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VOLUME 15, NO. 2
SUMMER, 1961
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Alumni  News
4 Alumni Association Annual Meeting
5 Reunion of Engineers
6 Vernon Conference on Higher Education
8 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Frances Tucker
14 Federal Aid to Higher Education
—By President N. A. M. MacKenzie
11 The World of Charles Deans
—By Professor Alexander Hrennikoff
20 Extension department celebrates its Silver
—By  Gordon Selman
22 Campus Prepares for Summer Session
23 Canadian Literature—the first two years
—By George Woodcock
24 The Sopron Story Ends
The section entitled "The University" begins on page 26.
Permanent reminder of the presence of the Sopron division
of the Faculty of Forestry on the U.B.C. campus is the
plaque shown in our cover photo which was presented to
the University April 24 by Kamill Apt, left, a member of
the final graduating class of 23 students. The remarks of
Dean Geoffrey Andrew, right, who accepted the plaque
for U.B.C, appear on page 25 of this issue.
Editor; James A. Banham, B.A/51
Assistant Editor: Frances Tucker, B.A/50
Published quarterly by
the Alumni Association of
the  University of British  Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada
Honorary President: N. A. M. MacKenzie, C.M.G.,
M.M. and Bar, Q.C, BA, LLB (Dalhousie), LLM
(Harvard), LLD (Mount Allison, New Brunswick,
Toronto, Ottawa, Bristol, Alberta, Glasgow, Dalhousie,
St. Francis Xavier, McGill, Sydney, Rochester, Alaska,
California), DCL (Whitman, Saskatchewan), DScSoc
(Laval), President of the University of British Columbia.
Board of Management
Executive Committee: President, W. C. Gibson, BA'33,
MSc (McGill), DPhil (Oxon.), MD, CM (McGill);
past president, Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47, SM
(M.I.T.); first vice-president, Franklin E. Walden,
BCom'38, CA; second vice-president, Mrs. John H.
Stevenson, BA, BCom'40; third vice-president, Patrick
L. McGeer. B\ (Hons.) '48, PhD (Princeton), MD'58;
treasurer, H. Frederick Field, BA, BCom'40, CA.
Members-at-Large: (Terms expire 1962): Paul S. Plant,
BA'49, Ben B. Trevino, LLB'59, Mrs. Kenneth M.
Walley, BA'46. (Terms expire 1963): Mrs. David C.
Ellis, BA'36, Alan M. Eyre, BASc'45, John D. Tag-
eart,  LLB'49.
Degree Representatives: Agriculture—Norman L. Hansen, BSA'53; Applied Science—Alec H. Rome, BASc
'44; Architecture—R. S. Nairne, BA'47, BArch'51;
Arts—Miss Vivian C. Vicary, BA'33; Commerce—
Kenneth F. Weaver, BCom'49; Education—Paul N.
Whitley, BA'22; Forestry—William P. T. McGhee,
BA'46, BSF'47; Home Economics—Miss Anne E.
Howorth, BHE'52; Law—Bryan Williams. BCom'57,
LLB'58; Medicine—Dr. Ralph M. Christensen, BA'50,
MD'54; Nursing—Miss Alice J. Baumgart, BSN'58;
Pharmacy—D. B. Franklin, BSP'52; Physical Education
—J. Reid Mitchell, BPE'49, BEd'55; Science—Joseph
H. Montgomery, BSc'59, MSc'60; Social Work—Gordon
R.    Wright,   BA'50,    BSW'52,    MSW'54.
Senate Representatives: Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C, BA
'34; J. Norman Hyland, BCom'34; Mark Collins, BA,
Ex Officio Members: Director; assistant director;
presidents of Alumni branches; president, 1961 graduating class; A.M.S. president; one other designated
by   Students'   Council.
Editorial   Committee:     Chairman,   Dr.   W.   C   Gibson.
Chronicle business and editorial offices: 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second
class mail.  Post  Office   Department,  Ottawa.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge
to alumni donating to the annual giving program and
U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors may receive
the magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
The 1961-62 board of management of the Alumni Association
is shown in the picture above taken following the Association's annual general meeting in the Hotel Georgia on May
25. Sitting, from left to right: Mrs. K. M. Walley, member-
at-large; Fred Field, treasurer; Dr. Pat McGeer, third vice-
president; Frank Walden, first vice-president; Dr. W. C.
Gibson, president; Don Miller, past president; Mrs. John H.
Stevenson, second vice-president; Mrs. D. C. Ellis, member-
at-large. Standing, from left to right: Ken Weaver, commerce;  Paul  Plant,  member-at-large;   Ben   Trevino,  member-
at-large; Dr. Jerry M. Nestman, MAC representative; Alec
Rome, applied science; Alice Baumgart, nursing; Bryan Williams, law; Vivian Vicary, arts; Doug Franklin, pharmacy;
Reid Mitchell, physical education; Paul Whitley, education;
Gordon Wright, social work; Jack Taggart, member-at-large.
Not shown are: Alan Eyre, member-at-large, Norman Hansen,
agriculture, R. S. Naime, architecture, Bill McGhee, forestry,
Anne Howorth, home economics, Dr. Ralph Christensen, medicine, and Joseph Montgomery, science.
Graduates Elect Dr. W. C. Gibson
Dr. William C. Gibson, head of the
department of the history of medicine
and science at U.B.C, was elected president of the U.B.C. Alumni Association
May 25. He succeeds Donovan F. Miller,
who will continue to sit on the Association's executive committee as past president.
Dr. Gibson was elected at the annual
dinner meeting of Convocation and the
Alumni Association held in the Hotel
Georgia following the first day of
U.B.C.'s spring congregation.
The annual meeting of Convocation
was presided over by the chancellor, Dr.
A. E. Grauer. Addressing the meeting
Chancellor Grauer said the University
was entering one of the most critical
periods in its history as a result of the
increasing number of people who desire
higher education. The University, he
said, needs to get a larger proportion of
provincial revenue. The support of
alumni, private citizens and industry is
essential, he added, if the University
is to solve its many problems.
Addressing the annual meeting of the
Alumni Association, outgoing President
Miller announced the resignation of the
director, Mr. Arthur Sager, who has
taken a post as assistant director of the
Regional Training Center for United
Nations Fellows at U.B.C. Mr. Miller
presented a watch to Mr. Sager as a
token of thanks for his many years of
service to the Association.
Dr. Gibson, after being installed as
president of the Association, outlined
some of the continuing aims of the Association.  He said the Association would
continue to urge a federated University
system for the province and the appointment of a royal commission to investigate the future of higher education.
Other projects mentioned by Dr. Gibson included establishment of an alumni
house on the campus, construction of
additional playing fields, organization of
alumni on a regional basis and the establishment of political action committees in
each electoral district of the province.
The guest speaker of the evening was
Dean S. N. F. Chant, head of the faculty
of arts and science at U.B.C, and chairman of the recent Royal Commission on
Education. Excerpts from his address,
entitled "Revolutionary ideas in education," will appear in the next edition of
the Alumni Chronicle.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    4 Engineering graduates of the 1920-27 period who gathered for a reunion
dinner in the Vacuity Club in March included (above) Fred Elliott, Alan
Napier, Gordon Meekison, Neil McCallum, Professor W. O. Richmond,
George F. Fountain, Rex Cameron, Bill Smitheringale; (below) Howard
T. James, Dean David M. Myers, Fred Coffin, George Gross, and Pinky
Memories of the good old days were
recalled when sixty engineering graduates of the 1920-27 era met in the
Faculty Club for a reunion dinner and
informal conference with Dr. David M.
Myers, dean of Applied Science, and
some of his department heads.
A committee comprising George
Gross, Science '23, Fred Coffin '24, Don
M. "Pinky" Morrison '21, E. E. "Mike"
Gregg '23, Bill Smitheringale '24, and
Phil Stroyan '24, was in charge of
Greetings were received from all parts
of the world. Ralph Morton '25 wrote
from Wellington, N.Z., W. A. Bain '26
from Ceylon (where he is on a job for
Sandwell), L. S. McLennan '22 from
Australia, and Britt Brock '26 from
Some of those who sent messages from
various points in the United States were
George Stoodley '25, Ukiah, California;
W. J. Heaslip '24, Minneapolis; Theo
Arnold '27, Bryn Mawr, Penn.; Charles
B. Bishop '27, Los Angeles; Jack Pearcey
'27, New York; Waller Rebbeck '20,
Freeland, Mich.; Donald L. Shaw '22,
San Francisco; C. J. Cock '23, Pharr,
Texas; R. H. B. Jones '23, Burlingame,
Calif.; Archie McVittie '23, New York;
Hub Pearse '23, North Tarrytown, N.Y.;
Harold Bramston-Cook '24 (Rear Admiral  USNR), Bronxville.
Not all the engineers of the 1920's
are in United States, however, for greetings were received from Ralph Lidgey
'23, Hamilton; B. P. Sutherland '25,
Montreal; Harry Letson '19, Ottawa; D.
C. McKechnie '20, Sudbury; Bob Hedley
'24, Copper Cliff; Percy Peele '24, Peterborough; Neal Carter '25, Ottawa; Gordon Abernethy '24, Victoria; Tom G.
Buchanan '26, Hamilton; Otto Nieder-
man '26, Trail; Ben Farrar '27, Montreal;
Dad Hartley '27, Trail; G. W. Miller *25,
Montreal; Don Stedman '22, Ottawa; J.
R. Giegerich '23, Trail; J. H. Jenkins '23,
Ottawa; A. H. Somerville '23, Lethbridge;
Doug Campbell '24, Riondel; Kenny
Carlisle '24, Iroquois Falls, Ont.; Frank
Charnley '24, Port Kells; C. S. Evans
'24, Chatham, Ont.
The reminiscences and the greetings
uncovered the fact that many of the
"twenties" engineers have retired or are
about to retire from business. Many of
those in distant places indicated that
they plan to return to B.C. when they
Dean David Myers, introduced by Dr.
Howard   James,   gave   the   graduates   a
brief outline of the Faculty of Applied
Science's present scope and its plans for
the future. Other members of the faculty
attending were Professor Fred Muir.
civil engineering; Dr. Frank Noakes.
electrical; Professor W. O. Richmond,
mechanical. Former members present
included Dean Emeritus J. N. Finlayson, J. M. Turnbull, Dr. M. Y. Williams,
and Harry Archibald.
Those attending the reunion were:
1920—Harry Andrews, vice-president,
planning, MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell  River.
1921 — R. G. Anderson, president.
Western Kootenay Power & Light Co..
Trail; Bay M. Carter, World Wide Travel
Limited; Ken B. Gillie, Fort San, Sask.;
P. D. I. Honeyman, retired president,
Inspiration Copper Co., Arizona; Howard
T. James, consulting geologist; D. M.
Morrison, retired president, Trans-Mountain Pipe Lines; Edward M. White, retired principal, Vancouver technical
1922 — W. Orson Banfield, insurance
executive; George F. Fountain, director
of planning, Vancouver; John R. Fournier, retired teacher; W. G. Hatch, Haney.
retired Britannia mill superintendent:
Gordon Meekison, president, Meekison
Agencies; James Watson, plant extension
engineer, B.C. Telephone; Dr. John F.
Walker, retired deputy minister of mines.
1923 — Theo V. Berry, commissioner.
Greater Vancouver Water Board: Rex
Cameron, principal, King George High:
George Gross, engineer, Parks Board;
T. D. Guernsey, retired geologist. Rhodesia; Neil McCallum, chief engineer,
Willis and Cunliffe, Victoria; Cliffe
Mathers, Seattle; E. C. Wilkinson, Shell
Oil  Company,  Vancouver.
1924 — Chub Arnott, retired, North
Vancouver; Fred Coffin, Vancouver; F.
G. Elliott, Chemainus; Allan H. Finlay.
U.B.C; H. C. Giegerich, retired, Ganges:
Val Gwyther, consulting engineer, Vancouver; Dudley B. Hardie, Vancouver;
Robert C. McKee, deputy minister of
forests, Victoria; Gordon M. Letson.
Vancouver; Alan J. Napier, president.
Neolite Limited; Wm. V. Smitheringale.
consulting geologist, Conwest, Cassiar
Asbestos, United Keno Hill; Len B.
Stacey, district manager, Ferranti-Pack-
ard Electric; Phil B. Stroyan, retired
superintendent, Parks Board; C. C. Ter-
nan, consulting forester, Kamloops; J.
M. Wolverton, retired, Sidney; Jack
Underhill, Vancouver.
1925 — Jim Bennett, principal, David
Livingstone School; Charles R. Cox,
chief field engineer, International Power
& Engineering.
1926 — Bruce Callander, superintendent, B.C. Electric; Carl F. Barton, school
principal; F. W. Guernsey, Forest Products Laboratory; Joseph E. Kania, investment counsellor; G. W. H. Norman,
geologist, Newmont Mining; John C.
Oliver, Commissioner, City of Vancouver; J. H. Steede, vice-president, B.C.
Electric; Curtis J. Timleck, New Westminster; E. F. Wilks, retired, Vancouver.
1927 — Frank R. Barnsley, Canadian
General Electric, Vancouver; Stanley C.
Gale, engineer, Trane Company; Charles
W. Leek, consulting engineer; E. H.
Nunn, general manager, chemicals division, Crown Zellerbach, Camas, Wash.;
Alex M. Richmond, B.C. Forest Products; C. Douglas Stevenson, Williams
Lake; Professor Harry Warren, U.B.C.
"Never in history have human problems been so challenging, never in history has there been such an opportunity
to enlarge the human bridgehead in the
world and in the universe."
This was the optimistic note struck by
Dean G. C Andrew, deputy to the president, in his keynote address to the very
successful regional conference on higher
education which was held in Vernon on
May 6. The conference, second of its
kind in B.C., was attended by upwards
of 500 people from communities in the
area bounded by Osoyoos in the south
to Revelstoke and Kamloops in the north.
It was sponsored by the Alumni Association through a regional committee under
the chairmanship of Dr. E. M. Stevenson
who also served as conference convenor.
Dean Andrew suggested that education
in B.C. should be thought of as a tertiary system with the University being
an integral part of it. Viewed in this
light, the $6,000,000 of provincial tax
funds now being spent for the third level
was very small in relation to the $150,-
000,000 to $175,000,000 being spent for
the entire system. "Wherever our values
lie, there will the tax dollar be spent," he
On the question of the future, Dean
Andrew stated that decentralization was
inevitable. "The question is not whether
we should decentralize but rather when,
where and for what purpose." He expressed the hope that an advisory committee might be set up in the Okanagan-
mainline to advise about decentralization "in the light of provincial need rather
than local interest."
He challenged the delegates to think
objectively about and plan courageously
for the future. "If there is any deficiency
in Canadians," he said, "it is a deficiency
of imagination. We have long suffered
from an intellectual colonization by borrowing from Great Britain and the United
States. It is time for us to realize the
glorious possibilities of our own future,
and to do something about it." Later in
the day, in his summation address, Dean
Andrew returned to this theme and concluded with the statement that "a vision
of excellence is what Canada needs
About 400 people attended the morning session in the Vernon high school to
hear a panel discussion of the cost and
value of higher education. Dean E. D.
MacPhee set forth, by word and chart,
the hard facts of cost both to the taxpayer and to the student. He noted that
the difference between the cost of first
year university and senior matriculation
was not as great as might be expected
and suggested that this should be taken
into account when considering the relative merits of the two programs. On any
basis of calculation, U.B.C. receives far
less in provincial operating grants than
do the other universities of western Canada, the dean reported. This too should
be considered by those interested in present costs and future development of
higher education in B.C.
There was no doubt about the practical, cash-in-hand value of a university
education, according to T. Everard
Clarke, Vernon businessman who replaced William M. Mercer on the morning panel. "A University degree is worth
from $100,000 to $125,000 during the
lifetime of the average graduate and it
is, any way you look at it, one of the
world's best bargains." But Mr. Clarke
was even more convinced about the value
of higher education to society as a whole
and he expressed great concern about the
competition for brains from Russia and
other countries. "We are going to be
working for them if we don't settle down
and do something about it," he concluded.
The third member of the panel, Dr.
