    an    ex-officio
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member of the executive, while Branch Presidents
or their delegates are automatically members of
the executive.
New members-at-large of the executive are Miss
Barbara Kelsberg (B.A. '46). Miss Marv E. (Molly)
Bardslev (B.A. '33), Mr. James A.' MacDonald
(B.A. '38), Mr. Arthur (Art) Sager (B.A. '38). Mr.
Don McRae (B.Comm. '47)), and Mr. Wilfred Cal-
nan (B.A. '39). Continuing members are Miss
Mervl Campbell (B.A. '34), Mr. Harrv Lumsden
(B.Comm. 41), Mr. Wm. C. (Bill) Wilson (B.A.
'16), Mr. Kim Nicholls (B.A. '30, B.Comm. '31), and
Mr. Jack Hetherington (B.A.Sc. '45). Miss Ruth
Wilson (B.A. '41) and Mr. Joe Rita (B.Comm. '40),
are the two new Alumni representatives on the University Council on Physical Education and Athletics.
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Page 25 Past President's Report
The most pleasing feature of my report to the
membership is that this report is directed to a membership greatly increased in numbers over preceding years.
The growth in our Association in the past year
has been most gratifying both in total membership
and in new branches formed.
It has been my pleasure to visit, accompanied by
your Secretary-Manager, a number of these branches, including the very active one in Victoria. I also
had the privilege of meeting with groups in Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles and I must-
say that I obtained a new appreciation of Alumni
work from meeting with these people so far away
from home and so enthusiastic about their parent
I should like to pay tribute to the very fine work
done by the "Graduate Chronicle" ably edited by
Ormonde J. Hall. This organ is the most vital link
in our chain of contact with Alumni and from the
information which I obtained while attending the
American Alumni Council Annual Convention at
San Francisco, the "Chronicle" is second to none in
Alumni publications on this continent.
You will note from the Treasurer's Report that
our financial position is more sound this year than
at any other time in the past and this is due in no
large measure to the increased interest in the Association as represented by fully paid up members.
The Association has played a large part in the
past year on such matters as the question of theological teaching at the University and the proposed
Medical School. We have at all times attempted to
co-operate  with  the  University and  in  return are
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It is my personal feeling that the Alumni Association now commands respect, both from the University and the public and it can have an important
voice in educational matters in this province. There
seemes no reason to doubt that the. .Alumni Association will in the very near future be one of the most
important organizations interested in educational
matters in British Columbia.
In closing I would thank sincerely the members
of the Executive who participated in our work in
the past year. They have at all times been loyal
and willing to assist in anv way without their sincere effort, the splendid results which had been obtained would never have come to be.
Respectfullv submitted,
Basil Wright, '30, became the father of a baby-
daughter, Catherine Eve, on October 25th. Basil
a brother of Phi Gamma-Delta, married Joan Pennington in Colwyn Bay, Wales in 1946. Their address is now "Cleevehill", 154 Cromford Road,
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Eugene Franklin Machell, now employed in
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The Graduate Chronicle MEMOIRS
Anyone who attended U.B.C. in the early 30's
will probably recall the four noon-hour revues put
on by the English Rugby Club under the title of
The Ballet-Who. They were not very much like
the ordinary pep-meeting. For one thing, they
usually played a solid hour (and were carefully
calculated to run past the time for one o'clock
lectures, thus turning them into an event instead of
an interlude). For another, they avoided stupid
pep-talks . . . the pep was in the words and music
of the entertainment. And for another, they presented fairly grown-up vaudeville. They were properly rehearsed and fast-moving, with catchy clowning. There was no importation of doleful professional orchestras from downtown, no trumpet solo,
nothing like that. There was one importation,
though. In all but the first show, the producer was
a graduate, and this had a distinct advantage . . .
he could be disciplined by the police but not by
the  University!
Some of the words and music clung to Varsity
(in an increasingly garbled version) for many years
after the shows ended. Only the other day I heard
a woman playing one of them on the piano and
mumbling some half-familiar words. She informed
me that her brother had composed the music himself. Now, the words of these shows were all (or
nearly all) original, but none of the airs were . . .
they were all well-known sea-shanties, drinking-
songs, and the like. When I told her she was really
playing "Washington & Lee Swing" she knew I
was simply trying to smear her brother.
