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IF Destiny were something that lay in
ambush, and then happened to us
when we weren't looking, our future
could be haphazard and painful. But we
can be happy in the knowledge that,
despite the fatalistic whimperings of
various forms of deterministic defeatism,
the Destiny of our British Columbia community will be a home-grown affair, nurtured and brought to fruition by US.
What we will to do, and do, will shape
our ends. The civilization of social progress and material plenty that is taking
form this side of the Rockies will be made
by the people living here. The Vancouver
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them all the way toward the many goals
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December,  1945
Page 3 ....Business Is Moving To
Its wealth of natural resources, its open ice-free ports with their splendid terminal facilities, its
abundance of power, its climate so salubrious as to permit of year-long operations, make it unique
from the industrial standpoint.
Its attractive living and social conditions and its advanced labour legislation make for contentment and a low labour turn-over. Its attitude towards new enterprise, and its readiness to assist
with all its facilities for study and research are distinctly encouraging.
and equipped to take their places in the industrial picture, the movement of business to British
Columbia opens up a fascinating field of opportunity.
Logging and Lumbering, Mining, Agriculture, and Commercial Fishing all demand their trained
personnel. In our secondary industries—manufacturing in all its branches—the possibilities are
Of all the Provinces, none made a more significant contribution to Canada's war effort than British
Columbia, nor is there any Province on which the impact of war has been more evident.
The basic industries came at once into the picture, and continued to outdo themselves in the
energy with which they threw themselves into the gigantic task which confronted Canada. But
it was in the field of diversified manufacturing where the most spectacular developments occurred.
New industries sprang into being which it has been found can very profitably be continued, and
a steadily-growing awareness of this, and of what British Columbia has to offer, is becoming very
apparent among those industrialists in other countries who have been made alive to the advantages
of establishing themselves abroad.     BUSINESS IS MOVING TO BRITISH COLUMBIA!
Parliament- Buildings,
Victoria, B. C.
G. Rowebottom,
Deputy Minister.
Hon.  E. C.  Carson,
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Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Darrell T. Braidwood, M.A.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, B.A.; Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.;
Robert W. Bonner, B.A.
Photography Editor: Janet Walker, B.A.
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
December Annual,  1945
Volume 7, No. 5
U.B.C.   Honors  Her  Own  Graduates      6
Long  Period  in  Prison Camp for Grad      7
Homecoming       8
Survey  of  Medical   Schools      9
Only Canadian Soldier to Reach Moscow   28
Rhodes Scholars Take  Up Scholarships      34
U.B.C.  Agreement  with  Victoria  College   40
For the Ladies
From the Feminine Viewpoint-
Graduates in the Services
Honor  Roll    14
Former Student Awarded Victoria  Cross...   15
The  Service  Man  on  the  Campus .. 23
Public Relations?
Alumni  Books ....
Sandy Robertson—Big Leaguer    19
Heaven  Waited  in  the  University Auditorium    26
Gordon  Hilker,  Ambassador to the  Stars    20
The pictures in this issue are used through the courtesy of The
Vancouver Daily Province, The Vancouver Sun, and the Ubyssey
DANCING 9:30-2.
Make ticket reservations now at the Alumni
Office, Brock Building, AL. 1231.
Table Reservations at the Commodore.
December,   1945
Page  5 I. It. I. Honors Her Own Graduates
On October 31st history was made at the University when honorary degrees were conferred on
ten graduates of the University. Never before have
such degrees been granted to former students. The
occasion was also the thirtieth birthday of the University.
At the start of the ceremony, the Hon. Kric \Y.
Hamber was formally installed for his second term
as Chancellor of the University. His Honor Lieut.-
Governor \V. C .Woodward performed the ceremony. In a short speech Chancellor Hamber emphasized the responsibility of graduates in the postwar world.
He urged co-operation not only of the alumni
but also of the business interests in the province,
individuals and the general public in building up
Canada's youngest   University.
"But because of our youth, we are happily able
to build our structure on modern plans and with up-
to-date ideas."
He assured "that not a day will be lost, not an
effort overlooked in the erection and addition of faculties, once we obtain the necessary permits and
"There are more than 5600 enrolled now, including 2300 ex-servicemen. It is anticipated that there
will be well over 7000 by the first of the year."
He outlined the extension of facilities by the addition of army huts, double classes and faculty increases.
Principal speaker at the Congregation was Dr.
H. J. Cody, Chancellor of the University of Toronto,
who also received an honorary LL.D. Dr. Cody
stressed the need for organization in the new world.
Eight of the U.B.C. grads who received honorary degrees are shown above. Front row, left to right: Brigadier W. C.
Murphy; Dr. H. J. Cody, Chancellor of the University of Toronto, who also received a degree; Mrs. Frank Ross, Major-
General H. F. G. Letson. Back row, left to right: Col. Percy M. Barr, Air Commodore fohn L. Plant, Lieut.-Commander
Gordon W. Stead, Dr. George M. Volkoff, and Brigadier Sherwood Lett.
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Graduate Chronicle "A world unorganized may easily be aroused to
war," he said. "The new world, we trust, will be
a world that works, with full employment."
He added that university students can contribute
to it with a spirit of progress, a spirit of moderation
and tolerance, and a love of truth.
Advising graduating students to enter municipality offices, boards of education, the provincial
assembly and the dominion legislature, Dr. Cody
called for the formation of a strong public opinion
which graduates could foster.
The ten graduates are all most distinguished
men and women in Canadian life.
Dr. Hugh L. Keenleyside, B.A. (U.B.C, 1920),
M.A. (Clark, 1921), Ph.D. (Clark, 1923). Dr. Keenleyside was an instructor of history at American
universities and at U.B.C. He was the first Canadian
ambassador to Mexico.
Mr. Norman A. Robertson, B.A. (U.B.C. 1923),
Rhodes scholar. Formerly an instructor at Harvard,
Mr. Robertson is now under secretary of the department of external affairs, the highest ranking officer
in the Canadian civil service.
Mrs. Frank M. Ross (nee Phyllis M. Turner),
B.A. (U.B.C, 1925), M.A. (Bryn Mawr, 1927),
Ph.D. (London). A brilliant economics scholar,
Mrs. Ross was formerly the secretary of the Tariff
Board, and during the war was the Wartime Prices
Board administrator of oils and fats.
Lieut.-Comdr. Gordon Stead, D.S.C, and Bar;
B.Comm. (U.B.C, 1933), B.A. (U.B.C, 1934). Lt.--
Commander Stead won both awards in connection
with daring mine-sweeper operations at Malta and
later near Salerno. He was captain of a minesweeper and senior officer of a flotilla of ten during
the greater part of the North African and Italian
Dr. George M. Volkoff, B.A. (U.B.C, 1934),
M.A. (U.B.C, 1936), Ph.D. (California). A brilliant
honors student of physics, Dr. Volkoff was a former assistant professor of physics at U.B.C. During
the war he was head of the Canadian Technical Research Bureau of Atomic Research.
Col. Percy M. Barr, B.A.Sc. (U.B.C, 1924), M.F.
(Yale, 1925), Ph.D. (California). Formerly a professor of forestry, University of California, he has,
during the war, done work of great scientific importance in the American Army.
Major-General H. F. G. Letson. M.C, B.Sc.
(U.B.C, 1919), Ph.D. (London, 1923). Major-
General Letson was wounded in action during the
last war. In this war he has been adjutant-general
at Ottawa, and liason officer at the Canadian embassy in Washington.
Brigadier Sherwood Lett, D.S.O., M.C, B.A.
(U.B.C, 1916), Rhodes scholar. Brigadier Lett is
a veteran of both wars. He was wounded at Dieppe
and was awarded the D.S.O. for gallantry there.
He is a member of the University senate ,and a former member of the board of governors.
Brigadier William C. Murphy, D.S.O., B.A. (U.
B.C., 1926). He commanded the 1st Canadian Armored Brigade, C.M.F., which campaigned through
some of the heaviest fighting in the Italian invasion, and also during the last weeks in Holland.
Air Commodore J. L. Plant, B.A.Sc. (U.B.C,
1931). At the outbreak of war he was director of
personnel at R.C.A.F. headquarters. Since then he
has commanded squadrons and stations in Ceylon,
Bermuda and England. He is now air officer commanding No. 9 Transport Group, Rockcliffe, Ont.
Mr. Robertson was absent in Great Britain with
Prime Minister Mackenzie King and accordingly
his degree was received by his mother, Mrs. Lemuel
Robertson. Dr. Hugh Keenleyside was in Mexico
as Canadian attache and his degree was received for
him by his mother, Mrs. E. W. Keenleyside.
Long Period In Prison Camp For O.C Grad.
Two-and-a-half years in German prison camps
failed to curb the spirits of Ewart Hetherington,
'36. On one of his early operational flights over
Germany, the motors of Hetherington's plane gave
out one by one. The crew were forced to bail out
and Hetherington had the ill-luck to land in the
middle of a German gun-emplacement. He was immediately captured and started his sojourn in a
series of camps.
He underwent many interrogations by German
Intelligence officers but on the whole met with little
of the extreme brutality so prevalent in many of
the camps. One of the most interesting of his experiences was that with brother officers when a
secret camp radio was put together.   The prisoners
listened in to the BBC newscasts and then carried
the news by word-of-mouth throughout the camp.
If the guards had discovered the radio there would
have been very serious trouble for those involved.
Hetherington was liberated by the advancing
Allied armies. He boarded a plane to be ferried to
England, but the plane struck an obstruction and
went up in flames before leaving the ground.