W. C. Gibson of the Faculty of Medicine
and president-elect of the Alumni Association, underscored Mr. Clarke's argument by pointing out that Canada spends
more money in the treatment of criminals than in the higher education of its
young people. "It costs $26,000 per man
a year at Oakalla and there are almost
as many prisoners there as there are
students at U.B.C," he said. He noted
that the supposedly high cost of education is nothing as compared to the high
cost of adult delinquency. Dr. Gibson
stressed the importance of maintaining
high standards at the University and, at
the same time, of finding ways and
means of providing higher education for
all those capable of benefiting from it.
A refreshing change of pace occurred
at the informal conference luncheon in
the cafeteria of the Junior High School
where there was no head table and no
speaker. With the aid of a roving microphone, George Falconer, principal of the
school, called upon Dean Helen McCrae,
Dean Neville Scarfe, Dean D. M. Myers
and Registrar Jack Parnall to answer a
dozen or more questions on the University which were of particular interest
to people in the area.
At the afternoon symposium statements about the future of higher education in the Okanagan-mainline and
throughout B.C. were made by Dean S.
N. F. Chant, Mr. Dean Goard of the
Vancouver school board, Dr. J. K.
Friesen, Dr. A. J. Wood and Mr. Robert
T. Wallace, acting principal of Victoria
College. They were followed by a lively
question and discussion period, the afternoon session concluding with Dean Andrew's summation and informal group
Dean Chant suggested that a reorganized secondary school program would
make it possible for academically qualified students to complete grade twelve
a year earlier, thus leaving the fourth
year in the senior high school for senior
matriculation. While not in favour of
the establishment of junior colleges giving another year of university work, he
supported very strongly the provision of
vocational and technical education for
those not qualified for or interested in
the university.   "Those who have practi
cal and technical abilities have sometimes been forced into an academic
groove when they shouldn't have been
because we haven't provided the type of
education they need and deserve," he
Mr. Goard supported Dean Chant's
point of view in presenting a specific program for the Okanagan-mainline and
other areas of the province. He proposed
a comprehensive educational centre that
would include vocational and technical
education, senior matriculation and adult
education. He declared that there was a
vacuum between high school and university and suggested that this vacuum be
filled by a unified community undertaking designed to meet all the needs of
a particular area. "What is needed is not
so much higher education as further education of all kinds for many kinds of
people." He warned against piecemeal,
uncoordinated and uneconomic attempts
to solve this problem.
Mr. Wallace spoke strongly in favour
of a single degree-granting institution for
British Columbia which would eventually have several campuses throughout
the province. He felt that there was a
place for junior colleges in such a provincial system of higher education. He
urged the conference planning committee to undertake a survey of the needs
of the area and he offered, on behalf of
both the University and Victoria College, to provide technical assistance for
such a survey.
Dr. A. J. Wood of the Faculty of
Agriculture was doubtful about the value
of local training in agriculture at a junior
or community college. He suggested that
a better method of training was for students to attend a university during the
normal session and spend the summer
months at agricultural centres in different parts of the province.
Dr. Friesen reviewed the many offerings of the extension department, noting
in particular the experiment in extramural courses for credit at Prince
George, and pointed out that his department was already decentralized. It
had become so in order to meet some
of the needs of citizens throughout
Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan was the
happy choice as speaker for the closing
conference banquet. He gave a stimulating and entertaining account of education in Russia and China which left delegates impressed but, at the same time,
challenged by the opportunities here in
Canada. We must compete with Russia
and China, countries which are characterized by "the boundless enthusiasm of
their young people and the terrific head
of steam which has been generated among
the masses." But we have many advantages, too, the most important of which
is our freedom. Dr. Cowan concluded
with a few words on behalf of "bigness"
at a university. "U.B.C. is a most exciting place in which to work. There are
keen young people in search of knowledge, an atmosphere of discovery among
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    6 Successful conference on higher education held in Vernon May 6 was enlivened by the presence of many of U.B.C.'s leading deans. Above Dean
S. F. N. Chant, left, head of the Faculty of Arts and Science, chats with
Dean Neville Scarfe, right, head of the Faculty of Education. At centre is
Dr. E. M. "Mack" Stevenson, of Vernon, chairman of the regional committee which organized the event attended by more than 500 persons from
the area bounded by Osoyoos on the south and Kamloops on the north.
faculty and students—and this doesn't
happen anywhere else but in a large
organization. Better one student enjoying
this atmosphere than ten sitting at the
feet of mediocrity."
Several residents of the area participated in the conference as speakers,
chairmen and in other capacities, including: Stuart Fleming, M.P., Hugh
Shantz, M.L.A., Mayor Becker, George
Falconer, Earl Quesnel, all of Vernon;
Ronald R. Heal, Armstrong, and Reeve
F. E. Atkinson, Summerland.
Dr. E. M. "Mack" Stevenson had the
following on his effective and hard-working regional committee: Penticton, Mrs.
Odetta Mathias; Summerland, Mrs. Margaret Solly; Kelowna, Mrs. E. R. Pelly;
Vernon, Mrs. Pauline Legg; Armstrong,
Frank Evans; Lumby, Ken Johnston;
Salmon Arm, C H. Millar; Kamloops,
Roland G. Aubrey; Revelstoke, Alwyne
Brown; Emerson Gennis, chairman of
the branches and divisions committee of
the Alumni Association, and Tim Hol-
lick-Kenyon,  assistant director.
Members of the North Okanagan group
not mentioned previously, who assisted in
local arrangements, were: A. C Michel-
son, Mrs. W. D. Hamilton, Mrs. G.
Hughes, Mrs. B. VonKrosigk, Miss L.
Lang, Miss L. Melvin, D. Hoye and S.
A great deal of credit for the success
of the conference goes to Mrs. Pauline
Legg, who was responsible for the physical arrangements, registration, and a host
of other details.
Alumni and friends in the Fraser Valley region are forging ahead on a new
and broader program of activity. Following the highly successful conference
on higher education in Abbotsford last
December, they met in Abbotsford on
April 12 to form a new regional organization, the Fraser Valley University Association. This new group will encompass all branches in the Fraser Valley
and will be able to speak for the region
with a unified voice on matters of higher
education. Membership is open to all
people in the valley, including graduates
of other universities, who are interested
in the aims and needs of higher education.
The meeting, chaired by Cecil Hacker,
and attended by more than 100 people
representing all parts of the region, elected the following officers: President, Mrs.
G. E. W. Clarke of Abbotsford; vice-president, Hunter Vogel of Langley; secretary-treasurer, William H. Grant of Abbotsford; members-at-large, Frank Wilson of Chilliwack, Dr. Mills Clarke of
Agassiz, Norman Severide of Langley.
The executive were empowered to add
to their number in the future to ensure
a good representation from all communities and professions in the Fraser Valley.
Dr. William C. Gibson, the new president of the Alumni Association, spoke
to the meeting on "What Good is an Old
Grad?" Dr. Gibson told the meeting that
an old grad was a lot of good, and had
a vital role to play in his community,
both to interpret the needs of higher
education and to serve his community
through a higher level of professional
At the end of April the newly born
group sponsored a three-day tour of the
valley by 30 International House students. The students, who came from
11 different countries, were billeted in
homes throughout the Fraser Valley.
They toured many parts including Fort
Langley, Fraser Valley Farms Ltd., the
Clayburn - Harbison Ltd. brickworks.
Westminster Abbey, Celwood Industries
Ltd., the Fraser Valley Milk Producers'
Association plant at Sardis, and the
Agassiz Experimental Farm. On three
evenings the students were dinner guests
of Clayburn-Harbison Ltd., Mission Rotary Club, and the Fraser Valley Milk
Producers' Association. The windup to
a very successful tour was a chicken barbecue dinner at the Hole-in-the-Wall
Lodge, Sumas Prairie, with a good
turnout of friends and alumni. The International House students entertained
the gathering for the rest of the evening
with their Latin American combo.
The tour was a good example of an
enjoyable and informative program to
bring together alumni, friends and students and foster better international relations. The response from Fraser Valley residents was outstanding. The whole
tour was arranged by Cece Hacker, with
the assistance of many people in the
Valley and the capable planning of John
Haar of International House.
The Ubyssey is expanding.
Next year for the first time the student
paper will offer subscriptions to alumni
and other interested persons. The
Ubyssey's annual production of about 70
issues (three a week) plus a monthly
magazine will be offered.
Attempts will be made to increase
news coverage on the Point Grey campus
and also to give more space to news
and views from Victoria College.
The monthly magazine will contain a
digest of campus news and articles of
comment from The Ubyssey staff and
interested students.
Alumni will be contacted by letter
during the summer. Further information
is available from The Ubyssey, Brock
Hall, U.B.C. Please label your envelope
Two days to mark off now on your fall
calendar are October 27 and 28. These
are the dates set for the Alumni Association's 1961 Homecoming celebrations.
A committee of graduates is at work
planning the two-day event. A highlight
will be reunions for the classes of 1916,
'21, '26, '31, '36, '41, '46 and '51.
Subsequent editions of "The Alumni
Chronicle" will carry full details about
the event.
(Items of Alumni news are invited in
the form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor,
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue not later
than August 1, 1961.)
Lennox A. Mills, BA, MA(Tor.), BA,
PhD(Oxon.), head of the department of
political science at the University of
Minnesota, represented U.B.C. at the installation of that University's new president on February 24.
Major-Gen. H. F. G. Letson, BSc,
PhD(London), LLD'45, has been appointed to the board of governors of
Carleton University in Ottawa. He is
also chairman of their development campaign now being organized. From 1923
to 1935 General Letson was associate
professor of mechanical engineering at
U.B.C. His military career includes service in both world wars. He was adjutant-
general of the Canadian Army from
1942-44 and chairman of the Canadian
Joint Staff Commission in Washington
in 1944-45. From 1946 to 1952 he
was secretary to Earl Alexander of Tunis
when he was governor-general of Canada.
Harry I. Andrews, BSc, vice-president,
planning, research and development of
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River
Limited, has been elected an honorary
life member of the technical section of
the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. Life membership in the 2,374-
member technical section is confined to
12 people, unanimously chosen by the
executive council. Only one election is
made in any one calendar year. Mr.
Andrews joined the Powell River Company 40 years ago as a plant chemist,
probably the first technically trained
employee in any of the companies on the
D. M. (Pinky) Morrison, BSc, PhD
(McGill), PhDtCantab.), president of
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Company
for the past five years, has retired. He
has been connected with the Canadian
oil industry for the past 32 years.
George Frederick Fountain, BASc,
deputy director of planning for the city
of Vancouver since the formation of the
planning department in 1952, has been
appointed director of planning. He has
been with the city since graduation, and
has had a long association with community and town planning groups.
Arnold A. Webster, BA, MA'28, after
20 years' service with the Park Board,
is back for another two-year term. Principal of Killarney secondary school, he is
also a member of the University senate.
Paul V. McLane, BA, MA(Calif.), is
Canadian trade commissioner in Glasgow. His previous post was in Athens
as commercial counsellor.
Philip B. Stroyan, BASc, superintendent of parks for the city of Vancouver,
retired this year after 23 years with the
Park Board, 18 years as superintendent.
He was given a citation award by the
Parks and Recreation Association at their
annual meeting in St. Catherines last
year. His wife is the former Lillian
Robinson, BA'27.
Robert William Ball, BA, MA'27,
PhD(Ill.), LLB(Georgetown), of the legal
department, patent division, of DuPont's
in Wilmington, Del., attended the class
of 1925 reunion last fall. He graduated
in chemistry and later studied law. Dr.
Ball's  son is  a  Rhodes  scholar.
Elsie Gertrude Taylor, BA, who worked in the American Library in Paris before the last war, and in England during
the war, went to New York in 1945 to
work for British Information Services.
She much enjoys her work there in spite
of its being the high pressure variety.
W. J. (Jim) Logie, BA, has been assigned the district superintendencies of
Qualicum and Campbell River. He goes
to Vancouver Island from Kelowna
where he began teaching in 1927. His
wife is the former Ethelwyn Dee, BA'29.
Harry L. Purdy, BA, MAtWash.), PhD
(Chic), MA(Hon.)(Dartmouth), has been
appointed president of the B.C. Electric,
succeeding Dr. A. E. Grauer, who remains chief executive officer and policymaker with the title of chairman of the
board. Dr. Purdy came to the B.C.
Electric as director of research in 1947.
He was president of the Alumni Association in 1957-58.
Harry V. Warren, BA, BASc'27, BSc,
DPhil(Oxon.), professor of mineralogy
in the department of geology, has received
a $2950 grant from the department of
mines and technical surveys for a continuing study of the trace elements in
soils, rocks and plants.
Leslie E. Howlett, BA, MAfTor.), PhD
(McGill), director of the National Research Council's division of applied physics, attended the eleventh general conference of the International Bureau of
Weights and Measures in Paris last October. As chairman of the advisory committee for the definition of the metre he
introduced the resolution which was
unanimously accepted that the international standard for the metre should no
longer be a metal bar kept in France,
but should be defined as a specific number of wave lengths of orange light emitted by the gas krypton. Dr. Howlett
made one of the major research contributions that led to the historic decision.
All Canadian units of length have been
defined in terms of the metre since 1952.
Incidentally, Dr. Howlett urges the adoption in Canada of the metric system as
a superior mental tool.
Mrs. Clare McAllister (nee Clare
Nulalinda McQuarrie), BA, MSW'56, has
joined the staff of the Family and Child
Welfare division, in Ottawa.
G. W. Miller, BASc, has been appointed assistant general manager of the
Canadian Pacific Railway's eastern region. He joined the railway as a transit
man in 1927.
H. Leslie Brown, BA, assistant deputy
minister (external trade promotion) in
the department of trade and commerce,
and director of the trade commissioner
service, was a key man in the export
trade promotion conference in Ottawa
during December. When he was in Vancouver last August he gave a paper before the meeting of the American Alumni
Council reported in the Spring, 1961
issue of the Chronicle.
The Hon. James Sinclair, BASc, has
been appointed a director of Lafarge
Cement of North America Ltd. Mr. Sinclair is president and managing director
of Deeks-McBride Ltd., president of the
Fisheries Association, a member of the
British Columbia Energy Board and a
director of the B.C. Research Council.
Bert R. Tupper, BASc, has been named
Canadian regional director of the Institute of Radio Engineers. He was made
a fellow of the IRE in 1954 for his work
in the application of radio techniques to
the extension of long distance telephone
services in Canada. He is chief engineer
of the British Columbia Telephone Company.
Christopher Riley, BA(McMaster), MA,
PhD(Chic), retiring president of the
B.C. and Yukon Chamber of Mines, reported that a total of nine deposits of
iron ore have so far been found in B.C.
He urged an intelligent use of our mineral resources, utilizing them as far as
possible at home. He suggested that the
provincial department of mines should
be provided with facilities for assembling,
processing and storing exploration data
gathered by individual companies so that
information can be put to future use.
Peter Grossman, BA, Vancouver's
chief librarian, has been appointed for
a second term to the National Library
Advisory Board.
William John Cameron Kirby, BA, has
been appointed to the Supreme Court of
Alberta. He has practised law in Red
Deer since 1945, after his discharge from
the army, and was Conservative member
of the legislature for Red Deer from 1954
to 1959 and former leader of the Progressive Conservative party in Alberta.
Mrs. W. E. Ricker (nee Marion Card-
well), BASc, is vice-president of the
Canadian  School  Trustees  for   1960-61.
Charles D. Schultz, BASc, has been
chosen as the B.C. member of a committee to work on the "Resources of Tomorrow" program of the federal government. The preliminary studies will be
considered at a conference in Montreal
in October, 1961.
Ian McTaggart Cowan, BA, PhD
(Calif.), head of the zoology department,
has been elected a fellow of the California Academy  of  Science,  the  oldest
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    8 scientific body on the west coast of
North America.
Gavin A. Dirom, BASc, has been
named a vice-president of the B.C. and
Yukon Chamber of Mines for 1961. He
is assistant chief geologist and resident
engineer of American Smelting and Refining Co.
Donald J. MacLaurin, BASc, MSc
(Lawrence Coll.), has resigned as mill
manager of Island Paper Mills, the new
fine paper mill.
Robert F. Sharp, BA, Vancouver's
superintendent of schools, made his first
trip to Europe in November as a spokesman for Canadian education at the
general conference of UNESCO in Paris.
