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Dr. b Mrs. A. M. Menzies
2226 West 40th Avenue
Vancouver 13, B, C
B.   C.
e Graduate Chronicle
of the Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia
VOL. I., No. 3
1   =
no. 3287
Five   Official   Alumni
Nominees Win
FIVE candidates on the official
Alumni Association slate were
elected to the University Senate
among the fifteen successful candidates. As reported earlier, Chancellor B. E. McKechnie was re-elected
by acclamation for his eighth consecutive three-year term.
The following were elected senators for three-year terms: Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, Judge P. W. Howay, Dean
M. L. Bollert, Harry T. Logan, Sherwood Lett, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. Paul
A. Boving, Dr. Harry V. Warren, Arthur E. Lord, Miss Annie B. Jamie-
son, John C. Oliver'^^'UoWrBSt^.
vey. Dr. John P. Walker, Most Rev-
.erend, <d«P«neka\. and. Dr., Cijarles A,
H. Wright.
Alumni among the group include
Mr. Lett, Arts '16, Dr. Warren, Sc.
'27, Mr. Lord, Arts '21, Mr. Oliver,
Sc. '27, Miss Harvey, Arts '18, Dr.
Walker, Sc. '22, and Dr. Wright, Sc.
'17. There were 26 candidates nominated.
Recently three additional members
of Senate were returned by order-in-
council of the provincial government.
They were: Mrs. J. W. deB. Farris,
J. N. Harvey and H. N. MacCorkin-
dale, all of whom were re-appointed.
Later the Senate re-elected the
three representatives from that body
to the Board of Governors. They
were: Mrs. Farris, Miss Jamieson and
Mr. Lett.
in jHemortam
Mrs. Leonard S. Klinck, wife of the
president of the University, died at
her home, 2026 West 13th avenue, at
the age of 66 on May 19 after a long
A gracious hostess, the friend of
hundreds of alumni, and a deeply religious woman, she was the constant
helpmeet of her husband for thirty-
five years and a prominent personage
in university circles since she came to
Vancouver in 1915.
Mrs. Klinck was born in Guelph,
Ontario, and it was there that she
met Dr. Klinck while he was a student at Guelph Agricultural College.
Together, they were at Macdonald
College, at Iowa State College and at
the University of B. C.
She is survived by one son, Ronald,
Work on the Brock Memorial
Building is proceeding according to
schedule and it will be ready for
formal opening and dedication by
January 1.
The structure will cost $74,000,
plus $10,000 for furnishings, and
practically all necessary funds are
now in hand. In addition to student
offices, club quarters and recreation
rooms, the building will contain an
office for the permanent use of the
Alumni Association.
The Union Building will be the
third major building project on the
campus by students, the other two
being the gymnasium and the stadium.
Rhodes Scholar to
Do Vital Research
Jack Davis of Kamloops, 1939
Rhodes scholar, has left for 'SSiigland
to do research Work in the chemistry'
of munitions in lieu of residence at
Oxford under terms of his scholarship.
Oxford University will remain open
during the war, according to word
from England, and it is likely that
Mr. Davis will carry on at least part
of his work in one of the colleges.
Originally it was announced that
Rhodes scholarships would not be
available this year but the trustees
cf the fund recently authorized Canadian scholars to go abroad and at
least three of the ten Canadian scholars will take up their awards at Oxford.
a member of the class of Sc. '32, who
is on the staff of Consolidated Mining
& Smelting Co. at Trail; and by four
sisters in the east.
U.B.C. vs. Saskatchewan
WED., OCT. 25 SAT., OCT. 28
Reserved Tickets 75c Rush 50c
Annual Meeting Next Friday
Will Usher in
Fine Homecoming Programme
Professor Morrow Will Address Meeting and
Students Will Sponsor Dance;
Hardy Cup Game
TTOMECOMING this year will open with the annual meeting of the
•■• •*• Alumni Association next Friday night, October 27, to be followed by
a dance given by the student body, and will conclude with a full programme
of events on Saturday afternoon and early evening.
The annual meeting, which always attracts between 200 and 300
graduates, will be held as a dinner in the Hotel Georgia at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets will be 85 cents, which will include the dance later. Prof. Ellis W.
Morrow, head of the department of commerce, will speak on the place of
commerce in education. Business of the meeting will be shortened and
simplified by the publication of a number of annual reports in this issue
of The Chronicle. If there are no objections, the reports will be taken
as read.
Later alumni will be guests of the student body at a dance  in the
 ■ Hotel Vancouver ballroom. Last year
this was an innovation and it proved
so popular that it will be repeated.
It will be a reunion for many graduates and an opportunity to meet
some of tbe--student body.
On Saturday afternoon at the University Stadium there will ibe a
double-header — an English rugby
game between Varsity and Meral-
omas, followed by a Hardy Cup
game between U.B.C. and the University of Saskatchewan. During the
intermission there may be a brief
track meet between U.B.C. and the
College of Puget Sound.
Tickets to the game will admit
alumni free to other events on the
campus and will entitle them to a
10-cent deduction on the price of
dinner in the cafeteria. About 5 p.m.
the University Film Society will
show an entertaining motion picture
in the auditorium. At 6 the Big
Block Club will hold its annual reunion dinner in the cafeteria. At 7
there will be a farce basketball
game in the gymnasium, followed by
a serious basketball game between
grads and undergrads.
Needless to say, the committee
hopes and expects that the attendance this year will be larger than
ever before since the programme im-
Federal Aid Given
To Needy Students
Under Joint Plan
' An additional $15,000" in bursaries,
has been made available to needy
students at the University this year.
Of the total, $5000 will be contributed by the Dominion Government
in amounts not larger than $150 per
student as part of the Dominion-
Provincial Youth Training Plan. The
announcement was viewed on the
campus as a victory for the campaign last spring of Canadian students for a system of scholarships
by the Federal Government.
The remaining $10,000 has been
appropriated out of regular University funds and will be in addition to
the normal bursaries and scholarships, most of which have been contributed by private interests.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27—9-12 p.m.
proves year by year.
The annual Alumni Reunion Ball
will be held in the Hotel Vancouver
on Tuesday, December 26. The ballroom, Mart Kenny and the banquet
room have already been reserved.
Tickets will  be $3.50 per  couple.
Last Christmas more than 800
alumni crowded the Commodore
Cabaret for the reunion dance and,
despite a snowstorm, it was an uproarious success. This year, with
the magnificent new hotel, much
larger floor space, an elaborate supper and the music of Mart Kenny's
orchestra, it promises to be an even
more popular event. THE   GRADUATE   CHRONICLE
October 20, 1939
CJHORTLY after the outbreak of war, officers of the military command of
Vancouver   approached   the   Alumni   Association   for   co-operation   in
enlisting as many graduates as possible in the Canadian Officers' Training
The executive authorized an expenditure for the printing and mailing
of notices to all male graduates in Vancouver, New Westminster and the
surrounding municipalities.  In response between 300 and 350 male graduates,
not including a large number who are already attached to militia units,
registered for special training under the C.O.T.C.
Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum, M.M., is com
manding officer of the unit. Since the
unit has jumped to a strength of
more than 600, including undergraduate cadets, lectures and parades are
held in two sections. One grour
meets on Monday and Wednesdaj
nights and the other on Tuesday anc
Thursday nights. Parades and drills
are held on Saturday and Sundaj
Lieut. Alan P. Morley, Arts '37, if
adjutant of the unit and Q.M.S.I. A
A. Smith, of the Princess Pats Canadian Light Infantry, is the instructor. Student officers have remained
in command of the various companies.
The unit will receive a thorough
training in theoretical warfare, supplemented by parades and drills and
musketry, and will be prepared to
write examinations qualifying them
for commissions as lieutenants and
captains. The training, it is understood, is in line with the policy of
the Dominion Government of using
university graduates for posts of
leadership in the war.
