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VOLUME 26, No. 4, WINTER 1972
Arv Olson
The Library Special Collection Division Sally Abbott
A Guide That May (Or May Not) Help
Alumni Find Their Way On Campus      Clive Cocking
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wBsm The Football
Of Frank Gnup
like a grating garburetor and
a name like Knute Gnup (pronounced Nute Nup), he had two
strikes against him the day he arrived on the University of B.C.
The third strike was, and has
been for most of his 18 coaching
seasons here, UBC's football
But Frank T. Gnup has been
hanging in there at bat, fearlessly
foul-tipping that third strike. He
has been tolerating those inferior
teams, struggling with adverse circumstances which perhaps no
other football coach at a university
with almost 20,000 students must
That is something UBC's football followers haven't been able to
do: tolerate a loser. They, it seems,
don't even like winners. 'Bird
watchers have dwindled into a minority group — worse, they're almost as extinct as dodos.
Losing football is a UBC tradition the students have come to expect and accept. But the ignominious brand stamped on UBC football is not entirely well founded.
Fact is, the irrepressible, likeable
Polack from the steel mines of
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has produced several winning Thunderbird
'Plenty of kids I've had here over
the years have been better students
than football players,' rasps Gnup,
stoking the cigar that is as much
a part of his face as his nose.
'But I'll say this without any hesitation: They may get whipped by
smaller colleges, but they're never
outgutted. They play as well as
they know how.'
Frank Gnup gets the most out of
his players, though the most in
many cases has been precious little. The man knows how to coach
football, in spite of his career record of 55 wins, 102 defeats and
five ties at UBC.
He has been a student of the
game virtually all his life. At
Aliquippa High, Manhattan College, with the 3rd Air Force Gremlins, the Hamilton Wildcats, and
the Toronto Argonauts. He was
known as the "Aliquippa Assassin" at high school, obviously, for
his tenacity; he was "Knute" at
Manhattan because he idolized
Notre Dame's famed coach, Knute
Rochne; and at Hamilton, where he was playing-coach for several
seasons, he was "The Thinker."
In his second season at Hamilton, fresh out of the air force, he
came within two victories of taking
the lightly regarded Wildcats all the
way to the Grey Cup game.
Gnup's record at UBC does not
truly reflect his coaching ability,
nor his rapport with the young men
he has taught how to play the game
to the best of their capabilities.
7 played under Frank and his
predecessor, Don Coryell, and I
learned a lot more about the game
from Frank. And I enjoyed it
more,' says Donn Spence, now one
of Gnup's fellow faculty members.
'With Coryell, who became a
successful coach at San Diego
State, everything was right out of
the book. He showed its how to get
from A to B to C.
'We learned the whys, wheres
and hows with Frank. He taught
us football theories and philosophies.'
After Manhattan College, where
football was king, Gnup couldn't
comprehend the scene at UBC:
lackadaisical players and unconcerned spectators — what few
there were.
Stroll around the Point Grey
campus in late September and there
is little if any tingle of football excitement in the air — even if the
'Birds    happen   to    be    winning.
'Who's going to come out and
watch us get our rear ends kicked
every Saturday?' Gnup snorts,
'The advent of professional football has cut sharply into our attendance. Alumni people now go to
Lions games, and with our recent
record who can blame them?
'Back in the Fifties at the old
stadium, we used to get a lot of regulars from downtown to our games.
But crowds hare fallen off since we
moved to the new stadium and
since the cancellation of Saturday
morning classes.'
Building winning football teams
at any campus takes more than a
genius coach. Foremen require
qualified people to erect skyscrapers. Frank Gnup has never
had enough material to work with
at UBC. Instead of beams and
spikes, he's had to make do with
two-by-fours and nails.
Those teetering Thunderbird
teams without question would
stand straighter with stronger sup
port from under the stadium roof.
But, alas, losing football seems to
have become part of the essence of
UBC. It is a fact of UBC life that
Gnup accepted years ago. Football
is not emphasized at UBC. It is
only tolerated, like student radicals, hippies and dandelions.
'They don't stress any one sport
here,' drawls Gnup, automatically
reaching for another cigar in a desk
drawer in his Armoury basement
office. Even in his office he wears
his ever-present golf cap, which
shades his haystack eyebrows and
the worry lines etched on his forehead, lines common among football coaches.
'This is a participation school.
No one comes here to play football. Instead of specializing in any
one sport, the UBC student can do
anything he wants. He can row,
play rugby or football or anything
... who's to say that's bad? Here,
they're students first. That's what
this place is all about.'
While football is big business at
major U.S. colleges, the game is
merely one part of UBC's extensive physical education program.
There are no such luxuries as
athletic scholarships for students,
or recruiting budgets for coaches.
Gnup is no different than UBC's
other coaches. He is a member of
the faculty. He was hired in 1955
specifically to take over the football program, but he also teaches
baseball and golf.
With no window dressing and a
losing tradition, the football program doesn't enhance Gnup's
chances of getting high school graduates who are both top students
and top football players. The most
promising high school grads, lured
by scholarships and gung-ho football programs, have ventured south
of the border, where they can earn
a degree in linebacking. Or. in recent years, across town to Simon
Fraser University which, with its
athletic scholarships, has been enticing the calibre of players which
used to enrol at UBC.
'If you can't have fun playing
football, you shouldn't be playing,'
snarls Gnup. 'I'm not trying to
raise a bunch of pros here.
'Almost every year we have trouble keeping enough players to field
a full team. Trouble is. a lot of kids
come out with us figuring they can
make our team easily. When they
don't start and find themselves on the bench, they quit. They have an
out around here. If they can't be
regulars for us, they leave and play
junior football. Last year we had
to discontinue our junior varsity
program, which I started when I
came here, because we didn't have
enough players.'
Gnup arrived on the Point Grey
grounds in 1955 from Ontario,
where he had spent nine years as
a playing-coach with the Hamilton
Wildcats, Brantford Redskins and
Peterborough Orphuns of the old
semi-pro Ontario Rugby Football
Union. He was also a linebacker
with the Toronto Argos in 1950, his
last season as a player.
He had crossed the border from
Buffalo in 1945 after being drafted
by the Buffalo Bills of the old
American Football Conference.
He chose to pursue a coaching career and instead of playing ball,
accepted an offer to join the Wildcats.
During the war years Gnup had
played with many seasoned professionals and All-Americans, including the great Charlie Trippi. while
serving 5V2-years in the air force.
7 didn't go overseas.' he says,
grinning through his defused cigar
butt. 7 was declared exempt, hi
the top right corner of my service
record, it said: frozen fb.'
The air force chiefs obviously
had read Gnup's college press clippings. From western Pennsylvania,
he passed up several scholarship
offers to attend Manhattan College, which then played a major
football schedule.
A raw, rugged 172-pounder, he
became Manhattan's famed
"triple-threat centre". He was
primarily a single-wing quarterback, whose main function was
blocking, but he also filled the
breach at centre. New York papers
ran trick photographs of Gnup, the
centre, hiking the ball to Gnup, the
quarterback. He also kicked extra
points and backed the line defen
sively, averaging 30 tackles per
game in the 1939 season when he
was named the school's top athlete.
That year Gnup also was chosen
for metropolitan New York's all-
college team, and the New York
Sun gave him honorable mention
on their Ail-American selections.
Another New York newspaper,
The Post, went further. It instigated a limerick contest, honoring
"Frank Gnup, Manhattan College's now thoroughly celebrated
quarterback, has been the inspiration for exactly 687 limericks,"
wrote The Post. "Here is the winning entry:
There once was a man named Gnup
More ferocious than Elie Yale's pup
In the midst of a tackle
He's often heard cackle
Here you go — cheerio — bottoms up.
Gnup cringes today when he
reads that frightful rhyme. For,
curiously, he is a connoisseur of
poetry. When he wasn't playing or practising in the New York city
area, he was found in libraries,
pouring over prose, or attending
Broadway play openings and
operas. He knew the works of
Ibsen, Shaw and Shakespeare as
well as his football play-book. He
helped put himself through college
working as an usher at the Metropolitan Opera.
It's difficult to imagine a young
Frank Gnup savouring Shakespeare, or decked out in an usher's
uniform at an opera. An interest in
intellectual writing and classical
music doesn't seem to fit the man's
character. He appears to have a
sharp eye only for a smooth-
running halfback, and an ear for a
crunching tackle.
He's Pat O'Brien personified,
playing Knute Rochne in a movie.
He's a genuine Damon Runyan era
character, one of the last of a
vanishing breed of coaches, a leader teaching young men how to play
football — not turning them into
Gnup enjoys a warm rapport
with his players, a quality too many
of today's coaches lack. Beneath
that gruff exterior is a compassionate, fatherly personality readily recognized by the players.
He is a man who says what he
means, and means what he says.
Some campus officials have been
rankled by his honesty in preseason team appraisals, but most
respect him for it.
'What's the use kidding yourself,
and everyone else by saying we
might have a fairly good team
when you know damn well you'll be
lucky to win two or three games all
season? Prepare them for the
worst, not the best.'
