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VOLUME 15, NO. 1
SPRING, 1961
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Alumni News
4 Mamie Moloney on the Academic Symposium
5 Alumni Association News
8 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Trances Tucker
13 New Directions for Graduates
A special section of the Chronicle devoted to some of the
speeches given at the 1960 district eight conference of the
American Alumni Council at the University of British Columbia. The section runs through to page 23.
24 The University of Queensland
—By David Corbett
26 The University Campus—Circa 1920
The section entitled "The University" begins on page 27. The
regular columns on sports and student activities will be found
in this section.
Volume 15, No. 1
Spring, 1961
The extraordinary development of the University
of B.C. will be realized
when readers compare our
cover photograph, taken
last year, with another
view of the University
area, taken in 1920, which
is reproduced on page 26.
Graduates with historic
photographs of the campus
are asked to send them to
the editor for reproduction
in future issues.
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A/51
Assistant Editor: Frances Tucker, B.A.'50
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President, Donovan F. Miller, B.Com.'47; past president, Mark
Collins, B.A.,B.Com.'34; first vice-president,
John J. Carson, B.A.'43; second vice-president,
Mrs. Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31; third vice-president, W. C. Gibson, B.A/33, M.Sc, M.D.,
Ph.D.; treasurer, H. Frederick Field, B.A.,
B.Com.'40. Members-at-Large: Paul S. Plant,
B.A.'49; Ben B. Trevino, LL.B.'59; Emerson H.
Gennis, B.Com.'48; Rika Wright. B.A.'3 3; The
Hon. James Sinclair. B.A.Sc'28. Director, A.
H. Sager, B.A.'38; editor. James A. Banham,
Norman L. Hansen, B.S.A.'53; Applied Science.
Alex H. Rome, B.A.Sc.'44; Architecture, Clyde
Rowett, B.Arch.'55; Arts, Vivian C. Vicary,
B.A.'33; Commerce, Kenneth F. Weaver,
B.Com.'49; Education, Paul N. Whitley, B.A.
'22; Forestry, Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com.'47,
B.S.F.'48; Home Economics, Anne E. Howorth,
B.H.E.'52; Law, Allan D. McEachern, B.A.'49,
Medicine, R. S. Purkis, M.D.'54;
Margaret I.eighton, B.N.(McGill):
D. B. Franklin, B.S.P.'52; Physical
Mitchell, B.P.E.'49, Ed.'55;
H. Montgomery, B.Sc.'59;
H.  Hollick-Kenyon,  B.A.'Sl,
Science,    Joseph
Social Work,  T.
T. Nemetz, Q.C, B.A/34; Norman Hyland,
B.Com.'34;   Mark   Collins,   B.A.,B.Com.'34.
EX OFFICIO: Branch presidents; A.M.S. president, J. David N. Edgar, 2nd Law; Students'
Council representative; graduating class president, J. David A. McGrath, B.A/60.
Gibson,  B.A/33,   M.Sc,   M.D.,  Ph.D.
Chronicle business and editorial offices:
252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office
Department,   Ottawa.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free
of charge to alumni donating to the annual
giving program and U.B.C. Development Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying
a subscription of $3.00 a year.
who, as Mrs. Theodore
Boggs, was elected by Convocation
to the U.B.C. Senate recently,
writes a letter to a fictitious
friend about the recent
Academic Symposium. She titles it
Dear Maggie:
You'11 be glad to know, Maggie, that U.B.C.
hasn't changed much since you and I were young.
This observation comes after attending the
fifth annual UBC academic symposium at Island Hall
in Parksville on the weekend of February 4.
The students are just as young as we were. The
girls, if anything, are prettier. But maybe that's
the age factor. Though what our dean of women
would have said to slim jims and eye-make-up I
can only too well imagine.
The boys are, if possible, sloppier. Twenty-two
inch bell-bottoms weren't the neatest, but Maggie,
those beards and shaggy sweaters !
The profs are much the same though sometimes
the humor is Mort Sahl and Shelley Berman. What was
it 30 years ago? Noel Coward and Bernard Shaw?
The organized symposium is a far cry from our
old bull sessions in the caf and the library basement. We didn't have the benefit of the professors
and the old grads. Ours was a case of the ignorant
leading the illiterate. The organized symposium is
a considerable improvement.
The theme of this year's was "Private Minds and
Public Education." The topics ranged from Reason
or rote? limitations on the pursuit of knowledge,
conformity and rebellion in the development of
leadership, the next fifty years in engineering,
to that perennial chestnut, should the University
be restricted to the education of the intellectually
As was to be expected, no one agreed on anything. What a refreshing change from PTA and Board
of Trade meetings for those old grads among us.
Perhaps it was our alumni group that got the
most out of it as a result. Those rusty brain cells
that have so long been devoted to what to have for
dinner or whether the office boy should be promoted
to filing clerk, certainly got some fresh material
to work over.
Possibly the academic symposium is the ideal way
to bring students, faculty and alumni together.
Certainly, from the alumni point of view, nothing
is better designed to promote a sympathetic understanding of the University's aims and objectives.
It is at such a gathering an alum realizes that
all the expenditure of public funds is justified,
just because the University exists.
To see these young minds in action, to sense
the desire and the passion to seek the answers, to
explore all the avenues, is to make an alumnus feel
that the future is in good hands and democracy
might yet be made to work.
Yours truly,
Mamie Moloney
U.B.C.'s Faculty of Medicine has now
been in operation for ten years and has
produced seven graduating classes. While
in number the Alumni of this young
faculty are small, they are nevertheless
becoming increasingly active in Alumni
affairs and are determined to maintain a
high interest in this vital sphere of University life.
It has been said that every really great
university invariably has a strong alumni
organization and the appreciation of this
fact has motivated a group of medical
graduates to form a medical division of
the U.B.C. Alumni Association.
In March, 1959, a group of alumni
under the chairmanship of John ("Bud")
Fredrickson, M.D/57, met with John
Haar. acting Alumni director, who outlined the administrative structure of the
University and indicated how the Alumni
Association plays its role within this
framework. He described the activities
and scope of the Association work and
traced the progress of the parallel commerce division. Subsequently, several
sessions were held at which the discussion was centred upon the role which the
medical alumni division should play in
University affairs. In this regard, it was
found that Dean J. F. McCreary of the
Faculty of Medicine was most generous
in helping to formulate and define the
areas in which medical alumni could best
make a contribution.
As a result of these meetings, it was
decided that a number of committees
should be established and should interest
themselves in the  following fields:
1. Postgraduate education—to study
the whole field of postgraduate training
in the area and make recommendations
regarding teaching, research facilities,
2. Student liaison—to be composed of
graduates and undergraduate representatives from each of the four classes to:
(a) counsel undergraduates in post-graduate opportunities; (b) be used as a sounding board for undergraduates' curricular
complaints, and (c) foster, in the minds
of undergraduates, an interest in postgraduate activities.
3. Social committee—to provide leadership in promoting social contacts among
alumni and developing a sense of esprit
de corps.
4. Promotion and directory—to promote, through regular publication of a
newsletter, an interest in the medical
division, and to establish a directory of
the location of medical alumni.
5. Scholarships—to investigate the establishment of fellowships for qualified
U.B.C. Alumni Association's active medical division has been led this past
year by Dr. Bob Purkis, a member of the board of management, who is
shown at left with Dr. John F. McCreary, dean of the medical faculty,
center, and Dr. Wilder Penfield, founder of the Montreal Neurological
Institute, who visited Vancouver to address the annual medical faculty-
banquet which was held during homecoming. They are shown discussing
the model for the proposed University hospital which was on display at the
graduate students entering post graduate
With these basic objectives established,
chairmen were selected for standing committees:
1. Postgraduate education—A. R. M.
(Sandy) Cairns, M.D/56. 2. Student liaison—D. C. Matheson, M.D/57. 3. Social—Harry Zimmerman, M.D/55. 4.
Promotions and directory—Nigel H.
Clark, M.D/54. 5. Scholarships—Peter
Grantham,  M.D/58.
Subsequent monthly meetings of the
medical alumni division advisory council, latterly under the chairmanship of
R. S. Purkis, M.D/54. have seen steady
progress toward achievement of the basic
A newsletter and alumni directory have
been established, a panel discussion between undergraduates and alumni in differing fields of medical practice has been
held and considerable progress has been
made in defining the responsibility of
alumni in the field of post graduate education. Several successful social events
have been held, the most recent of which
was the medical alumni homecoming
banquet at the University Club last November.
This gathering honoured a great Canadian physician, Dr. Wilder Penfield,
founder of the world-renowned Montreal
Neurological Institute.   As guest speaker,
Dr. Penfield recalled his early association, in an advisory capacity, with
U.B.C.'s Faculty of Medicine prior to its
official opening in 1950. He expressed
delight with the great strides made during the brief existence of the Faculty and
stressed the importance of a strong alumni
organization in the continuing development of facilities for teaching purposes.
Dr. Penfield was particularly interested
in the proposed plans for a University
hospital and seemed impressed by Dean
McCreary's outline of the unique way
in which the hospital would serve the
ever-expanding health needs of the people of B.C.
In conclusion, it can be said that although the medical division of the
Alumni is still in its formative stage, its
ranks grow every year. Because of the
smallness of medical classes and the close
association between members over the
four years of instruction, an extremely
close knit unit results. This naturally
carries over into the years following
graduation and supplies one of the most
important ingredients for success in maintaining a strong, cohesive and well informed alumni group. The other ingredients are of course the alumni themselves. However, if experience thus far
in the development of the Medical Division is any indication, they will not be
found wanting.
The first Regional Conference on University Affairs was held in Abbotsford
on Saturday, December 3rd. Three hundred friends and alumni attended the
one-day session and all reports indicated
that this experiment in bringing the University to the community had been successful and worth repeating.
General convenor of the Abbotsford
conference was Cec. Hacker, publisher
of the Abbotsford News and Convocation
member of Senate. Supporting him was
an active co-ordinating committee representative of the major centers in the
valley. It is hoped that out of this initial undertaking will develop a permanent regional branch of the Association.
During a trip through the Okanagan-
mainline area in November, Emerson
Gennis, chairman of the branches and
divisions committee, and the director
sounded out community representatives
about the possibility of a similar conference in the interior. This trip was followed by a meeting in Vernon on January 21st attended by delegates from the
major centers and by Donovan F. Miller,
Alumni president, Emerson Gennis and
the director.
The result of these meetings and a
third one on February 4th was the establishment of a regional co-ordinating committee which will sponsor a Regional
Conference on University Affairs to be
held  in Vernon on  Saturday,  May  6th.
Invitations will be extended to all
members of the public in the area from
Clinton and Revelstoke in the north to
Princeton and Osoyoos in the south.
Speakers and panelists will come from
the university and from other agencies
responsible for post-high school education.
It is hoped that members of the University faculty taking part in the conference will be able to visit the high
schools and speak at public meetings at
some of the centers in the area on the
Thursday and Friday prior to the Saturday conference. Suggested theme of the
conference is "Higher Education—what's
in it for me and my children?" As this
indicates, the conference will have a
down-to-earth approach and attempt to
provide answers to specific questions of
concern to parents and all taxpayers in
the Okanagan-mainline area.
General chairman and conference convenor is Dr. E. "Mack" Stevenson of
Vernon and members of the regional
committee are: Kamloops—Roland G.
Aubrey; Revelstoke—Alwyne D. Brown;
Salmon Arm—C. H. Millar; Vernon—
Mrs. Pauline Legg; Kelowna—R. C. Wan-
nop; Summerland—Mrs. N. O. Solly;
Penticton—Mrs. Odetta Mathias.
Helen Hill
Jennifer  Carrick
Two girls from the United States attending U.B.C. have been awarded
scholarships by the Seattle branch of
the U.B.C. Alumni Association.
The students are Jennifer Carrick of
Spokane, (a daughter of R. Bruce Carrick, BA'29), and Helen Hill of Seattle,
both of whom received $100 awards.
Miss Carrick, a student of languages,
hopes to enter the foreign service after
graduation while Miss Hill, a fourth year
honours zoology student specializing in
marine biology, plans to teach or work
in a government research station.
The committee which recommended
these winners was William Rosene, Fred
Brewis, Robert Boroughs and Stanley
Arkley, all of Seattle.
Alumni in the United States gave
$4,000 to the University in 1960 through
the "Friends of U.B.C. Incorporated,"
the society founded by Seattle alumni to
support U.B.C.
Last year the trustees of this society,
in consultation with the Seattle branch
executive, decided to establish an American Alumni Scholarship Fund which
would replace the former Seattle scholarship. This decision was confirmed at
the annual meeting of the "Friends" on
January 26,  1961.
The purpose of the American scholarship is to encourage graduates from high
schools in the United States to spend at
least one year at the University of British Columbia. Candidates must have a
good academic record, and preference
will be given to the sons and daughters
of U.B.C. alumni.
Trustees of the society are Stanley T.
Arkley, president, Robert J. Boroughs,
vice-president, A. H. Sager, William A.
