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 IJteK.B.e. Alumni
to The Class of '53
The Manager and staff of "'My Bank' on the campus"
join in wishing good luck to all who are leaving
U.B.C. this year. We hope you will find success and
happiness in all your future undertakings.
We also want to remind you that, wherever you go
in Canada, there is almost sure to be one of our 58 5
branches near your home or office. You'll always find
a warm welcome at "My Bank".
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Your Bank on the Campus . . .
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WORKING    WITH     CANADIANS     IN     EVERY    WALK    OF    LIFE    SINCE    1817
page 2
The Holy Haven
May 7, the Day of Saint Stanislaus,
Bishop and Martyr.
The Editor,
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,
U. B. Seated.   Also Sated.
Sir, (if I may so address you),
One Allen Roy Evans (off caps! all stand!) has
written to you with some free advice for your man
Brocca, telling him he doesn't know how to write.
Mr. Evans feels the Chronicle is no place for
illiteracy. Little does he know. It is crammed solid
with the stuff on every page. I blush and blush for
it. Even the printer improves his shining hour by
inserting the darndest misprints that ever a man
did see. I well remember a letter of Dr. Birney's on
this subject. He somewhat vainly, in both senses of
the word "vain", objected to having his poems rewritten. In the same issue that was toned up by
Mr. Evans' letter I noticed "quickest hedge" for
"quickset hedge", and "man type" for "un type".
After which I quit reading, but not before deciding
that illiterates in the Chronicle make suitable bedfellows. Misery loves company. Further, I'd say
your company loves misery.
That noted old stylist, Mr. Evans himself, is apt
to nod when he inserts himself into this slipshod
gang that hangs around the Chronicle. For example,
he says "I don't want to inject a discordant note,
but". Meaning, of course, that he's delighted to do
just that, for why else did he write? Now, how does
one inject a discordant note? With a syringe? And
is the note the patient who gets the injection, the
recipient? Or is it the fluid, the injecting medium,
within the syringe? Mr. Evans fails to make himself
clear, which should be the young graduate's chief
endeavour. Mr. Brocca, I am happy to say, made
himself all too plain. So plain that he shocked Mr.
Evans, a lover of beauty and propriety.
Yours faithfully,
D. H. Brock, Arts '30.
Mr. Frank Turner,
Sec'y-Manager U.B.C. Alumni Association :
I thought it might interest you or your Alumni
editor to hear that when I was in Kingston recently,
through the kindness of Mr. D. Cooper, works manager of C.I.L., I had a meeting with a number of
U.B.C. grads who are working with them at the
Nylon plant there.
The following people had dinner and refreshments:
Kalev Pugi, '52
Dick McKinnon, '49
Ted Hendricks, 'SO
Orin   Pearce,   '51
John Henrv, '51
Dave Wood, '52
Mack Bridt, '49
Bill Ross '47
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Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm. '42, LL.B. '48
Women's Editor: Leona Sherlock, B.A., '50
Board of Management:
President Douglas Macdonald, B.A., '30
Past-President Gordon M. Letson, B.A.Sc, '26
First Vice-President Arthur H. Sager, B.A., '38
Treasurer G. Dudley Darling, B.Comm., '39
Second Vice-President Jean Gilley, B.A., '27
Third Vice-President Dr. Harry V. Warren,
B.A., 26; B.A.Sc, '27
Chairman Publications Board Ormonde J. Hall,
B.Comm., '42; LL.B., '48
Executive-Director—Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A., '39
Degree Reps.: Medicine, Dr. Peter Spohn; Law, Frank
Lewis, B.A. '49, LL.B. '50; Pharmacy, Doug. Denholm,
B.S.P. '51; Commerce, Don Miller, B.Comm. '47; Agriculture, Iain MacSwan, B.S.A. '42; Social Work, Richard
J. Clark, B.A. '41, B.S.W. '46; Home Economics, Audrey
Dunlop, B.H.E. '47; Physical Education, Hugh Marshall,
B.P.E. '50; Architecture, Harry Lee, B.Arch. '50; Applied
Science, Len Stacey, B.A.Sc. '24; Forestry, Jack Roff,
B.Comm. '47, B.S.F. '48; Arts, Margaret E. Clarke, B.A.
Members at Large: Dr. W. G. Black, B.A. '22; William H.
Birmingham, B.A. '33; Harry Franklin, B.A. '49; Dr. Fred
Grauer, B.S.A. '30; Mrs. Helen Harmer, B.A. '40; Aileen
Mann, B.A. '37.
Senate Reps.: Dr. Earle Foerster, B.A. '21; Dr. W. C. Gibson, B.A. '33.
Alma Mater Society Reps.: Ivan Feltham and Bill St. John.
Editorial Offices:
5 th Floor, Yorkshire House
900 West Pender Street Vancouver 1, B.C.
Business Offices:
Room 201, Brock Hall, U.B.C.
Vancouver 8, B.C.
Readers of the Chronicle will note on page seven
that Col. Harry T. Logan is the new editor of the
Chronicle taking over from the writer of this column
who regretfully and yet with some relief is giving
up the post after five or six years. . . . The Chronicle
has been fun but at the same time a bit of a chore
because of the inevitable deadlines, etc. . . . but at
this time as the after dinner speaker says, I wish to
thank all those people who have contributed in one
way or another to the Chronicle and also the many
people who have had such kind things to say about
the magazine over the years . . . There have been
many faults in the Chronicle but an attempt was
made to give the magazine a flavor that would appeal to as many of the graduates as possible. . . .
some felt it was too breezy and not quite up to the
artistic standards demanded of a college journal and
others thought some of the more scientific and literary articles were a little too heavy for grads who
wanted only to hear of the doings of some of their
old class mates . . . On the whole, however, it has had
a good effect because it has helped to draw the
graduates of U.B.C. closer together and in that way
organize our forces for the projects we have undertaken. . . .
Col. Logan comes to the Chronicle with a reputation as a gentleman, scholar and soldier that is of
the highest. . . . He will do a fine job as we all know
. . . but one thing is important ... he will need help
and it is up to all graduates who have talent for
writing to pitch in and contribute articles and newsworthy notes so that his job will be easier. . . . The
Chronicle pays nothing to its contributors but the
satisfaction that comes from doing something to
help a good effort ... so reflect all you people who
are in the writing field one way or another and send
in your notes and articles . . . Col. Logan will appreciate it. . . .
VOL. 7, No. 2
Alumni Athletic Committee Report 8, 9
U.B.C. Professors Retire   13
Capsule  College.    14
Women 10, 11
Speaking   Editorially   15
Frankly  Speaking   19
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and authorized as second
class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
Before leaving don't forget to read the report of
the Alumni Committee on Athletics at U.B.C. which
appears on pages 8 and 9 and 22 and 23. . . . Dr. Bill
Gibson and his Committee worked months on their
report and the result is an excellent brief. . . .
Featured on this issue's cover is an aerial picture of the
U.B.C. campus showing most of the new buildings on the
campus . . . the picture graphically shows the desperate
situation developing with regard to lack of playing fields
at U.B.C. one of the main concerns of the Alumni Athletic
PAGE 5 The Eskimo hunter had to devise
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U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Col. Harry T. Logan New Editor of Alumni Chronicle
Commencing- with the Pall issue of the Alumni
Chronicle, the new Editor will be Col. Harry T.
Logan, one of U.B.C.'s best known graduates and
The Alumni Association is very fortunate in
obtaining the services of Col. Logan who will be
taking over the editorship from Ormonde Hall, who
has been the editor for the past six years.
Col. Logan officially retired from the University
this year where he was head of the Classics Department, but has been re-appointed Chairman of the
Born in Acadia Mines, now known as London-
erry, in Xova Scotia, the son of Rev. John A. Logan,
D.D., and his mother, both of whom were sixth generation Canadians, he was brought to British Columbia as a small boy.
He came across Canada by railway and vividly
remembers how the bridges in the Rockies creaked
as the primitive carriages moved cautiously over
them. The C.P.R. at that time was almost an infant
He attended public schools in Chilliwack. Cumberland, on Vancouver Island and on Sea Island in
a two-room building known as the Sea Island School
which was located near the present site of the Vancouver Airport. He later attended Vancouver High
School which later became King pdward High
School and he developed an interest in the Latin
and Greek classics inspired by the late principal
J. C. Shaw and Dr. Lemuel Robertson, who became
the first and much loved head of the U.B.C. Classics
Dept., which Department Col. Logan was later to
Col. Logan took an Honours Classics course at
McGill and as a Rhodes Scholar he travelled to St.