While overseas he visited schools in
Britain on behalf of the school board
which is interested in the vocational opportunities offered at the secondary
school level, and technical training programs.
W. Douglas Wallace, BA, has been
posted to Caracas, Venezuela, as commercial counsellor in the Canadian embassy from Ottawa.
Ernest E. Livesey,  BA,  who  was  on
the teaching staff of Mt. View high
school in Victoria, has been appointed to
the faculty of the College of Education.
Mrs. Livesey, the former Adelia Frances
Rowse, BA'57, has a teachers' assistant-
Robert E. Strain, BA, has been appointed manager, western division,
Crane Ltd. He is responsible for directing all sales, branch and wholesale, in
the western provinces.
A. Tom Alsbury, BA, BEd'47, was reelected mayor of Vancouver in December with a vote of 48,469. His nearest
rival was Tom J. Campbell, LLB'52.
Harry Andison, BSA, well known
across Canada for his research work on
the control of insects damaging farm
crops, has been appointed head of the
Dominion Experimental Farm at Saanichton, Vancouver Island.
Charles  M.   (Chuck)   Bayley,   BA,   is
public relations officer for the Vancouver School Board.
John J. Conway, BA, AM,PhD(Har-
vard), lecturer in history and master of
Leverett House at Harvard, was asked
by the president to represent U.B.C. at
the centennial convocation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on
April 9, 1961.
R. P. Forshaw, BSA, MSc(McGill),
assistant professor of the department of
animal husbandry at Ontario Agricultural
College, was elected president of the
eastern branch and president-elect of the
Canadian Society of Animal Production
at the 1960 meetings.
Eleanor S. Graham, BASc, MSc(Chic),
has been appointed executive secretary
of the Registered Nurses Association of
B.C., succeeding Miss Alice Wright who
has retired. Miss Graham's experience
includes public health work in Cowichan,
Prince Rupert and Powell River before
going to the national office of the Vic
torian Order of Nurses as an assistant
director. She was director of nursing at
the Royal Columbian hospital in New
Westminster before going to WHO for
five years as supervisor of nursing for
southeast Asia, with headquarters in New
Delhi, India. She returned from this
post to Vancouver.
Franc Joubin, BA, MA'43, DSc, represented U.B.C. at the installation of Dr.
Murray Ross as president of York University in Toronto on January 24.
F. Stanley Nowlan, BA, manager of
performance and operations analysis for
United Air Lines, gave a research paper
entitled "The relationship between reliability, overhaul periodicity and economics in the case of aircraft engines"
at the national convention of the Society of Automotive Engineers in Los
Douglas A. M. Patterson, BA, solicitor for the B.C. Electric in Victoria, has
been appointed executive assistant to the
vice-president, W. C Mearns. He will
combine both posts.
William T. Irvine, BASc, has been
named chief mines geologist for Cominco. He joined the company's staff in
Gerald A. Sutherland, BA, BCom,
district manager for Odeon theatres, has
been made chairman of the social planning section of the Community Chest
in Vancouver.
Fred M. Brunton, BA, DDS(Oregon),
has been appointed regional dental consultant for central Vancouver Island,
upper Island, Saanich and south Vancouver Island. He has moved to Nanaimo from Vancouver.
Phyllis Cowan, BA, an experienced
high school teacher, is fulfilling a three-
year teaching assignment at Kinnaird
College, Lahore, India. She is a graduate
of the Anglican Women's Training College in Toronto.
W. F. Koren, Jr., BCom, of New
Orleans, represented U.B.C. at the inauguration of Herbert Longenecker as
president of Tulane University of Louisiana on April 15.
Mary D. Rendell, BA, executive secretary to the Dominion board of the Women's Auxiliary, is the only woman
among four delegates from the Anglican
Church in Canada to the meeting of the
World Council of Churches in New
Delhi in 1961.
Arthur H. Sager, BA, spoke out against
the increasing centralization of education
in Canada in an article in Weekend
Magazine entitled "Let's give our schools
back to the teachers."
Joe Plaskett, BA, the well-known
painter, had his first Montreal show
last winter. After teaching school for
six years, he won the first Emily Carr
scholarship, and took up painting as a
career. He has studied in California,
New York, Paris and London, and has
evolved a personal, romantic style. He
is included in the Brock Hall collection
of Canadian art.
Frank J. E. Turner, BA, BCom, presi
dent of the Life Underwriters' Association of Vancouver, was a delegate to the
54th general meeting of the Life Underwriters' Association of Canada in Toronto this February.
Frank Borden Clark, BA, LLB'48, is
commercial secretary in Mexico City
with the Canadian Embassy.
Gordon C. Douglas, BA, manager of
the wood products promotion division of
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River
Ltd., is vice-president of the Canadian
Wood Development Council, formed in
Ian Mahood, BCom, BSF'41, has
joined National Forest Products Ltd. as
manager of development, and will concentrate on development of raw material supplies for the company's program
of diversification.
Leslie G. Wilson, BCom, has been put
in charge of the new Kelowna branch
of Pemberton Securities Ltd.
Garth Griffiths, BASc, has been appointed co-ordinator of the $450 million
Columbia River hydro project which the
B.C. Power Commission will build. He
will be responsible for compiling and
maintaining records of project schedules,
keeping in touch with all firms engaged
on the huge project, and reporting regularly to the power commissioners on the
progress being made.
Reg. E. Haskins, BASc, until recently
plant superintendent at Bamberton for
the British Columbia Cement Company
Ltd., has been appointed vice-president
of production and elected to the board
of directors.
Ronald G. McEachern, BASc, has been
appointed chief exploration geologist for
Eric P. Nicol, BA, MA'48, whose syndicated column originates in the Vancouver Province, is read on both sides of
the border. The San Francisco Examiner
now carries his column, besides two Connecticut papers and a Southern California daily. Papers across Canada that
subscribe include the Daily Bulletin of
Sioux Lookout, Ontario, a mimeographed
newspaper serving a population of 2,364.
Mr. Nicol, who was elected to the University senate last year, also serves on
the editorial committee of this magazine.
John H. Harding, BASc, senior traffic
engineer of B.C.'s highways department,
has been named vice-president of the
joint committee on uniform traffic control devices for Canada.
W. C. McKenzie, BASc, is the author
of an article in the October, 1960, B.C.
Professional Engineer on design aspects
of the avalanche sheds in the hazardous
Rogers Pass area of the Trans-Canada
highway. His firm, Choukalos, Wood-
burn, Hooley & McKenzie Ltd., consulting engineers, was retained by the
department of highways to design and
supervise construction of the avalanche
sheds. Two other members of the firm,
William Choukalos, BASc'50, and Roy
Hooley, BASc'47, are also graduates.
John J.  Carson, BA, a vice-president
9    U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE of the B.C. Electric in charge of industrial relations, has been appointed assistant to the new president, Dr. Harry
Purdy, with gas, transportation, public
information and industrial relations departments reporting to him. He has also
been chosen to head a study of manpower management for the federal Royal
Commission on Government Organization (the Glassco Royal Commission).
He spent the month of February in Ottawa, and plans to spend one week per
month on the survey after that. He was
the Alumni Association first vice-president for 1960-61.
J. Michael G. Fell, BA, MA(Calif.),
PhD(Calif.) in mathematics, associate
professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, is at Harvard
on a one-year National Science Foundation contract, doing functional analysis
research in mathematics at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
William T. Mann, BCom, of Victoria,
has been elected president of the 400-
member Certified General Accountants
Association of British Columbia. Mrs.
Mann is the former Daima Edwards,
E. Douglas Sutcliffe, BASc, former
general manager of Western Development and Power Ltd., is now general
manager of the new marketing division
formed by the merger of B.C. Electric's
general sales division with the industrial
development department of Western Development and Power.
G. Claude Bissell, BA, BEd'58, supervising principal of Kelowna elementary
schools, has been appointed district superintendent for the department of education in Castlegar and Arrow Lakes school
Donald Arthur Fraser, BASc, divisional engineer for the C.P.R. at Brandon,
Manitoba, represented U.B.C. at the installation of Dr. John Robbins as president of Brandon College on January 6,
and at the opening of the new library
and arts building by Mrs. John Diefenbaker on the same day.
Leslie A. Raphael, BA, BCom, was a
Canadian delegate to the World Zionist
Congress in Israel
Rhys D. Bevan, BASc in chemical
engineering, has been appointed industrial sales manager of the "Fabrikoid"
division of Canadian Industries Limited
—a new position in the organization.
He will be responsible to the divisional
sales manager for directing sales to the
industrial trades.
Robert A. Nilan, BSA, MSA'48, PhD
(Wis.), is one of a team of Washington
State University scientists who have
found a cheap, simple and fast way to
produce inheritable changes in the cells
of grain seeds. Their work involves the
use of a chemical, diethyl sulphate, to
induce mutations in barley rather than
atomic radiation which smashes up the
chromosomes making it impossible for
the altered cells to reproduce.
J. Norman Olsen, BASc, has been appointed manager of consumer services
in the B.C. Power Commission, succeed
ing Garth Griffiths, now co-ordinator of
the Columbia River hydro project to be
built by the Commission.
Denis C. Smith, BA, BEd'47, DEd
(UCLA), was appointed by the B.C.
Supreme Court in December as chairman
of a board of arbitration sitting on
teachers' salaries. Hearings were held in
Agassiz school district, Peace River and
Williams Lake.
C. Thompson Veazey, BSc(Man.), BEd,
BA(Wash.) in art education, whose painting was reproduced on the cover of the
September-October issue of The B.C.
Teacher, is a member of the staff of
John Oliver High School in Vancouver.
Patrick David Campbell, BASc, has
been named a vice-president of the big
U.S. engineering firm of Williams Bros,
and Co. He joined Williams in 1948 and
has worked on projects in Venezuela,
Colombia, Canada, Indonesia, Iran and
Austria. He is currently in charge of the
company's operations in Europe, Africa,
the Middle East and the Far East, with
headquarters in London.
T. Boyd Crosby, BCom, a director of
Durham & Bates Agencies Ltd., has been
appointed  vice-president.
C. C. Cunningham, BSA, former
Fraser Valley farmer, has been appointed
veterinary inspector at Nelson. Dr. Cunningham graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph a year ago. He
recently had a private practice at Ladner.
The Rev. R. MacKay Esler, BA, BD
(Knox Coll.), of Calgary, has been elected
moderator of the Alberta synod of the
Presbyterian Church of Canada.
John F. Graham, BA, MA,PhD(Co-
lumbia), has been appointed Fred C.
Manning professor of economics and
head of the department of economics and
sociology at Dalhousie University. He
is the youngest full professor and the
youngest department head in the University. Dr. Graham is also general editor of the Atlantic Provinces Studies,
sponsored by the Social Science Research
Council of Canada.
Bruce H. Levelton, BASc, MASc'48,
PhDfTexas A&M), is the author of an
interesting report on a study of pozzolan
and suitable deposits in B.C. undertaken
by the B.C. Research Council for Holdfast Natural Resources.
Ronald F. Lucas, BA, BEd, formerly
principal of Prince Rupert senior high
school, has been appointed district superintendent for Ocean Falls, Alert Bay and
Quatsino school districts, with headquarters in Courtenay.
John O. Pollock, BA, BSW'48, MSW
'50, assistant general secretary of the
Vancouver Metropolitan YMCA has
been named executive secretary of the
new New Westminster joint YM-YWCA.
Robert W. Prittie, BA, teaching high
school in Burnaby, is also on the Burnaby municipal council.
William Townsley, BCom, MBA
(Calif.), has been appointed to the United
Kingdom staff of the British Columbia
Lumber Manufacturers' Association. Mr.
Townsley, who took his degree with a
forestry option, will advise specifiers and
users of western red cedar in the U.K.
on the properties and application of this
Ebbie W. Bowering, BA, BEd'54, was
elected for his third term on the Vancouver Park Board. A school principal, he
was deputy chairman of the Park Board
last year, and chairman of the Burnaby-
Vancouver Central Park development
committee. He is a past president of
both the B.C. amateur and the Canadian
basketball associations.
Allan C. Brooks, BA, game biologist
with the Uganda game and fisheries department, with headquarters now in
Entebbi, has as one of his projects the
biological aspects of cropping hippos.
The cropping program started in 1959,
when 700 hippos were shot. In 1960 the
total was 400. The meat is sold in local
markets and profits are returned to the
African local governments. Mr. Brooks
invites any reader passing through Entebbi to get in touch with him through
the Game Warden, P.O. box 4, Entebbi.
A. Deane M. Burnside, BA, has been
appointed to the pulp sales staff of Columbia Pulp Sales Ltd. He brings to his
new post a background in marketing and
sales received at the graduate school of
business administration, New York University, and in a management capacity
in the fields of advertising and sales
promotion. He will work principally
with the marketing of Celgar Kraft from
Celgar's new bleached kraft pulp mill in
the Arrow Lakes region, which opened
in December.
Peter A. Cherniavsky, BASc. has been
elected a director and vice-president of
the British Columbia Sugar Refining
Company Limited. He has been on the
staff of the Company for twelve years
and occupies the position of general
Duncan L. Clark, BA, BSW'49, MSW
'54, deputy warden of Oakalla Prison
Farm, is in charge of treatment there.
He has had a year and a half both with
the provincial probation branch and the
provincial social branch, and is a voluntary leader in church and community
group work besides.
William F. Idsardi, BA, is assistant
manager of the news division in the
public relations department of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, in
Cleveland. His wife, (nee Dorothy Marion Bell), BA'49 works under her maiden
name, Marion Bell, as assistant director
of public relations for the Welfare Federation of Cleveland.
Ralph F. B. King, BA, MA(Tor), head
of the department of English, Canadian
Services College, Royal Roads, has been
awarded a Ph.D. in English by the University of Toronto.
John M. Norris, BA, MA'49, PhD
(Northwestern), assistant professor in the
department of history, has won a Nuffield travelling fellowship for 1961-62 in
the humanities division. He will leave
for Great Britain in August to gather
material for his book on the mobilization
of economic resources in the French
revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
John Andrew Panton, BCom, has been
appointed B.C. sales manager for O'Keefe
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     10 Old Vienna Brewing Co. Ltd., western
operations. His past experience in the
field of marketing and sales includes ten
years with the Toronto office of a large
international marketing concern, four
years of which were spent as merchandising manager, bulk products.
G. Rowland Phare, BASc in chemical
engineering, is superintendent, applied
research, with C-I-L explosives division in
Quebec. Mrs. Phare, the former Edith
M. Benson, BA, graduated as a bacteriologist.
Peter Paul Saunders, BCom, president
of Imperial Investment Corporation, has
announced that his company has bought
a 75 per cent interest in the Mercantile
Acceptance Corporation of California,
with 72 offices in California and Oregon
and assets of some $43,000,000. With
Andrew Saxton, who also attended the
University, Mr. Saunders incorporated
Imperial Investment in 1950 to carry on
sales, inventory and industrial financing
and personal loans. The firm's assets in
1951 were $38,440, and in December,
1960, $119,608,947. Mr. Saunders' classmates will probably remember him as
Peter Paul Szende, the name under which
he graduated.
John J. Anderson, BCom, LLB, has
been appointed chief legal advisor for
Pacific Petroleums Ltd. He is a member
of the British Columbia, Alberta and
Saskatchewan bars. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Anderson was the Canadian
division solicitor for Honolulu Oil Corporation.
John M. Bryan, BA in mathematics
and science, has been appointed research
engineer III in research and development division of The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail.
Robert W. Corregan, BSF, has been
transferred to Nelson as forester in
charge from Victoria management division of the B.C. Forest Service.
Harry A. Willems, BA, BSW'50,
MSW'52, former regional administrator
in the Saskatchewan department of social
welfare and rehabilitation, Melfort region, has been appointed director of regional services with headquarters in Regina. Before returning to his native province in 1959, Mr. Willems gained wide
experience in social work with the B.C.
department of social welfare.
Roy H. Woodman, BA, BCom'50,
MBA(Harvard), has been appointed president of Labatt's Brewery Ltd. Formerly
he was vice-president and general manager of the company's Quebec operations.
