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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        2 'Mini  ALUMNI
Vol. 10, No. 4
Winter,  1956
FRONT COVER
A Call to the Alumni
In 1958 we will
celebrate the
Golden Jubilee of
our University.
As we approach
this milestone in
the progress of
education in British Columbia, the
Alumni Association asks itself:
"How can we best
help make our
50th Anniversary
an outstanding
Nathan Nemetz, Q.C.,
B.A.'34, President
Alumni   Association
success .'
In the past few months we of the
Board of Management have been reorganising our agencies in order to
achieve a maximum of efficiency in
preparation for the events ahead of
us. To this end we have co-operated
fully with the University Administration by integrating our fund-raising-
committees. Our Alumni Development
Fund now becomes a part of the larger
all-inclusive University Development
Fund and our representatives will sit
on a newly-created U.B.C. Development Council, together with representatives of the Board of Governors,
Faculty and Friends of the University.
This initial step, we hope, will not
only co-ordinate all activities for the
soliciting of funds but will point up
the increasing importance of Alumni
giving in the future plans of the
University.
Our Association is indebted to Dr.
W. C. Gibson, Chairman of our Fund,
and to all of the Trustees, who have
made our efforts such an outstanding
success. When we consider that over
$130,000.00 has been realised this year
by the work of our Board of Directors,
it becomes apparent that the joint
fund will undoubtedly become an even
greater success.
In order to achieve this greater
result and especially to better  serve
By Nathan Nemetz
our Alumni Branches and Divisions,
we have also decided to create the
new post of Assistant Secretary, thuj
relieving some of the present heavj
load of work carried by our Secretary,
Art Sager. This post has been filled
and an account of the appointment
will be found on another page, in the
Secretary's report on Alumni Organi
sation. With this appointment we fee"
confident that the important work
of Branch and Division liaison wil"
greatly increase.
In the near future (probably ir
early 1957) we will again call upor
every Alumnus for assistance. No
institution can grow effectively anc
continue to be housed in sub-standarc
accommodation. The Government
building programme obviously is providing the barest minimum of requirements. We must insist that this
programme is expanded quickly anc'
energetically. To see this through we
must prepare ourselves for active
participation in our 50th Anniversary
Programme, the particulars of which
will be announced shortly.
We have always been proud of our
past achievements but our greatest challenge is ahead of us. Let us
therefore crown our work with ar
effort, the intensity and imagination
of which will equal the achievement
of the Great Trek.
Your individual assistance will be invaluable. At this stage each Alumnus
might well consider how he can best
make 1958 an incomparable year ir
our University's history. Your Executive will be prepared to translate into
action the wishes of the Alumni. But
your wishes must be expressed.
As Alumni we must share the responsibility with our University ir
providing the moral and intellectual
leadership so desperately necessary ir
this nuclear age. Our Golden Jubilee
will afford us that great opportunity.
U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
Published by the
Alumni Association of the University
of British Columbia
Editor:   Harry   T.   LoKan,   M.C,  M.A.
Assistant to the Editor: Sally Gallinari, B.A.'49
Board  of  Management
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President, Nathan Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34 ; Past President,
Peter Sharp, B.Com.'36 ; Second Vice-President,
Mrs. Pauline Ranta, B.A.'35, B.S.N.'39 : Third
Vice-President, Dr. M. F. McGregor, B.A.'30 ;
M.A.'31 ; Treasurer, A. P. Gardner, B.A.'37 ;
Executive    Secretary,    A.    H.    Sager,    D.F.C,
Published in Vancouver,
B.A.'38: Chronicle Editor, Harry T. Logan
M.C, M.A. ; MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: Willian
A. CRAIG. B.A.'BO, LL.B.'61 ; Miss Riks.
Wright, B.A.'33; Miss Mildred Wright, S.W
Dipl.'45 ; John Lecky, B.A.'41 ; John Ashby.
B.A.'33; Leonard B. Stacey, B.A.Sc'24. SEN
ATE REPRESENTATIVES: Miss Marjorie
Agnew, B.A.'22; The Hon. Mr. Justice A. E
Lord, B.A.'21 ; Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan.
B.A.'32, F.R.S.C, Ph.D. (Calif.)^. DEGREE
REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Ralph H
Gram, B.S.A.'37; Applied Science, M. A
Thomas, B.A.Sc'31 ; Architecture, Findlay W
Scott, B.Arch.'52 ; Arts, Mrs. Mary Robertson
B.A.'49; Commerce, T. R. Watt, B.Com.'49
Education, Robin Smith, B.A.'37, M.A.'51
Forestry, John H. G. Smith, B.S.F.'49 ; Home
Canada, and authorised as second class mail,  Post
U.B.C.'s Gold and Silver Olympic Medal Winning
Crews. From left: The Coxless Four: Archie
McKinnon, Lome Loomer, Walter D'Hondt and
Don Arnold (Stroke). The Eight: Fil Kueber,
Dick McLure, Bob Wilson, Dave Helliwell, Wayne
Pretty, Bill McKerlich, Doug McDonald, Laurie
West (Stroke, Captain), Carl Ogawa (Cox). Inset:
Frank Read  (Coach).
Contents Include: Page
A Call to the Alumni—
Nathan  Nemetz       3
Guest Editorial—
Leonard B. Stacey     5
From the Mail Bag         5
Branch News; Organisation
Changes—Art Sager         7
Graduate Profile: Homer A.
Thompson—Stuart Keate  8-9
Report on U.B.C. Development
Fund—Art Sager        10
The President Reports.         11
No News Is Good News—
David  Brock    13
The Frederic Wood Theatre—
Bice  Caple 14-15
Ten Years of Engineering
Physics—George M. Volkoff     17
Homecoming and Class
Reunions—Art Sager      18-19
Autumn Congregation—
Ed   Parker  20-21
The Role of the Private Benefactor—Dean G. C. Andrew     22
Metallurgy Building Opened—
Editor        23
Friends of the University
Library—Neal Harlow     25
Alumnae and Alumni—
Sally Gallinari 26-27
At the Sign of the Totem  28-29
The Faculty—Sally Gallinari     31
Campus News and Views—
Ian Smyth      33
Olympics Summary—R. J. Phillips    35
Obituaries     37
Births, Marriages             38
Directory of Branches     38
Economics, Mrs. A. R. Gillon, B.H.E.'48 ; Law.
William A. Craig, B.A.'50, LL.B.'Bl ; Medicine,
Dr. D. H. Zimmerman, B.A.'49, M.D.'55:
Nursing, Mrs. Shelagh Smith, B.A.Sc. (Nurs.)
'50 ; Pharmacy, Fred Wiley, B.S.P.*53 ; Physical
Education, Bob G. Hindmarch, B.P.E.'52, Social
Work, Miss Mildred Wright, S.W. Dipl.'45.
ALMA MATER SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE:  Donald  E.  Jabour,  A.M.S.   President.
Editorial   Committee
Chairman:    Nathan    Nemetz;    Members:    G.
Dudley   Darling,    A.    P.    Gardner,    Harry   T.
Logan, A.  H.  Sager,  Peter Sharp.
CHRONICLE   OFFICES
Business and Editorial Offices: 201 Brock Hall,
U.B.C,   Vancouver   8,   B.C.
Office Dept.,  Ottawa.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE io
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The past ten years have been good to British Columbia.
They've brought new businesses and industries, new jobs,
bigger pay cheques, better living.
One   of  the   big  reasons   for  B.C.'s   growth   is   a
plentiful supply of cheap electricity.  Electricity to expand
old industries and attract new ones.   Electricity to
bring better living to our homes.
During these ten busy years, the B.C. Electric
has invested some S300,000,000 to more than double the
supply of electrical power available ten years ago.
With dozens of new projects under way, and
more planned, the B.C. Electric continues to invest
in B.C.'s future.  It's doing its part to make
the next ten years just as bright,
or brighter, than the last.
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U. 8. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Editor's Page
GUEST EDITORIAL
What to do About
Homecoming?
I    suppose   the
reasons    for
having   a   Home-
i ^^^m coming ceremony
■W^'^i^^Bl on   a   University
^^ Campus are much
the same as those
which periodically
bring home members of a family,
viz., to see the
old folks and the
Leonard B. Stacey homestead,   to
keep in touch with our own generation and to meet the new.
The great difference between the
two occasions arises from the fact
that our Alma Mater is so much more
prolific than the maternal head of
our families, and it is this difference
which makes difficult duplicating on
the Campus the atmosphere of a
family gathering, and the problem
increases with the years. I am sure
however, that the successful solution
of the problem is worth a great deal
of effort both from the point of view
of the University and of her progeny.
Quite frankly, and without criticising anyone but myself, I do not
think the problem was correctly solved
this year. I say this because, in my
opinion, the number of Alumni participating was pitifully small.
I suspect that we could profitably
change our whole approach to the
matter and I will therefore make
some suggestions in the hope that
they may at least stimulate interest
and comment through the Chronicle.
My scheme visualises a Homecoming
period lasting, possibly, a week, as far
as the University is concerned. For
each Alumnus, however, with some
exceptions, his Homecoming activities
would be limited to one day.
(1) Could we programme social
events, luncheons, etc., on a Faculty
basis, and endeavor to have in attendance members of Faculty in force ?
Reduction in numbers and community
of interest suggest this arrangement.
(2) Should we have more sports
events, using intra-mural teams playing games like English Rugby, Soccer,
Grass Hockey, etc., one game a day.
(3) Should we limit our games
events   to   intra-mural   teams   only?
(4) Is a Homecoming dance the
right kind of event to bring together
Alumni of '16 with those of '56 ?
(5) If the answer to (4) is "No!",
would it be sensible to try a sit-down
dinner, on a Faculty basis, followed
by entertainment and/or short informative talks by Faculty members
and Alumni ? This sort of event would,
I think, bridge the age-gap and pro
vide opportunity for Alumni and
Faculty to talk to each other, both
formally and conversationally, about
the University in general and the
respective Faculties in particular.
Our University developed very early
in its career a style, or a tone, or
a manner, whatever it may properly
be called, which was quite distinctive
and very fine. I know that later generations of Students and Faculty are
well aware of this and have, in general, maintained its quality. The help
which Alumni can give in this regard
is important. If Homecoming can be
an event which will keep alive our
memories of the past, and at the
same time help us to discharge our
continuing obligations to our Alma
Mater, it will be worthwhile.
Leonard B. Stacey, B.A.Sc.'24,
Chairman, Alumni Association
Homecoming Committee, 1956.
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The Alumni Association President, The Board of Management, The Fund Directors, The
Executive Secretary and The
Chronicle extend to all Alumni
Ii e s t W i s he s j or a H ap p y
Christmas and a Prosperous
Nez:   Year.
Do You Receive a
"Chronicle" Regularly?
If not, it is due to one of two or
three causes. You may not be an
active member of the Alumni Assoc:-
ation, i.e. you may not have sent in
a subscription of $1.00 or more to
The U.B.C. Development Fund. Or,
you may have moved and failed to
send your new address to the Alumni
Office, Brock Hall. Or, your net
receiving the magazine may be due
to some error in the Alumni Office.
In any case, write and let us know,
and we will do our best to ensure
your getting each issue of your own
U.B.C. quarterly magazine.
The Editor extends his very grateful thanks to Alumni and other contributors, to the Executive Secretary
and his Staff, to our advertisers and
to all others who have made possible
the publication of the Chronicle fcr
another year.
We hope our readers have derived
pleasure from perusing its pages,
which have aimed at keeping our
Alumni in touch with each other and
with the changing scenes on the
Campus  of their University.
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From the Mail Bag
COBALT 60 BEAM THERAPY UNITS
"I recently caught a quick glimpse
at your Autumn 1956 issue. An article
on page 5 entitled "U.B.C. at Chalk
River" states in the third paragraph
that "Therapy Units designed and
built at Chalk River using Cobalt 60,
are now in use in many parts of the
world." May I point out that the
Beam Therapy Units were (and still
are) designed and built by the Commercial Products Division of A.E.C.L.
in Ottawa and not at the Chalk River
Project.
"The N.R.X. reactor supplies the
Cobalt 60.
"The enclosure is one of their advertising brochures.   The writer is a
former employee of the Division and
had a small part in the design of the
Cobalt 60 Beam Therapy Unit.   Some
of these units are currently installed
at the Vancouver Cancer Clinic."
Yours truly,
Keith S. Moores, B.A.Sc'52,
317 Lindsay St., Ottawa 1, Ont.
14th November, 1956.
U.B.C. NOSTALGIA
"I have received one copy of the
Chronicle and, while I always look
eagerly for news of some Alumnus
whom I may know, I am always
amazed at the reports of the activities of the vast Alumni 'family' from
U.B.C.
"It is surprising that the farther
from the University Graduates travel,
the more constant are their thoughts
of those whom they worked with
during Campus days."
Douglas Third, President, Class
of 1955, B.A.Sc'55.
Oa.^
REUNION  OF CLASS OF  1917
"I note in the Chronicle, reference
to the reunion of the Class of 1916
and a social gathering on the day of
last spring's graduation ceremonies.
I am wondering if a precedent was
established that day and if succeeding
classes will be so recognised. I know
that every year for some years there
has been the nature of a reunion of
all "Grads" at Homecoming time, but
that has been at a time of year when
the Vancouver weather is not so likely
to attract folks from other parts
because it is too far removed from
the regular vacation season."
(signed)   Laura  M.   Swadell,   B.A.'17.
(Mrs. Eric E. Swadell  (nee Laura
Pim I,     c/o     Chaplain's     Branch,
A. P. O.     742,     Postmaster,     New
York,   N.Y.I
(Because   of   the   outstanding   success   of   the
Fortieth    Anniversary    Reunion    of   the   Class
of   1916,   as   one  of   the   events   connected   with
the   1956  graduation  exercises   in   May   of  this
year,    the    University    Administration    is    considering   whether   this   occasion,   so   happy   for
all   concerned,   might   not   be   repeated   in   1957
and    in    succeeding   years,    as    Mrs.    Swadell's
letter  suggests.    Graduates   of   1917   are  invited
to  send  their  views  on   this   matter  to   Arthur
Sager,    Executive    Secretary,     Alumni     Office,
Brock Hall. I—Ed.
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U. B. C    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        6 Branches
OTTAWA
The first meeting of the 1956-57
season was held at H.M.C.S. Carleton
on November 7th. Sixty-five Alumni
attended to hear Dr. A. E. "Dal"
Grauer, B.A.'25, give a personalised
account of the hearings of the Gordon
Commission. Dr. Grauer described the
Commission's "Great Trek," first to
the Aklavik area, next to the Atlantic
Seaboard and then westwards, Province by Province, to B.C. before concluding its hearings in Ottawa. He
coupled a capsule description of each
region's economy with anecdotes concerning the hearings and the combination of humour and information was
much enjoyed. Dr. Grauer, who was
recently appointed to the Board of
Governors, did not miss this opportunity of outlining, as well, U.B.C.'s
financial needs for both capital and
operating accounts.
S. D. C. (Don) Chutter, B.Com.'44,
is President of the Ottawa Branch.
In his report of the meeting he noted
that members had agreed to use any
surplus funds accruing at the end of
the year to purchase books for the
U.B.C. Library. For this kind thought,
sincere thanks are extended from
Librarian, Mr. Neal Harlow!
VICTORIA
"The Friendliest, Best Get-
Together of the
Year" ■— the Annual "Varsity
Trek" Ball — was
held in the Grand
Ballroom of the
Empress Hotel
on Friday, November 9. The
Chronicle Editor
and Executive
Secretary attended and report
that the advance publicity of the
affair was in no way over-stated. A
large number of Grads attended and
it was a very happy party.
A sad note from Victoria preceded
this annual event. Neil Neufeld, President of the Branch, was stricken with
polio a few days after attending the
Board of Management Meeting in
Vancouver on October 17. Our last
report tells of a good recovery. We
join with many others in extending to
Neil sympathy and good wishes.
Dick Falconer took over the helm
in Neil's absence, completing the
arrangements for the Ball with the
following Committee members: Wilf
Pendray, Constance Holmes, Anna
Wooton, Bill Gaddes and Bill
McCubbin.
EDMONTON
Dr. Bill Dixon, acting Head of
Social Work, addressed the Edmonton
Council of Community Services on
November   16th.    While   in  Alberta's
Constance Holmes
Secretary, Victoria
Branch
capital he was entertained at lunch
by Al Westcott, President, and members of the Branch Executive.
SEATTLE
Dean G. C. Andrew, Deputy to the
President, Edwin Parker (U.B.C.
Information Officer) and the Executive Secretary attended the Annual
Dinner Meeting of the Branch on
November 28th in the Benjamin
Franklin Hotel.
The following were present: Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Archibald, Mr. and
Mrs. Stan Arkley, Mr. Robert M.
Bone, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boroughs,
Mrs. Fredena Capretto, Miss Ethne
Carr, Mr. and Mrs. William Chase,
Miss Nora J. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Creelman, Mr. and Mrs. John
M. Gunn, Mr. and Mrs. Webb Heaslip,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hunt, Mrs. Norma
Isaacson, Miss Sophie Laddy, Dr. and
Mrs. Fred Laird, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Montgomery, Mrs. J. W. Neilson, Miss
Elizabeth Norie, Dr. and Mrs. Alfred
Ogilvie, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rosene,
Mr. and Mrs. William Russell, Dr. M.
Share, Mr. Waldo R. Tobler, Mr. W. C.
Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williamson.
* # #
Alumni  Organisation  Changes
TASKS OF BRANCHES AND DIVISIONS
The Alumni Association has a
potential "active" membership of some
25,000 former students. They constitute the University's most important
and influential group of supporters.
It is safe to assume that most o:'
these Alumni retain an interest in
U.B.C; that they are willing to help
others obtain the benefits of higher
education which they enjoy, and willing to help the University extend
these benefits to all capable and deserving young people. In other words,
we believe that most Alumni would
be ready and willing—were ways to
be found—to participate more directly
than they are now doing in the development and extension of higher
education in B.C. and elsewhere.
There is a problem, however — a
problem of numbers. How can one
organisation, the Alumni Association,
bring about the active participation
in support of U.B.C. of its ever-
increasing membership? This membership cuts across all age, class and
degree groups and is spread from
Vancouver to virtually all countries
of the globe.
Co-ordinated decentralisation o:°
Alumni activity appears to offer the
only solution. This has been the aim
of the Association's Board of Management over the past few years as
indicated by the encouragement given
to Class Reunions, Degree Divisions
and Branches. Some Divisions ■—
notably Nursing, Social Work, Home
Economics and, more recently, Architecture—have established fairly effective organisations, and some Branches
have done likewise. In both cases,
however, successful implementation of
a consistent programme has been
difficult because  of  inadequate  guid
ance and service from Alumni Headquarters, and lack of purposeful integration of the Branch and Division
programmes.
MORE HELP FROM ASSOCIATION H.Q.
This admission of inadequacy does
not include lack of interest or concern;
past Executives have given a great
deal of thought to the problem and
have allocated as much money and
staff to its solution as a tight budget
would permit. In recent months the
subject has been placed high on the
agenda of monthly meetings and in
current planning of the University's
Development Programme emphasis
has been given to the importance of
Alumni work in this field.
Discussions were continued from the
full meeting of the Board of Management on October 17 to the last meeting of the Executive on November 15
and at this meeting two decisions were
taken which are of the utmost importance :
(1) That an Assistant Secretary
(male) should be appointed to assist
the Executive Secretary in the promotion of Division, Branch and other
Alumni activity outside the area of
fund-raising.