Rosene, Cliffe S. Mathers. Richard A.
Montgomery and Dr. Frederick W.
Laird. Contributions should be made
out to "The Friends of the University
of B.C. Incorporated" and sent to 3649
Mossgiel Road, Bellevue, Washington,
The first graduates of Victoria College
will receive their degrees at a special
congregation in May. This occasion,
which marks the development of the
College to full university program status,
will see the establishment of a new alumni organization on the Island.
The decision to form the Alumni Association of the University of British
Columbia (Victoria College) was made
after a series of meetings between officers of the Alumni Association, executive members of the Victoria branch, and
representatives of the College.
The new Association will be autonomous though affiliated with the Alumni
Association at U.B.C. through representation on the Alumni board of management. The two organizations will cooperate provincially on all matters relating to public and community relations
in order to advance the cause of higher
education in B.C.
Membership in the Victoria Alumni
Association will be open to graduates
and alumni of Victoria College, to U.B.C.
alumni and friends who qualify for membership under the present constitution.
A committee has been formed in Victoria to bring the society into being. It
comprises: Hugh Farquhar, Reg Roy,
Floyd Fairclough, Miss Connie Holmes
and David M. Feme (chairman). This
committee has drafted the first part of
a constitution which has been approved
by the Victoria College Council.
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    6 The Council has also made a grant to
the committee and established an office
on the campus. The committee has purchased addressograph equipment and employs a records clerk.
The present plan is to call a general
meeting in the latter part of March and
to hold the first annual meeting during
the week of Congregation in May. Members of the Victoria committee and officers of the Alumni Board are meeting
as the Chronicle goes to press to work
out the final terms of affiliation between
the two Associations.
More than $280,000 was given by
4,767 alumni to the University in 1960,
according to the Hon. James Sinclair,
chairman of the Alumni Fund committee. Most of this money—over $200,000
—came in payments on pledges to the
U.B.C. Development Fund.
However, 1,715 alumni contributed
$23,187.98 to the Alumni Fund—the annual giving program which was resumed
in 1959—and over 200 alumni gave approximately $40,000 through other channels.
"This is a good record of alumni support," Mr. Sinclair said. "My committee
is convinced that many more alumni will
give annually when they realize the need
to help deserving students and to support worthwhile undertakings not covered
by government grants."
In its report to the President, Mr. Sinclair's committee recommended that
$6,600 be set aside for alumni regional
scholarships, thus increasing the number
of these awards from sixteen to twenty-
two. The sum of $1542.50 was transferred in September for the current
scholarship fund.
A total of $3,696.31 was earmarked
by donors for Library books, $7,243.67
went to the President's Fund for a
variety of special needs, and the remainder—$4,105.50—was assigned to
several special objectives (including the
American Alumni Scholarships) named
by alumni donors.
Officers of the Association are presently meeting with the U.B.C. Development
Council, which co-ordinates all University
fundraising, for the purpose of planning
the future of the Alumni Fund and deciding upon its relationship with the Development Fund.
Open House, a joint faculty and student undertaking which takes place only
once in three years, was this year officially opened on the evening of Friday,
March 3 by His Honour Lieutenant
Governor George R. Pearkes at a ceremony which took place on the steps of
the University library. The following
day prominent citizens and members of
the legislative assembly attended the Open
House luncheon which was held in the
main lounge of Brock Hall. Tours, displays and demonstrations were open to
visitors in the afternoon and evening of
Friday and all day Saturday, and there
were 900 willing student guides to show
them around.
The centerpiece of the event was the
new mural on the courtyard wall of
Brock Hall extension, the gift of the
1958 graduating class executed by Lionel
and Patricia Thomas. The symbols in
the mural for the various disciplines
taught at the University were used as
signs to guide visitors to the buildings.
(See pp.22-23 of our Winter 1960 edition
for a photograph of the mural and short
descriptions of each of the panels.)
The famous Magdeburg experiment to
illustrate atmospheric pressure was demonstrated in the stadium on Saturday
afternoon—for the first time on this
continent— complete with 16th century
costumes. The Fraser River model was
open to visitors on Saturday. There was
a chance to see several of the research
stations on the campus, and nearly every
faculty, school and department of the
University put on a display, besides
some thirty of the 177 student clubs.
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration had on show an
I.B.M.1620 Computer, the most recent
development in "electronic brains." The
department of classics exhibited ancient
pottery and coins, and the mechanical
engineers had a "ground effects vehicle"
that flys on a cushion of air. The chemistry department added a lecture to their
show, "Chemical sense and nonsense."
The   pathology   department   showed   the
relationship between smoking, cancer of
the lung and coronary heart disease, and
the electrical engineering students set up
a "Try your strength" machine.
For the Alumni Association a committee under Alec Rome, BASc'44, arranged
a series of lectures, a picture history of
U.B.C, and a picture quiz.
The "capsule" lectures, by well-known
members of the faculty, were given on
Friday night and on Saturday afternoon
and evening in the Buchanan building.
They were half-hour talks on subjects
chosen by the lecturer. For the picture
history of U.B.C, Mr. Rome appealed
to graduates who have old photographs
of U.B.C. buildings to lend them for
the occasion. The interesting collection
was hung in the art gallery linking Brock
Hall with the extension. The originals, or
copies, correctly identified, will be placed
in the University archives.
The picture quiz of prominent graduates of the University, people who have
distinguished themselves in public life, in
the arts, or through community service,
was a popular diversion. Visitors were
handed information sheets giving details
of the individual's career. They were
asked to identify the graduate by name,
and prizes were awarded for the most
correct answers.
The joint committee that planned this
year's Open House was headed by Peter
Meekison, a former president of the
Alma Mater Society. The event, the fifth
in the series, was the usual resounding
success with the thousands who attended.
are cordially invited to attend
The Annual Dinner Meeting
The Hotel Georgia Ballroom
Thursday, May 25th, 1961
RECEPTION: 6:30 P.M. DINNER: 7:30 P.M.
Speaker: Dean S. N. F. Chant, Faculty of Arts and Science, U.B.C.
Accommodation will be limited and you are urged to apply
now, in writing, to the Alumni Office for ticket reservations.
(Items of Alumni news are invited in
the form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor.
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue not later
than May   1,  1961.)
Charles R. Widman, BA, has been
elected second vice-president of the Western Lumber Marketing Association, the
members of which are wholesalers and
sawmills in the Pacific northwest area.
Edward W. Burridge, BA, has been
appointed chief of the fish culture branch
of the department of fisheries in Ottawa,
succeeding W. R. Hourston, BA'47, MA
'49. The fish culture branch is part of
the department's conservation and development service.
Robert L. Davison, BA, is superintendent of the Public Library Commission in
Victoria which has 47 public library associations under its wing besides extending public library and school library
services throughout the province, and
even to the sea-going tug Sudbury II.
Mr. Davison was appointed in  1956.
James R. Edgett, BCom, labour consultant, has been appointed a member
of the Labour Relations Board and the
Board of Industrial Relations.
J. Douglas Fraser, BCom, BA'49, has
been appointed an account executive in
the firm of Durham & Bates Agencies
Richard S. M. Hanneson, LLB, was
elected reeve of North Vancouver district in December. He was municipal
solicitor for the district from 1955 to
1958 and was a member of the district
municipal council last year.
Patrick L. McGeer, BA(Hons.), PhD
(Princeton), MD'58, has been awarded
a $22,500 grant from the Canadian
Mental Health Association to do research
chemistry on the brain. He and four
other U.B.C. scientists will attempt to
discover if there is connection between
chemicals in the brain and mental illness.
David Wilson Hibbert Tupper, LLB,
great grandson of Sir Charles Tupper,
one of the Fathers of Confederation, was
elected for the first time to the Vancouver school board in December.
Sylvia Bristoll, BA, is now a sublieutenant in the Wrens, serving aboard
H.M.C.S. York, Toronto's naval reserve
division. She is a secretary in civilian
The Rev. Calvin H. Chambers, BA.
BD(Knox Coll.), formerly minister of
Thornhill Presbyterian church in Ontario, in November was inducted as minister of First Presbyterian church. New
Barrie Ford, BSF, MF(Oregon State),
has been appointed by the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers' Association to re-open their Australian office
for the first time since before World
War II.   Mr. Ford brings extensive ex
perience in lumber sales, production and
management to his work.
William R. Hickman, BSA, has been
appointed to the agriculture and fisheries
branch of the department of trade and
commerce. He served in Switzerland,
Greece and the Netherlands prior to this
A. David Levy, BA, has been appointed
copy chief in the Vancouver office of
McKim Advertising Ltd.
Walter R. Luyendyk, BA, MA'52, has
been appointed chief of personnel in the
department of northern affairs in Ottawa.
He was formerly with the personnel department of the city of Vancouver.
John MacKay, BCom, with a diploma
in hospital administration from the University of Toronto, is administrator of the
Peterboro civic hospital in Ontario. The
hospital is preparing to start upon a
modified form of progressive patient
Richard D. Murray, LLB, has been
named president of division five of the
Vancouver  Burrard  Liberal Association.
Ross C. Rathie, BPE, MSc(Syracuse).
is recreation supervisor for the city of
Hubert Sampson, BA, MA'51, PhD
(McGill), has been appointed to the new
chair of psychology at Auckland University. He has been senior lecturer in
psychology at Canterbury University,
New Zealand, since 1956.
Robert B. Selkirk, BA, LLB'52, has
been appointed city prosecutor for New
Edward A. Speers, BASc, MASc'58.
has been appointed general manager of
Nuclear Enterprises Limited, of Winnipeg. He has represented the firm in
Europe, United States and Mexico.
F. H. (Tim) Tyler, BCom(Alta.), BSW,
went on to graduate study at Toronto
and Columbia, and is now executive director of the Council of Community
Services in Calgary. His wife is the
former Lillian Rebecca Gehrke, BSW'49.
Edwin F. Watson, BSW, MSW'55, has
joined the Canadian Welfare Council in
Ottawa as secretary of special projects.
For the last four years Mr. Watson has
been secretary of the Family and Child
Welfare Division, Community Chest and
Council of Greater Vancouver. As his
first assignment he will be undertaking
the duties of secretary of the Commission on Education and Personnel for the
Social Services. Mrs. Watson (Nettie I.
Proven, BA'43, BSW'47, MSW'54), was
an off-campus member of the school of
social work staff before leaving for Ottawa.
Gordon R. Webster, BSA. MSA'51.
PhD(Ore.State Coll.), soil specialist at
the Saanichton experimental farm, joined
the department of soil science at the
University of Alberta last fall. His main
field is soil fertility and soil chemistry
problems associated with the production
of forage  crops.
Richard    H.   Bazett,    BSA.   formerly
settlement officer and assistant ragional
supervisor with VLA, has been put in
charge of the new office in Kelowna of
the B.C. branch of the federal Farm
Credit Corporation. The more central
location of the branch office, formerly
in New Westminster, will save time and
travel for the officials of the 14 field
Percy T. Eastham, BA, LLB'51, assistant commercial secretary in the Canadian embassy in Brussels, is the author
of an article "Euratom pushes research
program," in Foreign Trade, Sept. 10,
1960 issue.
W. Herbert Gilbert, BA, had a one-
man show of 22 objective and non-
objective oils in the fine arts gallery,
U.B.C. library, in January. He is a
teacher at the Vancouver Art School.
One of his paintings, entitled "A recollection of perfume," has been acquired
for Brock Hall by the University's purchase committee.
W. Lewis Hatton, BASc, MASc'51,
head of the communications systems
section of the communications laboratory
of the Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment in Ottawa, served
with the R.C.A.F. during the last war.
From 1941 to 1945 he was attached to
the R.A.F. as radar officer in England
and the Middle East. After leaving
U.B.C. Mr. Hatton joined DRTE in Ottawa where he carried out research on
low-frequency atmospheric noise and
modulation methods. From 1953 to 1955
he lectured in the Royal Military College of Science, in Shrivenham, England,
then rejoined DRTE.
L. W. W. (Bill) Lehrle, BSF, has been
promoted from forester-in-charge, management, Nelson, to assistant district
forester, Prince Rupert, in the B.C. Forest Service.
Lloyd D. Robertson, BASc in agricultural engineering, has been appointed
field operations manager, Ford Tractor
and Equipment Sales Co. of Canada Ltd.
He joined Ford of Canada after graduating, and has been located in Vancouver and Winnipeg in charge of tractor
sales in B.C. and Manitoba respectively,
and for the past three years as tractor
sales manager of Ford of Canada's overseas division.
S/L Kenneth F. Smith, BA, currently
with Air Transport Command headquarters, Trenton, Ontario, first joined the
R.C.A.F. in 1943 and served overseas
from 1944 to 1946. After graduating he
rejoined the air force in  1951.
D. G. Treilhard, BASc, is in Uganda
as smelter superintendent for Kilembe
Mines Ltd.. Jinja. Mrs. Treilhard is the
former Agnes Brownlee (Lee) Brown,
BA'48. They moved to Jinja, Uganda,
from Broken  Hill, Northern Rhodesia.
