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Graduate Chronicle
A Magazine Published by and Devoted to the Interests of
The Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia
No. 3
The Alumni Reunion Dance
Merry Christmas, Alumni of the University of B.C.,
;i  very merry Christmas.
And think how much merrier, and how much happier
a Christmas all you lads and lasses will have if, as a grandc
finale, you attend the Alumni Ball in the Commodore on
Boxing Day.
Anyone who is in Vancouver on December 26 isn't
hurting the Alumni Association by not attending the party,
but he and she are doing themselves a grievous wrong,
because this is one of the best parties of the whole year.
The university's earliest graduates and those of Sc,
Arts, Nursing and Aggie '40 converge on the city from all
parts of British Columbia for the reunion.
Graduates who haven't seen each other for years do
a lot of catching up in memories. Historic rugby games arc
replayed; chummy, carefree days at the Fairview shacks
are relived; the epic cavalcade of the students from Fair-
view through the city to West Point Grey is remarched. . .
The Alumni Ball is an opportunity to step back into
the past for one night.
You wouldn't miss a chance that comes only once a
Lending patronage will be Dr. L. S. Klinck, Dr. and
Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Dean and Mrs. Daniel Buchanan,
Dean and Mrs. J. N. Finlayson, Dean and Mrs. F. M.
Clement and Dean Mary L. Bollert.
Mrs. C. Bruce Mackedie and Tom Campbell will be
co-conveners, and Bruce Robinson is in charge of ticket
sales, assisted by Isabel McArthur, Margaret Ecker, Arthur
Laing, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Fred Bolton, Margaret Beaumont,
Fredena Anderson, Alice Daniels, Sherwood Lett, Paul
Whitley, Earl Vance and Tom Ellis.
Reservations should be made at the Commodore. Make
them now as your Christmas present to yourself.
Arthur Laing was elected president of the Alumni
Association of the University of B.C. at the annual meeting
held in the Brock Memorial Building during Homecoming
Fred Bolton, as retiring president will retain his seat
on the executive.
Vice-presidents are Tom Campbell, Mrs. Bruce Mackedie
and Dr. Blythe Eagles.
Secretary: Isabella Arthur, 846 West Fourteenth,
FAirmont 4852Y.
Treasurer: Bruce A. Robinson, c/o Empress Manufacturing Company, 1106 Homer Street, SEymour 5251.
Publications: Margaret Ecker, 4606 West Eleventh,
ALma 1641Y.
Records secretary: Margaret Morrison.
The treasurer, secretary and Graduate Chronicle editor
would very much like to hear from you. THE     GRADUATE     CHRONICLE
By P. K.
Homecoming seems almost a year ago in the hectic
rush of news these days, but if you check back on your
calendar you will find it was only October 28th when you
drove out past the old familiar cairn, parked the ear, and
got out for a brisk walk around the campus of your old
alma mater.
If at the Homecoming banquet you were one of the
faithful few, then you had the pleasure of hearing the acid
tongue of Dr. Sedgewick nicking at John L. Lewis like a
rapier in the hands of an expert fencer. It was quite a
speech, and well worth attending, though there was a sorry
number of empty chairs.
The biggest thrill was when Tiny Rader's Bulldogs
broke what looked like a 7-7 tie with Varsity Thunderbirds.
In the last. 60 seconds of the big game they snatched a pass
out of the air and plunged 106 yards down the field to make
it 12-7. Even the hoariest grad struggled onto his feet to
see that play.
Of course another play they liked was "Husbands Arc
So Jealous," presented by the Players' Club, with Nancy
Bruce, Lister Sinclair, and Bud Comming. It was directed
by a well-known graduate Sydney Risk, who returned from
England a couple of years ago.
The Homecoming "Potlatch" in the Auditorium was
like a hamburger in many ways. The Players' Club offering-
was by all accounts strong meat, the skits by arts, science,
and agriculture constituted the bun, and the March of Slime,
written by Pat Keatley and Pierre Berton, the mustard
The Roll Call was taken by Fred Bolton, past president
of the Alumni Association. First graduate to respond was
Mrs. A. M. Menzios, B.A. (1916) who majored in Latin and
Greek at the University. Second to answer the roll was Mrs.
F. B. Sexsmith, B.A. (1918) who came out to Homecoming
with Mrs. Menzies. All homecoming activities were in charge
of Charles Nash.
Dance Popular
The function to attract the largest number of graduates
was the annual homecoming ball. It was held in the Brock
Memorial Building, which the students of recent years, including many grads, built to honor the memory of the late
Dean Brock.
Hundreds of grads and gradettes, with many of the
former in uniform gathered from all parts of Vancouver
Island and the lower mainland, as well as Vancouver.
They exchanged greetings and they examined the Brock
Memorial Building that has until this year been of the stuff
that students dreams are made of since U.B.C.'s babyhood.
Among those who attended the dance were: Kemp Edmonds, Dodie Hutton, Virginia Birmingham, Barbara Hall,
Ken Butchart, Clarence Idyll, Lee Straight, Bill Grande,
Pierre Berton, Virginia Galloway, Ann Jeremy, Bill Millerd,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickens of Montreal, Jean Fitch, Cecil
Cosulich, Marge Robins, Len Zink, Jean Meredith, Pat Ken-
muir, Arnold Armour, and Mrs. Ted Baynes, Edith Mc-
Sweyn, Edgar Brown.
Graduates of various years were noticed: Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Flather ('30), Alice Daniels ('35), Jack Stevenson
('36), Leona Nelson ('35), Milton Owen, past president of
the Alumni, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Richmond ('27).
Other graduates seen on the dance floor included:
Yvonne Brown, Kenneth Beckett, Margaret Beaumont, Myrtle Beatty, Dr. Harry Warren, Mrs. Blythe Eagles, James
Ferris, Harold Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Keenan,
Gordon Heron, Nelson Allen, Lillian Walker, Florence Mc-
Eachern, John Quigg, Don McRae, Stan Weston, Eleanor
Boyd, Clair Wilson, Esme Caydzien, Charles Parker, Doug-
President's Message
Having spent an unexciting and indifferent year as vice-
president of the Alumni Association I find that I have now
been, willy-nilly, advanced to the presidency of your organization.   It was just as easy as that.
The efficient execution of the job of president promises
no such sinecure. There was perhaps never before a greater
urgency for an active, vital Alumni organization. Our University is still very young and its futiire demands a greater
interest on the part of its graduates than has hitherto been
displayed. Our position is reminiscent of the negro father
whose love for his family exceeded his knowledge of arithmetic to the extent that he one day remarked to his mate
"Mandy, 'Ah thinks the crocodiles is gettin' some of 'Ah
Chillun." It would appear our first task is to know where
all the children of our Alma Mater are. Perhaps no university has so widely distributed its sons and daughters as the
University of British Columbia. From the viewpoint of
organized activity this is a devitalizing characteristic but if
they will but keep in touch with the home organization it
can become a tower of strength. Every Alumnus should remember that what he or she is doing is a matter of the keenest interest to all other members.
With this issue of the Chronicle wc are embarking on
a new attempt to keep our scattered Alumni together. Drop
a line to the secretary today—we all wish to know what you
are doing—and don't forget to let our treasurer know that
our effort is worth the dollar membership to you.
May I draw your attention to the fact that our Constitution provides for the organization of locals wherever a
minimum of ten members can be gathered. Why not start
a local in your district?
If you will join in every Alumni activity—the various
Clubs, the Big Christmas Ball, and Homecoming activities,
you will be amply repaid and your Alumni Association will
soon attain the stature it should possess.
Alumni Bursary
For the first time in its short history, the Alumni Association has been in a position to give away some money, with
the result that the executive has offered, and the university
has accepted, $50 to be used as a bursary for a needy first
year student.
This gesture of fealty from alumni to undergraduates
will do much to cement closer relations between the two
and it is also serving to make undergrads more conscious
of the Alumni body.
And, most important of all, another deserving student
is being helped to get an education.
By the Treasurer
las Ford, Jack Rattenbury, Ray Adamson, Pat Keatley, Ted
Norma Bew, Jean Pratt, Helen Farley, Bruce Woods-
worth, Bob Kincaid, Margaret Findlay, Kenneth Shaw, Kae
Skae, Bruce Emerson, Jackie Kloepfer, and Denis Tuck. THE     GRADUATE     CHRONICLE
Canada's capital has more than half a hundred U.B.C.
graduates living within its walls, and on November 8, these
members of the Ottawa branch of the Alumni Association
of the University of B.C. attended the supper dance at
Chateau Laurier.
Phyllis G. Turner, Arts '25 was elected chairman of the
branch. A. S. Whiteley, Arts '28 succeeded Ross Tolmie,
Arts '29 as secretary, lslay Johnston, Arts '23, was elected
committee member.
Gratitude to the retiring executive was expressed by
Dr. J. D. MacLean.
Colored slides of British Columbia were shown by J. E.
(Vaster, Science '30.
Following are those present at the Ottawa gathering,
with what they are doing:
Doris Anderson, Arts '29, housewife;
George C. Anderson, Sc. '31, R.C.A.F., H.Q.;
Rosemary Bawden, Arts '38, Com. '39, Civil Service Commission ;
James Beveridge, Arts '38, National Film Board;
\\. A. Campbell, Ag. '35, Economic Div. Dept. of Agriculture ;
J. E. Craster, Sc. '30, U.K. Technical Mission, Inspection;
Barbara  Dawson,  Arts   '31,  Library,  National Research
Hester Cleveland Dunlap, Arts '27, housewife;
J. A. Gibson, Arts '31, Dept. of External Affairs;
M. S. Gill, Arts '19, Librarian, National Research Council;
Alan Gill, Arts '24, Dept. of Munitions and Supply;
R, C. Graham, Sc.  '24, Elec. Eng. Dept. of National Defence ;
Dorothy Bowes Halferdahl, Arts '21, housewife;
Ft. Lt. W. L. Inglis, Sc. '34, Works and Bldg. Div. R.C.