Johns College, Oxford, to continue his studies. He
obtained a degree at Oxford in 1911, studied theology in Montreal and Edinburgh, and in 1913
accepted an appointment instructing Classics at
at McGill College of British Columbia.
Prom 1915 to 1920 he served in the Canadian
forces oversea* including- the 72nd Seaforth High-
(Continued on page 25)
DR.  W.  C.   GIBSON
By William C. Gibson, M.D.
Edward Martin, the editor of the original Life
magazine wrote: "William, Duke of Suffolk, entered politics and his body was never recovered."
It might be said equally that a psychiatrist who
takes on the charmanship of an Alumni Committee
on Athletics needs his head examined.
When the then president of the Alumni Association, Gordon Letson, asked me to act as chairman
of a special committee on athletics in the Autumn
of 1952, there was considerable concern as to the
so-called "freshman rule" imposed by Senate as
a result of its investigation of the academic standing
of some students playing on major teams. The ensuing months saw two special meetings called by
the Alma Mater Socety on November 21, 1952, and
November 27, 1952, which, despite prolonged wrangles on matters of procedure, cleared the air considerably.
The resolutions of the November 21st meeting
covered such matters as the enforcement of the rules
of the Evergreen Conference, lack of playing fields,
and the appointment of an Athletic Director. On
the last item, a motion was passed favoring the
appointment of the Athletic Director on the recommendation of the Men's Athletic Council with the
approval of the Students' Council to "be responsible
Dr. William C. Gibson, Chairman; Mr. Charles
M. Campbell, Jr., Vice-Chairman; Mrs. Jean Salter
Sleightholme, Miss Mary Fallis, Mr. R. Grant Don-
egani, Mr. Dave Brousson, Dr. David Turner, Mr.
Ralph Thomas, Dr. Marvin Darrach, Mr. Hugh
Marshall, Dr. Alex Wood, Mr. Arthur Sager, Dr.
H. V. Warren, Miss Marjorie Leeming, Mr. William
Dixon ,Mr. W. H. Mclnnes, Miss Mary Anne Norton, Mr. Harry Franklin, Mr. John Haar, Mr. Leslie
C. Hempsall, Mr. Douglas MacDonald, Mr. J. E.
to the Board of Governors and Students' Council
through the Men's Athletic Council as now constituted and not through the School of Physical Education." A motion "that the Athletic Director shall
be a man capable of directing extra-mural athletics,
and shall have the qualification necessary for the
coaching of a football team" was defeated.
On November 27, 1952, further resolutions were
passed by the Alma Mater Society asking Senate
to "withdraw the regulation respecting eligibility of
freshmen to play in intercollegiate athletics," and
calling for an investigation of the possibility of "the
reformation of the Western Inter-University Football Union, and the playing of games with other
Canadian Universities when and where feasible."
Motions calling for "athletic scholarships" and "a
tutorial system to aid athletes in making up time
lost from their studies" were defeated.
The same evening Senate held a special meeting
with the Student Council, the School of Physical
Education staff, and the Men's Athletic Committee
at which a very full discussion was held.
On December 17, 1952, Senate set up a standing
committee on student affairs under the chairmanship
of Dean Walter Gage, to meet with the students
whenever they had definite proposals to make.
On February 9, 1953, Senate agreed to the following rules of eligibility submitted by the Men's
Athletic Directorate, the Men's Athletic Committee
and Students' Council ("on the understanding that
Section 3 of Regulation A is subject to section 1
of the same regulation").
"A. Regulations governing eligibility of male athletes participating on any University 'first' athletic
team (i.e., the Varsity or Thunderbird team).
"1.   Transfers from universities or colleges not affiliated with the University of B. C. must have
attended the University of B.C. or Victoria College as a full-time student for at least one winter
session before becoming eligible to participate
on a first team.
"2.   No student shall be eligible to compete on a
first team unless in the last winter session, if
(Continued on page 22)
"After study and discussion of the present situation in athletics and recreation at the University of
British Columbia and other representative Universities throughout North America, the Alumni Association's Special Committee on Athletics recommends to the Executive of the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia:
1. That the physical education and recreation of
all students must be considered to be part of a general University education.
2. That student participation in sports is one
means of achieving the ideal of a healthy mind in a
healthy body.
3. That the Alumni Association should indicate
to the Student's Council and to the University Senate its support of the rules of eligibility recently
agreed upon by those two bodies. (Messrs. Turner,
D.B.; Hempsall, Thomas; and Marshall wished to
be recorded in the negative since they felt that anyone scholastically qualified for entry into the University should automatically be considered eligible
to play in any sport and on any team, with the
definite understanding that this applied only to
those who had come up through the educational
system of British Columbia. It did not include students transferring from other educational systems).
4. That students shall not be paid or given
special considerations in return for participation in
5. That no participant in athletics should be
permitted to compromise the main educational purpose of his attendance at University.
6. That all new students under age twenty-one
at the University should have the benefit of some
form of counselling and advice concerning participation in major athletics, having regard to the shortness of U.B.C.'s academic year.
7. That because of our faith in the value of a
well organized programme of athletics for all, the
Alumni Association be asked to press the University Administration for an immediate extension of
recreational facilities such as playing fields, ice
arena, a swimming pool and squash courts, together
with completion of the gymnasium.
8. That the Alumni Association should communicate to the Board of Governors their consternation at the cutting up of the field donated by the
Class of 1926, by the B. C. Research Council, and
recommend that the B. C. Research Council be requested to replace (and equip) this gift of the Class
of 1926.
9. That adequate first aid, medical, hospital and
X-Ray arrangements be made through the University Health Service for coverage at games on the
campus especially on Saturdays, and that stretchers,
blankets and suitable first aid kits be on hand at
the main fields.
10. That some better method than the present
"injury fund" be devised to defray the medical expenses of injured players, so that individuals are
not discouraged from participating by actual or
potential expenditures for medical care.
11. That the Alumni Association recommend to
the University a meeting of the Presidents of the
four Western Canadian Universities with a view to
strengthening the ties between these institutions
through athletic meets on the broadest possible
12. That the Canadian games of ice hockey and
lacrosse be recommended for inclusion in the intramural athletic programme, and that every effort be
made to find adequate facilities and coaches for both.
13. That as we are in a much worse position
today than we were twenty years ago as regards to
playing area per student relatively, a policy for
securing "permanent" playing fields be initiated at
once and adhered to by the University.
14. That the Alumni Association strongly recommend to the Alumni-U.B.C. Development fund
the inclusion in their list of objectives of playing
fields and such other facilities as an ice arena, a
swimming pool, etc., bearing in mind the appeal
which such concrete items may have to prospective
donors seeking to memoralize the name of someone
closely connected with them or of some outstanding
U.B.C. athlete or personality.
15. That the University request the School of
Physical Education to set up a pool of honorary
coaches to assist the present limited staff with their
coaching duties and especially to teach games to
students who have never had an opportunity to
learn them in the course of their education.
16. That whereas some students feel that they
are being denied the use of existing playing facilities, the Alumni Association be asked to impress
upon the University the view of this Committee
that since all students are compelled to pay both
tuition and Alma Mater Society fees, all have a legitimate claim to participate in the overall programme
of recreation within the University, and should be
encouraged to do so.
17. That this Committee recommend to the University that negotiations be opened with the Department of Transport aimed at reclaiming the land
now occupied by the radio transmitting station on
Wesbrook Crescent at the intersection of Campus
Road in order that this area may be turned into
playing fields adjacent to the changing rooms in the
University War Memorial Gymnasium.
18. That a final meeting of the Special Committee on Athletics be held in October, 1953, for the
purpose of hearing a report by the President of the
Alumni Association on progress made in implementing these recommendations."
William C. Gibson, M.D., Chairman.
PAGE 9 *
Mrs. Henry Angus, the former Annie Anderson,
B.A. '23, has been named "Woman of the Year" by
The Quota Club on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of Quota International. . . . Long an outstanding member of the Alumni Association, Mrs.
Angus, wife of University of B.C. Dean of Graduate
Studies is a member of the Board of Children's Aid
Society and of the Vancouver Community Chest &
Council. She is also regional advisor and vice-chairman of the Children Division, Canadian Welfare
He      *      *
Weddings are summer social fare and this season
has seen a number of strictly UBC affairs.
In June, the month of brides, University interest
centered on the wedding of Susan MacKenzie,
daughter of UBC President and Mrs. N. A. M.
MacKenzie, to Trevor Roote. The toast to the bride
was proposed by UBC Chancellor Sherwood Lett.