(2) That a Committee be formed,
under the chairmanship of Mr. Walter
Scott, Architecture Division President,
to investigate Branch and Division
activities, to recommend programmes
and methods of integrating more
closely Branches and Divisions with
the parent organisation.
APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
In pursuance of these decisions,
Mr. Peter Krosby, B.A.'55, has been
appointed Administrative Assistant
to the Executive Secretary. Peter is
presently completing an M.A. Thesis
in International Studies. He received
his early schooling in Norway, including two University years in Oslo.
While at U.B.C. he has been Chairman of the W.U.S. Committee, Vice-
President of the United Nations and
Newman Clubs, and active in the work
of International House.
It is the hope of the Association
Executive that the appointment of an
Assistant Secretary and the report of
this Committee will together make
possible a fuller and more profitable
utilisation of Alumni interest and a
much wider participation of Alumni
everywhere in the development of
U.B.C. —A. H. S.
Players Club Alumni
The next play to be produced by
the Players' Club Alumni will be
Anton Chekov's 'The Cherry Orchard'
It will appear in mid-February under
direction of John Brockington, B.A.'53.
Remember Inter-University Ball
Boxing Day, December 26
at the Commodore
Telephone Alumni  Office for Tickets
AL. 4200
Table   Reservations   at  the   Commodore,   PA.   7838
U. B. C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Stoa of Attalos Museum; looking S.E. Towards the Akropolis, with Mt.  Hymettos in the Background.   September 4,  1956.
Graduate Profile—
Homer A. Thompson
By Stuart Keate, B.A.'35
THOMPSON, PROFESSOR HOMER ARMSTRONG, Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton, New Jersey. CLASSICAL ARCHEOLOGY. Born Devlin, Ontario, Sept. 7, 11106.
B.A. British Columbia 1925, M.A. 1927, LL.D.
1949, Ph.D. Michigan 1929. Instructor Classics,
British Columbia, 1925-27, Assistant Professor
Classical Archaeology, Toronto, 1933-41, Associate Professor 1941-40, Professor Art and
Archaeology and Head of Department 1946-47 ;
Field Director, Agora Excavations, American
School of Classical Studies, Athens 1945—;
Professor Classical Archaeology, Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton, 1947—. Assistant
Director and Curator, classical collection. Royal
Ontario Museum, 1933-47. Fellow, American
School of Classical Studies 1929-39. Lieutenant
R.C.N.V.R., 1942-45. Archaeological Institute
of America I Vice-Pres. 1938-46), Numismatic-
Society, Historical Society, German Archaeological Institute, Hellenic Society, F.R.S.C,
Fellow British Academy. Freeman of the city
of   Athens   1956.
The factor which first attracted
Homer Thompson to Archaeology as
a lifetime work was a sense of continuity, the bridging of the gap between ancient and modern times. He
recalls that his father and mother
"urged him gently in the direction of
Classics"—to use his phrase—but at
the University of British Columbia
in the early 20's he came under the
influence  of three  Professors  —  Dr.
! This Profile study was prepared by Stuart
Keate as the second of two C.B.C. Broadcast
Talks, the first of which was delivered on
October 29, after the 7:00 p.m. news. The
turn of political events abroad crowded the
second talk off the C.B.C. programme. It
has now been edited for Chronicle readers
by Malcolm McGregor, B.A.'30, M.A.'31,
Head of the U.B.C.  Department of Classics.
Homer  Thompson   at  his   Work  as   Field   Director
in  the Agora, Spring,  1950.
Lemuel Robertson, Dr. Otis Todd and
Col. Harry Logan — who made the
subject a challenging and worthwhile
study.
Old classmates say that Freshman
Thompson, a product of Chilliwack,
B.C., turned up for his first lectures
in short trousers. This was too much
for U.B.C.'s hairy-eared Engineers,
who fell on the 15-year-old student,
de-bagged him, and hoisted the offending shorts on an outside pulley beam
in the gable of the old Fairview
Physics building, where they fluttered
ominously to other callow Freshmen.
Thoughtfully, the Engineers supplied Thompson with a pair of dungarees, which he wore about the
Campus for some time. After this
unprepossessing start, the boy from
Chilliwack rallied. He made the Track
Team, acted as business manager for
Student Publications, and was an early
member of the Classics Club.
At the age of 19 he graduated with
First-Class Honours and became the
only teen-aged instructor in Classics
in Canada. Thirty years later, his
Alma Mater called him home, as one
of the world's great Archaeologists,
to award him an honorary degree.
In the meantime he had been named
a Fellow of the American School of
Classical Studies in Athens; had met
and married a Bryn Mawr girl named
Dorothy Burr who was also busily
engaged in turning up history with
a pick. Mrs. Thompson has since
observed that it's a fine thing being
married to an Archaeologist: an Archaeologist is among the few husbands
whose interest in you increases as you
grow older.
This union led, in time, to a hus-
band-and-wife relationship perhaps
unique in the annals of Canadian
scholarship. In due course Dr. Thompson became Head of the Department
of Art and Archaeology at the U. of
T.; as a Special Lecturer his wife was
junior to him. But at the Royal
Ontario Museum of Archaeology in
Toronto in 1946-47 she was Acting
Director and he, as Curator of the
classical section, took orders from her.
The relationship, nonetheless, has
been harmonious. Dorothy Thompson
has not only found time to raise three
daughters but has been an immense
help to her husband in the field. It
was   she   who  found   evidence   of  an
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE authentic temple-garden adjoining the
Hephaisteion in Athens and future
landscaping (at a cost of $100,000)
will rely heavily on her research.
She has also become an authority on
terra-cotta figurines and will write the
definitive work when the Agora finds
are published.
The Thompsons spend six months
out of each year in Athens, the rest
of the time in Princeton, collating
their work. The ideal digging season
is in the spring, when the weather in
Greece is settled but not too hot.
At the top of the post-war crew
of 75 is a hard core of four or five
veteran scholars. Around them are
perhaps a dozen advanced classical
students, selected for special talents
in processing, cataloguing, drawing,
photography, and supervising the digs
in their respective fields.
Usually there are about ten Greek
technicians: menders, workers in ceramics, cleaners, carpenters, photographic assistants, and so on. The rest
are Greek manual labourers, who work
eight hours a day for 45,000 drachmae,
or about $1.50.
Dr. Thompson ranges about the site
of the Agora, usually wearing a broad-
brimmed straw hat. He puts in a
twelve-hour day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
keeping a careful eye cocked on the
'dig house," where specimens are
washed, cleaned and mended, and
occasionally answering the staggering
questions put to him by tourists.
Not long ago, a woman, impressed
by the nothing-new-under-the-sun
quality of objects removed, approached
Thompson and said: "Tell me, Doctor
—did they have Super-Markets in the
old days?"
"No madam," he replied, "but it
would be quite accurate to say that
they had Chain Stoas."
The task of removing huge quantities of earth from a stratified site,
in the heart of a city of one million
people, is extremely delicate. Once
the earth is hauled away, at 50 cents
Dr. and Mrs. Homer Thompson with their Daughters
Hilary,   Hope  and   Pamela,   Athens,  Sept.   3,   1956.
a cubic metre, the basic evidence is.
destroyed.
A few years ago an enterprising
American firm offered to do the job
with bull-dozers but Dr. Thompson
turned them down. He is inclined to
believe that the antiquities fare better
by the ancient method of pick-and-
shovel.
In the process of "feeling their way
through history," the excavators expect to find bed-rock at a maximum
of 40 feet, during which they will
pass through the Turkish, Byzantine,
Roman, Classical Greek, prehistoric
Greek and Neolithic periods. But they
keep going even after hitting bedrock
and find a rich source of material in
the graves and tombs of the Bronze
and early Iron ages.
Actually, these houses and cities do
not sink beneath the earth's surface,
Dr. Thompson explains; the earth
rises above them. After each invasion,
the ruined buildings were levelled of
and new buildings set on top of them.
Something of the same thing is going
on in every Canadian city today, as
you can realise when you think of the
number of business places and so-
called basement apartments belov/
ground level.
Richest veins of source-material
thus far tapped have been wells,
tombs, graves and portraits, all of
which combine to give an astonishingly complete picture of life in
ancient Athens.
The sequence of wells begins in the
Neolithic period about 3000 B.C., and
continues down to 1931, when Dr.
Thompson began digging.
Careless housemaids, dropping one
or two objects a year, all unwittingly
did their bit for posterity. Among
recent discoveries was a fine lamp,
typical of those used during Christ's
time, with its charred wick still in
place. Homer Thompson reasons that
the lamp slipped out of a servant's
hand when he was fetching a pail of
water, and was preserved in nature's
deep freeze.
In the summer of 1932, an amazing
incident occurred: the excavators were
clearing an ancient well that had beet
filled up in the early fifth century B.C.
One workman, as usual, was down in
the shaft loosening the earth and
dumping it into a hucket which was
hauled up by windlass.
To his surprise—and indignation—
one of the surface workers found in
the bucket a fragment of ancient
pottery with the name "Aristeides"
scratched on it; it so happened that
this was also the name of the worker
down the shaft.
In strong language, the man at the
well-head shouted to his colleague
below that it was strictly against the
rules of the School to write his name
on any antique. In an equally violent
defence, the labourer protested his
innocence.
Dr. Thompson was called in to arbitrate. He quickly realised that the
letter forms were those of the early
fifth century B.C. and that the name
Opening    Day    at    the   Stoa.      From    Right:    His
Majesty   King   Paul;   Mrs.   Ward   Canaday,  Wife  ot
Chairman,   American   School   of   Classical   Studies;
Dr.   Homer Thompson.
on the potsherd belonged to the
Aristeides banished by ostracism in
482 B.C. because—as one of his critics
explained—"I was tired of hearing
him called "The Just."
This bit of pottery, called ostrakon
by the Greeks, had clearly been one
of the ballots used on that memorable
day in the Agora over 2400 years
before. This was the first of the 1200
ostraka eventually taken out of the
ground in the Agora.
One day in 1948 a colleague named
Mabel Lang remarked to Homer
Thompson that it would be a fine
thing if the Stoa of Attalos could be
reconstructed, just as it appeared a
century before Christ. She was half-
joking; but the Canadian scholar took
her seriously. This became his greatest challenge.
A few days ago it was realised. The
job of reconstruction took five years,
and cost almost S2 millions, half of it
contributed by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Quite appropriately, the official dedication address was given — in the
presence of the King and Queen of
Greence — by Homer Thompson, the
boy from Chilliwack, who said: "It is
in a spirit of gratitude for our heritage from ancient Athens that we
have undertaken to restore King
Attalos' building."
Surely this is one of the strangest
—and most inspiring—stories in the
history of Canadian scholarship. Here
was a linking of young and old cultures, made possible by mutual expressions of affection and respect.
Homer Thompson says that his work
in Athens is not done. There is a
corollary task of writing and publishing, at an estimated cost of $200,000,
some 20 volumes, covering the school's
25 years of research. Dr. Thompson
and his wife will write perhaps a
third of this work.
And when the Agora record is
secure, Homer Thompson will turn to
new sites, which will keep him busy
for   longer   than  he   dares   prophesy.
With a mystical, far-away look he
says: "There are many sections left
in Athens of which we are woefully
ignorant."
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE A Good Year for U.B.C. Development Fund
NEW  DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAMME
By the time this report (prepared
on November 19) reaches Chronicle
readers, the 1956 appeal of the U.B.C.
Development Fund will be nearing its
end.
1956 has been an important year
in Fund activities because it has
seen the establishment of a new programme of University fund-raising.
Commencing in January, a Development Office will take over the task of
co-ordinating all sources of financial
revenue outside Government grants.
All donations will be recorded through
this office and the Board of Governors
will assume the present role of the
"Trustees of the "U.B.C. Development
Fund."
By Arthur Sager
The success of the U.B.C. Development Fund, as operated under Alumni
auspices, has been the major factor in
bringing about this integrated development programme. From its inception
in 1948 as an Alumni annual giving
programme, the Fund has grown and
expanded to the point where it is now
attracting widespread support for
many projects from corporations,
organisations, companies and the
general  public.
In the new all-inclusive development
programme, Alumni Annual Giving,
under the sponsorship of the Association, will take on an even more
important role. Contributions, large
and small, from thousands of Alumni,
are often referred to as "seed money"
because    indirectly    they     stimulate
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All records but one have been
broken in the 1956 Fund campaign.
Total donations from Alumni and
friends to November 15 amounted to
$123,193.45, exceeding by $43,000 the
total fund receipts for 1955. With
other contributions in sight, there
is a possibility that the final total
at December 31st will he close to
$150,000.
A less cheerful note is struck, however, in the mid-November report by
Dr. W. C. Gibson, and Mr. John West,
Fund Co-Chairmen. While most special
objectives have obtained Alumni
support, there has been a decrease in
"free money" donations. All such non-
earmarked contributions are allocated
by the Trustees to Alumni Regional
Scholarships and to the other Major
Objectives of the current drive.
Most important continuing Major
Objective is "The President's Fund"
which is used by Dr. MacKenzie to
finance special projects not covered
in the budget, and to meet many
emergency needs. Fund Directors had
hoped that $25,000 might have been
recommended for allocation to this
Fund in 1956; to date, only $13,000
has been received for such purposes.
The needs for 'free money" are
many and pressing. All Alumni who
have not as yet contributed to the
Development Fund are urged to do
so before December 31st, and unless
they are supporting a special project,
they are asked to mark their cheque
simply: "U.B.C. Development Fund."
Address it to 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C.
A receipt for income tax purposes
will be returned promptly.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
io The President Reports—
The Universities' Crisis a Challenge to Canada
Dear Alumni:
The Prime Minister's announcement
of the Federal Government's plans
for University assistance, made before
the National Conference of Canadian
Universities in Ottawa, on Monday,
November 12, is so important for all
of us that I have decided to repeat
on this page a radio address which I
gave on Friday, November 16, in
which I dealt with the crushing
financial burden, borne by all our
Universities, and the serious consequences for Canada if this burden is
not promptly and effectively relieved.
"The crisis, which I prefer to call
the challenge, to the people and Universities of Canada, grows out of three
facts or circumstances. First is the
rapid increase in our population, due
to immigration and more particularly
to a high birth-rate during the war
and post-war years. This means that,
each year, the number of young men
and women demanding a University
education is increasing rapidly. By
1965 our student population, on a
conservative estimate, will be more
than double its present stee. This is
a fact.
Secondly, the international situation
and the state of our own industrial
and commercial development is such
that we will need, and do need today,
far more trained and educated young
men and women than we can possibly
prepare in our Universities with our
present facilities and Teaching Staff.
In the third place, the general interest in higher education is increasing.
There are at least three times as
many young people with the intellectual capacity for higher education
than there are presently in our Universities, and it is almost certain
that, in place of the 7 to 9 per cent
of the age group 18 to 21 now seeking
higher education, we will find, in a
few years time, up to 15 or 18 per cent
of that same age group trying to enter
our Universities.
To meet this challenge, we have in
Canada a group of Universities whose
facilities are already inadequate and
overtaxed. My own, the University of
British Columbia, for example, has
this year 7,623 students. Last year,
we had 6,358, so we have nearly 1,300
additional this year. Much of our
accomodation is of a very temporary
and inadequate nature. We still use,
for instance, over 300 former army
huts brought to our Campus to serve
the veteran students of World War II.
Our Staffs have been struggling with
one emergency after another ever
since 1939 and they are beginning to
be tired.
All this suggests that the problems
confronting the Universities are beyond their capacities to solve or to
deal with alone.  This I know is true.
But these problems are not beyond
the capacity or the resources of the
peoples of the Province or the Government of Canada, if they take them
seriously. By this I mean that most
of our problems, that is our University problems, are financial ones, and
they can be met and solved if we are
given the money we need and must
have, and if we are given that money
soon enough.
Compared with other government expenditures, our requirements, though
large compared with our present income, are small in the total picture or
statement of government expenditure.
At present, for instance, the Provincial grants to Universities comprise
less than 3 per cent of the total
Provincial expenditures, and less than
one-tenth of the expenditure on Roads.
The expenditure of the Federal government on Defence is very great,
perhaps over one and three quarter
billions each year. Now Roads and
Defence are necessary, and it may be
that we, the Universities, are not as
important as either of these,—though
the few tens of millions we will need
are but peanuts compared to the
hundreds of millions spent on these
other items. But if that be the view
of the Canadian people, that is, that
Roads and Defence are important and
Universities are not, then they must
accept as a fact that their children
will not get a University education,
and their industries, schools, professions, businesses, armed forces and
government will not be supplied with
the personnel they need.
What I really mean, is that this
crisis we face is too big for the Universities alone and on their own to
handle or deal with as they have dealt
with other problems in the past. We
just can't alone and on our own cope
with it. Governments and business
must come in and help us, and help
us in a serious and generous fashion;
otherwise our battle to deal adequately
with increasing enrolments is lost
before it really gets started. This is
the central and the most important
of the problems that we have been
discussing at the Conference.
On Monday night of this week, the
Prime Minister of Canada, the Right
Honourable Louis St. Laurent, in
perhaps the most important address
ever given to an audience of University representatives, promised that his
Government would come to our aid,
and to the aid of the Arts, Letters,
Humanities and Social Sciences in a
generous fashion. He told us that the
Federal grant to the Universities
would be doubled. He also told us
that the Canada Council would be
established and given $100,000,000 to
administer, $50,000,000 by way of endowment for the Arts,  Letters,  and
President MacKenzie, with Captain J. D. Birch,
D.S.C, Introduces Display of Australian Paintings
on  board "Orcades" at Vancouver, Oct.  22, 1956.
Sciences, and $50,000,000 to be distributed among the Universities to help
with their capital needs, that is to add
to their buildings and other facilities.
For these generous gifts we are
grateful beyond words, and these
monies will enable us to enlarge our
services, and to strengthen and improve our work, and generally to
prepare to meet our difficult future
problems with courage and with a
good heart, provided—and this is of
the utmost importance—provided that
our Provincial Government and our
other sources of revenue do not assume
that their normal and proper responsibilities to the Universities have been
discharged, and so fail to continue to
increase the grants made us, as these
become necessary. If they do this,
that is if they refuse or fail to continue their normal grants and gifts
and to increase these in the usual way,
as enrolments increase or services are
added or expanded, then the contributions of the Federal government
might just as well not have been made,
for we, the Universities, will be no
better off and our problems no nearer
solution.
In that case, there is nothing we can
do, save carry on as at present giving
increasingly inadequate services, in
obsolete and run down facilities to a
strictly limited number of our young
people—less than half of those wanting it — and watching with sadness
and regret while our country falls
farther and farther behind in the
parade of the nations. In which case,
we will indeed become "hewers of
wood and drawers of water" for our
more dynamic and realistic neighbours
to the South."
I feel sure that the University of
British Columbia may count upon all
our Alumni, wherever they may be, to
use their best endeavors and influence
in helping our University along the
difficult  road  that lies  ahead  of  us.
Yours sincerely,
tftnry+flM^ f^tyy^
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ever before . . . and better paying jobs. In rural areas,
too, wherever the power lines run, you'll find prosperous farms and greater living comfort. And in offices
and homes, everywhere, electric power makes life
easier and more enjoyable.
