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DECEfllBER, 1946
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IF Destiny -were something that lay in
ambush, and then happened to us
when we weren't looking, our future
could be haphazard and painful. But we
can be happy in the knowledge that,
despite the fatalistic whimperings of
various forms of deterministic defeatism,
the Destinty of our British Columbia community will be a home-grown affair, nurtured and brought to fruition by US.
What we will to do, and do, will shape our
ends. The civilization of social progress
and material plenty that is taking form
this side of the Rockies will be made by
the people living here. The Vancouver
Sun is the newspaper that will be with
them all the way toward the many goals
of progress.
We halt' received an
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shipment oj Christmas Cards.
Mail Orders are invited. They receive
prompt attention.
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New 8. C. Electric City Substation under Construction
al the corner of Main Street and Georgia, Vancouver
is being spent in
development in
1946 and 1947
Despite the severe handicap of material shortages, the B.C. Electric's
development plan is pressing ahead.
Nearly one half of the $50,000,000 which B.C. Electric will spend on expansion in the ten year program announced in 1944, is now actively
channelled to projects in progress.
Before the end of next year, $12,500,000 will be spent for electrical generation and transmission; $6,500,000 will go toward improved transportation and $2,000,000 will be devoted to expanding gas production and
distribution services.
This represents $21,000,000 being spent by the company over and above
normal maintenance on increased service for the public.
December, 1946
Page 3 Why Page
Sherlock Holmes
You need only one clue ... A BAY price tag
... to lead you right to the solution . . . dependable merchandise at a fair price.
There's no guess work about BAY prices . . .
a staff of shoppers, from the BAY, sleuth the
town—customer style—to keep an eye on price
levels . . . that customers may be sure they're on
the right price track when they shop The BAY.
There are no false leads, either, about shopping
at the BAY ... no "bait" values to disguise extravagant prices in other lines . . . it's an open
and shut case—this case of the well-spent dollar.
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The Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.; Robert W. Bonner, B.A.
Photography Editor: Art Jones, B.A.
Contributing Editor: Archie Paton, B.A.
Business and Editorial Of ices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Volume 8, No. 3 October, 1946
Russian Course at U.B.C. .      7
Brit Brock    12
Alumni Players, by Art Sager    13
Ex-Pubsters and Fourth Estate,
By Archie  Paton    15
Dr. Maddigan, Scientist, by Pierre Berton   28
Short Story, by James S. Beard  33
Jabez                         9
Alumni Executive  10
Sport, by Bill Dunford  16
Editorially Speaking   17
Personalities   20, 21
Women, by Mary Fallis  24
Frankly Speaking   26
Ubiquitious Art Jones braved the hydrogen-
sulphide smells of the old Science Building to
get the annual cover picture shot of the new
Physics Building. Art's picture is typical of
campus scenes where a $2,000,000 building
program  is underway.
December,  1946
4fo* the, (lecond. . .
We of the Chronicle were relieved to have Art
Jones around during Home-coming to catch the
news. Some of Art's work can be seen on pages
10 and 11, pictures of the new executive which Art
caught in between a nerve-snapping schedule that
saw him picture cover the Teeporten murder case
and the campus beauty queen show . . . Also in
this period, Art claimed he missed the scoop of the
century because of the notorious Vancouver Sun
elevator service . . . Art was tipped off that a man
was contemplating suicide from a sixth storey
hotel window and he dashed off with his camera
only to have the elevator on the Sun's 12th floor
close in his face . . . three minutes later he caught
another and arrived 30 seconds after the unfortunate
suicide had jumped . . . "I'd have snapped him in
mid-air," sighed Art.
Art Sager brings you news of the first University Russian language course in Canada this issue
at page 7 . . . Art was going to attempt to write
the head for the story in Russian, with an English
caption underneath, but at last report he was still
trying to learn the alphabet .. . Eric (Jabez) Nicol
is back again this issue on page 9 with another of
his pungent observations of the campus scene . . .
David Brock wrote the story about the doings
of his far-travelled brother. Dr. Brit Brock, which
appears on page 12 . . . He refused to have his name
appear on the story for fear some people would
construe his effort as purely a plug for his interesting brother . . . however, we're sure David won't
mind if we let the Chronicle readers in on our secret
. . . Dr. Brock is one of the many interesting graduates of U.B.C. and we'd give half our monthly ration
away if we could get people to drop us a line about
them occasional:}-, just as David did. . .
*       *       *
Archie Paton is now a member of the Chronicle
staff and the ex-editor of the Ubyssey turned out
the piece on page 15 about the pubsters who have
gone out in the cruel, cold newspaper world . . .
Archie is D.V.A. public relations man for B.C. and
has the pleasant task of travelling all over the province.
Bill Dunford takes over the sport page spot left
by Ormy Hall, the new editor, and comes up with
a  bit  about  the  athletic  heroes  of  yesteryear.
Ever since we started putting this magazine together, a couple of workhorses have been agitating
for a little cheeze cake in the pages . . . after much
struggle this faction gots its way and on page 18
is a picture of Marion Albert. U.B.C.'s queen of all
the western Canadian provinces . . . Just too late
to catch the issue was a report from our Alumni
branch in Ottawa . . . but look for it in the Spring
issue ...
From  the  pages  of  the  Sun,  we  culled  Pierre
Berton's well  written article on Dr. Stephen Maddigan . . .
Politics rears its ugly head on page 31, where
you'll  find pictures of three good  looking  U.B.C.
grads  running for  civic  office  in  the  December  11
elections ... ... which brings us to the end
of the page and time to say . . . goodbye.
Page  5 Mr.Tradewell's ship Is m i
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That JAUNTY hornpipe means his whole
year's supply of molasses has arrived
from the West Indies ... in good time, at a
favourable price.
Quite a change from Mr. Tradewell's
earlier days in the wholesale grocery
business, when he bought his molasses
month to month ... in small quantities . . .
and didn't do so well with it. Now he buys
in bulk . . . barrels of it. . . and cuts his
cost par gallon.
Of course this takes ready cash—often
more than he has on hand at the moment.
So he borrows what he needs from the
Royal Bank..When the molasses is sold,
he pays off the loan.
This is a simple example of how bank
credit works . . . how by making working
capital available it opens the door for
enterprises large and small when opportunity knocks.
The answer isany kind—large or small
—provided it's a sound business.
Some of the Royal Bank's most valued
customers are anything but "big".
Among our larger accounts are many
which have grown from small beginnings through the help of bank credit.
This service is at your disposal, too.
Your local Royal Bank Manager will
be glad to talk it over with you, any
time you say.
Page 6
The Graduate Chronicle Russian Invades the University Campus
The  barrier
which   now
One of the most
significant additions
to the curriculum at
U.B.C. this year are
the courses in the
language and culture
of the Russian people. The setting up
of a Chair of Russian
and Slavonic Studies
is further indication
not only of the growing stature but also
of its serious endeavor to meet all
the needs of the
modern generation
of Canadian youth.
It is now realized
by all leading universities in the English speaking world
that a thorough understanding of the
Russian peoples has
become a task of major importance,
which separates East and West and
looms as the most serious threat to
understanding is, in essence, a barrier of ignorance.
Education in the language spoken and understood
by well over two million of the world's inhabitants
—the Slavonic peoples—will go a long way toward
destroying that barrier and establishing a sound
basis for permanent peace.
This is the hope and belief shared in by the Administration of the University of British Columbia
in introducing courses in Slavonic studies. Two
courses in this field are now being given: Beginners' Russian and Culture of the Slavonic Peoples.
The first of these deals with the grammar, composition, translation and conversation of Great Russian,
the most important of the three major Slavonic
languages. The latter course includes an int-oduc-
tion to these three separate tongues—phonetics, alphabet, ethnography; and an outline of the history
of the Slavs and a survey of the literature of the
Slavonic people. This particular course is taken for
credit towards a major in English, History or Political Science.
U.B.C. had been extremely fortunate in securing as Professor and Head of the new Chair of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Dr. James O. St. Clair-
Sobell, one of Britain's most outstanding linguists
and philologists. During the German occupation
millions of Europeans heard Dr. Sobell (then a
Wing Commander i nthe R.A.F.) on broadcasts
over the European Service of the B.B.C.    He gave
more than 200 broadcasts, speaking in fourteen
different languages. His talks were in Polish. German, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, French. Spanish,
Hungarian, Austrian, Czech, Serbo-Croat. Bulgarian and Slovene. He is also adept at the Russian tongues though these were not broadcast by
the B.B.C.
After Y-E Day Dr. Sobell served in Austria as
Senior Liason Officer in the Allied Commission
and as Head of the Inter-Service Censorship Department of tlie Commission's British Division.
Me was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne,
where he won three scholarships and awards. He
was awarded his B.A. and ALA. degrees from the
University of Melbourne; and during 1936-37,
worked towards his "Eaurea in Letters," a doctor's
degree in Roman philology and Italian dialectology,
at the University of Genoa.
In 1938 he enrolled at Cambridge where his
candidacy for a Ph.D. degree in comparative philology was interrupted by enlistment in the R.A.F.
During 1945-46 he studied at Graz University in
Austria, where lie took first-class honours for his
Ph.D. degree in Slavonic philology. Lie was the
first British officer to win such a degree after the
liberation of .Austria.
This noted linguist is only 32 years of age. He
is a native Australian with flashing dark eyes,
abounding with inexhaustible energy and enthusiasm. Lie is one of U.B.C.'s most colorful and persuasive lecturers.
Dr. Sobell is almost passionate in his conviction
of the importance of education in the Russian languages. And he is equally emphatic that they are
not difficult to learn. "The Russian tongues are
not nearly as difficult as popular exaggeration have
made people believe," he says. "Once the alphabet
has been mastered it is no more difficult than any
other European language."
lie is certain, too, that, apart from international
understanding, the Anglo Saxons stand to gain a
great deal in many fields of human knowledge
through reading of Russian literature in the original.. "The amount of literature published in the
Slavonic tongue is short of nothing except the English, and it is literature which covers every field
from science to art."
