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Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia
Editor: Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Alumnae Editor:  Joan  Fraser,  B.A.  '51
Board of Management
President G. Dudley Darling, B Com. '39
Past-President Douglas   Macdonald.   B.A. '30
First Vice-President  W. James Logie, P.A. '26
Treasurer Peter Sharp,  B.Com. '36
Second Vice-President Aileen   Mann,   B.A   '37
Third Vice-President Dean  Blythe  Eagles,   B.A. '2?
Chronicle Editor Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Executive Secretary A. H. Sager, D.F.C. B.A. '38
Degree Representatives: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A. '39;
Applied Science, Dr. J. Kania, B.A.Sc. '26; Architecture,
Harry Lee, B.Arch. 'SO; Arts, Isobel Bescoby. B.A. '32:
Commerce, Don Miller, B.Com. '47; Forestry, Bill Hancock,
B.S.F. '49; Home Economics, Audrey M. Dunlop, B.H.E.
'47; Law, Frank Lewis, B.A. '49, LL.B. 'SO; Medicine,
Dr. Arthur W. Bagnall, B.A. '32; Pharmacy, Robert
Thomson, B.S.P. '53; Physical Education, John McDiarmid,
B.P.E. '50; Social Work, Cy   Toren. B.A. '48.
Members at Large: William H. Birmingham, B A. '33;
Dr. W. G. Black, B.A. '22; Harry Franklin, B.A. 49; Mrs.
Morris Belkin, B.A. '40; Mrs. H. A. (Rosemary) Hope,
B.A. '40; E. G. (Ernie)  Perrault, B.A. '48.
Senate Representatives: Dr. Earle Foerster, B.A. '21; Dr.
W. C. Gibson, B.A. '33; Dr. Harry V. Warren, B.A. '26,
B.A.Sc. '27.
Alma Mater Society Representatives: Dick Underhill. Danny
Goldsmith and  Ron  Bray.
Editorial Committee
Chairman Dean  Blythe  Eagles
Advisory Members   Dudley Darling (ex officio)
Ormonde J. Hall, Past Editor
Undergraduate Representative Ted Lee
Ex-Officio Harry T.  Logan,  A.   H.  Sager
Chronicle Offices:
Business Office: 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Editorial Office: 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Published in Vancouver, B.C.,and authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept..Ottawa
DIRECTORY OF  U.B.C.  ALUMNI   BRANCHES
Calgary—S. (Stan) R. Hughes, B.S.F. '49,  1740—24th St., S.W., Calgary,
Alberta.
Kamloops—Miss Evelyn M. Bradley, B.A. '44 (Exec. Member) 2-728 Pine
St.,  Kamloops,  B.C.
Kelowna—Winston  A.  Shilvock,   B.A.   '31,  286  Bernard  Ave.,   Kelowna,
British Columbia.
Kimberley—John W. Stewart, B.A.Sc. '39, Box 632, Kimberley,  B.C.
Montreal—E. A. Thompson,  B.A.Sc.  '42,  58  Belmont  Ave., Valois,  Que.
Nanaimo—E. D. Strongitharm, B.A. '40, 4 Church St., Nanaimo, B.C.
Northern   California—A bert   A.   Drennan,   B.A.   '23,   420   Market   St.,
San  Francisco  11,  Calif.
Ottawa—Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, B.A. '27, 7 Crescent Heights, Ottawa, Ont.
Penticton—J.   Peter   Van   der   Hoop,   B.A.   '50,   LL.B.   '51,   c, o   Boyle   &
Atkins, 284 Main St., Penticton, B.C.
Portland—Dave B. Charlton, B.A. '25,  1834 S.W. Vista, Portland  1, Ore.
Regina—Rex.  L.  Brown,  B.A.Sc.  '27 c/o  Imperial  Oil  Limited,  Box 400,
Regina,   Sask.
Seattle—Dr. Fred W. Laird,  B.A. '22, Medical Centre,  Summit at Madison, Seattle 4, Wash.
Southern   California—Lester  W.   McLennan,   B.A.   '22,   917  Sierra   Vista
Dr.,   Fullerton,  Calif.
Summerland—Ewart Woolliams,  B.A.  '25,  Summerland,  B.C.
Toronto—Roy    V.    Jackson,    B.A.    '43,    Apt.    38   -  48    Glenview    Ave.,
Toronto, Ont.
Trail—Dr. C. A. H. Wright, B.Sc. '17, 306 Ritchie Ave., Trail,  B.C.
Victoria—Gil  J.  Smith,   B.A.  '49,   Room  328,   Pemberton  Bldg.,   Victoria,
British Columbia.
(Except   in  the  case  of  Kamloops,   the  Alumnus
named is President of the Branch.)
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3
AUTUMN, 1954
CONTENTS
-Art   Sager	
INCLUDE Page
Message   to   Alumni—Art   Sager .     .       3
Editorials     5
From the Mail Bag—The Editor ,     6
Branches    .            7-9
Nature of a University—Meaning of Freedom—President MacKenzie     11
No News Is Good News—David Brock       12
Housing  Committee   Report—W.  H.  Birmingham   13
New  Executive Secretary, an  Appreciation—Ernie  Perrault 14
Special   Congregation—The   Editor   . .   15
Class of  1929  Reunion—Gordon   Baker ...       16
Novel  Homecoming  Plans—Jack Charlton     16-17
Development Fund Reaches New High—Aubrey F. Roberts        18-19
U.B.C. Faculty of Applied Science—Dean  Henry C. Gunning     20-21
Graduate Profire—Sherwood Lett—
His Honour Judge Arthur E. Lord _ 22-23
Alumnae            24-25
Alumni      25-28
The Faculty    29
U.B.C. at British Empire and Commonwealth Games—Bus Phillips     30-31
Facts About Rowing—Frank Read     31
Campus  News  and   Views—Danny  Goldsmith 32
Canadian and American Football, Fall Season—Don Coryell   33
Marriages         34
Obituaries .       _     34
FRONT COVER
CHANCELLOR  SHERWOOD  LETT,  C.B.E.,  D.S.O.,  M.C,   E.D.,
Q.C., B.A., LL.D., Chairman U.B.C. Board of Governors. (See p. 22
for Profi'e.)     The photo  is of a  painting  by the Canadian artist,       '
Charles  Comfort.
A Message to all Alumni:
It goes without saying that I am pleased to be back
"home" at the University, and that I feel honoured in
having- been selected as your new executive secretary, and
that I will do my best to carry forward the work so well
started  by  my  friend,  Frank  Turner.
Some have congratulated me on escaping from the
hurly-burly of business to the ivory tower of the campus.
I do not view the move in this way at all. I do not believe
that any job in education can be considered as a sinecure
these days. The job of promoting higher education is the
most challenging I have ever tackled, and I can only hope
that I have the ability and the stamina to face up to it.
My counterpart in Alumni work at McGill has offered
his sincerest condolences, saying that "only crazy people
stick to it—if they're not crazy when they start they become
so later!" He added, however, that it is the most fascinating
of jobs—and  the most satisfying.
1 am glad to have this opportunity of sharing in the task
of relating the University to the community which, as I see
it, is the basic function of the Alumni Association. I trust
that I will be able to justify the confidence you have shown
A<\ S&^oi
Executive Secretary.
JOINT   ALUMNI-CONVOCATION   DINNER
TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER 30th,  BROCK  HALL, 6:45 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
This   is  the  annual  dinner  meeting  of  Convocation  and   the  Alumni
Association.    The   programme   will   include  the  election   of  new   officers
and   the  presentation   of  the   1954  Development   Fund   proceeds  to  the
President. Please  mail  your  cheques  (payable  to  U.B.C.  Alumni
Association) as soon as possible.   Price, $2.00 (single).
You will meet old friends at Homecoming,
Noon to midnight, November 6.
PHOTO   BY   COURTESY    U.   B.   C.   AU D I O - V I S IS AL,   SERVICES
At   1922   thirtieth   anniversary   class   reunion,  July  4,   1952.    From   left.
Dr.   Lionel   Stevenson,   Marjorie   Agnew,   Lester   McLennan,   Dean   Blythe
Eagfes.
U. B. C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Resourcefulness plays as important a part in successful banking
as in any other line of endeavour. The Royal Bank of Canada is
constantly seeking better ways of doing things, new ways of
being useful to its customers. Your own operation may call for
this flexible, adaptable approach to banking service; may involve
resourcefulness in working out problems which go beyond
regular banking routine. Perhaps we can be of service to you.
THE  ROYAL  BANK  OF  CANADA
Total assets exceed $2,675,000,000
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE The Editor's Page
U. B. C AND CANADA'S DIPLOMATIC SERVICE
The appointment in August of
Chancellor Sherwood Lett as Commissioner for Vietnam and Chairman
of the Canadian group of representatives on the International Supervisory
Commission in Indochina, with rank
of Ambassador, and the more recent
naming of Dr. S. Morley Scott, B.A.
'21, Ph.D. (Mich.), as Canadian High
Commissioner in Pakistan, are sharp
reminders of the increasingly important part being taken by U.B.C. graduates in the work of Canadian diplomacy. Morley Scott's appointment brings
to three the number of our graduates
in a total of six representatives of
Canada in the highest permanent diplomatic posts in the Commonwealth,
the other two being Dr. Norman Robertson, B.A.'23, LL.D.'45, D.C.L.
(Oxon.), LL.D.(Cantab.), High Commissioner in London, and Dr Alfred
Rive, B.A.'21, M.Litt. (Cantab.), Ph.D.
(Calif.), LL.D. 'S3, High Commissioner
in New Zealand. Dr. Hugh Keenleyside, B.A. '20, M.A., Ph.D. (Clark),
LL.D. '45, Director of United Nations
Technical Aid Programme, lias spent
many years in diplomatic posts in Japan
and elsewhere. Large numbers of our
younger graduates are serving in junior
positions in the Department of External
Affairs.
These Alumni have brought honour
not only to themselves, but also to their
Alma Mater. It is not without significance that so many of our graduates have been selected, in competition
with candidates from other Canadia l
universities, for this most responsible
and exacting field of public service,
and this fact added to outstanding
success in their professional careers,
may fairly be regarded as due. in considerable degree, to the sound basis of
educational preparation provided by
the Faculty of Arts. And it may be
stated, without fear of contradiction,
that the spirit of U.B.C, as embodied
in the University motto. "Tuum Est. '
is such that it will lead our graduates,
in the words of Cecil Rhodes, ''to
esteem tie performance of public duties
as their highest aim.'' The five men
who have attained such distinction in
the field of Commonwealth relation;
and external affairs generally, are. in a
literal sense, pathfinders for those who
come after them; in fact, Dr. Scott will
have the task of establishing the first
Canadian Embassy in Pakistan, while'
the duties which confront Chancello"
Lett in Indochina are unique in modern history. He and Morley Scott will
carry with them the best wishes of
their fellow Alumni.
•      •      •
WILL ROWING LIVE OR DIE?
With these ominous words Frank
Read, Thunderbird Rowing Coach,
ends his article entitled "Facts About
Rowing", published in this issue of
the Chronicle, in which he recounts
the astonishing achievements of Varsity crews since 1950. indicates some of
the problems, including finance, with
which the oarsmen have had to contend, and forecasts a bright rowing
season for 1955. In naming the factors
of the crew's successes, culminating in
their now famous B.E.G. win over the
Thames Rowing Club, one of the
world's best crews, Mr. Read did not
mention what was, in fact, the principal condition of their victories, viz.,
his own superb coaching, joined to his
brave, devoted confidence in the individual capacities of the crew members
to give the strong, skilled response to
which he urged them. He asked them
for no expenditure of time and effort
in which he himself did not give a
lead. Outside business hours, in the
early morning and in the evening, they
planned and practiced and worked together toward their goal of victory.
This pattern is familiar, of course, in
all forms of athletic training — a devoted coach, giving up his leisure time
and, by his own keenness, knowledge
and personal influence, inspiring a
group of devoted, competent, young
men to give of their best during a long
period of hard preparation and in the
actual competition itself. The unusual
factor in Varsity's victory, and one
which has always prevailed in U.B.C.
rowing, is the "greenness'' of our
crew, only two of whom had more
than a year's rowing experience. The
fact that we have been able in receir:
years to compete on even terms or
better witli the top crews on the Wes:
coast and. this }'ear. in Eastern Canada
and England, surely places rowing in
a position of top priority for suppor:
by the University. Except for the generous help of the Vancouver Rowing;
Club and the beneficence of Colonel
Victor Spencer, this year's amazing
story of achievement would not have
been written into the annals of U.B.C.
athletic history. In this connectior
Frank Read has this to say:
"Rowing is one of the few truly amateur sports left in the world today. It
is a great character builder and body
builder. It is a sport that demands the
most but has the most to offer, ths
rewards are not in winning but in participating. I have long contended thai
it is one of the few sports left in which
we can hope to compete successful!}
on an international basis. And I think
the success of the crew this year has
proven this contention. It could be developed into one of U.B.C.'s major
sports,   but   how   long  should  we   ex
pect or permit the financial burden to
be  carried by  others?"
The problems connected with the
future of rowing are not confined to
the provision of facilities, such as racing shells and other equipment, transportation costs to and from meets, etc.
The very existence of rowing, as a
sport, depends upon a satisfactory
water area for practice and for local
competition. Members of earlier Varsity crews will remember the abortive
attempt to set up a U.B.C. rowing
headquarters on the North Arm of the
Fraser. and they will recall the tragic
ending of this experiment when the
Varsity float was carried away and
broken up  by a passing log-boom.
The problem of a suitable rowing
site was fully discussed prior to the
selection of the Vedrler Canal for the
British Empire and Commonwealth
Games competition. In the opinion of
many authorities, Burnaby Lake offers
the best solution, and Frank Read is
outspoken  in  his  support of this  view.
"Rowing in Vancouver," he writes,
"since before the turn of the century,
has been done on Coal Harbour: but
Coal Harbour today with its ever-increasing traffic and ever-present driftwood is no longer suitable for rowing.
No club can afford :o maintain equipment under these conditions, and. unless a new rowing site is provided,
rowing here will soon disappear. Burnaby Lake is our only answer; it is a
'must' if the sport of rowing is to be
kept alive. Interested parties are currently working on a plan to bring
about the development of the lake. For
the benefit of the sport and of our
youth  let  us  hope  this  plan  succeeds."
Alumni opinion and action can have
an important, if not a decisive, influence in resolving the difficulties which
confront rowing as a Varsity sport.
* •      •
Roger Bannister Grateful
The photograph of Roger Bannister
shown on page 20 was received by the
Editor in a recent letter from the famous runner's mother in which she
wrote that her son asked her to thank
all those "concerned for the hospitality
given  so  freely  in  Vancouver".
• •      •
Prime Minister Compares Sites of
U. B.C. and University of Ceylon
Speaking in the House of Commons
of his visit early in the year to Ceylon
and to its young University, just moved
from Colombo to Kandy, under direction of Vice-Chancellor Sir Ivor Jennings, Mr. St. Laurent said: "They
have a beautiful setting there. Honourable Members will know that Sir
Ivor Jennings was for a year or two
connected with the University of
British Columbia; and I am not sure
that in selecting this site for the new
campus he had not remembered the
physical situation of the University of
British  Columbia."
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE FROM THE MAIL BAG
NEW YDRK
"The recent issue of The Chronicle
contained a very interesting article by
Leonard Stacey regarding  Eric  Coles.
"I. too, had the good fortune of
knowing Eric Coles and receiving
stimulating instruction from him. The
tribute paid by Len Stacey is one that
clearly expresses the thoughts and emotions of many who knew  Eric  Coles.
"With my kindest regards, I am,
sincerely, Harold" (Bramston-Cook,
B.A.Sc. '24, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New
York 20, N.Y.)
ANKARA
"Probably the most interesting feature of our existence is getting out of
Ankara either on a field trip or on unofficial trips, counting against my annual leave.
"These trips involve travel over every
type of road except good ones; every
type of country: desert, river fords,
foothills, mountains with appalling
vertical drops, and, more interesting, a
hundred varieties of Middle East characters. Transport varies from donkeys
through oxcarts with solid wooden
wheels to camel caravans, jeeps, elongated taxis, and aircraft. Costumes
vary with the people from western
'Gents Natty Suits' to full flowing Bedouin robed costumes as depicted by
Hollywood. These latter are to be seen
still in Turkey in the northern tip of
the Syrian Desert, particularly between
Gaziantep and  Diyarbakir.
"The Christian religious history in
Turkey is really amazing; the Virgin
Mary is claimed to be buried at Ephe-
sus; St. Barbara, the Gunners' Patron
Saint, came from Izmit; St. Paul, in
addition to being born in Tarsus, had
several adventures in Turkey. I have
seen what is alleged to be Abraham's
tomb. The Greeks and Romans, of
course, have left their marks all over
the place and damage done by the Crusaders  is  still  evident.
"Yours sincerely, Duncan." (D. K.
Todd, B.A. '28. D.S.O., Colonel, Canadian Military Attache, Ankara, Turkey.)
CALIFORNIA
"I am very interested to note the
intent of giving the new executive secretary broader responsibility and authority. I believe that it is a very desirable step.
"Everything I hear these days
about U.B.C. and its future is very
good indeed. Les" (L. W. McLennan,
B.A. '22; 917 Sierra Vista Dr., Fuller-
ton, Calif., President, Southern California Branch, U.BC. Alumni Association.)
TOKYO
"On the ship coming over I met a
Professor Ichiro Nishizaki who teaches
English literature and was on exchange to Tulane University in New
Orleans. He was a tutor to the Crown
Prince and was called back from the
U.S. to teach the younger prince.   He
also teaches at the Peers' School and
at Waseda University. He took me
out to the Peers' School when they had
an open house—it was very interesting.
All the leading families, ex-princes,
etc., send their children here. Their
exhibits of work were on a very high
level.
"Three weeks ago he took Doug and
me on a tour of Waseda University; it
has 27,000 students. Only 1000 are
girls. Professor Nishizaki's eldest
daughter, Keiko, is studying English
history there. We went through the
Theatrical Museum which was very
interesting; the entrance to the building is a replica of the old Shakespearian theatre and once a year Shakespeare's plays are put on there.
"Regards. Loni Sherlock", (Mrs.
Douglas Sherlock, B.A. '50. Tokyo,
Japan.)
TANGANYIKA
"I seem to have strayed somewhat,
and as a result my mail has had some
job catching up with me. For the last
two and a half years I have been out
in Tanganyika where I have been carrying out game investigations for the
Colonial Research Service and the
Tanganyika Game Dept. Tanganyika
is a wonderful part of the world, second only to B.C.. and a country I'd
advise  any  Canadian   to  visit.
"Yours sincerely, Allan C. Brooks",
(B.A. '48, c/o Zoological Society, Regent's Park, London, N.W. 1, England.)
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U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE        6 Branches
Calgary
On June 3rd, the Calgary Branch
held its Spring Dinner Dance at the
Nag-Wey. There was a relatively
small but enthusiastic turn-out. The
evening was enjoyed by all those who
attended.
On that occasion the new slate of
officers of the Calgary Branch was
announced. Following is the new
Executive for 1954-55. Chairman, S.
R. (Stan) Hughes, B.S.F. '49. Alberta
Forestrv Service, at 128—7th Ave. W.,
Home address 1740—24th St. S.W.;
S. P. (Bud) Burden, B.A.Sc. '40. H.
M. Christie Company at 709 8th Ave.
W.; Home address 3032—26th St.,
S.W.; Mrs. Walter Smith (nee Zora
McNab). B.A. '31, Sarceedale P.O.,
Calgary: T. J. (Tom) Stevens, B.A.
'53, Hudson's Bay Retail Store; Home
address. 839—19th Ave. W.
S. Aubrey Kerr,
B.A.    '40,    Past-Chairman.
Kelowna
Members of the Alumni were well
represented at Kelowna's 49th Annual
Regatta, held in August of this year.
This event lias become one of Canada's
outstanding water attractions. The
Honourable James Sinclair was the
Commodore.
The Kelowna Little Theatre contributed a most successful presentation on the last two nights of the Regatta. Great credit for the success of
"Hats Off To You" goes to Ethelwyn
M. Logie, B.A. '29 (nee Ethelwyn M.
Dee) wife of W. J. Logie, First Vice-
President, U.B.C. Alumni Association.
