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This authoritative, fact-filled summary gives
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developments and problems.
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U.B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Some Facts About
The U.B.C. Development Fund
• It has provided $150,000 in additional revenue for the University in the past six
years. All monies have gone directly to the stated objectives, without deduction.
• It has helped to finance many worthy projects not covered by government grants-
financial aid for deserving students, buildings and facilities, special courses, books,
lectures and research programmes.
• It is a united appeal, embracing three major objectives—scholarships, residences
and the President's Fund—and about twenty-five special objectives sponsored by
the faculty, graduate and undergraduate groups.
• Annual Giving of small amounts by alumni has largely accounted for the success
of the Fund. About 50% of the $50,000 raised last year came from alumni donations, most common of which were $5, $3, $10—in that order.
• Alumni giving through the Fund has stimulated larger donations from other
sources. Private gifts have increased in numbers and size in direct relation to the
number of alumni contributors to the Fund.
• The Fund is operated by a Board of Directors and all contributions are received
and assigned by a Board of Trustees. Donations are income tax exempt. "Alumnus" Is From The Latin—
It Means "To Nourish" And Not 'To Milk"
This is our basic approach to Alumni relations, and
this is not a dunning letter nor a subscription renewal
reminder. We believe that it is the responsibility of the
Alumni office to keep its members informed on all pertinent matters relating to the University and to alumni
At the same time, we are convinced that alumni—wherever
they may live—can exert considerable influence in support
of higher education if they are informed of education's
needs and problems.
It is with this thought in mind that we are sending the
Spring issue of the Chronicle to all alumni for whom we
have accurate addresses. Many of you will not have seen
the magazine since Col. H. T. Logan became editor; we
hope that you will find it of interest and that it will serve
to bring you up to date on some of the recent developments at U.B.C.
We would like to be able to send the Chronicle to you
regularly, four times a year. We can do this only if we
have you listed as an "active" supporter of the Alumni
Association. No dues are charged for membership and
there are no subscription fees for the magazine.
You can become an active member only by participating
in the Alumni annual giving campaign. A contribution
to the U.B.C. Development Fund brings you the
Chronicle and all other material issued by the Alumni
office, including special reports and addresses on U.B.C.'s
progress. The amount of your donation doesn't matter.
Your interest is more important than your money—and a
token of your interest will justify the cost of publication
and make it possible for us to serve you better.
Active members, please excuse this explanation—you
know all about it. Those who have replied to the Questionnaire—thank you and apologies—we have not had
time to make all corrections and note your observations. U. B. C. Alumni Chronicle
Pub'ished   by  the
Alumni Association of the  University
ot  British  Columbia
Editor:   Harry  T.   Logan,   M.C,   M.A.
Assistant to the  Editor:  Marney  Sick,  B.A.'52
Sharp, B.Com.'36; Past President, G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39; First Vice-President, Hugh
John Hodgins, B.A.Sc.'28; Second Vice-President, Mrs. Frank M. Ross, B.A.'25; Third
Vice-President, Dean Blythe A. Eagles, B.A.'22;
Treasurer,  Archie  P.  Gardner,   B.A.'37;   Execu-
Puhlished in
tive Secretary, A. H. Sager, D.F.C, B.A.'38;
Chronicle Editor, Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: John Ashby, B.A.'33;
Mrs. Morris Belkin, B.A.'40; Dr. W. G. Black,
B.A/22; E. G. Perrault, B.A.'48; Mrs. Lawrenco
E. Ranta, B.A.'35, B.A.Sc. '39; Leonard B.
Stacey, B.A.Sc.'24. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A.'39; Applied Science, Stuart S. Lefeaux, B.A.Sc.'45;
Architecture, Harry Lee, B. Arch. '50; Arts,
Harold W. Fullerton, B.A.'29; Commerce,
Donald A. McRae, B.Com.'47; Forestry, Norman
Dusting, B.S.F.'52; Home Economics, Mrs.
George Ccrnwell, B.H.E.'49; Law, Brian W. F.
McLoughlin, LL.B.'50; Medicine, Victor A.
MacPherson, B.A.'50, M.D.'54; Pharmacy, Miss
Anne Tomljenovich, B.S.P.'54; Physical Edu-
Vancouver, Canada,and authorized as second cIbss mail. Post Office;
cation, Richard Mitchell, B.P.E/49 Social
Work, George V. Jones, B.S.W.'49, M.S.W.'50.
Agnew, B.A.'22; His Honour Judge A. E. Lord,
B.A.'21; Dr. I. McTaggart-Cowan, F.R.S.C,
B.A.'32, Ph.D.(Calif.)'35. ALMA
A.M.S.,   President.
Editorial Committee
Chairman: Peter J. Sharp; Members: G. Dudley
Darling, Harry T. Logan, E. G. Perrauit, A. H.
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.
Dept., Ottawa.
SPRING, 1955
Alumni  on  the  March—Peter  Sharp.        .           3
Editorials                                             5
Branches                         .                  5-7
U.B.C. Development Fund               7
Graduate  Profile—Arthur  Lord—Paul   N.  Whitley        8-9
Labour Law Round Table—A. W. Carrothers       9
The President Reports—President MacKenzie                  11
No News Is Good News—David Brock                     12
Towards  a  World   University—Stanley  E.  Read  13
University Club Almost a Reality    .  15
The U.B.C.  Library—Life at Forty—Neal Harlow 16-17
Makers of the University—Lemuel Robertson  18-19
Hydro-Electric   and   Natural   Gas   Development.
Its Importance to B.C.—A.  E. (Dal) Grauer         20-21
Man Is the Basic Resource—Natural Resources Conference 22
Alumnae   and   Alumni    23-25
Lost,   Strayed   or   Stolen             25-26
Schools—Social Work and  Nursing                   26
The    Faculty                        27
B.C.  Agronomists  Meet                      . 29
The Crucible—A  Critical  Review—John  W.  deWolfe 30
A   Great   Rugby   Season—Bus   Phillips                31
Campus  News and  Views—Danny Goldsmith                    —      32
Thousands Visit Varsity—Gordon Armstrong          ..   33
Marriages                                                     34
Obituaries ....             34
The School of Social Work Alumni are holding a
mammoth 25th Anniversary Reunion. Hay 20. !!)">, on
the Campus. There will be a banquet followed by an
evening cavalcade. This is your opportunity to revisit
the School and renew old friendships. For details
write or see Miss M. J. Smith. Director. School of
Social  Work at the University.
The  design  is  by  J.   H.   ACLAND,   U.B.C.   School  of
Architecture.   Tt consists  of a  fanciful  sketch of the University site, suggesting the buildings in the foreground and
the sea and mountain terrain beyond.
A Message  from  Peter Sharp,  President  U.B.C.  Alumni Association
The editor lias chosen the title for my few words of
greeting. It is apt because Alumni everywhere are on the
march in support of the University.
There is evidence—the llranch report in this issue is
but one—of renewed interest among our members in the
development of I'.IJ.C.
This augurs well because the future of the University
is, to a very considerable extent, dependent upon the interest
and support which it receives from its Alumni.
We are the beneficiaries of higher education. None of us
paid the full cost of our tuition. What we are and what we
have we owe in large part to the University and to the community which •supports it. We therefore have a special
Annual (living is important, but we can assist the
University in many other ways as well. We can speak and
act for U.B.C. wherever we may be. Individually—whether
we li.ke it or not—we are evidence of the value of higher
education: collectively we are a powerful public relations
and political force.
Speaking for the Executive and Board of .Management.
I would like yon to know that we are determined to improve
the services of the Association in order that our members
everywhere can he kept fully informed about the needs and
problems of U.B.C.
With this knowledge—and with your continued interest
—we can more effectively discharge the responsibility which
we all share to higher education and to the University.
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Credit for U.B.C.'s successful Open House goes to a committee of
Students and Faculty led by law Student Jacques Barbeau, as follows:
Walter Young, Vice-Chairman; Fronces Appleton, Secretary; Geoffrey
Conway, Treasurer; Jim MacDonald, Co-ordinator; Don McCallum, Assistant Co-ordinator; Gordon Armstrong, Publicity; Allan Thackray, Traffic;
Brian Smith, Clubs, John Bossons, University Week; Dean Geoffrey C.
Andrew, Deputy to the President; Dr. Gordon M. Shrum, Head, Department of Physics; Cr. John K. Friesen, Head, Department of Extension;
Arthur J. Renney, Department of Agronomy; Dr. Marvin Darrach, Assistant to the Dean Df Medicine; Dr. James B. Brown, Department of
Physics; Arthur H. Sager Executive Secretary, Alumni Association; Gordon
Selman,   Department of Extension;  Dorothy Coryell,   Information   Officer.
Calgary—S. Hughes, B.S.F.'49, 1740 24th St.,
Chilliwack—Mrs. Les E. Barber (nee Connie
Baird),  B.A.'37,  411   Wellington Ave.
Creston—W. H. Wilde, B.A.'50, M.S.(Utah)'52,
Box 1167; Mrs. D. K. Archibald (nee Constance  McTavish),   B.A.'29,   Box   100.
Dawson Creek—Robert E. Dodd, B.A/49, LL.B.
'50,   Box   2185.
Edmonton—John L. Haar, B.A.'50, Department
of Citizenship and Immigration; Miss Joan
C. Shore,  B.S.A.'53,   11128 - 88 Ave.
Hammond—Malcolm Brown, B.A.'39, 2413
Power Line Road,  R.R.  No.  1.
Kamloops—Miss J. Margaret Dawson, B.A.'40,
120  St.   Paul   St,   W.
Kelowna—W. A. Shilvock, B.A.'31, B.Com.'32,
267 Bernard Ave.
Kimberley—L. F. H. Garstin, B.A.'40, M.A.M6,
Box 313.
Montreal—E. A. Thompson, B.A.Sc.'42, 58 Belmont Ave., Valois.
Nanaimo—J. W. Asselstine, B.Com.'46, B.C.
Telephore Company.
New York—Miss Rosemary Brough, B.A.'47,
No. 4L, 214 East 51st St.; Dr. David B. Wod-
linger, Director U.S. Student Program, Institute of International Education, 1  E. 67th St.
Northern California—Albert A. Drennan, B.A.
'23, 420 Market St., San Francisco 11.
Ottawa—Dr. John Davis, B.A.Sc.'39, Ph.D.
(McGill)'42,  115 Reid Ave.
Penticton—Mrs. G. Hambleton (nee Claudine
Tait),  B.A.'29,  Box 2921.
Portland—Dr. David Charlton, B.A.'25, 2340
Jefferson  St.
Prince Rupert—Miss Sheila Hicks, B.Com.,
B.S.A.'48,  1005 W. 3rd Ave.
Pullman—Eugene   B.   Patterson,   B.S.A.'50,   105
College  Ave.
Regina—Rex L. Brown, B.A.'27, 682 Wallace St.
Seattle—Miss   Nora   Clark,   B.A.'47,   3629   1 5th
Southern   California—Les.   W.   McLennan,   B.A.
'22,   917  Sierra  Vista   Drive,   Fullerton.
Summerland—A.  K. Mcleod,  B.A.'34,  Principal,
Summerland   High   School.
Terrace—John    C.    Lawrance,    B.A.'32,    Skeena
Junior - Senior High  School.
Toronto—Roy    V.    Jackson,    B.A.'43,    No.    38,
48 Glenview Ave.
Trail—Dr.   M.   M.   Wright,   B.A'38,   B.A.Sc.'38,
Box  914,   Rossland.
Victoria—Mrs.   W.   G.   Dempsey   (nee   Margaret
Wright),   B.A.'49,   1398   Oliver  St.
United  Kingdom—Lt.-Col.   H.   F.   E.  Smith,   '25,
(Hon.  Sec),   B.C.   House,   1   -  3   Regent  St.,
London,  S.W.I,   England.
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Vancouver Sun, as a sort of balance to the prevailingly serious news,
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U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE The Editor's Page
LOST SOULS—Who are they?   What we can do about them.
When reference is made in the columns of the Chronicle to "Lost Souls" it is
important that we understand who they are and why the Alumni Association is
interested in them. "Lost Souls" are persons whose names are on the records
either of the University Registrar or of the Alumni Office hut whose present
address is unknown. These persons have either graduated from U.B.C. or acquired
at least ir> units of credit for courses at U.B.C. and are therefore members of the
Alumni Association. The Alumni Association is an incorporated body which,
through its Elected Officers, Executive Secretary and Staff, and the Alumni
Chronicle, is striving to do two things, viz., to create and maintain an esprit de
corps among its members and to do all in its power to help that great institution,
our Alma Mater. It must be clear to every Alumnus that the maximum effort in
attaining the aims of the Association can only be achieved if all members an?
actively engaged in the work of the Association.
At this point, we encounter the "Lost Souls". Lacking a correct address, the;
Alumni Association, through its Executive, is unable to communicate with several
thousand members who might otherwise give the added strength of their interest
and support, and themselves benelit in many ways, tangible and intangible, from
their association with the University and their fellow Alumni. The Association
is making an all-out effort to remedy this situation, to find the "Lost Souls", to
bring them into touch again with the University and to establish their active
membership in the Alumni Association. The recent questionnaire sent to you by
the Executive Secretary was a means to this end and has had a good response.
This issue of the Chronicle is being sent to all Alumni whose addresses are known,
irrespei tive of whether they are active members or not. Your attention is directed
to the list of "Lost Souls" on pages 25 and 26. If you .know the address of any
of these, please jot it down and send it to the Executive Secretary, Room 201,
Brock Hall. If you are not yourself receiving regular communications, including
the Chronicle, from the Alumni Office, or if they are being sent wrongly addressed,
will you please write your name, faculty, year and correct address on a post-card
and send it at once to Art Sager.   He will bless you for it.
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THE CHRONICLE—Criticisms and suggestions invited.
Is the Chronicle fulfilling its purpose as an Alumni Magazine': Is it read
by the Alumni who receive it? Is it interesting to any large number of these:'
What features or what type of articles have been most appreciated? Can News
Briefs of Alumni, Alumnae and Faculty be dispensed with? Should all News be
eliminated from a magazine published only quarterly? Should there be more
photographs? Are statistical columns—Marriages, Births, Deaths—of equal or
greater interest to Alumni than feature articles? Is the "set-up" of the magazine
attractive? Should smaller type or larger type be used? Is a three-column page
more agreeable than a two-column page? Should the Chronicle be dispensed with
as an expensive and unjustified luxury? Should an Alumni magazine be put on
the same financial footing as a subscription magazine and allowed to sink or
swim by its own unaided efforts? At present, the Chronicle is sent regularly to
any alumnus who contributes to the U.B.C. Development Fund.
These and many other questions have been discussed by the Chronicle
Editorial Committee from time to time. The fact is that the Editor is faced with
one or more of these questions as he meets the dead-line for every issue and he
must give a pro-tem answer. His decision in each case, fortified by approval of
the Editorial Committee, is made on the basis of sample opinions from Alumni,
on observation and study of editorial practices in other Universities and by the
light of Nature.
It is indeed of the highest importance that Alumni opinions find a focus on
their own Magazine. For this reason you are asked to send the Editor your views
on any or all of the questions raised in the first paragraph above. Any other
comments, whether on individual articles or of a general kind, will also be welcome.
It is the desire of the Editor and the Editorial Board to improve the quality
of the Chronicle. One of the conditions of such improvement rests in the extent
to which the quarterly expresses eyer more precisely the character and distinctive
quality of the University of British Columbia. Articles written by graduates
contribute effectively to this end, and the Editor expresses here his cordial
thanks to the many Alumni who have co-operated so willingly in response to his
requests for script. It is also equally important that the magazine reflect the
current state of the University. Here again Chronicle readers are fortunate in
being able to read first-hand accounts of
what is going on in the University, as composed by the generous pens of the President,
Deans, Heads of Schools and other Staff/
members.   To all  those we extend thanks.
Widespread Alumni Activity
This report covers activities of
Alumni in many centres across Canada,
in the United States and Britain. At
some places listed below there is no
formal branch organization, but the
Alumni there have been active nonetheless — and most helpful in our important task of revising mailing lists
and tracking down "lost souls". Where
there is a nucleus (if graduates interested in U.B.C., there is a "branch" of
the Association, there is strength, and
there is support for higher education.
Stan R. Hughes. B.S.F.'!!). nnd his
Executive, report continued additions
to their "family" with new arrivals to
the cowboy city: Doug Kyle. B.A.Sc.'54,
outstanding U.B.C. track star, Val
Eshelman. B.Com.'54, and Grant Heim-
bec.ker. B.Com.'54, are all with Canadian Gulf Oil Company, which employs
twenty-three U.B.C. graduates in the
Calgary office. Tommy Meredith, B.Com.
'4f>, has been transferred from Vancouver to Calgary where lie is Manager
of Osier, Hammond and Nanton Limited.
Alf LongwortJi, B.S.F.'52, has joined
the Alberta Forest  Service.
We are pleased to report that Andrew
Snaddon, B.A.'48, has returned as Associate Editor of the Calgary Herald.
Andy recently spent, two years in England as London Correspondent to the
Southam Press and one year in Ottawa
with  the Southam  Bureau.
Al Blyth. B.A.Sc'49, has been appointed Liaison Officer for Alberta and
British Columbia under the Operations
Division. Department of Northern
Affairs and National Resources.
George Shaw. B.A.Sc'51. O.I.L. Sales
Representative in Calgary, has been
transferred to the Toronto Office where
he will be the Assistant District Sales
Manager for that region.
No meetings to report, but at the
next one they'll all know the words
and keep in tune because Stan has
asked for and received the music and
lyrics for "Hail U.B.C." The Calgarians
are compiling an address list of their
members:—send it along soon I
A. G. (Gordon) Brand, B.Com.'36,
has supplied the office with a list of
local grads:—many thanks! Some of
the Alums here attended the dinner
meeting for Dr. MacKenzie in Nanaimo
on March 8. (See Nanaimo).
Mrs. Les E. Barber (nee Connie
Baird), B.A.'37, is the local commander
of our operation "Search". Through
advertising in "The Progress", help
from the P.T.A. and other means, she's
bringing us up-to-date on addresses of
Chilliwack grads.
W. (Walt) H. Wilde, B.A.'SO. M.S.
(Utah)'52. has recently come into the
U. B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE fold as one of our "contact" grads here.
Mrs. Donald K. Archibald (nee Constance McTavish), B.A.'29, came all the
way to Vancouver last fall (with husband Don) to attend the Class of '29
Reunion. Between them we hope to
form the nucleus of a branch at Creston.
Robert (Bob) E. Dodd, B.A.'49,
LL.B.'50, has brought us up-to-date on
Alumni in this area—with the help of
Walter Hartriek, B.A.'47, Principal of
the South Peace High School.
John L. Haar, B.A.'50, and Joan C.
Shore, B.S.A.'53, are on the point of
forming a branch in the Alberta
capitol. Now armed with a branch constitution and a list of local Alumni, they
say things should be moving "within
(he next seven weeks". Congratulations !
Malcolm Brown. B.A.'39, visited  the
office the other day and left witli our
address list and his promise to act as
the local Alumni records detective.
J. Margaret Dawson, B.A.'oO, is our
ever faithful correspondent. Lots of
Alumni here—and lots of interest too
—but the branch has been "quiescent"
for some time. Margaret has supplied
us with a list of 106 correct addresses
—a very fine effort! Dean G. C. Andrew
visited Kamloops on March 10 and 11
and met with some of the local Alumni.
The Executive Secretary visited on
Sunday, February 6 and met Win A.