The Russian languages should be taught in all
universities. Dr. Sobell believes, and when suitable
trained teachers are available, in the high schools
as well. For. as he says, we teach French and
German, which are languages of smaller and, at the
present time, less important groups of people.
"We have not really devoted ourselves to a systematic study of the Slav languages. Up to now
it has been regarded as a field for the specialist.
Now, however, the position is being reversed, and
we are beginning to realize the importance, to ourselves and to the world as a whole, of knowing
more about this large block of the world's people."
"I feel sure that we will be able to break down,
within a forseeable period of time, this difficult and
dangerous language barrier."
December, 1946
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the plastics division of Celanese Corporation of
America, has been elected to the chairmanship of
the American Chemical Society's Taint, Varnish
and Plastics Division, it was announced. Kelowna-
born Dr. Ball graduated from U.B.C. in 1926 with
the degree of bachelor of arts and received his master of arts in 1928. He joined the staff of the corporation in 1931 as a research chemist.
Tommy Williams, Arts '41. was home after a
two months' sojourn in the Orient . . . back a couple
of months ahead of schedule, the former grid-iron
hero's comment was . . . "business was successful"
. . . what business no one seems to know. . . .
Gavin Mowat, first Big Block Winner for Crass
Hockey at U.B.C. has announced he is willing to
come all the way in from his home up the Valley
to play for the Staff-Crad Hockey team in the
Mainland Crass Hockey League .... Dr. Harry
Warren and Doug. Whittle, Assistant Director of
Athletics at U.B.C. are organizing the team and
ask any players interested to contact Frank Turner
at Alma 3044.
Manager of the Park Theatre where Henry Y.
is currently showing is Gerald A. Sutherland, B.A.,
B. Comm. '37.
Page 8
U.B.C.   Expansions   Lauded   at   Recent   Alum
Tribute to U.B.C. for its vast expansion and recent achievements, was given at a recent convention
of   the   American   Alumni   Council   District   YIII..
held   at   the   University   Club,   Portland,   late   last
For the first time in the history of our affiliation with the A.A.C., U.B.C. sent representatives
to the convention.
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner and U. Publicity Director Art Sager were U.B.C. Alumni Association delegates.
The Graduate Chronicle JABEZ
Arts '41
Having been tagged by the Editor of the
CHRONICLE to help fill up the space between the
ads, I thought you might like to know how it feels
to be serving as a lecturer on the campus these
days. That's what I am, a lecturer. A lecturer is
one grade below an instructor, in other words, he
talks a lot but doesn't necessarily teach anybody
anything, a rather subtle distinction. The campus
is crawling with lecturers this year, most of them
graduates of recent vintage, considerably cut by
several years of military service. We are easily
identified because we don't move as fast as the
younger crowd, and are apt to get our briefcases
caught in the Library's revolving door. Some lecturers slow themselves down further by carrying-
something in their briefcases—books or maybe their
lunch—and don't stand a chance with kids fresh
out of high school. I myself was almost nailed by
a home-bound Ford as 1 was crossing the Mall the
other day. I also find that I don't take it so well
when somebody pulls away the chair I'm about to
sit on in the Caf. A few years ago I would have
bounced right up off the floor without gi\ing the
matter a second thought, but now I take the full
There are almost a dozen eating places on the
campus now, all of them serving at least a reason
able facsimile of Caf coffee, made by straining the
beans through old winter underwear, and poured
into mugs chipped by people's heads crashing down
on the table after the first sip. The snack shops
are crowded all clay long, with chairs jammed so
close together that it is social suicide to attempt
to sidle through them in pants that button.
Here, as elsewhere, it is virtually impossible to
have a private conversation. A tete-a-tete turns
into a mass meeting before your very eyes. Even
in the darkest recesses of the Library stacks you
will not be alone, with hundreds of people padding
around writing theses, a grim army of stackrats
who blow the dust off a book right into your face.
UBC is no place for the recluse, the introvert, the
misanthrope. Even those poetic souls that sought
the splendid isolation of the Arts building's second-
floor lavatory find their haven now shattered by a
roaring multitude. Wherever you go, you find
somebody already there, peeling an orange.
Yet, you do detect a sort of mass enthusiasm on
the campus. Large numbers of people who have
some inconvenience and troubles in common create
a shield of good humor to fend off self-pity. And
I suppose that some day we shall all recall happily
our days in the hot little huts, whose buzzers finish off the lecture with the dirtiest Bronx cheer you
ever heard.    I hope so.
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Page 9 ALDI1II
The Old and  New—President Darrell
Braidwood,  '40,  takes over from   Past-
President- Tom Brown, '32.
Homecoming in October was the time of reunion for many hundreds of Alumni.
It was also the time for the annual Alumni Association elections. Our wandering
cameraman, Art Jones, U.B.C.'s gift to the world of newspaper photography,
caught some of the newly-elected officers as they discussed the activities for
the coming year.
Page  10
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December, 1946
Page 11 Dr. Brit Brock Colorful Graduate
Consulting Engineer to
De Beers Corporation
If travel is broadening, Dr. Brit B. Brock should
now be a six-foot cube. After he graduated from
U.B.C. in geology in 1926, he worked in Hong Kong
for a year with his father, the late Dean Brock, and
then worked in Jugoslavia, studied at Cambridge,
managed a mine in Alice Arm and studied at
Queen's and Wisconsin (where he got his Ph.D.).
He then shoved off for Africa in 1934, where he
managed to confine himself pretty well to Northern
Rhodesia, with short trips into the Belgian Congo.
He had graduated from the Royal Naval College
of Canada in 1922, and naturally became a naval
officer when war broke out, taking a commission in
the Kenya R.N.V.R. (not the R.K.N.V.R., but the
K.R.N.V.R.), which was probablv the smallest navy
this side of the North Pole. The K. R.N.V.R. worked
in close touch with the -Royal Indian Navy, and
Brit served in a minesweeper ['converted whaling
vessel) in the Persian Gulf.
Having the worst climate in the world, bar none,
the Gulf is regarded as a punishment station in
peacetime, but even there a man is supposed to pass
only one summer there. Brit spent nearly three,
and when he finally asked when he might expect to
be relieved the authorities said. "Why, we thought
you liked it. You hadn't complained." He then
served off the coast of Kenya, and eventually transferred to the R.N.V.R. in search of action ... at
much lower pay.
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The R.N.V.R. sent him back to the Indian
Ocean as First Lieutenant of a large repair ship
with the unlikely name of H.M.S. Gombroon. The
Gombroon served in India, Burma and India again.
Brit got his discharge early in 1946 and returned to
Africa, where he is now Assistant to the Consulting Geologist of Anglo-American Corporation of
South Africa, which is the most powerful mining-
house in Africa ... it owns six gold mines on the
East Rand, one in the far west, and very large interests in the new goldfield in the Orange Free
The Corporation is also consulting geologists
to De Beers, the big diamond company, and to the
great mines  of the  Rhodesian  copper-belt.
Brit will be remembered, by older graduates,
principally as a rugby player (four years McKechnie Cup). He has played more or less ever since,
though he is now 42. He even played in Iraq and
India (while humming "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," no doubt.)
During the tedium of the Gulf he found he was
not onlv a sea-going geologist but a gifted artist as
well (both comic and serious), especially in portraiture. As will be seen in this portrait by Nancy
Lister of Johannesburg, he is also the cause of art
in others. This work was painted just after his
discharge and just before he in turn discharged his
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Page   12
The Graduate Chronicle *   PERSONALITIES   *
BROWN, '28
An interested visitor returning to the campus
for Homecoming was H. Leslie Brown, veteran
Canadian trade commissioner now posted to Johannesburg, South Africa. Elected president of the
Alma   Mater   Society   in   1927-28   on    the    slogan,
"Brown will build the gym," he expressed keen interest in the present Memorial Gym campaign.
While at U.B.C. Leslie was a prominent intercollegiate debater and in addition to his term as
president served on council as junior member.
He has been with trade commissions in London,
Mexico City, and Capetown.
Phil Nimmons, leader of a popular campus orchestra in his undergrad years, is now studying
music at the Juillard School of Music in New York
on scholarship. Phil was a staff musician with the
C.B.C. after graduation.
Paul Andrews Buck, rangy ex-junior member,
is at the University of California at Berkeley as a
graduate student. Paul joined the R.C.A.F. after
graduating and was on the staff of the Experimental Station at Summerland after discharge.
Another south-of-the-border post grad is Harry
Gruenberg, who received his M.A. Sc. in 1944 and
was on the staff at LT.B.C. for a year.
Dr. S. N. F. Chant was heading for Ottawa
in the interests of the university veterans. . . .
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December, 1946
By ART SAGER, Arts '38
We spoke too soon—our face is red. In the last
issue of the Chronicle, we of the Players' Club
Alumni, heralded in grand style the coming production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our
Teeth." Well, at the last moment, Mavor Moore—
CBR Drama Director and our producer—got homesick for Toronto (believe it or not) and went back
there. We have it from his own lips that this
unheard-of move had nothing whatever to do
with the climate. In any event, we were sorry to
see him go, and we would like to extend our apologies to all our fans. By the skin of our collective
teeth we'll make another attempt at the play next
Meanwhile, we've not been twiddling our
thumbs. A quick change in tactics, and two one-
act plavs were in rehearsal. These are to be staged
(past tense, and add "successfully" if the Chronicle
reaches you late) to an informal group of club members and friends in the Brock Main Lounge on Saturday, .December 7th. This is a "Work-shop" performance in very comfortable surroundings and
there's a small nominal charge for refreshments.
Appearing for the first time as a director, actor
Archie Bain produces K. B. Nicholson's happy comedy, "Meet the Missus." The cast includes "Bud"
Cummings, Jean Christie and "Blackie" Lee. In
the second play, man of many parts, Tom Lea,
emerges again as a producer. The pla}' is "Fumed
Oak," Xoel Coward's satirically-flavoured comedy.
Don Wilson, Shirley Yeo, Betty Byng-Hall and
Sally Phillips enact the story of the unhappy husband who kicked over the traces.
Plans are now complete for the spring program.