Ian J. Vogwill,  BASc, is in Bombay,
India,   as   Boeing   representative   to   Air
India until January  1962.
Audrey Clements, BA(Sask.). BSW, has
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    8 been appointed assistant regional administrator for the Regina region in the
department of social welfare and rehabilitation of Saskatchewan. Her particular
area of responsibility will be child welfare. She came to this post from York-
ton, where she was regional administrator, and has worked in Melville, North
Battleford and Moose Jaw for the department.
Gordon H. Dowding, LLB. of the
C.C.F.. who was first elected member
for Burnaby to the provincial legislature
in 1956, was re-elected in the last election.
H. Noel Halton, BASc, MSc(Birming-
ham) has been transferred to Aluminum
Laboratories at Arvida from Shawinigan
Falls, P.Q., where he was supervisor of
the conductor accessories department of
the Alcan fabrication plant. Mr. Halton
joined Alcan as a mechanical engineer
in 1952. Three years later he won an
Athlone fellowship and studied in England where he obtained a master of
science degree in engineering production
at Birmingham University.
Barton K. Johnston, BASc, has formed
a new company, Micon Products Ltd..
on Granville Island, following purchase
of drill-steel shop equipment from G. J.
Hamilton Ltd. Mr. Johnston, who is
president of the new company, was formerly in charge of drill-steel development,
production and service for G. J. Hamilton Ltd. from 1951 to 1960. Micon
Products Ltd. will continue production
of "Hamloy" rock drill rods, aluminum
scaling bars, paving breakers and chipper
steels. The plant is completely equipped
for forging, machining and heat treating
standard carbon and alloy-steel rock-
drill rods.
Roy J. Karjala, BA, MD'56 is with
the Veterans' Administration Hospital,
Houston, Texas, studying for his certification in  internal medicine.
Mrs. Just Letellier de St. Just (M.
Diana Arnison, BA), who went east after
graduating, received the degree of BLS
at McGill in 1954, and worked as a
librarian for three years with the commerce faculty at McGill and the Naval
Research Establishment in Halifax, before her marriage. Mrs. Letellier, whose
husband, a law graduate of Laval, is a
squadron-leader in the air force in the
judge advocate general's branch, is now
living in Ville Lemoyne, near Montreal.
Donald M. Manning, BArch, has won
a national award for house design from
the Canadian Housing Design Council,
and was called to Ottawa for the presentation by the Dominion minister of
public works. The house, located in
Port Coquitlam, is one of nine national
award-winning designs. The distinguished
exterior which impressed both local and
national judges belies the fact that there
is an unfinished area left for expansion
for a growing family. The finished part
of the house is slightly under 1,150
square feet.
James R. Midwinter, BA. who was
posted to Detroit, U.S.A., as assistant
trade commissioner in 1957. is now with
the Canadian high commissioner in New
Delhi.    India,    as    assistant   commercial
secretary.   His wife is the former Sally
Heard,  BCom'53.
Clive Miller, BA, LLB'52, has been
appointed solicitor, law department, B.C.
area, ior Canadian National Railways.
Assistant solicitor here since 1953 when
he joined the C.N.R., he has succeeded
A. R. Williams, transferred to Winnipeg. Mrs. Miller is the former Virginia
Poison, BA'50.
Phillip C. Nicolle, BASc in mining
engineering, has been transferred from
head office in Montreal to Winnipeg,
where he will be responsible for the development of Manitoba. Red Lake and
Kenora area sales for Atlas Copco Canada Ltd. with the title of assistant district manager of the I.akehead branch
of the company.
Sidney C. Ross, BASc in chemical engineering, has been appointed plant superintendent, hydrogen plant. Warfield.
chemicals and fertilizers division of the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company  at Trail,  B.C.
Thomas J. Campbell, LLB, was one of
five challengers of Mayor Tom Alsbury
for the mayor's chair in the Vancouver
elections in December. Very much a
dark horse politically and a late starter
in the campaign he nevertheless came
closest to the victorious Mayor Alsbury
in the final count, trailing him by 19,000
Norman R. W. Dusting, BSF. has been
made manager of B.C. Lumber Manufacturers' Association following the retirement of Len Andrews. Mr. Dusting,
who won the Canadian Institute of
Forestry gold medal in his graduating
year, has been BCLMA secretary since
1954. His wife is the former Helen M.
Lindsay, BA'49. BSW(Tor.).
Thomas Franck, BA, I.LB'53, LLM and
SJD(Harvard), associate professor of international law at New York University,
and one of the few Canadian experts on
Africa, toured the Congo and Nigeria
for the International Commission of
Jurists this winter. The Sun has been
publishing articles by him on the current situation in central Africa.
Ernie E. Olson, BASc, MBA(Calif.),
is a civil engineer in the roads division
of the district of Burnaby.
Norman R. Paterson, MASc. PhD
(Tor.), is chief geophysicist of Hunting
Survey Corporation.
Marshal L. Smith, BPE. has been appointed supervisor of community centres
and playgrounds for Vancouver, succeeding Mrs. Marjorie Milne who has retired. Mr. Smith has been assistant supervisor for the last three years.
C. Patrick S. Taylor, BA, BA(Hons.)
(Oxon.), PhD(Penn.) in biophysics, is in
Cambridge, England, at the department
of theoretical chemistry under Dr. L. E.
Orgel as fellow of the Jane Coffin Child
Memorial Fund for Medical Research,
to study electron spin resonance spectra
of crystalline haemoproteins.
Ronald E. Bedford, BSc(Man.), MA.
PhD'55, who is a physicist in the division of applied physics. National Research Council. Ottawa, is a co-author of
an artide, "Infrared radiation meter," in
the American Society of Agricultural
Engineers' journal Agricultural Engineering.
Thomas S. Campbell, BASc in mining
engineering, has been appointed mines
engineer, Benson Lake property. Vancouver Island, mines division of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company
of Canada Limited.
Angus M. Currie, BCom. CA, formerly with the World Bank, has joined
Lawson Oates' new agency.
John B. (Jock) Ross, BCom. has been
appointed treasurer of Curran Hall, Ltd..
in Toronto. Mr. Ross, who is a graduate of the Harvard school of business,
was executive assistant to Hon. Ralph
Campney, when he was minister of national defence. His wife is the former
Peggy Andreen, MD'58.
David J. Ballantyne, BCom. has been
awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by
the National Research Council to carry
on research at Ontario Agricultural College on factors regulating plant growth.
Dr. Ballantyne changed his field of interest after graduating, and took a master's degree at Washington in horticulture, and his doctorate in horticulture
at the  University of  Maryland.
C. Jane Banfield, BA. LLB, is now in
Ottawa as program officer of the Unesco
John W. B. Day, BASc in engineering
physics, is in the applied propagation
section of the Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment in Ottawa. He has been with DRTE since
graduation, doing research on ultra high
frequency propagation in the troposphere
and the ionosphere.
Leslie R. Galloway, BASc, MASc'55.
who has been with Dupont Ltd. of Kingston, Ont. as a chemical engineer, has
won a $2400 C-I-L fellowship for postgraduate research in chemistry and related fields. It will assist him in working towards a PhD at U.B.C.
D. Gordon Laird, BCom. has been
appointed secretary-treasurer of Thermo-
lite Plastics Ltd.. and a director of the
Arthur James Paul, BASc in forest
engineering, is at the University of Western Ontario, enrolled in the MBA course.
Robert J. Rohloff, BASc. is district
geologist, Saskatchewan district office,
Regina, for Mobiloil. He started with
the company in 1949. He was on the
campus recently to recruit geological
N. H. Anderson, BSA, MS(Ore.State
Coll.), PhD(London), is in Belleville, Ontario, as a research officer in the Entomology Research Institute for Biological
Control, Canada department of agriculture.
FO Sylvia Meadows, BHE. has been
transferred from Air Defence Command
headquarters in St. Hubert. P.Q., to
RCAF station. Rockcliffe, Ont. She is
commissioned in the food services branch
of the air force.
Howard P. Thornton BA, has compiled  a.  study  of  Chilliwack's   future,   a
9    U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE fully-documented survey just released by
the provincial bureau of economics and
statistics. The study says that the Trans-
Canada freeway route could herald a
new era of industrial development for
the district.
Edgar W. Toop, BSA, has been awarded a PhD at Ohio State University, in
Alan C. Veale, BASc, who has been
stationed in Vancouver as regional representative of the NRC division of building research, has left to take postgraduate
studies at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, following which he will join
the division in Ottawa.
Patrick W. G. Brock, BASc, whose
marriage is noted in this issue, has gone
to England from Johannesburg to work
towards a PhD in geology at Leeds University.
Bernard Horth, BA, for the last three
years in the Netherlands as assistant commercial secretary with the Canadian Embassy, toured Canada this winter before
going to his new posting in New Delhi,
Marjorie F. Larson, BA, with the John
Howard Society in Edmonton, Alberta,
took her degree here in criminology and
worked for four years at Oakalla Prison
Farm on the treatment staff in the men's
and the women's jail.
Eugene "Nemo" Rheaume, BSW, has
been appointed by the federal department of northern affairs as superintendent of social welfare for the whole of
the MacKenzie River district, with headquarters in Fort Smith. Mr. Rheaume is
a former resident of Flin Flon, Manitoba.
The Rev. John S. P. Snowden, BA,
BD(Anglican Theol. Coll.) has been installed as the rector of the new parish,
St. Timothy's in Fraserview, Vancouver.
While assistant rector at St. Paul's, Nanaimo, he was manager of the lacrosse
club, secretary of the minor hockey association, chaplain of the AYPA, air
cadets and  the Nanaimo Curling Club.
J. Maldwyn T. Thomas, BCom, is vice-
consul for Canada in Hamburg, Germany.
Stewart B. Alsgard, BA, has joined
the staff of his father's paper, Powell
River News, after a two-year jaunt
around the world, working in one place
only long enough to get to another,
Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East,
Scandinavia, Poland, Russia.
Thomas A. Croil, BASc, MASc'59, is
spending the next two years in England
on an Athlone fellowship for postgraduate studies in chemical engineering.
James A. Draper, BA, who taught high
school after receiving his diploma from
the College of Education, has a research
assistantship to Dr. W. B. Thiede, professor of adult education in the University of Wisconsin extension division,
while working towards an MS degree.
He plans to go on to a PhD. His master's thesis is on adult education and
related educational and social problems
in Tanganyika, Kenya and Uganda, and
he hopes to work in African education.
William   B.   Fromson,   BA,   BEd'60,
formerly director of elementary instruction in West Vancouver, has been appointed district superintendent of schools
for Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and En-
Ernst Kuyt, BA, has resigned his position with the Saskatchewan department
of natural resources and has joined the
staff of the Canadian Wildlife Service.
His headquarters will be in Yellowknife,
N.W.T., and he is engaged in research
into predator-prey relationships between
wolves and barren-ground caribou.
Mrs. Elaine S. McClintock, BSN, is
medical instructor in the nursing school
of Brockville general hospital, Ontario.
Derek L. Mason, BA, is enrolled in the
MBA program at the University of Western Ontario.
Robin P. D. Round, BASc, who has
been with B.C. Hydro since his graduation, has won an Athlone fellowship for
training and study in Britain.
Mary-Elizabeth Todd, BA, MSc'59,
has won an I.O.D.E. War Memorial
scholarship to support her continued
studies at the University of Glasgow towards a doctorate in zoology.
Theodore L. Babie, LLB, BA'59, has
been called to the Alberta bar in Edmonton. He is with the firm of Lym-
burn, Cobbledick and Klingle.
Maxine Brender a Brandis, BA, who
is now living in Burlington, Ontario, with
her three children and her husband Willem, BSA'57, has written an entertaining
and instructive account of their experiences of farming near Terrace for nine
years after emigrating from Holland
following the war. Land for our Sons
(London, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.), has
just been brought out in pocket-book
form, in a Dutch version published by
Prisma-Boeken of Utrecht.
Donna M. Christie, BHE, is dietitian
for the new cafeteria in the science and
engineering building just opened at the
University of Alberta in Calgary.
John H. Duerksen, BASc, whose marriage is noted in this issue, studied nuclear technology at Imperial College in
London on an Athlone fellowship, and is
now working for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. at Chalk River, Ontario.
Ronald L. Faris, BA, is the president
of the newly-formed Vancouver Young
CCF Club. Mr. Faris is a high school
teacher in Vancouver.
Donald F. Gunning, BASc, has been
appointed metallurgical engineer in
Cominco's new iron and steel plant being
built at Kimberley.
Edmund W. Howard, BSF, has joined
the federal forestry department as a research officer stationed in Newfoundland.
Allan D. Laird, BASc in mechanical
engineering, is enrolled in the MBA
course at the University of Western Ontario.
Ian M. Lochhead, BCom, of Victoria,
has won the silver medal awarded by the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of
British Columbia.