Gertrude Hillas Jones, Arts '28, housewife;
Ft. Lt. Allan Jones, Sc. '28, Engineer, R.C.A.F.
H. Katznclson, 1934, Bacteriologist Experimental Farm;
Katherine H. Keenleyside, Arts '20, housewife;
Louise Kerr, Arts '25, housewife;
J. E. M. Logan, Arts  '37, Legal Branch, Dept, of Munitions and Supply;
George Luxton, Comm.   '33,  Research   Dept.,   Bank   of
Dr. J. D. MacLean, 1924, chairman, Canadian Farm Loan
Dorothy Plaunt, Arts '30;
Arnold G. Powell, Comm.  '32, Excise Branch, Dept.   of
National Revenue;
"Makers of Empress Jam, Jelly
and Marmalade"
Ab Richards, Dept. of Agriculture;
Alf Rive, Dept. of External Affairs;
Huntley Sinclair, R.C.A.F., Dunrobin, Ont.;
Donald S. Smith, Sc. '32, Electrical Engineering, National
Research Council;
Betty Stockwell, Arts '30, housewife;
Ross Tolmie. Arts '29, National Reveruo;
Phyllis G. Turner, Arts '25, Economic Adviser, Wartime
Prices and Trade Board ;
P. N. Vroom, Arts '26, Plant Protection, Dept. of Agriculture ;
Marion Whiteley, Arts '28, housewife;
Ab Whiteley, Arts '28, Dept. of Labour-
Marian Ross Woodcock, Arts '34, housewife ;
Allan Young, Arts '30, Physics Div., National Research
James Sinclair, Arts '28, M.P. for Vancouver North, and
Royal Canadian Air Force;
Norman Robertson, Counsel, Dept. of External Affairs;
Gordon Nixon, Dept. of Transport;
Ron Hilton, Sc. '34, Electrical Engr., R.C.A.F. H.Q.;
L. E. Howlett, Physicist, National Research Council;
Jean McGeoehy, Arts '30, stenographer;
Hugh L. Keenleyside, Arts '20, Dept. of External Affairs;
Alex Campbell, Arts '34, Pensions & National Health;
Igor Kosin. Ag. '34, Poultry Division C.K.F.;
James O'Neil, Ag. '36, Poultry Division C.K.F.;
Lisle Hodnett, Sc. '33, National Research;
Fred Sanders, Arts '28, National Research;
Hideo Twasaki, Com.  '38, Japanese Legation, Ottawa;
Clifford H. Stockwell, Sc. '24, Dept. of Mines and Nat.
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Armstrong, Dept. of Mines and Nat.
Douglas Smith, 1933, Air Force, Rockliffe, Sq. Ldr.
The Vancouver Branch of C.S.T.A. is enjoying another
active year. Monthly meetings are being enthusiastically
attended and interesting topics are being covered. The
Aggies are going social, too, with a dance scheduled for
the New Year.
The December meeting dealt with "Land Settlement
and Colonization" featuring Dr. Neill Perry, Arts '31, director of the Bureau of Economics and Statistics, Victoria, and
Mr. Harry Bowman, Supt. of Colonization, C.N.R., at Prince
George. T. A. Leach, Agric. '26, is president and Roger
Wood, Agric. '27, secretary of the local branch.
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Dr. J. Stanley Allen, who graduated with
honors in chemistry in 1927 and who got
his master of arts degree in 1929, was
elected aldermen in recent Montreal elections.
Leslie Brown, Arts 28, accompanied by his
wife, the former Ruth Fraser, Arts 26, and
their two children, spent a few weeks in
Vancouver this summer, returning from
London where he has been assistant Canadian trade commissioner for several years.
Later they left for Capetown for a similar
Heather Kilpatrick, Sc. 31, has been appointed director of public health nursing for the
Provincial Board of Health. She returned
in August from a year's travelling fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Emil Bjarnason, Arts 40, has been awarded a
scholarship in economics at Queen's University.
Arthur Ernest Chapman, Com. 38, resigned
from the Provincial Bureau of Economics
& Statistics to accept a scholarship in the
Graduate School of Commerce, Northwestern University.
Margaret Muirhead, Arts 31, who spent a
year as exchange teacher in Nottingham,
has remained in England as a welfare
supervisor in a government munitions
Dr. Muriel Hidy, Arts 27, vacationed in Vancouver during the summer from Wheaton
College, Norton, Mass.
George Govier, Sc. 39, has been appointed
instructor in engineering at the University
of Alberta.
Mrs. Gordon Hutton (Betty Killam, Arts 29)
and her baby daughter from Hartford,
Conn., spent the summer in Vancouver.
Col. H. F. G. Letson, Sc. 19, formerly commander of the Vancouver garrison, has
been appointed Canadian military attache
in Washington.
Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, Arts 20, former first
secretary of the Canadian legation in
Tokio, has been appointed secretary of the
Canadian section of the Joint Board of
North American Defence.
Dr. George F. Davidson, Arts 28, director of
social welfare for the Provincial Government, was loaned to the Dominion Government for several months to organize machinery for the reception of evacuee children from England.
Don Matheson, Sc. 31, has been appointed
general manager of Bralorne Mines, B.C.'s
largest gold mine.
Alfred E. Carter, Arts 38, was studying toward a doctorate at the University of Paris
when the German Army entered the city.
As recently as June 6 the French Government notified him that his scholarship was
to continue. He had to flee the city on a
few hours' notice, leaving his belongings
and the notes for his thesis. More recently
he was signally honored by appointment to
the faculty of Princeton University.
Among the survivors of the torpedoed British armed merchant cruiser,
Forfar who finally arrived safely at a
Scottish port in mid-December after
being stormtossed in lifeboats was
Lieut. Tom Ladner, Arts '36.
Tom has been in Britain since August when he left Toronto with a party
of Canadian officers going to England
for training.
While he was at varsity, Tom was an
enthusiastic member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
Mrs. Phyllis Gregory Turner, Arts 25, is a
leading member of the Ottawa brain trust.
At the outbreak of war she was chief research economist for the Tariff Board and
has a key position in organizing the Wartime Prices & Trade Board. More recently
she has been chief technical advisor to
the oils administrator and played a leading
part in the creation of a cod liver oil refining industry for Canada in order to
replace cod liver oil formerly imported
from Europe.
Dr. Frederick Grauer, Ag. 30, is head surgeon
at Birmingham, Eng., General Hospital.
Rev. Ward De Beck, Arts 38, has accepted a
post in St. John's Cathedral in Puerto
G. A. Luyat, Ag. 27, has been appointed district agriculturalist at Kamloops.
Joan Dangelzer, Arts 35, is in New York engaged in research work at Columbia University.
George Volkoff, Arts 34, after a wedding trip
to Japan, has become assistant professor
of physics at the University of B.C.
Harry E. Nelems, Sc. 31, his wife (the former
Dorothy Keillor, Arts 30) and their two
children returned to their home in Johannesburg after a summer holiday in Vancouver. They travelled by air by way of
New York, Rio de Janeiro and Capetown.
Kenneth DePencier Watson, Arts 37, is on
the staff of economic geology at Princeton,
where he received his doctorate last spring.
Another graduate to receive his doctorate is
Edwin Lovell, Arts 35, who has been at
McGill working in cellulose research for
the past three years.
Charlotte Dill, Arts 35, is an assistant in the
department of plant pathology at Cornell
University, Ithaca, N.Y. She will also continue her studies there.
Donald Pyle, Arts 40, has received a fellowship in economic history at the University
of California, Berkeley, Cal.
More news comes in all the time of graduates in Canada's fighting forces. Major
William Murphy, Arts 26, has returned
from the C.E.F. in England to take a staff
appointment with the Fourth Canadian
Major Russell Shaneman, Com. 32, who went
overseas with the first Canadian Division,
is in charge of billeting Canadian troops
in England.
Prof. Frederick Brand, Arts 24, has joined
the R.C.A.F. in Toronto.
Joyce Cooper, Arts '38, is modelling in fashion shows at Hudson's Bay Company store.
Binks Robinson, Science '36, is in Africa.
Bill Barr, Science '37, has returned from
Africa and is working in Edmonton.
John Crofton Hall is manager of a mine
near Johannesburg, South Africa.
Clifton Idyll is on his way back to Canada
from Barbados, British West Indies, where
he has been engaged in scientific research
for the Trinidad Leaseholders Oil Company.
Lloyd Monroe, Science '37, is on the engineering staff of Granby Consolidated Mining Company at Copper Mountain, B.C.
Gordon Hilker, Arts '34, who married Betty
Anne Petch this year, has extended the
compass of Hilker Attractions, which has
brought all the leading artists to Vancouver in the past few years, to entertainment
for the soldiers. Gordon intends to take
troups of entertainers to the various lower
mainland military camps.
Leslie Allen, Arts '36, is western manager of
Grand National Films.
Robert M. Thomson, Arts '36, is on the staff
of the Nanaimo Daily Herald.
Don MacTavish, Arts '34, who attended Oxford after leaving U.B.C, is back in B.C.,
teaching at North Vancouver College.
Enid Wyness, who graduated in Arts '32,
after several years in her father's law
office and in the business office of the social service department is now in Toronto
studying social service.
Ruth (Witbeck) and Vic Rogers, graduates
of Arts '33 and Science '33 respectively,
are living in Calgary where Vic is engaged in electrical engineering, after two
years in mining at Zeballos.
Hugh Palmer, Arts '36, who was called to
the bar in 1939, is now a news announcer
on the staff of C.B.R. THE     GRADUATE     CHRONICLE
Grace Smith Laugharne (Mrs. O. K. S.
Laugharne) has returned to British Columbia and is living at 2663 Douglas Road,
New Westminster. She has lived in all
parts of the world since her graduation
with Arts '25. She was married in Japan
and moved to London where she was living when war was declared. Last spring
she brought her two small daughters home
for the duration while her husband remains in London as an active member of
a civilian defense unit.
