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Vancouver, B.C.       BCCE01BER. 1948 t<,-v'. ■
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Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm., LL.B.
Associate Editor:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.
Alumni Association Executive
President Winston Shilvock, B.Comm., B.A.
First Vice-President John Buchanan, B.A.
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A.
Treasurer     Harry Berry, B.Comm.
Editorial Office
Room 208, Yorkshire Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Business Office
Alumni Association, Brock Building, U.B.C.
VOL. 2, No. 4.
Articles— Page
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and autborhei at
ucond class matt. Tost Office Department, Ottawa.
The Thunderbird Totem presented to the University
by Chief Scow of the Capilano Indian Tribe during the
Homecoming football game is featured on this issue's
cover. The Totem, an impressive carving, stands about
30 feet high and will be set up permanently in front of
the Brock Building. American Football fans are hoping
it will bring their team a little more luck next year.
4?04 the Recatd...
A quick glance to the column running beside
this one will reveal that "The G»aduate Chronicle"
is no more . . . instead as part of the plan to emphasize that the Chronicle is published and supported
by the Alumni Association, this magazine will be
known as "The Alumni Chronicle" . . . which further brings us to the subject of supporting the magazine and the Alumni Association . . . there are many
grads who receive this magazine and get a great
kick out of reading about their old friends and classmates and generally keeping up with University
news . . . many have told us this . . . but the annoying thing is that these same people—not without
some embarrassment — have admitted that they
have contributed nothing to the support of the
Chronicle and have never paid their alumni fees in
their life . . . all of $3.00 a year . . . we have the usual
quota of pikers, it seems. . . . Some have excused
themselves on the basis that they didn't know how
to contribute ... a feeble excuse . . , but now they
have none at all. . . . Alumni-U.B.C. Development
Fund is now an established fact and it's a very
simple matter to write out a cheque in its favor . . .
to the "Trustees of the Alumni-U.B.C. Development
Fund" . . . for whatever sum you can afford. . . . Do
it now . . . this minute . . . get up from your chair
and help breathe life into the Alumni Association
and ensure your subscription to the Chronicle. . . .
Not much space left so quickly here are the
choice bits in this issue . . . read Dr. Sedgewick's
feature on Laurence Olivier's movie of Hamlet . . .
he'll start you arguing all over again . . . catch the
picture feature on the Homecoming starting at page
5 and pick up the new alumni officers at page 19 . . .
recommended for the slackers who don't pay their
fees is the article on pages 22 and 23 on the formation of the new Alumni Fund . . . read it, then reach
for the chequebook . . . the model of the new war
memorial gym is on page 27 . . . that's all for now
but how about a contribution to the Alumni Fund
before the next issue . . . then all will be forgiven.
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Page 4
• Big   Block   Dinner
• Fall   Congregation
• '28   Class   Reunion
• Library  Opening
Feature of this year's Big Block Dinner, held in the P.A. Club, was the presentation to Chancellor Eric W. Hamber
of an honorary Big Block. Chancellor Hamber, a great football and Olympic rowing star at the turn of the century, is
shown above with a couple of Varsity stars of other years . . . English rugger great Max Cameron and Sandy Robertson of
Basketball and Baseball fame.
Page  5 Homecoming
Brings    Old    Grads
Back   to   University    Campus
humanity as the cure for over-specialization. . . .
Universities, he declared, share blame for great confusion of central values created during three centuries of experimentation. . . . "We have not insisted
enough that results of scientific investigation must
be viewed in relation to a total conception of the
meaning of life . . . the whole pattern is more important than any part of it," he said.
$750,000 Library Wing Officially Opened
Following the autumn congregation, the new
$750,000 wing of the Library was officially opened.
. . . The Hon. E. C. Carson, provincial minister of
public works, presented the keys to Chancellor E.
W. Hamber, saying, "we welcome this valuable addition ,to the University." . . . On hand for the auspicious occasion were two distinguished librarians
who had earlier received LL.D.'s: Dr. Luther Evans
of the Congressional Library, and University of
Toronto Librarian, W. Stewart Wallace. . . . Dr.
Evans said, "Libraries are common communities of
the world whose purpose is to bring the light and
vision of men and women of the past and present
to those of today." . . . One of the most interested
persons attending the ceremony was Miss Dorothy
M. Jerrerd, who has watched the Library grow from
Ira Dilworth, former U.B.C. English professor, is shown
above receiving honorary LL.D. degree from President MacKenzie at the autumn congregation ceremonies. . . . Dr.
Dilworth also gave the congregational address.
Congregation Sees 360 Graduates
Homecoming ceremonies were opened this year
by the largest autumn congregation class in the history of the University . . . 360 students said, goodbye
to the University in a colorful ceremony October 27
before an estimated 2500 students, parents and
Eight honorary LL.D. degrees were conferred
and one of the recipients, Ira Dilworth, C.B.C. International Director, gave the congregation address
. . . others to receive LL.D.'s were Col. F. T. Fairey,
provincial director of technical education; A. R.
Lord, president of Canadian Education Association ;
John B. DeLong, retired provincial inspector of
schools; Miss Jessie F. Gordon, founder of Crofton
House School; Dr. Luther Evans, librarian of Congress, Washington; W. S. Wallace, librarian of U.
of Toronto, and Dr. W. K. Lamb, U.B.C.'s librarian,
who has recently been appointed Dominion Archivist.
Dr. Ira Dilworth returned to his old school to
bring a message of courage to face modern troubles.
He prescribed great masterpieces of writing and
music as the "surest correctives for the egotistical
vanity which threatens the centre of our moral existence." . . . Dr. Dilworth pleaded for a return to
In the nexv Ridington Reference Room, H. Norman
Lidster, Mrs. John Ridington and Bernard Ridington chat
following the unveiling of a portrait to the late John
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THE ALUMNI  CHRONICLE nothing to its present size. . . . She is head of the
catalogue department and has been with the library
since its beginning in Fairview in 1915. . . .
A plaque to the memory of the late beloved John
D. Ridington, U.B.C. librarian from 1915 to 1940,
was unveiled by his widow in the Ridington Reference Room, named in his honour . . . also unveiled
were portraits of Chancellor E. \V. Hamber and
President Emeritus L. S. Klinck.
Eight hundred students can now be seated in the
Library and it has space for 600,000 books . . . there
are about 275,000 books in the Library now . . . included in the new wing is the Ridington Reference
Room, a reserve book room, an art centre and museum, a lounge for the staff, cataloguing and order
departments, and a room for binding and repairing
of books.
Big Block Dinner Attracts Athletes
The annual Big Block Smoker took place this
year at the Pacific Athletic Club and the feature of
the evening was a presentation of a solid gold big
block to Chancellor E. \Y. Hamber. . . . The presentation was made to the Chancellor by President
N. A. M. MacKenzie . . . another honoured guest
was Mr. J. Fvfe-Smith, a rugger and cricket enthusiast and supporter. . . . After dinner, pictures of the
Thunderbird American football game the week previous was shown to the Big Block holders and after
that . . . well, early in the morning the argument
about who was better than whom, in the year so and
so was still raging. . . .
Saturday, the Thunderbird football team trotted
onto the stadium turf with high hopes . . . but these
were soon exploded by a charging Hue and a trio of
hard running Idaho College backs who spoiled the
Homecoming game by walloping LI.B.C. 40 points
Mrs. Jack Harkness laughs her appreciation of one of
Dean Daniel Buchanan's icittivisms at the '28 party.