Since 1945, the demand for electricity has almost
doubled and it is expected to double again within the
next ten years. Keeping pace with this ever-increasing
demand reflects great credit on Canada's power companies. Their engineers have changed the age-old
courses of rivers, have tunnelled through mountains,
created immense reservoirs and built massive dams to
harness the energy of rushing water.
Other sources of energy being used increasingly
Over 90% of Canada's output of electricity is developed
by water power. In some areas however, all the usable
water power resources have been put to work, or soon
will be. To help meet future needs, engineers are turning
their attention more and more to other sources of energy
to operate steam or gas-driven turbine-generators.
The gas turbine is one of the newer methods of
converting heat to electrical energy. Low-grade oil
or natural gas is mixed with compressed air in a combustion chamber and the force of the resulting exhaust
gases turns the turbine which drives the generator.
Canadian General Electric is supplying gas turbines for
a new station in British Columbia, which will be one
of the largest of its kind in the world.
Canada's first atomic electric power plant being built
Canada's first atomic electric power plant being built
near Chalk River, Ontario, by Canadian General Electric
together with Atomic Energy of Canada and Ontario
Hydro, signifies new horizons in the generation of
electric power. The engineering knowledge and
experience gained will be freely available to the nation's
power companies.
For over 60 years Canadian General Electric has built
much of the vast amount of equipment needed to
generate, transmit and distribute electricity . . . and the
wide variety of products that put electricity to use in
homes and industry. There are over three times as
many C.G.E. employees today as there were in 1939.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE:        12 NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
By David Brock
LAKE  KUKMAFINNINHADDI_ N.S.
(NNGN News Service)
The Canadian
Conference of
the Professors'
Union continued
to-day amid
scenes of pageantry, optimism,
despair, apathy,
rage, oratory,
mumbling, and a
bad fall of psychological roof
caused by subsidence of the agen-
Finds  the World Mildly
Amusing
da. Dr. J. Framley Clott, professor of
physics at Crukut College and leader
of a splinter group known as the Cru-
kuts Clan, walked out of the meeting
last night, shouting "There seems to
be a perpetual motion before the
assembly." Another group, led by Dr.
Blennimore Roop, well-known radio
expositor and head of the Department
of Punditry at Manalskatchitario, also
walked out. One of these walking
delegates was heard to cry, "This is
nothing but a talkathon," an expression which drew a sharp rebuke from
a professor of Greek.
SAVANT  RAPS  TV   HATERS
One of the highlights of this morning's meeting was an address by Dr.
Trampion Fabella, noted methodolo-
gist.    Dr.   Fabella   declared   himself
entirely in favor of teaching by means
of television wherever possible. "In
the old days," he said "education
depended on the meeting of mind with
mind. This was seldom satisfactory.
It usually resulted in a two-man mass
hysteria shared by teacher and pupil.
"If the professor was right, as sometimes happened, even in professors
over 30, he had a bad tendency to believe in the student who was wrong, if
only to keep an open mind and march
with the times. On the other hand, if
the professor was wrong, as occasionally happened even with lecturers
under 25, a student in the same room
with him fell under his spell at once.
Both these unhappy results can be
avoided by television.
Also, television is far better equipped than is the classroom for giving
the student a smattering of practically
everything. When the student feels
he knows practically everything, this
gives him a sense of well-being and
a confident insolence which will serve
him well in a world where self-
assurance is 75%  of the struggle."
After begging the indulgence of the
meeting for quoting anybody who
is so discredited as to be dead, Dr.
Fabella mentioned the sad case of
Lord Melbourne, who said: "I wish
I was as cocksure of anything as
Macaulay is of everything." The
speaker said it was easy to see
Melbourne had lacked a television set.
In closing, Dr. Fabella said that per
sonal contact and constant application
can make a student far too self-
conscious. This ends in the exaggerated self-observation of obsessional-
neurotic psychopaths, he said. "His
strings of intentionality become so
tight, they snap through hypertonia
of consciousness," he said. "This can
never happen to a man lying on a
sofa watching a television screen sideways. There is little or no danger
of afferent impressions becoming psychologically incandescent in his
central nervous system." (Prolonged
applause.)
LAUDS YOUTH
"The young of to-day are the same
as the young of any other age," the
conference was told by Dr. Latimer
Shunt, famed intellectual pacifist. "We
may shudder a little when children
knock down complete strangers and
kick them in the face, but after all,
when I was young, I not only stole
jelly beans but ate them. What's the
difference?" Here he was interrupted
by Dr. Hereward Spinney, who said
"I did most of the things my children
do. But I expected to be criticised if
caught. My children do not. I call
that a difference." Dr. Spinney was
impeached for aggression and the
barbaric use of force, and was ejected
to prevent his being lynched.
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U    B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Frederic Wood Theatre
From Coffee Bar to Playhouse
With Spotlights on the Town
By Bice Caple, President Players' Club Alumni
In 1952, when the veterans of the
Second World War left the Campus
newly armed with scrolls of sheepskin, the army huts which had served
as lecture rooms, dormitories and
canteens during the post-war emergency began gradually to be removed.
As the wreckers approached the T-
shaped canteen at the end of the
University Boulevard, Miss Somerset
cried "Halt!". In a moment of magic,
a flash of vision, Dorothy turned that
canteen into a theatre. Like Cinderella's fairy godmother, she used her
magic wand—the name of Frederic
Wood.
OLD FRIENDS RALLY
President MacKenzie postponed the
removal of the canteen to give Dorothy
a limited time to try to raise enough
money for the conversion. Old Players'
Club members, parents of Old Players'
Club members, old students, particularly of the Engish novel and of
playwriting, and other old friends of
Frederic Wood received a letter from
Dorothy. I use the word "old" to
express both time and endearment,
for these "old" friends responded
immediately to the appeal, eager to
build a workshop theatre on the
Campus to be named in honour of
Frederic Wood.
With her magic wand, Dorothy
raised §3,500.00. Seventy people became subscribing patrons, invited to
the "first night" of every regular
production. $1,500.00 more was contributed to the Alumni Fund, earmarked for the theatre. The University gave $2,500.00 and the canteen
became the coach that was to carry
live theatre, the Cinderella of show
business, on her way.
DOROTHY SOMERSET PLANS
Where is she going ? What was
Dorothy's vision of the progress of
live theatre in the "Frederic Wood"?
Professor   Emeritus   F.   G.   C.   Wood    (Left)    and
Professor    Earle    Birney   at   Opening    of    Frederic
Wood Theatre,  December 6,  1952.
Dorothy  Somerset,  A.B. ( Radcliffe), Associate   Professor of Engiish, Assistant Professor of Dramatics,
Department of Extension.
What did she want to accomplish
there ? Dorothy believes, as Moliere
did, that the theatre is the "lay
pulpit." "I am not a church-goer,"
she said once in a lecture to the
Vancouver Institute, "I am a theatregoer." The theatre to her is a place
in which to seek "the habitual vision
of greatness," a place where one may
stride across the centuries and tap the
wit and wisdom of great minds as it
is expressed by men and women of
imagination and  dramatic  skill.
The "lay pulpit," unlike the "ecclesiastical pulpit" may be merry, satirical,
ribald or bawdy. It may move its
"congregation" with equal propriety
to tears or belly-laughter. It is more
concerned with man as he is than
with man as he should be. Both
pulpits, however, in their truest fulfilment, strike a spark of humanity
which lights the way of the human
spirit. This is the kind of theatre
that Dorothy is working towards on
the Campus.
The impulse which drove her to
seize the canteen in 1952 was the crying need for space; space to rehearse,
uninterrupted by bell and blackboard;
space where scenery and borrowed
period furniture could be set and left,
safe from the invasion of pep-meetings
and the discarded pickles of the casual
luncher. She needed a Vancouver
home for the Holiday Theatre, Joy
Coghill's experiment in playing to
small children, then touring the Province and the Elementary Schools of
the city. She wanted a studio in which
to teach drama, and to train the actor
to achieve the supple grace of an
expressive and responsive body, which
is the instrument of his imagination
and feeling.
Finally, Dorothy wanted a small
theatre, inexpensive to run, but equipped with the simple essentials, where
playwrights could work on their plays
in production, and experienced directors could direct fine plays of the past
and the present, with the best actors
available in Vancouver. The plays
which Dorothy deemed worthy in
such a programme were not necessarily too "high-brow" for the regular
theatre-goer. Many of them are being
presented in professional theatres, but
they do not reach us. Some are too
intimate to be effective in the large
commercial theatre, and can be staged
to perfection for a small audience so
close to the scene that voice and
gesture need hardly be magnified.
ADULTS GET A  NURSERY
A building to house such various
expressions of fact and fancy, must
be as flexible as a nursery, where
the table, up-ended, may be fort or
four-masted schooner. With Dorothy's
master-planning a nursery is just
what the Frederic Wood Theatre has
turned out to be. It is an adult's place
to play, in the truest sense of recreation and self-expression. The tiered
seats stand on platforms in moveable
sections, and may be re-arranged like
toy-blocks for seating or scenery. The
trunk of the T-shaped building holds
foyer, audience and stage, and the
branches hide sets, properties, lighting
and two small dressing-rooms. The
"dressing-up box" is there, too, and
the nursery cupboards, filled with
fantastic adult playthings which must
be put away when play-time is over.
The cost of upkeep of such a building-
is   small;   the  heat  does  not  have  to
Three members of the cast of "Robin Hood",
current Holiday Theatre Production: From Right:
Robin Hood, (Lee Taylor); Friar Tuck, (Bob
Read); Little John, (Mike Matthews). With them
are Mrs. Jessie Richardson, Director of this Play
(Right)  and Mrs. John Thorne   (nee Joy Coghill).
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
14 Rodney Ackland's "The Old  Ladies", season  1954-
55.     From   Left:   Verlie   Cooter,   Gaye   Scrivener,
Myra  Benson.
reach peeling cherubs on the dome,
and the janitor's wide cleaning-brush
quickly covers the green-painted floor.
This tiny theatre holds 123 and is
gradually being equipped with the
necessities of dramatic production,
as gifts from Alumni and friends
make it possible. Darkness provided
a curtain for the first performances
—an eerie state of affairs which was
as fascinating to the peering audience
as it was complicated for the scene-
shifters. The stage is now fitted with
curtains, a cyclorama and, thanks to
the advice of Tommy Lea, a versatile
lighting system. A present from an
Alumna last summer installed lighted
make-up mirrors. Cupboards are still
urgently needed for the growing
"wardrobe" to which so many people
have contributed their moth-balled
treasures.
There is a shed behind the theatre
for storing furniture, and Miss Somerset would welcome pieces which are
not suitable in modern houses, or no
longer strong enough for use. Such
properties are hard to find and expensive to rent, and the theatre is willing
to buy them at a modest price. Oh,
for a chaise longue!
TEEN-AGERS TRAIN TOO
The "Frederic Wood" knows no
vacations; it is occupied all the year
round, fulfilling its well-planned purposes. In summer and winter it is
used for regular courses in drama,
and is the English Department's workshop for student shows of such magnitude and complexity as Anouilh's
"The Infernal Machine" and Shaw's
'Back to Methuselah."
Every Saturday morning of the
school year, there are classes in
creative dramatics, started several
years ago at the request of Parent-
Teacher Associations. Miss Hester
Nelson teaches the little ones and
Mrs. Verlie Cooter the teenagers. The
teenage class was so large this year
it had to be divided into two sections.
PLAYS FOR CHILDREN
On Saturday afternoons, children
and their parents flock to see the
Holiday Theatre play — at present,
"Robin Hood." "We try never to miss
one," said a parent; "the children feel
drawn into the play almost as if they
were a part of it.   The clown or min
strel in each production makes a kind
of bridge between the young audience
and the play." This is part of Joy
Coghill's experiment.
"THEATRE-GOERS"  REMEMBER
The "Workshop" programme fo:'
adults has its regular followers too,
the people who "try never to mis:;
one." Over the seasons it has woven
for them a pattern of rich contrasts in
plays of different moods and periods.
These "Freddie Wood Theatre-goers"
have become familiar with the works
of leading playwrights by seeing
them acted competently. There are
moments they will remember with
special delight; the children playing'
in the woods in Giraudoux's fantasy
"The Enchanted"; the gruesome, accelerating greed of Myra Benson in "The
Old Ladies," and Charles Stegeman's
set for it; the two stories of a
decaying suburban rooming-house, so
powerful in suggestion that one coulc
hear the dripping tap and smell the
dry-rot!
The memory of the sombre tortured
characters in Chekov's tragedy, "The
Sea Gull," throws into sharp silhouette
the wholesome satire of Moliere's
"Tartuffe," the first presentation oi
this season. Gertrude Stein's "Yes is
for a Very Young Man" in the summer
of 1953, has left a kind of haunting
grace which cannot be classified.
The theatre opened with a special
experiment in Canadian plays, when
Earle Birney heard a large cast read
his new dramatic poem, "The Trial
of a City." Since then the "Freddie
Wood" has produced the winning plays
of the Community Arts Council one-
act playwriting contest, with the playwrights on hand. At Christmas, the
Holiday Theatre will perform Joy
Coghill's adaptation of the story of
"The Three Bears," and Dorothy
Somerset will end the adult programme with an "original Canadian
play."
MAKING  ENDS MEET
Managing this full and challenging
programme is Mrs. Jessie Richardson,
"Yes is for a Very Young Man" by Gertrude Stein,
played    July,    1953.     In    this   Scene,    from    Left:
Philip    Keatley    Joanne   Walker,    Doreen   Odling,
Ron  Fera.
known in every facet of Theatre in
the Province, and to Dominion Drama
Festival Committees across Canada.
She has worked with Miss Somerset
from the beginning, and with her
imagination and ingenuity, and her
knowledge of the wardrobes of the
town, has skilfully costumed the casts
on a small budget. Thanks to a grant
from the Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation, Norman Young is Stage-
Manager this year.
THE  CITY   IS  AT   HOME   HERE
Dorothy Somerset's tireless effort
and vision have built on the Campus
a theatre true to the tradition of the
man for whom it was named, and one
which is still pressing forward to
new achievements and new goals.
The Players' Club Alumni of the
University, once members of the
Players' Club, are the only group
invited to produce in the "Frederic
Wood Theatre." It has become their
home, and its welfare is their concern.
Of more importance, however, is the
relationship of this Campus theatre
to the people outside the University.
With his yearly tour of the "Spring
Play," Freddie had always tried to
forge a link between the Province
and the University. The theatre that
honours him now has so fused the
City and the University in its programme, that it might well be nicknamed "The Town and Gown."
Scene  from   Moliere's  "Tartuffe",  October   16-20.   1956.    From   Left:   Gordon   Allen,   Barry  Cramer,   Dave
Hughes,  Peter Brockington, Jean  Brown, Val  Jones,  Mary Wilkins.
15
U   B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 16 Ten Years of Engineering Physics
D. J. Rose, B.A.Sc.'47, Ph.D. (M.I.T.), now with
Bell Telephone Company, Murray Hill, N.Y. (Left),
and E. B. D. Lambe, B.A.Sc/48, M.A.Sc.'49, Ph.D.
(Princeton), Assistant Professor of Physics, Washington  University, St.  Louis, Missouri.
This year's graduating class of ten
Engineering Physicists marks a milestone in the history of this youngest
branch of the Faculty of Applied
Science at U.B.C: it is the tenth
E.P. class since the first three pioneers
graduated in 1947.
To celebrate this event a survey was
undertaken of all the E.P. graduates
of the preceding nine years. Through
persistent sleuthing which qualifies
me to head a Missing Persons Bureau
I have succeeded in locating every
single one of the 72 members of the
classes '47 to '55, and I have contacted
each one of them either personally or
by mail. The 100'r response has been
most gratifying: 72 completed questionnaires have been received.
After sorting out the replies I can
now offer some specific answers to
questions put to us by second year
engineering students choosing their
future course of study: "What type of
careers does training in Engineering
Physics lead to? Is postgraduate
work desirable? Does industry recognise the new field? Will I have to
leave   Canada  to  find  employment?"
The answer to the first question is
that a U.B.C. degree in Engineering
Physics already has opened doors to
the widest possible variety of careers:
from acoustics, aeronautics, astronomy and atomic energy, through
electronics, geophysics, metallurgy,
meteorology, microwaves, power engineering and prospecting for oil, to
academic work in theoretical physics
and mathematics.
Of the 72 graduates to date 18 of
the more recent ones are at the moment still engaged full time in postgraduate studies, while the remaining
54 are divided among the various occupations.
The 54 men hold between them a
total of 17 doctor's degrees, 25 master's degrees, and two professional
degrees (A.E. and Mech. Eng.). However, this by no means signifies that
they have abandoned the practical
engineering fields in favour of academic pursuits: only three of the 54
are now members of University staffs.
Industry and Government eagerly
seek out men with advanced training.
Of  the   18  still   studying,  one  has
gone on to a post-doctorate fellowship
in England after a Ph.D. from Illinois,
5 have taken master's degrees and
are now studying for their Ph.D.'s,
11 are at present working for their
master's degrees, and 1 is studying
privately. In addition, a few of those
who are holding jobs are either doing
part time work towards higher degrees, or are getting specialised
training under company sponsored
training programmes.
The geographical distribution of
the 54 who are now at work is as follows: 1 in Vancouver, 3 others in B.C.,
10 in Western Canada, 27 in Eastern
Canada, 4 in England and 9 in the
U.S.
The majority are satisfied that the
training received by them at U.B.C.
is second to none among their present
associates from other institutions, and
reply with an emphatic "yes"! to the
question of whether they would again
choose E.P. if they had to do it all
over again. The main reason for this,
which is given by many, is well expressed by an early graduate who is
now a research engineer with an aircraft company:  "It has been my ex
perience that a good background in
maths and physics permits one to
adapt rapidly to any field of engineering. In fact the differences between
fields are mainly found in vocabulary
and hardware, and familiarity with
these is more rapidly obtained on the
job than at University." A later graduate, now with a B.C. company, also
writes: "I would again take Engineering Physics because I think it is a
pity to specialise in the undergraduate course. It seems to me that specialised practical knowledge can be
learned much better in a job than at
University. It seems to me much
more important to learn more mathematics and theory at University, where
it can be learned best."
A last bit of statistics: although
the number of wives per person seems
to obey Fermi statistics (0 or 1) as
expected, no such restriction applies
to children. The present record stands
at five, with two runners up with 4.
Honourable mention goes to a father
of triplets, who as yet has not followed up his early lead. The total
number of children reported by the
44 married men is 63 and is growing
rapidly.
(The above is a digest of Dr. Volkoff" s article
in the 1966 'Slipstiek', published by the U.B.C.
Engineers    Undergraduate    Society.—Ed.)
New B.C. Atlas a Great Achievement
FIRST   PROVINCIAL   ATLAS   IN   CANADA
An 86-map, 100-page "British Columbia Atlas of Resources" was produced for the British Columbia Natural Resources Conference by a team
of four men. J. D. Chapman, B.A.
(Oxon.), Division of Geography,
U.B.C, Chairman of the Atlas Committee and President of the Tenth
B.C. Resources Conference, and D. B.
Turner, B.S.A.'33, B.A.'36, M.A.'44,
Ph.D. (Cornell), Director of Conservation, Department of Lands and
Forests for B.C., acted as Editors;
A. L. Farley, B.A.'48, M.A.'49, Geographer of the B.C. Lands Service
and R. I. Ruggles, B.A. (Tor.), M.A.