Aged 38, he has been with Labatt's since
Taffara DeGuefe, BCom, has been
named general manager in the head office of the State Bank of Ethiopia. He
has now returned to Addis Ababa after
a period of three years spent with the
Bank's branch in Khartoum, Sudan. His
wife is the former Laurie Paterson,
BA'49, a geographer. Their new address
is P.O. Box 1374, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Doreen M. Cooper, BSA, has been
awarded the Tenby Brooch for outstanding  service  to  the   turkey   industry  in
Great Britain. She has been with the
Houghton Poultry Research Centre in
England since 1952 with the exception
of a few months in 1958-59 when she
returned to Vancouver to do research
work in the department of poultry
science at this University under Professor
J. Biely.
Ian H. Kingwell, BA, has been promoted to bacteriologist IV as head of
the enterics section of the provincial
laboratories  in Vancouver.
Robert A. Pope, BASc, B.C.R.F.,
P.Eng., has re-joined the consulting firm
of C. D. Schultz & Company Limited,
foresters and engineers, of Vancouver.
His previous experience with the company, from 1950 to 1958, included wood
handling studies, forest resource investigations, plant feasibility studies and
property valuations on projects in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and
Timothy Sullivan, BCom, has been
promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant
in the R.C.A.F. He is a supply officer
at Air Materiel Command headquarters,
Rockcliffe, Ontario.
Fit. Lt. Donald S. Wright, BA, who
was commanding officer of the
R.CA.F.'s communications unit in Edmonton, has been transferred to NATO.
He will serve at Allied Air Forces Central
Europe headquarters, Fontainbleau,
France. A veteran of the second World
War, he rejoined the air force in 1952.
In September, 1955, he graduated from
the telecommunications course for officers at Clinton, Ontario, and served at
Whitehorse before going to Edmonton.
Timothy   Hugh  Hollick-Kenyon,   BA,
BSW'53, has been appointed assistant
director of the U.B.C. Alumni Association. He will be responsible for the
branches and divisions programs and for
annual and special events sponsored by
the Association. Before taking up his
new duties on April 1, he was with the
Vancouver Family Court, first as probation officer, then as supervisor. Mrs.
Hollick-Kenyon is the former Ina Josephine Ritchie, BA'53, BSW'54.
W. W. Prince, BCom, has been appointed manager of accounting for the
Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited,
in Prince Rupert.
Clifford J. Anastasiou, BA, MEd'57,
who is attending Claremont Graduate
School in California, has been awarded a
National Science Foundation assistant-
ship at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. His wife is the former Joan Barton,
BA'51, MA'54.
Donald G. Fraser, BA, MD'56, who
interned for the past two years at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, has
taken up residence with his family in
Palmerston, Ontario, where he will
assist Dr. G. A. Vanner in the Palmerston and Gorrie offices. Dr. Fraser,
after graduating, served as medical officer of the first battalion, P.P.C.L.I. in
Victoria for two years, and then joined
the UN emergency force in the Middle
Clifford K. Harris, BA, MSc'54 PhD
(Tor.), received his doctorate in 1959, and
is now on the staff of the Toronto Western Hospital as their biochemist. Dr.
and Mrs. Harris have two children, a
boy, 3, and a girl, 1.
Grant R. McDonald, BASc, has been
appointed interior division engineer with
headquarters at Kamloops, for B.C. Telephone Company.
George W. O'Brien, BA, MBA (Harvard), with a friend formed his first
company in 1955, Spruce Specialties, a
company manufacturing products for the
pulp and paper industry. They now have
business interests in several different
fields, but their most interesting venture
is Vision Manufacturing Company,
which has just moved to a large new
plant in Richmond. Vision manufactures
TV picture tubes for the replacement
market, selling them through wholesale
parts dealers throughout the four western
provinces. All types of television tubes
are made, and they manufacture for
some of the largest firms in the world,
including Dumont. Their first American
subsidiary company, Saturn Electronics,
is to be opened this spring in Tacoma,
Washington. Since Vision was started in
1957 each year's sales have been 100 per
cent greater than the previous year's.
Wilfred E. (Bill) Razzell, BA(Hons),
PhD(Illinois), having spent three years
with Dr. H. G. Khorana's group and
two years with P. C. Trussell, BSA'38, in
the biology division of the B.C. Research Council, has taken over the enzy-
mology section of the Syntex Institute
for Molecular Biology, in Palo Alto,
California. J. G. Moffatt, BA'52, MSc'53,
PhD'56, who was associated with Dr.
Khorana at the same time, is also joining
Syntex in charge of the chemistry section. The new Syntex laboratories, built
and equipped to the specifications of
each section head, began operations in
June, 1961, on studies related to the
chemical basis of heredity.
Margaret Avison, BA, has won this
year's Governor-General's Award for
Poetry, and a prize of $1,000 from the
Canada Coucil, for her first book of
poems, Winter Sun, published by the
University of Toronto Press. Miss Avison has already made a name for
herself through verse published in magazines and in anthologies.
Harold J. Dyck, BA, has been awarded
a $5,000 research assistantship at Stanford LIniversity in California to enable
him to work towards his doctorate of
philosophy. He will work with Dr. H. T.
James, professor of education at Stanford, on a study of school finance sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education.
The Rev. Gordon S. Imai, BA, who
majored in science and biology, was
ordained in the United Church three
years ago and is now the pastor of the
new Japanese United Church in Park
Extension, Montreal. Born a Buddhist
and once planning to specialize in forestry or fisheries, he now ministers to
the spiritual needs of some 150 Japanese and Japanese-Canadians in Montreal.
1 1     U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE J. Kennely McDonald, BSA, MS(Pur-
due), PhD(Oregon State Coll.), a protein
research chemist, has been appointed to
the chemical research department staff
of Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has had wide experience in
bacteriological warfare research with the
Defence Research Board, as a teaching
assistant at Purdue, and as a graduate
research fellow at the Science Research
Institute of Oregon State College.
Richard I. Nelson, BASc, in mechanical engineering, MBA (Harvard), has
been appointed vice-president of Nelson
Bros. Fisheries Ltd. He has been manager of the company's Port Edward plant
for the past four years.
Lloyd M. W. Pisapio, BA, who set up
the probation office in Trail, is now
probation officer for the city of Kelowna.
Kenneth F. Rudd, BCom, has been
appointed manager, group and special
risk division, for Seaboard Assurance
Robert H. Benson, BASc in chemical
engineering, MBA(Western Ont.), is in
New York City as assistant supervisor
of sales for Aluminium Ltd.
Howard N. Rundle, BA, MA'55, PhD
(Sask.), is in Boulder, Colorado, with the
U.S. Bureau of Standards, where a staff
of some 2,000 are employed. He is doing
research and acting as a consultant to the
University of Colorado on the upper
atmosphere. Dr. Rundle's career started
early, with his own weather station at
the age of 10. He graduated from North
Vancouver high school with 98.1 per
cent in mathematics and science. His
PhD thesis subject at the University of
Saskatchewan was very difficult. Before
going to Colorado he spent a year in
Cambridge, England, and some time at
the National Research Council in Paris,
Thomas D. Bingham, BSW, MSW'56
has been appointed deputy superintendent of child welfare in the B.C. department of welfare.
James N. Henning, MD, who has been
clinical fellow in hematology at Jefferson Medical College hospital in Camden,
New Jersey, is taking up his duties as
assistant pathologist for St. Joseph's
hospital in Toronto, Ontario, on July 1.
E. Keith Hutchins, MD, medical
health officer and general practitioner
in Manitouwadge, Ontario, for the last
five years, is now in general practice at
Scarboro Medical Arts, Eglington East,
in Toronto.
G. W. McMahon, BSc(Brandon Coll.),
MSc in physics, has been with the Naval
Research Establishment of the Defence
Research Board since leaving UBC. He
is responsible for acoustic calibration and
test facilities. Mr. McMahon's main
hobby is pistol shooting; he was a member of the Canadian Olympic team in
Mrs. Michael Spedding (Nan M. Lawrence, BA), is resigning her post as corresponding secretary for the Canadian
Universities Society of Great Britain, as
her husband has been posted to Germany.   Mrs. Spedding tells us that Mrs.
R. M. Stretton of 46 Ferry Road, Barnes,
London S.W. 13, will be delighted to
answer any queries on behalf of the
Canadian Universities Society.
Adair John Banerd, BA, is employed
by the department of citizenship and
immigration as a foreign service officer.
In February of this year he was appointed attache for Germany which, next to
the United Kingdom, is the largest overseas office for the department.
DEN, BASc'59, (nee LORNA RYDER, BEd'58), a daughter, Sherrill
Louise, in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
BCom'59, (nee DAPHNE BLACK,
BCom'59), a daughter, Joan Margaret,
February 24, 1961, in Vancouver.
MR. and Mrs. R. JOHN W. BISHOP,
BCom'58, a daughter, Kelly Diane,
March, 1961, in Peterborough, Ontario.
BA'54, LLB'55, (nee MARILYN E.
PIPES, BA'56), a son, Timothy George,
February 5, 1961, in New Westminster.
BA'48, BEd'50, (nee JUNE EVA
WANDEN, BA(Alta.), BSW'46, MSW
'47), a son, Graeme Norman, October
1, 1960, in Burnaby.
DR. and MRS. ALAN D. (HERB) FORWARD, MD'57, a daughter, Patricia
Carman, July 16, 1960, in Vancouver.
MR. and MRS. DONALD S. GALBRAITH, BA'55, MSc'58, a son, Bruce
James, March 16, 1961, in Quebec
City, P.Q.
(nee CATHY MUNRO, BHE'54), a
daughter, Mary Frances, February 8,
1961, in Vancouver.
DR. and MRS. R. W. HOGARTH (nee
daughter, Barbara Sharon, April 8,
1961, in Fort William, Ontario.
HOLLAND, BASc'56, MSc(Stanford),
a son, Fredrick Charles Jr., March 3,
1961, in Somers Point, New Jersey,
BCom'60, LLB'61, a daughter, Shaun
Megan, April 21, 1961, in Vancouver.
KENNEDY, BA'52, LLB'53, a daughter, Jane, February, 1961, in Vancouver.
ANN NELSON, BA'53), a daughter,
Jennifer Ann, February 6, 1961, in
New Westminster.
BCom'58, a daughter, Diane Louise,
November 13, 1960, in Vancouver.
BA'55), a son, Steven Frank, March
15, 1961, in Madison, Wisconsin,
MUIRHEAD, BA'48, DDS, a son,
Gregory John, August 20, 1961, in
BCom'55, a son, John Norman, April
15, 1961, in Berne, Switzerland.
(nee NAN HARDIE, BSA'50), a son,
John Pethybridge Hardie, March 9,
1961, in Vancouver.
BCom'54, a daughter, Lynda Jean,
February 6,  1961, at Ocean Falls.
HUMA, BA'60, R.C.N., a son, Thomas
Allan, March 31, 1961, in Cornwallis,
Nova Scotia.
BA'51), a daughter, Ruth Melody,
December 4,  1960, in Kitimat.
WORTHY, BCom'52), a son, March
6, 1961, in Victoria.
BA'53, BCom'55, (nee BETTY MAE
MATHESON, BHE'56), a daughter,
Patricia Ann, August 26, 1960, in Vancouver.
MR. and MRS. KENNETH J. ROSENBERG, BCom'54, a daughter, Kristine
Margot, March 22, 1961, in Vancouver.
SHAW, LLB'55, (nee DAPHNE HARRIS, BA'53), a daughter, Allison Joan,
April  16,  1961, in Prince  Rupert.
TODD, BA'55, MD'59), a son, Alexander McLean, February 5, 1961, in
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
BCom'52, a son, Mark Newton, February  17,  1961, in Vancouver.
Brian Alderman, BPE'56, MPE'60, to
Dorothy Margaret Sullivan, BA'58, in
Lauterbrunnen,  Switzerland.
ASHDOWN - McLEAN. Bruce Richard
Ashdown, BPE'57, to Patricia Ann
McLean, in Vancouver.
Bruehler, MD'59, to Rita Sosnowsky,
in Chilliwack.
dale Carfrae, BA'56, to Edna Patricia
Sylvia Bertoia, in Rossland.
EFFORD - STANKEY. Robert James
Efford, BA'48, MA, PhD(Stanford),
MD(Wash.), to Betty Ann Stankey, in
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
FANCY - DROUIN. Lieut. Sidney
Ernest Charles Fancy, BA'60,
R.C.H.A., to Lucille Marcelle Drouin,
in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Harold Bruce Hansen, BCom'58, to
Virginia Norsworthy, in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Harvey, BASc'56, to Sheila E. K. Mc-
Cloughry, in Vancouver.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     12 HOFFNER - SLINGER. James Raymond Hoffner to Judith Eden Slinger,
BHE'54, in Vancouver.
JEFFREY - PEERS. David Sinclair Jeffrey, BScF(Aberdeen), MF'60, to Barbara Elizabeth Peers, in Vancouver.
McDonald, BA'56, MBA(Harvard), to
Marguerite Marie Chubaty, in Cambridge. Massachusetts. U.S.A.
PALMER - McMUNN. Rodney Norman
Palmer, BA'57, to Margaret Irene Mc-
Munn, in Vancouver.
REITH-BARTEL. Gunther Reith, BA
'59, to June Anna Bartel, in Vancouver.
SHAW - GARDNER. Duncan Weld
Shaw, BA'55, LLB'56, to Patricia Nan
Gardner, BA(Alta.). BSW'57, in Ayl-
mer, Ontario.
SPRING - GIBSON. Robert Harry
Spring, LLB'60, to Janice Irene Gibson, BEd'59, in Vancouver.
Toochin to Myra Helen Billingsley,
BSc'60, in Vancouver.
Vourvoulias to Diana Warwick Mil-
som, BA'50, in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
WIENS - MOW ATT. Ernest Theodore
Wiens, BA'52, to Mary Elizabeth
(Betty) Mowatt, in Vancouver.
Williams to Gail Arden Geissinger,
BA'60, in Vancouver.
Saul Winston to Joyce Fairchild Rolston, BA'52, BSW'54, MSW'59, in
Hamden, Connecticut. U.S.A.
Professor Frederic Lasserre, head of
the University's school of architecture,
was killed April 6 while mountain climbing in the Lake district of England.
He was 50.
Prof. Lasserre was on a year's leave
of absence to study European architecture on a Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation fellowship. He is
survived by his wife, Ethel; a son,
Montgomery, 17, who was with him at
the time of the accident; and a daughter,
On Saturday, April 15, the University
conducted a memorial observance for
Prof. Lasserre in the War Memorial
Gymnasium. In President MacKenzie's
absence, Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew,
spoke the following tribute:
"We are gathered here together today
to remember and pay tribute to our
friend and colleague Fred Lasserre.
"The news of his death came as a great
shock to all of us. The implications of
his death will take time to become plain
—for he was at the height of his powers
and the future held promise that he
would further develop and enhance the
many contributions he had already made
to the University, the community and the
world of his profession.
"It is always difficult in a time of grief
and shock to appraise and estimate justly
what a friend and close associate represented and represents to us by his life
and works. This is hard always; but there
are certain things that even at this time
we can with assurance record.
"Fred Lasserre's life was illuminated
by a vision of the importance of design
—social no less than aesthetic—in the
life of individual man and of society.
A strong sense of conscience — personal,
professional, and social — drove him —
and through him us—toward the fulfillment of that vision.
"A man of unusual sensitivity, the
claims of vision and conscience made
unremitting demands on his strength, but
he remained unwilling to lessen the demands which either made upon him. He
was, in a very real sense, a dedicated man
and all who knew him, and were associated with him, could not help but be
influenced by—and become, to the extent
that they were able—involved in his sense
of dedication.
"His contributions to this University
and to the larger community were many
and important. He came to the University
as professor of architecture in 1946; with
a distinguished student record in Toronto
and Zurich. He became the founding
director of the school of architecture in
1950. During his time here, the school
has achieved an enviable reputation
among schools of architecture based on
both his own example and achievement
and on the quality of the men and
women associated with him as colleagues
and as students.
"In addition, however, he took a leading, perhaps the leading, part in the
establishment of a department of fine
arts and certainly in the development of
community and regional planning. Both
these developments were part of Fred's
vision leading towards a school of design,
in which a combination of the arts could
the better influence each other, to the
enhancement and enrichment of individual life and urban civilization.