Shilvock. 15.A.'31. B.Com.'32, President
of the Branch: Mrs. J. McLennan (nee
Helen Kloepfer). B.A.'23 ; and Les Wilson,   B.Com.'40.   By   the   yardstick   of
interest    in    the
active branch.
Thanks   to   J.I
M.A.'46,  we hope
II.   Garstin,
to  have our
and met some of the local Alumni.
Not reported in the last Chronicle
was the cocktail party held by this
active branch on December 10. Eighty
attended and all had a good time. E. A.
I Tommy ) Thompson. B.A.Sc.'42, reports
thai a revised list of members is due
The Executive Secretary met members of the Executive on a trip to the
Island in January: President. J. (Jinn
W. Asselstine. B.Com.'46: Past President. E. (Ted) D. Strongitharm. B.A.'40.
LL.B.'48: and "hoary" Past President.
R. E. (Earle) Foerster. B.A.'21. M.A.
'22. Ph.D. (Tor. I'24. F.R.S.C. Too late
for our deadline, but here's reporting
in advance a "bang-up" annual dinner
meeting of the branch at the Malaspina
on Tuesday. March 8. with Dr. N. A.
M. MacKenzie as guest speaker and
Art Sager as "chauffeur". Full report
in the next issue.
A new branch in the making here
with Rosemary Brough. B.A.'47. providing the inspiration.  Her address is
Apartment  4-L,  214   East  51st  Street,
N.V. Please get in touch.
Albert Drennan, B.A.'23, reports instability of this branch — fewer
permanent graduates and a greater
percentage of post-grads in temporary
residence at Stanford and U.C. A visit
to San Francisco and Los Angeles is
now being planned by head office in
April and/or May.
Ottawa reports a very successful
meeting of the branch on December 8.
Seventy-six members attended this dinner meeting which featured an address
by Dean Blythe Eagles, Faculty of
Agriculture, and a showing of the
U.B.C film (lent for this occasion by
Chancellor Emeritus Hamber). Dr. W.
Kaye Lamb, Dominion Archivist, was
succeeded in the presidency by Dr. John
Davis, B.A.Sc'39. Ph.D. (McGill) '42.
First affair in 1955 was a social evening
in the Ward Room of H.M.C.S. Carleton
on Dow's Lake. 135 graduates and wives
attended—largest Ottawa gathering to
date! Active and ambitious, this branch
—they plan a summer meeting and
banquet in the Fall. Also plan to hire
buses to visit Montreal for McGill-
U.B.C. game in September. Congratulations, Jack Davis!
The Executive Secretary attended
the Annual Dinner Meeting held at the
Prince Charles Hotel, February 6. He
spoke to the 47 members present on
recent developments at U.B.C. and the
increased scope of Alumni service. This
meeting also featured the "Hamber"
film. Mrs. Gordon Hambleton (nee
Claudine Tait), B.A.'29, was elected
President, succeeding J. Peter van der
Hoop. B.A.'50, LL.B.'51. Other members
of the Executive are: Don Kerr, B.S.A.
'38: Mrs. H. Hatfield (nee Edith Tis-
dall) B.A.Sc'39: Mrs. B. II. Jackson
(nee Verna Martin), B.A.'31 : and John
Yeomans. B.A.'52.
A very pleasant Sunday afternoon
reception was held at the home of Dr.
David B. Charlton, B.A.'25, on January
30. attended by the Executive Secretary.
Among those present were (sorry the
list is not complete) : Kenneth C Ross.
I!.A.'39, M.P.H.'47: Mr. and Mrs. I nee
Lorna McDiarmid, B.A.'43) Richard W.
Grahame, R.S.A.'42, B.Com.'40, M.S.A.
'48: Mrs. J. Orr (wife of James Orr.
B.A.Sc'36). B.A.'42: Yvonne L. Paul.
I!.A.'47 : John S. Mozzanini.A.B. ( Port, i.
M.S.W.'50: and Leslie O. Crosby. B.S.A.
'51. Lots of interest and future meet
ings being planned.
Belated acknowledgments and thanks
to Mrs. P. F. B. Bird (nee Jessie
Ewart). B.A.'32: and Sheila Hicks.
B.Com.'-fS. B.S.A.'48: for (a) handling
the arrangements in connection with
Dr. II. V. Warren's visit last Fall, and
(b) compiling a list of local Alumni.
Dean G. C Andrew will speak to the
Canadian Club in April and hopes to
meet some of the grads.
PULLMAN,  (Wash.)
Eugene B. Patterson, B.S.A.'50, Research Assistant at the State College,
is our key man and has already supplied
the office with a list of Aggie graduates
who are doing post-grad work and/or
are on the staff of the College.
As the Chronicle goes to press we
grieve to learn that Rex L. Brown, B.A.
'27, President of Regina Alumni Branch,
died there in hospital on Wednesday,
March 16.
Very tine evening reception and
annual meeting at the home of Dr. F.
W. and Mrs. Laird, B.A.'22, B.A.'23,
Ph.D.(Wise.)'28, on Friday, February
IS, when over M0 graduates were present. Col. Harry T. Logan, Chronicle
Editor, and the Executive Secretary
drove down from Vancouver for the
event. R. (Bol) I J. Boroughs, B.A.'39,
M.A.'43, railroaded as President; Nora
Clark, B.A.'47. ditto as Secretary; and
Stan Arkley. B.A.'25, ditto as Treasurer.
Fred Brewis. B.Com.'49, and Bill
Rosene, B.A.'49, are committee members.
A Spring meeting scheduled for late
April or early May. Les. W. McLennan,
B.A.'22. (who takes the prize as the
most regular correspondent) is negotiating through the office for a University
speaker. This branch also plans to
entertain the U.B.C. Rowing Crew during the Newport Regatta in May.
A. K. (Biff) Mcleod, B.A.'34; and
Ewart Wooliams, B.A.'25, M.Sc.(Idaho)
'26, attended the Annual Meeting of
the Penticton Branch on February 6.
W. A. (Bill) Laidlaw, B.A., B.Com.'39,
Summerland merchant, has been elected
to the Board of S.D. No. 77 and holds
the position of Chairman of Finance.
W. A. (Bud) Steuart, B.A.'38, fruit
grower and President of the Summer-
land Box Company, is once again conducting the Summerland Singers and
Players annual Gilbert & Sullivan production. The offering this year is
"Ruddigore" and it is interesting to
note that two of the cast took part in
the original U.B.C. production. They
are Mrs. J. llolman (nee Muriel
Bloomeri B.A.'.SO, and A. K. (Biff)
Mcleod. On Biff's invitation and through
Extension-Alumni cooperation, Dr. W.
(Bill) ('. Gibson. Chairman of the Department of Neurological Research,
spoke to the Summerland Board of
Trade and Penticton Summerland High
School students on March 2. A good
project, well arranged by active local
Congratulations also to John C.
Lawrance. B.A.'32, Principal of the Terrace Junior-Senior High School, for co-
arranging with Extension a similar
visit by Dr. II. V. Warren last Fall.
Thanks too. for supplying a list of
The branch is not very active, according to Roy V. Jackson, B.A.'43, Presi-
U. B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE dent. High on the priority of "towns"
to visit because, as one correspondent
states, "the place is 'lousy' with
U.B.Cites." Sorry, Torontoites, the
phrase is not our own !
Trail hums with activity stimulated
largely by dynamo, Dr. C. (Charlie) A.
H. Wright. B.Sc.'U. M.Sc.'20, Ph.D.
(McGill I '21. Several visits in past
months by University Faculty. Deans
Walter Gage and S. N. F. Chant
attended the Annual Luncheon Meeting
on December 11, and the Executive
Secretary accompanied them on a busy
three-day trip arranged by Cominco.
New Executive as follows:
President, J. V. Rogers, B.A.Sc.'33; Vice-
President, M. H. Mason, B.Com.'33; Second
Vice-President, W. Ruck, B.A.Sc.'45; Directors,
C. H. G. Bushell, B.A.Sc.'42; Dr. C. S. Fowler;
W. K. Gwyer, B.A.Sc.'36; Mrs. F. A. Lee, B.A.
'29; T. J. McEwan, B.A.Sc.'51; J. B. Varcoe,
B.Com.'47, LL.B.'50; Miss D. E. Williams.B.A.
'34; Dr. M. M. Wright, B.A.'38, B.A.Sc'38;
Immediate Past President, Dr. C. A. H. Wright.
We arc grateful for news items in
regular reports to the Chronicle from
Maurie Wright.
The Executive Secretary attended ai
Executive meeting at the home of Mrs.
W. G. Dempsey (nee Margaret Wright I
B.A.'49, on January 9. First plans were
made here for the Annual Meeting on
March 0 at Victoria College at which
Dr.MacKenzie was guest speaker. A full
report of this meeting will be given in
the next issue. This is a large and
influential Branch and one that can he
most effective in support of the University.
London is headquarters of the branch
which is being re-activated under the
auspices of Lt. Col. H. F. E. Smith,
Honorary Secretary, at British Col
umbia House. Mrs. O. K. S. Laugharne
(nee Grace Smith) B.A.'25, is President.
J. M. Buchanan, B.A.'IT, President of
B.C. Packers, member of the Board of
Governors and Past President of the
Association, is now visiting the U.K
and hopes to meet with members of the
Executive. Dean G. C. Andrew* will alsr
be overseas this Summer, and hopes tc
meet overseas members of the family.
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LL B. C Development Fund
Annual (Jiving by Alumni h a s
brought the U.B.C. Development Fund
to the $10,000 mark before the end of
February. This is in addition to some
$2,000 contributed by Alumni to the
Brock Reconstruction  Fund.
The following report was submitted
by the Fund secretary on February 18
while contributions were still pouring
in from active members.
Total Contributions    $9,975.43
Alumni Donors ........ ... .... 829
Non-Alumni Donors  103
Unallocated, $7,260.84; Regional
Scholarships, $51.00; Residences, 83.30;
President's Fund, 90.88; Home Management House, 708.15; R. C. Palmer Memorial, 90.00; Library, 30.00; Playing
Fields, 43.00; Knox Memorial, 380.00:
Varsity Outdoor Club, 21.15; Sedgewick
Memorial, 60.00; Neurological Research,
15.00; J. D. Hamilton Memorial, 10.00;
Convocation Founders, 25.00; Muscular
Dystrophy Research, 10.00; Engineers
Undergraduate Fund, 166.25; U.B.C.
Student Cooperative, 5.00; Rowing
Fund, 8.00: Class of '29 Student Assistance, 475.71: Social Work 25th Anniversary, 132.15; Company Scholarships,
Major objectives of the 1955 campaign are SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCES and the PRESIDENT'S
FUND. However, as the above list
will show, the Fund embraces many
special objectives sponsored by degree
and faculty groups. It has become the
University's "united appeal" and dona-
For   Third   Successive   Year   Chairman   U.B.C.
Development   Fund    Board   of    Directors.
tions made through it can be marked
for any worthwhile purpose.
It is worth noting that the total of
$10,000 to mid-February has been
achieved from ONE mailing to previous Fund supporters. This issue of
the Chronicle, with its insert reminder,
constitutes the first general mailing to
all Alumni.
The U.B.C. Development Fund has
become one of the most important
sources of additional revenue for the
University. In 1949—the year of its inception—some $12,000 was raised from
1,452 contributors. Last year there
were 2,325 contributors and the total
had increased to $50,000. Over $150,000
has been added to University coffers
through the Fund in these six years.
All contributions have gone directly
to the University for a variety of pressing needs. The Fund has helped to
increase the number of scholarships
available to deserving students, assisted in the improvement of facilities,
swelled the "President's Fund." and
contributed to the success of special
The need for financial support of
higher education by Alumni and
"friends" increases every year. The
time has long since passed when Provincial Government grants alone can meet
the needs of a University whose realm
of service expands even more rapidly
than its student body. It is estimated
that enrolment will double in ten
years' time. Government grants can
provide, at best, only the minimum
physical facilities required to accommodate this population. Additional
funds must be found if quality and
standards are to be maintained, and if
the cost of higher education is to be
kept within reach of all those who need
and deserve it.
More and more individuals and business groups have become aware of this
crisis which faces all Canadian universities. Many have set line examples
for others to follow. At U.B.C, Canada's fastest-growing University, the
need for Alumni and community support is self-evident.
It is significant that financial assistance for Canadian and American Universities has increased in direct relationship to the particiiiatioii of their
Alumni in annual giving programmes.
The amount contributed by individual
Alumni is of far less importance than
the iiiiniher of contributors. Where
75':; of the Alumni body give an average of $1 to $3 a year, there is a
correspondingly high percentage of
interest and support from the community.
Small annual donations by Alumni
make up the "seed" money of the Development Fund. From it grows a harvest of interest, goodwill and financial
support for the University.
In a recent message to the Fund
Board of Directors, Dr. MacKenzie
said: "The success of the U. B. C. Development Fund has given all of us
at the University a feeling of pride
and encouragement. It is significant
that the achievement of the past six-
years has been due. in large part, to
contributions from Alumni. For this
continuing interest and support we are
deeply grateful. Annual contributions
from Alumni and friends can amount
to a considerable sum. but what is more
important, they demonstrate a faith in
the University which cannot help but
result in increased support from the
community at large."
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Graduate Profile-
Arthur Lord
The annual reunions of the veterans of D Company,
196th Western Universities Battalion
are never quite right
if Art Lord is not
there to lead the
singsong and especially the singing of
"Alouette." Art's sense of humour, his
dramatic ability and the ease with
which he wears his robes of responsibility endear him to his fellows. That
quality of friendliness, of h e i n g
"human," is probably his greatest.
Born of a British Columbia pioneer
family Art, in his school days at King
Edward High School, had the difficult
task of following his brothers Fred and
Bill and at the same time not making
it too hard for Harry and Frank who
were to succeed him. A sister, Grace,
the senior member, provided the appropriate dignity for her brothers.
Arthur's High School days were busy
ones. His classmates assert that he set
a high standard of scholarship and. at
the same time, gave active support in
drama and athletics, especially in
Shakespeare's Macbeth, and in basketball and rugby. It was about this time,
in 1912, that, as a member of the 101st
King Edward High School Cadets, he
toured Australia, New Zealand and
Tasmania. This was an experience to
be remembered. Art's contributions in
athletics and entertainment programmes did much toward the success
of the trip.
The years 1914 and 1915 were a difficult time for young high-schwol graduates. World War I challenged the
youth of our country. It was natural
then for Arthur to follow the example
of his classmates and older brothers.
In 1916. when the late Major R. W.
Brock (first Dean of U. B. C. Applied
Science Faculty) was recruiting the
British Columbia Company of the Western Universities Battalion, Art donned
a pair of "grey-devils" and became a
soldier. His training took place in Vancouver at "the shacks" on the then
University campus at 10th Ave. and
Willow St., at Camp Hughes near Brandon. Manitoba, and at Seaford in
Sussex. England. Private Lord went to
France in February, 1917, to join the
46th Saskatchewan Battalion. These
were days of the Canadian offensive
and casualties were numerous. Vimy
Ridge was captured by the Canadian
Corps on April 9. At Avion, better
known as the Triangle a few hundred
yards N.E. of Vimy Ridge, Art was
very severely wounded and invalided
to England in June of the same year.
Upon his recovery and return to Canada from Bramshott Camp in March.
1918, Corporal A. E. Lord was discharged from the Army. He resumed
his studies at U.B.C. in the Fall of that
year, being among the first war veterans  to do so.
Student publications record with
some detail Art Lord's contribution to
the activities of the Undergraduates,
notably in the Players' Club, athletics
and student government. The 1919
U.B.C. Annual shows him playing in
"The Importance of Being Earnest,"
a member of the Athletic Executive,
playing on the University basketball
and rugby teams and coaching girls'
basketball. These interests continued
as indicated in the following quotations
from the 1920 and 1921 Annuals respectively :
1920—"Art excels in basketball and
rugby and takes a leading part
in the Students' Council, Athletic
Society and Players' Club."
1921—"Throughout his school and
college life Art lias always been
a leader and never appears to
be on the offensive. The students
recognized his leadership last
year when he was elected to the
presidency of our Alma Mater
Society. As student, athlete,
actor and soldier, Art has made
many friends, both among the
members of the Faculty and the
student body."
Members of U.B.C. Rugby Team, Session 1919-20.     From left, standing: George Gross, Ken Carlisle,
Otto  (Cosine)  Swanson.    Sitting:   Norman  Tofte,  Art  Lord   (Capt.),  Lou   Hunter.
U.B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE capacity as Judge of the County Court
he is dispensing justice tempered with
that mercy appropriately related to an
understanding of his fellow man.
Few indeed are the graduates of the
University of British Columbia, who
have given so effectively of themselves,
directly and indirectly, to the life of
Vancouver and British Columbia in so
many fields of activity. Time alone will
reveal the benefits accruing to our
University from his influence, ability
and effort. Arthur Lord is not one to
parry a challenge and certainly not
that expressed in the University motto.
"Timm  Est."
Copyright, Leonard Frank
Art was a charter member of the
first U.B.C. fraternity, Alpha Iota,
which later became a chapter of Phi
Kappa Pi. It should be noted also
that Miss Myrtle Kilpatrick, a member
of the Girls' Athletic Executive, a good
basketball player, a member of the
Student Council and a leading student
later became Mrs. A. E. Lord.
Following a brief
period in the law
office of Mr. A. L. P.
Hunter, Mr. Lord
went to Osgoode Hall
in Toronto for further study. Upon his
return to Vancouver
he joined the legal
department at the
City Hall under the
late George E. Mc-
Crossan, K.C. In this
capacity Mr. Lord
served the city
through various promotions. In March.
1935, he became City
Solicitor and Corpor-
I ation Counsel in Oc-
ACTOR LORD tober, 1948.
Throughout the years Mr. Lord has
been active in community affairs and
has served notably, his Alma Mater.
Little Theatre. Alumni and C.O.T.C.
have been the better for his interest.
He has played prominent roles in a
number of Alumni Players' Club and
Little Theatre productions and served
at least one term as President of the
Alumni Association. During the War
years. 1940-45, Arthur Lord held a
commission in the C.O.T.C. at U.B.C.
and was active in the administration
of the Corps during Sessional and
Summer Training
In 1924 Arthur was elected to Senate by U.B.C. Convocation and has been
repeatedly returned to office as late as
the last election in 1954. The members
of the Senate first elected him to the
Board of Governors where he served
from 1940-46 being re-elected in 1947
and again in 1954. He is Honorary Secretary of the Board of Governors. No
doubt this service to the University in
no small measure influenced the Alumni
Association when they chose him as
recipient of the first Great Trekker
Award in 1952.
The crowning event in the professional life of Arthur Lord took place
in October, 1951, when he was elevated
to the Bench and became His Honour
Judge Arthur E. Lord. In this position
he has already justified the confidence
displayed by those responsible for his
appointment. Three special assignments which he has recently undertaken are an investigation of the Douk-
hohor Lands, a Coast Labour Dispute
and an investigation into the granting
of Forest Management Licences by the
Provincial  Government.   In  his official
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Labour Law Round Table
A second Round Table on Labour
Law was held at the Faculty of Law,
University of British Columbia, on
Saturday, October 23rd, 1954. The
event was part of an expanding programme of the Faculty of Law for the
continuing education of the bar. The
project, unique in Canadian legal education, enjoys the active support and
participation of the legal profession in
practice, in government and in industry.