(Syracuse), Geography Division,
U.B.C, directed Cartography. 120
other members of Industry and associated Government and University
Departments gave of their time voluntarily to the vast undertaking. It
is   the   first   Provincial   atlas   of   its
--:**•
m^>
Page    in    Provincial    Atlas    of    British    Columbia,
Showing    Developed   and   Potential    Hydro-Electric
Power.
kind to be published in Canada and is
now available to the public on application to:
D. B. Turner, Secretary,
B.C. Natural Resources Conference,
c/o Dept. of Lands and Forests,
VICTORIA, B.C.
John D. Chapman
R. 1. Ruggles
D. B. Turner
A. L. Farley
17
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Homecoming,  Pre-Game  Luncheon,  Brock   Hall.    Entertainment  was  Provided by the U.B.C. Choral Society under Leadership of Theo Repel.
Homecoming and Class Reunions
Homecoming 1956 was in many
ways an experiment. Until all reports
are in from those who organised the
affairs and from others who attended,
we will not be able to say that the
experiment failed or succeeded. It
might be useful, however, to review
the various events briefly from the
point of view of what we attempted
to achieve.
From the outset, it had been Association policy to arrange during the
Homecoming weekend as many events
as possible that would attract and
bring back to the Campus Alumni and
friends of all ages and interests. For
this reason it was agreed that the
Classes marking their 35th, 30th, 25th,
20th and perhaps 15th anniversaries
should be encouraged to hold reunions
during the latter part of the week.
As it turned out, the reunions were
fairly successful and, on the whole,
most enjoyable. Best affairs were
probably those sponsored by the
Classes of 1921 and 1931. Lessons
have been learned and many useful
suggestions have been made to guide
class committees in the future.
Apart from the Alumni-Student
Basketball Game on Friday night
which was co-sponsored, in part, by
the Association, the other major
events were the Homecoming Luncheon and the Homecoming Ball, both
held in Brock Hall.
Actually, the Luncheon was not an
experiment; it had proven itself the
year before. Close to 300 Alumni,
friends and senior students attended
and they appeared to enjoy themselves. Many changes might be made
in the menu, bar arrangements, and
programme, but, as a method of
reuniting Faculty and Alumni, and of
extending hospitality to friends of the
University, the basic idea of the
Luncheon has merit.   We would wel-
By Arthur Sager
come comments from Alumni who
attended.
The Ball in the Brock was an
attempt to do something that has
never, in the history of Homecoming,
been successful. The Committee, under
Mr. Len Stacey, wanted to find out
whether Graduates—and particularly
the middle and older-age groups ■—
would be interested in attending a
Campus dance under Alumni auspices.
Some 500 people did attend (many
for only part of the evening) but
the largest percentage were Senior
Students and older Graduates. We
withhold comment on this function
until the final verdict is in. Again,
those who attended make up the jury.
May we hear from you?
Outstanding event of Homecoming,
according to many, was the football
game. Experimental too perhaps, because we won!
Advance Notice to Classes
of 1922
35th Anniversary Reunion
All   members   of   1922   Classes   in
Arts,   Science   and   Agriculture   take
notice now and mark the date in
your diaries for 1957. The best of
all reunions, the 35th, (ask 1921 if
you don't believe it; they should
know), will be held on July 3, 1957,
at the home of Blythe and Violet
Eagles. It will take the form of a
buffet garden party. Good food, with
all the trimmings, will be provided, in
a lovely out-of-doors garden setting.
You will meet there, with their wives
and husbands, the men and women
you knew as Undergraduates, and
Members of the Faculty who are
still among us. A special letter of
invitation will be sent to every member of the three Classes whose address
is available.
The Committee in charge of the
Reunion: Blythe Eagles, Marjorie
Agnew, Bill Black, Orson Banfield,
Howell Harris, Paul Whitley, Bruce
Fraser, Jack Arkley and Bob Fournier.
Great Trekker Award Presented to E. W. H
Brown (Second from Right) by Don Jabour,
President of the Alma Mater Society. The Presentation was made during Half-Time at the
Homecoming Football Game.
THUNDERBIRDS   POST-CHRISTMAS   1956-57
BASKETBALL   SCHEDULE
Date       Time Opponent Where Played
Jan.   5   8:00 p.m.   College of
Puget Sound Tacoma
11 8:00 Whitworth
College Spokane
12 8:00 Eastern Wash
ington College       Cheney
18 8:00 Western Wash
ington College       Bellingham
19 2:00 TV       Western Wash
ington College      Home
25 8:30 Central Wash
ington College       Home
26 2:00 TV      Pacific Luth
eran College Home
Feb.   2   2:00 TV      College of
Puget Sound Home
8 8:30 Eastern Wash
ington College       Home
9 2:00 TV      Whitworth
College Home
15 8:00 Central Wash
ington College        Eflensburg
16 8:00 Pacific Luth
eran College Tacoma
22 8:30 *St. Martin's
College Home
23 2:00 TV   *St. Martin's
College Home
" Exhibition   Games
Evergreen   Conference   January   5   -   February
16,   incl.
U. B. C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
18 Class Anniversary Parties
At   Class   of   '21    Reunion,   held    Friday   evening,   Nov.   2,   at   the   Home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lawrence and co-sponsored by Hon. Mr. Justice A. E.
Lord   and  Alan   M.   Russell.    From   Left:   J.   L.   Lawrence,   Dr.   T.   H.   Boggs,
H.  T.   Logan,  J.  M.  Schell,  Hon.  Mr.  Justice  A.   E.   Lord.
Dean   Blythe   Eagles,   Miss   Marion   E.   Lawrence   and   Mrs.   Eagles   at   Buffet
Supper Table,  1921   Reunion.
H.   H.   (Bert)   Griffin   < Right,   Front  Row)   President,  seated   beside   Professor
Emeritus W.  N.  Sage,  Honorary  President of the  Class of  1931, seen  with
other Members ot  the  Class at the  '31   Reunion,   Faculty  Club, evening ot
November 3.
At   the   Buffet   Supper   Table,   1931    Reunion,   Faculty   Club.
Class of  '26 Tea  in  Faculty Club, Sunday Afternoon^  Nov.  4.    Bert Wales,
President,  reads  Greetings  from   Absent  Members.
Twentieth   Anniversary   Reunion,   Class   of   1936,   in   Brock   Hall,   afternoon
of November 3.   From  Right, R. V.   (Dick)  MacLeod, Mrs. MacLeod, Bruce
A. Robinson, '36 President, Mrs. Robinson, H. T. Logan, Honorary President,
Mrs. V.  L.  Dryer, V.  L.  Dryer.
19        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE! Chancellor Lett Addresses the Thirtieth Autumn Congregation on October 26,  1956.
Autumn Congregation
By   Ed   Parker,   B.A.'54
ADVICE  TO  GRADUANDS
The University of British Columbia
honoured six distinguished Commonwealth citizens with Doctor of Laws
degrees at the traditional Fall Congregation ceremonies, held in the
Armouries, in the afternoon of October
26. Degrees were conferred on 313
Graduands and recognition of achievement  given  to  38   Diploma  students.
In his Congregation address, Dr.
Stephen Roberts, Principal and Vice-
Chancellor of the University of
Sydney, Australia, told graduating
students: "We must reconcile, in this
scientific age, the H-bomb with the
basic precepts of our religion and our
moral philosophical values, if we are
not to become walking machines.
The cult of efficiency — technical
efficiency for technical efficiency's sake,
irrespective of spiritual values —
is the greatest challenge that we
have in Australian Universities. And
here, speaking to the Graduands ■—
because we are all Graduands today
—I invoke the University and the
ever-replenishing stream of new Graduands. We can take the easy way
out, the path of unthinking acceptance,
or we can fight and educate and stand
for these basic realities of thought."
HONORARY   DEGREE  CITATIONS
The honorary degree citation for
Dr. Roberts read in part: "Seldom
is it the good fortune of an overseas
scholar to win from Old-World critics
acclamation for a book on the contemporary problems of Europe. Within
two months of his publishing "The
House that Hitler Built," in October,
1937, his book had gone through four
editions; it was praised by the Manchester Guardian and by many other
journals as the product of "a humane,
sensitive,  cultivated   and   penetrating
mind." His warning, based on many
months of travel and study in Germany, that Hitlerism could not achieve
its aims without war, a warning forgotten or ignored by too many in
the delirium of Munich, remained a
matter of sober record and was borne
out in the tragic years that followed."
Also honoured with a Doctor of
Laws degree was Sir Hugh Linstead,
Pharmacist and Barrister. Sir Hugh
had been Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain for
the past 30 years, and President
of the International Pharmaceutical
Association for the past four years.
He was the first Pharmacist to be so
honoured by a Canadian University.
His visit to the University of British
Columbia was timed to coincide with
the celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Father Henry Carr is the founder
of several educational institutions in
Canada,   including   St.   Thomas   More
Dr.   Stephen   Roberts,   gives   the   Congregation
Address.
College, affiliated with the University
of Saskatchewan, and, more recently
St. Mark's College, affiliated with the
University of British Columbia. His
citation read in part: "The true sportsmanship that he has always both
shown and inculcated illustrates, no
less than his copious erudition, what
his beloved St. Thomas Aquinas would
have called 'the way of active life,'
at its best and highest."
Mr. W. A. McAdam, for 22 years
Agent-General for British Columbia
in the United Kingdom, was awarded
an honorary degree "for his distinguished service on behalf our our
Province throughout his period of
office."
Mr. Angus Maclnnis, Member of
Parliament since 1930, was described
in his citation as "a man whose long
service in the House at Ottawa has
not only shown him to be one of our
ablest parliamentarians, but has won
for him the significant title, 'the conscience of the House'."
In presenting President Sidney
Smith, of the University of Toronto,
for an honorary degree, Dr. MacKenzie spoke of him as "a man whose
gifts of intellect, character and energy
have made him a leader for many
years in Canadian University life."
PH.D.   RECIPIENTS
Among the 313 course degree recipients was Miss Wilma Elias, B.A.,M.A.
(Sask.), the first woman to receive a
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from
U.B.C. She received her Ph.D. in
Chemistry. The subject of her thesis
was, "The Nitration and Fractionation
of Whole Wood."
The six other candidates awarded
the Ph.D degree were, George J.
Korinek, B.A.,M.Sc.(U.B.C.); John G.
Moffatt, B.A.,M.Sc.(U.B.C); George
G. McKeown, B.A.,M.Sc.(U.B.C.); Roy
A. Nodwell, B.Sc.(Sask.), M.A.Sc.
(U.B.C); Joseph A. R. G. Paquette,
B.Sc. (Montreal), M.A.(U.B.C), and
Alan R. P. Paterson, B.A., M.A.
(U.B.C).
U. B. C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
20 CONFERRING   OF   DEGREES
W.   A.   McAdam,   C.M.G.,   after   receiving   his   Honorary   Degree,
Signs   the   Register.
Miss   Wilms   Mias   presented   by   Dean   Shrum   for   the   Ph.D    Degree.
President  Sidney   Smith   of   Toronto   University   greeted   by   Chancellor   Lett.
Presideir  MacKenzie   invests  Sir  Hugh   Linstead  with   his  new  Honorary
Degree   Hood.
Very   Reverend   Henry   Carr,   LL.D.,   receives   Honorary   Degree.
21 U.B.C     ALUMNI    CHRONIC: LE
Honorary   Degree  of   LL.D.   conferred   by  Chancellor   Lett  on
Mr.   Angus   Maclnrtis. The Role of the Private Benefactor
Pioneering of Ideas in a Free Society
By Dean Geottrey C. Andrew
Dean Geottrey C.
Andrew
IMPORTANCE  OF  THE   PROBLEM
TO  OUR  SOCIETY
The publication
of the "Massey"
Report in 1951
touched off a nationwide discussion about the
respective roles of
governments and
private patronage
of the Arts, Letters, Humanities
and Social Sciences in Canada.
The debate continues. Allied to it is the current
discussion about the proper role of
such voluntary agencies as the Community Chest or the United Appeal
in making provision for the total
health and welfare needs of Canadian
communities.
What proportion of these total needs
ought to be supplied from the public
purse? And what proportion should
come in the form of voluntary contributions ? There is of course no easy
answer to this question, but the actions
we take while we ponder the question
are in fact determining the kind of
society we are likely to have in the
future. The degree of real social
freedom which our society is going
to retain seems likely to depend in
large measure on the extent to which
the volunteer citizen can remain in
the forefront of social change, and he
can only remain in the forefront if
his contributions are effective in
determining the directions in which
society will move.
INCREASED   SOCIAL   NEEDS
The amounts of money now needed
for health and welfare services, for
research and teaching in higher education, for the adequate promotion
of the arts and letters, are such that
it is no longer possible to expect them
to be supplied in whole—or even in
major part—by private benefaction. It
does not however, follow that the
role of private benefaction need be
a negligible one. The role and contribution of the state to welfare and
educational services has steadily increased during our lifetime, and the
rate of taxation has also steadily
increased to pay the costs of these
services. There are some who feel
that it necessarily follows that the
state must come to dictate the lines of
social change by virtue of its control
of the services provided. This can
surely be avoided if we have a clear
view of the function of private benefaction,  and  if we work to  establish
the   conditions   within   which   it   can
operate most effectively.
Taxation has now increased to the
point which makes impossible the huge
accumulations of wealth which at an
earlier period went to endow the
Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations. High as
current rates of taxation are, however,
they do not rule out the possibility
of quite considerable aggregations of
wealth, and the post-war years in
Canada have been notable for the
establishment of a number of charitable Foundations which are currently
making their contribution to determining the direction of social and
cultural change and development. The
same period of time, however, has
also seen a great number of fortunes
handed over to the government in the
form of death duties and re-distributed
as tax revenue, when these fortunes
might well have been used to pioneer
social and cultural development in
fields of the owner's own choosing. In
short, some opportunities have been
taken, but many opportunities have
been lost to reinvest in the voluntary
principle in society.
FUNCTION  OF  PRIVATE  BENEFACTION
It would now appear that governments—Provincial and Federal—will
continue to be major supporters of
health and welfare, and education,
and, to some extent, supporters of
the arts and letters. That governments
should support these activities is all to
the good. What would be unfortunate
is that governments should totally
control the direction of our cultural
development. This is where private
benefaction has its vitally important
part to play. Venture or risk capital
has its function in the developing
social scene, just as it has in the
developing economy, and governments
find far greater difficulty in providing
cultural risk capital than private
benefactors do.
At the present time our tax laws
are not well designed to provide the
amount of risk capital in the form
of private benefaction which Canadian
social, educational and cultural development needs. It is also only fair to
add that the record of private giving
is not currently approaching the percentage of allowable tax deductions.
Corporations in particular still seem
uncertain about the extent and range
of their great responsibilities. Many of
them do not see these responsibilities
as opportunities to perpetuate the voluntary nature of our society, and as
a consequence they are in danger of
losing their case by default.   For if
the youth of the country come to see
Government as the sole educational,
welfare and cultural patron of youth
they are not likely to be impressed
with the importance of the voluntary principle in our currently mixed
society and economy, and yet a
society in which private benefaction
and public support both have a legitimate role to play is a society worth
struggling to preserve.
SPECIAL VALUE OF "FREE MONEY"
What would seem to be needed
therefore is further recognition on
the part of corporations and private
individuals that, in offering to health
and welfare organisations, educational
institutions, and the creative arts,
assistance to undertake new ventures,
they are in fact reinforcing the structure of a free society. Further, they
should see that it is in the interests
of a free society that they should
increase their rate of giving. Further,
they should join with educational and
other institutions in recommending
tax changes that would allow a still
further ratio of giving, relative to
the ratio of governmental support.
Still further, they should recognise
that unrestricted giving—the giving
of free money—is the best possible
form in which to give, because, in
giving unrestrictedly, they are in
effect trusting the Boards of Directors
of Universities and other cultural and
welfare organisations, all of whom
are equally concerned to expand and
develop a free society, and who, by
virtue of their positions, are better
able to judge the total range of
needs within their institutions or
organisations. Ten to fifteen per cent
of free money for pioneering purposes
can and does easily shape the direction
of future development in any of the
fields of activity mentioned. This is the
essential area for private benefaction
to operate in.
LEON  AND  THEA  KOERNER
FOUNDATION
I will illustrate these principles in a
concrete instance. The Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation was incorporated
under the Societies Act of British
Columbia on April 26, 1955. This
Foundation, established through the
generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Leon
Koerner of Vancouver, exists for the
purpose of assisting organisations, institutions and individuals in a variety
of fields: higher education, health and
welfare, cultural activities and the
creative arts. The Foundation, in the
first year of its existence, has distributed some $75,000 in grants to aid
about 35 separate projects in a wide
variety of different centres, mostly
in British Columbia. The Chairman
of the Board of Directors of the
Foundation is the President of the
University. The remaining members
of the Board represent a wide variety
of interests, both inside and outside
the University. The Directors have
adopted  as  policy the  principle  that
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
22 the funds available to them should
not be used for the maintenance of
existing programmes, for meeting
operating deficits, or for capital construction: that, in short, the funds
available shall be used for developmental and promotional activities in
the various fields mentioned. This
means in fact that the Foundation
cannot meet many very desirable
requests connected with building programmes simply because of the
large amount of money needed. But it
does also mean that a great many
organisations and persons in British
Columbia and Canada have been enabled to carry out projects which,
without this form of assistance, they
would have been unable to undertake.
VEHICLE  FOR  SOCIAL  AND
CULTURAL  BETTERMENT
In short, the Foundation is operating in the forefront of social and
cultural change, and is attempting to
provide limited amounts of money in
these areas to people or organisatiors
with ideas they want to carry out.
Music, Drama, and the Fine Arts
have all received needed stimulus.
Archaeological research and Museum
and Archival work throughout the
Province have received support. The
variety of grants is too great to
mention in detail, but, through th:s
one Foundation alone, people and
organisations with ideas about the
direction in which society ought to
move are receiving help in moving it.
The really encouraging thing, however, is to discover from the requests
that come to the Foundation that
there are many more institutions,
organisations and individuals anxiots
to do pioneering work than there are
currently available funds to support
them. This fact alone should be a
great encouragement to both corporations and private individuals who want
to reinvest a portion of their wealth
in a perpetuation of the voluntary
principle in society.
Metallurgy Building Opened
Speaker Urges Need for Metallurgists
Chancellor Sherwood Lett, on
October 26, presided over the opening
ceremony of the University's new
Physical Metallurgy Building, which
contains the most modern equipment
for the study of Metal Physics and
Metallurgy, including two X-ray
machines and research microscopes,
high intensity magnets, as well as
other units utilising the techniques
of high frequency, vacuum and controlled atmosphere. The two-storey,
reinforced concrete structure, built at
a cost of $75,000, provides much
needed laboratory space as well as
a Lecture Room. The facilities of the
building are used by upper-year
students in all branches of Engineering.
The Chancellor announced a new
yearly grant to the University of
$10,000 by the Sherritt-Gordon Mines
Limited, which will continue indefinitely the Sherritt-Gordon Chair of
Mining and Metallurgy, presently held
by Professor Frank A. Forward.
Chancellor Lett referred in the warmest terms to this extraordinarly generous gift, and to the fine spirit of
co-operation with Higher Education
shown by this great Mining Company.