And holding UBC interest, too, was the wedding
of former Alma Mater Society presidents, Nonie
Donaldson and Vaughan Lyon.
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Speaking of presidents, a note from the president
of Class '46, T. F. Scott, tells us that he and his
wife and new daughter, Deborah, have left Montreal
and are now living in Prescott, Ont.
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In the mailbag, too, was a note from Mrs. A. M.
(Irene) Menzies to tell us of the reunion at Easter
of the feminine members of the Class of '16. Out-of-
town members honored were Tosi Uchida, of Fawn,
B.C.; Ella Cameron, of Victoria, and Isobel Eliot
Mcintosh, of Glendale, Calif. Others present were
Grace Miller Evans, Isabel McMillan and Edna
All eyes and ears were on London in June, and
although many of us could not be there in person,
the fortunate ones who could go are bringing back
yarns galore about the coronation festivities. One
UBC-ite who had a part in the actual service was
Mary McCallum who was one of the nine Canadians
asked to sing in the choir in Westminster Abbey.
After graduating from UBC, Mary was on the
staff of the provincial department of social work,
a post she left to study singing in London.
London is the destination of Llewellyn Peck who
plans to spend the next year studying music over
there. While there she will probably see Lois Bell
and Wilma Thompson, who went to England in
time for the Coronation and who hope to spend some
time over there.
Also planning to study aboard is Margaret M.
Moodie who was awarded the first Exhibition of
1851 scholarship in science ever to be awarded a
UBC scholar. The award is for a two-year period
at an English university and is worth 450 pounds
Margaret graduated with first-class honors in
chemistry in 1951 and received her MSc. this year.
She will go to Cambridge for advanced study in
radioactive chemistry.
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She has a record of scholarships behind her. At
Magee high school she was a scholarship winner
and she won a World War I scholarship in her first
year at UBC. In her second year she won an Alaska
Pine scholarship and a Chemical Institute prize.
In her graduating year she won a University medal
in arts and science and a Lefevre gold medal in
* *    *
While on the topic of scholarships, a $600 National Research Council bursary has been won by
Miss C. J. Cameron. Leaving in October for Europe
are Betty Vogel, of New Westminster and Muriel
Trimble, of Victoria, who won two of the three International Students Service scholarships for study
in Germany.
*    *    *
In Vancouver recently, and featured speaker at
a number of club functions, was Lyle Creelman, who
is with the International Health Organization in
Geneva. She took her nursing at the Vancouver
General Hospital and UBC and her masters degree
at Teachers College, Columbia. After some years
spent as Director of Pubic Health Nursing for the
Metropolitan Health Committee in Vancouver she
went to Germany with the UNRA. Later she worked
in such countries as Greece, India and Burma.
Back on the campus for another season as director of the Summer School of the Theatre is Joy
Coghill, who is on the staff of Goodman Memorial
Theatre in Chicago. She is also teaching and directing at De Paul University.
* *    *
From Montreal we hear that Mrs. Jacques Biller,
the former Zoe Brown Clayton, is on the staff of
the Montreal Standard as a feature writer. Zoe was
..he Ubyssey's first woman editor-in-chief, you'll
The newspaper field in Vancouver boasts quite
a number of UBC faces, too. Newcomers include
Shirley Kerr Hunter, Joan Fraser and Joan Scoby.
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Travelling around . . . Bob and Chickie Payne
are in Boston for a year, while Chuck and Helen
Tiers have just come back from there and are now
living in Vancouver. Norm and Ann Wood have
gone to Powell River to live. Beryl (Denman) and
Bill Stoker are off to Halifax. Bill just got back
from a year in Korea. While in the east they'll no
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PAGE 11 My Plaintive Anthem Fades
By David Hamilton Brock, Arts '30.
Every once in a while, and even twice in a
while, the Alumni send me a letter asking for money.
Blank cheque enclosed, carefully made out payable
to sender ... all I have to do is suggest a suitable
sum and sign this suggestion. What could be
simpler? Well, that's a good question and I'm glad
you brought it up. And the answer to it is this:
I could be simpler. And not only could be, but am.
Me and Rosa Dartle, we're so simple, you simply
have no idea.  All we're asking for is information.
The Alumni tells me (while working on my
conscience) that I owe a vague but tremendous
debt to some shadowy creditor whom they hesitate
to name. At times I am made to feel I owe money
to the Alumni, and at other times it seems I owe
substantial sums to my old teachers, most of them
now dead and promoted to a land where money is
just a joke, and a damned feeble joke at that. And
at other times still (when I have time and to spare)
it might appear that I owe something to the current
undergraduates, golden-haired. This is the deepest
debt of all, and the hardest to understand, and I
would be grateful, or, as one says, indebted, to
the first man who could make it all plain. There is
something very charming about the quaint theory
that I am responsible for a girl who is studying the
secrets of bad cookery, or a boy who is planning
to chop my head off at the final night of the next
revolution.   And I do owe them something, too.   I
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am indebted to the extent of a great burst of completely irresponsible laughter. And I am not the
man to laugh away a laugh. I pay it back every
time.   On the nail.
I once attended a secondary school which came
a very poor second to any competition that offered
itself. After I left that school (being wiser in my
generaton than the Children of Light) I used to
receive pathetic and even threatening letters from
the Old Boys' Association, telling me to rally round
and make myself drunk on the old school Spirit.
In a moment of weakness I was tempted to telephone the president of this ridiculous club. And
when temptation crops up, old Brocky is the first
to yield. Head of the class, in that category at least.
So I did phone him, too, and for some peculiar
reason he got quite cross. He was full of the wrong
spirit. A disloyal type if ever I heard one. He
wouldn't even be civil to an old schoolmate, think
of that!
He actually rang off on me, with a loud and
unfriendly bang. But before he rang off, he went
so far as to disagree with poor old Dave when Dave
suggested that a bad school was a bad school for a'
that and a' that, their spoony cant and a' that. And
not only did he disagree, with a violence unbecoming
to us Old Boys, but he made me a present of the
theory that one can only get out of a school what
one puts into it. If you push that theory to its
logical conclusion, you'll turn the whole educational
world upside-down, and find that the pupils in the
long run are really the teachers. The Higher
After he rang off, I thought of many smart retorts. L'esprit d'escalier, the French call it . . . the
things that occur to you after you've left a man's
flat and are on your way downstairs to the street.
Staircase wit. Yet all the same, I was impressed by
his notion that the only reason I got out of the
school was because I had put too much into it. That
made me feel pretty distinguished. I fact, I felt
great, until I realized that perhaps he was rebuking
me rather than praising me.
In any event, I have put as much into UBC as
I have withdrawn from that intellectual bank. And
you can convey that message to the Alumni, with
or without knobs on . . . decorate the message to
suit yourself, or to suit the Alumni. Or distort it
entirely . . . it's little I care. For I'm through, girls,
I'm through (as the old song so coarsely says). In
the last six or eight years I have written something
for this journal every three months, and often several contrbutions for a single issue, over or under
my own name or somebody else's. Call it fifty items
and you'd not be far out.
That's what I put in. What did I get out? Tedium, lost days, and great clots of insulting verbiage
from scholarly fools of no insignificant calibre. But
what alarmed and depressed me worst, my hearties,
was this: I piped but ye did not dance. Nobody
else would write for this magazine at all. We are
fond of saying our college has produced some writers.  All right . . . where are they?  Hiding in some
(Continued on page 24)
A graduate of the University of Toronto and of
Oxford Dr. Sage was a lecturer at Calgary College
and Queen's University before coming to U.B.C.
A recent bibliography of his writings shows 122
publications concerned with the history of Canada
west of the Great Lakes and B.C.
Another who will be greatly missed is Dr. A. F.
Barss, Professor and Head of the Department of
Horticulture who has also been with the University
since 1918. Dr. Barss' association with U.B.C. will
continue for a while longer however as he is remaining as a special lecturer.
Dr. Barss, is a graduate of Rochester, Cornell,
Oregon State and Chicago Universities.
Dean Lowell Besley is also retiring this summer
and is being succeeded by Professor George S. Allen, MacMillan Professor of Silviculture. Dean Besley has left to take an important position in the
forestry industry of the United States.
A graduate of Cornell and Yale Universities, he
was on the teaching staff of a number of American
universities before coming to  Vancouver in  1948.
The University will lose a number of outstanding members of the teaching staff this summer.
A few of the retiring members, however, will
continue at U.B.C. as special lecturers. Among these
is Dean H. J. MacLeod, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, who has been at U.B.C. since 1936.