Trio of former Varsity football stars, Max Cameron,
Tommy Willian/s (centre) and Freddy Bolton, do a couple
of chorus line kirks at the Big Block Banquet to show the
other hoys the)'re still in shape.
to 7 . . . half-time ceremonies featured the presentation of a "Thunderbird" totem pole to the University by Chief Scow of the Capilano Indian tribe . . .
the totem pole, pictured on this issue's cover, will
he set up in front of the Brock Building . . . the big
game was somewhat heightened by the appearance
of Patricia Jordan who was named Thunderbird
Princess for the Homecoming . . . Pat kicked off the
first ball. ...
In the evening the Grads for the first time in
four years trimmed the Thunderbirds in the annual
basketball game and after that the hardy attended
the Dance in the Armories. . . . Earlier, the class of
'28 had met together to discuss old times at a tea
at Prof.  1\ H. Soward's. . . .
Class of '28 Holds Reunion
A very successful reunion was held at the home
of Professor and Mrs. F. H. Soward. Over eighty
people attended. Unfortunately the date clashed
with many family Halloween parties, otherwise
twice the number would have been present. As the
guests arrived they were met by members of the
executive. Not all faces were recognized at once but
in general the impression was how little everyone
has changed!—A few grey hairs in the men and a
slight change of profile in the women but nothing
startling. Progress notes were compared as to post
Page  7 Gathered in the living room of Prof. F. H. Soward''s home are members of the class of '28-Mrs Jack Hark
ness, Gordon Logan, Audrey Robinson, Jack Harkness, Prof. Soward, Mrs. Soward, Mrs. Buchanan
Dean Buchanan, Mrs. Arthur Cameron (standing), Mrs. King (sitting), Dr. Douglas Telford, Mrs Telford, Mrs. McLeod, Prof. King and Air Commodore E. L. King.
graduate studies, business or professional activities,
marriage, children and other matters of personal
interest. Reminiscing carried some back to Freshman days in the Old Wooden buildings at the General Hospital.
A notice board in Prof.  Soward's den was of
special interest. Pictures of former class reunions
and recent communications from class members
filled the board. Les Brown, the Commercial Secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Buenos Aires, sent
a message of "love, etc." Bill Taylor, Economist at
Washington, D.C, wrote to say he was unable to
attend. Jack Kosh, Biologist with the United Nations,   replied   with   "Have   a   good   time."   Ferdie
Relaxing during the strenuous get-togther are Prof,  and Mrs. King. Dean and Mrs. Buchanan, Prof, and
Mrs. Soward.
Page  8
THE ALUMNI  CHRONICLE The Souuirds, Buchanans and Kings are toasted (hiring the  '28 part:/ by the singing of "For they arc
jolly good fellows" led by the durable quartette of Cordon Lot/an, Jacl< Harkness, Hoi  Williams and Dr.
Doug/as Telford.
Munro, Biochemist, sent best wishes from Philadelphia. Beattie MacLean, Instructor in German at
Houston, Texas, sent a message "How I wish I
could be there!" and "Won't there be a wonderful
round of 'Remember-when?'." Colonel Duncan Todd
from 11.0. Camp Borden, wrote "Have a darned
good time." In all there were 65 letters or notes
Dean and Mrs.  Buchanan, Professor and Mrs.
King, and Professor and Mrs. Soward added color
and interest to the occasion and received a show of
appreciation in the form of "For they are jolly good
fellows." The general impression was that the event
was a great success and must be repeated more
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Every grad who voted for Herb Gneiss for Senate will be glad to know that we all did too. Herb
himself modestly ascribed his success to luck, but
it is no secret that Herb is just about the most popular grad among the downtown business set, and indeed all over the Province, even among grads who
have never met him and who know nothing about
him at all. Of course we all know his advertisements, and that big sign "Gneiss's Gnuts" over his
nut-and-bolt factory. That sign, by the way, is a
good sample of Herb's sense of humour, a trait that
has carried him a long way into the hearts and pockets of our fair city and finally into the Senate,
where he promises to make things hum.
"The Senate could stand with a little more humming and a little less hawing," quips Herb. "Just
now it seems to be all professors and medical men.
Both sorts are necessary in this world, but they're
not so hot at hard-headed business. Did you ever
try to sell a doctor a goldmine? He won't give you
a chance to stop and feel sorry for him. Now, if
we can just elect about ten more honest-to-Peter
business men with their feet on the ground, we'll
be able to go places. But I'd want a good cross-
section of the community, mind you. For instance,
we could have a fruit wholesaler, a candy-maker, a
plumbing and heating jobber, a big movie-house
owner, a music-store owner, a cannery manager, and
so on. That would combine the Finer Things in
life with practicalities. The way I see it, some of
these guys should have been to college and others
should never have been to college in their lives.
This way, we'd get the big broad outlook. We'd
keep our fingers on the pulse of what the public
wants and needs.   And you can't fool the public."
Cafeteria Management, Ph. D.
"Would you want men from just any old college?" we asked Herb.
He became very serious and said "My gosh, no.
Heck, no. Great jumping codfish! Our few college
men on Senate will be all UBC boys. I wouldn't
even want them to have gone back to the sissified
East for post-grad work. Or to England or anywhere. The heck with fancy notions. Of course,
there's some pretty fair colleges in the States. All
my boys go to Bohunk, in Oregon. Now that's a fine
set-up. Entrance requirements are easy, a degree is
certain in a fixed time, there's lots of real man's
games properly organized, and the choice of courses
is staggering. My eldest boy graduated this spring
in High School Cafeteria Management and is going
on to take his Ph.D. in it. Could you do that at
UBC? Not yet. But a day will come. But, as I
say, while I hope to make UBC more like Bohunk,
I think we should have UBC boys for Senate, and
choose ones who've not been east or south too long.
Anyway, I distrust some of these guys who take
postgrad work, unless it's in some useful line like
Pyjamas or Toothbrush Manufacturing or something we can all use . . . it's a sign they don't want
to buckle down."
We asked Herb if he was in favour of appointing
more local men to the Faculty. "I'm glad you
brought that up," he said. "Yes, of course I am.
The Faculty should be 100% UBC. What's the
use of training our boys if we don't use them?"
"Aren't you afraid of inbreeding, or ingrowing
toenails or something?" we said. "After all, one of
our grads has declared that too many inside appointments are a kind of intellectual incest."
"It wasn't any of our grads said that," Herb replied with warm loyalty. "No, sir. If I thought it
was, I'd resign, BINGO, like that. Or no, I wouldn't
either." You could see him change his decision like
a flash, and you no longer wondered what gave him
his mastery over men and materials. "No, I'd take
that grad down to Bohunk for a semester or two, to
show him a real man's college. Incest! Heck, it's
scientific breeding. If it can improve sheep, it can
improve sheepskins, haw, haw, haw!" He cheered
up again, and we all laughed heartily.
We asked Herb his plans for UBC's expansion.
"Well," he said, "we all know that scholasticallv
UBC has the finest record in the world, bar none.
There was never anything like it before. Partly because it was once so small and partly because it is
now so big. And let's keep it that way . . . it's a fine
ad.   But I'd make two changes.   I'd lower the en-
Continued on page 29
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Pip Brock, Aggie '38, has received the blessing
of various U.B.C. departments on the voyage he is
making to the South Seas in his 40-foot, 22-ton cutter "Escapee." He hasn't found any swivel-eyed
albatross or web-footed Polynesians yet, but when
he does, the zoology and anthropology departments
will be duly notified. The best bit of anthropology
to date was the discover)' of the portrait of a well-
known Vancouver Sea Scout in the hut of a Samoan
girl; it was her most treasured possession, but she
did not reveal whether or not he had behaved like a
true Scout.