The second Labour Law Round Table,
on "Legal Aspects of Some Changes
Effected by the Labour Relations Act",
was under the joint auspices of the
Faculty of Law and the British Columbia Sub-Section of the Labour Relations Section of the Canadian Bar
The Round Table was attended by
some thirty lawyers, together with the
Chairman of the British Columbia
Labour Relations Board and the district Chief Conciliation Officer of the
Canada Department of Labour, who
met in closed session to discuss problems of common interest and concern.
Seven papers were delivered and discussion followed each paper. The main
subjects examined were, the right to a
hearing on certification, poly-party certification (multi-union and multi-employer certification), rights of the union
constitution in certification, significance
of certification generally, and disciplinary power of the Supreme Court.
An unexpected pleasure was the
presence briefly at the session, and at
the luncheon which followed the Round
Table, of the two Ceylon delegates to
the Colombo Plan Conference recently
held in Ottawa, the Honourable M. D.
II. Jayawardene. Minister of Finance
in the Ceylon Government, and Dr.
Gamani Corea, Economic Adviser to the
Planning Secretariat of the Ceylon Government. Mr. Jayawardene, graduate
in law of Cambridge University and
member of the Middle Temple, spoke
briefly to the luncheon guests on his
impressions of Canada and his observations of Canadian labour relations.
A third Round Table is in contemplation on "The Legal Status of Trade
DEBATE +    +    +
Dr. J. Meredith Tuft declared that
the youth of today is finer in every
way than the youth he knew at the
time of the Crimean War. "They may
know less." he said, "but they worry
more, and that's the main thing. It
shows they are on the ball." Dr. Onyx
P. (Joiner said he agreed that the
youth of today is finer than it was at
the Battle of Blenheim, where lie saw
it last, but added that he felt this was
because it knows more and thinks less.
People used to think too much and
that was tough on the cerebral cortex,"
lie said. "Today we discourage ex-
■ -esses." —n. it. B.
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Behind the familiar wall switch lies the far-sighted
planning and ingenuity of Canada's electrical
industry that provides the low-cost power and
efficient equipment which is helping to raise our
standard of living.
S\Ss*fi-si,   '.  y        When  you  want  light in a room,  you
^t^i-\- ^(VV/T^    •iust n'ck a switch. 'ts as simple as that.
rp^\V'M \   And, if that minor miracle is taken for
|I_LUJI .~<jr (\N>    granted,   consider   a   few   of  the   other
tasks electricity performs in the home.
It cooks complete meals while you are out—takes the labour
out of cleaning, polishing, washing and ironing—keeps
perishable foods in perfect condition, for months if necessary
—supplies constant hot water -brings you radio and television entertainment — and helps to keep your home cosily
warm in winter and delightfully cool m
summer. This is fast becoming the pattern of living in even remote Canadian
homes today.
to develop her aluminum, pulp and
paper, mining and manufacturing industries to their present position —
which, indirectly, adds to the prosperity
of all Canadians.
While the role played by electricity in
the home naturally looms large
with all of us, it should always be
remembered that by far the larger
part of the power generated is used by industry. In fact,
it is primarily because of the availability of this dependable source of power that Canada has been able
When  you  flip  that familiar switch on
the wall, have you ever given a thought to the amazingly
intricate system of power equipment that lies behind it?
From the start, the story of Canada's electric utilities has
been one of phenomenal increases in demand lor power being
constantly met, with the result that Canada has become one
of the most highly electrified nations in the world. And, as
always with this enlightened industry, tomorrow's needs are
being taken care of by today's planning.
This Company engineers, manufacture, s and supplies a
complete line of electrical equipment including generators,
transformers, switchgear, wire and cable for the generation,
transmission and distribution of electric power—as well as
the motors and control, electronic devices, appliances,
lamps and other products that put it to work.
We, of Canadian General Electric, take
pride in the fact that electric-
power has become the pulse of
the Canadian way ol life because
—as Canada's oldest and largest
electrical manufacturer—we have
helped to make it so.
Canada's Oldest and Largest Electrical Manufacturer
Id The President Reports-
Dbab Alumni,
Your Editor, Colonel Harry Logan,
has very kindly offered me this page
in each issue of the Chronicle so that
I can talk with you about University
affairs. I very much appreciate this,
and the first thing I would like to do
is to express my personal appreciation
of all the time, effort and wisdom
which Harry Logan has put into producing the kind of Alumni Chronicle
you want. I know that he appreciates
suggestions about both the form and
content of the Chronicle and he is
very anxious to make it a lively and
interesting link between the Alumni
and the University. My own point in
mentioning that is to say that all of
us at the U/niversity appreciate suggestions and criticism about the way
in which the University is currently
developing and should develop. Any
letters from you in this connection are
most welcome.
I should like to take this opportunity
also of saying how pleased we all are
that Mr. Arthur Sager has re-joined
the University as Executive Secretary
of the Alumni Association, and you
may rest assured that he will receive
the fullest cooperation from the University administration in carrying on
the excellent work of his predecessor,
Frank Turner.
Because fiscal years happen to be
on my mind at the present time, I
thought I might say something to you
about our present plans and projects.
You will all be glad to hear that the
University continues to receive sympathetic interest and increasing support
from the Government and the Legislature. The University's annual grant
this year has been increased by $200,000
and the annual grant from the Provincial Government now amounts to
$2,000,000. This is a substantial
amount of money and we appreciate
receiving it. Even more, however, do
we appreciate the uniform interest
shown by the Government and Legislature in  the  University's needs.
Quite recently, the Premier invited
the University to submit a statement
on its current needs and future requirements. It was naturally a matter
of great satisfaction that, on receipt of
this statement, the Government announced through the Speech from the
Throne that it intended to make available to the University $10,000,000 over
the next ten years for capital development. This is most welcome and
we are currently busy planning the
economical expenditure of this sum of
monev.    Although   it   is   a   large   sum.
we have, as I know you are well aware,
a very considerable building backlog
to make up which has arisen out of
the depression and the war years when
nothing could be built. As a consequence we are very much in need ot
a building to accommodate the non-
science departments of the Faculty o:C
Arts and Science, and also a building
to accommodate the preclinical years
of the Faculty of Medicine on the
campus. Both of these are backlog
needs but they will also enable us to
make some provision for the increased
student population that we are expect
ing in the next ten years. Another
great need is for student residences
We should be providing suitable living accommodation for a higher pro
portion of the student population
which comes to us from outside the
Vancouver area. When we have met
some of these first and most pressing
needs, we can begin to plan new buildings for the School of Commerce, the
School of Architecture, the School ot
Social Work, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Forestry, and
also try to meet the long-felt need for
a more adequate cafeteria in relation
to the Student Union, Brock Hall.
All these add up to a very formidable list of requirements indeed but
we keep telling ourselves that Rome
was not built in a day. The fact is,
however, that there really is great
urgency if the University is to continue to provide the kinds of skills
the Province needs in the quantities
that it needs them. In short, we are
grateful for all the assistance currently
being given and hope that we will continue to receive it in terms of our
needs, and of our contribution to provincial and national life and development.
In addition to the Provincial Government grant of $2,700,000 for 1954-
55, I received in the mail last week
a cheque for $590,000 as the Federal
Government's contribution to this University for tine current year. Our
student fees currently amount to $1.-
452.000; benefactions, to $516,000: and
fhese four sums together, amounting
in all to $5,258,000, constitute our basic
income. We also receive money for
research, amounting to $332,000. As
this is expended in the same amount,
it does not affect appreciably the revenues available for teaching and operational costs. It does, on the other hand,
mean a great deal to the University
in that it enables us to attract and
retain here first-class scholars because
President MacKenzie receives a model of
Standard Oil new Burnaby Industrial Plant from
Ralph D. Baker, Standard's B.C. President.
Right is Professor L. W. Shemift, U.B.C.
Department of Chemistry.
it provides them with the means and
facilities for stimulation of research
and study in their own fields. In addition to all these sums, there is an
amount of $1,173,000 which we receive
on board and lodging, bookstore and
other accounts, but this figure also is
one which is offset by expendit ures of
the same amount and as a consequence
it does not affect the amount available
for the basic teaching and operational
University budgets are notoriously
tight and it is for this reason that I
would like to say a word of special
appreciation to the Alumni for their
part in the University Development
Fund, and in particular for the unrestricted monies that are made available through the University Development Fund. It is surprising to me
and satisfying to inv colleagues to
discover how much "extra" can be done
when there are a few thousand dollars
"in the till" over and above a tightly-
balanced budget. We use this to meet
the need for new academic programmes,
to seize an unexpected opportunity to
buy a special collection of books, or
to bring an outstanding scholar in a
special field to the University for a
lecture or a course of lectures. These
are but some of the purposes to which
the unrestricted funds received from
the Development Fund are put, and I
am glad to tell you how much your
annual giving means as an academic
The earmarked funds are of course
equally appreciated for they enable us
to push forward projects that would
otherwise have to wait. In this way,
as well as through their membership
on University committees, the Alumni
can and do help to maintain balance
and harmony in our growth and development.
In my next letter I would like to get
away from the subject of finance and
say a little about our current and
future teaching and research programmes.
Every  good  wish.
Dr. J. Gorley Fran!, of the University of Squamish. a social scientist who
specializes in social drainage, has recently tabled his report on "The Effect
of Hut Life on Study." According to
Dr. Frant. the chief bad effect of life
in Acadia Camp, Fort Camp, etc.. is
that it gives the student a chance to
say "If things were only different I'd
get better marks." Chintz curtains and
black marble tubs, he says, would prevent the student from claiming he had
no chintz curtains and black marble
tubs. They would in this way strengthen his character. Nothing saps the
character so fast as hope deferred.
"The fighting forces now recognize
fhe help they can get from the interior
decorator." says Dr. Frant. "If a man
fights better on emerging from barracks full of thick rugs and three
shades of green paint, it stands to reason he will not fall asleep in lectures
after he has spent a night in a scientifically planned boudoir. I well remember in the last war there was a
certain amount of criticism — well-
meant but ignorant criticism -- about
Canadian minesweepers coming in for
repairs and being fitted with handmade mahogany chairs. But the principle was sound. An officer sweeps
mines better when rising from a handmade   mahogany   chair.    This   was   re
peatedly demonstrated in the Social
Physics Laboratories.'
Dr. Frant recalls that when he was
a poor student living underneath a tin
bathtub in London's Caledonian Market, this experience did him a world of
good. "But only in an old-fashioned
sense," he explains, "and I have had
to fight against it ever since. It perhaps made me an individualist, which
is hardly scientific. Then, too, it may
have given me a grudge against society
which I am in turn transmitting to
my students." He turned to the reporters with a merry twinkle which belied
all grudges. "Hold that twinkle," cried
a photographer. "Certainly," said the
good doctor courteously.
Near the Caledonian Market, Dr.
Frant remembers, on the fringes of
Islington, Camden New Town, and
Lower Holloway, and with easy access
to the prisons of both Holloway and
Pentonville, there lived a small colony
of art students. Among them were a
rich man, a poor man, a Negro, a revolutionary, an atheist missionary, a confirmed theist, a bachelor, a married
man. and many others. Each felt that
if things were only different he could
paint well. If the rich man were only
poor, the poor man independent, the
Negro white, the revolutionary living
in a totalist state, the atheist a believer, the theist a pagan, the bachelor
mothered, the married man free, and so
on ... if only things had been different,
then each would have been able to get
some work done.   As it was, they sat
'round drinking, on the bounty of the
rich man, and to accept his charity was
most distasteful to them.
"At first this little story seems very
funny," said Dr. Frant. "We say 'How
human !' and pass on. This is not very
scientific. Actually, each of those non-
painting painters was quite' right. Or
could have been right, for society did
nothing to prove it one way or .the
other. Leaving them helpless." He shuddered slightly.
A reporter asked Dr. Frant if the
camp huts were not highly modern in
one respect, at least, being all on one
level without basement or attic and
thus being in close touch with Mother
Fjnrth and Father Frank Lloyd Wright.
Dr. Frant said that while nobody could
accuse him of being a traditionalist, lie
felt that students should live above
ground level. "Not to be in an ivory
tower," he said. "But there is the matter of defenestration. There is a primal
urge for students to jump out of high
windows, both for joy and for sorrow.
Deny them this opportunity and you
are looking for trouble."
+   +   +
Walter Doror.AS Young, Arts '55,
newly-selected British Columbia Rhodes
Scholar, will spend the next two years
at St. John's College, Oxford. He is on
the McGoun Cup debating team this
year, was Business Manager of "Varsity
Review", and won the John and Annie
Southcott Memorial Scholarship for
proficiency in British Columbia History.
1Z Towards A World University
LEON  LADNER,  B.A.,  LL.B.(Tor.),  Convocation
Founder.    Directing   Campaign   to   raise   funds
for   International   House   at  U.B.C.
1'niversities from their earliest medieval beginnings have been international. As a matter of fact the oldest
of the European universities were at
first known as stadia (leneralia, or, in
the words of the historian Previte-
Orton. "schools frequented from all
pa rts."
In the years following the end of the
Second World War the University of
British Columbia has grown rapidly as
an international centre of lea ruin;;.
Many of the newer members of faculty
have come from distant lands—from
Holland, Germany. Czechoslovakia, Poland, and France—to name but a few.
More dramatic even has been the influx
of foreign students. They have come
from the world at large : from Austria,
Yugoslavia. China, Trinidad, Germany,
The Netherlands. Pakistan, India, Ceylon and Virgin Islands. Today at
least five hundred foreign students
from sixty different countries are
studying in the I'liiversity's classrooms
and laboratories. Some are displaced
persons, who have found refuge in
Canada : some arc immigrants, who
will become New Canadians: many are
visiting students, here on government
and W.I'.S. scholarships, who will return to their own lands, carrying with
them their impressions of our country
and our way of life. Rut all of them—
teacher and student alike—are contributing to the building of a real Stadium
Gencntlc-—;\n international meeting
ground for scholars and  students.
Becoming a world university, however, is not a simple nor an easy process. Kather it is a process that brings
problems and challenges—problems of
language and instruction, the even
more subtle problems of social and cultural adjustment, and the need to pro
vide   adequate   living   accommodation
for an ever growing student body. The
1'niversity is aware of these problems,
and has provided partial solutions to
some of them. The administration has
established a counselling service for
all students who are handicapped by
an inadequate knowledge of English;
and, through Port and Acadia Camps,
it provides habitable accommodation to
some of the foreign students. Studen:
organizations have also contributed
greatly to this process of international
growth, e.g. through the World University Service, which helps to provide
scholarships to a number of foreigr
students, and through the United Nations Club and the Parliamentarj
Forum, two groups which, through
talks, seminars, debates, and mock assemblies, do much to stimulate interest
and an understanding of international
The most dramatic development,
however, has been the recent announcement that the Vancouver Rotary Club
will support the building of an International House on the campus. The members of this Club, after a long and
careful search for a project that would
reflect their own high ideals of international understanding and good will,
found in the University's International
House movement a cause which they
could help whole heartedly. To this
end they have now started a campaign
to raise ,£150,000 to be used for the
construction of the first unit of an
International House. But behind this
generous gesture lies a long and slowly
unravelling  story.
It begins most properly, perhaps,
with the wise and far-sighted actions
of Mr. John I). Rockefeller. Jr., who
in the late twenties and early thirties,
provided monies for the establishment
of three great International Houses in
New York, Chicago, and Berkeley.
These houses provide living accommodation for American and foreign
students, for Mr. Rockefeller believed
that only by living together, day by
day. can peoples of different races and
cultures really grow in international
wisdom and understanding. Tin; same
simple motto guides the thinking of the
resident in all three Houses: "That
Brotherhood May Prevail." To date,
over sixty thousand students have lived
in these Houses, and many of them now
hold high executive and administrative
oiiices in the governments of many nations. In 1947 the International House
Association was formed. Its chapters,
found in most of the large cities of
lhe world, are composed of alumni of
the Houses. One Chapter is in Vancouver.
Then came the original impetus on
this University's campus. In truly traditional fashion it grew out of student
interest in the International House
idea. Shortly after the war two campus
clubs were formed : The International
House Committee (I.II.C.I, devoted to
the task of establishing a House on
the campus: and the International
Students' Club, formed lo enable foreign students lo meet socially with
As a result of the activities of these
groups, two outside organizations, the
Zonta Club and Marpole Rotary, gave
most freely of money, time, and energy
to establish a temporary International
House Centre. In spite of the demands
on all available space the University
administration released a hut on the
East Mall for this purpose, and last
spring the Centre was officially opened
-rebuilt through the efforts of the Ro-
tarians, and beautifully furnished by
the women of Zonta. Today if is being
*Professor    of     English,    Member,     Board    of
Directors,   U.B.C.   International  House.
>  .;   *
At Trail, B.C.'s biggest furnaces burn the year round .. . We feed
them concentrates and coke, blast the charge with compressed
air . . . and melt out over 450 tons of lead a day.
At Trail, Cominco smelted Canada's first lead . .. built the world's
first electrolytic lead refinery . . . and today B.C.'s biggest
furnaces smelt 99% of the nation's refined lead.
IN TRANSPORTATION—Tetraethyl lead is in the fuel of modern,
high-compression engines. Lead is also essential to automobile
storage batteries and to manufacture of rubber tires.
IN COMMUNICATION—Lead sheathing protects telephone
and power cables, assuring uninterrupted service to homes,
farms and industry.
IN OTHER FIELDS—Lead is an important element in the glass
of TV picture tubes. It serves as a stabilizer in certain plastics.
It is an ingredient in high grade paints. It provides a safety
shield against radiation in production of atomic energy.
14 THEO BERRY, B.A.Sc.'23, President Vancouver
Rotary Club 1954 when money for International
House   was  voted.
put to constant use by the members of
the two student clubs—now fused into
one, and affiliated with the British Columbia Chapter of the International
House Association. They hold regular
weekly meetings; stage special events,
such as the annual ball : and meet in
the noon hour with their sandwich
lunches. liy daily contact, one with the
other, they are learning much about
the ways and thinking of many peoples
in many lands. The current membership is about two hundred, approximately fifty  per cent being Canadian.
What does the future hold? The immediate future should see the building
of the first unit of the International
House. The preliminary plans providing club rooms, office space, and dining
space, have already been drawn. (See
Illustration) Plans also have been
sketched for dormitory accommodation
for both men and women members to
be added to the central unit when
funds can be found through private or
public donations. The small Board of
Directors, organized at the time of the
opening of the hut, has been reorganized into a larger body, with representation from Zonta, Marpole Rotary,
Vancouver Rotary, the I.H.A., and the
University. A Board of Trustees has
also been officially established by the
University's Board of Governors, for
the primary purpose of administering
funds and supervising the building of
the first unit. And last—but still of
great significance — an official trust
fund has been opened, with the title
of the University of British Columbia
International House Trust Fund. Donations—tax exempt—will be warmly
welcomed from all sources—including
alumni. It is certainly the hope of all
who are interested that the first unit
will not stand long in isolation. Not
until living accommodation has been
added can the full International House
ideal be realized.
University Club
Almost A Reality
A University Club in downtown Var
couver to serve the needs of resident
and visiting University graduates, iii
professions and business, has long been
the dream of many alumni. Since th."
war, several committees of the Association have studied the project, but,
until very recently, the obstacles have
seemed insurmountable.
The present University Club Committee, headed by C. II. Wills, B.A.'48.
LIj.B.'49. took over the reins last Fall
and by January had drafted proposals
which brought the dream close to real
ity. Early in February the Committee
added to its membership, set up sub
committees on sites, financing, constitution and incorporation, and arranged
for a general meeting of the new organization.