(A letter from Mrs. Laugharne appears in
"Alumni Abroad" on page xx.)
Margaret Stewart, who was an active member of the Players Club as an undergraduate, has received her master of arts degree
in psychology from the University of Toronto and is back in Vancouver working
through Alexandra Cottage social agency.
Marguerite Manson as provincial director of
the B.C. division of the Junior Red Cross
is kept busy with the war work activities
of her hundreds of thousands of young
Peter Woodward, who left the editorial staff
of the Vancouver Daily Province, early
this year, is in Toronto on the editorial
staff of British United Press.
Former U.B.C. students on the Vancouver
Sun staff include: Alan Morley, Helen
Reid Efflnger, Mamie Maloney Boggs,
Doris Salter, Arts '34, Vivian Vicary, Dorothy Cnmmings, Arts '38; David Crawley,
Arts '39; Jimmy MacFarlane, Arts '40.
Catharine Macintosh, Arts '37, with her sister, Constance, is in Ottawa.
Ruth Cheeseman, Nursing '34, who has been
a public health nurse in Honolulu for the
past three years, will be married in Honolulu on Christmas Day.
On the editorial staff of the Vancouver Daily
Province are Aubrey Roberts, ex-Arts '23,
executive editor; Stuart Keate, Arts '35,
sports editor; Lillooet Green Davidson,
ex-Arts '29, social editor; Winnlfred Lee,
Arts '17, club editor; Kathleen Mather,
Arts '31, magazine editor; Himie Koshevoy,
ex-Arts '31, make-up editor; Shlley Lynn,
Arts '39, reference department; Margaret
Ecker and Arthur Mayse, reporters.
Ken Grant, who has been a reporter on
the Sun staff since he graduated in Arts
'37, is leaving to become a sub-lieutenant
in the Naval Reserve, R.C.V.N.R.
John Garrett, Ubyssey editor 1939-40, Arts
'40, is on active service in the East.
John Logan, Arts '35, former Students'
Council member, is in Ottawa.
Jack Davis, Rhodes scholar and Science '39,
is doing munitions research  in  Montreal.
Richard Galpin, Arts '39, and John Mac-
Laren, Arts '39, are at McGill studying
Constance Brown, Arts '36, resigned from
the Family Welfare agency in Victoria on
November 30 to take a new position with
the National Institute for the Blind in
Bernard Jackson, Arts '33, who after graduating from Osgoode Hall practised law in
the Peace River is now married and living
in Victoria, where he is a member of the
Public Utilities  Commission.
Barbara Robertson, Arts '30, who has been
Dean Mary Bollert's assistant for the past
several years, will be married in Ottawa
on December 26, to Nelson Whitman Morton, professor of psychology, McGill University.
Jack Conway, Arts '36, is in active service
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Carr (nee Joy Campbell) Science '32 and Arts '36, have now
two children.
Mrs. Douglas Roe (Kathleen Knowlton) is
home from England for the  duration.
Recent Visitors to the City:—
Dr. A. E. (Ab.) Richards, Agric. '23, hero of
the "On—to Point Grey" campaign. Ab.
spent several weeks in the Okanagan, investigating the fruit industry for the Department of Agricultural Economics, Ottawa. Rumour says Ab. is steadily adding
to his collection of head toggery.
W. C. (Crocker BiU) Cameron, Agric. '25,
Dairy and Cold Storage Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, came on to
Vancouver after a Western inspection of
cold  storage  facilities.
Riddell, Keenleyside & Co. Ltd.
808  West Hastinss St.
Vancouver/ B. C.
Ten years ago at this time the Class of 1931 was getting
ready to graduate.
The depression was a year old and not then even dimly
comprehended except by a few "subversive" economists.
Bennett was prime minister in Ottawa. Hoover was stumbling toward his downfall in Washington and prohibition
was still good American law. Ramsay MacDonald was prime
minister in London and his most pressing problems lay in
unemployment at home, not in foreign affairs.
Fascism was something they had in Italy and most of
our class would have been hard put to define it. Communism
still meant free love and equal incomes for everyone and
we were secretly intrigued with both ideas—furthermore we
had never met a real live Communist and didn't expect to.
There was a small C.O.T.C. and a few of us belonged
to it but most of us thought it was a joke, if not a dangerous
militaristic menace. The B.N.A. Act was regarded as the
constitution of Canada and not to lie monkeyed with. The
League of Nations and the Locarno Pact were the keystones
of the New Era. War was out of the question for years and
years, probably forever, because Europe was too bankrupt
to fight and anyway the young men simply could not be
led into war again so soon.
And, like Ramsay MacDonald, most of us were concerned with the question of unemployment.
False Prophets Gone
Ten years have wiped out most of that fondly-remembered scene and made silly asses of most of its prophets.
The University has changed too but, generally speaking, it
has remained one of the few stable institutions in a changing world. The other day—ten years after, as it were—I
went out to see what ravages time had made on the face
of our lovely campus.
Without being rude about it, my first observation must
be that our lovely campus has withstood the ravages of
time much better than our lovely coeds. Our campus really
is becoming lovely now. The trees and shrubs have grown
up nicely and erased that gaunt new-construction look.
There is ivy on the walls and a new feeling of tranquil
dignity. There is one new and handsome building—the
Brock Memorial Building—and a stadium that looks like
a stadium. All in all, the outward appearance of the place
has changed a good deal and all of the change seems to
be for the better.
But what was going on inside the buildings? What had
happened to President Klinck, to the faculty, to the students? The answer is: plenty.
President Unchanged
I went to see the president. To be quite honest, I had
some private business with him and at that time it had not
occurred to me to write this article. If it had, I might have
looked at him more searchingly and measured the quality
of his voice more carefully. If I had, I might have discovered
something, but 1 doubt it. What I do remember seeing and '
hearing during a call of an hour or so was a President
Klinck who was uncannily like the President Klinck of a
decade ago. It can not be claimed that, like the campus, he
had grown more beautiful but neither can it be said that,
like coeds, he had withered a bit. No. He has remained
invincibly and triumphantly the same.
As an undergraduate I knew him better than most
undergraduates. There was some unpleasantness about the
Ubyssey and its editorials on the subject of Mr. Hinehliffe
and, as a result of them, I got to know the president's office
a lot better than I would have liked. During that stormy
time, whatever his secret thoughts were, he used to receive
me with as much gravity and courtesy as thovigh I had been
a diplomat instead of an excited youth. Apparently he has
pursued his steadfast way through the years because the
other day he was just as grave and courteous as ever and
(barring the jokes, which are new) talked just the same.
But in the outer office it is not the same. Mrs. Rogers,
who was said by some to know more about the business of
the University than the president himself, is no longer the
private secretary. She has retired amid the good wishes of
everyone who knew her. In her place there is Beth Abernethy, once of the Class of 1920, latterly of the Registrar's
Office and now private secretary to the president. But Mrs.
Mullett, the other presidential secretary, is still there and
seems almost as immutable as the president himself.
Deans Carry On
Of the four deans, three are still on the campus but one,
Dean Brock, is unfortunately dead. The splendid Brock
Building is an appropriate and enduring memorial to him.
As for Dean Bollert, I can give you no firsthand report, not
having seen her for some time, but I understand that she is
as gracious and untiring as ever. To me she was always
so much the ideal dean of women that it was difficult to
imagine any other, and if we once quarrelled over the question of women smoking on the campus, I am sure that she
has long since forgiven me.
Dean Buchanan has changed but the change is difficult
to define. His eyes still twinkle and his wit still sparkles
and in appearance he has changed little, but there is a difference. The difference seems to be expressed in a certain
sombre note that creeps into his voice and a more vocal
concern with the world and its bad ways. My guess (and it
is only a guess) is that his clear mathematical brain sees
the enormity of the menace to all he believes in and that
the sight of it has made him grim.
The same change and in more pronounced form has
come over Dr. Sedgewick. Ten years ago the only thing
Sedgewick would admit to taking seriously was Shakespeare
and the integrity of art. Today he is different. He can still
be very witty bvit underneath he is pretty grim. Today, one
gathers, he feels that Shakespeare can wait but that other
things won't wait and that "it is later than you think."
Dean Clement is more serious too but I suspect that his
mind takes a different approach. He is close to animals and
the soil and from them he may get a more elemental faith
in the ultimate goodness of things that enables him to be as
kindly and cheerful as ever.
Cloisters No Longer
These are my impressions and they are only impressions.
I may be wrong on every count but there is one thing that
is certainly true and it is this: if the University ever was
a cloistered place, it is a cloistered place no longer.
Space is getting short and the list of the faculty is long.
There have been many changes. A number of old faces have
disappeared from the campus and quite a number of new
faces have appeared. A member of the Class of 1931 finds
many who are unfamiliar. But even so it is remarkable
how many have remained, how little they seem to have outwardly changed, and how constant has been the form and
structure of the University.
Of the present crop of students I can not write with
any knowledge. I can only recall the remark of a man who
graduated in 1921 and who came out to look us over in 1931.
He looked for a long time and all he said was "My God." THE     GRADUATE     CHRONICLE
Howie McPhee — In Memoriam
By STU KEATE, Arts '35
Howie McPhee is dead.
McPhee was so richly endowed with life's gifts—intelligence, a superb physique, a great capacity for friendship,
complete selflessness, a sincere desire to teach. It doesn't
seem right that he should die. It just doesn't make sense.
Howie's greatest interest, academically, was psychology.
He wanted to help young kids. When he took over a job a
year or so ago as an assistant to "Tat" Boyes at the Boys'
Industrial School, near Coquitlam, we used to rib him about
his zeal, call him "Father McPhee of Boys' Town."