William K. McCourt, BCom, MBA
(U. of Maryland  and George Washing
ton), specializing in the field of motivational research, has been appointed research manager and a director of Western Surveys-Research Ltd. in Vancouver.
Montrose S. Sommers, BCom, formerly with the division of marketing in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, U.B.C, is completing work
at the University of Colorado towards
his D.B.A.
Charlotte L. V. Warren, BCom, is doing   postgraduate  work  at  the   Institute
of Education, University of London, and
expects to return to Canada in 1961.
George S. Day, BASc in mechanical
engineering, has won a $500 Minnesota
Mining and Manufacturing fellowship to
begin his studies towards an MBA in the
school of business administration, University of Western Ontario.
A. Rodney Dobell, BA, studying toward his master of arts degree here, has
won a Rotary Foundation fellowship to
study in a university in the West Indies
this coming academic year. Mr. Dobell is
a graduate of Magee high school. He received his BA with honours, and had had
six scholarships. He is now studying on
a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and a university scholarship.
Donald F. Hadwin, BASc in electrical
engineering, after spending a year in
England as a trainee with General Electric Co. of England, is now in Ontario
with Canadian Allis-Chalmers Ltd.
Michael Jackson, BSc, MSc(U of Manchester), PhD, has been named leader of
the product properties group in the research and development division of Columbia Cellulose Co. He joined the company as research chemist.
John C. W. Madden, BA, a U.B.C.
rower who won silver medals at the
British Empire Games in 1958 and the
Pan-American Games in 1959, has been
chosen B.C.'s Rhodes Scholar for 1961.
Now doing graduate studies in nuclear
physics at U.B.C, he plans to work at
Oxford in the field of high energy physics, under the noted British physicist, Dr.
D. H. Wilkinson.
Leonard S. Marchand, BSA, is an eco-
logist at the Kamloops experimental
farm. Mr. Marchand, an Indian himself
from the Vernon reserve, is greatly interested in the integration of his race into
the social and economic life of this province. He spoke to the Oliver Rotary
club recently on the subject.
Stuart M. Piddocke, BA, MA'60, has
won one of the new Commonwealth
scholarships. He will study social anthropology at the London School of Economics.
Eileen M. A. Quance, BA, is in Bogota,
Colombia, where she will work with the
foreign services department of the Canadian Embassy.
Karl E. Ricker, BSc, left in September
for Antarctica, where he will be working
for 14 months in a research program for
the U.S. National Research Foundation
and Stanford University. Mr. Ricker,
who is an experienced mountain climber,
hopes to climb in the Himalayas before
returning home.
BA'51, (nee MARY E. GRANT, BA
'51), a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, December 20, 1960, in Vancouver.
'51, (nee BERNICE LAIRD, BA'51),
a son, November 5, 1960, in Calgary,
CONNAGHAN, BA'59, MA'60, (nee
'57), a son, Michael John, November
21,  1960, in Vancouver.
WORTHY, BCom'50, a daughter, December 10,  1960, in Victoria.
BA'43, PhD(Calif.), a son, Peter
James, December 5, 1960, in Boston,
Massachusetts,  U.S.A.
RICKSON, BA'53, MD'57, a son,
Bruce Gordon, October 6, 1960, in
Chicago,  Illinois,  U.S.A.
UM, BCom'53, a daughter, January
20,   1961,   in  North  Vancouver.
a daughter, Jennifer Anne, September
29,   1960, in Vancouver.
ATEER, BCom'58, a son David Jeffrey, January 20, 1961, in Vancouver.
HARRISON, BHE'48), a son, October
31,  1960, in Burnaby.
(TRISH) ROGERS, BA'48), a son,
Timothy George, January 16, 1961,
in Vancouver.
F. FARRIS, B.A/56), a daughter,
Heather Kathleen, November 9, 1960,
in Vancouver.
MR. and MRS. DONALD G. MacKINNON, BSF'56, a son, Douglas Allen,
December 28, 1960, in Fort William,
MR. and MRS. DOUGLAS T. MacMILLAN, BCom'55, (nee AUDREY E.
BUTLER, BCom'54), a son, Bruce
Malcolm, December 2, 1960, in Vancouver.
MR. and MRS. K. W. MAHON, BCom
'58, a daughter, November 6, 1960, in
MR. and MRS A. IAN MAIR, BCom'54,
'55), a son, Kenneth John, December
3, 1960, in London, Ontario.
BASc'50, (nee MARY E. LETT, BA
'52), a son, Ralph Edison, in Montreal, P.Q.
CROKER, BA'55), a son, Richard
Harold, September 23, 1960, in New
SHIELDS, BCom'57, a son, John
Henry, January 19, 1961, in Vancouver.
(nee NAN M. LAWRENCE, BA'55).
a daughter Kathryn Irene Mary (Kim),
September 4, 1960, in London, England.
a daughter, Patricia Louise, September
23, 1960, in Avon Park, Florida. U.S.A.
ALEVRAS-MICHAS. Peter Alevras to
Virginia Nichola Michas, BA'49, in
ASHBAUGH-KEUHL. John Leslie Ash-
baugh to Beverley Joan Keuhl, BEd'60.
in Vancouver.
BAKER-SIDENIUS. James Donald Baker to Sherry Jean Sidenius, BHE'60,
in Vancouver.
BLAKE-GRAY. Stanley Keith Blake to
Pamela Adelaide Gray, BA'55. in
BOOTH-POIRIER. Murray Alexander
Booth, BASc'60, to Pamela Grace
Poirier,  in Vancouver.
BOURNE-RAMER. Robert Keith Turner Bourne, BA'55, MA(Wisc), to
Kathleen Ramer, in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Bowsher to Deborah Ann Wilkins, BEd
'59, in London, England.
BROCK-GARTRELL. Patrick Willett
Grote Brock, BASc'56. to Beverley
May Gartrell, BA'55. in Johannesburg,
Orange  Free  State,   South  Africa.
Burnham to Valerie Diane Hopper,
BSc'59,  in North Vancouver.
CLARK-YATES. David Douglas Clark
to Hilary Ethel Yates, BHE'52, in
COOK-McKILLOP. John Etherington
Cook to Eileen McKillop, BA'49, in
St. Sylvetre, P.Q.
Harvie Creighton, BA'54, LLB'55, to
Joan Bruce Ritchie. BA'50, in Vancouver.
Creighton, BSP'57, to Sylvia Yvonne
King, in Quamichan, Vancouver Island.
DAWSON-DIROM. Antony Wentworth
Dawson to Glenys Margaret Dirom,
BHE'60, in Vancouver.
Duerksen, BASc'58. to Astri Roald-
seth, in London. England.
Flather, BA'53, MD'59, to Avril
Marguerite  Laurie,   in  Vancouver.
FORD-McELWAIN. Richard Reeves
Ford, BSA'54, to Ann Marie McEl-
wain. in Vancouver.
Forster, BA'57, to Lois Margaret
Kathleen Lochhead, in Calgary, Alberta.
GRONLUND-ELLIS. Albert Gronlund
to Audrey Florence Ellis, BSc'59. in
HALL-SWINGLER. John Franklin Hall
to Sydney Carol Swingler, BHE'59, in
HAWITT-KELLY. Terrence Fournier
Hawitt to Anne Maureen Kelly. BA'
'60, in Calgary, Alberta.
HIGGINS-LARSEN. Brendan Patrick
Higgins to Lauree-June Larsen, BSN
'55, in Vancouver.
'59, to Donna Mary Mcllwaine, in
Hochstrasser. PhD, to Ann Carol
Ostby, BA'60. in West Vancouver.
Hunnings, BCom'58, to Marilyn J. E.
Bassett, BA'57, in Victoria.
IRELAND-ANGEL. Lionel Charles
Hetherington Ireland. BA'57. to Sharon
Angel, in Vancouver.
JOHNS-YOUNG. Henry Douglas Johns.
BA'57, to Verna Mae Young. BA'60,
in Vancouver.
KARME-DILL. Alan Brian Karme, BA
'55. MD'59, to Valerie Elizabeth Dill.
BA'60, in Vancouver.
KELLY-RUSSELL. Hollis Lionel Kelly,
BSA'59, to Eleanor Margaret Russell.
BA'59, in Vancouver.
KEMBEL-EMSLEY. John Maxwell Kem-
bel, BSP'58, to Marilyn Doris Emsley,
BSP'58, in Vancouver.
KUYT-KULYK. Ernst (Ernie) Kuyt,
BA'57, to Elsie Kulyk in Hudson Bay,
LAVALLEE-WUERCH. Bernard Charles
Lavallee, BCom'58, LLB'59, to Connie
Raye Wuerch, in Vancouver.
LEE-FUNG. Allan Joel Lee. BCom'59,
to Lena Fung, in Vancouver.
Pearson Lightbody, BA'56, LLB'59, to
Cynthia Marietta Anderson, BHE'60,
in Kelowna.
McAlpine, BA'50, to Sarah Procter.
BA'60, in Vancouver.
McDONALD-DAVIES. Archie Norman
McDonald, BA'59, to Marilyn Theresa
Davies, in Vancouver.
MacLaren, BCom'55. to Valerie Florence Trueman.  in Hampstead.  P.Q.
McLEAN-ARCHIBALD. John Allen McLean, BASc'59. to Margaret Patricia
(Peggy) Archibald, in London. England.
MONK-MAIER. Robin Arthur Monk to
Anneliese Maier, BHE'59, in Vancouver.
Harp Montgomery. BA'56. LLB'59,
to Julia Phyllis Meilicke. BA'57, in
London, England.
MUIR-BACKUS. James Douglas Muir,
BCom'58, to Jean Wilma Backus, in
Murdoch to Muriel Elizabeth Martin.
BA'46, BSW'47, in Vancouver.
NESDAI.E-MATSON. George Martin
Nesdale to Lorraine Anita Kathleen
Matson,   BHE'58.   in   Vancouver.
NORWICH-BROCK. Joseph James Norwich, BA'59, to Kathleen Margaret
Brock,   in   North  Vancouver.
Ostensoe, BA'56, to Sheila Dianne
Farrington, in Vancouver.
PEARL-KIZELL. Gerald Joshua Pearl,
BS(McGill), MD'60, to Gita Kizell,
in Ottawa, Ontario.
PEDERSEN-ABEL. Roy Arctander Pe-
dersen, BEd'59. to Marian Anita Abel,
in Vancouver.
ard Ian Penner, BA(Honr..)'57, to
Rosemary Bradford, in Elland, Yorkshire, England.
PHELPS-MacDOUGALL, Ralph Howard Phelps, BSA'59, to Margot Lael
MacDougall, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  British  West Indies.
PURCHAS-SMITH. Lome David Pur-
chas, BASc'59, to Joan Leone Smith,
in Burnaby.
RAE-TURTON. James Douglas Rae,
BCom'57, to Judith Ann Turton, in
REID-KRANTZ. Edgar Cameron Reid,
BSA'31, MSA'40, to Wendela Quirina
Krantz, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
ROSS - DARBY. Alexander Cameron
(Sandy) Ross, BA'57, to Elizabeth
Catherine Darby, in Cowden, Kent,
Alexander Russell to Patricia Anne
Blankenbach, BA'56, BSW(Tor.), in
RYE-KOHLER, Robin Tilley Brooke
Rye, BA'53, MSc'56, PhD(London), to
Carmen Mary Kohler, in Vancouver.
SHERREN-HAMILTON. William Dudley Leonard Sherren to Irene Janet
Hamilton, BHE'56, in Toronto, Ontario.
SO-CHAPMAN. Yan Pan So, MD'58, to
Jean Patricia Chapman, in Vancouver.
Bruce Sommer, BEd'60, to Patricia
Robin Owen-Jones, BEd'60, in Vancouver.
SONES-SMART. William Austin Parley
Sones, BSA'51, to Christine Mary
Smart,  BA'59,  in Vancouver.
Stothard, BA'59, to Bonnie Laureen
Grace  Hargreaves,  in  Vancouver.
Taylor to Margaret Alice Webster,
BA'55, in Burnaby.
Thompson to Marilyn Bride Smith, BA
'59, in Vancouver.
WELCH-WILLINS. John Stephen Welch,
LLB'60, to Rosemary Mary Joan Wil-
lins, BA'53, in Vancouver.
Woodcock, BASc'51, to Anne Mary
Boak, BA'58, in North Vancouver.
WYPER - HOHERTZ. Glenn Allan
Wyper, BA'57, to Phyllis Arlene
Hohertz, in Pasadena, California,
The Right Hon. Clarence Decatur
Howe, P.C, LL.D., D. Eng., D.Sc, died
on December 31, 1960, in Montreal. He
was 74.
Born   in   Waltham,   Massachusetts,   a
descendant of the Hon. Joseph Howe of
Nova Scotia, he came to Canada first in
1908 to teach at Dalhousie University, a
year after graduating as a civil engineer
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After a highly successful career
as an engineer with his own firm, he
entered politics in 1935. His subsequent
career as a cabinet minister with various portfolios during 22 years and his
notable role in the country's war production are well-known. In 1950 he was
given an honorary degree by this University in recognition of his great services.