Gnup's pungent repartee is exquisite at his Dutch treat parties,
at which after each season he restores perspective with a few
laughs. Natty in a sports coat bow
tie ensemble that look like they're
going to light up like a Christmas
tree any second, the genial host
presents humorous home-made
trophies he and his wife, Stephanie,
manufacture from odds and ends in
their basement. He pokes fun at
one and all, showing no favoritism
with his oratorical assaults.
Gnup doesn't enjoy losing, but
he's learned to live with it. Winning
is fun. But if you can't win, you
can at least laugh at yourself.
Dr.   Shrum,  then  B.C.   Hydro
chairman, was guest speaker at one
of Gnup's parties. Gnup gave him
a lively retort and a dead light bulb.
At another banquet Bobo Sikor-
ski, a former Gnup aide, told the
audience, "One time the 'Birds
were behind 38-0 with two minutes
left. Frank sent a rookie guard into
the game and the kid got an offside
penalty on his first play. Frank pulled him out and barked, 'Kid I
think you just blew the game for
us' ".
People have mocked Gnup's
teams, and they've criticized the
They avoid Saturday afternoons
at the stadium, yet they seem to delight on Monday mornings in told-
you-so discussions about the
team's 44-0 loss.
And they quickly forget the winning years. Yes, there were a few
vintage years for Gnup and the
Thunderbirds. From 1959 through
1965, the 'Birds won 31 of 53 games
and three western collegiate titles*
In the last six seasons, however,
the 'Birds have returned to normal,
losing 40 of 51 starts. But the news
media still has had the quotable
Gnup to write about, and his foghorn voice to describe. Recent
He sounds as if his tonsils rusted
at an early age.
His mellifluous voice remains
what it always was, a lifelike imitation of a small boy scratching on
a piece of slate with a railroad
His voice comes out of a larynx
that hasn't had a grease job in
10,000 miles.
His is the only larynx in captivity
manufactured entirely of emery
He sounds like the jolly green
giant rubbing two concrete apartment blocks together.
Which is all sheer poetry to
Frank T. Gnup's ears.     □
Arv Olson is a sports writer for the
Vancouver Sun.
* UBC's football record for the
1924-25 to 1972-73 seasons stand
at 105 wins, 201 losses and 8 ties.
In these years the 'Birds have won
league championships and the
Hardy Cup (for Prairie universities)
under the coaching of Gordon
Burke, (1925-37), Maury Van Vliet,
(1938-40), Greg Kabat, (1945-48)
and Frank Gnup, (1955 -).
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The Library Special Collections Division
in the public library in Vernon,
B.C., thought that the Special Collections Division of the UBC
Library must have something to do
with a corps of people assigned to
track down long-overdue books
and extract fines from their borrowers.
People better acquainted with
what happens on the top floor of
the south wing of the library know
that the division is the repository
for the cream of the UBC library
— a research collection comprising
a vast assortment of rare and unusual books, manuscripts, maps and
other material, used mainly by
upper-year and graduate students as
well as the faculty and visiting
Anne Yandle, head of the division, explains that the purpose of
maintaining a special collections
division is to house books and materials that need special care and
attention. As well as early imprints
and rare and irreplaceable books,
the division houses books of historical and aesthetic importance,
books of local historical interest,
books that by their nature are subject to loss or damage, such as
particularly frail or miniature
books, as well as manuscripts,
photographs, broad-sides, posters
and rare newspapers.
The Queen's Croquet Ground(left)
from the Dali A lice, a piece of fine
printing and artwork in special
The Special Collections Division, which stores some 50,000 volumes and a great deal of manuscript
material, does not handle all of
UBC's rare books. Others are
housed in special sections elsewhere in the UBC library system,
notably the Woodward Biomedical
Library with its outstanding collection of rare medical and scientific
books. The principal emphasis of
Special Collections is in handling
and acquiring materials related to
early Canadiana, particularly British Columbia, early Pacific Northwest and Arctic explorations, and
Canadian literature.
The most important collection in
the division is the material on the
Pacific Northwest, the basis of
which is formed by the Northwest
Collection, gift of the class of 1931,
and the Howay-Reid Collection, the
amalgamation of the personal libraries of Judge F.W. Howay, and
Dr. R.L. Reid. The wealth of information on the Pacific Northwest
from Alaska to California includes
the first editions of the journals of
Captain Cook's first voyages and
an array of other material about
them, as well as editions of Captain
Vancouver's voyages in English
and other languages. Another outstanding acquisition is the collection of Jewitt's Narrative, including
two rare issues of March and July
1815. They relate the experiences
of a Boston sailor captured and held
prisoner by the Nootka Indians. It
is believed that this is the most com
plete collection of Jewitt in North
There are also five editions of
Paul Kane's Wanderings of An Artist, including a rare Copenhagen
edition of 1863 — sornething that
even the British Museum does not
have. There are copies pf several of
the journals kept by members of
the party known to history as the
Overlanders of 1862 arid all the
standard works relating to the gold
rush days. The Hudson's Bay Company is well represented, as is the
Canadian Pacific Railway. The
collection is also rich in the history of the maritime fur trade.
In 1945 the library acquired the
A.M. Pound collection of Canadian
literature, some 1,100 books of
Canadian fiction, essays and
poetry. Pound was a former secretary of the Board of Harbour Commissioners, whose hobby was collecting autographed copies of works
by Canadian writers. His fine collection of the works of Bliss Carman
and Charles G.D. Roberts is unique
because it contains personal comments by these poets, both personal
friends of Pound.
In June 1946, the library was presented by Mrs. Taylor with the
A.J.T. Taylor Arctic Collection.
This notable collection comprises
books of travel and other works relating to the Arctic, and to a lesser
extent, to the Antarctic. The 500
volumes include many first and
other rare editions and a great
number of autographed and "asso-
Sally Abbott MALL pointed face behind a black mask, tiny feet and fur coat
with the magnificent black-ringed tail —that's Racoon.
When we go to sleep and stars are shining above the woods,
he comes out ot a hole in a tree or a hollow log. He is looking for food
and anything he finds around water will do: insects, birds, snakes, tish and frogs.
In winter, when streams are covered with ice and woods are under the snow.
Racoon stays home. He curls up in his soft, warm fur coat and falls into
a long sleep. Meanwhile, the winter months are passing bv and who wakes
up again with the first smell of spring in the air? Racoon.
ciation" copies. Many of the books
were purchased for Taylor by the
Arctic explorer Dr. Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, a close personal friend
of Taylor, and many of them bear
notations or comments in Stefans-
son's handwriting.
The Thomas Murray collection
of pre-confederation Canadiana is
another important asset. The Murray collection contains one of the
oldest books about Canada, the
Historia Canadensis 1625-1658 by
Francois Du Creux, which was
published in Paris in 1664. It also
contains a selection of early Canadian textbooks — 19th century
readers, writers, arithmetic and
spelling texts. Among them is the
Common School Reader printed in
1834 in Montreal. The contents, according to the front cover, contain
"The Principles of English Grammar, Comprising the Substance of
All the Most Approved English
Grammars Extant, Briefly Defined
and Neatly Arranged, with Copious
Exercises in Parsing and Syntax."
Another interesting item is the
division's collection of books on
angling and game fishing. The prize
of this assortment is a book called
Atlantic Salmon Fishing (1937) by
Charles Phair, a gift to the library
from Roderick Haig-Brown. The
book is an unusual one, and half
of it is a portfolio containing examples of numerous kinds of fishing
flies. The fishing collection also includes the first Hawkin's edition of
the Complete A ngler by Izaak Walton, published in 1760.
The UBC collection of books on
fishing was started by a group of
friends and avid fishermen, including some UBC professors, who
formed the Harry Hawthorne
Foundation for the Inculcation and
Propagation of the Principles and
Ethics of Fly-Fishing, and who
have been supporting the acquisition of books on fishing ever since.
In addition to all these treasures,
the library has copies of each of the
four 17th century folios of Shakespeare's plays. UBC's Shakespeare
folios are on permanent loan from
the  Folger Shakespeare library in
An example of excellent local
graphic arts design from Kuthan's
Menagerie by the late George
Washington, D.C. They were presented to the library in 1960 on the
occasion of the official opening of
the Walter C. Koerner Wing of the
building, where the Special Collections Division is located. The UBC
Library is the only Canadian library
to have received such a presentation.
The oldest books in the collection
are the seven Incunabula, printed
before 1500, in the first 50 years
after Gutenberg invented printing.
Judy Combs is the manuscripts
librarian in charge of a fascinating
assortment of historical information.
Labor and business history make
up the biggest part of the manuscripts collection in the division.
There are the minute books of the
Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council, dating from before the turn
of the century to the 1950s, and the papers of the Canadian Mine, Mill
and Smelter Workers Union International. The largest business collection is made up of the papers of
the B.C. Electric Company up to
the time of its takeover — correspondence, reports, minute books
and financial records. In addition,
there are the papers of former B.C.
premier. Simon Fraser Tolmie.
