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Paae 4 THE U.B.C. AtUMNl CHRONICLE The U. B. C Alumni
CHROniCLC
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm., LL.B.
Associate Editor:
Mary Fallis, M.A.
Alumni Association Executive:
President _ John M. Buchanan, B.A. '17
Vice-President James A. Macdonald, B.A. '3 8
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner, B. Comm., B.A. '39
Treasurer. JTarry Berry, B. Comm., B.A. '37
Second Vice-President- Honoree Young, B.A. '43,
B.Ed, '48
Chairman Publications Board, Ormonde J. Hall, B. Comm.
'42, LLb. '48
Past President Winston Shilvock, B.A. '31, B. Comm. '32
Third Vice-President Dr.  Blythe  Eagles,  B.A. '22
Members at Large: William H. Q. Cameron, B.A., '33,
Dorwin Baird, Arts, '38, Mrs. Maurice Sleightholme, B.A.,
'30, Thomas W. Meredith, B. Comm., '46, Mrs. Tommy
Berto, B.A., '31, David Brousson B.A.Sc, '49, E. T. Kirk-
patrick, B.A.Sc, '47; Roderick Lindsay, B.A.Sc, '48; Elliott
Schmidt, B.A.Sc, '36; F. D. Moyls, B.A., '46; Mary Mc-
Dougall, B.A. '33; Col. Gordon Letson, B.A., '24, B.A.Sc,
'26; Barbara Macpherson, B.A. '45; Jack Underhill B.A., '24;
Junior Member AMS Peter De Vooejht. AMS Pres. James
Sutherland, Senate Rep. Dr. Harry V. Warren and Darrell
T.  Braidwood,  B.A.,  '40.
Editorial Office:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Business Office:
Alumni Association, Brock Building, U.B.C.
VOL. 3, NO. 4
DECEMBER, 1949
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLES— Page
AUSTRALIAN  IMPRESSIONS      9
PIP BROCK SOUTH SEA TRIP 10,  11
JOB   HUNTING      13
FEATURES
PERSONALITIES    12
ALUMNI  POETRY    16
WOMEN   18
COVER PICTURE:
Pip
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"Escapee" Graces the
Cover
This
> Issue.
—See Story,
Page 10
Published m Vancouver, British Columbia and authorized as second class mail
Post Office Department,  Ottawa
tyot the Recond...
This issue of the Chronicle takes its readers
south of Capricorn with a couple of articles by Dr.
Bill Gibson and a chap we shall call S. E. Trades
. . . Dr. Bill gives us his impression of the state of
the Union in Australia, with emphasis on the medical, while alias "S. E. Trades" takes us on a sailing
voyage through the romantic South Seas, starting
at page ten and finishing on eleven. ... In that short
space he compresses the thrills of a sixteen-month
trip. . . .
Also in this sheet we are much concerned about
employment, and on page thirteen is an article by
Ernie Perreault on that subject, and on page thirty
is an open letter from Mr. A. MacNamara, Deputy
Minister of Labor, explaining difficulties coming up
for the Department . . . Employer grads are specially asked to peruse carefully . . . thanks. . . .
Associate Editor Mary Fallis wanted to pack it
up after last issue, as she has a million other things
to do, but we persuaded her to stay around for another year, and her newsy items about the beautiful
gals appears as usual in page eighteen et seq ....
The Alumni are sorry that another of our fiscal
years has rolled around and that we thereby lose the
services of Win Shilvock as President . . . but we
are equally jubilant that this year a top business
executive, John Buchanan, was elected to take Win's
place. . . . President of B. C. Packers, John Buchanan reflects the type of man we are obtaining for our
top executives and the growing strength of the
Association.  .  .  .
We must record the fact that we all are distressed
to hear of the deaths of several of our more prominent graduates including Mary Stewart, who died
in London; F. B. Sexsmith, noted Vancouver teacher, who died here; the untimely death of Dr. William
J. Lynott who died in St. Louis, Miss., and the death
of Dr. Melville J. Marshall, professor of Chemistrv
at U.B.C.
A late news item to come in records the fact that
Ted Clark, well known Arts '32 man, is in town
again as a representative of the Aluminum Company of Canada in connection with the power survey for a possible B. C. plant. Ted can be reached
at the Company's office in Vancouver.
And in parting, here's a -cheer for Bill Buckingham, who has been appointed Producer for the
Theatre Under the Stars. . . . Bill has proved you
don't have to go away from the old home town to
be successful in the theatre. . . .
. . . P.S.—Don't forget the Alumni Boxing Day
Dance this year which is scheduled for two nights
in the Commodore . . . Dec. 26 and 27 . . . it's the
best party of the year. . . .
. . . P.P.S.—When you buy a Christmas gift and you
patronize one of our advertisers . . . say you saw it
in the Chronicle . . .
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ALUMNI
Dear Mr. Hall:
Your latest, bright issue of the Alumni Chronicle
has just come to hand with a story on page 20
about Miss Anne Dumoulin, whom it is said will
shortly become Canada's first women professor in
group social work. It is also remarked that she
"graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from
U.B.C. in 1944."
Quite apart from a flippant temptation to ask
who the bachelor was, I move to remark that Miss
Marjorie Smith, Head of U.B.C.'s Department of
Social Work, would I presume scarcely appreciate
the reference; for Miss Smith has had on her staff
women faculty members specialized in group work
for several years. At our School, too, there are two
faculty members in this field who are women, one
of whom has held such an appointment since 1946.
Both the Laval and the McGill Schools of Social
Work have also had women teachers of group work
for the last two or three years.
Occasionally, I feel that the Alumni bulletin goes
out of its way a bit to claim "firsts" for British
Columbia, which are not in accordance with facts.
I don't mind this being done when the facts are
correct, for as an alumnus (Arts '23) and with an
alumnae as a wife (Beatrice Pearce, Science '24),
I have a great interest in U.B.C. In general, the
bulletin is very bright and very good.
One item of news which occurs to me concerns
Dr. Lome T. Morgan, (Arts '24) who is Associate
Professor of Political Economy at the University of
Toronto. For the last academic year and for the
present year, he is on leave of absence to enable him
to teach courses in industrial relations to the Economics Department of the University of Buffalo. His
very able wife, Lucy Ingram Morgan (Arts '24)
who, like her husband, holds a Ph.D. degree from
the University of California, has for some time held
the position of assistant economist of the Bank of
Nova Scotia and is now carrying on her work on a
part-time basis while her husband is at Buffalo.
My wife and I had the distinction on October
29 of becoming grandparents, by virtue of the fact
that our daughter Norah (Mrs. Oren Frood), who
graduated from Queen's University last May gave
birth to a baby boy. By this time, there are a great
many grandparents, I know, amongst the U.B.C.
alumni; but I doubt that there are very many in
the case of married couples who are both graduates
of U.B.C.
Another small item of news regarding myself is
that I was re-elected last June for a second term as
chairman of the National Committee of Canadian
Schools of Social Work.
I wonder if it has come to the attention of the
Chronicle that Mrs. Mildred Fahrne (Mildred Oster-
hout, Arts '23) who has recently been in Toronto as
Secretary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, is at
present away on a trip to India. I don't have details
at hand but some of her classmates such as Mrs.
Henry F. Angus would, no doubt, have details.
Sincerely yours,
HARRY M. CASSIDY,
Director.
Page 6
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE LETTERS
Dear Sir:
Re—Page 17, March, 1949, issue of The U.B.C.
Alumni Chronicle. I get the impression that the
Alumni Executive and the prominent graduates
whose names appear in the Chronicle from time to
time favours fraternities and sororities and wishes
to see them continue on the U.B.C. Campus.
Now I wish to point out that a large number of
graduates do not think in this way on the same
subject and would prefer to see them abolished at
U.B.C. at least. If, as they claim, membership in
a fraternity or sorority is beneficial to student in the
matter of developing his or her personality, it appears to me that they are passing up valuable opportunities for such personality development by not
increasing their membership and including many
who would benefit greatly by such membership. If,
as I suspect, membership in a fraternity or sorority
is not necessary to success after graduation, then as
far as students are concerned, they are a waste of
time, effort, and money, on the part of the student,
then they are unnecessary.
It appears that fraternities and sororities are a
cause of more ill will, greater disunity among students, and foster undesirable attitudes on the part of
their members than all the good they claim they do.
I feel they are unnecessary. I know that Queen's
University does not have them, nor do I think University of Saskatchewan, or Laval, or St. Francois
Xavier or The University of Montreal have them.
Furthermore, U.B.C. being in the main, supported
by public funds I feel that there is no need for such
institutions here.
One result of that article in The Chronicle is
that I refuse to donate anything to the U.B.C.
Alumni development fund, and furthermore, I shall
not donate any of my money until the day comes
when Fraternities and Sororities on the U.B.C.
campus are abolished entirely.
I enclose clippings from "Time" and "Colliers"
magazine which point up the fact that fraternities
and sororities are undesirable and unnecessary at
Universities. I wish the one who wrote that column
in the Chronicle would read them and try (if he or
she can) to prove the authors of these articles are
wrong. I doubt if he or she can, for "wherever there
is smoke, there is bound to be some fire."
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Page 8
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONS
By DR. W. C. GIBSON
Dr. William C. Gibson taught at the University
of Sydney Medical School in 1948 and upon his return
spent a year lecturing at the University of California.
Now in Eastern Canada prtpartory to returning to
U.B.C. to head a group scheduled to do brain research
work at the Campus, Bill has taken time off to give us
some of his impressions of Australia. Further articles
are forthcoming.
On returning to British Columbia after teaching
in the University of Sydney's Medical School for a
year, I am struck with the great interest in Australian affairs by people on this side of the Pacific.