ELDON L. BROWN'S ADDRESS
The building was officially opened
by Mr. Eldon L. Brown, President of
Sheritt-Gordon Mines Limited, who,
in his brief address, emphasised the
importance of Metals and Metallurgy
to modern civilised society, and the
growing need in Canada for more
Metallurgists.
"I am quite sure," he said, "that
you all realise that our present day
civilisation is based upon the use of
metals; I might also describe it as an
extravagant use of metals.   I am not
Eldon  L.  Brown   (Right),  President Sherritt-Gordon
Mines  with   Professor   Frank   A.   Forward,   Head   of
U.B.C.   Department  of  Mining   and  Metallurgy,   at
Opening of New Building.
so sure, however, that you all realise
the extent to which our supply of
metals is dependent upon the science
of Metallurgy. I might summarise it
thus; the higher our standard of
living, the larger our per capita
consumption of metals and the greater
our dependence upon the science of
Metallurgy.
It is an interesting fact that the
growth curve of the metal industry
of any country can be divided into
three periods ■— infancy, adolescence
and maturity. The period of infancy
is characterised by the initiation and
expansion of mining, with the export
of ores, concentrates and metals.
During the period of adolescence, refining plants are built and the export
of ores and concentrates comes to
an end. While some export of metal
continues, there is a substantial
growth of metal-fabricating industries
which consume a steadily increasing
proportion of the metals produced by
the refineries. At maturity, metal
fabricating reaches its full stature ard
there  is  no  longer  any  unfabricatcd
metal available for export. In fact,
as time goes on and mines become
exhausted, . the domestic supply of
metal becomes insufficient to meet
the needs of the metal-fabricating
industry, and it is necessary to import
metals   from   other   countries.
In spite of having had the advantage of possessing the greatest metal
resources of any country in the world,
some fifteen years ago the metal
industry of the United States reached
this later stage of maturity and it is
new importing at least a part of
all the major metals (including iron
ore) required to keep its fabricating
industries   in   operation.
With respect to its metal industry,
Canada might well be described as
a vigorous adolescent, with both
primary metal production and metal
fabrication expanding rapidly. It is
important to realise, however, that
as the metal industry of Canada
approaches maturity, the metal-fabricating industry is almost certain to
expand at a much more rapid rate
than the metal-production industry,
with the result that more and more
of the metals produced from Canadian
mines will be fabricated in Canadian
plants.
The development I am forecasting
will accentuate the demand for more
Canadian Metallurgists. I have no
hesitation in saying that never has
the need for Metallurgists been so
great, and it is steadily becoming
greater. The relatively recent developments of atomic energy, jet engines,
supersonic flight and so forth have
created demands for metals and alloys
that a few years ago were unheard
of. The Physicists, Engineers and
Chemists who are responsible for
these developments could design and
build much more efficient Reactors
and Engines if the Metallurgists could
provide them with new metals and
alloys capable of withstanding the
temperatures and corrosion to which
they would be subjected. In these
fields we have reached a point where
only Metallurgy can provide the basis
for further advances.
In the field of Research which should
always be, but, unfortunately, often
is not, a function of a University, the
Metallurgy Department of the University of British Columbia has an
enviable record. As an example of an
outstanding piece of Applied Research
I might cite the nickel-refining process
invented by Professor Forward which
is now in commercial operation in
our plant at Fort Saskatchewan,
Alberta. I might mention that a
number of Professor Forward's graduate students contributed materially
to the successful development and
piloting of this process. Under the
brilliant leadership of Professor Forward, the Department of Metallurgy
of the University of British Columbia
has attained a pre-eminent position
among the Metallurgical Schools of
this continent, and its graduate Metallurgists are adding new lustre to its
fame and renown."
23
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE NATURAL GAS
TO   SPEED   INDUSTRIAL   GROWTH
OF   B.C.   INTERIOR
Inland Natural Gas Company Limited will distribute low cost natural
gas along the route of the Westcoast Transmission Company Limited
pipeline in the interior of British Columbia.
Distribution of this amazingly efficient fuel will permit full utilization of
the natural resources so abundant in the territory the Company will serve.
Inland Natural Gas
COMPANY  LIMITED
NATURAL GAS IS NATURE'S MOST EFFICIENT FUEL
U. B. C.   ALUMNI  CHRONICLE        24 Friends of the University Library
By  Neal   Harlow
The Council of the Friends
Dr. Wallace Wilson, President
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
Mrs. Ethel Wilson
Mr. Leon J. Ladner
Mr. Aubrey Roberts
Dr. Ethlyn Trapp
Dr. H. R. MacMillan
Mr. Harold Foley
Hon. Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne
Mr. Reginald Tupper
Mrs. Frank Ross
Dr. A. E. Grauer
Mr. Walter Koerner
Hon. Mr. Justice J. 0. Wilson
Mrs. E. T. Rogers
General Sir Ouvry Roberts
Mr. Leon Koerner
Mr. Kenneth Caple
Dr. W. Kaye Lamb
Dr. Luther Evans
Dr. Leslie  Dunlap
Mr. Lester McLennan
Dean Geoffrey Andrew
Mr. Arthur Sager
Dr. Ian McT. Cowan
Dean Gordon Shrum
Dean F. H.  Soward
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Mr. Neal Harlow
Dr. Samuel Rothstein
Mr. E. S. Robinson
Mr. Willard E. Ireland
At long last (after forty years) an
organisation of Friends of the Library
of the University of British Columbia
has come into existence. In the presence of Dr. J. N. L. Myres, Bodley's
Librarian at Oxford, the society was
formed at a meeting in Brock Hall on
September 7, 1956. "An individual does
not normally organise his friends," the
University Librarian commented, "but
if an institution is to give them any
recognition and heed, some such provision as this must be made."
Over a hundred persons, brought
together by their interest in books
and the University, filled every seat
in the Mildred Brock Room on this
historic occasion. Dr. Ian McTaggart-
Cowan, B.A.'32, Chairman of the
evening and of the Senate Library
Committee, spoke of the fundamental
importance    of   the    Library   to    the
The   University   Library.    Left:   The   Women's
Gymnasium:   Right:  Union  College.
Wallace  A.   Wilson,   B.A.,  M.B. (Torontol,  F.R.C.P.
(C),   President,   The   Council   of   The   Friends   of
the  Library.
University, and called attention to the
many   great   libraries   in   Universities
of the world which bear the names
of friends of those institutions. The
University itself must supply the
bread-and-butter items, make the day-
to-day purchases of books as they are
published, but it is for the extensive
needs, over and above these, that
friends outside the walls of the University make a very necessary contribution.
Dr. J. N. L. Myres, on leave for
several months from Oxford University, recounted the story of the
Friends of the Bodleian, established
in 1926, and perhaps the first of such
groups to come into existence. Sir
Thomas Bodley, the Library's founder,
put a very high value upon his "great
store of friends," even in the 17th
Century. "And," Dr. Myres said, "It
is in the imagination, generosity and
foresight of the great store of honourable friends that the future greatness
of this library and indeed of all our
great libraries may well rest."
The University Librarian, Mr. Neal
Harlow, analysed the Library's present condition, showing how it is related to the University's present youth
and its rapid numerical expansion.
"A University cannot exist," he said,
"without a library, nor can a first-
class University be built upon a
library of pass standing." The Library
at U.B.C. is indeed growing at a
normal rate, but the University itseJ.f
is expanding at an abnormal speed
and herein lies the library problem.
On the verge of another great period
of expansion for the University, it
seems essential that the Library must
have substantial assistance from non-
University sources if the institution
is to attain its full strength.
The purpose of The Friends is to
develop the library resources of the
University and to provide opportunity
for persons interested in the University Library to keep informed about
its growth and needs and to express
their own interests more effectively.
A well-printed "Announcement and
Invitation," describing the purposes of
The Friends, may be had by writing to
the University Librarian, Vancouver
8, B.C.
"Here, then, begins a relationship
of usefulness and good-will between
an institution that never grows old
and many generations of friends."
A. David Levy
National University Newspaper
Special to the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle.
By Ed Parker
A young University of British
Columbia graduate, A. David
Levy, B.A.'49, has
entered into a
new publishing-
venture that is
being watched
with interest by
people associated
with Universities
all across Canada.
He is publisher
of Canada's first national University
newspaper, The Canadian University
Post, which appeared on the Campus
of Canadian Universities for the first
time this Fall.
Designed to provide a news link
between students, Faculty, friends and
Alumni of all Canadian Universities,
the 16-page tabloid newspaper is
mailed free to every Canadian University student every two weeks. A two-
page picture feature story on U.B.C.
in the first issue began a series of
features on Canadian Universities.
The paper's policy is to direct the
editorial content chiefly to students,
but not exclusively to students.
"With the problems of Canadian
Universities becoming of primary
importance in the nation's affairs, and
with the University community, in
the broadest sense of the term, representing the intellectual elite of the
country, there is an extraordinary
opportunity to build a national Canada
organ of first-rate status," says Mr.
Levy.
Born in Durban, South Africa, Mr.
Levy first came to Vancouver in 1942
where he attended King Edward High
School before entering U.B.C.
After graduating in Slavonics and
International Studies in 1949, Mr.
Levy spent a year studying in London,
England. In 1950 he returned to
U.B.C. to lecture and continue his
studies for another year. Later he
moved to Montreal where he entered
the publishing field in 1954. There
he began working out the details
that crystallised into the Canadian
University Post.
25        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumnae & Alumni
i lU'ms of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U. B. C Alumni
Chronicle, 201 Brock Hall, U. B. C, for the
next   issue   not   later   than   February   15,   1957.
1923
Rev. Harold T. Allen, B.A., B.D.'26 (Union
Coll. i, was appointed Field Secretary of the
Lord's Day Alliance* of Canada this summer.
His area of responsibility extends throughout
Alberta   and   British   Columbia.
Col. John H. Jenkins, B.A.Sc. Chief of Forest Products Laboratory, Ottawa, and one of
the members of the first graduating class in
Forest Engineering from U.B.C, was Canadian government delegate on a tour of the
Russian forests and forest industries last
summer.
1925
A.     E.     (Dal)     Grauer,    B.A.,    B.A. (Oxon.),
Ph.D. ( Calif.), President and Chairman of the
Board of Directors, British Columbia Power
Corporation, Limited, was appointed to the
Board of Governors of The University of
British Columbia on October 2. On the same
date Dr. Grauer was honoured by being presented with the Vancouver Lodge, B'nai B'rith,
Goodwill Award in recognition of his public
service and support of the Canadian Council of
Christians   and   Jews.
1926
Harry L. Purdy, B.A., Ph.D. (Chicago i,
Executive Vice-President and Director of B.C.
Power Corporation Ltd., and British Columbia
Electric Company Ltd., was chosen to 'sum up'
the addresses and discussion connected with
the Economic Conference, sponsored by the
Vancouver Board of Trade to mark their 70th
Anniversary   on   Founder's   Day,   November   14.
1927
Charles M. Mnttley, B.A., Ph.D. (Toronto.!,
has joined the Washington, D.C, Office of
Stanford Research Institute. Dr. Mottley was
formerly Director of the Planning Division,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
for Research and Development. He has also
been associated with operations analysis and
development planning activities in the Air
Force and biological research with the U. S.
Fish   and   Wildlife   Service.
Brig. J. W. Bishop
1929
Brig. Joseph W. Bishop, B.A.Sc, has been
named British Columbia Area Commander,
Canadian Army, in succession to Brig. George
Kitching.
1930
Thomas Berto, B.A., is continuing the labour
relations advisory service of the late Fred W.
Smelts. The Practice will now be carried on
under the name of Smelts, Berto and Associates., 1001 Marine Building, 355 Burrard St..
Vancouver   1.
Alan Macdonald, B.A.Sc, has been appointed Fraser Valley Gas Manager, British Columbia Electric Co.. Ltd., with headquarters
in    Abbotsford.
1931
Harry Edwin Nelems, B.A.Sc, was appointed Managing Dirt dor of Pronto Uranium
Mines Ltd. This mine is in the Blind River
area of Ontario and one of a group belonging"
to   the   Rio   Tin to   Mining   Company   of   Canada
Limited. In conjunction with this new post
Mr. Nelems is directing the operations of
several other companies in the Rio Tinto
group. Prior to returning to Canada, Mr.
Nelems held important mining posts in South
Africa   and   Northern   Rhodesia.
Charles C. Strachan, B.S.A., Ph.D. (Mass.
State Coll.), formerly with the Fruit and
Vegetable Laboratory, Summerland, has been
appointed Superintendent of the Experimental
Farm,   Morden,   Manitoba.
1932
Hugh J. McGivern, B.A., partner in the
Vancouver law firm of McGivern and Vance,
was elected Dominion President of the Army,
Navy and Air Force Veterans Association at
their   convention   this   summer   in   Calgary.
1933
W. E. Lucas, B.A., B.Ped. (Tor.), has been
appointed Municipal Inspector of the North
Vancouver   School   District,   No.   44.
R. H. (Buck) Richmond, B.A.Sc, formerly
Resident Manager of the Alaska Pine and
Cellulose Company's Chemical Cellulose Mill
at Port Alice, B. C, has been appointed
Assistant Resident Manager of the Company's
large Rayonier Mill at Port Angeles, Washington.
A. B. (Sandy) Sanderson, B.A.Sc, of A. B.
Sanderson and Company, Ltd., Victoria and
Vancouver, is responsible for the design of
more than 200 bridges in British Columbia,
the largest being the cantilever-type bridge
now being built across the West Arm of
Kootenay   Lake  at   Nelson.
1934
Rev. C. Howard Bentall, B.A., of Toronto,
has been elected the new President of the
Baptist Federation of Canada. At 42, he is
the youngest President in the 15-year history
of  the  Federation.
Ernest W. H. Brown, B.A., Manager of the
Winnipeg Store of the Hudson's Bay Company
and former President of the U.B.C. Alumni
Association, was the recipient of the "Great
Trekker" Award for 1956, on Homecoming
Day, November 3. This award is the highest
honour the U.B.C. student body can confer
upon   an   Alumnus.
Ian C. MacQueen, B.A.Sc, has been promoted to Chief Forester, Western Plywood
Limited, with Headquarters in Vancouver
after   April,   1957.
1935
Morley H. Fox, B.Com., has been named
Manager of the newly-created Labour Relations Department of the B.C. Electric Co. Ltd.
Mr. Fox was formerly Supervisor of Salary
Standards and Employee Services fur the
Company.
J. E. Milburn, B.A., has been appointed
Marketing Manager of the Sales Division of
the Northern Electric Company with Headquarters in Montreal. Mr. Milburn has been
associated with this Company since 1937. He
has been a member of the Toronto Board of
Trade, Toronto Rotary Club, the Electric Club
of Toronto, the Toronto Railway Club, the
Canadian Electrical Association, and Vice-
President,   Electric   Service   League  of   Ontario.
1936
Rev.    Gerald   M.   Ward,   B.A.,   accepted   the
call   to   minister   in   the   First   Baptist   Church,
Regina,   in   September   last.
1937
John O. Hemminjrsen, B.A.Sc, has been promoted   to   Logging   Manager,   Western    District,
MacMillan  and   Bloedel   Ltd.
1938
Edna Kerr, B.A., of Ladner, B.C., recently
presented the University Library with a generous  gift  of  books.
1939
Milton C. Taylor, B.S.A., M.S.A.'46, Ph.D.
I Wis.), has bjen appointed Associate Professor
of Economics at Michigan State University.
At the same time Dr. Taylor will b:> doing
research into the economic aspects of highway
safety, at M.S.U.'s Highway Traffic Safety
Center. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Taylor
was a Project Associate in Economic Research,
University of Wisconsin, 1955-56 ; Assistant
Professor   of   Economics,   Marquette   University.
1953-55 ; Consultant and Research, Government
of   Puerto  Rico,   1952-53.
John Guthrie, B.A., M.A.'40, formerly
Resident Manager of the Alaska Pine and
Cellulose Company's Wood fibre Chemical Mill,
has been appointed Resident Manager of the
Company's Chemical Cellulose Mill at Port
Alice,   B. C.
1940
Ian Mahood, B.Com., B.S.F.'41, formerly
Assistant Chief Forester, MacMillan and
Bloedel Limited, has been appointed Manager
of  Operations,  Forestry  Division.
R. Harold McBean, B.A., formerly Superin-
intendent at the Alaska Pine and Cellulose
Company's Wood fibre Chemical Cellulose Mill,
has   been   appointed   Resident  Manager.
1941
Gerald V. Howard, B.A., M.A.'47, is Head
of the Bait-Fish Investigations of the Inter-
American Tropical Tuna Commission, La Jolla,
California. Prior to his joining the Commission in 1951, Mr. Howard was a member
of the Research Staff of the International
Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission in New
Westminster, B. C, and the F.A.O., Fisheries
Division,   Washington,  D.C
1944
Terence   W.   McLorg:,   B.A.Sc,   has   been   appointed    Sales    Manager    of    the    Refrigeration
and   Air   Conditioning    Division    of    the   John
Inglis   Company,   Limited   .
1945
D. A. Fraser, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
as Special Engineer, C.P.R., Winnipeg. He
was previously Roadmaster, Swift Current,
Saskatchewan.
1946
William D. Reid, B.A., M.Ed. I Wash.), formerly Principal of Lansdowne Junior High
School in Victoria, has been appointed Inspector of Schools for the Districts of Campbell River, Alert Bay and Quatsino, with
Headquarters   in   Campbell    River.
Fred Roots, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.'47, recently
headed a geological survey fur minerals in
the North-west corner of B.C. Financed by
the Federal Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, "Operation Stikine" used 51
men and 2 helicopters to map 25.000 square
miles.
1947
Izadore Barrett, B.A., M.A.'49, formerly
with the B.C. Game Commission, Vancouver,
is now in charge of the operations of the Bait-
Fish Laboratories of the Inter - American
Tropical Tuna Commission in Panama and
Costa   Rica.
Patrick C. Grant, B.A., B.Ed.'56, was elected
Vice - President of the Okanagan Valley
Teachers' Association. P»lr. Grant is a member
of the B.CT.F. Committee investigating the
Acceleration  and  the  Gifted  Child   Programme.
A. T. Hill, M.S.A.. has been appointed Research Officer specialising in Poultry at the
Dominion    Experimental   Farm.   Agas-dz.
Eric J. Holmgren, B.A., B.L.S. (Toronto).
Librarian and Information Officer with Defence Research Board, Valcartier, Quebec, will
take up his new appointment as Alberta's
Supervisor of Libraries at the beginning of
the  New  Year.
Robert    E.    Lloyd,    B.Com., B.S.A.MS, M.S.A.
'50, has been appointed to direct the new curriculum major of Agricultural Management
and Sales at the California State Polytechnic
College, Kellog-Voorhis Campus, San Dimas,
California. Mr. Lloyd has had extensive experience in agricultural business enterprises,
having served as the District Sales Representative of the San Joaquin Valley Poultry
Producers Association, Fresno, and as the
California representative of the Washington
State Co-operative Chick Association. He has
also taught in the Department of Agricultural
Economics at the University of B.C., and was
a senior Research Assistant at the University
of California at Davis. He has operated his
own farming enterprise at Petaluma since
1954 and also held positions previously with
the Sonoma County Growers Co-operative
Marketing Association and the Central Poultry
Company in Petaluma. He is the son of
Professor Emeritus E. A. Lloyd, formerly
Head   of   the   Department   of   Poultry   Science,
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 26 U.B.C, now geneticist with the Petaluma Cooperative   Hatchery   at   Petaluma,   California.