The manuscripts collection also
has some ethnic material, the most
notable of which is the Japanese
collection, largely accumulated
through the work of a member of
the library's Asian studies division,
T. Gonnami, who has been making
the rounds of members of the
Japanese-Canadian community
asking for material. In addition to
tape-recorded interviews, there are
photographs and papers detailing
the history of the Japanese in B.C.
and their expulsion to the interior
of the province during the Second
World War. There are also diaries
of a Japanese-Canadian minister,
Reverend Kenneth Shimizu, dated
from 1928 to 1940. In addition, the
division contains material on
B.C.'s Swedish community and a
good collection of material on the
Probably the most widely-used
papers in the manuscript collection
are those of Malcolm Lowry, the
British-born novelist who spent
several years writing in a beach
shanty at Dollarton, B.C. Scholars
from all over the world continue to
make use of these papers, as do
UBC graduate students. The Lowry papers include the original manuscript of Under The Volcano, the
masterpiece Lowry re-worked eight
times before it was finally completed. The Lowry papers show
how the novel evolved. Many of the
author's personal papers include
pleading letters home to his father
for more money — much of which
was spent on the liquor which, in
the words of Sun columnist Allan
Fotheringham, "fueled his genius."
There is also a huge collection
of the papers of Roderick Haig-
Brown — working copies,
notebooks, correspondence. And
the Angus Maclnnis Memorial
Collection — papers from many
sources detailing the history of the
CCF in Canada.
The Special Collections Division
is also the repository for materials
relating to the history of the University    of    B.C.    itself.    Laurenda
Daniells, appointed two years ago
to work in the university archives,
has as her ideal the inclusion of all
significant material, printed or in
manuscript, produced by the operation of the University. At present,
the archives contain an interesting
mixture of records ranging from
early minute books of the Alma Mater Society, the Faculty Association and the Senate, to tape recordings of UBC ceremonies and the
personal papers of members of the
faculty. Every thesis ever written
by a UBC student is also included.
Among the more interesting
papers are those of a former UBC
president Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie
and former librarian John Ridington, as well as the papers of Frank
Buck, first landscape designer of the
campus. In addition, Mrs. Daniells
has done a number of interviews on
tape with older faculty members, recording their recollections. There
are also the minutes of the first
meeting of the faculty and staff of
UBC on Sept. 27, 1915.
Mrs. Daniells says the archives
are quite heavily used both by
people associated with the Univer
sity and members of the public. She
likes to cite the time that Allan
Fotheringham's secretary called to
get some information on John
Turner, and she was able to tell her,
among other things, that in his university days Turner was known as
"Chick" — a piece of information
which Fotheringham duly noted in
his column.
Mrs. Daniells is always enthusiastic about receiving new materials
and would like to see faculty members encouraged to will their papers
to the University. "We are especially short of materials in the areas
of scientific research," she said.
The division's collection of rare
and historically significant maps is
looked after by Frances Woodward. The assortment, which includes some from Howay's collection, was greatly enlarged by head
librarian Basil Stuart-Stubbs when
he was in charge of Special Collections. This is now one of the best
collections of historical cartography
This rare old Bible is one of seven
examples of Incunabula,or early
printing, which the division houses. A clear outline of the Great Lakes
is shown on this 1703 map of New
France by Guillaume Del'Isle,
geographer to Louis XIV of
in a Canadian university. It includes
some early examples of cartography, including facsimilies dating
back to the 13th century, and many
examples of the decorative maps of
the 18th and 19th centuries.
One of the earliest separate maps
is a hand-colored woodcut of New
France done in 1556. There is also
the original of one of the early maps
of Vancouver, then called Granville, dating from 1870 and done on
tracing paper. Another map of
Granville, dated 1885 and made by
an insurance company gives details
of the existing buildings and contains the printed notation, "water
facilities — not good." In June of
the following year the town burned
to the ground. There are also maps
of Cook's and Vancouver's voyages as well as the maps showing
Mackenzie's discoveries. Also included is the George H. Bean collection of some 250 woodblock and
copper-engraved Japanese maps of
the Tokugawa era.
Basil Stuart-Stubbs and Dr.
Coolie Verner are soon to publish
a carto-bibliography titled, The
North Part of North America,
which will be illustrated with many
of the maps from the collection.
Ruell Smith looks after what is
called the "social protest" collection, gathering everything from
handouts to leaflets, underground
papers to women's lib material,
right wing and left wing pamphlets.
In conjunction with a micro-filmed
collection of underground newspapers acquired by the government
publications division of the library,
they provide a useful record for
sociologists and other students of
the social protest movement.
The rare and precious books and
materials in the UBC Special Collections Division are stored in
closed stacks in a special air-conditioned vault where temperature
and humidity are controlled to ensure preservation.
With the exception of the books
in the Howay-Reid Collection,
which are subject to certain restrictions imposed in Judge Howay's
will, all the books and materials in
Special Collections are available for
use by anyone with a serious re
search interest, but they must be
used in the library and cannot be
taken out on loan. There are special
study carrells located in the division
to permit research work.
The collection has been the research resource for a number of
popular books, among them Eric
Nicol's Vancouver and G.P.V. and
Helen Akrigg's 1,001 British
Columbia Place Names. It has also
supported a number of scholarly
texts, such as Tony Kilgallin's
study, Malcolm Lowry and Victor
Hopwood's David Thompson:
Travels in Western North America,
1784-1812. English professor Roy
Daniells used the material for his
research into 17th century mannerist style, as did Sandra Djwa in researching her upcoming book on
E.J. Pratt.
These scholars, and the many
other people who regularly use the
division's resources, would be the
first to admit that the Special Collections Division is a vital and important part of the UBC Library.
.V«//v Abbott,  BA'65, is a former
Vancouver Sun reporter, who now
lives in Vernon. If you have to unplug the
toaster to make coffee,
look into a Medallion home.
This kind of thing just doesn't happen in a
Medallion home. Medallion means that the
home has been wired to meet the electrical
needs of today . . . and tomorrow!
The kitchen in a Medallion home must have
a separate circuit for the refrigerator and
four additional circuits for small appliances. That's why you can use your high-
wattage electric housewares — toaster
coffee pot, fry pan and kettle — all at once
without blowing a fuse.
If you do wish to add more circuits later,
it's easy and inexpensive to do. There's
free access to the distribution panel so you
avoid damage to finished walls.
Extension cords? You can forget them.
Place lamps and appliances anywhere you
wish: there's an outlet within easy reach
of the cord.
These are just a few of the electrical conveniences in a Medallion home. Call B.C.
Hydro's  Customer  Advisory   Service   and
ask about Medallion.
And start living better electrically.
13 whaft
cable ten
Cable Ten is amateur sports the big stations don't cover.
Like university football.
Cable Ten is hobby programs. Like, "How to Make Your Own Wine "
Cable Ten is what's happening at UBC.
Cable Ten is language lectures, and travelogues, and
consumer forums.
Cable Ten is a whole lot of things you haven't seen on any other
station, and a whole lot of things that we haven't even thought of yet
But most of all Cable Ten is community and campus involvement,
a television station that works two ways. From us to you,
and from you to us.
Got something your department would like to air on the air?"
Just give us a call.
Cable Ten is the community service station ot the Vancouver
Cablevision system, a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Cablevision Limited
For more information call 327-9496. Ask for Vic Waters.
14 In the middle ages, universities were commonly built behind stout stone walls to keep out the
barbarian hordes (or any other
hordes) who happened to be rummaging about the countryside.
This was how academic freedom
was preserved in those early days.
Today, the modern university
achieves the same thing by surrounding itself with a thoughtfully-
planned and tastefully-designed array of traffic direction, information,
parking and no parking signs,
backed up by a deviously laid-out
road system. The University of
B.C. is a pioneer and a leader in
this modern system of maintaining
academic freedom.
Recently, however, this system
has become so sophisticated that
even alumni are experiencing difficulty finding their way onto campus, and once on campus, finding
their way around it (and then off
it again). This comes as something
of a surprise. We would have
thought the alumni, having spent
four or five years on campus as undergraduates, would be completely
in tune with UBC's unique psychological ambience and therefore capable of instinctively finding their
way whatever the apparent obstacles. But apparently the times are
changing too fast even for UBC
alumni to keep up.
So in order to bring our alumni
up to date with these developments,
we offer on the following pages a
short course on Modern Campus
Mobility (and how you can try to
improve yours) for non-campus persons. The course consists of a new,
detailed campus map and a discussion of some basic principles to
adopt and some common pitfalls to
avoid. First the principles:
1. Abandon logic all you who
hope to enter here. Nothing today
is as you think it should be (or seems
to be) and least of all at UBC.
Directional signs will contradict
each other; even the straightest,
narrowest road can lead you astray.
So remember, confusion, taken
with the proper attitude, can be fun.
2. Adopt "creative behaviour
patterns." This is particularly important in trying to discover how
and where to enter the UBC campus. The truly innovative person,
for example, will lie on his side to
read the new vertical wooden UBC
entrance signs — signs, incidental-
Ton Can't Get
There From Here
A Guide That May (Or May Not) Help
Alumni Find Their Way On Campus
ly, which are apparently designed
to encourage an aimless circular
motion of traffic around the perimeter of the campus. Another creative technique occasionally used involves shinnying up one of these
entrance signs to try to glimpse
where you are.