By mid-February the "Society" had
become incorporated and taken the
first steps towards application for a
charter. Within a matter of days, some
thirty professional and business men
and U.B.C. faculty members had indicated their interest and support by
contributions of $25 each to a trust
The general meeting took the form
of a dinner at the Faculty Club on
Monday, February 28. Forty people
attended, although four times this number had indicated a desire to be present but were prevented by other commitments. Reports were presented by
the Committee Chairman and the subcommittees. Nathan Nemetz, B.A.'34,
summarized the proposed constitution
while Archie Gardner, B.A.'37, submitted the findings of the sub-committee on sites and finances. A full and
lengthy discussion followed both of
these presentations out of which came
many useful comments. The points
raised at this meeting will form the
basis of future action leading to the
acquisition of a suitable club site.
Thirteen Directors (the minimum
proposed in the constitution) were
elected at this inaugural meeting: Dean
G. C. Andrew, E. W. H. Brown, F. W.
Charlton. A. P. Gardner, L. Lovatt-
Davies, J. L. Miller, Nathan Nemetz,
Dr. A. L. Pedlow, Peter Sharp, Donald
Sutton, Frank Walden, T. R. Watt and
C. H. Wills.
It is certain that the question of
facilities must be considered jointly
with  the fees and dues structure, be
cause the size of the Club and kind of
services to be rendered will be determined, in large part, by the amount of
revenue obtained from the membership.
A final decision on this important point
has yet to be made, but the meeting
on the last day of February, representing a good cross section of business,
professional and faculty members, gave
fairly clear indications of the kind of
Club most desired.
It should be pointed out that, while
the I'.B.C. Alumni Association has
sponsored all recent activities in connection with a University Club, it will
not be directly associated witli the project once a charter has been obtained.
We are sure, however, that individual
members of the Association will continue to take an active part in the
planning, establishment and operation
of this very important undertaking.
E. W. H.  BROWN,  B.A/34, Member, Board of
Directors, University Club of Vancouver; Choir-
man, Community Chest and Council of Greater
+   +   +
Col. William George Swan, B.A.Sc.
(Toronto), has been awarded the top
honour given by the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Julian C. Smith
Medal, for "achievement in development: of Canada."
U.B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE The U. B. C. Library-
Life at Forty
The University of British Columbia
acquired its first book in the spring
of 1915—forty years and 300,000 volumes later its library is one of the
leading teaching and research collections in Canada.
The first, basic collection of about
20,000 volumes was purchased in Britain and Europe by James Thayer
Gerould, Librarian of the University of
Minnesota (later of Princeton) who
was sent overseas on that special mission. So well selected were the first
books, and so diligently has a careful
acquisitions policy been subsequently
pursued, that the University is richer,
even, in its library resources than its
medium-sized collection would suggest.
That the Library ranks third among
institutions of its kind in Canada may
be a surprise to some. That the University is singularly dependent upon
library facilities for its existence and
growth is overlooked by many. The
University Library is not primarily a
building, as undergraduates commonly
suppose, but it is the continually growing collections of research materials
and the facilities and opportunities to
make them useful to competent users.
In two-score years these library resources at UBC have remarkably expanded, as a hasty review will prove.
Up from Fairview the Library
trekked in the fall of 1025 when the
Point Grey campus was first occupied,
and its home was the grey, gothic block
which arose alongside the "Science
Building" as one of the two new permanent strit c t u r e s. "King John's
Castle." as it was often familiarly
known in the time of its first Librarian,
John Ridington, would house 150,000
books and 320 students, and it was not
overtaxed by the 55,000 volumes and
1.405 students which occupied the
campus that first year. But by 194S
it was somehow packed with 175,000
volumes and with as many of the
9.300 post-war students as it could
cram in. Under the second chief Librarian, Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, the first
(north) wing was added in 1948, quadrupling the book storage space and
more than doubling the building's seating capacity. In 1955, additional steel
shelving is urgently required to accommodate the growing collections (in
building space already provided l, and
with student enrolment again advancing to the 5,800 mark, the 755 seats are
not only filled at peak study periods,
but so are many of the nearby stairs.
The relationship between the growth
of the University and the development
of the book collections is direct and
intimate. When it is remembered that
in the last decade alone U.B.C. has
added 810 new courses (and changed
the content of many others), increased
its faculty by 300% (12G to 378 full-
time people), and developed study and
research programs in fifteen major new
fields (including Medicine, Law, Slavonic Studies, Architecture, Anthropology, Pharmacy, Oceanography, and
Fisheries!. if may be understood why
the Library is not what it was even
to those who knew it in 1945. More demanding of library resources is the
Graduate School: the whole new doctoral studies program (non-existent ten
years ago and now proceeding in sixteen subject fields) and the very great
expansion of Master's work (into some
fifty fields, with 148 degrees awarded
in 1953-54 compared with 27 in 1943-
44 I.
When the University offers a new
course, hires a new professor, or establishes a new Faculty or School, not
only must the Library begin acquiring
current material in these subject fields,
but it must secure many of the books
and periodicals which have already
been published. Such is the University's
youth, and so rapidly has its expansion
taken place, that the problem of keeping abreast of the enormous amount of
new library material being issued is
surpassed only by that of collecting
the essential publications which appeared before the University became
interested  in  them.
During the academic year 1953-54,
over 22,000 volumes were added to the
Library's holdings. 24% above the
previous year's new record. Of these,
12.000 were of bound journals, which
was more than the total of all acquisitions in the year 1951-52. About 4,000
current journals are regularly received.
The Library is a regular depository
for British Columbia and Canadian
government publications and for those
of the United Nations, UNESCO, and
other related international organizations. In addition, it secures thousands of items annually from the federal and state governments of the
United States, from Great Britain and
the Commonwealth, and from other
nations throughout the world. Recently
it has secured large collections in che
fields of Freneh-Cnnadiana, Slavic and
Oriental studies. Forestry, and Anthropology. In micro-form, over four and
a half million pages of the important
Sessional Papers of Great Britain for
the nineteenth century have been acquired, plus long sets of English literary journals, American and English
drama, and Russian publications. The
Howay-Reid Library of Canadiana
(history and literature) has been
steadily enlarged since it came to the
University over a decade ago. The
recently   established   Sedgewick   Mem-
16 onul Reading Room provides new books
of general interest which were often
not available to students in former
In the quality and scope of library
service the University is the leader in
Canada. For many years the Library
has emphasized the use of its collections as well as their growth, and
many of the Library staff work directly with users in the literature of their
fields. The staff of professional librarians to instruct students and to assist
them and members of the Faculty is
the largest and best developed in the
country. Of the Library, staff of sixty-
four persons, twenty-three have completed studies in Graduate Schools of
Lihrarianship in Canada and the
United States. Both human and bibliographic means must continuously be
improved as knowledge and the sources
of information become more complex.
The University Library is intended
primarily for the use of Students and
Faculty   of   the   University,   for   studv,
general reading and research; and all
registered graduates and students in
the last two years of undergraduate
work are now admitted into the book
stacks. Individuals outside the University who are "engaged in projects
which cannot be advantageously pursued in other libraries in the Province"
may also make use of the Library in
person by registering as Extra-Mural
readers (paying an annual fee of
$1.00). Persons outside the metropolitan regions of Vancouver. New Westminster, and Victoria may borrow directly by mail through the Extension
Library (annual fee $2.00). and within
these municipal areas access to University Library materials is available
through the interlibrary loan privilege
which is extended to all libraries in the
Province. Anyone may visit the Li
braiy and make use of its materials
within the building. By such varied
means the Library's usefulness is ex
tended to all; and the annual loan of
234.000 volumes to campus users. 22,
000 to extension borrowers, and over
l.liOO on interlibrary loan, plus an
unaccounted use of materials within
the building itself indicate that the
Library program is a  very active one.
Iii ten years, as the University Librarian's last Annual Report pointed
out, the total cost of operating the
University has increased 5.8 times and
the expenditures for library purposes
G.78 times. Yet, compared with statistics for seventy other college and university libraries in North America, we
are in our best aspects only at about
the middle point in this representative
group. But we are 33% below this
median point in the number of full-
time Faculty, 70% low in quantity of
Graduate Students. 32% subnormal in
size of Library, and 13% off in the
total income of the University. In
Canada alone, our Library is Miird in
strength of library resources among
English-speaking universities, but it is
a poor third, and we should need to
be 100% larger than at present to approach the library next above us in the
scale. This great handicap must surely
be overcome if the University of British
Columbia is to maintain even a respectable third place among institutions
of higher learning in this country.
Fifteen percent; of the expenditures
made for books and periodicals last
year was met from non-University
sources. The U.B.C. Development Fund
has been of assistance several times.
Through Rockefeller and Carnegie
grants. Slavic, French-Canadian, and
Anthropological materials have been
secured. Dr. H. R. MacMillan, Mr.
Leon J. Koerner, Mr. Walter C. Koer-
ner. B C. Forest Products, Limited, the
fishing industry, the Vancouver Chinese community, and a number of the
professional groups in the Province
have contributed heavily and many of
them regularly to special book funds in
their fields of interest. However successful the University may be in providing financial support for its current
library needs, substantial funds from
other sources will be increasingly required. The University, at forty years
of age. is in ttiis respect a problem
As the Senate Library Committee
represents the interests of the University
Faculty in the Library's programme,
and a Student Library Committee
speaks for the Student group in Library
matters, so a Coniiniltee of Friends of
the U.B.C. Library is being formed to
support and promote the Library in
its relations with the community at
large. Life truly "begins at forty" for
this group of participants at the close
of the University's fourth decade of
growth. A University can never exceed in greatness the strength of its
Library collections, and the graduates,
friends, and backers of the University
of Itritish Columbia must see to it that
the institution's growth is never handicapped by too scanty support for its
Library program.
At forty, the U.B.C. Library is strong,
a bit scrawny, showing some signs of
early undernourishment, but is fully
determined to do the work cut out
for it.
W.   KAYE   LAMB,   B.A.'27,  M.A.,   Ph.D.,   LL.D.,
Dominion   Archivist  and   National   Librarian.
Professor Lemuel Robertson, affectionately known as "Lemmy" to generations of his former students, retired
from the Headship of the Classics Department in 1941. The University Board
of Governors at once appointed him
Emeritus Professor of Classics and, in
the following year, gratefully conferred
on him the Honorary degree of LL.D.
Three years later, in 1945, the same
degree was given his son Norman, now
Canadian High Commissioner in London, thereby creating a father and
son distinction unique in U. B. C. annals. Professor Robertson's retirement
severed the last link between the staff
of old Vancouver College, (out of
which sprang the University) and the
active staff of the University herself.
Classical Gold Medalist at McGill iii
the class of Arts '99, he had for forty
years been associated with and taken
a leading part in Secondary School
and Higher Education in the Province
—as teacher, as counsellor, as administrator. His brilliant, well-stored mind
had applied itself unremittingly to the
complex problems of education in our
fast-growing community.
Lemuel Robertson was appointed to
the staff of old Vancouver College in
the Session of 1901 -02 and it is appropriate to recall here, briefly, the
story of how the University grew out
of this pioneer institution. The College
had a High School and a University
Department at that time. It was founded as Vancouver High School in 1890,
the year which also saw the passing
of an Act establishing "a body politic
and corporate named the University of
British Columbia." This first attempt
to establish a Provincial University
failed in its purpose and the friends
of higher education turned for help to
the Eastern Canadian Universities.
Enabling legislation was passed in Victoria   providing  for   the  incorporation
Makers of the University-
Lemuel Robertson
•This   is   the   first   of  a   series  which   will  be
written specially for the Chronicle.
of affiliated High Schools as Colleges
of the Universities to which they were
affiliated. Under these enactments and
with the enthusiastic leadership of its
Principal, J. C. Shaw, B.A. (Dalhousie),
M.A. (Harvard), V a n c o u v e r High
School was affiliated with McGill University in the year 1899. It was renamed Vancouver College, giving, to
begin wifh, the First Year in Arts. In
1902 McGill extended the affiliation to
include the Second Year in Arts. Instruction was given by Vancouver College ; Examinations were set by McGill ; Vancouver Board of School Trustees was in charge of administration.
The next step in this development
was taken in 1906 when McGill University College of British Columbia
was established to be administered by
the Royal Institution for the Advancement of learning in British Columbia,
whose members constituted the Board
of Governors. The College was now
operated independently both of McGill
and of the Vancouver School Board.
The Board of Governors controlled
finances and appointed the Staff. But,
in respect of its Courses of Study, Examinations and Standards, in the words
of the Act, it was "to lie deemed a
College of McGill University." Two
years in Applied Science were added
to the curriculum at this time. It
should be noted that Victoria College
which was affiliated with McGill in
1902, became a part of McGill University College of British Columbia in
1907, giving courses in the first two
years in Arts.
The statesmanlike and generous
action of McGill in 1906 satisfied, for
the time being, the growing need for
higher education in the Province and
enabled plans for a Provincial University to be developed at leisure and on
a solid basis. In 1908 a new University
Act was passed, repealing the abortive
1890 Act, and establishing and incorporating the University of British Columbia. This Act, consolidated in 1912.
was subsequently implemented and.
despite the tragic drain of the war on
the student body, the University of
British Columbia took over the reins
of administration from McGill College
in the autumn of 1915. thus bringing
to a close the sixteen years of McGill's
higher educational work in the Province.
So   were   laid   the   foundations   of
\-. tt. C., and the men and women who
carried the torch of higher education
and passed it on to their students in
I he years 1899-1915 may fairly be
numbered among the Founders of the
In all this varied course of events,
from the pioneer days at the turn of
the century 'till his withdrawal in
1941 from active participation in University affairs, Professor Robertson
might truly say. in the words of Vergil's Aeneas, "quorum pars magna fui,"
—"and in these events I have had no
small share." Because of his knowledge, his wisdom, and his wide understanding of affairs, he was always in
llie inner councils of the administration,
whether in Vancouver College, McGill College or the University. This
observation extends also to the Department of Education and its officials
in Victoria, who valued and constantly
sought his views on curricular, administrative, and other matters. He served
for many years on the Provincial Board
of Examiners which sets standards for
University Entrance, and in this and
in many other ways he exercised a
continuous and vital influence on Secondary  School  Education.
During the early years in which he
taught  Classics   in   Vancouver  College
James   Curtis   Shaw,    B.A.(Dal.),   M.A.(Horv.),
Principal,    successively,    of    Vancouver    High
School, Vancouver College and McGill College
of British Columbia.
18 to High School and University grade
students, Lemuel Robertson was one of
a small group of gifted teachers, graduates of Universities in Eastern Canada
and the United Kingdom, whose wanderlust had brought them to this last
west. Individually they were men of
character; they were well-read; their
knowledge was broad based in language,
mathematics, science, and history ; their
interests were wide and they were in
close touch with the everyday world.
When McGill University College of
British Columbia was set up, it was
mainly from this group of .scholarly,
practical-minded men that the Arts
Staff were selected and when the University of Britisli Columbia took over from
McGill, several of these same teachers
were appointed to the Arts Faculty
Staff. They included the late Professors
George E. Robinson, B.A. (Dalhousie),
Department of Mathematics, and J. K.
Henry. B.A. (Dalhousie), Department
of English, and Professor James Henderson, M.A. (Glasgow I, Department of
Philosophy, who recently celebrated his
90th birthday. By a natural sequence
Lemuel Robertson became the first
Head of the U.B.C. Department of
<'lassies, and his influence in the Faculty of Arts and throughout the University widened and deepened with the
steady growth of the institution.
Members of U.B.C. Classics Department, 1924.
From left: Otis J. Todd, A. N. St. John Mildmay,
Lemuel  Robertson, Harry T. Logan.
One of his most notable achievements
of those early years is the part Lemuel
Robertson took in the establishment by
McGill of a College in Vancouver. It
was he who first suggested the plan
during a tour of duty in the Classics
Department at McGill in the winter of
190405. His old friend and teacher,
Sir William Peterson, Principal of McGill, responded favourably to the idea
and appointed Dr. II. M. Tory of McGill's Department of Mathematics to
study the situation and carry on the
necessary negotiations with the British
Columbia authorities. In the planning
stage of this important undertaking,
Lemuel Robertson's knowledge of conditions and personalities in British Columbia was found invaluable and his
advice had much to do with shaping
the destiny of McGill College in British
Columbia. Subsequently, when McGill
College was in process of giving place
to the University of British Columbia,
he had an active role in gaining support of University graduates, in mobilizing public opinion in favour of a provincial institution, and in stimulating
interest in such matters as the choosing of a suitable site. Under the chairmanship of the newly-appointed first
President, Dr. F. F. Wesbrook, he
served as a member of a five-man corn
mittee on Organization, appointed :o
blue-print the Faculties and Departments of U.B.C.
Because of his unusual gift for clear
thinking, Lemuel Robertson was constantly called upon to advise in University administration at all levels.
Also, in addition to the care of the
Department of Classics, he was pressed
into action, from time to time, for
periods of administrative duty as Dean
of Arts and as Registrar. He wras, in
fact, a master of parliamentary procedure and had an intimate knowledge
of University routines and history, and
his counsel was of inestimable value
to the administration, especially during periods of transition and change.
Other University duties assumed by
Lemuel Roberston included the chairmanship of the Committee on Ceremonies and the Directorship of the
Summer session for several years. He
was elected by Faculty a member of
the first; U.B.C. Senate and thereafter
bad long periods of service in that body.
But it is perhaps as teacher and its
friend that those who know Lemuel
Robertson cherish the acquaintance
most dearly. Many students had their
interest in the Latin and Greek classics
aroused to enthusiasm in his High
School classes. That quality or power
of stirring the mind, which marks the
great teacher, he carried over into his
University work in all grades of study.
One of his former students, Dr. Homer
Thompson, now a world-famous archaeologist, in answer to a magazine
writer's recent enquiry as to why be
had taken up classical studies, attributed his action to the infectious
inspiration of Lemuel Robertson's instruction in the University of British
Columbia. His class-room was never
an ivory tower. In his lectures he left
on his students' minds the impression
that what they were studying was important and valuable for the life of
every day. His familiarity with current events, his knowledge of history,
and his wide acquaintance with literature, added to a fund of personal
reminiscences, combined to make tie
reading with him of an Ode of Horace
or a speech of Cicero an unforgettable
experience. And it is quite safe to say
that no teacher ever had a longer
memory for his students nor a keener
interest in their welfare.
"Just as the Twig is bent, the Tree's
inclined". So it is with a growing University. U.B.C. was planted as a Twig
iti the soil of the Humanities in old
Vancouver College, and the University
to-day, a full-grown tree of many
branches, retains, in all its parts, sure
Copyright, Leonard Frank
Vancouver High School, when completed, 1893;
photo taken  from Cambie Street at  Dunsmuir.
evidence of its early nurture. The extent to which the character of her
development has been influenced by
Lemuel Robertson was eloquently expressed in the Citation for the degree
of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, conferred upon him in 1942. "To a very-
great number of our people, Sir, Mr.
Robertson's name will mean not so
much a College Professor as a lively
and benevolent campus spirit, a tjenius
loci. Long before this province had a
University, a University life began to
operate in whatever class-room he entered. It was his idea and his formula
that shaped the mould from which this
body of ours emerged without: jar of
transition. And ever since the emergence, his teaching and wealth of experience have continued to help the
University grow. Twenty-seven classes
of our students gladly bear witness to
his liberal humanity; in like manner,
his colleagues and associates have profited, constantly and much, by his
exercise of "the greatest trust between
man and man", which is "the trust of
giving counsel."