The liberated prisoners escaped from the burning plane but lost all their equipment and souvenirs,
the latter including German cameras and field
Hetherington has now returned to Vancouver
and is mighty glad to be home.
December, 1945
Page 7 Homecoming Biggest
In Campus History
Another Homecoming—and Saturday, October
27th, once again graduates and undergraduates
joined hands across the campus to take part in the
most colorful and nostalgic affair of the Varsity
vear. This homecoming was no exception to the
tradition of college spirit which is always rampant
at this time.
The stadium was crowded to overflowing as
students and alumni greeted each other and settled
down to watch Chancellor E. W. Hamber kick off
the ball at 2.30 at the beginning of a thrill-packed
English rugby game.
The crowd was definitely with the Veterans and
the field re-echoed with approval as the "Vets" took
the lead from the Seniors and kept it throughout
the game.
The Varsity Tumbling Club gave an excellent
display of precision work at half time, but it was
the little fellow on the end of the line who really
won the applause.
Another display took place at half time, this one
of football "as it should be played," given by several
members of the famed "Toilet Bowl" team. The
teamwork shown in this exhibition game in such as
the "Hidden Ball" play was, to say the least, novel.
The crowd roared its approval.
The Mamooks, as usual, worked hard with the
cheering section. The Jokers' novel yells were also
After the game the Alumni gathered in the
Brock for the Alumni meeting and banquet.
Following the banquet, a Potlatch was held in
the Auditorium. Ted Kirkpatrick, chairman of the
committee in charge of Homecoming, in the opening
address, extended a welcome from the 500 undergraduates to the many 'grads who were present.
Arthur Delamont and his band played selections
from the music of Stephen Foster to set the mood
for the old-time minstrel show following.
The whole affair was interspersed with battles
of wit between the end men Jack Hough and Jeff
Cory and the interlocutor Gerry Macdonald, in the
type of humor which doubtless amused the audiences of the original minstrel shows.
A dance followed immediately in the Armouries.
Music was supplied by the Varsity Dance Orchestra.
at Annual Meeti+ia
The annual meeting of the Alumni Association
of the University of B.C. was held in the Brock
Building on the campus on Saturday afternoon,
October 27th. The meeting followed the Homecoming Game in the Stadium.
Ted Baynes, B.A. Sc. '32, voiced a long-standing Alumni objective when he called for younger
and more active men on the Board of Governors
and less faculty members on the Senate.
"What is needed is university graduates, young
people who know what young people want and
need," he said.
Referring to the Senate he said too many faculty members held positions.
"There has been a tendency to centralize and
exclude the rest of the province from Senate membership," Baynes declared.
His stand was supported by Dr. Harry Warren,
'26, himself a member of faculty on the Senate. Dr.
Warren pointed out that then years ago he led a
fight for less faculty representation which was defeated.
Darrell Braidwood, '40, gave an encouraging
report on the Chronicle. "It is the voice of our organization and one of the most important ways of
tying the alumni together," he said. He announced
that the Chronicle is being very widely distributed
and that even wider circulation is planned.
Lt.-Col. Tom Brown, M.B.E., '32, was elected
to fill the post of Alumni President for the coming
year. Other members of the new executive elected
at the meeting were: First Vice-president, Walter
Lind, B.A.Sc. '32, M.A.Sc '35; Second Vice-president, Bettv Buckland, B.A. '31; Third Vice-president, Dr. John Allardyce, B.A. '19, M.A. '21, Ph.D.
(McGill) '31 ; Records Secretary, Margaret Haspel,
B.A. '37; Secretary, Bernice Williams, B.A. '44;
Treasurer, Dr. Lyle Swain, B.A. '31, M.A. '33, Ph.D.
'45; Editor-in-Chief, Darrell T. Braidwood, B.A.
'40, M.A. '41 ; Associate Editor, Robert W. Bonner,
B.A. '42; Associate Editor, Ormonde J. Hall. B.
Comm. '42; Associate Editor, Mary Fallis. B.A. '32;
Members-at-large, Rosemary Collins. B.A. '40;
Richard Bibbs, B.A. '45; Peter Grossman, B.A. '30;
John Brynelson, B.A.Sc. '43; John Goodlad, '45;
Pamela Runkle, B.S.A. '40; Allan Eyre. '45; John
Statman ; Mark Collins. B.A.. B. Comm. '34; Arthur
Harper, B.A. '34; Jack E. Macdonald. B.A.Sc. '31,
and Frank Turner, B.A., B. Comm. '39.
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Graduate Chronicle U. B. C. Survey of Medical Schools Will
Begin In January
The Board of Governors and the Senate of the
University of British Columbia have approved the
recommendation that a survey be made of Medical
Schools in Canada and the United States in preparation for the establishment of a Faculty of Medicine
at U.B.C, it has been announced from the President's office. The Medical Association has expressed
a desire to co-operate with the University in making
this survey. "The University would be delighted
to have the benefit of their help and advice," Dr.
MacKenzie said.
Dr. C E. Dolman, Head of the Department of
Xursing and Public Health at the University, has
been asked to conduct the survey.
"Dr. Dolman will leave as soon as he can get
leave of absence from the Connaught Laboratories
and the Provincial Board of Health, probably some
time in January," Dr. MacKenzie said.
At present there are some 300 Pre-Med. students
attending U.B.C. Because of increased enrolments
in Medical Schools in other parts of Canada, the
entrance quota allowed to British Columbia is verv
small. A great many students, and students of high
standing, will be forced to delay or cancel their
courses if a School of Medicine is not established at
U.B.C. in the near future.
"We are faced with three major problems," Dr.
MacKenzie stated. "First, we must provide proper
facilities — buildings, laboratories, equipment and
lecture rooms. Unlike Law, a Faculty of Medicine
cannot be satisfactorily accommodated in huts or
other such quarters.
"Secondly, we must secure sufficient appropriations from the Government to operate the school.
"Thirdly, we must obtain a staff of qualified
teachers and instructors. We do not expect to have
any difficulty in finding qualified men for the staff
of a Medical School at U.B.C. if we can get the
facilities or funds.
"Our most difficult problems are the first two—
we must have proper facilities and sufficient funds."
Dr. MacKenzie hopes that a Medical School at
U.B.C. will become an actuality in 194f> or 1947.
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Page 9 Mrs. Frank Ross, the former Phyllis Gregory Turner, is
shown receiving the scarlet and gold hood of her honorary
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B. C. Grads Meet at Northwestern
A school in China and a newspaper in the United
States are the respective future destinations of Mary
Quan and Jo-ann Price, brilliant ex-U.B.C. students
who met recently at Northwestern University, Illinois.
The two girls, good friends since high school
days ,are studying in the U. S.—Mary at Columbia
and Jo-ann at Northwestern. Jo-ann worked on the
Ubyssey when she was here, while busy Mary was
president of the Chinese Students Association, secretary of the Letters Club, and vice-president of the
honorary sorority, of Delta Sigma Pi.
The meeting at Northwestern occurred when
Mary, enroute to Columbia to study comparative
English literature, dropped off at the Evanston .Illinois, campus on the way.
Jo-ann will receive her Master of Science in
Journalism this December. She has won numerous
prizes and scholarships, including the Sigma Delta
Chi Certificate of Award, and is holding an assistantship in photography. After graduation she plans
to work on one of the larger U. S. dailies.
Mary, of the scholarship-winning Quan family—
they've won seven—will graduate next year, and
hopes to teach English literature in China. While
at U.B.C she won a graduate scholarship.
In 1935 Mary went to Cnion high school in Canton with her brothers, Dick and Ben Quan. She
thinks the two years of strict study routine in China
gave them all good study habits. Dick and Ben are
attending U.B.C. in fourth and second year respectively, Applied Science.
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$1,000 to the University For
Camp Library
A gift of $1,000 has recently been made to the
University for a library for ex-service men and women living in University army camps.
The gift is made by the Lions Ladies' Club of
'One of the most serious problems facing University students is the shortage of books," the President stated. "This very generous gift will help to
relieve the situation a great deal."
"The ex-service students in army huts on the
campus are living under somewhat difficult conditions, and the setting up of a circulating library between the two camps will be a great boon to all of
Dr. Kaye Lambe, University Librarian, will meet
with representatives from the camps to decide upon
the books to be purchased.
Mrs. Robert Pennington, nee Marion C. Miles,
'32, served for a year as Home Sister with the R.C.
A.M.C. in Washington. She then was Social Service Officer for a year with the CWAC at M.D. 12,
Regina. She left" there to join UNRRA. She has
been in Germany since August of this year as an
Assembly Centre Nurse, first at Karlsruhe and now
at Rosenheim.
* * *
Olivia D. Mouat, '29, has moved to Ganges
where she is now teaching at Salt Spring Island
United School. She has spent two vears as W.O.G.
(W.D.) in the R.C.A.F. Thomas W. Mouat, '34, is
with the National Research Council at Eastview,
* * *
Margaret B. Dick, Arts '31, is now at Edmonton where she is Executive Director, Family Welfare Bureau.
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Nursing Sister Gwendolyn A. Newton, R.C.N., of
Stamford, Ontario, to Lt. Hilliard Lyle Jestley,
R.C.N.V.R., '31, at Stamford in September.
Eleanor Wainwright Sinclair, '43 to Henry Bruce
Colquhoun, R.C.A.F., at Cloverdale in October.
Margaret Elizabeth Foster to Frederick Henry Taylor, '40, at Kelowna on August 29.
Hazel Troup to Fit. Lt. Jack Scrivener at Vancouver in October.
Elinor Grace Haggart to Gordon William Bertram
at Vancouver on October 18.
Teresa Coady, '40, to Sqdn. Ldr. William Fox of Toronto at Vancouver on Nov. 10.