Always a modest fellow, Howie was loth to talk about
his athletic achievements. But one story he loved to tell his
intimates, in a bashful, self-effacing way, was about the time
he equalled the world's record for the 100 yards at Hastings
"Gosh," he would say, "I was so ashamed of that race
I wanted to bolt off the track. I had tried hard, and thought
I'd done miserably.
"I couldn't believe it when the old loud-speaker blared
forth the time and said I had equalled the world's record.
1 just couldn't believe it, that's all."
A few years ago at the University of British Columbia
there was another athlete curiously like Howie in manner,
personality and achievement. He was a little, sandy-haired
fellow, named Bobby Gaul.
When Bobby died they wanted to enshrine his memory
in an athletic trophy, to be awarded each year to "the man
most like Bobby." That is, he must have courage, the capacity for friendship, modesty and a desire to help others.
lt was a hard goal, to get anyone just like Bobby. But
I always felt, with deference, that Howie McPhee came
closest to approximating that ideal.
And now Howie has gone to join Bobby—like his predecessor, in his youth.
Little things like marriage and the pursuit of a life's
work has failed to deter several former Varsity athletes
from continuing their sport «'.areers. Each day's editions of
British Columbia papers find a generous sprinkling of Thun-
derbird "greats" of yesteryear in the sport headlines.
Basketball perhaps claims more than any other sport,
doubtless because the element of bodily contact and injury
is not as great as in, say, Canadian football.
Those famous "Gold Dust Twins" of the Canadian
championship U.B.C. team, Jim Bardsley and Art Wil-
loughby, are still cavorting with the Vancouver Maple
Leafs. They helped that team win a Dominion title last year.
Both are having a good year this year and are well
up in league scoring. Coach of their team is another former
Varsity star, Wally Mayers, and manager, Dick "Dead-
Eye" Wright, who was a team-mate on the old U.B.C. club.
Bob Osborne, star of so many Varsity teams, is still
going strong  with  Tookes  of  the  Inter-city  hoop  league.
The veteran Harry "Pi" Campbell, who was a standout
for Varsity back in '32-'33, is reported still playing Senior
B basketball in Kelowna, where he teaches school.
Rann Matthison and Ken Wright are both active with
New Westminster Adanacs. Alex Lucas, once Varsity's
most valuable athlete, is with Stacys.
Johnny Pearson, recent Alma Mater Society president,
came out of retirement to play Canadian football against
Calgary Bronks, on the all-star Vancouver Bulldogs.
JOE BROWN, Arts '23
BILL BROWN, Aggie '28
MArine 8321
L. L. Sherman, D.S.C.
Foot Specialist
18th Year at 650 Robson St.        Phone SEy. 8719
Post Graduate: Illinois College of Chiropody and
Foot Surgery
Don Juan of Oregon
The old man tottered into the crowded bus at a small
town in Oregon, and sat down adjoining me.
He opened the conversation by announcing proudly,
"I'm 91 today, by cracky. Wouldn't think it to look at me.
Strong as a ox, I be."
I complimented him somewhat half-heartedly. I felt
sure that I had another bore foisted on me, and the bus
was already full of them.
"Nothin' like new sights to keep a old fella spry," he
continued. "Got my pension cheque today, and decided I'd
go tom-cattin'. Ain't never too late in life to be up and
a'movin'. I come out to this country in '71, and I been on
the go ever since."
He gave a senile chuckle.
"Got more than one wife scattered about the countryside," he volunteered. "But most o' them's dead now, I
expect. Got married first to an Apache Indian in Arizona.
Seems like every time I moved along some woman would
fall in love with me, so jist to keep 'em quiet I'd marry
'em. Why not? They liked it, didn't they?"
1 began to show some interest in the wanderings of this
elderly Don Juan.
"How did you make a living?" I asked.
"Journeyman printer," he explained. "Never lacked
work in the old days. Always somebody startin' up a paper
in some new minin' camp or railway town. I'd drop into a
place, look over the women, taste the licker, and I'd have
a job before sundown. Perhaps six months o' that and I'd
be off again. Them was grand old days."
"Didn't any of the women ever catch up with you?"
I asked.
He stared at me with an amused gleam in his bleary
"Never was a woman yet could catch up with me.
You're a young fella, an' I want to give you some advice.
Don't never get mixed up with two women at onct in the
same town, and you'll never have no trouble. One woman
at a time is a charm and a delight. Two o' them is the devil's
own brew."
I thanked him gravely for this wisdom, and he offered
me a "chaw of baccy," which I politely refused.
He spat reproachfully but accurately across my bows,
through the open window.
"Young fellas ain't got any guts nowadays," he
growled. "Smokin' ready-made cigarettes, and other such
fandangles. Drinkin' them there cocktails instead o' straight
licker, like the good Lord intended. Seems like they ain't
even able to grow a decent set o' whiskers any more."
I had no answer for this, and the old man relapsed into
contemptuous silence, until the bus conductor arrived to
examine his ticket.
"Say, you got a northbound ticket," said the conductor.
"This bus is southbound. You'll have to get off and change
at the next stop."
The old man looked surprised and perplexed for a
minute, and then he grinned toothlessly.
"I'll jist keep on goin' thanks. When a man gits to be
my age it don't matter which direction he travels. The
women in Yreka is just as beautiful as them in Medford."
The Peace of England
John Bull of England upon an evil day
Lopped himself an olive bough and cast his sword away,
Caught himself a milk-white dove and—wonders never cease—
Set himself solemnly to walk the ways of peace.
(Squire John, Squire John, look across your Channel,
The Continent's a kettle that is bubbling up for war,
Winds of Europe, Moonstruck John, are terrible with trumpets
And Bony's ghost is strutting down the Polish Corridor!)
A schemer in Germany saw his kingdom come,
A boaster in Italy beat loud upon the drum,
But John Bull pondered the ethics of the case
And turned a cheek to Hitler when II Duce slapped his face.
(Squire John, dreaming of a peace not won by battle,
Raising pigs and pumpkins in a drowsy Westland shire,
That far, despairful calling was the death-cry of Bohemia—
The kettle's boiling over, and the fat is in the fire!)
This the legend rooted, so the tale was told
Of a once-proud fighter degenerate and old,
Till John Bull of England, who is never as he seems,
For the sake of liberty turned grumbling from his dreams.
(Squire John, Squire John, walking in his garden,
Saw the shade of vulture wings black on English sod,
Broke his withered olive branch, scoured a sword forgotten,
Mustered up his gentlemen and left the right to God!)
John Bull of England has set his frigates free
To forge the Pax Britannica with thunder on the sea,
He has tossed his new-fledged airmen like falcons from the glove
To pacify the raiders in the battleground above.
(Squire John, Squire John, walking of his quarterdeck,
Drake a pace to windward and Lord Nelson hard a-lee,
Frenchmen may founder, but St. George still fights for England,
For England and for freedom, and for all humanity!)
Bluff St. George of England, until the day is won,
Shall speak the peace of Britain through every roaring gun,
But Moonstruck John of England, with all his dragons slain
Shall set himself to ponder a bloodless peace again.
(Squire John, Squire John, blundering to victory—
Tell me, do they ever shake, tyrants in their pride,
At visions of that other saint whose island is Hellena,
Where in wave-washed loneliness an upstart empire died!)
When the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies headed
their mountain ponies and pack train away from Banff into
the heart of Canada's most magnificent scenery, there were
at least five former University of British Columbia students
among the half a hundred odd riders, who explored the
glory of mountain and glacier to Lake Louise.
There were Phyllis Boe and Jean McDiarmid; Margaret
Ecker, Peter Spohn, who is now studying medicine at the
University of Toronto and Mrs. Rea, wife of Dr. G. W. Rea,
professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Mrs. Rea was
formerly Pauline Craig. THE     GRADUATE     CHRONICLE
The Alumni Go To War
Footnotes to C. O. T. C. Camp at Vernon
—Marching through Vernon behind Willie Black and arriving at the
opposite end of town to the camp.
—Bedmates Tom Vance and Lyle Munn trying to sleep—while disposing of miscellaneous bottles between times.
—■Corporal Adams graciously assuming the Colonel's responsibility.
—Lieut. Nelly Odium and his gas attacks.
—Bob Hodge and Herb Hammond watching us dig ditches.
—McPhillips, Bull  (and other hefties)  losing the tug-of-war—how
was it possible?
—Lieut. Al Harris' booming commands after listening to the Colonel's
meek voice.
—Davey Fulton's red thatch "hiding" in the grass.
—Two sentries weaving toward us at 2 a.m. demanding "Wherish
your passh?".
—The sudden epidemic of sore feet the day before the long route
—Bill, the bull cook, wishing the Colonel a rapid journey to warmer
—Sergeant Major Jones having another one.
—Alan Lutes having girl trouble.
—Jack Conway, John Hedley, Scott MacLaren and Stan Anderson
heading for the same "spot" every night.
—The fight to get enough jam—on jamless tables.
—The spirit of comradeship which is always evident when old grads
get together.
—See you at the Alumni Ball, gang!
Engineers on Service
Twenty-nine U.B.C. Sciencemen are serving with the
active forces in an engineering capacity, according to a
report from the Professional Engineers Association.
(M) Member of the Professional Engineers Association.
(E.I.T.) Engineer - in - training  with  the  Professional
Engineers Association.
Anderson, S.  (M.)—Flight Lient., Western Air Command,
Barclay,   Guy    (M.)—Lieut.,   O.C.   Bamfield   Detachment,
Canadian Scottish Regiment.
Copeman, J. U.  (E.I.T.)—Capt., 17th Searchlight Battery,
R.C.A. B.A.Sc. Civil '34.
Crosby, R. G. (E.I.T.)—R.C.A.F., B.A.Sc. Geol. '39.
Duncan, J. D. (E.I.T.)—Lieut, C.A.S.F., B.A.Sc. Elect. '28.
Fraser,  J.  S.   (E.I.T.)—17th  Searchlight  Battery,  R.C.A.,
B.A.Sc. Met. '29.