/TWE FOLLOWING article by B. A.
*■ which have mushroomed in the
schools throughout the province and
have spread to other parts of Canada, owe their inception and enthusiasm to a member of the Alumni
Association, Miss Marjorie Agnew,
Arts '22, a school teacher in Vancouver.
She began the first club at Temple-
ton Junior High School three years
ago, admitting pupils who either
played an instrument or had a genuine interest in supporting music.
The idea was received with enthusiasm and soon other schools in the
city had similar clubs and it was not
long before it had taken root in the
Okanagan, Kootenays and other parts
of the province. Today there are between 12 and 20 clubs with a membership of well over 4,000.
Sir Ernest has not only lent his
name to the movement but has corresponded with the young members,
visited their clubs every time he
comes to B. C, and given tirelessly
of his time and advice.
Last spring, during a special concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, many of the B. C. clubs sent
To All Graduates
Lt.-Col. G. M. Shrum is officer
commanding the C.O.T.C, which
has a strength of over 600, including more than 300 alumni.
special messages of goodwill to the
audience. Sir Ernest wired in reply,
"The messages from the clubs came
flooding in and received with great
acclaim when they were read at our
'Button' concert. I think people here
were genuinely astonished to hear of
the great numbers that now belong
to the various clubs. All good wishes
and many thanks to members of the
Once again it is necessary to beg the co-operation of members
of the Alumni Association. Graduates of all years and in all
places are urged:
1. To pay the annual dues of $1 or the life membership of
$10 to the treasurer, Fred Bolton, c-o Canadian General Electric
Co., 1065 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B. C.
2. To send the correct addresses of themselves and their
friends to the president, K. M. Beckett, 800 Hall Building, Vancouver.
3. To send items of interest, letters, reports of births, deaths
and marriages, and contributions of all kinds, including articles,
fiction and poetry, to the editor of The Chronicle, Edgar N. Brown,
1675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver.
4. To make a point of patronizing the advertisers who support
The Chronicle.
5. To attend the annual meeting next week, the annual dance
next Christmas and all other functions of the Alumni Association.
Seven experienced Pharmacists to dispense just what
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Elementary Economics (Prof. G. P. Drummond) . . .
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Gardening . . . Poultry Husbandry . . . General Botany
. . . Play Writing.
Full information may be obtained from
University of British Columbia
NOTE—The  Hart   House   Quartette  will   be   presented   in   the
University Auditorium on November 15.
THE FOLLOWING article by B. A." 
.„-„,. . . , , .... ~ ., gotten native trail.
•■McKelvie, reprinted from the Daily
Province, records some of the interesting extra-curricular activities of
John B. Munro, who took his master's
degree in agriculture here in 1930.
For two years, experts of two governments have sought to unravel a
cryptic message, chalked on an old
blaze on a big balsam tree in North
Central British Columbia.
The puzzle has been solved by J. B.
Munro, deputy minister of agriculture, and in the solution he has uncovered a tale of Indian heroism written in charcoal amid a blizzard in
Several years ago, a surveyor travelling over an old and almost  for-
25 miles from
Moricetown, came across an overgrown blaze on a big balsam. On the
smoothed wood something had been
written in charcoal in the syllabic
characters devised by the late Father
Morice for use by the Indians.
The section of the tree was carefully cut out. It was sent to Victoria
for interpretation. No person there
could read it. Nor could experts at
Ottawa decipher the message.
Then Mr. Munro, who is making a
study of the Carrier language and
Father Morice's system of instruction
interested himself in the problem.
He could make out a few words, but
other symbols eluded interpretation.
Early this month, Mr. Munro took
a holiday and business trip to Fort
St. James. He carried the section of
the tree with him.
With the assistance of Chief Louis
Billy Prince, an aged counsellor of the
Carrier nation, he managed to obtain
a little further information.
But, the chief said, the message
was in the Dene language, which varied slightly from the Carrier dialect.
Mr. Munro continued his search,
which led him to Fort Fraser. There
he obtained a literal, translation
which read:
"Here very long way we have travelled.   Very bad storm.
"Cha. Mischel.
"This is my word."
The family of Mischel, Mr. Munro
learned, lived  at Moricetown,  so  to
(Continued on Page 7) October 20, 1939
But   Registration  Is
Highest  On
THE policy of the University appears to be to carry on as normally as possible and to make whatever contributions to national service it can by its technical resources
in science and agriculture.
The war has not affected registration, which has risen to a new record, and undergraduates are being
particularly requested to complete
their courses before enlisting, apparently because their services will be
more valuable as trained than as
untrained men and women.
Dr. R. H. Clark, head of the department of chemistry and a member of the National Research Council, has instituted a new course in
war chemistry for advanced students and announced that a munitions laboratory may be set up on
the campus  to test explosives.
Two other special activities of the
University will probably include the
testing of supplies before they are
shipped overseas and research into
the manufacture of products made
scarce by the war.
The fact that Canada is to be the
central factor in an Imperial plan
for manufacturing aircraft and
training pilots will also call for the
co-operation of the engineering and
other technical resources of the institution.
The planning of food production
and direction of intensive cultivation
of essential agricultural products
will fall on the faculty of agriculture and already considerable work
has been done.
Electrical engineers will probably
receive special signalling training,
mining and geological engineers will
concentrate on the production of
gold and minerals of military value,
mechanical and civil engineers will
be associated with a multitude of
construction and industrial problems, and metallurgical engineers
will be needed for the production of
steel, brass and other alloys.
But beyond the large C.O.T.C. enlistment and the preparations for
special courses and special duties,
life on the campus has been going
on pretty much as usual. Women
students have begun registration for
voluntary service but so far they are
holding a watching brief. Student
activities have been curtailed only
so far as student finances demand it,
and it is hoped that there will be
no reduction in the University appropriation to make a drastic academic curtailment necessary.
1939 Summer Session Added
37 Graduates
To   the   Alumni   Association
John Newberry Led Class; Cheques Presented
To Library and Brock Building
At Closing Dinner
Mr. Jones (dictating letter): "Sir,
my typist being a lady, cannot take
down what I think of you. I, being
a gentleman, cannot even think of
it, but you, being neither, can easily
guess my thoughts."
JOHN D. NEWBERRY, Vancouver^
student, led the 1939 graduating
class of the University of British
Columbia Summer Session with first-
class honors, it was announced by
the university senate. Newberry
topped a class of some 37 graduating
students as the only one with first-
class honors.
Of 625 students, out of 694 in attendance, who sat for the annual
Summer Session examinations, two
were elected as scholorship winners,
while in addition, two more students
were granted degrees of Master of
Arts, and one the degree of Bachelor
of Science in Agriculture. Of the
candidates 592 passed in all subjects,
while 26 passed in certain subjects.
George Wilson, New Westminster,
highest ranking student completing
the third year in arts, was awarded
the $50 British Columbia Teachers'
Federation scholarship, while William Gilmour Clark, Silverdale, B.C.,
was awarded the $30 Summer Session Students' Association scholarship as the top ranking student completing second year arts.
Granted degrees of Master of
Arts were Edmund George Edgar
and Charles Dudley Gaitskell.
Degree of Bachelor of Science in
Agriculture was awarded to Gavin
H. Mouat, with second class honors.
Completing the course for the
degree of Bachelor of Arts in the
general course are: (names in alphabetical order)
Class II—Bailey, Thomas; Barker,
Amy; Barrett-Lennard, Dacre L.;
Breckenridge, David E.; Cooper,
Burt M.; Davidson, R. Harvey;
Dempsey, Daniel C; Fox, Geoffrey
E. N.; Gaddes, William H.; Ginther,
W. Lome; Govier, Percy E.; Herd,
Thomas D.; Killip, Bessie H.; Kim-
ola, Vienna C; Manuel, Harold K.;
Mitchell, Cyril A.; Nesbitt, Reuben
W.; Richardson, Arthur G.; Ross,
Kenneth C; Stewart, E. Campbell;
Tracy, W. Edward; Trout, M. Feme;
Watson, Janet A.