Ethelwyn wrote and directed the
show. She is a former secretary of the
Players' Club, and was president of
the Kelowna Little Theatre in  1940.
R. M. Hayman, B.A. '39, was the
producer; music was arranged and
directed by Mark Rose, B.S.A. '47,
and the lyrics were by Nancy Gale,
B. A. (Lond.1. M.A. '39. Other
Alumni assisting with the production
were John Gowans, B.A. '47, Margaret
(nee Margaret Mill) B.A. '47, M.A. '48.
and Frank Bishop, B.A. '46, Mrs. C.
Pitt, (nee Isabel Dee), B.A. '30,
Mrs. Douglas Kerr and Joan Adams,
B.A.  '37.
Turning to sports, a two-day gymkhana held the spotlight Labor Day
week-end. The Kelowna Riding Club,
which dominated the show, was
awarded the Challenge Cup for the
Club, winning most points. Dr. C. D.
Newby, B.A. '27, president of the club,
accepted the trophy. Les Wilson, B.
Com. '40. acted as announcer.
Dr. Newby is to be commended for
his encouragement of sport. Every
Wednesday evening throughout the
summer, the Newby's held open house
at their farm at Okanagan Mission.
The evenings were spent in games and
novelties   on   horse-back,   as   many   s.s
thirty   equestrians   participating,   with
three times that number of spectator-;.
Helen MacLennan
(nee   Helen   Kloepferl.
B.A.  '23.
Montreal
The big news from U.B.C. Alumni
in Montreal has to do with the Thur-
derbirds-McGill game played at the
Molson Stadium on Saturday, Sepl-
ember 18, for the Sir Winston Churchill Trophy. The Team was met st
the Dorval Airport at midnight. Thursday, by a delegation which included
Herb Capozzi, John Light, Rex Merritt, John West, John (Chic) Turner,
Des Gorges. Vic Obeck. Athletic Director,  represented  McGill.
On Friday the Alums gave a lunch
for the team at the Queen's Hote ,
where the team was staying. John
Light was Master of Ceremonies.
Harry Logan brought greetings from
President MacKenzie. Dudley Darling,
Alumni Association President, and
Art Sager, spoke briefly on behalf of
Alumni Headquarters. Herb Capozzi
welcomed the team to Montreal and
wished them well in the game. He expressed his regret at having to miss
seeing the game as he was playing
for the Montreal Alouettes in Hamilton. Alums and others attending a
small cocktail party given at the
Hotel on Friday evening by Dudley
Darling, Art Sager and Harry Logan,
included John Light, Rex Merritt,
Chic Turner, John Runkle, Des Gorges,
Dave Petapiece, Mr. Chutter, Drew
McTaggart, Bill Dunford (Vancouver
Provincel, Charlie Watt (Vancouver
Sun), Alan West (Vancouver Herald).
Stan Beck (Ubvssev 1, Ron Gadsbv and
Ken   Keith   (T.C.A.1.
On Saturday the McGill graduates
arranged the usual pre-game buffc:
lunch in the Memorial Gymnasium.
On the gym wall, beside the special
tables    reserved    for    U.B.C.    Alumni.
were displayed the U.B.C. Crest and
the posters kindly supplied by the
U.B.C. Mamooks Club. Among those
attending the Lunch were the Prime
Minister, the Hon. James (Jimmy)
Sinclair, B.A.Sc. '28. Principal James
of McGill and several McGill Governors, Lome Gales, General Secretary,
McGill Graduates Society, and a large
group of U.B.C. Alums who included
Col. D. F. (Don) Purves, B.Com.
'34 and J. M. (Joe) Schell, B.A. '21.
Many of the Alums, including the Hon.
Jimmy Sinclair. wore the ribbon
badges, "I'm Strictly for the Birds'',
supplied bv the U.B.C. Mamooks
Club.
Mr. St. Laurent was introduced to
both teams at the edge of the field
and opened the game with a brief
speech over the public address system. He welcomed the I".B.C. hoys
and spoke of their visit as contributing to the process of linking Western
and Eastern Canada. He praised the
unselfish purpose of the game whose
proceeds would help the Canadian
Paraplegic Association in its work of
restoring to a normal place in society
persons who are suffering from Paraplegia.
The Thunderbirds were a match for
the McGill Redmen whose only scoring came in the first Quarter of the
game. U.B.C. made a touch in the
second Quarter and. after a see-saw
battle throughout the second half, the
game ended with the score McGill 8.
Thunderbirds 5. Rex Merritt, wearing
a U.B.C. beanie, and assisted by McGill cheer leaders, led the Alumni in
several yells, including a sky-rocket
for the  Birds.
E. A. (Tommy) Thompson, President of the Montreal I".B.C. Alumni
Branch regretted his enforced absence
on   a   Western   business   trip.
I Tommy \v;is a welcome vUitor at the
Chronicle "Office. ISrock Hall, on September 15,
lie is Vice-President and General Manager,
Canada    Creosoting   Company    Limited.)
PHOTO   BY  COURTESY  TRANS-CANADA AIR   LINES
At Dorval Airport, Montreal, Thunderbirds were met on arrival, midnight, September 16, by
Montreal U.B.C. Alumni and McGill representatives. (From left): Dave McFarlane (Junior U.B.C.
Coach), Rex Merritt (Secretary Montreal U.B.C. Alumni Branch), Don Coryell (Thunderbird Coach),
Vic Obeck (McGill Director of Athletics), Dudley Darling (President, U.B.C. Alumni Association),
Art   Sager  (Executive   Secretary,   U.B.C.   Alumni   Association).
U. B. C ALUMNI CHRONICLE Penticton
The annual meeting of the Alumni
Branch  is  planned  for  late   October.
The Bursary award, given by the
Penticton Branch of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association, was awarded to
Ted Hewlett at the June High School
Graduation. Ted is taking Grade XIII
this year and plans after that to obtain
his   teacher's   certificate.
The U.B.C. Alumni District Scholarship was again won in School District
15, this year by Margaret Ann Brett,
who plans to attend  U.B.C.
PHOTO  BY COURTESY VANCOUVER  PROVINCE
JUSTICE  HAROLD W. MelNNES
Harold W. Mclnnes, B.A. '18, Q.C.,
was appointed Judge of the Supreme
Court of British Columbia on September 1.
In a eulogy of Mr. Justice Mclnnes,
the Penticton Herald had this to say:
"Elevation to the Supreme Court
Bench is the climax to a brilliant law
career, dating from 1918 when Mr.
Mclnnes graduated from the University of British Columbia to be articled
to a well-known Vancouver firm of
which Gordon Wismer, long-time attorney-general in B. C, was senior
partner.
"Mr. Mclnnes first hung out his
own shingle in Trail, where he practiced law for ten years before moving
to Penticton.
"For several years Mr. Mclnnes has
held the elective position of Bencher
of the Law Society of British Columbia, in which office, colleagues say, he
has done much for the members of
the interior bar.
"The newly appointed Judge of the
Supreme Court of B. C, looking back
ever his eventful life, still considers
his associations last season with the
Penticton Vs as vice-president of the
club when the Vs won the Allan Cup,
a major event."
Edith W. Hatfield,
B.A.Sc.  '29   (nee  Edith
W. Tisdall.)
Powell River
Five University of British Columbia
graduates have received promotion in
the recent reorganization of the Powell
River Company's engineering department.
Transferred to Vancouver from
Powell River is chief engineer Harold
P. J. Moorhead, B.A.Sc. '33, P. Eng.,
who joined the company in 1942 as
resident  engineer.
A native of Victoria, B.C., Mr.
Moorhead was successively with B.C.
Pulp at Port Alice, Quebec North
Shore Paper Company at Baie Comeau,
Que., and the Ontario Paper Company of Thorold, Ont., before joining
the Powell River Company. Mrs.
Moorhead is the former Miriam Day-
Smith,  B.A.  '35.
Former industrial engineer D. H.
R. (Don) Blake, B.A.Sc. '43, P. Eng.,
has been appointed resident engineer
at Powell River.
Coming to Canada at an early age
from England, Mr. Blake attended
school    in    Victoria    and    Vancouver.
A. R. M. (Ron) Stewart, B.A.Sc.
'40, is plant engineer with enlarged
responsibilities, including all design
work at Powell River.
Mr. Stewart started with the Powell
River Company as junior draughtsman in 1940. He became assistant
plant engineer in 1949 and plant engineer the following year. His wife
was formerly Ena Catherine Clarke,
B.A. '38.
E. Norman Walton, B.A.Sc. '42, P.
Eng., who has been assisting Mr. Blake
in the industrial engineering department for the past year, has been promoted to chief industrial engineer for
the company.
Mr. Walton joined Powell River
Company in 1949 as project electrical
engineer after spending several years
with H. G. Acres, well known consulting engineers of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Mrs. Walton, B.A. '40, is the former
Doris Helen Turnbull.
Appointed Mr. Walton's assistant is
Leonard A. (Len) Murphy, B.A.Sc.
'51, who originally worked at Powell
River during his undergraduate days
under the company's training scheme
for University students.
During the war he was officer in
charge of cadet armament training at
Kingston, Ont., retiring with the rank
of Captain. He joined Powell River
Company in 1947 as assistant to the
resident engineer on the development
program of the No. 8 paper machine.
He had been promoted to assistant
mechanical superintendent and later to
project engineer before his appointment as industrial engineer last year.
J. A. (Jock) Lundie,
B.A. '24.
Seattle
The Seattle Branch reports that a
group of Alumni and families assembled on July 11, 1954, at the lakeside residence of the Stan Arkleys.
The host organized recreational activi-
Mrs.  Stan  Arkley, Alfred  Arkley,  Stan  Arkley
at  home,  Bellevue,  Wash.,  where  they  entertained Seattle U.B.C. Alumni, July 14.
ties, both for children and adults, in the
form of swimming, motor-boating,
water skiing, badminton and croquet.
Catering was conducted on a "bring
your own" basis, the result of which
was a splendid king-size smorgesbord.
Attendance was just about as surprising as the weather, considering
that a number of the alumni were
vacationing. Some of the group included: Stan, B.A. '25, and Rose
Arkley,, Bernice Baycroft, B.A. '48,
B.S.W. '49, M.S.W. '52, Sophie Birch,
B.A. '48, M.S.W. '53, Fred, B.Com. '49,
and Margaret Brewis, Bob and Catherine (nee Carr), B.A. '39, Burroughs,
Frank and Fredena (nee Anderson),
B.A. '34, Capretto, Wilbur, B.A.Sc. *24,
and Evelyn Heaslip, Abe Heywood,
Joyce Houston, Craig, B.A. '47, and
Dorothy McPhee, George and Dorothy
(nee Partington), Moore, B.A. '27, Ann
Malnes, Frank, B.A. '49 and Sheilah
Perry, Bill, B.A. '49, and Maria Teresa
Rosene, Helen Scott, B.A. '49, Stu,
B.S.A. '43, M.S.A. '47, and Betty
Turner, Dorothy St. Jorre, Sophie
Laddy, B.S.A., '50, Ethne Carr, Nancy
Tyrwhitt. A substantial number of
children were also abundantly evident.
The next get-together will be a
"Koffee Klatch" to be held in the
Student Union Building on the University of Washington campus at 8
p.m., October 29th. A cordial invitation is heartily extended to one and
all who might happen to be in the
neighborhood  at  that time.
Frederick L.  Brewis,
B.Com. '49.
Summerland
Here are a few items of news for
your next issue of the magazine.
Dr. Morris Welsh, B.S.A. '38, Ph.D.
(Tor.), has gone to Paris to attend the
8th International Botanical Congress.
From there he goes to London for the
Imperial Mycological Conference.
Later, he will visit various countries
in Europe to study stone-fruit viruses.
Dr. T. H. Anstey, B.S.A. '41, M.S.A.
'43, Ph.D. (Minn.) Supt., Dom. Experimental Stn., Dr. C. G. Woodbridge,
B.A. '35, M.Sc. (Wash.), and G. Ewart
Woolliams, B.A. '25, M.Sc. (Idaho),
have gone east to attend the Agricultural Institute of Canada Convention at St. Anne de Bellevue (Macdonald College).
Dorothy MacLeod, B.S.A. '47, Sadler
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       8 Gold Medalist, daughter of Dean
Emeritus H. J. MacLeod, has been
transferred to Ottawa where she will
be in charge of all Departments of
Agriculture libraries outside the Ottawa area.
Summerland Alumni sponsored the
U.B.C. Players' Club production,
"Major Barbara." Though it was not
an outstanding success financially, the
quality of the presentation will do
much to restore the following that the
Players' Club formerly enjoyed in this
area. A. K. (Biff) MacLeod,
B.A. '34.
Trail
In response to your letter of August 20th I enclose some news items
which may be of interest. Most of
them are concerned with school appointments: W. S. (Sid) Potter, B.A.
'47, B.Ed. '47. from grade 13 teacher
to vice-principal of Rossland junior-
senior high school, succeeding R. H.
Don Roberts, B.A. '48, to vice-principal
J. Lloyd Crowe high school in Trail,
succeeding Edward Davies, B.A. '31, to
principal of Rossland junior-senior
high school, succeeding Douglas G.
Chamberlain, B.A. '37, B.Ed. '46, to
school inspector at Kamloops. K. M.
(Ken) McKee, B.A. '30. M.A. '33,
from J. Lloyd Crowe high school in
Trail to Rossland junior-senior high
school, succeeding A. E. (Al) Loft,
B.A. '47, to instructor in Social Studies,
Victoria Normal School. Robert J.
Wilson, B.Ed. '54, to Rossland junior-
senior high school, succeeding R. E.
Warburton, B.A. '49. B.Ed. '49 to
Chilliwack senior high school. Larry
Butler, to assistant to City Engineer,
Trail. Dr. Robert Devito, B.A. '49, to
Italv  for medical studies.
M.  M.  Wright,
B.A.  '38.   B.A.Sc.  '38.
United Kingdom
Jim McWilliams, B.S.F. '53, 1953
B. C. Rhodes Scholar, now studying at
St. John's College, Oxford, has some
interesting news about himself and
other U.B.C. Alumni in the United
Kingdom.
"This past year has flown by", he
writes. "I have spent most of the
vacs, travelling and when I stop to
recollect my trips I realize how far
I have been. Of the capitals, I have
been to Paris, Madrid, London. Rome
and Berlin; plus a week in Austria and
two weeks travelling through N.
Wales.  Scotland and  England.
"I will be working now until I have
written "schools" in P. P.E. next
spring.   I  am enjoying  the course.
"Pat Taylor, B.A. '52, has gone down
now. and, as you probably know, will
be doing his Ph.D. at Pennsylvania.
Frank Watt, B.A. '50, was married this
summer and has also gone home. I
will tell you the other B. C. people I
have bumped into; John Coope, B.A.
'50, M.Sc. '53, is doing his D.Phil, in
Chemistry here at Oxford. Mrs. Nina
Richardson, M.A. '51. (her husband
was killed in  the war),  taught  school
in Oxford last year. She used to be
a counsellor at  the  Women's  Dorms.
"John Phillips, B.S.A. '52. David L.
Stacey, B.S.A. '53, (and wife) spent
the last year during an Agriculture
course at Cambridge before going out
with the Colonial Service to one cf
the African colonies. Patricia James,
B.S.I'. '52, spent a year working at
Boot's Pharmacy in Piccadilly Circus.
1 believe she was going to travel this
summer. George Puil, IS.A. '52 an-1
wife. Kay (nee McDonald), B.A. '50.
were here last year. George taught
school in London and played rugger
for the London Irish, which is a good
team.
"A former B.C. Rhodes Scholar
(1921) Dr. Roy Vollum, B.A. '19.
M.A. '21, Ph.D. (married Isabella
Elliott Crozier, B.A. '21). whom you
may know, is teaching and doing research here. In the past 23 years, 1
think, he has only returned to Canada
on visits. He is the Faculty Representative for the Oxford Ice Hockey
team, so knows most of the Canadians,
and had Pat Taylor and me for tea
several times. He has a nice home on
Boar's  Hill."
Victoria
Although any student who has completed fifteen units or more at Victoria College is a member of the U.B.C.
Alumni Society, he probably does no:
become vitally and actively so unless
he has continued studies, as most Victoria College students do. to graduate
from the University of Britisli Columbia. After graduation, his loyalty is
to the Alma Mater but he always
maintains a good word and a kinc.
thought for the small and intimate
College where lie was a Freshman am.
Sophomore.
This summer a group of ex-Victoria
College students met to revive stories
of Craigdarroch Castle, Ward 9 and
the late Principal Percy H. Elliott.
They were the members of the Victoria College Students' Council of
1939-40. called to meet at the home of
the President, Harry M. Evans, B.A.
'42, and of the Secretary, Peggy Sedg-
man Evans. Those present were:
William D. Reid, Chairman of Men's
Athletic Society of 1939-40 and Mrs.
Reid (nee Milva White); Dr. Robert
Lane, head of the Literary and Scientific Department; Helen Manning
Akrigg, B.A. '43, head of Women's
Athletics, and her husband. Dr. Philip
Akrigg, B.A. '37. of U.B.C. Department
of English; Dr. John B. Anderson,
Treasurer and Mrs. Anderson, the
former Agnes Proudfoot, B.A. '43. The
First Year Representatives, Rugie
Prentice Cunningham and Lome Rowe-
bottom, B.A. '48, were not able to be
present. Lome is Chief, Prices Division, Dominion Bureau of Statistics
All Sophomore Council members were
present; they are engaged in three
professions—education, medicine and
homemaking. Harry Evans is Registrar of the B. C. Department of Educa
tion. Bill Reid, B.A. '46, has just been
appointed Principal of the new Land-
sowne Junior High School, situated
across the road from the present home
of Victoria College. Bob Lane, (M.D.
McGill. 1945 and Public Health. Toronto, 19461, is Superintendent of the
T. B. Unit on Vancouver Island under Dept. of Health of the Provincial
Government. and Jack Anderson
(M.D. McGill, 1950) is in General
Practice   in   Victoria.
At home, the Evans, Reids and
Lanes have four children, the Akriggs
three   and   the   Andersons   two.
The Students' Council of fourteen
years ago invited Dr. W. Harry Hickman, now Principal of Victoria College
and Mrs. Hickman, B.A. '33. Professor
Robert Wallace, B.A. '31, Vice-Principal of the College and Mrs. Wallace
to attend the reunion. During 1939.
when this Council directed student
affairs. Dr. Hickman spent his first
year teaching at the College, while Mr.
Wallace was Faculty sponsor of the
Council.
The evening was spent in spirited
conversation. hilarity and reminiscences. Everyone agreed that a Student Council reunion is a splendid idea
that should lie repeated—and imitated
by  other   College   groups.
W.   Harry   Hickman,
B.A.  '30,  M.A.  '38,
D.   Lett.   (Parisl.
Alumni Association
Ji'onal Scholarship Winners
Reg"
As announced by Dean Gage the
following selections have been made
of Alumni Association Regional
Scholarships for this year: East
Kootenay—Shirley Ann McKelvey;
West Kootenay—Edward Peter Jones;
South Okanagan and Boundary—
Margaret Anne Brett; North Okanagan
and Thompson—Murray Daryl Thorn;
North Central 6c Yukon Territory—
Yvonne Dorothy Russell; Greater
Vancouver & Howe Sound; Barbara
Jean Leith; New Westminster and
Fraser Valley—Clive Barry Lytle;
Greater Victoria it Lower Vancouver
Island—Donna Merle Elizabeth Finch;
Upper Vancouver Island & Powell
River—Lois   Kathleen   Eckstein.
In the case of the two scholarship
areas—North Okanagan and Thompson and Skeena—the appointees were
unable to accept these scholarships
and Eugene Egert, Vernon, was appointed in place of Murray Daryl
Thorn, and William John Dent of
Squamish, in place of Paul Antrobus,
as no other candidate qualified in the
Skeena region. The North Central and
Yukon Territory appointee, Yvonne
Russell, withdrew early in the term
from the University and this scholarship was awarded to a Rossland applicant, Derek Russell Thurlow Fraser.