Dean MacLeod will continue as a special lecturer in Electrical Engineering. He is succeeded by
Dr. Henry Gunning, formerly Head of the Department of Geology and Geography.
Prior to coming to the University of B.C., Dr.
MacLeod was lecturer, associate professor and finally head of the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He took his B.Sc.
at McGill, his M.Sc. at the U. of Alberta and his
A.M. and Ph.D. at Harvard.
He served in the First War and was Officer
Commanding the University of Alberta Contingent,
C.O.T.C. from 1921-24. In 1943 he received an
O.B.E. King's Birthday Honors. Among his appointments he has served as advisor to the Public
Utilities Commission of B.C. as a research physicist
with the National Research Council and a member
of the Associate Committee on Navigation Facilities on the West Coast, a project he is currently concerned with.
The University will greatly miss Professor Walter Noble Sage who has been associated with U.B.C.
since 1918. He is being succeeded as Head of the
Department of History by Professor F. H. Soward.
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Beading from left to right (top back row) : Les Wilson, Past President Kelowna Branch, U.B.C. Alumni
Association, John Harr, Asst. Director, U.B.C. Extension Dept., Jim Logic, Principal, Kelowna Senior
High School and Chairman of Kelowna Branch, Win Shilvock, Past President U.B.C. Alumni Association.
(Front Row) : Dr. Harold Copp, Head, Dept. of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, U.B.C, Dr. George Pichard,
Dept. of Physics, Dr. Blythe Eagle, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, U.B.C, Prof. Geoff. Davies, Dept. of
History, U.B.C.
A successful two-day experiment on the largest
scale ever attempted by the University of B.C. was
concluded at Kelowna in April when the final class
of "Capsule College" was a banquet at the Royal
Anne Hotel highlighted by two addresses on the
topic of the applications of energy created from
splitting the atom.
Six U.B.C. professors and officials were present
at the college session and each contributed to the
two-day programme. They were Frank Turner,
U.B.C. Alumni Director, John Haar, Dr. G. Pickard
and Dr. H. Copp (the gentlemen who addressed the
final banquet), Dean Blythe Eagles, and Prof. G. W.
On the local committee at Kelowna were W. J.
Logie, L. G. Wilson, Win Shilvock, Miss Mary Rat-
tenbury, Mrs. Percy Pettypiece, Mrs. P. G. James
and Mrs. Jack McLennan.
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE ^fizakinq c^ditoxiaLLu
Many have asked your editor in the past five
years, "what is the prime function of the Alumni
Association of British Columbia?" The answer is
easy but at the same time enigmatic.
The mysterious part of the whole thing is that
the paramount duty of the Alumni Group has never
yet been performed but nevertheless the Alumni
must be ready at all times to get into action when
the day arrives. It must be like the army which prepares itself for battle but never gets involved in a
The Alumni must be on the alert as the last
bastion in University affairs to see that the educational curriculum at the university is kept liberal
and democratic and free from authoritarian influence
for evil.
Fortunately the university has an administration
system composed of checks and balances tending to
keep the university on the right track. The Board of
Governors and the Senate all exert strong and faithful influence which has kept the University on the
path desired by all of us graduates. Further we have
had a succession of Presidents who have been liberal
minded, democratic individuals and whose interests
are in large part identical with the mass of the graduate body and a Provincial Government which has
not intruded in our affairs.
All this being true how is it that in the United
States today where similar safeguards for free and
liberal education are in vogue, so many of the universities there are being plagued with congressional
investigations, book burning orders and a general
corruption of the ideals upon which their institutions have been founded. Witch hunting and governmental interference has seeped into the educational
system in a land where freedom, justice and the
democratic ideal is supposed to be the strongest in
the world and where the constitution is second to
none in the expression of liberty.
Shortly it is happening in the United States and
it can happen here. And it is this intrusion into academic institutions which can have the greatest affect
on the thought, morals and freedom of the individual
If the youth of the country is not free in his search
for truth then the rest of the population is easy prey
for coercion of thought.
What has happened in the United States to the
Alumni organizations that have always been such
powerful organs for whatever project they have
undertaken ?
Can it be that the Alumni groups in that country
have been so preoccupied with winning football
teams and pretty homecoming queens and the other
trappings of the average American alumni Association, that they have forgotten the true function and
purpose of their organizations?
We at British Columbia are proud of the work
the Alumni Association has done with regard to
scholarships, financial aid to the university, and
special briefs prepared from time to time on such
outstanding questions of policy confronting the university as the medical school, women's residences,
and athletics (see Dr. Gibson's report in this issue).
The men and women working for the Association
are outstanding in the community in all parts of B.C.
and their opinions are valued and respected by the
university administration and by the Provincial
government. There are many who haven't given the
university a thought since they left it and they are
the poorer members of the community. But the real
leaders are all interested in the Association and it is
for this reason we are strong.
And strong the Alumni must be because if any
real threat to our educational system arises as it has
in so many parts of the world in the last few years,
only then will we have a first rate organization on
which to build a force that must be heard in university affairs. If one stops to think of the power
of the Association in terms of members, now over
20,000, in financial strength if dedicated to an idea
or project and the intellectual brilliance available on
demand, then its influence and strength is apparent.
For the meantime we must go on from day to
day doing the best we can for U.B.C. contributing
in the cooperative and generous spirit with the administration we have always had in order to build
a better university for all the people of B.C. and
be safe in the assumption that when the time comes
for the Alumni Association to organize its total
strength and battle for an ideal common to all of
use, the power and influence of the organization
will be enough to ensure victory.
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Elizabeth the Second. Bob Smith graduated from
the University of B.C. in 1939, and after taking a
year of law elsewhere, joined the Navy. Since discharge from the R.C.N.V.R. in 1945, he has had an
outstanding career in Canada's civil service.
In 1944 he married a Belgium girl when he was
stationed at Gynt, and they now have two children.
. . . Charles M. Motley, a 1942 graduate of U.B.C.
has been appointed director of the planning division
of the Dept. of Defence, Research and Development
A History of Alaska written by Prof. Clarence
C. Hulley, has recently been published by American
publishers. Prof. Hulley, has been head of the Dept.
of History and Political Science at the University
of Alaska since 1945, and took his pre-graduate
training at the University of British Columbia, and
his doctors' degree at the University of Washington.
Dr. Harry L. Purdy, U.B.C. graduate and Vancouver native son has been appointed vice-president
of the B. C. Electric . . . among his other achievements, he has been Professor of economics, specializing in public utilities at Dartmouth College, and
during the war, when the U.S. Government took
over control of railroads he served for three years
on the governing body, the U.S. Transport Board
. . . after the War he was assistant director of research for the Missouri Pacific Railroad until he
came here eight years ago to take a post with the
B. C. Electric.
Faye Evelyn Fingarson, of Vancouver has been
awarded the Vancouver Women's Press Club Scholarship of $500.00 . . . this scholarship is awarded
annually by the Women's Press Club to a woman
student at the University of British Columbia preparing for a career of newspaper, magazine, and
radio work.
H. G. Munro, Arts '27 and T. E. Burgess, Arts
and Commerce '31 have both been appointed to the
Board of Directors of B. C. Forest Products Limited, Munro as President of the Company and Burgess as general manager.
Charles B. Brewer, Supervisor-Research, Shell
Development Company of California is on a two-
year special assignment in New York as assistant
to the Company President handling liason with the
oil and chemical research division. . . . He is an
alumnus of U.B.C, B.Ss. '38, and he received his
Ph.D. in 1943 from McGill University.
Carl Tolman, Dean of the Washington University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has been
named acting vice-chancellor-dean of faculties at
that University. ... A member of the faculty since
1927 Tolman has been geology chairman since 1945
and graduate dean since 1946. ... A native of
Alberta, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and obtained his B.A. in 1924 and
received his degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1927
at Yale University.
After two years of post graduate work at the
University of Paris, Lawrence L. Bongie has returned home to join the French department at
U.B.C. from whence he graduated in 1950. . . . He
received a French Government scholarship and
while in France he found time to teach English.
. . . Last June he received a degree of Docteur de
L'universite with the highest award in his thesis of
the study of comparative literature dealing with the
literary reputation of David Hume in France during the  18th century. . . .
Gordon C. Douglas a 1940 graduate of U.B.C.
has been appointed sales manager of British Columbia Manufacturing Company at New Westminster. . . .
John L. Kask has been appointed permanent
chairman of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. . . . He has spent 26 years in fishing research,
and lately has been with U.S. Fish and Wild Life
Service as a scientist. . . .