Passed—Gilbert, W. Delmar; Harrison, Godfrey Noel; Norwood, Audrey F.; Huddleston, Robert; Kennedy, Charles D.; McNish, J. Garnet;
Nickerson, William J. M.; Parfitt,
Rosiemai; Sweet, Arthur F.; Well-
wood, Evelyn W.
Passed (Unranked) — Harvey,
Harry E.; Munro, Constane E.; Mur-
aro, Sylvio.
A pleasing function of the closing
banquet and dance in the Hotel Vancouver was the presentation of a
cheque for a library endowment
fund, given to John Ridington, University librarian, on behalf of the
Summer Session Association. In accepting this gift Mr. Ridington expressed   his   sense   of    appreciation,
Volume Climaxes
Seven Years of
Research Abroad
Dr. Dorothy Blakey, Arts '21, has
published "The Minerva Press, 1790-
1820", a definitive work embodying
the results of seven years of research
and presented a copy to the University.
She was granted a travelling scholarship by the Canadian Federation
of University Women in 1931 and began preparation of the volume during
her years abroad. At present she is a
member of the department of English.
Major Industries
Offer Substantial
Graduate Awards
Two graduate scholarships have
recently been offered to the University by large industries in the province. They are available to holders
of degrees in geology and chemistry.
Standard Oil Co. of B. C. Ltd has
made available a $600 scholarship for
research in petroleum products to
honors graduates in chemistry or
chemical engineering. Britannia Mining & Smelting Co. have offered a
similar award of $250 for research in
mineralogy to qualified students.
Fees for Graduate
Study Raised $50
Graduate students who registered
for work toward a master's degree
last month were unpleasantly surprised by the announcement that
fees had been increased by $50—from
$85 to $135 per year—or an increase
of almost 60 per cent.
Nevertheless, a considerable number of the Alumni Association are
registered for postgraduate studies
in nearly all fields available.
and remarked that in the University
of Chicago they had a $2,000,000 fund,
that the U.B.C. has now between
$1200 and $1400, and that "as this is
the first year the Summer Session
has made such a contribution, I hope
in the future other contributions
may follow."
John Pearson, president of the
student body of the Alma Mater Society, was also given a cheque to
"clean up" the Brock Memorial Fund
—this also coming from the Summer Session Association.
Finally Mrs. Finlayson was called
upon to present the athletic awards
for the season.
Interspersed between the speeches
were the songs of James Edmonds
Week ago today Ossy Renardy
played to an over - capacity
audience In huge Carnegie
Hall, New York, In a SOLO
concert. On Saturday in Vancouver this same amazing artist will play in JOINT concert
with Rose Hampton, leading
soprano of the Metropolitan
Opera—a striking example of
Hilker Attractions "Extra
Value" policy — New Yorkers
clamored for the privilege of
paying $2.75 to hear only ONE
of these great young stars.
Vancouverites hear BOTH for
$1.05 up. Seats now at Kelly's,
659 Granville, SEy. 7066.
Crown Life
Rogers Building
TRinity 5101
Vancouver, B.C.
Arts '31
Commerce Courses
To be Reorganized
By New Appointee
Under Dr. Ellis Morrow, the department of commerce at U.B.C. has
been reorganized and expanded. It
will co-operate closely with business
firms in the province and provide
students with as much practical field
work as possible.
Dr. Morrow, who succeeded Prof.
J. Friend Day, was formerly an executive of the MacMillan Publishing
Co. of Canada and professor of commerce in the University of Western
of Victoria, who was accompanied
by Phyllis Dilsworth, Mr. Edmondrs'
clear, well-produced tenor voice was
heard to good effect in "I Live Life,"
and a group of old English songs, including Purcell's "Passing By," "Now
Sleeps the Crimson Petal" and 'Linden Lea." THE   GRADUATE   CHRONICLE
October 20, 1939
Grads . . . Far and Near
SINCE the last Chronicle was published in April, the stork, Cupid and the1
Grim Reaper have all been busy among the thousands of alumni. The
following lists are as complete as it was possible to make them without any
co-operation from members of the association. It may interest graduates
to know that in not a single case of a marriage, a birth or a death was the
information supplied to the editor by any of the persons concerned. Despite
the fact that the editor feels a certain testiness at the moment over this
state of affairs, he will nevertheless undertake to publish any omissions in
future issues of the paper.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Ashby,   Arts
'33, a son, in Vancouver, in May.
To Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Beall, Arts
'31,   a  son,   in   Chatham,   Ont.,   in
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. D. Berwick,    (Helen   Crosby,   Arts   '38),
a son, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Burton, Arts
'35, (Isabel Lawrence), a daughter,
in Abbotsford, in April.
To  Mr.   and  Mrs.   Douglas  Brown,
Arts  '33,   (Betsy Spohn, Arts '32),
a son, in Vancouver, in June.
To-Mr.   and  Mrs.   G.   H.   Candlish,
(Margie Greig, Arts '28), a son, in
Pioneer, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Cameron, Arts
'28, (Gladys Taylor), a son, in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Clarke, Arts
'28, (Marlon Grant), a son, in Vancouver, in September.
To Dr. and Mrs. J. Ross Davidson,
Arts '24, a daughter, in Vancouver,
in  August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis, Sc. '35,
(Margaret Russell),   of   Britannia
Beach, a daughter,  in Vancouver,
in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gavin A. Dirom, Sc.
'32,  a son,  in  Vancouver,  in  October.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Donaldson,
(Mairl Dingwall,  Arts  '32)   of  Papua, a son in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs.  P.  A. Frattinger,
Sc. '33,  (Margaret Jarman), a son,
in Ocean Falls, in May.
To  Mr.  and  Mrs.   Harry   Gilliland,
Arts '29, (Katharine Lee, Com. '32),
a son, in Victoria, in April.
ToMr. and Mrs. Donald E. K. Gordon,   (Shiela  Phipps,  Arts   '26),  a
son, in Victoria.
To Dr. and Mrs. K. P. Groves, Arts
'27, (Maisie Clugston, Arts & Nursing '37),  a son,  in  Vancouver,  in
To  Dr.  and  Mrs.   Thomas  Harmon,
..(Margaret Wilson, Arts '35), a son
in Montreal, in April.
To Mr.  and Mrs.   Marcus   Holmes,
(Gertrude Kellett, Arts '37), a son,
in Vancouver, in July.
To Dr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Hutton,
(Betty Killam, Arts '29), a daughter, in Hartford, Conn., in April.
To  Mr.  and   Mrs.   William   James,
Arts   '35,    (Christine   Joubert),   a
daughter, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. O. K. S. Laugharne,
(Grace Smith, Arts '25), a daughter, in London, in May.
ToMr. and Mrs. Tom Leach, Ag. '31,
(Ruby Lupton), a daughter, in New
Westminster,   in   July.
ToMr. and Mrs. John Lecky, (Beverly Cunningham, Arts '38), a son,
in Toronto, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Lott, Ag.
•33, (Maud Hutson, Arts '3D, a
daughter, in Summerland, in April.
ToMr. and Mrs. Gosford H. Martin,
(Marjory Peck, Arts '19), a daughter, in Vancouver, in October.
To Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Meeklson, Sc.
'22, a son in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alan Mayhew, Com.