All these scholars will attend the Universitv  this  year.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY stermvhcelen (now retired in favor
of more modern vessels) have occupied a vital position in the development
of Canada's North . . . plying the network of northern rivers with
cargoes of troops, workers and supplies necessary for defense and expansion.
INCORPORATED   2??    MAY   1670.
L1. B. C AIL'MNI CHROMCIF        10 The President Reports
"NATURE OF A UNIVERSITY-MEANING OF FREEDOM
Unity of the University
I am addressing this assembly today, not because I feel the need of
making another speech—I make too
many of them as it is—but to try to
underline and emphasize the unity and
oneness of the University and to stress
the old ideal and concept of a university as a community of scholars—
students at various levels, teachers,
professors, research workers and administrators.
Differs  From  High  School
The nature and function of a university and of university education is
different in many ways from a high
school and from the educational methods and practices that you have been
accustomed to there. The chief of these
differences is that here at the university we assume as a principle
(though with limitations) that you are
responsible for your own lives, behaviour and activities. You have become or are in the process of becoming adults—and your success or failure as students and as human beings
depends upon yourselves. We, and the
facilities which we provide and administer, are here to help you, but the
initiative is in your hands.
Educational  Function
This University is an educational
institution, and our main concern and
function is the training of your minds
and intellects and characters. We have
gathered together here at the University of British Columbia much of
the inherited or transmitted knowledge
and understanding of the human race.
This in two forms, viz., in our libraries
and our laboratories and in the knowledge, the training, the experience and
the intelligence of the members of the
teaching   staff.
Character  Development
We have some responsibilit3\ I believe, for the development of your
characters, for your standards of value,
your attitudes toward integrity and
goodness, and your sense of responsibility to your community and your
fellow men—though, in this area of
education, the other agencies I mentioned earlier, viz., the home, the
church and the rest, are probably, to
our regret, more important than we,
your University teachers, are.
U.B.C.'s Debt to Students
No university in the world that I
know of owes as much to its student
body as does the University of British
Columbia. This applies, not only to
buildings—the students have had the
major part in building the old and new
gymnasiums, the armouries, the Brock,
the stadium and playing field, and the
•Highlights of an address given by President
MacKenzie to Faculty and Students in the
U.B.C. Armouries on Wednesday. September
22nd.
scenery shop for theatrical productions, and now, I understand they plan
to assist in roofing the swimming
pool—but to participation in the actual
operation of the university at a variety
of levels. This, I believe, is good for
the university and good for you, for it
is in the exercise of responsibility of
that kind that you gain experience and
maturity, and become actively interested in and supporters of the University.
Athletics
Personally, I enjoy, as a spectator,
a good game well played, and I believe
we should support those who provide
us with that form of entertainment.
In addition, competitive sports can and
do develop "college spirit ", a common
spirit, ami a sense of oneness and of
belonging to an institution, which I
stressed as desirable at the outset of
this address. But spectator sports can
he overdone and become a liability
and a handicap in the kind of world
we live in. For I believe that physical
fitness is desirable for the individual
and necessary for the community and
nation, and you do not become physically fit by sitting all afternoon or
evening watching a group of experts
compete against each other.
Ubyssey
The student paper, the "Ubyssey",
is an interesting example of student
autonomy and responsibility. What is
written in the college paper reflects
upon the university and everyone
connected with it — including its
graduates. If the paper maintains a
high standard, all of us get credit. If
it goes off the deep end and writes
something that is foolish, or stupid or
indecent, the community, including the
governments and friends who pay a
large part of our operating costs, are
annoyed or outraged, and the business
of administering the university becomes increasingly difficult. However,
I still believe that freedom and responsibility pay off in the long run.
Housing
At the present time, we provide accommodation for about 1,000 single
men and women, and about 202 married couples; a good number of these
last, junior members of the teaching
staff. Only the three permanent residences for woman, housing 156 in all,
were built out of capital grants provided by the provincial government.
The balance, we have provided without assistance from anyone, and credit
for it must go to our programme for
veteran students, and to Dr. Shrum
and the Housing Committee members.
"Teaching" and "Learning"
Turning for a moment to academic
matters, may I emphasize again that
it is our hope and intention, through
advice,   assistance,   stimulation,   discip
line, example, and other procedures
which form part of "teaching", and
through the facilities we provide, to
encourage and enable you to develop
yourselves in every way, to the maximum of your capacities and abilities.
and, as far as that can he done, to
see that you acquire or develop the
capacity to discriminate and to choose,
having as objectives, those things that
are good, those things that are true and
those things that are beautiful.
Freedom
Here let me add a few further
thoughts about freedom in the hope
that I will leave you something of
special interest or importance to think
about or  carry away  with  you.
Freedom for me means the right or
opportunity or power, to do and say.
and write, and think, and be whatever
we want to or like. Personally. I
believe that every individual should
have the maximum Ireedom. subject
to two reservations or limitations.
One. the fact that we are not alone
in this world, and because of that
must remember that others have rights
too. and that all of us must exercise
our freedom with due regard for the
rights, the persons, the property and
interests of others. The second complicating fact, which makes restrictions
upon freedom necessary, is that none
of us is a mature, wise and experienced individual at birth, and, for a
period at least, must submit to a measure   of  external   control   and   discipline.
One of the tests of "freedom", and
of our belief in it, is our willingness to
allow others to do, and say, and write
things that we dislike, and even hate—
and to protect them in the exercise
of these activities. And, believe me.
that is not easy to do . . . The "freedom" about which I have spoken includes the freedom to choose your
friends, and to associate with them in
any and every way which is not antisocial or an interference with the freedom of others.
Faculty to Students
In conclusion, may I assure you
that all of us, members of the university staff, are genuinely interested
in you and in your success as students
and human beings. We hope, intensely,
that you will find here what you and
we believe a university has to give.
If we can help you in any way, at
any time, we will be glad to be of
service, and hope you will call upon
us in our class rooms, in our offices,
or wherever we niaj' be. We hope
your years here at U.B.C. will be
happy and worthwhile, and that all
of you achieve your hearts' desires.
We ask. in return, your help and
support, your acceptance of responsibility and your entry, as full members,
into that community of scholars, which
is the privilege of university men and
women,  everywhere.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE No News Is Good News
By David Brock.
Newspapers are not always the best
places in which to look for a fair summary of a man's remarks. They are
good places in which to look for isolated quotations living an independent
life of their own, after being from their
context's womb untimely ripp'd. Professor J. B. S. Haldane, who is
himself no great expert on capturing
the tone of another man's remarks if
that other man is a capitalist, once
complained that if you told a reporter
the moon is made largely of silicates
and presents a very shattered surface to
us, the reporter would then announce:
SCIENTIST CLAIMS MOON
MADE   OF   BROKEN   GLASS.
So, it is with a couple of large bags
of free-running table salt that I accept
the news-hawks' report of a speech
given to a hundred teen-agers at U.
B. C. by Dr. Brock Chisholm. in the
course of a United Nations seminar in
early September. According to the
papers, Dr. Chisholm advised the children to "disregard tradition and judge
today's issues in today's light." (Source
and nature of light not specified.) "The
worst thing that could happen to mankind is for your generation to grow up
to be the same as your parents and
grandparents." "Tradition should carry no weight with us whatever, unless
it can be useful in the present, and this
must be decided by judges living in
this generation."   And  so  on.
I gather that these remarks were intended to warn the children against
trying to prevent a modern war by
traditional methods. They will have
to invent modern safeguards against
war, including a new sort of international co-operation. He forgot to
tell the children that, in the opinion
of a growing band of historians, it was
the abandonment of tradition that
caused World War I. which brought
the world across the border into the
New Dark Age. Traditional displomacy
could have prevented that war, and all
that followed. But the amateur bunglers had taken over ... in the interests of change, progress, enlightenment, and all that. Today our world,
and Dr. Chisholm's, is further threatened by the break with diplomatic tradition. Diplomacy conducted in the
modern fashion, in front of microphones and cameras, can, of course,
be blamed upon these children's fathers.
But it is anything rather than traditional, and it is one day going to be the
death of us all. And if you cannot see
why, then you do not know which traditions you are attacking. You are
full of what Lord Lloyd called "unenlightened   instruction    coming   from
uninstructed   sentimentalism."
But never mind, if the Doctor had
told them that, they wouldn't have b -
lieved it anyhow. As the Doctor himself manages to suggest, the children's
minds are being poisoned by their
fathers. And the chief poison, it seems
to some of us, is a contempt for traditions they don't know anything
about. I don't think anyone needs to
worry too heartily about this young
generation (or any other young generation) having a profound reverence for
creed and tradition. It is too busy with
its own superstitions.
True, there was a professor of Greek
talking on the radio the other day, saying that we don't train the young to
have open minds to new and strange
ideas any more. So that in a sense
these young persons (if we are to believe the Professor) are far more hidebound and enslaved than their poor old
grandpappies were. For example, it
seldom occurs to them that Freud may
have been profoundly wrong; they
don't even ask if Freud had ever been
psycho-analysed himself, or if (as
Robert Graves puts it) Freud was the
only man to be born without a mental
navel ... a kind of Adam. And this is
only one small example among thousands. There can hardly have been any
age when heresy was less fashionable
among the young. But as long as a
kind word for tradition is the worst
heresy of all. I don't think Dr. Brock
Chisholm   needs   to   worry.    The   very
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12 words "reactionary" and "unprogres-
sive" and "traditional" are enough to
sicken a youngster, in a generation
that is emotional about words.
In international affairs, of course,
public opinion is usually the slave of
tradition. We think of hereditary
grudges against certain nations, we fall
back on traditional courses of action
even when all the circumstances have
changed, and we rely on traditional
estimates of the character of imaginary
personifiications called "France,'' Germany," and so on, as if countries were
people in a cartoon. This is the greatest danger of tradition, the product of
simplified history. But if that is all
Dr. Chisholm meant, I doubt if the
boys and girls knew it. And I doubt
if the reporters knew it.
These boys and girls, most of them,
will shortly be attending university.
Perhaps most of them are there this
autumn. It may not occur to them that
a university used to be a stronghold of
tradition in a good sense as well as a
bad one. and that to a certain extent
it still is. And they may not discover
until they are quite old, if they ever
discover it at all, which traditions are
worth keeping ''in today's light''. I
should not like to entrust the reform
of a university to a teen-ager, egged
on by the exhortation to prune away
the past as his experience dictates.
What  experience  has   he  got?
I do agree, with Sir Walter Moberly,
that "the university of today is not asking the really fundamental questions.
Most students go through our universities without ever having been
forced  to  exercise  their  minds  on   the
issues which are really momentous."
Sir Walter was attacking academic
neutrality as "frivolous and irresponsible", and "bogus and hypocritical",
covering "an uncritical acceptance of
the common assumptions of the day".
I am certain that Dr. Chisholm would
agree also. But he might not agree
that the "common assumptions of the
day" are the fault of too complete a
break with tradition, and too deep an
ignorance of the past.
It has been said that we betray our
real values by the things we think it
worth while to know about the past.
If this is true, we may soon have the
interesting" experience of meeting
young people with no real values at
all. who don't know what the issues are
on which they alone (according to Dr.
Chisholm)  are  competent judges.
Housing Committee Report
NEED FOR STUDENT DORMITORIES
By W. H. Birmingham, B.A. '33
The university housing situation was
brought to the attention of the Executive of the Alumni Association of the
University of B.C. through a series of
resolutions and letters originating in
the interior parts of the province. These
included a resolution presented by the
Trail Chamber of Commerce and approved at the annual meeting of the
Associated Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce of South Eastern
B.C.. held at Creston, March 10th,
1952, and at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. Annual Meeting, November,
1952. The Summerland Branch of the
L'.B.C. Alumni Association passed a
similar  resolution  in   November,   1953.
These resolutions and other letters
and communications stressed the fact
that out-of-town students were at a
disadvantage from a financial point of
view when attending the University,
because of the greater overall costs involved in living away from their homes.
The lack of University dormitory accommodation and the higher cost of
living in private homes is the chief
factor   in   this   situation.
A Residences and Housing Committee was set up to study any information that might be available and to
meet with representatives of the Student Council and the University Administration. It was found that most
out-of-town students now living in the
city would prefer to live on the campus, with the exception of a small percentage who would stay with relatives.
Some of the advantages of living at
the University include time saved in
transportation, social contacts made on
the campus and a saving in living costs
to  the  student.
A Students Housing Committee was
appointed about the same time as the
Alumni Committee and, after a careful
W.   H,   Birmingham,   Chairman,   U.B.C.   Alumni
Association   Housing   Committee.
survey of student accommodation, issued a report which set forth the grave
need for improved and additional living
quarters on the campus. As Alumni
we feel that our part in helping to
meet the problem should be, first, t">
help arouse interest and support and.
second, to explore the most practical
types of accommodation. The obvious sources of interest and support
are the Provincial Government and
private individuals. The best approach
to the Government would appear to be
through the parents of out-of-town
students. Graduates and other interested persons could also help. Private
individuals could be reached through
personal contact as well as through the
Annual Fund Drive. In this connection it has been suggested that new
dormitories on the campus be made
one of the Fund objectives for the
coming year.
A number of ideas occur in connection with arousing the interest of the
people most directly interested, i.e..
those living up-country, parents of
children now attending U.B.C. or expecting to attend in the future. It was
felt that a letter might be sent out to
this group outlining the situation, listing some possible sources of support
and asking for further suggestions.
These sources are: 1. Government
grant, through interest of local member. 2. Gifts from individuals now or
in their wills. 3. Local fund-raising
appeals using the good services of organizations such as service clubs, mothers' groups, etc. In connection with
the last two, individual residences could
be named, on a regional basis. Okanagan. Kootenay, etc.. to encourage support from these areas. Furnishings
might be obtained on the same basis.
Weekly local newspapers would be
helpful in providing the needed publicity if they could be enlisted in the
cause.
It is felt that information should be
assembled covering the size of units,
suggested construction and approximate cost. This information would be
available for University staff members
and others who might be asked questions by possible donors encountered
at U.B.C. or while travelling throughout the Province. Finally it would be
a good idea to build the programme
about some interested person, preferably a University staff member, who
would keep the information available
and who would serve as a focal point
for the project.
The other members of the Residences
and Housing Committee are: F. E.
Long. B.A.Sc. '50; D. E. Mann. LL.B.,
'48; Miss Florence Brown. B.A. '26;
D. McRae. B.Com. "47; E. Perrault,
B.A.   '48.
13
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE New Executive Secretary
A. H. SAGER —An Appreciation
By Ernie Perrault, B.A. '48
The U.B.C. Alumni Association has
a new executive secretary. More correctly the Alumni Association has
found a man to take on the responsibilities of this newly-created executive
position, an appointment that has won
general approval both in the University
community and beyond.
The man is Arthur H. Sager, returned to the University fold after
seven years of distinguished activity in
Civil Service and Industry. Mr. Sager's
friends, and he is richly endowed with
them, call him Art, and we must beg
that same privilege in this introduction
since we can recall professors and undergraduates alike hailing him in that
friendly manner seven years ago, when,
in his capacity as Information Officer,
he made energetic expeditions to all
corners of the campus in search of appropriate  news  stories.
He was admirably equipped to bring
the University into the public eye,
thanks to a stint as reporter on the
Daily Mirror staff in England, where
he adventured after receiving his B.A.
degree from U.B.C. in 1938. In England, too. he developed a fine talent for
acting in that best and most trying of
PHOTO BY COURTESY VANCOUVER PROVINCE
A.  H.  (ART)  SAGER,  B.A.  '38
all schools, the repertory company.
And it was England that graduated
him as a warrior in the harrowing
years from 1941 to 1945 when he flew
as Squadron Leader with a Spitfire
group. .
Returned   to   Canada   and   the   University, his information job  lasted for
two years, after which he accepted a
position as Talk's Producer for the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, relinquishing that in 1949 in favour of an
exceptional opportunity to work with
the then Minister of Fisheries, the
Honourable R. W. Mayhew. In his
capacity of private secretary he associated with some of Canada's top administrators, travelled thousands of miles,
and was himself responsible for many
of the details of the busy Minister's
itinerary.
In 1951 he stepped from this position
into the Fisheries Association of B.C.
where, as executive assistant, he has
performed a valuable service until his
return now to the University. This
appears to complete an extremely distinguished circle that girdles the world,
takes in unusual professional and wartime experience, and returns him to us
still young (37) undeniably capable,
and, by his own assertion, eager to test
himself against the numerous hurdles
of the Alumni administration. We welcome him and wish him good  fortune.
During the Fall Term a series of lectures on
the topic, "God in Philosophy", is being offered
to U.B.C. students by the Rev. F. Temple
Kingston (D.Phil., Oxon.), of the Anglican
Theological College. Dr. Kingston will consider the place of the concept of God in the
writings of great philosophers, and will inquire
whether this concept has a valid place in
philosophical thought. The lectures, under the
sponsorship of the President's Committee on
Spiritual Values, are being given in Arts 103
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.
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U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE        14 Special Congregation
HONORARY DECREE FOR THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
PH'OTO   BY   COURTESY    U.   B.   C.   AUDIO-VISUAL   SERVICES
Chancellor Sherwood  Lett,  The  Right  Honourable Geoffrey  Francis  Fisher,   D.D.,  Lord  Archbishop
of Canterbury, President MacKenzie.
The Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Laws was conferred on The Most
Reverend and Right Honourable Geoffrey Francis Fisher. D.D.. Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all
England and Metropolitan, at a special
congregation held in the U.B.C. Auditorium on Wednesday, September 15.
Members of the Board of Governors.
Senate, Faculty, specially invited
guests and the general public filled
every available seat to do honour to
our distinguished visitor whom they
had seen and heard so recently, whether in Westminster Abbey itself or by
television and radio, performing the
age-old and most sacred duty of his
office—the crowning of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II.
The Ceremony
Chancellor Sherwood Lett presided
over the special congregation. The Invocation was pronounced by Rev.
Hugh F. Woodhouse, Principal of the
Anglican Theological College. After
warmly welcoming Dr. Fisher to the
University of British Columbia. The
Chancellor conferred on him the highest honour in the gift of the University. President MacKenzie then
introduced the Archbishop as Congregation speaker and, in doing so, recalled the central position held by the
See of Canterbury not only in the ecclesiastical   and   national   life   of   the
United Kingdom but also in the affection and esteem of men and women ir
every part of the Commonwealth.
The Archbishop's Address
Dr. Fisher's address, generously
mixed with humour, dealt, in the
main, with the importance of ethic;
and religion in University education
He began by saying that, after listening to the Chancellor's words in conferring tie degree, he realized that he
had "got back to the land where they
knew how to pronounce the word;
'honoris   causa' ".
In a facetious vein, Dr. Fisher saic.
that an Honorary degree was one ol
the most pleasing anomalies in the
world. "If you know something," he
said, "they make you work for it. It:
3'ou know nothing they make you ar
Honorary Degree holder."
Law
Commenting on the title 'Doctor of
Laws', the Archbishop said that his
work brought him into touch witr
niany aspects of Law and involved
many facets of responsibility in its ad-
minstraton. "Law," he declared, "has.
a fundamental meaning, yet, in humar
society, it is always an aspiration, —
an attempt to apply to human life
God's law for human kind." Law is i.
continuing process. Western civilization rests on the concept of divine law
which is the foundation of justice and
freedom. In Christian Theology, also,
Law has a large place. St. Paul had a
great deal to say about Law. In his
view. "Law is of God." But for the
Christian, as for St. Paul, and in
relation to the vital influences in the
Christian's life. Law has a subsidiary place, like that of a doctor in
relation to the performance of bodily
function. Law is applied to the individual when things are going wrong,
and an important part of its purpose is
to put things right when they have
gone wrong. Dr. Fisher again quoted
St. Paul's witness to his own experience that "the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ." Because
of its importance as a means of ethical
instruction and as a regulative instrument in society Law takes it place
among all humane studies.
Ethics and Religion
The University must always be a
centre of humane studies if it is to discharge its function as a university. A
student is qualified at the University
to do a job. but he should also acquire
there a philosophy with which to face
life. Many University teachers as well
as students concern themselves chiefly
with the study of things and have little
to do with thoughts. A scientist whose
interests lay in the study of Chemistry
had said that the Archbishop of Canterbury was ninety-seven per cent
water. "Meditations of this kind,'' said
Dr. Fisher, "if prolonged unduly, convert human study into a study of material things only." This, he thought,
is a frequent result of over specialization in University studies. It is in fact
not easy for an undergraduate to derive both special knowledge and a
philosophy of life from his University
experience. He deplored the virtual replacement of Idealism by Logical Positivism among Oxford University teachers  of  Philosophy.