Spar Virginia Hammitt, '44, to Ensign Thurston
Merrell, Jr., U.S.N.R., at Jacksonville, Florida,
on November 7.
Frances Winifred Sandall, '43, to Capt. Pan H.
Nasmyth,  "41, at  Vancouver on October 10.
Valerie Jean Robinson to Fit. Lt. Kingsley Cleveland Neil at Vancouver in October.
Caroline Belton to Dr. Edward Stevenson of London, Ontario, at Vancouver iii October.
Margaret Sarah Sargent to F/O Egfiill C. Sargent
at Vancouver on November 14.
Isabell Stott, '40, to Stanley Weston, '39, at Vancouver in October.
Anita Edith Horen to Leslie Allan Raphael at Vancouver in October.
Margaret Frances Beale to Fit. Lt. Trevor Jordan-
Knox at Vancouver on September 22.
Fronia Eva Snyder, '38, to George Archibald Affleck
at Vancouver on November 3.
Edna Phyllis Edwards of Halifax, to Fit. Ltd. John
Keith Eadie, '40, at Halifax on September 22.
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Mrs. Jean Salter Sleightholm, '30 (left), is the n
ew director of physical education for women at U.B.C.
She also graduated in Physical education from McGill
and from Teachers' College at Columbia University.
Here she is shown with her assistant, Isabel Clay, w
ho graduated recentlv from the Physical Education
course at McGill.
Original paintings by British Columbia and
Canadian artists will add a touch of beauty to bare
walls of army huts on the Universitv campus this
winter, through the services of the Art Loan Collection of the  U.B.C Library.
The Art Loan Service, which was inaugurated at
U.B.C recently, is another effort being made to relieve the monotony and add to the comfort of ex-
service students living in army camps.
Already it has proven a tremendous success, and
the requests for paintings and etchings show signs
of exceeding; the supply.
The paintings for this service are contributed by
well-known British Columbia artists. At the present time the collection includes only works by British Columbia artists, but it is hoped that it will be
increased shortly to include paintings by noted artists from other parts of Canada.
One of the aims of the service is to acquaint students with the work of Canadian artists.
The Art Loan Service is administered by Mrs.
Vyner Brooke. On the committee also is Mrs.
Norman A. M. MacKenzie.
Lt. Isabel Grace McTavish, '27, has spent two
years in the R.C.A. (W.D.). She has been in the
C.W.A.C library at National Defence Headquarters
in Ottawa.
Valerie Kelly, nee Gardiner, '41, is the wife of an
officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. and Mrs.
Kellv are the proud parents of a daughter, Judith
Lucille, born on May 19, 1945.
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Dorothy Mary Bruce, '31, is a lieutenant, W.R.
C.N.S. She joined up in October, 1942, and has
served in naval communications in Ottawa, Sydney,
and as officer-in-charge of the naval radio station
at Gordon Head. She is now in Ottawa in a similar
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Kathleen E. Armstrong, '37, has been appointed
the first woman truant officer in the history of the
City of Vancouver. She is a Social Service graduate
and was formerly employed with the Department of
Child Welfare. Her duties will deal particularly
with the growing problem of juvenile delinquency
among young girls. Her official title is "attendance
Joyce E.  Ralph,  Arts  '40.  is  an  assistant  high
school teacher at Westbank, B.C.
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The Library of the University of British Columbia is now stocked with well over 160,(XX) books.
This is revealed in the sixteenth annual report of
the Library Committee to the Senate.
During the last sixteen months a total of 7,224
volumes have been acquired. This number, however, represents only a fraction of the total number
of books received during the past year, as the cataloguing department has been faced with a flood ot
new material. At least 15,000 items were received
during this period.
Circulation for the 1944-45 session increased.
Total circulation was 92,470. as compared with
85,749 of the formed year.
Special services given by the Library to various
outside groups increased in popularity during the
year. Study groups, evening course students, and
others registered with the department of University
Extension borrowed 4,787 volumes, while 125 drama
volumes were loaned.
The Annual Alumni Reunion Dance will be held on
Wednesday, December 26th, at 9:30 p.m. in the Commodore Cabaret in Vancouver. Betty Buckland is in charge of
arrangements for the Boxing Day party and it promises to
be a good one.
As in former years, it is expected that a great crowd of
graduates will attend. The Dance appears to be one of the
most popular affairs sponsored by the Alumni and at any
of these dances there are bound to be representatives of
every class.
Betty Buckland, '31, is a new member at large on the
Alumni Executive. She is also a former member of the
R.C.A.F., Women's Division. She has recently been very
actively engaged as the Assistant Production Manager of
the Alumni Players' Club production of
"Heaven Can Wait."
December,  1945
Page  13 cX
Lieut. W. R. Batten received
the Military Cross for distinguished service in Holland last April.
Joined up in 1941. Overseas,
Brigadier William Cameron
Murphy, D.S.O., E.D., '26, has
been made a Commander of the
Order of the British Empire (C
He led in the B. C Regt. (D.C
O.R.) for many years in peacetime, rose to command the 1st
Canadian Armored Brigade in
war, and was awarded the D.S.O.
on recommendation of Gen. Sir
Oliver Leese, for daring and leadership in Italy. Recently he was
awarded a mention in despatches.
He returned home in August
after almost six years in uniform
and, now awaiting discharge, has
resumed practice with the law
firm of Campney, Owen & Murphy, in which he is a partner.
We print herewith a further list
of former students who have become
casualties or who have received decorations. The Chronicle wishes to
stress that IT CANNOT VOUCH
LIS"T. I he information is obtained
from newspapers and readers. We
would appreciate any further information our readers may care to submit.
Flying Officer Frank Harry
Seaman was killed in a flying accident on October 19 at Sander-
stead, Surrey, Eng.
He was born in Cranbrook in
195. He was educated at General Gordon School, Duke of Connaught Junior High and U.B.C.
Prior to his enlistment in January, 1941, he was employed with
the Bank of Nova Scotia.
He obtained his wings at
Claresholm, Alta., from the Duke
of Windsor, on October 5, 1941.
After serving a year and a half on
Atlantic patrol, he took a conversion course to heavy transport at
Comox and was posted overseas
early this year.
Captain Frank Ryder Wiggs is
listed mentioned in despatches in
a recent list of Canadian Army
personnel awards and honors.
A student in third year at U.B.
C. when he enlisted five and one-
half years ago, Captain Wiggs
was an instructor in the C.O.T.C.
and was attached to the 11th Divisional Signals Reserve Unit
here for three years.
He is now stationed with 3rd
Division headquarters overseas.
W/O Andre Hisette, B.A. '32,
former vice-principal of Courte-
nay High School, has been presumed dead, for official purposes,
after having been missing since
January 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Marry, 4570 West Fourth, he
was born in Paris, France, and
attended Vancouver College before going to U.B.C. His parents
have had word from the only
known survivor of his aircraft,
that it was shot down by Nazi
night fighters while returning
from a mission over Germany.
W/ Hisette's wife and family live
at Courtenay.
Page 14
Graduate Chronicle Former Student Awarded Victoria
= Cross Posthumously —
On November 13th Ottawa and London announced the posthumous award of the Victoria
Cross to Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray, D.S.C, R.C.
N.V.R., of Nelson, B.C.
Lieut. Gray was a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm
and at the time of the incident which won him the
V.C was a pilot on the British Aircraft Carrier
FORMIDABLE, under Vice-Admiral Sir Philip
Vian, commander of the British Pacific Fleet. The
fleet was cruising near Tokyo when Lieut. Gray led
an attacking force of planes from his ship on August 9th, 1945.
Over Onogawa Wran, a gulf outside Tokyo Bay,
Gray sighted a number of Japanese ships and dove
to the attack. A very heavy fire came from the
ships and from nearby ground batteries. Although
his plane was badly hit, Lieut. Gray kept on towards his target, a Japanese destroyer. His plane
took fire, but Gray kept going until he was over
the destroyer. He then released his bombs while
only fifty feet from his target. There followed a
great explosion and the destroyer sank.
But Lieut. Gray could not save himself. His
badly disabled aircraft plunged into the sea beyond
the sinking destroyer.
Lieut. Gray had already won the D.S.C while
on service with the FORMIDABLE. He had served
with the ship from Norway to the area in which he
met his death.
His commanding officer, Sir Philip Vian, said
of him :
"I have in mind firstly his brilliant fighting
spirit and inspired leadership—an unforgetable example of selfless and sustained devotion to duty
without regard to safety of life and limb. The
award of this highly-prized and highly regarded
recognition of valor may fittingly be conferred on
a native of Canada, which Dominion has played so
great a part in the training of our airmen."
Robert "Hammy" Gray was a well-known student at the University of British Columbia before
his enlistment. In 1940 he was one of 75 UBC students who were selected to go to Britain to train
for naval commissions. He trained for awhile at
Halifax and then, being selected for the Fleet Air
Arm, he went to Collins Bay, Ontario, for his flying training.
He served at various stations and was posted to
the FORMIDABLE in August, 1944. He was in
action against the TIRPITZ. He was mentioned in
Lieut. Gray was educated in Nelson and then
spent a year at the University of Alberta. He came
to UBC in the fall of 1938. He spent two years
on the local campus. He was active in sports and
studies. He was majoring in English, economics,
and government.
He was associate editor of the 1940 Totem and
was appointed Editor-in-chief for the 1941 year
book. However, he enlisted before he could fulfil
that task. He was very active in Phi Delta Theta
and was house manager for that fraternity. He
joined the C.O.T.C. in September, 1939.