William Albert Dawe, BA, a veteran
of the two World Wars and one of
ihe Canadians taken hostage by German
prisoners of war at a prison camp in
Alberta >'n the Second World War, died
in February. 1961. at Gibson's Landing.
Since retiring from business in 1956 he
had been living at Gibson's and Wilson's
Creek.  He was 69.
Born in Newfoundland, he came to
Vancouver as a child. He enrolled at
McGill University College, but interrupted his studies in 1915 to join the
47th Battalion. He served in France,
was wounded twice and was awarded the
Military Medal and the Military Cross.
He was discharged as a captain in 1918
and returned to U.B.C. to complete his
Mr. Dawe specialized in marine engineering and established the Georgia
Engineering Co. which he sold when he
He enlisted in the Second World War
and served as a captain with the 29th
Company of the Veterans' Guard of
Canada at Seebe prisoner-of-war camp
in Alberta. During an outbreak at the
camp, he was held hostage for more
than 24 hours. Later, he testified at the
trial in Lethbridge of three of the ringleaders. In the latter part of the war
he served in Rotterdam and Dusseldorf
with the Canadian civil affairs staff of
the  Allied  Military  Government.
He leaves two sons and a daughter.
Frederick Choate Stewart, BASc, died
in North Vancouver, January 18, 1961.
He was born in Mission in 1898.
He won a Military Medal in the First
World War and returned to the University to complete his degree. After working with the city of Vancouver for three
years, he joined the Greater Vancouver
Water Board. He was resident engineer
during the construction of the original
Seymour Dam, did design work on the
Cleveland Dam, and was in charge of
construction of the water pressure tunnel under the First Narrows. He was also
a consultant to the city of Victoria and
several B.C. municipalities on water
Mr.   Stewart  is  survived  by  his  wife
and  three sisters and a brother.
Lucy Ingram Morgan, BA, MA(CaliL),
PhD(Calif.), economist and supervisor
of the economics department, Bank of
Nova Scotia, died at her home in Toronto
on December 6, 1960, at the age of 58.
She was the wife of Lome T. Morgan,
BA'24, MA'25, PhD(Calif.), professor
of economics at the University of Toronto.
Lucy Morgan was the first woman ever
to hold the title of supervisor in the bank
where she served for  18 years.
Born in North Dakota, she came to
Canada in 1906, and had her schooling
in Lethbridge, Alberta, before coming
to U.B.C. She was a teaching fellow at
the University of California from 1924
to 1930, then took further courses in
Toronto and did some writing on developments of the Canadian economy before
joining the Bank of Nova Scotia's economics department in 1942. She was appointed manager of the economics department in 1955 and made supervisor in
1957. She had been editor of the bank's
monthly  review  since   1955.
In 1956 she was assigned the writing
of a report on the steel industry's economic and physical condition for the
Royal Commission on Canada's Economic
Prospects. This past August, she wrote
a pamphlet on Canadian agriculture in
relation to the world economic situation
for the Canadian Institute for International Affairs.
Besides her husband. Dr. Morgan
leaves a brother, Dr. Sydney B. Ingram,
BA'25, director of education for the
Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray
Hill, New Jersey.
Oliver Lilburn Lacey, BA, PhD(Cor-
nell), died of suffocation in a fire in his
home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in February, 1961. He was 44.
He was head of the department of
psychology at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Lacey had published a book on
statistics and nearly completed a second.
He was on the Alabama state research
council and connected with U.S. space
travel research.
While attending Magee and U.B.C. he
was a leading junior tennis player. He
won the general proficiency award on
graduating from U.B.C. and later studied
on scholarships and grants at Cornell
University, North Carolina University,
and became head of his department at
the University of Alabama in  1947.
Dr. Lacey leaves his wife, who escaped unhurt from the fire, and his
parents, Mr. Oliver Lacey, BA'36, retired principal of Maple Grove school,
and Mrs. Lacey. of Vancouver. His sister is the wife of C C. Strachan, BSA'31,
PhD(Mass. State Coll.). of Summerland
Research Station.
George McAllister Dibblee, BA,
drowned in Tofino Inlet on the west
coast of Vancouver Island on a hunting
trip in November, 1960. He was 32. He
was crossing the inlet with two other biologists when their car-top boat swamped.
Dibblee was caught by the wind and current and swept farther out into the inlet.
His two companions were able to reach
Mr. Dibblee was assistant curator at
the Vancouver Public Aquarium and
recently completed a study of the steel-
head run in the Coquihalla River near
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... In my opinion alumni and Alumni Associations are important in the following way:
Firstly, they are selected groups from the community who attended the university as students and
who should return afterwards to serve the community. We hope they return with the idea of service
as their paramount and dominant idea, because university people are privileged people and have a responsibility to serve as leaders in their respective
professions and communities.
Secondly, they are important because alumni have
been students and they have an appreciation of
faculty, courses and services rendered to them by
the university. Their views about the general effect of
research and scholarship and allocation of facilities
to students are very important to the university administration. It is practically impossible to involve
all graduates of an institution in continuing their
interest in thai institution. This means that those
who become active alumni in relation to the university, and express the opinions of alumni, never
provide a complete representation of alumni views.
Frequently, those with a special interest may attempt
to emphasize their interests and point of view. If
this tendency is not counter-balanced by others they
may have an influence on the administration and
teaching staff that is not justified.
Alumni are also of great value and importance in
fund raising. As privileged individuals who have
attended university, they should appreciate the university and its purposes, and make contributions that
will make their experience possible for a larger number of people of the type and ability for higher education. Alumni can also help more in financial affairs by the influence they have on others in the communities in which they live. They can bring the
needs of the university to the public generally and
to legislative bodies in particular, and in this way
bring more financial assistance to the university.
Lastly, alumni have a very important role in
providing advice to the administration, to staff and
to students, not only with respect to finance, but also
to policy and programs. I personally welcome them
and feel the academic staff welcomes them as well.—
President N. A. M. MacKenzie speaking at the
opening session.
By D. F. Miller
U.B.C. Alumni
. . . Speaking ... as president of our
Association at U.B.C. may I say that our
alumni horizon is expanding and is becoming clearer. We have for years maintained
the traditional horizons of money raising,
athletic support, reunion and homecoming.
However, this has not been good enough.
These horizons, while necessary, were not
broad enough, and they were too local in
character. Consequently, during the past
few years U.B.C. Alumni horizons have
been expanding. We have broadened our
interests and activities and in so doing have
appealed to, and attracted, alumni who are
willing to work provided they have a sense
of accomplishment at the conclusion of
their efforts . . .
Let me now become a "typical" alumnus.
Let me trace for you my exposure to, and
progress through, the Alumni Association.
During the first phase of my progress the
Alumni Association has only a very narrow
horizon. In my final years at university I
am active in student affairs, take a considerable interest in the university and its
facilities, but primarily my horizon is my
degree and graduation day. The Alumni
Association has an office on the campus
and are apparently interested to a degree in
the students, but there is very little, if any,
contact between the budding alumnus and
the Alumni Association.
During my first few years off campus I
am mainly concerned with establishing myself in a job and in maintaining contact with
my campus associates who are now in their
chosen professions or business. My horizon
consists of fitting into the community life,
both business and social. I receive letters,
literature and magazines from the Alumni
Association, primarily asking me for money,
suggesting a class reunion, inviting me to
homecoming—not to mention the fact that
the football team or basketball team deserves
my support . . .
After a number of years, during which
I have become established in my profession
or business, I enter the second phase. My
interest in the community and university is
revived. I may have been asked to represent
my firm in community efforts and I am
anxious to participate in community and
businesss activities. This participation provides me with a certain amount of status and
prestige, and as long as there is an opportunity to work with the Alumni Association
I take a renewed interest in the Association,
and particularly in the university. My interest, however, is very closely linked with
my own personal ideas, and/or is closely
related to my professional or business interests.
But interest in education at this time is
revived in two directions.   Firstly, I am in-
terested in further education for myself and,
to a degree, I am concerned about education
for my family in the future. At this point
alumni horizons must be of such a nature
that they can successfully compete with the
many organizations, both business and social, that are available to me—organizations
in the community that have well-defined programs and provide status for those belonging . . .
As time progresses I enter the third
phase; I become a leader in the community whether it be a large city or a small
municipality ... I take a hand in education,
in the administering of social agencies in
the community, in the development of
sound thinking, and in the development of
good government. My own horizons have
been broadened and I am capable of tackling extensive studies and participating in a
long-range alumni program. Will the Alumni
Association make use of my energy and
And so there are at least three opportunities for the Alumni Association to use
my interest and capabilities:
1. As the newly graduated alumnus with
near horizons, whose main interest is in
establishing myself in the community.
2. As   the   up-and-coming   business   or
professional  man  with  wider interests and
a desire to do my share in the community.
3. As the established business or professional man with stature in the community
—an individual with wide interests who
sees not only the near and intermediate horizons, but is constantly looking at and analyzing the distant horizon.
Has the Alumni Association a program
—a horizon—that is broad enough to attract
and hold me during the above three phases
of my personal progress through life?
They tell me that the present alumni
horizon established here at U.B.C. is a
broad, comprehensive one, that should interest alumni at any stage of progress. The
program is the work of individual alumni
who have become interested in a certain
phase of education or in a particular segment of university activity, and who have
been able to focus the eyes of other alumni
on this portion of the horizon. The program
consists of the traditional activities of an
Alumni Association, coupled with special
studies and projects that have been implemented by interested alumni under the instigation of the board of management and
its president. I would like to mention quickly some of the committees working on accepted and traditional alumni activities, and
15    U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE also touch on a few of the special studies
that have been undertaken recently—studies
that have provided a real challenge to
alumni. We have within our framework a
group of standing or regular committees
which include the following: the Alumni
annual giving committee to raise funds for
the university; the branches and divisions
committee to encourage the formation of
divisions and branches throughout the province; the editorial committee to oversee the
publication of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle;
the finance and office management committee to take charge of financial affairs and
carry out a continuing study of alumni office procedures and classification; the legal
committee to study matters relating to the
constitution and University Act.
In addition, we have a series of special
committees which undertake the following
projects: a committee to promote interest in
the triennial Senate elections; a committee
to determine the adult education requirements throughout the province; a committee to study the women's residence problem
on and off campus; a committee to study,
analyze and explore all facets of higher
education in the province; a committee to
deal with special problems and to provide
continuous liaison between the Association
and the university administration; a committee to assist in the establishing on campus of a university hospital. In addition,
we have committees to oversee the arrangements for homecoming, reunion, community
relations conference (the bringing together
of alumni from branches throughout the
province), the academic seminar (a meeting
between alumni interested in education and
high school and university teachers) . . .
I think you will agree with me that an
Alumni Association with the above program cannot help but strengthen the university it serves, and improve the quality of
education in the province. Horizons such
as the above reflect the enthusiasm of an
alumnus and his concern for, and awareness
of, the many problems facing us today,
particularly in the field of higher education.
I believe the Alumni Association is the one
large influential body that can speak out
for. and on behalf of, higher education. The
objectives for which the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia was
formed were drawn up by alumni with various horizons in mind; some long-sighted,
some near-sighted. But they came up with
a happy combination which should enable
every alumnus to feel that he has accomplished something in the interests of the
university and society . . .
Earlier this fall I had the memorable experience of dining in a group of association directors
with Soviet Russia's minister of education. After
a series of toasts, we were asked to describe to
Mr. Yelyutin the work of our organizations.
When Frank Ashmore of ACPRA (American
College Public Relations Association) and I outlined the activities of our associations and referred to educational fund raising, we implied
that such a thing was probably unknown in his
"On the contrary," he replied. "I, too, am a
fund raiser. I, too, must get the money for our
universities, our professors and our students. I
must get it from the finance minister, and I must
work hard to do it.
"I will share with you my secret," he continued. When I have determined that we need
100 million rubles for a particular project, I ask
for 200 million. The finance minister, of course,
says no, but he does agree to give me 150 million.
He knows that I need only 100 million rubles—
but he has children too."
Later, this remarkable man added: "If I am
asking for something for myself, I do not put out
even one little finger. But if I am asking for our
children, our students, then I extend both of my
So spoke Minister Yelyutin. Can we, in good
conscience, do less?
Assistant to the President
In order to establish the role of alumni and Alumni
Associations, it is well to remember that universities are
ancient bodies and to recall the reason they came into
existence. Eight hundred years ago, groups of students and
masters founded our first university in the form of guilds.
Their sole purpose in doing so was so that "learning should
not die". Are alumni today concerned with this purpose?
These people chose the guild system of organization because of the general framework of the time, but also because they needed protection from the many challenges to
intellectual activity.  Is this our responsibility today?