This is a fortunate development, for Australia and
New Zealand are potentially our most important
neighbours to the west, and we must try to understand them, for though they are English-speaking
Dominions, they do things very differently from
Canada and Canadians. I had never heard the
dangers of electric washing machines proclaimed
nor the virtues of boiling clothes in feudal "coppers"
extolled until I went to Sydney. After much "ear-
bashing" by the nobility, I came to believe that
Bendix washers are merely figments of advertising
agencies! Pasteurization of milk nationally and
even sewage in sixty per cent of Brisbane are unknown. The popular Canadian belief in the excellence of our tax supported elementary and high
schools knows no counterpart in Australia. One
University, the size of U.B.C, is limited by statute
to a budget just one-third of U.B.C.'s annual income. There is no anxiety or drive to get to University comparable to that in North America, and
technical colleges are siphoning off many students
and teachers who are permanently lost to research
and truly advanced study.
In the University of Sydney, there is a paradoxical situation regarding medical education. The
High Court of New South Wales has ruled that no
selection of applicants for medical training may be
exercised. The only entrance requirement is matriculation. As a result there have been up to 600
students in first year medicine. The mortality is
high, but even in fourth year classes, I was teaching
350 at once, with about 90 per laboratory section in
microscopic work. It is not done with the proverbial "mirrors" but with microphones, so much so,
that I began to feel like the modern American professor, who is defined as "a textbook wired for
sound." With 30 students to a cadaver, and 25 at a
bedside, the standards have been severely strained.
However, the clinical resources of Sydney's vast
Veterans' Hospital at Concord are being brought
into the scheme to help out. It should be made
clear that no other medical school has yielded to
such pressure in Australia.
MANY PROBLEMS
Australia's problems compare in size with some
of Canada's though they are different in nature. So
far oil has not been discovered, but New Guinea
holds out hopes. Hydro-electric power is very
limited, and only a fraction of that has been developed. Lack of even a meagre rainfall over half
the continent has prevented the development of
great sub-tropical and tropical areas. The late Dr.
Bradfield, the engineer who built Sydney's magnificent Harbour Bridge, outlined a method of reversing many of the rivers which run to waste into the
Pacific Ocean, and of conducting them through
mountain tunnels into the vast hinterland, there to
irrigate cotton, rubber, coffee and other crops. The
British Government has large agricultural projects
afoot in Queensland already, and in a search for
dollars, it is expected that further development of
the citrus and tropical fruits industry will proceed.
Canada could purchase almost all its tropical needs
from Queensland, and in turn supply Australia with
much more lumber and newsprint than at present.
■The scarcity of newsprint is all too evident in the
slimness of the Australian newspapers. This does
not prevent them devoting a very large fraction of
their space to horse racing forms however! The
pursuit of sports is a national characteristic that is
given full reign, the more so since no work is done
on Saturdays or Sundays, whether at factories or
Universities. The forty hour week, according to
some employers, produces about 25 hours of useful
work, when one substracts plenty of time for boiling the "billy" twice daily for tea, plus detours by
pubs, etc. These numerous institutions close at 6
p.m., so that traffic then becomes exceedingly
dangerous for about an hour at dusk.
Labour relations in Australia are not good, and
strong arm methods on both sides have left a great
(Continued on Page 32)
DECEMBER, 1949
Page 9 PIP   BROCK   RETURNS
A TRIP TO THE SOUTH
By S. E. TRADES
Since Pip Brock (Aggie '38) sailed all the way
from Vancouver to Stevenson's Somoan grave in his
own 40-foot cutter, he is better entitled than most
to pinch a phrase from the epitaph of R. L. S. while
still very much alive. Indeed, he went beyond Samoa
to Fiji, having got to the South Seas by way of San
Francisco, Hawaii, and Fanning Island, and on the
way back from Fiji he visited the Fijian Lau
Group, the Tonga Islands, the Cook Islands, Tahiti,
and Hawaii once more. It was the sort of trip that
R. L. S. would have enjoyed ... he who said that
books are all very well in their way, but a mighty
bloodless substitute for life.
When Pip got home to Vancouver in October
(after sixteen months on the voyage), a local radio
station asked if he could not summarize his .experiences in a two-minute talk. To assist him in this
difficulty (a problem that in this narrow space confronts us here), the radio station suggested concentrating on one point . . . strong winds, for example. But no, the station added, when the winds
raged unreasonably, Pip doubtless nipped lightly
into the nearest harbour.   Well, even in our own
two minutes' worth, We might point out there
must have been times on three 2500-mile hops when
Pip was 1200 miles from the nearest harbour into
which to nip and thus murder his own news-value.
And some of the storms were quite newsy to Pip
at the time . . . the two occasions, for example, when
his cutter, "Escapee," was blown so far over on her
beam ends that her spreader (crosstrees) dipped in
the sea, or the time when after 72 hours without
sleep in a hurricane he found himself almost wishing
she would founder so that he could get some rest.
FASCINATING   ISLANDS
The mid-Pacific and the South Sea Islands are
always newsy, of course, even when accurately described ; sometimes because they are so very Holly-
woodish or Somerset Maughamsy, and sometimes
because they are not; sometimes because an island
may even today be oddly like a dream of paradise,
and sometimes because another island may bear
the traces of 20,000 U. S. Marines, or may be crammed with so much vice, skulduggery, and goofy
originality that it becomes as fascinating as George
Orwell's Parisian slums. If you alumni allowed Pip
the space (which you do not!) he could tell you of
a thousand things . . . about the finest hotel in Tahiti
(tourists' paradise and "Pearl of the Pacific") which
has no sheets ... of the New Zealander in P	
who wore nothing but a naval cocked hat, a beard,
and pants, and whose whole vocabulary was "Oh
dear, oh dear, oh dear" (a suitable remark about
certain islands at that) ... of island parties to which
the invitation would run: "Come on Monday at
seven, but leave Tuesday and Wednesday free so
you won't have to rush home early" ... of what it
feels like to find your water tanks gone dry 500 miles
from land, or to have the yacht's "head" broken beyond repair for over a year (sailors will understand
this term) ... of the Samoan hobby of building
churches (mostly done by old women), so that you
will find 150 churches along an 18-mile country
road ... of poison fish (one of which killed Alain
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE FROM
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Gerbault on his last voyage), and of flies that blot
your meat from view, and of damp that ruins your
radio and tinned food and canvas and all, and of
giant cockroaches that eat your books and charts
and clothes ... of incessant singing and swimming
... of the absolute and 6' 5" Queen of Tongo who
will jail you for going shirtless ... of the Austrian
and American couple who refused to learn each
other's tongue and whose children spoke no language at all (except to say they were "the Lord's
little flowers" in French) ... of sharks ashore and
afloat.   These, and a thousand others. .
100   MILES  A  DAY
Still, these were only interludes, however striking, between long weeks devoted to the absorbing
and main business of taking a tiny vessel over
thousands of miles of waves . . . waves travelling
at 30 knots and lifting your boat 30 feet into the air
and dropping her so fast that you could easily be
thrown clear out of the cockpit into the sea without
touching a thing en route! or be hurled across the
cabin to land with your ribs smacking hard on a
table. One of the greatest satisfactions is to watch
your daily progress on the chart; you get to thinking
of yourself as a moving dot on a large white map.
Pip's navigation was excellent, picking up every
landfall right on the button, which is one of the
most thrilling of experiences; and his progress was
good . . .'an average of over 100 miles a day, not
bad fot a cruising yacht deeply laden, undermanned,
never pushed as for racing, and not with unlimited
equipment.
In spite of its incredible strains (you use up
energy even lying asleep, so as to remain in your
bunk) it is the life at sea that is the real highlight
to the real blue-water yachtsman, and not the ports
of  call.   Just  sleeping,   cooking,   steering,   reefing,
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Above is a chart of Pip's trip through the South Seas
mending sails, rating your chronometers, wringing
your wet blankets, taking star and sun sights, working out your position, and being too busy and tired
to read and write and even speak to ships on your
radio . . . that doesn't sound like the most fascinating and rewarding life when taken for sometimes a
month on end and for a year and a half off and on.
But just as boxing is not a mere matter of keeping
doctors busy, or mountaineering a complicated way
of sweating, ocean cruising is not so simple as all
that. Nor is Pip Brock, who took her there and
brought her back.
'The purest treasures mortal times
afford is spotless reputation."
—Richard II.
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DECEMBER, 1949
Page 11 PERSONALITIES
TRAVELLERS:
The musical "Oklahoma" had a double meaning
for Vancouver people this road trip through, as one
of the winsome gals in the ballet chorus was a local
girl and a U. B. C. graduate to boot . . . Tish. McLeod, Arts '48, was in town for a week's stand with
the cast of "Oklahoma," but found it more strain
than being on the road . . . with so many friends
to visit and experiences to relate to her parents she
found the going tough . . . Tish is understudy to one
of the leads, but like another Vancouver girl in the
cast, Jo Andrews, she has found that the life of the
understudy is a long wait . . . the gal she's understudying hasn't missed a performance.
Dr. A. E. (Ab) Richards, head of the Dominion
Government's Agricultural Foods Board in Ottawa
and leader of U. B. C.'s great Trek to West Point
in 1922, came all the way from the east this year to
attend homecoming . . . the personable Ab got a big
hand when he kicked off the first ball at the homecoming football game . . . The Alumni executive
went to work on him after the game and persuaded
him to stay over for the annual Alumni Association
meeting November 9.