Gray was a "students' man," according to Dean
F. M. Clement, head of the faculty of agriculture
at the University of B.C., and also a fraternity brother of Gray's.
"He was a good mixer and was much interested
in student activities as in academic work.
He was a very likeable chap and was fond of his
fellow students. He was always ready to share his
good fortune when he had any."
The award to Lieut. Gray was the highest: decoration won by any U.B.C. student in World Wrar IT.
Lieut. Gray is survived by his mother and father.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gray of Nelson. A brother Jack,
a flight-sergeant in the R.C.A.F. was killed over the
River Elbe in 1942.
U. B. C. Graduate Receives Praise For Radar Research
One of the "now it can be told" stories of secret
wartime research and the part played by a U.B.C
graduate is revealed in a release from the Research
Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Letters of high praise have been received this
term by the Department of Physics of the University of British Columbia for the work in Radar research conducted by Dr. Ronald N. Smith, an outstanding U.B.C. graduate in Physics and Mathematics, who is now an Associate Professor at Purdue University.
Dr. Smith, who obtained his B.A. from U.B.C
in 1931 and his M.A. in 1933, went to Purdue in
1937 to undertake post-graduate studies.    He was
granted his Doctor's Degree from that University
in 1941.
At the outbreak of war, Dr. Smith became engaged in secret fundamental research work in the
field of nuclear physics with special application to
the development of radar.
The research group at Purdue University was
under the direction of Dr. K. Lark-Horovitz and
worked in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which became during the war
the  largest radar laboratory in the world.
This group was concerned chiefly with research
connected with radar components. They discovered
in the rare element germanium properties which
make it valuable alike for radar .peacetime technology, and pure science.
December,  1945
Page 15 cxtitoxiaL °^b
There exists at the University a rather strange
committee known as the Public Relations Committee. It was conceived, apparently, because many
years ago someone thought that efforts should be
made to show the public the value of the University.
Ostensibly this committee was intended to publicize
the contribution of the University to the community
in which it exists.
Now the strange fact is that while throughout
the years the University has been making a daily,
perhaps even an hourly, contribution to the community, the Public Relations Committee has seen
fit to meet only a few times in the last four or five
years. Nor has the business transacted at those
meetings been out of line with the infrequency of
the meetings.
Further, the Committee is composed largely of
faculty members—men living for the most part in
an academic world and somewhat set apart from the
normal everyday business community in which the
University finds itself. The Alumni group has had a
minor representation on this Committee. Late in
November, after persistent agitation by Alumni As-
sociation representatives, the Association was given
the privilege of adding three more members to the
It is high time that this was done. Surely there
can be no better group to establish good relations
for the University with the public of the province
than the graduates who have entered into the business and social world of B.C. Surely the contributions of the graduates to the committee will help
to give it a better balance.
It is high time, too, that the committee took a
little house-cleaning upon itself. Regular meetings
should be held with a well-prepared agenda. A new
set-up for its internal organization might be of great
benefit to the work of the committee.
The University should become fully aware of
the fact that it must "sell" itself to the public. It
is a publicly-financed University and it must prove
its worth to the citizens who foot the bills. The
Public Relations Committee could be one of the
University's most powerful aides in that task.
The Graduate Chronicle solicits contributions of any nature from its readers.    Notes of the current activities of graduates are of particular interest.   Contributions should be sent to the Editorial Offices, No. 208, 525 Seymour Street,
Vancouver, B.C.   Photographs will be returned to the senders.
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Page  16
Graduate Chronicle Major Jack Duncan, M.B.E., has rejoined the Industrial Division, Apparatus Department, Canadian
General Electric Company Limited, after five years
as a signals officer with the Canadian Army. Major
Duncan will be engaged in industrial applications of
motors and controls.
He enlisted September 2nd, 1939, and took part
in the Italian campaign as a staff officer, Chief Signals Officer's Branch at 1st Canadian Corps Headquarters, Eighth Army. The award of the M.B.E.
was, in Major Duncan's words, "for doing a little
extra work." Major Duncan's work consisted in the
main of formulating policy, providing equipment
and dealing with personnel problems all relative to
army communications. He returned to Canada in
October, 1944, to take a post with the directing staff
of the Canadian War Staff Course at the Royal Military College, Kingston.
A native of Scotland, Major Duncan was educated in Vancouver and is a graduate in electrical
engineering of the University of British Columbia.
He joined the staff of the Apparatus Department at
C.G.E. head office in 1929.
Gordon Brand, Commerce '34, is sawmill superintendent at Shawnigan Lake Lumber Company.
His brother, Fred Brand, '24, who was an instructor in mathematics from 1928 to 1939, is a squadron
leader in the R.C.A.F. and is on the continent after
taking a course in allied government.
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'42, Vancouver, as public relations officer for Vancouver and district.
Archie Paton, 25, was born in Vancouver. He
served as a navigator with the famous 419th (Moose
Fulton) Bomber Squadron, receiving the D.F.C for
outstanding service and bravery.
A former editor of the Ubyssey, he received his
education in Vancouver public and secondary
schools and at the University of British Columbia.
Over a period of years he did free-lance work for
The Vancouver Daily Province.
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"Public Health and Welfare Reorganization": The
post-war problem in the Canadian provinces.  By
Harry M. Cassidy.    Ryerson Press, cloth, $4.50;
paper, $3.50.
This is a companion volume to the author's
"Social Security and Reconstruction in Canada,"
published in February, 1943. The first book dealt,
in survey fashion, with the historical background
and the major problems of building a post-war system of social security in Canada and outlined in
some detail a program which foreshadowed the
semi-official proposals of the Marsh Report. In this
second book the author analyzes the problem of reorganizing and developing the provincial and local
health and welfare services so as to fit them into
a national plan of social security. The major emphasis is placed upon questions of organizational
structure, inter-governmental relations, and administrative practice.
Dr. Cassidy has written extensively on problems
of labour and the social services, including: "Social
Security and Reconstruction in Canada," 1943;
"Unemployment and Relief in Ontario, 1929-1932,"
the first Canadian book on the subject; "Labour
Conditions in the Men's Clothing Industry" (with
Professor F. R. Scott of McGill) ; and many articles
in Canadian and American publications.
Major A. Earle Birney, '26, who taught at C.B.
C after his graduation, and is now a well-known
Canadian poet, has left Vancouver after a brief
Major Birney will arrive in the east in time to
accept the first copy of his new book of wartime
verse, "Now It Time." His first book. "David," won
the Governor-General's medal for Canada's best
book of poetry.
The major, recently invalided home, was in
charge of p ersonnel selection for the Canadian
forces in the northwest theatre, and in England was
senior selection officer at the selection and appraisal
centre, Canadian Army.
Before enlisting he was professor of English at
the University of Toronto.
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Dr. Cassidy was born and brought up in British
Columbia, served in the Canadian Army during the
last war, and received his university training at the
University of British Columbia, the University of
California, and The Brookings Graduate School of
Washington, D.C From 1929 to 1934 he was assistant Professor of Social Science at the University of
Toronto ;and for the next five years he was Director
of Social Welfare for the Province of British Columbia. While in this position he was largely responsible for planning the B. C Health Insurance
Act of 1936 and the extensive reorganization of the
provincial health and welfare services. Moving to
the United States in 1939 he spent the next five
years there, first as a travelling Rockefeller fellow
to study the American social services, and then as
Dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California.
Tn March, 1944, he was called to Washington,
D.C. (on leave from the University of California)
to become Director of Training for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, in
general charge of U.NR.R.A.'s training activities
throughout the world. He left this position at the
end of 1944 to return to the University of Toronto
as Director of the School of Social Work. In 1938
he was President of the Canadian Conference of
Social Work. He is now a member of the Executive Committee of the American National Conference of Social Work.
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Graduate Chronicle SANDY ROBERTSON-% £ea9u^
By O. J. HALL, '42
One day last summer in the baseball park in Bellingham, Washington. Ernie Johnson, talent scout
for the Boston Red Sox of the American League,
suddenly took a great deal of interest in a Vancouver lad who was listed in the official score sheet as
"Sandy Robertson . . . pitcher."
By the end of the game he was willing to wager
a $2000 option that the lanky right-hander who was
whipping the ball past the Bellingham batters was
a more than average bet to make good in the Big
Anyhow, Sandy has $2000 in his pocket for Signing the option and is guaranteed $400 a month playing for Louisville in the American Association next
summer. He needs more seasoning, naturally, but
he is stepping into fast company as Louisville last
year won the little world series.
Actually Sandy hasn't jumped into baseball
prominence as quickly or as easily as it sounds. He
has come up through the usual chain of junior
league playing and cramped into his contractual 20
years  (actually 22)  a great deal of experience.
He started with the Kitsilano High School team
after a few seasons of the pick-up-on-the-street sort
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511  HOWE ST.
of game and got his first organized start in school
under the watchful eye of his teacher, Mr. Livingston.
Eventually he attracted the attention of his
brother-in-law, versatile Billy Adshead, who took
him under his wing and introduced him into Senior
"B" ball at Powell Street, where he pitched for St.
Regis. He won 7 and lost but one in 1942 for St.
Regis and the next year, switching to Senior "A"
ball at Athletic Park, broke even 6-6.
His third year in senior baseball is one Sandy
doesn't like to talk about. He says he was pounded
from the pitcher's box so often that he wore a trench
from the bench to the mound. At that he won two
and lost ten.
However, this year he switched to the Arnold
& Quigley team and distinguished himself with as
good an all-round exhibition of hitting, fielding and
pitching as the old park has ever seen. He won nine
games and lost six in the pitching column and at the
same time doubled in the outfield, where he coupled
an almost flawless fielding record with a batting
average of .347 for 130 times at bat. All of which
is hitting, fielding and pitching in any man's league.