'36, (Elza Lovitt, Arts '36), a
daughter, in Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Mercer,
Com. '33, (Ethylwyn Paterson, Arts
'28), a daughter, in Vancouver, in
To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Merrett, Sc.
'32, (Marjorie Brown), a daughter, in Sheridon, Man., in September.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Munro, Sc. '31,
(Gladys Parker), a daughter, in
Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Morrison,
Arts '27, (Mary Carter, Arts '29),
a son, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McCul-
lough, Arts '32, (Effie Johnston) a
daughter, in Vancouver, in April.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. McGlvern,
Arts '32, (Alice Taylor), a son, in
New   Westminster,   in   September.
To Mr. and Mrs. Colin B. McQuarrle,
Arts '33, of New Westminster, a
son, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hector Neil McQuarrle, Sc. '28, (Margaret Malt-
land), a son, in Fort St. John, in
To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nelems, Sc.
'31, (Dorothy KeiUor, Arts "30), a
son, in Springs, near Johannesburg, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Noble, Arts
'28, a daughter, in Vancouver, in
To Dr. and Mrs. Russell A. Palmer,
Arts '26, a daughter, in Vancouver,
in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. D. M. Patterson, Arts '32, (Winnifred Lewis), a
daughter, in Vancouver, in September.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pearcey, Sc.
.. '27, of Premier, a daughter, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Sperry Phillips, Ag.
'23, a daughter, in Victoria, in
To Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid Porter,
(Jean Balfour, Com. '34), a son, in
Victoria, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Rogers, Sc.
'35, a daughter, in Vancouver, in
To Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Rowland, Arts
'29, (Kenna MacDonald, Arts '26),
a daughter, in Vernon, in September.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Rutledge,
Com. '35, (Margaret Harris), a son,
in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sanderson,
Arts '30, a daughter, in Vancouver,
in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shakespeare, Arts '27, (Margaret Cross),
a daughter, in Vancouver, in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sheldon,
(Jean Whyte, Arts '3D, a daughter, in Gait, in June.
To Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Simpson,
Arts '24, (Kathleen Solloway), a
son, in Vancouver, in August.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Smith, Arts
'25, a son, in Vancouver, in April.
To Mr. and Mrs. Irving C. Smith, Sc.
'31, a daughter, in Vancouver, in
To Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Stewart,
Arts '32, (Margaret Lamb), of Premier, a son, in Vancouver, in June.
To Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Swangard,
Ag. '36 (M.S.A.), (Helen Mathews,
Arts '23), a son, in Pullman, Wash.,
in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. Roy Temple, Arts
'31, (Alice Sims), of Nelson, a
daughter,  in Victoria,  in June.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Thomas,
Arts '32, (Edna Pearmaln), a
daughter, in Vancouver, in May.
To Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Todd, Arts
'35, (Jean Root), a son, in White-
horse, Yukon, in September.
To Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Tupper, Sc.
'28, ( Dorothy Ellen Brown, Arts
'27) a daughter, in Vancouver, in
To Mr. and Mrs. David B. Turner,
Ag. '33, (Margaret Swanson, Arts
'26), of New Westminster, a
daughter,   in   Vancouver,   in  July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wales, Arts
'26, (Doris Grace McKay, Arts
'26), a son in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Watchorn
(Marjory Wilkinson, Arts '27), a
daughter, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Willis,
Sc. '35, (Mary Virginia MacDonald,
Arts '32), a daughter, in Vancouver, in July.
To Mr. and Mrs. T. Young, Arts '31,
(Margaret Gamie, Arts '31), a son
in Vancouver, in July.
George Ashwell Allen, Arts '25, to
Irene Wilson, in Seattle, in August.
William James Andrew, Com. '35, to
Joyce Evelyn Brand, in Vancouver,
in June.
Harold Andrews, Com. '33, to Audrey
Kinsman, in Vancouver, in September.
Reginald Arkell, to Elena Macdonald,
Arts '34, in Vancouver, in September.
Bevan Hamilton Arkwright, Arte '35,
to   Merle   Geraldine   Jackson,    in
Vancouver, in June.
Donald   H.   Baker,   Sc.   '35,   to   Amy
Seed,   Arts   '37,   in   Vancouver,   in
Charles    G.    Barrett,    to    Kathleen
Louise McLuckie, Arts '28, in Wood-
bridge, Ont., in April.
John Allan Bourne, Arts '34, to Beth
Lockhart, in Vancouver, in August.
Dr. Bruce Frasee Bryson, Arts '32, to
Marjorie Tossell, in Vancouver, in
Alan  Campbell,  Com.  '36,  to  Mollle
Jordan, in Victoria, in March.
Royden  Campbell,   Sc.   '38,  to  Josephine Margaret Staniforth, Ag. '39,
in Vancouver, in September.
Charles   Edward   Codd,   to   Dorothy
Jean Patterson, Arts '29, in Vancouver, in May.
William  Robert  Cranston,  to  Peggy
Elizabeth   Nasmyth,   Arts    '37,   in
Vancouver, in July.
Charles Edward Denne,  Arts '34, to
Meryle Elaine Mawer, in Vancouver, in August. Residing in Cranbrook.
Farley   Dickinson,   Ag.   '37,   to  Ruth
Cleland, in Bellingham, in April.
Robert   Alexander   D iff in,   to   Mary
Roblna Mouat, Arts '33, in Vancouver, in April.
Herbert Evans, to Marjorie Kilgour,
Arts '35, in Vancouver, in September. Residing in Zeballos.
Robert J.  Ferris,  Arts  '33,  to Helen
Lundy, Arts  '34,  in Vancouver,  in
Hedley  Stewart   Fowler,   Sc.   '33,  to
Catherine   Moore,   in   Seattle   in
June. Residing in Rossland.
Morley   Herbert   Fox,   Com.   '35,   to
Margaret  Kennedy,   in  Vancouver,
in September.
Richard A. Hamilton, Sc. '36, to Mary
Lee Paton, in Toronto, in August.
Milton Harrell, Arts '30, to Jessie Mc-
Lintock, in Vancouver, in September.
Herbert    Morgan    Harris,    to    Clare
Brown,   Arts   '35,   in   Toronto,   in
September. Residing in New York.
Dr.  Harold    Heal,   to   Fyvie Young,
Nursing '31, in Vancouver, in September.
John   Oliver   Hemingsen,  Sc.   '37,   to
Mary   Margaret   Dickson,   in   Victoria, at Easter.
Robert   A.   Henderson,   Arts   '26,   to
Ruth Elder, in Vancouver, in July.
Dr. Gilbert Hooley, Arte '34, to Agnes
Schroeder, Arts '38, in Bellingham,
in   September.   Residing   in   Corning, New York.
Donald Ingham, to Hyslop Gray, Arte
'38,  in  New  Westminster,  in  September.   Both   are   attending   the
University of Washington.
John H. Insley, to Helen Lowe, Arts
'34, in Calgary, in August.
Lawrence   Jack,   Arts   '32,   to   Mary
Frances   Bos , in    Grand    Haven,
Mich.,  in  September.  Residing  at
16-3572 Lome Ave., Montreal.
Harold Wentworth  Jeffrey,  Arts   '36,
to Mary Willets, in Kenelworth, 111.,
in April.
Stuart Keate, Arte '35, to Letha Meil-
icke, in Vancouver, in July. October 20, 1939
Eric Kelly, Arts '30, to Mary Sadler,
Arts '32, in Vancouver, in June.
Lome Robert Kersey, Sc. '36, to Norah Feast, in Vancouver, in May.
Lynden Kirkby, to Jean Hall, Arts '29,
in Regina, in August. Residing in
Melfort, Sask.
Arthur Madeley, Sc. '32, to Dorothy
Bridgett, in Vancouver, in October.
Residing in Squamish.