Heading for the Antarctic was Dr. E. Frederick
Roots, who is senior geologist on a three nation
expedition seeking an ice-free "Shangri-La" within
100 miles of the South Pole. . . . Joining scientists
from Britain, Sweden and Norway, he set sail
from London in November to try and get proof in
a two-year stay in desolate Queen Maud Land,
Antarctica, that the earth's climate is getting warmer Only 25, Dr. Roots is an M.A. from U. B. C,
and a PhD. from Princeton, and was with the Department of Mines in Ottawa before this trip came
up.
Popular Dean Walter H. Gage, the yesteryear
darling of the Freshman class, stepped out of character recently to give a wordy lambasting to the
wild and wooly Science Class . . . seems the red
shirts got a little rowdy at the Engineers' banquet
and Dr. Gage told them "for three years now the
annual banquet has been an unorganized, disgraceful crude brawl. The public begins to doubt that
U. B. C. is an institution of higher education when
it sees brawling engineers staggering downtown
streets, interfering with traffic and the activities
of citizens." . . . Dean Gage was reflecting an Arts
sentiment which has existed for years, it seems.
TELETYPE NEWS:
From Ottawa comes news that irrepresible Jimmy Sinclair has at last started up the political ladder
toward cabinet rank. . . . Known as a rebel by the
Liberal brass hats, Jimmy was kept under the thumb
by former Prime Minister MacKenzie King. . . . On
the point of retiring from politics at the time of
the last election he nevertheless ran and after winning his seat in Coast Capilano, he was appointed a
Parliamentary Assistant by Louis St. Laurent.
Another U. B. C. grad. sitting in Ottawa is Art
Laing, M. P. for new Vancouver South riding. . . .
Laing, manager of the agricultural chemicals division of Buckerfields^ never won an election before,
~~ but he's been deep in
politics since he was
a youngster out on
Sea Island.
..„S i 11 i n g opposite
Laing and Sinclair
in the Dominion
House as a Progressive Conservative is
Dave Fulton, of
Kamloops, who recently introduced a
bill in Commons to
eliminate the sexy,
crime magazines
flooding the stands.
ART   LAING
Incidentally Homecoming was a tremendous
success this year as more than 2,500 graduates from
all parts of the country spent three happy reunion
days on the campus.
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want to mark a special occasion — or just feel
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE JOB   HUNTING
By Ernest G. Perrault,
Information Officer,
University of British Columbia.
Perhaps the most important aspect of a University education is what happens after the memorable
day of graduation. . Few people take four or five
years of University training purely for the additional
learning they will acquire as a result. The need to
earn a living is uppermost in every undergraduate's
mind and the years of training are with few exceptions directed to some profession or vocation.
Many universities on the continent can offer
graduating students little more than a statement of
possible employment conditions with the implied
suggestion that an investment in university training,
like everything else, contains an element of risk.
Undoubtedly the risk is there. A student launching himself in an engineering course today when
employment conditions are relatively good may
graduate in five years when the demand for engineers has dropped to a new low. No existing system can predict employment conditions many
months in advance, but much can be done to categorize available job opportunities and to match them
with graduate employment needs.
LIASQN AGENCY
For three and one-half years now U. B. C. has
operated an Employment Bureau serving as an
effective liaison between the employer with a job
vacanacy and the graduate or undergraduate with
a job need. F'ormally stated, the purpose of the Bureau is to assist students to obtain part-time and
vacation work during his Univevrsity years and to
assist him to secure permanent employment after
graduation.
Under the direction of Mr. John F. McLean, the
Bureau has handled the job applications of 21,000
students since its institution in 1946. Of these 12,800
have been successfully placed in jobs. In the same
period of time 1,530 graduates registered with the
Bureau and 780 were placed in permanent positions.
The majority of the others followed further leads
suggested by Bureau officials and ultimately found
satisfactory employment.
John McLean is the first to admit that the Bureau cannot take full credit for the success of its
services. Alumni members and the Alumni Association have been directly responsible for many of the
placements either by notifying the Bureau of positions they knew to be open or by requesting assistance in filling employment gaps, in their own organizations.
In addition to this the Bureau has enjoyed close
cooperation with many firms in Vancouver and the
province. More than fifty firms sent representatives
to the campus last year to interview graduates for
permanent  employment.
Bureau personnel is composed of Director John
McLean and a staff of five, including two full-time
Counsellors. Mr. Orville Hayes and Mrs. Jean Gill.
A further aid to the success of the service is the
(Continued on Page 30)
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DECEMBER, 1949
Page 13 ALUMNI   ASSOCIATION   REPORT -1949-50
By Past President WIN SHILVOCK
The activities of your Alumni Association for
the year 1948-49 have been many and varied, and
accent has been placed on the expansion of every
phase, consistent with your executive's ability to
consumate properly all activities.
The year started with the Annual Boxing Day
Dance, and a profit of $1,600.00 realized, the largest
amount ever made. Special thanks are due Mrs.
Clive Campbell, nee Molly Bardsley, who convened,
and Cart Collard, who handled tickets.
MAGAZINE  NAME  CHANGED
The name of the U. B. C. Graduate Chronicle
was changed to U. B. C. Alumni Chronicle, as it
is now not necessary to be a graduate in order to
belong to the Alumni Association. Any one completing 15 units or more may become a member. To
accommodate the increased interest resulting from
this move Chronicle circulation was increased from
5,000 to 7,500.
University Week and Open House, which was
held February 28 to March 5, was assisted in
large measure by the Alumni, your representative
being Elliott Schmidt, who did a splendid job.
In view of the fact that the Development Fund
came into being this year, the annual Alumni Bursary of $50.00 was discontinued.
In co-operation with the executive of the Graduating Class of '49, which made a donation of $1,-
880.00 to the Alumni Association, all members of
the classes of '49 were admitted to our group on a
reduced fee basis. In consequence, the new graduates will automatically become members of the Association and will receive the Chronicle for one year.
During the complete academic term, the Alma
Mater Society, headed by Dave Brousson and his
Council displayed the highest spirit of co-operation
with the Alumni, enabling us to work with the student body in a closer manner than has ever been
possible in the past.
Efforts which were made to acquaint the Student
Body with the work of your Association consisted
of representation at graduating ceremonies; a talk
to the Freshman class on the function of the Alumni ; representation as patrons at most University
affairs; assisting student publications, the Totem,
Tillicum and Thunderbird, with advertising; a grant
of $100.00 to the U. B. C. Girls Basketball Team to
assist in travelling expenses to Edmonton for the
Western Intercollegiate Championships.
Your Association also supplied the required assistance to the students in their efforts to obtain
an additional $50,000.00 grant, enabling work to be
started this year on the War Memorial Gymnasium.
Summer Session students were not overlooked
either in our efforts to cement good-will with the
Alumni, and at the end of the summer, a salmon
barbecue was held on the soccer field for the summer
students. Our thanks are extended to Prof. R. W.
(Ran) Young, who proved himself a chef par excellence in the barbecuing of salmon, Indian style.
That University heads might also become better
acquainted with our activities and with the members
of your executive, a luncheon was held in April. In
attendance were the Chancellor, President and
Deans of the various faculties, who heard first-hand
of our activities, particularly those connected with
the Development Fund. The occasion was also used
to present a certificate to A. M. (Monty) Fothering-
ham (B.A. '38) the 1000th donor to the fund.
EMPLOYMENT  SERVICE
A letter received from the Federal Deputy Minister of Labor expressing concern over the employment of future graduates is being acted upon and
the full weight of our Association will be used to
ensure that U. B. C. graduates will find employment.
Full support is being given to Maj. John McLean,
who is doing splendid work as head of the U. B. C.
Employment Service.
As a matter of policy, and from an interest in
Provincial affairs, previous to the last Provincial
election, a letter was sent, without comment, to all
Alumni who had not registered on the voters list.
The Alumni-U. B. C. Development Fund, born
this year, took most of our efforts, with exceptional
results. Joe Brown, as chairman of the directors of
the fund, did a magnificent bit of work, and our
thanks are extended to him and his directors. It
would not be right, when mentioning this phase, to
neglect to remember those who during the last five
years worked to bring the fund into being, namely
Pearley Brissenden, Jordon Guy, Ted Baynes, Bruce
Robinson, Jim Macdonald, Ian Shaw and Dick
Bibbs.
The Fund activities culminated this year with
a banquet held in the Brock Hall, at which an address was given by Dr. Myron W'eaver, head of
the new Medical Faculty. This occasion was also a
source of pride to the Alumni Association, for
through the years it was unceasing in its efforts to
further the establishment of a Medical Faculty.
During the year, 131 meetings of various kinds
were held, an average of 2l/i per week.
The results, however, have proved a source of
satisfaction to your executive, for our Association
can now boast a membership of 3,850, a growth in
one year from a previous high of 1,300. If this rate
of growth can be maintained, we will soon be in a
position of such importance that our efforts will provide the maximum support when needed by our
Alma Mater.
It is impossible to complete any year with all
business finished. One matter of pressing importance is that of Alumni Records. With the antiquated equipment presently maintained by the Alumni
Office, a large margin of error exists in respect to
changing addresses, and while it is impossible to be
100% accurate, new equipment must soon be obtained to eliminate complete chaos. Present plans
should rectify this in 1950.
(Continued on page 22)
Page 14
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE G. G. SEDGEWICK MEMORIAL FUND PLANNED
THE CHAIRMAN REPORTING . . .
On November 15, 1949, a group of Garnett Serge-
wick's friends and colleagues, prompted by many
inquiries about a possible memorial in his honor,
met to set up the machinery for establishing the
Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Fund.
At this meeting an executive was elected— Dr.
William Robbins, U.B.C. (English Department)
Secretary; Mr. Harry Purdy, (B.C. Electric Railway) Treasurer; Mrs. John Creighton (U.B.C. Senate) Chairman—with power to set up such additional honorary and working committees as might
seem advisable.