One hundred and fifty years ago, another group developed a picture of a democracy and, facing the problem
of building that democracy within a free-enterprise system,
they also faced the problem of how can a population be
created which can wisely guard the economic and political
destiny of that new land. The American public school
system was the result of their attempting to solve these
problems. They believed education was necessary for a
successful and surviving democracy. They hoped to put
aside traditional classes so that every man was free to be
equal (if I may paraphrase your Constitution) and everyone had some voice in the development of the country . . .
and they chose as the agency for doing this, the public
school system.
About the beginning of the nineteenth century in the
United States, the middle of the century in Canada, and the
end of the century in Britain, public school systems were
created to make democracy work, because it was believed
democracy was not safe otherwise. Is this your responsibility today? Are you concerned with this basic social
challenge, or can you forget and accept? We are now
facing a great wave of expansion and need more and
larger institutions of higher learning.  Society asks, why are
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE     18 increasing numbers going into education and it feels we
are spending too much in this area. What basis do you
have as Alumni Associations for defending the need for
education? Can you avoid, as university graduates and
leaders of university graduates, a defence of this? Is this
part of your job?
At the end of the first world war another experiment
took place in the world. This experiment was based on
the concept that the individual did not matter, but that the
state mattered tremendously. On this basis, it succeeded
beyond its hopes in building an education system to maintain a state. Does this matter to you? Is it consistent with
your ideals? Do you believe the individual matters? Perhaps you believe education can be justified on the basis of
contribution to the state. Does it make any difference
that you have a point of view on these matters, or does
the university need such thinking? If it is not yours, whose
job is it?
The existence of these systems of thought in competition in the world raises the question, if you really care
about education, what are you doing to make sure the
people who have benefited from this experience are vocal
in society about the role the university can play? Are you
mobilizing the resources of university people to do the
thinking on which your and my democracy can live?
I am not interested personally in the size of your mailing lists, and although fund-raising really helps, you must
do a lot more, as these are only temporary things. We can
not ensure that education will go on unless society believes
it is essential and critical to our survival. These are the
things which need to be reinforced. I would like to use
our commerce division as an example of what can be done,
because it is the group I am most familiar with.  The com
merce division have given effect to the idea that the
Alumni Association can be of assistance to the faculty and
to the University. They are attempting to find out what
the outside world thinks of the school, what employers
think, and whether we are doing the job we think we are.
They have talked to faculty in order to find out what the
school is attempting to do, so that this can be interpreted
to the community. In this connection, it must be remembered that graduates must be in close contact with the
faculty and the university in order to present them correctly to the public, and that if they attempt to interpret it on
the basis of what existed when they were students, they
will not present a correct interpretation. This may seem
feasible only because the commerce division has been dealing with a small faculty, but it is worth doing even if it
does present difficulties. As an Alumni Association, you
must provide the machinery for soliciting graduate opinion
and the unofficial means of getting these opinions back to
the university. I believe graduates are concerned. Are you,
as Alumni Associations, doing anything about it?
Some of the questions you must answer as Alumni
Associations are: In academics, are we picking the people?
Do alumni believe 40 per cent should go to university or
are you just drifting? Are you competent to interpret the
university? Are you keeping abreast of ideals and ideas?
You now have in your keeping a group of people who are
responsible for guiding the thinking of North America.
Are you satisfied? Are they making an impression? If
not, whose fault is it? As university teachers we have no
means for sampling the thinking of the people; you can
help in this area. Alumni Associations have no right to
live unless they assist in interpreting goals of the university
to society, and bring back to the university society's
opinion about it.
... If we are to persevere in the
struggle for a free world, if we are to
be successful in the struggle for the
freedom of mankind, we require inspired leadership of committed, capable and articulate men and women
from all sections of society. The nexus
between this leadership and our citizens must be our universities.
The role of the university has
changed and enlarged in the past generation because of the fragmentation
and growth of knowledge. No longer
is the university an institution existing
solely for scholarly endeavour and research. A university is now charged
with academic and scientific research
and with the application of that research and endeavour. In many jurisdictions, such as British Columbia, the
provincial or the state university has
the exclusive responsibility and duty
to train in the professions and to provide academic and scientific research.
To this, then, must be added the responsibility of providing the free world
with the necessary leaders to convince
our citizens of the reality of the non-
military conflict which lies before us.
To accomplish this task our universities must reach out to all sections of
society for support and provide all
sections of society with the services
necessary to ensure the inspired leadership without which we shall surely
perish. To do this requires money and
personnel. Publicly supported educational institutions lead a perilous fiscal
existence. Publicly supported educational institutions have a perennial
shortage of staff. Universities are corporate institutions and must work
through individual agents. The alumni
must  be  those  agents.
The agents of the university must
labor in those fields of endeavour
which directly affect the university
and in which the university desires to
affect society. Politics is the only field
in which these two purposes can be
quickly and effectively accomplished;
thus the publicly supported university
is entirely dependent upon politics, being the science and art of government.
It is interesting to note that the present
political party in power in this province states publicly it does not believe
in politics. It is an elemental truth and
admits of no discussion that to serve
the University, an alumnus must serve
in politics  .  .  .
For the past number of years my
duties as a politician have taken me to
all parts of this province. My most
striking impression is the refusal of
the university graduate to participate
in the political life of this province.
I do not propose to discuss the desirability of such participation. I will
assume the reasons taught in high
school and in university are still valid
and that all who are here are convers-
By H. S. Harrison Smith
ant with them. I will discuss the reasons usually given me for this attitude,
and I will point out some of the consequences with which we are faced
because of them.
Three reasons are usually given for
non-participation. The first is almost
universal; lack of time. This is possibly the most spurious. I do not know
of a leader in any level of society or
government who is not busier than
those who do not participate, and before those leaders entered the field of
public life, they were busier than
those who do not participate.
Secondly, it appears to be "U"
among alumni, as well as among those
who are not, to say all politicians are
crooked. Were I feeling uncharitable,
I would say that he who says all politicians are crooked does so because
if he were a politician he would be
crooked. Instead I will point out to
you that not all lawyers are shysters.
not all doctors are abortionists nor are
all ministers hypocrites.
Thirdly, I am told politics is a dirty
business. I say to this, if politics is
dirty, is it not time men and women
of university calibre get into politics
to clean it up?
In British Columbia the consequences are two-fold. Our economy
and society are suffering from lack of
planning and sound development, and
our university is suffering from lack
of popular and political support, for
regardless of the claims made you
must remember that the University received a greater proportion of the provincial budget in 1932 than it does in
You must remember too that politics is the only direct method of solving the problems which beset our society. The Ambleside Improvement
and Betterment League may pass resolutions and deplore conditions. These
resolutions will be read and filed, filed
usually in the wastepaper basket, but a
resolution embodied in a measure by
ten or twelve members of the legislature or sponsored by a political party
will not be forgotten and is usually
acted upon.
The truly great and challenging
frontiers of the future are dependent
upon politics, the art and the science
of government. The success of our
government is imperative. Our government cannot meet this immediate and
critical challenge without the leadership of committed, capable and articulate men and women from all sections of society. Because of the growth
and complexity of knowledge our universities must provide an increasing
number of these leaders. Our universities can function only through
their staffs and their alumni. Our university alumni must fully participate
in politics . . .
As one who is not actively participating in either, I intend to speak
about the responsibility, rather than
the participation, of university graduates in education and public affairs.
The number who can actively participate is small, but the number who take
responsibility should be as large as the
total number of graduates.
University graduates are a privileged
group. I do not mean that they have
special privileges. But they have had
opportunities which most of the population has not had. To university
graduates in our society, much has
been given; from them, much is required.
What are our specific responsibilities?
"Responsibility" is a word often
used without thinking what it really
means: answerability, accountability.
We are answerable to our consciences,
to our fathers and forefathers, to our
fellow-citizens, to our children, and,
if we are religious, to God.
What is the basis for our particular
answerability as university graduates?
I think it ought to be that we feel ourselves part of the community of learning. We are not all capable of being
scholars, and still fewer of us have
the time or opportunity to become
scholars. But all of us can have certain attributes of the scholar. These
attributes are a reverence for learning,
a belief in reason, and a devotion to
the pursuit of excellence in the things
of the mind. These every graduate
should have, in greater or less degree;
and they place upon every graduate a
responsibility for preserving the intellectual and moral standards of societv.
This responsibility presents us with
special tasks in which we have a special role as graduates.
Specifically, what are these tasks?
The first is to emphasize the primacy of the mind. The intellect is not
everything, but for university graduates as graduates it should take first
place. Dr. Hilda Neatby, in her book,
"So Little for the Mind", delivered a
searing indictment of our failure in
this task in the English-language school
system in this country. As graduates,
we should be constantly asserting and
reasserting the primacy of the mind
in education and public affairs.
Our second task is to insist on a
reverence for the facts. I have read
books and articles and manuscripts on
Canadian constitutional law, and on
labour relations, the two subjects of
which I can claim some knowledge,
works written by people of high academic standing, which are slipshod
stuff, chock full of errors of fact. This
is an appalling demonstration of lack
of reverence for facts by people who
are part of the community of learning.
Every graduate has a responsibility to
read and listen, and, if he speaks or
writes, speak and write critically, with
Pauline scepticism, "proving all things,
holding fast that which is good."
Our third task is to cultivate a reverence for words. The speech and
writing of professors and of trade
union officials alike is often a kind of
pompous and meaningless choctaw;
and one of the odd things about it is
that academic choctaw and union
choctaw are so much alike! Even
when the language is tolerably clear
and simple, it rarely has any distinc-
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE    22 By Dr. Eugene Forsey
Research Director, Canadian Labour Congress
tion. Professors, and other graduates,
who ought to set an example, often
write the sort of English which would
describe the Rocky Mountains as
Some people say, "Oh! why bother
about words?" But words are what
mark man off from the beasts. In
theology, the "Word", the "Logos", is
the Divine Reason, God Himself: "In
the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word
was God." As graduates, we ought to
cultivate, and instill in others, a reverence for words.
One contemporary manifestation of
lack of reverence for words is the
hideous and immoral practice of ghostwriting. Ghost-writing is twice cursed:
it curseth him that gives and him that
takes. It is responsible for much of
the decay of public speaking: the
"speaker" not only reads his "speech",
but reads from a manuscript which is
not his own, and which, accordingly,
lacks character, integrity.
Another task graduates must assume
is the cultivation of a sense of relevance in public discussion. Manifestations of a lack of such sense are deplorably common. We are told that
Mr. X will speak on, let us say, St.
Thomas Aquinas; we go to the hall,
only to find that Mr. X has decided
that it's really too much trouble to
stick to his subject, and that he might
just as well give us what he had prepared for some other occasion on his
pet subject, automation. Or we tune
our sets to a television program on
automation and education, and find
the eminent "authorities" who are supposed to talk about this subject mount
ing their own hobby-horses and talking for perhaps an hour without even
glancing at the subject.
Another thing which ought to be
one of our peculiar responsibilities is
academic freedom. We ought to have
a passionate devotion to it, a Milton-
ian faith in the ultimate victory of
truth: "Who ever knew truth put to
the worse in a free and open encounter?" This faith is at the very
root of our Western civilization; the
universities should be its sanctuaries,
professors its priests, graduates its
warrior guardians.
We have also a special responsibility
for upholding a belief in standards,
standards of good and bad, right and
wrong. The lack of such standards is
painfully evident in an all too prevalent attitude towards political success.
One criticizes a public man for having
done something foolish or wrong, for
having lied; and the answer is a snickering. "Well, he won the election!" As
if an electoral majority were the final
test of truth or wisdom! But I am
ashamed to think how often I have
had that kind of answer from university graduates.
Finally, in public affairs, we have
a special responsibility to preserve, or
restore, the original meaning of "democracy". That word has been debased till it is almost empty of meaning. "Democratic" has become a synonym for "good" or "agreeable" or
"pleasant". But in fact "democracy
means simply "the rule of the people":
counting heads instead of breaking
Our responsibility as graduates is
to see to it that our own democracy
involves also using them. That means
discussion and controversy: reasoned
discussion, informed controversy; discussion and controversy which maintain the primacy of the mind, reverence for the facts, reverence for words,
a sense of relevance, standards of good
and bad, right and wrong. Good democratic government of course involves
compromise, but not the compromise
which "annihilates all that's made to
a green thought in a green shade".
The kind of compromise we want is
the kind that comes out of the cut and
thrust of debate in which both sides.
all sides, "tell forth their tale, and
spare it not at all"; the kind that involves not the blurring of principles
but the finding of a middle way which
men of principle on both sides can
This means recognizing that there
are limits to compromise, in the sense
that there are things so fundamental
that no leader can accept the responsibility of carrying out policies on them
which he believes to be wrong. It
means recognizing the necessity of
leaders who will lead; who will take
as their motto Charles Evans Hughes'
"No man is fit for high office who is
not ready to leave it at any moment",
or Arthur Meighen's "There are times
when no Prime Minister can be true
to his trust to the nation he has sworn
to serve, save at the temporary sacrifice of the party he is appointed to
Our society needs salt to give it
flavour, salt to keep it from going rotten. Part of the business of graduates, both in education and public
affairs, is to provide some of that salt.