He felt, however, that there were
signs of a change in our universities—
what he called a "turning to God." He
saw evidence of this in the offering of
courses of lectures in the Christian
religion for the general student and not
only for students of Theology. He observed a "hunger among students for
something that would lead them to a
philosophy." He quoted a distinguished scientist as saying recently
that "the quarrel between Science and
Religion has simply disappeared." The
endeavour of each to make its own
pattern apart from the other had failed.
Science was now seen, in fact, as a
part of religion, "opening a window
into the infinite." In such a view,
science becomes a study of concepts in
relation to persons and "scientists are
among the company of God's heralds."
"If these observations are correct,"
said the Archbishop in conclusion, "the
universities take their place as performing a necessary preparation for the
Gospel. All study points to an end beyond itself. Every conceivable study
is a moral enterprise."
15        U. B. C ALUMNI CHRONICLE Class of 1929 Reunion
FIRST FRESHMAN CLASS AT POINT GREY
By GORDON BAKER, B.A., M.D.
PHOTO   BY   COURTESY   U.  B.  C. AUDIO-VISUAL   SERVICES
Class of 1929  Reunion  Committee.  From  left, standing:  Harold  Fullerton, Archie Peebles, Walter
McDonald, Dr. Reginald Wilson, Dr. Gordon Baker, Mark Gormely, W. O. (Bill) Richmond.   Sitting:
Thelma Ingledew, Mary Morrison, W. W. (Bill) Blankenbach, Jessie Fades, Gerry Birkett.
In preparation for the celebration of
the 25th anniversary of the first freshman class to enter U.B.C. at Point
Grey, the programme committee of
Arts '29 have been very active. The
programme includes a cocktail party
followed by a smorgesbord dinner and
a revival of some of the fun of 1925-29.
The   dinner   menu   includes:   Turkey,
ham, beef, salmon, casseroles, salads
and all the trimmings. The after-dinner programme includes: Request performances of some famous skits, plays
and fashion shows of 1929, and the
engineers' quartette. Most of the members of Arts '29 who can possibly be
in Vancouver on "Home Coming weekend"  have  signified  their  intention  to
be present for the reunion and it appears that our party of wives and husbands will exceed seventy-five.
Any who have not notified the committee are asked to do so without delay so that the caterers can provide
adequately  for  everyone.
PROGRAMME  FOR  1929
REUNION
Date—Friday, Nov. 5th. The
evening before the Homecoming  week-end.
Place—The Faculty Club, University of B.C.
Time—Cocktails, 6:15 to 7:30;
dinner, 7:30.
Dress—Informal.
Tickets—Class members, $5.00;
wives  or  husbands,  $4.00.
Entertainment — Songs, skits,
fashion show, pictures.
Don't miss this opportunity which
comes once in your lifetime to meet
and talk to classmates and teachers of
college days. For further information
get in touch with any member of the
following   committee:
General Conveners, Mary Morrison,
1925 W. 38th; KE. 1635-R; Bill Blankenbach, 6826 Cypress, KE. 2773-R.
Entertainment. Mrs. Gerry Birkett,
2305 Riverside, Maplewood, YO. 9987;
Miss Peggy Gourlay, 1249 W. 41st,
KE. 6299-R. Correspondence, Mrs.
Jessie Eades, 4825 Drummond Drive,
AL. 2669-L. Social, Mrs. Thelma Ingledew, 1412 W. 32nd, CE. 7153. Publicity and Promotion, Dr. Gordon Baker, 1381 27th, West Vancouver, West
1845. Liaison, U.B.C, Bill Richmond,
5530 Chancellor Boulevard,AL. 0480-R.
Jack  Charlton,   Chairman,   Alumni   Association
Homecoming   Committee.
Saturday, November 6th, is "The
Day." It is "The Day" on which your
Alumni Homecoming Committee hope
to see more alumni on the campus of
the University of British Columbia
than ever before on one occasion. For
Novel Homecoming Plans
By JACK CHARLTON, B.A. '38, B.Com. '38
many months now we have been trying to plan a "Day" which will provide you with the incentive to "come
back" this year, and each year for
many years to come.
Elsewhere on this page you will find
our programme. Look it over and see
if you don't feel you could very profitably and enjoyably spend "The Day"
on the campus.
While you are thinking about it let
me remind you of a few details which
you won't find in the programme. Let's
start with the "Box Luncheon" in the
caf. It won't be the same old "caf" as
you remember it. for we plan to have
it completely decorated in your honor
by the various campus clubs and organizations.
As you are eating your "soup sandwich" or that same old "brown on
white," you'll have a wonderful opportunity to sit and have a chinwag with
"that old so-and-so Joe". All the old
gang will be there to reminisce over
the  years  gone  by.
When you've finished lunch there
will be plenty of time to wander around
and have a look at all the old classrooms. Who knows? Perhaps one of
your favorite professors will be holding forth in Arts 100, or possibly you'd
like to have a look at the new buildings
springing up all around. Of course, if
you want to keep talking to that blonde
you were sweet on in '33, go right
ahead—somebody else's wife is probably hanging on her husband's arm!
Football time will probably roll
around all too quick. However, Don
Coryell promises that this year he's
going to have a team which will win
their first Homecoming game for sure;
that is, providing you'll all come out,
quit talking in the caf, and yell your
heads off in the stadium. The game
should be good and, with the extra
support from a large alumni body,
could  be  the  best.
By the end of the game your vocal
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
16 PHOTO  BY  COURTESY  JACK   LINDSAY   LTD.
At 1931   twentieth anniversary class reunion.   Faculty Club, June 16,  1951.   From  left:  Carl Malm,
Mrs.   Malm,   Mrs.   Sage,  Alex   Fisher,   Lois   Fisher,   Lyle   Swain,   Mrs.   Swain,   Irene   Buckland,   Frank
Buckland,  Alan   Estabrook,   Mrs.   Estabrook,   Phyllis  Alexander,   Eric   Alexander,  Aubin   Fairley.
chords should have reached a condition
which calls for immediate medical attention. A gala reception in the Armouries has been planned to provide
this aid. You'll have ample opportunity
to celebrate victory and. when you get
hungry, don't go home; drop over to
Brock Hall for that delicious buffet
supper and relax for a while. No snoring in the armchairs, please!
As in years gone by the Grad-Thun-
derbird basketball game will be presented. Of course, it will only be supplementary to the Alumni Pub vs.
Alumni Council game which should
take   on   zany   proportions.
Homecoming Greetings from Students
We would like to extend, on behalf
of the students of the University, a
warm welcome to you, the many
alumni who will be joining us on the
campus during the Homecoming festivities. We hope that your visit here
will renew in your memories the rich
and varied incidents that marked your
college years and that the existing ties
with your university will again be
strengthened.
The Student Council
of 1954-55
Up to this point my message to you
has been on the lighter side. Sincerely
speaking, Homecoming Day this year
has been planned to provide you with
the greatest opportunity possible to
see and talk to those old friends from
years gone by. May I urge you now,
if you haven't already planned to at-
end, to join us on the campus on
Homecoming Day. Pre-registration
forms have been mailed to many alumni. If you did not receive, or have lost
yours and wish to attend, kindly phone
Alumni Office, ALma 3044, during the
day, or fill in and mail the coupon in
the lower right-hand corner of this
page to the Executive Secretary, U.
B. C. Alumni Association, Brock Hall,
Vancouver 8, B.C., at once. All tickets
will be held at the Registration desk
in Brock Hall when you can pick them
up.   See you there.
17       U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
Great Trekker Award
Mrs. Phyllis Gregory Ross, C.B.E..
IS.A. '25, M.A. (Bryn Mawr). LL.D.,
lias been named for the Great Trekker
Award for 1954. This high distinction
is given annually by the Alma Mater
Society to an outstanding Alumnus
of   the   University.
PROGRAMME
U.B.C. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
HOMECOMING   DAY
Saturday, November 6, 1954
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon—Registration,
Brock Hall.
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.—Box Lunch;
75  cents.
12:00 noon — Homecoming Parade
through downtown Vancouver.
Floats that will interest every
graduate.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.—Tours of campus.
2:00  p.m. —  Football  Game,   Central
Washington vs. U.B.C; $1.25.
Great   Trekker   Award   presentation
will be made at half-time ceremony.
2:30 p.m.—Special Tour through Home
Economics and Nursing Departments.
4:30 p.m.—Reception, Officers' Mess,
U.B.C. Armouries; $1.00.
6:45 p.m.—Buffet Dinner, Brock Hall;
$2.25.
8:30 p.m.—Basketball Games, Alumni
Pub vs. Alumni Councillors; Thunderbirds vs. Grads; 75 cents.
9:00 p.m. — Dances, Armouries and
Brock Hall. Refreshments, cabaret
style.   Dress, informal.   S3.00 couple.
PHOTO   BY  COURTESY   U. B. C. AUDIO-VISUAL  SERVICES
CLASS OF 1922, 30th ANNIVERSARY REUNION, FACULTY CLUB, JULY 4, 1952
From the Left, from Front to Back: Mrs. R. S. Argue, Mrs. L. W. McLennan, Dr. L. Stevenson, G.
E. W. Clarke, Professor-Emeritus F. H. Buck, Mrs. N. W. Whittaker, Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, Mrs. W.
Stewart, G. Fountain, L. W. McLennan, Marjorie Agnew, Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Mrs. Norah Purslow, the
late Allan M. Hurst, G. Letson, Dean Eagles, President-Emeritus Klinck, W. Stewart, A. E. Vogee,
Mrs. W. O. Banfield, J. R. Fournier, Dr. J. F. Walker, W. J. Heaslip, J. Watson, Mrs. B. A. Eagles,
W. O. Banfield, Dr. W. N. Sage, R. S. Argue, Dr. O. J. Todd, the late Mrs. Stevenson, Lillian Reid,
C. D. Kelly, Paul N. Whitley, Dr. W. G. Black, Mrs. Arthur F. Burch, C. A. Kelly.
ORDER FORM — HOMECOMING TICKETS
To Executive Secretary, U.B.C. Alumni Association, Brock Hall.
Enclosed  please  find  cheque covering cost of the  following events   (I   have
indicated the number of tickets required in each case):
Yes No     Number Yes No
Box Lunch O     □      Buffet  Dinner □     □
Football Game □     O      Basketball Game □     □
Reception □     □      Dance. Armouries □     □
or Brock Hall
Name   (Print)	
Address    Phone	
Number RECORD OF THIS YEAR'S GIVING
DEVELOPMENT FUND
Once more the University of B.C.
Development Fund has set a new record, with total contributions of $50,-
391.64 from 2,860 donors in 1954.
Of this gratifying total some $23,000
resulted from the Alumni annual giving campaign in which 2,325 members
participated. This is also a new high,
surpassing last year's 2,303 Alumni
contributors by a small margin.
Thus in its six years the Development Fund has reached an imposing
stature and becomes an important factor in University life. Launched in
1949 after much study and planning by
the Council of the Alumni Association,
the Fund has grown steadily under the
able leadership of four chairmen—J. F.
Brown, Jr., '23; John M. Buchanan,
'17; H. A. Berry, '37, and Aubrey F.
Roberts, '23.   Here is the record:
Alumni   Other
Year Chairman Partici- Contri-    Total
pants    butors Amount
1949 J. F. Brown, Jr. 1412        40   $12,215
1950 J. F. Brown, Jr. 1676      169      15,393
1951 J.M.Buchanan        1700      102      17,327
1952 H. A. Berry 2001       189      18,109
1953 Aubrey F. Roberts   2303      300      40,072
1954 Aubrey F.Roberts   2325     535     50,391
Objectives of the Fund
Six   objectives   were   named   by   the
Development Fund Board of Directors
early in 1954 and these objectives will
participate as  follows:
President's Fund (unrestricted
gift to  the  University) $6000.00
Alumni  Regional  Scholarships
(for   entrance   to   University
of B.C.)     2500.00
Home  Management  House  7000.00
R. C. Palmer Memorial  2500.00
Library   (Books)        500.00
Playing  Fields     500.00
Special Fund Details
A feature of this year's Development
Fund was the inclusion of a large number of special funds which appealed to
alumni and non-alumni both. These
includeed:
Home Management House—An active committee under the chairmanship
of Miss Jean Gilley continued its
campaign for funds to build a Home
Management House on the campus. A
total of $3483.92 was received in contributions earmarked for this cause, to
which the Board of Directors added
$3516.08. Last year's fund contributed
$6000 to this objective, so the two-vear
total is $13,000.
R. C. Palmer Memorial—This fund,
also in its second year, raised $1198.75,
to which the Fund Board has added
$1301.25 for a total of $2500. In 1953 the
Palmer Memorial Committee, under
Dr. J. J. Woods, '23, raised $3500, so
it now has a total of $6000.
Knox Memorial—A committee headed by Dr. Allan D. McKenzie, '37, appealed to friends of the late A. W. D.
"Bill" Knox for funds to set up an
annual post-graduate scholarship in his
name.    It has raised $4385 and hopes
Aubrey    F.    Roberts,    1954    Chairman,    U.B.C.
Development   Fund   Board   of  Directors.
lo carry on next year to reach at least
$6000. "
A. H. Hutchinson Fund—Honoring
Dr. A. H. Hutchinson on his retirement
from the Department of Biology after
38 years service with the University,
his friends and associates, under the
chairmanship of Dr. Frank Dickson,
have raised $3719.60 for an annual
scholarship in the department. The
Rotary Club of Vancouver contributed
$1000  of this  total.
Engineering Undergraduates — The
Engineering Undergraduates Society
made a special appeal through the Development Fund for furnishings for its
common room. Members of the Engineering Institute of B.C. and others
were invited to participate and a total
of $1730.55 was raised.
Convocation Founders—A committee of Convocation Founders under
chairmanship of Elmore Meredith,  Q.
C, has undertaken to raise $2500 to
assist in the compilation of a history
of U.B.C. Its campaign is in the early
stages with  some $350 raised to date.
Fisheries Library
A special contribution to this year's
Development Fund is the sum of $4000
raised by the president and directors of
B.C. Packers Ltd. for establishment of
a fisheries library at U.B.C. John M.
Buchanan, B.A. '17; H. R. MacMillan.
F.R.G.S., D.Sc. '50; R. E. Walker.
B.A. '23; Norman Hyland, B.Com. '34;
Roy C. Elsey, B.A. '24, are members
of the Board of Directors of the firm
who participated in this special effort.
Those who joined with them were A.
C. Taylor, Stanley Burke, Gordon Far-
rell, George Kidd, John Lecky, J. S.
McLean, W. J. Van Dusen, A. H. Williamson, W. H. Raikes, James Stewart,
A. F. McAlpine and B. C. Packers
Limited.
Special Contributions
Other   special    contributions    which
helped the 1954 total include:
Kinsmen's    Club    (B.C.    Polio
Foundation)   (Chair of Neurological   Research) $5000.00
Pacific   Brewers   Agents   (Ten
regional   scholarships)  5000.00
Finning Tractor (Scholarships
in engineering and commerce)   1500.00
Peter      A.      Schwerdt      (Two
Peace  River  scholarships) 1000.00
Alumni and U.B.C. Presidents
Praise  Fund
"I am delighted to hear that the
Development Fund has topped the
$50,000 mark," commented Dudley
Darling, president of the Alumni Association. "It shows again that the
executive made a wise decision in 1948
when it adopted the annual giving programme in place of the usual membership  fee.
"It is evident that the Development
Fund will be an increasingly important
contributor to U.B.C, not merely because of the money it raises, but because it interests an ever-increasing
number of people in the University."
Dr. Norman A. M. MacKenzie, U.
B. C. president, added his appreciation
of the Development Fund's progress.
"There is nothing more encouraging
to us than the continued support of
alumni as evidenced by participation in
the fund and by the increasing interest
shown by non-alumni. May I commend the chairman and directors of
the Fund for their excellent leadership."
Plea For More Alumni Support
A slightly dissenting note was voiced
by Chairman Aubrey F. Roberts who
felt that the increase in the number of
alumni participants this year did not
measure up to past performance.
"Surely out of 20,000 graduates we
could have at least 4000 or 5000 in the
annual giving programme," he said.
1954 Board of Directors
Members of the Development Fund
Board of Directors in 1954 were:
Chairman,   Aubrey   F.   Roberts:   Vice-
Dr. J. J. Woods, B.S.A. '23, M.S.A. '32, Director, Dominion Experimental Station, Saanich-
ton. Chairman Special Campaign for R. C.
Palmer Memorial Scholarship, with Jean Gilley,
B.A. '27, Chairman of Home Management
House   Campaign   Committee.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       18 REACHES NEW HIGH
TOTAL PASSES $50,000.00 MARK
chairman, Peter J. Sharp; Chairman,
Advisory Committee, Mr. Justice J. V.
Clyne; Secretary, Frank J. Turner;
Directors, H. I. Andrews, Kenneth O.
Macgowan, Ben Stevenson, Jordan
Guy, Barry Sleigh, E. W. H. Brown,
Dr. Frank Turnbull, C. H. Wills, Miss
Jean Gilley, Dr. J. J. Woods, Howard
R. Wright, Ernie Perrault.
Analysis of Class Donations
Charts on these pages show the
record of the various years in the 1954
campaign. The class of 1950 led once
more in the total amount contributed
($1060) and in the number of donors
(195), with 1949 moving up to second
place from fourth last year. The class
of 1923 was third, up from fifth in 1953.
and 1948 was fourth. Other tables
show the various amounts received for
ear-marked purposes and the disposition of the "free" funds.
Top 10 Classes in Amount
c
lass
n
onors
Amount
1.
1950
195
$1060.00
2.
1949
167
919.00
3.
1923
54
913.00
4.
1948
141
883.50
5.
1924
56
864.50
6.
1951
158
748.00
7.
1925
49
717.00
8.
1947
96
603.55
9.
1932
47
527.00
10.
1952
125
518.00
1954 Fund
Class
Class
Year
Donors
Amount
Year
Donors  Amount
16
10
£ 62.50
36
40
299.00
17
17
149.00
37
48
379.00
18
9
108.00
38
38
272.00
19
16
431.00
39
54
354.00
20
17
173.00
40
56
341.00
21
31
353.50
41
53
461.00
22
39
478.00
42
40
310.15
23
54
913.00
43
49
293.50
24
56
864.50
44
44
213.00
25
49
717.00
45
54
364.65
26
40
510.00
46
70
414.15
27
37
325.50
47
96
603.55
28
42
364.82
48
141
883.50
29
44
366.50
49
167
919.00
30
46
485.25
50
195
1060.00
31
43
393.00
51
158
748.00
32
47
527.00
52
125
518.00
33
54
439.00
53
85
299.00
34
47
397.00
54
2
9.00
35
39
377.65
Top 10 in
Classes
Increas-
Donors
ing
Donations
Class   Donors
in 1954
1.
1950
195
1918
1936
2.
1949
167
1919
1940
3.
1951
158
1920
1941
4.
1948
141
1923
1943
5.
1952
125
1924
1945
6.
1947
96
1929
1946
7.
1953
85
1930
1947
8.
1946
70
1934
1948
9.
1924
56
1935
1949
10.
1940
56
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From left: Peter Sharp, B.Com. '36, Vice-chairman; Aubrey F. Roberts, '23 Chairman; Frank Turner
B.Com.    39    Secretary;  Sparkplugs   of  the   1954   U.B.C.   Development   Fund   Campaign,  check  over
the final results.   Their leadership resulted in a new high of $50,391  this year.
Importance of Development Fund
The three functions of a university
are: the accumulation of new knowledge, the perpetuation of our cultural
inheritance, and professional training.
All three are absolute needs. But the
amount of time, energy and money that
can be devoted to each, in the work of
the University at any given time, will
depend in large measure on how much
our supporters value each of these activities and how much active support
thej' are  willing to give.
President   MacKenzie.
in Annual Report  1952-53
SCHEDULE, Earmarked for specific uses by
donors and turned over to U.B.C. during fiscal
year.