Sandy is just about the right build for baseball
with the exception, perhaps, of a few pounds needed
to fill out a rather spare frame. He's got wide shoulders, gangly arms and as big a pair of mitts as you'll
ever see. Pie weighs about 175 but it is spread economically over his 6 feet 2^> inches. However, a
few seasons will straighten that matter out and he
should weigh close to 190 pounds before he's gone
much further.
Strangely enough baseball is only second love to
this ubiquitous athlete who would "rather play basketball than baseball any day in the week." And
should he have to make his living at either game
there is evidence to believe that the Robertson boy
will never go hungry.
He has played for the Varsity Thunderbirds for
the past three seasons and managed to pick up,
among other things, the City League rookie award
in 1942, the scoring title in 1944 and the Most Valu-
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Page 19 Qotoxatt  Jldhesi
By R. W .BONNER, '42
When the great operatic star, Galli-Curci, left
the old Empress Theatre one night after giving a
concert early in 1936, the promoter stood in the
lobby jauntily flipping a silver coin in the air. That
night marked the first venture in big time show
business for J. Gordon Hilker with the net profit
for his initial effort being twenty-five cents.
It properly began when Gordon Hilker proved to
himself that as an actor his contribution was a dull
thud. This fact became evident in the Players' Club
during a Christmas and two Spring Plays and the
logic of the fact drove him backstage where under-
grad Hilker gained the early experience, especially
on tour which kindled his interest in artistic enterprise and ultimately sent him into his present business.
Gordon candidly admits wasting two years manufacturing women's cotton dresses after graduating
in 1934. But fortunately during that period he
maintained a sideline interest in theatrical activities
and in a modest way undertook some night club
How different now. Since that casual beginning
Gordon   Hilker   has   secured   exclusive   franchises
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Lynn Fontann and Alfred hunt  in  the Theatre Guild':
"There Shall Be No Night."
from National Concerts and Artists' Corporation,
Columbia Concerts Inc., United Bookings Office,
and a variety of other booking affiliations, which
freely interpreted mean each year some sixty or
more celebrity events held in Calgary, Vancouver,
Victoria and way points.
In all these activities Hilker gives generous
credit for his success to the "invaluable advice of my
father," and in some particular enterprises to the
par.nership which exists with Leslie Allan, who was
advertising manager of the Players' Club when Gordon was its business manager.
For the past six years the firm Hilker hand has
directed the increasing success of the "Theatre
Under the Stars." The theatre—and its stars—will
move in to a new quarter of a million dollar home
by 1947, whereafter the scale of these annual productions is to be greatly increased.
Gordon glows appreciably when he discusses his
current pet project, The British Columbia Institute
of Music and Drama. A non-profit, publicly-owned
organization, under the aegis of the Board of Park
Alberta Lumber Co. Ltd.
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Commissioners and supported by representatives of
various prominent educational organizations, the
Institute is gradually developing a conservatory of
music and drama.
It aims at establishing sufficiently high standards
to encourage eventual affiliation with the University
though no move has yet been made along this line.
The Institute already has eight scholarships for
distribution to singers and solo instrumentalists. In
addition it provides a number of bursaries to train
young musicians on the less frequently studied orchestral instruments. In this conection the Institute operates a Youth Symphony Orchestra, with
a membership well over sixty. Eor the time being
it does not perform but continues to train.
Certain artists from the Theatre and the Institute are sent to New York for five or six weeks each
year to keep abreast of the latest in artistic endeavor.
"It is hoped that this can . . . embrace more of
the staff in future," says Gordon Hilker, "as I have
found trips to New York and Los Angeles invaluable in maintaining a proper sense of the theatrical
standards at which we must aim."
If Western Canada falters in developing its finer
theatre-going senses it will be in spite of the best
efforts of Gordon Hilker.
Robert John McKercher, well-known University
of B.C. rugby player, has been awarded the Elying
Officer Rev. George Pringle memorial bursary.
A fifth year forestry student, McKercher graduated in commerce this spring. He is a member of
the university Men's Athletic Directorate and last
year was captain of the championship rugby team.
He won the Bobby Gaul trophy for athletic distinction last term.
The George Pringle bursary was established by
friends of the late FO. George Pringle, '36, outstanding UBC student athlete. It requires "academic ability, sterling unselfish character and active
participation in university sport."
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Our Congratulations and
Best Wishes
December,  1945
The Cairn ceremony this year has been an event
of great significance. With an enrolment of almost
5500, the University is again suffering from the
"growing pains" so reminiscent of Fairview. A
great deal of co-operation is going to be needed to
keep things running smoothly. But more than that,
the need is urgent for a display of the spirit and
initiative by both grads and undergrads which, in
the past, has accomplished so much.
The speeches at the Cairn by Dr. MacKenzie,
Dr. Allardyce, '31, and Alan Ainsworth were most
Dr. Allardyce related the history of the University from the Fairview days, with particular reference to the part played by the students. It was an
inspiring account, even to those who know the story
Dr. MacKenzie, in his speech on "The Present
and the Future," once again revealed that he possesses all those qualities of energy and vision necessary for a growing University. "No other University," he said, "owes so much to the students for
the measure of success it has a chieved, both physi-
callv and intellectually. Now certainly is the time
to remind all of you what can be done through your
own effort.s"
"A great deal has been said about the overcrowding and the difficulties we've had to overcome
this year. 1 think that all of us should consider ourselves fortunate to be attending U.B.C. at this time.
There's a sense of life, and of importance in the expansion of the University."
"U.B.C. is the youngest University in Canada,
it has the finest site, and I know of no other University which has as wonderful an opportunity to
grow and develop.
"There is no need today, as in 1922, to petition
the Provincial Government for financial support.
We are most grateful for its recent grant of $5,000,-
000. The problem now is to translate this money
into buildings. Perhaps we, and you the students,
may be able to do something to persuade the Federal Government to grant us the necessary permits,
and to release supplies of material and labour. In
the meantime we must be content with army huts."
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David F. Manders, '39, M.B.E., former wing
commander in the R.C.A.F., has been appointed to
the research and development branch of the department of reconstruction in B. C.
He enlisted in 1939 and went overseas in 1940.
In 1944 he was promoted to the rank of wing commander, eastern air command.
He was awarded the M.B.E. for outstanding research and invention of the two-channel radio while
operating with the R.A.F.
Mrs. Manders, '38, the former Elspeth Lintott,
is also a U.B.C. graduate.
Plarold C. Poole, '40, has returned home after
his release from a Japanese prison camp in Malaya
in which he had been interned since the fall of Singapore. After graduating in agriculture, he went to
work on a rubber plantation in Malaya.
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Graduate Chronicle The Service Man
Veterans are going to College.
That's one answer to the general question of
what demobilized service people are doing with
their post-war lives. How many and with what
effect are two phases of the answer which interest
B. C. Alumni, for already it is known that their
return has become the most compelling force in
bringing about the long-sought-for development of
the University's plant.
You will remember that the old campus was
designed to accommodate 1500 students, and that
long before the war began increasing attendance
had strained these limited facilities beyond the point
of good humour. But unless you have visited the
campus recently you can only imagine the effect
that nearly 6000 students have produced.
In particular it is interesting to note that over
one-third of the present enrollment is made up of
ex-service personnel.
This is how the veterans registered at Oct. 24
this fall  (number of women in brackets) :
Faculty of Arts and Science
1st Year Arts and Home Economics.... 857 (25)
2nd Year Arts, Comm., and Home Ec... 504 (36)
3rd Year Arts. Comm.. and Home Ec...  174 ( 8)
4th Year Arts, Comm., and Home Ec...     70 (  5)
Graduates     17 ( 1)
Teachers Training      15 (  1)
Social Service       10 (  1)
Directed Reading       1
1648 (80)
Faculty of Applied Science
2nd Year  324
3rd Year      64
4th Year      24
5th Year     13
Graduates     13
Nursing         10 (10)
448 (10)
PAcific 7838
on the Campus
Faculty of Agriculture
1st Year    58    (2)
2nd Year  44    (1)
3rd Year   15
4th Year   8
Occupational Course   18    (2)
Graduates  3
146    (5)
Faculty of Law.     58
Total ex-service enrollment 2300 (95)
Continuing the policy begun last year of offering a Special Winter Session for dischargees who
would otherwise have to wait till next summer to
enter formal study, university authorities expect a
further increase in this total by January. To be
specific, they expect between ten and fifteen hundred to attend.
The logical development of events include the
establishing of departments of pharmacv and journalism and a chair of medicine. It can be expected
that the pressure of the ex-service men's desire to
enter into these fields, as much as any other immediate factor, will hasten the development of the
U.B.C. campus along the lines of the plan originally
conceived for the University.
It's about time.
E. A. LEE.
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December,  1945
Page 23 Class  of  Education '33   Reporting
I don't know what we called ourselves back in
'33. The Registrar's Office limited the Teachers'
Training Class to 60 students and we set out most
enthusiastically to find out the truth about Education. This involved us in some memorable discussions with Dr. Weir on the Kidd Report (the businessman's depression estimate of education) and in
some also memorable essays on Modern Educational
Systems (what we would do with Russia, Poland,
etc.) for Dr. Black (and he can cp^ote from them
On Nov. 10, 1945, Class President Lyle Swain
called the roll again and twenty-five members answered while there were messages from across the
country—from servicemen, housewives, and a solid
backing of teachers. Dinner was at Brock Hall, and
later Margaret and Jack Young entertained at their
In general the individual history reads something
like this:
1. Rural school and/or
2. A "depression" M.A.
3. Physical Ed.
4. "Talked my way out of Physical Ed." quote.