A good deal of the material was devoted to
convivality, not only because a drinking scene is
always good on any stage but because at that time
several students had been lined $25 each for allowing certain traces of malt and hops to remain on
their breath at college functions. (Under the Societies Act, no society has the power to fine its
members more than $5, but the Alma Mater Society
held itself above the law.) The Ballet-Who. I regret
to say, made light of these lines, holding them up
to ridicule, hatred, and contempt, not to mention
obloquy and other things. In the middle of one
merry scene there entered a frightful black Puritan
who sang, to the tune of Crambambuli:
I say without compunction
That you're  a  Student  Function.
And it's impudent
In a student
To imbibe a beer.
I say that drinking beer is a Sin,
.And water has the edge on gin.
1  bet my pants
On temperance
And Capilano clear.
And so on. Which was all very disgusting, to be
sure, especially when the chorus made him a Bachelor of Beer (cum lauda, cum funniah). And what
reallv annoyed the puritans in the house was the
tune. Thev accused the Rugby Club of making
fun of a livniu called Mothers of Salem.   Now it is
.  .  .  "0, I swear I never saw him
in my life before.  .  .  ."
true that this children's hymn has the same tune
as the old German drinking song, Crambambuli.
But the hymn is modern and the drinking song is
old, so who is to blame for the incongruity?
Other things were made fun of besides the $25
fine, of course. There were a good many irreverent
ditties about various professors. In older colleges
there is often a tradition permitting the composition
of flippant songs about unfrivolous professors. But
at U.B.C. (in those days at least) there was not
even a tradition of light verse on any subject, let
alone the subject of our elders and betters. And
thus it was with something of a gasp that the
audience heard dozens of verses like this :
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From three decades come the women who hold office
on the Alumni Executive for 1947-48
To the vice-presidency comes Marjorie
Agnew, Arts '22. She
is permanent secretary of the class that
laid plans for the famous Trek. A very
active member of the
teaching profession
and an enthusiastic
supporter of cultural
activities of all kinds,
her experiences and
achievements are numerous and varied,
At  present  she  is
in charge of the Girls' Department of the Vancouver
Technical School. She was Girls' Counsellor at
Templeton Junior High School for 12 years and
earlier was the teacher who organized the Science
Course when the Platoon System was introduced
into the Vancouver Elementary Schools. She has
taken post-graduate courses at the Universities of
Wisconsin and Washington and has spent a year
as an Exchange teacher in Toronto.
Some time ago, feeling that young students in
their school years needed to experience the arts
through some sort of community enterprise, she organized a club called the MacMillan Fine Arts Club.
From the parent organization at Templeton Junior
High School the club has spread across Canada until today there are 70 groups. She is now fostering
Grad. Clubs that continue their own cultural programs and also raise funds for loans to students
who need help in completing art courses. She would
like to see a club house built to house these student meetings, a sort of civic youth arts centre.
Such interests have led her inevitably to active
support of the Junior Symphony. She is an Executive member of the Community Arts Council and
head of Junior Membership in the United Nations
Society. Last year she represented Vancouver at
the meeting of the International Association of Women's Committees of Symphony Orchestras held in
Molly Bardsley, '33, has been Alumni Representative to the University Athletic Directorate for two
vears and now moves onto the executive as a member-at-large. Also a Vancouver teacher, she was
on the staff of Britannia for a year and now teaches
Biology and Physical Education at King Edward
High School. At university she belonged to the
Outdoors' Club and to the Chemistry and Mathematics Club. In 1935 she took a summer course at
Sturry, Kent, at the English Scandinavian School
of Phvsical Education.