Hall,   Wm.    (E.I.T.)— 17th   Searchlight   Battery.   R.C.A.,
B.A.Sc. Forest  '32.
Hill, V. R. (E.I.T.)— Lieut, C.A.S.F., B.A.Sc. Mech. '36.
Jones, F. B. (E.I.T.)—C.A.S.F, B.A.Sc. Elect. '39.
Jones, J. Allan (E.I.T.)—Flying Officer, R.C.A.F., B.A. Sc.
Civil '28.
Letson, G. M. (M.)—Major, B.C. Regiment.
Letson, H. F. G.   (M.)—Colonel, O.C. Vancouver & Fraser
Martin, E. W. (E.I.T.)—R.C.A.F, B.A.Sc. Mech. '31.
Motherwell, J. S.  (E.I.T.)—R.C.A.F, B.A.Sc. Mech.  '36.
Odium, V. E. C. (E.I.T.)—Captain, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry.
Schultz, C. D. (M.)— R.C.A.
Swannell, L. F. (E.I.T.)—2nd Lieut, 2nd Searchlight Battery, R.C.A, B.A.Sc. Forest. '31.
Thorne, H. L. (E.I.T.) — Lieut, 3rd Regiment, R.C.A,
B.A.Sc. Geol. '34.
Webster,   Alan   (E.I.T.)—Lieut,   6th   Field   Coy,   R.C.E,
Already on the University of British Columbia's honor
roll for this World War II, are three names, three brilliant
young graduates who have joined the Unseen Alumni.
They are Pilot Officer Donald Stewart, Aircraftman
George William Ryall and Second-Lieutenant George Kane.
Don Stewart, who graduated in Arts in 1934 had joined
the Royal Air Force. He was listed as "missing and believed
dead" during September's air operations.
Bill Ryall was killed on active service in England while
serving as a gunner with the Royal Air Force. Bill, who
received his double degree of bachelor of arts and bachelor
of commerce in 1937.
He had gone to England for postgraduate work but
joined the Royal Air Force when war broke out.
In mid-June, George Kane, one of the university's most
brilliant graduates was reported as "missing and believed
dead" while serving as a member of the British Expeditionary Force in France.
George graduated from U.B.C. in 1936 with high honors
in English and the following fall went to the University of
Toronto on a Carnegie scholarship. In the spring of 1937
when he received his M.A. he was given a second Carnegie
scholarship to attend Northwestern University in Evanston.
The following spring, 1938, he was granted a $1400
I.O.D.E. war memorial scholarship for study abroad.
B.A.Sc. Civil '33.
Groves, T. D. (E.I.T.)—R.C.A, B.A.Sc. Forest.  '31.
Inglis, W. L. (E.I.T.)—R.C.A.F, B.A.Sc. Civil '34.
Jones, Cyril (M.)—R.C.A.F, B.A.Sc. Civil.
Layard, P. R. (E.I.T.)—C.A.S.F, B.A.Sc. Elect. '39.
Warden, T. (E.I.T.)—Flying Officer, R.A.F, B.A.Sc. Geol.
Fawley, A. P. (E.I.T.)—R.C.A.F, B.A.Sc. Mining '37.
Kennedy, J. S. (E.I.T.)—Lieut, R.C.E, B.A.Sc. Civil '39.
Madeley, W. A. (E.I.T.) — 15th Coast Brigade, R.C.A,
B.A.Sc. Civil '32.
Murray, W. A. (E.I.T.)—Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F,
B.A.Sc. Mech. '31.
MacLaurin, D. J. (E.I.T.)—R.C.A.F, B.A.Sc. Chem. '32.
Smith, A. J. (M.)—R.C.A.F, Engineering Branch, M.A.Sc.
Mech, Elect, and Mining.
Smitheringale, W. V. (M.)—R.C.A.F, M.A.Sc, Ph.D, Mining and Geol. 10
George  Volkoff,  Arts  34,  to  Olga  Okulitch,
Arts 33, in Vancouver, in June.
Vaughan   Emerson  Richardson,   Arts   36,  to
Edith Wilgus, in Vancouver, in July.
Lieut.  Haakon  Peter  Grauer,    Arts    33,    to
Norah  Portman,  in  New  Westminster,  in
Captain F. H. Stringer to Alfreda Thompson,
Arts 38, in Esquimau, in November.
Harry Hickman, Arts 30, to Grace Parkinson,
Arts 33, in Vancouver, in August.   Residing in Victoria.
Dr.  Norman   Foster  to  Ethel  Jean  Rolston,
Nursing 36, in Winnipeg, in August.
Robert Strain, Arts 33, to Ethelyne Chandler,
in July.
Alan Day-Smith, Arts 36, to Jean Black, Arts
35, in Vancouver, in June.
Lieut. Fred Bogardus, Arts 33, to Mary Black,
Arts 38, in June.  Residing in Halifax.
Robert  Douglas  Hodge,   Arts   37,   to   Molly
Lock, Arts & Commerce 37, in Vancouver,
in May.
Milford Lougheed to Gwen Pym, Arts 36, in
Montreal, in September.
Arthur Harper,  Arts 34,  to Darrel Gomery,
Arts 36, in Vancouver, in November.
David Arthur Lesser, Arts 35, to Eva Reif, in
Vancouver, in July.
Jack Gray, Arts 34, to Marion Bryan, in Vancouver, in May.
Reginald Wilde to Vida Elizabeth Shandley,
Arts 30, in Victoria, in July.
Herbert Parker to Florence Cruise, Arts 38,
in Vancouver, in July.
Maurice Howard Farrant, Arts 33.  to  Susan
Hislop, in Toronto, in August.
Tommy Lea, Arts 34, to Lila Mary Connell,
in  Calgary,  in   September.     Residing   in
Ernest Brown, Arts 34, to Hazel Brown,   in
Lieut.  Nelson  Odium,  Ag.  37,  to   Josephine
Sturrock, in North Vancouver, in August.
Norman Hager to Betty McNeely, Arts 36, in
Vancouver, in August.
Lieut.  William   Gartshore  Wilson  to   Helen
Maguire, Arts 31, in Vancouver, in September.
Dr. Arthur Stewart, Arts 33, to Marnie McKee, Arts 35, in Vancouver, in June.
Dr. Thomas Armitage, Arts 33, to Mary Barr,
in Vancouver, in October.
Clarke Wilkin, Arts 37, to Maebelle Mcintosh,
in Vancouver, in August.
Louis Millward, Arts 27, to Joyce Hides,   in
Sidney, Australia,  in March.   Residing in
Port Moresby, Papua.
Thomas Chalmers, Arts 30, to Betty Smith,
Arts 32, in Vancouver, in July.
James Chester Roberts, Sc. 31, to Helen Reid.
Arts 34, in Cranbrook, in July.  Residing in
Lieut.  Thomas  Vance,  Arts  36,   to   Patricia
Harcourt-O'Reilly,  in  Calgary,  in August.
Robert McMaster, Arts 34, to Elinor Leith, in
Vancouver, in May.
Jean   Paul  Belanger  to  Elizabeth   Webster,
Arts 38, in Vancouver.
Harold Wright, Arts 33, to Edna Robinson,
in Vancouver, in July.   Residing in Denver, Col.
Allan  Breen, Com. 35,  to   Georgette   Saint
Jean, in Hoquiam, Wash., in June.
John Douglas  Swanson, Arts 28,   to   Grace
Knowlton, Arts 32, in Vancouver, in July.
Gordon   Stemson  to Allison  McCallen, Arts
40, in Vancouver, in October.   Residing in
Donald Mackay, Arts 25, to Margery Green,
in October, in Vancouver.
Rev. David Martin to Olive Laura Day, Arts
36, in Vancouver, in July.
Gordon  Draeseke, Arts 36, to Mildred Gow,
in Vancouver, in May.
Richard Ronald Hilton, Sc.   34,   to   Gladys
Bridgman Kennedy, in Ottawa, in October.
Frederic  Richards,  Sc.  35,  to   Joyce   Diana
Blair, in Vernon, in October.
Robert Ellison, Sc. 33, to Ruth MacKichan,
in  Vancouver,  in  August.
Ewart Langille, Sc. 36, to Emma McLellan,
in Calgary, in October.   Residing in Premier.
Rev. Arthur Dobson, Arts 34, to Una Margaret Knipe, in Vancouver, in September.
Will live in India as missionaries for the
United Church of Canada.
Willson Byers, Sc. 37, to Evelyn Freeze,   in
Vancouver, in September.
Ian Campbell, Com. 32, to Esther Thomson,
in Vancouver, in June.
John Hall, Sc. 32, to Mildred Burdett, Arts
29, in Capetown, South Africa.
Reginald   Andrews,    Com.    38,    to   Barbara
Bearce, in Nanaimo, in June.
Flying Officer James Sinclair, M.P., Sc. 28,
to Kathleen Bernard, in Vancouver, in November.
Tong  Louie,  Ag.   38,    to    Geraldine   Maysin
More, in Vancouver.
Allan Mercer, Arts 36, to Margaret Clark, in
James Donald Black, Ag. 35, to Jean Cribb,
in Vancouver, in June.
George Rae, Arts 29, to Margery Pearce,   in
Vancouver, in October.
Eric Heath Parr, Sc. 34, to Katherine   Williams, in Toronto, in April.
Thomas Ferris to Margaret McRae, Arts 38,
in Vancouver, in June.
Lieut.   Douglas  Christie  to  Muriel  Christie,
Arts 34, in Vancouver, in August.
Dr. Charles Clark to Gwen Armstrong, Arts
34, in New Westminster, in August. Residing in Lafayette, Indiana.
Russell MacKenzie, Arts 40, to Hilda Bone,
Arts 34, in Vancouver, in June.
James Duncan Campbell, Arts 35, to Betty
Cameron, in Vancouver, in July.