By David Corbett
The University of Queensland celebrated its fiftieth anniversary at the
end of the May vacation, 1960, with
three days of splendid ceremonies and
rich banqueting. Honorary degrees
were presented to the governor of
Queensland, the state premier, and
eight distinguished representatives of
Australian academic life. Addresses of
greeting and congratulation were presented to the chancellor, Sir Albert
Axon, by representatives of 68 sister
universities, including the University
of British Columbia which I represented at President N. A. M. Mackenzie's
kind request.
The University of Queensland's history runs parallel in many ways to
that of the University of British Columbia. It is a state institution which
has had difficulty, particularly in the
1920s and 1930s in obtaining funds
necessary for the growth of staff and
for new buildings. In those early years,
however, Queensland had a number of
truly distinguished faculty members,
and some of its graduates became
notable contributors to learning in
their several fields.
David Corbett is a former member
of the department of economics and
political science at U.B.C. He now
teaches at Australia's Canberra University College.
Since the second World War the
university has rushed ahead with construction and expansion of staff. Faculties of Architecture and Education
were added in 1948 and 1949 to the
existing Faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering, Commerce, Agriculture,
Law, Dentistry, Veterinary Science
and Medicine. Soon to be added are
a Faculty of Pharmacy and departments of anthropology, speech therapy, Indo-Pakistan studies, Russian,
Italian, and business administration.
The University now occupies a beautiful new site along the curving bank
of the Brisbane river at Saint Lucia,
five miles from the centre of the city.
The main buildings house most of the
arts and science departments, and are
in the shape of a large letter D, with
cloisters on the inner side looking out
on broad lawns.
These buildings were designed before the second World War and partly
built by 1942 when they were taken
over to serve as an American military
headquarters for General Douglas
MacArthur. They were not occupied
by the University until 1948. Their
style is formal, and the stonework is
elaborately carved and decorated with
inscriptions, coats of arms, figures,
and "grotesques", or three-dimensional
stone cartoons of University of
Queensland  personalities.  On  one  of
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The   University   of  Queensland,   near  Brisbane,  Australia,  has  a  history
which runs parallel in many ways to that of U.B.C. according to the author.
the columns of the colonnade the
arms of the University of British Columbia are carved, side by side with
those of other universities of the Commonwealth, Europe and America.
Not all the University faculties and
departments are yet housed at Saint
Lucia. The medical school remains
downtown, along with dentistry, engineering, music and various other departments, which occupy quarters in
the old university buildings at the center of the city. It is hoped that accommodation for most of these will soon
be provided at Saint Lucia. A new
centre for the Engineering Faculty is
being built there now, and will soon
be occupied. Other buildings going up
at present include a new library and a
students' union.
Perhaps the most attractive feature
of the Queensland campus is the
residential colleges. Unlike most Australian states, Queensland has a widely
scattered population. Of its 1.4 million
people only one-third live in Brisbane,
and the many students (over half the
total) who come from outside Brisbane
need residences. Most of the Colleges
are run by the churches, though two
are undenominational. There are six
colleges for men and two for women.
Their buildings are modern, and in at
least three cases are exceptionally fine
examples of modern academic architecture. They have the best sites along
the river, and were built out of funds
raised privately, with limited state assistance. A student pays about £6 per
week for his full board in any of these
fine colleges.
The University of Queensland has
over 8,000 students, but of these about
2,500 are external students, studying
for degrees away from the campus and
meeting regularly in some 60 tutorial
groups in various parts of the state.
Very soon one of the University's external study centres at Townsville is
to acquire new buildings and become
a university college within the University. Enrolments at the main campus are nevertheless expected to rise
to somewhere in the neighbourhood
of 14,000 within the next six years.
Full-time teaching staff now numbers
over 400, with upwards of 100 part-
time teaching staff as well. Recruiting
the staff to meet expected enrolments
is undoubtedly the University's most
serious problem for the future.
The jubilee celebrations found the
University of Queensland vigorous and
confronting its problems with confidence and optimism. The ceremonies
were most impressive, yet their dignity
did not disguise the Queenslanders'
warm hospitality and love of a good
party. University of Queensland faculty members seem to accept with good
humour the challenge presented by
these times of university expansion.
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About 1920, while cruising over
the Fraser River delta, Group Captain C. J. Duncan, now retired from
the Royal Canadian Air Force and
living in Vancouver, turned his camera
on the long finger of Point Grey jutting out into the Gulf of Georgia, and
snapped the picture which appears
On the few hundred acres of land
cleared at that time there was only
the shell of the chemistry building and
a few buildings for the faculty of
agriculture. The balance of the University was accommodated in the
wooden "Fairview Shacks" in the
shadow of the Vancouver General
On the Point Grey campus facilities existed for the departments of
poultry husbandry, agronomy, horticulture and animal science.   Students
Graduates and friends of the
University who possess historical
photographs of the campus or
graduates are invited to send
them to the editor of the Alumni
Chronicle for reproduction in
future numbers of the magazine.
Negatives from which clean
prints can be made are most desirable but photographs in any
condition will be considered.
Class pictures or general campus
scenes will be welcomed.
If donors have no further need
for the photographs they will be
deposited in the University archives. If, however, they are part
of an individual's collection they
will be returned undamaged.
All photographs should be accompanied with a description of
the scene shown and the names
of any persons who appear.
were brought to the campus aboard
chartered buses two or three days a
week for classes.
Construction of the chemistry building had ceased when World War I
broke out and only the shell of the
building was in existence. In the basement of the building the poultry husbandry department set up its incubators and hatched the first chicks for
its breeding program. The department had also constructed small breeding houses which can be seen in neat
rows at the southeast corner of the
The state of the University at this
time is in sharp contrast to the situation today which is depicted in the
photograph on the cover of the
Chronicle. The cover photograph was
taken late last summer by Peter Hol-
bourne of the extension department's
division of photographic services.
A graduate school for the training of
professional librarians, which has been
under consideration by the University of
British Columbia for more than 15 years,
will enrol its first students in September.
UBC's president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, has announced.
Dr. MacKenzie also announced that
Dr. Samuel Rothstein, associate librarian,
would become director of the School
of Librarianship which will be part
of  the  faculty  of  arts  and  science.
President MacKenzie said that in recent years many groups in western
Canada have written to the University
urging the establishment of a school
of librarianship to meet the growing demand for trained librarians.
The school will offer a one-year, postgraduate program leading to the degree
of bachelor of library science (B.L.S.). A
second program leading to the degree
of master of library science (M.L.S.) will
be offered in the future, the president
Requirements for admission to the
school will be a bachelor's degree from
UBC or its equivalent and a reading
knowledge of a language other than
English. Applicants must normally have
achieved second class standing in the
third and fourth years of their undergraduate program. Enquiries regarding
admission should be made to Dr. S.
Rothstein, at the University library,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
Dr. Rothstein said there is a serious
need for trained librarians in the four
western Canadian provinces. "The
Canadian Library Association reports that
there are several hundred vacancies in
Canada," he added, "and the gap between the number of qualified persons
available and the existing demand has
been steadily increasing in recent years."
Dr. Rothstein received his bachelor
and master of arts degrees from UBC
in 1939 and 1940. He did postgraduate
work in romance languages at the Universities of California and Washington.
After service in the Canadian army he
obtained his bachelor of library science
degree from the University of California
in   1947.
In 1951 he received a grant from the
Dr. Samuel Rothstein
Carnegie Corporation for advanced study
at the University of Illinois. He was
awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy by that University in 1954. Dr.
Rothstein is the author of a book on
the development of reference services in
American research libraries.
He joined the UBC library staff in
1947 and served successively as head of
the acquisitions division, assistant librarian and associate librarian. He is a
former chairman of the library education
committee of the Canadian Library
Association, immediate past president of
the B.C. Library Association, and currently serves on the councils of the
Canadian Library Association and the
Bibliographical   Society  of Canada.
The University of British Columbia
and the bureau of technical assistance
operations of the United Nations have
signed agreements with the African state
of Ghana for establishment of an Institute of Community Planning.
UBC's president. Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, in announcing the signing of the
agreements, said the Institute would be
located near Accra, the capital of Ghana.
He also announced the appointment
as director of the Institute of Alan H.
Armstrong, who has been granted leave
of absence from Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation in Ottawa, where
he has been senior advisor on community planning for ten years. Mr. Armstrong has been appointed professor of
planning in UBC's school of architecture
which offers courses in community and
regional planning.
Mr. Armstrong is now in Ghana making arrangements for the establishment
of the Institute which hopes to admit the
first class of students in September of this
Accompanying Mr. Armstrong is Dr.
Peter Oberlander, professor in community and regional planning, who went to
Ghana 18 months ago as a United Nations technical assistance specialist to advise on the training of community planners. On Dr. Oberlander's recommendation Ghana and the UN agreed to establish a training center in the form of an
Institute of Community Planning.
The Institute will train local planning
assistants to carry out projects under
the Ghana government's new five year
development plan. In due course the Institute may become a regional training
center for junior planning staff from
other west African countries.
UBC will supervise the operations of
the Institute for an initial period of
three years and Mr. Armstrong will act
as director for a year. Dr. Oberlander
will act as a consultant to the Institute.
The University of British Columbia has
announced plans to construct four new
residences for women at a cost of $1,-
660,000. President N. A. M. MacKenzie
said UBC would borrow funds through
Central Morgtage and Housing which has
been authorized to lend money to universities for residence construction.
Prior to the federal legislation enabling
Central Mortgage and Housing to lend
money to universities for residences the
provincial government had authorized the
UBC board of governors to borrow
money for construction of two residences,
the  president  said.    As  a  result  of the
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enabled the five U.B.C. students shown above to enter first year university.
Mr. J. L. Walker, left, assistant general manager for the Bank of Montreal
in Vancouver, was on hand to see the students presented with certificates
recently. At right is Merle C. Kirby, manager of the Bank of Montreal at
U.B.C. The students are, left to right, Maureen Covell, Jane Scholefield,
Andrew Pickard, Patricia Ellis, and Bonny Erickson. Each student won $750.
later federal legislation, the board had
decided to extend the contract for two
residences to four, the president said.
The construction contract for $1,293,-
332 has been awarded to Dawson and
Hall Ltd. The residences, which will be
ready on September 1 of this year, will
accommodate 336 women students.
President MacKenzie said the need
for women's residences was growing
more pressing. "At present we provide
residence accommodation for only 450
women students and we anticipate that
there will be 4000 women enrolled at
UBC next term," he said.
The women's residences are being
constructed on Marine Drive to the north
of the four existing residences for men.
A central dining and recreational building, already open, will be used by all
students living in the residence development.
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president of
the University of British Columbia, has
announced the appointment of William
L. Holland, former secretary-general of
the Institute of Pacific Relations in New
York, as head of UBC's department of
Asian studies.
The president also announced that the
quarterly journal "Pacific Affairs," which
Mr. Holland edits, would be published
at UBC beginning lanuary 1, the date
Mr. Holland's appointment became effective.
President MacKenzie described UBC's
program   of  Asian   studies   as   "one   of
our most important post-war developments." He said the growing importance
of the far east in world affairs and B.C.'s
strategic location made the strengthening
of Asian studies  a logical development.
UBC first offered courses in Asian
studies in 1949. Courses in the Japanese
and Chinese languages as well as courses
in the history and culture of those two
countries are offered.
Mr. Holland is a New Zealander by
birth and a graduate of the University
of New Zealand where he obtained the
degrees of bachelor and master of arts.
Mr. Holland's association with the Institute of Pacific Relations began in 1929
following graduate work at the University of Cambridge and in Germany.
The Institute, formed in 1925, has as
its objective the study of the economic,
social, and political relations of the peoples of the Pacific area through conferences, research, study groups, and publications.
Mr. Holland served the Institute as
research secretary in Shanghai, Peiping,
Tokyo, and New York, and was in charge
of the Institute's Tokyo office in 1934
and 1935. He was acting director and
later director of the U.S. Office of War
Information in Chungking, China, during
World War II.
In 1946 he was appointed secretary-
general and in 1947 research director for
the Institute in New York. From 1949
to 1958 he visited almost every country
in the far east. Mr. Holland is the author
of numerous articles on far eastern affairs and has co-authored a number of
books on Pacific and Asian problems.
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U.B.C.'s Senate has conferred the title
of professor emeritus on two retired
faculty members, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie has announced.
The two honoured were Professor A.
C. Cooke, a member of the history department since 1929, and Professor F. S.
Nowlan, who was a member of the
mathematics department from 1926 to
Professor Cooke, a graduate of the
University of Manitoba and Oxford, is
still teaching in the history department
as a special lecturer. He is an authority
on colonial history and administration
with special interest in the Commonwealth. In 1956 and 1957 he was on a
year's leave of absence in Africa where
he was engaged in research on British
colonial history and administration.
Professor Nowlan was a member of
the mathematics department of the
University of Illinois from 1947 until
1954. Since his retirement he has been
a visiting professor at the College of
William and Mary, Williamsburg. Virginia, and the University of Houston,
in Houston, Texas.