Barbara Kelsberg, member-at-large from the
class of '47, was last year's President of the Women's Undergraduate Society. Her university
course was taken in Bacteriology and Chemistry
and she is now an assistant at the Provincial Health
Among U.B.C.'s most distinguished women graduates today is Dr. Sylvia Thrupp, Arts '25. Two
years ago she left the British Columbia campus on
a Guggenheim Scholarship, one of two Canadian
women ever chosen for this honour. Previously she
had held an LO.13.lv Scholarship for graduate study
and a travelling fellowship under the Social Science
Research Council. She won her doctorate from the
University  of London.
Her special field is medeival English thought and
she has published various works on industrial guilds
and trade in medieval London. Guggenheim fellows
complete a work for publication during their study
and Dr. Thrupp expects that her book, "The Merchant Class of Medieval London" will be published
by the University of Chicago Press in May, 1948.
Since leaving U.B.C. two years ago she has held
a post as Special lecturer in Economic History at
the University of Toronto and she is now Assistant
Professor of Social Science at the University of
From Day Walker, '27, whom you will find
teaching at North Vancouver High School, we have
received word of Beatrice Wellington, also of '27,
and now on service in Warsaw, Poland. Beatrice's
colourful career began close to home with teaching-
positions in Chilliwack and Vancouver. Then she
travelled to Geneva to a position in the International
Labour Office. Her work took her into Czechoslovakia to help students who were in political difficulties. During the war she worked in London
through the blitz, at one time being buried under a
demolished house for three days. After V-E Day-
she became a supply officer in Warsaw for U.N.R.
A.A. Recently she had a visit home, reported to
United Nations in New York, and then returned to
Roma MacDonald, '47, may be found at the Vancouver Y.W.C.A., where she has taken over the position of executive secretary of the Vancouver Girls'
Hi-Y. She has succeeded Nora Sibley Carlsen, '38,
who has gone to Toronto to live.
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D. O. ("Ozzie") Durkin, Arts '40, is director of
an extension course in public relations at the University of Toronto this winter. The course, which
is the first academic course in public relations ever
offered in a Canadian university, is jointly sponsored by the Association of Canadian Advertisers
and the Toronto Ad and Sales Club. "Ozzie"—
who is now known as Doug—is in charge of public
relations for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
of Canada, a position be has held for the last two
and a half years.
J. T. "Jack" Wilkinson, also with Goodyear, has
been promoted to the position of Chemical Development Manager for the company's new plant at St.
Malo, Quebec City. Jack married Eleanor Bell
Charp of Kamloops, in 1941—and they are parents
of a four-year-old boy. Incidentally, Jack is secre-
tarv-treasurer of the Toronto  Branch alumni.
Elliot Creelman, Sc. '45, who was a member of
the Toronto Branch executive till a short time ago,
has left his job with General Electric in Toronto.
His friends on the coast will be able to reach him
in New Westminster, where he has taken a job with
a small but successful engineering firm.
John Sumner, Sc. '35, Vice-President of the Toronto Branch, is now living in Mimico, Ontario,
with his wife Eileen (nee Davies, Nursing '35) and
their two children. John is with Canadian National
Carbon, and spends most of his time on the road
for his company.
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Wally Gillespie and Pierre Berton are now arrivals on the journalistic front in Toronto. Wally is
a feature writer for the "Financial Post," and
Pierre is an associate editor of McLean's Magazine.
Mrs. Burton (nee Janet Wralker), has traded her
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Kenneth C. Ross (Arts '39) is Health Education
Director for the San Diego County Tuberculosis
and Health Association, California. He received the
degree of Master of Public Health at the University
of  California  last year.
Two U.B.C. alumni have recently been a) pointed
to prominent positions in Southern California libraries. Donald C. Davidson (Arts ,33) is Librarian
of the Santa Barbara College of the University of
California. Albert C. Lake (Arts '38) is Librarian
of the  Riverside  Public  Library.
Elizabeth H. Birnie (Arts '40) is now teaching
High School in South Pasadena. She received her
M.M. from the University of Southern California
last spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ralph Follick have recently
moved from San Diego to Los Angeles, Mrs. Follick was Margaret Isobel Hurry of Arts '27.