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PAGE 17 1953 Development Fund Nears Record
With the closing date just a short stroll down
the Summer calendar, the 1953 Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund seems assured of establishing new
records of participation and total amount voluntarily contributed. At Chronicle press-time, 2051
individuals alumni together with some 400 other
friends of the University had contributed a new
high of $22,567.00.
A little "remembering" by a handful of alumni
now will guarantee that last year's best—yet number of donors—2190—will be surpassed. The previous record total amount was the $18,400.00 contributed in the third year of our annual giving programme in 1951.
It must be gratifying indeed to the present
Chairman of the Board of Directors, hard-working
Aubrey F. Roberts, past-chairman Harry A. Berry,
John M. Buchanan and Joseph F. Brown, Jr., the
dozens of present and former Fund Directors, and
the hundreds of fellow alumni who have served and
are serving so faithfully as Class Representatives,
to watch this constructive plan of practical goodwill
grow in size and effectiveness.
Aside from the general objectives set for the '53
Fund, one of the most heartening developments has
been the spontaneous support being received for
the "R.C. Palmer Memorial Scholarship" Fund —
a fund channelled through the "Trustees of the
Alumni-U.B.C. Fund" and assisted in specific, practical ways by your Fund Board. It is particularly
heartening to see the way in which the many
friends of the late Dick Palmer, himself an excellent example of how U.B.C. graduates can and do
serve people and industry all over this Province,
are getting behind this worthwhile project and
most fitting Memorial.
Already, some $2500.00 has been contributed
simply by earmarking ("a Trustees Fund" Cheque
for this purpose) by alumni agricultural firms, horticultural societies, lodges, community groups of
various kinds, and individuals, including a host
of Dick Palmer's friends in the B.C. Fruit Growers'
Among the general objectives, it is evident that
alumnae, and other women in the Province are
active in supporting the Home Management House
—a project originally supported so generously by
P.T.A. groups all over British Columbia some 30
years ago. So far, well over $3000.00 has come in
earmarked for this particular objective.
Naturally, many alumni and other friends of
the University are hoping that there will be sufficient "free money" donated to increase the number
of Regional Alumni Association Scholarships (ten
at present), and to give President MacKenzie additional unrestricted funds to be able to take advantage of the many opportunities of doing many
things for U.B.C. which would not normally be
possible through regular sources of income.
With the support being received from an increasing number of alumni and other friends of the
University—not only for general objectives set
yearly by your Fund Board of Directors but also
for dozens of other equally-deserving projects—the
day is not far distant when it will be true that there
are thousands of active "shareholders" in our University.
More Regional Scholarships (Ten last year).
Unrestricted Gift to U.B.C. through the
"President's Fund".
A Home Management House (for Home Economies' students in final years).
Furnishings for Men's Residences.
Victoria College Library Anniversary Fund.
Swimming IPool.
A Soil Museum  (containing samples of soil
"profiles" from all over B.C.).
Your Own Objective.
Wherever you go, there is a little bit of U.B.C,
and our growing Institution is literally thriving on
the active, continuing interest shown by grads all
over the world.
Your Director had still another opportunity of
meeting alumni in several Canadian centres during
a recent Eastern swing, and wishes to use this column to thank those individuals and groups for their
generous hospitality and to briefly record some of
the activities.
TORONTO—enjoyed an informal get-together
with Toronto Branch President Roy Jackson, Bob
Murray, and one or two other Executive in embers.
One of the greatest U.B.C. reunions yearly in this
area is the Western Universities' Dance in the Royal
York Hotel.
HAMILTON—thanks to the generosity of Eric
Coles, Vice-President of Canadian Westinghouse, a
number of U.B.C. alumni assembled in that firm's
Board room---among them were Harold Blackett
and his charming wife, Joe Harbell, and C. W.
Elliot. Upon hearing our recording of this Spring's
Congregation, Harold recalled that in 1925—the first
year that graduation took place out at Point Grey—
invited guests, etc. . . . sat on the floor!
REGINA—an excellent and enthusiastic turnout formed a Regina Branch just like that! President Pro-tem is Great Trekker Rex L. Brown, former Rugger star Ernie Teggle is Vice-President,
Lorna Cheriton is Secretary, and J. D. (Jack) Reid
is Member-at-large in the temporary Executive.
Others on hand were Rex' charming wife Tracy,
genial co-host Gray Gillespie, Gloria Sherbin, Robin
Thornton, Ken Sheritan, Carolyn Bagshaw, Lorraine Hodgert, Ken Torrance, Mrs. J. D. (Jean)
Reid, Geve Singleton, Robert Whyte, Mary McKechnie, Jerry Frankovitch, and Jack Thompson.
CALGARY—home of the Stampede, heart of
Western Canada's oil industry, this centre is also
the location of one of the most active and enthusiastic U.B.C. alumni branches anywhere! Under the
expert guidance of retiring Branch President John
Gray of California-Standard, the annual gathering of
the Calgary clan was a top-notch effort and included
no less than a reception, a dinner (they even made
time for a brief talk by your Director!), and a dance.
U.B.C. President Norman A. M. MacKenzie was
re-elected unanimously as Honorary President,
while Engineer Aubrey Kerr became the new President, former Thunderbird football star Herb Capozzi was elected 1st Vice-President, with Mrs. Kay
(Armstrong) McCaskill as 2nd Vice-President, and
John Rudolph, Secretary-Treasurer.
ALUMNOTES—Good luck to Dr. Aldon Barss
on his retirement—may he be active for many years
yet! Congratulations to hard-working Horticulture
Professor Dr. Howell Harris on his excellent arrangements in connection with the special tea for
Dr. and Mrs. Barss—on behalf of the R. C. Palmer
Memorial Scholarship Committee, of which capable
J. J. (Jack) Woods of Saanichton is Chairman . . .
Congratulations also to Lawrence Coulinge (B.A.
Sc. '49), who has been awarded a Fellowship for
four years at Carnegie Tech, and who'll take his
Ph.D. work there . . . Good luck to Freth Edmonds,
now with Dominion of Canada General Insurance.
. . . More of the same to Past Alumni President Win
Shilvock of Investors' Syndicate, who is the new
President of the Kelowna Branch. . . . G. Gordon
Strong (B.Com. '33, B.A. '34). who also has a
M.B.A. from Northwestern and an LL-B. from
Toledo and is General Manager. Brush-Moore
Newspapers      represented U.B.C. at the inaugura-
(Continued on page 24)
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Dr. Thomas McKeown Wins New Post
At University of Birmingham
Thomas McKeown (Arts '32), Rhodes Scholai
from U.B.C. in 1935, has been made Professor of
Social Medicine in the University of Birmingham,
England. After leaving U.B.C. he took his Ph.D.
degree in biochemistry at McGill. At Oxford he
took his D.Phil, degree and then proceeded to London to qualify in medicine.
His post-war papers on the medical and social
aspects of rehabilitation have covered a multitude
of subjects, from an analysis of 50,000 twin births
to plans for new buildings to replace bombed-out
hospitals in the Midlands! His chief contributions
to the medical literature recently concern: (a) the
economic factors which keep "convalescent" hospitals full; (b) medical problems in an aging population; and (c) active rehabilitation as a preventive
of long-term absenteeism following injury.
He will give a paper on "Social Medicine as an
Academic Discipline" at the World Medical Association Conference on Medical Education in London
in August.
News has just been received of an award of a
Guggenheim Fellowship to Dr. James A. Gibson
(Arts '31). Dr. Gibson, who is presently Dean of
Arts at Carlton College, Ottawa, will take up his
fellowship at Princeton University in October next.
Four of Canada's outstanding men were honoured with honourary degrees at the annual spring
convocation of the University of British Columbia
held on May 19th and 20th.
On the first day's activities, William John Rose,
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., received the honourary doctor of
laws (honoris causa) along with Dana Wilgress,
Under Secretary of State for External Affairs, who
gave the principal address for that day.
Dr. Rose has served as special lecturer in the
Dept. of Slavonic Studies since 1948 and is well-
known for his understanding of Slavonic Studies in
all parts of the world.
Mr. Wilgress, former Ambassador to Russia, and
one of Canada's outstanding experts on Russian
affairs has spent most of his life in the Canadian
Trade and Diplomatic Services.
His speach dealt with the need to be firm in the
stand against Communist aggression, but he pointed
out that the paramount need in the world today is
an understanding of the philosophies of people living in other lands.
On May 20th, Dr. Alfred Rive, Canadian High
Commissioner to New Zealand was the principal
speaker and he received the honorourary degree of
Doctor of Laws.