They call for the performance in April of a light
comedy, a type of play for which the club has received considerable attention. A performance is
scheduled for the graduation ceremonies.
For the Spring play—we're pleased to announce
—that we've been able to secure the services, as Director, of Susan Fletcher, well-known in theatrical
circles both here and in Eastern Canada. She's had
a wide experience as actor, stage manager and producer, and has worked in the States with Margaret
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Don Wilson is the chairman of the play-selection committee, and we're confident that he will
cull out a winner before Christmas.
Announcement of the Spring play will be made
at the first General Meeting in the new year, now
planned for early in January. Also to be presented
and hotly discussed at this meeting will be the revised constitution which has been giving- Cvril
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Page 14
The  Graduate Chronicle Ex-Pubsters and the Fourth Estate
By A. T.
The suggestion that a school of journalism be
created at U.B.C, put forth by the editors of the
B.C. Division. Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association, at their Harrison Hot Springs Conference, has caused much discussion during recent
In actual fact, although it is certainly not listed'
in any university calendar that we have seen, such
a school has unofficially been in existence on our
campus for some twenty-five years. We refer, of
course, to the Publications Board of the Alma Mater
Society. Before scoffing at this seemingly impertinent statement, just take a look at the record of a
few of the graduates from this school. Many of
them, we feel sure, will admit that the time and effort expended on this extra-curricular activity stood
them in good stead in pursuing their post-graduate
The editorial room
of the three Vancouver dailies are liberally staffed with ex-
pubsters. In the Sun
Tower ex - UBC
newsmen h a v e a
strangle - hold on the
editorial posts. Hal
Straight, who started
writing for the 'Sun'
while at Varsity,
climbed into the
managing editor's office via the sports
His   city   editor,   Hi-
mie   Koshevoy,   was
the     Publications
Board's     editor - in -
chief in  1931. Pierre
LIONEL SALT Berton, Jim  McFar-
lane, senior editors of the "Ubyssey" in 1941 and
1940 respectively, and Wally Gillespie, a 1941 associate editor, all pound typewriters in the same department, while on the sports page Lee Straight,
1940 "Totem" sports editor, keeps tab on hunters
and fishermen. Starting her journalistic career as
an "Ubyssey" associate editor in 1928, Mamie Ma-
loney currently turns out a women's column in the
"Sun."   The    Pub's    1944   photography editor, Art
PATON, '42
Jones, is putting his shutter-clicking experience to
good use on the same paper.
Gordon Root, sports editor of the campus journal in 1932, is now on of the "Province's" senior reporters, specializing in doings political. Norman
Hacking, editor-in-chief of the Publications Board
in 1934, and Van Perry, who was a "Ubyssey" associate editor in 1939, also make their living in the
editorial offices facing Victory Square. Janet Berton (nee Walker) graduated from her role as Mary
Ann in 1941 to that of Diana Gray in her "Province" debut.
Toilers into the wee-small hours at the "News
Herald" editorial offices include Lionel Salt,
"Totem" editor in 1942; Mardee Dundas, editor-in-
chief in 1946; Denis Blunden, "Ubyssey" senior editor in 1945; John Green, "Totem" editor in 1944,
and Reg Jessup, a "Ubyssey" columnist in 1939.
Marg Salt (nee Reid), who headed the Publications
Board in 1944, worked for the morning sheet until
resigning to follow a housewife's career a few-
months ago.
Several ex-pubsters have put their journalistic
talents to use in the field of radio. Among them are
Dorwin Baird, 1938 "Ubyssey" senior editor, now
program director at CJOR; Dick Elson, 1937
"Ubyssey" sports editor, who manages the CBR
newsroom, and Pat Keatley, "Totem" associate editor in 1940, who handles public relations for the
same station.
While most UBC grads going into journalism
started with Vancouver papers, several have since
travelled far afield. Bob Elson and Stu Keate, as
reported in the last issue of this magazine, are with
the "Time" organization in Washington, D.C, and
New York respectively. Zoe Bieler (nee Brown-
Clayton), the Publications Board's editor-in-chief
in 1937, is a featured writer on the "Montreal Standard" staff. Another feminine alum, Marg Francis
(nee Ecker) "Ubyssey" features editor in 1935, had
the distinction while working for Canadian Press,
of being the only woman war correspondent at the
surrender signing ceremony in North Wrest Europe.
Andy Snaddon, 1943 Publications Board chief, is
now with the editorial staff of the "Calgarv Herald." while John Scott .editor-in-chief in 1945, has
taken a public relations job in Chicago.
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Page 15 SPORT
Poem To a Big Block Sweater
(To be sung to the tune of Alice Blue Gown, if
you have enough nerve.   All together now.)
Oh, my tight little Varsity blue.
I remember when first I got you ;
With a self-conscious laugh,
I  would stroll through the caf,
And in self admiration, was terrific,  I  knew.
It's been long since you draped my old frame,
And today is the Homecoming game;
Tn the years since your issue,
Much adipose tissue
Marks memories of undergrad fame.
In the raw, rah days when required reading was
College Humor and John Held Jr., Homecoming appeared to be something like a cross between a national convention of Grand Vizers and a directors'
meeting; and the kiddies weren't to wait up for
Daddy but Mama might. In these stories the Hero,
poor but honest, meets Big Business, rich and who
knows? Does this difference in status, this mal distribution of doubledoons, spoil the day? Certainly
not, for Hero and Business were the forward pass
combination that allowed State to beat Western
away back when.
B. B. doesn't forget this and pretty soon Hero
is off the milk route, Mary (wife) is off to get rid
of that lingering cough and Susan (daughter) is
snatched from a fate worse than a mink coat and
five gets you two if that new friendship between
Susan and Jim (B.B.'s son) doesn't develop, but
Homecoming was a little different at Varsity
this year. A lot of tomorrow's grads and citizens
were already at home on the campus, the matter
of a war postponing their changeover from undergrad to grad. Greetings were not so much "Do you
remember the time we stole the Dean's car to
scrounge hot dogs" as "Remember the time we
stole the Colonel's jeep to scrounge a pig." But
just as Varsity, with added faculties and facilities,
is growing, so Homecoming will grow into something extra special.
In the best traditions, we now have a big game
for Homecoming. In the worst traditions, we lost
it. Playing their first season in Northwest Conference American football, Thunderbirds lost to College of Idaho. They have also lost to everyone
else but not by any 66-0 score that marked their
earlier experiments with the U.S. code.
Many experts feel that the bulge in manpower,
the training in high school, junior Board of Trade
and Vancouver College grid, Varsity will be a football power in that small conference and some day,
Southern Cal or Stanford may be at Point Grey for
*        *        *
Some pretty prominent athletes took in Homecoming, attending the Big Block luncheon and the
sport events, proving that U.B.C. has a fair sport
tradition right now. . . . That grad hoop team that
played the Thunderbirds would have been close to
national supremacy not so far back, with Jim Bardsley, Hunk Henderson, Rann Matthison, Ken
"Hooker" Wright, Sandy Robertson, Brud Matheson, Gordy Sykes and such . . . They lost, by the
way, but only by a basket. Gordon Root came over
from the Press Gallery in Victoria for the show.
Probably the only Varsity quarterback to be booted
over a goal line for a touchdown (the first time we
won a Hardy Cup) Root would take some booting
now. . . . Ranji Mattu, John Pearson and Gus Car-
michael were among other grid greats around, and
Ralph Thomas of track, John Allardyce, Jimmy
Sinclair and numerous other ruggers were noted.
One of the tests of athletic greatness is passing
*,n knowledge and leadership after the old strip is
put away in mothballs . . . Many B.C. men, happily,
are doing this. Bob Osborne, of course, as hoop
mentor and Athletic Director, has it as a job. Good
looking Roy Haines is head rugby coach on the
campus and doing a job with a flock of cubs . . .
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As revealed elsewhere on these pages, the War
Memorial Gymnasium Fund Drive is, frankly, going very badly.
Despite a plethora of publicity and the alleged
support of a great many business and social groups
in Vancouver the $500,000 objective is still more
than $300,000 away.
All the more depressing is the fact that the Campaign has been running more than a year.
In the first instance the campaign has been badly
run and directed since its inception. People not
trained in the peculiar trade known as promotion
have attempted to take over a job that was too big
for them.
Then again, contrary to advice presented in the
formative stages of the Drive, that there were too
many demands on the public purse, the Committee
went right ahead with its plan, the Community
Chest, War Services Benefits and the Red Cross
Despite all this, approximately $185,000 has been
collected—although most of it from sources other
than public subscription—and on that score alone,
perhaps, the Drive justifies itself.
In any case the campaign has progressed so far
and the public has been aroused to such a great extent that a failure cannot be allowed. It would be
to the eternal disgrace of the University of British
Columbia if this campaign were to fall short of its
One of the reasons for the slump in the War
Memorial Drive is directly due to the fact that
many of the organizations counted on, and legitimately so, by the Committee for active support,
have failed miserably to pull their weight.
High on that list are the alumni of our University.
Out of a total of $175,000 collected so far the
alumni of U.B.C. have contributed the fantastically
small amount of $4,500. It would be no mere assumption to say that there are at least 50 graduates of this University who could contribute that
amount on their own behalf.
What is the matter with our graduates? There
are 7000 graduates and the return to the gymnasium
fund has been less than one dollar a head.
How can the War Memorial Committee go to
the public and solicit support for the Gymnasium
when those people, allegedly more interested in
that institution than any other group, the Alumni,
have themselves failed to make any sizeable contribution ?
Wrhen graduates leave the University for the
last time, they are called upon in only a very few
instances to repay the University for all the benefits they have obtained and enjoyed whilst on the
campus. On the other hand the University, rapidly developing as the economic, social, educational and scientific centre of this whole province, is
constantly contributing to the welfare of every
person in British Columbia and never ceases to aid
and assist its graduates in too many forms to
Whatever charge is made against University
graduates, there seems to be no defense of gratitude anywhere.
The unnatural apathy of our graduates to the
welfare of the University of British Columbia is
unexplainable. While many Vancouver businessmen, with little or no connection to U.B.C, band
together to assist the Gymnasium campaign as
"friends of the University", members of the alumni
don't bother to support it in any form whatsoever.