3. Remember that this university
was founded on the principle of the
Great Trek. That's important because trekking is one thing you'll
do a lot of. UBC is a pedestrian
campus, which means that no matter where your campus destination,
the parking lot will be at least two
miles away. If you're foolhardy
enough to drive in behind the lines,
then you can expect to have to drive
as though you were in Hong Kong
with students thundering around,
by and over your car. Their pursuit
of knowledge is tremendously keen
4. Keep your sense of humour.
This is absolutely vital since, after
circling the campus for the 15th
time, you may begin to feel some
strain. And, after all. the people of
whom you ask directions will likely
be doing their best to humour you.
Like the jolly man from the traffic
division who will say, "Oh, you
can't get there from here — you've
got to go back out and all the way
'round again."
Now there's a great many things
that could be said about pitfalls to
avoid if you are to increase your
campus mobility and return to tell
about it. But as this is only a short
course we can only concentrate on
a few of the more important ones.
Many of these you may recall as
useful tips from your undergraduate
1. Don't panic when you get lost
15 (there's no "if about it). This is
a toughie, but essential. We know
how easy it is to lose your grip,
particularly on those occasions
when you begin to think the campus
is a gigantic maze designed by psychology professors to test you —
but cjon't crack. Try whistling a
happy tupe.
2. Dop't believe everything you
hear (from those giving directions)
and read (on campus maps). Take
jt all with a quarter-pound of salt.
In fact, a creative technique for increasing campus mopility is to go
in the opposite direction to that
which has been suggested to you.
3. Don't try to disguise yourself
as a faculty member in the hope that
this will make it easier for you to
get around on campus. Even if you
succeed in getting the right disguise
(and nobody can tell a professor
from a student or a truck driver
these days), it won't do you any
good. No, the thing to do (particularly if you regularly attempt to
Visit the campus) is to become
friends with a parking lot attendant
or a member of the traffic division
— these are the important people.
4. Don't ask students for directions. This is absolutely futile. In
nine out of ten cases, the answer
will be something like, "I'm sorry,
I'm just a student here." Come to
think of it, you can expect a similar
answer from faculty, although not
so concisely put and never without
5. Don't assume buildings will be
in the same place from one week
to the next. You may recall from
undergraduate days a great deal of
motion on campus — the digging
of holes, the filling of holes, the raising up and moving of huts — none
of this has changed.
So much for the pitfalls. It's also
important that alumni seeking to
visit campus, to attend a meeting,
a night class or whatever, be properly equipped. It's unwise to venture
forth without the following basic
• One compass, one campus map
and one magnifying glass (for
reading the map);
• One pair binoculars or telescope
(for finding one's way from high
points of land or engaging in other
visual activities);
• A sack of dimes (for voracious
parking meters);
A week's supply of provisions,
including dried foods, chocolate
and water (to sustain life when
one is lost and can't find UBC
food services eating establishments — which is just as well,
some say);
Warm clothing, an umbrella
(never  be   without   it)  and   tall
rubber boots (for walking on
UBC's unique concave sidewalks in rainy weather);
A flashlight, lantern or box of
matches (for reading signs at
Some reading material (for passing the time — perhaps a stout
copy of Pilgrim's Progress). u^**
Having given you this short
course on Modern Campus Mobility, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that you will have any greater
luck in finding your way around on
UBC campus. But at least you
should have a better understanding
of why you are lost. You may even
enjoy it.
One last thing. If, on your mean-
derings around campus, you encounter an aged gentleman by the
name of Melvin Bonkers, class of
'28, will you please phone his
mother at 999-8989. His mother
says she saw Melvin off to UBC
by streetcar on Monday, September
25, 1926, with his lunch (two peanut
butter sandwiches, a piece of
chocolate cake and an apple) and
hasn't seen him since. She says
she's worried because he didn't
take his galoshes. D
17 t tit
Verse Poetic Enough
By Geoff Riddehough
Dance to the Anthill
by Geoffrey B. Riddehough
Discovery Press
Vancouver, $5.95
these is a rare event nowadays.
Too many contemporary poets
seem averse to the exercise of
craftsmanship in their work, preferring to expose us to one defecation
after another of the raw brilliance
(they would have us think) that lies
within. Even less admirable are the
fatuous gropings which masquerade as developments in technique
but do no more for literature than
a fancy package does for the product contained.
"Found poetry" is one example.
This is a gimcrack in which the
linearity of an existing piece of
prose is broken up without altering
the text significantly or at all, the
intention being to bring out subtle
nuances which have poetic value.
John Robert Colombo has been
one of the foremost practitioners of
this alchemy, having tampered with
some very mortal words previously
set down by William Lyon Mackenzie and John Strachan. He has
given us the likes of "Yorkshire
Settlers," collected in The Mackenzie Poems, to which we should
all be vehemently indifferent were
it not for the devaluation of cultural
standards which it represents:
But we merely state the facts
that have been stated to us,
leaving our numerous
and highly intelligent readers
to draw their own inferences
The dustjacket blurb of John
Toronto refers to the genre as "this
most demanding of poetic forms"
and says the Strachan poems "are
like champagne, witty, true and altogether discerning." Colombo
himself has claimed "aesthetic effectiveness" and "kinetic kick" for
his found poems. We will allow our
numerous   and   highly   intelligent
readers to draw their own inferences.
We are now getting closer to the
point of the foregoing remarks.
G.P.V. Akrigg's introductory note
to the book under review leans
heavily on the designation "verse"
to describe what is to be found
therein. Among the literati, there
is a contradistinction made between "verse" and "poetry". The
former is usually regarded as being
lighter and somewhat lacking in
consequence; it is to poetry as
screenplay is to Shakespeare. I am
sure that Akrigg had no intention
of minimizing Professor Ridde-
hough's efforts. In fact, he correctly draws particular attention to
"the sheer literary skill, the polish
of the lines, and the wonderfully
adroit turns of phrase." Yet it is
a pity that dross such as John
Toronto and The Mackenzie
Poems could conceivably be accorded higher station by nomenclature than the scintillating epigrams of Riddehough. Or might
merit yet win the day?
Geoffrey B. Riddehough was
born in England in 1900, migrated
to the Okanagan a few years later
and came to the University of British Columbia as a student by way
of Penticton High School. In 1924
he was awarded the Governor-
General's Gold Medal as the out- standing graduating student in Arts
and Science. He went on to collect
graduate degrees from Berkeley,
UBC and Harvard. After a short
stint at teaching English, he settled
into the Department of Classics at
UBC. from which he retired as
Professor Emeritus in 1970 after 35
years' service.
Occasionally, an individual will
come to occupy a small corner of
one's life through peculiar circumstances. Not many years ago, I
happened to notice sitting on a
shelf a number of books which had
been donated to the university library and were about to be added
to its holdings. The subject matter
of these gifts was compelling —
ghosts, poltergeists, witchcraft and
other eldritch things. The donor
was Riddehough. I mentioned
these to a colleague who, by coincidence, had once taken a course
from G.B.R. and had been impressed by his deftness. He told of a
term paper he had once submitted
in which a key word in his argument had been enclosed in quotation marks for emphasis. This elicited a professorial note which went
something like this: "An apt term,
but must you make it smirk superciliously     between     quotation
What an enviable com
ment to make, I thought, and became even more convinced that
Riddehough must be an especially
interesting man.
Dance to the Anthill evokes that
earlier gem and is therefore received with delight. There is a difficulty in writing about the book; one
cannot escape the feeling that the
author would be disappointed at
any attempt to discuss seriously
most of the little pieces in this volume. They seem to have been composed in jest, and the introduction
of any degree of ponderous
analysis would conflict with his
purpose in writing them. Perhaps
we have already gone too far. At
any rate, it is best to simply provide
the reader with a small sample; the
words speak most adequately for
The book can be divided roughly
into three parts. There are light,
witty poems, many of them satiric,
in a variety of stanza forms; there
are limericks; there are a few longer, more introspective works related to his interest in the occult.
Here is one in which he strikes a
blow at euphemism:
He fancies (and it mars his life)
That other men sleep with his wife.
Such a delusion — why. 1 think
They probably don't sleep a wink.
Creators of limericks might well
be accused of the overexercise of
poetic license. But it is sometimes
done with great effect, as Riddehough shows:
(On learning that in Ireland now Leary
is spelt Laoghaire)
There was a reformer named Laoghaire
Who said. "Temperance work makes me
The Hibernian tribe
Will never subscribe
To    the    thaoghaire    it    shouldn't    be
Those that have a score to settle
with the medical profession will appreciate the following bit of turnabout:
There was a young woman of Lautsch,
Who sought a psychiatrist's couch;
But the fee that was tendered
For services rendered
Came out of the medico's pouch.
And so on.
It is too late to get the book for
Halloween, which is unfortunate
because the witch poems are somewhat apropos. But Christmas is not
far off, and if there is a person of
discernment whose dark, winter
evenings you would care to brighten, consider Dance to the Anthill.
Mr. N. E. Omelusik, BA'64, BLS'66,  is
head of acquisitions at the  UBC library.
Thompson's Travels
Excellent Literature
David Thompson
Travels in Western
North America, 1784-1812
edited by Victor G. Hopwood
Macmillan, Toronto, $10.95
david Thompson's Travels in
Western North America is not the
sort of book that you merely read,
rather it is one that you experience.