So far, Pip has stopped at San Francisco, Honolulu, Fanning Island, Samoa and Fiji (where he will
lie up for a refit during the hurricane season). His
best passage was between California and Hawaii,
when he covered 2500 miles in 19 days, which is
almost racing-craft time though his ship was undermanned (three men, one on watch at a time), heavily laden, and never pushed. The tiny vessel carried mail from Honolulu to Fanning, and from Fanning to Samoa, thus making Pip U.B.C.'s only seagoing postman.
Dr. B. B. Brock, Science '26, a well-known geologist in South Africa, will be having a one-man
show of his paintings in Johannesburg next February.
Dr. Fritz Schmidl is U.B.C.'s champion commuter.
Schmidl is a resident of Seattle, but is also a professor at Varsity. Each Thursday he leaves his job
as case work supervisor for the Family Society of
Seattle and boards a 5 p.m. train for Vancouver.
Friday morning he lectures from 9 to 11 a.m. to a
class of 15 graduate students in U.B.C.'s social work
department . . . two and one-half hours later he is
aboard the 1 :30 plane for Seattle . . . Next week he
does it all over again.
Hi-J inks
The Joker's club, formed on the campus just after
the war by Lawyer Dave Hayward, has been disbanded . . . the merry madcaps who produced some
of the best stand-up comedy ever turned out at the
University, have been handed their dunce caps by
the present stodgy U.B.C. Student council and told
to leave! . . . their clubhouse was allotted to another group by the Council . . . their demise will be
regretted by the grads of '45, '46 and'47 who found
their antics a wonderful antidote to the vexing overcrowding problems of that period.
Ubyssey Editor Ron Haggart was on the carpet
at U.B.C. last week because of a picture he'DIDN'T
print in the school daily paper . . . the incident had
its beginnings at an engineering banquet when a
photographer snapped Prof. William Armstrong
and Acting-Dean Dr. H. J. McLeod doing a threesome dance number with professional entertainer,
Mary Mack . . . next day someone heard Haggart
was going to publish it and then the "High-Brass"
got into action . . . Haggart attended a meeting with
Dean F. M. Clement, acting for Pres. MacKenzie
in the latter's absence. Dean of Applied Science
J. N. Finlayson and Dr. McLeod. Haggart was simply told . . . "take the picture out, Ron, that's all
there is to it." Haggart agreed but his non-print
method was hardly less than spectacular, he published plain white space with the following words in
the centre : "We're sorry, we regret that pressure
exerted by the dean of applied science and acting
prsident forced us to withdraw picture." President
MacKenzie hurried home to patch things up and
after having Haggart up on the carpet, said, —
"There won't be further action. The less said, the
But one class of Dr. McLeod's didn't let it drop.
Next day they greeted him with the words of the
song "Put your little arms about me honey . . . hold
me tight."
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Joe Brown, one of
Alumni Association's
most active members, gained another
honour rccentlj
when he was elected
president of Allied
Florists and Growers
of Canada at its convention in Montreal.
"Joe Brown's rose"
is a feature of the
Vancouver Board of
Trade's M o n d a y
U.B.C. grad R. G.
Chestnut was heading to the top of the
engineering ladder
with another top
notch appointment
. . . Chestnut, until recently an industrial engineer
at Howard Smith Paper Mills limited, has been
appointed industrial engineer in charge of industrial
development at the New York office of the C.N.R.
He is a mechanical engineering grad.
E. L. (Buck) Yeo, well known school sportsman
and English Rugby referee, has been appointed
principal of Bitannia High School. Buck is a graduate of McGill and holds an M.A. from U.B.C. He
was a great athlete but gained most of his recent
fame from coaching English rugger in the high
schools and refereeing important cup matches in
Rugger,  Lacrosse and Ice-Hockey.
H. W. McLean, an honour graduate from U.B.C,
tennis star and basketball coach, has joined Buck
Yeo to become vice principal at Britannia.
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"I think that the Alumni U.B.C. Development
Fund is an excellent idea.
In my recollections, the
"Alums" in the past have
not been as active financially as in schools elsewhere."
The above commendation of our annual giving
program appeared in one
of the first letters received
by your Alumni Secretary-Manager since the
eventful meeting on November 18th of this year. Written by Joseph Weed,
an Engineer of the Class of '43, it is indeed short
and to the point.
Joe, who now calls Wilmington, Delaware, home,
feels very much a part of U.B.C, and is as anxious
as most Alumni to be an active participant in
U.B.C.'s development. Thanks to many years of
hard work by a few far-seeing members of our Association, a means has now been provided whereby
Joe and all interested, loyal Alumni can contribute
voluntarily and regularly to U.B.C.'s growth and
And it's easy: a cheque made payable to the
"Trustees of the Alumni-U.B.C. Development
Fund" is all that is necessary to become an active
supporter of this  worthwhile program.
Among the many Alumni visitors were Dr. Clarence P. Idyll (B.A. '38, M.A. '40) and his charming
wife. The Idyll family is now basking in the Florida
sun, with Clare on the Staff of the Marine Laboratory in the University of Miami'. . . . Don Hammersley (B. Comm. '46) is taking his U. of Washington
M.B.A. along to Spokane where he's now articled
with Le Master and Daniels, Certified Public Accountants. While in the Alumni Office, Don informed us that brother Bob (B.A. Sc. '42, M.A. Sc.
'47) is now completing his Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering in Madison, Wisconsin. . . .  Homecoming
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•iound Vic Town (B.A. '35, M.A. '40) back on the
campus for the first time in years. Vic, now a Ph. D.
in Political Science, is on the U. of Washington
Staff in that Department. . . . Although Rudy Para-
dis (B.A. '46) and his gracious wife reside in Port
Melon, B.C., they attended U.B.C.'s home football
games this season. Rudy, who returned to U.B.C.
after the War to complete his education, will be
remembered as a Thunderbird quarterback in the
'30's. . . . Your central executive was pleased to receive a first-hand report from Summerland's genial
and capable Dr. R. C. (Dick) Palmer, (B.S.A. '21,
M.S.A. '23), one of the four new U.B.C. Senators
this year. . .. Bouquets to energetic and enthusiastic
Aubrey Roberts (Arts '23) for taking time out to
visit with Ken Horton (B. Comm. '43) and other
Alumni in the Regina area. Writh luck, there should
be an Alumni Branch in Saskatchewan before long.
. . . Thanks also to Dr. Doug. Telford (B.A. '28) for
lending your Alumni Office a very complete record
of members of the Classes of '28. As a result of
painstaking care, Doug has a record of all present
at the various reunions of " '28-ers" since graduation. . . . Alumni owe a hearty "vote of thanks" to
Student Homecoming Organizer Ian Mackenzie for
this year's excellent effort. . . . Student Big Block
President and American Football convert and
Touchdown "converter" Hilary Wotherspoon de-
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American Football
bows out of the campus limelight this
week and attention
focuses on the "New
Look" Thunderbird
Basketball team.
Competing in the
newly formed Evergreen Conference the
'Birds will meet
some of the top collegiate teams of the
Pacific Northwest.
Jack Pomfret, who
has taken over the j
reigns as chief coach
from Bob Osborne, |
has the greenest
team to represent the
University in many
The Thunderbirds will have four men from last
years Canadian Olympic Championship team, Nev
Munro, Reid Mitchell, Bill Bell and Dave Campbell.