At the same ceremony, Prof. Frank Ebenezer
Buck, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Horticulture at
the University of British Columbia, was awarded
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa).
(see any whodunnit yarn)
"Explain, rash stranger,"
the heroine begs,
"Your stare at my beautiful
undraped legs."
"Fear not," says the hero.
"It's just objective.
"I'm a Private Eye, and
my glance protective."
■—Mr. McGookus.
To know my own mind I
have long refused;
I loathe the thing, and
won't be introduced.
You call that anti-social,
my dear boors?
Great God, I'd rather know
my mind than yours.
If you cannot hate me, dear,
On the instant, have no fear;
Slowly love must petre out
If we have faith and banish doubt.
No sudden miracle expect,
But all's accomplished by neglect.
Give us a few more years and see
True  hatred through  time's  alchemy.
Abana J. Phurpar (Ph.D.)
When I toent back to U.B.C
A week or ttco ago,
The place seemed rather slmv
And filled with dull sobriety,
When I went back to U.B.C
Are all these kids the same as me
When I was in the know?
Ah, curse my trip to U.B.C.
A week or tioo ago.
Henry George Fink (M.A.)
PAGE 21 U. B. C.   Alumni   Committee   Report   on   Athletics
(Continued from page 8)
any previously attended, he was granted standing, in whole or in part, for the work of that
session, and after writing any necessary supple-
mentals he completed all but at most three
units (or the equivalent) of a full year's work.
"3. A student with no previous attendance at the
University of British Columbia or Victoria College may not compete on a first athletic team
unless he has standing which admits him without condition to the second year of University
work. A student in this category, however, may
with the approval of the Men's Athletic Committee be permitted to play:
(a) if he is over twenty-two years of age; or
(b) if no freshman or J.V. team can be organized).
"B. List of players for all teams are to be submitted by the Athletic Director to the Registrar's
Office not later than one week prior to scheduled
games. Players' eligibility will then be verified or
otherwise and the Athletic Director will be responsible to the Men's Athletic Committee for enforcing
the Registrar's ruling."
,    (These are the rules referred to in No. 3 of the
Alumni  Recommendations.)
Work of the Committee
The work of the large Alumni Committee has
been interesting, though some have complained of
the amount of "homework" handed out by the chair-
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man. In addition to attending our meetings, the
members have reviewed the athletic programmes and
regulations in effect at Toronto, Western, McGill
and Harvard, and in addition have studied the page
book "Competitive Sports in Schools and Colleges"
by Alexander Scott, Professor of Health and Physical Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York. A very useful evening was
spent at the War Memorial Gymnasium with the
entire staff of the School of Physical Education.
The Committee was impressed with size of the
job to be done by this group. In addition to administering the athletic programme, the staff prepares
men and women for the Bachelor of Physical Education degree. There remains in B.C. a very serious
shortage of these graduates, especially women physical education teachers. One reason is certainly to be
found in the lack of entrance scholarships into
U.B.C. At the very moment that more women in
this field are needed, the number of women entering
U.B.C. is beginning to decrease slightly. The reasons are undoubtedly economic. The opportunity for
the Alumni to assist here through scholarships is a
clear and concrete one.
The work of the School of Physical Education,
under the Directorship of Professor Robert Os,
borne, is not well enough known in the Province.
However, its potentialities are very great and it
needs only more and better-qualified students and
better training facilities to become an outstanding
part of U.B.C. It shares the philosophy that the
University is for all B.C. citizens; and has encouraged the greatest use of its resources at Point Grey
by High School students and teachers from all corners of the Province. The recent serious misrepresentation of our outlook in the British Empire
Games swimming pool controversy should spur us
to prove that U.B.C. has a province-wide view, and
is not attempting to run a monopoly in swimming
or in anything else. If proof of this broad outlook
is required one has only to become acquainted with
the one-year Diploma course in Physical Education
and Recreation, sponsored by the Federal Government and carried on for them at U.B.C. under the
direction of Mr. Barry Lowes. Students have come
from every part of Canada for this initial course, so
that the School can hardly be called "parochial" in
its viewpoint. Its lack of well-rounded facilities is a
major shortcoming, and here again, alumni, through
the Development Fund can help to change the picture. A swimming pool and ice arena open to alumni,
to the School of Physical Education for training and
to the student body for recreation, should certainly
appeal to us as graduates and donors (to the Development Fund). If, in time for the British Empire
Games, U.B.C. could be given $100,000.00 as a grant
for the simultaneous construction of ten permanent
playing fields, north of the War Memorial Gymnasium, as far as Chancellor Boulevard, it would
be a great day for athletics in this Province.
MACINNES and turner
Special mention must be given of two members
of the Committee: Mr. W. H. Maclnnes, a member
of the original Convocation of U.B.C, and donor
of the Maclnnes Field as a memorial to his son, the
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE late William Eugene Maclnnes of the class of 1935;
and of Dr. David B. Turner, who came from Victoria
to attend our meetings.
In retrospect, our committee has been attempting
to do the same type of job which other committees
have been doing in many universities in North
America—that of trying to understand the changing
picture in athletics—for it is changing. The Tid-
marsh Report at McGill concluded: "Your committee desires to state its sincere belief that only
by complete university control of all phases of athletic activity can abuses in, and subsequent demoralization of, amateur intercollegiate sport be prevented." Queens, on the other hand, carries on with
the Athletic Board of Control as of yore. Johns
Hopkins has this view: "The athletic programme
at Johns Hopkins is conducted on the premise that
it is an integral part of the educational process and
has a rightful place in the academic community. . . .
There are no athletic scholarships for any student.
There is no charge for admission to any athletic
event at the Johns Hopkins University. The entire
athletic programme, under the supervision of the
Department of Physical Education, is regarded as
a normal part of the University and is financed and
operates exactly like any other department."
President Conant at Harvard says of the participation of their students in intra-mural sports : "That
such participation is for a majority of students in
our culture, an important part of learning how to
live together, is a premise that has been widely
accepted." A lot of institutions have come a long
way since the American economist, Thorstein Veb-
len wrote: "American college athletics are related
to the physical well-being of the students as bullfighting is to agriculture."
Even the American Council on Education thought
it necessary to appoint a Committee on Athletic
Policy, composed of the presidents of Notre Dame,
Yale, Washington, Nebraska, Michigan State, Utah,
Southern Methodist and Western Reserve. They
sought to place much of the blame for the upheaval
in inter-collegiate sports at the door of the university
governing bodies and administrators. Alumni have
come in for serious criticism in some reports, for
bringing pressure on universities to produce "winning teams"—which has always seemed to me a
mathematical impossibility for every university in
a given league or conference.
And so it goes, back and forth, and round and
round. The best policy undoubtedly lies between
the extremes. Also lying between the extremes, however, is the group of 5,500 students at U.B.C. in
whose welfare, mental and physical, we are presumably interested. It is unbelievable to what
heights the human blood pressure can mount in
discussing merely the provision of athletic opportunities for ones successors at university. It should
possibly occur to us as alumni that the athletic programme at U.B.C. is for the students currently in
attendance, and not for the entertainment of the
public nor to meet the nostalgic needs of the alumni.
As I see it, the question is not "What can the
athletic programme at U.B.C. do for the alumni?"
but rather "What can the alumni do for the athletic
programme at U.B.C?" There is where the Special
Committee came in. We have tried to make positive
suggestions aimed at getting more students into
more sports, for we believe that the playing of
games at university gives men and women an individual training which is not to be found in the
As a training for living we see it as complementing ones formal education, rather than militating
against it. It knocks the rough corners off those
who participate, and it makes students realize that
the fun lies in their playing and not in the score.
It leads to life-long friendships of a kind not found
in narrow professional ruts. Games cut across the
multitude of petty barriers which get set up even
among university students.
One of the most significant things emerging from
our work is the interest of many of the members in
pursuing the question out into the community,
under the chairmanship of Mr. Charles M. Campbell, Jr. It may be that graduates can help to spread
the gospel there of positive mental health through
widespread physical recreation.
Finally, it is our hope that Alumni will rally to
the support of the Development Fund which is
anxious to embark on much needed additions to the
athletic facilities at Point Grev. The Fund's contribution of $5,000.00 in 1952 to" help defray the outstanding loan of the gymnasium is but a beginning
and as our recommendations indicate, there remain
a host of ways in which our loyalty can be manifested. The challenge, "Tuum Est", is still before us.
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cupboard, or under the bed?   Or looking for paid
jobs, in the fine tradition of hacks?