1948
Malcolm H. Campbell, B.A., B.A.Sc'49, was
apopinted Municipal Engineer for Powell River.
Mr. Campbell has been employed with the
Federal Government, with Alcan at Kemano
and, more recently, with the Sewer and Water
Department   of   the   City   of   Vancouver.
Richard B. Herman, B.Com., has been appointed Nylon Eastern District Sales Manager,
Textile Fibres Division, Du Pont Company of
Canada   Limited.
George C. Richards, B.Com., C.A., has been
appointed Assistant Treasurer of Hooker
Chemicals   Limited,   North   Vancouver.
1949
Gordon Broadhead, B.A.'49, M.A. (Miami),
formerly with the Fisheries Research Board
of Canada in Nanaimo, B.C., is now with the
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission,
directing its tuna-tagging programme and
tuna biological research programme operations
at   sea.
Malcolm A. MacAulay, B.A., has been named
Personnel Director of the new Hooker Chemicals Limited chlorine-caustic soda plant at
North   Vancouver,
Ervin Angus Seibold, B.A., M.A.'51, has obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree at
Oxford where he is a member of Magdalen
College.
William E. Webb, B.S.F., M.F. ( Syracuse),
after a period of service with the Colonial
Service, Kenya, is now Assistant Professor
of Forest Entomology at State University of
New   York,   College   of   Forestry,   Syracuse.
1950
Rory  T.   Flanagan,   B.S.F.,  has   left  the B.C.
Forest Service and is now with the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources at Forth Smith, N.W.T.
George L. Kibble white, B.S.F., has been
promoted to General Logging Manager, (South
of Quesnel Division), Western Plywood (Cariboo I Ltd., with Headquarters at 100-Mile
House.
Bryce P. Page, B.S.F., is now Manager,
Northwest Bay Division, MacMillan and Bloe-
dell   Limited.
E. Peter Robin, B.A., M.D.'54, opened a
Medical Practice October 4, at 1516 Buena
Vista Ave., White Rock,  B.C.
1951
William J. Sterling, B.S.F., is General Logging Manager (North of Quesnel Division)
Western Plywood (Cariboo) Limited, with
Headquarters   at   Quesnel.
David A. Foster, B.A.Sc, has been transferred by the Canadian National Railways
from Norwood, Manitoba, to Moncton, N. B.,
where he will fill the position of Mechanical
Engineer   for   the  Atlantic   Region.
George S. Fukuyama, BA.., obtained his
Ph.D. Degree from Ohio State University this
year.
Capt. S. J. (Steve) Hardinge, LL.B., formerly Deputy Judge Advocate, B. C Army
Headquarters, has left the service for a post
with the Legal Department of the B. C. Electric   Company.
Allan C. Kenny, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
United Kingdom Technical and Information
Representative for the Plywood Manufacturing companies of B.C. His main duties involve the provision of fir plywood technical
literature and information for the use of
construction and building. His Headquarters
are   in   London.
Hyman Mitchner, B.A., M.Sc'63, Ph.D., is
at present Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin.
Leonard M. Staley, B.A.Sc, M.Sc. (Calif. I,
was appointed to the Staff of the Department
of Agricultural Engineering at the Ontario
Agricultural College this Autumn. He is an
Assistant Professor in the Farm Structures
Division and supervises the operation of the
Canadian Farm Building Plan Service at the
College.
Ronald Sidney Taylor, B.A.Sc, is now Head
of   the  City   Engineering   and   Board   of   Works
Departments for Trail. He assumed his new
position in October last.
1952
Selwyn P. Fox, B.A.Sc, M.S.F. (Toronto ,
has won the $350 Wood Award for 1956. This
award was the first to be awarded a Canadian
since its inception in 1948. It is sponsored
by Wood and Wood Products Magazine of
Chicago and is based on papers submitted by
graduate students in the United States and
Canada, in the field of wood technology. M-.
Fox's paper was titled, "An Investigation into
the Effects of Certain Variables in Scar:'-
Jointed Timber Laminations." He is a timbtr
engineer J'or the Canadian Institute of Timber
Construction,   Ottawa.
Sylvia Lash, B.A., was a member of an
Alpine Club of Canada team which, on August 13, made the first successful ascent in
20 years of Mount Waddington, B. C The
peak   is   13,200   feet   high.
Martin Abraham Unraw, B.S.A., M.S.A.'53.
has been awarded his Ph.D. Degree by the
University   of   Minnesota,   Minneapolis.
William J. Welsh, B.S.F., has left the B.C.
Forest Service, Prince George, and is now
with T. and H. Forestry and Engineering,
Vancouver.
1953
W. E. Boresky, B.A.Sc'53, has joined the
staff of Swan, Wooster and Partners in Vancouver. He was formerly Structural Draftsman with H. A. Simons Limited, Vancouver.
Ruth Nakamura, B.H.E., has taken a position in the Dietetic Department, Toron- o
General   Hospital.
1954
Margaret   Klassen,   B.A.,   opened   a   Bacteri illogical   Laboratory   this   summer   in   the   new
medical centre  in   Prince  George.
John G. Myers, B.S.F., has won the $250
Canada Vulcanizer and Equipment Co. Sehcl-
arship and is taking Post-graduate work n
Business Administration at the University of
Western  Ontario.
Richard H. Roberts, B.A., has been granted
a Rockefeller Studentship valued at $1100.
This is the second year in succession that
Mr. Roberts has received the Studentship n
International Studies. He is proceeding to a
Master's Degree in Economics. London School
of   Economics.
Gordon Tofte, B.A.Sc, has joined Canada
Creosoting Co. Ltd., foot of Pemberton Ave..
North   Vancouver.
1955
J. Don Cianci, B.A.Sc, a Technologist for
Shell Oil Company of Canada, Montreal, is
the first Canadian to win first prize in the
Student Problem Contest sponsored by the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Mr.   Cianci's   problem,   encountered   in   petrol
eum refinery work, "Reactor Design for a
Catalytic Reforming Process", will be published in a leading chemical engineering
journal.
Bruce Gourlay, B.S.F., is spending a year
of observation and work in various phases of
Forestry and the forest industries in Norway
and   Sweden.
Kenneth G. McDonald, B.S.P., has been
awarded the E. L. Woods Memorial Prize in
Pharmacy. The award was set up in honour
of the late E. L. Woods, first Dean of Pharmacy at U.B.C, and is given annually for the
best research paper by a Canadian student
graduating in Pharmacy. Mr. McDonald's
paper was entitled, "Activities of Histamine
Release from Rabbit Blood by Crystalline
Papaine."
Mary Maclennan, B.H.E., has joined the
U.B.C. Food Services Dietary Staff, as Assistant    Dietitian,    Acadia    Camp    Dining    Room.
John Nelson, B.Com., recently completed
his tour of Canada prior to being sent on his
overseas assignment as Assistant Trade Commissioner   in   New  Delhi,   India.
Peter H. Pearce, B.S.P1., winner of the
Canadian Institute of Forestry Gold Medal
for highest standing in the 1956 graduating
class, was presented with the medal by Dean
Allen at the October 9th meeting of the Vancouver Section. Peter has an appointment with
British   Columbia   Forest   Products   Limited.
Reginald Stuart Pitt, B.S.A., has been appointed Agricultural Officer, British Overseas
Colonial Service, British Honduras. His Headquarters will be Bakin Pot Farm, Agricultural
Department,   60   miles   from   Belize.
Alan de C. Veale, B.A.Sc, is stationed in
British Columbia as a representative of the
Division of Building Research, National Research Council, with offices in the B.C. Research Council building on the University
Campus, His duties consist of answering
enquiries and distributing information on
Building to Architects, Engineers, Contractors
and   Householders.
G. M. Weiss, U.S.A., has been appointed
Research Officer with the Pomology Section
of the Summerland Experimental Farm. He
will do research on fruit propagation, root-
stock   and   frame  working  projects.
ALUMNI   ELECTED  TO   VICTORIA
Among U.B.C. Graduates elected to the Provincial Legislature in the recent election were
the following: The Honourable Robert William
Bonner, B.A.'42, LL.B.'48, Attorney-General ;
Daniel R. J. Campbell, B.A.'52 ; Gordon Hudson
Dowding, LL.B.'51 ; George Frederick Thompson Gregory, B.A.'38 ; The Honourable Leslie
Raymond Peterson, LL.B.'49, Minister of Education : The Honourable Ray Gillis Williston,
B.A.'40,   Minister  of   Lands  and   Forests.
Members of the Supreme Court of British Columbia at the Swearing-in Ceremony, on June 19, of the
new Justices Brown and Ruttan. From left: Justices T. W. Brown, H. W. Mclnnes, N. W. Whittaker,
A. M. Manson; Chief Justice Sherwood Lett; Justices J. 0. Wilson, J. V. Clyne, A. E. Lord,
J. G.  Ruttan.    In  Front:  Registrar  L.  A.  Menendez,  Sheriff  E. W. Wells,  Retiring  Sheriff  S. F. M. Moodie.
27
U.  B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE At the
Sign
of the
Totem
In And About
The University
Dean   Neville   V.   Scarfe
INAUGURATION   OF  THE  NEW
COLLEGE  OF  EDUCATION
By   Dean   Neville  V.   Scarfe
On Thursday,
October 18 at 2:30
p.m. the new College of Education
fupb    %.      "<■     of the University
*"!^w '>mW     was   officially  in
augurated with
an impressive
ceremony. As if
to bless the proceedings, the sun
shone appropriately on the glittering array of
academic costume. The ceremony was
attended by a large number of
students and by representatives of
the Board of Governors, the Senate,
the Faculty of Education, the Joint
Board of the College of Education
and by distinguished guests from the
city of Vancouver and the Province.
On the platform were the President
of the University, two Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Joint Board,
the Deputy Minister of Education, a
representative of the staff of the
College and the Dean as Chairman.
In welcoming the gathering, the
Dean pointed out that this was an
historic occasion when Education had
reached the full status of a University discipline and now ranked alongside Law, Medicine and Engineering
as an important profession. The
establishment of the College was a
formal recognition that the training
of a teacher took as long a time
and required as great attention to
scholarly study as the training in
other professions. He expressed his
appreciation of the large numbers of
persons who had given their sympathetic support to the idea of raising
the prestige and quality of the teaching profession.
New  College  of  Education   Building,  seen  looking
North    from    the    N.E.    Corner   of   the   Armoury.
The President of the University
explained how important it was
for teachers to be adequately and
thoroughly trained and he paid tribute
to the many people who had worked
on the establishment of the new
College. The President introduced The
Honourable Ray Williston, former
Minister of Education, who had devoted untiring efforts to this new
scheme.
The President also welcomed the
new Minister of Education, The Honourable Leslie Peterson. Mr. Williston
performed the official inauguration
and delivered an inspiring and encouraging address explaining why he
had urged so strongly the development of this College. Mr. Peterson
then delivered one of his first speeches
as new Minister, pledging full support
to the development of educational
facilities in the Province. The meeting
concluded with short speeches of
greeting from President MacKenzie,
on behalf of the Board of Governors,
Dr. Harold Campbell, on behalf of
the Department of Education, and
Dean Walter Gage, on behalf of the
Joint Board. Professor F. C. Boyes
replied to the greetings on behalf of
the College Staff.
In conclusion, Dean Scarfe said that
he was proud to be allowed to share
in the future development of this
great and courageous experiment.
All seven speeches were concluded
within the space of 40 minutes. This
gave the whole meeting an air of
liveliness while the impressive array
of speakers added a profound dignity
to the setting. The College had thus
become an important and integral part
of University life in a scholarly and
enthusiastic ceremony which gives
promise of high achievement for the
future.
CONDEMNS   ONE-YEAR   EMERGENCY
PROGRAMME  COLLEGE   OF   EDUCATION
By  Dr.  J.   E.  Kania
Chairman,  Alumni   Higher   Education   Committee
The following resolution was approved by the Alumni Committee on
Higher Education at a meeting held
on Friday, November 16, 1956, in the
home of the Committee Chairman, J.
E. Kania, B.A.Sc.'26, M.A.Sc, Ph.D.
"WHEREAS the major purposes of
the College of Education are to improve the quality of teaching in B.C.
and to raise the status of the teaching
profession in order to attract more
capable students, and
WHEREAS the present one-year
emergency programme is inadequate
for these purposes, and
WHEREAS this programme is acknowledged to be educationally inadequate by both the Department
and the University, and
WHEREAS the programme has not
increased to any large extent the
number of teachers who will be available for the school system in 1957,
there being only eighty-five students
registered in the course, and
WHEREAS  there  is  no   evidence  to
show that these eightly-five students
would not have registered for the
two-year programme had this been
compulsory,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED
that the Department of Education,
the Joint Board of the College of
Education and the University Senate
be urged, in the strongest possible
terms, to discontinue the present one-
year emergency programme at the
end of the current University session,
and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that
the Department of Education be urged
to establish a generous programme of
two-year scholarships to encourage
students to enrol in, and to assist
them through, the two-year programme for elementary teachers."
LIQUID   NITROGEN   GENERATOR
The Physics Department has just
completed the installation of a liquid
nitrogen generator. For the various
research programmes the University
has required for a long time a source
of liquid air or liquid nitrogen. This
machine is the most modern air liquefying equipment available. In fact
only two have been produced; the
other is at the University of Michigan.
It was designed by Professor S. C.
Collins of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and was built by the
Joy Manufacturing Company. It produces 25 litres of liquid nitrogen per
hour and has built-in storage capacity
for 450 litres. The machine is almost
entirely automatic. It operates at the
unusually low pressure of 200 lbs.
per square inch and has many
unique engineering features. The most
notable of these is that the air is
purified by a refrigeration process
thus avoiding the use of chemicals as
purifying   agents.
FIRST SOD TURNED FOR THE
NEW ARTS BUILDING
On the afternoon of October 18 took
place the symbolic ceremony of turning the first sod of the new Arts
Building group, to be known as the
Buchanan Building, named for the late
Daniel Buchanan, popular Dean of the
Arts and Science Faculty through
many generations of students. The
sod-turning was done by The Honour-
The Honourable Leslie Peterson, Minister of
Education, 'Turns the First Sod' of the new Arts
Building. With him are seen, (from Right), Dean
Chant, Mrs. Daniel Buchanan President MacKenzie and Mr. Percy Bengough, Member of the
University   Board   of   Governors.
U.B.C     ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
28 able Leslie Peterson, LL.B.'49, Minister of Education, in the presence of
President MacKenzie, Dean Chant and
a small gathering of Staff, Students
and other interested spectators. Mrs.
Buchanan, widow of Dean Buchanan,
was among those who witnessed the
important  ceremony.
The Arts Building is expected to
be ready for occupation for the
opening of the Session in the Autumn
of 1958. It will provide lecture room
facilities for approximately 3000
students and office amenities for
more than 100 members of the University  Teaching   Staff.
NEW  DORMITORY WING FOR
WOMEN   STUDENTS
A new wing, connecting Anne Wesbrook and Isabel Maclnnes Halls, is
rapidly nearing completion on the
Campus. It will be occupied after
Christmas by 71 first year students,
now temporarily housed at Youth
Training Camp.   The new building is
Women's  Dormitory Unit to be Ready for  Use
after  Christmas.
a dormitory unit, designed so that its
occupants can use the lounge facilities
of the two halls to which it is being
joined.
As with the earlier units, anyone
who wishes may contribute an amount
sufficient to furnish either a single
room ($250) or a double (S500). The
gift will be recorded by a brass plaque
on the door of the room chosen.
Miss Nancy Macdonald, B.A.'47, a
member of the Reference Department in the University Library, has
already arranged to furnish a room as
a Christmas present for her Mother
and Father, Mr. and Mrs. Colin C.
Macdonald    of    Penticton.
—M. D. M.
GIFT OF  BOOKS  BY   ITALY
The Government of Italy recently
added to the University of B.C.
Library's collection of Italian books
with a presentation of 45 volumes of
Italian classics.
Italian Consul Vittorio Bifulco, on
behalf of his Government, made the
presentation to University President
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Earlier this year members of
the Italian Community in Vancouver
donated $650, through the Vancouver
Italian Mutual Aid Society, for the
purchase of Italian books by the
University.
—U.B.C. Reports
Great  Trekker  Award
GREAT TREKKER 1956
The 1956 "Great
Trekker" award,
highest honour
U. B. C. students
can bestow on an
Alumnus, has
been given ^o
Ernest William
Hart Brown, 43,
Manager of the Winnipeg Branch of
the  Hudson's  Bay  Company.
The award, established in 1950, is
given annually to a member of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association who has
"continued his interest in the University . . . and made an outstanding
contribution to the community, the
University and the student body."
Mr. Brown, who now lives at 670
Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, graduated from U.B.C. in 1934, and joined
the Hudson's Bay Company in whose
employment he has served ever since.
He was Assistant Manager of the
Vancouver Branch before his transfer
earlier this year to manage the
Winnipeg store.
The Alma Mater Society chose Mr.
Brown for the Great Trekker Award
in recognition of his service to the
University in guiding development
plans. Mr. Brown was President of
the Alumni Association from April
to August of this year. He was
President of the Community Chest
and Council of Greater Vancouver
in 1954-55, when new records were,
achieved in obtaining financial support
for the Community Chest. Mr. Brown
is also President of the University
Club of Vancouver, a member of the
Board of Governors of the Vancouver
Public Aquarium Society, a member
of the Friends of U.B.C. and a member
of the Canadian Club.
The Great Trekker award was presented to Mr. Brown by Don Jabour,
President of the U.B.C. Alma Mater
Society, at Homecoming ceremonies
November 3. The Award consists of
a large trophy in the shape of the
U.B.C. Cairn, held by the recipient for
one year, and a small replica to be
kept permanently. (See p. 18)
"Shpij Shall ®rmn Not ®ln"
The annual Remembrance Day service was held on the morning of
November 11 in the Foyer of the
Memorial Gymnasium. Rev. William
Deans, B.A.'25, Chaplain of the 196th
Western Universities Battalion Association conducted the service. Wreaths
were placed by representatives of Tri-
Service Cadet Units, the 196th Western Universities Battalion Association,
The University, The Alumni Association, The University Employees'
Union, The Alma Mater Society, the
Canadian Legion Branch 142 and The
War Amputations of Canada. A smart
Tri-Service guard of U.B.C. Cadet-
Officers was under C.O.T.C. command.
After The Last Post, Two Minutes of
Silence    was    observed   followed    by
Wreath-Laying   before  Memorial   Plaque  at
Remembrance   Day   Service.
Reveille. The Lament, 'Flowers of the
Forest', was played by Pipe-Major
Roger. Short addresses were given by
Mr. W. R. Wawhinney, President of
the 196th Battalion Association, and
Lieut. Col. Harry T. Logan for the
University.
Each year following the end of
World War I, Members of the 196th
Battalion gathered to do homage to
the memory of their comrades until
their private ceremony was merged
in the University Remembrance Day
Service. It was fitting that Mr.
Mawhinny should speak of these early
associations. "This year," he said, "we
of the 196th Western Universities
Battalion are celebrating the 40th
anniversary of its formation. The
196th Battalion consisted of four
companies of roughly 250 men each
from the four Western Universities—
'A' Company, from the University of
Manitoba, 'B' Company, University of
Saskatchewan, 'C Company, University of Alberta, and 'D' Company from
the University of British Columbia.