"There is a special irony to the tragedy
we are observing today, in that the building he fought for and planned for, which
is being erected as the first unit of a fine
arts complex of buildings, and which he
saw as the nucleus of a design centre,
should be in the process of construction
at the time of his death. It now remains
for others to carry out a similar or an
equally worthy vision. On behalf of the
University and personally, I would like
to pay tribute to his conception of the
service that higher education, within his
sphere of influence, should render to the
"His own view of the University's role
in the community, in the areas of his
chief concern, can be seen in the community services he performed. He was
an active and influential member of the
professional architectural bodies, provincial and national. He was equally active
in the field of community planning, rural
and urban housing, and civic art.
"As a practising architect, he is remembered at the University particularly for
International House, for the Faculty Club
and University Social Centre and for
the War Memorial Gymnasium, in the
memorial lobby of which we are now
meeting where the  chief feature  is,  by
his  design,  the  windows  which   in  fair
weather look to the high hills.
"As a person, Fred Lasserre looked to
the high hills. He was an idealist, troubled
by the problems of human destiny, possessed of his own vision of what that
destiny should be, and the place of
beauty in it, determined to do all he
could to make the vision a reality,
determined also to communicate to us
his vision; to these ends dedicated."
Ralph Davis, BASc, P.Eng., died in
Shaughnessy Hospital on April 1, 1961.
Mr. Davis was born in Rutland, B.C.,
and graduated from the University as a
civil engineer. After varied engineering
work with mining companies, he joined
the staff of the city engineer's office in
Victoria in 1939. From 1941 to 1945
he was in the aeronautical engineering
branch of the R.C.A.F., and then became assistant water commissioner for
the city of Victoria. In 1949 he was
appointed chief commissioner of the
Greater Victoria water district. He
joined the firm of Stevenson & Kellogg
as staff engineer in 1952, and remained
with that company until 1956, when he
became staff specialist for hydro and
thermal electric power development with
Sandwell International Limited. Later he
was appointed executive assistant, power
division, for the company.
The Rev. Canon Christopher John
Loat, BA, died suddenly of a heart attack on April 16, 1961, in St. Catherines, Ontario. He was rector of St.
Thomas' Anglican church there for the
past 13 years. Born in Vancouver, Canon Loat was the only son of the late
Colonel and Mrs. C. J. Loat. After
graduating from the Anglican Theological College in 1937 he was in charge of
parishes in Vancouver, Guelph, Ontario,
and Ladysmith, B.C., and a combined
parish of Fergus and Elora, Ontario,
before going to St. Catherines. He was
made a canon in 1956 and served as
rural dean of Lincoln and Welland
Deanery from 1956 and 1959. For many
years he was active in the affairs of the
Ontario Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals and the Lincoln
County Humane Society. Canon Loat.
who was 46, leaves his wife and four
children, Christopher, Nancy, Timothy
and Wendy, in St. Catherines, and a sister in Toronto.
Victor J. Pittson, BASc, died March
22, 1961, at the age of 34. He had
been general superintendent at the
Beaverlodge operation of Eldorado Mining and Refining Limited since 1959. A
native of British Columbia, he graduated as a mining engineer. Following
brief periods of employment in a number of Ontario and Manitoba mines, Mr.
Pittson joined the Eldorado company in
1950 and held positions at Port Radium,
the head office in Ottawa and at Beaverlodge. He was promoted from mine
superintendent two years ago. Mr. Pittson is survived by his widow, two children, his mother, Mrs. N. D. Pittson of
Burnaby, and a brother, Alex, of Len-
more, California.
TO    THOSE    WITH    HIGH    LQ.'S
U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE    14 It is frequently claimed that "education" is a "provincial matter". In
our Constitution, the B.N.A. Act, it is
provided that education is within the
jurisdiction of the provinces. At the
recent meeting of attorney generals of
the provinces to consider ways and
means of amending our constitution,
the only positive statement issued
seems to have been that the section
in the B.N.A. Act dealing with education could not be amended without
the consent of all the provinces.
I understand the reasons for this
and I sympathize with these reasons
and motives. Insofar as it has reference to schools and to education at
the school level, 1 feel it is probably a
sound arrangement and I am prepared to approve it. But, ladies and
gentlemen, I suggest that for a few
minutes we forget about "law" and
look at "facts".
Education in its broad and inclusive
sense is concerned with ideas and
concepts and "things of the mind". It
is also part of the training and the
disciplining of the emotions. It is based
on knowledge and understanding and
information. It conditions and shapes
individuals, groups, nations, and the
whole world of men and women of
which we in Canada form a part.
There was, no doubt, a time in history
when communication was, to all intents and purposes, non-existent, in
which it was possible to confine
education and its effects to a limited
geographical area. It is still possible,
through the agencies of language, culture, or an ideology, to restrict the
influence of education and to channel
it in a given and desired direction.
As illustrations: I suspect that the
masses of the Chinese and Russian
people do not know too much about
Canada and Canadians or about the
other countries and peoples of the
West. I am sure that many of the
inhabitants of the Congo are ignorant
of everything beyond their tribal borders. I suspect that many dedicated
communists have closed their "hearts"
and minds to our virtues and their
own defects—and both do exist—and
I am certain that in our democracies,
Canada, the United States, Britain,
and France, there are many ignorant
and emotionally undisciplined people.
Two or three centuries ago, or even
as late as 1900, this restricting and
confining of knowledge may have been
inescapable or even acceptable. But
today, in the kind of world we live in,
it is just not good enough nor can it
be allowed to continue if we are to
survive on this earth. That is why I
have presumed to speak to you seriously and to remind you that regardless of what the lawyers may draft
and decide (and I am one of them),
humanity is on the march, and education in the broad aspects in which I
am using the term is spilling over
boundaries and frontiers everywhere.
The radio, and particularly television, moving pictures and advertising,
newspapers   and   picture   magazines,
and the ideas and information they
convey, are no respectors of persons
or of frontiers or even of languages.
Again, as evidence, I give you the
U.S.S.R., Asia and Africa, all in revolutionary turmoil almost certainly
because of ideas and information that
has poured in over their borders.
Science in particular uses a common
language, and ideas run like wildfires
across the world, regardless of all of
the walls and frontiers that men create.
In the positive and creative areas,
this is good, for if we exchange and
pool our knowledge about space, about
medicine, about physics and chemistry,
and about human nature and human
society, there seem no limits to the
future that lies ahead. Whereas if we
refuse to do this, if we try to retain
the old dividing walls or to build new
ones, then we are certainly in for a
difficult, dangerous, and unhappy
None of this implies or suggests that
I like conformity and uniformity, or
believe that it is inevitable or necessary. To the contrary, I believe most
strongly in variety and difference within a nation and between and among
individuals provided that it is based
upon the freedom of the individual
and upon his access to all the knowledge and information and wisdom
available anywhere and everywhere.
This then is the international or world
For the rest of the time I would
like to put Canada and Canadian edu-
15    U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE cation into this world picture. Obviously, we must, within the limits of
the physically and financially possible,
give all of our citizens the best and
the most education they can benefit
from. If we do not do this, there will
be no place for us in this rapidly
changing world. This means good
schools, good teachers, good newspapers and magazines, good movies,
radio and television and a good system
or systems of adult education.
But we, university alumnae and
alumni, have a special interest in and
concern for university or higher education, and that problem is among
other things, one of expanding enrolments, more buildings and equipment,
more teachers and directors of research, and a great deal more money.
Can I give you one or two statistics.
The first, — between 1940 and 1950,
the college age group in Canada increased by about 25,000. In the decade between 1960 and 1970 ■— our
present decade — it will increase by
500,000. This is the measure of the
numerical difference in our problem.
One other problem. In the period
1940-1950, about 8% of the college
age group were in colleges and universities. It is estimated that some 33%
of this age group have the ability to
benefit from higher education. It is
also stated that in the U.S.S.R., about
19% are given higher education, in
the United States over 20%. In the
latter country, the percentage is rising
and, because of social pressures, may
well go above 40%. Our present
(1960-61) percentage in Canada is
The question I, a university president, ask you and the people and
governments of Canada is, what do
you want us to do? We can, in fact
must, if monies are not forthcoming,
deny higher education to many of our
sons and daughters, and limit our
enrolment rigorously to the "brains",
the "geniuses", and the very high
I.Q.'s. The ordinary folk in that case
won't get in. Or we can spend more
money on higher education. As I have
stated above, education is a provincial
matter, and the governments and legislatures of the provinces must accept
the  basic responsibility  for  it.    This
means, among other things, that they,
the governments and legislatures, must
find much of the money required to
support all education, including our
But, in addition, I suggest that because of the nature of higher education
and of society and the world we live
in, much of the money for our universities should and must come from the
government and parliament of Canada. In my introductory remarks I
made mention of the international
character of education. If that be true,
and I claim that it is, then only our
national authorities can or have the
obligation to cope with it.
Higher education in most of its
aspects has always been and is national
and international in character and
content. Students and teachers have
traditionally wandered about the
world they knew in search of knowledge, experience and information, or
to sit at the feet of great teachers.
This is true of Canada.
We at U.B.C. have students from
every province and most of the countries of the world. Our graduates go
off to all parts of Canada and to all
parts of the world, and what is true
of U.B.C. is true of practically all
Canadian universities. This kind of
thing is not the proper or normal
responsibility of a provincial or municipal government. The future of our
country, Canada, as I have said (as
well as of our provinces) depends
upon research in science and in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and in
medicine, and I would hope in the
area of human relations.
In all of these fields as well as in
defence, our federal government is
presently participating, through the
National Research Council, the Defence Research Board, various departments of government, and through
the Canada Council.
Following the end of World War
II, Canada contributed over $200
millions to assist in the education of
the veterans. Since 1951 she has each
year contributed millions directly to
the universities and colleges on a per
capita, per student basis. This year
this will amount to about $26,000,000
(if Quebec is included). In  addition.
the government of Canada operates
the three defence colleges, is increasing its aid to vocational training and
is administering and paying for its
share of Colombo and Commonwealth
scholarships plans.
I have cited these activities to support my thesis that the federal government over many years has been,
is, and must continue to be in the
business of higher education in its
broad and varied and appropriate
aspects, in an important way. There
is nothing wrong or illegal about this.
In fact, it is good and desirable, provided always the federal government
and parliament, or any other government, do not attempt to control the
universities and higher education.
Some measure of influence is, of
course, inevitable if money is made
available for specific purposes or even
for general fields like "science" but
that is true of any money given by
private citizens, corporations, foundations or religious denominations.
The direct per capita grants given
by the government of Canada to the
universities have been free and without "strings". The only influence they
have had is to improve the quality
of the work done, to change the emphasis as between science and the
humanities, and probably to encourage
the creation of new institutions.
It is argued, I know, that through a
redistribution of the taxing powers
the provinces could look after all the
needs of education, including higher
education within the respective provinces. In theory this is so. In practice
because much of the work done by
universities is not the concern of the
provinces, I do not believe the provinces would give their universities
enough or uncontrolled support. Highways, rather than Colombo plans, are
the proper and understandable interest and concern of the provinces.
It is because of reasons like these
that I claim and continue to claim
that, if Canada is to provide for the
educational needs of its people and
to maintain its place in a changing
world, the government of Canada
and the governments of the provinces
will have to give more money to the
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     16 CHARLES DEANS, a graduate of U.B.C. and a
prominent professional
engineer in Vancouver, was
paralyzed from the neck down
in a skiing accident four years
ago. Since then Charles Deans
has learned to paint by holding
a brush in his mouth (above).
How has he done it? Turn the
page to read his story and see a
selection of the pictures he has
painted. By Professor Alexander Hrennikoff
Charles Warbrick Deans was born in Summerland,
B.C., and educated in the Collegiate School, Victoria, B.C.
He attended Victoria College for one year, then came to
U.B.C. where he graduated in 1930 with the degree of
bachelor of applied science in civil engineering with first
class honours.
For a year he worked as a junior engineer at the
Western Bridge Company in Vancouver, then decided to
proceed further with his education. He was awarded a
scholarship to attend Ames College of the Agricultural
and Mechanical Arts in Iowa where, after two years of
study and teaching, he received the degree of master of
applied science in structural engineering.
Well qualified in the theory of structural design, Charlie
returned to the Western Bridge Company where he soon
became one of the key men. At the time of the second
World War he held the position of chief estimator, which
was soon followed by an advancement to the rank of
chief engineer. In this capacity he was responsible for
much of the engineering work on numerous Liberty ships
and tankers built in Vancouver during the war. In the
great civilian expansion of the post-war period he worked
on the construction of bridges, buildings, transmission
towers, tanks, pipes, boilers and other types of steel
construction. The Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge, the Nelson
Bridge and the Burrard Building in Vancouver may be
singled out as particularly monumental examples of
Charlie's engineering skill. As his experience widened,
his advice was sought, not only by his colleagues in the
company, but also by many Vancouver engineers and
contractors. By generously sharing the fruits of his experience with others, Charlie made many friends.
Charlie had always enjoyed outdoor exercise. This
led him to take up skiing when he was no longer a young
man. His enthusiasm for the newly-acquired sport was
so great that several bad spills and a broken leg did not
deter him.
Professor Alexander Hrennikoff is a member of the
department of civil engineering in the Faculty of
Applied Science and a long-time friend of Charles
Deans, the subject of the article on these pages.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     18 On Saturday afternoon, February 9, 1957, Charlie
went, as usual, to ski on Seymour Mountain—accompanied by his son Dennis. The metal skis he was using
were new and he was not accustomed to them. He hurried
to catch up to Dennis, who had already started. As he
went down a steep decline, he hit a snag and fell, landing
on his neck. The force of the blow was so great that two
vertebrae were crushed and his spinal cord almost sheared
off. When his son and other skiers found him he was
unable to move but still conscious. After considerable
delay and difficulty, he was taken to Vancouver General
Hospital. The accident resulted in paralysis from his neck
down, leaving only his head moving voluntarily. Even his
breathing was impeded. His general condition was so grave
that an operation was deemed inadvisable.
Charlie and his family were now faced with a terrifying experience. It would have crushed a lesser man. As
time passed and the shock of the injuries slowly wore off,
there dawned upon him the realization that this condition
was permanent. Who, under such circumstances, would
not succumb to deep depression? Charlie, too, had his
dark moments, but he was not overwhelmed by them.
Even as he lay, flat on his back and helpless except for
the movement of his head, he did not lose hope but met
the challenge with courage. His mind was as clear and
sharp as ever—and his power of speech remained intact.
He enjoyed conversing with friends who visited him and
exchanging jokes with the nurses.
Charlie had always been religious and in religion he
found the support to stand his trial. He was also strongly
comforted by his wife, Phyllis, and his two sons, Terry and
Dennis, now aged twenty-four and twenty. For nearly
four years Phyllis has visited the hospital every day and
some days more than once.
Most of the time Charlie lies in bed. Normally he is
on his back but every two hours he is turned slightly,
first to one side, then to the other, to prevent bed sores.
Once a day, for an hour or two, Phyllis takes him around
in a wheel chair in the building, and in summer they go
out into the grounds. He usually wears prismatic glasses
which allow him to see horizontally while his eyes point
vertically. He reads magazines and books which are placed
before him in a special frame over his bed. The pages must
be turned by someone else as his automatic page-turner,
which is actuated by the movement of his mouth, is not
The Association of Professional Engineers of British
Columbia retains Charlie as one of its examiners, and
in this capacity he reads theses on structural subjects
written by candidates for membership in the Association.
Thus, his wide engineering experience is put to good use.
More than a year ago Charlie discovered a new interest
to occupy his time and keep up his spirits. He had always
been gifted in many ways and art was one ability which
had lain dormant for years. He determined to develop this
talent in spite of his terrible handicap.
With the help of therapists at the Vancouver General
Hospital he has developed a remarkable ability to paint
watercolour pictures. He paints while seated in a wheel
chair. A sheet of heavy paper, some eight by twelve inches,
is taped to an easel in front of him at the level of his
face. A pallette with cakes of paint and a glass of water
stand on the shelf of the easel.