For it is such a vivid and intensely
visual book that you seem to step
right inside and accompany Thompson on his adventure-filled explorations of more than a century ago.
You're right there, feeling the cut
of the wind, back in 1784 when
young Thompson, an apprentice
clerk of 14 with the Hudson's Bay
Company, first steps ashore at Fort
Churchill. And for the next 28 years
you're right behind him, carrying
your pack, as the fur trader, explorer, mapmaker criss-crosses 55,000
miles of the west. You're there
sharing the cold, hunger, fatigue ...
slogging by foot over that icefield
... smoking, listening to Indian
legends around the campfire ...
being swept over a waterfall in a
canoe ... fighting for your life in a
battle between two Indian tribes...
Finally you emerge from the book
surprised at having become so involved in what appeared at first
glance to be of interest only to academics. But the book reads like a
novel: it has a strong story line,
sharp characterizations, suspense,
conflict, humour. That it succeeds
is due primarily to the fact that
David Thompson — another surprise since his education was confined to a London charity school —
is a very fine writer.
But considerable credit must also
be given to the editor, Victor G.
Hopwood, BA'41, a University of
B.C. professor of English. From
Thompson's incomplete version of
his travels and from his unpublished
journals, Prof. Hopwood has produced a most readable account of
Thompson's explorations.
A man of scientific precision,
David Thompson writes with
picture-like clarity. His style is simple and direct, rich in detail and descriptive anecdotes.
Many of these anecdotes deal
with the Indian beliefs, myths and
customs that he encountered on his
travels. Thompson, who became
fluent in several Indian languages,
was always ready to learn more
about Indian culture. His knowledge, in fact, enabled him to maintain generally friendly relations with
the Indians — and to escape from
several very tight corners.
In his Travels, Thompson reveals
himself to be a man fascinated with
every aspect of his surroundings,
natural and human. He was. as
Hopwood puts it, "a man whom
nothing could make idle, whose
curiosity was insatiable, who while
wintering on Reindeer Lake pounded frozen mercury to discover its
physical properties, and in the
summer observed through a pocket
microscope the anatomy of the mos-
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a result, his account of his travels
is full not only with tales of his explorations and contact with the Indians, but also with observations
and insights on wildlife, geography
and the state of the west at that time.
It's because of all of these factors
that Hopwood places the book in
the ranks of great literature.
"Thompson's Travels," he writes,
"belongs among such master works
as Cook's Voyages, Darwin's
Voyage of the Beagle, Doughty's
Travels in Arabia Deserta, Bates's
Naturalist on the River Amazon
and Stefansson's The Friendly
Arctic... Thompson belongs there
as a geographer, a scientist, an observer of nature and people, and a
To read Thompson's Travels is
itself an act of exploration and discovery. Not only do you discover
his surprising skills as a writer, but
you also discover how great was his
And if your previous knowledge
of Thompson (like mine) consisted
of a hazy recollection of his connection with exploration of the Columbia River, you will likely be astounded to learn how much he
achieved in all those hard-travelling
years. His main discoveries include
the route by Reindeer Lake, Woola-
ston Lake, and Black River to Lake
Athabasca; the upper regions of the
Missouri; the source of the Mississippi; Howse and Athabasca
Passes through the Rockies; the
upper Columbia River, its sources
and branches; Kootenay River and
Lake; much of interior southeastern
B.C.; and the American northwest
from Flathead Lake to the junction
of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
While he is best known for his 1811
mapping of the full length of the
Columbia River, he is less known
for his surveys of the three prairie
provinces, and, in later life, his
mapping of Ontario's Muskoka
country, Quebec's eastern townships and his hydrographic charts
of the St. Lawrence River from
Cornwall to Three Rivers.
In terms of achievement. Prof.
Hopwood concludes: "As a land
geographer Thompson is the peer
of Captain James Cook, the great
charter of the oceans." After reading Thompson's Travels none of
these accolades seem too extravagant. □
20 George Pederson:
Time To Rationalize
Teacher Education
education today is too important
— and too expensive — to leave
entirely in the hands of educators.
The public has a right, and is
increasingly exercising that right, to
question the validity of much of
what goes on in our educational system. And it's the wise educator who
realizes and accepts this state of affairs.
Dr. George Pederson, the new
dean of education at the University
of Victoria, is such a person. A
husky, tall man with unruly hair,
his personal style is admirably suited to this new age of accountability.
For he speaks with appealing candour about the weaknesses in his
professional field and with confidence about the direction which
reform must take.
The 41-year-old Alberta-born
educator has brought to his new position, which he assumed in July,
a solid academic and professional
background. A product of the old
Vancouver Provincial Normal
School, he taught elementary
school in North Vancouver for a
time and then took a bachelor of
arts degree from UBC in 1959. He
served as vice-principal and principal of elementary schools and later
secondary schools in North Vancouver. After taking a master of arts
in educational administration at the
University of Washington in 1964,
he went on to take his doctorate
at the University of Chicago (1969).
He spent two years teaching at the
Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education and then became assistant professor of education and associate director of the Midwest
Administration Centre at the University of Chicago's Graduate
School of Education — the position
he held before returning to B.C.
Dr. Pederson himself questions
the validity of much that goes on
in education today. For example,
he admits that — and this he regards
as a critical problem — faculties of
education essentially "fly by the
seat of their pants." As he puts it,
"The greatest weakness of teacher
education is its lack of rationalization. To say this is really to say little, except that it underlies the paucity of understanding about teaching and learning. It's a very frank
admission that we lack an adequate
definition of the teaching task."
Educators, he continued, do not
really understand the teaching/
learning process and this is reflected both in what goes on in faculties
of education and in the school classrooms. The methods adopted in the
education of teachers and in the
education of children consequently
21 rely heavily on the experience of
past teachers ("folk wisdom", as
another educator put it) rather than
on solid research and carefully
thought-out and tested procedures.
While he recognizes the magnitude of the job, Dr. Pederson said
he and his faculty intend over the
next few years to more sharply
analyze and define the tasks of
teaching and to use this information
as a basis for "rationalizing" their
teacher education program. In
terms of specific reforms, he is concerned with introducing greater
flexibility in the program and with
giving students increased practice
teaching experience.
"If there's anything educators
hold dear," he said, "it's a tenet
of the importance of recognizing individual differences. Yet we train
people in education faculties in almost identical ways."
He said he hopes they will be able
to correct this contradiction and
open up a variety of alternatives for
UVic's 1,100 education students.
At the same time, the faculty intends to examine the professional
year — the senior year when students spend blocks of time practice
teaching in the schools — to see
if students can be given greater and
more meaningful practical experience. The faculty has had some experience, on an experimental basis,
with an internship program and Dr.
Pederson said he would like to explore further possibilities along this
Dr. Pederson said that one of the
problems related to "rationalizing"
teacher education is the lack of adequate research in education.
"Much of the research in education," he confessed, "has been
quite abominable, to say the least."
However, he pointed out that there
is some good research being done
in the social and behavioural sciences and this data should be put to
greater use in improving both the
schools and faculties of education.
He believes there is a need for greater financial support for educational
research in B.C. and that such research should increasingly be
directed toward solving specific
Another major problem facing
education faculties everywhere,
said Dr. Pederson, is their "apparent inability to have lasting effects
on the behaviour of teachers once
they enter the classroom." Despite
all the exposure to new ideas and
to new techniques, one of two
things seem to happen to students
when they get out in the schools
as teachers. "They either ignore
that which they were taught while
in training and revert to a teaching
style very similar to that by which
they were taught themselves," he
said, "or these novice teachers become socialized almost immediately into the 'work world of the
teacher' by colleagues who are anxious to 'tell it like it really is' ".
One approach to solving this
problem, he suggested, is through
establishing closer links with the
school system. Dr. Pederson
particularly believes that faculties
of education should in future play
a greater part in the professional
development of practising teachers
through in-service, upgrading programs. UVic, he said, intends to
contribute to this new emphasis.
As UVic's new dean of education, Dr. George Pederson, clearly
has his work cut out for him for
the next few years. What is it they
say about new brooms? D
Smart quyr protect them/elves]
before they /tart      © canada uJ
22 alumni
Unusual Fund
Provokes Response
this heroic Knight in (almost) Shining
Armour who graced the front of a recent
UBC Alumni Fund pamphlet. "The Power
That Makes The Difference", has caused
quite a stir.
Quite an interesting stir, actually. But not
an unexpected one, because the pamphlet
was certainly different and reaction of one
kind or another was expected (or is the
proper word, feared?).
Two or three times a year the alumni fund
is faced with the challenge of developing
colourful, interesting, informative and readable material for use in its campaign. Let's
face it, that's quite a challenge in this age
of information overload and sometimes you
have to live dangerously.
Which, in a sense, is what we did with
our attempt at High Corn in "The Power
That Makes The Difference." With whimsical cartoons and text, the pamphlet produced
"a play in one melodramatic act" in which
an impoverished student, hounded by a cruel
landlord and creditors was finally saved by
the Knight in (almost) Shining Armour —
"Alumni Power" — bringinga UBC Alumni
But people react to humour in different
ways — and on the whole the response was
good. And while it's unlikely the UBC archivists will record the various reactions for
posterity, the following sample of comments
is very interesting:
Congratulations on your eye-catching and
meaningful pamphlet! Often it is this 'melodramatic rubbish' that gets results. Continued succcess."