In the 1930s Professor Nowlan initiated
and carried out negotiations with the
Carnegie Corporation in New York
which resulted in two grants of $75,000
to establish fellowships for Canadian
students to carry out postgraduate work.
The fellowships, which were administered
by the Royal Society of Canada, were
for $1,500 each. Ten were available each
year for ten years.
As a result of Professor Nowlan's
efforts, Mr. Cyrus Eaton, the industrialist, established two $1,000 fellowships
in mathematics for Canadian students to
do postgraduate work in mathematics at
the University of Chicago. The two students who held the fellowships were Professor Ralph James, now head of U.B.C.'s
mathematics department, and Dr. Ralph
Hull, former head of the mathematics
department at Purdue University.
While at U.B.C. Professor Nowlan
wrote a textbook on analytical geometry
which was at one time used in more than
50 Canadian and American universities.
Among full time members of the Faculty of Medicine attending the October
conference sponsored by the Canadian
Arthritis and Rheumatism Association in
Toronto were Dr. Denys Ford and Dr.
Harold Taylor.
Three members of the Faculty of
Pharmacy have been appointed to the
four-man B.C. Board of Examiners in
Pharmacy for the current year. They are
Dr. Gordon Groves, Dr. J. E. Halliday
and Terrence Brown. The board examines applicants for registration as students of pharmacy and outside graduate
pharmacists who wish to work in B.C.
Three members of the department of
mathematics attended meetings of the
American Mathematical Society in Washington, D.C, during January.
Dr. Ralph James, head of the department and editor of the American Mathematical Monthly, discussed problems
concerning   the   magazine.    Dr.   Nathan
Divinsky presented a paper on Kurosh
radicals while Afton Cayford discussed a
special type of entire functions.
Following the meetings in Washington
Dr. Divinsky visited New York to discuss with officials of the U.S. Chess
Federation a possible match between
Canada and the U.S. Prof. Divinsky is
the editor of Canadian Chess Chat, Canada's only chess magazine.
Professor J. E. Bier, of the department
of biology and botany, has accepted an
invitation from the International Union
of Forest Research Organizations to act
as a corresponding member on an inter-
sectional working group to investigate
forest research problems in relation to
tree physiology.
Lome E. Brown, associate professor.
College of Education, attended the recent
national convention in San Francisco of
the American Public Health Association
and the American School Health Association.
Professor Frank Forward, head of the
department of mining and metallurgy at
U.B.C. has been named director of a
$1,250,000 research program to develop
new uses for the element uranium.
The new "Canadian Uranium Research
Foundation" will be supported by five
major uranium-producing companies in
Canada. The foundation expects to spend
about $250,000 per year.
Prof. Forward said the foundation
would make grants to individuals and
organizations best qualified to take on
projects which would discover new uses
for the element. Because of over-production of uranium and the fact that the
nuclear-power industry takes limited
amounts of the metal the remaining
Canadian mines face the prospect of
closing by 1965 unless new markets are
Last year Professor Forward was the
recipient of a John Scott award from the
city of Philadelphia in recognition of his
development of the ammonia leach process for recovering nickel, which is now
in use at Sherritt Gordon Mines. In 1959
Prof. Forward was honoured by the American magazine Mining World for the
most outstanding technical achievement
of that year. The invention was a leaching process for the extraction of zinc.
Dr. John Friesen, director of the extension department, was in Toronto during January to attend a meeting of the
1962 education year committee of the
Canadian Conference on Education. Dr.
Friesen is associate chairman of the Canadian Conference.
Dr. William C. Gibson, professor of
the history of medicine and science in the
Faculty of Medicine, addressed the Benjamin Waterhouse Medical History Society in Boston, Massachusetts, last November. Dr. Gibson was chosen to give
the first John B. Rhoads Memorial
Lecture, in honour of a young Boston
University medical student who died last
Neal Harlow, U.B.C.'s librarian, has
resigned to become dean of the graduate
school of library service at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
President MacKenzie said that Mr. Har
low had made an outstanding contribution
to the growth and development of U.B.C.
Library during the ten years he was a
member of the faculty. "The fact that
U.B.C. possesses one of the best libraries
in Canada is, in large part, due to his
efforts." the president said.
Mr. Harlow was responsible for the formation in 1956 of the organization known
as The Friends of the University Library.
The group was instrumental in obtaining
notable collections of Canadian and
Chinese literature which have placed
U.B.C. in the forefront of studies in
these fields. He also planned the recent
reorganization of the library which included construction of the new library
wing named for Walter C. Koerner. a
member of the U.B.C. board of governors, who was one of the most generous
of the Friends of the University Library.
In his new post Mr. Harlow will head
one of the leading schools on the continent for the training of librarians. Rutgers
is known as "The State University of
New Jersey" and was given its charter by
George III as Queens College in 1766.
Dr. H. B. Hawthorn, head of the
department of anthropology and sociology, has been awarded the Percy Smith
Medal in Anthropology by the council of
the University of Otago in New Zealand.
The medal is awarded once every five
years to a graduate of a New Zealand
university and is named for a pioneer of
anthropology in the Pacific. First awarded
in 1920 the medal is given in recognition
of published work in the field of anthropology.
Dr. Samuel R. Laycock, a special lecturer in the Faculty of Education, and
former dean of the College of Education
at the University of Saskatchewan, was
awarded an honorary degree by that
University last year.
Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, head of the
classics department, is on leave of absence until the opening of the next session.
He is visiting England by invitation to
lecture at Cambridge and Oxford and in
April will travel to Athens to visit the
American School of Classical Studies.
Dr. Peter Oberlander, associate professor of planning in the school of architecture, has been chosen one of four
judges of an international competition in
connection with the 1962 "Century 21
Exposition" to be held in Seattle, Washington. To focus attention on the event
a large structure symbolic of the world
fair is to be built in the center of the
exhibition site and an international competition for its design is being sponsored
by the Seattle Art Commission. Some 800
submissions are expected for the competition which will be judged by an architect,
a landscape architect, a planner and a
Dr. Stanley Pech, assistant professor
in the department of Slavonic studies,
will visit universities and institutes in
Germany specializing in the study of
German-Slav relations this summer for
four weeks at the invitation of the German Research Association, the central
coordinating body for all research done
in Germany. He will visit 10 or more
institutions in the course of his tour.
The following statement on the need
for federal aid to physical education programs in Canadian universities was prepared by Prof. R. F. Osborne, director
of the U.B.C. school of physical education, for presentation to the federal
The universities of Canada remain
one of the last strongholds of the
amateur principle in sport. From the
point of view of preserving this principle, or a modern adaptation of it, as
well as extending its influence especially to school children, there is a real
need to strengthen and expand the influence of the universities in the field
of physical education, including sports
in the popular sense. It is of even
greater importance that the universities
provide desirable levels of sports experience for the young men and women who are destined to constitute a
large proportion of our community
and national leaders.
Because of the large distances involved on the Canadian scene and the
resulting travel costs, financial assistance from some source is absolutely
imperative if programs are going to
be operated on a sound educational
basis instead of one dominated by the
commercial factors. At present there
is far too much influence exerted on
the program of amateur athletics in
Canada by the universities of the United   States   and  by   the  professional
interests operating in Canada. Admittedly, in some cases these influences
are beneficial to a degree. There remains nevertheless a popular belief
that the universities of Canada are inferior to those of the United States,
or that the coaching and administrative personnel of Canadian universities
are disinterested in or incapable of developing athletics on a proper basis.
One way of offsetting or reducing
this attitude would be the establishment of a Canada-wide University
Athletic Federation with sufficient financial backing to enable it to conduct
appropriate national championships.
Perhaps it would be necessary for reasons of calibre to have two divisions,
at least initially, in order that the
country as a whole could have representation. It is quite obvious that unless some federal assistance is forthcoming the University of Newfoundland will probably never have any
contact with Victoria College, to mention an extreme example. In spite of
the extension of mass media of communications, Canada still needs to
foster a national identity consistent
with regional pride. The strengthening
of the bonds of national unity can be
achieved in a very real sense by inter-
university relationships. At the same
time recognition of the importance of
our universities in the public eye can
be achieved through the medium of
sports to a limited extent. In view of
Canada's crying need for trained personnel any medium which can give increased emphasis to higher education,
especially in the popular sense, should
be very welcome.
Another significant contribution
which the universities can and should
make to the sports scene in Canada is
the provision of qualified personnel.
In this respect teacher training establishments need1 to be given special consideration without neglecting the interests of students of all disciplines
who wish to participate in sports and
to reach a high level of skill if they
have the interest and capabilities. To
achieve the best results most universities require additional facilities and
professional physical education personnel. Much of the enthusiasm for
and research related to the study of
problems concerned with the conduct
and promotion of amateur sport
should stem from the universities. A
basic objective underlying this proposed expansion would be the encouragement of fitness programs for
all and a healthful use of leisure time.
In this respect it is interesting to
note that the organization of sport in
democratic Europe is influenced considerably by the universities. Even co»-
servative Great Britain is now realizing the need for more trained personnel, and is moving towards additional state aid. The importance of
retaining the independence of govern-
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31     U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE ing bodies of sports is considered to
be of paramount significance, and so
there is no suggestion of state control.
The value which the ministry of
education of France, through their
director general of youth and sport,
places on universities can be seen in
the following quotation from the November, 1960, issue of Sport and Recreation:
"Each of the sixteen regions of
France has a regional center for physical education and sport, and each
costs the country up to £100,000 a
year to run. Each regional center is
under the wing of the corresponding
regional university and the courses
available include: a two-year training
course for sports teachers who are
subsequently employed in certain
schools and in industrial concerns;
short refresher courses and supplementary courses for teachers of physical education; and qualifying courses
for voluntary games coaches in clubs
and youth organizations. In addition,
selected players and athletes attend
for special training courses."
In Germany and in Switzerland
government assistance is provided to
ensure the preparation of both professional physical educationists and
voluntary coaches. West Germany
bases its system on the sportsbund
which receives a grant from the government for the training of teachers,
leaders and coaches at the various
sports  schools.  Money  is  also  made
available for the provision of new facilities and equipment.
The dynamic approach to sports of
the communist nations has produced
startling results during the past decade. In most countries the universities or colleges are playing an important role in this new development,
which is designed to reach the masses.
This fact ig not appreciated by many
western critics who mistakenly believe
that the improvement of the communist nations in international sports
is due only to the special training and
subsidization provided for the elite
In view of our system of teacher
preparation in the universities and
colleges in Canada, it would appear
to be administratively sound and economically desirable to expand the
university services instead of providing
special sports schools. Many of the
universities would be willing to assume
a greater responsibility for leadership
and would be capable of rendering
first class service to the community
if given the proper moral and financial
By Mark Daniels
A.M.S. Public Relations Officer
The new Alma Mater Society president for 1961-1962 is Alan Cornwall, a
4th year agriculture student. Alan, 22
years old, lives in Vancouver, and went
to high school here.   He has had a great
Alan Cornwall
New A.MS. President
deal of experience in student government, and his election as president culminates his career in student activities.
The position of president on next year's
council will be made even more difficult
by the fact that in lanuary of this year,
at an extraordinary general meeting of
the A.M.S., the students voted to alter
the form of student government at U.B.C.
Generally the change is from representation   by   activities   to   representation   by
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33     U.B.C.  ALUMNI   CHRONICLE undergraduate society. This means the traditional offices of
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presidents have been dropped from Council, and the recognized
undergraduate societies, such as arts, engineering, law, medicine, etc., will each have their president sitting on the Students'
Council. Each undergraduate society will vote for its own
president, while the entire campus will vote for the Students'
Council executive of six. The new council of 24 will be larger
than the present one by 8 members.
The week of January 23 to 28 was Women's Week on
campus. Sponsored by the A.W.S., the week was filled with
noon-hour lectures and panel discussions and debates. The
highlight (or lowlight) of the week from a publicity point of
view was the debate held on Thursday, January 26, in Brock
lounge on the topic: "Resolved that chastity is outmoded".
This debate was the centre of a great deal of controversy and
criticism from the downtown papers and from many B.C.
citizens. Most of this censure and criticism arose from a
misunderstanding of the topic. The question of the basic
morality of chastity was not being debated at all, but the discussion was concerned with the actual behaviour of people with
regard to chastity.
The two co-eds who debated for the affirmative were concerned with proving that fewer and fewer people every year
are following the acceptable rules of sexual behaviour. The two
boys who debated on the negative side, Ken Hodgkinson and
Mike Matthews, were attempting to prove that the actual behaviour of society has not changed in recent years. Unfortunately, too many people interpreted the debate and the decision
in favour of the affirmative as the belief of the women on
campus that chastity was old-fashioned and no longer either
useful or desirable. The girls received many letters from irate
citizens who were shocked at such "blatant immorality". It is
unfortunate that, because of this misundering, a rather bad
light was thrown on this purely academic debate.
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Victoria—David   Feme,   BCom'54.    1681   Derby
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