Ralph P. Mason, to Ada Ruth McDonald, Arts '31, in Vancouver, in
Murray Mather, Arts '35, to Tita Hall,
Arts '35, in Victoria, in April.
George Mitchell Meredith, Arts '31,
to Blanche Duggan, in Seattle, in
August. Residing in Vancouver.
John Miller, Ag. '35, to Anne Margaret Hall, in Vancouver.
James Millar, Com. '34, to Keith
Hutchinson, Com. '34, in Vancouver,
in September.
Harold Moorhead, Sc. '33, to Miriam
Day-Smith, Arts '35, in Vancouver,
in June. Residing at Bale Comeau,
Gordon Morris, Sc. '37, to Edna Is-
mert, in Montreal, in June. Residing at Noranda, Quebec.
John Henry Morris, to Mary Cook,
Arts '34, in Vancouver, in September.
John M. Mortimer, Sc. '35, to Barbara
Hutton, Arts '38, in Lima, Peru, in
James McDonald, Arts '32, to Gwenl-
lyian Edith Cowper, in Vancouver,
in July. Residing at Woodfibre.
Arthur McCtellan, to Mildred Pollock,
Arts '35, in Vancouver, in May.
Patrick McTaggart-Cowan, Arts '33,
to Margaret Palmer, Arts '33, in
Vancouver, in October. Residing in
Ivan Niven, Arts '34, to Betty Mitchell, in Chicago, in September.
Residing in Urbana, 111.
John Parnall, Arts '35, to Edna Dil-
worth, in Vancouver, in July.
Alan Max Patmore, Com. '36, to Ger-
aldine Jorgenson, in Vancouver.
Harold Pearson, Com. '34, to Dorothy
Elliott, Arts '36, in Vancouver, in
George L. Phillips, Arts '27, to Evelyn
Harford, in Vancouver, in July.
George Tweedie Phillips, to Helen
Braidwood, Arts '35, in Vancouver,
in April.
Frederick Poole, Arts '28, to Dilys
Parry, in London, in July.
Daniel Quigley, Arts '34, to Evelyn
Smith, in Vancouver, in May.
Alfred Rive, Arts '21, to Harriet Hop-
kinson, in Cambridge, Eng., in August. Residing at 7 Place des Aples,
William J. Roper, Arts '32, to Isabella
Braidwood, in Vancouver, in June.
John Charles Scholefield, Ag. '37, to
Elsie Beatrice McLean, in Vancouver. Residing in Duncan.
Walter Scott, Sc. '35, to Elna Elizabeth Smith, in Vancouver, in April.
Harvey J. Sedgwick, Arts '33, to Helen
Mary Little, in Vancouver, in July.
Frank Smith, to Kathleen Isobel Harvey, Arts '33, in April.
Geoffrey Gordon Smith, Arts '37, to
Jara Armitage, in Creston, in September. Residing in Toronto. i
Ronald Neville Smith, Arts '31, to
Gertrude Parkin, in North Vancouver, in August.
Earl Douglas Snetsinger, to Andree
Harper, Arts '33, in Vancouver, in
Eric Stafford, to Doris Shorney, Arts
'25, in Vancouver, in July.
Gordon Stead, Com. '33, to Kathleen
Mann, in Vancouver.
William James Tough, Sc. '28, to
Rosa May Logie, in Vancouver, in
September. Residing at Copper
Stuart Burton Williscroft, to Bessie
Kennedy, Arts '31, in Vancouver, in
the spring.
Dr. Reginald A. Wilson, Arts '29, to
Jean Emerson, in Vancouver.
Charles William Wood, Ag. '36, to
Glenna Muriel Trousdale, in Vancouver, in October.
Dr. Roy Graham, Sc. '30, killed at
Britannia Mine.
Mrs Lome H. Jackson, (Jessie Josephine Anderson, Arts '16) in Vancouver.
Joseph Kadzlelawa, Arts '36, killed
in accident near Pasadena.
John Kane Keenan, Arts '32, drowned at Bowen Island.
William Gordon Pierce, Arts '39,
drowned near Franklin River, B.C.
Gordon Edward Melvin Sparkes, Arts
'39, in Vancouver.
Marjorie Wilson, Arts '35, killed in
accident near Pasadena.
George Carmen Ridland, Sc. '36, has
been engaged by the Bear Exploration & Radium Co. to investigate
the occurrence of radium in the
company's property near Great
Bear Lake. He has done graduate
work in geology at Princeton University.
Dr. Angus Tregidga, Sc. '33, has been
appointed professor of electrical
engineering at Kansas State College. He received a Ph. D. from the
California Institute of Technology
in June.
Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer, Arts '25, was
recently named general secretary
of the B. C. Electric. He graduated
in law at Oxford and received a
Ph. D. from the University of California. He was director of the social science department at the University of Toronto and an expert
attached to the Rowell Commission before accepting his present
Zoe Browne-Clayton, Ag. '36 and Arts
'37, has been adventuring in England and the continent for a year
or more, part of the time with a
party of B. C. grads, which included
Norman Hacking, Arts '34, and
James Beveridge, Arts '38, for a cycling tour of France. The latter
two have not been heard from for
some time but are believed to be en
route home.
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Kenneth dePencier Watson, Sc. '37,
has crowned two years study at
Princeton by winning a $1600 fellowship for work in geology.
Rev. Charles Bentall, Arts '34, a
Baptist minister in Regina, preached in Kerrisdale Baptist Church
during his holidays in August. He
attended the Baptist World Alliance in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier in
the summer.
Carson McGuire, Arts '39, president
of the Alma Mater Society last year
is principal of Chllliwack High
Miss Ethel Rolston, nursing '36, is
surgical nursing supervisor in the
University of Alberta hospital. Last
year she taught nursing in Holy
Cross Hospital, Calgary.
John E. Armstrong, Arts '36, was recently awarded a Ph. D., in geology
by the University of Toronto. At
McGill, at the same time, James J.
Pyle, Arts '35, received a Ph. D. in
cellulose chemistry. Mrs. Muriel E.
Hidy (Muriel E. Wagenhauser, Arts
'27), also received a Ph. D. in economics at Radcliffe College, Cambridge. She teaches at Wheaton
College, Norton, Mass.
Miss Doreen Davies, Arts '39, is a
teacher at McBride Junior High
Ian Douglas, Arts '31, is an officer
with the New Westminster Regiment.
Henry Johnson, Arts '32, came home
on the next ship after the Athenia
when his European holiday was cut
short by war. He is teaching school
in Vancouver.
Tom Brown, Arts '32, J. N. Burnett,
Arts '30, Roger Odium, Ag. '29, and
Nelson Odium, Ag. '37, are all officers of the Irish Fusiliers.
Geoffrey Riddehough, Arts '24, was
requisitioned   by   the   intelligence
service of the Royal Canadian navy
at the outbreak of war and is stationed at Esquimau.
Cedrlc Hornby, Ag. '36, is on the staff
of the Dominion Experimental
Farm at Summerland.
Igor Kosin, Ag. '34, is with the federal
department of agriculture in Ottawa.
Donald Davidson, Arts '34, is educational supervisor of the Huntingdon Library, Pasadena, California.
Kemp Edmonds, Arts '38, is studying
law in Vancouver.
Madeleine Elliot, Arts '35, has gone to
Columbia University to study the
teaching of school music.
David Carey, Arts '38 and Rhodes
scholar, is understood to be returning home from Oxford for the duration of the war. He was on the
high seas en route to Oxford a year
ago at the time of Munich.
Arthur Johnson, Arts '35 and Rhodes
scholar, has been called to the bar
in Vancouver since returning from
T. Murray Hunter, Arts '35, has been
called to the bar in Vancouver.