Murray Martin to Evelyn Filmer, Arts 35, in
Vancouver, in July.
(Marriages continued on Page 11)
To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ingledew, (Margaret Fox, Arts 38), a daughter, in Vancouver, in October.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. V. G. Wheeler, Sc. 34,
(Eleanor Walker, Arts 34), a son, in Dawson, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Fisher, Com. 32, (Lois
Tourtellotte, Arts 31), a daughter, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond de la Haye, (Sophie Witter, Arts 34), a son, in July, at
Kano, Nigeria.
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferris, Arts 33,
(Helen Lundy, Arts 34), a daughter, in
Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, (Jean Holland, Arts 37), a daughter, in Vancouver,
in November.
To Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Fowler, Arts 35, a
son, in Vancouver, in September.
To Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Maslin, Jr., (Mary
Watts, Arts 29), a daughter, in July, in
Berkeley, Cal.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. S. McDonald, Arts 34,
(Mollie Eakins, Arts 35), a daughter, in
July, in New Westminster.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hedley, Sc. 24, a son,
in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Shayler, Sc. 35, a
daughter, in September, in Wells.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wales, Arts 26, (Doris
McKay, Arts 26), a son, in Vancouver, in
To Mr. and Mrs. George Deacon, B.A., B.
Com. 37, of Britannia Mine, a daughter, in
October, in Vancouver.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. P. F. Peele, Sc. 24, a son,
in October, in Calgary.
To Mr. and Mrs. Temple Keeling, Arts 30, a
daughter, in Vancouver, in August.
To Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Heal, (Fyvie Young,
Sc. 31), a son, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mattice, Arts 28, a
son, in July, in Princeton.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Mulhern, Arts 28, a
son, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Porter, (Alice
Davidson, Arts 33), of Murrayville, a
daughter, in July, in New Westminster.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart Reid, Arts 29,
of New Westminster, a daughter, in May,
in Vancouver.
To Mr. and Mrs. Philip Emery, Sc. 37, a son,
in July, in Rossland.
To Mr. and Mrs. Chris Taylor, Arts 34,
(Dorothy Barrow, Arts 32), a son, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alan Latum, (Mary De
Pencier, Arts '36), a girl, in Vancouver, in
To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carre, Sc. 33, (Joy
Campbell), a son, in Vancouver, in August.
To Dr. and Mrs. David Steele, Arts 29, a
daughter, in Vancouver, in September. THE     GRADUATE     CHRONICLE
To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  C.  D.  Osborn,  Ag.  33,  of
Lavington, a son, in Vernon, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rogers, Sc. 33, (Ruth
Witbeck, Arts 33), a daughter, in Trail, in
To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Robert  Craig,  Sc.  36,  of
Britannia Beach, a daughter, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. D. L. McMullan, Sc. 34, a
son, in October, in Victoria.
To Mr. and   Mrs.   Mel   Chater,    (Elizabeth
Moore, Arts 31), a daughter, in Vancouver,
in June.
To  Mr.    and    Mrs.    Jack  Pearson,   Arts  32,
(Muriel Clarke, Arts 32), of Pioneer Mine,
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harkley, Arts 36, a
son, in Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McCrimmon, Com.
34, (Phyllis White, Arts 32), of North Vancouver, a daughter, in June, in Vancouver.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lovitt, Sc. 31, a son,
in Vancouver, in October.
To Dr. and Mrs. L.  S. Chipperfield,  (Betty
Wilson,   Arts   33),   of   Port Coquitlam, a
daughter, in September, in New Westminster.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Deans, Sc. 30, a son,
in Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alan Patmore, Com. 36, a
son, in Victoria, in October.
To  Mr.  and   Mrs.   Clarke  McBride,   Sc.  35,
(Phyllis   Whitchelo,   Arts    32),   a son,  in
June, in Victoria.
To Dr. and Mrs. M. S. Robertson, (Margaret
Grant, Arts 29), a son, in May, in New
Brunswick, N.J.
To Dr. and Mrs. Eric Todd, Sc. 29, a son, in
May, in Los Angeles, Cal.
To Dr. and Mrs. William Ure, Sc. 23, a son,
in Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brown, Arts 23, a
daughter, in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Rolston, (Amy Carson, Arts 33), a son, in Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Eric Stafford, (Doris Shor-
ney, Arts 25), a son, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rogers, (Cora
Harding, Arts 27), a son, in June, in Princeton.
To Mr. and Mrs. Neill Watson, Arts 29, a
daughter, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, Arts 28, a
son, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lind, Sc. 32, a son,
in Vancouver, in November.
To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hyland, Com. 34,
a daughter, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Lome Kersey, Sc. 36, a son,
in August, in Banff.
To Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Shoemaker, Arts 32, a
son, in Vancouver, in November.
To Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Matheson, M.A. 36, a
son, in Vancouver, in October.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ken. Mercer, Com. 34,
(Dorothy Allan, Arts 32), a son, in Vancouver, in October.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Vollans, Arts 33, a
daughter, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Jagger, Arts 28, (Mary
Guernsey, Arts 27), a daughter, in Toronto,
in October.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gray King, Arts 30, (Eleanor Dyer, Arts 29), a son, at Pittsburgh, in
To Dr. and Mrs. James Gibson, Arts 31, a
daughter, in Ottawa, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Morrison, Arts 27,
(Mary Carter, Arts 29), a daughter, in
Vancouver, in December.
Thomas W.  Slinger to Amy At her ton, Arts
32,  in Vancouver,   in   May.   Residing  in
John Ross Wilson, Arts 32, to Nora Mains,
Arts 32, in Vancouver, in June.
David Ellis, Arts 32, to Margaret Buchanan,
Arts 36, in Vancouver, in July.
Gilbert Henry Elliot, Arts 38, to Carie Janet
Whyte, in Vancouver, in June. Residing in
Robert   Alpen, Sc. 31, to   Mary Huether,   in
Kirkland Lake, Ont., in May.   Residing in
Timmins,  Ont.
Reid   Lewis   McLennan, Arts 28,   to   Laura
Bragg, in September, in Vancouver.
Archibald Paterson to Ruth Teeple, Arts 26,
in Vancouver, in July.
John Boyce to Verna   Bolton,   Arts   31,   in
August, in Vancouver.   Residing  in Favourable Lake, Ontario.
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Amid Torpedoes
(Mrs. O. K. S. Laugharne, formerly Grace Smith, has returned to Vancouver from England where she was when war
broke out.)
Never again will I travel with two small children in war
time if I can avoid it. We left Liverpool on a hastily converted troopship, and were solemnly warned on boarding
that we must not let our children out of our sight, and were
to carry lifebelts at all times.
With a baby in one arm, on the other a heavy lifebelt
which I swear was nothing but corners, and an eye on a lively 3-year-old, I was cross-eyed and grey-haired in less than
a day.
The first day out I looked away from Jennifer, the 3-
year-old, for less than a minute to pick up Patricia, the
baby, who had fallen on the deck (not from my arms, she
was toddling). Another hair changed color when I turned
back to find Jennifer precariously balanced on the second
top step of the lifeboat ladder, leaning over the railing and
gazing rapturously at a choppy sea.
There were plenty of submarines out, and with 800
children on board we were glad of an escorting destroyer
and two R.A.F. planes overhead. The ship was blacked out
at night, the portholes painted black and screwed down, the
windows of the public rooms boarded up, no striking of
matches or smoking allowed on deck, lifeboats at action
stations and guns strategically mounted. According to ship
rumor, they were manned once or twice, but I, for one, never
caught sight of an enemy submarine.
My husband, who is still in London, never mentions
food in his letters, except to say he is putting on weight, so
I imagine they are still being reasonably well fed despite
recent newspaper headlines. We used to find 4 oz. of butter
a week quite adequate for eating purposes—as long as we
remembered there was a war on—though there was none left
for cooking.
Butter Rations
We had a standing order at the dairy and every Monday seven little 1/4 lb- Pats were delivered and put on seven
plates, each with toothpick and name card. When the bacon
ration was temporarily raised from y± lb. to l/2 lb. very few
people bought their full allowance. I think the meat ration
is still the same as it was, and with seven in the household
we easily managed enough coupons for a good-sized roast
once a week, chops, steak, or liver and fish (unrationed) the
other days.
Because of the children, we left our flat in Kensington
and rented a house in a little village just outside London,
which, in the pre-Blitz era, was officially termed a "safe
area." German planes now fly overhead every night on
their way to London, but no one in the villages seems to pay
much attention to air raid warnings, and, except when on
duty, they sleep soundly in bed.
The Minister of Transport has organized a new scheme
for London traffic. Any motorist may now obtain extra
petrol coupons to drive from home to office, providing he
gives lifts en route, preferably to regular passengers. My
husband has been granted 30 gallons a month, instead of
the regulation 7 gallons and he says he now knows what a
taxi driver feels like. In the first three and a half days he
gave lifts to 75 people, including a very deaf and very elderly man carrying a prickly gooseberry bush which stuck into
his leg the whole journey.
Amid the Bombs
Excerpts from letter received by Fred Bolton from his
sister, Mrs. (Dr.) George MacKay, nee Dorothy Bolton,
Arts '30, who is now doing A.R.P. Work in Edinburgh,
Dear Fred:
I must tell you about a delightful three day motor trip
we had with the Bairds just before George left for Chatham,
Kent, where he is now stationed in a hospital for a month or
two. We had a Morris 10 and took our trips out from Edinburgh. It wouldn't have saved much petrol to do it the other
way, as we went entirely different directions each day.
The first day we started at 8:30 and went to Glasgow.
We chose a typical Glasgow day for it rained most of the
time. We didn't go fast, and stopped occasionally, so it was
after eleven when we finally arrived there. We had lunch
and then walked through the shopping district, mostly in
the famous Sauchiehall St., then on to the banks of the
Clyde, to Port Glasgow, Gourock and Greenock.