Happily, Professor and Mrs. Robertson are still in our midst and are »t
home, as always, to their innumerable
+   +   +
Honours for Honorary Graduates
Dr. Chalmers J. Mackenzie, C.M.G.,
M.C, M.C.E., (Dalhousie and Harv.),
D.Sc. (McGill), LL.D. (Dal.), D.Sc'47,
F.R.S., F.R.S.C, former President of
the National Research Council, was
installed as Chancellor of Carleton
College, Ottawa, in the presence of Governor-General Vincent Massey, Cabinet
Ministers and Diplomats.
Harvey Reginald MacMillan, C.B.E.
B.A., M.S.F., F.R.G.S., D.Sc'50, has
been elected Vice-President of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce. He was
also elected recently to the Board of
Directors of Argus Corporation Limited.
Major-General Victor Odlum, C.B.,
C.M.G., D.S.C, LL.IV54, will head a
three-year province-wide fund-raising
campaign aimed at a $640,000 target to
finance the needs of Union College of
British Columbia during the next
twenty years.
GRAUER,   B.A/25,
Ph.D.  (Calif.).
A glance at the map of British Columbia shows that it is divided into
four great parallel trenches—the Rocky
Mountain Trench, the Purcell Trench
which is occupied mainly by Kootenay
Lake, the Selkirk Trench which lies
between the Selkirk Range of Mountains and the Monashee Range, and
the Coastal Trench which lies between
the Coastal Range of Mountains and
the Insular Chain. Geologists consider
that, during the last ice age, the British
Columbia area was entirely covered
with a sheet of ice and snow. As this
layer melted and retreated to the north
it left behind a land profuse with lakes
and rivers, glaciers and waterfalls- —
a land naturally suitable to the development of hydro-electric power.
It has recently been said thatf. "In
the same way that the industrial
growth of England and Germany was
based on coal so hydro-electric power
has been fundamental to Canada's development". British Columbia is no exception to this generalization.
By the end of 1954 the total development capacity in British Columbia
amounted to 2,121,000 horsepower.
This was almost three times the total
in 1939. Our Province ranks third,
after Quebec and Ontario, in developed
hydro-electric power, but is second
only to Quebec in potential.
In appraising the importance of
hydro electric power for industrial pur-
Hydro-Electric and
Natural Gas Development-
Its Importance to B. C
poses in our economy, it may be said
to have two principal roles—first, to
attract those relatively few industries
whose primary requirement is large
blocks of inexpensive power regardless
of the location of its raw materials;
and secondly, to be available in adequate supply for the development of
resources within B.C.
A prime example of the first role is
the development of the Kitimat site
by the Aluminum Company of Canada.
This undertaking has been of a spectacular size. By 1954 the Aluminum
Company had installed 420.000 horsepower at its Kemano site at a cost of
some $275,000,000. In 1955 an additional 150,000 h.p. will be developed at a
cost of $45,000,000. This Company estimates that when the site is fully developed there will be a capacity of 2,240.-
000 h.p.
The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company is an outstanding example
of the use of hydro-electric power for
development   of   natural   resources   in
B.C., as are the various pulp and paper
On the non-industrial front, hydro-
electricity continues to be of prime
importance to farmers and to the standard of living of urban dwellers.
Since the last war, the electrification
of rural areas and the installation of
electrically driven equipment on farms
has gone on apace. In the Fraser Valley, for instance, the number of users
of electricity has doubled since the war
and consumption per account has almost   tripled.
Likewise, a dramatic rise in standard
of living as reflected by increased use
of electrical devices in the home is
shown by the statistics of residential
electrical consumption. Since 1939 the
annual electrical use per residential
account on the B.C. Electric system has
more than tripled.
What of the future'.' The undeveloped
hydro-electricity of B.C. is estimated
at   upwards   of   L'J.OOO.OOO   horsepower.
'President and Chairman of the Board of
Directors, British Columbia Power Corporation
Limited.   Member of U.B.C.  Senate.
tM. W. Mackenzie,
"Canada's Natural Resources."
BRIDGE RIVER hydro-electric plant, which sends 248,000 h.p. to British Columbia's lower mainland
area, is one of a number of major power developments which  have  been  built since the war to
supply   B.C.'s   booming   population   and   industry.    Under   President   Dal   Grauer's   leadership,   B.C.
Electric's generating  capacity  has  almost tripled   in   less  than  a  decade.
2D or more than six times the capacity
developed so far. Furthermore, this
potential is distributed clock - wise
around the province so that no part
should be short. At the same time the
bulk of the potential can be made available at tidewater where, for obvious
reasons, the greatest industrial expansion will take place.
The Lower .Mainland and Vancouver
Island, which will always be the centre
of British Columbia's population and
business, have available 3,000,000 or
more horsepower from the Fraser River
and another 1.000,000 horsepower or so
from the lloninthko-Chilko, but in both
cases there are, lirst. problems to be
worked out relating to the Fraser salmon run. In addition, there are about
000,000 undeveloped horsepower from
other sources which do not involve
The northern half of B.C. has great
mineral potentialities. For the development of metallurgical industries as
well as for refining imported ores at
tidewater, there are fascinating hydroelectric possibilities.
North of Prince Rupert are a number of rivers and lakes, chiefly the
Stikine, Iskut and Dease .Rivers and
Dease Lake, which have not been thoroughly surveyed but which have been
rated as high as 0.000,000 h.p. This
energy could be made available at tidewater at the mouth of the Nass River.
Far north, straddling the B.C.-Yukon
border are a group of lakes and streams
with a potential of up to 5,000,000 h.p.
which the Frobislier-Ventures interests
are currently proposing to develop to
utilize the mineral resources of northern B.C. and the Yukon as well as to
process imported ores.
For the north-east section of B.C.
with its interesting diversity of resources, the Peace River System is said
to have a potential of close to 1,500,-
000 h.p. with the Liard probably of
the same order.
The south-east part of the Province
lias the Upper Columbia River, so
prominent in the current news, with
potentialities of between one and two
million horsepower of at-site capacity
in addition to even larger blocks of
downstream power through the firming up either of the Lower Columbia
River, chiefly through dams at Mica
Creek and the outlet of Lower Arrow
Lake, or through diversion of the flood
waters of the Columbia into the Fraser
River by tunnels below the proposed
Mica dam.
The Clearwater system in Central
B.C. and the Pend d'Oreille River in
southern B.C. add further sizable potentials to this already groaning board.
There is no doubt, then, of the availability in the interior of B.C. of ample
power for the requirements of the
future, which requirements would appear to be chiefly centred around minerals and the largely untouched interior
forests. And in a general way, it is
apparent that B.C. has the hydroelectric resources to take care of her
growth,   wherever   it   may   surge   forward, for decades to come.
IN   1955
While hydro-electric power has been
with us for a number of decades and
its rapid development has become a
common factor in our day to day living,
natural gas is a newcomer in our midst.
The discoveries of oil and gas in Alberta and northern British Columbia
soon made it apparent that it was only
a matter of time before this valuable
fuel would be available in B.C. From
the first it was clear that British Columbia's demand was not sufficient in
itself to justify a pipeline and that
any economically feasible plans would
have to include supply to the United
States. This international aspect has
caused some delay in completing arrangements but the recent announcement of a solution suitable to both
Canadian and American interests looks
favourable. Natural gas is not yet a
reality for us but the final approval
of the U.S. Federal Power Commission
is likely to be obtained this year.
Since natural gas it not yet here,
it is somewhat speculative to assess its
influence on the economic development
of British Columbia. Nevertheless, it
is by no means too early to examine
its prospects with experience elsewhere
as a guide.
The most universal large use for
natural gas is as a heating fuel. Here,
it competes chiefly with oil, coal and
wood; and price is therefore an important factor. The price to the user will
hinge on his volume of demand and
such things as whether he elects an
interruptible supply or not. At the
price levels in the Lower Mainland
that now appear likely, natural gas
becomes attractive as a heat fuel to
both the industrial and residential
customer and it is fairly certain that
use will at least double in the first
five years. After this its consumption
will grow as the Province's population
and industry increase.
As an inexpensive fuel, natural gas
may be expected to replace some fuels
which may have an important economic
value in other ways. Sawdust e.g., arid
slab wood may well be used in the
pulp chip or wall board industries, for
instance, instead of being burned for
The greater emphasis on appliances
for gas heating should do much :o
stimulate the gas appliance manufacturing industry in our Province, which
in turn has many products as its raw
materials. These examples will illustrate the chain reaction of industrial
growth which could result from the
introduction of natural gas in our
There are certain new fields of industry which may be expected to establish operations in British Columbia
through our having natural gas. Principal   amongst   these   is   the   ceramics
industry engaged in the production of
tile, glass, brick, etc.
The most fascinating and most speculative field for use of natural gas lies
with the petrochemical industry. Until
1940 the only other use for this fuel
was as a source for carbon black.
During and since the war, however,
si ience has shown us how to use natural gas to make ammonia, and from
ammonia to make nitric acid, which in
turn can be used for the manufacture
of fertilizers and explosives.
In another field, natural gas is used
for the manufacture of synthetic fibres
which we know nowadays as "orlon,
dynel, acrilan," etc. Natural gas is also
a base chemical for the production of
alcohols. These in turn can be used
either directly in antifreezes or for
plastics or can be used in the manufacture of rubber. Natural gas can
also give us formaldehyde, an important chemical in many fields. It gives
us acetylene. Chlorine, when combined
with natural gas, offers in itself a wide
range of useful products. Thus the
potential for a petrochemical industry
is almost endless.
The development of a petrochemicals
industry hinges, of course, on many
other things besides a large supply of
natural gas. Prominent among these
is the restricted size of the local B.C.
market, the effect of oceanic and railway freight rates on export possibilities
and the relatively high tariff on shipments into the United States. It is a
matter of pure guess-work at this stage,
how large a petrochemical industry
will  be established  in B.C.
The abundant hydro resources of
the Province have made and will continue to make spectacular contributions
to the growth and diversification of our
economy. In a quieter way, we have
every reason to expect that natural
gas will, over the course of time, also
make its significant contributions to
the further development of old industries and to the introduction of new
has paced post-war growth of the rest of
Canada since 1945. Steel fabrication, such as
that pictured here at Vancouver Iron Works,
will be just one of the industries to receive
additional impetus from the arrival of natural
gas at Vancouver tidewater in the near future.
U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Man Is the Basic Resource
The accent was on People at the
Eighth B.O. Natural Resources Conference in Victoria, February 23-25. This
was to be expected in that the theme,
"What Natural Resources Mean to
You," directed attention to the single
most important factor in resource development—human needs. It was inevitable, however, that sooner or later
this unique gathering of scientists,
educators and businessmen should give
emphasis to the interdependence of
"natural" and "human" resources. As
conference has succeeded conference,
it has become increasingly evident that
insufficient consideration of this relationship has accounted for the failure
of many  resource  programmes.
It is generally conceded that man is,
in fact, the basic resource. The full
and proper development of this resource
should determine the manner in which
all other resources are exploited and
utilized. In Victoria, it, was also recognized that the development of human
resources involves more than the provision of jobs, security and a high
standard of material living. It embraces as well the fulfilment of man's
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'33,    B.A.,    M.A.,    Ph.D.(Comell),    Secretary,
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physical,   mental   and   spiritual   needs.
With this concept as the keynote, it
was significant (though perhaps fortuitous) that Mining and Recreation
should have been featured at the first
morning session of the Conference.
Here were two apparently dissimilar
subjects; and yet the papers presented
and the discussions which followed
brought into sharp focus their common
base and the relationship between
human and natural resource. This session set the pace and the tone of the
three-day meeting.
In the Mining panel, it was shown
that man's need for gold, coal and
later, base metals brought about not
only the development of an industry
but the settlement of much of our
l'rovince. The future of this industry,
and to some extent the character of
urban and industrial growth, will, by
the same token, bfe datermined by
human wants and desires. Equally important to the future of this industry
is the quality of the men who will be
enlisted into the fields of geology, mining and metallurgy, for the horizon is
limited as much by the human factor
as it is by the extent of an irreplacable
In the Recreation panel, it was shown
that man's need for physical and spiritual refreshment is often jeopardized
when the satisfaction of his material
needs is given priority. The full exploitation of the mineral resource, and
other primary resources, coupled with
the growth of relit ted secondary industries, has increased man's material
wealth but at the same time created
conditions, in urban centres particularly, which are inimical to his own well-
being. Healthy, educated and efficient
people are needed to achieve the maximum in wealth from our natural resources. It follows then that we will
fall   short   of  this  goal   if  we  neglect
the development of the human resource
upon which all else depends.
A natural sequence to the theme of
the Eighth Conference is an educational one because out of this meeting
comes the conviction (of the writer)
that what B.C. needs, above all else,
is an increasing number of well-
trained, educated and thinking people.
Such a theme would require a close
look at curricula, teaching, educational and professional opportunities. It
would mean a study of the need for
leadership in many fields, not least of
which  is  education   itself.
These are but some observations of
an interested visitor to the Conference.
Because of the number and variety of
the papers presented, it would be impossible to summarize even the highlights of the thirteen panel discussions.
It can be said—and will undoubtedly
be said by all those who attended—
that it was the most successful of many
worthwhile   annual   meetings.
As an Alumnus, one takes pardonable pride in the support given to this
important Conference by U.B.C. graduates and Faculty. On the first day,
nineteen of the twenty-two speakers
were in this category. It is encouraging
to note that U.B.C. Alumni are gaining
key roles in resource development, in
positions which carry with them both
challenge and  responsibility.
For the record, a list of the U.B.C. portici-
pants  is  given  below:
George S. Alien, Dean, Faculty of Forestry;
Theodore V. Berry, B.A.Sc.'23, Commissioner,
Greater Vancouver Water District; D. Borth-
wick, B.S.A.'47, Assistant Chief Land Inspector,
B.C. Lands Service; C. M. Campbell Jr., B.A.'38,
B.A.Sc.'38, Consulting Engineer; H. A. Car-
michael, B.Com.'46, LL.B.'48, President, Dawson Creek Board of Trade; J. D. Chapman,
Assistant Professor of Geography; Robert E.
Delavault, Research Associate in Geochemistry,
R. E. Foerster, B.A.'2t, M.A.'22, Ph.D.(Tor.)'t4,
Principal Scientist, Pacific Biological Station;
M. M. Gilchrist, B.S.A.'48, Markets Commissioner, Department of Agriculture; N. J. Goode,
B.A.Sc.'41, Public Health Engineer, Department
of Health and Welfare; R. L. Haig-Brown,
LL.D.'52, Author and Magistrate, Campbett
River, B.C.; J. Hatter, B.A.'45, Ph.D.(Wash.
State)'52, Chief Game Biologist, B.C. Game
Commission; M. S. Hedley, B.A.Sc.'30, Senior
Geologist, Department of Mines; W. Hick,
B.A.'47, Secretary, Stewart Board of Trade;
D. G. Laird, Professor of Soils; G. L. Landon,
B.S.A.'23, Director, Agricultural Development
and Extension; P. A. Larkin, President of Conference, Assistant Professor in Zoology; T. A.
Leach, B.S.A.'31, Commentator, Farm and Fish
eries Department, C.B.C; Ian Mahood, B.Com
'40, B.S.F.'41, Forester, MacMillan & Bloedel
Limited; J. O. Moore, B.S.A.'49, Senior Land
Valuator, Department of Finance; R. A. MacLeod, B.A.'43, M.A.'45, Ph.D.(Wise.)'49, Senior
Scientist, Pacific Fisheries; Ian McTaggart-
Cowan, Head, Department of Zoology; L. E.
Ranta, Assistant Director (Medical), Vancouver
General Hospital; J. V. Rogers, B.A.Sc.'33,
Manager, Engineering Division, Consolidated
Mining & Smelting Co. of Canada; C. A.
Rowies, Associate Professor of Soils; R. A.
Spence, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering;
Dr. D. B. Turner, B.S.A.'33, B.A.'36, M.A.'44,
Ph.D., Director of Conservation, Department of
Lands, Secretary of Conference; T. A. Walker.
B.A.'26, Big Game Guide and Outfitter; H. V.
Warren, Professor of Geology and Geography;
R. W. Wellwood, Professor, Faculty of Forestry; Honourable R. G. Williston, B.A.'40,
Minister of Education; J. J. Woods, B.S.A.'23.
M.S.A.'32, Superintendent, Dominion Experimental Station; and C. H. Wright, B.Sc.'I7,
M.Sc.'20, Consulting Chemical Engineer, Consolidated  Mining   &   Smelting  Co.  of  Canada.
2 2 Alumnae
and Alumni
( items of Alumnae news are invited in the
form of press clippings or personal letters.
These should reacli the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle, 207 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next issue not later than  May 18,  1955.)
W. Orson Baneiei.d, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
'23, is the 1055 Chairman of the Vancouver Campaign Committee of the
Red Cross, in its annual appeal for
funds. Mr. Banfield is a former Vancouver Branch and B.C. Division Fresi-
dent of the Canadian Red Cross Society.
Hugo Ray, B.A., has been elected for
a three-year term as Commissioner on
the West Vancouver Park Board. He
has also been appointed Chairman of
tlu> Metropolitan Advisory Committee,
a group which advises Park Boards in
the lower mainland on projects and
activities. Mr. Ray recently retired
from the Reeveship of West Vancouver
Brigadier William Murphy, C.B.E.,
D.S.O., E.D., Q.C.. B.A., Chairman of
the Conference of Defence Associations,
has been appointed Honorary President
of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian
Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, of
whose Board of Directors he has been
a member since 1948.
J. D. Hartley, B.A.Sc, has been promoted to the position of Superintendent
of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company's Zinc Department at
Trail, the largest of its kind in the
world. He has been with Cominco since
1927 and in June 1954 was made Assist-
and Superintendent of the Zinc Department.
Philip Lavens Matiikwson, B.A.Sc.
has been appointed Assistant Chief of
Motive Power and Car Equipment.
Canadian National Railways, with
headquarters in Montreal. Mr. Mathew-
son has been with the Company since
1930 and has been Chief of Research
since 1952. In that same year he was
presented with the Ross Medal by the
Engineering Institute of Canada for the
best paper on an electrical subject.
Arthur H. Beattik. B.A., M.A.'31.
has been elected Editor of the "Clearinghouse", a magazine published by
and for Arizona's Teachers of Foreign
Languages. Professor Beattie received
his Ph.D. in French on October 1, 1954,
from Stanford University. He is teaching French and Humanities at the University  of Arizona  in Tuscon.
Donald E. Kert.in. B.A.. has been
elected a Director of the Montreal
Trust Company, of which lie is also
General Manager.
David Wodlinger, B.A.. has been
Administrator, since 104S. of the U.S.
Government   Scholarship  Program   for
American Students under the Fulbright
Act. In his office at the Institute of
International Education in New York
City, he handles applications from
Graduate Students for Fulbright and
many other awards, of which somo
1200 are granted annually for study
in all parts of the world. Mr. and Mrs.
Wodlinger and their two sons live in
I.archmont. a suburb of New York City.
Dr. C. S. Lord, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'33,
Ph.D. (Mass. Inst, of Tech.)'37, has
been appointed Chief Geologist of the
Geological Survey of Canada. Since
1937, Dr. Lord has been employed continuously by the Survey. Before that
he gained experience as a geologist in
B.C., and in Northern Rhodesia a<
Geologise for the Rhodesian Anglo-
American Corporation. In 1952 he organized and directed a project known
as "Operation Keewatin" whereby, for
the first time in Canada, helicopters
were used for extensive geological
Kenneth F. Noble. B.A., Canadian
Government Trade Commissioner in
Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mrs.