Darrel Gomery, Arts '36, has completed her postgraduate course at
the Clark School for the Dumb at
Northampton, Mass., and is teaching at the School for the Deaf and
Blind in Vancouver.
Dr. Eleanor Riggs, Arts '29, got as far
as Montreal before war halted her
plans for a trip to Europe. Instead
she visited New York, Baltimore,
Cleveland and Rochester, Minn.,
paying especial attention to medical centres, before returning to
Jack Bickerton, Ag. '34, is on the staff
of Cornell University, where he is
completing  work for a  Ph. D.  in
plant pathology.    Accompanied by
(Continued on Page 7) THE   GRADUATE   CHRONICLE
October 20, 1939
Annual Report of President
Of the Alumni Association
THIS report on the activities of the Association during the past year may
be summarized as a statement of some progress, not free from some
disappointment. It has become obvious that there is some fundamental
weakness in the Association, either in its organization or its membership.
That weakness is, I think, a lack of cohesion. The general policy of your
executives for several years past has been directed to finding means of eliminating this weakness. The solution, I think, lies in the extension of the
activities of the Association to reach as many graduates as possible. In
other words, the more the Association has to offer, the more support it will
receive.   That the converse is equally true, I would impress upon everyone.
Two  activities will serve to illus-
Last year our predecessors in office
organized a badminton club on the
Campus which proved so popular that
membership was necessarily limited.
On the other hand, your executive
this year adopted a new policy in respect to the Chronicle, based on the
belief that a quarterly issue providing
more up-to-date news would be of
much greater interest to graduates,
and would pay for itself in increased
income from fees. This has not yet
been demonstrated to be true. Here
again, the fault lies in the lack of
cohesion in the Association, rather
than in a complete lack of interest on
the part of alumni. It may well be
that our organization is at fault. It
may readily be realized that the executive must necessarily direct the
affairs of the association in such time
as they can spare from their private
occupations. Much time 4s lost by the
—exeaafcive —fa-^temai&-Tmzeg§BfflfSS!^
routine work, when this time might
better be employed in other ways to
the greater advantage of the association.
With respect to the particular activities of the association, some warrant special mention. Record attendance marked the traditional Christmas Re-Union; despite very bad
weather, over 800 were present, an
increase of 200 over the previous
year. That, incidentally, marked the
last Re-Union in the Commodore, for
while the association has been enlarged by nearly 10% since last year,
the Commodore has not, and a move
to more spacious quarters has now
been made necessary.
Homecoming was likewise highly
successful. It is to be hoped that the
arrangements made for this year will
meet with the same approval. The
association again sponsored a dance
in honor of the graduating class following Convocation and this event
has now been given a permanent
place on the calendar of alumni activities.
Much of the executive work has
been of a quiet nature. Preparatory
to the purchase of an addressograph
equipment, a complete revision of the
records was undertaken. Checking
and correcting over 4,000 names and
addresses was no easy task, and was
only accomplished with the able assistance of a group of volunteers who
supplemented the executive in this
work. Constant revision will always
be necessary, but if done at regular
intervals will not be a difficult matter. The addressograph itself represents a very substantial investment
and the first of its kind made by the
association, but it has already proved
to be an economy. At least $40.00 is
saved every time the complete file is
used. It is available to other university organizations, if they desire its
use, and has already been loaned to
the students on one occasion.
Throughout the year the Association has been represented on several
committees of the University, particularly on the Student Campaign
Committee, which was formed to deal
with the problem of overcrowding.
The work of the Committee, which
has now been completed, involved a
great deal of time, and met with
considerable success. As a result of
its efforts, the policy of limitation
was abandoned and provision was
made by the Government for the
SfiWe Medicine
Building to relieve congestion. Unfortunately, the intervention of War
will, in all probability, delay construction, but the Committee is,
nevertheless, entitled to much credit
in this regard. An outgrowth of this
Committee has been the establishment of an Alumni Advisory Committee, which may be called to advise
and assist the under-graduates whenever they desire. The purpose, as
visloned by the students is that the
Committee will by its advice be able
to provide a continuity of policy not
possible before.
The Brock Memorial Building, a
dream for many years, is rapidly becoming a reality, and will be opened
early in 1940. The least said about our
record in respect of financing construction the better. But for the willingness of the students to mortgage
themselves to the limit of their resources, and the generous co-operation of the Board of Governors, the
building might still be a dream.
Quarters in the building have been
made available to the Association for
its use in co-operation with other
This year the Association, as is
customary, selected a slate of candidates for the triennial senate elections. Five of the ten candidates
nominated were successful, and the
election of two eminent graduates
from points outside Vancouver may
be considered an achievement. It has
been the policy of executives for some
years past to encourage the formation of  branches  wherever  possible,
and to give these branches as large
a voice in the affairs of the Association as possible. Prior to this year
no Alumni candidates resident outside Vancouver had been successful
in senate elections. Both the Association and the Senate are fortunate
in having available for service two
men of the calibre of Dr. Walker and
Dr. Wright.
The Committee authorized by the
last meeting of the Association to
review the method of selecting candidates for Senate was appointed by
your executive with its powers enlarged to consider generally a revis
ion of the constitution. This Committee has submitted its report to the
executive which has been approved,
and has given notice of certain
amendments which it recommends.
The executive has gone on record as
approving these amendments, and
you are urged to support them.
Elsewhere will be found the Treasurer's Annual Statement which shows
that despite heavy expenditures in
equipment and the establishment and
maintenance of a reserve fund which
has been increased considerably during the year, the financial affairs of
(Continued on Page 7)
1.   That   Section   (c)   of   Clause   4   be"	
amended by striking out the words
after the word "meeting" in the
second line and substituting therefor the words:
"twelve   life   or   ordinary   members of the Association shall be
selected  as   its   nominees".
That   Clause   9   be   struck  out  and
the  following  substituted therefor:
"Clause 9.    The Executive of the
Association  shall  consist of  the
Honourary    President    shall    be
the  President of  the University
of   British   Columbia;   President,
Immediate Past President, First
Vice  President,  who  shall   be  a
man. Second Vice President who
shall   be   a   woman,   Third   Vice
President,     Secretary,     Records
Secretary,   Treasurer,   Editor  of
Publications.       The      Executive
shall   meet   at   the   call   of   the
President,  or at  the written  request     of    any     two    members
That   Section   (a)   of  Clause   13   be
amended by striking out the second
sentence and adding: after the word
"and  perform   such  other  duties
as   generally   devolve   upon   the
office of President".
Section   (b)   shall   be   amended   by
renaming  it  "Section   (c)"  and  the
following  inserted  as  Section   (b):
"Section     (b).    The     First    Vice
President shall assist the President and perform  the duties of
President in the absence of the
President,    and    shall    perform
such  other  duties  as  may  from
time   to   time   be   delegated   to
"The Second Vice President shall
direct   the   social   activities   and
the   women's   activities   of   the
association,    and   shall    perform
the   duties   of   President   in   the
absence    of    the    President    and
the   First  Vice   President".
"The  Third  A'ice  President  shall
be a member of the  Faculty or
the  administration   of   the   University of British Columbia, and
shall  act  as   liaison   officer  between   the   association   and   the
administration, faculty and student  body  of  the  University".
That Clause 13 be further amended
by  adding-  Section   (h)   as  follows:
"Section (h).    The executive shall
have   power   to appoint  a  member of the Association as Assistant   Secretary   Treasurer,   who
shall be a paid official performing such duties as are  assigned
by  the  executive on such  terms
and  conditions  as  the  executive
may determine".
That  Clause   19   be  struck  out  and
the  following be  substituted  therefor:
"Clause 19. Section (a). The
Association shall nominate a
candidate for the office of Chancellor of the University as often
as an election is held to All the
said office".