The Executive Committee of the Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Fund believes very strongly that his
name is the best publicity the Fund can have. Dr.
Sedgewick's interests were so wide, his generosity
so well-known, his powers of stimulating thought
and action so great, that for many years his influence has been widely felt in his university, his city
and his country, and in other countries in which
those whom he trained and inspired now live.
WHERE TO SEND CONTRIBUTIONS
Through the courtesy of the Montreal Trust
Company, which will handle the Fund as a community service, all cheques made out to THE GARNETT SEDGEWICK MEMORIAL FUND should
be sent to
THE MONTREAL TRUST COMPANY,
466 Howe Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
THE AIMS OF THE FUND.
The administration of the Fund will be vested
in a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, representing the University and other interested groups, and
operating under the section of the Universities Act
pertaining to investments.
The terms of the Trust will allow the Board of
Trustees to decide in a given year on which of the
following aims the income is to be spent. It is felt
that the most important event financed by the Trust
will be the establishing of the Sedgewick Memorial
Lectures, which will be open to the public and will
be given by a speaker prominent in one of the fields
which shared Dr. Sedgewick's interest. The income
may also be used from time to time to assist students by the establishment of a revolving loan fund
or the granting of special scholarship so that students in need will still be helped (as they were for
many years of his private generosity) by Dr. Sedgewick. If the Trust purchases gifts for the permanent Art collection, the Music Department, or the
Library, these gifts will bear his name and will also
be available to the public. Of course.( we do not
expect that the income of the Sedgewick Trust will
do all these things in any one year but the many
suggestions received concerning the form which the
Sedgewick Memorial should take have made it
clear that any fitting memorial in his honor should
be flexible enough to perpetuate his intellectual integrity, his generous spirit, and his widely-ranging
interests.
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Page 15 ALUMNI
POETRY
LAMENT FOR "THE OLD WAY"
Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight,
Give us a maiden with skirts not so tight;
Give us a girl whose charms, old or new,
Are not exposed by much peek-a-boo.
Give us a maiden, no matter what age,
Who won't use the street as a vaudeville stage;
Give us a girl not so sharply in view—
Dress her in skirts the sun won't shine through.
Then give us the dances of days gone by,
With plenty of clothes and steps not so high;
Oust turkey-trot capers and buttermilk glide,
The all-over twist and the wiggle-tail slide.
Then let us feast our tired optics once more
On a genuine woman as sweet as of yore.
Yes,  Time,  please  turn   backward  and  grant  our
requests
For God's richest blessing—but not one undressed.
—From "Ubyssey," Dec. 2, 1920.
WORLD CONFERENCE
The quiet diesel in the breast
propels a trusting keel
whether we swing toward a port
or crocodiles of steel.
The compassed mind must quiver north
though every chart defective;
there is no fog but in the will,
the iceberg is elective.
Earle Birney.
PLEASE DO NOT TOTJCH
An impact is impingement, a collision,
One body striking another body . . . see?
Through over-use and woolly imprecision
This word has lost much impact, you'll agree.
It's time the little word went out on strike.
You follow me . . . went out on impact, like.
Joe College.
WILLY THE WEEPER
This poet knew so little of sadness,
He thought his tears were charming,
Wise, good, a remedy for madness,
Mystic, unique, disarming.
They were, though caused by Earth's decline,
A cure for Earth's decay,
And were a poet's badge and sign,
And poetry per se.
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THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE ^ttEakina czditoziaLLu
*+ ■**' ^
THE GLORY ROAD
For the past three years, the University of British Columbia has been conducting an experiment
in football which has given little satisfaction to
spectators and brought humiliation and ignominy to
the players, as well as to the University.
In a determined effort to make money,, the
University has taken, as its No. 1 sport on the
Campus, American football. This has been done
despite the fact that this country does not happen
to be the United States of America, despite the fact
tha Canadian football happens to be the national
football sport, and despite the fact that prep, and
high schools in Vancouver and the main centres on
the Island almost exclusively concentrate on English "rugger".
The result has been disastrous because the determination of certain parties to push and stress
American football at the University of British Columbia and is somewhat the same as trying to teach
Pennsylvania Quakers to do the South Sea Islands
hula dance.
The argument presented by the American football people is that the University of British Columbia should indulge in inter-collegiate athletics and
that in order to do so they must play with American
colleges across the line. When asked why they do
not play Alberta and Manitoba in a Canadian series
as they did in the past, they rely that the distances
are too great and the series becomes repetitious.
POOR  TEAM
Almost any impartial person with a knowledge
of sports will readily agree that the Canadian game
is more spectacular and wide open than American
football. And for the sheer fun of playing the game
and for economy of equipment, as well as for extending actual participation to more undergraduates,
English rugby is unsurpassed.
But the guiding forces of athletics at the University of British Columbia have spurned both our
native games and have insisted on the unnatural
alliance with the Podunk Colleges and glorified high
schools across the line. Despite what our newspapers sometimes try to tell us, and particularly
what the University publicity releases advise us,
the University of British Columbia's American football team last year was poor, and in view of the
fact that the University has had an enrollment of
anywhere between 7000 and 9000 in the past four
years, it was worse than that.
The ignominy of the whole situation is that our
University, which has an undeniable brilliant record
in every academic field, and which can hold its own
athletically for its size with any University in the
world in the sports in which it participates, has degraded itself to the point where every Saturday it
allows its football team to be kicked around by some
backwoods college with an enrollment of perhaps
only a few hundred. Many of the undergraduates
and graduate supporters can remember the competent thrilling game our football teams of the late
DECEMBER, 1949
ORMONDE
HALL
'30's played in a wonderful series with Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They can also remember
the great English wonder teams of the '20's and '30's,
the rousing McKechnie Cup games, and the great
international series with Stanford and California.
All this has been relegated to the dim past by
the introduction of a hopelessly incompetent American team which has killed Canadian football on the
campus and has reduced English rugby to a minor
sport, at least in the autumn when football is at its
peak..
FUTURE PLANS
The time is ripe for surveying the situation and
determining the course for the future. There are
three alternatives facing the University authorities.
(1) Abandonment of American football, with a return to Canadian and the re-establishment of
the Western Inter-Collegiate football union; or
(2) Banishment of Inter-Collegiate football from
the campus, as has been done by Chicago and
many of the progressive American Universities ;
or
(3) Abandonment of the lukewarm, namby-pamby
attitude toward football scholarships and subsidization of star performers.
Looking at the matter realistically, it would appear that because of our Inter-Collegiate tie-up with
the other American Colleges of the Northwest Conference and the attitude of the athletic clique at
U. B. C, it is pretty well settled that we are going
to have American football whether we like it or
not. If such is the case, then every effort should be
made to have a top-flight team.
Up to the present, the University has not attracted outstanding athletes for the simple reason
that it has never been the administration's policy to
offer inducements to prep school stars. Much of the
aversion to granting athletic scholarships felt by
most of the faculty members and administrators
results from the fact that they dislike the terms
"athletic scholarship" and "subsidization." They feel
that if such a system were to be instituted, the
campus would be over-run with Minnesota miners
and itinerant bohunks. (Continued on Page 32)
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By MARY FALLIS
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Dorothy Taylor '25, pictured above as she attended
the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto in the double role
of journalist and competitor. Miss Taylor is Editor
of the New Westminster daily, the British Columbian. Eight years ago she started to farm on Strawberry Hill, Surrey, and since she has entered her
stock in competition she has taken prizes for her
Jersey calves and Hampshire hens. Charity Jersey
Joe, fifteen month's old calf, pictured with her, took
second  place  in  national  competition.
Joy Coghill, '47 has been selected to play the lead
in the production of Bernard Shaw's "Candida" at
the Chicago Goodman Memorial Theatre. Since her
arrival in Chicago she has been described as "one
of the rising lights of the American stage." The
class of '16 will be proud to read the record of one
of its most distinguished graduates, Gladys Schwes-
inger, now President of the International Council of
Women Psychologists. She holds the degrees of
B.A. from U.B.C, A.M. from Radcliffe, and Ph.D.
from Columbia. She has served as psychologist in
New York State, in California, and with the Special
Service Branch of the American Army. She is a
Fellow of the American Psychological Association
and is listed in the American, Who's Who in the
East, Who's Who Among Women, American Men
of Science, and the International Register of Psychology. The field of her activity will be apparent
from a partial list of her many publications: "Why
Children Fail at School," "They All Say, No, No!"
"Slang as a Factor in Character," "IQ's for Sale,"
"Psychology Applied to Eugenics."
We are glad to note on our page that an increasing number of women are taking an active part in
Alumni work. We would like to introduce to you
those who are serving the Association for the next
year. At the same time would it be appropriate to
comment on the fact that there is one office that is
not open to an Alumni; she cannot hold the office
of President.
(Continued on Page 31)
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teen-age daughter, or the
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BRANCHES
*
Editor's Note: Major John F. McLean (B.A. '31),
Director of TJ. B. G.'s Employment and Personnel
Bureau, journeyed East in November on University
ousiness and met with alumni and others in various
Canadian centres. Here is an informal, "running
account" of his trip.
Thanks to arrangements made by Courtenay
Cleveland (B.A.Sc. '34), and Clair Domoney (B.A.
'24), manager of English Electric, Major McLean
met with a group in Calgary's Renfrew Club which
included Howard Nicholson (B.A. '29), now secretary-Treasurer of Standard of California there;
George Shaw (Arts '30), sales representative with
C.I.L.; Contractor Tom Munn (B.A.Sc. '31) and
Gardiner Gray (B.A. '34), geologist with Standard
of California as well as Clair and Courtenay. U. B.
C. Alumni in Calgary are invited to contact Courtenay, either at Barnsdall Oil Co., 735—8th Ave.
West, or 1740—24th S.W., if interested in starting
an organized branch.