If the War Memorial Gymnasium Campaign
fails, then look in your mirror, fellow graduate, and
say, "I let my University down."
This is one of those rare occasions when the
University in return asks for help. All it asks is
enough money to build a gymnasium in honor of
the fallen Sons of British Columbia and concurrently
the chance to provide physical education facilities
which will be instrumental in improving the health
of the peoples of this province.
If this to some is too much to ask, then they
cease to be real alumnus of the University because
the true alumnus carries a duty to his University
over into his post-graduate life.
On the other hand if any alumnus thinks, perhaps, the University of British Columbia means as
much as a five dollar bill to him, then let him dig-
down in his pocket and make it ten.
December, 1946
John Pearson, Comm. '40, has been appointed to
an executive position with Swift's in Portland,
Drs. Douglas and Kenneth Telford have returned from the services and resumed their practices in Vancouver.
David Nichols and wife Sadie White, have
moved to Chemainus with the H. R. MacMillan Export Co.
Anatole Zaitzefeb, S.A. '31, has returned after
three years in prison camp in Hong Kong and
Japan. He now has his own importing and exporting business in Vancouver.
Frank Ladner, Sc. '33, was awarded the M.C.
during his service in Italy. He is married and back
in Vancouver—now works with Barrey Roofing.
Group Capt. John Plant, Sc. '31, is community
officer at the Jericho Station of the R.C.A.F.
Raymond Foster, '43, is now in the Department
of Forest Pathologv, Toronto, working towards
a Ph.D.
Sandy Nash, Arts '41, Forestry '46, is now with
the Dominion Forestry Service in Ottawa. He is
married to Lorna MacFarlane of Montreal.
Jack Kask, '28, is American Government representative in the study of fisheries in Japan.
Arthur Johnson, '35, has joined the B.C. group
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The Graduate Chronicle TABLOID
Marion Albert,  17-year-old  U.B.C. girl, chosen as
Joker Initiate washes face of famous Birks clock. beauty queen of Western Canadian Universities.
Tom Brown, Mrs. Lett, Mrs. Brown and Sherwood Lett get together for a chat
during U.B.C.'s homecoming.
December, 1946
Art Stuff
Ira Dilworth, former head of the Department of English
at the University of
British Columbia
Columbia and presently Regional Director of British Columbia's draggy Canadian Broadcasting
outlet, was elected
president o f The
Community Arts
Council in Vancouver ... a new group
—the first of its kind
in Canada — it was
formed according to
President Dilworth
to "increase and
broaden cultural opportunities in Vancouver" . . . Following Dilworth into
the   new  venture  as
directors were several U.B.C. graduates including
Pat Keatley '42, Eleanor Gibson '38, Marjorie Ag-
new '22, Ken Caple '27, Leonard Chatwin '43, Gordon Hilker '34, Irene McAfee '21, Donald McRae
'30, U.B.C. President Norman McKenzie and Prof.
F. H. Soward.
It looked like a U.B.C. monopoly. . . .
Turkey Talk
Jack Dorman, Varsity golfer, who left U.B.C.
last year to manage a turkey farm on Lynmour
mountainside, turned up in the local papers saying
turkeys were lovable and friendly creatures ....
with said turkeys at nearly 40 cents a pound wholesale and nearly 1700 of them at Dorman's farm,
Jack could smile benevolently and call them what
he liked. . . .
Professor A. K. Lloyd, president of the B. C.
Tree Fruits Ltd., took time out during a dance of
the University Aggie students in the Commodore
to take a blast at Mr. and Mrs. consumer . . . said
Lloyd, "The farmer has been exploited for a long
time, but the time is coming when he won't stand
for it any longer . . . the farmers will be forced to
unionize" ... it must have been the Commodore's
chicken a la king that prompted the outburst. . . .
Professor Henry F. Angus, U.B.C.'s Ottawa-
favored Scottish economist, is usually a pretty
bone-dry lecturer . . . but last week he teamed with
an enterprising Joker's club member and brought
the Economics house down . . . Prof. Angus, who
had just got off a particularly dusty joke, was
amazed to see his class in convulsions . . . unknown
to the good Professor, a Joker had thrust his head
through the curtains behind him and had started
to lather his face with shaving soap . . . Professor
Angus  is  rumored  to  be  looking for  a  theatrical
Dr. Stewart Jamieson had his moments, too,
during a lecture last week and did a quick switch
to get out of an embarrassing situation. . . . Just
after Dr. Jamieson had started to discuss with
some disfavor, and pass judgment on the painters'
union ... a gang of painters arrived to start work
on the hut in which he was lecturing . . . noting he
was outnumbered, he quickly changed the subject
and another U.B.C. class verged on hysterics.
Bert Wales, Arts' 26, learned a great deal about
communtations, permutations and particularly
about interest on money when he was an undergraduate at U.B.C. in the twenties ... he put his
knowledge to work twenty years ago and the result
was a nifty $500 donation to the War Memorial
Fund . . . during the first year at Varsity, the class
of '26 decided to operate a hot-dog stand. Class
Treasurer Bert invested the money and accumulated the $500. ... "I wish I could do as well for
myself," was Bert's only comment. . . .
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie was on his way to Ottawa to attend an executive committee meeting of
the National Conference of Canadian Universities
which he heads. While D.V.A. officials were trying to think up excuses to be out of town . . . MacKenzie, with the best shopping record and reputation in the country, was also going to carry with
him a brief for the undergraduate veterans and Ottawa officials weren't looking forward to seeing the
man to whom they can't say No. .
Merle Rose, the New Westminster beauty, who
gave the campus boys of the  1939-43 era a thrill,
Page 20
The Graduate Chronicle PERSONA LI TIES
was heading for Toronto and a new position as a
Fashion Expert . . . For the past few seasons a
fashion commentator for the Hudson's Bay Company in Vancouver, Merle Shields was reported
"fed up" with the scenery around here. . . .
Distant Fields
Jimmy Hood, Arts '42, is a cracker-jack French
scholar and by all indications an expert wife-picker
(see above). . . . News of Hood came out of France
last month and all of it was good . . . after picking
up a 50,000 franc scholarship at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Jimmy married a fellow-student,
Mile. Colette Bonnet, 21-year-old daughter of the
comptroller-general of posts, telegraphs and telephones in Paris. . . . Jimmy's wife is a fashion
writer whose articles appear regularly in French
newspapers. ... A first-class honors graduate in
1942, Jimmy Hood was showing no signs of slowing
up in 1946.". . .
Tim Buck, the Communist, was the centre of a
tempest in a teapot on the campus following a Students' Council order that he would not be permitted
to speak at the University ...
Bill Orchard, whom Varsity grads will affectionately remember as being the most benevolent
cop in the world, was badly needed Out in the Area
. . . This month so many speeding tickets were
given Varsity students for speeding along the
boulevard that a special magistrate was set up to
hear cases . . . average about six a' week . . . old
grads will be disposed to think that times have
changed since even the greenest freshman could tie
up Bill Orchard's heart and the pending ticket. . . .
Arthur Harper, son of Mr. Justice Harper of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia, and a member
of the legal firm of Campbell and Harper, was embarking on a public career . . . The good-looking
young lawyer was running as a candidate for the
Vancouver Parks Board in the December elections
coming up for December 11. . . .
Alex Fisher, well known as former Assistant
City Police Court Prosecutor, was accompanying
Harper into the election whirl as a candidate for
alderman of the City Council . . . both popular . . .
and qualified, both were expected to do well at the
polls as Non-Partisan condidates.
Doug Brown, Arts '33, was behind the scenes of
the forthcoming elections . . . Brown, another prominent young Vancouver lawyer, was plumping for
Alumni brothers Fisher and Harper. He is past
president of the  Non-Partisan Association.
Dr. M. Y. Williams, head of the department of
geology at U.B.C, came out with the portentious
announcement last week that the province of British Columbia was coming out of the Ice Age. . . .
Dr. Williams said the province was heading for a
warmer climate, shorter winters and the prospect
of its inhabitants sitting drinking mint julips on
the front porch as late as November 15 . . . one
catch . . . Dr. Williams predicted that the change
would take place in about 10,000 years . . . too late
for present graduates to worry about. . . .
Lt.-Col. Tom Brown, Past President of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association, made the address at
the Vancouver cenotaph on Armistice Day before
a crowd of several thousand . . . said Col. Brown,
"They were not thinking of profit or gain for themselves. There could be no gain at the price they
paid. Those we honor lost their lives in the service
of Canada. . . .
Lt. - Col. H. F. E.
Smith last month
was appointed industrial and trade representative for British
Columbia in the
United Kingdom . . .
after a two month
tour of the province
to learn its requirements at first hand.
Col. Smith will leave
for his office at B.C.
House in London,
Eng. He will be attached to the executive staff of the
Agent General.
Col. Smith, a resident here since 1908,
was for many years
connected with
Smith, Davidson &
Wright Ltd. ... He
served overseas from
1941 to 1946.
Gordon Wallace,
Comm. '42, last
month was appointed
Assistant Manager
for Excelsior Life
Insurance Company
in Vancouver.
December, 1946
Recently, numerous suggestions have been received at the Commerce office on the campus that
a Commerce Graduates' Association be formed. The
word has come back from many graduates that
they are losing contact with their former classmates.
They have expressed the desire that the Commerce
Alumni should form an organization — a branch
within the University Alumni Association—whereby they can share more actively in the development
of the University in general and of the Commerce
Department in particular. Many of the undergraduates, too, wish to join Vancouver's business
world without the necessity of having to relinquish
most of their ties with fellow students.
Such an organization did exist a number of years
ago under the name of the Commerce Graduates
Club. Mark Collins, President for the year 1935-
36, reports that the club was very active for several
years and enjoyed substantial support. However,
due to dynamic business conditions and the small
commerce following of that time it was allowed to
disband before the war.