I agree with the critic, the mastermind of
this attempt at humour should be shot.
Alumni Power? Too bad there isn't more
of it! I become discouraged at the impersonal attitude of some of my fellow graduates.
UBC had to play an important part in their
P.S. The extra dollar is for rust remover.
We must keep Sir Power's armour nice and
Whoever printed this thing should be fired.
In past years. I have contributed a nominal $5 to the UBC Alumni Fund. This year,
however. I feel your solicitation warrants my
donating $10. My reasons stem mainly from
the very enjoyable entertainment supplied by
your pamphlet. Furthermore, I do most sin
cerely not want our dear trusted knight to
grow rusty and thereby unable to help those
poor destitute students.
Please note this donation comes from a
landlord to show you we are not all cruel.
If you insist on promoting this 'cruel' image
there may be no further donations due to
a lack of funds on my behalf as I won't have
any tenants to pay rents.
I never have donated money to UBC and
do not expect to in the future. Some of your
knights in shining armour keep falling off
their horses.
Well, whatever the reason, alumni donations to the UBC Alumni Fund continue to
come in at a good level in comparison
with last year's record returns. For which
we're grate ful.
Winter 72
All home games start at 8 pm at the
War Memorial Gym except the Jan. 28
game which begins at 2 pm. The Jan. 22
game is at the PNE Coliseum at 8 pm.
Jan.      5- 6 Calgary at UBC
8- 9 UBC at SFU
Clansmen Classic
12-13 Lethbridge at UBC
22 UBC & SFU at Coliseum
27-28 Alberta at UBC
Feb.      2- 3 UBC at Lethbridge
5- 6 Saskatchewan at UBC
9-10 UBC at Victoria
15 Affi/etes/n/4cfionatUBC
23-24 Canada West playoff
Mar.     2- 3 CIAU championship
UBC teams compete in Vancouver
Rugby Union Leagues (see local newspapers for schedule). Intercollegiate
games start 2:30 pm at Thunderbird
Feb.    17 Washington at UBC
22 UBC at Oregon State
24 UBC at Oregon
Mar.      3 Western Washington at UBC
17 UBC at Victoria
29 UCLA at UBC
World Cup
Ice Hockey
All home games start 8 pm, UBC Winter
Sports Centre.
Jan.      5       Alberta at UBC
12-13 Saskatchewan at UBC
19       UBC at Saskatchewan
20-21   UBC at Alberta
26       Calgary at UBC
Feb.     2       Victoria at UBC
3        UBC at Victoria
9       Saskatchewan at UBC
16-17 Alberta at UBC
23-24 Victoria at UBC
Mar.     2- 4 Western Canadian playoffs (TBA)
9-11  Western champion vs.
Ontario (TBA)
16       CIAU championship at
For tickets and further information on
the above events or any UBC athletic
events contact the athletics office,
23 President Emeritus Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie
(right)   autographs   1948   totem   for   (left)
Gary   Gillespie  B.Com.'4H,   al   Winnipeg
Alumni branch function in November,
(below) Ottawa grads sample a sumptions
buffet at a function in the National Arts
Alumni Active From
Los Angeles to London
ubc alumni branches are booming with
activity these days. September saw successful events in Ottawa — an informal beer
and buffet at the National Arts Centre —
and in Toronto, where a good turn-out of
alumni gathered at Julie's Bombay Bicycle
Club for an early evening party. The new
president of the Toronto branch, by the way,
is Jack Rode, replacing John Williams.
In November. President Emeritus Dr.
N.A.M. MacKenzie was the special guest of
branches functions in Winnipeg and in Halifax — one of the newest branches. UBC
Chancellor Mr. Justice Nathan Nemetz and
alumni executive director Harry Franklin
journeyed south to attend a dinner at the
University of Southern California for alumni
in the Los Angeles area. And alumni in northern California earlier held a National Film
Board film festival in San Francisco, while
back in B.C. alumni in the west Kootenay
area gathered at Selkirk College, Castlegar,
to hear UBC dean of graduate studies. Dr.
Ian McTaggart-Cowan, speak on environmental issues.
Alumni on the other side of the Atlantic
were also active, attending a sherry party
at B.C. House with special guest Dr. W.C.
Gibson, head of UBC's department of history of science and medicine. // wasn' t a matter of a cushy car ride back
on that famous day in 1922, but one of the
Great Trek organizers, Dr. A b Richards and
wife (rear) enjoy being chauffered by Ford
representative Ken Carter (left) and AMS
President Doug Aldridge (right) in a vintage
car re-enactment of the Great Trek. The
event, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the
Trek, was the highlight of Reunion Days '72
in October and attracted many trekkers back
to campus.
Scholarship Honours
Stanley Arkley
the ubc alumni association has established a $500 Stanley T. Arkley Scholarship
in Librarianship in recognition of a
graduate's long-standing service to the University and interest in the UBC Library.
The award is named in honour of Stanley
T. Arkley. BA'25. of Seattle, Washington,
who served as President of the Friends of
the University of B.C. Inc. (U.S.A) from
1957 to 1971.
A citation honouring Mr. Arkley was presented to him at the Great Trek Dinner on
Friday. October 20th in the UBC Faculty
Mr. Arkley was active in forming the
Friends of the University of B.C. Inc.
(U.S.A) which is an organization for soliciting and accepting donations to UBC from
alumni living in the U.S. The organization
also developed a scholarship program to
assist the sons and daughters of alumni living
in the U.S. to attend UBC.
For many years before his retirement in
1969, Mr. Arkley represented the Double-
day publishers and took a special interest
in the state of the UBC library and made
numerous gifts of books to the library.
The Stanley T. Arkley Scholarship in
Librarianship will be awarded annually to
a deserving student in librarianship, with the
necessary funds coming from donations to
the UBC Alumni Fund.
Lost: One Fur Coat
Found: One Fur Coat
it appears that someone may have mistakenly taken the wrong fur jacket after the Reunion Days '72 Ball in the Graduate Student
Centre in October.
After the ball, it was reported that a fur-
jacket with the initials WMG inside and
black gloves in the pocket had been lost.
But a brown fur jacket with no initials inside had been found at the Graduate Student
If you suddenly discover you've been
wearing the wrong fur jacket all this time,
please contact alumni program director
Perry Goldsmith at 228-3313. rj
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25 20's & 30's
One of Canada's newest senators is Arthur
Laing, BSA'25, who retired as an MP at the
end of the last parliament. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1949 and
served as minister of northern affairs and
natural resources, veterans affairs and most
recently, public works.
William C. Gibson, BA'33. (MSc,
McGill). (PhD. Oxford). (MDCM. McGill).
head of the UBC department of the history
of science and medicine, has been given the
distinguished service award of the Graduate
Society of McGill. Among a great many
things. Dr. Gibson is a former president of
the alumni association   Canada's best
known weatherman (with deference to Bob
Fortune) Percy Saltzman, BA'34, is host of
CTV's new morning news and information
show — Canada A.M. He retired from the
department of transport's meteorology
branch in 1968 after 25 years service. He
was the first person to appear on English-
speaking television in Canada, over 20 years
ago .... former UBC senate member. Mills
F. Clarke, BSA'35, MSA'37. (PhD. Penn.),
director of the Agriculture Canada research
station at Agassiz since 1953. is now in Ottawa to coordinate forage crop research for
the department. During the past two years
he has been involved with a Canadian - Tan-
zanian agronomy project and last year visited
Tanzania when the project was formally accepted.
Stuart Lefeaux, BASc'45, Vancouver's
park superintendent is the newest member
of the National Capital Commision. For a
three year term he will be involved in planning the development, conservation and improvement of the national capital region in
Ottawa .... James F. Cowie, BCom'46, land
manager of Pan Ocean Oil Ltd. is currently
president of the Canadian Association of
Petroleum Landmen .... James P. Martin,
BASc'46. now heads the Vancouver School
of Theology, formed at UBC by the Anglican and United Colleges. For the past ten
years he has been on the faculty at Union
Theological Seminary in Virginia.... Michael
Shepherd, BA'46, MA'48, (PhD, Toronto),
is filling the new position of director of
resource management with Environment
Canada's fisheries service. His responsibilities include conservation, protection and resource development.
Dennis A. Heeney, BA'47, is vice-
president, corporate communications for
Molson  Industries....  Canada's new  high
Rae Ackerman is the new production
manager for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's
1972-73 season. His position also includes the duties of technical director and
lighting designer.
Ackerman graduated from UBC in
1965 with a bachelor of arts degree.
"Those three years gave me the start 1
needed to go into professional theatre.
"I felt the three years I spent there
were very valuable for me. The main
value was that the university staff allowed me to do anything I wanted to sink
my teeth into.