"Section (b). The Association
shall nominate twelve life or
ordinary members in good standing as candidates for the Senate
of the University of British Columbia as often as such Senate
elections are held".
Method of Selection
Clause (c).    Section 19.
(1) An Association Candidate
for election to the Senate
shall represent one of the
enumerated districts in the
Province of British Columbia hereinafter set forth,
though such Candidate need
not be a resident of the district he represents, save and
except in the case of Greater Vancouver, Victoria or
New   Westminster   districts.
(2) Each district shall be entitled to nominate candidates as follows:
Cariboo       1
Kootenay        1
New Westminster (including Burnaby and
lower  Fraser  Valley)   ...   1
Okanagan      1
Greater Vancouver (including North Vancouver,
West Vancouver, Richmond       and        University
Hill)         7
Victoria        I
(3) PROVIDED: that if at any
time the Executive Council
deems it advisable to have
some other district of the
Province represented, it shall
have power to give such district representation, and in
such case the number representing the Greater Vancouver District shall be reduced
by the number so allotted,
but so that in any event the
number to represent Greater
Vancouver District shall not
be less than Ave.
(4) The Executive of the Association shall notify all
branches of the rules governing the nomination of
candidates at least six weeks
before the closing date for
such  nominations.
(5) The name of the nominee of
such district must be in the
hands of the Secretary fourteen days before the closing
date, and the list of such
district nominees other than
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■pvESPITE the fact that our bank account shows a balance which is $138.20
less than at this time last year, your executive feels that the past year
has been a successful one financially.
As instructed by the general meeting last year, your treasurer opened
a trust account which is comprised of half of the 1937-38 balance and half
of the life memberships paid in during the 1938-39 year. This fund, which
will supposedly be used for capital expenditures in the future, now stands
at $221.68.
Furthermore, your executive saw fit to purchase an addressograph
machine with individual plates for all graduates in order to facilitate the
mailing of the Graduate Chronicle.   This is fully paid for.
There has been an increase of only 15 per cent in the number of graduates who have paid their dues, comparing the 1937-38 and 1938-39 fiscal
years, which is hardly satisfactory when it is considered that two issues
of the Chronicle have been sent to all graduates and the third issue is in
the mail. Since it will be necessary to remove non-paying members from
our mailing list, we would suggest that you send in your dollar immediately
for the 1939-40 year.
November 1, 1938: Balance in Bank       $
Petty Cash  	
Reunion Dance:
Sale of tickets      $1,216.50
Expenses            823.34
Anonymous         $    10.00
Dail Province  (Advt.)     10.00
Star Laundry (Adve.)     1.00
Northwestern Fire Association Co. (Advt.)  30.00
Alma Mater Society (Advt.)  6.00
University of B.C. (Advt.)  8.00
Dinner for Senate Elections:
Sale  of tickets     $    25.35
Expenses     24.00
U.B.C. Badminton Club 	
Convocation  Tea   	
Convocation Dance  	
212 Annuel Fees        $
2  @  $2.00  	
17 Life Members 	
Executive Meeting    $     7.53
Annual  Meeting     25.94
Advertising     14.73
Senate   Elections     27.78
Flowers for Mrs. Klinck    10.50
Badminton Club (Gym Rental)    100.00
Phone Calls re Senate Election   6.55
Purchase  of Addressograph  246.13
Convocation Dance    75.00
Gift to Dr. Klinck    25.00
Flowers for Convocation Tea    5.00
Stamps and  exchange  9.05
Jundries       2.00
Printing, Stationary, etc  32.73
Secretarial  Expenses     26.75
Chronicle, printing and mailing    280.58
Mimeograving notices, etc  41.19
  $  936.66
Establishment of Trust Fund:
Savings Account No. 63456 (C.B. of C.)   221.68
Balance in Bank         137.17
(Continued from Page 6)
Greater Vancouver shall be
submitted to the Executive
Council for approval.
(6) A slate of proposed nominees to represent Greater
Vancouver shall be chosen
by the Executive and submitted to a general meeting
of the Association to be
held seven clear days before
the closing day for nominations, and such meeting may
approve, reject or amend the
proposed slate as it sees fit.
The names of those selected
shall be added to the list of
district nominees as approved by the Executive Council and shall constitute the
official slate of the Association, and shall be duly submitted to the Registrar of
the University of British
(7) The list of nominees so selected shall be sent to all
members with the request
that they support it in the
forthcoming election.
DATED  at  Vancouver,   B.C.,   this   2nd
day of October,  1939.
H.   V.  WARREN.
D.  M.  OWEN.
(Continued from Page 2)
Moricetown he went.
There he was fortunate in discovering Jimmie Mischel, an elderly man
to whom he showed the old blazed
Jimmie Mischel's eyes opened wide
in astonishment. "It's mine," he exclaimed.   "I wrote that."
And the story that he told was as
"In 1895, old Bill Cook and I were
going along that old trail to Telkwa,
about 25 miles from Moricetown. A
terrible storm arose. We took shelter under the big balsam.
"Then it started to snow. It became a blizzard. The snow piled up
between three and four feet on the
surface.   We could not get out.
"We were there for two or three
days. We had nothing to eat. We
could not get out. It was terribly
"We thought we were going to die
ci starvation and cold. Then we
thought that we should leave some
writings to tell what happened to us.
Maybe, when we were dead others
would look for us after the storm was
over, and they would know that we
had died there.
"I cut the blaze on the tree. Then
T took a burnt stick and made the
"On the third day it started to
thaw, and we managed to get out and
walk until we met some people who
gave us food.
"Two years ago, I was on the same
old trail. I looked for the tree and
found that my message had been cut
out. I knew it was not very long
before, because the marks on the tree
where the piece was cut out were
"That is my story."
(Continued from Page 6)
the Association have  been satisfactorily maintained.
The policy with regard to the
Chronicle is still a problem to be
disposed of. The effort required to
publish a Chronicle quarterly is very
great. Despite severe handicaps this
heavy responsibility has been very
ably discharged during the past year
by our Editor, with little outside assistance. The increased return in fees
this year has been disappointing.
While cost of the publication is not
unreasonable, a much greater response is essential if its publication
is to continue. The other alternatives
are the fixing of a special subscription rate on the Chronicle, or a reversion to an annual publication.
Your executive has made certain
recommendations to its successors,
the more important being: First, that
a thorough survey be made to determine the policy to be adopted in publishing the Chronicle; Second, a survey of the possibility of securing some
permanent official to properly organize and correlate the activities of the
Association, Thirdly, to maintain a
conservative financial policy, recommending in particular that no capital
expenditures be made during the ensuing year.
Lest I be criticized as unduly pessimistic, I hasten to note the progress
that has been made during the past
six or seven years. If such progress
can be maintained, or nearly so, despite present uncertainties, the Association will in due time achieve that
status which is desired by most of
In conclusion, may I express my
thanks to the members of the executive for the excellent co-operation
given by them during the past year,
and extend to my successor every
good wish, and assure him of continued support during the coming
(Continued from Page 5)
his wife, he visited his home in New
Westminster during the summer.
Rev. Christopher Loat, Arts '35, has
been appointed chaplain of the 11th
Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian
Army Medical Corps, of Guelph. He
was assistant curate of St. Mark's
Church in Vancouver before going
to St. George's Church in Guelph
two years ago.
Miss Margaret Lighteart, Arts '39, has
gone to Stanford University for
postgraduate work.
Archie M. Macaulay, Arts '39, has
been awarded a scholarship in history at Clark University.
F W. Hetherington, Arts '36, is with
the provincial department of welfare at Prince Rupert, while Jack
Balcombe, Com. '34, is a social service workers with the Division of
Venereal Disease Control in Vancouver.