And so, in imitation of our masters of English
prose style, I too am going to get out of here. The
only difference between me and those gifted graduates (golden-haired) is that I really did try to
oblige. And got mocked for my pains. "Why would
you write for the Chronicle, of all things? Got lots
of spare time? Why don't you just mail the Alumni
a cheque? That isn't a very good question. But
I'll answer it anyway. And this little manifesto is
my reply.
Well, cullies, you'll be hearing no more of old
Brock. Not in these pages. I have no idea why I
troubled to write this farewell, except possibly to
wish you bad luck. To the pigs with you. When I
was an undergraduate, long ago, I remember being
told that the Reverend Robert Herrick was a mixture between a skylark and a nightingale and the
late Enrico Caruso. Which is not completely true.
A parson-poet is neither one thing nor the other,
and while serving both sides he betrays both. Indeed,
some of us hold that to be a parson at all is a form
of sin, though perhaps not one of the seven deadly
sins, unless it be the sin called pride, which is the
worst of all, and the toughest to cure.
This Herrick man had one virtue, though. He
could say good-bye gracefully, and as if he didn't
care. He thumbed his nose at the reader, cocked a
snook at him, and yet made it not rude but somehow
almost polite, as a fencer would apologize for letting out your life's blood. And this is what he said,
and this is what I shall now set to music of my own
composition, to be sung not in your presence but
(O, thank God!)   in  your absence:
I will no longer kiss,
I can no longer stay;
The way of all Flesh is
That I must go this day:
Since longer I can't live,
My frolick Youths adieu;
My Lamp to you He give,
And all my troubles too.
You'll Enjoy a Good Cup of Tea !
(Continued from page 19)
tion of President G. Brooks Earnest at Fenn College. . . . President MacKenzie gave a detailed, informative and challenging talk to the recent annual
meeting of the Nanaimo Branch. The meeting,
which was chaired by retiring President Dr. R.
Earle Foerster, a member of U.B.C.'s Senate and
Board, saw Lawyer Ted Strongitharm elected President, Dixon McKinnon, Vice-President, Joan List,,
Secretary, with Rod Milroy, Dewar Cooke and Dick
McLane as Members-at-large. Your Director also
attended. . . . Lieut. (E) Geoff. Ford (B.A.Sc. '51),
R.C.N., and his wife, nee Madeline Marshall, are
proud parents of one son, Douglas Alan. Geoff, is
taking a Marine Engineering course in Plymouth,
England. . . . Another former U.N.T.D.' Cadet,
Lieut. Allen D. Taylor (B.A. '49) and his wife Ruth
(B.A. '52) are now stationed at H.M.C.S. Corn-
wallis. ... In the Plant Science Dept., West Lab.
of the University of Alberta is P. E. M. Leith,
D.F.C. (B.S.A. '49), B.Com. '49, M.Sc. '52 (Alta.)
after two years of post-grad work at the Grasslands
Div., D.S.I.R., Palmerston North, New Zealand. . . .
Back to school after these many years was S. A.
(Sid) Swift, one-time U.B.C. track star, who is
currently enrolled in Summer School. . . . Congratulations to law student Ivan Feltham, hard-working,
capable Chairman of U.B.C.'s "best yet" Open
House two years ago, upon his election as President
of the Alma Mater Society.
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landers of Canada, and with various Canadian
machine gun units in France and Belgium. He won
the Military Cross and was mentioned in despatches,
and at the conclusion of the War spent a year concluding in December, 1919, preparing a history of
the Canadian machine gun Corps, for the Dept. of
Defence. In the post war years he served with the
militia (reserve Army) in machine gun units, finally
holding the command of the 11th C.M.G. Brigade,
In January, 1920, he returned to the University
of British Columbia, and continued there without
interruption until 1936. Then he accepted the request of the Fairbridge Society to help establish
their work in Canada for British boys and girls
deprived of the ammenities and advantages of a
good home .For 13 years this work occupied his
attention, first as principal of Fairbridge Farm
School on Vancouver Island (1936-45) and then as
Secretary of the Fairbridge Society in London until
1949. Col. Logan had come to know and admire
Kingsley Fairbridge, South African Rhodes Scholar
at Oxford and he was glad of the opportunity of
helping in that great work.
In 1949 he returned once again to U.B.C. and
succeeded Dr. O. J. Todd as head of the Classics
Department which Department he will now head
as Chairman.
At the University Col. Logan has served on
numerous committees including the Faculty Committee of Student Affairs. Prizes and Scholarships
Committee, Ceremonies Committee, and he was
assistant to Capt. E. E. Jordon, Professor ot Mathematics and organizer in the Canadian C.O.T.C. at
McGill College of B.C. in 1914, and he commanded
the U.B.C. contingent of the C.O.T.C. on its reorganization in 1927-28. He has been a member of
the U.B.C. Senate for 18 years, and for a six-year
term served on the Board of Governors.
As an undergraduate at McGill he took an active
interest in track and other athletic sports and was
Captain of the McGill track team, taking a one mile
relay team to Pennswary Relay Carnival in the
Spring of 1913. He ran the half-mile for Oxford
against Dublin University in 1910. He played Lacrosse for Oxford vs. Cambridge in 1910 and 1911.
Col. Logan has also taken an interest in the
Community and has been a member of the Sons
of Union College and served on the Provincial Boy
Scouts Council, Provincial Canteen Fund. Board of
Trustees, B. C. Field and Track Council, Vancouver
Military Institute, and is Chairman of the B. C.
Toe H Executive.
Col. Logan married the daughter of Sir James
Murray, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
She attended Girton College, Cambridge, where she
attained mathematical honours. The Logans have
three children all of whom attended U.B.C. including John who graduated in Arts in 1937 and proceeded to Oxford where he read law at St. Johns
College until the outbreak of war. John later died
of wounds received at Falaise, Normandy, while
serving with the 27th Canadian Army Regiment.
Barbara and Ken both were in the services, Ken
with the R.C.A.F. and Barbara with the nursing
service and both resumed their studies after the war.
Barbara graduated (R.N.) McGill '46, and Ken in
Forestry from U.B.C. in 1949.
Col. Logan's career has been one of outstanding
service to the University and to the Community and
the measure of affection with which he is held by
the people he has come into contact with over the
years is reflected in the many messages of good will
which have come to the Chronicle wishing him well
on his new venture.
The Commerce Department Alumni of the University of British Columbia is actively engaged in
an organizational program, and the following is its
new executive:
President—John Rolfe.
Vice-President and Corresponding Secretary—
Mary McLean.
Treasurer—Jack Devereaux.
Recording Secretary—Norene Mitten.
Membership Director—Mike Puhach.
The Commerce Alumni group is anxious that
anyone desiring to join the organization get in contact with Mary McLean at 729 13th Street, New
Westminster,   B.C.
Sudan Interior Mission,
Box 14, Kano, Nigeria,
West Africa.
Dear Dr. MacKenzie:
You will want to hear about my visit to Ibadan.
Our Mission very kindly arranged for one of our
pilots, Miss Betty Greene, to fly me down to Ibadan,
wait for me, and bring me back, in one of our Cessna
170's. This was convenient and economical as my
fare was £9.10.- (approx. $57.00) whereas it would
have cost £35 (approx. $105.00) to have gone by
West Africa Airways. We arrived there on Saturday afternoon and stayed until after the Congregation Monday. The University arranged accommodation for both of us with lady members of the
teaching staff.
Congregation on Monday at 10 a.m. was a very
formal, colorful affair. I was able to obtain a gown
and mortar board and I had my hood so took part
in the Procession. The representatives of Lord
Lyttleton, Oxford, London University, and of course
Lord Tedder for Cambridge, read their greetings.
The rest of us (including representatives of University of Toronto, and University of Alberta) went
fane &-.>
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"Continental Limited"—and enjoy fishing, golfing, trail-riding, motoring,
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forward and presented our greetings to the Principal as the name of our University was read out
by the Registrar. The Registrar was very pleased
with U.B.C.'s greeting, and I understand that it was
the only one really properly prepared! Air Marshall
Lord Tedder, Chancellor of Cambridge, came out
specially to officially open the New Buildings.
The two views of our Campus (framed) and the
Syllabus were given to the Registrar.