"On this Armistice Day our memories go back to those days of forty
years ago. As we gaze upon the
Memorial Plaque or turn the pages of
the Book of Remembrance, we remember the tents on Laurel Street,
where the Private Ward Pavilion of
the Vancouver General Hospital now
stands, the grounds of King Edward
High School, where we were taught
Squad and Company Drill, Camp
Hughes, Manitoba, where we joined
the other three Companies and continued our training as a Battalion.
From there we proceeded to Seaford,
England, for more advanced training.
"During this period, comradeships
were made, some to be forever parted
but always remembered and cherished.
"It is the memory of these departed
comrades we honour today. As the
years go by, our numbers decrease,
and so it is with pride that we
acknowledge that this ceremony, initiated by our Association, has become
an institution of the University, and,
on behalf of my comrades of the 196th
Battalion Association, I wish to thank
the committee in charge of arrangements for the time and effort spent
in arranging its many details.
"We are grateful that the supreme
sacrifice of our comrades will be forever remembered, along with that of
the other students and members of
the Faculty of the University."
—H.T.L.
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30 The Faculty
Dean G. F. Curtis, LL.B. (Sask),
B.A., B.C.L.(Oxon.), LL.D.(Dalhousie,
Sask.), D.C.L.(N.B.), Faculty of Law,
urged the formation of a centralised
agency in Canada to direct leg-al
research and stressed the growing
need for facilities to carry on such
research in his paper, "The Lawyers'
Part in Law Reform", presented to
the Commonwealth and Empire Law
Conference in London this summer.
The paper was published in the September Issue of the American Bar
Association Journal.
Dean H. C. Gunning, B.A.Sc'23,
S.M., Ph.D.(M.I.T.), F.G.S.A., F.R.S.C.
Faculty of Applied Science, attended
the 69th Annual Meeting of the
Geological Society of America at
Minneapolis, October 31 to November
2. At the Annual Dinner held on
November 1st, he represented the
Geological Association of Canada as
its President. As Vice-President of
the Society of Economic Geologists
he attended the 37th Annual Meeting
of that Society and the Council Meeting held on October 30. Technical
papers were presented by J. E. Armstrong, B.A.Sc'34, M.A.Sc'35, I,. H.
Green, B.A.Sc'49, K. C. McTaggart,
B.A.Sc'43, P. M. Hurley, B.A.Sc.'34,
J. E. Reesor, B.A.Sc'49, all graduates
in Geological Engineering. About 800
scientists attended the meetings under
the Presidency of Dr. George S. Hume
of Ottawa and Calgary.
Dean   H.   C.   Gunning
J. S. Clark
Dean F. H. Soward, B.A..(Toronto),
B..Litt. (Oxon.), F.R.S.C, Associate
Dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, was appointed one of the five
alternate representatives of the 10-
man Canadian Delegation to the
United Nations General Assembly,
November 12. The Delegation is
headed by Lester B. Pearson. Dean
Soward will remain in New York until
February, 1957, when he will return
to the University.
John S. Clark, B.S.A.'48, M.S.A.'50,
Ph.D. (Cornell), has i*ecently been
appointed to the staff of the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of
Agriculture. Prior to his appointment
Dr. Clark was research Professor at
Cornell and had co-operated with the
Tennessee Valley Authority and Sun
Oil   Company   on   special   soil   phos
phorus and nitrogen problems. He
plans to continue research work with
special reference to the soils of British
Columbia.
C. E. Dolman, M.R.C.S.(England),
M.B., B.S., D.P.H., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.
(London), F.R.C.P. (C), F.A.P.H.A.,
F.R.S.C, Head of the Department of
Bacteriolgy and Immunology, Faculty
of Arts and Science, has resigned hi 5
position as Director of the Division of
Laboratories. Provincial Department
of Health. Dr. Dolman, who has held
both positions for the past 21 years,
will assume full-time duties with th;
University.
W. C Gibson, B.A.'33, M.Sc.(McGill), D. Phil.(Oxon.), M.D., C M.
(McGill), Kinsmen Professor and
Chairman of the Department of Neurological Research, was recently elected President of the U.B.C Faculty
Association. Other Officers and Executive Members are as follows: Vice-
President, Dr. W. G. Dixon, Schocl
of Social Work; Secretary, Dr. L. W.
Shemilt, Chemical Engineering Department; Treasurer, Prof. C. L.
Mitchell, Faculty of Commerce; Past-
President, Prof. G. O. B. Davies,
Department of History; Prof. W. R.
Carrothers, Faculty of Law; Ruth M..
Morrison, School of Nursing; and Dr.
M. F. McGregor, Department of
Classics.
Arthur Koehler, B.S. (Michigan),
M.S.(Wisconsin), is visiting Professor
in the Faculty of Forestry for the
1956-57 Session. He is giving the
courses in Wood Technology during-
the absence of Robert Kennedy who
is taking post-graduate work at Yale
towards his Ph.D. Degree. Prol'.
Koehler was Chief of the Wood Technology Section of the Forest Products
Laboratory at Madison, Wisconsin, for
35 years. After retiring, he taught
Wood Technology at the Yale Forest
School for two years. His famous
detective work in helping to solve the
Lindbergh kidnapping case in the
early 30's, through the wood structure
of the abductions ladder, will be
recalled.
Edmund Morrison, B.A.'27, A.M.,
Ph.D.(Calif.), of the English Department, has obtained the first award
of a grant from the Koerner Foundation, intended to release a senior
Professor for a year of advanced
study and general cultural experience,
in Europe. Dr. Morrison and Mi".
Morrison (nee Mary Carter, B.A.'2£)
travelled to Italy on the S.S. Vulcania
and back to England through Italy
and France. He is resuming work on
the novelist, Charles Reade.
J. Lewis Robinson, B.A. (Western
Ontario), M.A. (Syracuse), Ph.D.
(Clark), Chairman, Division of Geography, Department of Geology and
Geography, is on leave-of-absence for
a year to the University of Rochester,
where he has been appointed to give
a Geography Course on Canada in a
Canadian Studies Programme.
C. E. Dolman
Edmund Morrison
Marion Seymour, B.Sc. (H.Ec.)
(Man.), formerly on the Staff of the
School of Home Economics, is now
on the Faculty of the University of
Texas.
Dr. Myron M. Weaver, recently retired Dean of Medicine, U.B.C, has
joined the Staff of Union College at
Schenectady, New York. He has
assumed the three-fold responsibilities
of Professor of Health, College Physician and Director of the College
Health Service.
MISS MARJORIE J. SMITH
An Appreciation
The death on October 26, 1956, of Misa
Marjorie J. Smith, Director of the School of
Social Work, meant a great loss to the
University, the profesison of social work, and
the  community.
Miss Smith first came to the University in
1943 and immediately undertook the large task
of developing the social work programme into
a professional school. How well she succeeded
was amply demonstrated at the Twenty-fifth
Anniversary of the School in October, 1955,
when social work leaders from Canada, United
States, and Great Britain paid tribute to the
leadership she had given in establishing the
School as one of the foremost in social work
education.
British Columbia has long been a place with
a social conscience, but Miss Smith gave the
lead to a fuller expression of that conscience
by what she did in training professional personnel to administer both private and public
programmes. In doing so, she brought not
only an extensive academic background from
the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago, but also the practical lessons
of social welfare administration in the dark
days   of  the  depression   in   the United   States.
In an acre of specialisation in most fields.
Miss Smith, an outstanding teacher, was
equally at home in teaching the elements of
psychiatric social work or the issues surrounding the administration of a public welfare
programme. She was always more than the
technician because, in the building of the
programme of the School of Social Work, she
constantly had a grasp of sound educational
philosophy. Through all her philosophy ran
the theme that true education for social work
did not consist of training for narrow specialties, but rather should be an inclusive, educational experience which would prepare
people to deal with all the facets and intricacies  of human experience.
Miss Smith will be greatly missed by her
Faculty, the hundreds of students who received the benefit of her teaching skill and
wise administration, and the scores of administrators and volunteers in the community
who sought her counsel and enjoyed her
friendship. Miss Smith built well in her role
as Director of the School of Social Work, but
she built equally well in her outstanding contribution to the development of social welfare
in   the  community.
—W.G.D.
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32 Students' Council, Session 1956-57. Standing, from Left: Sandy Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Publications Board
Marc Bell, University Clubs Committee Chairman; Charlotte Warren, Women's Athletics Representative
Murray McKenzie, Vice-President; Kathy Archibald First Member-at-Large; Ian Smyth, Public Relations
Officer. Seated, from Left: Tom Toynbee, Men's Athletics Representative; Lynda Gates, Women's Undergraduate Society President; Alan Thackray, Treasurer; Don Jabour,. President; Peggy Andreen, Secretary:
Robin   Scott,   Undergratuate   Societies   Chairman;   Maureen   McNeil,   Second   Member.    Inset,   Ben   Trevino(
Co-ordinator of  Activities.
Campus News and Views
Leadership Conference
By  Ian Smyth, Arts '58, Public Relations Officer, Students' Council
On October 5, 6, and 7, ninety-fiv V
Student delegates and fifteen Facultyjr^L
members    met    at   Y. M.C. A's    Camp
Elphinstone  for U.B.C.'s   Second
Annual  Leadership  Conference.
"When we worked, we worked," said
Conference Chairman Lynda Gates,
"and when we played, we played."
And they did.
Work and play proved to be a
happy combination during the three-
day session with delegates dividing
their time between the fifteen ninety-
minute discussion groups and a lively
recreational programme that included
dancing, sing-songs, canoeing, sports
and movies.
Purpose of the Conference is for
Student leaders to meet with Faculty
to discuss Student problems and to
further Student-Faculty relations.
Topics included Current Campus Happenings, Finances, Student-Faculty-
Alumni Relations, Publications and
Student Participation in Campus Activities.
Discussion in all groups was mature,
intelligent and fruitful. The general
topics were subdivided and each Chairman allowed his group to select for
discussion those issues which most
interested them. It was interesting
to note that all groups agreed on the
Discussion   Group   with   Marc   Bell   in   the   Chair;
Subject—Current   Campus   Affairs.    To   the   Right
on the grass is seen another Discussion going on;
Subject—Campus Publications.
—Courtesy Prof. Stanley Read
Leaders   of   To-day  and   To-morrow.
Courtesy  Prof   Stanley  Rear!
existence of basically similar problems and suggested similar general
solutions. Some of the more important
ideas expressed during the Conference
follow.
In Current Campus Affairs two of
the five subdivisions were repeatedly
discussed in each group; the ever-
stormy question of A.M.S. General
Meetings, and Campus Housing. All
delegates agreed that general meetings, at their best, are a proven and
reliable aspect of democratic government but it was also felt that, because
of expanding enrolment at U.B.C,
such meetings have become unmanageable, unrepresentative, and obsolete as
an effective instrument of government.
Most popular of all reform proposals
was a plan for establishing a parliamentary form of representative government.
In the matter of Housing, delegates
agreed that the University Administration has done everything in its
power to obtain sufficient and suitable
Campus Housing, but that the Provincial Government had failed in its
responsibility to the University. Out
of these discussions arose the nucleus
of the current suggestion of a "Second
Great Trek," a proposed drive by
students to obtain greater grants for
study, lecture and residence accomodation. By petition, advertising and
a strenuous campaign, designed to
make student needs known throughout the Province, it is hoped that
pressure can be brought to bear on
the Provincial Legislature with a view
to their relieving the grossly overcrowded  Campus conditions.
The programme of the Conference
also provided for periods of recreation
and anyone who watched the Saturday
afternoon Football Game will long-
remember Dean Chant of the Faculty
of Arts and Science as he raked in
a long pass from quarterback Don
Hill, Frosh Undergrad Society President, and carried the ball for a long
gain. Another memorable sight was
the look on the face of a member of
the English Department as he filled
an inside straight in the Poker Game
that seemed to have no end. And
we shall probably never know what
happened to that tame white rabbit
that arrived at the Conference site,
cradled in the arms of Ubyssey Editor,
Sandy Ross.
Everyone was impressed by the
friendly tone of the Conference and
by the amount of good work done
during the 3 days. The prevailing-
spirit of co-operation has done a great
deal to integrate inter-club and inter-
Faculty relations on the Campus. The
surest sign of approval, however, has
been in the many requests of delegates
for an invitation to next year's Conference.
Annual High School Conference
The University of British Columbia
will play host to over 200 representatives from High Schools all over-
British Columbia and the Yukon for
two days in mid-February, 1957, at
the Tenth Annual High School Conference.
Conference committee officials have
urged that every High School in the
Province send at least one or two
representatives.
The purpose of the Conference is
to acquaint High School delegates
with all aspects of Campus life, both
academic and social.
U.B.C. is the only University in
Canada to sponsor such a conference.
Dave Robertson, Arts '59,
Ubyssey Staff.
Clubs Day on the Campus
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 34. First stage of Victory Journey. Canada's
Olympic hopes rested on these men as they
left Vancouver Airport, Saturday, November
10. Front Row (from left) : Carl Ogawa,
Laurie West, Dou^ Clement, Doug Kyle, Bob
Osborne (Manager Canada's Olympic Team),
Cst.   John   Graham,   Frank   Read,   Don   Arnold,
Archie McKinnon, Walter d'Hondt. Back
Row (from left) : Eddie Wild, Ron Stewart,
Fil Kueber, Dick McClure, Bob Wilson, Dave
Helliwell, Wayne Pretty, Tom Gray. Bill McKerlich, Doug McDonald, Glen Smith, John
MacLeod. Their achievements have fully justified the hopes of their  friends and backers.
OLYMPICS SUMMARY
Special Despatches from Australia
Never in its history has the University of British Columbia had such
a large representation on Canada's
Olympic Teams as we have had during the recent Games in Melbourne,
Australia. Fifteen Students, two
Faculty members, two Graduates
and one former student were included
in Canada's 1956 Olympic Team. No
other Canadian University has ever
equalled this achievement.
The University has received a tremendous amount of favourable publicity, especially because of the brilliant victories of the four- and eight-
oared crews who, under the leadership
of Frank Read, brought Canada a
Gold and a Silver Medal.
Following is a list of Canada's
Olympic Team members, (other than
the Rowing Crews), who are associated with U.B.C: R. F. (Bob)
Osborne, Manager, Track and Field
Team; Jack Pomfret, Assistant Coach,
Basketball Team; Frank Read, Rowing Coach; Alice Whitty (former
student), 16th in High Jump Final;
Doug. Kyle (Grad.), 23rd in 10,000
Metres Final; Doug. Clement, 5th in
1600 Metre Relay Final; John McLeod (Grad.), 9th in Basketball; Ed
Wild, 9th in Basketball..
The Olympic Eight and Four, Silver
and Gold Medallists, respectively, are,
of course, all U.B.C. men. Their names
are given in the Front Cover caption
on Page 3.
How the Medals Were Won
By Fil  Kueber
The following special despatch to
the Chronicle was sent with best
wishes to Alumni from Olympic Village,  Melbourne, by Fil Kueber, who
By R.  J.  Phillips, Athletics  Director
rowed Bow in the U.B.C. Olympic
Eight. The letter, addressed to the
Editor, was dated November 28.
"The rowing events are finished as
of yesterday and no doubt by now
you have heard the results. To begin
with, I suppose I should tell you of
the splendid performance of our Four-
oared Crew. There was no doubt that
they were the tops in their event—
as evidenced by their 5-length margin
in the final over U.S.A., Italy and
France. When they returned to the
boat-house, we in the eight were just
preparing to leave for the start of
our final—the last event on the programme. The sight of their Gold
Medals made us more determined than
ever to win, and we were quite confident we could make it a double Gold
Medal day for Canada. However, you
know the result—we finished seconc
to the U.S. by one-third of a length
followed  by  Australia  in  third  spot
I won't hedge around the point:
we were disappointed. When a crew-
eats, sleeps, drinks, thinks and trains,
in terms of a Gold Medal ending to
the venture, it is a disappointment.
However, as the telegrams began to
come in, the boys began to pick up
and the Silver Medal looked like a
respectable achievement.
The race itself was nip and tuck all
the way and the result could have
been completely changed among the
three crews without any surprise from
anyone. We did have the windies;
lane in the final but that's the luck
of the draw. On any other given day
we might have won. The three top
crews beat each other at least once,
so it is quite evident that not much
separated them.
Right now everyone is quite content
and is looking forward to seeing the
rest of the Games."
Bob Osborne Describes Races
Bob Osborne sends this interesting
description of the U.B.C. crews'
achievements, with his own comments,
in a letter written on December 1
from Olympic Village, Melbourne,
specially for the Chronicle.
"Greetings from 'down under.' The
first week of the Olympic Games is
over and, as you know, Canada's best
showing was made by our own U.B.C.
Crews. Fortunately, from a purely
personal point of view, my Track and
Field responsibilities were relieved on
Tuesday afternoon and so I was able
to get up to Ballarat just before the
start of the Rowing Finals.
The Four Oars Without Cox event
was not scheduled to start until 4.30
and frankly, although the other races
were excellent, I could hardly wait
for the 'main events' to begin. You
know the story of the race. The boys
were behind for the first 500 metres
and I was beginning to get worried.
Then the announcer began to comment on the steady stroking and form
of the Canadian crew and from that
point on he showered praise on our
boys. Before the race was half over,
he was saying that the issue was now
only for second and third places. It
was a tremendous thrill to see Canada
come into sight and to maintain and
even increase their substantial lead.
All of the Canadian officials were on
hand to see Frank Read's U.B.C. crew
receive the first Gold Medal ever won
by   Canada   in   Rowing.
The final race of the day was the
Eight Oars With Cox, rowed at 5:30
p.m. on a perfect afternoon. Without
a doubt it was one of the finest and
most exciting eight-oared races ever
seen anywhere. The U.B.C. crew from
Canada (so called by the announcer)
alternated slight leads with the fine
crews from Yale and Australia.
As the Aussies say, 'There was
nothing in it'. Canada rowed a magnificent race to close the gap on U.S.A.
with a finishing sprint that would have
brought them a Gold Medal if the race
had been a few yards longer. It was
a wonderful race which perhaps would
have seen the results different if the
Canadian and American lanes had
been reversed. This statement is not
meant to detract from the splendid
American crew but it did appear that
crews in the inside lane, perhaps
purely coincidentally, had been more
fortunate than the others. Our Four
rowed in this lane but they were so
superior that they did not need any
extra good luck.
One thing that pleased me as much
as the Gold and Silver Medals was
the fine impresison created by the
rowers. Significantly, I heard many
complimentary remarks before they
had made their splendid performances. You can be sure that I swelled
a bit with pride because they were
from U.B.C. and Canada.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        36 Obituaries
KEITH  SHAW,  1902-1956
Tt is not easy to write of the death of a
close friend whom I have known so well and
of whom I was so fond. I first met Keith in
the main hall of the University in the old
Fairview Shacks in 1919. I remember distinctly being introduced to him by Jack Shier
and thinking at the time that here was a
man whom I would like and who would be a
friend. We did become friends, very great
friends, and that friendship continued on an
undiminished basis up to the hour of his
death. We saw each other constantly during
our undergraduate years; we graduated at
the same time with identically the same
marks ; we married about the same time ; and
we experienced a great number of joys and
vicissitudes   of   life  together.