Noble came to Vancouver to spend
Christmas with Mr. Noble's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Noble. With them
was their elder son, Kenneth, a student
of Bishops College in Capetown.
Donald Stevenson Watson. B.A..
Ph.D.(Cal)'35, represented this University at the inauguration of Wilson
Homer Elkins as President of the University of Maryland at College Park,
Maryland, in January.
Donald B. Grant, B.Com., has been
appointed President and General Manager of Machinery Depot Ltd. and Vancouver Iron Works Ltd. He has been
associated with Vancouver Machinery
Depot since 1946 as Secretary Treasurer and latterly as Executive Vice-
Jack   M.   Streight,   B.A.,  has  been
installed   as   Illustrious   Potentate   of
the Vancouver Gizeh Temple.
Wilson Henderson, B.S.A.. M.S.A.
'41. Associate Pathologist, Department
of Veterinary Science, Purdue University, is on six months leave of
absence in the Gold Coast, West Africa.
to study that Colony's control program
for poultry diseases. Dr. Henderson
managed the U.B.C. Poultry Farm from
1933 to 1941. Since that time ho has
done important work in Poultry Management, in graduate study and in
University Teaching in which he has
been engaged af Purdue since 1949.
Dr. John E. Bell. B.A.. A.M.'41.
Ed.I).'42. has been invited to be visiting Senior Lecturer in Psychology at
the University of Edinburgh for the
spring and summer terms of this year.
Dr. Bell taught Clinical Psychology
here in 1949. He has been until recently Director of the Psychological
Clinic and Associate Professor of Psy
chology at Clark University, Worcester,
Mass. In addition to teaching at Edinburgh Dr. Bell has been asked to
address the British Psychological Society in London and give a series of
lectures in Rome and the Netherlands.
Sqdn.-Ldr. Donald F. McRae, D.F.C.
CD., has been transferred to the U.K.
as an Instructor at the Offensive Support Wing, School of Land-Air Warfare. He flew with the R.C.A.F. during
the war, later was at Sea Island and
then a Staff Officer at Tactical Air
Command where he set up joint Army-
Air exercises. With him in Elngland
are his wife (nee Hester Florence
Atkins), daughter Donna, 6, and three-
year-old twins, Bruce and Robert.
D. D. Reeve, B.A.Sc. P.Eng., has
been appointed Chief Engineer by the
Pacific Coast Pipe Company Limited.
Arthur Jackson Saunders, B.A.Sc,
Consulting Engineer of Victoria, B.C.,
will spend two months in Australia and
New Zealand as Manufacturing Consultant to the ©rmonoid Roofing and
Asphalt Company of Australia. While
there he will study the Company's main
plant in Sydney, and subsidiaries in
both countries.
Thomas Alsbury, B.A., B.Ed.'47, has
been elected, for the fifth term, President of the Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council.
Rev. Arthur Dobson, B.A., D.D., and
Mrs. Dobson accompanied by their children, Helen, George and Judy, have
returned to India, where they are missionaries under the United Church of
Canada, after a 15-month furlough in
Vancouver. Dr. Dobson is stationed at
Ujjain in Central India and is District
Superintendent for the United Church
of North India. Mrs. Dobson, who had
been working towards her master's
degree in Medical Social Work at the
University of B.C., will continue to
work on her thesis in India.
J. Norman Hyi.and, B.Com., was
featured speaker at the annual meeting
of the Advertising Club of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Mr. Hyland is
Executive Sales Manager of British
Columbia Packers Limited.
David Fori.ono Rice, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed to the newly-created
position of Supervisor of Research Ad-
minsitration for the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company, Trail. B.C.
W. J. Toron, B.A.Sc, formerly
working in Copenhagen, Denmark, is
now with the Uis Tin Mining Company
at Uis. South West Africa.
R. T. (Bon) McKenzie. P..A., has
written a very successful book. "British Political Parties". Prime Minister
Churchill commented. "He has achieved
one of the hardest of literary tasks,
that of writing a definitive text book
which shines with scholarship without
being marred by pedantry". After
graduation. Bob was appointed an
Assistant   in   the   U.B.C.   History   De-
U. B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE part men t. He was in the Army during
the War, and later became Assistant
Director of the Canadian Association
for Adult Education. Going to Britain
for post graduate studies at the London School of Economics), he then
became a lecturer. Now living in London, he is well-known as a Radio
Political Interviewer and Discussion
Frederick Wells Brason. IS.A.. M.D.,
represented this University at the inauguration of Clifford Cook Furnas as
Chancellor of the University of Buffalo,
January ti and 7. at Buffalo. New York.
Pierre Francis Berton, B.A. has
received acclaim for "The Golden
Trail", a story of the Klondike rush,
which appears in Macmillan and Company's "Great  Stories of Canada."
A. J. (Joe) Gregory, B.A.Sc, was a
visitor to U.B.C. in the third week of
January, interviewing Senior Electrical
students for possible employment. Joe
was head of the College Relations Department of the Northern Electric
Company. His itinerary included the
Universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He gave a lecture to
third and fourth year Electricals on
"Micro-Wave: What it can do". lie
prepared recently a handsomely illustrated ■ booklet on the varied work of
the Northern Electric Company. Since
his return to Montreal he has been
appointed Assistant Superintendent of
Manufacturing Methods and Development:   Engineering.
Mrs. Gregory was An.ken Mckinnon,
Garth Griffiths. B.A.Sc. former
Distribution Superintendent for the
B.C. Power Commission in Victoria,
has been appointed to the newly-created
Post of Assistant to the General Manager and Chief Engineer. He has been
with the Commission since 1940.
George V. Browning. B.A., M.A.'43,
Ph.D. (Wisconsin )'4S. Supervisor. Physical Chemistry Unit. Materials and
Processes Laboratory. Large Steam
Turbine and Generator Division. General Electric Research Laboratory,
Schenectady. New York, has been
elected Secretary-Treasurer in the
Schenectady-Albany-Troy Section of
the National Association of Corrosion
Engineers, a very high position in the
engineering   profession.
G. S. Bryson, P..Com., is Assistant
Deputy   Minister  of  Finance,  Victoria.
Vincent Casson. B.A.Sc. has been
elected to the Board of Directors of
Gallowhur Chemical Corporation. New
York City. Mr. Casson is a Director
and General Manager of Gallowhur
Chemicals Canada Limited. Montreal
and also conducts a Management Consulting practice in that city. In his first
and second years at U.B.C. Mr. Casson
received scholarships for having the
highest standing in his class, and at
graduation won the Convocation Prize
for being the most outstanding student
in  Applied  Science.
Charles W. Nash, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed to the newly-created post of
Director of Load Development, B.C.
Power Commission, head office, Victoria.
For the past seven years he has been
Manager of the Nanaimo-Duncan and
Lake Cowichan power districts.
A. Wei.don Haniiury, B.A.. after a
trip to Mexico, spent the Christmas
season here with his family. He has
returned to Montreal where he is working in radio. Several of his plays have
been produced by the C.B.C.
Robert Glen Chestnut, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed Special Assistant in the
Operation Department of the Canadian
National Railway, engaged in matters
of organization and staff.
George W. Mcleod, B.A.Sc, is the
1954 winner of the Latson Memorial
Prize awarded annually for the best
thesis supporting an application for
registration as a Professional Engineer
in Mechanical  Engineering.
George II. Nation, B.Com., has been
appointed Manager of the Vancouver
Office of Dominion Securities Corporation.
J. Norman Oi.sen, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed Distribution Superintendent
of the B.C. Power Commission in Victoria. He has been with the Commission
since graduation and until now has
been Manager of the Comox Valley and
Campbell  River districts.
Larry E. Wight. B.A.Sc, has been
appointed Manager of the Nanaimo-
Duncan and Lake Cowichan power districts of the B.C. Power Commission.
He has been Assistant Manager of
these districts since 1951, and has been
with the Commission since graduation.
Nokman Mackenzie Hay, B.A., presently in London, England, will be
returning to Canada in late March after
a month on the continent. He has
accepted a post on the Council of
Industrial  Design in Ottawa.
Douglas Keith MacDonald, B.S.A..
M.P.IL'50 (North Carolina), Mrs. MacDonald (nee Gwynneth Griffiths).
B.A.'48. B.S.W.'49, and their two-year-
old son, Ian Andrew, have returned to
B.C. after two years of service witli the
World Health Organization of the
United Nations. Keith served with
W.H.O. in the Far East as Adviser to
the governments of Sarawak and Taiwan. Formosa, in the development of
public health education programmes.
Mrs. MacDonald served as Welfare
Officer in the Sarawak Red Cross
Society and as a Consultant to the
Medical Social Department of the
National Taiwan University Hospital
in Taipeh. Keith is now a Public Health
Educator in Victoria.  B.C.
George B. McKeen. B.Com.. formerly
Secretary of Decks-McBride Limited,
has been appointed Vice-President and
Managing Director of that company.
Dr. Morton Mitciiner, B.A., M.A.'48.
Ph.D.   (Harv.l.  has  joined  the  opera
tions research staff of Arthur D. Little
Incorporated  of Cambridge,  Mass.
Alexander Woodkow, B.A., M.A.'50,
has received his Do, torate from the
University of Chicago. His Ph.D. was
awarded in the Division of Social
Dr. Jone Chang, M.D.'49 (Toronto),
has been awarded a Fellowship of the
Royal College of Physicians of Canada ;
he is the first Chinese Canadian to win
such an award.
Cameron A. Maddin, B.Com., has
been appointed Sales Manager for Dominion Securities Corporation Limited
in  British  Columbia.
Marion H. Matheson, B.A., M.A.'JO,
working in the Geographical Branch
in Ottawa, has been elected Secretary
of the Canadian Association of Geographers.
Charles Henry Wills, B.A., LL.B.
'49, heads the committee set up by the
Alumni Association to plan a University Club.
Ronald L. Cliff, B.Com., has been
elected to the Board of Directors of
the British Pacific Insurance Company.
A chartered accountant and President
of British Columbia Transformer Company Limited, be is also a Director of
D e e k s - M c B r i d e and associated
W. "Bert" Gayle. B.S.F., Assistant
District Forester at Prince Rupert, was
a Speaker at the 45th annual meeting
of the Western Forestry and Conservation Association in San Francisco, December 7 to 10.
Keith Mai.tman. B.P.E., won a Silver Medal for Canada as Runner-Up in
the British Empire and Commonwealth
Games Wrestling this summer.
Chaki.es Marshall, B.A., is working
in Ottawa with the Arctic Research
Committee in the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources.
John Pavei.icii, B.P.E., has been
selected to represent Canada in the
shot put event at the Pan-American
Games in Mexico City this spring.
John .McNeill Siehurtii, B.S.A.,
M.S.A.'51 I Washington i. has been
awarded his Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Minnesota.
He has accepted a position in the Animal Pathology Department of the Virginia Agricultural Experimentation
Station. Blacksburg. Va.
James Reid Wilson. B.Ed., has been
named Principal of the Brentwood
Elementary School now under construction. At present he is Vice-Principal
of Kitchener Street School.
Captain Blake Baii.e, has been appointed Staff Learner for Administration at the Headquarters of the 1st
Canadian Infantry Brigade in Soest.
Germany. He has served with the Seaforths. the Army Special Force, and as
Adjutant of the 2nd Btn., Royal Canadian Regiment, in Korea and Germany.
His wife (nee Margaret Julia Harrison). B.A.'50. B.S.W.'52, and two
children are with him in Germany.
24 Ronald i;,uv, B.Com., now in Second
Year Law at U.B.C, has been elected
President of the University Alma Mater
Society for 1955-50. At present, Ron is
A.M.S.  Treasurer.
Samuel S. Dixon, I!.A., has been appointed Public Relations Manager of
British Pacilic Insurance Company,
with headquarters in Vancouver. He
will direct the activities of his department in British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan,  Manitoba  and  Ontario.
S. B. Gekyin, LL.B., has been installed as President of the Vancouver
Lodge of B'nai B'rith. He is also a
Vice-President of Vancouver Civic
Unity Association.
Rosemary Joy Scuba more, B.A., has
returned to Vancouver after a year-
and-half holiday in Great Britain,
where she attended the Edinburgh
Festival and Braemar Games; she also
holidayed in Italy. Now on the staff of
Vancouver Public Library, she was for
two years with the Regional Library in
Annapolis. N.S., before going abroad.
Robert t Boh i Steiner, B.A., is in
charge of operations and the geological
and engineering work for Enderby Oils
Limited. This Company is financing the
exploration for petroleum near Enderby. B.C.
Gerald Peter. Browne, B.A., M.A.-
'53, is the winner of a .^2000 Scholarship awarded by the I.O.D.E. He plans
to continue his studies at Oxford.
Clare Drake, B.P.E., a former
member of the U.B.C. Hockey Team, is
now coaching Ice Hockey in Dusseldorf,
Roy- Scott Griffiths, B.A., M.Sc.'54,
one of the first University of B.C. Fellowship Loan Students, was a visitor
to the Campus in February. He is
studying for his Ph.D. in Psychology
at the University of California in Los
James Midwinter. B.A.. and his wife
(nee Sally Heard), B.Coin.'53, tire
living in Guatemala City. They moved
there in September when Mr. Midwinter
became the Assistant Canadian Trade
George Robert (Bob) Piercy', B.A.Sc,
M.A.Sc'52, has taken a post in Chalk
River after spending two years in Birmingham. England, where he obtained
a Ph.D. in Physics. With him ane his
wife (nee Shirley Merritt). B.P.E.'50,
and seven-month-old daughter, Carol.
Mrs. Piercy taught school while they
were in England.
Joan Margaret Scoiiy. B.A.. has returned to Vancouver after six months
of travelling in England and on the
continent. During her slay in England
Joan worked with the Meadows Travel
Agency. Prior to her trip abroad she
worked for six months in the Advertising Department of Eaton's in Toronto.
Sheila Cameron, who won the 1951
Players' Club Alumni Scholarship, has
spent three years studying at Pasadena
Playhouse College of Theatre Arts,
where she won a  scholarship for post
graduate work. Since then she lu.s
been acting and directing, and has received praise for her work in both fields
from Hollywood producers and casting
directors who have attended her performances. This spring Sheila is directing "Vanity Fair" at Pasadena's Play-
box Theatre.
Brenda B. Cooper, B.A., has returned
to Vancouver after spending a year
abroad. While away Brenda did some
extensive travelling in Europe and
North Africa. For ten months she was
connected with the Intergovernmental
Committee for European Migration,
witli headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland.
Selwyn P. Fox, B.A.Sc, is the 1954
winner of the Canadian Lumbermen s
Association Timber Research Fellowship. An honours graduate of U.B.C,
he is now doing post-graduate work at
the University of Toronto.
Charlotte Froese, B.A., is the winner of a $2000 Scholarship awarded by
the I.O.D.E. Charlotte has already-
registered at Cambridge University,
England, where she is studying mathematics and science. Results of her
earlier work on two projects with the
Defence Research Board at Ottawa
will appear soon in the Canadian Journal of Physics.
Audrey Towlek, B.P.E., obtained a
Certificate in Physical Therapy from
the Mayo Clinic last summer and is now
on the Staff of the Western Society for
Rehabilitation, Vancouver.
George B. Chadwick, B.A., has received a $300 Grant from the British
Columbia Academy of Science for research in his project, "A Search for
Direct Particle Capture Gamma Radiation in Light Nuclei". He is a candidate
for the M.Sc. degree in Physics.
Perle Hawthorne, B.H.E., is Assistant Dietition at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical
Mavis James, has just returned from
eighteen months of working with government agencies in West Africa, following a year in London as a Secretary
in the London School of Economics.
Douglas Jung, B.A., LL.B.'54, and
Andrew Roy Trimble, B.A., LL.B.'54.
have been admitted to the British Columbia Bar Association.
Ralph Martinson, B.P.E., is attending the University of Washington on a
Teaching Fellowship. He is working
towards his Master's degree.
John A. Moisey, B.A., Mrs. Moisey,
and their baby daughter, Barbara Jean,
spent the Christmas holidays in Vancouver. John is now taking a postgraduate course in Plant Pathology at
the University of Idaho.
Daniel   Zaharko,   B.P.E.,   is   doing
graduate work in Health Education at
the lTniversity of Illinois which he is
attending with a Teaching Fellowship.
Eugene Butkov, B.A.Sc, is the winner of the B.C. Association of Professional  Engineers Gold Medal for Pro-
ticieiiL.\ in Engineering Physics. Mr.
Butkov first came to Canada from
Europe in 1952.
Audrey E. Butler, B.Coni., has won
the annual essay contest of the Better
Business Bureau with her entry:
"Ethical Advertising Standards in
Charles Ronald Harris. B.A., has
received a $300 Grant from the British
Columbia Academy of Science for his
M.Sc. research project, "The Bioassay
of Insecticides for Residual Contact
Colin G. McDiarmid, B.A.. is working in the Psychology Department of
the University of Illinois while doing
graduate work in that subject.
Morris Bert (Mo) Slater, B.P.E.,
is Chairman of the B.C. Gymnastic
Committee of the Amateur Athletic
Union of Canada.
Attention Graduates
The University will shortly be making a senior
oppointment on the engineering and maintenance staff. Applications are invited from
graduates who have had experience in municipal engineering, public works, or building
construction. Enquiries may be sent c/o the
Chronicle  office.
If you know the address of any of these
Graduates, please send it to Art Sager, Alumni
Executive  Secretary,   Brock   Hall,  U.B.C.