5. Specialized teaching in own field, and member of Salary Committee, or Committee on Course
Revision, or School Cadet Corps, or Federation Representative, or a potential Vice-Principal.
And we must also mention that a healthy crop of
"the young idea" is being brought up according to
the best educational methods. As one of our members put it, "I am now contributing to the school
There will be another reunion during the Christmas holidays. For information write to Lyle Swain,
c/o 898 Richards St., Vancouver. Any members of
the class who did not hear about the November Reunion, please send in their present address and any
pertinent information for the class records.
F. P. Reeve Invites Grads and Fraternity
Groups to Meet at Duff's.
Large Dining-room Available
Cleeve W. Hooper, '23, passed away in Los Angeles on July 22nd last. He was born in Calgary in
1898. In April, 1915, he went overseas at the age
of 17.
He spent three years in the trenches and was
temporarily blinded by a bursting shell near Ypres
in  1916.    Later he joined the air force.
Pie graduated from U.B.C. in 1923 with first
class honors in Chemical  Engineering.
He went to Britannia for a period and then went
to Los Angeles to "crack gas" for Standard Oil.
In 1932 he became superintendent of the Dyco-
lite Company in Palos Verdes and became known as
one of the authorities on diatomaceous earths and
their uses in industry. In 1940 he had a serious
attack of tuberculosis, but war conditions and labor
troubles at the plant caused him to go back to work
too soon and he never fully regained his health.
This spring he became weaker and contracted acute
He passed awav in Good Samaritan Hospital on
Tulv 22.
LEOPOLD JOSEPH MAHRER, 47, Vancouver lawyer, and son of one of British Columbia's
pioneer Jewish families, died at Vancouver in October.
Mr. Mahrer was a brilliant honor student at University of British Columbia and in 1919 was one of
the first Jewish students to graduate from the university.
A talented pianist, he studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, and at the
Montreal Conservatory  of Music.
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Graduate Chronicle During the past year the executive of this association has endeavored to improve the relationship
between the University and the people of this Province. This work was carried on in the following
(1) The Graduate Cchonicle was greatly improved
and the circulation was increased to some 5000
people in this Province.
(2) Contact with the President, the Chancellor, and
the Students' Council was maintained so that
we would be aware of the needs of the University.
(3) We endeavored to meet and entertain as many
as possible for our members of parliament and
leaders of local organizations so that the University's needs would be known.
(4) Different Alumni organizations throughout the
Province played an active part in bringing
about a better understanding of our University
in their particular districts.
The Following Recommendations Are Respectfully
(1) That a full-time Secretary or Alumni Director
be appointed immediately. That this person
should be qualified in Public Relationship work
and that this work be done in co-operation with
President MacKenzie's  office.
(2) That every effort be made to maintain a very
high standard in the publication of the Chronicle, in order that this magazine might be well
received and carefully read. The Chronicle
should contain both news and views of graduates throughout the world. The publication and
distribution of this Graduate paper is our most
important contact with Graduates and others.
Alumni support and interest in our University
at home will depend to a great extent on the
appeal of this magazine.
(3) That the circulation of the Chronicle should be
not less than 5000, and if possible it should be
extended so that all graduates and interested
parties receive a copy.
(4) That the graduates of this University should
endeavor to see that the Board of Governors
include younger and more active men on their
board, and that the Senate should have fewer
faculty members and a better representation of
the different industries and districts of this
I wish to take this opportunity of thanking a
most loyal executive and also to thank President
Norman MacKenzie and Chancellor E. W. Hamber
for their interest and co-operation during this past
Respectfully submitted,
President Alumni Association.
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Page 25 Heaven Waited in the University liiililoriiiiii
Veteran actor who has had leading roles in
many recent Alumni productions. Plays the
part of Max Levene, Brooklyn fight manager,
the role portrayed in the film version "Here
Comes Mr. Jordan," by James Gleason.
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The curtain rose promptly at 8:30 p.m. on December 6th in the University Auditorium on the
University Alumni Players' Club presentation of
"Heaven Can Wait." If it was late, it was probably
because Bill Buckingham was trying to catch the
pekinese, or Betty Buckland was still looking for a
saxaphone, or Tom Lee was nailing the last piece
of canvas to the flats. Anyway, we hope you waited,
and we hope you enjoyed the show.
The Club had more than its share of troubles
this year in getting its Christmas production on to
the boards. First, there was an unfortunate setback
on the executive side when Mildred Caple had to
relinquish the Presidency because of sickness in her
family. Wallace Shore, who was originally cast as
"Mr. Jordan," took over the job, but he, too, was
frorced to drop out because of ill-health. Beechy
Caple was called in to take over as acting president.
Rehearsal on the play stopped momentarilv until
Jack Nash, recently discharged from the R.C.A.F.,
was persuaded to play the part of the "chief passenger agent for the place beyond."
Then there was the problem of where to rehearse.
The cast moved from the Deveson Studio, to Sea-
view School, to Service Shows, finally securing the
University Auditorium for four nights before dress
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Graduate Chronicle BEECHY CAPLE, '28
Last year's president,  and called back this
year as Acting President.
It was difficult, too, to get all the cast together
at one time. "I'll consider it very fortunate if you're
all here for the final show," Bill Buckingham wryly
Tom Lea .the stage manager, and Part Larsen,
who was in charge of lighting, had designed a handsome set only to find that they couldn't get enough
canvas for the flats. If the main scene was done
partially in curtains you'll know the reason.
The saxaphone was donated through the courtesy of Alfy Evans. Boxing bag, rowing machine,
heavenly music, trained dog, and other properties
were conjured up by Joanne Brown, property mistress.
Betsy Ball had the problem of finding suits for
ex-service members of the cast who hadn't got civilian clothes and couldn't fit into them if they had.
Lorraine Johnson was business manager; Bettv
Byng-Hall, in charge of the stage crew; Mary Mox-
on, make-up supervisor; and Dudley Darling handled tickets.
Bill Buckingham was the ever-patient director,
and Betty Buckland, as production manager, did the
dirty work.
Again, we hope you enjoyed the Alumni play.
And if the curtain did go up on time—well, we're
very much surprised!
Art Eastham, Arts '37, has left the N.R.C., Ottawa, to go to Polymir Corporation in Sarnia.
Margot Burgess. Arts '41, is secretary of the Ottawa University Women's Club for the second year.
Cy Armstrong, Arts '38, who has been in and out
of Ottawa frequently in the past four years, is now
stationed here with the Air Force, as a Section
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Page 27 Only Canadian Soldier to Reach Moscow is U. B. C. Grad
Col. George J. Okulitch, '33, of Abbotsford and
Vancouver, has returned to Canada after the unique
experience of having paid a visit to Moscow, probably the only Canadian soldier to accomplish that
feat in the present war.    He also was one of the
few Canadians in uniform to reach Vienna.
He went overseas with the British Columbia
Regiment and then served in Italy. He was sent to
Moscow as assistant military attache. He later went
to Vienna as liaison officer to the Russian Army.
Aussian-born Col. Okulitch was a bacteriologist
with the Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association
for six years before the war, following a brilliant
career at the University of British Columbia.
Twice a scholarship winner, he was graduated
with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1933, at which time he headed his class. He
obtained his master's degree in 1935.
He obtained his "A" and "B" wing certificates
as a member of the C.O.T.C. at U.B.C, and following graduation enrolled with the B. C. Regiment
(D.C.O.R.), in which he was commissioned.
He served with this unit from the outbreak of
war, continuing with its 1st Battalion after it was
converted to armor.
A brother, Vladimir, also a graduate of U.B.C,
later became professor of geology at the University
of Toronto. Their sister, Mrs. Olga Volhoff, Vancouver, is a former lecturer at U.B.C.
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New appointments to the staff of the University
of British Columbia includes 109 assistants in various departments.
A number of other additions have been made to
the staff.
Special lecturers in law include Chief Justice
Wendell B. Farris and R. H .Tupper.
Dr. M. A. Cameron, professor in the university
department of education, is appointed director of the
1945-46 summer session.
In the department of forestry F. M. Knapp is
promoted from associate professor to professor.
D. K. Bell, '36, B.Comm., M.A. (Brit. Col.), is
promoted to associate professor; John C Stark, '40,
B.Com. (Brit. Co!.), M.B.A. (Harvard) appointed
lecturer; and Philip Tryon, B.A. (Man.), M.B.A.
(Harvard) part-time lecturer in the department of
Alan A. McLeod, M.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.) is appointed instructor in the department of chemistry,
and Stuart Jamieson, '35, B.A. (Brit. Col.), M.A.
(McGill), Ph.D. (California) is lecturer in the department of economics, political science and sociology.
In November the following appointments were
Dr. D. J. Wort, associate professor, and Dr. T.
M. C Taylor, '26, professor in the department of
biology and botany.
Lloyd F. Detwiller, '39, and David A. Harper,
'42, lecturers in economics, political science and
John A. Ii. Parnall, '35, and Cora Brehault, lecturers in mathematics.
Mrs. Josephine Battle Harris and David Ogilvie,
lecturers in modern languages.
Harry H. A. Davidson, '39, lecturer in physics.
SANDY  ROBERTSON Continued from Page Nineteen
able Player award the same year. And this season
he has started off in grand style, at least in the
Varsity-Oregon series, when he scored 22 points to
lead scorers in the first game and 10 points to pace
the U.B.C. team in the second.