Holdovers from the 1947-48 Thunderbirds are Jim
McLean and John Forsyth. First year men with
the 'Birds are Bob Boyes, Art Phillips and Norm
Watt up from last year's Chiefs, and Neil Desaul-
niers, Ted Rea and John Southcott from the Magee
High School Championship team. The Chiefs and
the   Braves,   dual   university   entries   in   the   City
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League are both doing well, with the smaller Braves
edging out the Chiefs in the leagues standing.
While fans watched the Football team take a
royal beating, the Varsity English Rugby team
sifted through the first half of the Miller Cup series
without a loss, and is still unbeaten. The U.B.C.
team, which will be strengthened by the addition of
players from the Football team after Christmas, has
yet to win a game.
This week will see the first annual running of
the Pacific Northwest Cross-Country Championships at U.B.C. Invitations to the meet which is
sponsored by the University and the British Columbia Track and Field Association, have gone out
to all High Schools, Clubs and Colleges in the Pacific Northwest. It will be run in junior and senior
sections. The Juniors, who must be under 19, will
run a three mile course while the senior division will
run four miles. Among those representing the University will be Ez Henninger of the Canadian Olympic Team, Gil Blair and Al Bain of the 1944-46
Cross-Country teams and Bill Husband, who has
won the intermural event for the past two years.
Plans are going forward for the International
Football Tournament to be held in Los Angeles
during the Christmas holidays. It is expected that
the University of British Columbia will represent
Canada against teams from the United States, Mexico and Hawaii. Continued on page 29
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By Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
It is unfortunate that Olivier's film version of
Hamlet cannot be considered in two completely
diverse ways:— first as a film, like any other, the
story of which no one is familiar with; secondly, as
an interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Olivier himself, I believe, writes to the effect that nobody should
rest content with his picture—that everybody should
see the whole play acted byr flesh-and-blood actors
in an honest-to-God theatre. And he says further,
I am told, that the picture is an "essay" on the play
—an essay that has a certain psychological bent.
My firm conviction is that the film is very memorable, but that the essay is disastrous.
Olivier's Hamlet is undoubtedly spectacular, impressively   spectacular.    That  castle   at   Elsinore—
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with its immensity, wisps of fog trailing over its
battlements, the sea beating at its base, its miles of
staircase—haunts the memory. It dwarfs the actors,
who often seem to be moving about, hopelessly lost,
in a vast inhuman vacuum. Indeed the castle be-
' comes almost the hero of the piece.
I don't mean to say that the actors are inadequate. Quite the contrary—that is, when they are
allowed to speak and act at all in the drastically cat
version which Olivier uses. And Olivier himself
looks his part; he has a fine grace of movement and
a certain magnificence of speech.
Unhappily, one simply cannot divorce the film
from the play. To be blunt about it, Olivier's picture has done more to distort Shakespeare's intentions than anything else that has happened during
the last Century. Millions of innocent people, who
will see the picture and acclaim it, will get some
of the old superstitions about Hamlet more firmly-
fixed than ever in their minds; and they will acquire
some new ones that are even more misleading. This
is my conviction, and it has been reinforced by reports in the local press. One of these, for instance,
is sure of a revival of the old "controversy" as to
whether or not Hamlet was really "mad". This is
just what is very likely to happen, even though no
intelligent and responsible observer has ever
doubted Hamlet's fundamental sanity. Quite certainly, the Hamlet of the play is at pains to make
his sanity abundantly clear, though he is very clever,
for purposes of his own, in giving the opposite impression to everybody else in the stage-life—everybody, that is, except Horatio and the King. But
perhaps this particular "old controversy" is a matter
of lesser importance.
Essay in Abnormal Psychology
It is dangerously important, however, that Olivier should present Hamlet as an "essay" in abnormal
psychology. Witness another local critic who describes the hero of the film as the most neurotic member of a society of neurotics. Of course, Olivier is
here following, quite sincerely no doubt, the tastes
and fashions of our time: nobody is "normal" any
more. But it is dangerous to reflect the tastes and
fashions of 1948 back upon 1600. Not that Shakespeare and his fellow Elizabethans were not interested in "abnormal psychology," though they did
not know that term. Certainly they were interested
in "melancholy," which some great critics say is the
key to Hamlet's mystery. But melancholy has many-
meanings. There is a melancholy which is indeed a
neurosis, a form of mental disease. There is also
the melancholy- of a strong but sensitive man who,
perfectly sound in mental health, labours under a
weight of disaster, not of his own making, with
which no human being can successfully cope. Such
is Hamlet's situation.
True, the Olympian T. S. Eliot once thought that
Hamlet's distress had no sufficient foundation: as if
the sudden and mysterious death of his revered
father, his murder, as it turns out to be, his mother's
adultery and her "o'er hasty" and incestuous marriage with a sensualist usurper, the dubious identity
of a ghost—as if all this were not sufficient cause
for depression in any man, however strong of mind,
and heart! Perhaps Mr. Eliot was thinking of the
intolerable misery of not being a Harvard man.
Hollywood Cheapness
To interpret Hamlet as a "neurotic" is an unintelligent and unhistorical misreading of both text
and character. But that is how Olivier reads them.
His Hamlet nearly cracks Ophelia's skull on the
stone floor, he nearly repeats the mayhem on his
mother, he races up a staircase and on to an overhanging canopy in order to jump down, like the
elder Douglas Fairbanks, on the body of the King.
All these offenses are like Hollywood at its cheapest.
They might indeed be signs of a neurosis. But
Shakespeare's Hamlet was never meant to act that
way. And I must add, without argument, that there
is in Shakespeare's text no sign whatsoever of that
"Oedipus complex" so dear to some modern psychiatrists who are always seeing in Hamlet what
they want to see.
There are many other instances of spectacular
vulgarity in Olivier's film. Why is the to-be-or-not-
to-be speech wrenched out of place and delivered
from  the  castle's  topmost  tower  to  the  senseless
(15th century?)
Lestenyt, lordyngs, both eld and young.
On Crystmess nyght a gift was brong.
I openid it and oute thyre sprong
A lytl Crystmes knick.
A knick or knack, I knowe not whych.
But never seed I enny sich.
0 what a scurvy son of a bych
Hath pleyid me this trick!
It was no gift, I wit ye wel.
But a kipsake from the duivil in hell . . .
A combinaschou dinner-bell
And  pipper-grynder too.
A combinaschon scheving-stik
With knifys-bleyids and corkscrows thick
And siggar-liter withouten wicke
1 wist not ghat to do.
It hadd also a pickel-fork
But non of it wold enny work.
To thraw it out I did not shirk
But hurlid it from my door.
And meyking then a prety gess
Who had me sent it non the les,
I writ him cardys him to bless
And kepe from feyndes powr.
ocean ? And whv, why is Hamlet's body carried U]
endless staircases to that tower-top? Did Fortin-
bras (omitted from the play) order the soldiers t^
heave the body into the sea?
But enough ! By all means obey Olivier and se<
the play acted in full; or, if you can't, read it again
doing your level best to forget his distortions. I
don't want (o revive the painful memory of Englisl
2, but please re-study Hamlet in the light of Ophel
ia's characterization which everv student of my da^
had to memorize—or else!
The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's eve, tongue,
sword ;
The expectancy and rose of the fair state,
The glass of fashion and the mould of form.
That is Hamlet as nature, or rather Shakespeare,
made him. Olivier omitted the portrait. Naturally
It  didn't  jibe  with  his  "essav."