1. A.  H.  Hutchinson   Endowment
Fund    ,. $3,599.60
2. Peter   A.   Schwerdt   Scholarships....   1,000.00
3. Pacific  Brewers'  Agents
Scholarships       5,000.00
4. Institute of Chartered Accountants
(Bursary)     . 100.00
5. Finning Tractor Company
Scholarships        1,500.00
6. Peat, Marwick & Mitchell
Scholarship           300.00
7. Men's Athletic Committee       927.00
8. Fisheries' Library   4,000.00
TOTAL   $i 6,426.00
SCHEDULE,  General  Objectives
„ _      ..      ,    _ Earmarked
1. President's Fund   $      55.00
2. Home   Management   House   .. .          3 483.92
3. R.  C.  Palmer Memorial Scholarship   '"~"~~    1J98.75
4. U.B.C.   Alumni   Association   (Regional   Scholarships) ^ 4o!o0
5. Library .     30.00
6. Playing    Fields  10 00
Recommended for
Allocation by
Board of
Directors
$ 5,945.00
3,516.08
1,301.25
2,460.00
470.00
490.00
Dr.   Allan   D.   McKenzie,   '37,   Department   of
Surgery,   Vancouver   General    Hospital,   Chairman   Special   Committee   for   Knox   Memorial
Scholarship   Fund.
Total
6,000.00
7,000.00
2,500.00
2,500.00
500.00
500.00
$4,817.67 $14,182.33 $19,000.00
SCHEDULE,    Earmarked    for   specific uses    by
donors and not as yet distributed.
1. A. W. D.  (Bill) Knox Memorial     $4,385.00
2. Varsity Outdoor Club ,  99.50
3. Sedgewick Memorial....  30.00
4. A. H. Hutchinson  Endowment  60.00
5. F.  G.  C.   Wood  Theatre  150.00
6. Laura   Holland  10.00
7. P.   R.  Brissenden  Scholarship  200.00
8. Simmons & McBride Lectureship 300.00
9. Dorothy  Myers  Memorial  20.00
10. Lieut. J. D. Hamilton Memorial . 80.00
11. Kinsmen's   Chair  of   Neurological
Research   5,000.00
12. Daniel   Buchanan   Memorial   5.00
13. University  Hospital   11.00
14. Men's Athletic Committee  162.00
15. Muscular  Dystrophy  Research
Fund    302.00
16. Swimming   Pool  23.00
17. Engineering  Undergraduates'
Furnishings Fund            ..  1,730.55
18. U.B.C.  Students'  Co-op.  Building
Trust    Fund  82.67
19. Women's  Residences'  Furnishings
Fund     8.50
20. Annie B. Jamieson  Scholarship 2.50
TOTAL    $12,661.72
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U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE U. B. C Faculty of Applied Science
By H. C. Gunning, B.A.Sc. '23, S.M.,
Ph.D., F.G.S.A., Dean of the Faculty
of Applied Science.
History
When the University of British Columbia opened its doors for the first
session in the autumn of 1915, the enrolment totalled 379. Sixty-one students entered the new Faculty of Applied Science where courses were offered in the first three years of the
four-year programme. The staff included Dean Brock, J. M. Turnbull in
Mining and Metallurgy, Lawrence
Killam in Mechanical Engineering, H.
K. Dutcher, E. G. Matheson and W.
H. Powell in Civil Engineering. There
were four Demonstrators for practical
courses. Of the original staff, Lawrence Killam and J. M. Turnbull are
living in Vancouver and taking an active interest in the University and engineers.
Thirty-eight years later the Faculty
enrolled 726 undergraduates in Engineering, 79 in the School of Architecture, 133 in the School of Nursing and
13 candidates for the M.A.Sc. degree.
The full-time staff numbered fifty.
The Bachelor's degree is offered in
ten engineering departments and two
schools. Under the Faculty of Graduate Studies the Master of Applied
Science degree is granted in eight departments. One department offers a
course of studies leading to the doctorate.
New   Buildings   and   Accommodation
In 1950 a fine new building was erected immediately west of the Bus Stand
to accommodate Civil Engineering,
the first two years of engineering students, and to supply additional accommodation for lectures and offices. Mechanical, Electrical, Mining and Metallurgy are still housed in the temporary
buildings constructed in 1925, with additions and alterations that have been
made from time to time. Geology
and Forestry have obtained additional
accommodation in the old Applied Science building, now known as Forestry
and Geology. The School of Architecture operates in several huts a block
south of the rest of the Faculty and
Nursing is accommodated in the new
Wesbrook building on University boulevard. Agricultural Engineering avails
itself of some space provided by the
Faculty of Agriculture and the Engineering Physicists spend a good deal
of their senior years in the new Physics
building. At the moment, a small, new
building is being erected to house part
of the Department of Metallurgy. Earlier this year, Chemical Engineering
was established as a Department in
the Faculty of Applied Science after
operating since 1915 as a branch of the
Chemistry Department. The Department has efficiently enlarged its equip-
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
PHOTO   BY   COURTESY    U.   B.   C.   AUDIO-VISUAL   SERVICES
DEAN HENRY C. GUNNING
ment in the rather crowded quarters in
part of the old Science building.
Future Needs
The trend in enrolment in engineering has been sharply upward in the
last two years—nearly twenty-five percent increase each year in the first
year class. We expect that the total
number of students in the Faculty
will more than double in the next decade, with a large percentage of the
increase in the next three years, and
we are planning accordingly. The
new Engineering building should be
adequate, with careful planning of
classes, to accommodate the first two
years of Applied Science and the Department of Civil Engineering. While
it is difficult to estimate the numbers
in the different departments several
years ahead, it seems now that considerable new space will be needed for
Mechanical Engineering in the very
near future and that Chemical and
Electrical may be close competitors.
This is making allowance for continued full use of the existing temporary quarters which should be replaced
as soon as possible.
Curriculum
An active curriculum committee,
with representatives from each department that teaches the engineers, is
continually examining the curriculum
and reports to Faculty at its regular
meetings. A great deal of time has
been spent on the curriculum of the
first two years and the Faculty as a
whole has persisted in its belief that
this part of the training should be the
same for all students and that it must
include adequate instruction in English and the basic sciences of engineering. We have been able to include
a course in Physical Chemistry in the
second year. Analytical Chemistry is
now given in the first year rather than
in two instalments in each of the first
two years. Some adjustments have
been made between phases of Physics
and Engineering Problems so that
basic training in Strength of Materials
is now given in the second year. 1 believe that, thanks to almost superhuman efforts by several instructors, the
training in English has been greatly
improved.
Educational Policy
The principle of a common course
has been hotly debated and has been
difficult to maintain at times because
of the widespread cry for specialization. We feel, however, that our policy
has been justified by results and by the
fact that the pendulum on this continent seems to have swung back in
our direction. A recent report of the
sixty-second annual meeting of the
American Society for Engineering Education, published in the July 9th issue
of "Science", "would have all engineering students study in common almost
five-sevenths of the total course. Only
two-sevenths would be concentrated in
the field of the major. Industrial employers, agreeing with educators, said
that they were unwilling to have colleges sacrifice the sciences and humanities to provide time for studying technology or administration." The same
report stresses the importance of developing the research abilities of engineers and the necessity for broadening their training in the basic sciences
to meet the requirements of a rapidly
expanding technology. Current activity
in atomic power and the tremendous
recent advances in automatic controls
will serve as examples to illustrate the
needs for such broad, basic training.
No University can hope to prepare
graduates as experts in these and the
many other branches of engineering
that are developing so rapidly;—that
ability must come later, through experience and continued study, added
to an adequate knowledge of the fundamentals.
Other Engineering Schools
It is interesting to note that a good
many of the foremost engineering
schools in the United States, including
Columbia, M.I.T. and Carnegie Institute, as well as some State Universities, have recently evolved procedures
whereby students study for three years
in one of a number of chosen nontechnical colleges to obtain a satisfactory basic training in the humanities
and the sciences. Then they proceed
to the engineering school for two
years. On successful completion of
their studies they obtain a B.A. degree
from the original college and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from
the  technical  school.  The schools  be-
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       20 lieve the product should stand a fair
chance of becoming a competent engineer-scientist. These programmes
are not greatly different from ours in
which the training in the first three
years after Junior Matriculation is
given largely by instructors of the
Faculty of Arts and Science. We need
to watch that the training is broad
enough and includes enough of the
Humanities to fit graduates to play
their part in the advancement of human understanding.
Curriculum Changes
In the senior years the predominant
changes in the curricula have been toward the inclusion of more advanced
mathematics and the introduction of
basic training in new fields such as
soil mechanics, electronics, physical
metallurgy, aeronautics, and the like,
with less time devoted to some of the
narrower, specialized techniques. Training in Engineering Physics was instituted in 1946. We have continued, and
where possible, expanded the emphasis on written reports and essays, with
the assistance of the Department of
English. More students are taking advantage of scholarships and other
forms of assistance to pursue graduate
studies and gain experience in the British Isles. Similarly, since the war, we
have benefitted and broadened our outlook by enrolling many foreign students and we are striving to adapt
ourselves to their needs so that they
may obtain the maximum benefits.
Research
One of our continuing and most interesting problems is the encouragement and financing of research in engineering, so that the profession and
industry may benefit and that the
spirit of research may permeate from
Faculty through graduate students to
the undergraduate body. Much has
been accomplished in this respect with
limited funds available  from the Uni-
«0l
PHOTO    BY    COURTESY    U.   B.   C
APPLIED  SCIENCE   BUILDING,   ERECTED   1950
SUAL   SERVICES
PHOTO   BY   COURTESY   U.  B. C. AUDIO-VISUAL   SERVICES
Reginald    W.    Brock,    M.A.,    LL.D.    (Queen's),
F.G.S.,   F.R.G.S.,   first  Dean   of  the  Faculty  of
Applied   Science.    The   photo   is   of   a   painting
by  the  English  artist,   Cecil  Jameson.
versify budget and with the help of
grants ironi Industry and Government Bureaus. Canada is already reaping rich rewards from processes and
structures that originated or were improved in our laboratories. Much remains to he done in this respect. This
year four members of our staff have
visited many of the great research
centres in the British Isles and Europe
and a good many have attended special
meetings or visited institutions on this
continent. Some idea of our activity
in research may be given by listing
several titles of current projects: (1 I
Factors affecting strength of neat
cement and mortar; (2) Model studies
of flood control and sedimentation; (3)
Analysis of the surge tank in hydroelectric projects; (4) Low turbulence
flow in wind tunnels; (5) Corrosion
fatigue of cast steel in tap water; (6)
Extraction of tannin from hemlock
bark; (7) Kinetics of the thermal
cracking of methanes; (8) Phase transformations in the titanium-iron system; (9) Acid pressure leaching processes for recovery of uranium from
sulphide ores by auto-oxidation; (10)
Control of migrating fish by electrical
impulses; (11) Network synthesis with
particular application to communication circuits. These titles are picked at
random from a much longer list I
compiled from five departments during the past year. Other departments
are equally active in their own fields.
The problems are being attacked by
staff, graduate students and, to a lesser extent, by senior undergraduates.
We hope to be able to maintain and
expand such activities as money anil
men become available, in the belief
that basic and applied research are fundamental parts of the educational system  at  university  level.
Public Relations
I believe that a very important part
of the educational programme of any
faculty consists of a close and informal association between that faculty,
its students, and the profession it
serves. We have always been fortunate
in  this   respect  and  we  are  so  today.
The various technical Institutes and
the Association of Professional Engineers continue to take an active, unselfish and helpful interest in tie student body and in our curriculum. Many
faculty members benefit greatly by
their activities in these organizations.
It is my hope that these ties may grow
closer in the  future.
I have not included a discussion of
the accomplishments and aspirations of
our two active Schools because this
can be given more adequately by their
respective Directors.
Leadership
In closing, I would like to recall that
the Faculty of Applied Science at
U.B.C. has reached its present stature
under the guidance of three Deans and
I wish to pay tribute to their labour
and skill. Dean R. W. Brock created
the Faculty and guided it until his
untimely death in 1935. I can recall
trying to follow him up the stairs at
Fairview as he ascended three at a
time. J. N. Finlayson succeeded him in
1936 and retired in 1950, leaving us our
fine new building. He and Mrs. Finlayson are well and he is active in his
profession in Vancouver. H. J. MacLeod succeeded him after many years
as Head of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He
retired as Dean in 1953 and resigned
his teaching duties this year to accept
an appointment as Commissioner of
the B. C. Power Commission. He and
Mrs. MacLeod have moved to Victoria
but we are pleased to see them occasionally  at   Point  Grey.
Frank A. Cooke, B.A. '52, M.Sc.
(Wisconsin), who has spent the past
year as resident seismologist at one of
the world's most northerly seismologi-
cal observatories at Resolute Bay,
Queen Elizabeth Island, N.W.T., in the
Canadian Eastern Arctic Archipelago
(latitude 75 degrees north), will study
at McGill University this winter on a
$3500 Carnegie Arctic Research Scholarship for Ph.D. work in Arctic studies
in the field of geomorphology.
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U. B. C ALUMNI CHRONICLE Graduate Profile—Sherwood Lett
By HIS HONOUR JUDGE ARTHUR E. LORD, B.A. '21
It is difficult to think of any Canadian in public life today who has a
greater record of service and accomplishment than Sherwood Lett. As
lawyer, soldier and scholar he has,
throughout his career, given without
stint of his time and energy in unselfish service to his country and com-
munity.
Mr. Lett's quality of leadership and
his ability as an organizer and administrator were demonstrated early in
life. When his family moved to British
Columbia from Ontario he was ready
to enter McGill University College
which was later taken over by the
University of British Columbia. During his McGill days he occupied executive positions on several university
organizations, and on the opening of
U.B.C. in the Fall of 1915, he was
elected as the first President of the
Alma Mater Society. He and Evelyn
Story, the first President of the Women's Undergrad. Society, and later
to become Mrs. Sherwood Lett, were
given the task of drawing up the first
constitution of the Alma Mater Society. Fate decreed that he would not
complete his attendance for the full
academic year because he enlisted for
service in World War I, but his scholarship standing was such that he was
granted his B.A. degree without the
necessity of writing examinations.
In France, he served with the 46th
Infantry Battalion, and was awarded
the Military Cross. At the end of the
war he returned home with the rank
of brevet captain and resumed his
academic career by being appointed
Rhodes Scholar in 1919. He received
his B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford
in 1922 and, shortly after, entered the
firm of Davis & Co. in Vancouver as
an ardent and ambitious barrister and
solicitor. He is, and has been for some
time, recognized as one of Canada's
foremost authorities on corporation
and income tax law. During the time
he was building his reputation as a
leading lawyer, he was also, apart from
his activtiies in the Reserve Army,
finding time to organize and develop
the Alumni Association of U.B.C, of
which he was President on three different occasions, serving on the Board
of Directors of the Cancer Institute,
Chairman of the Vancouver group of
the Canadian Institute of International
Affairs, President of the Vancouver
Canadian Club, and serving as well
on several other organizations of a
public or semi-public nature. In 1924
he was elected to the Senate of the
University and has been a member of
that body ever since, and in 1935 took
on additional duties as a member of
the Board of Governors, having been
elected a representative from Senate.
He resigned from the Board when he
SHERWOOD   LETT
Captain Oxford University Lacrosse Team, 1922
went overseas in the Second World
War in  1939.
It must not be thought that it was
all work and no play with Mr. Lett.
During his years at Oxford he played
lacrosse for that University and was
captain of the Oxford team, which
travelled to the United States and
competed against universities in that
country. He also earned recognition
as one of B.C.'s best goal keepers
when he played hockey with the well-
known Towers team. Tennis and golf
were also favorite sports, and he is the
proud holder of a trophy bearing evidence   of   having   scored  a   hole-in-one.
Sherwood Lett is probably best
known to the public as a soldier. As
already indicated, he served with distinction in the First World War. On
his return from Oxford he took up his
position as a reserve officer with the
Irish Fusiliers Regiment of Canada,
and eventually assumed command of
that regiment with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
On the outbreak of the second world
war Mr. Lett immediately offered his
services to his country once again. He
had kept in touch with the latest military advancements by attendance at
various staff courses, when he might
well have been enjoying a well-earned
holiday. He reverted to the rank of
major and was soon sent overseas, but
it  was  not  long  before   his  advanced
military knowledge and his qualities as
a leader of men led to his appointment as Commander of the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was in that
capacity that he took part in the raid
on Dieppe in 1942, a battle in which
Canadian units were first engaged in
World War II. Brigadier Lett played
an important role in the planning and
carrying out of that raid, but enemy
fire disabled his craft before reaching
the beach, while he himself, although
very seriously wounded, continued to
direct the duties assigned to him. For
conspicuous bravery and devotion to
duty in this action he was awarded
The  Distinguished Service  Order.
His wound, a very badly smashed
right shoulder, resulted in his return
to Canada where he was again reunited with his family. After many
operations and months of treatment
he regained partial use of his arm, but
such was his spirit and his desire to
be of service that he accepted an invitation to become Deputy Chief of the
General Staff at National Defence
H.Q. He occupied this position during
the years 1943-44, where his expert
knowledge and experience was invaluable in the direction of training for
the Canadian Infantry.
One would think that, after being
so badly wounded and having in mind
his further services, Brigadier Lett had
had enough. But not Sherwood Lett.
Almost before his family could realize
it, he was back in the thick of fighting
in Normandy and France, in charge
of his old Brigade. In July of 1944 he
was again wounded, not as seriously as
before, but badly enough to keep him
from the battle-front until the conclusion of the war. During this tour
of duty he was mentioned several
times in despatches commending his
ability in the handling of his command.
Such is the story of Sherwood Lett
as an active soldier. Few men can
claim to have done so much for their
country, especially as a peace-time
soldier. Recognition of his outstanding
service and ability was made when he
was appointed Honorary Colonel-Commandant of the Royal Canadian Corps
of Infantry, a very high honour greatly cherished by the recipient, and so
well deserved. A further recognition
was made when he was appointed
Commander of the Most Excellent
Order of The  British  Empire.
It was no easy task trying to get
settled again in the practice of law.
Once more his country called on him,
this time to journey to Japan with
several other Canadians to make a report to his government on conditions
in that country. His fellow lawyers in
Vancouver called him to the Presidency of the Vancouver Bar Association,  and  the  lawyers  of  British   Col-
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       22 Field  Marshal Montgomery and  Brigadier Sherwood  Lett,  Europe, World  War II.
umbia elected him as a Bencher of
The Law Society. He also resumed
his  place on  the  University  Senate.
In 1951, Mr. Lett yielded to the
pressure of his many university friends
to allow his name to stand for election
as Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. He was elected by acclamation and has brought further
honour to the University and to himself for the capable manner in which
he has fulfilled that important post.
He was returned for a second three-
year term this Spring, again by acclamation.
Probably the greatest honour which
has been bestowed on this remarkable
man is his appointment as chairman
of the Canadian Group on the Indo-
China Supervisory Commission for
Viet NTam, with the rank of Ambassador. Such an appointment required
a man with a broad knowledge of international affairs, a great understanding of human nature, a clear and sympathetic knowledge of the problems
involved and the patience of a Job.
Canada  is  indeed  fortunate  in  having
such a man in the person of Sherwooc
Lett, and is doubly fortunate in thai:
lie has such a high sense of duty to
his country and fellow men that he
would accept the sacrifices involvec
not only for himself but for his family. His friends have no doubt that his
mission will be carried out with credil
to  himself and his  country.
The University of British Columbia
is indeed proud of this great Canadian,
her most eminent and distinguished
graduate.
*      •      •
Architecture Graduates Organize
A   well-attended   meeting   of   U.B.C
graduates    in     Architecture,    held    or
October    19.    formed    an    Architecture
Division   of   the   Alumni   Association
similar  to  Divisions already  formed ir
Commerce   and   Social   Work.   Officers
elected are: Harry Lee '50,  President
F.   Walker   Scott   '52,   Vice-President
Charles  A. Tiers '51. Secretary-Treasurer;   Members-at-Large,   Charles   W.
Wright   '51,   Ronald   Nairne,   Earl   S.
De Luca '53.