With Lex Miller (B.Comm. '47) handling the
arrangements, a truly representative group of alumni
met with John in Edmonton, lunching in the Corona
Hotel. After hearing John's account of current U. B.
C. activity, this gathering decided to launch an
Edmonton branch and have asked U. B. C. alumni
in that area to contact any of those who attended the
recent luncheon. Those present were: Lex Miller
(B.Comm. '47), Gilbert Hayward (B. Comm. '45),
Allyn Richardson (B.A.Sc. '41), John Farina (B.A.
'47), Pat Johnstone (B.Comm. '48), Walter Dear
(B.Comm. '47), Bob Lister (B.A.Sc. '47), Stan Copp
(B.A.Sc. '43), Iris Wolfe (B.H.E. '48), Reg Clarkson (B.A. '47), Stanley Burke (B.A. '48), James Mc-
Donough (B.Comm.'47),Mrs. Pidge McBride (Park)
(B.A. '49), Pidge McBride (B.Comm. '48), Don McLean (B.A. '41), Marjorie Wright (B.A. '41), Mary
Ripley (B.A. '47, Dimitri Goulebouef (B.A. '47),
and Betty McDonough (B.A. '48).
In Toronto, Major McLean had dinner with
Branch executive members Roy Jackson (B.A. '43),
of Ridout & Maybee, and Doug Durkin (B.A. '40),
of John Inglis & Co. He also met with alumni in
Hamilton and Montreal.
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Thanks to the excellent co-operation of Mr. Eric
Coles, vice-president Westinghouse, and Mr. Lyons,
Major McLean was able to talk with a large number
of U. B. C. grads working in the Westinghouse
plant. He was also greatly appreciative of similar
courtesies extended by Don Morgan, sales manager
Shell Oil Co. of Canada.
"THE VARSITY TREK"
October 28, 1949, Victoria. B. C.
The Alumni in Victoria decided that Homecoming time was the right date for a reunion in the Capital city. A lot of Victoria people just can't get away
to join the revellers in Vancouver. So it was decided by the Victoria executive, headed by Dr.
David Turner (B.S.A. '33, B.A. '36), to have a celebration here.
On October 28th (birthdate of the Cairn in 1922)
a cabaret dance, known as the "'Varsity Trek," was
held at the Sirocco Supper Club. Frank Turner was
able to get over for the event and the local alumni
were more than pleased that Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie was able to attend. Alumni of other Universities were welcomed through advertising and representatives were on hand from Canada to Norway.
The dance itself, recalled many of the pre-war
Varsity parties held in Victoria and the general
comment "after the ball was over" was, "Why
havn't we done this before?" The financial results of
the affair were satisfactory in that the alumni "broke
even." Another year, it is hoped that more people
(there were some 200 there) will attend and a donation made to some cause. The main purpose of the
1949 "Varsity Trek" was to revive lagging interest
in the alumni organization. In this, the "Trek" was
thoroughly successful. The singing of "Hail,
U.B.C.!", "My Girl's a Hullaballoo" and defending
the sciencemen's honour with "We can, we can demolish forty beers," brought back memories and restored the Varsity spirit with a bang. The word
"Alumnus" has sparkle again and the 500 or more
grads in the Victoria area intend to keep the polish
and attractiveness beaming from it, year in and year
out.
The executive, not slow to take a hint, intend to
repeat the success of the dance at the Annual Meeting and have arranged it in the form of a cocktail
and dinner party. The dinner wil be held on December 6th at the Monterey. Rev. William Hill will be
the speaker. Frank Turner prepared a circular
letter about the Annual Meeting for us, and can be
referred to if you want details.
—Gloria Kendall,
Secretary.
Prof. Hunter Lewis of the. University of British
Columbia was elected president of the Federation of
Canadian Artists at its conference in Montreal.
Page 20
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Trustee Lieut Col. Tom- Brown, grins 'broadly as he hands President Norman MacKenzie a $7000 cheque, first gift from
the TJ .B.C.-Alumni Development Fund to the University.   Past President Win Shilvock and Mrs. fohn M. Buchanan smile
their approval.
U. B. C Alumni Fund Gives $7,000 to University
Under the continued able direction of Chairman
Joe Brown (B.A. '23) and his Board of Directors,
detailed plans are now being made to launch the
1950 Alumni-U.B.C.  Development Fund program.
In this second year of annual alumni giving, the
Directors hope that there will be a marked increase
in participation and a greater number of active Fund
Workers. Under this new system of voluntary support, there are actually three appeals made in one.
There is no separate Chronicle subscription drive,
and there's no persistent campaign for Alumni fees
to help keep the Association operating. There is
just the one appeal, with the major objective being
to keep the maximum number of alumni in closer
contact with the University and to bring U.B.C. as
much tangible support as possible every year.
It should be pointed out that the $7,000.00 turned
over to U.B.C. this past year, because it represents
an annual gift which should grow with many more
alumni supporting this progressively yearly plan—
has exactly the same effect as the gift of an endowment of over $200,000.00. It's annual income to the
University, a living endowment.
The three new Directors appointed this vear are
Mrs. A. M. Menzies (B.A. '16), Mrs. Clive Campbell
(B.A. '33), and Mr. Med McFarlane (B.A. '28).
U. B. C. Enrollment Slumps As Vets Leave
The Registrar's Office at U. B. C. has issued a
formal statement of student registration for the year
1949-50.
1948-49
Total men  6,943 (79.1%)
Total women  1,833 (20.9%)
Total veterans  3,231  (36.8%)
Total non-veterans 5,545 (63.2%)
1949-50
5,917 (78.47%)
1,629 (21.53%)
2,072 (27.48%)
5,468 (72.52%)
Total   8,576
7,546
1948-49
Arts and Science .... 5,050
Applied Science  1,971
Nursing      101
Agriculture      477
Law       472
Pharmacy        196
Graduate Studies ....     313
1949-50
4,392
1,667
103
380
447
188
363
DECEMBER, 1949
Page 21 ANNUAL BOXING DAY
DANCE
Commodore Cabaret
2-NIGHTS
December 26th and 27th
Dress Optional
TICKETS—Send cheques to Alumni Office (payable to
Alumni Association) and make your own reservations at
the Commodore. If out of town, let Secretary-Manager
know the number in your party and he will reserve for
you.
. . . Alumnus Cart Collard will be at the Commodore to
sell tickets from December 19 to 23 inclusive, from 12
to 1.30 p.m.
Cart has agreed to retain any left-over tickets at his
home (1445 W. 15th Avenue) and you can get them
there on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December. Phone
BAyview 1429-R.
TICKETS $6.00 PER COUPLE
It is suggested that pre-1940 grads attend on the 27th
and recent grads on the 26th.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REPORT
(Continued from Page 14)
Alumni representation on Senate is rapidly getting out of balance and plans are under way to thoroughly investigate this matter.
Your executive has given a lot of thought to the
question of the establishment of a University Club
in Vancouver. The time is rapidly approaching when
such a club will be a necessity and undoubtedly
more will be heard of this in the near future.
In closing, may I express my personal appreciation and thanks for a job well done to the members
of the Executive; to the Board of Directors and
Trustees of the Fund, headed by Joe Brown and
Tom Brown, respectively; and to Frank Turner, our
efficient secretary-manager, and his equally capable
secretary Miss Dorothy Dawson.
And to the new executive, a wish for every success during the coming year.
Page 22
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almost anywhere. For your next
trip, take travellers' cheques,
available at any branch of the
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THE U.B.C. AtUMNI CHRONICLE ALUMNI   ASSOCIATION   ELECTIONS
JDHN BUCHANAN
HARRY  A.   BERRY
HONOREE  YOUNG
An informative address by Dr. A. E. (Ab) Richards, Principal Economist, Federal Department of
Agriculture, A.M.S. President 1922-23, and leader
of the Great Student Trek in the fall of '22, was the
highlight of the U. B. C. Alumni Association's annual general dinner meeting in Brock Hall on Wednesday, November 9th. Dr. Richards, who had been
given an Honorary Doctorate Degree along with
fellow-alumus, Dr. Homer Thompson, at U. B. C.'s
Fall Congregation, spoke on the "International
Trade Organization."
New Alumni President is Mr. John M. Buchanan (B.A. '17)), President of B. C. Packers Ltd.,
succeeding Mr. Winston A. Shilvock (B.A. '31,
B.Comm. '32). Treasurer Harry A. Berry (B.Comm.,
B.A. '37), was re-elected as well as Chronicle Editor
Ormonde J. Hall (B.Comm. '42, LLB. '48), Mr.
James A. Macdonald (B.A., '38), moved up to first
vice-president, while Miss Honoree Young (B.A.
'43) became 2nd vice-president, and Dr. Blythe
Eagles (B.A. '22), U.B.C. Dean of Agriculture, was
elected   third   vice-president.
Mr. Elliott Schmidt (B.A.Sc. '36) was elected for
a one-year term as member-at-large, and Miss Mary
McDougall (B.A. '33), Miss Barbara Macpherson
(B.A. '45), Col. Gordon Letson (B.A. '24, B.A.Sc.
'26), Mr. Jack Underhill (B.A.Sc. '24), Mr. Dave
Brousson (B.A.Sc. '49), and Mr. E. T. Kirkpatrick
(B.A.Sc. '47) were elected for two-year terms.
Presidents of all organized branches, or their
delegates, are automatically members of the executive.
Other members of the 1949-50 executive are Mrs.
T. Berton (B.A. '31), Mrs. M. Sleightholm (B.A.
'30), Mr. William H. Q. Cameron (B.A. '33), Mr.
Dorwin  Baird  (Arts '38),  Mr. Tom  Meredith  (B.