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A recent campus development which will be of
interest to all Alumni is the appointment of a special
committee to arrange for the publication of a University' War Service Book, recording the role of
the University in World Wrar II.
This Committee—representative of faculty, staff
and alumni and headed by Dr. Earle Birney—has
now formulated plans.
However, it is apparent that it will be at least
a yrear before the book will reach the printing stage.
The committee anticipates months of work in the
collection and compilation of names and in research.
One of the most difficult jobs will be that of
collecting the names of all graduates who saw service in one of the Forces. This will be the responsibility largely of the Alumni representative. That's
the writer, and he'd like to take this opportunity of
asking in advance for help from all readers of the
Chronicle. . . whether they live in Vancouver, Clap-
ham Common or Omaha.
Many graduates will recall the "Record of Service," the U.B.C. book of remembrance published
after World War I. The book now being planned
will have a different title—as yet no selection has
been made and will be more extensive in content.
Plans call for the inclusion of the following:
1. An editorial preface
2. An introduction by the President
3. A general account of the University's role in
the war, with emphasis on non-military contributions of staff and on the use of University equipment.
5. An account of the C.O.T.C. from the armistice of 1918 to the official end of World Wa>-
II. Accounts of Navy and Air Force units
on the campus.
Boxing Day Dance Tickets
Tickets for the Annual Boxing Day
Dance (This year Dec. 27) may be
obtained from alumnus Cart Collard, at the Commodore Cabaret,
at noon, every day, from Dec. 20
to Dec.24, from 12 noon to 1:30p.m.
Tickets may also be obtained
through Sec-Man. Frank Turner
at the Alumni Office or by phoning
Cart Collard at BAyview 1429-R
6. An account of the veteran on the campus with
a review of the organization and work of
7. Lists of Faculty, staff, undergraduates and
graduates who saw service in the three
branches of the Armed Forces. Recipients
of decorations not to be listed separately.
8. Honour Roll of those who gave their lives.
9. A page devoted to the late Lieutenant Ham-
ton Gray, V.C.
It is hoped, that when the book is published,
copies will be available for distribution to all members of the Alumni interested in having a permanent
record of University Service during 1939-45.
Art Sager.
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to the Graduates of the University of British
Columbia, and best wishes for 1949, and for
all the years to come.
Never in its history has there been a keener
interest than there is today in what British
Columbia has to offer.
It is safe to say that the Province was never in
healthier or more robust condition, that never
has a keener or more soundly-based optimism
We are entering a new era in which new
demands will be made upon us all. We face a
future of splendid promise for the young men
and women of today.
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind
—that this is the day and age of specialized
knowledge, that the key positions, the worthwhile posts, in the business and industrial world
will go to those whose minds are trained and
disciplined by their years of study and research, whose perceptions have been quickened
to grasp the intricacies of the new developments and techniques.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
E. G.  Rowebottom,
Deputy  Minister.
Hon.  Leslie H.  Eyres,
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The Annual General Meeting of the
UBC Alumni Association took place in
Brock Hall in the
form of a dinner
meeting, November
18, when 60 members of the Alumni
gathered to elect
new officers and
make changes in the
constitution of the
Feature of the
meeting was the establishment of the
Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund and
the presentation to
the fund of nearly
$1000 by the class of
'28 to get the fund rolling. The Fund is discussed
on other pages.
Elected to the presidency was Winston A. Shil-
vock, '31, vice-president last yrear. Mr. Shilvock has
had wide administrative experience, being past
chairman of the Advertising & Sales Bureau of the
Vancouver Board of Trade, former Squadron
Leader in the R.C.A.F., and an executive of Investors Syndicate.
First Vice-President is John M. Buchanan, '17,
who is president of B. C. Packers and will add tremendous business exuperience to the executive.
Second vice-president-elect is Molly Bardsley,
teacher at King Edward High School; third vice-
president, Major Allan H. Finlay, MC, UBC professor; Treasurer, Harry Berry, Comptroller, Seaboard
Shipping; while Chairman of the Publications Boarr
remains in the hands of Ormonde J. Hall, a lawyer,
Members at large are: Mrs. Sherwood Lett, '17,
Robert S. MacDonald, B. C. Manufacturing Co.;
Tom Meredkh, Dominion Securities; Dorwin
Baird, of CJOR; Mrs. Tommy Berto, and Wm. H.
Cameron, lawyer. Member at large (one-year term
to fill Molly Bardsley unexpired term) is Rod Lindsay, Vancouver Tug Co.
Senate Representatives on executive are Mrs.
John (Sallee) Creighton, and Dr. Harry Warren of
the U.B.C. staff.
ITEMS . . .
Lawyer Bill Cameron, after admittance to the
Bar in 1936 and a career that carried him through
the well known law firms of Burns, Walkem and
Thompson, T. E. Wilson and E. P. Davis & Co. and
finally through the last war, in which he won a
Military- Cross, is now B.C.E.R. solicitor on the
Margaret Menzies '48 has sailed for Sydney, Australia, where she plans to take up newspaper work.
Marian MacDonald, who has been head psychologist
with the Department of Veterans' Affairs at
Shaughnessy Hospital, has left for Toronto to study
for her Ph.D.
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This branch has had an active year with a membership of about 40 and four meetings. The intention is to hold a meeting every two months, but the
pressure of other local activities does not always
permit this.
During the year the branch provided one $250.00
Scholarship from its Scholarship Fund, and an additional $125.00 Scholarship from current funds.
These scholarships were awarded respectively to
R. M. Palmer and Gilbert Jacobs, 1948 Graduates
from Summerland High School. In April the branch
held its annual dance, which returned a profit of
$125.00. At the April meeting the Alumni enjoyed
an interesting address on the functioning and programs of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation by-
Kenneth P. Caple. Mr. Caple, a U.B.C. Alumnus,
and former Summerland High School principal, is
now Acting Regional Director of the C.B.C. for
British Columbia.
Newly-elected officers for the 1948-49 season
Alex. W. Watt, President; W. C. Wilkin, Vice-
President ; Mrs. C. E. Strachan, Secretary-treasurer.
The Penticton Alumni group held a meeting recently and the following were elected to the executive :
President: Miss Mary C. L. Astell.
Vice-President: Mr. Trevor Runnett.
Secretary-Treasurer: Mrs. J. E. Grigor.
Executive: Mr. G. Fyke, Mr. Physick, Miss E.
Now, our problem. What to offer the group this
winter? Perhaps you can give us some help on this
score. Can you suggest an outstanding speaker who
is available, and does the Extension department
sponsor in this connection?
Re documentary films—we have read of several
notable films this year. When do we get information concerning these, and are they available
to university groups?
It was suggested that our group might sponsor
a touring art exhibit, if any.
The executive is anxious to keep the spark alive
in Penticton and your help on these matters would
be appreciated.
Our Congratulations and Best Wishes
641 Richards Sr.
Vancouver, B. C.
appears in this issue by kind permission of the Author
and The Ryerson  Press from  THE STRAIT OF  ANIAN AND
Will it be much as before?
Shall we learn to wear like fraternity pins
the deaths of our friends once more?
Will it be hard to keep track of the Finns
and who should be shot in the Balkans?
Of course we shall play the role of the chicks,
but who shall be dressed up as falcons?
Should youth as usual take the hint,
politely declining to argue with print,
permitted once more to gouge and smother,
and still get a weekly blessing from mother?
Will they save their money and sometimes their
acquire new skills or noses or wives?