Canadian Bar Association Meets
By Professor A. W. R. Carrothers
The 36th annual meeting of the
Canadian Bar Association was held on
August 30-September 4. 1954, in Winnipeg. Manitoba. Graduates, friends
and faculty of the University played
an active part in the proceedings and
section   meetings   of   the   association.
From the full-time staff of the Faculty of Law were. Dean G. F. Curtis.
Professor G. D. Kennedy, and Assistant Professor A. W. R. Carrothers,
LL.B. '48. Dean Curtis presented a
paper to the Legal Education and
Training Section on ''Some Observations on Professional Standards" and
led discussion in the Junior Bar Section on "Legal F.thics". He was appointed chairman of the International
Law Committee, succeeding Chief Justice McRuer of the High Court of Ontario. Professor Kennedy was Dominion Chairman of the Section on Administration of Civil Justice and was
re-elected for the coming year. Mr.
Carrothers delivered the report of the
British Columbia Section to the Dominion Section on Industrial Relations.
Honorary lecturers in the Faculty
of Law in attendance at the meeting
were Senator J. W. deB. Farris. Hon.
LL.D. '38; Professor Frederick Read
(Professor Emeritus of Law), and M.
M. McFarlane. B.A. '28. Senator Farris, who was a member of the committee for the establishment of the
Faculty of Law in 1945. took an active
part in the discussions in the Section
on Administration of Civil Justice. Mr.
McFarlane was Dominion Chairman of
the Section on Industrial Relations
1952-1954.
Graduates in attendance were General J. A. Clark. Q.C.. Hon. LL.D.
'52, past-president of the Canadian
Bar Association, Hon. R. W. Bonner,
Q.C.. LL.B. '48, Attorney-General of
British Columbia; Hugh E. Botterell
(LL.B. '48), Victoria; W. H. Q. Cameron. B.A. '33, Dominion Secretary of
the Industrial Relations Section, 1952-
1954; Harrison Guild. LL.B. '52. of
Calgary; Vernon R. Hill. B.A. '28: H.
Lyle Jestley, B.Com '31, LL.B.(Alta.)
'34; J. Ross Ker. LL.B. '49. of Ottawa;
D. G. G. LePage. LL.B. '52; David K.
Petapiece, B.A. '37; A. M. Russell, Q.
C B.A. '21. member of a six-man discussion panel on Instate Planning and
Life Insurance for the Insurance Law
Section; J. G. Ruttan. B.A. '33, M.A.,
B.C.L. (Oxon.) '39, Victoria, member
of the Industrial Relations Section;
W. D. C. Tuck, LL.B. '52. and E D. H.
Wilkinson,   B.Com.   '37.
Friends of the University attending
included Mr. Justice A. M. Manson, F.
S. Cunliffe, Q.C.; A. C. DesBrisav,
Q.C.; C. K. Guild, Q.C.; A. W. Johnson, C. E. Morris. H. C. Murray. H.
Alan MacLean, Q.C., Deputy Attorney-General for British Columbia; R.
A. Wootton, Canadian Bar Association
Vice-president for British Columbia,
and  others.
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1921
Gwen   Suttie,   B.A.,  is   returning  to
Japan  following  a  furlough  from  her
missionary work there.
1922
In a letter from Mrs. H. Lloyd Johnstone, (nee Gwen Robson), B.A., we
learn that her husband is now chief
engineer of Dupont of Canada, in
Montreal. Her daughter, Frances,
(McGill graduate), is with the Central Research Laboratory of C.I.L. 54
at McMasterville, Que., while her son,
Lin, is in Fourth Year Engineering at
McGill.
1923
Mrs. H. F. (Anne) Angus, B.A., was
elected vice-chairman of the British
Columbia division at the annual meeting of the family and child welfare
division of the Canadian Welfare Council  at  Toronto.
Helen Crawford, B.A., visited in
Vancouver this summer. Ten years
ago she returned to Scotland, where
she is now a school counsellor in
Glasgow. 1Q2S
Mrs. Everett C Hughes (nee Helen
MacGill), B.A., was in Vancouver this
summer for the wedding of her nephew, Eric Flesher, B.A. '40. Mrs.
Hughes is managing editor of the
American Journal of Sociology, of
which her husband, chairman of the
department of sociology at the University  of  Chicago,  is  editor.
Dorothy  Taylor,   B.A..   was   elected
president   of   the   Canadian   Women's
Press   Club   at   their   Golden   Jubilee
Convention  last June in Toronto.
1927
Mollie Cottingham, B.A., teacher of
Social Studies at John Oliver High
School, Vancouver, was elected secretary-treasurer at the last annual meeting of the B.C. Teachers' Federation.
1931
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Planners   of   1931    twentieth   anniversary   reunion,   June   16,   1951:   A.   T.    R.   (Tommy)
Campbell and Jean  Nichols.
Edith J. Green, B.A., is in Alexandria, Egypt, on a two-year assignment
to help in setting up a Regional College of Nursing as a part of the University of Alexandria—a project of the
World   Health   Organization.
1934
Gwendolyn Clark (nee Armstrong),
B.A., M.A., (Clark, '37), wife of Dr.
Charles E. Clark, is now living in
Bethesda, Maryland, where her husband, who formerly taught mathematics
at Emory University, Georgia, is employed in research work for the
American government. The Clarks
have three children. Myrtle Ann,
Charles Jr. and Vicki.
1938
Phyllis L. Cowan, B.A., is this year
completing her work for the degree of
M.A. in Religion at Union  Seminary,
New  York.     She  has  been  appointed
teacher  of  Bible  and  Christian   Ethics
at  St.  Margaret's  School,  Waterbury,
Conn.    She is also Advisor in Christian
Education at the Parish Church of St.
John's.
J 1941
Patricia M. Gathercole, B.A., former
faculty member of U.B.C, and now instructor in Romance languages at the
University of Oregon, was granted a
Fulbright Award for an Italian seminar during this past summer, which
enabled her to study at the University
of Siena. ^
Marygold V. Nash, B.A.. M.S.W.
(McGill) '46, visited relatives in Vancouver during the summer. She is
Medical Social Worker at the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.
1943
Honoree G. Young, B.A.. girl's counsellor at North Burnaby, has been
elected to the Delegate Assembly of
the American Personnel and Guidance  Association.
1944
Mrs. Glen Lundeen (nee Berta Red-
lich),  B.A., is at American  University
of Beirut. Lebanon, where her husband
is head of the Agriculture Department.
1945
Stella Shopland, B.A., recipient of
the Canadian Chapter award of Delta
Kappa Gamma this year, will complete
her studies for a Master's Degree at
University of Washington.
1947
Nancy Macdonald, B.A., has just returned from 2J/2 years abroad, mostly
spent working in London. Before going to London, she worked for 3yi
years doing research for the economist
of the Royal Bank of Canada. She
then spent five months on the Continent, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Eva Moody (Billie) Williamson,
B.A.Sc.fNurs.), has gone to Colombo,
Ceylon, where she will be public health
instructor in the training school for
nurses, under the auspices of the World
Health Organization.
1948
Mrs. Peder Hvattum (nee Lillian
C. Dyrndahl), B.H.E., is Home Economics teacher at St. Nicholas School,
Seattle.
Patricia Grahame E. Thomson, B.A.,
B.S.W., is now Mrs. Peter Brooks.
Her husband is the executive assistant
to   Peter   Masefield,   head   of   British
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
24 European   Airways.    The   Brooks   live
near   Aylesbury,   Buckinghamshire.
1949
Sheila Weir, B.A., LL.B. '50, is now
one of Canada's nine lady diplomats,
following her success in the latest foreign service examinations. For the
last two years she has worked in the
legal division of the External Affairs
Department, but in the spring expects
to be posted overseas.
1950
Mrs. Douglas Sherlock (Loni), B.A.,
who, as readers of the Chronicle know,
has been spending the past year in
Tokyo, writes of meeting a number of
U.B.C. graduates in Japan, including
Ellen McDougall (nee Ellen Boving),
B.A. '38; also Kay Woodhead, B.A.
'50, B.S.W. '51; Phyllis Mcintosh, B.A.
'46. B.S.W. '50. and Dorothea Powell,
B.A. '49, B.S.W. '50—all with the Red
Cross, and Lieut. Arthur Leake Gale,
B.A. '42, who is with the Canadian
Military Mission. Loni expects to
return to Vancouver in November.
(See letter from Mrs. Sherlock on
page 6 in this issue.)
1952
Anne Hutchison. B.A.. working for
the National Research Council in Ottawa, is one of 47 Canadians awarded
French government scholarships for
study in France. Sylvia Opechowski,
B.A. '54, is also winner of one of these
scholarships.
1953
Margaret Jean Gee, LL.B., British
Columbia's first Chinese woman lawyer, has been called to the bar and
admitted as a solicitor by benchers of
the  Law Societv.
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umni
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form of press clippings or personal letters.
These should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle, 207 Brock Hall. l.Ui.C. for the
next issue not later than November  18,  1934.)
1921
Judge Arthur E. Lord, B.A.. of Vancouver County Court, has been named
by Attorney-General Bonner a royal
commissioner to enquire into settlement of the Doukhobor lands question.
Dr. S. Morley Scott, B.A., Ph.D.
(Mich.), Department of External Affairs, who has just returned from an
extended and important mission in
Japan and Korea, has been appointed
Canadian High Commissioner for
Pakistan.
Dr. Scott is brother of Magistrate
Gordon W. Scott, B.A. '19. Another
brother, Sydney, now retired, was for
many years associated with the Vancouver Province. Dr. Anthony Scott,
B.Com. '46, B.A. '47. Ph.D.(London),
member of the U.B.C. Department of
Economics, is a nephew of the new
High Commissioner.
1922
Dr. James A. Dauphinee, B.A.. M.A.
(Tor.), Ph.D.(Tor.), M.D.(Tor.), Professor of Pathological Chemistry, University   of   Toronto,   represented   the
University of British Columbia at the
celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's LTniversity.
October  13th  to  17th.
Lester  W.   McLennan,   B.A..   B.Sc,
(Oxon.),   represented   the   University
of  British   Columbia  at  the  ceremony
for the dedication of the new Campus
of   San    Francisco   State    College   on
Oct.  16.
1923
Rev. Harold T. Allen, B.A., B.D..
was delegate of Vancouver Council of
Churches at the World Congress of
Mental Health, held recently in Tc-
ronto.
Mr. Justice John V. Clyne, B.A., has
been appointed by the provincial government to investigate irregularities in
the sale and distribution of milk in
B.C.
Mr. Justice Clyne, who is provincial
president of the Council of St. John,
was recently admitted as a commander
brother in the Order. The admissions
are sanctioned by Her Majesty the
Queen.
Gordon L. Landon, B.S.A., has been
appointed director of agricultural development and extension for the Provincial Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Landon is a member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada and cf
the B.C. Institute of Agrologists. He
has been poultry commissioner at New
Westminster since 1946.
1924
Leslie K. Bickell, B.A.Sc. chief
chemist of Alaska Pine and Cellulose
Limited for the past 16 years, has been
appointed to the newly-created post
of technical service director in the cellulose division. He will work wit i
W. A. Bain, B.A.Sc. '26. manager cf
the cellulose division, to provide increased liaison between production and
sales departments and the company's
new   research   division.
Mr. Bickell is a member of the technical association of the Pulp and Paper
industry, and has been a member of
the sulp'iite committee of the technical
section of the Canadian Pulp and Paper  Association.
Robert G. McKee, B.A.Sc. has been
appointed assistant chief forester in
charge of operations for the Department of Lands and Forests in Victoria.
Freleigh Fitz Osborne, B.A.Sc. Ph.
D.(Yale), was awarded the Degree of
Doctor of Science, "cum laude", by
Laval University, at the June Convocation.
Carl Tolman, B.A., M.Sc.(Yale), Ph.
D.(Yalc),   has   been   appointed   Vice-
Chancellor  and   Dean   of  Faculties   at
Washington LTniversity, St. Louis, Mc.
1925
Eric J. Dunn, B.A., M.A.(Wash.),
has been appointed an inspector of
schools by Education Minister, Ray
Williston. Mr. Dunn has been principal of the Alberni Junior-Senior High
School since 1927. His wife is the
former Phyllis Partridge,  B.A.  '23.
Dr. Homer A. Thompson, B.A., AL
A.. Ph.D.(Mich.). LL.D.. F.R.S.C, F.
B.A., will represent the University of
British Columbia at the Third University Convocation of the Bicentennial Year of Columbia LTniversity, to be
held on Sunday, October 31st, at the
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.
New  York   City.
1926
Dr. Russell Palmer, B.A.. M.D., CM.
(McGill), was elected vice-president
of the Northern Pacific Society of Internal Medicine at the group's twenty-
seventh annual convention held in Victoria in September. Dr. Palmer presented a paper dealing with his work
in connection with the kidney to over
100 delegates who attended the convention from Washington. Oregon.
Idaho,  Montana and  B.C.
Dr. Harry L. Purdy, B.A.. MA.. Ph.
D.(Chicago), has been named executive vice-president of the B.C. Electric
Co. with responsibility for the firm's
general sales division and industrial
relations sub-division in addition to
transit and gas. At the same time Mr.
John H. Steede, B.A.Sc, was named
chief engineer of the company. Mr.
Steede is a member of the council of
the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C. Mrs. Steede is the former Nora L. Higgs, B.A.Sc.(Nurs.) '27.
1927
Herbert H. Grantham, B.A., M.A..
vice-principal of Vancouver Normal
School, has left for Aman. Jordan,
where he will set up a training school
for science teachers under UNESCO.
1928
H. Leslie Brown, B.A., has been
posted from Ottawa to a new appointment in Venezuela. With his wife,
Ruth, he will visit Vancouver in November  before  proceeding  to   Caracas.
James   E.   Brown,   B.A.,   M.A..   former   inspector   of   municipalities,    has
been    appointed    deputy    minister    of
municipal   affairs   at   Victoria.
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CLASS   REUNION
FACULTY CLUB
6:30   p.m.,   Friday,   November   5.
Lionel H. Laing, B.A.. M.A.(Clark).
M.A.(Harv.). Ph.D.(Harv.). Professor of Political Science, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, was a recent
visitor in BC He is enjoying a sabbatical year and plans to visit New
Zealand,   Australia   and   South   Africa.
Thomas Tohru Ogawa, B.A.Sc, is
manager of Alaska-Wrangell Mills.
Inc.. Seattle, and director of C. T. Ta-
kahashi & Co.. import-export firm. Mr.
Ogawa writes that be "has been completely out of touch with U.B.C. and
his classmates, having lived in Seattle,
Alaska, New York, Idaho. Virginia.
New   Mexico".
1930
Peter Grossman, B.A., is the new
assistant librarian of Vancouver Public Library. He was president of the
Canadian Librarv Association from
1953-54.
25        LJ. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE 1931
Ronald Grantham, B.A., M.A., a
former editor of the Ubyssey, is now
Associate Editor of the Ottawa Citizen.
Herbert H. Griffin, B.A., who has
been on the legal staff of B.C. Power
Commission since 1946, was named
Commissioner by Premier W. A. C.
Bennett in July. Mr. Griffin was called
to the Bar in 1934 and practised law
in Smithers and in Vancouver. During
the Second World War he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery, returning with the rank of major
in   1946.
1932
Robert F. Sharp, B.A., D.Paed.
(Tor.), who was recently appointed
superintendent of Vancouver schools,
has been named by the provincial government to complete the term of Mr.
H. N. MacCorkindale on the Senate of
the  University of  British  Columbia.
John A. R. Wilson, B.A., is reported
in a letter from his wife (nee Nora M.
Mains, B.A.) to have taken his Doctorate in 1951. He is now teaching in
the Educational Department, Santa
Barbara College, California, where he
is Director of Student Teachers. Mrs.
Wilson, last year, was relief teacher of
Latin and French at Santa Barbara
High School. They have two sons.
John,  Wyi, and Douglas, 8.
1933
Howard D. Cleveland, B.Com.. was
recently  appointed  president  of  Neon
Products of Western Canada, Limited,
Vancouver.
William E. Lucas, B.A., B.Paed.
(Tor.), who has been school inspector
in the Trail district for the past nine
years, has been appointed assistant
municipal inspector for the school district of West and North Vancouver.
Francis J. Orme, B.A., B.Paed.
(Tor.), has been appointed an inspector of schools by Education Minister
Ray Williston. Mr. Orme has been
principal of Campbell River Elementary-Senior High School. He previously
taught in Peace River, Fraser Valley
and Okanagan, and he served with the
R.C.A.F.
1935
Douglas W. Mills, B.Com., has been
made superintendent of routing, planning and scheduling for the B.C. Electric   Co.
1937
Douglas   G.   Chamberlain,   B.A.,   B.
Ed., who has been principal  of Rossland   Junior-Senior   High   School,   has
been appointed an inspector of schools.
1938
H. Donald Cameron, B.A., has been
appointed assistant to the vice-president  of  Canadian   Pacific  Airlines.
William L. Stirling, B.A., LL.B.,
member of the Vancouver legal department for the past four years, and a
former South Burnaby High School
teacher, has been appointed Burnaby's
first full-time municipal solicitor.
1940
Ian T. Cameron, B.A.Sc, former as-
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Harold   P.   J.    Moorehead,   B.A.Sc.   '33,   Chief
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to Vancouver.
sistant district forester for Vancouver
forest district, has been appointed head
of the forest protection division of the
B.C.   Forestrv   Department.
John G. Kirk, B.A., M.A.(Wash.),
principal of Duke of Connaught High
School, New Westminster, and formerly on the teacher training staff at
U.B.C, has been named an inspector
of schools. District eleven.
H. Basil O. Robinson, B.A., who is
attached to the High Commissioner's
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26 Canadian cricket team that had a successful tour in Britain this summer.
The team made Canadian cricket history by playing a test match against
Pakistan.
A. L. Swanson, 15.A., M.D., CM.
(McGill), has resigned his appointment
as executive director and editor. Canadian Hospital Association. Toronto,
to become administrator at the new
550-bed University of Saskatchewan
Hospital in Saskatoon, as of October 1.
Douglas H. Worth, B.A., represented the University of British Columbia
at the inauguration of the new president of the Western College for Women on  Oct. 9th.  at  Oxford,  Ohio.
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A.  R.  M.  (Ron)  Stewart,  B.A.Sc. '40, promoted
to  plant engineer,  Powell  River  Company
1941
William R. Barclay, B.A., Ph.D., is
the winner of a $13,000 fellowship in
New York. Dr. Barclay is an assistant
professor of medicine at the University
of Chicago.
Rupert   Fulton,   B.A.,   has   been   appointed court registrar for the  County
of   New   Westminster.
1942
R. Keith Porter, B.Com.. who joined
Lever Bros, as a sales trainer in 1940.
has been appointed vice-president and
general manager of Thomas I. Lipton,
Limited, with headquarters in Toronto.
1943
Hugh U. Hall, B.Com., M.B.A.. has
been elected one of the directors and
officers of the Mitchell Insurance Agencies  Ltd..  Vancouver.
E. Douglas Sutcliffe, B.A.Sc. M.A.
Sc(Tor.), who since 1949 has been
director of planning and scheduling
for the BC. Electric Co., has been
named Executive Assistant to the general manager of transportation.
1944
Dr. Lome Kerr McAdam, B.A.. B.
Ed., has been appointed dean and counsellor of students at Arkansas College.
Batesville, Ark. He previously taught
school in New Westminster, and was
later professor of psychology and education at Westminster College, Mo.
1945
John R. P. Powell, B.A.Sc. is appointed  executive  assistant  to  Dr.  H.
L.   Purdy,   executive   vice-president   of
the  B.C.  Electric Co.
Roderic (Dod) F. Sexsmith, B.A.Sc.
with his wife and daughter, were on
holiday this summer in Vancouver
from Bahrain Island, Persian Gull.
Rod has been connected with the Bahrain    Petroleum    Company    since    hi<
graduation.
1946
Gordon R. Bell, B.S.A., has received
the degree of Master of Science at
Iowa   State   College.
Kenneth A. Devlin, B.S.A., has received his Ph.D. in horticulture at
Washington   State   Universitv.
Clifford   J.   Hill,   I! Com..   C V.   ha-
been   elected   a   director  and   officer   of
the   Mitchell   Insurance  Agencies  Ltd..