Science men are well represented in industrial
positions in Southern California. Arnold M. Ames
(Sc. '37) is with the C. F. Braun Company, Al-
hambra; Guy Corfield (Sc. '24) with the Southern
California Gas Company, Los Angeles; William A.
Gale (Sc '22) and Allan J. Anderson (Sc. '23) with
the American Potash and Chemical Corporation.
Trona; Walter H. Goodwin (Arts '42, Sc '43) with
Western Gear Works, Lynwood; Fred L. Hartley
(Sc. '39) with the Union Oil Company; and Orville
M. Ontkean (Sc. '44) with Bireley's Incorporated.
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The Graduate Chronicle As always, there were many tales of athletic
derring-do—some of it garbled, much of it embellished—when the Grads got to talking over the good
old days during Homecoming at British Columbia.
This always happens. By the time the Dads get
around to telling junior about their athletic days,
scratch singles become game-winning homeruns,
and quarterback sneaks field long touchdown runs
in the final minutes.
However, over the past 20 years that I recall the
local sporting scene there have been many campus
teams, individual athletes or particular feats that
stand out. Just ask any grad, fan or sports scribe
what he rates as top in past performances and you
not only start an interesting conversation but rake
over a lot of memories.
To most people who have been close to the local
and University scene, the late Howie McPhee's 105-
yard rugby run against Vancouver Reps is the
memory standout.
I can still see that track and rugger great standing by the goal post as Vancouver attacked. Suddenly he lunged and intercepted a pass, swerved and
was off for that line a field-length away. No one
laid a hand on him and only Referee Malcolm
Lange kept anywhere near him in that brilliant
A popular second choice for exciting- moments
was that "desperation" heave of Art Willoughby's
in the Dominion final series against Windsor Fords.
The easterners were leading by a point when Art
let one fly. The final gun sounded when the ball
was in the air, and the score changed from a one-
point loss into a one-point win when the shot
plunked home.
The late Leo Nicholson, the "voice of sport,"
rated that moment as the most exciting in his long
and varied career as a radio announcer.
For laughs, there was the famous Hardy Cup
game played in the fog, where reporters and'opposing quarterbacks could sneak into huddles with impunity. And 1 recall escorting fullback Ed
Kendle's girl out to see him on the field after half
time, and the game started—or at least we heard
the "plunk" of the kickoff.
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Or the 1931 game when Varsity stopped Manitoba 4-3 on an Athletic Park pitch that was so
muddy that not only were the players impossible to
tell apart, but the ball actually disappeared into the
goo on one play.
It wasn't so funny to the central figure in this
story. Ranji Mattu, who gained fame this year as
mentor of the Blue Bombers, the first Western Junior Football champions from this sector, picked up
a loose ball in a rugby game at Brockton and powered for the line. The opposition didn't stop him
but the goal post did. He split the upright with his
head and woke up sometime Sunday asking the
Back in '31, too, Varsity won their first national
basketball title. They were eight points down at
half time in the second game of the two-game, total-
point series and Arnold Henderson had spent the
half-time interval practising free shots.
But a young kid who had come up from Intermediate cranks that season, stepped in to spark the
drive that defeated St. Catharines. His name was
Tony Osborne.
The firehouse gang of '41 that blazed to a Dominion crown in straight games, was another fine
crew. Pat Flynn and Doug Pedlow never came
back from the wars to carry on their promising careers on the maple courts. Art Willoughby and
George Pringle are missing from the '37 champions,
Men like George Pringle, a real team man, and
stars like Tom Williams, Johnny Pearson, Johnny
Bird, Jim Bardsley, Howie Cleveland, Oliver Cam-
ozzi—they'll be remembered in the sport hashover.
British Columbia is young as colleges go; but
the hot stove league still has plenty of fuel for talk-
fests when someone starts "Remember when . . .?"
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Although Dr. Gibson is happy at being given
the opportunity of working in the new Medical
Centre at Sydney, he still yearns to return to the
University of British Columbia and is one of the
strongest advocates for a Medical School on the
University campus. He considers his ace in the
hole was his U.B.C. training which, despite lack of
equipment and limited material back in 1930 and
1931, developed some pretty good pioneer methods.