Comm. '46), and Mr. Rod Lindsay (B.A.Sc. '48).
Alumni representatives on the University Council
on Physical Education and Athletics are Miss Jackie
Sherman (B.Phys.Ed. '49) and Mr. Grant Dongani
(B.S.A. '41).
U. B. C. Senate representatives on the Alumni
executive are Dr. Harry Warren (B.A. '26, B.A.Sc.
'27), and Mr. Darrel T. Braidwood (B.A. '40). Alma
Mater Society representatives are President James
Sutherland, and Junior Member Peter de Vooght.
The Association's Graduate Member on the B. C.
International Student Service Committee is Miss
Louie Stirk (B.A. '20).
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Page 23 FRANKLY     SPEAKING
By FRANK J. E. TURNER
Alumni Secretary-Manager
In this sixteenth successive quarterly column
since joining our Association as your full-time Secretary-Manager, I hereby promise to refrain (this
once!) from:
1. Pleading for timely alumni support.
2. Listing some of U.B.C.'s many needs.
3. Repeating challenging statements made by
fellow alumni.
4. Requesting volunteer class managers for the
'50 Fund.
5. Writing anything which you would normally
expect in a column which some people refer to
as an "uh-loom-nigh" column!
But as I complete my fourth year of alumni
work, permit me to say it is a pleasure to be connected with the U.B.C. Alumni Association. And,
in saying thanks again to the many hundred of
my fellow alumni who have given and are giving
generously of their time, energy and experience . . .
may I wish you one and all . . .
A MERRY  CHRISTMAS AND  HAPPY  NEW
YEAR
 Alumnotes . . . Good luck to Win Shilvock (B.A.
'31, B. Comm. '32), Immediate Past-President, who
has been promoted to Regional Manager for the
Okanagan, Kootenays and Cariboo for Investors'
Syndicate of Canada ... It happens every year;
some member or members of the alumni executive
join the marital ranks! The tradition was kept up
this pas year by Miss Molly Bardsley (B.A. '33) who
became the charming bride of Mr. Clive Campbell,
while our new 1st Vice-President, James A. Macdonald (B.A. '38), formed a lifetime partnership
with attractive Miss Barbara Smith (B.A. '42) . . .
Heartfelt thanks to Student Homecoming Chairman Peter de Vooght and his Committee for arranging probably the finest alumni campus reunion yet
. . . More of the same to hard-working Dr. Dave
Turner (B.S.A. '33, B.A. '36), Victoria Branch President  and  his  energetic  executive  for  staging an
excellent "Victoria Varsity Trek." Let's hope it
will be an annual affair on the Island .. . This year's
Law grad class had many notable personages, but
probably none more unusual in all-around qualifications then the following two. Their business cards
read like this: "Lawrence E. Hill, B.A., B.S.A.,
LL.B." and "Glen McDonald, LL.B., Master (Foreign Going)". Actually, Glen is reputed to be the
only lawyer in Canada with a Deep Sea Master's
Ticket! . . .
... Virginia J. Richards (B.A. '48) has had an unusual opportunity to understand the ways of Australia,
having been Private Secretary to a travelling American woman authority. Virginia helped reorganize the
school Library in Adelaide, and handled a considerable amount of correspondence as well as doing a
number of book reviews and lecturing to various
groups. . . . Good luck to Mike Lakes (B.A. '49),
Immediate Past-President of U.B.C. Branch 72 of
the Canadian Legion and a '49 Law grad. Mike's
with the Department of Finance, Victoria. . . .
Campus visitors included (Gwen (nee Pym) (B.A.
'36) and Milf Lougheed (B.A. Sc. '40). Gwen, who
was active in the Women's Club convention held in
Vancouver, will accompany husband Milf to Princeton where he'll study for his Ph D. . . . Off to Harvard for the same reason went Mr. and Mrs. (nee
Audrey Hoag, Arts '45) Henning Jensen (B.A. '45).
. . . Dick Clifford's (B. Comm. '47) new address is
Public Works Dept., 100-Mile House, B.C. . . .
Barry Thompson has been appointed Asistant Physical Director at the Vancouver Y.M.C.A. . . . Over
from the Capital City came Mr. and Mrs. (nee
Mardee Dundas (B.A. '46), Bill Gait (B.A. '47).
Bill's with the Victoria Colonist. . . . One of the first
Old McGill College alumni on our files is Dr. S. G.
Baldwin, Medical-Dental Building, Vancouver—he
was in Arts '14. . . . Dr. Arthur G. Bruun (B.A. '24),
of Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, N.Y., arrived on the
campus just a few weeks after his Class had held its
highly successful Silver Anniversary Reunion. . . .
Gee Roseborough (B.A. Sc. '49) dropped in to let us
know that Robbie Macfie (Arts '40) is now Personnel Manager of Alberni Plywood, Port Alberni. . . .
Still another Alumni office visitor from California
was Harold Offord, also a member of the '24 class.
Aggie Harold is one of the enthusiastic members of
our Northern California Branch. . . . All the way
from Montreal came Jocelyn McCoy (B.A. '43), life-
partner Jim is an Engineer grad of the same year.
A revival of the Montreal Branch is expected! . . .
Speaking of branches, alumni interested in reviving
a New Westminster Branch are asked to contact
J. Arnold Armour (B.A. '26). . . . Toronto alumni
desiring Market Research now have one more firm
to contact. J. D. Penn McLeod (B. Comm. '46),
Executive Manager of the War Memorial Gym
Drive, has opened a branch office there. . . . Namesake A. K. (Biff) Macleod (B.A. '34), Principal of
West Summerland High School, brought a firsthand report that the Summerland group is busy
preparing for winter activities.
Page 24
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE *
PRESIDENTS     REPORT
*
By JOHN M. BUCHANAN
Since you accorded me the honour of election
to the Presidency of our Alumni Association on
November 9th, I have done some intensive reading
about Alumni work on this continent. I began with
the Primer and ended with the Alumni Council's
report for 1947. I do not wish to imply that I am
therefore an authority on Alumni matters. I did this
particularly to get an academic background to general Alumni needs and problems.
I was impressed by the continuous and rapid
growth of such associations and the upward swing to
the support of these by an "Annual Giving Fund"
such as our "Development Fund". Rather than by
annual fees, magazine subscriptions and gifts to the
University solicited separately.
I judge that it is not safe to assume that every
Alumnus knows the facts and objectives of our
Associations, reads our magazine or realizes why
the University requires his support. This basic interest needs to be developed before we can sell our
"Development Fund" idea—the vehicle by which
one may express in a regular and tangible way his
loyalty to, his interest in and/or his sentiment for
his "Alma Mater."
It would seem that our Alumni Association must
continue to strengthen its already good working
partnership not only with the Administrative organization of our University but also with the Un
dergraduate body. I do not suggest that it become
an integral part of the University but rather interrelated with it. The Alumnus after all is not only
the resultant "investment" of the University bringing varying credit to it in near and far places but is
also the provider of much of the raw material for it
by way of a new crop of students.
ASSOCIATION   CONTACT
It has seemingly been recognized by many Universities that much greater contact with Alumni
can be had through an Association than through
the University itself. Particularly is this so when
such Association has, as does ours, an established
office with a full time experienced Secretary-Manager and a competent assistant. Up-to-date records
of members can be meticulously maintained. Many
Universities consider it sound business to pay respective Alumni Associations a direct fee on a fixed
annual or unit basis for statistical and recording
services. It is generally recognized that while there
is a social side to our group, early friendships continued, and traditions shared, the main objective is
to foster education in our Province and the welfare
of our University in particular. All the net returns
of the "Alumni-U.B.C. Fund" are pledged to these
ends. The existing spirit of the inter-relation of the
University and our Association must be continued
(Continued on page 29)
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EAST   AND   WEST
HOME   IS   BEST!
FF
We British Columbians are not a demonstrative people, but we are by no means lacking in appreciation of our magnificent province nor slow to voice its praises. But no one has a deeper sense
of what it has and what it means than those who have been absent from it.
From far and near the alumni of the University of British Columbia find their way back to the
stately buildings on Point Grey which, native sons or not, they look upon as "Home."
We bid them welcome on the occasion of the Annual Reunion. Welcome to those halls of learning, to the cordial, colourful City of Vancouver.   Welcome to British Columbia.
Information on British Columbia was never more in demand than it is today. There is an eagerness everywhere to know what it has to offer, and people in all parts of the world begin to see it
as a highly interesting field of opportunity.
MEN WHO CAN CHOOSE •   PICK BRITISH COLUMBIA
THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
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Victoria, B. C.
E. G. Rowebottom,
Deputy Minister
Hon. Leslie H. Eyres,
Minister
DECEMBER, 1949
Page 25 ALUMNI    ASSOCIATION
BALANCE SHEET
As at October 31st, 1949
ASSETS
CURRENT
Accounts Receivable
Class '48 	
Chronicle  	
U. B.  C. Development Fund	
Trust   	
$   888.30
1.327.85
2,227.74
1,817.92
§ 2848.30
6,261.81
62.65
Expense Advances	
$ 9,172.76
879.75
FIXED
Furniture and Fixtures	
$ 1,414.88
823.70
2,000.00
LIABILITIES
CURRENT
Accounts   Payable   	
$10,052.51
Deferred Revenue	
$ 4,238.58
4,000.00
Loan Payable Board of Governors	
SURPLUS
Transfer from Trust	
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the year ended October 31st, 1949
$ 2,631.89
1,447.27
Deduct Deficit October 31st, 1948	
4,079.16
2,265.23
1,813.93
$    474.00
1,817.92
TRUST ACCOUNT
CASH AT BANK                                 	
$10,052.51
$ 1,391.92
INVESTMENTS
Dominion of Canada 3% Bonds at cost	
900.00
Reserve for Life Memberships 	
Due to Current Account	
$2,291.92
1949
$   474.00
2,631.89
$ 2,291.92
SURPLUS
Balance October 31st, 1948	
Add Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the year ended October 31st,
$ 3,088.53
17.36
Deduct
Transfer to Reserve for Life Memberships	
Transfer to Current Account                     	
$ 3,105.89
3,105.89
$2,291.92
Vancouver,  B.  C,  November 9th,  1949.