We saw the many shipyards along the banks, including
Brown's, where the Queen Elizabeth was built, and where
she left so secretively some months ago. It was not raining
by that time and although hazy, we could see many ships
anchored or moving up or down the river. It was quite heartening, shipping losses having been so heavy lately.
It is really very difficult to get information as to one's
whereabouts ,although by the end of the three days we no
longer felt foolish in stopping and saying, '' Where are we?"
We had a map with us and one man we asked, driving a big
company truck saw it and said, "Better keep your map out
of sight. One of our men was seen looking at one by a
policeman last week and spent two hours in the police
station while they questioned and identified him."
So we drove on to Galashiels, on the River Tweed, which
is an interesting town for several reasons—historical, a
woollen mill centre, fine war memorial, and one thing that
intrigued us was that part of the river runs under the streets
and an opening in the town square shows it dashing along
and feeding the ornamental fountains there. We went
through a knitting mill where we were very courteously
treated and then on to Abbotsford, the beautiful home of
Sir Walter Seott.
PVom there we went on to Melrose Abbey, where a
guide took us around and away up on the top of it we had
a splendid view of the valley. We saw where the heart of
Robert the Bruce is buried, and the graves of the Black
Douglases, and listened to the guide recite some lines of
Scott's on the Abbey. Then on to Dryburgh Abbey, more in
ruins than Melrose, but containing the tombs of Sir Walter
Scott and Earl Haig. Parts of the Abbey have been restored
and the grounds certainly are lovely and peaceful, as was
the whole country-side down there. It is the least affected
by the war of any of the country, I think, for there is
scarcely any outward sign of war except barricades on the
roads, and they are far between.
Next day we went to St. Andrews to play golf on the
Royal and Ancient course and our trip was mostly through
Fife. We took the ferry from Queensferry to Rosyth, beside
the Forth bridge. We passed two of our largest battleships,
the Renown, Rodney or Hood, and saw morning service on
the deck of one of them. On the other a Brigadier with a
monocle and red band on his hat, accompanied by a Lieut.-
Col., was having a busy time gazing about with his binoculars, waving his arms, and explaining something to his
companion. A man nearby informed us that there was a
rumor of a boom defense boat having been sunk in the
Forth by a mine the night before.
All of Fife is ready for the invasion. Every field was THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE
In South Africa
(Isabel Russell left Vancouver a few years ago for
South Africa to marry T. A. Guernsey. Now back in Vancouver Mrs. Guernsey looks backward over her Africa adventure.)
A fairly large percentage of University of British Columbia graduates in geology have followed their chosen profession for a year or more in the Rhodesias, North and South.
Perhaps the earliest of these advanturers went out blindly no pre-conceived notions of what they were embarking on bothering their heads nor firing their imaginations.
But when some of these returned, scarred by Rhodesian
thorn and seasoned by African sun, they felt it incumbent
upon them to warn, enlighten and advise the later graduates following in their footsteps.
Surely some of their storm-tossed nights across the
Atlantic must have been beset by hideous nightmares—of
(puff adders and green mambas spitting at me, of a fearsome shaggy wildbeast chasing me).
Forewarned of such lurking and unattractive possibilities, as I might myself have been deterred from going. But
then I was not headed for the trackless bush, like these unfortunates, but for comparative civilization—though even
there, I was warned, the sun or the malarial mosquito might
"get me" and certainly I would not flourish on a diet which
comprised no fresh vegetables nor would I enjoy boiled milk
and boiled water.
However, arrive we all did, the geologists and I, ready
to sink or swim among the perils and pests. Our introductions to the country were at different times and seasons.
Just what our geologists' first reactions were I do not
know, as my associations with them were mostly at the festive seasons when they came to town to celebrate Christmas.
In between times, of course, they grew into seasoned field
men—geologically speaking and in the business of going
out into the more remote parts of a new country in charge
of half-raw natives whose language must be picked up according to individual capacity and whose mentalities, too,
require some understanding. From my own week-end's
experience of camp life, geological equipment leaves little
to be desired in the way of comfort.
Canvas beds (long enough for the longest), canvas armchairs, canvas bath and hand-basin each provided with its
own folding legs—a glowing campfire, built by the "boys"
—a row of neat little cooking fires, also built by the boys,
with a kettle boiling on one, soup simmering on another
and a chicken stew growing tender on   a   third—all  this
under a star-studded African sky what could be pleasan-
Most of the U.B.C. graduates have returned by now and
probably most of them have debunked the myth of the horrors of African bush life. But I imagine there are few who
can look back on it without an occasional nostalgic pang.
For them, as for me, there is perhaps only one sad memory of those graduates who went out some four and a half
years ago. That is of the one of their fellows who died out
there. His grave lies in a sheltered corner of the small
cemetery. And all his friends who have passed that way
have paid tribute to the memory of Gordon Cummings.
studded with poles and huge blocks of concrete are built
along the shores where boats could be landed. The beach
at St, Andrews looked like a forest without leaves or
We have had the "alerts" nearly every night lately.
Friday night was a real rousing one and we all trooped
downstairs to the basement, which is in the process of being
made ready to use as a shelter. The proper shelter is in a
school across the street but it is very cold, getting out of
bed and going over there, so it is fine having a place in
the same building.
London Under Fire
Bristol, November 4, 1940.
Many competent reporters have described fully and in
as much detail as the censors will allow the many spectacular things the visitor from North America finds in England
during war time.
Amongst the equally impressive but less widely reported things is the vast amount of voluntary, effective and disciplined service that the citizens are rendering the nation.
The voluntary workers in the A.R.P., the Home Guard and
the Auxiliary Fire Service expend an incredible amount of
energy and time on duty, especially at night. There are a
million and a half to two million men in the Home Guard.
These people carry on their ordinary jobs in daytime.
Imagine going to work every day and travelling two
hours to work and two hours back again, then spending
three nights a week on duty, sometimes four hour and sometimes eight hour shifts, and on the other nights sleeping in
cramped, damp, poorly ventilated shelters, and then imagine
these people trying to sleep in these shelters while house-
rocking, anti-air craft guns shatter the atmosphere and
bombs crumple the homes and bodies of their neighbors.
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Ottawa, October 19:
Canada's National Film Board, one year old, has a long
list of pictures in production or on schedule for the coming
winter. The activity of this new agency in its short life so
far, has done a great deal towards giving Canada a name
and a place as an independent producer of high quality
documentary films.
Most familiar to Canadian moviegoers at this stage,
representing the Film Board's work, are the wartime short
subjects in the series titled "Canada Carries On." These
appear monthly in the theatres of the six so far produced,
September's release, "Youth On Wings," has been most
conspicuously successful. A film survey of the Air Training
Plan in Canada, it was made by a Toronto director for the
Film Board during the summer. It has been held over in
Ottawa and Toronto, and drawn considerable attention from
the national press.
Canada in Movies
The Film Board is concerned with the making in Canada of films about specifically Canadian subjects. It works
with the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, in
Ottawa; with Associated Screen News, Montreal; and Audio
Pictures in Toronto. Film Commissioner is John Grierson,
who established documentary production in England with
the G.P.O. film unit. "Night Mail" and other G.P.O. pictures are familiar to Vancouver film society audiences.
The Board's forthcoming pictures are of two types: one,
the wartime subjects for the theatres; the other, on different
aspects of Canadian life and work, for non-theatrical showing, lt is the non-theatrical market for which documentary
is usually produced; for small, interested groups, who can
draw on a good library of useful films available for loan at
any time.
This first scratching of the surface in the vast potential
film material offered by complex modern Canada, is a sign
that Canada is well ahead in the use of film as a means to
study and discover herself.
With an expanding staff—a growing library of films,
and limitless resources in subject material, the Film Board
is in a position to boost Canada greatly as a film producer.
More: the interest in Canada manifested today by the United States will be reflected on the U.S. screen. The March
of Time, which has already done a picture on Canada At
War, now has crews on location here for a second picture
on Canada itself—the country and the people. Heads of
the newsreel companies in New York were in Eastern
Canada three weeks ago, accompanying the Film Commissioner on the tour of Canadian military and industrial preparations taken by visiting U.S. editors and journalists.
Canada then will occupy a bigger place on her own national
screen, and on that of the U.S. as well.
Pictures scheduled in the new wartime group will include one of the rapidly-growing Canadian navy; one on
army life at Ontario's Camp Borden, and a French counterpart filmed at Valcartier in Quebec.
In the non-theatrical group, four pictures are almost
ready for release; a series of color subjects on different Canadian communities has been begun; and the first five in a
set of silent teaching films for schools are finished. "Hot
Ice," "Mackenzie River," "Peoples of Canada," and "Timber Front" are the four pictures soon to be released.
Three color pictures, using 16 mm. Kodachrome, were
shot for the Board this past summer and fall. In August
a unit travelled to Southern Manitoba, shooting a story of
the Icelandic settlers on the prairies. In September another unit went north into the Peace River country, to film
the grain harvest and the story of homesteading life in the
region. Most recent color project has been a film expedition with the Canadian artist A. Y. Jackson, going with him
into the Laurentian country near Sudbury. Jackson's art
in relation to the Ontario bush country it depicts, the way
his picture is conceived and blocked out, and the country
itself in the full glow of autumn color, provide an ideal film
By JACK MARGESON, Editor Ubyssey
Well nigh a thousand men are marching along University boulevard. Half of them have rifles on their shoulders,
and a band is playing in the middle of the long line. Down
the winding streets from the boulevard to the sea they go,
singing and shouting, for the engineers' yell is a marching-
yell now. The way lies along Marine Drive where tall trees
rise against a background of sea, glittering snow-capped
peaks at the head of Howe Sound, and softer distant mountains on islands far out in the Gulf.
At last, up the hill and back to the campus the cavalcade moves. The C.O.T.C, all in uniform, are lined up below
the parade ground, and the "basic" in motley clothing
march smartly by to try to show their superiority in marching. At last as the command "Dismiss" rings out over the
field, there is a wild rush for books and busses. It is Saturday afternoon on the campus.