Charlie holds the brush in his mouth obliquely between
his front and back teeth to obtain a firmer grip. He then
dips the brush in the water, touches the desired colour, and
applies it to the paper. He does not mix colours and to
obtain effects of tone he goes over the painted area a
second or third time.
Most of his paintings are landscapes copied from postcards and pictures in magazine advertisements. He also
paints animals and cartoons. He does not copy slavishly
but modifies and often simplifies the details and colours
of the original. It is astounding to see some of Charlie's
later pictures; they would do credit to a professional artist.
Friends have offered to buy his paintings, but Charlie
prefers to keep them. His control of the brush is little
short of miraculous, as though the full power of his intellect
was concentrated in the one remaining area of voluntary
movement, resulting in a delicate, precise touch.
Charlie's many friends follow him closely. They feel
that his pictures should be exhibited to the public; and
they wish Charlie to continue developing his artistic
ability, not only for his own satisfaction but also as an
example to others of what can be done by the purposeful
determination of an individual to re-enact, as it were,
another "Sunrise at Campobello".
19    U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE This family in B.C.'s interior
depends on the extension
department for various services.
For conferences the extension department uses off-campus
centres such as Rockwoods, shown above, the five-and-a-half acre
estate given to U.B.C. by Major-General and Mrs. Victor Odium.
By Gordon Selman
This year the extension department
of the University is celebrating its
twenty-fifth anniversary. The board
of governors created the department
and appointed its first director, Mr.
Robert England, on April 27, 1936.
The new department began its activities in September of that year.
The story of the University's extension and adult education program
since 1936 has been one of steady
growth and expansion of activities.
Under its three directors, Mr. England (1936-37), Dr. Gordon Shrum
(1937-53) and Dr. John Friesen (1953-)
the department has grown in both
personnel and scope of activities. Its
work has carried the influence and
resources of the University to all parts
of the province.
But the University's extension activities did not by any means begin in
1936. Many hundreds of veterans of
the first World War received short
term vocational training at the university from 1918 to 1921. The
Faculty of Agriculture maintained an
ambitious extension program from the
very early years through the   1920's,
Gordon Selman is associate director
of U.B.C.'s extension department.
until lack of funds forced its discontinuation. Under the University extension committee, founded in 1918,
hundreds of lectures by University
faculty were arranged each year for
organizations throughout the province.
But the severe financial restrictions
which the University faced in the early
1930's brought almost all extension
work to an end.
An opportunity for a fresh start
came in the mid-thirties when the
University received a sizeable grant
from the Carnegie Corporation. It
was decided that the majority of the
money would be devoted to reviving
extension work and on the basis of a
survey of the needs of the province
in the field of adult education (conducted by Dr. O. J. Todd, Dean F. M.
Clement and Dr. H. V. Warren) a
remarkable experiment was launched.
This "emergency program" which was
conducted in the academic year 1935-
36 and involved the presentation of
893 lectures by faculty members to
an estimated 70,620 persons throughout the province, is probably without
parallel anywhere and a fascinating
story in itself.
It was at the conclusion of this experiment and in order to give permanence to the work begun under the
Carnegie grant that the board of
governors created the extension department. As a result of the resourcefulness and skill of the directors and
staff of the department, the great demand in the province for adult education and the continuing support of the
University administration, the staff of
the department has grown rapidly and
its program even more so during the
intervening quarter century.
During the early years, particular
emphasis was placed on "field services". A team of staff members
toured the province putting on week-
long rural leadership schools. Fishermen were advised in their home communities by extension field men about
the organization of co-operatives.
Courses in drama, parent education
and home economics were made available widely in all parts of the province.
Hundreds of study groups throughout
the province were organized and supplied with study guides, films, books
and pamphlets. The subjects ranged
from modern music and child psychology to current affairs and play
Over the years, however, as the
needs of the province have changed
and as other agencies have grown up
Dr. John Friesen has been the
energetic head of the extension
department since 1953.
Like many U.B.C. departments extension occupies wooden
army huts brought to the campus after World War II.
Plans exist for a new building to house the department.
to meet some of these needs, the
character of the extension program
has changed too. For instance, as
government and private organizations
have provided more and more basic
field services to the fishermen, extension has moved into the field of technical education and provides, amongst
other things, a unique three-week
residential course for sea-going fishermen from all sections of the coast,
held at the University each spring.
Now that local night schools and
government provide more information
in the field of agriculture, the extension department concentrates more on
the professional and other leadership
groups in that field.
Whereas at one time in many areas
of its program extension was the only
agency offering educational and informational services, today it is but
one of many. What is extension's
special task? Its place in adult education is perhaps comparable to the
place of the University as a whole in
education generally. Its role is to
provide higher adult education. It
should—and does—do the experimental work, deal with the difficult
and complex subjects, seek to master
adult education as a field of knowledge, work with leaders and use its
influence to bring about co-ordination
of and co-operation amongst other
agencies. It is a channel through which
the resources of the University are
made available to adults in B.C. who
wish to continue their education. It
can assist them to use University and
other resources in the best possible
way to serve their educational needs.
Today's extension program might be
considered under three main headings.
The first of these is vocational and
would include such programs as a conference for stockmen, the residential
course for fishermen, a refresher
course for lawyers, credit courses for
teachers, an evening class for purchasing agents, seminars for broadcasters, a correspondence course for
pre-school supervisors and many more.
The second heading is social education, or education for life in our
democratic society. This would include a weekend seminar on the
United Nations, a "living room learning" course on world politics, an evening class on philosophy, history or
literature, broadcasts on municipal
government, a conference on parent-
child relationships or a workshop on
working effectively in organizations.
The third heading is cultural education and would include the Summer
School of the Arts, short courses in
many communities in drama, painting
or ceramics and evening classes in
music, sculpture or creative writing.
To these examples should be added
the libraries of books, records, films
and filmstrips, the speakers bureau
and other services which cut across
and supplement all subject matter
Each year many thousands of British Columbians take substantial courses
of study from the extension department. (This year the figure will be
approximately 15,000). A much
larger number borrow books, pamphlets, records and films and solicit information by letter. Approximately
100,000 people in B.C. will hear lectures by University speakers off the
campus this year, apart of course,
from extension courses for credit towards a degree.
The boundaries of the extension
department's campus are the boundaries of the province of British Columbia. Its task is, through adult education to assist people to do a better job,
to do a job better and to live a richer
and more effective life. Its first
twenty-five years have been ones of
expanding, imaginative and effective
service to our province.
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE American painter Ulf- Former National Gal- Olivier Strebelle, who Hans-Karl    Piltz,    of Toronto's Robert Gill
ert   Wilke,   currently lery   curator,   Alan will  teach  sculpture,  U.B.C.'s music school, is returning as guest
studying in Rome,will Jarvis,   will   conduct is shown peering over will   direct   a    band instructor in Summer
teach budding artists noon hour interviews one of his own works workshop for students School of the Theatre
Campus Prepares for Varied Summer Session
U.B.C. swings into one of its most
varied and exciting programs July 3
—the opening date of the 42nd annual
Summer Session and the 24th annual
Summer School of the Arts. Pre-
registration figures already indicate
that enrolment will exceed last year's
total of 4,300.
During a seven-week Summer Session director Dr. K. F. Argue will
administer the 189 courses offered by
four faculties and 29 departments.
Approximately 80 visiting instructors
from Canada, the U.S. and Europe
will augment the regular U.B.C. staff
of 150. The wide selection of courses
available includes physical chemistry,
ancient history, French and Russian
literature, business finance, choral
music, design fundamentals, contemporary philosophy, atomic and nuclear physics and numerous educational courses.
The summer schools of theatre,
music, dance and arts and crafts will
be headed by guest instructors Robert
Gill, director of Hart House Theatre,
Toronto; Hans Beer, associate director
of opera, University of Southern California, Jean Erdman, American dancer
and choreographer, and Olivier Strebelle. distinguished European sculptor.
Dorothy Somerset, director of the
summer school of theatre, is already
making plans for the major drama
production, Howard Richardson's fantasy, "Dark of the Moon", which will
be directed by Mr. Gill. In addition
to regular classes devoted to acting,
speech, directing, scene design, stage
crafts, theatre history and children's
theatre, there will be a series of studio
performances. The school of theatre
continues from July 3 to August 19.
Assisting guest director Mr. Beer
during the six-week opera program
from July 3 to August 12 will be
French Tickner, stage director of the
Opera Theatre at the University of
Southern California. At least one full-
scale opera will be performed during
this period.
A high school band and orchestra
workshop from July 3 to July 22 has
been arranged for students from 13
to 18 years of age. The program—
an expansion of previous summer
music camps held at UBC—will be
directed by Hans-Karl Piltz, U.B.C.
department of music. Three public
performances will be given by the
concert band and orchestra, and recitals by brass, wood-wind and string
Courses in dance techniques, the
art of movement, music, design and
dance composition will be featured
during the summer school of dance
from July 3 to August 11. A recital,
by director Miss Erdman, will be held
at the University auditorium on July
21, while a dance program composed
and performed by the students will
climax the workshop sessions.
Guest directors of the summer
school of arts and crafts, July 3 to
August 12, include such distinguished
men as Mr. Strebelle, Ulfert Wilke, the
noted American painter who is currently working in Rome on a Guggen
heim Fellowship; John Reeve, who has
recently returned to Canada after four
years in England where he studied
pottery with Bernard Leach and
Michael Cardew; and Don Jarvis, well-
known local painter and recipient of
a  1961   Canada Council Scholarship.
A special event, marking the extension department's 25th anniversary,
will be a week-long conference, "Arts
in the Community" from July 31 to
August 5. A group of noted leaders
in adult education from Canada and
the U.S.—and cultural attaches from
Ottawa—will be among the guests
The summer school on public affairs will offer its third annual program on major issues facing the Canadian people; the summer school of
communications program will include
a seminar on communications, speech
for broadcasting and film production,
while lecture series in the fine arts
and on public affairs will be held on
Thursday and Tuesday evenings during July. The popular noon-hour lecture interviews presented in conjunction with the Vancouver International
Festival, will be conducted by art
authority Alan Jarvis.
A cooperative course given by the
summer school of the arts and the
Faculty of Education will be creative
art for children which will run from
July 3 to August 10. Artist John
Dobereiner will teach two sections of
youngsters aged six to nine and ten
to thirteen.
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This May, with its eighth issue, the
University of British Columbia's quarterly, Canadian Literature, which was
founded in 1959, completes its second
year of publication. The infant mortality
among literary magazines is high indeed,
but those which survive the first critical
months usually do so because the standards they establish attract both readers
and writers. When Canadian Literature
was first planned, many people were
doubtful of its restricted scope. It was
regarded as premature to publish a periodical devoted to writing in Canada;
it was suggested that few people would
be interested, and that in any case the
field did not offer enough material to
keep a magazine going for more than a
few issues.
We disagreed, and Canadian Literature
has survived and, in its own way, flourished. In two years it has built up a
subscription list which bears comparison
with those of such established Canadian
learned and literary journals as The
University of Toronto Quarterly and
Tamarack. And in its first eight issues—
of which the most recent is a special
number devoted to the writings of
Malcolm Lowry — the work of a hundred different writers has appeared. The
list has included not only Canadian
critics of high standing, such as Milton
Wilson, Paul West and Hugo McPherson,
but also a gratifying number of writers
whose repute lies in other fields. Among
these are poets like James Reaney, A. J.
M. Smith, Earle Birney, Louis Dudek,
Wilfred Watson and Eli Mandel, novelists like Hugh MacLennan, Ethel Wilson,
Roderick Haig-Brown and Norman Lev-
ine, journalists like Pierre Berton and
historians like Margaret Ormsby. In the
beginning we announced our intention
of producing a magazine which would
be neither exclusively academic nor the
special preserve of professional critics,
and I think the names of these writers
and the liveliness of their contributions
the first two years
George Woodcock, editor of "Canadian
Literature", reviews the first two years
of the magazine's history and tells of
plans for the future.
to Canadian Literature have shown that
a critical review need be neither narrow
nor impenetrable to the general reader
who is interested in the literature of our
Quite apart from its featured articles
on a wide variety of literary subjects,
Canadian Literature has set itself from
the beginning a number of specific tasks.
In its review columns, which seek to
discuss every book of significance published in this country, it has provided
the only adequate quarterly survey of
Canadian books, and in its two winter
issues it has produced the first exhaustive annual bibliographies of Canadian
books and literary articles, in both the
English and the French languages. It is
hoped in the near future to supplement
this function by the publication of five-
yearly Canadian bibliographies in volume
form, and also to make the annual bibliographies available as separate pamphlets.
Two of our other aims on starting
publication were to present a fair proportion of material on French Canadian
writing, and to encourage the discussion
of Canadian literature by foreign critics.
We have made a fair start towards fulfilling both of these aims. All our issues
have been at least partly bilingual, and
they have contained general essays on
French Canadian writing as well as
studies of specific authors such as Gab-
rielle Roy, Gratien Gelinas and Saint-
Denys Garneau, while our contributors
have included some of the best Canadian
critics writing in French, such as Gilles
Marcotte, Jean-Guy Pilon and Gerard
Bessette. At the same time, we have been
pleased to print in our columns the
opinions of such English writers as Peter
Quennell and Roy Fuller, such American
writers as Dwight Macdonald, Conrad
Aiken and Robert B. Heilman, and such
French critics as Max-Pol Fouchet. In
both these fields we plan to broaden
our presentations in the future.
But   no   literary   magazine   fulfils   its
function adequately if it relies entirely
on writers of established reputations. By
now we are beginning to receive a
gratifying proportion of publishable
articles "out of the blue", and many of
our contributors are relative newcomers
to the world of letters. Some of their
work has, in my opinion, been very
distinguished, and I would particularly
mention Warren Tallman's masterly
study of Canadian fiction, Wolf in the
I would like to end this note on the
progress of two years with a reference
to the current issue of Canadian Literature (No. 8). which, apart from the usual
reviews and literary chronicles, is devoted
to Malcolm Lowry, the novelist and
poet, who lived for many years at Dollar-
ton, close to Vancouver. In preparing
this issue I have had great assistance
from Earle Birney, who, as one of
Lowry's literary executors, is now editing the great mass of manuscripts by
that author which has been acquired by
the University of British Columbia
Library. Canadian Literature No. 8 contains nine hitherto unpublished poems
and two very interesting letters, largely
on literary problems, by Malcolm Lowry;
it also contains articles on Lowry by
Robert Heilman, Conrad Aiken, Downie
Kirk, Max-Pol Fouchet, Earle Birney
and myself, as well as the first part of
an exhaustive and lengthy Lowry bibliography which Dr. Birney has prepared
with the assistance of Mrs. Lowry. The
publication of the bibliography will be
completed in Canadian Literature No. 9.
The Lowry issue will be the first of
a series of special numbers dealing with
specific authors or fields of writing
which, now that Canadian Literature is
firmly established, we intend to publish
from time to time, so as to vary our
present extensive approach to Canadian
writing by occasional excursions into
more intensive studies.
In the winter of 1957 the 300 Hungarians shown
in the group photograph on the opposite page gathered
on the steps of the U.B.C. physics building to have
their picture taken. The group comprised 196 students,
29 professors and their wives and families who had
fled from their native land a few months earlier in
the wake of Russian tanks sent to crush the Hungarian
revolt of 1956. In September of 1957 the faculty
and students of the Sopron division of the Faculty
of Forestry began a new life at U.B.C. under many
difficulties, not the least being the language barrier.
Over the years they have adjusted to these difficulties
and today 85 per cent of the original class have
graduated with U.B.C. degrees and have found jobs
in the forest industry and allied professions. While
at U.B.C. the Sopron students annually commemorated
the revolution of October, 1956, by marching to the
War Memorial Gymnasium and placing a wreath in
the memorial lobby in memory of their fallen comrades. They are shown doing this in the picture at
the top of this page. Life in Canada also had its
lighter moments for the exiles. In 1958 the Animal
Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, sent a
mascot—a pure-bred Komondor sheepdog, a breed
used by Hungarian shepherds to protect their flocks.
In the picture at left two Sopron students and a
professor are shown greeting the dog at Vancouver
International airport.