Miss Greene is leaving for Seattle by air tomorrow. By way of introduction briefly . . . she is
a graduate of U. of Washington, was in the WASP
during the war and afterward, as a member of the
Missionary Aviation Fellowship—a group of Air
Force pilots who serve Missions all over the world,
flew in Mexico and Peru before coming out to relieve one of our pilots. Our Air Arm certainly plays
a vital part in transporting workers and emergency
medical flights . . . many lives have been saved. At
present we have three Cessna 170's and three pilots
on the field with two more coming soon. Miss
Greene is taking along with her an oil painting done
by a young African artist which I want to give to
U.B.C. I had in mind that it would look nice in a
box frame, hung in the large lounge of Brock Memorial. However, put it wherever you wish. Miss
Greene will drive up to Vancouver in the next month
or so and take the picture to you. She'll be able to
give you first hand information of the celebrations
as well.
Three years ago my husband (a native son of
Vancouver—took his M.Th. in California) and I
were seconded by our Mission to the Hausa Bible
Revision Committee which consists of seven members from three Missions at work in Hausaland. We
are revising the New Testament in Hauso. This is
the trade language of West Africa, spoken by some
20 millions, and is ranked after Arabic in importance
in the languages of Africa. We came to West Africa
15 years ago and none of the many interesting types
of missionary work which we have done (including
the opening of a Bible Training School for African
Evangelists last term) has thrilled us like this task
of translating the Word of God. It is the very foundation of all missionary work and will be far-reaching in its results.
If any of the alumni should ever be passing
through Kano en route to South Africa or the Congo
by air, we would be happy to meet them and show
them around this very interesting city.
And last, but not least, I want to tell you how-
delighted I was to read your comment in the Inter-
Varsity Christian Fellowship publication "Comments that Count". We correspond with Mr. Wilbur Sutherland, as we are keenly interested in
I.V.O.F. work. I was a member of the U.B.C. chapter from 1930-34.
Yours sincerely,
'Sophie De La Haye".
Victor John Town to Audrey Salter.
John Joseph Elliott Mahoney to Katherine Isabel
Melville James Querns to Marie Elsie Stanley
Harry Bell-Irving to Theo Gyles.
James Douglas Fisher to Lucille Gauthier.
David Leslie Mclnnes to Winifred Marie Millar.
Roland G. Aubrey to June Butler.
Michael Hind-Smith to Joan Barton.
Patrick Blewett to Mary Margaret Prevost.
John Maddock Keefe to Elizabeth Hortin.
John Donald Jaques to Diane Heath.
Harold Burgess to Helen Keith.
Stanley Oberg to Ruth Pollock.
Peter Manson to Arden Murray.
Harold Hoyt Newcombe to Mary Frances Peers.
William Lafayette McCamey to Patricia Marrable
Edward Thomas Bradley to Elaine Delisle.
James Farfield Carl to Mary Tremaine.
Dr. John Alderson Folkins to Nancy McKay Smith.
Albin Andrew Bownick to Alice Mary Oliver.
Ellis  Joseph Warren  to  Gladys  Eugenie  Warrall.
Hugh William Rhodes to Loise Allan White.
Joseph Frederick Mirko to Margaret Evelyn Bartley.
John Coldwell Cowan  to Pegge Joan Thompson.
Howard Eckman to Beverley Raymur.
Colin James Crickmay to Valerie Whiting,
Rinford Pritchard to Muriel Blythe.
Dennis Molnar to Countess Hanna Hoyos-Wenck-
Charles Anthony Walkem to Elizabeth May.
Donald Manson Manning to Beryl Lockner.
Peter Bentley to Sheila McGivern.
Trevor Roote to Susan MacKenzie.
Michael LePage to Susan Telford James.
Ross Hamilton to Lois Crawford.
Colin Foster to Mary Hammick.
Maurice Welsh to Joan Forder-Smith.
Howard Stanley Barton to Ethel Louella Trefry.
Jack Sample to Dorothy Lambe.
David Leslie Mclnnes to Winifred Marie Millar.
James Melbourne O'Brien to Marjorie Phyllis Perry.
Blair Robert Blaikie Paterson to Nancy Moscrop.
Godfrey L. Camenzine to Joyce Mary Read.
Darrell Donald Jones to Marion Novakowski.
Peter Miller to Naomi Joan Allsebrook.
Frank Richard Holding to Jean Yvonne Wiebe.
Ormond William Fleming to Margaret Anne Fullerton.
Alexander Ramsay Gillon to Margaret Jean MacQueen.
Walter Rae Fee to Solveig Lervold.
Edward Thomas Bradley to Elaine Marion Delisle
Harold Hoyt Newcombe to Mary Frances Peers.
Michael Hind-Smith to Joan Basted.
William Alan Sweeney to Sally Lou Grant.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells Wilkinson (Phyllis Ward, a
daughter,  Linda  Margaret.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hacking (Topsy Russell), a
Dr. and Mrs. Eric L. Smith (Shelagh Wheeler) of
New York, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. David K. Payne, a son, Michael Sherlock.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fairweather, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Robinson (Barbara Effin-
ger),  a  daughter,  Claudia.
Mr. and Mrs. Walt Stohlberg, of Trail (Mildred
Nairne), a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Henderson, of Toronto,
(Elaine Sharp), a son.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Sandy Robertson (Mary Pat
Crowe), a son.
Mr. and Mrs. William Baker (Joanne Finning), a
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Beck, of Kelowna, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Scott, of Prescott, Ont., a daughter,  Deborah  Baptist.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young (Greta Milne), a son,
at fthaca. New York.
Lt. (E) and Mrs. Frank Dayton, a daughter, at
Plymouth. England.
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Omenberg (Eden Wayles), a
son, at Ottawa, Ont.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Fields (Betty Mullins), a daughter.
Dr. Frampton D. Price, 39, died at his home in
Rindo, California recently. A graduate of U.B.C,
he obtained his doctorate of Psychology at the University of Southern California and served with the
U.S. Navy during the second World War. At his
death he was chief clinical psvchologist at the U.S.
Naval Base Hospital at Oak Nowell, California.
Clausen Thompson, 59, a member of U.B.C.'s
first graduating class of 1916, died recently in Los
Angeles. He was Manager of the Maryland Casualty in Los Angeles for 10 years, and served during
the first world war with the 62nd Royal Canadian
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PAGE 27 In 1944 we said:
"Think Big... when you plan for Canada's future
Make no little plans when you think of Canada's future . . . For Canada,
when this war is ended, will stand on the threshold of a splendid and
challenging opportunity. The need will be there, the time will be ripe,
for vast, unprecedented development... By planning today, we purchase
ready-made markets for tomorrow, markets which will absorb our fullest
productive effort and thus create gainful employment for everyone."
—The above is an extract from an advertisement ue published
during March, 1944, in a wide list of publications.
IT WAS during the dark days of the last war that we
wrote those words. Can anyone looking at Canada
today, say that our confidence in the destiny of this
country was misplaced?
Canada's Amazing Growth
The expansion in every phase of our national life since
that advertisement appeared is a matter of record. The
gross national product (the total value of all the goods
and services Canada produces in a year) has risen from
approximately $12 billion in 1944 to $23 billion in 1952
while the annual value of our manufactured goods alone
has doubled during the same period.
From 12,000,000 in 1944, our population has increased
by over two and a half million—which is like saying that
more than three-quarters of the population of Norway,
or more than one and one quarter times the population
of New Zealand has been added during those years.
Despite the fact that Canada still has approximately
only one-half of one percent of the world's population,
she ranks third among the trading nations. Of the ten.
leading trading nations, on a per capita basis, she is first.
It is estimated that by I960 our population will have
reached sixteen and three quarter million and by that
year some economists believe the total value of our
goods and services will have passed the $30
billion mark.
Electricity Plays a Vital Part
Since 1940 Canada's output of electric power has more
than doubled. This extensive development of our power
resources undoubtedly accounts, in part, for this country's
rapid expansion. It is significant, for example, that we
use about three times as much electric energy as the
thirteen countries of South America combined, although
we have only about one-eighth of their population.
Working Hand-in-Hand with Industry
We of Canadian General Electric are proud of the part
this Company has always played and is still playing in
Canada's remarkable development. Our great family of
workers has increased from 8,500 in 1944, when the
above advertisement appeared, to over 14,000 today.
And since that time we have spent some 45 million
dollars on new plants, new offices and warehouses—as
well as on new equipment and extensions to existing plants.
Because it believes that "the best is yet to be" where
Canada is concerned, this Company is even now stepping
up the expansion of its manufacturing and distributing
facilities to meet the increasing demand for its products
resulting from Canada's phenomenal development.
And so today, we again say confidently: THINK
BIG... when you plan for Canada's future.
Canada's Oldest and Largest Electrical Manufacturer
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