In case you're still not convinced that this boy is
really a super sort of athlete, it might be appropriate to mention in passing that he also was on the
team that won the Provincial fastball title last summer.
Faced with leaving school at the end of this year
a graduate in Civil Engineering and also a Boston
Red Sox contractee, Sandy had to make a very real
"Believe me, it is quite a problem," says Sandy,
"but I think I'll give baseball a real fling for a
couple of seasons and see how I make out. If I don't
fit into the big leagues, at least I'll have had my
chance. In any case I can always go back to my
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Graduate Chronicle Varsity Sports
By O. J. HALL, '42
Inside sport reports tell of big changes in the
athletic situation on the campus before or not later
than the New Year. The basketball team promises
the biggest blow-up, where rumor has it all is not
well with the hoop team after its three-game losing
streak to start the season.
Hunk Henderson is reported a trifle restless sitting on the Varsity bench, game after game, and it
doesn't take a very sharp eye to see that the Thun-
derbirds could use a little of Hunk's close defensive
checking. . . . Critics are complaining that Weber
and Sandy Robertson, the Varsity guards, are scoring too many points and not paying enough attention to down floor checking.
On the golf scene, Jimmy Allan, Dave Dale, Dick
Hanley and Bob Plommer are leading the way in
the Varsity fall match play tournament with Plommer and Dale expected to end up in the finals. . . .
Football enthusiasts are plumping for a big New
Year's game with Queen's or Western Ontario, but
it looks like only another intercollegiate pipe dream.
. . . Gus Carmichael is still cursing a wrenched
shoulder that kept him out of the two Alberta games
after he had trained for three weeks to work off a
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Page 31 Typical of the Army huts in rise on the Point Grey Campus are the above, which are located behind
the University Library.   Over fifty are in use at the present time.  Some are being used as classrooms
while others serve as dormitories for former members of the armed services.
John Clayton, Arts '30, is manager of the Canadian General Insurance Company at Vancouver. He
was with the R.C.A.F. from September, 1941, to December, 1944, and did a tour of operations with the
R.A.F. Coastal Command Squadron in the Mediterranean.
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Don McKinley, '34, is once more practicing law
in Vancouver. He was a flight-lieutenant in the
R.C.A.F. He served with the Bomber Command
operaitng from Fngland and had special duties flying JIalifaxes in Italy.
P. D. O'Brian, '36, is practicing law in Penticton.
He was a lieutenant in the R.C.N.V.R. In 1942 he
engaged in mine-sweeping between Vancouver and
Alaska. In 1943 he went to the East Coast. In September of that year he left for England on the
PRINCE DAVID. He participated in naval support work covering the troop landings in Normandy
on D-Day. He later operated off the coast of Southern France and near Greece.
Lieut.-Commander Russell C. Twining, '35, is
engaged in the law practice in Victoria after serving
since 1940. From 1941 to 1943 he operated in Atlantic waters. He was in support work on the D-Day
landings in Normandy. He also served a period on
the staff of the Judge-Advocate-General.
Charles J. S. Farrand, '26, has resumed the practice of law in Vancouver. He was a Lt.-Commander, R.C.N.V.R. In 1940 he went overseas on loan
to the Royal Navy and was engaged in escort and
mine-sweeper work in the North Sea and English
Channel. In 1942 he took over command of a harbor defence station outside Halifax.
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Graduate Chronicle December, 1945
Page 33 Rhodes Scholars Take Up Delayed Scholarships
Two of U. B. C.'s wartime Rhodes Scholars
plan to take up their courses at Oxford this year.
They are: Lieut. James Brown, '41, R.C.N.V.R.,
and Captain Basil Robinson, '40.
Capt. Robinson has been with the army intelligence corps overseas. He plans to enter the department of external affairs.
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Jack Davis, '39, plans to start his scholarship
next year. Davis has been engaged in important
wartime research for the National Research Council.
Lieut. Brown has been doing research work
with the Navy and with the National Research
Council.    He started at Oxford in October.
Two other U.B.C. winners have found it impossible to continue their studies and have dropped
their scholarships. Thev are David Carey, '39, and
Edmund Fulton, '36.
H. G. Wells has said that Technocracy is "a soundly
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Stuart Chase has called Technocracy "the greatest
challenge to the present system that it has ever faced."
Encyclopedia Americana has stated that Technocracy
is "the only program of social and economic reconstruction which is in complete intellectual and technical accord
with the age in which we live."
Page 34
Graduate Chronicle AttOne+iIdtesi.-U the Committee on Dormitories
Dear Sirs:
Although our days at the University are over,
many of us have a very definite interest in the proposed new dormitories. Some of us have had a
little experience in University housing and some of
the rumors we have heard about just what the new
dormitories are to consist of have perturbed us a
bit. Accordingly we are writing this letter to present for your consideration a few of our views.
We have been told that the building cost per
man in the new dormitories will be $3,000. This
seems pretty large. If a man were building a house
to provide for his family, he wouldn't set aside
$3,000 for each member. The new dormitories are
surely not to be any millionaire's club. At McGill
the authorities spent $500,000 to house 125 men in
Douglas Hall. The building is practically palatial
but that is hardly what we want at U.B.C. The
operation cost alone prohibits any but the children
of the well-to-do from attending. Then too at McGill the money for the building came from a private
source. In B.C. we will be spending public money
and surely we are not going to spend the people's
money to house a privileged few.
Dormitories are needed at the University to democratize education. Rates of $40 to $60 per month
will not accomplish this objective. The dormitories
must be available to people from all over the province. Their low cost will help compensate for the
transportation costs to the University.
And here is another point, students should be
made to live in residences during their first or second years so they can learn what University is
really about. No student who fails to live in can
get the full value out of the University.
Physchiatrists tell us that the ideal situation is
to have two people to a room. Lighting can be arranged to have no disturbance in one student's sleep
while the other is working. For example, with beds
at one end of a room, a partition of shelves across
the centre of the room and study tables each diagonally across from its owner's bed, make an ideal
For girls, adequate washing space and drying
lockers must be provided. Numbered storage space
—and plenty of it—is essential.
Time switches are really useful in the showers
and   bathrooms.    Above   all   make   the   building  as
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the quietest of people. A study roof for sun-bathing studying can be easily made.
One good idea is to have room keys that fit
little cupboards in the bathrooms — thus saving
much carting of bathroom necessities back and
forth. Eliminate wooden floors—they're noisy and
hard to keep clean. A buzzer system should be installed for phone-calls. There should be a central
phone-board—don't put in pay phones on each floor
that will ring uselessly all night.
Why not sacrifice ornamental and costly beauty
for the more useful and practical. If the buildings
have to be of cement—let them be—but don't
speckle them with stone—that's only a useless expense and doesn't get any farmers' sons to U.B.C.
Yes, members of the Dormitory Committee,
you have a job. 'Don't forget that your prime objective is to house great numbers of students and
to house them cheaply. You can't do that by building imposing and luxurious edifices.   Be practical.
We write this letter not in a spirit of malice, but
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Has been veteran's counsellor on the campus for
the past few months, and has interviewed a large
percentage of the 2,000 ex-service men and women
attending U.B.C. He himself plans to study Accountancy in the city—a four-year course.
Freddy is a B.Comm. of 1940 and a football man
of some note.    Married Pauline Scott (B.A. 1940).
He went overseas in October, 1941, and returned
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Bar to the D.F.C.
A former University student, Albert L. Shoul,
is now a seaman first class in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a member of the crew of the U.S.S.
WASP, an aircraft carrier, which accompanied the
famous MISSOURI into Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender.
Shoul attended U.B.C. for two years before enlisting in Seattle in 1942. He was born in Vladi-
vostock and has lived the greater part of his life in
Frank R. Barnsley has been appointed manager
of the supply division, Vancouver district, Canadian
General Electric Co., Ltd. Born in Victoria, Mr.
Barnsley graduated in applied science from U.B.C.
in 1927. He comes to Vancouver from the Montreal
District office where he spent eleven years, latterly
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The collection of Canadiana in the Library of
the University of British Columbia has been augmented by a gift of some 1100 books and pamphlets
on Canadian literature from the library of the late
A. M. Pound, it was aunotiuced from the President's
office recently.
Mr. Pound was a former Secretary of the Board
of Harbour Commissioners and was well known for
his interest in community affairs.
The presentation was made by his three daughters, Mrs. Alan B. Plant, of Ottawa; Mrs. Maurice
Dockrell of Dublin, Eire, and Lt. Marjorie Pound
who is now in the Wrens. Mrs. Plant and Lt. Pound
are U.B.C. graduates.
The Pound collection includes Canadian fiction,
essays and poetry. Mr. Pound's hobby was the collection of autographed copies of works by Canadian
writers, and his fine collection of the works of Bliss
Carman and Sir Charles G. D. Roberts is unique in
that it contains personal comments by these famous
Canadian poets. Both Bliss Carman and Charles
G. D. Roberts were intimate friends of Mr. Pound.
The Pound collection also includes many works
by Annie Charlotte Dalton, Isabel Ecclestone Mac-
Kay, Robert Allison Hood and other Vancouver
Previous to the addition of the Pound collection,
the University had already established a library of
Canadian literature through the bequests of the late
Judge F. W. Howay and Dr. Robie Reid. Their
joint contributions form a collection of considerable
distinction throughout Canada.
"The choice items of the Pound collection will
be shelved with the libraries of Dr. Reid and Judge
Howay," Dr. William Kaye Lamb, Librarian,
stated. "And these three together will form one of
the finest collections of Canadiana in existence.
"Many of the books are so rare or unusual as to
be beyond evaluation in terms of money."
A special book plate for the new collection is
being prepared.