Shall we both fight superbly and sometimes with
bemedal the brave and the bold psychopath,
the captains of industry, colonels or better,
the widow, the girl in the tightest sweater?
Will it be much as went by,
with a leave between each murdering session
for movies where only the enemy die,
and no time left to recall a depression?
When pulses and birthrates leap,
when plagues are confined to the backward races,
and poets can ride in a jeep?
Or will it be more than before?
Will even Americans eat much less,
restrict their water as well as their press,
and bleed in the corner store?
Will all of the old be killed,
including the guilty, will space be filled
with blood like a Sunday paper?
Shall we all be scientists then and find
a method with plasma and plastic mind
to keep nearly everyone half-alive?
Shall we save humanely in leaden hive
our cretins, Creons, moveable art,
and declared insane, for another start?
May we even dispense with the opening dream
of old-fashioned wars when we fancied the gleam
of a world sunrise, in the flash of the Sten,
and peace was only postponed again?
Or will it be something quite new?
Before the pale clouds have cast their seed,
before the two-headed children succeed,
can the brain teach the heart what to do?
Can love bend the earth to his will,
can we kill only that which drives us to kill.
and drown our deaths in a Creed?
The Roman (and others) said that Life is hope,
And Housman said that Life is nothing mu.ch.
But I declare that Life's a wire-rope . . .
Continuous, apt to kink, and fierce to touch.
—D. H. B.
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THE ALUMNI CHRONICLE c^Uzakina czditoxiaiii
Just because this editorial concerns the subject
of money, money that you the Alumni should contribute, is no reason for you to skip reading this
screed, just as you have so ignobly skipped paving
your alumni dues in the past. Skipped paying them,
mind you, although you accepted, read and enjoyed
the Chronicle free of charge. Take all. Give nothing.
But that attitude has got to be remedied, because
the stakes are much higher than your inconvenience
and sacrifice in filling out a form and donating a
couple of bucks. The existence of the Alumni Association is in danger because of lack of funds.
The fault lies directly with the Alumni who have
been apathetic toward one of their first responsibilities—interest in and support for their Alumni
Association. Your allegiance to your University-
does not end the day you graduate.
In order to stimulate graduate interest in University and Association affairs the Alumni executive decided to adopt a new plan for raising money.
At the annual general meeting, the members unanimously voted to adopt the executive's plan to set up
a contributory fund, specifically called the Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund.
This Fund, prototypes of which have been set
up in American colleges with great success, is under
the control of five Trustees who in turn are directed
by the Alumni Association. The object of the Development Fund is to provide money for the University of B. C. for scholarships and other activities
that will help to promote education in B. C.
Graduates contributing to the Fund will make
out their cheques to the "Trustees of the Alumni-
U.B.C. Development Fund" and the money will be
turned over to the University by the Fund Trustees
in accordance with directions received from the
Board of Directors of the Fund, who in turn will be
under the control of the Alumni Association—in
fact, members of it.
Experience in American Universities has shown
that more alumni participate actively in this sort of
program than any other type and it is hoped that
the same will be true at U.B.C.
There is no question that the strength of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association has been growing,
largely through the efforts of its permanent secretary-manager and the expansion of the quarterly magazine, the "Chronicle." But it is still an
outstanding fact that there are many graduates and
members of the Association who are content to take
all the advantages of the Association and give noth-
ing in return. Selfishness or indolence has made
many a strong nation weak, and that same trait can
make a great University weak by robbing it of its
most virile force—the Alumni Association—through
The stakes, as said before, are high. Because the
Alumni Association's existence is in jeopardy
through lack of funds, it means that the democratic
independence of the University is also threatened.
Without a strong Alumni Association, one of the
important checks and balances on University Administration is gone.
A strong Alumni is one way of keeping the little
academic dictators out of the saddle of University
affairs. Also, if the Association were to go the
Chronicle would pass out of existence, Homecoming would go and generally the great body of University graduates would be ignorant as to what went
on at the University.
The extreme in all this goes to the heart of Democracy. The core of that political philosophy is
freedom, enlightenment and education. With "the
possibility of educational institutions becoming free
from any sort of control, checks or balances, it
might not be long before unscrupulous men got
control of them.
Actually in our society today- there are many of
those checks and. balances which keep the University administrations to the line. But the strongest of
these is the graduate body, the Alumni who are
more jealous of their alma mater's well being than
any other single group.
However, if funds are not forthcoming in far
greater quantities quickly, the Association will be
snuffed out and the sequel might someday be as
black as that already envisioned in this editorial.
Therefore, although you have been guilty of
neglect in the past in your relations with the
Alumni Association, put that graduate body in
proper perspective in your thinking and actively
support it financially.
FUND ESTABLISHED—Dr. Blythe Eagles, president of
Arts '22 presents a $960.99 cheque to chairman of the new
University of British Columbia Alumni Fund, Joseph F.
Brown, Jr.
A new development fund, the first of its kind in
Canada, has been created for the University of B. C.
by the Alumni Association. The purpose of the
Fund is to help the University and the students and
the only benefit derived by the Alumni Association
is just enough money to pay its annual expenses.
Fund Objectives
As it might be realized, these can be anything.
The Fund plan (the words "campaign" or "drive"
are never used to describe this program) is flexible.
Objectives can include scholarships, bursaries,
loans, small gifts of physical things, equipment,
etc., emergency cash, etc. In addition, the Fund
organization, as developed, can be swung in behind
a Capital Gifts or Building Program for a year or
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two years—if necessary-—but retaining its identity
as an annual giving program, thus keeping the habit
of regular giving.
All Fund reports emphasize two things:
1. In this annual giving program, the amount
given by each individual is not important. The important thing is that an ever increasing percentage
of all alumni contribute something, no matter how
2. The intangible benefits resulting from the
operation of the Fund are far greater than the tangible. More continued interest is shown by Alumni
in the University's development, a better feeling is
engendered among Alumni as they participate directly through an annual "investment," the College
"takes stock" of its progress more frequently as a
result of enlightened interest among Alumni, taxpayers generally are better acquainted with University's problems as a result of a new willingness
by Alumni to discuss the problems and needs with
others in the Community, and in the State legislature, etc.
1. Contributions—made out to the "Trustees of
the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund" will be income-tax exempt.
2. Donors to the Fund will qualify for membership in U.B.C. Alumni Association (minimum contribution set by executive).
3. U.B.C. Alumni Association membership includes receipt of all issues of U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle."
4. Yearly objectives (Fund established for the
"General Purposes of the University and for the
promotion and advancement of education in the
Province")  set by Board of Directors of Fund.
5. Monies turned over to U.B.C. by Trustees in
accordance with directions received from Board of
Directors — provided such directions are within
terms of Trust Deed.
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6. As well as being an annual giving program
among alumni ("placing college philanthropy within reach of the average college man and woman")
the new Fund is also a means whereby any person
can donate real property. The Trust Deed is so set
up that bequests, wills, etc., can be used to benefit
the University.
Trustees of Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund
Dr. A. E. (Dal) Grauer.
Mrs. Howard T. Mitchell.
Kenneth Caple.
Lt.-Col. W. Tom Brown.
Col. F. T. Fairey.
Board of Directors,
Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund
(Appointed by Executive of Alumni Association)
Chairman—Joseph F. Brown, Jr.
Vice-Chairman—Richard M. Bibbs.
Members Appointed by Executive (9)—
Clavton B. Delbridge.
G. E. (Ted) Baynes.
Bruce A. Robinson.