We have made an examination of the books and records of your Association for the year ended October 31st, 1949.   In
our opinion the Balance Sheet is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the state of the Association's
affairs according to the best of our information and explanations given to us and as shown by the books of the Association.
We have obtained all the information we have required..Respectfully submitted,
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Page 26
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE FINANCIAL    REPORT
REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE STATEMENT
For the 12 Months Ended October 31st, 1949
REVENUE
DONATIONS     $ 2,057.80
GRANTS BOARD OF GOVERNORS
General     $ 3,665.00
Chronicle  2,500.00
  6,165.00
GRANT—Alumni U.B.C. Development Fund  (Proportion of Expense)  2,000.00
RE-UNION  DANCE   (net proceeds)  1,584.25
BOND INTEREST   15.00
$11,822.05
EXPENDITURE :
ALUMNI CHRONICLE
Expense   $ 6,405.07
Deduct Revenue   4,669.91
  $ 1,735.16
ANNUAL DINNER  (net expense)  122.40
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
Salaries and Wages  $ 5,645.61
Office Supplies and  Expense  1,107.44
Memberships     133.86
Postage and Mailing  333.38
General Expense   884.68
Travelling  239.57
Communications     172.68
  8517.22
Total Expenditures   $10,374.78
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the 12 months ended October 31st, 1949  1,447.27
$11,822.05
TRUST ACCOUNT
INTEREST EARNINGS  :        $17.36
$17.36
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the 12 months ended October 31st, 1949  17.36
$17.36
Treasurer H. A. Berry Submits Financial Report
I wish to report that the operating statement shows a
net excess of revenue over expenditures of $1,447.27, revenue being made up as follows:
Donations  $ 2,057.80
Grants, General   3,665.00
Grants, Chronicle   2,500.00
Net Proceeds of Annual  Boxing
Day Dance  1 1,584.25
Proportion   of   Office   Expenses
U.B.C.   Development   Fund... 2,000.00
Bond Interest   15.000
$11,822.05
Expenses:
Chronicle    $..1,735.16
Annual  Dinner          122.40
General and  Office    8,5117.22
During the latter part of December, 1948, we borrowed
$5,000.00 from the Board of Governors of the University in
order to finance the cost of initiating the first campaigns
of the U.B.C. Alumni Development Fund and although
this amount was repayable in installments commencing
December, 1951, we have already repaid $1,000.00 of this
loan and it is hoped the next executive will continue the
policy of prepaying the loan.
We have now incorporated into our accounts funds
deposited by life members in prior years, and after allowing
for an  adequate  reserve  this  transfer,  together  with  our
excess of revenue over expenditures for this fiscal year
has resulted in completely wiping out our deficit from prior
years and the balance sheet now shows a surplus of $1,813.93.
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Page 27 iV
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Bakken Forth with    OLE BAKKEN
The Thunderbirds
basketball team is
showing great promise under the skilfull
tutelage of Coach
Jack Pomfret.
Pomfret s t a r te d
with a squad of three
lettermen and a flock
of rookies last year
in his initial season
as basketball mentor
at U.B.C. Since that
time, by virtue of
diligent practice, his
Thunderbird fledglings have progressed
to the stage where
they are now given
a good chance of
winding up their
1949 Evergreen Conference season near
the top of the ladder.
Big John Forsyth,
third in Conference
scoring last year, has
continued to set a
torrid pace with a
total of 55 points in
the four games played to date for a very
respectable 13.75
average. He has also
sparkled on defence,
having only committed five fouls while
holding down such
worthy opponents as
Clover Leafs' Bob
Pickel and Seattle's
Earl Spangler.
November 3 0th,
date of this writing,
still finds the Thun- First Chinese basketball player
derbirds undefeated to ever play on the Thunder-
in four pre-Confer- birds is sophomore guard Willis
ence games. All the "King" Louie. Louie played on
credit for the victor- the U.B.C. Chiefs last year.
ies cannot be given
to the potent scoring of Forsyth.  He has had commendable  support from  all his  team-mates.
Behind the scenes looms the man whose energy
has contributed much to the success of the team.
Jack Pomfret, former all-Conference basketballer at
the University of Washington, has drilled his Thunderbird flock three nights a week during the past
two seasons, and those long hours of hard work are
now starting to bear fruit.
THUNDERBIRD  ROUND-UP
U. B. C. Gym., now in progress in the infancy
stage, is rapidly looming up and'taking shape as
contractors, blessed with good weather in the im
portant initial stages of construction, have taken
advantage of weather conditions to rush ahead on
excavation and pouring of concrete in the foundation forms. The contractors hope for completion of
contract by August, 1950. . . . The Washington
Huskies basketball team fielded two prominent footballers when they played Clovevr Leafs and U. B. C.
Thunderbirds in Vancouver, in Fritz Apking, standout end and pass receivevr on this year's Husky
eleven, and Hank Tiedemann, Husky fullback who
subbed for Washington's great Hugh McElhenny.
Apking's height of 6 ft. 6 in. makes him extremely
valuable in both games. . . . Bob Osborne, director
of physical education at the University of British
Columbia, has been named president of the Amateur
Athletic Union of Canada at a meeting held in Toronto during late November. ... At a football ban-"
quet given for members of the Thunderbird team by
the Quarterback Club, Coach Jelly Anderson, who
has played four years of football at Washington
State and Washington, made the unreserved statement that Doug. Reid, if he had played on a top
American squad, would undoubtedly have received
all-American mention. . . . Guest of honour at the
banquet was Ranji Mantu, Arts '41, coach of the
Dominion football finalist, the Vancouver Blue
Bombers. . . . Vancouver high schools will have two
football leagues in operation this spring with a
four-team senior division and a six-team junior
league. . . . There is a good chance that the Univer-
\j)ok
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Pag<5 28
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE sity of Alberta will meet U. B. C.'s hockey Thunderbirds next Friday in Vancouver. Tentative dates
have been set and confimation is subjecjt only to
final financial arrangements.
U.B.C. PLAYS CALFORNIA AND STANFORD
Good news to English rugby fans in Vancouver
is the announcement that California and possibly
Stanford will both appear against the University of
British Columbia in Vancouver next March. Last
year California defeated the Thunderbirds in a
rugged four-game series to take possession of the
World cup for the first time in the history of the
annual U. B. C.-California rugby series. Both Stanford and California will likely field a squad that
includes some of their American football stars.. U.
B. C. will start the series off with games in California early in march.
President's Report
(Continued from page 25)	
and will be more effective when the mutual assistance of one to the other is more effective.
There appears to be some difference of opinion
on what constitutes a good alumni publication.
There seems no doubt that some regular communication is necessary to inform an ever widening section of our group which is contacted only by mail.
In many respects we sell our wares by the mail
order system.
Our Association is at an "in between stage." It
is comparatively young. It is only in the last few
years that our graduate classes have been large. It
therefore has comparatively few older members and
a great number of newer members. This past year
"The Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund" got underway with creditable results. In the growing
stage there may be some criticism over expenses,
methods, objectives and details of execution but
there seems no valid argument against the fundamental principle of a voluntary annual giving programme which qualifies donors as association members, "Chronicle" recipients and at the same time
makes possible a gift to the university.
On behalf of your executive I would seek the
general active support of each in one or all of the
several avenues of interest, our meetings, our
"Chronicle", our "Development Fund", our public
relations, towards an overall objective, viz., the
furtherance of education in our Province.
This morning I picked up the "London Economist" and was struck by the first sentence in a
leading article—a quotation from Alexander Hamilton : "We must take man as we find him and if we
expect him to serve the public, we must interest his
passions to do so." I might paraphrase it as follows:
"We must take each Alumnus as we find him and if
we expect him to serve the cause of his Alma Mater,
we must interest his passions to do so." The task of
arousing and maintaining the interest of each is an
ever recurring one and will require energy and enthusiasm from not only this year's executives but
from every succeeding one.
I would take this opportunity of sending best for
the holiday season to all members and groups of
members wherever you may be. May you have time
during this festive season for the occasional recollections of days at U.B.C.
Ne w Ch um
at The Sun
BARRY MATHER
The world can stand a few laughs, and the part of it that
reads The Vancouver Sun gets them every day in Barry Mather's
Page-One piece. The Sun has the writers, and Barry's a worthy
addition; turn to his column today and see!
THE VANCOUVER
DECEMBER, 1949
Page 29 LETTER   FROM   DEPARTMENT  OF   LABOR
Editor's Note: The Editorial Board of the TJ. B. C.
Alumni Chronicle is pleased to co-operate with the
Executive of the Alumni Association in presenting
the following resume of a letter received by TJ. B. C.
President Norman MacKenzie, written by Mr. A.
MacNamara, Deputy Minister of Labour, Ottawa.
The Alumni Executive hopes that all alumni will
realize the seriousness of this problem, and assist in
every possible way. Suggestions and recommendations would be most welcome.
"Dear Dr. MacKenzie:
"The graduating classes of 1946, 1947 and 1948
fell considerably short of the requirements of employers, and it was not surprising therefore that the
exceptionally large class of 1949 was, to a large
extent, readily absorbed.