"It was an intensive course, rather like
an apprenticeship. It covered all aspects
of theatre: acting, directing, stage
management, building sets and props,
lighting and electrical work. Those were
the three most productive vears of my
In the summer of 1966. he was stage
manager and lighting designer for the
Vancouver Festival's production of
"Three Penny Opera." This was followed by a trip to Montreal to be assistant
to Andis Celms. technical director of the
world festival of entertainment at Expo
After Expo 67. Ackerman travelled extensively in Europe "seeing theatres and
talking to theatre people." On his return
to Canada, he worked for a few weeks
at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
(one year before it was opened) preparing
the lighting equipment and technically
equipping the theatre. From there it was
back to the Playhouse Theatre in
Vancouver for eight months as design
assistant to Brian Jackson.
In May 1969. Ackerman was engaged
as lighting designer when the Playhouse
Theatre remounted its production of
"The Ecstacy of Rita Joe" to go to the
National Arts Centre in  Ottawa.       He
then started a one-year term as assistant
to Celms. now technical director of the
National Arts Centre.
June 1970 found Ackerman in Toronto
at the St. Lawrence Centre For The Performing Arts. Here he was technical-
production manager and assistant once
again to Celms. This job lasted eight
months. The general manager there was
Robert Dubberley. BA'63 now general
manager of the RWB.
In May 1971. Ackerman was hired by
the Neptune Theatre in Halifax as production manager, technical director and
lighting designer. This position lasted until July 1972 at which point he was hired
by the RWB.
As production manager for the RWB.
his duties fall into three definite categories: lighting design, technical director
(co-ordinator for all the technical departments) and production manager (hiring the stage crew at home and on tour
and arranging for transportation of sets
on tour).
"This is the first time I've ever been
involved in a dance company." said
Ackerman. (He did the lighting for the
Judy Jarvis Modern Dance Concert at
Hart House Theatre in Toronto but this
was only as a "friendly favor.")
"It's rather like putting the pieces of
a jigsaw puzzle together. I have to go
on the existing drawings for the lighting
plans and stage effects and discover the
differences in them to my concepts.
Lightinga ballet is far different from lighting a play. In theatre, all you have to
see clearly is the face: in ballet, you have
to light the whole body. In ballet, the
sets and props are simpler than in
Ackerman describes his job as taking
care of the non-dancing, non-administrative aspects of a ballet company. "The
administration, publicity and production
departments are all there to support what
goes on stage. My job is to tie the whole
thing together." —Peter Crossly commissioner to Nigeria and Sierra Leone
is W. Kenneth Wardroper, BCom'47, former
director general of external affairs' bureau
of economic and scientific affairs.... In Alberta. Fred R. Hutchings, BSA'48. is now
provincial dairy commissioner.... Robert T.
Irwin, BSA'48. MSA'5I. is director of the
Fraser Valley Milk Producers' laboratories
in Vancouver.
After 35 years on the fringes of museum
work. Yorke Edwards, MA'50 is now right
in the middle as assistant director of the provincial museum in Victoria. As a wildlife
specialist, he worked with the Canadian
Wildlife Service in Ottawa and with the B.C.
parks branch where he developed the idea
of nature houses for the provincial parks....
Health services in B.C. are undergoing a
complete examination by Richard G.
Foulkes, BA'50. MD'54. The provincial government appointment as consultant on
methods of improving health services follows six years as executive director of the
Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminister... Lloyd B. Leeming, LLB'50. president of Labatt's Ontario breweries is going
to be a staff member of the federal industry,
trade and commerce department for the next
two years. He is the first senior businessman
to participate in this executive interchange
program between governments and private
industry — naturally called Interchange
Canada.... This year's edition of CBC's
Weekend is produced by George Robertson,
BA'50. whojoins the show from a successful
Percy Saltzman
two year stint producing Ottawa's evening
news program.
H. Colin Slim, BA'51. (MA,PhD. Harvard), is returning to the University of
Chicago to be professor of music. A
conductor-musicologist, he has specialized
in Renaissance music and since 1965 has
headed the music department at the University of California, Irvine.... In a message
from "not so darkest Africa". Allan Hunter,
BCom'52. says he is teaching behavioral science to commerce students at the University
of Nairobi  — sponsored by the Canadian
International Development Agency  For
the next two years David Bruce Jaffary,
BA'52 and wife. Mary. BPE'61. are going
to be at sea — cruising the world in their
sailboat.... Alumni forestry representative,
Jim McWilliams, BSF'53 has been named
vice-president,  coast   lumber  and   shingle
York Edwards
operations of Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
Our man in Peking.... Maurice Copithorne, BA'54, LLB'55. who until September was director of the legal advisory division
of external affairs, now calls the Canadian
embassy in Peking home. His replacement
in Ottawa is David Miller, BCom'57,
LLB'58. who has served with external affairs
in South Africa and London.... On January
1. Rudolf Haering, BA'54. MA'55, (PhD,
McGill). succeeds his former teacher George
Volkoff, BA'34, MA'36, (PhD. California),
DSc'45, now dean of science, as head of
the UBC physics department. He returns
to UBC from SFU where he has headed
the physics department since the university
opened — with the exception of 1968 when
he was acting academic vice-president....
Former executive director of the alumni association Jack Stathers, BA'55, MA'58 and
A master-passion is the love of news."
GEORGE CRABBE (1754-1832)
Ever since 1641 when an enterprising London printer circulated a news-sheet
about the long and bitter quarrel between King Charles I and the English
Parliament, newspapers have been among the necessary ingredients of life.
Even in the most backward societies, news has a way of getting around, and
when life gets more complicated, more paradoxical, more difficult than ever,
the best way it gets around is through the daily press. The Sun is one of the
proud inheritors of the great tradition that began in England over three centuries ago - the tradition that serves your right to know the truth in all its
forms and facets.
27 his brother, Harold, BSP'53 are proprietors
of the new Stathers' Home & Building Centre Ltd. in Squamish — at the gateway to
all that snow at Whistler.
There has always been a fascination about
flying machines — which shows no sign of
abating. This year's Abbotsford International Show attracted many thousands to see
the new planes and old tricks. The air show
society is headed by J. Stuart Clyne, BA'56,
who practises aviation law in Vancouver....
H. David Hemphill, BA'56, managing director of the Manitoba Museum of Man and
Nature has been named honorary professor
at the University of Manitoba for a three
year period. He will be available for consultation on natural history programs as well
as working on joint university - museum
projects.... After 13 years away Mrs. Roy
Logie (June Nylander), BA'56, is back on
the staff of the Vancouver Children's Aid
Society as a coordinator of volunteers.... In
Calgary, Robert Termunde, BA'56. has
started his own firm specializing in the development and management of mining exploration    programs.
Michael J. Fraser, BASc'58, is now general manager of mineral resources for the Mar-
cona Corp. in San Francisco, adding exploration and evaluation of new mineral
properties to his work in product development.... Myles Frechette, BA'58,(MA,
UCLA), is in charge of the Peru desk at
the state department in Washington....
Harcharan Sehdev, MA'58, MD'63, director
of admissions and diagnosis in the children's division of the Menninger Foundation, is the author of a prize winning paper
in child psychiatry, awarded by the Menninger School.... UBC's International House
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has a new director. Colin Smith, BEd'58.
MA'60, who is working on his doctorate at
the University of Michigan is an adult
education specialist who has served overseas in Africa and the Far East.
Fanny Ann Day, BSN '59 and Barbara Jane
MacKenzie, BSN "59, both received master
degrees in nursing at the summer commencement of the University of Denver.... Alan
Reimmer BSc'59. who has been teaching at
the Conestoga Community College in Kitchener, Ont.. is the new general secretary
of the Canadian Student Christian Movement. He was the founder of Fverdale Place,
one of Canada's first free schools.... Robert
Rowlands, BASc'59. (MS. PhD. Illinois), recently travelled to Russia under the auspices
of the U.S. National Academy of Science
to address an international congress of theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Moscow.
In our continuing election coverage...a footnote to the B.C. provincial election in August.... two NDP members were omitted from
our list. L. James Nicholson, BEd'63,
Nelson-Creston and Mrs. Peter Sanford
(Karen Peterson), BPE'56, Comox. We also
managed to award a degree to the wrong
person — Leo Nimsick, minister of mines
and a student from UBC's Fairview days,
was incorrectly identified with his son's law
degree of 1961.
On the federal scene — based on the unofi-
cial returns — the following alumni were
elected to the next parliament (and we hope
we have them all!). Re-elected in the Liberal
party were: Ronald Basford, BA'55.
LLB'56, Vancouver-Centre, minister of
urban affairs: Jack Davis, BA'39. (BA. BSc.
Oxford), (PhD. McGill), Capilano, minister
of the environment: Len Marchand, BSA'59,
(MSA, Idaho), Kamloops-Cariboo; Douglas
Stewart, BCom'62, LLB'63, Okanagan-
Kootenay: and John Turner, BA'49, (BA.
BCL, MA, Oxford), Ottawa-Carleton, minister of finance. Three new members rep-
presenting the Progressive Conservatives
are: Ian Arrol, BA'59, York East; John
Fraser, LLB'54, Vancouver South: and
Douglas Charles Neil, LLB'50, Moose Jaw.
Our N DP representation doubled with two
members, Mark Rose, BSA'47. re-elected
from Fraser Valley East and Stuart Leggatt,
LLB'54, BA'55, New Westminster.