I.C  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    24 'We shall remember the good
that has come out of adversity'
On May 25 the final chapter of
a modern exodus was written at
the University of British Columbia
when the last 23 Hungarian students of the Sopron division of the
Faculty of Forestry knelt before the
chancellor to receive their degrees.
On April 24 the exiled students
presented a plaque to the University
commemorating their stay at U.B.C.
(See picture on cover.) The plaque
hangs in International House and
shows a pair of hands linked in
friendship with a simple inscription
reading "U.B.C. Adopted Sopron,
1956-1961". The remarks which
follow are those of Dean Geoffrey
C. Andrew, U.B.C.'s deputy president, who spoke at the ceremony
when the plaque was presented to
the  University.
Universities are among the rare
human institutions which set aside
national boundaries to engage in
the free exchange of men and ideas.
We who work and teach at the
University of British Columbia will
always be particularly proud of the
fact that it was our privilege to
receive, assist and support the faculty and students of the forestry
school at Hungary's Sopron University.
May I for a moment recall some
of the events which led to the transfer of Sopron to our own campus—
a unique event, I think, in the history of universities.
The University of Sopron has a
proud and dignified tradition, dating back more than 150 years, and
specializing in forestry, geology,
mining and geodetics. The courage
of Sopron University students had
already been established when, in
1848, they fought with the Hungarian patriot, Louis Kossuth, in
the Hungarian War of Independence. In October, 1956, the faculty
and students of the University were
again called upon to display their
courage and determination, for in
that month the Russian armed
forces moved into Hungary and the
University fell under Russian control.
After a series of acts against the
aggressor, in November some 300
members of the University fled into
Austria. Dr. George Allen, dean of
the Faculty of Forestry here, and
Mr. Fred McNeill, public relations
officer for the Powell River Company, flew to Vienna at the invitation of the then minister of citizenship and immigration, the Honourable Jack Pickersgill. After appropriate consultation, it was decided
to invite the entire group to come
to Canada, this with the assistance
of the Honourable James Sinclair
who was then minister of fisheries.
Mr. H. S. Foley and Mr. M. J.
Foley of the Powell River Company agreed to accommodate the
faculty and students of Sopron division in a construction camp at
Powell River. They spent the spring
and summer in the camp and came
to this campus for the academic year
Those were not easy days for
our Hungarian colleagues. Having
left a beloved homeland and nearly
everything they possessed in the
world behind them, they were now
committed to making a new life for
themselves in a strange land. There
were many problems and many
difficulties to be faced and resolved.
To begin with, they had to undertake the fairly lengthy process of
learning a language that was foreign
to them and, at the same time, they
had to adapt to a new social and
cultural atmosphere. Financial difficulties confronted them at every
turn, but we at the University did
whatever was within our power to
relieve their plight.
Dean Allen and his colleagues
were tireless in their efforts on behalf
of Sopron and they, together with
other generous colleagues at the
University, worked long hours to
make the buildings and facilities
available so that teaching could go
on without interruption. It would be
difficult for me to mention by name
all those colleagues who gave of
their time and energies in making
this venture a successful one. So
many people co-operated, so many
people rallied to meet the challenge.
Since that day, nearly five years
ago, 139 Sopron students from the
original 196 have graduated, and
at our coming Spring Congregation
another 23 will receive their degrees. This I consider a remarkable
achievement and one of which we
are all justly proud.
The plaque we are dedicating
today is the gift of Sopron division
to that University which was in a
very real sense their alma mater.
It symbolizes the understanding, the
friendship and the goodwill which
has characterized the relationships
between Sopron and U.B.C. since
our Hungarian friends first came
here. Our association with Sopron
we shall always cherish and we
shall remember the good that has
come out of adversity ....
Three University of British Columbia
deans were among the seven persons
receiving honorary degrees at U.B.C.'s
spring congregation ceremonies May 25
and 26.
Faculty members honoured were
Dean Gordon Shrum, head of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the department of physics; Dean S. N. F. Chant,
dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
and head of the department of psychology, and Dean Earle D. MacPhee, former
head of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration and now assistant to President N. A. M. MacKenzie
in charge of finance and administration.
Honorary degrees were also conferred on Mr. George C. Miller, former
mayor of Vancouver; Mr. Paul Cooper,
Vancouver business man and former
general chairman of the U.B.C. development fund; Mr. J. Lome Gray, president
of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., and
Sir Oliver Franks, chairman of Lloyd's
Bank of Great Britain and former British
Ambassador to Washington.
The degree of doctor of science
(D.Sc.) was conferred on Dean Shrum,
Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Gray. All others
received the degree of doctor of laws
(LL.D.). Congregation addresses were
given by Dean Shrum on May 25 and
by Sir Oliver Franks on May 26.
Two distinguished persons received
honorary degrees from the University of
British Columbia May 29 when Victoria
College held its first congregation ceremony for the conferring of academic
Honorary doctor of laws (LL.D.) degrees were conferred on Dr. Charles
Armstrong, a U.B.C. graduate and alumnus of Victoria College and now president of the University of Nevada, and
Mrs. Rosalind W. Young, teacher of the
first class of seven persons at Victoria
College and widow of Henry Esson
Young, one of the founders of U.B.C.
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president of
U.B.C, said the congregation at Victoria
College was a significant occasion in the
history of higher education in B.C.
"U.B.C. is glad to have fostered the
growth of Victoria College from a two-
year to a four-year College and to know
that it has the wholehearted support of
the citizens of Victoria," he said.
University of B.C. degrees in arts,
science, and education were conferred
at the ceremony.
U.B.C. has announced plans to recruit
graduating students to go to the African
state of Ghana for 18 months as school
President MacKenzie has named a
committee on Canadian overseas student
service chaired by Dr. Cyril Belshaw,
professor of anthropology and director
of the regional training center for United
Nations fellows at U.B.C, to administer
the project.
At the same time an appeal has been
made to students in the 1961 graduating
class to offer their services for the project. Arts, science and agriculture graduates are needed as teachers in primary
and secondary schools in Ghana. Students must agree to a service period of
18 months and salaries will range from
800 to 1000 pounds depending on ability
and experience. Teacher training is desirable but not necessary.
The government of Ghana has agreed
to pay transportation costs return for
those students who sign up for the project. Applications for this year were to
be submitted before the end of April to
John Haar, director of International
House, who was named secretary of the
This U.B.C. scheme for volunteer
service, with others initiated by Laval
University and the University of Toronto,
were reviewed at a meeting in Ottawa in
March, under the auspices of the Cana
dian National Commission for Unesco.
The meeting established a preparatory
committee for Canadian overseas service
to draft a constitution for a national coordinating agency and to develop a national scheme, and agreed to convene a
national conference in June of all interested agencies and groups.
A 37-foot Kwakiutl Indian totem pole
is being carved at Thunderbird Park,
Victoria, as a goodwill gesture from
Canada to Mexico. The pole was com-
misioned on behalf of the federal government by the Hon. Howard Green, minister for external affairs. The University
of British Columbia, through its department of anthropology, is administering
the project.
The provincial museum in Victoria
has made available the facilities of its
Totem pole restoration program in Thunderbird Park for the actual carving of
the pole which has been designed by the
famed 79-year-old Kwakiutl artist Mungo
The pole, which will be completed in
mid-April, will be sVi feet in diameter
and will depict four main figures from
top to bottom: the Thunderbird, sea
otter, double-headed serpent and cedar
Mr. Martin, who has been chief carver
for the Thunderbird Park program since
its inception in 1952, is being assisted by
two Kwakiutl carvers, Henry Hunt, 38,
and his son Eugene, 18. Mr. Martin was
the creator of the 100-foot Centennial
Totem pole which was sent to England
in 1958 as a gift to Her Majesty Queen
The four main figures depicted on the
present pole are the crests of clans of
four Kwakiutl Indian tribes to which
Mungo Martin can trace a hereditary
relationship. Along with each crest goes
an appropriate tradition explaining its
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    26 David George Alexander of Nanaimo
topped the 33 graduates in Victoria College's first graduating class with an
average of 89.8 per cent. He has been
awarded a $1,500 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship for post-graduate study
in history at the University of Washington. Runner-up was Brian G. Carr-Harris
of Victoria.
Dr. Cyril Belshaw, associate professor
of anthropology at the University of
British Columbia, has been appointed
director of the Regional Training Center
for United Nations fellows at UBC,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
Dr. Belshaw has been appointed director by the United Nations and released
from duties in the anthropology department to assume the directorship of the
Center. He succeeds Dr. Albert Lepawsky, who has returned to the University
of California in Berkeley where he is
professor of political science. He will
continue to act as a consultant to the UN
and to the Center which was established
at UBC in June, 1959.
The Center receives personnel from
developing countries who have been
awarded UN fellowships to study various phases of economic development, social welfare, and public administration in
western Canada and the United States.
A detailed analysis of the fellow's
training needs is made when he arrives
at UBC. Besides studying at the Center,
fellows receive their training in governmental agencies, commercial firms, and
Since it was established, fellows from
Burma, Japan, Israel, Mexico, Sudan,
Thailand, India, Greece, Liberia, Korea,
the United Arab Republic, and the Republic of China have passed through the
Center to study public finance, customs,
personnel and judicial administration,
mineral economics and ore dressing.
The Center also acts as a recruitment
center for the UN's technical assistance
program and supervises the activities of
Colombo Plan fellows and trainees working in the Center's area.
Some of the heads of the 1961 graduating class are shown in the panel above.
They are, top row, left to right, Henning Andersen, BA, Vancouver, Governor-
General's Gold Medal; David Bertram Wales, BSc, Vancouver, University Medal;
Margaret Ruth Leroux, BSA, Vancouver, Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal;
Ernest George Neudorf, BASc, Abbotsford, Association of Professional Engineers Gold Medal. Second row, left to right, Harold Douglas Butterworth, BCom,
Oyama, Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and Prize; Anne Margaret Noel Givins. LLB.
Prince George, Law Society Gold Medal and Prize; Sydney John Peerless. MD,
Vancouver, Hamber Gold Medal and Prize; John Allert, BSP, Horner Gold
Medal. Third row, left to right, Sheila Gorvin Clark, BPE, Victoria, School of
Physical Education and Recreation Prize; Ronald W. Haigh, BSF, North Vancouver, H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry, and Canadian Institute of Forestry
Medal (best all-round record in Forestry, BASc or BSF course); Laszlo Safranyik,
BSF, Vancouver, Special Prize, Sopron division; Wendy Jane MacRae Patterson,
BHE, West Vancouver, Special Prize, School of Home Economics. Fourth row,
left to right, Bruno Basil Freschi, BArch, Vancouver, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal; Mary Ruth Diewert, BEd, Vancouver, Dr. Maxwell A.
Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize; elementary field; William Herbert New,
BEd, Vancouver, Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize, secondary field; Derek Graham Baker, BA'59, BSW'60, MSW, Moe and Leah Chetkow
Memorial Prize. Not shown is Marjorie Donalda Martin, BA'60, BSW, Laura
Holland Scholarship.
About a third of all students attending the University of British Columbia
last year received some measure of financial assistance according to figures released by the University of British Columbia's board of governors.
During the 1959-60 session 5786
awards totalling $1,337,738.09 were made
as compared to 3381 awards for a total
of $867,399.70 during the previous year.
Dean Walter Gage, chairman of the
U.B.C. awards committee, said the number of awards made does not represent
the number of individuals assisted since
some students receive more than one
award. About half of the 1959-60 total
was in loans which will be repaid.
During the 1959-60 session students
received awards from six principal
sources. 1. University special bursaries
and named bursaries—1052 awards for a
total of $159,122.50. 2. Fellowships,
scholarships, and prizes—834 awards for
a total of $251,419.59. Awards in this
category were made to students with outstanding records and high academic
standing. 3. Loan funds—901 awards for
a total of $266,338. Students are required to repay these loans either at the
end of the term or following graduation.
4. Money from the student aid loan fund
was distributed to 841 students for a
total of $396,420. The University was
authorized by the provincial government
to borrow up to $2 million to provide
for student aid under this scheme. 5.
Government of B.C. scholarships for
first and second class students were
awarded to 1540 persons for a total of
$202,788. 6. Government of B.C. bursaries to deserving students were awarded
to 528 individuals for a total of $61,650.
A second set of figures released by
the board shows that endowment funds
for scholarships, bursaries, prizes, and
loans have more than doubled during the
period from 1955 to 1960. In 1955 the
total amount invested for awards was
$700,467.03. In 1960 the amount invested was $1,508,310.17—an increase of
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U.B.C. and Vancouver radio station
CKWX have received an award from
the American magazine TV Radio Mirror
for the "most original radio program in
Canada in 1960."
The award is for the radio series
"Sounds of the City", which is broadcast
at 9 p.m. Sunday by CKWX. The station
has made two annual grants totalling
$12,000 to the communications division
of the U.B.C. extension department,
which produces the series. The Leon and
Thea Koerner Foundation has also made
grants totalling $1,750 to aid production
of the programs.
The series, which began in November,
1959, deals with the cultural, social, and
political aspects of life in Vancouver.
Titles of some past programs are "The
city's past", "High society", "This business of charity", and "Songs of the city".
The series is produced by Bill Ballen-
tine, a U.B.C. graduate and past president of the U.B.C. radio society. A joint
committee from the U.B.C. extension
department and CKWX plans the series.
In its citation TV Radio Mirror says:
"To the people whose co-operative work
put this continuing series together the
editors extend high praise — since the
show represents an amalgam of professional and educational talents to produce
a startlingly low-cost series of shows of
special local flavour."
The citation continues: "Talent — if
paid for at all—was of high professional
competence. But, in many instances, it
was the housewives, artists, cab drivers,
professors, who gave a special spark to
the series."
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U.B.C. will apply to the Canada Council for a grant to extend its book collection in the field of Slavonic studies.
The Canada Council recently announced that it would accept applications from Canadian universities which
have special library collections and well-
developed programs in Slavonic, Asiatic,
and medieval studies. The Council will
make grants up to a maximum of $5000
for the purchase of books and documents in any one of the three fields.
Between 1949 and 1955 UBC received
a total of $100,000 from the Rockefeller
Foundation for expansion of work in
Slavonic studies. Since 1952 Mr. Walter
C. Koerner, a member of the University's
board of governors, has contributed a
total of $40,000 for the purchase of
books in the field of Slavonic studies and
the provision of scholarships for outstanding students. The Polish Friendship Zgoda Society of Vancouver has
also made donations totalling $1000 for
the purchase of books in this field.
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The University of British Columbia's
president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, with
the chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer, and Mr.
Nathan Nemetz, Q.C, a member of the
board of governors, paid a ten-day visit
to Israel at the end of April. Dr. MacKenzie and Dr. Grauer were accompanied by their wives on the visit which
was sponsored by the Canadian Friends
of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. and Mrs. MacKenzie left Vancouver on April 8 and stopped in Rome and
Athens on their way to Israel. In Greece
the president and his wife visited archaeological sites and some of the Greek
islands under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
The MacKenzies joined Dr. and Mrs.
Grauer and Mr. Nemetz in Jerusalem
April 23. During their stay they visited
a number of Israeli cities as well as
agricultural and scientific developments.
On April 25 President MacKenzie
spoke at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on "Canada: A Nation in the
Making," and on April 30 visited the
Weizmann Institute in Rehovoth. The
MacKenzies returned to Vancouver May
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has
announced the appointment of the Reverend Charles G. M. Nicholls as professor
of religious studies at U.B.C. Mr.
Nicholls, who is now teaching systematic
theology at St. John's College at the
University of Manitoba, will take up his
appointment at U.B.C. July 1.
Mr. Nicholls will teach a new course
entitled "Foundations of Christian
thought" at U.B.C. and coordinate religious studies courses presently offered
by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
U.B.C. now offers five courses in religious studies on an optional basis. The
courses are taught by faculty members
from U.B.C.'s five affiliated theological
Mr. Nicholls is a graduate of St.
John's College, Cambridge, which awarded him the bachelor of arts degree in
1947 and the master of arts degree in
He was travelling secretary for the
World's Student Christian Federation
from 1949 to 1951. He then attended
Wells Theological College and in 1952
was ordained a deacon.