Vancouver.
1947
Dr. Earl McK. Butterworth, B.S.A..
M.S.A., has been awarded a fellowship by the University of California
to continue research on metabolism,
using  radio-active  tracer  techniques.
Dr. and Mrs. T. Harvey Edwards
visited Vancouver during the summer.
Dr. Edwards, B.A.. M.A., is professo-
of physics at Michigan State College.
His wife is the former Ivy R. Pronger,
B.A.   '45.
Gerald B. Kennedy, B.S.A.. who
joined the meteorological service in
1947. is on loan to the R.C.A.F. a:
headquarters in Ottawa. He is currently administrative assistant to the
Department of Transport's meteorological   adviser  to   the   R.C.A.F.
E. T. "Ted" Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc.
and his wife (nee Barbara Kelsberg,
B.A.). have left for Pittsburgh. Penn..
where Ted will take post-graduate
work in the department of Mech. Eng.,
Carnegie Institute of Technology. Ted.
a former A.M.S. president, has held an
important position with F. D. Bolton
Ltd. His wife was also a member of
Students'   Council.
Norman Klenman, B.A.. is now in
Ottawa, where he is working on tele-
vision films for the National Film
Board.
Dave A. Wilson, B.A., B.S.F. '48.
has recently completed his work on his
Ph.D. at Berkeley. California, and has
moved   to   Montreal.
Dr.   Douglas   E.   Yates,   B.A..   since
July    ha-    been    doing    post-graduate
work in surgery at Shaughnessy Mili-,
tarv   Hospital.
1948
S. B. Arnason, B.S.A., has been ap
pointed fieldman for the Federal Live
stock branch  in  B.C.
Donald Ferguson, Arts '48, is head
of the North American desk at Reuters
in London.
Rev. David F. Hayward, LL.B., and
his wife (nee Ruby Dunlop, B.A. '49).
have left as missionaries to India under the Baptist Church. A former
president of the "Jokers' Club" ai
U.B.C, Mr. Hayward practised law ir
Kelowna before leaving for Hamiltor
where he studied theology and was
ordained. His wife was the only fresh-
ette  at  U.B.C.  ever  to  be  selected  as
Queen  of  the   Mardi   Gras.
Colin A. Sabiston, B.Com.. has won
the gold medal for highest marks in
Canada   in   advanced   cost   accounting.
Dr. G. Bonar Sutherland, B.A.. Ph.
D.( Stanford), chemistry research fellow at California Institute of Technology, was a leading participant in
the fifth Alaskan Science Conference
in Anchorage Sept. 7-10. He gave a
report on his research on the physiological  effects   of  cold.
John   E.   Wardroper,   B.A.,   is   now
working  as  a  sub-editor  on  the   Daily
Express.  Fleet St., London.
1949
Douglas C. Basil, B.Com., has received the degree of Ph.D. in economics and commerce from Northwestern University, and has been appointed an assistant professor in management at the School of Commerce
there. Dr. Basil's wife is the former
Margaret Pitcairn,  B.A.  '48.
William T. Burrows, B.S.A.. M.S.A.
(Wash. State), has been appointed research officer at the Saanichton Experimental   Station.
Stanley J. Heywood, B.A., B.Ed..
M.A.(Chicago), received the degree of
Ph.D. in education at the University
of  Chicago  in  June.
John S. Morrison, B.A., received the
degree of Master of Education at Boston  Universitv in June.
Allan G. Mungall, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
who is with the National Research
Council, Ottawa, has received his Ph.
D.  in physics  at  McGill University.
Hans L. Pearson, B.A.Sc, M.A., has
been appointed instructor in mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, where he is doing
post-graduate work.
Ross C. Rathie, B.P.E.. has been
awarded a Master of Science (Education) degree at Syracuse University
New   York.
1950
Frank S. Boxall, B.A.Sc. M.A.Sc.
(Stanford), has been awarded a $3300
scholarship by General Electric Company to continue his studies in electric
circuit   design.
L. John Creery, B.A.. LL.B., has
joined the staff of the Department of
Justice,   Ottawa.
Robert Wm. Graham, B.A., music
teacher at Templeton Junior High
School, has left for Ethiopia to teach
orchestral and band music in Addis
Ababa.
Frank T. Kennedy, B.P.E.. has been
awarded a bursary for post-graduate
training in physical education by the
physical fitness division of the Federal
Health Department. He will attend
the  University  of  Oregon.
James   M.   Sandison,   B.A.,   who   is
studying at the University of London,
has   had   his   I.O.D.E.   scholarship   renewed   for  another   year.
1951
John K. Cavers, B.A.Sc, has taken
a position with F. D. Bolton Ltd.
Lieut.     Milam     H.     Lamb,     B.A..
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R.C.A.M.C, returned during the summer from Korea where he served as a
military hospital administrator.
D. H. Polonis, B.A.Sc, has had his
International Nickel Company of Canada scholarship renewed.
1952
Thomas Franck, B.A., LL.B., has
been appointed assistant professor of
law at  the  University  of  Nebraska.
James Y. Johnstone, B.Arch. '52.
M.R.A.I.C, Des. R.C.A., has graduated
with first class honours from the Royal
College of Art, London, where he has
been studying under benefit of a scholarship of $3000 awarded him in the
autumn of 1952 by the National Industrial Design  Council,  Ottawa.
He is at present working with a firm
of industrial designers in London.
Vaughan Lyon, B.A.. and his wife
(nee Nonie Donaldson, B.A. '51, B.S.
W. '52), left for England in September.
Mr. Lyon is the winner of a travelling
fellowship endowed in the name of the
late Prime Minister Mackenzie King,
and he will study at the LTniversity of
London  for one  year.
C. Patrick S. Taylor, B.A.. Rhodes
Scholar for 1952, received his B.A.(Oxon.) with honours in physics. Recipient of a Lalor Foundation fellowship,
he has entered the University of Pennsylvania to study for his Ph.D. at the
Johnson Foundation for Medical Physics.
1953
Thomas P. Fee, LL.B., and Thomas
M.Sutherland, LL.B., have been called
to the Bar.
Maghbir Singh Basi, B.A., who was
president of the A.M.S. and of the National Federation of Canadian University Students, received his master's
degree in Public Administration at
Harvard in June. Travelling on a
Youth Foundation Fellowship, he will
visit Europe, India, Burma, Ceylon
and Indonesia before returning to Harvard in 1955 to work for his Ph.D.
Patrick Thomas, B.A., won the
Co-operative Commonwealth Youth
Movement public speaking contest in
Edmonton  in  Julv.
D. W. S. Westlake, B.S.A., has been
awarded a $1000 Agricultural Institute
of Canada scholarship for advanced
study  in  agricultural  microbiology.
1954
Peter R. Collins, B.A.. has been
awarded a Woodrow Wilson fellowship, and is continuing his modern
language  studies  at  Harvard.
Peter D. Lowes B.A.(Cantab.). LL.
B.; Reginald J. S. Moir, LL.B.. and
James B. Watson, LL.B., were called
to  the  Bar in  July.
Gordon Oates, B.A.Sc, has been
awarded an Athlone Engineering Fellowship. He has left for England
where he will divide his time between
the Rolls-Royce factory and the LTniversity  of  Birmingham.
John H. B. Rye, B.A., has been appointed, through the French Embassy
in Ottawa, to a teaching position in a
high  school in  France.
Regional Alumni Scholarship
Committee
The following Alumni assisted Dean
Gage and the LT.B.C. Scholarship
Committee in the selection of winners
in the various regions: East Kootenay
—J. W. Stewart, B.A.Sc. '39, Chairman; J. M. Wolverton, B.A.Sc. '24;
A. G. Stirling, B.A.Sc. '34—all of
Kimberley; West Kootenay—W. K.
Gwyer, B.A.Sc. '36, Chairman; O. E.
Niedermann, B.A.Sc. '26; J. Cameron,
B.Com. '48; J. H. Armstrong, B.A.Sc.
'37—all of Trail; and D. F. Rice,
B.A.Sc. '35 of Rossland; South Okanagan & Boundary—A. K. Macleod,
B.A. '34, Chairman, West Summer-
land; Mrs. J. C. Wilcox, B.A. '32;
Dr. D. L. Mcintosh, B.S.A. '48—both
of Summerland; North Okanagan &
Thompson—Mrs Helen D. Stevens,
Chairman; J. D. Gregson, B.A. '49; H.
Keary DeBeck, B.S.A. '40. all of
Kamloops; Skeena—Scott McLaren,
B.A. '35, Chairman; T. W. Brown,
Q.C., B.A. '25; St. John Madeley,
B.A. '33—all of Prince Rupert; North
Central—Frank S. Perry, LL.B. '48,
Chairman; W. C. Phillips, B.A.Sc.
'35—both of Prince George; Greater
Vancouver and Howe Sound—F. C.
Boyes, B.A. '28, Chairman; Hugh J.
Hodgins, B.A.Sc. '28; Bruce L. Robinson, B.Com. '36; Miss Freda Paling,
B.A. '47; Miss Aileen Mann, B.A. '37;
Mrs. Morris Belkin, B.A. '40; all of
Vancouver, and W. Bain, B.A.Sc. '48,
of West Vancouver; New Westminster
& Fraser Valley—G. L. Landon, B.S.A.
'23, Chairman; Miss Dorothy Taylor,
B.A. '26; Miss Janet Gilley, B.A. '20,
all of New Westminster; Greater Vancouver & Lower Vancouver Island—-
Roy H. Temple, B.A. '31, Chairman;
Mrs. W. G. Demsey; Mr. W. McGub-
bin—all of Victoria; Upper Vancouver
Island and Powell River—Dewar B.
Cooke, B.A.Sc. '49, Chairman; Douglas Greer, B.A. '49; Mrs. Dewar B.
Cooke, B.A. '43—all of Nanaimo.
•      •      •
U. B. C. Graduates Appointed to
Vancouver General  Hospital
Among appointees to the Medical
Staff of Vancouver General Hospital
for the year 1954-55 are the following
Alumni: Resident staff: Campbell J.
Coadv, B.A. '45, M.D. (McGill) '49;
John U. Coleman, B.A. '30, M.D. (Toronto) '35; Darryl K. Foerster, B.A.
'47, M.D. (Toronto) '51; Leonard C.
Jenkins, B.A. '48, M.D. (McGill) '52;
lohn A. McConnell, B.A. '46. M.D.
(Western) '53: Hugh S. Miller, B.A.
'47, M.D. (McGill) '52: Kenneth S.
Morton. B.A. '46. M.D. (McGill) '50.
Internes: Peter T. Abear, B.A. '47,
M.D. (London, St. George's Hospital),
'54: David L. Collins, B.A. '30. M.D.
(McGill) '54; J. L. Gilmour, B.A. '50,
M.D. (Toronto) '54; John W. Ibbott,
B.A. '50, M.D. (McGill) '54; Robin G.
McCreery, B.A. '50, M.D. (Western)
'54; A. Edward W. Trites, B.A. '50,
M.D.  (McGill)  '54. L. E. R.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
28 The Faculty
President MacKenzie was in Banff,
Alta. for the School of Advanced Management Executive Meeting August
31 and September 1. Later, in Vancouver, he gave the opening address
at the LTnited Nations Seminar for
High School Students, held at U.B.C.
Also in early September, he attended
the Council of Commonwealth University   Presidents   in   Kingston.   Ont.
Dean G. F. Curtis, B.A., LL.B.,
B.C.L.. LL.D., Head of the Law Faculty, U.B.C, received an Honorary
LL.D. degree from the University of
New Brunswick on October 15 at Fall
Convocation held in the Kent-Odeon
Theatre, St. John, N.B.
Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew, Deputy
to the President, attended a conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations at Kioto, Japan, September 27 to
October 8. On October 10 he visited
Tokyo for a second conference as a
member of a Canadian delegation representing the Canadian Institute of
International Affairs.
Professor Charlotte Black, Director.
School of Home Economics, attended
the 19th annual convention of the
Canadian Dietetic Association held
during June in Halifax.
Dr. Norman Epstein, Instructor in
Chemical Engineering, has recently
been granted the Annual Award of
Merit given by the American Chemical
Society for the best paper presented
at its annual Chemical Engineering
Symposium. Dr. Epstein who attended
the 20th Annual Chemical Engineering
Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
last December, was co-author of a
paper on "Fluid Flow Through Assemblages  of Spheres."
Professor F. A. Forward, Head of
the Department of Mining and Metallurgy, spent several weeks in Europe
during the early fall attending meetings
of the 27th International Congress of
Applied Chemistry at Brussels, and
of the Institute of Metals at Zurich.
He presented a paper at the first-
named.
Dr. John K. Friesen, Director of the
Department of Extension, represented
western Canada at conferences with
educational representatives of all the
nations of Western Europe this past
summer. He was with nine other
North American educators, travelling
on a Carnegie and Ford Foundation
fellowship.
Dr. Harry B. Hawthorn, Professor
of Anthropology, was one of the Vancouver representatives for the conference at Banff on Canadian Leadership
for Young Adults in Inter-Group relations, the first ever held in Western
Canada.
Miss Mary Holder, Assistant Professor, School of Home Economics,
was elected vice-president of the Canadian Dietetic Association at its annual
meeting in  Halifax this summer.
Dr.  A.  W.  Matthews,   Dean  of the
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Classics
Faculty of Pharmacy, was named head
of the Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties during the annual
convention of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association in Halifax in September.
During a four-month honeymoon
trip to England this past summer, Professor G. V. Parkinson, Department of
Mechanical Engineering, took the opportunity of visiting centres of research in aeronautics in Canada, England, and the LTnited States, including
the LTniversity of Toronto. M.I.T.,
Harvard. The College of Aeronautics
at Cranfield, The National Physical
Laboratory at Teddington, the Imperial College of the University of London, and the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. (See Article in
this  issue.)
Dr. Harry V. Warren, Professor of
Mineralogy, was engaged in geo-
chemical work for Kcnnco Explorations (Canada) Limited which took
him to eastern and western Canada as
well as Colorado and Idaho.
Professor E. D. McPhee, Director of
the School of Commerce, was made
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at an organization meeting of the
School of Advanced Management, held
at Banff, August 31 to September 1.
This School has been set up by representatives of the four Western universities and will give a 6-weeks course
each year, admitting 70 Canadian students per year from among applicants
who hold executive positions in industry,commerce, financial institutions and
the Armed Services. Professor McPhee
is in charge of the curriculum.
Professor T. M. C. Taylor, B.A. '26.
Ph.D.(Tor.), has been appointed to
succeed Professor Emeritus A. H.
Hutchinson as Head of the Department  of  Biology  and  Botany.
Dr. Harold E. Taylor, Associate
Director of Pathology at Vancouver
General Hospital, has been made Professor and Head of the Department of
Pathology,  in  succession  to  Dr.  Wil
liam  Boyd, who retired June 30,  1954.
Dr. Maxwell L. Howell, B.A., M.A.,
Ed.D.(Calif.), has been appointed Instructor in the Department of Physical
Education. Dr. Howell is an all-round
athlete. having played basketball,
rugby and cricket and taken part in
track sports. He is known to U.B.C.
Rugby fans as a brilliant three-quarter, first on the Australian Wallabies
and more recently, when he played
with the  California  Bears.
Professor H. Douglas Whittle,
School of Physical Education, is on
a year's leave of absence on Ph.D.
work at the  University of Oregon.
Richard Penn, B.P.E. '49. has resigned his Instructorship in the School
of Physical Education to enter on a
business  career.
Miss Shirley Lewis, B.P.E. '52,
M.Sc. (U.C.L.A.), was recently made
Instructor in the School of Physical
Education. She will this year coach
the Thunderette Basketball Team,
having herself plaved on the team in
1949 and 1950.
Mr. Ralph Loffmark, BA. (Toronto),
M.B.A. (Wharton School of Finance),
graduate of Osgoode Hall and member of the Bar of Ontario and British
Columbia, has joined the faculty of
the School of Commerce as an Instructor in Accounting and Law.
Other new faculty appointments include: Dr. Jan Wolff, formerly with
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Assistant Professor of Physiology;
Dr. K. A. Evelyn, of McGill University
and the Royal Victoria Hospital, "Montreal, Professor of Experimental Medicine; K. D. Naegele, formerly of McGill, Columbia, Harvard and Oslo
Universities, Assistant Professor of Sociology; Miss Helen Codere, formerly
of Vassar College, Visiting Lecturer
in Anthropology; Dr. F. E. Bryans,
formerly of the LTniversity of Toronto.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology; Otto Reischer, of Arlington. Va., special lecturer in Slavonic Studies; Dr. C. C. Robinson of
Vancouver General and Shaughnessy
Memorial Hospitals. Associate Professor of Paediatrics; and Dr. Eric Vol-
kert Bohn, Assistant Professor. Department of  Electrical   Engineering.
Phil Keatley, B.A. '51—and Mrs.
Keatley (Elizabeth)—will spend a year
of study in drama in the U.K. and on
the Continent. He is well known in
drama circles in Vancouver, having
been given the award for selection of
the best play ("Volpone"), for the best
Director and for the best leading role
in the 1952 B.C. Drama Festival.
John L. Harr, B.A. '50. Assistant
Director of University Department of
Extension, and an active member of
several professional societies in B.C.,
including CI.I.A., the United Nations
Association and Vancouver Institute,
of which he was secretary, has been
appointed Liaison Officer for Alberta
for the Department of Citizenship and
Immigration.
29       U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE U. B. C. at British Empire
and Commonwealth Games
By Bus Phillips, U.B.C. Athletics  Director.
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Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile for the first time in  human history, at Oxford  on
Thursday,  May  6,   1954.   Time  3:59.4.    (See  Editorial  note  p.   5.)
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The University of British Columbia
Campus resembled a three-ring circus
in the three-week period preceding and
during the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. The new Pool, the
Oval, and the Empire Village each
came in for its share of attention, as
thousands of citizens and tourists
flocked to the campus to admire the
Commonwealth athletes during their
training sessions, and to seek their autographs. Working behind the scenes
were dozens of University officials who
voluntarily gave their time and experience for a long period to assure the
success of the Games organization.
The contribution which the University
has made, both in staff and facilities,
was, according to top B.E.G. officials,
public relations at its best, and hundreds of athletes returned to their native land with fond memories of the
Campus, their "home away from
home".
When LT.B.C.'s mile and three-mile
ace, Peter Harris, showed his heels to
Bill Parnell in a 4:17 mile earlier in
the year, things appeared to be looking up for his chances to match strides
with the world's top milers at the 1954
British Empire and Commonwealth
Games in Vancouver. Early in June
Peter's injury-plagued leg received another set-back when he plowed through
four inches of clay and mud at Kelowna, to win the Interior 3-mile championship. This was Peter's last complete effort until after the Games, for
his leg refused to respond to treatment,
and he was forced to drop out of the
Canadian Trials, unable to fulfill a
life-long   ambition.
Peter's running mate is Doug Kyle,
and these two who make a "Mutt and
Jeff" combination, are familiar sights
as they stride along University Boulevard. Doug's persistence and stamina
brought him a new Evergreen Conference 2-mile record this spring, and
in the Canadian Trials, a new Canadian 6-mile record. Doug entered the
6-mile event at the Games, with the
firm intention of keeping up with the
pace-makers — and Britain's distance
runners are the world's best. The tremendous pace which was set would
have left Doug, a good lap in the rear,
even when he ran his best clip. He faltered, swayed uncertainly, and finally
collapsed at the end of the 19th lap.
Doug Kyle would have set a longstanding Canadian record, but his tremendous competitive spirit would not
allow him to set his own pace. In the
3-mile event he was forced to drop out,
for the other race had left him without
sufficient strength to carry through to
the   finish.
A slim, dark-haired freshette from
LT.B.C is Alice Whitty, who, though
young in years, is a veteran competitor in the women's high jump. Alice
has worn Canada's Maple Leaf at previous British Empire and Olympic
Games. During the Canadian Trials
she showed that she was of world
standard by clearing the bar at 5 ft. 3V*
U. B. C ALUMNI CHRONICLE
30 ins., to break the existing Canadian
record, made in 1928 by Ethel Cather-
wood, and equalled bv Margaret Bell
in 1936.