Miss Beatrice Sutton, Arts '33, is
teaching commerce in Powell River,
and Miss Elsie Lehman, Arts '34, is
teaching French at Ocean Falls. THE   GRADUATE   CHRONICLE
October 20, 1939
The Graduate Chronicle
A quarterly journal owned by and devoted to the interests of
The Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia.
EDITOR: Edgar N. Brown
IT is with no particular satisfaction that The Graduate Chronicle
recalls at this time that it spoke gravely of the inevitability
of war last April. Nor is there very much which can be usefully
said at this time. Already we are tired of the sound of the word—
though we will undoubtedly grow much more tired of it in the
months and years to come—and there is little point in adding
fresh platitudes to the countless others which are already on the
It is possible, however, to speak with satisfaction of the attitude of the Dominion Government, insofar as it deals with the
function of university graduates in the conflict. Among the mistakes of the last war was the practice of throwing men helter-
skelter into the army, with little or no regard to their special
aptitudes and weaknesses. Engineers, agriculturalists, writers,
accountants, transportation men and other specialists, who might
have performed invaluable work in their respective spheres, were
wasted with a prodigal hand.
This time, apparently, there is to be a determined effort, not
only to use men in the most intelligent manner possible, but to
conserve as much as possible the creative and skilled minds of the
country for the uncertain peace ahead, with its problems of reorganization and reconstruction. It is a policy to be commended in
the highest degree.
THIS, the third issue of The Graduate Chronicle in its present
form, should enable alumni to formulate some conclusions
about it. With the annual meeting approaching, the time has come
to decide whether the journal should continue to appear quarterly,
be expanded into a monthly or revert back to an annual.
A new financial arrangement will be necessary unless it
returns to the annual form. If no more members pay their fees
next year than paid them this year, it may be impossible to
continue to subsidize the paper on a quarterly basis. To make it
a monthly publication (perhaps omitting July and August) would,
of course, involve the payment of a regular subscription. Would
it be worth it?
A plan has been suggested whereby the annual fees might
be raised to $1.50, a part-time editor paid a small salary, the
business management of the paper turned over to a qualified advertising agency, and a monthly paper or magazine issued. This
proposal, which sounds attractive on the surface, nevertheless has
a catch. It is possible only if at least 1000 members not only promise to pay their fees but actually do so. The present executive,
with some justification, has grave misgivings that they would. If
the executive should be proved wrong, it is perhaps unnecessary to
state  that its members would take the rebuke with good grace.
Sooner or later, some such plan as this will have to be adopted.
Superficially, one would think that an organized body of about
4500 members, a majority of whom enjoy a favorable economic
status, could and would support a modest monthly periodical, particularly when it would become a valuable medium for. interpreting the University to the public and mobilizing the effective forces
of the alumni.
MEMBERS of the Alumni Association should give some thought
to the proposed changes in the constitution, which are printed on another page, before coming to the annual meeting next
The changes have been drafted by a special committee, which
has put a good deal of thought and work into the proposals. Its
members believe that the plan they suggest will strengthen the
executive, provide flexibility to the constitution and provide for
necessary expansion of the association in the future.
The executive has already considered the changes and endorsed them. But the constitution should never be changed without careful thought being given to the ultimate effects, and it is
hoped that there may be some expression of opinion before the vote
is put.
rpHE FOLLOWING letter was received from Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Morris,
*■ whose address is Huaraz, Peru, and who are missionaries to the Peruvian
Indians. Mr. Morris was a member of Sc. '28, a McKechnie Cup player and
a member of the Musical Society. His wife, the former Ruby Williams,
graduated in Arts '34 and was secretary of the Varsity Christian Union.
Incidentally, the letter was written on June 27, in the middle of the Peruvian
winter, and reached Vancouver on August 4.
"Greetings from South America. For some time now, I have been urged
by my wife to forward some sort of acknowledgment and appreciation for
the publication of The Graduate Chronicle. Up to the present time, two
different copies have been forwarded to us and we are glad to see that someone has finally conceived a workable plan to keep in touch with the graduates. We enjoy it immensely but must object to the fact that most of
the news has to do with recent graduates and not so much with the pioneers.
No doubt it is because many of them are like us and have failed to make
their whereabouts known.
"At the present time we are work--	
ing in Peru as missionaries. Our home
is situated in a mountain city of the
Andes at an elevation of 10,500 feet
above the sea. It has a population of
between fifteen and twenty thousand,
with about another ten or fifteen
thousand close around the city. About
90 per cent of the people are Quechua
Indians. They are descendants of the
Incas and one of the old Inca temples lies in a good state of preservation three or four miles north of the
city. The city itself is situated in
the heart of a valley and is surrounded on all sides by mountains. To the
west is the Black range, reaching
about 16,000 feet elevation, while to
the east is the White Range, with
snow the year round. These peaks are
outside our door, so to speak, and
rise to elevations of 17,000 to 23,500
feet. The latter is the elevation of
Huascaran, which is about 25 miles
to the north.
"The valley itself is rather nice,
there being many eucalyptus trees
scattered throughout, and up the
mountainsides are small fields or
farms. Some of them on the mountainsides are so steep that one wonders how the people do any work with
out falling off. Wheat and other
grains are grown here, including corn,
which is the staple article of diet.
There are also a great number of
"The Indians are what might be
called semi-civilized and they all live
in adobe houses. Our work is principally among the Indians. Amongst
other things, we are studying the language, it being an unwritten one, and
we are working on a translation of
the Scriptures. In all Peru, there are
between 3% and iVi millions of these
Indians. There may be more but
there are no definite figures. This
year for the first time the government is trying to take a census. The
Indians are in several large dialect
groups and one cannot understand
the other. We are in the Ancash
group. The most vigorous Quechua is
spoken around Cuzco to the south,
which was formerly the centre of the
Incas kingdom or empire. I should
mention that about 80 to 85 per cent
of the population of Peru have Indian
blood in them. Social conditions are
bad and it is reported on good authority that 65% of the births are illegitimate  and some  say  that infant
mortality is at about the same figure.
"The climate is very enjoyable. At
the present time, we are supposed to
be enjoying our winter season. It is
the dry season and for this reason
many call it the summer season. The
nights are cold and often frosty. The
days are bright and sunny. It is very
warm in the middle of the day. We
are about 10 degrees south of the
equator. The sun will warp an inch
board in an hour. Our health is good
but sometimes we find it very tiring
in this high altitude. Often you feel
almost exhausted.
"We live in an adobe house, of
course, like all the rest of the people.
It happens to be a two storey affair
and we live upstairs. The first story
walls are three feet thick and the
second storey ones about 22 inches or
nearly two feet. Some of them are
two feet. Red tiles cover the roof
and the eaves overhang a good three
feet. When it rains here, it just opens
up and rains. We are fortunate in
having electric light at night. One
man owns the plant and does he
charge for his power! We have no
meters but pay per wattage of globes.
The streets of this town are about 12
feet wide. Some of them less. All
are cobble stones of course. The town
naturally is typical South American
Spanish. It has a central plaza where
everybody goes at night to walk
around. The municipality have installed a radio in the plaza which is
tuned to the main Peruvian station
and so the citizens receive their news
first hand.
"At the present time, Peru is building a good many roads. One from
here to Lima is nearly finished and
will be in about two months. Lima
is about 300 miles to the south. Mule
back is the standard mode of travel
but many trucks are taking their
place rapidly wherever there are
roads available. We use both methods. I have crossed the Andes twice
over high mountain passes from here
at about 17,000 feet. The wind blows
and it is as cold as an interior winter. The trails are like going upstairs, they are that steep and many
places are so bad that one slip means
doom for you and your mule. We
have both crossed the Andes to the
south and interior of Peru. Here an
English railway of first class construction climbs to 16,000 feet to pass
over into the valley of Huancayo from


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