Major-General Harry F. G. Letson, C.M.E.,
M.C, E.D., '19, returned to Vancouver for a brief
visit in October to receive the degree of Honorary
Doctor of Laws from the VJniversity. It was his
first visit of any length to the coast in over five
Major-General Letson, former officer commanding the B. C. Regiment here, rose to command the
14th Infantry Brigade here in peacetime, was appointed commander of the Vancouver and Fraser
Valley defense areas in 1939.
When the permanent Joint Defense Board was
set up in 1940 he became Canada's first military
attache to Washington, from which post he was
called to Ottawa to become adjutant-general.
His appointment as chairman of the joint staff
came in 1940. With the navy and air force members of the staff, he represents the Canadian chiefs
of staff in Washington.
A total of $60,000 in scholarships is being awarded University of British Columbia students this
year, the highest total in the University's history.
The largest number of students (158) are receiving assistance through the Dominion-Provincial
Bursary Fund and the Provincial Loan Fund. Under this scheme, students receive 60 per cent, of the
award as a bursary and 40 per cent, as a loan. The
loan is repayable commencing one year after the
applicant enters gainful employment.
Forty-one awards, totalling almost $6,000, are
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Page 37 Norman A. Robertson, '23, Under -secretary of
the Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, was
one of the ten U.B.C. grads receiving honorary degrees in October. He has recently accompanied
Prime Minister Mackenzie King on his visits to
London and Washington.
Bruce Woodsworth, '36, is a high school principal at Westbank, B.C. He has returned from three
years' service with the Royal Canadian Artillery and
the Canadian Intelligence Corps.
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He was educated at the University of British Columbia, where he was enrolled in the C.O.T.C. A
member of the 6th Field Co. R.C.E.. Col. Beeman
later joined the permanent force. He served with
the headquarters staff of the 2nd Canadian Division
Infantry in England. Later, he commanded the 4th
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Graduate Chronicle OTTAWA   NOTES
Don Smith. '31, President of the Ottawa Alumni
group, has sent some notes on the grads in Ottawa.
Don writes in part:
"It struck me that this would be an opportune
time to give an accounting of the U.B.C. grads engaged on Radar work at the National Research
Council during the war. They did a very fine job
and deserve more than the brief mention they are
"This list was furnished me by C. W. (Bill) Mc-
Leish, Sc '37, who was one of the originals of the
group. He was in fact the first 'inhabitant' of the
N.R.C. Radio Field Station, a few miles outside
Ottawa, where we visited him on New Year's Day,
1940. He was then living in one trailer and working
in a second one. If I remember correctly the floor
temperature in his "living-room" was 32 degrees
and the ceiling temperature about 80! Bill came
to N.R.C. in 1938 on a fellowship, and has been on
radar and radio development work ever since.
Art Covington, Arts '38, took his M.A. in '40 at
U.B.C. and after a year and a half of further postgrad work at Berkley, came to the N.R.C. Radio
Branch in 1942, to work on microwave research.
J. J. (Jim) Wighton, Sc. '38, was with the C.B.C.
for three years. In 1942 he obtained leave of absence to work with the Radio Research, N.R.C. Jim
has been attached to the Air Force group doing
radar development work.
Alan Staniforth, Sc. '38, has been on loan from
the C.B.C. since 1942, and has been engaged in
mechanical design with the Radio Branch.
Jack Breeze, Sc. '39, came to N.R.C. in 1940 and
is head of the Army group doing radar research. He
received his M.A.Sc. from U.B.C. in 1942.
Harry Davidson, Sc. '39, came to N.R.C. after
two years' graduate work at U.B.C. He has been
engaged in radar receiver design. Harry recently
returned to U.B.C. to take an appointment in the
Physics Department.
Gordon Davidson, Sc. '41, was engaged in radar
development work on army equipment at N.R.C.
from 1942 to 1944. He is now in the Radar Design
Branch of the R.C.E.M.E.
Pat Nasmvth, Sc. '41, ditto.
Harold Parsons, Sc. '28, came to N.R.C. in 1940
and has been head of the mechanical engineering
section of the Radio Branch.
Bob Bell, Arts '39, got his M.A. in '41 and came
to the Radio Branch to do radar antenna design.
He has now left N.R.C. on a fellowship to McGill
to work towards his Ph.D.
Tom Pepper, Arts '39, obtained his M.A. in '41
at U.B.C. and then came on to the N.R.C. Radio
Branch. He has been attached to the antenna group
doing radar antenna research, but has now left for
McGill on an N.R.C. fellowship.
Gordon Retallack, Arts '37, came to N.R.C. in
1940, and has specialized in microwave radar technique. He recently returned to U.B.C. to take an
appointment in the Physics Department.
Fred Sanders, Arts '28, is an old-timer at the N.
R.C. He has divided his time recently between the
N.R.C. Radio Branch and Research Enterprises Ltd.
in Toronto.
The following are in the news:
Jim Macdonald, Arts '38, has returned to Vancouver to practise law after two and a half years
in Ottawa.
Betty Muir Meredith, Arts '42, has just left the
Wrens and Ottawa to return to Vancouver.
Margaret Rae, Arts '38, who did a good job on
German Censorship in Ottawa, has returned to Vancouver on a trip.
Cy Smith. Sc. '37, has returned to Ottawa after
five years overseas with the Army. Brother Harold
Smith, Sc. '35, has recentlv moved to Ottawa, too.
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Page 39 U.B.C. Agreement With Victoria College
The Board of Governors of the University of
British Columbia has approved the terms of a new
agreement of affiliation with Victoria College.
The Board of School Trustees of Victoria, the
Department of Education and the University announced the completion of the new agreement recently.
Victoria College, established in 1920 by the
Board of School Trustees in affiliation with the University of British Columbia, shall remain a collegiate institution under the Board of School Trustees
but subject to the terms of the new agreement.
The new agreement provides for a Board of Administration to be known as "Victoria College
Council" composed of the President of the University of British Columbia, the Principal of Victoria
College, the Board of School Trustees, Chief Educational Officer, three members of the Board of
School Trustees, two members appointed by the
Board of Governors of the University.
The Council shall have charge of the administration of the College and this shall include the curriculum and the appointment of staff. Appointments
to the staff must receive the approval of the Board
of School Trustees but the Board of School Trustees
may not appoint any person to the staff who has
not been nominated bv the Council.
All courses above junior matriculation in the city
of Victoria shall continue to be given only in the
college. These courses may include terminal courses
as well as those for which credit can be claimed by
students continuing their education in the University. In the latter case the courses must be the same
as those given by the University of British Columbia and of the same high standard. The Senate of
the University shall be the sole judge of the standard of instruction for those courses for which University credit is given.
The existing financial arrangements for the support of the College shall be continued.
In the event of any disagreement arising between the Council and the Board of School Trustees
with regard to matters under the control of the
Council the same shall be referred to the Chancellor
of the University and the Minister of Education and
an outstanding citizen of Victoria selected by the
Board of School Trustees, who shall be the sole
judge of the matter.
The appointment of the Council will be announced at an early date. The two representatives
of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia are Dean Daniel Buchanan and Mr.
J. B. Clearihue of Victoria .
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Dear Mr. Editor:
It might be of interest to some graduates, particularly those from the Department of Chemistry, to
know where a few of the fellows are now.
Charles Brewer, '38, and Ken West, '37, both
Ph.D. from McGill, are in Sarnia, Ontario, working
for Imperial Oil. Frank Stuart, '39, Ph.D. from
Iowa, is also there. Fred Fitch, '38, Ph.D., Purdue,
is in Ottawa with the National Research Council.
Walter Ashford, '39, and Jim Pepper, '39, Ph.D.'s
from McGill, are working with the Dominion Rubber Company in Guelph, Ontario. Joe Gardner, '40.
Ph.D., McGill, and his wife, are now living in Cornwall. Len Mitchell, '40, also a Ph.D. from McGill,
is in Montreal. Joe Morgan, 41 ; Charles Potter,
'38, and Dave Waddell, '39, are at the University of
Toronto, proceeding toward the Ph.D. Vernon
Grassie, '39, and his wife, are living in Montreal.
He is at McGill, working on his Ph.D., as is also
Lionel Cox, '41. Also at McGill are Tom Bridge,
'43; "Chuck" McLean, '42; Ernest Greene, 42; Dean
Kemper, 41, and Archie Cowan, 41, proceeding toward the M.D. I happened to meet Bernard Ship-
ton, '37, on Sherbrooke Street and a day or so later
Roy Morrel, 40, on St. Catherine Street in Montreal.
I also saw Ivan Brown, '43, and Sandy Lang at the
Phi Kappa Pi house in Montreal.
For the last few years my wife (formerly Patricia St. John) and I have been living in Toronto.
I received the Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and then came to Toronto to
work with the National Research Council.
While in Toronto I saw several U.B.C. grads,
among them George Clayton, 37; Jack Leslie, 40
(now at McGill), and Stan Patterson. '43. John
Aldous, '39, and his wife (formerly Eileen Hooly
'41) are now in Halifax. John received his Ph.D.
from Toronto in June and is now on the staff of Dalhousie University. I have very recently seen Don
Stuart and Dave Tonks, '41, in Montreal. Both are
working for Defence Industries Limited. Dave
Smith, '39, and his wife and child are still in Ajax,
These are just some of the people who graduated
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has returned to Vancouver after a long period of
service overseas and has pitched into Alumni work
with great vim and vigour.
from U.B.C. in '38 to '41.    There are many others
but I'm afraid I've lost touch with them.    Perhaps
someone may know where others are.
J. A. McCARTER, '39.
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Vancouver, B. C.
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