"When the class of 1950 graduates next spring,
in numbers approximately equal to those of 1949,
its members may face a more difficult situation.
Many employers will have reached a degree of "saturation" in their recruiting programmes, and it is
becoming necessary therefore to explore every
means of finding new employment opportunities. . ..
"There are undoubtedly some thousands of medium-sized and small companies and organizations
which have as yet given little thought to the place
that university graduates might fill on their staffs.
Many such employers are themselves graduates, and
one of the most effective means of reaching them is
through their own graduate magazine.
"I should like to suggest therefore that consideration be given at your University to including in
an early issue of your alumni publication a statement of the problem and an emphatic reminder of
the part that many graduates can play in its solution. . . ."
"Approximately 12,000 employers will again be
approached by the Minister of Labour, to obtain
estimates of their needs for university trained personnel. The replies received make possible some
assessment of this particular labour market and
uncover some thousands of specific job openings. . ..
"In view of the task facing us I would deeply
appreciate an early reply, setting out your views and
suggestions on this subject, with particular regard
to the possibility of approaching graduates through
your graduate publication."
"Yours very truly,
(Signed) "A. MacNamara."
JOB   HUNTING
(Continued from Page 13)
assistance rendered by the Faculties and Departments. . All employment openings are referred to
Department Heads to ensure the best possible selection. This has earned the confidence of employers
who come to use the Bureau regularly as a first-
class employment source.
Combined as it is with a complete Vocational
Counselling Service, the Bureau is a unique insti-
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tution in Canadian Universities. Several of the
eastern universities have followed suit in recent
years, including McGill, Toronto and Western Ontario.
U. B. C. has set the pace in a most important
undertaking—that of providing trained personnel
for Canadian industries and professions at short
notice. It is helping to eliminate the fear of unemployment in the minds of approaching graduates,
and it is helping the employer to eliminate the risk
of hiring unknown personnel with dubious qualifications for positions that require definite standards
of proficiency. Students depend on it; employers
swear by it; U. B. C.'s Employment Bureau is here
to stay.
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Page 30
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE WOMEN
(Continued from Page 18)
Mrs.  Howard  T.  Mitchell   (Janet  MacDonald),
'25, continues as a Trustee and Evelyn Story Lett
'17, as a Member of the Board of Directors of the
Alumni U.B.C. Development Fund. Women newly
appointed to the Directors are: Molly Bardslely
Campbell '34, and Ada Vermilyen Menzies '16.
2nd Vice President of the Association is Honoree
Young '43, teacher and counsellor at Edmunds Junior High School. Two Members-at-large are Babs
MacPherson '45, who works at B. C. Electric
Offices; and Mary McDougall '33, who is a Youth
Employment Counsellor with the National Employment Service. Many Alumni met Mary when she
worked at the Registrar's Office on the campus.
Sallee Murphy Creighton '23, has been appointed to
act as Chairman of the Sedgewick Memorial Committee. She and her co-workers, many of them
alumni, will be in touch with graduates around the
world who are joining to perpetuate Dr. Sedgewick's name in a fitting manner at U.B.C.
And in the Alumnae Residence Committee we
have a growing group of Alumnae working on a
campus project which is especially their interest.
We can report that the Fashion Show which, with
the assistance of the undergraduates, they sponsored
at Brock Hall, in October, was both an enjoyable
and a profitable venture. The models (undergrads),
the clothes (Woodward's), and the setting (the
campus) made the evening a pleasure. With the
proceeds over $260—the Committee plans to furnish
its first residence room.
And now the Vancouver University Women's
Cluh is busy as a sponsor of the Alumni Players'
Club production, The Winslow Boy. With their
proceeds it is their intention, generously, to furnish
a double room during the "Residence Year."
Mary Stewart, well known as a fine mezzo-soprano in many of the capitols of the world, and a
Players Club lead in the 1929-29 era, died in London,
England, last month . . . wife of a Dutch diplomat,
she was in the Far East at the outbreak of the war
and returned to London where she sang in many
Red Cross recitals. ... In 1945 she returned to the
professional field and sang in London, Paris and
New  York.
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Page 31 AUSTRALIAN OBSERVATIONS
(Continued from Page 9)
gulf. The 30,000 Australian Communists operate
against a background of the sorriest slave-labour
history in the whole of the 19th Century. The fate
of the Canadians transported to Sydney and to Tasmania after the MacKenzie Papmean uprising in
Canada in 1937 is pitiful to read about today. The
chronicles of some of the French-Canadian exiles
have been beautifully translated recently by Dr.
George MacKaness, the President of the N.S.W.
Historical Society, and they bring to light a most
inhuman story of five years' oppression "down
under"—only a sample, possibly, of what happened
to the many more victims from England.
PIONEERS
Australia can be proud of its modern pioneers,
though, like ours, they are rarely mentioned. In
1912, teachers in training started Australia's present
vast and excellent system of correspondence education for the "outback." Rev. John Flynn, of the
Australian Inland Mission has lived to see his dream
realized, of an air ambulance system, with Australian-devised pedal radio transmitters covering 2,-
000,000 square miles.
In each capital city, the Federally supported
Lady Gowrie Child Health Centres are developments which we should send people to study. They
incorporate demonstration units for the care and
education of pre-school children and have served as
bases for research in nutrition by the Institute of
Anatomy, part of Australia's New National University at Canberra.
The Macquarie Homes for the Aged which were
opened in the Prime Minister's constituency of
Bathurst last year and present a hopeful beginning
on a more humane policy for the care of old people
in New South Wales. The Australian Film Board
has some remarkably fine productions to its credit.
The Director spent six years with the National
Film Board in Ottawa, which, by the way, maintains an excellent establishment in Sydney for the
propagation of Canadian films. One may see in
Sydney's best theatres Canadian films which would
be considered much to high brow by some managers in Canada, to pay.
Our trade possibilities in Australia are vast, but
I say "trade" advisedly. Australia is as short of
Canadian as American dollars, so that we really
must trade, and not go grasping for cash. Canada's
official emissaries have built up a very fine relation
with Australians in public life and business, and our
teachers on exchange have helped to make Canada
mean something concrete to our relatively unknown
neighbors across the Pacific.
To visit Australia is to get an opportunity to
see Canada in retrospect, from another dominion,
speaking the same tongue, though developing along
lines more English than American. For British
Columbians especially, such a visit would be most
rewarding, and in time we look forward to a flow
of scholars and students across the Pacific, just as
in the past we have seen it across the Atlantic.
EDITORIALLY SPEAKING
(Continued from Page 17)
The fallacy in this thinking is that although such
a situation might come about, control could easily
be exercised by the retention of complete authority
by the University administration, free from "downtown" or "alumni" influence. The purity of education is not being impugned when outstanding prep,
school athletes who qualify with good marks are
given free tuition and preferred employment within
the University. To pre-suppose that good athletes
are poor scholars is just about as archaic a viewpoint at is is to assume that beauty and brains never
coincide. Further, the University should arrange
its curriculum and its classes so that there will be
plenty of time for the team to get adequate practice.
If these things are done and the University is
able to turn out a good winning team and graduate
from the second-class league in which it now plays,
there is some reason to suppose that American football could be a successful and enjoyable venture for
the University, the undergraduates, and the graduates alike.
A warning, however, must be given. Good teams
are developed by expending large sums of money
on coaching, equipment, travelling, and publicity.
With the lack of that type of frenzied enthusiasm
for football in Vancouver, as exists in American
centres, plus the lack of suitable stadium accommodation, the risk of promoting a subsidized, star-
laden team, is great.
The promotors of American football must realize
this: In order to establish the American game on
the campus they will have to produce a better team
playing in a better league than they have now. And
as they improve that team they are advancing into
a most uncertain financial situation.
Great loss could be suffered by the University
and considerable thought should be given by the
American football supporters to the whole football
setup at the University of British Columbia and to
the Glory Road they have embarked upon so optimistically.
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Page 32
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE UNKNOWN   ADDRESSES
If you know the whereabouts of any of the following,
please advise the Alumni Office immediately.
Mrs. G. White,
4230 Osier Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. A. J. Taylor,
Abbotsford, B.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Rossiter,
1166 Laird Blvd.
Apt. 10,
Town of Mount Royal, P.Q.
Major W. W. Mathers, R.C.R.,
No.   1   Course,
Canadian Army Staff College,
R.M.C.—Kingston, Ont.
Mrs. C L. Knowles,
140 Oxford Street,
Trail,  B.C.
F. Henry Johnson,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ont.
Wilson Henderson,
3 Farm Cottage,
University Hill,
Vancouver, B.C.
William Hall,
1256 Denman Street,
Victoria, B.C.
Ernest W. Gilbert,
1530 West 66th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. C H.  Donaldson,
211 1 West 34th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.
Joseph A. Cianci,
3437 Oak Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
Kathleen Marion Campbell,
4444 W. Third Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.
Mabel Margaret Kay Brown,
521 W. 14th Avenue,
Kelowna, B.C.
Ross Muirhead Black,
North Vancouver, B.C.
Amy G. Atherton,
4409 West  14th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.
Herbert Guy Glover,
3350 Turner Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
Beatrice Joan Foster,
Box 205,
Kelowna, B.C.
Mrs. Frederic Fodor,
c/o Box 340,
Trail, B.C.
Mrs. R. C. Duus,
3563 West Third Avenue,
Vancouver,  B.C.
William K. Dobson,
Box 181, Townsite,
Britannia Beach, B.C.
B. L. Dawson,
The Library,
National Research Bureau,
Ottawa, Ont.
M. W.  Creelman,
Dept. of Education,
Parliament Buildings,
Toronto, Ont.
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To Mr. and Mrs. Don Matheson, a daughter.
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To Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Killam (Kay Hebb), a son.
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