The ability to make things do was of the greatest
help  to  him  later.
This brilliant young man hopes that the same
insistance on learning a subject from the ground
up will characterize U.B.C.'s medical school when
it develops. There is no University he knows in
his wide experience which has U.B.C.'s future and
no province which can rival B.C.'s resources.
He believes that "The extent to which these
potential assets are turned into realities depends
largely on the guidance and support given U.B.C.
by its graduates  and friends."
At last there is no graduate or friend more
earnest in his desire to help U.B.C. than Dr. William
Perhaps some day, this young man, well on his
way to making himself a world reputation in his
chosen field, may come back to U.B.C. to take his
place among the mentors of the great University
of B.C. Medical School of the future, which lies
in the hearts of many U.B.C. graduates.
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Professor Soward once set out and said that
he would test
The culture of the children in the high schools
of the west.
The children all admitted the professor was no
For the tests revealed the culture of Professor
F. FL  Soward.
I remember the fourth and last show particularly vividly, for various reasons. One of them is
the disgraceful costume adopted by the producer,
who was also author and leading man. His basic
garment was a heavy suit of woollen underclothing,
reaching his ankles and wrists. Over this was an
enormous corset, suitably padded with a couple
of grapefruit, and from the garters of this corset
there dangled an alarm clock, a small hatchet, a
billy-can, and such things as an enthusiastic Boy
Scout might attach to his straining belt. Horrible
enough, but his antics were worse. They reminded
me of the Royal Nonesuch in Huck Finn. Well,
this buffoon's own brother was sitting in the audience in a cold sweat and a hot flush. A student
next the brother leaned over and said "For the
love of blanketty blank Moses, who is that guy ?"
And the brother groaned and said "I don't know.
No. I swear I don't. Honest I don't." The shows
folded up because the producer left town for some
years. He didn't leave because of this disloyalty
of his brother's, nor from a proper sense of shame.
But either reason might have been a good one,
at  that.
A special committee, consisting of Dr. Blythe
Eagles as Chairman, Miss Marjorie Agnew as Secretary, and Mr. George Clark as Treasurer, with
representatives from Science and Aggie classes, was
selected to act for absent Permanent Class officers.
With Treasurer Clark reporting that approximately $500 (waived caution money in '22) was still
on hand, and with the announcement by Miss Marjorie Agnew that about $382 had been contributed
by members of the class thus far this year, the
'"22's" discussed possible gifts to the University.
Final decision was to be made prior to December
31st, 1947—after further suggestions had been received by the Committee from out-of-town classmates.
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That is not a contradictory statement because
there is a concurrent tendency to lower examination
standards to include in the pass list the average student of a not too bright group and an almost complete neglect of the more brilliant who must take the
pace of the average.
Also with every department of the university
overworked, its instructors are not at their best.
The strain of teaching big classes, and more of
them, is fatiguing.
There is no criticism of the University of B. C.
which is representative of all Canadian colleges. It
has a reputation of turning out a high grade calibre
of graduate and in the past three years, under the
circumstances, B.C. has done a wonderful and honourable job in accommodating the war veterans.
But next year when conditions return more or
less to normal, a start should be made to gear up
the university to its pre-war standards and de-
emphasize the vocational courses, eliminate all but
the worthy students, and turn out graduates who
can-THINK, not those who have managed to pass
a few examinations.
As an outstanding British educationalist puts it,
"overcrowded classrooms and overcrowded curricula breed intellectual slums."
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Continued from Page 28
Margaret Ecker
Francis, '36, has been
honoured a second
time in receiving the
Canadian Women's
Press Club memorial
award for the year.
Her winning story,
"Nostalgia," told of
the post-war homesickness for farplaces
of former service
men and women. It
appeared in the Chatelaine Magazine in
November, 1946.
Jane Mackintosh,
'47, has left for London to take up studies at the London
School of Economics.