Keith was a unique person. He was physically strong, having worked in the woods during his undergraduate summers and, after
graduation, as a timber cruiser. When he
joined the MacMillan and Bloedel firm in later
life he rose to be one of its most valued
Executives. I have often heard H. R. MacMillan say that there was no-one in British
Columbia who knew more about timber and
and timber values than Keith Shaw, and, in
the Company's brief to the Royal Commission
on Forestry several months ago, Mr. MacMillan
paid tribute to Keith Shaw as one of his coauthors in the submission on behalf of that
organisation. He was keen and able in business, but, on the other hand, he was extremely
sensitive, and his whole attitude to life was
artistic. He came from a scholarly family.
His father, a graduate of Dalhousie in Classics
and a Harvard A.M., was the distinguished
Principal of Vancouver High School and old
Vancouver College, and the first Principal of
McGill University College of British Columbia.
He  had  the  reputation   of  being  a   fine teacher.
Keith, himself, graduated in Arts in 1923.
He played the piano and had a most acute
ear and a great love for music. Everything
he did, he did wholeheartedly and with good
taste. He loved cards and was an expert
bridge player. He was very fond of horse-
racing and had a flair for picking winners.
He had a charm of manner which attracted
friends from all walks of life and he was in
every sense a good companion. Since his
death I have heard a number of people refer
to him as a blithe spirit, and he was a blithe
spirit in his intense love of life, his keen
interest in other people, his unfailing gaiety
coupled with good sense.
He was an incurable optimist in all things,
and when he heard some months ago that he
was suffering from a serious heart condition,
he cheerfully started to plan his life so that
he could accommodate himself to that fact.
He was
"One  who   never turned  his  back
But marched breast forward ;
Never doubted  clouds  would  break."
Perhaps his giving of himself so completely
in everything that he did was one of the
things which shortened his life. In any event
when death came to him, it came quickly
and kindly, as it ought, to one who was
himself gentle and kind. He was beloved by
his family who have suffered a great loss,
and a host of friends will grieve for him for
a   long  time. —J.V.C.
HERBERT B. KING
Dr. Herbert B. King, B.A. (Queen's), M.A.
'23, Ph.D. (Wash.), former Chief Inspector
of Schools for the Province, 1939-45, died
in Ottawa, Friday, November 9, 1956.
He was 77. Dr. King was Principal of
Kitsilano High School from 1924-34, and,
from 1934 to '39, was Technical Adviser to
the Provincial Department of Education. He
is survived by his widow and a daughter,
Monica, B.A.'27, in Ottawa; a son, Hubert B.
King, B.A.'27, of Prince George; three
brothers, Howard King, Ladner ; Garfield A.
King, Vancouver; Earl King, Long Island,
N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Robertson of
Ocean   Park.
JEAN   ROGERS  DEAN  GILLEY,  B.A/27
Jean  Gilley  was  a warm friend  of  all  those
with   whom   she  ever   worked.    We   found   this
personal reference in the Totem of her graduating  year :
" 'The dignified member of the Council', a-:
least that's what Jean thinks she is. Four
years of college life have brought Jean many
good friends. Her varied interests include:
member of the Senior 'A' Basketball Team,
Vice-President of her class, and finally President of the Women's Athletic Association.
Always happy and good-natured and of a
steadfast character which inspires all who
know   her   with   confidence—that's   Jean."
So many of us learned to appreciate thowo
qualities in her. In her mature years sh<^
showed herself to be a wise, public-spirited,
able and gracious member of her community,
in   which   the   University   played   a   large  part.
She served the Alumni Association in various ways; many tasks were given to her,
e.g.. Second Vice-President of the Association,
Chairman of the Alumnae Home Management
House Committee, and member of the U.B.C.
Development Fund Board of Directors. Th^
women who worked with her on the Home
Management House Committee remember loni?:
hours spent compiling lists, stuffing envelopes
with circulars, and making plans to follow
up their extensive correspondence. As a convener, Jean inspired the members of her committee to work towards the realisation of a
goal—set, for the young women of the University, by other women in much earlier years--
and, under her, the tasks had significance.
Eventually she saw the House in ope rat ior,
was entertained there by the Home Management students and proudly attended the official
opening.
Looking back, we see that she served in many-
posts that called for special characteristics.
Following graduation, she spent a year as
Assistant to Dean Bollert at U.B.C. She
worked on the Campus of the University of
Toronto. After a summer abroad she rt -
turned to Vancouver and presently joined the
Provincial Government Staff as Secretary to
Harry Cassidy, first Director of Welfare for
British Columbia. Several years later she
transferred to a research position in the Provincial Welfare Department from which she
moved to the Provincial Department of Health.
In the war years, she was made secretary <; f
the Federal Provincial Health Committee, as
a medical research assistant, directly undtr
Dr. George Elliott, Assistant Deputy Minister
of Health.
The nature of these posts suggests that, in
her life-work, Jean devoted herself to the
welfare of the community in which she lived.
Out of the experience of working with he-,
one of her colleagues has said, "Everyone
who knew Jean Gilley was richer for the
experience. With her high principles and firm
convictions, she sustained and strengthened
those   who   might   waver." —E.W. and M.I\
W. J. MASTERSON
The    passing    of    W.    J.     (Bill)     Masterson,
B.A.'28, is deeply mourned by his wide circ e
of friends. The funeral service on the afternoon of Thursday, November 8, was conducted
by Right Rev. Bishop Gower and Dean North-
cote Burke, and took place in Christ Church
Cathedral,   where  he  was   a  Warden.
Eight years after graduation, in 1936, he
was called to the Bar, and carried on for a
time with the legal firm of Reid, Wallbridge,
Gibson and Sutton, before setting up his own
private practice. During World War II he
received a Commission through the C.O.T.C.
at U.B.C, and served with the Canadian
Army in Canada, mainly on prisoner-of-war
duty and later with the Adjutant-General's
Branch   in  Ottawa.
When the war was over, he returned :o
Vancouver to the practice of Law, and was
appointed Assistant Prosecutor in Vancouver,
a position he still held at the time of his
death. Recently he was given charge if
prosecutions   in   the  Family   Court.
Because of the nature of his work, which
brought him into touch with the homeless
and the friendless, and as a result of his own
sympathetic spirit, he became extremely interested in the work of the Salvation Army and
the John Howard Society. Bill Masterson was
always ready and willing to assist any u n-
fortunate persons in a process of rehabilitation.
He   was   an   active   member   of   the   Taur.is
Unit,   Army,   Navy   and    Air   Force   Veterans
of  Canada. —A.M.H.
MRS. MORDEN W. SMITH
Mrs. Morden W. Smith (nee Verna Lucas).
B.A.'28, M.A.'30, died in St. Andrews, N.B.
She is survived by her husband Dr. Smith,
St. Andrews; three sons, Leigh Smith, Edmonton ; Richard, a student at U.N.B. ; Paul
at home; and a brother R. B. Lucas, Vancouver,   B. C.
MRS. WILLIAM IRWIN
Mrs. William Irwin (nee Esther Eddy)
B.A.'29, well-known Social and Community
worker, died March 24, 1956. Mrs. Irwin was
Founder and Past-President of the B. C. Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association
and received an award for the greatest personal contribution to the Canadian Mental
Health Programme in 1955. At the time of
her death she was the Chairman of a Community Chest Committee for the foundation of
a home for, and treatment of, emotionally
disturbed children. She is survived by her
husband, William Irwin, 1950 Nanton : her
Mother, Mrs. A. C. Eddy, Vancouver ; two
sons, Robert and Bryan of Vancouver, and a
daughter, Mrs. David Sheasgreen. Calgary.
She  was  47.
FOREST GENE HESS
Dr. Forest Gene Hess, B.A.'49, M.A.'51,
Ph.D.'55, died in England on November 8,
1956. Dr. Hess was attending Cambridge
University on an Overseas Post-Doctoral
Fellowship from the National Research Council at the time of his death. Prior to taking
up the Fellowship, he had been working with
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk
River.    He  was   28.
REV.  DR.  J.  G.  BROWN, M.A., D.D.
Dr. Brown always said that he wanted to
die in harness. He had his wish. On Sunday,
October 14, 1956, he preached twice to his
congregation in Victoria, and performed his
usual pastoral duties. On Monday, October
15, he died. He was in harness to the very
end.
In temperament and character. Dr. Brown
was the stuff of which pioneers are made.
Born of Irish parents, in Lakefield, Ont., in
1880, he had his full share both of Irish
impetuousness and of Irish humour. Difficulties did not deter him from what he felt
he should do; they only aroused his fighting
spirit. Nor could they quench his sense of
humour. From a seemingly inexhaustible reserve of stories, he always had something on
which to draw. A fighting spirit and a fun-
loving  mind  are  not  a bad  combination.
In the University sphere, Dr. Brown's enduring contribution was made through the
development of Union College of British Columbia, affiliated as a Theological College of
the University. After several pastorates in
the Methodist Church, and after serving as
Principal of Ryerson Theological College for
four years, he became the first Principal of
Union College when it was formed in 1927
by the amalgamation of Ryerson College and
Westminster Hall. He continued as Principal
till  his   retirement   in   1948.
The Union College building is, in a sense,
a visible memorial to Dr. Brown. As Principal,
he was responsible for the erection, first of
the west wing in 1927, and then of the tower
section in 1934. In a less tangible way, whatever contribution Union College can in future
make to the scholarship, and to the student
life of the University, it will also be a
memorial to the man who founded the college
and guided it through both a depression and
a  war.
Dr. Brown was himself a scholar of considerable ability, though his administrative
duties made it impossible for him to give to
scholarly work the time that he would have
liked to give, and I feel sure, both the Church
and the academic world are the losers thereby.
There was nothing insipid or neutral about
Dr. Brown. He made both friends and
enemies ; and he got things done. But the
many friends, who, in times of distress, found
him ready to go to any lengths to help them,
and the many students, whom he assisted in
their perplexities, will remember him best for
the   great   kindliness   he   showed   them.
He leaves behind a wife, a daughter, Ellen,
and   two  sons,   both  of  whom   are  on   the staff
37
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Obituaries—continued
of the University of B.C., Professor James
Brown, B.A/40, D.Phil. (Oxon.), of the Department of Physics, and Prof. Donald Brown,
B.A.'47, M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.), of the Dept.
of   Philosophy. —W. S. T.
JENNIE WYMAN  PILCHER
Her former Colleagues in the Faculty and
many Alumni who attended her lectures in
U.B.C. will learn with regret of the death of
Dr. Jennie Wyman Pilcher, who passed away
in San Francisco on November 24. She was a
member of the University of British Columbia
Teaching Staff from 1926 to 1938, first as
Assistant Professor, and later as Associate
Professor in the Departments of Psychology
and Education. She is survived by her husband,
Mr. Stanley B. Pilcher of San Francisco, and
her son, Victor, of Vancouver.
BIRTHS
MR. AND MRS. MORRIS J. BELKIN, B.A.'44,
(HELEN M. HARMER. nee HANN, B.A.
'40), a daughter, Margaret Isobel, March 6,
1956.
MR. AND MRS. ROBERT BOROUGHS,
B.A.'39, M.A.'43 (nee CATHERINE ALICE
BRIDE CARR, B.A.'39), a daughter, She-
lagh  Catherine,   July   29,   1955.
MR. AND MRS. DONALD R. CAMERON,
(nee MAVIS HUSTON, Arts'47), a son,
Leslie Gray, March 23, 1956, at Vernon, B.C.
MR. AND MRS. W. C. (DAVE) DUFTON,
B.A.Sc'54, a son, Carl William Richard,
September  11,   1956,  in  Youbou,  B. C.
MR. AND MRS. FRED A. FREBOLD, M.Sc.
55, (nee AGNES WILLFORT, B.A.'54), a
daughter,   Christine,   October   29,   1955.
MR. AND MRS. DONALD W. HAMMERSLEY, B.Com.'46, a son, Paul Douglas,
May   5,    1956.
DR. AND MRS. C. B. HENDERSON, B.A/48,
twin boys, Paul Edward and John Bradley,
February   17,   1966,  in  Kelowna.
MR. AND MRS. KENNETH T. LOGAN,
B.S.F.'49, a daughter, Gwyneth Ann, October 7,  1956,  in Chalk  River,  Ontario.
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE E. PLANT, B.A.
Sc.50, (nee MARY LETT, B.A.'52), a son,
Gregory   Sherwood,   May   8,   1956.
DR. AND MRS. JOHN K. POOLE, B.A.'49,
a daughter, November 6,  1955.
DR. AND MRS. WILLIAM H. POOLE,
B.A.Sc'49, Ph.D. (Princeton), a son, January  14,  1956, in  Ottawa.
MR. AND MRS. TREVOR ROOT, B.A.'52,
(nee SUSAN MacKENZIE, B.A.'52), a
daughter,   November   17,   1956.
MR. AND MRS. DOUGLAS G. THIRD,
B.A.Sc'55, a daughter, Victoria Ann, July
8,   1956.
MR. AND MRS. STUART W. TURNER,
B.S.A.'43, M.S.A.'47. a son, Stuart Anthony,
February 3,  1956,  in  Seattle.
DR. AND MRS. PATRICK C. T. WHITE, B.A.
'46, (nee JANE SEYMOUR, B.A.'47, B.S.W.
'48), a son, Christopher Arthur Seymour,
September 25, 1956, in Toronto.
MR. AND MRS. R. T. WHITE, B.A.'51, [nee
PEGGY SMITH, B.A.(Tor.)], a son, Andrew
Gordon Telfer, September 5, 1956, in Toronto.
MARRIAGES
ALLISON-VARTY. George Wilson Allison,
B.Com.'46, B.S.F.'46, to Ann Broughton
Varty, B.A.'55.
ANDERSON-HARRIS. John McTurk Anderson, B.A.'52, to Nancy Joan Harris, B.A/52.
BECKETT-CANT. Daniel C. Beckett, B.A.'54,
to Isabel A. Cant, B.A.'54.
BRYANT-DENHOLME. Lawrence Pierce
Bryant, B.S.A.'52, to Margaret Ann Den-
holme,  in   Guelph,  Ontario.
CAMPBELL-BURKE. Malcolm Hood Campbell, IS.A/48, B.A.Sc'49, to Barbara Claire
Burke.
CHRISTOPHERSON - FARLEY. Raymond
Henry Christopherson, B.A.Sc'53, to Frances
Noreen Farley.
CROWTHER-CORNISH. John William Ferguson Crowther to Elizabeth Mary Cornish,
B.A.'55.
DOWSLEY-THATCHER. Donald Alexander
Dowsley, B.A.Sc'55, to Marjorie Joan
Thatcher,   B.A.'54.
EDWARDS-MANNING. Jack Lesgor Thomson
Edwards, B.Com.'54, to Rosamonde Elizabeth  Manning,  in  Cobourg,   Ont.
EDWARDS-STOBART. Dudley Edwards,
LL.B.'52,   to   Patricia   Anne   Stobart.
FILER-LIVINGSTON. Roderick George McLeod Filer to Mary Dianne Livingston,
B.A.'54.
GOLDBURG-URQUHART. Dr. Walter I.
Goldburg to Dr. Helen Urquhart, B.A.Sc.48,
M.A.'49,  in  Pittsburgh.
HARVEY-SMITH - WAINES. Frank Paul
Harvey-Smith, B.A.Sc.56, to Frances Irene
Waines.
HOLLAND-USBORNE. Arthur Michael Holland, B.Arch.'55, to Joan Elizabeth Usborne.
HOSSIE-SAY. David Stuart Dickson Hossie,
LL.B.'56,   to   Beatrice   Margaret   Jill   Say.
JANDA-KRAJINA. Kvetoslav Janda, B.
Com.'55,   to  Milena   Krajina,   B.A.'56.
KENYON-RAINER. Gerald Sidney Kenyon,
B.P.E.'54, to Eileen Rainer, B.A.'55, in
Victoria.
KER-ARNOLD-WALLINGER. James Rosa
Ker, LL.B.'49, to Jocelyn Carlyon Arnold-
Wallinger,  in  Trail.
LEE-MAH.   Wilson    Lee   to   Jeanette    (Bunny)
Mah, B.A.'53.
MALKIN-CHOWN. Toby Malkin, B.Com.'56,
to Mary Frances Chown.
MacNICOL-McLEAN. James MacPherson Mac-
Nicol, B.Com.'55, to Helen Ethel McLean,
B.Com.'56,   in   Trail.
MacPHERSON-DETTLOFF. Kenneth Moffatt
MacPherson, B.A.'54, to Dorothy Joan Dett-
loff.
MacRITCHIE - MacLEOD. Norman Donald
MacRitchie to Donalda Jean MacLeod,
B.A.Sc.'51.
MATHESON - MATHERS. Gordon Alfred
Matheson, B.A.'SO, to Gretchen Catherine
Mathers.
McLEOD-LEE. John Taylor McLeod, B.Com
'56, to Joyce Arden Lee.
NICHOLLS-FERRARIO. Terence Donne Nich-
olls, B.Com.'65, LL.B.'56, to Mary Ann
Ferrario.
PAYNE-BARBOUR. Irving John Payne,
B.A.'49, M.A.'52, to Gertrude Belle Barbour.
PHILLIPS-HENNIGER. George Barry Phillips, B.S.P.'56, to Margaret Ann Dovery
(Peggy)   Henniger,  in   Grand  Forks.
REDPATH-ARMSTRONG. Donald Clark Red-
path, B.A.Sc. '50, to Donna Shirley Armstrong.
RHODES-WOLSTENCROFT. Ronald Bruce
Rhodes, to Sheila Margaret Wolstencroft,
B.H.E.'50.
RIDINGTON-PATERSON. John Fallows Ridington, B.Com.'56, to Jessie Patricia Paterson.
ROLFE-MADDEN.    Marten  Havelock   Rolfe to
Sheila Constance Madden,  B.A.'55.
SAVAGE - MAWHINNEY.       Ronald      Edward
Savage,   B.Com.'53,   to  Donna  Georgina  Ma-
whinney.
SIEMERS - DUCKWORTH.     Wolfgang    Peter
Siemers      to      Muriel      Jessica      Duckworth,
B.A.'55,   B.S.W.'56.
SMITH-DALGLEISH.     David   Lorin   McCuaig
Smith,   B.A.'55,   to   Anne   Dalgleish.
THORDARSON - MUNRO.     Theodore   Thomas
Thordarson,    B.A.'52,    M.D.'56,    to    Maxine
Lorraine  Munro.
WARKENTIN-KUBACH.    Benno  Peter Wark-
entin,   B.S.A.'51,   to   Jane   Ann   Kubach,   in
Ithaca,   N.Y.
WHITTAKER-NEWITT.   John  Norman  Whittaker,   B.A.'54,   LL.B.'55,   to   Eve   Margaret
Newitt,   B.A.'55.
WIEDRICK-HESCHEL. Norman Harold Wied-
rick,  B.S.P.'55,  to  Leila  Heschel.
WILSON-HENDERSON.   Walter Gerald (Bud)
Wilson,    B.A.'54,    to    Elizabeth    Anne    Teir
Henderson.
WRIGHT-DOWNS.    Stanley   Willard   Wright,
B.A/55,  to Frances  Josephine Downs.
YOUNG-BOOTH.   Victor Mason Young, B.S.A.
'45,   B.S.F/51,   B.A/51,   to   Elizabeth   Booth,
B.A/47.
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