Mr.  Clifford  L.   Adams,   B.Com.'49
Mr.   William  S.   Adams,   B.A.Sc.'48
Mr.  A.  H.  Addems, B.A.'47
Marjorie A.   Alldrit,   B.A.'48
Mrs.   Sidney  G.  Allen,   B.A.'37
Leslie  A.  Allen,   B.A.'37
Mr.   Robert V.  Anderson,   B.A.Sc'49
Mr.  S.  J.  Andrews,   B.A.Sc.'50
Mr.  John   R.  Arnold,   B.A.Sc'53
Mrs.  W.  H.  Ashdown,   B A.'49
W.   E.   Askew,   B.A.'42
Mr.  Wilfred  A.  Atamanchuk,   B.A.Sc'52
Mr.   Ernest   R.   Ayton,   B.A.'29
Mr.  Jack  K.   Balcombe,   B.Com.'34
Miss  Elizabeth  J.   Ball,   B.P.E.'51
Mr.   Allan   Ballard,   B.A.Sc'53
Mr.   John   L.   Balmen,   B.A.Sc'49
Mr.   W.   R.   Baragar,   B.A.Sc'51
Mr.   Frederick G.   Barber,   B.A.'52
Mr.   Thomas  P.   Barker,   B.A.Sc'53
Mr.  John  G.   Bartlett,   B.A.'48
Mr,   Wm.   R.   Batten,   B.S F.'51
Mr,   W.  A.  G.   Bell,   B.A.Sc'53
Mr.   Robert  D.   Bennett,   B.A.Sc.'52
Mrs.   W.   R.   Bennett,   B.A.'25
Mr.   Willem   Bientjes,   M.S.F.'54
Mr.  Victor   B.   Bjorkman,   B.A.Sc.'51
Mr.   &  Mrs.   Clarence   E.   Beackley,   B.Com.'52,
Mr.   G.   F.   Boothby,   B.A.'38
Mr.   William   E.   Boresky,   B.A.Sc'53
Mr.   Frank   E.   Bradner,   B.S.A.'43
Mr.  James  S.   Brander,   B.A.Sc'52
Mr.   Thomas   I.   Briggs,   B.A.'51
Mr.  John  T.   Bronger,   B.Arch.'54
Mr.   Dennis W.   Brookes,   B.A.Sc'35
Mr.   Donald  G.   Brown,   B.A.'47
Mr.   D.   L.   Brown,   B.A.'39
Mr.   Norman  Brown,  B.A.'27
Mr.   Robert  C.   Brown,   B.A.'30,   B.S.A.'36
Mr.  Terence H.  Brown,  B.S.P.'49
Joyce  H.   Buchanan,   B.A.'50
Mr.  John M.  Buckley,  B.A.'29,  M.A.'36
I.   P.   Burchnall,   B.A.'51
Mr. & Mrs. C. H. G. Bushell, B.A.Sc.'42, B.A.'36
Mr.  David Butler,  B.A.'54
U. B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Mr.  Alex  G.  Campbell,   B.A.'37
Mr.  Frances C. Campbell,  B.A.'48
Anne  Carney,   B.A.'49
Mr.  K.  Bruce Carter,  B.Com.'48
Mr.   Hugh  M.  Carter,   B.A.Sc'49
F/O   Kenneth A.  Carter,   B.Com.'47
C.  A.  Chadwick,  B.Com.'50
V.  Marion  Chapman,  B.A.'49
Mr.   R.   E.  Chapman,   B.A.'50
Mr.  Roger  N. Chester,  B.Com.'37
Mr.   D.   M.  Clark,   B.A.'50
Mr.  Richard L. Clifford,  B.Com.'47,  B.S.F.'48
Lillian  M.  Coade,   B.A.'27
Mr.  A.   E.  Cobus,   B.A.'47,   LL.B.'48
Mr.   J.   F.  Cochran,   B.A.Sc'50
Mr.  Douglas  Eugene  Cole,  B.P.E.'54
Donna  M.  Cole,   B.H.E.'48
Mr.   Eric   M.  Coleman,   B.A.Sc'49
Mr.   James  Collicutt,   B.A.Sc.'51
Mr.   H.   S.   Coomber,   B.Com.'50
Mr.   D.   S.   Conger,   B.A.'49
Mr.  C.  R.  Cornish,  B.A.Sc.'29
Mr.   Robert  B.   Coupon,   LL.B.'53
Miss Doreen Coursier,  B.H.E.'50
Mr.  John  A.   Cowlin,   B.A.Sc'52
Miss   Dianne   R.   Cox,   B.H.E.'50
Mr.  Christopher C.  Crombie,  B.A.'49
Lt. Cdr. T.  H. Crone,  B.A/41
Miss  Betty J.  Cuthbert,  B.Com.'48
Mr.  James  W.  Dalton,  B.A.'51
Mr.   E.  T.  Davis,  B.A.Sc.'48
Mr,   Robert  J.   Davies,   B.A.'53
Mrs,   C.   B.   Dawdy,   B.A.'30
Mr. & Mrs. John A. Dawson, B.A.Sc.'45, B.A.'45
Mr.  John  W.   B.   Day,   B.A.Sc'54
Berna  Arlene  Dellert,   B.A.'35
Mr.  Peter  H.  Demidoff,  B.A.Sc.'25
Mr.   Neil   M.   Dennis,   B.S.P.'53
Mr.  Aldo  N.  DeSantis,  B.S.A.'49
Mr.  Victor   N.   Desaulniers,   B.S.F.'54
Mr.  Arnold  W.   Dewhurst,   B.A.Sc'53
Miss Fay L. Dobson, B.H.E.'53
Capt.  W.  Kenneth  Dobson,   B.A.Sc'31
Mr.  James  W.   Donaldson,   B.A.Sc'33
Mr.  Thornton  J.   Donaldson,   B.A.Sc'53
B.   V    Dore,   B.A.'48
Pour members of the faculty of the
School of Social Work attended the
Workshop on Social Work Education,
January 20 and 21 at Banff, Alberta.
This was a regional meeting called by
a National Steering Committee of
Canadian Schools of Social Work, the
Canadian Welfare Council, the Association of Canadian Universities and the
Canadian Association of Social Workers.
A grant of $12,000 has been made by
the Carnegie Foundation to the Na
tional Committee of Canadian Schools
of Social Work lo do a study of social
work education, its content and whether
or not it is meeting the nee<ls for
trained  professional   workers.
The four members of faculty attend
ing were Miss Marjorie J. Smith, Director of the School, Mrs. Helen Exner,
Miss fOlizabeth Thomas and Mr. Arthur
Abrahamson. The meetings at Banff
were chaired by Dr. C. K. Smith of the
Department of Education, five University of Saskatchewan and Miss Marjorie .1. Smith of our own School of
Social Work.
A general meeting was held first at
which four speakers outlined a general
introduction to the subject. The four
speakers included Miss Maysie Roger.
University of Manitoba School of Social
Work. Mrs. Addy. Calgary Family Wei
tare Bureau, Miss Uoltie Culhuin,
B.S.W.'47, Training Supervisor of the
Saskatchewan Social Welfare Department, and Miss Smith.
The meetings after the first session
were in three parts, with three different
discussion groups on social work education ; one having to do with selection
of students for training, a second on
curriculum and training, and a third
on job classification and assessment,
which involved a study of positions and
work actually done by social workers.
Reports are being prepared on the
Conference and will go forward to a
National Committee who will assemble
a National Workshop about a year
hence on social work in the whole of
Canada. In April. 1!V>4, local workshops
on the same subjects were held in many
parts of Canada. The British Columbia
group met on the campus.
A number of other graduates of the
School of Social Work at the University
of British Columbia were in the Regional Workshop at Banff, including: Miss
Anne DuMoulin. M.S.W.'17. Winnipeg,
Manitoba : Mr. Alan Roehr. B.S.W.'49,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Mr. Con
Ashby, B.S.W.'lfi. Calgary. Alberta ;
Mr. E. O. Hill. M.S.W.T.I, Community
Chest and Council. Mr. Kenneth Weaver.
B.S.W.'49, General Hospital, Mrs. Theresa Kaufmann, Diploma'44, Mr. George
Whiten, '46, Miss Peggy Gourlay, Dip-
loma,39. City Social Service Department, all  of Vancouver.
U. B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        26 The Faculty
James II. Acland, Lecturer in Architecture, led a seminar discussion on
"Contemporary Design Vocabulary" at
the Annual Meeting of The Architectural Institute of B.C. held in Victoria,
December 3 and 4.
Dr. .1. Gordon Andison. Head, Departments of French and Spanish, attended the meetings of the International Confederation of Modern Languages
and Literatures at Oxford. September
9-16, l!»r>4. He has also been elected
member of the General Committee of
the "Institut de litterature moderue
B. C. Binning. Associate Professor,
Department of Architecture, has received high praise in Toronto where he
has been exhibiting 21 paintings in the
Laing Gallery.
John I). Chapman, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and
Geography, is an Executive Member of
the B.C. Natural Resources Conference
and Editor of its annual report, "The
Proceedings". He is also Chairman of
a Sub-coniinittee which is planning the
publication of a large work, "Atlas of
B.C. Resources", for the Inventory
Year (1956) of the R e s o u r c e s
Donald B. Fields, Associate Professor, School of Commerce, will supervise
the programme now being planned for a
new six-year course leading to the
double degree of Bachelor of Commerce
and Chartered Accountancy.
Dr. II. C. Gunning, Dean, Faculty of
Applied Science, was elected President
of the British Columbia Association of
Professional Engineers on December 4.
Dr. R. I). James, Professor and Head,
Mathematics Department, who is on a
year's leave of absence, represented
this University at the ceremonies commemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the founding of Michigan,
State College at East Lansing, February 12.
Ralph R. Loffmark, Instructor.
School of Commerce, received his Certificate from the Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants at the Graduation Ceremonies held in the Vancouver
Art Gallery, Thursday. February 10.
E. H. Morrow, Professor Emeritus
and former Head of the School of Commerce, received the Honorary degree of
LL.D. from the University of Western
Ontario in June, 1954.
Dr. B. B. Moscovicir, Clinical Instructor of Medicine, has been appointed Clinical Director of the B.C.
Alcoholism Foundation's first outpatient clinic. He is responsible for development of the treatment programme.
Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, Chairman. Department of Classics, and two
colleagues. Benjamin D. Merritt and
II. T. Wade-Gery, will share the Award
of Merit of the American Philological
Association for their four-volume work.
"The Athenian Tribute Lists", a study
of the financial records of Athens in
the fifth century B.C. The work was
begun in 1937 at the Institute for Ad
vanced Studies at Princeton. In 1947,
after a wartime interruption, work was
resumed, and in 1954 the four volumes
were completed and published. The
Award was presented to Dr. McGregor
in Boston in December at the annual
meeting of the American Philological
Chakles Duncan Mackenzie, B.S.A.
'29, M.S.A.'32, formerly with the Da-
minion Experimental Farm Services,
has been appointed Professor of Animal
Husbandry, Division of Animal Science.
and Assistant to the Dean of Agriculture.
Professor J. C. Peeps and Wii.frin
R. Ussner, School of Architecture, have
been awarded Second Honourable Mention in the nation-wide competition for
a Civic Auditorium for Vancouver.
Four of Miss Barbara Pentland's
musical works were performed for the
first time in 1954: — "Octet for Wild
Instruments", by the Cassenti Playe s
at the Vancouver Art Gallery in December : "The Lake", over the C.B.C.
in March: "Two Piano Sonata", at
Harvard University in May: and
"Second Symphony", by the Leighton
Lucas Orchestra over the B.B.C. in
Dr. Cyril Reid, Associate Professor
of Chemistry, has announced the purchase of a nuclear resonance spectrometer,
to be used for advanced research, including work on the chemical origins
of cancer. The purchase of the spectrometer lias been made possible by a
$33,400 grant from the Research Council of Canada, and it will be the first of
its type in  this country.
Dr. J. Lewis Robinson, Chairman.
Geology Division, was a guest lecturer
last summer at the University of Wisconsin. His subject was "The Pioneer
Fringe of Canada." During the year
live articles by him were published on
various aspects of Northern Canaca.
British Columbia and Geograpl y
Richard Ruggles, Instructor, Department of Geology and Geography, is
a member of the Executive of the Com
munity Planning Association.
Lt.-Cmdr. H. E. D. Scovil, Assistant
Professor of Physics, was appointed
Commander of the U.B.C. Naval Train
ing Division, January 13. Cmdr. Scovil
succeeds Lt.-Cmdr. Frank Turner who
has been transferred to H.M.C.S.
Dr. John R. Smythies, Senior Researcher, Department of Neurological
Research, has just been awarded bis
M.D. degree by Cambridge University.
He leaves for the National University.
Canberra. Australia, April 1st, on a
two-year Nuffield Fellowship for work
on Micro-Electrode Studies in the Cerebral Cortex.
Charles Duncan MacKenzie, B.S.A/29,
Colonel G. M. Shrum. representing
U.B.C, attended Sessions of the National Research Council in Ottawa,
February 28 - March 11, when awards
were made of grants in aid of scientific
research, graduate Scholarships and
post-doctoral Fellowships for work in
Canada, Great Britain and the United
States. In Ottawa he also attended
meetings of the Defence Research
Lionel Thomas. School of Architecture, is teaching a new extension
course.  "Design  Workshop".
Du. Harry V. Warren, Department
of Geology and Geography, spent four
days on a speaking tour last November.
He addressed the Rotary Club and the
High School student body in Prince
Rupert, and the Northern B.C. District
Council  Fall  Convention in Terrace.
Dr. Hugh F. Woodhousk, Principal.
Anglican Theological College, has received the first printed copies of his new
book. "The Doctrine of the Church in
Anglican Theology, 1547-1603". He has
been asked to write the 195(1 Lenten
Book for the Anglican Church in
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U. B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        28 B. C. Agronomists Meet
By   CLARE   NELSON,   B.S.A.'48
The recent B.C. Agronomists' Conference, held at the University, was well
attended by those working in agronomy
and related fields in the Province. Members meet once a  vear to discuss new
developments in agriculture in tli>
fields of forage, cereals, potatoes, soils,
agricultural engineering, pathology, entomology and weeds. Progress reports
are made on current projects and
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fields ot activity are reviewed: when
necessary, new or revised recommendations are made. The Association serves
as a clearing house or liaison between
agricultural research workers and the
practical farmer.
Among those present and taking active part In the program were many
C.B.C. graduates. (J. A. Luyat. '27. as
President opened the meetings on January 26. Dean Blythe Ragles, '22. welcomed the members on behalf of the
I'niversify and the Faculty of Agriculture. Dr. V. ('. Brink. '34. M.S.A.':*!.. of
the Faculty of Agriculture. Vice-President, was elected President for the
1955-5(5 season. C. II. Xelson, '48, continued as Secretary.
In the Soils presentation the University was well represented by alumni
and staff. T. M. Lord. '42. was Chairman of this Committee and papers
were presented by A. J. Renney, '3(5,
I). Westlake. '53. a graduate student,
C. A. Rowles. Professor of Soils, P. X.
Sprout. '49. R. (J. Carry. '49. and C. C.
J. A. Freeman. '49, M.S.A.'50, chaired
the Weed Committee, with Norman F.
Putnam. J. H. McLeod. Dr. I). J. Wort.
It. M. Adanison. A. .1. Renney and
K. C. Hughes. '40, participating in the
The program of the Cereal and Potato Committee was chaired by B. M.
r.awson. '49: W. It. Foster: X. S.
Wright. '44. MS.A.'4(5: C. L. Neilson,
IS.CD. Appleby. T.O. W. T. Burns: It.
M. Hall and Hugh Gardner. T.0.
presented papers.
(}. L. Calver, BA.Sc.'4S was responsible for the Agricultural Engineering
program which included R. W. Brown.
R   Houghton.   S.   Keith   and   .1.   Later.
R. II. Turley chaired a very comprehensive presentation on the part of
the Forage Crop Committee. Dr. M. F.
Clarke, '35, M.S.A.'37. A. C. Wilton. '49,
S. (i. Preston. '30, S. B. Peterson, '48.
G. A. Muirhead, W. E. P. Davis. '50.
M.S.A.'53. J. V. Zacbarias, '48. A. McLean. '44. and Ross Ashford. '53.
R. L. Wilkinson. '48, W7. Jones, F. L.
I'.anham, '51, and Humphrey Toms presented papers in the Plant Disease and
Insect Pest Committee, which was under the chairmanship of II. G. Fulton.
Among those attending the Conference, other than those giving palters,
were many graduates of the University
of British Columbia, including Jack
Wilcox. Harold Phillips. Ernie Clarke.
Stan Weston. Cordon Webster. Tom
Anstey. Jack Stewart. Bob Fletcher,
(ieorge Cruickshank. Jack Mason, Tom
Willis. Cordon Landon. Dave Turner.
Iain MacSwan. Frank I'eto and John
A well-attended Banquet was held in
the Faculty Club following which Mr.
Rex. Paterson. famous dairy farmer
inventor from Hampshire, England,
spoke in Physics 200 to about 350
members and guests on the subject of
"Grassland  Farming".
U. B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Crucible—
From   left:   Joanne   Walker,  as   Mary   Warren;
Bruce MacLeod, as John Proctor; Doreen Odling,
B.A.'52, as Elizabeth Proctor.
That one of the most competent of
contemporary American playwrights
should be moved enough by the Salem
witch-hunts of nearly three centuries
ago to chronicle them in rough and
forceful drama : and that an intelligent
group of university graduates should
in turn be impressed by the lessons of
this shameful record to give the play a
vigorous and impassioned treatment,
comes as no surpise.
We inherit from the past its evils as
well as ils heritage, and both are with
us still. As in colonial Salem, cowardice,   greed,   malice,   envy   and   fear
may he offset by honesty, integrity, and
self-sacrifice to the cause of right, but.
they only seem to cancel each other ont.
Temitus fuf/it, hut times do not really
This double legacy is of great concern
to the playwright in question, Arthur
Miller. Good men today face much the
same problems as those honest Puritan
farmers and burghers of the new-
America when they refused to acknowledge that their souls were matched
with the Devil's and preferred, instead,
to hang by the score from the town-
square gallows. The process is perhaps less obvious today, but it still requires courage to resist those who will
crucify  your mind.
"The Crucible" is a distillation of
emotion, profoundly concerned with
good, evil, right and error, Christian
love and Christian hate, an admixture
difficult to write, hard to act. Xatur-
ally, this combination of evils carries
great shock value and makes good material for a drama festival. It would
be very satisfying to praise with
"Bravos"! the U.B.C. alumni group for
choosing this timely play, wishing them
well, and to be content with pointing
an obvious parallel to the present state
of society.
But why dance to the old tune? What
is the good of stating a problem if no
solution is offered. We recognize an
evil, yet are timid enough to tolerate
it. Instead of praising the merits of a
tragedy, why not seek a world in which
tragedy has no place, and tragedians
are recognized for the fictionalizers of
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Director  U.B.C. Alumni  Players'  Club
men's aberrations that they are. We
perpetuate our miseries in a thousand
ways by our slavish devotion to our
doubtful inheritance, and we lack the
common good sense to discard those
parts that are no longer of value to us.
Thus, the preparations and the enthusiasm, the preliminary hurdle of
the regional competitions, and the prospect of a good crack at first place in a
national festival for the glory of the
institution whose name it bears does not
seem altogether worthwhile for the
U.B.C. Alumni Players' Club. There is
loo much  need for change.
From    left:    James    Lindsay    (Cambridge),   as
Francis     Nurse;     Patricia     Leith,     as    Abigail
Williams;     Dick     Harris,     B.A.(McGill)'22,     as
Deputy  Governor   Danforth.
"Crucible" Wins Calvert Trophy
Andre van Cysegbeni of London,
adjudicator in the B.C. regional competition. Dominion Drama Festival,
awarded tirst place to U.B.C. Players
Club Alumni for their presentation of
"The Crucible". High praise was given
for choice of play, direction, sense of
theatre, and for individual performance. Joanne Walker won the regional
Best Actress Award for her portrayal
of Mary Warren.
3D A Great Rugby Season
McKechnie   Cup   Returns
University of P..C. Hugby teams have
distinguished themselves in league play
this season. Max Howell's 2nd team
Braves won the Bell-Irving Cup, defeating Ex-Tech 23 - (I, while Albert Laith-
waite's Thunderbirds brought hack the
McKechnie Cup to U.B.C. after a rugged
game against Vancouver Reps on February 5. winning by a 12-S score. The
historic trophy, competed for since
18!).".. was presented at the conclusion
of the match to Captain Doug MacMillan. by the veteran Vancouver player
Mr. Reggie Woodward. The 'Birds had
previously defeated Victoria Crimson
Tide and X'orwests to gain the final
with Vancouver. One of the largest
crowds of the season saw the game.
Golden   Bears   Win   World   Cup
The Colden Bears of Berkeley won
the World Cup by one point in a four-
game series in which each team won
two games. As Boh Spray indicated in
presenting the Cup to the Rerkeley
Captain at the U.B.C. Stadium after the
fourth game on March 12. this was the
closest score in the history of these
Oxford-Cambridge Team
The Tours Committee of the B.C.
Rugby Union in cooperation with the
California Rugby Union, completed arrangements for a combined team from
Oxford and Cambridge to play an extended series on the West Coast during
the period March 17 April 23. Twenty-
one players will make the trip, all of
International calibre.