Mrs. Sherwood Lett.
A. T. R. (Tommy) Campbell.
Dr. Joe Kania.
Aubrey F. Roberts.
(Three to be appointed.)
Note—Also members of the Board of Directors
A member appointed from U.B.C. Board of Governors.
A member appointed from U.B.C. Senate.
The President of U.B.C. Alumni Association.
The Treasurer of U.B.C. Alumni Association.
The Secretary-Manager of U.B.C. Alumni Association.
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Program Program Fund. Its purpose will be to complement grants made for buildings as various needs
arise. It is our hope that women throughout the
province will take a continuing interest in the housing needs of the young women who spend three or
four years in study on our campus, and that they
will give tangible support to the Residence Program through contributions to this Fund.
Donations should be forwarded to the Bursar's
t Ifrice or to the Office of the Dean of Women.
Recently two women were admitted to the British
Colunibia Bar as practising Iwayers, first of the weaker sex
graduates of the newly established law faculty at U.B.C.
They are Helen MacKenzie, whose picture appearsabove, and
Eleanor Jean White, who also holds Bachelor of Arts '45.
We wish to inform our readers that a fund has
been opened which is to be used to assist in developing a Women's Residence Program at U.B.C. As
we pointed out in an earlier issue, any residence
program established on our campus will need to
expand over a period of years in order to meet the
continual demands of the student body for living
accommodation. There is a place for contributions
from all the groups concerned : government, university administration, students, alumni, and other
friendly organizations. So, a group of women interested in residences has approved the establishment
of a fund to be known as the Women's- Residence
Page  24
It is our pleasure very often of late, to open a
current magazine and find the name of a U.B.C.
Alum, prominent among the issue's contributors . . .
Arthur Mayse in MacLean's, Collier's, Saturday
Kvening   Post.   .   .   .   Dave   Brock   in   the   Atlantic
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Monthly. . . . this fall, Gertrude Langridge, '26, in
two issues of Saturday night. . . . Upon our request.
Gertrude has kindly sent to us an account of some
of her impressions of life abroad as she experienced
it on a trip this last summer. She writes:
"My purpose in going was to see people; 'any
sight-seeing I did was incidental to that aim. Especially I wanted to check up on the friends I had
made and worked with during my exchange year,
the first year of the war. I wished to experience as
nearly as I could the everyday life over there. Naturally I was defeated before I began by the fact
of my last eight years of abundant and comfortable
life. Yet I was lucky in avoiding a tourist approach.
In all my weeks over there I did not stay in one
hotel, either in Britain or France. Very warm and
hospitable was the welcome I received on all hands.
That warmth of feeling for Canada, that gratitude
to Canadians, is one of my most vivid impressions.
I found it quite humbling to realize the degree to
which our country is admired over there.
"The contrasts between France and Britain
struck me forcibly. Never have I seen finer children
than the British children. They are rosy, round and
bright-eyed. Unquestionably, Britain, for the war
years and since, has concentrated her best and finest
on her children and they are fine specimens. Everyone agrees on that. In France, on the other hand,
I  saw  so  many pale,  weedy  looking youngsters.
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There are still fine children about, of course, and
the wee ones look well. But the children who lived
under the Occupation show the effects of those thin
years when the Nazis took all. What distressed me
especially was to find my little French friends lacking appetite. At every meal one child or another
refused food or left some part, saying, 'No thank
you, Mother, I'm not hungry.' The youngest one,
aged seven, is the size of a four-year-old, a diminutive girl. Her little companions are similarly very-
tiny. The doctor says that all those children born
during the war are alike—all small, all growing now
very slowly.
As for food, in that realm I found many, contrasts. Oddly enough my French friends pitied the
British people and my British acquaintances felt
sorry for the French. Yet the French envied the
certainty of British rations, small though they be,
and the British holidaying in France loved the
French egg and the French slice of ham. In France
Continued on page 28
to deli a lit the feminine heart
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Up South Granville way you'll solve the mystery of the Orient
when you step into the PAGODA SHOP at 2932 South Granville
where treasures from the Far East are gathered. For the woman
who loves beautiful linens you'll find everything from banquet
cloths to handkerchiefs in imported Chinese and Irish embroidered linens. While there, visit the Palace Room and choose at
leisure from Chinese curios, antiques, India brass vases, cigarette
boxes, ash trays and quaint incense burners.
I dropped into FIRBANK & RICHARDS, the smart, modern
jewelry shop just recently opened on Seymour Street at Pender
(498 Seymour St.) and David Firbanks showed me the most
exquisitely matched diamond engagement set (imagine for a
mere $125 this five diamond wedding ring and five diamond
engagement ring) looks fabulous and is definitely for those with
caviar taste and a tiny figure budget, so here's a hint if you're
getting married, hurry for this. For the man on your list there
are distinguished signet rings, famous name watches, umbrellas
and fine luggage. And for her there are glitter pins, necklaces,
silverware and foldaway umbrellas.
Thrill her with the gift of Furs . . . whether it be a Marten
choker to go with her suit ... or a luxurious Fur coat, Santa
is bound to please when he selects this gift at E. ANDERSON
(653 Howe St.). As a craftsman in fine furs, Mr. Anderson will
guide you in your choice. He showed me a wonderful selection
of precious and flattering Persian Lamb in lovely shades of grey
and silky black. Then we looked at Canadian and Russian
Squirrel beautifully draped with the fashionable three and four
flare back that is so flattering to wear. Capelet shoulders,
tapered sleeves and flare backs make the new fur styles dis-
inctive  and  individual.
If you're looking for something individual and personal for her
you'll  find  it  at  KNOLLYS SHOP  (3012 South Granville St.).
I fell in love with their hand made boudoir slippers beautifully
made in rich satin and velvet combination and only $4.95 pair.
Knollys have her favorite "Grandmere" sweater and they have
some exquisite lingerie if you're looking for a really feminine
gift. Also you'll find lovely blouses that are sure to please her
at Knollys Gift Shop in South Granville.
For the carriage crowd on your list (see announcement of new
babes) .  .  . drop into DENMAN'S (3010 South Granville) . .  .
gay as a nursery, you'll find hand knitted jackets, bonnets and
boottee sets, warm all wool shawls, carriage throws, rattles,
blankets, pillow cases . . . everything for the new babe and
the younger fry . . . kiddies' toys and snow suits . . . and for
the knitting and embroidery fans they have a large stock of
wools, needlepoint canvasses and rugs. If you've any knitting
or embroidery problems ask DENMAN'S, they'll be glad to
assist you.
Have you a hobbyist on your list? Or would you like to start
someone   on   a   hobby?   HOMESTEAD   HOBBIES   (1156   West
Pender St.) is the place to go. It sits back off Pender St., so
look for the number or if you like telephone TAtlow 5617 and
inquire about their hobbycrafts. I saw a small boy busy making
copper and leather book-ends, and another learning to make a
billfold. You can learn weaving, tooled and carved leathercraft
and shellcraft here. Why not make a gift of their ten lessons
for $10 and start someone on hobbies. Homestead Hobbies
supply use of tools and have looms for weavers. Incidentally you
can buy a weaving loom here for $8.50. Vi Ostrom and Harry
Maddocks are the friendly instructors.
Page 26
U.B.C. War Memorial Gym to hr built at a cost of close to $ I million will look like the above artist's impression. Work may
start in March if $178,000 needed to complete costs for the main section of the gym and the memorial entrance can be obtained
from the Provincial Government. The fund now stands at $461,462, but a further drive for funds will be made after completion
of main section. Swimming pool, office space, snack bar and bowling alleys will be fitted in as money becomes available. The building will be erected on University Boulevard near Wesbrook Crescent.