When Betty Augustine, '46, accepted a position
as a Dominion,Public Health Nurse among the Indians, she took-over a district with an area of almost
10,000 square miles. Her headquarters are in Port
Arthur, but she travels continually by car, or plane,
or dog sled, as the occasion arises. Her stopping-
points are as varied as the forms of transportation
which she uses—sometimes she takes a sleeping bag
and sets up her own camp in the open. As the first
nurse in the district she must educate her isolated
charges, who sometimes speak no English, in modern procedures in Public Health, especially T.B. x-
rays and inoculations.
Daisy MacNeill, '35, is among the group at
Teacher's College, Columbia University. She is
studying Counselling and Personnel Administration.
Claire St. John, '39, became Mrs. George Vecic
at a story book wedding at Passau, Germany. Claire
has been a social service worker in a Displaced Persons' Camp in Germany since her discharge from
the C.W.A.C, and her husband, who is from Yugoslavia, is also a social service worker. Their marriage vows were solemnized three times, once in
an English Protestant service, then at a Yugoslav-
Orthodox ceremony and finally by a German legal
Rosemary Brough is at Cornell on a scholarship.
Mardee Dundas is with the Provincial Health Department in Victoria. Dorothy Welsh, '46, with the
Orthoptic Clinic at Shaughnessy Hospital. Margaret
Sage, '41, with Psychiatric Social Service at Shaughnessy. Zena Urquhart, '36, who has been in London for the last two years will arrive in Vancouver
in February. Merle Campbell has just gone to the
Hudson's Bay in Vancouver to do personnel work.
At the recent elections of the Vancouver Community Arts Council, Mrs. Reginald Arkell (Elena
MacDonald, '34), was elected president.
Commodore Cabaret
December 26th, 1947
Tickets—send your cheques to Alumni Office (please
make cheques payable to the Alumni Association) (make
your own table reservations at the Commodore—if out-
of-town, let Secretary-Manager know number in your
party and he'll reserve for you).
. . . Alumnus Art Collard will be on hand at the Commodore to sell tickets from Dec. 19 to 24 inclusive,
from  12:00 to 1:30 p.m.—^except Sunday.
Chairman—Miss Molly Bardsley
Business Manager—Cart Collard
Tickets—$6.00 per couple
Entertainment Dancing 9:30 - 1:30
For the benefit of any Alumni who are unable to get their tickets before the 25th or 26th,
obliging Cart Collard has agreed to have any
left over with him at home (1445 West 15th)
on those two days. If all else fails, give Cart
a ring (BAyview 1429-R).
^^^^^vSvHHiiiii bis
niumpr ^^ m i32l
1111111 BROWN BROS.
■HIIII 665 Granville St.      104 W. HastingsSt.
Joe Br©
Arts '23
Dj.cembkr, 1947
Page 3 3 MARRIAGES . . .
Alar}- Eleanor Gooderhain to John Alexander
Crawford, Comm. '41.
Pauline Hills to Douglas Leslie Bunt.
Jean Elizabeth Foster (Delta Gamma) to Kenneth Simpson Beaton.
Margaret Frances Cornett to Hubert Byers Fin-
Mary Franees Flesher (Delta Gamma) to Lieut.
Donald Alexander Robertson (Phi Kappa Sigma).
Elizabeth Anne Scott (Kappa Kappa Gamma)
to Frederich Hawthorne Dietrich ("Phi Delta
Denise Rosmond Darling (Delta Gamma) to
Henry Drake MacLachan (Phi Delta).
Edith Marion MacRae to Robert Cecil Cragg.
Ena Henderson to Eduard Philip Elias—to live
in Holland.
Muriel Fav Whimster to Donald Francis Griffiths.
Marion Albert to Gilbert Edwards (Psi Upsilon)
Geraldine Evelyn Barker to Sanford Johnson
Margaret Ellen Morrow (Alpha Phi) to James
Alexander Reid  (Phi Kappa Sigma).
Trene Betty McLachan (Kappa Kappa Gamma)
to Frederick Charles Stevenson.
Joan Anita Richards to George Alfred Rheumer.
DeVee Enves to Grant Robinson MacDonald.
Nancy Elizabeth Willis to James Francis Millar.