In the Games, against the best of
the Commonwealth and Empire, Alice
was beaten only by Thelma Hopkins
of Ireland and Dorothy Tyler of England. She jumped 5 ft. 3 ins., the same
as Tyler, but took 3rd place because
of the greater number of times she
had missed.
The victorv of the Thunderbird crew
over the Thames Rowing Club by 3
lengths over a 2000 metre course, was
an event quite unique in the annals of
rowing. It is a tribute not only to the
skill, physique and condition of each
crew member, but also to the magnificent coaching of Frank Read. By their
victory they brought glory to Canada,
high renown to their Alma Mater and
the utmost credit to themselves. We
hope nothing will prevent their being
able to take part in the Royal Henley
Regatta   next  summer.
Facts About Rowin
By Frank Read, Coach of Thunderbird Crew
A Proud Record
In the years 1950 and '51 our competition was limited to Oregon State
College and the University of Washington. Against these two Universities
our crews turned in some very fine
performances. In 1952 we were invited
to compete at the Newport Harbour
Inter-collegiate Rowing Regatta. Also
competing were the varsity crews from
California. Southern California, U.C.L.A., Stanford, Oregon State, and this
year the LT.S. Naval Academy. An
oarsman in any of these crews bas
probably had at least 4 years' rowing
experience and the crews quite often
have rowed as a crew for 2, 3 or more
years as in the case of the navy crew;
6 of them had rowed together in the
1952 Olympics, which, incidentally,
they won. In comparison, our crew
will have been together for approximately 2 months and quite often 3 or
4 of the boys will have had only that
amount  of  rowing  experience.
Nevertheless, in 1952, we were second to California in our heat by \l/2
lengths. California went on to win the
finals while we won the consolation
race over Southern California, LT.C-
L.A. and Oregon State. On June 14,
1952, we competed at the Olympic
Trials at St. Catherines, Out., against
the Hamilton Leanders, St. Catherines
Rowing Club, Toronto Dons and the
Toronto Argonauts. We finished second to the Toronto Argonauts. At
Newport in 1953 we again came second
to California in our heat, this time by
y2 length. California won the finals and
in the consolation race we finished
second to Southern Cal., although we
had beaten them in our heat. In 1954
we were again second to Cal. in our
heat this time by y2 second. Cal. lost
to Navy in the finals and in the consolation race Stanford nipped us at the
finish by 1/5 sec. after we had led all
the way. Our decisive win at the
B.E.G. trials rather upset the eastern
clubs and it is no exaggeration to say
that our win over the English crew at
the games on August 4th was the biggest upset in the history of rowing.
Financing
The University has no rowing quar
ters or equipment of its own and must
rely on the Vancouver Rowing Club
for these facilities. A student wishing
to row must become a member of the
V.R.C. The dues are S7.50 for the fall
season and 87.50 for the spring season.
This the student pays personally. In
fairness to the V.R.C. it must be admitted that the dues do not begin to
offset the expenses involved with regard to U.B.C. rowing at the club.
One broken barge oar (and there are
many broken) costs $25.00, one racing
sweep oar. 145.00. Other items of expense are. damage to equipment, maintenance of equipment, hot water for
showers, electric light, etc.. etc. On the
other hand, the V.R.C. has received
many benefits directly due to LT.B.C
activities, such as new equipment that
they would not have received had it
not  been   for   LT.B.C   rowing.
In   addition   to   the   annual   U.B.C.
Rowing grant from A.M.S. funds and
the considerable sums which the crew
members themselves have spent in
their determination to stay together
and row for the Varsity, they have received generous financial help from
their parents, from the Vancouver
Rowing Club, and from Colonel Victor
Spencer, who has come to their aid
with substantial sums at critical times.
Tn these ways they were able to make
the journey to Los Angeles in 1952,
and to St. Catherines in the same year
to compete in the Canadian Olympic
Trials. The Vancouver Rowing Club
paid return express expenses for shipping the shell to and from St. Catherines. In 1953 and 1954 they travelled
to Newport, California, by bus at their
own  expense.
On to Henley and the  Olympics
With most of this year's crew returning for another year, it is our hope
that this crew will continue to improve
and, at the Newport Regatta next
spring, make a showing that will prove
them worthy of a chance at the Grand
Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley
next July. If this should become a reality, it would be the first time a Canadian eight has competed at the Royal
Henley, and you may rest assured
your crew would do their utmost to
bring further honours to U.B.C. It is
also not beyond the realms of possibility that at the 1956 Olympics a
I .B.C. eight will represent  Canada.
The problems ahead are great and,
if U.B.C. rowing is to be successfully
developed, both moral and financial
support will be required. The future
rests with the University and Alumni.
WILL   ROWING  LIVE   OR   DIE?
PHOTO BY COURTESY  VANCOUVER   FROVINCE
Thunderbird  Rowing   Crew,  B.E.G.  Champions.   From   left:  Ken   Drummond,  Doug   McDonald,  Tom
Toynbee  (Captain),  Mike  Harris,  Frank  Read   (Coach),  Laurie  West  (partly  hidden).  Glen   Smith,
Herman Zloklokovitz, Phil Kueber (spare). Bob Wilson; in front, Ray Sierpina( Cox).
31
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Campus News and Views
By  Danny  Goldsmith, A.M.S. Public Relations Officer
PHOTO  BY COURTESY   U. B. C. AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES
STUDENT COUNCIL, SESSION 1954-55
Back row, from left: Jerome Angel (Social Co-ordinator), Diane Driscoll (Pres. W.U.S.), Danny
Goldsmith (P.R.O.), Dick Riopel (Pres. L.S.E.), Gail McGarrigle (Pres. W.A.D.), Bob Brady (Pres.
M.A.D.). Front row: Don Jabour (2nd Member), Ron Bray (Treas.), Wendy Sutton (Vice-Pres.),
Dick Underhill (President), Faye Fingarson (Secretary), Ron Longstaffe (1st Member). Not present:
Jim  Killeen  (Chairman  U.S.C.),  Peter Sypnowich  (Editor-in-Chief Ubyssey'
Freshmen and freshettes made a
colorful picture when undergrads came
back to the campus this year. New
crew hats and placard-sized "report
cards" were the official uniform for the
frosh. This year's class is the most
spirited  class  to  come  on  the  campus
Ubyssey).
in several years. Co-ordinator of Activities, Jerome Angel, who is in
charge of the Frosh orientation programme, reported that frosh turned
out in full force to all orientation activities.
A Pep Club is a new addition to the
campus this year. Under the chairmanship of Don Jabour, second member at large on Student Council, the
club will organize student enthusiasm
behind University teams. Large booster buttons reading "I'm strictly for the
'Birds" are seen everywhere on the
campus. President N. A. M. MacKenzie was one of the first to wear the
colorful buttons, and Fisheries Minister Jimmy Sinclair sported one at
the  McGill-U.B.C  game  at  Montreal.
A Blue and Gold float, representing
British Columbia's athletic activities,
was entered in the P.N.E. kickoff parade. The float, built by students, carried representatives of crew, football,
basketball, rugby, ice hockey, grass
hockey and swimming, as well as a
bevy  of pretty co-eds.
Pert and pretty Sylvia Tremaine
was U.B.C.'s representative to the
Berkeley Football Festival held September 18 at the LTniversity of California. A dozen co-eds from colleges
all over the LTnited States also participated in the festival. The fact that
LT.B.C has been chosen two years in
a row is a tribute to last year's U.B.C.
representative, Kathy Johnson. Sylvia,
a second year arts student, was last
year's  Frosh  Queen.
Student Councillors were active
during the summer. President Dick
Underhill and Treasurer Ron Bray
represented U.B.C. at the Pacific
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FALL TERM
PHOTO  BY  COURTESY  VANCOUVER   PROVINCE
A hot-tackle, Thunderbirds in action against
Pacific Lutheran team: (from left) Bob Brady
(Capt.), Charlie James (making the tackle),
Frank Lancaster (P.L. No. 31), Rae Ross (No. 64)
*Thunderbirds vs.  McGill
Time ran out on the Thunderbirds
at McGill. A long pass and a safety
touch gave the Redmen an 8-0 lead
before the game was even warm. Our
players came back strong and dominated the last three quarters of play,
but we were able to score only one
touchdown so the Kastern University
edged  us 8-5.
Although we lost on the scoreboard
I feel the team earned a moral victory
and we can all be very proud of our
young men—both on and off the playing field. Our team played hard and
clean and made up for what they
lacked in experience by grit and determination. Off the field, the players
were models of good will and many
Montreal people commented on the
fine type of individuals representing
our University.
The Paraplegic Bowl contest was
the first football game for some of our
players. Three of our novices played
most of the game. Johnny Newton,
rugby star borrowed from Albert
Laithwaite, was the outstanding offensive back of the day. Young tackle.
Kevin O'Connell, refused to back up
from anyone and McGill coach.  Larry
ference held at San Francisco. Dick
and Ron met with student officers of
leading Western Universities to exchange information and discuss mutual
problems. Vice- president Wendy
Sutton and Public Relations Officer
Danny Goldsmith represented U.B.C.
at the Kvergreen Student Conference
held at Whitworth College. Spokane.
The Homecoming committee, under
the direction of Student Councillor
Ron Longstaffe. is preparing a big
welcome for Alumni who will return
to the campus Saturday, November (>.
Student activities planned include a
float parade through down-town, special half-time entertainment at the
football game, and the traditional
Homecoming   dance   Saturday   night.
By Don Coryell, Thunderbird Coach
Sullivan,   commented  on  the  fine  play
of end,  Gary   Taylor.
It is quite possible that the Paraplegic game will be staged in Vancouver next fall, so it is hoped that
all of you faithful followers will be
on hand to cheer our Birds to victory.
"For more about this game see Montreal
Branch   News on  page  7   in  this  issue.
Evergreen  Conference  Games.
I personally wish to invite all of you
to our Lfowie McPhee Stadium these
fall Saturday afternoons to witness our
Thunderbirds in action. Our experience
this year so far is that our opponents
are not smothering us as they have so
often done in the past, and I would
hazard a guess that our luck will
change one of these days and you will
see our -.earn chalk up a victory. In
any case you are certain to see a good
game. On Saturday, October 30, we
battle College of Puget Sound and I
hope none of you will miss our Homecoming get-together November 6
against Central Washington College.
East-West Canadian Intercollegiate
Final
This year will be the inaugural of
an East-West Canadian Intercollegiate Football Final. The British
Columbia Athletic Round Table is underwriting the contest and the profits
will be used to foster amateur sport
in  the   Province.
• TKANS-CAWU*
hHOTO   BY  COURTESY   TRANS-CANADA
Don  Coryell,  Thunderbird   Coach,  talks   it  over
with   Vic  Obeck,   Director  of  Athletics,  McGill,
on  arrival  at  Dorval  Airport,  Montreal,  at  midnight,   September   16.
Football  Prospects  Bright
I believe we are launching a new
era in athletics at the University.
There are many reasons why Thunderbird football teams have not won many
games and we are attempting to solve
each problem in turn, so that we will
field a team that is a pride to Vancouver and to the  University.
With the student?, behind us and
with support from you Alumni. I am
certain we will soon have as fine an
athletic organization as our Kastern
Canadian   competitors.
PHOTO   BY  COURTESY  VANCOUVER   PROVINCE
Four of the Best: (From  left) Centre, Ron Stewart; Tackle, Kevin O'Connell; Tackle,  Lawrie Tuttle;
Quarterback,  Ted   Duncan.     Yes!     We'll   see  them   at   Homecoming   Game,   November  6.
33
•U. B. C ALUMNI CHRONICLE MARRIAGES
Akesson-Wiltse. Thomas William
Akesson to Elizabeth Jane Wiltse,
B.A. '53.
Anderson-Thompson. Allan Hector
Anderson, B.A.Sc. '51, to Joyce Irene
Thompson,  B.H.E.  '54.
Bancroft-Ross. John Basil Bancroft,
B.A. '52, to Mary Cairine Ross, B.A.
'52.
Belkin-Harmer. Morris Belkin to
Helen  Emily Mary Harmer, B.A. '40.
Bell-Hooper. William James Bell,
M.D. '54, to Lois Willa Hooper.
Beuker-Tufts. Edward Paul Beuker,
B.S.F. '54, to Bete Lucille Tufts.
Binns-Matthews. Allan S. Binns,
B.A.Sc. '51, to Anne Hendry Matthews,
in  Guelph,  Ont.
Callaghan-Bushell. Howard Alexander Callaghan. LL.B '53, to Doris
P'velvn Bushell, B.H.E. '54, in Ocean
Falls.
Campney-Irving. Alan Farnsworth
Campney, LL.B. '54, to Barbara Margaret  Irving.
Cave - Browne - Cave - Huggard. Sir
Robert Cave-Browne-Cave, B.A. '51,
to Lois Shirley Huggard, in Winnipeg,
Man.
Clegg - Rosland. Edward Terrence
Clegg, B.S.F. '52, to Gunhild Evelyn
Rosland.
Cumming - Kearns. Flight Lieut.
Robert James Cumming, R.C.A.F., to
Sheila Ann Kearns, B.A. '54
Erickson-MacWilliam. Harold Oscar
Erickson to Ruth Askew MacWilliam,
B.A. '25.
Findlay-Young. James Alexander
Findlay, B.A. '42, to Honoree Gresty
Young, B.A. '43, B.Ed. '48.
Flesher - Thomson. Eric MacGill
Reed Flesher, B.A. '40, to Grace Elizabeth Thomson, B.A. '38.
Frodsham-Botham. Stanley Arthur
Frodsham to Frances Isabel Botham,
B.A. '54, in Kelowna.
Gilmore-Worp. Dr. Paul Carl Gil-
more, B.A. '49, to Marijke Worp, in
Toronto.
Kennedy-Johnston. Frank Thompson Kennedy, B.P.E. '50, to Norma
Lois   Johnston.
LeBlanc-Smith. Raymond Leonard
LeBlanc, B.A. '51, LL.B. '52, to Marion
Ann Smith, B.A. '53.
McBride-Murphy. John Raymond
McBride, B.A. '52, M.A. '54, to Constance Patricia (Pat) Murphy.
McLennan-Graham. Norval Hume
McLennan, B.A. '51, to Irene Jane
Graham.
McOuat-Menis. Walter Gordon Mc-
Ouat, B.A. '50, LL.B. '51, to Adeline
K.  Menis.
Midwinter - Heard. James Robert
Midwinter, B.A. '51, to Sally Katherine Heard, B.Com. 'S3.
Pettapiece-Dobson. Graham Pettta-
piece to Fay Loraine Dobson, B.H.E.
'53,  in  Montreal.
Plant-Lett. George Eugene Plant,
B.A.Sc. '50, to Mary Evelyn Lett, B.A.
'52.
Renshaw-Fox. Robert H. Renshaw.
B.A.Sc. '53, to Shirley Joan Fox, in
London,   England.
Robertson-Archer. John Keith Robertson to Dorothy Archer, B.A. '54.
Rolfe-Morrow. Basil John Rolfc,
B.Com. '52, to Ann Byron Morrow.
Ross-Graham. Robert Duncan Ross,
B.A. '48, LL.B. '49, to Sheila Helen
Graham, B.A. '53.
Seyer-Clancy. Anthony William
Sever, B.A. '45. to Josephine Bridget
Clancy,  in   Beverly  Hills,  California.
Shier - Shobrook. Richard Mowat
Shier, B.A.Sc. '52, M.A.Sc. '53, to Le-
nora Josephine  Shobrook.  B.A.  '54.
Stonier-Arnold. Peter Finden Stonier, B.A. '52, to Jacqueline Ruth Arnold, B.A. '53.
Skogland-Tomsett. Henning Skog-
land to Jean Emilie Tomsett, B.H.E.
'51,  in  Toronto.
Taylor-Spencer. Edward Robert Taylor to Ann Margaret Spencer, B.A. '49.
Tennant - Billington. John Martin
Tennant, B.A. '49, LL.B. '53, to Joan
Violet Billington.
Turpin-Jones. G. Howard Turpin,
B.A. '51, to Marilyn Elizabeth Jones.
Tweed - Johnson. Reginald C. R.
Tweed, B.A. '46, B.Ed. '47, to Gladys
M. Johnson, B.A. '47, in Victoria.
Unwin-Munro. Alex. M. Unwin,
B.A. '51, M.Sc. '53, to Elma Joan Munro, B.A. '51, M.Sc. '53.
Volker-Batty. Russell James Volker,
Com. '55, to Margaret Louise Batty,
B.Com. '54.
Watt-Reilly. Frank William Watt,
B.A. '50, to June Gabrielle Reilly, in
Oxford.
Wood - Campagnola. Lt. William
Fordham Johnson Wood to Clara Eu-
genis Campagnola, in Ottawa.
Worley-Atkins. Thomas H. Worley
to Roma J. Atkins, B.A.Sc. (Nurs.)
'46.
Wright-Bradley. Christopher Cleave
Wright, B.A. '44, to Evelyn Elizabeth
Marion Bradley, B.A. '44.
OBITUARIES
Dr. Give Elmore Cairnes
Dr. Clive Elmore Cairnes, B.A. '16,
B.S. (Wash.), M.A. '20 (Princeton)
Ph.D. (Princeton), died suddenly in
Vancouver on Sunday, August 15. He
was a member of the first U.B.C.
graduating class. He was a prominent
Canadian geologist, having served for
35 years with the Geological Survey of
Canada and during the past 15 years
was technical editor of all their publications. He retired last year. He was
actively engaged in geological field
work in British Columbia from 1910
to 1937 and made important contributions to the development of the mineral resources of the Province.
Dr. Cairnes is survived by his wife
and a sister, Mrs. E. A. Lovitt. 4404
Quebec St.,  Vancouver. H. C. G.
Benjamin William Hill-Tout
Benjamin William Hill-Tout died at
his Vancouver home, 2812 Acadia
Road, on Wednesday afternoon, August 4. Surviving are his wife, Eva-
Lind Hunter Hill-Tout, and two sons,
John Charles Hill-Tout, and Gordon
David Hill-Tout and his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Bucklin Hill-Tout of
Victoria.
Mr. Hill-Tout was born in Victoria
29 years ago. He was educated at Sir
James Douglas Public School and Oak
Bay High School. During the war, he
served with the R.C.A.F. He studied
at the New York Institute of Photography after his discharge and later
established his own photographic busi-
nes in Victoria
He was appointed staff photographer
for the U.B.C. department of Audio-
Visual Services in 1949. In recent
years he was a finalist in two International Graflex Competitions. He was
awarded the Hamilton Spectator
Trophy for the best news feature
photograph submitted to the Commercial and Press Photographer's Association of Canada. Many photos
taken by him have appeared in the
Chronicle.
His activities included membership
in the Photographic Society of
America, the Vancouver Photographic
Society, St John's Ambulance Corps,
Vancouver and South Camera Club.
His family requested that no flowers
be sent to the funeral but instead that
contributions be made to a Ben Hill-
Tout Memorial Fund to be established
at the University of British Columbia.
Surviving brothers and sisters include: Mr. Edward Hill-Tout, Victoria;
Mrs. R. K. Brownell, Seattle; Lt. D.
C. Hill-Tout, Royal Canadian Engineers, Alberta; Mrs. H. E. MacLeod,
Victoria, and Mrs. G. W. Andrews,
Vancouver. N.   B.
Thomas Spargo
B.A.Sc. '24, B.Ed. '48
The staff of the Vancouver schools
lost one of its finest members with the
sudden passing on September 7, school
opening day, of Thomas Spargo.
Thomas Spargo was born on 21st
September, 1900, in Wigan, Lancashire, England. After graduating in ap-
lied science in 1924, he practised for
some years as a mining engineer. He
then entered the teaching profession
and was on the staff of the Ladysmith
Schools for 16 years, 9 of which he
served as principal of Ladysmith High
School and 5 years as supervising principal of the Ladysmith Schools. For
the past 11 years he taught at Kitsilano
High  School in Vancouver.
"Tommy", as he was affectionately
known to his colleagues, was big of
heart and broad of view. He was an
excellent teacher and exerted a splendid influence on all of his students. He
will long be remembered for his kindliness and thoughtfulness. He was a
fine  gentleman. H. B. S.
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