City Legal  Posts to LL B\C  Men
The Vancouver
city legal department became a UBC
graduate sanctum
this month as two
a lumni were appointed to the two
top positions in the
To the top position went Arthur K.
Lord, popular UBC
graduate, who became corporation
counsel upon the retirement of D. E.
M c. Taggart. Art
Lord is well known
in University circles
having been president of the Alumni
-Association and also
both   a   member   of •  •  •   R-  K.   BAKER
the Senate and the Board of Coventors. Lew men
have been so active in alumni work. His recent
appointment came after 13 years as city solicitor.
Prominent among his many interests is his gardening, a hobby for which he is well known in amateur
gardening circles.
Mr. R. K. Baker also has been with the city legal
department for 13 years and he takes the city solicitor post vacted by Art Lord. He and the new corporation counsel will make a strong team in the
city legal office.
Page  27 WOMEN
Continued from page 25
Continued from page 20
it is quite possible to find some restaurants producing choice food, excellent meals in fact. The chances
are though, that even these places may fail to produce anything in the shap of butter, cheese or milk
and everywhere the bread is greyish brown. Everywhere, whether good or bad or indifferent, restaurant meals cost high, much too high for the average
French householder's budget. In France, too, with
a well filled purse and good Black Market connections, the housewife can produce delicious and varied meals at home. However, the ordinary mother
of a family finds the struggle to feed her family
pretty grim. She cannot often have recourse to the
Black Market, though she must of necessity do so
sometimes. She cannot depend on getting unra-
tioned items such as meat and fish in the open market. Her rations are not only incomplete but also
irregular and uncertain in distribution. To sum up
the contrast—in France I found some people eating
regularly and smugly of the finest, others struggling
along on a bare minimum; in Britain the meals,
whether in restaurant or at home, are likely to
maintain a monotonous, plain level of unvaried
wholesomeness. How the British appreciate the
Overseas parcels that bring a little sparkle to their
Culturally speaking, whether in France or Britain, I feasted. Whatever the food, let no one think
that the Arts in Europe are anything but lively.
Theatres, concerts, art exhibitions, everywhere are
thronged. The Edinburgh Festival reached a high
peak of quality and variety in entertainment. It was
the concentration of stimulus that I found such a
delight; the chance to see and hear so much in so
short a time and with hundreds of other people all
enjoying the same things and discussing the same
pleasures. And who that ever saw Edinburgh Castle
illuminated and floating high above the city could
ever forget it ?
So I found a contrast between material drabness
and shall we sa\r spiritual brightness or cultural
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Alumni representatives on the "University Week
and Open House" project planned for the Spring of
'49 will be Elliott Schmidt (B.A. Sc. '36). Elliott
gained valuable experience in U.B.C.'s first "Open
House" in the late thirties. . . . Eric Holmgren (B.A.
'47), now teaching at the Merritt High School,
dropped around to supply your Alumni Office with
a more up-to-date mailing address. Other Alumni
please note! . . . Don Sage (B.A. '40) is now taking
his Ph. D. in Canadian-American History in the U.
of California, and was among those who heard
U.B.C. President MacKenzie speak to the Northern
California Branch of our Alumni in November. . . .
Ottawa Branch President Bill Barton (B.A. '40) and
members of his group met with U.B.C.'s popular
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itinued from page 15
trance standards a whole lot. If a boy or girl is not
fit for UBC, we can help to make them fitter by
gingering up their brains with pictures and stuff,
but we can also meet them halfway by making UBC
fit for them. If they won't or can't come up to us,
down we go. That isn't just courtesy, it's democracy. That's one thing. The other is to teach a
heck of a lot more subjects and to drop all this
mediaeval stuff like English, ancient history, and
so on. We can read and write" before we get there,
I should hope, so skip all that. If a guy wants to
specialize right away, let him. In anything. I want
him to be able to go to U.B.C. and get a degree in
advertising or pop-making, or peat-digging, or hosiery and underwear, or undertaking and embalming
. . . anything at all, provided it lacks goofy trimmings. On the other hand, if he wants a broad training in everything, just to get a degree to be proud
of (and why shouldn't he be proud of it?), we must
let the guy pick and choose, so he'll have a smattering of what suits him best. For example, at Bohunk you could get a B.A. of 60 units on these
twenty subjects worth three units each: bus-driving,
showcard writing, democracy, home gardening for
fun, swimming-, photography, how to listen to phonograph records, modern novels, radio announcing,
hypnotism, shorthand, boys' camps, the history of
the Portland area, hairdressing, movie appreciation,
humorous writing, marriage preparation, philately,
the general theory of relativity, and home repairs
made easy. Now, that would give him a mighty
complete training, with the choice of several jobs at
the end, and also would give him a view of a big
hunk of life, including the Finer Things. And all
his own choice, thus fostering initiative, independence, self-respect, and a mature personality. Look
at me . . . I'm a good mechanical engineer, thanks
to U.B.C, but I don't know when to clap at a concert.   That makes me and U.B.C. look cheap."
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There are few
people who don't
know Ole Baken, the
gentleman who has
taken on the responsibility of being
U.B.C.'s first full-1
time Graduate Manager    of    Athletics.
His reputation as
an athlete was weli
established before he
left school.  At King
George High School
he   starred   on   the
Basketball and English Rugby teams. He was high scorer in the high-
school   basketball   league   and   in   the   community
league, and was selected for the high school all-star
English Rugger team in his final year.
In his first year at the University he made the
Thunderbird Basketball team and won the freshman Big Block Award. Fans will remember his
fine work at centre during the following years, particularly in 1945-46, when the team won the P.N.
W.LA.C. Championship. He won a total of four
Big Blocks in Basketball before he graduated in
Commerce in 1946. Ole was also a member of the
Hardy Cup-winning Canadian Football team in
He was elected President of the Mens' Athletic
Directorate for the 1945-46 term and in that capacity showed his executive as well as his athletic ability. He is a member of Kappa Sigma and the Honorary Fraternity, Sigma Tau Chi.
After graduating, he played with the Canadian
Champion Meralomas during the 1946-47 season. He
was with the same team, re-named the Cloverleafs,
when they once again took the Canadian Championships in 1948. With that team he made a trip to
the Phillipines, complete with stopover in Honolulu,
and to Montreal.
As a member of the Montreal Y.M.H.A., he
played on the team representing Canada at the
Olympic Games, held in London, during the past
summer. On his various tours he has chalked up
some 40,000' odd miles during the past year. On his
return from England he took his duties as Graduate
Manager at the University and may be found at almost any time in the little office at the South-East
corner of the Brock. In order to take the job he
turned down a couple of offers to play pro basketball. Not content with his arduous duties as Graduate Manager, he has also taken on the coaching of
the U.B.C. Braves, a second entry into the City
League, who at this writing are the most successful team representing the University on the maple
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To Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Fitch (Clare Neelands), a
To Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Mahood, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Phillips, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ducklow, a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Elliott  (Jean MacNaugh-
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To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hetherington (Audrey Buchanan), a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ian MacDonald, a son.
To Fit. Lt. and Mrs. Gordon F. Pearce, a daughter.
To Rev. and Mrs. Patrick Ellis, a son.
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To Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Patrick, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Burch, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rutquist, a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. John  D.  Leslie  (Patricia Gumming), a daughter.
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