Again the need for a Commerce association of
alumni is felt. The enrollment of commerce students at present is very large. Prof. Morrow and
his staff would welcome the assistance that a functioning alumni association could render. The Commerce Undergraduate Society has several definite
aims in sight which can only be achieved by Graduate support. The individual students, too, would
benefit greatly by their contacts with men who are
combining academic principles and practical experience.
The benefits of such an association are substantial for the graduates as well. The opportunity will
exist to maintain contact on a social, service and
business level with former classmates; the opportunity will exist to meet, informally, representatives
from all branches of Vancouver's business life; the
opportunity will exist to form such committees as
are thought necessary, e.g., University service, public speaking, sales, purchasing, etc. The possibilities of such an organization are tremendous — the
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alumni ties nor in present alumni dues. It has been
suggested that a banquet be held in the city early
in the New Year at which formative association
steps may be taken. In any event, the organizational machinery has already been prepared whereby the Commerce graduates can be informed of
such coming events.
The importance of having a functioning Commerce Graduates Association cannot be overstated.
The University of British Columbia is continuously
becoming a more important and a more influential
It cannot achieve maximum effectiveness, however, unless it receives full support from an organized, university-conscious alumni.
OTTADA, Aug. 21. — (CP) — Acting Minister
McCann today announced the appointment of Robert Hetherington Parkinson of Regina as supervisor
of welfare services for Saskatchewan.
Mr. Parkinson will work on special welfare
problems connected with the operation of the Family Allowance Act in Saskatchewan. A graduate of
the University of British Columbia in 1941, he was
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The Graduate Chronicle •    WAR   MEMORIAL   GYM    *
Box Score
CASH                 $ 95,000
U. B. C  50,000
ALUMNI 5,000
TOTAL $[175,000
AIM  $ 500,000
News of the University of B. C.'s War Memorial
Gymnasium campaign has carried far from the contains  of  this  Dominion.
But even with that knowledge, the War Memorial Committee was more than just a little pleasantly surprised the other day, when a letter came from
South Africa with a $175 donation from graduates
living on that continent.
The accompanying letter read :
"We hope that the receipt of even such a modest
contribution from far-off South Africa will be helpful in building up the spirit of your campaign."
Contributors   were:
B. B. Brock,  Sc, '26.
Mrs. B. Brock  (nee Barbara Stirling)  Arts '26.
Arthur Rae, Sc. '41, Johannesburg.
Dr. T.  D.  Guernsey,  Sc. '23.
Mrs. Guernsey (nee Isabel Russell( Arts '25.
Andrew Stirling, Sc. '34, Nkana, Northern Rhodesia.
Harry E. Nelems, Sc. '31.
Mrs.  Nelems   (nee  Dorothy  Keillor),  Arts  '30.
Jack C. Hall, Sc. '32, Transvaal.
Mrs. Enid Barnes (nee Gibb), Arts '29, Cape
Leslie  Brown,  Arts  '28.
Mrs. Brown (nee Ruth Fraser)  Arts '26.
The letter was followed by a visit from Leslie
Brown, Canadian Trade Commissioner, whose statistics are recorded  on page   ?
To the grads in dark South Africa let it be
known you have brought a great ray of light to
the W'ar Memorial  campaign.
A paradox you say . . . but not so . . . a donation
has come from far off South Africa . . . while many
are still lacking from graduates right home in Vancouver.
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December, 1946
Page 23 •     WOMEN     *
Dorothy Coombe, '26, recently appointed Executive Director of the Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, graduated with the class of '26, an honour
student in mathematics. She worked for a short
time in a bank and returned to U.B.C. when the
Social Service Course was first established. She
has worked with Family Welfare, where she became
a field supervisor, and she has been until recently
a   supervisor   with   the   Children's   Aid.
Dr. Jean Robertson, B.A. '41, Brit. Col, M.D.
McGill, and D.P.H. (Toronto), is on the staff of the
Metropolitan Health in Vancouver and works at
the University Unit. She is, so far as we know, the
only woman graduate of U.B.C. who has completed
a medical course.
Barbara Pickin, Arts '42, is studying Art in
Connie Brown, 36, is at Columbia University
studying towards a degree in Social Service.
Barbara McPherson is secretary to the head of
the Department of French at Western University.
Also at Western University is Bessie Cheese-
man. Bessie led her class in nursing at Vancouver
General, then decided to enter Medicine, and she
is now in her second year.
Florence Muncie has taken a position at the
Child Clinic in Portland, while husband, Wes, completes a course in dentistry.
Nora Gibson is working on the Executive of the
newly formed Vancouver Arts Council.
Kathleen Webster Belanger, '38, had a new story
published in MacLean's Magazine, its locale, "a
western university by the sea"—the problem, a vet
and his girl.
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Letters reminiscent of "Our Hearts Were Young
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together in London. Audrey Salter, 40, and Zina
Urquhart, '36, travelled from Washington together
and joined Mary Heyer. They work as secretaries,
cope with the cost of living and go on tours.
Mary Hawkins, first in the R.N. examinations
last year, and prize winner in Public Health, is with
the Metropolitan Health in West Van. Christine
Adams Bucklano works with the Saanich Health
Unit. Janet McLean-Bell is with the Child Guidance Clinic in Vancouver. Ann Baker, '45, is with
the V.O.N, in Burnaby. Nancy Bolton, '45, is with
the V.O.N, in Surrey. Dorothy Morris, '46,, is with
the Provincial Board of Health at Saanich.
Dorothy Bruce, '31, who has been a Lieutenant
in the W.R.C.N.S., is now teaching at Sprott-Shaw
in Victoria.
Jean Witbeck, '32, is in the Library at Point
Grey. Margaret Rathie, '32, is teaching at Temple-
ton. Margaret Large has moved to John Oliver,
as has Rose Whelan, '36. Lois Reid, '45, joins the
staff at Lord Byng Junior High, and Erica Nalos,
'45, at Kitsilano. Marian Sproule Bicknell, '30,
after eighteen months with the St. John Ambulance
Corps Overseas has returned to West Van. High.
Norma Smith, '31, has moved from Chilliwack to
North Vancouver.
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"I'm much too busy to take on anything else —
now I wonder just where we've heard that before !
Franklv, that seems to be the position in which
manv Alumni find themselves. It's not a lack of
genuine interest in their Association and Alma
Mater, it's just a lack of hours in a day and days in
a week.
But it is amazing what just a little thought and
a little action will do in keeping the needs, problems and benefits of U.B.C. before our fellow members and friends in the community. That's win-
Branches were born ... to maintain closer contact
with U.B.C. ... to stage periodic and nostalgic reunions . . . but not to hold a prolonged and frequent series of mass meetings.
If we want our University to expand and progress and play its destined role in the commuiity,
then we're the ones to do it.
lust a little sustained interest and support, individually, goes a long way when it's added up.
Notes: Those Alumni Record forms are still
rolling in . . . The latest? . . . One filled out by
Harry Shaw (B.A.Sc. '32). Harry's manager of the
Bakerite Co. Federal Inc. U.S.A. . . . and a progressive employer. His address. 1432 Sinza Road,
Shanghai. His request: A Chinese Canadian graduate who can speak either Shanghai or Mandarin
dialect. . . . It's certainly "no soap" with Les Car-
bert (B.A. '46). Les. who stood on some kind of
soap box with Pete McGeer (B.A. '44) as one of
Magee High School's debating team, was on a
U.B.C. McGowan cup team which was a winner.
(Dick Bibbs, 1st Vice-President of our Association
and a B.A. Sc. '45, was with Pete on that one.)
Grad student Carbert wrote home about the suds
(cleaning) shortage of Columbia University—he'd
like to get a lather up! . . . Gladstone E. (Bus)
Ryan (Sc. '38) joined the paid-up ranks the other
day, remarking that he was "doing (his) best to
build a better U.B.C." Bus is busy these days directing campus construction work with Associated
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Engineering. . . . Add "Back-to-Civvy-Street" ; Dr.
Art Bagnafl (B.A. '32), Medico Art was with the
7th Light Field Ambulance, 5th Armoured Div.,
C.A.O. . . . Congratulations and good luck to Francis (Luke) Moyls (B.A. '46). Luke's taken on the
big task of Graduate Manager of Athletics. The
job's a first-timer—and due! . . . Bouquets and best
wishes to genial Art Harper (B.A. '34), Alumni Executive member, on his selection as a Park Commissioner candidate in the next Vancouver elections. . . . At this Fall's Homecoming Dinner (the
Decade Classes' entertainment was a hit). . . . Milt
Owen (B.A. '34), President of our Association in
'37, forwarded another welcome cheque to the
Gym Fund. This contribution was from the "()c-
casionals," those Varsity Grad English ruggers
who formerly competed in the Vancouver City
League. "We're the Rugby Club . . ." Earliest
Big Block winner at the annual Luncheon in
the Brock (hard-working Big Block President
Harry Franklin did a swell job) was Dr. John
(Biology & Botany) Allardyce, the '19 grad
who is the retiring 3rd Vice-President of our Association. Said John, attired in a neat single-
breasted suit, "we didn't get sweaters in those days
. . . didn't have the money" . . . U.B.C. Legion
Branch's Business Manager John McKenzie
dropped into your Alumni office with his fees the
other day. John's one busy fellow. Lopes from his
new lectures to the Legion office to Little Mountain, the latter being the latest student hut settlement. ... It would appear that U.B.C. Alumni are-
taking over as Army Staff Officers on Canadian
campuses. Russ Shaneman, elder son of Mrs. F. W.
Smelts, and an Arts & Commerce grad from U.B.C.
in '32, holds the same appointment at O.A.C.,
Guelph. Ontario, as does fellow Lieut.-Colonel and
Alumnus Richard McDougall (B.A. '34) at U.B.C.
Both are Resident Staff Officers . . . Russ' brother
Jack (B.A. '35, B. Comm. '36) is back on the campus taking special Aggie courses. Reason : He intends to "general manage" one farm.
Our Congratulations and
Best Wishes
Page 26
The  Graduate Chronicle PRESIDENT'S REPORT 1945-46 ♦
Ladies and gentlemen :
It is with pleasure that I am able to report that
during the past year membership and interest in
vour association has continued to increase.
The two main factors in this have been the
work of our Secretary-Manager, Mr. Frank J. E.