Margaret Rae (Alpha Phi) to Malcolm Barrs
(Alpha Delta Phi).
Margaret Rae, '38 (Alpha Phi), to Malcolm
Barss, '37 (Alpha Delta Phi).
Penelope Runkle to Frederick Walter Burd.
Doris Leona Thompson (Kappa Kappa Gamma)
to James Benson Collins (Sigma Phi Delta).
Joan Virginia Frost (Kappa Kappa Gamma) to
Ian Malcolm  Bell-Irving.
Lillian  Mjos to David  Kenneth  Lewis.
Lois Isabel Goodfellow to John Gilbert John.
Doris Ribinson. '34, to Terry John.
Marv Beth Hammond (Kappa Alpha Theta) to
Peter William Graham  (Zeta Psi).
Sharon McKendry Bridge to Colin Henry MacDonald, Sc. '39.
Mary Howtson to Donald William Gordon.
Betty May Gosse to Dr. William John Charlton
(Phi  Gamma Delta).
Alice Margaret Tschantz to Albert James Healy.
Nancy Elizabeth Gourlay to Leonard Albert
Mitten  (Zeta Psi).
Marguerite Neil to Drew Ripley, '46 (Phi Gamma Delta).
lone Lillian Campbell to Owen Kitchener Brad-
Gifts for Baby
Knitting Wools
3010 Granville St. South BAy. 3606
Robert Bruce Telford  (Psi  Upsilon)  and  his bride
Frances Mary Flynn.
BIRTHS . . .
To Rev. and Mrs. Robert Morris, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. Braidwood, a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. Ewald Goranson, a daughter.
To Flight Lieut, and Mrs. Gorden Bell-Irving
(Mary MacDonald), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ayre (Frances Duckworth), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. G. L. Montgomery (Helen
Anderson), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison (Peggy Reid),
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kemp Edmonds, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Cleveland (Jeanne Bo-
gardus), a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fisher (Lois Tourtelotte)
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bicknell (Marian Sproule)
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Stevenson (Doris Pratt),
a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Donald McTavish, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. W. L. Dunning (Joyce
Craig), a daughter.
To Capt. and Mrs. G. A. Wood (Mary Morris),
a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. George Brunton (Irene Cole),
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Williams, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bacon, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Saba, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Sager, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lock, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. William Earl Mills, a son.
Page 34
The Graduate Chronicle To Advance Your Interests
The importance of establishing a connection with a Bank prepared
to advance your interests in every way is apparent to thinking people.
This Bank is ready at all times to consider applications for credit, and is
in a position to render a complete and efficient banking service. Our
facilities are entirely at your disposal.
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Never in its history has there been a keener interest than there is today in what
British Columbia has to offer.
It is safe to say that the Province -was never in healthier or more robust condition, that never has a keener or more soundly-based optimism prevailed.
We are entering a new era in which new demands will be made upon us 'all.
W face a future of splendid promise to the young men and women of today.
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind—that this is the day and age
of specialized knowledge, that the key positions, the worth-while posts, in the
business and industrial world will go to those whose minds are trained a!nd
disciplined by their years of study and research, -whose perceptions have been
quickened to grasp the intricacies of the new techniques.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
DeDUty Minister.
December, 1947
Page 35 Everybody Benefits from
Because it prevents accidents, alleviates congestion and speeds the flow of transportation, modern
traffic control—completely automatic—benefits
every member of the community. It protects
pedestrians, reduces noise from snarled traffic
and releases police officers for other essential
duties. It facilitates the handling of crowds in
busy centres of shopping and amusement. Its red,
amber and green lights mean greater safety,
greater convenience for everyone. Prominent in
the development of electric traffic control equip
ment are the specialist engineers of Canadian
General Electric. Experts in the planning of traffic
signal systems, with long practical experience in
towns and cities, large and small, their services
are at the disposal of all authorities interested in
the installation and application of better traffic
control. Whatever your problem may be, engineers at C.G.E. can advise on the best systems
for your requirements and install signal lights
which will give your city better traffic control.
See our nearest office for further information.
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