Dark and  Light Blue Team's Busy Schedule
The schedule of B.C. games is as
follows :
March 17 — U.B.C. at Varsity Stadium: March lb — Victoria Reps at McDonald Park. Victoria : March 24 —
U.B.C. past and present, at Varsity
Stadium: March 20 - - Vancouver.
Brockton Oval: March 30 -- North
Shore Reps. Callister Park (night
game) ; April 2 - - British Columbia.
Brockton Oval.
Oxford - Cambridge team defeated
Thunderbirds. March 17. with a score
of 29-0.
The Varsity students who rowed to
victory over the 2000 metre course at
the Vedder Canal last summer, scored
a tremendous upset over the English
eight, and established themselves as
one of the world's best S-oared crews.
The rowers themselves give much of
the credit for their success to the lead-
By    R.    J.    PHILLIPS
orship and inspiration of Coach Frank
For all rowers, everywhere, the Royal
Henley Regatta is the ultimate in rowing competition. At Henley each summer the world's finest crews gather,
and British Empire (lames Champion*
have been invited to compete, to test
their .skill and stamina against the
best. The students, who are also members of the Vancouver Rowing Club,
are planning to make the trip, after
they have completed their annual competition at XTewport, California on May
2N.   The Royal Henley begins June 29.
Under the joint auspices of the University and the Vancouver Rowing
Club, a Committee has been formed for
the purpose of raising $25,000 to cover
the cost of this project. The following
sub-committees are now active; General
Chairman, Dean A. W. Matthews; General Vice-Chairman, Mr. Xelles Stacey:
Special Names, Mr. Walter Owen.
Chairman; Special Events, Mr. Frank
Frederickson, Chairman : Publicity.
Mr. Luke Moyles, Chairman; Alumni.
Mr. Grant Donegani, Chairman; Students, Mr. Ron Bray. Chairman; General Secretary-Treasurer, R. ,T. Phillips.
Many parts of the Province are represented on the U.B.C.-V.R.C. Crew,
and for this reason there is a real provincial interest in their plans. Already
donations are coming in, both through
the Vancouver Province and the Alumni
Development Fund. We hope our
readers, too, will want to make a small
donation  towards  the project  so  that
the   University   Crew   will   be  able   to
compete in the Royal Henley Regatta.
Cheques  sent  to  Alumni  office  should
be marked "Henley".
The tough Evergreen Conference
schedule has yielded only two wins
I Eastern and Western) for Jack Pom-
fret's Thunderbirds. To date the team
has a won S lost 14 record, including a
double win over the Vancouver Clover-
leafs. The Annual Series against the
University of Alberta was cancelled.
The Varsity Soccer team, which
makes its first appearances on Television this week-end against C.P.R.. is
holding down fourth spot in the Coast
League "P." division standings. The
Soccer team completed the year's play
in fourth position in the League.
Two University teams are at present
playing in the Vancouver Grass Hockey
League. Our Varsity side is leading
the league at present, having lost only
one game, won 5 and tied 4.
The Swim team competed in two
meets against Western Washington and
won both of them handily. However,
they were defeated 55-2!) by the University of Washington Frosh. The
Evergreen Conference Meet was held
at Western Washington on March 5,
when U.B.C. retained the title, won at
Cheney last year, with scores as follows: U.B.C. 79, Western Washington
70, Eastern Washington .">.
The   U.B.C.  Ski  Team  has  competed
in two major intercollegiate meets this
term,   placing   fifth   at   Rossland   and
fourth at Banff.
Although the lee Hockey team bad a
rough time in the Senior Amateur
Hockey League, they found the play
seasoned them for the Hamber Cup
Hockey Series with the University of
Alberta. At the end of January Coach
Dr. Bruce MacKay took the squad to
Edmonton where they lost a close, two-
game series 9 goals to 7.
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This Team will play the Oxford-Cambridge Fifteen: From left, back row: Jack Wallis (Manager),
Derek Vail is, David Morley, Bob Morford, Skip McCarthy, Malcolm Anderson, Ted Hunt, Ross Wright,
Albert Latthwaite (Coach): front row, Johnny Owen (Trainer), Bill Whyte, Dick Macintosh, John
Newton (V. Capt.), Doug. MacMillan (Capt.) Jim MacNicol, Donn Spence, Joe Warnock, Bill Bice,
Absent; Roger Kronquist, Alan  Laird, Pat Kinney, Mike Chambers.
U.B.C. ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Ron Bray, 2nd Year Law, A.M.S. President-elect.
Election battles took first place in
student interest (luring February. Ron
Bray, this year's Council Treasurer,
won out over Jim Craig for the Presidency. Geoff Conway, Executive Editor
of the Ubyssey, took the Treasurer's job
by acclamation. Ron Longstaffe was
elected Vice-president in a close four-
way race.
Others elected to Council were Maureen Sankey, Women's Undergraduate
Society President: Helen McLean,
Secretary : Charlotte Warren, Women's
Athletic Association Chairman; Dave
Hemphill. Chairman Undergraduate Societies Committee: Al Thackray, Chair
man University (Tubs Committee (formerly L.S.E.): Bob Hutchison, Chairman Men's Athletic Association; Bob
McLean, and .Mike Jeffery, Members-
Reconstruction of Brock Hall moved
quickly ahead, largely because of the
generous support of Alumni. Refurnishing and repainting of offices and club
rooms in both wings left no trace of
lire or smoke damage. The main lounge
is expected to be ready at the end of
The spring blood drive again brought
out the enthusiastic support of students.
Over 42% of the students attended the
drive, supplying life-giving blood requirements of all 99 hospitals in British
Columbia for two weeks.
Tension was mounting during March
because of the several controversial
issues to be raised at the Spring General meeting. Heading the list was the
question of roofing the Pool. Student
l 'ouncil was supporting the proposal to
build a separate, standard-sized pool
because it would best serve the needs
of swimmers for teaching, for competitive purposes and for recreation.
In addition capital and maintenance
costs  would  be  much   cheaper.    Many
students, however, felt that there was
a moral commitment t.o roof the Pool.
Constitutional revision also was an
issue. Abolition of the Fall General
Meeting, lower quorums, the traditional
demand of the Undergraduate Societies
Committee for a "check" »u Student
Council, raising the number of signatures needed for petitions for special
general meetings were among the revisions mooted.
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U. B.C. ALUMNI  CHRONICLE        32 Thousands Visit Varsity
Faculty and Students were hosts to
more than fifty thousand visitors to the
U.B.C. campus on Open House Day,
March 5. "Open House" was proclaimed
by the Provincial Minister of Education, the Hon. Ray Williston, in ceremonies held at 11:00 a.m. in the Field
House. Before introducing Mr. Willis-
ton, President MacKenzie read numerous letters and telegrams from Alumni
Associations throughout the province
wishing Open House success. In what
he termed "an historic announcement",
Dr. MacKenzie told of the decision of
the Provincial Government to enlarge
the U.B.C. campus by 435 acres. Later
Premier W. A. C. Bennett joined other
distinguished guests at luncheon in the
Faculty Club. Premier Bennett spoke
of the Government's active interest in
the University and recognized U.B.C. as
growing "Big Business" that will require an annually increasing operating
Open House is a triennial event and
this year came as the climax of an
extensive University Week programme
during which the public was given the
opportunity to see phases of University
activity which could not be so well
demonstrated in the more static displays of Open House Day. Included on
separate days were the annual United
Xations Model Assembly, Mock Parliament, Greek Letter Society's Song Fest,
a special broadcast of "Town Meeting
in   Canada"  from  the  campus,   and  a
Variety Show of student talent.
Many fascinating displays were seen
by the visitors to Open House. The
School of Architecture erected a thirty-
foot space tower on the Main Mall and
strung an arch of helium-filled balloons
from it to their huts, where visual and
architectural design, sculpture and a
planning model for Powell River Development were displayed. The student-:
of Agriculture arranged a tractor-
drawn jitney service from the bus-stop
to the University Farm. The new green-
bouses, with their banana tree and
giant cacti, hydroponics and 80 degree
temperature, proved a haven from th'3
frigid weather outside. Soil chemistry,
dairying and the livestock and poultry
buildings were included in the tour.
The Chemistry Department, always
one of the star performers on Open
House Day, again provided exhibits
designed to intrigue the public. Popular
lectures on chemical phenomena, displays of glass blowing and a film programme were combined with laboratory
demonstrations. Chemical Engineering
displayed an architect's model plan for
their hoped-for building as well as the
gift scale-model of Standard Oil of
B.C.'s   (Stanovan)   Refinery.
The Physics Department also responded to the public interest in
science. The Van de Graaf Generator,
Helium Liquifier, operating at 450 degrees below zero, and Model Atomic
Pile highlighted their displays and
The Field House was also pressed
into service. Twenty-three student clubs
combined to turn the tar-papered building into one of the most popular
attractions for the visitors. The various
organizations went all-out to provide
colourful displays. The Chinese Varsity
and Far Eastern Societies showed an
imported Japanese Tea House, the
Varsity Rowing Club exhibited the
B.E.G. shell used by Thames Rowing
Club, and the Dance Club offered instruction to the public. A stage was
erected at one end of the building and
hourly shows were presented.
The Humanities Departments presented their displays in the Library.
Spanish exhibited a set of Mexican
engravings sent from Mexico specially
for Open House and the French Department distributed pamphlets and
posters obtained from France. The
Library itself prepared an excellent
display in the Ridington Room, showing
Faculty and Student publications, rare
and unusual books and bindery operations.
Physical Education arranged a series
of athletic events in the Memorial and
Women's Gymnasiums which were
crowded to capacity all day. The Student Residences, botli the new Dormitories and the Camps, were open for
inspection; the Anglican and Union
Theological Colleges arranged tours of
their facilities.
Many, many other displays were presented. From Pharmacy's model of "Ye
Okie Apothecary Shoppe" to Commerce's stock-brokerage advice, from
the various Engineering machines and
models to the Psychologist's lie detector, every Faculty, Department and
Student Organization took full advantage of the opportunity Open House
provides to interest the public in the
work of the University.
U.B.C. CAMPUS-1955
Drawn by J. H. Ac land
U.B.C. School of Architecture
WesbraoK      Camp
Acodio   Comp MARRIAGES
Alexander-Grantham. James Henry
Alexander to Evelyn May Grantham,
Arnold-Wali.inuer - Berggren. David
Patrick Arnold-Wallingor, B.S.F.'54.
to Ronnia  Ellen Berggren.
Uri'k-Spari.ing. John Bruk to Carol
Sparling.  B.II.E.7.3. in Sidney.
<'ampbei.i.-W'ax ki.yn. James Aiastair
Grant Campbell, B.A.'52, LL.B.'53, to
Priscilla W a n k 1 y n . B.A.'54. in
Carter-McMillan. Dr. Harold Reginald Carter. M.D.'54. to Anne Louise
McMillan, in Xew York City.
Cawi.ey-M.u Larex. Xevil Berkley Caw-
ley. B.A.Sc'4!l. tn Kiizabeth Ann
Cohex-Weinhlkg. Harvey Cohen. B.A.
Sc'4!).  to  Donna   \'era  Weinberg.
Dakix-Liet/.e. John Kenneth Dakin,
P>.Com.'4S. M.Com.I Queens I. to Gus-
tine Alice  Lietze.
Di:sAri.Nii:i;s-SvMoxns. Victor X'ielson
Desaulniers. B.S.F.'54. to Barbara
Humphrey Symonds.
Falk-Piggott. Richard Anderson Falk
to Irene Piggott. B.A.'50. B.S.W.'51,
in   Hamilton.  Ontario.
Fantacci-Edgar. Sub-Lieut. Xicola F.
Fautacci. R.C.X.R.. to Eleanor Rosamond Edgar. B.H.E.'50, in Portsmouth,   England.
Ferrie-Shears. Michael Ferric, B.Com.
'53.  to  Siisanne Shears.
Fbeiioi.i.-Wii.i.fokt. F. Frebold to Agnes
Willfort. B.A.T.4. in Calgary.
Fr.ErnKiKK-O'DoxxEi.i.. Ronald II. Frra-
diger. P..A.'47. B.Com.'4S. to Doreen
Gigliottt Jo.slyn. Angelo Joseph Gigli-
otti. B.Com.'51, to Thorn Louise
Gilley-Boilter. James Chester Gilley.
B.A.Sc.'53. to Helen Margaret
(Peggy I   Boulter. B.A.7.2.
IIay-Fii.i.es. Xorman MacKenzie Haj",
B.A.'47. to Audrey Fildes, in London.
Hobson-Lockh art. G. W. Hobson,
B.A.Sc.'lS. to Shirley R. Loekhart.
Hoi.hrook - Newcomb. Douglas Raymond Ilolbrook. B.A.Sc'52, to Diane
Louise  Xewcomb,  B.H.E.'50.
Kebari.e-Harris. Paul Kebarle to Beverly Jean Harris, B.A.'51.
LECKiE-Coi.grnorx. Robert George
Leckie. B.A.'40. to Peggy Colquhoun.
Levey-Woi.ee. Gerald Sanford Levey.
P..A.'50. to Diane Lois Wolfe.
Logan-vax der Bi-rgt. Kenneth Tre-
maine Logan. B.S.F.'40. to Antoinetta
van  der  Burgt. in  Ottawa.
Lot-tit-Scott. James Irvin Loutit.
B.Com.'53. to Edith Elizabeth Scott.
Lowes-Newton-. Peter Donald Lowes.
B.A. (Cantab.). LL.B.'54. to Linnea
(Lin) ) Ann Newton. B.A.'54. in
MEi.vrx-Ei.r.is. Ronald McKnight Mel-
vin. B.Coin.'40. to Gwen Ellis in
MoRErroTTSE-X.\rss. Ralph Ernest Morehouse, B.S.A.'53. to H. Pauline X'auss.
.Moniii;i'-Bellamy.     Montague    Martin
Mosher,   B.A.Sc.'54,   to   Verna   Mae
Bellamy in Chilliwack.
.Murphy-McIJoiuai.l.     Calvin    Francis
(Frank)   Murphy,  LL.B.'50,  to  Jean
McNair-McKe.m.ky.    Alan   David   Me
Xair,   B.S.A.'50,   to   Elizabeth   Mary
McKendry, B.H.E.'5().
Xathanson-Rosen.    Monte   Xathansou
to    June    Arden    Rosen.     B.A.'54.in
Miami Beach. Florida.
Xohhs-Fraser.    William   L.   X'obbs,   B.Com.'44,    to    Jessie    Irviu    (Xettie)
Oi.om-Ray.mkh.   William Spencer Odom
to     Sheila     Joan     Raymer.     I',.A.'52,
B.S.W.'53. in San Francisco, Calif.
Keiii-Lowk.   Robert W. Reid.  B.S.F.'50,
.M.A.'53. to Betty Lowe, in Calgary.
Rkiersox-Stockktai..     Mr.    Robert   R.
Keierson, to Dolores Elizabeth Stock-
stad. B.A.'40, in Honolulu. T.I I.
Ryan-Carter.   Michael McGuire Ryan.
P..Com.'53, to Barbara Ann Carter.
Smith-Foruks.    Gilbert   Joseph   Smith.
B.A.'49.   LL.B.T.0.   to  Elizabeth   Jean
Forbes,  B.A.'53, in Victoria.
Tinbridge - Tingi.ey.     William     Allan
Tunbridge  to  Valerie  Jean  Tingley,
I!.A.'52, in West Summerland.
Uxi>erhii.i.-('ook.     Richard    Underbill,
B.A.'54. to Beverley Cook.
\'aigha>"-Si.ai)E.   John Stephen Vaugh-
an, B.A.'54, to Isobelle Vera Slade.
+   +   +
.Mrs. R. II. Bali, (nee Marion Rith
Smith), B.A.'20. died at her home in
Summit, X..I. She is survived by her
husband, Dr. Ralph H. Ball, and three
children. Flora. David and Barbara.
Dr. William Wilson Campbell.
B.A.'49, M.D.'54. 29-year-old graduate
of the first medical class at U.B.C.
died November 25, while serving his
interneship at Vancouver General Hospital. He was an army veteran of
World War Two. He is survived by
his wife. Margaret, his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Campbell, and his
sister, Eleanor.
Robert J. Chapman, B.A.'31, died in
Vancouver, December IS. A well-remembered athlete, he was a member of the
1031 U.B.C. Basketball Team which
won the national championship. Head
of the Small Mills Department: of MacMillan & Bloedel Ltd., he had been
with the firm twenty years. He is survived by his wife. Velma, and a daughter. Judith.
George Finlayson Dei'iixioxd, Professor Emeritus and member of the
Faculty for the past 25 years, died December 20 at the age of 61. He was in
the Department of Economics, Political
Science and Sociology. A well-known
economist and public speaker. Professor
Drummond did extensive work for the
Provincial Government, served on many
industrial conciliation boards, and also
worked at reassessment of the land
seized from B.C. Japanese during
World War Two. Born and educated in
Scotland, he received his Master of Arts
degree with honours in Economics from
St. Andrew's College, and then went to
i ne University of London on a Carnegie
research fellowship, gaining his Master
of Science degree there. Before coming to U.B.C. he taught in Scotland and
in the United States. He is survived
by his wife and two sons. Ian and Alis-
Dr. Ethel Harris, member of the
Faculty for ten years, died December
10. Dr. Harris studied at U.B.C. and
at Columbia where she received her
A.B. in 1920. She returned to U.B.C.
for post-graduate work, received a
teaching fellowship to the University
of Toronto and there received her
Master's degree in 1923. In 1932, after
eight years of study at the Sorbonne,
Paris, she was awarded the degree of
"Doeteur de I'Universite de Paris" with
highest honours. The following years
Dr. Harris spent in advanced teaching
in France until the occupation of Paris
in 1940. when she returned to Vancouver, taking an appointment in the
French Department of U.B.C. She held
this position until her retirement three
years ago. She is survived by a sister,
Marjorie, and a  brother. Gordon.
Lieit. Col. Cecil Cai.i.iieck Owen,
Convocation Founder. Chaplain at the
Vancouver General Hospital for 30
years, died Christmas Eve, 1954. at the
age of 90. He lirst came to Vancouver
as Minister of the Cathedral of New
Westminster in 1903. after having taken
his B.A. at the University of Toronto.
Divinity Training at Wycliffo College,
and having ministered in Eastern
Churches. Col. Owen fought iu the
11SS4 Riel Rebellion as a private in the
Queen's Own Regiment, and served in
World War I as overseas Chaplain with
the 29th Vancouver Battalion. He returned to Vancouver in 1920 at the request of former parishioners, after
serving a short term as a missionary in
Chile, to take the post at the Vancouver
General which he held until his retirement live years ago. Col. Owen
organized the Save the Children Fund
and was instrumental in founding St.
George's Church. St. Thomas' and St.
Mark's, all in Vancouver. He is survived by four daughters and remembered by countless friends.
Reginald IIerer Rogers of Charlotte-
town. P.E.I.. Convocation Founder, died
on  November 20.
Flying Offtcer Philip A. D.
Stani.en. age 22. died near Chatham,
Xew Brunswick. February S, when the
Sabre-jet he was piloting crashed. F/O
Sfanden was an outstanding student,
and a 1954 Honours Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. He is survived by
bis father and mother. Mr. and Mrs.
S. II. Sfanden. South Burnaby. and
three  brothers.   X'eil.  Dale  and  Eric.
F. E. C "Ernte" Roberts, B.A.'31.
age 50. died at bis home in Chilliwack,
January 20. He had been Industrial
Arts Instructor and Coach of the Senior
Soccer team at Chilliwack High School
since 1935. He is survived by his wife
Grace,  and  daughter.  Carolynne.
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