Turner, and the excellence of our publication, the
Graduate Chronicle.
The appointment of a full-time and salaried
Secretary-Manager was mentioned at the last annual meeting and was actually made last December.
This step by the Alumni Association was made
possible by the far-sighted attitude of the Board
of Governors in making a substantial grant towards
the expenses and of the administration in facilitating the establishment of the office on the campus.
It is unnecessary to draw- your attention to the
high standards which have been reached by the
Graduate Chronicle, the credit for which is owing
to Darrell Braidwood and his assistants. Early in
the year your executive decided that a wider circulation was justified and the publication and distribution of 5000 copies per issue was authorized.
Results have proved gratifying. Paid-up membership is at its highest level, several new branches
have been formed and others revived. Alumni
generally have been taking a more active interest
in the affairs of the university. I think too that
there is some possibility of a connection between
our increased activities and the increased public
interest being shown in the University and manifested in such manner as the increased number of
scholarships which have been made available to
Our increased activities have not been without
cost and our deficit in the current year is in excess
of $500.    As this is roughly the difference between
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the grant from the Board of Governors and our
salary commitment, and as our expenses have obviously increased by much more than that of salary alone, I think you will agree we have done well
to keep the figure this low. A measure of the future
is given by the fact that already fees paid in advance on account of next year exceed those received
and taken into account for the current year.
I should at this time wish to express the thanks
of your association to the University for their assistance during the past year. The Chancellor and
the President have been especially helpful and have
at all times been ready to discuss our problems or
to take us into their confidence in a most candid
manner on the affairs of the University.
I should also like to thank my fellow members
of the executive. We have had a busy year with
many long executive meetings and interest and enthusiasm were never lacking. Several, for reasons
of our constitutional limitations or the pressure of
personal affairs, are not standing for re-election. I
know, however, that advice of such stalwarts as
Ted Baynes will continue to be sought by the incoming and future executives, and that all who have
served on the executive will continue their present
intense interest in the University and the Alumni
Respectfully  submitted,
W. TOM BROWN, President.
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A quiet spoken, precise Vancouver scientist,
working in three converted army huts on the campus of the University of British Columbia, holds
the key to hundreds of new jobs in British Columbia.
Dr. Stephen Maddigan. brilliant young 1930
U.B.C. graduate, who left a job with a big Eastern
U.S. firm to take over the reins of British Columbia's government-sponsored Research Council,
moves daily from test tube to blast furnace, supervising the 30 research workers who are opening up
new industrial fields in everything from sand to
The B.C. research council is practically unique
in North America.
The first provincial government-backed research
scheme in Canada (other provinces are quickly following its lead), it has no counterpart in the United
States, where most research is subsidized by private
It is just over two years old.
This year the provincial government has granted
it more than $100,000 for research.
Dr. Maddigan hints that that's just a drop in the
Dr. Stephen Maddigan, brilliant head of the
B. C. Research Council, looks up from his
microscope in the converted army hut which
has become his laboratory.
Private industry, which stands to benefit most
from the research done by the council, has subscribed a total sum less than half of that granted
by the government.
Stephen Maddigan hopes to prove—by actual results—that no industrial concern can do without
extensive research any more than it can do without
The job of the council is two-fold.
First, it's there to provide technical and research
information for all industries in the province, to
develop new industries, to iron out problems causing money losses to industries as a whole. That's
what the government pays for.
Secondly, it's there to investigate special problems for certain industrial firms. The industries
concerned pay for this themselves.
Right now, tests are being carried on on high
temperature building materials that previously
couldn't be marketed effectively by B.C. producers
because they didn't come up to insurance company
The council's tests will study the resistance of
various types of asbestos board and advise on
methods of bringing them up to specification.
Most of this private industrial work done by
the council is strictly under cover.
But Dr. Maddigan isn't so reticent on the public
work being carried out.
Neat piles of seaweed in one of the labs are
outward evidence of one of the council's major
tasks — which, if successful, will mean a tremendous secondary industry for the province and hundreds of new jobs.
A suspending agent called "agar," when taken
from B.C. seaweed, is invaluable in the manufacture of ice creams, gelatin desserts and puddings.
A second family of seaweed produces a similar
agent known as algenic acid, which will be useful
in the basic industry and in plastic-type materials.
As a result of the B.C. research, housewives
ultimately may be able to buy gelatin desserts in
a transparent package which itself will be soluble
in hot water—all made from seaweed.
Nobody will have to tear these packages open.
The whole thing will become part of the dessert.
A fruit type dye will carry the advertising on the
Page  28
The Graduate Chronicle LIFE INTO B.C. INDUSTRY
(Reprinted from Vancouver Sun)
A new type of lumber—harder than any hardwood, but made from B.C. soft-woods — is being-
tested and experimented on by the council.
It's called compregwood and is better than plywood.
It's made by impregnating- B.C. lumber with
plastics, and subjecting it to heat and pressure.
The fine finish goes right through the wood —
won't wear off with planing.
One of the biggest industrial jobs now being
undertaken is the problem of reclaiming silica sand
used in local foundries.
Because the foundries are the key to the entire
metal business in the province, the council is concentrating its energies on cheaper steel production.
Sand brought in from Portland has its cost
raised from $2 a ton to $10, scientists point out.
If they can find a method of reclaiming the sand
already in use in the small foundries here, then they
have achieved a substantial monetary saving.
This month, Dr. Maddigan's associates indicated
that the knotty problem was nearing successful
It is only the first step in an ambitious foundry
program of research being planned for the time
when the council's foundry experimental station
opens at the Technical School.
Dr. Maddigan, who graduated from UBC in
1930, is glad to be back in British Columbia. He
is a strong believer in research.
"A big eastern chemical firm recently admitted
that 75 per cent of their business was obtained
through research alone—some of which had taken
five to 15 years to complete," he points out. "We
can't expect miracles in two years."
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He believes, however, that present successful
operations at the laboratories will slowly convince
B.C. industries that research is a necessity.
The council takes up most of Dr. Maddigan's
A quiet man. with ash-blonde hair and a thin
moustache, he is known among his friends as a droll
and amusing conversationalist when he puts in an
appearance at the occasional party.
Like all scientists, he has definite views on the
atomic bomb.    He wishes it had been a failure.
He has little time for reading' outside of the
regular supply of scientific periodicals which pour
through his office. He plays an occasional golf
game, gardens when he has to. His only hobby is
At the office with his associate, Vernon Grigg.
he answers the dozens of questions that are part of
the Technical Information Service supplied by the
council. He supervises various council projects,
plans new research schemes, goes into huddles with
industrialists who have research headaches, often
visits plants in the province.
His evenings (when he is not working overtime)
are spent at home with his wife and young son,
Billy, keeping up with the scientific world and listening to Italian operatic recordings which he likes
because "I can hear them and still keep on
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The Summerland Group is at present meeting
every two months. Meetings are well attended, between 20 and 25 alumni usually being present. At
a recent meeting new officers were elected. These
were : President, Mr. A. K. Macleod, Vice-president,
Mrs. R. C. Palmer, and Secretary, Mr. A. W. Watt.
At a meeting held in June Mrs. Kathleen Strachan
was nominated to .handle distribution of U.B.C.
press releases to the local papers. The local papers
have co-operated very well in printing U.B.C. news
and items frequently appear.
The chief work of the alumni group has up to
the present been the raising of the Summerland
Scholarship Fund. This fund is now within $800
of its objective. The first Summerland pupil to
benefit from the Scholarship is Miss Joan Bennett
who won the scholarship for 1946-47 and is now
studying home economy at U.B.C.
At the last meeting held on Sept. 20th at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Ewart Woolliams a talk
on the present campaign for the U. B. C. War Memorial Gymnasium was given by Mr. Bertram. The
meeting felt, however, that it could not give all out
support to a full scale Gym. campaign in Summer-
land until the balance of the money for the Scholarship Fund had been raised. Members were
sympathetic but firm in their desire to successfully
accomplish one job before tackling another.
Secretary, Xov.  16,  1946.
UBC Alumni Association,
Dear Frank:
This is to advise that a meeting was held last
night here and that we have formed what we hope
will be a permanent alumni branch. We will forward you a complete list of our members at a later
date; in the meantime the officers elected are as
follows :
President, Sam Smith, At
Yice-Pres.,  Isobel  MacKenzie, Home  Kc.
Sec.-Treas., Murray Little, Comm. '35.
We would like to do our bit to raise funds for
the Memorial Gym, but have decided that a house
to house canvass would avail little here. We have
also ruled out the idea of a dance, tag-day, or stage
production, mainly due to the fact that nearly all
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Our idea is to hold a Sunday afternoon movie
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We want you or whoever you know that could
lend the most weight to sell the United Artists or
the Odeon people the idea of allowing us to show
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The Graduate Chronicle POLITICS
for Park Board
Arthur Morrell Harper,
Born and educated in Vancouver, Arthur graduated from U.B.C. in Arts '34, majoring in economics and government. From 1934 to 1037 he served
articles under G. F. Housser of Walsh, Bull ec Co.
In 1937 he was called to the bar and admitted as a
lie was solicitor for the B.C. Security Commission prior to his enlistment in the R.C.N.V.R. in
1942. Tn September, 1945, he was discharged
with the rank of lieutenant. At present he is in partnership with Mr. \V. H. Campbell under the firm
name  of  Campbell  and   Harper.
Mr. Harper is a member of the executive of the
.Alumni Association.
for Alderman
Three candidates in the forthcoming Vancouver
civic elections are graduates of the University of
British Columbia.
Everett J. Irwin,
Born in Kaslo, Everett has lived in Vancouver
since 1910. A graduate of the Provincial Normal
School in Vancouver, he has been on the staff of
the Vancouver schools since 1929. He graduated
from U.B.C. in Arts '37.
He has taken a keen interest in civic affairs and
was president of the West Point Grey Ratepayers'
Association in 1942-43 and again in 1944-45 and is
at present on the executive.
for Park Board
Alex. W. Fisher,
Born in Dundas, Ontario, Alex was brought up
in Fernie, B.C., until his father, the late Justice A.