The University is at war this year in a much more
definite way than it was last year. Every male student is
receiving at least six hours military training a week. This
training has been fitted into the timetables very well, but
it means, of course, that everyone has less time for academic
work and for outside activities. Full rehearsals of the Musical Society on Saturday afternoons, for instance, are a thing
of the past. In every club, the women are having to do more
work than before as the men have military lectures every
noon hour.
The women are doing voluntary Red Cross work and
hold a Sclf-Denial Day every Wednesday. The money collected on Self-Denial Day will be added to the general Alma
Mater Red Cross fund, which is being supported by a
revival of "Pride and Prejudice" by the Players' Club, by
the signing of caution money waivers, and by the international Greeks ball in January.
A new order reigns in the Caf. No books are allowed
on Caf tables now, and the regulation is strictly enforced.
The place looks surprisingly clean as a result, and is somewhat less crowded. Of course the habit of campus military
authorities in sending men down to pick up loiterers in the
Caf for fatigue duty is also having the obvious effect.
Brock Hall is coming into its own as a student building.
It is being used much more this year, although for most
students, the use consists merely of sitting down as there
is nothing else to do in the building. Carnegie record recitals
held in the main lounge three noon hours each week, are
popular. Bridge tables are also provided. The most popular
innovation, however, are Arts Mixers held there every other
Saturday night.
Conditions are different this year at U.B.C, but the
students are the same as they have always been, a trifle
more serious perhaps, but not much so. War term 1940-41
is passing quickly to where all other terms have gone. THE  GRADUATE CHRONICLE
The Graduate Chronicle
A quarterly journal owned by and devoted to the interests of
The Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia.
EDITOR: Margaret Ecker
ASSISTANT EDITORS: Edgar N. Brown, Grace V. Brown
to 23 this year, and featured the Nativity Play of the Shearman and the Tailors. The Club was glad to welcome back
as director Prof. Walter Gage, who has been lecturing in
California during the past year.
Into a strange new world, that is almost 1941, conies
the December issue of the Graduate Chronicle, in a strange
new form, with a strange new editor.
With fear and trembling we present the first Graduate
Chronicle in magazine form and get off on the wrong foot
at once by making excuses. This small thing you hold in
your hand was whipped up in a scant few days with a very
scant few people. The editor didn't even know there was
to be an issue until it was almost due on the presses.
We had lofty ambitions for this small booklet, but it
takes more than ambition to carry out such schemes, it takes
work and time, of which alumni seem to have none.
If you, and you meaning every graduate of the University of B.C. who receives a copy of this, want the Chronicle
to carry on, to maintain this style of publication and to improve until it reaches the level it should reach, you will have
to help.
You can help in the first place by sending to the editor,
at 4606 West Eleventh any news of yourself, your friends
or your classmates or the account of any class gathering or
In the second place, you may help with your consideration of the business firms who have advertised in the
Chronicle. Their confidence in this new venture has made
this new type of publication possible.
The Alumni Association executive hope to present another Graduate Chronicle to you in March. Will your contribution be there? Will you let us know what you think?
Happy New Year.
Biggest news for graduates concerning the Players'
Club is the revival of last year's spring production, "Pride
and Prejudice."
It will be presented in the University Theatre on January 10, in aid of the Red Cross.
The undergraduates of the Players' Club hope to get
the fullest support from U.B.C. graduates for the ticket
sales. In the last war, as many alumni remember, the thes-
pians raised several thousand dollars for the Red Cross, and
later raised money to purchase stage equipment and make
the U.B.C. Theatre the best equipped in the west.
This time, every cent will go to the Red Cross.
Sydney Risk, himself a graduate, will direct the revival
performance.    Many of the cast who have graduated will
return from up-country or from business in town to take
part in the show.
"Pride and Prejudice" is the Helen Jerome version of
the Austen novel that ran successfully on Broadway a couple
of years ago.
Ever since last spring the players have been longing to
slip into the costumes just once more. Those who saw it
may remember the pictorial appeal of the play, and its 18th
century costumes. The colors were chosen carefully so that
no matter what combination of characters is on stage there
is no clash of hues.
The Christmas plays were presented on November 20
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By FRED BOLTON, Retiring President
The general curtailment of any special activities since
the outbreak of war has been the policy of yonr executive
for the year 1939-40 and in submitting this report I am
anxious to reassure members that we have not slowed down
but that our normal activities will be continued, war or no
war, for we are going to help win it by normal living.
Our Homecoming last year brought us an active weekend of dancing, rugby games, dinners and reunions but no
traditional Saturday night theatre party. Those of you who
attended Homecoming this year know that this fault was
more than rectified and the Saturday night "Potlatch" was
one of the most successful ever.
Owing to popular demand for greater facilities after
the crowded Reunion Dance at the Commodore in 1938, your
executive decided to try the new Hotel Vancouver.
Anyway, our intentions were good and we didn't know
that parties were going to be split up and that the hotel
would be cold and the waiters nasty and the drinks stolen.
But we do know that now, and back to the Commodore we
go, and patriotically too, for aren't the Greeks our Allies?
As usual, your president represented you at the Graduation and Convocation banquets, and passed out experienced
words of wisdom to the young graduates. Under the able
direction of the first vice-president, the annual tea was held
after the graduation exercises and the new graduates were
further welcomed into the fold of alumni by a dance in their
honor which followed the Convocation banquet that evening.
These social functions are now annual events and they do
much to welcome the new alumni into our Association.
Last winter the Alumni Badminton Club was severely
handicapped owing to the presence of the C.O.T.C. in the
gymnasium every week night. As a result, membership
dwindled for Sunday afternoon was the only time available.
However, all is well again for this year we have Tuesday
nights and Sundays and any of you grads that want to chase
the elusive shuttle are enthusiastically welcomed.
Last spring several ex-members of the Musical Society
held a meeting and decided to organize as a graduate body.
Meetings and rehearsals have been held at intermittent
periods since and now thirty or forty musically minded
alumni pass their winter evenings singing together. You arc
cordially invited to join.
Streamlined Chronicle
The Graduate Chronicle has been issued three times
during the past year, as only paid-up members know. An
increase in advertising has brought down the cost per issue
and it is to be hoped that the "Chronicle" will eventually
be self-supporting by this means. In fact, your executive
is so sure that the major cost of printing the paper can be
offset by advertising that we are launching the issue in magazine form, replacing the less attractive newspaper and providing a more durable and suitable publication.
Of course, this change will only be possible as a permanent measure if more and more alumni start and continue to pay their fees as this is our other source of revenue.
We are pleased to report that the paid-up membership is
growing steadily.
Our financial position has improved materially during
the past year partially due to an increase in fees and partially due to a reduction in cost of printing the Chronicle.
Your executive has therefore seen fit to offer a bursary to
the University to be awarded to a needy student and this
offer has been gratefully received. It is to be hoped that
this will be an annual donation and that it will serve as an
example to other organizations that are connected directly
or indirectly with our university.
Our trust fund, which is added to by the addition of
half of each life membership fee paid in, has been lying idly
in the bank until recently and the executive has seen fit to
purchase War Bonds therewith and thus do some small bit
towards our war effort.
On the whole, the past year has been a quiet one in the
history of our Association and personally I have felt that
your executive would be helped immeasurably by constructive criticism, from the general membership, which is noticeably lacking.
T wish to thank each member of the executive for the
willing help and co-operation which they have offered
throughout the year and may I say that it has been an honor
and a pleasure to serve the Association this past year, and
may our successors have your wholehearted co-operation.
Statement of Receipts and Disbursements
For the Year Ending October 15,1940
263 annual fees  $   263.00
32 life fees        315.00
 $   578.00
Reunion Dance:
Receipts  $1,426.77
Less Expenses   1,276.39
Badminton Club        23.01
Transfer from Savings Account       100.00
Total Receipts  $   851.39
Chronicle, printing and mailing  $   376.52
Less receipts from advertising space         81.99
$ 294.53
Mailing C.O.T.C. cards     72.10
Secretarial and office expense    31.77
Executive meetings     17.95
Annual meeting (net expense)     21.30
Printing and Stationery     7.10
Advertising in News Herald and Ubyssey    9.00
Telegraph expense     1.30
Flowers     6.28
Exchange     3.12
Total Disbursements         464.45
Excess of Receipts over Disbursements  $   386.94
Cash in Bank, October 15, 1939       137.17
Cash in Bank, October 15, 1940  $  524.11
Bank Interest   $        .71
Transfer to General Account       100.00
Excess of Disbursements over Receipts   $    99.29
Cash in Bank, October 15, 1939       221.68
Cash in Bank, October 15, 1940  $   122.39
I have examined the accounts of the Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia for the year ending October 15, 1940.
In my opinion the above statement reflects a true and correct view
of the state of the Association's affairs according to the explanations
given to me and as shown by the books of the Association.
R. D. NOBLE, C.A., Auditor. They Deserve
To Be Hung	
Such is the verdict of all persons who have seen our new 1941
Wall Decorations .... featuring:
.... and numerous other effects.
Harris Paint & Wallpaper
Co. Ltd.
1245 Granville Street
MArine 6345
Remember the new address, 1245
It's Not Too Soon
To Think of Spring
For a Garden Beautiful Use
Uplands Special
-    FERTILIZER    -
Most Vancouver Gardens are already familiar
with this outstanding  Commercial Plant Food
Bucketfields Ltd*
High. 5400
For Beauty and Duty
wear a
Smart in Appearance
Accurate in Performance
Challenger Watches for Men and Women
are priced from $25.00 and may be obtained
in British Columbia ONLY at Birks,
Merchants ?ioeV. Jioel! Hoel! Tioel!
Born is the King of Israel
Pioneer Laundry & Dry Cleaners Ltd,
(Licensed Sanitone Drycleaners)


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