From 1952 to 1955 Mr. Nicholls was
an assistant curate at Wendover and
deputy chaplain to the Royal Air Force
station at Halton. He was chaplain to
Anglican students in Edinburgh from
1955 to 1960. Mr. Nicholls is the author
of   numerous   books   and   articles   and
Rev. Charles Nicholls
serves on the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.
The University has been enabled by
a Canada Council grant to bring to the
campus Professor C. A. Rogers, Astor
Professor of Mathematics at the University of London, for the academic year
These Canada Council grants to the
universities are part of a program designed to promote the exchange of
scholars between Canada and abroad and
between different regions in this country. The Council pays up to half the fee
offered to the visiting lecturer plus necessary travel expenses on the condition that
the host university make every effort to
make his services available to other Canadian institutions of higher learning.
Dr. R. D. Russell, associate professor
in the physics department, has received
word from Russia that a book which he
co-authored with R. M. Farquhar, of the
University of Toronto's department of
physics, is to be published in the U.S.S.R.
The book is entitled "Lead Isotopes in
Geology," and is published by Inter-
science Publishers Inc., of New York and
Professor L. W. Shemilt has resigned
from the department of chemical engineering to go to the University of New
Brunswick, where he took up duties as
head of the chemical engineering department in that University at the first of the
Grant Vincent, school of physical education and recreation, has been appointed
chairman of the ballroom examination
committee of the Dance Educators of
America, Inc., Long Island, New York.
Recently elected fellows of the Royal
Society of Canada are James O. St.
Clair - Sobell, MA (Melbourne), PhD
(Graz), head of the department of Slavonic studies, Ronald E. Burgess, BSc
(London), Sen. Mem. I.R.E., professor
in the department of physics, and J. J. R.
Campbell, BSA (Brit. Col.), PhD (Cornell), professor of dairying in the Faculty
of Agriculture.
Bernard R. Blishen, MA (McGill), lecturer in sociology and director of social
and economic research, has received a
Canada Council grant for research.
V. C. Brink, MSA (Brit. Col), PhD
(Wisconsin), professor of agronomy and
chairman of the division of plant science,
has been elected president of the sixth
annual conference of the Genetics Society of Canada.
D. Evans Davis, BA (Calif.), MMus
(Northwestern), DEd (Oregon), assistant
professor in education and music, has
been awarded a Canada Council grant
for research in music and school programs in Austria, Yugoslavia, Germany
and Switzerland. He left for Amsterdam on June 13.
George   R.    F.   Elliot,    MD,   CM
(Queen's), DPH (Toronto), professor of
preventive medicine and assistant provincial health officer, has been elected
vice-president of the American Public
Health Association.
Sydney M. Friedman, BA, MD, CM,
MSc, PhD (McGill), head of the department of anatomy, and William J. Pol-
glase, MA (Brit. Col.), PhD (Ohio State),
associate professor of biochemistry, have
received travel bursaries from the Nuffield Foundation for study abroad.
Bruce D. Graham, AB (Alabama),
MD (Vanderbilt), head of the department
of paediatrics, attended the May meetings of the American Pediatric Society
and the Society for Pediatric Research
in Atlantic City, N.J. Also attending were
assistant professors Henry G. Dunn,
MA, MB, BCh (Cantab.), Sydney Segal,
BSc (McGill), MD, CM (Queen's), MA
(Brit. Col.), and J. Davis Teasdale, MB,
ChB (Leeds), DCH. Dr. Segal, director
of the department's research program,
presented a paper on "Correction of
acidosis in experimental neonatal asphyxia."
John A. Jacobs, MA, PhD (London),
professor of geophysics, has been awarded the degree of doctor of science by
the LIniversity of London for his contributions to the science of geophysics.
The degree, which is not honorary, is
given only to graduates of the University
29    U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE of London. Dr. Jacobs joined the U.B.C.
faculty in 1957 after lecturing at the
University of Toronto. He has published
more than 50 papers in the field of geophysics and was leader of an expedition
to the Salmon and Leduc glaciers in
B.C. in  1956.
Harold V. Livermore, MA (Cantab.),
associate professor of Spanish, has received a Gulbenkian Foundation grant
of $5,420 to spend a year in Portugal.
D. C. G. MacKay, MA (Queen's),
PhD (Stanford), associate professor of
psychology, left early in May for the
Orient. Dr. MacKay, who is closely associated with International House on
this campus, was the guest of International House in Tapei, Taiwan, and
visited Hong Kong and toured in Japan
before attending a Rotary International
conference in Tokyo.
Elod Macskasy, CandSc (Budapest),
assistant professor of mathematics, won
the B.C. chess championship for the
fourth consecutive year. He is one of
five Canadian chess masters.
J. W. Neill, M.C, BSA (Ont. Agric.
Coll.), PhD (Oregon State), associate
professor of horticulture and supervisor
of landscaping for the University, has
been awarded a Canada Council grant
for special study in the field of landscape
architecture  and  related  arts  in  Japan.
He left for the Orient early in May.
Margaret A. Ormsby, MA (Brit. Col.),
PhD (Bryn Mawr), professor of history,
has received a grant from the American
Association for State and Local History,
Madison, Wisconsin, for a study of the
Canadian west.
Harry L. Stein, MA (Manitoba), PhD
(Minnesota), professor and supervisor of
graduate studies in education, has received a Ford Foundation grant for research  on  educational television.
Wayne Suttles, BA, PhD (Washington),
associate professor of anthropology and
lecturer in Asian studies, has been appointed a post-doctoral fellow by the
American Council of Learned Societies
of New York. Dr. Suttles has also received a grant—to be used to complete
two monographs on coast Salish traditional culture and modern ceremonialism.
George M. Volkoff, M.B.E., MA (Brit.
Col.), PhD (Calif.), DSc (Brit. Col.), and
Friedrich A. Kaempffer, Dipllng), DrRer-
Nat (Gottingen), both of the department
of physics, have been guest lecturers in
the United States under the auspices of
the American Association of Physics
Teachers and the American Institute of
Physics in a program supported by the
National Science Foundation. Dr. Volkoff lectured at some nine institutions.
Dr. Kaempffer at four, most of them in
the  South  and  South-West.
R. E. Watters, MA (Toronto), PhD
(Wisconsin), professor of English, will
address a plenary session of the third
Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association which meets
in Utrecht, Holland in August. Gerard
Tougas, BA (Alta.), MA (McGill), PhD
(Stanford), associate professor of French,
will present a paper at the same Congress.
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U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    30 The Central Lions Club of Vancouver has given neurological research at
U.B.C. a boost with a gift of $8000 to purchase the 16-channel electroencephalograph machine shown above. The machine will be used by
Dr. Juhn Wada, right, for research on epilepsy and the after results of
head injuries. Shown with Dr. Wada above are Dr. William C. Gibson,
left, Aubrey Roberts, U.B.C.'s director of development, and Roy Shand,
president of the Central Lions Club.
The Men's Canadian Club of Vancouver has made a fourth annual gift of
$500 to the library for the purchase of
books on Canadian history.
Librarian Neal Harlow said U.B.C. is
now a major center for the study of
Canadian history. The total contribution
by the Club of $2000 had enabled the
University to purchase some valuable
material for research collections, he
James L. Duncan, first vice-president
of the Club, said his organization had
always had close ties with U.B.C. since
numerous professors were members and
sat on the executive. "The gift also conforms with the purposes of the Men's
Canadian Club in fostering national pride
and developing interest in Canada," he
The Japanese government has made a
gift of 150 books on oriental art to
U.B.C. The presentation was made April
17 by Japanese Consul Muneo Tanabe to
Librarian Neal Harlow.
Dr. Shuchi Kato, who will teach in
the university's new fine arts division of
oriental art for the 1961-62 session, made
the original suggestion that such an expression of goodwill be made by his
The Japanese language books are illustrated with reproductions of the art of
Japan and other oriental countries and
will be placed in the library's fine arts
A grant of nearly $7000 has been
received by the library for the purchase
of books in the field of medicine and
The grant comes from the Wellcome
Trust of Great Britain which will give
U.B.C. $1390 a year for five years
toward the cost of establishing a research
library in these fields. U.B.C. recently
formed a department of the history of
medicine and science headed by Dr. William C.  Gibson.
The Wellcome Trust was established
by the late Sir Henry Wellcome, an American who emigrated to England and
formed the pharmaceutical house known
as the Burroughs-Wellcome Company.
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The University of British Columbia
has received a foundation of choice
Jersey calves from one of Canada's topflight Jersey herds.
The calves have been donated by T. C
and R. C. Poison, of R.R. #2, Richmond,
as a memorial to the late Mrs. T. C.
Poison. The first group of six calves
has arrived at UBC and two more will
be added each year for the next three
Three calves are by the well-known
sire Brampton Sixth Generation: two by
Bellavista Peter Basil and the sixth by
Brampton Sir Bijou Radar. The three
sires have 89 tested daughters averaging
over 500 pounds of fat.
Dr. J. C. Berry, professor of animal
husbandry at UBC, said that as the nucleus of foundation Jerseys develops the
division of animal science will be better
equipped to discharge its teaching and
research responsibilities.
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A library Judaica will be added to the
special books collections at the University
of British Columbia through a gift of
$3,500 for the purchase of books from
the Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific
The gift, which will commemorate the
bicentennary of the arrival of the first
Jewish settlers in Canada, was made by
Esmond Lando. national vice-president,
at a Faculty Club dinner. Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie, university president, and
Neal Harlow, librarian, were the recipients.
UBC's first Judaica collection, which
will deal not only with Judaism but the
history of the Jewish people, will be augmented by the Congress, Mr. Lando
Two assistant professors in the department of chemistry at the University of
British Columbia have received research
grants from the Research Corporation,
a New York foundation.
Dr. L. W. Reeves received $4500 for
a study of "Nuclear resonance studies
of chemical systems." A second grant of
$2500 went to Dr. Raymond A. Bonnett
for "Studies related to the hydrolysis of
Vitamin B12."
The Research Corporation was established in 1912 by the American scientist
Frederick Gardner Cottrell. The foundation has made about $15 million in
grants to some  3000 scientists.
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C. Scott Fletcher, right, president of the Fund For Adult Education, New
York, was at U.B.C. late in March to present a cheque for $150,000 to
the University for the expansion of the adult education program through
the extension department. Mr. Fletcher is shown discussing a recent
FAE publication with the president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, who
received the grant on behalf of U.B.C.
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U.B.C. has received a grant of $150,000
from The Fund for Adult Education to
enable the University to conduct an expanded adult education program in the
liberal arts, including public affairs.
This is the second major grant made
by the Fund to the University of British
Columbia. The first was awarded in 1957
for a three-year program of study-discussion courses in the liberal arts (known
in British Columbia as Living Room
The new grant is made on the condition that the University will devote to
this project an equal amount in staff and
program resources during the grant
According to Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
president of the University of British
Columbia, the grant, to cover a period
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    32 Whatever Happened To Success?
SUCCESS as an ideal (platonic) seems to be sicklied o'er
these days. In some circles, we are reliably informed, it
tends to be regarded as a fate worse than death. Still
and all, there ARE people who, for want of a more per-
jorative term, can be called "successful" and a sociologist
(certified) has been rummaging among them to see what
makes them that way. He comes up with one significant
finding: that they as a group read more newspapers than
ordinary or non-successful blokes. This figures; it probably sharpens anyone's wits to know what's going on in
the world.
hint to husbands.
When the family's away for the summer, there you'll be,
alone at last . . . just you and your dirty dishes. What better time
than right now, tliis summer, to invest in a modern, automatic
dishwasher! Just whisk dishes into the unit and electricity does the
rest, washes and dries them automatically. The kitchen stays
tidy, dishes stay in one piece, and you'll stay out of hot water!
Something else, too. Your wife will enjoy the work-saving
convenience of an automatic dishwasher all year 'round. She'll
have more time for other tasks around the house or garden.
And for years to come, she'll praise the summer day you visited
your appliance dealer — for the latest in a portable or
built-in automatic dishwasher. Make it soon!
33    U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE of five years, will be used to strengthen
the_ University's extension activities in
three main areas.
The first of these is the general field
of liberal education for adults. The second is education about public affairs
designed to help provide the well-informed leadership so vitally needed in
our democratic society. The third is the
Living Room Learning program of study
groups which is now actively organized
in forty-one communities of the province.
In all three of these areas particular
attention will be given not only to the
Greater Vancouver area, but also to all
the other main population centres of the
By R. J. Phillips
Athletic Director
U.B.C.'s second year in the W.C.I.A.U.
has not been crowned with as much success as we enjoyed during our initial season when we captured six championships
—in tennis, badminton, swimming, curling, football and basketball. The University of Alberta "Golden Bears" were
the power in football, defeating the
"Thunderbirds" in two straight games by
comfortable margins. Sceptics had predicted a domination of football by U.B.C.
for many years, but such has not been
the case.
Alberta has, in addition, taken home
the silverware in tennis, golf, and cross
country, and showed surprising strength
in swimming during late January, when
they trounced the U.B.C. champions in
a dual meet at Vancouver.
In men's basketball, Jack Pomfret's
'Birds have wrapped up the Conference
title with an undefeated season thus far,
and experts are calling the 1961 team the
finest in many a year. The school of
physical education director, Bob Osborne,
has two strapping sons on the Varsity—
Wayne and David, both of whom will
cause the older basketball alumni to recall the days when "Tony" Osborne led
the "Thunderbirds" to a Canadian Championship.
There is no smooth road to the development of a new conference, and particularly the one in Western Canada
where distances from Vancouver to Winnipeg present problems—financial and
The decision of the University of Manitoba not to field a football team in 1961
in spite of a Conference decision last
year that football is to be a core activity in the W.C.I.A.U., will be a matter
of considerable discussion and possible
action at the annual meeting in May.
The problem of obtaining enough games
is of major concern to Alberta and Saskatchewan and it is not unreasonable to
assume  that  the  Conference  may  have
to look to the University of Alberta at
Calgary to provide the fourth football
team in the Conference within the next
three or four years.
This year our hockey team entered
into a partial intercollegiate schedule,
with games against Montana State University, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and
next season will play a full game schedule in the W.C.I.A.U. Coached by youthful Al Stuart, a physical education teacher
at Point Grey junior high school, the
"Thunderbirds" had a 7-2 exhibition
record before defeating Montana in two
straight games, one of which was played
at Chilliwack. We split with Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, and lost two to Alberta at home. At the time of writing
this report we have two more home
games with Saskatchewan, and the Hamber Cup Series in Edmonton against the
"Golden Bears".
When you consider the handicap of
practicing off the campus between 11-12
p.m. three times a week, the team has
made a surprisingly good showing, and
hockey seems to be catching on as a
spectator sport at U.B.C. The games
played in Chilliwack were exciting and
well attended both by U.B.C. students
and alumni. The community of Chilliwack appreciated the opportunity to see
two western Universities play a good
brand of hockey.
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That grand old man of U.B.C. football, Dr. Gordon Burke,
passed away at the end of January, after a lengthy illness. He
began coaching in the 1925-26 season, and continued until
1938, during which time the "Thunderbirds" won the Hardy
Trophy four times in western intercollegiate competition. Dr.
Burke continued to show a keen interest in U.B.C. athletics,
was present at many of the games and was a frequent visitor
to the weekly meetings of the Thunderbird Quarterback Club.
At the annual award banquets he would present the Dr. Gordon
Burke Shield to the football player chosen by his team mates
as the inspirational player of the year. This season Captain
Roy Bianco was the recipient of the award. All those associated with Dr. Burke over the years will share the fondest
memories of this great athlete and fine coach who was an
inspiration to hundreds of U.B.C. students during the late
twenties and early thirties.
A $2000 Canada Council award for a piece of sculpture to
decorate the Buchanan building has been awarded to Gerhard
H. Class of 1619 Appin, North Vancouver.
The award was made by a committee of three chaired by
B. C. Binning, head of the department of fine arts at U.B.C.
Other judges were Ian McNairn, also of U.B.C.'s fine arts department, and Joan Branvold, president of the Northwest Institute of Sculpture.
Mr. Binning said the decision to commission Class to execute the sculpture arose out of an exhibition held on the
U.B.C. campus last summer. The sculpture is made of welded
and soldered sheet copper and measures eight feet in height and
seven feet in width. It now hangs on a wall at the west entrance to the Buchanan building.
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