I. Fisher, was appointed to the Supreme Court.
After receiving his H. Comm. in 1932 and B.A.
in 1932, he studied law at Osgood Hall, Toronto,
graduating in 1936. He started practicing law in
Vancouver in 1937.
From 1937 to 1944 Alex was Honorary Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver Canadian Club,
serving on the executive 1944 to 1946. After serving
as assistant City Prosecutor from 1942 to March.
1946, he was recalled in September, 1946, and still
holds that position.
Mrs. Fisher (Lois Marion Tourtellotte) is also
a U.B.C. alum., a member of Arts '31.
(Too late to catch this issue of the Chronicle
other than as a last-minute note is the Eleventh
Hour announcement by U.B.C graduate
Thomas A. Alsbury, that he would accept the
C.C.F. nomination as mayoralty candidate in
the Vancouver civic elections. Mr. Alsbury is
presently vice-principal of Grandview High
School of Commerce.
December, 1946
Page 31 *     NEWS BULLETINS     *
Bursaries totalling more than $46,000 have been
awarded to 261 students according to an official announcement issued Friday by the University of
British Columbia. ,
The new list brings the total value of scholarships and bursaries awarded this year at U.B.C. to
more than $75,000. Some of the students would be
unable to attend University if these awards were
not offered. Nearly 60 per cent of the students at
U.B.C. now receive financial assistance to enable
them to attend.
Special bursaries are offered to 59 students from
24 communities. Of the $6,450 made available
through these bursaries, nearly $3,000 went to Vancouver students.
Dominion-provincial youth training bursaries
and provincial loan funds, valued at $40,000, went
to 203 students from 61 communities, with 61 per
cent of them going to students outside Vancouver.
Under this scheme, students are given 60 per cent
of the award as a bursary and 40 per cent as a loan,
which bears no interest until after graduation.
Surrounded by the colorful robes of faculty
members 206 candidates heard the welcome words,
"I admit you," and received their blue and gold
clad degrees at the 20th annual fall congregation.
President Norman A. M. MacKenzie presented
Dr. S. J. Willis, former deputy minister of education for B.C., to receive an honorary Doctor of
haws degree and Dr. Wilder G. Penfield, Montreal
Institute of Neurology head, to receive an honorary
Doctor of Science degree.
Dr. Penfield was congregation speaker.
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By JAMES BEARD, Arts '47
(James Beard is an able, 25-year-old English playwright
wlx>se plays have been produced over the B.B.C. in.England,
the C.B.S. in the United States, and our own Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation. A veteran of the R.C.A.F., he
won the D.F.C. overseas and plans to return to England
this Spring. He is presently living in Vancouver with his
wife and small son. "La Culture Physique" is apropos the
present gym  campaign.—Ed.  note.)
"What a miserable gym" is a cry that sounds
incessantly through the halls and from the hut-tops
of our own university, but to me it is the echo of a
similar cry heard in different universites many
years ago. The university I attended was in Switzerland and it had no gym at all.
The University of Neuchatel was a small and
highly academic institution and its setting beside
the calm twinkling Lac de Neuchatel was minia-
turesque in its loveliness. The majority of its students were studying for their teaching diplomas in
French literature but there was a noisy minority,
among whom there were many foreigners, sitting
for what corresponds to a "B. Comm." degree in
the Ecole de Commerce, the unloved half-brother
of the normal school. The Registrar was a frail
courteous old gentleman, whose pale face above his
white-wing collar had the colour and texture of the
aging paper-backed French books which stood on
the shelves of his office walls. He bent over my
registration card and provisional time table. "Better
not do too much for your first year here, Monsieur,"
he said.    I agreed.
Since the 'bus that took skiers up to the slopes
behind the town ran only on Saturdays and Sun-
davs, I found myself with quite a few free afternoons and I decided to spend at least three a week
in preserving a certain standard of physical fitness
which was fast deteriorating at the pleasant and
sociable sidewalk cafes, where I spent my other
free afternoons and evenings. It was then that I
began to sympathize with other students, most of
them foreigners like myself, who wrere complaining
at the lack of a university gym. On their advice
I went to see the only gymnasium in town, privately run (for profit) by one Monsieur Pernoud.
Monsieur Pernoud was a barrel of a man. His
bald head was a bung; his swelling chest and stomach were separated by a broad leather belt that was
a metal band stolen from a cooper; and he walked
with the gait of a barrel rolling over cobbled stones.
Flis personality matched his appearance; there is
something jovial, heartwarming, simple, reliable,
yet secretive and gross about a barrel and these
were all in M. Pernoud's character. It was soon
arranged that I should attend the gymnasium three
times a week in company with two other foreign
students and thereby obtain a reduction in the fee
charged. Before I left, he felt my biceps and
lightly punched my waning stomach muscles and
added"   these   Parthian  instructions:    "Before  you
come on Monday," he said, "eat a good lunch. Preferably a good beef-steak."
Now Frenchmen, as a race, are not prone to eating wholesome Anglo-Saxon dishes like beef-steak,
especially in the middle of the day, and the landlady
in my pension, who prided herself on being Parisian
in everything from her accent to her dining table,
would have taken considerable umbrage if I had
dared ask her for such a tasteless oddity at the
luncheon table as a beef-steak. I therefore went to
M. Pernoud's on Monday afternoon, ill prepared in
more ways than one.
Looking at my fellow gymnasts in the changing-
rooms, I felt somewhat better. One of them was a
small thin Greek lad with glasses—five foot six and
one hundred and five pounds—who afterwards
turned out to be a poet. The other was a tall Norwegian, around six foot six, who was likewise underweight, and who had an extremely amiable
Adam's apple that slid up and down his long neck
like a yo-yo. Since the only language we had in
common was French and my French was extremely
inhibited, I didn't have time to ask them whether
they were well prepared with a lunch of beef-steak,
before the booming voice of Monsieur Pernoud
summoned us into the long narrow room, that was
graced with the name of gymnasium.
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Page 3 3 ALUMNI
BRUCE A. ROBINSON, President of
Graduating Classes of '36
That their  Executive is proceeding with plans for
To Be Held at
December 26th,  1946
at 7:00 p.m.
For further information contact your Executive :
Air. Bruce A. Robinson, President
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Mrs. Vic Drver (nee Peggy Wales) Vice-President
Vancouver, B.C. AL. 0774L
Miss Mary Young, Secretary
Victoria,  B.C. 1208 Oliver  St.
Mr. R. V. (Dick)  MacLean, Treasurer
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WOMEN — Continued from page 24
Lucy Berton, '43, has become a secretary in the
office of the President of the University.
Geraldine Whittaker, '29, is an Assistant Primary Supervisor in the Vancouver schools.
Eileen Brown, '42, is with the Film Department
of the University Extension.
Henriette Mackenzie Allardyce, '27, was elected
to the Presidency of the Faculty Women's Club at
our own university for the current vear.
Betty Allen, '32, on leaving the W.R.C.N.S.,
taught three months in Montreal, took a course at
MacDonald College at St. Anne's, and is now at
Franklin School in Vancouver.
The late H. G. Wells said that Technocracy is
"a soundly scientific effort to restate economics on a purely physical basis."
Stuart Chase has called Technocracy "the most
arresting challenge to the American system
that it has ever faced."
The Encyclopedia Americana stated that Technocracy is "the only program of social and
economic reconstruction which is in complete
intellectual and technical accord with the age
in which we live."
From driving dog teams as a public health nurse
in the Peace River Block Helen McArthur, B.A.,
'43, is turning to the job of first national director
of nursing for the Canadian Red Cross Society. ,
She will undertake the closer co-ordination of
nursing with other aspects of the society's activities such as outpost hospitals, Junior Red Cross,
first aid, swimming and water safety. She will also
act as a liason between the nursing profession and
the work of the society and is planning a trans-Dominion trip to get an overall picture of Canadian
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Mrs. Norman Stewart (Frankie Thomson '41)
is home on a visit from Colombia, where husband
Norman Sc. '42, has a position with an oil company.
Alvin Day has left the Research Council at Ottawa to take up a fellowship at the University of
Tennessee. His wife, the former Pat Whelan, '46,
is an assistant in the University Library and a student in the Graduate School.
Alfred Elliott, Arts '32, M.D., Toronto, Med. Sc
D., Columbia, has been appointed professor and
Head of the Department of Ophthalmology in the
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He
has also been appointed chief of the eye department
of the Toronto General Hospital. During the war
he served as Wing Commander in the R.C.A.F., being their senior Eye Specialist Overseas. He received the diploma of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
His wife is the former Jean McNaughton '33, of
Cumberland. Their second daughter, Heather Jean,
was born in Toronto in October.
Allen Buchanan, 24, passed through Vancouver
recently on the way home from a year in Korea as
a civilian official with the American Militarv Government. He is now attached to the Department
of Labour, Washington, D.C.
The new alluring scent . . .
full of romance
and charm . . .
Harold Eckhardt, '37, has returned to his job at
Vancouver Tech after nearly five years in Britain.
Neil Carter, Sc. '25 (Ph.D. McGill) is Dominion
Government Representative with the Army of Occupation in Japan in the study of fisheries.
Jimmy Nielson, '45, saw' service as a captain in
the Engineers, lie returned to take his degree at
Varsity, and is now in charge of the U.D.L. Laboratory.
Charles Claridge, remembered as Sports Editor
of the  Ubyssey, is back at U.B.C. working on M.A.
in  Bacteriology.
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Douglas P. Clark, B.A.. '42, 25-year-old assistant
in U.B.C.'s History Department has succeeded
Breen Melvin as Field Worker in fishermen's Cooperative enterprises and credit unions in the University of B.C. Extension Department. Mr. Melvin is now the new Secretary-Treasurer of the B.C.
Co-operative T^nion.
(leady to.