Robert McBean
June M. Whaun, MD'60. assistant
professor of paediatrics at the University of
Calgary was chairman of the Immuno
Haematological/Renal section of the Canadian Paediatrics Society meeting held last
June in Calgary.
Thomas Apsey, BSF'61, is now vice-
president, forestry, of the Council of Forest
Industries. Before joining COFI in 1970 he
was a I !nited Nations project officer in Turkey where he prepared a long-term plan for
the pulp and paper industry of that country.... John Wyder, BASc'61. has left the
Geological Survey of Canada tojoin Kenting
Earth Sciences in Calgary as division manager.
Barry M. Gough, BF.d'62. (PhD. London).
assistant professor of history at Waterloo
Lutheran University is busy completing his
new history of Canada, a successor to his
successful The Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast,  published by the  UBC  Press
last year     Robert    P.    McBean,
BASc'62. MASc'65. associate professor of
civil engineering at the University of
Missouri-Columbia is one of 23 people designated as "distinguished" by Ihe university's
alumni group. He works in the area of structural engineering and computer application
and was named the outstanding teacher in
engineering last year.... FXPO 70. SFU and
MacMillan Bloedel — all have one thing in
common — buildings designed by Erickson/
Massey. A new firm. Arthur Erickson/
Architects, which will be undertaking a major portion of Ihe contracts from Erickson/
Massey has two UBC alumni as principals.
James Strasman, BArch'62. is in charge of
design in the Toronto office. He was coordinating design architect for the Mae-Bio
building in Vancouver and is currently involved with the Bank of Canada building in
Ottawa. Yagn Houlbjerg, BArch'64, is also
in Toronto in charge of operations. He was
project coordinator for the Canadian pavilion at FXPO 70.
Ihe Royal Winnipeg Ballet seems to be
accumulating ils share ol" UBC grads these
days. Robert F. Dubberley, BA'63. has recently joined the company as its general manager. He was the first producer of Ihe Char-
lottetown Festival — and the one to take
"Anne of Green Gables" to EXPO 70. He
later moved to Toronto as consultant and
administrative director at the St. Lawrence
Centre  At the University of Quebec at
28 Chicoutimi,  Peter  Foggin,   BA'63,  (PhD,
McGill), an urban geographer heads an information centre gathering socio-economic
material on the Saguenay - Lac St. Jean and
Moyen-Nord regions of Quebec. The information will be used by regional organizations to promote industrial development and
Steak in Africa tomorrow may mean a
slice of prime antelope — if the herds can
be increased. Geoffrey M.O. Maloiy,
BSA'64. (PhD. Aberdeen) is doing an extensive study of the Topi antelopes on the Masai
Mara Reserve in Kenya in hopes of finding
ways to increase domestic production to fill
a growing demand for animal protein in Africa. He is a senior lecturer in animal physiology at the University of Nairobi.
A joint Canada-Pakistan nuclear power
project takes Stuart Groom, BASc'65 and
his family to live in Karachi for the next
two years. He will be working on the reactor now being built at Kanupp outside
Wendy Clay, MD'67, has accumulated a
lot of "firsts" since her graduation. She was
the first woman to graduate from basic pilot
training in the Canadian Armed Forces (and
at the top of her class); the first woman to
be a base surgeon (in charge of the hospital
at CFB Moose Jaw); and the first woman
to be accepted for advanced jet pilot training. Major Clay will be taking this course
during the winter at Cold Lake. Alta.... Gail
Mclntyre, BA'67 (class of '60) is turning her
talented pen to speech writing and such for
Tony O'Donohue. who's running for mayor
in Toronto. Since leaving UBC she has
worked for the federal travel bureau, as research director of the NWT liquor inquiry
board and with the Pierre Berton show....
Dominic A. Venditti, MASc'67. is now director of engineering in the communications division of ITT Canada.
James Berry, BCom'70, is off to Ontario
to supervise the selling of Andre's wines in
that province.... Ross Glanville, BASc"70.
now lives in the Creston Valley where he
is regional representative for Crown Life.
For the past two years he was with Placer
Development working in financial evaluation
and computer application.
David Crowe, BSc'72, who is with the systems and computer services division of Imperial Oil in Toronto is the first prize winner
in an international computer competition
sponsored by the Association for Computer
Machinery.... Roberta Jameson, BHE'72.
has been named regional 4-H specialist in
Prince George.... John Twigg, BA'72. a former Ubyssey staffer, has gone off to Victoria
to be one of the socialist horde as press secretary in the premier's office.
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Calkin, PhD'62. (Patricia Petrie. BA'61), a son, James Andrew.
September 8. 1972 in Halifax. N.S Mr.
and Mrs. William D.S. Earle, BCom'65.
(Carole Hall. BEd'68). a son, Malcolm
Ernest Salsbury, June 18, 1972 in
Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. Roger M. Tait,
BA'61. (Joanne Smith, BEd'61), a daughter,
Alix Joanna. July 20. 1972 in Kelowna....
Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Logan, BA'65,
MA'67. a son. Kyle MacKenzie. December
17. 1971 in Plattsburgh, N.Y	
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. White. BASc'67,
(Barbara Dawson. BSN'67). a daughter,
Alana Jane. April 10, 1972 in London,
Ont. ..Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Allen Wood,
BSc'64. MSc'66. (Linda Skeith. BHE'64)
a daughter. Adrienne Nicole. May 5, 1972
in North Vancouver.
Driscoll-Mitchell. William M. Discoll to
Anna I. Mitchell. BHE'68, August 5, 1972
in  Vancouver.   .   .  Hatto-Harris.   Peter  D.
Hatto. BA'68 to Arlene P. Harris,
BHE'67. July 1. 1972 in Vancouver.
Alan Arnold Bennett, BCom'68, August
1972 in Vancouver. A chartered accountant,
he is survived by his parents, brother and
John Leslie Catterall, BA'26. (MA. PhD,
Stanford), October 1972 in Lexington, Kentucky. He served with the U.S. Army for
four years during the Second World War
and laterjoined the staff of the U.S. defence
department  as  a  language  specialist	
Survived   by  his wife, brother and sister.
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29 Mrs. George C. Dixon (Isabel Mary
MacKinnon), BA'24, January 1972 in Vancouver. Survived by her husband and son.
John, BCom'58.
Alison Susan Elliott, LLB'72. accidentally
August 1972 in Vancouver. A member of
UBC's Law Review staff for three years,
she was articling at Shrum. Liddle &
Hebenton. Survived by her parents and two
sisters (Jean. MD'7I).
Michael Mark McDonough, BA'71. suddenly August 1972 in Vancouver. A former
member of VOC and a keen skier, he is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Donald
McDonough. BCom'48 (Bernice. BA'61.
Mrs. Wayne McMullan, (Susan Dingle).
BA'63, accidentally September 1972 in
West Vancouver. She and her husband died
in a fire at their home. They are survived
by their two children.
Mrs. William Allen McRae (Marjorie Jean
Siddall), BA'65, August 1972 in Vancouver.
Survived by her husband. BSc'65 and two
Mrs. Joseph Revill (Beverley Ruth Chalmers), BASc'50, accidentally October 1972
near Chilliwack. The same accident took
the lives of her husband and two of their
children. She is survived by two sons and
her mother.
Ethlyn Trapp, MD(McGill). LLD'58, July
1972 in Vancouver. An honorary life member of the Canadian Cancer Society and
past president of both the B.C. Medical Association and the National Cancer Institute
of Canada, she was a pioneer in radiotherapy
treatment in B.C. Q
Great Trek Recalled
In the fall of 1922 I entered the University
of British Columbia, but illness in my senior
year prevented me from graduating until
1927. And now. on page eight of the Chronicle for Fall 1972, I see myself looking out
over a half century, under the brave banner
of Arts '26. But where among the pale and
distant faces is anyone 1 knew? The flag of
Arts '25 tells me no more. Not one of those
faces, so familiar then, now reveals the owner's name. Even those who were to become
life-long friends — friends now rich in years,
and grandchildren . and distinction — which
ones are they? Forty-five years after that
picture was taken I was told, over cocktails
in the Barbados, that UBC was looking for
a new president, and I was asked what I
thought of Walter Gage as a candidate.
Which one in the picture is he?
My assignment for collecting signatures
on the petition was in the outer reaches of
South Vancouver, an area with which I was
not familiar. There were seven houses in my
section. In spite of suspicious dogs and
housewives I got six signatures. One more,
apparently overlooked by Earle Birney. was
picked up on the streetcar. It took me four
hours by two streetcars, one ferry, one bus.
and one two-mile hike into the northernmost
inhabited  part  of West  Vancouver to get
home that night, but dinner was still hot.
Now about that Chemistry tent: only six
of us could be squeezed in at one time. Of
the six in my little class, five went on to
the doctorate in science. The buildings in
Fairview were nol luxurious. But those buildings heard the music of Cymbeline (Hark,
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sacrifice of dignity"? Indiscretions were
rare. Did not the editor of The Ubyssey
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indiscretion had been to publish a parody
of Sir Henry's poem "Drake's Drum"
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long ago.
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Santa Barbara
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