You have in your mind a list
of people in your community who are
ready to serve you in various capacities
—the doctor, the dentist, the banker,
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My companions went over to a rack on the wall
and chose a pair of lead dumb-bells. Never having
used dumb-bells before, especially the lead variety,
I started the ordinary limbering up exercises detailed by M. Pernoud without them. This was a
mistake' M. Pernoud himself chose me a pair off
the rack, the biggest, heaviest dumb-bells in Switzerland and handed them to me. "Vou want to get
some benefit from these exercises, don't you?" he
roared; and for the next half hour I flourished
dumb-bells with stretched and aching arms.
From the dumb-bells we progressed to the parallel bars where we hung helplessly, trying to emulate our instructor who was touching the wall above
his head with his feet. When the period of suspension was over, we were led into a corner of the
gym for the piece de resistance of the afternoon —
weight-lifting. The Norwegian slunk craftily away
to the showers but the Greek and I didn't make it.
First we hoisted small weights in one hand to our
shoulder and thrust them above our heads; then we
had to show how much we could lift with both
hands. M. Pernoud fastened counterbalancing iron
discs on the ends of an iron rod and handed them
to us. We lifted them to our knees, to our chest;
with a flick of the legs and a straightening of the
back we tried to heave them above our heads; and
failed. As the iron discs hit the floor, M. Pernoud
roared, grabbed at the centre of balance the weights
which we had so miserably failed to lift, and swung
them above his head with one hand. "Do you wish
to know the secret of my strength," he shouted at
us. We nodded. "For the strength you must drink
good red wine and eat the beef-steak."
Gradually as the weeks past my arms ached less
from the dumb-bells and the weights I thrust above
mv head became larger. Then, one afternoon after
the Greek and the Norwegian had fled to the showers, M. Pernoud asked me if I would like to come
back that night and play a game of football—"You
English plav 'le soccer' do you not?"—and he explained that once a week they had a game of indoor
football with goalposts painted on the opposite
walls of the gvm. This invitation coming from M.
Pernoud was something of an honour. I accepted.
That night I saw a new man—a man who could
lose himself thoroughly in a game, shouting, boasting, encouraging, and playing with a combination
of skill and of roughness that was amazing. He
could shoot the ball between the posts from any
angle almost without looking, and he could withstand majestically the onslaught of our entire team
by anchoring himself against the wall bars with
his hands and keeping the ball in a huddle between
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his tirmlv planted feet while we bounced off in our
vain efforts to tackle him. Needless to say his side
won. As we limped to the showers leaving him
fresh and triumphant on the floor, one of my team,
a local lad, sv.id to me: "He is magnificent, isn't
he?" I agreed. "You know his secret. It is the
meat he eats. Why sometimes at dinner he drinks
two bottles of wine and eats a leg of lamb all by
Soon it was summertime and too hot to go to M.
Pernoud's gym. I hadn't seen him for several
months, when one day, just before leaving Switzerland, I went up for a game of tennis at the local
club. We were half way through the first set when
I heard a familiar voice booming and laughing from
the far court. There was M. Pernoud—afterwards
I found out he was the professional of the club —
giving a lesson to a very pretty girl. He was standing on the base line hitting a series of perfect
strokes, long drives, lobs, drop shots, which the girl
was chasing and returning with a great deal of determination. Half-on-hour later they passed behind
our court—the girl hot, tired and obviously out of
breath and M. Pernoud cool, fresh and happy. I
couldn't help overhearing the advice he was giving
her: "For tennis you must have great strength,"
he said, "and for strength, madamoiselle, you must
eat lots of meat, especially the good beef-steak."
And so, gentlemen, when you hear cheerful complaints rising from Alma Mater, be sympathetic.
The present gym is inadequate for the undergrads
to get into good physical shape, and in these days of
meat rationing, it's ten-to-one they can't even follow Mr. Pernoud's advice to go home and eat a
great, big, juicy steak.
. . . they live in similar houses, on the
same street . . . work in the same office
. . . attend the same church.
Come in and talk over the program best
suited to your needs, with your friendly
Crown Life Counsellor, Ralph L.
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Provincial Manager
822 Rogers Bldg.
PA. 7341
Page   36
The  Graduate  Chronicle CORDIAL
1947 is big with promise for
British Columbia. Never in its
history was there a keener interest than there is today in its
opportunities and attractions. In
all parts of the world there is an
eagerness to know what it has to
offer to the capitalist, industrialist, and home-seeker.
It is safe to say that British Columbia was never in healthier or more robust condition, that never has a keener or more soundly-based optimism prevailed.
We are entering a new era, in which new demands will be made upon us all. We
face a future of splendid promise to the young men and women of today.
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind—that this is the day and age of
specialized knowledge, that the key positions, the worth-while posts, in the business and industrial world of the future will go to those whose minds are trained and
disciplined by their years of study and research, whose perceptions have been quickened to grasp the intricacies of the new techniques.
BUSINESS IS MOVING TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. What this means to our young
men and women needs no emphasis. Trained and equipped to take their places in
the industrial picture, this movement of business to British Columbia, this constant
restless search for new and improved methods and processes, opens up a fascinating
field of opportunity.
Deputy Minister
December, 1946
Page 37 THE
Collated by Bruce Bewell
Reverend Hugh McConnell Rae, minister of the
Dunhar Heights United Church, has heen president
of the Vancouver Council of Churches for the past
two years. Previous to this he was president of the
B. C. Conference of the United Church.
Harold Walsh is now in charge of the section
of the Dominion Civil Service which provides all
aids to aeronautical navigation in Canada and Newfoundland.
David Verchere, awarded the M.B.E. recently in
recognition of his services with the B.C. Regiment
( D.C.O.R.) is currently practicing law in Kamloops
with the firm Fulton, Manley and Verchere.
Henry Drummond Dee, pioneer of visual education in Victoria schools, recently received permanent appointment as vice-principal of Victoria High
School when Claude Lane Campbell, '23, became
inspector of schools. Drummond was acting vice-
principal during the war when Claude was on active
service with the Royal Xavy.
Peter Grossman has been appointed librarian of
the Fraser Valley Union Library. Since his discharge from the Canadian Army in 1945 Peter has
been Veterans' Officer with the Department of
Edgar Cameron Reid has returned to the Experimental Station at Saanichton as Research
Horticulturalist. During his service overseas Ed
was teaching in the  Khaki University.
Friends of Alwyn Washington of Princeton will
be glad to hear that his law practice is flourishing
despite the disastrous fire which cleaned out everything last year. Al is president of Princeton Branch
No. 56 of the Canadian Legion.
William Carleton Gibson has returned to McGill
for post-graduate study. After receiving his M.D.
CM. at McGill in '41 Bill interned at the University
of Texas and joined the R.C.A.F., where he was
actively engaged in high altitude research. He is
now working on a diploma in neurology.
Harold Clark Bentall is Director of the Dominion Construction Company, with whom he has
been  continually  employed  since  graduation.
Charles Howatson has completed a year of postgraduate study at U.B.C. following his discharge
fr®m the Canadian army.
Newton Ellis Wolverton, who was meteorologist
with the Department of Transport during the war,
is now an accountant for Wolverton and Company
Ltd., stock and bond dealers. He is director of the
Pacific Investment Corporation Ltd., and Sunset
Mills Ltd.
- -, Statistics...
To Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Morris (Marjorie
Lockyear) at Port Alice, B.C., a son and heir to be
named Michael  Leonard.
To Surgeon-Lt. and Mrs. William K. Lindsay
Arts '42. at Halifax, N.S., a son, young William
To Mr. and Mrs. Hal Cliff '42 (Peggy Dogherty
'45). a daughter, Patricia.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ken Grant '37 (Gloria Palliser)
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Gordon (Dorothy Cum-
mings '39), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Massy (Pat Bibbs '41),
a second daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Brook Tomlinson (Ethel Mac-
Dowell '31), a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Bardsley '34 (Jean Eck-
hardt '42). a second son, Bobbv.
Helen Margaret Anderson married John George
Lawrence Montgomery of Los Angeles on Nov. 21
in Vancouver.    They will reside in Vancouver.
Jessie Day '39 to Chester Matheson '42 in Vancouver.
Margaret Kidd to Jimmy Nielson '45.
Mary Nixon to Geoffrey Marples '41.
Patricia Chenoworth '46 (Kappa) to Douglas
Olive Blair (Alpha Phi) to Terry MacLean
Page 38
The Graduate Chronicle ——-—TT^'^Ttheir employment"
  _ X
AVAILABLE across Canada at offices of the Department of
.   Veterans Affairs are men known as Casualty Rehabilitation
Officers.  These  men,   the  majority  physically  disabled  them-      -*vt,
selves,   have   been   trained   in   modern   techniques   of   placing
physically disabled in positions where they can be 100% efficient.
The approach to the employment
of the approximate 25,000 physically disabled veterans should be
the normal approach. There are
many things of which they are fully
capable. Physical restrictions are
surprisingly few. They should be
employed as are the so-called able
bodied, on a basis of what they
can do. Thousands of physically
disabled veterans have already
been absorbed into Canadian industry. They are proving not only
that there is scarcely a field to
which they are not suited, but also
that their working habits are exceptionally good.
In the hospitals they work with the veteran, helping him
select suitable vocations leading to successful placement. If
training is indicated, they assist the veteran in selecting a
proper   course.
On the other side they work constantly with employers.
They assist in carrying out analyses of the physical requirements
of jobs so that physically disabled veterans capable of doing
these jobs  100% efficiently may be placed in them.
They are, in effect, trained assistants available to the veteran
and to employers both in placing physically disabled veterans
and in adjusting their employment if unsatisfactorily placed.
They co-operate with the Special Placements Section of the
National Employment Service which also offers Canadian industry a specialized placement service for the physically handicapped.
Employers who can assist in providing opportunities for the
physically handicapped veteran will find the services of the
Casualty Rehabilitation Officer and the Special Placement Section
of the National Employment Service readily available to them.
<$& uddfamoH, £M DO
Three books dealing .
with the modern tech- I
nique of employing the
disabled are being made
available to employers.
They will be found of
real assistance in making
elective placements.
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December, 1946
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lighting makes study and teaching
easier in schools. In stores and
restaurants attractive fixtures and
improved lighting techniques provide additional    customer-appeal.
Canadian General Electric maintains a complete
advisory service on illumination . . . ready to
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